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They Travel Thus
Who Seek The Fez
Tho only real, live, Simon-pure
Shrine Initiation ceremony ever Riven
to the public Is published tonight In
tho II u 1 I e 1 1 n . There have been
spurious rituals, compiled by unscru
pulous sci Ibblcrs who had not the
high regard for truth that tho writer
possesses, passed out from time to
time us the 24-karat, unalloyed ar
ticles; but they are all bogus.
The ritual that Is hero given is tho
one mado Use of by Haroun-al-Rashld.
If tho ceremony this evening dif
fers In nny particular it wilt ho
owing to the Ignorance of the coic
monarll. Tho exact date of this ceremony,
Ilka the data of the date palm, has
not been learned up to date, but It
Is safe to Burnilse that It dates bade
to a far distant date.
(Scene: The Sahara Desert. On
tho right may bo Been the walls of
the sacred city "of Mecca, white, to
the left, appears the rugged crest of
Diamond Head. Neophytes, holding
their heads In their arms nro lined
up In front of the sacred watcr-wa;;-on.
The sun Is sinking softly and
silently to rest behind the blessed
heights of Constantinople while,
from n distant tower, n miiezzln Is
calling "Aloha ,Nul.")
(Under the shade of n spreading
algerobn tree are seated the Impe
ilal I'otentqte, tho Assistant Poten
tates, and the High Lords of tho
Chafing Dish. In the distance, may
be seen Wireless Telegraph Ilalc'u,
trying to get into communication
with the Atlantic Fleet.)
Imperial! Potentate' HasHirB?
reno Nibs been heard from yet?
Klrst Assistant Potentate Ho has
not, Your High Mightiness.
I. P. Ooze forth ngaln, 0 faith
less one, and see if thou canst not
deflno some speck upon yon idling
Ilalch (from his tree) Your Im
perial Potentateness, yonder comes
ho for whom we wait, traveling un
der forced draft and with lire under
all sixteen boilers.
I. P. It Is woll, Aro the candi
dates all In fit condition?
Slave Driver All but Perkins, My
Lord, Ho has not gotton over tho
effects of his collision with the pal
(Slow Oriental music by Merger's
band as the ship of tho desert steanu
majestically to anchor.)
Past Potcntuto Kilmer (dismount
ing from his steed), sings:
From tho burning sand of Sahara's
Where tho zem-zem water flows,
I've como to diop, on this peaceful
A multltudo of woes.
In my fell abode on tho Mecca road
Wbcro tho luckloss pilgrims pass,
There aro secrets dark; there aru
f And tlio di caded hlppocrass.
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To your huts, duck your nuts;
flazo on mo in terror.
Vcngenco dread falls on the head
Of him who makes an error.
I'm the child of woe, n relentless foe
To luckless neophytes.
Though my face ho fair, I delight to
All gentle carpet knights.
In my boiling grease, they will Unci
Prom all their earthly troubles;
And each dying shriek will fade to a
'Neath my cauldron's dieadful bub
On this Biiot, In my pot,
I will gladly boll you.
If you try escape, then I
Shall most suiely foil you.
(As Kilmer finishes' his song tho
grease pots are borno onto tho stage.
In back or them comes J. S. McCand
less leading a rhinoceros, n Rocky
Mountain sheep and n Maul goat,
with Bllken ribbons. At n signal from
the Head Poobah tho neophytes re
placo their heads upon their shoul
ders. Tho head Momicr-Uii then en-
ters with a largo mop and pall and
takes his post in front of a massive
butcher's block which has been placed
to left of desert. In the dlstnnco the
Bounds of blast-furnaces can bo heard
a signal that Hie sand heaters aro
at work. As tho temperature begins
to' rise' Past 'Potentate Klmer gazes
upon tlnjj. wretched neophytes with
fiendish gleo. They shrink back In
mortal fear, but Detor steps forward.)'
Detor Yo have broken bread with
me. Is there aught In the world that
yo now fear?
(Shamed the neophytes lino up
Wo who are about to die Baluto thee,
Kre wo sturt our Journey o'er tho
All our helpless wives and little chil
Sonowf'ly wo give Into your hands.
Soon our feet will tread tho burning
Soon our flesh will foci tho blazing
Soon the bubbling oil will quite en
Soon tho branding iion our backs
In the end, they say ralr Mecca city
Will refresh our patn-dlstorted eyes,
llut, mahap, that city's vaunted
Wo shall witness only from tho
Thou furowcll to all on earth who
A long farewell to all wo hold most
Whllo on this Journey, wo will grow
Will we hand It to tho noxt bunch?
It wos tho original Intention toenr
ry this ritual through to tho bitter
end. Considerable pressure was
hi ought to bear uion tho writer, how
over, by nobles who feared tho offects
of the oxposuro on I to public mind,
m ho magnanlmouslygrced to desist.
STATEMENT ON ABRUZZI
Homo. Nov. 4. Tho Trlbuna, which
Is a Government organ. In an article
on tho ninrrlago of the Duke of Abruz
zl, Bays that tho majority of Italians,
whllo preferring that tho Duko should
marry a roynl princess, do not deny
that ho should follow tho dictates of
his own heart, hut they demand that
the question of his marrlago to Miss
Blklns bo oltlclally confirmed or de
nied, thus putting an end to the fusil
tdo of tho American newspaper com
ments, which deeply wound tho Ital
ian sensibilities and may result In a
reaction li public opinion.
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A NOTABLE GUEST
Ono of the pleasant features of this
year's ceremonial session of Aloha
Temple Is tho fact that Noble George
Kilmer, past potentnto of Isam Tem
ple of Sun Francisco, is able to be
present and participate In tho festiv
ities. Noble Kilmer occupies a unique
place in- the Ancient Arabic Order
of tho Nobles of tho Mystic Shrine.
For four years he was illustrious po
tentate of Islam Temple and during
that time It wus his privilege to lead
more novices to Mecca than has over
any other potentate. .
Under Potcntato Kilmer's ndmlnle
tratlon, Islam Temple passed through
the great San Francisco disaster, u
disaster which might well have ad
ministered n blow from which tho
temple would have been yearB In re
covering, llut less than three yeurs
nfter the frightful holocaust, Islam
Temple has paid $6C,000 for a build
ing site and Is preparing to erect
a building to cost a quarter of a mil
'Much of tho money for the pur
chase of the building site was saved
during Potentato Kilmer's adminis
tration. In spite of this fact Islam
has mado a notable record for Its
hospitality. At tho great conclave
lit Los Angeles a year ago last spring,
when Potentato Kilmer took his en
tire Arab Patrol as well as it latge
delegation of nobles to Southern Cal
ifornia, the temple was lavish in its
Potentato Kilmer Is the president
of the building association formed by
Islam Temple for the purpose of
erecting n suitable edifice on the site
purchased, and, to him will fall the;
by no means easy, task of arranging
the fiscal policy and providing the
Noble Kilmer's visit has been
greatly enjoyed by the nobles of
Aloha Temple, and the active part
that he has taken in tho work Inci
dent to the holding of the ceremonial
session hns won for him a wurrii spot
In the hentts of all Hawaiian Bhrl
will soothe woes
The ceremonial session will come
to a close ut G o'clock this evening.
The novices, then novices no longer,
will be given nn opportunity to re
cover from the effects of their trials
and will then gather at 8 o'clock at
the Alexander Young Hotel for tho
An excellent repast, both mental
and gastronomies!, Is promised uud
It will not take long for the luckloss
ones to, recover from the effects of
their- travel, A supply of special
padded chairs has been secured, while
a long mantleplece will be erected
ulong ono side of tho banquet hall.
There will be no set speeches, but
plenty of entertainment will be pro
vided, and If all the nobles do not
have a good time It will not be the
fault of the members of Aloha Tem
ple who have been entrusted with.
the task of getting up the banquet
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nONOMTMVT. 1!., SATTjnDAT, NOV.
iinruuLiii mm iiui
"Who was that man with tho wry
face that Just passed by?"
"Oh, that was John Detor; he has
leeu swallowing tho knives in his
restaurant lately to Inure himself to
the cutting blasts of the desert."
Pusser-by What Is tho matter with
Ueiurosu theso days?
Stayer-Still Ho uv McCandlcss'
muslodunlc menagerie when the Ala
meda camo In yesterday morning.
Hughes What was the matter with
those pictures tost Perkins mado for
Ashley He wt rattled and put
arnica Into his develoier Instead of
ThroiiL'h tho desert tho tortuous .path
Is shown to the victims by Bath;
While Cooper and Wood,
Uoth medicos good,
Ileal the sores that aro mude by tho
"Why has the customs launch bein
cutting up such funny unties the past
lew days?" t ,
"Hull! Ynlint? la ftrnntlnlnt- un flint
be can dodge tho dells on his desort !
Dalch, that electrical shark.
Is fixing to send up a spark
To the planet of Murs
And talk to the stars
Or hark to the Dog Star's bark.
ALOHA'S HISTORY ' ,
. .1610 IN BRIEF
Aloha Temple, oasis of Honolulu,
was organized on April 2, '1900. Tho
first meetln: was held In the office
of J, 0. Pratt, a noble 'of Korelu
Temple, Kawllns, Wyo. Noble C. II.
Wood of Islam Temple, San FruncU-
co, was elected president of the meet
ing, and Noble J. G. Kothwell, like
wlso of Islam Temple, was chojen
On April 8, following, the nobles,
who had meet In Noble Pratt's office,
ugaln came together und voted to
give the new temple, for which they
were about to nsk a dispensation, tho
namo of "Aloha," subject of .course
to the sanction of the Imperial Coun
cil. The petition was forwarded, on.
April 9, 1900, to Potcntato R. I'.'
Hurlbut of Islam Temple, with tho
request that Islam endorse the ap
plication. The nobles of Islam read
ily acquiesced with the request and
en May 23, following, Aloha Templa
was granted a dispensation Crom the
The petition for a dispensation was
signed by Nobles C. II. Smith. J. W.
Krances, William Auld, Andrew
Drown, D, P. Morton, J, O. Luttetl,
C. L. Lewis, H. H. Williams, J. G.
Kothwell, K. J. Amweg, It. E. Web
ster, J. ,0. Pratt, L. T. Grant, Bamuet
II. Comstock, II. G. Holt, Wlllkam K.
Taylor, W. J. (lalbralth, and C. II.
On March 13, 1901, tho Imperial
Caravan arrived, In chargo of rtho Im
perial Potentate. ,'
It was on March 14 thpit Aloha
Temple was formally Instituted, un
der dispensation from the 'Imperial
Potentate. The ceremonies were con.
ducted by Imperial Potentate L. II.
Wlnsor, Imperial Chief Rbban t
O. Evans. Assistant Chief Rabban W.
II. McGregor, William Wente, Nath
an II. Stoddard, Charles E. CFInk, aur
W. II. Itowell.
The officers Installed were Noble
C. I). Wood, Illustrious.' Potentate;
N.qble L. T. Grant, Chief (Rabban;
Noble K. J. Amweg, Assists nt Rab
ban; W. T. Galbralth. IHg b. Priest
und Prophet; Andrew Hrowr , Orient
al Guide; Henry Williams, (Treasur
er; John G, Rothwell, Recorder.
Slnco its Installation Alutha Tern-
A Modern Fable Not
Once In an island paradise in the
Pacific Ocean whero bllst und com
fort nlways reigned supremo, whero
the zem-eem fluid flowed us all zem
zem should, und did not pop ns some
zem-zem does, there was n worthy
temple of nobles who did Ihe togeth
er In peace and brotherly love. All
neophytes were treated with tho
greatest consideration and none were
made to experience that unseemly
rudeness which is common among
nobles in less favored and cultured
llut it cluinred that. on. ono fell I
day, there did como to the Templo of I
Aloha, which Is situated In tho oasis i
of Honolulu, a wild and blood-thirsty
man. This man was for long the
dread jotentate of Islam Temple In
tho oasis of Sail Francisco, an unholy
placo where the zem-zem has been
known to iop and where neophytes
aro always In fear for their lives.
And the Bald hard-hearted potcntato
did seek out Noble E. C. Drown, who
ruled over the destinies of tho Tcniplo
of Love and did Bay unto him:
"Ilrown, you're a lobster. Why
don't you make these kangaroos do
xomo hopping? They can't pass tho
lest of their lives on this dot in tho
ocean.. They'll hit some sands that
vlll make them think of Mother's
clipper at tome time in their lives."
The most gorgeous display of Ori
ental splendor eve witnessed In
this city was the Shrlncr pnrado
which tho nobles of Aloha Templo
took part In this afternoon. Tho
Arab Patrol, Its members garbed In
their brilliant uniforms, made a
striking picture and lent a splendid
touch of color to the parade.
It Is was a sight calculated to stir
the blood of any one, and It stirred
the blood of the luckless neophytes
all right. The long lino of near-
camels wai cicee '"d !n Impressive
ness only by tho long Hue of near
;oats. . Tho procession was headed by the
band. Next In line came the illus
trious potentate of Aloha Templo,
Edward C. Drown. The potentato
wus followed by Chief Rabban Dock
us, Assistant Rubban Ureckons, tho
High Priest. Oriental Oulde, Mar
shal, Director, Alchemists and Stand-urd-Deurer.
Next In line followed the camel,
the Assistant Director walking along
side, the Past Potentates, the ele
phant, with another Assistant Di
rector, the Nobles of Aloha Templo
marching in column of twoa, the
Ceremonial Masters, Arab Patrol, and
then, carefully guarded by the Tem
ple police force, the luckless band
The procession started shortly af
ter 2 o'clock from the Beretanla
street entrance of K. P. Hall. Tho
lino of march was along Fort street
to King, on King to Alakea, up Ala
Icea to Ileretanla, and along Ilero-
tanla back to tho hall.
The parade proved Tory popular
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pie has taken a prominent place In
tho Order und Its fame has drifted
to whatever part of the universe
Shrlners may Inhabit.
At 'tho great Imperial Conclave In
.Los Angclesa year ago, Alohu Tem
ple was roprcscntcd in force, keeping
open house nt tho llotel-LanKersuim
and dispensing liberal hospitality
to all comers. Visiting Bhrlners are
always hospitably entertained, and
to tho Noblo who visits these Isl
ands, Hawaii and Aloha Templo aro
r- 1 1
And It therefore came about that
tho good and kind potentntu did turn
the ceremonies over to the fierce und
ruthless lord. And thus It happened
that the grease pots, which had long
lain Idlo In tho Customs Warehouse
und tho electric iwcc. which luiJ
theretofore been used chiefly for illu
minating purposes, were called Into
use and urrayod for the benefit of the
And the good potentato was worried
exceedingly nnd tinned his fiico away.
Iiul J. S. McCandlcss, also a noble of
Alohu Temple, but not a man with a
sweet disposition like unto tho potcn
tate. did say.
"Trot out your grease pots and your
Juice wires, bring nlong your spike
mats and your Hilly goats; I long to
fee theBo frogs hop o'er tho sands even
as I saw them once In St. Joe, Mo."
Thus It caiue about' that the days of
tho ffood potentate ceased to exist,
and the unholy delltrles, which the
wicked Potentate Kilmer had Intro
duced, wero made thu law of tho tern
fie. And thus It was that tho neo-
phytea became exceedingly soro nnd
did tako but little pleasure In life for
u multitude of days of much niultl
Don't get any Krlsco potentates In
to your Island paradise if you don't
want to hit the hot nud weary wuv
OF ALOHA TEMPLE
It Is a lucky combination of cir
cumstances that hns called Noble K.
C. Ilrown to rule over tho destinies
of Aloha Templo ut this tlmo lucky
fur tlio rotclilute nnu lUCKy ior mo
Alohu Templo Is rapidly achieving
an enviable name In tho world of
Shrlners nnd, ns time goes on, tho
importance and reputation of thn
temple grows. Potentate Ilrown has
shown himself eminently fitted to
look after the welfare of tho temple,
and Aloha Is u temple worthy of a
potentate's best and most fulthfut
Tho official Divan of Aloha for
1908 Is as follows: Edwurd C.
Drown, Illustrious Potentate; Clins.
G. Ilockus, Chief Rabban; Robert W.
Drcckons, Assistant Rabban ; V. K.
Thompson, High Priest and Prophet;
E. R. Rath, Oriental Guide; Harry E.
Webster, Treasurer; Charles K. Mui-
ray, Recorder; Ktiwaru u. urown,
Charles O. Ilockus, Joshua D. Tucker,
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with the spectators along tho Una
und alternate cheers and Jeers rang
out, us nobles or neophytes passed.
Tho luckless candidates for desert
Journeying were tho recipients of
many bits of cheering ndvlco us tncy
passed along tho streets, their friends
seeking to steel them to tho Inevi
table in n manner hardly calculated
to steady their nerves.
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TmiloM' .Tumps S. MrCamllcss. Roll-
rcscntntlvo to the Imperial Council;!
A. O. Hoditlns. First Ceremonial AJm-
tcr; K. H. Porter, Second CcrcnionlBl
Muster: C. 0. Hnrtlctt, Marshal;
Samuel Johnson, Captain of tho
(JuarU; F. c." Smith, Director; u.
Hughes atul Thomas Shnrp, Assistant
Director; .1, l. TucKcr, Outer
(liuird; II II Murray, Captain of tho
Arab I'ntrol; W. if. Ashley, Musical
Director; Jolm-Mclanphy, Chief o
1'ollcc; Charles Thurston, Chief of
the Fire Department; C. II. Wood
nml C. II Cooper, Medical Staff; it.
J. GrimHI and K. Muuro, Alchem
ists; Christian Strom, Standard-Hearer;
Theodore Hoffman, Llghtnlu3
Conductor; C II. Wood, Superintend
ent Wireless Telegraph System; J. A.
Ilalch, Chief Wlrelessogrnphcr; T. If.
Petrle, William II. (loelz, C. (!. Dart
lett, Committee on Finance; Georgo
Angus, J. II. Craig, nnd E. J. Lord,
Committee on Traditional Manque t;
Nobles C II. Wood, II. G. Holt, M.
E. Grossman, C. 11. Cooper. M. Phil
lips, nnd Andrew Ilrown (deceased), ,
WINS SWEEP STATES
New York, Oct. 10th, 190S.
Chul'.ners-Dctiolt Motor Co.,
Tito fastest automohllo course' In
tho United Stntes wan ojienod today,
when flvo sweepstakes races ' wero
held on tho new Motor Parkway ut
Long Island. Forty racing cars, io
presenting tho leading makers of tho
world, took part. Among the drivers,
wero Biich men as Strang, who piloted
thu Renault, I.ytle of tho Isotta, Loil-
mer and Hums of tho Chalmers-Detroit,
nnd others equally well-known.
Although much higher powered earn
wero entered, Interest centered In tho
Chnlmera-Detrolt "30", the new $1500
cur brought out this year by tho Chnl-mem-Detroit
Motor Co. With Hums
at tho whoel, the "30" won tho Jericho
SweopataKes, a distance of ISO miles,
defeating two Mitchells, a Maxwoll,
Stoddard-Dayton, and Bchlen. Tho
race wus one of tho most thrilling of
the day, tho winning "30" lapping nl
most every car. Second placo was
captured by another ChuImersDetrolt
entry. Experts regntd tho raco as a
(.-real demonstration of tho reliability
cf tho low-priced car.
Tho Nassau Sweepstakes for cars
Belling under $1000 was captured by
tho Dulck, defeating n Mitchell nnd u
First honors In tho Garden City
Sweepstakes for cars selling between
2,000 nnd $3,000 wero carried off by
tho Sharp Ariow.
The Motor Parkway Sweepstakes
lor the largest and highest priced cars
weio won by tho Isotta, driven by
I.ytle. Other entrleB wero the Chad
wick. Simplex and Renault.
Carl II. Page.
II. K. Hotline's studio hold a distin
guished party last evening when ho
showed his splendid films of Volcano
pictures to Governor and Mrs, Frear,
Secretary and Mrs. 11 A, Mott-Snitth,
Mr. nnd Mrs. K. II. Nowell, Miss Kronr,
JL-y irs hot I
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this is U, &Vn- R , .
TMT HIKBl i !M 2000 f 1,
WHmfl i'li- 'LKtD HOT -SiJ
MOHOMHMKr tw. ...-i 1
Mr. Hitchcock, Mr. Stokes, John A.
Palmer und 11. P. Wood. Governor
Frotir wtii ou ono of tho other Islands
when Mr. Uonlne gave his public exhi
bition of Hawaiian scenes, and It was
at tho roqueat of tho Chief Executive
that tho piuato show was given last
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