• Hats, 7/4/14

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    Spaniards in trouble
    According to a radiograph dispatched through San Diego, Mexican constitutionalists now occupying Tepic have confiscated more than one million U. S. dollars worth of Spanish property. The office of Admiral Charles Howard said that after being striped of their belongings, the Spaniards were ordered to leave the country. It is believed that the confiscation and deportation orders were issued by General Lucio Blanco, who was in charge of the troops which captured the town. The occupation occurred after a bloody battle that saw more than 1,000 persons maimed. Tepic, capitol city of the Tepic Territory, had been under control of General Alvaro Obregon, commander of the Northwest Division of the Rebel army. Immediately following the victory, surviving officers of the opposition were led to the town cemetery and put to death, this to avoid carrying bodies.

    Matzelan waiting
    Matzelan was left undefended by what is believed to be the first desertion in the town’s history. Sixty of Matzelan’s Federal officers packed it up and deserted to the rebel forces of General Alvaro Obregon. Evidence that other officers from other communities are planning the same has been observed. Shortly after the desertion by Federal officers, Rebel artillery opened fire. After several salvos, quiet returned and the siege resumed, given over to grim waiting. All seems extremely confused in our neighboring state to the south.

    Man aids women
    Followers of St. Paul, it is said, recently issued a battle call urging all to come to the aid of women. Augustine Arnold was the only male in all of Europe to respond. The question of the “Ban of Silence” placed on women was taken up. Arnold said: “A women’s voice is always among the most beautiful of sounds, and always should be heard.”
    Do you agree?

    Theatre under renovation
    The Colonial Theater’s planned renovation begins Monday and the theater will be closed for several weeks. In the meanwhile, be sure to see this weekend’s offerings: “Oliver Twist,” Charles Dicken’s masterpiece, in five reels; “The Man in Black,” second of the Fantom series, in four reels, and “The Man Who Lied,” with Warren Carrigan, in three reels. Evening seats are 25¢, 20¢ for matinees.1

    Fireman lauded
    Members of the Pacific Grove fire department seated in the Pacific Grove hotel dining room, Friday, were given a warm welcome and read a letter from the Pacific Improvement Company. Guests numbered seventy in all, including families.

    F. D. Shepard read:  
    Friends! It gives me great pleasure to announce that you are to be feted tonight as an expression of appreciation for saving the Pacific Grove hotel from greater damage than was actually endured in its recent fire. That this venerable structure was saved from total destruction was due to your fast response and diligent efforts. I cannot be with you tonight because of the pressure of increasing business in Amador County, but please be assured that I am with you in spirit. Best to you always, J. D. Shepard.
    The fest and feast had been planned by H. R. Warner, hotel manager. Reverend Bermonte, Methodist, offered the prayer, and Captain Sweezy, chief of firemen, offered pre-dinner comments, mostly accolades and stories of the good work accomplished by the Pacific Grove fire department. Event details were taken care of by the hotel staff.

    Woodmen hold stormy session
    Administration forces narrowly won at the National Convention of Woodman in America held this year in Toledo. The tiff was over the requirements needed in order to vote. A voice response was finally called for. The administration won by a count of 233 to 175. The report of the credentials committee was also being contested.

    Lost canary
    A yellow canary bird is said to have escaped its cage, Wednesday morning, and fluttered away unseen. If you find same, bring the bird to 688 Laurel and ask for Miss Anne. You will receive a generous reward. Telephone Main 120.

    Enjoy tea at the Civic Club
    The Pacific Grove Civic Club is attempting to find and enlist new members. Enjoy the regular meeting on Monday, next, and stay afterward for tea and cookies.
    The Microbe’s Lament (An Original Poem) 2
    A loyal microbe met by chance / At an independent bacteria dance. Do tell / a proud and wonderful bacterion belle / Who was the first of the animalentae to chance a dance, but yet / She was a phototaplasine queen of the biological smart set. / And so the loyal microbe said, even yet: “Oh my, I want to be your swain / and pen a pleadingly quaint refrain / because my hand I cannot restrain.”

    Side track – Tidbits from here and there    

    • Miss Bethel Flagg is to spend the month of July ensconced at 685 Lighthouse avenue. Bachelors be on the lookout! Miss Flagg offers you an eyeful!
    • Mr. N. R. Greene and family are down from Woodland on an outing.
    • Were you aware that newspaper editors make fine legislators?
    • Mrs. Laura Conklin, who died last week, is to be buried at El Carmelo cemetery, Asilomar and Lighthouse.
    • The 1914 models of Studebaker, formerly a maker of carriages and wagons, have just arrived. 3
    • In November, remember that an editor makes a good elected representative.

    And the cost is …  

    • The amount of $1 is adequate for opening an account at the bank of E. Cooke Smith. We pay 4% on savings!
    • B. M. Childs, grocer, is offering fresh-cut bacon. Lean! Just 25¢ a pound. Phone 487J.

    Notes from the author …

    • A full reel lasted about ten minutes. Today, a complete movie with add-on attrac- tions can be placed on a single compact disk.
    • The poet’s name was not given, perhaps by request.
    • Studebaker remained in business first in Detroit, then in Canada, until the mid 1960s.


    posted to Cedar Street Times on July 4, 2014

    Topics: High Hats and Parasols


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