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tions of which followed one another in
rapid succession. In deciding that case in
the wife's favor Judge Wilson said it was
without a parallel as to quantity, variety
and the black depth of the perjury perpe
George E. White, the autocrat of Round
iValley and all the surrounding country, is
noi an ordinary man — that need not be
Baid. A giant in stature, of powerful phy
sique, he is as relentless as lie is pitilea
when once he determines upon the ruin o
an enemy. He has had three wives. Th
• lie put upon a horse with her chll
and sent her away, promising to come t
her, but he never did. She got a divorce
and he settled with her for |650— forh
was not a rich man then— and never saw
Lor again until she appeared as a witnes
siirainst him In the third wife's case seven
t- en years afterward.
He took a trip to Virginia and brough
back a beautiful young bride, who subse
quently died while White, it is said, wa
preparing to brii.u- Buil for divorce.
Then he met Frankie White,' a child,
the daughter of a cousin, was a
graceful."" modest little thing, with large,
soft dark eyes, a sweet mouth and win
some manners. He invited her to visit
him. sent her to school for a few years and
married her. Her folks thought she had
made a great match, for White was now
rich. The dream was short lived, how
ever, and what she whs to learn of sorrow
in the after yeai -band's principal
ity multiplied many times could hardly
compensate her fur. White's brutal, cold,
-!i natnre, shewaa his wife, un
lad itself to ; •-'- in such swift passes
as to amaze a:;..l 1 .iralyze her. She dis-
COVI | vv:is dealing in counterfeit
money, and th;s\nnoyed him. Then her
elder sister, a young widow, came to the
Round Valley mansion and soon, with a
terror that felt like doom in the first shock,
•'ion through the anguish of lagging
months stole sleep, bleached her cheek
mid caused her to forget the comfort ol
tears, she lirst suspected and tnen knew
that she had cause for jealousy.
White nrst put the si3ter in charge ol
a roadside inn which he owns on the roac
between Round Valley and Lkiah. Hi;
trip* to Ukiah became frequent and lon*
continued, the anxiety of the young wif<
at home growin^in intensity during everj
h^ur— her si-'.er, husband, both suspected
Then he set up a splendid establishmer.l
on Claremount avenue, Alanieda,andinad<
the sister its mistress.
The young wife knocked at the door ol
that mansion one night and created con
sternation there while changing suspicion
into realization. She did not return tc
Round Valley, but went across the baj
and took up her residence at the Russ
House. Had this not been fully s;;: .
she had other reasons for desiring no
more of Round Valley. She had & few
days before overheard her husband and
Wylackie John plotting to kill her.
Then followed the suit for divorce thai
attracted National attention. White
\;ed his wife with all the sins that,
proven, may secure a divorce. He knew he
would find it difficult, even with his hosl
of protessional perjurers, to prove any oi
them, and bo when her counsel, at her in
stance, offered to accept a settlement foi
0, ho assented.
When the lawyer demanded security
however, he refused. Then the wife hlec
a cross-complaint, making allegations a:
to what she knew and the tight began.
Wylackie John was in his element
Early and late he applied himself to mak
ing evidence. His fertile resources — Uu
resources of Round Valley — were ex
hausted in this case. They would nol
stake all upon one line of action; i(
among the tnen found willing to blacken
her character for money they discovered
one hold enough to ''do" for her that
wouM simplify the matter and save much
: sbe was away from Round
Valley and his colony of men skilled at
u-fenseless persons in the back,
\V...:e sought the advice of a medium —
for ::-• is a firm believer in spiritualism.
She told him that a red-headed man would
prove his savior in tins dith'culty. He
was dt-liizhted and told Wylackie to find
"Brick" McPherson was an
attache of the Russ House and his hair
was rt J. Did he know Mrs. White? Cer-
Would he undertake to com
promise her and furnish proof of it? Cer
... Then he could call upon White
for $2000. It was enough.
MePherson's ready assent to the dirty
business suggested that he might be that
bolder man that they were looking for. He
was introduced to White and White sug
• d a buggy ride to Bolinas — he and
Mrs. White — when the horses might be
driven over an embankment. If Mrs.
White was not killed he could beat hei
head with a rock and the "accident" would
free him from suspicion. White and
Wylackie would be driving a little dis
tance behind and come up to his assist-
Horrified at the suggestion McPherson
said he would consider it. He sought
an interview with Mra. White whom he had
not known before and told her all about it.
She consulted her attorneys, they met Me-
Kherson and advised him to keep up a
play of assent to White's plans.
McPherson saw White and advised him
against such radical measures.
"If you do this thing there is $2000 in it
for you," exclaimed White impatiently.
"Kill her, I don't care how; throw her in
the bay, anything, so you get rid of her."
But McPherson temporized and finally
drew White away from this plan. He
said there would be no difficulty about se
curing evidence that would secure a di
vorce and carry such effect in court
that the alimony or any other money
award would be nominal, He agreed that
White himself should be a witness. It
was planned that he (White) should see
Mr.-. White in a room with jiim (McPher
son) under all essential criminating condi
All parties kept the engagement. Mc-
Pherson and Mrs. White went over on the
3 o'clock boat, on which was also a de
tective watching them. Mr. and Mrs.
Willis Ostender also went on the same
boat as friends of Mrs. White. McPhersou
and Mrs. White took a carriage from South
Vallejo, while Mr. and Mrs. Ostender
The rendezvous was the Wilson House.
White went out by a later train. It was
arranged that he with his detectives
sliouH come to and break into the room
at in o'clock at night. At that hour he
rapped at the door. He heard excited
voices within. He summoned the hotel
clerk, got a chair and a lamp and en
deavored to peer over the transom. While
in that attitude the door was suddenly
opened by Mrs. White's attorneys and the
door of a room across the hall opened at
the same time and Mrs. White and Mr.
and Mrs. Ostender appeared there.
Tnis plan nad failed. All the current
epithets and expressions of contempt
were applied to the man and his hirelings,
and they sneaked away, declaring they
had been deceived, which was quite true.
Wylackie saw he would have to depend
upon his Round Valley men after all, and
so began to teach them \he parts he ex
pected them to play. This, for instance,
is the story he required James Neafus to
relate under oath and Frederick Arm- I
strong with him:
"On a certain night in September, 1884, i
I was riding from Covelo to the house of
George E. White, and on the way we were
overtaken by Frederick Armstrong, who
proceeded with us. When we arrived at
the house of George E. White we put up
our horses and went and sat on the well
curb and ate some apples which Wathan
had procured. About half an hour after
we arrived, it being then about halt-past 8
in the evening, we saw a man crawling
down the backstairs without a coat on and
his shoes in his hand. Wathan suggested
that we take our boots off and follow him.
We did so. He went around the house,
through the garden, over the porch and
into Mrs. White's room. W r e looked
through the blinds and saw him get in bed
and then turn out the light."
For several nights in succession, in order
to perfect them in their parts, W r ylackie
took Neefus and Armstrong over the
ground, showing them just how the thing
was done. He sat them on the well curb
a::d showed them where the man — who
was said to be John Rohrbongh, Mrs.
White's cousin and mana?er of White's
estate — crawK-d "down with his coat off
and shoes in hand," and then he followed
the course described around the house and
showed them the blinds that they were to
peer through into the bedroom.
Wathan — Wylackie John — scoured Co
velo for an almanac to discover if the moon
was up in the latter part of September; he
got a lamp and placed it on the bureau by
the bed, showed them how the man was
to come down the back stairs and how they
THE GIBSON HOUSE, COVELO, WHERE CLARENCE WHITE SHOT
were to follow him ; how the man might
enter the room and how the blinds might
be turned so that they could see him.
Brady Tuttle and old man Kendricks
and a battalion of others gathered every
night in the orchard or the adjoining
fields and practiced their several parts.
Some of them had Wylackie to write
out their testimony for them. He
complained that Brady Tuttle's head was
so thick that he could not get anything
through it. When they came down for the
trial all the witnesses were kept together at
the Ahlborn House under Wylackie'3
careful supervision. Every night pre
ceding the trial he gathered them together
in a room and put them through their les
sons, so that they might make no slip,
espectially the important ones, George
Morrison Sr. and Jr.— father and son — Fred
Armstrong, Lew Willis. Brady Tuttle, Ed
ward Goggins, J. B. Neafus and old man
They were all to be paid according to
the value of their performance, some be
ing promised as high as $300. The Mor
risons' story was next in importance to
that of Neafus and Armstrong, for they
were to say they saw Mrs. White and
Ilohrbough on another occasion together
in the brush by the road side.
Before the trial Mr*. White always de
clared her belief that her "Cousin Johnny"
Rohrbough, whom she had always treated
RESIDENCE OF GEOKGE E. WHITS, BOUND VALLEY, NEAR
kindly and who had seemed to be her
friend, would never permit the charge to
be made in his name. But she was disap
pointed. Rohrbough was in a most unfor
tunate position for a weak man who was
disposed to be decent. He was, or thought
he was, in George White's will for a large
sum which, io refuse to do White's bidding,
was to sacrifice. On the other hand the
world must forever hold him as the most
despicable of men if he did assent to it,
even if what they said were true. Judge
Wilson in his decision referred to him,
saying that the meanest of the perjured
witnesses would scarcely change places
with him. For he did not only assent to
it, but paid some of the witnesses money
and helped them out of town.
When it came to the last test Neafus
weakened a little. He balked at the point
where they "looked through the window,"
but said he returned to the well curb
while Wathan and Armstrong looked
through the window.
White was good enough not to find fault
with him for this, but he got but little
more for bis services than a cheap suit of
clothes and a few odd dollars. Armstrong
told the full story as given.
This trial was begun in December, 1887.
White claimed to have a great number of
witnesses in the vicinity of Covelo who
could not come to the City, and during the
Christmas adjournment of the court the
lawyers and Court Stenographer Riley
went to Covelo to take their depositions.
Here Wylackie John was perfectly at
home. He* was very busy bringing men
and women forward with corroborative
evidence, George E. White being present,
a close watcher of every witness. The pro
ceedings ran on for several days, the little
town and surrounding country being
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, MONDAY, OCTOBER 21, 1895.
wrought to the highest degree of excite
ment, every resident being summoned to
testify on one side or the other.
Mrs. White had for her active champion
! her brother Clarence, a young man then of
} but 24 years, but whose courage and
I prowess had often been tested and had won
him the respect of the boldest. He was of
j medium height and slight build, but had
j that in his steady brown eye and conlident
I bearing that often made bigger men quail.
As a boy of 17 he had joined Sheriff
! Stanly in pursuit of a gang of outlaws
| and his duel in the woods in which he
I killed the leader, Billings, was not forgot
j ten history. He had worked for George E.
I "White and knew him as he knew Wylackie
I John and what they would do to gain
j their ends, and were doing.
It was a cold day during the Christmas
j week, there was a heavy fall of snow in
j the valley. By sleds and in their winter
j furs, the witnesses, men and women, were
j being marshaled for the inquiry in the
j Gibson House, the one pretentious build-
I ing in town, now closed, however, and fall
j ing into decay. The saloon opposite was
| crowded with spurred and pistoled cow
i boys, most of whom, while employed as
i adherents of White, were secretly dis-
I gusted at the assault which they saw be
j ing made upon the good name of a woman
whom they felt was above reproach.
The father as well as the brother of Mrs.
White watched the energetic efforts of
Wylackie John with growing wrath and a
j lieutenant warned him to beware.
"I am ready," he answered, showing the
outline of a revolver against his overcoat
pocket. He was then conducting a woman
into the inquiry room. It was the parlor
of the hotel on the ground floor, and ho
«ntered by the door at the end of the
building to the right of the main entrance.
Clarence White, the "brother, saw the
woman enter, knew her character and
what might be expected of her, and imme
diately crossed the street with the purpose
of advising his sister's attorney, McPike,
Wylackie John had crossed through the
room and come out into the central hall
way and there met Clarence.
"Where are you going?" he said.
"To speak to McPike about this lying
woman you have just taken in there."
">o, you dont."
"Who will prevent me?"
With an oath Wylackie exclaimed, "I
will— l'll just 'do' you right now!"
Young White wore a long ulster over
coat, buttoned, it is said, to his feet. His
revolver was not in a case, but stuck
loosely in his trousers belt in front. He
did not attempt to unbutton his coat, but
pulled it up as a woman might an apron.
Wylackie's gun caught in a hole of the
pocket, it is supposed, for he was too slow,
and the crack of the revolver which start
led the lawyers inside was not of his.
He fell on the stairs with a hole near the
right temple, which extended through his
When McPike hurriedly opened the
door Clarence was standing over the dying
King of intriguers, saying:
"You will pull a revolver on me, will
"Wylackie John dead !" That was news
indeed In Hound Valley, and besides the
effect it produced upon the men closest to
White, who were Wylackie's lieutenants,
it meant chaos for a time in the network
of Round-Valley intrigue. For the little
pellet of lead had scattered the brains that
directed it all.
There was talk of lynching, of course,
but, perfectly calm, young White stepped
across into Henley's store, secured a rifle
and ammunition and announced himself
as ready. But Wylackie was dead, and it
does not take a man long to lose influence
once he is dead. It was found now that
he had many enemies, and Clarence White
had always had many friends. He was
simply required to give bond 3 in $5000,
which he readily did.
White versus White had been carried to
San Francisco by a change of venue, as
stated, and for months it furnished a suc
cession of sensations, among them being
White's lirst wife, whom he had thought
dead, coming to testify against him.
Frank Salladay, another witness, came
nearly all the way from Round Valley on
foot, swimming the turbulent Eel River in
winter, to tell how offers of money had
been made him to testify to improper con
duct on the part of Mrs. White. At the
end of it all the court awarded Mrs. White
the divorce on her cross plea, awarded her
also all the community property, of a value
of |100,000, besides handsome alimony for
In the scatterment of the witnessess of
whose perjury the court was convinced,
there was terror, recrimination, and in
many cases a swift retribution Clamor
ing for their pay White gave many of
them only enough to get out of town,
which in their fear of arrest, of which he
took advantage, they were compelled to
One of them — old man Kendricb, an
overseer on the farm— dropped dead on
his way back, and another was drowned
while crossing Eel River.
J. B. Neafus, who was trained to tell the
story about eating apples on the well curb
and of seeing Johnny Rohrbough climb
into Mrs. White's room, was subsequently
sent to San Quentiii for holding up a stage.
John Rohrboueh bad given him $5 with
which to get out of town, and White had
bought a cheap suit of clothes for him.
When he demanded more money White
gave him a rifle and told him to go and get
it. It was for following the suggestion
that he was sent to San Quentin, where he
afterward made affidavit to all the facts
related concerning his testimony.
Clarence White was tried at Ukiah for
killing Wylackie John and promptly ac
quitted. Such satisfaction was shown
over the verdict that even the Judge got
drunk and so noi&y that the Sheriff at
tempted to arrest him.
Wylackie John had quite an estate in
his own name, and it is said that White,
immediately he was dead, attempted to
get it away from the vyidow. Sylvester
Palmer, a man who was in his employ,
married the widow, and from that day the
bitter, relentless enmity of White has
worked trouble for him.
He has been required to defend himself
against charges of cattle-stealina: so often
that he confesses himself now almost
ruined. Only a few days ago White made
charges against him before the United
States Grand Jury for stealing a calf from
the Indian reservation, and an indictment
was found, so that he will no sooner get
through with the pending casein Ukiah
than he will have to come to this City and
defend himself here. He declares himself
innocent of all these charges and in every
case hitherto juries have declared him to
Jacn Littlefield, who was shot to death
and hanged a few days ago on Red Moun
tain, thirty miles north of Round Valley,
was Palmer's head vaquero.
J. N. Vinton, who was shot in the breast
some days before, but who is recovering,
was a vaquero in White's employ. The
story of how, two days after the Vinton
shooting, seven men went to arrest Little
field, who was charged with the Vinton
shooting; how only two made the arrest,
and these two, first disarming him, after
ward led him away into the mountains,
where he was shot and then hansted by an
alleged mob, has been told. It has been
told, also, how it \3 believed by many that
Littlefield did not shoot Vinton and" that
those who shot Littlefield knew he did not,
but took advantage of that shooting to
cover their cold-blooded murder of Little
lield with the appearance of justifiable
vengeance. If this be found to be true,
then the Constable who made the arrest
and disarmed Littlefield and led him to
where he was shot, will be held with others
for the murder, and Yes Palmer will know
to a certainty that his murder was aho
planned and intended at the same time.
Joe Greggory was acquitted in Ukiah on
Saturday of the charge of cutting Little
field almost to death. But he was one of
that party of seven who left Tom Hay
den's house to arreßt Littlefield. He was
subsequently on that jury of nine with a
Justice of tho Poace at its head that de
clared simply that "Littlefield was shot
and came to his death," and who after,
ward doubled the body up and dumped it
in a small hole two feet deep. It was he
who scraped the congealed b'ood from the
dead man's neck, pointed to the long, ugly
scar there, saying, "See, I did that and I
have seen him carry it to his grave. No,
we need no box for him : it is easier for me
to say God d than God bless him."
This is something — from the beginning
until now — of the story of Round valley.
There, can you see it? Just above the
green of that distant clump of trees the
sun is touching the church spire at
Beautiful, but God!
IN GOLDEN GATE PARK.
An Addition to Be Built to the
Museum to Make Room
A Californian's Gift of Fine
Oil Paintings — Beautiful
The dny was gloomy yesterday and a
threatening sky, with a few slight show
ers, served to keep away the crowd of peo
ple who usually visit the park on Sunday.
The band did not play and the small num
ber of poople who did venture walked
nround between showers, and while the
rain fell they sought refuge in the museum
and in the conservatory.
Early yesterday ex-Director of the Mid
winter Fair M. H . de Young visited th«
museum for the purpose of figuring out
space in which to display the many curios
and objects of interest he secured while on
his recent tour in Europe. He has about
200 cases of objects on the way, and as the
museum is now crowded it will be impos
sible to display many of the articles, so it
will be necessary to build the annex in the
rear of the main building, as was contem
plated some time ago. The plans for this
were drawn for a one-story edifice, but it is
possible that it will be necessary to build
it two stories in height. It will be sixty
feet wide by a depth of 120 feet. Thif., it
is thought, would give ample room not
only for the display of these articles, but
for a collection of fine paintings which
will be donated as soon as there is a place
to han~ them in. The gentleman who has
made this offer is an oldCalifornian whose
name is for tho present, at his own request,
withheld. He accumulated a fortune in
this City in the early days, and has in
vested a good portion of it in pictures.
He proposes to give them to the City for
the benefit of the present and future gen
Charles P. Wilcomb. custodian of the
museum, has secured for it a splendid and
valuable numismatic collection, number
ing about 600 pieces, from S. H. Chapman
of Philadelphia. In this collection there
is one of the smallest gold pieces coined.
It represents a value of 7 cents and is a
rare specimon. It was coined in Nurem
The Canadian cottage that during the
Midwinter Fair was near the Village of
Dahomey and was one of the very attract
ive buildings, has been removed to a spot
west of and near the museum. Its exte
rior has been preserved, but the interior
remodeled and fitted up as a dwelling for
the custodian of the museum.
The few showers of rain did not keep all
the cyclers off the park roads. They were
out in great number and did not seem to
mind the rain in the least.
Superintendent McLaren had in his
oflice yesterday for the benefit of the visit
ing Commissioners several varieties of
chrysanthemums "jnstto show how those
beauties grow in the park." There were
three varieties— violet, maroon and yellow
— all of immense size. The yellow, known
as the Golden Gate, were as large as a
good-sized head of lettuce. In a few days
there will be a fine display of these in the
There were mit few people at the beach
WEEKLY FRATERNAL INDEX
Aftermath of the Grand En
campment in the City of
order american mechanics.
Native Sons of the Golden
West— lmproved Order of
Official Assessment Table.
i nnsen iTienas
A. 0. U. W
A. L. of II
K. A L. of H
Royal A rcan urn
Royal Arcanum. . . .
Workmen's G. F. . .
K. of thf G. E.
K. ot Honor
K. of Honor
250 Oct. II
! 24-28-26 Oct. 1,
552-53-B4 Oct. 1 !
218 Oct. 1
107-B 'Oct. 1
172-73! Oct. 10
447-48: Oct. 1
! Nov. I
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I. 0. 0. F.
The Decoration of Chivalry conferred at
Stockton upon Major Xavier Mefret of Canton
San Francisco No. 5, Patriarchs Militant, I. O.
O. F., wa3 awarded for honorable and rneri
torions service in the cause of Odd Fellowship.
The jewel is an emblematic decoration sus
pended from a brilliant representation of light,
typical of the age of civilized chivalry embody
ing enlightraent and justice, being a white
cross of ancient design, having mounted upon
the face a scarlet heart, and bearing a golden
crown, and inscribed upon the back the motto
of action, "Be just, merciful, honorable and
brave." The jewel, a beautiful one, was pro
cured from the Sovereign Grand Lodge, upon
requisition of the department commander of
California, Patriarchs Militant, I. O. O. F.
There waa a greater attendanco at the en
campment held at Stockton than at any pre
vious one held in this State, yet the milage is
less thau it was at the previous encampment.
Mayor Baggs of Stockton was so well pleased
with tne visit of the members of the order last
week that he has signified his intention of be
coming a member.
Visitors to the encampment declare that the
presentation of the ratriarchial degree by
Parker Encampment of Stockton and the Golden
Rule degree by Oriental Encampment of San
Francisco was the most beautiful illustration
of the same ever witnesned anywhere.
Many ladies accompanied the patriarchs to
Stockton and they were received by a commit
tee of ladies of that city, who escorted them to
all points of interest and mado tiioir visit a
Grand Patriarch G. W. Held visited this City
on Friday and transacted a great deal of of
The charters granted to the four new en
campments that were instituted during the
year, namely, at Vacaville, Auburn, Colusa
and the triplicate charter issued to Susanville
Encampment, are being engrossed and will
soon be forwarded.
President Fot, Grand Secretary Shaw and
Trustee 8. B. Smith of Sacramento went to the
home at Thermolito last Friday on a tour of in
spection and to determine upon a number of
There are now thirty-seven inmates in the
home, and all express themgelves well pleased
with the institution, the surroundings and the
The quarterly meeting of the Veteran Odd
Fellows will be held on the 'JBth inst.
Grand Master Gosbey and Grand Secretary
Shaw will leave on Wednesday for Fort Jones,
Siskiyou Conntr, for the purpose of dedicating
a new hall at that place.
Kebekah lodges will in the near future be in
stituted at Los Barros, San Luis Obispo and
The number of applications for membership
in the last two encampments exceeds the num
ber of losses during the year.
The outlook for the order for the year is very
Harbor Lodge No. 233 of Oakland will confer
the first degree at the session to be held next
Wednesday. This lodge expects a visit from
the grand officers in the near future.
Junior 0. U. A. M.
The Junior Order of United American Me
chanics is working energetically in the matter
of securing the necessary funds for the pur
pose of building a home in which will be cared
for "those children who cannot take caro of
themselves and whose fathers at the time of
death were members in good standing." This
Is the first fraternal order that will have a home
for the care oi the children of its members.
J. H. Zimmerman, Secretary of the
Orphans' Homo Committee.
[From a photograph]
At the recent National Council hel3 in Omaha
it was decided that the home should be built
iii Tiffin. Oho. and when this was announced
sixteen sites were offered, but as yet the com
mittee has not accepted either, but will make
a selection shortly, and the site will be deeded
over as soon as the committee can show that it
has control of $30,000 with which to build the
home. One way of raising this and a larger
fund is a call for 50 cents per capita.
Children under 16 years of age will be admitted
and while there they will receive a thorough
American education and be taught the princi
ples of patriotism. The home will bebuilton the
villt^e plan. Tiffin is a city oi 10,000 inhab
itants and is a strict temperance town. One of
the conditions of the several offers is that "if
any intoxicating liquors of any kind whatso
ever shall ever be suffered to be sold on the
premises then the property at once shall revert
to the original owners." John H. Zimmerman
of Plain City, Ohio, secretary oi the orphans'
home committee, is the prime mover in the
matter, and has been named "the Father of
This order has in this State at this time
twenty-four councils, with a membership of
1700. The National membership is a little
over 170,000. One of the objects is the re
striction of undesirable immigration, and ono
of the ardent supporters is Congressman Wil
liam A. Stone of Pennsylvania, a member of
the order, who at the next session of Congress
will introduce a bill having that end in view.
A movement has been started to hold a
union meeting of Abraham Lincoln, Starr
King, U. S. Grant and Garfield councils for the
purpose of having a service in memory of those
after whom the councils have been named.
Arrangements are being made by Paul Re
vere Council of Berkeley to secure a Junior
O. U. A. M. hall at an early date. It will be the
first In California.
Woodmen of the World.
Congressman Bryan, the great silver advo
cate, delivered an address at the Oregon
State Fair on Woodman's day. In public
life he is an enthusiastic Woodman and one of
the founders of the craft, the order having
been organized in the city of Omaha, where
the Congressman hails from.
All letters irom the head officers of the
Pacific jurisdiction are now signed "Yours for
twenty thousand members." As the member
ship is rapidly approaching that figure the
limit will soon have to be raised.
The second open smoker and Ing rolling of
Golden Gate Camp, which will take place this
evening in Social Hull. Alcazar building,
promises to be a great success. At its open
smoker the camp received eighty-eight appli
cations for membership. From present indica
tions the coming rally will greatly exceed this
An addition to fraternal literature in this
City will soon make its appearance under the
name of The Cnopper. The paper will be pub
lifced in the interest of Woodcraft in Cali
fornia and elsewhere on the coast.
The committee having in charge the ar
rangements for the entertainment to be given
to the lady friends of the order on the after
noon of the 17th of November is doing well
and will present a most attractive performance
for the enjoyment of the invited guests.
The members of this order are active at this
time in the matter of securing a site on which
to build a hall for its members. The plans
have not been fully decided upon as yet, but it
is the intention to"erect a hall that will sur
pass that of any other fraternal organization in
The organist of the Order of Elks is C. S.
Hoffman, who is also a native son. He joined
the Elks in 18S4, two years later was chosen
organist and hns filled that position ever since.
He is chairman of the social committee, which
C. S. Hoffman, Orgranist of the Elks.
annually gives an entertainment to resident
and visiting Elts and "deer*." He \n also a
member of Myrtle Lodge, K. P., and chairman
of the linanco committee of the Grand Lodge
of the same order.
James P. Dunne, chairman of the board of
trustees, is a native of I'hilH.delphiu, who was
brought to this State in 1859 when but 1 year
old. He joined the Elks in 1887, became a
very active member and haa taken a deep in
terest in the order since he joined it and has
James P. Dunne, Chairman Eoard of
Trustees, Order of .Elks.
always been an advocate of Golden Gate Lodge
having a hall of its own. He has been a trustee
for six years. Mr. Dunne is also a member of
King Solomon's Lodge, F. and A. M. He rides a
bicycle, is an advocate of the bloomer costume
and he has 'provided his mother and sisters
with a most eiegant home.
Improved Order of Red Men.
Great Incohonee Andrew H. Paton is making
arrangements to visit the Reservation of Cali
fornia during the early part of the coming great
sun. He is at present visiting the Reservation
of Texas, wnere the order is making good
Great Representative Benjamin F. Josselyn
is on a visit in tnese hunting grounds, where
he will remain for a week or ten days. He
visited Sotoyome Tribe, of which he is a char
ter member, last Thursday, and pave a resume
of his travels through the" Eastern reservations
and of the work of the Great Council of the
The tribes and councils of this City have ar
ranged with the management of Grover's
Alcazar Theater to entertain their membership
during the second week of November, which
is being designated as "Red Men's Week at
the Alcazar." Besides the regular play set for
that week there will be given "an exhibition of
stereopticon views illustrative of the origin
and history of the Improved Order of Red
SJAifarata Council No. 10 adopted five pale
faces on Friday, October 11. Since moving
into the present wigwam at Washington Hall
the council has made an increase of fifteen
members and received three applications last
Friday. The council will give its monthly
social' next Friday. Excellent talent has been
engaged for the literary and musical part of
the programme. These socials are always
Arapahoe Tribe, after transacting Its routine
business last Friday, opened the tribal wigwam
for the reception and entertainment of the
friends and visitors of the membership.
A. H. Perkins has been elected chief of rec
ords of Cocopah Tribe at Los Angeles, and the
tribe, though only instituted since June 1, is
in a very nourishing condition.
Pawnee Tribe of Alnmeda is making a steady
gain in membership, and the tribal degree
team is having a busy time converting pale
faces into Redmen.
White Eagle Tribe No. 72, located at Twenty
fourth street and Potrcro avenue, will receive
a visit from the great chiefs and a large delega
tion of members from other tribes at their
council on October 29.
A. 0. U. W.
Burns Lodge No. 68 held a very interesting
and largely attended mesting in Alcazar Hall
last Thursday evening, on which occasion the
workman's degree was conferred on one candi
date and an address was delivered by Judge F.
Adams on ''Recollections of the Admission of
California to Statehood." Remarks were made
by L. M. Manzer, chairman of the committee
on laws and amendments, and by Samuel
Booth, the grand receiver.
On Saturday evening Golden West Lodge No.
264 conferred the degrees on twenty candi
dates. The attendance was large and addresses
were delivered by Grand Master Toohy, Gra:id
Recorder Hirshhers and Grand Receiver Booth.
The entertainment anri tableaux by Ivy
Lodf<e No. 4, Degree of Honor, at Elite Hall,
Oakland, were very successful, the hall being
crowded so that "there was standing room
only. The farce of "Forbidden Fruit," written
for the occasion by Mrs. Donaldson, was very
acceptably presented, the various characters
being assumed by members of the- lodge. The
tableaux produced under the supervision of
Mrs. A. W. Wood proved a very interesting
Stockton Lodge No. 25 will celebrate the an
niversary of the founding of the order on the
25th inst., on which occasion Grand Master
Workman Toohy, Grand Recorder Hirshberg
and Grand Receiver Booth will deliver ad
West End Lodge No. 175 of Alameda will
keep open house to-morrow evening, when ad
dresses will be delivered by a number of the
grand lodge ollieers.
(irank Master Workman Toohy will visit
Oliver Lodge No. 220 at Middletown, Lake
County, on the 28th inst., when a public meet
ing will be held.
Mount Hamilton Lodge No. 43, San Jose,
conferred the degrees on three candidates last
Eureka Valley Lodse No. 252, Alat No. 242,
Noe Valley No. 185, Yerba Buena No. 14 and
Golden Gate No. 8, each report the introduc
tion of new members.
During the current month the sum of
$32,000 has be«m paid out to benefloiaries ot
Past Grand Master Ward haa written an an
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