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NEWS OF OAKLAND, BERKELEY, ALAMEDA, HAYWARD AND SAN LEANDRO
BERKELEY Y. M. C. A
Flag Raising by Army Veterans
. Marks Completion of $ 1 35,=
BERKELEY. Dec. 29. — The official
opening of the Berkeley Young Men's
Christian association took place when
a detail f/om Lookout Mountain Post
No. SS of the Grand Army. Blackmar
circle and the relief corps raised an
American flag over the building at 1
o'clock this afternoon.
Yhe flag was presented .to the asso- !
ciation by Commander L. F. Gould and
"was received for the association by
President William H. Waste, who ex
pressed the association's appreciation
of the gift and of the interest shown
by the veterans in the cause of up
building the young manhood and youth I
of this city. j
The flag was placed in position on
the building by F. H. Gilbert and John
Boyd of the Grand Army. The musi
cal program for the ceremony consisted
of patriotic songs sung- under the direc
tion of S. D. Waterman, former super
intendent of schools, at the piano.
This afternoon from 2:30 to 4:30
o'clock the members of the board of
directors entertained the women's aux
iliary ,of the association. A commit
tee of 12 boys — Ward Durgin, Fagan
Slmonton, Everett McDou'gall. Robert
Graham. Wilson Taylor, Royles Botts-
John Dezpndorf, Harold Symes,
Paul Warren, Hirschel Jessup, Ritchie
McKee, Berthyl La Moine and Jack
Symes — acted as guides to show the
ladies through the building. A brief
program was rendered, consisting of a
piano solo by Mrs. B. B. Robinson, vocal
solo by Mrs. A. W. Kirk and a reading
• by Mrs. Elinor Lincoln Brown.
This evening the board of directors
and their wives received the members
of the committee of 200 and their wives,
the ladies of the auxiliary and their es
corts, representatives of the press, city
•officials and pastors of the city.
The special reception committee con-
I slsted of Mr. an.l Mrs. William H.
. Waste, Mr. and Mrs. V. r . E. Woolsey,
i Mr. and Mrs. P. L. Naylor. Mr. and
Mrs. C. A. Westenberg, Mr. and Mrs.
Arthur Arlett, Mr. and Mrs. William
H. Poppert and Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Jack
A special reception committee of
members conducted the visitors through
Clubwomen at Y. M. C. A.
OAKLAND, Dec. 29. — The clubwomen
of Oakland were the guests this after
noon at a reception given in the r.ew
bullding of the Young Men's Christian
. association. Twenty-first street and
Telegraph avenue. Members of the
EbeU, Oakland, Home. New Century,
Clareir.otu and other clubs were in at
tendance. A short program was given,
consisting of a brief address of wel
come by H. IL Gribben, a director of
the local organization, and by B. R.
Wilcox of Los Angeles, state secretary
of the association.
The presidents of the women's clubs
who were repres*>nte.i at the reception
\u25a0were Mrs. Charles J. Wood bury of
Eb*ll. Mrs. H. C. Capwell of the Home
club, Mrs. Leon Hall of the Oakland
club. Mr*. Robert Watt of the New
• Century club.
A» reception was given tonight to the
. members of the fraternal organiza
tions, including the Masons, Odd Fel
lows, Elks, Knights of Pythias, Span
ish war veterans, Royal Arcanum and
Native Sons. Captain of Detectives
W. J. Petersen presided and the ad
dress of the evening was made by
W. D. Davis.
Among the organizations invited to
the reception Friday are the Eastern
• Star, the Rebekahs. Rathbone Sisters,
Native Daughters and Daughters of
the Revolution. A reception will be
give* to the Young Women's Christian
association in the evening.
BAGMEN OF BAGDAD
FEAST AND MAKE MERRY
Class of 30 Is Installed at Execu-
Ttte fourth annual ceremonial and
banquet of Phoenix guild No. 5 of the
Ancient Mystic Order of the Bagmen
of Bagdad was held yesterday at the
•St. Francis. During the afternoon a
c'.cfl of 80 was Installed and in the
evening the delegates gave themselves
over to feasting and entertainment.
T!ie afternoon (session was executive
and the ritual of installation was car
ried out In the presence of members
only. Great Ruler B. F. Heastland
presided at the banquet and his toasts
\u25a0to the speakers were gems of wit.
"America" was Rung by the delegates
standing and then an invocation was
delivered by Prince H. Lv Judell. Frank
lin David Heastland, son of the great
ruler, gave a piano solp. In fact, the
youag man, who is a pianist of un
uiujil ability, accompanied all of the
voc^J numbers and was always ready
to l«nd an accompaniment to anybody
\u25a0who wished to' sing.
Prince G. A. Morrill spoke for Oak
land council and Prince S. P. Bodwell
for Fresno. The toast to the good of
the order was answered by IL L.
Judell, while Prince S. T. Breyer spoke
of Oolden Gate council. Prince "W. P.
Hughes of San Francisco council and
Prince A. J. Kuh of the class of 1910.
HOUSE BREAKERS WORRY
POLICE IN ALAMEDA
Burglars Pay Night Visits to
I ALAMEDA, Dec. 29.— Burglars con
tinue to be active here and to baffle
the police. Three Jobs by house break
ers were reported since last ntght.
Mrs. M.-Strouss of 1501 Santa Clara
avenue reported that 1 her dwelling was
robbed some time between 6 and- 10:30
last night, and that about $400 worth
of jewelry and silverware was. carried
away. The front door was forced open.
L. D. Nathan's residence at 2111' Cen
tral avenue was entered last night.
Holes were bored in a dresser, but tne
burglar left without securing anything.
The A. H. Chrlstensen home at 2159
Alameda avenue was ransacked," but
nothing was carlred away.
supervisors asked to
widen McAllister st.
Property owners in McAllister street
hare petitioned the board of super
visors to widen that street from Jones
to Fillmore. To do this the sidewalks
must be reduced In width thre3 feet,
making them 12 feet wide instead of
35. The tax payers also petition that
the street be repaved with a smooth
Marriage Licenses |
OAKLAND, I>ec. 29, — The following marriage
O^^msps v.ere Ss*ue<J today:
t»sino Mario. 27. and Angelina Trombetta,
U tx>ib of. Oakland. <!k^MHMMBCBnHP&iqgK
I-*.n:onio G. Moleiro, 24, Oakland, and -Rosa
f * 1 erreira, IS. Hayward.
- J>nGk liarro*»ra, 27, nnd Una Bcnasso, 18,
bnrh of Oakland. ;
Cuarteii W. Buckwedel. JO, San Francisco,
CSi &«Ule 11. Buruisht, 19. Oakland.
Miss Elma F.Wright,
Promised Bride of
Clarence R. Flagg
AT EVENING PARTY
More Than Score of Friends
Entertained by Mr. and Mrs.
J. L. Wright ,
BERKELEY, Dec. 29. — An engage
ment party was given at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Wright in Haste
street this evening, when the betrothal
was announced of Miss Elma Frances
Wright and Clarence R. Flagg.
The bride to be Is the youngest
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wright and
has taken an active part in social af
fairs during the season.
The party was enjoyed by more than
a score of friends. " The decorations
were Christmas berries and wreaths
of green, with small candles lighting
the pretty scene. The date for the
wedding was not nnnounced, but It
will take place probably in the summer.
Flagg is engaged in business in Oak
land and has a wide acquaintance in
church and social circles.
FROM CHINESE WAIVED
Gifts for Businessmen Who Vis
A number of presents from Japanese
and Chinese business organizations and
individual merchants to members of
the associated chambers of commerce,
which recently visited the orient, will
be admitted free of duty, an order to
that effect being made yesterday by
Collector of the Port Stratton.
The presents arrived on the steamer
Manchuria, December 4, and have been
waiting valuation and removal from
the vessel since. Stratton learned of
the gifts and, believing it to be a
proper act of courtesy to the different
chambers of commerce throughout the
country, waived payment.
Those favored with presents are:
Itobert Dollar, William I* Oerstle. R. M. ITo
tallng. C. K. Kield and C. V. Bennett of this
city; \V. 11. Wellhve and K. A. Young of Oak
land; W. 11. Bootli. E. S. Moulton and E. P.
Botibysheel of I-os Angeles: L. R. Freeman. Wil
liam F. Knight and. <;w>rj;e Burnham of San
Diego: E. F. Maine, Jacob Forth and William
Plpott of Seattle; C. 11. Hyde, L. H. Manning
and \V. 11. Dicksun of Spokane, and O. M. Clark
HOLDS ANNUAL MEETING
Reports Show Alameda Institu-
tion in Good Condition
ALAMEDA, Dec. 29. — The annual
election and dinner of the First Con
gregational church were held in the as^.
sembly hall of the church last nighf.
Officials chosen were as follows;
Trustee* — H. C. Bennett, 11. F. Dexter, 'F. M.
Eckley, G. 11. Fox. I>r. G. A. Moore, C. W.
Scott and V. I~ Tenney- deacons— J. D. < Rogers,
J. B. Stevens. J. E. Warron. J. \V. Winks;
deaconesses — Mre. Fannlo Alnistead, Mrs. H. C.
Bennett, Mr*. C. W. Calkins. Mrs. J. \V. Dickie.
Mrs. J. H. Miller, Mrs. J. B. Stevens, Mrs. W.
<J. Taylor: superintendent of Sunday 6chool, 11.
F. Dexter; nominating committee. O. M. God-
Uard, Mrs. L. 11. Jacob! Sr., J. E. Warren.
The expenses of the church for the
year now closing were $4,236. The re
ceipts were $10 less than the expendi
tures" The present active member
ship of the church is 303. Of this
number 202 are women.
Rev. C. L. Mears, .. pastor of the
church, acted as toastmaster at, the
dinner. The speakers Included Rev. H.
Melville Tenny, Miss Adeld Brown, Dr.
G. A. Moore, Mrs. F. B. Weeks and
W. G. Taylor.
CEMENT COTTAGES ARE.
CHEAP AND FIREPROOF
A builder of Oklahoma writes the
bureau of manufactures at Washington
that he finds It profitable. to build four
room cement houses and sell them,
complete with cisterns, front and. rear
porches of cement,-and outbuilding, in
cluding the ground, at $1,000, on the
installment plan. He is doing this 35
miles from a railroad station, notwith
standing heavy freight charges of ;25
cents per hundredweight drayage on
all cement, lumber, hardware and all
other building: material,: except " sand.
The, cottages in question have cement
floors, steel ceilings, partition i walls of
hollow blocks, as well as outside walls.
Although the roofs are shingled, the
contractor says that the whole struc
ture, is practically fireproof and consti
tutes a substantial building. \u25a0;.'-\u25a0
COLORADO VATJ IS SUlClDE— Seattle, Dec. 29.
G. ,W. Custer, aged 40, In whose pocket a card
of membership la Cripple Creek lodge Nol 316
of the Elks was found, committed suicide to
day by leading Into the bay. His body was
ATJTO KILLS CHlLD— Bakersfleld. .Dec..- 28.—
, While crossing the street here . thU evening,
Stella Keuhn, 7 year old daughter of O. Keohn,
wa* run over and killed' by an auto driven by
Henry * one of the proprietors of: the
Kern Valley garage. ' , " '. „ 'V. •
WILL SETTLE * ESTATEr^-Red wood City, • Dec.
29. — William H. Bias; was today granted let
• ters of administration over the estate ofEllea-r
beth Reed. . The • estates which • consists of t a
raDch at Pescadero valued at $75,000, was left
two two sisters of the decedent. :^]^MB|
SLAYER HELD TO ANSWER— San ) Rafael, :Dec. !
20.— Thomas Hayes, a saHor,'.waß;beld:toan-'
gwer before I the » superior court : by- Justice -W.
F Magee today for. the-murder, of : Theodore
oiterbers, a ship's \u25a0> cook, whom' he, stabbed
with i a carving ='• knife ; on . board s the - Whites
borough off Point Reyes 'August 28.* According
to the signed statement made by, Osterberg Just
before his \u25a0 death, Hayes entered into : a quarrel
with him and plunged the weapon Into his ab
domen without provocation. '\u25a0
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THE SAIsT FRANCISCO €ALL, DECEMBER ;30 v 1910;
MAN RISKS LIFE TO
SAVE HIS CAPITAL
Home and Furniture Destroyed
by Flames, but Sayings
OAKLAND, Dec. 29.— J. Freitas of
2085 Chapman street, Frtiltvale, In
curred painful 'burns^ on the head and
arms' last night when he rushed- Into
his burning home to save $500 which
was concealed In a small-ba nk In the
dwelling. . •
He obtained the money, which he
had accumulated through frugality, but
he did not escape from the house until
the flames had ignited his clothes.
Freitas was at work near his home
when the fire broke out. It was caused
by a Christmas tree candle, which had
been relighted by the childern and had
burned low, setting fire to the decora
tions on the tree. .
The children escaped from the dwell
ing, but before Freitas reached the
door the flames had . a good headway.
The house and furniture were lost, with
PIONEER, IS DEAD
Miner, and Insur
ance Broker Had Reached
John Kohlmoors, one of. 'California's
earliest settlers, and well .known
throughout the 1 state as miner, restaur
ateur and insurance broker, died at his
home in Grove street yesterday after
noon in "his eightieth year. He had
witnessed much of the romance of Cali
fornia's early days, the transforming
of the state into an agricultural com
munity, and the growth of towns and
Kohlmoors was a native of Germany.
He came to New York when a young
man, and joined the argonauts in the
rush to California when gold was dis
covered. Successful as a miner, he
went Into .the restaurant business, both
in this city and in Stockton, and dur
ing the last 10 years devoted tilmself
to the insurance brokerage business.
Kohlmoors had friends all over the
central and northern part of the state.
He was popular in business life, and
was a past grand president of Harmony
lodge No. 13. I. O. O. F. He is sur
vived by a widow, three daughters, a
son and a brother.
NEW TEAR'S EVE
Progress and Prosperity Com
mittee Arranges Program for
Celebration in Oakland
OAKLAND, Dec. 29. — Plans were com
pleted today for the celebration of
New Year's eve in the business dis
"trict by the committee appointed from i
the progress and prosperity of the i
chamber of commerce. Though they j
had only rt few days in whicn to work, i
the members have bten able to pro- i
vide music and red nre for the whole
evening, the musica; program to tenrl- :
natc at midnight with a concert at
tho city hall. . '. .
IV.« eu brass bands have been socur»3/
They will be conveyed In wagons
through the downtown district, giving
an hour to each of several sections.
The three tands will unite for the
city hall entertainment.
« The committee )n charge han col
lected funds for the expenses from
merchants and from the members of
the chamber of commerce. The com
niiUee members are:
Kenneth A. Millicanl (chairman), J.
Falllnger, .1. C. Meilke, N. G. Hyatt,
H. L. Hinman, John 13. Jordan, I^ojls
Aber, F. J. Smith. . W. B. Townsend, J.
I. Montgom ry, P. N. Hanrnlmn. .1. 'K.
Bowles, Theodore Hart; -P. VV. Jewitt,
L. A I.nngstroth and Lynne -Stan Joy.
WIDOW OF VIGILANTE V
DEAD: AT AGE OF 80
Mrs. Deborah A. Stratman Dies
at Her Oakland Home
OAKLAND, Dec. 29.— Mrs. Deborah
A. Stratman, 80 years ! old/ widow, of
John Stratman, a" pioneer: of early San
Francisco, a vigilante [and.? a ' thirty
third degree Mason,. died '.. today at her
home, ,3233 California: street. .
Mrs. Stratma nwas, born on Long Isl
and, New^York. She cameJ across the
isthmus in IS4B with" her husband.
Surviving are four .'children,; Mrs., C.
A; Garthorne, John Stratman, Mrs. R.,C.
Martin of Seattle and Frank Maskey.-a
confectioner of San Francisco." Funeral
arrangements have not been [ made/
F. W; ZEI LE'S WILL IS
ADMITTED TO PROBATE
Allowance of $6CO a Month Js
Made to Banker's Widow
The will of Frederick : W. ; Zeile,
banker and: merchant/ has; been. admit
ted to . probate : by. Judge \ Hunt," sit
ting for .Judge 'Coffey.;; Letters; testa-?
mentary were -granted ttoitheVdaughter,'
Marion Zeile, who' is named fexecutrlx
in/the will. To the widow, Ida Zeile,'
the judge orderedanallowanceof $600
a month ',- paid. 'The :' estate ;. is; worth
$250,000 and the income from it is $15,
000 a year. The will divides; the prop
erty, between Mrs. Zeile and two daugh-"
ters.- '•;\u25a0"\u25a0\u25a0.'\u25a0;' ; -^.:-' : '.'\^ '''-\u25a0•-.\u25a0- -\'--:
Yosemite in .Winter
.As delightful and wonderful ias :In
summer. < ;/VV"eeklystaridard ; sleeping car
service via Southern: -Pacific between
San Francisco V and -El 2 Portal, i < Leave
San Franclsco" ; 9:40 p. m; \ Fridays/ ar
riving; El l Portal .1 1. a. -. m.~~ Saturday ; . re
turning,-leave El Portal 9 :3 0* p." m. Sun-^
day, arriving -San": Franciscot 8:20 a; ml*
Monday, v For^" the 'accommodation*, of
those desiring : to \u25a0 spend •\u25a0* New-year's
in >':, the - valley, , sleeper " ; wili; - : leave '- El
Portal : 9 :30 ?p.a m; * Monday/-. January 2,
arriving; San "Francisco ! B:2o:a..;m.iTues
<?ay,* January ; 3.*v*ForfdetallSssee agents
Suuthern 1 Pacific, r; Ticket. offices :\u25a0?.? Flood
building, "Palacei. hotel,*; Market street
ferry A depot; -\u25a0> and fc Broadway/; and \u25a0 Thir
teenth 'Street. Oakland, r £< :f*:-*:: f* : -* : • - ;
. ; Every *, man ii has ' . his "i 1 price— and ; a
woman is >apt' to fix ' his -lvalue >at '30
cents.*SHHUjflHHi I -\u25a0-\u25a0\u0084-;\u25a0\u25a0--•\u25a0:, f : --,-->-^
FEDERAL CONTROL IS FEARED
CITY TEACHERS CLOSE SESSION
FREE: DR. JAMES
Resources of Many Sections of
. Country Taxed by Present
System, He Says
. BERKELEY, Dec. 29.— That federal
support and supervision of the schools
of the : country will follow the con
stantly Increased t cost * of maintaining
them was the rnessagre brought" to < the
California teachers' . | association this
afternoon In Harmoni gymnasium
Dr." George F. James, dea nof j the col
lege of education' of the University "of
Minnesota. The_;' speaker ;/, emphasized
his point in the" main' address of ..\u25a0 the
afternoon session of the convention by
declaring. that "Not yet; is \ education in
this country general, compulsory, or
free, despite the phrasing of our texts."
He: warned his audience that he was
treading on dangerous ground, but: he
assured them that he "was not talking
politics." He continued: \
"To carry on the: present schooling
taxes the resources of many sections of.
our country. There is a certain limit
to the willingness and capacity, of peo
ple in direct taxation. This limit Is 111
defined and variable, but nonet the less
is it a determining factorin the prob
lem of raising money f o rthe j schools.
If we are to inaugurate a comprehen
sive scheme of public education, we
must, I believe, look to the national
government not only for; direction, but
for support. Not that I would have
the government take a hand just now,
at least within the traditional field of
"The schools that we have been
maintaining and the instruction: that
we have given can well enough be left
to the people of the various states.
Federal funds, however, bay be most
wisely set aside for the development 1
of new opportunities and for these
funds there is ( just now- a promising
need in the widespread vocational edu
cation." , ; . \ y -^
MANUAL, TRAINING NECESSARY
Doctor James declared- this need- to
be most pressing in the schools at the
present day and that the commercial
progress of the country demands that
mechanical dexterity, so common in
"Americans," said the speaker, "with
greater Intelligence and with more
native skill, aided by the best machin
ery, the product largely of .their own
inventive genius, found themselves at
a serious disadvantage in international
commerce, and they were, therefore,
anticipating an acute remark of a re
cent president of the United States to
the effect that tnis country 'does; not
have to fear the educated labor of
specially,- trained competitors, and that
we should -have, therefore, the ; educa
tion of the hand and eye and brain
which will fit us to meet such competi
tors." - ' . . '.:; ; " . \u25a0
Doctor James praised the immense
resources of tne country, and declared
that the educational advantages, in sec
ondary schools of California, were with
out parallel in the United States. He
did not view with alarm the vast accu
mulations of capital, but said that it
was a power for human uplift. \u25a0 '-,'..
"As the Industry and versatility of
our people multiply this endowment
with the passing years, true statesman
ship' may devise a- plan by whicn all
the millions -of our population 'may,? in
a measure, gain from it a degree of
leisure, \ and with that a chance for I a
higher living such as fell only to the
favored few in earlier cultures."
EDUCATION NOT FREE
With all our advantages, and the
fact that the new world is the melting
pot of the nations, the university dean
declared that, we have not 'yet fash
ioned education as an effective instru
ment of the realization of the ideals "of
democracy. ,'/»*"• "*.' : , -
' "If the spirit of our people,", he con
tinued, "is . some time to ; utter,' its -own
appropriate gospel to human kind, the
chance f or. ' education must be | amply
found in every section of the land.: Not
merely, for some people somewhere, but
for all the people/ everywhere,' must ed
ucation " Btand for opportunity. -You
know as- well^ as I ; that the chance: for
schooling, is riot by any means equal for
all people; ; that within this
there are; huge areas "•'\u25a0-. into:; which
thought ;' of modern schooling* has
scarcely penetrated. - .
"Have we riot a hint in this story as
to what we. might" be ;dolng in -educa
tion? Our people might"advisedly.sup
plement the scientific fstudy carried on
bythe commonwealths and >byv the; na
tion In' a' sociological' survey, directed 'to
measure our j endowment of human ca
pacity and the means that we; are using
v t6 : develop' it. 1.\u25a0:.,;1 .\u25a0 :.,; ; ; : : :
DR. JAMES f'GIVKX OFFICE ;
Doctor James, was given tan^oyation
i when -he concluded 'his? address ; and the
applauseV- was;; redoubled >'-' when Wan-;
nouncement J was;-made' o.f "-his . election
as president of > the Minnesota teachers'
association. '; - . " .; \u25a0 s
1 ,, Dr. J." M. Greenwood, superintendent
of j schools of Kansas " City, was * another
speaker/ of \ the j afternoon, .his subject
ibeing "Supervision arid What If Is.'* He
made a plea for a broader, knowledge on
•the part^ of ; I the '^ superintendents ; of
Schools, more/- sVmpathy.iri" thelr^deal
ings' wl th" the S teachers, arid 5 for- more
newj.virlle" bloo^d' in the • teaching * forces
of the schools.* - '; ~;" ~\ '• ":. ": \u25a0:;'' ~ \<'i-
'\ Following the addresses of the after
noon A. J. Cloud, \u25a0 the; chairman; of : the
nominating* committee forh the
of '". education -3 made $ his . report^ which
was accepted only after a fight 'before
the coriveritibri in w^hlch a body^of i "In
surgents", insisted: on; putting: a ticket
iriithe' field.. ; • ''\u0084",.. :-'- r . -
./The s report ; of ".the committee : was the
occasion \\ f or./ a long^ discussion " r and ; ar
gumentJfrom the;floor,iin r which James
Ferguson lf or-; the il'lnsurgents," s carried
the: day^ and . were --'-. al
lowed rto i be -i made ;at| large | in) addition
to] the "corrimittee; recommendation.
\u25a0 j The nominees are. "- \u25a0' ; ", ;
J James 'i Ferguson, ;: George A. •.'* Merrill, Edward
Hyatt, Mrs.-; M.*i M. ; Fitzserald,'; Frank iT:I Bunker,
J. ,S.Bempleton. Principal of i San Jose,
James A: Barr.l E., Morris Cox.' Dr." M. J E. Bailey,
Prof. 0. P. Jenkins.-; D.> R. Jone# ; Prof. A. -\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0 F.
L«npe," J." *- W: U Linscott.t, Alffed ;; Roncovieri;, Mrs.'
C. M. ; Partridge.^ William ; C ."Wood, is George ; 1*
Furbush/J.'-H. McDonald, and: R.JPenfield.::
\u25a0 * Thet election\willV be held h tomorrow
morning^ In.^ro6m|lo9MCalifbfnlai! hall
on Uhe; campus ;fromii«ito^l2?o'clock.-;;^
10/ o'clock?^ this is morning for the last
business \u25a0\u25a0 meeting. - it - ;
:-": Offlcers *ofUh c f various ; sec tons were
elected-' today7as;- follows: : o •-"':-
C :. HOUSEHOI-D -r ARTS— Miss " J«Mie - Panlsell of
San Jose, • president ; :; Miss -Anna : T^?&n ; of • Oak
z-s M ANUAL ;TRAINrNG-f L. \ C \ Butler,', president;
Miss* Helen s> F.'aTaylor.'S secretary- treasurer.^SM
\u25a0 COMMERCI ALr-P.'* M.J Fishery president ; iT.YI?
Breechen,t vice \ president ; ?A;| D.YWay ,"; Berkeley,"
; MATHEMATICS— J.; Fred • Smithy* Oakland,"
president : CT. VA.<Brookman,*:t vice c president :>n.
il>/ i ßrasfield/' Oakland,: secretary; ';'*\u25a0\u25a0 . • '-" y ' : 'h^:
Excellent Program Results in
Praise for the School ;
With a rising vote of thanks tp Su
perintendent; of Schools' Ronoo'fieri for
the J excellence of the -programs; pro
yldediand! the pleasure derived from the
institute.ithe teachers of the city, closed |
their- three [ day. "session yesterday at j
j Something new in the way of the
conduct; of institutes .w aS
this year,' competent -speakers having
been \ secured : from various colleges and
institutions of learning/of the country
to deliver ion matters of ino
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Interspersed \u25a0> among these lectures
were niuslcal-numbers-which werenot
the least of the enjoyable features of
the gathering. .!:.:;;.: ;
Selden '; S. : Sturges/ principal of ' the'
Everett grammar; school, rose just be
fore the "; adjournment yesterday . and
introduced vtne: resolution." of .thanks
which" was responded to enthusiastical
ly. .: Following this Joseph O'Connor,
principal^of the ; Mission j high school,
moved t that the - resolutions of - respect
to Mrs.l Margaret Deane, introduced by
Mrs. Mary Prag, be engrossed suitably
and : sent to the family of the late .pio
neer educator." This .was approved, j
Between the. two lectures, yesterday
morning a musical treat was given the
teachers when Nathan Landsberger, ac
companied by. Mrs. Landsberger, played
most charmingly on his violin, a noc
turne— Chopin-Wilhemj— and a . Spanish
dance by : Redfield. He was compelled
to respond toTthree or four encores.
DISCUSSES VOCATIONAL. PROBLEM
; Dr. James, A. Blaisdell,' president of
Pomona college, was the first speaker
of the day and he. made an ardent
address on "Th_e Vocational Problem in
Education." * '
'He said that the two great problems
are the cultural and,; the vocational
and it is the latter in connection with
the great mass of the American peo
ple that'must be considered. -'
He declared that the matter was gen
erally'left until too late in life—fre
quently, for instance, until the last year
The crying need of colleges and of
high schools at the present time is a
man to guide the -vocational "aim of
"What might not have been done as
collegesln making history?" Dr. Blais
dell said, "if we had only directed men
to the asks for .which they were made
to go to the \ point God Almighty had
meant them \to go with unerring In
stinct.", .: - •.;-:'" ' •: \u25a0 . '.\u25a0 ~ ' ' '-\u25a0: .v -"
, "The vocation,, problem," he con
tinued, "with which the college has
toiled, is now becoming the task of
the teachers of the. high schools and
t!~ , rade schools as well. You are to
ma,^ rhe selection, identification and
anointings of men and women for life." '
College's, he said, are passing over all
their problems to the" secondary
schools, such as the fraternities, ath
letics, interscholastic and? social mat
ters. None ;is more perplexing,, he de
clares, than the vocational problem,
and it;is in the high school that it
must be decided whether the polytech
nic or cultural course- Is for the boy.
Vocations must be decided even fur
ther back, In the grade schools, for
those boys who will leave school at
the close, of the: grammar grades.
"The most needed man in secondary
education is the man with the ca
pacity to discover the embryonic ca- I
pacity for a vocation." Doctor Blais
PICTURES OP SPAIN SHOWN
• The' closing : lecture, "Romance and
Grandeur of Spain," by Dr. Charles TJp
son Clark, assistant prof essor of Latin
in Tale university, was one of the m,ost
: Interesting; and , enjoyable : of the \u25a0 in
stitute. - Doctor Clark, >.' having trav
eled > extensively and lived -in Spain,
profusely 'illustrated his lecture- with
stereopticon: views of scenery, famous
I buildings, .bits of thejlifeand repro
i ductions of well known paintings from
the 'galleries of .Spain, -many of the
\u25a0 pictures being taken by Doctor Clark.
He on the interest : in things
Spanish,:'- particularly on ; , this coast,
.which^reminded ;him. so' of Spain, geo
graphically, \u25a0 and : remarked upon ' the
strong : Influence of Spain" on many fea
tures 4 of "American ; life.. ;./ v
;A meeting will be. held this; morning
at: Harmon i gymnasium, .Berkeley, of
those^interestedjinthe retirement fund
bill," dealing with ;..the; pensioning of
teachers, 'which \u25a0' is "toY be 7 offered : at
the coming session : of the legislature.
RIVER PLATA IS CENTER
OF OVERSEA COMMERCE
Foreign Trade Along Argen
tina's Coast Is Expanding
>All -but a . small part . of Argentina's
oversea commerce centers :;ln . the ; Rio
de j lal Plata, . or* river Plata.* ;\The coun
try has ; an "Atlantic seaboard Vof more
than \u25a0 2,500- kilometers ? (l, 6so ; miles)/ ex
tending/from ; Cape San r Antonio' -to
Tie'rra del \ Fuegoi ;but \ the ?only port of
any 'consequence in foreign ; trade ', along
this! entire 'V? coast •;,, is .\u25a0>; Bahia^Blanca;
,which,*t: although '• unimportant^ in vthe
past, lis , now;-:-; expanding with great
rapidity/;, owing i;to: new . railroads and
the]; agricultural* : of- the
country]; adjacent ; to; it. >
P The; Plata, is formed by^the: Junction
of ; the/; Uruguay : and '_-. Parana; rivers,
whlch^/stretch ,, up :-, the "continent 1 -, in ja
northerly/; direction.^ .".The lUruguay; lies
to the 'east | of,; the' Parana,; constituting
theTwesterri boundary; line tbetweenUhe
republics I of : ' : Uruguay ; _ and >; Argentina.
The., Parana "subdivides lat-Corrlehtes/
whence! its Hrlbiit si ry;|icn'i>wn^as
thß > Paraguay/ forms the chief waterway
through the ; of , that; name and
has^ its s sources ; f arAup "\u25a0 in : the 'tropical
regions'^bf;i ßrazil. J: l\ : , V v* ;?^v.^;^
•~ Next! to /the "Amazon the Plata -river
system i Us >' the \u25a0? largest '.(in ; the eWorld,
consisting£\offtlO,ooo;V : miles; ; of
estuary/| discharge? lhtpjthejf Atlantic^ a
iof 85; per | cent greater
than" that : pouredi into* the 'gulf of;Mex
ico'by'the'Mlssisisippi:"J 'J-\ •'- ;% -*?'."-
| Suburban Brevities |
THIEF4LOOTS * ROOM— Oakland. v Dec. \u25a0 29.— p.'
?: ; Brimigio lof * 512%* Eighth ; street ; reported I this
9 morning that •ai thief < entered ; his I room -bj- use
Hofl a? skeleton ', key ; last ; night • and 'stole /clothes
valued at $33.
BEBJEELEYi'WIDOWi DlES— Berkeley, Dec. ; 29.'
tf -i Mrs."? Rebecca | Klpp,^ a * widow.? who t has 5 made
her | home j for I se veral i years t at % 1543 5 Falrview
\u25a0I strpetn South v Berkeley, j died < last l night * at " the
ftiage ; of '57^ years. y:.<i\ r , :\u25a0/"-'\u25a0 \u25a0\u25a0;:'\u25a0'- ;' \u25a0'\u25a0 %??*, \u25a0"\u25a0 -;•> \u25a0':.-"•
BONDS SOLD FOR
OAKjLAND, Dec. 29.— -The sum. of
$ 4 9,32 5 was made available for use on
the \ water fronts and the "new city hall
by the action . of the city council last
evening in selling bonds for _ that
amount to the Central national bank,
-i The, bonds will -be redeemed out of
tax money "January?- 2.
•'^Tha formality of sale had to be ob
served so \ that .the 'city - could use the
money;; for "Improvements.' "The bonds
represent the second series of 40 blocks
!' into' which - the issue of 1909 was seg
FIHE ATTTO DELATED— Berkeley, D#c 29. —
. * Word has been recelred by Commissioner E. B.
Norton .that an Ohio company which has the
contract for -furnishing a new $5,600 comblna
tlon auto bosecart and chemical to the city has
' been troubled by a strike ' and - that the new
, machine will not arrlTe here until February 1.
World's , records to be smashed at
Aviation Park, near
South San Francisco
Jan. 7 to 16, 1911
ELY 70 PARMALEE
11 Round Trip
3 Excursion Fare
-. . . ; , -\u25a0\u25a0; '
From points in California to the great
Bound trip from San Francisco, 50c j
Oakland, Alameda and Berkeley, 60c |
tickets including admission, 50c addi-
' -:'i- : . \u25a0-\u25a0=\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0"\u25a0 ' r - •":\u25a0»
Army and Marine Corps demonstra-
tions. Wireless telephoning from air-
ships and many other wonderful ex-
For details see agents.
Market Street Ferry Depot.
Third* and Tovrnsend St*. Depot.
Broadway and 13th St., Oakland.
The Unchallenged Leader Jgf §
g92|l JT*&r J@^ laiht Upon Cedar Brook— ,^2^^-^
Nr"'«P^v - ' w * H - Mcßrayers f-^X^S-^k^
. Cedar Brook Distillery £«*Z2££%S&
(21) At all Hotels, Bars end Clcbs «^^ !
A PROFESSION FOR WOMEN
" Profitable Pleasant ' ,
The Telephone Operator today is a vital factor
in the Business World. The remarkable develop-
ment of the Bell System has been the means* of
opening up a new and desirable vocation for young
The skilled Telephone Operator can secure per-
; manent and well paid employment in any city in
the United States.
. The work is interesting and the hours short.
Pleasant \ rest rooms and dining rooms drc provided.
Salaries are regularly increased as the Operator's .4. 4
A completely equipped Operating School with*
competent instructors is conducted for training
: Student Operators.
Full particulars may be obtained by applying at
, the Operating School; Pine and Steiner 'Streets.
Trained Private Exchange Operators furnished
|H subscribers on request. Call Kearny 4100, Local 78.
/^^^ The Pacific Telephone
and Telegraph Company
SMOKING IN BED
OAKLAND. Dec 29. — Smoking cigar
ettes In bed Is alleged as an act of ex
treme cruelty by Mrs. Helen M.
Gaunce, who sued Edwin M. Gaunce for
divorce today. She also accuses hira
of drinking to excess and gambling.
Maria P. Miguel brought suit for an
nulment of * her marriage to Manuel
Miguel on the ground that her first
husband, whom she believed to be
dead, is alive.
Suit for divorce on the ground of
desertion was begun by George H.
against Ella Fletcher.
BR.OKEKS TAlL— Seattle. D«e. 29.— The lnTest
ment brokerage firm of-S. Ci Osbora A Co..
with offices In Seattle and Tacoma aad leased
wires if> Chicago and New York, was adjudged
bankrupt in the United State* conrt today.
The 1 liubllltles are giyea as $62,000. assets