Three Years later there were eight charges brought before the lodge by a member's wife. Brother I.N.M. had left for San Antonio, married in 1918, then moved to Dallas. The charges were basically for adultery, verbal and physical abuse to his wife and failure to provide for his family. While in Dallas he had also belonged to the (second era) Ku Klux Klan, and similar charges were brought to that organization without result in 1924. On 29 August1925, a trial was held and the ballot was spread. No penalty was assessed either for suspension or for expulsion. However, the accused was to receive a formal reprimand at the next stated meeting. Bitter feeling probably prevailed as I.N.M. demitted at that meeting after receiving his formal reprimand.
Despite the Great Depression of the 1930s the lodge did not show many signs of suffering. In fact the membership remained high. By 1930, the roster had an all time record of 197 members' while the county would grow to its highest population of over eleven thousand. Although the numbers looked impressive, they were in fact deceiving. The lodge had a secretary named Arch Woods, who had served in that position from, 1927 to 1942. He was a well respected, generous man, who was also the county clerk. Brother Woods was perhaps too generous. As the times became financially tough, many candidates and members would not have enough money to pay their fees or dues. At the end of the Masonic year when the secretary's annual returns or yearly report was made to the Grand Lodge, all members on the roster were shown to be paid and in good standing, so long as money was in the treasury. At a time when most all lodges in Texas were losing membership, San Saba Lodge appeared to be gaining strength-at least on paper. The fact was, Brother Woods just did not possess the stomach to pressure people for money.