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Interesting Items From Important Points in Alameda County.
CHIEF LLOYD ON MORALS.
He Finds Plenty of Sentiment,
but Stamina Is
SUCCESS DUE TO HARMONY, i
All Sectional Differences Are Lost j
Sight Of in the Fair . Man
Oakland O?*ics Sax Fraxcipco Call,)
90S Broadway, Dec. S. )
Chief of Police Lloyd has made a discov
ery that is giving him much to think
about. H«-has discovered that there is a
large number of people in Oakland with
moral sentiment well developed, but who
are not to be found when moral stamina is
required. He has just started on the fifth
month of his administration and it is saie
to Bay that there have been more gamblers
and members of "gangs" arrested than
during any similar period in the history of
the Police Department. Yesterday's de
cision, of Judge Frick upholding Judge
"Wood's conviction and line of a lottery
ticket seller may be construed as a premo
nition that the gambling and lottery men,
including the Chinese, will work, if at all,
under great difficulty for the next two
years and perhaps longer. The question
of the suppression of the gangs of West
Oakland is a much more serious one, as it
does not appear that the efforts to stamp
them out are meeting with any encourage
ment or success.
At. the present time there are about a
dozen charges pending against some mem
ber or other of the notorious Fish and
Sporting Life gang of West Oakland. In
many instances the evidence is so conflict
ing that juries can do nothing else than
acquit. In #other cases, however, the evi
dence is so plain that the Police Judge has
held the prisoners to answer in large
bonds, which, without exception, have
been furnished. The readiness with which
these bonds have been furnished has
caused great surprise, and is only to be
accounted for by tne fact that the gangs
"do politics" whenever the opportunity
offers. It -is this feeling of immunity
from punishment and the ease with which
they keep themselves out of the hands of
justice that evidently spurs the gang on
to commit all manner of depredations.
Murderous assaults of the gangs on
police officers, civilians, Chinese and
talians are the most common incidents in
the annals of the Police Court. Marks,
McKay, Praeta, Nolan and Kelly are the
names on the docket that occur so often
that the jailer has said it would save
trouble to have them made with rubber
The most flagrant case against any mem
ber of the gang was that of Tom Kelly for
assault with a deadly weapon. Some time
in the past Kelly murderously assaulted
an Italian and the circumstances appeared
so aggravated that Judge Wood held the"
prisoner to answer to the Superior-Court.
On the same day an information was
filed against Kelly in the Superior Court,
und he was, of course, released on bonds.
This was on August 23,1594. That year
passed away. The case was revived in
February of thi3 year, and has been heard i
from occasionally", and now, 1895, is nearly
ended. / It wili be ended and 1596 begun ,
before KoUy can be tried, as Judge Frick's ;
■calendar is well loaded down with the
Muhlner murder trial at present. The i
record of Kelly, taken from the Superior
Court record yesterday is as follows:
August -'.'>, information filed; August 27, ar
raignment continued to September 4: Septem
ber 4. arraignment had, continued to Sep
tember 24 for trial; SeDtemter 24, defenci
fln: arraigned, set ior trial November 20; No- |
vember 20, trial continued to November 2U,
to be set ; November 2G, trial set ior February
lS'jr>— February 5. continued to February 18,
to be »c: for trial"; February 18, continued to
February 25, to be set for trial; February 25,
continued to .March 4. to oe set for trial ; Marcn
4, continued to March 5, to be set for trial;
March 5, set for trial April 17, by consent;
April 17. continued to August 5, to be reset:
Angus; 5, continued to August 12 ; August 12,
rauso sot for trial .September 13; September
]J, cause reset, for trial October 29; October
I'D, cause reset for trial December 12.
The members of the Police Department
say they are tired of arresting the gang,
and Chief Lloyd regrets that there are so
many people in Oakland witn moral senti
ment, but who are strang«ra to moral
After three decades Oakland is at last
learning the value of harmony and
unanimity in fostering public enterprise.
During the past few weeks every organiza
tion has shown its desire to make the win
ter exposition a success, and for the second
time in the history of the city politics have
been buried beneath the general effort to
I'ull together. Two years ago it would
Lave been impossible to bring about the
result that has already been obtained.
When the executive committee named'
it was thought there would be some un
pleasantness because certain names were
not included. As it was to be largely a
manufacturers' and producers' show it was
decided to limit the personnel of the com
mittee to those two elements.
President Fish, the energetic head of the
Merchants' Exchange, at once secured the
passage of a set of resolutions offering the j
assistance of the exchange in every possi- •
ble way. Mayor Davie, who, as a politi
cian, was the riery opponent of J. \\ . Nel
son, the president of the fair, is to make the
address of welcome. The local newspapers
as soon as the affair was broached imme
diately threw up the gloves they chroni- j
cally wear and shook bands. When the ex
position does close no onp will be able to
claim the supreme honor, but everybody
wno has heiDed will be entitled to great
praise. , . '
The only other occasion on which Oak- !
landers have pulled together was the May
day fete for the benefit of Fabiola Hospital. i
On that day this city scored a marked suc
cess and Fabiola reaped a rich reward. The
secret of the whole thing was to be found i
in the marked harmony with which every
body worked. Tne same spirit is at wofk
in regard to the exposition and the same
jsuccesa is assured. S. W. B.
FUNERAL OJF . B. POM ROY.
Kinployes of the "Times " Kscort Their
J-ate Kditor to the Grave.
OAKLAND, Cal., Dec. B.— The funeral
of the late E. B. Pomroy, proprietor and
editor, of the Times, took place from his
late residence this affernoon. Rev. Dr.
McLean conducted the services at the
hor.se, and they were distinguished by an
entire absence of music and a great profu
sion of flowers.
Rev. Dr. McLean referred to the active
life of the deceased and to the prominent
place he has filled in Oakland profes
sional circles for rr.anv years. The services
were attended by the local staffs of all the
Oakland newspapers and by many mem-,
bers of the Bohemian Club, of which G. B.
Pomroy was a member.
The pall-hearers were all employes of the
Times and were Henry J. Snow, James M.
Shanlev, Frank M. Cosgrove, Leo Park, i
R. W. Magill, Gideon Davis, J. E. Holmea j
Jr. and h. P. Conding. The Bohemian !
Club was represented by the : following
honorary pall-bearers: , Donald ;de \.
Graham, Charles R. Peters, George W.
Nagle, Albert Gerberdine, William Greer
Harrison and Charles G. Yates.
Taken to Agnewi. .
OAKLAND, Cal., V Dec. John Mc-
Comb, son of General J. McComb, was
Tan— mi tji ■■Jbii i iiiTiim 1 1 1 li— in mil. *»» i— n ni—ti Tin i »~i
taken to Aenews by Deputy Sheriff White
to-day. He was considerably calmer than j
durinp his examination yesterday, and no ;
trouble was experienced with him. About i
four years ago he was committed to the j
same place, but after a time he recovered
and was brought home. Recently his I
malady returned, and he was ordered back |
to the asylum. '.
Fatal Fall off a Forch.
OAKLAND, Cai.., Dec. B.— Mary John- j
son fell off a porch to-night. while calling
on a friend and broke her neck, She re
sided ut 1715 Myrtle street, and at 8 o'clock
! went to Mrs. Frates' house, on Twenty- j
I ninth street. . -
Mrs. Frates was not at home when Mrs. I
j Johnson called, but on returning to her I
j house shortly after 8 o'clock she found the !
body of the 'dead woman in the garden !
| alongside the porch.
An examination showed that the de
ceased had fallen from the ]>orch probably !
while subject to a lit, and dislocated her j
neck. Mr?. Johnson was a heavy built
woman and 48 years of age. The Coroner
will hold an inquest to-morrow.
Walsh Still at Large.
OAKLAND, Cal., Dec. Attorney
Phil M. Walsh was not served to-day with
the warrant ordering his commitment to
the City Prison for contempt of court.
Walsh was in Oakland, but he did not
meet the officer who had the warrant.
11.- said he does not intend to be taken till
his attorney is prepared with his argu
ment on the writ of habeas corpus, which
will be at once sworn out. Lawyers who
have looked into the details of the case are
of the opinion that the writ will be dis
missed and Walsh will have to pay a line
or go to jail for one day, as ordered by
Lutherans in America.
OAKLAND, Cai*, Dec. B.— Rev. S. S.
Barnity delivered an address to-night at
the new Lutheran church on the missio'i
work of the Lutheran church in America, j
Dr. Barnity has traveled 30,000 miles an- !
i nually for the past fourteen years as mis- i
sion secretary of the denomination. He is
known among his' brethren as the "Globe
trotter" •of Lutheranism. He has a
National reputation as representative of
the pioneer work of the Young Men's
Christian Association and International
■ Sunday-school conventions.
Two I>or.en of Them.
OAKLAND, Cal.. Dec. B.— Daniel Bat
! teale was examined before Judge Ells
worth yesterday. As he was only subject
to epileptic tits he was discharged. Dur- j
■. ing the investigation it transpired that i
Batteale.was one of twenty-four children
: born of the same father and mother, \
twenty-three of whom were boys and one
a girl. They were all born within the t
i period of twenty-four years, and there
! were no twins or triplets. Most of the ,
■ children were born in San Francisco, and
the mother died when the twenty-fourth i
i saw the light of day.
Hay wards Is Stormed.
OAKLAND, Cal., Dec. B.— Last evening
! Ensign Reed and a detachment of Salva- j
tionists opened up warfare on Hay wards. !
A band accompanied the warriors and the :
j town was thoroughly shaken up before j
they returned. After an open air meeting .
; on the street the barracks were opened and ;
i duly dedicated. They are located in the j
old Rivers blacksmith shop on B 6treet, |
: opposite the postoiiice. It is the intention
j at present at hold meetings about three
■ times a week.
A Kerry-Boat Befogged.
OAKLAND, Cat... Dec. The first
. ferryboat from San Francisco this morn
• ing narrowly escaped a serious accident.
Owing to the dense fog the boat missed ;
the slips and smashed into the adjacent
piling with such force as to drive several cars
standing on the mole above off the track.
The passengers were compelled to walk up ,
■ to the ianding to catch the cars for Oak
land. The boat luckily escaped 1 serious
Not; at I'ortland.
OAKLAND, Cal., Dec. *8.— Chief LloyT J
received word from Portland to-day ttiat ;
the missing schoolgirl and her lover were
not on the steamer State of California that
arrived there yesterday. Where the chil- ;
| dren are is still unknown, and a message
has been sent north to ascertain if they
landed from the steamer at Astoria.
An Advisory Committee of 33
Appointed by the Repub
The Little Daughter of Dr. Knowles
Burned to Death in Her
ALAMEDA, Cal., Dec. B.— The Alameda
Republican Club met Saturday night. It
elected the following gentlemen to serve
on the advisor}' committee of the club:
First Precinct, A. R. Hamlin, 11. Cordes, J. B.
! Barber; Second Precinct, E. K. Taylor, Stanley
! Stephenson, Thomas Campbell; Third Pre
| cinct, Joseph Knowiand, E. Minor Smith,
George L. Birkmair: Fourth Precinct. William
Higby, Thomas White Jr., J. X. chapman:
Fifth Precinct, Alexander Mackie, E. A. Rand
' lett, H. A. Thompson; Sixth Precinct
'John Gunn Jr., G. W. Scott, E. R. Anthony;
Seventh Precinct, George LovegMTe, P. E.
i Browning, W.H. Noy: Eighth Precinct, W. F.
chipinan, J. 11. Walker, John Seebeck; Ninth
Precinct, A. R. Denke, J. B. Lanktree, Oscar
Rogers; at large. A. V.Clark. T. W. Leydecker.
F. J. Kletter, Columbus Bartlett, B. F. Lam
, born, T. G. Daniells.
The State Cent ml Committee, not hav
ing yet notified the club as to its attitude
i toward the State Executive Council, al
j though a letter of inquiry was written, the
question of affiliating with that body to
; the extent of appointing three delegates to
iit was apain postponed. Resolutions were
adopted indorsing the movement to have
: the Republican National convention held
I in San Francisco.
A Storm Brewing:.
A I.AMKIiA, CAI.., Dec B.— A storm is
brewing over certain discussions anu hints
I of members of the Board of Health con
i cerning infectious diseases in the public
i schools. A local paper published a brief
j report of the discussion in such a way that
it is left in doubt whether the disease is
among the pupils or whether it alHicts a
i teacher. Inquiry develops the fact that
' the remarks had reference to one of the
teachers, and the Board of Education is at
once on the ulert and will no doubt hold a
special meeting on the subject. It is sure
to be aired and may lead to a wrangle be
tween the two boards. The head of the
school board is the leading homeopathic
practitioner of Alameda, and the health
board is composed of live of the most
prominent allopathic physicians.
«. i : • t ■ • 1 Army Post Election.
ALAMEDA, Cal., Dec. B.— Joe Hooker
Post. Grand Army of the Republic, has
held its annual election, with the following
Post commander, George B&bcock; senior
vice-commander, G. A. Blank; junior yice
coinmander. H.P. Decker; quartermaster, John
Ellsworth; surgeon, E. U. Dunning; Chaplain,
J. H. de Nise; officer of the dar. Everett Ames;
officer of the guard. H. H. Todd; delegates to
department encampment ~ George Hemlng,
H. A. Ward, John Myer and K. B. Dunning.
Burned to Death.
ALAMEDA, Cal., Dec. 8.-This morn
ing the four-year-old daughter of Dr.
Knowles went to the fireplace alone and
her clothes caught fire. In an instant she
was completely enveloped in flames. The
child was frightfully burned and inhaled
the flames. She died at 8:30 to-night.
Dr. Knowles is a member of the Alameda
Board of Education and a practicing den
tist in San Francisco.
Thrown From a Train.
ALAMEDA, Cal., Dec. B.— Henry L.
Horn of 3285 Central avenue was thrown
from a narrow-gauge train near Walnut
street. He feiJ from the platform of the
rear car and was considerably jolted up.
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, MONDAY, DECEMBER 9, 1595.
KICKED INTO A CREEK
Rancher Deciente Was Partly
Crushed and Partly
WHILE RESCUING A FRIEND.
He Was Taken From the Creek, but
Died of His Injuries the
Oakland Office San Francisco Call,)
908 Broadway, Dec. 8. )
Antonio Deciente, a well-to-do rancher
who lived near Haywards, was partly
kicked to death by a horse, partly crushed
by a buggy and partly drowned. He was
buried at Haywards yesterday. He met
with an accident last Tuesday afternoon
near the Hollis ranch.
A relative of Deciente's was driving to
■his place in a buggy and in some manner
he was thrown out. The horse continued
a short distance to the edge of the creek,
and Deciente went out to inquire into the
cause of the accident and to give assist
ance. While Deciente was turning the
back part of the buggy around the horse
backed the vehicle against him and forced
him into the creek. He sustained some
fractures in his bones and they caused in
ternal complications, from which he died
Deciente lived in Alameda County for
many years and was well known. Among
the Italian and Portuguese people he was
an important man.
"Witnesses to the accident declare that it
appeared so slight that they did not think
for some time that Antonio was severely
injured. It is thought that the horse
mast have backed over Deciente after the
wagon had knocked him down, and then'
trampled some of the ribs into the old
After being taken from the creek every- '
thing possible was done for the wounded
man. Dut he eradually sank and died \
within twenty-four hours of the accident.
No autopsy was held, as the physicians ;
were fully satisfied that death resulted
from internal hemorrhage.
The deceased leaves a widow and one
ART IN THE CAMPUS
Radical Improvements for the
University of Cali
Dr. Gustav Eisen to Lecture at the
University on "Glimpses of
BERKELEY. Cal., Dec. B.— Wednesday
next will proDably mark the beginning of
many important and long-needed im
provements on the prounds of the State
rnivtr.-ify. The Board of Repents hold
their regular monthly meeting Tuesday,
and it is not thought there will be any
serious opposition to the plans which will
be submitted to them at that time.
Recent J. AVest Martin, chairman of the
committee on grounds, has given the mat-
PRESENT ENTRANCE TO TUX GROUNDS OF THE t.MVEKSITY OK CALL
ter a great deal of attention and is satisfied
that what is contemplated can be accom
plished at a very small outlay. Chairman
Hallidie of the finance committee has
promised to linu the funds necessary,
though at the present time he docs not
see just where the money is to come from.
The main improvement contemplated is
the building of an entrance way to the
university grounds. The present gate con
sists of a couple of posts stuck in the
ground. The new entrance will be from
Center street, the gate being set some fifty
feet back from the sidewalk. The ap
proach to this will be a traveled Y-shaped
walk and road combined, sixty feet wide
at the street. This will do away with two
crossings at the electric road and also the
winding walk necessary to reach the center
of the grounds. A new walk will be con
structed along the north bank of Straw
berry Creek to the main walk already es
Regent Reinstein will not give much in
formation concerning the new gate itself,
though he says it will be a handsome
affnir of stone and iron and a lasting orna
ment to the university grounds.
By the removal of the Oxford-street en
trance the botanical gardens in charge of
Professor Hilgard will be in one body,
making them easier of access. In the
grounds new gravel walks will be con
structed between the points most used.
The shortest distances will be selected,
with the object of correcting a habit grown
strong on the students of making paths
across the lawn. The old plank walks will
be torn up and fine gravel substituted.
Throughout the grounds at proper dis
tances will bo placed 100 settees,
the gift of a graduate. This will
be greatly appreciated by the students in
general, for at present there is not a single
seat on the university grounds.
In the main recreation grounds will be
built a handsome fountain, costing not
less than $2000. This is alsG the gift of a
graduate who, with the same modesty a»
that shown by the donor of the settees,
desires his name withheld. The fountain
will be of marble and bronze, and doubt
less be popular, as it will be the only
drinking-place in the grounds. There is
also contemplated a new gravel wain
from North Hall down the left bank of
Strawberry Creek to the depot. If this is
built it will save the students considerable
time in going to and from the station.
J. T. McLaren, Superintendent of Golden
Gate Park, has agreed to furnish all the
tools and implements necessary to do the
work contemplated. This will be a big
saving, as the university is practically
without implements of any description.
BERKELEY, Cal., Dec. 8.-The closing
exercises of the Northern California College
Young Men's Christian Association Con
ference, which opened at Stiles' Hall yes
terday morning, were held to-day. Most
of the forenoon waß taken up with the
praise service conducted by C. C. Michener,
international secretary of the association.
The various delegations gave statistical
reports of the work done at their several
institutions during the .past year. The
total number of students in each institu
tion was given, what proportion of them
were confessed Christians, and how many
have been converted during the past year
through the efforts of the Young Men's
The afternoon session opened at 3 o'clock
with an address by State Y. M. C. A. Sec
retary Spears. He spoke at some length
of the relation between the college work
and the city work of the association; and
also of the' great influence which Einging
had in winning men to Christ.
AY. P. Gifford, president of the Stanford
Association, who was a State delegate to
the Northneld (Mass.) convention, held
last summer, gave a descriptive outline of
the work done at the conference. He
closed his remarks by making a strong
plea in favor of the proposed summer
school on this coaat for the training of
men for better service in the college asso
H. J. McCoy. Sun Francisco secretary of
the association, followed Mr. Gifford. 'Mr.
McCoy's remarks were mostly reminiscent
of his early Christian work in California.
C. O. Michener was the next to address
the audience. He spoke chiefly of the
great need for more preachers in this coun
try. Statistics were given showing that a
vastly greater proportion of the college
graduates were studying professions of a
secular nature to the neglect of the clerical.
"This very morning," said he, "one-third
of the pulpits of the United States are not
tilled because of the lack of clergymen."
After the general session the presidents
cf the various colleges represented met for
the discussion of plans for work during
the coming year.
This evening at 7 o'clock the farewell
exercises. were lied under the leadership
of C. C. Michener. His topic was "Per
sonal Work and a Better Religious Life in
College." Remarks were made by a large
number of the delegates, in which they
related their experiences as Christian
Lecture by Dr. Eisen.
BERKELEY. Cal., Dec. 7.-Dr. Gustav
Eisen of the California Academy of Sci
ences will speak on "Glimpses of Mexico,
Past and Present," at the meeting of the
I niversity Science Association neit Thurs
day evening. The session will be held in
the physics-room of South Hall. It prom
ises to be of more than ordinary interest.
Washington r;irlor Obaerveg Its Anni
versary at Centerville in Char-'
OAKLAND. Cal., Dec. B.— The Town
Hall of Centerville was the scene of a happy
gathering Friday night, the occasion being
the fifth anniversary of Washington Parlor
No. 189, N. B. < ; . W. The decorations of
i the hall were in keeping with the com
memorative event, there being a profusion
of Christmas berries and palm leaves,
while over the renter of the stage hung a
bust picture of Washington.
The state, which had been enlarged for
the occaMon.wus replete with scenic efiects,
and all the auxiliaries for the production
of the three-act melodrama, "The Lost
Mine" — a reproduction of pioneer days de
picting the struggles and hardships of the
sturdy miners for >joid.
The following ladies and gentlemen took
Nevada, the Wanderer, F. IL Smith; Ver
mont, an px-dencon, F. F. Dnsterbetrjr; Tom
, Carew and Dandy Dick, young miners, G. 1.
Norris and I. 8. Sandholdt"; Silas Pieele, a mis
sionary of health. W. 1.. Robie; Jerden.ade
i tective, <'. P. C'ockefair; Jube, a black miner-
R. T. Moses; Win Kye, tho inquisitive, S.F.
Murphy; Mother Me'rton, Mrs. \V. Robic ;
Moselle, a wall, Mrs. C. H. Hatch; Agnes Fair
lee, Moselle's teacher, Miss K. Simpson.
Act I, scene— Mother's home in the Sierras;
"destagftan cum. Moseys to nnm"; "We're
not man-hunters"; Nevada, the poid king;
Dick the forger." Act '11, -Vermont's
cabin; a rough and tumble with a grizzly:
"He's tound it. Don't shoot. I'm your dad."
Act 111, scene— Same as act 1 ; "A nugget, you
bet." ■.. ; ;'-v0 ; - . '■r,-n
At the conclusion of the programme
The committee of arrangements was:
J. Norris, F. Smith, F. Clarke, \V. F. Robic
and F. Lourie, while F. Dusterberry ably
acquitted himself as tloor manager, as
sisted by J. Clark, R. Moses and C. Hatch.
Among those pwsent were:
Mr. and Mrs. W. 11. Ford, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph
Tyson, Mr. and Mrs. 3. B. Jncobus, Mr. and
Mrs. ('. Peters, Mr. and Mrs. J. \V. Carpenter,
I'r. mid Mrs. C. H. Allen, O. B. Simpson, Mr*.
S. Sandholdt, Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Eggers. Mr.
mid Mrs. J. M. NorrK Mr. nud" Mrs. F. T.
llhucs, Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Hatch, Mr. and Mrs.
Leo Brisacher, Mr. and Mrs.' E. B. Thompson,
Mr. and Mrs. E. Clarke, Mr. and Mrs. J. K.
lontc, Mrs. E. La Fleche, Mr. and Mrs. D. H.
Winters, Mr. and Mrs. J. <>. Halliday. Mrs. tt.
Norris, Mrs. Crocker, Miss L. Hesser, Misses H.
and M. Eggcrs, Miss Gregory. Miss Sandholdt,
Miss Grahams, Miss Dusterberry, Miss
Stanley, Misses Norris. Miss Heck, Dr.
Emerson, Miss Emerson, P. Decoto, Mr. and
Mrs. Robie, Miss Simpson, Mr. and Mrs. F.
M. Smith, Lou Decoto, Peter Crosby , Daniel
Crosby, Matthew Walthal, U. 0. Berkeley;
Calvin Ewing, F. C. Jordan, Charles Spear,
Oakland; Miss A. Emerson, J, D. Norris, F. F.
ftasterberrj, Bert Emerson, Mr. and Mrs. J. M.
Norris, Mien Maggie Smith, 11. A. Mosher, J.
Briscoe, H. Dusterberry, Ralph Emerson,
George Simpson, A. Robertson, J. Stanley Jr.,
A. L. Sunderer, J. M. Burns, W. Smith, Miss
Alice Lovj?, Miss Ella Winlhrop, Misses Fowler,
Wilder Smith, Howard Turner, James Turner,
Robert Moses, Harry Searles, John Beck, Miss
Wills, Fred Turner, Miss Briscoe, Miss Olney,
Mr. and Mrs. Henry May, Mlssas Rix, Miss
Chribtie, Miss Twohig, Miss Maud Jacobus,
Miss Hughes, J. Blacow, W. J. Crothers, Miss
Agnes Haley, Miss Pike, Miss Chadbourne, L.
Merritt, Miss Belter. E. Woods, W. J. Fields, J.
F. Walton, W. P. Saxe, 11. Culligan. Henry Bur
dick, A. W. Wetherell, Joseph Jarvis, Miss Jar
vis, Frank Behrmau, Mrs. s. Salz, Mr. and Mrs.
F. Jarvis. Miss K. Salz, F. Murphy, J. Stephens,
Miss Hansen, Wins Wormsley, Miss Mortimer,
Joseph Rttter. Mr. and Mrs. Robinson, Miss
Phair, Mr. and Mrs. F. 11. Newlands, Miss Ida
Walters, J. M. Martin, George Weeks, the Misses
Hayes, F. C. Barrows, J. D. Harlan, N. P. Aus
tin, Miss Tillcomb, Miss Warner, A. L.
Stephens, Miss Annie Yates, Charles Clark,
Mr. and Mrs. E. Vandyke, Mr. and Mrs. A. E.
Greene, Miss Pidwell, Mrs. Bushby, James
Douglass, Miss M. Hawkins, Mrs. Pretter, C. B.
Bates, James Arnold, Miss Fretes, Antone
Duai te, S. Kahn.
WEEKLY FRATERNAL NOTES
The Ancient Order of United
Workmen and the Winter
ODD FELLOWS' jj LEGISLATION.
Sons and Daughters of St. George —
Knights of the Golden
Ancient Order United Workmen.
There are but two assessments for the
month of December; one ia the regular
assessment No. 30 and the other a relief
assessment of $1.
J. F. Schwarting, who was for many
years financier of Harmony Lodge No. 9,
one of the oldest lodges of the order in this
City, died last week. He was an active
and energetic worker, and contributed in
a great measure to the success of his lodge,
which numerically is one of the largest in
The g»-and master workman contem
plates an early visit to California, intend
ing to visit lodges at Los Angeles and San
There was a large gathering of the
brethren in the lodgeroom of Valley Lodge
No. 30 on Wednesday evening, under the
auspices of the Past Grand Masters' Asso
ciation. A special committee, consisting
of E. P. Joy of Valley Lodge No. 30, Rob
ert Ferral of Spartan Ladge No. 30, Walter
Malloy of Golden date Lodge No. 8, W.
J. Cutbbertson of Eureka \ alley Lodge
No. £>2 and L. McMahon of Golden West
Lodge No '2*' A, was appointed to report a
plan of action for the winter campaign, at i
a meeting to be held on the 18th inst.
Elections of officers are taking place and
it is to De noticed with pleasure that the
recorders and financiers have usually been !
favored with re-election. It would take I
some little time to get acquainted with the ;
business details and the incumbents are ,
always better qualified to discharge these
duties than new officers.
Deputy Grand Master Workman Poland
has called a meeting of the district depu
ties of this city for the purpose of instruct
ing them in the new ritualistic and secret
The new rituals are now being distrib
uted to lodges upon the surrender of the
The grand receiver and grand recorder will
visit Benicia Lodge No. 94 to-morrow evening,
at which time it is expected there will be an
llalfmoon Bay Lodge No. 155 is arranging
for an open meeting to be held the lirst Mon
day in January, at which time the grand mas
ter workman will deliver an address.
Burns Lodge No. 08 had a full house on Fri
day evening, at which addresses were deliv
ered by a number of the grand lodge officers, it
being the seventeenth anniversary of the es
tablishment of the lodge. L. G. Scbord. the effi
cient master workman, has been re-elected and
will serve the lodge in that capacity for the
enduing six mouths.
Independent Order of Odd Fellows.
Grand Master Qosbey visited Porter Lodge
No. 27'J at Oakland last Wednesday.
Golden West Encampment No. 94. recently
organized at Colusa, was visited last week by
fourteen members 01 the degree staff of the
Marysville encampmeut, which conferred tne
decrees on fourteen new members.
New legislation of the Sovereign Grand
Lodge replaces the form of procedure which
required as eligibility to an elective office that
the candidate should have served in an ap
pointive office. Any member of the Kebekah
Lodge is now eligible for any office except that
of vice-grand and of noble grand. ■ To be a can
didate for the former the candidate must have
tilled a"n appointive- office, and to be a candi
date for the latter he must have filled the office
Thus far sixty-five applications lor admission
to the home in Thermalito have been received.
Up to date forty-three have been admitted. ..
The trustees of the home, at their last meet
ing ordered a number of necessary improve
ments for the comfort of the inmates. This in
cludes heating apparatus for the diniiig-oom,
reading-room and parlor, and apparatus for
heating water, for the bath«. In the reading
room there is quite a library. Many persons
have contributed books and periodicals, but in
almost every instance they have required tne
trustees to pay the freight on the contributions:
friendship Rebekah Lodge No. 211 has been
instituted at Fresno with twenty-two charter
members and a like number of now members.
Mrs. K. Turner is the noble grand and Miss
Lizzie Cronkhite secretary. Deputy Emma
s. Miller was the insti'uting officer. •
A grand entertainment— musical, literary
and dancing— will be given in Odd Fellows'
Hall in aid of the Christmas cheer on the
evening of the 17th inst .
Grand Master Gosbey will make visits as fol
lows during the week: Monday, San Rafael;
Tuesday, Evening Star, at Berkeley : Wednes
day, Mission Peak at Irvineton;- Thursday,
University, Oakland; Saturday. Tomales.
Franco-Americaine Lodge No. 207 will give
an invltion ball in Odd Fellows' Hall on the
4th of January, on the occasion of the instal
lation ef its officers. . •
Foresters of Amerioa.
The official visits for the week ending December
13 were as follows: Tuesday evening— A. Orrila,
<;. ('. B.; will visit a joint meeting of Courts San
Diego and Sliver Gate in San Diego; J. E. Ander
son, T., will visit Coifrt Stanford in this city.
Wednesday evening— A. Ortila. O. CvJt.i will visit
Court Columbus In Los Angeles; .1. s. \V. Saunders,
G. s. \V. f will visit Court Petalnma in Petaluma;
John Heeimn, (>. J. W., will visit Co'iirt Bay CHv
In this; J. K. Anderson, G. T., will visit Court
Furallon in Ocean View. Thursday evening— A
Ortila, G. C. R., will visit Court Fremont in Los
Angeles. Friday evening — It. Is. Vellage, G. S. C.
X., will visit Court Acme in this city.
One of the most' nourishing courts In the In
terior of the State is Court I'ride of Colusa. :' On
last Wednesday evening nn olllcial visit . to this
court was made by Grand Trustee Anderson. Five
candldatts were initiated and i nine new, applica
tions lor membership .were presented. • After the
close of the meeting a banquet followed.
Court llavwar.ls is another (lourislii nir c6urt. On
last Thursday'ovenlns; tirand Nub Chief Ranger
Vcllage, accompanied by Grynd Secretary Brenier
and .Supreme llepresentatlve;i't> Ciunp, otlicially
visited this court. After exemplifying the ritual
istic work of the order an adjournment was taken
to the banquet-room, where various toasts were re-,
sponded 10. ■ ■■
■-■ Information nns-been received by the grand sec
retary that the new:past chief rangers' and mem
bers' certificates will be ready for : delivery on or
about the Ist of January next. It is also expected
that the charters giving the present name of the
order and the new numbers will be ready about the
middle of January. : - - .
'■ The i Forestic Friends, a social adjunct of • the
order and composed of delegates ■ from Courts Jus
tice, America and Live Oak, and Kxcelsior, Live
Oak, Mizpah, Aloha and Pride of tht» Forest Circles
Of the Companions of the Forest, . entertained tlift
board of directors of the American Foresters'- 1 Hall
Association and themselves with a banquet on last
Saturday evening at n well-known , downtown res
taurant. E. & Harrison presided and acted as
muster of ceremonies for the evening. • -
,;' Companions of the ForestyF. A, . .
A new circle, No. i! 69, will be instituted on next
Friday evening in ; Sonora, Tuolumne county, by
Mrs. M. It. Duke, G. S. C. C, assisted by Mrs. * M.
Green, O. '.'■'- '
Mrs. M. Duke, G. S. C.C.wIU' officially vl3it
Stockton Circle, in Stockton, on Tuesday, Decem
ber 17th : Surprise of Wooa land Circle in ; Wood
land on Wednesday. December 18th, and Sinter
Circle in HHcramento on Friday, December 20th. >
V Loreley Circle > No. ; 156 Initiated ' two candidates
and: received four applications on last Tuesday
eveninc -' Among the - visitors present - were Miss
A. I). Bremer, <>. Sec, MraH. Worms, G. G., jand
delecations from Gulden West, Delinnce and Ham
let Circles. -- ' •",'•■.•. ■'■";- • "'■■ :..-..
I Jfrcsldio Circle Is initiating candidates at every
me<>tlD« and Is setting a bright example to < some
of the older, circles in this city. On lust Tuesday
evening Mrs. M. Duke, G. s. C. C, was Dresent
with this circle. ' -
:: ; Native Sons of the Golden West.
Grand . Secretary Lunstedt visited Walnut Creek '
last week. • - '. • ', , *'■-
Grand Trustee Gesforfl, Grand Secretary Lun
stedt and Past Grand President Steinbacli visited
Sequoia parlor last week.
Grand Secretary Lunstedt, Grand Inside Sen
tinel Van Urden and Post Grand President Stein
bach vlaited Yerba Buena parlor last Monday.
El Dorado Parlor Is'o. 6*2 held an enthusiastic
meeting last Thursday night, on which occasion
officers were elected lor tbe ensuing term. Among
those who were present were Grand Vice-presi
dent Senator H. t. Gesford, Past Grand President
John H. Grady, Grand Trustee Bylngton, and
many of the members who had absented them
selves from meetings for many months. The fol
lowing Darned were elected: John G. Joly, presi
dent; Mcl H. Baker, first vice-president; G. V.
Gunther, second vice-president; £. B. Mayer, third
vice-president; E. N. P. Phelao. recording secre
tary; M. T. Arey, financial secretary; W. Horber,
treasurer; Charles Hammersmith, marshal; F. A
Smith. William Samuel and H. Abrahnm, trus
tees: Dr. E. G. Friable and William J. Hawkins,
surgeons. The ceremony of Initiation was gone
through with aud the work was complimented by
the grand vice-president, alter which a banquet
Oakland Parlor was visited last Wednesday by
Grand Vice-President Gesford.
Grand Trustee Mattlson will probably reorganize
the parlor at Monterey and the one at Modesto.
San Francisco Parlor will celebrate its eleventh
anniversary by giving an entertainment to its lady
friends on the evening of Thursday next in Ber
Native Daughters of the Golden West.
El Pescadero Parlor, No. 82 of Tracy will hold a
public installation and tender a banquet to its
guests in January.
Forest Parlor No. 86 of Plymouth will give a
masquerade ball on New Year's eve.
Oro Fino Parlor No. 9 will give a social at Alca
zar Hall next Thursday night.
Ramona Parlor No. 21 of Martinez will give an
entertainment and dance in honor of its eighth an-
Jiiversary to-morrow night. The parlor is reported
in excellent condition.
Buena Vista Parlor No. 68 will present a farce
nnd give an entertainment in National Hall on
Wednesday night. The members of this parlor
have been* working very faithfully to make this
affair a great success.
Order Son 3 of St. George.
The oflicers of Burnaby Lodge No. 194, the old
est and • largest lodge of the order on the coast,
were installed on Saturday evening, the 7th inst.
On the same evening Supreme President Oliver by
request made a report on the work of the Supreme
Lodge at the late convention held in New York
City. The attendance was large and the report
was well received. B This lodge has been very suc
cessful since its foundation and has now among its
members, in addition to the highest office in the
order, no less than four out of the live grand of
llcers of the Pacific Coast in rlsdiction. After the
regular business of the evening had been <Jispo«ed
of refreshments were given out to the members
and friends present and B most enjoyable evening
was spent." - -
.The ofHcers Of Pickwick Lodge No. 259 were ma
iled on Monday evening las:, the 2d inst., in the
St. George Club, 317 Mason street, by District
Deputy \Vi R. Jack. The semi-annual report of
the secretary, which was read, showed the loiice to
i be in a good'healthy condition, although not adding
much to its membership at the present time. :
Albion Lodge So. 20(3 of Oakland had an In
stallation of officers on Wednesday evening, the
4th inst., James Hall, district deputy, being the
installing officer. This lodge was also shown to be
in good 1 condition both numerically and financi
ally. Up to the last term the lodge has stood at
the, head on the coast financially for some years,
but owing to a run of sickness during the las: terra
It has taken second place to Burnaby, although
she members are hopeful of again placing it at the
head. - . •
Derby Lodge of Alameda will install officers next
Friday evening. James Hall, district deputy, being
the installing officer. ■ ■
The new ritual adopted by the late Supreme Con
vention will be ready for distribution among the
lodges in about one month.
Daughters of St. G-eorge.
Last Wednesday evening Mrs. K. Trewin, W. G.
D. D. for California,- instituted at Grass Valley,
Nevada County, a lodge of the Order of St. George,
which is an au\iliary of the Sons of St. George.
The lodge starts with a charter roll of fifty mem
bers. The banner lodge of the sons is located at
Grass Valley, and It is expected that the daughters
will have the banner lodge of their order in the
The Chosen Friends,
Grand Recorder Wallace during the past week
visited councils in Watsonvllle, Monterey, Salinas
and Santa Cruz.
A new council will be organized at Stockton this
week by Dr. B. F. Josselyn.
. Union Progressive Council will give a New Year's
eve p&rty in Union-square Hall.
Brother Hess of Crystal Council will on the even
ing of the 25th inst. be presented with a 3000
check, he having reached the age of 75 years.
District Deputy Hartley of Sacramento paid an
official visit to Solano Council No. 134, at Dixon,
laat. week. ■
';"•; Knights and Ladies of Honor.
The grand officers' will visit Oakland Lodge to
morrow. ; .
West End Lodge held an unusually large, inter
esting and enthusiastic meeting Jast Tuesday even
ing. : There were present beside many of the grand
officers members from lodges In this City, lodges in j
Oakland and Alameda. Among the number of !
visitors were Mr. and Mrs. 11. K. Cnmmlngs. the
first named being the first Grand Protector of Cali
fornia. The meeting was presided over by Deputy
Grand Protector Mrs. S. Bearson. Addresses were
made by Grand Protector J. Kempe van Ec, Su- .
preme iiepresentative S. American, Grand Treas- |
urer J. W. Maher, Grand Secretary J3. B. Carleiou j
aud others. Four candidates were admitted to
membership and three applications were received.
Miss Ph. Kaplan, secretary of West End Lodge,
has gone to liealdsburg to spend the holidays.
Young Men's Institute.
A new council was . instituted at Santa Rosa a
few days since by Grand President Lynch, assisted
by R. H. Hammond, first vice-president of Oak
land - Council : No. 6 of Oakland.' It has been
named Santa Rosa Council, and is known as No.
308. K. J. Cummings Is the president, and
Charles Connelly recording secretary.
The Urand President paid an informal visit to
Watsonville Council No. 42 at Watsonville last !
week. The council will be officially visited by a |
district deputy very soon.
•. Golden state Council No. 113 in a body visited
Alameda Council No. 47 at Livermore last week,
and the visitors were hospitably received. Golden
State Council is increasing rapidly in membership.
Sixteen applications were received at the last
meeting held and the one preceding it. . .
The Sheridan Club, composed exclusively of
numbers of Phil Sheridan Council No. 72 will
give an* entertainment in Mission Parlor Hall on
thP 28th inst.
Grand President Lynch visited St. Raphael
Council at San Rafael last Thursday.
Independent Order B'nai B'rith.
Another lodge has been . adviea to the Pacific
Coast jurisdiction. This is Washoe Ledge No.
450, instituted at Reno, Nev., last Tuesday, by
Grand President Jonas. It starts with ! a charter
membership of twenty-four, but expects to (tain
an increased membership from transfers of mem
bers of other lodges who have located in that city
and are unable to attend the meetings of their own
lodges. J • '" ■'
Knights cf Honor.
The grand dictator, P. L. Archibald, and the
grand officers visited Anchor Lodge No. 2366 last
week and ' entertained : the members and visitors
with an Interesting account of tht good work done
in this City ana in the country, and of the increase
of membership. . . - .
Liberty Lodge initiated nine candidates at Its
last meeting and elected officers for the ensuing |
. Yerba Buena Lodge initiated four candidates and
elected officers at its last meeting. .
At its last meeting San Francisco Lodge elected
Its . officers for the ensuing terms. L, Melneger
was re-elected financial reporter for the twenty
ninlh timo. For fourteen successive year-i he has
filled the office, and has never missed a meeting.
- Grand Dictator Archibald visited Eureka Lodge
last Wednesday. ; - • ';S.yl
Improved Order of Eed Men. ■
Oshonee Tribe No. 78 bad a very entertaining
reunion on Thanksgiving eve in Shiels' | building,
One of the features of the evening was the presen
tation of a handsome budge to Brother Charles !
Horn In recognition of his valuable services. Past !
Sachem Berrell was the president of the committee ;
of arrangements.' During the musical part of the j
programme there were songs by Mrs. B. F. Miller, i
Past Sachem M. . Freck, who was encored four I
times, Kthel Brown and Miss Kramer, who sang \
"Ben Bolt." Miss Lottie Kramer gave an Indian !
dance and Miss L. Trautner a recitation. :
Past Sachem Seymour has been authorized by i
Great Sachem Jackson to organize an adoption |
team to be composed of members of the different ;
tribes of this City , to exemplify the adoption work j
before the Great Incohonee when he visits this I
City. The several tribes will make an effort .to
capture as many palefaces for that occasion as- i os
sihle and adopt them ior their respectives tribes. .■■■■■:
The entertainment^ recently; given by Samoset
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' Tribe No. 22 in Vallejo was one of unusual inter
! est." Each •member was -prlvHeced" to introduce
i two palpf&ces and . members of his | family. > A re
i mi It of this was that the wigwam was too small to
J accommodate all when the time came for dancing,
J and those present were forced to adjourn to the
; armory hall. It Is estimated that over 200 per
i sons . were present. ;.- G. ■■ Smith.' P. G." S., was toast
: master, at the banquet 'given- in the wigwam,
sachem Frank Blanco responded to the toast of
fered to Samoset; C. U McCauley to "Our Guests":
i O. C. F. Burgman to "The Good of the Order."
C'shoneeTrlbe and members from Modoc, Mon
tezuma and Arapahoe tribes paid a. surprize visit
| to Manzanita Tribe No. 4 last . week in Sachem'a
.' llall. Ked Men's building. A paleface was adopted
! into the tribe, the adoption work being performed
by the- adoption team of the Modocs, under the
leadership of D. Fuller Jr. of Manzanita Tribe. The
ceremony was carried out in perfect form. Great
j Sachem Jackson, Past Groat sachems H. A. Chase,
' J. G. Smith and F. Brandt, Past Sachems Berrel,
| Hoff and Bliss and others gaveshort talks.
Woodmen of the World.
One assessment has been levied for December,
making a total of ten for the year.
There are now 23tf flourishing camps in this
At the urgent request of the head consul every
camp decided to hold an increase meeting during
the first half of this month with th- object of ob
taining an increase of 2000 members.
The winter campaign in the ci'use of woodcraft
will be opened in this City by a Woodmen's
smoker and lon-roilfr in Alcazar building next
Wednesday. From the report of the committee in
charge it will be a paiM affair.
Redwood Camp wo. SU w ill give one of its smok
ers and loe-rollers on Thursday evening in its
lodgeroom In Pythian Castle. It will be a real,
live, old-fashioned smoker, and a good timo t«
promised to all who will participate. One thou
sand invitations have been issued. Candidates
and applicants will be admitted at cost for tnis
Daughters of Pocahontas.
The entertainment announced to ho a,\\-cn by the
Daughters of Montozuma Council No. 15 will be
given in Knbv Hall, Red Men's Hall, on next
Kaw-wah-nita Council No. 7 of Stockton, which
I has been making food progress during the term,
i recently gave a progressive euchre party, tin 1 par
ticipants occupying twenty-e:uht tables. This
i council sewn expects to reach the 100 mark iv
Junior Order of American Mechanics.
Placerville Council No. 30 will hereafter meet on
, Fridays instead of Saturdays. council is or
i ganizing a drum and life corps.
H. If. Griffith, a prominent member of Gateway
j Council No. 27, of Newcastle, was In thi3 City laat
i week, and to the State councilor he reported that
j the council is' doing well" and receiving in Its
j ranics many of the best citizens of Newcastle, a
Union Council of Los Angeles will attend divine
; services next Sunday and listen to an address by
j the Key. \V. A. Knight on "The Bible in our Pub-
S lie Schools." This council \v ill bold an open meet
j in* on the 30th inst. This council, which now has
| a membership of 225, is making arrangements to
1 organize a commaurtery of the Uniform Rank. '■
Kt'dondo Council No. 29 visited Hancock Coun
i cil No. 20 in a body on Thanksgiving night. Han
| cock Council will return the visit this week.
j National Organizer Joseph Powell organized a
1 new coitncil' (Kensington -No. 2) at Carson City.
j Nev., laat Wednesday, tie will probably Institute
several other councils before . the close of the
I month in that State, and it is expected that In Jan-
I vary a State Council will be organized there.
The councils of this City 1 have appointed a com
mittee to secure a building in which all the coun
cils can meet.
During the week a committee will be appointed to
see what can De done to establish an employment
bureau in this City for members of the ortler.
John A. Logan Council >•<>. 31 was instituted last
Friday in East Oakland by State Councilor
Sohaertzer, assisted by Deputies Judkins and Van
riemark. The initiatory work was by George A.
Custer Council No. 22.
Daughters of Liberty.
This order was originated in the council cham
ber of Columbia Council No. 5, Order of Ameri
can Mechanics, at Merlden, Conn., and since the
organization of the first council a number have
sprung into existence. There are three in this
State at this time. The object of the order Is to
promote social intercourse and mutual improve
ment, to visit the sick and distressed and perpetu
ate the American principles in conjunction with
the order of United American Mechanics. Also to
teach American born women the necessity of per
petuating such principles by thorough organiza
tion. Its work is in conjunction with American
: Mechanics and Junior Mechanics, to whom it is
I auxiliary by adoption.
California Council No. 1 will give a leap-year
| party on the evening of January 8 next. Thla
! council now numbers 120 members.
Martha Washington Council No. 2 has a mem
bership of 130 and a well-iilled treasury.
Oakland Council No. 3 gave a very pleasant en
tertainment to its friends in Oakland recently.
Mrs. Mary E. stahl. councilor of Oakland Coun
cil No. 3, has been visiting Nevada and is expected
Ancient Order of Foresters.
Court San Pablo No. 8216 is initiating new mem
bers at every meeting. The present term has been
most successful under the management, of the re
tiring board of officers. Two new members were
initiated at last meeting and seven propositions
Court Bohemian No. 8023 gives a party on Sat
urday evening next at 102 O'Farrell street. The
rommittee 's mating elaborate preparations to en
tertain its guests. A jury trial will torm part of
Court German America No. 7472 is making ar
rangements to give a Christmas tree party on De
cember "5 in social Hail, 102 O'Farrell street.
Tne Past Chief Kaneers' Association has real
ized a handsome sum from Its late entertainment
on behalf of the relief fund. H. Nevins, >t. D., has
been elected physician and is doing active work on
the relief coiiiiuittee.
H. H. Clark, chief ranger of Court Buckhorn No.
8238 of Coulteryiile. Mariposa County, has bef-n
visiting the various courts meeting in this City
during the past week. He reports his court to be
in a most prosperous condition.
The elections in the various courts are nowgolng
on, and spirited contests show the great interest
manifested by thf membership. The late amend
ments to the general laws make it necessaryth.it
delegates to the High Court meeting should be
Companions of the Forest, A. 0. F.
Oak Grove Circle is preparing to give a leap year
Mrs. Minnie Asber, G. C. C, Mrs. M. E. McLane,
O. S. C. C, and Mrs. Mackrett, G. H., visited Pied
mont Circle in Oakland last week.
The board of deputies and the newly elected
officers will hold a meeting on Saturday, the 'Jlst
Inst., for the purpose of receiving instructions in
the work of the order from the grand chief com
panion, Mrs. Minnie Asher.
Circle No. 134 at its last meeting initiated thro?
candidates. It will give • party on Thursday next.
Knights of the Golden Eagle-
The grand chiefs and officers will visit Gate
Castle No. 9 this evening, when the second degree
will be conferred on five individuals. This castle
will give a social and dance in Alcazar Hall on the
The smoker recently given by Pacific Car.tle was
very successful. The third degree was conferred
on several individuals and a number of applica
tions were presented.
A castle to work in the German language is be
ing organized in this City by H. Bush jr., of No. 1.
Castles are being organised in Aiameda and Santa
The Knights of the Golden Eagle have secured a
hall in the new building of the Native Sons of the
Golden West on Mason str»et, and they hope to oc
cupy it early next month.
Grand Chief D. 11. HLMM has Issued a circular
In which lie states Hint castles have been organized
in thirty-eight of the States of the Union with a
membership of 78,000 and that California has nine
castles with a membership of SSO. This circular
addressed to individual knights calls upon them to
advance the order which of late has been adding to
its membership a large number of desirable people.
Members of Class A will have to pay assessment
118, 113 and 114, amounting to $1 50 during De
cember, and the members of C ass B will have to
pay assessments Nos. 113 and 114, vmoumins to