Muskogee Cimeter (Newspaper) - August 18, 1904, Muskogee, Oklahoma Vol 5, Muskogee, Indian Territory, Thursday, August J 8, 1904� Number 45 Under the Auspices of the Suffrage League A' Success- Colored Masons Met ful Meeting Resulted-A Permanent Organization, There was an inter-territorial \ to put up such a fight that he on - convention of colored citizens held at the .opera house in this city at which probably three hundred delegates were in attend anoe. The meeting was called to order at 10:30 by C.J. Jon es of Muskogee,>nd prayer was offered by Rev, A; J.-Lacy. The chairman addressed the dele-1 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 state-, hood bill, providing for statehood with Oklahoma on terms of equality, and insisting on the rights of franchise for all American citizens, regardless of race, color or previous condition of servitude, A motion prevailed to perfect an organization, the meeting adjourned to meet at 2:-30 p. m. At the afternort session the following officers were elected: Following are the permanant officers elected: Chairman, W, A, Rentie. Secretary, G, W. Davidson. Vice Chairmen; Creek nation, C, J, Jones; Choctaw, E. JS. Mc-Daniel; Chickasaw* T. S. E. Brown; Cherokee, Doc Vann; Seminole, W. D. Shawnee. Assistant Secretary. Pi of, C. B. Bryant Treasurer, J. B. McCulloch. Sergeant-at-Arms, Ed. Jefferson- The object of the meeting as stated in the call, and by the chairman did not include election of a delegate to Washington at tliis time, hence the men who captured the machinery were away when the henchmen of the great and only egotist sprang the election of a delegate. "the slate got broke." The Jones' forces did*not con trol the conyentfqn, the election "of W. A. Rentie as chairman and A. S. "MoRea as chairman of the Ex. Com. shows that the anti Jones people bold the machinery of the organization. It was in the dying houis of jtbe convention wheli a majority or. nearly all o those in attendance had gone when one of the Jones henoh men sprung the question that the mighty autocrat be sent to Washington as a delegate, even.then there were enough of the faithful In a World's -Congress at St. Louis,-St. John the Reoog* nized Grand Lodge of Oklaho* ma and Indian Territory, ly got in by the skin of his teeth. - Jones showed his ignorance of parliamentary law or a wanton � disregard for law in his firfct ruling thai there could be no temporary organization because it was not a delegated convention. This of course was in aid cf his own candidacy and when he saw he could not be Permanent Chair man, he magnanimously stated its best to elect soma one else. After declaring that the star chamber caucus that selected him as chairman "could not be over* ruled he proceeded in the most disgraceful manner to refuse recognition to men on the floor whom he disliked. There were two men who are well known in business life that the cnair could not see until the new chairman Ttie International Congress of colored master Masons of foe Uited States Jand Canada conducted a success meeting at St. Louis last week. Mr. Chinn- said,that the call for bis congress was inspired by the effort of Trans-Atlantic jurisdictions to bring a-bout a world's Masonic league, similar to The Hague tribunal of arbitration, with a system of universal representation and the negro Masons of America should get in line with this progressive moovement. Rev. E. W. Lampton, grandmaster of Mississsppi, offered prayer and led in singing. GrandMaster A. R.Chinn of Missouri extended fraternal greetings to the visitors. Grand Master Chinn was chosen tem-pory chairman, and Grand Secretary J. H. Pelham of Missouri was made temporary secretary. J. Milton Turner chairman of the grand lodge committee, delivered the address of welcome, to which J, W. Lewia, grand master of Lousiana, responded. J. W. Boon ; ("Blind Boon") of Kansas renderd sev-|eral piano elections, and Prof,^. J, C. At the opening* of the after-noon session the committee, on credahtials re- was elected. Jones made speech: Corbih of arkansas read apapejron"The No. 1 which was well received.,Free Mason of the Twentieth Century, and aside from the attempted reflections on the editor of this pa- : ported 102 delegates representing four-per was a very good effort, teen states, two territories and the De-Speech �Jo. 2 which was made ! strict of Columbia. Rev. E. W. Lamp-while he was still in the assumed! ton, grand master of the*state of Missi-position of chairman and was not'^PP1 ^o.waavesentlyelected^financi-so well-received, as it was the!al secretari'of the ***** Methodi8fc same old morning. speech made in the The Jones henchmen Episcopal church, wirh headquarters at Washington, D. C, was chosen as permanent chairman, Grand Secretary J. have begun t*> crow too soon. 'L*N- Smith of Maryland and E.J. Alex The machinery of the organization is not in Jones1 hand and there are no provisions made for credentials jr expenses. We understand that four of the henoh-men are going to sweep tne oountry soliciting meansj but unless they get the order from the executive committee there will be! sometbing doing when they start on their rounds- "He laughs best who laughs last." . Notes Extraordinary!! Mesdames G. L. Trigg and Mabel Taylor give a grand cantata in the opera house in Vini-ta oh Jbhe 22nd ult, after which they visited the World's, Fair in St. Louis and report a pleasant When Ybu Want - a Shave, , haircut, -shampoon. or sea foam, EXCELSIOR T0NS0RIAL PARLOR . Second St.. Next to Greek Gro. Co Clean towels, sharp razors a specialty. J. A. BANKS, Proprietor- antler of Florida assistant secretaries, and William McDonald of Texas treasure*. The congress adjourned at 5 o'clock p. m. and reassembled in the form of a grand lodge of sorrow, with stations: E- W.. Lampton, W. M.; A. R. Chinn depu ty: J. H. Kenner, S. H. L. Harris, J.W.: J. H. Dickerson, chaplain: Thbs. A. Jordon, master of ceremonies: J. H. Pelhft*m, . secretary: Wm. McDonald, treasurer. , The features of the closing session were reading and discussing of the retort of committee on charities, wbi'h showed that the" eighteen jurisdictions represented bad collected, and distributed nearly $5,000,000 during the past ffve years for charity. Prof. J..H. Pelham of Hannibal,' Mo. grand secretary of Missours, read a paper on "Practical Masonary," embracing a comprehensive plan for uniformity in the .ritualistic work of the order, which was ordered printed for distribution. . , The delegates to the congress were given an outing at night atBloemake's grove, No. 6200 North Broadway. '� The grand council of the col ired Scottish Rite Masons will. be convened in in Masonic hall at 10: o'clock this morn ing by Milton F. Shields, sovereign grand enrnmander. Dr. R. H. Waterforp. pi seases fo women and children saccessfa treated. Also chronic diseases" of men T Help The Church. To the Race Loving Negro of Muskogee and the Vicinity Thereunto belonging: Peace- and Prosperity to you and Yours- Friends, circumstances over which you and I have no control ha3 placed the new unfinished church of the First Baptist of this city in a deplorable o mdi-tion being an eyesore to all christian feeling people, and feeling as we do, thlt we as a people individually and colleotively are-interested in the finishing of this edifice, and after talking over the matter with many ot our friends and believing as they did, that, the said church came in its present condition unintentionally by mismanagement, therefore we suggest and emplore every lover of God's church regardless jf sect, creed, member or friend, of other churches^to meet at the un finished church" on the corner of 5th and Denison street at 2 p. m Tuesday", August 30, 1904, and their briefly and harmoniously discuss and formulate; take subscriptions and cash to finisk this church ere the frost of winter comes. We are persuaded we can easily raise two thousand dollars or more to roof this church so these good people can go in it, and finish it, This will be iii keeping with Muskogee'^ ways of doing, thereby; dispensing some good. God bless ue, and we thereby removing a great stigma from our people and helping as best we cafi in an humble way to beautify Greater Muskogee. We give to railroads and other city building enterprises. Why not to the house of God. Be not jealous church we are ypur friends. Dr. Waterford, -Editor Brocks, ^ W. H. Twine," Lewis Whiple, R. Wood, Promoters. A mass meeting of colored citizens, composed largely of Visitors from other states who are attend the World's. Fair and the various national ^conventions that have held sessions here recently, was held at MaBonic hall yesterday afternoon. Dr. E. W. Lampton ot Missi-ppi who is one of the' candidates: for-Republican presipential electors at large th that state was chosen as chairman and E.E. Perkins of Mississippi was elected secretary. ' The political situation, as it affects the negro race, was discussed and the following resolutions was adopted: * Resolve that it is the �ame of this meeting that a crisis of snch gravity is confronting' the negro race of the count- [ ry that we will be untrue to ourselves* if we do not take cognizance of the grave perils that now threaten our lives, liberty and future existence in these Unit-en States. r That we believe President Roosevelt, by his public actions and repeated ex? pbnents of justice before' the law and equality of opportunity f or every ettisen, regardless of race, color or previous condition; and that, therefore, 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 election.