consolidation their rights are still further safeguarded by a
provision of the amendment that another election must be
held for the adoption of a charter for the consolidated city and
If any city is dissatisfied with the charter proposed,
it may reject it and thus entirely prevent consolidation until a
charter satisfactory to it is presented and adopted.
Such a charter would first be drafted and proposed by a
board of freeholders, elected by the people of the entire consol-
idated city and county, and after being drafted would have to
be approved not only by a majority vote of the entire city and
county, but also by a majority of each city and town proposed
to be included therein.
Careful provision also is made in the amendment so that the
burden of the outstanding bonded indebtedness of one com-
munity may not be imposed upon another. It is expressly
provided that the taxes to be levied for the payment of such
bonds shall be levied only upon property assessable therefor
and situated at the time of the levy within the territory of the
municipality issuing the same as such territory existed prior to
As to bonds authorized by a municipality before consolida-
tion and not issued, and therefore not outstanding until after
consolidation, full protection against any inequalities in sus-
taining the burden of such bonds would be provided for in the
proposed charter of the cities to be consolidated. Unless satis-
factory provisions on this subject were made in such charter
it would be certain that the charter, and therefore consolida-
tion, would be defeated by the municipality adversely affected.
As to bonds which might be voted after consolidation, adequate
provisions in the proposed charter of the consolidated munici-
pality could be inserted and insisted upon which would suffi-
ciently protect any municipality merged in the consolidated
government from being inequitably taxed for the local benefit
of other portions of the consolidated municipality. A failure
to write such provisions in the proposed charter would mean
the defeat of the charter and, therefore, the defeat of consoli-
dation so far as the community was concerned which had not
been protected to its satisfaction in the proposed charter.
These considerations dispose of imagined fears of some that
under the proposed constitutional amendment a merger could
be effected of municipalities which would impose on any munici-
pality so consolidated with another, an unjust burden of taxa-
In voting upon the amendment the voter does not pass upon
the propriety of any proposed consolidation. This is a matter
to be passed upon by the people of the communities affected
when a definite plan of consolidation shall be hereafter sub-
mitted to them. Whether San Francisco shall consolidate with
the neighboring communities in San Mateo county, or with the
communities on the east shore of the bay, is a matter in no
way involved at this time.
The amendment, if adopted, will permit any of these com-
munities to consolidate with San Francisco which desire to do
so, in the same manner that other adjoining towns may at
present consolidate throughout the State of California. The
amendment has no other effect, and protects every community
against anything like compulsion or alleged confiscation.
SUPERVISORS GRANT VARIOIS PERMITS.
RefeiTed to Fire Committee.
Oil Storage Tanks — A. Mainzer, on north side of Folsom street,
215 feet west of First street; City and County of San Francisco,
on east side of Kansas street, 300 feet south of Army street.
Public Garage — F. H. Howard, at northeast corner of Buchan-
an and Geary streets.
Boilers — M. Farlatti, at 599 Bay street; Marron Bros., at 121
Wilmot street; S. Baba. on west side of Bourbin Place, 75 feet
west of Ellis street.
Referred to Public Health Committee.
Stable — S. Baba, on west side of Bourbin place, 75 feet west of
Permits Recommended — Passed to Print.
Boilers — Collins- McCarthy Candy Company, 25-31 Beale street,
80 horsepower, for furnishing steam; E. C. Leach, 40 College ave-
nue, i horsepower, for heating water and sterilizing utensils.
Oil Storage Tanks — E. L. Hueter, north side of Bush street, 180
feet east of Jones street, capacity 2,000 gallons; Collins-McCarthy
Candy Company, 25-31 Beale street, capacity 1,500 gallons.
Application for Permit Denied.
Stable — A. Firpo, for five horses, at 131 Arkansas street.
PeiTuits Granted — Final Passage.
Oil Storage Tank — N. Hansen, north side of Fulton street, 137
feet 6 inches west of Steiner street, 1500 gallons capacity.
Garage — A. R. W'alther, west side of First avenue, 100 feet
south of Clement street.
READV TO COMPLETE EXCELSIOR PL.WGROUND.
The Board of Public Works has been directed by the Super-
visors to advertise for bids for filling in with clean dirt and
sand to the official grade, Madrid and Edinburgh streets from
Russia avenue 350 feet northeasterly, in front of the property
set aside for Excelsior playground.
STREET REPAIR DEPARTMENT'S WEEKLY REPORT.
Superintendent AlcCoy has filed the following report show-
ing the work performed by the Street Repair Department
during the week, September 19 to September 25, inclusive,
together with the cost of labor and teams:
Eleventh street corporation yard J222.50
Alameda street corporation yard 136.43%
Bridges and whar\'es 72.00
Rock pile. Kleventli street yard 93.62%
Cleaning up for opening of Mission viaduct 25.00
Municipal water work 6.50
Sand pit 18.00
Fifteenth avenue dump 24.50
Nineteenth avenue boulevard (sprinkling) 39.00
Nineteenth avenue quarry, south 318.00
Miscellaneous team roving 50.00
Asphalt plant 436.0614
Asphalt team roving 575.25
Sq. ft. Cost.
Pacific avenue, Fillmore to Webster and Buchanan.. 5,477 $184.75
Florida street. Twenty-fourth to Twenty-fifth 5,370 103.31Vi
Waller street. Steiner to Pierce 1,900 45.37H
Colton street. Bradv to Crocker 560 26.00
Sacramento street, Taylor to Jones 5,596 118.12^4
Brady street, Colton to Otis 1,150 19.87%
Washington and Jones streets 4.06%
Roving asphalt paving 1,132 84.00
Paclflc avenue, Buchanan to Gough 1,757 82.50
Crocker street. Stevenson to Otis 4,110 137.25
Crossing of Powell and Pacific streets .'. . 3,040 90.37%
Jones street. California to Clay 2,771 97.43%
Broadway street. Grant avenue to Columbia 6,240 134.62%
Eighth street, Folsom to Howard 5,097 56.03%
Sq. ft. Cost.
Fillmore street. Broderkk to Baker 400 $ 16.25
Crossing of Third and Berrv streets 3,050 189.00
Berry street. Third to Fourth 150 15.56%
Nineteenth street, Howard to Folsom 3,650 216.00
Fourth street, Townsend to Bryant 2,550 178.43%
Second and Tehama streets 100 21.87%
Larkin street, Wa.shlngton to Clay 7,367 521.00
Crossing of Powell and Pacific streets 200 23.50
Eddy street. Larkin to Polk 1,768 84.00
Basalt team roving 45.50
Comer of California and Front streets 300 32.50
Third street, Channel to Kentucky 2,000 118.50
Bush street, Kearny to Grant avenue 4,114 235.81%
Eddy street, Larkin to Polk 3,000 204.00
Pacific street, Taylor to Mason 350 23.50
Roving basalt paving 1,740 123.00
Jackson street, Larkin to Hyde 3,918 154.00
Batterv and Merchant streets 750 48.75
Brannan and Third streets 2,810 134.37%
Fourth and Kentucky streets 1,300 71.00
StIIlman street. Second to Third 1,930 112.50
Pine street. Kearnv to Grant avenue 2,000 97.50
Brannan street. Third to Fourth 950 70.12%
Third and Kentucky streets 700 35.50
Steuart strei-t, Harrison to Folsom 15.75
Crossing of Grant avenue 200 23.50
Second street. Howard to Folsom 650 35.50
Columbus avenue and Broadway 100 48.50
Eighth street, Harrison to Folsom 7,128 247.25
GRADING AND CURBSETTING.
Spear and Bryant streets $ 66.00
Mission and Theresa streets 51.00
Eighth street, Bryant to Folsom 762.62%
Mason street. Turk to Eddy 64.25
Crossing of Third .and Berr>- streets 30.00
Stevenson street. Eighth to Ninth 176.37%
Powell street, Ellis to O'Farrell 114.91
Sq. ft. Cost.
Powell street, Ellis to O'Farrell 1,170 $110.09
Ninth and Stevenson streets (team) 6.50
EXPERIMEXTIXG WITH VITRIFIED BRICK PAVEMENT.
Vitrified brick is being used as an experiment in the paving
of Powell street from Market to Geary street, and In the
event that the paving should prove a success it will receive
the sanction of the Board of Public Works and its use author-
ized on many city streets. This pavement has been used in
northern cities, particularly Seattle, where the principal streets
are paved with brick. It is claimed for the vitrified brick that
it wears as well as basalt, is more sanitary and Is much
easier to keep clean.
IIIDGET LEVY l-XJR VARIOUS FUNDS AND ACCOUNTS.
The following schedule, prepared by Auditor Thomas F.
Boyle, shows the budget levy for the various funds and accounts
for the fiscal year 1912-13:
General Fund $1,356
Firemen's Relief Fund 014
Common School Fund 224
I..lbrarv Fund 016
Park Fund 07
Hospital Bond Redemption Fund, 3% per cent. 1904 0045
Sewer liind Redemption Fund, 3% per cent, 1904 0362
School Bond Redemption Fund, 3% per cent. 1904 0163
Street Bond Redemption Fund. 3% per cent, 1904 0074
Jail Bond Reclemption Fund. :t% per cent. 1904 0031
LIbrarv Bi.nd Redemption Fund. 3% percent 1904 0074
Playgrounds Bond Redemption Fund, 3% per cent, 1904 0033
Park E.vtension Honil Redemption Fund. 3% per cent, 1904 0015
Mission Park Bond Redemption Fund. 3% per cent. 1904 0013
Water Supply Bond Fund, 4% percent. 1909 0182
Garbage Bond Redemption Fund, 5 per cent 1908 0093
Hall of Justice Bond Redemption Fund, 5 per cent, 1908 0094
Hospital Bond Redemption Fund, 5 per cent. 1908 0194
Hospital Bond Interest Fund. 3% per cent, 1904 0003
School Bond Interest Fund, 3% per cent, 1904 0060
Street Bond Interest Fund. 3% per cent 1904 0042
Jail Bond Interest Fund. 3% per cent, 1904 0009
Library Bond Interest Fund. 3% per cent, 1904 0057
Playgrounds Bond Interest Fund. 3% per cent, 1904 0038
Park Extension Bond Interest Fund. 3% percent. 1904 0016
Mission Park Bond Interest Fund. 3% per cent 1904 0015
Water Supply Bond Interest Fund, 4 'A per cent, 1909 0020
Geary Street Railway Bond Inle.cst Fund, 4% per cent, 1910... .0173
Polytechnic High School Bond Interest Fumi. 4% per cent. 1910. .0047
Hetch Hetchy Water Bond Interest Fund. 4% per cent. 1910 0100
Fire Protection Bond Interest Fund. 5 per cent. 1908 0485
Sewer Bond Interest Fund. '< per cent, 1908 0353
School Bond Interest Fund, 5 per cent, 1908 0438
Hospital Bond Interest Fund, 5 per cent, 1908 0174
Hall of Justice Bond Interest Fund. 5 per cent, 1908 0O89
Garbage Bond Interest Fund. 5 per cent. 1908 0075
City Hall Bond Interest Fund. i> per cent. 1912 0062
Exposition Bond Interest Fund, 5 per cent, 1912 0075
Total city and county tax rate $2.05
Total State, account of Panama-Pacific Exposition 044
Total rate, 1912-1913 $2,094
SUPERVISORS ORDER STREET LIGHTS INSTALLED.
The Pacific Gas and Electric Company has been instructed
by the Board oi Supervisors to install all-night lamps at the
Southwest corner of Haight street and Ma.sonic avenue,
southwest corner of Haight and Ashbury streets, southwest
corner of Haight and Clayton streets, southwest corner of
Haight and Belvedere streets, southeast corner of Haight and
Also, to Install 12 o'clock (midnight) lamps at the follow-
ing locations: North side of Haight street, 75 feet west of
Masonic avenue: south side of Haight street, 153 feet west of
Masonic avenue: north side of Haight street. 230 feet west of
Masonic avenue; south side of Haight street. 300 feet west of
Masonic avenue: northeast corner of Haight and Ashburv
streets; north side of Haight street, im feet west of Ashbury
street; south side of Haight street, 179 feet west of Ashbury
street; north side of Haight street, 244 feet west of Ashbury
street: south side of Haight street, 350 feet west of Ashbury
street: northeast corner of Haight and Clayton streets: north
side of Haight street, 102 feet west of Clayton street; south
side of Haight street, 189 feet west of Clayton street; north-
east corner of Haight and Cole streets.
TWIN PEAKS TUNNEL PLANS APPROVED.
Plans of the City Engineer for the Twin Peaks tunnel have
been approved by the Board of Public Works and sent to the
Supervisors for filing.
PER.>UTS GRANTED BY POLICE COMJUSSION.
The Police Commissioners have taken the following action
on petitions filed with them:
Retail Lhiuor Dealers, Petitions Granted — Louis W. Hol-
llngsworth, to remove from 25 City Hall avenue to 138 Mc-
Allister street; Andrea Airola, to remove from northwest
corner to southwest corner Taylor and Bay streets; Martin
J. Walsh, to remove from 1831 Fillmore street to northwest
corner Seventeenth and Valencia streets; Edmond E. Fred-
erick, to purchase of Charles E. Loss southeast corner Great
Highway and "Q" street, and remove to 104 East street:
Amedo Maschlo. to purchase of James H. Morrissey north-
west corner Eighth and Bryant streets and remove to north-
east corner Mission street and Amazon avenue: Thomas H.
Burns, to purchase of Daniel Collins. 223 Sixth street and
remove to southwest corner Twenty-ninth and Sanchez
Miscellaneous Permits Granted— Angelo W. Granucci
(kineoscope parlor). 312 Connecticut street; Jacob Hyman
(pawnbroker), to purchase of Benj. Hyman. 124 Third street,
and remove to 146 Third street; Mrs. Hulda Jacobs (second-
hand), 1135 Golden Gate avenue: John W. Clevlnger (intelli-
gence oflice), to remove from 636 Market street to 206 Fourth
street: Samuel Basch (auctioneer), to remove from southeast
corner Van Ness avenue and Sutter street to 729 Mission
Refused Permits— Milton E. Rynlker (Intelligence office),
787 Market street: William P. Harrison (Intelligence office),
to remove from 163 Sutter street to 47 Geary street; Abra-
ham Krugman (auctioneer), 717 Market street.
The property of the Carpenters' Hall Association in the
Civic Center site has been purchased for $70,118.
Weekly Progress Report of
Bureau of Architecture
For Week Ended September 2S.
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) — Structural steel being deliv-
ered every day and a few columns and girders are set In place.
Steel being sorted so a good start may be made erecting next
GIRLS' HIGH SCHOOL (Scott, between Geary and O'Far-
rell streets! — Carpenter work on arcade completed. Interior
trim practically completed. Floor sanding 85 per cent com-
pleted. Doors are 90 per cent hung. Electrical work com-
pleted except connecting switchboards and main panels. Plumb-
ing fixtures S.5 per cent set. Sewer in yard 80 per cent com-
pleted. Cement steps interior 50 per cent completed. Side-
walk on 0"Farrell street side completed. Plastering practical-
ly completed. Heating, ventilating, painting and tinting pro-
LOWELL HIGH SCHOOL (Hayes, Ashbury and Grove
streets) — Painting will be practically finished next week.
Grading of yard and excavating for retaining walls progress-
VISITACIOX VALLEY SCHOOL Y'ARD — All work com-
pleted except some grading of garden and a few places in the
asphalt to be smoothed up with hand irons.
PATRICK HENRY SCHOOL (Vermont, between Eigh-
teenth and Nineteenth) — Cement being delivered; excavations
and form work well along.
ENGINE HOUSE No. 46 (Twelfth avenue and Geary street)
— Concrete work 90 per cent completed. Removing of crib-
bing being done and backfilling started. Rough plumbing in
basement being installed.
ENGINE HOUSE NO. 28 (Stockton, between Greenwich and
Lombard streets) — Second floor joists set and face brickwork
on front up to spring of arches.
SAN FRANCISCO HOSPITAL (Potrero avenue and Twenty-
second street) — Lowry & Daly cleaning rubbish from Wards
No. 3 and No. 4 and finishing up odds and ends. All the pipe
for sterilizing system, both water and steam, has been installed.
Steam pipes run to steam room in basement of receiving build-
ing. 65 per cent of ducts for heating and ventilating of re-
ceiving building installed. Grant Fee is measuring rooms
for base, marble and cases, terrazza and cement work; build-
ing staging so that interior walls of power house and laundry
can be plastered; fitting sash in service building and excavat-
ing in basement of receiving building for concrete floor work.
Conduits have been laid in V.'ards No. 1 and No. 2 for extra
lights in main wards; wire pulled in Ward No. 1.
DRAWIXGS. SPECIFICATIONS, ESTIMATES. ETC.
Polytechnic High School — Drawings and specifications are
being prepared for plumbing, heating and electrical work.
Alternate plans being prepared for general construction, pro-
viding concrete floors and column fireproofing.
General drawings completed for Starr King School. Speci-
fications are being prepared; also heating, ventilating and
engineering plans. Will go to bidders shortly.
Working drawings being prepared for the Le Conte School —
60 per cent completed.
Plans and specifications for the North End Police Station
prepared. Bids received and contract awarded.
Working plans for Engine House No. 47 are 90 per cent
Working drawings being prepared for the North Beach
Sketches completed for the Marshall and Daniel Webster
Schools and approved by the Board of Education.
Sketches for Engine House No. 24 approved by commission,
and working drawings being prepared.
Details — Full size details being prepared for various build-
ings under construction.
PAXAJIA-PACIPIC IXTERXATIOXALi EXPOSITIOX NOTES.
That the counties of this State are planning to make a mag-
nificent showing at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition
is evidenced by the action of the Boards of Supervisors of
forty-four of the fifty-eight counties. By special tax levied this
year the Boards raised $555,435.00 for exposition purposes.
Last year the Boards of Supervisors of thirty-seven coun-
ties, acting under the authorization of the Legislature, raised
$360,954.0.0. Through the efforts of the division of Exploita-
tion of the Exposition, seven more counties were added to the
list this year, and the amount raised is $194,381.00 in excess
of last year.
Of the thirteen counties making no levy this year, five made
it last year, leaving but eight counties in the State that have
not yet made provision for participation. Some of these will
probably make direct appropriations from the general fund,
and others will rely upon levies to be made in 1913 and 1914
to provide them with sufficient funds.
The total amount available for county participation is $915,-
904.00. with two levies possible to be made before the Exposi-
tion opens. With this sum, and what the additional levies will
produce, the counties expect to make a showing at the Exposi-
tion that will surpass that of any State in the nation.
Following are the sums raised by the different counties this
year for Exposition purposes:
Alameda $64,756.00 Orange $7.6Sri.no
Amador 2.659. CO Placer 5.337.00
Butte 3.S0D.00 Plumas 3.006.00
Colusa 7.500.00 Riverside 5,060.00
Eldorado 3.600.00 San Joaquin 21.600.00
FYesno 25.000.00 San Luis Obispo 6.902.00
Humboldt 26,657.00 San Mateo 17.230.00
Invo 2,868.00 Santa Barbara 8,449.00
Kern 30.487.00 Santa Clara 42,133.00
Kings 6.490.00 Santa Cruz 8.882.00
Lake 1,444.00 Shasta 6.074.00
Lessen 3.600.00 Siskiyou 7.349.00
Los Anereles 89.348.00 Solano 13,350.00
Madera 7.122.00 Sonoma 17,452.00
Marin 11.400.00 Stanislaus 13.082.00
Mariposa 1,936.00 Sutter 2.567.00
Mendocino 9.691.00 Tehama 7.315.00
Merced 12.488.00 Trinity 1,800.00
Mon3 692.00 Tuolumne 4.237.00
Monterey 13.765.00 Ventura 3.500.00
Napa 7.642.00 Yolo 10,900.00
Nevada 3.831.00 Tuba 4,250.00
Counties that have not made a levy at any time for partici-
pation are Alpine, Modoc, Sierra, Del Norte, San Benito and
MAXY APPLICATIOXS FILED FOR PERJIITS.
The following applications for permits will be heard by
the Police Commissioners at a meeting to be held October
10, at 2 o'clock p. m.:
Saloons, to Remove — Garrity & Crowley, from 282 O'Far-
rell street to northeast corner Buchanan and Union streets;
James F. Purdy. to remove from 233 Stevenson street to
southeast corner Polk and Turk streets; Christian A. Ras-
mussen, from southeast corner Fourteenth and Folsom
streets to 13 Steuart street: Mathew Hotman. from south-
west corner Broderick and Tonquin streets, to 3303 Fillmore
street: Gustave Meier, from southeast corner Silliman and
Goettingen streets to 369 Sixth street.
Saloons, to Purchase and Remove — David Berger, to pur-
chase of pruntv and Dempsey. 314 Seventh street and re-
move to 47 Sixth street; Shafer & Knobloch. to purchase of
David Blaine 630 Golden Gate avenue and remove to 128
Billiard Parlors (new) — Conrad R. Gardelius, 256 Fillmore
street; Lopez. Fernandez & Silva, 662 Pacific street (base-
Pawnbroker (new)— Chin Ah Lan, 156 Waverly place.
Intelligence Office Keeper (new) — McNulty & Monahan, 12
Shooting Gallery Keeper (new) — Frank F. Budinsky, 512
Replying to a proposition submitted by F. W. McGill to
install ornamental and sanitary boxes at street corners as
receptacles for refuse and street sweepings, the cost to be
defrayed by advertising signs on the boxes, Superintendent
of Street Cleaning Owen states that a few might be per-
mitted as an experiment.
PROPOSES TO BE.ilTIFY POLICE ST.\TIOX.
Chief of Police White has asked the Supervisors for an
appropriation to improve the grounds surrounding the Park-
Richmond police station. The Park-Richmond Improvement
Club, in endorsing the project, sets forth that the surrounding
grounds are not in keeping with the beautiful building. Park
Superintendent ilcLeran has promised his assistance in fur-
nishing advice and will provide the flowers and shrubbery
MUNICIPAL JOTTINGS OP GENERAL INTEREST.
Request has been made that the United Railroads be com-
lielled to substitute cross seats for the longitudinal seats in
all of its cars.
The Board of Public Works has asked for an appropriation
of $20,000 with which to pave Fulton street from Fifth to
The South of Army Street Improvement Club has called the
attention of the Board of Supervisors to needed repairs along
San Jose avenue.
Edward Kelton has been appointed an architectural
draughtsman In the office of the consulting architects at a
salary of $150 a month.
The Woman's Missionary Society of San Francisco Presby-
tery has filed a protest against the dances being given Sun-
day afternoons at Trocadero.
The Glen Park Improvement Club hag petitioned the Su-
pervisors to purchase land to provide for the opening of Chen-
ery street Into the Mission district.
The Ocean View Improvement Club has asked the Super-
visors to place an arc light at Mission and Huron streets, a
short distance from the county line.
The Board of Public Works has recommended that the
width of sidewalks on Surrey street between Chenery and
I astro streets be fixed at eight feet.
President Michael Casey of the Board of Public Works
lias started for Indianapolis to attend the convention of the
International Brotherhood of Teamsters.
The Board of Works has asked the Supervisors to make an
appropriation to meet the cost of improving Shotwell street
between Fourteenth and Fifteenth streets.
A resolution authorizing the City Engineer to install a pho-
tographic department on the roof of the temporary City Hall
;it a cost of not to exceed $4 200 has been passed to print by
■ In calling attention to a broken electrolier, the Down Town
Committee of the Chamber of Commerce states that eight have
been broken recently and asks that the city take some action
to stop the wrecking of electroliers.
Fire Chief Murphy has notified the Supervisors that the
fire alarm system in Market street is being reconstructed and