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Abstract^ms'&mfr&s. VOL. III. NO. 5. I'ALO ALTO, CAL., WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 18»7. WHOLE NO. .17 TRUSTEES* MEETING. An Ordinance of Intention to Establish a Sewer System. 4 III 1.1 SI sw *H 75 1*1 mi ami .5 mi io ai HCi ill y 30 -.' si I IS 4 «■ 150 Ul All member* were present at tho regular mooting of tlie Hoard on Saturday niglit. Judge E. L. i'uiujibi.il presented a petition from interested projierty own- em asking that Cowper street be* tweon University ami Forest avenues, lie graded and gruveled. The town surveyor wan Instructed to nut the necessary grade Htuketi and the marshal lo secure the required signatures of parties owning pro|iei*ty on said street lo the petition. If the property owners unite, the town will pay one-half the oust of the improvement. The following bills worn ordered paid; \V. E. .-.orris, rent J*. I 3,'uki 11. J. Camilliell, laltor . 7 ■-, Mullen & Harms, labor 1.1 VI; OAK, printing T. H. Swatti. labor M.MoDroj, labor Times, job work Miller* Scott, supplies Sunset Tclclihuuc Co W. Saoor, salarv l'.L.Co., light*....'. S.C.V. Mill Co.; fuel i;. B. Goodrich, supplies L. Dab!, supplies...' A. M. Carrel, supplies W. F. UuQsmore, lalmr... P: L.Worrell. freighting-.. il. H.AUen.oll 1*50 liairauil & Lund, work on water system, IM it; lloaun Horn* Co.. bus,- Ill K) ll. D. Duusmore. labor SOU New bills were presented as follows: v.. K. Carpebter.surveyor SSOO ,1. F. Parkinson, mer ibanaise 41 70 ii. U. Dunsmore. lalior -. 8 HO i.ivaOAB, prlutlug 1000 The treasurer reported a balance on hand of *74.->.a0. He was also authorized to collect $225 for water furnished to the county. A communication was presented from ■ I>. J. Cam |iln'II. protesting against the j reduction of n bill for labor, presented j by him. He wrote that he would accept the full amount of his claim or i nothing. Geo. T. Gaden spoke in reference to I the advertisement for a gas franchise and the terms upon which It would bei granted. The president of the Board agreed to Investigate the pnitits raised. ■. Ordinance No. 40 was Introduced de-i daring the necessity of a sewer system j for the town and' the intention to establish the same. President Hnt.i'liiiisoii stilted that the recent decision that municipal bonds could not be made payable in gold, but must be paid In lawful money, was before the supreme court for a rehearing and that a decision was exiiected soon. If the decision is sustained it would be difficult to sell bonds, hut [f It Is revised the bonds could be readily sold. Time! could lie saved hy doing the prelimi-1 nary advertising In advance of the de-1 cMon. The ordinance was passed to tlie llrst reading and will come up for adoption at the next meeting. A fire early Thursday morning at the Mack end rey place just across the creek and east ot the Middlelldd road, de-1 strayed a tank house. An alarm was j turned in here, but the department did not try to reach the seene of the Bre as I it had already burned out. In fact, j the alarm was much in the nature of a i practical joke. ' Our Special Edition. The special edition of tho I'alo Alto Livk Oak has been universally accorded tho /reputation! of being the "most attractive paper yet Issued in California. The. amount of benefit that It has brought to our section can hardly bo estimated, as we have had calls for copies from Alaska to Florida aud from Maine to Mexico, all sent at our own expense. The large edition is not yet exhausted and in order to dispose of the remaining copies and in part to be reimbursed for the expense of the edition, wo have decided to reduce the price of single copies from 10 cents to 5 cents. If* more than ton copies are taken thoy will be mailed free from this otlioo. Is not the Live Oak entitled to the support of the citizens in the good work It Is doing for Palo Alto*-* If you think so send a few copies to your friends. Neither tlie real estate dealers nor the city authorities have extended any aid to us in advertising the town, and we arc perforce coni|ielIed to depend ii|>oii disinterested citizens to help us out in the good work. Will you do it? Restaurant Opening, E. Hlramel,.proprietor of the Cream- erle restaurant, gave a formal opening ut his place on Wednesday night. A fine ro|Mist was served and oyster cocktails were given to al) who chose to avail themselves of the offer. Music by a string band and singing, together with toasts and responses, added much to the enjoyment of the evening. Mr. Hlmmel has recently had the interior of his place remodeled, adding rooms for the use ot ladies and families. He has also provided to furnish fresh Eastern and Coast oysters for family use, as well as to serve them at his restaurant at all hours. Local News. F. C. Thiele Is the only cutter and fitter In town.. • ;/ * * Geo. E. Lucas and bis mother drove over to Boulder Creek Thursday on a visit to relatives ana friends. The public schools have vacation all of this week on account of the teachers' institute being in session at Sin Jose. The meeting day of the Ladies' Guild has been changed from Thursday to the 2d and 4th Fridays ot each month. Lucas has tho-agency for the John F. Myers coal oil heaters, sold at San Francisco prices. The best heater on the market. The ladies of the Christian church are milking every effort to have their bazar prove a success. Each department is under the supervision of a competent manager and tbe affair will be pleasant iu all ways. Some miscreant cut tbe repe on the flag stall tn front of the depot on Sunday night, thus making it Impossible to display the weather signals In the usual place. It is a matter ol expense and trouble to replace the rope In the halyard. What motive could Induce one to bo so contemptibly moan as to do a deed of this kind it Is hard to realize. Such a cur should be punished to the full extent of tbe law. KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS. Palo Alto Lodge Organized Wilh a Membership. Good Palo Alto Lodge, No. 201), Knights of Pythias, was Instituted Saturday night, at Nortree Hall, with twenty- two charter ineiuliers, uud with u dozen or more applicants wlio will join before the charter Is closed. H. Shaffner, Grand Keeper of Records and Seals, was present and acted as Grand Chancellor. Ho wus assisted by tho following acting officers; Brother Glesman, Ivan-hoe lodge. Vice Chancellor; Brother Donahue, Master of Work: Brother Roliertson. Santa Cruz, Prelate; N. L. Chose. San Francisco, Master of Arms; G. L. Mergutre. Keeper of Records and Seals: Brother Blinders, Inside Guard; John Grlder, Outside Guard. There were present, ten visiting members tram Redwood city, eight from Sau .lose and Santa Clara, six from San Fi-aneisco, three from Ijus Hates and one f run Santa Cruz. The intthitory work was conducted In a satisfactory manner and the following olticcrs of the new lodge were Installed for the current term: C. <!.—G. L. Mergulre. V. U.—B. G. Dyer. Prelate—Joseph Hutchinson. M. of W.—W. T. Rhodes. K. of R. and S.—Marshall Black. M. of F.- Wm. Earlo. M. of E.-G. R. Parkinson. M. of A.—George Harms. I. G.—L. Brant. O. t;.—Georgo Hood. Trustees—.1. J, Morris, Frank K. Men-llt and E. W. Charles. At 11:30 the visitors and members adjourned to E. Himinel's restaurant where a choice banquet was served, spee*clu*s lieing made by a number of the Knight*. For Better Streets. A movement is on foot to improve Cowper street, between Forest and University avenues, by grading and graveling. Judge E. L. Campbell has been generous enough to offer U> do a part of the work at tils own expeneso, and will have gravel hauled from San Mateo for the purpose. This gravel has the peculiar quality of forming a natural eemeiited bed when placed on a stri-et. nnd will doubtless prove eminently satistactory. The writer Is familiar with this quality of gravel and knows that it forms a roadbed practically equal to a macadamized street. The worthy example of Judge Camp- Mi Is one that might lie followed with advantage by other of our citizens. - Dr. Gilbert III. The large circle of friends of Dr. C. H, Gilliert, head of the zoological department, will regret to learn that be has been compelled to give up his University work for the retaainder of this semester on account of 111 health. For some time past ho has been suffering from heart trouble and he has at last been persuaded to take a rest. As soon as he Is able to leave he will go to the southern ; part of the State, where he he expects the warmer climate will greatly improve him. During hi* absence his, work in the department will be carried on by John O. Snyder, a graduate student lit zoology. Thanksgiving Day. The National Thanksgiving holiday will be otssorvod tomorrow, and throughout our great land the thoughts ol tbe peuple will be turned to tbe blessings which the year has brought them. It matters not how great the measure of success or misfortune tin* Individual has e.xperieneeil, to each has come some blessing which should be a cause for gratitude and thankfulness. The residents of Palo Alto have es- i |serial cause for thanksgiving, since the I year has lieen fur them replete wttli ! plenty aud prosperity. Therefore no j one should forget thut there may In* somo neigblair or acquaintance who | has not shared In the general prosperity and to whose home a ray of brightness may Im. brought by the gift of something appropriate to the day. True charity is tin purest of all seiili- | incuts. I Toeinobservance, of the day here will 1h» of mixed character. There will lie j services at the churches, friends and j lainilies will he reunited around the | festal liorud, and -the holiday football game of our fjnlvei*slty champions will eall many tu San Francisco to share In the fort line.-, of the home team. Yet In all the varied intensts of tbe day, tbe proper spirit that should characterize it will doubtless lie manifested. Thanksgiving Day is a day of rejoicing as well as a day of gratitude, and in both these aspects it will be observed. A Fine Home Cheap. Buy a home of your own instead of thinking of your landlord and his regular monthly visits. Take a look nt that now two-story cottage recently built by Mr. Timothy Hopkins, in Work A, or call at my office; I shall be very glad to show you the same. I am authorized to offer this cottage at a very reasonable figure indeed, with terms witbitrthe reach of any one who is working even for a small salary. A small payment down, and something like NO per month on the deferred payments. Tho object Is to build in this locality some pretty, attractive homes. Give us a call, or drop me a line, and I will give all the information necessary. J. J. MORRIS, Palo Alto, or 630 Market street, San Francisco. Menl Park News (From the Tlmoa-aazutle.) The Menlo girls have formed a club to make war upon "tho frivolity, conceit and fickleness of man." The turkey shoot in the McEvoy Held next Thursday promises to bring out a large aggrgatlon of sportsmen. John McBaln has been awarded the contract to build a N000 addition to the Marcus residence and has already begun work. Ear 440,000 J. W. Henderson has bought the 414 aeros of the J. P. Ky tillers' estate, near Menlo Park. Tbe property is situated near that ot J. T. Doyle and not far from Timothy Hopkins' beautiful place, but has tho disadvantage of being in part marsh land. Seamstress would like position in private family. Address M. R., Palo Alto.