The First Century of Scottish Rite Masonry in Texas, 1867-1967 Page: 73
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MASONRY IN TEXAS
tent.-then the honors bestowed upon him by the Sup: Coun-
cil while deserved, yet had a singular effect upon him.
I understand that he is "Grand Chief of "the Nobles of the
Mystic Shrine," and is this week engaged in creating a body
of that society at Dallas!76
Shortly after the fire, Ashby resigned as Deputy Inspector General
and Tucker appointed Charles A. Hotchkiss of Dallas to the position
and instructed him to take possession of all property of the "extinct"
Fort Worth Scottish Rite Bodies that might have survived. He in-
structed Hotchkiss that the papers for the revival of Fort Worth
Lodge of Perfection were prepared.77 However, no record of any
further action in this respect has survived.
Returning to the year 1881 and the letter of Philip C. Tucker to
Albert Pike, dated September 8, this notation is found: "At Austin
. . . Bro Adolf Goldman, 321, . . . expects to have the material ready
for a Lodge of Perfection." As already noted in connection with the
formation of the Scottish Rite Bodies in Fort Worth, Pike was in
Fort Worth, Texas, as early as November 9, 1881. From Fort
Worth, he and Philip C. Tucker went to Austin where, on Novem-
ber 26, 1881, they, assisted by Adolf Goldman, established Fidelity
Lodge of Perfection No. 4.78 The officers and members were: John
Wright Glenn, 32 , Venerable Master; Henry Lincoln Carleton,
Senior Warden; John McDonald, Junior Warden; John Wesley
Robertson, Orator; Fred Sterzing, Almoner; Tom Murrah, Secretary;
John Knox Donnan, Treasurer; Dennis Corwin, Master of Cere-
monies; Frank Wright Glenn, Expert; John Rufus Blocker, Assistant
Expert; Joseph Charles Petmecky, Captain of the Host; James William
La Rue, Tiler; Mortimer Pierson Summerrow; Newell McDonald;
Adolph Goldman, 320; Walter Tipps; and Nathan Curtis Strong.79
The remaining history of this and other Scottish Rite Bodies at
Austin will be related in a chapter devoted to that subject.
76 Philip C. Tucker to Albert Pike, October 30, 1887.
" Philip C. Tucker to Charles A. Hotchkiss, December 16, 1890.
78 Official Bulletin, V, 30.
" Ibid.; Hotchkiss, History of Scottish Rite Masonry in Texas, 35-36.
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