April 11, 1893 John G. Jones Claims Blacks were the only legal Masons in Country.
JOHN G. JONES CLAIMS. Colored Men the Only Legal Body of Ma sons la the Coaatry. ( St. Pact, Minn., April 10. John G. Jones, a thirty-third degree Mason, of Chicago, snd one of the leading Masons of America, Is in the city and organic d a consistory of the thirty-second degree, co imposed of the promi nent colored Masons of this city. Hs delivered at the hall to-night an address on the origin and legal status of Masonry among colored men in the United States, arguing that they were the only legal body of Masons in this country.