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THE TRUE SPIRIT
Rev. Dr. Mackenzie Delivers an
Eloquent Address to His
"CALIFORNIAaiS MY .HOME."
The Preacher Describes the
New Power Vested in the
Son of Man.-
The Rev. Dr. Robert Mackenzie preached
6t the First Presbyterian Church at Van
Ness avenue and Sacramento streets yes
terday morning on the "True Spirit of
Christianity," taking his text from Luke
©; 46-56. He said in part:
The Christian church is thinking in these
days of Christ's last journey to Jerusalem,
Which led to his crucifixion on -Good Friday
morning and his resurrection on Easter. On
that last journey he patiently instructed His
disciples in the nature of his power and the
manner of spirit in which it should be exer
cised. The lessons he taught them are for the
perpetual admonition of the church. It might
be well to turn for a little while from cate
chisms and creeds and listen to his own words,
and from maximum Christs and minimum
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REV. DR. ROBERT MACKENZIE.
[Drawn from a photograph.]
Christs to the one original Christ of these
gospels and let him speak for himself on these
things. ° ° „ o „
, The coming of Christ was the advent of -a
new power in the world, destined to -affect its
politics, its morals and its religion. It is al
ways a question how such a new power will ;
. treat existing affairs. When a new Emperor
aor administration comes into power, men of
I'll classes ask the question, how is it going to
affect us? Men in position and out of position,
lich or poor, capital and labor, prisoners or
exiles in far lands ask that question.". No em
peror ever came with such purpose, power and
permanence as did Christ. Time at last rids
us of a Nero and robs us of Washington, but
Christ came to stay. Christ started on that
last journey from the most northern part of
Palestine. There on Mount Hermon he- was
'transfigured in the presence of disciples. Some
thing of his power and glory shone Out upon
them. He is entering on the fifth act of the
tragedy of his life. What he was in act and
spirit will soon appear.
The enthusiastic disciple had strong convic
tions as to both. Long had he walked in lowli
ness, but now they had seen his kingly power.
lie will draw the sword, he will asser% his dig
nity, he will rebuke indifference, he will put
down opposition. As a king he will set his
throne in Jerusalem. They were eager to be
v there that on Palm Sunday they might greet
\his accession with hosannas. But with infinite
patience he tried to rid their minds of that no
tio\n. Declaring that as he had b< : en he would
continue to be lowly, that instead of a crown
and a throne there would be thorns and a
That the spirit of his power was the spirit of
self-sacrifice, that his reign was to be not over
the bodies but the hearts of men, and that his
scepter was love:
As his disciples they concluded that as they
. were chosen out of all their countrymen to be his
closest friends they would receive the positions'
of first importance in his kingdom. Human
nature Is constant in its fiber. They were dis
cussing and dividing among themselves the
Taking a little boy on his knee as a concrete
lesson he solemnly assuies them that unless
they abandon such worldly ambitions and, be
come/as trusting and humble in spirit as that
chili? they should not enter his kingdom, much
less hold high office there. Cabinet positions
are for childlike men. They were thinking of
what great deeds they might do to win a favor
ing place in this king's heart. He assured them
that the one who stoops to a child like this and
puts his arms about him in helping love or pity
is the one that will lie deepest in his heart's
favor. Since he was to be king he would now
show his royal power against all indifference
and opposition, and, as they were his chief
officers they would begin their honored service
by rebuking all such. Hence, when on that
journey they found a man casting out devils
in the name of Christ, but who did not follow
them — they forbade him. He was a good man.
He healed and helped his fellow-men. He did
it in the name of Christ. ' °
If. I catch any fair glimpse of the master's
spirit he means that men or women, who for
his dear name's sake stoop to heal, to help, to
cheer even a little child, and that with only a
cup of cold water, are working for him, even
though they do not follow us as a Presbyterian
I church, and, let me say it, any church. Christ's
• ' language and figures are intense. He meant to
be intense. He is speaking his last words op
earth. He was speaking not only to those nar
row-minded men, but to all narrow-minded
-The Soii^f Man came not to destroy, but to
save. Firefcnd sword. Force how dear toman's
instinct. : QtQW far from Christ's spirit. Christ
taught that love is the pne invincible power in
the moral universe. Fire answers fire. Sword
cashes on sword, but love awakens love. As
Osiris conquered Egypt with music Christ will
conquer with patient toleration. It is that con
fident standing on the calmness of power in
herent in Christianity that he would have us
In closing I will say that the true spirit of
Christianity exists right here in my church.
My home is California, and I will continue to
labor in her field. ° °
PROTESTANT EPISCOPAL CHURCH.
A Lecture oh "The Seven Churches fn
California. ° °°
.-.'At- the evening service in Plymouth
Congregational Church last evening Rev.
W. D. Williams, the pastor, delivered the
second lecture of a series on "The Seven
Churches of California" compared with the
seven churches of Asia. The particular
" church dwelt upon was "the Protestant
The lecturer prepared his lecture by an
nouncing that it was not his purpose to
make any attack upon any of the churches
of which he,snould speak, but if any of his
remarks should be construed as* unusually
: severe he wished it understood that such
was hot his intention ; he simply wished to
"present the subjects as -they appeared to !
San Francisco, he said, ha?, with the ex
ception of New York, what no other city
i west of the Hudson has, and '■*■ that's ]; seven
episcopal sects— Roman' Episcopal, the
Greek Episcopal, the Protestant Episcopal,
the Reformed ' 7 Episcopal, the *; Catholic
Apostolic Episcopal, the Methodist Episco
pal and the African (Zion) Episcopal
church but ; that only one is recognized as
episcopal,* and that is the 7 Protestant Epis- ;
copal, which has eight parishes here. 7
:; In support of his assertion- that tall the
churches he named are descendants of the
ErtsC/Ooal church," he went over the history
of the Church of Jesus Christ in Britain,
and the various churches that had sup
planted one another until the I time of \ the
establishment of the ? present Church of
England. He then traced the Episcopal
church in the American colonies down to
the time of ; the close of the ] revolution,
when the Protestant Episcopal church was
established and renewed ! its advance. . In
conclusion he commented on the exclusive
ness of the Protestant Episcopal church
and its tendency to base its aut^horty on
ancient revelation. "* * '
Dr. Williams Tells How He Is Strength-
ened by Faith.
The Rev. Dr. Williams of Plymouth
Church preached yesterday morning on
"Man's Weakness and Man's Progress."
"Man is morally weak," he said. "It is
easier to carry around upon our lips an
argument for our theory than to carry
Christ's spirit around in our lives. Gospel
is power. Religious feeling in man is as
steam in a boiler. Connect an engine to
the boiler and the steam will accomplish
great things; but if you do not the steam
is g;ood for nothing except to fizz and hiss
and scream. Piety is not unconnected
solitary devotion. It is knowing the
courses of God in man and in nature, and
living according to them. Religion will
never make much of us until we make
much of it. Why try to walk in , the twi
light after the sun is risen? Why tarry
with the primer when we might read sen
tences with a riper, richer meaning? Faith
is not only a condition- wherein weakness
lays hold upon power, but it is that ex
perience in which we know the divine
power has laid hold upon us, just as the
magnitized filings stick to the steel, not be-
;ause ,they try so hard to take hold, but
because the steel has captured them.
"This is a thoughtful age. Piety is
brainy. All about us there is a passion for
new ideas. We do not care to-day to be
told that Japan won sixteen battles in 1891;>
We want the latest dispatch. Religion is
ever new and inspiring. It is not gloomy ;
it shines, -it-smiles; the "burden is light."
It is for something greater than itself it is
for eternity; just as the ocean steamer is
for something greater and better than it
self in bestowing time and place upon
thousands of human beings. Some make
religion stern and unsmiling; 0 they have
the joy of the .gospel, but they use it as a
man' does a, dark lantern which, though
lighted, he puts in his pocket; it does not
help .any boa}*. A cheerful, hoDerul, true,
generous, powerful Christian man or
woman is the natural product of the gospel
of Jesus Christ." °
MONEY AWAITS HIS COMING.
Twenty-Five Thousand Dollars
in Cash for a Man Who
-• V- . • Is. Missing. " . '■
Michael Deserish Is Earnestly
Wanted 'in Richmond,
If Michael Deserish knew that there was
$25,000 in cold cash waiting for him in
Richmond, Ind., probably he would not be
long in coming forward to claim it. y.7
Yet the fact is, and : C. R. Mayhough of
144 Seventh street, who is intrusted with
the mission of finding the man, has thus
far signally failed in his efforts.
A full description of Deserish has been
forwarded to Mr. Mayhough by Alfred
"Weishaupt, one of Richmond's best-known
German citizens, who is the administrator
»of the large estate, the settlement of which
has just occurred. ;yy ■ *
For the past month small advertisements
have been inserted in the, papers here, but
to no purpose.
"When last heard from, about fifteen years
ago, Deserish was in San Francisco, and it
is presumed that he drifted to the mines.
He is a native of Alese, Germany, and
came to America about forty years ago,
settling in Cincinnati, where he followed
the occupation of molder.
He came to California in 1880 and a year
later his 0 brother, Sebastian Deserish, for
warded to him $6000 in cash, which was a
portion of a legacy left him. It is known
that he received the money, but from that
day to this nothing ha* been , heard from
him. For the reason that there is such a
large amount of money coming to him Mr.
Wleishaupt, who is a brother-in-law, is ex
tremely anxious to find him. 7'-
The estate from which the money comes
was left by the father of Deserish,' to be
divided among a large family of children,
and because of litigation has not been set
tled sooner. The property is in both Ger
many and America, and at the time of the
death of the elder Deserish it was estimated
that he was worth a half million dollars. -
Michael was' always regarded as a little
a wild and with no. particular regard; for
" wealth. "Hence it .was 7 that he left his
brothers and) sisters to fight it out among
themselves. 'What the lawyers did not get
will go to the surviving fighters . and
Michael's share may be largely in excess of
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[CRUSHED BY -A LOCOMOTIVE.
H. Gutte's Ribs Were Driven Through
His Heart. ' -y -
A man, who was identified as H. Giitte,
a candle-maker, was struck by a switch
engine and -instantly killed on Channel
street, between Seventh and Eighth, at
2:20 a.m. yesterday. , The = man walked in
front of the locomotive, the pilot of which
struck him and threw him a distance of
| several \ feet from the track. The ribs of
| his right side were broken and penetrated
one of his lungs and the heart. The body
was taken to the Morgue. ', • y :.
The deceased was about 50 years old, tall;
weighing probably 200 pounds, and had a
sandy mustache. He was : poorly dressed,
like a tramp. In one of i his = pockets 7 was
found an envelope on which was written,
"H. ? i - 17^ da - W 50-$25 85." He
also had cash to the amount of $1 85.
The present Sultan of Morocco is descend
ed from an Irish girl 7 who became a mem
ber of the then royal harem more than 100
years ago. y-
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, MONDAY, APRIL 1, 1595.
Matters Which the new Mayor
Will Call to Its °-
THE ANTI-SALOON CRUSADE.
Davie's Fight With the South
crn Pacific— Cohen's Failure
0 The members of the new City Council
will take their seats this evening, presided
over by Oakland's new Mayor, J. L. Davie,
and the public is looking* forward with' in
terest to - the message which he will pre
As the Council is like the retiring body,
largely Populistic in political complexion,
and, in fact, composed of a majority of the
old Councilmen, there is a feeling that the
policy pursued will not be largely at vari
ance with that of the old board, though
the views of the Mayor on certain subjects
are certain to make him antagonistic to
some of the measures recently adopted by
city fathers. °
The ordinance recently passed giving
James Taylor & Co. the privilege of erect
ing coal-bunkers on Franklin-street Wharf,
with dockage facilities on the same struc
ture, is particularly objectionable to Mayor
Davie, partly on account of the incon
ve niehce the docking of the colliers causes
his freight boats Emma and Mare Island
in reaching their warehouse or the City
Wharf, and also because the Merchants'
Exchange is out in opposition to the grant
ing ol the privilege. The message may
con tain some strong references to this sub
Another matter which the Council will
be called upon to take cognizance of is the
movement now on foot to close Oakland
saloons on Sundap. The ministers of this
city have organized for that purpose and
will make a determined fight to gain their
object. Mayor Davie and a number of the
Councilmeu who were elected on the Popu
list ticket were pledged. by the Convention
which nominated them to continue the
fight against the Southern Pacific on the
.water-front issue, and the chief executive
will doubtless make pointed allusions to
this point. »
Cohen's Failure Was Expected.
The news that Edgar A. Cohen of Ala
meda,.a son of. the Southern Pacific attor
j ney, who died some years ago.had' filed his
petition in insolvency did not create great
1 surprise in Oakland, as he was known to
be much embarrassed financially some
time ago, and the fact that his mother re
fused to step between him and his cred
itors further harassed him. It is said that
he has been arranging his affairs for sev
eral months past with a view to settling
with his creditors through the insolvency
court. His liabilities footed up $331,431 89,
with assets nothing. --'.-' .-„".
The' Non-Partisan convention for the
purpose of nominating candidates for the
next town election, which takes place May,
13, was held in Odd Fellows' Hall on Satur
day night. There being much preliminary
business to transact it was nearly 11 o'clock
before nominating commenced. ,
7 There were about eighteen delegates from
each of the seven wards, making a total of
nearly 130 representatives present. The
old hall was crowded to the very doors
with citizens and other interested specta
tors. ; 7 ..
The nominations for Town Trustees re
sulted as follows: First ward, John Finn;
second ward, William Carey Jones third
ward, J. W. Richards; fourth ward, Mat
thew Lee; fifth ward, John Martin; sixth
ward, Byron Underwood and seventh
ward M. J. Acton. For School Directors
the men nominated were : George M. Rob
inson from the first ward, W. A. Beaty
from the second, Dr. H. N. Miner from the
third, A. R. Frame from the fourth, George
A. Norton from the fifths E. F. Neihaus
from the sixth and Chris Englebritsen from
A hard struggle was made for the office
of Town Marshal, by W. L. Lloyd and J.
W. 1 Striker, which resulted in a victory for
Jt took three ballots to nominate a Town
Clerk. Four men were in the field on the
first and second ballots, and on the third
the two lowest were allowed to withdraw
their nomination fee of $10 and retire from
the race. Charles Gumpertz was chosen
on the third ballot against Hanscom.
John Squires, the incumbent, was. then
nominated for the office 7of Treasurer,
followed by the unanimous nomination of
Isaac W. Wells for Assessor.
After the ' nominations bad been made,
a motion was made and carried that Chair
man Tisdale name the executive committee
of the party and publish it' in the local pa
pers on Monday.
The latest theft recorded in Berkeley is
that of a bicycle from the residence of F.
H. Lawton. The thief first made his way
into the stable, and not finding the wheel
there, broke into the house and secured his
booty. :■" ■ . ,;y.
David P. Barrows, a graduate from the
Pomona College and a student in the uni
versity, spoke last .. night at the ; North
Berkeley Congregational Church, on the
subject of "The Compatibility of Chris
tianity and Student Life.": -■
Remenyi, the great violinist, will play at
Stiles Hall this evening, under the auspices
of.the Unitarian Church of Berkeley.
The Seventh-day Adventists have secured
the premises at 2404 Central ; avenue for a
series of nightly lectures on the prophecies
of Daniel and Revelation. The first lec
ture was given last evening by Bert Dexter
of Tahiti, who attended the public schools
here several years ago. Since becoming
connected with the Adventists] he has
taken a course in theology at Healdsburg
College. y3aa^jggg'g!Bl^ i .v .
:-■'...'. German Authors.
Rev. H. E. J. Ongerth will present a pe
tition to the Free Library-Trustees to-mor
row evening asking for the purchase of the
best standard works printed in the German
language. - Mr. Ongerth desires the pur
chase for benefit of ; the large German
population, and especially for those > who
study ' the German language in the * high
Brigade Installation. '
The initial installation 'of officers of the
Third Alameda . Company, ', Boys' Brigade,
of the 7* Park-street Methodist -.Episcopal
Church, took place last evening -at 7:30 at
the church. :■ Brigadier-General J. H. Rus
sell and J. E. Baker '■ addressed the com
pany. . President Sparks ; presented '■'■ the
'■'H The , first .- business '> meeting of ; the Ala
meda; Junior Christian Endeavor Union
will Ibe held in the "parlors of , the Park
street Methodist Church 7 to-morrow after
noon. Junior Superintendent Mrs. B. "W.
Berry will address the ; juniors and super*
intendents. - '
PRINTING PRESSMEN'S PIONIO. -
The Members Had an Enjoyable Time at
7, : The San Francisco Printing Pressmen's
Union held its tenth annual picnic at Shell
Mound Park yesterday. 'The grounds were
crowded with pressmen \ and their friends, ,
and a most enjoyable day; was spent by all.
There was not a disturbance of any kind to
mar • the \ celebration, and - in s consequence
everybody was sorry when the band played
the last item on the programme.
The following is i< the * committee that at
tended to all the arrangements j and made
the day a success: ' ; F. O'Neill (chairman),
C. Long, G. Gates, M. Crary^ G. Maloney,
S. Kane and J. McNeill.
MEN LIKE JUDAS.
The Bey. W. H. Moreland Says There
Are Many of Them To-Day.
: ■ Rev. W. H. Morelaud preached to a large
congregation at St. Luke's Church yester
day. : His' subject was "Judas Iscariot,"
who, he declared, was not a monster of ini
quity, but a weak, 0 yielding, guilty man,'
exactly like many to-day. ' He said Christ
selected him because he had fine- traits,
and made him treasurer of the little band,
to keep the bag and purchase the supplies,
because he was shrewd and keen in hand
"The temptation to which such a charac
ter is liable," said the rector, "is overcare
about money— covetousness. No one is so
likely to fall into the snare of vanity and
avarice as the man who secretly feels his
superiority to others in - dealing, with
money, in turning to gold what his hand
touches. At first there was only a slight
difference between him and the others, but
gradually .' he : drifted into a mercenary
spirit. He put his hand .in the bag and
took money for his own use, arguing that
it was only his share of the common purse.
We know all about the tricks, the mental
explanations and evasions' with which men
juggle with their conscience and let Satan
into their souls until they become his
slaves and are free no more. •
The speaker described with graphic
' touches and in a dramatic -manner the
making of the secret bargain. to betray
Christ, the growth of treachery in the
heart of Judas, the betrayal under the trees
of the garden, the remorse of Judas and his
suicide, and traced the gradual decline of
the guilty man,' showing it to be so natural/
so perfectly human, the awful end coming
from just a little yielding here and there at
critical moments. He drew a picture of
Jesus loving ■ Judas to the last and waiting
for him to come back, and urged the most
guilty soul in the congregation before him,
though he had betrayed the Lord a hun
dred times, to come back to Christ.
"You will say," the preacher continued,
"'I haven't done the sin of Judas.' No,
for he couldn't sin as we have sinned. We
are walking in the grace and light of 2000
years of Christ's presence on the earth. It
is possible . to sin now more deeply .than
ever before. Measure yourself not by
others, but by God's wonderful kindness to
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A CHINESE TO BE ORDAINED.
Soo Hoo Nam Art Tells of His
Experiences at St.- John's
His Friend, Quong Loy, Became
■:■• a Christian and Fled for
The congregation of St. ' John's Presby
terian Church, California and Octavia
streets, listened with keen interest to a
sermon delivered by Soo Hoo Nam Art, the
Chinese assistant of Rev. Ira M. Condit,
pastor of the Presbyterian Chinese Church
Mission, yesterday forenoon. /:'.
It was the regular Sunday for the taking
of a collection for foreign missions, and St.
John's pastor, Rev. D. Hanson Irwin, in
troduced the minister as his Christian
brother and an object lesson, a living illus
tration of the beneficent effects of mission
ary work in the Chinese empire. ■ y "
C" The minister took^for the basis of his ser
mon a text in the ninth verse of the six
teenth chapter of Acts: •
There stood a man of Macedonia and prayed
him, saying, "Come over into Macedonia and
"No one but a person. who, has lived for
years in China," said the preacher, can
Soo Hob Nam Art, who will become a
Presbyterian Minister next Monday.
[Sketched from life by a "Call" artist.]- 7-
form any idea of the hindrances in the way
of christianizing ;' the native residents.
Three things are mainly responsible for
this state of affairs: first, the, worshiping
of ; ancestors; second, the worshiping of
idols, and third, the -fear of the • Chinese
that the Christians wish to break down the
native customs and traditions, in order to
obtain the mastery and finally to subjugate
them. The i worshiping of ancestors and
idols is the very foundation of their super
yyVWheh I came to San Francisco in 1875 I
knew absolutely nothing of Christianity
but soon after my arrival I became con
verted. I had no time through the week
to study, but attended four Sunday-schools
and one or two meetings every Sunday
In 1888 I returned to China; but that was
after I had informed my family, by corre
spondence, that I was a Christian and had
obtained assurance that they < would not
persecute me. ;. , t
"My native town is Chickhow, where my
brother, is; practicing medicine. • I have
converted my wife, my ; mother, my
brother and 7my brother's wife. Mv
mother died in 1891. v '
. "My wife is now in Canton, and to that
city a mend of ; mine, <y lo ng ?Loy,7fl d
m 0 rt x konß , ■> 1 C ? U8 « his . family .had
offered 50 taels for his ; head, owing to his
having ; been .converted to Christianity.
His ; property was >. all confiscated by his
family a nd he does not dare to return.
•y*l took my friend's place for three years
in the missionary work in Kowkong, and
he - went to Lmchow, where he is now
preaching the Christian religion." * —
. 6 iSS V - Hoo > T arn Art will be regu
larly ordained ; a ; minister of the Presßv
terian church iby the Presbytery f which'
convenes next Monday - *°™y* * blch .
School r '"
Teachers' Outing.'-J .
The Evening Bulletin offers a splendid
chance for the teachers of j the State to en
joy an outing. >; It offers a long list of free
caX 810 a n Sart. of the world- \
tb» taken by i: t? c? teachers "* who receive 1
W* ™M- V2 te;? t?efore June 78.-..These votes
published m the Bulletin every day.
This summer 7 the Bulletin v excursionists
Si be seen m Europe, Alaska, the / South
sea islands, It osemite and all popular sum-
• m m
;Vlfyoudon'ttakeLanglev'"s, Directory '
you don't get the names."' Out Monday.
OF THE SOCIETIES.
Fifty-Eight New Courts of
Within a Year. ;
A, GRAND SOCIETY BUILDING.
Assessments for' April — Busy
Times Near for the
Grand Lodges. •
Official Assessment Table.
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Chosen Friends. ....
Chosen Friends. ....
I. O.K. M. End.....
Knights of G.E....
Knights of Honor..
K. and L. of H.....
89 90 91
429 30 31
409 10 11
| or. 1 1
I Mar. 6
j Mar. 1 j
| Apr. 9
j Apr. 1
I Apr. 80
I Apr. 80
[Official assessment notices of any legitimate
fraternal society will be published free of cost
, in above table. Send them, with any other
matters of importance, by Friday, addressed
Fraternal Society Editor Morning Call, San
American Legion of Honor.
Grand Commander Filben . visited the coun
cils at. Visalia and Hanford last week. This
week' he will visit Nevada City and Grass
Valley. ; ...
Myrtle Council No. 187 of this city gave a
musical and literary entertainment on Wednes
day evening last. A fine programme was ren
dered, which was enjoyed by all present.
Next week the grand commander will visit
Pioneer Council No. 54 at Sacramento, to be
present at the initiation of fifteen candidates
into the order at that place.
Reports from different sources show the
order to be in a healthy condition, with a good
degree of prosperity. -■;
Ancient Order of Foresters.
This order has been busiiy engaged in insti
tuting new courts during the past year. Since
the last session of the Pacific Coast High Court
fifty-eight new courts have been established,
the latest being Court Mount Rose 8354 in
Reno, Nev. This court was instituted by
Deputy High Chief Ranger M. P. Light March
19 with a charter list of fifty members, forty
four being initiated on the evening of institu
The next session of the High Court will con
vene in this city May 14. . One hundred and
forty courts will be represented. The High
Court officers - are •■- preparing their annual
reports, which will i show unprecedented suc
cess and prosperity in the order during their
term of office. The total membership through
out the whole order on December 31, 1894,
numbered 900,000. During the year of 1894
$5,000,000 was paid out in sick and funeral
Court Fremont No. 810 held a most interest
ing meeting last Thursday, evening. Brother
Kauffman, the energetic chief ranger, presided
with his usual ability, wearing the beautiful
gold badge presented to him by the members
of the court for faithful and able services
rendered. At the close of the meeting visitors
and members adjourned to the banquet hall,
where all enjoyed themselves until the wee
sma' hours of the morning.
Court Enterprise No. 905 has entered upon a
new era of. prosperity. Dr. H. L. Curtis, its
efficient chief ranger, is accountable for the
present flourishing condition of the court. The
membership has. •: undergone a purification
with the best results. Dr. Curtis will represent
the court at the High Court session in May. ~
Court Pride of the Potrero No. 918 has initia
tions at every meeting. Dr. H. Nevins presides in
the most able manner and visitors are well en
tertained. Dr. Nevins. has also been elected
delegate to the next High Court session.
Ancient Order of Foresters of America.
Court Sutrb Heights No. 8458 was instituted
last Wednesday evening in the Alcazar build
ing |by C. P. Rendon," grand chief ranger, as
sisted by the other grand officers and members
of Court Golden West No. 7647. The following
were installed as officers of the new court: E.
S.Harding, J. P. C. R. ; C. H. Bremer, C. R.;
Powel Frederick, 8. C. R. ; Joseph Shula, treas
urer; Jacob Marks, financial secretary P. J.
Sp'acher," recording secretary; Theodore Wol
ters, 8. W.; Frank Shula, J. W.; J. W. Gleadell,
8. B.; L. N.Boukofsky, J. B. ; L. Levingston, P.
11. Hammersmith and August Hinz, trustees
James A. Wolf, organist ; Dr. C. R. Blake, phys
ician; Waller Bros., druggists.
The institution ' of the new court in . Santa
Clara has been postponed until Saturday,
April 6. The court will be known as "Adri
The following additional credentials of dele
gates-elect have been received by the grand
secretary: Court California No. 6071, San Fran
cisco, J. Nylands; Court Golden Gate No. 6681,
San Francisco, Julius Calraann, Julius Gabriel,
M. E. Licht and J. S. W. Saunders; Court Cap
itol of California No. 6742, Sacramento, J. H.
Dolan, Philip Hirsch, H. R. Stone and Abe Wil
son; Court San Francisco No. 6747, San Fran
cisco, F. V. Severance and S. Sternberg; Court
Star of Woodland No. 6854, Woodland, George
A. Ball and Theodore Muegee; Court Bay City
No. 6857, San Francisco, J. A. Hic\ey and I. O.
Kasser; Court Sacramento No. 6881, Sacra
mento, H. C. Fisher, J. W. Geeslin and
C. C. Nemetz ; Court Golden West No.
7467, San Francisco, I. I. Brown, E. Cook,
Samuel Mayer and J. Samuels; Court
Washington No. 7725, San Francisco, Louis
Kragen and M. C. Lasky ; Court Presidio No.
7750, San Francisco, Ed Gregory; Court May
flower No. 7754, San Francisco, A. C. Goldner ;
Court Farragut No. 7766, Vallejo, John P.
Scully; Court Columbia No. ; 7770, San Fran
cisco, J. M. Lackey; Court Rafael No. 8032,
San Rafael, J. J. Murray; Court Hanford No.
8039, Hanford, M. Benas;. Court Live Oak No.
8121; South San Francisco, H.Franks and
William Furey ; Court Pride of Colusa N0.8187,
Colusa, William Frank; Court Pioneer No.
8218, Gila Bend, Ariz.. J. Hall*,: Court Vaca
ville No. 8249, Vacaville, Ray Bennett; Court
Friar Tuck No. 8254, St. Helena, J. G. Johnson ;
Court Alhambra ; No. 8256, Martinez, M. M.
Taggart ; Court Cinnabar No. 8319,* Middle
town, Lake County, Dr. O.W.Green; Court
Sutter No. 8389, Yuba: City. George A. Rogers;
Court Italia No. 8419, San Jose, A. Vatuone;
Court Sonora No. 8451,Sonora, J. B. Curtin and
Charles Williams; Court Enterprise No. 8457,
San Francisco, J. G. Chase. ."-.-"*--'<-
The following additional credentials of dele
gates-elect to the Grand Circle of the | Compan
ions of the Forest have been ' received by the
grand secretary: • Live Oak Circle No. 29, San
Francisco, Mrs. M. E. Farrell, Mrs. B. Kramer
and Mrs. E. J. N. Steinweg; ; Robin Hood Circle
No. 58, Sen Francisco, Mrs. B. De Julio, Mrs.
C. Levy and Mrs. H. Schlamm ; Stockton Circle
No. 130. Stockton, Mrs. Maggie Green and Mrs.
Ella Williams; Paragon Circle No. 152, Napa,
Mrs. :B. Hegler; Santa Clara Circle No. 153,
Santa Clara, Mrs. C. B. Wright; Sacramento
Circle No: 156, Sacramento, Mrs. S. H. Henry
Hayes Valley Circle No. 201, < San Francisco, G.
W. Bayreuther; Paiaro Valley Circle No. 207,
Watson ville, Miss Alberta' Cox; San Jose Circle
No. 210, San 7 Jose, George F. Mendler;
Nos Circle No. 215, San Francisco, Thomas F.
Blake, Mrs. Annie Dijeau and Mrs. E. Harring
ton ; San -Pedro ? Circle : No. 263, San Pedro,
Charles A. Grosjean. " . .-..?;*
*" Diamond Circle No. 154 was reorganized last
Tuesday evening in Ocean View by the grand
chief companion, assisted by the various grand
officers and deputies. -;. . .? - --■■. :>■■<■-■
:•:-. Mrs. M. B. Campbell, grand chief companion,
has announced the following official visits for
the month * of April: ; Pride of Columbia Circle
No. 259 on April 1; Twilight No. 70 on April 4,
Bay City No. 11 on April 8, Excelsior No. 2 on
April* 11, ; Golden t West - No. 43 on' April 16,
Robin Hood No. 58 lon April 17, Olympus No.
42 on April. 19, Oakland- No. . 31 on April 22,
United States ! of America No. 260 on April 25
and Village Belle No; 264 on April 27. T
7 • " a;o.u,^t.
.D. S. • Hirshberg, grand . recorder, has ; been
kept more than usually busy during the past
few', weeks : preparing % for £ the • session of ■•-. the
Grand Lodge, which meets -at > Los Angeles
April 2. * ' '.'•.■" -y -
Chosen Friends. ;
The Grand Council of California will convene
April 9. -;':;. ■
. Nearly 2000 members joined this order dur-
I. 0. O.F. ' |HB
':'.; In compliance with a resolution passed at the
last meeting of \ the Associated ■ Lodges ; of ' New
York and Kings counties, New York, the secre
tary of that body has \ issued a circular tender
ing to the friends of the cause in sister jurisdic
tions \ sincere and j grateful \ acknowledgments
for, their noble response ] to its appeal s for,, sup
port, and submits a statement setting forth the* j
origin, progress • and result, thus '' far, of the j
movement in favor of aged veteran members
of extinct lodges. There is every indication that
tne present agitation will result in legislation
by the order that will, fully and ; justly provide
for members of extinct lodges. ' "■-*•• .
p The finest building ; devoted ■ to Odd Fellow
ship * in ■ the * world is situated on the corner of
Broad and Cherry streets," Philadelphia. It is
constructed of yellow brick, with | terra . cotta
trimmings, is a beautiful thing to look upon,
being architecturally in the style known as
Italian Renaissance, and having a frontage of
120 feet on Broad street t and a depth of 170
feet, and being ten stories high. 7. On the tenth
floor is a dining-room that will be open night
and day for the use of the members, and on the
same floor is situated a smoking-room and bil
liard-room. This introduction of docial features
into the lodge building is a novelty. ;
: Independent Order of Foresters.
Arrangements have been completed for the
supreme I chief ranger's visit to Colorado and
California, thence to Oregon and Washington,
to institute high courts if « required, and from
there to lowa, to institute a high court for that
jurisdiction; says the Independent Forestsr. It
is the purpose of the S. C. ft. to visit various
sections of the high court of California, includ
ing both the north and south," for the purpose
of meeting with subordinate courts and hold
ing public meetings in connection with the or
der. Courts which desire to have such meet
ings arranged for must communicate with the
H. C. R. at once, so that arrangements can be
made for the same. •
During 1894 the order has been greatly ex
tended, both in America and Great Britain, the
new organizations of the order for the year
being four high courts and 376 subordinate
Knights and Ladies of Honor. y •
The Grand Lodge will meet 'in this city on
Tuesday, April 16. »It will ■ be the first bien
nial, but the eighth session of that body.
„ Past .Urand Protector E. F. ; Aiken, who re
cently organized a lodge in Oakland, is at pres
ent engaged in the same good work in Grass
Valley, with excellent prospects.
Next Friday evening West End Lodge of this
city will. tender a reception to Grand Deputy
Doris J. Kaplan and the grand officers who are
to pay the lodge an official visit on that occa
On Friday evening, April 12, the present
grand officers will complete their circuit, of
official visits at Martha Lodge- in the Alcazar
building, and Martha Lodge is preparing to ex
tend the usual cordial reception.
• The prevalence of la grippe throughout the
Eastern States rendered it necessary to • call
three assessments for April. There were 108
deaths in the order from February 15 to March
15, the highest rate ever known in the history
of the order. .
Supreme Protector L. B. Lockard. mourns the
death of his estimable wife, who'died suddenly
at Cleveland, Ohio, last month. •
The grand protector and grand secretary are
both suffering from a severe attack of la grippe.
- The official journal of the supreme lodge, the
Sentinel, is published in San Francisco, Grand
Secretary S. B. Carleton being the editor and
publisher, an honor conferred upon him at the
supreme lodge session of 1893.
Past Grand Protector J. J. Groom has been
appointed chairman of the grand lodge finance
committee, vice Dr. T. B. Key. resigned."
Grand Secretary S. B. Carleton and wife spent
Saturday and yesterday in San Jose.
On Monday evening, April 8. the grand offi
cers will visit Bay City Lodge in the Red Men's
Hall, Post street.
There is a net gain of 816 in the membership .
of the order during January. .
Knights of Honor.
Liberty Lodge gave a musical and literary
entertainment and social on last Monday even
ing. An excellent address was delivered by
Past Dictator James G. Kennedy. At the close
of the literary "exercises refreshments were
served. All present expressed themselves as
well pleased with the series of spcials which
have been given by this lodge. 0 *
Grand Dictator Archibald, Grand Reporter
Curry and Grand Guide Learned paid a frater
nal visit to Anchor Lodge Monday evening,
March 25. °- ..
■ Occidental Lodge was visited by the grand
dictator on last Wednesday evening.
There are three assessments 1 for April.
Among the 251 deaths reported on the assess
ment call, five are from California. The amount
of money paid by the order for death losses to
March 14, 1895, is $49,824,928 40.
The past dictator's and dictators' association
visited Eureka Lodge last Wednesday evening.
The attendance crowded the lodge-room. In
the absence of a regular programme, short ad
dresses were made by several members of the
association. A number of musical selections
were also rendered. The meeting was one of
unusual interest. *7
The association will meet in regular monthly
session at Seven Pines Hall, Alcazar building,
Saturday, April 6. *
Knights of Pythias. •■ ,
The first session of the Supreme- CoortCrl Jjf
the Uniform Rank, Knights of Pythias, will as
semble in Pythian Castle Hall, Journal build
ing, in the city of Indianapolis, at 9 a. m., April
"Woodmen of the World.
' Head Clerk Watrous reports the receipt of
2006 applications for membership during the
last three months. .
: There will be no assessment call for April.
Golden Gate Camp had one initiation last
Wednesday evening and they will have three
for this Wednesday evening.
The Woodmen's picnic will take place May
30. -v-; •:•-;■.
Members who were absent last meeting night
missed an interesting and enjoyable visit from
the ladies of White Rose Circle. During recess
of the camp the officers and ladies of the circle
entered the hall, the worthy guardian stating
that they desired to occupy the chairs for a
brief space. Then calling those present to order
she announced their programme. Singing,
recitation and addresses were rendered, closing
with a request that adjournment be taken to
the hall above, where •to the surprise of the
camp members they found the tables bounti
fully supplied with fruit, cakes, etc. After an
enjoyable repast, concluded with toasts, the
fair visitors were bidden good-night, with* a
hearty invitation to call again. .-
By reference to the proceedings of the Na
tional Fraternal Congress, lately held in Buf
falo, N. V., it will be seen that the actual ex
pense of doing business in all benevolent in
surance orders averages $1 33 per capita per
California in particular, says the Chosen
Friend, seems to be the home of ■ fraternity.
There is no place too small for it ; every city,
village and hamlet has its council and its re
lief committee. No wonder, then, that the
representative papers of the coast exult in its
Henry P. Pipenbrink, P. C. of Columbian
Council, Order of Chosen Friends, Fort Wayne,
Ind., gets up a journal executed in pen and ink
for his council to be read out at each meeting.
Gems Found in Paris.
The director of Kew Gardens, lecturing
at the London 7 Institute on some curiosi
ties of tropical : plant life, said that among
these were the pearls found occasionally
in the cocoanut palms ; of the Philippine
Islands, pearls which, like those of the
ocean, are composed of carbonate of lime.*
The I bamboo, too, yields another 1 precious
product in the shape of ; true opals which
are found in its joints. In each case .this
mineral matter is, of course, obtained from
the : soil. : The ■■ natives of the : Celebes s use
these vegetable opals as amulets and
charms against disease. Chambers' Jour
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