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Atonday was a veritable Masonic day in ypsiJanti, aud it was obaraoteried by the presence oí the largest body of Masóos that has over gatbered at one time íd that eitv. The occasion was the oOtbfanuiversary of the' inRtitntiou of Phoeuix Lodge, No. Í3, F. & A. M. Masons were present frnm Milán, Saline, Dexter, Chelsea aud Belleville, aDd otbei surrouuding towns, to}.ether with over 100 meiubers of the oraft from Ann Arbor. During the afternoou and eveniug the third degree was worked three times on as inauy different oaudidates. At 2 o'elock Phoeuix Lodge worked the degreo on W. L. Fuller, at 4 o'clock Frank Creeob had the degree conferred on him by Ypsilanti Lodge, and at 8 o'clock Fraternity Lodge, No. 262, of Aun Arbor, did their flnest work in putting the finishiug touches on Bert Comstock's blue lodge initiation, before a lodge room filled witb 249 meinbers of the craft. Speakiug of the work of Frateruity Lodge th9 Ypsilauti editor of the Washtenaw Evening Times said : "It goes without sayiug to those who witnessed the confeiriug of the degrees npon the three candidates that Fraternity Lodge excelled in magnifioenoe, impressiveness and diamatic presentation of the wurk. Their esemplifioation was perfect and it is donbtful if there is a lodge in tbe country that can exoel onr neighbors and brotbtjrs in the character of the work to be done in tbe tbird degree. It created a lasting hnpression ou all who witnessed it aud lent an enconragiug influente for Masonry in this city. They had a candidato to work upou who was perfection and all to he desired, aud fonnd that be could fight as well as pray, and pray as well as fight." One of the pleasantest bours of the evening was that spent in Light Gnard hall wbere 251 bnugry Masons were regaled with aa excellent supper served by the ladies of Ypislanti Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star. The menu was fine and the service of the ladies was equal to the menu. Ater snpper Past JMasfcer L. C. Goodrich, of Ann Arbor. was called to the chair as toastmaster, and for nearly an hour toasts and speeches were made in a happy Bros. W. fl. Guerin, of Ypsilanti, L. D. Wines, of Ann Arbor, C. L. Stevens, of Ypsilanti, H. Wirt Newkirk, of Dexter, VV. L. Pack, of Ypsilauti, W. M. Ward, of Chelsea, M. M. Read, of Ypsilauti, F. G. Novy, of Ann Arbor, and Rev. Wm. Gardam, of Ypsilanti.


Ann Arbor Argus
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