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Teachers and Schools
THE Tompkins Observation School
of Oakland has been so desig
nated because some three years
ago it was given over by the
Board of Education to the direc
tion of the Pedagogical Department of
the State University. Of this depart
ment Dr. Elmer E. Brown is head, and
Professors Bailey and Dresalar are as
The purpose of this change vu to
revise from time to time the course of
Btudy In the Tompkins School, and to
make from month to month a personal
study of the child in his home and
school relations. This Echool is graded,
the ages of the pupils range from
sto 15. Moreover, it is the only public
school in Oakland which contains a
Dr. Bailey has at present the most
immediate connection with the insti
. and In conjunction with the
principal, Edwin Markham, is direct
ing the curriculum and work in the
i as far as the University interest
: With the aid of all the
teachers Dr. Bailey has just completed
a revision of the course of study which
will be put In operation this month.
This will differ from the general work
in the i of Oakland in pos
sessing a more systematic outline of
nature study and a more carefully ar
1 course in literature.
The latti the introduction
of the myth, the fairy tale and the
Bible story into the first, second and
third grades. These r.:v- followed in the
A-fourth with the relation by the
teacher of the story of the "Iliad." In
the B-fourth grade the story of the
"Odyssey" Is told, while in the A-fifth
the pupils read in class the "Iliad."
In the B-fifth they also read the
"Odyssey" in class and then the stories
of chivalry and the Arthurian legends.
Illustrating tho Christian ideal of the
h^ro, are taken up in the A and
B sixth grades. The aim of all this
study is to produce ethical results by
way of comparison. Tn the seventh
grade there follows American litera
ture — the poems of "Hiawatha" and
"Evaner^line" and Hawthorne tales.
For the t-iehth grade The course of
?t -.:■!>- will probably include some suit
able play of Shakespeare, such as "The
Tempest," or "As You Like Tt," or
"Shylock." This gives the pupils a
taste of the great masters of thought
rind feeling in the world.
The work of the past three years in
the Tompkins School, thanks to the
careful supervision of Dr. Bailey and
Principal Markhara. has produced
highly beneficial results. The effect of
this literature study on the characters
of the children has proven exceedingly
ring in every way.
"I feel," said Mr. Markham, "that
The Installation of the officer* of King Solo
mon Chapter last Thursday night In Franklin
Hall was. it is admitted by all. one of the
most charming of the several ceremonies of the
kind that have been held In this city during
the present term. The hall was decorated with
beautiful flowers and from the center radiated
garlands representing the five colors of the
order, producing an effect that la not often
•Been In an Eastern Star hall. There were j
present many friends of the chapter, for the j
Installation was public, and there were also
present representatives of all the local chap
ters and pome from Oakland and Alameda.
The officers Installed were Mrs. Val Schmidt,
worthy matron, and all the officers who so
faithfully filled the offices during the previous
term while the chapter was under dispensa
tion, and the Installing officer was Mrs. Maria
A. Pierce, past matron of Oak Leaf Chapter, i
who performed the entire work without book,
the only officer who has done so this term In i
this city, and that added much to the lm
pressiveness of the ceremony. She was assisted
by Grand Secretary Kate S. Willats as grand
marshal and James Bestor Merrltt, P. O. P.,
as chaplain, each of whom performed the part
assigned In a most admirable manner, par
ticularly the grand marshal. The music for
the evening was furnished by the King Solo
mon Quartet, with Miss Doud, accompanist, |
and assisted by Miss A. W. Hobe. who ren- ]
dered appropriate music In that exqul6lta man
ner that in the past has won for her so much
commendation. At the close of the ceremonies
there were addresses by Mrs. Mary E. Part
ridge, M. W. G. M. ; Mrs. A. D. Wilson. P. G.
M., and other visitors, and then there was the
presentation of a basket of beautiful roses to
the outgoing and Incoming worthy matron, the
presentation of a bunch of Bermuda lilies to ;
the Installing officer and congratulations to the
officers. Among notables present were: Mrs.
Theresa J. Merwln. . grand organist: Mrs. Helen
May Patterson, grand Esther; Mrs. Lizzie
Ward well. P. G. T. ; Mrs. Elizabeth Wetjen,
matron of Harmony Chapter; Mrs. C. C. Dow,
matron of Ivy Chapter; Mrs. Rose Klpert, P.
M W. of Beulah Chapter; James A. Wilson,
patron of Mission Chapter; Miss Wlllats,
matron of Golden Gate Chapter; Mr. Danlles,
past patron of Oak Leaf Chapter, and Mr?.
Cora A. Merritt. past matron of the same
chapter. Chapter at Its last held meeting,
Harmony Chapter at Its last held meeting.
at which there was a pood attendance, decided
to have In future, at the close of each meet-
Ing a short literary programme and a light
collation and coffee. The first meeting under
the new order will be held next Friday.
Among many visitors ,who were present was
Mrs. Schmidt, matron of King Solomon
Chapter. I ' ' . . . ■
Last Tuesday night the members of Ivy
Chapter, after the close of business, adjourned
to the lower hall, where there was a game of
progressive euchre, in which the honors were
carried oft by Grand Esther Mrs. H. M. Patter
eon and Worthy Patron Charles L. Patton. The
chapter was during the evening- visited by
members from all the local chapters and some
from Pacific Grove and altogether all spent a
pleasant evening. The chapter elected two
candidates and there will be Initiation at the
Mountain Fern Chapter of Georgetown, El
Dorado County, has Installed the following
officers for the ourrent term;. Sarah M. Jack
eon, W. M.; George C. Itau, W. P. ; Eliza J.
Murrlsh, A. M. ; Rose G. Frederick, S. ; SalltQ
B. Armstrong, T.; Emm* A. he Beoui, Cj
this course of work is at present th'»
1 . si available means of reaching ami
educating the higher moral nature of
the child, it has given the teacher a
higher ideal which she can place before
hildren and thus bring home con
The nature study is conducted in
much the same way. In each depart
ment, from the kindergarten, where
Mrs. Coady doea such «p!endid work.
up through all the grades, there are in
each separate collections of specimens
— herbariums, stuffed and live animals,
EDWIN MARKHAM, Principal of the ToropK'ns Observation School.
fishes, plants and minerals. It is hoped
that some day in the near future all
these collections, which are largely the*
work of the pupils, may bu gathered
Into one general museum for the use
of the entire school. By close study
of these objects at first hand, both In
school and in the field, the children ac
quire a sympathetic feeling for nature
and a love for it, instead of simply
viewing the specimens in an analytical
or coldly scientific manner.
Carl H. Nielsen has recently been ap
pointed Superintendent of Schools In
Sonoma County In place of A. W. Da
vis, who was elected secretary of th^
Alice Bennett. A. C. : W. S. Hlckman. M.: : '
Dorn Crawford. W. ; JamM F. Walk, »cntln«l: i
Cora A*. Hpuoer. Adahj Minnie H. Eppn, Ruth;
Bailie ft. Armstrong, Either; Rust* W. Cur
tlp, Martha! Kiln M. Ran, Eleota: Thomas
MurrtPh. chaplain, end B.J Fu*!o W. Curtis,
The death of Mr?. Georgia Ann* MRtfleld.
pant worthy grand matron, who wn» one of the
tnoet charming women who erer held that
offloa. a member of Southern Star Chapter, ■
died In Mexico on the Nth of December, while
OB a visit th»>n» with her daughter. i
The proceedings of the recent Grand Chap
ter are being distributed.
ORDER OF THE AMARANTH. !
The following officers of Crescent Court of |
the Order of the Amaranth w«re installed with I
appropriate ceremonies last Wednesday night:
Addle Xl Ballou, royal matron: George "W.
I Drew, royal patron;. Frank Marston. associate
royal patron; Mrs. E. C. Malgren, honored as
sociate matron: George Wllcoxson. honored
treasurer; Miss L. M. Malgren, honored secre
tary; Jennie Graves, honored conductress;
Minnie Jelllnek, honored associate conductress;
George L. Darling, honored chaplain; Hattle
A. Haskell. honored warder; Henry M. Owen,
honored herald: Maude •Terwllllger, Lady I
Truth; Lizzie Coleman, . Lady Faith; Parah
Lambert. Lady Wisdom; Florence Perkins,
Lady Charity: Mary- S. Munns. marshal In the !
east: Virginia LanKley.- marshal in the went;
I Wllke* C. Madden, sentinel, and Nellie A.
\ Darling, organist. ■
THE ODD FELLOWS.
Franco Amerlcalne Lodge gave an Installa
tion banquet and dance in Odd Fellows" Hall
Reports from all th» encampment* show an
increase in that branch of the order.
The officers of Wlldey Encampment will be
.Installed on Thursday next in Mission Masonic
The 'quarterly meeting of the veterans will
■ be held on the last day of this month.
S. Regensberger, retiring noble grand of Bay
1 City Lodge, and also Incoming noble grand,
having been re-elected for the third success
ive term, was recently presented a beautiful
Edgar J. Joseph of Eartside Lodge No. 225 of
Los Angeles has purchased a life membership
In the home at Thermallto.
California Rebekaji Lodge No. 1 will on j
next Saturday evening Install all Its officers j
; In public in Welcome Hall, Odd Fellows' build-
The board of trustees of the Orphans' Home
•will meet on Wednesday at Gllroy to mark
the progress that has been made and direct
the future of the home.
The following officers of Oriental Rebekah ;
Lodge were Installed: Mrs. Anna M. Purnlng,
assisted by Rose Mother, grand marshal; Ab
ble A. Ewlng. N. G. ; Lena E. Jarvls. V. G. ;
> May Morgan. S. ; Annie M. Forbes, F. P.;
George R. Meyerdecker. T. ; Etta M. Coburn.
P. G. : Elizabeth Shaw, chaplain. The ap
pointed officers were also Installed. During the i
evening Mrs. Shaw was, on behalf of the lodge,
presented a beautiful jewel.
ANCIENT ORDER UNITED WORKMEN.
Last Tuesday night the officers of Unity
i Lodge were publicly installed In Laurel Hall.
EblaU' build!!*.?. In the presence of a number '
THE SAX FRAXCISCO CALL, SI7XDAY, JANDARY IC, 1898.
Board of Regents of the. State Univer
• * •
Franklin School boasts a freak In the
writing- line. David Minims of 3 Harri
son street, who is 11 years old, though
he can write In the ordinary way, finds
It much easier to hold his pencil in his
left hand, and beginning- at the top of
the page on the right side, forms his
letters upside down. .
• • •
Alexander B. Coffey has resigned
from the editorship of the educational
department on the Overland, and Mrs.
May L. Cheney, formerly private secre
tary to President Kellogg of the State
University, has been selected to nil the
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The Beard of Trustee? of the Sar. Di
et" State Normal School will meet In
tii.it city on the 20th of this mmth to
consider plan? for the erection <>f the
new Normal School building. The Idea
of the board is to call for plans of such
a building costing In the neighborhood
of $100,000, <>f which only onr- section,
not to excoeti $35,000, will be erect
the present time. The board !s unanl
monsly of the opinion that the build
ing should not exceed two stories in
height. State Superintendent Black in
of the opinion that such should be the
case with every school building, at
least where there is plenty of land.
of the friends of the members by District Dep
uty A. W. Tuggey. after which there was v
programme that Included: Recitation. Frank
J. Murasky; violin solo. Miss Hunt, accompa
nied by Mr. Hunt on the piano; comic selec
i tions. Miss Christine Daley; barytone solo,
]:. Lowry, and an address by William Henry
Barnes, past grand master workman. There
wa» also a dance. The following are the of
ficers Install^ for the ensuing term: A. W.
Tugfey. P. M. W.; C. W. Peck. M. W.; John
M. Hyland, F. : 11. J. Trowbrldgo. O. : Robert
C. Ross, G. : Mortle Levy, I. W. ; F. Stenberg.
O. W. *;.,.-;
After the inotallatlon of the officers of Spar
tan Lodge, Past Grand Master Workman Ed
win Danforth. on behalf of the lodge, pre
sented Joseph Michaels, the retiring master
workman, a valuable gold watch and chain In
appreciation of his efforts on behalf of the
lodge during his term. The presentation was
followed by a programme of. speeches and
The following officers of Terha Puena Lodge
were Installed last Friday night by Z. T.
Whltton. D.D-: J. hn Nelson. P. M. . R. E.
Slvas, M. W. ; R. E. Romer, F. : J. B. Clifford.
O. : Frank E. Bain. G. ; W. E. Bain. I. W. :
Thomas Gannon, O. W., and J. D. Shaler. T.
The lodge was visited by a delegation from
Franklin Lodge, and after the ceremony was at
an end the members and visitors were enter
tained with a programme of song, music and
speech. Retiring Master Nelson was presented
a fine badge.
Franklin Lodge has completed all its arrange
ments for the open meeting and social to he
given on the evening of next Friday. In Laurel
Hall, Shlels* building.
Deputy W. F. McN'aughton Installed the fol
lowing officers of Memorial Lodge last Mon
day: L. Borenson, P. W. M.; Benjamin Ran
dall, M. W.* Peter Waterdoll. F. : John Slater.
O.; C. Maskow. O. ; N. J. Staud. I. W., and P.
E. McCarthy. O. W.
District Deputy A. W. Tug-gey on last Thurs
day, with the assistance of Past Grand Master
Workman Danforth and other grand officer*.
lln«talh*d the officers of Park Lodge, and the
event was followed by a banquet and a social
South Berkeley Lodge Initiated two can
didates at Its last held meeting and then In
stalled its officers for the current term. The
officers of Hearts of Oak Lodge were publicly
Installed last Wednesday, and after addresses
by the grand master workman, the grand
receiver riri<l Past Grand Master Barnes, there
wax a choice musical programme and a ban
quet. The officers or Oak Leaf Lodge were In
stalled at • the last ■ held mating. William
Cogan Is the master workman. Ijxst Tues
day the officers of Alameda Lodge were Install
ed, and on Thursday those of Pacific Lodge
were Installed, the ceremony being conducted
by C. R. Haawell, D.D.
The Pacific drill team 1 will take part In the
contest before the Grand Lodge. Police Ser
geant W. J. Peterson . Is captain of the team
and is drilling It.
Keystone, Oak Leaf and Upchurch Lodgea
will hold Joint memorial services on Tuesday
next. - -• ■■-
DEGREE OF HONOR.
Star of El Dorado Lodge has been Instituted
by Past Grand Chief of Honor Mrs. Kate 8.
Poland at El Dorado. She was assisted by
Charles H. Dutton' as past grand chief of
honor and F. S. Poland as grand usher. A
social hour followed the Installation.
Lodge No. H was Instituted at Healdsburg
by Mrs. M. Pinkham. D. D. O. C. of H. Mount
Hamilton Lndce at San Jone and Oak Loaf
Lodge at Oakdale were Instituted last Thurs
day, the former by Mrs. J. Fuller, D. D.. and
the latter by Mrs. Klla Grossman, D. D.
The membership of the order ha» doubled
In the past Fix months.
1 The officers of Ivy Lodge were Installed last
Wednesday and the banners of the new ritual
were used for the first time.
THE NATIVE PONS.
Stanford Parlor Is making arrangements for
a grand subscription ball to be given in Na
tive Sons' Hall on the 2lßt of February.
On account or the illness of District Deputy
McCreery. Deputy Heverin on last Wednes
day Installed the officers of Alcalde Parlor and
those of Presidio Parlor last night.
. Cards are out for the installation party to be
given by Preclta Parlor in Mannerbund Hall
Olympus Parlor gave 1U annual reception In
The Southern California Teachers*
Association will convene in March in
Lofl Angeles. The star attraction will
be Superintendent J. M. Greenwood of
Kansas City, who is president of the
N. E. A. President Greeley has ar
ranged for eleven round tables, and
has invited a number of prominent ed
ucators who have signified their inten
tion and willingness to take part there
in.—Western Journal of Education.
» • «
The Western Publishing House has
lately issued Pollard's Speller, ;:nd it ia
being well received throughout the
Unit* The spelling used is
that adopted by the X. itional Teachers'
• • •
The Superior Court has finally set
tled the title to the location of th~ Shu
Diego Normal s.-hoo! on University
H-iu-hts, San Diego. Among the names
most prominently mentioned in connec
tion with the principalshlp are Freder
ick P.urk of Clark University, Hugh J.
Baldwin of National City, T. 11. Kirk
n Bernardino and C. T. Meredith
•if Los Angeles. — Western Journal of
• • •
Mrs. Tallinn TTinmnn Shuey, teacher
in Sheridan, Placer County, has writ
ten a volume of poems and a very in
teresting novel entitled "David of
Juniper Gulch. 1
• • •
Miss Jennie A. Beardsley of Fresno
was recently elected principal of Craf
ton School, Redlands, in place of J. C.
Condlt, resigned. In the same school
Professor McPherron has been employ
ed as special music teacher, and is do-
Ing excellent work.
• • •
At the last regular session of the
Boe.rd of Education in San Rafael cer
tificates were granted as follows: Mr.
N. B. Countryman, a high school certi
ficate on a diploma from Ann Arbor
University; Miss Etta McOue, a high
school certificate on a diploma from
the State University; Miss Mary Sea
born, a grammar grade certificate
from Solans; Miss Florence Boynton
of Belvedere, a grammar grade on the
same from Fresno Misa Adelaide B.
Latham, form- leno Valley, a
grammar grade on a normal school di
ploma, and Miss Carrie B. Seaborn of
Mill Valley, a grammar grade on
grammar prade from Contra Costa.
The papers of th^ recent graduation
examination i:-. c county were
■ i by the board and the following
were found to have attained the re
Novato — Gertrude Hayden, Jennie
WHAT PRESIDENT CHILDS THINKS OF INCREASING OUR
SAN JOSE, Jan. 1, 1898.
Editor San Francisco Call : Your recent editorial, "A Plethora cf Normal Schools," will,
[ think, receive the indorsement of all who have given this subject much attention. California
loes not need at present more than three rormal schools. The one about to be established in San
Okgo is uncal ed for, and w:ll be, to a censiderab'e extent, a waste of public money. Three
r.ormal schools, well supported by the State, wi I do all the work needed in the training of
'eachers, and very much better work than five or six poorly equipped schools can possibly do.
In the three 1 -rge towns of Los Angeles, San Jose and Chico, in which the three State
Normal schools are located, :ivi g is comparatively cheap — much cheaper than in smalkr towns
isking for normal schools. Parents will not gain iinancially, then, by establishing mor^ scho:ls
irarer home. Students in these large towns have educational advantages outside cf the normal
>chcols that are invaluable.
No other State in proportion to its population is expending so much money for State insti
tutions ani commissions. Aboish some of these commissions, consolidate some cf the State
institutions and enlarge existing State buildings instead of building new ones in ether places.
Taxpayers are justly demanding that our State expenses be greatly reduced.
V. H. CHILDS,
President State Teach rs* Association.
Devlsadero Hall last Wednesday, and It wai
attended by a large number of people.
Grand Trustee Cutler of Eureka came to this
city last week and as a member of the vlßlt-
InR board called on Han Francisco, Glen Ellen
and Sonoma i arlors last week, and next Tues
day he Will visit Stanford Parlor. On Thurs
day he will p> to Banta K 'sa and he will visit
I'rroltß Parlor on Friday.
The gran! . fleers will visit Oakland Parlor
n*xt Wedr.ps.lay, when the officer" will be In
stalled, and there will be a grand banquet.
THE NATIVE DAUGHTERS.
The ofSeen Of ?an Jose Parlor were Installed
last Saturday by District Deputy Zmudowskl
In the preserve of a large number of the mem
I>n the afternoon and evening of the 25th
Irißt. the Native Daughters will hold a recep
tion in the main hall of the Native Sons'
The officer? of Alta Parlor were Installed by
District Deputy T>r. Mary J Campbell, assisted
by Grand Treasurer Miss Lizzie Douglas* aa
grand marshal Mrs. Cor&aUa A. Miller, the
retiring president, was presented a pair of dia
mond earrings, and beautiful flowers wm
given to Man Meyer*, the Incoming' president.
Amonp • rot were: MtM Lily <^> f.etch
ling. founder of the order: Past Grand Pre«l
d»»nts Mrs TlUmaa, Him TWtalooa an.! Miss
Wllklns. Crand President Mrs. B. W. Conrad
and representatives of Minerva. Puena Vista.
Sans Souci. La Estrella, Orlnda. Oro Fino. Fre
mont. Golden Stnte. Tos^mlt". Mend^cino and
other parlor*. There was dancing after the
ceremony and refreshments were served during
THE AMERICAN OCTLD.
The recently elected officer* of San Fran
cisco Chapter of the American Guild were In
stalled last Tuesday night by R. W. McQarvle.
supreme depu'y covprnor for California. In the
pr— II IIP or quite a Inrge membership. The re
port of I *nHon showed that the chap
ter during the past year made a remarkable ln
erease and that It starts the new year entirely
free fr<->m d*bt and with prospects of a good
Increase In memher«htp In the near future.
The Supreme Chapter, located In Richmond.
Va.. recently made some slight changes In the
constitution nnd laws, which It Is believed will
do much to alvance the on'or. Initiation fees
have hern abolished and rates for young mem
h"r* hare been reduced In order to make them
San Francisco Chapter, -which on the night
of Installation met for the first time In Balboa
Hall. Native Sons* building, appointed a com
mittee to make arrangements for the proper
celebration of Its anniversary, which will fall
on the first week In March.
THE NATIONAL UNION.
I I>ast Tuesday night the officers of Golden
| Gate Council who are to serve for the cur
rent term were Installed by Deputy J. N.
| Bunting, assisted by J. 'R. McOufflck of Cal-
I fomla Council as usher. From the remarks of
! President Norman R. Alter, who was chosen
i to serve for another term, the council will
during the present term strive hard to forge
ahead and to take a position in the front rank.
As an earnest of what the "council through
its chief officer announced, it that night Ini
tiated seven candidates. After the ceremonies
of the evening the council's now quartet, com
posed-of C. Shnll.~nh*rg. Pr K. I. Taylor. C.
1 F. Heywo<,.] and C. H. Hasty, rendered sev
eral choice selections. Speaker W. A. Wallls,
Cord Wetien and .1 Semarlu told amusing
stories and Mr. Glrard favored with a vocal
selection. The council Is preparing for an en
tertainment on Washington's birthday.
The officers of Pacific Council were Installed
by President Hastings of the cabinet In the
presence of a good number of the membership
last week. At the close of the meeting Speaker
.1. O. Menzles Introduced the "Snowball
Team." that furnished Rood darky music: A.
M Head gave a comic and a pathetic recita
tion, and others helped to make the evening a
pleaßant one. Th» council will not. during the
year, give a grand entertainment, but will
have an open meeting after the close of busi
i ness each month.
THE EXKMPT FIRKMEN.
At the annual reunion of the Exempt Fire
Company, held last Monday night. ex-Judge
Robert Ferral. in an eloquent address deliv
ered, in which he paid a well deserved tribute
to those old -Irenvn who did bo much for the
benefit of the city in days pone by. rave some
very interesting figures about the company. He
said that the total number of firemen who be
came exempt between 1330 and ISCG was 1231.
this number being exclusive of those who
served less than five years In the volunteer
department. The company, he said, at one
time had £28 names op Its - membership? roll,
made up of the 1291 who were eligible. . During
th« thirty years of lt» existence the company
has burled more than 400 ex-firemen, 320 re
FIRST AMERICAN PUBLIC SCHOOL IN CALIFORNIA.
In December, 1848, the first American public school in California, which had been originally opened In the previous
April by Mr. Marsten, but was closed during the gold excitement of the summer and autumn, reopened and flourished In
the first public school building in the State. This was situated on Portsmouth Square, fronting on Clay street, and was
called the Public Institute. In the same building also, there being as yet no church, Protestant religious worship was con
ducted regularly every Sunday by a minister named T. D. Hunt, whose salary was paid by general subscription.
This old building was also the assembly-room of all the early gatherings of the OJd Fellows, and served as a hall
for all social, political and military meetings. Some years later it became a Court House under Judge Almond, then
degraded to a police station, and was finally demolished In the early fifties.
V. Oliver, Grace Erhart.
Lincoln— V. C. Mathl, Alfred W.
Tomales— Nellie Clark. Edith Guay,
Nellie McPhilllps. Kate Trainor.
Chileno Valley — Arthur Frasler,
« • •
The Teachers' Mutual Aid Society of
San Francisco held its regular semi
annual business meeting on January
elfrned or were dropped from the roll for non
payment "f dues and others have died, and
now the memb»n«rilp Is but 94. nearly half of
which are infirm. As near as can be ascer
tained, of th»- I^l eligible* but 30S are alive.
The speaker then said: "Notwithstanding the
Kreat services rendered by this body of men,
they never received any recognition from the
municipality except the lease of the Exempts'
h"use for a period of fifty years, and It «
until the Legislature of 1595. that authorized
the Supervisors to set aside a sum nnt exceed
ing IU.MI for the relief of aged and Infirm
firemen who became Exempts, that they re
ceived any pecuniary aid. There are now
sixty-two old firemen who are receivine a
monthly pittance from this allowance, and <">ut
out of this but twelve are members of the Ex-
Mnpt Fir" Company.
"The averapf ;i(tf of those who are receiving
alii Is «9 v.-ars. The pittance alluded to has,
however, been the means of keeping a num
ber of old firemen out of the Almshouse an.l
saving many of them from a pauper's grave."
Calling attention to the banquet he said: "The
cost of this and other banquets the Exempts
have given of late years has n.>t come out of
this fund, but the expenses were met by mem
* the company and the wines have al
wayi been furnished by A. P. Hotallng, him
self an old fireman, who has always refused
to accept pay for the same."
The officer* of Court Yerba Buena were In
stalled last Tuesday and the work was done
In a very impressive manner. The officers for
the term are: J. W. Keller. P. C R. ; A. H.
Boialn. C. R : Louis Metter. V. C. R. : Ben I.
Salomon. R. S. : L. Ballurt. F. S. : Emll Pe
trosckl. T.; Walter I. A very. P. W.j P. J. Me-
Cabe J. \V. : John Koshnltzkl, S. B. ; U
I.tphthody. chaplain: Dr. H. M. Beck, physi-
Th<> officers of Court Endeavor were Installed
by Chief Deputy Ben I. Salomon on "Wednes
day niuht, those of Court Mission on Thurs
day night Rnd those of Court Golden Era on
| Friday nleht.
liiph Chief Ranger McElfresh will be here
during February and be In the city about a
week. The week of his stay will be a jubilee
IMM and on eseh night some court will be In
I session to welcome him. As yet the pro-
I gramme has not been fully decided upon, but
1 the indications are that the week will be an
; Interesting one In the annals of the order in
; this pnrt of the jurisdiction.
The officers of Court Southern Heights at
South San Francisco will be installed next
Th* officers of Court Monterey were tn
'■ stalled last Wednesday by Deputy High Chief
, Ranger William Kay. assisted by J. K. Oliver.
* The new chief ranger Is A. Garriek.
FORESTERS OF AMERICA.
The recently elected officer* of Court Sutro
Heights were installed last Friday night by
Deputy Samuel L. Waller, assisted by P. Liv
ingston, P. C. R. The new officers of the
court are men well versed In the needs of the
and of the court in particular, and they.
together with the membership, which is corn
p. set of active and energetic young men. will
(1 • much during the current term to advance
the court, raise the numerical strength of the
court and keep up Its high standard.
I Miring the evening there was the Installation
of two candidates, and Junior 'Woodward Hugo
B. Anher. who was present during the cere
mony, stated at its close that he had come
with the view to Instruct the court In the new
work, hut to his surrrise he had discovered
that the court's officers did not need instruc
tion, bat hnd. In fact. Instructed him in the
exempllflcntlon of the ritual. Deputy Waller
«»lso made some pleasant congratulatory re
Frank Powers, chief ranger: "William Bell,
recording secretary, and other officers of Court
Rnnita were installed recently by District
Deputy Chapo. with the usual ceremonies of
the order. Last Monday this court rare a
social that was attended by a large number of
people, and the programme of dance provided
was very much enjoyed by all present.
COMPANIONS OF THE FOREST. F. O. A.
Last Thursday night Grand Chief Companion
Mrs. Emma Harrington. Grand Marshal Mrs.
Mary Connell and others paid a visit to Pride
of Columbia Circle, and on Friday night they
visited Villains Belle Circle.
Inter No* Circle had a pleasant meeting last
Wednesday night and after the transaction of
the business before It there was a social hour
that was productive of much enjoyment. This
circle Is at work preparing for its basket so
cial, to be given In the latter part of the
.current month. , . ,
Robin Hood Circle on Thursday night last
save a chrysanthemum party In the Alcazar
Social Hall, and th» number of people who at
tended and enjoyed the dances that were ar
ranged for the evening, was a very flattering
evidence of the popularity of the oirole. The
affair was a decided success and the commit
tee that arranged it was thanked for its ef
forts to entertain all present.
THE CHOSEN FRIENDS.
The officers of Sunset Council were Installed
FROM AN OLO PRINT.
The Public. School Teachc-rs 1 Annu
ity and Retirement S '' San
Francisco was organized for the pur
poses set forth in its constitution:
"First— To secure the passage of
proper amendments to the present law
known as 'The School Teachers' Annu
ity and Retirement act.'
"Second— To create funds for carry
ing out the provisions of che act."
This society numbers at present
about 500 members, and holds its an
last week by Deputy F. A. Taylor. On last
Tuesday the same officer Installed the officers
of Concord Council, and after the ceremonies
there was a banquet In a neighboring restaur
Last Tuesday M Marks, councilor, and J.
M. Morale, recording secretary, and the other
officers of America Council were Installed by
Deputy Goldberg. The Fame night Grand
Councilor Boehm and Grand Recorder WalliE
Installed the officers of Benicla Council at
Benicia. after which there was a banquet In
honor of the visiting officer?.
Last night the officers of Pacific Council were
Installed by Deputy Taylor and Grand Coun
Last night Grand Recorder "Wallis and Su
preme Vice Councilor Hutton Installed the of
ficers of the council at Belmont, and when
the business of installation was over, the vis
iting grand officers were guests of honor at a
Last Thursday night Social Council held an
open meeting, at which there were present a
number of the friends of the members, who
were entertained with a very pleasant pro
gramme of music, literary efforts and dancing.
Next Tuesday Past Supreme Councilor Ar
nold and Grand Recorder Wallls will visit San
Jose for the purpose or' Installing the officers
of Garden City Council in public. The ' event
will be followed by a social hour.
Next Wednesday District Deputy A. O.
Baker will install the officers of Washington
Council. The same evening the members of
Germanla Council will give a social in Alca
zar Social Hall. ,
Next Thursday Grand Councilor Boehm and
Grand Recorder Wallis will visit Dixon for the
purpose of Installing the officers of Solano
The officers of Berkeley Council will be in
stalled on the 22.1 lnst. by District Deputy
Mrs. M. C. Dean.
N^xt Thursday Social Council will give a
card party to members of the order and
KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS.
Grand Chancellor Grant will visit Golden
Seal Ixxlgre on Tuesday, Gait Lodge on the
19th. Vesper Lodge on the 20th. Rathbone Lodge
on the 21st and Amador Lodge on the 23d.
H. Schaffner, G. K. of R. and S.. will re
sume his lectures on the laws of the order be
fore Unity Lodge next Thursday.
Zerin Kapl Lodge will. (toon make a pilgrim
age to Benlcia. when tryos from that place,
Vallejo. Suisun, Rio Vista, Dlxon, Vacaville,
Davlsvllle, Woodland and other places will be
Inducted Into the mysteries of the order.
Next Tuesday Mars Lodge will celebrate Its
anniversary by a banquet. The same night
South San Francisco Lodge will entertain, and
on the following night Laurel Lodge will give
an entertainment and dance to its friends.
Last Wednesday Bay City Lodge conferred
the Knight rank in long form for the first
time, and did the work admirably.
Lomr>oc Lodge, during the last term, had a
net gain of twenty-six. T. M. Blythe of Red
lands instituted Highlands Lodge at the place
of that name last Monday. Redlands Lodge
reports a gain of thirty during the past term.
Ocean Wave Lodge will be instituted at Long
Beach. Los Angeles, on th« 22d lnst.
The officers of Monterey Lodge, of which Al
dishing Is the. new chancellor, were Installed
at the last meeting of the lodge.
The following offlcera of San Francisco Tem
ple No. 11 were on last Thursday Installed
for the current term by Dcra Lelsen, D. P.
G. C. assisted by Mrs. Annie Terry, Q. S.. and
Mrs. Grace Bray. G. M. Mrs. Florence Wear.
P. C. : Mrs. Ida M. Brook. M. E. C. : Mrs. S. P.
Daggett, B. S. ; Mrs. Ida Mecredy. E. J. : Miss
May Dunn, manager; Mrs. Emma Schofleld.
M. of R. and C. : Mrs. Ada E. Xercuire, M. of
F. : Mrs. Jessie Marshall, P. of T. ; Mrs. Dora
Lelsen, G. of O. T. After the Installation
there was a banquet, after which there was .i
dance, the ladles belnr: Joined by the member
ship 3f Unity and Golden Gate "Lodges of the
Knights of Pythias.
IMPROVED ORDER OF REP [
There was a public raisins: up of the elective
chiefs of Modoc Tribe In the Fraternal hall of
the Red Men's building last Thursday nlKht.
and the beautiful ceremony was Witnessed by
an audience that crowded the hall to Its ut
most capacity. The new chiefs are: If. Stev
ens. S. ; V. de Marals, 8. B. : H. .1. Hoay, J.
S. ; I. J. Chapman, P.; U. A. Lewis, C. of R. :
P. L. Bliss. C. of \V.. and F. B. Jones, K. of
W. The ceremony wan by 11. 11. Cole, D. D.,
assisted by an able corps .of jcrent chief*.
After the ceremony, which was One «f Iho brat
carried out that has ever been n<-ii..-,i lttVfti
order, there mi a ball, that was koi«t «v> un
til It was time to tuk--> the lu»t ru»r. nmt tt \vu»
a decided success. The credit of Ihl* very ad
mirably conducted affair Is duo |.i li, i. fiooy,
O. Mattson, J. R. Rockman. H. >■."-■■.:. and 1.
J. Chapman, the committee on ;u i.m jemima*.
Wlnr.ebagro Tribe -wan Instituted to mom,"
mento on the Sth lnst. in the pr«H«no« of Urcat
nual election In November of each
and its regular meetings on the
third Friday of each school month.
The dues of the society are $1 per year.
At the last annual meeting Joseph
O'Connor was elected president, Miss
Cleveland vice-president, L. A. Jordan
re-elected secretary and Mr. McCarty
The following is a quotation from re
cent circulars sent out to members of
•'The present law provides that 25 per
cent of all contributions shall be set
apart as a permanent fund, and that
these payments into this fund shall
continue until they amount to $50,000,
after which time the earnings of the
permanent fund shali go to swell the
annuity fund proper.
"It has been evident from the incep
tion that the contributions from teach
ers and the share of absence money
allowed by the law will ultimately
prove insufneent to pay the specified
$50 per month to annuitants.
"In order to increase the annuity and
retirement fund it has been decided to
hold a monster festival and bazaar,
such as has been done in other cities,
about Thanksgiving of the present
year, in which the teachers and public
school children will be asked to take
"It has been thought that many ex
cellent features of a bazaar might be
secured through the sewing, cooking
and manual training departments. In
the way of keeping down expenses, it
was proposed to have a children's or
This bazaar will probably be held in
the Mechanics' Pavilion. Of the com
mittee on ways and means Joseph
O'Connor is chairman and Miss A. B.
Gavigan of the Clement Grammar
School is secretary. A second commit
tee, composed of Miss Jessie Smith,
Miss Gavigan and Mrs. Pray, was re
cently appointed to learn why the rest
of the teachers in the department do
not join the society, which has such
worthy objects in view. *■
I— " ■ I
Chief of Records Burgman, Great Junior Saga
more Wilson. Deputy Gordon, Past Great
Pafhem Pponcer and visitors from Oisumnea,
Red Cloud and Red Jacket tribes. Of the
sixty-nine who petitioned for the new trlbs,
fifty-seven were present and adopted, after
which there wap a banquet. H. J. Winters Is
the sachem of thp new tribe.
The chiefs of Tecumseh Tribe were raised up
last week after the tribe had adopted a pale
face and received a rod man by card.
J. P. Magiilre, retiring sachem of Bald Eagle
Tribe, was last week presented a beautiful
ring as a tok»n of the tribe's appreciation of
Manzanita Tribe on last Wednesday night
presented a magnificent emblematic badge to
Rudolph Horber. the retiring sachem, Henri- A.
ChaiP. P. G. S.. making the presentation on
behalf of the tribe.
KNIGHTS AND LADIES OF HONOR.
Buy City Lodge of the Knights and Ladies of
Honor has issued cards of Invitation for the
installation of it? officers and for an enter
tainment to be given in Red Men's Hall on the
evening of Monday, the 24th. The commutes
promises a first class programme, and an
nounces that no one who attends will be under
Grand Protector Mrs. Belle W. Conrad haa
announced the following visits: Gol'len Rule
Lodge. January 27; Martha Lodge, »th; West
End Lodge. February 1; Magnolia Lodge, 2d;
Pacific Lodge. Sth: Bay City Lodge. 14th: Em
pire Lodge. ISth. and Aurora Lodge. March 21.
Grand Deputy Mrs. D. J. Kaplan Insalled the
officers of Golden Rule I^odge last week.
Terba Bu?na Lo.lge will give its sixth an
nual masque carnival In Germania Hall. Pan
Jose, on Friday, the 2Sth inst. This lodge In
stalled Its officers last week. J. E. O'Connor
is the protector.
DEGREE OF POCAHONTAS.
Pocahontas Council No. S at Its last hell
meeting had Its chiefs raised by District Dep
uty Laurlne Tilley. After the work had been
performed In a very acceptable manner, a light
repast was served to the mcmbere and visitor*
from all tne councils in this portion of the res
ervation. Then followed dancing, that was kept
up for some time.
A report from Angels shows that Cherokee
Council at that place Is doing 1 remarkably well
Started about six months ago with thirty-nnefc
members. it has nearly doubled its member-™
ship, and has now six applications on file.
THE JUNIOR ORDER.
The State councilor left this morning for the
southern part of the State to make official
visits in company with Vice Councilor Bellin
ger. On the 17th they will visit John Adams
Cooncfl in I.cs Angeles, the next day t'nlv.-r
■. Council in the same city: on the l!>th
San Diego CoqncU: Hancock Council In Los
Angeles on the 20th; Union Council in the
same city on the 21st. and on the 2M they
will attend a meeting of the State h. .ard of
officers. The State councilor will return on
KNIGHTS OF HONOR,
After the Installation of the officers of Yexba
Pufnn Ixvls-e !;iHt Monday, Arthur Logan, the
retirin.tr past dictator, was presented a gold
watch or. behalf of the lod^e.
The officers of Liberty L.xlfre were Installed
by Deputy Summers. The officers of Anchor
Lodre were publicly Installed en Monday and
twenty applications were received, after which
there was a social. The officers of Golden
State Lodge were installed by Deputy McPher
son on Tuesday.
Last Wednesday the (rrand trustees met and
formulated plans for the advancement of the
order for the coming year and - then visited,
Occidental Lodge to witness the installation of
Fortuna Lodge was visited last Thursday by
Grand Dictator Archibald, Grand Dictator
Thomson. 'Irani Reporter Johnstone and Dis
trict Deputl Summers. Gnrthorne and Faulds,
and during the ening the officers of the
loiisre were Installed by Deputy Faulds,
Grand Truste Mac lonald, for twelve years
chief engineer of. the Edison Electric Light
Company, has acoopted a position offered him
by the Hawaiian Sugar Company and In a few
days will leave for the islands.
■; !'.;: DRUIDS,
District Deputy A. Olmo en last Monday tn^
stltuted Giordano Grove at Bisson with forty*
nine members. . .
g Last Tuesday Aurora Grove received two ap-.
plications and conferred the first degree, This "^
grove Is arranging for its first anniversary ball, f
to be given in Mission Parlor Hall on March
5, This will be an Invitation affair to mem
bers of the order only, This la one of tha
prosperous groves of the city,
A largo number of the members of San Fran-*
olsca Grove on last Tuesday attended the fu
neral of the late Mrs, John Duesdom, wife of
I th« nobla arch of tno grove,