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Untitled [Newspaper Article] — Livermore Herald — 28 April 1881
The Central Pacific R. R. companies have handed to the Com missioners an agreement to the reduction of about twenty per cent, in the rates on wheat, barley, rye, corn, sheep, cattle, etc., on their main and leased lines. From recent developments, and present p»o&lt;-peets. tbe construction of at least one railroad through this Valley, within the next year, seems almost a fzed fact. Both of the two proposed new roads are backed by heavy capitalists, and as their interests are not condicting, we may soon see both here, There is no other practicable, short way across the Coast Range, and the presence here of inexhaustable coal miues, makes this, in fact, the only route. If both roads are built—and one will certainly be—they must pass through i ur Valley and town. The»j&gt;i£ce of hay still keeps at an minimally high figure, for this time of year, aud those of our farmer.- who cut early, bale soon as practicable, and place their hay upon the market at the earliest possib...
A Good Provision. [Newspaper Article] — Livermore Herald — 28 April 1881
A Good Provision. The Senate has adapted the following section as an amendment to the road law, at which we Livermoreans who desire the improvement of our streets, may rejoice: Section 2037. Each incorporated city or town shall constitute uk l be organized by the Board of Supervisors of the county where situate into a road district, and eighty per cent, of all the taxes collected under the provisious of this act, in all such cities and towns must be paid by the Treasurer of the county, as fast as collected, into the treasury of such city or, town, and shall be applied by the pi-.'per authorities of such city or town upon the public higli- , vays therein.
Viticulture in Alameda Comity. [Newspaper Article] — Livermore Herald — 28 April 1881
Viticulture in Alameda Comity. '_riie vine-growers of Sr.nol, [Pleasanton and Livermore, Ala meda county, are talking about organizing a viticultural association tor mutual aid, instruction and co,operation. Much interest in viticulture is being developed in that (district, and a large area of land suitable for tbe purpose is being subdivided and brought into mar-Ut-t. *A rj-ftrtgomcnta ,-u-o being jjo;^ fee ted to donate to the State University a select tract for an experimental vineyard. Besides new plantations of vines one large nur scry has been started at Pleasanton, in which are now planted 350,000 cuttings, besides several acres in grape seeds of the many varieties, olives and mulberries. ThcltalianSwiss Agricultural Colony has engaged a part of these cuttings and has been examining the resources of tbe district in that vicinity care JEylly&gt; The lands especially adapt.vJ to the vine are the slopes of the Arroyo Valle, Arroyo Mocho and the Calaveras creek, where wat...
Railroad Rumors. [Newspaper Article] — Livermore Herald — 28 April 1881
Railroad Rumors. During the past few weeks, the air of our county seat has been rife with rumors of new railroad projects, the lines of which would terminate in that city. It is almost impossible to as yet, learn anything really definite, but everything now points to the speedy construction of two new lines—one a narrow, and the other a broad gauge. For the building of the first named, a company has already been formed, in San Francisco, with A. E. Davis, of the S. P. C. R. R. Co., at its head. This company proposes to build a narrow gauge from Oakland, over the hills into San Ramon Valley, thence on to Dublin and Livermore, and from there, to the Livermore Coal Mines, and by way of Corral Hollow Pass, to the San Joaquin Valley, and Modesto. Front thence, the road will strike for Sonora, and by a pass in the Sierras, strike Bodie, and tap the great system of narrow gauge roads in Nevada and Utah, by which means freight could be carried direct to San Francisco without breaking bulk. ...
Our Washington Letter. [Newspaper Article] — Livermore Herald — 28 April 1881
Our Washington Letter. Washington, D. C, ) April 18, 1881. j&gt; Out of reports of Senator Blame'- illness the imaginative correspondents have drawn a conclusion that Mr. Blame is dissatisfied with his surroundings, and is preparing a way to escape from them. There is nothing in what the public knows to justify any sueli idea. On the contrary, White House visitors bring reports daily that the President like the Secretary of State, considers local disagreeaments in the Republican party to be of slight account. Just what either of these geutlemen thinks of the condition affairs in the Senate, by which the confirmation of Presidential nominations is prevented, cannot be learned, but there is no reason for believing that they differ on that point. So is it safe to discredit rumors concerning Mr. Blame's place in the Cabinet. A daily paper here gives with much particularity this morning certain alleged pieces of advice given by President Garfield to Senators, to the_ effect that ...
A Literary Revolution Challenge. [Newspaper Article] — Livermore Herald — 28 April 1881
A Literary Revolution Challenge. The old-line publishers have, very naturally, not been well pleased with the now famous enterprise, ''The Literary Revolution and in deprecation of its character have laid stress upon the claim that in cheapening books so vastly it is against the interests of American authors. The Revolution boldly meets this assertion by statements as follows: Ist. That they are already paying to American authors more money than any other publishing house that is less than twenty-live years established. 2d. That American authors rarely receive from publishers a copyright exceeding 10 per cent upon the retail price of their books actually sold. 3d. That at least one-half, and probably more nearly three-fourths, of the bcoks published by American authors have been published at the author's expense, the publishers furnishing no money, and paying no copy-right, but themselves receiving a large percentage upon sales made. 4th. That they propose hereafter to pay to Americ...
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS. [Newspaper Article] — Livermore Herald — 28 April 1881
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS. Morning Session Monday, April 25th, 1881. The Board of Supervisors met under the above date. The Board was called to order at 10:30 o'clock. There were present; Messrs Green, Marlin, Clement, Meyers, Hanifin, McClane, Chairman Dusterberry and Deputy Clerk John C. Marsh. The minutes of the meeting held on the 19th inst were read and approved, as read. PETITION FOR TRESLE BRIDGE. A petition signed by several citizens and tax-payers of Pleasanton Road District was received, parying for the erection of a trestle bridge over a portion of the county road leading from Pleasanton to Dublin, at a point about one hundred feet south of the so-called long bridge which spans the Tassajara Creek. The petition states that the road is, and has been all winter in an impassable condition for teams by reason of the Tassajara Creek being filled up to such an extent that the water floods the road. Mr. Hanifin moved to refer the petition to the Committee on roads and bridges. Mr. Gr...
Page 2 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Livermore Herald — 28 April 1881
Pleasanton Driving Park, RACES! RACES! —Saturday, May 21st 1881 — Trotting Race! Mile heats, best 3 in 5, for a purse of $100, for all four-year-old colts owned in Murray or Washington Townships, £75 to the winner, and $25 to the next best in the race. S -A. 3vE IE DA Y. Trotting Race. Mile heats best 3 in 5, for a purse of $100, for all horses owned in Murray or Washington Townships, that never beat 3 minutes in a race; $75 to the winner, and $25 to the next best in the race. 5 or more to enter, and 3 or more to start. Entrance, 10 per cent, of purse. Entries to close May 14th. Races to be governed by the National Rules. Racing to commence at 1 o'clock P. M. Entrance to the track. 50 cents Ladies Free. WM. NAPIER, ProprietorG. W. LANGAN, ATTORNEY AT LAW, waterman's block, livfkmore, cal. Practices iv all Courts. oc2l
Page 2 Advertisements Column 2 [Newspaper Article] — Livermore Herald — 28 April 1881
ANSPACHER BROS. DEALERS TN GENERAL Merchandise HAT GRAIN FEED, Etc Corner of First and L Street lAxevmore, CaY. Agents for a number of the best Insure companies in the country, GIVE US A CALL! Anspaeher Bros. Theo. Gorner, Haraes^ j Saddles, 1 Bridles. Collars, Whips, Etc., Etc. Good stock of Driving and working Gloves constantly on hand. Manufac titrer of Gorner's Caoutchouc Oil Har ness Blacking. First St., Livermore BANK EXCHANGE SALOON AND BILLIARD ROOMS, First St. next io Post Office Livermore. Best brands of Wines Liquors and Cigars at the bar, and the liuest billiard table in the County, PRIVATE CARD ROOMS AND READING ROOM. Where all the latest Pictorals and daily papers are on file. Give us a call. A fine public hall 40x60 up stairs, for balls, J/tW'U* 1 !- shows, public meowings, etc. rent realWaole, FITZGERALD &amp; MTJRPHT, Proprietors. A MEW HAND AT THE BELLOWS! P. Flanagan. For many years in the employ of Aylwar- &amp; Taylor, Taylor &amp; Son, a...
Page 2 Advertisements Column 3 [Newspaper Article] — Livermore Herald — 28 April 1881
D.A.MenELeDball&amp;Co. DealersJ in DRY GOODS, GlOTes, Hosiery, Notions, Millicry Goods, Hats Men's &amp; Boys Ready-made Clothing. Gent's Furnishing Goods, Boots and Shoes, AGENTS FOR (PATXHTXD /PKB 13TO, 1878.) Brick Block, LIVERMORE, CAL. OUR MOTTO Quick Sales and Small Profits. Children CRY FOR Pitcher's Castoria. Mothers like, and Physician* recommend it. IT IS NOT NARCOTIC. CENTAUR LINIMENTS; tho World's great Pain-Relieving remedies. They heal, soothe and eureßuruSjW ouutls, Weals. Back and Rheumatism upon Man, and Sprains, Galls, and Lameness upon Beasts. Cheap, quick and reliable. HHBBIBHHBHBBB SPURTS of disgusting Mucus, Snuffles, Crackling Pains in the Head, Fetid Breath, Deafness, and any Catarrhal Complaint, can be exterminated by Wei De Meyri's Catarrh Cnre, a Constitutional Antidote by Absorption. The most Important Discovery since Vaccination TTT"IT TYYonrselves by making monov when Mill Ma golden opportunity is offered, n fl I p ihereb/ alwaj-3 keepi...
Page 2 Advertisements Column 4 [Newspaper Article] — Livermore Herald — 28 April 1881
HURRAH! For the First Grand MAY PICNIC At Livermore, Alameda County, Cal. Two holidays, to be held at Livermore's Grove, 'All on the Grade," on the Rancho of Mr. Robert Livermore.. ON SATURDAY, APRIL 30th, A GRAND SCHOOL PICNIC Will be given to all the schools in the Township. ON SUNDAY, MAY Ist, a GENERAL PICNIC * Ot— Music by our boys'- Livermore Band. Lots of Fun !!! Prizes for the School: Picnic will be given as follows*. Boys' blindfold race, 50 yards; girls' 1 blindfold race, do; boys'"'sack race, do; girls' straightaway race,, do; ladies grinning through horse collar—gents judges; gents grin ning through horse collar—ladies judges; boys' tug of war—s on a side; girls' tug of war—s on a side.. FLOOR MANAGERS. For school picnic—Wille Bowles and Jos. Bardelliui. May Ist—N. D. Dutcher and T. Thomas. Stages will be run to the grounds by John Harvey, of the Norfolk Stable, and W. S.. Smith, of the Fashion Stable. F. Schoenstedt. F. A. Anthony, JTAXCKACTL'UER op Tin, 81ieet Ironand ...
Page 2 Advertisements Column 5 [Newspaper Article] — Livermore Herald — 28 April 1881
Alameda Co. branch. —OF THK— tlllli OF CALIFORNIA, 922 AND 924 BROADWAY, Union Bank Building) Oakland, Cal ( ash Capital, $300, 000. 00 Cask Assets, &amp;84, 7tf. The Home Mutual is a California Company, condaang its business toi the Puctfic Coast, Over 1,000 shares of **Uie Company's stock are held by promi vent residents of Al ameda and Contra counties. All Premiums through this Breach are Deposited and Invested in.Alameda Co. liates as low as Solvency and Pair Profit will admit of Losses liberally adjusted and promptly paid at points where they occur. R. B. MAGIL, Manager ' J. L. MITCHEL, Agent Livermore, Office C. P. R B. Depot. IL O WELLEB, Agent Pleasanton, Cal. M. F. MACK'S, BOOT &amp; Emporium. Come and sec TLIK HERCULES. For Farmers, Laborers, and mechanics. NEW STOCK ! NEW G&lt; )(H )S! Leather aud Findings 1 or Sale. HOODS ALL WAR RA N TEI W NEXT DOOR TO THE DRUG STORE. FIRST STREET LIVERMORE Harness Shop MORETTE'S BLOCK LIVERMORE, CAL.. A Full sto...
Local Brieflets. [Newspaper Article] — Livermore Herald — 28 April 1881
Local Brieflets. Picnic at Dublin, Saturday. Another at Pleasanton, Sunday. And v third at Livermore, both days. John Atwell anounces as a candidate lor Town Marshal. Mr. MeCormick, of the S. F. Mon nor, is spending a few days iv town, in the interests of his journal. The Puhlic School at this place will hold a public exhibition at the close of the present term. Rev. Mr. Pollock will conduct services at the Presbyttriau church, next Sunday, morning and evening. A four year old son of Assemblyman Valentine Alviso had a linger crushed aud broken, last Monday morning. Waterman &amp; Co. have their bailey grinding apparatus in operation again, with Henry Spencer in charge. Wendell Jordan has put a new horsepower pump, into his well at the brewery, and built a live thousand gallou tank. One of Bey. P. Power's stag-hounds took the lirst.prize at the recent bench show in .San Frßfcisco. We are under obligations to Conductor Shahr, of our eveuingflocaLtor a tine string of smelt, fre...
A Sensational Would-Be Suicide. [Newspaper Article] — Livermore Herald — 28 April 1881
A Sensational Would-Be Suicide. While Dr. L. 11. Cutler was quietiy sitting in his drug store at this place, about eight o'clock last Friday morning, the door was suddenly thrown open, and a man rushed in, with his throat cut. and blood streaming from a half-dozen deep knife wounds. S-nnewhat surprised at so startling aud bloody an apparition, the Doctor stepped forward, and caught the man just as he staggered aud fell heavily to the floor. Checking the flow of blood, and administeiing stimulants, the Doctor soon brought the much-haggled individual to consciousness, and placed him out of danger. His throat was found to be fairly hacked to pieces, having been pierced by a kuife-blade six or eight times on the left, and once on the right side. The wounds were all deep, and but for the bluntness of tho knife, would have proved fatal. The mystery surrounding this truly remarkable occurrence, in a country town, is cleared up as follows: About six weeks ago. this man, for some years a res...
Livermore Public School. [Newspaper Article] — Livermore Herald — 28 April 1881
Livermore Public School. ROLL OF UONOR. Attendance, Deportment and Scholarship, for the month ending April 22nd. Department I.—the Principal, Teacher. 1, Wm. 0. McCan; 2, Mary J. Mulligan, 3, Christina Smith, 4, Henry H. Meyers; 5, Gertie I, Hayes and Anna J. Thomas. Department 11. Miss Mary F. Buckelew, Teacher. 1, Burrett L. Weymouth; 2, J. Willie Hilton aud Andrew"W. Hupers; 3, Joe. V. Hayes; 4. George A. Morrill; 5, Charles F. Acker. Department lll,—Miss Lottie E. Wood Teacher. 1, Bella B. Jenkins; 2, O. Aug usto Gonzales; 3, Mamie F, Aylward; 4' Sarah J. Hartigan; 5, A. Mabel Fuller and Harry W. Morrill. Department IV.-Miss Minnie Buckelew, teacher. 1, Edith Abbey; 2, Willie Brooks; 3, Willie Hayes; 4, Martin Murphy; 5, Mary McDevitt. Department V.—Miss Emma C. Smith, teachor.—l, Lena Sm.th; 2, Charlie Saunders; 3, Teressa Higuera; 4, Eugene Murphy ; 5, John Worth. J. T. McDonald, Principal.
Contra Costa News. [Newspaper Article] — Livermore Herald — 28 April 1881
Contra Costa News. A picnic will be held at Cox's Grove, near San Ramon, on the 7th of May. A reward of $600 is offered for the capture of the Chinaman who murdered another, in a wash-house at San Ramon, last week. It is stated that he did uot kill the man be meaut to, after all, the proprietor of the wash-house being the party he intended should feel the Celestial vengeance .
The Jolly Bachelors' Banquet. [Newspaper Article] — Livermore Herald — 28 April 1881
The Jolly Bachelors' Banquet. The banquet given at the "Washington Hotel by the J. B. C, last evening, was the first affair of this nature ever seen in our town, its object being the celebration of the fourth anniversary of the organization of the club, in 1877. The club, now numbering twelve members, issued twenty-four invitations, to their bachelor friends, in this place and vicinity, the following being a list of both members and guests: MEMBERS. A. Mendenhall, President; M. F. Mack, Henry Kubias. W. Jordan, E. S. Webb. W. P. Bartlett, W. Mendendall, John Hayes, R. Fair, H. Keiner, H. F. Spencer, and George Taylor. INVITED GUESTS. J. T. McDonald, T. Hayes, Walter Krauth, W. Laumeister. Mr. Walmsley, G. W. Langan, Geo. Spencer, P. McVicor, E. Brand, T. Thomas, A. Kottinger, Dennis Bernal, A. Laumeister, W. C. Massie, Geo. Brock, Wm, H. Church, C. F. Smith, N, D. Dutcher,, Mr, Stahr, A. L. Webb, Mr. Mahoney. Oscar Lynch, Wilber Doyle. Henry Wallis. At 9:30, the party, numbering twe...
Pleasanton Correspondence. [Newspaper Article] — Livermore Herald — 28 April 1881
Pleasanton Correspondence. Pleasanton. April 27, 1881. Ed. HeraldWeather fine. Farmers Very busy preparing tor hay harvest. Our blacksmiths and repairing shops are doing good business. Several children of our town have been suffering severely with epizootic. M. E. Page,s new residence is ready for the painters. J. A. Bilz's large addition to his wagon manufactory and paint shop is almost completed. The W. L. L. A. will not hold any meeting next Friday evening, owing to the school entertainment. The Rosa and Pleasanton hotels are filling up rapidly. Several families from the city have arrived with the intention of spending the hot months among us. The public school is rehearsing daily for the grand entertainment to be given at Rose Hall on next Friday evening, April 19th. There will be a social hop after the entertainmentA Mrs. Henry, of San Francisco, has purchased a lot of J. W. Kottinger, adjoining Mr. Harry Strang's property. She is now putting lumber on the ground for the purpos...