not more than ten or twelve contracts will be let.
Mayor Rolph was highly pleased by the assurances by the
contractors and builders and instructed the architects to rush
the preparations of plans and specifications so that contracts
for construction can be let as speedily as possible.
ACCUSED POLICEMAN IS ACQUITTED.
At a meeting of the Board of Police Commissioners held
on August 15, Police Officer Mark J. King was found not
guilty of the charges of "unofflcerlike conduct", preferred
against him by Harry L. Laveau.
Special Police Officer Charles R. Sanimel, for the Rickon-
Ehrhardt Engineering and Construction Company, 1859 Geary
street, was removed and his warrant of appointment revoked.
PROMOTERS OF FOUR-ROUND CONTESTS CITED.
The promoters of four-round boxing contests have been
summoned to appear before the Police Committee of the Super-
visors at a meeting Friday, August 23, at 3 p. m., to explain
why they have been signing up professional boxers. There are
sixteen of these so-called amateur clubs and unless the pro-
moters of them agree to stage none out amateurs and semi-
professionals their licenses will be revo'^ted.
P. H. Mahoney, who has the contract for constructing the
Geary street road, has been notified that he will not be re-
quired to pave the street two feet outside of the track until
the city is ready to have the work done. This action was
taken so not to run against the contractor in his time limit
In which to construct the road.
SUPERVISORS ACT? ON PETITION FOR PERMITS.
The following action has been taken by the Board of Super-
visors on applications for permits:
Referred to Fire Committee.
Cleaning EstabHshment — A. Matsumate, at 1443 Pacific street;
D. A. Sullivan, at 3673 Sacramento street.
Oil Storage — Mrs. H. C. Bayles, in Hugo street, 50 feet east
of Third avenue; Sarah B. Worcester, in Erie street, 135 feet
west of Howard street; George X. Wendling, east side of Brod-
erick street, 45 feet north of Haight street; John Sheehy, on
south side of Geary street, 112 feet east of Polk street.
French Laundry — P. E. Egan, at 31 Masonic avenue.
Incinerator — Hale Bros., in building in course of erection at
Fifth and Market streets.
Boiler — A. Lonne Clavers, at 367 Guerrero street.
Garage — Mark Henry, at 1S41 Market street.
Referred to Public Health Committee
Stable — Joe La Duka, at 374 Capitol avenue, for one horse;
J. Kenny, at 1613 Turk street, for twelve horses; Biaggio Co-
cano, at 137 Arlington avenue, for one horse.
Referred to Street Committee.
Spur Track — Van Arsdale Lumber Co et al., into pi'operty at
northeast corner of Fifth and Bluxome streets; J. P. Holland, in
Quint street to Burke avenue to Islais street.
Permits Recommended — Passed to Print.
Oil Storage Tanks— John Finn Metal Works, westerly corner
of Second and Harrison streets, capacity 4000 gallons; Haub
Bros., west side of Fillmore street, 100 feet north of O'Farrell
street, capacity 1500 gallons; City and County of San Francisco
(municipal railway building) , northwest corner of Geary street
and Presidio avenue, capacity ISOO gallons; F. R. Richie, south
corner of Seventh and Channel streets, capacity 1500 gallons.
Boilers — F. R. Ritchie, south corner of Seventh and Channel
streets, ten horsepower, for running oil pump.
Garage — John Pordon, north side of Jacksou street, between
Columbus avenue and Montgomery street.
-Applications for Permits Denied.
Stable— A. Kourtis & Co., for fifteen horses at 386 Seventh
Laundry — Wong Hang, at northeast corner Twentieth avenue
and Balboa street.
Garage — G. E. Marshall, on north side of Geary street, west
of Taylor street.
Permits Granted — Final Passage.
Garage — Dow & Green, west side of Taylor street, 62 feet 6
inches north of O'Farrell street.
Oil Storage Tanks — San Mateo Dairy Company, 1S16 Howard
street, capacity 1500 gallons; Thomas F. Bannan, southeast cor-
ner of Polk and Turk streets, capacity 1500 gallons; J. Warren
Button, north side of California street, 77 feet 6 inches east of
Hyde street, capacity 1500 gallons; Vienna Bakery, 878 McAllister
street, capacity 1500 gallons; Emma G. Butler, northwest corner
of Fillmore and Post streets, capacity 1500 gallons; E. A. Wasser-
man, east side of Ninth street, 75 feet north of Mission street,
capacity 1500 gallons.
Boxing Permits Granted.
The following clubs were granted permission to hold profes-
sional boxing contests: Shasta Athletic Club, September; Hum-
boldt Athletic Club, October; Tuxedo Club, November; Canal
TO PREVENT THE SPREAD OF DISE.4SES.
An ordinance to prevent the spread of contagious or infec-
tious diseases has been passed to print by the Supervisors on
the recommendation of the Hospital and Health Committee.
It provides that before the removal of any afflicted person, the
patient must be wrapped in a sterilized sheet; this to be fol-
lowed by thorough fumigation of the premises and the ambu-
TO REVOKE CONNICK'S liEAVE OP ABSENCE.
SCHOOIj IHREtTOKS HOI, It HISV SESSION.
Mayor Holpli Says Former Assistant City Engineer is l*ur(ly
liesponsible for Leaky Reservoir.
liiiildiiigs and Grounds Committee Reports That Sntro Estat«
is Offupyinj; I'ait of Paul Revere So1hh)I Pi'opei-ty.
The Board ot Public Works was notified by the Civil Ser-
vice Commission on Tuesday that it had a right at any time
to revoke the leave of absence of H. D. H. Connick, Chief As-
sistant Citj- Engineer, whose trial on charges of incompetency
in connection with the Twin Peaks reservoir has been recom-
mended by Mayor Rolph.
The leave was granted to Connick to act as Director of
Works of the Panama-Pacific Exposition.
Connick will be given a reasonable time to resign from the
Exposition company, and it he returns to his municipal posi-
tion and puts himself under the Jurisdiction of the Board of
Works, charges will be filed against him with the Civil Ser-
The Mayor's letter to the Board of Public Works follows:
Dear Sirs: — My investigation, runtlucted for the purpose of
ascertaining the causes of the defeets in the Twin Peaks res-
ervoir, and to fix tlie responsibility therefor, has not yet been
It has progressed so far, however, that I am able to deter-
mine tiiat tile blame for the conditions rests, in part, upon Mr.
H. D. ir. Connick. Chief Assistant Engineer, now on leave of
absence granted by j'ou.
In view of these facts, disclosed by this investigation. I
respectfully recommend that your board revoke the leave of
absence granted to Mr. Connick and take such action with
regard to him as the facts warrant and the interests of the
public service require.
The investigation also fixes blame on Mr. H. P. Broderick
and Mr. I.,. B. Cheminant. charged with the duty of inspecting
the construction of said reservoir.
They were derelict in the performance of their duties and,
for this reason, l respectfully recommend that Mr. H. P. Brod-
erick, not being a civil service employee, be discharged, and
that charges be preferred against Mr. L. B. Cheminant before
the Civil Service Commission for neglect of duty.
Very respectfully, JAMES ROLPH, JR., Mayor.
AWARD OP PUBLIC CONTRACTS.
The contract for furnishing and installing of underground
conduit and aijjjurtenances in Geary street, between Kearny
street and Presidio avenue, for use in connection with the
feeder cables for the Geary Street Municipal Railway, has
been awarded to Graver & McCaffrey.
William A. Newsom has been awarded the contract for
constructing the Patrick Henry School in Vermont street,
between Eighteenth and Nineteenth streets, at a cost of
INSPECTION BUREAU ISSUES MANY BUILDING PERMITS.
During the week ended August 16, the Bureau of Build-
ing Inspection issued 143 permits, divided as follows: 1 Class
"A" and 5 Class "C" buildings, 55 frames and 8 2 alterations.
The estimated value of the improvements to be made is
REQUEST SUPERVISORS TO CALL BOND ELECTION.
O. L. Scott and C. W. Eastin, President and Secretary of
the Municipal Telephone and Anti-Merger League, have filed
a petition with the Board of Supervisors asking that an elec-
tion be called early in October for the purpose of voting
$6,000,000 bonds for a municipal telephone system. Atten-
tion is called to the fact that some five months ago the people
expressed themselves as favoring the proposition and that
it is the duty of the Supervisors to call the election providing
for a bond issue.
DATE FOR CIVIL SERVICE EXA>UN.\TION CHANGED.
The Civil Service Commission has changed the date for the
examination for motormen for the Geary Street Mu'iicipal Road
from August 19 to August 31. Persons who have filed appli-
cations for the first named date will not be required to file new
The School Directors, at a meeting held on the 14th inst.,
transferred Edith Lloyd from the Portola to the .lean Parker
School, vice Jeannette Anderson on leave, to the beginning of
the spring term, 1913.
Miss E. F. Beardsley was appointed acting vice-principal
of the Jean Parker School during the leave of Nellie Haswell
and .lohn S. Drew, acting principal of the Humboldt Evening
Dr. Edna W. Bailey was appointed teacher of biology and
physiology at the Girls' High School until the beginning of
the fall term, 1913. ^
Miss Lucy Cotrel, of the Pacific Heights School, was granted
an extension of leave until November 11.
The resignation of Elise H. Martens, a teacher at the
Lowell High School, was accepted.
Julia Lewis was granted leave of absence during the months
of September and October.
Susie H. Earle was granted leave of absence from October
28 to the beginning of the spring term, 1914, with the privi-
lege of returning to her position as principal of the Dudley
The building and grounds committee '■ reported that the
Sutro Estate had been occupying part of the Paul Revere
School property for some time. The Secretary was directed
to enter into negotiations with representatives of the Sutro
Estate for rental of portion of the school site and also to
make arrangements that back rental should be paid.
The supplies committee presented a list of suppl^juentary
readers and recommended their purchase for use in the pri-
mary grades throughout the department. The recommenda-
tion was adopted and the Secretary directed to draw requi-
sition for the purchase of the books and submit list of same
to the Superintendent of Schools.
A communication from the consulting architects of the
Board of Public Works, suggesting that the matter of moving
the San Francisco Commercial School from Grove street, near
Larkin, to the present Public Library site be taken up with-
out delay, was referred to the buildings and grounds commit-
tee for consideration and report.
The City Attorney advised 'the directors that he had com-
pleted the purchase of the land required for the Cooper School.
To the school committee was referred a communication
urging that the kindergarten system be Introduced at the
Noe Valley and Glen Park schools.
The leave of absence previously granted to Marie D'Erlach
was shortened and she was re-assigned to the Jean Parker
School at the beginning of the fall term.
Action was deferred for one week on the recommendation
of the schools committee that J. J. McTiernan be elected a
special teacher of iron work at the Polytechnic High School.
The bid of the Western Window Shade Company for repair
to window shades throughout the department was accepted.
The following appointments were made: William A. O'-
Leary, varnisher; Charles A. Donahue and Peter Conoly,
laborers; C. J. Johnson, cabinetmaker.
PRIV.\TE CONTRACTS FOR STREET IMPRO^•EME^T8.
The Board of Public Works has granted permission to
property owners to perform street work under private con-
tracts at the following locations: Falcon avenue, between
Mono and Caselli streets; Falcon avenue, between Dan vers
and Mono streets; Balboa street, between Nineteenth and
Twentieth avenues; Thirty-ninth avenue, between Cabrillo
and Fulton streets; Duncan street, between San Jose avenue
and Guerrero street. •
MUNICIPAL BAND AT WASHINGTON SQUARE.
Musical Director Jolui A. Keogh Arranges an Attractive Pro-
gram For Next Sunday Afternoon.
The sixth concert of San Francisco's Municipal Band will
be given next Sunday afternoon in Washington Square, Stock-
ton and Union streets, under the auspices of the North Beach
Promotion Association. Preceding the concert, there will be a
flag raising ceremony, a handsome silk flag and pole having
been presented to the square by the Park Commission. Fol-
lowing is the program:
Introductory Remarks Dr. A. S. Musante
Presentation of Flag Member of Park Commission
Acceptance John S. Phillips
Raising of Flag, with Salute by Company M
League of the Cross Cadets
"Star Spangled Banner" San Francisco Municipal Band
John A. Keogh, Director.
1. March— "Gate City" Weldon
2. Waltz — "My Treasure" Becucci
3. Overture — "Nabucco" Verdi
4. Grand Selection — "Cavalleria Rusticana" Mascagni
6. Caprice — "A Vision of Salome" Lampe
6. Solo for Baritone — "Toreador Song" from "Carmen" — Bizet
7. Selection of Irish Melodies Arranged by Beyer
8. "Dance of the Hours" from "La Gioconda" Ponchielli
9. Airs from the "Spring Maid" Reichart
10. March— "Dixie Kisses" Keithley
The seventh concert of the Municipal Band will be given
Sunday afternoon, September 1, in the South Side playgrounds.
Seventh and Harrison streets.
FIRE DRILLS FOR LAIUJE FACTORIES OF CITY.
In accordance with a resolution introduced by Supervisor
A. J. Gallagher and adopted by the Board of Supervisors, an
ordinance is to be submitted providing for a fire drill in fac-
tories and other large industrial establishments in San Fran-
cisco. Chief Thomas R. Murphy of the Fire Department has
the drafting of an ordinance in hand and is engaged in bring-
ing it to as near perfection as possible. As outlined the
drills will be held not less than once in each quarter and will
be under the direction and supervision of trained men of the
BELIEVE THAT CITY IS BEING IMPOSED UPON.
While willing to care for indigent minors who are proper
charges on the city, the Finance Committee of the Supervisors
object to the support of those who come here from outside
counties. There is a belief that the generosity of the city
has been imposed upon in that respect and that there may
be a thorough investigation. The committee will confer with
Judge Frank J. Murasky and the officers of the Juvenile Court
to ascertain just what are the responsibilities of the city in
caring for unfortunate waifs who may be forced upon the
city from the interior of the State.
SATISFACTORY COMPLETION OF STREET WORK.
Street improvements completed at the following locations
have been accepted by the Board of Public Works:
Noe street between Twenty-sixth and Army streets; Ninth
avenue between Lawton and Moraga streets; Ellsworth street
between Eugenia and Powhattan avenues; Anza street be-
tween Sixteenth and Seventeenth avenues; Seventeenth ave-
nue between Geary and Anza streets; Anza street between
Seventeenth and Eighteenth avenues; Intersection of Randall
and Sanchez streets; intersection of Seventeenth and York
streets; Greenwich street between Polk and Van Ness avenue;
crossing of Church and Twenty-third streets; Clarion alley
between Mission and Valencia streets; Texas street between
Eighteenth and Nineteenth streets; crossing of Castro and
Henry streets; Genoa Place between I'nion and Filbert streets;
Diamond street between Twenty - first and Twenty - second
streets; Ashbury street between Grove and Fulton streets;
Cabrlllo street between Forty-second and Forty-third avenues.
The Labor Council has endorsed the recommendation of
the Board of Health that drinking fountains and convenience
stations be established throughout the city.
Weekly Progress Report of
Bureau of Architecture
(For Week Ended August 17, 1912.)
Condition of plans, specifications and other work on build-
ings to be erected under the new bond issue, Bureau of Archi-
tecture, Board of Public Works of the City and County of
POLYTECHNIC HIGH SCHOOL (Frederick, Carl and Wil-
lard streets and First avenue) — Cast iron bases all delivered;
forms being stripped from concrete and backfilling progress-
LOWELL HIGH SCHOOL (Hayes, Ashbury and Grove
streets and Masonic avenue) — All interior carpentry is com-
plete except putting on some finishing hardware not yet de-
livered; all yard work contracted for is complete except por-
tion of step buttresses cementing; boilers fired up for testing
out heating and ventilating apparatus; finish plumbing fixt-
ures being set.
GIRLS' HIGH SCHOOL (Scott between Geary and O'Far-
rell streets) — Flooring on first and second story class rooms
about 70 per cent laid; interior trim on first and second sto-
ries 60 per cent completed; brick work on arcade 20 per
cent completed; plastering on exterior walls 15 per cent com-
pleted; scratch and brown coat in basement completed; white
coat started on same; white coat and plaster cornice In audi-
torium started; terrazzo floors in first and second stories 85
per cent completed; forms for concrete fence posts and curbs
completed on O'Farrell street side.
JOHN SWETT GRAMMAR SCHOOL (McAllister, between
Gough and Franklin streets) — Rock foundation for asphalt
pavement about 8 5 per cent completed; trouble on oil-burn-
ing apparatus being fixed; vacuum cleaning system about
ready for testing.
ENGINE HOUSE No. 28 (Stockton between Greenwich and
Lombard streets) — Excavation completed; forms for oil tank
about ready for concrete; forms for concrete foundations pro-
ENGINE HOUSE No. 4 6 (Twelfth avenue and Geary street)
— Excavation about 90 per cent completed: forms for con-
crete work will be started first of week; material being de-
livered for concrete.
CITY AND COUNTY JAIL (Washington and Merchant
streets) — Kalamein finish mostly installed; will probably be
installed next week. All finish plumbing and electric goods
SAN FRANCISCO HOSPITAL (Potrero avenue and Twenty-
second street) — Ninety-five per cent of tile set in administra-
tion building; started to lay tile in rear wing of receiving
building; work on extra contract for plumbing progressing
satisfactorily; bake oven in service building about 75 per cent
completed; ventilating system in receiving building started:
electricians are connecting up wires in corridors and ward
No. 1 ; conduits and wiring for clock and flashlight system
installed in receiving building, wards No. 1 and No. 2, service
building and nurses' home; conduits being installed in wards
No. 3 and No. 4.
DBAWINaS, SPECIFICATIONS, ESTIMATES, ETC.
San Francisco Hospital — General drawings and specifica-
tions prepared for floors, interior finish and other items neces-
sary to complete the buildings. Have gone out to bidders.
Polytechnic High School — Drawings and specifications be-
ing prepared for plumbing, heating and electrical work. Alter-
nate plans being prepared for general construction, providing
concrete floors and column fireproofing.
General drawings completed for Starr King School, and
heating, ventilating and engineering plans being prepared.
Working drawings being prepared for Le Conte School.
Plans and speciflcations for North End Police Station pre-
pared for estimator.
Working drawings for Engine House No. 47, 25 per cent
Sketches comjileted for Marshall School.
Sketches for .North Beach Bath House and Engine House
No. 2 4 approved.
Plans and specifications completed and estimates being
taken for temporary engine house to be erected on Nineteenth
avenue and Quintara street; out to bidders.
Details — Full size details being prepared for various build-
ings under construction.
The Board of Education is now established in the east wing
of the second floor of the temporary City Hall.
OFEKATIONS OF STREET REPAIR DKI'ARTMKNT.
Supcrintwndcnt McCoy Files Detailed Statement of Work l"er-
forined During Week Kndetl Aiignst 14.
D. J. MoCoy, Superintendent of Street Repairs has filed the
following report of the work performed l)y his department dur-
ing the week ended August 14, labor and team here only being
included in the costs:
Klevonth Strjet Corporation Yard $264. nn
Alameda Street Corporation Yard 201.25
Hrldges and Wharves 48.00
Sand Pit 18.00
Fifteentli Avenue Dump 18.00
.Sloat Boulevard 149.75
lOighteenth Avenue South Quarry 291.50
Sidewalks 85. 50
•Miscellaneous Team Rovlnff 146.25
Fire Department Repairs, Truck No. 1 (granite cutter). 2.75
Asphalt Plant $620.25
.\sphalt Team ( Uovlng) 539.50
Sq. ft. Cost.
Dubcue Ave.. Market to Church 4,981 $ 97.7.T
Twentv-third St.. Folsom to Br.vant 943 42.37%
Greenwich St., Franklin to I.«guna 9.160 226.87^4
O'Farrell St.. Buchanan to Webster and vicinity 5,223 164.00
Mission St., Twenty-eighth to Twenty-ninth and
vicinity 6,625 214.50
Asphalt roving (various locations) 1,588 84.00
Bryant St.. Twenty-second to Twenty-fourth and
vicinitv 7,561 199.50
Buchanan St.. O'Farrell to Ellis 1,193 32.87V4
.Junction of Valencia and Mission and vicinity 1.750 45.37^4
Bush St., Flimoro to Steiner 12,331 169.62V4
Total 51,355 $1,276.87%
Sq. ft. Cost.
I "iith St., Howard to Missicm 150 $ 8.87%
M -sion St.. Fourth to Fifth 150 8.87%
ih St.. Berry to Brannan 2.700 130.00
^^ing of Hyde and Pine Sts 1,651 124.00
Mson St., Eighth to Ninth 600 33.12%
ii.u,' St.. California to Pine 1,225 71.00
llanisdn St., Ninth to Tenth 1,850 84.87%
Lombard St., Ta.vlor to Jones 200 8.87%
Ba.salt roving (various locations) 1,510 123.00
Kddy St.. Leavenworth to H>de 7,800 381.50
Crossing of Mason and Chestnut 2,675 163.75
Twentv-third St.. Folsom to Howard 2,200 121.75
Brannan St.. Fifth to Sixth 4,050 243.00
Beale and Bryant Sts 3,200 198.75
Second St.. Bryant to Folsom 2,100 119.00
Sixth St.. from South to Channel 1,500 65.00
Kentucky St.. Twenty-third to Army 4.400 202.50
Folsom St., First to Second 3,000 209.87%
Hawthorne St., Howard to Folsom 4.250 223.50
Buena Vista .Vve. and Haight St 3.700 256.87%
Seventeenth St.. Howard to Mission 1,550 86.25
O'Farrell St.. .Tones to Leavenworth 4.614 218.00
Powell anil Pacific Sts 300 32.50
Main and Mission Sts 200 16.25
Total 71,975 $3,484.62%
GRADING AND CURBSETTING.
na Vista Ave. and Haight St $473.00
iith St., Howard to Harrison 404.62%
. ir and Bryant Sts 7S.00
uFarrell St.. .lones to Leavenworth 51.00
Haight St. and Waller 32.50
Corner of Third and Howard Sts 16.50
RKI'ORT OP SUPERINTENDENT OF SEWER DEPARTMENT.
The report of Superintendent Linehan of the sewer depart-
ment shows the following work performed during the week
ended August 15 and the cost of same:
RECONSTRICTION AND REPAIRING.
Fifteenth street, between Folsom and Harrison; lalwr
$26K.(I0, material $67.35.
Harrison street, from Ninth to Tenth; labor $123.00, mate-
Twentv-sixth and Diamond streets, constructing cesspool,
etc.; labor $75.00, material $26.75.
.loost avenue, between Baden and Arcadia streets; material
and labor, $29.65.
Klwood Place, off O'Farrell street; lalMJr $19.50.
Buena Vista avenue and Haight street: labor $19.50.
Third avenue, between Geary and Anza streets; labor $19.50,
Second avenue, between Geary and Anza streets; labor
$26.00, material $2.25.
Alabama street, between Twenty-first and Twenty-second
streets; labor $19.50, material $2.30.
Steiner street, between Hermann and Waller streets; labor
Sixth and Berry streets: labor $19.50. material $5.50.
Concreting of sewer trenches at Twentieth avenue and Irv-
ing. Ninth avenue and Irving. Tenth avenue and Ir\lng. Fifth
avenue and Inlng. Fifth avenue, between Hugo and Lincoln
W'av; Hayes and .\shbury. Page and Dlvlsadero, Grove and
Divls.idero, Page and Scott. Pine, between Dlvlsadero and
Broderick; Pine, between Lyon and Baker, Oak and Clayton.
Fell and Scott; labor $42.00. m.iterial $31.50.
Elizabeth street, from Hoffman avenue to Church street:
Twentv-third street, from Hoffman avenue to Guerrero street: