ber and have not changed their residence since tnat time are not
required to register for the primary.
Death Rate in London From Scarlet Fever and Diphtheria
Show Steady Decrea.se During Late Years.
The people of London, England, have learned the value
of hospital care for contagious diseases so well that they
have provided hospital beds for approximately 90 per cent of
London is more advanced in this respect than any large
American city and its general death rate â€” the lowest of any
large city in the world â€” has been very materially affected
by its adopted policy towards the acute contagious diseases.
With the increasing hospitalization of scarlet fever and
diphtheria in London there has come steady decreases in
cases and deatlis from these diseases. Here are the figures:
Cases Deaths per 10,000
in07 23,204 629 1.4
I'JOS 20,075 532 1.1
1909 15,717 379 0.8
1910 8,992 215 0.4
Cases Deaths per 10,000
1907 5,785 547 1.7
1908 5.303 509 1.5
1909 4,663 436 1.3
1910 3,929 286 0.9
LECTURE ON "SAN FRANCISCO OF THE EARLY DAYS."
Chai'Ies B. Tiirrill Entertains Large Audience at .Mission High
School Witli Views of Important Events in City's History.
Tuesday evening last at the Mission High School, Charles B.
Turrill delivered an illustrated lecture on "San Francisco of
the Early Days." The slides made from drawings and photo-
graphs dating from 1837 to 1875 were varied and interest-
ing. Among the most remarkable ones were photographs of
the autograph oath taken by members of the Vigilance Com-
mittee and also an autograph subscription list of money to be
used by that committee. Views of Fort Vigilance and the as-
sassination of James King of William were also displayed.
With a rare old print of Mission Dolores the lecturer showed
a portrait of the late Nora Fennell, who, by her personal labors,
secured the money for the restoration of the old Mission Church
a few years before the great fire.
An extensive collection of views of Woodwarc^s Gardens, the
Willows, Uuss Gardens, Hayes Park and Warner's at North
Beach were greatly appreciated by those whose memories of the
old days were vividly recalled by them.
The lecturer explained the difficulty of making a selection
from his extensive collections small enough for a single lecture
and asked all who have souvenirs of the past to allow him to
photograph and make slides of them for lecture purposes.
AUXILIARY WATER SYSTEM IS ABOUT COMPLETED.
The Board of Public Works announced on Wednesday
that the thirtj - one miles of auxiliary water mains and the
reservoirs on Twin Peaks and Clay street hill would be ready
for filling with water on May 1. With the completion of .his
auxiliary water system for fire protection it is believed that
the insurance companies will reduce insurance rates in the
districts covered by the mains.
PROTEST IS MADE AGAINST AWARD OP CONTRACT.
A protest has been filed with the Election Commissioners
against the action of the Board in awarding the contract for
lithographing the maps of the new Assembly Districts to the
Phillips & Van Orden Company. Two other bidders claim that the
firm does not intend to use the stone process called for in the
specifications. The Commissioners will meet next week and con-
sider the protest.
MASX PERHUTS GRANTED BY POLICE COMSHSSIONERS. COUNTY CLERK MULCREVY FILES QUARTERLY REPORT.
Patrolman Stroup is Acquitted of Charge of Inefficiency Pre-
len-ed Against Him By Captain KeUy.
Police Officer Randolph C. Stroup was tried and acquitted
by the Police Commissioners at their meeting on the 4th inst, of
the charge of inefficiency, preferred against him by Captain Kelly.
The following leaves of absence without pay were allowed:
Policeman William G. Brown, fifteen days from September 25;
Edward G. McDonnell, seven days from August 10; John J.
Tillman, one month from July 15; and Alexander Wagner, from
September 1 to October 15.
The appointment of Albert M. Smith as special officer of the
Crocker National Bank was revoked.
Frederick Skillman was refused appointment as special police-
man for the Shanghai Theater at 825 Kearny street.
The following applications for permits were granted:
Annie E. Harold, to remove saloon from 238 East street to
1345 Folsom street.
William Casey, to remove from the southeast corner of
Twentieth and Harrison streets to the northwest corner of
Twenty-first and Alabama streets.
Feli.x McMahon, to remove from the northeast to the north-
west corner of Divisadero and Post streets.
Ravini & McManus, to purchase of Henry Hildebrand,
2950 Twenty-first street, and open restaurant at 140 Colum-
Louis Bergerat, to purchase saloon of Mrs. Eliza Kramm,
957 Mission street, and remove to the northwest corner of
Nineteenth and Lexington avenue.
Lazar Levy, to purchase of William N. Christiansen, south-
east corner of Twenty-fourth and Harrison streets, and open
hotel at 2210 Union street.
Fernando Chiavini, to purchase saloon of James Ravegno,
lis Landers street, and remove to 3278 Buchanan street.
Fautz & Reubold. to purchase saloon of William Beckman,
northeast corner Chestnut and Mason streets, and remove fo
northwest corner of Hyde and North Point streets.
Anna E. Precht, to remove intelligence ofBce from 602 to
624 Clay street.
William A. Corey, to open kinetoscope parlor at 2218
Louis Levin, to remove second-hand store from 106 to 124
Louis Epstein, to open second-hand store at 474 Third
Isaac Brilliant, for permit as auctioneer at the southwest
corner of Third avenue and Clement street.
Moritz Ehrlich was refused permission to open a second-hand
store at 1021 McAllister street, and Arvid Isakson to removve
saloon from southeast corner of Third and Harrison streets, to
southwest comer of Twenty -third street and Treat avenue.
REFUSE TO SIGN CONTRACT FOB GEARY STREET ROAD.
Oakland Firm Carries Proceedings Into Court in Hope of
Pieventing Forfeiture of $25,000.00 Check.
Bates, Borland & Ayer, the Oakland contractors who were
awarded the contract for the completion of the Geary street
railway from Kearny street to Fifth avenue, refused to sign
the contract last Wednesday and sued out an Injunction to
restrain the city from forfeiting a certified check for
$25,000.00 which accompanied their bid. To prevent any
loss of time in completing the road, the Board of Public Works
immediately published a proposal calling for bids next Wed-
nesday for the completion of the work refused by Bates,
Borland & Ayer.
City Attorney Long believes that there will be a decision
favorable to the city when the Injunction proceedings are
heard. He says that the bid presented by the Oakland con-
tractors is legal in every particular and that their failure
to enter into a contract will insure the collection by the city
of the $25,000.00 check given by them as a guarantee of
good faith when they filed their bid.
The Street Cleaning Department has outlined a new sprink-
ling district, including Nineteenth avenue, from Golden Gate
Park to Sloat boulevard; also Clement street and Pt. Lobos
Statement Shows That Receipts Exceeded Expenditures More
Than Twenty-one Thousand Dollars During Period.
County Clerk Mulerevy has prepared the following tabular
statement showing the receipts and disbursements of his office
during January, February and March, the third quarter of the
present fiscal year :
General Dept $3,621.60
Quiet title Dept 1,155.70
Civil Dept 1,350.95
Probate Dept 1,467.60
Naturalization Dept. .. 35.00
Marriage license Dept. 981.50
Police Court. Dept. 1.. 1,715.00
Police Court, Dept 2.. 929.00
Police Court, Dept. 3.. 2,580.00
Police Court, Dept. 4.. 2,179.50
General Dept 641.00
Quiet title Dept 182.00
Civil Dept 310.00
Probate Dept 188.00
Fines and Forfeitures,
Superior Court . . . 50.00
and salaries ...
Excess of receipts .
..$17,386.75 $15,469.95 $15,455.60 $48,312.30
, . 8,883.33i,<i 8.983.331^ 8,983.33% 26,850.00
.$ 8,503.41% $ 6,486.61% $ 6,472.26% $21,462.30
Excess of receipts over disbursements $21,462.30
CITY OFFICIALS CONFER WITH CONTRACTORS.
Discuss Plans for Securing More Satisfactory Progress in
the Construction of Municipal Buildings.
Mayor Rolph, the Supervisors, Public Works Commission-
ers and a large representation of contractors met in confer-
ence Wednesday night to discuss the best means for secur-
ing more rapid progress in the construction of public build-
ings. Some of the contractors were of the opinion that one
general contract should be let and the contractor held re-
sponsible for any delay on the part of those to whom he sub-
let any portion of the work. Others of the contractors ar-
gued that the different parts of the construction work should
be awarded on separate contracts and claimed that to let one
general contract would prove unsatisfactory.
Another meeting will be held in the near future to con-
tinue the discussion.
PASADENA FINDS TROUBLE IN LOCATING INCINERATOR.
Pasadena has been feeding its garbage to hogs on a city
farm, but as this proved objectionable to the health authori-
ties of the county it was decided to build an Incinerator, and
the people voted bonds for that purpose. The city council se-
cured a location in the manufacturing section of the city, but
there was a great outcry against the choice of site and a
vigorous demand that it be put outside the city. But wherever
the authorities sought to locate it outside the city they were
attacked with injunctions. Two other sites were finally se-
cured, and an unofficial ballot was taken by the people on
the question of location. The site originally selected by the
city authorities was not only the winner, but it had more than
six times as many votes as the two other sites combined. This
shows that even as delicate and difficult a matter as the loca-
tion of a garbage incinerator can be properly and satisfactorily
settled by the people if they are given a chance to act.
The suggestion has been offered that when receptacles are
installed at the ferry landing and railroad depot for receiving
flowers for hospital patients, a depositary for papers and maga-
zines should also be provided.
Weekly Progress Report of
Bureau of Architecture
(For Week Ended April C.)
Condition of plans, specifications and other work on build-
ings to be erected under tlie new bond issue. Bureau of Archi-
tecture, Board of Public Works, of the City and County of San
POLYTECHNIC HIGH SHOP BUILDING (Frederick, Carl,
Willard and First avenue)^Interior painting 90 per cent com-
pleted ; 50 per cent of blower pipes in blacksmith siiop installed ;
cement floors completed ; fiuishetl plumliing 50 per cent com-
pleted ; marble partitions in toilets 20 per cent completed; other
work proRressing satisfactorily.
â€¢ LOWELL HIGH (Hayes. Ashbury, Grove street and Masonic
avenue)â€” First floor and 50 per cent of basement lathing done
and corner beads on ; plastering scratch and brown coat, third
floor and attic drawing rooms, done, and second floor started;
boilers set in boiler rooms and steam leads to vento coils being
JOHN SWETT GRAMMAR (McAllister, between Gough and
Franklin streets) â€” Blackboards being put up and inside doors
being hung; painters staining inside finish.
EVERETT ANNEX â€” Carpenters about completed; finish
plumbing and staining started.
GIRLS' HIGH (Scott, between Geary and O'Farrell streets)
â€” Terra cotta water table set all around building at first floor
level except in front of auditorium ; brickwork, with the excep-
tion of O'Farrell street side, which is up to first floor level, is
up to first floor ceilings ; first and second and ceiling joist set
on O'Farrell street side except in auditorium; rough floor laid
on same ; attic partitions are 00 per cent set and ratters being
placed on same ; heating and ventilating ducts 25 per cent in-
stalled ; rough plumbing on Geary street wing is completed, tested
and passed ; ornamental frames and panels on Geary street and
Scott street fronts 00 per cent completed ; interior steel columns
25 per cent fireproofed ; structural steel erected and 98 per cent
riveted and painted.
Contract for piping for vacuum cleaning system was awarded
to the General Engineering Company for $577.00 on April 5.
POLYTECHNIC HIGH ACADEMIC BUILDING (Frederick,
Carl, Willard and First avenue) â€” Excavation started, about 000
POTRERO POLICE STATION (Twentieth and Kentucky
streets) â€” Painting on station and stable 90 per cent completed;
marble partitions of toilets 75 per cent completed.
SAN FRANCISCO HOSPITAL (Potrero avenue and Twenty-
second street) â€” Contract for furnishing and installing passenger
elevators was awarded to Otis Elevator Company on proposition
No. 2 for the sum of $20,500.00 on April 1, 1912.
Tile and marble work in nurses' home practically finished ;
painters varnishing interior woodwork ; carpenter work completed
as far as can be done; marble 00 i>er cent set in four ward
buildings; plasterers finished in service building and 60 per cent
of administration buildings; plumbers' fixtures are on ground
and will be set up during the week in nurses' home; steam fit-
ters are finishing up laundry ; cement floors for basement of
main group are 80 per cent completed ; work started on finishing
contract for power house and laundry ; main switchboard set in
place and ready to be connected to wires ; sash are hung in
ward No. 4 and 20 per cent hung in ward No. 3.
DRAWiyOS, SPECIFICATIO\S, ESTIMATES. ETC.
SCHOOLS â€” Detail drawings being prepared for various school
buildings now in course of construction.
WHAT OTHER MUNICEPAIilTIES AKE DOING.
Liquor dealers have appealed to the Illinois Supreme
Court from a decision of the Appellate Court that a school
election is a general election and that therefore saloons must
An automobile ordinance passed In Chicago and only in-
tended to include the muffler cut-out and warning signals
has had the effect of practically eliminating all unnecessary
The Chamber of Commerce of Seattle is planning to raise
$100,000.00 for the purpose of conducting a campaign ot
publicity for that city.
Beginning with Ma.v. Seattle city omcials and employees will
bo paid twice a month, in the hope of limiting the activity
of "loan sharks" who charge exorbitant rates of interest.
A test of gas and electric meters in New York city showed
that out of 570 gas meters complained of by consumers, 37.2
per cent were running fast and of 84 electric meters tested on
complaint, 5.0 per cent were fast.
Motorcycle policemen of Dallas, Texas, patrol the paved
streets to arrest persons who exceed the speed limits or drive
in a careless manner.
Five women policemen for Baltimore are provided for in a
bill introduced in the House.
A complete fire alarm system has been installed in the school
department of South Bend. Ind., for the purpose of giving the
pupils instruction in modem methods of fire fighting and Are
Judge Gordon of Seattle has devised a schedule of fines to
be imposed on speeding motor cyclists, the minimum being one
dollar a mile. The schedule will be raised where eircimistances
Referring to the stopping up of drain and sewer pipes by
the roots of trees, the Beautifying Commission of Norfolk, Va.,
says the difficulty can be overcome if in laying the pipes coarse
salt is sprinkled liberally upon the fresh cement used to form
the joints. The salt becomes incorporated with the cement and
forms a hard crystallized substance that is death to tree roots.
The City Council of Bremerton, Wash., has inaugurated
a series of civic improvements, which if fully carried out,
will cost nearly $500,000. A special election has been called
for April 16, at which the issuance of $150,000 worth of
bonds, with which to purchase the water system of the Brem-
erton Water and Power Company, will be submitted to the
people. Other proposed improvements are, the paving of
streets, construction of a concrete sea wall, a municipal
wharf, and the purchase of electric power for distribution to
the residents of Bremerton.
It costs about $20,000 a year to get out the 16-page weekly
published by the city of Denver. It is one of the best invest-
ments that city makes. Los Angeles is about to spend $35,000
a year for a similiar purpose.
Cn^IL SER\aCE METHODS PREVAIl, I\ SIX STATES.
There are now six states where civil service methods prevail
in state affairs, and there are 250 American cities that have
abandoned the spoils method of appointment. Practically all
this gain has come in the last ten years.
lilST OP BIDS CALLED FOR.
Date Bids to be Filed.
April 15, between 2 and 3 p. m.
April 17, between 2 and 3 p. m
April 17. between 2 and 3 p. m
April 22. 3 p. m
May 8, between 2 and 3 p. m. . . .
Nature of Contract.
For printing, publishing and distributing delinquent tax list In dally
or weekly newspaper
Furnishing and Installing bake oven In San Francisco Hospital
Furnishing and installing fuel oil system for kitchen and bakery of
San Francisco Hospital
For printing City Hall and Civic Center Bonds
Furnishing and delivering forty-three double end. pay-as-you-enter,
California type motor cars, complete and four extra trucks com-
plete with a.xlcs, wheels and motors for the Geary Street Municipal
Department Receiving Bid.
Board of Supervisors.
Board of F*ubllc Works.
Board of Public Works.
Board of Supervisors.
Board of Public Works.
DIRECTORY OF CITY OFFICIALS
MAYOR: JAMES ROLPH JR.
Officeâ€” City Hall, 1231 Market Street.
EDWARD RAINET, Mayor's Secretary.
BOARD OP SUPER\TSORS.
Regular Meeting Every Monday at 2 o'clock at
City Hall, 1231 Market Street.
JOHN S. DUNNIGAN, Clerk, City Hall, 1231
JOHN W. ROGERS, Chief Assistant.
PAUL, BANCROFT, 731 Market Street.
GUIDO E. CAGLIERI. 205 Columbus Avenue.
ANDREW J. GALJLAGHKR, 418 Oak Street.
GEORGE E. G.-VLLAGHER, 14S Kearny Street.
A. H. GIANXINI, Bank of Italy.
J. EMMET H.A.YDEN, 34 Market Street.
FRED L. HILMER, 129 Davis Street.
OSCAR HOCKS, 558 Guerrero Street.
THOM.A.S JENNINGS, 440 Bryant Street.
ADOLF KOSHLAJSTD, 244 California Street.
BYRON MAUZY, 250 Stockton Street.
WILLI.\M H. McCarthy, ise second Street.
RALPH McLERAN. 1554 McAllister Street.
CHARLES A. MURDOCK, 68 Fremont Street.
DANIEL C. ilURPHY. 712 Mutual Bank Bldg.
EDWARD L. NOLAN, 3719A Seventeenth Street.
HENRY PAYOT, 968 Ellis Street.
ALEXANDER T. VOGELSANG, 20 Montgomery
Electricity â€” McLeran, Giannini, McCarthy. Call
Expositionsâ€” McCarthy, Bancroft. Hayden, Jen-
nings, Vogelsang. Call of Chairman.
Financeâ€” Jennings. McCarthy, Murphy. Friday.
2:30 p. m.
Fire â€” Giannini, Mauzy, McLeran. Thursday,
2 p. m.
Judiciary â€” Murphy, McLeran. Vogelsang, 'Wed-
nesday, 3:30 p. m.
Land and Tunnels â€” ^Mauzy. Bancroft, Andrew J.
Gallagher. Fiiday, 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, ilcLeran. Tuesday, 1:30 p. m.
Public EfHciencv and Civil Ser\'ice â€” ^Murdock,
Giannini, Andrew J. Gallagher, Murphy,
Payot. First and Uiird Tuesdays at 3 p. m.
Public Health â€” Caglieri, Koshland, Payot.
â– ^'ednesdav, 10 a. m.
Public Utilities â€” Vogelsang. Bancroft, George E.
Gallagher, Mauzy, Murphy. Wednesday, 2
Public Welfare â€” Payot. Hayden. Murdock, Gian-
nini, Andrew J. Gallagher. Second and fourth
Tuesdays at 3 p. ra.
Publicitv and Interurban Relations â€” ^Hayden,
Hocks, Nolan. Call of Chairman.
Streets and Sewers â€” George E. Gallagher, Gian-
nini, Nolan. Thursday, 4 p. m.
Suppliesâ€” Koshland. Hilmer. Murdock. Wednes-
day, 4 p. m.
Telephones and Rates â€” Hilmer. Hayden, Hocks.
Call of Chairman.
Water Service and Rates â€” Andrew J. Gallagher,
Caglieri. Mauzy. Call of Chairman.
BOARD OP PUBLIO WORKS.
Hewes Building, 995 Market Street
MICH.\EL C.A.SEY, President, 1777 Fifteenth
DANIEL G. FRASER, 6 Octavla Street
C. S. LAUMEISTER. 1600 Lake Street.
JOSEPH L. McCORMICK. Secretary.
Meetings Wednesday, 1:30 p. m.; Monday and
Friday, 10 a. m.
BUREAU OF ENGINEERING.
MARSDEN MANSON, City Engineer, Hewes
Building. 995 Market Street.
BUREAU OF ARCHITECTURE.
Citv Architect, Hewes
Building, 995 Market Street.
BUREAU OF STREETS.
ANDREW J. DONOVAN. Chief Deputy, Hewes
Building, 995 Market Street.
SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC BUILDINGS.
T. A. REARDON, McAllister Street and City
BUREAU OF BUILDING INSPECTION.
J. P. HORG.VN. Chief Inspeftor, Hewes Build-
ing, 995 Market Street.
REPAIRS TO COUNTY ROADS, ETC.
JOSEPH LINEH.-VN. Superintendent, Eleventh
and Bryant Streets.
JOHN O'PRIEN. Superintendent, office, 2744
JOHN J. ROGERSON, Superintendent, Eleventh
and Bryant Streets.
GEARY STREET MUNICIPAL RAILROAD.
Office, cor. Geary and Josephine Streets.
BOARD OP PIRE COIUMISSIONERS.
Meets Thursday, 8 p. m.. City Hall, 1231 Market
HENRY U. BRANDENSTEIN, President, Mills
JAMES E. DILLON, 167 Lexington Avenue.
JOHN DONOHOE, 2599 Mission Street
EUGENE E. PFAEFFLE, 45 Guerrero Street.
DOMINICK R. CONNIFT, Secretary, City Hall,
THOS, R. MURPHY,' Chief Engineer. City Hall.
1231 Market Street; office hours, 10:30 to 12
CHARLES TOWE, Fire Marshal, City Hall.
1231 Market Street; in office 8 to 9 a. m. and
12 to 2 p. m.
BOARD OP POIilOE C05IMISSI0NERS.
Office â€” Hall of Justice, Kearny and Washington
streets. Regular meetings every Thursday at
2 p. m.
JESSE B. COOK, President, 155 Delraar Street.
I. H. SPIRO. 20 Beideman Street.
ALEXANDER L. O'GRADY, Western Met Na-
tional Bank Bldg.
J.\MES WOODS. St. Francis Hotel.
CHARLES F. SKELLT. Secretary.
D. A. WHITE, Chief of Police.
The Boards of Fire Commissioners and Polic*
Commissioners have thÂ« management of the
DEPARTMENT OP EliECTRIOITY.
WILLIAM J. NIXON, Chief Electrician, 55 Ful-
DEPARTMENT OP EIjECTIONS.
McAllister Street, opposite Hyde.
GEORGE UHL, President, 717 Market Street
THOS. V. CATOR. 3963 Twenty-third Street
JOHN P. HARE. 1349 Folsom Street.
CHARLES L. QUEEN, 533 Ashbury Street
WILLI.^M McDEVITT, 1004 Fillmore Street.
J. H. ZEMANSKY, Registrar.
Meetings held at the call of the President.
BO.VRD OP CENSORSHIP.
DR. W. A. WHEL.\N, 876 Francisco Street.
W. P. WOBBER. 774 Market Street, Secretary;
T. B-^ILEY. Hall of Justice.
MRS. F. M. M.A.LLOYE. 2107 Vallejo Street.
Business meetings first Monday of each month
at 2 p. m. in Hall of Justice. Censorship meet-
ings upon call.
CrVTL SER^^CE CO^onSSIONERS.
Grant Building, Seventh and Market Streets.
B. A. WALCOTT, President Commonwealth
Club, 153 Kearny street
H\RRY E. MIOHAELS. French Savings Bank.
B B. ROSENTHAL. 1522 Webster Street
JAMES J. MAHER, Chief Examiner and Secre-
tars', 106 Chattanooga Street.
Meets Monday, at 7:30 p. m.
DEPARTMENT OP PUBMO HEAI/TH.
Main Office, 1085 Mission St., near Seventh.
ARTHUR H. B-'^.RENDT, President Mills Bldg.
THOMAS W. HUNTINGTON, M. D., Union
GUY E. MANNING. M. D., 391 Sutter Street
GEORGE B. SOMERS, M. D.. Butler Bldg.
ARTHUR M. SHARP. 2730 Vallejo Street.
FRANK J. KLIMil, 221 Oak Street.
DENNIS J. MURR-^Y. 2774 Bryant Street.
R. G. BRODRICK. M. D.. Health Officer, 1211
Polk Street. . .
ED. M. COBTEY. Chief Clerk and Statistlcan,
53 Portola Street.
C. M. WOLLBNBERG. Superintendent Relief
Home for Aged and Infirm and temporarily
Superintendent of City and County Hospital.
AL.\NSON WEEKS, M. D., Chief Surgeon,