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INTRODUCTION.

This the Seventeenth Volume of the Annals of Iowa Masonry, for the years 1900 and 1901 – the first to appear in the new century – has, of necessity, been prepared under very difficult and trying circumstances. The Grand Secretary has during the entire time been lying at death's door, expecting hourly the summons of the death angel. He passed peacefully away on the afternoon of June 28th, and was laid away in the cemetery at Iowa City, his old home. An emergent communication of the Grand Lodge was called for the purpose — printed proceedings of which will appear later.

The Volume may not come up to the high standard of preceding volumes, yet we feel sure its imperfections will, under the circumstances, be overlooked by the reader.

We congratulate our brethren that Masonry in Iowa is prospering as it has never done before. Our growth has not been of the mushroom sort, but rather of a steady nature. Greater interest has been taken not only in the Ritual and work of the Craft, but also in its history, its philosophy, and its teachings. Many of those who have been known as the wheel-horses of Masonry in Iowa have been called to their long home, and others have removed from our jurisdiction and gone into other fields of labor. Yet, younger men have taken their places and prepared desigus upon the Trestle-Board, which, if carried out, will prove that Masonry in Iowa will not retrograde, but will continue to grow and prosper in the future as it has in the past. There are those among our number who are imbued with the true spirit of Freemasonry, and are willing and ready to aid in the upbuilding of the Craft in the state.

We hope and trust that future volumes of our Annals will contain, as have those in the past, biographical sketches of those who have served us as presiding officers, with perhaps additional papers of a Masonic and historical significance, and thus make our Proceedings sought, not only by students of Masonry, but by the leading public libraries at home and abroad, upon whose shelves former volumes have already been placed.

Our Library has outgrown the building intended for its use in less than two decades, and ere another decade passes we hope and trust there will be erected a new and enlarged building that will prove sufficient to its needs for a quarter of a century to come.

To Brother J. E. Morcombe I am under special obligations, as also to the editor of the paper — the Gazette - with which he is connected, in allowing him a vacation during our Grand Lodge, in order that he might assist in writing up the history of that eventful week, and who at the last moment has been called upon to prepare a biographical sketch of Past Grand Master Eaton. Also, to Miss Dennis, a careful and painstaking stenographer, who for six years has performed not only her duty, but aided in doing her share to make both the Proceedings and the Library what our brethren would have them among the first in the land.

There is no one more conscious of his own shortcomings than myself, and were it not for the warm encouragement received from many kind friends all over the state, I would hesitate to send this volume out upon its mission. I fully appreciate the kind words of sympathy and commendation received from my brethren, and to each and all of them I tender my sincere thanks for the uniform courtesy shown me in the years that are past, and trust I shall have their kindly aid and assistance in the year to come.

NEWTON R. PARVIN,

Grand Secretary. CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA, July 3d, 1901.

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A.
ADDITIONS TO VARIOUS DEPARTMENTS LIBRARY
AND MUSEUM .

264 ADDRESS OF GRAND MASTER LAMBERT, 1900..

11 TOPICS – Introduction, 12 ; Necrology, 13; William A. Col

ton, 14; Edward A. Guilbert, 14; Chartered Lodges, 14; Newly Chartered Lodges, 18; Dispensations Issued, 18 ; Charters Surrendered, 20; Lodge Halls Burned, 21; Payment of Lodge Dues, 22 ; Printed Proceedings, 23; The Sedgwick Expulsion, 24 ; Malta Lodge, No. 318, vs. The Barton Lodge, 25; Using Old Codes, 26 ; Grand Charity Fund, 26; Installation of Grand Chaplain, 26 ; The Black Ball, 27 ; Negro Masonry, 28 ; Corner-Stones and Dedications, 29 ; Board of Custodians, 30 ; Decisions and Opinions, 30 ; Washington Centennial Memorial, 31 ; Conclusion, 35; Appendix, Report of Visiting Cus

todian, 36. ADDRESS OF GRAND MASTER EATON, 1901

196 TOPICS — Introduction, 197 ; Necrology, 198; Chartered

Lodges, 199; Newly-Chartered Lodges, 201 ; Dispensa-
tions for New Lodges, 202 ; Trustees Grand Charity
Fund, 202; Quarterly Masonic Bulletin, 203 ; Victoria
Lodge, No. 516, vs. Joseph Sheafe, 203; Malta Lodge,
No. 318, vs. The Barton Lodge, No. 6, 204 ; Dispensa-
tions, 206 ; Use of the Black Ball, 206 ; Card-Playing in
Lodge Halls, 206 ; Flood of Galveston, 207 ; Jacksonville,
Florida, 207 ; Dissemination of Work, 208 ; Newly-Insti-
tuted Grand Lodges in Western Australia and Costa
Rica, 208 ; International Office for Masonic Relations,
209; Laying Corner-Stones and Dedication of Masonic
Halls, 209 ; Stella Lodge, No. 440, vs. T. B. Snyder, Past
Worshipful Master, 211 ; Grand Lodge, vs. Wilbur S.
McDonald, Worshipful Master, 211 ; Conclusion, 211;

Appendix, Report of Visiting Custodian, 213.
REPORT ON

132, 298

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7, 194

ADDRESS – Of Welcome — Mayor Redmond, Cedar Rapids

(1900)..

6
Mayor Heinz and Block, Daven-
port, 1901....

192, 193
Response to
P. G. M. Fellows to P. G. M. Dewey and Bowen.. 143
Grand Master Eaton to P. G. M. Lambert

170
AFTERNOON SESSIONS

44, 137, 220, 334
AID TO GALVESTON AND JACKSONVILLE SUFFER-
ERS.

207, 247, 292
AMENDMENTS - To Constitution and Code

125-207, 298, 300, 330, 356
ANNOUNCEMENTS...

43, 109, 136, 167, 223, 350
APPEALS AND GRIEVANCES — (See Report).
Committee 1901 and 1902 .

171, 372
APPOINTMENTS - By Grand Masters Lambert, Eaton, and

Baker, 9, 41, 169, 171, 218, 222, 223, 303, 330, 370, 357, 372
APPROPRIATIONS

168, 369
APRONS TO PAST GRAND MASTERS

143, 170
ARMSTRONG, H. C., Grand Secretary Death of

251, 390

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B.

BAKER, EDWIN, Grand Secretary

- Death of......

254, 390
BAKER, LEWIS J. – Elected Grand Master.

334
Biographical Sketch (Appendix)

53
BARTON LODGE, NO. 6, AND MALTA LODGE, NO. 318

6, 25, 135, 204
BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES -
Grand Master Eaton ( Appendix).

48
Past Grand Master Lambert (Appendix)

45
Elective Grand Officers, 1901-02...

53-56
BLACKBURN Past Grand Treasurer - Letter from

118
BLACKMAR, E. C.- Reappointed Trustee Grand Charity Fund 171
Telegram to, and Response of..

111
Death of....

.199, 221, 255, 388
BOARD TRUSTEES LIBRARY BUILDING (See Report).
BOARD TRUSTEES GRAND CHARITY FUND (See Report).
Appointment of P. G. M. Lambert on..

202
BOARD TRUSTEES GRAND LODGE

356, 372
BOWEN – Past Grand Master's Apron

143
BULLETIN, QUARTERLY

47, 203, 261
BRETHREN EXCUSED

141, 302

c.
CALLED FROM LABOR – (See Labor).
CARD PLAYING IN MASONIC HALLS
CATALOGUE — Supplemental of the Library

206, 356
62, 272

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6, 192
9, 196

CEDAR CHAPTER 0. E. S., NO. 184 — Reception ....... 167, 171
CEDAR RAPIDS COMMERCIAL CLUB- Invitation from.. 110
CEDAR RAPIDS SOCIETY FOR MASONIC STUDY.

269
CEREMONIES — Introductory..

Opening
Closing

17:9, 373
CHARITY...

90, 144, 202, 335
CHARTERED LODGES — Report on

115, 157, 315, 354
CHARTER SURRENDERED..

245
CHARTERS GRANTED

132, 353
CLARK, C. C.- Re-elected Custodian

350
Resolution to Pay....

359
CLEVELAND, W. F.- Biographical Sketch (Appendix) 54
CODE, AMENDMENTS TO — (See Amendments).
COLTON, Past Grand Treasurer - Death of......... 14, 47, 123, 133
COMMITTEES - Standing and Special, for Sessions

41, 222, 223, 238, 303
List (partial) for 1901 and 1902

171, 372
COMMITTEE ON DISTRIBUTION.....

41, 45, 218
COMMUNICATIONS FROM ABSENT BRETHREN.... 42, 118
CONSOLIDATION OF LODGE...

245
CONSTITUTION Amendment to (See Amendments).
CONTRIBUTIONS- To Galveston and Jacksonville Sufferers

207, 247, 292
CORRESPONDENCE — (See also Report).

44, 303
CREDENTIALS — (See also Report).

112, 153, 302, 354
CUSTODIAN – Visiting, Report.

36, 213
C. C. Clark Re-elected

350
Resolution to Pay ....

359

D.

DAVENPORT — Place of Meeting 1901

136
DEATHS — („See Fraternal Dead).
DECEASED PAST GRAND OFFICERS ( See also
Fraternal Dead)

11, 221
DEWEY- Past Grand Master's Apron..

143
DILLON, JUDGE – Letter from ...

167
DONORS AND DONATIONS TO LIBRARY AND MU-

SEUM...... 57, 61, 70, 74, 125, 263, 264, 280, 349, 350
DUBUQUE — Place of Meeting 1902...

842
DUES OF LODGES – Schedule of..

83, 284
DISPENSATIONS FOR NEW LODGES

202, 242

E.

EATON, W. L. – Elected Grand Master

137
Photo, and Biographical Sketch of ( Appendix).

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