• High Hats and Parasols, November 16th, 2012

    Beware Bright’s disease
    Bright’s disease is called the malady of civilization and this name is not unmerited. Bright’s is beyond everything else a disease of civilized people. It is due almost entirely to those habits of life which distinguish the modern man from the savages living in jungles.
    Nine times out of ten, Brights Disease, which begins as a simple disorder of the digestive tract, is one of the illnesses due to too much eating and drinking, too much time spent leaning over a desk, and too little fresh air. The savage lives in the open, eats simple foods, and knows nothing of not getting plenty of sleep. As a result, he has clear eyes and good, red blood in his veins. But the civilized man is eating a plethora of rich foods and drinking too many alcoholic beverages, and has none of these favorable features. The result is that the modern man sickens and dies from Bright’s Disease, generally in great pain.
    Acording to Leslles, Bright’s Disease is almost always fatal. It is like autopoisoning. Once started there is no turning back.

    Surprise on Pine
    On Wednesday evening, the young folks of thje United Presbyterian church met at the home of Mr. Ripperdan on Pine, and gave the family a surprise in the way of a social evening. Music and games were the order of the day after which refreshments were enjoyed. After a pleasant time, all departed with best wishes for Ripperdan, who is moving to Modesto.

    Guardianship of minor requested
    Mrs. Mary Mechan has appplied in the superior court to be appointed guardian of her two-year-old graddaughter, Elizabeth Francis Revis, whose parents abandoned the child after splitting and divorcing. The whereabouts of neither parent is known to Mrs. Mechan and neither contributes anything to the little girl’s support.
    In her petition, Mrs. Mechan says she has become greatly attached to the youngster and wants her for her own. District Attorney Sargeant, as required by law, was consulted before the petition was filed and he has given his written consent.

    United Confederates voted for Roosevelt
    There is considerable uneasiness among Democrat politicians over the discovery that an overwhelming majority of the United Confederate Veterans, who attended the State reunion on September 5th and 6th, voted for Roosevelt for President. The matter was kept quiet at the time of election, but the news of how the men who wore the gray voted recently leaked out.
    A poll was taken at a dinner attended only by UCVers, numbering 288. Excusing one man who voted for Taft, one who favored Debs, and six who were for Wilson, the entire balance voted for Roosevelt. This is taken as an indicator of the number of Democrats who voted the Progressive ticket, and it surely is a fair indicator that goes far in explaining concern for our future.

    Lowe lingers near death
    Professor Thaddeus S. C. Lowe, formerly of the Grove, lingered in a Pasadena hospital with his alloted time quickly expiring. Lowe, a designer and builder, may be best known for his work on the Mount Love railway and station. Lowe also specialized in rendering designs for adding indoor gas, water, and electricity to buildings constructed without same.

    Wife in name only
    As a rule, elopements never seem to result in happy marriages, and the Newman-Foltz Company will produce a play this weekend that addresses that very topic. “Wife in Name Only” deals with the unfortunate circumstances after a young man and young women run away to be wed. Alas, the young man is killed suddenly, shortly thereafter, which leaves his young bride very much alone. This is a very sad piece of business, but the sadness lessens as it is made clear that the young man is still hanging around, at least in spirit. His antics provide adequate entertainment for every audience.
    The Work theater and the Newman-Foltz company have agreed to special pricing for women and children. While regular seating is 25 cents, women and children pay only 15 cents for this entertainment.

    Snippets from here and there…

    • The ladies of the Chrtistian church are planning a Harvest Home benefit on November 26th and 27th. The event will be held in the new Sunday School rooms of the Christian church. Plan now to participate. There will be plenty of fun for all!
    • Coast Valleys Gas & Electric Co. sells gas, gas applicances, electric energy and electric appliances. It also sells service … so if your service is not up to standards, tell us, do not tell your neighbor. We are here to serve you.
    • T. A. Work has laid in a heafty supply of pine wood cut fireplace size from old pine trees. Guaranteed dry. Special prices by the load. Call at Work Co, 570 Lighthouse avenue.
    • Harris Real Estate Co features improved property and choice building lots for rent or sale. We pay taxes and lend money. Harris also takes full charge of property for non-residents. 502 Lighthouse avenue.
    • Don’t judge this laundry by your experience with others as this is not an ordinary establishment. You won’t find buttonless shirts, frayed collars or cuffs, or damaged shirtwaists coming back from this laundry. Have us call for your things next week, and judge us after you get them back. Grove Anticeptic Laundry, 12th and Lighthouse. Our phone number is Red 43.
    • We encourage you to use the new Sunbeam Tungsten electric lamps. We are now selling these at a newly reduced price. Culp Brothers.
    • Monterey County Real Estate Exchange has just listed several real nice cottages in the Grove. We are authorized to sell on easy terms from $5 to $20 a month, depending on the size of the property and its cost.

    And your bill is…

    • No matter how badly soiled or stained your clothes are, we will make your old suit look like new with our revolutionary dry-cleaning process.To introduce this wonderful system, we will charge you only $1 for what would regularly cost $2.50. We also repair and dye. The New York Renewing Co. has its cart stationed in front of the moving picture show on Lighthouse. Pickups and deliveries can be made there.
    • Hendricks’ Grocery on Lighthouse has brought in a good supply of Belle Fleur apples that will soon ripen to their best. This delicious fruit is offered two for five cents.

    posted to Cedar Street Times on November 16, 2012

    Topics: High Hats and Parasols


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