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North Beach Districts Possess Unusual Natural Advantages NORTHERN SECTION PROSPEROUS CENTER Big Population Thrives Where Wheels of Industry Never Cease Grinding Th«?r«» are large things in store for North beach. There arc- immense in terests centered in the region. In the opinion of some. North hpach section is the most densely populated part of the city at this time. Several busi r^PE streets, Jin«>d with stores, are sup plying the population in the immedi ate neighborhood and those who come from a distance of many blocks away. An extensive array of manufactur ing plants turns out wealth and gives steady f-mployment to many artisans, which circumstance, helps to make the district popular. While there is no definite limit to t>» placed on the territory that prop erly may be called North beax;h. the section is supposed to begin pome where north of California street, to run over to the bar; to include the rr«*st of Russian hill and the eastern flop*-, at least, of that height: also to embrace Telegraph hill and to extend to the bay on the oast. EXTENSIVE WATER FROM At the outF»»t it Is evident that two frontages on the bay. with seawall ronFtructed and with jutting pier and wharf, result in large advantage. This •water frontage will be improved great- | ly both by the public and by private individuals. The Southern Pacific has large land holding? near Van Ness avenue. The United States government has a large frontage, where a trans port station, ultimately involving an expenditure of millions of dollars, in cluding docks and other shipping and warehousing facilities, is now in con struction. Directly across the bay on the north shore is the terminus of the North wf«t»rn Pacific railway at Sausalito. Within striking distance by ferry of North b«»acb is the Hotaling line. The Belt railway line, beginning some dis tance north of th* Ferry building, in East street, encircles the entire North beach district and reaches around to Black point. Plans have been formed for tunneling under tne fort at Black point, so that the belt line may be ex tended to the transport dock. STOCKTON' STREET TI'XXEL A greater tunneling scheme is that which involves the construction of a roadway under the heights of Stockton street for a number of blocks. Whether this project will be accomplished is a matter for conjecture at present, but there are. strong arguments in favor of It. A level Stockton street, so it is ar gued, would do much to promote the interests of the North Beach section. The ground available for manufac turing sites at North Beach is not en tirely occupied by any means. Many in dustrial enterprises have selected ground and erected large buildings, which are in use daily to turn out man ufactured products of various kinds. Their number may be increased almost indefinitely. Practically all the manu facturing area in that part of the city has come into existence since April, 1906. At least one establishment at North beach requires and uses the en tire frontage of a block for its plant. North beach is a great depot for bui'd ing materials. It has an iron plant, which has discontinued operations, but which could be available at any time if it were needed. FERRY TRAFFIC CONGESTION" The congestion in the ferry line, which is sure to take place as ferry boats are multiplied -on the run be tween Berkeley, Oakland, Alaxneda and San Francisco, will make it necessary finaliy to have' another ferry entrance to the city. This view of the case un doubtedly actuated the Southern Pa cific when it secured a passenger ter minal at North beach, the utility of which may be determined either by its own use of the land or by handling it a? an obstacle to prevent any competing road from "reaching San Francisco to the north. As enthusiastic dv/ellers of the North b*ach section say. it is undoubtedly true that North beach was the soonest rebuilt after the fire. This is due largely to the character of the popula tion, which is proverbial for its thrift. This characteristic enabled the owners of lots to borrow ample money for im provements from the banks almost be fore the ashes of th-» city had coolpd. Th« credit of the North beach .people was good and the re*»|lt is sltown by buildings of much better construction than those that formerly occupied the fame ground. Residence streets and the street* that are lined by stores Alike hare been almost completely im proved as'far its the line of Broadway. MERCHANTS ARE PROSPEROUS South of Broadway and over in th* hiij si»*-tion. while there, is at present activity In the erection of frame build- 1 ings. th*r« still remain many gaps and vacant lots. It is told as an interest- Ing circumstance by the -North beach merchants that, notwithstanding the. loss of trade that formerly came from the part of the district that Is still only' partly rebuilt, th« business of the en tire North beach region, as gauged by cash receipts, is nearly as good as be fore the fire; indeed, some store keep er? declare that it is fully as srood. North beach contains two hills of height and the northern and eastern elopes of another hill, together with a collection of elevated streets, all of which command marine views. Every part of it is reached by street cars. Th<» slopes insure perfect drain age. Both the streets and the water; front ar» In a part of the city which; wan early . selected for habitation and for business use by the Americans when they came h*>re as gold seekers. The advantages that were found then in the North b«ieh section remain, with many | others added. Among these is thft state's belt railway, which,- with spur tracks and a ferry system, controlled i by the state, satisfactorily fe«ds many 1 establishments and . provides shipping facility for their outputs. Here Is a tofttural warehousing section, and the geographical center of the city's water front. At the wharves lie great steam ships, the ocean greyhounds; at a wharf of their own a fleet of fishing vessels rocks at moorage. North beach made history when there was no other part of the city in exist ence. North beach is a very desirable place for . homes, for business enter-" prises, and Is In close touch," by means of its water front, with the present grent and " future greater commercial port. Rent those vacant rooms hy adver tising thera.in The Call. Phone Kearny S« or drop a . line -to' Want Ad' Depar tment. The Ca-U. and a.a adinsn will' be out to see jou. j. W. Glaser Headof Large-Organization BUYERS IMPROVING HOLDINGS AT ONCE Nonspeculative Feature of the Market Is.. Gratifying to Owners and Dealers F. M. Pickering of Baldwin &. How ell says: "From present indications I think that 1910 will be a year of considerable activity in- the realty business. January is usually a slow month, but we have been very busy so far. One feature, of the present demand that pleases me is the fact that the property we are sell ing is mostly all being bought for in stant improvement. It is an invest ment activity with many healthy fea ture* and not a feverish speculative demand that always precedes a col lapse. - • : "I have never seen the market in a better condition and, provided our in vestors do not lose their heads and start a boom between • now and the opening of the canal, there will be a steady increase of values for the next 10 years at least. We are advising all of our clients to take advantage of the present market, and the man who does not make money out of real estate In the next few years has no one to blame but himself. . ;':_> "We are making a big success in Dingee park and will probably advance prices quite radically in the very near future. We are going to spend more than $100,000 for street work alone, the first Installment of which has been col lected by the city officials of Redwood City, so that work upon the boulevards, curbs and the remaining sewers will commence immediately. The city has put arc lights down the main driveway and is showing a disposition to assist | us in developing the tract to its high est possibilities. "The street -work la Dlngee park will be as fine as any in the state; nothing but the best cement curbing will be used and the sidewalks will be wide and well built. The authorities of Redwood are responsible for the future upkeep of the streets in Dingee park! and will naturally insist upon their be- i Ing built in a first class manner to avoid future" expense. It isn't often that the streets of a new subdivision are taken cars of by a city government, but this is the Vase at Dingee park, and the fact that lot owners need not worry about the upkeep of their streets is a big point in favor of the tract. / 'Marshal Christ of Redwood City re ports that every lot owner in Dingee Park has paid his proportion of the street assessment. The total collec tions footed up $12,542.33, representing the owners of 462 lots. It has been ar ranged so that the lot owners who wish to do bo can- pay In a similar sum each year for 10 years, instead of requiring them to pay their entire $100,000 as sessment at once. This makes the pay ments small, and as Baldwin & Howell have* arranged to finance the proposi tion, every one' who owns a lot will have the use of his street, sidewalk, curbs and sewers for years before he completely pays for it." CITY PROPERTY SOLD BY G. H..UMBSEN & CO. Rcalt3 f Dealers Report Some Re cent Transactions- G. H. Umbsen & Co. wish to report the following recent sales: For E. Buckley, lot" in the south line ol F.llis ptiwt. Ifi2:6 feet M»fof I'olk. 2~:<3x120; terms private. For Abble M. <iPnchty. lot und improTcments in south line of McAllister street. I<s3:« foct west of Flllmore. It>:2xl27:is; price $7,000. FOr Charles J. McCarthy, lot 23x120,' in west line of Fifth avenue, 150 feet south of J etreet; $1,»25. For Yetta lielman. lot 22x100, in the south lin* of Vullejo meet. t»3:G feet east of Hyde; 12.400. For Kate Lander*, lot In west line of Nine teenth avenue. 210:4 feet south of Lake meet, 28:4x120; M.'JM). I For Kate Landers, lot nn<l Improvements in the north line of Sntter street. 104 feet west of Webster. 24x75; terras priTate. '- For Elizabeth Staude estate, lot in north Hue of Clipper Mrett. 101 :S feet west of Church ; $3,500. For C. C. MrKenzie. lot in east line of Central avenue. 100 feet north of Page street, «oxir»o, irregular: $«.750. For August* Boyd. lot in south line of Perry street. ZT, east of Fifth. 20sS0; f 1,500. For Catherine Nelsen. lot in the couth linn of Perry street, 245 feet east of Fifth, ' 3QxSO; J2.250. For I. X. Rosekrans, lot and improvement* at 3357-59 Twenty-sixth i=tre?t. and 6 Serpentine avenue; $3,550. v\u25a0 : -, - For Virgie G. I/«r», lot 25x100. east line of Saucbex street. 3> feet fouth of Dorland; $2,350. For Charles Kurro estate, lot and lmproTe roents. S2:6xB2:«J feet, at northwest corner of Bea«'h and Broderirk streets: $3,275. For Siminoll estate, lot 68:9x137:0, south line of O"Farrell street, 137 :6 feet west of Keaven tvorth; $31,500. " For 11. Fisher, improvements and lot 25x100, east line of Xoe street, 105 feet Dorth of Fif teenth; terms private. For O. R. Williams company, lot in south line of Seventeenth street. 100 feet west of Church, IOOxKiO; mlwi lot in west nlde of Church street, 100 feet south of Seventeenth, 75x105, and lot in north side of Dorland street, 105 feet we«t of Church. 35x00- $20,000. For. Charles J. IT. Koeniic, Jot and Improve ments at southeast corner of Sixteenth and De boo streets. 35x«>; $20,000. For John F. Parrotte, lot in north line of Broadway. "0 feet west of Hyde street, 22x 137:0; 52.C00. • . . For Nevada. W. Meyer., lot. and Improvement. In south line of Lake street. 32:6; feet west of Sixteenth avenue. 25x120; $5,275./- For City realty company, lot in west line of Sixth avenue, 200 feet north of Judah street, 25x 120; $1,350. For Mrs. J. . I. Pieper to James Crichton. Buena Vista apartment house, a substantial four. story and basement frame building at northeast corner of Halcbt street and Central •\u25a0 avenue; terms private. : - '--' . ;.. \u25a0 . -". V-. ; - For B. Olender, southwest corner of B«ker and McAllister streets, five flats,, with -lot • r.7:6xr MilO'i: terms private, -y \u25a0 \u25a0\u25a0 \u25a0 -•.', For' J. X. : GoMbach. lot in vreot line of fjnet ttnren street, 100 feetvsouthof VToolsev. 50x120: $.V»0. ~ .'.\u25a0\u25a0 .:..-• . . . For Charles J. V. Koenfg. •'• lot and Improve ments In smith line of Vallejo street. 137:0 feet east of L»rkin." 22:llxl37:*;; J5.500. -.. --,- i. ;. ' , For Hcurr Vftse)tmn.\.l«t»itg<i lraprovenipnls- In east ,'llne ,' of <»>f fssfrtn \u25a0? street; - ."5 *leeti north lof Twentieth. : 4f<xft.Vfeet.'~>wftli \u25a0 two? jtiVe»"iiml two flats of sii rooms aud bath each; terms private/ THE SAN FRAMISCO CAL^ STEADY PROGRESS IN BIG DISTRICT North Beach Section Shows Solid Improvement 'and Wins Back Business J. W. GLASER President North- Stockton Street Merchant!* Association.' Almost, immediately after N the great fire of 1906, men who had been engaged in doing business on the north part of Stockton, street hastened to resume. As soon ys possible they had either temporary or- permanent, quarters pro vided and, soon after, they, had numer ous, customers to 'serve,; for the popu lation at large had in mind the same idea that actuated 'ihe,. businessmen, that is, that this is a fine part of the icily in which, to locate. Experience during a period \u25a0' of something more than three years has proved to the sat isfaction of. all concerned that they were not mistaken in this opinion. The people rebuilt their homes with great promptness and built houses bet ter than those they ' had . occupied be fore. The buildings erected for busi ness purposes are also of a better class, as befits the new order of things in San Francisco., Not only Stockton street, but also all the other streets in this section where there has been store business before the great fire, were prompt in getting ready to holU their trade and to get; new trade. .MEET >'EW CONDITIONS From the top of Nob hill, where the Fairmont hotel .is situated, to the top of Telegraph hill, and from one end to the other of what is known as. the North beach district, with the excep tion of certain elevated hill streets, there was a general move to meet, the new conditions. Each builder has en couraged his neighbor and this dis trict now has thousands of buildings that, have been created in. a period of less/ than four years. The district north of Broadway, all the way over to North beach;, has been practically rebuilt. There are openings here and there that have not been improved, but these are comparatively few. The vacancies will all be tilled up in \u25a0 the next few months, at least north of Broadway. South of there, on the business strdets. the progress has been good and rehabilitation has been: acconTplished completely in some blocks. " On \u25a0': the hills south of -Broadway the conditions are somewhat more difficult to meet at once. ;The improvement , there, .when once the movement fairly begins on" a large scale, will without question be continuous. The part of North beach that has been rehabilitated -,is more populous than ever before, in my opin ion. The houses are larger than the old ones and can accommodate more families. Where we have not spread out we have built higher. In the long run there will be many more people living in the North beach neighbor hood than there ever were before the fire of 1906. MA.VV \EW BUILDI.VGS All causes are favorable to the con tinued and increasing prosperity of this portion of ; San Francisco. One who goes through the North beach region will see that west of .Telegraph hill there aremany manufactories, some of them of larger size and; importance, of which all, or practically; all. are new comers — aIK since the fire. The section along, the water front and at the foot of Telegraph hill was given over to manufacturing to some extent before 1906. The manufacturing advantages remained after the fire, and, as a matter of fact, the^ conditions, will continue to be better for manufacturing on the San Francisco 'water front and near to It. There is room for more spur tracks and for more factories. Some time ago the North Stockton street merchants' association was or ganized to benefit the North beach sec tion. ' The paving of streets, providing electroliers for the better illumination of the business streets and other work of that sort were selected by our asso ciation as its first field of operations. It is well known that much has been done. More remains to be done. We de sire to have, all people know that the North Stockton street merchants' asso ciation is not a political organization in any sense of the word, but is a combi nation of businessmen and property owners who are co-operating for ma terial improvements such as we can se cure. The people here have not relied upon the supervisors -to do all things for them. The electroliers, for instance, have been paid for by the members of our association. I am one of those who believe that all the North beach region will steadily improve and that it will be prosperous; that real estate values will advance and that the population, which is of an findttptrlpus and busi ness like sort, will make this a noted portion of San Francisco, such as it was before April, 1006. and that It will beat all previous records of growth. BANKS LEND MONEY ON SAN FRANCISCO PROPERTY The Mutual Mvlne« hank lias lfut to Krama Kbaftrr Howard ' $20,000 on property on : tlxi southwppt linn of Main street, 137:6 f>pt south east of Mission. . \u25a0 Tbe niticrnia earing* lmnk has lent to John Tl»*d>mann $12,500 on \u25a0• property «t the south east corner of , H night ami Klllmore streets. The German savlnjrs hank has lent to <;oMtx»rsr. Bovren & Co. flfiT.ooo on property at the south tveFt corner Of Halght street and : Masonic -ave nue, and in. Sacramento, Sutter. and Berry streets. , ,-\u25a0 -. The. French- American bank h.is lent to Aucust and Emma Grablu $8,000 "n property at' Thi rtieth street, and San Jose. aTenue. . Jenny I. Tiedcr has : lent $2."i,000 to James and Mary Crichton on property at the northeast corner of Halght street aud Central avenue. The. French-American bank has \u25a0 l<>nt to Jose phine Uolibao $s,OOO on property in the. 'north line, of Sacramento street and. at the. northwest corner of Fulton ; street and .Eighth arenue. The. Bank of Italy ha* lent to the. Automatic Tauderille company. $s..V>O on property In the north line of Broadway, l.S7:(i . feet west- of Grant, htcdiip. \u25a0 ..' ./'-\u25a0".' The Humboldt savlncs bank haft lent $13,000 to Fanny and Isaac Gellert on property in • th<« south line. of McAllister street, 102:6 feet went of Broderlek. - \u25a0 -.., The Bank of Italy nas^ lent $7,200 foLufjrl Muzlo and others . on property lv the fuuth..liuo of - El Dorado street east of : Guerrero. . ' •' BRFSK ACTIVITY IN MISSION PROPERTY D. Coffin & Co.. ; 228 .-M ission street, report unusual activltylin Mission prop erty. -They report,, the ; following sales closed during tho. last, -week: They also report the * Palo '\u25a0: of a. large tract of :larid near" llollister. : \ Lot in }loffman avenue. \u25a0 230 feet south of Twenty-fourth street. 25x125. E.W. Wilklns to a client, private; terms. \u25a0'.. \u25a0;\u25a0 Lot and improvements iirFairiuoiiiit street east of Palmer for a . George V.T. pplnlnjs.. Southeast corner > of ' Jeff ersoji \u25a0 and .Ellsworth Mrc-eis 1" Miss Aliearn. PBtE&B&jQ-- "*\u25a0 ''f-Siii Three flats- In.-Capp-, street -t-outh "f ' Seven teenth for. Rlfker & Roberts, price $10,000. " I/>t In. Xorth avenue '.north 'Of ; Eugeuia, to Paul Trefz. \u25a0.--.. .•; ... ; . \u25a0 ." ; Ix>t in Howard street i\orth'of .Sixteenth, price $*.O0O. ; for • E.\ 8. ," Powers.-; to ' Herman • Pngnnskl.' Lot and Improvements \u25a0 known aVinofi- Sanchez street, to K.' Kelly, for P. A.' McDonald. - .. - f/»t and improvement* " at \u25a0 236 Nevada avenue, for-W.-B. rioyil.:to .lacoli Baprlnskl. ; . I/«ti;»tjil Iniprovempnfs: known a* "-] 12->-Shotvvell street v i oj-j < ":<nie^ F.*. Taylor •t<> > K. "- Merzeii Ich. !':\u25a0"•- ' •.They alsuM-cprirt ilia kale of . a'larzeMract of land ueiir Hollistcr.-';. ; :^r ,> ;v r- \u25a0/ >=\u25a0 . :\u25a0\u25a0;\u25a0.;• \u25a0\u25a0.-•• L.J. Hoffman, Booster Of the North Beacfr REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS William J. . Huddlck . and wife to - Henrietta <?.. -Judftp. - lot in N line of Fell street, 10H:3 W-of Central avenue. W2," by N 137:6; $10. V Timothy O'Snlllvau - to -' Winntfred I* Elson, lot in N line of Market Street, 175 E of Thirty ninth arcnue/'E 25, N 217:10. W~25, S 247:10; $10. Wlnnlfred L. Elscn to Sol Getz &. Sons, same; $10. : . . . Murray 1-VVandall and wife to Nellie F. Mee han. lot in N: line of Xombard street, 70 W.of, Scott. W 25 by X 100; $10. . Nellie F. Meehan to. Murray F. Vandall, lot at. 'XW corner of \u25a0 Chestnut und Powell streets, X.51 by .W* 70;- $10. . - . > John Plaskett and wife to T. Swan, lot in N llne'of M street, 32 :« Wof Forty-fourth ave nue, \V 50 by X: 100; $10. \u25a0 Gottlieb Carle ami wife to Frederick Carle, lot in S line of Henry* street, 145 W of Castro, W 23 by S 115; 510. - Arthur F. Rousseau et al. to Selina Legallet. lot In S line of California street, 159:1 E of Tolk, E 23:7 by 137:«; $10. , -Acnes E. Canpelmann.to Oscar Cappelmann. lot in S line of Post street, 137:0 W of Polk, W 27:8 by S 120: $10. .: Peter and Mary \u25a0 K. McHuch to George S. Crlm ct al., lot in W line of Twelfth avenue, 178:5 S of. Judah --(J), S 172:0, S SO, W 10S:5, XW 171:10^. NE 136:1; $10. Geortre S. Oim et al. to Mary E. McHujch. lot In W. llne/of Twelfth avenue. 175 S of Judah (J) street, S 175 by W120: $10. Peter and Mary McHugh to Lincoln W*. Grant, same; $10. — • - . \u25a0- - \u25a0" - Mary Healy. to -Catherine and Edward Logrue, lot 1345. gift mnp 3; $10. Elizabeth Zerman to O. A. Zcrraan, lot in S line of Turk "street, 2762 E of First arenue, E2sby S 137:0; $10.- . "\u25a0 - . Hurli.F. Hynn to W. Fl.vnn. lot in SE line of Minna street, 3SB:O.SW of Fourth, SW 23;!> by SE 80: $10. . L. Blnsham to Edw. H. Madden, lot In X line of Alma avenue. 177:0 E of Stanyan street, E 30, \V to point 117:t> E of Stanyan street; $10. Edward -- H:-: .Madden to Margaret Madden, same; jjlft." Ki vers Brothers to E. E. Sherman, lot 32, block 11, Lakeview tract; $10. -Lizzie A. Spruance ito Alexander- H. Bally, lot In XW line of Paris street, 275 SW of France avenue, SW 25 by XW 100; $10. Homestead realty company, to John Schudel and wife, lots 5 and 6, block P, Silver terrace; *10. , - . . \u25a0 Margaret Moran to Edward Moran. lot In W line of Bryant street, 52 S of Twenty- third, S 2« by W 100: $10. - Sophie E. Lalne to Emile V. Rocca. lot in" N line of Pine street, 56:6 E of Taylor, E 28 by X 84: $10. : .\u25a0\u25a0;-.- . - \u25a0 Carnioian club to Lulrl Colombo, lot 1, block B, Haley's purchase; $10.- \u25a0 .' - ; \u25a0 Aupustlne H. Kilborn and wife to Fred L. Dro her, lot in W line of . Baker street. 67:6 N of McAllister. N25 by W-l2l:10^: $10. " .John Crlnham et al.^ta M, cnrlstlan, lot "in X line of Broadway, 87:0 E of I^arkln street, " E 26 by N" 87:6; $10. - . \u25a0 'M. Christman to D; J. Buckley, lot in X line of Broadway,' S7. -6 E of Larkin street, E 2G by N S7:0; $10. Mary A..de Haven .to John E. "> Lansren and wife, lot In E line: of Castro street, 103:0 S of Seventeenth. S 27:3 by E 60; $10. William J.- McKlllop and wife to Edward S. Lowry and J. Daljr, lot at NE corner of Grove and Cole streets. N 50 by E 81:3: $10. James F. Smith and wife to Daniel J. O'Neill, lot »t,XE "corner of Twenty-sixth, and Church streets. ;E 51:6 by E 100: $10. ' - Samuel ' Martin and wife to Marllla Shattuck, lot in E line of Broderick street, 30 S of Filbert, S 27:6. by E 100: $10. Ellsworth C. Power to Johnson Poznanskt. lot in W line of Howard street, 350 X of Sixteenth, X 32 by W 125: $10. Marthn Mabel Effersdorff to Amanda Goebel, fourth interest In lot In S line of Page street, -106:3 W;of Cole. W 20-b'y S 155r510. - Mary \u25a0 Catherine- Dunphy to Aniauda Goebel, fourth of same; $10. John Arata et al. to Rose Lalame. lot in SW line of Harriet street, 174:G XW of Folsom. XW 25:6 by SW 75: $10. . William E. Hess and wife to Rachael Kirsch ner, lot in W line of Second avenue, 225 X of B street, X 25 by W 120; $10. ." Charles J. If. Koenlß to Mnsriie Doyle, lot In S line of Vallejo street. 137:6 E of Larklu, E 22:11 by S 137:6; $10.- Thomas Ledper and "wife to Carl Mettler. lot in S line of Lobos street, 115 E of Orizaba. E 25 by S 125; $10. ' Same to i;iis«e'M»nclnl. lot'ln S line of Lobos street. S7 E of Orizaba. E"2B by S 100: $10. \u25a0Martin S. Shaw and wife to Frank Hollseher and wife, lot in S line of B street, 95 W of Twelfth avenue. W 25 by S 100', $10. Roundey Realty company to John Pfennlnger. lot In XE' line of Somerset street, 175 XW of Woolsey, NW 25 by NE 120; $10. .James T. Kelly to obear Investment company, lot in S line of Commercial street, 60 E of MontßOmery,*E 49:0 by S 50:8; $10. Henry . M. Bloch nnd wife to William Fersni son, lot in NW linn of Vienna street, 125 NE of Brazil avenue, E 40:9 by S 50:6: $10. • Henry M. Bloch and wife to William Ferjruson, lot in NW line of Vienna street, 125 NE of Bra zil avenue. NE 25 by NW 100: $10. Martha Humphrey et al. to. Edward J. Stew art, lot In NE lino of Mofton or Norton street, 200 SW of Mission. NW 25 by NE 100: $10. John Barry to W. U. Lyons. lot in S line of Church lane. 1.".2:2 E of Church street. NE 26 bo n point. loo N of . Seventeenth. W 20:4, X to becinnlnE; $1. : • ; William Sutter and: wife to A. W. Ton Rhein. tructee F. 11. Gllbertr lot- in S line of Church lane. 152:2 E of Church street. NE 2H. R to a point *KAi N of Seventeenth,' N 2<»:4, N.to be- Rinniiii;; $10. Warren Bailey an>l wife'et al. to Marr Mah ler, lot In X line of Stanyan street. 120 S of Parnassus avenue. S 25, by B -108:4;- $10. Georjfe F. " Chevalier .to the F. Chevalier com pany, i lot In W line of H.vde street. 112:0 S o£ Gearjv.S 2.". hr Wv.l37:o:slo,fK»O.W v .137:0:510,fK»0. . Adalfflza Boltano to Brizzolam estate com pany... half of lot'at SE corner fit Washington street and Wetmnre place. E 2S by S 62:6: $5. •sFrecl.M. Voiclit. to Cecelia Volght. lot In W line of Fifth avenue. 100 N of B street, N 25 by W-HiO: $10..., \u0084,: ,: ...... * Sharon estate company to Isaac H. GoMmeyer. lot In S. line of California street. 1 17:6 Wof I^eavenworth, W 20, S oT:ii. B 60, N 40, W 40, N 57:6; $10. Carlo Chossi and wife to Winthrop J. Fifield. lot at N corner of iFrnnre'. avenue and Mission street-( widened) . NE 150 hr SE 83:6: $10. .Home Realty company to Paul Nold and wife, lots 2 ami 3. "block 1. College Hill tract; $I<>. R.-'l;. Atkins to J.H. Atkins, lot In F. line of Forty-eifthth avenue. 150 N of Fulton, street, E 120. iS 120.' El 20, S 60, W 240: $10. A. W. Wilson to Ellen A. Mooney. E v 2Sth aye.. 300 «. Clement, - S 25 l>.v E 120: $10. John Mooney and wife, to Lillian W. Hunt, same;; slo. . \u25a0 ' Frances J. Patterson to Catherine F. Smith. NW WwlKey and Princeton, W. 120 by X 200, and one other piece; gift. • Simo»i Fraser and. wife to Thomas Fraser. ; S Pace;- 137:0 E Stanyan. E 25 by S ; 137:0: $10. Gottlieb Carle, and wife to George Carle. SE Moscow. 150 SW. Brazil .avo.. SW 100. by. SE 100. , and- two other pieces: $10. • • Sarah H. Crane : to Dais.v I*. D<mnels et. al.. ; W Clayton. 158:9 S Waller. .S -25 br. W 125 aud all. property owned by first party; gift. Hulldlupr Contract* Odd" Fellows' hall association' with ClsVke & Dlckson — Palntinjr.v flnlshlnjr and lin«wall for bnlldinß miS -Market and Seventh. SW 75 by SE 140: for $2.000.. :. Jv Oorge A. Hochbann & Co." with OoMen . Oate structural, and ornamental Iron; '.-works—lron, structural ' steel.' cast iron." hnnrt :iron. -i'tc; 'for 4- story \u25a0' and ' hnsemont. :; class UT-. tmildtnjr ,; for Knlffhts Pythian', castle inssoclatlon 'on .PK A*a lencla'-'and Hermann. S\u25a0 85 by E 107:1 : -- r for $9.«Wl.v.' \u25a0•/,; \u25a0 -\u25a0.-\u25a0- >• \u25a0\u25a0• -\u25a0 \u25a0 . \u25a0'. - : ' *'V: '---• Hottllpl> Carle and wife 'to Oorse Carle, . SB Moscow. 150; SW Brazil are.. SW 100 by SE 100 and two other pieces: ?10. • , \u25a0> \u25a0Hugh 'McGlynn company- with. 'Johnson '-&. Swunson — All- work except ; pas" and: electric fix tures. :\vliid<>Tv-: shades 'and mantels- for ' flnlshinj; upper -flat nt Sl4 ' Clement ; for $1.'400. r - •-. \u25a0.'."\u25a0; .-•«. :•- White investment company with D.\ Zclinsky:— Pnintin(r';,for : , lft"; story -- and basement' class >' A brick.'-stone* and ; steel I buildlnc \u25a0 on I NB <-allfor nln andi. Battery. E's3:« by N.fi2:sf«r 52.155.: " \u25a0 G. Mnscriiio with Antonio Ferrecclo^All- work except." mantels," - shades, 'electric fixtures ~, for hulldinir Jon ; $ (Jeary. S'liS'^W - Twenty-second ave.t--2rt:S by- TOO;" for ' $.1.1*50. :: > \u25a0 . . " :«t <i It.we i Mnlla th ci with- Joseph « '. .<troni!-w<>)d — To cn-ct :i . nne ; story * and basement frnuie;'oj» -S -.Twenty-ttftn, r $• Fountain,'- E'- 25' by, 00; ' for"' $150' J. ' \u25a0. - . '. " . : NORTH BEACH IS IMPROVING RAPIDLY » Section Has Been Rebuilt Along Most Modern',and'Pro gressive, Lines'- L. J. HOFFMAN Secretary North Stockton Street Merchants' Association.' ! , There are so many things that can be paid in favor of North bca<-h that it is almost difficult to find the best place to begin. Since the North Stockton street merchants' association ''was or ganized a few months ago we have suc ceeded in attracting to this part of the city a great deal of attention. Wehave been able also to bring about certain improvements in streets, especially the paving of the'northerly part of Stock ton street and the location of electro liers, which were bought with' the money of our members and have been maintained by them. ' The work of improving Stockto^ street is not the only project we have had in. hand. Attention has been paid to other parts of the district with pleas ing results. The late board of super visors, helped us^materially to put the district on a footing such as it had prior' to 1906, so far as street work in certain localities was concerned, but there remain projects for the good of the people of this part of San Fran cisco that will be promoted by our organization. PEOPLE I.\ EARNEST The people of North beach are all in earnest in their desire to make their section one of the best in San Fran cisco in the matter of Improvements, as it-is really one of the best because of natural advantages. The merchants' association of north Stockton street has increased in membership and in use fulness. ' That fact shows the spirit of the businessmen and of' holders of realty. ; There are many reasons, to explain pur.-' confidence in North beach. The first is that It is doing a good business and ; that its population is thrifty and industrious, composed as it is of land owners who will remain here perma nently: That sort of people found it an easy matter to borrow the money they needed for the rebuilding of their homes from the savings banks after the fire Yin 1906. They put up three and four story houses in place of two story buildings that had been wiped MANUFACTURES The manufactured include .several concerns of the first class. Others will be added. There are wharves, factories, the belt line. railway of the state, fed eral buildings, including the new-cus tom house and the old appraisers* building, the new transport dock .which is, under construction, a Jong; water front both on the east and on the north that will be improved and the prospect of." a North beach ferry to Marin county. :-.•. //;.;- -. : y •• ['\u25a0 -This is a district, ln- which' the clerks in stores must be able to speak "some of three languages, at ; least. A knowl edge of Italian;, Spanish and French are essential. /That, indicates the cosmo politan character of the population.;. We consider.'that^our district runs out as far'west as Hyde street, and from north of California street down. to the bay, bosh on the north- and east. The Fairmont hotel. is in the district. Tele graph hill is also in the North beach territory. . ... TOTUWEL HILL It is too early to say what will be done about the proposed / tunnel under the hill, to give Stockton street an easy road to the bay on the north. The plan is advocated strongly by some. We invite all San Francisco to come over, to our 'section and see what has been done since the fire. We are con-, fldent that we have reason to congratu late ourselves on the extent and upon the style in which we have rebuilt the North beach region in so short a time. IMPORTANT LEASES SIGNED DURING WEEK Fillmore and Haight Streets Corner Brings 1 Big Sum Some important .leases have been ne gotiated during the last week. One of these carries a total rental 1 for 15 years of $209,520. The property is situated at the southeast corner of Flllmore and Haight streets, and consists of an apartment house andstores. which are not yet completed. In the holdings there are seven stores and 20 suites of apart-, ments. The ground space is 90:6 feet in Haight' and 85:6 ' feet in Fillmore street. John Tiedemann leased* the property to' Axel M. Tihlstrom and C. I*. Wold. Harrigan. "Weidpnmuller & Rosenstirn have, leased for Selah Chamberlain one of the stores in tho building* to be erected in Market street' , we^t of Kearny for 10 years at a total rental of $120,000. . : James Kitterman has leased to J. B. Pouluse 23x109 feet in the north line of Broadway east of Stockton street 'for a period of 11 years and 7 months for $10,250. > ': Katherine A. Kivers and Marie A. Musto '.have leased to Shlgeno \ Yo shoelke Nos. 613 to 625 in the west line of Dupont street for 18 years at a total rental of. $140,000. BUILDING IS LEASED TO ENVELOPE COMPANY : Speck. Paschel &- Co. report the leas ing of 20,000 square feet of space in th.c Fleischacker building in Mission street to the United States envelope company for a term of year.". The total rental of the lease for the term is $25,000. ; $125 Per Foot - Marine View Lots, .Pacific aye.. T :b« I t.;ljOciist and Spruce, -overlooking Presidio Reservation. $10,000 '.-.\u25a0'. .Grand Marine ; View* Lot,' Northwest; Corner -Jackson Street, Presidio v Heights. ' Fifty Foot Frontage. $9J500 California. Street, Near" Buchanan. , Excellent* Building I^ot, 50 by 137:6. -/HARM, W E I D ENMU L LE R «^ ROSENST IR NT 345 Moofgomef^Street; .' ;A. Esmiol, North Beach Businessman INTENSIVE FARMING STILL IN INFANCY Future of California's Great Agricultural Acres Can Not Be Overestimated "There is no question but that the proposition of scientific agriculture will ultimately have a tremendous effect upon the realty market of the st^te of California," said J. R. Howell of Bald win & Howell. 'This state above all others tempts the modern agriculturist, for large acreage is no longer neces sary to produce a large income and climate and real comforts of life, which only California' can give, now enter into the calculations of the home peeking graduate of the agricultural college. They all want to come to California and thousands of them will" do so in the next few years. ; "Suburban car lines, automobiles and rapid transit are entering into the everyday life, of the California farmer. He is enjoying electric lights, tele phones and modern conveniences of every description. He is sending his sons to college to study soils and crops and phosphates so that they upon their return can take 20 acres of the, old farm and reap greater revenue than the old gentlemen derived from the quarter section. . ; -;-/-; "Time was, and not so long.ago, when these sons Were expected to follow the lead of their father, when all that, was considered necessary to know about soils -was^.that they must be- plowed, planted arid harrowed; when fruit rais ing was limited to the family orchard and when the products of the kitchen garden represented the last word in the growing of vegetables. \u25a0-"Lately .great urban communities have grown up and an insistent demand for -food has been clamoring to be supplied. The old methods proved in capable; ot , meeting requirements and something had.to.-be done. \u25a0 /The people had /to be fed, and well fed> The na tional government -took the hint and when they added the department of agriculture they unknowingly and un consciously did more for. California than for any other state in the union. " "The results will be shown during the next five years in the occupation of thousands of little home sites, sur rounded by a few acres . of intensively productive land, and the developments made in' other states will be. insig nificant compared with those of Cal ifornia. . \u25a0 Baldwin & Howell are making an important feature of their farm land department and report many inquiries from eastern capitalists regarding large areas suitable for 10 and 20 aore subdivisions. The colonization plans of some of these operating companies en tail the expenditure of millions of dol lars, and, according to Howell. will be a tremendous factor in raising realty values of every description throughout the state. BUILDING PLANNED BY ; KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS Structure Will Be Erected at Cost of $7S,SSB The plans for the Knights of Pythias building to.be erected a,t Valencia and Hermann streets, as prepared by Paff & Baur. architects, provide, for a four story brick- structure of class C con struction, which will occupy si lot 85 by 107 feet in dimensions. Features of the structure will be an auditorium on the first floor, and a large drlllroom. On the Valencia street side there will be four stores on the 1 ground floor. The front will be of pressed brick, trimmed with terra cotta. A vestibule of marble will give" fitting approach. The design is classic. The cost of construction will be' '.$78,888. ' AIVINOUIVCeiVtEINT Keystone Apartments AT WASHINGTON AND HYDE STS. R EADT FOR I > SPECTION - Positively the best appointed and most modern Apartment House on the Pacific Coast. Apartments range from 4 rooms and bath to 7 rooms with 2 baths. OPE> DAILY, 1 P. M. TO 5 P. 31. .Make Your Rescrratlon Early. . - KEYSfTONE REAL ESTATE CO., ' OFFICE 717 MARKET STREET, Room 106 Or 0. L. JIcMAHON *"Coi Accnts 128 Sutter Street POPULOUS DISTRICT ENJOYS PROSPERITY North Beach Residents Enjoy Many Advantages and Dis play Business Activity A. ESMIOL Treasurer North Stockton Street Ksrdutsts* Association. The men who are doing business in the Xorth beach part of San Francisro can trace its prosperity by the business that it supplies and by the way that it grows. Taken on this basis North beach is one <*f the. most prosperous parts of San Francisco and the future is Ailed up with promises of good things. It has been felt by some that North beach has been nesrlected to an extent by the dally newspaper*. . We are glad to see that The Call Is doins what it can for this populous neigh borhood. The speed with which the people in this part of the city rebuilt their homes and the speed that characterized the building of new stores, of new fac tories and the improvement of streets shows the enterprise that character izes the district. Something has been said about th*> steady growth of the population- on North beach until there are probably as many people living there now as there were before April, 1906. in th<3 part where it has been rebuilt. The rehabilitated territory is large. Tele graph hill is better than it ev*r was before. The streets between Telegraph hill and Mason street, so far as they have been rebuilt, contain much better buildings than those that the tiro swept away. j THEATEIIS AXD FACTORIES It is worth while, as a sign of tho prosperity of North beach, to point out the theaters and other places of amuse ment that ha\'e been provided and that are well patronized every 1 - day. Before the fire rre had only one theater. Now we have eight and th*>y are all doing a soo:l business. North beach has added millions of dollars worth of manufacturing pUnts tr/ its. industrial resources in less than four years. Among the plants may be men tioned big wineries, of which there aro three; new warehouse?, each represent ing a large cost in construction and a profit in operation; the plants of th* Merle company, the Otis elevator conp pany, the gas and electric station near the bay shore, the Musto marble works, and there are many others. The city. has constructed the corpora tion yard building 3 in this part of the town and new schoolhouses 33d churches have been erected. All pos sible signs. of having a sood locality calculated for thousands of homes an<i a large number of stores, in addition to the manufactories of various kinds are to be seen. DISTRICT ATTRACTS CAPITAL Capital for manufactures has come to North beach because the capitalists have seen that the section offers ail vantages of the first class. The churches, stores, . schools and other buildings have been erected because the population is large and Is growing constantly. The North Stockton street merchants' association is not confined in its ac tivity to the improvement of Stocktun street, as the name might make one believe. Other streets are cared for and indeed the. entire North beae'n la! a matter of concern to the association. Good sense prompted that work should begin on a scale that could be handlcl well. Gradually the scope has be^n widened with larger membership ay.A the prompt payment by the mem be;.-, of their dues and their assessments for electroliers, etc. Stockton street, the north end vi Grant avenue, Broadway and Montgom ery avenue are the principal busings* streets of the district, but there nvi stores on some other streets at North beach. POPULATION' AND PROGRESS In addition to water front, business streets, grades that give sites for hand some houses, building lots enough for a great population and various fine build ings we have a park that adds to tho comfort and beauty of the North beach section. We are so near to the belt railway that a network of spur tracks has been laid to help the manufacturers. • an»l that is one element of growth. There Is no part of the city that Is better sup plied with trackage to warehouses and factories. There is no part of th" city to which the population is attaeh<"<t more than to North beach. ' •" kThe proof of the pudding, so th»\ pay, I 3 in the eating. The proof of tho progress of the North beach neighbor hood is fotmd in th« fact that it was the first to rally as a whole right affr the fire of 1908 and also that the popu lation is. back to where It was before the fire, considering most part* of the. district. This is a better North beach in improvement* and it will grow bet ter and better all the time. ATHLETIC CLUB DANCE— All »rraasem>nt» are no* compUtwl for tb* flr*t ;rau<l ball of the Irish-American athlrtlc club, which wtit b* beld nt the new Kutshts of th* Re<i Bran«-i» hair. U~!\ Mission »tre*t. thin *»enin*.. Fol lowinc U th» e«mmlttp* of arrangements in charge of th» affair: P. J. Kellr-bcr (rh.ilr man>. M. • O'Ronrke (s»cr«>tary>. Cuptaia Th«nis«i MoX»boe. J. Qntnlan. T. P. O"D.wd, J. J. Barry. D. McMaboo, William Mineban. N. Barron. W. G. Judge.