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VOL. II. NO.*!.. PALO ALTO. CAL,, WEdSESDAY, JULY 2*. 11*117. WHOLE NO. .0 Ou Works. Edwin _e-ii.li. manager of the Peninsula Lighting Company began Monday to lay gas mains on University avenue. He inform,, us that his company will linild a gas plant at an early date, and that the work of laying pipe will be steadily prosecuted. The location for the plant Is not yet selected, nor ure any details of the project made-public, further, than thut the pipe ls being laid. Mr. Fish lias- received no authority from the Hoard of Trustees to lay pipes, although he claims thut In- ilividual members of the Bourd have- led- him to U'lieve he could get a fran- e-hise. The business men have strongly "ob]ert*ed to having the streets torn up for pipes under the Conditions, us they e-luim that the town has no knowledge of the purposes of the company und no assurance thut the project will lie >*arried- to e*ompletion. The matter will pi.ilial.lv come In-fore the Hoard ut the Saturday night lueetiug. provided any of throe absent trusti-e-i should return in time to hold u meeting. . Later developments In the mutter are that the ctty authorities have—com- lielled Mr. Fish to stop laying pipe until the mutter shall iiuve* lieen ae-t,-d upon by the Hoard. The pi|Hi laid, us - fui- e'list tlie un tin. avenue- as Eiuun-em. street, wus allowed to i-einuin. . i Woman's Club Reception. The entertainment to be gi veil on Friday night of this week, ut Neirtree hull, by Court Stanford. I. O. F., takes the form of an expose of the secret work of fraternul societies. The e-ust of characters is well selected1, even to the ae'tiiul -rained gout, and the victim iiiltiate-d nnderg<H*s many harrowing ex]M'rii'Uixw. The entire program Is (lllcd with !uerriuietit and will ' repay those who witness it. After the ' entertainment tl bull will lie given with music by the California orchestra. ^Vdmission to the entertuiiiitieilt has lieen plae-eel at 2~> cents and the' same e-harge will Is- made for the ball. Fomlers' Entertainment One "of the most elegant ree-eptions tendered the Womun'sjClub ).his year, was held last Wednesday lift he home of Mrs* E. L. Campbell. The rooms which, bad lieen artistically decorated with flowers and vines,, were tilled from iln-eo o'clock until five with handsomely gowned ladies, among whom were a number of strangers. The afternoon iiassed pleasantly in conversation and in listening to the beautiful music rendered by Mr. B. D. Wigle and Miss Elsie Wigle. Kefre«hments served by pi-etty girls formed an attractive feature of the occasion. __ Lund.* Gair-ud. Local News, 11. F. Leake and family are away on a camping trip. The Dulley family have moved into one of the Butler cottages on the -i-iddlefleldTOBdr T. A. Wheeler .and wife am down from their camp it La Honda, but will return this week. James Mcintosh and Mrs. Mcintosh have .gone to Pacific-Grove, for a month's vacation.— - The Foresters' entertainment on Friday night of this week will afford plenty of amusement. Kev. S. A. X-esbit, of Eureka, will preach for the Christian Church, Sun-! day, August 1st, morning and evening. Mrs. J. Harris and three daughters of San Francisco, who siient last winter at the Palo Alto hotel, will ivturn tomorrow to remain here some time. Miss M. Brothers who hus lieen in poor health for some time, has gone to St. Luke's hospital |n the city to take a e-ourse of treatment. Him- sister is with her. - Frank W; Cove*}-. K. .1. Havey und Mr. Pippin left this week with u string of lioi*si*s from the Pulo Alto stoe-k farm, to tnke purl in the race-- of this circuit. The itiataiieeling is at ...Oak.-, hind. Hev. .1. S. Thomas of Minneapolis will preach iii tlie Methodist church next Sunday looming. Mr. Thomas is a son of Mr. und Mrs. R. S. Thomas of Pulo Alto and a brother of Mrs. Cramer. > Sine-e the new tariff lias gone into egect numerous factories in the Eust have* i-esiimi*d operations^ and othei*s have increased the hours of work. This is tlie- sort of prosperity that will benefit the' unemployed. El Dorado. The excitement over the Alaskan- gold fields continues unabated, and not only 'are the regular steamers loaded with passengers and freight, but new boats have lieen put on tlie northern route, and many parties have chartered vessels. It is reported that the amount of freight leaving Juneau is far greater than are means ol transporting it across tho mountain passes. It seems to be taken for granted by everyone-that the^reat-wenlth of the new fields has not been overestimated and It Is surmised thut ull the streams of that far noithern region are equally rlch. A number of new routes are being o]ieneel across Alaska andjiack animals are lieing sent up for use on Sue trails. Sun Francisco bus already A Railway Project. > The owners of the electric railway from Sun Francisco to Baden are Improving the rdadlicd In a very thorough manner. The present track is being taken up and a trench excavated, which is partly filled with crushed rock upon which strong ties are luld und heuvy rulls placed ujion these. It is es- tlpialed that the work will cost a half . million dollars, and, as the road hus never been a paying one, there Is much speciilutlon us to what the ImpTOve- ment portends. It-has been suggested that the road may be extended through the Santa Clara Valley to San Jose. — while another surmise is ' that the Santa Fe road ls to build into San of- this valley i-eall/.ed something of a boom in supplying the articles needed by the miners. The government bus ordered a coin- |*any of soldiers from San Francisco to tile Yukon to guaiil the Interests eif this country. It. is not only Alaska that is attracting the attention of miners, valuable placer discoveries i anil eleitibtl fields. Francisco by way of- tills valle'y ancl that, as depot grounds cannot be huel neur the center of the city, this electric road will lie used to transfer .passengers from the depot to the business part of the-ity. Still another idea is j that the road hus been secured by the Southern Pacific company and that j when the cut-off from Baden is built feir very the line past the Valencia street Mutton are re- will be abandoned and the electric road ported from both Me.xi.-o and Peru. »sed feir the local truffle in thut purt of many will leave for those I the city. The matterIs.of interwit tei j the people of this section, for, whatever may be the i-eal purpose, il cannot full An Enterprising Livery Firm. Messrs; Brill * Dlllzell, |iroprieloi_t nf the Live Oak livery sJulile, are. haying UP additional building ercete'd to aereim- tuocluti' their Increasing business. It is 50x5.1 feet and will Ih- used to stable their horses, and the present building will lie arranged for u curriage house, harness rooms, oflii-e. etc. They have lately added n number of new vehicles to their stock und their horses ure tine travelers and reliable'. In addition to furnishing single und double turn-outs, thoy provide rigs for purlies of any size. Those who wish to tuke u trip to give better transportation facilities. Fifty members of the CulfTornlu Stute Floral Society will charter a ear some time during August and come-to Palo Alto to spend a day with Prof. E. K.Smith. The society was. organized some years ago by Prof. Smith .und he has been thetiecretary from the Unit. It is the most successful and prosperous floral society In the United States and has gained the reputation of giving the best llower shows held In this country. It will be the first visit of the society us a 'Body to Pulo AltO. to the* mountains or mo neucii.-or in make excursions'to uny pointwill find it to their udvuntage to consult' them. They ure courteous und uccommodat. ing and their charges are reasonable. A German Society. A Deutsche Vereln has been organised in Palo Alto with a membership of ten. Two preliminary meetings have lieen held and tomorrow night, at the home of Louis Braut. the organization will I*.- i>e|_fected und officers -elected. The purpose of the society Is to give its members u greater proficiency in the German lungnuge und to familiar- Iz.them with the llterattire-of the fatherland. The meetings will also have something of a social character. The Christian Church. Rov. Henry Shadle of Winters has accepted -a-call from tho Christian cuurchof Palo Alto and will take charge of the work about the middle of August. He is said to be an able speuker and un earnest worker. This church has been organized but a short time and has not had a regular pastor, but the society is In a prosperous condition and will probably build soon. A press dispatch says that 'Marquis Ito, who is now in Paris, will protest to the European courts against Hawaiian annexation by tlie United States. He-will inform Europe that Japan Is ready to resist with all her strength to the lust quarter. This new firm has leased the building opposite the postoffico and Is ready for business. Plumbing, tinning, gas and steam lilting and general contracting In their line will be* done pronptiy an* well; They will -give prompt attention to all orders and do lirst-elass work. The raemliers of the Arm are P. Lund and L. A. Gairaud, who have just completed the contract with the town for the water con-' neetlotw 1.1th residences, and both are practical and experienced workmen. James Mcintosh, late principal of the Mayfield p-iblie wlmbls. und Wm. Clark, professor of mat hematics in the Cogswell Polytechnic school, left last week on their wheels for a trip to Santa Cruz. Piu-llc Grove uud Monterey. m pastor of the Methodist church next Sunday evening will give the third talk • of his sesrles on the Bible. Subject, ••Prophecies in the' Bible Concerning Nations and their Fulfillment." Mr. Will Kemp will sing ut the morning service. Hev. J. B. Little. I). I)., und wife, who had s|>oiit the past three we^cs with tliclf eililUlren, llu."-S. RrLittte and Miss Mury Little, left em Monday for their home in Davenport, Iowa. They were very well pleased with Palo Alto and the Santa Claru valley. W. N. Sloan of Kau Claire, Wis-, conajn, arrived the flrs' of the week on a visit to .bis brother, D. L. Sloan. Mr. Sloan was here six yeai-s ago and is naturally surprised to see how fine a town has lieen created since he was here. Like all who come he Is most favorably Impressed with fl-Jo' Alto. " A congregational meeting of '■ the members of the Presbyterian church will be held after the morning service on Suuday next. The purpose is to choose two delegates to tho session of the Presbytery and nisei toconslder the resignation of tlie pustor. Hev. W. D. Nicholas, which was presented some weeks ago. Not all the placer gold in California was taken out by the argonauts of !4H. There was plenty of it left for the.-peo- ple who came here for many yean- thereafter. If Alaska is as good a country, or half, as good as California has been prospectors will lose nothing by waiting uwhllo for better roads, more trading posts and lower prices there. A region nut much smaller than tlie United States is not to be overrun in one season or a dozen.—Chronicle. •Tlie project of Claus Spreckels. who Is working with Major Winchell of the Salvation Army, to establish a colony oLun___iployj^.^0i>le.»p.<_n__bMt.. sugar, lunds In this Stute is likely to lie put iu force soon. Mr. Spreckels has Unnecessary land and will provide the colonists with means to cultivate it.. The President has Instructed the Agricultural Department to give all possible information to aid the plan. Mrs. Mary G. Jones, well known In labor circles in California, has gone to • Washington to intercede _ with the President lor a pardon for Warden. Then- seems to be no good reason why clemency should not be shown, and wc trust ber mission may be successful. Edward J. German hanged himself at Mountain View' on Monday. He had a quarrel with his wife because she took ten dollars from his pocket, and became angry-enough to strike her, then -.-Immediately went and hanged himself.
|Title||Palo Alto Live Oak 1897 July 28|
|Date of Publication||1897-07-28|
|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. II. NO.*!..
PALO ALTO. CAL,, WEdSESDAY, JULY 2*. 11*117.
WHOLE NO. .0
Edwin _e-ii.li. manager of the Peninsula Lighting Company began Monday
to lay gas mains on University avenue.
He inform,, us that his company will
linild a gas plant at an early date, and
that the work of laying pipe will be
steadily prosecuted. The location for
the plant Is not yet selected, nor ure
any details of the project made-public,
further, than thut the pipe ls being
Mr. Fish lias- received no authority
from the Hoard of Trustees to lay
pipes, although he claims thut In-
ilividual members of the Bourd have-
led- him to U'lieve he could get a fran-
e-hise. The business men have strongly
"ob]ert*ed to having the streets torn up
for pipes under the Conditions, us they
e-luim that the town has no knowledge
of the purposes of the company und no
assurance thut the project will lie
>*arried- to e*ompletion. The matter
will pi.ilial.lv come In-fore the Hoard ut
the Saturday night lueetiug. provided
any of throe absent trusti-e-i should
return in time to hold u meeting. .
Later developments In the mutter are
that the ctty authorities have—com-
lielled Mr. Fish to stop laying pipe
until the mutter shall iiuve* lieen ae-t,-d
upon by the Hoard. The pi|Hi laid, us
- fui- e'list tlie un tin. avenue- as Eiuun-em.
street, wus allowed to i-einuin. .
i Woman's Club Reception.
The entertainment to be gi veil on
Friday night of this week, ut Neirtree
hull, by Court Stanford. I. O. F.,
takes the form of an expose of the
secret work of fraternul societies. The
e-ust of characters is well selected1, even
to the ae'tiiul -rained gout, and the
victim iiiltiate-d nnderg