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2,631 2,137 3,694

561 2,112 7,425 1,440 6,443

975 2,893 2,155 1,688

1,128 34,245

1,507 2,704 1,076 4,833 2,018 1,307

301 5,204 3,528 4,232 4,824 3,278

959 4,202 8,068 2,039 6,129 8,152 70,006 7,343 5,166 2,911 4,729 13,837 5,543 3,565


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IO2 2,725 4,176 2,425 2,081 3,609

527 2,062 7,375 1,448 6,279

865 2,691 2,006 1,661

1,116 30,431

1,435 2,645

981 4,758 1,888 1,371

281 5,157 3,683 4,550 4,459 3,230

989 4,247 8,009 2,076 5,801 7,681 68,390 6,988 5,149 2,822 4,575 13,466 5,366 3,439

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LOS ANGELES.---The friends of education in this portion of the State will, many of them, be pleased to learn that Professor J. A. Foshay has been appointed Superintendent of Schools of this city for a term of four years. This appointment gives eminent satisfaction to the teachers and citizens of Los Angeles. He is not a new man among us, but one whose two years of service as Deputy Superintendent have proved him to be thoroughly qualified for this work. He has been six years a memb.r of our County Board of Education, and before coming to this State was for six years Superintendent of the schools of Putnam county, New York....... The present is felt to be rather a trying si uation for the Los Angeles schools, and we feel sure they are in the hands of a man who will extricate them from all embarassment, and gradually introduce such reforms as will bring in an era of growth and prosperity which will place the schools of our city in the front rank with those of the foremost cities of America. In this he has the best of help in his deputy, Chas. L. Ennis, also a tried man in this city, and in a corps of about three hundred teachers, nearly all of whom have been reelected after giving proof of their fitness and ability.-H.............All the Marysville teachers were reëlected with the exception of Mrs. Nina Foulk, who is succeeded by Miss Adah L. Townsend........ Miss Jennie Rosamond White, of Nevada City, was elected assistant High School teacher. She has been teaching in the Pasadena High School, and will assist Professor Stokes ...... The good citizens of San Luis Obispo, by a vote of 127 against 14, have, with Mr. Leroy D. Brown as Principal, re-established the High School in Mision San Luis District, and the trustees are building a fine laboratory for the building to be occupied..... Mr. W. S. Thomas has been called from San Bernardino to the Principalship of the High School at Petaluma with Mr. Sharpe and Miss Salina Sharpe as assistants... Professor George R. Kleeberger, Vice-Principal of the State Normal School in San Jose, has handed in his resignation to President French, of the Board of Normal Trustees. “Prof. Kleeberger will accept the Principalship of the State Normal School at St. Cloud, Minn. He was granted a year's leave of absence by the Board at its last meeting here, and anuounced that during that period he would attend the State University at Berkeley, in order to complete his studies and obtain a doctor's degree. Since then, however, he has received a flattering offer from the Minnesota school, and did not feel that he could afford to refuse it.”Chronicle .....“Professor Lewis, who will occupy the position made vacant by the drowning of Prof. Harold Whiting in the wreck of the steamship Colima, is a young man of great promise. He received recently the degree of Doctor of Philosophy at Johns Hopkins University. For some months he has been a lecturer in the Bliss School of Electricity in Washington. He has also for a long time been an assistant in the physical laboratory of Johns Hopkins University."-S. F. Chronicle....... We are pleased to hear that the Commencement Exercises by the graduating class of the Santa Barbara High School were the most satisfactory ever hield there. Of the twenty-five young men and women graduated, the majority will enter either the State or the Stanford University. 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