1900: February: The Matherses were performing Isis ceremonies in Paris, getting covered in a New York newspaper.
1901: January: Queen Victoria died.
1902 March: the last time Bret Harte and Arthur Collins saw each other: "They dined at the Royal Thames Yacht Club, and Collins found his 'poor old friend' 'saldly aged and broken, but genial and kind as ever.' They sat an hour at a music hall and Harte wrote afterwards to thank Collins for having 'forced him out.'" (Nissen, Axel. Bret Harte: Prince and Pauper. Jackson, MS: U P of Mississippi, 2000: 262) May: Brett Harte's funeral. June: Edward VII crowned King of England.