In several bundles were sets of false teeth, in others pawn
tickets and in one a meal ticket.
TO ORGANIZE CIVIL SERVICE REFORM LEAGUE.
A meeting of the friends ot the merit civil service system
was held in the meeting room of the Civil Service Commis-
sion in the City Hall on Friday evening, October 19, for the
purpose of or.sranizing a Civil Service Reform League for
Northern California. Ur. Edward Robeson Taylor, former
mayor of San Francisco, called the meeting to order and re-
quested E. A. Walcott, President of the San Francisco Civil
Service Commission, to state the purposes of the organiza-
tion. Mr. Walcott explained that the friends of the merit
civil service system in Los Angeles have organized a State
civil service reform league, with the purpose of drafting a
State civil service law and pressing it upon the coming Legisla-
ture and that it is very desirable that the friends of this
policy in Northern California should organize to cooperate
in this purpose, and to assist in strengthening the safeguards
ot the civil service system in the cities against the pressure
Temporary organization was then perfected by the selec-
tion of Dr. Taylor as temporary president and James J.
Maher as temporary secretary.
The following committee of seven was then appointed to
prepare for permanent organization; Earl A. Walcott, Presi-
dent San Francisco Civil Service Commission. Dr. Erward
Robeson Taylor, former Mayor of San Francisco, Edward F.
Moran, Ex-President San Francisco Civil Service Commission,
Sheldon G. Kellogg, Ex-President San Francisco Civil Service
Commission, George Lull, .Assistant City .\ttorney of San
Francisco, Mrs. E. S. Karns, California Club, Dr. Carrie G.
Haskell, Burlingame Club.
REPORT OF STREET CLEANING DEPARTMENT.
Superintendent Owen reports the following work done by
the street cleaning department, from October 19 to October
25, inclusive: hand sweeping, 9,630,560 square yards, ma-
chine sweeping, 722,800 square yards; sprinkling, 5,247,000
square yards, flushing, 141,250 square yards, washing, 360,-
700 square yards; loads of dirt removed from streets, 851.
An average of 155 sweepers was employed each day. The
expense of the department amounted to $5,896.34, of which
sum $2211.62 was for team hire and $3,684.72 for wages.
B published every Thursday by the Board of Supervisors of the City
»nd County of San PYancisco at City Hall. 1231 Market street, for the
purpose of furnishing information concerning public municipal im-
provements and the work of the several municipal departments.
Copies can be obtained at the various department headquarters, or
a copy will be mailed to any person who will furnish his address to
J. S. Dunnigan, Clerk of the Board of Super\-isors, City Hall. 1231
Uarket street. San Francisco, CaJ.
All matter intended for publication should be received not later
than Tuesday noon.
The Recorder Press
28 Montgomery St.
MORE 31 ILJJIXGS ARE ORDERED DESTROVED.
Board of Health Condemns Insanitary Structures Standing in
Various Sections of the City.
At a meeting of the Board of Health held on October 29,
the following premises were condemned: 340 Tenth street,
granted 60 days to tear down and destroy; 344-46 Tenth
street, granted 60 days to tear down and destroy; 35-37
Juniper street, granted 90 days to comply with requirements
of the Board of Health; 551-57 Lombard street, granted 6
months to comply with requirements of the Board; S. W. cor-
ner Geary and Laguna, granted 60 days in which to comply
with the requirements of the Board of Health; 14 2 5-25%
Laguua street, granted 60 days to comply with requirements
of the Board of Health.
The following cases were set for hearing on November 6:
S. AV. corner of First and Minna streets, 9 Minna street, 523-
35 Second street, 527 Second street, 519 Third street, 701-3-
5-7-911 Third street and 181 Townsend street, X. E. corner
of Firth and Folsom streets.
Births registered for week ending October 27, 114; deaths
registered for week ending October 27, 141.
The following cases of communicable diseases were reported
during the week ending October 26: Diphtheria S, mumps
33, pneumonia 2, scarlet fever 3, smallpox 1, tuberculosis 9,
typhoid fever 7, chickenpox IS, erysipelas 1. poliomyelitis 1,
uncinariasis (hookworm) 12, amebiasis 1, malaria 2, rabies
The following arrests were made: Hans Rasmussen, res-
taurant, 1426 Polk street, milk; Peter Loustalot, milkman,
654 Fulton street, milk; Martin Quinlan. attorney, 1301 Guer-
rero street, plumbing; Joseph F. Rose, dairyman. Newark,
milk; Frank Seamas, dairyman, 763 McAllister street, milk.
CONCERT NEXT SUNT)AY AT BAUJOA PARK.
The municipal band, John A. Keogh, director, will give a
concert next Sunday afternoon, November 3, at 2 o'clock in
Balboa Park, San Jose and Ocean avenues. Following is the
"The Star Spangled Banner."
1. March— "The Enterpriser" J. Bodewalt Lampe
2. Waltz— "II Bacio" (The Kiss) Luigi Arditi
3. Overture — "Beriin as It Laughs and Cries" A. Conradi
4. Solo for Cornet — "Serenade" Franz Schubert
5. Grand Selection— "The Masked Ball" G. Verdi
B. Polka— "The Sleigh" Louis A. JuUien
7. Descriptive — "The Voyage of Columbus" A. Herman
Synopsis: Fanfare announcing the Majesty of Spain-
Torchlight Dance — The Sorrows of Departure — Fealty to
the Flag — Parting Salute — The Anchors Weighed — On the
Vast Abaters — Merriment of the Sailors — Storm — The
Storm Abates — Prayer — yuietness^Dullness — Melancholy —
Mutiny ot the Crew — Voice of Columbus Quells the Dis-
turbance — Land Ho! — Birds Greet the Ships — Joy at Cast-
ing Anchor — Salute of Cannon — "Hail, Columbia."
S. Dance — "Russian Cossacks" Jos. IjOW
a. Airs from — "The Girl Question" How-ai-d
10. Galop — "Champagne" Hans C. Lumbye
Next concert of the municipal band will be on Sunday, No-
vember 10, at the dedication of Coso Park, Mission street and
>LVTTERS BEFORE LAND AND TUNNELS COJDIITTEE.
Miss Katherine Hittell and other members of the Outdoor
League, appeared before the Land and Tunnels Committee at
its last meeting to advocate a bond issue for the purpose of
securing lands adjacent to Telegraph Hill, for park purposes.
They were informed that it would be impossible to incor-
porate the request in the coming bond issue, but that some-
thing might be done after the first of the year, when it is pro-
posed to hold another bond election for a number of projects.
City Engineer O'Shaughnessy informed the committee that the
plans for the Twin Peaks Tunnel would be ready whenever
desired by the committee and would be furnished in units, so
that there would be no delay in the award of contracts for the
construction ot the bore.
FOR.MER FIRE COSOIISSION'ER APPEALS TO COURTS.
Jolin Donohoe Asks for Review of Proceedings on Which His
Removal from Office Was Based.
John Donohoe, deposed Fire Commissioner, secured an
alternative writ of review on Tuesday from Superior Judge
Seawell directed against Mayor Rolph. The writ is returnable
November S next, when the Mayor will have to show cause why
all the proceedings of the hearings wfiich resulted in Donohoe's
dismissal should not be reviewed in the Superior Court and why
the order of removal shoula not be annulled.
Donohoe alleges that the Mayor had no jurisdiction to
remove him. He was dismissed on charges preferred by Fred-
erick J. Churchill, secretary of the Board of Works.
Donohoe avers at the hearings he was questioned and ex-
amined on matters which were not contained in the written
charges served on him.
Donohoe's term of office would have expired January 1,
1912. He was dismissed by the Mayor en September 20 last.
>IUST BE CAREFUL AVHEN JLiRIUNG BALLOT.
Per«on.s A\'islung to Vote in Favor of Accepting Carnegie Oflfer
for Librai-y Building Shovild Vote NO.
All persons wishing to vote in favor of accepting the offer
of $750,000 for a public library building made by Andrew-
Carnegie, must vote NO, when marking their ballots at the
general election to be held next Tuesday, November 5. The
proposition is the last one on the ballot and appears under
the caption "Proposed Declaration of Policy". The proposi-
tion as submitted provides for "the rejection of or the refusal
to accept or use any gift or donation from .-Vndrew Carnegie
for library or other public purpos-es". It will be seen from
this that unless the vote is recorded NO, it will count in
favor of rejecting the Carnegie offer.
ASPH.\LT TO BE USED IN GUTTER CONSTRUCTION.
Asphalt may supplant basalt blocks for gutter construction
in many streets as the result of a decision reached in respect
to Geary street at Union Square, where the contractors were
instructed to use asphalt instead of cobble stones for the gut-
ter. Gutters of asphalt will also be laid in Market street be-
low Fifth and in other blocks where automobile traffic pre-
MISLEADING STATEiVIElVTS JL4DE TO VOTERS.
IlEI'ORT OF STKKKT KEl'AIR DEPARTMENT.
Supen'isors Reply to Opponents of Pi-oposed Constitutional
Aniendinent Regarding Consolidated Government.
The Publicity Comniittee of the Supervisors has addressed
a copy of the following resolution adopted by the Board, to
the various weekly and daily papers, to the trades and com-
mercial organizations and the central labor councils of the
State, calling attention to the misleading statements being
circulated by those opposed to the proposed constitutional
amendment regarding the formation of consolidated city and
This resolution contains a refutation of every misleading
statement made by the opponents of the measure and gives
a simple, straight forward outline of what can be accomplished
if it is adopted by the people of the State, at the election
RESOLUTION 9771 (NEW SERIES).
Whereas an amendment to tlie Constitution of the State of
California Is to be voted upon Uie 6th day of November, 1912,
by the people of the State, providing for the formation of con-
solidated city and county government; and
Whereas this Board has heretofore passed a resolution
favoring the adoption of the said amendment, and stating the
official attitude of the City and County of San Francisco in
relation thereto, and the reasons why the said amendment
should receive the support of the people of the State of Cali-
Whereas misleading statements are being circulated
throughout the State of California in respect to said amend-
ment, and particularly in respect to the attitude of the City
and County of San Francisco in reference thereto, and par-
ticularly charging the City and County of San Francisco witii
desiring to forcibly annex surrounding territory and to forcibly
saddle upon other communities tlie bonded indebtedness of San
Whereas the said amendment expressly provides "that no
city or town shall become part of such consolidated city and
county unless a majority of the qualified voters of such city
or town voting thereon, at a general or special election, shall
approve such consolldaticm. and .at a subsequent general or
special election shall also adopt a proposed freeholdei's* charter
for such new consolidated city and county, nor shall any city
or town be divided by such consolidation, nor shall any county
be included in or divided by such consolidation unless a major-
ity of the iiuaiifled voters of such entire county voting thereon
at a general or special election shall vote In favor thereof"; and
Whereas said amendment further provides that "provision
shall be made for the payment of all outstanding bonds of such
municipalities respectively by taxes levied only upon property
.issessable therefor and situate at the time of sucli levy within
ihe territory of such municipalities respectively as such terri-
tory existed at the lime of such consolidation": and
Whereas it further appears that in case of such consolida-
tion the charter of such city and county government would pro-
vide for the Issuance and payment of all bonds which might
tliereafler be issued, and no city could become liable tiierefor
unless it voluntarily adopted the charter making it liable for
Huch bonds; and
Wliereas certain territories surrounding San Francisco are
earnestly desiring to consolidate with San Francisco, and there
are now on file in the office of this Bo.ard numerous petitions
for such consolidation from San Mateo County, and the people
of Alameda have at an official election expressed a desire for
such consolidation, and there is no reason why San Francisco
should not have the privilege which every other city in the
Slate enjoys of consolidating with neighboring communities
if such communities desire such consolidaton;
It s hercliy Resolved. That the Board of Supervisors repre-
senting ilip people of the City and County of San Francisco
hereby earnestly request the press, also civic and labor organi-
zations and the people of the State of California to support
and vote for the pn^pnsed ('(mstitutional Amendment which
will give to the people of the City of San Francisco and neigh-
boring cities and towns the right to unify when economic and
civic conditions demonstrate tl;at it is to the best interests of
the whole State of Cali-fornia to so unify In one Greater San
Be it further Resolved, That the Publicity Committee of
this Board distribute to .all organizations and officials through-
out the State of California, to the newspapers and civic
organizations, copies of this resolution and other resolutions
adopted by this Board r)n the subject of this amendment, in
order that the people of the State may correctly understand
the fairness of this amendment .and the attitude of the people
of the City and County of .San Francisco in respect thereof.
JAIVIES ROLPH, JR., Mayor.
BOARD OF SUPER\aSORS OF SAN FRANCISCO,
Superintendent McCoy Files Statement With lioard of Public
Works Sliowinfi; Work Done During Pr<'cedlng Week.
Gfino K. CAOI.IKRI.
ANDREW .1. G.M.l.AGHER,
GEORai; K. gat.t-agher,
A. U. GIANNINI,
.T. kmmi.;t h.wuf.n,
FUKP I,. IIII.MER.
Adopted unanimously by San Francisco Board of Super-
October 21, 1912.
WILLIAM n. McCarthy.
riiARi.i;s A. mi-rdock.
IlANIEL r. MTRPin".
i:iiWARl) L. NOLAN,
ALEXANDER T. VOGEL-
From October 17 to October 23, Inclusive, the following
work w'as done by the street repair department, according to
a report filed with the Board of Public Works by Superintend-
ent McCoy, the cost figures being for labor and teams only:
Eleventh-street yard, office, etc $254.00
Alameda-strcet yard 183.12H
Bridges I and wharves 76.25
Sand pit 18.00
Fifteenth-avenue dump 18.00
Nineteenth-avenue South quarry 153.00
Eighteenth-avenue Quarry South 153.00
Rock cars 77.0614
Asphalt team roving 601.25
Asphalt plant 416.12%
Sq. Ft. Cost.
Asphalt paving— roving 1.519% J78.75
Market street, Powell to Jones 3.25
Merchant street, Kearny to Montgomery. 3,920 111.25
Mason street, Sutter to Post 9.62V4
Otis street. Twelfth to Thirteenth 6,290 108.75
Washington street, Gough to Buchanan. .10.617 239.00
Twenly-tifth St. Howard to Treat Ave... 6,112 197.25
Buchanan street. Post to Bush 5,459 102.68%
Post street, Kearny to Grant avenue 1,210 36.37V4
Scott street, Jackson to Pacific 19.25
Shotwell street 1,412 36.37%
California street. Van Ness Ave. to Polk. 570 12.18%
Kearnv street. Market to California 2,294 65.37%
Golden Gate avenue. Market to Jones 2,301 98.68%
Post street, Buchanan to Laguna 3,697 69.81%
Sq. Ft. Cost.
Basalt paving, roving 1,760 $115.31%
California St., Grant .We. to Stockton... 3,800 201.50
Washington St., Montgomery to Sansome. 500 31.25
Minnesota St.. Mariposa to Eighteentli. . . 3,670 225.25
Howard St., Fremont to First 4.950 212.25
Kentucky St.. Islais Creek to 2nd Avs 4.200 205.75
Tehama St.. First to Second 2,030 126.37%
Kentucky St., Third to Sixteenth 3,770 232.18%
Ringold St., Eighth to Ninth 3,570 205.75
Washington St.. Mason to Taylor 1,725 122.12%
Folsom St., Seventh to Eighth 200 8.87%
Douglass St.. Seventeenth to Eighteenth. 1,800 88.50
Eddy St., Larkin to Polk 3,825 208.81%
Mason St., Post to Sutter 7,241 275.93%
Heron St., east of Eighth 1,144 53.00
Eighth St., Harrison to Bryant 416 29.50
Mason St., O'Farrell to Geary 150 12.18%
Batterv St.. Clay to Merchant 100 8.12%
Eureka St.. Twentieth to Twenty-first 1,950 103.25
Tehama place 1.836 92.75
Commercial St., Drumm to East 2,100 125.43%
Crossing of First and Howard Sts 252 10.75
GRADING AND CURBSETTING.
Grant Ave., Lombard to Greenwich $34.00
Washington St., Montgomery to Sansome 9.00
Eureka St., Twentieth to Twenty-first 103.50
Eighth St.. Howard to Mission 344.75
Spear and Bryant Sts 66.00
Vallejo St. Van Ness Ave. to Gough St 471.12%
Mason St., Sutter to Bush 422.75
Howard St., First to Belle 168.00
Eighth St.. Harrison to Bryant 65.00
Tehama place 12.00
Powell St., Ellis to O'Farrell 4.87%
Ellis St., near Mason 1.62%
ACTIVITY SHOWN IN THE KUIIiDING lilNE.
During the two weeks ended on October 25 the building
inspection bureau of the Board of Public Works issued 243
permits, representing an estimated expenditure of $764,765
for Improvements. The permits were issued as follows: One
class "B" building, $110,000; 12 class "C" buildings, $241,-
790; 95 frame buildings, $332,939; 135 alterations, $80,036.
SUPERVISOR A. J. G.AI>L.\GHER TO GO E.\ST.
Supervisor Andrew J. Gallagher has been granted 60 days
leave of absence from November 6. He will leave on Wednes-
day next for New York to attend the convention of the Amer-
ican Federation of Labor.
ABOLISH CLASS PIXS IX GRASOIAR SCHOOLS.
ROUTINE MATTERS BEFORE BOARD OF EDUCATION,
School Directors Decree That no Flowers, Candy or Other
Gifts Shall Be Piesented on School Premises.
The following circular letter has been addressed by the
Board of Education to the principals and teachers of the
You are respectfully notified that at the last meeting of
the Board of Education the following recommendations, made
by special committee appointed to report upon the matter,
(1) Abolish class pins in grammar schools.
(2) Prohibit all but one social affair for each graduating
class to follow graduation and so conducted that there shall
be positively no assessments.
(3) All grammar graduations shall take place on Thursday
afternoim of the last week of the term.
(4) Urge principals and class teachers to use the last
hours in directing children as to their choice of high or
advanced school or selection of employment.
(5) Graduation exercises shall consist of musical selections
prepared from day to day during the school year and of other
numbers that are the direct outcome of the year's educational
(6) No flowers, candy nor presents of any description shall
be presented on school premises.
(7) No class presents to the school shall be given. Money
shall not be collected at all.
(8) Simple dressing shall be urged.
(9) Any child whj disobeys the direction of the principal
shall be refused his diploma until he shall have called xipon
the president of the Board of Education.
Under instructions recently issued by the Board of Educa-
tion, principals are directed not to receive pupils at their
schools who are not on the day of admission five years and
nine months of age.
PROTEST AGAINST PRIZE FIGHT ARENA.
Property owners living in the vicinity of Eighth and Howard
streets, appeared before the Police Committee at its meeting
last Friday to protest against a prize light being held in the
arena at that place. They were informed that the only relief
which could be afforded would be to have the police present
to see that the crowd outside did not become unruly and de-
stroy the property of adjourning owners in a mad desire to
obtain a vantage point to witness the fights. It was suggested
that after the first of the year, when the time comes to grant
new licenses, some restrictions as to the places where they are
to be held might be insisted upon by the Supervisors.
UNITED RAILROADS WANTS REVOCABLE PERMIT.
Lieutenant Colonel McWilliamsen has requested the Super-
visors in a communication to grant the United Railroads a
revocable permit to build a street railway from Polk and Bay
streets to connect with the line to be constructed by the com-
pany through the Fort Mason military reservation to the gov-
ernment docks. The secretary of war has granted the com-
pany a license to lay the tracks in the reservation and the
military authorities wish the work begun before the heavy
rains set in.
SIGN PRIVATE CONTR.4CT FOR STREET AVORK.
Property owners have signed private contracts for the fol-
Curbing and paving Divisadero street, between Greenwich
and Lombard streets: sewering Lobos street, between Ply-
mouth and Capitol avenue; sewering Farallones street, from
easterly line of Capitol .avenue to a point 400 feet easterly:
sewering Thirty-third avenue, between Geary and Anza
streets: curbing and paving Santa Marina street, between
Gladys and Mission streets.
Secretary Churchill of the Board of Works has informed
the Supervisors of San Mateo County that there is a budget
provision of $75,000 for the improvement of San Bruno roads,
which will connect with one of the main roads of San Mateo
County. City Engineer O'Shaughnessy has been instructed to
forward plans so that when the lower county builds up to
the line, out of its million dollar bond issue for roads, there
will be uniformity where the roads join.
Mission Higli School Auditorium to Be Used for Interscholastic
Debate and Presentation of Play.
At the last regular meeting of the Board of Education the
following leaves of absence were granted: Philip Prior, one
month from October 13; Miss E. T. Ryan, from October 25
to November 25; both of said leaves to be with half-pay,
owing to illness; G. H. Stokes, to beginning of the fall term,
The resignation of Alice M. D'Arcy was accepted, subject
to the provisions of the annuity and retirement fund acts.
The following transfers of teachers were made: Mrs.
Marion E. Hill, to the Spring Valley School, upon her return
from leave of absence; Miss Annie Hinds, from the Haw-
thorne to the Dudley Stone, during leave of the principal;
Miss Marcella Mcllvain, from the Emerson to the Laguna
Honda; Miss A. M. Huntley, from the Irviug M. Scott to the
Hawthorne; Mrs. E. S. Faure, from the Sherman Evening to
the Lincoln Evening School.
Permission was granted for the use of the auditorium of
the Mission High School, on the evening of November 2d, for
the Lowell and San Jose High School interscholastic debate,
and on the evening of November 9th for the presentation of
an invitational play by students of the Humboldt Evening High
Increases in salaries of janitors at the following named
schools were ordered: Denman. $45 to $50; Sunnyside, $50
to $60; Jefferson. $32.50 to $40; Portola (Mr. Reid), $75
Abraham Kaskell. janitor at the John Swett School, was
transferred to the Agassiz, and Martin Foley from the Agassiz
to the John Swett.
George Hammer and Lee Waymire were appointed as as-
sistants in athletics until the opening of the spring term,
1913, at monthly salary of $50 each.
The secretary reported that the sale of five old buildings
on the Sheridan School site had netted $S70.
PETITIONS FILED FOR VARIOUS PERJUTS.
The following applications for permits will be considered
by the Board of Police Commissioners at the meeting to be
held November 4, at 7:30 p. m.:
Saloon, to Remove — Charles Schurman, from northwest
corner Ninth and Folsom streets, to southeast comer
Eighteenth and Sanchez streets.
Saloon, to Purchase and Remove — Melville Lowenfeld. to
purchase of George Fisher, 3126 Fulton street, and remove to
138 Leidesdorff street.
Restaurant, to Purchase and Remove — Pastene & Magendie,
to purchase of James E. Clark. 1051 Mission street, and remove
to 46 Columbus avenue (basement).
Hotel and Bar, to Purchase and Remove — Alexander Pal-
adini, to purchase of George D. Jones. 81 Jackson street, and