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SOCIETIES, &c., GOVERNING SPORTS.

Abbreviations: H. S., Hon. Secretary, Sec., Secretary,

Archery.-Grand National Archery Society. 2, Lansdown Terrace, Cheltenham, H. S., George L. Aston.

Athletics.-Amateur Athletic Association. ENGLISH: 10, John Street, Adelphi, London, H. S., C. Herbert. SCOTCH: 5, Lockharton Terrace, Edinburgh, H. S., D. S. Duncan. IRISH: 6, Bachelors Walk, Dublin, H. S., Hugh Horan.

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Coursing. National Coursing Club, Sec., W. F. Lamorby, "Field" Office, London, E.C. Cricket.-Marylebone Cricket Club, Lord's Cricket Ground, St. John's Wood, London, Sec., F. E. Lacey.

Croquet.-Croquet Association, Sheen House Club, East Sheen, S.W., H.S., Lt.-Col. Hon. H. Needham, Binfield House, Bracknell.

Cycling Cyclists' Touring Club, 47, Victoria Street, S.W., Sec., E. R. Shepton. National Cyclists' Union, 27, Chancery Lane, W.C., Sec., S. R. Noble.

Football.-The Northern Rugby Football Union, H. S., J. Platt, 9, Queen Street, Oldham, The Football Association, 61, Chancery Lan, H. S., F. J. Wall. The Scottish Association, 6, Carlton Place, Glasgow, H. S., J. K. McDowall. The Irish Association, 1, Adelaide Street, Belfast, Sec., J. Reid, Jun. The Welsh Association, 5, Victoria Road, Wrexham, Sec., J. Davies.

Golf.-Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews, St. Andrews, Scotland, Hon. Treas., C. S. Grace.

Hockey.-The Hockey Association, Woodlawn, Teddington, H. S., A. Frampton. Northern Counties Association, 48, George Street, Manchester, H. S., R. C. Knowles. Midland Counties Association, 43. George Rd., Edgbaston. H. S., T. Burman. Western Counties Association, 21, Elgin Park, Bristol, H. S., H. C. Skeates.

Lacrosse.-The English Lacrosse Union, 17, Piccadilly, Manchester, H. S., G. H. Nield.

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Lawn Tennis.-The Lawn Tennis Association, 33, Old Broad St., London, H. S., G. R. Mewburn.

Racing. The Jockey Club, 6, Old Burlington Street, London, Secs., Weatherby & Sons Stewards, The Earl of Crewe, Viscount Falmouth, and Leonard Brassey.

National Hunt Committee.-6, Old Burlington Street, London, Secs., Weatherby & Sons; President, His Majesty the King; Stewards for year ending May, 1902, W. H. P. Jenkins, Capt. W. Hope Johnstone, Col. Hon. F. C. Morgan, Col. J. A. T. Garratt, Owen J. Williams, Hon. Č. Howard,

Tattersall's Committee. Prince Soltykoff, Col. H. Fludyer; Messrs. J. Locke, W. Redfern, Earl of March, Lord Wolverton, James Millard. Charles Greenwood, John Robinson, J. Wingrove Smith, Major G. Wickham, Harvey Combe.

Irish Turf Club.-Stewards, Mr. C. Blake, Earl of Enniskillen, Capt. J. H. Greer; Sec., T. W. Brindley, 14, Upper Merrion Street, Dublin.

Irish National Steeplechase Committee.Stewards, Earl of Enniskillen, A. J. McNeile, P. La Touche; Sec., T. Brindley, 14, Upper Merrion Street, Dublin.

Rowing. Amateur Rowing Association, H. S., R. J. Gridley, New University Club, St. James's Street, S.W.

Rifle Shooting-National Rifle Association, Sec., 12, Pall Mall East, London.

Skating. National Skating Association of Great Britain, 6, Suffolk Street, Pall Mall, London, S.W. H. S., H. Ellington.

Swimming. - England, Amateur Swimming Association, H. S., G. Pragnell, 53, Drayton Gardens, London, S.W. Scottish Association, H. S., J. Duncan, 120, Plantation Street, Glas. gow. Irish Association, H. S., J. Carmichael, North Street, Belfast. Welsh Association, H. S., J. G. Coppock, Jun., 132, Newport Road, Cardiff.

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MINERAL

Bath, saline, sulphate of lime, and ferruginous

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WATERS.

Kilkenny, chalybeate.
Killymaid, sulphurous.
Kilrush, chalybeate.

Leamington, saline aperunt.

Llandrindod, aperient saline.

Malvern, alkaline and earthy.

Matlock, thermal waters charged with carbonic

acid gas.

Moffat, saline and ferruginous.

Nottington, sulphurous.

Pitkeathly, saline.

Saltburn, chalybeate.

Sandrocks, alkali saline.

Scarborough, magnesia and iron waters.

Strathpeffer, sulphurous and effervescing chaly

beate.

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Holywell, ferruginous, chloride.

FREEMASONRY IN THE UNITED KINGDOM.

Every candidate for the mysteries and privi. leges of Freemasonry must, in the first instance, be proposed and seconded at a regular lodge, full particulars being at the same time furnished as to his name, age, profession or occupation, and place of abode, so that due inquiry may be made into his character and antecedents. He is balloted for at the next regular lodge, and in the event of his being elected, must, prior to his initiation, subscribe his name to the following solemn declaration, namely, that "unbiassed by the improper solicitation of friends and uninfluenced by mercenary or other unworthy motive," he "freely and voluntarily" offers himself as a candidate. Thus, a person who is desirous of becoming a Freemason must discover among his friends and acquaintances one who is able and willing to undertake the responsibility of proposing him for initiation and membership, it being strictly forbidden to Masons to solicit outsiders to join the Order. The fee payable for initiation must not be less than five guineas, inclusive of registration in the books of Grand Lodge and Grand Lodge certificate in the case of lodges in England; and three guineas, exclusive of registration and certificate, in respect of lodges abroad; but every lodge is entitled to place the amount of this fee at a higher figure if it chooses, and also to fix the amount payable as a subscription to the lodge by each of its members.

Freemasonry is not a benefit society, yet it disburses large sums annually in relieving its distressed members. The Grand Lodge Fund of Benevolence is administered by a Board, which meets monthly at Freemasons' Hall, the sums granted amounting in the aggregate to some £9,000 a year, the individual grants ranging from as high as 100 and £150 down to as low as £5 and even £2, while the number relieved annually is between 300 and 350.

There are also three principal charitable institutions maintained chiefly by the voluntary subscriptions of the craft-namely, (1) the Royal Masonic Institution for Girls, founded in 1788, and (2) the Royal Masonic Institution for Boys, founded in 1798, each of which spends annually between £13,000 and £14,000 in clothing, educating, and maintaining in the one case about 270 girls, and in the other over 280 boys; and (3) the Royal Masonic Benevolent Institution, founded in 1842, which spends annually between £19,000 and £20,000, the bulk of which is devoted to annuities to aged and indigent brethren and their widows, each brother receiving 40 a year, and each widow £32. Each Province has also its own benevolent fund, while many of them maintain by voluntary subscription educational and benevolent institutions for the relief of their own distressed members and their families. A large number of private lodges also have benevolent funds of their own. The lodges in the Colonies and abroad remit no dues for charity to England, but administer their own relief funds; but English Colonial Masons are eligible to be relieved in England, and they and their widows and children are eligible to receive the benefits of our three principal charitable institutions.

The headquarters of English Freemasonry are at Freemasons' Hall, Great Queen Street, W.C. Here United Grand Lodge, consisting of the Present and Past Grand Officers, with the Masters, Wardens, and Past Masters of the private lodges, holds its quarterly communications on the first Wednesday in March, June, September, and December, and its Grand Festival on the Wednesday following St. George's Day ed April). Here, too, are held the Quarterly

Convocations of the Supreme Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons-which is a recognised part of Constitutional Masonry on the first Wednesday in February, May, August, and November. Here also meet, on the third Tuesday in every month, the Board of General Purposes, which is immediately concerned with the internal administration of the affairs of Grand Lodge and its private lodges, and on the last Wednesday but one in every month the Board of Benevolence, which administers the fund at the disposal of Grand Lodge for purposes of benevolence. Here, too, are the offices of the brother and companion who is Grand Secretary of Grand Lodge and Grand Scribe E. of Supreme Grand Chapter. Lastly, here are located the offices of the three principal charitable institutions; the Girls' School itself being at Battersea Rise, the Boys' School at Wood Green, and the Benevolent Asylum, which accommodates a small number of the annuitants, at Croydon.

SCOTLAND.

The Grand Lodge of Scotland was established in Edinburgh on the 24th November, 1736, when thirty-three of the hundred or so lodges that had been invited to attend were represented by their Masters and Wardens, and William St. Clair, of Rosslin, having renounced for himself and his heirs the rights he was held to have possessed under certain charters as hereditary patron and protector of the Masons of Scotland, was unanimously elected Grand Master. Masonry in Scotland, as in England, has had its schisms and other vicissitudes of fortune to contend with, but it is now a prosperous organisation, with His Majesty the King as its Patron, and the Lord Saltoun as its M.W. Grand Master. The number of lodges on the roll of Grand Lodge exceeds 600, among them being the Lodge of Edinburgh (Mary's Chapel) No. 1, which is in possession of an almost unbroken series of records, commencing from the last day in July, 1599, its existence dating from a still earlier period, though how much earlier it is now impossible to say. are several other lodges of early date, including "Mother Kilwinning" Lodge, which is placed at the head of the roll without a number, and declared to be the oldest lodge in Scotland, and sundry that date from the seventeenth century. 600 and more lodges are formed into Provincial Grand Lodges at home and District Grand Lodges in the Colonies and abroad, those in India, however, being placed under an officer who is designated "Grand Master of all Scottish Freemasonry in India." Lodges are formed and persons initiated after the same manner as under the United Grand Lodge of England, the amounts payable as fees being, however, somewhat lower.

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career since 1730, though not without serious vicissitudes of fortune, and that at the present time the private lodges on its roll fall not far short of 400, those outside Dublin and in the colonies and abroad being formed into Provincial Grand Lodges -that title being applied to all lodges organised into groups, whether at home or in foreign parts. Its affairs are administered much in the same way as in England and Scotland, while the constitution of new lodges and the initiation of candidates are similar in all things essential. There are also other Masonic organisations in Ireland, as to which the same remarks apply as te those in England.

TYLER OR OUTER GUARD.

A Sword.

STEWARD.

A Cornucopia between the legs of a pair of extended Compasses.

The Grand Lodge meets at Freemasons' Hall, Molesworth Street, Dublin, on the first Thursday in March, June, October and December, and also on the 27th December (St. John the Evangelist's Day). The Committee of Charity and Inspection, the Grand Lodge of Instruction, and the Board of General Purposes also meet at the same place on certain specified days. Here also are the offices of the Grand Secretary. There are in addition two charitable institutions, of which the Masonic Girls' School was founded in 1792, while the Masonic Boys' School is of more recent establishment. The premises of both institutions are located in the vicinity of Dublin.

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MAJESTY THE QUEEN

The Royal Library.

33, Old Bond Street, W.;

16, Gloucester Road, Palace Gate, S.W.; 3, Gloucester Terrace, Old Brompton Road, S.W. 5, Leadenhall Street, E.C.; and Branches. Paris Office: 9, Boulevard des Italiens, 9.

BOXES, STALLS, and all RESERVED SEATS

for the OPERA, THEATRES, and CONCERTS may always be secured at the Royal Library.

Telegrams: Pantomimic, London."

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Telephones: West End, 3634 Gerrard; Kensington, 822 Kens.; City, 1353 Avenue.

MITCHELL'S

represent ALL the leading Vocal and Instrumental Artistes, Bands,
and Entertainers, and are

Sole and Exclusive Agents
for many of the Principal Artistes at present before the Public.
Telegrams: "Pantomimic, London."

Telephones: 3634 Gerrard; 1353 Avenue; 822 Kensington,

MITCHELL'S

Royal Subscription Library.

SUBSCRIPTION BOOKS DELIVERED FREE DAILY WITHIN THE TWELVE-MILE RADIUS.

All the Newest Works are added on the day of Publication.

ÇATALOGUES and TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION will be forwarded on application, Telegrams: "Pantomimic, London.”

Telephones: 3634 Gerrard; 822 Kensington.

With Hour of Opening and Charge for Admission,

AGRICULTURAL HALL, Islington. Admission usually is.

ALBERT HALL, Kensington. Concerts. Prices

vary.

ALEXANDRA PALACE, Muswell Hill. Opens Io a.m. Admission IS.

ALHAMBRA THEATRE, Leicester Square--(see page 403).

APOLLO THEATRE, Shaftesbury Avenue, W. Boxes, 21s. to 84s.; Orchestra Stalls, 10s. 6d. ; Balcony Stalls, 7s. 6d.; Balcony, 6s.; Upper Circle, 5s. and 4s.; Pit, 2s. 6d.; Gallery, 1S. Begins at 8.

AQUARIUM, Westminster. Variety entertainment. Opens 10 a.m. Admission Is.

AVENUE THEATRE, Northumberland Avenue(see page 402).

BETHNAL GREEN MUSEUM-(see page 166). BOTANIC GARDENS, Regent's Park. Sat. and Mon. by payment of Is. Open at 9. Sundays at 2. BRITISH MUSEUM-(see page 164). CANTERBURY MUSIC HALL, Westminster Bridge Road. Opens 7.30 p.m. Prices 6d. to 42s. CENTURY THEATRE, 410, Strand.

COMEDY THEATRE, Panton Street-(see page 405). . COURT THEATRE, Sloane Square-(see page 404). COVENT GARDEN THEATRE, Bow Street. Opera and Balls.

CRITERION THEATRE-(see page 403).

CRYSTAL PALACE, Sydenham. 10a.m. to 11 p.m. Celebrated for its beautiful grounds, flower shows, fireworks, &c. Rail from London Bridge, Victoria, and Ludgate Hill. Admission usually is.

DALY'S THEATRE-(see page 406).
DRURY LANE THEATRE-(see page 407).
DUKE OF YORK'S THEATRE-(see page 408).
EMPIRE THEATRE, Leicester Square (see page
412).

GAIETY THEATRE-(see page 411).
GARRICK THEATRE-(see page 409).

GLOBE THEATRE, Newcastle St.-(see page 405.
GREENWICH HOSPITAL. Painted Hall opens
daily 10 a.m., Sundays 2 p.m., closes dusk.
Chapel and Museum open daily except Fridays.
Free.
HAMPTON COURT. Free, daily (except Friday).
10 to 4 or 6. Sundays, 2 to 4 or 6.
HAYMARKET THEATRE-(see page 407).
HER MAJESTY'S THEATRE-(see page 411).
HIPPODROME, Cranbourne Street. Daily at 2 & 8.
IMPERIAL INSTITUTE-(see page 166).
IMPERIAL THEATRE-(see page 412).
KENSINGTON GARDENS. Open daily, free.
KEW GARDENS-(see Royal Botanic Gardens).
LONDON PAVILION, Piccadilly Circus.-(see page
414).

LYCEUM THEATRE-(see page 413).
LYRIC THEATRE-(see page 406).
MASKELYNE AND COOKE'S, Egyptian Hall.
3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Prices is., 25., 35., 5S.
MONUMENT, Fish Street Hill, E.C. Daily, 3d.
MOORE AND BURGESS MINSTRELS, St. James's
Hall. 8p.m.; Mon., Wed., and Sat., 3 p.m.
NATIONAL GALLERY-(see page 164).
NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY- (see page 164).
NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM-(see page 164).

OXFORD MUSIC HALI, 14, Oxford Street. Opens 7.20 p.m. Prices is. to 42s. Tel. No. 3934

Gerrard.

PALACE THEATRE OF VARIETIES, Shaftesbury
Avenue-(see page 414).

PAVILION THEATRE, Mile End. Opens 7.45 p.m.
PENLEY'S THEATRE, Gt. Queen St.-(see page 410).
PEOPLE'S PALACE, Mile End Road, Bow.
PHILHARMONIC SOCIETY-(see page 161).
PICTURE GALLERIES (see page 166).
PRINCE OF WALES' THEATRE-(see page 402).
PRINCESS'S THEATRE, 152, Oxford Street.
Stalls, 6s.; Dress Circle, 5s. and 4s.; Upper
Circle, 35.; Pit Stalls, 25.; Pit, Is. 6d. ;
Gallery, Is.

QUEEN'S HALL, Langham Place, W. Promenade and other Concerts. 8 p.m. Is., 2s., 3s. and 55. ROYAL ACADEMY (see page 164).

ROYAL ACADEMY OF MUSIC-(see page 160).
ROYAL COLLEGE OF ART-(see page 165).
ROYAL BOTANIC GARDENS, Kew. Noon till
sunset: Sundays, from 1. Free.
ROYAL MUSIC HALL, 242, High Holborn, Opens
7.15 p.m.; Saturdays, 3 p.m.
Prices 6d. to 42s.
ROYALTY THEATRE, Shaftesbury Avenue.
Usually opens 7.45 p.m.

ST. JAMES'S HALL, Piccadilly, W. Concerts, &c.
ST. JAMES'S THEATRE-(see page 408).
ST. PAUL'S CATHEDRAL (see page 118).
SAVOY THEATRE-(see page 409).
SHAFTESBURY THEATRE, Shaftesbury Avenue.
SOANE MUSEUM-(see page 166).
STANDARD THEATRE, Shoreditch.

7.45 p.m.

Opens

STANDARD THEATRE, Pimlico. Opens 7.39 p.m. STEINWAY HALL, Lower Seymour Street, W. Concerts, &c.

STRAND THEATRE, 168, Strand-(see page 413). SURREY THEATRE, Blackfriars Road.

Opens

7.30 p.m. Prices 6d. to 42s. TATE GALLERY--(see National Gallery of British Art, page 166).

TERRY'S THEATRE, Strand. Boxes, 21s. to 635.; Stalls, ros. 6d. ; Dress Circle, 7s. 6d. and 6;.; Upper Circle, 4s.; Pit, 2s. 6d.; Gallery, Is. Opens at 8. Tel. No. 2702 Gerrard. TIVOLI MUSIC HALL, 65, Strand. Variety entertainment. Boxes from 3s. 6d. ; Fauteuils, 5s. ; Orch. Stalls, 35.; Balcony Stalls and Lounge, 3s.; Pit, 2s. and 1s. 6d. ; Upper Circle, 1s. TOWER OF LONDON. Daily, 10 to 4 during the winter, and 10 to 6 during the summer months. Mon. and Sat., May to Sept., free; other days, 6d. to Armouries or Jewel House. TUSSAUD'S WAX WORKS, Marylebone Road, 10 to 1o. Admission Is., Children under 12, 6d. VAUDEVILLE THEATRE, Strand-(see page 410). VICTORIA AND ALBERT MUSEUM-(see page 165). WALLACE COLLECTION-(see page 166). WESTMINSTER ABBEY-(see page 118). WINDSOR CASTLE. State Apartments open Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri., and Sat., 11 to 3 or 4. Royal Stables, &c., daily, 1 to 2.30. St. George's Chapel, except Wednesdays, 12.30 to 3 or 4.

WYNDHAM'S THEATRE-(see page 404). ZOOLOGICAL GARDENS, Regent's Park. 9 to sunset. Mon. 6d., other days, 1s. Children 6d. Sundays, by order only,

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