Templars Visit Capital.
Bostonians on Way to Imperial Council at New Orleans.
Aleppo Templars, Mystic Shrine, of Boston, who stopped in Washington on their way to the Imperial Council at New Orleans, left at 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon on their special Pullman Signet. The party, in charge of G. E. Marsters, includes the following delegates: Charles A. Estey, potenate; Charles C. Henry and James S. Blake, past potenatates; George A. Shackford, chief rabban; Benjamin W. Rowell, imperial recorder; Henry B. Perkins, chief steward; Joseph W. Work, treasurer, and Clarendone E. Hollman, chief director.
With the exception of two members, the party spent the day sightseeing. Mr. Estey is confined to the car, having broken his leg in a driving mishap eight weeks ago. Mr. Rowell was also aboard the car. ("Templars Visit Capital," The Washington Herald (Washington, DC), 7 April 1910; digital image, Library of Congress Chronicling America (10/21/13 : accessed 21 October 2013).)
This is one of many trips that George took with the Alleppo Templars. Fortunately the newspapers covered many of these trips helping us learn a bit more about this man's very active life. Part of the opening speech given at the New Orlean's Imperial Council convention can be found here. Interestingly one of the topics discussed at this 1910 meeting was to not support a new group of Templars that was trying to form a women's Templar group.