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<8ofo O$03<S^Jbo^ VOL. VIII. -.NO... 1. PALO ALTO, CAL., MONDAY. APRIL 30, 1900. WHOLE NO. 183 MRMORIAI. ARCH FRIEZE. The following is a description of the frieze to be placed on the Memorial Arch: The center of the front of the frieze— thut portion of it which the visitor aces who Is about to pass under the arclf toentorthe grounds—is occupied hy a figure representing Civilization. She is tho beginning and the end of tho processional scene;' the frieze has its motive and inspiration in her, and in her the story culiuinatesat last. In her right hand she holds her torch; ut her back are Culture, Meditation und Amenity(out of which civilization may be supposed to proceed); the figure of the boy at her side, Uniting tbe torch from her right bund,—tho uctlon thus proceeding to tbe Jeftof tbe spectator facing tbe arch,—is tho Genius of Civilization. Next, Providence (behind her tbo god esses of past uud future evunts, the Postyorta and Antoverta of tbu ancients, aud at her to i tho cornuneopia ropros -n ti rig abundance, and tho globe) entrusts tho torch to Columbus. Columbus, thus taking bis mission from Providence, and opposed by the spirit of Medievalism, tears tbe veil from America, who is represented hy a figure sugirestlve of the New World as she was /found by tho Sp mish discoverer., sounding between tho trophy of Cancer and Capricorn: she is attired itra muntle typical of Mexico and Peru; on her shoulder is a parrot, on her head tho hortu of tbe Incas, in her left hand tbe fun and sceptre of tbe Incasy. Pizurro aud Corteznow appear, mount- od, tearing down the idolatry of an- dent America and preparing the way for the pluntiug of Christianity. Tho corner of the arch is hero decorated with the figure of the chief Aztec divinity. With tho portion of the frieze at the end of the arch which we now reach, we como to tbe prcuchhig of the cross to tho Indians grouped ut tho feet of a mif-sionary, whose figure suggests Las Cftsas; the cross emerges from tbo ruins of the temple of tho God. As the next step In the evolution of events wo havo a scene representing tho peculiarly American idea or Liberty protecting "Religion—the great consequence of the bringing or Christianity to the New World; interwoven with this scene, and belonging to its spirit, the Pilgrims are seen lauding ou tho rock ut Plytuonth. Here wo reach tho next corner of the arch, which isdecor- uted with tho figure of Wisdom, und, turning the corner, como to the portion of the.frieze which faces tbe quadrangle—-that is, the portion at the back of tho arch. Henceforth, the discovery being completed, the work concerns Itself with the United States. A procession of figures represents the thirteen original stiLtt s. each bearing a shield with it-, coat of arms, and all led hy Washington, who is accompanied hy two of his generals—these throe figures being on horsebuck. The result of the war of Independence Is shown in the figure of Columbtii. or the United States, which <K.cupie*. the center of this side of the frieze. From tier proceels, as by a sort of impulse. Abundance, pointing tho way to the Virgin Lands to the westward. First come., a grou.i repri • Hinting Grazing, as tho first stop Of in. dustry—three mounted graziers and cattle, by their side marching, the god Pan; then the figure of Ceres, accompanied by mowers, reapers and ploughmen: next come Mining, theallegorl-. cal figure representing which is at the next corner o' the arch—a Cyclops whose ono eye l» cleverly suggested by tho minor's lamp. The march of tbe Indus ties proceeds, on tbe end of the arch, with their more modern development.. Here is Electricity, the figure itself an evolution of -the Lcyden jar, out of her head the lightnings Hashing as sparks Hash from the jar; at her side the generating wheel, her feet resting upon the insulators. Next is steam, with boiler firo and rising vapor: then the sciences und typos of human knowledge—Philosophy, with her mirror of introspection;. Medicine; Metaphysics: and Mathomutics with her compass. These complete the portion of tbe frieze at the right end of the arch, and the corner Is crowned with the figure of Minerva, representing California, with the bear at her side. We an* now once more at the front of the arch, contemplating the fine and Imaginative group in which the procession of the frieze culminates. Here are '.ompivssed typical things in the history of California* Titans hold up the mountulns, which the muynum opttx ot Industry, the railway, enters. The ai-tlst has hero seized upon.a remarkable episode in the life of Leland Stanford, than which nothing could more cleverly typify the advent of the rall- | way. The story is that Stanford, having been 'informed that' u railway over the southern mountains was Impructic- ublo, rodn on horreback, accompanied by his wife, over the route which he proposed, and then told his engineers that where they hud gone the railway must follow. The frieze shows the mounted pair thus riling; workmen are cleaving the rocks und the locomotive follows them. This spirited equestrian group exuetly balances tho group formed by Pizurro und Co rtpj^ already described. The Genius of Engineering supervises and controls the work, the end and crown of which si Civilization, pointing; to the accomplished task and rewarding, through her Genius, the work done. | HOSE FESTIVAL. The ladies of the Christian church will hold their annual rose festival ut Fraternity hall next Saturday afternoon and evening. The ball will be embowered In roses and artistic booths will U' arranged for the sale of Ice creum, cuke and home-made candies. Iu tho afternoon there will be a fine program hy tho children, and In the evening u choice entertainment will be 'uriilshed by the adults. The admission will be ton cents and all are invited The. regular University lecture will bo delivered by Dr. Alfred Kmer- son oil "The Work of the Amelicau Clusslcul School ut Corinth." The lecture is scheduled for this eveuing instead of tomorrow evening and will be illustrated by lantern slides. A. J. Hun-el is laying out u rose garden on his place, corner Cowper street and Forest avenue. It is a tasteful bit of work and can lie commended without reservation. It was designed by Prof. Emory E. Smith. STHKBT 1 Ml'KOVKMKVI . In response to the call of the town trustees a mass meeting was held in Nortree hall, Friday evening to discuss tho problem of street Improvement. Professor San ford was made chairman. Mr. Hutchinson stated the object of tho meeting and called upon Engineer Moore to explain his plans. Mr. Moore, outlined the plan which was published in the Live Oak two months ago. It contemplates making a new survey and working out a complete system of grades, tho purchase of a fifteen ton steam roller, constructing culverts and grading and rolling fifteen miles of streets. This work, the estimated cost of which will be $10,000, is to bo paid for by Issuing bonds. This will give a basis for surface dressing of gravel, macadam, bitumen or asphalt which may be afterwards put on by front foot assessment. With proper grading and rolling which will allow water to drain off quickly the streets will be in passable condition at all times of tho year. Tbe cheapest treatment of macadamizing Is rather expensive and for the present doubtless only tho main streets will be finished. But as this work wilt j be paid for by frontage assessment It ' will work no injustice since each street will get just what It pays for. It was voted that it be tho sense of tho meeting that the trustees should go ahead and call an election to vote bonds to tho amount of $10,000 to carry out the plan. IN< 'EN IM A IIY FIItE AT MENLO. A fire was discovered about 5 o'clock in theO'Hearn building at Menlo -'ark. occupied by Jordan Bros.' branch grocery store- An alarm was given and the fire department soon had the blaze under control, but not, however, until the slock of goods was completely ruined. The loss to Jordan Bros. Is about $1,200, covered by an insurance of $600. The woodwork was charred, but thu damage to the building is slight. It Is said that the evidence Is plain that the (ire was of incendiary ..origin. A fire had been started in tbe rear room and in two places in the front room. Two five-gallon cans of coal oil were In the building and the empty cans were found tn front of the building. A box closely packed with straw, thut had failed to burn, was found saturated with oil. No clue has been discovered that would lead to the identity of the firebugs: FRANK FREEMAN KILLEI-. J. Whys reported to Constable John Grider Sunday morning that he had found the body of a man near the bridge between Palo Alto and Menlo Park. The remains were brought hero and placed in tbe fire house, and Coroner Kelt arrived from San Jose at noon and held un inquest. . From the evidence it appeared that the must have fallen from the brake- beum of a northbound freight as it was crossing tho bridge. His bead had been crushed against a tie. where he lay and i bled to death, his blood trickling down upon the rocks iu the creek bed. Later j the theatre train from the city had evidently tossed him some distance down the track and then run over him, cutting his body Into pieces. There were no pupors In his clothing or uny other evidence to show the identity of the victim. He was of sandy complexion and probably 36 or 40 years of age. A jury was empaneled consisting of A. S. Ferguson, foreman, F.H.Wright, Fred Harvey, Ernest Slade, Daniel Hickey, H. W. Smith, S. P. Strange, D. H. Woodi John Martin;—Victor Yesle and Roy Smith, and a verdict was rendered in accordance with tbe facts staled. Tbe body was taken to San Joso for Interment. Later developments in the case, however, prove the conclusions of tbe jury to have been at fault. Mr. And red came up from Mayfield and identified the unfortunate man as Frank Freeman, whom he bad known for some years. The identification was made by means of a tattoo design upon the arm —two flags and an eagle above a scroll —and by his clothing, tbe coat being of the same material as a pair of pantaloons he had left at Mr. Soenickeen's, where be had been at work for a few days. The man had been a sailor in his earlier life, but for some time had been employed on the Hotaling ranch near Mayfield. He was 38 years old and unmarried. It Is known that be went to Menlo Park Saturday night with a companion and they were to return on the theatre train. It is thought that Freeman failed to do so, but be might have caught the train and fallen off while It was crossing tho bridge. If this were not so it might be inferred that he had been murdered and placed on the bridge, for be must have hi in there some time, as is proved by the blood underneath the bridge. The manner of his death, to say tbe least, has not been satisfactorily explained. INDICTMENTS RETURNED. The (.rand Jury was engaged during last week in Investigating the abduction of Kim Quey, theChinesegjrl, with the result that on Friday indictments were filed in Judge I.origan's court against Justice E. G. Dyerof Palo Alto, Constable Harris of San Jose and tbe two Chinamen who were implicated in the affair. No indictment was returned against Attorney Herrington, aud various surmises are being made as to the reason for this omission. Some think that political influence has been used in his favor, while ethers claim tbat tbe intent is to wait for further information, after securing which an indictment will be found. However, on Friday afternoon a complaint was filed at May- field by U. F. Hall, charging Mr. Herrington with abduction. He came up to Mayfield and gave bonds in the sum of $3000 for his -Appearance at the preliminary bearing on May £ at 10 a.m. Tbe Mercury says that Herrington escaped indictment by only one vote, eleven being cast against him, while it requires twelve to Indict. Harris wus arrested Friday and was released upon furnishing bail in tie- sum of $3000. Wong Fung, one uf the Chinamen, is now in jail, and the other, Wong Ling Ding, thu purported Im-- band uf Kim Quey, is still at large. Justice K. G. Dyer gave bunds uu Saturday iu the UUD uf $3000 fur bis appearance lu tbe Superior Court. His sureties are G. IL Parkinson, J. F. Parkinson aud W. W. Truesdule- Mrs. C. IS, Kemp is having her residence on Marguerite street repainted und* ihe interior renovated.
|Title||Palo Alto Live Oak 1900 April 30|
|Date of Publication||1900-04-30|
|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|