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After One Marriage All the
Native Daughters Dis
Saloon Men Refuse to Aid In the
Endeavor to Enforce Sun
day Closing.
Oakland Office Fan Fbascisoo Call,) w
908 Broadway, Oct. 13. )
Since the publication of the fact that
Oakland, with four Native Son parlors and
a population of 60,000 people, has not a
parlor of Native Daughters, many of the
papers throughout the State have ex
pressed much surprise at the state of
affairs in this city. As much surprise and
more interest will undoubtedly be ex
pressed when the history of the Native
Daughters' attempt- to found a parlor is
made known. Several years aco a parlor
was formed and for a time nourished. The
parlor was organized by a prominent
native son who is still a resident of this
city. In response to an invitation to the
native daughters about iifteen young
ladies responded and on the organizer's
arrival he was introduced to them by the
hostess. Little did the young man dream
that among the tifteen was his future
wife. However, the parlor was organized
and the young man aided materially in
niaking it prosperous. His efforts were
greatly appreciated by the young ladies,
and especially so hy the senior past presi
dent. This caused the trouble. Other
j retty and charming members took excep
tion and the parlor was soon in difficulties.
The pretty past president withdrew and
the lodge, "a short time afterward, gave up
the ghost. But it brought together two
young people, whom Rev. Dr. Akerly made
man and wife.
Some time later another parlor of Native
Daughters was organized , and to help them
financially Piedmont Parlor of Native
Sons Rare a grand ball. That ball instead
of helping killed the young organization,
for there was a squabble about the deficit
and the parlor died during the struggle.
Now, Athens Parlor of Native Sons — the
baby parlor— has come to the relief of the
daughters. It is trying to lead the other
three parlors in the matter of sociability.
It aims to be to Oakland what Stanford
Parlor is to San Francisco, and in order to
( ar: y out its ideas there must be a kindred
Here are two little incidents that tell
how wide is the split between the two fac
tions of Oakland's city government. On
Tuesday last City Engineer Wilson in
spected Twelfth-street dam. He reported
that it was far more decayed than he had
imagined. He stated that a few thousand
dollars would go a long way toward mak
ing it safe, but $10,000 would be required to
thoroughly repair it. On Friday Mayor
Davie and Councilman Bassett went out in
a boat and inspected the dam. They went
under ihe dam at low water and tried to
T>ick pie'ees out of the rotten timbers that
were reported as being ready to cave in,
and then they went up on the road and
dug down four feet to see where the re
pairs were needed.
They reported that $50 would pay for
the repairs. A requisition was made for
$13 50 worth of lumber and $18 for labor
and the dam will be repaired. As Davie
and Wilson are both members of the
Board of Public Works, which has such
matters under control, it can readily be
seen how the proceedings of the board are
somewhat "strained."
The campaign in favor of closing the
saloons on Sunday is progressing some
what slowly. The Council for the Sup
pression of the Saloon will meet in a few
days and decide what the next move
thould be. The idea advanced most gen
erally has been that petitions should be
presented to every voter in the city and by
this means obtain a consensus of public
opinion. If the majority of signatures
should be in favor of closing on Sundays
the City Council will be expected to act
accordingly. Of course, it was assumed
that the saloon-keepers would circulate
the anti-Sunday-dosing petitions. The
saloon men, however, refuse to do any
The Seventh-day Adventists have en
tered the campaign and are vigorously
Opposed to Sunday closing. In all their
campaign literature they declare their
willingness to associate with any party in
the total suppression of the saloons, but
they steadfastly refuse to vote for any
Sunday law, claiming that such is on a
par with the Sunday law in Alabama for
violating which several of their members
are now in jail.
There is an idea prevalent among some
politicians that Councilman Bassett will,
in the end, be the one who will secede
from the Davie faction of the city govern
ment and break the power of the Mayor's
veto. There is not the least foundation
for such a statement and any such pro
ceeding on the part of Bassett will be
entirely improbable. "If I fall down it
will be for the purpose of falling up
against some one." is one of Bassett's
favorite expressions and if he voted with
the Solid Seven during the preliminary
passage of an ordinance it would simply
be for the purpose of explaining his vote,
and voting no on the final passage, for the
purpose of letting the gallery witness the
chagrin of his political enemies.
Tne time has passed when the receipt of
the city taxes should have commenced,
but there is not as yet even a levy fixed.
It is certain that the Mayor will not ap
prove of any ordinance that provides for a
levy of over $1, and it is equally certain
that the Council will not accept it, and as
only twenty -four days remain in which a
levy can be legally fixed, and as it must go
to print for ten legal days before final pas
sage, the position is a critical one.
Stuakt W. Booth.
I>arrant Not in It.
Another sensational story bused on the
Durrant case was exploded last night. A
few days ago PJiilip Rogers of North Oak
land accounted for his wife's leaving him
by "-aying that she had gone away from
home because he had refused to read the
complete reports of the Dnrrant trial to
her every day. A letter received from
"Warsaw. Wis., last night pives the other
side of the story. Mrs. Rogers said that
she did not leave home because of any such
absurd difference with her husband. She
gays that her husband was cruel to her
and was penurious, and gave notice that
he would not be responsible for any debts
contracted by her.
Harvest Home.
A harvest borne festival was given at
the Eiehth-avenue Methodist Church to
day. There was a grand Sunday-school
rally at 11 o'clock, when music, addresses
and exercises by children were listened to
by a crowded congregation. The church
was prettily decorated with autumn fruits
and flowers. Rev. J. S. Carroll delivered
an appropriate sermon.
Found Dead in Bed.
A colored man was found dead in bed in
bis room at Fifth and Jefferson streets
this morning. He was a middle-aged
man. There was nothing to indicate how
be came to hi.s death.
His Last Sermon.
Rev. William Rader preached bis last
sermon this morning at the First Congre
gational Church. He took "Pentecost"
for his subject and delivered a powerful
address. This evening there was the
usual vesper services and Mr. Rader's ad
dress closed his labors with the church.
There wib special music as follows: A
number from Gounod's St. Cecelia mass,
tenor solo, Mr. Bachelder and chorus;
Thirteenth Psalm, Mendelssohn, alto solo,
Sfrs. Nicholson and chorus; eoprano solo,
Mrs. Mark; cello &010 by Mr. Yarndiey,
and a number by the quartet of the First
Methodist Church.
A I.ost Grandson.
Willie Furlong, a boy 13 years of age,
disappeared from the home of his grand
mother, Mrs. Mary T. Furlong, 1067 East
Twentieth street, East Oakland, on the
Ist inst.
The Property-Ownerg to Petition the
Supervisors for a Number of lin
Nearly a thousand property -owners liv
ing along the entire length of Sanchez
street and the immediate vicinity have
prepared a petition to the Board of Super
visors looking to the improvement of that
locality. The Sanchez-street people have
not heretofore enjoyed the advantages of
an improvement club of their own, and
the needs of their district and the notable
work accomplished during the past few
years by the organization of Church-street
residents has stirred them to the task they
have now undertaken. The petition is re
ceiving the most liberal support of every
landholder on and near Sanchez street, anil
when forwardeu to the City authorities it
will very probably show the signatures of
nearly two thousand residents of the old
Mission district.
Among the improvements desired and
particularly requested in the petition are
the widening and grading of the Sanchez
thoroughfare from Ridley to Thirtieth
It is proposed that the sidewalks, which
are now nineteen feet wide, be reduced to
fifteen feet, thus giving a greater width to
the roadway.
The petitioners make special note of the
fact that Sanchez street leads directly into
Market, and with the contemplated im
provements it can be made the most con
venient and attractive thoroughfare in that
part of the City. The street is now 82:6
feet wide, and if the sidewalks are reduced
an excellent roadway eight feet wider than
at piesent will be had. A new system of
sewerage is required and the laying of
water and gas mains is asked for in con
nection with the grading. Besides these
things the residents include in their peti
tion a request for more satisfactory elec
tric lighting and police service.
The vigor and earnestness which have
characterized this action so far, and the
large number of petitioners, are held to be
reasons for believing that the Supervisors
will not delay their approval of the de
sired work, and the Sanchez-street resi
dents look for an early commencement of
operations. *
School Director Evans Advo
cates Teachers as Possi
ble Mayors.
His Honor Shows How the Teach
ers Are Worse Off Than the
Oakland Office San Francisco Call,)
908 Broadway, Oct. 13. I
School Director Evans has aroused the
wrath of Mayor Davie. At a recent meet
ing of the Board of Education Evans stated
that he was not particularly impressed
with the completeness of the Mayor's edu
cation. He al<?o said that the Mayor's
desire for reform might commence at home
and he (Davie) should be content with less
than $3000 a year.
"There are many teachers in the depart
ment," said Mr. Evans, "who would make
better Mayors than Davie, whose educa
tion is not of the transcendental order."
"I'm not going to express my opinion of
Mr. Evans," said the Mayor, this
mornine, "Dut I must say a few words
about some of the work he has done in the
board. As chief dictator of the salary
question he has prepared a schedule for
his embryo Mayors that would make a
donkey laugh. He would have us believe
j that the teachers are such wonders, and
would make far better attempts to earn
the $3000 a year paid to the Mayor than I
do. and yet he has evolved a scale of sal
aries for his model teachers that must
make his janitors swell with pride, while
his teachers must feel like collapsing with
humility. Here is the schedule for
teachers and janitors, and after searching
the records of a hundred school depart
ments throughout the country I can find
nothing to equal it" :
Teachers of the second, third, fourth and
fifth grades, holding grammar grade certifi
cates, shall receive $840 per annum.
Teachers of the second, third, fourth and
fifth grades, holding primary grade certificates,
shall receive $780 per annum.
Teachers of the fir«t, sixtn, seventh, eighth
and ninth grades, holding grammar grade cer
tificates, shall receive $900 per annum.
Teachers of the first grade, holding primary
grade certificates, shall receive $840 per an num.
The principal of the Central Evening School
shall receive $900 per annum.
Assistant teachers in the Central Evening
School shall receive $600 per annum.
Teachers in all other evening schools shall
receive $600 per annum.
The principals, of course, receive more,
but Evans was not referring to them.
This is what the janitors receive:
High and Central evening schools, $2280;
Prescott and Prescott Evening School, $1260;
Garfleld and GarftVld Evening School, $1080;
Cole School, $1260; Tompkins School. $i>00;
Lincoln School, $1170; Franklin and Franklin
V.vening School, $1140; Durant. $1260; Lafav
ette, $1020; Grove, $480; Harrison, $480;
Sweet. $700; Grant, $600; Clawson and Claw
son Evening, $840; Observatory, $180.
"Of what use is education, anyhow?"
added the Mayor; "if I know enough to be
a janitor I am better off than if I were edu
cated to be a teacher— one of Director
Brans' possibilities for Mayor."
Handsome Monument Erected
by the Elks at Mountain
Oakland Lodge Incorporates for the
Purpose of Managing the
Oakland Office San Fbancisco Cat.l i
90S Broadway, Oct. 13. *f
The Elk9' monument at Mountain View
will be unveiled Thanksgiving day. Arti
cles of incorporation of the Elks' Rest As
sociation were filed yesterday with the
County Clerk. The corporation is founded
principally for business purposes, such as
the sale of real estate in connection with
the Elks' plot at the cemetery. The ulti
mate purpose is the erection of an Elks'
hall. The care of the Elks' plat is one of
the reasons given for incorporating. The
capital stock is $50,000 and the incor
porators are O. Bemis, H. N. Sloper, C. H.
Butter, C. L. Ingler and Ed H. Benjamin.
The last cast ot the Elks' monument was
completed several weeks ago and is now iu
course of erection at Mountain View. The
design is by Frank Happersberger.
The piece is of solid bronze and will rest
upon a pedestal of onyx 4 by 6 feet, the
same piece that did duty as u portion of
the mining exhibit at the Midwinter Fair.
Beneath the pedestal is to be a vault,
where will be deposited the ashes of those
Elks whose bodies have undergone crema
tion. The plat in Mountain View is
known as the Elks' Kest and is one of the
most beautifui there. The land was do
nated by Frank Encb, a prominent Elk.
United States District Court of
New York Gives Them
a Chance.
Disaster Unlikely With Proper Ship
ping Laws Restraining Owners'
Important notice has been given by the
United States District Court of New York
that persons who expect to file claims
against the Pacific Mail Steamship Com
pany must take action within the next
few days or they are liable to be excluded
by the court's decree.
The company made application for ex
emption under the statute for damages
beyond the value of the vessel. The court,
in considering the matter, reached the
opinion that sufficient notice of the com
pany's application has not been given to
probable plaintiffs in California and there
fore postponed the entering of a decree
until further notice could be given them.
Touching upon the loss of the Colima
Frank Rotherham has written an interest
ing paper for the North American Re
view. His sketch is entitled, "Our Need
of Stringent Shipping Laws." He believes
that the completion of such palatial trans-
Atlantic passenger steamers as the St.
Louis and St. Paul marks a new era in fast
and efficient ocean steamship service under
the American Hag. He thinks that this is
only the beginning of an extensive ocean
carrying trade for the United States. But
to secure reliable maritime growth he
maintains it is necessary that this Gov
ernment make and enforce such laws re
lating to the service of vessels, andjpar
ticularly to their loading, as will inspire a
feeling of safety and protection for vessels
under the stars and stripes.
Great Britain's merchant marine is cited
as an example of service under wise Gov
ernment restrictions that restrain the
greedy shipowner from overloading his
vessel and that cause the traveling public
and shippers to have the greatest confi
dence in the safety of steamships flying the
British flag. To this feeling of reliance, em
phasized as it is by the extensive guardian
ship the British navy gives the merchant
mirine, the writer thinks is due Great
Britain's success in ocean commerce.
Continuing, and referring to the Colima
disaster, he says:
Recent instances are not wanting to illus
trate the necessity that exists for such laws
being enacted, or, if already enacted, to urge
their enforcement. Only a'few weeks ago the
steamer Colima of the Pacific Mail Steamship
Company sailed from San Francisco for Panama
and way ports in Central America and Mexico
with a large passenger list and a heavy cargo,
including a deckload. If the reports thus far
published of that sad disaster bv which two
hundred lives were lost are true — and nothing
has been made public to refute them— that
shipwreck was beyond doubt caused by the
steamer's being improperly loaded and carry
ing a deckload which should not have been
Such a thing could not have happened under
the lawsof Great Britain, which make it a misde
meanor to carry deck loads, except under cer
tain restrictions, and subject the captains and
owners of vessels to heavy lines and imprison
ment. Had such regulations been in force
under our laws the Colima could not have ob
tained a clearance at the Custom-house, while
carrying such a deckload. Hence the disaster
would have been prevented and 200 valuable
lives saved.
It has been a dearly taught lesson by which
we should take warning, though it will be but
poor comfort to the many bereaved that have
Jos' husbands, wives, sons and relatives by the
Such disasters reflect discredit on the laxity
of the shipping laws of this country, and should
direct the attention of our public men and leg
islatures to the urgent need of reforms being
speedily enacted and rigidly enforced.
The question of liabilities of owners of ves
sels sent to sea in an unseaworthy condition Is
one which the courts may be called upon to
decide. It should not be left, however, to indi
vidual sufferers (who may be financially una
ble) to make a test case under such circum
stances. The owners or officers of corporations
managing steamship companies should beheld
accountaole and responsible for damages and
punishment by the State, and in all cases the
cause of the loss or disaster properly investi
gated by Government officials and nautical ex
perts, as is the case in Great Britain and her
The loss of the Cqlima is not the only in
stance of such sad disasters. Two iron steam
ers, the Keweenaw and Montserrat, left Nanai
mo and Comax, Puget Sound, in December
last, same day, coal laden, bound for San Fran
cisco; neither has ever been heard from. They
encountered heavy gales, and being heavily
loaded (no doubt beyond their capacity) it is
supDOsed were unable to withstand the force
of the tempest and went down with all on
There is little doubt that both these steamers
were overloaded, as no restriction was placed
upon them, although one sailed from a Cana
dian port, but being under a foreign flag the
authorities had no right to interfere. Some
seventy souls were hurried into eternity by
these two disasters, which were the evident re
sult of greed on the part of the ships' managers
or owners, yet not a voice has been heard in
condemnation of such flagrant outrage? be
yond the stifled moans and wails of despair of
the widows and orphans of the unprotected
seamen. They should appeal to the sympa
thies of the public and hasten the much
needed remedies.
No official inquiry investigating the causes
of these disasters has been made. Surely it is
full time that steps be taken by our Govern
ment to inaugurate some system of inspection,
and to adopt stringent measures for the better
protection of our mercantile marine and the
hardy seamen who risk their lives to navi
gate our ships and to develop the commerce of
the Republic.
The shipping interests of the United
States, to be fostered and to be expanded
so that they may be in keeping with the
unrivaled new fast cruisers and modern
battle-ships, must, as Mr. Kotherham ex
presses it, be properly guarded by law.
"Protection to our ships and to the sea
men who man them" he suggests as a
motto henceforth.
Indians Descended From Israelites.
Klilor Tanner Says the Book of
Mormon Proves It.
Elder Tanner of the local Mormon
church addressed his congregation at 909
Market street last night upon the "Book of
Mormon Evidences."
He said that when America was discov
ered the civilized world was mystified at
some of the evidences of an early civiliza
tion to be found in this country. Dr. Le
Plorgeon, who spent twelve years in
archaeological research in Yucatan, charac
terized the ruins of large cities and stupen
dous edifices found in Central America as
surpassing in harmony of design and ex
cellence of execution those of Egypt and
Babylon. The murial inscriptions and
decorations, the bas reliefs and sculptures,
he said, attest the high civilization of
those who executed them.
Continuing, Elder Tanner said:
The conclusion of such students of American
antiquities as Lord Kingsborough, Haines and
Smith is that the American Indian is of Israel
itish descent, and thev base this opinion upon
similarities in traditions of worship, language
and customs. The Spaniards, upon their ar
rival, were impressed with the aboriginal
knowledge of the mission and miracles of the
And yet the origin of the American Indian is
as much a mystery to eager inquirers as it was
300 years ago.
Jacob in blessing Joseph (Genesis xllv)
said he should be a fruitful bough
by a well, whose branches should run
over the wall; by which he meant
that some of his seed would leave the laud
they were in and crosß the ocean into another.
In Ezekial, 37th chapter, and Isa, 20th. there
is evidence thata book would be brought forth
containing the records of the people of ancient
America, a record similar to the biblical his
tory of the Eastern Hemisphere.
The Latter-Day Saints testify to the world
that that book is the Book of Mormon. In it is
found an account of a small party's leaving
Jerusalem about 600 B. C. and inhabiting
America, Afterward some of these settlers
were cursed with a dark skin that the Indians
have to-day. Mention is also made of a vis.it of
Christ 1o this country after his crucifiction
and of the total destruction of the white race
about 4'20 A. D.
The Book of Mormon harmonizes perfectly
with American historical discoveries, and none
of them in any way contradict the Mormon ac
It Exploded in Her Room at a Hotel,
as She Claimed, by-
The report of the discharge of a firearm
in one of the front rooms in the Ahlborn
House on Grant avenue at 6 o'clock last
evening startled the inmates of the hotel
and caused people on the avenue to stop
and wonder.
The occupant of the room was Maud
Stanley, one of the three Stanley sisters
who sing in the Thalia varieties. When
her sister Emma and her mother entered
the room from another part of the house, a
few seconds after the shot had been fired,
they found Maud across the bed, and the
sister believing that she was dead, fainted.
She was brought to in a few moments, and
ascertaining that no one had been hurt,
asked: "What is the matter?" Maud,
almost paralyzed with fright, replied: "I
was monkeying with the gun and it went
Some one insinuated that the woman
might have made an attempt UDon her
life, and missing her aim, the bullet had
lodged in one of the walls ten feet above
the" floor, whereupon there was an indig
nant denial and a statement tbat the
woman was happy and ten minutes before
the shot, she was i- as merry as a cricket."
Victor Marchand Seriously Injured at
the Ocean Beach.
Victor Marchand, a lad 12 years of age,
whose parents reside on Green street be
tween Kearny and Montgomery, met with
an accident at the Cliff House yesterday
afternoon that may result fatally.
The boy, in company with one or two
companions, went to the beach and late
in the afternoon they started for the Cliff
House on their way home. Boylike, young
Marchand undertook to walk along the
top of the stone and concrete wall on the
edge of the Cliff House driveway. On one
side was the wagon road and on the other
the ragged face of the cliff and the surf
fifty feet below.
The boy proceeded for a short distance
when something attracted his attention
from his perilous position and he stopped.
In an instant the lad lost his balance and
shot downward. His head struck the
stone wall.
He fell on a ledge of rocks, about twenty-
Hve feet, but which saved him from falling
into the surf below. He was taken to the
Seal Rock House, thence to the Receiving
Hospital. Drs. Weil and Fitzgibbon found
that the boy's skull was badly fractured.
A Meeting Held at Metropoli
tan Temple Yesterday
Programme of Patriotic Music With
Short Addresses From Dele
A meeting was held yesterday at Metro
politan Temple under the auspices of the
Good Citizenship Committee.
The features of the day's proceedings
were short addresses delivered by each of
the representatives of the councils. The
platform was decorated with palms, shrubs
and chrysanthemums and the motto,
"Union Is Strength," was placed over the
organ, which was decorated with flags.
The following was the programme ren
dered during the afternoon :
Organ voluntary Harry Schuette
Openlne of Meeting H. W. Qnitzow, chairman
"America" Choral Society and audience
Prayer .Rev C. A. Kabing
Vocal solo Mrs. IC K. Gallahorn
Address Representatives of councils
Vocal solo, "Whisper and I Khali Hear 1 '
MissHattie Whlteside
Accompanied by Mrs. J. K. Elley with vio
lin obligato.
Address Representatives of councils
"Anvil Chorus" (by request) Choral Society
Ortran solo
Address Representatives of councils
Vocal solo, "Nearer, My God to Thea''
Miss Jessie Brock Morgan
Address Representatives of councils
"Columbia" Choral Society
Address Representatives of councils
Vocal solo Miss Agnes Tranipleasure
Address Representatives of councils
"Battle liymn of tue Republic"
Choral Society and audience
H. W. Quitzow, chairman, opened the
proceedings. He said that there was much
truth in the old adage, "In union there is
strength." "We are fighting the cause of
the people as well as our own."
The audience sang "America," after
which Rev. C. A. Habing offered prayer.
Mrs. M. E. Gallahorn rendered a vocal
solo, "I Will Fly," in a creditable manner.
The audience demanded an encore, but
Chairman Quitzow said that the pro
gramme was too long to admit of repeti
tions. As the audience insisted, however,
Mrs. Gallahorn gave "Sheltered So Ten
derly There."
Mrs. M. E. Richardson addressed the
! meeting. She remarked that this was the
first union meeting that had been held.
Tne present struggle, she said, would be
carried on and would be bequeathed to
their children. They were assembled to
see that church and state were kept sepa
rate, in accordance with the principles of
j the fathers of the Republic.
Mrs. J. H. Wiiitesule of Council No. 11 did
not desire to make a speech. She desired
to emphasize the remarks of the State
president, and pledged herself and her
children to the cause.
W. W. Allen of Council No. 1 touched
upon the patriotic music heard yesterday.
He spoke of the landing of the Plymouth
fathers and of the principles which guided
them. He strongly advocated devotion to
America apart from all foreign principles.
He said, "The time has come when* Ro
manism must be dismissed from power."
J. A. Hubbock. representing Council No.
35, traced the historv of the body from
which he came as a delegate. He referred
to the services of Rev. J. Q. A. Henry to the
good citizenship committee. The speaker
mentioned many citizens who are mem
bers of the committee.
J. J. Baker, past State president, advo
cated the training of children in patriotic
Chairman Quitzow announced that J. A.
Lansing of Boston will lecture at the Met
ropolitan Temple next Sunday.
W. A. C. Smith of Council No. 6 referred
to the struggles which his organization
had gone through. He counseled self-ex
amination to see whether the agitation was
being conducted on the correct lines. He
advocated recourse to the ballot, and
thought that religious feeling should enter
into the deliberations of those present only
as a side issue.
A. H. Baldwin of No. 68 deprecated the
lack of interest shown by certain members
of the committee, and read the platform of
the American Protective Association.
Mrs. J. P. Young of Council No 20 made a
few remarks regarding the general condi
tion of the order.
J. S. Kennedy of Council No. 55, Oakland,
said that the committee were acting in an
entirely dispassionate manner. He re
counted the measures taken in Oakland
for the welfare of the order, and favored
women voting.
Mrs. Nash, representing Council No. 17,
thought that, like Gideon's band, No. 17
was a chosen few.
G. T. Phelps, president of Council No.
100, expected victory in the next election.
Mrs. Bruner, a representative of Council
No. 1. mentioned the fact that her council
had voted to receive their colored sisters.
It was announced that Rev. H. W. Bow
man would lecture this evening at Metro
politan Temple on "The Political Paradise
of the Papists versus the Patriot's iluen."
The Anniversary of the Organ
ization of the Order of
B'nai B'rith.
Grand Encampment at Stockton.
Activity In the Improved Order
of Red Men.
I. 0. B. B.
Yesterday was the anniversary of the found
ing of the order of B'nai B'rith aud it was
observed in a befitting manner by Ariel Lodge
No. 248 in San Jose. On the 13th of October,
1843, Henry Jones and eleven others in the
city of New York organized the first lodge of
the order and from that time to the present it
has continued to increase in strength, power
and doing good. After several lodges had
been formed they were placed under the gov
erning power of three commissioners, who
were empowered to issue charters and perform
all acts which are now performed by the
highest authority, the constitutional grand
lodge, the first of which was held in New York
City in IK<>B.
A'riel Lodge held an open meeting in the
evening. There were present, besides the
grand officers of the Grand Lodge of District
No. 4: Edward Peixotto, E. Tausky, chairman
of the committee on intellectual improve
ment; H. Gutstadt, chairman of the committee
on legislation; H.S.Simon, chairman of the
school trustees: G. Musbacher of Oakland, a
Jacob Levison, Grand Secretary of the
Order of B'nai B'rith.
member oJ the committee on legislation;
Lucius L. Solomon, prand orator; S. Zekind of
the finance committee, W. Saalburg of the
special committee on graded assessments, J.
M. Cohn of Oakland and Julius Kahn.
To-morrow night there will be a celebration
in Oakland in honor of the anniversary of the
founding of the order. Interesting exercises
will be held under the auspices of Oakland
Lodge No. 252, and the reunion will be at
tended by the officers of the general commit
tee, by nearly all from this City who attended
the celebration in San Jose and in audition by
Joseph Rothschild of the committee on consti
tution, D. S. Hirshberg of the committee on the
state of the order and the Rev. Dr. Levy.
On the 17th inst. the eleven lodges located in
San Francisco will hold a joint celebration in
honor of the founding ot the order. It will be
held in Social Hall, in the Independent Order
B'nai B'rith building, and will be one of the
most interesting entertainments ever given in
that hall.
The general convention at its last sesßion,
held in Cincinnati, recommended that the sev
eral district grand lodges establish auxiliary
lodges for women under such regulations and
conditions as may be approved by the execu
tive committee. In view of the recommenda
tion steps are being taken to establish a lodge
in this City.
District 4, in which are the lodges on the
Pacific Coast, was the first to establish an
auxiliary lodge for minors, and the genera!
convention having recommended the estab
lishment of lodges of this character in other
jurisdictions, the New York jurisdiction is
making a move in that direction. Its officers
recen tfy sent to this City for a copy of the ritual
used in the junior lodges.
One of the most indefatigable workers in the
order at this time is Jacob Levison, the grand
secretary, who has held the office since last
January. During the time that he has been in
office he has done much to advance its interest,
and has produced results that have agreeably
astonished the members of the order. Mr.
Levison came to California from Savannah,
Ga., in 1853, and since then, with one excep
tion, when he went East for a few months, -he
has been a resident on this coast. Shortly after
his arrival In this City he went to Auburn,
Placer Coiinty, where he engaged in mercantile
business and then went to El Dorado, then to
Nevada City. He was also in-Woodland, Yolo
County, and was christened "the father of
Woodland," being the prime mover, in the
long ago, in organizing the town.
During the time William Raabe was United
States Marshal for California, Mr. Levison,
without any solicitation on his part, was ap
pointed a deputy marshal. When the discov
eries on the Comstock became widely known,
Mr. Levison started for the State of Nevada
and located in Aurora, Esmeralda County,
where he became very popular by reason of
his courteous dealings with every one. In
that county he was Under Sheriff during the
incumbency of D. B. Francis, Sheriff. At other
times he was Tax Collector and Treasurer,
which positions he filled to the satisfaction of
all. He was a member of the first State Legis
lature. Upon his return from Nevada he lo
cated in Grass Valley and afterward came to
this City. The grand secretary, who is a mem
ber of the Masonic fraternity", of the Odd Fel
lows, the American Legion of Honor and the
Chosen Friends, has been a member of I. O.
B. B. since 1861, when he became the organ
izer of Garizim Lodge No. 43, which was insti
tuted October 6, 18t>1. He was its first presi
dent and was one of the first to petition for a
grand lodge for this jurisdiction. Mr. Levison
is affable, obliging and always ready to give at
tention to all who have a call upon his time.
He is also a methodical and good executive
A. 0. U, W.
Next Saturday Golden West Lodge, No. 264,
located on the Potrero, will initiate fourteen
candidates. These, as well as twenty-six others
recently initiated, have joined the lodge
through the personal efforts of L. McMahon,
the master workman of the lodge, a remark
able showing in these days when there are so
many organizations seeking members.
Grand Receiver Booth and Past Grand Master
Barnes visited Eureka Valley Lodge at Seven
teenth and Noe streets last week and made ad
dresses. The entertainment given by the lodge
that night was a financial as well as a social
The Past Masters' Association held a meet
ing last Tuesday night at which arrangements
were made for preparing entertainments for
the benefit of the order. Another meeting of
the association will be held in the hall of Val
ley Lodge on the 3d of November.
Pacific Lodge No. 7 of Oakland will, at an
early day, probably on the first Thursday of
next month, discuss the question, "Resolved,
that it is for the best interest of the Ancient
United Order of Workmen to admit women to
the order." Mrs. M. J. Stewart has been in
vited to speak on the affirmative side and Past
Grand Master J. W. Ward to argue from the
negative standpoint. This question came up
at the last session of the Supreme Lodge and
will be brought up at the session to be held in
Atlanta, Ga., next June for final action. It is
one of great importance and its discussion in
Pacific Loage will no doubt draw a large at
tendance. An invitation has been extended to
every member of the order and to the members
of the Degree of Honor.
The public meeting of San Mateo Lodge last
Tuesday evening, inaugurating the new
A. O. U. W. hall in Odd Fellows' Temple, was a
success in every particular. Workmen and
their friends were present from Belmont, Red
wood City, Menlo Park, San Francisco and
other poiiiis. Brother Gilligan, master of the
lodge, ably presided, and a splendid pro
gramme was presented. Addresses were made
by Superior Judge Buck of Redwood, P. G. M.
w. Barnes, the grand master workman of this
City, while the musical portion of the enter
tainment was conducted to rhe delight of all
by Grand Receiver Booth and Brother Barnes.
The literary and musical performance was
followed by an elaborate and luxurious ban
quet in the dining parlors of the temple, this
department having been arranged by Brothers
Kertell, Aull, Brown, Bartlett and Powers, as
sisted by their ladies, whose supervision made
the occasion one long to be remembered. It is
assured that a large increase of membership
will be the outgrowth of this splendid reunion.
Redwood City will shortly have an open
meeting to show by fraternal competition that
its local Workmen are not disposed to allow
their lodge to be overshadowed by the energy
displayed of late fit San Mateo.
Grand Master Toohy will deliver the anni
versary oration at Mirabel, Lake County, on
the evening of the 28th inst.
On Tuesday evening, the 22d inst., the great
anniversary of the order will be celebrated by
West End Lodjje, Alameda, with oratory,
music and other solemnities.
West End Lodge No. 175 commenced active
work and is initiating candidates every meet
Independent Order of Odd Fellows.
The entertainment given by Yerba Buena
Lodge No. 15 in Odd Fellows' Hall last Thurs
day night was one of the most successful that
has been given in years in the same hall. The
hall was crowded by an audience that listened
with delight to-an address by W. H. Barnes, P.
G. M., end to a very entertaining literary and
musical programme given by the Misses Alice
Passold, De!a Delano, A. E. Bastrede, Gussie
Wenke and F. Goodjean. and Messrs. Bohm,
Brockman, Boysen and Burness,
Yerba Buena Lodge is entitled to the credit
of being a good payer of sibk benefits. Up to
the Ist of last July one member of this lodge
had received Eick teaefits to the extent of
The first anniversary of the organization of
Sunset Encampment "No. 25 of Alameda was
celebrated by a grand entertainment. There
were present many from other encampments
in Oakland and Sa'n Francisco.
Great preparations have been made for the
grand encampment which is to be held in
Stockton, and which commences to-morrow.
Cantons from San Francisco, Oakland and
Santa Rosa will go to Stockton to-morrow on
the T. C. Walker, and by special arrangement
will return on her, leaving Stockton at 1
o'clock Thursday morning.
The indications are this encampment will be
the largest ever held in this State. All the
grand officers of the Grand Encampment and
many of the grand officers of the Grand Lodge
of the State will attend.
In consequence of the large number of people
who will be at the Grand Encampment the
quarterly meeting of the Veteran Odd Fellows
will not be held until Monday evening, the
28th inst.
Ihe grand representatives have all returned
from the East.
A number of lodges have made contributions
of money to the home at Thermalito, and a
number of individuals have contributed a
quantity of reading matter.
The new code of laws of the Patriarch Mili
tant and the Rebekah lodges, recently adopted
by the Sovereign Grand Lodge at Atlantic City,
are being printed and will shortly be dis
There was a grand reunion of all the City en
campments, in conjunction with Wildey En
campment No. 23, on Saturday evening in the
Alcazar building.
Oriental Rebekah N0. 90 will give areception
on the 16th and will hold an open meeting on
Harbor Lodge No. 253 of Oakland will cele
brate the anniversary of that lodge on October
16 in Fraternity Hall. The committee in
charge liave arranged for a social dance for
members and their wives.
A delegation from the Oakland lodges wit
nessed the ceremony of initiation at the last
session of this lodge. The first degree will be
conferred on the evening of October 23.
There is considerable activity in all branches
of the order and initiations are of frequent oc
The Sovereign Grand Lodge has reaffirmed
the law permitting unmarried women to be
come members of the Rebekah degree.
An entertainment will be given in I. 0. 0. F.
Hall on the evening of November 1 for the
benefit of the Odd Fellows' library.
Superintendent Bartlett of the Home at
Thermalito has returned to duty greatly im
proved in health.
Knights of Pythias.
Grand Chancellor Samuels and H. Schaffner,
grand keeper ot records and seals, visited
Benicia Lodge No. 99 last week to exemplify
the secret work and add ress the lodge.
A petition is being circulated for the organi
zation of a lodge at Centerville, Alameda
A division of the uniform rank will be organ
ised in Los Angeles on Thanksgiving day.
Benicia IxKlge No. 99 will give a "tramp"
ball on Thanksgiving eve.
Visalia Lodge No. 121 will give an entertain
ment on the evening of Wednesday, the 16th
Sunnyside lodge No. 112 of Riverside has
added thirty members to its roll since the first
of last July.
Grand Chancellor Samuels will visit lodges
as follows :
Monday, October 14, Willows Lodge No. 55. at
Stockton; Tuesday, October 15, Centennial Lodge
No. 38, at Stockton; Wednesday, October 16,
Duroc Lodge No. 50, at Woodbridge; Thursday,
October 17, Charter Oak No. 20 and Nemo No.
161, in joint convention with No. 161, at Stock
ton; Friday, October 18, Galr Lodge No. 83, at
Gait (special); Saturday, October 19, Lodi Lodge
No. 41, at Lodi.
Order of Chosen Friends.
Past grand councilor, Grand Assistant Coun
cilor M. Boehm and Grand Secretary S. C.
Wallis were most cordially received on the oc
casion of their visit to Sacramento Council No.
96, at Sacramento, last Wadnesday. The mem
bers of Friendship Council No. 65 were also
present, as well as others from other councils.
In all there were not less than 300 persons at the
meeting. These listened with a great deal of
attention to an explanation of the new laws
recently passed and which now affect the order.
The councils in the several districts of this
City are being instructed at this time in the
wort of the new laws, and from the large at
tendance at the meetings it is apparent that
the members are anxious to be informed.
Grand Councilor Selvage will arrive in this
City from Euruka, Humboldt County, this
week on official business.
Empire Council No. 47 will give a social at
Pythian Castlo this evening, on which occasion
a handsome badge will be presented to Past
Councilor Julia A. Hobbese.
The entertainment in aid of the initiatory
team will be given in St. George's Hall on the
evening of the 15th inst.
Knights of honor.
Santa Cruz Lodge, which was suspended by
the grand dictator on September 18 for failing
to have its semi-annual report for term ending
June 30 in the hands of the grand reporter
within the time Drovided bylaw, having for
warded its report has been reinstated.
Grand Dictator Archibald, Grand Guide
Learned and Past Dictator Frank Lawrence vis
ited Tahoe Lodge at West Berkeley last Satur
day. The degree was conferred on a candidate,
the visiting brothers ably assisting in the de
gree work.
District No. 13, comprising Charter Oak,
America and Polar Star Lodges, gave a social
and literary entertainment in Alcazar building
on Monday.
Liberty Lodge conferred the degree on ten
candidates at its session held on Monday last.
Several other initiations will take place on
next Monday evening.
Four candidates were initiated in Yerba
Buena Lodge on Monday evening last.
There are two assessments for the W. and O.
B. fund, and a $1 expense assessment for the
month of October.
Knights and Ladies of Honor.
Aurora Lodge No. 202 at its last meeting re
ceived six applications for membership and
initiated one candidate.
Supreme Representative. American was pres
ent at the meeting of Pacific Lodge last week,
and delivered an interesting address on the
work performed by the supreme body at its re
cent session.
Improved Order of Eed Men.
Great Sachem A. Jackson, accompanied by
Great Chief of Records C. F. Burgman, Past
Great Sachem James G. Smith, Deputy Great
Sachem James Hagan and a large delegation
of past sachems and members from several
tribes of this City, visited Oshonec Tribe No. 78
last Wednesday evening. The tribe had sum
moned its entire membership in anticipation
of this visit and captured two palefaces upon
whom the adoption degree was conferred by the
team of Arapahoe Tribe under the leadership
of Past Sachem M. J. Fairfield. The team re
ceived rounds of applause for their faultless
rendition of this very beautiful ceremony.
Pohonachee Tribe is making a good record
for this term. Quite a number of captives have
been brought into the tribe and the adoption
degree was conferred upon a paleface last
Sotoyome Tribe No. 10 haa a very large at
tendance of members and visiting chiefs at
Thursday's council. Past Great Sachem Fred
erick Brand, lately returned from the Great
Council of the United States, was present to
witness the adoption of an applicant for mem
bership into the tribe. Past Great Sachem Ben
jamin F. Josselyn returned from the Great
Council of the United States and will come up
from Santa Cruz during the week to visit
Sotoyome, of which he is a member.
Upon the return of the great chiefs from
their extended visitations to the tribes and
councils of the State Modoc Tribe tendered to
the great chief of records, Charles F. Burgman,
who is a member of this tribe, a very enthusi
astic reception. A spread nad been arranged
in the banquet hall; the musical and oratori
cal of the tribe had been pressed into service,
and over 100 members were present, with
past sachem U. A. Lewis as master of cere
monies. At the council of the tribe Octo
ber the three degrees were conferred upon a
number of brothers, and on last Thursday's
council four palefaces were adopted into the
Ceanotha Council at Grass Valley adopted
nine palefaces during the visit of the great
chiefs. This council has now over 170 mem
bers and a well-filled wampum belt.
Ponemah Council at Nevada City conferred
the adoption degree upon six applicants in the
presence of the great chiefs, and in co-opera
tion with Wyoming Tribe gave a magnificent
banquet in honor of the great chiefs. Nearly
forty members of the Ceanotha Council and
WeiVner Tribe came over from Grass Valley to
participate in the festivities.
Wyoming Council of Oakland is making ex
tensive arrangements for a ball and entertain
ment for Saturday, the 2(>th of October. There
will be a larue attendance from San Francisco,
Alameda and Elmhurst.
Several tribes and councils of this City are
arranging to join with the 'Cross Coiintrv
Club on an excursion to Bohemia Grove ou the
Russian River, on Sunday, October '.20, and a
special train with reserved seats has been
placed at the disposal of the club and at
tendants. The excursion promises to be at
tractive and to afford great enjoyment to the
The Elks.
The executive committee on carnival is mak
ing extensive arrangements for the carnival to
be given on Thanksgiving eve in th*- Me
chanics' Pavilion in aid of the Elks' charity
fund. The prelude will be made up of many
new and original features, all up to date, and
will include electrical illusions, bloomeriiuis,
peripatetics, Trilbyians, Atnazouians and peri
grinations. The committee is preparing for
those who will take part in the prelude cos
tumes of the richest and most expensive cloth.
No worn-out or faded costumes will be worn.
The members of the various troupes t'-nt will
be performing in this City at the time of the
carnival will take part in the prelude under
supervision of their respective manceer«.
Many now In the City will also take part, as
nearly all are members, of the organization.
A new lodge of the order will soon be in>ti
tuted in San Luis Obispo by Ernest Clman,
D. 1). E. G. B. The members of lodge No. o
have chartered several Pullman cars and will
accompany the district deputy, leaving here on
Saturday and returning on Monday.
Portland Lodge No. M'_* of Portland, Or., is
now entertaining Edwin B. Hay, P. G. E. R.,
who is visiting this coast in the interest of the
order. This lodge is one of the most pro
gressive and has the finest Elks' quarters in
the whole of America.
A prominent member of the Elks is Herman
Kchn, who is secretary of the committee hav
ing charge of the Elks' annual carnival to be
Herman Kohn, Secretary of the Car
nival Committee B. P. O. E.
given Thanksgiving eve. He became a mem
ber but a few vears ago, but in that time he has
proved himself a very active one. He is also a
member of Court Golden West No. 7467, Order
of Foresters, and other fraternal organisations.
Ancient Order of Foresters.
High Chief Ranger William Cashman has
paid official visits to over sixty courts during
the present term. On October 18 he leaves
this City for Humboldt County, where he will
visit as follows: Court Sequoia No. 8016, l'.n
reka, on October 21; Court Columbia No.
8017, Arcata, on October 22 ; Court Korbel No.
8022, on the 23d; Court Scotia No. 8236, on the
25th, and Court Kalmia No. 801S, on the 26th.
Court Sequoia No. 8016, of Eureka, Hum
boldt County, has leased and furnished a new
hall, to be known as Foresters' Hall. The
court has now a membership of 117, all arrive
and enthusiastic members. Brother William
Lambert, who represented the court at the last
session of the Subsidiary High Court, pre
sented a beautiful banner to the court at its
last meeting.
Court California No. 7914 has taken a new
boom. Brother Zimmerman is responsible for
this. Owing largely to his untiring energy, the
court is rapidly coming to the front At the
last meeting one candidate was initiated and
several propoaitioni were received.
The next session of the Subsidiary High
Court will assemble at Ukiah, MenAoclno
County, on May 12, 1896. For reasons nased
upon economy, the executive council have,
I with the consent of all concerned, changed the
meeting-place from Los Angeles to t'kiah.
The joint committee from the various courts
and circles will give a turkey party on Satur
day evening, November 23. Deputy Kuril
Chief Ranger Paul J. Hyde is chairman of this
committee and is hard at work. A good time
is assured to all who attend.
Court Pride of Potrero No. 7918 held a most
interesting meeting last Friday evening. Court
Star of the West No. 695(5 was present on a fra
ternal visit. Three new members were initia
ted and several propositions were received.
Companions of the Forest, A. 0. F.
Germania Circle No. 36 will have or>en house
on October 16. This circle conducts its work
in the German language, and is one of tho
most prosperous in the order. Companion
Zachau, its efficient deputy, is a regular at
tender at all meetings.
California Circle No. 103 will entertain its
friends at Social Hall. 102 O'Farrell street, on
Saturday evening, October 19. Invitations are
limited. Supper will be served to all gu.
Artemis Circle No. 120 holds a reception in
Social Hall on October 23. This circle under
its present management is prospering; funds
ana membership are increasing. Much credit
is due its efficient secretary, George J. Berger,
for the success attained.
Enterprise Circle No. 124 will give an enter
tainment and social on Saturday evening, Oc
tober 26, in Social Hali, 102 O'Farrell street.
Sherwood Circle No. 129 held a most inter-"
esting meeting last Monday evening. Mrs.
Asher, supreme chief companion, was present
and complimented the circle upon the excel
lent manner in which the work was conducted.
The funds and membership are constantly in
creasing in the most satisfactory manner.
Minerva Circle No. 20 will give a party in
Social Hall, 102 O'Farrell street, on Saturday
evening, November 30. Past Supreme Chief
Companion Mrs. S. Beversen is now acting as
P. S., which is sufficient to insure the success
of the circle during the present terra. Now
niembers are added to the roll at every meet
The United World.
Last Tuesday Supreme Organizer Michael
Brooks instituted German council in Alcazar
building with fifty-seven charter members.
The following-named were chosen officers for
the current year: Mrs. Tillie Roper, president;
Mrs. i-opliievon Helm, vice-president ; Mrs. So
phie Ta^gart, secretary; Mrs. Bertha Veroni,
collector; Mrs. Magdalena Delarue, treasurer;
Miss Kate Hupert, pianist; Mi.ss Kate Weltz,
usher; Miss Anna Branders, warden, and Died
mh Schwaiting, doorkeeper. A great deal of
enthusiasm was manifested, and the members
hope within a short time to double the number
of those whose names appear on the charter
Native Daughters of the Golden West.
The ritual committee has held one meeting
at Santa Cruz for the purpose of revising the
ritual, and another meeting will be held in
December next. When the ritual shall have
been thoroughly discussed and revised it will
be submitted to the Grand Parlor for approval.
Grand Secretary Mrs. Georgie C. Ryan paid a
friendly visit to Napa Parlor Saturday even
ing, October 5, and was warmly welcomed.
Oro Fino Parlor will give an entertainment
on the evening of the 31st inst.
Equitable Aid Union.
Oakland Union No. 624 will celebrate Its
anniversary on Thursday evening, October 24,
at Grand Army Hall. A committee of ladies
will arrange the refreshment table and the
brothers will furnish the specchmaking and
responses to the various toasts proposed at the
table. The San Francisco and East Oakland
unions have been invited.
Friends of th<* Golden State.
A new fraternal and beneficial order haa
been establtsned in this City. It was started
by members of the Order of Foresters (Compan
ions of the Forest). The first circle organized
is Alcatraz No 1, which starts out with a mem
bership of 250.
Another Circle— Golden Gate No. 2— will soon
be organized.
Order Eastern Star.
A new chapter of the Order of the Eastern
Star is to be instituted at Lakeport, Lake
County, shortly. It will be instituted by Dr.
G. W. Stout of Ukiah and members of Kingsley
Chapter. The new chapter will start witix
thirty-five names on the roll of membership.

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