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WHAT IS NEW
ON
THE BOOKSHELVES
THE Rise of the Empire," by Walter
Besant, is the first of a series of
small books to be devoted to the
glorification of Britain as a whole.
Parts to follow are "The Story of
India." that of Australasia, of
South Africa, and of Canada.
Modern history made palatable, and ad
ministered in small doses, this book of
Besant's Is. There are probably 35,000
words in it. It is told in an unpretentious
Btyle, does full justice to the greatness of
England, and though not anxious to see
fault? In the British system, does not h§B-
Itate to point them out and mildly to con
demn them.
ant's pen picture of the average
Englishman is a very good one. "He is..
to begin with, more readily attracted by
things practical than by things theoreti
cal; he prefers a feat of arms to any in
tellectual achievement; he would rather
hear of things done than of things at
tempted; he worships success in every
thing, because success means battle and
victory; he is combative and aggressive;
he likes lighting as much as his ancestors.
• • • He is subject to restlessness, he
cannot be always sitting still; he will
throw up his situation and ■ go roaming
about the world; he likes trade, espe
cially trade across the seas, because it de
mands enterprise and courage— it ia a
great mistake t<' suppose that the love of
trade denotes a mean and money grub
pirit. He is profoundly religious,
but he will not endure the-domlnation of
priests: he is tender and chivalrous to
ward women. He demands' freedom of
!., freedom of thought, freedom of
faith. He insists on self-government as
. he enters Into combina-
I md associations with readiness, and
Is what is meaat by give and
take. He is not the most courteous per
son in the civilised world; he is well satis
fied with himself; * * * he is a strong,
I In arty animal."
What this strong, big and healthy ani
mal has done In th-.^ world Besant dwells
Upon with pride. His picture of the early
inhabitant of Britain and the circum
stances that led to his becoming the
strong, big and healthy animal Englisn
authors delight in is a good piece of work.
I I admits that England's dealings
with Ireland have not been entirely satis
"Have we absorbed the Irish
race? <;>>. ask the millions of Irishmen in
America what sort of extension of empire
is that where, after 600 years, the p
are so anxious t<> shake off the English
yoke as they were at the outset. • ♦ •
It is not my business to explain, or to de
fend, or to accuse in the matter of Ire
land. I would only remind you that, after
all these years, though the whole of the
empire, with all its countless offices, dis
tinctions, honors, chances of wealth, be
••■< the Irish as much as to ourselves.
though Irishmen are found in the highest
: though by their services 'and their
they know how to climb, and do
the country must still be
down by a garrison, anil the Irlsn in
America never cease abusing us, conspir
■ inst us. embittering. the Americans
• us."
It is not upon such .extensions as this
that England should pride herself.
The book is an excellent mental birds
eye view of the great English empire, and
• s with a strong plea for united fed
eration of the English-speaking states.
••I can see no boundary or limit to the
FRATERNAL NEWS
ORDER OF EASTERN STAR.
The district meeting last Tuesday night
in the hall of Ivy Chapter was a very
pleasant one, and- it was attended not
only by almost the entire membership but
by a great number from all the local
chapters and many from across the bay.
Mrs. Dell C. Savage, D. D., found herself
ushered into one of the most beautifully
decorated chapter halls she ever entered,'
for there was a profusion of the choicest
of flowers, and the patriotism of the
membership was made manifest in the
liberal display o* the American colors. As
an earnest of the desire to advance the
chapter and to show how well the of
ficers could perform the work of initia
tion, the membership presented for Initia
tion Mrs. W. J. Martin, Mr. and Mrs. S.
C Wallis, Mr. and Mrs. Donald McKay,
Mrs. Emma Hendry. Marion. Hill. Alma
yon Tillow. Otto Hall, and Edwin Reiser,
and the work of conferring the degree
\vu- performed in the perfect manner for
which this chapter, is noted, and It was
highly commended by the grand officers
and visitors, .'.mong the visitors were
Grand Patron Rowe. Past Grand Matron
Mrs Mary A. Flint. Grand Secretary Mrs
Wlllats. Worthy Matrons Mrs lllats of
Gate, Mrs. Wetjen of Harmony.
SrSwn O f Beulah. Mrs. Schnv dt of
Kine Solomon, Patrons Heichei ot n,ik
££l and Greenwood of Beulah •»>««>£
bast officers. During the evening the sub
-hall, where covers were
SSysHff&SS Soffit
£ort^l*tto? Charles L. Patton re-
II the assemblage »to ■■tag rtg *tar
makfrig'^abdominal 111 bandages and com-
Deputy Mrs. Dell C. Savage
was a dream of patriotic display and
flowers particularly in the east, where
therlwaS an Immense canopy formed of
two very large American flags falling
in graceful folds over the chairs of the
worthy matron and patron. The effect
-ivac, extremely pretty. The worK was
Exemplified after which there was a flow
of or', orv. and it was half-past 11 o'clock
before the meeting closed, and all pres
ent were Invited into the main hall,
where there was a repetition of the pa
triotic display of American colors only
a little more so. There was set a table
for the grand officers and officers of the
chapters, live tables in the form of a
star and then additional tables to ac
commodate the large number who attend
ed the meeting. Nearly two hundred oc
cupied seats to enjoy a fine collation that
.had been spread in the midst of flowers,
ferns and daintily arranged covers.
Among the visitors there were the worthy
Brand patron, Past Grand Matron Mrs.
Flint Grand Secretary Mrs. Wlllats,
Grand Esther Mrs. Helen May Patterson,
the matrons of all the local chapters;
Mrs Roberts, past matron of the Ban
Jo<*e Chapter; Past Grand Treasurer Mrs.
S I. Hubbard, and a great number of tbe
members of the local chapters and of
those in Oakland and Alameda.
ODD FELLOWSHIP.
A new Rebekah lodge was instituted at
Covena on the 20th inst. by Past Grand
President Miss Fannie Benjamin with ten
charter members. Thirty-two were ad
mitted by initiation. The instituting offl
cer was assisted in the work by members
of Heliotrope Rebekah Lodge of Po
mona.
A new subordinate lodge will be insti
tuted within the next two weeks at
Loreta.
A remarkable fact is that during the
past three months there have been but
very few suspensions in the order in this
jurisdiction. The various reports received
show that there is much activity in the
membership.
The Sovereign Grand Lodge will meet
In Boston. Mass., on the third Tuesday In
September.
Templar Lodge, which has been doing
remarkably well In the matter of taking.
power that will be possessed by such a
federation. • • ♦ It Is possible to hope
that the time Is nigh when the orator (in
the United* States) will cease to misrepre
sent us: when' the school books will cease
to teach the children perversions of our
history; when the greatness and glory of
the United States of America will not re-
"He leaned a little way to one
side and swore softly to the sea.
"Riding a lame sheep is bliss to
it."
quire, even on Independence day, to be In
flated with froth and gas about the wick
edness of Rrltain; when it will be under
stood that it is beneath the dignity of a
great power to rail at one equally great
• • when at last the great reconcilia
tion shall take place, and we may be
proud of each other, as we ought to be
and as we deserve to be."
The last sentence in the book Is one
that in itself is testimony of the kind of
history Besant aims to write: "The six
Anglo-Saxon nations are already, and will
always remain, republics."
IT doesn't make any difference what
Stephen Crane writes or how he
writes it. There'll be readers for his
books as long as they are marked by
that unique Cranelike quality of sur
prise. In Craneland It is. always the
unexpected that happens. When the au
thor begins a simile it's pure Joy to shut
your eyes and fancy what the end will be.
"The long revolvers in his hands were
as easy as—"
As what? Guess.
" — as straws."
•'The men rowed like — "
Like what?
"—seamstresses," of course.
In new members of late, will have an
other Initiation at its next mee.ng.
Tuesday. June 14, will be memorial day
in the order.
ANCIENT ORDER WORKMEN.
The following district deputies for San
Francisco have been named by Deputy
Grand Master Workman Danforth: Dis
trict 1-Bernal, Excelsior, Alta and Lib
erty lodges, William Hansen of Excelsior
Lodge; District 2-Bay View. Fairmount,
Eureka Valley and Crocker Lodges, J.
Van Alen of Croker Lodge; District 3-
Burns Memorial, Friendship and Tri
umph lodges, F. J. Maguire of Friend
ship Lodge; District 4-San Francisco.
Unity Spartan and Magnolia lodges • J.
Bowman of Magnolia Lodge; District 5-
Golden Gate Valley, Golden est ana
Prosperity lodges. M. J. Blackman of \ ai
lev Lodge; District 6-Harmony. Yerba
Buena Myrtle and Noe Valley lodges. A.
Wiemore of Yerba Buena Lodge. LMa
t ri« 7-Appolntment not yet announced;
District 8-Hercules, Washington. Rlcn
mond and Park lodges, R. Q. Nunan of
PGP G r rand O< Master Workman Bahrs attend
ed a large meeting of Santa Cruz Lodge
'^U^w^Varge attendance at the
meeting of Oak Leaf Lx.o-ge last week on
brate Its anniversary in the early part of
"rhe^odges of Sonoma County will plc
be instituted at that place June 1.
Gold Ridge Lodge gave an entertain
ment and bail at Sebastopol last Friday.
The grand master workman delivered an
el T?e e nexf iSn of the Supreme Lodge
will be held at Asbury Park N J.. June
•>1 Past Grand Master W. H. Barnes
will leave next Wednesday to attend, the
qes«lon of the Supreme Lodge. On the
wav there he will address a meeting in
Chicago to be held under the auspices of
the Fraternal Union, and-one at Milwau
kee to be held under the auspices of the
D past e Suifr| ( me r Master Workman J. G.
Past SurjUnie Master Workman J. G.
Tate has gone to the front with the regi
ment of the National Guard of which he
was for five years the chaplain.
Valley and Spartan Lodges have re
solved 'to pay the dues and assessments
of their members who have volunteered or
shall volunteer for the war.
THE NATIVE SONS.
It Is the intention of Grand President
Conley to increase the number of city
deputies from seven to eleven, and to
have them visit the parlors of the bay
counties and to make the bay county
deputies visit the local parlors.
Arrangements are being made for the
organisation of a new parlor in the Rlch-
m The annual picnic of the Sequoia Club,
composed of members of Sequoia Parlor,
has been postponed until the 12th of June.
The following additional donations to
the Red Cross fund have been announced:
Golden Gate Parlor, $25 from the general
fund and $35 from individual members;
library and reading room, $10, and Yerba
Buena Parlor, $25.
THE NATIVE DAUGHTERS.
On the evening of the 21st inst. the mem
bers of La Estrella Parlor gave an "at
home" In Sierra Hall, Native Sons' build
ing, to their friends, who responded In
large numbers to the invitations extend
ed, for all know that when they attend
these gatherings they are assured of a
pleasant evening's entertainment. There
was presented a short programme that
included "Remember the Maine," an
original song, to the air of "Then You 11
Remember Me," by Mrs. Lillian A. Car
lie- "The "Veteran," a recitation. Miss G.
Bello; "When the Snow Begins to Fall,"
vocal solo. Mrs. Margo; specialties by the
children artists, -. •aire PYx and Jack Rob
inson- "Come Back, My Love," vocal
solo, Miss l.andell; fancy dance in Japan
ese costume. Miss Turpin, and then a cake
walk by four members of the parlor, who
each concealed her identity behind a
black mask. So excellent was the action
of each that the judges divided the cake
among ther-. ahare and share alike. This
was followed by the serving of icecream
and cakes, and then a dance. Previous
to the "at home" the parlor was enter
tained with remarks by Mis? Kervan and
Miss Eliza D. Keith on behalf of the Red
doss Society received four applications
and elected Mrs. A. Aigeltinger and Emma
Thiorbaeh as delegates to the Grand
Parlor.
BUENA VISTA'S PATRIOTISM.
The entertainment that Is to be riven on
THE SA:N T FRANCISCO CAH, SUNDAY, MAY 29, 1898.
THE RISE OF THE EMPIRE.
FOUR DOGS.
MEIR EZOFOVICH.
ALWEWSKA.
THE OPEN BOAT.
"The ship swashed through the seas
as genially as—"
—"an old wooden clock.'
"He was aa astonished as—"
(This is a craniacal gem. fj ' — as if his
hat had turned into a dog." .„_. ,
You can appreciate the possibilities of
this last. It may be changed to read:
"She was as amazed as thougn her bonnet
had turned Into a cat; as though her skirt
had become an elephant"; in fact, all
through the Infinite combinations and
permutations of all articles of clothing :
and all species of .animals.
Successful writers are of three kinds—
Those who are bound by the ordinary
laws of literary civilization; those who
avail themselves of poetic license (and
pay for it in a higher degree of capacity);
and— Crane. He's in a class by himself.
And he stands first in it, unapproachable,
peerless. You may search through all
the flood of books that pour In a deluge
from the publishing houses, and nowhere
will you meet expressions like these.
"Riding a lame sheep is bliss to it.
—"and his knees turned to bread.
"From a dark corner of the room there
came the sound of two or three snores
twining together."
"He leaned a little way to one side and
swore softly into the sea.."
"They have no friends or other cred
ulous furniture."
"Was I brought here merely to have my
nose dragged away as 1 was about to mo- ;
ble the sacred cheese of life?" |
"Canton flannel gulls flew far and near.
"He yelled some sudden language at tne i
•■ . the ant of desire to-see-what-lt's- ,
like "
"A man could beat carpet with a voice ;
like that." . ,
Then there are the "blip and the |
"plop" constructions.
"A shot," Mr. Crane tells us, "whined
"Was I brought here merely to
have my nose dragged away as I
was about to nibble the sacred
cheese of life?"
softly into the air and blipped into the
sea." And later, "The Foundling plopped
and foundered." Here's an extract from
the new Crane grammar: Infinitive, to
blip. Present, blip; past, blipped or blop;
the evening of the Ist of June in Native
Sons 1 Hall in aid of the Red Cross fund
of the Native Daughters will be a very
patriotic one. There will be an address
by Mrs. Genevievf Baker, one of the most
eloquent and patriotic speakers in the or
der; a Hag drill by twenty ladies of the
parlor, patriotic songs, recitations and pa
triotic tableaux. As the entertainment is
in behalf of a cause that appeals to all
who are imbued with the spirit of patriot
ism and humanity, it will no doubt be well
patronized.
THE NATIONAL UNION.
Golden Gate Council at Its meeting last
Tuesday night received two applications.
There was read a circular from W. M.
Bayne, president of the senate, calling
particular attention to the fact that there
is nothing in the laws of the order, the
constitution or contracts of th* National
Union which might In any manner in
validate the beneficiary certificates of the
members who might die in the military
service of the United States. The council
will have several candidates to initiate
at its next meeting. After the routine
business there were short talks ami the
singing of patriotic songs by the member
ship.
FORESTERS OF* AMERICA.
Court Golden West was the first of the
local courts to give substantial aid to the
Red Cross Society. At its meeting last
week it donated to that organization the
sum of $10, and the hope was expressed
that each court would do at least as well
in aid of the good cause. At the same
meeting the court presented to Captain
Rethers of the corps of surgeons or the
First California Volunteers, who for some
time was the court's physician, a set of
engrossed resolutions in pamphlet form,
expressive of the court's high opinion of
him.
On Saturday, the 21st inst., Court Inter
Nos gave a social In the Social Hall of
the Alcazar, and there was present a
large number of the members of the
court, their friends and members of Inter
Nos Circle of the Companions of the For
est. There was a good programme of
dances and during the evening there was
introduced the midget reciter, Baby Lil
ian Doiliver, who, under the direction of
Miss M. F. Dreyfuss, her teacher, re
cited a selection in line style and then
danced a fancy dance. After that J. W.
Sparrow, past chief ranger, was pre
sented a certificate and beautiful em
blematic badge, and L. H. Wiggins, also
a past chief, was presented a certificate.
AH present were treated to a tine colla
tion in the banquet hall.
On the evening of th<? ]Oth inst. Court
Golden West gave a banquet to Jacob
Samuels, the grand chief ranger. There
were a number of the members present.
and during the evening the members of
the court presented their guest with a
beautiful set of diamond studs. Those
who responded to the toasts of the even
ing were the guest of honor, J. J. Cordy,
Hugo K. Asher, J. C. Heenan, F. Conk
lin, E. W. Levy, Sol Pelser, D. Cohan,
J. Caiman, Dr. M. Regensburger, D. A.
Sullivan, S. Waller. P. Gray, E. Behm. E.
S. Isaacs, G. W. Alexander, C. W. Stern
and J. H. Newbauer.
COURT SUTRO HEIGHTS.
The entertainment that was given last
Thursday night in Odd Fellows' Hall by
Court 6utro Heights of the Foresters of
America, the third by this court, was one
of the most pleasing of the kind that has
been offered by any of the fraternal or
ganizations of this city. All of the talent
was of the best, and the several numbers
were presented in a manner that elicited
well-deserved applause. Under the direc
tion of Leo Cooper there was presented a
farce entitled "A Pair of Lunatics," the
parts being taken by Reginald Travera
and Miss Vorg-ie Goodsell. Miss Cordle
Wetjen entertained with whistling solos
In birdlike notes that were most artistic
performances; Thomas Hickey gave a
recitation; .J- EL bunpson as n swell col
ored dude gave coon songs; Miss Moille
Brown gave a monologue, "The Window
Curtain," an admirable piece of acting;
Miss E. Ruth Cohen sang ballads; Miss
Pearl Noble gave a cornet solo, and for
nn encore played the bugle palls ana the
"Star-spangled Banner." "Henrietta," a
short comedy, In which Miss Etta Butler
and Louis Butler took part, closed the
programme. Miss Butler's rendition of
the part proved that she is a natural
born actress, and the audience did not
fail to recognize her merit. A grand ball
followed, and the choice programme was
greatly enjoyed by all. The committee
that got up the fine entertainment was:
I. Gross, L. N. Boukofsky, E. S. Harding,
E. N. Boukofsky and George K. Small.
COMPANIONS OF THE F. OF A.
The entertainment or picnic social given
by the convention of 198, Companions of
the Forest of America, in Alcazar Social
Hall on the evening of the 23d inst. was a
very pleasant affair, and all who attended
spent an enjoyable evening. There were
games, dancing and a cake walk, which
nrove.d one of the most amusing features
participle, blippeh or blap. The principal
parts of "plop" are the same.
Only once does Mr. Crane apologize for
his licentious use of words, and then,
strangely enough, it Is for a compara
"The Foundling steamed toward Cuba
with its crew in a sling, if one may be al
lowed to speak In that way.
Surely "one may be allowed ' a trifle
like this after he has blipped and plopped.
Nevertheless, axid in spite of It all,
whether the picture It paints be true or
not. "The Open Boat" is well worth read-
Ing. By degrees that—
" 'Billie:— Billie, will you spell me?
" 'Sure,' paid the oiler."
becomes fixed upon one's mental retina
till he can feel the utter exhaustion, the
horrible sense of exertion that pervades
this epic of effort. The book leaves you
with a sort of impressionist skelcn, drawn
with bold, quick strokes, of the peril of
the ? ea, and, however you may condemn
the means, you'll acknowledge the force
of the end and agree that when the wind
brought the sound of the great sea s voice
to the men on shore, they felt that they
could then be interpreters."
*•* • •
EVERY story written about the Jews
is bound to remind one of Zang
will. According to the degree in
which this re-semblance is marked
may be measured the ability of the
author. Not that it is necessary
to imitate the artist whose strength lies
In his treatment of Jewish history and
fiction to attain success; but that the field
has been so covered by the author of
"Dreamers of the Ghetto" as to almost
preclude the possibility of finding new
material.
"Heir Ezofovltch" Is not a new story.-
It is merely another phase of the Mes
siah movement Zangwill has shown us in
so many phases. An earthly Messiah la
Meir Ezofovltch. who dreams of leading
his people only to earthly peace and happi
ness and freedom of thought and of ac
tion. It's an old story, but- every orig
inal mind has power to renew the world s
interest In the old. This Polish author,
whose book Is translated by Iza » 0U J?»?'
has written a very interesting story. Ihe
characters are well drawn, and some
of them glow with life. The Rabbi Todros
might pose for intolerance and bigotry
and asceticism and unselfishness personi
fied of siuh contradictory yet thoroughly
human materials is he made. The great
family of the Ezofovitches is a fine pic
ture of the patriarchal old Israelite sur
rounded by all his descendants. There s
a pathetically artistic touch in the old
grandmother— despite the species of mi
racle in the last speech of the centena
rian when she reveals the hid
ing place of the writings of
Meir's great ancestor— in the beautiful
reverence paid to her and in her silence
broken only to murmur lovingly to her
favorite great-grandchild, the intellectual
heir of her husband and also of her ances
tor, the original great iconoclast. Excel
lent dramatic Incidents there are In this"
book, and capital situations, which would
fit it for the stage. The lovf story of Meir
and Golda Is a truly tragic idyl.
It depends upon how you read "Wa
lewska." If it is to be Judged a.-; grown
up literature, you're apt to smile at its
path. is and sigh at the funny picture Na
poleon presents as the villain still pursu
ing the Polish heroine. But if you know
that the author is a girl of eighteen
whose youthful chivalry has been stirred
by ths accounts of the beautiful Polish
woman whom Napoleon loved and who
desires to re-estublisn the fair fame of
the Countess YVaiewska. it may make you
look upon the book as the author herself
is likely to, in time to come— should she
develop the capacity she shows and over
come her delight In descriptions of per
sonal beauty, among other things— as a
crude but not unpromising beginning.
Llna Bartlett Ditson is a relative of that
Washington Bartlett who was once
Mayor of San Francisco. The book is
dedicated to Henry Clay Barnabee of the
Bostonians.
• • *
There's something sane and simple and
quietly old-fashioned about Tourgee"s
short stories, of which the first and long
est gives title to hiß latest book; a good,
of the- evening. J. W. Sparrow. H. Rup
ple, George Morrison and Jacob Label,
who were the Judges, were so undecided
as to the performance of two of the lady
walkers that it was a lons time before
they could reach a conclusion, and when
It was reached it was that each should
have < ne-nalf of the cake, which was do
nated by Mrs. L. Atwood, the president >>r
the convention. In one half there was
concealed a line «old ring, the gift or
Mrs. J. Wisbinan, and that was secured
by Miss Lulu Laederich, one of the win
ners. The other was Miss Annie Wold.
A number of gate prizes were distributed
and the affair reflected credit on the
committee, of which Dr. A. W. Atwood
was the chairman.
THE AMERICAN GUILD.
J. EL Grove of Watsonville Chapter
died in Miitiposa on the 21st inst. and his
remains were taken to Watsonville for
interment.
The chapters at Watsonville, Mill \ al
ley, Tomales and other places are re
ported as doing well.
San Francisco Chapter at Its meeting
last Wednesday night Initiated several
candidates, and there are several more
to go through the ceremony at the next
meeting.
KNIGHTS AND LADIES OF HONOR.
Aurora Lodge will tender a reception
to the grand offioen) on the evening of the
6th of June, to which ail members of the
order will be welcome.
Golden Rule Lodge has arranged for a
complimentary social to be given on the
evening of the 9th of June.
Last Tuesday Empire Lodge consol
idated with Pacific Lodge, and in the fu
ture the two will be known by the name
of the latter. This was done in the. pres
ence of a number of nvmbors of the or
<l ■ r and of the grand officers. Grand Pro
tector Mrs. i.. J. Wbeelock commended
the consolidation as a move in tne light
direction, and she said there was no
doubi in her mind that the increaseu
membership of the Faeiiic would instill
new life into the lodge and arouse the
members t<, reneweS activity. Grand Sec
ret;* ry H. VV. Quitzow followed in a very
interesting address and expressed the
opinion that the consolidation, which il
lustrated that in union there is strength,
would result in the upbuilding of tne
lodge-, which is part of, as ho said, "one
of the best „i' all fraternal orders." Mrs.
Francis Clodi, the retiring protector of
Empire Lodge, was, by the grand pro
tector, on behalf of the members of Em
pire Council, presented a line jewel ex
pressive- of their admiration of her. At
the close of the meeting all present were
treated to a fine luncheon at the Zink.md.
GARFIELD RELIEF CORPS.
There was a large attendance last Tues
day night in Seven Pines Hall, in the Al
cazar building, on the occasion of the
entertainment given by James A. GarM-ild
Relief Corps, under the direction of Mrs.
May J. Sowders president of the corjra,
Mrs. M. Van Horn. Mrs. Dora Wwklns,
Mrs. Caroline Dibloe, Mrs. Cathrine Gil
bert, Mrs. Blargaret Jones and Mrs. Eh'?.
The hall was tastefully decorated with p.i
trlOtic emblems, and the tire of patrio;.:.-m
that was kindled thirty-seven years ago
burned with us much brightness as it d.d
then. The programme included a vocal
solo by Miss Minnie Powell; recitation,
Mitton Long; mandolin selections. Miss
Minnie Hoffman; "The American Flag,"
recited by Miss Ada Gilbert; vocal solo,
Miss Addie Ehle; recitation. Dr. Craw
ford; Kong, Miss Hazel MacKenzie; piano
selections, Miss Louise Ehle, and vocal
solo. Miss M. Oakes. There were present
a number of the veterans of the Civil War
and also a number of the young volun
teers for the present war. The old gave
the young a hearty handshake and wished
them success in the defense of the flag
and the country's honor. After the pro
gramme there was a dance in the social
hall, and tae party, as it broke up, sang
a patriotic song.
GOLDEN GATE HIVE, L. O. T. M.
There was a large gathering of the
members and friends of Golden Gate Hive
of the Ladles of the Maccabees in St.
George's Hall last Thursday night, on the
occasion of the social and dance given by
that organization. Under the direction
of Lady Commander Mary E. B&lmond,
Past Commander Gertie Wastlor. Libby
Diel, Frankie Harris and Florence Avery
there was offered for the entertainment of
all a programme, the features of which
were piano .selections, Mrs. Jennings;
vocal solo, rendered with tine artistic ef
fect, by Mrs. George Leroi; violin solo,
Phoebe Gibson; cornet solo, I. M. Cog
gins; selections by the Mandolin Club, and
a patriotic address by Deputy Supreme
Lady Commander Mrs. Eudorla Moffit,
who has a son on the Baltimore. At the
close of the programme there was danc
ing and a collation was served.
WOODMEN OF THE WORLD.
At the meeting of Golden Camp No. 64
last Monday night twenty applications
were presented and referred to commit
attractive title, too. There's nothing ,
startling In the stories Tourgee has to i
tell, but they're wholesome and. though
not exciting, are interesting and well told.
"The Man Who Outlived Himself" is the
man who disappears from the world after
an unsuccessful business operation. His ,
own account of his awakening to his
identity years later in an insane asylum
and of the gradual growing back to men
tal health makes a good story
* * *
The peculiar thing about Laurence Hut
ton'e "Four Dogs" is that it's charming
to both the man who leads "a dog-less
lif." and to him whose days are over
flowingly dog-ful. Your anti-dog preju
dices melt away— at least for the time
while you listen to this easy, merry talk
about Whiskie. "w.io was so honest, so
ingenious and so square, who had the
sense of shame and the sense of honor,
and who came back from his encounter
with the cat "with a muttered curse" and
the sense of having made himself ridic
ulous. About Punch, whose love for the
world was so all embracing that "he was
as cordial to a bepgar as he would have
been to a King; and if thieves had come
to break through and steal. Punch, in his
unfailing hospitable amiability, would
have escorted them through the house
and shown them where the treasures
were kept." About Mop, who had the
same long, lithe body as his predecessor,
"the same, short legs (the forelegs shaped
like a capital S), th<> same short tail, the
sumo hair dragging the ground, the same
beautiful head, the same wistful, expres
sive eye, the same cool, insinuating nose"
and who soothed the feelings of the dog
bereft boy by "the longed-for touch of a
vanished "paw, the lick of a tongue that
was still/ And then about Roy. who
looks like Thomas Carlyle and "Profes
sor John Weir declares that his body is
all out of drawing."
There isn't a cleverer word picture, a
better acquaintance and a purer philoso
phy shown in the biographies of four of
the world's greatest men than In the story
of these dogs. Isn't it well that there
aren't old letters, old friends, and old
frumps, to rise up and contradict their
biographer?
Hutton's own childhood's biography of
a boy, who was "not a very good boy, or
a very bad boy, or a very bright boy. or
an unusual boy in any way— but just a
boy," is one of those boy stories like Tom
Sawyer and Sentimental Tommy— bound
to be read and loved and cherished by
boys of all ages and both sexes.
*****
The Scribners are about to round out
their series of "Stories by American
Authors" and "Stories by English Au
thors" with a similar set of ten volumes
devoted to continental writers. "Stories
by Foreign Authors" will consist of ten
"Rlding a lame sheep is a bliss to
it. 11
volumes devoted to the masterpieces of
short-Ftory writing from modern Euro
pean authors. They will be divided, as
follows: Thn" 1 French volumes, two Ger
man, one Spanish, one Russian, one Scan
dinavian, one Italian and one miscellane
' tees. There were nominations for camp
officers and thirty-two candlidates were
j named for the office of representatives to
: the district convention to be held June
(5. At 9 o'clock the committee on enter
tainment took charge and an enjoyable
programme was presented to the members
: and 150 visitor? from the several ramps in
'• this city and Alarm-da County. There was
j orchestral music by Prof. Charles Welsel's
' band; "The Dandy Fifth." recited by W.
I.. Currier; tenor solo, J. H. Desmond,
; and selections by J. C. Flood. J. C. O'Dnn
' nell, F. A. Griffins; and S. J. Daly, corn-
I posing the Columbia quartet. An hour
! later all present, numbering about 500, left
; the hall in the upper part of the Native
Sons' building and went to th<' banquet
hall in the basement, where a fine colla-
Uon was served. During the evening
the orchestra played patriotic air* and
i there were thrcr—siinute speeches by I.
I. Bnak, head manager; Lieutenant Dal
' tenberg, Colorado Regiment of Volun
teers; Dr. G. W. Daywalt, John W. Lewis,
W. L. Schell. W. N. Browni, W. W. Brack
ett. .T. L. Geary Jr., M. B. De Roco, James
Petty, M. B. Estes and D. Oliver Jr.,
clerk of the camp. There was manifested
, a greal deal of enthusiasm and much pa
triotism was displayed. There were pres
! ent twelve members of the order who
wore the uniform of Uncle Sam. and at
one time, during the singing of the "Red,
White and Blue," one of the guests arose
and waved a small silk American flag,
keeping time with the music. As he did
so' the twelve soldiers arose and tainted
the flag, showing that they do not forget
the colors when displayed. The commit
tee on entertainment wns highly com
mended for what It presented.
« — -
COMPANIONS OF THE FOREST.
On the evening of the 21st inst. Sher
wood Circle had a social, at which there
was a large attendance and a very pleas
ant time was had by all participants.
Last Monday the supreme chief com
panion, the grand right and left guide
and the grand inside guardian paid a fra
ternal visit to Pride of the Forest Circle
in Oakland and were well pleased with
the reception they received.
On Tuesday night Mrs. F. N, Morrow,
supreme grand secretary, and the grand
left guide and inside sentinel paid a visit
to Washington Circle, of which Mrs. Min
nie Asher, P. G. C. C. is a member. It
being- the silver anniversary of the wed
ding of Mrs. Ashor the visitors and the
members of the circle were made her
guests after the close of the meeting.
Supreme Grand Chief Companion Mrs.
Beverson and Mrs. Morrow, S. G. S., vis
ited Liberty Circle on last Wednesday
and were delighted with the manner in
which the circle transacted its business.
The Past Chiefs' Association has in
creased its membership since the ad
journment of the Grand Circle.
A list of official visitations is being pre
pared.
THE DRI'IDS.
Grand Secretary Graves returned last
Tuesday, after a two weeks 1 visit in the
southern part of the State filling ap
pointments which J. H. Goller, N. G. A.,
was unable to keep on account of illness.'
He visited Salinas Grove and installed
the officers, after which there was a ban
quet, at which thore were a number of
ladies. He then visited Mission Grove at
San Luis Obispo, in company with mem
bera from Cayucos and Guadaloupe
Groves, and the visitors wore well enter
tained. He then visited Guadaloupe Grove
and installed its officers and then re
turned to San Luis Obispo, and from
there drove twenty-five miles to Cayueos
to visit the grove there to initiate a can
didate and make th«> official visit He
then visited Morton, Mazzlnl and Los An
geles Groves in joint session; then he vis
ited Sumner Grove and performed the
work of initiation. On the 19th inst he
was joined by the noble grand arch at
Merced and the grove there was visited
There was a good meeting and the third
degree was conferred on four candidates
At all places the grand secretary was cor
dially welcomed and shown every cour-
Reports from all parts of the State show
an increase in the order.
IMPROVED ORDER OF RED MEN.
A new tribe was recently instituted at
St. Helena by Great Chief of Records
Burgman, Great Junior Sagamore Col
lins and a team from Otonka Tribe.
It is called Mayacamaa Tribe No. <)7
There were thirty-eight charter members,
of which twenty-seven were adopted on
the night of institution. Dr. Samuel Mc-
Curdy is the sachem and Frank Mixon
chief of records.
Deputy Herbert H. Cole has presented
a box of fine tomahawks as a prize to
be competed for by the several councils
of the degree of Pocahontas.
A number of members of the order who
come from the Northwest are in the regi
ment iii.ni thai section <>t the county,
and there are also a number who are at
tached to the Eleventh United States
regulars who have gone to the front.
Many of the Fourteenth Infantry reg
ulars are members of Kumtux Tribe.
A great deal of interest is felt in the
ous — Polish, Greek, Belgian and Hun
garian. The contents of the first and sec
ond volumes are "The Siege of Berlin,"
One of the most interesting restaurants
of London is the Cafe Paganini. It holds
about the same position in the art and
letters of the British metropolis that the
Chat .Nolr held in Paris. The walls of
the place are decorated with the auto
graphs of the famous artists and others
who have dined there. Paderewski, Sara
sate, Mascagni, Mile. Chaminade and
MHba. Among the habitues are Henry
James, Val Prinsep, Daumier and Phil
May, the English Caron d'Ache. The
place is noted for its spaghetti and Ital
ian wines and good music.
"When first this piece of news is read,
Which Literature diffuses,
The reader his remark thereon
With difficulty chooses;
Ought he to 'Happy Standard!' cry^
Or moan 'Alas! poor Muses?' "
by Alphonse Daudet: "The Juggler of
Notre Dame," by Anatole France; "Uncle
and Nephew," by Edmond About; "An-
"A man could beat a carpet with
a voice like that."
other Gambli-r," by Paul Bourget; The
Necklace" b/ Guy de Maupassant; me
Black Pearl," by Victorien Sardou; "The
Substitute." by Francois Coppee; "The
Attack on th* Mill," by Emile Zola; "The
Virgin's Godchild." by Emile Souvestre;
"The Sempstress' Story." by Gustave
Droz; "The Venus of Ille," by Prosper
Merimee.
"Let him who is not Interested In brawl
and battle," says the author of "Four for
a Fortune," "In the smell of the sea, in
treasure hunting and the staking of hu
man life for gold; in treachery and hate;
in perseverance ami daring— let him, I
say put this book aside."
Which is good advice, for this is a good,
strong story of its kind: the kind that one
swallows at a single reading, and forgets
pleasantly forever after.
Fifteen works on Cuba have b^en issued
recently. Among them are Richard Hard
ing Davis' "A Year From a Reporter's
Is'ut"' Book," "Marching With Gomez," by
Grover Flint, and "Facts and Fakes
About Cuba," by George Bronson Rea.
Two popular weeklies of Scotland in
stituted a literary competition in which
the competitors were asked to name the
greatest six living authors. Those who
know Scotch loyalty will not be sur
celebration by the order on next Fourth
of July In this city. The great chief of
records has asked for 100 volunteers for
mounted service for that day. These will
bo furnished with appropriate costumes.
The committee of arrangements has de
cided on three floats — one to represent
t hi Northern Indians, another the South
ern and the third the hunter's period.
B'NE B'RITH.
The committee on entertainment of the
Constitution Grand Ixidge, that is to meet
in this city in June, 1900, held a special
meeting last Monday and increased itself
by adding five ex-presidents. It appeared
that while the lodges have responded to
the call for a fund to entertain the high
est body of the order, there is still — out
side of what there is in sight—consider
able needed, and to the end of securing
the necessary amount the committee will
arrange a series of first-class entertain
A
HOW TO MAKE WHIST MORE POPULAR.
When a whist club or association of whist
clubs make up their minds to hold a whist
tournament or contest, the first thing that
should be done is to study how to make the
meeting the most enjoyable and satisfactory
to those who take part in the play. Try to
please find do justice to every one; how can
this best be done? It is very simple. First,
you should have a detailed plan of whist play
arranged from start to finish for each and j
every contest you intend to hold. To avoid j
an endless amount of trouble and delay, it is
necessary for the one in charge to have at his
finger ends or in his vest pocket what we
call elastic schedules for both pair and teams
of four play, to accommodate any number of
entries under all methods or systems of match
play that you have on your programme; then
state to the players how it is to be con
ducted—the number of deals you intend to play,
and how It is to be finished, if on a different
plun from the beginning; also how the scoring
is to be done, and who is going to do It — how
the winners are to be decided, and carry out
your plans to the end, never changing them
unless you are obliged to, and then only with
the consent of tl>.^ players. Have everything
SO simple and plain that every one taking part
in the games will thoroughly understand it.
The- umpire selected to lake charge of a
match should never undertake to conduct one
on any new system that he Is not entirely fa
miliar with and of r.U things he should never
phiy in a contest that he is conducting, nor
should be allow post-morteming of deals after
they are played at one table, and have to b*
moved for play to another. Absolute silence
should be preserved during play. No com
parison of seres with players at another table
should be allowed under penalty of immediate
expulsion from the match. The score slips
should be taken up as the game progresses,
after each round, and tabulated. There is no
system or method Of play that we know of that
will not permit of this being done.
The result of each sitting, match or frac
tion of a match, should be announced as quick
ly as pof&lble. It only requires a few min
utes alter the contest is over-half an hour
is plenty of time for the largest kind of a
match. The score is not properly kept if tt
cannot be proven; like a trial balance, it must
come out right, and this proving the score.
should always be done before announcing the
result.
The tabulated scores, as well as the score
slips for each deal, are the property of the
players who take part in the contests, and
should be treated as such; they belong to no
one else, that is. they should newr be put out
of sight for a moment: they should be a»
free to he examine any time after a match
by all the participants, as the deals Just played
are. A bulletin board should always bf
provided, and this board is the proper
place for the official scores to be post
ed, and when once posted there, the scores
should remain until th» tournament ends, bar
ring the time that might be used in *a.klng a
copy. It is an excellent idea to take carbon
copies when tabulating.
Every lady <<r gentleman who enters a whist
contest should have his or her rights fully pro
tected by tlit umpire or person In charge. By
doing this, and there is no reason why it should
not be done in every Instance, many of the
whist contests that we have seen, to.ken part
in and heard of. would have b.e.i mv.l. more
popular, sort of family reunions. Instead of
scrapping matches.
A. W. L. SYSTEM OF WHIST PLAY.
The American Whist League at its next an
nual meeting will, no doubt, agitate the ques
tion of formulating a system of play to be
known as the standard game or the league sys
tem. While that groat exponent of the noble
game, Mr. Milton C. Work, was here a few
;igo, we asked him this question:
'•Do you think the American Whist League
should recommend a system uf play to guide Its
VhlSi chi!i!n u'."' . . „ .'
Answer— Most emphatically, ye». I believe
that such action on the part of the league
would simplify matters to a very great extent.
For example, there are to-day a large number
of recognized system?, all of which have some
advantages and some disadvantages. When
' prised to learn that a fair percentage of
i the six claim Scotland as their country.
First, James Barrie; next, Miss Annie
' M Swan. Then come Hall Came, Conan
'■ Doyle, Walter Besant and lan MacLaren.
The following lists contain the best
i selling books of the day. in the order of
the selling qualities, as noted in the lead
: ing bonk stores in the cities named:
Philadelphia:
"Quo Vadis," by Henryk Sienkiewicz.
"Hugh Wynne." by S. Weir Mitchell.
"Alfred Lord Tennyson," by his son.
"The Story of an Untold Love," by
Paul Leicester Ford.
"The Jessamy Bride," by F. Frankfort
Moore.
"Corleone," by F. Marion Crawford,
"The Gadfly," by E. L. Voynich.
"Captains Courageous," Dy Rudyard
Kipling.
New York:
"Quo Vadis," by Henryk Sienkiewicz.
"The Choir Invisible," by James Lane
Allen.
"Hugh "Wynne," by S. Weir Mitchell.
"Captains Courageous," by Rudyard
i Kipling.
"The Gadfly," by E. L. Vqynich.
"The Honorable Peter Sterling," by
Paul Leicester Ford.
"Corleone," by. F. Marion Crawford.
Boston-:
"Quo Vadis." by Henrvk Sienkiewicz.
"St. Iv-es." by Robert Louis .Stevenson.
"Farthest North," by Fridtipf Xansen.
"Hugh Wynne," by S. Weir Mitchell.
"Andronike," by Stephanos T. Xenos.
"Gondola Days," by F. Hopklnson
Smith.
It is worthy of note that "Quo Vadis"
continues the best selling book on the
market, and that Hall Calne's "The
Christian," which had a large sale when
published last year, is not in the lists.
C. D. Gibson is making for Scribner's
Magaaine a series of drawings under the
general title of "A New York. Day." He
■will undertake to represent therein the
typical scenes of a typical twenty-four
hours in that city. The June number will
contain his ob3ervations of the life of the
worker and of the leisure person during
the morning hours. They include scenes
on the ferries, on the elevated roads and
In clubs and homes.
The announcement made last week that
Mr. W. D. Howells will contribute a se
ries of letters to literature will be taken
as an Indication that the management has
decided to consult the tastes of readers
on this side of the Atlantic, in devoting
more space thaan formerly to American
books and American literary topics.
At a late reception at tha French
Academy the speech of the day was de
livered by the Comte d'Haussonvile. It
contained an unfriendly reference to
Zola's "Debacle," which was tumultuous
ly applauded.
BOOKS RECEIVED.
"The Open Boat and Other Stories" — Stephen
Crane. Doubleday & MeClure, publishers
Price, $L
"A Boy I Knew and Four Dogs" — Laurence
Hutton. Harper & Brothers.
"Four for a Fortune"— Albert Lee, J. S
Ogrilvie. Price, Jl 26.
"The Man Who Outlived Himself— Albion
W. Tourgee. Fords, Howard & Hurlbert, pub
lishers. Price, 75 cents.
"Walewska, a Tale of the First Empire" —
Lina Hartlett Ditson. F. Tennyson N'ealy,
put. Usher.
"The Rise of the Empire"— Walter Besant.
M. F. Mansfield, publisher. New York. Price.
50 cents.
"Melr Ezofovitch"— From the Polish of Eliza
Orzeszko. For sale by William Doxey. Price,
$1 60.
"Hassan, a Fellah"— Henry Gillman. Little.
Brown & Co., Boston.
"Aunt Elvira Abroad"— William Burt Har
low. J. P. Ogilvie, publisher.
"Christ In the Daily Meal"— Norman Fox.
Fords, Howard & Hurlbert, publishers.
"Advanced Rules"— Henrietta Shattuck. Lea
& Shepard. Price, 50 cents.
"Brockenbourne"— Virginia Frazer Boyle. Kir
sale by Poxey. Price, $1 60.
"Ppcline and Fall of the Roman Empire" —
Gibbon. For sale by William Doxey. Price,
$2 a volume.
"Two Prisoners" — Thomas Nelson Page. R.
H. Russel. publisher.
"Coal Catechism"— William Jasper Nicolls.
J. B. Llpplncott Company. Price, $1 50.
"The Earnest Communicant"— Most Rev.
Ashton Oxenden. For sale by Doxey. Price,
35 cents.
! ments, at which only the best talent ob
; tamable will participate.
The grand president paid an official vis
it to < >phir Lodep last Wednesday, and the
large membership and visitors greeted
him cordially. There were a numb, r of
short talks, and the evening passed off in
a pleasant manner.
Encouraging reports from all parts nf
the jurisdiction are being: received at the
office of the grand secretary.
K NIGHTS OF PYTHIAS.
Unity Lodge of the Knights of Pythias
had a very pleasant social In Crystal
Hall, Pythian Castle, last Thursday night,
which was attended by a large number of
the members and their lady relatives and
friends, and there were also a good num
ber of the friends of the membership. A
well selected programme of dances was
presented by S. W. Gates, W. T. Lansfield
and J. L. Brown, the committee of ar
rangements.
two league teams meet they are both anxious
thru the other should understand Its system of
play, but it sometimes takes considerable time
to enter into an explanation, and there are also
occasions when either by reason of the fact
thnt It la presumed the adversary knows all
about it. or ("mm Inadvertence, the fullest and
most satisfactory explanation may not be
given If the league recognized a system to be
called either the league system or the Ameri
can system it would be very simple when two
teams met for each to explain to the other in
what respects, if any. the system that it fol
lowed differed from the standard adopted by the
league. This would not in any way curtail
originality, which should be encouraged rather
than frowned upon, but It would make it much
more easy for strangers meeting to understand
each other's systems and ldeaa.
A LAUGHABLE WHIST SITUATION.
One evening when Washington Irving. Kver
ett and Bancroft were chatting over dlplomatio
reminiscences. Everett told Mow he and ths
Neapolitan ambassador had been presented to
hfr Majesty Queen Victoria. Lord Melbourne
'intimated that they would be expected to Jr>lo
in a game of whist with the Duchess of Kent.
"I play but a very poor game myself," said
Melbourne; "in fact. I scarcely understand it."
"And I," said the Neapolitan to Everett, "am
a very bad player, and should I happen to ba
your partner, I invoke your forbearance In ad
vance," to which the American envoy replied
that he knew very little of the game himself.
"Here." said Everett, in relating it. "were
i three dignified persons, clad in gorgeous attire,
solemnly going to play a gam.^ they Imperfectly
! understood, and for which none of them cared
a straw." Upon reaching the duchess' apart
ments the ambassador* were formally pre
sented, and then at her Invitation sat down to
play. As soon as the cards were dealt a lady
in-waiting placed herself at the back of the
duchess and the latter said: "Tour excellencies
will excuse me If I rely on the advice of my
friend here, for I must confess that I am really
a very poor player." This was too much for
Everett's gravity, and it was only with tha
greatest effort • that he could refrain from,
laughing aloud at the ludicrous formality of the
; situation. — Detroit Free Press.
THE AMERICAN WHIST PLAYER.
This is the name of a new monthly magazine
that will soon be issued from Boston, with
Lander M. FSouve. the well-known whist au
thority and expert, as editor. The series if
whist articles that have appeared weekly in
the Boston Transcript were fiom his pen, and
are second to none in this country-
The whist players of California and the en
tire Pacific Coast have known Vr. Bouve in
the whist world for several years, and will be
glad to welcome him to his new whist home.
WHISTLETS.
Whist for -May comes a little late this
month, but it is full of interesting whist top
ics. The front page has a beautiful portrait
of Mrs. Joseph K. Hawley, wife of Senator
Hawley of Washington, D. C, the newly
elected president of the Woman's Whist
League. John T. Mitchell, father of duplicato
whist, writes a very interesting: article on
••A I>-ague System of Whist Play" that every
lover of the game should read. E. C. • Howell
tli-- -short suit" champion, furnishes his solu-
Uon of the Howell method problem of com
puting the Kom In pair matches. Hon
George L. Bonn gives some good whist t»<»
sons in bin "Whist Catechism." In fact Whist
for. May is a special number devoted' to tha
Woman's Whist Congress. Among, other good
thln.es It has performed a wonderful cmount of
labor Mn tabulating the scores for the entire
Mrs. Margaretta WetherPll Wallace whist
editor of th« New York Post. vi JS Mrs Hw- '
ley. the new teacw pn*ident, is a woman of k
exceptional executive ability, and under her I
Won^L C l!e r P X a!CtS a bappy future for the
\> oman s I^ea^'ie.
Ceorge E. Bates, ex-president of the San
Francisco Whist. Club, says the Rldeout tro
phy is getting dusty, -and it 1b quite, time that
come ■of the whist clubs challenged for It.
Whafa.the matter with Sacramento'

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