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FILES A REPORT
Increase in Average
LAST YEAR'S ROLLS STUFFED
TWO NEW SCHOOLS ADDED AND
Department Has Four More Teachers
a Ye.-.r Ago. but Eighteen
Are IT a assigned and Draw
Superintendent of Schools R. H. Web
ster filed his annual report with the
Board of Supervisors yesterday. The re
port contains a vast amount of informa
tion concerning the School Department of !
this city, and the facts are arranged in i
a remarkably clear and comprehensive
form. The report shows, among other
things, that San Francisco now conducts
but ninety schools, whereas las year the
number was ninety-two. The change in ;
these figures is the result of abolishing I
four evening schools and the establish- j
ment of one new grammar and one new
The total enrollment this year is 45.570,
an apparent decrease from the enroll- j
ment of a year ago. but the stuffing of
the rolls by the old board, or with it* !
sanction, was so notorious that the com
parison signifies nothing. Again, the fig
ures give the total number of pupils be
longing to the schools last year as 0T,225.
with an average daily attendance of 3.5,11(5.
This year the total number of pupils :
actually attending school is S>.lC*l. and the j
average daily attendance is G6.?40.
The average monthly wages of the men
teachers in the grammar and primary
grades is 5134 and for women teachers
S7£; in the high schools the average for
men is $!•£ and for women $121. Four
principals of grammar schools of eighteen
classes receive $?» each per month, and |
four high school principals receive $250
each per month. There are 1015 regular
teachers with classes in the department;
thirty-six substitute day teachers, five
substitute evening school teachers and
eighteen teachers who are una^signed md
draw no salary— a total of 1074 as com
pared with 10TO a year ago. During the i
year two teachers resigned, ■'-■ dree
were dismissed, fourteen were dropped "
because their positions were abolished.
two were placed on the retired list and
two died, cringing the total number ia
the department down to IW7. From June
30, 1898, to June SO. I*9o. sixty-seven new
teachers were elected, making the total
number of teachers of ail classes <includ-
Ing the eighteen unassigned teachers) up
The following tables show the distri
bution of teachers and pupils among the
various schools and the total number of
each on the rolls of the department:
Total enrollment— IS9B. 1599.
,«an Francisco Normal 5ch001.... 133 M
li:s?h School 1.365 1.254
Polytechnic H'zh School 731 Sl4
Grammar and primary schools — 40.74$ 4 r >.r74 ;
Evening schocis " -4 6.258
Totals 50.101 45.570
Total averape number of p-upils
belonging to the schools 37,2^3 £S,ISI
Average daily attendance —
Normal school US 120
Ktph School 1.043 1.153
Polytechnic High School ?<27 i«SO
Grammar anl primary schools 3>~>.«3.> S!.>iil
Evening schools 2.553 3 25
Total 35.116 35.940
NUMBER OF TEACHERS IN THE DEPART
Men. Wcmen. Total.
Hierh Schocls CLo-well.
Girls' and Mission IS 26 44
Polytechnic K:sh school ....110 14 124
Grammar <ir.clui:r.g vice
principal*) 10 27? 2*5
Primary - *$- *54
Evening 44 S3 133 '
Grammar and primary
(without classes) "- 43 57
Vnassigned and substitute
day teachers 1 c 3" <
K*?u!ar substitutes (even-
Uie schools 14 5
Physical culture * ... Z
Manual training I ... 2.;.
History 1 I I
Sowing 5 °
Totals 1« 572 1.C74
Number of principals In
cluded ia totai 25 64 £■>
Number of principals not
required to teach classes... 22 45 67
Nurr.br of vice principals
incltded In total 14 24 Z$
Superintendent Webster also filed his
annual report as secretary of the Teach
ers' Annuity and Retirement Fund Com
mission. The report shows that the re- j
cipts during the past year were 117.574 4*,
which with S-W 97 on hand at the be
jrinnine of the -. ear amounted to a total j
of J23 $21 43. The disbursements for the i
«=ame period were JIT - S 5 . leaving a bal
£i« nn hand June 30, I*<*. of JSW6 06.
Contributors to the fund include .3S
teachers who pay $1 a month each and i
141 teacher 3 who pay 50 cents a month
each Seventeen teachers are drawing
annuities ranging from $23 to %■» a month.
ANNUAL REPORT OF
Assessor Dodgre led his annual report
with the Board of Supervisors yesterday.
It is a lengthy affair and attached to it
is a copy of a long report to the Sur
veyor General of the State in the form of
a list of the manufacturing establish
ments in the city, with the number of
employes ar.d the total value of the
product in each clays. '
Recording to the Assessor's figures the
a*s«»s<=ed personal property (secured and
unsecured) amounts to a total of 5122,4<6.
--«"l The figures on the real estate roll
foot upIS2S,46S.TO. of which U5? .072^52
iva« assessed against land and J%>3.120
asainst improvements. The assessment
of personal property poured and un s :
cured) last year was »^.;^.^ while the
r-al estate roll footed up $252,<65.i30. The
entire assessment a year ago. real estate
and personal property, was J302.34-i .r^l,
against $407.442,<3S this year, an increase
for 1539 of $55,tf«.627. The tax on personal
property (unsecured) for the year 189*
was J525.60* 1S and the poll tax »2.217.
whil* the total for the year lS9s was
The Assessor states that the expenses
of his office for the fiscal year were J112,
--631 35. all of which, with the exception of
J3151 53 was for salaries. The amount
paid out during this period for extra help
was $75,334 S6. but the Assessor states
that while this Is an unusual amount
that portion paid out during: that part of
the fiscal year coming under his adminis
tration was no more than the customary
The appended report to the Surveyor
Genera] shows there are 23 manufactur
ing industries In San Francisco, whose
acmaai product equals or exceeds
B ''■ •■ ar* 3 cracker manufac
tories with an annual product valued at
11.500 ,000; * chemical works, product val
ued at $1,500,000; 27 clothing factories,
product J1.50O.0O0; five electric light com
panies, product 12.000.000: 11 flour, feed
and meal mills, product $2,50<>,000: 40 foun
dries and machine shops, product J" • -
: wool scouring and grading houses,
product $2,000,000; two wire and wire rope
manufactories, product $1,000,000: 34 book
binderies, product S.,iJuO,<»J: 30 breweries
product $3,000,000; 27 coffee, spice and
chocolate mills, product $3,000,000; 315
cigar manufactories, product $1,750,000;
9 fruit canning and preserving factories,
product $3 ■ - • ries, product
$3,000,000; 25 giass factories, product
$1 • ■ millinery a product
$3 100.000; " pi vision packing nous.-?,
product $2 '■■ ■ • manufactories,
$1,200.0 i - product
ma • es. product
$1,300,000: 1 sug-r - product J14.211.
--516: 3 tanneries, pro I ' S
product I "
Report of Almshouse Superintendent.
i^nt of the
City . ■ se for the
was filed with
the Board of S
s that the to) for the
month wen $7494 20 of » : —
SURPRISED A WITNESS
PRELIMINARY HEARING OF J. F.
Four Witnesses Examined, but Noth
ing of Importance Added to
What Is Already Known.
The ; reiiminary examination of Joseph
P. Ftt-nr.a. charged with th< murder of
James ' 1 real estate agent, in
the Cr - r lilding, was resumed before
:;ns appei- --^cial
tor I Attor ■ mer for the
Nothing • • was
■ - •
r testified to having
been called from his office on the fifth
floor to examine Turner's body.. When he
reached the body Turner gasped once or
twice and died.
Walter J. Andrews, a manufacturer's
agent, whose office is on the third floor,
near the elevator, testified that he was
dictating letters to his stenographer when
he heard a shot, followed by four others.
The first four ere in rapid succession,
but there was a slight pause between the
fourth and fifth. He went out of his
office and saw the defendant standing in
the corridor, and Turner or. the floor.
lying on his face. Some one turned the
John R. Keefe, superintendent of the
building, testified that he heard the five
shots, and when he reached the scene
there was a cloud of smoke. Turner was
on the floor and the defendant was stand
ing near the body. The defendant was so
very cool that witness looked around to
see who had done the shooting, never sus
pecting him. The defendant said: "I did
ft to defend myself." Witness ran for Dr.
Spencer, and on his return saw the de
fendant give a pistol to Policeman Ross.
Archibald 'all urn, whose office la in
room 27 with A. B. Paul, the witness who
testified on Saturday, testified practically
the same as Paul. Witness asked the
defendant, as he pointed to Turner's pros
trate body. "Who is that?" and the de
fendant replied: "That is Turner; he
said he was going to k:ii me and I had to
protect myself." Defendant asa him to i
keep 'a letter for him. which was intro
duced in evidence, and proved to be a
letter from a surveyor ImLassen County
as to certain lands being in Shasta Coun
ty owing to a change in a recent survey
of the boundary between the two coun
ties. In cross-examination he said that
defendant had been in the habit of coming
to his office to see Mr. Gregory in !
the mornings. from 9 to 9:30 o'clock. The
examination will be continued this morn
CROWDS AT THE FAIR.
A Silver Invitation for William J
Increased crowds at M-chanics' Pavilion
attest the growing popularity of the Fair
The exhibits are now ir. good shape and
present a beautiful appearance under the
myriads of lights.
The board of directors had an extended
meeting last night and among other bus
iness transacted they decided to send to
Hon. William J. Bryan a silver plate of
invitation asking him to visit the Fair
Thursday. As Mr. Bryan will be here to
day instead of Thursday he is expected to
visit the Fair this afternoon.
During last evening the band rendered
the following programme:
1 Overture. "Siese of Rocfcelle" Balfe
2 March, •"West End" Bellstedt
j' Walt*, "Chine** Lantern" IV A- y
/ Patrol "Brownies" Meacham
B Selection. "Wizard of the Nile".. ..Herbert
«' Solo for cornet Ml*s Alice Raymond
7 Scenes from "Lohengrin" Wagner
l" Galop "Jockey Club" Bach
9' Gavotw. "Abschied" Kappejr
19. Ballet, Suit*. "Fautt" * ...Oouowd
THE SAZN FRANCISCO CALL, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 1899.
BEAR FLAGS ARE
ASTIR FOR SONS
Santa Cruz Decked in
DUBOCE A GUEST OF HONOR
CALIFORNIA VOLUNTEERS WILL
BE IN ATTENDANCE.
Transportation Committee of tha Na
tive Sons Makes an Important
Change in the Leaving of
Colonel Victor Duboce. command
ing the First California Volunteers.
Major Boxton of that regiment and
Major Bice, commanding the Cali
fornia Heavy Artillery, •will be the
guests of honor of the executive
committee of the citizens of Santa
Cruz during the celebration of the
Native Sons of the Golden West in
that city. The invitation, which was
brought to this city by Milton Besse,
grand marshal of the order, was con
veyed to the officers at the Presidio
yesterday by L. F. Byington. presi
dent of the joint committee, and
James P. Dockery, marshal of the
San Francisco parlors. Several hun
dred of the volunteers have also sig
nified their intention of witnessing
the State's big birthday party, and
will leave on Friday in a special
If Grand President Frank Mattlson and
Grand Marshal Milton Besse are to be be
lieved everyone in Santa Cruz has quit
his usual occupation and gone to getting
gloriously ready for the Native Sons. All
sorts of red. white and blue tales of what
Santa Cruz and her hospitable citizens
intend to do when the big special train
gets In there on the evening of the Bth,
have been floating this way since the ex
citement started, but nothing in the way
of a definite announcement had been made
until Grand Marshal Besse, who Is also
Sheriff of the County, got up here Wed
nesday night and declared himself. The
sale of round-trip tickets since that time
has doubled Itself.
The Santa Cruzans have not taken into
their calculations that the Natives are
going to provide a considerable part of
their own entertainment but have gone
ahead Just as though they were expected
to do the whole thing. They have Just
finished dumping several thousand dol
lars Into the mouth of the San Lorenzo
and the result is that that stream has
been converted into a lake which, after
it has been strung over with thousands
of vari-colored Incandescent lights, will
be lie scece oX lie big water carnival I
which la scheduled to take place on Mon
day night next.
Just who is to be queen of the carnival
is not yet determined; Miss Anna Lm
scott, the beautiful daughter of J. A.
Llnscott. Superintendent of the Schools of
the county, and Miss May Baldwin,
daughtet of L. K. Baldwin, the Santa
Cruz banker, and a prominent Native
Daughter, are running very close together
in the lead and only the last of the week
will teU the story.
By Friday evening Pacific avenue, the
main street, will be aflutter with flags
and eav bunting. Under the direction of
R. H. Pringie, chairman of the decora
tion committee, and Enoch Alzina. that
w rk has already begun . ■ ey 13
being spared upon It. Carl Kratzenstein,
~rnan of the accommodation commit
u wired ar. assurance to this city
that no native need cast about for an
empty dry-BO" ■> xp r vacant lamp post;
will be rooms for everyone and no
danger of a repetition of the unhap: x
perience of some of those who did not
take their lodgings with them to Santa
Crux's first carnival. The work of getting
guests to their rooms will fall upon Mr.
Kratzenstein and H. J. Bias, chairman of
the reception committee. The city has
been divided into eight districts and a
force of small I to act as guides
in each section. The financing of the
ne has faHen largely on the should
•' Mayor Lamb. W. D. Haslam. cash
ier of the City Bank, and L. Foster Young
of the Bank of Santa Cruz County.
The programme at the Santa Cruz end
of the line - ' ■ *•* arranged is as tol-
W8: Friday night— Parade and flre
- ~ fr.'>m the Union Depot up Pa> Ific
avenue to general headquarters. Satur
day—Parade of military and civic orgar.!
--s and Pai - ' ■ Native Sons
and Daughters and in the evening, liter
receptions at the vari-
Sui i the festive
native may have it any way he likes: on.
. ie of the railway track at the beach
be a ?acred concert and on the
other - • " -' ball game. On M n
day mcrning Ralph Miller is going to quit
selling bathing suits at the Xeprun?
Baths" and spend his time superintending
the biggest clam-bake and bulls"-head
breakfast the town ever projected. On
Monday evenine will occur the b!g ever.t.
the Venetian Water Carnival on the
Lewis F. Byington and Grand Marshal
Docker\- spent yesterday in closing with
lifroad company final arrangements
; "- trans] rtation. Th-ir visit to the b!g
building resulted in one important change
the notice of which every
orie v* tends going to Santa Cruz oil
Saturday morning should cutout and paste ; '
in his hat, or on his valise, or somewhere I
else where he will see it often enough to
bear it in mind. All of the posters that ;
have been issued, and the tickets them- '
selves, state that the special train on '
Saturday morning will leave at 7:43 '
o'clock. The hour has been changed to
6:43. just one hour earlier, and no matter
what the posters and tickets say the train
will leave at that time.
This change was made necessary by the
fact that the parade in Santa Cruz will
form at 11 o'clock, fully an hour before
the morning' train would have arrived. !
The revised schedule is as follows:
September B— From San Francisco: All I
trains, broad and narrow gauge, also spe- '
cial train from ferry landing at S:3O p. m.
From Oakland and Aiameda: All trains
narrow gauge, also special train from
Fourteenth and Franklin streets at S:3G
September &— From San Francisco: Via .
narrow gauge. 6:45 and 8:15 a. m. ; via
broad guage. Third Street Depot, 9 a. m.
From Oakland and Alameda: Morning
narrow gauge trains.
ATHENS IN LINE.
Alam?da's Baby Parlor Prom- j
ises Something New and
Athens Parlor. No. US, N. 8. G. W., is !
the youngest parlor in Aiameda county.
At the last celebration the parlor created i
1 a decided sensation by the novel features j
it introduced in the parade, and the boys '
of Athens were complimented on the fine
appearance they made. This year they I
do not propose to be outshone by any of •
the local parlors and will be recognized
in the parade by reason of the novelties I
they propose to have in line. From the i
enthusiasm manifested the committee
feels that the entire membership will be
The following costume has been sub- I
mitted by the committee for the consid- j
eration of^he members. White duck coat !
and trousers, white golf cap. blue vestlet
and blue bow tie. The members will also
wear with these a white shirt, standing
collar and white shoes. Each member
will carry a white parasol with poppy rib
bon trimmings. The regulation poppy
color badge will also be worn. A band of
I twelve pieces will accompany the parlor
I to Santa Cruz and help entertain their
I many friends at their headquarters at the
I Pacific Ocean House.
The Ninth of September Committee
from Athens Parlor consists of J. N. I '
Fogarty, chairman, and Benjamin F. '
Woolner and F. A. Losh, and are working '
zealously to make Athens' part in th« 1
celebration a success. (
The past presidents of this parlor are: ,
W. S. C. Schmidt. Benjamin F. Woolner .
C. H. Olllnger. C. D. Maloney. L. A. Hln- '
man, W. E. Farno. J. N. Fogarty, C. H. '
Green and Milton G. Perkins, the latter a •
•an of United States Senator Perkjju. jj
A Marked Advance in
SHIP - BUILDING IS DELAYED
CONTRACTORS UNABLE TO FIN
ISH THEIR WORK.
Several Firms Make Applications for
Extension of Time and New
Bids Exceed CongTess'
Special Dispatch to The Call.
WASHINGTON, Sept. s.— The r.avy is
beginning to feel seriously the effect- of
the heavy advance in the steel market.
To-day the shipbuilding firm of Laily &
Co. of Boston asked for a year's exten
- : from October 1 in building the tor
pedo-boat? Delong ar.d Blakeley. now un
der construction in their yards. The Nlx
• - at F";zab<cthport. N. J.. who are
; building the torpedo-boats Nicholson and
j O'Brien, have stated to the naval officials
! that it is impossible for them to get forg
-- ... - : its and :• Is expected that
: they will ask for an extension. There are
, twelve of the torpedo-boats and destroy
; ers under construction in various yards,
: and all are affected by the "steel famine"
i and the heavy prices, so it is expected
j that extensions will be asked on all these
The prospect is that the bids on the six
protected cruisers to be opened on No
-r i will be much higher than was
expected when the appropriation for them
was made. It is roughly estimated
that the steel in hulls has advanced
it 50 per cent, in engines 40 per cent, in
I boilers 3>> per cent, and the average ad
vance on all classes of steel used in ships
Is about 35 per < - I
The engineering bureau has also felt the
advance, not only in increased prices but
in an inability to get material and build
ings inside the limit rixed by Congress.
On a recent purchase of electric cranes
the advance was found to be about 25 per
cent. In the contracts for material for
•wer plant at New York the increase
i ranged fr □ I 60 per cent, the latter
applying to engines.
The bureau of yards and docks is un
able to proceed with a number of building
ecta at navy-yards and stations owing
to the advance in ste*J. This is the case
as to the large buildings at the New York
N ivy-yard, all the bids being in ex
the amount allowed by Congress. The
: same is true of the ordnance shops at the
L^agrie Island yard. Philadelphia, and of
ral lesser projects.
Civil Engineer Cunningham of the bu
reau of yards and docks says structural
■tee! has advanced 100 per cent and in
some cases 390 per rent. Admiral O'Neil
of the bureau of ordnance says ordnance
is about the only branch not affected by
:~e in steel. Gunmetal is used only
by the army and navy, so that there is
no commercial demand to send up the
COME TO REVIEW THE
HEER JUNGHAEXDEX IS HERE
The Famous Expert Emphasizes the
Importance of the Competition
for the University of Cali
The interest which the international
competition for the Phebe Hearst plan of
the University of California arouses in
America as in Europe ie manifested by
the presence In this city of Herr Max
Junehaendel, the architect and author
from Berlin. He came in compliance to
the request of leading European art re
views to criticize the results of the com
petition. Herr Junghaendel has perhaps
traveled more than any other architect
and has seen nearly every architectural
creation of importance which Europe, the
Orient and America have produced. He
had to see them with the eye of a critic,
having to select the best for the costly
works he edited and which, for the care
ful selection and artistic reproduction of
the objects, are considered the foremost
of their class. Herr Junghaendel is at
present engaged in the preparation of a
large work on the achievements of mod
ern American architecture, which is in
great demand in Europe and which he
believes will be the most interesting one
he ever edited. He gained his spurs by
the excellent criticisms he wrote twelve
years ago on the international competi
tion for the facade of the Milan Cathe
dral. With reference to the present com
petition, he said yesterday:
"As an architect I am naturally highly
Interested in it. There is no doubt that
this competition is the greatest one to
which architects of all the world ever
have been invited. It is as much the
magnitude of its design to create the larg
est and most perfect university in the
world as the unusual generosity of its
execution which make this competition
for surpass any other one. Never be
fore were architects confronted with such
a gigantic scheme and had to puzzle with
J The Wonderful Musical Fletcher. *
£ A great musical genius, playing all sorts of *
» strange instruments. Free performances daily *
* from 10 to 12 a. m. and 2 to 5 p. m., in Exhibi- *
* tion Hall, second floor. <*
t t/!dmission Ooldcnßnlc Bazaar. Qj,* - J
* Djy. C^rafini4si-«GCSE=4Mfl^j^fi4rtDKr.s7D^ Saturday. ?
J Wednesday Only. Wednesday Only. .J
* Collar' j/ s . Blankets— airs^ l7 r £
I e##es, <H\ j 52.6*5 ps/r. I^^ j
? QQC (^^^*v^ California wool by California artisans, a J
* Mopli « \^ " J I guarantee of their qualities, weight 4 X
£ eaCimm ! °5. siza 62x76 inches, regular price ,g
•> We offer 10 dozen t^^^^C^i $3.50 pair — special to-day only, rer
* Liberty Silk k£&) *" •$"" pair $2*65
♦ Collarettes, *J^ — p ♦
J n-ade in latest WJ&&M i-s WfdtlP^inv Onfv 5
J style, extra ,J?SS»^ eaneSClClV VIW. *
full, with ac- j W^§^l^ v Men S 25 (* We offer *
» cordeon plaited - \^^ V? cn ** a ** for thl s 5
♦ Ties of same P^ ! tSOSe fOr MO Cm day only ♦
♦ material : regu- !-\& 420 pairs of Men's New Striped "Fancy ♦
♦ lar price $l-2o : jt . Socks. These are the proper thing now. *
J each 89C Patterns are bright am new, fresh from Z
t New York City — regular 25c value? — ,4.
» Wednesday Only. per pair „ ieo «
♦ 2 erf 7 _ fcTiio y ped pat cd e g " Wednesday Only. I
♦ BOY/ IS, 7 Cm Crystal Berry Garden For this day only «
J Bowls; those < I <^^S^32e^t ; »» *#*• *> y we offer another lot X
that are «^_° g^^) rmOSCa £Cm of good and reliable +
ft ularly 12c Garden Hose (about 1250 feet only), +
ft each — for \>§s. «^/ some of which sold at 12^c the foot ; ♦
♦ this day : cut to any length desired — per foot. .7o ♦
t Wednesday Only. M n l s j a " O " l m I
i Picture *»« «* '"- • •*•«» * rreS° eS vSSb* *
♦ ff^tftSS ~ x9 inche3 outside "*** &l ***■£* ton Shoes, ♦
? **«■»*■*•«* measure; assorted coin toes, *
M* fancy CDlored patent -leath- f<-^H J
... er tips, sewed v^ ?»* 1 ?
mats, With Seii^, 6 go!es> V^ 1 J
square cabi- workmanship X". V* I ♦
natsize open- and material J"-_ VI \ "#"
ings, large :of the highest N. .%\ *
. , ... quality, size; N, isT^A ♦
handsome gilt 2% ' to VA^sV *
corners, easel sold regularly Ml?X T^* l^%fe te _ *
back, regu-^ at $2.50 the N>_ I
larly 75c pair— special
each"- for) this on! 7 $/-47 I
this day only *
_. 43c Wednesday Only. *
I Wednesday Only. Minings, lawwutod ••• ♦
t Groceries— These ve "^ tic yarn, skirt Limn*. Mack J
ft Mi wuci ie» medal offer- ground, w: - itnpes in new pretty col-
♦ LiUUOrSm ings for thi- °" ? 3 regularly 15c and 20c yard— on 4.
J day only. Send name and address for special sale to day only, per yard...//O
ft new grocery catalogue for September. ♦
» #/ams- Emporium Eastern, 1b. .12-. c Wt>dnp<idav Only 2
» Table Fru/te-Balance of an as- yvediieSddV Utll}. «
♦ sorted 5000-cin lot that retails regu- Children* S Children's estrs J,
♦ lariv at 13c, 15c and 20c can — to-day %*^^a <m mr — heavy fleece J
♦ lOC VeStS, MO Cm Heed Vests, pat- J
J Claret— Regularly 50c gall r... 350 ent finished seam?, neck drawn with silk
ft Old Crow Bourbon— Reeu'arly tap«, ecru color only, regularly 25c per «
ft ?i.35 bottle— for this day only $ImOO garment — for this day only, e*:h....130 ♦
such a vast array of buildings and re
quirements. It was surely unique. that
the prize-winners of the preliminary com
petition were invited to come to San
Francisco at the expense of .the origina
tor in order to study the site and the
local building conditions before making
the more definite plans for the final com
petition. It is furthermore unparalleled
in the history of architectural competi
tions that the leading architects of Eng
land. France and Germany, as members
of the jury, are also brought half way
around the globe in all possible comfort
in order to be treated here in a more
than royal manner. That is simply grand.
That shows American enterprise and
greatness of conception, generosity and
hospitality in a glorious way. More than
any achievement on the fields of war can
this peaceful event contribute to alter the
queer ideas of America which are still
current, even among the better conducted
classes of the Old World.
'"It is the purpose of my stay in Amer
ica and of my intended work on Amer
ican architecture to show to the world the
great achievements on the fields of peace.
It is. therefore, in my line to pay espe
cial attention to this competition. I sel
dom write for journals, but in this case
I thought it to the interest of my profes
sion, to the honor of California— nay.
America— to emphasize the importance of
this competition. Quite a number of lead
ing reviews eagerly expect my reports
and criticisms. I hope that my own ex
pectations will be fulfilled and that this
competition will bring forward a plan
which may fully reward the great exer
tions and generous expenditures made to
create it. I sincerely wish that an Amer
ican architect— Germans are not in it—
may carry off the prize, and that in the
at a future hi? first creations can be re
produced in my work as the beet exam
ples of modern American architecture."
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LIGHT OF LEARNING
MAY SHINE FOR ALL
The Young Men's Christian Association
will open a night school for men at the
association building. Monday, October 2.
upon which occasion an address, will be
made by Irving M. Scott.
For a moderate tuition fee It is intended
to furnish a practical business education
to the young men whose early education
has either been hindered or neglected, or
who are compelled to work during the
daytime. Although of recent develop
ment, the night schools of the association
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Is an appliance of modern invention, possessing the strongest current, the
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of North America have received endow
ments of over $100,000. The San Francisco
Young Men's Christian Association, al
though without an endowment for the
night school department. Is not behind
the other institutions of its kind and has
this year provided for its members a well
arranged night school. The entire fifth
floor of the building, corner of Mason
and Ellis streets, is fitted up for tni
purpose. The outline of study Includes
two principal courses.
The business course embraces arithme
tic, bookkeeping, stenography, typewrit
ing, spelling, grammar, composition and
commercial law. The electricity and me
chanical arts course, includes mechani
cal and architectural drawing, electricity,
algebra, geometry and physics.
The prescribed eours? covers three
school years of six months each. Exam
inations ar^ given and certificates award
ed those passing 73 per cent. These cer
tificates ar<- granted by the international
board of examiners, and will be received
and credit."! by 103 universities and col
leges, among -which are eleven State uni
versities, f-iurtep^ technical schools and
The assistance of the following strong
corps of instructors has been secured: Ar
thur A. Macurda. A. 8.. Brown Univer
sity, bookkeeping and English: Arthur
Cassidy, B. S.. University of California,
electricity and drawing: E. H. Bierman.
A. B. Stanford G°rmar. and mathe
matics: M. E PhilHrs. principal of the
Munson School nf Phor.osrra.phy. Stenog
raphy and Typewriting; Julian de "Lecu
ona, University of Duesto. Bilbao. Spain.
Spanish: Oscar T. Barber Ll* 8.. Univer
sity of California, commercial law and
civics; E. M. Bixby. M. D.. physiology
and hygiene: Emily Curtis, principal Cali
fornia School nf Elocution and Oratory,
teacher of elocution.
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| Iff NEXT SUHD ATS CALL,
5 * The Largest Winery in *
They Are Engaged.
The engagement is announced of Mis
Flora Schneider of Marysvllle an
Mitchell L. Frank of this city. They wi
receive Sunday. September 10, from 2 t
5 at '-114 Post street.