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V VOL. V. NO. 27. %xto o^(£flwfto&> PALO ALTO, CAL.. FRIDAY, APRIL 28. 1WMI. WHOLE NO. 131 Town Trustees. Tho committee appointed to oxamlno tho bids on tho electric light plant having reported In lavor of modifying tho specifications for the power plant now bids were advertised for and the Board mot Saturday *lght to open the now bids. The Wostlnghpuso Kloctrlc Company whose bid on tlib electrical equipment was some 11200 higher than that of the Coneral Kloctrlc Company had scut In a 'communication saying that they believed that some inistako in quantity hud lieen made and that they had lieen requited to bid on a greater (iiiaiit.Uy.Vjf material than the other company. Trustee Marx reported that he hud investigated their contention und found It to lie without merit und lie moved that the contract be awarded to the General Electric Company und that the check of the Westlngltouse Company ho returned, tt was so ordered. . On motion of Marx, seconded by Mosher, the chairman and clerk of the board were authorized, empowered and directed to enter Into und execute ou behalf tho town, contracts accord- lug to the plans and speclllcations und in pursuance to the awards, for the erection of an electric light plant as follows: ForpoweT~hou»6, with.M.J'. Madison, for (1035. For polosund guy posts, with Pur- " kiii*<ni Luinbor .v. Hardware Co. as follows: For Jo-root poles, *H.HS: 40- fo.n, $8; US-root, «5.15; 30-foot, $3.80; guy posts, $1.48 in carload lots. For electrical equipments, with tho General Kloctrlc Co.. for SU708. For line construction with .1. W Chute, r.ir 91105. (Estimated.) Trustee Marx then opened bids its follows on modilied power plant: Tracy Engineering Cq. Proposition No. I—$1005 . •' No. 2- 1935 " No. 3— 2270 " , No. 4—2303 Houshnw, littlkloy & Co. Proposition No. 1—$1725 No. 2— 21(15 *' No. 3— 2105 The bids worn referred to the same committee to examine and the- Board adjourned to Monday evening at 7:.'I0 o*clock. When the Hoard met Monday evening.Trustou Mans read the follow Ing report: "Your committee liogs to report that a careful study of the engine bids submitted lias led to tbe following conclusions: Though the bids for the compound high speed nqn-cdhdensiug, and for the euiupiiiinil high S|>ccd engine condensing ure lowor thun the bids for the engines of tbo Corliss tyjie uon-con- densing, it will lw for the best interests of the (own to adopt an engine of the last named tyi*o. In order to decide as regards the 'relative merits of tho two engines of -tho Corliss type for which bids were submitted, your committee asks for inure time, to enabln Mr. Moore and Prof. G. H. Marx to muko a personal inspection of both the Atlas and Wood- berg engines." The report w"» adopted and ono week given for tho committee to ro- jiort again. Mr. P. P. Barbour, representing tho General Electric Com puny, being present tbo contract with that company was duly executed and ho filed the Pacific Surety Company's bond for tho faithful porformtince of the contract. Tho bond was referred to tho ordinance coin millcc. Tho Board then adjourned to meet noxt Monday evening. A New Lodge. A council of tho Fraternal Aid Association was instituted at Fraternal hall Saturduy night,' with a membership of forty-five. The following officers were chosen and installed: Past President—J. C. Franklin. President—A. W. Mills. Vice-President— Mrs. H.G. Downing. Secretary, Mrs. S. K. Bradford. Treasurer—James Stroner, Observer—Mr*. M. M. Spill-goon. Guid.i—Alfred B Sill. Sentinel^—Geo. V.'. Harms'. Pianist—Mrs. D. F. Nicholson. Chaplain—Mrs. Ella Loder. Trustee!.—C. E. .Perkins, Edward 'Lodor.. A meeting of tho Association will beheld tomorrow (.Saturday) evening iti Fi'uternitl*liall. Death of Mrs. A.' Goodman. At 11:12 o'clock vesterduy morning occurred the .-tidd.-u tteitth of Mi-s. A. Goodman of hemorrhage of the lungs at tbe home of Mr. Hiu.-s near I.irin hall. The attn.-l: was very Midden anil ber illness lusted'only one night. Deceased is a daughter of Mrs. M. Grotipe, or Siuilt St. Marie, Ontario, Canada, and expected to go East to her home iu about three weeks. Sho has been a resident of Pulo Alto for tho last four years and lately conducted the Palo Alto restaurant. She hus a son who is now going to school In San Francisco. Tlie funeral will take place at two o'clock Sunduy afternoon from Crowe's undertaking parlors and tho interment will lollow at the Union cordetery at Redwood City. Those who know Mia. Goodman in lifo will remember hor kindly in death. Authors' Teas. Tomorrow afternoon from three to six the -Woman's Club will give tho Inst of the scries of -ftnthorV Tons;—A~ rendition of Shakespeare's "Pyrnmus and Thlsl»",wlll ho given. Mrs. Pease and Mrs. Meek will sing and the. program will lie a pleasing one. STreTOT R. Parkinsomtnd Mrs. H. A. Mitchell will be the hostesses of the occasion, assisted by Mrs. Little and the Misses Butlor, Byxlicc, Lockey, Emerson and Mitchell. ■ The Tea room will be in the competent hands or Mrs. Dr. Dodge und Mrs. Geo. Carey, assisted by Mra. F. W. Sherman, Mrs. E. F. Weisshuar, Mrs. A. C. Stephens and Mrs. Geo. McCartney. Miss Belle Butler and her assistants will have charge of tho decorations. An admission of ton cents will he charged and tho proceeds will go toward the purchase of a set of Stan lard Poets. Teacher's Institute. Tho Santa Clara County Teachers' Institute will be held in tlio Unitarian church, San .lose, May 3, 4 and 5, 18011. Tho following synopsis of tho program shows that Stanford is well represented :- WEDNESDAY, MAY 3. Chorus, .under the direction of Prof. Milton L. Lawrence.. Remarks, L. J. Chlpman. County Educational Association, Pi of. R. S. Holwtiy, Sr.pt. F. P. Russell, E. Newell. Music, Santa Clara high school,mandolin club. Relation of tho drama lo education— Pror. L. DitPont Syle. Scientific temperunce, what It is, and how applied—Mrs. D. n. Ryder. Humane education—Mrs. S. II. <Hinder. Some learning pro.-esscH—Prof. C. J. C. Bennett. THUKRDAY, MAY 4. Demonstration of music teaching in primary grades, (class exorcise)—Prcf. Milton L, Lawrence: Nature study, why?—Miss.I. West- fall. Tuinlin's methods as applied to tho public schools—Prof. Milton L. Lnw- i-eiice. Some thoughts for the leuchiLg force of the Stale—Han. Tho*. J. Kirk. Drawing—Prof. I). It. Augsburg. . The m-.-ds of our schools today— Supt. J. K. Cbono* History—Mrs. C. L. Place. Drawing—Prof. I>. R. Augsburg. Round table session, Institute in two sections. Subject, Praeilical methods of school work. FHIDAY, MAY 5. Demonstration of music teaching in intermediate grades (class exercise)— Prof. Milton L. Lawrence. History—Mrs. C. L. Place. Drawing—Pro'. D. R. Augsburg. Course of study—Mrs. C. L. Place. Some underlying meanings of education—Prof. Elwood P. Ctibberly. Illustration of part song singing— Pupils of Snnol Hester School. . A Holiday. Tho following Hamuli merchants havo signed an agreement to observe Dowoy Day, next Monday, May 1, by closing their stores: . a Fuller & Co., Thoit's Shoo stoiv, J. C. Black & Son, Stroner & Backus, Earlo & Co., A. M. Carrol, F. 6. -Thiele. S. C. Gibson, La Poire & Son. C.R. Spanieling, P.W. Sherman & Co., H. D. Bottleld, Morguiro Ur.is„ Louis Dubl, II. W. simkins. Mrs. Oslrander. Tho Tuesday evening lecture will be by Dr. Charles R. Brown, of Oakland. .Subject "The Waste of War." Government Seed Contract. Tho dispatches from Washington last Saturday gave the news of the let* ting of tbo government's annual seed contract. For the llrst time the contract is let to a western man and Charles Parker uf Santa Clara Is the successful bidder. The successful bid wus for $04,0110, but the entire amount of the annual appropriation, 4430,000, will he expended, the successful bidder -securing the remainder of the appropriation upon the same basis as his hid. Tho seed to lw forwarded to Washington will be twonty-twu carloads, and will include several carloads each of tho various kinds of garden vegetables, ' beets, beans, cabbage, lettuce, etc., and several carloads of tho famous California sweet peas and other flower seeds. After the seed reaches Washington it will lie reduced from carload lots to spoonful lots, which will be placed in small envelopes by an army of about 200 women and girls. There will be about fourteen millions of these envoi. opes that will lie apportioned out among the various Senators nnd Congressmen for gratuitous distribution all over the country.—Santa Clara News. Local News. George Stroner came down from Sacramento Sunday to visit his parents. Thos. Fiold, of San Francisco, spent Suuday in town visiting his brother. Joe Larkin will scon begin building a -image on. his Lytton avenue lot In block 3. Contractors of Palo Alto are figuring on plans for a two story cottago for J. .1. Morris. Tho Poly tech nie High School team will come out bore Monday aud cross bats with tho Palo Alto's. In the May Scribuer's appears a picture of tho Stevenson memorial fo.in- lain In Portsmouth Square, San Francisco. , . Mrs. B.Ae. Poasley has sold Mrs. E. II. I.y man's house on Chunnlng avenue to Mr. Joseph Gossctt, late of Marion county, Iowa. An elegant reception will be given tonight at Mrs. C. H. Oilman's, in honor of tho Delta IJpsihin fraternity of which Mr. Oilman's sons are both members. Daniel T. Crowley,- sbn of Timothy Crowley, a well known farmer at Mountain View, eummiitoll suicide Monday by hanging birgfelf to a rafter. Deceased was supposed to be demented. Mrs. .lugger and pupils, assisted by M r, Olshausen, Miss Ztickor and other local talent will give an entertainment at tbo Alhambra in Redwood City. The entertainment, is to conclude with an informal dance. Palo Alto bus never had but one oolejii:allun_of__Ulu^ Fourth of .Inly worthy of the name and that was when tho town was only a third as large as It is'now. No more appropriate year than this could be selected to celebrate. Lot us have our turn now. The Live Oak has just received un invoice of ten point Century Roman, a ' style of long primer tyis- that was designed by Theodore DeVinne es|ieei- ally for the Century .Magazine. The demands of our book and job printing department are only satislied by the best materials and latest styles iu the market. It is reported on good authority that Mrs. Janu Stanford has deeded to tbe Leland ■ Stanford Jr. University the Copeland ranch, located - on tbe east side of the Sacramento river, north of the Vina vineyard. It comprises about' 3500 acres of choice level land, well wittered, and is considered one of the finest fnrihs of Its size in the Sacramento valley.
|Title||Palo Alto Live Oak 1899 April 28|
|Date of Publication||1899-04-28|
|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. 27.
PALO ALTO, CAL.. FRIDAY, APRIL 28. 1WMI.
WHOLE NO. 131
Tho committee appointed to oxamlno
tho bids on tho electric light plant having reported In lavor of modifying tho
specifications for the power plant now
bids were advertised for and the Board
mot Saturday *lght to open the now
The Wostlnghpuso Kloctrlc Company
whose bid on tlib electrical equipment
was some 11200 higher than that of the
Coneral Kloctrlc Company had scut In
a 'communication saying that they
believed that some inistako in quantity hud lieen made and that they had
lieen requited to bid on a greater
(iiiaiit.Uy.Vjf material than the other
company. Trustee Marx reported that
he hud investigated their contention
und found It to lie without merit und
lie moved that the contract be awarded
to the General Electric Company und
that the check of the Westlngltouse
Company ho returned, tt was so ordered.
. On motion of Marx, seconded by
Mosher, the chairman and clerk of
the board were authorized, empowered
and directed to enter Into und execute
ou behalf tho town, contracts accord-
lug to the plans and speclllcations und
in pursuance to the awards, for the
erection of an electric light plant as
ForpoweT~hou»6, with.M.J'. Madison, for (1035.
For polosund guy posts, with Pur-