Mr. M.H. HECHT
Mrs. David BIXLER
Mrs. N.D. RIDEOUT
Mrs. Louis Findlay MONTEAGLE
Mrs. James SPIERS
Mrs. M.S. GRINBAUM
Miss Clara WOLLWEBER, 711 Jones Street
Mrs. Alfred Shaw MOORE, 711 Jones Street
Mr. M.H. HECHT
Dr. R.H. McDONALD
Mr. Adolph SUTRO
Mr. Mark SHELDON
Miss Emma MARWEDEL
Mr. Mark SHELDON, S.E. corner Market and
Mr. Adolph SUTRO, Sutro Heights
Mr. Cutler PAIGE, 116 Leidesdorff Street
Mr. L. GOTTIG, 526 California Street
Mr. Alfred S. MOORE, 711 Jones Street
Dr. R.H. McDONALD, Pacific Bank
Mr. Alexander RUSSELL, City Hall
Mr. M.H. HECHT, 25 and 27 Sansome Street
Mr. Rudolph JORDAN, 897 Fulton Street
Mr. John BRUMAGIM, 34 Nevada Block
Mr. N.J. STONE, 743 Market Street
Mrs. David BIXLER, Pierce and Union Streets
Mrs. N.D. RIDEOUT, Washington and Gough Streets
Mrs. James SPIERS, Berkeley
Mrs. N.S. GRINBAUM, 1914 Pacific Avenue
Mrs. Charles BELDEN, 2004 Gough Street
Mrs. W.S. SPINNEY, 30 Hawthorne Street
Miss Kate M. ATKINSON, 1032 Broadway
Mrs. Louis F. MONTEAGLE, 1830 Jackson Street
Mrs. W. WINTERBERG, 632 Sutter Street
Mrs. Morris NEWTON, 1824 Sacramento Street
Mrs. Clark CROCKER, 1609 Sutter Street
Mrs. B.F. PORTER, 711 Jones Street
Mrs. F. HESS, 821 California Street
Mrs. A.M. JEWELL, 820 21st Street
Mrs. C.F. MULINS, 1809 Gough Street
Mrs. H.C. SMITH, Palace Hotel
Mrs. Alexander RUSSELL, 2010 Bush Street
Mrs. W.H. MARTIN, Jackson and Franklin Streets
Mrs. H.H. MANDLEBAUM, 1814 Washington Street
Miss Clara WOLLWEBER, 711 Jones Street
Mrs. N.J. STONE, 1010 Dolores Street
Mrs. C.S. MOSES, Lick House
Mrs. Rodman C. PELL, 1611 Sacramento Street
Mrs. Alfred S. MOORE, 711 Jones Street
Mrs. George A. MOORE, 1912 Washington Street
Mrs. M.H. HECHT, 2100 Washington Street
Mrs. William H. CROCKER, 1150 California Street
Mrs. S.S. BELCHER, 948 Haight Street
Mrs. C.M. GORHAM, 720 Waller Street
Mrs. William PIERSON, 2214 Van Ness Avenue
Miss Charlotte DERBY, 1221 O’Farrell Street
SUPPORTED AND CONTROLLED BY
THE PIONEER KINDERGARTEN SOCIETY
“SILVER STAR” KINDERGARTENS
N.E. corner Pacific and Sansome Streets
SILVER STAR, NO. 1
Miss Bertha BOSSE, Leader
Miss Laura BOSSE, 1st Assistant
Miss Jean HARWOOD, 2nd Assistant
SILVER STAR, NO. 2
Miss Lizzie WAINWRIGHT, Leader
Miss Maud A. COOK, 1st Assistant
Grace RAMSDELL, 2nd Assistant
Second and Folsom Streets
Miss A.L. MANNING, Leader
Miss A. TOMLINSON, Assistant
HEYDENFELDT MAIL DOCK
218 Brannan Street
Miss Marie SCHUETZE, Leader
Miss Nellie CONROY, Assistant
Ladies and Gentlemen: - The year 1890 has been a very prosperous one for our Society. The number of children under our care has materially increased, and our Society is on a much more solid financial basis than ever before.
Our schools are situated as they were last year – the Adler, corner of Second and Folsom; the Mail Dock, now known as the Heydenfeldt Mail Dock, at 218 Brannan street; the Silver Star, corner of Pacific and Sansome. Of all our schools the Silver Star is the largest, having 180 children under its care. In the latter part of December, 1890, after due consideration, the ladies of the Executive Committee decided that it would be to the advantage of this school to divide it, making the number of classes six instead of five as heretofore, retaining Miss Bertha Bosse as leader of the three classes of more advanced pupils, and calling her division Silver Star No. 1. The Board then elected Miss Lizzie Wainright, a teacher of long standing in the school, as leader of the three classes of younger children, calling her division Silver Star No. 2. These schools occupy Silver Star Hall, rent free, by the kindness of Dr. R.H. McDonald, who is never ceasing in his generosity and kindness towards our Society, and it is our earnest wish that the Silver Star schools should reflect credit on their benefactor.
There has been much sickness in the past year, diphtheria seeming to be the disease most prevalent, owing, no doubt, to the bad condition of the sewers in all parts of the city.
We have many words of encouragement given us as we go on, the teachers of the public schools all observing the awakened intelligence of the children coming from the Kindergartens. This year we have placed 85 children in the public schools.
Several changes have been made in our list of Officers and Board of Directors. In August, Mrs. Mandlebaum, who had been a responsible Treasurer and a most active, cheerful and honored member of our Board, announced her intention of leaving for a prolonged absence in the East. Her resignation was accepted with many regrets, but the Fates were kind to us, and returned to us from her European trip our former Treasurer, Mrs. Grinbaum, who kindly resumed her honored place.
In the death of Mrs. George Law Smith, one of our Directors, we have been deprived of a firm friend to the Kindergarten. His place will be filled for the future by Mr. Cutler Paige, whose liberality toward us gives us hope that we shall feel his influence strong for the success of our work.
Mr. M.H. Hecht has but recently consented to act in the capacity of Honorary President, a position we feel he will fill with credit to himself, and with benefit to the cause – a worthy successor to our late deeply-lamented President and benefactor, Judge Solomon Heydenfeldt, who removal by death has filled us with a sense of loss which the following resolutions but feebly express. The item subjoined appear dint he principal daily papers of the city:
“A special meeting of the Executive Committee of the Pioneer Kindergarten Society was held September 18th, at which is was decided to close the schools under its direction in respect to the memory of Judge Solomon Heydenfeldt, the President of the Society. Members of the Board, Executive Committee and teachers attended the funeral, after which the following resolutions were passed:
“Whereas, In the course of nature death has removed from his earthly career of usefulness our much esteemed fellow citizen, philanthropist and friend, Judge Solomon Heydenfeldt, be it therefore
“Resolved, That we, the Board of the Pioneer Kindergarten Society, endeavor to express the sense of irreparable loss, we, as a Society, have suffered.
“Resolved, That in the capacity of presiding officer of this Society since its origin, in 1878, he has borne in his heart and on his mind its welfare; that by his clear judgment and able advise he has rendered priceless service; that by his honest and constant encouragement he has sustained it when failure seemed imminent, and has ever urged to nobler and broader labors; and that by his generous financial support he has enabled the work of the Pioneer Kindergarten Society to take high rank among the factors for good in this city.
“Resolved, That he will be mourned as a personal friend by the members of this Board, to whom he always cheerfully gave his valuable time, turning from his many professional duties to courteously listen to the needs of the Kindergartens; that the teachers in our schools will miss the encouragement derived from his appreciative praise of the faithful services; and that the little children have lost in him an ardent friend, whose genial face was a familiar sight at their festivals and in their pleasant Kindergartens.
“Resolved, That this Society extends its deep sympathy to his bereaved family, and that a copy of these resolutions be sent them.”
In January last the ladies felt that they needed the personal advice of some of the gentlemen members of the Board, in financial matters and other questions of moment, and at our annual meeting the following gentlemen were elected to form an advisory Board: Mr. M.H. Hecht, Mr. Adolph Sutro, Dr. R.H. McDonald, Mr. Mark Sheldon. This year the name of Miss Emma Marwedel, our honored member of the Pioneer Kindergarten of the Pacific Coast was added to this Board.
At our regular annual meeting for election of officers for this year, Mr. M.H. Hecht was re-elected Honorary President; Mrs. David Bixler, President; Mrs. M.D. Rideout, 1st Vice President; Mrs. Louis Findlay Monteagle, 2nd Vice President; Mrs. James Spiers, 3rd Vice President; Mrs. M.S. Grinbuam, Treasurer; Miss Clara Wollweber, Corresponding Secretary; Mrs. Alfred Shaw Moore, Recording Secretary; and Miss Charlotte Derby, Collector.
The number of Kindergartens in San Francisco has rapidly increased in the last few years, a fact which is of great interest to us and to all who are interested in the welfare of our city. We unite with our sister Kindergartens in thanking all the generous men and women, who contribute to and assist in this noble work. We wish our subscribers would not only give us their aid in a financial way, but would visit our schools and see for themselves what they are helping to accomplish. The morning is the best time, as the children are all bright and fresh, and full of zeal. We are sure that an inspection of our work would add much to the interest of any subscriber.
It is to our nine young lady teachers that we all owe thanks. They enter into the Kindergarten work with the greatest interest, making each individual child a study, and endeavoring to plant fertile seed in each little breast. That they are successful no one can doubt who sees our schools and views the happy faces congregated there – some weaving strips of paper, some modeling (or “muddling,” as little Johnny called it), and others drawing on their slates.
The children of our schools illustrate the cosmopolitan character of our city, and the occupations of the parents are as varied as their nationalities. We have in our school situated in that part of town known as “Barbary Coast,” 87 Italian children, 16 German, 10 Irish, 11 Americans, 8 Swedes, 10 English, 11 Norwegians and 1 Danish. Parents’ occupations are, keepers of wine cellars, saloons, dives, fishermen, bakers, shoemakers, peddlers, scavengers, expressmen, sailors, washerwomen, barbers, blacksmiths, organ grinders, cigar-makers, and workers in pickle factories.
In one school we have children from a family of seven orphans. The oldest boy is in jail, the next in age, a mere lad, tries hard to supply the daily needs of his five little brothers and sisters – certainly a noble example to others in more favored circumstances.
In this same school there is another child, who leaves at home a mother dying of consumption, her wants attended to, the cooking done, and five children cared for; all this by a little girl not over ten years of age.
We often read in our teachers’ reports
of mothers who come to the schools and say:
“My Johnny is the bet boy in town since he went to the Kindergarten.”
“Mary isn’t any trouble to me now at all. She isn’t saucy, doesn’t pinch the baby, nor fight with the other kids, and her father says she is a great comfort to him.”
Dear little Tillie shouts, “Miss Louise, my mudder said I must come to the Kindergarten every days, ‘cause it make me dood.”
FESTIVALS AND OUTINGS
On the 21st of April, the birthday of Froebel, the father of the Kindergarten system, was celebrated joyfully at Sutro Heights. Mr. Adolph Sutro, “the children’s friend,” did not forget us, and made our hearts glad by an invitation to have the children spend a day at his grounds – an invitation, needless to say, that was accepted most gladly. The day was a pleasant one, and found all the children, the teachers, the ladies of the Board and their friends enjoying Mr. Sutro’s hospitality.
Refreshments were served for the children on tables set under the trees, a band of children musicians under the management of Mr. Becker, furnishing music for the little ones during their feasting.
Not satisfied with all this, Mr. Sutro surprised the ladies and teachers with an elegant luncheon in the dining room of his lovely home, he himself presiding.
As the schools were leaving, one little girl asked to sing, “God with you till we meet again.” And one wee toddler asked on the return trip, “Haint we going to have another pick-a-nick tomo9rror?” Still another asked very wistfully, “Is there a whole lot of Sutro Heights in heaven?”
In May, previous to the closing of the schools for the usual summer vacation, an entertainment was given at Silver Star Hall by the three schools; it consisted of songs and games by the three hundred children, and was the occasion of many compliments being paid teachers and pupils, and a great credit to the Society. Cake, candy and lemonade was furnished by Dr. McDonald as a treat to the children, and much enjoyed by them.
Friday, December 19th, 1890, Dr. McDonald gave our Silver Star school a Christmas luncheon, consisting of turkey, sandwiches, cakes, lemonade, etc. The turkey was so much appreciated by the little ones, being something quite unknown ere this, that the lemonade, etc., did not receive the usual attention. All went home rejoicing, full of turkey and thanks.
December 22nd, 1890. will long be remembered by the members of the Pioneer Kindergarten Society. Quite in contrast to the usual Christmas weather, the sun was out so bright, and the air so balmy, one might have thought is was a lovely day in Spring. At 2 o’clock, in cars. Coaches and one four-in-hand coach, the 300 little children of our Society were taken to Irving Hall for their Christmas festival – two lovely Christmas trees loaded with things for every boy and every girl, each child so happy and bright that it brought tears to the eyes of those invited to witness the children’s pleasure – dolls for the girls, trumpets for the boys, candy, nuts, books for all, not forgetting a useful present for each, a merry song, and our three hundred little children went home, to wait and hope for “Christmas to come again next year.”
THINGS TO BE GRATEFUL FOR
Through the generosity of the widow of the late Robert C. Johnson, the Pioneer Kindergarten Society received from his estate the sum of $5,000. Thanks are due to Messrs. Mastick & Jennings for legal services in the matter.
We are full of thanks and gratitude to our many friends, some of whom have housed the children, giving us our school rooms free; some have clothed them; some fed them; some helped and healed them in hours of sickness and pain; others have send flowers and books to cheer them and cultivate the love of the beautiful The knowledge of having done these things must in itself be a comfort and reward, for no deed of kindness is ever lost; it always bears its fruit.
Thanks are offered as in many past years to the Omnibus Railway Company, the Cliff House and Ferries Railway Company, the United Carriage Company, the American Exchange, Russ House, the International Hotel and the Brooklyn Hotel, for free transportation of our children to and from our Christmas festival, and also t and from Sutro Heights.
Dr. McDonald has given us rent free the Silver Star building, and done many other deeds of kindness in the past year, for which we and the children under our charge are very grateful.
Drs. Winterberg, Field, Lowry, Merritt and Sargent, have our gratitude for their kind care of our sick and unfortunate.
We appreciate the kindness of Mr. Martin and Mr. Eckstein toward our children on the day of the excursion to Sutro Heights, for especial care of our children that day.
To Messrs. Hinckley, Spiers and Hayes we owe the pleasant quarters occupied by the Adler school. They kindly allow us to use these lovely rooms, and keep them in perfect condition for the comfort of the children.
The Placer County Board of Trade last Christmas kindly send our children three hundred of the finest oranges in their exhibition, with the following letter:
Newcastle, Placer Do., Cal., December 21st,
Mrs. Alfred S. Moore,
Secretary Pioneer Kindergarten.
Dear Madam: - We take great pleasure in presenting your Kindergarten three hundred of our Oranges. May those under your charge grow up to men and women of usefulness, and in the end pick the golden fruits from the tree of live in the New Jerusalem.
Geo. D. Kellogg,
Secretary Placer County Board of Trade
Thanks are due to Mrs. Truesdell for use of Berkshire Parlor for meetings.
To Mrs. Mandlebaum for use of her rooms at the Palace Hotel for meetings.
To Miss Palache, of Berkeley, we are very grateful for flowers, books, and many kindnesses toward our children.
To Mrs. A.C. Nichols for many garments made for the little ones under our charge, several large boxes of clothing finding its way to us, with her kind name attached.
Mr. Fred. Hartell still makes his whaling voyages successful, sending us a dollar for each whale caught.
Mr. Charles Webb Howard, in giving our Kindergartens, as well as all other schools of the kind in the city, the use of pure Spring Valley water without charge, not only gives drink to the thirsty, but assists most materially in carrying out the teachings of, “Cleanliness is next to Godliness.”
Mrs. Timothy Paige and Mrs. Oliver Hyde each year keep us supplied with pretty bags of generous size, one to be given full of candy and oranges to each child at Christmas tiem.
One charming feature of the Kindergarten work in this city is the interest it arouses in all classes of people, and in the youngest members of our community as well as in the more mature. As an instance of this, we wish particularly to mention the gift of neatly made garments received, within the past month, from the pupils of the Pacific Heights School.
The principal, Miss Margaret McKenzie, who has always felt a deep interest in the work of our Society, was at one time a member of our Board, and her assistant, Miss Robinson, is an equally earnest worker in the Occidental Kindergarten Society. Thee two thoughtful women decided that the work done by the classes in sewing connected with their school, should work with some good end in view, so the suggestion that the labor of their busy fingers should at the end of the year be presented to the needy children in the Kindergartens, met with the hearty approval of their pupils in all grades.
Could these young workers see how comfortable they have made some of the little unfortunate children who come to our Kindergartens, their hearts would glow with pleasure at the good they have done In the name of these little ones, we extend to the teachers and pupils our sincere thanks.
MISCELLANEOUS – Mr. Cutler Paige, 140 yards cloth; Mr. Henry Weil, 300 ballons; Mrs. Frisco Mandlebaum, toys; Davis Bros., toys; Mr. Fuller, of Heywood Furniture Co., chairs; Dr. McDonald, toys; Mrs. Russell, fans, pictures; Mrs. Hess, Easter eggs; Dr. McDonald, Easter eggs; Mrs. Spinney, hat-rack; Flower Mission Episcopal Church at Berkeley, books and flowers; Miss Palache, books; Mr. A.W. Simpson, lumber; Mr. Adams, shingles; Dr. McDonald, toys; Mrs. Bixler, candy bags; Mrs. Timothy Paige, candy bags; Mr. Adolph Sutro, milk; Mr. Adolph Sutro, books; Mr. Becker’s bank music; Mr. Murdock, paper; Mr. Hamilton, hardware; Miss Marie Schutze, food; Hinckley, Spiers & Hayes, use of building for Adler school; Dunham & Carrigan, hardware; Mr. Charles Webb Howard, free water for all Kindergartens; Mrs. Grinbaum, food; Mr. A.M. Simpson, lumber; Mrs. MA. Hecht, food, Mr. Charles Montgomery, carriages to transport the children to and from festivals; Mr. N. Blatner, Russ House coach; Lebenbaum Bros., large box of crackers; Mrs. E.L. Goldstein, games, purses, toys, books, crayons and work material; Mr. H.C. Smith, lumber; Mrs. Esberg, 300 handkerchiefs; Mr. Samuels of the Lace House, handkerchiefs and perfumery; Mrs. B.F. Porter, six suits of clothing; Mrs. Dell Linderman, one dozen pair of stockings; Miss Alice McBryde and Miss Herndon, material and dressing of Christmas dolls; Mrs. R. Jordan, 15 worsted skirts; Unknown friend, one dozen aprons; Mrs. C.H. Schussler, shoes; Mrs. H.C. Smith, Christmas tree ornaments; Mrs. David Bixler, candy bags; Mrs. Timothy Paige, candy bags; Mrs. Alfred Moore, Christmas trees; Mr. Cutler Bonestel, paper; Mr. Geo. W. Clark, books of wall paper; Mr. A.M. Sewell, large load of wood; Mrs. W.H. Douglas, 1 gross of lead pencils, class-room bell; Mrs. Thos. Whiteley, toys, kaleidoscope; Mrs. Anna Ayers, clothing; Miss S.H. Meyer, clothing; Mr. H.H. Bonestell, yard bell; Mr. Mills, of Berkeley, flowers.
FRUIT AND CONFECTIONERY – Mercer’s, Gruenhagen Bros., Roberts’, Norton’s, Saroni’s, Rothchilds’, Maskey’s, Mrs. N.J. Stone, Mrs. Grinbaum, Mr. Kellog, Mr. Martell, Dr. McDonald, Mr. Sutro, Miss Atkinson, Mrs. David Bixler, Mrs. James Spier, Mrs. Monteagle, Mrs. Belden, Mrs. Mandlebaum, Mrs. Hell, Mrs. M.H. Hecht, Mrs. H.C. Smith, Mrs. Russell, Mrs. Jewell, Mrs. Winterberg, Mrs. Mullins, Mrs. Duncan, Mrs. Rideout, Mrs. Newton, Mrs. Rideout, Mrs. A.S. Moore, Miss Wollweber, Mrs. Spinney, Mrs. Paige, Placer County Board of Trade, Fulton Iron Works.
CLOTHING – Mrs. Grinbaum, Miss McKenzie, Pacific Heights School, Mrs. N.J. Stone, Mrs. H. Mandlebaum, Mrs. K. Jordan, Mrs. Chas. Leichter, Mr. Fish, Mrs. Pierce, Plymouth Church King’s Daughters, Miss Voorhies, Mrs. A.C. Nichiols, Roos Brothers, Plymouth Congregational Church, Hecht Brothers, Mrs. C.H. Yates, Mrs. Chadbourne, Mrs. Alfred S. Moore, Mrs. Winterberg, Miss Atkinson, Mrs. H.P. Christie, Miss Mayer, Mrs. Russell, Mrs. Phillips, Mrs. Schussler, Mrs. O. Hallett, Onward Club of the First Unitarian Church, Mrs. R. Jordan, Mrs. C.R. Yates.
COAL AND FUEL – Mr. P.B. Cornwall, Mr. C.A. Allen, Mrs. C.F. Mullins, Mail Dock, Wainwright & Easton.
Florence C. Moore
From October 1st, 1889, to January 1st, 1891
Bequest from Robert C. Johnson 5,000.00
Donations (as per list of page 17) 383.10
Advertisements in “Reports” 1889 and 1890 237.50
Christmas Festival, 1889 212.50
Christmas Festival, 1890 97.75
Festival at Silver Star School 9.30
Sutro Heights’ Picnic 39.50
Balance in Bank October 1st, 1889 $ 1,596.07
Salaries $ 4,575.00
Commissions to Collector 257.65
Sundry Expenses 489.70
Balance in Bank January 1st, 1891 5,468.10
Balance on Hand 584.45
Owing to an Amendment of our By-Laws, which changes the date of our annual meeting from October to January, the Report of 1890 comprises a period of fifteen months, during which time our Society has been prosperous. The gift of $5,000 from Robert C. Johnson’s estate has swelled our bank account, and freed us for a time at least from the struggle to make both ends meet.
We still have to face a considerable discrepancy between expenditure and regular income, as we rely for the latter entirely on the monthly subscriptions of our members.
If, in spite of this, we are not afraid to start a new school, “Silver Star No. 2,” and to incur fresh expenses, it is because we have faith in the growing poularity of “The Pioneer Kindergarten Society,” and the public’s kind appreciation of our work.
While we trust to a steady increase in our subscription roll, we wish to thank all our present members for their liberality, which alone enables us to continue in our efforts to reclaim the young.
FORM OF BEQUEST
I hereby give and bequeath to the Pioneer Kindergarten Society, a corporation, of San Francisco, the sum of $__________( or description of property).
N.B. – No charitable bequest is valid in
California unless made at least thirty days before the testator’s death.
Robert McGee 30.00
L.L. Baker 10.00
Albert Guberding 5.00
Mrs. B. Porter 5.00
Wm. Norris 5.00
Homer S. King 2.50
Frank Moulton 1.00
Mr. Jacobs 5.00
Pierre Moore 1.50
Mr. Rehfisch 5.00
L. Gottig 10.00
Mrs. Frank Sumner 5.00
Mrs. Chas. A. Belden 5.00
Mrs. W.H. Crocker 30.00
Cutler Paige 3.00
Mr. and Mrs. Alex. Duncan 15.00
George H. Roe 10.00
Mrs. Ch. Kohler 10.00
Mr. Jordan 5.00
Mrs. James Spiers 15.00
Mrs. James Gorie 2.50
C.A. Murdock 5.00
Mr Calezaris 1.50
Mitchell Philips 50.00
C.B. Houghton (Benicia) 2.50
Mrs. James Spiers 15.00
Shreve & Co. 10.00
Mrs. Sweetser .50
L. Gottig 5.00
Mark Sheldon 5.00
John W. Brumagim 1.00
Mrs. Ch. H. Belden 6.00
C.E. Whitney 1.00
Card party .75
M.H. Hecht 25.00
Mrs. M.S. Grinbaum 10.00
William Murrey 1.00
E. Searle 1.00
Dr. E.E. Park 1.00
Mrs. H.P. Cristy 2.50
Mrs. Edward Fischer 2.50
C.C. Flagg 2.00
Mr. and Mrs. N.J. Stone 10.00
Mrs. Clark Crocker 5.00
L.F. Monteagle 5.00
Cutler Paige 5.00
Mrs. James Gorie 5.00
Mrs. Ch. Kohler 5.00
Mr. Woods 2.50
H.H. Wainwright 1.00
Miss Kimball .50
DONATIONS OF ADVERTISEMENTS
City of Paris $ 5.00
Lebenbaum Bros 2.50
Nathan, Dohrman & Co 5.00
Jno. N. Philan 5.00
Kohler & Chase 2.50
N. Raphael & Co. 2.50
A.L. Bancroft & Co. 2.50
Goldberg, Bowen & Co. 5.00
Pierson & Robertson 5.00
Carbonie & Monte 5.00
Goldberg, Bowen & Co. 5.00
Atchinson & Co. 2.50
Huntington & Hopkins 5.00
Young & Helfrich 5.00
Sperry & Co. 5.00
Joe Rosenberg 5.00
Pacific Bank 5.00
Buckingham & Hecht 10.00
Nathan, Dohrmann & Co. 5.00
Raphael Weill 5.00
Jno. N. Philan 5.00
A.L. Bancroft 2.50
Commercial Union 5.00
Commercial Ins. Co. 5.00
Scottish Union & National 5.00
Gutte & Frank 5.00
Cal. Insurance Co. 5.00
Aetna Ins. Co. 5.00
Orient Ins. Co. 5.00
Hartford Fire Ins. Co. 5.00
Balfour, Guthrie & Co. 5.00
Swain’s Bakery 2.50
O’Brien & Sportoni 2.50
Fred. Katz 5.00
AYERS, Mrs. Emma
ARNSTEIN, Mrs. Ludwig
American Biscuit Co.
ATKINSON, Miss Kate M.
ARNOLD, Dr. J.D.
ALSCHUL, Mr. Ludwig
ACKERMAN, Mrs. S.L.
BARUCH, Mrs. S.
BACHMAN, Mrs. L.
BACHMAN, Mrs. S.
BRYAN, Mrs. Cpt.
BERTHEAU, Mrs. Caesar
BRANDENSTEIN, Mrs. J.J.
BIXLER, Mrs. David
BELDEN, Mrs. Chas. A.
BACH, Mrs. C.
BELCHER, Mrs. I.S.
BROUCK, J. Has.
CASWELL, Mrs. E.
CROCKER, Mrs. W.H.
CROCKETT, Mrs. Jos. B.
CROCJER, Mrs. Clark W.
CURRY, Mrs. John
DORR, Mrs. L.L.
DORNIN, Geo. D.
DORNIN, Oscar G.
De YOUNG, Mrs. M.H.
DANNENBAUM, Miss Adele
Dunham, Carrigan & Co.
ESBERT, Mrs. M.
FAULL, Mrs. Helen
FAULL, Miss Mary A.
FAULL, Mrs. Jno. A.J.
FARRINGTON, Mrs. J.W.
FRIES, Mrs. William
FRAZIER, Mrs. E.S.
GOTTIG, Mrs. L.
GOLDSTEIN, Mrs. E.L.
Golden State and Miners’ Iron Works
GORHAM, Mrs. C.M.
GRINBAUM, Mrs. M.S.
GASHWEILER, Mrs. L.M.
GRAY, Mrs. F.
HELLER, Mrs. Moses
HATHAWAY, Mrs. E.H.
HOOPER, Mrs. J.A.
HAAS, Mrs. W.
Hinckley, Spiers & Hayes
HANSEN, Mrs. Chas.
HOOKER, Mrs. Chas. G.
HECHT, Miss Hilda
HECHT, Louis Jr.
HECHT, Mrs. M.H.
HECHT, Mrs. Isaac
HESS, Mrs. F.
JACOBI, Mrs. F.
JACOBI, Mrs. L.
JENNINGS, James H.
JEWELL, Mrs. A.M.
JOST, Mrs. Chas.
KOHLER, Mrs. Chas.
LACHMAN, Mrs. S.
LOUISSON, Mrs. M.
LEVY, Mrs. J.
LEVY, Judge W.H.
LEVY, Mrs. W.H.
LAINER, Chas. M.
LIPPMAN, Mrs. W.
LEICHTER, Mrs. Chas.
McRUER, Mrs. D.C.
EYER, Mrs. Clara
MEYER, Mrs. Jonas
MUSER, Mrs. Otto
MEUSDORFFER, Mrs. J.C.
Menzies, Stewart & Co.
MOORE, Mrs. Alfred S.
MANDLEBAUM, Mrs. H.H.
MANDLEBAUM, Mrs. Louisa
MINTURN, Mrs. F.J.
MEINECKE, Mrs. Chas.
MARTIN, Mrs. N.H.
MAYHEW, Mrs. Frank
MONTEAGLE, Mrs. Louis F.
MOORE, Mrs. Geo. A.
MOSES, Mrs. C.S.
NEWTON, Mrs. Morris
NICHOLS, Mrs. A.C.
O’Connor, Moffat & Co.
PEYSER, Mrs. Dora
PAIGE, Mrs. Timothy
POND, Mrs. C.L.
PORTER, Mrs. B.F.
PARK, Mrs. G.W.
PIERSON, Mrs. William
RIDEOUT, Mrs. N.P.
RUSSELL, Mrs. Alexander
ROSENSTIRN, Dr. Julius
RICHARDSON, Geo. F.
SUSSMAN, Mrs. S.
SMITH, George Law
STERN, Mrs. J.
SCHMITT, Mrs. Maurice
STONE, Mrs. N.J.
SPIERS, Mrs. James
Sperry & Co.
SUMNER, Mrs. F.W.
STEINHART, Mrs. Ignaz
SIMPSON, Capt. W.R.
SPINNEY, Mrs. W.S.
SMITH, Mrs. H.C.
SANBORN, Mrs. F.G.
STAATMULLER, Mrs. F.D.
TOWNE, Mrs. A.G.
VAN ALLEN, W.K.
WEIL, Mrs. L.P.
WINTERBURG, Mrs. Dr. W.
WHITE, James A.
WOLLWEBER, Miss Clara
FRIES, Frank H.
GIBBONS, Morton L.
GIBBONS, Ida L.
GIBBONS, Walter H.
LEVY, Walter H., Jr.
MOORE, Pierre B.
GREENWALD, Mrs. Louisa
LENT, Mrs. Fannie
SUTRO, Miss Emma
SUTRO, Miss Rosa
SUTRO, Miss Kate
SUTRO, Miss Clara A.
SIMONS, Mrs. Julius C.
WORMSER, Mrs. Isaac
FAULL, Master John A.
WHITNEY, Eddie Otis
Applications for membership, or donations of money or clothing can be sent to any of the officers of the Society, or to Miss Lottie Derby, 1221 O’Farrell street, who is the authorized collector for the Pioneer Kindergarten Society.
Adults $ 10 a year, or more
Life Membership $100
Children $ 1 a year
Life Membership $ 10
PIONEER KINDERGARTEN SOCIETY
SECTION 1. The organization shall
be called the Pioneer Kindergarten Society of San Francisco.
SEC. 2. The object of this Society is to establish Free Kindergartens for the benefit of the children of the poor; also, to maintain a free training class for kindergarten teachers.
SECTION 1. Any person may become
a member of the Society by payment of a regular monthly subscription of
any named sum.
SEC. 2. Any child under fifteen years of age may become a subscriber by the payment of one dollar annually.
SEC. 3. Any person may become a life member of the Society on the payment of one hundred ($100) dollars.
SEC. 4. Any child under fifteen years of age may become a life member on the payment of ten dollars.
SECTION 1. The officers of the society
shall be President, Vice-President, Secretary, Corresponding Secretary
and Treasurer; also, a Board of fifty Directors, the lady members of which
shall constitute an Executive Committee.
SEC. 2. All officers of the Society shall be ex-officio members of the Board of Directors.
SECTION 1. It shall be the duty of
the President to preside at all meetings of the Society or Board of Directors,
to sign drafts on the Treasurer for bills approved by the Executive Committee.
SEC. 2. In the absence of the President, the Vice-President is to assume the duties named as those of the President, and in his absence, any Director, appointed to the Board, may perform the duties of the President.
SEC. 3. The Treasurer shall keep accurate account of all moneys received and expended, in a book kept for that purpose, which shall always be open to the inspection of any Director, and shall present to the Society annually, and to the Executive Committee monthly, a statement of the finances of the Society. No money shall be paid except by draft, signed by the President and Secretary.
SEC. 4. It shall be the duty of the Secretary to keep correct minutes of all meetings, to report annually all facts connected with the affairs of the Society that may be deemed to interest, to give notice of all meetings authorized by the President of Chairman of the Executive Committee, to write all letters necessary to the business of the Society, to sign, with the President, drafts on the Treasurer for bills approved by the Executive Committee.
SEC. 5. The duty of the Board of Directors shall be to govern the Society, promote its interests, provide ways and means to carry out its objects, to elect and remove its officers, and generally to supervise and regulate its good government.
SEC 6. The duty of the Executive Committee shall be to control the funds of the Society, and to have power to devise and adopt measures for carrying out the objects of the Society during the interim of the annual meetings, subject to the approval of the Board of Directors.
SECTION 1. The annual meeting of
the Pioneer Kindergarten Society shall be held the fourth Saturday in January.
The election of officers shall take place at the annual meeting, and shall
be by ballot or acclamation, a majority of vote of those present constituting
an election. Seven members shall constitute a quorum. In the event that
at any annual meeting there shall be no quorum, the persons holding office
shall continue in office until the next annual meeting, or until an election
is held by order of the Board of Directors.
SEC. 2. Meetings of the Board of Directors may be called by the President, by Chairman of the Executive Committee, or by any three members of the Executive Committee, whenever deemed necessary. Five members of the Board of Directors shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. Vacancies in the Board of Directors shall be filled by the Board.
SEC 3. Meetings of the Executive Committee shall be held the first Monday of each month, time and place at the convenience of the members. Five members shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of necessary business.
SEC 4. A fine of one dollar shall be imposed upon members of the Executive Committee when absent from regular monthly meetings, except in case of illness or absence from the city, when a written excuse will be accepted in place of fine.
These By-Laws may be altered or amended
by a majority vote of the members present at the annual meeting, or any
meeting called for the purpose, the amendment having been submitted at
the last meeting of the Society.