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The Ladles' Auxiliary Convention will
consist of the following* named delegates,
as also the delegates from Los Angeles,
not yet named:
County officers— Mrs. E. Butters, county pres-
Solar.o County: P. Dineen, F. J. Ferguson, J.
BroFn.iban, J. J. Dolan, J. Cavanaugh, T. V,
Sacramento County: W. O'Brien. William
Ryan. Michael Butler, George Rlppon, Owen
Sheridan. Michael Egan.
Santa Clara County: Division No. 1 — Michael
Nlhill. Thomas McN'ally, James Mullally. John
Gusrln, Mgrtln Dalton. No. 2— James Farrell,
Patrick Jjenafcan. James Logue, Thomas Car
ney. Matthew Crowe. No. 3— T. R. Dougherty,
R. F. McMahon. John W. Clute, H. J. Dough
erty. William Call. '
Santa Cruz County: • P. Dorsey, Michael
Curry. John Rooney. Edward Griffith, "William
Murphy, Patrick N'eary.
Nolan, Thomas "Walsh. George Shields, B. Duf
fey. No. 2 — D. S. McCarthy, R. Heaney, A.
Lynn, J. J. Pegnam, Edmond J. Murphy. No.
3— T. J. Desmond, B. McManus, J. Brlen, James
¦¦/mith. No. 4— Frank McAllister. John Kenny,
W, J. Ca^hin. Charles E. McCarthy. Michael
Murphy. Xo. 5 (Berkeley)— J. M. I>oyle, M. C.
Mahoney. J. Hallon, T. Devine. M. J. Power.
No. 6— John Forrest, M. Coakley. J. R. Kelly,
F. Ryan. James Kcl'.er.
THE State Convention of the Ancient
Order of Hiberians will hold its ses
sions in Oakland this year, begin
ning next Monday. The session will
open at 1 p. m. at California Hall, and
in the evening an entertainment and ball
will be given at Reid Hall by the Ala
meda divisions. Tuesday and Wednesday
the sessions will be continued and a ban
quet will be given Tuesday evening. The
State officers for the term, two years,
will be elected and a very active can
vass I? being made. Many new Ideas will
be brought up and this promises to be
a very Important convention for the or
The Ladies* Auxiliary convention will
al?o meet Monday, at 1 p. m., at Hlber
n!a Hall. 120 Ninth street, this city. This
will be the first convention of the ladies
and they have considerable -work before
them. State officers will be elected for
the first time and a State organization
perfected. A banquet will close their
Following are the delegates to the Oak
land convention: Rev. D. O.' Crowley,
State chaplain; J. J. Donovan, State pres-
ident; Ed-ward I. Sheehan, State secre
tary, and John P. Henry, State treas
San Francisco: Division No. 2— Bartley Lee,
M. K. Donleavy, T. L. Clancy, John Kenny, M.
C. Gorham. No. 3— M. J. Manning, Jamea
Burns. M. II. McCafferty, P. J. Sheehy. J. J
Donahue. Xo. 6— Thomas J. Norton, Captain
M. J. Wrin, Charles J. Collins, J. It.
John Hagerty. No. R— J. J. Moran, Charles Mc-
CrjBtle. John W. Shinkwtn, J. H. Maginnls.
Frank Conklln. No. 9— J. C. Ryan. James C.
Daly, Edward Nolan. Frank Boland, Michael
Whflton. Sa. 10— John Coughlln. George J.
Lowe, J. H. Dolan. M. Donohoe, John Donohoe.
No. 11— Daniel Fltzpatrick. John Brennan, F..
D. Sullivan, B. J. Nolan. "William Callopy. No.
12— John V. Dicnan. Thomas Ssearey, Charles
Hurley, Thomas I>oyle. J. F. Kenault. Xo. 14 —
John P Henry. John S. Banner-man. Dr.
Charles J. McCarthy, P. J. Kelleher, P.
O'Urien. No. 17— M. Duane, • M. O'Malioney,
John O'Gara. M. E. McDonnell. R. S. Shenston.
No. 20— Eugene O'Connor, Patrick Maloney,
William O'Shaughnessy, M. E. McEvoy, John
Los Ans?le» County: P. J. McCarthy. M. J.
McGarry. P. J. O'Connor, T. J. Cunningham.
T. J. McGoniele. D. M. McGarry.
Monterey County: Thomas Conley, John H.
Cunan, James F. Riordan, Martin Wallace.
Nevada County: J. Dunnlcllff, O. C. Conlan,
John B. Byrne, Rev. P. J. Cline. T. H. Carr, M.
Oakland: Division No. 1— M. H. McQuire, Con
Officers of the Ancient Order of Hibernians.
To Extend Harrison Street.
OAKLAND; June 8. —The street com
mittee of the City, Council has decided to
open Harrison street north of Twentieth
to : Boulevard ' : terrace. . It is proposed- to
have the extension form a portion, of >. the
Lake Merritt- boulevard. -*4BfiH&
OAKLAND. June 8.-District Attorney
Allen and Supervisors .William H. Chuv:h
and George Roeth leffthis morning for
Sacramento, where they. will appear be
fore the State Board of Examiners as a
committee fnm Alameda County.- to as
certain why the State has not allowed a
number of .Indigent claims presented by
the Board of Supervisors of this county.
Under the laws of the State governing
indlgents, each county Is alloweda cer
aln amount per capita for the support of
aged paupers and half orphans under the
age of 14 years. The claims are presented
yearly to the Board of .Examiners. No
money has been received by -Alameda
County for the last fiscal year, and there
Is now'due about - $17,500.
According to Expert Bullock the Coun
ty Infirmary fund, if replenished with- the
money due from the State, would prove
ample to meet all * accumulated claims on
which payment has been stopped because
of the fear that their liquidation would
exhaust the v fund. . : :
ALAMEDA COUNTY WANTS
MONEY FROM THE STATE
The United States Circuit Court of Ap
peals for the Ninth Judicial'. Circuit will
have the islands - of | Hawaii added to its
already extensive domain on June 1,4, in
conformity with the provisions of the act
providing | for the ¦ government of ; the \ ter
ritory formed by them. All writs of error,
writs and appeals taken from the action
of the. District Court of ; Hawaii will , bo
under the jurisdiction of the • United
States Circuit Court of Appeals for the
Ninth Judicial District, now composed of
California, Oregon, "Washington, Nevada;
Idaho, Montana,. Arizona and Alaska.;
It is" not generally, known to! the, laity
that the Court; of. Appeals; is a court; of
last resort; in other words,' a Supreme
Court, .from whose decisions there can" be
no appeal .except, 'ori Issues affecting
treaties ; between the- United: States .'and
foreign powers , and _ the constitutionality,
of laws.": Its decisions are not 'revlewable
by the Supreme Court of the ¦ United
States except' by* writ of 'certlorari "In.
cases where two Courts of. Appeals render
conflicting, and .contradictory -.opinions
upon the same Issue. Then the United
Decisions of This Tribunal Not Re
viewable in 4J1 Cases Even by
United States; Supreme /
Ninth Appeal District Soon
to Embrace Hawaiian
TO BE EXTENDED
States Supreme Court steps in as umpire
and renders the final decision.
In the Ninth Circuit some of the most
notable decisions in the law books have
been rendered, particular*:' those by Jus
tice Stephen J. Field or. . personal rights
in the Chinese cases and In matters of
constitutional law. It Is a court of great
dignity because of the learning and high
standing of the Judges composing, it. At
certain times, a Justice of the United
States Supreme Court sits as a member,
hears cases and hands down opinions,
which become part of the legal history of
the country. The members of the. Court
of Appeals hold office for life, and the sal
aries they receive from the Government
are claimed to be much too small for the
character and caliber of the men who oc
cupy the bench. Because of the life ten
ure they are beyond the reach of the po
litical vengeance of disappointed litigants,
and they are removed from and indepen
dent of the powerful influences which
sometimes contaminate the ermine under
the political system.
J. J. Moran. Mrs. H. Mulvihlll, Mrs. C. B.
' Columbia Circle No. 2— Mrs. Theo. Richards,
Miss Mary Fou.15% Mrs. B. F. Kraut. Mrs.
James Martin. Mrs. Lena O'Donnell.
Emmet Circle No. 1. Ban Jose— Mrs. M. Far
rell. Miss Eliza llit'Cins. Mrs. C. McN'ally. Mrs.
\\\ B. Ward, Miss L.. Chavernay, Mlas X. SIc-
The great festival to be given by the
order on July 4, at Schuetzen Park, San
Rafaol. is attracting great attention in
general Irish circles as well as among
the Ancient Order of Hibernians. It will
surpass anything* of the Kind heretofore
given. The patriotic t'xcrclses will em
brace reading the Declaration of Inde
pendence, oration by John O'Gara, poem
by Charles D. Smith and a fine literary
and musical programme. -
For the games J500 has bcon set aside
and a cash prize will be given to winner
and second In each event. The games will
be a revival of the old Irish athletic con
tests. A feature will be the contest be
tween the Columbia and Shamrock foot
ball teams. Cash Drizes will also be given
in the jig and reel dancing amounting to
$50. R. C. O'Conner has consented to act
as judge. A full military band has been
engaged for the dancing, and the literary
exercises will be held in the open air so
as,,not to interfere. /
port to his family. Not that he did not
struggle continuously to do his part, but
he was overgenerous, dreamy, easily im
posed upon and utterly lacking In the
sense of proportion. Wherever you find
his type in a family you invariably find
his antithesis, trained in necessity s mill
to oppose and counterbalance the unprac
tical. Mrs. Alcott and Louisa represented
this contrary tendency, the mother brave
ly supporting her husband's theories even
when not entirely in sympathy with them.
Louisa mildly satirizing her fathers
views In her story. "Transcendental wna
Oats." and giving her youth, her strength
and her life to meet the harvest of debts
which these impractical theories reaped.
During the financial panics which as
sailed this happy family Kmerson was i tn»
stanch financial friend, leaving his eifts
Ufcostentatiously under a candlestick, in
the leaves of a book or on a table. It
always hurt Louisa's pride that the fam
ily were obliged to take this kindly prof
fered help, and had It not been that she
knew how much Emerson honored her
good father she could hardly have
brought herself to accept it. It took her
nearly twenty-five years to pay off all the
familv debts, but she finally succeeded in
canceling every one, even those that were
outlawed. Emerson was her idol, ana
during what she terms her sentimental
age slie wrote him long letters after thq
manner of the Bettina-Goethe correspond
ence, but could never screw up her cour
age to send them and finally destroyed
them all. .. . ..
The vegetarian diet upon which the
family subsisted was at least an econom
ical one, and although the family often
wearied of the plain boiled rice and gra
ham bread without milk or butter. Louisa
and her older sister thrived on the plain
fare; neither of the younger sisters im
mortalized in "Little Women" as Beth
and Amy, gained strength from the mo
notonous diet. Had Louisa not been so
phenomenally strong she never could
have accomplished what she did even
with the best intentions In the world.
Taught by their kind father, encouraged
ond helped by their warm-hearted mother,
Vhe Alcott children led a perfectly Joyous
existence at Concord, unmindful of the
impending financial storm. TUth plent>
of housework, doll's dressmaking and
play-acting in the barn, they lived in the
enchanted land of make-believe or romped
with the little Emersons, Channlngs and
Hawthornes. "Pilgrims journeyed over
the hill," writes Louisa, the ringleader,
"with scrip and staff and cockleshells in
their hats; fairies held their pretty revels
among the whispering birches, and straw
berry parties in the rustic, arbor were hon
ored by poets and philosophers, who fed
us on their wit and wisdom while the lit
tle maids served more mortal food. ¦.
In a poem written when 11 years old to
her mother. Louisa Alcott forecasts the
impetus which kept her working so many
I hope that soon, dear mother,
You and I may be
In the uulet room my fancy
Has so often made for thee. ¦
Vhlle I sit close beside you,
Content at last to gee
That you can rest, dear mother.
And I can cherish thee
From the time she was 15 she launched
forth on an Independent career, full of
trials and privations. Teaching school,
sewing, nursing invalids and going out to
service were a few of the many occupa
tions at which she tried her hand. Several
times she came very near going on the
stage; arrangements were made and the
parts assigned, but some unforeseen ac
cident always blocked the fulfillment of
her cherished ambitions. . In the light of
her subsequent career as" an author, pos
terity must rejoice that her histrionic
hopes were nipped Id the bud. : '.
At the age of 23 her first little book.
"Flower Fables." written when she was
only 16, to amuse Emerson's daughter,
found its way into print. It brought but
$32 Into "the Alcott sinking fund." but
was regarded as a sign of promise. She
sent it to the well beloved mother with
this characteristic note: "Dear Mother—
Into your Christmas stocking I have put
my'first born.' knowing that you will ac
cept it with all its faults (for grandmoth
ers are always kind), and look upon it
merely, as an earnest of what I may yet
do." .In the following February she. re
ceived $5 for her first story, and for soma
years after wrote these exciting little
"pot-boilers." supplementing her routine
sewing with- these really inferior tales.
It was not until two yenrs afterward that
she could write in her journal. "The lnsids
of my head can at. least! cover: the out
In a letter to her"father she says: '"I
can't do much with my hands, , so I. will
really lived most of it and if it succeeds
that will be the reason of It." No one
was more surprised than the author at
the phenomenal success of the book; the
sweet family spirit, the delights and
romps, the' blessedness of sacrifice and
the genuine wholesomeness of "Little
Women" proved that the literary disci
pline of the last ten years had not been
in vain and that the extreme naturalness
of her characters entitled them to the
warm welcome given them by the child
hood of America. France, England, Ger
many and Holland.
With the family finally out of debt, the.
beloved "Marmee" surrounded with every
comfort, "to be cherished and helped
tenderly down the long hill she had
climbed so bravely ¦with her many bur
dens." and the younger sister- studying
art in Europe, it would seem as if the
overworked author might at last rest on
her oars. But no. the habit of self-abne
gation. of driviilg- work, had become a
necessity to her and she complied as far
as possible with the steadily increasing
demands of the publishers. Consequently
she records: "Write three pages at once
on impression paper, as Beecher, Roberts
and Low of London all want copy at
once." and then the telltale footnote
added some years later: "This was the
cause of the paralysis of my thumb,
which disabled me for the rest of my
life." The funny side Of everything ap
pealed to Her just as In her heydey years.
and we find her In her forty-first year
writing to her mother this account of a
grave meeting: "Had a very transcen
dental day yesterday and at night my
head was 'swelling visibly' with the ideas
cast Into it. The club was a funny mix
ture of rabbis and needy old ladles, the
'oversoul' and oysters. Papa and B. flew
clean out of sight like a pair of piatonic
balloons and we tried to follow, but
With her cherished purpose of support-
Ing the family always In view she
seemed in love with her lot and among
the delicious outbursts in her journal
there are no complainings or envious com
parisons with the more fortunate career
of the sister whom *he was educating
abroad. Occasionally there is an eloquent
sentence like this: "She (Anna) is a happy
woman! I sell my children and, though
they feed me, they don't love me as hers
do." In the midst of her work she took
a year's vacation abroad, vlsltlns with
May and relaxing a little until she heard
in Italy of the death of John. Meg's hus
band in "Little Women." She wa3 great
ly shocked, for she loved and honored this
noble brother, and she Immediately set vo
¦work upon a new book -which should put
his wife and children beyond the clutches
of poverty. "Little Men" was the result;
50,000 copie3 were sold before Its publica
tion and this sequel to "Little Women"
was as eagerly awaited as war or stock
bulletins. Although she declared by thia
time that her brain was squeezed dry, she
wrote "Eight Cousins" and its sequel.
"Rose in Bloom," "Under the Lilacs" and
numberless short stories for the leading
Juvenile magazines. "When the artist sis
ter died abroad a short time after her
marriage her little girl baby came acros3
the ocean to make her home with the
loving Aunt Louisa, for whom she was
named. For eight years this little one
was a heart-gladdener to the faithful over
worked woman who was now almost at
the finish of her life work.
Mrs. Alcott had died in her daughter's
arms; her father was nearing his ninetieth
year, happy and appreciative of her poem
to him beginning:
Dear Pilgrim, waiting patiently
The long, long journey nearly done.
She was tenderly devoted to him m his
declining years, proud of his fine mind
and proud of his pride In her. as evidenced
In the sonnet which he wrote to- her when
she started out "to nurse the wounded
soldier, swathe the dead," closing with the
words "I press thee to my heart as Duty'3
faithful child.'? She died unconscious that
he had gone to his rest three days be-
In spite of the sadness of this life so
shortened by overcare and overwork there
is comfort in the thought that the heroic
self-sacrifice was not in vain; that she
accomplished her lofty ideals, lived to see
her loved 1 ones rnjoy the comfort she had
wrought and died, after molding wisely
the youthful minds of two generations,
truly loved hy more children than any
writer before or since. Surely she has a
clear title to be classed among: those
whom George aiacDonald beautifully calls
Note— This concludes the "Biographical
Studies for Girls." An examination as a
basis for the granting of certificates win
be ' published on Thursday next.
XVII. LOTTISA MAY ALCOTT.
BY CHARLOTTE BREWSTER JORDAN
j Those who would thoroughly under
stand the childhood of Louisa M. Alcott
have but to read "Little Women," "Little
Men," "Jo's Boys" and the other juvenile
books wherein the joys, work, romps and
sorrows of the Alcott family are faith
fully portrayed. As Jo, the lovable tom
boy, strong in will, awkward in body, Im
pulsive In thought, moody, high-spirited
and noble-hearted, she has charmed,
amused and interested the children of two
generations, and as long as frank and
natural childhood, with its struggles and
victories, is rightly estimated so ldng will
succeeding generations continue to enjoy
her original books.
From her mother, Abba May. Louisa
May Alcott inherited her keen sense of
humor, her passionate devotion to her
family and her brave tendency to make
the best of things; from her father she
Inherited her uncommon mind, her pure
mlndedness and love of philanthropy. A.
Bronson Alcott, the devoted friend of Em
erson, who called him "the American
Plato," was a man of singular upright
ness of character, gentleness and piatonic
wisdom, who apparently understood the
tenets of transcendentalism far better
than the mulplication table. So serenely
unpractical was this charming man that
during the greater part of his life he was
a distinct financial drag, rather than sup-
make a battering ram of my head and
make a way through this rough-and
tumble world." That she was able to use
all parts of her body is well proved by
her records of a day's work, consisting of
the family housework in the morning,
followed by a twenty-mile walk; in ths
afternoon more housework and two $o0
stories written for the Youth's Compan
ion, and a ball in the evening. To these
duties she added that of nurse of the fam
ily. She gave up her work in Boston to
care for the invalid sister who died In her
arms. . Mother, father and other slster3
were coaxed through many an illness by
her tender ministrations. It was. there
fore, but natural that at the time of the
Civil War Louisa's smoldering patriotism
should find expression in an ardent wish
to devote her knack at nursing to her
For six weeks she tended the sick and
dying and thea she succumbed to ty
phoid pneumonia. Home nursing brought
her back from the delirium in whtch «h«>
had raged for a month, but she wa* never
really well again. Her "Hospital Sketches."
made up largely of home letters, had
an Immense sale; so that the young au
thor, then 30 years old. found that al
though she had stropped back to a world
of unceasing lnvalldism It nevertheless
hel<I out the golden promise through
which her sacred mission to her 'family
was to be fulfilled.
The success of her "Hospital Sketches"
led Roberts Brothers to ask Miss Alcott
to write a story for girl3. This she was
bo sure that she could not do that she
wrote them a book to prove it. In this
work she drew largely on the dear life
of "The' Pathetic Family." as she humor
ously called the home people, and handed
it dubiously to the publisher, saying: "We
Is Anticipated by
Affairs of the Or
der Will Be Con-
sidered and Dis
BIOGRAPHICAL STUDIES FOR GIRLS.
by Seymour Eaton.
i Will Begin Next
Monday and Last
Preparing for a
and Heavy Work
THE NEW HALL
Contractors Must Release All
Claims for Work on
Supervisors' Joint Committee Decides
to Settle the Vexing Matter Fin
ally and as Speedily as
The Supervisors* joint committee on ju
diciary and public buildings decided yes
terday on Comto's motion to recommend
to the Board of Supervisors that the Hall
of Justice building be accepted by the
city upon the Flgnlr.g of a proper release
by the contractors and their bondsmen of
a!l claims growing out of the erection of
» :ne building rr the carrying out of the
contract of 1S97 or subsequent contracts
It was also decided to frame a resolu
tion directing the Auditor to pay out of
a balance of $12,232 in the money set aside
Sor erecting the structure certain claims
r.eld by employes who have been engaged
in mailing alterations in the buildinp.
Chairman Dwrer stated that work had
ccen performed by day laborers, and that
they had not been paid as yet. He In-
Fietcd that they were entitled to their pay
ano the committee agreed with him.
J. F. Kennedy, repre? entin? the Pacific
turety Company, stated that he could not
give the city any bond for claims which
:r.ight bo presented against the city by
Kateman Bros. The committee was not
deposed to accept the building unless a
release cf al! claims against the construc
tion fund was presented by this flra or
& bend given by the Surety Company in
eunr.F the city against any claims of the
original contractors. Architect Shea ar
gued that Eateman Bros, could have no
c"a;m en account of their forfeited con
Shea & Shea were authorized to employ
b W2.tchn-.an to care for the personal
property of the city in th* building at a
«=a!ary of $2 per day until it Is finally ac
"".Veils Drury addre5?ed the Board re
pardlng his petition that the criminal de
rartments r.f tho Superior Courts be al
lowed to remain in their present quarters '
In the City K-~.ll and not transferred to
the Hall of Justice. He argued that great
expent-e would be avoided, and that it was
advisable to keep the criminal depart
,*r <?r!t5 ; of the Superior Court separate and
('.Istinct fmm the PoHcr Courts.
<T*»"rpe D. Shadhurne and Henry H.
JV'id contended that the pian of having
all the criminal department? under one
rr>of wr.s an ideal one and had been pro
vided for by legislative act. Considera
tion wns postponed until after the ac
ceptaace of the building.
Camera*, photographic supplies, books,
on photography and books for unmounted
photographs. Printing and developing done
in the latest styles. Sanborn,. Vail & Co.,
7*1 Market street. •
Crushed by a Train.
WHEATLAND, June 8.— While attempt-
Ing to beat a southbound freight train this
morning John L. Ross, a transient la
borer, fell beneath the cars and both his
legs were cut off.. He will die.
The dispute between Tax Collector Scott
and the National Athletic Club over the
revocation qf the former's 'license to con
duct sparring exhibitions was submitted
to Judge Murasky for decision yesterday.
The application of E. C. Kilpatrick. the
late principal of the ¦ Business Eyeningr
School, for a judicial review of the action
of the Board of Education dismissing him
from his position was argued' before
Judge Murasky yesterday. General
Barnes, who represented Kilpatrick. 'con
tended that the board lacked jurisdiction
to dismiss hlft client, as the charges of
misconduct against him were not formally
filed by Superintendent Webster. Assist
ant City Attorney Brobeck filed a demurr
er to Kilpatrick s petition and the court
took the matter under advisement. -N
The application of Samuel Rehfisch. do
ing business under the firm name of O. M.
Kutz & Co., for a writ of injunction re
straining James Galway and others from
boycotting: his shoe manufacturing estab
lishment or otherwise injuring him, was
submitted for decision to Judge Seawell
from legal cause and does not take away the
right to collect salaries for such period. We
agree also with the conclusion of City Attor
ney Lone holding that the Board of Fire Com
missioners may prant leaves of absence to
members of the Fire Department, but we do
not find anything similar to It in the chapters
on other departments.
As to the County Clerk, Sheriff, Recorder,
District Attorney and Coroner, it may be
claimed that they are officers whose powers
and duties are given by the county government
act or other general laws, and for that rea
scn cannot be controlled by the provisions of
the charter to which reference has been made.
For these reasons we advise that you ure not
authorized to audit any demand for the salary
of any employe of the city and county, except
as we have stated, accruing 1 while such em
ploye Ik absent Irom duty on leave from the
head of his department and not in the actual
performance of said duties..
RECITAL BY PUPILS OF
MISS MAMIE C. BARRETT
Ft*-"UI : ¦¦• ;..-.trh to The Call.
MONTEREY. June &.— Ignacio Silva. a.
r«irtucuese resident of this place, at
tempted to commit suicide yesterday by
Jumping into the l:ay from the deck of a
fi'Mmcr I vine alongside the wharf. He
• w.-;s rr-scufd at once, however, by the oc
[SQptata of a near-by rowboat. It is be
•^•v'-d he was suffering from temporary
" Jjiiity, prr»ducpd by a protracted spree.
Jumped Into the Bay.
Special Wfva.trii to Tbe CsJI.
MONTEREY. June S.-The Monterey
County Agricultural Association held lib
regular annual session on Wednesday last
in Salinas to elect officers and -discuss the
advisability cf resuming the custom of
holding an agricultural fair and races
« very fall
The following officers were elected: Hon.
3(-r*e D. Carr, prf«id*-nt; J. B. person,
vice president; J. J. Kelly, secretary. It
vns decided to hold a fair this year im
mediately after the coming racing meet
in Ban Jose, and the following com ml t
ir>rs were appointed to take the prelim
inary Fteps toward that end: Premium
<-'>mmittee — H. S. Ball, J. A. Trescony.
K. N\ Mathews; Bpeed committee — T. J.
Field. C. Z. Hebcrt. A. Wldemann.
Action Taken by Konterey County
) * Agricultural Association.
WILL HOLD A FAIR.
One of the Most Noteworthy Events
in the Season of Music at
F;"-'!U r-i F p»tch to The Call.
?ACRAMENTO. June 8.— One of the
;t noteworthy events In the present
te a? 1 ***:** nf mvislc in this city was the reci-
D to-nipht at Y. M. C. A. Hall by
tbe | ¦.;r**:'-s of Miss Mamie O. Barrett. The
oral mopt refreshingly adorned with
•i plants and was filled with friends
• ..<¦- uachor and pupils, not a few of
v .-;. rn had come from San Francisco and
: points* especfally to be present. Miss
rrett has been teaching only a few
j .-!:? Fince hor return from a year's
. with Prcfrssor Barth in Berlin, but
n in thfs phort time she has proven
her pupils' performance the correct
nes* of her met hod. —
I>own to the youngest pup'.l there was
remark' <1 a certain depth of tone, artistic
p!-ras:r.fr and. aborr- all. absolute *-ase
and relaxation coupled with sureness and
firmness of touch. One of the distinct
treats of tbe evening was the "Etude
Tremolo" of Gott?chalk by Mrs. W.O.Col
1:. s the rapidity and endurance which
Bhe ;r.r:.-!ifosted winning much praise. A
del&htfnl contrast to this was the
rir^amy "Berceuse" of Cnqpin. played
•w" h exquldte expression and delicacy by
Mrs. Dunster. One of the most attrac
e f-o'.os of the evening was the Lizst
.^ppodie-s No. 12, played with wonder
: prPc-iFion anyd artistic interpretation
¦ Miss Beedee. Mis? Shelley played
•with much ea5e and style the difficult
faut&sle "MidEummer'f Night's Dream."
fh.- ie preparing to study with Professor
I artll and will leave for Berlin in Sep
"the programme, which aboundwj in ex
o'irr.t. performances, ran as follows:
C^rt*>t-S<*r*>nade •• • ¦ • •• - M OMrt
ilastf-r* Fountain Jchiu-on. Ralph Jost
I^nysl Isaac, Rwo» Platt.
•Nocturne ..." KrzyzanowKki
Mis5 Uottle Ellen Johnson.
Trio— Bolero ........... Etrea bog
Miss Josephine Seaman. Miss Sherman.
TVaJtz iI :rf.. P . 1 *. t .V. Jensen
Master Rnsooe Platt.
(a) Pwert R»»vr)e <b), Skylark.... TBchalkoweky
Master Fountain Johnson.
Quarts— Funeral March Chopin
Mi?* Glfford. M!*e Johnson. Miss Smith
and Mies Montfort
F*-con4 mazurka Echeverria
Mis* Ellita Kint.
JIunrarUn Dance No. 7 Brahms
Mirs Florence Fmith.
r>uo— Flavlsche Tar.ze No. 6 Dvorak
SfJftS Evm Montfort and Miss Curtis.
Simple Aveu ; Thome
Miss Pearl Platt.
Mis* Lily Pherman.
Cuartet— HunRarian Dance No. 7 Brahms
Miss Etephenfton. MIfs Brisker. Miss Jest
and Miss Mat*elle Kkelton.
fourth mazurka Godard .
Mlfs Edna Curtis. '
Tlrtt mazurka Borowski
Miss Georgia Brisker.
Duo — Dans' Mnoabre Saint -Saens
MIks Shelley and Miss Bedee.
Miss Dottie Stephenson.
£tu<> (tremolo) Gottschalk
Mrs. \V. C. Collins.
raj TVarum? .• Schumann
<b) J-a.-lUon Grteg
Miss Pearl Jort.
Quartet— Reveil du Lton De Kontski
Miss Bedee. Mr*. Collins 1 . Miss Shelley .
ar.i Mrs. Dunster.
Air de Ballet No. 2: Chaminade
Miss Irene Glfford.
RbajMoaie Honcrolse >'o. 12 Liszt
Miss Sadye Bedee.
<a) Berceuse Chopin
(b) Etude op. 2S. No. 9 Chopin
Mrs. W. H. Dunster.
Fantaffie— Midsummer's Nlgtifs Dream
Miss Ida HjTleSd Shelley.
Octet-Caprice Brilliant LaviBnac
I Mrs. Colllnf. Miss Bedee, Miss Jost, Mrs.
:•¦.•.-•¦-. Mies Kinr. Miss Curtis. Mist
Piatt mnd Mls« Gifford.
PUtt's Ctlcr.i't. t.t ; Best Disi&fecttat, '
destroys disease-breeding matter. •
WHO MAY DRAW
Good News for the Firemen
and the Public School
Paid Holidays Occur Only When Al
lowed by Law. So City Officers
Must Pay for Their
Another rrovinlon reads that no demand shall
b* allowed by the Auditor In favor of any cJty
emnlov»s for the time he shall have absented
himself' without legal cause during office hours.
It is then apparent that at least legal causs
must exlet as an excuse for absence. We recog
nize that '¦legal cause" exists whenever by rea
son of holidays tbe public offices are closed,
hut we fall to find In the charter any authority
riven to any department to grant leave of ab
sence except in the case of the Fire Depart
ment. Without a erant of power it must be
hell that Us exercise cannot be rightfully
C The ab»»nce of teachers from the public
echools durtne the ordinary vacation arises
Auditor Wells received yesterday, from
his attorneys. Lloyd & Wood, an opinion
In reply to his inquiry "Can any of the
deputies, clerks or other employes of the
city and county be allowed pay for time
of absence from duty when on vacation
leave?" In their opinion the attorneys
hold that the charter provides that no
employe of the city and county shall be
paid for a eriater time than that covered
by his actual service and that it would
be a violation of the charter to allow com
oensation Tor time of absence from official
duty The opinion continues:
HIBERNIANS WILL COME TOGETHER
FROM EVERY PORTION OF THE STATE
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, SATURDAY, JUNE 9, 1900.
Martha Washlncton Circle No. 1— Mrs. J. J.
Donovan, Miss Dillon, Miss H. Fltzpatrlck, Mrs.
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