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Mt. Hamilton Lodge celebrated its sil
ver, anniversary In Odd Fellows' Hall,
San Jose, last week. Past Grand Master
WUJIam Vlnter cave a history of, the
lodge. Past Grand Master -Workman W.
H. Barnes delivered the address of the
evening. This was followed by a banquet
Ancient Order Workmen.
THE thirty-fifth anniversary of the
founding of the Ancient Order of
United Workmen ¦ will be cele
brated by an entertainment, and dance
under the auspices of the San Francisco
Extension Committee in Native Sons'
Halb October, 26.
OFFICERS OF LADIES* AUX
ILIARY OF CALIFORNIA
COMMANDERT, K. T.
IN the discharge of a duty entrusted
* to him, John S. Heed, * one of the
oldest members of Yerba Buena
Lodge No. 15, I. 0. 0. F., on the
first Thursday in August presented to the
lodge the photographs of the committee
that recently had charge of the celebra
tion of the fiftieth anniversary of the in
stitution of the lodge. Frank . Krull re-;
aponded for the lodge, and hereafter the
framed pictures will adorn one of the
walls of the lodge room. The noble
grand,, on behalf of the celebration com
mittee, presented to Reuben ;H. Lloyd, a
beautifully engrossed letter in a morocco
cover, expressive of appreciation of the
valuable assistance he rendered the com
mittee. The recipient made a very pleas-;
ant response, after, which there was a
programme of music and song, and all en-
Joyed a pleasant evening.
On the evening of September 11 Henry
Payot appeared before the Past Grands'
Association in the Memorial hall of tho
I. O. O. F. building and delivered his_very
Interesting lecture on the "Land of the
Rising Suo;" In addition to the member
ship of the association, there was a large
number of ladies and gentlemen , present
•who had been invited to listen to the de
scriptive talk of Mr. Payot and see the
illustrations of the places described. ,
, The anniversary, celebration ! of Fidelity
Lodge, on Septernber 7. on which date it
attained its thirtieth year, of existence,
was attended by as many people "as could
enter the Memorial HalL of the Odd Fel
lows',, building:. . Under the direction of
Messrs. t 'Macphee, 'Christens and . Raynev,
the following was ; offered , as the pr3-
Improved Order Red Men
THE consolidation of Blazing Ar
row Tribe with : Altahmoa Tribe in
the long house of the order on the
evening of August 28 was witnessed by
The Odd Fellows.
This tent has set aside the third Friday
of each month as a social night and it
will give a first-class programme of en
tertainment. A feature of the programme
will be the mandolin club, composed of
members of the tent, which will give se
lections under the direction of Professor
At a recent meeting of San Francisco
Hive of the Ladies of the Maccabees,
Captain Kate Hare, commanding the
drill team of the hive. wa3 presented with
a beautiful gold medal, suitably in
scribed, as a token of the Hive's appre
ciation of her efforts in bringing the team
to tbe degree of perfection she has.
, By a unanimous vote the division of the
uniform rank, the drum and fife corp of
San Francisco Tent has decided to accept
the invitation to attend the Maccabee en
campment at the St. Louis Exposition la
August. 1GC1. BBS
SAN FRANCISCO Tent of the
Knights of the Maccabees has
formed into two divisions In a com
petition for membership. One faction
composed of all the members' of the uni
form rank of the tent and known as the
Red team, under the captaincy of Cap
tain Seeley. has challenged the balance of
the tent, some 400 members and known as
the White team, captained by Sir Knight
Greenberg, to make a better showing in
new membership than It can in the next
four months. Captain Greenberg thinks
he has "a pudding."
Vrs. Radky. At ihe close of the business
meeting, Mrs. H. Damkroger acted as
hostess for the remainder, of. the after
noon. The ladles were entertained with
several piano selections by Mis3 Cecil
Cowels, and Mrs. E. Heald recited a
love story in a charming manner. Then
followed the opening of a grab-bag, each
lady receiving something pretty, the
handiwork of the members. After this
there was served a dainty luncheon.
Among the strangers present was Mrs.
Jones of Fresno, who was so delighted
with the manner in which the auxiliary
conducts its business meeth-gs and ar
ranges its social functions for members
that she declared that upon her return
to her home she will set about to organ
ize an euxilinry to the Fpcsno Command
ery. This auxiliary, under the active su
perintendence of President Mrs. Jones,
has led a remarkable career of prosperity,
the membership during that time having
doubled. Miss Mary J. Bragg, the sec
retary, is expected home during the first
week in September, she having been ab
eent on a visit East for several months.
The ladies of the auxiliary will tender
her a. welcome breakfast at one of the
first-clas3 rotieseries. Those who were
present at the A*ugust meeting' were:
Mrs. William Roderick Jones, president;
Mrs. S. A. McDonnell, first vice-president;
Mrs. Val Schmidt, second vice-president;
Mrs. W. Martensteln, secretary; Mrs. J.
F. Logan, treasurer; Mrs. C. E. Dorn,
Mrs. Timothy J. Crowley, Mrs. T. Byron
de Witt, Mrs. George Haas, Mrs. James
Young. Mrs. Charles Humphrey,* Mra, E.
Heald. Mrs. .Nichols, Mrs. R_dke, Mrs. A.
B. Holmes, Mrs. George Wittman, Mrs. P.
gramme of entertainment: Vocal solo,
Martha Davis; violin selections, \ Pro
fessor O. F. Warbs; vocal solo, Corlnne
Christens; vocal duet, "The Johnson
Twins"; recitations, N. F. Macphee, and
baritone solo, Carl ton Lane. "Noble Grand
Caesldy was the master of ceremonies for
the evening. After the programme there
was the Berving of ice cream and cakes,
and then dancing for an hour.
Templar Rebekah Lodge No. 19 will give
an entertainment on the evening of Sep
tember 26 in its hall for the benefit of
the Orphans' . Home. The feature of the
evening will be the presentation of a farce
by members of the lodge. It is entitled
"Beautiful Forever." . There will also be
several Interesting vaudeville numbers.
3 Grand Master Baker will pay an official
visit September 21 to Encinal Lodge in
Alamedajon the 23d he will visit Porter
Lodge, Oakland, and on the 24th Franco-
Americaine Lodjre, In this city. .
| Mission Rebekah Lodge Is arranging for
a grand fair In the Mission district In
the first week in December.
At the meeting of the San Francisco
Relief Committee, September 13. arrange
ments will be made for visitations to the
various lodges of the city by tho commit
tee," which Is to be accompanied by talent,
which will after the flDeechmaklns: .en
tertain the members of the lodges visited.
given It an enviable reputation In the res
ervation of California. Expression of fe
licity and good fellowship for the guest
of the evening Were uttered by J. B.
GrlfBth, who presided over the festivi
ties: Sachem Adam Smith, Senior Saga
more J." J. Byron, Junior Sagamore F.
M. Bertwell, Prophet David Marr. Chief
of Records J. L. Griffith, Keeper of Wam
pum Samuel F. Graham, Physician Na
than Rogers. Henry Leason. H. R. Win
ter. C. J. Tucker, J. T. Welch, W. Y.
Neisch and J. J. Kennedy. A new team
is being organized for the tribe by Wil
liam R. Twamley, who proposes to in
struct the members in the new ritual.
Sachem Smith of Manzanita Tribe is
taking an active Interest In the progress
of the new council of the Degree of Po
eahontas, which has taken the name of
the pioneer tribe- of the order in this
city and will endeavor to advance it to
the very front rank of the degree.
F. Ferguson, Mrs. George Bennett, Mrs.
Duncan, Mrs. Marsh, Mrs. A. A. Badkln,
Mrs. Cox, Mrs. Charles Taber, Mrs. J. F.
Prior, Mrs. Wheaton, Mrs. M. J; Johnson,
Mrs. J. P. FraBer, Miss Eva Powell, Mrs.
Lowe of Redwood City, Mlsa Murray,
Mrs. George Slebe, Mrs. H. Graves, Miss
McJunkln, Mrs, Isaac Grant, Mrs. George
Brown, Mrs. John Fraser Mclntosh, Mrs.
Humphrey, Mrs. Jones of Fresno, Miss
Lottie Petrie of Sacramento and Mrs.
Brlnck of Winters.
The entertainment given In Native Sens'
Hell on the evening of the first Wednes
day in September by Calaveras Parlor,
the beauty parlor of the N. D. G. W. of
tins c:t v. was a greater success than eves
A correspondent asks: "Why is it that
the fraternal department of The Call does
rot publish any account of the official
visits « of ' Grand President Miss Stella
FinkUdey to the parlors In the Interior?"
The reason It does not is that no one in
terested in the official • visits of Grand
President Mise Stella Finkeldey sends the
fraternal department of The Call any
notes of her visits to .the parlor* In the
Grand Secretary Laura J. Frakes. hav
ing been granted by the Grand Parlor a
month's vacation, left last Monday for
her parents' home in Sutter Creek, Ama
<lor County. All communications cent to
her home during her vacation will receive
A report from Murphys, situated near
the entrance to the Calaveras Big Tree
Grove, is to the effect that the member3
of Ruby Parlor, Native Daughters of the
Golden West, have done much to Improve
that place. The parlor was the first to
induce the authorities to oil the etreets
cf the. town to keep down the dust and
improve the condition of tbe thorough
fares, and it is reported that everybody
Is pleased that the suggestion was
adopted. 'One of the most active members
of the parlor along the line 'of improv
ing and beautifying the town is Mrs. Ella
Dunbar, its recording secretary, yet while
she Is interesting tbe membership along
that line she does not neglect the fra
tornal features of the parlor and order.
Winona. Parlor of Arcata, with other
parlors of the Native Daughters and
of Native Sons, were the guests on
Admission day of Oneon>ta Parlor at
FcrndaJ-s. It was fair week and # the Na
tives were admitted free to the grounds.
In the evening- there was a grand ball.
The Native Sons of Weavervllle and the
members of Eltapome Parlor of the Na
tive Daughters of the Golden West joined
In the celebration of Admission day.
Kach organization had a float In line.
The old eettlers of Trinity County took
part with the Natives In the celebration.
The Initial at home given by Gabrielle
Parlor In Eagles' Hall was a great suc
cess. There was an excellent literary
programme, after which sherbert and
lemonade were served. There was during
the evening a guessing contest, each one
present guessing "how many peanuts there
were in a bag. Miss Blanche Kerfoot of
Sutter Creek guessed 413 and a count
showed 412 In the bag. She was awarded
a fine cut glass chrysanthemum vase.
QUITE a delegation of the mem
bers of Callfla Parlor of Sacra
mento spent Admission day in
San Francisco Degree Team NoJ 437,
First Regiment, Ninth District of the
Uniform Rank, W. O. W.. gave its third
exhibition drill and ball in Harmony Hail
on Mission street .September 11. The
drill was perfect and the programme of
dancing was enjoyed by the many who
were in attendance.
The report of the auditing commutes
of Redwood Circle of the Women of
Woodcraft presented at the last held
meeting of the circle shows that it Is
In a better financial condition than It has
been for the last three years. At that
meeting it appeared that the circle had
more than $300 In Its treasury.
"1W T" ORTH END CAMP of the Wood
iVI ' men of the World during the
X latter part of August had a
Woodmen's night in the Broadway Thea
ter, where there was a programme by
the vaudeville company to which several
Woodmen contributed specialties. Among
these were W. W. Brackett and L. A.
Ray. „ They proved the taking card. Dur
ing the evening Merton C. Allen of Gold
en Gate Camp addressed the audience.
During one of the closing days of Au
gust Richmond Camp gave a smoker in
its hall in the Richmond district at which
there were present at least 130 strangers.
A high class progremme of entertainment
was furnished In addition to cigars and
pipes and a result of the meeting was the
presentation of ten applications.
The ladles' night given by Golden West
Camp in Its hall on Mission street in" the
latter part of August was one of the
most pleasant functions ever given under
the auspices of this camp. There was
a pleasing programme of music, songs
and specialties, after which there was
dancing and the serving of a collation.
A prize offered to the lady who should
bring the best cake was awarded to Mrs.
Supreme Regent Robinson reports that
the order is rapidly reaching the 300,000
mark and that "up to date, 1903 is a rec
G. L. Davidson. D. O. R.. of Los An
geles, Is in this city working for San
Francisco Council and reports good re
sults on behalf of the "baby" council.
The new council being organized by Past
Regent Howell will have on Its roll of
membership the names of a number of
prominent business men. The council
will be instituted during the current
ARGONAUT Council of the Royal
Arcanum at Its meeting Septem
ber 14 will welcome Grand Regent
Gus Gunzendorfer, also Grand Secretary
D. W. Maloon, a resident of L03 Angeles.
who on that occasion will pay his first
visit to the council. Special efforts are
being made to give the visitor a first
class fraternal welcome. The grand re
gent will be accompanied by his staff of
deputies and several of the grand of
ficers. A. F. Howell, P. R., will U>e in at
tendance and after the meeting will en
tertain with specialties.
Golden West Council at Us last held
meeting initiated three strangers and re
ceived two applications. H. G. W. Din
kelspeil, P. ' R., who recently returned
from a visit to the East, gave an Interest-
Ing account of the several cities he vis
Buena Vista Council elected two candi
dates for membership and received one
application. The candidates vrvl be Ini
tiated on September 17. During Iho even-
Ing Grand Regent Gunzendorf < r. In an
eloquent speech, presented W. N. V^Bay,
P. R, a past regent's solid gold pin from
the Grand Council In recognition of his
activity In having secured the greatest
number of members during a stated pe
riod and of having otherwise assisted In
building up the order. After business
hours there was progressive whist and a
AT the last held meeting of the La
dies' Auxiliary to California Com
mandery No. L Knights* Templar,
held In Eutopia Hall. Elks' building, Pres
ident W. R. Jones presiding, there was the
Initiation of one applicant for membership,
The members of the degree team, of
Manzanita Tribe, Improved Order of Red
Men, after conferring the adoption degree
upon a paleface found astray in the for
est, quenched the council fire and
marched to a rotlsserle. where there -was
a feast of corn and venison in honor of
the anniversary oi the birth of J. J. Bry
an, the captain of the team, and in appre
ciation of his attention in bringing tho
team to a degree oi proficiency that has
The following named were the merger
committee: Gus Wessllng, G. W. Baltic,
William J. Blalsdell, Carl Jacobeon.
Frank Hardy, Dr. S. R. Zacheriah, J. H.
McMahon, Jg«eph G. O'Connor, N. 12
Choynskl, Gus Pohlman, Dr. I* W.
Spriggs, H. M. Teague, Fred Albrecht and
about two hundred 'warriors and braves
and a number of great and past chiefs
and sachems. The reading of the dispen
sation for consolidation, signed by Great
Sachem J. Samuels, was read by Great
Keeper of Records Bliss, after which the
amalgamation of the tribes was perfect
ed according to the customs of the or
ganization. This was followed by long
and short talks by J. Harry Hutaff. rep
resentative of the Great Council of the
United States, also a past sachem of Al
tahxnos. and Past Sachems Gus Wessllng
and W. J. Blalsdell. who welcomed the
adopted brothers, and when responses
were in order these were by Past
Sachems J. II. McMahon and Joseph G.
O'Connor of the adopted tribe. Then
there was a banquet "¦ and a good time
generally. After the smoking of the pipe
of peace G. Wessllng, chairman of the
merger committee. Introduced Dr. A. C.
Nathan, the medicine man, as toastmas
ter. The following was the programme
that followed the feast: -
"Our Tribe," responded to by N. M. Blanken.
•teln, the sachem; tenor solo, J. Harris: "A
Few Remarks for the Occasion." David Becker;
"HUtory of Aluhmos Tribe." J. Harry Hut
alt; comic songs, J. Franklin; "Duties of the
District Deputy." G. IXutague; "A Few Fun
ny Sayings." G. Wessling; ¦ remarks. John S.
Patterson; "Altabmos and Its Seven Hundred
Members." IL F. Ogrdenkamp. and "Au Re
volr," "Prince" Laurence Vincent, j
During the last week Grand Recorder
Spencer received a check for $30,000 from
the supreme relief committee, which, to
gether with $50,000 received from the Cal
ifornia jurisdiction, was applied to the
liquidation of claims against the bene
ficiary fund, amounting to $80,000.
Grand Master Browning- visited the Val
lejo lodge September 2, and now Is visit
ing the lodges from Santa Barbara to San
Grand Organizer Freeman Is visiting the
lodges in the San Joaquln Valley.
Grand Recorder Spencer and Deputy
Grand Master Hlrshberg during the early
part of September visited the lodses in
Ventura, Hueneme and Santa Paula, for
the purpose of explaining the new plans
of the order. During .the last week thu
Grand Recorder visited Keystone and
Pacific lodges In 'Oakland for the same
at which the Mayor of San Jose and Mrs.
Bacon, grand chief of honor of the De
gree of Honor, were the principal speak
Carnation Lodge on the last Friday In
August had a very pleasant dancing pax-
In Its lodge room In Shiels building.
There was a good attendance and dancing
was kept up until midnight.
Excelsior Lodge No. 126 of the Ancient
Order of United Workmen will celebrate
the twenty-fourth anniversary of Its in
stitution In Excelsior Hall September 23.
All delegates to the Grand Lodge of the
order, which Is to meet on the following
day In special session, will be Invited to
attend the celebration. It Is expected
that W. Warne Wilson, past supreme
master workman and at present chairman
of the finance committee; Grand Master
Workman F. W. Browning and other of
ficers of the Grand Lodge will be present.
It is anticipated In view of the legisla
tion that will come up In the Grand
Lodge on the following day that tho
meeting will be an Interesting and profit
ing was an instructive as well as Inter
esting one, and efter the close of the
;jrove there was a banquet for the mem
bers and the visitors. Justice was done
to the excellent cupper and the oratory
that followed the black coffee was as
A new grove, to be known as No. l£0,
will soon be instituted in Oakland with a
pood charter list.
On September 7 the noble grand arch,
grand secretary. C. F. Wedemeyer, grand
trustee, and Past Arches G. B. Harmon
and F. Diavolo paid an official visit to
Pleasanton Grove. The membership of
Livennore Grove, of which the nobl*
grand arch is a member, came over in
three carryalls and assisted in making
the evening a pleasant one. The meet-
tir.oni, in company of C. Sericano, visited
Firebaugh, Fresno County, and organized
Firebaugh Grove No. 123, with fifty-two
charter members. The Institution was
followed by a fine banquet.
At a meeting of the Past Arch Associa
tion on the last Sunday In August the fol
lowing-named were elected officers for the
current term: L. M. Fabry, president;
C. F. Wedemeyer, vice president; E. Ma-
Finnifs, treasurer; J. M. Wolff, secretary,
vice James M. MartinonL who declined a
lenominatlon; Neil Johnson, messenger;
M. Summerfield. guard. After the su
preme representatives from this State
had exemplified the work in the three de
press L. M. Fabry, C. F. Wedemeyer
and D. Bamman were appointed a com
mittee on entertainment for the anniver
eary celebration of the association.
On the official visit to the court In Hay
wards Noble Grand Arch Beck was ac
companied by Grand Secretary Martinonl,
Grand Marshal Antonovich and L. A.
Wolff of the Druids' Magazine. The
grove from Centervllle, headed by M. C.
Ef tteneourt. and the one from Elmhurst.j
under the leadership of B. Mang-elson,
visited the sitting court. The secret work
in the three degrees was exemplified by
the grand officers and after the routine of
business was over there was an excellent
banquet and instructive adresses were de
livered by the visiting officials.
On September 5 Grand Secretary Mar-
On the first Saturday evening In Sep
tember the ladles cf Beadlcea Circle,
after the routine business, rprang a sur
prise on the male members of the organi
zation. They inaugurated a needle-thread
ing contest for the men, and the one who
threaded the greatest number In a given
time was awarded a prize. This wu fol
lowed by blind-folded drawing of a pig,
also for prizes. After the award of the
prizes the ladles served a collation and
hot coffee and then there was dancing for
en hour. ± There were many there and all
had an enjoyable time. The affair was
admirably conducted by the committee
consisting cf Mrs. Jennie S. Clark, Mrs.
E. R. Samuels. Mr«. Lena Sonnemann and
Mrs. M. Tapkan. The men of tho circle
rxpect to return the compliment some
Cypress Circle of the Druidesses gave
a ball et Colrsa September 6. It was at
tended by many of the residents of that
place and vicinity.
During the latter part of August Grand
Arch Druidess Mrs. Louise Zazzl. assist
ed by Grar.d Secretary Mrs. A. Thorn
hill and First Grand Bard Mrs. Henry
Lange cf St. Helena, Instituted Justice
Circle at Napa with thirty-five charter
members. This new subordinate was or
ganized by Mrs. Frances Arnltz. and the
prospects are that It will become one of
the most active in the Jurisdiction. After
the ceremony of Institution there was a
darce, followed by & banquet, at which
t he grand officers delivered very interest
ing and encouraging addresses.
DURING the past week Nobl©
Grand Arch Beck paid an offi
cial visit to Haywards Grove
In Haywards. to Monteverde
Grove la this^ city, Volta
Grove, also la this city, and
Roma Grove In Oafc'.and. This offi
cer announces the following official
visits to be made during the current
month: September IS to Sonoma Grove,
Sonoma; 15th. to William Tell and Fra
ternity Groves In joint session. Napa;
20th, St. Helena Grove e.t St. Helena; 22d.
Galileo Grove, Ssn Francisco; 24th. Man
zanita Grove, San Francisco; 27th. Sera
Pinta Grove. Oakland, and 29th, Hespe
rian Grove. San Francisco.
The financial secretary of North End
Grove having resigned his offlce, W. Gus
apari was elected to fill tho vacancy.
Past Noble Grand Arch Joseph Leicht
of the jurisdiction of Missouri was In this
city recently and paid a visit to the office
of Grand Secretary MartinonL He spoke
encouragingly of the proepects for the or
der in the Missouri jurisdiction and rtated
that a number of the German-speaking
groves are adopting the English rltuaL
Oro Fino Parlor celebrated Pioneer day
on September 5 with an interesting liter
ary and musical programme, under the di
rection of a very efficient committee.
There was an opening address by Presi
dent Brown of the parlor; "Pioneer Days
in California," Mrs. Winner; vocal solo,
Mrs. M. Kalloch; "History of California's
Seal." Miss Nellie Mulcay; instrumental
solo. P. Wirtner; address on the day by
Frances M. Edwards, and closing chorus,
"My Native Land," members of Oro Flno.
This parlor will be officially visited by
the grand president on October 24.
Darlna Parlor Is making -arrangements
for a reunion, September 18. for the pur,
pose of celebrating the fourth anniver
sary of Its institution. There is to be a
banquet This parlor, ¦which Is growing,
is now classed as the third largest In the
city. At a recent meeting Rosa Mc-
Gough, sister of the grand trustee of that
name, was initiated as a member.
the members of the parlor anticipated.
The programme that was presented for
the pleasure of the audience that crowd
ed the hall included the following num
bers: Song and dance by Little Victor;
eoprano solo, Hiss Budde; cello solo. Pro
fessor Widder; "An Amusing Quarter of
an Hour." Billy Hynes;" Indian club
swinging. Professor Hlnz of the Olym
pic Club, and banjo trio. Messrs. Reggo.
Driscoll and Ekelton. After that there
was a ball, under the direction of the
following named: Floor manager, Lena
C. Moore; committee of arrangemente,
Sophie C. Struss (chairman). Lena C.
Moore, Alicia A. Nunan, Agnes McVerry,
Martie McFarland. Tillle Bchlmpf, Jennie
A. Ohlerich. Josephine C. Budde. Eleanor
W. Garros. Alice A'. Vice and Leah T.
ECHOES FORM THE LODGE ROOM
THE SAS FBAKCISCO XALL, SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 33. 1903.