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SAN ' ¦ FRANCISCO; T^
VOLUME XCII-KO. 10.
SHRINER PILGRIMS HARE ARRIVED
AND ARE NOW GUESTS OF THE CITY
' The- electric . illumination - along .Market
and Kearny streets last night was .a suc
cess. The illumination of The "Call build
ing was generally admired. for its beauty
and completeness. The ¦ strings of lamps
extending from the ferry building to Lar
kin street, broken at intervals with 1 radi
ant symbols of the Mystic Shrine, pre
sented a scene of briiliant color, in' nowise
inferior "to "the occasions which have
rcssed ¦ into history. Tlie ferry building
was /especially ; attractive, and its , beauty
was .commented ; upon by. every J visitor. .
an • occasion' which .. brought " many thou
sands of ; people into the. streets, and for
several hours locomotion along /Market
street was .' extremely, difficult. ¦- •"
The events of the week will be j open-id
with the parade this morning. The first
session . of ' the Imperial ', Council will be
held at 11 o'clock, and Imperial Potentate
Shaffer will be appropriately escorted to
i-folden Gate Hall by the ; Shrlners from
all parts .^of the Union. An imposing spec
tacle "is promised, but It will not. be as
complete as the parade this; evening,
which will doubtless brjng^out o"ne;of the
largest crowds ever seen in this /city.
The- features r of "^ the /evening 'parade 'will
be ¦ unique in . many. : respects.
The Illumination was a success, and hun
dreds'of pilgrims, in commenting. upon its
brilliance,. said they had' never.. before wit
nessed anything that approached it in ex
tent and grandeur.
.At 2 o'clock thl3 afternoon there will b»
a reception by the ladles to the visiting:
Nobles at the Lick House. Many of the
best known ladies in the city will assist
in entertaining all who may come.
Shrlners at San Jose.
SAN JOSE, June 9.— Many Shrlnera
bound "for the oasis of San Francisco
made short stops here to-day. A special
made .up '.of six cars and carrying about
sixty members of Zenobia Temple, Toledo.
Ohio; Moslem Temple, Detroit, and Zem
Zem Temple, Erie, Pa., arrived here a c
daylight from Del Monte and remained
until, noon. Families and friends of th<>
Shrlners accompanied them. -Local mem
bers of the order met them at the depot
and took them for a drive about the city.
Day Is Spent in Fraternal Visiting and
VIEWS OF SHRINERS MARCHING FROM THE FERRT. TO HEADQUARTERS. THE RECEPTION OF THE
,; OMAHA CARAVAN BY NOBLES OF ISLAM TEMPLE, AND THE ARRIVAL OF THE LOS ANGELES PIL
*. grims from; the sunny southland." ...- '".T. : .'/. •;-',¦;.. .. ' .
The ¦ visiting patrols and -.. bands ¦>. made
several .fraternal visits to the various
headquarters during the day; and evening.
The Denver contingent serenaded the I of
llces of the newspapers in- the afternoon,
and their,, excellent, playing, as well", as
picturesque ; garb, attracted ; large crowds
at Market and -Third; streets. :The local
Shriners^ and Los 'Angeles contingents last
night marched ' to • t he .various i hotels; be
hind" bands of , music <and: serenade'd the
visiting nobles I and » their* friends. . It r svaa
Another. prominent Shrlner who arrived
yesterday from SL : Paul,, Minn., Is M.iA.
Beckman. .Besides being high in Masonic
"circles, i Noble' Beckman Is the supreme
arch of the Supreme Grove ofxthe ; United
States, -United :; Ancient Order' of . : Druids.
He was; met. at. the ferry landing" by'- No
ble Grand'Ach ¦ Julius . S. Godeau, j whp in
a carriage' escorted him to his hbteU
Sinclair, '. who accompanies . the shrine, . is
the commander of its Arab patrol. '¦'. The
latter) is colonel of 'the. First Regiment of
the # National " Guard of the . State of Mis
souri. The' 'visiting . Shriners.: from, St.
Louis carry with them a ' handsome silk
flag, which was presented to them by the
Louisiana Purchase \ Expositlon.'ahd is the
first world's . exposition ' flag made. This
was . displayed „ at all • points en route , to
the -Western oasis, and it will be in i evi
dence, in .the parade to-day* and also at
headquarters. in the California Hotel. V.
Among the prominent' members of the
St. Louis : Temple, Moolah, now In this
city .is^ William M. > Porteous, illustrious
potentate of/that shrine. Colonel C. A.
LEADING NOBLES HERE.
• Aniong. ; the visiting- Nobles are many
representative business , men and others
equally noted In the professions. The
more prominent of the Shriners of Amer
ica are gathered in the city, and their en
tertainment" by the local Shrlners is 'now
the sole thought' of resident Nobles. Only
one idea' prevails, namely, that the visit
ors • when they take their departure will
do so "With, the full realization of what
hospitality: in San Francisco really sig
nifies. "It is desired that the story of the
entertainment of the pilgrims which they
will tell when reporting-to their respective
temples shall, be. of an unequivocal char
acter, and, one which will redound to the
credit of-Ban Francisco and her people. ,•
and flowed. Hundreds of ladles visited the
quarters . during the. day and, garbed as
they- were for the greater part in light
summer costumes, they imparted a fresh
ness to the scene, that : was gratifying to
every visitor of the sterner sex. The
buffet, , stocked with flnfe wines and other
sparkling, vintages, was not neglected by
the multitude. The Nobles of Islam
treated every visitor as a guest and in
true "Eastern -style the-thirst of all alike
was satisfied without stint.
Immense crowds thronged \ the various
headquarters far into the evening. This
was especially true at the rooms of Islam
Temple in the « Call .Annex, j Secretary
Lutz was busy as a beaver all day an
swering questions of the visiting Nobles
and arranging the /thousand and one de
tails which the rush necessarily entailed.
In another room Professor Anderson
handed out badges as fast as the pilgrims
presented themselves, j and -in '•' the main
office a line of applicants for tickets to
the various functions "¦} ceaselessly "ebbed
pilgrims from Maine elbowed swarthy
Nobles from Texas, and all were hail fel
low well met, bound by the ties of fra-^.
ternlty and friendship. The men wore
for the greater part the red fez, while
many of the. women looked charming with
their fezes of white bordered with gold
fringe. Every representative Noble wore
the badge of his'temple as well as those
presented to the visitors by the local com
mittee as souvenirs. . Every variety of
badge was in evidence, some being ' of
bronze, others of polished brass, wood and
silk. The designs were emblematic of the
order to which; the wearers owe allegi
ance . and the meeting of. which at this
time is responsible for the heglra to the
Golden Gate of trie most representative
claps of citizens of which . the East may
~qt T was an extremely active day. In
lj Ehrlner circles yesterday.' From
B early morning till late at night the
Jy Eastern pilgrims were kept busy
exchanging greetings with. and re
ceiving the assurances of fraternal
respect from their fellow Shrlners of the
Pacific Coast With the parade this morn-
Ing the Btlrring events of the imperial
sessions in this city will have beer^- for
mally Inaugurated. . " ' " "
The caravans from the East kept pour-
Ing into the city in a ceaseless stream all
day. In order that the . wayfarers so far
from home might not experience the chill-
Ing blast of a lukewarm welcome some
forty of the reception committee and
patrols were constantly on duty at the
ferry, and as each party arrived the
warm hospitality of San Francisco' was
extended. Large crowds gathered at the
ferry to witness the sights, and It is
needless to say that with the shouts, of
"Es Selamu Aleikum," together with
more hearty salutations expressed In
forceful English ringing in their ears, the
onlookers had enough to occupy, their at
tentio.i to prevent attacks of ennui.
Before the last of the specials arrived in
the city the streets presented an animated
appearance. E very where t the symbols of*
Islam and of the prophet,^ the ' scimlter.
: ctum and crescent were rlsl Wen Sturdy'
Caravans A re Accorded r a Hearty Wejeome by ih^ Nobles.
oiSah Francisco Tetnples.
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL.