Contents

Contents:
Council Log Book:   Pages 2 - 193

Names of prospective members for first reading or elected as members and page number:   Page 194
(Not every occurrence of the name is listed here, just where their name is listed for first reading or elected as member.)

Councils Mentioned in the Log Book and page number.   Page 195

People Places and Events and page number.   Page 196


Notes in log book: Whenever I couldn’t read something I put question marks around it. ?sfsfsds?

Page numbers are on the bottom Left hand side of the page in bold and Parentheses.
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Omaha Council No 652 Knights of Columbus Organized March 16th 1902
Secretaries Record (1)

Roster of Officers

         			Grand Knight          T.J. Mahoney
         			Deputy Grand Knight   T.J. Nolan
         			Chancellor            C.F. Crowley
         			Chaplain              Rev. D.W. Moriarity
         			Advocate              J.P. English
         			Lecturer              E.W. Simeral
         			Financial Secretary   C.B. Dugdale
         			Recording Secretary   J.S. Monaghan
         			Warden                P.H. Johnson
         			Outside Guard         W.R. O’Shaughnessy
         			Inside Guard          W.P. McDivitt
         			Trustees              J.A. Creighton
          			                      Edward Hayden
         			                      T.J. Fitzmorris
         			Treasurer             J.H. Schmidt



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Elected Jany 8th 1903

			Dec 10th 1902
			Grand Knight 		C. J. Smyth
			Deputy Grand Knight 	T. J. Nolan
			Chancellor 		F. J. Moriarity 
			Chaplain 		Rev. D. W. Moriarity
			Advocate		J. P. English
			Lecturer		E. W. Simeral
			Financial Secretary	C. B. Dugdale
			Recording Secretary 	J. S. Monaghan
			Warden			P. H. Johnson
			Outside Guard		E. B. Alexander
			Inside Guard 		F. J. Gibbons
			Trustees		J. A. Creighton
						Edward Hayden
						T. J. Fitzmorris
			Treasurer		J. H. Schmidt



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Charter Members


Timothy J, Mahoney	620 So 38th St			Omaha, Neb.
Edward W. Simeral	976 No 28th Ave				“
Patrick C. Heafy	125 So 35 St				“
Charles B. Dugdale 	Merchants National Bank			“
Thomas J. Flynn		2106 Douglas Street			“
James W. Murphy		Exchange Bldg.				“
John Flynn		1002 No 23th St				“
Thomas F. Larkin	101 No 22th St				“
R. J. Bourke		Box 8					“
E. J. McAdams		1327 So 27 St				“
Constantine J. Smyth	620 No 38th St				“
James P. English	525 So 31 St				“
Patrick J. Sheely						“
William P. Russell	1720 Lincoln Ave			“
John F. Coad		3718 Farnam				“
Ignatius J. Dunn	2525 Hamilton				“
M. R. Murphy		1025 So 36th St				“
James F. Gibbons	1922 So 35th Ave			“
F. J. Moriarity		609 So 35 Ave				“
Rev. P. A. McGovern	412 So 9th St				“
A. M. Gallagher		2209 Q St				“
James S. Monaghan	30th & Boyd St				“
Thomas J. Fitzmorris	712 So 17th St				“
Dr. W. J. McCrann	308 So 24th St				“
J. H. Kopietz 		620 No 22nd St				“
R. E. Welch		414 So 38th St				“
John E. O’Herne		3022 Q St				“
William J. Brennan	1019 No 23 St				“
James J. Fitzgearld	2424 B St				“
J. A. C. Kennedy	1523 Jackson St				“
Patrick H. Johnson	Grand Hotel				“




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Charter Members

Edward Hayden		 2016 Cass St			Omaha, Neb.
William R. O’Shaughnessy 218 No 19th 	St      		“
Charles F. Crowley	Creighton Med College			“
William P. McDevitt	515 No 25th St				“
Thomas F. Swift		2530 Hamlton St				“
John Porvon		1913 So 10th St				“
Dr. Robert P. Jensen	3718 Farnam St				“
John Rush		1323 Martha St				“
Felix J. McShane	706 So 24th Ave				“
John S. Jeuek		23rd & F St				“
Rev. D. W. Moriarty	23rd & Q St				“
Thomas J. Nolan		827 No 24th St				“
James Hayden		24th & Herney St			“
G. A. Meleher		23rd & F St				“
Rev. Thomas Walsh	202 So 5th St			Norfolk, Neb.
John N. Frenzer		127 So 25th St			Omaha, Neb.	
W. M.  Condon						Humphrey, Neb.
Dr. A. W. Riley		Brown Block			Omaha, Neb.
Rev. D. P. Harrington	806 No 36th St				“
John P. Organ					        Council Bluffs, Ia.
Richard D. O’Neill	333 No 23rd St			Omaha, Neb.
John M. Galvin						Council Bluffs, Ia.
David J. O’Brien	12th & Howard			Omaha, Neb.
Thomas H. Martin					Pacific Junction, Ia.
Bernard A. McDermott					Council Bluffs, Ia.
James Manahan						Lincoln, Neb.
Joseph H. Schmidt	3416 Burt St			Omaha, Neb.
John A. Creighton	First Natl Bank Bldg			“
James F. Daily		Browning & Co				“
McCormack
J.T. Monaghan		



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Elected Members

Name			Residence Address	Occupation 	Date  By Whom Proposed									  02
P. J. Reilly		823 No 16th St Omaha	Wall paper Contr Jul 2	P. C. Heafy
Frank a. Furay		2237 Seward St Omaha	Clerk		   “	J. S. Monaghan
B. A. Meile		1522 So 28th St Omaha	Bank Teller	   “	C. B. Dugdale
Chas. P, Moriarty	209 So 35th Ave Omaha	Clerk		   “	A. M. Gallagher
Thomas C. Byrne		2103 Calif. St	   Omaha Merchant	   “	P. C. Heafy
George Parks		25th & D St	So Omaha Contracter	   “ 	James Flynn
Martin Langdon		2123 So 34th St Omaha	Lawyer		   “	J. P. English
Andrew Murphy		1126 So 29th St Omaha	Horseshoer         “	
John A. Gentleman	1414 Sherman Ave Omaha	Clerk	           “	Thomas F. Larkin
Wlm M. Bushman		2615 Mason St Omaha	Warehouseman       “	J. P. English
Thomas J. O’Neill	1428 No 24th St Omaha	Real Estate        “	T. J. Nolan
Edward T. Welch		700 So 31 St Onaha	Packing house      “	J. P. English
Edward B. Alexander	816 So 22nd St Omaha	Letter Carrier     “	
Bryan M. Riley		35 Douglas Bldg		Physician	   “ 	J. A. C. Kennedy
Edward C. Ryan		2154 So 33rd St Omaha	Packing house	   “	P. J. Sheely
William Doyle		2508 N St  So. Omaha	Clerk		   “	Thomas F. Larkin
Thomas Sullivan		Armour Co.Omaha	Clerk			08/13	John E. O’Herne
William J. Shanahan	1026 No 25th St Omaha	Clerk		   “	Do
Michael F. S_____y	407 No 22nd St Omaha	Packing House 		   “	
Thomas F. Quinlan	2113 Douglas St Omaha	Music		   “	P. H. Johnson
T. F. Kennedy		1523 Jackson St Omaha	Lumberman	   “	F. J. Moriarty
P. J. McCarthy		1404 Casteller St Omaha	Priest		   “	Rev Thomas Walsh
Rev J. E. English	Dakota County Neb.	Priest 		   “	  “	“	“
T. J. Donohue		Knox County, Neb	Trav Salesman	   “	  “	“	“






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Elected Members

Name			Residence Address	Occupation       Date 	 By Whom Proposed	
  								  02

James P. O’Hanlon	1503 So 26 St Omaha	Accountant	08/13	F. J. McShane
B. J. Scannell		509 Wape Block  Omaha	Private Duty	  “	E. W. Simeral
Edward T. Cogley	212 Lincoln Ave C.B. Ia	Life Insurance	  “	John P. Organ
Stephen T. McAtee	234 Main St  C. B. Iowa	Grocer		  “	John P. Organ
Thomas W. Morgan	Wayne Neb.		RR Station Agnt	  “	Rev. Thomas Walsh
John Nolan		24th & P So Omaha	Contractor	  “	John Flynn
Dan J. Riley		35th & Douglas Blk Oma  Lawyer		  “	J. A. C. Kennedy
P. J. Murphy		Rogers, Colfax cnty Neb	Farmer		  “	F. J. Mriarty
Robert P. Larkin	1022 Virginia St Sux Cty I Pack House wkr “	R. J. Bourke	
William C. Malone	1216 No 23rd St Omaha	Pack House Wkr	  “	John E. O’Herne 
David J. Keogh		Humphry Neb		Farmer		  “    	W. M. Condon
P. J. McGrath		Omaha			Cattle Buyer	  “	P. C. Heafy
James T. Hogan		Norfolk, Neb		Trav Salesman	  “	Rev Thomas Walsh
Edward Price		2520 F St  So Omaha 	Supt Armour Co	  “	John S. Jeuek
James F. Loive		2563 Dodge St Omaha	Trav Salesman	  “	Rev Thonas Walsh
Thomas Malone		501 Pearl St Sioux City	Grocer		  “	R. J. Bourke
William H. Greene	Creighton, Neb		Merchant	  “ 	Rev Thomas Walsh
John A. Kervan		1316 Farman	 Omaha	Tailor		  “	P. C. Heafy
Michael P. O’Connor	1518 No 19th Omaha	Clerk		Sep 24
Eugene P. Milady	1010 No 22nd St Omaha	Live Stock Comm	  “	
Peter McCann		2317 So 12 St Omaha	Trav Salesman	  “	W. P. Russell
Rev James McNally	Beusford So Dakota	Priest		  “	P. C. Heafy
Dr Timothy J. Devyer 	St Joe Hospital Omaha	Physician	  “	C. B. Dugdale
Albert V. Kinsler	3866 Farnam St Omaha	Comm Broker	  “	P. c. Heafy
Rev Michael Daly	23 & Q st So Omaha	Priest		  “	Rev D. W. Moriarty
Timothy Byrne		St Louis Mo		Cattle Buyer	  “	John E O’Hern
William Hayden		3510 Farnam St Omaha	Merchant	  “	John A. Creighton
John J. Riley		612 No 23rd St Omaha	Clerk		  “	C. B. Dugdale






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Elected Members

								Elected

Name				Address 		Occupation

Rev. Philip J O’Connor 	1112 8th St Sioux City		Priest
Augustine M. Colanesi	808 No 36th St Omaha		Do
Daniel J. O’Donahoe	2222 Farnam St Omaha		Merchant
John F. Coad JR		910 No 20th St Omaha		Bank Teller
Owen O’Neill		Battle Creek, Neb		Cattle Raiser
James Kennedy		Norfolk, Neb			Real Estate
Fred J. Cashin		Council Bluffs Ia		Trav Salesman
Edward J. Green		1509 So 28th St Omaha		Salesman
Dr A. P. London		New York Life Bldg		Physican Surgeon 
Daniel Hurley		2214 Douglas Omaha		Salesman
John P. Organ		Council Bluffs, Iowa		Lawyer
James J Parks		1624 Missouri Ave So Omaha	Contractor
S. B. Matthews 		202 No 18th St Omaha		Salesman
Thomas B. Coleman	816 So 22nd St Omaha		Do
John J. Murphy 		Missouri Vally Iowa		Machinist
Dr D. F. Lee 		County Hospital 		Physician
Clinton R. Miller	2046 No 18th St Omaha		Printer
James P. Rush		1323 Martha St Omaha		Bank Book Keeper
August W. Kroeyer	403 No 19th St Omaha		Book Binder
John V Brennan		1928 So 15th St Omaha		Clerk
Charles W. Hamilton 	1112 Park Ave Omaha		Banker
Patrick J. Naughton	910 Bancroft St Omaha		Postal Clerk
Dr Charles L Allison 	2025 Cass St Omaha		Physican
Daniel J. Fairell 	303 No 23rd St Omaha		Contractor
Michael Lee		2469 ½ So 16th St Omaha		Inspector
Dr F. E. Fitzgearld	207 So 16th St Omaha		Physician
Edward J Murphy		123 Harrison  C. B. Iowa	Ticket Broker		
Joseph F. Murphy	433 No 24th St  Omaha		Real Estate
John Hughes		5120 No 23rd St Omaha		L. S. ? Broker
Harry V. Burkey		114 No 15th St	  Omaha		Sisty Burkey Prtg Co

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Members

Date		Proposed by			Initiated 	Remarks
Elected					1st      2nd      3rd	
Sept 26 02	Rev Thomas Walsh	Same as elected date	Special Dispensation
Nov 12 02	J. H. Schmidt		03 01/22  		Associate
      “		E. W. Simeral		01/22   06/21   06/21	Do
      “		F. J. Moriarty		01/22	01/22	01/22	Do
      “		Rev. Thomas Walch	02/22	02/22	02/22	do  Sioux City
      “		“	“	“	“	“	“	Do Sioux City
      “		“	“	“	04/19	04/19	04/19	Do O’Neill
     “		E. J. McAdams		01/22	02/22	02/22	Elected after rejection as Ins
 May 14 02	Transfered from 				Springfield Council 364
Sept 17 02	C. J. Smyth		09/28	09/28 	09/28	Insurance
Dec 10 02	Charter Member					Do Transfered from Assoc
    “					01/22			Do
    “		E. C. Ryan		01/22	02/22	02/22	Associate   Sioux City
    “		T. J. Nolan					Do Forfited by Statute of Lim
    “		James Hayden		01/22	06/21 	06/21	Do
Sept 10 02				09/28	09/28	09/28	Do
Feb 18 03	T. F. Swift		02/22	02/22	02/22	Do 	Sioux City
    “		Do						Do Forfited by Limitation
    “		Do			02/22	02/22	02/22	Do	Sioux City
    “		Do						Do	Sioux City
Mar 12 03	P. J. Murphy		03/20			Do
    “		T. J. Nolan		05/01			Do
    “		Thomas Flynn					Do Fortified by Limitation
    “		J. H. Kapietz		05/01			Do
    “		R. J. Bourke					Do Fortified by Limitation
    “		A. W. Riley		05/01			Do
    “		F. J. Moriarty		05/01			Do	
    “		Do						Do Fortified by Limitation
    “		Do			03/20			do
    “		P. J. Murphy		05/01			Do





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Elected

Name			Address 			Occupation

Rev James W. Stenson	412 So 9th St Omaha		Priest
Phillip H Philbin	1505 Farnam  Omaha		Cigar Merchant
John A. Sehell		1514 No 19th Omaha		Trav Salesman
Timothy J. Shanahan	1410 Martha Omaha		Bank Teller
M. Murphy		The Maline Ploco Co  Omaha	Merchant
Richard M. Doody	224 No 19th St Omaha		
Frank Gaertner		Wayne Neb			Merchant
A. B. Scannell		Madison Neb			Dept County Recorder
Patrick J. Hart 		Columbus Neb		Merchant
Michael J. Kelly	Do 4438 Woboshane Chicago	Trav Salesman
J. C. Byrnes		Do 				Sheriff Platte Cnty Neb
N. B. Benn____witz	1529 No 19th Omaha		Mgr Hdwr Dept Hydens
James A. Taggert	1104 No 24th St Omaha		Undertaker
Bernard F. Fauell	Do 2416 Pierce St Omaha		Ry Postal Clerk
Rev John Jenneutte	1529 No 19 St  Omaha		Priest
Patrick H. McMahon	20th & missourI Ave  Omaha	Forman Cudahy Pking CO
Charles D. McLaughlin	117 So 39th St Omaha		Mgr Lish Mfg CO
William C. Ryan		Do 1707 Webster  Omaha		Ry Postal Clerk
John E. Reagan		Do  2936 No 23rd   Omaha	Lawyer
Rev F. P. McManus	Cumberland Iowa 		Priest
Daniel J. Dorsey	2412 Spencer  Omaha		Trav Salesman
John P. Gallagher	1421 No 23rd Omaha		Cigar Dealer
William L. Buckley 	Do   1314 No 23rd Omaha		Clerk  C Pking CO
Rev John Fitzpatrick	1715 Izard  Omaha		Priest
Rev Patrick J Judge 	Do  2212 Binney Omaha		Do 
John A Templeton	Do  3314 Burt  Omaha		RR Contractor
Lawrence R Rossiter 	Do  2107 Pinkney  Omaha		Ry Mail Clerk
Michael N. Greeley	Do  2406 Chicago  Omaha		Chf Clerk A__g Hdgtrs
J.B. Klaussner		Do  2771 Webster  Omaha		Dentist
Philip F McVoy		Do  2231 So 12th Omaha		Mgr & Salesman

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Members

Date		Proposed by			Initiated 	Remarks
Elected					1st      2nd      3rd	
Mar   2 03	Rev P. A. McGowen    03 05/01	06/21	06/21	Associate
    “		E. W. Simeral		05/01	06/21	06/21 	Do
    “		P. H. Johnson		----	----	-----	Ins. Forfited aft Limitation
    “		F. J. Moriarty		03/20	06/21	06/21	DO
    “		Transfered From		Des Moines  #644	Transfered to Dallas council
Apr  3, 03	Rev			05/02	06/21	06/21		
Jun 17 03	Rev Thomas Walsh	06/21	06/21	06/21	Associate
    “		Do						Do
    “		Do			06/21  	06/21	06/21	Do
    “		Do						Do
    “		Do			06/21  	06/21	06/21	Do
    “		M. P. O’Connor		  “	   “	   “	Do
    “		J. H. Schmidt		  “	   “	 “	Do
    “		E. J. McAdams		  “	   “	   “	Do
    “		F. J. Moriarty		  “	   “	   “	Do
     “		E. C. Ryan		  “	    “	    “	Do
     “		E. W. Simeral					Do
     “		J. A. Kerwan		06/21	06/21	06/21	Do
     “		M. Murphy					Do
     “		T. F. Swift					Do
     “		C. P. Moriarty		06/21	06/21	06/21	Do
     “		Rev M. L. Daly					Do
     “		Do			06/21	06/21	06/21	Do
     “		Do			  “	   “	    “	Do
     “		M. Murphy		  “	   “	    “	Do
     “		E. W. Simeral		  “	   “	    “	Do
     “		Dr. A. W. Riley					Do
     “		E. W. Simeral 		06/21	06/21	06/21	Do
     “		P. J. Murphy					Do
     “		Thomas Sullivan		  “	    “	    “	Do

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Record of Proceedings

Minutes of informal meeting March 16th 1902

Following the conferring of the second degree an informal meeting of this council was held in the A.O.U.W. hall for the purpose of ratifying the election of officers which election had taken place on Wednesday March 12th C. J. Smyth was chosen temporary Chairman J. S. Monaghan temporary Secretary. It was found that bro. W. J. Brennan who had been elected Deputy Grand Knight had not been able to appear for initiation and the election of this office was therefore necessary. Bro.Thomas J. Nolan was elected D. G. K. by acclimation. E. A. Cudahey having also failed to appear for installation. Bro. T. J. Fitzmorris was unanimously elected a member of the board of trustees. Chairman Smyth Bros. Simeral, Heafy and O’Hern a Committee to conduct Grand Knight T. J. Mahoney to the chair the later presided over the meetng from this time. The Grand Knight appointed Bros. Smyth and Riley a committee to conduct the officers to their several stations. After a few remarks by Bros. Mahoney, Nolan and Smyth the meeting adjourned to news in Arlington Hall Sunday March 23rd at 3 P.M. Approved March 23rd
       J. S. Monaghan, Recording Secretary
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Minutes of meeting March 23rd 1902

    In accordance with the arrangements made on the day of institution of Omaha Council # 652 the first regular meeting of this council was held in Arlington Hall on the above date. All officers were present except for the Financial Secretary. The minutes of the informal meeting of March 16th were read and approved. A communication from the National Secretary was read requesting the names of the charter members, and the argument desired for their appearance on the charter. On motion the Secretary was instructed to furnish the names in alphabetical order. The Committee on arrangements reported the following bills incident to the institution of this Council.
	Millard Hotel, (Banquet)		$510.00
	Postage				          $4.90
	Theo. Lieben	Supplies	          $7.80
	Rent of Hall etc.			 $25.00
 	J.A.C. Kennedy	Sunday	     		 $12.00
	Cards			         	  $3.00
	Hayden Bros.  (Banquet)		         $25.50
	E.W. Simeral			          $2.20
	Dr Jensen		Examinations     $50.00
	Extras for hall			         $16.00
	Music at Banquet		         $17.00
					Total   $673.40

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Minutes of meeting March 23rd 1902, Continued

    On motion of Bro. Simeral these bills were approved and ordered paid at once. On motion a vote of thanks was tendered the committee on arrangements for the efficient and careful manner in which they performed their duties. On motion of Bro. Kennedy a committee of 5 was appointed on membership it being understood that the names of applicants for membership he referred to this committee before being presented to the Couuncil. On motion by Bro. Simeral the thanks of the Council were voted Bro. John A. Creighton for his generous assistance in the entertainment of our guests from other cities. On motion of his Bro C. J. Smyth a committee consisting of Bros. P.C. Heafy, T. J. Flynn and J.A.C. Kennedy was appointed to make necessary arrangements for a hall. On a motion of Bro Johnson a resolution of Sympathy and Condolence with Bro. Dugdale in the loss by death of his mother. Bro. Johnson was appointed by the Grand Knight a committee of one to draft Sauce. On motion it was decided to hold meetings on the Second and fourth Wednesdays of every month
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March 23rd 1902, Continued

    For the present. Receipts for the meeting $17.00. The council adjourned in form at 5 P.M. subject to special call of the Grand Knight.
       J. S. Monaghan,
       Recording Secretary

Meeting of April 16th 1902

    Puissant to the call of the Grand Knight Meeting was called to order at 8:30 P. M. All officers were present. This meeting was held especially on advice of National organizer M. W. Gleason that he would be in Omaha on this date for the purpose of formally installing the officers of this council. Previous to this ceremony the Council considered such business as came before it in the regular order. The minutes of previous meeting were read and approved. The Financial Secretary reported the receipt of only a part of the records and forms from the National Secretary. A communication from District Deputy Hayden of Kansas was read inviting this council to participate
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April 16th 1902 Continued

    In the institution of a council of the order at Parsons Kansas on April 20th As it was not deemed impractical on account of the railroad communications for Omaha Council to he represented, the secretary was instructed tp convey our thanks to Bro. Hayden and to express our regrets at our inability to be present. The committee on hall reported that for reasons it was at this time deemed advisable not to publish, it would be best to retain Arlington Hall for a place of meeting. The committee also recommended Wednesday nights as Monday nights were not always open. A motion to accept the report of the committee and to hold future meetings on second and fourth Wednesdays of every month was adopted. The committee was retained. The Grand Knight announced the committee on membership as follows. John Flynn Chairman, P. C. Heafy, J. P. English, W. J. McCrann, John Frenzer. Under head of new business, the Council elected by acclimation, W. P. McDevitt, Inside Guard, W. R. O’Shanghnessy Outside Guard. Under this head also the first degree was conferred on James Hayden, W. J. Bunnan and Wn. P. Russell who were absent at the time of institution of
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April 16th 1902 Continued

    the Council. After a recess the Council reconvened for the beautiful ceremony of the installation of officers candidated in an able and efficient manner by National Organizer M. W. Gleason. On motion of Bro. Simeral the Council tendered a vote of thanks to Bro. Gleason, who in responding, congratulated the Council and insidentally called attention to the fact that insurance members should be secured as far as possible. Receipts of the meeting 32.64
Adjournment in form taken at 11 P.M.
       J. S. Monaghan,
       Recording Secretary

May 14th 1902

    The Council was called to order at 8:30 P.M. by chancellor C. J. Crowley the Grand Knight and Deputy Grand Knight both being absent. The roll call of officers revealed the absents of Chaplain and Lecturer in addition to the above officers. The acting Grand Knight appointed the following brothers to the various stations: D.G.K. F. J. McShane Chancellor John Rush – Lecturer W. J. Brennan, Chaplain Rev. P. McGovern
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May 4th 1902

    A proposition from Geo. A. Fernstein ?Lon? of Cincinnati Ohio was read by the Secretary, to furnish robes and paraphernalia, of first class material for 300.00. ?Oeving? to proximity of an occasion when they will probably be needed, it was the opinion of many that no delay should be allowed in procuring them. Bro. W. J. Brennan moved that the Warden and the two Secretaries be constituted a committee to make the purchase. Bro. P. H. Johnson moved to amend that mater be laid over until next meeting. Motion amended carried. Communication addressed to the council through Bro. Simeral from Rev. Geo. J. Glauken inviting the Knight to participate in the ceremonies attending the laying of the Corner Stone of the new church of St. Mary Magdalene at 19th & Dodge St Sunday June 1st. On motion it was decided to accept the invitation as individuals only and the Secretary was instructed to ?_____? To Father Glauken due acknowledgment of the invitation with explanation that we were not as yet equipped to take part in public functions. Receipts of meeting 77.53
Adjournment taken at 10 P.M.
      J. S. Monaghan R.S.

Note on the side margin!
      Transfer card of Bro. A. P. Condon from Springfield Ill. Council # 364
      Laid over under the rules for action at the next regular meeting.
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June 4th 1902

    This regular meeting was held in Arlington Hall Wednesday evening G. K T. J. Mahoney presiding and all officers present except Chancellor and Warden. The G. K. appointed Bro Jno. Rush to the station of Chancellor, Bro. Jno. E. O’Hern to that of Warden. Bids were received for hall rent 18.00 Secretary 5.00 and referred to the Trustees. The transfer card of Bro. A. P. Condon from Springfield Ill. Council # 364 was taken up for second reading and vote. Bro. Condon was received into this Council by unanimous consent. Motion by Bro. O’Hern that notice of meetings included names of accepted applicants for membership. Carried. The Grand Knight appointed Bro. W. R. O’Shaughnessy a committee of one to secure necessary janitor and elevator service on meeting nights. On motion bill of elevator operation for 1.00 for extra service on a previous occasion was allowed. Motion Bro. Johnson that Council meet every Wednesday night until further notice. Carried. Receipts $12.00 Adjourned 10 P.M.

      J S. Monaghan R.S.
Note on left margin! For minutes of meeting of May 28th see page 21 (Omitted)
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June 11th 1902

    The Council opened in form D. G. K. T. J. Nolan presiding. Officers absent Chaplain, Chancellor, and Lecturer. The stations were filled by appointment of Acting Grand Knight as follows: D. G. K. W. J. Brennan, Chaplain Rev. D. P. Huntington, Chancellor J. E. O’Hern, Lecturer T. J. Fitzmorris. Minutes of previous meeting were read and approved. Communication from Chancellor C. F. Crowley was read intimating that he would be absent from the city until September. On motion of Bro. O’Hern it was decided to have the Grand Knight appoint a temporary Chancellor for the period of Bro. Crowleys absence, and the Secretary was instructed to communicate this information to Bro. Crowley and to ask him to return all documents on articles pertaining to the office. Communication from Geo. M. Fienstein & Son referring to Committee on robes and paraphernalia. On Motion by Bro. Johnson the Secretary was instructed to communicate with brothers residing in other cities regarding limited number of applications for membership in this Council. Applications for membership were received as follows:
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June 11th 1902 Continued

   
Wm Dayle?				South Omaha				Associate
Edw. Price				    “          “					      “
Thos. F. Quinlan			    “          “					Insurance      
Michael O’Connor		  	    “          “ 					      “
Jno. A. Gentleman 		            “	       “					Associate
B. H. Meile				    “          “					      “

    On motion of Bro. Gibbons Secretary was requested to refer all Associate application of eligible applicants back to proposers to secure insurance as for as possible. 
    On motion of Bro. Smyth the Grand Knight was requested to communicate with the Supreme Knight in regard to insurance policies not yet received.
    The treasurers report disclosed the fact the total amount in the treasury from all sources was $275.00.    Receipts of this meeting $5.00. 
Adjournment taken at 10:15 P.M.  

					J Monaghan    R. S

Minutes of Meeting May 28th 1902 (Omitted)

    Arlington Hall Council opened in form all officers present Chancellor and Advocate. A communication was read from T. D. S. K. Jno. H. Reddin of Denver, in relation to excursion to the Pacific Coast and Northwestern points inviting members to       Continued on page 24
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June 18th 1902

    Meeting at Arlington Hall opened in form with all officers present except the Chancellor, Chaplain, and Advocate. Minutes of previous meeting were read and approved. Bill for $1.50 presented by Bro. P.H. Johnson for chest for records etc. was referred to trustees. Application for memebership were received and read as follows:
Name 			Residence 	Kind			Proposed by
B. J. Scannell		Omaha		Associate 		Simeral
A. J. Kennan	 	 “		“			Heafy
P. L. Gillispie		Wymore Neb	“			Crowley
D. J. Riley		Omaha		"			Kennedy
B. M. Riley		  “		“			Do
Thos. M. Moran	 	 “		“			Heafy
Rev J. E. English	 Wayne Neb	“			Fr Walsh
Rev. Edward Murphy	 Norfolk	“			Do
Jno. J Reilly		Omaha		Ins			
Peter G.H. Boland     	 “		Ins			Johnson
Daniel Hannon		 “     		“
The following applications were reported by the G. K. as approved by investigating Committee: Geo Parks, F. J. O’Neill, Wm M. Bushman, P. J. Reilly, Frank A. ?Furay? Fred ?Ruempiug?, Chas. P. Moriarty, Thos. C. Byrne, Martin Laugdon, Andrew Murphy, B. H. Meile, T. F. Quinlan, M. F. Sweeney, M. C. Welch.
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June 18th 1902 Continued

    The G. K. requested that all committees of investigation report on applicants as quickly as possible. Bro. F. J. Moriarty was appointed by the Grand Knight to the station of Chancellor for the period of absence of the regularly elected officer. On motion by Bro. O’herne the G. K. appointed a committee of three to draft a set of by laws the committee consisting of Bros. Receipts of the meeting $9.82.
Council closed in form and adjourned at 9:45 P.M.
      J. Monaghan R.S.
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May 28th Continued from page 21

    participate in the enjoyments of the trip and assist in the conferring of degrees and the institution of Councils. The Secretary was instructed to express to Bro. Reddin our thanks for the invitation. Bills were refunded to the trustees as follows: National Secretary records & forms $23.55, Fidelity Deposit Co. Bond J. H. Schmidt Treasurer $4.00.

Transfer card of A. P. Condon from Sprinfield Council #364 was read and laid over under the rules to next meeting. On motion the Secretary was instructed to notify the committee on membership not see the friends and proposers of applicants and secure their application at once. On motion of Bro. P. H. Johnson it was decided to meet every Wednesday evening until otherwise determined. Secretary was instructed to notify all members of this action. On motion the trustees and the two Secretaries were constituted a special committee on robes and paraphernalia with power to purchase. On motion the worthy warden was instructed to procure chest for records etc. Council closed in form and adjourned to June 4th.       J. Monaghan R.S.
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June 25th 1902

The Council opened in form D. G. K. T. J. Nolan presiding and a majority of the officers absent. Bills of Secretary 2.60 and National Secretary of 10.50 were referred to the Board of Trustees. The membership committee was requested through its chairman to write to Mr. Golden and others if known at O’Neill in order to secure one or two members from there and the Secretary was instructed to communicate with Fr. Walsh to the same end. Motion from Bro. O’Hern that membership in this council from Sioux City be limited to six – adopted. On motion of Bro. Simeral the presiding officers appointed on the committee on the by-laws Bros. O’Hern, Kennedy, Simeral. On motion of Bro. Gibbons it was decided to receive no applications for membership in the first class of fifty or thereabouts after Wednesday July 2nd . Moved by Bro. Kennedy that the Grand Knight appoint a committee of nine (9) to make all arrangements for the next initiation – Carried. Applications for membership were reported approved as follows: M. P. O’Connor, J. J. Riley, J. A. Kervan, J. F. Lorve, Edward Price, T. W. Moran, B. J. Scannell, J. A. Gentleman, Edw T. Welch, Frank A. Furay, B. M. Meile, C. P. Moriarty, Thos. C. Byrne, Geo. Parks, M. Lougdon
Notes on left margin! Minutes of previous meeting read and approved. Andrew Murphy, Fred ?Reunping? Wm Bushman, Thos J. O’Neill, Edw B. Alexander.

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June 25th 1902

    Applications were received and read as follows:
Applicant 			Residence	Proposed by
E. J. Greene			Omaha		E. J. Meadows
Wm. Malone		    	  “		O’Hern
Edw. J. Coxley			Co Bluffs	Organ
Stephen T. McAtee		Do		  “
James P. O’Hanlan		Omaha		F. J. McShane
Michael A. Dilon		So Omaha	R. D. O’Neill
Robert P. Larkin 		Sioux City	R. J. Bouke
J. M. Lynch			    “		Do
Thos. Malone		   	    “		Do

    Treasurer reported as follows:
June 1st balance in Council fund $234.51
    Receipts from all sources      22.50         257.01
    Paid out on  ?Noueliers?		          51.55
				Leaving Balance  205.46
    National Funds 				  45.47
			Total in Tres. Hands    $253.93  
The Council closed in form at 10.15 P.M.

			J. Monaghan    R. S.


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July 2nd 1902

Council opened in form with all officers present except the worthy advocate. Minutes of previous meeting were read and approved. A communication was read from Fr. Walsh of Norfolk desiring to be informed as to the date selected for the next initiation. A circular letter was received from Wilmington Del. Council No. 195 protesting against unfair statements in regard to Catholic matters in a recent public action of Appletons Encyclopedia. On motion of Bro. Johnson the communication was referred to a committee. The committee appointed by the Grand Knight consisted of Fr Moriarty, Bros. Rush and Simeral.
Balloting for candidates resulting in the election of P. J. Reilly, Frank A. Furay, P. H. Meile, Chas. P. Moriarty, Thos. C. Byrne, Geo. Parks, Martin Laugton, Andrew Murphy, Fred Rumping, Jno. A. Gentleman, Wm. M. Bushman, Thos. J. O’Neill, Edward T. Welsh, Edward B. Alexander.
			Applications for membership were received as follows:

Name				Residence 		Proposed by
T. J. Donohue			Knox  Co. Neb		Fr Walsh
Edw. Murphy			Norfolk  Neb		   “
Jno. J. Hogan			      “	       		   “
P. E. McKillick			Humphrey Neb	           “
Wm. H. Greene			Creighton Neb		   “
Rev Jno. Stephen Brog		Dodge Co. Neb		   “
Rev Jno Bright			Omaha, Neb		   “


Note in margin!    Bryan M. Riley, Rev. J. E. English,  Edw. C. Ryan, P. L. Gillispie,
 		        Wm. Doyle	
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July 2nd 1902

Name 			Residence 		Proposed by
Rev. P. F. McCarthy	Omaha, Neb		Fr. Walsh
J. A. Madden 		Madison Neb		   “
Jno. Nolan 			So Omaha, Neb	Jno Flynn
P. McGrath			Omaha		P.C. Heafy
P. J. Murphy		Rogers, Cofax Co	F. J. Moriarty
T. F. Kennedy		Omaha			   “
Jno. J. Donohue		     “			P. C. Heafy
Jno. A. Schall		     “			P. H. Johnson
Thos. Sullivan		     “			J. E. O’Hern
W. J. Shanahan		So Omaha		   “
The Grand Knight announced the committee on assignment for next initiation as follows:
Bros. Simeral, Fitzmorris, Gibbons, Frengar, Melehn, ?K. E.? Welsh, Dugdale, Monaghan, P. H. Johnson. On motion it was decided discharge all investigaing committees that had not reported and appoint new ones.
Bills approved by Trustees, Secety 2.60, Natl Secety 10.50 Grand Knight announced the approval by trustees of bond of treasurer in the Fidelity and Deposit CO. of Baltimore Md. Receipts of meeting ---
Council closed in form at 9:00 P. M.

					J. Monaghan  R.S.
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July 9th 1902

The Council opened in form with a majority of the officers absent. Minutes of previous meeting were read and approved. Bro. C. J. Smyth was unanimously elected temporary Grand Knight in the absence of Bro. T. J. Mahoney and Dep. G. K T. J. Nolan. Communication from Geo. A. Firnstein from Cincinnati, Ohio in regard to robes etc. was read and placed on file. Bill from Natl. Secty. For application blanks amount 2.24 was transfered to board of Trustees. R. S. 2.95 Approved.
Applications were reported approved as Follows: Rev. E. J. English, Edw. C. Ryan, P. L. Gillispie, Wm. Doyle, Ryan M. Riley. Under the regular order these names were submitted to informal ballot and no obstacles appearing were declared elected.
Under the heading of “Good of the Order” the presiding officer called attention to a movement in the East on the part of the Catholic Societies of the United States to assume an aggressive attitude in public affairs and repeating such action and emphatically opposing it expressed the hope that this council, a favorable opportunity presenting itself would declare its opposition to the Knights of Columbus being concerned in such a movement. The acting Grand Knight was sustained in this position by several brothers, chief amoung the speakers being Bros.
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July 9th 1902

O’Herne and Brennan.
Attention was called also to the absence of the principal officers of the council and the suggestion that the Grand Knight and Deputy G. K. arrange between themselves for one of them to be present on regular meeting nights in the event of the enforced absence of either.
The council closed in form at 9:30 P.M.
J Monaghan R. S.

Note on left margin! Applications read David J. Krogh, Timothy Byrnes Sioux City
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July 30th 1902

The Council opened in form. Deputy Grand Knight T. J. Nolan presiding. Minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved. A Communication from Geo. A. Firnstein & Son asking for remittance for robes recently received was laid over on recommendation of the Worthy Warden who advised that the bill had not been checked by him.
The communication from Wilimington Delaware Council 195 was again called up under the head of Reports of Committees. Bros. Simeral and Rush both members of the committee appointed to consider this communication whis a request for a format protest from all councils against a recent edition of D. Appleton & Co’s Encyclopedia in which Catholic matters of history are treated unfairly, spoke at length but rendered no definite report. They recommended sending out pamphlets to the better class of non-Catholics as well as Catholics, defining our position and theirs counteracting as for as possible harmful effects likely to result from the disinformation of this class of literature in gernal and the
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July 30th 1902

work referred to inparticular. Bro. Simeral recommended the purchase and distribution of pamplets known as “Poisoning of the Wells”. Motion by Bro. Moriarity that committee be empowered to secure and distribute one thousand (1000) of these pamplets. Carried.
Motion by Bro. C. J. Smyth the powers of this committee be extended to include and investigate into the ?charater? (Maybe character) of the histories used in the high schools of this vicinity Omaha in particular. Then he declared to be manifestly unfair, biased and even actual perversion of historical facts when the Church in American history is concerned.
Applications for membership were received and read as follows:
Name 					Residence 	Proposed by
Timothy J. D?____?  M.D.		O’Neill Neb	C. B. Dugdale 
Daniel T. Lee M.D. 			Omaha		A.J.C. Kennedy
Edward Kerby 				Sioux City	R. J. Bourke

Under the head of “Good of the Order” Bro. Simeral Worthy Lecturer again suggested to the council the addressability of securing during the coming ?____? several distinguished Catholic Lecturers. Bro. C. J. Smyth ably seconded this suggestion and expressed the opinion that such entertainment would be attended by
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July 30th 1902

The people we are anxious to reach and would accomplish more in the way of removing prejudice from Non-Catholic minds than any other method we could adopt.
Brief talks on this subject were made by Bros. Rush, Nolan, and Organ. The later deprecated the lack of social features thus for in this Council and expressed the hope that some steps would be taken in that direction as soon as practicable.
The Council closed in form to much in regular sesion Wednesday evening August 6th

J Monahan R. S.
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August 6th 1902

Council opened in form with all officers present except the advocate. Minutes of previous meeting were read and approved. Communication from D.G. K. P.L. McArdle was read suggesting that on account of greater expense the Chicago degree team give way to team from Kansas City or Topeka – filed.
Communication from National Council in regard to D. Appleton & Company’s Encyclopedia was referred to committee. Still out on this matter.
Letter from Grand Knight of Des Moines Council #644 Grand Knight T. J. Mahoney extending invitation to him to respond to a toast and to the members of this council to participate in the initiation of a class in Des Moines on Sept 21st . Communication was referred to committee of two and advise that we would let them know in due time how many could avail themselves of the invitation. The committee consisting of Bros. Johnson and Gibbons.
Bills were referred to Trustees as follows: Geo A. Firnstein & Son Communication for robes and paraphernalia $319.10, National Council insurance assessment $20.30, Stationary .29.
The committee on Appleton & Co publication reported the following ressolutions
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August 6th 1902

Whereas: The firm of D. Appleton & Co. has presently published a new edition of their “Universal Encyclopedia and Atlas” which while professing to be fair contains numerable articles relating to Catholic matters, which are marked by ignorance, prejudice and bigotry. See article “Poisoning of the Wells” in the Messenger for June 1902. And whereas: Such a work is usually the source from which Non-Catholics and frequently Catholics, derive their ideas doctrines ?practius? and history of the Catholic Church.
Resolved – That we the Omaha Council of the Knights of Columbus enter our most empathic protest, against the further publication or sale of said encyclopedia: and ?du____aud? of Appleton & Co. that they revise and ?c____h? the work so as to give to the public what they profess to give ??? fair and trustful expression of the Catholic position on all matters of Catholic Doctrine and Church history.
Resolved further ---- That we individually and as an organization, will call upon our fellow citizens to aid us in preventing the purchase of
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August 6th 1902

   
Said work on its introduction into our homes, our libraries, or our schools.
				D. W. Moriarty
			Signed 	Jno. Rush
				E. W. Simeral	Committee

The following applications were reported approved. D. J. O’Brien, Thos. Sullivan, Wm. J. Shanahan, Michael F. Sweeney, Peter G. H. Boland, Thos. F. Quinlan Insurance, Michael A. Dillion, J. M. Lynch, Edw. Murphy, T. F. Kennedy, Rev. Jno. Varanek, Rev. P. F. McCarthy, Rev. Jno. J. Basg, Thos. Malone, Wm. H. Green, Jno, J. Donahue, P. E. McKillieh, Robert T. Larkin, R. J. Murphy, Dan J. Riley, Jno. Nolan, J. A. Madden, Jas. P. O. Hanlon, T. J. Donahue, B. J. Scannell, Edward F. Cogley, Stephen T. McAtee, Thos. W. Moran, Edward Prince, Jas. F. Loive, Jas. A Kervan.
A motion of Bro. C. J. Smyth the secretary was ?inshucted? to send out circular letters advising all members that their names would be voted on at the regular meeting of August 13th. Applecation for membership Daniel C. Hurley, Res. Omaha, Occupation Salesman, pro. by Bro. C. J. Smyth was read.
On motion matters pertaining hall and janitor service were referred to the worthy Warden.
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August 6th 1902

An animated discussion of the attitude certain Catholic Societies with reference to public questions was participated in his Worth Lecturer E. W. Simeral, The Grand Knight and D. G. K. Bros. Smyth, Galvin, Fitzmorris, and O’Herne.
Receipts of Meeting $8.47
Council closed in form
J. S. Monaghan
R. S.

August 13th 1902

Council opened in form with a majority of officers present. Minutes of previous meeting were read and approved. A communication from Rev. Thos. Walsh dated Chicago was read saying he had conferred with Mr. McArdle in regard to date of conferring the third degree in Omaha and the latter set the date of Sunday Sept. 28th.
Bills of A.O.U.W. Temple 4.50 and Secty for $2.80 were referred to Board of Trustees.
On motion of Bro. Simeral the committee on arrangements was instructed to make necessary preparations for initiation of candidates on Sept. 28th.
The following applications for membership were reported approved by the National Council:David J. Keogh, P. T. McGrath, Jas. T. Hogan, Wm. C. Malom.

Note! The A.O.U.W Hall was the Ancient Order of United Workmen Hall on 15th & Douglas St Omaha
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August 13th 1902

The following were elected to membership: (See membership list pages 6 & 7)
The applications of J. J. Donohue, M.A. Dillon and Peter G. H. Roland were rejected.
Bro. T. J. Fitzmorris offered the following rsolutions: Resolved: That the Financial Secretary is hereby authorized and instructed to collect from members Council dues for the six months period beginning April 1st 1902 and ending Sept. 30th 1902. The Financial Secretary is ordered to notify and collect from members Council dues for half yearly periods, or fraction thereof in advance, said half year periods to begin April 1st and October 1st.
On motion of Bro. Simeral the resolution was adopted.
On motion of Bro. C. J. Smyth the committee on arrangements was instructed to make preparation for initiation of candidates in First Degree on Sept. 3rd and Second Degree on Sept. 10th.
On motion of Bro. J. E. O’Hern it was decided to propose understudies for the various offices to provide against the possible absence of any. Bro. T.J. Fitzmorris made a report in the name of the Board of Trustees – Report adopted.
Recipts of meeting $12.38
Council adjourned in form to meet Wednesday evening Sept. 3rd.

J. S. Monaghan R. S.
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September 3rd 1902

Council opened in form all officers present except the Deputy Grand Knight which position was filled by C. J. Smyth per instruction of the committee on assignments. Minutes of previous meeting were read and approved. Communications from Fr. Walsh and the Grand Knight of Des Moines Council relative to initiations were referred to the committee on assignments. Communications from Geo. A. Firnstein & Son of Cincinnati acknowledging receipt from Secty of this council of draft for 169.00 and referring to arrangement for payment of balance due was referred to committee on robes and paraphernalia. Bills of Secretary 7.95 and J. A. Creighton Hall rent $18.00 were referred to Board of Trustees.
For Moriarty on behalf of committee on Appleton Publication reported the arrival of 500 pamphlets of the article “Poisoning of the Wells”, and ready for distribution. Sub-Committee on railroad transportation etc. through Bro. Gibbons reported on trip to Des Moines on Sunday Sept. 21st as follows: Trip to be made via Rock Island train leaving Union Station at 7 A.M. and returning to Omaha at about same time Monday morning. Cost of excursion one fare for round trip with privilege of sleeper for return at an additional cost of $1.50 per person making total cost of $6.10 for each person.
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September 3rd 1902

After a recess of ten minutes the Council conferred the First Degree on the following candidiates: Frank A. ?Furney?, B. H. Meile, Charles P. Moriarty, Edw. T. Welsh, B.J. Scannell, Jno. A. Kervan, P. T. McGrath, Bryan M. Riley, Wm. J. Shanahan, Thos. Sullivan.
Under the head of “Good of the Order” a communication from the lecturer of Kansas City Council addressed to the Worthy Lecturer of this Council was read asking for the cooperation of Omaha Council in planing to secure the presence of several distinguished Catholic Prelates and Laymen in a lecture course to include Kansas City and Omaha, during the coming winter. The presence of a representative of Omaha Council at a conference to be held in Kansas City Sept. 14th was also requested. On motion of Bro. Mahoney the Worthy Lecturer was request to attend this conference, as the proper representative officer at such meetings, the expense of the trip to be borne by the Council.
Receipts.
The Council closed in form

J. Monaghan R. S.
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September 10th 1902

Council opened in form with all officers present except D. G. K. T. J. Nolan, this office being filled by Bro. C. J. Smyth per arrangement of committee on initiation. Communication from W. J. Dillon Financial Secretary of Kansas City Council No. 527, was read inviting members of this Council to participate in ceremonies of initiation on Sunday Sept. 14th. Secretary was instructed to acknowledge receipt and to advise that having accepted prior invitation to Des Moines on 21st it was not possible that many would go from here to Kansas City. Application of Michael P. O’Connor for membership was reported approved by National Council. Balloting for members was postponed one week by unanimous consent.
The application of D. J. O’Brien for transfer from associate to insurance membership was approved by unanimous vote.
Application for Rev. James McNally of Beresford, South Dakota for associate membership was given first reading.
On motion bills reported at previous meeting were ordered paid. By unanimous vote of the Council special permit was granted to Jno. F Coad to take degree work at Des Moines Sunday Sept. 21st. Bro. T. J. Fitzmorris reported receipt of notice that the Nation Officers of the Catholic Young Mens Institute would meet in Omaha October 20th and moved that a
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September 10th 1902

Committee of five be appointed to welcome the delegates and provide suitable entertainment. Motion carried and Grand Knight appointed Bros. T. J. Fitzmorris, T. F. Swift, J. P. English, Jno. N. Funger, and Jno. A. Kervan to serve on said committee.
The Council worked in the Second Section. Conferred Second Degree on the following: Frank A. Furay, Chas. P. Moriarty, B. H. Meile, Edw. T. Welch, Thos. Sullivan, B. J. Scannell, Ryan M. Riley, Jno.A. Kervan, Wm. J. Shanahan, P. J. McGrath, Wm. P. Russell, Jas. Hayden. Financial Secretary reported receipts of meeting $66.85. Council close in form. Adjourned to Wednesday Sept. 17th.

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September 17th 1902

Council opened in form with all officers present except G. K., Advocate and Warden. Minutes of previous meeting were read and approved.
   Following bills were referred to Board of Trustees.`
   Dr. Jensen  -   Examinations                    20.00
   E. W. Simeral   Expense to Kansas City 	    7.00
   J. H. Schmidt   Mdse etc.  		       	    6.16     $33.16
Following applications reported approved by National Council: M. P. O’Connor, E. P. Milady, Rev. Michael Daly, Dr. T. J. Dwyer, A. V. Kinsler.
Bro. P. C. Heafy’s withdrawal from insurance membership was reported by National Council.
On motion by Bro. C. J. Smyth balloting on applications was postponed one week and Secretary instructed to send out notices to members advising them that the above names and perhaps others would be voted upon at meeting Sept. 24th.
On motion it was decided to discharge the committee on hall and appoint a ?n ?. The committee consisting of Bros. Dr. Riley, J. H. Schmidt, amd I. J. Dunn.
In the session of the Council under the head of “Good of the Order”, conducted by the Worthy Lecturer, the later made a report of his recent trip to Kansas City and of the conference of Lecturers of various councils.
The names of several distinguished Catholic Clergy and gentlemen suggested by the Columbian Bureau came up for discussion and it was declared impracticable
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September 17th 1902

for this Council to attain the object in view by securing any of the gentlemen mentioned for public lectures here. However on motion of Bro. T. J. Nolan it was decided to appoint a committee of five to formulate plans for the giving of a free public lecture under the auspices of this Council. The Worthy Lecturer to be ?exoffica? chairman of such committee. The other members of the committee as named by the Lecturer are: Bros. T. J. Nolan, C. J. Smyth, J. E. O’Hern, R. J. Bourke.
On motion Bro. C. J. Smyth Secretary was instructed to write and ask National Secretary to rush forward all unreported applications.
Receipts of meeting 39.64 Council closed in form adjournment being taken to Wednesday Sept. 24th

J.S. Monaghan R. S.
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September 24th 1902

Council opened in form with all officers present except for Warden. Bills of Secretary $10.34 and Financial Secretary $1.10 were referred to Board of Trustees.
Communications from P. J. Murphy, Rogers Neb, W. M. Condon Humphrey Neb, M. F. Healy Ft. Dodge Iowa, Geo. A. Firnstein & Son Cincinnati Ohio, and T. J. Donahue Winnitoon Neb were orderd placed on file.
Committee on arangements reported through chairman Simeral that all plans for initiation on Sept. 28th had been carefully considered and all arrangements madt that could be made at this time. Bro. J. H. Schmidt reported for committee on hall that Royal ?A____um? Hall had seemed to be the only one practicable for our use but was not certain it could be secured for Wednesday evenings. The charge for this hall would be $8.00 per month for two nights in a month, for four nights $15.00 per month. No action was taken on report of committee.
The following were admitted to membership: (See page 7 under date of Sept. 24th) Application of Wm. Hayden proposed by Bro. Jno. A. Creighton and Jno. J. Reilly proposed by C. B. Dugdale were given first reading.
Council closed in form and adjourned on motion of Bro. Simeral to meet on Saturday evening Sept. 27th.
Receipts
J.S. Monaghan R. S.
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September 27th 1902

for purpose of passing on applications on which special action was requested of the National Secretary. The latter reported on names of Wm. Hayden, Jno. J. Reilly, Rev. Jas. McNally, T. J. Dewyer, and these were elected on the informal ?h____?.
Committee on arrangements reported the completion of plans for initiation ceremonies of Sunday September 28th and Council closed informally adjournment being taken to second Wednesday in October.
J. S. Monaghan R. S.

September 28th 1902

Council opened in form for purpose of conferring degrees on a class of fifty three candidates. Preliminary to the ceremonies of initiation Rev. Philip J. O’Connor was elected a member of this council by special dispensation of Deputy Supreme Knight P.L. McArdle of Chicago.
At 2:30 P.M. the ceremonies began with the conferring of the First Degree by the officers of Omaha Council on the following. (See page 6 and 7 of this record).
This ceremony, after a brief intermission was followed by the conferring of the Second Degree, also by the officers of Omaha Council.
This ceremony was followed by a considerable intermission during which
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September 28th 1902 Continued

a light luncheon was served to candidates and members.
The Third Degree conducted by Deputy Supreme Knight P. L. McArdle of Chicago and J. W. Miley of Milwaukee assisted by officers and members of Omaha Council and visiting brothers from Chicago, Boston, Des Moines, St. Joseph and Kansas City, was brought to a successful conclusion at 9 P.M.. The council with visiting brothers and the newly elected members then ?repaied? to the Millard Hotel to enjoy a report planned by the initiation committee.
E. W. Simeral, Worthy Lecturer, in the capacity of Toastmaster, called upon various of our distinguished guests and members to respond to informal toasts. Deputy P. L. McArdle, G. K. T. J. Mahoney, Rev. P.J. O’Connor of Sioux City, Rev. P.A. McGovern of Omaha, W. H. Green of Creighton responded to toasts, and many others made brief responses to calls from assembled members.
This first initiation of Omaha Council was generally voted a success from every point of view, and D.S.K. McArdle took occasion to bestow many complements on the Council for its progress in the order, and the high standards of its personnel.

J.S. Monaghan R.S.
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October 8th 1902 Continued

Pursuant to call of Grand Knight Omaha Council No. 652 opened in form with a large attendance and the presence of all officers.
It had been announced that a brief social session would conclude this meeting and this fact brought out a majority of the members. A communication was read from Gleneida Council No. 595 of Carmel New York asking for assistance in the building of a Catholic Church at that place which was described as a town steeped in prejudice against Catholicity. The communication was referred to the Board of Trustees.
Bills were presented by the committee of initiation, ?inciduct? to that ceremony and one by Secretary for $5.00.
The committee on hall reported through Bro. J. H. Schmidt that Royal ?Arcanum? Hall could not be secured. The committee was then instructed to continue its efforts to secure a hall, special mention being made in this connection of the annex of A.O.U.W. Temple.
Applications of Jno. F. Coad Jr. proposed by Bro. F. J. Moriarty and Daniel J. O’Donahoe by Bro. E.W. Simeral were given first reading.
The Board of Trustees reported the approval of bills amounting to $33.85.
On motion of Bro. T.J. Nolan a committee consisting of Bros. E.C. Ryan, M.P. O’Connor and Dr. D.F. Lee, was appointed to secure the
Note! The A.O.U.W Temple was the Ancient Order of United Workmen Hall on 15th & Douglas St Omaha
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names of all members desiring to go to Sioux City for the prospective institution of a charter at that point on Nov. 16th and to arrange all facilities for the trip if it is concluded to institute a council at the time now thought to be probable.
Under the good of the order a social session was held which proved to be very enjoyable. Bro. E.C. Ryan for the new members responded to the toast “My impressions of the day”. Many of the old and new members responded informally to calls from the Worthy Lecturer and the Council and Bro. E.F.Cogley entertained the members with dialect recitations.
Without the transaction of further business the Council closed in form and adjourned to meet Wednesday evening October 22nd.

J.S. Monaghan R. S.

Note! Written in the margin: Receipts of meeting $63.92
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October 22th 1902 Continued

Council opened in form with a majority of officers present. Minutes of meetings of Sept. 28th and Oct. 8th were read and approved. Communication from Natl. Secretary with reference to insurance policies was read and placed on file.
Bills of Treasurer and Warden for supplies amounting to $10.66 and $3.00 respectively were referred to the Trustees.
Bro. Simeral on behalf of the committee on by-laws recommended the adoption of the form used by ?D____? (possibly Denver) Council with some additions and revisions. On motion of Bro. Fitzmorris action on the report was deferred until more time could be given it in detail.
Bro. J. H. Schmidt on behalf of the hall committee A.O.U.W. hall was in use by other societies on all evenings except Saturday. As this was deemed impracticable the committee was instructed to continue its efforts to secure a suitable place of meeting and on motion Bro. J.P. Frenzer was added to the committee.
Bro. E.C. Ryan as chairman of the committee on excursion to Sioux City reported that as actual date for institution of a council at that place had not positively been determined on the committee had taken no definite action and asked for more time which was granted.
Applications for membership were received as follows:
 Name 	       Address	 Age	Birthplace  Occupation    Proposed by 
Jas. J. Parks  So Omaha	 33     Ireland     Bricklayr Contr  E.C. Ryan


Note!
The A.O.U.W Hall was the Ancient Order of United Workmen Hall on 15th & Douglas St Omaha
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October 22th 1902 Continued

Name 	     	Address		 Age	Birthplace   Occupation      Proposed by
Edw. J. Green   1321 So 29th      			       	     E.J. McAdams
Owen O’Neill   	Battle Creek Neb	Neb	     Cattle Raiser   Fr. T. Walsh
Fred J. Cassia  Norfolk Neb                          Salesman        Fr. T. Walsh
James Kennedy   		 “         		“                                                  Real Estate 	       Fr. T. Walsh
Rev.A.M.Calanesi Omaha				     Priest	     J.H. Schmidt
 
A communication from a committee of National Officers outlining a plan for the institution of a chair of Secular History at the Catholic University, and appealing to councils of the order for assistance in this great work was read by the Grand Knight. The letter asks for receipt of $50,000.00 as necessary for this purpose and states that some 300 eastern councils representing a considerable majority of the members of the order have contributed one half of the amount. The Grand Knight stated that he would call the matter up for action at some future meeting.
Bro. J.W. McCrann was reported ill at his home in South Omaha. The Grand Knight appointed Bros. O’Hern, Fr. Daly, C.F. Crowley and P.H. Johnson a committee to ascertain the wants of Bro. McCrann and also to constitute a permanent sick committee.
On motion of Bro. R.J. Bourke the warden was instructed to purchase a wardrobe for officers robes. Under the head of Good of the Order the council was entertained with
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brief but instructive talks by members of the Supreme Council of the Catholic Young Men’s Institute, who were in session here at that time. These included the president, secretary, and other members of the Supreme Council from San Francisco, Cincininati O. and Roanoke Va.
Receipts $20.06
Council closed in form and adjourned to meet Wednesday Nov. 12th

J.S. Monaghan R. S.

Movember 12th 1902 Continued

Council opened in form with all officers present except D.G.K. and treasurer. Minutes of previous meeting read and approved. Sick Committee reported all members previously reported ill to be recovered or convalescent. The following applications for membership retained for first reading: J.J. Murphy from Logansport Ind., Machinest, pro. Jas. Hayden, Thos. B. Coleman, , Falls City, Neb. Salesman, T.j. Nolan, Hugh Matthews, Louisiana, salesman, E.C. Ryan. The following were elected to membership (see page 8)
Committee on by laws reported full set rules and laws for government of the council and note was taken by sections, the committees report being adopted to the 10th article inclusive
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except in case of two sections which were referred back to the committee for further revision.
Trustees reported on communication from Glenida Council, Carmel N. Y. recommending that same be placed on file without action.
Committee on Sioux City excursion, reported through chairman E.C. Ryan, that date for institution at that place was not definitely settled, hence no positive report could be made.
On motion of Bro. O’Hern a committee consisting of Lecturer Simeral as chairman, and Bros. O’Hern, Langdon, Fitzmorris and Wm. Hayden was appointed to secure some distinguished Catholic Lecturer to deliver a lecture under the auspices of the council.
Trustees reported the approval of bills amounting to $36.66.
Rects. Of Meeting $71.12.
Council closed in form adjourned to meet in usual place of meeting, Wednesday Nov 26th
J.S. Monaghan R.S.
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Council opened in form D.G.K. T.J. Nolan presiding. The only officers answering to roll call were D.G.K. Treasurer, Financial Secretary, and Recording Sect. Lecturer and Trustee T.J. Fitzmorris. Minutes of previous meeting were read and approved. Under head of bills and Communications, bill of P.C. Heafy for expenses incurred in resent initiation amt. 2.00 and one of Financial Secretary for $3.75 were read and referred to Board of Trustees.
Committee on hall reported through chairman J. H. Schmidt that the A.O.U.W. annex was the only hall possible to obtain at this time – that this could be secured on Wednesday Nights provided it was taken for the four Wednesdays of the month at a cost of $12.00 per month. Motion by Bro. O’Hern that report be adopted and committee instructed to secure lease for the remainder of this year. Bro. Rush moved to amend that committee obtain a form of lease on the best terms possible and report to council at the special meeting to be held, Wednesday Dec. 3rd. Motion carried. Afterward Bro. Fitzmorris who had opposed the original motion as well as the motion to amend, moved a reconsideration of the amending motion. Carried. Motion by Bro. Fitzmorris that committee be instructed to secure a form of contract for lease of hall for one year


Notes!
The A.O.U.W Hall was the Ancient Order of United Workmen Hall on 15th & Douglas St Omaha
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and submit same to next regular meeting of the council. Motion lost. Motion by Bro. Simeral that old committee be discharged and Bros. Schmidt and Frenzer be constituted a committee with power to act if in their judgment immediate action would seem to be necessary.
Applications for membership were reported as follows:
Name 			Birthplace 	Occupation 	Proposed by
Patrick T. Naughton     Madison Wis	Ry Mail Clerk	T.J. Nolan
Timothy J. Shannahan    Omaha, Neb	Bank Teller	T.J. Moriarty
Motion of Bro. J.E. O’Hern that the Secty. Be instructed to send notices of next meeting to all members notifying them of the annual election of officers and sending list of present officers. Motion of Bro. J.H. Schmidt ?aureud? that notices omit names of officers was carried.
On motion the report of the committee on by laws was postponed to the next regular meeting. Financial Secretary receipts $80.95

J.S. Monaghan R.S.
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Council opened in form with a majority of the officers present. Minutes of previous meeting were read and approved. Bill of Recording Secretary for $3.00 referred to Board of Trustees. Voucher from Natl. Secretary aggregating $162.88 were read by the Grand Knight. The committee on Lecture reported that after a conference with Bishop Scannell it had decided to recommend Bishop O’Gorman of Sioux Falls, So. Dakota. On motion the report of the committee was adopted and the committee instructed to make all arrangements for the lecture to be given under the auspices of this council. The Worthy Lecturer reported the invitation of Fr. ?Bronsgust? pastor of St. Johns Collegiate Church , to the Knights to ?alleud? a special vespers service at St. John’s, the service to be followed by a lecture by Fr. Dowling especially appropriate to the occasion. The arrangement of the details of this event was also left to the committee on lecture, incorporated in motion to adopt report of committee.
Committee on by laws requested the adoption of Art. 9 Section 1 and Section 9 of the report. Adopted on motion. Chairman Schmidt of committee on hall read copy of written proposition made to proper authority of A.O.U.W. Temple for securing annex to their hall. This proposition was substantially the same as that made to the committee by the A.O.U.W. reported at a previous meeting. On motion .

Notes!
The A.O.U.W Hall was the Ancient Order of United Workmen Hall on 15th & Douglas St Omaha.

Bishop Richard Scannell served the diocese from 1891 until his death in 1916.

On July 8, 1885, Father Michael P. Dowling was appointed Vice-Rector of Creighton College.
Father Dowling was transferred to Detroit College in 1889, however he returned to Omaha in 1898. Probably because of his previous efforts, as well as those of Brother John Creighton, the college had become a university in the interim. Upon his return, Father Dowling added the Colleges of Law, Pharmacy and Dentistry, to the already existing College of Medicine.
He passed away on February 13 1915.
      Today, a Fourth Degree Assembly bears his name.
      The Michael P. Dowling Assembly #594 of Omaha, Nebraska
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Of Bro. Bourke the committee was instructed to secure the hall on a lease for one year and to make the necessary arrangements to that end at once.
The following were admitted to membership on formal ballot: (See page 8)
The following applications for membership were received:
Name Birthplace Occupation Proposed by John Hughs Mt. Norris N.Y. Commission Broker F.J. Moriarty Michael M.Doody Ireland Life Insurance M.P. P’Connor Joseph Hartnett Hubbard, Neb Farmer Rev D.W. Moriarty John C. Duggan Dakota Co, Neb Merchant J.E. English Under the head of elections Bro. C.J. Smyth after an eloquent encomium on the work of the first officers of the council moved that the secretary be instructed to cast the ballot of the council for Bro. T.J. Mahoney to seceded himself as Grand Knight. The motion which was placed before the council by D.G.K. Nolan was adopted with great applause, but Bro. Mahoney feelingly thanked the brother knights declining because he thought it was unwise that he or any member should attempt to fill two offices, he having but recently been appointed Territorial Deputy Supreme Knight. Bro. T. J. Nolan was then offered the position of Grand Knight on motion but declined giving as his principal reason that experience shows that the policy of promoting officers in fraternal organizations is one dangerous to their welfare. Bro. Nolan then
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moved that the secretary be instructed to cast the ballot of the council for Bro. C.J. Smyth for Grand Knight. The motion carried unanimously and with great enthusiasm. The same mode of procedure followed in the election of the other officers of the council in the following order:

Deputy Grand Knight 		T.J. Nolan
Chancellor			F.J. Moriarty 
Recorder 			J.S. Monaghan
Financial Secretary		C.B. Dugdale
Treasurer			J.H. Schmidt
Lecturer 			E.W. Simeral
Advocate			J.P. English
Warden				P.H. Johnson
Asst. Warden 			R.J. Bourke
Chaplain 			Rev. D.W. Moriarty
Inside Guard 			J.F. Gibbons
Outside Guard 			E.B. Alexander
Trusteee  (Three year)		John A. Creighton

Bro. T.J. Nolan reported illness of Bro. Jno. Flynn. G. K. appointed Bros. Nolan, O’Hern, and F.J. Moriarty committee to call on Bro. Flynn.
Under head of Good of the Order Lecturer suggested to council that steps be taken as soon as possible to arrange a ?noaul quarted? from amoung the members.
Receipts $69.15 Council closed in form adjourned to Jany 14th subject to call of G.K. meantime.

J.S. Monaghan R.S.

Note!John A. Creighton was appointed a papal Knight in 1906 and Was then known as Count John A. Creighton.
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January 8th, 1903

Council opened in form with a majority of officers present those absent being Chancellor, Chaplain, Advocate, and inside guard. Minutes of meeting of December 10th read and approved. A communication from Des Moines Council # 644 announcing the conferring of three degrees on their third class Sunday Febry 1st inviting Grand Knight T.J. Mahoney to respond to a toast. On motion of Bro. Johnson Secty. was instructed to reply to the letter accepting the invitation and to notify members of this council with a view to ascertaining the member who would be going to Des Moines on this occasion.
On motion a committee consisting of Bros. Johnson, O’Hern, and Gibbons was appointed to arrange the details of this excursion.
The following bills were read and referred to Board of Trustees:
	A.I.O.W. Temple rent January    $6.00  
	P.H. Johnson    Express ??  	  .50
	J.W. & E.E. Arnold  Flowers      7.50    $14.00

Committee on entertainment reported that Bishop O’Gorman of Sioux Falls, So. Dakota had been secured to deliver a lecture at Boyd’s Theater on Febry. 13th under the auspices of this council, the lecture to be preceded by a banquet at the ?Iler? Grand Hotel on the evening of Febry. 13th. The committee reported an approximate total cost of $325.00 for the lecture, this and cost of banquet to be met by subscription on the part of members.
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The Grand Knight reported receipts of Voucher from the National Secretary for December insurance assessment amounting to $30.29.
The following applications for membership were given first reading:
Name Birthplace Occupation Proposed by Daniel J. Fanell Illinois Contractor J.H. Kopietz Patrick J.Naughton Madison Wis Ry Mail Clerk T. J. Nolan Chas. W.Hamilton Omaha Banker P.J.Murphy Dr. C.C. Allison Physician P.H. Johnson Michael Lee Ireland Insurance R.J.Bourke Jas. F. Murphy New York Real Estate F.J. Moriarty Harry V. Burkley Omaha Printer P.J. Murphy Harry E. Duval New Haven,Mic R.R. Clerk C.P. Moriarty
Application of M. Murphy for transfer from Des Moines Council # 644 was laid over under the rules for action at next meeting.
The Board of Trustees reported through member T.J. Fitzmorris as follows:
 	Receipts of moneys all sources		$2456.75
		Disbursements			 1899.09
			Balance on hand 	  557.68 		
Trustees reported all books and records of Treasurer and Financial Secty. In excellent condition and commended these officers for faithful and efficient service.
On motion of Bro. Johnson the report was adopted and ordered made a part of the records.
Under the head Good of the Order the continuing events already referred to in this record were discussed with much
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interest. As a part of the proceedings under this head Bro. T.F. Swift was added to committee on entertainment.
Report of Financial Secretary of receipts since last meeting $54.49.
Council closed in form adjourning to meet January 22, 1903.

J.S. Monaghan R.S.

A.B.
Continuing minutes in regard to report of committee on entertainment: Committee reported approximate cost of lecture to be given by Bishop O’Gorman to be $325.00 and recommend that a warrant for $200.00 be drawn on the treasurer for this amount. The report of the committee as thus presented was adopted by motion.

J.M. R.S.
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January 22nd, 1903

Council opened in form with all officers present except the advocate and trustees. Creighton and Hayden.
Under the head of bills and communications the secretary reported bill for supplies an stenographic work amounting to $9.95. A communication from Thos.B. Coleman whose absence from the city prevented his appearance for initiation. A letter was read from the financial secretary of Des Moines Council #644 addressed to T. J. Mahoney requesting to know how many from this council would attend their initiation ceremonies and banquet on February 1st. The committee on entertainment reported receipt of advice from Bishop O’Gorman of Sioux Falls that the subject of his lecture would be “Father Marquette”.
The following applications for membership were given first reading:
Name 		 Birthplace 		Occupation 	Proposed by
Jas. P. Rush 	 Omaha, Neb		Bank Bookkeeper T.F. Swift
Clinton R.Miller Cleveland, Ohio	Printer		“	“
Jno. V. Brennan	 New York		Clerk		“	“
August W. Kroger Milwaukee Wi	        Paper Ruler	“	“
Daniel L. Shanahan Omaha		Forman Armour CO Jno. S. Jeuck
Jas. P. Ford	 Maryland		Clerk		C.P. Moriarty

All brothers heretofore reported ill were reported convalescent or recovered.
Upon motion a resolution of symphathy with Bro. Jas. P. English advocate of this
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Council in his recent sorrow was ordered made a part of the record. The financial secretary reported receipts of moneys since previous meeting $205.54
Following the routine business of the meeting the council witnessed the beautiful ceremony of the installation of officers elected to fill the various positions for the ensuing year. The ceremony was impressive and was successful from first to last. It was conducted by Teritorial Deputy Supreme Knight T.J. Mahoney and was the first official act of that office.
The council closed in form after which the members enjoyed an informal smoker.

J. S. Monaghan R. S.

Addendum:

On motion the warden was instructed to procure a suitable robe for the Chaplain and fifty (50) additional robes for members.
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February 18th, 1903

Pursuant to call of Grand Knight the council meet in the rooms of the Jacksonian Club In special session. The officers present were Grand Knight, Chancellor, Financial and Recording Secretaries, Lecturer, Warden and Deputy Warden.
The purpose of the meeting was to complete arrangements for the excursion to Sioux City to participate in the institution of a council there. Incidental to this several communications were read inviting this council to be present at the institution and one from from J.F. McFadden, State Deputy for Iowa requesting us to conduct the ceremony of the “T”. The secretary was instructed to reply to this letter thanking the State Deputy and declining to conduct the ceremony.
The committee on entertainment through chairman Simeral made a detailed report of the recent entertainment which included a banquet at the Iler Grand Hotel in honor of Bishop O’Gorman of Sioux Falls who lecture on the following evening at Boyds Theater was the special event. Financially the committees report was as follows:
 	Appropriation by council	        $200.00
	Subscription by Members 		 401.00
						 601.00
	Total expense per report on file	 561.25
	Unexpended balance of appropriation	  39.75

Bro. R. J. Bourke acting chairman of the Sioux City committee mad a partial report the only item incomplete being


Note! The Boyd Theater was on 17th & Harney
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the number of brothers who would attend. Bro. Bourke had made all necessary arrangements for the convenience and comfort of the members of the council who had made know their intention of going.
The following candidates were admitted to membership on ballot:* Clinton R. Miller, Jas. P. Rush, Jno V. Brennan, August W. Kroger.
The following applications or memebership were read:

Name 		Birthplace 	Occupation 	 	Proposed by
P.H. Philbin 	Syracuse, N.Y.	Cigar Merchant		E.W. Simeral
F.E. Fitzgearld Chicago, Ill	Physician		A.W. Riley
Ed J. Murphy	Archibald, Pa	Broker			F.J. Moriarty’

On motion the council granted special permission to the following to take initiation at Sioux City. C.R. Miller, Aug. W. Kroger, Jno. V. Brennan, Ed Murphy of Norfolk, O. O’Neil Battle Creek, Jas. Kennedy and J.F. Cashin Norfolk, Rev. J.E. English Hubbard Neb, Hugh B. Matthews, and E.J. Green, were granted permission to take Second and Third Degrees.
On motion committee on hall were requested to secure other and better quarters for meetings of the council. Bro. R.J. Bourke was named to serve on this committee which now consists of Bros. J.H. Schmidt, J.M. Frouger, and R.J. Bourke.
Recepts $15.00 Council adjourned informally.

J.S. Monahan R.S.

* Rules Suspended

Note! Written in margin.
On motion report was adopted and bills ordered paid.
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February 26th, 1903

Council opened in form with the following officers present. G.K., D.G.K., Chancellor, Treasurer, Financial and Recording Secretaries, Warden and Deputy, Trustee Fitzmorris, and outside guard. The minutes of the regular meeting of Jany 8th and special meeting of Jany 22nd were read and approved after one addition and one correction.
A communication was read from Chas. A. Webber Secretary of the committee having in charge the mater of chair of secular history in the Catholic University at Washington, appealing to the council for financial assistance in the cause. The letter was ordered placed on file. A letter from David Calwell Natl. Secty., was read interpreting sec 130 of the laws of the order, referring to eligibility of members to the office of Grand Knight and Deputy Grand Knight.
Bills were read and referred to the Board of Trustees as follows: C.B. Dugdale 2.15, J.C. Schmidt 7.60, R.J. Bourke 18.00, A.O.U.W. Temple Assn. 6.00 and 3.25.
Bro. R.J. Bourke of the committee on hall reported that the entire upper floor of the Arlington Blk. altered as desired, could be secured at a rental of $1000.00 per year. After considerable discussion of the merits, advantages and possible disadvantages of this proposition, it was decided upon motion to refer the matter to the committee for further investigation and to increase the committee to seven, including the Board of Trustees and naming Bro. J.J. Riley
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A member of said committee. The committee now consists of Bros. J.C. Schmidt, J.N. Frenzer, J.J. Riley, and trustees Creighton, Hayden and Fitzmorris.
On motion the committee on by laws was requested to complete its report at the next regular meeting if possible.
On motion a committee of three was appointed to arrange for transportation to O’Neill, Neb. when a council is to be instituted there. The committee consisting of Bros. Swift, Dugdale and ?Deoper?.
The application of Rev. Jas. W. Strinson, birthplace Ireland, proposed by Fr. McGovern was given first reading.
Bro. Fitzmorris moved that the council donate the sum of $200.00 to the movement having for its object the institution of a K. of C. Chair of secular history in the Catholic University. Bro. J.C. Schmidt raised the point of order that this was a violation of the constitution. The Grand Knight reserved his decision until next regular meeting.
The trustees reported the approval of bills incidental to the Bishop O’Gorman entertainment and lecture to the amount of $250.00. Receipts 365.51.
The council closed in form adjourning to the regular meeting of March 12th.

J.S. Monaghan
Recorder
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March 12th, 1903

The council opened in form with a majority of the officers present. Minutes of previous meeting read and approved. Communication was received from P.M. Lynch, Council No.704 of Charleston S.C. asking for financial assistance in the creation of a Cathedral to replace one destroyed by fire in 1861. The letter was ordered placed on file and the recorder instructed to acknowledge its receipt.
A third appeal for funds was received from the committee of K. of C. chair of secular history in the Catholic University. Placed on file.
Bills were referred to the Board of Trustees as follows: A.O.U.W. Temple Assn. rent for hall for March $6.00. Recorder 10.35 and Natl Secty 2.17.
The committee on by laws on request completed its report the source being taken by sections and adapted. On motion the report as a whole was adopted. On motion the committee was requested to report, if practicable at the next regular meeting the approximate cost of printing and binding the by laws in convenient form.
The Grand Knight announced that investigating committees had reported adversely on the applications for membership of D.L. Shannahan and J.P. Ford.
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The following were elected to membership (See pages 8-10)
The following applications for membership were given first reading:
Name 		  Birthplace	  Occupation 	   Proposed by
Francis P. Rooney Greenville Pa	  Architect	   T.J. Fitzmorris
Fr. Jno. Jennette       	  Priest	   F.J. Moriarty
P.A. McMahon			  forman Cud Pk CO E.C. Ryan
Jas. A. Taggart			  Undertaker	   J.H. Schmidt
Jno.C. Gillick			  Clerk		   M. Murphy

Grand Knight announced his decision relative to the point of order raised on the motion of Bro.Fitzmorris that the council donate a sum of money to the fund for a chair of secular history in the Catholic University from the council treasury. The decision was favorable to the motion.
Under the head of new business Ter. Deputy Supreme Knight Mahoney made a formal presentation of the Council Charter to the council represented by the Grand Knight who is ex-officed its custodian.
Bro. M. Murphy of Des Moines Council no 644 was received into this council by formal ballot on transfer card.
Grand Knight announced the appointment of the following committees: Amusement, T.J.Flynn, ?? Cogley, R.E. Welch


Note on left margin!
On motion of Bro. T.J. Fitzmorris council donated $200.00 to the movement to establish a chair of secular history in the Catholic University at Washington D.C.
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W.J. Shanahan, relief Jno. E. O’Hern, Dr. B.M. Riley, F.J. McShane.
On motion Arlington Hall was decided upon as our next meeting place owing to objectionable features of the A.O.U.W. Annex. On motion a special meeting was called for Friday evening March 19th .
Receipts of F.S. $62.95
Council closed in form.
J.S. Monahan R.S


Note! Arlington Hall was located in the old Bee News Building at 17th and Farnam, Omaha.


March 20th, 1903

Council opened in form in special session a majority of the officers present and a large attendance of members. On motion the reading of minutes of previous meeting was dispersed with.
Committee on by laws reported that the cost of printing same in the desired form would be $50.00, for 200 books and recommended a charge of $.25 be made for each for members desiring them. On motion this part of the committees report was adopted and committee requested to further their investigation in regard to the cost of printing. Bro. Schmidt of the committee on hall reported temporary arrangement for Arlington Hall on the first and third Fridays of each month.
On motion of Bro. Johnson the committee
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Was instructed to investigate further and if possible to secure A.O.U.W. hall which it thought possible to obtain.
On Monday night by special arrangement the first degree was conferred on the following candidates:
C.W. Hamilton, Jno. Hughes, T.J. Shanahan
On motion the rules were suspended and the application of Wm. C. Ryan, birthplace Brooklyn N.Y., occupation Ry Postal Clerk, Proposed by Bro. Jno A. Kervan was received without the initiation fee which is now necessary to accompany an application.
On motion the warden was authorized and instructed to procure officers jewels and members robes at the lowest possible cost.
Council closed in form.

J.S. Monahan R.S.
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April 3rd, 1903

Council opened in form with a majority of the officers present. Minutes of the meeting of March 12th and special meeting of March 26th read and approved after one correction. Bills were were referred to the Board of Trustees as follows:
Recorder $5.25, Financial Secretary $4.02, Fidelity & Deposit Co of Maryland – Premium on ?b ? of Treas. Aned Fin Secty 6.00 Buckley Printing Co 12.50. A communication was received from Dubuque Council No 510 extending an invitiation to initiation ceremonies there on Sunday April 26th.
A circular letter was received from the register of New York requesting photographs of the officers of the council for the number commemoratiing the 21st Anniversary of the founding of the order. These if furnished separately will cost $3.50 each: if in a group total cost of $18.00. No action taken.
Voucher received from Natl Secty $31.42.
Chairman Simeral of the committee on by laws reported that $50.00 was found to be the lowest figure obtainable on printing , that the council had placed the order for the books with the Burkley Printing CO, and that the by laws would probably be ready for members at the next regular meeting.
Chairman Swift of the committee on arrangements for O’Neill excursion reported that a round trip ticket would be $5.80 on special train but owing to the fact that the number indicating to go was not
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then obtainable a full report could not be made. This was supplemented by the T.D.S.K. under the head of new business to the effect that the cost of special train would be $482.50 and that if 83 members attended the amount would be made up at the individual charge of $5.80 which would be minimum in any event with a charge of $3.00 for each double birth for the round trip. He recommended that a sum be appropriated from council funds of sufficient amount to reduce the cost of the trip to members advising that this would be partly replaced by remitting expense funds allowed by Natl Council for himself and three assistants. On motion of Bro. T. J. Nolan it was decided to take from council funds sufficient to reduce the individual cost of the trip to $5.00.
The Grand Knight reported approval of applications by Natl Secretary of Richard M. Doody. On motion the by laws were suspended, requiring notice of ballot in writing, and Mr. Doody was elected on formal ballot.
The following applications for membership were given first reading.
 
Name 	      	Birthplace 	Occupation 		Proposed by
Rev. P.J. Judge Ireland 	Pastor Sacred heart Ch	M. Murphy
Jno. Fitzpatrick  “		Pastor Holy Family Ch	Fr Daly
Jno. E. Heagan	St. Louis Mo	Lawyer			M. Murphy


Note! T.D.S.K. Territorial Deputy Supreme Knight,
Timothy J. Mahoney
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April 3rd, 1903

On motion secretary was instructed send notices to members of the next meeting especially calling their attention to the institution of a council at O’Neill on April 19th and pointing out to them the necessity of having the council pass word for that occasion.
Receipts of Fin. Secty. $313.94
Council closed in for
J. S. Monahan R. S.

April 17th, 1903

Council opened in form in regular session. A majority of officers present and a large attendance of members. Bills of Treasurer 2.82 and Secty 4.65 were referred to Board of Trustees.
A communication from Burlington Council No. 568 extending an invitation to this council to participate in initiation ceremonies there on May 3rd was read. On motion secretary was instructed to ?franue? suitable reply.
A communication was read from Patton Lodge No. 173 A.O.U.W. declining to entertain any proposition to give up their meeting nights, Monday in exchange for any other evening of the week. A letter from Count Jno. A. Creighton was read advising that the hoped for changes in Arlington Hall
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April 17th, 1903

Through which it was desired to effect a permanent meeting place for this council not at this time be made. A circular letter was read from the State Council of Illinois, signed by the Grand Knights of all councils in Chicago, asking for a contribution from each member of the order in that city, for a fund to be used in locating the body or person of Brother Ambrose P. Mullin who disappeared on Febry. 2nd 1903 and has not since been seen or heard from. In this connection a circular was received from Knights of Columbus committee of Chicago councils offering a reward of $1000.00 for the return, dead or alive of Brother Mullin. The following members of this council residing in Sioux City, requested withdrawal cards to become officiated with this their home council: Rev P.J. O;Connor, Robert P. Larkin, Thos. Malone, Jas. Lynch. The request was granted on motion and the communication which was signed by each of the above named brothers was ordered placed on file.
The committee on excursions to O’Neill through chairman Swift made its report of final and complete arrangements, which was accepted by the council.
On Motion the committee on by laws was discharged.
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April 17th, 1903

The Board of Trustees reported approval of bills aggregating $27.77 also approval of bonds for treasurer in the sum of $1000.00 and Financial Secretary $500.00. The trustees asked the approval of the council in waving the by law requiring these bonds in the sum of 2000 and 1000 respectively, these amounts not having deemed necessary this time. This was granted upon motion. Receipts of Fin. Secty. $95.88. Council closed in form.

J.S. Monaghan
Recorder
(76)

May 1st, 1903

The council opened in usual form with a majority of officers present. Minutes of meeting of April 17th were read and approved. The following were read and referred to the Board of Trustees: Treasurer 1.75, Recorder 2.75, Warden $5.05, Omaha Plating Co. $68.40, Total $77.95
A communication from Territorial Deputy Supreme Knight Mahoney Congratulating the council on its successful institution of O’Neill Council on April 19th was read and placed on file. One of a similar nature from Bro. J.W. Cary of Sioux City Council addressed to Grand Knight C.J. Smyth the expressly great pleasure in the trip to O’Neill and congratulated the council officers and T.D.S.K. Mahoney. This was also placed on file. A voucher from the Secretary of the Chair fund committee was received acknowledging receipt of draft for $200.00 donated by this council.
Chairman Swift on behalf of the committee on arrangements for trip to O’Neill read the financial statement which was as follows: Total expenditures $622.00 Total receipts $422.50 leaving a deficit of $199.50. On motion was ordered paid out of council funds. After the councils expresion of thanks to the committee for its zealous and sucessful labors the committee was discharged.
The application of Daniel J. Stafford proposed by N.P. Russell was given first reading.
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May 1st, 1903

The following candidates received the first degree: Rev. J.W. Stenson, P.H.Philbin, Edw. J. Murphy, Patrick T. Naughton, Harry V. Burkley, Dr. F.E. Fitzgerald, Richard M. Doody, Rev. Jno. Vranek, Daniel J. Farrell. The Grand Knight declared recess for ten minutes for social communication with the new brothers. On motion it was decided to procure a suitable frame for the council charter.
Receipts of meeting $174.97. The council closed in form.
John Daly
Secty Pro Tem
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May 15th, 1903

Owing to the lack of a Quorum the council was obligated to suspend the regular meeting. On suggestion of the Grand Knight it was decided to hold an informal meeting in order to receive applications for membership and refer same to investigating committes. The following applications for membership were received.
Name 		Birthplace 	Occupation 		Proposed by
Wm. H. Murphy 	New York	Railroad forman 	Ryan
Jno.P.Gallagher	Illinois	Cigar dealer		Fr Daly
Wm. L. Burkley			Clerk 			Fr Daly
Edw. Burke			?Livery Prop?		Bro Larkin
C.D.McLaughlin	New York	Mgr. Lisgh Manfg CO	Bro. Simeral
Rev F.P.McManus	Iowa 		Priest 			Bro. Swift
Jno.A.Templeton	Ohio		Contractor		Bro. Simeral

The following bills were referred to the Board of Trustees: Financial Secretary $3.15, T.F. Swift music 65.00 less check acknowledged 45.00, bal $20.00.
The Board of Trustees reported the approval of bills aggregating $85.37.
On motion a committee of three was appointed with instructions to call on Rt. Rev. Bishop and request that steps be taken towards repairing graves and lots in Holy Sepulcher Cemetery, the committee consisting of Bros. Jno. F. Coad, E.W. Simeral E.C. Ryan, and Jno. Rush. On motion the meeting nights were changed to 1st & 3rd Wednesdays and Secty. Instructed to notify members of this action. Bro E.C. McCormack who reported seriously sick. Receipts since last meeting 134.45.
Meeting closed with prayer.
Jno. Daly
Secty ProTem
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June 3rd, 1903

Council opened in form, Bro. T. J. Mahoney in the chair of the Grand Knight owing to absence of Grand Knight and the two next ranking officers.
Minutes of meetings of May 1st and 15th were read and approved. Bills of Geo. A, Fen & Son of Cincinnati Ohio for Chaplains robe, and $9.00 was refunded to the Board of Trustees.
A communication from M.R. O’Shaughnessy requesting reinstatement and transfer from insurance to associate membership was laid over under ruling of the presiding officers that all requirements had not been complied with.
Bro Simeral on behalf of the cemetery committee reported that two members of this committee were absent from the city and that therefore that they had not called on the Right Rev. Bishop as instructed.
The following applications for membership were received:
Name 		Birthplace 	Occupation 		Proposed by
P.G.H. Boland	Massachusetts	Forman St Ry		P.H.Johnson
D.E. Geoghegan	Cincinnati,Ohio	Mgr. Farrell CO		J.H.Schmidt
Daniel J.Dorsey	Syracuse, N Y	Trav Salesman		C.P. Moriarty
Michael N.Greely Ireland 	Chf. Clk Army HQ 	E.W. Simeral
P.F. McAvoy	Nebraska	Mgr Salesman 		Thos. Sullivan
Michael Culkin	Ireland		Merchant 		Jno. F Coad JR.
J.V. Klausner	Tennessee 	Dentist			P.J. Murphy

On motion of Bro. Simeral a committee of five was appointed to assist the standing entertainment committee the whole
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June 3rd, 1903

To constitute a committee of arrangement to perfect plans for a class initiation on June 21st. The names of the last named appointees are Bros. O’Hern, Fitzmorris, Ryan, Fr. Daly and English. On motion of Bro. O’Hern council adjourned to meet in adjourned session on Wednesday evening June 10th subject to notice of the Recorder, the place of meeting being ?tain?, this to be provided for by the committee on arrangements.
Receipts of F.S. since last meeting $152.63.
Adjournment.

J.S. Monahan
Recorder

Record of minutes of Committee

On Arrangements Met in informal session after council meeting of June 3rd. Appointed T.J. Fitzmorris Committee of one to secure option on hall for Sunday June 21st. E.W Simeral chairman voluntered to act as com. Of one to see Hotel managers as to dinner after initiation ceremonies.
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June 10th, 1903

An ?a____? meeting was held on the above date in the office of Bro. T.J. Mahoney for the purpose of receiving and considering applications for membership. Reading of the minutes of previous meeting and other business subject to regular order was dispensed with on motion. This excepted the receiving the reports of committees. Committee on arrangements made report on plans set on foot looking to the giving of the degrees to a class on June 21st. As a part of this report Bro. T.J. Fitzmorris announced that A.O.U.W. hall had been secured but that the annex would not be available before 4:30 or 5P.M. on that date, other rooms on secure floor having been tendered by the ass’n instead. Rent of hall for the day $17.00.
On motion report of committee was adapted.
The following following applicants were received:
Name 		  	Occupation 	Proposed by
Jas. F. Murphy		Real Estate 	Rev. F. J. Moriarty
C.C. Allision 	 	Surgeon 	T.J. Droyer
Jno. J. Donahue		Chief Police	J.A.C. Kennedy
Daniel T. Costello			J.A. Kerran
Jno. A. McShane		Capaitalist	T.J. Mahoney
A. B. McConnell		Druggist 	C.B. Dugdale
Morris P. Hinchey	Horseshoer	Rev. M.L. Daly
Rev. Jas Chundalek	Priest		Rev. D.W. Moriarty
Thos. McGrath				E.C. Ryan
Thos. B. Coleman	Trav Salesman	T.J. Nolan
Michael Welch				Rev. D.W. Moriarty
P. Gillespie				E.C. Ryan
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June 10th, 1903

Name 			 Occupation 		Proposed by
P.J. Coyle					E.C. Ryan
Thos. Walsh					R.J. Bourke
N.B. Benn??witz					M.P. O’Connor
Frank Hanlon					F.J. Coad Jr
Frank J. Kinney					R.E. Welsh
Bernard Farrell					E.J. McAdams
Jno. A. Schall					M.P. O’Connor
Frank G?????		 Merchant		Fr. Thos. Walsh
A.B. Scannell		 Dep co red		Do
Patrick J. Hart		 Merchant		Do
Michael J. Kelly	 Trav Salesman		Do
Jno. E. Sanders 	 Mill Owner		Do
Jno. O’Brien  		 Farmer			Do
J.C. Burns 		 Sheriff		Do
S.H. Gillespie		 Clerk
Michael Lee		 City Inspector
R.D. O’Neill		 Cattle Weigher
Maurice J. Kaue		 R.R. Fireman
Wm. H. Mulrahy		 R.R. Forman
Thos. F. Melcher	 Pharmacists
Lawrence C. Milady	 L.S. Com
Felix J. Depecher	 Dentist
James A. Taggart 	 Undertaker 		J.H. Schmidt
Rev. Jno. Jeannette	 Priest
Jno. C. Gillish		 Bkkpr
Daniel J. Dorsey	 Trav Salesman
Jno. E. Reagan		 Lawyer
Wm. C. Ryan		 Ry Mail Clk
Jno. A. Templeton 	 Contractor
Lawrence R. Rossiter 	 Ry Mail Clerk
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June 10th, 1903

On motion the meeting adjourned to Friday night June 12th subject to notice from the recorder who was instructed to confer with Grand Knight to this end.
J.S. Monahan
Recorder


June 17th, 1903

Council opened in form in regular session D.G.K. Nolan presiding owing to the absence of Grand Knight from the city, who however later appeared and conducted the business of the council. Minutes of the meetings of June 3rd and June 10th were read and approved. Bills of Burkley Printing $2.50, Recorder $19.35, and Natl Secty $2.82 were referred to Board of Trustees.
Communication from Bro. Jno B. Sullivan G.K. of Des Moines Council in reply to invitation to participate in initiatory ceremonies on June 21st was read and placed on file. A communication from Dr Richard Ebbibt? of Grand Island was read asking information in regard to a transfer from council at Manchester N.H. was referred to the recorder for reply.
Chairman Simeral of the committee on arrangements made a report as nearly complete as circumstances would allow. The report
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June 17th, 1903

was adopted on motion.
On motion the Grand Knight was requested to extend an invitation to Deputy Supreme Knight P.L. McArdle of Chicago to attend the ceremonies of initiation on June 21st.
Fr. McCarthy who had recently been at North Platte reported considerable K. of C. enthusiasm at that place and a desire on the part of prominent Catholics to have a council instituted there. At his request the recorder was instructed to send Fr. S.F. Carroll the available literature of the order.
    The following applications for membership were received:
Name Birthplace Occupation Proposed by Thos. Welsh Chicago Ill Cattle buyer F.J. Moriarty Edw. W. Houston Girardsville Il Farmer Fr. J.C. White W. E. O’Conner Davenport, Iowa Merchant Do G. G.Cronkleton Dunlap, Iowa Bank Cashier Do Jas. P. Rush Omaha, Neb Bank Clerk T.F. Swift

The application of W.R. O’Shaughnessy for reinstatement as an associate member was received and balloted upon in form. Mr. O’Shaughnessy was elected subject to payment of all dues and assessments.
Motion of Bro. O’Hern that all such dues and assessments be remitted in view of applicants former services as outside guard was invalidated under the rules. Bro. O’Hern then guaranteed payment of the obligations against the applicant.


Note on left margin!

Application of Edward Burke reported on adversely by investigating committee.
Application of Bro. R. J. Bourke for final withdrawal was received had action postponed by Grand Knight.
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June 10th, 1903

The following candidates were regularly elected to associate membership:
Frank Gartner, A.B. Seannell, Patrick J. Hart, Michael J. Kelly, J.C. Burns, P.H. Gillespie, Joseph F. Murphy, Chas. C. Allison, Daniel J. Costello, Jno A. McShane, A. B. McConnell, Morris P. Hinchley Rev. Jas. Chundalek, Jno. J. Donahue, Maurice J. Kaue, Wm. H. Muleahy, Michael Cuthin, Lawrence C. Milady, Felix J. Depeacher, N.B. Bennowitz, B.F. Farrell, Jas. A. Taggart, Rev. Jno. Jeannette, Patrick McMahon, Daniel J. Dorsey, Jno. E. Reagan, Rev. F.P. McManus, Wm. C. Ryan, Chas. D. McLaughlin, Jno. P. Gallagher,Wm. L. Buckley, Rev. Jno. Fitzpatrick, Rev. Patrick J. Judge, Jno. A. Tempelton, Lawrence R. Rossiter, Michael N. Greely, J.B. Klausner, Phillip F. McEvoy.
Applications of Jno. E. Sanders Battle Creek, Neb and Jno. O’Brien Tilden, Neb were rejected because outside the jurisdiction of this council.
Under the head of Good of the Order Bro. T.J. Nolan gave an instructive and entertaining account of his trip to New Haven and of the session the National Council. He promised more under this head at same future meeting when more time could be spared by the council.
Council closed informally, adjurnment being taken to Saturday evening June 20th

J.S. Monahan
Recorder
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June 20th, 1903

Pursuant to call of the Grand Knight the council met in adjournment session to ballot upon applications for membership which had been delayed in the regular course of procedures. The following were reported approved and were elected by formal ballot: (See pages of this record 190-192)
The last named five were elected subject to approval by the National Council or decree if its representative the T.D.S.K.
The following applications for memebership were given first reading:
Name  		Birthplace	 Occupation 		Proposed by
Jas. T. Hogan	Illinois	 Trav Salesman 		Rev. Thos. Walsh
M.C. O’Hern	Philadelphia, Pa Real Estate & Newspapr T.J. Donahue

Council closed infomally.

J.S. Monahan
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July 1st, 1903

Council opened in form a majority of officers responding to roll call. Minutes of previous meeting read and approved. Bills were referred to Board of Trustees as Follows: Recorder $16.45, Dr Lee $24.00, Entertainment committee 590.95, Assts to T.D.S.K. incident to initiation of June 21st 83.13, grand total 714.53.
A communication was read from K. of C. chair fund committee showing Nebraska represented by this council only, to be third on the list in per capita subscriptions.
The council on motion extended a vote of sympathy to Bro. P. T. Naughton in his recent bereavement.(wife) This was ordered spread upon the records.
On record a vote of thanks was extended to the quartet for its many recent services.
Under the head of Good of the Order Bro. Jno. Rush asked that in future social works of the council include the lady friends and relatives of members as far as possible adding the cause of Catholicism owed much to the Catholic ladies of Omaha. As a preliminary step to the carrying out of Bro. Rush’s ideas, seconded by many of the brothers it was decided to give an outing under the auspices of this council at one of the local pleasure resorts. On motion a committee of three was added to the entertainment committee with instructions to arrange as far as possible for this
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July 1st, 1903

event in the latter part of July, and to report to the council at its meeting July 15th the added members of the committee consisting of Bros. Balard. E.C. Ryan,and O’Hern.
The meeting adjourned to meet again in special session Wednesday July 15th.
Council closed in form. Receipts $747.52.

J.S. Monahan
Recorder
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July 15th, 1903

Council opened in form with a majority of officers absent. Minutes of previous meeting read and approved. Bills were referred to Board of Trustees as follows: Burkley Prtg CO. $48.25, Henderson Florist $10.00, C.J. Smyth $3.00. Committee on cemetery reported a satisfactory interview with Rt. Rev. Bishop and his promis of cooperation in the work of improving and beautifying the cemetery. On motion the report was received, placed on file and the committee continued.
The report of the entertainment committee with reference to an outing for this council recommended that Courtland Beach be selected as the place to hold the outing. On motion the report of the committee was received. On motion Wednesday August 5th was decided upon contingent however upon the fatal termination in the meantime of the illness of Pope Leo XIII, in which event the social gathering to be indefinitely postponed.
The transfer card of Bro. Jno. Daly from Boston Council No, 68 to this council was read and under the rules, laid over until next regular meeting for action.
On motion the degree officers were declared a special committee, with power to act in any ceremonial deemed advisable or proper in the event of the death of the Pope.
The Board of Trustees made their semiannual report of the finances of the council as follows:
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July 15th, 1903

 
Balance on hand Jany 1st 1903   		$557.68
Receitps from all sources to July 8th	        2282.21  2839.89
			Disbursements 		1690.31
Bills outstanding approved                      597.00   2287.31
				Bal on Hand               552.58	

Total membership of council Jany. 1st   	 113
Received into membership since Jany 1st  	  69    182
Transferred ot other councils 			          4
		Present membership of Council	        178
Consisting of:  Insurance members 	  46
		    Associate Members    132
The report recommended the payment of salaries due the financial and recording secretaries and the remitting dues from the outside guard for the period covered by report. On motion the report was approved, ordered placed on file and a vote of thanks extended to the Board for its faithful and efficient service.
On motion a committee of 5 was appointed to act with the Board of Trustees as a special committee on hall, the committee to have discretionary power. The additional members consist of Bros. Nolan, Laugdon, E.W. Welch, Dr. F.E. Fitzgerald and Jno.T Coad Sr.
Application for membership of M.C. O’Hern birthplace Philadelphia occupation Newspaper and real estate business, proposed by Bro T.J. Donahue was given first reading.

J.S. Monaghan
Recorder
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August 19th, 1903

Council opened in form with Deputy Grand Knight presiding. A majority of the officers were absent. The following bills were read and referred to Board of Trustees:
Rec. Secty. $10.40, Fin. Secty. 1.00, Natl. Secty. 16.15, Burkley Prtg CO. 2.50, A.O.U.W Temple Ass’n. 17.80 Total $47.15.
Report of hall committee through Bro. Jno.F. Coad stated the chambers rooms at 17th and Douglas St. was found to be unsuitable for our purposes. On motion the report was received and the committee continued.
After some discussion of the report of the ent. Committee with reference to an outing it was decided on motion to abandon the mater for this season.
The degree officers committee on ceremonial on the death of the Pope Leo XIII reported that a Solemn Requiem High Mass would be held at St. Philomena’s Cathedral at 9:30 August 20th. The D.G.K. appointed Bros. M.P. O’Connor, J.A. Schall, E.J. Green, Dr. F.E. Fitzgerald, C.H. Rieuve?, J.F. Gibbons to act as ushers on this occasion.
The application of J.H. Beaton, Druggist birthplace Schuler, Neb proposed by Bro. E.J. Murphy was given first reading. The Trustees reported the approval of bills read at meeting of July 15th.
On motion the Board of Trustees was instructed to secure suitable and sufficient insurance on robes and paraphernalia of the council.
On motion the Ent. Committee was instructed to secure Metropolitan Hall for a party gathering to be given under the auspices of this council was offered. On substitute motion however
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August 19th, 1903

The matter was laid over to next meeting.
Receipts of Fin. Secty. Since July 1st $83.95.
Council closed informally adjournment being taken to Wednesday evening Sept 2nd.

J.S. Monaghan
Recorder

August 19th, 1903

September 2nd, 1903

No meeting owing to lack of Quorum.

J.S. Monaghan
Recorder
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September 26th, 1903

Council opened informally by Chancellor owing to absence of Grand Knight and Deputy Grand Knight. E.W. Simeral was appointed presiding officer by the Chancellor. Minutes of previous meeting were read and approved. The following bills were referred to the Board of Trustees: Rec. Secty. 2.85, Fin. Secty .70, Burkley Printing Co. 50.
A circular letter was read from Natl. Secty. Warning all members against one E.S. Crowley, expelled by Silver City Council No. 2 Meriden, Conn.
The application of Fr. Daly of this Council for transfer from associate to insurance membership was passed over to next meeting to await discussion of Grand Knight as to time limit.
The application of Samuel E. Collins, birthplace Sioux City Iowa, occupation Chief Police Armour & Co So. Omaha, Proposed by Bro. W. P. McDivitt was given first reading.
On motion a committee of three was appointed to inspect and report on Bee Bldg. Hall as permanent quarters, the committee consisting of Bros. Laugdon, Andrew Murphy, Dr. A.W. Riley.
Ballot was taken on the application on transfer card of Jno. Daly from Boston Council No. 68, and Dr. Richard Ebbitt of Grand Island from Manchester N.H. Council No 92 resulting in the election of both brothers.
On motion the Financial Secretary was instructed to procure three duplicate keys wardrobe and chests under the care of the Warden said keys to be placed


Note!
Old Bee Bldg. was the Bee Newspaper at 17th and Farnam

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September 26th, 1903

in the hands of the Grand Knight, Financial Secty, and Recorder. On motion the entertainment committee was instructed to make arrangements for a dinner and dance to be given under the auspices of this council for the members and their lady friends and relatives on the night of Oct. 14th.
On motion a committee of five was appointed to take suitable action in regard to the departure of the Rev. Chaplain Fr. D. W. Moriarty , the committee comprising of Bros. M.P. McDivitt, Jno. E. O’Hern, W.G. Shannahan, Rev. J.W. Stenson and P.G.H. Boland.
Fin. Sect’s. Rects. Since Aug 19th $48.00
Council closed informally.

J.S. Monaghan
Recorder
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October 7th, 1903

Council met in regular session a majority of chair officers being present. Bills were read and referred to the Board of Trustees as follows: Recorder 5.00, Fin Secty $6.00, Treasurer 2.50. Communications were received and placed on file from Author Mullen of Charles Carroll of Carrollton Council, O’Neill Neb. with reference to the initiation funds alleged to have been paid to their council by Jno. Sauders of Platte Creek, Neb., initiation not having been conferred on account of want of jurisdiction. Rev. M. F. Stravens of Boone, Iowa inviting members to ceremonies of institution of a council at that place on Oct. 18th. C.B. Hayes Dist. Deputy of Kansas City extended invitation to Discovery Day hall there on Oct. 12th. On motion Recorder was instructed to acknowledge receipt of these communications and to make suitable replies.
Request for transfer to Dallas Texas Council was received from M. Murphy, late of this council. On motion Financial Secty. was instructed to issue the transfer as requested.
Committee on hall reported propositions from Royal ?Arcanum? Hall and the Hall in Bee Building, the committee favoring the former. Some objectionable features were suggested


Note!
Discovery Day would later be known as Columbus Day.
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October 7th, 1903

however, in regard to Royal Areanum Hall and the matter was referred back to committee.
The committee on entertainment reported that they were unable to secure the Millard Hotel or Metropolitan Club rooms for October 14th.
On motion the committee was instructed to secure the later at the earliest convenient date for a dinner and informal dance. On request of the chairman of the committee the names of Bros. Nolan, Bourke, and E.C. Ryan were added to the committee. On motion committee was authorized to draw on Council funds to the amount of $25.oo to defray expense of this event. Applications for membership.



J.S. Monaghan
Recorder

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October 21st, 1903

Council met in regular session at Arlington Hall about one half of chair officers present and answering the roll call. Bills were read and referred to Board of Trustees as follows:
Premium on insurance of robes and paraphernalia 4.50, Rec. Secty. 5.85, Burkley Printing Co. $4.75. A communication was read from Leo Council of Moline Ill. extending invitation to this council to participate in exemplification of the Third Degree at that place on Nov. 15th. Chairman Laugdon of the committee on hall again that the committee as a whole recommended the acceptance of the proposition from the Royal Areanum of two nights per month at $6.00 per night. The Grand Knight pointed out some vary objectionable features to this hall and was supported by a number of members. On motion the Board of Trustees was instructed to close with the agents of the hall in the Bee Building, where offer was $5.00 per night for the first and third Wednesdays of every month. Committee on entertainment submitted a detail report on social event of the 27th and requested a further appropriation of $50.00 which was guaranteed on motion.
Committee on Fr. Moriarty testimonial
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October 21st, 1903

reported that they had secured a set of white vestments as an appropriate and acceptable present. At the request of chairman McDivitt the council voted its thanks to Fr. McGovern and Bro. Boland who as members of the committee performed most of the work.
On Motion the G. K. was authorized to draw on council funds for a small deficit reported in the fund. On motion a committee was appointed to draft a set of resolutions expressing the councils sympathy with Bro. Jno F. Coad for in his recent bereavement, the committee consisting of Bros. P.H. Johnson, E.W. Simeral, and C.P. Moriarty.
The following applications for membership were given first reading:
Name  		  Birthplace 	Occupation		Proposed by
Jno. T. Normile	  Ireland		Salesman		C.T. Crowley
Jno. J. Hinsley   Omaha		Laundry man	        Rev. D.W. Moriarty
Thos. F. Naughton Nebraska	Clerk			J.C. Byrne
Wm. A. Swatek	      “		    “			E.J. Green

The Board of Trustees reported approval of bills since last meeting amounting to $13.80. On motion of Bro. Jno. Rush, the matter of a permanent hall for this council was referred to the Trustees and Rec. Secty. instructed to notify the board. Council closed informally. Rects. $204.07

J.S. Monahan
Recorder

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November 4th, 1903

Council opened informally in regular session in the Bee Building, Bro. E.W. Simeral being called to the chair of the Grand Knight in the absence of that officer and also of the Deputy G.K. Minutes of previous meeting were read and approved. Bills were read and referred to the Board of Trustees as follows: A.W. Kroger 2.00, Recorder 3.75, Hayden Bros. 12.50. The committee on Fr. Moriarty testimonial reported a surplus of 3.40 which on motion of Bro. P.H. Johnson was turned over to the entertainment committee to help defray expenses of recent social. Chairman Simeral of the entertainment committee made the following report on the dinner given at the Metropolitan Club on Oct. 27th.
 
Receipts    Sales of tickets 		$288.10
Expended from appropriation 		 148.60      436.70
Disbursements per report on file 		     436.70

On motion the report was received and a vote of thanks given to the committee.
Bro. Fitzmorris on behalf of the Trustees called the councils attention to the matter of permanent hall making the ? ? that the board was not in position to act on a matter of this kind, and that it should be properly referred to a special committee. Upon his motion this was done, the original motion by Bro. Jno Ryan being
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made chairman and the other members of the committee consisting of Bros. W.M. Bushman and T.J. Fitzmorris.
Moved by Bro. J.H. Schmidt that entertainment committee take the necessary steps to provide a lecture during the winter at the Creighton University Auditorium under the auspices of this council. A substitute motion that the committee ascertain if such a lecture could be given, where an admission fee is charged, who would be available and acceptable to all parties concerned prevailed.
On motion the entertainment committee was instructed to arrange a social session at next meeting.
Receipts of meeting 71.17
Council closed informally.

J.S. Monaghan
Recorder

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November 18th, 1903

Council opened informally with one half the roster of officers present. Minutes of previous meeting were read and approved. Bills of Recorder 3.40, and Florists 20.00 were read and referred to the Board of Trustees.
Bro. C.P. Moriarty on behalf of committee offered resolutions of Condolence and sympathy with Bro. J.F. Coad Jr. in his recent bereavement. On motion of bro. Laugdon these resolutions were adopted and matter of record.
They are as follows:
Whereas this council has been apprised and sudden and unexpected death of Mrs. Mary Coad, the beloved wife of our respected fellow member Mr. J.F. Coad Jr. Be it resolved, that we tender our heartfelt condolence to our brother and to the family of the deceased for the irreparable loss which they have sustained.
To those who had the pleasure of an acquaintance with Mrs. Coad her death will be deemed a personal loss. Her many noble qualities, her Christian fortitude, her unselfish devotion to family and friends, her bright and genial personality, have enshrined her memory in the hearts of all who knew her.
We feel that there are private sorrows attending the ?r ing? Of ?n ? and tender ties, upon which it is not our province to intrude, except to the sorrowing relatives our sincere sympathies
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and to pray with them.
May her soul rest in peace.
Resolved tha the above resolutions be spread upon the records of our council, and that copies be sent to the husband and the relatives of the deceased.
P.H. Johnson, E.W. Simeral, C.P. Moriarty
The following applications were received and given first reading:
Name 		Birthplace 	Occupation 		Proposed
Wm. J. Coad	Cheyenne, Wyo	Lawyer			E.W. Simeral
Aug. A.Williams Indiana		Fire Marshall		Jno. J. Jenek
Jas. T. Hogan 	Illinois	Trav Salesman		Fr. Walsh
Daniel S.Mulehay Suracuse, N.Y.	Forman St. Ry		P.G.H.Boloud
Hugh J. McCarthy Glouester, N.J. Pur Agt		J.A. Kervan
F.A. Donahue	Iowa		Lawyer			A. M. Gallagher
Under the head of Good of the Order council enjoyed a social session preceded by a luncheon of sandwiched and coffee.
Fr. McGovern headed the exercises with a vary instructive and entertaining discourse on “What we should aim at.” Bros. McCormack, Burkley, Rush and Moriarty entertained the council with music and song.
On motion of Bro. O’Hern under a recurrence to order of new business the following named brothers were appointed a committee ask individually and collectively in furnishing K. of C. notes of happenings to the True Voice


Note!
The True voice was the name of the Omaha Diocese newspaper. It is now called the Catholic voice and is for the Omaha Arch Diocese.
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T.J. Fitzmorris, Jno. Rush, Fr. McGovern, A,M. Gallagher, M.P. O’Conner, Jno. E. O’Hern.
On motion of Bro. Nolan it was decided to request the T.D.S.K. to see that Nebraska is in future represented in the Columbiad news Notes.
Council closed informally adjournment being taken to next regular meeting.

J.S. Monaghan
Recorder


Note!
The Columbiad was the national magazine before todays Columbia.

December 2nd, 1903

Council opened in regular session a majority of officers being present. Minutes of previous meeting were read and approved. Bills were read and referred to Board of Trustees as follows: Recorder 3.50, Roses Art Store 3.50, P.H. Philbin 8.00, W.S. Balduff 13.00, Enx. Com. 155.00. Communications read from Fr. M. Broader, Deadwood, S.D. inviting this council to participate in the institution of a council at Deadwood on Dec. 6th. One from Mother Mary Raphael of the convent of Good Shepherd thanking the council for sandwiches etc sent by the council of the ent. Committee. One from Bro. A.M. Gallagher asking that refund he made of initiation fee of J.P. Gallagher who was prevented by sickness from appearing. On motion of Bro. O’Hern warrant was ordered drawn for the amount.
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A communication from Mobile Ala. Council No. 666 requesting this council to join with theirs and others in the filing a protest with the Post Office Department against a ?Sibleaus? publication called “Our True Friend” was on motion of Bro. Simeral referred to the Press committee with power to act.
The following applications for membership were given first reading:
Name 		Birthplace 	Ocupation 		Proposed by
J.M. Fitzgearld Ireland		Deputy Tax Com.		W.P. McDivitt
Patrick Duffy 	Do		Cigar Dealer		P.G.H. Boland

On motion of Bro. Simeral the council appropriated $25.00 for the fund being raised.
On motion of Bro. Simeral the Warden, Deputy Warden and Bro. T.F. Swift were constituted a committee to look after music for the council with power to act.
Under the head of new business occurred the annual election of officers. All positions except that of outside guard and Trustee for three years were filled by ? tion? of those already having the various offices.
The Recorder casting the ballot of the council as follows:

Grand Knight C.J. Smyth on motion Bro. Fitzmorris Deputy Grand Knight T.J. Nolan “ Bro. Gallagher Chancellor F.J. Moriarty “ Bro. Simeral Recorder J.S. Monaghan “ Bro. Do Financial Secretary C.B. Dugdale “ Bro. English

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Treasurer 		J.H. Schmidt  	Motion of 	Bro. O’Hern
Lecturer 		E.W. Simeral 			“		Bro. Donahue
Advocate		J.P. English	“		Bro. Simeral
Warden			P.H. Johnson	“		Bro. Bourke
Deputy Warden		R.J. Bourke	“		Bro. Simeral
Inside Guard 		W.P. McDivitt	"		Bro. O’Connor
Outside Guard 		W.R. O’Shaughnessy  “		Bro. O’Hern
Trustee (three year)	Wm. Hayden	“		Bro. Bourke
Chaplain		Rev. P.A. McGovern	“	Bro. Fitzmorris

On motion of Bro. O’Hern it was decided to exemplify the first degree at the 2nd meeting in January 1904 - Wednesday Jany 20th. On motion of Bro. J.H. Schmidt the ent. Comm. Was instructed to provide refreshments for this occasion. Receipts $29.93.
Council closed informally.

J.S. Monaghan
Recorder

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December 16th, 1903

Council opened in form about one half of the officers reporting to roll call. Minutes of previous meeting were read and approved after two corrections.
Bills were referred to Board of Trustees as follows: Heafy & Heafy 4.00, Recorder $3.40, Financial Secty 1.00.
The following applications for membership were given first reading:
Name 			Birthplace 	Occupation 	Proposed by
Fred J. Enger		Chicago		Mechanic	W.P. McDivitt
Edw. D. Fitzpatrick 	Columbus, Neb	Asst. PM	Fr. Walsh

The committee on music reported to Bro. T.F. Swift that cards containing opening and closing odes and two initiation odes were printed and delivered to the council.
The Trustees reported through chairman Fitzmorris the approval of bills presented at previous meetings amounting to $183.00 which included the formal presentation of the entertainment committee bill for $155.00 covered by appropriation of the council.
The Grand Knight called to the councils attention the invitation of the faculty of Creighton University to all members who desire to participate in the formation of a class for the study of Philosophy. On motion of Bro. Swift the recorder was instructed to send to members of Omaha, South Omaha and Council Bluffs notice of a meeting to be held in the university
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on Sunday Dec 20th at 3 P.M. Under the head of new business Bro. T.J. Nolan moved a reconsideration of the resolution to exemplify the first degree at the second meeting in January. It was then decided upon motion to confer the third degree on the third Sunday in March.
Rev. M.P. O’Connor gave notice of intention to move an amendment to the part of the by laws requiring candidates for membership to send the initiation fee with their application.
Under the head of Good of the Order Bro. M.P. Harington of Carroll Council O’Neill Neb responded gracefully to an invitation from the Grand Knight to address the council. Bro. Harrington advocated the colonization of Catholic people into the less populated districts saying that experience had demonstrated the wisdom of this idea.
On motion the chaplain was authorized to have printed the necessary form of Communion certificate to ascertain standing of members.
Receipts $89.35
Council closed in form.

J.S. Monaghan
Recorder

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January 6th, 1904

Council opened in form with all officers present except two. Minutes of previous meeting were read and approved. Bills were referred to the Board of Trustees as follows: P.H. Philbin 4.00, Recorder 11.55, Burkley Printing Co. 10.50. The following applications for membership were given first reading.
  
Name 		Birthplace 		Occupation 	Proposed by
Fergus P.McGaugh Ireland		Electrician	J.J. Riley
Emmett Finley	Missouri		Lawyer		?????
Jno. S. Little	Omaha		        Clerk		M.P. O’Connor
Francis M. Robinson Nebraska		Trav Salesman	??????
T.D. Diman	Omaha		        Do		M.P. O’Connor
Jno. H. Berry	Illinois		Lawyer		B.F. Farrell
L.D. Hopkins	Do			Trav Salesman	T.F. Swift

The Trustees through chairman Fitzmorris made their annual report to the council as follows:
Balance on hand July 8th   		$1149.38
Receipts from Financial Secty	          777.02
				Total 	 1926.40
		Disbursements 		 1374.30
		Balance			  552.10
		Checks outstanding         42.86
		Bank Balance	          594.96

  Insurance members 	45
  Associate membera     134  
  A gain of one since last report.
Recommended that the Grand Knight be authorized to draw warrants for 26.85 due cash to Financial
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Secretary and Recorder and for a sum to cover the dues of the outside guard for the period covered by the report. On motion by Bro. Simeral the report was adopted and placed on file. On motion of Bro. J.H. Schmidt the recommendations of the Board were adopted.
On motion of Bro. Simeral the following resolution was adopted. Resolved that this council hereby requests T.J. Mahoney Ter. Dep. Supreme Knight to initiate C.D. McLaughlin in Lincoln Neb. as a member of this council.
On motion an order was made lend the robes of the council to the Carroll Council of O’Neill for the occasion of a class initiation at that place on Jany 10th.
On motion the following Brothers were appointed a committee on transportation to arrange for the trip to Lincoln on Jany. 17th: T.F. Swift, C.B. Dugdale, R.J. Bourke, and J.S. Monaghan.
On motion of Bro. Fitzmorris authorization was given to appropriate from council funds all in excess of 5.00 to defray railroad fare of ten members outside of those going as the staff of the T.D.S.K.
Under the head of new business Bro. Galvin moved that the lecturer be requested to prepare a list of works beaing on Catholic literature, distributed
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from the Omaha Public Library. Carried.
On motion a committee was appointed to use every effort to secure the appointment of an intelligent Catholic gentleman on the board of the new Carnegie Library of South Omaha, the committee consisting of Bros. J.E. O’Hern, J.H. Kopietz and T.J. Nolan.
Receipts of Fin. Secty. $18.60
Council closed in form.

J.S. Monaghan
Recorder


Addendum
The third annual installation of officers occurred at this meeting. The ceremony was conducted by T.J. Mahoney T.D.S.K. for the second time in the life of this council and was carried out in his usual able and happy manner.

Recorder

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January 19th, 1904

Council opened in form with just a quorum present. Minutes of previous meeting read and approved after one correction.
A communication was read from the Grand Knight of St Joseph Council No 571 extending a general invitation to attend their exemplification of the Third Degree, on Sunday Jany 24th. On motion of Bro. O’Hern the recorder was instructed to make suitable reply. Chairman Fitzmorris reported approval by the Board of Trustees of bills read at last meeting. It was reported that a number of the brothers would be accompanied by their wifes on the trip to Lincoln. On motion of Bro. J.H. Schmidt the committee on arrangements was requested to notify the Lincoln Committee of this intention and of the further fact that their entertainment while there would be provided by the Omaha Brothers.
On motion of Bro. O’Hern the entertainment committee was instructed to arrange for an entertainment for Knights and their ladies before lent. On motion of Bro. Fitzmorris the committee was limited to a maximum cost of $1.00 per person for such entertainment.
Receipts of F.S. $27.45
Council closed in form.

J.S. Monaghan
Recorder

Note on left margin!
Applicaton for membership of Wm. J. MCCaffrey birthplace Omaha occupation Clerk proposed by Bro. Fitzmorris was given first reading.
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February 3rd, 1904

Council opened in form with a majority of officers present. Minutes of previous meeting read and approved. Bills were referred to Board of Trustees as follows: Burkley Printing Co. $10.00, J.H. Schmidt 8.75, J.S. Monaghan 6.95, R.C. Peters & Co. 30.00, P.H. Philbin 4.00.
The following applications for membership were given first reading:
Name		Birthplace 		Occupation 	Proposed by
Robrt H.Bushman Omaha, Neb		Clerk 		T.J. Fitzmorris
Jno. F. Laugdon	Papillion Neb		Medical Student	P.H. Gillispie
Jno. J.Pospisil				Druggist 	B.F. Farrell
James Kearney	Galesburg Ill		Mgr Updike Lb Co.	Do
Chas. J.Finenca				Depty Co.Treas. Do
Robert Parks	Ireland			Plumber		R.D. O’Neill
M.J. Wassick	St Paul Minn		Stockman	P.G. Naughton
Thos. Swift	Ireland			Retired 	C.B. Dugdale
Jno. F. Kinney	Columbus,Neb		Equip C.Pkg Co.	E.C. Ryan
Edw. G. McShane Omaha			Account 	F.J. McShane
Joseph O’Hanlon	Allighany, Pa		Clerk		Do
Jas. R. O’Hanlon Do			Salesman	Do
R.J. Organ	Neola Ia				S.T. McAtee
Daniel Dee 	pringfield Ill 		Machinist	M. J. Kaue
The transfer card of Rev. T.S. Moriarty of Epiphany Council No. 743 of Sioux City. Making application for admission into this council was read and laid over under the rules for action at next meeting.
Chairman Fitzmorris that the Trustees has partially secured A.O.U.W.


Note in left margin!
Applications to date 42

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Temple for initiation exercises on March 20th. The Worthy Chaplain suggested that as this was Passion Sunday, the council should postpone the event until after Easter Sunday. The motion fixing the date of March 20th was reconsidered on motion of Bro. Fitzmorris.
On motion of Fr McGovern the initiation exercises were postponed to Sunday April 10th contingent on the ability of the Trustees to secure the hall on that date instead of the original one on March 20th.
On motion of Bro. Fitzmorris section of the by laws was suspended pending the organization of the next class for initiation.
On motion of Bro. J.H. Schmidt the G.K. was requested to draw a warrant on the treasurer for dues of the outside guard for the first six months of 1903, this having been omitted.
The Grand Knight announced the appointment of Bros. O’Hern and Burkley on the entertainment committee in place of Bros. Flynn and Cogley. The committee now consisting of Bros. E.W. Simeral Lect., W.J.Shannahan, T.F.Swift, Jno.E. O’Hern, H.V. Burkley.
The Worthy Lecturer announced an invitation from Fr. McGovern to a special vesper service at the Cathedral, Sunday Feby 21st and moved the Recorder be instructed to notify all members of the time and place. Motion Carried.
Receipts of F.S. $73.29.
Council closed in form.

J.S. Monaghan
Recorder

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February 17th, 1904

Council opened in form with a majority of officers present and answering to roll call. Minutes of previous meeting read and approved. Bills were read and referred to the Board of Trustees as follows: Hayden Bros. 13.00, J Monaghan 5.10, R.J. Boud 5.70.
The transfer card of Rev T.S. Moriarty from Epiphany Council No. 743 was balloted upon with the result that Fr. Moriarty was elected a member of this council.
The following applications for membership were given first reading:
Name 		  Birthplace 	Occupation		Proposed by
Lawrence J.Tramor New York	Trav Salesman		D.J. Dorsey
P.S. Taggart	  Perry Co.Ohio	Druggist		F.J. McShane
Frank J. Beaton   Canada 	Mgr ??? Armour CO	E.J. McAdams
Patrick Mostyn	  Illinois	Capt. Of Police		P.G.H. Boland
The Grand Knight announced the committee on employment as follows: T.J. Nolan, T.C. Byrne, Jno. F. Coad Sr., T.J. Fitzmorris, T.J. Mahoney, J. E. O’Hern, Wm. Hayden. The Grand Knight place before the council a verbal request made by the T.D.S.K. the proposed exemplification of the third degree on April 10th be postponed to April 24th as the fomer date had previously been selected by Sioux City and this fact caused a disarrangement of certain plans of the T.D.S.K. On motion of Bro. Simeral the council decided to postponed the event to April 24th provided Sioux City would or could not make the necessary change and the Recorder was instructed to communicate with them to
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this end. Bro. T.J. Nolan D.G.K. moved that the council express to the T.D.S.K. its regret at being deprived of the assistance of the quarters in the exemplification of the degrees and a request that the members thereof be released from other duties during the next initiation. Motion carried.
Bro. W.P. McDivitt suggested that this council give a medal for proficiency in some particular study at Creighton University. On substitute motion of Bro. Fitzmorris the matter was referred to a committee of three with instructions to bring a written report before the council, the committee consisting of Bros. W.P. McDivitt, T.J. Fitzmorris, E.W. Simeral.
The Grand Knight announced the receipt of a box of cigars from Tampa Florida Council with a request that they be disposed of for not less than 6.00 the sum to aid then in some local council matters. On motion of Bro. Nolan the G.K. was authorized to accept the cigars for the council and to draw a warrant on the treasurer for $6.00. On motion of Bro. Fitzmorris action of the Grand Knight in caring for Bro. Quinlan was very ill, acting instead of the committee as a matter of expediency was approved. On motion the question of investigating deficiencies found in certain of the robes was referred the trustees, Warden, Dep. Warden, and Recorder. Council closed in form.

J.S. Monaghan
Recorder

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March 2nd, 1904

Council opened in form with a majority of officers absent, the Deputy G.K. presiding.
Minutes of previous meeting were read and approved. Bills P.H. Johnson 1.25, and J.S. Monaghan 3.00 were referred to the Board of Trustees. A communication from J.M. Lynch G.K. of Epiphany Council # 743 advised that the proposed initiation on April 10th at Sioux City could not be further postponed. On motion of Bro. T.F. Swift April 24th was fixed as the date of classes initiation of this council.
The Committee on robes advised that further report awaited reply of the makers Geo. Fern & Son of Cincinnati Ohio to a communication from the Omaha Dye Works in which the latter proposed to show the goods to be defictive.
The committee on medal for Creighton University reported that Rev. M.J. O’Connor S.J. Vise President of the University expressed great pleasure in the offer and desire of this council to donate a medal and proposed making it the honor medal of the University. Following is the report.
Committee recommends: First – That Omaha Council found in Creighton University a class medal of gold to be known as “The Knights of Columbus Medal”. Second – That the K.of C. Medal shall be awarded to the member showing the highest proficiency in his studies, such proficiency to be determined by the faculty of the University.
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Third – That the obverse side of the said medal bears such design and inscription as may be chosen by the University, the reverse to bear the insignia of the order surrounded by the words “Omaha Council No 652 Knights of Columbus 19__” Year of the award. Fourth – That on the second anniversary of the institution of Omaha Council , March 16th 1904 and annually thereafter until further ordered, the Treasurer on the order of the Grand Knight and the Board of Trustees (or a majority of said board) shall draw his check for the sum of twenty five dollars, payable to Creighton University, to carry into effect the provisions of this foundation. The report is signed by T.J. Fitzmorris and E.W. Simeral, W.P. McDivitt being unavoidably absent from the meeting of the committee. Report was adopted on motion.
The trustees reported approval of bills read at meeting of Feby 17th.
The following applications for membership were read:
Name 		 Birthplace 	Occupation 		Proposed by
Michael C. Welsh Illinois	Cattle Buyer		C.A. Melehes
Rudolph Huker	 Weston, Mo	Div rd msts Mpry	M.J.Kaue
J.B. Klaussner	 Nashville, Tn	Dentist			P.J. Murphy
Jno. G. Sullivan Ireland 	Cattle Salesman		C.A. Melehes
On motion of Bro. Fitzmorris the ent. Committee was instructed to provide an entertainment at the meeting of March 16th. Fin. Secty’s receipts since feby 4th $86.64.
Council closed in form.

J.S. Monaghan
Recorder

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March 16th, 1904

The council opened in form with a majority of officers present. Minutes of previous meeting read and approved. Bills were referred to Board of Trustees as follows:
J.H. Schmidt $2.40, P.H. Philbin 4.00, J. Monaghan $3.60. Committee on Catholic Books in public library reported through chairman Simeral that the assistance of Frs. Stritch and Coppeus of Creighton University had been enlisted and the results of their efforts were published in the “True Voice” of March 4th and 11th. The library board had expressed a willingness to secure such Catholic literature as might be ?de??????ed? by the reading public. On motion of Bro. R.J. Bourke the report of the committee was adopted and a vote of thanks extended to Frs. Stritch and Coppeus for their valuable assistance and their efforts to carry out the wishes of the council in this matter.
The committee on robes reported that the replacing of the robes of the G.K. and D.G.K. was in controversy between the makers and the Omaha Dye Works. On separate motions by Bros. Fitzmorris and Simeral the warden was instructed to procure the necessary robes for the G.K. and D.G.K..
Chairman Fitzmorris on behalf of the trustees reported that the matter of securing A.O.U.W. hall for initiation exercises on April 20th was now uncertain and if at all possible could only be at an increased cost – namely the cost of sending notices to members
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of an organization that meets in the hall on Sundays. On motion of Bro. J.H. Schmidt the committee was authorized to procure the hall if possible at this increased expense.
The following applications for membership were given first reading:
Name 			Birthplace 	Occupaion 	Proposed by
Wm. T. O’Hanlan 	Omaha		Clerk		Rev. D.P. Harrington
Dennis M. Sullivan  	Saratoga Spr N.Y. RR Brakeman	P.J. Hart
John T. Dorsey	  	Syracuse, N.Y.	RR Conductor	Rev. T. Welsh
Samuel R. Carney    	Bedford Pa.	Trav. Salesman	DO
Thos. J. McGrath	Chicago, Ill	Cattle Buyer	F.J. Moriarty
Fred Shaffer		Danbury Conn	Clerk		Rev. D.P. Harrington
Patrick J. Coyle	Ireland		Supt. C.Pkg. Co	R.J. Bourke
Jno. F. O’Leary	  	Wisconsin 	Clerk		F.J. Moriarty
Jno. A. O’Keefe 	Lincoln, Neb	Salesman	E.G. Geoghagan
The transfer card of Bro. E.C. McCormack of Loras Council No. 532 Davenport Iowa making applications for admissions into this council was read and under the rules, laid over for action at the next meeting. The Trustees reported approval of all bills in their hands to date including an order of K. of C. Medal at Creighton University. Receipts $44.95.
Under the head of Good of the Order the T.D.S.K. G.K. and D.G.K. favored the council with instruction and entertainment speeches on the subject of Civic moral improvement

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And knighthood and good citizenship, laying special stress on the duties of members of this order in this direction.
The council closed in form.

J.S. Monaghan
Recorder

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April 6th, 1904

Council opened in form with all officers and chairman Fitzmorris of the Board of Trustees present. Minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved. Bills were referred to the Board of Trustees as follows:
   
Fidelity & Deposit Co. Premium on bonds Treas. And Fin.Secty $6.00
J.H.Schmidt  (Cigars & postage)				      4.25
C.B. Dugdale  (Postage & Stationary)			      6.75
J.S. Monaghan (Postage, Stationary & Stenographereta? )	      5.70
Natl. Secty. (100 Application blanks,associates and Postage)  1.10 $23.80
Communications were read as follows: Melrose Council No. 128 Melrose Mass. Enclosing tickets to annual concert and ball and requesting council or any individual members to purchase said ticket at a cost of $1.00.
On motion of Bro. Simeral the letter and tickets were ordered placed on file. Fitzgearld Council No. 833 of Lincoln extended an invitation to the council to its initial reception on April 7th. On motion the Recorder was instructed to make proper acknowledgment of the invitation.
Rev. M.J. O’Connor S.J. on behalf of Creighton University and the Alumni Association thanked the council for the appropriation defraying expense of the K. of C. Medal for the graduating class of the University. On motion this was ordered accepted and filed.
Bro. R.J. Bourke on behalf of the robes committee reported that new robes had been ordered for the G.K. and D.G.K. and the controversy in regard to the defective or injured robes as yes unsettled. Chairman Fitzmorris reported that the Board of Trusees had secured A.O.U.W.


Note on left margin
Epiphany Council #743 invited council to participate in their exemplification of the 3rd Degree April 10th and to choose some one to respond to a toast. On motion the Recorder was instructed to make reply to the invitation. On motion the choosing of some one to respond to a toast was left to the chair officers.

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hall in accordance with previous arrangement at an incidental increase expense of $7.50.
Bro Simeral on behalf of the ent. Committee reported that Headquarters had been established at the Millard Hotel where the Knights and visitors and candidates would assemble, that lunch would be served at a cost of .50 cents and dinner in the evening at $1.50 per person. The committee recommended that a charge of $1.00 each be assessed each member resident in Omaha, South Omaha and Council Bluffs, out of town members, visitors and candidates being free. The report was adopted on motion.
The following applications for membership were given first reading:
Name 		Birthplace 		Occupation 	Proposed by
Jas. E. Woodard	Omaha, Neb		Coal		J.F. Coad Jr
C.C. Allison 	Ohio			Surgeon		Dr. T.J. Dwyer
Timothy O’Callahan Ireland		Priest		F.J. Moriarty
Chas Morgan	Wisconsin		   “		Do
Jas. Ahern	Ireland			   “		Do
Arthur F. Coad 	Chyenne Wyo		Student		E.W. Simeral
Wm. P. O’Keefe	Grand Island, Ne	Clerk		J.E. O’Hern
Jno F. Bunnan	N.Y. City		Plumber 	W.P. Russell
E.C. McComack has elected a member of this council on transfer card from Loras Council No. 532 of Davenport, Iowa.
Application for membership was received of Jno. J. Donohue on transfer card from Epiphany Council No. 743 Sioux City, Iowa.
The following were elected members on regular ballot:

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Joseph O’Hanlon, Ed McShane, Thos. Swift, C.D. McLaughin, R.M. Dowing, F.P. McGaugh, J.B. Klausner, Rudolph Huber, Wm. J. McCaffrey, Robt. H. Bushman, J.T. Hogan, H.J. McCarthy, W.J. Culkin, Jno. J. Little, Jno. H. Beaton, Patrick Duffy, R.J. O’Hanlon, J.F. Langdon, E.H. McCreary, W.T. O’Hanlon, W.A. Swatek, Aug. A. Williams, S.E. Collins, J.T. Dorsey, S.R. Carney, C.J. Fiuinca, Jas. Kearney, Jno. H. Barry, M.C. O’Hern, P.S. Taggart, E.D. Fitzgearld, Bernard A. Golden.
On motion it was decided to hold a special meeting Friday April 15th and the ent. Committee was instructed to provide sandwiches and coffee. On motion the trustees were authorized to make necessary arrangements to secure the hall.
Receipts $295.49. Council closed in form meeting in adjourned session Friday eve. April 15th.

J.S. Monaghan
Recorder

Note on left Margin! Rejected: Patrick Mostyn, T.A. Donohue, Fred J. Englen, Dennis M. Sullivan.

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April 15th, 1904

The council met in adjourned session opening in form. Bills of Lewis Kenderson Florist $10.00 and J.S. Monaghan $5.00 were referred to the Board of Trustees. A communication from Bro. J.J. Fitzgearld announced the death of Fred Reumping of South Omaha and requested the refund of $15.00 to his family, this amount having accompanied his application for membership. On motion the amount was ordered refunded. On motion of Fr. McGovern the council expressed its sympathy for the widow and family of Mr. Reumping and the Recorder was instructed to convey same.
Under the head of report of committes the ent. Committee reported its report for the benefit of those not in attendance April 6th. Bro. Bourke of the robes committee reported that Geo. A. Fern & Son of Cincinnati advised of the shipment of robes for the G.K. and D.G.K. at ?retual cost viz? 15.00 each. Bro. Bourke reported further that it was expected that the Omaha Dye Works would pay this bill because of destruction of the former robes in cleaning etc.
Bro. Fitzmorris on behalf of the Trustees reported that some complications had arisen in the matter of securing the A.O.U.W. annex as a preparation room for candidates. On motion the entire matter was referred to Bro. Fitzmorris with power to act. The following candidates were elected to membership: R.J. Organ, Emmett Tinley, Jas. P. Mulqueen, Jno. T. ?Normile?, Mark Burke, L.D. Hopkins, L.J. Traynor, L.D. Dinan, Wm. J. Dermody, Thos. J. McGrath, Fred Shaffer, Thos. J. Noughton, Jno. F. O’Leary, Jno. J. Hinchley, M.C. Welsh, J.M. Fitzgearld, Jno. J. Pospisil
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Bro. Jno. Flynn in a brief talk suggested to the members that much good could be done by visits to our parochial Schools. It was decided to give the matter further consideration at a future meeting and on motion of Bro. Simeral it was made a special order of business for the first meeting in May.
Bro. J.J. Riley made an appeal to the members for patronage of the benefit entertainment of the Creighton Athletic Association to be held Tuesday April 19th.
The council closed in form.

J.S. Monaghan
Recorder
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April 20th, 1904

Council opened in form a majority of officers present. Minutes of previous meeting read and approved. Bills were referred to Board of Trustees as follows: C.B. Dugdale $2.15, J.S. Monaghan 5.00, M.S. Balduff 20.00, T.J. Fitzmorris 5.00, Total $32.15.
The trustees reported through chairman Fitzmorris approval of all bills to date. J.J. Donohue was elected a member of this council on transfer card from Epiphany Council No. 743 of Sioux City.
The following were regularly elected to membership in this council: J.E. Woodard, James Brennan, Arthor Coad, W.P. O’Keefe, W.J. Wasick, W.G. Calling, C.C. Allison, Michael Shirley, Rev. M.J. Strilek S.J., Thomas P. Redmond, Mr H?auua?, Jas. P. Smith, Bernard Dugan, Rev. T. O’Calleghan, Rev. Chas. Mugan, Jas Alume, J.T. Sullivan, J. F. Kinney, Robert Parks.
Under the head of New Business Bro. Simeral moved that the hall committee consisting of the Trustees and the chair officers be appointed in their stead. Carried.
On motion it was decided to meet in adjourned session in Court Room No 6 Friday evening April 22nd to ballot on candidates not yet reported from Natl. Headquarters. Receipts fo F.S. 122.08.
The council closed in form.

J.S. Monaghan
Recorder


Note on left margin!
Rejected by Natl Council:
Francis W. Robinson, Daniel Dee
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April 22th, 1904

The council opened in adjournment session in Court Room No 6, opening informally.
The ent. committee reported that it was estimated 268 would be in attendance on Sunday April 24th. On motion of Bro. E.C. Ryan it was decided to serve a lunch consisting of coffee and sandwiches after the exemplification of the second degree.
On motion of Bro. O’Donohue the ent. comm. Was authorized to include in its expenses the car fare for visiting Knights.
The following were regularly elected to membership:
Wm. J. Coad, D.L. Shannahan, Jas. J. Welsh, Daniel Hannon, Edw. Bourke.
The council closed informally adjourning to next regular meeting.

J.S. Monaghan
Recorder

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April 24th, 1904

Council met in A.O.U.W. Hall for the exemplification for the First, Second and Third Degrees opening in form. The Grand Knight opened the council all other officers of this council in their respective places and answering to roll call. The Financial Secretary announced sixty four candidates in waiting, whereas the Grand Knight directed the warden of Epiphany Council No. 743 to conduct the candidates to the council chamber, and resigned the gavel to Bro. J.M. Lynch, Grand Knight of Epiphany Council who with the other chair officers of that council exemplified the First Degree in a manner to bring forth the admiration of the two hundred Knights assembled.
The council again convened under the direction of the Grand Knight of Omaha Council who, after issuing the usual commands to the degree officers, unsigned the gavel to Bro. J.J. Slathery Grand Knight of Kansas City Council, the candidates being conducted to the council chamber by the Warden of Kansas City. The exemplification of the Second Degree by the officers of Kansas City Council was a satisfactory and edifying performance and made a splendid impression on the large class of candidates.
The work of the Third Degree, began about 7P.M. and lasting until 10 P.M. was conducted by T.D.S.K. T.J. Mahoney assisted by E.J. Stackhouse of Loras Council of
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Davenport Ia. who inacted the different roll of Captain of the Guard.
This degree was unanimously voted a grand success and Deputy Mahoney and his efficient C.G. were universally commended for the manner in which they conveyed the lessons of the Third Degree to the candidates who were deeply impressed. After the conferring of Knighthood on the new members all repaired to the Millard Hotel where dinner was served to nearly three hundred Knights. T.J. Nolan D.G.K. of Omaha Council presided as Toastmaster and the following program was carried out not withstanding the lateness of the hour:
“The Educated Man”		Mr. Egan of Logan Iowa
“Catholic Education” 		Judge A. Van Wagenen  Sioux City Ia.
“Impressions of the Day”	Rev. M.J. Strilsh S.J. Creighton University
“On the Sea:			James Monaghan  Lincoln 

The program was interspersed with songs by the Quartet of Omaha Council, rendered in the usual delightful and entertaining way.
The members dispersed repairing to their homes or hotels at 3A.M.

J.S. Monaghan
Recorder


Note on left margin!
Mr. Slattery of Kansas City who was to respond to a toast was compelled to leave for for that city on an early train.
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May 4th, 1904

The Council met in regular session opening in form, a majority of the officers being present. The following bills were referred to the Board of Trustees:
Dr. D.F. Lee    (Medical Examinations) 		12.00
P.H. Philbin     (Cigars this meeting)		 4.00
J.S. Monaghan (Postage Stationary Stenographics  4.70    20.70
A communication was read from Tampa Florida Council No. 667 thanking this council for a remittance of $6.00 for cigars sent out asking for a local council enterprise.
Application of Bro. J.J. Marek for membership in this council on transfer from DeLaSalle Council No. 282 of Chicago was read and lain over under the rules to next meeting.
Chairman Simeral of the entertainment committee made the following financial report on the initiation of April 24th:
Millard Hotel   (Banquet 267 guests @  $150 each )	400.50
Millard Hotel   (Acct W.G. Curley			  1.00
P.H. Philbin     (Cigars at Banquet)			 30.00
W.L. Balduff   (Sandwiches and coffee at hall)		 36.00
Music at dinner						 15.00
Burkley Printing Co  ( Menus, Notions etc. 		 38.90
A.O.U.W. Temple Ass’n 					 23.50
Committee incidental expenses 				 13.46
Wardens    incidental expenses			          1.50
  Total reported directly by committee			559.86
   T.J. Mahoney  Third Degree expense         		$52.87
     T.J. Mahoney (paid by him  
		      % R.S. Dugan J.B. O’Keefe  13.40   66.27
	Grand Total				       $626.13	

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In connection with their report the committee offered a resolution to the effect that the accounts of all brothers of Omaha, South Omaha and Council Bluffs who had not paid for their dinner tickets be charged. The resolution was adopted on motion.
The committee also submitted bills aggregating 5.00 rendered by the Millard Hotel, for the expense of five visiting Knights believed to be not directly connected with initiation expense. On motion of Bro. O’Hern the Recorder was instructed to forward these bills to the Financial Secretary of Epiphany Council for verification.
Bro. O’Donohue called attention to a recent publication of A.C. Clurg of Chicago under the form of a novel by Wm. Dana Orpult, called Robert Caviler, Purporting to deal with history of the early explorations and missions of the Jusuit Fathers, and offered a resolution condemning the work as a tissue of falsehoods, misrepresentation and perversions of historical facts. On motion of Bro. O’Hern the Recorder was instructed to forward copies of the resolution to the National Secretary and the Secretary of the Illinois State Council.
The Grand Knight called attention to a leakage in the council proceedings. On motion of Bro. O’Hern the through investigation of this matter was made a special order of business for the next meeting of the council.
On motion of Bro. J.M. Schmidt the Warden was instructed to procure buttons having the insignia of the order for all brothers not
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The proposition of Bro. Jno. Flynn in reference to visitations at the schools was laid over on motion for consideration at the next meeting of the council.
   Receipts of Fin. Secty. 			$1081.03
   Receipts of Fin. Secty.  % dinners              60.00
					Total 	         $1141.03
The council closed in form.

					J.S. Monaghan 
							Recorder
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May 18th, 1904

The council opened in form , a majority of officers failing to respond to roll call. The Worthy Lecturer presided. The following bills were referred to the Board of Trustees:
J.H. Schmidt  (cigars & Postage)			 $4.65
J.S. Monaghan  (Postage etc)				  6.00
R.C. Peters & Co. (Rent for hall Feb,Mar,Apr,May         40.00
Geo. A. Fern & Son  (New G.K. D.G.K. robes)              30.00
Omaha Dye Works (Cleaning Robes)		         18.00         $95.65
The committee on robes recommended that the Dye Works be asked to pay the difference between the amount of their bill as rendered and the cost of new G.K. and D.G.K. robes or $12.00. The report of the committee was adapted on motion of Bro. Fitzmorris.
Communication was received and read as follows: Natl. Secty. acknowledging receipt of resolution condeming the publication “Robert Caviler” and one from P.L. McCardle of Chicago D.S.K. to the same effect both advising that the matter would be brough to the attention of the National Officers at their first meeting. One from the M.J. Feely Co. of Chicago quoting a price of ten cents each on two gross lots of election plate lapel K. of C. Buttons. Action on the matter was deferred awaiting samples which the Warden advised he had requested.
Brother J.J. Monks was elected an insurance member of this council on transfer from De LaSalle Council No. 282 of Chicago.
The entertainment committee reported that they had arranged for a dance
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at Metropoliton Hall on the evening of May 24th at a cost of $1.00 to each member attending, advising that to secure the necessary conncessions from the clerk an attendance of 200 must be guaranteed, and that this sum would not cover the expense. To this end the committee asked the council to appropriate $75.00. Chairman Fitzmorris of the Board of Trustees opposed this on the grounds of irregularity, but the council voted the sum of $100.00 as a maximum limit for the usage of the committee on substitute motion of Bro. R.J. Bourke.
The Trustees reported approval of bills aggregating $635.63 among these being a comprise with the A.O.U.W. Temple Ass’n of $20.00 as ?rg ? the bill as rendered for $23.50.
Brother Jno. Flynn spoke briefly on his origional proposition that the council make provisions for visitations to the Parochial Schools. On motion of Bro. T.F. Swift the matter of formulating plans to this end was referred to a committee consisting of Rev. Chaplain Chairman, Bro. Jno. Flynn, the Grand Knight and Lecturer with request that they report to the council.
Chairman Fitzmorris of B. of T. reported that the hall in present use by the council would in a short time be occupied by one of the Judges of the District Court and advised the council to look up another location. On motion of Bro. T.F. Swift the Chair appointed a committee of three for this purpose the committee consisting
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of Bros. C.J. Smyth, Martin Laugdon, D.J. O’Donohue.
On motion the Grand Knight was requested to draw a warrant on the treasurer for $15.00 to refund amount paid by candidate C.D. McLaughton, who has permanently removed to the east.
On motion of Bro T.F. Swift the matter of investigation of leakage of council business was made a special order of business for the next meeting owing to the absence of a majority of the officers from this meeting.
Receipts of F.S. $31.12
Council closed in form.

J.S. Monaghan
Recorder
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June 1st, 1904

The Council met in regular session opening in form, a majority of the officers being present. The following bills were referred to the Board of Trustees:
Trustees (P.H. Philbin )	Cigars			$5.00
Burkley Printing Co.  Printing				11.50
J.F. Dimick    Orchestra 				17.00
J.W. & E.E. Arnold  Floral Decorations	                 7.50
Metropolitan Club (Service and Hall		       107.50 	     $143.50

   The following applications for membership were given first reading:	 
Name 			Birthplace 		Occupation 	Proposed by 
Harry S. Keefe 		Osage Ia.  		Lawyer 		Rev. J Jeanettee
Joseph Reusing 		Paderbom, Germany	Priest 		Do        “
A communication was received from the manager of the Omaha Dye Works denying responsibility for the destruction of two robes and requesting payment for work done as well as relief from bill rendered for $12.60. On motion of Bro. Simeral the matter was referred to the Deputy Warden with power to adjust.
Bro. Martin Laugdon on behalf of the hall committee reported that committee had determined various halls some of which were found to be suitable in themselves but undesirably located; that the A.O.U.W. Hall on 14th Street could be secured for the first and third Tuesdays of each month after July 1st at a cost of $15.00 per month. On motion of Bro. Fitzmorris this part of the committees report was adapted and the Trustees were instructed to execute a lease for one year from July 1st.
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June 1st, 1904

The Warden reported receipt form the W.J. Feely Co of Chicago, without order of 7 ½ dozen K. of C. buttons. On examination there were found to be unsuitable and on motion of Bro. J.H. Schmidt the warden was instructed to return them and provide two gross of buttons similar to those presented to charter members by Kansas City Council.
The entertainment committee in connections with its report on the entertainment of May 24th recommended that the regular charge of 1.00 be assessed against all members who had sent to the committee their acceptance of the invitation. On motion the recommendation was adopted. The committee partial report was referred back to it for completion.
On motion of Bro. Nolan the Recorder was instructed to make due acknowledgment of an invitation receive from Charles Carroll of Carrolton Council of O’Neill to their initiation exercises on Sunday June 5th.
Bro. McDivitt suggested that the council give an outing to the orphans of St James Orphanage. After considerable discussion it was decided on motion to referrer a matter to a committee of seven, who were asked to secure the cooporation of the Ladies, the committee consisting of Bros. Nolan, O’Donohue, J.H. Schmidt, O.Shaughenssy, Boland, McDivitt, and F.J. Moriarity. A maximum appropriation of $50.00 called by Bro. Nolan, was voted to the committee for this purpose. Attentention to the recent death of the mother of Bro C.A. Melcher and moved that the Recorder send to Bro. Melcher the condolonces of this council.
The meetion adjourned council closed informally.

J.S. Monaghan
Recorder
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July 15th, 1904

The Council met in north hall building seventeenth and Douglas, the Grand Knight presiding.
Minutes of meeting June 1st were read and approved.
Bills of    W.A. Mauaer			2.50
            C.B. Dugdale		1.50
	    Hayden Bros.		2.55
were referred to the treasurer.
Bills of officers of K.C. Council who performed our work at last initiation amounting to $65.25 and also communications from G.K. of K.C. Council in reference to the bills were read and on motion was made and seconded the bills be referred to the Trustees and if on examination found just to order them paid. Amended to read, that they be referred to Trustees for examination and if they found it was the custom throughout the country to pay the expenses of visiting officers to order them paid.
Substitute, that the bills be referred to Trustees, and that it is sense of Council that bills be paid. The substitute was carried.
Committee on outing given to Orphans submitted their report and also bills contracted, and report was accepted, and bills referred to Trustees, and with the recommendation they be paid.
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July 15th, 1904

Hall committee reported they had engaged Chambers Hall, 17th & Douglas at a monthly rental of nine dollars per month. Meetings to be held first and third Fridays of each month, and asked that rent be paid in advance on presentation of bill to Trustees. The recommendation was passed by council. J.C. Kensler, Attorney, 116 No 25th St, 35 years of age, was proposed for associate member by A. Kensler.
Moved and seconded that a list of new members be printed and delivered to all members.
The G.K. announced that a man named Dolan in circulating as a fellow knight but he is a fraud and it desired that members be on the lookout for him.
Motion made and carried that council arrange with Creighton Alumni Ass’n for a course of lectures this winter. Motion made and carried that council meet on first Friday of September unless a special meeting was called by G.K. previous to that date.
Meeting of summer outing was mentioned and committee on picnic stated that they understood that the orphans picnic was intended as the outing for council. Moved and seconded that the entertainment committee arrange outing for the summer. Carried.
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July 15th, 1904

It was moved and seconded that a few members be appointed to assist the entertainment committee to arrange the outing. Carried.
Brothers McDivitt, Daily, Bolan and Galvin were appointed.
A motion was made and seconded that each member be sent a notice asking whether or not he desired to attend and outing and pay $1.50 for his participation, and mail answer to chairman entertainment committee. Also after receiving the replies the committee to decide whether or not it was desirable to give outing. Motion was carried.
Motion was made and carried that fifty dollars be appropriated. Carried.
The Board of Trustees presented their report and being read as follows:
Balance on hand Jan 1-04				522.10
		Receipts		        1780.68
		Total			        2332.78
	Disbursements 			        1534.53
		Balance July 1			 798.25
Also amount being held by Fin Secy		 169.86
Which should be included, makes			 968.11
244 members in good standing of whom 51 are insurance members, 59 are initiated and 2 suspended. Also that $36.60 was due each secretary for his services for the six months past, recommended that amount be paid them.
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The report was accepted and placed on file. A motion was made that an order be drawn for the Fin. Secy and Recorder for $36.60 each. Motion carried.
Moved and seconded that Bro. Donohue be appointed a committee to interview Judge Neville and see if any arrangements could be made towards securing a hall in his new building on 16th & Harney, and advise chair officers of his success. Carried.
 
Receipts  to July 1st   	$169.86
		To Date	    	  35.89
			  	 205.75

Council adjourned in form.

			J.J. Riley   Act. Secy.	
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September 2nd, 1904

Council opened in form with a majority of the officers present. Minutes of meeting of July 15th were read and approved. Bills were referred to the Board of Trustees as follows:
J.S. Monaghan $6.90, Burkley Printing Co. 6.25. The council voted on the approval of the recommendation of the Trustees that the G.K. draw a warrant on the Treasurer each month for payment of hall rent without further action on the part of the Trustees. Voted also that bills of the Kansas City Degree Team or expenses incidental to the initiation of April 24th, aggregating 65.25 be paid at once.
On motion of Bro. Jno. Rush voted on acceptance of Fr. Judge’s invitation to participate in the ceremonies of the dedication of the New parochial Schools of Sacred Heart Parish. D.J. O’Brien was named chairman of the committee on reception of Knights and their ladies with power to choose the other members of the committee.
The entertainment committee through its chairman reported having had a conference with the faculty of Creighton University and the Chaplain of the council regarding a course of lectures under the auspices of the council during the coming winter. The council voted to the committee authority to make arrangements for this form of entertainment. See details of the report on file 7.
It was decided on motion to celebrate “Landing Day” by giving an informal dinner and dance to entertainment committee with instructions to provide the entertainment as near as possible
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To October 12th. Bro. D.J. O’Donohue on behalf of the hall committee reported that the building of an extra story on a new structure in contemplation was as yet uncertainty.
Financial Secty’s receipts $61.74
Council closed in form.

J.S. Monaghan
Recorder

September 16th, 1904

Council opened in form with a majority of the officers present. Minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved. Bill of J.S. Monaghan for $3.25 was referred to Board of Trustees.
The entertainment committee through chairman Simeral reported that arrangements had been made for informal dinner and dance at the Metropolitan Club rooms on Oct. 20th. Tickets for each Knight and lady to cost $1.50 extra ladies $1.00 each.
Father Judge of this council and Fr. White of Dunlap Ia. also a member of the order were reported sick in St. Joseph Hospital. The D.G.K. was instructed on motion to convey the councils best wishes for their speedy recovery and also to see that flowers were sent there.
On motion the Recorder was instructed to send notices to members that the K. of C. especially desired to see the ball game given for the benefit of the Home of the Good Shepherd a success. Voted that the first meeting in November be a social session.
Receipts 61.07

J.S. Monaghan
Recorder
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October 7th, 1904

Council meet in regular session opening informally owing to the absence to a majority of the chair officers. Minutes of previous meeting was read and approved. Bills were referred to Board of Trustees as follows:
The Reverend Chaplain $5.00 Henderson Florist 10.00 Fin. Secty 7.00 Recorder 6.25 Natl Secty 9.25 P.H. Philbin 4.00 Chambers Acad??ing 9.00 Berkley Printing Co. 2.50 W.J. Feely Co. 36.00 Treasurer(Abbot Gasquet)100.00 A communication from Newbrugh N.Y. Council No 444 enclosing tickets to the amount of $5.00 and requesting this council to take stock in this new building to that amount, was on motion laid on the table.
Under the head of Good of the Order Fr.Stenson of St Philomena’s favored the council with a description with his recent trip and through Ireland, which the members found highly instructive and entertaining and which was received with much enthusiasm.
Considering the number and variety of the entertainment’s in the city at this time the meeting in the matter of attendance at least was very flattering.
Receipts of Fin. Secty. $254.40

J.S. Monaghan
Recorder
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October 21st, 1904

No meeting account no Quorum.

J.S. Monaghan
Recorder

November 4th, 1904

Council opened in form. Minutes of previous meeting was read and approved. Bills were referred to the Board of Trustees as follows: Burkley Printing Co. $20.25, Execlsior $1.25, E.W. Simeral 1.50, A.J. Taggart $4.00, J.S. Monaghan 2.75, J.E. O’Hern 6.35, P.H. Philbin 3.50.
A letter from the National Secty. was read calling attention to the laxity of Councils in remitting on their assessments, and a recent ruling of the Board of Directors making suspension the penalty of failure to make such remittance on the tenth of the month following that in which the assessment is made.
An invitation was read from Sioux City to initiation exercises by Epiphany Council No. 743 on Sunday Nov 13th. The recorder was instructed to make due acknowledgement. ??
The chairman of the entertainment committee reported that a lecture would be given at Creighton University Auditorium Wednesday eve Nov. 23rd By Fr. M.J. Stritch S.J., subject, “The reformation and Modern Progress” under the combined auspices of the Knights of Columbus and the Alumni Association of the University.
Chairman Fitzmorris of the Board of Trustees reported approval of all bills to date.
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November 4th, 1904

The death of Bro. P.J. Reilly on Oct 21st was officially announced. The G.K. appointed a committed of five to arrange for a memorial exercise the committee consisting of Bros. F.J. McShane Chmn, Dr. P.M. Riley, P.G.H. Boland, T.F. Swift, W.P. Russell. On motion it was decided to hold the memorial exercises in the afternoon of the Sunday following the memorial Mass. Voted to give committee full power to act in arrangements.
On motion the Trustees instructed to secure a change in meeting night from Friday to Thursday if possible.
Council closed in form
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J.S. Monaghan
Recorder

November 18th, 1904

Council opened in form, the D.G.K. presiding. Minutes of previous meeting read and approved. Bills were referred to Board of Trustees as follows: C.D. Hntclmison? 4.55, Burkley Printing Co. 3.50,C.B. Dugdale 1.00, J.S. Monaghan 5.10.
On motion the council decided to begin preparation for initiation of a class of candidates fixing the date at the first Sunday in February. On motion the recorder was instructed to send out a circular letter apprising members of this fact. Receipts $413.08. Council closed in form.

J.S. Monaghan
Recorder
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December 2nd, 1904

Council opened in form the Worthy Lecturer presiding in the absence of the G.K. and D.G.K. Minutes of previous meeting were read and approved. Bills were referred to the Board of Trustees as follows: Burkley Printing Co. $79.00, Memorial Committee 10.00. The application for membership of H.J. McKerna birthplace Omaha, Occupation Clerk, proposed by Bro. Joseph O’Hanlon was given first reading.
Chairman Fitzmorris of the Board of Trustees reported approval of all bills received to date. Father McCarthy has reproted ill at St Joseph Hospital and members were requested to visit him.
Father Ahern called attention to the course of lectures being given at Creighton University and recommended them to members as of great profit to all who attend them. Upon moton of Bro. Fitzmorris the council decided that this should be an adjournment session and the recorder was instructed to notify all members of this fact and also call attention to the lecture on 20th inst.
It was suggested by Bro. J.E. O’Hern that the correct address , residence and business, and occupation be forwarded to the Recorder and that a list of the membership be printer and a copy sent to each member. This was adopted on motion. Receipts of Fin. Secty. $76.56.

T.F. Swift Secty Pro tem
J.S. Monaghan Recorder
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December 16th, 1904

Knight, Warden, and Inside Guard. Call for new business, under which lead the election of officers for the coming year is in order, the Grand Knight reading the obligations pertaining thereto, the following officers were elected:
Thomas J. Fitzmorris 		Grand Knight
D. J. O’Donaghue		Deputy Grand Knight
W. J. Coad 			Chancellor
R. E. Burke			Warden
J. H. Schmidt			Treasurer
J. E. O’Hern			Trustee   3 years
Joseph Kopeitz			Recorder
C. B. Dugdale 			Financial Secretary
T. F. Swift 			Lecturer
John Galvin			Advocate
P. Boland			Deputy Warden
Rev.  P. A. McGovern		Chaplain
E. A. McCreary			Organist
Wm. O’Keefe			Inside Guard
W. R. O’Shaugnessy  (applications)Outside Guard 
 
   The following applications were given first reading:

Name 			Birthplace 	Occupation	Proposed by
James J. Bowers		Omaha		Cattle Buyer	John T. Sullivan
John E. Murphy		Omaha		Auditor		D.F. Lee
Matthew D. Gallagher 	Council Bluffs	Salesman	S.T. McAtee
Hubert L. Finley	Mt.Sterling, Il	Cashier		“	“
John T. Mulqueen	Washington	Salesman	“	“
Charled M. Garvey	Omaha		Laundry		F. J. Moriarty
Duff Green 		Missouri	Real Estate	“	“



Note!
	Rev. Patrick A. McGovern  was Pastor St. Philomena's Cathedral, Omaha
 
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December 16th, 1904

The following gentlemen were appointed to confer with the President of Creighton University and arrange for permanent quarters if possible in the new Law School Building. D.J. O’Donaghue, T.J. Fitzmorris, D.J. O’Brien.
Trustees approved all bills submitted.
Territorial District Deputy T.J. Mahoney advised the members present of the coming institution of a council at Columbus, January 8th 1905. Also of a class at Lincoln January 15th1905. Both of which the members are requested to attend. Also presented a letter cautioning the entertainment com. about extravagance at their banquets etc. etc.
Bros. O’Brien, Boland and Burke were appointed a committee to look after accommodations and railroad fares and advise the recorder at the earliest possible moment.
The Recorder was instructed to mail notices of said initiations to all the members requesting a reply signifying their intentions. Financial Secretary reported receipts 116.97. The sympathy of the council was extended to Bro. Thomas Moran of Wayne Nebraska on account of his child who was burned to death.
Council closed in form.

T.F. Swift Acting Recording Secty.
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January 6th, 1905

Council meet in regular session opening in form. Reading of the minutes of previous meeting was postponed on account of special business on hand for this meeting.
The following bills were referred to the Board of Trustees: Millard Hotel 5.00, J.H. Schmidt $5.20, P.H. Philbin $8.00, Burkley Printing Co. $12.00.
Bro. D.J. O’Brien chairman of committee on Columbus institution reported completion of arrangements for the excursion to that city.
Bro. D.J. O’Donoughoe of the hall committee reported that in an interview with Father Dowling of Creighton University the latter had advised that if this council decided to take a hall in the new building the room would be arranged as desired.
The trustees through chairman T.J. Fitzmorris made their report for the six months ending this date:
Cash on hand at last report		$792.25
Receipts from all sources 		1254.77   $2052.02
		Disbursements				  1005.58 
   		Cash balance			         $10.47.44


Note!

The building would be the  Edward Creighton Institute of law at 210 So 18 St, Omaha.  
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Membership:
Insurance members July 1st 1904	52
Transfers			 1         51
Associate members July 1st 1904193
Reduced by death	      1
By resignation 		      1
By suspention 		      6  -8	185    
Total membership			236

   We find the books of the Financial Secretary and Treasurer kept in proper order, and lawful vouchers on file for all moneys expended.
Under the by laws the Financial Secretary and Recorder are entitled each to $34.40 and the outside guard the amount of his dues $1.50 for period covered by this report.

Signed Thomas J. Fitzmorris
Wm. Hayden
Board of Trustees
Trustees report accepted and placed on file on motion of Father McGovern. Voted to authorize Grand Knight to draw warrants on treasurer in favor of financial and recording secretaries and outside guard in accordance with report.
The following applications for membership were given first reading:
Name Birthplace Occupation Proposed by Louis A. McKernan Kansas Special Officer J.E. O’Hern J.L. McCarthy Nebraska Physician P.S. Taggart D.J. Harley Mass. Law Student J.A. Kerwan Thomas J. Higgins Nebraska Medical Student J.G. Laugton James C. Kinsler Illinois Attorney A.V. Kinsler
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Name 		   Birthplace 		Occupation	Proposed by
James A. Grace 	   Nebraska		Clerk RR office	R.D. O’Neill
Arthur J. Kennedy  Omaha, Neb.		Clerk		P.H. Gillispie
Charles S.Burke	   Neb. City, Neb		Clerk		C.P. Moriarty
John F. McQuinllan Philadelphia		Hat Business	J.A. Kerwan
W.J. Shanahan 	   St. Paul, Minn.	Bookkeeper 	E.P. Melady
Edward Kelly	   Platte Co. Neb.	Postman 	W.P. Russell
Patrick M. Egan    Sandusky, Ohio	Forman UPRR	Jno. W. Galvin
Wm. Wilkenson	   ?Peru? Ind.		Forman		J.E. O’Hern
Louis Zadina	   Bohemia		Florist 	J.H.Kopietz
Michael J. Crow?   Quincy, Ill	 	Bookkeeper	W.P. Russell
Mathew E. Donohue  Ill.			Practice of Osteopathy	P. Duffy
Frank T. Seybert   Benett Haven, Pa	Physician Surgeon S.T. McAtee
Thomas F. Ryan	   Chicago, Ill		Forman		J.E. O’Hern
John C. Rosse	   Council Bluffs, Ia	Telegraph opr	J.E. O’Hern
Edward Malone	   Springfield, Ohio	Bookkeeper  	John Hughes
Timothy Kelly 	   Mason City, Ill	Railway PO Clerk S.F. McAtee
James T. Bours	   Omaha		Cattle Buyer Cpgco J.T. Sullivan
Mathew M. McGrath  Godridge, Ont	Telegrapher	J.E. O’Hern
William P. Collins Kansas		Packinghouse	John E. O’Hern
D.J. Harrington    Galena, Ill		Railroad Worker	S.J. McAtee
Henry F. Rohling   Germany		Cashier		S.F. Gogly
Robert J. Melia	   Ireland		Carpenter contractor P.J. Taggart
Frank L. Manning   Lyons Iowa		Lumber clerk	Rev. M.L. Daly
Bro. D.J. O’Brien tendered his resignation as member of committee on arrangements, owing to his contemplated absence from the city. + Bro. T.F. Swift was appointed to fill the vacancy.
Voted to instruct the Board of Trusees to secure hall for initiation exercise on the last
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Sunday in February or the first Sunday in March. Territorial Deputy Supreme Knight T.J. Mahoney appeared and installed the officers elected to the various positions for the ensuing year. Ceremonies were very impressive.
Bro. Rush introduced verbal resolution to extend thanks of council to retiring officers.
The Grand Knight called attention of members the lecture to be given at Creighton University on January 17th.
The Territorial Deputy Supreme Knight brought to the attention of the council the death of M.D. Roach said to be a member of the order from Cleveland, Ohio, and inquired if he was a member in good standing.
On motion of Bro. Kennedy it was decided to secure this information by telegraph if possible and to authorize the Grand Knight to make desired arrangements to give the body of the deceased proper recognition on its arrival here on Monday January 9th.
Receipts of Fin. Secretary $188.17
Council closed in form.

J.H. Kopeitz Rec. Sec
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January 20th, 1905

Council opened in form with a majority of officers present. Minutes of December 16th and January 6th approved and read. The following bills were read and referred to Trustees: R.J. Bourke 3.00, T.F. Dunn 1.50, Chas. Ed????r 10.00, D.J. O’Brien 50.50, T.F. Swift 13.75 and 3.90, P.H. Philbin 5.00.
Under the head of reports of committees Deputy Grand Knight D.J. O’Donaghue reported that Father Dowling had shown him the proposed halls in the Creighton Law Building. The west hall being about 26 x 70 ft. with a 15 foot anti room. The east hall being about 40 x 46 feet. The east hall appeared most suitable one. Bro. C.J. Smyth reported that he also had visited the building and found the east hall to be 42 x 46 feet and suggested to Father Dowling that it would be desirable to build a wall about five feet from the west wall and running parallel therewith this wall to form back for a number of lockers to be used by this council. Father Dowling thought that the desired alteration in plan could be made. If the wall and lockers were built, the dimensions of main hall would be about 35 x 64 feet.
The Grand Knight asked the committee to continue the good work. The following applications for membership were given first reading:
Name 		Birthplace 	Occupation 		Proposed by
James N. McShane Omaha		Clerk RR Headquarters 	J. O. Hanlan
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Name 		Birthplace 		Occupation 	Proposed by

Frank D. Lowery	Omaha			Shipping Clerk	J.A. Gentleman
John J. Rooney	Nebraska		Book Keeper 	“	“
John F. Burke	Ohio			Trav Salesman	Patrick Duffy
James Francis Kane  Ireland		Dry Goods Sales	T.P. Redmond
John A. O’Keefe Massachusetts		RR conductor 	D.J O’Donahue
E.M. Hagen	      “			Dentistry 	E.F. Hogan
Robert Stuart	Walnut			Retail procedure D.J. O’Donahue
John T. Kelley 	Davenport Iowa		Lumber salesman	T.F. Quinlan
Edward J. McElgum Saginaw, Mich		Letter carrier 	Edward Price
Thos. J. McShane New Lexington, Ohio	Dry Goods Salesman J.H. Schmidt
Joseph T. Green Scranton, Penn		Student 	D.J. Riley
August A. Miller Indiana		Fire Chief	J.E. O’Hern
Bro. W.T.F. Brown 3 degree member of Fort Dodge Council #613 presented his transfer card for the action of this council.
Bro. O’Hern moved that the Financial Secty. inform the council of the loss of membership by transfer resignation and suspension.
Motion amended to instruct recorder that he includes such reported resignations and suspensions in his next notice to members. Motion carried as amended.
The Financial Secretary reported the following persons have forfeited their membership:
H.B. Mathews resigned, W.H. Buckly, D.J. Costello, Frank Gartner, W.R. Moran, J.A. Madden suspended account none payment of dues & assessments.
Bro. O’Hern reported that the Trustees have approved bills to the amount of $30.20.
Motion by Bro. Smyth that soon after the expected initiation the Financial Secretary prepares a list of all members giving their correct address,
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Occupation, and have same printed in a form which will fit in the by laws books. Motion carried.
Bro. Nolan spoke of the small attendance at council meetings and offered the following motion, that the recorder mails every member an inquiry asking how many meetings he has attended the past year. Bro Kennedy moved to amend the motion that the lecturer provides entertainment at meetings that will attract good attendance. Amendment carried.
Worthy Grand Knight announced the sick committee as follows: Bros. D.C. Hurly, P.G.H. Boland, Emmett McCreay N.J. Dermody, W.P. Russell of Omaha, Thomas Nolan, John Hughes, and E.P. Melady of South Omaha and Jno. P. Organ of Council Bluffs.
Under the head of Good of the Order Worthy Lecturer Swift took charge for the first time and thanked the members for the honor they have conferred upon him by electing him to the position. Worthy Lecturer announced that ???? Worthy T.D.S. Knight T.J. Mahoney will not be present as expected.
Worthy Lecturer announced the following standing committee: J.E. O’Hern, J.F. Daily, E.P. Moriarty, E.J. Green, A.E. Welsh, J.S. Little, E.W. Simeral and J.A.C. Kennedy.
Bro. C.J. Smyth spoke of the duties and conduct of the knights. In part he spoke of brothers indulging excessivly in intoxicating drinks and appearing on the streets in such condition thereby giving scandal to this order and their religion. Bro. Smyth advised that brothers should first in a brotherly way consul and admonish the erring brother to
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desist from such conduct unbecoming a Knight and if the erring brother gives no heed to the brotherly ?entreties? and does not amend his way then suspend him from membership of this order.
Receipts of meeting $47.41
Council closed in form.

J.H. Kopietz Recorder
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February 3rd, 1905

Council meet in regular session opened in form. Majority of officers failing to respond to roll call. Minutes of January 20th meeting approved as read. The following bills were read:
   
Bill of J.H. Schmidt initiation supplies and postage 		2.75
Chambers Academy Co.  February rent				9.00
T.J. Fitzmorris Grand Knight  Postage book & Telegram		3.90
Burkley Printing Co. Jany 9 Postal prtg & adressing Lunch 8.00
   “	     “   “  Jany 10 Tickets for McGovern lecture  4.25
   “	“	“ 	“13 Circular Letter   “	      “	  7.50
      “		“	“18 Postal notice of meeting 	  4.75
      “		“	“28 1000 letter heads		  8.75
      “		“	“28 1700 envelopes		  4.25 32.50
J.H. Kopietz Preparing and mailing 236 letter notices  		7.50
Total amount of bills presented                 $55.65	

On motion bills were referred to Trustees.
   The following candidates were regularly elected to membership:

Name 		 Address		Occupation 	Proposed by
James Kinsler 	 116 No 25 Ave Omaha	Attorney	A.V. Kinsler
Charles M.Garvey 128 So 25 Ave Omaha	Laundryman	J.A. Kerwan
Daniel J. Hurley 514 No 23rd   Omaha	Student		J.A. Kerwan	
Duff Green	 2564 Harney  Omaha	Real Estate 	F.J. Moriarty
Edward Kelley 	 2120 Burdette Omaha	Letter Carrier	W.P. Russell
Jno G. McQuinllan 815 So 19th  Omaha  	Sales man	J.A. Kerwan
H.J.McKenna	 1402 Parkwilde St Oma	Shipping clerk	
M.J. Crowe	 1414  No 16st Omaha	Book keeper	W.P. Russell
Edward J. Mahone 2015 Cass St  Omaha	Book Keeper	Jno Hughes
Arthur J.Kennedy 2336 So 10th    Omaha	clerk		C.H. Gilespie
W.J. O’Shanahan	 118 So 10th St Omaha	Bookkeeper	E.P. Melady
Mathew M.McGrath 2823 Franklin St Oma   Telegrapher 	J.E. O’Hern
James T. Bowers  903 So 31st St Omaha	Cattle Buyer 	J. Sullivan
T.J. Fitzgerald 	1207 S0 28th St Omaha	Postman			
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Name 		Address 		Occupation	Proposed by
W.J. Wilkinson 	25th & F  St   Omaha    Forman 		J.E. O’Hern
Louis Zadina 	36th & T St 	Omaha	Florist 	J.H. Kopietz
M.D. Gallagher	626 Washington Ave C.B. Salesman 	T.F. McAtee
Frank T.Seybert 534 1st Ave C.B. Iowa	Physician	  “	“
John T.MulQueen	719 7th Ave C.B. Iowa	Salesman	  “	“
Herbert L.Tinley112 Glen Ave C.B. Iowa	Ass’t Cashier	  “	“
Timothy Kelly	709 6th Ave C.B. Iowa	RY Postal Clerk	  “	“
Henry F. Rohling779 Madison Ave C.B. 	Cashier 	E.F. Cogley
D.J. Harrington 1004 Seventh Ave C.B. 	Mess exp Co	T.F. McAtee
Carry S. Keefe	West Point Neb		Attorney 	Rev Joseph Ruesing   “	“	“		Clergyman			
Patrick J. MeliaGretna, Neb		Carpenter	P.N. Taggart
Frank L. Manning  ?erna, Neb		Lumber Merchant	Rev. J. Daly
Joseph C Moore	Anselmo, Neb		Hrdwre merchant	“	“  “
By a vote of insurance members J.A.C. Kennedy was transferred from associate to insurance membership. W.H. Brown Third Degree member of Fort Dodge Council #613 was by ballot elected associate member of this council. The following applications for membership were given first reading for insurance members:
Name 		Address		      Occupation 	Proposed by	 F.J. Bradly	608   No 41 Ave Omaha 			C.P. Moriarty
J.F. Russell	401 No 24th St Omaha  Meat Merchant	Melcher
Daniel Harrigan	621 So 18th St Omaha  Lawyer		W.J. Coad
Chas Ederor?	2904 ?istol St Omaha  Florist 		T.J. Fitzmorris
P.B.Murry	317 So 16th St Omaha  Meat Merchant	C.B. Dugdale
Rev. P. Gannon	719 So 28th Omaha     Priest		Rev. Jas O’Hern
Fred Hammilton 	20th & Levenworth Oma Banker		C.B. Dugdale
W.R. English	1122 So 28th Omaha    Clerk at Cudahy	E.J. Green
P.J. Langdon	Gretna Neb	      Banker		P.S. Taggart
T.J. Mullin	2523 Davenport  Omaha Grocer		J.B. Klausner


Note on left margin! Rejected J.L. McCarthy Gretna Neb Physician
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Name 		Address		     Occupation 	Proposed by
P.J. Dempsy 	1123 So 28th Omaha   Lieut. Fire Dept	J.H. Schmidt
M.J. Dineen	924 No 25th Ave OmahaAsst Chief		J.H. Schmidt
Francis McMahon	610 No 20th St Omaha Bookkeeper 	Thos. F. Larkin
William McGuigan2814 E St Omaha	     Forman Armour	J.E. O’Hern
C.L. Hoffler 	724 So 19th St.Omaha Physician		Fr. Stenson
A.  O’Brien	1032 6th Ave C.B.IowaTrav Salesman	T. F. McAtee
John J. Gillin 	116 No 39th St Omaha City Clerk		T.J. Moriarty
James Robins	Lyons Neb	     Dentist		J.T. Hogan
John Sullivan	4211 Harney St Omaha Trav Salesman	E.J. Green
Wm. Dugan 	303 No 23rd St Omaha Mechanist helper 	D.J. Farrell
Louis Lesieur 	Papillion Neb	     Real estate Ins	Phil F. McAvroy
E.A. Lichnovsky	614 No 22nd st Omaha Clerk Cudahys	J.H. Kopietz
S.L. Winters 	No 39th st Omaha     Attorney 		Rbt Parks
E.O. Dugan	Fremont Neb	     Forman 		F.W. Koener
Frank S. Keogh	208 So 26th st Omaha Wholesale Grocer 	C.B. Dugdale
Eugene Sullivan 711 So 19th Omaha    Ins Salesman	J.A.C. Kennedy
Wm. J. Creedon	2120 California OmahaContractor 	J.A. Kerwan
Frank J. Beaton	604 So 28th Omaha			C.B. Dugdale
Lou J. Fraynor 	3216 California Omaha			L.J. Fraynor Sr
Joseph P. Foley	874 So 22nd ST Omaha			H.G. Revive
Rev. J.F. McCarthy Schuler Neb	     Priest		Rev. D.P. Harrington
W.P. Traynor	3316 Myrtle AveOmaha Prescription clerk	L.J. Traynor
Bro. J.E. O’Hern reported that the Trustees have approved all bills read at last meeting. Committee reported that proper arrangements were made for the A.O.U.W. hall for March 3rd. Bro. Simeral called attention to death of Mrs. W.R. O’Shaughnessy and moved that the Grand Knight and Chancellor extend the condolences of this council to Bro. O’Shaughnessy
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Under the head of bills and committees a communication from T.D.S.K. had been read calling a convention of all the councils in Nebraska to be held in Omaha March 4th for the purpose to organize state council. On motion action on this communication was deferred until next meeting.
Owing to the lateness of the hour, on motion the Good of the Order was omitted.
Receipts of meeting $79.09.

Bro. C.J. Smyth moved that the Grand Knight be authorized to draw a warrant for $15.00 in favor of the heirs of Fred Reumping deceased, it being the amount of initiation fee paid with applications. Motion carried.
Council closed in form.

J.H. Kopietz
Recorder

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February 17th, 1905

Council met in regular session opening in form. Roll call disclosed majority of officers absent. Minutes of February 3rd read and approved.
The following bills were read and referred to Board of Trustees:
Burkley Printing Co.  Feby 7th 1800 Lecture tickets 	4.25
J.H. Kopietz  Feby 14th notice of meeting to members 	7.50
Total of bills					      $14.75
Reports of special committees under this head. The Worthy Chancellor in behalf of the committee appointed at last meeting offered resolution as follows: Whereas death has suddenly visited the home of one of our beloved brethren, William A. O’Shaughnessy. Whereas it has pleased divine providence to bereave a husband of a loving and dutiful wife: and in her untimely loss children mourn a mother of affectionate devotion to their early development and much needed care, and whereas in her death a father is left to care for and nurture a child in the very throes of infancy at a time when the home is filled with joy and thanksgiving and the lavish affection of a mother is spend upon a newborn babe, and whereas the sudden and sad death is the ordination of Gods will and not our way, therefore be it, resolved by the Knights of Columbus in this council assembled, that we deeply regret the sorrow that has visited the home of our brother removing as it as a loving wife, a devoted mother and a through Christian woman and
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Be it further resolved; that we tender our brother, the bereaved husband, our sincere sympathy in his irreparable loss and be it further resolved; that a copy of this resolution be spread upon the minutes of this society and that a copy be sent to Bro. O’Shaughnessy. On motion the resolution was adopted and ordered spread upon the minutes of this council.
The following named persons were regularly elected to membership in this council:
Name 			Residence 		Occupation 		 
Mathew E. Donohue 	4344 Franklin St Omaha	Ostopathy
James H. McShane Jr.	1906 Chicago St Omaha	Clerk
Jno T. Kelley 		3009 Burdett St Omaha	Lumber Salesman
Thomas J. McShane 	822 No 23rd St Omaha	Salesman
Jno. T. Burke		520 No 25th St Omaha	“
John J. Rooney		1414 Sherman Ave Omaha	Book Keeper
Frank D. Lowery 	1219 Parkwild Ave Omaha	Shipping Clerk
William P. Collins	3819 V St  So Omaha	Forman
Louis A. McKernan	3910 W. St So Omaha	Special Officer
Robert Stuart 		1611 Farnam St Omaha	Piano Business
Thomas J. Higgins 	Creighton Med. College	Student
Rev P.C. Gannon		Bee Building 		Editor True Voice
Jno. S. Murphy 		1427 So 17th St	Omaha	Clerk
W.R. English		1122 So 28th St 	Omaha	Clerk
Fred Hamilton 		20th & Levenworth	Omaha	Banker
P.B. Murray		317 SO 16th St 	Omaha 	Merchant
Chas. Ederers		2904 Bristol St 	Omaha	Florist
M.J. Dineen		924 No 25 Ave 	Omaha	Asst. Fire Chief
R.H. Dempsey		1123 So 26th Ave 	Omaha Lieut. Fire Chief
Frank S. Keogh		208 So 26th St 	Omaha	Wholesale Grocer
John C Rosse		4417 No 17 St 	Omaha	Telegrapher
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Name Address Occupation S.L. Winters 939 So 13th St So Omaha Attorney Wm. McGuigan 2418 E St So Omaha Forman August A Williams 3018 L St So Omaha Forman A. O’Brien 1032 6th Ave C.B.Ia Salesman Rev. F. J. McCarthy Schuler Neb Clergyman Louis Lesieur Papliiion Neb Real Estate E.H. Hogan Bancroft Neb Dentist Insurance Members Joseph A. Hannon 610 So 17th St Omaha Clerk Charles S. Burke 302 So 25th St Omaha Clerk Thomas F. Ryan 25th & D St So Omaha Forman J.L. Green 2211 California StOmaha Dentist Worthy Grand Knight announced that E.O. Dugan of Fremont Nebraska Age – 29 Forman Construction Nebraska telephonles, Proposed by F.W. Koerber of Charles Carroll Council # 701 but could not attend at the time of initiation, has applied for membership in this council.
Motion by Bro. O’Hern that rules be suspended and ballot be taken on O.E. Dugan application for membership. Motion Carried. E.O. Dugan was elected to this council.
The following applications were given first reading:
Name 		  Address		Occupation	Proposed by
Thomas F.Mulligan 1829 No 24th St Omaha Burkey Printing Dermody
Ed E. Moffat 	  1408 Farnam St Omaha	Physician Supplies J.H. Schmidt
J.F. Leahy	  Wayne Nebraska	Pharmacist    	T.W. Moran
M.J. Kinna	  Wayne Nebraska	Farmer		T.W. Moran


Note on left margin! Rejected John A. O’Keefe

Note! E.O. Dugan and O.E. Dugan are probably the same person and the E and O were reversed on one.

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 Name 		Address 	Occupation 		Proposed by
DA.B. Fenner	3808 Burt St	Artificial Limb Mfgr.	A.M. Riley
Under the head of unfinished business came the alternates to State Convention. J.H. Schmidt and J.A.C. Kennedy were nominated. On motion Secretary was instructed to cast ballot for J.H. Schmidt and J.A.C. Kennedy for alternates to State Convention. Motion Carried and J.H. Schmidt and J.A.C. Kennedy were declared duly elected alternates.
Motion by Bro. Swift that an allowance be made to the committee for the proper entertainment of State Council. Motion Carried.
Motion by Bro. Swift that the Recording Secretary notify all councils of this state and Sioux City council of the initiation that will take place March 5th and to ask as to how many will attend. Motion Carried.
Bro. E. J. O’Hern reported that all bills referred to the Trustees at last meeting were approved.
Receipts since last meeting $38.04
Council closed in form.

J.H. Kopietz
Recorder
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March 3rd, 1905

The council opened in for with the majority of the officers in their places.
Minutes of February read and approved. The following bills were read and referred to the Trustees:
Dr. D. F. Lee Insurance examinations 22.00 Burkley Printing CO. 2/22 100 2W Notice ???? 2.00 Burkley Printing Co. 2/21 300 Tickets for lecture 1.75 Burkley Printing Co. 2/23 350 Cards 2.75 Burkley Printing Co. 2/25 450 Program Cards 3.00 J.H. Kopietz 2/28 Mailing letter, notice, Programs to members 7.50 Chas. Edere 2/11 Floral Design 5.00 Creighton University Medal Class 1905 25.00 C.B. Dugdale Postage and Stationary 7.15 Total amount of bills received $78.39 Application for reinstatment of W.L. Buckley was read and action deferred to next meeting The following named persons were duly elected members of this council: Name Address T.J. Mullin 2533 Davenport St Omaha, Neb Lou J. Faynor 3216 Califoria St Omaha, Neb John Sullivan 4211 Harney St Omaha, Neb H.P. Traynor 3316 Myrtle Ave Omaha, Neb Eugene A. Sullivan 711 So 19th St Omaha, Neb Frank J. Beaton 604 So 28th St Omaha, Neb C.L. Hoeffler 724 So 19th St Omaha, Neb Joseph P. Foley 847 So 22nd St Omaha, Neb D.A.B. Finer 2807 Burt St Omaha, Neb Thomas F. Mulligan 1829 No 24th St Omaha, Neb Edmund E. Muffit 1408 Farnam St Omaha, Neb William Jos. Creedon 2120 California St Omaha, Neb
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Daniel Harrigan			621 So 18th St 		Omaha, Neb
Francis Jos. Bradly		608 No 41 St 		  “	     “R.E. Moorhead 			1825 Miami St		   “          “ames A. Grace 			1901 Missouri Ave	So. Omaha
John F. Russell			401 No 24th St 		Omaha, Neb
Francis McMahon			610 No 20th St			“
E.A. Lichnovsky			614 No 22 St 			“
John J. Gillian			116 No 39th St			“
James Robins 			Lyons Nebraska			
P.J. Taugdon			Gretna
R.M. Egan			725 7th Ave		Council Bluffs Iowa
Bro. T. Swift moved that the entertainment committee be authorized to pay streetcar fare of visitors to initiations. Motion Carried.
Bro. O’Hern reported that all bills referred to the Trustees at last meeting were approved for payment.
Receipts since last meeting $380.41
Council closed in form adjourning to the next regular meeting.

J.H. Kopietz
Recorder
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March 5th, 1905

Council met in the A.O.U.W. Hall 14th and Douglas Street for the exemplication of 1st 2nd and 3rd degrees. Council opened in form. Grand Knight T.J. Fitzmorris directed the Worthy Warden to due inquiry make, if there are any persons seeking admission to this order. The Warden returning announced entry candidates in waiting.
The Financial Secretary announced that the seventy candidates have paid all legal dues and did signed constitution by laws. Whereupon the Grand Knight directed the Warden to conduct the candidates to the council chamber, and the chair officers of Omaha Council exemplified the First Degree in an impressive and satisfactory manner. A short recess was taken.
The council again convened with Grand Knight J.A. McGuire of Lincoln in the chair. Grand Knight McGuire assisted by D.G.K., Lecturer Cronnin and Warden Fitzgerald of Fitzgearld Council of Lincoln, Nebraska with the assistance of Omaha officers conferred the Second Degree in a dignified and edifying manner. After which a light lunch was served.
The exemplification of the 3rd Degree began about 6:30 and lasted to 9:30. District Deputy C.J. Smyth assisted by E.J. Stackhouse of Loras Council, Davenport Iowa who acted as C.G. exemplified the Third Degree in an instructive and deeply impressive manner which was highly appreciated by the candidates and the two hundred and fifty assembled knight. After conferring the degree of Knighthood
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On the new members all repaired to the Millard Hotel and partook of a dinner at which Bro. Jas. P. English presided as toastmaster and the following program was carried out:
“The Young Man in the Order”			W.J. Coad, Omaha
“What I Thought”				William F. Brayaut, Lincoln
“Knighthood”					A.F. Mullen, O’Neill
“Our German Friend”				E.J. Cogley.  Council Bluffs
”Miracles, Or How I Learned to Walk on Water”	E.J. Stackhouse, Davenport,IA
After which all assembled departed for their homes and hotels feeling gratified with the days work. The hour being 1 A.M.

J.H. Kopietz
Recorder
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March 17th, 1905

Council met in regular session opening in form. Roll call disclosed majority of officers present. Minutes of March 3rd and 5th read and approved.
Communication from Vicksburg Council #898 asking for assistance to rebuild church at Yazoo City, Missippi which was destroyed by fire the second time on May 25th 1904 was referred to Trustees.
The following bills were read and referred to Trustees:
2/28 Burkley Printing Co.   300 member tickets  2/28	1.75
3 / 4 Burkley Printing Co.   225 postals & Printing 	4.75
3/14 J.H, Kopietz Notice letters to members		8.50
3/10 J.H. Schmidt   Postage and initiation supplies 	2.70
        Rake Vanti Co.    Lodge & Expense	       14.34
3/12 R.J. Burke	Sandwiches and coffee & CC 2/5	       56.20
3/17 T.F. Swift  Sundry exp.state council & initiation 	7.95
        Hall rent 				       27.00
        J.F. Deineck  Orchestra   3/5		       14.00
        J.W.E. Arnold Flowers  Feby 6 16 & 17		6.00
        Millard Hotel balance total bill $405 & 65.00 340.00
3/17 Duffy ???  Cigars 					5.00
			Total		             $489.94
Deputy Grand Knight O’Donaghue has reported that the work on the new law school building of the Creighton University is progressing rapidly and changes in rooms suggested by committee of this council are observed and that committee will make further suggestions as to arrangements of lights and other convinces desired for the accommodations of this council.
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March 17th, 1905

Bro Daily on behalf of the entertainment committee reported that there were 167 guests and candidates and 100 members who partook of the dinner at Millard Hotel. That, so far 42 of the 100 members have paid for their ticket. That 4 paid tickets did not show up. Application for W.L. Buckley was read and Grand Knight ordered ballot taken. Ballot being favorable Grand Knight declared W.L.Buckley reinstated.
Bro. J.A.C. Kennedy moved that here after the laws and by laws be rigidly adhered too in the matter of initiation fee accompanying the application. Motion Carried.
Bro. J.E. O’Hern moved that a committee of three be appointed to revise section regarding initiation. Motion carried. Grand Knight appointed on this committee J.E. O’Hern, C.J. Smyth and T.J. Mahoney.
Under the head of Good of the Order State Deputy Grand Knight T.J. Mahoney presided. Council was favored with instrumental and vocal music by Brothers McShane and Miller. Impressions and experiences of new members - State Grand Knight spoke on the rapid growth of the order in this
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March 17th, 1905

State and necessity of every member being a committee of one to guard the good name of the Knights of Columbus and that the conduct of each Knight be such that it will add esteem to the order.
State Deputy Grand Knight announced that arrangements are being made by Los Angeles council for the entertainment of Knights during the session of National Council who are not delegates and that the railroad fare for the round trip will be $50.00
Receipts since last meeting $857.94
Council closed in form.

J.H. Kopietz
Recorder
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April 7th, 1905

Council opened in form. Majority of officers present. A communication from Edward J. Fitzpatrick Jr. Secretary of State Council, announcing that the State Council has assessed the subordinate councils of the state thirty cents per each member in good standing, was read and referred to the Trustees. The following bills were read and referred to the Trustees:
Chas Ederer  3/20 Banquet to Mr. Lowrie			$  5.00
Wm. Furner   Janitor A.O.U.W. Temple		           3.00
Heafy & Heafy ?Carriages?  Jany 7 & 10			   7.00
Burkley Printing Co.   3 / 4   350 Menus 		  29.50 
Burkley 	“	“    3/5 2100 lecture tickets 	   5.00
    “		“	“    3/31 250 note circulars 	   2.00
National Sec.  Jany 12  One book Grand K. investigat blks   .29
	“      Jany 14      50 Ins. Blanks 	   	    .45
	“      Feby 23  3 books Grand K.Investigating blks  .86 
Omaha Paraphernalia House    March			   4.40
J.A. Kerwvan	Altering  Two robes  G. K. and Chancellor  4.00
Total 		                                        $ 61.50
The bill of the A.O.U.W. Temple Ass’n for $27.00 for rent March 5th was read and reported paid since last meeting.
The Grand Knight spoke of the proposed entertainment for the visiting Knights at Los Angeles during the session of National Council. The Grand Knight stated that at this time his information as to cost of trip from Omaha was incomplet on account of all official giving cost of trip being based on New York, Boston and Chicago.
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April 7th, 1905

Deputy Grand Knight reported rapid progress on the Creighton University Law Building and that the rental will be $25.00 per month for two nights in the month, and that this council has choice of any two nights in the month. That there will be a large lecture hall in this building which this council could use on special occasions. Application for reinstatement of the following persons were read and laid over to next meeting to be balloted upon.
 
F.P. Rooney, 		Hay Springs, So. Dakota
Wm. Condon 		Humphrey,  Nebraska
Danl. F. Costelo 	Alemeda, Cal.
All being suspended on account of none payment of dues and assesments.
Bro. O’Hern reported that all bills referred to the Trustees at last meeting were reported on favorably.
The Grand Knight reported that the officers and others have taken steps to give an operatic performance. “Pinafore” on May 11th at the Boyds Opera House for the benefit of the St. James Orphanage and Sisters of Good Shepherd and that the following committees have been proposed to manage the affair.
Executive Committee A.J.C. Kennedy chairman, Frank A. Furay, T.J. Mahoney, D.J. O’Donaghue, T.J. Fitzmorris, D.J. O’Brien.
Ticket Committee Frank A. Furay, D.C. Hurley, William J. Coad, John F. Daily W.J. Dermody, Thomas Flynn, P.C. Heafy, John A. Kervan, F.J. McShane, F.J. Moriarty, Dan J. Riley Publicity Committee T.J. Fitzmorris, E.N. Kent, Rev. P.A. McGovern
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April 7th, 1905

Advertising Committee D.J. O’Donaghue, P.G.H. Boland, D.J. Harley, W.G. Collins Boxes T.J. Mahoney, C.J. Smyth, Count Creighton, T.C. Byrne, Edward Hayden Rehearsals D.J. O’Brien, T.F. Swift,
South Omaha A.M. Gallagher, John E. O’Hern, John Hughes, John Flynn, Dr. W.J. McCrann
Council Bluffs S.T. McAtee,
Musical Director Edward N. Kent
Stage Director Thomas F. Guthrie
Moved by J.H. Schmidt that the action taken by the officers of this council, taken for the benefit of the orphanage and the sisters of Good Shepherd is hereby ratified. Motion carried.
Bro. O’Hern moved that the selection of evening for meeting in the new hall be made special order of business at next meeting. Ammendmend and motion carried.
Receipts since last meeting $254.52
Council closed in form.

J.H. Kopietz
Recorder
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April 26th, 1905

Council met in South Hall of Patterson Block opening in form with majority of officers in their places. Minutes of April 7th read and carried. Upon request of Financial Secretary to read receipts $248.00.
The following communications were read, one from Rev. M.J. O’Connor V.P. of Creighton University expressing thanks for donations of funds for Knights of Columbus Medal. One from Edward D. Fitzgearld State Council Secretary calling attention to the state council meeting at Lincoln on May 2nd, and requesting names of delegates that will represent this council. On invitation from Epiphany Council Sioux City inviting Omaha Council to attend the exemplification of the First, Second and Third Degrees on April 30th was read.
The following bills were read and referred to Trustees:
Burkley Printing Co.  4/5 Postal Printing 			5.25
      “		“	“   4/20 Notes, circular, and mailings 	5.50
Bill of Chas. Ederer for flowers to Brown & Garvey		6.00
Bill of C.B. Dugdale   Postage, express chgs & Messages		2.85
Bill of Duffy & Co  4/26   Cigars				7.00
Bill of Burkley Printing Co.  3 / 4  For Guest cards		1.75
Total of  						       28.35
The Grand Knight spoke of the invitation to participate in the installation of Council at Alliance Nebraska on May 7th. The Grand Knight urged a good attendance from this council.
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April 26th, 1905

State Deputy Grand Knight T.J. Mahoney spoke of the institution of a council at Alliance. He urged a good attendance from this council, owing to the fact that the railroad fare will be heavy due to the distance of Alliance from Omaha. He suggested that this Council appropriates a sum of money from its funds to help to defray part of the expense of those that will attend and help to make the installation of the Alliance Council a success.
Moved by Bro. O’Donaghue that this council defrays on half of the expense incurred by those attending the Alliance instillation. Motion seconded and after discussion motion was withdrawn.
Moved by Bro. Simeral that committee of those be appointed to ascertain the number of Knights from this council that will attend the instillation of Alliance Council. Motion Carried.
The Grand Knight appointed on this committee State Deputy Grand Knight T.J. Mahoney, Bros. T.F. Swift and W.P. McDivitt.
Bro. J.H. Schmidt offered the following resolution. Resolved: That the sum of One Hundred dollars be appropriated for the expense of fifteen or twenty members of this council to attend initiation at Alliance Nebraska (Signed J.H. Schmidt) Resolution laid over for later action.
The Grand Knight spoke of notice from National Secretary bearing information that the official train of the Knights of Columbus
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April 26th, 1905

for Los Angeles will stop at Omaha June 2nd only for a short time, and we would be unable to entertain the officers and Knights as contemplated. He asked that as many as possible go to the depot at that time and give the glad hand to the travelers.
The Good of the Order was ably conducted by Bro. J.A.C. Kennedy. Much enthusiasm was shown when the reports and talks of the preparations for the production of “Pinefon” were made. A satisfactory progress was assured.
After the Grand Knight resumed the chair, State Deputy Grand Knight T.J. Mahoney reported on behalf of the committee on attendance at Alliance that seventeen members signified their intention to attend the Alliance insulation.
Motion: That Bro. T.F. Swift takes action charge of the arrangements for the trip to Alliance and that he notifies the Knights who will attend of the final arrangements. Motion Carried.
Resolution by Bro. J.H. Schmidt resolved that the sum of one hundred dollars be appropriated for the expense of fifteen or twenty members of this council to attend initiation at Alliance, Nebraska. Motion Carried.
Resolved by W.J. Coad. Whereas on the 11th day of May 1905 the S.S. Pinefore performance is to be given under the auspicious of the Omaha Council of the Knights of Columbus for the benefit of the house
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April 26th, 1905

Of Good Shepherd and the Benson Orphanage and whereas. Mr. Kent of this city who is not a member of this order had volunteered his services in conducting this opera. Now therefore be it resolved that this society tender a vote of thanks to Mr. Kent and be it further resolved as a mark of sincere appreciation that this society approprate the sum of fifteen dollars with which to purchase an appropriate gift to be presented to Mr. Kent on the night of dress rehearsal. On motion resolution was adopted.
Bro Swift reported that Bro. Mullen of O’Neill is sick at the Presbyterian Hospital.
Bros. J.A.C. Kennedy and J.H. Schmidt were elected alternates to the state council session.
State Deputy Grand Knight T.J. Mahoney announced that our beloved Chaplain Rev. P.A. McGovern is about to leave for a visit to Rome and other points on the continent. Therefore he moved that a vote of thanks be extended to Father McGovern faithful service in this council. Motion unanimously carried.
Coucil closed in form.

J.H. Kopietz
Recorder
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May 5th, 1905

Meeting called to order by the Grand Knight. Roll call of officers Owing to the absence of Secretary minutes of previous meeting were not read.
Following bills were read:
  
 Hall rent for April                18.00
Hall rent special meeting 	     5.00
For supplies 			     1.60
Total of 			    24.60
All bills referred to Trustees.
Reports of special committee
Bro. Edwin T Murphy of Fitzgerald Council presented his transfer card to their council same was laid over to next meeting.
Application for reinstatement for T.P. Rooney and Wm. Condon on motion were aid over until next meeting.
An invitation from Lincoln Council to assist in initiation May 21st was accepted.
The matter of trip to Alliance was taken up.
The Good of the Order the gavel was turned over to Bro. J.A.C. Kennedy
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May 19th, 1905

Council met in regular session and opened in form. Roll call showed ten officers present and seven absent. Minutes of April 26th read and approved.
The following bills were read and referred to Trustees:
Bill of Burkley Printing Co. 4/20 300 Potals 5.00 “ “ “ “ 5/4 300 Potals Ptg Addressing 5.25 “ “ J.H. Schmidt 5/15 Postage and Cigars 6.85 “ “ Louis Zadina Flowers 4.00 “ “ P.T. Philbin 5/18 Cigars 5.00 Total amount of bills read $26.10 Invitation from St Joseph Council #571 to participate in their initiation to be held May 27th and 28th and invitation from Fitzgerald Council of Lincoln to take part in the initiation to be held May 21st were read. Moved that the response made to the invitations by the Grand Knight be accepted by this council as satisfactory. Motion Carried.
Deputy Grand Knight O’Donaghue reported satisfactory progress on the Creighton University Law Building Hall.
Bro. T.F. Swift in behalf of committee having in charge purchase of gift for Mr. Kent reported that a ?wach job? Had been purchased and presented to Mr. Kent. Report was accepted.
Bro. T.F. Swift reported on arrangements for Lincoln trip, namely railroad fare.
Motion by Bro. O’Hern that committee makes arrangements providing for special train for return
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May 19th, 1905

and if any deficit be payed to be paid by the council after discussion. Motion withdrawn.
Resolution by Bro. T.F. Swift. Resolved that the Treasurer be directed to pay on the order of Grand Knight approved by the Board of Trustees the amount certified by the committee in charge which is needed topay the additional one third (1/3) fare required by the railroad company for special train.

Signed T.F. Swift

After considerable discussion adoption of resolution was moved, seconded and motion carried.
Applications for reinstatement Wm. Condon and F.P. Rooney came up for consideration. The Grand Knight announced that both of these applications for reinstatement were made after time limit had expired.
Moved that the Financial Secretary be instructed to return to applicants for reinstatement any funds which he may have belonging to them and advise them to make application for new membership substitute moved by Bro. C.J. Smyth that were council has paid for insurance council shall return such amount for reimbursement. Substitute and motion carried.
Application of Edwin T. Murphy of Fitzgearld Council for transfer to this council was read and ballot ordered taken, ballot found favorable, Grand Knight declared
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May 19th, 1905

Edwin T. Murphy member of this council. Transfer card of T.J. Shannahan of Blaek Hills Council was read and laid over to next meeting.
The following persons were reported having paid initiation fees and not initiated.
E.A. Cudahy, Rev. J.S. Broz, P. Mostyn, J.A. McShane, and J.T. Bowers.
Moved by Bro. Nolan that amounts paid by them be returned to them. Motion carried.
Reported of vote of choice of night for meeting in new hall, Secretary reported 113 postal cards returned out of the 300 sent out, and the choice of the 113 was as follows:
Monday 12, Tuesday 17, Wednesday 32, Thursday 25, Friday 15, Saturday 9, and no preference 3.
Bro. C.J. Smyth moved that each night in the week he called separately, beginning with Monday and those favoring the night called rise and be counted and vote be recorded by Secretary. Motion carried.
Vote taken was as follows:
Monday 3, Tuesday 28, Wednesday 17, Thursday 5, Friday 6, and Saturday none.
Tuesday received the highest vote was assigned the meeting night. Motion by Bro. Swift that the seconded and fourth Tuesday of the month be the meeting nights in the new hall. Motion carried.


Note! As far as I know the meeting nights remained on Tuesday nights until 1999 when they were changed to Monday night because our Chaplain couldn’t make Tuesday night. The Chaplain, Fr Damien Cook has been transferred to another parrish and we now plan to change the date back to Tuesday.
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May 19th, 1905

Good of the order was ???????????? conducted by Bro. T.J. Nolan. Reports by ?????? Motion by Bro. O’Donaghue that our hearty wishes be extended to Bro. J.A.C. Kennedy and his intended by a rising vote. Motion carried by a unanimous vote.
Resolution by Bro. W.P. McDivitt:
Resolved that the sum of fifty dollars be appropriated from the treasury of this council for the purpose of paying the necessary expenses of an outing or PicNic to be given by this council to the orphan children at St. James Asylum and that a committee to arrange said outing be appointed by the Grand Knight at our next meeting June 2nd 1905.

Signed Wm P. McDivitt

Resolution laid over to next meeting.
Moved by Bro. O’Hern that the entertainment committee be instructed to provide a party for the ladies and gentlemen who took part in the Pena form entertainment.
Receipts $78.83
Council closed in form

J.H. Kopietz
Recorder
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June 2th, 1905

Council opened in form.
Minutes of previous meeting read and approved.
Roll call, few officers present and several absent.
 
   Bills presented Burkley Printing Co.     		$9.50
      “		“      J.H. Kopietz 		      	 4.50
Trustees approved all bills submitted.
Motion by E.W. Simeral that an order be given to treasurer of the “Pinafore” committee to draw two checks of six hundred dollars (600.00) each and that same be presented to St. James Orphanage and Home of the Good Sheperd.
Motion by D.J. Hurley that a committee be appointed to deliver paid remittance to the different institutions and recommend for what purpose it should be used.
Amendment to said motion by E.W. Simeral the the check be transmitted by the Grand Knight with an expression that same be used for best interest of said institutions – Carried
Application for transfer of T.J. Shannahan from Deadwood Council to Omaha, Council affirmed by ballot.
Re installment of Daniel E. Costello, accepted .
Resolution – referring to entertainment of the orphans held over for next meeting.
Motion by D.J. Hurley that a committee be appointed to arrange for cards in the different hotels designating different church times of services and location thereof. Carried.
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June 2th, 1905

Chair appointed on paid committee,
Mr. D.J. Hurley, W.R. O’Shaugnessy and Martin Laugdon.
Deputy Grand Knight, D.J. O’Donaghue reported progress on hall.
Receipts 45.97
Council closed in form.

T.F. Swift
Acting Recorder
(189)
Name 				Address			Occupation 

P.A. Gillespie 			Omaha 2126 So 34 St	Clerk C pkg Co.
Jos. F. Murphy			So Omaha  433 No 24th 	Real Estate
Dr Chas. C. Allison (crossed out) Omaha 2015 Cass	Surgeon
Daniel T. Costello(suspended)	Do   122 No 26th	Clerk
Jno. A. McShane (crossed out)	Do   3334 So 37th	Capitalist 
A.B. McConnell			Do   102 So 16th	Druggist 
Morris P. Hinchley		Do So  520 No 17th	Horseman
Rev. Jas. Chundalek		So Omaha 22nd & U  	Priest
Jno. J. Donohue			Omaha 812 No 17th 	Chief of Police
Maurice J. Kane 		Do   623 No 17th	Fireman mopac Ry
Wm. H. Muleahy			Do   315 So 29th 	Forman UP Ry
Michael Culkin			So Omaha 902 No 23rd	Merchant
Lawrence C. Milady (crossed out)Do   1002 No 20th 	L.S. Commission 
Felix J. Depecher (crossed out)	Omaha 2967 Webster	Dentist
John E. Sanders (crossed out)	Platte Creek Neb	Mill ????
John O’Brien  (crossed out)	Tilden, Neb		Farmer
Richard D. O’Neill Jr. 		So Omaha 333 No 23rd	Cattle weigher
Thos. F. Melaher 		Do  23rd & F 		Pharmacist 
H.P. Whalen						Trav Salesman
W.R. Moran (suspension 1/20/05)	Omaha 4828 California 	Clerk
Jno. A. Schall			Do   1514 No 19th 	Trav Salesman
Harry C Ri??or 			Do   2320 So 19th 	Clerk Cp Co
Jno.C Gillick  (Removed)	Do   805 So 20th 	Bk Kpr 1st Ntl Bank
Peter G.H. Boland		Do   2030 Harney St	Gen Forman St Ry Co
Daniel J. Stafford 		Do   2805 So 21st 	Pipe Fitter
E.D. Geoghagen 			Do   3314 Burt		Mgr. Fanell & Co
F.P. Rooney  (out of city)	Do   503 McCague Bld	Architect 
Dr. M.J. Scott			Do   40th & Poppleton 	Physician
James P. Rush			Do   1323 Martha 	Bank Clerk
E.W. Houston  (Crossed out)	Dunlap Iowa		Farmer
Thos. Welsh			Omaha  14th & Howard	Cattle Buyer CP Co
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Date Elected   By whom Proposed 1st deg   2nd Deg  3rd Deg  remarks
      1903			1903	  1903      1903
June 17	   			06/21	  06/21    06/21    Associate
    “		F.J. Moriarty 	 “	   “	     “	   Do Renewal
    “				                 	   Do Do
    “				06/21   06/21    06/21     Do
    “		T.J. Mahoney 				   Do
    “		C.B. Dugdale	06/21   06/21    06/21     Do
    “		Rev. M.L. Daly	  “	  "	   “	   Do
    “			          “	  “	   “	   Do
    “		T.J. Mahoney	  “	  “	   “	   Do 
    “			          “  	  “	   “	   Do
    “				  “	  “	   “	   Do
    “				  “	  “	   “	   Do
    “				     			   Do
    “					   	 	   Do
June 20th 	Rev Thos. Walsh	 			   Do
   “ 		Do		06/21   06/21   06/21      Do
   “				  “       “	  "	   Insurance
   “				  “	  “	  "	   Do
   “		Thos. Larkin 	  “	  “	  “	   Associate
   “	    Rev. D.P. Harrington  “	  “	  " 	   Do
   “		P.H. Johnson 	  “	  “	  " 	   Insurance
   “		      		  “	  “	  “	   Do
   “			          “	  “	  “	   Do
   “		P.H. Johnson 	  “	  “	  “	   Do
   “				  “	  “	  “        Do
   “		J.H. Schmidt	  “	  “	  “	   Do
   “		T.J. Fitzmorris   “	  “	  “	   Do
   “		C.J. Smyth 	  “	  “	  “	   Do
   “				  “	  "	  “	   Associate
   “	 Rev.J.C. White Dunlap Ia 
   “	 Rev D.W. Moriarty 	 06/21   06/21   06/21 	   Associate
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											Elected

Name 				Address			Occupation 

Wm. E. O’Connor	(crossed out)	Woodbine, Ia		Physician
Geo J. Cronkleton (crossed out)	Dunlap, Ia		Asst Cashier 1st Ntl Bank
Martin J. Conboy		Lincoln  1622 fst	Real Estate
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Members 		 

Date Elected    Proposed by   1st Deg  2nd Deg   3rd Deg     Remarks
      1903 		      1903     1903       1903

June 20th  Rev. J.C. White Dunlap ia  
    “	   Do					
June 21st  T.J. Mahoney       06/21      06/21      06/21   Associate 
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Names of first reading or elected as members.

 	
 
Name 				Page Number

Ahern Jas.			125
Allision C.C.			84 125  				
Allison Dr Chas. C.		60 190
Beaton Frank J.	   		117 163
Benn??witz N.B.			85					
Berry Jno. H.			111
Boland Peter G.H.		22 80 190	
Bours James T.			155
Bowers James J.			151 161
Bradly F.J.			162	
Brennan Jno. V.			62
Bright Rev Jno			27
Brog Rev Jno. Stephen		27		
Bunnan Jno F.			125
Burke Charles S.		155 167
Burke Edw.			79		
Burke Jno. T.			166
Burke John F.			158
Burkley Harry V.	   	60
Burkley Wm. L.			79		
Burns J.C.			85				
Bushman Robrt H.		115
Bushman Wm M., 			22  
Byrne, Thos. C.			25 25  
Byrnes Timothy			30
Calanesi Rev. A.M.		51
Callahan Timothy O 		125
Carney Samuel R.		122
Cassia Fred J.			51	
Chundalek Rev. Jas		84 190		
Coad Arthur F.			125
Coad Wm. J.			105
Coleman Thos. B.		84		
Collins William P.		155 166
Conboy Martin J.		193
Costello Daniel J.		84 190
Coxley Edw. J.			26
Coyle P.J.			85
Coyle Patrick J.	  	122
Creedon Wm. J.			163
Cronkleton Geo G.	 	87 193
Crow? Michael J.		155 161
Culkin Michael			80 190
D?____?  M.D. Timothy J.	32		 
Daly Michael	 		22
Dayle? Wm			21
Daniel Dee			115
Dempsey R.H.			166
Dempsy P.J.			163
Depecher Felix J.		85 190		
Dilon Michael A.		26	
Diman T.D.			111
Dineen M.J.			163 166
Donahue F.A.			105
Donahue Jno. J.			28 84	190				
Donohue Mathew E.		155 166
Donohue T. J.			27			
Doody Michael M.		57   
Dorsey Daniel J.		80 85
Dorsey John T.	  		122
Duffy Patrick			107
Dugan E.O.			163
Dugan Wm.			163
Duggan John C.			57
Duval Harry E.			60
Ederor Chas			162 166
Egan Patrick M.			155
Enger Fred J.			109
English Rev J. E.		22
English W.R.			162 166
Fanell Daniel J.		60  
Farrell Bernard			85					
Fenner DA.B.			168
Finenca Chas. J.		115	
Finley Emmett			111
Finley Hubert L.		151
Fitzgearld F.E.			65
Fitzgearld J.M.			107	
Fitzgerald T.J.			161
Fitzpatrick Edw. D.		109
Fitzpatrick Rev Jno.		73  
Foley Joseph P.			163
Ford Jas. P.			62
Fraynor Lou J.			163
Furay Frank A.			22 25
G????? Frank			85				
Gallagher Jno. P.		79
Gallagher Matthew D.		151 161
Gannon Rev P.C.			162 166
Garvey Charled M.		151 161
Gentleman, J. A.		21 25
Geoghagen E.D.			190
Geoghegan D.E.			80  
Gillespie P.A.			84 190			
Gillespie S.H.			85		
Gillick Jno.C			69 190
Gillin John J.			163
Gillish Jno. C.			85		
Gillispie P. L.			22
Grace James A.			155			
Greely Michael N.		80
Green Duff			151 161
Green Edw J 			26 51
Green J.L.			167
Green Joseph T.			158
Greene Wm. H.			27			
Hagen E.M.			158
Hamilton Chas. W.		60  
Hammilton Fred			162 166
Hanlon Frank			85					
Hannon Daniel			22
Hannon Joseph A.		167
Harley D.J.			154
Harrigan Daniel			162
Harrington D.J.			155 162
Hart Patrick J.			85				
Hartnett Joseph			57
Heafey Patrick C.		P
Heagan Jno. E.			73
Higgins Thomas J.		154 166
Hinchley Morris P.		84 190
Hinsley Jno. J.			101
Hoffler C.L.			163
Hogan E.H.			167
Hogan Jas. T.			89 105
Hogan Jno. J.			27			      
Hopkins L.D.			111
Houston Edw. W.			87 190
Hughs John			57
Huker Rudolph			120
Hurley Daniel J.		161
Jas. E. Woodard			125
Jennette Fr. Jno.		69 85 P		
Judge Rev. P.J.			73
Kane James Francis		158
Kane Maurice J.			190
Kaue Maurice J.			85 190		
Kearney James			115
Keefe Harry S.			139 162
Kelley Edward			161
Kelley John T.			158 166
Kelly Edward			155
Kelly Michael J.		85			
Kelly Timothy			162 155
Kennan A. J.			22
Kennedy Arthur J.		155 161
Kennedy James			51
Kennedy T. F.			28
Keogh Frank S.			163 166
Kerby Edward			32  
Kervan, J. A.			25
Kinna M.J.			167
Kinney Frank J.			85					
Kinney Jno. F.			115	
Kinsler James C.		154 161  
Klausner J.V.			80
Klaussner J.B.			120
Kroger August W.		62
Krogh David J.			30
Langdon P.J.			162
Larkin Robert P.		26		
Laugdon Jno. F.			115
Laugdon, Martin			22
Leahy J.F.			167
Lee M.D. Daniel T.		32			
Lee Michael			60 85
Lesieur Louis			163 167
Lichnovsky E.A.			163
Little Jno. S.			111
Lorve, J. F.			25
Lougdon M.			25
Lowery Frank D.			158 166
Lynch J. M.			26		
Madden J. A.			28		
Mahone Edward J			155
Malone Edward			155
Malone Thos.			26			
Malone Wm.			26	      
Manning Frank L.		155 162
Manning Frank L.		162
McAtee Stephen T.		26	 
McAvoy P.F.			80
McCarthy Hugh J.		105
McCarthy J.L.			154
McCarthy Rev. F. J.		167
McCarthy Rev. J.F.		163
McCarthy Rev. P. F.		28	
McConnell A. B.			84 190		
McElgum Edward J		158
McGaugh Fergus P.		111	
McGrath P.			28
McGrath Mathew M		155 161		
McGrath Thos.			84 122					
McGuigan William		163 167
McKenna H.J.			161
McKernan Louis A.		154 166	
McKillick P. E.			27			
McLaughlin Chas. D.		79
McMahon Francis			163
McMahon P.A.			69		
McManus Rev F. P.		79
McQuinllan Jno G.		161
McQuinllan John F.		155
McShane Edw. G.			115
McShane James N.		157
McShane Jno. A.			84 190		
McShane Jr. James H.		166
McShane Thomas J.		158 166
Meile B. H.			21 22 25
Melcher Thos. F.		85 190		
Melia Patrick J.		162
Melia Robert J.			155
Milady Lawrence C.		85 190		
Miller August A.		158
Miller Clinton R.		62
Moffat Ed E.			167
Moore Joseph C			162
Moran Thos. M.	     		22
Moran W.R.			190
Moran, T. W.			25
Morgan Chas			125
Moriarty, C. P.			22 25
Mostyn Patrick	   		117
Muleahy Wm. H.			190
Mulehay Daniel S		105		
Mulligan Thomas F.		167
Mullin T.J.			162
Mulqueen John T.		151 162
Mulrahy Wm. H.			85		
Murphy Ed J.			27 65
Murphy Jas. F.	   		60 84
Murphy Jno. S.			166	
Murphy John E.			151
Murphy Jos. F.			190
Murphy P. J.			28		
Murphy Rev. Edward		22
Murphy Wm. H.			79	
Murphy, Andrew			22
Murry P.B.			162 166
Naughton Patrick J.		55 60
Naughton Thos. F.		101
Nolan Jno.			28		
Normile Jno. T.			101	
O’Brien A.			163 167
O’Brien John			85 190
O’Conner William E.		87 193
O’Connor Michael		21	  	    
O’Connor, M. P.			25
O’Hanlan James P.		26	
O’Hanlan Wm. T.			122
O’Hanlon Jas. R.		115
O’Hanlon Joseph			115
O’Hern M.C.			89
O’Keefe John A.			122 158
O’Keefe Wm. P.			125
O’Leary Jno. F.	  		122
O’Neill F. J.			22
O’Neill Jr. Richard D.		190
O’Neill Owen			51
O’Neill R.D.			85		
O’Shanahan W.J.			161
Organ R.J.			115
Parks Jas. J.			51
Parks Robert			115
Parks, Geo.			22 25
Philbin P.H.			65  
Pospisil Jno. J.		115	
Price, Edward			21 25
Quinlan, T. F.			21 22
Reagan Jno. E.			85		
Reilly Jno. J			22	
Reilly, P. J.			22
Reusing Joseph			139
Ri??or Harry C			190
Riley B. M.		     	22
Riley D. J.			22
Riley, J. J.			25
Robins James			163
Robinson Francis M.		111
Rohling Henry F			155 162
Rooney Francis P.		69 190
Rooney John J.			158 166
Rosse John C.			155 166
Rossiter Lawrence R.		85		
Ruempiug?, Fred			22
Ruesing Rev Joseph		162
Rush James P.			62 87 190
Russell J.F.			162
Ryan Thomas F.			155 167
Ryan Wm. C.			85		
Sanders John E.			85 190
Scannell A.B.			85				
Scannell B. J.			22 25
Schall Jno. A.		     	28 85 190
Scott Dr. M.J.			190
Seybert Frank T.		155 162
Shaffer Fred		  	122
Shanahan Daniel L.		62
Shanahan W. J.			28 155
Shannahan Timothy J.		55
Stafford Daniel J.		190
Stuart Robert			158 166
Sullivan Dennis M.		122
Sullivan Eugene			163
Sullivan Jno. G.		120
Sullivan John			163
Sullivan Thos.		     	28
Swatek Wm. A.	      		101
Sweeney, M. F.			22
Swift Thos.			115
Taggart James A.		85  		
Taggart Jas. A.			69		
Taggart P.S.		   	117
Templeton Jno. A.		79 85
Tinley Herbert L.		162	
Tramor Lawrence J.		117
Traynor W.P.			163
Walsh Thos.			85					
Wassick M.J.			115
Welch M. C.			22
Welch Michael			84					
Welch, Edw T.			25
Welsh	 Thos.			87 190
Welsh Michael C.		120		
Whalen H.P.			190				
Wilkinson W.J.			155 162
Williams August A		167 167
Winters S.L.			163 167
Zadina Louis			155 162
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Councils mentioned in the Log Book.

 	
Springfield Ill. Council # 364			18 19
Wilmington Del. Council No. 195			27
Kansas City Council No. 527			40 41 131 140
Gleneida Council No. 595 of Carmel New York	48
Council No.704 of Charleston S.C		68
Des Moines Council no 644			34 41 59 61 62 69 86
Burlington Council No. 568			74
Boston Council No, 68				92 96
Silver City Council No. 2 Meriden, Conn.	96
Mobile Ala. Council No. 666			107
St Joseph Council No 571			114 184
Epiphany Council No. 743 of Sioux City Iowa 	115 117 119 124 125                                                 129 131 134 148 179
Loras Council No. 532 Davenport Iowa		122 125 131
Melrose Council No. 128 Melrose Mass.		124
Fitzgearld Council No. 833 of Lincoln		124 171 184 185
Tampa Florida Council No. 667			118 133  
DeLaSalle Council No. 282 of Chicago		133 136
Newbrugh N.Y. Council No 444			147
Fort Dodge Council #613				158 162
Carroll Council # 701				67 72-75 77 98 110
                                                112 140 167
Boone, Iowa Leo Council #814			98
Columbus NE Council 938				152 153
Alliance, NE Council 975			179 180 181	
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People, Places and Events.


A.O.U.W. Hall/Temple/Ass’n was the Ancient Order of United Workmen Hall on 14th & Douglas St Omaha.

Arlington Hall: located in the old Bee News Building at 17th and Farnam. Omaha

Millard Hotel: Located next door of the A.O.U.W Hall and was the site of many Knights of Columbus banquets.

Boyds Theater was on 17th & Harney Page 59 64 177

Grand Hotel Page 59

Royal Areanum Hall ???

Courtland Beach was selected as the place to hold the outing. July 15, 1903 Page 92

Bishop Richard Scannell served the diocese from 1891 until his death in 1916 Page 56

Father Michael P. Dowling page 56 153 157

John A. Creighton was appointed a papal Knight in 1906 and was then known as Count John A. Creighton. Pages 2 3 5 7 14 45 56 58 62 67 74

Creighton University 103 109 118 119 120 121 122 124 128 132 142 145 148 150 152153 156

Creighton Law Building 152 153 157 173 177 18

True Voice Newspaper Page 105

The Columbiad was the national magazine before todays Columbia Page 106

Laying of the Corner Stone of the new church of St. Mary Magdalene at 19th & Dodge St Sunday June Page 18 May 4th 1902

Knights of Columbus Medal to Creighton University Page 118 119 120 122 124 169 179

Landing Day Also known as Discovery Day October 12 (Today Columbus Day) Pages 48 145-146
State Convention/State Council Pages 168 176 179

St James Orphanage 182 187 188

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