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Supreme Arch James F. Martinoni
having, since his return from the su
preme session, settled down to the re
sumption of regular Druidic work, is
preparing a circular letter which he
will shortly send to every Jurisdiction
of the order. In his new position Mr.
Martinoni expects to awaken a new
enthusiasm in every section of the
Union in which grand and subordinate
groves of the order exist.
A new grove called Robert Emmett,
which was organized by Grand Trustee
W. Gallagher, was instituted by Noble
Grand Arch de Legh last week with
twenty-eeven applicants for admission.
The head of the order was assisted by
a number of the grand officers. The
organizer has one hundred names on
the petition for a charter in addition to
those who were initiated and expects
to have them in the grove In a short
Noble Arch de Legh and Grand Sec
retary Martinoni paid an official visit
Ancient Order Foresters.
Supreme Grand Chief Companion of
the Forest, A. O. F.; Mrs. George J.
Berger announced visits .to circles
during October as follows :V October 4.
to Washington Circle, San Francisco;
11th. Valley Circle, Stockton; 17th; Oro
Flno Circle, Jackson; 19th, Diana Cir
cle, Sutter Creek; 20th, Amador Cir
cle, Amador; 21st, Sunshine XIrcle,
Merced; 22d, Fresno Circle, Fresrio.
Tuolumne is the name of a*new court
that was instituted at Carters, Tuol
umne- County, recently, with a charter
list of forty. George B. Carters ' "was '
elected past chief ranger; . James Gal
lagher, chief ranger; W. J. Mann, sub
chief ranger, and W.. Griffin, F. John-.
Bton and Thomas J. Praster, trustees.
This court was organized and insti
tuted by A. U. Field. D. H. C. R. \
Upon the departure of George W.
Lunt, who for eight years has been the
treasurer of the subsidiary high court
of California, for St. Louis and other
points of interest in the East recently,
he was escorted by the juvenile band,
which accompanied him to the Oakland
mole and there played a godsped air.
This the boys did to show their appre
ciation of the Interest Mr. Lunt has
taken in their organization.
Court Star of the West (Juvenile) at
Improved Red Men.
Bald Eagle Tribe will give its an
nual masquerade in Native Sons'. Hall
Saturday evening, October 29. This
tribe, which has a membership of
nearly 400 and a fine personnel,- has in
the past always been successful in any
thing it has undertaken in the social
line and it expects that this event will
excel anything heretofore given by it.
Everything will be done to make it a
great success. The committee in charge
is H. Dilges, H. Zetsch, H. Kuhlman,
John White. L. F. Guedet, H. Dixon.
W. Haas, M. Newman, George Hale
and O. Davlin. L. F. Guedet will be
the king of the. carnival, H. Tanner the
prince and J. Nystrom jester. Heralds
and courtiers will be represented by
members of the tribe. A novel march
will be introduced and there will be a
number of ideas patterned after the
Mardi Gras festival in Paris and in
New Orleans. One of San Francisco's
best decorators has been secured to
transform the hall into a scene from
fairy land. Judges from outside tribes
will be chosen to award the prizes
which are to be given.
The proceedings of the last Great
Council of California have been issued
by Great Chief of Records Bliss. It is
a clear compilation in 204 pages of the
work of that body and is inclosed in
a neat cover on which there appears
the totem of the reservation of Cali
fornia and a typical Indian, represent
ing the order, designed by Past Sachem
A 1 new tribe called Chuma was insti
tuted recently at Santa Barbara by s
On the occasion of the reception to
Grand Chief Ranger J. H. Foley to
Cours de France Foresters of America
last week the speakers were the grand
<hief ranger, Grand Secretary Cordy,
Grand Junior Woodward D, Tear, Pro
fessor Dupre, J. Leivre, Chief Ranger
Cambesus and Past Chief Ranger
Mauchou of Court Sadi Carnot, Jacob
Label, editor of the American Forest
er Review, and E. C. Stock of Court
fcjutro Heights. After the good of the
order refreshments were served in the
patriotically decorated hall. The col
ors of the United States and those of
France predominated. This court has
appointed Messrs. Freich, Capeder
vielle, Krleps. Hestin, Leger and Ar
gout a committee to arrange for a
banquet on November 12. ; .': y . "^
Court Sunflower "will have an anni
versary banquet October 20.
Court Seal Rock will have a house
warming, entertainment and dance on
Court Barbarossa has arranged for
a grand ball in Turn Verein Hall No
vember 5. U : $li
Grand Trustee Secord announces
the following official visits: November
2, to Court Chris Bremer; November
17. to Port Costa; December 12, to
Tracy; January 4, 1905, to Mount Di
ablo, and February 1, to Court Contra
J.unior Court Pride of California at
its meeting last week initiated twen
Court Emeryville had a high jinks
last week and there were present
members of the courts in the vicinity.
Excelsior Circle, Companions of the
Forest of America, had a brownie
party in the assembly hall of the Al
cazar building'on the second Saturday
in October. * There was \ a very large
number of people • 4n attendance, i 'A
good programme of entertainment and
An Active Fraternalist.
Dr. Blanche L. Sanborn, well-known
in fraternal circles and a member of
half a dozen associations, on the first
Sunday in October gave the first of a
series of "at homes" arranged for the
fall and winter months, dt her home
on Sutter street. This was for the en
tertainment of some of her many
friends. There was a programme of
entertainment which included a bary
tone solo by M. Renswick; piano solo.
Miss Genevra Lamb; recitation, Olive
Pearl Miller; chorus, led by Ed Allen
berg; sketch, "He Lost to Win," by
Miss E. Farley. Olive Pearl Miller and
William Loan. This was followed by
an excellent supper, at which a feature
was "Vanderbilt fruit salad," which, it
is believed, was the first time it has
been served on this coast. Those who
attended this at home were: Professor
and Mrs. Carl Sawvell, Mr. and Mrs.
James Gordon, Mrs. Marie Hendy, Mr.
and ,. Mrs. Versalovlch, Dr. and Mrs.
Lamb, TUlss G. Lamb, Mr. and Mrs.
AUenberg, Qlive Pearl Miller, Mr. and
Mrs. A. Biggs, Mrs. J. H. Davis, Mrs.
Joseph Jackson, Miss Blanche : Allen
berg, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur B. Sanborn,
M. Stern. M. Renswick, Eugene B. Cohn
and Harold Helss.
McKinley Circle G. A. R.
In the latter part of September
William McKinley. Circle No. 21. La
dies of the Grand Army, held memo
rial services In Its hall. There was an
address 6y George Gould, commander
of Fair Oaks Camp. S. O. V.; instru
mental selections, Miss McCullough;
select reading. Miss Anglo Ayers;
piano- recital, Mrs. Thomas; address.
Department Secretary Mrs. Smedley;
remarks by Mrs. Howe, president of
Seven Pines Circle, and Mrs. M. Mil
ler, president of George H. Thomas
Circle. The members of this circle
have arranged for an entertainment
on the night of October 19. when a
pleasing programme of music, song
and dance will be presented. a
handsome sofa pillow will be dis
posed of that night for the benefit of
the fund for the relief of. the sick.
This will be an open meeting, to which
all interested in the work on behalf
of the old soldiers will be welcomed.
State Organizer Peter F. Gilroy of
the Woodmen of the World has re
moved his headquarters from the.
Native Sons' building to 850 Market
street, adjoining the quarters of th«
The visiting committee of the fra
ternal mortgage campaign was met
last week in the forest of Pathfinder
Camp, near the county line between
San Francisco and San Mateo by a
very large aggregation of Neighbors of
Woodcraft. There was a jollification,
the presentation of four applications
and addresses along the line of cancel
ing the fraternal rriortgage by Lau
rence Vincent, chairman of the cam
paign committee; State Organizer
Peter F. Gilroy, Special Organizer
Krum, A." B. Craw, vice president of
the committee; Neighbor McCann and
Applewood Camp No. 696 was insti
tuted in Red Men's Hall by State Or
ganizer Gilroy with a membership ; of
forty-four. J. P. Bartelme was in
stalled as consul commander and .A.
Apple as clerk. vv ? v>
All but three of the twenty camps of
Alameda County which gave a- promis
sory note each to secure . a certain
number of candidates for initiation
have taken up their notes.
On the first Thursday In" October
X. L.-. Circle of the Women of Wood
craft was .visited : by the campaign
committee of the fraternal campaign
committee . and the meeting was. a
pleasing and Instructive one. The
speakers on behalf of the visitors were
Mrs. A. F. McMahon, chairman; Cap
tain Allie Perrin, secretary, and Past
Guardian Neighbor \ Mollie Kauff man.
There were als6 -addresses for the good
of the cause by Deputy Grand Guardian"
Neighbor Mrs. J. W. Steanart of Red
wood Circle and Neighbor Morris of
Pathfinder' Camp. After the close of
the meeting there . was the serving of
a luncheon and coffee by a committee
of ten of the circle, of which Past
Guardian Neighbor Lottie Morris was
the chairman. This circle was instituted
last July by Grand Organizer Miss
Bertha Somers .and is the youngest
circle in this city. It has now sixty
one members and quite a number of
applications for membership to be
The membership of Haven Camp,
Woodmen. of the World, was decidedly
enthusiastic on the occasion of the visit
of ithe campaign committee on the
There was a large attendance in the
hall of Eureka Lodge, Sons of Her
mann, In Pioneer Hall, on the night of
October 7. to witness the installation
of the following officers for the current
term: Carl W. Mueller, president;
William Wilkens, vice president; Wil
liam Rehke, recording secretary; Oscar
Simon, financial secretary; Paul Hell
mann, treasurer; William Rabe, con
ductor: Jacob Lutz, inside, and L. Eis
enbeis, outside guardian; A. Asmann,
G. Selike. J. Schlictmann, finance com
mittee. The installation was by Grand
President J. Hagedom, who, at the
close of the ceremony, congratulated
the retiring president, August Hansen,
for the success of the lodge during the
term just closed and thanked him in
the name of the order for his very effi
cient services while in the chair of
president! This lodge now has a* mem
bership of 4C) and is the banner lodge
of the order in this State. At the in
vitation of Eureka Lodge, representa
tives from the other ten lodges of the
order in this city met with it and dis
cussed the advisability of erecting a
"German House" In which all German
societies of San Francisco could . have
a meeting place. The proposition is
that the "German House" shall be
seven or eight stories in height, steel
framed and to cost about $1,000,000. It
will be built so as to have enough lodge
rooms to accommodate all German so
cieties, a modern theater, .where Ger
man performances can be given once a
week, a dance hall, a gymnasium and
a swimming tank. It was decided to
meet again in the near future and or
ganize a hall association.
Sons of Hermann.
a dance made all in the hall forget
that it was raining in torrents on the
roof over their heads.
Grand Chief Companion Mary Tho
man, Companions of the Forest of
America, will make official visits to
circles in San Francisco as follows:
October 31. to New Century Circle;
November 2, to Bonita Circle; No
vember 3, to Ferrucio Circle; Novem
ber 8, to Live Oak 'Circle; November
10, to Martha Circle; December 6, to
Excelsior Circle; December 7, to Law
ton Circle; December 8, to Osceola
Circle; December 13, to Mizpah Circle,
and December 15, to Golden Era Cir
Miss Tessie Vahey of New Century
Circle, who is organist of that subor
dinate, is one of the most active mem
bers and always ready to do what she
can to make the social feature of the
circle a success. The lady is possessed
of a sweet voice and at every meet'ng
under good of the order entertains
with vocal as well as instrumental se
lections. -. ,
New Century Circle has appointed
Sarah Beversen, Margaret Lemme and
Elizabeth H. Drendel a committee to
organize a degree team and have the
same oresent the work on the night
of the official visit to the circle. This
team will be continued as the New
Century initiatory team. This circle
will give a social on the night of Oc
tober 22 in the Alcazar building.
Golden Era Social Club, composed
of Court Golden Era and Golden Era
Circle, will give its first trolley rjd*
on October 26.
lady relatives of the members.. The
programme was followed by the distri
bution of candy to the children of mem
bers who were present and the serving
of a collation to the adults.
subordinates of the Americans are very
satisfactory to Director General Lewis.
San Francisco Assembly No. 1 had
a dance in Red Men's Hall October 11.
There was a good attendance.
Washington Assembly No. 3 is plan
ning an entertainment to be given in
Director General Henry Clay Lewis
visited the assembly In San Jose last
week and was present at the initiation
of seven strangers.
A new assembly will shortly be insti
tuted at Lodi.
Mrs. A. K. Fox of San Francisco As
sembly is one of the active members of
that institution and always anxious to
advance its interest.
Great Sachem Davis, Great Guard of
the Wigwam P. Hansen and Past
Sachem P. S. Seymour with liO mem
bers. The degrees were conferred by
teams of Cocopah, Mojave and Te
hachapi tribes of Los Angeles. The
ceremonies were followed by a banquet.
James Nunn is the sachem and T.L.
Harris chief of records.
The members of the order rejoice that
D. A. B. Mayhew, past sachem of Sag
amore Tribe of Palo Alto, has been ap
pointed a member ofMhe State Board
of Dental Examiners.
A new tribe has been organized in
Arcata by Great Sachem Davis, assist
ed by Vernon A. Smith, acting as great
chief of records, and the degree team
of Hupa Tribe of Eureka.' R. Roberts
is the sachem and J. C. Foxon chief
Manzanita Tribe No. 4 of the Im
proved Order of Red Men on the even-*
ing of the second Saturday in Octo
ber gave a reception to and banquet
ed John J. Bryan, one of its members,
upon his return from St. Joseph, Mo.,
where he was a representative to the
Great Council of the United- States."
There were nearly two, hundred per
sons present to honor the representa-.
tive, one-half of the number being la
dies. An excellent supper was served
and at the serving of the dessert Past
Sachem Adam Smith, the toastmaster,
called upon the following named to
respond to sentiments expressed by
him: "Our Guests," F. M. Bertwell,
sachem of the tribe; "The Great Coun
cil of California," J. C. Ruddock, great
representative; "The Great Council of
the United States," Great Representa
tive J.- Harry Hutaff; -'Our ¦ Order,"
Great Chief of Records Porter. L"." Bliss;
Manzanita Tribe,'-' Great Representa
tive J. . J. Bryan ; "The Press," E. C.
Stock of Altahmos Tribe, and "The La
dies," Past Sachem Dr. Nathan Rog
ers. During the evening the company
was entertained with vocal and musi
cal selections by Mrs. William Winter,
Mrs. J. I. Rice, Mrs. M. Bates, T.
Eraser, William Crowley, A., Kernan
and Master ,Byron, son of John J.
Byron, the prophet of the tribe, . This
most pleasing affair Was carried f 0 a
successful termination by the commit
tee of arrangements, composed of S. F.
Graham, Henry t,easen, Nathan Rog
ers, M. D., Herbert Jagger arid P. H.
Pocahontas Council of the Degree of
Pocahontas has arranged for a day
and night at the Chutes on October 25.
The members of the council are active
in the matter of making the affair a
On the first sleep of- the Beaver
Moon, Manzanita Council was visited
by Great • Representative J. J.. Bryan,
who recently returned -from the ses
sion of, the Great Council of the Unit
ed States. He was accompanied by
Great Chief of Records Bliss, who also
attended the Great Council. Under
good of the order the council was giv
en a short talk by the great chief of
records and then a long talk by the
great representative. He gave an In
teresting account of his trip East arid
told of what he saw. He then gave a
detailed account of the* manner in
which the adoption work 'was ~ per
formed by ."the crack A No. 1 team"
of St. Joseph, Mo., before the Great
of the State Asylum at that place. The
work of the evening was followed by
a banquet at the Central Hotel at
¦which L. Banchero was the toastmas
ter. The ladies of Harmony and Jus
.tice circles of that place were guests at
Last Sunday the grand officers vis
ited Sonoma Grove and were well re
ceived by nearly the entire member
ship. After the meeting there was a
banquet and among the many who oc
cupied seats at the festal board were
the lady members of Sonoma Circle.
A new circle of the Druidesses was
recently instituted at Indianapolis,
making the tenth in that city in three
years. A grand circle is being organ
ized in the State of Indiana. Past Noble
Grand Arch Geider of Indiana reports
to the Supreme Arch that the order is
doing well in that State and that two
new groves have been instituted since
Grand Arch Druidess Olga Heiden
announces official visits to circles as
follows: October 26, to Livermore
Circle in Livermore; October 27, to
Evergreen Circle. Stockton (special);
October 28, Sequoia Circle, Angels
Camp; November 10, Golden Gate
Circle, Druids' Hall, San Francisco;
December 7. Nova to Circle, Novato;
December 8. Petaluma Circle, Peta
luma, and December 9, Sonoma Circle,
On the occasion of the visit of Grand
Matron Mrs. Routzan of the Order of
the Eastern Star to Starr King Chap
ter, where there was a large attendance
and a very interesting evening was
spent, she was presented a very pretty
crystal bonbon dish as a souvenir of
At the last meeting of Mission
Chapter in September the offi
cers of Ivy Chapter conferred the
degree on twelve candidates for
the sitting chapter. There were
about three hundred and fifty members
present and after the work there was
an adjournment to the banquet hall,
which had been decorated with ivy in
honor of the visitors. There an excel
lent supper was served- The evening
of the visit was the anniversary of the
birth of Harry Maundrell, patron of
Mission Chapter, and he was presented
a large birthday cake, on which there
•were twenty-one lighted candles. None
of the committee knew his age,
but decided that it was safe to say that
he is twenty-one and therefore lit one
candle for each year.
There was a large attendance of
members of the order at the official
visit paid by the grand matron and
grand patron to Golden Gate Chapter.
Among the number were fourteen past
grand patrons and grand matrons, the
matron of each of the local chapters
except two, one being out of the city
and the other on the sick list. There
¦was initiatory work, which was highly
commended, then addresses and a col
lation in the banquet hall, and dancing.
The grand matron was presented a fine
crystal vase and the grand patron a
silver tag for his grip. Dr. Amy Flor
ence Temple, matron or this chapter,
gave a dinner at the Pendleton to the
grand matron, grand patron, grand
secretary and ten matrons of chapters
a few evenings since and it proved a
most delightful reunion.
California Chapter at its last meet
ing had initiatory work. The members
of the chapter congratulated John Ton
ningsen, the "father" of the chapter,
on having been presented a beautiful
medal during conclave week in recog
nition of valuable services.
The visit of the grand matron and
patron to Olive Branch Chapter last
week was a very delightful affair.
There were present as many members
of the order as could crowd into Elks'
Hall. The initiatory work was render
ed letter perfect. A feature of the work
•was the initiation of Mies Partridge
into th.' order by Mrs. Mary E. Par
tridge, past most worthy grand matron
of the General Grand Chapter of the
United States, her mother. At the close
of the work there was the presenta
tion of a handsome souvenir to the
grand matron, one to Mrs. Christensen,
the district deputy; flowers to Mrs.
Partridge and the serving of a colla
Last week the grand matron and
patron were, on the occasion of their
visit to Ivy Chapter, greeted by more
than three hundred members of the
order, including the associate grand
matron, grand secretary, grand mar
shal. Past Grand Matrons Wilson, Gib
erson. Hall and Owens, Mrs. Partridge,
P. M. W. G. M. of the G. G. C. of the
United States; Past Grand Patrons
Gray, Darlfng and Byce and many
others high in the order. There was
the initiation of six strangers and 'the
presentation of souvenirs. These were
sofa pillows to the grand matron and
to her deputy, Mrs. Christensen, a wal
let to Grand Patron M<cKobIe and a
burnt leather souvenir to the grand
secretary. The chapter then served an
to St. Helena Grove in the town of
that name and after the official busi
ness and close of the grove there was a
banquet in honor of the visiting offi
cials at which the ladies of Olive
Circle of Druldesses assisted. G. L.
Johnson was toastmaster and there
•were responses to toasts by the grand
officers. Editor McKinley of the Star,
Editor Blanc of the Sentinel and many
others. During the supper Galluski's
band furnished musical selections and
after supper there was a programme of
vocal music and dancing. The follow
ing day the grand officers were the
guests of Past Arch Forni and his wife,
Mariana Forni, who is the grand sen
tinel of the Grand Circle of Druidesses,
at a dinner and in the afternoon they
were taken to see the country and were
also taken to the Forni vineyard, where
they saw a large force of men engaged
In wine making.
In the afternoon of that day the
grand officers went to Napa, where
they visited William Tell and Fratern
ity groves In joint session. There the
degTee team of Columbia Grove of San
Francisco,- in charge of Captain P. J.
Molitorno, assisted by the father of
that grove. Grand Trustee Gallagher,
initiated several candidates in a pleas
ing manner. Among those Initiated
were Assemblyman Percy King and
Knights of Pythias.
Grand Keeper of Records and Seal
Herman Schaffner of the Knights of
Pythias has returned from the session
of the Supreme Lodge, held in Louis
ville, and Is "doing business again at
the old atand." •
General H.:R. Arndt of this city has
been reappointed chief of staff on the
staff of Major General James R. Carna
han. -< ' v r :
The nex# convention of the Supreme
Lodge of the ordeY will be held in 1906
at New Orleans, September 13.
At the session of the Supreme Lodge
it was decided to codify the supreme
constitution and statutes of the order.
The minimum age limit was reduced
from 21 to 18 yeaTs.
A committee of five was appointed to
make a complete investigation of the
condition of the endowment rank and
report at the next session of the Su
A proposition to permit the grand
lodges to fix the minimum fee for ad
mission was defeated, but subsequently
it was decided that In subordinate
lodges In each grand domain the fee
shall be fixed by each such domain. The
matter will be submitted to each grand
domain and be brought up for final ac
tion in the Supreme Lodge two years
It was decided to submit to the grand
domains a proposition- to do away with
compulsory funeral benefits, leaving the
question to be determined by each
grand domain. • . >
The salary of the supreme chancellor
was increased from 53000 to $4000 a
The favorable report of the commit
tee on state of the order to abolish
the semi-annual password was adopted.
At the next session this will necessitate
a change of the ritual.
On the last day of the session tha
Rathbone Sisters were recognized as
"an independent auxiliary of the
Knights of Pythias."
A Joint form of receipt and order for
the password similar to that used by
the Order of Elks was adopted.
The proceedings of the last held sea*
sion of the California Grand Lodge cf
the Knights of Pythias make a book of
250 pages and give In a comprehensive
manner all the work done by the grand
Grand Vice Chancellor D. C^ Clark
will make official visits as follows: Oc
tober 24, Springville Lodge at Fortuna;
October 25, Lincoln Lodge at Eureka;
October 26, Aurora Lodge at Ferndale;
October 27, Mattole Lodge at Petrolia,
end October 29,* North Star and Mad
River lodges in Joint session at Ar
These Are Workers for Local Fraternities.
Reports for the last week "from the
Council/ and after demonstrating that
the work Is far behind -that done in
California, he said: '.'Manzanita will
not have to take' off its headgear to
Missouri., for the.people . there .have not
the idea of the impressive manner in
which the work should be put on, nor
have they the idea of proper costumes
for the members of trie team." The
council iwas addressed by several oth
ers who congratulated the team on the
magnificent appearance it made_oh the
"bccasionjof^-its" 'adoption; of ithe pale
faces for' the.' hew;' counoil, Calumet.
This congratulation was •"- emphasized
by a letter from . Great Prophetess
Minna Betts, who highly praised the
,team- for its work. • - ¦ •
night of October 5, and before the close
of the meeting the camp invited the
committee to call again, when there
would be a houseful of still more en
thusiastic members. The speakers of
the evening were John H. Foley, head
adviser; State Organizer Peter F. Gil
roy, Judge Frank H. Kerrigan of
Tamalpais Camp, Colonel Clark of San
Francisco Camp, Colonel Knowles of
Los Angeles, . Special Organizer W. .C.
Krum, Lawrence Vincent of the cam
paign committee, Neighbors Mullaney
and McCann of Tamalpais Gamp, E. C.
Stock of Golden Gate Camp and W. J.
McCabbe of Mission Camp. A. B.
Craw, vice president of the campaign
committee,* presided. This camp's uni
formed team gave a ball in the assem
bly hall of the Pioneer building last
week. There was a good attendance
and a good programme of dances.
The degree team of Mission Camp
gave a dance, last week in Scandia Hall.
As on previous occasions, the member
ship turned out in full force and
brought many ladles with them. All
had a pleasant evening to the sound
of good music.
The Woodmen of v this city are ar
ranging for. a grand amateur night in
some theater, possibly during the early
part of November.
Mission Camp had a ladies' night
last week and had a fine programme
for the entertainment of the wives and
its last held meeting Initiated four ap
plicants for admission and received ftv»
applications. This court has now
reached the 100 mark.
The official visit paid last week to
Loyal Circle of the Companions of the
Forest was a pleasant and profitable
one. On that occasion two strangers
were initiated and several applica
tions were presented. During the
evening Companion Mrs. A. Harvey,
on behalf of the circle, presented Past
Supreme Chief Companion J. Fal
coner a handsome Morris chair.
The dance recently given by Wash
ington Circle was a great social suc
cess. All who attended had a most
Sherwood Circle gave a "gold
brick party" in the social hall of
the Alcazar building on the night of
the first Saturday of the current
month. There was a well arranged,
programme of dahcef. During the
grand march each participant was
presented a pretty gold brick sou
venir. This circle is working hard to
bring Itself into prominence, and to
that end gives a social on the first
Saturday in each month.
The smoker given by Court Star of
the Mission in the large banquet hall of
the Foresters' building was attended
by as many as could get into the
me'eting place. A pleasing programme
was presented. The latest returns
from this court show a substantial in
crease in membership and finance.
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16, 1904.
ECHOES FROM THE LODGE ROOM