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THE GRAND LODGES ELECT THEIR OFFICERS
Quite Exciting Contests
Decided in All of
Them.
CHARTER FOR REBEKAHS.
A. M. Drew Carries Off the
Grand Wardenship of
the Odd Fellows.
FORESTERS STAND ADJOURNED.
The Conclusion of the Sessions
Work Celebrated In a Grand
Banquet.
Odd Fellows, Rebekahs and Foresters
were occupied nearly all day yesterday
in electing their officers for the coming
year; but little other business was trans
acted.
In the Odd Fellows' Grand Lodge the
interest centered in the contest for grand
warden, for which there were nine candi
dates and which required two ballots to de
cide, and also in that for grand Becretary.
There were two spirited contests for
office among the Rebekahs. For grand
vice-president there were six aspirants and
P. F. Gosbey, Grand Vaster I. O. O. F. George T. Shaw, Grand Secretary I. 0. O. F. A. M. Drew, Grand Warden I. O. O. F«
two ballots were necessary. For grand
treasurer there were three candidates. For
grand secretary there was only one rival in
the} field against the popular incumbent,
and the contest was a one-sided affair, result
ing in an easy victory for the lady who has
served in that capacity ever since the insti
tution of the Rebekah State Assembly, five
years ago.
The Foresters elected and initiated offi
cers and adjourned sine die. Los Angeles
was chosen as the next place of meeting,
and the time may be set so as to bare the
session during the next fiesta session.
The only office which required more than
one ballot to elect was that of high sub
chief ranger. Three candidates were
placed in nomination, but, according to
agreement, the lowest dropped out after
the first ballot.
An elaborate banquet was served in Ban
quet Hall after adjournment to 200 mem
bers of the order.
ODD FELLOWS.
Grand Officers Elected for the Year.
A Charter Granted to the
Rebekahs.
Yesterday was election day in the Odd
Fellows' Grand Lodge of California; and
as nominating and seconding speeches are
not in order in that organization, the time
immediately preceding the calling of the
assemblage to order was devoted by the
friends of tLe candidates to electioneering,
which was carried on in a most animat ed
manner.
The first order of business was the elec
tion of Deputy Grand Master P. F. Gosbey,
who was elected to the office of grand
master by acclamation. In the same man
ner Grand Warden J. W. Warboys was
chosen deputy grand master.
Then came the contest of the session—
that for the office of grand warden. Ten
aspirants were in the field for this office,
as it is th« stepping-stone to the high
honor of becoming a past grand master.
The candidatea were M. T. Moses, V. S.
Northey, K. C. Brueck, J. F. Crosset, J. E
Baker, 8. F. Smith, George A. Atwood, A.
M. Drew, H. T, G. Wolff and W. A.
Bonynge.
On the first ballot 641 votes were cast,
522 being necessary to a choice. None of
the candidates, however, received the requi
site majority, and a second ballot was or
dered, all bat the three highest candidates,
Drew with 162 votes, Northey with 120 and
Brueck with 102, being dropped.
On the second ballot 687 votes were cast,
making 294 necessary to select. The re
sult of the rollcall was: Drew 327,JNortbey
124, Brueck 13t». Drew' was duly declared
1 elected.
The newly elected grand warden is an
attorney, and has been an Odd Fellow for
thirteen years, having joined Placer
Lodge N0.*48 in 1882, and gone through the
chairs of that lodge. Later he removed to
Fresno, where he has since resided. He
has been a delegate to the Grand Lodge
eight times, but has never before served
that body as an officer,' • : •
After the opening of the afternoon ses
sion came the election for grand secretary,
the candidates being George P. Shaw, the
incumbent, and J. H. Simpson, the retir
ing; grand master. This contest drew out
the votes of 615 members. Shaw received ;
375, Simpson 237 and 3 votes were scatter
ing. Shaw was duly declared elected.
The term of George. W. Stockwell as
grand representative having expired Hon.
James G. Maguire was elected to succeed
him, and Josian Glasson was elected as the
successor of V. S. Northey on the board of
trustees. The appointive officers of grand
chaplain, grand marshal, grand conductor,
grand guardian and grand herald will be
named on Saturday, the last day of the
communication. '. - • •"
The election having been disposed of
the matter of framing a charter to the
State Rebekah Assembly was taken up m
the report of the committee appointed on
that Hubject. After some discussion the.
report that follows was adopted, which
makes the assembly a duly chartered
organization after an existence of five
years as a mere auxiliary and dependent
branch of the parent order:
Your committee appointed -Representative
Robinette to inform the Kebe&ah State Con
vention of California of the action of this
Grand Lodge providing for the appointment
by that body of a committee of rive to act in
conjunction with your committee in regard to
the matters referred to the same. Upon re
ceiving such information the Rebekah State
Convention appointed such a committee, and
of that committee Sisters Alganette L. J. En
nis. Ruby J. Reese, C. A. Hoxett and Gertie A.
Mark* met in consultation, and after joint
■**-»«ideration and action your committee
recommend that the petition of the Re
bekah State Convention, I. O. O. F., of Cali
fornia for a charter for a Rebekah Assembly
be granted, and that the grand master insti
tute the State Rebekah Assembly of the Inde
pendent Order of Odd Fellows of ■ California as
soon as possible : that the form of the charter
be as follows :
We, the grand master, grand secretary, offi
cers and members of the Grand Lodge of the
Independent Order of Odd Fellows of the State
of California, do hereby grant this charter to
Rebekah Lodges Nos. of the State of Cali
fornia to form a State Rebekah Assembly of the
Independent Order of Odd Fellows of Califor
nia, and said State Rebekah Assembly being
duly formed is hereby authorized and empow
ered to charter and institute Rebekah lodges
of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, in
the State of California, according to the laws
and usages of Odd Fellowship, and to possess
and exercise all the powers and privileges ap
pertaining to such a grand body.
In the constitution adopted for the
State Rebekah Assembly it is provided as
follows:
This Rebekah Assembly shall be known by
the name, style and title of the State Rebekah
Assembly of the Independent Order of Odd Fel
lows of California.
The membership of the State Rebekah Assem
bly shall consist of the duly elected delegates,
officers and past elective officers, in good stand
ing in any Rebekah lodge, who shall be enti
tled to a teat in the State Re bekah Assembly,
and no one shall be permitted to vote upon
questions before the State Rebekah Assembly
but the officers, past elective officers and duly
elected delegates. Delegates must be past
noble grands or past grauds in good standing
in Rebekah lodges.
The basis of representation shall be to each
ReDekah lodge ol this jurisdiction one dele
gate for a membership of fifty members or less,
and one delegate for every additional fifty
members or fraction thereof, exceeding thirty
members, as shown by its report of December
31 of the previous year. Such election shall
take place at the last regular meeting of the
lodge in March of each year.
This State Bebekah Assembly shall hold regu
lar annual sessions at the same time and place
•where the Grand Lodge holds its annual ses
sions.
The elective officers of this State Rebekah
Assembly shall consist of a grand president,
grand vice-president, grand secretary and
grand treasurer, who shall also constitute the
executive committee, and who shall be elected
annually by ballot.
The appointed officers shall consist of a grand
marshal, grand conductor, grand chaplain,
grand inside guardian and grand outside guar
dian, to be appointed by the grand president.
All officers of this State Rebekali Assembly
shall be of the female sex.
The grand master of the Grand Lodge of the
I. O. O. F. of tha State of California shall have j
a general superintendence and. control over
the grand president and Rebekah lodges, only j
to be exercised -when in hit judgment extra- I
ordinary circnmstances or matters of great im- i
portance to the order urgently require the '
This concluded the business for the. day
and adjournment was taken until to-day
at 9 o'clock a. m.
In the evening the members of the Grand
Lodge attended the session of the State
Rebekah Assembly, which was devoted to
exemplifying Rebekah initiation and in
stallation work.
STATE REBEKAH ASSEMBLY
It Elects Its Board of Officers and
Adopts Two Important
Resolutions.
Election problems and proU&bilities were
the engrossing topics among the delegates
of the State Rebekah Assembly yesterday
morning before that body began its busi
ness session, as the selection of new officers
was the special order of the day. .
For grand president there was no opposi-
. i D&E.Q.CASE. . QEORGE 8. ROBINSON. P. H. SAVAGE. M. P. LIGHT.
SOME OF THE NEWLY ELECTED GRAND OFFICERS A. O. F.
• . . . • . [From photographs.]
tion to Grand Vice-President Mrs. Fannie
Benjamin, and she was elected to the
highest office in the assembly by acclama-
For grand vice-president there was the
most spirited contest, half a dozen candi
dates being placed in nomination as fol
lows: Mrs. Minerva Karsner of Oroville,
Mrs. Marion Greenwood of Stockton, Mrs.
Salhe Wolf of Sacramento, Mrs. Eliza
Rogers of Grass Valley and Mrs. Mary
Dallas, and Miss Alberta Littl' Held of Oak
land. There was no choice on the first
ballot, and a second was taken on the
three highest candidates, this resulted in
the election of Mrs; Greenwood as follows:
Mrs. Greenwood 134, Mrs. Wolf 45 and
Mrs. Rogers 28.
The surprise of the election was devel
oped in the contest for grand secretary.
No opposition was expected to Mrs. Mary
E. Donahb. of Vacaville, the incumbent,
and the announcement that Mrs. M. A.
Hawley of Sau Francisco was in the field
against, her occasioned quite a flutter
among the gentle voters. Mrs. Donaho
came out victorious by a vote of 154 to*4B.
Another, interesting contest arose over
the office of grand treasurer. For this
there were three candidates— Mrs. Martha
E. Field of Santa Cruz, Anna M. Criese of
Oakland and Mrs. Cynthia Wilder of San
Jose. One ballot, contrary to general ex
pectation, decided the matter, Mrs. Criese
winning the coveted position. The vote
was: Mrs. Criese 119, Mrs. Field 45 Mrs.
Wilder 35.
This closed the election, there being but
four elective officers in the assembly.
Two important resolutions, based on the
charter granted the assembly by the Grand
Lodge yesterday, were adopted. One of
these asked tnat the assembly be given
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, FRIDAY, MAY 17, 1695.
representation on the board of trustees of
the Thermalito Home. Should this request
be granted by the Grand Lodge, Mrs. C. A.
Hoxett of Gilroy will be the choice of the
assembly, the honor being considered due
her by "reason of her generous contribu
tions to that institution.
The other resolution prepared the re
quest to the Grand Lodge that the State
assembly be districted for the greater con
venience of the officers in making visits to
the various Re bekab lodges.
Before adjourning for the day the follow
ing impromptu staff, selected from the va
rious Rebekah lodges of the State, exem
plified the beautiful floor work of the order
in a most creditable manner:
Noble grand, Helen M.. Carpenter, Ukiah;
vice.grand, Dell C. Savage, Livermore; past
noble grand, Josephine J. Crawford. Sarr Jose;
chaplain, Fannie W. Baldwin, Santa Cruz;
warden, Algie Ennis, Lockeford; conductor,
Alice Scadler, Sacramento; Rebekah, Iva S.
Raker, Alturas; Queen- Esther, Jennie Garrigus,
■Salinas; Hannah, Hattie Smeader, George
town; Naomi, Martha Parker, Truckee; Ruth,
Sophia Hutton, San Francisco; Miriam, Lois
Grove, Watsonville; Deborah, Anna Darling
ton, Placerville; mother of Samson, Susan M.
Wakefield, Stockton; Hebrew women, Mattie
Stein, Lodi, and Alice Dyer, Roseville; banner
bearers— Louise Runekle, Dutch Flat; Ella E.
Gastman, Arcata; Daisy Karr, Soquel; Ida B.
Cash, Irvington; pianist, E. Rose Reese Oft,
Santa Cruz; captain, A. P. Murgotten, San
Jose.
In the evening the banner staff of the
State, that of Adsit Invidia Lodge of Oak
land, which won the gold gavel in the con
test held during the Midwinter. Fair, ex
emplified the initiation and installation
work in full regalia in the assembly hall
of Odd Fellows' building. The personnel
of the staff is as follows:
Noble grand, Miss F. Alberta Littlefield; ju
nior past grand, Mrs. Mary F. Littlefield; vice
grand, Miss Blanche Davis; recording secre
tary, Mrs. Alice M. Pierce; financial secretary,
Mrs. Lucy Xeal ; treasurer, Mrs. . M. A. Em
bury; supporters to the noble grand. Miss Ma
bel Alderson and Miss Maggie O'Hay: support
ers to the vice -grand, Mrs. Clyde Skaggs and
Miss Jennie Allen; inside guardian, Mrs. Carl;
chaplain, Miss Jennie Davis; organist, Mrs.
Mary Xorthey Spear.
All Rebekah members in good standing
were admitted to the hall, which had its
capacity thoroughly tested.
From the present outlook the Rebekahs
will remain in session until Saturday,
when the newly elected officers will be in
stalled and the appointive officers an
nounced.
FORESTERS' WORK OVER.
High Court Officers Elected, In
stalled and Tendered a Ban
quet Yesterday.
The Subsidiary High Court of Foresters
! continued its session yesterday morning
and did not reach adjournment until after
I 9 o'clock last night.
[ During the early session appeals from
i subordinate courts were considered at
j length and disposed of after full discus
; sion.
An application from the Independent
Order for admission to the Subsidiary
Hiyh Court roused a lively debate. All
the old trouble was gone over by the
members who had remained true to the
Ancient Order, and the Independents were
referred to as traitors to the cause. Both
sides of the question were reviewed for
several hours; but the final vote rejected
the application.
The committee on written and unwritten
work of the order presented a resolution
; asking that a committee of five be ap
pointed by the high chief ranger to revise
the. initiatory portion of the ritual as ap
plied to tioor work. The resolution was
adopted, but the committee will not be
named until later.
Los Angeles, k Eureka and San Francisco
E resented claims for the next session of the
übsidiarv High Court. Pending the vote
Delegate Robinson advocated a change in
the time of holding the session to the fiesta
week. The proposition was referred to
the executive council with instruction to
change the date if in its judgment a change
was advisable.
M. P. Light spoke for Los Angeles, pic
turing the hospitality of the southern
people and guaranteeing the best of treat
ment both from the members of the order
and the public at large. Los Angeles was
chosen as the next meeting place.
From the reports presented it was shown
that the claims of the delegates for mile
age aggregated $2200, some of the visitors
being entitled to $160 for their trip. The
claims were all paid.
A vote of thanks was tendered the press
of San Francisco, and particularly the
Call, for the space given the meetings.
The election of officers attracted atten
tion. William Cashman of San Francisco
and P. F. McNulty were placed in nomina
tion for high chief ranger. The first bal
lot gave the honor to Mr. Cashman, al
though Mr. McNulty held the position
once before.
M. Boehm of Bohemian Court, San
Francisco, was elected high sub-chief
ranger on the second ballot. J. C. Jeffries
dropped from the fight after the first bal
lot, and when the second vote was an
nounced Mr. Boehm had passed Samuel
Ferris, his other competitor, with a num
ber of votes to spare.
John Henderson of Court Occidental,
San Francisco, was elected high court
treasurer by acclamation.
N. P. Light of Court Sherwood Forest,
San Francisco, was elected high court sec
retary.
I.U. Savage of Court Star of the West,
San Francisco, was named as high court
senior woodward,"and Dr. E. J. Case of
Court Redwood, Ukiah, as high court
junior woodward, by acclamation.
George J. Monck of Court Kensington,
San Francisco, was elected high court
senior beadle.
G. S. Robinson of Court Southern Cali
fornia, Los Angeles, waschosen.high court
junior beadle.
The following were elected :
High Court Auditors— R. N. McLennan, G. W.
Lunt and 11 . Beaver.
High Court Trustees— Thomas H. Seoby, San
DiegO: Dr. D. McLennan, Honolulu; W.L.Lam
bert, .Eureka; J. Poujade, Nevada; W. E.
Etting, San Francisco. . • .
High Court Board of Arbitration— W. E. Kim
ball, William H; Kennon, George Peterson, D.
E. Besecker, San Francisco; F. 8. Farnendecz,
Pan Jose; Joseph Snyder, Grass Valley; Dr. J.
Mel. Morrison, San Pablo.
All the officers-elect were installed after
the election by the past High Court of
ficers.
High Chief Gashman announced the com'
mittee on State districts as H. Beaver, San
Francisco; J. Poujade, Carson City, Nev.;
George Costen, Seattle, Wash.; T. 6. Creer,
Utah; George L. Campbell, Colorado.
Outgoing High Chief Ranger Samuel
McMullen was presented with a handsome
regalia of the order by his fellow-orticers,
the presentation being made by Trustee
elect J. Poujade, ex-Lieutenant-Governor
of Nevada.
William Cashman, the new high chief
ranger, "has been a Forester since his arri
val in San Francisco in 1872. He joined
Court Star of the Mission and has occupied
all the chairs in the subordinate court.
John Henderson, now High Court treas->
urer, has belonged to the order twenty-rive
years, being an active member of Court
Occidental a greater portion of the time.
He has passed through all the edairs and
has been deeply interested in the financial
interests of the order, being president of
the board of deputies and also president of
the A. 0. F. Hall Association.
M. P. Light, the High Court secretary
elect, belongs to many fraternal organiza
tions. He became identified with. Forestry
by joining Court Sherwood Forest some
years ago. He has occupied every office in
the court and during the past year suc
ceeded in organizing over thirty courts,
while acting in his official position as
State organizer.
P. H. Savage, the new High Court senior
woodward, was born in Maine in 1846, but
came to California at the age of 21.
Some twelve years ago he identified him
self with the A. 0. F. and took such an
active interest in the order as a member of
Court Star of the West that he was passed
through all the chairs and sent to the Sub
sidiary High Court several years ago.
Aa soon as the installations had been
completed the new officers, followed by
the. delegates and members of the order,
proceeded to the banquet-hall on the third
floor and partook of an elaborate menu
prepared by order of J. P. Dignan, P. Kop
pen, D. J. Shine, D. J. A> O'Keefe and A.
A. Durand, the committee from the local
J. P. Dignan acted as toastmaster and
called upon the following to respond to
toasts:
"Progresaof the Order on the Pacific Coast,"
Samuel McMulkn ; "The Order at Large," P. F.
McNulty; "Finances of the Order," Henry
Beaver; "Ladies' Degree," John Falconer; "The
Press," R. M. McLennan; "The Order in the
Hawaiian Islands," Dr. D. McLennan; "In
Washington," W. E. Root of Seattle; "In Ore-
Eon," J. C. Brawham; "In Colorado," George
. Campbell; "In Humboldt County," \V. L.
Lambert; "In Mendocino County," Dr. Case.
CROOKS' WILL CONTEST
Disposition of Half a Million
Dollars to Be Decided
in Court.
The Devisee's Son Samuel Will Now
Endeavor to Break Her
Will.
The will of Mrs. Susan Crooks, who died
April 24, 1894, leaving an estate valued at
over half a million dollars, is to be con
tested by hur son, Samuel, who, it is sun
rosed, represents other malcontents under
the will. A formal petition for revocation
of probate on the grounds of fraud, incom
petency and undue influence was tiled yes
terday.
The provisions of Mrs. Crooks' will were
to the effect that her property should be
divided about equally among the children
and grandchildren, with the exception of
four. These were her son Samuel, the con
testant; his daughter; Susan Smith, her
own daughter, and her granddaughter,
Anita Gonzales. The two latter, Susan
Crooks and Anita Gonzales, were specially
excluded, because they were already well
provided for.
Mrs. Smith is the wife of Capitalist J. C.
Smith of Santa Cruz, and Anita Gonzales
is the daughter of Dr. Gonzales, from
whom Mrs. Crooks was divorced.
That left Samuel and his daughter, An
nie, but to them, through the former's
brother, Jonathan J. Crooks, in trust, she
left one-eighth of the estate. Of this one
eighth, however, he was only to receive
one-quarter of the income during his life,
and nis daughter, Annie, three-quarters.
Should he have other children Samuel
was to take nothing, and the income was
to be divided among the Issue. Thus Sam
uel was to receive the income of one-thirty
secondth of the estate.
Samuel Crooks declares in his petition
that his mother at the time of the execu
tion of the will was of unsound mind, and
that she was under the influence of design
ing persons. He also charges that there
was informality in the witnessing of the
instrument.
EX-GOVERITOB BUBNETT.
His Physicians Think He May liv* Sev
eral Days, Though Much Weaker.
* Governor Peter H. Burnett is not dead.
. At a late hour last night he . was s resting
ranch ; : easier, and k his physicians Bay Ihe
may rally and live several days; .'*<•■ , :■ -*;
;;." Little hope, however, is expressed for his
recovery, ± though \ his t. present -i condition
gives the physicians | reason Ito believe his
end may not be as > near as ; it appeared to
be yesterday morning. V ..- - -;*
: - Much of * the sick man's time is spent in
sleeping, which is * the I most unfavorable
symptom. . The physicians say it is indica
tive of the patient's increasing weakness. ■■;
The report 6of Governor Burnett's death;
which I appeared 1 in I some I of | the ' evening
papers brought a large number of sympa
thizing ■ friends to the ■ house ■to > condole
with tee family.
PREPARING TO CELEBRATE
Initial Meeting of the Fourth
of July Committee Last
Night.

FOREIGN FLAGS DISALLOWED.
The Half-Million Club Organizes the
Committee and Hurries •
Business.
A meeting of the Fourth of July com
mittee of one hundred prominent citizens,
selected by the Finance Committee of the
Board of Supervisors, was held in Judge
Hebbard's courtroom, in the City Hall,
last night, to organize for the work of pro
paring a suitable celebration of the Nation's
birthday. The meeting was called to order
by Supervisor Taylor, chairman of the
Finance Committee, who, in a neat speech,
set forth the objects of the gathering, and
expressed the patriotic sentiments suitable
to the occasion.
Charles J. King, a member of the Half
million Club, was nominated by W. H.
Davis for temporary chairman, and as
there was no opposition he was chosen by
acclamation.
On taking the chair he outlined the work
of the committee, dwelling largely on the
necessity of inculcating in the rising gen
eration the principles of true patriotism.
G. W. Owen was nominated by D. Gilbert
Dexter as temporary secretary by a viva
voce vote.
George B. Mackrett moved that a
committee of five be appointed on per
manent organization. This method of
procedure was, however, too dilatory for
the members of the Half-million Club,
who have undertaken to make the celebra
tion a success. The resolution was voted
down. The temporary officers were elected
permanent officers and J. E. Robinson
was chosen as assistant secretary.
Nominations for grand marshal were
declared in order. An attempt was made
to postpone the choice till a later date, but
it was unsuccessful. J. S. Henton in a
flowery speech named E. L. Forster for the
important post. Seconding speeches were
made from all parts of the room, and Mr.
Foster will command the parade on the
Fourth.
D. Gilbert Dexter next secured the floor.
After a long speech, in which frequent
allusions to the "Stars and Stripes" and
"Old Glory" produced frequent cheers
from his auditors, he offered a resolution
as follows:
Be it resolved. That it is the sense of this, the
Fourth of July Committee of San Francisco,
1895, that in the coming celebration of our
National day, the Fourth oi" July, no national
flag ke permitted to be carried or floated in the
procession on said day other than the Ameri
can flag.
This resolution was said not to bar any
banners or secret society insignia. On it a
rising vote was demanded and it was car
ried unanimously amid great enthusiasm.
K. L. Foster moved that Chairman King
be authorized to appoint an executive com
mittee of twenty-five members, and that he
take his own time for their selection, and an
nounce the names chosen through the
press. The motion, after being amended
to give the executive committee power to
appoint its own sub - committees, was
carried by a large majority.
A resolution was ottered that the com
mitten on literary exercises be instructed
to select p. Gilbert Dexter as orator of the
day. This brought out a vehement pro
test from Mr. Mackrett, who expressed the
sentiment that the celebration, according
to the rapid progress being made, ought to
be held some time next week. His protest
went for naught, however, and the resolu
tion was adopted.
E. L. Foster, the grand marshal elect,
offered the following resolution:
Be it rttolved, That no presents be given to
auy of the officers of the Fourth of July cele
bration of 1890 and no presents shall be pur
chased out of the funds placed at the disposal
of this committee either by the City of San
Francisco or its citizens.
Mr. Foster prefaced his resolutions by
some invidious remarks concerning the
customs of former years. These sentiments
the committee decline to approve, its
chairman stating that its work bore no
relation to that of former committees.
The resolution was adopted without a
dissenting voice.
On motion of Zacbary "Whitney the
chairman and the grand marshal were em
powered to secure permanent head
quarters and the meeting adjourned sub
ject to the call of the chair.
LITTLE JOHNNIE'S BATH.
Where the Urchins of the City
Co When They Want to
Cool Off.
A Beach Near the Gas Works.
Critical About the Waters
They Frequent.
A small boy leading a cur with a ragged,
and unwashed hide sauntered over the
sandy waste that lies between Van Ness
avenue and Fort Mason. The youth, a
freckled and grimy youngster, was not in
good temper, for he kicked the dog occa
sionally, an outrage which the unoffending
canine acknowledged by a resentful howl.
Presently two lads of about his own age
appeared over the brow of the sandhill,
and were welcomed with a shrill yell from
the advance guard.
"How did you get away ?"hailed the dog
owner.
"We give Silas a song and dance story,"
replied the i spokesman of the re-enforce
ment breathlessly. Thus, beyond 'doubt,
did I they refer ■; irreverently ;to *■ Professor
Silas White, the worthy principal of the
Spring Valley Grammar School. ; ,;
. - But the boys were not off on a raid, to
play brigand, and stand up a vegetable man
or a Chinese peddler. They ■ were seeking
that most delightful of all the joys of boy
hood—a surreptitious swim. :-? ,. : . .
The frequenters of the fashionable baths
of the City, where the perfect purity of the
water is guaranteed, fresh towels and well
fitting bathing-suits .; furnished, do 5 not
begin to enjoy the .water;; as those imps of
the sea . port, : those I little '.'mitchers" who
will roll in the tide until they are blue
with cold, 1 and who ; ; have scarcely tied the
last tatter in their well-ventilated "hand
me-down" before ; they " are . anxious .to
plunge in again. ;;V; ■ .">:, *'^" :' i-
The long sweep of sand beach lying be
tween Black < Point • and Harbor View is a
marine paradise for these lazzaroni. From
dawn to 1 sundown 5 they wade in, and dip,,
and swim, and roll naked in the sand and
revel in all the delights of untrammeled
savagery. Here the police never . bother
'them. f A few ' nickels - among ; : the : ; crowd
will purchase bread. The driftwood, which
is in abundance on this beach, is collected
for a tire, and the old Danish crab-fisher
and the Italians with their nets, drawn at
every tide, do the rest. The luxury of the
French rotisserie fades before this homely
feast of fish upon the beach; the derelict
onion does not go to waste, and even the
wave-worn orange,' if it be not too sodden,
is a dessert that is highly relished. ;
The • faithful and -, interested companion
of the - small i boy on all I the . excursions is
the dog. Not indeed the pampered pup of
wealth, whose sleeK body could not endure
that : chastisement ? which ; the gamin con
siders I indispensable ito I the well bringing
up of his % four-footed companion,'- but ; the
tough hybrid; whose : paternity ac.4 Joaatex
nity would puzzle the wisest judge that
ever awarded the ribbon of merit in a
bench show. The dog relishes his outing
as much as the boy. He is in perfect sym
pathy with the gang. He will take his
crust and his punishment with the same
equanimity. His ribs are not built on the
lap-dog plan. He casts his fortune with
the crowd, but like the fag at the English
public schools his. master will not permit
an outsider to administer corporal correc
tion. The other fellow who kicks that dog
has got to answer for that liberty in the
blood of his nose.
The more ambitious swimmers go in at
the rocks close by Black Point, but here
the current is swift and the undertow dan
gerous. This they know, and,' therefore,
they are so cautious that an accident is
rare. They prefer the sands where the
beach makes in crescent form and the jut
ting spits break the force of the rushing
tide. On the ebb, the beach between the
gas works and. Lombard street is a favorite
resort for the. swimmers. Still, it is not as.
cleanly as the more, westerly, snore, .and
the lads are critical about the quality qf
the water. And while the merchant, the
clerk and the professional man are growl
ing about the rising thermometer, and
mopping their heated faces, and consum
ing lemonade by the quart, the free and
philosophic gamin is glorying in the heat
and the cool invigorating sea, which em
braces him as a garment.
Dan O'Connell.
SOME STRANGE HOBBIES
People Whose Fads for Recrea
tion Yield Them Genuine
Enjoyment.
Preparing for Outdoor Explorations
In Forest and Stream That
Never Take Place.
A big, brawny fellow inspected carefully
a number of rifles in a Market-street gun
store yesterday. He handled the weapons
like a man who was familiar with them,
glanced along the barrels, tried the locks,
and threw them to his shoulder in an ex
pert and easy manner. Finally he selected
one, paid for it and packed it off.
"That is evidently an old hunter," re
marked an interested spectator of the
transaction.
"Yes— in his mind," said the shopman.
"I don't believe he has been in the field
once in a dozen years. He is the janitor
of one of the large City libraries, and spent,
I believe, his early life on the plains. The
old instinct clings to him still, and he is
good for a new rifle every season. Why,
his room must be a perfect armory by this
time. He lives in anticipation of going
into the wilds of Oregon some day and
slaughtering elk and bear by the hundred.
He is ready to start at a moment's notice.
But he never starts. 'I was a little too late
this year,' he will say, 'but I will be all
prepared to move out next July. I know
where to find big game, and I don't think
my eye has lost its cunning.' I believe he
has a roll of blankets and a camping outfit
set away in a corner, so he may gran them
In five minutes and light out fo*r the woods.
But he is but one of many with the same
hallucination.
"A prominent member of the Pacific
Union Club \ised to spend hours among
our stock. His hobby was fishing. He
bought up every standard work on angling
and he had a scrapbook pasted full of
fishing stories. Fishing rods, tlybooks,
nshing knives, landing nets, gaffs, spoons,
spinning and artificial bait of all kind
were his pursuit. He is wealthy and he
could afford to indulge his fad. It is
not exaggeration to say that he
owned everything from a Nortn Sea seal
ing outfit to a rig for the brooks or long
shore and deep salt-water nshing. Then he
learned to dress flies and succeeded in a
short time in producing good work. Yet,
as far as I know, that gentleman has had
but two days' fishing in ten years. Like
the hunter, he is getting ready to go every
season, but the weeks creep on until the
streams have run too low and the fish
won't rise in the lakes. He was cured of
his fad in an unpleasant way. All this
stuff he had stored in his rooms at the
club and one night a dishonest servant
swooped down upon them and cleaned
them out to the last fishhook. He has
never attempted to restock again and we
have lost a good customer.
"We had a visitor recently who had been
reading up canoe trips in the magazines.
He was also rich, and idle, and the idea of
making a long canoe voyage gave- him
something to think about. "So he had a
map made of the San Joaquin River, and
he was going to work his way clear up to
Tnlare Lake. We keep collapsing canoes,
and he thought one of them would be
handy to have on board the big craft in
case he wanted to push ahead and ex
amine for a channel or a portage. He had
a Rob Roy canoe sent out from the East,
he got axes, and portable stores, and rub
ber blankets, and patent lanterns, and
shelter tents. The voyage to Tulare Lake
has not yet been made, and the Rob Roy
has never floated yet in Pacific Coast
waters.
"Now I believe from talking to that kind
of people that they are just as happy in
planning these sporting trips land adven
tures as those who really carry out their
plans. Seated among the implements of
the chase, the camp and the brook, they
enjoy in imagination the pleasures of
wood ana stream without any of their ac
cidents and inconveniences.
The Queen of Korea thinks a ?reat deal
about her health. She lives in constant
dread of some disease which Tyill prove
fatal. *A lady physician is accommodated
with a suite of rooms in the royal palace,
and is obliged to visit the Queen every day.
When her Majesty is in the least indis
posed, she must always remain within
earshot. The doctor's salary, however, is
£3,500. , : '
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