Thou cans't not then be false to any man. I made truth my motto. Astime went on I saw much that was wrong and unjust. Masonry was frequently brought to my attention by its vota ries, who impressed upon me the delusion that Masonry is founded on Justice, and that its mysteries contain many valuable secrets, and that these would be helpful in teaching-the vocation in which I was then engaged; that all great men had been Masons, and many other fabrications. I was enthusiastic in educational work, and was willing to pay any price for help ful knowledge. I made application to the lodge at my home, was accepted and initiated. To my utter disgust I received nothing of value. When I quietly raised the point that there were no valuable secrets and it looked like paying money for nothing, I was told that my money was given to charity, and should I ever be in need I would be cared for with a brother's afiection. Very pretty, indeed, if true! I swallowed it, however, as thousands of others have done, and made no investigation, not then knowing that oaths were made to deceive men.