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Energetic Work of Organization in Financing Bond
Issue a Great Benefit to District
The Sunnyside club has secured a
great boon for that district in jretting
a eewer system. This long needed im
provement oneans rauch to this section.
trhich ls= **>•» favored by natural con
ditions, lying in the. southern, slope
and at the foot of the southerly spur
of the Twin Peaks range, sheltered
Thereby from the winds of the north,
and protected from th«» winds ar.d fogs
of the west by the Sutro forest and
the elevation upon which it stands,
bounded on the south by the 98 acre
i tract recently dedicated as Balboa, park
and corcmanding from nearly every
where a view of San Francisco bay.
Such is the district within which was
organized. January 23. 1908, the Sunny
side improvement club.
The beauty and advantages of this
district as a residence district were
recognized as early as IS9I. biit noth
ing could be done for its* development
because of protracted litigation that
tied up th« greater portion of the tract.
On this account and for no other
. reason Sunnyside is not now a thickly
settled district.
- It was not until 190S that this liti
gation was settled. Since then the
district has made marked progress.
More than s©o l^ts have been sold and
more than 200 new homes erected.
One great drawback to the district
has been the lack of a sewer system.
Because of this, people have been de
terred from making their homes there
snd little or no street work has been
done. \u25a0' y
For two yea^s the Sunnyside im
provement club has worked energetic
ally to secure a Fewer system and its
efforts are about to be crowned with
5-jcc.ess. A purchaser hao been secured
for the $91,000 non-interest bearing
bonds of the 1904 Issue. These bonds
mature in July. 1911-
It has been necessary for the club
t<-> raise $2.?>o(> to pay interest to the
purchaser of the bonds. All but 5200
of this amount has been raised. It is
expected that this small fctinv will soon
be secured.
The new main sewer will traverse
p- ore j,ter street to Hearst avenue,
thence to Congo street across the
Southern Pacific tracks to San Jose
avenue and through the Belle Roche
tract to Islais cr*>»»k. As poon as this
main sewer- is. completed, and it is ex
- pected that work on it will commence
poon. Fi3e sewers and street work will
\u25a0begin immediately. A large amount of
this v.-ork is already signed for.
Other improvements of note secured
by the Sunnyside club are the exten
sion of tke*carline out Sunnyside ave
nue to the Futro forest, the* securing
of a 10 minute dir<v-t car service to
the ferry: the securing of water mains
for the district; the s^urlng of 15 ad
ditional lights, whereas before there
were only seven in the whole "district:
the construction of . a viaduct from
Edna street across the Southern Pacific
tracke to San Jose avenue; the con
struction of two culverts; the construc
"Country lands- are. selling well,"
said O. C Stlne of Stine & Kendrick.
"That is, when th*y. are of the right
kind?. As an instance of this we have
- sold on^-fourth of a large ranch near
Santa Rota, which we bought and sub
divided about three months. ago.
"The land was' formerly owned -by
tlie president of one of the banks of
Santa Rosa, and it certainly waa a
beautiful piece of . ground. Real es
tate men and farmers say it is the
best farm in the entire valley. The
coil is of the richest kind and will
grow fruits, vegetables, berries - and
garden stuff- The • surroundings are
of tfte best, just across the road, from
- Fenat*- 'Kearns' ranch — all that could
be asked for. Good schools, good
roads, good transportation, good neigh
bors, etc. ' ->r
"We have been disposing of this in
Kmall farms or country homes of five
acres and less. There aren't very
many pieces and we are selling them
at prices that make them go quickly
and on the easiest kind of terms. Peo
ple buy when they can get property
of this kind."
The properties that will be offered
at r,. H. Umbsen's auction , sale next
Monday at 12 o'clock noon are as fol
2062-2064 Pine street, north line, between La
cuna and Bncfcanan. Improvements consist of
iwo flats of <our and fire rooms etch and.baw
raent of three rooms. . "
3609-1611 Derisadero sin**, west >lujp, b«
ttrecn Post and Sorter. ImproTPment* consist
cf two flats of cix room* and. bath each. -.
2143 2145 and 2147 Howard street, • east line.
tK-twwn Sprenteeath and Eighteenth, f Improve
ments consist, of three choice flats of mx. serea
»>n<i nine rooma and bath each; rent*, ?S«.oO;
lot 24x122:6. : - \u25a0 .\u25a0 \u0084 .
1457 and -1459 Church etreet. e«*t line, be
tween Twenty-seventh and Army, unprove
taente con*i« of a new building containing store
and flat of four, rooms and bath : 10t . 23r95.
Mortgage of $3,000 at 6 per cent can remain. ;.
006 Capa strw-t. we»t line, betvrma Twenty
fourth and Twenty-fifth. . Itnprofeinpnts con*ut
'*f a two ktorj- dwelling of. six rooms and btth. I
tion of a new bridge in Hearst avenue
to cross the impassable gully in that
street, and the securing- 'of two addi
tional letter boxes. These improve
ments were all made upon the petition
of the club.
After a long fight the club induced
the board- of education to provide
grammar school accommodation at the
Sunnyside school instead of causing
the children to tramp for over a mile
along ungraded streets to the over
crowded Glen Park school.
The clifb is working- hard to bave
Jarnac street extended to San Jose ave
nue. On petition of the club the board
of public works has recommended an
appropriation of $7,000 for this pur
The extension of this street will
enable the fire engin© from Ocean and
San Jose avenues to reach the populous
section of the Sunnyside district
.quickly. It will save a roundabout de
tour of over a mile.
The club is agitating for the installa
tion in the district of a flre cistern.
The indications are that this request
will be granted soon. The club Js also
endeavoring to, secure greater water
pressure, a flrehouse In the district
and the beautification of the block
around the Sunnyside school.
The club now has a membership of
130. It meets every Thursday, evening
In the assembly hall of the new Sun
nyside school, corner of Forester street
and Hearst avenue.
The officers of the club are: John
Tegethoff, president; A. C. Fowler, vice
president; H. Bishop, secretary: Joseph
F. Schiele, assistant secretary; C. S.
Allred, treasurer; J. J. Brooks, H.
Xorth. and Mr. Franzen, trustees; J. B.
Zindars, counsel.
The women of the district talce an
active interest In the club and on sev
eral occasions have rendered valuable
service when It was necessary to raise
money. Among the women j assisting
the club are: Mrs. W. J. Magner, Mrs.
A. Walpch, Mrs. C. B. "vThite, Mrs. Shan
non and Mrs. C. S. Allred.
As a result of all this. well directed
effort there is now presented- the pleas
ing picture of a district of 2,000 homes
nestling on" the .southern slope and at
the foot of high hills, having on its
southern boundary one of ' the most
beautiful parks and pleasure . grounds
In the city. The Southern Pacific road,
converted into an electric line, skirting
its southern, boundary, Sunnyside ave
nue extended thr.ough the Sutro forest
to the junction of Sloat. boulevard and
Corbett.road and joined by an exten
sion of Dolores, Valencia and Mission
streets and San Jose avenue to a.gen
eral boulevard system, placing Sunny
side 10 minutes nearer the center of
San Francisco and making the short
est and most direct southwesterly .route
to the ocean, its streets all sewered and
paved, well lighted and ornamented —
such will be Sunnyside, as the members
of the Sunnyeide improvement clvb t ex
pect to see it three years from now.
Judging* from the influx of; settlers
•who are taking up alfalfa that
vicinity, Merced w-ill soon become a
dairy center jof considerable importance.
Most of the new comers expect to fol
low that branch of farming, and are
putting their ranches, into al ilfa.
William Graves,, who purchased SO
acres . in . Merced colony , : last;spring, is
on his way from South Dakota,' v bring
ing- with him a carload of., high grade
dairy stock. . " - . v
. G. H- Kldred, the owner of 40 acres
In the same tract, recently' brought
10 head . for., his ranch.
The actual settling of the land around
Merced, and the consequent improve
ments' going in, are doing much to
stimulate real estate activity.
The Co-operative land* and trust com
pany, of San Francisco reports. a grow
ing demand tor small farms In "Merced
colony. The following sales have been,
made in the last two weeks:; George
W. Shealey; 20 acres: Francis Vassar,
60 acres; George A. "Walker, 10 acres;
F. E. Peterson, 10 acres; Oscar Hol
brook, 10 acres.
Livingston colony— T. T. Ragsdale,
10 acres, y.v
: The renting department, of Madison
& Burke reports the following leases:
For lv , Barrioiet to Mar* I/lng G*"t, .the lot at
the northeast corner of Jackson street and Bart
lett alley for 20 -years at a total rental of
$4i-'.OOO. ' ' :.-\u25a0
\u25a0 To A. ,Reti«loff. for A.vH. . Neil and A. M.
Kennedy, the rooming house in. the south >ldo of
Ellis street, bet ween Franklin' street and -Van
Ness "avenue, on a -lease for, three, years at a
total rental of $3,600. \u25a0 . • • \u25a0 . - 1 .
ForfMary Hoe to VTin^- Fat Chang company,
the -f tore at 45 Clax etrec^, for two year*. at a
total rental sum of $1,560/ : .-. -
For M.-Lacoet to K. "Nakashima. the. two story
and basement bnlldln; at • 1521 Geary . street* oh
a. lease of- two years for $2,040/ . . ' .
For -Afhcrof t - estate to •\u25a0 II. : Spiegel, :. the. \ four
utory and basement brick hotel at. th«v north west
corner of Sixth, and ' Jessie streets for five years
at a total \u25a0 rental • sum of $14,000. •. • ; ' \u25a0>t - : - .
. For. the Pabst brewing ' company Ito . C.- O.
Peterson .and M. Harrison; the ..store «t 450
Kearny street;. terms private, - , .
Recommendations of Civic As=
sociatiohs Followed on 33
Out of 38 Amendments
The charter amendment election last
Tuesday demonstrated clearly the es
teem in which the' Judgment of "the
civic bodies was held by the people of
San Francisco.
In 33 cases out of 38 the recommend
ations of the "Get Together commit
tee" of the Civic league improvement
clubs, Merchants' • association, Down
town association and Real Estate>board
were followed.
In no case where these bodies strong
ly" advocated- an amendment was that
amendment lost; in no case where an
amendment was strongly opposed was
that amendment carried, excepting in
the case 4 of amendment 19. The five
amendments that went contrary to the
recommendations of these bodies either
were not material or were amendments
upon which these bodies separately had
been divided. >
The amendments that went contrary
to recommendations were either won
or lost- -by very .narrow margins.
Amendment No. 6, although disap
proved* by the "Get Together commit
tee," had been approved by the Civic
league. . The amendment was conceded
to contain many excellent features,.but
the provision compelling legislation to
be submitted to the people upon peti
tion of 4 per cent of the electors was
deemed unwise. s
Sot a great defeat
Amendment No. 18, raising the age
limit for certain persons in the fire
department was not important. Amend
ment 19 is the only important amend
ment carried contrary to the recom
mendation of the committee. In view
of the strong sentiment in favor of
municipal ownership the carrying of
this amendment by 2,500 votes was not
a great defeat.
The committee believed that the
carrying of this amendment would pre
vent the '>ettering of transportation
facilities.' Amendment 36, having ref
erence to salaries in the assessor's of
fice, was defeated by 607 votes. This
amendment was recommended upon the
representation that most of the depu
ties in the assessor's office were en
gaged upon the personal property rolls
and only one man assigned to view and
value real property and that the em
ployment of extra men for this purpose
\u25a0would increase the revenue of the city
more -than, the expense. . -
Amendment 38 was approved by 297
votes. This amendment is good if its
terms apply only to laborers upon pub-
Jic work, but it was the belief of the
committee that the scope of the amend
ment was much broader than intended.
The force of the recommendations is
seen in the fact that whjle all other
salary raise amendments failed by
large majorities (except assessor's),
amendment 35, raising salaries in the
recorder's office, carried.
This amendment . was recommended
because, while it increased salaries .'of
deputies and clerks, -it reduced ex
penses for copying, resulting in a net
The Civic League of improvement
clubs, consisting of delegates .from 61'
improvement,, organizations, has a reg
ular standing committee upon charter
amendments and ordinances. sTo this
committee was referred the proposed
charter amendments. ; .
This committee made \u25a0 vits report to
the executive committee. After. a long
discussion the ; executive committee
adopted a report. After two long ses
sions the general body, acting upon
the report of the executive committee,
adopted a report. It was thlrT moved
that the officers and charter 9 amend
ment committee' \u25a0 represent the s . Civic;
league and 'endeavor to get -unity
among the various" civic bodies upon
the charter amendments. ; A joint com
mittee of the Civic league, Merchants*
association, Downtown association and
Rear Estate board met and compared
the recommendations of the various
bodies. J .- ' ; ; V
It was found that they agreed in
most respects. After two or three meet
ings the joint .committee, got together
upon all the 'amendments -excepting
that .the Civic league overruled \u25a0:, the
report of, the; joint committee with re- v
spect to amendments 4 No. 6 and No. 22.
JThe Get, Together 'committee then ap
pointed a finance committee to solicit
subscriptions.- Copies, of - v .the\ joint
recommendation were ;> ; published in
every paper . for five' days 'prior to the
election. Every voter in San Francisco
received a copy* of the recommenda
tions. The names of the, improvement
clubs composing the Civic\league must
have had considerable, weight \ with the 1
members of those clubs. and. the. voters
of the city. , ' ;
More good was accomplished for San
Francisco through the election by; the
expenditure of a nominal sum than 1 has
been accomplished in the past by- the
'expenditure of , a /vast amount of en
ergy and hundreds ' of v thousands ' of.
dollars. This illustrates ;the difference
between a constructive and n. destruc
tive policy. : It /typifies r. "what" can be
done when 'the personal 'element is
eliminated. ;';/:':;\u25a0 .\u25a0.:"...'.\u2666;'.- w :
Special credit can be.givento" no or
ganization. Each -did * its:, part. *.; The
same may bcsald of the members com-",
posing the "Get Together^ committee."^
The members of I the committee > were:
F. .'AY'. Fenniniore, Dr.. : George -W.Mer-;
rltt, Robert Roo's, Leslie . Burkes, : M. H. ; -
Robbins" Jr.,* * George ;\u25a0: Tay, Jos'iah, :R;;
.Howell;- M.V Turner. ? M. Hecht,' .Henry
.Marshall, . Byron* MauzjV William" Pen
man,,'" M., Aronson,' Horace -M. Allen,'
Paul T. Carroll, D. A. ! Hagens, L. H.
Peterson and C. F. Adams. •. r ,
The Mission promotion association
made an energetic campaign for the
passage of amendment 22, providing
for a division -of the park fund, one
half for Golden.Gate park and one^half
for parks other than Golden Gate park,
but it lost. . ,
The association published its rec
ommendations upon the charter amend
ments and carried on an aggressive
campaign for them. It lost in only
seven instances, oh. amendments 9, 14,
20, 22, 30, 31 and 39. ......
The. Green Valley improvement as
sociation adopted l recommendations
with ' reference to all' the charter
amendments and campaigned for the
success of its recommendations. These
recommendations were followed in all
cases except with- reference to amend
ments 9, 14, 20, 22, 24,* 30,' SI," 36, 37
and- 39. ' j '
The Ingrleside. improvement club sent
a' copy of its recommendations' to. all
\he citizens of Ingleside. Its. recom
mendations were followed except with
reference to amendments 5/18, 10, 13,
14, 16, 19,-22, 29, 35 and 33.
The. South of Army Street Improve
ment association sent out a facsimile
ballot upon a postcard, indicating, its
recommendations. These cards wer>s
mailed to all the voters of the south of
Army street district. Its recommenda
tions were followed, except with refer
.ence to amendments 5, 8, 10, 13, 14,, 16,
19, 22, 35 and 38.
The Richmond central club has pe
titioned the board of supervisors for
additional hydrants in the district.
- The^Sutro heights improvement club
has at last succeeded in getting the
extension of the and^Fulton
street car lines to the ocean— a project
upon -which "if hasi' been working for
the past f two years. This will be' a
great boon to the whole Richmond
district. The new "extension began
operation this week.
The North beach improvement club
is preparing to inaugurate a campaign
for parks" iri^the Xorth* beach section.
The olub put itself -upon . record as
favoring, amendment 22 for a. division
of the park fund. The executive com
mittee lof the club, which is now con-,
sidering ways and means of securing
another park for the district, consists
of Theodore Baclgalupi, Geo. F. .Oliva,
"W. W. Sanderson, Li. G. Brizzolara, J.
Parsons, J. Nelson, F. Marini, A. Sbar
boro and Doctor Giannini.
A committee consisting of J..T. Den
aby, George F. Staff, N. C. Weinholz,
H. E. "Winkler and Charles ; Erickson
of the Holly park improvement club,
appeal id before the board of educa
tion Wednesday and protested against
changing the name of the Holly park
school to Junipero Serra. school. ' The
school has been so . " long associated
with ' the district that the members
of the club fear it will lose its identi
fication through the proposed change.
As a result of a masS meeting held
last Sunday afternoon at 37 L.eland^
avenue the Visitacion Valley improve
ment club sent a committee consisting
of Dr. R. J. Dowdall, William <Gerke
and F. Kelley to the board of public
works to secure an- outlet sewer for
the Visitacion valley district. The re
sult has been that the city engineer
is purveying- and establishing grades
for *he outlet sewer. ,
V \u25a0- light committee— consisting of
I^. Hilderbrand, L. Eisenbeis arid C
Bouchin — report, that the California gas
and electric company will erect fpoles
and furnish electric service wherever
three -consumers on a block Avill.slgn
contracts for a year. This is an ; un
usually liberal concession, arid it will
no doubt be availed of.
Members of the. Visitacion Valley,
San Bruno Avenue, Bay View and" Paul
Tract improvement clubs appeared' be
fore the finance committee of the board
of supervisors to demand that;a flre
house be! erected at or, near the Five
Mile' house. 'This would afford fire
protection -to all four districts, which
badly need it. The matter was post
poned two ; weeks! \u25a0••";
Through'i the effort of : the College
Hill; improvement club the supervisors
have appropriated $10,500 for the;con
struction of the y Richland avenue
bridge across the tracks of the South
ern Pacifia The city engineer has
drawn up' the plans and v specifications
for a steel and concrete bridge that
will be a credit to the municipality.
The contract will be let soon. . For. 15
years the residents -haven tried in vain
to • get this Abridge j constructed. '-'\u25a0
iThe "hill of rock" in Twentieth and
Kentucky street^;is being, remoye.l and
usedto fill in ;th<J" stagnant pool-known
as the Red : The manufactories
fronting ' on the jj Red sea I and all pri
vate sewers flowing. into. It have* been
condemned. Owners have; been given
until December 1 to adjust themselves
to the new; order, of things. ; - ;
, The board 'of public works has pre
pared a plan for showing
to * connect; with the bond, issue sewer
at Tenth- avenue. V *• l v
". These ..* improvements ' : have.;. - been
.brought * about through the •\u25a0 efforts of
the Potrero Commercial j and j Manufac
turers' association : and • the active I part
The Call has taken , in the \ matter: by
calling attention, to ;the urgent neces
sity for action: \^_ J _. '»
Accepted ?strhet work
- Certificates : ; ,of>; satisfactory \comple
tion 7 of ••- street' work have ,been issued
by ithe iboard -of *public works to .the
following; contractors::
'\u25a0\u25a0'\u25a0\u25a0', Barber":' asphalt company — Curbing and paTins
Sanrhez street \u25a0: between : TTventy-nluth and 'Day.
i .Flina \u25a0&- > Treaoy — Sewnrlng Masonic avenue - be
tvrwn.Goiden^Gate avenue, and :Tnrk street. '
* - O.\ W. McGinn & Co.— Paring Wda pi ace, < from
Sixteenth y street >' to ;a <_ point ? 100 % feet : : north;
curbing- and paving - pqrtlon ; of Valley t street < be
tween Church cand'-franchez. • ; . :.- , - ry ./ <i '\u25a0\u25a0-< ,\u25a0
1 7 Peter j MoHugn— Sewering i Thirty-sixth ' avenue
between*' Oary •; and 'Clement .'Stroptn. ,,. ,' ,\ -;t; t
\u25a0\u25a0*. -William '. Heaf ey-^Sewerlnir '; Peru . < avenue } be
tween? Edinburgh, and "Wadrid ; streets.. \\'-.- \u25a0„.,;
Intensive Cultivation Made Pos
sible by Irrigation in Terri
tory Near This City
: Some, of the splendid results of the
work done at the' California develop
ment board -are apparent to .the man
traveling through the, agricultural re
gions of this jrtate. Where 10 or 15
years ago tifie traveler saw expanses of
thousands, of acres of wheat fields
broken here and; there by- the ranch
houses or barns there are now numer
ous families on their farms of 30, 40 or
80 acres. This change" has been brought
about by irrigation, which ; has made
possible the intensive culture .of . the
soil. -. 2
The supervisors of Butte, Tehama,
Tuba, Suiter and Yolo | counties main
tain at. the California development
board's headquarters a special repre
sentative to lecture and interest people
in that district. - , &
' M. C Coats, who is now serving in
that capacity, has recently returned
from a three days' trip through Yuba,
Sutter and Butte . counties, including
the towns of . Marysville.--.Yuba City,
Live Oak, Gridley and Biggs, for the
purpose of inspecting the irrigated
lands of the region. .
When seen yesterday In" regard to
the conditions in the upper Sacramento
valley he said:
In' spite, of the fact that I am
familiar with the district I could
not help being surprised at the
number of new homes that .were to •
be seen. ' I counted. 102 new homes
during the three days -I wag, away,'
and they were the homes of people
who had settled within the last
\u25a0 year.
The orange- crop is . unusually
. good this year, being estimated at
\u0084 TOO carloads. One-half of thecrpp
1 has'been shipped already, .bringing
as-high as $2.40 a box ! f. o. b.> It
must- be', remembered- that, this
region ships- oranges .earlier than.
any. oMier grange region in the
. state.
A large Crop of Mission and
j Mamzanella' qlrves is being. gath-\
ered. most ot : '.it being handled by a
local olive and ripe pickling con
cern, which, « by. the. way," Is the
largest-in the, state. v
At the present time there are
2Q.000 acres under the irrigation
supplied by the Butte county canal.*
TWs acreage is supporting about
-.500 families, while the 80,000 acres '
that< will be put on the market in
the next three years .will support !
an additional 2,000 families.
; The alfalfa yield, valued at
$1,750,000, has been harvested from .
32,000 acres in five or six crops.
Many of the new settlers are plant
ing orchards and raising white
beans between the rows, thereby
paying expenses and \u25a0 making a
comfortable living. ,
*\u25a0 TheVpeople 'of the Sacramento
valleyiare bending every effort
toward the' colonization of-the val-
ley, and from the encouraging re
sults , so far obtained this does not
seem to be an idle dream.
Union Trust Company of. San Francisco to
Pope & TPalbot land company.* lot at NW corner
of Amador and Massachusetts streets, W 200
by N 400; ; $l0. : r ,'
Stephpn A. • Turner to Edward J. Barry, lot
in KB llnft of Sixteenth avenne South, ir>o NW
of L. street, SW 25 by NE'100: $10.
' TVilllara E. and Joseph Dennis et al. to
George W: Dennlp. lot In N line of Bush street,
87:6 W of Scott. W 23 by S 100: $10.
. Manuel D. Perry and wife, to Albert G. Tte
rlse and wife, lot in \Ti line of Cole street,
162:9* S of Carmel, S 25:1 by W U<o: $10.
. Aaron *S. Cleveland to Dewey Coffin, lot 12.
block 3, - Holly Park tract ; $10.
. Frank Sargent (to May • V.- Altpeter, lot j 40,
block 39, Reis tract; $10. ,
Anna Kmelia James to Malco-lm Kerr and
Trlfg, lot In Ni line of Twenty-second • street,"
105 E of Guerrero, B 25 by N 124 ; $1 0. -\u25a0
Abraiam Wolfe and 'wife \u25a0 to Hub realty com
pany, lot commencing at a point 112:6 N . of
Fulton street and, 110 E of DeTisadero, N 23 by
B 27:6; $10. . \ .
Louisa Klngwell to Mary Donnelly, lot at-SE
corner \u25a0of Twenty-third avenue and Clement
street.E-30 by S 100; $10. , ' -\u25a0 .
Hans NMcholson and wife to Harry t H. Hanger
and wife, two-thirds : of lot in S line of Busn
street, 54 ;\u25a0 W of Webster. W 23 by S 75: $10.
. Bar Shore .building , company to Newton )A.
and- Anna TV. Wise, .lots 3S and 39, * block 29,
B,els tract: -prant. . '. \u25a0\u0084 .'.
M. \u25a0', J. Ward, by sheriff.' to San Francisco
commercial agency, lot In N line of Clay street,
100 E of Fillmore. E 25 by 98:8; $466.34. .
Bnstnn investment company to -Melnotte Mc-
Cants. lot 25. West Clay park: $10.
UlTprs Brothers to Marie V. Bishop, lot 22,
block 11. Lakevlew; $10. .
' Th^ Felton company to Louis J. Pchoenstein.
lot in -W line of Rhode Island street, 400 S of
.Twentv-spcond. 533 by W 100; $10. -
; Johanna F. Lntz to Keuben I* Goldberg, lot at
SE corner of Oak and Gough streets, S 60byE55;
$10. '-,;;, \u25a0' ;i ' -\u25a0\u25a0 \u25a0 :\u25a0\u25a0 ~ -•*-•"••: \u25a0"--::" . ; • \u25a0-\u25a0 \u25a0:' :': '
Pierre Preydemi- to; Rousseau realty company,
lot In E line of Leavenworth street. 22:11 S of
Sacramento, S 23:2, E 40. N" 0:3. E-40, N 22:11,
W SO:. $10. - • :'•\u25a0-\u25a0; • -=. - \u25a0" -"."\u25a0 \u25a0 .
v Thomas ScoMeand wife to Harriet J. Shorey
et a!., lot In W lin*« of Fourteenth avenue, 175
isYof <Jearv street.' X 2."> by W. 127:fi; $10. •
Domenico Pagano and wife to Charles. J. Mn
sante and wife. lotln.E line of ' Alabama street,
156 N of Twenty-flrst, N 23 by E 10O;:$10. ,
F.i B: Cunningham and' wife: to- Richard Stuart.
Briggs. lotin'W.-llne of;Eighteenth' avenue, 125
Sof I'stJ.eet, S 2T> by : W.I2O: $10.:- . v •*
>\u25a0 William S. Alexander, and wife to Sara Morris,
lot In N line of Lake street. 67:6 W of Fifteenth
avenue."" W3oby N 100: $10. '- >
E. R. Tutt to Emma G. Tutt et sh.lot ln-W
line of Georgia street, 50 N of Marln, X 75 by
W 100, and three other pieces; gift.
Buildlnsr: Contracts .
! t Martina Hi.* Inc.. with G. B. Basllntto—Altera
tions and additions In "premises' occupied by. res
taurant at 502 Broadway; $1,500. *.:
-Mary Ellen and Henry James-.Trowbridjie with
A M Wallen — AU.work:esceptpalntins. plumbs
ing/ tiling, shades,* mantels, grates and gas fix
tures, for a two story; frame building Ktwo flats V
in Eline of Vicksburs. : ISS S of Twenty-second,
S 25 by E117:6; $3.700.r ,';: -
- Ameiia * Octroski with -Andrew, ; Nelson and
George .C* .Bauer —^To : erect * a ;- three story - and
ba th . fla t \u25a0 and store - building at SW, corner of
Pine' and Webster, streets," W> 27:3 by: S 100;
$15,500. - • ' x -'*•• \u25a0\u25a0- .•••\u25a0--••\u25a0.- :': ' \u25a0\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0'\u25a0".--
I.J 'J. Geary with Edwin <T. Huffman— rTo 1 erect
a. two Ktory .'frame buildlng-in Sixteenth; avenue,'
1W >'iof Lake street." >' 30 by — 127:C; :56,225.
. >T Phcbe Hearst 1 with' Pacificl manufacturing
company.: Otis y el«»Tator i company \u25a0 and ft Pacific
floor J sanding Window >f rames and
sash/" elevators ' and -\u25a0 flooring '- f or. \l2 ': story r and
basement claj«s A building at E corner of Market
nndi Kearny-/ streptp,viS»»:li;;Sß>&l:S''i.:iNE
r.7;R/; SE 10, '\u25a0&£ MO,' N^'-ICO,: SW- to beginning;
$52,253.- ..- V;-/; \u25a0 '. : ."V: \u25a0 .'. \ ' •' - ' -\u25a0\u25a0 VI
Market and Church Streets Club Wants to Make
Great Thoroughf are Level Throughout
v One great impediment to the growth
and development of Market street west
of Valencia is the mound that rises
from Valencia street for a stretch of
two blocks and then descends for an
other two blocks to about the same
.. This mound, or hogback as it is com
monly called, makes teaming and trans
portation into the upper Market street
section slow and inconvenient. Mar
ket street Is the main artery of \he
city,, from which flows all tributary
streets. . .
At Valencia street is a bar which
impedes the path of progress and di
verts trade to Valencia street. This
bar should be dredged out, so that
Market street might take its natural !
course and feedthose tributary streets
west of Valencia. This would help not
Market street alone, but the whole dis
trict west of Valencia street. An at- ;
tempt was made shortly after the fire
by the Market and Church Streets im- i
provement club and by the Eureka Val- ,
ley improvement association to secure
the reduction of this grade. The city
engineer's office prepared estimates. It
was found that the work would cost
$300,000. a. burden too heavy for either
the city or the tax payers to bear.
The recent passage of charter amend
ments 11 and 15 again directs attention
to this project. Charter amendment 15
provides a method -by which street work
may be paid for in 10 annual install
Charter amendment 11 empowers the
city to assess, property owners for the
improvement of. an- accepted t street — a
thing which' could not be done previ
ously — and permits the city to pay not
more than half the cost of the con
struction of any subway, "viaduct or
Under these provisions this greatly
needed Improvement can- be accom
The Market and Church Streetfl^lm
provement club and the Eureka Valley
improvement association intend to put
the machinery of the new law into
operation at once by getting the prop
erty owners to petition to have an as
sessment district established ant! 10
year bonds issued.
' Another matter which has received
the attention of the Market and Church
Streets Improvement club and other
clubs •of the vicinity is the removal
bl the hills of rock in Market street
in the vicinity of Fourteenth and Do
lor.es. . f
Attempts were made in vain to gpt
contractors to level this property for
the quarry rock which it contains, or
for a nominal price. As property in
this vicinity becomes, more valuable
there will be a gradual removal of these
silicate exhibits. .The . club will _do
everything in its power to hasten this
The clud hopes that if the city buys
the Spring Valley water .company's
holdings in Market street 'it will grade
the property. With one block in the
center of the group graded and im
proved the, grading of the remaining
blocks would be a matter of only a
few months.
This property, in Market street and
6% ft WOMAN'S 4fi£%
A Los Angeles woman who wished to place" her money where
it would never give her a moment's thought except to draw the
interest invested $2JOOO in our $100 BONDS.
She realized that these BONDS afford an ideal woman's to- -
'vestment — here are some of the features that make them so;
>>• • . . = -
They afford a permanent Investment that does not require
looking j after.
They are safe, conservative, convenient. Their value never
They guarantee -£ per cent interest, payable semi-anmxally.
In case of emergency you can withdraw the entire amount
invested. ;
We are selling 1,000 SIX PER CENT $100 GOLD BONDS,
secured by a redemption fund in bank to pay interest and bonds
as they mature. \u25a0 •
The, money, is to be used to develop" and build homes on
All in one tract, covered with redwood and laurel trees.
This property is c worth $750,000, making your security 7}4
times as much as bonded for.
These features will appeal to any woman, anywhere. , Drop us
a line or call and see us. '
«. 852-854-856 Phelan Bldg. \u25a0 — \u25a0
close to Dolores. Church, and Fillraors.
is admirably located for apartment
houses, stores, flats and residences.
The- Market, and Church. Street im
provement club was organized about
two years before the flre. Its Jurisdic
tion extends along Market street and
adjacent streets from Valencia to Cas
tro. It may bo said, however, that th«
Eureka Valley Improvement associa
tion, the Church Street and Upper Mis
sion improvement club and the Upper -
Market. Street Improvement club also
include a portio.n of this territory.
The purpose of the club was to In
duce trad£ to locate In upper Market
street and to maintain Market . street
for its entire length as the- principal
commercial thoroughfare of the city.
Gullixson Brothers' building and the
Malta, Francisco and Eureka apart
ments are laxge structures in the dis
trict, which have been erected within
the last six years.
The club has been co-operating: vig
orously with other organizations to get
the Devisadero street crosstown carline
to tap the upper Market street section
and give direct communication with
the Western addition. * -: .
The. securing of additional lights, re
pairing: of streets and laying of side
walks are details which have occupied
much of the attention of the club.
The Market, and Church. Streets im
provement* club has been one of the
most enthusiastic and consistent -work
ers for the construction of the Twin
peaks tunnel.
, The headquarters" of the club are at
631 Fourteenth- street,; corner of Mar
ket. The officers are: Walter S. Pierce,
president; Eugene E. Pfaeffle. vie*
president: Albert T. Roche, secretary;
John L>, Pol i to. assistant secretary.
The standing committees are:
Street — John E. Hill. Louis Silverman.
Eugene E. PfaerHe; light, H. Gullixson.
H. G. Barkley; insurance. , John L. Po
lito and'J. W. Hamm; sanitation, J. O.
The "hill of rock"* on Twentieth and
Kentucky streets is being graded down'
and filled Into the "red sea." the stag
nant pool of water between Twenty
third and Twenty-fourth and -Kentucky
and Tennessee streets. The manufac
tories fronting- on th« red sea and all
private sewers flowing- into It have
been condemned and given until De
cember 1 to adjust themselves to this
new order of thinsrs. \u0084;\u25a0.
The board of works has prepared a
plan for sewers In the district from
First avenue South to Tenth avenue
South to enable property owners to con
nect with the bond issue sewer at
Tenth avenue South, at the request of
th<" association.
The outlook for the Potrero district
was nsver so promising in securing
better streets and improvements and
enabling those who have business in
that locality to get in and out without
being mired In the mud. It has started
the building of more residences and
the openlnsr of >more factories/ which
are gradually taking advantage of the
present conditions.

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