• High Hats & Parasols, 9/12/13

    by Jon Guthrie

    Main line Notices
    State fair open
    You should plan now to join the crowd traveling aboard a special Southern Pacific car headed for Sacramento to attend this year’s state fair. The car departs early Saturday morning and returns late Sunday evening. Hotel reservations can be made through the railroad’s ticket office. The fair features harness racing with $35,000 in purses, a thrilling wild west show, competitive country and home displays, band concerts, fireworks, a dairy products show, farm animals competing for prizes amounting to $3,000, factory exhibits, and other attractions too numerous to mention. Enjoy a special entrance rate if you travel by steamer or rail. Show your ticket stubs when you arrive.
    For more particulars, contact the California State Agriculture Society.

    Quilty weds Kerwin
    The nuptials of Miss Irene Quilty and Master Joseph Kerwin were celebrated yesterday in St. Joseph’s church in San Jose. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Quilty and the sister of Mrs. Willard Jeffery, of this city. The groom is presently living in San Francisco where he works as a traveling salesman, a job that brought him frequently to the Grove and allowed the pair to meet and court. San Jose was selected for nuptials as the midpoint between the Peninsula and San Francisco. Both bride and groom are well-liked by those in the social set. The couple has departed for the southern part of California for a two-week honeymoon.

    Caretaker bars judge from court
    Judge Maurice T. Dooling arose as usual, dressing in a tan, business suit and negligee shirt, enjoyed a cup of coffee, and set off for work in the district court. The infamous Diggs-Caminetti trial was scheduled to begin that same day and quite a crowd had gathered. In fact, the crowd had grown so large that Tom Rogers, one of the court’s caretakers, had strung rope to serve as a barrier. After elbowing through the throng, Judge Dooling proceeded to go under the rope in order to reach his chambers. “Hold on there, fellow,” shouted Rogers. “You will need permission from the sheriff to cross that line.” Dooling searched for a while, and at last came upon the sheriff who accompanied the judge back to the court. The sheriff patiently explained to Rogers who the judge was and why he should not be further delayed. The caretaker said this was the most embarrassing moment of his entire life. Judge Dooling just laughed the matter off.

    Military camp a success
    Lieutenant Claire Bennett, 17th infantry, who has worked with the U S. Department of Defense’s training office for several years, was placed in charge of the local camp for military hopefuls this past season. The camp was situated in Pacific Grove near the Presidio of Monterey. At one time, this training duty fell upon institutions of education, but that practice has been since abandoned. Bennett stressed activities that would be useful to the military such as horsemanship, weapons care, marksmanship, and marching. More than 50 young men attended the summer activities. As soon as paper work is finished up, now that camp is over, Bennett plans to return to Pullman, Washington, where he is stationed

    Portico finished
    The portico of the “service” building is now finished making the service building the first to be completely ready for the Panama-Pacific exposition at San Francisco. This much-touted event is scheduled for 1915. Installation of the hundreds of newly-developed lighting fixtures promise to make this a memorable event

    Side tracks (Tidbits from here and there)

    • Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Barios departed for Oakland where they plan to visit old friends for a couple of weeks.
    • Mrs. S. M. Gregory, city, enjoyed a quick visit by Mr. and Mrs. W. Oswald of Modesto. The Oswalds are making an auto mobile tour of central California. Mrs. Gregory worked behind the counter of the Oswald store when she lived in Modesto some years ago.
    • Campbell Whitehorse was nominated assistant secretary of commerce yesterday. The San Francisco Examiner has predicted Whitehorse being elected by the governor’s committee.
    • Why not ask the operator to ring us up at Main 470? We are the leaders in feed and grain supply. G. Fraley & Co. Your animals will be most grateful.

    And the cost is…

    • Ford and Sanborn has just received samples of the woman’s clothing lines for fall and winter. A ladies five-piece suit can be yours for between $15 and $50, depending on the model you choose. There are about 100 garments in our new sample line. Everything is on display in the suit department. Stop by and take a look.
    • Summer is almost gone. Take a vacation to Yosemite. Southern Pacific is offering a special, round-trip price. Just $22.25. Stay at Yosemite for up to two weeks before returning home.
    • The Opera House will be showing genuine “talking” pictures on Monday and Tuesday, September 19 and 20. You can purchase advance seating from any drug store. Seats are 35₵ for adults and 25₵ for children and old folks. The program changes for each showing. Remember that Tuesday is matinee day. Mark Hanna, manager.
    • H. P. Brown is the place for men to buy the most handsome of three-piece suits. Our new choices are well worth seeing. Take one home for $18.
    • Rexall foot powder relieves tired, swollen feet. Price 26₵ a bottle. At Hitchcock’s drugs.

    posted to Cedar Street Times on September 12, 2013

    Topics: High Hats and Parasols


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