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EVENING BULLETIN, HONOLULU, T. H., SATURDAY, FEB. 18, 1911.
do I1NV0LULU ''ELKS CAN PO NEW HOME OF ELKS AT HOTEL AND ALAKEA STREETS ANTLERED HERD PURCHASES A SITE FOR HOME IN THE FUTURE LONG AND RRIORI INT 10 RECORD HERE History of 616 Shows Steady Development Will Soon Move Into lkw Home on Alakca Street and build Another Later. Men Who Have Made Die Order. Dm in he i!arhc-:t days nf 1 ! , o i!art-i-i't ? oar df the pr nt Civil Win 1S63 win -it (In1 terms "Abolition!:. I" nnil "I ''oppci hi nil" ivciv hurled at one tin- 1 1 1 1 r by mi inborn ft' the sviine f :i mjl v Willi liio ra m or i f de-nil-, l-:i(ro-l v,; !i Ian!!:-r cm.: ; ii c;! In Mil Li.-.th-cr and win ii it i ni'-d as ii our vri.at c;mi.'ry was ro lum r.ml lein by con 1 -1 1 ! i ; . V pasi-ioie; Ibai the fi-nciiiiv.;:; of the Cleat ,i!n: ler had been l.iv:- t ( i -a KliJ dineordt ( fun v:r, ii" group oi iiovvh iaiw i' urn! I hi.ali kal i-.k-m ivcrc siated in what was then a f.ishiunaldi.' res taurant of the city of Now oik. sit uated on Broadway uoar Spring filri.et. tlit-.tui-ii)?; a nihj'-f-t 1; ccni ruous to tlii- times;--"Tl" Brotherhood ofMun a n.1 lio.v Prst lo Mroincle Iho Same." .Many of flu- fjroup won- iuealisls, men who heli. ved thai. despite the hitler- j nei :-. mifl strife wlik-li at that lime per- j vni'ed the gieal, u-it ion. tho A :n i i an people wrmlil again lake the had in j buiioiug ii)i a lonntry founded on Iho I doctrine df "love of fellow-men," and following 11:0 Golden IJiilc. At the iai;?.",i o! ion of one of the 1-roiii this .-dip of paper oi initialed tlip Btnevolent and Protective Order of Elks. Vivian,, il.oiily after thhi meeting, organized a. little jiicup of kindred :!!) ita which, U'.l r, in 1SHS, was rc- i mwmmmni' -'.'.b in, 'H'm11.!.1.''"1 " f " t f 0 - t - J. II. FISHER, Second Exaltart RiiIpiv nnaihcr racli mdiihi r of Hip. 'lonp wrc.to npon a flip of pancr liis idea of a i.eiil imil which would beat exproaa in a inacihal I'm i I lie itoctiico they hop.-d lo .co ia Iho fulnro the ".iihiiim; Kliirit of Iho world. Anion;; olh"r iicii tiiiiinla I hero writ ion, one "The faiills of oar bro.lln-irr we wrilo on Iho i.aml; their virtues upon tin- tablets of; lova and lneini.iy f-an.Khl. ti.o aitea li in of a member of the ;;ronp, Cliailei C. B. COOPER, First Exalted Ruler. orsani.id under its present name and viliial. Its wonderful f.ueeet-a and Kieat, piiif-perily need not be recounted here. It Klandii loday pre-eniinenl among the American Orders, botV by reason of hum Iters nnil by the distinc tion of ils membership. Ma lodges nuniher upward of twelve hundred, sit uated in praclii ally all of tin; (ilies and towns of the United Slates, and if has reached out wherever the Amer ican Klas Hies, there to leach the les sons its rilual conveys, and to preach the doctrine of brotherly Jove. A visitiiiK Kilt browsing in the I ' ' re t -i 'l t., lJ 1 k 1 '1 'MM :L,i, MLJk F. M. BROOKS, Third Exaited Kuler. A. S. Vivian, at, that time n "variety" aelor, as it was then called, perform ing in New York, lie possessed him self of the Blip of paper upon the breahing up of llm parly and, pondi r ing iiver the lcs::on suggested therein, decided Hint he would fry to organize a society which v.'imld have for ils ijiotto tho Konteme tlierrin recorded. ffrrr,ff mtummmammmmm HIMhMdM F. E. THOWiPSON, Fourlh Exalted Ruler. r.l range paslures of Hawaii found lhe:e pa lines fair and fit for an an th red held of ils own. Oil meeting other ivaniieiing f lilts who had located in 1 hi o lii h's, Ihi oiiih his insiiiral ion, was n t on foot a. nio ement lo ieau rniate a hedge of Kilts in the I'ara di :e (T the I'm ilie: Krancla M. Ilrooks of Silver Mow Lodge No. tilli; William Mi swick of Seattle Lodge; lloiaco .1. Craft of llutle Lodge; .1. L. Kockwell, Cha -.. E. Jiiyectx. ('. I). LulKJu and Thomas liichards, alr.o members of the Order, met in Ho nolulu early in lliiin and commenced corret-pondenco with Iho (liand Lodge of the Order for a dispensation to or ganize a Lodge i:i Honolulu. Afler much corresiioniience a meet Ins was Milled at which was determined who would be good material as charter members of the propo.ed Lodge, and finally a temporary organization was formed with the following member ship: A. R. Murphy. II. P. Rolb, W, C. Wil- .m , m k aim- r. i i I i ! 1 7 ftt. V.w, JRI ' l"" ft If 'ft i A1 tVi- 1 I Jf 1 it I R i h i, .. Acquisition of Valuable Corner Mile-Stone in Progress of B. P. 0. E. 616 Present Building Will Be Used Until New fine Is Erected. dor. Frank R. Nichols, T. R. Wall, E. Kl. Lloyd, F. E. Kiehardson, Lorrin An drews. (J. II. i'aris, II. A. Wilder, L). I,. ConkliiiK, V. T. Peachy, C. V. Keenan, I. H. Llurus, A. L. Morris J. W. Allen, Chas. 10. iMeston, II. II. Simpson, (!eo. W. Spencer, Cieo, H. Allen, W. (.!. Ash ley, A. L. C. Atkinson, Win, Minion, A. V. dear. Coo. 1). dear, H. Lie Freest, Fmmett May, Tarn McClrew, Chas. El. Cooper, George Cutter, Frank Wood- bridge, Li. H. Tininions. W. R. 1-ishcr, .los. Seeley, L). Whitman and A. L' .ludd. Aelive in this work of organization were A. R. Murphy, now clerk of tho Federal Court; Frank Thompson, the well-known attorney; ,1. W. Allen, at e that , time manager of the Hawaiian llo'el; (loorge. dear, then Judge of t lie j Circuit Court; Fred. .1. Church, I. It. Mitrns, F. W. West, and Lorrin An-1 1,1't'WS. The early meetings were held in Waveiley Hall and afterwards in thei old ( hambcr of Ciunmi ice rooms in the Campbell Block. Finally, and afler some surpense, the gloiions word arrived. A dispell- 'the lessons of Rlkdoni -Charily, Jus tice, Ltrolherly Love, and Fidelity to all men, and on that night the follow ing were enrolled as the charter mem bers of the Lodge: F. J. Amweg, Lorrn Andrews, G. II. Allen, ,1. W. Allen, W. 0. Ashley, A. L. C. Atkinson, W. 1). Adams. A. A. Bray- iner, R. M. Hrown. C. R. Brown, I. K. Hums, Bockus, Jacob Bearwald, Id. 11. Bishop, C. A. Biddiuger. Henri j Berger, Chas. B. Cooper, Rd. Coullon, n. 11. c ou.t.-iis, It, 1j. V nilKllllg, (i. I'j. r n-t fc - r"-n--- - - - H. E. MURRAY, Sixth Exaited Ruler. elected by the baby Lodge: Exalted, Ruler, Chas. B. Cooper; Esteemed Leading Knight, A. E. Murphy; Es teemed Loyal Knight, Geo. 1). Gear; Esteemed Lecturing Knight, J. H. Fish er; Secretary, A. F. Judd ; Treasurer, W'i G. Ashley; Esquire, Frank E Thompson; Tiler, A. It. Cunha; Chap lain, C. T. Wilder; Inner Guard, A. L. Morris; Trustees: A. V. Gear, A. L. C. Atkinson, F. J. Church. Success marked the progress of the new Institution from its inception. The regular meetings at. Progress Hall were well attended and the members soon became devoted to their Lodge and the "principles of Elkdoni. After an unsatisfactory experience of mov ing to several different hired quarters, the Lodge obtained permanent and more suitable quarters in a building leased by them at the corner of Bere- tania and Miller streets. Here the progress of I he Lodge was ever up ward. Its membership increased rap idly with the inauguration of each new set of ollicers, and with the Increase of membership came a sociability and good-fellowship which made member- Order which had an ennobling effect upon its membership which was seen in their daily lives. The pirvate charities of the Order were carried on without oslentai ion or notoriety. 1T3 Christmas donations to the poor and needy were made with out demonstration. Its helping hm I was-ever ready forthe ?ick and distress ed of Ps own Order whether from dis tant cities or from this locliayt. These quiet charities and the fruits there from all found their place in the up building of Honolulu, and became a si lent but no less powerful factor in the creating of better ideals in this com munity. In lftOt; the Lodge found that it could no longer remain in its then cramped quarters, although the lease bad many years to run, .ind, after financial ar rangements had been made involving the termination of the then existing lease of the quarters on Beret unia street, the Lodge moved to King street, seeming the two upper Moors of the Cooke building, where it is at present situated. Here Ils growth has again been phenomenal, and the mem bers decided that the only possible so lution was to secure and build a home of their own so that 011 the 14th day of January, Mill, the Lodge bought the present Y. M. C. A. building 011 the corner of Alakea and Hotel streets, where it proposes to erect a palatial clubhouse and a permanent home for the use of its members. The Elks have also instituted anoth er event, which is now a feature in the life of our city. That is, the Elks' ment should be given. Honolulu Lodge No. 616 of the Be nevolent and Protective'Order of Elks is now an , established institution in this community and as long as its doc tiines are adhered lo and patriotism and love b fellow-men instilled into ils me nihi, f-o lor.g will it play its part in making the American Nation procpej' ami remain among the great nations of the. earth. fi. H. ANGUS, Fifth Exalted Ruler. sat Ion had been granted creating Ho nolulu Lodge No. 616, and Grand Jx alleil Kuler Jerome B. Fisher, of Johnstown, New Yofc; cinie to Hono lulu accompanied by Ills staff of Grand Lodge oflicers, and Installed the local Lodge. 1 On the l.-.lli day of April, ,l!ml, at Progress Hall, the neophytes of the Order met the members of the Grand Lodge and with due ceremonies were initiated into the mysteries and taught It. Cutter, Geo. S. Cooke, E. G. Car rera, F. J. Church, E. J. Cotton, A It. Cutijia. I . II. I lee, Wm. Dunbar, W. F. Drake, I). II. Davis, .1. B. Doty, W. L. Emory, S. He Freest, W. E. Fisher, .1. Ii. Fisher, II. W. Foster. A. V. Gear, Geo. I). Gear, R. R. Iliirlman. A. G. Hitchcock, W. II. llanna, C. B. High, It. L. Johnson, J. W. Jones. A. F. Judd, V. V. Keenan, C. S. Kihling, M. M. Kohn, ,1. M. Love. F. II. Loucks, T. A. Lloyd, Jr., Guy Livingston, P. M. Lu cas, Emmet May, A. L. Morris, Wm. A. Million, C. R. Meslon, .1. II. McDon ough, II. E. Murray, C. II. Merriam, .1. T. McCrosson, A. E. Murphy, Geo, A. Martin, J. A. Mariner. Tims. McLean, F. E. Nichols, G. II. Paris, F. L. Pea chy, Albert Peyser, John Piver, E. Qui II. P. liolh. F. R. Kiehardson. W. C. W. Kennv. H. It. Rice, II. II. Simpson, Geo. Spencer, J. W. Snort, W. R. Shnrpe, F. R. Thompson. L. D. Tininions, H. A. Wilder, T. R. Wall, It. R. Whitman, F. J. Woodhridge, (). It. Williams. W. L. William, F. W. West, V. D. Wilder, C. T. Wilder. Later, the following oflicers were lllfipll imrjew-t F. E. RICHARDSON, Seventh Exalted Ruler. ship in the Elks the desired aim of the young men of Honolulu. The "Social Sessions," the "High Jinks" and other affairs Indulged In by the Order, set standards of enter tainments which have never been equaled in Honolulu, and invitations to these affairs hwe always been greatly prized. But the people also learned that to be an Elk meant some thing beyond good fellowship. There was a serious nnd patriotic side to the 3 V". rf$ W. H. M'.INERNY, Eighth Exalted Ruler. Cnriiivnl which, in conjunction with the Floral Parade, is advertised throughout the Cnited States, and brings to our rhores thousands of tour ists each February. The Initial Carnival of Mil 11 was a glorious success and marked an epoch in the social life of Honolulu, nnd tills year's Carnival bids fair to gnatly sur pass ils predecessor. The Flkr, believe and intend that as their Lodge lias grown, so will thisj eveni grow until lis magnitude can he estimated only as the magnitude of the present. Lodge was estimated by the faithful band of charter members who instituted its career ten years ago. Looking back through the decade Just passed, a great deal of this sue-! cess hasdieen due to Past Exalted Rul ers C. B. Cooper, F. M. Brooks, F. E. Thompson, .1. II. Fisher. G. II. Angus, F. E. Kiehardson, 11. K. Murray, W. H. Mclnerny, and E. A. Douthltt, who so capably handled the affairs of the Lodge during their respective terms of ollice. Faithfully and zealously they guarded the trust reposed In them, and to their untiring efforts is due the em inence which the local Lodge has at present attained. To the present Exalted Ruler, James I). Dougherty, has come the splendid opportunity of culminating the work of his predecessors by securing a per manent home for the local Lodge, an opportunity which was grasped with rare executive ability and skill, and to whom great credit for this achieve- iBim11!' jiiM'ij, tun p ) :i 1 T J J T " '4 - 1 kf if-, J Mtv4 , -., E. A. D0UTHITT, Ninth Exaited Ruler and Pres ent Trustee. 'v . if JAS. D. DOUGHERTY, Present Exalted Ruler. JOHN HUGHES Chaplain. 4 .WJf,T .... i,. : ! it -"Piw.ww mm;:-: 1 W BV -Me f 4 i. i 5 Jt .. J I V i UM' Social l!aii and Library of New Heme as Fianned. Proposed Design for New Elks', Building, B. P. 0. E. 616 Entrance Hall of Proposed New Building