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^v <-» m&^mj^&^ VOL. V. NO. 24 JALO ALTO. CAL., FRIDAY, APRIL 7. I8»!». WHOLK NO. 128 Board Meeting- The Hoard of Town Trustees' mot lu regular session .Saturday evening, Mr. Butler acting as chairman. Tlio minutes of the meetings of Murch 4, 18 und 20 were read uud approved.. Trustee Marx announced ttfut he liud uceoded to the request of the Parke Hi Lacy Co. for one week additional time for filing bids on i Im- clue- trie light plant. Tho Diesel 'Motor Compuny of New York had boon unable to furnish sub-bid flgures in ttie time given. Accordingly, ou motion, tlio Hoard voted to extend the time fur upciihio bids to -Saturday evening, April 8, and it wus ordori.il thut when tho Hoard adjourns it adjourn to thut date. The following bills were ordered paid: Live Oak, mimiUK fKU nt <iu :* J Ml a id * ut) •j:, im son Tiuiatt, stiver lining -A. Mi: l,:u'lt!;uu labor Tiiinmi:- Ilarkor. Iulior S, J. Abstract Co.. r.-.foiUii.u duud " " HouKblou iilmLrurt G. D. iin.,siii(in\ tutor ThobtUofT. B. Downing for gravel amounting to 1$) wusoxpluined to tlie satisfaction of the liuard and ullowed. The sidewalk committee asked fur further time. A communication from Timothy Hopkins accompanied by a deed and map dedicating u street to the public to l>c known as Hoyeo avenue, was read ami referred tn the ordinance committee; . Two applications for pn-aiien of superintendent of the electric tight works were placed ou tlio. A notification won progenies] from Mr. Hopkins thut deed for a strip of laud adjoining ttie water works was randy for execution as soon ns payment wus made. On motion u warrant for 9200 was ordered drawn to complete the transaction. A petition signed by % K Hall. U, F. Leake, F. W. Sherman and A. S. Ferguson on behalf of ttie Merchants1 Protective Association wan presented reciting tliat a night watch man was now employed under the direction of tlie association, using a watchman's dial cluck having twelve keys placed In different .locutions: tliat the salary now raised by subscription wuh iiistilliclunt and the Board is nuked .to make an 'appropriation toward-such salary, ii. F. Ilull and P. W. Sherman spoke in behalf uf the association, asking for an appropriation of $20 or $25 u month for the. purpose. The total salary at present. lUUOUlltS to $45 a month. Tho matter wus referred to the chairman for investigation und recommendation. J. L. Wingliuld asked for u street light ut the corner of Kamonu street und "Kverott avenue. No action wus taken us it was hoped to establish agreed to furnish drinking water free. Tho treasurer presented a re-port taliowiug balances on hand as follows: Sewer Fund = ? *22,f>48 10 General Fund - - - 2,779 7tt Water Works Funds: operating Fund - 681 85 Construction Fund • - l,4fil 09 The report* wan referred to the II- nancu committee. Tlie Boaid agreed to pay ttie poll tax of a volunteer fireman who was charged with sarin- aud a warrant wuh ordered drawn." The chairman and clerk were author? i-/A*d to purchase ten water motors for the water works. The following new bills were presented: 1'o.velJ d; JJr;iii. slnnttitf* * (MX) J.F. Purkliison. nidsu. ' « TU, W. W. Trucsdalo, salary 1S5 Ul A. .mi-1.mniun, labor y'. m tti Miller, Sluhh a Kr.nil.rcpuin. 8 4h G. 1(. Purklnson. Hulury IM to <; It. I'ai'kiiiM.n, IhjuU J uteres. huo m L, A. (Siiiruuil, plumbllltf 118,45 It wus ordered that in fninn* the town scraper and water cart lie kept ou the town lot when not in use und private parties using same should he charged lift-.v pent* a day rent aud repair any damages restating from sucli use. The telephone ami electric light per* mitS having expired Trustees Mosher and Sloan wore appointed to confer with the companies with a view to securing an auuiiat payment for tlie use ol tlie streets. Tho Hoard then adjourned. electric lights soon. Ur. C. W. Docker addressed the Hoard uskiug permission to erect a •stone fenee on Waverly street that would project u few inches over the sidewalk line, also to maintain a drinking fountain' under tho ouks. After discussion It ap|>eared to the Board that they hud no power to grant tho tirst request but as uo ono had any objection to tho proposed improvement tho Doctor, was. ad vise 1 to go ahead on iiis owu responsibility uud the fence would not be molested hy the present Hoard. Tho |>ennlsslon to maintain a fountain was grunted und tlie town Kind Words. In sending a renewal ol his subscription a Stanford graduate in Fresno County adtU some kind words and thoughtful hiiggcstiuus, which we value us an evidence ttiat our labor Is uot in vain. - We an* at all times grateful to receive helping suggestions from our suhscri Iters as we wish to publish paper to,suit them. ■'While 1 wasat I'alo Alto 1 thought, ns 1 now think, ttiat It would be worth the LIVE Oak's while to make a strenuous reach for the patronage of students leaving tlie university. While there thoy take the DallyJJulo Alto, but when they leave it d?ies not suit them for many reasons'. ■At any time you may think it worth your endeavor to get u lot of suhscrtp- tlytis from passing university men. and will drop tne a line to that effect, I shall be glad to drop you a hint as to the kind of college news we living away from there are iiiterested in reading. I can .-peak for myself anyway, and for some others with whom I have conversed. I make thi.- suggestion partly because I am interested in the LlVB Oak hccinisc of its cleauness, und Its clearcutmanner of -saying things, und liecanse I have spent a good many years of the past fifteen in one eupaeity or another in ncwspii|>er luhor: und furthermore I tun attxiou; to keep myself i den tilled, cveu though remotely, with tlie status and progress of tho university as the years go liy, und tho LIVE OAK at present suits me better than any*other periodical.*' K. L. Taylor will take cliurge of tlie blacksmith shop in .Menlo Park formerly owned hy Greer <& Taylor uud luter by J. K.Greer. Mr. Taylor has linen Intuited In I'alo Alto the past yeur mill has in ud e many friends he it. A Letter From China. I'nni inui-d from Luxt Week. I huvo only been down into the city twice, hut it seems vercy much like old Shanghai, except that the streets are little wider. Tlie stiops are very much tho same. We went to the examination halls whore overy three years the Chinese students eotnc to take the examinations for the literary degrees. This is in the hands of tho government and is just as corrupt as tlie government. These hulls'' ure nothing more than acres and acixis of long narrow ill-covet .ou brick sheds divided up into little colls about four feet wide, five feet long und six foot high. Each student is locked into ono of those culls vwry dtiy for three days, during the examination, where he writes tils essays. There are 23.000 of these cells arranged iu rooms .of 100 each. A very curious sight. There are various rooms for tbe examining officials and tlie whole thing makes a large establishment, Everything is now neglected, as all things are In China. Doors down, weeds growing up in ttie pavements, everything has uu abandoned uir. When the time for'another examination comes (thoy are held every three years) they will spend a lot of money to get things in order and t. hen they will let it go to ruin again: Lost Monday morning we started on our deer hunt. We tsirrowed tlie house-boat "Good Tidings." which one of the missionaries, Mr. -lames, uses to travel around on his preaching rounds. It is a very comfortable tittle boat, about 40 feet long, with a nice Cabin, two staterooms, kili-heii. and everything s* that one can live there almost ns well as at home. There wore five of us. We walked from here to Shun Sing Ho, shouting ducks iu the rice Holds on tho way. Thi- place 1p about live miles up the river but tin bout had to go a longways round to gel there. When we met the boat our cook had tillin ready for us and we ale while tlio Ho Obis (boatmen) were towing tlie boat along the river by a long roiie fastened to ttie top of the mast. This is the wuy they get along when there is no wind. Our crew consisted of the Lao pan, or captain, three (to Chis. cook aud servant. We wont up ttie river about twelve miles, opposite San Shan (Three Mountains.) All along the river for a half mile buck the wot land is covered with a thick kind of cane about ten feet high. The Chinese use this for kindling or lire wood and cut it off once a year. .lust uow it is nearly all cut. only patches of several acres -being left here and there. Iu these patches are tlie small deer. We wore hunting about one ^ajmltogcthcr-and-Tiaw-I-think not less thun forty of these deer and got five. I had several good shots hut was unable to got a deer. Wo got back Wednesday Lu the ruin.-but we hud a flue trip'; this kind of roughing it I like if it does not come too often. That ten ot the principal oilieiais. We each hud a covered sedan chair borne by four coolies. We made quite a show on ttie street. Tho formality of calling Is very simple. Thu parly hus a manager, so you might cull him, who has the curd* of the party and rides ou a hor*u ahead uf the callers ami presents the curds ai the gale of the Vamen or oftlciul residence. Ttie chairs then ooute up and are set down in a row in from of tlie gate, hut uo one gets out. Pretty soon u runner comes out of the Yumeii. goes lo each of the chairs, shows the curd of the occtipunl uud says for his muster (Jang Chin) "Sorry to have slopjH'd your carriage," bows respectfully, and tlie cull is over und wo proceed to the next. This method of culling certainly bus its advantages, as long as tlie cull is merely formal. what's the use of Inking up so much time in 'Saying agreeable things to each other. Wo were iu onr chairs for about three hours and wore glad enough to get out. The cooties aro very skillful in carrying these chairs and carry them with very tittle jolting and at a very fast walk. We must have gone seven or eight mites that morning. Local News. Tbu front of the Martin building hus been repainted this week. II. 1). Bollleld carries an attractive Hue of jewelry which he sells ut the lowest price. J Work has commenced on thu new wells at the waterworks. Geo- A. Freo Is the contractor. Miss Mabel Burnett uf Mills sen. inary is visiting the family of Frank Kasson this week. Miss Mary Loddy a Stanford graduate now teaching in Clovordalc visited Miss Anna Jones this week. i San Frun- * X Palo Alto,/ iu the grundr^^ night wo went to a wedding. Tw missionaries wore married ut the Pros- bytorian mission. It was the llrst foreign wedding ever celebrated Nanking. On the first day of Chinese N< Year we went culling according to-et totu. It was quite an eXj*cricii> iTheie were five of tis and We called Frank Kasson has been in Sau cisco this week representing lodge of United Workmen f lodge. The sermon ut the University Chapel next Sunday will bo delivered by Pros. Joseph K. Stulibs, of the University of Nevada, Mr W. C. Dibble's tribute to our native birds lu another column is u beautiful thought and his friends especially will want to clip it out aud presorvt/it. StrouevjK Buukus have received u large stock of new designs lu wall puper anil will take pleasure in showing you a line of samples. Their May-held store also carries u goud sleek uf hardware. Some oue lias circulated the ruiuor ainong the blddcre that an injunction would lie served to prevent tho trustees from hating a contract for electric lights. Such u movement could only originate with a few people iu town and would not have the support of 'public opiniou. The annual bull of the Palo Alto Volunteer Fire Company will be given tn Fraternity Hull tonight and it promises io lie a most enjoyubte atTuir. Mr. G. L. Merguiic is floor manager and M. P. Madison, II. G. Duwuing and K. C. Mohher ure the reception comuiiltca. Schubert's orchestra from Sua Jo*« will turn is 11 the music.
|Title||Palo Alto Live Oak 1899 April 7|
|Date of Publication||1899-04-07|
|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|
VOL. V. NO. 24
JALO ALTO. CAL., FRIDAY, APRIL 7. I8»!».
WHOLK NO. 128
The Hoard of Town Trustees' mot lu
regular session .Saturday evening, Mr.
Butler acting as chairman. Tlio
minutes of the meetings of Murch 4,
18 und 20 were read uud approved..
Trustee Marx announced ttfut he
liud uceoded to the request of the
Parke Hi Lacy Co. for one week additional time for filing bids on i Im- clue-
trie light plant. Tho Diesel 'Motor
Compuny of New York had boon unable to furnish sub-bid flgures in ttie
time given. Accordingly, ou motion,
tlio Hoard voted to extend the time fur
upciihio bids to -Saturday evening,
April 8, and it wus ordori.il thut when
tho Hoard adjourns it adjourn to thut
The following bills were ordered paid:
Live Oak, mimiUK fKU