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$q& mz'^miy^ VOL. I. NO. 13. I'ALO ALTO, CAL.., WEUXKSOAY, JANUARY 20, 18«7. PRICE 5 CTS. ""llffROVEMENnanmiiEiETING; A Discussion of the Proposed License Ordinance—Improved Train Service. Pursuant to the call Issued by Prof. ('. H. Gilbert, chairman of the Improvement Club, a meeting was held in Judge Norris' office Monday night with it lunge attendance. Xho meeting was called to order by Vice-chairman G. L. Merguire,. and T. W. Kemp-was made ...ecretary pro tern.,' but the chairman having arrived took charge uf the meeting. The lieenHe ordinance proposed by tho Retail Merchants' Protective Asso- ciuth.n was taken up for discussion. The tiriii utnoe is as follows: t SE riox.1. Kvcry pvnma-at-Vaicad in tin. i>usi- iiv.it of tiuwkiUK!. |h-.I.11_iii_. or fn ihi* itiurrunt ti'li'iitniol ilry ife-MtK. KfSAtihU lippiin-I, ji.ui-lry, !:.*..•. Tt(*!'-, ctgum, ImlMliitf ui._i-.t1u.Ix, or other ituo-ls, war-sit, nt'TriiumtiKi*. or i-tiiuinotlitics. or _..lil-.-.s.._ii... M.ll.-lllii-. onler... nr tMklDifQtttarH tor »ii * Mili-di'thi- *intn". with or without sum- .;i-l.--.. also in.-ut.vi'jj. tat.li*. s.'Oit «u»l ki_ waiamb-. -v.. iti Kofi. tUiiL- it-r l.-iiii.tr. tmr-iuvKK, whhtn tin* wcpnrai ■ limit-, of tbo town of I'alo Alio, shn.l jmy u Ucuutttj of Twenty-live (jflH U»Uari. dot •Itmrlor. n_..i i.o lli.i.nsi* -.hull he isMicil for u to-is n-.riiKi than » <juuro-r. provided, however, i-mi DOtfalnt. iiTi'tti I'outa.tii'd shull in* dt-unwd i't upply t'» i-itiivu.K'TKor -"ii.'itui". of miy ,-... l.-t-I--.tli*U bUMlntRta bowse of tin* Town of paio Alt.. ••-.;_ ..I..-fiti. or solicit I nir subs for ttivlr W-in1:. er <-<K)iiiniiNlltli*s, or to cAOVaHftpra or so- tlrllnr .of CRtatillubed whole-Will., ilt-alcrs who -hiill oam-tttiftorttolioli orders fromoatabllslicd il'-.U- r • only. SKr-Tipsr •*. Chtimmi'ii jj-.it-lHi.n- ro-geta-blcH trutll l-.i-.i_.-ts sttull puy u ..i-vum. nf Twenty i_tu Udl.ir. pur quarter. •SttTios a. Kv.-ry p-Tson. bouse or linn vn- V titud iu keuftltyt, within the corporate limit.-. uf Ujt* Towo of I'alo Alto, a pistol, kuu, rifle or Miomfup Kitlli ry,i.hil_ pay a lU-i'iis.- of Three (81 —H-tHttr-i iwT-nftntti. it ii.Inn ttcense sftair'lM' is- 'iiitl for a lettti period ilmn one moDlb, SKcCtion -t. Kvcry owner, unuiHOTorli'SHuof ItylttK hursfs, Kociilli-d. or nn-rry-j,'o-niiio.ls, or truiri-lintfor ti*iit pirtun* jf_.ll.Tici.. ..*..„:., the ronHinttr limits or tin* Town of Palo Alto, shall pay, for each day or jntrtii.it of -. iiuv ju which liii.y an* run, a ilopntw of Three IS) pot- Inn. fur I'ai'h riiiL* or set: or. if __.rii-it.--d for oBo mrmih. Tw»-uty-tlv.- (-ft) iJoJlanf. Suctions, ah ifaenoeff shall be paid aud eollesied in advance Sm:T(ONB. No licviisc crutil-'d or issued Dttdec any of tlu* provisions of this Ortlluaucc shall, in any niaitiicr. lie assli_nattlc or trans- ..•ruhli*, or authorize any person, other tliun Is tien-iu mentioned or Mined, to do business, or ttUtfabriao uny oilu r biiKinrxi.. tlian is licrt'ln HH'titloi--)'d or named, to Ih.' donv -or trausacteil at any place ot her than an. fa liAri'lti rat-t.t.oi_)'d or aatii'-d, iSithoui pi-raiisKioo of ihc l-ollt-cior ul I.Ic-'Uko-k■ um.orw'd thvn-on. >kction 7. All HctD-KS shall licpaid-for in advance, at the office ot the Tax Collector, in uo'ld or*Uv.r coin of the t'nited Stuteit. Suctions. Kvciy person having a license under the provisions of this Ordinance* sVatl post the Kime cotimpicuouHly in h)_ or her plnce nl liiisinc-s. unit shall produce the name when TevHticstcd" to do Mt by the Town Marshal or hiji deputy. >i .- n«'N q Any person or pen-nnii failing to l.ike out n license in accotdance with the terms .ot this n-ii.ii.in. <•. nhall pay an additional twenty-five '25) cents for each day they remain delinquent, nnd, hrnidrs. slinll be mitiject to tbe pains, fines and penalties prciM-Tihcdiu this Ordinance. SKCTiO?- to. Where iiunrterly licenses are n --Hired to he Issued, the .|_:nrtcrs shall be>iiii •m the lirst day nt, July, Oct niter. January and April, nnd. when Mtiy busine-s shull have been ' i-HUinicnced alter the c.>ininenceuient of feuch '■uarter. the Collector is.hereby imthorixed to iHKtic.a license i.n the rcmtiinittK portioti ef said I|U0rter and to recieve therefor the pro' ruin sum required for said license lortiuch unexpired term. bKCTinN n_ Any per>nn failing to take out a license asreo.ii'r^d'by the provisiuns of tins (.rdtnnnce. shall tie liable, at the suit of the Town of Pnlo Alto, to the amount due for said license, together with all delim-uenc.._a and . o.sla of suit, and shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor nnd, on conviction, shall be punished by n fine of not more than One hundred In"1) _>o..,trs in- by imprisonment in the Town Jail for .« -period-'ant exceeding thirty d:iys.i>r both Mich fine and imprisonment: upon a conviction for any vtolBtibn of the provision?) ot this Ordinance, one-half ol Ihr-fiue imposed and collected to he paid to the informer. -ihcnoN ia. The Town Clerk shall properly -prepare fotnisfor nil licenses, and each license. Hi prepared by him, shall, first, he numbered and signed by the President ot the Jtoard of Trustees of the Town of I*aIo Alto, nnd coun- tt-islgned bv the Town Clerk, and delivered to the 'ntx Collector."Whoshall be charged by the. Clerk with the aame in some projier hook, to be kept in hia office for that purpoie;;the Tax Collector shall file with the Town Clerk, on the first Monday of each ntobtb. nil account of all license* soli) by him and turn over the proceeds of the same, on the aame day, to the Town Treasure--, taking (be receipt of the latt^i for the aame Suction ij. All Ordinances or parts of Ordinances, in conflict with this Ordinance, are hereby repealed so far as they so conflict. Prof. Wing read extract*, from the t-eunty ordinance imposing license on mim.ar lines of business, and alao 1 ■ lien* f-rora Supervisor Ayer and Tax Collector January, which stated that a license Imjioaed by i'alo Alto would be in addition to tho county license. _J._i\ Parkinson stated that the ordinance had been thoroughly considered by tho'Merchants' Association and that It was the dealrti of the members to havo the Town Trustees pass this or a similar license; probably not two merchants in the town were opposed to It. He did not think the county could interfere where an incorporated town exacted a license. A discussion followed, iu which G. L. Mcrguire, Mr. Leake, J. F. Parkinson, J. L. Merguire and others favored the ordinance, while Profs. Wing,HoskIns, Angell, and others argued that it would militate against the town to adopt such a measure. Many arguments pro and eon were advanced and both acidity and humor were developed by the dhfcttssion. • Mr. Leake favored tht. oiylinaiu-t.,ux» ccpt in its aiiplieation to solicitors, as it could not be enforced in that regard, he said. / Gordon Wigle made a well received BRSjech. claiming that Palo Alto merchants were securing tbe trade of the surrounding country, and quoted A. IS. Ferguson as one who was receiving trade from even as far away as Redwood City and San Mateo. He said he had concluded from conversations with outside dealers who send wagons hero thal they would be. wIIHi_g~to pay a moderate license. He urged that the license he not made too hij.rh. After some further discussion the ordinance was referred to a committee composed of Prof. Hoskins. J. L. Merguire and K. R Leake., The next question considered was that of securing improved train service betweenjiete and San Francisco. F. W. Warren was called upon and said that the 5:30 train from the city carried a large part cif the passengers coming this way. He thought the railroad officials could be induced to provide a t ruin for the summer schedule that would leave the city at 5;30 and stop only at San, Mateo, Palo Alto and San Jose. This would enable passengers to reach Palo Alto in fifty minutes, tir less time than is requiroll to reach Oakland. The matter was referred to a committee comprising 3. W. Dayan, F. W. Warren and Judye Campbell, to confer with the Hoards of Trade of Sun Jose and San Mateo and also with the railway officials Mr. Hutchinson presented a request from the publishers of California Commerce for *14 for publishing a cut of University avenue. JCo action taken. The meeting adjourned to the call of thu chairman. Flower Carnival Di.ec.ur. In the announcement of the great Carnival of the Golden Gate to be held In San Francisco during the week beginning Monday. April l.Hh, Prof. Kmory" E. Smith, our townsman, is Moral director, and bas charge of a very important section of the carnival, consisting of a parade of" flora] floats, the Battle of Flowers, and a three days' flower show. Prof. Smith has already conducted ten flower show*, in San Francisco, and something fine can be looked forward to. - Mrs. E- L. Campbell was called to San Francisco on Wednesday, by the dangerous illness of two dear friends. TO EXEMPT COLLEGES FROM TAXES. Dr. Jordan Talks Concerning the Bill Introduced by Mr. Malcolm. Concerning tho bill which Hon. N. E. Malcolm has introduced in the Assembly to exempt certain colleges in the State from taxation, Dr. Jordan has made a careful statement of facts, which ought to have a decided effect upon the fate of the. bill. We give a portion of his statement, regretting that lack of space forbids the reproduction of the entire article. * • **In none of the Eastern States and nono of the countries of Europe are universities, whether of public or private fotindation, subject to taxation. The general rule regarding such matters is that all institution.; which are not for tho purpose of making money and of which the Income is all devoted to public purposes, as those of education. soU entitle investigation or popular enlightenment, shall be free from the burden of taxation. > In all of the states, so* far as I know, except California, colleges, public libraries, museums and academies of science are also exempt.'' * * '•There Is no other Stale in the Union that receives outside gifts in ho cold a spirit as California, aud for that reason there is no largo State which has received so few gifts. ThisJs not because the State is really unfriendly, but localise its constitution and statutes were framed before these matters came to be considered." * * * * ~* **lt would be fitting as a graceful act of recognition for the State which has already sent upward of 3000 students to Stanford for their education, to relieve the endowment of the University from taxation.." * * * * * "Without going into detail I may say that if Stanford University had been offered to any large Eastern city or to any city in Europe, arrangements could have been made without difficulty to duplicate its buildings und release its endowment from taxation. In California, however, out of its present income of *l.*iO.ikmi more than 130,000each year is taken for State and county taxes and the balance of $200,000 representing its annual cost of maintenance, is taken from Mrs. Stanford's private means. * "On tin- willingness of the State to relieve the institution of this burden in great measure depends its future growth< Thirty thousand dollars a year saved in the income of the University means much. Tho irontinuam.e of several of its most important departments, as mining, engineering and law. depends on Uils saying." * * Not the Woman's Club. Many rumors have been heard lately about a tine business und fraternal building which |Ue Woman sclub would soon erect here. Xv one appears to know just how the report started, unless il was because the need of such a building was so urgent tbat the hope of the club taking the matter In hand, engendered the wish. ' No harm has been done by agitating.the subject, other than to cause perhaps some uneasiness lest the club should assume too great a responsibility. The Woman's Club of Palo Alto has always bfeen foremost in all progressive measures affecting the the town, and were it possible, would gladly take the responsibility of putting up such a build ing 08 our every day needs now require. But they feel that at present tbe work is beyond their power, and must let this splendid business pimposition puss to those who are better able to "undertake it. The club has much work which comes nal orally within Its sphere, and it is faithfully performing every possible duty, but its members are all very busy women and therefore hesitate about taking up so great a churg-uMis the construction of such a building would entail. Now that it is made plain that the ladies do not intend taking this work, wo trust that some of onr progressive men will form a corporation and put up a building thut will do credit to our pretty city. A Contemplated Building. At tho meeting of the Independent Order of Foresters on Monday night, the question of the erection of a brick bunding by the lodge was discussed. It is designed to put up a .-.truVturo at a cost of about $8000, which is to l>o two stories, with an entertainment hall on the lower floor and a complete lodge ball, with ante-rooms, banquet room, etc., on the second floor. The site favored was the lot adjoining the Pni;ry building on tho east. The plan is to form an incorporation and issue stick. Committees were appointed to Investigate the various matters connect (1 With "the project. ' We TnisT the plati will be found feasible aud the building erected as so-on as possible. That Ordinance. While those of the college professors present at the meeting Monday night opposed the business license ordinance in its present form, several of them have stilted to us that an ordinance in . a modified form would not prove objectionable. Other towns And such ordinances satisfactory and a" source of revenue. The Merchants".Association is discussing the question of holding a mock election to'secure an expression of the citizens on the matter. We have tried to make it clearly understood that in assuming control of the reading room.) the Woman's Club , docs not assume tbe moneyed responsibility as a club, its membeciTw'e not, to be held for the .means with wmeh to carry on the, rooms, they merely undertake to influence the citizens of the town to aid in the good work so effectually that no uneasiness need be felt. We trust tho members of tin* club will not Ikj discouraged but will go on with the good work. Kev. Edwurd Griffon and wifearrlved from china on Tr.esday, and arc guests of their uncle.und aunt, Mr. aud Mrs. D. L. Sloan. Both Mr. and Mrs. Chiffon have lH-en missionaries iu China for a number of years, but wore forced to leave suddenly on account of Mrs. Grlflfen'a failing health. Wm. Huff of Mountain View has purchased an interest in P. L. Wisdom's meat market, and assumed his share of the management a few days ago. Rev. Jay Williams Hudson of Oakland will preach for tho Christian church at Nortree hall next Sunday morning and evening. Owing to the pcess of local matter we have been compelled to omit the publication of the cut intended fort his issue.
|Title||Palo Alto Live Oak 1897 January 20|
|Date of Publication||1897-01-20|
|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. I. NO. 13.
I'ALO ALTO, CAL.., WEUXKSOAY, JANUARY 20, 18«7.
PRICE 5 CTS.
A Discussion of the Proposed License Ordinance—Improved Train Service.
Pursuant to the call Issued by Prof.
('. H. Gilbert, chairman of the Improvement Club, a meeting was held in
Judge Norris' office Monday night with
it lunge attendance. Xho meeting was
called to order by Vice-chairman G. L.
Merguire,. and T. W. Kemp-was made
...ecretary pro tern.,' but the chairman
having arrived took charge uf the
The lieenHe ordinance proposed by
tho Retail Merchants' Protective Asso-
ciuth.n was taken up for discussion.
The tiriii utnoe is as follows: t
SE riox.1. Kvcry pvnma-at-Vaicad in tin. i>usi-
iiv.it of tiuwkiUK!. |h-.I.11_iii_. or fn ihi* itiurrunt
ti'li'iitniol ilry ife-MtK. KfSAtihU lippiin-I, ji.ui-lry,
!:.*..•. Tt(*!'-, ctgum, ImlMliitf ui._i-.t1u.Ix, or other
ituo-ls, war-sit, nt'TriiumtiKi*. or i-tiiuinotlitics. or
_..lil-.-.s.._ii... M.ll.-lllii-. onler... nr tMklDifQtttarH
tor »ii * Mili-di'thi- *intn". with or without sum-
.;i-l.--.. also in.-ut.vi'jj. tat.li*. s.'Oit «u»l ki_ waiamb-.
-v.. iti Kofi. tUiiL- it-r l.-iiii.tr. tmr-iuvKK, whhtn tin*
wcpnrai ■ limit-, of tbo town of I'alo Alio, shn.l
jmy u Ucuutttj of Twenty-live (jflH U»Uari. dot
•Itmrlor. n_..i i.o lli.i.nsi* -.hull he isMicil for u
to-is n-.riiKi than »