Covina Argus from Covina, California on January 9, 1909 · Page 7
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Covina Argus from Covina, California · Page 7

Covina, California
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Saturday, January 9, 1909
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TROWEL'S TRIP AROUND GLOBE Masonic Emblem Visits Covina Lodge in its Wanderings. The visit of the travelling Masonic trowel to Covina Lodge, F. & A. M., on Tuesday evening was made a notable event in Masonic history of the Upper San Gabriel valley. The trowel, which is now in the custody of Southern California Lodge No. 278, F. & A. M., was conveyed to Coviua by its custodian, PJdward Byron Spencer, Senior Warden of Southern California Lodge, with an escort composed of Bro. D. K. Weller of Southern California Lodge; Bro. Robt. Musket of Southern California Lodge; Bro. C. .11. Bridges, of Sunset Lodge, No. 3. r >2; Bro. B. N. Powois of Hollenbeck Lodge, and D. M. Sutherland of Sunset Lodge. The trowel was presented to the Worshipful Master of Covina Lodge by Bro. Spencer in the prescribed simple, but impressive, ritualistic form and afterwards passed to each member present for his inspection, during which time the entire membership stood in the form of a living trowel. Following the presentation ceremonies interesting and appropriate addresses were delivered by the custodian of the trowel, Bro. E. B. Spencer and several members of .his escort, giving a history of the trowel's jourueyings, an account of which appears below. Fully 100 members of the local lodge and visiting brethren were present. The ceremonies of the evening were - closed by a banquet of which all partook. The idea of the' travelling trowel, symbolic of the admonition to "spread the cement of > brotherly Jove" on every possible occasion throughout the world was started upon its mission by Justice Lodge No. 753 of New York under the sanction of 'the Grand Lodge of New York. To Mr. C. Fred Crosby of Justice Lodge belongs the credit of proposing to his lodge the plan of sending out a silver trowel among the Masonic Lodges throughout the world, spreading fraternal teachings • and bringing them together in a closer bond of acquaintance. After obtaining the approval of the Grand Lodge of New York, a magnificent solid silver trowel was manufactured, bearing upon its face the symbolic figure of Justice, together with the name of the lodge, the date and the phrase, "Who best can work and best agree." This beautiful silver trowel was solemnly consecrated and dedicated on October 30, 1905, by the Grand later, conveyed the trowel to ITor- nellsville, New York, and presented it to Hornellsvillo Lodge. From llornpllsville the trowel wna carried to Buffalo, and un the oven- ing of Washington's birthday, February 2'2, 1000, presented to Washington Lodge. This was a most notable occasion, as in addition to the ceie- uiouy incident to the reception of the trowel, Right Worshipful Sylvanus J. Quinn of the Grand Lodge of Virginia v;as present, bearing with him tho bible upon which Geore Washington took his obligation as a Master Mason in Froderiokshurg Lodge on November 4, 17iV2, together with a record of Fredericksburg Lodge in which the initiating, passing and raising was recorded. Washington Lodge of Buffalo bore the trowel across the Canadian border to Hamilton, Ontario, March 23, 1900. This great ^international Masonic event was honored by the presence of many of the most distinguished craftsmen in Canada. There was another international event a mouth later, when the Barton Lodge brought the trowel back to the United States and formally deposited it with Detroit Lodge No. 2 of Detroit, Michigan. The journey to Detroit was made in a special train. The Barton Lodge was accompanied by the Kilties band and delegations from twenty-five Canadian lodges who marched the streets of Detroit under escort of the local lodge whose guests they were. Detroit Lodge sent a delegation of nearly three hundred brethren to Toledo, Ohio, a few weeks later, and presented the trowel to Toledo Lodge, at what was probably the most notable Masonic gathering ever assembled in Toledo. From the Ohio city the trowel was borne to Elkhart, Indiana, where Toledo Lodge presented it to Kane Lodge. The brethren of Kane Lodge brought, the trowel to Chicago, and presented it to Mystio Star Lodge, tho ceremony taking place at Eugle- wood Masonic Temple in the presence of nearly a thousand members of tho craft. A largo delegation from Mystic Star Lodge, Chicago, bore the trowel to Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and presented it to Crescent Lodge on St. John's Day, 190(5 . Crescent Lodge presented the famous trowel to Minuehaha Lodge, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, February 5, 1907, the event being one of unusual interest. When Capitol Lodge of Omaha learned that this noted emblem of the fraternity was destined for Sioux Falls, efforts were at once directed to have Capitol Lodge honored by its presence. These efforts were crowned with success and a large delegation of Masons conveyed the mj'Htin emblem from Sioux Falls .to Omaha, Nebraska. From Capitol Lodge the trowel was carried to Oriental Lodge of Denver, Colorado. After the customary thirty days, Oriental Lodge present- COV1NA Shoe Repaid (o. JUST RECEIVED A new and up-to-date supply of Cards and Folders for your photos. Special prices during September. C. W. Tucker's Studio KODAKS AND SUPPLIES Covina, Cal. FINE SHOE REP- A 'p X.i -L REASONABLE PRICES Citrus Avenue A. J. ROOKS Oeneretl Bleick-smltHIng All kinds of g-eneral and heavy lUacksinitliinp. We manufacture Ridjrcrs, Orange Racks and Box Presses Horseshoeing a Specialty Home Phone IOJ? Shop West Bndillo St, Cavinn Call and See Us If you need anything- in the HARNESS" line and we will give the heat goods at the lowest price. Satisfaction guaranteed. Cov/Irio Heirness & Saddlery Co. Phone Hume 1170 FBES rPOM UCg, LEE'S EGO MAKER SlICCFSSFUL '^ SliND FOR riUU: CA IALOUDU POULTRY RAISERS USB Los Angeles Incubators IIVURVTHINQ IN POULTRY SUPPLIES Acme Roup Cure—SOc PoMpnld HENRY ALKCRS CO. S.1-1 S. MAIN ST I-OS ANCUiU* Hay, Grain, Cereals and Fuel WHOLBSALR AND RETAIL Delivery to^Every Part of the^ Valley SAN GABRIEL VALLEY MILLING COMPANY Home Photic COVINA, CAL. H E A L D 'S 614 South Grand Avenue, Lo§ Angelei, California. The orenteat business training institution in tho south. Open during tho cntiro year. Wrilo for particulars J- W. LACKEY. Mnnuitcr. Clarence Allison 1 Building Contractor Plans furnished for kinds of buildings. COVINA, CAL. Lodge of New York at one of the j ed t | )e t rowe ] ( () the Cheyenne Lodge most notablo Masonic; gatherings ever an( j ^ cac) j a Lodge of Cheyenne, the convened in the United States. More than a thousand Master Masons, including some of the most distinguished members of the craft, participated in this ceremony. . To accompany the trowel on its long journey, Justice Lodge prepared nu elaborate record book bound in blue Morocco, upon which was embossed the Masonic square and compasses and the name, of the lodge in gold. Besides tho blank forms in which are to bo entered tho history of the journey, there are many pages of beautiful engrossing and portraits of the members of the silver trowel committee of Jus tico Lodge, of which C. Fred Crosby is chairman, and portraits of the Grand Master and other officers of the Grand Lodge in New York. Under the conditions devised by Justice Lodge, each lodge to which tho trowel is presented agrees within thirty daya it will formally present it to some other lodge. The selection of the lodge to which it will next be presented is invariably left to the decision of the lodge in whose custody the trowel may temporarily be. It was arranged that after leaving the state of New York, the trowel j , |1)( j should sojourn with only one lodge in any Grand Jurisdiction. Jt ia intended that the trowul shall I eventually, after the lapse of many p,. es ,.,,|,.ti years, be returned to Justice: Lodge, which will present it, together with tie accompanying book of records, and scrap book history of the journey which is being compiled, to the Wyoming, sjttiug in joint communication, on Juno 11, 1907. From Cheyenne tho emblem was taken to Wasatch Lodge at Salt Lake City nn August, 1907, at a notable gathering. Portueuf Lodge of Pocatollo, Idaho, was honored by being the next custodian of the expressive, emblem of brotherly love and affection, for tho jurisdiction of tho State of Idaho, and on October K!, 1007, tho trowel was formally presented by Wasatch Lodge of Salt Lako City. Willamette Lodge of Portland received tho trowel on the evening of April iO, 1U08. Its stations were filled by the Masters of tho other Portland lodges. The Grand Master and the other officers of the Grand Lodge of Oregon wo'e present. On June 1C, 1908, whilst tho Grand Lodge of tho State of Washington was lining convened in Tacoma, the; trowel WHS pre.H'nted to Lebanon Lodge of that city by the ollicers of Willamette Lodge of Poitland, where it had been resting since April '20. On August 7, 11)08, the trowel again crossed the Canadian lino, where it was received by Vancouver Quadra Lodge of Victoria, 11 C., and wm;r» it rested until September 18 (f last year, when it was conveyed to Oakland, California, to Oakland Lodge No, WVVVV^VVVVVVVVWVVVVVVW J. W. KEEPER Proprietor of the COVI1NA LIVERY STABLES Home Phone 30. Covina, Cal. CITY LIVERY STABLES C. F. SMITH, Prop. W. Badillo St., 1 ^ on the new electric line. Hani Phone 240 Res. Phone l.')S COVINA, Your Winter Trip East COVINA MEAT MARKET J. P. KENDALL, Prop. Orders taken and deliveries made daily. Orders Sn town will receive prompt, attention, Fresh and Tender Beef, Mutton, Pork, Etc. I Ionic I'lione 36 B. L. JACKSON Plumbing and Tinning Repair work promptly attended to. Agent for solar healers. Work Guaranteed First-Class Store Kooms West ISadillo Street Residence Phone 50 COVINA, CAT,. SHOULD VIA The Sunset Route OF TJIK Southern Pacific TreesTrees Trees ORANGE AND LEMON TREES IN VARIETY Walnuts, Umbrellas, Loquals, Palms and Grape Vines Sixteen years in the business and less lh;in ten trees not true to name. Prices always ri^ht. Satisfaction (.aiaranieed. W. G. HALL 1-2 CLKNDORA, CAL. be de- ritualistic! committee the pre- Grand Lodge of New York posited in the archives. A simple but impressive fcrm was deviled by the. . of Justice Lodge for u>e in fientation of the trowel. A delegation from Justice Lod^e Ijoie the trowe! to |{oeh<:ster, New York, on Ln cc mb, r »;, 1!).)5, ai.d t-r mally [.resented it to <>ei.i.-e«- l-'all- and 1H8 on September till, 1!)OH, which presented it to the Grand Lodge of Cali- ornia, October 11, HlUS. Oakland Lodge No. 1H8 coveyed t j je trov , (; | to the southland and pre- OR VIA HEW ORLEANS Washington TO £ Chicago IN ?C Cincinnati i tented it to Southern (,'alifninia j Lodge, at Los Angele-s on the night of j December 1<), 1!H'8, being the even! ing nf the installation of officers. • Most Wor.-hii.ful Giand Matter Law i l<;r uiiii he.M-ral other officers of the '.Gram: L'.d^'e wtri; present. T/jis ; was s!.' laryt'fat and most. '. intiM'«-..-.lig gail.'-i ing (; f MaMjim ever held in SoiUl.i 11. < aliloina. THROUGH TOURIST SLEEPERS K ICK— COT T( .»N SI Jf ; A HC A N K MOSS COVKKKI) 1,1 VK OAKS "K I NK-I I KA DKD PICK A NI NNKS" JJALMY UKKK'/KS THHOCOIf THK DKKAMY SOUTH Before you let any contract for the FUMIGATION of Your Orchards think of the importance of careful, inti lli^ent work, and consult the STOWELL FUMIGATING COMPANY Oldest firm in the state, having the largest on Hit of tents for every six.e tree. We exterminate red, purple and black scale. Satisfaction guaranteed. Prices reasonable. Phone W Covina Pln.iu: 177 Charter Oak O LOAN J). li. JIKNCK, A^ent, Co i'horn: 114 na in sumhof t.^OO.OOupoi, .:h-;ir i,n|H.w,-,l c,t..t.- .H 7 per (..M.I up for one io4 yt:ar h privil.-Ki:l"I'"y i'-'M-DOiUiinv int. ; n-,t |.:iyintf «lal« or all at any time with<,ul l,.,nu». I l,ny tru,t .l.-.l.x .norl^.n;.'-. "'id <:ontr.ioU for d-rc.lrt. \\. HOK;.*l J'lK-nli: HI. except Mon.l.i y > .UM! 'I' luu ,.l,i y ,. I'll., in- !''•». OSCAK Ml I, I, I'.It:. L..TKAVIS, Comiii'-n.i;ii the world. nearly 1 Ki'f Gfcl. COt e, u 11 h a The t,ig Im|,l( m Lodge, a ujuutb , Morria. Tel. A/u.-.a 1. Store. (,', tf 11. SOUTHERN PACIFIC SOUTHLAHO CITRUS TREES 'VWOK-^^^^ . F II t»^^J2^- '<• *• " N<i '

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