• Hats, 8/22/14

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    Mexican Constitutionalists in trouble!
    This just in by way of radiograph via San Diego.
    Revolutionists now occupying Tepic have confiscated all property belonging to Constitutionalists, according to a report filed by the office of U. S. Admiral Howard, whose forces are on standby. The value of this confiscation is estimated to be at least one million pesos.
    After being stripped of their property, Constitutionalists were told to leave the city or else. This order was issued by General Blanco, the officer in charge of the troops that won the recent bloody battle. At least 1,000 perished during the fierce fighting.
    The capitol of the State of Tepic, the City of Tepic is now under command of General Obregon, the Mexican officer in charge of the Rebel’s northwest army. Obregon is also said to have ordered the execution of public officials of the Huerta regime. Sadly enough, immediately following their defeat, squads of Federal soldiers were also bound and led away to be put to death. The town cemetery, which the Revolutionists had turned into a deadly shambles, was converted into a revolving firing-squad arena where the executed could be quickly buried.
    Reports are coming in indicating that the Federalists are regrouping in order to launch a counter-attack. The battered city has settled in for grim waiting.
    Admiral Howard states that all intercepted communications are being carefully analyzed to help in determining United States action.

    A Classic is coming!
    Pacific Grove’s Colonial Theater has announced the acquisition of a classic masterpiece. Opening on September 11th will be the five-reel film story, Oliver Twist. Treated as carefully as possible, this masterpiece by Charles Dickens must be seen by all. The young thespian Nat C Goodwin plays the leading role of Oliver Twist. Other characters include Fagin and Nancy. When the story opens, Oliver is but nine years old. His fraught-with-difficulties journey toward eleven years of age provides the gist of the story. London, England, is the setting. The time is just before 1837, when Queen Victoria was crowned. As a special treat, the Colonial is making opening-night seats available for 10¢. Regular prices of 15¢ return on the 12th. The flicker Oliver Twist will be shown with the Perils of Pauline as its double feature. Projection begins at 7:30 pm. 1

    Advice to seafarers
    Your editor has discovered hidden away in an old book some sound advice for sailors and other seafarers. For whatever good it may do, I pass a tidbit along … reminding you that this is from a day long gone by.
    First, be it known that the captain of a vessel has the absolute right to impose a physi- cal attack upon any sailor or upon anyone else aboard the ship. Although any weapon of attack may be selected, the most often chosen is the spare belaying pin or cleat. 2
    Sailors and seagoers are advised to hear calmly any verbal abuse issued by the captain. If words should become blows, the recipient is advised to run toward the bow and to cover himself near the anchor chain.
    Should the captain decide to chase after the offending mariner in order to punish him in his stronghold, be advised to double yourself and prepare to avoid blows or to take them upon your back. If the anchor chain is coiled, wiggle your way into the center of the coil.
    This action is advised as the captain is not permitted to make use of the anchor chain in any manner. Should the master seem so infuriated as to do so, the mariner should call out to another seagoer to witness the transgression. Later, the matter will be heard by a court.
    Another good method of avoidance is to avoid going to sea at all.

    Sponges
    Most people have no trouble recognizing a sponge. Most of us use sponges every day to do some sort of cleaning. But a sponge pulled directly from the sea has a considerably different appearance. These are solid looking, slimy, fleshy. They range in color from light yellow to dark brown. In general, a sponge must be cut to size with a knife. Care to see a prepared sponge? Stop by Culp Bros, Lighthouse Ave. 3

    Side track – Tidbits from here and there

    • The Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History is free to the public. Hours are daily from 10 until 6 o’clock except on Sundays and holidays. All are welcome.
    • Be advised that the Carnegie Library’s hours are changing. Effective September 30, the library will be open from 1:30 to 8:30. Stop by for a look at our books.
    • The secret society, the Pacific Grove Ancient Order of Foresters, will met every Thursday evening beginning at 8 in Scobie Hall.
    And the cost is …

    • The White is king of the sewing machines. This rotary makes both lock and chain stiches easily. Up-to-the minute attachments accompany your machine. The White can be sold on the basis of easy payments. Prices start at $21.50, cabinet included. We also offer vibrator styles. Send for our free, beautiful catalog. Write White Sewing Machine Company, 1160 Market Street, San Francisco.
    • We have baseballs with cork centers. $1.25 each. Cramer’s, 547 Lighthouse.

    Notes from the author …
    1. Films were referred to as flickers because of the irregular, flicking motion.
    2. Both belaying pins and cleat, were used to secure mast and sail ropes.
    3. While this is an example of an adversarial, an ad combining advertising with news or feature content, sponges are interesting creatures. Today, most sponges are artificially made from wool, silk, or a special grass.

    posted to Cedar Street Times on August 22, 2014

    Topics: High Hats and Parasols

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