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r <Mc ^M^m^&ts, VOL. V. NO. 22 PALO ALTO, CAL., FRIDAY, MARCH 24, 1899. WHOLE NO. ISO Town Board Mattlngi. Tho Board of Town Trustees mat In regular session at 8 o'clock p. m., Saturday evening. ■ Mr. Hutchinson waa noted absent, Trustee Butler .took tbo chair. The reading ol the minutes was deferred. Tho finance oomtntttee approved tbe following bills an J on motion warrants wore ordered Issued for the respective amounts: H. W. Slaiklns, salary I 1*> 00 Williams* Bonier, on contract -too UO A. MoLaonlaa,labor 9600 C. A. Moaber, labor l 00 W. Saoor. salary. 86 00 Powell 4 Dean shavings J. R. Patton, legal services... Suaael Tel. Co., rent Illlter. Sloes & Scott, motor Pea. Lighting Co., lights R. S. ftpauld 1 og. . tans.. 0 00 90 00 300 13 on M 00 CranuaCo., mdae 1067 The bills of T. B. Downing and C. K. Moore were held over to be Itemized further. Tho water committee reported that -pipe had l>ooo laid to Lino Hall io.be paid for at tbo same price previously paid, allowing for any change in the cost price of tbe pipe. Tbe sidewalk committee reported progress. The time having arrived tor the opening of bids on wells it was announced tbat one bid bad been filed. Mr. (inn. A. Free being present asked for an Interpretation uf tbe specifications as to whether tho town would pay for the work actually done In case the striking of a boulder or quicksand or other oause should prevent going to thu s|>ocified depth. Nat having tlm specifications present thu board deferred the opening of bids till Monday night and voted to set that time for adjournment. Trustee Marx reported that Chairman HutohinBOn had bought the addi tional ground needed for the wells of Mr. Hopkins for «2©0. The action wus approved. The following now bills were pre sented. L.1VKOAK, Diluting t f&ao Time*, advertising 11 A. MeLaoblan, labor « on Tbaaiaa Barker, labor.. 0 00 8. J. Abstract Co., recording dood a 00 " Houghton ubstraot. fa IU O. !>. Duaaraora, lalor II 00 The matter of appointing a special plumbing inspector during the time sower connections were being put In was discussed but no action taken. Adjourned. Pursuant to adjournment the Board ot Trustees met Monday evening to take up the matter ol bids on wells. Hutchinson and Sloan were absent. The specifications were found to Im an follows: ._ __i__i__ There are to be two wells bored at the site of the Municipal Water Works. They are to b> cased with double casing 10 Inches in diameter The cas- ing must be of soft steel, riveted with rivets 3 pounds per thousand, 9 rivets to each length. Eaofi well is to have on outer easing 13 Inches Iii diameter and 20 leet long, the apace between Inner and outer casing to be filled with cement and sand mixed one to one. The contractor must turn tbe walls over to tbo town complete, and it he considers it necessary to do so successfully, must use heavier steel. The tinning will be out to admit water freely. 'Bhe contractor must give prices in bis proposal at so much per foot for. depths to 350 feet. The estimated depth for one well Is 170 feet and for one 350 feet. ' Payment will be made for each well when it Is completed. Tbe work Is to be done under the direction of the Engineer or ouob other person aa may be appointed by the Board ol Truateus. It was tbe sense of tbe Board that tbe contractor wuuld not be held liable for unavoidable ad verse conditions tbat might stop the work. ,. The following hid was then opened: Palo alto. March in. isuti. To tbe Board of Trustees of tbe Town of Palo Alto: ' I hereby propose to construut two artesian wolls as described In tbe spcctncatlons on tile with tbe town clesjt, for tbe following prices: Outer casing and steel ring tor bottom of £we!lplpe' .V..: tssuo .Ft* won pipe and boring, per foot— For first 100 tout 1 tl For depths from 100 to ISO feel.... T...:. IV 150 to SOB feet. IM axitofoubiei is) " an to sou feet £ ll " " W0 to SHO feet It) • " ♦ mm W0 feet set Koouwed rind chuck for •100. I Blk'uud: | OSOBUK A.'HIS, It was ordered that the acting chairman uud the clerk lie empowered to enter into a contract with Mr. Free on behalf ot the town, provided It waa found that thu price was reasonable for the work. Engineer Moore's bill for $200 was taken up by the lliiiince committee and approved and oi'dei'ud puld. Tbe Board then adjourned. News and Comment. Souator Sliormnr, who wus officially reported dead a few daya ugo, la still alive and is improving In health. We haveiwelvcd the biennial report of the Department of HIghwayB, a most Interesting review ol roud matters.. Various reports as to tho health uf the Pope aro given, hut It seems probable that he cannot lire long. It it rumored that Cardinal Gibbons may be chosen as his successor. Senator Morehouse's bill requiring that all articles criticising any person dead or living must be signed by the writer has become a law. It is doubtful, however, whether the law la oonatitu- tional. Fred Deelrello, a Colma constable, a tow daya ago shot and killed James Johnson, who was driving too fast to suit the offioer. The act was entirely uncalled for and Dealrello, who waa held for willful murder by the coroner'a Jury, should be given the severest punishment the law will permit. Agutnaldo Is growing restless and threatens to attack Manila, and trouble Is anticipated on other islands. Meantime tbe American army is winning victories and the board tent out by the President will promise autonomy to tbe FUipinosr-General Otts-predhjio that he will soon have the rebellion crushed. The Treasury Department has decided that the Chinese sailors of Admiral Dewey's fleet cannot enter tbe United States, although they performed heroic duty in the battle of Manila bay. The matter cams, before tbe Treasury Department upon a request from Admiral Dewey detailing the exooltont service of the Chinese sailors and asking that they be rewarded by being allowed to come to tbo United Stases. Secretary Long, In forwarding the request of Admiral .Dewey, added his recommendation. Local Newt. The S. A. K. fraternity has recently wired their homo and are now supplied with electric lights. Tom Winters of South San Francisco was tn town Wednesday renewing acquaintance with hla many frlonda. Charles P. Strong died at his home near Mountain View on Wednesday, aged 77. He had lived in this valley since 1849. Gasoline engine wantod—A two-horse power gasollno engine. Must bo in good order aud sold at a reasonable price. (•Inquire at this office. Mayfieid' Lodge, A. O. U. W., will give a banquet on April 13. bivltutlons have been issued to all Workmen in this part of tho vulley. Mis. Spulsbury is spending the week ut her former homo In Santa Cruz. She is making preparations for a trip to Europe later In the season. P. W. Covey and Charles DavisTwill leave some time in April for Cleveland with thirty of tbo beat young horses from tbe Palo Alto Stock Farm. Tbe Stanford Musical Clubs are pro- paring for their fourth annunl tour during F.aster vacation. Thoy will give seven concerta tn tbe northern part of tbe State. Bishop Moroland proaohed ut All Saints church on Wednesdny night, and was greeted with a largo audience despite the rain. Tbo Bishop is _ an oloquent speaker. Tbe laying of sewers is now practically completed and the outlull sewer will lie put In us. soon us the condition of the ground permits. Connections will no doubt be made within two months. Dr. Harper, president of the Unlver ally of Chicago, Is the guest of Dr. Jordan today, and at 1:30 will deliver a public address In tho chapel. Ho Is one of the most prominent educators in the United States. H. D. Botfleld the jeweler has placed a handsome new electric cloak in his show window. This cluck is locked up and will run thirty years without being touched. It la never wound. When you want absolutely corect time take a look at it. Junior Day will lie observed at Stanford today. Dr. Harper will apeak at 1:30. ' The ball game between the junlois and sophomores will probably be declared off because ot the rain. An Interesting fares will be presented and the promenade promises the usual success. A volume ul Dr. Jordau'a lectures iWill be published by Appletuns under the general title, "Imperial Democracy." Besldee three lectures on oolonlal policy, two of which were delivered at Stanford, the volume will contain three articles dealing with present problems of administration—Daily Palo. Alto. H. W. Simkins has just filled an order for oue of Klay's Multiple Plate- holders,a bran now Invention tor taking as many aa twenty eight pictures on one plate. It may bo fitted to any camera from 4x5 to 8x10 In size and it costs *1">. You will not be strictly up to date till you have one. simkins keeps everything In photo supplies and all tbo Kodak Honda know It. There will be a fair crop of apricots In this valley, barring any unusal frosts after tbe weather has cleared up, and as tor peaches and prunes, never havo the trees held so many blossoms. Tho orchardist wbo thins hla fruit this summer Is tbe ono who will get the top prices.—Mercury. April 14th, ut Fraterlnty Hall will be held a ealo of fancy articles, aprons, cushions, and delicious home-made candy. An admission of ton cents will be charged it the uttemoon, when light refreshments will bo served free. In tbe evening a fine musical program will be rendered. Tho affair is to be given by the ladles ot the Episcopal Guild. Tbe doinnnd -for California sweet ■•vines insures good prices for the coining season, and the prospects are flattering for the entire wine Industry ot the state. There la roason to believe that fruit also will be higher, as the fruit crop in many of tlie Euatern and Southern States has been almost entirely destroyed by tho exceptionally cold weather thlB winter.—Mercury. The reopening of tho Hotel Veodome Is In an event of some importance to tho people of this city. With the costly Improvements to be made in the St. James, Sun Jose will havo two hostel- i-ii-s thut will rank with tho boat In tho State, and the chances aro that the in - creased business consequent upon tbo completion of the coast road will tax both of them to their utmost capacity. —-Mercury. Professor Fuirulough gave a mewt interesting lecture on "Grook Lyric Art" at tho chapel Tuesday night. He defined the earlier stages of music, song and dancing and traced their development until the time the Greek poets arose. Tho lecture was accompanied by mimical illustrations given by Mr. Dulloy on tho violin and Mrs. Hague on the piano, while Mrs. Pease sung the hymns to Apollo. Favored the New ,01 sir let. On- Friday evening, pursuant to cull, a meeting of citizens of the I'alo Alto school district was hold at Parkinson's hall to consider the proposition of forming, a separate district for the campus. J. F. Parkinson, chairman of the board of Trustees, presided. Professors Croon, Show, Briin, Clark and Branner spoke in favor of the proposition. It was shown that tho distance from thu Mayfieid school makes it inconvenient for the campus children to attend and puts muny of tbe parents to the expense ol tutors: also that there ure on tho campus the number of .pupllB_jr»ojilred by law to form a new district. Trustee Sherman argued that Palo Alto' would soon have to provide Increased facilities for the schools, which are already crowded, and that the new district would relievo this tension for a time. The questions as to the division ot the bonded Indebtedness, aud as to whither the high school district would be curtailed were discussed, but no one ! waa able to give definite Information. | A motion to instruct tho trustees to j favor the new district was adopted by ' unanimous vote.
|Title||Palo Alto Live Oak 1899 March 24|
|Date of Publication||1899-03-24|
|Number of pages||6|
|Place of Publication||Palo Alto, Calif.|
|Publisher||Frank Kasson, Frances A. Kasson|
|Source||Microfilm collection in Rinconada Library|
|Coverage||Palo Alto, Calif.|
|Rights||Material in the public domain. No restrictions on use.|
|Publication Title||Palo Alto Live Oak|