• Hats, 11/7/14

    Main line
    Studebaker just received
    Mr. T. A. Work has announced that his corporation just received a customer examination model of the 1914 Studebaker. Mr. Work apologizes for the wait, but says that this magnificent machine has really been worth the time. The Studebaker boasts a left-hand drive and utilizes electrical lights. Timpkin bearings are employed which are long lasting and will help keep you safe. The rear axle is full floating.1 1 Luxuriously outfitted. Carefully detailed. Mr. Work plans to offer the Studebaker for $1,150, but this machine may be compared with any auto mobile selling for $1,200 or higher. Work’s demonstrator Studebaker will alternate between Pacific Grove and Monterey.

    Report on Mexican situation
    In response to my (Editor Brown’s) request, I have received from Congressman William Kent a copy of his speech on the Mexican fiasco. Kent writes: “It speaks well that your readers find such concern.”
    After recounting his loyalty to the President and restating his desire to help the nation push forward, Kent addressed himself to the nation’s restraint on Mexico. “I would be more than willing to give the last drop of my blood to protect this nation against foreign intervention, even though I stand firmly for international peace. Yet my duty is to save this country from outside aggression. … Many of those we oppose are bandits and are not rightful representatives of foreign powers.
    “Villa is such a man. He is a buffoon and a braggart who has cost the life of more than one American. Is it right and just that our response is but to call for an apology? We must put a stop to these murders of our fellow American citizens. I say that Villa at least deserves a spanking. I intend to vote for armed intervention in Mexico. And to all those who vote otherwise, I say: ‘Shame On You, Cowards!’
    “Mr. Editor, Pacific Grove has helped send to Congress a representative who holds enlightened views. Thank you and each and every one!”2

    Exhibit at the schools – ATTEND!
    There was a splendid exhibit of the works of pupils of grammar and high schools laid out on Friday morning. This display is under supervision of a very efficient corps of teachers. It will be on display for at least a week.
    In the high school, the displays are of brass and copper works by the boys and woodwork by the girls. Tables. Book holders, desk blotter holders, and kitchen utensil holders are included. All are very nicely done!
    Specimens of calligraphy (penmanship) that display remarkable beauty are featured at the grammar school. Painted landscapes, pottery, and paper flowers are also included.3 In the domestic science department, the girls worked hard at preparing a Friday refreshments board in order to show off their homemaking skills. Salads, meats, breads, rolls, and beverages were included.
    The exhibits are all perfect. You are encouraged to stop by and see the excellent progress our Pacific Grove students are making.

    Make woo? Not at dawn!
    Evidently believing that all is fair in love and war, 19 years old Frank Turner, a Stockton milkman, decided to make his morning rounds earlier than usual, departing at 4 am rather than the usual 6 am. Turner intended, along the way, to stop in at the home of the pretty 19 years old Miss Rosalie Hoag.
    Unknown to Turner, Miss Hoag had, at that time, a visitor. Turner says that Miss Hoag was entertaining the 19 years old Mr. Smythe from Fair Oaks.
    Saying that he had been in love with Miss Hoag for several years, the milkman complained to the sheriff … who just happened to be the father of Miss Hoag. After pursuit, the sheriff apprehended Smythe. And brought him in. Held behind bars for the moment, a Stockton Justice of the Peace plans to try the case.
    What will be the outcome? Who can say? Only one thing is certain. Miss Hoag may wish to consider changing her schedule.

    Side track – Tidbits from here and there

    • Mr. William W. Isbell announces his candidacy for the position of District Attorney, Monterey County.
    • A girl of the Sunny South will be playing on Monday at the Colonial Theater.
    • Curnow & Curnow, Cash Grocers, offers one fair price to all. We also offer Green Stamps. Phone Black 11 for delivery.

    And the cost is …

    • We pay the highest prices to buy your second hand furniture. On sale this week: 150 watt electrical light bulb for $1.10. Culp Bros on Lighthouse.
    • Ask to see the Snell Paper Water Filter system. Yours for $2.50. Also – next season’s cottages for rent now. Cottages start at $15 weekly for a single roomer. Pay just one week as deposit.
    • Remember! A big, seven passenger Mitchell goes to the holder of the winning ticket. Other prizes, too. The car may be seen at Winston’s Garage in Monterey. In the Grove, obtain tickets for the drawing from Long & Gretters. One ticket sells for $1. Six tickets sell for $5. Drawing just before Christmas at a season dance. Yes, you must be there. Civic Club.
    • Damewoods Café is now open from 6 am to 9 pm. Order from menu or tour the board. Special all-you-can-eat deal, including drink and desert, costs just 75¢ per person. 601 Lighthouse.
    • The Metropole Hotel, Sixth and Jefferson Streets in Oakland, is offering special winter rates. $1 and up nightly for European plan. $2 and up nightly for American plan. We are centrally located and also offer fully furnished apartments. See J. W. Brace, Proprietor.4

    Author’s Notes
    1. The “floating” axle was positioned on a coil spring.
    2. Francisco Villa was one of the foremost leaders of the Mexican Revolution … which lasted until 1920. Although the United States failed to declare war, largely because of the efforts of Woodrow Wilson, General John Pershing’s troops were dispatched to (unsuccessfully) attempt capture of Villa. Villa’s massive “army” eventually dwindled to fewer than 200 soldiers. Villa was assassinated in 1920.
    3. With the coming of computers, calligraphy faded from the scene.
    4. The Metropole was one of the first businesses to have been built with a grant from the United States government. Long Oakland’s premiere hotel, the Metropole burned in 1918.

    posted to Cedar Street Times on November 7, 2014

    Topics: High Hats and Parasols

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