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%M W-S^ft^ VOL. III. NO-. ia PALO ALTO, CAL.. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 185JS. PALO ALTO STOCK FARM. Tre MitboJ o' Training Colls al This Famous Place. Twenty years ago .Senator Stanford hitd t'u* foundation of the stork farm on tie Palo Alto estate whie'i he hud pure r.s>nl a few yotrs before*- It cmn- prises several thousand acres of hill and valley html situated frotween. the University campus and the foothills. The flue climate. diversiti<>d soil and abundant supply of water make the l'alo Alto ranch ai ideal location f-ora groat stock farm. The beginning'of this great modern establishment was made by the importation of a number of horses from Stony Kurd, near Schenectady. New York. The purchase of notable stoek ami the in trod net ion of new methods of trailing soon brought the farm into tin' prominence It has sinee held among stockmen all o\er the world. An adequate description of these methods would till many columns, so we can only toueh up<m the innovation here In troll d, called the Kindergarten. "The object of Kindergarten work is to develop strength and sjh-ed without doing injury ttt*bo colt. The time to work colts iu the Kindergarten is when they feel good. The Kindergarten is acnv- ered paddock, inch*si"g a miniature racetrack; it is abont -'tMi feet aroiunl the turns, thrown up and so constructed that it is impossible for a eolt to run a-jaiiiKt anything except a smooth rail or the sides aud ends of the board walls. The ttrsfc lesson the eolt of seven months old get* Is to Ik* led around for several days until acquainted with the surroundings. When ready to be turned loose, he is hooted a'l around as a protection against hitting himself, then led into the ring and turned loose. After a few runs around the ring, he soon learns what is required of him, and his development in trotting is eon- tiuued until it is time for him to "be broke to harness. "From the Kindergarten the colts are sent to the breaking stable, aud broke double and single and iu a very thorough manner. They are all broke in their yearling form ami after being broke and not hitched up for two years they never forget their having Been h-nuki*. They are tlrst bitted, then driven with long lines, then hitehed up alongside a quiet horse, driven first on one side, then on the other, thoroughly broke this way, and Dually driven single with and without blinds, taught to stand still, to back, in fact they are taught everything that a horse should know to lieeomc a first-class roadster. From the breaking barn they find their way into the hands of tbe trainer, and many of the prominent drivers of today have ban* died tbe youngsters at l'alo Alto. Among tho many we recall Charles Marvin, Henry McGregor, Janus Dustin, the Laird brothers, Thomas O'Brien, Fred Isabel, Fred Margrave. Richard Have}*. Wm. Houser, .lames Nolan, Dan Cool, .lames Magttire. Some of the greatest of drivers at diiTcru.it times have piloted the l'alo WHOLE NO. 71 Alto horses to victory—the names of I Dnble. Iliekok. McDowell. May lieu. \ and, others apj-ear upon the records of the great farm. "Under the system adopted at Palo Alto, for the development of speed..a. large number of colt trotters have attained high honors in holding the] world's champion records. " This alone ; would be a great recommendation that] the met hods used hail merit." but when \ adding to those high achievements the ; : great volume of speed ut al! ages that ; *has been developed at l'alo Alto, the! methods used iu the development of j speed, the theory of Senator Stanford will Im readily recogip/.cd by horsemen \ as having superior advantages The rules ace simple, and are as follows: First—Horses that are in condition to he worked for speed-; jogging is considered a useless waste of force. Second—The amount of work and THE WATER QUESTION. Outlying Districts Want to Be Supplied; from the Town System. On Saturday night the town trustees I informally discussed the matter uf fur- i nishiug water to property outside the town limits. The question was brought up through requests from outside par-! ties for connection with the town water } works. The question was discussed at tbe] mass meetings held previous to voting water bonds and objections that might have been made at thut time were silenced hy the fact that it was illegal so to supply water. But by an act of IH!t? the Legislature authorized municipalities owning a water plant to supply water to property not within the incorporate limits, but with the provision PALO ALTO STOCK FARM. distance to he driven to be determined j that this might he done only win by the condition of tlie horse. Third - The theory of developing and acquiring speed is to drive short distances, forcing the horse in some part of his work to a supreme effort. Fourth--Xev.r drive so * far as to »s averse to complying with the request the supply of water Is in excess ot the needs of the municipality. The sentiment of the Board*, judging from *.he conversation of the members. with citizens of these ndjaceiil districts. If they desire to avail themselves in the regular way of the ad vantages thut obtain iu the town they will bo welcomed within the fold; if not, they can hardly expect to receive any special favors. Accidentally Shot. Will Martin, u delivery clerk at the Fair, was accidentally shot through the hand, on Friday evening. He wus delivering goods in the vicinity of Menlo Park, and hud tuketi a shotgun along in the hope of securing some game. Tho gun was leaning ugaiust tbe wagon seat aud slipped down. Will attempted to pull it back when it was discharged. Tho contents of the barrel passed through his wrist, and eight or ten shot struck him in the fare one entering the. eye. IDs right hand was terribly lacerated, every bone in the wrist being shattered. Yet he drove hack to town and on reaching the store called for Mr. Leake and walked with him to Dr. Kellogg*** office. He was then taken to the homo of Mr. Leake, and Dr. Kellogg amputated the hand at the wrist and removed the shot from his face, except one shot winch had penetrated into or near the eye from below. Ho is-j_.*dng-a**-weH— as could bo expected under the circumstances. It Is probable that he will lose the sight of his right eye. Willis a popular young mtm and bis numerous friends deeply regret -his misfortune. Ho was thoroughly familiar with fire- a-ins, being fond of hunting, and it was by accident rather than carelessness that he received his injuries. His mother*, who lives mar Almndcu, is here to attend/ him while he is coi Ii j *d to liis ropip-r Longlty - Dale. ■cause exhaustion, us at that time relaxation occurs und break-downs are ] the result. Always go to the stable with full speed left. | Fifth—When a horse has acquired speed lengthen the drive gradually, i until he has developed the ncecseary 'motive and lung power to carry his 1 speed the full distance he is expected to go. Applies Here. J Trot out the candidates Tor city" trustees. The people want time to thoroughly discuss their business ability and qualifications. If properly handled I led lands is is in shape to make a most magnificent growth during the jars, of these -outsi 'e parties. To do so would necessitate extending the pipe lines to the town limits at considerable expense, aud it is uncertain whether, with the present number of wells, the water could be furnished during the summer months. Tt would also he necessary to charge a higher water ratd than that fixed for the town, else an injustice would Im? done to the people of the town, who are being taxed bn* the improvements secured by 4*MH>r|M»ralion. Palo Alto hus an adequate supply oT water and excellent protection from tire, the -streets are spriliked when required, sewers are to bo provided and many other improvements made, I next two or three years. Hut we want and for all this the people are willing ! signal abilitv at the head or our city to I>«v. It would be an unwise and -r„vernmcnt.--Ciirograph. .unequal policy to extend those advant- i_ ages to outlying property, since the Kev. J. W. Graybill gave an inter- owners of such property have not met 'nsting address at the Presbyterian the requirements to guarantee them ! church Sunday jiight on the Cuban this right. - There is one recourse, and j question. He favored freedom for only one, for them, and that Is to have Cuba but did not believe that the their property included in the limits of Maine disaster was sufficient reuse for the incorporation. 1 he question is I war with Spain. , one the sole decision of which rests John A. Longley, principal of the l'alo Alto high'school, and Miss Clara K. Dale, of (Juysorville, Sonoma county, were married in San Francisco on Saturday, by the Hev. Mr. Urmy. The bride Is a daughter of Mr. und Mrs. John II. Dale, former residents of Mountain View, but now living at Geyscrvtlle. She is a young woman of fine attainments and will he a welcome acquisition to the social and literary circles of l'alo Alto. Mr. Longley Is also a resident of Mountain View, but is well known here, having graduated from Stanford University with the class of IWMi. He has also taken a degree from Harvard, slid for the past two years has been pursuing post-graduate work at Stanford. He was elected principal of the high school upon the resignation of Prof, E. I. Miller, at .the beginning of the present year. During hist semester he taught French and German In the high school, and has been most sncces-fnl ; iiuth as teacher aud principal, Mr. and Mrs. Longley have takt u rooms with the HnrchumV, at the coi - net* of ('banning avenue and Mat - gueritc Street, when* they will be at home to their frit nds.
|Title||Palo Alto Live Oak 1898 March 2|
|Date of Publication||1898-03-02|
|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|
VOL. III. NO-. ia
PALO ALTO, CAL.. WEDNESDAY, MARCH
PALO ALTO STOCK FARM.
Tre MitboJ o' Training Colls al This Famous Place.
Twenty years ago .Senator Stanford
hitd t'u* foundation of the stork farm
on tie Palo Alto estate whie'i he hud
pure r.s>nl a few yotrs before*- It cmn-
prises several thousand acres of hill
and valley html situated frotween. the
University campus and the foothills.
The flue climate. diversiti<>d soil and
abundant supply of water make the
l'alo Alto ranch ai ideal location f-ora
groat stock farm.
The beginning'of this great modern
establishment was made by the importation of a number of horses from
Stony Kurd, near Schenectady. New
York. The purchase of notable stoek
ami the in trod net ion of new methods
of trailing soon brought the
farm into tin' prominence It has
sinee held among stockmen all
o\er the world.
An adequate description of
these methods would till many
columns, so we can only toueh