divided into sections so that there will be less inconvenience
to traffic from fires close to Market street.
The Street Cleaning Bureau has begun the work of carin.a;
for Geary street where the Geary street road has been com-
pleted. The street west of Van Xess avenue is being sprinkled
as it was before the building of the city's railway.
FKiHTIX(i AGAIXST THE GREAT WHITE I'L.\GIE.
Cliurc-lifs and IteUÂ»iou.x Societies to Give Spwial .Attention to
i'revention of Tiil)ercul()sis.
INCREASE I.\ SEATTLE'S TAX LEW.
Tlie report of the budget committee of the City Council in
the form of a resolution was adopted and ordered published
by the Council at its last meeting. This amount is the estimate
of the various departments required to meet the public expense
of the city for the ensuing year. The total estimate for
1913. is $6,953,713.50, as compared with $6,774,297.65; the
revenues and surplus for 1913, $3,206,924.09; for 1912,
$3,734,751.48. and the amount to be levied for in 1913 is
$2.746,78Â».41 as against $3,039,645.17 in 1912.
Based on the present valuation of $211,887,076, a rate of
17.64 mills will be necessary to meet the expenses of the city
for 1913. The levy for 1912 was 14.65 mills. The actual
levy is not made until October, by which time the estimate will
probably be reduced to some extent. The increased expense
of 1913 over that of 1912 is due to a great extent to the
taking over of the tuberculosis hospital at Richmond highlands,
new ecfUipment for the police and Are departments, the con-
struction of the municipal railway and the connection of the
main highways -of the cftj' with county roads. â€” Seattle Munici-
*pal NeVB".' " ' -â– - .â€¢ ' ' â– â–
Churches and religious societies to the number of at least
100.000 will be urged to give special attention to the pre-
vention of tuberculosis on Sunday, October 27, or on some
day during the week preceding or the week following that
date. This season has been set apart and designated as the
Third National Tuberculosis Day by the National Association
for the Study and Prevention of Tuberculosis, which makes this
Tuberculosis Day was originally set on April 2Sth, but was
postponed because of a confliction with Conservation Sunday
of the Men and Religion Forward .Movement, which was held
on that date. The observance of Tuberculosis Day in the
fall this year will be utilized by anti-tuberculosis workers not
only for the general education of churchgoers on consumption,
but also for the purpose of interesting them in the sale of Red
Cross Christmas Seals.
Every one of the 600 or more anti-tuberculosis associations
allied with the National Association will be urged to promote
Tuberculosis Day in their respective communities. While last
year over 50,000 churches observed this occasion, it is ex-
pected this year that this number will be doubled. Millions
of circulars and other forms of literature will be distributed.
The support of every religious denomination will be asked
That tuberculosis is a serious problem among church con-
gregations is evidenced by statistics which the National Asso-
ciation gathered last year, which show that 10 per cent of all
deaths among church members are caused by tuberculosis.
Based on these figures and on the mortality statistics of the
census bureau, over 52,000 of the 33,000,000 communicants
in churches in the United States die from tuberculosis every
year. This figure assumes that the death-rate of 1.60 per
1000 population in the registration area applies to all church-
goers, when, as a matter of fact, the rate would probably be
higher. â€” Chicago Health Bulletin.
AMEXnSIEXT TO REORGANIZE CITY 1M).\RUS.
Supervisor Murphy has introduced proposed charter amend-
ments for the purpose of reducing the membership of city
boards so that they would be less cumbersome and with an
uneven number there would be no deadlocks. He proposes
that the Health Board shall be reduced to three members to
consist of two physicians and one layman, each to receive a
salary of $1200 a year and to have full charge of stable permits
and other sanitary matters now handled by the Supervisors.
The new board would relinquish control of the Relief Home
and city hospitals, which would be governed by a new board
of five members serving without pay and appointed by the
Mayor. The other proposed amendments reduce the Police
and Fire Commissions and the Board of Education to three
The proposition to establish a two platoon system in the
F'ire Department will be submitted to the voters in the form
of an amendment to the Charter. A petition containing 45,000
signatures in favor of the proposition has been filed with the
Commissioner D. J. Murray of the Board of Health has
been granted ten days' leave of absence to attend the state
convention of the Federation of Labor, which meets at San
Diego. Supervisor A. J. Gallagher has also been granted one
week's leave of absence to attend the same convention.
Protest has been filed with the Supervisors against the
maintenance of vegetable gardens within the city limits.
DIRECTORY OF CITY OFFICIALS
MAYOR: JAMES ROLPH. JR.
Office â€” City Hall. 1231 Market Street.
EDWARD RAIXEY. Mayor's Secretary.
BO.\Rl) OF SUPERMSOR.S.
Regular Meeting Every Monday at 2 o'clock at
City Hall. 1231 Market Street.
JOHN S. DUNNIGAN, Clerk. City Hall, 1231
Market St.; Room 222.
JOHN W. ROGERS. Chief Assistant.
PAUL BANCROFT. 731 Market St.
GUIDO E. CAGLIERI, 205 Columbus Ave.
ANDREW J. G.^LLAGHER, IIS Oak St.
GEORGE E, G.VLLAGHER, 14S Kearny St.
L\. H. GIANNIXI. Bank of Italy.
J. EMMET HAYDEN. 34 Market St.
FRED L. HILMER 129 Davis St.
OSC.-\R HOCKS. 55S Guerrero St.
THOM.AS JENXNGS 440 Brvant St.
ADOLF KOSHL.XND. 244 California St.
BYRON MAl'ZY. 2505 Stockton St.
WILLI-A.M H. McCarthy-. 156 Second St.
R.XLPH McLER.-VN. 1554 Mo.\llister St.
Cll.ARLES A. MI'RDOCK, 6S Fremont St.
D.XNIEL C. Ml'RPHY. 712 Mutual Bank Bldg.
EDW.\RD L. NOLAN. City Hall, 1231 Market St.
HENRY P.W'OT. 96S Ellis St.
ALEX-\NDER T. VOGELS.\.N'G. 20 Montg'y St.
Electricity â€” McLeran, Giannini, McCarthy. Call
E.\positions â€” McCarthy. Bancroft. Hayden, Jen-
nings, Vogelsang. Call of Chairman.
Finance â€” Jennings McCarthy, Murphv. Friday,
2:30 p. m.
Fire â€” Giannini. Mauzy, McLeran. Thursday, 2
J u d i c i a r y â€” Murphy. McLeran, Vogelsang.
Wednesday. 3:30 p. m.
Lands and Tunnels â€” Mauzy, Bancroft, Andrew
J. Gallagher. Friday, 2 p. m.
Lighting and Rates â€” Nolan. Koshland, Payot.
Thursday, 2 p. m.
Police â€” Hocks. Caglieri. Hilmer, Friday, 3:30
Public Buildings â€” Bancroft, George E. Galla-
gher. McLeran. Tuesday, 2 p. m.
Public Efficiency and Civil Sen-ice â€” Murdock,
Giannini. Andrew J. Gallagher. Murphy.
Payot. First and third Tuesdays at 3 p. m.
Public Healthâ€” Caglieri, Koshland, Pavot.
Wednesday, 10:30 a. m.
Public Utilities â€” Vogelsang. Bancroft. George E.
Gallagher. Mauzy. Murphv. Wednesday, 2 p. m.
Public Welfareâ€” Payot. Hayden. Murdock. Gian-
nini. Andrew J. Gallagher. Second and fourth
Tuesdays at 3 p. m.
IÂ»ublicity and Interurban Relations â€” Hayden,
Hocks. Nolan. Call of Chairman.
Streets and Sewersâ€” George E. Gallagher, Gian-
nini. Nolan. Thursday, 3 p. m.
Supplies â€” Koshland. Hilmer, Murdock. Wednes-
day, 3 p. m.
Telephones and Rates â€” Hilmer, Hayden, Hocks
Call of Chairman.
Water Ser\-ice and Rates â€” Andrew J Gallagher
Caglieri. Mauzy. Call of Chairman.
BO.\RD OF PITBLIC WORKS.
City Hall. 1231 Market Street.
MICHAEL CASEY. President. 1777 Fifteenth St
DANIEL G. ERASER. 6 Octavia St
C. S. LAUMEISTER. 1600 Lake St.
FREDERICK J. CHURCHILL. Secretary.
Meetings Wednesday. 1:30 p. m.: Monday and
Friday. 10 a. m.
BUREAU OF ENGINEERING.
M. M. O'SHAUGHNTSSSY, City Engineer, City
Hall. 1231 Market St.
BUREAU OF ARCHITECTURE
City Hall. 1231 Market St.
BUREAU OF STREETS.
ANDREW J. DONOVAN, Chief Deputy Citv
Hall. 1231 Market St. i . .
SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC BUILDINGS
T. A. REARDON. McAllister St. and Citv Hali
BUREAU OF BUILDING INSPECTION
J. P. HORGAN. Chief Inspector, City Hall. 1231
STREET REPAIRS, ETC.
DAVID J. McCOT, Superintendent. Eleventh
and Bryant Sts.
JOSEPH LINEHAN. Superintendent, office â€¢'744
PETER J. OWEN, Superintendent. Eleventh
and Bryant Sts.
GEARY STREET MUNICIPAL RAILROAD.
OfKce. cor. Geary and Josephine Sts.
THOMAS A. CASHIN. Superintendent.
?.'"'''~;\"'^ Pound. Sixteenth and Alabama Sts.
MATTHEW McCURRIE. Secretary.
SAX FRAXCISCO JITXICIPAL BAXD.
JOHN A. KEOGH, Director. Room 401, City
BO.iRD OF FIRE CO)DUSSIOXERS,
Meets Friday, S a. m.. City Hall, 1231 Market
HENRY U. BRANDENSTEIN, President, Mills
JAMES E. DILLON. 167 Lexington Ave.
WILLIAM H. HAMMER. 310 Clav St.
El-GENE E. PF.A.EFFLE. 45 Guerrero St.
FRANK KENNEDY", Secretary, City Hall 1231
THOS. R. MURPHY, Chief Engineer, City Hall,
1231 Market St.; office hours, 10:30 to 12
CHARLES tOWE. Fire Marshal, City Hall,
1231 Market St.; in office 8 and 9 a. m. and 12
to 2 p. m.
BOARD OF POLICE COJOHSSIOXERS.
Office â€” Hall of Justice. Kearny and Washington
Sts. Regular meetings. Thursday at 2 p. m.
JESSE B. COOK. President, Savings Union Bank
of San Francisco.
ALEXANDER L. OGRADT, Merchants National
JAMES WOODS. St. Francis Hotel.
THEODCtRE J. ROCHE. Humboldt Bank Bldg
CHARLES F. SKELLY. Secretary.
D. A. WHITE. Chief of Police.
The Boards of Fire Commissioners and Police
Commissioners have the management of the
DEPARTMEXT OF ELECTRICITY.
WILLI.\M J. NIXON. Chief Electrician. 55 Ful-
DEP.\RTMEXT OF ELECTIOXS.
McAllister Street, opposite Hvde.
GEORGE UHL. President. 717 Market St.
THOS. V. CATOR. 3693 Twentv-third St
JOHN P. HARE. 1349 Folsom St.
CHARLES L. QUEEN 533 Ashburv St.
WnLLI.\M McDEVITT. 1004 Fillmore SL
J. H. ZEMANSKT. Registrar.
Meetings held at the cail of the President.
CniL SERAICE COSOIISSIOXERS.
City Hall. 1231 Market Street; Room 340.
E. A. WALCOTT. President. Commonwealth
Club. 153 Kearnv St.
H.ARRY E. MICH.4EL. French Savings Bank.
B. B. ROSENTH.\L. 1522 Webster St.
J.\.MES J. IVLAHER. Chief E.xaminer and Secre-
tary. 106 Chattanooga St.
Meets Monday and Thursday, at 7:30 p. m.
E. R. ZION. Director. Room 344. City Hall.
DEPART.^IEXT OF PUBLIC HEALTH.
Main Office. 10S5 Mission St., near Seventh.
ARTHl-R H. BARENDT, Attorney at Law,
President Mills Bldg.
DR. A. P. OBRIEN. 126 Post St.
GUY- E. MANNI.VG. M. D.. 391 Sutter St.
GEORGE B. SOMERS. M. D.. Lane Hospital.
ARTHUR M. SHARP. 2730 Vallejo St.
FRANK J. KLIMM, 221 Oak Si.
DENNIS J. MURRAY. 2774 Brvant St.
R. G. BRODERICK. M. D., Health Officer, 1211
WaLLIAM C. HASSLER. M. D.. Chief Sanitary
Inspector. 323 Gearv St.
ED M. COFFEY, Chief Clerk and Statistician,
53 Portola St.
C. M. WOLLENBERG. Superintendent Relief
Home for Aged and Infirm and temporarily
Supermtendent of City and County Hospital.
ALANSON WEEKS. M. D.. Chief Surgeon
A. A. O'NEILL. M. D.. Visiting Physician. Iso-
HERBERT GUNN. M. D.. Citv Physician, 240
Regular meeting of Board, second Tuesday of
each month immediately following special meet-
ing. Special meeting every Tuesday at 4 p. m.
for hearing of condemnation cases.
Office. Golden Gate Park Lodge.
WILLIAM H. METSON. President of Board.
CURTIS H. LINDLEY. Mills Bldg.
EARL M. CUMMINGS 3944 Clay St.
WILLL\M H. BEMISS. 200 Guerrero St.
A. B. SPRECKELS. California and Davis Sts.
JAMES DE SUCCA. Secretary.
JOHN McLAREN. Sup't Golden Gate Park.
REV. D. O. CROWLEY. Pres't. 720 Church St.
JOHN McLaren, park Lodge. Golden G. Park.
TIMOTHT A. REL\RDON. 671 Fulton St.
M.ARSHALL HALE. 26 Presidio Terrace
A. A. D'.\NCON.\. Parnassus, bet. 1st and 2d
MRS. M. S. H.AY-W.ARD. 2121 Buchanan St.
MISS AGNES G. REGAN, 2039 Ellis St.
JOSEPH R. HICKET. Secretary. Room 633
Meets Thursday, at 3 p. m.. in City Hall.
BO.UID OF CEXSORSHIP.
Room 63S. Citv Hall.
J. F. WEBSTER. 125 Sutter St.
PETER PESHON. Police Department.
E. M. HECHT. Kohl Bldg.
MARY" .\SHE MILLER, 1595 Clay St.
W. P. WOBBER. 1325 Sixth Ave.
BOARD OF EDUCATIOX.
City Hall, 1231 Market Street.
A. A. D'ANCONA. President, Parnassus Ave.,
between First and Second Aves.
JAMES E. POWER, 2361 Brvant St.
MISS S.A.LLIE J. JONES, 1322 Masonic Ave.
MRS. MARY W. KINCAID, 2901 Pacific Ave.
ALFRED RONCOVIERI. Superintendent of
Schools (ex-officio. without right to vote), resi-
dence 2430 Vallejo St.
MELVIN G. DODGE. Secretary. 1515 Lake St.
Regular meeting day. Wednesday, 2 p. m.
Regular meetings as a High School Board held
on last Wednesday of each month.
Pl^BLIC LIBR.VRV TRUSTEES.
MAX C. SLOSS, President, 349S Clav St
CHARLES H. BENTLEY. 120 California St.
WASHINGTON DOIX3E. Citv Hall. 1231 Market.
R. B. HALE. Market and Sixth Sts.
R. C. HARRISON, 199S Vallejo St.
SHELDON G. KELLOGG. Crocker Bldg.
JOSEPH O'CONNOR. 335 Pine St.
JAMES D. PHELAN, Mutual Sav. Bank Bldg.
EDWARD R. TAYLOR. 2326 California St
JOHN H. WISE. 2160 Steiner St
EUSTACE CULLINAN. Phelan Bldg.
GEO. A. MULLIN, Secretary, 2520 Octavia St
Trustees meet first Tuesday ot each month in
Library, Hayes and Franklin Sts.
CITY ANT) COUXTY" OFFICERS.
Auditorâ€” THOMAS F. BOYLE. McAllister St.,
Treasurerâ€” JOHN E. McDOUGALD, McAllister
St.. opposite Hyde.
Assessorâ€” JOHN GINTY, City Hall, 1231 Mar-
Tax Collectorâ€” J. O. LOW, City Hall, 1231 Mar-
Coronerâ€” DR. T. B. W. LELAND. 363 Fell St
Recorderâ€” EDMOND GODCHAUX, Hall of Rec-
City Attorneyâ€” PERCY V. LONG. City Hall,
1231 Market St.
District Attorneyâ€” CHARLES M. FICKERT,
Hall of Justice. Kearny and Washington Sts.
Public Administratorâ€” M. J. HYNES, 853 Phe-
County Clerkâ€” H. I. MULCRE\T. Citv Hall,
1231 Market St. (Criminal Department in Hall
Sheriff- FRED EGGERS, McAllister St and City
THOM.\S S. MUL^-EY. Secretary to Judges.
Civil Departments â€” Citv Hall
Dept. 10â€” THOS. F. GRA.H.\M, Presiding Judge.
Dept. 7â€” E. P. MOG.\N. Judge, Room 508.
Dept 1â€” J. M. SEAWELL. Judge, Room 523.
Dept 2â€” F. J. MURASKY. Judge. Room 514.
Dept. 3â€” JAMES M. TROUTT. Judge, Room 507.
Dept. 4 â€” J. J. V.\N XOSTRAND, Judge, Rm. 518
Dept. 5â€” JOHN HUNT. Judge. Room 503.
Dept. Sâ€” G. A. STURTEV.\NT. Judge, Rm. 60L
Dept. 9â€” J. V. COFFEY. Judge. Room 529.
Extra Session 1 â€” Room 606.
Extra Session 2 â€” Room 525.
Extra Session 3 â€” Room 325.
Extra Session 4 â€” Room 333.
Criminal Departments â€” Hall of Justice, Kearny
and Washington Streets.
Dept 6â€” FR.\NK H. DUN"NE, Judge.
Dept. 11â€” W. P. LAWLOR. Judge.
Dept. 12â€” GEO H. CABANNIS. Judge.
FTIANK J. MUR.\SKY. Judge.
JX-^-ENILE COURT, 2344 Sutter St
J. C. ASTREDO. Chief Probation Officer, Deten-
tion Home. 2344 Sutter St.
MRS. EDW.\RD L. B.AXDWIN, Chairman, 901
Buena Vista Ave.
J.\MES R. PRIXGLE. Merchants' Exch. Bldg.
REV. D. O. CROWLEY. 720 Church St
MISS McKINSTRY. 2988 Pacific Ave.
JESSE W. LILIENTHAL. Flood Bldg.
E. W. NEWHALL. 260 California St
R. E. QUEEN, Sixteenth and Church Sts.
Courtrooms in City Hall. 1231 Market Street.
JAMES G. CONL.\N. Presiding Judge Rm. 431.
BERNARD J. FLOOD. Judge. Room 421.
A. B. TRE.ADWELL. Judge. Room 417.
-\. T. B.ARNETT. Judge. Room 418.
CH.\S. E. A. CREIGHTON. Judge. Room 423.
ROBT. W. DENNIS. Justices' Clerk. Room 435.
Courtrooms in Hall of Justice. Kearny and
Dept 1â€” CH.4.RLES L. WALLER. Judge.
Dept. 2â€” JOHN J. SULLIV.A.N. Judge.
Dept. 3â€” EDWARD P. SHORT.AJlyL, Judge.
Dept. 4â€” D.ANIEL C. DEAST, Judge.
Fourth Floor, Room 425. City Hall, 1231 Mar-
JAMES H. DEERING, Librarian.
SAN FRANCISCO, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10, 1912,
Supervisors Insist That United Railroads Must Meet Their Terms
The Supervisors, at their weekly meeting last Monday, re-
affirmed the stand previously taken by tliem in the controversy
with the United Railroads over the use of lower Market street
for railway purposes. On Saturday last, the United Railroads
sent a letter to the Supervisors accepting some of the terms
of settlement proposed by the city and suggesting the modifi-
r;ition of others.
After brief discussion of the company's letter, the Board
nierred the matter to the City Attorney with the request that
he draft an agreement containing all of the terms in the city's
original proposition of settlement and submit it to the Super-
visors for approval before its submission to the United Rail-
Protest Aiiiiinst Oriental School Site.
A delegation of property owners appeared before the Board
to protest against the proposed erection of the new Oriental
School on a lot recently purchased on Washington street, be-
tween Stockton and Powell streets. It was argued that to lo-
cate the school at that point would tend to extend Chinatown
west of Stockton street and damage property in the block
between Stockton and Powell streets.
The complainants were referred to the Board of Education,
which has control of school buildings and property.
i'ilii Hall and Civic Center Bonds Sold.
City Hall and Civic Center bonds, the par value of which
with accrued interest amounted to $308,000, were sold to the
Bank of California for $329,936.60, thus netting the city a
premium of $21,936.60.
Hoiid Projects to Be Submitted to People.
An ordinance prei)aratory to the calling of a special election
at which four bond propositions will be submitted to the
people w;is passed to print. The bond issues to be presented
relate to purchase of the Sutro properties for park purposes,
I he purchase of lands for a park near the summit of Twin
Peaks, the building of an aquatic park at North Beach and the
raising of additional funds with which to complete the San
Francisco Hospital and the County .Jail.
City to Take Part in Leipsie TrndfS ICrposition
A resolution was adopted authorizing the exposition com-
mittee of the Board to prepare a municpal exhibit for the In-
ternational Building Trades Exposition to be held next year in
Leipsie, The exhibit win consist chiefly of photographs and
architectural and engineering drawings in the possession of
FUigs to Be Displayed on -Liberty Bell Day".
A resolution was adopted directing that the American flag
be displayed on all public buildings and schools on Friday next,
which has been designated by the Board of Hducation "Liberty
Bell Day"; also requesting all citizens to do likewise. The
school pupils will on that day sign and forward a petition to
the Jlayor and City Council of Philade!T)hia, asking that they
permit the Liberty Bell to be transferred to this city for ex-
hibition at the Panama-Pacific International Kxposition in Ifil.'j.
Ordinances Finally Passed.
Providing for the full acceptance of Dunc;in rstreet, from
the westerly line of Guerrero street to the easterly line of
San Jose avenue.
Ordering certain street work on Thirty-eighth avenue, be-
tween Lincoln Way and Irving street, Bernal avenue, between
Coso and Shotwell streets, Precita avenue, between Florida
and Alabama streets, crossing of Army and Noe streets, Col-
lingwood street from southerly line of Twentieth street to point
222 feet 6 inches southerly therefrom, crossing of Woolsey
and Goettingen streets, and on Ratteck street from the south-
erly line of Bosworth street southwesterly 190 feet.
SAVS CITY HAS XO TITLE TO ISLAIS CREEK LANDS.
That the City and County of San Francisco has no title to
the lands embraced within the lines of Islais Creek channel
from a point beginning, approximately, at Fourth avenue
South, to a point distant southwesterly from Eleventh avenue
South, nor to any portion of Islais Creek located within the
boundaries of the Rancho Rincon de las Salinas y Potrero
Viejo, the same being in private ownership, is declared by
City Attorney Percy V. Long in an opinion to the Assessor,
who asked that attention be given to the claim of the South-
ern Pacific Company to certain streets within that area, and
the action of that corporation to establish its title thereto
under the McEnerney Act.
City Attorney Long reviews the history of the Rancho Rin-
con de las Salinas y Potrero Viejo from its grant by the Mexi-
can Government on October 10, 1S39, to Jose Cornelo Bernal,
and patent to Bernal from the Federal Government, December
1, 1S57, and finds that the rancho was excepted from the grant
of pueblo lands by the Federal Government to the City and
County of San Francisco of June 20, 1884, and has always
been in private ownership; and that the claim of the Southern
Pacific Company is valid.
NEW STABLE ORDINANCE VNDER CONSIDERATION.
The Public Health Committee of the Board of Supervisors
has under consideration a new stable ordinance which it is
believed will remedy the defects found in the old ordinance
by the courts. It provides for the Issuance of permits which
may, in the discretion of the Board, be revoked or suspended
upon proper showing being made that any stable within the
city and county limits is detrimental to the public health or
OLD PAVILIOX LOT XOW PROPERTY OF CITY.
Hayes and Larkiu Streets Land is Bought From Jlechanics
Institute for Site for Big Auditoi-ium.
Mayor Rolph on Tuesday handed Rudolph J. Taussig, presi-
dent of the Mechanics' Institute, a demand for $701,437.08
in payment for the block bounded by Hayes. Larkin, Polk
and Grove streets, which is to be used for the erection of
The ceremony of turning over the property to the city
was held in the office of Auditor Thomas F. Boyle in the old
City Hall on -McAllister street. Representatives of the city,
of banking institutions, of the Mechanics' Institute and other
organizations witnessed the transfer.
W. D. Newhouse was present to receive the sum of |31S,-
835.04 in payment of a mortgage held against the property
by the German Savings Bank.
The warrant for $701,437.08 was signed by Mayor Rolph
in the presence of the officials, after which the entire party
crossed the hail to the Treasurer's office, where city bonds
valued at $308,000 was taken by the Mechanics' Institute.
The property that went into the hands of the city Tuesday
was bought in December, 1880, from Archbishop J. S. Ale-
many, who was then head of the Roman Catholic Church of
this city, for $17.5.000. This purchase was made in the face
of considerable opposition from members of the Mechanics'
Institute, who did not think the purchase advisable.
At that time the Institute owned the Mechanics' Pavilion,
which it had built on leased land at the southeast corner of
Eighth and Market streets, running to Mission street, where
they had been holding the Mechanics' Fairs, which were the
great annual events at that time in this city. This build-
ing was torn down and a large part of the material used in
constructing the new pavilion which was built on the newly
The new pavilion was opened by the Mechanics' Fair of
1882, and remained on the land until it burned down in the
fire of 1906.
DATE SET FOR HEARING PETITION'S.
The following applications for permits w-ill be considered
by the Police Commissioners at a meeting to be held Monday,
October 14, at 7:30 p. m.:
Restaurant (to remove) â€” Felix B. Galindo, from 139 Eillis
street to 171 O'Farrell street.
Saloon (to purchase and remove) â€” James J. Finn, to pur-
chase of Daniel Regan, northwest corner Eighth and Folsom
streets, and remove to northeast Taylor and Geary streets.
WEEKLY' REPORT OF STREET CLEAXIXG DEPART.MEX'T.
During the week ended September 28, the street cleaning de-
partment of the Board of Public Works swept 10.730,038
square yards of pavement by hand and 1.204.550 by machine.
In addition 7,135,222 square yards were sprinkled and 1038
loads of dirt removed from the streets. The department ex-
penses amounted to $6,385.84, of which amount $3,704.59 was
for wages and $2,681.25 for team hire.
POLICE CO>LMISSIOX APPOIXTS SPECIAL OFFICERS.
Policeman Thomas E. Gorman was acquitted by the Police