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SAN FRANCISCO TO HAVE A BEAUTIFUL MAUSOLEUM Magnificent 'Burying* Place to Replace Crema tories and Graveyards; $1 75,000 Structure to Be Built of California Materials One of the principal building opera- i tions recently entered upon in San | Francisco is a turning of the tables on j the builder's phrase—build for future • generations. In this instance it is a] future home for the present genera tion that is being built —a mausoleum that will give to San Francisco the credit of having one of the most sub stantial, costly and beautiful mauso leums in the west. Yesterday construction began on the Woodlawn Abbey mausoleum which is to stand in Woodlawn as the most mod ern of substitutes for the cemeteries whit h are now coming Into prominence as things unwisely done by the past generations because of the effect those within the city limits are having upon realty values in their respective neigh borhoods. Woodlawn Abbey, being built by the Modern Mausoleum company of San Francisco. Is to be a $175,000 structure made almost entirely of California ma terials. Tt will be known as the West minster abbey of California, and will fulfill quite the same purpose as the magnificent tomb in London. The movement for the erection of a mausoleum here was inspired by the fast growing sentiment antagonistic to the graveyard. Virtually all the pro gressive cities of the east have adopted the mausoleum idea, and the fruits of their experiences are to be gathered into one idea in the abbey to be erected here. The structure Is of special design and presents a most artistic appearance. The foundation and superstructure is one monolithic mass of reinforced con crete. The outer walls are faced with BIG PEAR CROP AT WEST SACRAMENTO Thirty - Five Carloads of Bartletts Shipped by One Grower; East Benefits SACRAMENTO. July 25.—Hayward Reed, a well known pear grower of West Sacramento, says the great bulk of the Bartlett pear crop Is now ready for picking and this week an army of men will be put to work both at Rose orchard and at the New England or chard In Tuba county. To date Reed has shipped about 35 carloads of pears to eastern markets. So far the prices have been very satis factory. Ten cars of his fruit are to be sold tomorrow in various eastern markets. Four cars will be sold in New York, two in Boston, two in Chi cago and the other two in other cities. This will be a total of 50.000 boxes of West Sacramento pears owned by one grower that will be put tipon the mar ket in one day. The bulk of the Reed crop to be picked this week will go to local tan neries. Further shipments to eastern markets will depend entirely upon the prices that the fruit brings. If the market shows a tendency to slump, shipments will be stopped, while on the other hand cars will go forward as long as the price eontintus good. The north wind about 10 days ago did considerable damage to pears at the New England orchard near Marys ville. It blew about 100 tons of fruit off the trees. This represented a cash loss to the grower of between $4,000 and $6,000, based on the prices that the fruit is bringing this year. SALES BY D. COFFIN & CO. I. Coffin & Co. find inereaaes in salos and renting .fully 25 per cent more than a year ago and report the following sales closed: I«ot 2.1. block A, Ashbury park. Seller. Slme-ns- Fmit Brick company: buyer, T. Glbaaa. Terms prlTate. Lei *, Ashbury park. Seller. Mrs. HanjiHh Floyd- buyer. C. H. Workman. Price. $l.t>oo. S»w bouse on Int 3. block A, Ashbury park. Seller. T. Gibson; buyer, C H. Workman. Price. $0,750. Ix>t and improvements. 430* Nineteenth street. Seller. Bessie Lee; buyer, Robert Caley. Terms private. Lot and improvements, 28 Carson street. Sell er Mr. Pallard; buyer, E. S. Mackins. Terms private. I.ot In south line of Nineteenth street. 210 feet east of B-olores; 25 by 114 feet. Buyer. I>. T'emattei: seller. Julia E. Stettin. Price. 52.900. and improvements at 12*0 Sanchez street. Seller. Mrs. E. Rooney; buyer, I). Dineen. Terms private. Let In north lice of Duncan street. 125 feet west of Guerrero; 25 by 114 feet. Seller, Kate Marron; buyer. Jack Goldman. Price. $1,800. New cottage In Twenty-sixth street. 135 feet east of Noe: lot 25 by 114 feet. Seller, 11. Button; buyer. Esther Olson. Price. $4,950. lot and improvements at 128 London, street. Seller, J. Woolfrey; buyer, F. W. Muller. Price. $1,050. D. Coffin & Co., in conjunction with Edwards, Brewster & Clover, are pre paring to sell Ashbury park at the head of Market street and foot of Twin peaks, having a splendid view of the city. They Intend to erect 27 homes at prices within the reach of all. Special • ■ IRRIGATED FARMS mm ,^ll Rich &Co. a hard stone finish. There is not a square inch of wood in entire build ing. Built low. it possesses that rugged architecture which will withstand the centuries, as well as that first mauso leum, the tomb of Kino; Mausolus erected many centuries before Christ. The entrances to the building are of solid bronze. The interior is finished in highly polished marble, blended in deli cate shadings which lend an air of gentle dignity as a fit resting place for the dead. Extending out from each crypt is a marble ledge for the recep tion of floral tributes. Tha floor is of marble terrazo. In the center or ro tunda of the building is a beautiful chapel, with a quaint marble pulpit, so that funeral services may be held at the mausoleum. Here the services may be conducted amid most appropri ate surroundings, as well, and if de sired exclusively, as though it were in the home. There are a number of private sec tions in the building, and for families who desire privacy rooms have been provided which furnish all of the ad vantages of a private mausoleum at much less expense. The crypts will cost from $255 each to $355, which is less than the cost of the average funeral when cemetery up keep is included. The mausoleum will l«e supported by a perpetual endowment fund. The crypts furnish rooms for 1,000 bodies. The officers of the company are: G. W. Surface, president; A. L Hans come, vice president and secretary. E. C. Hammond and H. .1. Harrison, with the officers, are the directors. O. S. Cunning is chief engineer and F. L. Meyer is sales manager. PATTERSON FARMS PROVE PROFITABLE 19*000 Acre Ranch Trans- formed Into Thriving Community One of the best developed and most rapidly growing colonies in California is Patterson Irrigated Farms, located at Patterson, Stanislaus county. This was formerly the Rancho del Puerto, con sisting of 19,000 acres, capable of rais ing crops of wheat and barley by the old method of dry farming. But by the genius and foresight of Mr. T. W. Pat terson of Fresno this vast tract has been subdivided into many 10 and 20 acre farms, roads laid out and graded, a town platted, and an irrigation sys tem Installed. About 13,000 acres of this land already have been sold to bona fide settlers—not speculators— and some 2,000 people now are living on the colony or in the beautiful little city of Patterson. Where but three years ago there were only fields of stubble there are today hundreds of beautiful farmhouses and barns, or chards of peaches, oranges, apricots, figs and English walnuts, thousands of OF THE MAIIUARD PAN Sunday, July 27. Sausalito Ferry, 9:15 ». m. SaV*- I'ft ticket* at our oftloe. 50c Hon .m I Tin, OfhVe ifflll IffLJS, w ** n ***** ** e'elock Saturday Hfn each quarter-acre or acre i-.omesites ar» several gigan- jrfjjjajjal ™ at * unsurpassed. Fog unknown. could plan & OFFIf IA 1 OPEMXG DAY, si XDAV, MOl ST 10. iMHT^ ITavsev M. Toy, John i wmr.j., .InHn U. « oleman. ■iHfrnV Suite 20:s. Conmcrrial Bldg.. RB3 Market Street. Ad- ll] IT! THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, SATURDAY, JULY 26, 1913. acres of alfalfa, and hundreds of milk COWS, hogs and poultry. The city of Patterson, with a popu lation of 700, has a bank, three hotels, I two general stores, two hardware stores, three groceries, drug store, theater, telephone system, water sys \%evk electric lights, eight churches, I grammar school and high school. Asa a result of a perfect irrigation j system and ; ?rfect soil farmers of Pat- I terson Irrigated Farms are now bar ■ treating from one and a half to two tons ! <■! alfalfa at a cutting, and cutting from six to eight times a season. Dairy I cows are hringing in from $12 to $15 each every month, and Patterson I shipped in May. 1913, between $4,000 land $.".000 worth of milk and butter fat. MANY LEASES MADE BY SHAINWALD-BUCKBEE CO. Bhainwald, Buckbee & Co.'s leasing department reports having leased for the account of Elizabeth A. Rickard ground floor and basement of her buili ing. which is now being erected in the south line of Bush street between Pow ell and Mason. Lease is for a period of five years at a total rental of $9,000. and has been leased to Herman Et Ba nm. Bha-lnwald, Buckbee & Co. also made the following leases touring the last few weeks: For the account of Alice S. Coleman to WO -11 am Scbmalz & Sons, storrt and basement, at 77 Third street, and also for the account of the same, owner to Both & Blam-hard, more and basement in the same building and fronting in Jessie street. Both these leases are for a period of jears on private termi. For the account of Hulda E. Floodberg we bay* leased to I.elscr Brothers, the ground floor and basement of the building just recently completed by bta owner, situate at 622 Larkin street, for a period of Aye years, at n total reDtal of $3,600. For account of P. Kllnkhammer. they hare leased to Henry Lund & Co.. building at 536-038 Bryant street, on private terms. For the account of the Moody Estate company, they have leased to VVhiUler-Cobuin company, tot la Hooper street between Seventh and F.ighth. 400 feet front by U2 feet deep, for a period of years, on private terms. Also for the account of the same owner, they have leased to C. M. Depew. the building at 432 Irwin street, for a period years, on private terms. For the account of Thomas F. Barman and Adolph Mellitz to Eugene J. Wnntzy. they have leased the store, 512 Ellis street, for a period of three years, on private terms For the account of the Phillips Estate com pany, they have leased to William P. Garvey the easterly half of the second floor of the build ing at the soatheast corner of Second and Mis sion streets, for a period of three years, at the total rental of $2,700. For the eeconat of the Dcjle Batata company, j they have leas'",] to Ray I. Morrell the entire ' three upper Soora of the building nt the southeast \ coiner of Washington and Front streets for a i neriod of fire year*. at tlie total rental of abot.t I $9,000. Pat the account of the Allen Photo Snpply oom ; pany to the Star Furniture company, store prem ises at 242 Market street, for a period of three years, on private terms. RHINE & CO. MAKE MANY IMPORTANT SALES Rhine & Co. have sold for lot sr.xl2n feet and improvements, located in tbe north side of Geary street. 52:6 feet west of Polk. Improve ments consist of a one and a three story brick building, leased to the Pathfinder Automobile company and the Splitdorf Magnet company, at a rental of $."00 a month. The seller is Gustay* Cavchataad the purchaser Charles Weil, a well known capitalist of Mode«to. Rash atreet between Polk street and Van Ness avenue has become an automobile accessory cen ter. Rhine & Co. have sold a lot, 55x120 feet, in the north side of Bush street, 126 feet east of Van Ness avenue to rear street, for $17,000. The sellers being the Metropolis Investment company and the purchaser Benjamin Stcrnhelm. Mr. Sternheim intends erecting a one story brick building covering the whole lot, dividing the stores to suit tenants. Rhine & 00. have sold to Julius Elsenbaeh, the realty operator, for the account of John W. Quinh. a lot 32:6x120 to Fern avenue. In the south side of Bush street. 150 feet east of Van Ness aTenue. for $11,500. Mr. F.isenbach has plans out for a two atory brick building, which he will erect at once. Rhine & Co. have sold the northeast comer of Bush and Monroe streets, 20x6K:>-., feet, for $18,790. The seller being Ellen Muller and the purchaser Mrs. Hattle Grunauer, a successful realty operator. '■'lie northwest corner of McAllister and Rtan van streets has been sold, through the agency of Rhine & Co.. for $6,000. The lot being 82:8 x 160 fcer. Improvements, store and three flats. The seller. Jennie Lyons, and the purchaser. Alice Ttnatlaaja Rhine tt Co. have also sold. foT the account of Agnea Gannon, to K. Murphy, lot In the northerly Hne of Turk street, ijs feet •rest of Turk. 30x112:6, for the sum of $2,.*»00. REPORT ON WATER DISTRICT IS READY Richmond Rapidly Nearing Public Ownership of Com prehensive System RICHMOND. July IS. —Former City- Engineer W. s. Farley will soon have the detailed report and estimates for the Richmond water district ready. Following the issuance of this official report everything will be ready for the bond election. Richmond has gone ahead without delay en its proposition to bring about public ownership of its water system and is further advanced than is any other community in the formation of a water district. The le gal soundness of the procedure under which these districts must be formed has not yet been passed upon finally by the courts, but the best legal ad vice to the Richmond commissioners is that the law i s valid. It is the belief of Engineer Farley at the present time that the new dis trict will be able to furnish plenty of good water at about half the present rates and take care of the bond inter est and sinking fund. Cost of con struction of reservoirs will not be great as compared with similar works elsewhere and the watershed is close to the city. The fact that all the proceedings for the widening of Twenty-third street into an 80 foot thoroughfare its en tire length are proceeding without a hitch or quibbling is an indication of the spirit of development that is rife in Richmond. Many front yards have to be sawed off and business lots cur tailed, but the owners are accepting the damages fixed without question, knowing that the improvement will add greatly to realty values and will most likely result in making Twenty third street the great permanent cross town business street of the city. PHILADELPHIA. July 24—N«w York was ckosen as the next meeting place of the National Eeather and Shoe Find ers' association at the closing business session of the convention of that body here today. Homes Amid Art Gems Sculptured urns and electroliers 1 adorn the main boulevards. High iK^^"^ class surroundings are insured lor \M/ your home in this lovely suburb San Carlos Pai^lf^^ Syndicate M • Monadnock Bldg., San Francisco * & i WOODACRE MEETS POPULAR FAVOR Many Reservations Made by Visitors to New Tract in Marin County Every indication contributes evi dence that Woodacre, the new Marin county subdivision, will meet popular favor with the buying public. Al ready reservations have been made by several purchasers who have visited the tract with the idea of getting a definite understanding of the situa tion. The general appearance of the San Geronimo valley with its forest and streams gives Woodacre a tone of ele gance and refinement which is not found in other San Francisto subur ban districts. iA feature which seems to appeal to those wtio have visited the property is the stability and high character of improvements which are being in stalled by the owners, the Lagunitas Development company. The vast area of their holdings is such as to warrant development along high class lines re gardless of expense. In cutting the streets' through the pine and redwood groves many -detours are made, the century old sentinels towering a cou ple of hundred feet in the air may be spared to live out their natural exis tence. In many cases where the scheme of subdivision works OUt to the best advantage double frontage sites are platted. The advantage of a double frontage home site is of great importance to the home buyer. RICHMOND HILL DISTRICT IS STILL IN DEMAND RICHMOND, July 25.— Tliough much activity is shown in all sections of this energetic and rapidly growing city, the focal point seems to be about San Pablo avenue. It is being realized more fully every day that San Pablo avenue is the most important thor oughfare In Richmond and that that great artery is the connecting link between this city and Its several ad joining sister cities. The hill district just east of San Pablo avenue is being improved for home building from the Berkeley line to Grand Canyon park. This condition has been brought about by the de mands of many of Richmond's pro fessional and business men who have had to leave the city to iind a suit able place for their homes. The im provements being added in this hill section now give Richmond its Pied mont and Claremont —a place where the home builder will be away from the noise, dust and smoke of the city. Excursion Sunday, July 27th^ YOU ARE? INVITED To the beautiful new subdivision of Sonoma Vista, situated In the heart of Sonoma Valley, on Sonoma Creek, adjoining; the famous Boyes Hot Springs. .. Formerly the old Nordwell fruit ranch, now platted into exclu sive country home sites, along the creek, all within three minutes walk of the health-giving mineral baths of Boyes springs. Nature was kind to this location; man found it hard to improve on. more than plat into beautiful villa sites, install electric lights and tele phones, grade and gravel the streets and lay water mains to eacn lot. which we have done for you. In fact, everything is ready ZOT your home; full bearing fruit trees that would take you years to raise, and the big. shady oaks. Now wo invite you to join our excursion Sunday and inspect this exceptional offer. Large home sites, $195 and up: $25 down: $7.50 per month. Round trip, in cluding lunch under the big oaks. $1.00. Boyes Springs mineral water served free on the grounds. Tickets on sale only at our office. Come in, or phone, and let us tell you more about it. Office open Saturday night till 9 o'clock. Excursion Sunday morning 9;lo, bausalito V erry. | HERE'S A FIRM THAT NEVER FEELS A "SLUMP" Dull times have no deterrent effect on the hustling new real estate firm nf Kerner & Eisert. They have en larged their offices at 41 Montgomery street, having bought the lease of an other firm which had occupied part of the arround floor for some years. The constantly and rapidly increas ing business of Kerner & E.scrt has made this move necessary. They also added to their clerical force and their staff of salesmen.