• Hats, 4/25/14

    Main line
    Ride ’em, cowboy!
    Mr. L. A. Beevers returned on the 8’clock train last evening from Granville, in the northern part of the state, from which point he shipped a fine herd of 600 thoroughbred Hereford cattle to the Jacks Company on the Lagunita section, otherwise known as the Ford Ranch. These cattle were added to the herd of 500 already on the ranch which makes the Jacks Corporation the owner of the largest, single herd of Herefords in the word. 1
    These cattle were purchased from one Captain Watkins, the biggest and most powerful cattleman in the northern part of the state.
    After being driven to Granville, the cattle were loaded onto a train made up of 18 cattle cars. Romie Jacks was present at the shipping and he assisted in loading the cattle. It is said by those who know Romie well that he worked with a vim and vigor that surprised all of his friends.
    The cattle were brought in easy stages, under the watchful eye of Mr. Beevers, to Gilroy where the herd was unloaded. Here, Foreman Kirby, of the Jacks Corporation, took over from Beevers and drove the cattle to the Ford Ranch. Mr. Beevers said last night that the trip was a most successful one, not a single head of stock being lost in route. There were a number of yearlings with the herd which were not even touched by the hardships of the journey and, of the 182 cows, a large majority had calves running beside them.

    Del Monte restaurant
    Hungry? Mr. Stephen Davis who purchased the Del Monte restaurant just last week, is again open and doing business. Davis has been closed for the better part of a week so that the eatery could be put in first-class shape. The business now presents a very attractive appearance. Top grade cooking and prompt service are making the Del Monte more popular than ever.

    Clapp Estate
    Mr. Ross Drusilla Ball has applied for appointment as executor of the estate of the late Dora Payson Clapp. Clapp is a minor, so there should be little difficulty.

    H. A. Greene’s work recognized
    Mr. Edward Morris Savage, a specialist of the Bureau of Plant Management for the U. S. Department of agriculture, Washington D. C., has spent several days this past week working alongside Mr. H. A. Greene, who resides in New Monterey. The previous gentleman is studying the work of the latter gentleman in forestry. The government official was loud in his praise of Greene’s work. He said that Greene was fast becoming one of the nation’s foremost authorities on tree culture. Savage said that he was surprised to find that Greene had carried his work so far, so carefully.

    Bath, anyone?
    Baths, which seem to grow in popularity each season, have become especially popular since the start of this year’s warm weather. Great numbers of people are enjoy- ing themselves in both the plunge and the surf. The Grove’s newly opened “bowl-at-it” alley is also proving popular and has become a marked attraction for the area.

    Fish going fishing: Emily A. Fish Retires
    Among the most trying times for Emily Fish, the Grove’s lady lighthouse keeper, were recent experiences with a few buffalo. The Pacific Improvement Company had brought the buffalo in for the viewing pleasure of tourists, but the animals, which were pastured near the lighthouse, committed such transgressions as breaking down Fish’s fences and trampling her gardens. Fish complained and the Pacific Improvement Company ordered the buffalo slaughtered. Guests at the Del Monte Hotel enjoyed a barbecue dinner. Emily Fish participated even though she had officially given up her lighthouse duties on April 8, 1914.

    Music teacher moves
    Professor G. F. Jones, music instructor, has moved. Jones now teaches in Monterey at 430 Alvarado. He offers instruction in strings such as mandolin, guitar, and banjo, and all band instruments. Stop in and get acquainted. Room 10.

    Grove beats Salinas
    In the most exciting contest of the season, the Grove baseballers beat the Salinas team by a score of 3 to 1. This was the third game these teams have played, and the Grove has won them all. This was no soft snap for the locals, as the county seat team is a strong one. However, the Grove boys won out in the ninth with superior strategy.

    Judge approves
    In the case of P. H. Sheeby vs William Winaker and W. Welbanks: the plaintiff moved for an order fixing the fees charged by the sheriff for keeping and caring for the property now under attachment. After due consideration, Judge Sergent allowed the motion.

    Side tracks … tidbits from here and there

    • Charles White is having a home built on his property at the corner of Ocean View and Sixth.
    • The Right Reverend W. F. Nichols, D. D., Episcopal Bishop of California, will visit here for the purpose of confirmation.
    • Nothing tastes better than a cold Yosemite, the beer that is made with hops by Messe & Co. Buy yours in Monterey.
    • The court has issued an order appointing administrators in the case of the late Daniel Murphy.
    • The Del Rey Development company has sold to Harry and Mary Hunter lot 9, block 11.

    And the cost is …

    • Saturday Pancake breakfast served with coffee to raise money for the Salvation Army. All you can eat for 50¢.
    • Round trip to New York. Stop overs allowed. $109.20.
    • Valley farm land. Irrigated. $5 per acre. Pay only 10% down on easy credit.

    Notes from the author …

    • Herefords are reddish brown with white faces raised for beef.
    • Emily moved into a home on Sinex Street. She passed away on June 23, 1931. The Pacific Grove newspaper High Tide noted that Emily Fish “would be sorely missed.”

    posted to Cedar Street Times on April 25, 2014

    Topics: High Hats and Parasols

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