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Muskogee Cimeter (Newspaper) - August 18, 1904, Muskogee, Oklahoma Vol 5, Indian August J 8, 1904 Number 45 Under the Auspices of the Suffrage League Colored Masons Met ful Meeting Permanent There was an to put up such a fight that he on - convention of colored citizens held at the house in this city at which probably three hundred delegates were in attend The meeting was called to order at 10:30 by Jon es of prayer was offered by The chairman addressed the agtes on the subject of single statehood and declared the object of the meeting to be for the purpose of memorializing congress to pass the Hamilton hood providing for statehood with Oklahoma on terms of and insisting on the rights of franchise for all American regardless of color or previous condition of A motion prevailed to perfect an the meeting adjourned to meet at 2:-30 p. m. At the session the following officers were Following are the officers W. Vice Creek E. T. S. E. Doc W. D. Assistant Pi C. B. Bryant J. B. Ed. The object of the meeting as stated in the and by the chairman did not include election of a delegate to Washington at hence the men who captured the machinery were away when the henchmen of the great and only egotist sprang the election of a slate got The forces con trol the the election W. A. Rentie as chairman and A. S. as chairman of the Ex. Com. shows that the anti Jones people bold the machinery of the It was in the dying houis of convention wheli a majority nearly all o those in attendance had gone when one of the Jones men sprung the question that the mighty autocrat be sent to Washington as a there were enough of the faithful In a World's at St. John the Grand Lodge of ma and Indian ly got in by the skin of his - Jones showed his ignorance of parliamentary law or a wanton disregard for law in his ruling thai there could be no temporary organization because it was not a delegated This of course was in aid cf his own candidacy and when he saw he could not be Permanent Chair he magnanimously stated its best to elect soma one After declaring that the star chamber caucus that selected him as chairman not be ruled he proceeded in the most disgraceful manner to refuse recognition to men on the floor whom he There were two men who are well known in business life that the cnair could not see until the new chairman International Congress of colored master Masons of foe States Jand Canada conducted a success meeting at St. Louis last Mr. the call for bis congress was inspired by the effort of jurisdictions to bring a world's Masonic similar to The Hague tribunal of with a system of universal representation and the negro Masons of America should get in line with this progressive Rev. E. W. grandmaster of offered prayer and led in GrandMaster A. of Missouri extended fraternal greetings to the Grand Master Chinn was chosen and Grand Secretary J. H. Pelham of Missouri was made temporary J. Milton Turner chairman of the grand lodge delivered the address of to which W. grand master of J. W. Boon of Kansas piano and C. At the of the session the on re- was Jones made of arkansas read No. 1 which was well Mason of the Twentieth and aside from the attempted reflections on the editor of this ported 102 delegates representing was a very good teen two territories and the 2 which was made strict of Rev. E. W. he was still in the grand master of of of chairman and was as it was the same old speech made in the The Jones henchmen Episcopal wirh headquarters at D. was chosen as permanent Grand Secretary J. have begun crow too Smith of Maryland and Alex The machinery of the organization is not in hand and there are no provisions made for credentials jr We understand that four of the are going to sweep tne soliciting but unless they get the order from the executive committee there will doing when they start on their laughs best who laughs Notes Mesdames G. L. Trigg and Mabel Taylor give a grand cantata in the opera house in oh 22nd after which they visited the Fair in St. Louis and report a pleasant When Ybu Want - a or sea EXCELSIOR PARLOR Second Next to Greek Co Clean sharp razors a J. A. antler of Florida assistant and William McDonald of Texas The congress adjourned at 5 o'clock p. m. and reassembled in the form of a grand lodge of with E- W. A. R. Chinn depu J. H. S. H. L. J. H. A. master of J. H. The features of the closing session were reading and discussing of the retort of committee on showed that eighteen jurisdictions represented bad and distributed nearly during the past years for Prof. Pelham of Mo. grand secretary of read a paper on embracing a comprehensive plan for uniformity in the work of the which was ordered printed for The delegates to the congress were given an outing at night No. 6200 North The grand council of the col ired Scottish Rite Masons be convened in in Masonic hall at 10: o'clock this morn ing by Milton F. sovereign grand Dr. R. H. pi fo women and children Also chronic of men T Help The To the Race Loving Negro of Muskogee and the Vicinity Thereunto and Prosperity to you and circumstances over which you and I have no control placed the new unfinished church of the First Baptist of this city in a deplorable o being an eyesore to all christian feeling and feeling as we thlt we as a people individually and in the finishing of this and after talking over the matter with many ot our friends and believing as they the said church came in its present condition unintentionally by therefore we suggest and every lover of God's church regardless jf member or of other meet at the un finished on the corner of 5th and Denison street at 2 p. m August 30, 1904, and their briefly and harmoniously discuss and take subscriptions and cash to finisk this church ere the frost of winter We are persuaded we can easily raise two thousand dollars or more to roof this church so these good people can go in and finish This will be iii keeping with ways of dispensing some God bless and we thereby removing a great stigma from our people and helping as best we cafi in an humble way to beautify Greater We give to railroads and other city building Why not to the house of Be not jealous church we are Dr. W. H. Lewis R. A mass meeting of colored composed largely of Visitors from other states who are attend the Fair and the various national that have held sessions here was held at hall yesterday Dr. E. W. Lampton ot who is one of electors at large th that state was chosen as chairman and Perkins of Mississippi was elected ' The political as it affects the negro was discussed and the following resolutions was * Resolve that it is the of this meeting that a crisis of snch gravity is the negro race of the ry that we will be untrue to if we do not take cognizance of the grave perils that now threaten our liberty and future existence in these r That we believe President by his public actions and repeated of justice the law and equality of opportunity f or every regardless of color or previous and the weight of cur influence and our most earnest labors should be given to promote the success of the Republican party at the coming m tonal
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