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%xte <ms<%im£fo$te VOL. VII. NO. 24 PALO ALTO, CAL., MONDAY, APRIL 9, 1900. WHOLE tfO. 180 WATERLOO FOB THE GANG. THE LIVB OAK TICKET SWEEPS THE FIELD Marx, Sloan, Mosher, Simkins, B. C. Moshor and G. ,R. Parkin-ton Win Out. The town election passed off without special excitement today. Tbe partisans of the various tickets were busy and a -very full vote was polled. The following is tins result of tbe vote: PRKcimrr No. t No. S Total TRUSTEES S. W. Charles ■14 58 JI2 E. A. Hettinger 4.1 -6 69 Chas. D. Marx no 112 172 G. W. Mosher 33 91 124 J. F. Parkinson 48 56 104 D. L. Sloan 63 101 154 F. L. Worrell 41. 40 87 TOWN CLERK Marshall Black 55 78 133 H. W. Simkins 67 85 142 TOWN MARSHAL E. C. Mosher 03 76 139 ft. S. Spaulding 15 17 32 K. Werry 33 ■• 72 105 TREASURER G. R. Parkinson 94 136 230 C. B. Whittier ' — 1 1 It was a foregone conclusion that Marx and Sloan would win. Mosher's case looked doubtful until tbe last few days wben the opposition to him was withdrawn upon Ills filing a written statement with the editor that be was against tbe ''boss." Tbe result is especially gratifying to the editor in bis own fight since he did not ask any man for a vote and staid at borne on election day. The new trustees have our most cordial support. Let it be remembered tbat the Live Oak risked offending the merchants from whom It draws most of its support in order to stand up for what it considered to be right. We assure tho men we opposed that we do not harbor the least ill- will against any of .them and we hope to work together for the advancement of Palo Alto. TRUSTEES- MEETING. -—fOfficial Ptibltoatton.i—' Tbe Board of Town Trustees met In regular session Saturday evening. All the members were present. The minutes of the last regular meeting were read and approved. The minutes of tbe last special meeting were amended and approved. Trustee Marx presented a letter from Manager Green of tbe Peninsula Lighting Company asking for it conference with reference to determining the cost of the current now being sold by the town to the company. He stated that a meeting of the committee would be held in a few days. A memorandum signed by the merchants was presented, discharging nightwatchman Dunsmore ai.d employ ing Don J. Campbell, subject to the approval, of tbe Board. Tbe action was approved. - The water committee advised that Louis Dahl be appointed town plumber to serve during the pleasure of the hoard. It was so ordered. The light committee reported that the town eireuit bad—been—connected with the circuit of the Peninsula Lighting Company, In accordance with the resolution adopted at the last meeting, and tbe town plant was now supplying all the lights In Pulo Alto. This gives the dynamo nearly a full load, and will make It necessary to put on a smaller "pulley. The committee was authorized to order a standard pulley, and to place incandescent lights at the Presbyterian Church corner and at the end of University avenue. The ordinance committee reported that the town had an undoubted right to put a license tax on electric light companies, providing it did not discriminate. Engineer Moore made his final report and estimate, showing that there was due the General Electric Company the sum of 14396.25 and due J. W. Chute tbe sum of $169 on their completed contracts. The reports were referred to the finance eomniitu-e. The finance committee approved the following bills, and on motion warrants were ordered drawn for the respective amounts: Tbo-. Barker, labor. .% _ 00 L. A. Galraud. plumbing 17 -J G. D. Dunsmore, salary 91) 01) Uenural Electric Co., meters 75 Ol) A. M Carrel, leather. 2 65 The plumber's bonds of C. H. Chris- tensen, naming W.S.Slodo and P.Mullen as sureties, and of C. P. Franklin, naming V. B. Wise and Wm. Allen as sureties, we're presented and approved. 'Engineer Sailor reported fifteen loads of shavings burned during March. The treasurer presented his report for the quarter ending April 1st, showing a net balance of $3660.07 on band. Marshal Truesdale reported that between $3,000 and $4,000 taxes were still outstanding. The matter of making, necessary extensions of sewer and water pipe was referred to the water committee. Trustee Sloan brought up the mat ter of having the sidewalk* cleared of tall grass and weeds. Tbe matter was referred to the marshal, with directions to require property owners to keep their sidewalks clear. The following new bills were' presented, aud referred to the II nance oonominee: J. P. Parkinson, pipe, otc t-66 H5 mdse 40-5 L. P. Deuen, betting 14 15 G.r>. Dunsmore, salary IU Ol) Milter, Sloes *c Scott, meter 13 86 C. E. Moore.servleen 74-0 W. F..Dunsmore, labor 8-5 E. Gibson, grovel -5 SO F. O. MIsuer, salary 80 00 Orr & Peterson, labor. lu. 00 Armstrong & Deguerre, sapplles.. 16 SS General EleetrlcCo., meters MOO " '" magneto and volt m S7 &u Fuller *t Co., mdse 1 00 L.Dabl, labor S0 43 ■' 29 45 E. Maraky, assessment book 15 00 W.Sanor, salary ::.. 8.00 G. R. Parkinson, bond interest 975 00 " " salary 6-40 " ," freight 1« W. Denoker. services 10 00 Powell&Dean, Feb. bill......-, IS 00 March bill IS ao Mill work -000 The Board then adjourned, to meet. Monday evening April 16 to canvass tbe vote of the municipal election, and I swear in tbu new officers. TIIE LATEST REPORT. Committee on tho Chinese Abduction Employ li. M. Uelmas. To tbo the People of Palo Alto. Fellow Citizens:—At a mass meeting Jieldln -Sorti-eeJ-alLon Aiarcli 30, 1900, to consider Miss Cameron's, protest in the matter of the Chinese girl Kim Quey, the following resolutions were unanimously curried: 1. Tbat, we the citizens or Palo Alto, express to Miss Cameron our sincere sympathy in this mutter and our admiration of her courage under the trying circumstances of the case. 2. That it is tbe sense of this meeting that E. G. Dyer, be and is hereby requested to resign bis position as Jus- of the Peace of the Township of Palo Alto. 3. Resolved* That this meeting of the citizens of Palo Alto request tbe District Attorney to immediately bring such criminal action against E. G." Dyer, Constable Harris and George H. Dunsmore as he may deem possible In relation to the conduct of the case of the People of the State of California vs Kim Quey. 4. Resolved, That a public subscription be opened to raise funds to provide counsel to assist the District Attorney and for other expenses which may be incurred. We, the undesigned, were appointed a committee to carry out the above resolutions. We met fur the first time on Sunday, April 1st and from that date to this at frequent intervals. We now lieg to report us follows: 1. 'I'llrough our secretary we have conveyed to Miss Cameron, the first resolution. 2. At the second meeting of the committee Joseph Hutchnison appeared with E. G. Dyer stating that he was not paid counsel but that as a friend ho was acting as Mr. Dyer's attorney. "Further, Mr. Hutchinson explained that he had Mr. Dyer's resignation in his pocket with permission to do with tbe same as he deemed best but that after a consultation with Mr. Dyor he had advised him not to resign his position as Justice of the Peace because such resignation would be construed to he a confession of guilt. At tbe same time Mr. Dyer filed with tbe committee a denial of any conspiracy on his part and a statement of facts as to his connection with tbe matter. Resolution two was read to Mr. Dyer and Its service accepted by Mr. Hutchinson who stated that'the written denial could be taken as an answer to such resolution. 3. Tbe District Attorney bus lieen informed of resolution three and lias the case in hand. 4. Acting under resolution subscription lists have been opened and funds secured to retain counsel to assist the District Attorney. We beg to report further that at a mass meeting- held by the citizens of Sun .lose, April 3, the following resolution among others was adopted: "We most earnestly commend tbe action of the people of Palo Alto in their deter: mlnation to bring to justice the guilty party, aud in the prosecution ot suc^ offenders wg pledge to the cl_.i_ena df Palo Alto our moral support und financial aid." "' With tho terms of this resolution in mind your committee felt that fthey should consult the wishes of tho San Jose committee in the choice of counsel. It was their judgment, in which we concurred, that I1. M. .Delmaa be retained as counsel and accordingly the joint committees have scoured his ser- "vlces.- -in tiie"~a!8_*rarg«> of their -pain- - ful duties your committee have worked sti'ictly under the resolutions passed at the public meeting. W henever denials or statements of facts have lieen* presented we have received them without comment declining however to act as an inquisitorial body. All staterooms given to the press were given with the consent of the parties presenting. The mutter now rests with the District Attorney of this county and with the Grand Jury to say whether the parties implicated iu the case be prosecuted or not. The import of tho finance committee is presented herewith: Summary of receipts and expenditures of funds received from Palo Alto, Menlo Park San Francisco, etc. Total cash receipts ...... $ 739 55 Total uncollected subscriptions 528 00 Total fund to date - $1267 55 .. Signed—Samuel J. Brun, chairman; B. F. Hall, Emory E. Smith, Gustave Laumelster, J.B. Daley, R.H.Schwarzkopf, C. B. Whittier, D. Charles Gardner, secretary. A very pretty plot has been devised by the parties who were put on their defense in the Kim Quey abduction cuse, and tho plot is supposed to be a close secret, of which the prosecution or the public are to gain, no Inkling until the time arrives for the second grandstand play, in which tho Chinese woman'will cut the principal figure. It will be alleged thut.two years ago Kim Quey wits married to the man who again became her husband the day after the abduction at this place. It will be made to appear tbat she was stolen from her husband and held in bondage by another Chinaman uutlt he decided to go to China; that he then .placed her with Miss Cameron in the ' Mission at San Francisco. The reason thut will bo given for the strange action of the husband recently is that, fearing that he would not be allowed to either see or reclaim his wife, he preferred tho criminal charge In order to get possession of hor, and thus remain under thu arm of the law. Thocerti- -ficato of the • firstr-marriage—-has boon— procured, and it number of witnesses have been provided in the hope that they will bo able to over-balance the testimony of Mi_s Cameron. Attorney Herrington is patiently waiting for the prosecution tu begin proceedings, when be hopes to confound the State's attorneys and startle the public by the production of the certificate and the introduction of a cloud of witnesses to support his claims. He will draw a moving picture of the escape of a timid girl from tbe clutches of.the minions of tho Presbyterian Mission, who sought unlawfully and forcibly to detain, her. The plot docs not lack dramatic features, only the public is not likely to believe in the claims set forth, no matter bow plausibly tbey may lie bolstered up by perjured testimony. The plotters are hoping for an Initiative ou the part of tbe District Attorney. The plot would hot havo (Continued on Eighth Page.!
|Title||Palo Alto Live Oak 1900 April 9|
|Date of Publication||1900-04-09|
|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|