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WEEK'S NEWS OF FRATERNAL AND SECRET SOCIETIES
At the rehearsal of tho
Royal Arcanum minstrel
troupe Monday evening in
Blanchaid hall, 232 South
HIU street, several new
members were added to
the chorus. The troupe
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expects to have from thirty-five to
forty members in the company and to
give one of the best minstrel shows
seen In Los Angeles for some time.
The committee on advertising of the
Relief and Hospital association of the
Royal Arcanum for the show to be
given by the Arcanum minstrels states
that it will be able to secure the Mason
opera house for one night in October,
the date to be announced in due season.
The officers and members of the Re
lief and Hospital association met Fri
day evening at the offices of the grand
council, at which the benefit to be
given for the association by the Royal
Arcanum minstrels some time in Octo
ber was discussed. It was decided to
ask every member to be a booster.
Notices will be sent to all the Arcanum
members in Los Angeles and vicinity.
The regular meeting of Sunset coun
cil was held Thursday evening. To
secure paraphernalia for the degree
team of the council was considered. It
has been decided by each council in the
city to have a team of its own to con
fer the work upon its candidates.
Orator Yale notified the council that
at the second meeting in this month a
whist tournament would be started to
continue for three months. Prlzes wtll
be given each night, and at the close
a capital prize will be given for the
highest individual score made during
Now that the vacation months are
over the officers of the several coun
cils In the city are arranging a cam
paign for new members. Members of
the several councils will be notified to
assist their officers in the work.
Arrangements are under ivay for a
series of visitations by the Regents
end Orators' association to the several
councils in the city and vicinity during
the fall and winter months. All mem
bers of the order are invited to attend
these gatherings. Dates will be an
nounced aa soon as arrangements are
INDEPENDENT ORDER OF
Court Glad Hand, No.
6000, met in regular ses
sion last Friday night. A
class of twenty was intit
ated. High Chief Ranger
Dr. C. B. Dickson made
an Interesting address on
Forestry and was loudly cheered. The
Glad Hand is only about three months
old and is a bouncing baby, and It is
receiving many congratulations upon
its growth and general activity. It has
175 members. Companion Court Mor
ris Vineyard supplied the table with
palatable viands, for which a vote of
thanks was tendered. S. A. Reed, D.
S. P. R., announced another large class
initiation on the night of September 25.
Companion Coirt Morris Vineyard,
Independent Order of Foresters, will
give a hard times dance and social next
Friday night at 438 South Spring street.
Ragged costumes will be In good de
mand, and the more the merrier. Prizes
will be awarded to the raggedest par
ticipants in the dance.
Members of the court enjoyed a visit
from High Chief Ranger Dr. C. D.
Dickson last Friday afternoon.
The guards of the court are working
hard preparatory to competing for the
prize at the high court session to be
held in San Diego October 27 to 29.
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The meeting of Hermoaa
lodge, No. 32, September 7
bospoke a return of the
old-time enthusiasm and
zeal for which that lodge
Is noted. The city cam
paign rouses no fear in the
heart of the lodge that
leads the membership roll. The banner
is planted there to stay. Fifteen initi
ations looked good to the visiting of
ficers, and the promise of doubling that
number on a future occasion creates
The publicity meeting of Pico lodge,
No. 181, drew out a good attendance,
and the speakers of the evening. Emma
R. Neidig, H. V. Davis and W. S.
Montgomery, received the most courte
ous attention possible while they dwelt
upon the merits of the order, the pur
pose and intention of the campaign.
A number of applications were received
as the result of the meeting, and many
more have promised to send in their
names for membership.
Nordhoft has fallen in line with a
Fraternal Brotherhood lodge. The
charter list was secured by L. M. Ap
pleby and the lodge was instituted by
Supreme Vice President Emma R. Nei
dig Thursday evening, September 10.
The new lodge is heartily welcomed to
the growing family, and its growth ia
assured because it is la a good T. F. B.
The Santa Monica lodge, No. 133, is
feeling the rejuvenating influence of
T. F. B. enthusiasm. The cobling ef
fect of the sea breezes is a stimulus to
energy and of course T. F. B. people
are not immune, as the twenty new
members can testify. More good re
ports are promised by I. C. Bachelor,
who has the situation well in hand both
here and in Sawtelle.
The annual outing of the escort team
of Los Angeles lodge, No. 1, will occur
today. It will be a trip to Catalina,
and every member of the team promises
to be on hand with a capacity for en-
Joying the entertainment to the fullest.
As a testimonial of the harmony ex
isting between the escort teams of Het
n-.osa lodge, No. 32, and LO3 Angeles
lodge. No. 1, the banquet and dancing
party in Maple hall of the Home Office
building last Friday evening, with Her
mosa as hostess, certainly was an en
joyable affair. All present hope for
many repetitions of the pleasant oc
casion. No. 1 makes as good a hostess
as it does a guest.
R. S. Whitesell, the popular caterer
of La Grande lodge, entertained the
officers of the lodge last Thursday night
at his home, 2686 Romeo place. Four
tables were arranged for whist. L. E.
Morrill won the first prize, and H. K.
Matherly the consolation. Miss Grace
Whitesell furnished hand-painted ma
rine score cards. She also rendered
several musical selections.
UNION OF AMERICA
The Fraternal Union of
America will celebrate its
twelfth anniversary on
the night of September 25
at Mammoth hall, 517%
South Broadway. A live
ly time is planned, and
all members and their
frlends are urged to attend.
An interesting meeting was held last
Friday night. James Trenary is the
rustling lodge organizer.
LOS ANGELES HERALD: SUNDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 13, 1908.
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DEPUTY CORONER FRED J. WILL IAMS,
One of the Leaders in Marathon-Los Angeles Lodge, Knights of Pythias
FPUTY CORONER FRED J. WIL
LIAMS, master of work of Mara
thon, Los Angeles lodge, Knights
of Pythias, at the meeting last Tues
day night requested a leave of absence
for several weeks, as he intended to
take an extended eastern trip. The
position of master of work in this
lodge carries with it much detail, in
cluding the unofficial position of keep
er of robes, which implies keeping in
order the expensive paraphernalia used
in initiatory ceremonies and looking
after numerous matters pertaining to
the proper putting on o? the work of
which Marathon has become famous,
so It was necessary to make provision
for a substitute.
Naturally the leave of absence was
granted, and this week Mr. Williams
will leave for a visit to his parents In
Minnesota, whom he has not seen in
twenty-five years, then go to New
York and other eastern states, where
he will observe the latest methods In
vogue In the Pythian world that are
used in initiatory ceremonies and oth
er matters pertaining to the order. He
will also glean information respecting
the Dramatic Order Knights of Kho
rassan, making comparisons between
the eastern and wes'ern "Dokeys," and
if the westerners lack anything of
merit possessed by their eastern
brothers it Is a sure thing they will
soon have it.
But it is possible he will return
without innovations to be adopted, for
Al Borak temple D. O. K. K. has a
tiger famous throughout the land and
a membership comprising the best cit
izenship to be found, and Marathon,
Los Angeles, lodg? prides itself as be
ing one of the finest lodges in quality
of membership and all that goes to
prove genuine Pythianism that can be
found in all the west.
The remarkable progress and excel-
lent general standing of the lodge is
to a pronounced degree owing to the
individual efforts of Mr. Williams, who
joined the order less than two years
ago. and at once, began bringing in
new members, who composed the larg
est class which so far has entered
Marathon lodge. But he didn't stop
there and has followed the custom
He further originated and installed
the unique electric system which prob
ably is unequaled in any Knights of
Pythias hall anywhere and which has
excited the admiration of the supreme
chancellor of the order as well as
every visitor who has entered the
castle hall. Hundreds of colored elec
tric lights arranged in figures em
blematic of the order cover the ceil
ing, which produce a splendid effect
during the ceremonies, the complement
to the whole being a large and beau
tiful American flag composed of small
I electric globes of red, white and blue.
Most of the "boys" think that Mr.
Williams will return with but few
ideas better than those he has already
R. L. Dunlap of Marathon, Los An
geles, lodge writes from the interior
of Mendocino county, where he is
spending his vacation, that a six-point
buck fell before his rifle last week.
W. H. Esdohr, one of the staunch
members of Marathon-Los Angeles
lodge, has returned from an extended
absence in San Francisco. He Is the
recipient of many hearty handshakes.
Chancellor Commander D. C. Cas
selman of Marathon-Los Angeles lodge
is spending his vacation at Long Beach.
Initiations in the second rank will
take place at Marathon-Los Angeles
lodge next Tuesday night.
Preparations will be made for a Da
cember ceremonial of Al Borak temple,
Dramatic Order Knights of Khorassan.
The temple's famous old tiger is get
ting hungry again.
ANCIENT ORDER OF
Southern California lodge
No. 191, A. O. U. W.. held
its regular fortnightly dance
last W#dne»day evening at
Peco hall with the Powell-
Hopkins orchestra in at
tendance. This is the best
ten-piece orchestra that the
lodge has ever had, and its
services will be continued
at each of the semi-monthly dances.
The Entre Nous club, the ladles' end
of the lodge, is working loyally to build
up the club and the lodge.
October 28 will be the forty-second
anniversary of the A. O. U. W., and the
lodge Is trying to have a big class ini
tiation of at least 200 members. All the
members of the lodge are now working
hard for the contest, and judging by
the amount of work that they have
done the result is a foregone conclu
sion. "We never fall" Is the motto of
the lodge, and Brother Scott, the state
organizer, with his ' assistants, has
started In a very vigorous campaign.
The A. O. U. W. of California has
incorporated in Its policies features
such as cash loans, paid up insurance
and extended insurance.
All visiting brothers are cordially In
vited to attend any of the meetings of
the lodge, which holds Its meetings
every Wednesday evening at 203 Mer
cantile place. A good time is guar
anteed. Dancing is Indulged in for the
young and old alike. And this Is where
the ladies of the Entre Nous club come
in and make the dances enjoyable.
Southern California lodge wants to
put its membership up to 1000 before
the end of the year. Invitations are
extended to all young men in the city
to come in and sefe what the lodge is
doing and become members of one of
the best fraternal organizations that
is doing business in the United states.
Grand Master Peterson of Oakland
and the grand lodge officers will be
asked to come down in the near future
and present the certificates to the new
(NDEPENDENT ORDER OF
Yang-na, the Indian
name of Los Angeles,
has been revived by the
Odd Fellows of the University district,
who have organized a social club and
given it that name. The club will give
social entertainments on the first
Thursday of each month at Odd Fellow
hall on West Jefferson street, near
Delegates to the grand encampment
will start by train October 5, at 9 a. m.
The encampment will be held at Han
ford, October 6-10.
Atlas lodge, which meets at Wash
ington street and Griffith avenue, will
confer tho second degree next Monday
Semi-tropic lodge will confer the sec
ond degree next Tuesday night.
Los Angeles lodge will give instruc
tions in the second degree Wednesday
Orange Grove encampment will con
fer the Golden Rule degree next Fri
Angelus Rebekah lodge Initiated one
candidate last Friday night. Reba
members paid the lodge a fraternal
visit. The poem published in The Her
ald on the fraternal page last Sunday,
written by Mrs. Holiday, inmate of the
Odd Fellows' home, was read in praise
for gifts received from the relief com
Edelweiss Rebekah lodge will give a
program. Including a contest and
dance, next Friday night.
UNITED ANCIENT ORDER
Sylvan grove No. 180 is
advancing slowly but
surely in the path of pros
perity, and is composed of
men who are truly frater
Brother Harry Wclton
represented the grove at the last grand
grove convention. He is a student in
Druldism and was a close observer
with but one object In view, the ad
vancement of Sylvan grove in par
ticular and the order in general.
With Brother Norman as noble arch,
Brother Needham as secretary and
Brother Charles A. Clark a 8 treasurer
the grove has been made a lively one
and will bo heard from in the near fu
ture as one of tne most progressive and
prosperous in Southern California.
The altar fire is burning brightly
every Monday night In Magnolia
grove No. 97.
Last Monday the grove enjoyed one
of the best meetings yet. A good at
tendance, not only by its own mem
bers, but numerous visiting Druids
were present, and every one seemed to
be in a Joyful, fraternal, genuine
Magnolia belongs to the conservative
daai of groves, and while not in a
hurry to add to its membership is
ever on the lookout for desirable can
The picnic committee having charge
of the recent outing at Schuetzen
park is so elated over the success of
the picnic that it is discussing the ad
visability of having the next outing In
the early part of May, 1909.
Gloria grove No. 184 held a very en
thusiastic meeting last Friday night In
Mammoth hall, 517 South Broadway.
Much business of nn important nature
was transacted. The work of the by
laws committee was approved and ac
cepted. Brother A. K. Bayer was ap
pointed assistant secretary and to
serve the remainder of the present
Morton grove No. 62 at Us meeting
Monday night listened to Interesting
nddresses on the good of the order.
The entertainment committee is mak
ing arrangements for an open meet
ing and social to be given in the near
A lively business session of Golden
West circle No. 51 was held at Its last
meeting. The meeting was largely at
tended and much enthusiasm prevailed.
After a class initiation Mrs. M. Mo
linari gave instructions in drilling the
team of the circle. On the visit of
Mrs. Y. M. Lacaze of San Francisco
soon there will be a class of candi
Mrs. Y. Clos, an active member of
the circle, Is taking a trip abroad. She
will be absent three months and will
visit her native home In France. Mrs.
Clos is an enthusiastic prize winner in
contests held by the circle.
The circle meets on the first and
third Fridays of each month at Mam
moth hall, 517 South Broadway. Mrs.
E. Clark is the secretary.
ORDER EASTERN STAR
Loyalty chapter, O. E. S., will hold rv
whist party next Friday night at
Masonic temple, Flgueroa and Pico
streets. The proceeds will be applied
to the charity fund of the order.
Hollenbeck and Highland Park chap
ters, Order of the Eastern Star, will
f?tve a grand ball and card party at,
Goldburg-Bosley new assembly room,
corner Sixteenth and Flower streets,
Tuesday evening, October 6.
Pico assembly, No. 8, has
arranged an exceptionally
fine program for Its open
meeting Monday, Septem
ber 21. Invitations are out
and all members and
friends are invited. There
will be no charge for admission, but tho
invitation must be signed by a mem
ber. Deputy Royal Chancellor T. D.
Huff, assisted by Ladies Green, Rice,
Adams and Gress, Dr. Scherfee and
Homer Lochwoodars are members of
the committee In charge of the even
ing. There will be whist and dancing
after the program.
The Scepter club will meet again
some time during th* month. The
members are ready to get busy again
after the vacation season, and the
members of the order in the city are
getting ready for some jinks, which
the Scepter members arrange during
Los Angeles assembly, No, 2, will
hold one of Its "open-closed" meetings
the last Tuesday of this month. This
will bo a regular ppen meeting In re
gard to business transactions, but only
members will be admitted to the hall.
All tho members are requested to be
present at this meeting and become
ldentitted with the assembly.
Pico Five Hundred club will give a
progressive party September 28 in I.
O. O. P. hall, Pico and El Molino
streets. " The prizes as usual will be
valuable ones. Play will start prompt
ly at 8:30.
Belvidere assembly. No. 24, will give
an open meeting the last of the month,
but the date cannot be announced un- i
til the committee decides on the night '
for the meeting. The open meetings of
this busy assembly always draw large
crowds, because there Is always some
thing novel on the program. This timo
the committee refuses to announce the
numbers and answers to all inquiries,
but urges everybody to come and see.
The secretary of the Good Samaritan
club, Mrs. L. P. Wright, and the pres
ident, Mrs. C. G. Holdrldge, are busy
making arrangements for the meetings
of the club this winter. The mem
bership 1 has grown so large that the
members are talking club rooms of
their own, and from the experience
with the club members and, their way
of doing things, it would not be much
of a surprise if the rooms were ready
at this time. However, when the an
nouncement of the first meeting is
made the friends will know.
LADIES OP THE
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The second ma
trons' oratorical sil
ver medal contest
will be held under
the auspices of Ban
ner hive No. 3, L. O.
T. M., next Tueßday
evening in Burbank
hall. Following is the program:
Cathedral school orchestra, "Public
School March," Pearl Wallace, Lucille
and Clifford Johnston; announcements
and remarks by the chairman; guitar
solo, "Southern Echoes," Ethel Prack;
contestant No. 1, "Fraternity: What
Does It Mean?"; song and dance, "La
Belle Parisienne," Hildagarde Jackson;
contestant No. 2, "A Vivid Illustra
tion;" vocal bolo, selected, Olivia' Es
terbrook; contestant No. 3, "Does
Lodge Work Make Leas Worthy Wives
and Mothers?"; vocal bolo, "Home,
Sweet Home," Ida L. Moody; contest
ant No. 4, "Fraternal Education;" vo
cal solo, "Star-Spangled Bfcnner,"
Olivia Esterbrook, chorus by audience;
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