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MARCH OF PROGRESS BRIGHTENS PROSPECTS OF CITY AND PENINSULA PENINSULA GROWING Opening of the Dumbar ton Bridge WilFßring Transformation Peninsula suburbs from Burlingame to Redwood City and Palo Alto are feeling the impetus of the -opening of the Dumbarton bridge today. This makes a reality of a long cher ished hope of a great transcontinental traffic corning directly up the-penin sula into the city proper. Instead of all freight and passengers from the ?ast having to be landed across the bay and then ferried over all this traf fic can now.entor San Francisco by an all rail route. At present only transcontinental freight service will take this* route, but it Is believed to be only a short time before all transcontinental pas senger trains over the Southern Pa cific system via Ogden as well as via Los Angeles will come in over the peninsula. This will give thousands of tourists and home seekers a good view of the chsrininj? peninsula towns before they arrive in the city. Incidentally it will give the best possible impression to new arrivals in thus seeing a perfect cordon of beautiful towns with semi tropic foliage skirting all the borders of the bay. The beauties of the peninsula only r.eed to be seen to be appreciated. Many pcop'e who have lived all their lives in San Francisco have never vis ited all the peninsula town? and are unaware of the beauties of the great estates of Hillshorough and of the thousands of beautiful homes from Burllngarr.e southward. The great transportation companies heve foreseen the future of this su burban home district and have quietly prepared for it. even before the popu lation justified it. Miles of tunnels have been constructed by the Southern Pacific on the Bay Shore cutoff at a cost of $10,000,000. The double track trolley line to San Mateo. now being extended to San Jose, is so well con structed that electric trains fcr single cars can be run with express train speed. All these factors are at work to mske the peainsula in a few years' time the home of hundreds of thou sands of people. As Burling-ame is the nearest of the peninsula towns to San Francisco, it w!H share In all of the increased trans portation facilities. The amount of boUdlQg now In progress in San Mateo and Burlingrame. which are practically one town, being: only, separated from ftst'or- to station about one and a half miles, goes to prove that the home scekinar public appreciates tlie added convenience in the way of transpor tation. Lyon & Hoav: report a very satisfac tory demand for terrace Jiuilding lots on the part of home seekers. The spec ulative feature 3s not much In evidence. Only a few of the lots have been sold ?o parties who intend to hold for an Increase in value. The grea.t percent ape of the sale? made have been effect ed to tfcore buyers who have carefully *e>ctefl a site for a residence. One of the points favorably com mented upon by »11 visitors to Easton :s the uniform, high cla«s nature of the improvements. Every home a credit to the architect, not an unsight ly dwelling or building of any kind snvwhere. Th«> re*i«=on is not far to seek. The Eeston additions ar«> Immediately ad .lacent to ihe ]arr» md beautiful Eas ton estate with Its artistically laid out park grounds r.nrt imposing residence. The Easton additions tract is under the <3ire^t superrislon of the Easton •rtate. no part of the larpre estate hav ina: hp^n sold to real estate operators In bulk. Not only d<"'e«« every deed contain curefjilly worded clauses intended for the protection of the purchaser, but inasmuch as t!i*» adjoining estate Is vitally Interested fn the general ap peirar.re of the tract, every improve ment must strictly conform to the high standard desired by the man who plans a beautiful home. SERVICE TO CITY GOOD This feature, together with the su perior climate, freedom from fog and fast train service f.24 to 27 minutes>. electric service f 55 minutes to the. city>. has decided hundreds of pros pective home builders ,In favor of Eastern. Trains are always on time, winter and summer, thus enabling prompt arrival at the office or place of business. Simultaneously with the opening of the Dumbarton bridge at Redwood City today a 79 acre subdivision will be placed on the market at Palo Alto. This tract, known as Evergreen park. Is owned by the Co-operative land and trust company of San Francisco. C. E. Childs. president of the company. In speaking of this tract says: "In Evergreen park we are offering unusual opportunities both to home seekers and to investors. "Lying between Palo Alto .and May field and bounded on two sides by the Stanford university grounds. this tract offers an environment whose ad vantages are obvious to the home builder. Evergreen park Is fully Im proved with both sidewalks and curbs, city water, electric light and sewer: trees have been planted along the boulevard to beautify the park and nothing- has been left undone to make the place attractive. , "San Franciscans are coming more and more to appreciate the attractive ness of the Santa Clara valley as a place of residence. Improved trans portation facilities make it possible for the businessman to-be in his Palo Alto home 50 minutes after leaving the office. EVERGREEN PARK ATTRACTIVE' "Evergreen park wljfc prove very at tractive to the commuter. "The South ern Pacific railroad bounds the tract on one side and the Peninsula electric railway, connecting with San Jose and Stanford university, on the other. "The opening of the Dumbarton bridge will give great impetus to the •activity on the peninsula and espe cially,at Palo Alto. Factories will go .tip.: people will come In and land val ues will rise. Those who buy now will be able, within a years, to sell their land at. twice or three times its present cost." Newark a few years ago was merely .a grouping of small buildings and a town practically unknown throughout the state. Redwood City, naturally situated to better advantage, has grown to considerable proportions and was better known. Neither town, however, •had much to look forward to until the Southern Pacific railroad announced the Dumbarton bridge project, which .now bids fair to develop both .commu nities into railroad and manufacturing cities of considerable importance. H. C Tuchsen of Redwood City, rep resenting Baldwin & Howell's Interests, has studied 'the situation from every standpoint, and as a result of his con clusions is investing heavily himself in Redwood City properties, particularly in Dlngee park. . "When a rear estate man buys prop erty Tor himself you can depend upon it. that It's a mighty good investment," said Tuchsen recently. "I have watched the Redwood situation for a long time, and am satisfied we have the nucleus here for a good, big city. We have a good harbor and all of the transcon tinental railroads will eventually be using the cutoff and running through Redwood just as the Southern Pacific does today. Manufacturers will be able to purchase water front sites at nom inal figures and enjoy spur track facil ities to their factory doors." "I personally believe the town will grow west through Dingee park, and am advising all my friends to follow my example and buy lots in this direc tion before prices go up," continued Tuchsen. "There is no finer climate in the state than at Redwood City and no prettier residential and bungalow sites anywhere than among the oaks at Din gee park. This property, although upon the market at an average of $9. a foot, is already worth nearer $20, and there is no telling what it will increase to In the next five years. Acreage in the vicinity of Dingee park, upon which we have options, is also offered by us at correspondingly low prices. In fact, right now there are opportunities to secure beautiful homesites in Redwood City at prices so nominal that they'll look like a joke five years from now. The fact is," concluded Tuchsen. "I am so sure of a radical increase of values that I would advise my best friend to take every cent he could spare above living expenses and invest it in Red wood City real estate. I believe he could buy with his eyes shut and make money, particularly if he went west of the county road and stayed within the city limits." BIG PRICE PAID FOR NEW ORANGE ORCHARD 30 Acres of Young Trees Near Porterville Sold [Special Dispatch to The Call] PORTERVILLE, Sept. 23. — Nearly the record price was paid for Tjrange land here today when 30. acres of young trees in the Deer creek section were sold to the Hitchcock land and water company of San Rafael, for the, sum of $32,000. Tne land was formerly the property of E. D. Halbert. Halbert hough^ the land seven years ago, pay ing $4 per acre for it. and for a num ber of years it was in alfalfa. Four years ago it was planted out to oranges. REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS Mabel I and Martha J. Jame? to Benedict Steinauer. lot in X\V line of Cheney street.- 300 SB if VThltnev. NE 50 NW 103. SW 54, SE 90: ?10. Giuseppe OivaKlieri and wife to Katerina Son day, lot in W llae of Sail Brano avenne. 125 S of'Kl?htP>»nth street. S 23 by W 100; $5,000. WiMam Bridesbaw and wife to Eunice Fur loni. !ot in \V line of VirV«hnrsr street. 213 S of Twenty-third. S CO by W ir2: ?iO. Frederick V. Vollmer and wife to Peter F. Dunne, lot in \V line of Montsomory 6treet, CB:9 S nf B;isb. S 34:44 by W CO: $10. Rpplna \. ?. Pfscia to Pietr> Bergna, lot In X line of BrosdwßV. 165 W of Mason street, W 27:0 by X 137:6: §10. Lonis Heilmann and wife to Lillian Zemansky, lot J:i E Miie of Eleventh avenue. 200 JS of Cali fornia str^rt. S 25 l>y E 120; fin. John Brirkf?ll oompsny t" Aurella T. Hoag. lot 'n X line of Twenty-ei^htli svenue, 100 S of California street.- S 27 by E 120; $10. Mantarvt Harris to Catherine MeCormlek, lot in S line of Twenty-sixth street, IS7 W of S&n chfz. W 26:4 by S 1U; $10. <"ssnn<lra L. Allen tn Joseph Bartke and wife. l"t in E iine of Sanchez street, 51:6 N of Twenty-ninth. X 25 by E 100; $10. Ka>t Ssa Miteo land company to L. E. At kinson, tot in E line of Twentieth avenue, Co N of Point Lobos, N 30 by E 70: $10. William O. Sepoich to Marie Seppich. lot la E line of Fifth avenue, 95 S of H street, S 25 by E 120: $10. Heinrich Hoihlj; to A. S'.rhe'. and C. R. -Wil liams, lot US. De Martini tract: $10. Obear investment company to Matthew L. Hop kins and wife, lot* 22 and 23. block 2, Ocean View park: $10. San Francisco and Fresno land company to Mine, lots 24 and 25, block 2, Ocean View jinrk: $20. I'tiilomr-na Cantlen to Samne] Hasklns. lot In SW line of Norfo'J; street. 203 SK of Folsom; SF. 2S. SW S^l:7V;, NW 2«. NE R2:634; $10. James J. Cautlen and wife to Samuel Hasklns. lot In N line of Alvarsdo street. 240 E of Hoff man arenue. E 25 by N 114; $10. Mary A. 11. Mlllincton to Sheldon Potter lot in SF. Une of Tebaraa street. 195 SW of Fifth SW 50 by SE fiO; ?10. L. E. Atkinson to Mary E. Brattin. lot In E line of Twentieth avenue, 65 N of Point Lobos, N 30 by E 70: $10. John Andrews et al. to Frederick Lawrence, lot In NW line of Mission street, 52:11? SW of Leo. SW 2."> by NW 100; $10. Heinrich Helbip to Louise Alsoed, lot 117. Demartini tract; $10. James P. Fitzpntrick to Charles H. Bates, lot In W line of Bryant avenue, 200 S of Nine teenth. S 25 by W 100; $10. Bnrnett building and loan association to Ed ward H. Jensen and wife, lot 3G, block 45. Ueis trar>t; $10. . Franklin K. Metcalf to Clara E. Metcalf. lot In S line of California street, 120.C25 B of Michlcan avenue, E 25.13, S 114.37. W 25 N 111.S2; plft. ™ ~>. Thomas J. Glynn and wife to Mollle Bear wald. lot in W line of First avenne 110 N of Clement street. N 2." by W 120: $10. Alesandpr B. Wefelsbnnr to Ottillle Wefels bnnr. lot In S line of Lake street, 52:6 E of Fifth avenue. E 25 by S 100; gift. Alexander Srrans to Rebecca Stranjr, lot at NE corner of Henry and Gambier streets, E 120 i by N 100: srift. Louis Hilder and wife to John J. Byrne and wife, lot In W line of First avenue, 100 S of B street. S 25 by W 120: $10. , - Mark Canavan and wife to Robert Canavan and wife, lot in N line of Washington street 25 E of Broderick. E 43:9 by N 100; $10 Louis Depaoll to P. Halloran. lot in N line of Harrington street. 500 W of Mission W *>i by N 100; $10. * S. Ducas company to Homestead realty com pany, lot In NE line of San Bruno avenue 194:914 NW of Ware street. NW 30:6%. E 129* S 25. W 112; $10. . " u - o% « ** 1 - 8 ' Building: Contracts John Garbarino with FonzJo EclesUno and Poralo Appolonio— To erect a three story frame building at SB corner of Taylor and Filbert streets. E 63 by S 60; $8,500. *»Dert J. R. Savory and Genevieve McMilla.T with Lee & Plier— Carpenter work . for a three story and basement frame bnilfling In N line of Washington street, 160:5, W of Leavenworth, W 68:9 by jj Same owner with I^. J. Neal— Paintlne, tintln? and papering, etc.. on same; $1,900. \u25a0 , Same owner with Brothers— Plambine water pipes, gas fittings and sewerage' on same : $3.'>4£. - v"^«M|fIBPKB ' Louis Ziess with B. E.;CBraaban & Co.— Brick work, mortar and flues .for •\u25a0 three story and h««<T ment class C bulkllnjr at,aw corner of Drnmm and Clay streets, W SO.briS 119:6; $5,530 MaUlda Coney with Ed Zinkand— Gradine' con crete, brick, carpenter, v.lathvand plaster and electric work for two story and basement frame building in N line of Euclid avenue,' 93 E of Commonwealth. 35x100;. $4,400. * ' rf'T 01 , lobn Demartinl : with t Demartini & ". Chianna— All work except mantels, gas fixtures and shades for a three story frame building at SE corner of Green and Dnpont~ streets, S'6S:9 by E S2-ft eg 225. •\u25a0\u25a0- - 77", . G. R. Blodpett with' Western, building com pany — To erect a two story and basement build ins in E line of First, a venue, 50 >S of Eddy street. 23x100: $3,050. \u0084 \u25a0\u0084.-\u25a0.- .; \u0084\u25a0-. *.' M. Schabiagne with Terry ' & Montgomery— To erect I a three itory^ frame . building in jf line of Broadway. 113:6 Eol Larkln ' Btreet," E 34 by 87:6; $3,150. . THE SAX FRANCISCO^ CALL, SATURDAY, SJEPTMbER; 24; 1910. NEW IMPETUS IN HOME BUILDING NEAR THE PARK Investments in Residences Bring Independence In Few Years—Drift of Population South of Golden Gate Park Residence building in the Richmond and Sunset districts has taken on a new impetus this month. The Urban realty company started three new houses this week, two in Ninth and one in Eleventh avenue. These are artistic six room houses, highly finished inside. They are . an adaptation of Swiss chalet, best suited to 25 foot lots. The Urban realty company is draw ing plans for two very handsome resi deqces in Tenth avenue, to be erected on large lots. They will be up to the same standard as the fine homes al ready built in this avenue. Chandler & Bourn, agents for Co rona heights, report that the street work is nearing completion. This is the closest in tract of* high class resi dence property now offered in the city, being located one block east of the corner of Ashbury and Clifford (for merly Sixteenth) streets. This Is only four blocks from Halght street. IS WELL LOCATED Because of its accessibility and the size of the lots it is of special interest to the home seeker who desires sun shine and view combined with low prices and particularly easy terms. The tract lies on a gentle easterly slope and commands some magnificent views. There are many- substantial homes in the vicinity, one of which is shown on this page. Speaking of home buying in the city, as an investment, Oscar H« i y:nan sad: "There are* many people who have the means to buy homes and the in clination, but are heU back by a cer tain timidity. An instance of this class is a policeman whom I sold a house and lot to seven years ago. Fora long time he had hesitated, being, afraid to risk a first payment for fear he could not complete the payments. Fin ally he overcame this hesitation arid bought a house by paying $300 down and $25 a month. He had bean pay ing rent for 20 years and had been growing poorer Instead of richer. "He ha'J no difficulty in paying for his home completely. This started him on the road to wealth and independ-" PRIVATE STREET WORK ORDERED The board of public works has* grant ed permission to the following con tractors to perform street work under private contracts: G. W. McGinn & Co.— Constructing sidewalks ami paving crossing of Irving street at Twen tieth avenue. M. A. Greely— £rade, enrb and pave_Anza street between Thirty-seventh and Thlrty-elghtli avenues. . - J A. Dowllng — Grade, curb and pave Harrison street between Precita avenue and Norwich J. J. Dowllng & Co.— Sewer, etc., in Holloway avenue between Plymouth and Golden State ave nue -'* : sfHQ£oH3|iO>tifi'tt^^^Sß»B9pVHwQP'v9S93sK H. D. Barry — Sewer \u25a0 Thomas avenue between Keith and Jennings streets. • • . Felix McHugh— Sewer Forty-first avenue be tween Cabrlllo and Fultoa streets. , - Coast - Improvement company— Sewer Berlin street between . Burrows and Bacon. Flinn & Treacy — Sewer; Lisbon: street between Excelsior and Avalon avenues;' sewer Galvez avenue between Lano and : Keith - streets; curb and pave Twenty-nrst street , betweea Noe and Castro. '---. _ '- City street Improvement \u25a0 company — Curb and pave California street between Fifteenth and Sixteenth aveoues; curb, pave, etc.,. crossing of -Twentieth avenue and - Anza street; curb, '. pave, etc., crossing : - Nineteenth \u25a0:- avenue, and Anza street;: also crossing \ Nineteenth avenue . and Cabrlllo street. YOUNG WOMAN PROVES HEROINE OF ACCIDENT Rides Pony for Assistance When Stage Is Wrecked Editor Call: At the request: of some of the persons .who' were •in the recent stage accident : we lwrite you about- the aid given ;by \Miss * Lilly ; McNulty r \u25a0 of Mountain ; Milli,house,: who ; proved her self aheroine..-' As tb^ : runaway; dashed down : the mountain ; road j past her, home she mounted- her^pony,« and vi rode lit bareback to: M!ddletow*n ; for help. Doc tors .were thus enabled qulckly,to reach and ; tend \u25a0 the injured 1 and » dying. . - " A; SUBSCRIBER. Middletown,: Lake -Co.,": Sept 22. ence. He has since bought several other pieces of property. : ""When his daughter got married he insisted that she should buy a house at the outset, and now she, too, is com fortably situated in her own home. "Besides making money, this man helped his family in other ways. His wife, while living in a- crowded down town tenement, was always sickly and under a doctor's care. When they bought a house out in the Sunset district,, away off from the carline, she had fresh air all the time and had to take exercise in going to the carline. It cured her completely. "I have noticed the same result In other cases. Besides the sunshine and fresh air which people get out in the thinly settled western district, there is the exhilarating thought that. they are property owners, and that in itself is a tonic better than any medicine." SALES ARE INCREASING There is a decided increase of. sales of lots south of Golden Gate, park in the Parkside and Sunset districts. The prospect of the exposition being located somewhere in that direction is spur ring on many people to get home sites now, before pricjs' advance. The Parkside district has more than 100 new dwellings. Water, gas service and extra wide streets and the fine ele vation are proving magnets to draw population there. The residents already have practically all the conveniences that they had when living in downtown sections I.'1 .' There are goo.d schools, mall delivery twice a day, telephone, street lights and a sewer system, under recent....bon'J Issue, almost complete. Added to these, advantages this section has a marine view such as can be obtained in very few parts of the city and only at high prices.' * : The ornamental trees which the resi- i dents are setting out, the lawns,! flower gardens and* park ways which are being laid out indicate the high plane on which this part of the city is developing. \u0084 " - : \u25a0 . • ! Taken altogether, it is a notable sign of the steady westerly progress of fine home building in San Francisco. LEASES SIGNED. UP THIS WEEK Wolf.& Hoiiman report the following leases and sales: ' *Jf» r wt' M< Robertson they have leased to Tb*»o « tnt.i \u2666"* j* or e «t 220 Stockton street for • I , of * 20 -M0 for a fire year term. t £Li ary A - Dei "ing they s have leased to M. T,,,v^l mia ? , the : Ktore and basement at , 1 18-118 $6,000. flTe years a t a total rental of iL^nVf^ll S^ausg realty company: they hare fi^f to Steinberper & Kallsher tlie entire upper f^L o ' -, th^ ; ' Baldwin building at the southwest corner ( of Kearny street and Union Square ave i2i SSri 2S r i2e f 6 , 0x J 17 fe *t. for a five year term at a total rental of nearly $14,000. ltey have also leased for Levl Strauss realty company rooms 404-406 In the Baldwin building, 2o J^VS 7 street, to CD. Lowe.-. ... , ' n* *£ »r ? ollma n have ' leased for the account ?£ n Marlne trust and i savings bank, formerly tne Renters" loan ard . trust , company, to the VoP,"?T rc Jl al flre dls P«ti h company, the building at 1.T3-137 Hayes street.' the former bank i quarters. The Commercial flre dispatch company intends to remodel the building : and i chose , it i for the head quarters of the company/by - reason .of the fact that the location is the exact center of the city. v lor Sewall Dolliver . to Dora F. - Williams they have leased the two story residence at 210 Spruce street for three years at a rental of $90 per month.' ',•;\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0.-\u25a0\u25a0; . - ? '\u0084 \u25a0\u25a0.\u25a0,.:.- ..-, .\u25a0 : \u25a0 \u25a0>• \u25a0 \u25a0 VAGRANT'S YAWN GETS \-.- HIM 30 DAYS IN JAIL Judge's Politeness Equaled >. Prisoner in Dock v "Pardon me," said Police Judge Shortall j yesterday ; morning, : ,to 'James Johnston, ; charged with "vagrancy; , "am I ; keeping.; you . awake or; are you bored by the : questions ' asked : the policeman about you?" \u0084.'\u25a0. "Not at ' all," drawled ;' Johnston," 1 ; as he ; stifled ;; another ; ya wn.^ "I f am t very much edifled by", what the "^policeman says." -." . y ~?;V; " '.':'.';.'\u25a0'\u25a0.'\u25a0..-. •\u25a0\u25a0-.• "I • find*, that the charge ; against > you is sustained,", said • the- Judge, 1 t'andj it will -be ' my/ painful i duty to v order., you sent s to ; the" ; county> Jail '?; f0r 2 30 1 .where you^will . be , able to get all .the sleep ;yom desire." '\u25a0':'. \u25a0"-' ;; - : \ /, "Thanks -awfully," replied rjfchneton as.he^tookthlsiseatlinnherdock. i: -.';:.„ STREET WORK IS ORDERED Supervisors Take Action on Sewers, Accept Streets and Pass Other Ordinances The supervisors have passed to print thefollowing, ordinances: Ordering construction of sewers, etc.. in Som erset street, from Wayland to Woolsej; In Woolsey street, from Somerset to Holjoke. Changing name of Glasgow street to Anna lane. Providing for full acceptance of Church street, between Day and Thirtieth: Kansas street, be tween Twenty-third and Twenty-fourth; Ord street, • from the northerly line of Eighteenth to a line 100 feet • northerly from and parallel to Eichteenth. • ' "• •• * TroTldlnc \u25a0 for - conditional' acceptance of . the roadway of. Fifteenth street, between Utah and San Bruno - ayenue; Tennessee - street, > between Eighteenth • and Mariposa: Seventeenth street, between Connecticut and Missouri; Seventeenth street, between Missouri and Texas; crossing of Seventeenth and Mississippi streets; crossing of Seventeenth and Texas streets: crossing of Sev enteenth and Missouri streets; Seventeenth street, between Texas and Mississippi. Establishing grades at certain points on Clo ver street. and on Thirty-fourth avenue. Changing and re-establishing - the official grades on.Buena Vista avenue. - between the In tersection of -Duboee avenue and the first angle southerly from Buena Vista terrace (formerly) South Rroderlck street) :\u25a0 in Clement street. Thirty-fifth avenn<v Thirty-sixth avenue. Thirty seventh avenue; in Laguna street, between Lom bard and. Chestnut; -In Twentieth avenue, be tween Geary and Aftjza streets: in Twenty-sixth street. • between Noe and Castro; In Noe street, between Twenty-sixth and Army streets; In Utah street, between Alameda and Sixteenth ftreft*. and In Fifteenth street between Potrero and San Bruno avenues. . Fixing the width of Eldewalks In Plymouth avenue, between Sagamore and Broad streets, at 12. feet. . i. - -v." The supervisors have also ordered the performance of the following street work, the expense thereof to be as sessed against : private property: That artificial stone sidewalks bo constructed in t York ; street, between Twenty-fourth and Twenty-sixth : ip - Alpine street, between Duboce avenue nnd Waller street: In OtU street, be tween. Brady and Twelfth: In Tenth avenue, between- California and Lake streets. .•- \u25a0 That -grnnlte enrbs and a : bituminous rock pavement, with al4 foot central strip, of basalt block pavement on a sand foundation, be con structed in Twelfth ; avenue between Ania and Balboa streets. \u25a0 \u25a0 That artificial stone sidewalks be constructed in the easterly. side of Harrison street between Twpnty-seonnd and Twenty-third. That ' granite curbs and a bituminous rock pavement , ' bfe ; constructed in Sixth avenue be tween Geary and Anza streets, excepting on that portion required by law to be kept In repair by the railroad company having tracks thereon, m That artificial stone sidewalks be constructed In Green street between , Mason and, Powell, and In Geary street between Boyce- street and the easterly line of Commonwealth avenae pro \u25a0 That artificial stone sidewalks be constructed in Geary \u25a0 street, from Second to Sixth avenue, and on- the angular corners of the crossing streets, \u25a0 x . - That artificial stone sidewalks be constructed in Geary street between Seventh and Twelfth avenues, and on • the angular corners of the crossing. streets. •- . • - That artificial stone sidewalks b«- constructed in Itichlnnd avenne between Leese street • (for merly* Holly : street) and Murray street (for merly South avenue). ." ENGLISH CAPITAL IS BEHINDTROLLEY LINE Porterville .Interurban Buys Pow^r Site on Tule [Special Dispatch to The Coil] PORTERVILLE. Sept. 23.— Asserting that: they have English capital at their disposal to the * amount . of - $3,000,000 for the construction" of • their line, the 'promoters 'of >the j Porterville interurban electric r railroad yesterday . purchased a 10 acre tract of land from the: Grider ranch 'on the upper Tule river, which is to be used . f ojv the site of an electric station ito,ffurnish>;the . motive power for the proposed line.. -This purchase; was made : after the stock holders ; and promoters .< ?had fin ished an excursion of IS miles up the river, the agreement \ being ; made ;; that the \u25a0 land ' shall l-be use<j .only . for the site of a' power, house -and that . work shall 1 be •; started : within \u25a0a : reasonable length of itime:; : : - _; ;: "According ; to; the preliminary surveys Vhich >have ;been ?made of tthe iline the road : will connect t Porterville . with : the eastern"; foothills, runnings^west through the 7 Poplar;: and ; Woodville . dairy.: dis trict, and' thence .by ,'way^of the Frazler valley to Lindsay. : : JAPANESE-THANKED C •-\u25a0>: FOR THEIR PRESENTS :~ The trustees ;of the'; chamber of com merce^yesterdayl approved of acknowledgment J|wrltten">y4 Secretary' Burks "i to V Baron's Eiichi :? Shibusawa *\u25a0 of the " I Tokyo t'i chamber j^of JV commerce," thanking ; hlnv for (the : presents recaived ,by,!President-,William\Gerstle*and Sec , retary % Burks.t s TheT he igi f ts j, were i from the commercial commissioners "of Japan, who \ visited I the -,United ; States | last j year t as.the';guests of : tho Pacific coast cham bers; of i commerce; FALL SALES IN SAN JOAQUIN The colonization season In the San Joaquin valley Is opening up briskly. The Co-operative land and trust com pany of San Francisco reported that the sale of Its lands in Merced county is beginning earlier this fall than before and all indications point to a year of activity. t • Sales were made during the last two weeks in Merced colony in tracts of 10 to 40 acres td the following buyers: August Nelson, Madera county; Jesse O. Cope, C. L. Terrill, Albert L. Joyce and William J. McEwen of San Fran cisco, and J. A. Lacroix of Portland, Ore. A man's bravery may be due to a knowledge of his adversary's cowardice. takes you to the EASTON ADDITIONS to Burfingame. The trip to SAN RAFAEL takes One Hour OAKLAND 35 to 45 minutes BERKELEY 35 to 45 minutes The short run to EASTON is made over the fastest and ; smoothest roadbed in the west in the comfortable and safe new steel coaches of the Southern Pacific. You always arrive at your business on time, winter and summer. No fogs to delay you. Those 24 minutes bring you home^ — not to a rented apartment or fiat, but a real home, built to suit you. Biiiiiii \u25a0l II : II Only people of wealth can afford to pay rent' To tne average business or professional man enjoying a. moderate in- come tkc forty or iirty dollars wnicn he must pay montnly for a flat or apartment at all in keeping -witK His requirments, represent a net waste. "One must live**. Yes, that is true; trot one must not necessarily live in a high-rent flat. A\Hiy not take that rent and apply it on a - "home**— your home at ADDITIONS TO BURLINGAME an attractive suturb, quick of access to your business; twenty-fonr minutes from San Francisco; wjiere a large number of people in your own class Lave already built; where streets, eidewalis, trees, sewers, lights and telephones are finished and installed, — not promised. Why not luy and build in EASTON. Sec EASTON for yourself. There are so many suburbs and all of them have been painted in such vivid colors, that you Lave probable grown skeptical at so much goodness. Take the 11:40 a. m. or 2:05 p. m. trains or San Mateo electric cars; our agent? will stow you EASTON. You are under no obligation to buy , for we do not even offer ta return your fare. Remember, easy monthly payments make you a -property, owner here. F. J. RODGERS, General Agent, Mills Building, San Francisco $85 An Acre SSS 285 Acres Sw:ll dairy ranch, 200 acres for cultivation; abundance of water; only 254 miles from Hayward; about I J4 miles frontage on : main road; .will cut to advantage; •srroom' house, barns, warehouse, orchard ; beautiful . vineyard •of 5 acres; also some: alfalfa; all : farm equipment. .. JAS. S.FRENCH r. 532 _\u25a0: Castro St., Hayward, CaL DO YOU KNOW ALL ABOUT CALIFORNIA? ft. 4 Questions and Answers mat Make Up the New Golden State Catechism Many a Native Son would be puzsted to answer some "of the simple auerl^ about California set forth in a sort o? catechism by tha Kuhn irrasation pro ject. Yet every Callfornlan ought to know the \yital facts about the agri cultural progress of the state, which are published In this useful little hand book called "Questions . and Answer*; or, Calif ornfa Now or- Never." Fifty- thousand of these booklets have been printed anJ are being d!3> ( triubted by H. H. Hollster A Co. at t Willows. Cal. They are free upon appli cation. Here is a chanc* for every one to get the latest and most reliable In formation about that great undeveloped inland empire, the central part of Cali fornia. It i 3 the best kind of data, to send to „ inquiring friends in th* east. Pithy, Interesting answers tell Just what every Intelligent person should bo informed upon about the California of today, while the admirable pictures make it a valuable -souvenir. Alto gether. It is a valuable contribution to the literature of the state and comes at an opportune time. wh*n general In terest is being arouseJ throughout the nation about California and San Fran cisco in view of the agitation over the coming exposition. It !« a good thing to send ea*t durlnS argument week — or any oth«»r week. GLEE CLTXB TOBMED— B«c*eley. Sept. 23.— After tryoats coTerlnsr a month 14 students have b*«n elected a* tne nncleus for the glee club this year, as follows: First tenor. E.G. Burlantl: second tenor*. C. A. Pitch ford. L*« Gross; first b»M. Harold Brayton. J. D. Har tlsr»n. V. R. Miwa. A. H. Wheeler. H. P. Williams, F. B. HornicW: second bass. 11. B. Johnson. E. C. McGee. E. N. Osborne. J. J. Alexander. R. C. Branlon. ____^^__^_ IJADELINE THE FARMERS' PARADISE IRRIGATION without IRRI- TATION. Per acre. $40. Nine years to pay it in. Write ; for full particulars to MADELINE MEADOWS LAND and IRRIGATION CO. \u25a0457-465 :Monadnoct Bld«™ SAN FRANCISCO.