• High Hats and Parasols, May 17th, 2013

    Debaters argue question
    “Should the United States military intervene in the Mexican crisis” became the question of interest in a public debate presented by the debating society of Pacific Grove yesterday evening. Preceding the speakers, the music department performed most admirably. Following a piano recital by Miss Olive Harford, the debaters faced the audience and squared away. Back and forth they went. In the end, the audience voted the affirmative to be winners. The three judges agreed and the cup was awarded. The evening was very much enjoyed by all. 1

    Celebrates sixteen years
    Miss Ester Myers is to be congratulated. This week she celebrated her sixteenth year, all of which have been spent as a Grovian. All of the things which go to make a birthday super good had been arranged by the young lady’s mother beforehand. Eighteen of the birthday girl’s best friends attended, bringing with them a plethora of presents. Congratulations, Miss Myers!

    Poisoners beware!
    Those of the Grove in the habit of laying out poisons to get rid of wild animals who might come to visit, beware! Several dogs have decided to show up for a free meal and have perished for doing so. These are domestics, the best friends of man. Take notice you hard-of-hearts, there is a state law making such practices illegal. The constable’s office is going on the offensive, seeking to apprehend such poisoners. All who are brought in (for poisoning) will be subject to the most severe penalties provided by the state law. Would it not better to give up poisoning now and avoid apprehension? Think about it! 2

    Flower Mission huge success
    This week was celebrated as “Flower Mission” week. Activities culminated with a “Flower Show” produced by Miss Helen Lowe and members of the Women’s Temperance Union. Several songs were sung and short talks offered. Children from around the Grove then presented their talents. The event concluded with a rousing address by Rev. L. M. Birdwell.

    Esteemed Grovian dies
    Mrs. Ed Ingram, a long-time Grovian, is dead. Following a long illness, Ingram was taken by railroad to Los Angeles for the complicated surgery supposed to save her life. Instead, Ingram died on the operating table. Her body is being prepared for the train trip home. After memorial services in Pacific Grove, Ingram will interred in the Monterey cemetery. Farewell, O’ ye brave soul.

    Funeral service planned
    Services for child Vesta Patterson will be held Thursday at the Seventh Day Adventist church, located on Foam street near Hoffman avenue. Starting time to honor the late young lady is 10 in the morning. Come sing with angels!

    Song book published
    The songs officially touted as the music of the Progressive political party have been published in book format and the book is ready for purchase. Its title is Progressive Battle Hymns and it was compiled by C. H. Congdon. Many of the old songs and hymns were used in the “Rail Splitter’s” (Abe Lincoln’s) campaign of 1860. All songs supported enthusiastically our nation and the westward movement. Sixty two songs are included in the book. Order your copy by contacting the Review. 3

    Trustees meet
    Pacific Grove’s Board of trustees met this afternoon. Alas, the meeting ran too late to make today’s press run. A full report will be presented in tomorrow’s issue. The principal topic was to have been whether or not to issue a permit for building the Monterey-Pacific Grove street railroad. 4

    Wedding performed here
    Mr. Andrew Stewart and Miss Catherine Roseboom, both of whom reside in Carmel. Decided that the Grove was the prettier place for an outdoor wedding. The couple exchanged vows near Lover’s Point then boarded a train for San Francisco to spend their honeymoon.

    Tidbits from all over…

    • Watch our window display for the latest in music books featuring “rag”” and “pop”. C. J. Moyes at 221 Forest avenue.
    • Mr. Berkeley George, of considerable influence in the San Francisco political arena, checked in at the Del Monte hotel. His business in this area is not known.
    • The Pacific Grove Review is prepared to furnish engraved calling cards on short notice at San Francisco prices.
    • Window “Phanies” let you see out but not in. Great for bathrooms. A. A. Phillips. 174 Forest avenue.

    And your cost is…

    • Culp Bros. store is offering a new price on a Mazda sun lamp. 150 watts for $1.15.
    • The Winston cafeteria offers better than home cooked meals. 75¢ for a lunch-time trip down our buffet line, desert included.
    • Children’s tie-string hats from the Lace House. Pretty and petite. $1.65 each.

    Author’s notes

    1. Budget crunches have limited the once august forensic activities much to the students’ loss.
    2. The humane society was just gearing up.
    3. In 1928, the year of Congdon’s death, E. B. Birge wrote: “I am thinking (positively) of Mr. Congdon’s long service to school music and his intense personal interest in it. Congdon’s pitch-pipe, which represented a pioneer thought, and then the Congdon music rolls and the little booklets which he created have been so much used by music students and readers.
    4. The Southern Pacific opposed the idea of a street railroad.

    posted to Cedar Street Times on May 17, 2013

    Topics: High Hats and Parasols

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