• High Hats and Parasols, January 15th, 2010

    The News from 100 Years Ago.

    Youngster is missing
    Master Truman Elliot, the twelve-years-old son of Mr. and Mrs. L. O. Elliot,
    disappeared yesterday. The Elliots, who reside at 412 Eleventh street, have reportedly
    been having some differences. Quarrels with his father seem to have provided the
    motive for the lad to leave home.
    Truman left for school yesterday morning as usual, but did not come at noon for
    lunch and did not make an appearance during the evening. Careful inquiry throughout
    the city brought only one bit of information: that the boy was seen on a street car going
    toward the Southern Pacific station at about nine o’clock. However, station agent C.
    R. Easterbrook states that the lad did not purchase a ticket and that he did not see him
    around the depot.
    The case is now in the hands of Truant Officer Will E. Wright, who has sent tracers
    out in all directions. The missing boy is small for twelve years of age. He has light
    hair. His parents describe their son as bright and intelligent.
    Keep an eye out for Truman Elliot. Anyone suspicious of having seen the boy is
    encouraged to collar the lad or contact Will Wright or the town constabulary.

    Schubert’s to give concert
    The Schubert Symphony Club, one of the most famous touring musical groups in
    the United States, will offer a concert as part of this summer’s Chautauqua Institute.
    Leslie Zendi Purcell, the famous contralto, has one of the deepest voices ever given to a
    woman and is the only lady vocalist able to sing an octave below middle C. Her voice is
    very powerful, and yet so melodious that the strongest tone loses none of its sweetness.
    Admission to this event alone is 50¢. Tickets to any Chautauqua event, or a
    Chautauqua pass, are available from Winston’s Store, the White House, and the Pacific
    Grove Review office.

    Town council meets
    The Pacific Grove Trustees held their regular meeting on Monday evening this
    week with all members present.
    Trustee H. E. Van Horn was granted permission to construct a reservoir on Pine
    Avenue to impound water for laundry purposes and was also given permission to lay
    a pipe line along the roadway to his laundry on Lighthouse avenue, all work to be
    done under the direction of the City Engineer. The permit is for three years and Mr.
    Van Horn must give a bond in the amount of $500 guaranteeing that he will leave the
    streets in good condition.
    Mssr. J. G. Jorgenson was appointed attorney for the city, and is to be paid a salary
    of $25 per month.
    A resolution was adopted for grading and sidewalking Ocean View avenue.
    Instructions for bidders will be available from the courthouse next week.
    The report of E. B. Rich, city tax collector, indicated the following income: licenses
    collected, $8.20; city taxes collected, $11,329.85; plumbing fees collected, $18.00. The
    amount currently in the Pacific Grove General Fund is $10,963.26.

    Is there really a Bradley?
    Much discussion has been directed toward the question of whether there is really
    a Bradley in the northwest portion of the arctic. Readers of the Pacific Grove Review
    are as curious as anyone about this conundrum, especially those who contributed sums
    to Dr. Frederick Cook’s recent polar expedition.
    Allegedly, Cook discovered a vast island in the Arctic sea. Cook said that he
    named the landmass Bradley in honor of his benefactor, John R. Bradley (financier),
    one of the donors who provided $50,000 to support the exploration. Cook has neither
    confirmed nor denied the presence of Bradley, in question since no mention of the matter
    was found within Cook’s report to the University of Copenhagen. The namesake John
    Bradley says that he is proud to have the island named for him, and finds the suspicions
    of non-existence irritating.
    Captain Otto Sverdrup, the Norwegian explorer, has been asked to head a second
    expedition which is being organized to re-discover (or disclaim) Bradley. This sortie
    will leave from New Foundland on the 1st of June, 1910.
    No details are to be provided until preparations are complete.
    Contributors are being sought.

    Around town…

    • The Baptist people will hold prayer services at A. R. Barry’s. Corner of Union
      and 18th streets.
    • Attend classes on “tending your yard and garden for next season. Offered free
      at the Johnson Brothers store.
    • The “Oak Library Table” give away was won this week by the holder of ticket
      #15735. Please call for your table at the store of J. R. Beardsley. You must
      present the winning ticket.
    • M. W. Hoffman and J. K. Miller are now in the business of selling and
      delivering hay. Leave your order in the hands of the staff at the Grove Bakery.

    For sale or rent…

      • Burlingame’s is offering 50 pound sacks of potatoes for $1 each.
        Gentlemen! Go to the Golden Rule Bazaar for goods below cost. High-top
        rubber boots, $2.55.
      • Twelve acres of land between Pacific Grove and Carmel. Newly planted in
        scattered eucalyptus. Take the entire tract or purchase piece-meal. $100 per
        acre. Contact M. V. Heyner at 702 19th street.
      • Special values in post cards are available at the Fair Store. 1 cent each card.
      • Simpson the Plumber will stop your leaks in a jiffy. Priced by the job or 25 cents each hour.

    posted to Cedar Street Times on January 15, 2010

    Topics: Columns & Contributors, High Hats and Parasols


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