• Hats, 8/1/14

    Main line
    Board of Trade to promote coast-interior highway
    There was a sizable crowd at Wednesday’s Board of Trade meeting. Interest was sparked by an item of profound interest to California coasters, particularly to those coasters residing in Monterey, Carmel, or Pacific Grove. To wit, these coasters wanted to know what the Board of Trade planned on doing in reference to the oft talked about highway linking Pacific Grove with the San Joaquin Valley. The result of many positive statements was the Board selecting a committee to look into the project. Placed on the committee were: promoter, R. H. McKaig; a banker, E. C. Smith; and an insurance purveyor, J. K. Frank.
    Smith immediately suggested a hearty cooperation with area Chamber of Commerces. E. C. Rust, president of the Monterey Chamber pledged to do his best to see that such cooperation came about.
    The secretary of the Modesto chamber wrote to say that everything possible would be done to see that cooperation between Modesto and the other involved communities existed. The Modesto letter was read in its entirety.
    The Modesto Chamber had also dispatched a letter pledging cooperation and urging all concerned people to “rally ’round the flag.”
    Before being named to the committee, R. H. McKaig, recently named manager of the real estate division of the Pacific Improvement Company, was voted a chair on the Board of Trade. McKaig said that he is eager to “get things going” on this road.1

    Constitutionalists capture trouble
    Mexican Rebels, in retaliation for the capture and shooting of three rebel troops, stormed a Constitutionalist stronghold on the northeast coast of Mexico. Prisoners were shuttled by train to Rebel territory in central Mexico. What the Rebels intend doing with these men remains unclear. However, it is not expected that the prisoners, of un- known number, can expect to fare well. It may be that that the Rebels plan a publically-promoted firing squad or hanging.
    Meanwhile Federal gunboats have Zaratoga under siege, but Rebel troops overran Tampico, an important coastal community. Tampico is now the only truly coastal city held by the Rebels.
    United States garrisons remain on alert.

    Death of Gordon Davis
    A fine young man who came here from Dunsmuir is now dead. Gordon Davis, who is survived by his mother and a brother and sister, collapsed in his home and did not recover. Davis had been living in the Grove for the past eight months. His purpose here was to serve as surveyor on the new road project, if approved. Davis was 24 years old.

    Report from Sunday School delegation
    The delegates to the Sunday School convention held in Woodland recently are to give their reports Wednesday, next, beginning at 7 pm. These reports will be presented in the Methodist church. Cookies and punch will be served afterward. The general public is invited, but Sunday School workers of all denominations especially so.

    Demand filed
    In the matter of Newlove A. McAdoo, the demurrer has resulted in the demand for all records. This demand was made by Daugherty and Lacy, attorney for Waiter L. Newlove. The complainant asked for a complete accounting of all records.

    Seashore people after good roads
    At the monthly meeting of Seashore People, roads were the major item of discussion. The condition of current roads was described as deplorable. The Seashore People organizations from Pacific Grove, Monterey, and Santa Cruz pledged to unite in the struggle for decent roads.

    Free concert
    Frederick MacMurray, violin instructor, will meet his students Sunday afternoon at 2 for the purpose of displaying newly-gained skills to the public. This presentation is free. Come one, come all. Performers will play from the Parrish House porch.

    Notice to supply men
    The City of Pacific Grove hereby gives notice to all supply men that sealed bids will be opened on the 20th day of October. These bids will be for providing a 600 gallon tank, wood or steel, to be used in sprinkling the city’s streets and may be mounted on an apparatus for being propelled by a team of horses or aboard an auto truck. The right to reject any or all bids is reserved by the city. This notice is posted by E. S. Johnston, city clerk.

    Side track – Tidbits from here and there

    • New restaurant opens! Damewood’s All-bay restaurant has thrown open its door at 409 Lighthouse. Hours are from 6 am to 9 pm. Family trade is particularly solicited, but Damewood’s also features a businessman’s luncheon daily, 11 am until 2 pm, Monday through Friday. Stop in and look around. A free cup of coffee is yours for the asking. Damewood’s is a cozy, homelike place to get something good to eat.
    • Are you expecting? An investment at the Bank of E. Cooke Smith will pay a good return. We’re paying 4%.
    • At the request of numerous customers, we have become the agents for Black Cat Hosiery. There’s nothing more to say except that we have a full line of styles for men, women, boys, and girls. E. M. Nixon. The little store on the corner of 16th and Lighthouse.
    • Lost: an auto mobile tail light. If found, please leave at 203 Forest and receive a reward.
    • Get your Rexall spring tonic from Long & Gretiers.
    • Newspaper editors make better legislators.
    And the cost is …
    • Stetson the Tailor keeps them guessing about how low his prices can go. This week only, ladies two-piece suits for $22.50. Men’s three-piece suits start at $16. Perfect tailoring is guaranteed.
    • Ripe red apples. Oregon Delicious. Two for 5¢. Curnow & Curnow, cash grocers.One price to all. 21 Forest. Telephone Black 511.
    • Save 25¢ each day and you’ll wind up a millionaire. Invest at the Bank of the Pacific. Also, Commercial and Savings services.
    • Our groceries are kept fresh at Burlingame’s. Cherries, newly picked, really sweet, 5¢ a pound.
    • Sale starts Tuesday, next. Waist lingerie,3 98¢ each. The Emporium. 48 Alvarado, Monterey.

    Notes from the author …
    1. Roads were the focus of attention since the advent of the auto mobile … er, auto- mobile.
    2. The use of a masculine identity was commonplace during the Victorian era…even though Victoria was not.
    3. Waist lingerie was also called waist cinchers.


    posted to Cedar Street Times on August 1, 2014

    Topics: High Hats and Parasols


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