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<mz m^^^mm* VOL. IV. NO. 2 PALO ALTO. CAL., WEDNESDAY, MAY 4. 181)8. BOND ELECTION. The Proposition Is Defeated al the Polls by a Small Vote. The election Thursday last, to decide upon the issuance of bonds In the sum of *20,000, for tho construction of a sower system for l'alo Alto, was warmly contested. Tbe opposition united forces that have not heretofore worked in unison, thus making tho result problematical. Tlie proposition was defeuted by the small number of ton votes on the required two-thirds majority, 1311 votes being cast in favor of bonds und 84 uguinst. The vote was us follows: PKECINCT NO. 1. For bonds - - a4 Against bonds = s « '.—45 Total PRKeitt' For bonds Aguinst Imittls Total - - - 139 84 Tho total vote cast Iu favor of bonds was ISM, and the nquired two-thirds of the vote cast would have been 1411,' the proposition being thus defeated by 1(1 votes less than the required number. Tho vote against, as will lie seen, was strongest in the ilrst precinct iu which is tlie largest number of laborer-.. The conditions under which thu opposition united forces were largely of a personal nature, and scarcely a voter in town will admit that he was opposed lo sewers. Goes lo China. Horsey A. Lyon, who graduated from Stanford last Christmas, has been appointed head of the department of chemistry in tho Hoyal Polytechnic Institute ut Shunghal, China, und will loiwte on Friday of this week for his new field of labor. Mr. Lyon, whose home is at Los Vegas, New Mexico, has lie"n at Sum bird for some years and has made a wide circle of friends in Palo Alto by the active interest he has taken in public mutters. He has held the position of superintendent of the Sunday school at All Saints' chapel for some time. The appointment is a most desirable one and Is well bestowed. This .is another instance of the high standing In which the graduates of Stanford University are hold. WHOLE NO. 80 The Palo Alto Home Cavalry Troop. During the past week there has lieen organized In Pulo Alto a volunteer cavalry company, There are only four cavalry companies in the State, besides the one just organized here. A rally was held at the big tent on Friday night, to Increase the muster roll. E. G. Dyer presided und Frank Doty acted us secretary. The Melba Choral was present aud rendered u number of naiional airs. Speeches were made by Dr. E. W. Charles, Captain Barking, J. M. Swltzor, Cup- tain Chandleraud Major Norris. During tho meeting the Stanford volunteers, thiriy-four strong, liled .into the tent and lidded to the enthusiasm by TOWN TRUSTEES. Resolutions Adorned Regarding ihe Sewer System, The Town Trustees met on Thursday night to eanvuss the election returns. It wus found that tho proposition to issue bonds lucked the necessary two-thirds of the votes cast, and a resolution was adopted declaring the proposition defeated. Tiro resolutions were introduced, one by Trustee Marx and one by Trustee Hurler. The former was adopted as covering the substance'of both und wus as follows: Resolved, That the mutter of providing a system of sewers for the town giving Cuban und Stanford yells. At j without the necessity of issuing bonds trie close of the exercises a number of [be and is hereby referred to the Ordi- naines were added to the roll. i nance Committee with directions to tifficcrs-of-rhe-rnrwT'oTnlTiiiiy are' confer with the City Engineer and re-j Local Newt. Miss Frances Congdon of Mariposa is the guest of Frank Kasson's family. Mrs. Carrel will give a bon-bon party at Nortree hall this (Wednesday) evening, May 4. Miss Essie Mundell uf San Rafael, niece of Mrs. Ostrander, attended the Junior hop Friday night. Bert Ross, the electrician of the Peninsula Lighting company, is visiting his former home in Lusseu county. Mrs. C. K'eene was called to San Francisco on Friday by the set ions Illness of her daughter, Mrs. George , ... Courtney. Huns P. Hansen and Miss Emma ■. ■< r Bin-sieil t were married in Pun Francisco on April 30. They will muku their hotmriirl'afu Alto. ■ A New Map. J.J. Morris, the real estate dealer, has a full-page advertisement In this Issue, showing a new map of Palo Alto This map Includes thu Seale addition, that desirable residence property south of town. The streets of Pulo Alto are continued th rough the tract, making the platting symmetrical, and the same system of naming the avenues has been followed. The new avenues, south of Kellogg, are Churchill, Coleridge, Lowell, Tennyson and Milton. This property is being offered for sale by Mr. Morris on very doslruble conditions. Recruits Warned. To complete thu Cavalry Troop about to he organized we must have fifty signers to the apnlluatlou to the Brigader General. Call ami sign the application. E. g. Dyer. PALO ALTO I'UIILIC as follows: Captain—Ei G. Dyer. First Lieutenant—A. McKendry, Second Lieutenant—G. L. Merguire. The following is the roster of the company: EdgarC. Dyer. Arch L. McKendry. G. I,. Morguire, W. C. Thoils, F. R. Bowse* A. W. Meauy. F. A. Kobor, H. D. Bolfieli], Marshall lilack, George Hood, C. E. Gilcrest, Gustave Lau- meistor, Henry Downing, Earle Downing, F. A. Davis, L. A. Giiiraud, Jam.s Fannin, Wm. H. Hill, James O'Neil, George W. Harms. Ray Starhlrd, H. M. Taylor, C. B, Tarleton, Frank Hill, R. C. Ciithbortson, A. A. Dowdon, Wm. EI. Howarth, Dan tllckey, C. O. White, C. G. Sellinan, J. R. Loomls, W. J. Grace, Frank C. Doty* Bert C. Hftss, Thomas Ii. Scott, J. F. Martin, J. C. Frunklln, J. W. Rosebrook. K. W. Charles. G. D. Ditusmorc, C. A. Rogers. James Stroller, R. S. Sput.l- ding, J. F. Parkinson, J. S. Grlder. C. F. Sellman. A. S. Ferguson. F. F. Harvey, Galvln Duly. A meeting was held on Monday night, when the llithl signing of the roll came up. A large number of those who llrst joined did not sign, they desiring further lime to consider the matter. Mr. Dyer thinks it will not be difficult tu secure the titty members requii-ed lieforu Application can be mude for admission to the National Guard. Prof. Abbott and family will leave Friday for u trip through Kuro|io. . SCHOOL BUILDING. port I'ccomiueiidiitions ill un early date —the purpose being. If thereport he approved by the Hourd, to submit the same as soon as convenient toil Mas* Meeting of property owners, (doctoi-s and residents for discus- ion- before definite action is taken by >he Board. Tbe Butler resolution read ns follows: Whereas, This Hoard having determined that a sewer system wus necessary for the preservation of the health and comfort of the population of the town of Palo Alto, and now having that work in hand, and the question having been submitted to the people at the election just held, es to the question of raising funds (or the put- pose, either by the issuance und sule of bonds or by tax levy, seems to have been decided in favor of the latter course; now therefore, lie it Resolved, That thu finance committee be instructed to take Into consideration; the extent of the work neiiessiiry lo lie'done during the next tiscal year and make estiinutt-s of the cost of siiine and submit them to this Board. The members of Sun .lose Grunge are confident that the apricot crop will bo much larger tlinn was expected aud that .there will be a line crop of prunes. As the fruit crop generally throughout the Stale will probably be not more tnan one-hulf the usual crop, the conditions are excellent for satisfactory prices. — Mercury. The Menlo Park baseball club has signed Palo Alto players as follows: George (Jiiinri, pitcher; Peter Lund, catcher: Ray Slarbird, llrst base. Richard Stevenson and family and Prof. Emory E. Smith attended the Corinthian Yacht Club outing at San Francisco on Saturday und Sunday. Henry Butler, who was killed in the explosion of the powder works at Santa Cruz, was formerly a resident of Palo Alto und is well i-cmomhercd by our citizens. Thomas Moraghau was drowned at the oyster beds near Sau Mateo on Tuesday of lust week. He was manager of the beds for the Morgau Oyster company. Thu presentation of the Junior Farce at Encina gnmuasluiu was most successful and the entertainment was thoroughly enjoyed by the large num- luir present, The entertainment which thu Ladles Guild will give on May 13th will lie very pleasant. Tho functions given by t his society arc always enjoyable aud draw a good crowd. Tbe burning of the Park House and adjourning buildings at Menlo Park last week resulted in a loss of $4000. It would well pay our neighboring town to organize a tire department. The young ladles of Menlo Park have organized a Young Ladies' Institute to work in conjunction with the Young Men's institute, recently formed In our neighboring county. l'alo Alto has decided to get along without a sewer system. It has been the experience of ull growing towns one of the very tirst essentials is perfect sewerage and that it doer* not pay to delay iu providing for It.—Mercury. The Sunset Telephone company has shown its narrowness by refusing its agents the privilege to put out free « bulletins. The service is not accurate enough that many will care to pay for war news, and as a result the telegraph lilies will lie more liberally putroi.lzed. When the American navy captures a prize Ihe Spanish pussengei's get on their knees und beg for mercy, expecting to he killed, while In fuel they are courteously treated. Should the Spaniards capture mi American lie would la- shot inside of two hours. That Is the difference between civilization and barbarism.
|Title||Palo Alto Live Oak 1898 May 4|
|Date of Publication||1898-05-04|
|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|