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   Dispatch Democrat (Newspaper) - March 31, 1911, Ukiah, California                                VOLUME XLII URIAH CITY, MENDOCINO COUNTY PAL., FRIDAY MOBNINfl, "mABOH 31. 1911 IS Superintendent Babcock Reports Details for Institute Settled. Officers and Participants are Named School Superintendent L. W. Babcock has completed the more important details regarding the program for the teacher's Institute which will be held in Ukiah the first week of May. A number of outsiders will take active part in the work and the institute this year promises to be up to that of last in point of value and interest. The program follows: Tuesday Morning, May 2, 10 o'clock Song, America-Institute 'ed by Edith Cope! and. Welcome-Judge J. M. Manndn. Response-R. C. Greenough. Roll CalK Remarks-L. W. Babcock." Adjourn for Sc'hool'Exhibit. Tuesday   Afternoon. 2 o'clock. Address-Edwird Hyatt,   Superintendent of Public Instruction. "N. E. A."-L. E. Armstrong. "Homes Without Hands-Herbert L. Coggins. Tuesday Evening. Reception to the Teachers of' Mendocino County by Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Babcock. Wednesday Morning. 9:30   o'clock High  Schoo'   Section.   (Board of Education Rooms.) C. A. Bernhard, Chairman. The High School English Course: (a) Necessity of an Established Course Throughout   the   State-A.   J. Paulsen. (b) Should the High School Make Its Own   Course of  Study?-Mary Underhill. (c) What Selections Should be Chosen and in What  Order Presented?- Saidee M. Sturtevant. (d) A plan  for Raising the Standard of English in All Written Work. -Marian Schibsby. Gramamr School Section. (Cleland's Hall.) W. H. Tyson, Chairman. Birds as a Natural .Resource-Herbert ; L. Coggins. Reading-Edna Orr James. How Shall We Get Children to Form the Reading Habit?-Mrs. M.' G. Hyatt. Wednesday   Afternoon 2 oclock. "The Donner Party,"-L.   E.  Armstrong. The  Cigarette    Habit-Mrs.   M.   G. Hyatt, Discussion by Institute. The Adventures of   a  Californian as the Guest of the King of Siam- Loyal L. Wirt, F. R. G. S. Wednesday Evening. S;15 o'clock The Conquest of the Artie-Loyal  L. Wirt F. R. G. S Thursday Morning, May 4 9:30   o'clock High School Section (Board'of Education Rooms.) C. A. Bernhard,   Chairman Address-Edward Hyatt. Report of Committee on Course of Study for-High Schools. Grammar   School  Section.    (Ole-iand's Hall.) W. H. Tyson, Chairman Story Work -Edna Orr James. How,,,Bestto Secure Expression in Pri- /   mary Reading-Grace Gray. Why Do Children Grow-to Ee Careless '      Readers in the Sixth, Seventh, and Eighth  Grade?-Mrs. J.   S. Ward. Thursday Afternoon. 2 o'clock. Agriculture in County Schools both Grammar and High--J. E, Williamson Atmosphere vs Discipline-Edna Orr James -Dr. Richard G. Boone. Thursday Evening. 8:15 .o'clock -Dr. Richard G. Boone. . Friday Morning, May 5, 9:30  o'clock "Thirty Minutes   in the California NUMBER 24 GRAPE GROWERS CONSIDER CONTRACT At the meeting of the Farmer's Club held last Saturday two matters of considerable moment came up. The first concerned the grape growers of the valley and the second, the proposition of starting a co-operative store, concerned the whole membership of the Club. Chairman   W.  F. Wilcox of the general committee on fruit and of the special   committee on   grapes," which latter consists of Fred Waugh,   C. L. Crawford, J'. R. Banks and John   L. McNab,    presented   a 'report.    The grape growers have been offered a contract price of $15  a ton  for their grapes, the   contract  to run for 10 years and the growers to pay half the freight.   Considerable discussion took place over the proposition and  it was decided to hold out for $15 f. o. b. at station.   The matter rests there until a committee appointed by Chairman J. C. Johnson can  investigate, the matter.   This committee,   consisting of Fred Waugh, Charles Craword and J.. L.   McCracken   went    to    Sonoma county yesterday and will interview the heads of the three Sonoma County associations with a view to getting  a winery established in  Ukiah.   Failing in this, the contract plan will probably be accepted. There are upwards of 1000 acres of grapes in this valley, which are  estimated to yield about 4 tons to the acre on an  average.   At $15 a ton this would mean about $60,-000 a year to our growers. Regarding the establishment of a co-operative store, the chances are that the Rochdale plan will be adopted and Secretary Bernhard of the Club has been instructed to gather data on the proposition. Courthouse i News Notes New Cases Filed the Past Week. Minutes and Orders of the Superior Court as on Record AN OLD RESIDENT PASSES TO REST Amos Snuffin, for over 54 years a resident of Mendocino county, died at his home near Ukiah Friday, March 24, at the advanced age of 81 years, 3 months and 23 days. The funeral was held Sunday, at Ukiah from Hutchison & Roeder's funeral parlors and the services were conducted by Rev. Ford of the Christian Church. Interment was in the Ukiah cemetery. A large cortege of friends followed the remains to their last resting place. Amos Snuffin was born in Ohio, December 7, 1829, and came to California in 1850. He settled in Mendocino county in 1857, hence being one of our oldest, settlers. He leaves several foster children to mourn his demise. NEW CASES FILED [^Frank Britton, of Covelo has filed a petition begging the Court to deal with the case of   Bud   Simmons   according to   the Juvenile Court   lav;. Young Simmons is about 15 years of age without parents and has no guardian.   The petition states that he is growing up illiterate and with no one to look after his moral training. Rrit-ton will probably be appointed  guardian. A. B. Snider has been nominated by the widow and has filed a petition for letters of administration on the estate of Christian Huffaker. Huf-faker died near Boonville recently, leaving an estate valued at about $3500. The petition will be heard April 10th. L. W. Brown, of Covelo, has petitioned for letters of administration in the"estate of his father, J. F. Brown. The estate is estimated to be of the value of about $6000. There are two sons who are the sole heirs. The petition w,ill be heard April 10th. Mrs. Alice Butts, a daughter, has asked to be appointed administratrix of the estate of her deceased father, W. W. Moore, who died a number of years ago.   The property is situated CLOTHES THIEF IS on the Tomki. It seems that Mr. Moore intended to deed the property to his children when he died, but the arrangement, amounted to neither a will nor a deed. This fact was recently discovered and the legal form will have to be gone through to make the gift regular. John Taylor has filed a petition for letters of administration on the estate of C. S. Deisen, who died in Willits March 27th. The estate is valued at $3,000, PROBATE MATTERS Mary Campbell was appointed guardian of the Campbell minors,   according to her petition. John Taylor was granted letters of administration in the etsate of John Hyvari, deceased. The final account of Mrs. Ada Dearborn, administratrix of the estate of Chas. Dearborn was filed this week and a petition was granted for distribution. The statement shows receipts of $2340.'and disbursements of $1205.70. The balance on hand is $1134.30. The case of the California W. R. R. & N. Co. vs. Martin Baechtel as administrator was denied a new trial. All other cases which were to have come up were postponed. IS PLANNING FOR N. E. ASSOCIATION San Francisco is making big plans for the National Educational Association convention which wiil meet there from July 8th to 14th, 1911. Owing to the general desire to see California and Rebuilt San Francisco, the outlook is for a tremendous attendance. A complete organization of local committees for San Franci�co and California has been effected, including active workers from all parts of the State. This organization consists of a General Committee of fourteen members, and sixteen Subcommittees for the various divisions of the work of preparation for the Convention. All committees are now actively at work on completing arrangements for the Convention. As a special compliment to Mrs. Ella Flagg Young, president of the N. E. A., the Committee on Hospi tality will be made up of women, one hundred strong, selected from the school and club women from ail parts of California. The opening session of the N. E. A. Convention will be held in. the Greek Theatre at the University of California in Berkeley, Seating some 12,000, this open theatre among the trees of the Berkeley hil's is an ideal place for such a gathering. The Summer Schools of both the University of California and of the California School of Arts and Crafts will be held in Berkeley, . from June 26th to August 4th. Electric car lines make the trip from Berkeley to Oakland in twenty minutes, and the greatly improved ferry service has reduced the ride to San Francisco to thirty-five minutes. The fare to San Francisco is but ten cents. A BIG CROWD IS AT LAST Weather Report The temperature is all there is to report on the weather the past week, as there was no rain. Dr. McCowen states that the maximum was 88 and the minimum 35 degrees. Hon. J. B. San- the State Senate" ford. "The Value of the  School   to State"-- Edward Blackman. Reports of Committees. Adjourn. OFFICERS Ex-OnV.io President  L. W.   Babcock, School Superintendent. Viee-Presideont- J. C. Hurley, T. Mc. Kay, F. O. Mower. Secretaries-Elizabeth Price, assisted by Mary R. Underhill and Marion Van Dusen. Section Work-O. A. Bernhard, Chairman High School Section. W. H. Tyson. Chairman Grammar School Section. Committees The thief (or one of the  thieves, for there seems to be several) who has made a practice of stealing intimate articles of feminine   appare 1   for a number of months past was captured last Wesdnesday evening by Constable Clyde Brewer after an exciting   rencounter.   He   proved   to   be Young Dutch, an Indian.   Several nights ago Mrs. Winnie Cox had suffered from the depredations of   the   thief  and Wednesday evening a trap was  laid and baited with some articles which it was thought would  prove attractive to   the marauder.   Constable  Clyde Brewer lay in wait arid  about 10:30 the thief put in  an  appearance and started to walk off with  the   goods. Brewer told   him   to ' stop   and the Indian     started  to  run,   whereupon Clyde   turned   loose  with   his   six-shooter, wounding him in  the fleshy | part of the leg.    After a  chase,   the Indian gave up and was   brought to the lockup. He implicates several other buck: and states that the bunch had been purloining the clothihg and presenting it to their dusky mistresses. OFFICIALS FOR UKIAH DRIVING CLUB REP The following officials have been appointed to take charge of the big field day of the Northwestern Sub-League of the A. A. L., which will be held at the racetrack tomoriow. Committee: C. A. - Bernhard, U. II. S. Referee: W. L. Glascock, S. Rafael H. S. Inspector: R. E. Dyer, M. T. M. A. Assistant Inspector:   M. D. Silber-stem, H. H. S. Finish Judges: J. E. Dietz, L. S. J. U.; McCurdy, Palo Alto H. S.; Kirk Ford, L. S. J. U. I* ield Judges: J. E. Williamson, A. H. S.; Herbert Amesbury, H. H. , S.; Chas. Wiggins, A. H. S.; C. L. Searsy, S. R. H. S.; E. W. Black-man, W. H. S.; Ernest Ruddick, L. S. J. U. Relay Judges: Ernest Ruddick, L. S. J. U.; M. D. Silberstein, H. H. S.jChas. Wiggins, A. H. S.; Herbert Amesbury, H. H. S. Starter, C. C. Coonan, L. S. J. U. Clerk, Frank Barker, U. O. Assistant Clerk, C. Hufft, U. H. S. Scorer, Hale Prather,, U. H. S. Marshal, R. R. Byrnes, Sheriff Mendocino County. Announcer, Geny Stock, U. H. S. Trout Season Opens Tomorrow Tomorrow begins the' open season for trout and a large number of Ukiah sportsmen will leave this afternoon and tomorrow morning for their favorite streams in order to get an early start. A still larger crowd will be out Sunday. The water is low and the sport ought tn be good. s. W Chas. Halliday, for a ' number of years past in the employ of the Ukiah Guarantee Abstract and Title Company, has tendered his resignation to that firm and will depart the first of the month for .his home at Point Arena, where he will enter on the active management of several of his father's properties. Mr. Halliday is one of Mendocino county's most energetic and progres sive young business men and his many friends in Ukiah regret that he has seen fit to relinquish his identity with the life of the town and cast his lot elsewhere. . However, as he is bettering himself by the change they are glad of his good fortune. Chas. began life as a printer having worked for a time on the Dispatch, and is a shining example of what a man may attain who does not stay with the printing business. We bespeak for him a successful career and a useful one. Fourth of July Committee Will Arrange for Accommodations. Every? body Boosting for Celebration �'The general committee having in charge the celebration of the Fourth of July in Ukiah held their regular. weekly meeting at Cleland's last Fri-v day   evening and discussed general matters relating to  the  celebration.: Enthusiasm is growing and the com^ mittee, feeling that the whole town is behind them are working hard to make this celebration the best ever. The celebration is going to bring a record-breaking crowd to town. Practically all of Willits, Hopland, Boonville and Potter, as well as intermediate points,  and  even residents   of places as far away as Fort Bragg and northern Sonoma,have announced their : intention of taking  in  the  doinps^ r Special effort  will be made   to take' care of all visitors and provide them with lodgings and to this end a committee with Frank Sandelin as chair--man has been appointed to look after accommodation. A committee consisting of George Jamison and T. M. Cle-land was also appointed to boost the- , celebration in places outside of Ukiah.   . Two entertainments are to be prepared and given  in the near future to help swell the funds.   The first is to be a vaudeville entertainment which Will   take  place  in  Cleland's hall, which will be donated for the occasion.. The second will be a special program at Cox's moving picture theatre for which tickets will be sold around town  . at 25 cents apiece and which it is expected will be well patronized. These two occasion3 will give the people of the town a chance to help toward the celebration and at the same time get, some return for their money. The full membership of al< committees and the chairmen  are requested . to be present   next Friday night to take part in the apportionment of the general fund. DISC G MATINEES Accomodations - R. L. Hutchison, Frank Sandelin, W. P. Mariner. School Exhibit -C. D. Flowers, R. C. Greenough, Mrs. W. G. Lilley. Course of Study for High Schools J. S. Cotton, J. N. Reran, A. J. Paulsen, Edward Blackman, Mary R. Underhill, F. O. Mower. Course of Study for Grammar School T. W. McKay, F. D. Pattori, Mabelle Lyons, Mrs. Fannie Williams, Carrie Garsey, J. C. Hurley, W. H. Tyson. : Resolutions--J. N. Keran, Mrs. Jessie Hildreth, Mrs. R. L. Shimrnvn, May Buchanan, Margaret Simonson. A meeting of the Ukiah Driving Club is called for this evening at 7 :30 at the Palace Hotel to arrange for a matinee to be held on May Day. A full membership of the Club is desired to be present and also all the outsiders are invited who are interested in the matter. H-At this meeting plans will he dis-ussed also for holding a matinee on the Fourth of July in connection with the celebration. Marriage Licenses issued Marriage licenses were is&ued this week to Thos.' Welch and Lorraine Sanderson, of Fort Bragg, and John Lind and Hannah Gummerus, of the same place. Eighty-One Visit Fair The Northwestern Pacific reports a total of 81 tickets sold from Ukiali to the Pure Food Exposition at Petaluma Wednesday. Keller's' Band went down on the special train-and returned that evening. The show is said to have been good but the fact that the excursion was run fronii here in the middle of the week, and the length of the trip as well, tended to cut down the attendance from Ukiah. The crowds from Sonoma and Marin counties as well as from San Francisco were good. Not a Holiday    In answer to inquiries from various of our readers we will state that the j day set for the election of school trustees is not a legal holiday.  , Lyceum Course Ended The la�t number of th e Lyceum course conducted by the Ladies of St. John's M. E. Church was given last Monday evening when the Houstons presented their program of magic, readings arW musical imitations. There was a good audience in attendance and the program was excellently rendered.' These entertainments ha^e contributed a great deal to the enlivenment of the town during the winter and the ladies of the church deserve a great deal of credit for bringing them here. Westport Hostelry Burned The Commercial Hotel at Westport was burned to the ground the early part of this week. The fire also destroyed the residence of Geo. Stevenson. Details were meager in the message which came to Ukiah;, The hotel was one of the oldest hostelrles on the coast.       �� --~ \ Mrs. C. Dr Morgan, of Mendocino,) was stopping in,Ukiah last Monday. 1 Fred Townsend, who, as told in-, last week's Dispatch, had made, charges of a more or less serious* nature against fellow . employees at the Mendocino State Hospital, was brought up from Petaluma last Friday afternoon to answer a charge  f criminal 1 ihe 1 preferred against him by W. M. Fugitt., Fugitt being the individual against whom the more serious charges were directed.. As previously  srated  in  the  Dispatch, Townsend was  on his  way � to> Sacramento to lay his charges  before-the Governor when arrested. Last Saturday after the parties had come together and talked matters over, Townsend withdrew ail the charges he had made and the other parties agreed to drop the prosecution. Townsend signed a statement to the effect that the charges had been made in the hoat of passion and were un- � grounded and has since left town,,. ........* � �......... How About Good Roads Day? As Spring draws on apace the question of good roads  comes to the front one more.    Travel is picking up and in a short time, the autoniobilists will be on the road.   It seems about time for the Ukiah Auto  and Good Roads Club    to  get   busy and   set a Good Roads Day.    What's the matter .with having a smoker, inviting up the new prospective members, those who have  purchased amos this season, and talk- ' ing the ma tor over?   Santa Rosa will contribute and so will many  of  the Lake county resorts as well as private parties.   Last year a few days put in , on the road to Cloverdale brought results that repaid the expense a thousand per cent. Killed in Explosion Word received from Albion last Tuesday was to the effect that Antoine ' "~\\ Boziada died there that morning as. the*.;! result of injures received while engage 4j { ed in blasting. John Klobas and^;"'" I Mike Kuharach, two other men who I were helping Boziada, were also mor$;^-| �or less injured. ". ,, ,......:,....... 056474   

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