The exercises were opened by a voluntary upon the organ
by the Temple organist, after which Rev. J. Wesley Brown
offered a most fervent prayer.
Past Grand Master Lewis Hayden delivered the opening
Music by Salem Cadet Band followed.
After which Dr. P W Ray of New York was introduced,
and first showed the gavel used bv Prince Hall, after which he
displayed the original sheepskin warrant, frayed and scorched,
and then proceeded to read its contents. He also read con¬
gratulatory despatches and letters from the Grand Lodge of
the District of Columbia, from Baron Nordheim of Hamburg,
Germany, and from the Grand Lodge of Hamburg ; the latter
signed by Fred. Glitza, G. M., H. F Goebling, D. G. M., and
other Grand Officers.
After which Mr. W W. Bryant, at the request of the author,
read an original poem by Elijah W Smith of Boston.
Past Grand Master Emanuel Sullavou then delivered the
historical address of the occasion.
Music by the band followed.
After which an address was delivered by Capt. George W
Benediction by Rev. Alexander Ellis of Savannah, Ga.,
which closed the exercises.
In the evening, the following programme was successfully
carried out by an efficient committee.
GRAND PUBLIC RECEPTION, PROMENADE CONCERT AND
On Monday Evening, Sept. 29, 1884, at Odd Fellows Hall, corner Tre¬
mont and Berkeley Streets, Boston, Mass.
In honor of the Fraternity, Visiting Brethren, and others, taking part in
the One Hundredth Anniversary of the granting of Warrant 459 to
African Lodge, Free and Accepted Masons, at Boston, Mass.
Tickets, $1.00 each. Tickets including supper, $1.50 each.
Music: Brown's Brigade Band, Henry C.Brown leader. Supper by
a first-class caterer. Promenade concert at 8.30 o'clock.
Committee of Arrangements (white rosette): William H. Jackson,