in this place, for the dispatch of business; and direct him to tyle accordingly.

The Junior Deacon then walks rapidly to the door, and gives four raps (• • • •), which are answered by four without from the Tyler; the Junior Deacon gives one, which is answered by the Tyler with (•); the door is then partly opened, when the Junior Deacon delivers his message. He then returns, gives the sign (see Fig. 20, p. 154) again, and says:

The door is tyled, Right Worshipful.

H. W. M.–How tyled?

J. D.–Within the outer door, by a brother of this Degree, with a drawn sword in his hand.

R. W. M.–His duty there?

J. D.–To keep off all cowans and eavesdroppers, see that none pass or repass without due qualification, or permission from the Right Worshipful Master.

R. W. M.–Let us be clothed, brethren.

Here the officers and members put on their aprons and jewels. The Master gives two raps with his gavel, which brings all the subordinate officers on their feet; and each, standing in his place, recites his duty on being questioned.

R. W. M.–The Junior Overseer’s station in the Lodge?

J. O.–At the south gate.

R. W. M.–Your duty there, Brother Junior Overseer?

J. O.–To inspect all materials brought up for the building of the Temple; and, if approved, pass them on to the Senior Overseer, at the west gate, for further inspection.

R. W. M.–The Senior Overseer’s place in the Lodge?

S. O.–At the west gate.

R. W. M.–Your business there, Brother Senior Overseer?

S. O.–To inspect all materials brought up for the building of the Temple, and, if approved, pass them on to the Master Overseer, at the east gate, for further inspection.

R. W. M.–The Master Overseer’s place in the Lodge?

M. O.–At the east gate.

R. W. M.–Your business there, Brother Master Overseer?

M. O.–To preside at the inspection of all materials brought up for the building of the Temple; and, if disapproved, to call a council of my brother Overseers.

R. W. M.–The Junior Deacon’s place in the Lodge?

J. D.–At the right, in front of the Senior Grand Warden.

R. W. M.–Your duty there, Brother Junior?

J. D.–To carry messages from the Senior Grand Warden in

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the west to the Junior Grand Warden in the south, and elsewhere about the Lodge, as he may direct.

R. W. M.–The Senior Deacon’s place in the Lodge?

S. D.–At the right, in front of the Right Worshipful Master in the east.

R. W. M.–Your duty there, Brother Senior?

S. D.–To carry messages from the Right Worshipful Master in the east to the Senior Grand Warden in the west, and elsewhere about the Lodge, as he may direct; to assist in the preparation and initiation of candidates; and to welcome and clothe all visiting brethren.

R. W. M.–The Secretary’s station in the Lodge?

Sec.–At the left hand of the Right Worshipful Master in the east.

R. W. M.–Your duty there, Brother Secretary?

Sec.–To record the doings of the Lodge, collect all money, pay it over to the Treasurer, and keep a true and correct account of the same.

R. W. M.–The Treasurer’s station in the Lodge?

Treas.–At the right hand of the Worshipful Master in the east.

R. W. M.–Your duty there, Brother Treasurer?

Treas.–To receive all money from the hands of the Secretary, to keep a true and correct account of the same, and pay it out by order of the Right Worshipful Master, with the consent of the brethren.

R. W. M.–The Junior Grand Warden’s place in the Lodge?

J. G. W.–In the south, Right Worshipful.

R. W. M.–Your duty there, Brother Junior?

J. G. W.–As the sun is in the south at high twelve, which is the glory and beauty of the day, so stands the Junior Grand warden in the south, to call the crafts from labor to refreshment, and from refreshment to labor, that the Right Worshipful Master may have profit and pleasure thereby.

R. W. M.–The Senior Grand Warden’s place in the Lodge?

S. G. W.–In the west, Right Worshipful.

R. W. M.–Your duty there, Brother Senior?

S. G. W.–As the sun sets in the west, to close the day, so stands the Senior Grand Warden in the west, to assist the Right Worshipful Master in opening and closing his Lodge, pay the crafts their wages, if any be due, and see that none go away dissatisfied; harmony being the strength and support of all institutions, but more especially of ours.

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