• High Hats & Parasols 12-13-13

    Main line
    This is the age of new invention. Just imagine: auto mobiles, aero planes , electric lamps, vapor breathes, indoor toilets, and more! You should know all about patents, trademarks, designs, copyrights, and how to market your own unique ideas! Read the Scientific American, a handsomely illustrated weekly, published by Munn & Co, main office 361 Broadway, New York. Sub-office in Washington, D. C. Yours for $4.50 per subscription year. Contact Munn’s today and request your subscription, delivered to your door! 1

    Rink to open
    The trustees for the Pacific Grove Grammar School have voted to make the school’s pavilion temporarily available for use as an ice skating rink. The rink will be available for afternoon and evening skating six days a week. The seventh day will be dedicated to advanced, performance skating. School students who are exercising will move their activities to the old gymnasium building on 17th. All students, high school and elementary, will use the old building during the interim.

    Christmas reprieve
    The Christmas season has caused a postponement to the trial of two men accused of burglarizing the home of W. L. Newlove of Pacific Grove. The set-up began when one man walked up to the door and asked for a drink of water. They were later arrested playing pool in Monterey. The men were in possession of several items from the home when captured. The hearing was set for Thursday, last, but Justice of the Peace Wallace continued the hearing until next month. Neither suspect made bail.

    Conference next week
    The annual session of the California Methodist Church will convene in the church in this city next Wednesday. This will be the 61st year that the conference has assembled and the 29th year that the conference has assembled in the Grove. The ecclesiastic district which embraces Central and Northern California is served by 196 ministers, all of whom are expected to attend. Bishop Hughes will lead the conference, and many excellent speakers are scheduled as well as social gatherings. On the final Sunday, seven new preachers will be ordained.

    Complains of wife
    Dr. O. Swayze, who first lived in the Grove at 569 Pine avenue and maintained his medical office in the Cortinas building in Monterey, traveling back and forth by street railroad, has filed suit for divorce from his wife, Mrs. Minnie Swayze, currently residing in San Francisco. The doctor charged that his wife abandoned him in 1911. Her failure to work in his practice, he alleges, caused his business to fail, and forced him to move his practice to Sacramento, where his relatives live. He also alleged that his wife’s failure to return worked on his mind and created severe mental problems. The doctor claims that his net worth has dropped from $15,000 to nearly zero. Dr. Swayze proposes paying $0 support.

    Mingled waters swim, anyone?
    The waters of the Atlantic ocean and the Pacific ocean are about to mingle at the Isthmus. Thanks to the hard work and generosity of the American people, the Panama Canal is very nearly finished!

    Train off track
    Passenger Car number two, in charge of Conductor Robert Miller of Pacific Grove, left the track after leaving Monterey station but before reaching the Grove. The car’s momentum rolled it onto and along Lighthouse avenue where it stopped and sat for an hour or more before men came over from the power house with the proper tools and got the car back on track. The incident occurred on a slight curve where there appeared to be a weak section in the rail. Sabotage is not suspected. 2

    Visit the canyon grandly
    At the end of miles of beautiful scenery, lies the Grand Canyon of the Feather River. This vista waits there to be visited and viewed. And the Western Pacific, Denver, and Rio Grande railroad is already preparing for your glorious, spring excursion. The trip is organized so that all the best country through the Rockies is traveled in daylight. Comfortable sleeper cars accommodate the remainder of the trip. Excursion tickets are available in March and continue availability until June. Our cars are electric lighted. 3 Comfortable seats and berths. Also, we can arrange trips for you to any part of the world. Book now and enjoy our low, excursion, round-trip rates. J. Q. 4 Patton, General Agent, San Jose

    Coming again
    It is beginning to look like the recent protests demanding an end to the Chautauqua are fading into the woodwork. 5 Tickets for the next season are selling so rapidly that it looks almost certain that next summer’s program will be inaugurated. Among the late ticket purchasers are Charles Barker, Ruth Hoffman (coming for the summer from Santa Clara), Mrs. Mary Lewis, R. L. MacArthur and family, and A. J. Hansen and wife. Also Mrs. F. Holloman of Salinas who has let out the Scobie flat for several weeks. The visitor impact on the Grove is significant.

    Here and there…

    • Pre-printed “For Sale” signs are available from the Review office. Calling cards can be made up and printed.

    • The Review is pleased to note that Seaman Tom McCauley, son of Mrs. Mary Weaver McCauley, of this city, is visiting friends and family here while on leave. Tom is accompanied by his shipmate, Wymer Smith. Both boys are stationed at the United States Naval Training Station at Yerba Buena. Their furlough totals 10 days.

    • Mr. N. C. Judson checked in at the Pacific Grove hotel yesterday from Austin, Texas. Mr. Judson is considering moving his family to the Grove. 7

    • A high school dance is planned for this Saturday evening at the Civic Club Hall.

    • The Colonial theater will present several snappy reels of moving pictures this weekend.

     And the cost is…

    • Abalone fritters make a delicious, home-cooked meal! Pick your abalones and free recipe up at the Abalone Wagon in the Grove. Our abalone are absolutely fresh! $2 per pound.

    • The Monterey County Real Estate Exchange, located in Monterey and Pacific Grove, has near-beach cottages available for $15 by the month.

    • Kellogg’s Ant Paste makes ants disappear. Insist on the top that rattles! Kellogg’s is offering a special price now! Try a can for just 25₵.

    Author’s notes…
    1. Magazine subscriptions of every ilk stood out as hot items during the pre- television and radio era of 1913. Some were delivered by mail. Many were railroaded into town and then delivered by young men pulling small wagons, walking or riding bicycles. 6
    2. Really? No sabotage? Proponents of the narrow-gage, street railroad often struck out against the Southern Pacific.
    3. The cars were “electric lighted” thanks to the “direct current” work of T. Edison and his supporting company, General Electric.
    4. The initials “J. Q.” probably stood for “John Quincy’ a popular figure in 1913.
    5. The anti-Chautauqua group were asking to let the Chautauqua die out rather than suffer a violent death, which required too much work. This group was against almost everything, just as is the “anti-” group today, 100 years later.
    6. Your author got his start in newspapering delivering folded papers from the basket of a bicycle.
    7. For a rather staid and proper community, dances seemed a regular and popular social event, but whoa, let’s look again. There was always a chaperone to make certain couples maintained a proper and respectful distance while “pair” dancing.

    posted to Cedar Street Times on December 13, 2013

    Topics: High Hats and Parasols


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