• Hats, 6/26/15

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    Railroad from Fresno coming
    Rest assured that the enormous growth of Fresno and the development of the surrounding area, rich with fruit orchards and alfalfa fields, positively guarantees putting in a railroad clear to Pacific Grove on the California coast. Just 40 years ago, Fresno was a sheep camp stuck in the middle of a desert. Today, Fresno boasts a population of more than 40,000 people, with all the required personal commerce in attendance. Fresno is a city of splendid stores, beautiful homes, spacious warehouses, and active packing sheds. Fresno is the center of California’s dried fruit and raisins business. Fresno has no oil wells, but her manufacturing and wholesale enterprises are developing in great strides. Fresno enjoys plenty of fresh water, brought to her by the great Church Kings River system. Only a few acres of land are still available, and the price per acre is booming.
    Fresno invites all to come by auto mobile for a visit and to talk things over. One night’s free lodging, a guided tour, and free brochures are in the offing. While there, you can plug the building of a new railroad line clear to the Grove. Then you won’t need an auto mobile, you can travel by train.

    1915 Maxwells are here!
    The Culp Brother’s Garage is proud to announce that it has obtained a pair of 1915 Maxwell’s to hold for exhibition. The Six 40 model can be purchased for $1,750. The Six 54 model is priced at $2,250. Either can be ordered for you with 10% paid down and the balance in easy terms. The Culp Brothers explained that both vehicles are roomier than last year’s, with the Six 40 being a trimmed down model of the Six 54. Each comes in a variety of attractive coloring. Left-hand controls are standard. So are running boards. Excellent braking system. Maxwell is considered the top auto mobile in the Grove area. Connect your phone with Lilac 854, and make an appointment for a test drive. 1

    Profitable Daily Tithing” on sale at Review office
    This little book is enjoying the largest circulation of its kind, and is conceded by Christians everywhere to have the most positive impact on their lives outside of the Bible. If Christians permit the rush and crush of daily living to deprive them of their portion of heaven-sent food, Christians must not be surprised to see themselves turning leaner and leaner day by day. And if Christians allow the peace of God within their hearts to be replaced by meanness, Christians will find themselves enjoying the bounty of our era less and less. Surely, the little “Profitable Daily Tithing” can aid all who own and read it daily to enjoy a richer life which is lived not for profit but for the glory of God.
    There’s more, too. The autographs and birthdates section is a convenience which allows the owners to gather important data. Opposite a space for the birthdate falls a blank line upon which your friends and family can sign their names. This makes the little book more valuable every day. In ten years or so, you would not sell your book even for ten dollars. There is also space for birth, baptism, marriage, and death records.
    Printed on writing-quality paper and bound in fine cloth, this little book is available to anyone. Get your copy from the Review office for 50¢. Extend your subscription for one year or purchase a new, one-year subscription, and you will receive the little book entirely free, courtesy of the Pacific Grove Review. 2

    New organization replaces Knights
    Property of the now defunct Knights of the Royal Arch is being distributed. Funds in the treasury plus the fifty dollars emergency fund have been turned over to the national office. Properties are being given to area non-profits and to Father Flannery’s Children. Former Knights intend to form a new group called the Retail Liquor Sellers Association. 3

    Tidbits from here and there

    • Mr. A. J. Hennessey announces himself a candidate for the Monterey County Superintendent of Schools in the upcoming special election.
    • Mr. and Mrs. Hart of Stockton are visiting friends in the Grove. The couple plans on staying about two weeks.
    • Captain F. S. Hicks, 12th Infantry, Presidio, has been ordered to prepare for transfer because of the crisis in Mexico.
    • Mrs. Roy Brisbin, neé Edith Telford, is in town renewing old friendships.
    • Mrs. Batches’ son and daughter are home on holiday from school in San Francisco.
    • Mrs. F. A. Dodge is in San Francisco selecting the fall millinery to feature in her shop.

    And the cost is …

    • Kellogg’s Ant Paste will solve one of your summer’s problems for only 25¢. Purchase from your local drug store or grocer. Kellogg’s makes ants disappear!
    • House cleaning made easy! The Review is making available a $12 hand-pumped, vacuum cleaner at a price of only $5.45. This offer again accompanies each one-year subscription or a one-year extension of a subscription for the Review. See these powerful cleaning machines at the Review office.
    • Use a Remington typewriter for three months for just $5. Then rent-to-own from Remington Typewriter Company, San Jose.
    • Just $23.10 will purchase you a scenic trip to Yosemite, and return. Ride in comfort! This is our lowest excursion rate ever! Contact your P. G. Agent Estabrook for more information, free brochures, or to purchase tickets.

    Notes from the author …
    1. Maxwell fine cars were manufactured in the United States from 1904 to 1925. Mechanical design problems caused release delays in 1915. Chrysler Group succeeded the Maxwell Company.
    2. This book enjoyed fabulous distribution in the early 1900s. A copy could also be ordered for 50¢ (plus 10¢ P&H) by writing the Libby and Tract Society, 17 Hicks Street, Brooklyn, NY.

    posted to Cedar Street Times on June 26, 2015

    Topics: High Hats and Parasols


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