Brother T. A. Murray allowed the lodge to meet at one of his empty buildings over the next fourteen months. Murray was a local banker and never charged the lodge to use his building. At the called meeting of 22 March, there was a rather large attendance and much business was discussed. It was decided to rebuild at the same location. Matters seemed to be going well as rebuilding began, but on 10 January 1914, charges for Masonic misconduct were made against Brother G. B. H. involving moral turpitude. A trial was the next month and after much deliberation the lodge voted against expulsion. This must have made an impression upon the membership, as at the very next meeting that same month, a volunteer statement was read on behalf of five Masons. The brothers stated that they had been guilty of playing cards and were sorry for their conduct. They asked the lodge to forgive them and promised never to play cards again.
Although these were difficult days for the lodge there was one member that seemed to bring cheer and enthusiasm. His name was Richard Kolb, known affectionately as "Uncle Dick." Uncle Dick was from the Colony Community and gave many a splendid talk at the meetings, thereby creating a better attendance. He was at the time one of the oldest Masons in the county and walked twenty-four miles to and from the meetings. During the warmer weather he would return home about half way, sleep on the ground at night and arrive home the next morning. He was a former Confederate soldier, active in the local United Confederate Veterans organization and described as always smoking a pipe, a face full of whiskers and a distain for Yankees and left over carpetbaggers.