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LATEST OAKLAND NEWS
rucess of the Men Who
A NEW POLITICAL FIASCO.
The Cyclists' Protest Has Proved
What Legislation Is
Oakland Office San Francisco Call,)
90S Broadway, Sept. 29. (
Three years ago John L. Davie was
credited with being a mountebank when
he undertook to use for commercial pur
poses a section of the water front without
asking permission from the powers that
had controlled it since 1552. Undoubtedly
much that Davie did at that time makes
better history uninvestigat d and no one
knows this better than the newspaper men
who were handling thfc "watt r front man"
lor the Southern Picific papers at the
time. But it must Also be borne in mind
that he was dealin* with a corporation
not given to beinj over-scrupulous in
matters where its vital interests are con
cerned. However, Da Ac held on and in
augurated the series of actions that cul
minated «i-esterday in ihe entering of a
•f-*fee declaring that the railroad corn
pn'ny has no title to any portion of the
water front except such small pieces as it
may have improved and is using in good
faith. The work commenced by Davie
■was taken up by the non-partisan Council
and pushed through to a finish, but it is
nothing but just to place the credit where
?.t is due.
Dayje's line of conduct has made him
•\Tm°f the city, and the non-partisan
Cou\jcumen were all returned. As their
success rests on a common basis, it might
be supposed that there would be marked
barmouy in the city government. A wider
g'.iess was never made. Davie and the non
partisans never speak as they pass by, and
the veto of the executive is placed' upon
every pet measure of the Council. Such is
polities in Oakland.
Last Sunday's dog-fight is an enigma to
many Oaklanders, and although the pub
lished list of "those present" created a mild
sensation, it is asserted that the unpub
lished list would shock the city. The gen
eral inclination on the part of all concerned
to treat the matter as a joke, and the ab
sence of anything resembling vigor in the
prosecution, are sufficiently apparent to
create suspicion. The first accounts stated
that "prominent jurists" were present, but
nothing more definite has yet been made
public, and probably will not be, as dog
fighters are not likely to be troubled by
any questions of conscience regarding who
they say were "not" there.
One humorous incident has come to
Jight during the week. A well-known
young professional man who was at Mr.
Barthoni ley's barn at 3 o'clock* last Sun
day morning, rushed down to the Sheriff's
office late in the day and made a long and
eloquent plea for secrecy. Sheriff White
listened to the possibility of a blighted
future and a wife's broken heart in the
event of publicity, and finally asked the
J young man his name. After getting an
the Sheriff looked down his list
remarked, quietly, "Your name wasn't
B)> the list, and so I presume no one saw
v there. However, I'll serve you with
| this John Doe warrant, and will fill in the
™ name afterward. Sorry I can't oblige you,
: we are not squaring cases just at this
' time." No one would have been any
wiser had not the unfortunate individual
been unable to resist the desire to tell his
friends bow he had "given himself away."
The nightly protest against the bicycle
ordinance has proved the necessity for
some kind of legislation regulating the
rights and duties of cyclers. It has also
had the effect of proving, so far as this city
is concerned, just what kind of legislation
is needed. The congested condition of
travel in Oakland, between Fourteenth and
Seventh streets, north and south, and be
tween Clay and Franklin streets, east and
jwest, demands that all reasonable protec
tion be guaranteed foot passengers. The
present requirements are as unnecessary
outside these '.imits as they are imperative
People living in San Francisco have no
idea of the vast amount of cycling in Oak
land, on account of its comparatively
smooth streets. There is not a yard of
basalt blocks or cobblestones on this siae
of the bay, and, as a result, every clerk and
employe, going to his lunch or making
collections, or having occasion to travel
two b-locks or more, uses a wheel. At the
same time there are others who also use
the streets, and during the middle of the
day these are, at the present time, mostly
"women and children.
The spectacle of half a dozen riders do
ing a little scorching on Broadway is a
very common sight, and, as it increases,
accidents will also increase. A great deal
has been said about the injustice of the
preseut ordinance, bat it is worthy of note
that up to this not a single club has en
tered an official protest. That it requires
modifying so far as its jurisdiction its con
cerned is undeniable, but that it is a piece
of useless legislation is equally untrue. Its
nature has been misrepresented. Robbed
of its verbiage, it simply requires riders to
keep off the sidewalk during the daytime;
requires a light after sunset, and also re
quires a rider to give reasonable notice of
his approach to a street crossing. Not
another thing is asked, and after the pres
ent desire to make fun of it has ceased and
its jurisdiction has been modified, I do not
think any reasonable rider will desire any
thing less stringent.
' The usual changes in political offices are
being made by the Board of Public Works,
and the usual dissatisfaction is being ex
pressed by the disappointed ones. All
kinds of stories are being circulated about
the promises broken and fulfilled of Com
missioners Peirsol and Wilson, but it all
amounts to nothing. The two men would
not be Oakland politicians if they did not
make a hundred promises for every possi
bility of fulfilling one, and having done so
the ninety and nine should know enough
to protect Iheir discontent. The Commis
sioners are providing for their friends just
as their predecessors in office did and just
as politicians will continue to do. If there
could be half a dozen chiefs of depart
ments, Miles Doody, Fred Campbell and
Chief Lawton would all feel safe, but it
does take some people a long time to real
ize that they who live by the sword shall
die by the sword. Since politics in this
city are in no direct. on bounded by party
lines, but are free to all, no party has a
right to expect anything. The present
rumpus between a handful of disgruntled
politicians is very far from being a schism
in the Republican ranks, as the breeders of
dissension have termed it.
The overruling of a demurrer is ordina
rily one of the most insignificant actions of
a court. The overruling of the District
Attorney's demurrer to the suit brought
against the Supervisors to determine the
legality of the reduction of corporation as
sessments is full of significance. It is best
expressed in the words of an Alameda
"When the Legislature was in session,"
' said yesterday, "Charley Snook was up
Sacramento pleading for an increased
-ury. One of his most powerful argu
" rnents was that he would 6e put to much
extra expense during this year, as it was a
< --rtainty that many of Dalton's assess-
Wients would have to be defended in the
courts. Some of Dalton's assessments do
need defending, but where do we find the
District Attorney? When the suit was
brought to prove "that the Supervisors had
no jurisdiction at the time they made the !
reduction Mr. Snook interposed a demurrer i
on a technicality on behalf of the Supervis
ors. I for one, am sorry I helped to in
crease his salary."
Judging from the remarks one hears on i
the streets it is very evident that many j
people in this city are of the opinion that }
the Council has recently passed a large num
ber of ordinances regulating public morals.
As a matter of fact there has not been such
an ordinance passed , since the present
Council took office. The ground for such
opinion consists of their enforcement. For
toe first time in many years the Oakland
policemen have been made to realize that
they are not municipal ornaments hired to
adorn the city at an expense of $100 per
month. Much fun has been poked at
Chief Lloyd because he is often seen with
a choir book under his arm and has his
name on the church roll. Such a point is
not well taken, and the b* st proof is the
prison docket. The law regulating lot
teries, immoral houses, vagrancy, keeping
clear sidewalks, illegal lie. or selling and
cycling, are as old as any other, but they
were never enforced till two months ago,
and their enactment came as a surprise, i
Councilman Heitmnn was quoted during
the past weeK as saying: "AY by does not
the Chief of Police enforce the ordinance
forbidding the collection of fares on
Seventh street?"' And the question will
Now that the fame of Oakland's water
front has been noised abroad all over the i
land it is very natural that many legiti
mate manufacturer should (!• sire informa- j
tion as to the best means of locating here. 1
There is, therefore, aft important duty !
before the Board of Trade and the Mer
chants' Exchange. There i.- also need of j
great caution and judgment to see that |
these bodies are not made use of as freel
advertising mediums. "Wit . n the past'
few months several agents representing
Eastern manufacturers have been in Oak- j
land seeking information about localities.;
Incidentally, these agents produced
samples of their wares, and in ne instance !
the Mayor called a meeting of leading j
citizens to confer with the agents. His
goods were passed around the City Hall,
their merits were explained and their
beauty extolled and the local papers gave
considerable space to the possibility of I
securing the new industry. Altogether the ;
agent extensively advertised bis wares at j
the expense of his hotel bill. The "in- I
dustry f> has not come here, b:t the news \
has come that the same agent has made
the same display in dozens "of other cities
on the coast. Tins needs guard. :.g against
or Oakland will soon be christ'-ned — like
her metropolitan sister — a "jay town."
Btoasz \V. Booth.
The first thanksgiving service of the
year was held to-day at the Church of the
Advent. Only fruits of the earth were used
in decorating the church, and the work !
was superintended by the St. Catherine's ,
Guild, composed of twenty-five young
ladies. To-night there was a rally of the
St. Andrew's Brotherhood, which was at
tended by representatives of all t.e chap
ters in San Francisco, Berkeley, Alameda
and Oakland. George E. Benn.tt and
H. S. Elliot of Sau Francisco and H. 11. I
"STOP! HAVE YOU SEEN • JOSH "—THE NEW HIGHWAY WOMAN
ON THE POsTIR WHICH HERALDS THE UNIVERSITY FUNNY
Braden of Oakland delivered addresses.
After the ceremony a meeting was held
and a chapter formed for the Church of the
Will Wear Bloomerg.
May Nannery will appear on Monday
evening as Ro?a Colombier, the Circus
rider, in ''The Arabian Nights," and will
wear a striking bloomer costume. May
Nannery has been exceptionally successful
at The Oakland and has been "secured for
the balance of the season.
Pauline Hall at the Macdonough.
PaulAie Hall will open a three-night en
gagement at the Macdonough Monday
night. There will be a souvenir matinee
COURSING AT THE PARKS.
White Rustic and L,ord Clifton Won at
Kerrigan's and Regent at
The fog and wind of yesterday afternoon
kept the crowds at the coursing parks
down to rather small dimensions, but the
regular habitues of the San Mateo County
resorts were on hand to see their favorite
sport, and betting was lively.
At Kerrigan's park the final of the pre
vious Sunday's thirty-six-dog stake be
tween Belniout and White Rustic was run
off, resulting in a win for the latter.
The regular stake was then begun and
some good coursing was witnessed, the
even drawing of the dogs tending to make
the poolbox do a heavy business. Follow
ing is the result of the run down:
J. Dougherty's Belle beat J. O'Connor's Jim
Douglas, J. O'Shea's Active beat J. Strehl's An
nie Rooney, C. Benchly's John W beat R. Cul
len's Catchem, G. Smart's Lady Fitzgerald
beat R. Cullen's Lone Star, Villa Kennel's
Maud G beat T. Lagomarcino's Seaweed, D.
Tweedie's White Rustic beat 8. Riordan's
CMcopee, J. O'Shea's Fearless beat J. Parlcin
sou'e Marvelous, G. Wattsc-a's Belmoat beat D.
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER SO, 1895
Dllloa's Jersey Queen, Villa Kennel's Twilight
beat F. Randolph's iJixie, G. O'Brien's Little
Bob beat D. Mulcahv's Benicia Boy, V. Carney's
Annie Daly beat Villa Kennel's Electric, T.
Lagomarsino's Blackthorn beat Villa Kennel's
Eounie Lass, C* Anderson's Nigger beat A.
Cbarpentier'a Saucy, J. Quane's Captain Morse
beat D. Tweedie'i Fairy D, J. Kerrigan's Lord
Clifton beat J. P. McDonald's Mayo Boy, J.
Dougherty's Ironclad beat W. 'Walsh's Jenny
H, Villa Kennel's Tempest beat J. Strehl's Lil
First ties— Active beat Belle, Lady Fitzgerald
beat John W, Maud (i beat White Rustic, Fear
less beat Belmont, Twilight beat Little Bob,
Blackthorn beat Annie Daly, Captain Morse
beat Nigger, Lord Clifton beat Ironclad, Tem
pest a bye.
Second ties— Active beat Lady Fitzgerald,
Twilight beat Blackthorn, Fearless beat Maud
G, Captain Morse beat Tempest, Lord Clifton
Third ties— Active beat Twilight, Lord Clifton
beat Fearless, Captain Morse a bye.
Fourth ties— .Lord Chiton beat Captain Morse,
Active a bye,
Final— Lord Clifton beat Active.
On Sunday next, in addition to the regu
lar stake, a match race between two fast
and well-known dogs will be run for $50 a
side. John Grace will judge the contest
and James Wren act as slipper.
The stake at Casserly's was not so large
as usual, owing to the fact that a number
of dogs usually entered there being out of
training, but the quality .of the sport made
up the deficiency and the form players
had, on the who'e, a good day of it. Re
gent showed his staying qualities by win
nin ; tin 1 final from a strong lieid.
Following is the result of the run down:
W. Tram's Little B< >-.".tv beat 7. O'Connor's
Ambition, J. Hcßride'i Flashlight beat D.
I>i:i:Ws Nellie D. W. Dalton'a ilene beat J.
Tracy's Soudan. T. .'. Cronin'i Dick beat M.
Rodger's Sly Boy, T. J. Cronin'a Jaspei beat w.
Dalton's Napoleon Jack. T. Brennaa'a Repent
beat J. Perico'i Wee Lassie! J- Donnelly's
Defender beat M. Lucy's Kosie H, C. Jenning*s
Bad Etose beat J. O'Connor's Tee Wee, J. E.
Cohen's Daisy Belle beat C. Welch's Mission
Boy, J. Dean's FuUerton beat R. O'Shea's Erin's
Mn'iil, !. Brennan's White Chief beat D.Dlllon's
First ties— Flashlight beat Little Beauty,
[lene l eat Dick, Jasper beat I.amjilighter,
Regent beat D< tender, Bed Rose beat Daisy h,
White Chief beat Kullerton.
Second ties— llene beat Flashlight, Regent
best Jasper, White Chief heat Kol Rose.
Third ties— Regent beat Ilene, White Chief a
"Final— Regent beat White Chief.
The management has announced a stake
at $2 50 entrance for Sunday next.
LATEST BERKELEY HEMS
A Poster Announcing "Josh"
Is in Evidence of Univer
Dr. O'Neill of Berkeley Expects a
Share of the Earl of Antrim's
BERKELEY, Sept. 29.— The second edi
tion of the comic publication of the uni
versity will appear to-morrow morning. A
flaming poster of brilliant colors, drawn by
Quinnan, has been prepared to announce
its arrival. It cleverly represents a young
lady dressed in mountaineer attire, raising
a cocked pistol|and calling a halt to passers
by, saying, "Stop! Have you seen Josh?"
/ George Riddle.
Berkeley is about to be visited 'by an
other man prominent in the field of the
literary arts, George Riddle, a graduate of
Harvard and an actor of much experience.
Professor Edward B. Clapp of the depart
ment of Greek and Professor William D.
Armes of the English department have se
cured his services for a lecture to be given
at the university next Friday evening,
chiefly for the benefit of the literary stu
v Professor Clapp, in speaking of him,
said: "Mr. Riddle will be remembered as
the actor who played the leading part in
the famous Harvard production of the
"(E/iipus Tyrannus" lin . 1882, which was
attended by. the most critical audience
that perhaps ever assembled in America.
His perfect pronunciation of the Greek and
his able rendition of the lines of Sophocles
won for him the hearty applause ■of * all
present. There is probably no speaker
now living who can give a more vivid im
pression of . the force and beauty of the
Greek language than Mr. Riddle.
Heir to Over a Million.
Dr. William O'Neill of South Berkeley
claims to be heir to = a portion of the vast
estate of Lord O'Neill, Earl qf Antrim; ; who
died a few years ago. The entire estate is
valued at s $80,000,000, V and the heirs in
America who have sent evidence \of ■ their
relationship number fifty-two. > ;
Dr. O'Neill ' Bays : that ' a meeting of the
entire number of claimants will be held in
New. York or : Chicago ; for the purpose of
arranging matters pertaining to the estate
sometime during the coming December. ■:).
'•/::': ■' — — : * ."♦'"'»'"' ,' — — '.'•
Cumulative |evidence.— "You ought to be
very - proud 'of your wife. * She ": is a |brllliant
; "You're right there." ;,
--' "Why, I could listen to her all night,?
"I often do."— Texas SiMngs.7
WEEKLY FRATERNAL INDEX
The New Equalization Plan of
the Order of Chosen
A SUBJECT OF INTEREST TO ALL.
A Great Compliment to a Supreme
Body— A Past Chancellor
Official Assessment Table.
vnosen !• nenus
A. 0. D. W
A. I* of H
K. of theO. E
Knishts of Honor..
K. A L. of JI
The Fraternal Akl. .
Workmen's («. F. . .
249 Sept. 3 Sept. 30
24-25-26 Oct. ll Oct. SiB
52-53-54 Oct. lOct. 31
105-6 .Sept. liOct. 1
447-8 Oct. 1 Oct. 31
424-425 Oct. lOct. 31
h Sept. i Sept. ;;o
i!l6 Aug. 31 Sept. 30
217 Sept. 14 Oct. 14
218 net. ljOct. 31
19 i Sept. 28; Oct. 28
[Official assessment notices of any legitimate
fraternal Fociety will be published free of cost
in above table. Send them, with any other
matters of importance, by Friday, addressed
fraternal Society Editor Call, sau Fraucisco.J
Order Chosen Friends,
The grand officers of the Grand Council will
visit all the councils in the jurisdiction for the
purpose of explaining the equalization plan
adopted at the session of the Supreme Council
recently held, also the legislation bad at that
session. The amendments to the relief fund
laws covering this plan will be in full force
and effect on the Ist of next October.
The following extracts from the plan will
prove of interest to not only every member of
Seal of the Supreme Lod?e, Knights
and Ladies of Honor.
the order, but to members of other organiza
tions that have under consideration the adop
tion of some such plan :
Sec. 287. Every Applicant for beneficiary mem
bership before initiation, or if already Initiated, on
; application therefor shall pay to the council one
assessment, according to the following table, to be
applied to the first assessment due after the dace
be or she becomes beneficiary, and the name
amount for each assessment thereafter due accord
ing to law while a beneficiary member of the order
until the full sum of $500 shall have been paid
on a relief-fund certificate for $1000, and pro
rat a on a certificate for a greater or less sum: '
•.- •' On . : On- On . On
, At the Age of $500 $1000 $2000 $3000
18 ana 26, inclusive... so 35 $0 70 $1 40 82 10
28-»«. 30. ".- ... 40 ... .. . HO 1 «0 240
31 " 35. ' " ... 45 ■90 180 54 70
38 '• 40, " ... 50 100 200 300
41 '• 45, " ... :GO ' 1-20.' 240 360
46 " 49, " ... 775 160 300 450
2 When the full sum of $500 shall have been paid
by a member on a relief fund certificate lor $1000,
and pro raw on a certificate for a greater or less
sum, then such member shall no logger be re
quired to pay assessments, and the certificate
siiall be deemed and treated as a paidtup certifi
Provided: Up to January 1, A. B. 1002, each
member admitted prior to January 1, A. D. 1888.
shall continue to pay assessments as they become
due, until the maturity of his or her certificate,
and if in so doing he or she pays more than $500
on each relief lund certificate for $1000, and pro
rata on a certificate for a greater or less sum, the
excess of assessment paid shall be added to the
sum named in the certificate and be paid to the
■ beneficiary with the principal sum due.
Sit. 287. On the Ist. day of October, 1895, there
shall b .' charged on the relief fund books against
every member then in good standing, and there
after against every member to whom a relief fund
certificate Is Issued, such number of assessments
as will realize the full sum of $500 on each relief
I fund certificate for $1000. and pro rata on a cer
i tificate for a greater or less sum; and there shall at
i the same time be credited every such member the
' I full amount paid on account of each assessment
I prior to said date; and every member shall there
after be credited with all assessments paid until
such member shall pay the full sum. of $500 on a
relief fund certificate for $1000. and pro rat* on a
certificate for a greater or less sum.
' Sec 288. If a relief fund certificate shall mature
before . the ; member shall have paid a . sufficient
number of assessments aggregating the full sum of
$500, on a certificate for $1000, and pro rata on a
certificate fora greater or less sum, then in such
cose the member shall be credited with the entire
amount paid on account of assessments, and shall
be charged with the full sum of -$500 on a certifi
cate for $1000, and pro rata on a certificate for a
greater or less sum, and the difference shall be de
duced from the amount to be paid the beneficiary
named in such certificate and shall remain In the
relief fund as assessments due and owing by the
said member on account of said certificate, and no
greater sum shall be paid on account of any relief
fund certificate to any beneficiary than herein pro
vided. ... . . ,
Sec. 311. When twelve assessments a year shall
be sufficient to pay all lawful claims that are or
may be presented, and there shall be a surplus
after such payment, then a»y such surplus shall
be set apart as an equalization fond. : This fund
shall be Invested from time to time by the execu
tive committee in such interest-bearing securities
as savings banks are authorized by law to hold In
the State where such Investment is made, and shall
be used when required, the interest thereon to be
first applied to .meet equalization certificates is
sued as provided In section "S3 as they mature;
and also to secure and pay into the relief fund such
amount as may be required to meet, a.< they
mature, the paid-up certificates, as provided In
section 287, of such members who shall have paid
into the relief fund assessments aggregating th«
full sum of $500 on a certificate for $1000, and pro
rata on a certificate for a greater or less sum than
Sec. 405. Any member who has no assessments
charged against him or her may at any time
change from a higher to a lower amount by giving
a written notice to the supreme recorder of a de
sire to make such change from and after a given
date named by him or her in said notice, and a sur
render of his or her relief fund certificate. The
supreme recorder upon the receipt of same shall
cancel the surrendered relief fund certificate and
issue a new relief fund certificate to such member.
A member who reduces his or her relief fund cer
tificate shall not be . entitled to credit for the
amount paid on account of assessments on such
portion of the surrendered relief fund certificate
in excess of the amount named in the reduced re
lief fund certificate under the equalization plan.
The age limit was reduced to 50 years and is
now in force and effect, and no person who has
reached his or her fiftieth birthday can be
admitted to beneficiary membership.
Persons who have not been vaccinated may
now become beneficiary members by filing
with their application a waiver of benefits, if
death occurs from smallpox, varioloid or dis
eases incident thereto.
An extra assessment had, prior to the Su
preme session, been provided for under date
of October 15, 1895, and this will be collected
this year, but no other extra assessments will
be collected this year.
During the year 1896, under the equaliza
tion plan, not more than sixteen assessments
will be collected; during the year 1897 not
more than fifteen assessments will be col
lected, and thereafter only twelve assessments
will be required each year.
The initiatory team performed work for Evans
Council No. 52 last Tuesday night and will
perform its next woric for H. Vv. Houton Coun
cil No. 10 on Saturday, October 12.
A grand entertainment will be given at 317
Mason street on the evening of the 15th of Oc
tober by Sunset Council No. 26 for the benefit
of the initiatory team.
More than 300 people attended the enter
tainment given last week by Crystal Council
No. 10, and a most enjoyable time was had.
American Legion of Honor.
The Supreme Council of the American Legion
of Honor, at its eleventh session, held in De
troit, Mich, elected the following officers for
the term ending June 30, 1897: Supreme com
mander, John M. Griunell, Newark, N. J. ;
supreme vice-commander, William N. Daven
port Marlboro, Mass. ; supreme orator, W. D.
Mansfield, San Francisco, Cal. ; past supreme
commander, Michael Nisbet, Philadelphia, Pa. ;
supreme secretary, Adam Warnock, Boston,
Mass.; supreme treasurer, George •«". Ken |
drlck Jr., Philadelphia, Pa.; supreme chaplain,
C. (\ Bitting, D.D., Baltimore, Md.; sopreme
guide, O. G. Frowert, Philadelphia, Pa. : fu-
Ereme warden, John M. Watkins.New Orleans,
a.; supreme sentry, T. A. Crawford, Boston,
Mass.; general counsel, J. F. Fort, Newark, X.
j. ; medical examiner-in-chief, J. F. Bush, M.D.,
From the reports of the supreme officers It
appears that there was paid during the term
ending June 30, 1895, to the benehciaries of
deceased members the sum of $5,209,500.
During the same period $161,000 was paid out
through the relief fund, while the dividends
returned from the guarantee fund amounted
to $328,349 89. While the reports do not
show an increase in membership during the
past term they show a good financial condition.
The Supreme Council made a number of
changes in the laws of the order. The $500
degree was restored. Each council should
elect its own medical examiner: councils may
pay sick benefits to their own members out of
the general fund of the council under such by
laws and regulations as the council may adopt ;
there shall be but one assessment per month
instead of three as heretofore; relief benefits
shall be paid from the fund sustained by
periodical assessments from all the members
to be known as the Relief Fund, ana to be paid
by the Supreme Council uuder such regula
tions as it may adopt; the ritual and laws
shall be translated and published in the Ger
man language ; a member may resign from the
order by paying all dues and assessments
charged'agaiiist him and on surrendering his
certificate; the collector shall keep an account
with each member, receive all assessments due
the Supreme Council, and pay the same to the
treasurer of the council, and report the same at
each meeting of the council. These changes
will go into effect the rirst of next January,
The executive committee was empowered to
offer a premium, not to exceed $1000, for a
new ritual to be approved by the Supreme
Several propositions for the protection of
aged members were referred to the executive
The next session of the Supreme Council
will be held in 1897 at Buffalo, N. Y.
Independent Order of Odd Fellows.
Enterprise Lodge No. 298 celebrated its thir
teenth anniversary last week, and on that
occasion an event occurred that will mark the
reunion as a red-letter one in the history of the
lodge. There were present delegates from
Porter Lodge No. 272, Oakland Lodge No. 118
and University Lodge No. 144. Past Grand
Master C. N. Fox, president of the board of
trugteesof the Odd Fellows' Home; Past Grand
Master W. 11. Barnes, vice-president, and
Grand Secretary G. T. Shaw, secretary of the
board. After some preliminary business had
been transacted Trustee John Trotter of Enter
prise Lodge presented a deed to three and a
half acres of land just north of and adjoining
the land of the Odd Fellows' Home at Ther
molito, Butte County. This generous gift was
received w.tli words denoting the high appre
ciation of the donation and the announcement
that the land will be used for the purpose of
building on it the home for the orphans of
Odd Fellows. James Naismith, the noble
grand, presided in a most creditable manner.
Knierprise Lodge, with a membership of 120,
has new $3700 in its treasury and during its
•Xlitenm has paid out as relief $10,506.
The indications at this time are that the at
tendance at the Grand Encampment to be held
in Stockton next month will be larger than at
any previous encampment. Arrangements
have been made for reduced rates of travel
during the encampment.
Ocean View Lodge No. 143 expects to dedi
cate its new hall at Halfmoon Bay on the 11th
of next month.
Fort Jones Lodge No. 115 will dedicate its
new hall at Fort Jones, Siskiyou County, on the
26th of October.
There was a large attendance of Odd Fellows
in the hall of Unity Lodge last week to listen
to a very interesting address by W. H. Barnes,
P. G. M., on the occasion of his birthday and
the anniversary of forty years in Odd Fellow
ship. His address was "on men he had met
during that period, and it was replete with
reminiscences, historical facts and pieasant
anecdotes. Addresses were also made by Past
Grand Master Slater of Ohio and others.
Grand Secretary Mary E. Donohoe of the State
Rebekah Assembly has removed from Vaca
ville to 132G Scott street, thif City.
Grand Treasurer George W. Lamont of the j
Grand Encampment is confined to his home by j
Yerba Buena Lodge No. 15 will hold an open
meeting on October 10.
*\Vildey Encampment No. 23 and the other
encampments of this City will hold a union
meeting on the 12th of next month.
On Saturday night Farnsworth Lodge No. 95
was instituted with thirty-five names on the
charter roll. The institution was by Grand
Master Gosbey, assisted by Past Grand Masters
Fox and Simpson. Following are theotlicers:
George H. Morrison, P. G. ; Henry Noble, N. G.;
W. W. Topping, V. G. ; George R. Weeks, sec
retary; W. Bennett, treasurer; W. J. Phillips, I
warden ; C. H. Hubles, conductor ; G. H. Wilson, I
R. N. G.; U. E. Flint, L. U. G.; J. Hextrum,
R. S. V. G.; T. Donald, L. 8. V. G.; A. H. Bush,
R. 8. S. ; C. Ayers, L. S. S. ; J. Wall, inside
guard; Henry Neunaber, outside guard. The
new lodge is named in honor of Past Grand
Sire E. D. Farnsworth. District Deputy Grand
Master Sutherland was the installing officer.
A. 0. U. W.
Fctuna Lodge No. 13 held an open meeting
in tne opera-house in Napa last Wednesday
evening, and there was a very large attendance
of members of the order and their friends.
There was music and an address by William H.
Barnes, P. G. M. W. Grand Master Workman
Toohy had been announced to deliver an ad
dress, but he was unavoidably absent.
San Mateo Lodge No. 192 haa secured a meet
ing place in the Odd Fellows' Hall In San
Mateo and will dedicate it on the Bth of next
The majority of the members of the order in
this State are opposed to the proposition to
grade assessments, but they are in favor of the
issuance of $1000 certificates.
' At the next supreme session to be held an
effort will be made to restore the limit of age of
applicants for admission into the order to 50
Unity Lodge, at its last meeting', discussed
the proposition of graded assessments and
$1000 beneficiary certificates. The principal
speaker was Past Grand Master Workman
W. H. Jordan, who declared himself opposed to
graded assessments, but in favor of the certifi
Silver Star Lodge No. 2, Degree of Honor,
gave an entertainment and dance in Babcock
Hall, North Temescal, on Friday eveniug, Sep
tember 27. The attendance was large and the
affair was thoroughly enjoyable.
Ex-Lieutenant-Governor J. B. Eeddick, who
died at San Andreas a few days since, was for
many years a member of Charity Lodge No.
148, located a' that point.
Mrs. Esther Lovejoy, grand chief of honor of
the Degree of Honor, who has been visiting
lodges in the northern portion of the State,
returned a few days since, and was particu
larly gratified at the welcome and cordial re
ception accorded her by the members of Peer
less Lodge No. 48, at Colnsa, Cal.
Ivy Lodge No. 4, Degree of Honor, announces
an entertainment and tableaux to be given at
Elite nail, Oakland, on October 16. A comedy
written by Mrs. A. Donaldson will be presented,
and the characters will be sustained by mem
bers of the lodge. An historical tableau will
be presented under the supervision of Mrs. A.
Wood, past chief of honor.
The new ritual adopted by the Supreme
Lodge at its session held in the city of Cnicago
last June will be ready for delivery about the
middle of October. Those who have seen the
ritual pronounce it a great improvement on
the one now in use, and under it an amplifica
tion of the Workman degree is arranged for,
so that teamwork will become a special feat
ure. The ritual is now being perfected under
the direction of the chairman of the ritual
committee, Past Supreme Workman W. Warne
Wilson of Detroit, Mich.
.Point Loma Lodge No. 248 at San Diego re
ports a number of admissions to its member
Two candidates are shortly to be initiated in
Blue Canyon Lodge No. 184 at Blue Canyon,
Yolo Lodge No. 22 at Woodland is having
accessions to its membership.
Arrangements are progressing for the anni
versary meeting to be held under the auspices
of the Oakland lodges on October 27. The meet
ing will take place in the First Congregational
Church, and addresses will be delivered by
Samuel M. Shortridge, P. M. W., and Robert
Ferrall, P. M. W. A musical and literary enter
tainment is also being prepared.
I. 0. B. B.
Grand President Jonas of District No. 4is
sending out to all the lodges a circular calling
upon the members to celebrate in an appro
priate manner, on each recurrence, the anni
versary of the birth of the order on the 13th
of October, or as near the date as possible, or
convenient. He suggests that the lodges of
the jurisdiction observe the anniversary by
open meetings or entertainments of such a
character that they will be "a fitting testimo
nial of the good work already done and a pleas
ing forecast oi what will be accomplished in
The lodges in San Francisco have been In
vited to meet the committee on intellectual
improvement, at 10 o'clock on Sunday next,
in the office of the grand secretary, for the pur
pose of taking steps to hold a union celebration
on the 13th. ■
In spite of the opposition of certain direc
tors of the Hall Association to paying a divi
dend, as decided upon at a recent meeting,
the dividend has been paid to nearly all the
sharenolders, the current expenses have been
paid, and there is a surplus, a report that is
satisfactory to those who hold stock in the
The beneficiary certificate in favor of the
heirs of John tcviusky oi Yosemite Lodge has
been paid, being the twenty-first payment this
year. The death was reported on the 12th of
August and payment made within five weeks
Knights of Pythias.
Grand Chancellor Samuels will make official
visits as follows: Monday, September 30, Cinn
abar Lodge No. 199, at New Almaden; Tuesday,
October 1, Fidelity Lodge No. 23, at Napa;
Wednesday, October 2, Pluto Lodge No. 130, at
St. Helena; Thursday, October 3, Damocles
Lodge No. 33, at Winters; Friday, October 4,
Golden City Lodge No. 03, at San Francisco;
Saturday, October 5, Monterey Lodge No. 180,
at Monterey; Monday, October 7, Salinas Lodge
No. 183, atSalinas.
Grand Chancellor Samuels visited Avalon
Lodge at Santa Cruz last week, and while there
was called upon to make a presentation of a
handsome jewel to Carl E. Lindsay. P. G. C.
1U Schaffner, grand keeper of records and
seals, was one of the visitors, as was also Su
preme Representative T. J. Crowley.
Pasadena Lodge celebrated its tenth anni
versary by a two days' entertainment. Oa the
first day there was a parade in the forenoon
and literary exercises in the evening, includ
ing addresses by Supreme Representative S. L.
Carter of Fresno, Past Grand Chancellor Mor
rison, Grand Chancellor Samuels and others.
The following day there was a picnic lorenoon
and afternoon and a banquet in the^evening.
At iis last meeting Laurel Lodge No. 4 added
three new members to its roll.
Knights of honors
To-morrow evening the lodges of District 31.
will hold a public meeting in Alcazar building.
The late J. G. Kennedy had been selected as
the principal speaker of the evening. M. T.
Brewer has been chosen to perform the task
that had been allotted to Mr. Kennedy.
Grand Dictator Archibald will start on his
visit to the lodges in the southern part of the
State on Sunday, the 6th of Octooer. He will
be with Los Angeles Lodge on October 16,
with San Diego Lodge October 21, at Fresno
October 22 and at Modesto October '23.
The late Professor Kennedy, principal of the
normal class in this City, was a prominent
member of the Knights <>i Honor and one
looked up to by every member of the order,
for he took a deep interest in its affairs and
was ever ready to assist by his counsel and ad
vanced knowledge ot the workings* of the
organization. He was a memb«r of the Past
Dictators' Association and his presence will be
missed in its councils. This association and
the grand body of the order will adopt reso
lutions expressive of the loss each has sus
Knights and Ladie3 of Honor.
The Supreme Lodge of the Knights and
Ladies of Honor at its tenth session, held in
St. Louis, Mo., re-elected all its supreme officers
with the exception of the lowest, a compliment
Beldom paid by aj grand body. The officers
Seal of the Grand Lodg^e of California,
Knights and Ladies of Honor.
are: L. B. Lockard, supreme protector, Penn
sylvania; H. Hoelzle, supreme vice-protector,
New York; C. W. Harvey, supreme secretary,
Indiana; C.F.Dudley, supreme treasurer. In
diana: Mrs. M. 8. Gilbert, supreme chaplain;
Mrs. Ellen Wempe, supreme guide. Ohio; \V. R.
Kendall, supreme guardian, Tennessee; P. J.
Meehan, supreme sentinel, Pennsylvania; Dr.
L. I). Witherill, supreme medical examiner,
New York; R. G. Lamberton, past supreme pro
tector, Pennsylvania. %
S. B. Carleton of California was made a mem
ber of the committee on appeals.
X proposition to fix the amount of per capita
tax to be levied by the representative Grand
Lodges at not less than 80 cents was de
Every ruling of the supreme protector dur
ing the two years past was sustained.
The meeting of Golden Rule Lodge on Thurs
day evening last whs an interesting one.
Among the many visitors was Grand Deputy
Mrs. S. Beverson. One candidate was initiated.
orand Deputy George J. Vincent has re
turned from Rural Retreat greatly improved in
Aurora Lodge will have a paper read before
it at the last meeting of each month. Mrs. L.
B. Holeombwill be the editor and Mrs. L. A.
J. \V. Maber and D. J. Kaplan were at the
recent session of the Supreme Lodge created
past grand protectors.
The entertainment of Martha Lodge recently
given to members and friends was largely at
Ancient Order of Foresters.
The Atlantic Subsidiary High Court assem
bled in City Mission Hall on September 2, in
Meriden, Conn. Seventy-nine courts were rep
resented, with a membership of 5203 and a
combined treasury of $45,206. Several impor
tant amendments were adopted, among which
is a provision requiring that all new courts, In
stituted on and after January 1. 1896, shall
adopt a graduated scale of contributions, ac
cording to age of members.
H. C. R. William Cashman has returned from
his visit to the courts in Mendocino County, and
reports that every court is in a flourishine con
dition. The cordial reception extended was
tar beyond his most sanguine expectation and
his trip will long be remembered with pleasure.
Court Fremont No. 7810 is busy making ar
rangements for a benefit, to be tendered to the
widow of a late member, on November 2 at
Social Hall, 102 O'Farrell street. Brothers
Kaufman, Fitzpatrick, Preston and Fuetcher
will use every proper means to realize a hand-
Borne sum for the widow and fatherless.
Companions of the Forest, A. 0. F.
Supreme Chief Companion Mrs. M. Asher Is
busy among the various circles, encouraging
each to build up its treasury, and the result is
fast becoming apparent; the reports for the
The scientific term "Varicocele" is used to describe a swollen,
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This insidious, life-eating ;..■ disease, and its ■ cure, is given
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quarter ending September 30 will show an in
cre«se in membership and funds.
Bohemian Circle No. 134 will entertain ita
friends in Social Hall, 102 O'Farrell street, on
Saturday evening, October 5. A good time is
assured to all who attend.
Washington Circle No. 1 held an interesting
meeting last Tuesday evening. The feature of
the evening was an address by E. E. Kelly,
M.D., who gave a most interesting account ox
his trip to Boston.
Foresters of Amerioa.
Last Thursday night Grand Secretary Bremer
who is also past supreme councilor of the Com,
panions of the Forest, was tendered a recep
tion in Social Hall, Alcazar building, on the
occasion of his return from the East. During
the evening he was presented a nilver service
by Mrs. M. A. Duke, grand sub-chief companion
of the State, on behalf oi the Companions of
the Forest, in recognition of the valuable ser
vices he has rendered the order and as a token
of esteem. He was also presented * large bas
ket of handsome flowers.
The grand secretary is preparing a list of the
courts as they will numerically be recognized
in the future, but it will take a month to com
plete this task.
The new regalia consists of a handsome col
•dr. That for grand officers is of crimson body,
with gold and Lincoln green, and edged with
gold bullion. That for subordinate officers will
be crimson, with blue and white.
The annual reception oi the Forestic Friends,
under the auspices of Live Oak Circle No. 29,
was held on Saturday evening in Alcazar Hall,
and all had an enjoyable time.
Court Stanford No. 7563 will give a high
jinks in Foresters' Hall, Alcazar building, on
next Wednesday evening.
Native Daughters of the Golden West.
A new parlor of the Daughters of the Golden
West is being organized in each of the follow
ing cities: Vallejo, San Bernardino and San
All the City parlors excepting two that have
a meeting place in the hall of Mission Parlor
will secure meeting-places in the new hail of
the Sons of the Golden West on Mason street,
! near Post,
<> rand Secretary Georgie C. Ryan states that
she is receiving encouraging reports from
all parts of the State showing tuat a great deal
of Interest is being taken at this time in the
affairs of the order.
Buena Vista Parlor No. G8 held an opening
meeting in Alcazar building on last Thursday
night and entertained its friends in a pleasant
Native Sons of the Golden West.
Grand Trustee Frank Mattison will pay offi
cial visits to the parlors in Amador, Calaveras
and Tuolumne counties on the following dates:
lone Parlor, lone, October 1; Excelsior Parlor,
Jackson, October 2; Keystone Parlor, Amador,
October 4; Amador Parlor, Sutter Creek, Octo
ber 4; Plymouth Parlor, Plymouth, October 5.
The following week be will visit Angels Camp,
then visit Chispa Parlor at Murphy's Camp,
and Tuolumne Parlor at Sonora.
A new parlor is beiig organized at Newman,
Athens Parlor No. 196 was instituted by tht
grand officer on last Friday night.
Workmen's Guarantee Fund.
There will be one assessment on the mem
bers of the Workmen's Guarantee Fund dur
ing the month of October.
A marked increase in the membership of thia
organization is noted of late.
"COASTING ON A BICYCLE."
The Charge Against Two Young
Men Ignorant of New
Mounted Officer Harper Gathered
In Four Offending Wheelmen
Four bicyclists were arrested in Golden
Gate Park yesterday for violating the regu
lation recently passed by tbe commis
sioners governing the rate of speed of the
silent steeds within the confines of the
people's pleasure ('"""nds. The regula
tion, as already pub ' in The Call,
positively prohibits "at. ■ me" or coast
ing, and limits the rate uJ -epd to ten
miles an hour.
About noon yesterday Mount-.'! Officer
Harper noticeu two Italians scorch ip.?
down Strawberry Hill, and he promptly
ordered them to halt. The dusky sons of
Italy, however, did not understand English,
and so with a merry wave of their hands
sped swifty on to the level plain below.
Officer Parker did not propose to have fun
poked at him, as he construed the friendly
salutation, but with an inter disregard for
life and limb started down the gentle de
clivity in hot pursuit. He rounded them
up, so to speak, before they fully appreci
ated that it was a chase and not a race that
the officer was after. At the Central Po
lice station they gave their names as T.
Bangioni and P. Seatina. The charge of
fast riding was placed against them.
Later in the afternoon the same officer
succeeded in arresting O. Mehner and A.
Small, against whom now stands the
charge of "coasting on a bicycle."
Mr. Small said yesterday that he was
unaware of the recent regulation adopted
by the Park Commissioners, though he
was not exceeding a speed of six or seven
miles an hour when nailed by Officer Har
per. He admitted that he was coasting,
but could not see wherein lay the power of
the Commissioners to regulate the style of
a person's riding so long as they kept
undex the ten-mile limit.
The bicycle-riders at large do not take
kindly to the numerous restrictions thrown
around their sport as far as it relates to the
park, though they readily concede the
right of the Commissioners to regulate the
speed of any and all vehicles. It is not
improbable that they will combine and
make a test case of that portion of the
ordinance prohibiting coasting.