W. E. Lovdal, 15 Jun 1897, Sacramento Record Union, Page 5, Col. 2 & 3, FOURTH OF JULY AT NIGHT
would pay §135 for expenses that would probably be incurred. A motion was made that Mr. Lovdal's offer be accepted, but Mr. Coleman got the floor and explained that the sums asked by the othe__ individual clubs would not exceed $50 each, and that it would not look well to allow the Mc- Neills $135 and the other clubs $50 each or less. He thought it would not look well. Mr. Bauer said the people had often helped out the McNeill Club, and it was only justice that that organization should reciprocate. It was decided to lay the matter over until the next meeting. • Then," said Mr. Lovdal, "I understand understand you have no use for the McNeill Club," and he got as far as the door before he was called back and an effort at conciliation was made. He explained that he fully realized the position, regarding regarding finances, in which the committee committee was placed, but that the sum stated by him would n>o more than pay the expenses of the club in making preparations preparations for the affair. The club, he said, was not desirous of offering its services, but a majority of the officers had expressed expressed a willingness to do so, subject to the action of the club as a whole. The club would positively not sing for a less sum than that stipulated. Mr. Lovdal agreed to explain matters to the club, so that its action might be reported at the next meeting. He said the McNeill Club had a reputation to maintain, and would not give a concert without ample time for rehearsals. The committee adjourned till Thursday Thursday evening at 8 o'clock.