ge of the District of Columbia.
We could have furnished the same facts several weeks ago, but abstained from giving them publicity because we supposed it to be a "family affair," which would not be trumpeted to the world.
As the Sun has disclosed them, there can be no impropriety in re-publishing them for the benefit of the numerous Masons within our "jurisdiction." The Sun neglects to state the point clearly.
It was, that the Grand Lodge of the District granted a charter to a subordinate Lodge of Virginia — a proceeding which, so we are informed, is in direct violation of the usages and laws of Masonry.
We quote from the Sun:
"The installation meeting of the Masonic Grand Lodge of the District of Columbia on Wednesday evening, being the anniversary of St. John the Evangelist, was numerously attended, and the proceedings quite interesting.
It appears that, some time after the late war commenced, the District Grand Lodge granted a dispensation to certain brethren of Alexandr