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<m$ oeo3(a^i5oiB ? VOL. V. NO. 31. PALO ALTO, CAL.. FRIDAY, MAY 26, 1899. WHOLE NO. 135 COMMENCEMENT WEEK AT STANFORD. Large Classes Are Graduated from the Various Departments and Degrees Are Conferred. The Succession of Social and Intellectual ■Treals Marking the Close ol the Col lege Year. I 3 Last l-'rl lay the usual ceremonies of - ciiiiiinunciiiiioiit week were Initiated by a ri-ccptloti to tho graduating class given by Doctor and Mrs. Jordan in the purines of Roble hull in tbo afternoon. This was followed In the evening by the Encina Club reception to the seniors nt Encina hall. Both events wcro pleasant and well attended. On Saturday forenoon the celebrated senior-faculty baseball game wus played. It wasajolly.good-nttturcdeontoHt. Tho seniors wore dressed in bullet girl costumes of rainbow hues and tniide u stunning hit. Tho feuturo of thu game was tbo slur playing of Dr. Jordan. The score was 12 to 11 In fuvor of the faculty. A concert wus given at the clniprl in thoovoning by tho Glee and Mundolin Clubs. Sunday the new Assembly Hall wus used for the first time. This beautiful audience room has u seating capacity of Ilftoon hundred. Its sloping parquet floor and great sweeping gallery give an unobstructed view of the stage from every part of the house. In every de- tall the Assembly Hall compares favorably with a first-class opera house. Tho liucculauroate sermon was delivered by Ilov. C. R. Brown of tbe First Congregational Church of Oakland. It was un eloquent and inspiring address. His text was from Revelations xxl:18, "And the city was four-square." He divided the complete life into the four fields of conduct, knowledge, beauty and social life, and be pointed out tho aims and duties III each. At 4 p. m. the class of '99 planted the ivy for tho first time on the site of tbe new memoriul chapel. The ceremony was lmpi-eeelve and was condnated by Ralph Arnold, president of the senior class. A prayer was offered by .tbe Rev. C- R. Drown. Addresses were made by Bishop Nichols aud President Jordan and the benediction wus pronounced by Rov. E. L. Parsons or Meiiln Park. The annual meeting of the University Christian Associations was held In tho evening. An address wus delivered by Kev. D. C. Gardner of Palo Alto. On Monday the class day exercises In the chajie1 were followed by tbe dedication of the '99 plate in the quadrangle with the usual ceremonies. Tbo senior class extravaganza in the gymnasium entitled "Adalanta at Stanford" was one of tlie best efforts In amateur theatricals ever presented by the students. R. K. Culver captivated tbe audience by his effective presentation of the principal role. The senior class ball wo* given in Encina in tbe evening. Tuesday was alumni day. Tbe regu lar business meeting was held in tbe obapel In the morning. The following officers were elected for the ensuing year: President, G. E. Crothore, '95; vice-president. Jefferson Elmore. '93: secretary, Miss Lillian Ray, '97; treasurer, Charles E. Cox, '93. Addresses were duliverud by Miss Blanche .1. Anderson, A. M., '»8f~Owoii D. Richardson, A. M., '94, and G. E. Ci-otliui-s, '115. The light for tux exemption was discussed and the announcement of tlie forthcoming publication of the Stanford Alumnus was made. Thu uniiiiul banquet was given in tho Roblo dining-room, in which about one hundred guests participated. Various toasts were responded to as follows: "To '99," Ralph Arnold; "Value of Alumni Associations," Dr. Elliott; "The Alumni Register," Prof. C. E. Cox; "Stanford Victories," A. B. Hire, '95; "The Boys in Manila." R. W. Htti-twell; "Mrs. Stanford." C. K. Field, '95. Dr. Jordan, responding to the least, "Thn New Buildings,'* spoke first of the Increase In fluids which enabled him to raise tho efficiency ol the law depaeinient by adding three now men to Its stuff; to add the department of philosophy, which hud lain dormant since the chair had been declined by Dr. Joslah Royco of Harvard beloro Senator Stanforl's death, und to add u professorship of economics. The conditions were to 1)0 such that all the fees paid by students would be devoted to tbe purchase ol books, thus Increasing tho funds nvuilublo for this purpose livcfold over what thoy have been for the past three o>- four years. Concerning tlio new buildings be mentioned tlie fact that the now chapel was now underway, the ground having been broken for its foundation today. This chapel, ho said, it wus Mrs. Stanford's wish to make one of tbe most beautiful of ubui'cli buildings in the country, Its building being a labor of love on her part, and representing tbe fact that the founders hud In mind not merely tho founding of a college but ol a great center of morul force and righteousness. Passing over the assembly hall and new llhrury building, now neuring completion, and thu memorial arch, already well under way, ho mentioned the building which was to extend to tho eastward of the library and be a home for tbe departments ot history, economics and English. The buildings to tho west of thu memorial arch, aud duplicating ihe two.now nearly complete, were to be built soon, tbu contracts having been let, and a third building at the end of these for philosophy, education and psychology. The department of chemistry wus to have a separate building to the west of the engineering buildings, behind tbo present site of tbe art studios. The banquet closed with singing of "Hull, Stanford, Hail!" the college hymn. g The promonade concert Tuesday pight' enjoyod tbo good fortune of having a beautiful moonlight evening. Tbe attendance was large and tbe music was especially good. Wednesday was the groat final day. The commencement exercises in the Assembly Hall were full of Interest. The address by Professor Fernando Saufotd on "The Scientific Method and Its Limitations" was a masterly ■ presentation of the subject. The close attention of the audience was given throughout and it whs 11 testimony of appreciation of tho broad scholarship of the speaker. Dr. Jordun's uddress to the graduating class, "Thu Voice of the Scholar, " was filled to the brim witli helpful and stimulating thought. Toll* ton to those addresses was to enjoy a iniMit.nl und moral feast. The chorus of one hundred voices under the leadership of J. J. Morris was a feature of tho exercises tbat contributed in no small degree to tho enjoyment of tbe occasion. It was well trained and rondored tbo several selections with perfect success. As the graduates were called up by departments and tbe degrees conferred by tlio president they marched across thu stage and received their diplomas from tbo hand of the registrar. Tho women wore the senior cap and gown costume. The names ol the graduates appear on the second and third paces ol this issue. -•* —- lulont >27tn. Suit To Recover Money. As an outcome of tile scheme perpetrated last December by Byron Hall Barclay and Lee I). Mi nek let- to defraud the Bunk ol Pulo Alto out of $840 by nicuns ol a forged telegram, suit was begun Wednesduy in tbo Superlur Court by tho bank against the Pacific Postul Telegraph Cable Com puny to obtain damages for alleged fruildlllo^t conversion. The complaint avers thut on tho of December last the defendunt caused to bo transmitted, from Los Angeles a false telegram directing tbo plaintiff to pay to Hurry L. Cator the sum of $840 and to waive identification, tho said telegram purporting lo come from the Farmers and Merchants' Bank of Los Angeles; that the defendunt caused Byron Hull Barclay to represent himself as H. L. Cator and that by reason Of his representations tho plaintiffs were Induced to pay over the money; that by such payment tho defendant fruudently converted to Its own use the sum of $840. It is further alleged that plaintiff first learned uf the false representations on the 28th of Decern her and that it was compelled to employ counsel for udvice in the pursuit and recovery of tho money; the outlay being $250; tbat $7.5!) was expended for telegraphing and telephoning, $18.05 for traveling ex|H>nses and $2.70 for copying. Judgment h* prayed for in thu sum of $2118.34, $1000 being asked for as puni live damages. Joseph Hutchinson is tbe attorney for the plaintiff. Grammar School Graduation. TRUSTEES' MEETING The City Engineer Makes l Final Report on the Sewer System. Tbe Board of Town Trustees met In regular session Saturday evening, with all the members present. Tbe minutes of ull the meetings since April 1 were read and approved. —Chairman H titch iiisoii read a communication from the Rev. P. J. Rior- dan, Archbishop, of San Francisco, asking for - permission to use certain portions of Alma street, Hawthorne avenue and the Mlddlefield rood for right of way for water pipe. It was granted on condition that pipes Im. laid and maintained under tbe direction of and to the satisfaction of the town engineer and street committee. An application of R. M. Davidson of Sequel, accompanied by copies ot letters of recommendation, lor tbe position of electrician, dynamo tender and superintendent of the electric works, was read aod filed. Tho application of Geo. S. Allen for the position of inspector of plumbing and sewer connections was read and filed. Specifications for sewer connections were road and adopted. They are printed in full on page seven of this issue. On motion *A. McLuchlun wus appointed inspector of sewer connections. The following detailed report of Engineer Moore was read: Palo Alto, May 19, 1899. To the Board of Trustees: Gentlemen:—I have the honor to submit the final estimate in the contract of Williams & Belser for tbe construction of sowers, as follows: Contract price— District No. 1 - $ 349 00 District No. 2 and :< - 7454 00 District No. 4 - 19580 90 The following Is tho program of the closing exercises of tbe Palo Alto gram mar school, to be given ut Nortree hall this (Friday) evening Reserved scuts on sale at both book stores: paot I. • .Violin Doet .-ADdaute Cautablle" Dooolu Edward Sherman and Mlllon L. Lawrence Chorus by Primary Grades. a. I"Boclta-Bye" .'..... Wm.O. Dietrich b. I "We're a Band from tbe Browalea. YoealSolo Selected Milton L. Lawrence Presentation ot Diploma*. Books by the School. PAOT It. "A Merry Company." A ComleOpera In Three Acts. Total - - - $27383 90 The additions and deductions have been as follows— Dlst. No. ].—Additiotal Work— 100 ft. wooden pipe f« 69J e $ 89 50 Extra work on outlet, lumber for anchorine-And labor,(also Including brick catch basin at waterworks) - - 103 15 10 p. c, as per specifications 10 30 Total increase Dist. No. 1 $182 95 Dlst. No. 2 and 3, Additional Work— 48 ft. 12 in. pipe ® 59c - $ 28 32 14 ft. «in. pipe @ 28c - 3 92 1 manhole - - 25 00 Total increase - - $57 24 Deductions, 117 ft. 14 in. pipo 87 75 Net deductions Dls 3 and 4 $30 50 Dist. No. 4. Additional Work— 1360 feet 8-ln. pipe (.i 33c. $ 448 80 250 feet 6-in. pipe fe 28c. - 70 00 2 manholes @ $23 - - 40 00 3!ampho1esC«:$2.90 - 8 70 Total Increase in Dlst. No. 4 I nuresse in Dist. No. 1 - - 6«7 50 182 95 Total - - - $750 45 Less deduction in Dists. 2 and 3 - 30 50 Net Increase $719 95 A mt. or original contract • $27,383 90 Increase of work - - 719 95 Total Previous payments $28,103 85 24,825 00 Leaving balance due. - $ 3.278 85 The contract of Williams i Belser having beeu completed 1 hereby recommend that the work be accepted, and the contractors paid in full. Respectfully submitted, C. E. MOORE, Civil Engineer. (Continued on Fourth Paffe.l.
|Title||Palo Alto Live Oak 1899 May 26|
|Date of Publication||1899-05-26|
|Number of pages||8|
|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|