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LETTER FROM JUDGE DILLON, NEW YORK CITY. The Grand Secretary read a letter from Judge Dillon, a former and long-time resident and public officer in Iowa, presenting to the Iowa Department of the Library a volume which he had recently had privately printed for friends, and not for general distribution.

ANNOUNCEMENT. The Grand Master announced that the ladies of Cedar Chapter, No. 184, Order of the Eastern Star, would give the members of the Grand Lodge and visitors a reception in the evening at the Masonic Library.

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FINANCE – (Final). Brother Mills (332) presented and read the report, which

was

Adopted.

TO THE Most WORSHIPFUL GRAND LODGE OF IOWA:

OUR COMMITTEE on Finance would respecto fully recommend the following

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APPROPRIATIONS.

I. SERVICES OF GRAND OFFICERS. 1. Grand Master, Thomas Lambert, 1899-1900.... .$ 600 00 2. Grand Secretary, 1900-1901 (quarterly).

2,000 00 3. Grand Tyler, A. N. Alberson, 1899-1900...

150 00 4. Visiting Custodian, 1900-01 (see Sec. 230 of code), 1,200 00 5. Chairman Trustees Grand Charity Fund.... 200 00—$4,150 00

II. GENERAL EXPENSES. 11. Contingent expenses Grand Master's office, 1900-01.$ 250 00 12. Contingent expenses Grand Secretary's office, 19001901

600 00 13. Deputy Grand Secretary's services, 1900-1901 (quarterly)

1,200 00 14. Report on foreign correspondence, 1900, Dr. J. C. W. Coxe

200 00 15. Sessional expenses Grand Tyler Alberson..

27 50 15a. Sessional expenses Grand Lodge and committees.. 107 73 16. Printing Proceedings 1900, including advance reports for sessional use......

1,500 00 17. Binding Part I., Volume XVII., for exchange with Grand Lodges

50 00 18. Postage and express on Proceedings of 1900.. 275 00 19. Postage and express, office of Grand Secretary and Grand Librarian, 1900-1901...

275 00 20. Stenographic services for year 1900-1901........ 500 00—$4,985 23

III. MILEAGE AND PER DIEM. 31. Grand Officers' pay-roll, “A”....

$ 238 52 32. Committees' pay-roll, "B"

642 08 33. Special Committees' pay-roll, "C"

60 85 34. Custodians' pay-roll, "D".

97 94 35. Members' pay-roll, "E"

5,840 65—$6,880 04

IV. SPECIAL APPROPRIATIONS.
41. Expenses Secretary Board Custodians, 1900-1901..$ 40 00
42. Transferred to Treasurer Board Trustees Grand

Charity Fund (see Sec. 421 of code), 1212 per
cent

..3,184 10
43. Extra appropriation Grand Charity Fund.. 1,000 00
44. Masonic Relief Association United States and
Canada

146 50
45. Expenses Grand Master Lambert to Washington
memorial observance

71 35
Contingent Expenses Secretary Grand Charity
Fund

75 00—$4,516 95

46.

V. LIBRARY BUILDING AND LIBRARY. 51. Expenses Library building and Library, 10 cents per capita (29,328)..

$2,932 80 Respectfully submitted,

M. P. MILLER,
J. M. ZANE,
C. B. MILLS,

Committee.

APPOINTED GRAND OFFICERS.

Grand Master-elect, Brother Eaton, asked the Deputy Grand Secretary to read the list of appointed officers, which be did, as follows:

D. W. CLEMENTS (69), West Union, Right Worshipful Deputy Grand Master.

N. R. PARVIN (4), Cedar Rapids, Worshipful Deputy Grand Secretary.

Rev. G. W. BAXTER (170), Farmersburg, Right Worshipful Grand Chaplain.

J. M. GRAHAM (22), Des Moines, Worshipful Grand Marshal.

M. E. LOWTHER (42), Centerville, Worshipful Senior Grand Deacon.

F. B. WHITAKER (541), Hillsboro, Worshipful Junior Grand Deacon.

H. D. REED (371), Shelby, Worshipful Senior Grand Steward.
L. B. DUNTON (211), Riceville, Worshipful Junior Grand Steward.
A. N. ALBERSON (26), Washington, Worshipful Grand Tyler.

INSTALLATION.

Grand Master Lambert announced that he had invited Past Grand Master Ball (4) to conduct the installation ceremonies, which, with the assistance of Brother Martin, Grand Marshal, he proceeded to do. The Deputy Grand Secretary called the roll of Grand Officers elected and appointed, who severally assumed their proper places, and were duly installed by Past Grand Master Ball.

(Elected.)

WILLARD LEE EATON (102), Osage, Most Worshipful Grand Master.

SUMNER MILLER (147), Guttenberg, Right Worshipful Senior Grand Warden.

JAMES EDWARD BRUCE (380), Anita, Right Worshipful Junior Grand Warden.

MARTIN PETER ER (26), Washington, Right Worshipful Grand Treasurer.

THEODORE SUTTON PARVIN (2), Cedar Rapids, Right Worshipful Grand Secretary.

(Appointed.) D. W. CLEMENTS (69), West Union, Right Worshipful Deputy Grand Master.

N. R. PARVIN (4), Cedar Rapids, Worshipful Deputy Grand Secretary.

Rev. G. W. BAXTER (170), Farmersburg, Right Worshipful Grand Chaplain.

J. M. GRAHAM (22), Des Moines, Worshipful Grand Marshal.

M. E. LOWTHER (42), Centerville, Worshipful Senior Grand Deacon.

F. B. WHITAKER (541), Hillsboro, Worshipful Junior Grand Deacon.

H. D. REED (371), Shelby, Worshipful Senior Grand Steward.
L. B. DUNTON (211), Riceville, Worshipful Junior Grand Steward.
A. N. ALBERSON (26), Washington, Worshipful Grand Tyler.

PAST GRAND MASTER'S APRON.

At the conclusion of the installation ceremonies, Past Grand Master Ball presented Brother Eaton, Grand Master, an apron for him to present in due form to Past Grand Master Lambert, which he did in a few appropriate remarks, whereupon

Past Grand Master Lambert returned his thanks to the brethren of the Grand Lodge in a feeling manner.

RESOLUTION-THANKS TO CEDAR CHAPTER 0. E. S.

Brother Coxe (26) presented and read the following resolution of thanks, and moved its adoption, which

Carried.

Resolved, That the thanks of this Grand Lodge are due and are hereby tendered to the ladies of the Order of the Eastern Star for the courteous invitation to a reception at the Grand Lodge Library building this evening, and the same is gratefully accepted by the Grand Lodge on behalf of such as may be able to avail themselves of the privileges of the occasion.

(Signed.) J. C. W. Coxe.

F. H. LORING.
W. F. FIDLAR.
THOMAS LAMBERT.

CHARLES C. CLARK.
APPOINTMENT.

Grand Master Eaton then announced the appointment of Past Grand Master Blackmar (318) to succeed himself as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Grand Charity Fund.

STANDING COMMITTEES.

Since the close of the session Grand Master Eaton has furnished the list of committees, for publication in the Proceedings, as follows:

TRUSTEE GRAND CHARITY FUND.

E. C. BLACKMAR (318), Past Grand Master.

APPEALS AND GRIEVANCES.

W. H. NORRIS (165).

THOMAS ARTHUR (420). LOUIS BLOCK (208).

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