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There has been more inquiry for
property In the real estate offices dur
ing: the past few days than in the pre
vious three months, and this is taken
as an indication that people will in
vest in realty when the present finan
cial tangle is straightened out. Oper
ators are insistent In their advlee that
persons who have money locked up in
safe deposit vaults would do well to
invest their coin in real estate, as
there is no form of investment in the
country which pays such good returns.
There is ample evidence already that ;
this advice is being taken, for not a
lew people, have b«en securing infor
mation in the different real estate of
fices about Income paying property, and
there is also another good sign of re
turning confidence from the fact that
people are now anxious to loan money
In sains ranging from $10,000 to $50,000.
Despite the stringency of the money
market building is not stopped, and
there are pretty nearly as many men
employed now as before the flurry. This
Is owing to the circumstance thp.t with
in the past month tfafere has been
shown a greater desire by the mer
chants to come down town, and on sev
eral of the bu!lding3 the work of com
pletion is being pushed forward with
feverish haste. Every day makes a
noticeable change in the downtown dis
trict and more and more stores are
coming back to their old quarters. By
this time next year the retail quarter
will be firmly re-established down
In speaking of the present condition
of the real estate market A. Rosenstirn
of the firm of Harrigan, 'Weidenmuller
& Roseristirn said:
"The real estate market, as far as
sales are concerned, is cull, due to the
stringent condition of the money mar
ket- For to have an active market our
e^vings banks must !end their money,
and nowadays v.-hen one looks over the
record sheet cne rarely sees the name
of a bank as the mortgagee, but the
canes of individuals. These individ
uals who are now leading their money
*czi good real estate security are the
cr.es that have been hoarding their
ir.cney in the safe deposit vaults. JL,
. lock, however, for a better market
a.«:er the first of the year."
People who have been absent from
Bin Krs.cc:sco for a year are greatly
surprised at th,£ charges that have
transpire!. Market street has, of
ccurse. made the greatest showing, and
thert are sev^rtil blocks on this thor
oughfare which -are completely built
up. The sjw buildings are imposing
an 3 better in every way than the old
ones, -md there has been experienced
little CiSiculty in securing tenants for
oCices or stores. Kearnj- street is in
belter shap'.- r;ow than it was at any tim«» |
of its exislcr.ee. aad Montgomery is
building vi> rapidly. The Mills build
ij-C will bring large numbers to that
thcrou'SJlilare, as. It is understood, that
the former tenants have expressed
ttielr <2es!res of rerenUr.g th^ir oificta.
TfeeS F.uss trtxtldl&g opposite is filling up.
The fact that merchants are seeking
locations in the oid retail district is
one oi the best signs of the confidence
in -Sun Franc'sec. It " is 'ftot "Only the
r.icrchar.ts that are coming fliwn towp,
JiUt the same wish is. ehown by every
cIrST of businessmen. The new build
ing in Slarlcet street. No. €CP, had seven
new tenants in the last three <lays rep
resenting a!I lines of usefulness. The
Cicckcr building is also filling up, as
is the KursbMdt bank building.. It will
r.ot be a great while now before work
Ts commenced on the Postal Telegraph
bjS'«diT:g- in Market street, as the first
consignment of rrc-el which is to be
used in its construction will start from
Pcii^sylvar.ia about the middle of Jan^
The etores In lower Llarket street ere
bcisg rapidly taken up, and aa the time
e^'proaches for the arrival of more ivar
vessels the ambition to own a etore
near the water front grows keener.
Operators in outside lands report
that tbe market his been comparatively
brisk In the purchase of homes. Lyon
a s iat la*, d to the value of
fBO.OOO chani#ed hands on Baker's
teach within the last pvo nor.ths.
There is also considerable Inquiry for
lot* on the Park^ide tract, which offers
exceptional Inducements to people who
are 1 desirous of building 5n a fine resi
dence section. -"The houses that have
been built at ParksJfle are artistic arid
there Is no doubt that this section and
Bakf-r's beach will be two of the Show
places of the city. - . .
There are few sections cf the city
whJch have grewn so rapidly during
the pist 12 months as Richmond. It is
bc-lltved it has doubled la size and
In population during that t!m«. * The
ccv: Sunset district is also, going for
ward, whiie even- out to the beach the
number of people that have taken per
manent residence is surprising. A col
' ony is growing' up at Ingleside, as
many have bought refugee houses for
a stftall sum, which they have joined
tc^rether. shingled and thu's built com
fortafcl* abodes for a r»ominal sum.
In the Mission there has been no de
cline in expansion. It is between the
coming towns on the peninsula and the
Special Gar
Free to
Sunday— £):3s a. m., 12:20 p..m.
! -Fifth and Market Sts.
Regular cars every 15. minutes out JVlission.
Present this advertisement and we will refund;
Certificates gladly accepted.
106-8 Countryman Bldg.
I Phone FTanklin 2848 Van Ness at Ellis
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city and has a splendid future. JSight
at its doors are large tracts being
opened up, such as the Crocker tract,
which is being- managed by George H.
Umbsen & Co. This tract will at no
late date be covered with the homes of
the well to do artisans, whose shop
ping will be done in the Mission. For
this reason, if for co ot-.er, the Mis
sion is de|tlned to be one of the busiest
quarters in San Francisco.
The town of Burlingame has grown
so large that it has become necessary
for the convenience of its" residents to
open a bank. A lot on the corner of
Burlingame avenue and San' Mateo
drive has been purcnased for the sum.
of $10,000, which lot lees tuan four
years ago was sold for $4SO. A rein
forced concrete building is to be erect
ed and the plans are made for a hand
some and artistic; structure. Thttre
have been considerable improvements
near the town of San Mateo, and by
next summer it will have a largre ac
cession to its population.
Ntar Redwood City the famous Din
ij&a park property has been put on the
market, and as it is one of the most
picturesque places on the coast will
undoubtedly be eagerly sought after
by those who want to build homes in
desirable surroundings. Farther down j
the peninsula is the new town of Los
Altcs, which will be on the short lime
to Los Gatos and will have steam and
electric communication. It is between
the universities of Stanford and Santa
[Clara and for this reason is popular.
; The new towns along the line of the
Dumbarton. cutoff are also going ahead/
and there is a growing demand for
lots there.
G. H. Umbsen & Co., who have been
eminently successful in the sale of
large tracts of land, will put on the
market in the first week of December
another block of Parnassus heights,
numbered 763, which is bounded by J
and X streets and Sixth and Seventh
avenues, west of the Affiliated colleges,
overlooking Golden gate with a splen
did marine view. The tract will be
sold only to those persons who contract
to build fine houses, and no stores or.
saloons will be allowed on the property.
It will be remembered. that on Octo
ber 12 Umbsen & Co. held an auction
of the block adjoining the one which
is to be opened to the public next
month and sold over $80,000 worth of
property. Therefore, there is no dou>
that the block which is to be sold will
find equal favor with the public.
The firm also reports that 50 per
cent of the offices in the Union square
building have been leased, which shows
the anxiety of profeseional men to
come downtown.
Baldwin &-Hoxvell have consummated
an important lease. _ The property is
owned by the Macdonough estate com-/
pany and is located at the southwest
erly corner of Grant and Union Square
avenues. The lot has a frontage -of 70
feet in Grand avenue with a depth of
S5 feet. Under the terms of the lea*e
the owner is 1 to construct for George
A. Moss, the well knovs-n glove mer
chant, a modern building, which Moss
has secured a lease of for 15 years. The
total amount of rent to be paid for the
term is close to $500,000. Although the
structure wll} be only three stories in
height. It is the intention to make it
very attractive, and the plans are un
der way byMacdfcnald & Applegarth.
Moss will occupy a portion ef the
building and sublet the balance. The
building will be completed in about 12
months, at the end of which time most
of the large retail firms will be doing
business in the old retail center.
The consummation cf this lease
brings the amount up to nearly $C,000.
<5oO of rents to be paid under leases ef
fected by Baldwin & Howell in the re
tail district, the principal leases nego
tiated by the real estate firm in; addi
tion to the Moss leass being those to
Raphael Weill & Co., Davis, Schonwas-
Eer & Co, TT. & J. Slcaue & Co. and
Roos Brothers.
The Press club has leased through
Baldwin & Howell from Jeremiah Lynch
the top floor of the new building which
Lynch is constructing at the south
westerly corner -of Bush street and
Clara place between Kearny street and
; Grant avenue. The building, which
Lynch has named the Ibis, is nearing
completion. The first and second floors
and basement have been leased to John
Bergez, the well known restaurateur.
The remaining two floors are being 1 ar
ranged fcr offices.
Sol Getz & Sens report the following
Tirestr-CTe by 120 ta east Hue of Twenty
fifth avenue. ICO feet north of I street, to MO
!&r<i F. Ernest: C5x120 la east line ot Forty-sixth
avenue. 160 feet \u25a0 souti of - H street, wlttj lm
prorement*. conrietlajr cf a tbree room cottace,
to Eltzabfta Roptcn; 82:6x100 at nortUeast cor
ner cf Twentr-fiftn arence and I street, to
innard f. irant: 25x120 In westy line of
Forty-third f.veaue. 225 feet north of X street,
to Monroe Drew: 253120 In east line of Tvrenty.
Sftfc avenue. 350 feet sects of H street, to Edwin
L. Dial; 50512 i) la west Hae of Ttftrty-ninta
arenof. 100 feet north of T street, to T. M.
Otto:' 25x120 la west line of Tbjrty-tblrd avenue,
100 fret north of A Ftreet. to Antonla C. I>*vls;
25x100 In cooth line of C street, 57:6 feet eait
«f Fooy-af th avenue, to , George - . C. Lo y«t ;
25x100 In. west line of Orizaba street. 200 feet
north of Ssrgpnt, to Mac Fletcher; lots 20, 21,
S3 and 34 In block 44. City land association, to
F. and A. Oastner: 25x100 in . norta line of M
street, 67:6 feet west of Forty-fifth arenne, to
Aynes Martin; 25x120 In east Hae of Twenty
fifth avenue, 200 feet north of I street, to Sarah
J. Robinson. ; . •
Shainwald, Buckbee & Co. announce
they have added to their leasing de
partment an office building \ staff, or
corps of expert office hullding renting
men, which is necessitated on account
of the large number of permanent of
fice buildings that have been placed In
their hands.
Among some of the leases which they
have made are the following: , . .
Wslls Fargo & Co. bullfilns— The height of
j this building has been increased from six to
eight stories and is being reconstructed and
I waen finished will be oae of onr best class A
structures In the city, a particular feature of
the bolidlng being the fact that It has four
street frontages, fronting as it does in Second,
Mission and Anthony streets and in the drKe
way property iof th« company. The entire top
floor of this Tsuildlng: has been leased to the
supreme court, another floor to the Associated
oil company. A large portion of another floor
to v the Alaska packers' association, a portion to
Gray Bros., who were formerly tenants in tke
old building. Also space to the Pacific car
serrlce bureau and A. M. Blcnenfeld. WellK
Fargo & Co. win occupy the ground floor and
basement and second floor of the building them
selves. Meyers &. Ward are the architects super
rising the coostrnction of this building and it
is expected that it will be completed and ready
for tenants about the first of the year.
Santa Marina building — This magnificent, large,
eight story structure fronting in Market. Cali
fornia and Drumm streets is an Indication of
the character of the buildings which have been
erected near our . water front to replace the
oM structures which stood there before the fire.
The class of tenants to whom the space la this
building has been rented and rental obtained
is an indication that there art plenty of large
business firms located along tha water front
who are perfectly willing to pay good rents if
a modern building with all the conveniences is
offered them. The entire ground floor of fbis
building has been leased to the California fruit
canners' association, 15 offices on the second
floor to the Pacific Coast steamship company.
Also space in the same building to the following
firms: Madison & Bonner, Bulis Head oil works,
Metropolitan redwood lumber company, King
Keystone oil worts, E. K. Wood lumber com
pany, F. B. Findley 6c Co., Hunt Brothers'
company. Pacific Coast lumber surveyors' associa
tion. Charles Nelson company. Beadle Brothers.
S. E. Slade lumber company, Howard Holmes,
E. M. Elam. The building is an eight story and
basement reinforced concrete structure and Is
now rapidly being completed and it is expect-^
that It will be ready. for tenants about the first
of the year.
Consular building — This building is situate at
the northwesterly corner of Battery and Wash
ington streets; opposite the new United States
customs house. This is a three story reinforced
concrete fireproof building oa a lot 137:6x120
feet, fronting in three streets — Washington,
Bsttery and Oregon, elt covers the site of tne
old bulMlng, which was formerly known- as the
Merchants' exchange,- one of the historic lsnd
rnarks of the city. A number of the ground
floor offices and second floor offices have been
rented to custom bouse brokers, among whom
are the following: W. H.Thornley. Mattoon &
Co., B«den &. Co., American mercantile com
pany, F. F. G. Harper & Co., Beed & St. John,
F. E. Mayhew & Co.
Space has also been rented to the United
States inspector of bulls and boilers, -Taylor
school of navigation, California fruit growers'
exchange. Apolllnaris water company, J. L.
Milltouse, W iJUam 8.~ Page, S. H. Westphal,
consul of Nicaragua and the consul of Panama.
The large erounrL floor in Washington street,
running through to Oregon, to John Van Bergen
& Co. ; store In Washington street to S. Levy
Sc Co., corner at Washington and Battery streets
store to Samuel Zenovich & Co.
This firm has also beeo appointed agent for
the Oscar T. Luning baiMlng, a magnificent
eight story fireproof bulMiag at the northwest
corner of Kearny street and Union Square ave
nue, half a block from the junction of Kearny,
Third and Geary streets. This buiMin? has
been built with all tl-.e Interior finish in tmetal.
Slope arid fronting on Mission .street, close to. the city, and on three direct -. im
\u25a0^^^^^^^^^^P^^f^^^^^^ri^^P^K ' macadamized streets, curbs, sewers and water mains, all free of /^^^^^S^^^i
The window* are ot-wire plateglass. A number
or reservations 'have already been made . by at
torneys and other tenants. . :
Pacific building— This building is now being
rapidly completed and will «oon be ready for
occupancy. S. N. Wood & Co. have taken ihe
entire ground floor and metsanlne -floor and are
now installing their fixtures.
Quarters have beea fitted up for the Bar as
sociation ;on the • ninth floor >of this building.
The Bar association will Install the larg«« and
best equipped law library In these rooms, which
are large, light and airy and have been specially
arranged for the association's purposes. The li
brary is particularly well adapted for Its pur
poses, as it extends from the Fourth street front
of the building to the Interior court. Every
rcomfort and convenience are offered to the mem
bers of the association for study and research.
In one corner Is a dictation room, where the
attorney having, a brief to write may bring his
stenographer , and with the best of reference
books at his elbow dictate his work, thus saving
much time and labor. The finish is In mahogany.
Another special feature of these Quarters is the
large billiard room for the use of members. The
building,- therefore, offers special features to at
torneys, and. with this idea In mind the owners
have arranged the rooms of the ninth floor par
ticularly to fill the requirements Of attorneys.
Balboa building— Also been appointed agents
for this elegant, new, 10 story building which is
being erected at the southeast corner of Second
and Market streets and which will b« ready for
tenants about April. %
Tbesame firm has leased the follow
ing stores: ' .
For Charles St^Mman and H. C. Norton. to the
Pacific steel and wire company, store and basß
ment of three story reinforced concrete building
at the northwest' corner of , Fremont and Mission
streets for a term of three years at the total
rental of $10,000. For E. E. lllienthal to E. R.
Wilson Si Co., stora and basement of new four
story brick building at 1180 Market street for a
term of five years at the total rental of $58,2?0.
For estate of Joseph Harvey to -Margaret Mee
haa and Thomas i. Byrne, store and basement
at 8401 Sixteenth street for a term of three
years at the total rental of $2,850. For Phillips
estate company to John J. Bailie, etore in one
story brick building at th« northwest corner of
Battery and Bush streats for a term of five
years at the total rental of $12,000.
D. Coffin &' Co. report the following
•ales for the' week:
Jemima B. Llob to Mrs. lv E. Johnson, lot
in east line of Cuvier street. 125 feet north of
Bosworth; 25x100. Belle Mills to W, R. and
Elizabeth Pope, lot and improvement known as
426 Valley street; lot 25x114. To Mary J.
Burns, lot at southeast comer of Andover street
and Union avenue; 25x70. Elixabetb Quirk e to
J. Contos and P. Gofs, lot in south line of
Twenty-ninth street, 80 feet east of Castro;
25x114. To James Brown, lot and improvements
known as 48 College aTenne; lot 26x96. Henry
J. Ohlsen to Peter F. Adams, lot in esst line
of Gates street, 23 feet touta of Jeffersoa;
Special Train Will Carry Prospective
Purchasers to Park
Hundreds of persons who are inter
ested in the 6ale of home lots in Pin
ge& park, in Redwood City, will be
taken to that beautiful suburb in a
special train Sunday mornlnfif. Some
time ago this magnificent estate was
secured by an enterprising: rear estate
firm and is being subdivided into home
lots. The special passenger train will
leave the Third and Townsend *treet
depot at 10 a. m. tomorrow, and ar
rangements for free transportation
may be made with the agents of the
property. Clark & Wehe, room 301, in
the Crocker building.
Ding-ec park offers a fine opportunity
to the home seeker. It is located on
beautiful hills and level meadows, and
in the confines of the park is one of
the; finest oak grroves to be found in this
part of the country. The park covers
'an area of more than 3,000 acres. In
addition to ideal location for the en
Gems and Clothing Form
\u25a0 Booty in Several
• Mrs. .W. King reported to the police
yesterday that her residence, 1556
Gough street, had been entered during
, her absence Thursday afternoon and
' clothing and jewelry worth 1391.75 had
been stolen. Katale Papera reported
that his room in the cosmopolitan ho
tel, 52S Green street, was entered
Thursday morninc and {37, a diamond
pin, gold chain and gold ring valued
at $87 . stolen. Ignot Barenchuk re
ported, that his residence, S2l Missouri
street, had been entered through the
rear door Thursday and $7S taken from
a trunk.
Ah Len and Ah Fong reported that
their store. 652 Pine street, was en
tered Thursday, a suit of clothes
valued at 940 and 148.50 in coin were
stolen. Solomon A Heinze, tailors. 1852
Devisadero street, reported that an un
known Chinaman had stolen a bolt of
blue cloth valued at $90 from their
store. _ ' . .
John Duffy, teamster, 647 Second ave
nue, reported the theft of two ends of
an election boota, the flooring, three
wooden horses and a stand valued at
$80 from Golden Gate avenue between
Lyon street and Central avenue. Her
bert Sims, carpenter, 456 Fell street, re
ported the .loss of his tools' valued
$100. .
Advertised goods are the best — that
Is why substitutes are offered in place
of them. Insist on having th* best and
you will get it. <>;\u25a0 \
strike: breakers play poker
Eight strike breakers who were ar
rested Thursday night by Policeman
Foley "in a room, at the car barns,
Twenty-fourth and Utah streets, for
playing poker pleaded guilty In Police
Judge Shortall's court yesterday and
were each fined $8. Two of them, Christ
Fisher and Roy Lewis, were also con
victed of carrying concealed weapons
and will be sentenced today.
joyment of the beauties of nature the
resident will have the advantages to
be found in a modern city. ,•
The Bay Shore cutoff and the Dum
barton bridge will greatly enhance the
value of this property, as Redwood City
then will be a transcontinental passen
ger and freight center. The Peninsular
eJ.ectrlc railway, which jvill be com
pleted in the near future, will give
better service. The excellent transpor
tation facilities will make it possible
for residents in that city to reach San
Francisco in 30 minutes. Surveyors
have laid out the lots Ui such a way as
to preserve the natural beauties of the
park and already a large number have
signified their intention .of securing
home lots.
Rev. J. P. Gallagher Brings
Charges Against Mark
Before Mayor
The removal or Cecil Mark, principal
of the Crocker grammar school, was
asked of Mayor, Taylor yesterday by
Father P. J. Gallagher, chaplain of St.
Vincent's. In making: the request
Father Gallagher charges Mark with
•being an "immoral and dishonorable
man." Particularly In the controversy
between Mark and Mrs. Greenan,
a teacher, formerly under Mark, does
the clergyman declare that the prin
cipal's actions have been such that "ho
has proved himself unfit to preside over
any school or act In any official
capacity in connection with the train
ing of the children of our city."
Father Gallagher recites In his let
ter to Mayor Taylor that at his request
an investigation is being conducted by
the board- of education in Mrs.
Greenan's case, and he states that sev
eral of the school directors have ex
pressed the opinion that Mrs. Greenan
had been greatly wronged by the testi
mony of Ma.rk and by his "conspiracy
with a number of disreputable persons,
who resorted to bribery, forgery, per
jury, conspiracy and subornation of
witnesses In order to take this teach
er's position and destroy her reputa
The priest adds that former Mayor
Schmitz had promised to dismiss Mark
from the school department If the
charges brought against him were
proven. He relates that the principal
obtained a stay of proceedings by in
junction and prevented a final hearing.
In conclusion Father Gallagher asserts
his ability to furnish detailed evidence
to substantiate the charges he makes
and ends with the petition that -Mark
be dismissed from the school depart
Customs brokers, who have had dif
ficulty in meeting the de.mands made
upon them by the government rule
which requires that all tonnage taxes
must be paid in coin, have obtained
from Special Deputy Collector Farley
an additional 24 hours in which to maka
the payments. Heretofore they have
had to settle claims within 24 hours of
the time of filing papers, but under th?
new rule they will hare 4S hours.
Emil Stenlow, clerk in a cigar store
at Fourth and Townsend streets, was
charged in Police Judge Conlan's court
yesterday with conducting a poolroom.
A policeman testified that he gave Sten
low 50 cents Thursday to bet on a
i horse, Seven Bells. Stenlow's defense
was that he thought Seven Bells was a
new brand of cigars and he kept the 50
cents till he could ask the "boss." The
judge fined him $30.
The Special Excursion .to
place Sunday, December 8,
1907. It will run over the
Bay Shore Cutoff., Cal! to-
day and make your reserva-
tion. Get your free railroad
Many were disappointed
when DUMBARTON was
opened. The train holds just
so many. Don't be a late
comer. Make your arrange-
ments now. DUMBARTON
OAKS is the pick of the
peninsula. This excursion is
FREE. Be our guests. A
splendid luncheon will* be
American Real Estate Company
636 Market St.. San Francisco
Telephone Temporary 3593
rfgg|||gk LEASS
prg>t^|gl offices
g, I 111 vjs^ Irl tho *
I j f ||l Propolis
lsl ill Sank Building
PH 2 H &lr *£i Market and
13&J5 '•** &v s*n eT<r Montgomery
j£i fjl CiS->iiS /y Finest Appointed
! JEMM^^« BuUdin/ or at
1237 Van »*«.
PROPOSALS will be received *t t&e'Burna fit
Supplies aad Ac«mnt», NaTy Dejartaseof,
W&sblnfton, D. C, nstU 10 o'clock a. a.. D«-
cemC«r 17. 1907, and pabllcly opened Uaia*-
filately tfiereafter. to fnrclsSi at t!x# na-ry r«r<l.
Mare Island, Cal.. a quantity of hat* 1 supplt •»..
as follows: Sch. 434; Motor.— Ssh. 614; L*7dea
jars, kltcbea uteajlls. — Scb. 515: Ercaie plstet.
brass, ralres. — Sch. 517: Layatary flrtins*.
lens«a, treads. — Sch. 3tS: Steel. i!a<r, Coke,
tools, carhornadnm wheels. Applications tat
proposals siouM drsljrnate tUe schedalu gs«!r#d
bj number. Bl&nlE propcr&is will be fsrala&rd
upon application to the nary pay office. Saa
Fraacisco. Cal., or to the bureau. E. C. BOGEK3.
Paymaster General C. 8. N.

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