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Instruction School

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The Masonic School of instruction called by Grand Lecturer L. C. Goodrich was held Tuesday afternoon and evening. It was a success. The attendance in the afternoon was not large bnt the evening session made np for it. Grand Lecturer Goodrich is always and everywhere an enthusiastic and appreciative Mason. He is a close ritualist, with a clear understanding and grasp of the great principies of the craft and the mamier of exeinplifying the same so as to make them most effective upon the candidates for Masonic honors and the audience at large. Nevertheless he bad but few criticisms to make upon the work carried out in the school. The work of the afternoon session was upon the most excellent master's degree and was exemplified by Excelsior Chapter, No. 25, of Ypsilanti, tinder the following offlcers : M. M. Reed, right worshipfnl master; L. M. James, senior warden; Ben. Kief, junior warden ; L. M. Lambert, senior deacon ; W. S. Carpenter junior deacon ; C. R. Huston, marshal; G. W. Kishlar, tyler. The candidates were J. Fred Stabler, Eugene Koch and Paul Y. Murrell, of this city. The work was well done and after its completion adjournment was taken to the spacious dining room where a fine banquet was served. This was followed by speeches, until the hour for the evening session arrived. The work of the evening session was upon the Royal Arch degree with the same candidates as before. Washtenaw Chapter, No. 6, of this city, exemplified the work under the following officers: : J. Fred Hoelzle, high priest; W. H. Dorrance, king; Wesley A. Howe, scribe; C. E. Hiscock, treasurer; Norman Gates, secretary; A. A. Pearson, captain of the host; H. G. Prettyman, principal sojourner; Elmer E. Beal, royal arch captain ; John Lindenschmitt, first master of the veil ; Ed. Stabler, second master of the veil Wm. Merithew,third master of the veil. A number of ex -officers were seated in the east with the acting officials. The work throughout was done in fine form and fully up to the usual high Standard of Chapter No. 6. High Priest Hoelzle is of fine pres ence, has his work thoronghly in hand delivers it in a well modulated voice and with an effeetiveness which show that the ideƔis of Masonry have becom a living part of himself. The sam thing may be said of Captain of th Host Pearson, Principal Sojourne Prettyman, and in fact each and every one of the officers. The beautiful allegorical work of the Royal Arch degree is most effective, pleasing and lasting when thus rendered. Everybody present feit that it was "good to be there. ' '