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t ? <m$ »(a^£5o&* VOL. V. NO. 28 PALO ALTO. CAL.. FRIDAY. MAY fi. 1800. WHOLE NO. 132 Town Trustees. The adjourned meeting of the Board of Trustees was held Monday evening. All present except Josuph Hutchinson. In the absence of tho clerk G. Lau- mcister was appointed clerk pro. tem. The following' report of tho committee on steam engine was received: To the Honorable Board of Trustees of tho Town of Palo Alto: Gentlemen:—Your committee, to study the question of the relative desirability for tlie town's purpose of tho two Corliss engines upon which bids havo been received, bog to submit tho following report: L The Nordborg Corliss bid is $258 higher than the Atlas Corliss. To offset this difference wo huvo the guarantee in the bids that the ,Nord_borg_ engine will develop one liulicatod horse power per hour on 1.7-1 pounds of dry •Steam ut 00 pound pressure wheit the engine is running ut its economical load of 75 horse power. The Atlas engine, according to the guarantee, cannot bo held to less than 20 pounds of steam per horse power hour under the same conditions, While it is impossible to compute exactly in advance just how these, figures will bo modified by a variable load* an approximate estimate can be made assuming the engine to run 3fif) days a year, six hours a day. at a uniform load of suve.ity-.lvo horse power. Tho difference or*iaving in favor of the Nordbetg engine would then l>e as follows: H pounds steam per II. P., hour times 75 (IL P.)—112$ pounds steam Ik*i- hour. 112A pounds steam nor hour lime* 11 (hoursj—075pounds steam per day. ti7o pouuds steam per day times .165 (days)—240,37:* pounds steam per yeur. Ou the average it takes Ode pound of coal to evaporate nbout 8 pounds o' steam under the conditions set. To make 24(1,375 pounds of strum would therefore require ?i™ or 30,707 pounds of coal. Say 15 tons («; $0 pet* ton. This Is equivalent to an annual saving in fuel in favor of thu Not dberg of about 190. Interest on$258 at fi percent equals $12.00, say 913. Annual saving In favor of thu Nordbcrg SOU minus $13 equals 977. A figure like this can only ho taken, however, as a rough upproximatlou, and merely emphasizes the fact that fuel economy is of greater Importance thun first cost. 2. A careful examination of *,he engines themselves leads us to think, tbat, even aside from the question of relative economy, the Nordborg Corliss engine possesses features, In curtain details* of design and construction, *, which make It the more desirable engine for your purpose- 3, Wo, therefore, recommend tbo acceptance of the bjd of tho Tracy Engineering Co. of $2383, for their 12x.'KJ inch Nordborg Corliss engine. —.— —i^gitcth-r-tJ. e. Moore, ■ o. H. Marx. On motion of Marx, seconded by Mosher, tho report was accepted. On motion of Mosher, seconded by Marx, the contract for a Nordborg Corliss engine was awarded to tho Tracy Engine Co. for $2383 and tho President and Clerk were empowered and directed to enter Into a contract with them. The Board then adjourned. Authors' Tea. The Authors' Tea given by the Woman's Club at Fraternity hall last Saturduy was a most successful uud charming event. The agreeable duly of welcoming tbe guests was graciously porforthed by the hostesses, Mrs. G. U. Parkinson and Mrs. H. A. Mitchell, assisted by Mrs. Little and tho Mfsscs Butlur, Byxbee, LoCkey, Emerson und Mitchell. Mrs. B, M. Pease and Mrs. Meek contributed to the entertainment of the visitors by Hinging well chosen selections. They have both established reputations for delighting their hearers with their sweet voices and effective style. The dainty refreshments were served hy Mrs. H. D. Dodge and Mrs. Geo. .1. Carey, assisted by Mrs. F. W. Sherman, Mrs. K. F. Wcisshaar, Mrs. A. C. Stephens uud Mrs. Geo. McCartney. The receipts, 936.25, ha\e been expended in the purchase of tlie following complete editioiisof tbe standard poots: Aldrteh, Robert Browning, Mrs. Browning, Bryant, Burns, Byron, Coleridge. Chaucer, Emerson. Longfellow, Lowell. Proctor, Holmes, Whittle!1, and the Divine Comedy of Dante. Complete editions of Edwin Arnold, Matthew Arnold, Campbell, Keats, Riley, Rosselti. Tennyson and Wordsworth wer»! already lu tho library. Professor Xewcom«*i* hits donated a eompluto edition of Milton'* poems. Professor B. C. Brown has given complete cditi'ms of I'ntrurch's uml Scott's poems. Chess Tournament. The annual Intercollegiate Chess Tournament between Berkeley and Stanford Universities look place Saturday in the rooms of the San Francisco Chess Club. The Stanford players made a much better showing than was oxj>Qctod of them. Thoy won three and a half gumes_„oiit of seven. The* eighth game was not played because Durrell, a Stanford player, did not put In an appearance. The score resulted as follows: Rhuurt U. C. boat Gray S., Solwy S», beat Bennett s. beat Hennlngs U. C. Whitaker S. beat EpsLetn U. C. beat Bard S., Van Kaatboven S. and Buugh V. C. drow. Total: Stanford 32. University of California 3A. Dr. Jordan delivered a lecture Wednesday night ni-fi.ii'. thu Liberty Branch Propaganda Club for Socialism in San Francisco on "Tbd Awakening of Mexico." The lecture traced lh< development uf Mexico through thre- stages of civilization, the A7.tee, tho Spanish and the latter-day civilization, in which the ^nglo-Saxon—the American—was tho leading spirit. Tho history of this interesting country was traced from its beginnings thru ugh tho two empires and through tho struggles for the establish mont of a lasting republic. (a)—"Mysterious Story' (fi)-"Bunting Song"* "Second Mazurka" Ml** Welsh. . "Rose Song" A Class. "MarketMUM*' Hunter U. C, Kuphrat U.. •C, beat Mcintyre S., Gordenkor, U. ('.♦ The Mechanics Institute has issued tho preliminary announcement of the annual Fair to be held duriug tho month of September. Among the many attractive features will ho a Philippine exhibit and Filipino village. Musical Event. A recital w\\. Im given next Monday evening, May 8, at Nortree hall, by Mrs. L. V Jagger and her pupils, assisted hy Mrs. Pilsby, Mrs. French; Missus McLuchlan, Ritchie and Welch and Mosers. Little, Dulloy, Olshausen and Van Kaathovuu. Tho patronesses are Mudames Gitman, Sloan. Hughes, Dayan and Emerson. The following program will lie presented: Solo—Le Menetrier - U'iunuuski Mr. Dulley •'Slumber Song" - - Gurlitt Altha Loder, Duett—"Evening" - - • Lou F.thel Decker and-Mrs. .lugger. (a)—"By the Spring" - Gurlitt (b)--*'Tho Excursion" Looshorn (a)—"Will u' tho Wisp" - Bohr (h)--Duetl - - - Diabelli Minnie Kimura. "As the Dawn" - - Cantor Mrs. Silsby. "Alburn Leaf" - - Kirchner Miss Britton. (a)-—"Bv the Brooksfdo" (b)~"Tho Luke" Trio—"Spring Song" - Lyues (Violin obligate) Mrs. French, Misses McLuchlan,Ritchie. Sell u man Spindler (a)— "Valentine's Solo"(Faust) Gounod (b)— "Stand lo Your Horses" White Godard Brackett Bohm Alice Spurgeon. Itulhl Cahllssi Miss S|HMicer and Mr. Van Kaatboven. •'Hcrceuso" - - - Jensen Miss Tribolet. ' 'Song*' Selected Miss Hughes. Tableau—"Boarding School Band" ('lass. Flute Solo Mr. Olshausen., "Alpine Host'" - JfeVrit Smith Cora Welsh. 'Trio—Violin, Collo, Piano. Messrs. Dulley, Van Kauthoven and Mi's. J agger. Tableau—"Church Choir" Class. A New Professor. A new department of philosophy will in* organize*] in the University next year and Dr. Arthur O. Lovojoy has been appointed to the position of oasis taut professor. Kev." E. L. Parsons has been instructor iu philosophy during tho past year. Dr. Lovejoy is a young man, 20 yours of age, who was graduated Im,' the University of California in 18f*r» from the department Of philosophy- Hois u son of Dr. Lo joy, late professor of Hebrew at the Oak laud Theological Seminary. Since graduating from Berkeley be has been nt Harvard, where betook the degree of Ph. D. In philosophy last year. At present bo Is In Paris on a traveling fellowship from Harvard. His work commences next September. The work iu thu new department of phiio-sophy wtll include a continuation (lf the work in the lines of personal ethics formerly given by Prof. Kdward II. Griggs and Chelate Prof. Wilbur W. Thoburn. Methodist Church Items. Kemonihcr the social at the ehureh this evening. —. ,—.... Mr. Burwell will houltsentin .lack- son, Amador county, over Sunday. The pulpit will in* filled morning and evening by L. R. Fulmer of College Park. Mr. Fulmer Is an excellent speaker. Bu will preach In the morning on *'The Victory of Faith." .In the evening he will give un address on "Christian Manhood." The Communion service will be postponed till Sunduy morning, May 1-4. The Official Board will not be held next Tuesday evening. It is postponed till Tuesday evening, the 16th. All evening services will hereafter be held ut 8 o'clock sharp. At the business meeting of the Ep- worth League Wednesday ovemi*g, the following officers were elected for the ensuing four mouths: President—George M. Williams. 1st Vice President-Florence A. Morso, 2nd Vice President—Mrs. K. W. Horlne. 3rd Vice President—Florence A, Boring. 4th Vice President—Lillian S.. Hyde. Secretary —Eva Tlumpson, Treasurer—Robert E. Swain. Organist—Flprunee A. Morse. Their Installation will take place at tlie anniversary'sTfrvlce of May 14th. Local News. Mrs (*. E. Kemp has Im*cu seriously Ul this week. Born, Monday, May 1, to the wife of John Lyon, a daughter. J. S. Butlur has been suffering from an attack of lu grippe this week. A most excellent program will hv rendered Saturday night at the Hose Festival. Tho workmen digging In the sewer trench below town turned up a human skeleton yesterday. H. W. Simkins is ready to take your assessment statement and to collect poll tax for this year. I Joseph Hutchinsun returned Wednesday morning from a two months trip to Chicago, New York and Boston. Miss Ella F. Byxbeo has returned to Palo Alto to spend her vacation. She has been teaching in Alpine county the past live months. Sylvester Walley nnd Miss Jennie Boituno, both of Muylleld, WW**- married in the Catholic church iu Menlo Park last Sunday. Mr. Valentine Buohner will conduct summer classes In French and German at the Palo Alto high school building from July f> to July 28. Col. H. F. Vallotte, who recently came tu Palo Alto from Chicago to join his family hure, has gone to Pacific Grove with his wife tu spend two weeks. H. M. Hollemheak und Miss Jennie Hollemhoak are expected to arrive from the east tomorrow evening to visit their mother here. They were both here in 1897 and have many friemls in Palo Alto.
|Title||Palo Alto Live Oak 1899 May 5|
|Date of Publication||1899-05-05|
|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|