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E. Jewitt Saw a Dead Man
Pinioned Beneath
the Debris.
The Proprietor of the 111-Fated
Brighton House Suc
All Work on the Ruins Suspended
for Fear That the Adjoining Build
ing Will Share the Same Fate.
Under a mass of debris and heavy tim- j
bers of the wrecked lodging-house on [
Mint avenue and Fifth street lies the body I
of an unfortunate and unknown laborer, j
buch is the statement of E. Jewitt, a
laborer at 148 Fifth street, who says that
he saw the body at the lime that he as- !
sisted in removing poor Jesse May from
the basement a few minutes after the
Brighton lodging-house toppled over into
Mint avenue on Monday afternoon.
From midnight Monday until the pres
ent time nothing has been done toward
Jewitt Led the Searchers to the Place Where He Saw the Dead Man's lioiy
Before the Side Wall Settled.
searching in the ruins for the body o:
bodies, should there happen to be mon
than one. In this, as in many matter:
where public officials are concerned, th<
work is progressing very slowly, and yes
terday was consumed in an effort to faster
the blame and responsibility for the affan
upon some one. Meanwhile thousands o
people stood around the ruins and won
dered why something had not been an.
was not being done besides ollicially in
They wondered why no efforts were be
ing made toward recovering the body o
the Door workingman that was lvin§
crushed under heavy timbers in the debris
and ooze of the basement.
Chief Engineer Sullivan, Assistant
Dougherty and the other officials of th«
Fire Department gave their explanation!
as to why the work haa been stopped, say
insrthat * the foundation of the adjoining
building was not firm enough to warrant
the removal of the wreckage. The Chief
ordered the owner of the building in ques
tion to brace up the walls and foundation
to prevent it from toppling over into tin
ruins of the lodging-house.
In the afternoon E. Jewitt took District
Engineer Dougherty and several other- to
a spot in the basement and showed them
when; he had seen the body of a dead man
soon after the crash took place. He says
that since the side wall had settled the
body is now jammed against the street
Coroner Hawkins made an inspection of
the premises in or.li r to be informed as to
the situation when holding the inquests
on the bodies at the Morgue.
The question of responsibility caused
much discussion, each party directly or
indirectly interested claiming that he is
not to blame. It is likely that some one
will be called to task for the accident.
■ From all accounts neither ti>e architect
nor the sub-ion tractor took the trouble to
secure a permit from the proper authorities
for the alterations of the building, and the
Fire Wardens did not take the trouble to
see if the work was being done under a
permit or not.
Late last evening PatricK McKeown, one
of the victims of the accident, died in the
Receiving Hospital, after suffering great
agony for over thirty hours. He was the
proprietor of the Brig ton House.
Patrick McKoown Dies From Being
Crushed Between Two Large
Patrick McKeown, who, with his wife,
conducted the Brighton House, died of his
injuries last evening in the Receiving
Hospital. He was in one of the middle
rooms on the second story when the house
went down. A.S the structure toppled over
McKeown was caught between two large
beams, which pres.-ed upon him so Hard
that he couid hardly breathe, it was ne
y to cut the timbers to remove the
sufferer. He was sent at once to the Ke
ceiving Hospital, where the doctors said
that the man's injuries, which were inter
nal, wrre of such a character that his re
covery would be doubtful. He lingered in
great agony until last night, when, at 9:55
o'clock, he died.
The last sacraments of the church were
j performed shortly before by Rev. Father
Jacquet of St. Ignatius College. The
man died surrounded by his wife, relatives
and friend-. He was conscious aim
the last. HisriDßhad been crushed and
had pierced his lungs. The body was
j taker, to the Morgue.
H >"..c\ her 1, one of the lodgers in ;he
same house, is still in the hospital. His
rii'ht ■ lied.
John Lyons, Simeon Deane and Richard
Bucking were taken to their homes Mon
day evening, and Mrs. Joseph Byrne wont
to a friend's house yesterday. Miss S. A.
j Byrne was taken to St. Mary's Hospital*
A. Leuenberger to the French Hospital
i and Dennis (irifHn to the City and County
Hospital. Griffin is seriously injured.
Ip wounds and interna'. in-
I juries his right thigh was smashed and
i Ins kidnov.t were iniiirpri.
I Chief Suliivan Says That the Ad
joining Building Must Be
The work of charing away the debris
: was Btopped at midnight Monday by order
;of Chief Sullivan, who decided that i;
! would not be safe to proceed further in
; that line. When the work was stopped
i the top story had been removed and sev-
I eral holes cut in the second floor, which
j now rests in The basement. This was to
I ena!;le the firemen to look for any bodies
j ttiat might be between the two floors, but
c were found.
The Chief's next order was to dirpct J.
T. Kelly and Mr>. Charles K. Pinney, the
j owners of the four-story frame bouse a<i
joining to brace up the east trail and ;
"'jack up" under tne east part of the
building with a long temporary girder in
; order to allow a strengthening oi the ;
; foundation wall. The Chief says that the
brick foundation is still new and the mor
j tar fresh. The s-oft nature of the sand and
the moist condition of the ground is likely
to let the building down on the east side,
which would result in a crash similar to
that of Monday. He cla ins that the re
mainder of the wrecked building is pre
venting the Kelly building from toppling
over, acting as a brace. Mr. Keliy set to
work to comply with the Chief- order, but
he does so much against his will. He
states that his building is on a linn
foundation and that the side walls rest on
a seven-foot brick wall, with a two-foot
He claims further that the collapsed
building is no support whatever to his,
but, on the contrary, that the pressure
caused by the weight is pressing against
the bottom of his building and the brick
wall of Use foundation. Ik asserts that
there is no danger, as his house stands as
plumb as the day it was put up eighteen
years ago.
It will take at least another twenty-four
hours to put in the required bracing
against the east wall. Until that is ac
complished no more rubbish, broken
timbers and debris can be removed from
the cellar of the ill-fated building.
E. Jewitt Showed Where the Body
of a Dead Man Is
"There is one more man buried in that
pile," said E. Jewitt of 148 Fifth street to
District Kngineer Dougherty and Coroner
Hawkins yesterday afternoon, and he led
the officials to the spot where he said he
saw the body a few minutes after the
building went down. The men went down
the rough ladder into the basement,
picked their way among broken timbers
and piles of brick until they reached a
spot on the east side, midway of the
"It ;s in there between the side wall and
tbe street embankment." said Jewitt.
"1 was at work cleaning brick under
the rcr.r of the building, when I heard
the tracking of timbers, and instantly 1
r> a [zed what \va< happening. I called to
the men to run, and I sprang to the west
wall, which did not come down, and saved
myself. Alter great difficulty I got out on
the street without any injury, but badly
shaken up. Then I thought of Jesse May,
with whom I had been working, and I
started oack, followed by a number of lire
m a. We picked our way to where I last
saw May and I found him lying there,
bleeding. I caught hold of him, but he
was fast under some timbers. I got hold
of a man's leg and said, 'Jess, is that your
lee?' He said : 'No; it must be the man
who fell on me. For God's sake, help me
'•Some one got a light and we took May
out, but before I went I saw the man he
spoke about. The man had evidently
tried to crawl along the street embank
ment when a big timber caught him
across the middle of the back and he was
'crushed to the ground, his lem lying on
May's body. I saw the man plainly. He
was" lying* face down and bis head was
covered with' blood. I noticed that lie
w.as bald on the top of his head. lam
sure the man was dead. The sidewalk at
that time was several feet above the base
i meat Holt, but it has settled since, antl in
j doing >o it come down inside of where the
nirtn was lying. We carried May out, and
by that tune all my strength was spent, so I
went b< rue to tell my wife tha. I was not
seriously hurt.
"To-day I went down to the Morgue to
see is the man's body "as there, but it was
not, so it must be here."
Dougherty said that there was plenty of
room for a man's body in the position de
scribed by Jewitt, but that it wouid not be
possible to reacu the .lead man until after
the debris and timbers are all out. The
place indicated by Jewitt is a ma
: broken timbers, crushed wall, bricl; ehim
i ney and debris.
This is the second time that Jewitt has
| had a narrow escape from .death. Four
Lodgers of the Brighton Looking Over the Recovered Property for Lost Articles.
years ap-o, while cleaning the ferry-boat I
Piedmont, he fell overboard and was al- '
most drowiieU.
Officials Trying: to Fasten the
Responsibility on the
The Coroner and the officials of the Fire
! Department made a long investigation
I yesterday to determine who was respon
i i sible for the accident and the attending
i fatalities. It is needless to say that each
one interested tried to throw the blame
; ! upon some one else. It will no doubt fall
i : upon cither Sibley, Gleason or Davis, the
; i sub-contractors, or perhaps upon all three.
Coroner Hawkins interviewed several of
! \ the workmen. One was Mike Howard, a
i ' laborer, who lives on Twenty-sixth street,
; ! near San Jose avenue. He said that early
Monday morning he noticed that the large
. i iore-and-aft timber under the floor was on
,' a slant. The jackaerews and cribs were
i i also out of place; that they were not
j ! squared up as they should be. Howard
: called the attention of Foreman Davis to it,
t I but the latter said that they were all
i right, and that the timber was just a little
i warped. The jackserews in particular
j were "off," and he did not think they
• | were safe, but he could not do anything.
Here District Engineer Dougherty inter
. posed the statement that Fire Warden
i | McCluskey had made an inspection of the
building early in the morning and found
everything all right.
William Lenahan, a laborer employed
in building the foundation, declared that
i he saw nothing out of tue way with the
, underpinning.
E. D. Davis, Pibley's colored foreman,
stated that at 3 :30 p. m. he was in the base
ment and saw that everything was all
t n k rbt -
An inspection of the wrecked premises
[ by District Engineer Shaughnessy, Fire
' I Marshal Towe and Mr. Pierson, a well-
I j known architect, will probably do much
; j toward fixing the rebponsibility where it
> ! belongs.
They spent considerable time yesterday
afternoon in the basement and found
1 plenty of evidence of either criminal care
-1 lessness or ignorance. Even with the
■ timbers, cribs and jackscrews twisted and
i displaced by the collapse very grave evi
dence of lax methods were discovered. In
the rirst place, those excavating the sand
had next to undermined cribs and sup
' porting blocks. The street enbanknient,
after being planked up, had been braced
by large pieces of timber placed against
the cribs, the intermediate Dlocksand the
fore and alt timber under tne Moor. The
street bank naturally settled and the buig
ing sand pressed against tiie braces, which
in turn pressed in the cribs and other teiu
j porary supports.
With the immense weight of the build
ing pressing downward, the lateral pres
sure from the street embankment oper
ating upon the cribs, the cribs undermined
by the excavators, it Wuuld have been sur
prising to Mr. Shaughnessy if tne building
j had been able to stand.
Considerable has been said about the
water in the basement. Several claim
that the basement is really a quicksand
and that the foundations under the cribs
were washed out by the water that flows
I through the sand.
Coroner Hawkins said that when the in-
I quests are held on the bodies he will have
I all of the evidence he can pet, and if there
I is sufficient to warrant a criminal prosecu
> tion he will cause the arrest of the guilty
Repairs to the Fifth-Street Build-
ing Apparently Without Legal
Seven hours before the building on Fifth I
street came crashing down, burying be-
Death its fatal weight nearly a score of
inmates and passers-by, John McCluskey,
relief engineer and lire warden, went be
neath the building, and, as he states, ex
amined the work carefully. He says he
found it resting upon dibs, not needles as
has Lecn stated. "I would have been
willing to sl-ep there," .said John Mc-
Cluskey. "What the contractors may
have done after I left of course I don't
know. You never can tell what these
contractors are going to do. Of course, I
couldn't anchor there. I had other duties
to attend to."
So far McCloakey's statement seems to
be satisfactory, bill there is one circum
stance upon which neither McCluskey nor
any one else connected with the Fire De
partment seemed to be able to throw any
particular light, upon. That is, by whose
permission the building was beinir re*
i aired at all. It is within the Cre limits,
anJ the ordinance seems clear enough
upon the que-tion of permits necessary to
be obtained and lue manner of obtaining
them for repairs within the City limits.
Yet among those who should be be.it
posted 'the matter seems to be very Lazy.
Inquiry of out- of the Fire Wardens who
was iUperint<'!iiJi!ij_' the w->rk of clearing
away the debris elicited the information
that the work of reconstructing the build
ing was being regularly prosecuted under
a permit issued by the City Superintend
ent of streets. At the headquarters of
that official a permit relating to the prem- ]
ises was readily found, but it failed en- i
tireiy in serving as a warrant for the work j
which was being done. The authority of
the Street Department ends with the street
line. The permits which they issue in re
lation to new buildings are uniform niid i
m:iy be obtained by any onr upon deposit
ing $20 a*< a guarantee of good faith. These
permits simply ullow the grantes to ob
struct one-third of the street with build- |
ins materials for a limited time. Such a j
permit>was on June 10 jrrnn'ed to Adam
Miller for the Fifth-street building. "Per
mits for the reconstruction of buildiiigs
within the fire l'mits may be found at the
office of the Fire I'ej.artmcnt."
At the office of the Fire Commissioners,
Fire Marshal and Fire Wardens they
either bad no record of the permit to 1
Miller or refused to show it. Tii^ clerk
••aid the place to pet the information was
from the clerk of the Board of Supervisors.
Here the search practically ended. C'.erk
.(. I». Russell said that all applications for
permits to repair buildings within the fire
limits should come before the *'ire Com
mittee of the Board of Supervisors. He
had records of all permits granted, and a
search for six montds back failed to show
that any permit had been granted for the
building which has collapsed. "That set
tles it," said the clerk; "they have got no
McCluskey, when asked about the per
mit, was very much inclined to evade the
issue. "It is my duty as Fire Warden/
he said, "to examine all the buildings
south of Market and east of Seventh. I
examined the Fifth-street building all
right Monday morning and it was ad safe
and sound. Of course 1 don't know what
may have happened after that"
"Did you demand to see the permit
under which the work was being done?"
McCiuskey was asked.
"Well," he replied, "they had a permit
from the Street Superintendent. They
had to have that before they could tear up
the sidewalk."
"Did you see this permit? " he was
McCiuskey admitted he hadn't seen the
permit, but it was the Street Superin
tendent's duty to see that no sidewalks
were torn up without a permit, and he
supposed the Street Superintendent had
done his duty.
Then John McCluskey made a most re
markable statement. He said it was not
the custom of Fire Wardens to demand
permits for the mere replacing of a foun
dation, even if it is within the fire limits.
"If the foundation is insecure, " he said,
we serve a notice upon them to repair it.
"If they repair it without notice, we are
glad of it and say nothing about permits."
The Fire Warden seemed to be laboring
under considerable doubt as to just when
a permit was necessary. He finally ad
mitted that if the whole front of a building
was to be torn off a permit would be es
sential, and in such a case he thought the
Fire Warden's duty was to see that the
owner or the contractor had one.
"If you saw such work in course of con
struction," he was asked, "would you de
mand to see the permit? "
"Well, if there was a permit," he said,
"we would honor it. We would see it in
the Dapers and ttien we would be noti
fied." So McCluskey must have known
that there was no permit issued for the re
pairing of the building.
In the General Orders of the Board of
Supervisors the matter seems to have beeu
lucidly stated, and the befogged condition
of the official minds on the subject seems
rather uncalled for. The following is the
Sec. 40. No wooden building within the
fire limits shall be altered, changed or re
paired without permission in writing, signed
by a majority of the Fire Wardens, approved
by a committee on Fire Department and the
Mayor, wnich permit shall fully express the
alterations, changes or repairs allowed, a copy
of which shall be tiled by the grantee, within
two days, in the office of* the Chief Engineer
and Fire Marshal; but no permit shall be
given to increase the «ize of said building, ex
cept as provided for iv this order.
Another section provides that it shall
be the duty of the Fire Wardens to see
thut the provisions of this order are car
ried out, and in case of violations they are
instructed to make complaint to a" Po
lice Judge.
S. L, Shields of Sacramento Came
Near Being One of the
A dispatch to The Call from Sacra
mento states that S. L. Shields of that city
narrowly escaped being included in the
j list of wounded or dead of the building
i collapse in San Francisco Monday, having
j left the building but a few minutes before
I the awful catastrophe occurred, after an
interview with Sarah Byrne, one of the
unfortunate victims. In speaking of the
matter Mr. Shields said:
I had engaged toe services of Miss Byrne for
iuv laundry here In Sacramento, aud "just be
fore leaving the City I called at the house to as
certain it she would roiiie up on the following
I day. As I passed into the building I noticed that
I the floor SHnk under my weight, and thought
at the time that the building was unfitted toi
I occupancy. The feeling increased, for wnile
I in conversation with Miss Byrne I could hear
the tlmben in the wall creaking and groaning.
I called the matter to the attention of Miss
]'. yrrie and her relatives, saying: "Do you
hear those sounds? This building la unsafe.' 1
in answer llw^. replied that they had also
: b 'ii Hlarined. but that the contractor had
told the lundlady that everything was per
j fee tly safe.
,\- I : s,M -d out of the building I noticed the
sinking an'! giving of the floor, and
when I got out on the sidewalk, my curiosity
I being nronsed I looked under the building oh
tii south *id<- und found that the stringers of
I the foundation did not rest upon the shoring
by over two inches and seemed to be very in
secure, resting as they did ou a bed of sand
that seemed obe slowly shifting. Shortly
after 1 left the vicinity the building col
But Little Property of Value Left
After Passing Through the
The wrecked lodging-house looked yes
terday as though it had been struck by a
tornado. Broken timbers, smashed furni
ture, scraps of clothing and bric-a-brac
were scattered over the adjacent streets.
The firemen gathered up all of the hitter
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■ nuUU LAn rnlOcb
"While we are making oar store bigger— cutting through
to Ellis street (to accommodate our customers and the in-
creased trade) we are -offering big bargains — ALTERED
prices for the ALTERATION" Sale. Other people talk
about bargains— just watch our ALTERED prices and
compare! Remember, too. fashionably cut and tailored —
922-930 Market Street.
that was of any value and piled them on
the sidewalk beside the Mint. During the
day those who had lived in the Brighton
inspected the pile to see if they could re
cognize anything that belonged to them.
Several took away small articles, but a
larg» amount was left, evidently being re- ;
garded as not worthy of further trouble.
Upon receiving Chief Sullivan's order
to clear the wood and rubbish from the '
street the owners of the Brighton and the j
contractors at once set a lot of men and
teams to work. The teams were kept on
the move all day, and by night consider
able of the stuff was carted away. A large
force of police were kept on the ground,
their duty being to protect the property
from the thieves who riack to su.cn places \
and to keep the larce crowd of curious and
sympathetic away from the workmen.
He Says the Alteration Was Not
Such as Called for a
Chief Sullivan stated last evening that
no permit had bean issued for the work
being done to the building and that none
was needed.
"Putting in a foundation," he said, "is ;
not such an alteration or repair as to re
quire a permit. It is only making the
structure more safe, and no one can pre
vent them from doing that. liaising or
lowering the building would require a
permit, and in that case it would be the
duty of the Fire Wardens to see that they
had it. The only thing they did in this
case that would call for a permit was dig- j
ging under the sidewalk. To do that they '
should have a permit from the Street De- j
partment. If they had that they are all
Reverting to the catastrophe the Chief j
said: "It is hard to say where tne blame
lies, but it wa3 a cheap contract and it was i
evidently tho resuli of a 'penny-wise-ar.d
pound-foolish' policy. I was reliably in
formed to-day that Gleason came very
near having a similar accident on a larger ;
scale some time ago. He was raising the j
Langdon, the big five-story hotel on the |
corner of Mason and Ellis streets, when ,
it commenced to shift slowly. Architect i
Frank Shea chanced to come along and
he directed his energies toward saving the
building until far into the night, with
rinal success. Had the Langdon collapsed
as did tliis building the loss of life would I
have been frightful.
"What this City needs is a bureau of
inspection, such as the large Eastern cities
have. These bureaus are composed of
men skilled in architecture nnd construc
tion. Tho results are far more satisfac
tory than can be looked for from men who
have been trained only to put out fires."
The D^ad Victims.
The bodies of Mrs. Ernestine Silverst° ; n
and Jesse May, the two victims of trie
Fifth-street disaster whose injuries re
sulted fatally, were yesterday conveyed
from tbf> Morgue to an undertaking estab
lishment at 122 Eddy street, where ar
rangements will be made for their funeral.
Big Catches of the Sportive H»h Interest
MONTEREY, Cal., June 23.— Owing to
the large catch of salmon in Monterey
Bay the Sacramento River Packers' Asso
ciation has decided to start a cannery in
Morteiey. Last week J. P. Haller, the
manager of the company, arrived in Mon
terey and made all necessary arrange
ments for the immediate placing of the
plant. It is now in position and ready for
operation. Mr. Haller says that he
can handle about 1500 salmon per day, and
will employ quite a number of boys and
girls. He expects to pay the fishermen
about 2' 2 0r3 cents per pound for their
fish, which is a great deal better than they
can do on an average Dy snipping to San
The company will al3O handle fruit, and
thus the orchardists will nn<i a home
market. The Sacramento River Packers'
Association is a strong financial concern
and owns two large canneres — one at
Black Diamonn, in Contra Costa County,
and the other at Chipps Island, Solano
County. The establishment of this enter
prise is of great importanc? to the people
of Monterey, as it will furnish work during
the packing season to quite a number of
unemployed people.
Heat Kill* a Fetalutna Jtanrh Hand.
PETALUMA, Cal., June 23.— Coroner !
i'oung will hold an inquest on the re
mains of an Italian, Tranquil Gubbi by
name, who had resided here with his
family. He was aick and out of work, but
found employment on tne Soldate ranch
four days ago. The heat overcame him
while in the field Monday and he was
bro tight to hia home, where he was at- ''■
tended by his wife, but died before the
doctor arrived. There beng some rumors
afloat that he was poisoned the funeral
was delayed and an autopsy will be held.
Steadies the
of worn-out women and over-
worked men. It is a wonderful
tonic and a non-intoxicating
stimulant, from which there
is no depression or reaction.
Builds up Invalids
The strengthening and nerve-
sustaining properties of Vino-
Kolafra have been shown by-
such tests as those of the
French Army, the Loomis and
Flower hospitals, New York,
the athletes of Yale, Cornell,
Pennsylvania and other uni-
versities, the Superintendent
of the New York Postoffice,
various government depart-
ments in Washington, and
thousands of physicians.
Sold by druggists generally.
Brunswick Pharmacal Co.
Johnson & Johnson-, Selling Agents,
92 William St., New York.
Do you
need any
Of these items? If so, call on us at
once, for they won't last long.
Real China. Decorated Dessert Plan's,
were 15c: now 1 Oc.
Real China Decorated Dinner Plates,
wore 20c; now 2 Tor 2 sc.
Real China, Decorated Dinner Plat**, tinted o:\zf.
.- :, ■■■:.- were 25c; now i.-,c.
Real China, Decorated Dinner I'lates, extra laree,
were 30c; now 15c.
English Decorated Cups and Saucers, Ur^e size.
3 for 2 .-,<-.
Table Lamps.
Complete with Shade and
Were $200; now $1.55
t?"EAZOi:s and SIIKAKS ground by
skilled mechanics, a specialty.
I A of our patrons we have concluded to establish
! a '•Table d'Hote" dinner, beginning Thursday, June
I 25, from 5 to 8 P. St.. the price of which will be »1.
! The highs' andard of excellence that we have so
I carefully preserved for so many years will recom-
; mend this new feature to the public.
Props. Swain's Restaurant, 213 Sutter.
: ,*. 3 and 5 Front St.; San Francisco. ,*,
I .*. CH AS. BROWN A SON, 807 Market, Ag*t. jrS
j £ C. F. SALOMONSON & CO.. Twelfth and ©
iQL Franklin streets, Oakland. Agent. «_«,
Spring Valley Water Works proposes to
undertake the delivery of water at such wharves
in this city as are supplied with its hydrants.
Written applications for water are to be made at
the water office, which the Harbor Commissioners
propose to er»"ct on tli^ seawall, between Howard
and Mission streets. Ships lying in the stream
will be informed at the above office, a', the time of
making such applications, . from what hydrants
their water-boats will be supplied. Reasonable
notice must be given in all cases, and applications
will be filled at the earliest convenience, between
tne hours of 7 a. m. an.l 0 p. m. daily, Sundays and
holidays excepted, unless specially contracted
By order of the Board of Directors.
I'ELHAM W. AMES. Secretary.
Crawford ■:■ "Unsurpassed,"
$40, $50, $00, $75.
Phcenix "Stands the Racket"
The guarantee of the Crawford • same as thai
given with $100 wheels.
1510 Market St., San Francisco. Cal.
Redemption of Dopont-St. Bonds.
1 of San Francisco, June 17, 1896.
Holders of Dupont -street bonds issued under an
act of ;he state Legislature entitled, "An aft to
authorize the widening of Dupout street. in the
City of San Francisco," adopted March 23, 1876.
are hereby notified that the uiulersijrned win re-
ceive sealed proposals for surrender of said
bonds, as provided by section 18 of said act, at
his office. in the New City Hall, San Francisco,-
until Vi o'clock noon of TUESDAY, June 30,
The amount to be applied to the redemption of
said bonds is about three hundred and seventy-rive
thousand dollars ($375,000). Bidders will state
at what rate they will surrender their bonds for
payment, less coupons due. No proposals above
I par will be considered.
Bids to be indorsed. "Proposals for Surrender of
1 Dupont-strvet Bonds." A. C. WIDBSR,
City and County Treasurer.
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