[correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.]
another Secession Flag raised — dedication of Masonic Temple.
Harrisonburg, Va., April 6, 1861.
On Friday morning our submission friends sent up another groan at the sight of another secession flag, which was thrown to the breeze from a tall and majestic pole on Thursday night, amidst the shouts and hurrahs of many citizens and firing of salutes by the "sojer " boys.
So, my prediction has been verified that "other secession flags would go up before the first one put up would come down." So it is, and so it will be again.
Truly, "Southward the star of empire takes its way." Old Rockingham will be all right, and so will Virginia
Let the State Convention take notice.
To-day the new Masonic Temple
This Masonic Hall is, very probably, the finest in the State
It was opened last night, and a public reception was granted to all to see its beauties.
The building is a very fine one, and reflects great credit upon the brethren of the "mystic tie." The dedication ceremonies were public, and was gratifying to all who had the pleasure of being present.
It was sad to see the "old brothers," as they turned for a last look at the old lodge-room, where so often they have pleasantly mingled with many who have long since been laid beneath the sods of the valley, with the ever green in their graves.
When old men are stirred with such memories, tears steal down their furrowed checks responsive to the emotions of true hearts.
Rockingham Union Lodge
is one of the largest, most flourishing, and best working Lodges in the State
They are, truly, proud of their new Temple
, and our people are proud of them.
The weather is cloudy, rainy; and disagreeable.