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The members of the; Coneordla Club
celebrated' the 'dawn of the twentieth cen
tury wlth^ a Igrrand /entertainment nnd a.
ball, .which- wns attended -.by ; the; elite of
Jewish circles. In this city. g| ¦'/¦''
The ppaclousr clubhouse on Van Ness
avenue ,waa % gorgeously decorated ;; with
overgxeens,' flags and rosea, which made a'
fitting setting .. to T the costly gowns of . this'
ladles who .attended. :
'¦'¦i The principal ;' part i of the - celebration
Members Present an Entertain
- - Ing Burlesque and- En jap a
¦'Bflnauet and Dance,
tJBiftn iff mw^vm!ipmSY^" l vrrr^riff^
courage, honesty, common sense and a
knowledge of duty alike to himself and
to others."
Letters were also read from General O.
O. Howard. General E. Otla, General Leo
Raussler. Camille Flammarion. Ian Mac-
Laren, William T. Stead. Hall Calne, Wil
liam Jennings Bryan, Samuel It. ¦ Gallo
way, Governor Stone of Pennsylvania,
Governor Kussell of North Carolina, Gov
ernor Lee of South Dakota, Speaker Hen
derson of the House of Representatives..
Senator Morgan of Alabama, Senator
Sewell of New Jersey, Senator Galllnger.
Senator Turner and many others promi
nently known In the world.
As the clock struck the hour of midnight
and heralded the birth of the new cen
tury the entire audience arose and to the
strains of "America" played by the artil
lery band Joined In slnglnjr the national
air. • ,
The ladles and gentlemen then congrat
ulated each other, and after prayer had
been offered up by Rev. Dr. Hemphlll the
large audience dispersed.
The King and Queen of Greece, through
their Minister at Washington, wrote as
follows: "May the* dawning; century be
one of peace on earth and good will
among nations. But;lf. humanity, should
again be afflicted by the horrors of war,
may God in his mercy 'protect and
strengthen, as hitherto, the Red Cross
Society in Its work of love toward heal
ing the wounds and softening the * pain
caused by war." .. -
General Joseph Wheeler wrote as fol
lows: "I" am very, glad .you are .using
your best efforts to extend the influence
of the Red Cross. It is hard • for me to
express to you the great good that your
organization is doing."
Governor. Roosevelt, Vice President
elect, wrote In •» the r following strain:
"During this century, we have, on a whole,*
moved upward; I hope- we shall continue
so to move.*' but whether we do or- not 1
will ultimately depend upon whether on
the average the Individual • -man shows
Mark Twain cent the following charac
teristic greeting: "I bring you the state
ly matron named Christendom, returning
bedraggled, besmirched and dishonored
from pirate raids In Klaochau, Manchu
ria. South Africa and . i the Philippines,
with her bouI full of meanness, her pocket
full of boodle and her mouth full of pious
hypocrisies. Give her soap and a towel,
but hide the looking-glass/'
Sir Henry Irving wrote as follows: "I
have the deepest sympathy with the ob
jects of the American Red Cross Society,
and I Join with you in the hope that the
new century, which will soon dawn upon
us, will be laden with more blessings of
peace that the whole* world craves."
Lord Roberts, under date of November
9 writing from Johannesburg. South Af
rica, says: "The present century has
brought with it many discoveries Which
have done much to alleviate the miseries
of suffering humanity. I pray that the
coming century may be equally produc
tive of a further progress In matters that
conduce to the health, happiness and well
being of all people."
These words of Kngland's great soldier
struck a responsive chord in the hearts
of all who heard the message last night,
and it was greeted with round upon round
of applause.
Band played a number of patriotic airs
during the evening. Camille d'Arvllle-
Crellin sang a number of songs, and the
choirlstefs of the Mission Good Samari
tan rendered carols and hymns. Tho
musical portion of the programme in
cluded Hother Wismer, Miss Marie Wil
son. Mrs. Arnold. Mr. Young, Mrs. Wal
ter Fonda and Miss Moroney.
The various speakers of the evening
dwelt upon the wonderful developments
of the dying century and hoped that the
twentieth century would see ptlll greater
advancements. Mayor Phelan made a
stirring address, eulogizing the noble
work of the Red Ctoss Society, and his
words were rewarded with hearty ap
The Mayor drew attention to a small
model of tho monument which Is to be
erected In this city in the near future,
commemorating the work of the Red
Cross Society. The model was displayed
on the stage and Is the work of Rupert
Schmidt, the local sculptor. The design
is an emblematic, one, typifying the work
of the xved Cross Society.
During the evening a number of tele
grams and letters were read, the senders
being prominent In the world's affairs.
These messages of greeting were sent to
Miss Clara Barton, the head of the Red
Cross Society, and at the various meet
ings of the society throughout the coun
try were read last night. The telegrams
apd letters were read by Rabbi Voorsang
er. Rev. Mr. Leavitt and Rev. Mr. Tur
ner, and were received in every Instance
with continued applause.
President McKinley wrote as follows:
"I send cordial greetings to the American
Xatlonal Red Cross on Its auspicious en
trance upon enlarged fields of usefulness
with the new century."
! The nineteenth annual Hogmanay -sup
•*per. and dance of the San Francisco Scot
tish Thistle Club came off at Shiels. build
ing. 32 O'Fnrrell street, last night.
Brawny lads In kilts blowing bagpipe ran
pic led the grand march at 8:30 around the
floor of the large hall, after which danc
ing was kept up until: 11 o'clock.; when
couples strung out; and headed for the
banquet hall, upstairs.^
After the disposition of -the good things
; prepared for ..the occasion, and when the
i .... - utt'.in > Av«H' maue to ilislouK'" tht*i •¦
rorku, UiiiKts were drunk and responded
to. "The I»rc8l(lcnt of the 5 UnIted States"
riimo flriit, and then "Que«n Victoria."'
-"The T*nnd of ;Otir Adoption." "Oor Air
CountrW "Our: Sister Socjetles," ''Hog
mnnny." -"The Press" and,. last but no'
h-nnt. "Th« Ladles." ;
¦¦* All hands Joined In singlngr-the good olr"
Hogrnnnay noug-r- @&«ftf££|»££l
nixe up. Kuld wife, an'sbak your rea.thern. "
l>lnna think that we are beggars;
i '•¦ •We'r* but balms' come oot tae play,
nine up and jcle'n oor hogmanay.
¦ « GoM'nlcht,';an':Joy,.hewlVyoU'*y ¦
The" entertainment was under the man-,
agement of the following. named:
John Robs, Alex. Strang, ) George .W. Pater
___-___H-H_HI_8--__&ShBB^^ > ' " ¦ .'
Pipers and Manu Toasls
Drank at Banauet.
Grand March Headed bu kprvv
was the presentation by club members of
a parody on "The Only Way." which was
entitled '"rtie Other Way." The members
«nd their guests assembled in the ball- j
loom, one end of which was fitted up as
a stage. The musical burlesque was cred
itably presented nnd did great credit to
all who took part in It. If the club
should ever decide to send tho "com
pany" on the road It would be sure to at
tract crowded houses. For two hours the
tuirllence laughed heartily at the Jokes,
songs, dances and situations, and "The
Other Way" was voted by all a complete
Those who took part In It were: Milton
Bremer_J. E. Beln, M. S. Alexander. S.
L£ Jacoui. Morris Sldeman. Max TCosh
land. Julius Cahn. Irving Jacobl. Clarence
AVnterman, Le Roy Schleslnger, Phil
Bush, Sidney Lippitt, Herbert Waterman,
S. B. TIaber. Lee Clayburgh. M. S. Laz
ard. K. D. Bachman. Karl Welbach. Sam
Jacoby. H. G. Sheltfeman, Albert Cerkel,
Andre Levy. AValter Levy, Sidney Acker
man, D. Elsenbaeh, J- Triest. The bur
leFque was written and staged by local
professionals nnd the handling of the
r 'mob scene" was as realistic as th<» one
shown by Henry Miller.
After the presentation of the burlesque
the members and their friends sat down
to an elaborate banquet In the supper
room. As the, clock struck the hour of
midnight, telling of the end of the nine
teenth century and the birth of the twen
tieth century, all the guests rose to their
feet and In bumpers of wine drank to the
new era. A beautiful Illusion was dis
closed to view on a small staare set In a
corner of the supper-room. Master Nor
man Phillips, drrssed as Father Time,
was seen on a bicycle riding toward a
r-cst marked 1900. As the clock sounded
the last stroke of midnight the scene was
changer! to a country road, on which , a
young girl In an automobile was starting
out for thejtwentieth century post.
A ball followed the supper. Professor
Rosner of the Orpheum supplied the
dance music, that for the burlesque being
furnished by. Professor Leo Brook.
The ladles who are prominently identi
fied with the Red Cross Society were
peated'on the platform: Mayor Phelan,
Colonel Rawles, commandant of the Pre
sidio, Colonel Girard of the Presidio Hos
pital, Rabbi Voorsanger, . Rev. George
Adams, Rev.'- B. • Leavltt. Rev. Mr.*
Turner, Rev. John HemphlH* and others
also being present. The Third Artillery
All elapses and creeds were represented
last evening at the watch meeting held
by the Red Cross Society at Golden Gate
Hall, €25 Butter street, and on the broad
platform of humanity all present Joined.
T.he entertainment provided was # for the
benefit of the funds of the Red" Cross
Society and the vast hall was crowded
in every part.. The hall was decorated
with American flags and the' white ban
ner with the red cross was in evidence
everywhere. Blazing in red electric light
over the stage the emblem of the society
shone forth and carried conviction to
the hearts of th<» audience of the. noble
work It represented.
ties Read at Superb En
tertainment, «
/ ¦ ______
Messages From World's Celebri-
ebrating in their own peculiar, original
way the departure of one century and the
admit of another. When darkness came
people hastened from all parts 'of the city
to Market street. Armed with horns,
lattles, trumpets, noise-provoking Instru
ments in all their variety, men, women
and children left their homes and flocked
to the main thoroughfares of the city.
On Market Btreet, in one great, swaying,
noisy, gooJ- humored mass of hu
manity, they met. Some were in mas
queradp. in grotesque, odd costumes. In
the fantastic livery which told that for
one night «t lea«t they intended to forget
the Eeriou.T.esy of life and treat it as a
Boys, bubbling with fun. marched the
street?, yelling, shouting, cheering, beat
ing improvised tomtoms, blowing horns,
swinging ratties, exploding bombs and
wishing to every one in their path a hap
py New Year. Girls, flushed with excite
ment, exhilarated by the myriad, happy.
Jolly faces that greeted them, elb.owed
their way along the streets, pre-empted
the wagon waye. gave noisy greeting to
friend and Ptrangerand accepted in lauj»h
i:iK good nature the ear-splitting replies
to their caiutations.
fitald men of affairs passed -along the
streets blowing horns with all the se
riousness of an affair of state. Gray
haired women played the pranks of their
grandchildren and laughingly received the
showers of flour which followed their
greetings, noisy, startling and indiscrim
inate. San Francisco had forgotten its
classes and castes, and in one homoge
neous whole was taking a night off.
And at midnight— at the moment when
one century and its thoughts passed into
history, and another with its hopes was
born— pandemonium reigned. From the
ships in the harbor, from the factories
and the Bhops, came the deep-toned blasts
of whistles. Bells were clanging and' there
wa« the roar and rumble and bewildering
confusion of countless sounds. With one
impulse the crowds in the streets stopped,
greetings and good-wishes were exchanged
and for a moment at least there were no
distinctions of class or position In San
While thousands of merry-makers, mas
queraders, boys, girls, men and women,
thronged the streets other thousands
crowded the sanctuaries and meeting
houses of the city. In churches devotees
saw the old century go and the new one
come. With prayer, invocation and sa
cred music the night was passed. Socie
ties, clubs and associations kept the
watch of the night and in re r velry and
good fellowship and good cheer celebrated
a night exceptional in Its Bentlment. Per
haps in the history of San Francisco no
other celebration possessed bo much of
unique Interest as did this, in which tht,
people of the city gave. good speed to a
departing century and welcome to the
• - ¦
The auditorium of the T. M. C. A. build
'ng was crowded to the doors last night
A'lth members of the association and theft
friends,. who assembled to watoh the in
coming of the new. year and century. The
»arly' hours of the. evening were -levoted
6 the slngln? of hymns, prayrs by cler
rymen and the delivery of addresses by
nembers of the association. The follow
'ng programme was then rendered:
Selection, orchestra; electric elub swinging.
At. C. O'Brien: reading, D. M. Blrrell; vocal
win. - Sidney Wall : fendnr and single sticks.
Meosrs. Merx and O'Brien: selection, orchestra;
election. Knickerbocker Quartet; atnsingv
'America'!: "Retrosr*ct." an addresaby Rev.,
tohn HemohiU. D.D.; barytone solo. Robert
, LJojd: "Prospect," an address by Rev. F. W.
Clamnett, D.D. ; soprano solov "etar-Bpuiffled^
With Song and Prager Associa
tion Members Extend Their
California and Martha "Washington
councils of the Daughters of Liberty held
a watch meeting In the Shiels building
last night at which there were a large
number of young people who sought ref
uge from the nolae of horns on the street.
There was an impromptu programme of
music, song and dancing. A great deal
of merriment was created by the young
men asking ladies aa they entered the hall
to walk up to the secretary's desk to reg
ister and then making them pass under a
bough of mistletoe and demanding the
penalty. The affair was managed by Miss
Ella Crawford, Miss Laura Cantus, Miss
Minnie Sproul, C. T. Qulrey. C. Johnson
and H. Mqnig of California Council, and
Mrs. \Y. E. L# Dieu, Miss E. Moore and
Miss G. Diemer of Martha Washington
Council. At midnight there was a wishing
of happy New Year and the blowing of
horns that equaled the noise of the street.
Ix>yal Rebekah Lodge also had a watch
meeting In Odd Fellows* Hall. At first
it was decided to have a quiet meeting,
but the young people did not think a
Quaker meeting was in keeping with the
enthusiasm of the close of the year, so
they started a dance and kept It up till
Pocahontas Council of the Degree of
Pocahontas, Improved Order of Red Men,
.also joined In the festivities by having a
lancing party to celebrate the departure
/if the old and to welcome the new year.
The hall was crowded to Us utmost and
all had a very enjoyable time until the
proclamation was made that "the new
vear has come." Then there was a wild
hurrah In which men and woraen Joined
with a will.
Watch Meetlncrs bo Daughters of
Liberty, Daughters or Poca
hontas andRebekahs.
At the quarters of the Cathedral Mis
sion of the Good Samaritan the birth of
the new year was celebrated with prayer
and song. At their cozy quarters on the
corner of Second and Folsom streets a
large crowd gathered, joining the hymns
and re-echoing the prayers offered. The
address was delivered by Bishop W. F.
Nlchol^, assisted by Revs. TV*. I. Kip, J.
P. Turner and Clifton Macon. During the
evening the choir, under the direction of
Miss Brown, rendered the following
hymns: "A Few More Years Shall Roll."
"Let Saints on Earth In Concert Sing"
and the "Gloria Patrla."
At Their Home on • Folsom
SlreeUhe Birth or 1901 Is
son. Robert H. Murray, John Swan. X«H1 Camp
bell, Donald MeLeod, John Donaldson. Pet»-r
Rlddell. Richard F. 'Wllaon. George Miller.
William Murray, Thomas Christie. Jame« Law
rence and Peter D. Flndlay.
SAX FRAXCISCO met two cent
uries last night and doffed his hat
to both; cue was dying and the
other was feeling the throb uf
new !!fe, end San Francisco, In
the delirium of pood fellowship, gave to
the one a noisy requiem and to the other
& boisterous, hearty greeting of good will.
At r.lpbtfaJl the streets of the city were
hiark with people, viiii noisy, laughing.
Jostling, jesting throngs of men, women
and children. There was in the air the
hum and bustle and confusion of myriad
Founds. Horns wen? blasting the air with
their discordant, blatar t notes. 'Whistles
from Fcores of factories were sending
their Fhrill -welcomes through the city,
he'.i? were ringing, bonfires were blazing
*nd redf.re.lit up In weird silhouetted
shadows the building of the town.
The people of S-an Francisco were eel-
The Columbia Club of Court Columbia.
Foresters of America, had a social In
ITnion Square Hall that was attended by
about 3500 persona, who spent the last
tiours dancing lr the very elaborately
decorated hall. Thomas F. Tully was th«
Sequoia Parlor of the N"atlve Sar.f of tn«
Golden West terminated the year 1T00 with
a smoker and hl*h Jinks in the banquet
hall of the Native Sons' building There
¦were about 600 present to enjoy th« pro
gramme, smoke, sandwiches and Jljrht re
freshments furnished. B. P., Alden
was the sire ttri under ifta dirte M '*\ there
were vocal selections by the Knickerbock
er Quartet, buck and wing- dancing t#".M~--
Hlckman, He dancing by Master Mon
tague Barton, specialties by J, H. Facio,
and boxing bouts by D. Carroll, Julius
Klsenbach. J. H. Fado, Al Doyle and J.
link. Music was furnished by the Xatlvn
Sons* band under the leadership of Pro
fessor Barton.
bers Celebrate,
tional All Association Mem-
Native Sons, Foresters and Na-
Banner." Mrs. J. W. Madden: "The Aasoctn
tion Outlook." A. P. Black; prayer. rtev. J. B.
Orr; singing; reading of Vic« Presldent-elfct
Roosevelt' •• address* Rev. George C. Adam*.
As the hour of midnight approached
services were commenced, lasting- until the
new year had been fairly ushered In.
¦ —
In Seriousness and in Jest San Francisco' Pays Tribute to a Dead Century and, Welcomes the
Advent of a Living Age— Strange Sights and Scenes in a Night of Exceptional Interest.
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