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ECHOES FROM THE LODGE ROOMS E. C. STOCK Starr King Chapter. O. E. S., will Cive a party under the title of "A Night of Mystery." in its hall at 217 Devisadero street on the night of the last Tuesday of the current month. The committee la charge announce that this will be a most enjoyable affair. During the first week in March this chapter will have ten candidates to initiate and to this work the chap ter has extended an invitation to the local chapters and those across the bay to witness the work, as well as to be present on the "night of mysteries." Ivy Chapter No. 27 on the second Tuesday in the current month had an officers 1 night, being a reception by the recently installed officers to the members. There were present about two hundrd and fifty persons, including members of the chapter and a few visitors. After a short business meet ing there was a most excellent pro gramme of entertainment under the direction of the Worthy Matron Mrs. Hendry and Worthy Patron Wailis, which included "The King of the Winds," sung by Arthur Morgenstern; "Gypsy Love Song," ballad by Miss Mabel F. Gordon; the "Rockabye Lady." Clara Trowbridge; •Nymphs and Fairies," vocal solo, Mrs. Richard Reese, and "Idol of My Heart," cor net solo, Charles E. Sykes. At the close of the entertainment there was an adjournment to the lower hall, decorated with blood red hearts in honor of Valentine's day, where an excellent Hipper was served on very prettily dressed tables. At each plate was a pretty heart-shaped souvenir, on the face of which was a bunch of llowers in water colors and the an nouncement of the occasion. The worthy patron acted as toastmaster and at the termination of the supper there were responses to sentiments by Past Grand Master orrln S. Hen derson, Associate Grand Patron Mor gan of the Grand Chapter of Arizona. Past Grand Patron G. L. Darling. Deputy Grand Matron Nellie Augusta Darling. Past Patron Phillips of Petaluma, W. C. Ordway of Mission Chapter, Past Grand Matron Clara Abbott Giberson, E. C. Stock, Past Patrons James Edward Gordon and Roy T. Kimbal! of Ivy. Past Grand Patron John Hatfield Gray and Dr.- Fletcher, chaplain of Ivy. All of the lady officers of the chapter were most beautifully gowned. The members of Ivy Chapter at its ing expressed their sym ; to Vnbl Matron Mrs. Lam ;^ioned by the y death of her mother recently. The Odd Fellows. A new lodge of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows is being organ ized at Holland. C. W. Clifton, recently elected vice president of the San Francisco relief board, Is one of the very active young Odd Fellows of this city and is in line for the presidency of the board. The thirty-third anniversary of the institution of Fountain Lodge of Oak land was fittingly observed last week with a pleasing and interesting pro gramme of varied numbers and an address by Past Grand Master W. H. Barnes. During the evening there . was presented to the lodge a life-sized portrait of J. B. Harmon, who was the first past noble grand of the lodge and afterward became grand sire. The affair closed with a banquet and speech-making. Amrara Encampment will have a public meeting March 16. The grand patriarch, Stanly A. Smith, is making official visits in the northern part of the State. All the lodges of District 67 paid a fraternal visit to Odin Lodge last week. The new officers of Loyal Rebekah Lodge at the last held meeting dem onstrated their ability to perform the work of initiation with that degree of perfectness that has marked the work of the preceding set of officers. The minstrel entertainment that was given in aid of the friendship fund of the general relief committee of this city in Lyric Hall on the first Friday in February was attended by as many persons as could crowd into the hall. The programme was a very good one and those who contributed to the suc cess of the affair were: H. W. Osthoff, F. J. Hurst, F. D. Macbeth, Charles Elsaeser, J. T. Gibson, Frank Betton, W. H. Moore. R. W. Jones and the Swedish Quartet. The programme was followed by twelve dance numbers un der the floor managership of George E. Johnson, assisted by F. J. Smithson, E. Moss, T. Ladd, C. M. Irwln. E. A. Carl son and D. A. Hemphill. Amity Rebekah Lodge had a reunion In the banquet hall of the Odd Fellows' building on the ISth inst. in honor of the grand officers. Templar Rebekah Lodge will give a party on the night of February 25. The last official visit by President Mrs. Gardner to the lodges of her dis trict will be to Templar Rebekah Lodge. District Deputy President Mrs. Baker and her staff of officers installed the following officers for Mission Rebekah Lodge for the current term: Emma Ireland, noble grand; Minnie Robinson, vice grand; Minnie Pollock, recording, and Emma Basney, financial secretary; Eliza Graves, treasurer; Elinor Black, conductor; Mrs. Hedger, warden; Em ily Knopf and Margaret Duncan, sup porters to noble grand; Margaret Nis bet and Mrs. Wheeler, supporters to vvice*gl:and;v vice*gl:and; Mrs. Flitner, inside, and B. Rasney. outside guardian; Emma Ar rison, chaplain. At the close of the cer emony there was presented a beautiful embroidered collar to Lulu Perry, the retiring noble grand. Flowers in abundance were presented to the out going and Incoming officers. After the installation of the officers of California Lodge of Rebekahs a magnificent jewel was presented to. Lizzie McMurray, the past grand, and flowers were presented to the district deputy president, Mrs. Baker, and to the Incoming and outgoing officers. After the installation of the officers cf Loyal Rebekah Lodge a beautifully embroidered collar was presented ito ( Tillie Craig, the retiring noble grand, and a valuable jewel was presented to Maude Barney, the retiring past grand. A beautifully embroidered pillow was Died to Mrs. Bota If. Cyrus for her many services to the lodpre. A jewel .!?<■ presented to Past Noble Grand A. Warren, who could not bo nres n the night sht- should have re ceived it. PneinY bodffe Will treat its mem bers to a banouet on the ni.^ht of February IS. Loyal Bebekah Lodge had an open meeting last "week, when there was presented . for those who attended, a mixed programme of entertainment and then followed dancing. Before the dance there was i grand march when each one received' a package containing something symbolical' of the social condition of the recipient. Templar Rebekah Lodge was offi - inlly vtafted In Ft woek by the presi dent of the assembly. There were many member? of the order present and after an exemplification of the wo) k by the initiation of a stranger, there were interesting addresses and the serving of a collation. Mrs. Mary E. Donoho, secretary of the California assembly was taken suddenly ill last week and confined to her home. A new lodge was instituted at Gey s^rville. Grand Master Linscott as sisted Assistant Grand Secretary U. S. G. Clifford with twenty-flve members. The ceremony of institution was wit nessed by many members of lodges of Sonoma County. Native Daughters. Minerva Parlor gave a country ball in Scandia Hall last week which was well attended, not only by the mem bers but many friends of the mem bers, who were delightfully entertain ed with a fine order of dances. The feature of the affair was that each one who attended was permitted to wear any kind of dress without regard to the prevailing style at social functions. There were many who had been keeping away from social functions for the purpose of attending the mas querade ball that was given last week by Fremont Parlor. There was a large number of people on the floor, the costumes were varied and attractive, and all had a jolly good time during the entire evening. The recent official visits of Grand President Ella E. Cami nettl have been to the three parlors in Sacramento, Cal ifia. La Bandera and Sutter; to Mar- BlMllt* at Placerville, Placer at Lin coln, Fern at Folsom, Ivy at Lodi, Geneva at Camanche, Joaquin at Stockton; Oakdale at Oakdale; Dar denelle at Sonora; Princess at Angels and Ruby at Murphys Camp. While in Sacramento the grand president was the soecial gruest of Clara Bur nett and Laura Fox, and at Lodi of Grand Inside Sentinel Emma Lillie Her round of visits to these parlors was one of the most pleasant fea tures of her official term. • Grand President Ella E. Caminetti paid an official visit *to Califia Parlor No. 22 in Sacramento on the first Mon day in February. Nearly all the mem bers of the parlor and many from other, parlors showed the high esteem in which they hold the grand president by their presence. The meeting hall was prettily decorated in green and pola. The officers presented the work cf the order in a manner that reflected great credit on them. The grand presi dent delivered a most Interesting ad dress, which was listened to with close and most respectful attention. There were remarks by the visiting members, after which there was a short pro gramme of entertainment by Clara Burnett, Florence Larkin, Daisy Little field and Mabel Penty. The grand president was then given a token of remembrance of the visit, after which there was served one of those delicious collations for which the parlor is noted. Miss Laura J. Frakes, grand secre tary, returned to the duties of her of fice last Monday, after an absence of a week, during which time she was confined to her home with a severe at tack of the grip. Miss Lottie Konilla, recently installed as president of Genevieve Parlor of South San Francisco, has expressed a determination to make a record for that parlor during her term, and she has enlisted the other members as well as the officers to assist her in her de sire. Elmira Townsend Auxiliary. The officers of Elmlra Townsend Auxiliary of Reinhold Richter Camp of United Spanish War Veterans were re cently installed by Mrs. E. S. Bean for the 'current term. They are Mrs. T. R. Hamilton, president; Margaret Mc- Ardle, senior and Mrs. A. Trautner, junior vice president; Louise Richter, chaplain; Mrs. J. Altken, treasurer; Frances Lyman, ■* secretary; T. Annie Eagan, . conductress; .Emma Richter, assistant conductress;. Fannie : and Kitty Assmussen, Mrs. O. Huber. and Louise Richter, trustees. After the in stallation the installing officers con gratulated the auxiliary on ■ the choice of members as officers and compliment ed it for the good work it has done In the past three years. The work of the evening was followed by a banquet at which Mrs. O. , Huber was the toast mietress. There were responses to toasts by Mrs. Hamilton, Mrs. Charles Boxton, Mrs. H. Huber, Anne Harina, Louise Richter and Mrs. J. Altken: The auxiliary is In a prosperous condition. ':— ;_♦_ _-■■;:.': ;_■■;-' National Union. San Francisco Council of the Na tional Union and El Capltan Council have entered into the contest for members with a vim that has never before been observed in the order in this city. The first named has Issued a circular that Is calculated to make the members think that there is some thing to be done, unless they want to pay for a (100 banquet if they should fail. The latter council had a rough house banquet and stag party in the banquet hall of the Native Sons' build ing on the night of February li. The THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 1905. members of this council propose to show their opponents how easy it is . secure a bunch of strangers for initia tion. El Dorado Council had a whiat party last week. It is reaching out for members and wants to increase its membership to 500. The extension of the order, commit tee of the cabinet held its first meet ing last week and adopted plans for work during the next six months. "Prince" Vincent is at the head of the movement. Pacific Council met last week, in itiated three strangers and received five applications. The council is reaching for the silk flag offered by the cabinet, and the most active workers are Friends Nelson, Walfh, Furgeson and Dillon. Mission Council initiated one can didate last week and received three applications for membership. California has sent out the most elaborate circular that has ever been prepared by a council of the order. It was an invitation to a stag party in its hall in the Pioneer building on the evening of February 16. The "chicken party" by Yosemite Council was a great success, and it drew to the meeting place a greater number of members than has assem bled there for many months. Each one who attended was presented an order for a dressed chicken. The assemblage was addressed by many of the visitors, and since the meeting one member, Dr. Srhaff, presented to General Deputy Wilson the names of five strangers who want to become members. The Indications are at this time that unless other councils induce each mem ber to "get that man" Pacific will be come the possessor of the $75 silk American flag offered by the San Fran cisco Cabinet to the council making the best showing in increase. Golden Gate Council's open meeting last week was great. There were more than 150 persons present, and among these were strangers who attended the meeting for the purpose of becoming acquainted with the protective features of the order. During the evening the council, through Friend Thompson, pre sented to Theo Frolich, who after thir teen years' service as financial secre tary retired from that position on ac count of other engagements, which prevented him from continuing the work further, a large grandfather clock as a token of appreciation of his faithful services. There was a pro gramme of entertainment, interspersed with talks by Senator James E. Field, General Deputy Joseph A. Wilson, Re cording Secretary J. H. Baker and E. C. Stock of California Council. The pro gramme of numbers included vocal se lections by the council's quartet, mind reading by Thomas R. Lewis and spe cialties, after which there was a march to the dining hall, where a National Union supper was served in fine style. Knights of Honor. The committee that is arranging for a banquet to be tendered to the dele gates to the Grand Lodge of the Knights of Honor, which convenes in thiß city March 21, has received very encouraging reports from all the lodged In this city, and the indications are that this affair, to be given on the night of the first day's session, will be the most elaborate of the kind ever given by this order. Norman Lodge has had the following officers installed for the current term: J. A. Berliner, past dictator; N. H. Hirshfeld, dictator; Joseph Morris, vice dictator; J. Brock, assistant dictator; J. Gans, reporter; P. J. Joyce, financial reporter; F. W. Zehfuss, treasurer; Wil liam Saalburg. chaplain; F. Wllkins, guide; H. Monasch, guardian; A. Se lig, sentinel; D. Davis, J. Maas and W. A. St. Amant, trustees. The following have been installed of ficers of Yerba Buena Lodge; Henry Payan, D.; Frank Johnston, V. D.; L. J. Marks,. A. D.; R. H. Noble, R.; C. G. Noble, P. R.; A. J. Fairweather, T.; J. O. Brown, C; F. F. Wedekind, G.; D. Cameron, Gd.; William Wallace, S. ; M. L. Crowe, Thomas Johnston and F. F. Wedekind. trustees. Germanla Lodge has had the follow ing installed as officers for the term: G. Kramer, P. D.; W. Holden, D.; G. Graff, V. D.: B. Mangels, A. D.: L. Felling, R.; C. Lackman, F. R.^.J. A. Miller, T.; J. G. Uhlrich, C; R. Thet man, G.; J. Roster, I. G.; W. Stein, S.; Theodore Dierks, B. Mangels and C. Krueckel, trustees. The ladies' /auxiliary of the Knights of Honor gave an entertainment and dance in the eastern hall of the Shiels building last week. There was a de lightful programme of varied numbers for the entertainment of the members and their many friends, who accepted the invitation to be present. MEMBERS WHO HAVE ADVANCED IN FRATERNAL SOCIETIES. On the evening of February 21, Saxon Lodge will initiate a class of eight strangers. This lodge has provided dominoes, chess and checkers for the use of members and visitors after lodge business. The lodge will secure new quarters in the lodge building now be ing completed on Eddy street, between Powell and Mason, and will then meet weekly, instead of semi-monthly. On February 23 Grand Dictator Archr ibald will officially visit the lodge in Sacramento, and on the following night he will be with the one in Napa. Yerba Buena Lodge at its last held meeting received two applications for membership. Fraternal Brotherhood. During the past ten days Supreme Vice President Emma R. Neidig has attended the sessions of representatives of the lodges of the Fraternal Brother hood assembled in Santa Cruz, Sacra mento, Fresno and San Francisco for the purpose of selecting delegates to the Supreme Lodge that is to meet In Los Angeles to legislate for the 18,000 mem bers in the State. The representatives tQ the San Francisco convention were delightfully entertained by Progress Lodge of this city in the Red Men's building. The members of the San Francisco band of the Fraternal Brotherhood will attend the session of the Supreme- Lodge that Is to meet in Los Angeles March 16. Progress Lodge held an open meeting during the early i rt» of last week and presented a very pleasing programme for the entertainment of the many who attended. Aurora Lodge had a very pleasant social in Scandia Hall last week. Knights and Ladies. Martha Lodge of the Knights and Ladies of Honor celebrated the twenty fifth annlveisay of its institution by a banquet on the evening of the first Monday in February. Mrs. H. W. Quitzow, State organizer, has recently secured the applications of fifteen persons to join various lodges. Dr. S. E. Molin has Uf>en appointed as a special organizer and during the first week of his incumbency secured eight applications. The members of the order in San Jose have been quite active of late and In a short time will take steps to increase in that section of the Jurisdiction. Steps are being taken 'to organize a lodge of the. order in Yuba County. The next session of the Grand Lodge will be held in this city Tuesday, April 11. Order of Pendo. Two new councils of the Order of Pendo will be instituted in the State of Washington by Deputy Bardon within the next two weeks. Home Council of this city, during the past two weeks, had considerable work in the initiatory degree. This council will give a fancy dress ball in the ban quet hall of the Odd Fellows' building on the night of February 22. Golden Gate Council, located at the Mission, initiated ten strangers last week. Last week Supreme Councilor Tug well took the leading part in the Initia tion of twenty-fiv. stranger* for the council in Berkeley. Twelve strangers weie admitted to membership by initiation in Friendship Council of Oakland last week. Modern Woodmanship. The different camps of the Modern Woodmen of America are electinsr del egates to the State convention that will soon meet in Stockton for the pur pose of selecting representatives to the Head Camp that is to meet in Mil waukee. There will be about six hun dred representatives at the Head Camo. and California will send seventy-five. At the same time 4 will be an encamp ment of the Foresters. To this will be sent two uniformed teams fronv Golden State and Pacific camps of Los An geles. These will enter the competi tion for trophies. The Modern Wood men from this State will co to the Head Camp city by a special train. The Eschscholtzias. The full dress party given last week by the E9chscholtzias was a very at tractive and enjoyable affair. A novel idea in the way of a souvenir of the oc casion, which was the sixth anniver sary hop, was the presentation to each lady of a burned leather calendar, or namented with views of the most at tractive places ; in the city and State. The parties given by this association are among the most select, as all ap plications for invitations must be S sub mitted to a special committee, and the number of invitations being limited, applications have to be filed a month in advance of each party. ■ " •:<■'■ ■. » ' ■ -■ Ancient Order of Foresters. Several months ago the executive council of the Ancient Order of For efur-rs offered a silk American altar flag to each" court that would during the last three months of 1904 make a net increase of 10 per cent. Twenty one courts in the jurisdiction have proved their right to claim the same. In San Francisco but two courts, Kensington and Ivanhoe, can claim a flag each. Last week a joint meet ing held in Oakland six of these flags were distributed to successful courts of Alameda County, the presentation on behalf of the council being by High Chief Ranger Sanford. The ceremony was followed by a grand banquet. Court Madera initiated twenty strangers at its meeting last week. Juvenile Court Star of the West had a valentine party on the night of Feb ruary 14. Court Oak Grove has arranged for a party on the night of February 24. The picnic association for the cur rent year has organized by the elec tion of W. N. Trimble as president, Mrs. Sawyer, vice president; A. E. Craig, secretary, and C. Snyder, treas urer. Representatives of all the circles of the Companions of the Forest, at a meeting held last week, voted to rec ommend that the executive board levy an assessment of 25 cents per capita on the San Francisco circles for the purpose of raising a fund to entertain the officers and representatives to the Supreme Circle that is to meet in this City May 18. The following have been installed officers of Loyal Circle of the Com panions of the Forest for the current term: Miss Cora LJndaley, junior past chief companion; Mrs. Rose Ebbltts, chief companion; Mrs. E. C. Daily, sub-chief companion; Mrs. ,M. E. Salmond, recording secretary; Mrs. J. Baker, financial secretary; Mrs. E. Conway, treasurer; Miss Hazel Rich mond, tight guide; N. L. Havey, left guide; Mrs. C. Mitchell, inner guard; Mrs. K. Moran, outer guard; Miss L. Hart, organist; Dr. A. B. Mo Gill, phy sician. After the installation Mrs. L. Gfoerrer, the retiring financial secre tary, was presented with a pretty ber ry spoon, suitably engraved, and Mrs. Baker was presented with a cornflow er set of china, these presents being in appreciation of services to the cir cle. The past chief companion was presented with a beautiful emblematic pin. She is one of the youngest past chiefs in the order, being only 19. The circle is in a prosperous condition and working hard to win one of the silk flags offered to the circle that will make a net increase of 10 per cent by March 31. The supreme grand chief compan ion paid a visit to Fresno Circle in the latter part of January and witnessed the initiation of two strangers. The reports read at that meeting show that the circle is in a prosperous con dition. Court Apollo, Ancient Order of For esters, will give its first prize mas querade ball in Union Square Hall on the night of February 18, when cash prizes were awarded for the best group of five, best dressed lady and gentleman'; most original characters, lady and gentleman, and best sus tained characters, ladles and gentle men. Th's was under the supervision \>f H. J. Gallagher, F. E. Trimble, W. A. Nichols, J. D. O'Leary and George J. Berger. Lincoln Annuity Union. San Francisco Assembly No. 1 of the Lincoln Annuity Union at its second meeting in February initiated one stranger and then appointed a com mittee to arrange for a social to be held February 22. A very enjoyable Valentine party was given to the junior members of this assembly in the suburban home of C. W. and Louise Hugy on the second Saturday in the current month. The parlors were tastefully decorated and on garlands of evergreens were displayed a large number of valentines. During the evening there were games, music and dancing and then a bounteous supper. Mrs. Mary A. Duden left a few days since for Los Angeles for a visit to her son Frederick. She will remain there for a time for the benefit of her health, which has never been normal since she was injured by an accident on the North Shore road in 1903. Lincoln Assembly No. 3 had a pro gressive whist party for its members on the second Friday in February in celebration of the first anniversary of its Institution. Twenty-four tables were occupied and during the playing there was music by an orchestra. At 11 o'clock the playing ceased and prizes were distributed, the supreme president being one of the winners. The affair was a pleasant one that had been arranged by Senate Sergeant at Arms W. J. Schauer. Vice President Mallory has sent a corps of organizers to work in the State of Washington f the order. Knights of Pythias. A new company of the uniform rank of the Knights of Pythias was mus tered in at Sonora during the latter part of January by Brigadier General McGlashan, assisted by the members of his staff. R. I. Bromley is the cap tain, M. E. Ferguson first and C. M. Richards second lieutenant. Liberty Division of the U. R. will attend divine service at St. John's Episcopal Church, Oakland, to-day, when the Rev. Mr. Gee will preach on Damon and Pythias. The company at Santa Crus will be inspected February 25, after which there will be a grand entertainment. The lodge at San Luis Obispo will initiate twelve strangers to-morrow night. Arrangements are being made for a large class initiation in this city just before the convention of the Grand Lodge, which will meet here May 15. Avalon Lodge of Santa Cruz will celebrate an anniversary of its insti tution by an entertainment on the night of February 20. On his return from Tuolumne Coun ty, where he assisted to muster in a new company of the Uniform Rank, Grand Keeper of Records and Seal Herman Schaffner visited the lodge at Sonora and the one at Carters. Last week Zerin Kappi Temple of the D. O. K. K. held a ceremonial session, when the very interesting de gree of that order was conferred on many anxious to ride the camel. Rathbone Sisters. Maude B. Sheehan, past grand chief of the Rathbone Sisters, has installed the officers for the current term of Mistletoe Temple, Rocklln; Rose Val ley Temple, Lincoln; Winters Temple, Winters, and California Temple, at Sacramento. At Winters the installa tion was public for the first time and all who witnessed it were lavish in ex pressions of approval of the beautiful work. After the tableaux each of the little girls who acted as crown bearers recited an appropriate verse. This was an Innovation in the work and a pretty one. ' * Sacramento Lodge of the K. of p recently had a ladies' night, to which the ladies of California Temp;'' were invited as special guests. The degree staff of the temple, by requ^s- >f t f, e host lodge, gave an exhibiti- n drill, which was received with man marks of approval, as it was perfection. p ast Grand Chief Georgie Guthrie was the drillmistress. There was a pleasing; programme of entertainment and then a collation. The <I«gree staff of San Francisco Temple will assist Golden Gate Temple in conferring the degrees on a number of candidates February 20. Grand Fraternity. Members of the Grand Fraternit-.* located in this city are greatly thused over the prospective visit this city of Frederick Gaston, presi dent of that order. The local manage ment was advised that President Gar ten would leave Philadelphia Febru ary 6 on a tour of visitation to the dif ferent branches of the order In the United States and that he will be in this city on or about the Ist of March. Those who are in a position to know declare that President Gaston is one of the best executive officers In the fra ternal world and Is also looked upon by old-line life insurance men as an authority upon every subject in the line of life insurance. The local branches have appointed committees to arrange for the recep tion of the visitor and everything be done to make the affair a most in teresting one. Under the leadership President Gaston the order has mad wonderful strides. Tribe of Ben Hur. Members of Mission Court No. 10. Tribe of Ben Hur, were agreeably en tertained by Oakland courts No. 6 and No. 12 during the last few weeks and seme very pleasant eveningrs were spent across the bay. Several of the Oakland people visited Mission Court last month and assisted State Deputy B. Ross at the Installation of the of ficers. The ceremonies were well per formed. The last election In Mission Court was a very 'spirited one, causing sev eral changes In the officers. Past Chief B. Hawksworth vacated Mi chair in favor of Fred Hurst, the popu lar lodgeman. while P. L'nfried took the chair of chief of the eo-urt. Mr. Richards was elected Judge; Mrs. Lan zer, scribe; Mrs. Libbing, teacher; MisS G. Unfried, pianist; J. Kennedy, keeper of tribute; Mr. Johnson, cap tain; Mrs. Tucker, guide; Mr. Church, keeper of the outer gate. Mr. McDon ald, keeper of the Inner gate. The new chief is a past sachem in the Or der of Red Men and is well known in lodge circles. This court has moved into Excelsior Hall, where it now meets every Friday evening. The court has arranged for a grand ball on the evening of February 21 in Mission Parlor Hall on Seventeenth street and It is expected that there will be a lars • attendance of the membership of the Oakland courts and of Mizyah Court of this city. Native Sons. Grand Secretary Charles H. Turner returned a few days since from a trip to Jackson, where he was present at the initiation of fifteen strangers for the several parlors of Amador County. He was in the company of Grand Trustee Emmett J. Hayden, who was on an official visit. These officers found that the Native Sons of that county are working actively to in crease the order. The parlor that once existed in Ukiah, but went out of business years ago, was reorganised by Grand Organizer Mocker last week and instituted by him with the assistance of Grand Trustees Hayden and Ryan. On the evening of March 11 a new parlor will be instituted in Rocklin by the grand president, assisted by other grand officers. The grand organizer is now in Men docino City, inducing the natives there to form a new parlor. The next session of the Grand Par lor will be held in Monterey, com mencing April 24. The Native Sons' joint literary and social committee will have an execu tive committee night in Native Sons* Hall on the night of "February 23, when there willAe presented an inter esting programme, Including a farce, entitled "A Kiss in the Dark." After the programme there will be an order of dances. The fifteenth anniversary ball given by Alcalde Parlor in Native Sons' Hall on the evening of February i was a decided success, and it was one of the most delightful of any previously given by this parlor. It was conducted in accordance with the latest Ideas ol ballroom etiquette. There was ex cellent music and charming dancers to enjoy the same in moving through the waltz, deux temps, schottishe, lancers and gavotte. The credit ot the function falls to the following named, who were assisted by a cour teous floor and an attentive receptive committee: Louia F. Erb. Joseph V. McTamney, Charles D. Kaeimz, Al L. Rahwyler. Thomas B. Smith, James W. Desmond. John J. McNaughton. Charles A. McCarthy, committ arrangements; Louis F. Erb. Boor manager; John J. McNaughton, Charles D. Kueinta, Thomas B. Smith, assist ants. Woodcraft. On the evening of March 20 Mis sion Camp of the Woodmen >f the World will have a night at the Ma jestic for the purpose of raising funds with which to meet the expenses of the toam of that camp In going I Angeles during the Head Camp ses sion. On the night of the first Tuesday in February the members of Pathfinder Circle of the Women of Woodcraft visited the home of Neighbor Edward H. Morris on the anniversary of his birth and presented him a beauti ful reclining chair. The visitors and the chair were In the nature of a sur prise to the recipient of the present and of the honor of the visit.