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Kansas Odd-Fellow from Belle Plaine, Kansas • 4

Kansas Odd-Fellow from Belle Plaine, Kansas • 4

Kansas Odd-Fellowi
Belle Plaine, Kansas
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KANSAS OllO-FELLOW Semi-monthly 50 Cents a Yar. J. J. BURNS, Editor and Publisher. BELLE FLAINE, KANSAS.

MONDAY, MAY 1, 1882, Official Communication. AVellsville, March 31, 1882. To Subordinate Lodges in Kans. The changes made, in the "work," by the "Committee on a pamphlet of twenty-two pages. This pamphlet will be furnished to Subor-diate Lodges, free.

The Committee on printing have also issued an edition of the new or revised work, (both the Ritual and one volume, which will be exchanged for the present work on payment of Fifty Cents per volume. Lodges by returning their Two Initiatory Charge Books, and the Degree Books, and sending One Dollar, to the Grand Secretary, can get two volumes of the new work, having all the changes printed in the text. The orders for the exchange, with the money, must be sent to the rand Secretary as early as the 25th of April. I would earnestly advise Lodges to embrace this opportunity to procure the Revised Work at a nominal cost. Fraternally, A.

II. Dow, Grand Master. Good Reading. One must feel intellectually secure before he can begin to dress shabbily; no one but a genius or a great scholar dares to be dirty. Irving.

Let, us never forget that every station in life is necessary that each deserves our respect that not tne station itself, but the worthy fulfilment of its duties does honor to a man. A certain amount of opposition is a great help to a man. Kites rise against and not with the wind. Even a headwind is better than none. No man ever worked his passage anywhere in dead calm.

We do not go to heaven, but heaven comes to us. They whose inner eye is open to see heaven, and they who see it, are in and the air to them is thick with angels, like the back-ground of Raphel's "Mother in Glory." How many take a wrong view of life, and waste their energies and destroy their nervous system in endeavoring to accumulate wealth, without thinking of the present happiness they are throwing away It is not wealth or high station that makes a man happy, many of the most wretched beings on earth have both but it is a sunny spirit comforts, and thus extract happiness from every incident in life. Ignoring or quickly forgetting personal injuries is characteristic of true greatness, when meaner natures would be kept in unrest by them. The less of a man a person is, the more he makes ot an injury or an insult. The more of a man he is disturbed by what others say or do against him without cause.

"The sea remembers not the vessel's rending keel, but rushes joyously the ravage to conceal." It is the tiny streamlet which is kept in a sputter by a stick thrust into its waters by a willful boy. SALUTATORY. Brothers: We take pleasure in presenting to yon, "The Kansas a paper devoted to the interests of Odd-Fellowship and family literature. We ask of you a careful perusal and examination, and, if you think it worthy, we solicit your patronage. We are aware there is great labor and expense attached to the establishment of a paper on a sound and paying basis; but, as to the former, we have been "through the mill," and know what we have undertaken; as to the latter, we already publish a paying paper, have a complete" office, and everything necessary to carry on the business, therefore, the expense is small.

Our aim will be to make such a paper as will be worthy of support, therefore, we have no fears of our ultimate success. The Kansas Odd-Fellow has not been started to fill a "long felt want alone, but to create, and fill the if it does not already exist. Our subscription price is low, and every Odd-Fellow in the State can afford to take copy, and we believe it will be to the interest of every one to do so. We present The Kansas Odd-Fellow, in Friendship, Love and Truth, to a charitable Fraternity and await their verdict. J.

Burns. Wellington, April 5, 1882. Ilidgely Encampment No. 41, was instituted March 31st, 1882, by special Deputy Grand Patriarch, C. C.

Furley, assisted by Patriarchs Allen, Williams, McMillan, of Encampment No. 29. Had eleven initiations, assisted by the above named Patriarchs and W. A. Richcy, of No.

29. Officers elected and installed: E. F. Tenderson, C. J.

T. Sho waiter, S. W. 0. Barnett, J.

G. Davenport, Scribe; II. Haipham, and S. B. Douglass, II.

P. Present number of members, 20. Fraternally, Stacy B. Douglass. Bro.

Secretary: you will please keep the Kansas Odd-Fellow, on file in the Lodge it.will be mailed regularly to your Lodge and will contain many official communications. The Grand Master has consented to make his official communications to Subordinate Lodges in Kansas, through the colums of this paper; therefore it will be especially valuable to all Odd-Fellows. In its grand march our Order is going forward in its great mission to fraternize the world and bring nations of the earth to recognize and act upon the principle of the "Fatherhood of God and the Brotherhood of man." Attention Is called to the advertisement of M. C. Lilly in this issue.

Messrs. Lilly are one of the oldest firms in the business and guarantee satisfaction in all cases. If you think of buying in their line, write them for catalogue and prices. Our subscription price, 50 cents a year, has been placed so low that every Odd-Fellow in the State can afford to subscrbe, and yet the price has been placed high enough to enable us to give you such a paper as the Order demands, if the proper encouragement is extended. It is particularly requested that the Secretary of each Lodge sends us items of interest to the Order, regularly, as it will enable us to present in each issue, a complete epitome of State news so far as Odd-Fellowship is concerned, and enable each reader, and Lodge, to keep themselves thoroughly posted in all matters of general interest to rhe Fraternity; such as our growth, wealth, charaties, The represented in a flourishing condition in Australia and New Zealand.

New Lodges have been es-tablishe in Victoria, Tasmania, New South Wales, South Australia and New Zealand. There are five or six rand Lodges under this jurisdiction. The membership is approaching- ten thousand and the Order in this far away country is exerting powerful influence for good. Every Lodge should exchange their old books for the reviued edition, when they are received, hold meetings tor instructions, and perfection in the new work, so that they will be prepared to hold their meetings according to the new work, after the first of July, in a manner that will be to their credit. Brothers, we cannot be to familliar with the work.

Let us study It well, that all things may be done in a proper manner. The teachings of our beloved Order are for the improvement and elevation of mankind, drawing them together by the bonds of love, for the promotion of moral culture, and the suppression of vice in all its forms. Our mission should have the approval of every good citizen, for from its organization to the present time it has always been true to its principles. It seeks neither for political nor ecclesiastical power, nor does it intermeddle with any of the various sects and ereeds, but devotes itself steadily and earn-estly to its own special mission. lly the bed of sicKuess, at the grave, in the home made desolate by death, and wherever the widow and orphans are found struggtiug with poverty, there is Odd-Fellowship found doing its work.

EDITORIAL NOTES. Study Odd-Fellowship thoroughly and you will find much to interest you. A member ot the third degree, old, ranks as a member of the 1st degree, new work. Starting Plants. My plan not an original one, by any means is to use nothing but clean sand for sticking cuttings in.

I take a dish that is not very deep a soup plate if about as good a8 anything and fill it with sand. In this I insert whatever I care to root. When I have put in all the cutting I wish to start. 1 apply enough water to thoroughly wet the sand, but not enough to settle in the bottom of the dish and stagnate there. You can very rapidly tell when the sand is wet all through by putting your finger in it.

Then place the vessel in some warm, light place. I never try to avoid full sunshine for these embryo plants." Perhaps it is just as well to not place them in the sun for three or four days, but it does not seem to interfere with their adarting themselves to circumstances and taking root readily. Keep the sand moist. Here is an important thing to attend to, for if you let it get dry and you must recollect that sand allows water to evaporate rapidly your cuttings will be injured, it not snoiled. In a short time you will notice new leaves start in the center of the plant.

When four or live of these have grown you can remove the plants to small pots. You will find that the soil is filled with strong and healthy roots. I seldom loose a cutting treated in this way, and it is the easiest and most rapid method of starting new plants that 1 have ever tried. If you do not care to purchase bedding plants for use in the garden next Summer and many cannot atl'ord to do so on account of the high price some florists ask for such plants and have half-a-dozen kinds-growing in the window can start a sufficient number to fill quite a bed. without injuring your plants in the loast.

If a branch is broken, cut it into slips. A piece an inch long, with a few healthy leaves, is large enough to make a cutting of. Watch your plants, and when new shoots or branches come out aitd reach that length, remove them and put them in the cutting-dish. You will be suprised at the number that you will accumulate, you will be quite sure to have all the young plants you can find room for in vour window's by the time Spring "comes. They will not need large pot In this wav you can fill a bed in the garden very easily, and the cost will be nothing.

Letter in Farm and Wealth avails nothing in gaining admission to our order, should the applicant be unworthy, yet the poor, the needy or the rich, knock not in vain, if they prove themselves worthy of the confidence of their fellow man. No patent of royalty would alone be sufficient to secure to its possessor recognition within the charmed circle of its surroundings, and yet there the woe-burdened and grief-stricken widow is welcomed to sympathy and repose. Upon its walls hang no victorious banners of blood-stained implements of war, yet within may be louud the power to protect and courage to defend the fatherless wards of our Order. The Dominion Odd-Fellow savs "Stand up for humanity. Let hand grasp hand with fraternal warmth; from heart and soul let there be poured forth an overwhelming tide of affection for the great principles that underlie our organization, that in the ocean of love thus created everything shall be submerged except the now mighty structure of Odd-Fellowship, I whose apex is towering toward the skies, and wiiose inscriptions, golden as they are, will shine like characters of living light, sending joy to the heart, and penetrating down through the avenue of time cheering millions, who rejoice, as Ave do this day, in the unity ot the Brotherhood" The best part of man's life is in the world of his natural affections, and that realm has laws of its own that neither know nor heed king, nor cor-fresses, and are deaf even to the voice of the shouting popular heed and obey rather the gentle voice of woman, and the cry of helpless and feeble childhood Senator Bayard.

The Order in this State is in a flourishing condition, and new lodges are -being instituted every week or two. The attention of Subordinate Lodges is called to the communication of Grand Master, in regard to exchange of books. The amount held invested, exclusive of real estate, in the jurisdiction of Ontario, amounts on the average to each Lodge, to $2,625. We want an agent to solict subscriptions for us in each Lodge, to whom we will pay a liberal commission. For further particulars address the A grand army of over ten thousand )dd Fellows are now enrolled in Kansas, and in a few short years our numbers will equal that of many of the older States.

The date of this issue has been made May 1st, so as to give ample time to arrange all preliminaries, and be out on time. The next issue will be mailed about May 10th, thereafter on the 1st and 15th of every month..

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