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THE STREETS OF SANTA CRUZ WRITTEN FOR THE Volumes could be written about the; street, of Santa Cruz, and although they are not old enough to be used as the basis of sensational show-pieces' such as I understand the "Streets of , New York" and the "Streets of Lon-' ion" are, many a bit ol comedy or drama is to be seen here if one's eyes are kept open and can look beneath the mantle of everyday happening, as the eyes of the poet and the writer must be able to do. Let me begin with the great artery 01 commerce, Pacific Av. Please observe that I do not say "us" or "we;" I consider myself responsible for my crimes of omission and commission, and try thus to preserve independence and my own. Individuality. Many a time I say to myself, "1 must stay at home today; I must work on my long-delayed novel for the "Sentinel," and there I3 no day like today for doing a good day's work". And by the time I have finished the sentence I find that my bonnet is on my head and my gloves or at least the one I haven't lost in my hand. I start in at Hinkle's corner, pause to look into every show window with its display, and wander slowly down the avenue. This upper portion of the street is largely devoted to the requirements of the inner man. As there is no public market here, as there is in some other large cities every butcher shop vies with the others in presenting the largest possible selection of choice meats, clean, sweet fresh; and sausage which even a sage would not hesitate to indulge in. Marble counters and snowy chopping-blocks; white-aproned attendants deftly slicing and slashing, finishing off iff. .f nonnitar thud with ! TV A jjvvu..-. o vbJch they know how to put the .rolled-up pot roast into shape. How do I know these things, when I am not keeping house, you ask? Why, I have two or three orphaned cats to provide for, and so far from saying "Oh, there is that old woman with her eternal nickel for cat's meat," the butchers greet me always with the same cheerful "What can I do for you today, madam?" There is, In effect, no need for a market here. Most of the large grocery stores are veritable markets of all kinds of vegetables and fruits; onions and potatoes can be had here as well as cauliflower, artichokes, Brussels sprouts, without mentioning the middle-class vegetables, cabbage, turnip, carrot, parsnip, lettuce and the like. These things are always in season in Santa Cruz, as are oranges, lemons and the strawberry. Grapes figs, apricots, nectarines, apples, peaches, pears, can not be had fresb at every season, though there ia but little lacking of the year round; but these are all on hand dried together with all the nuts, for all kinds of ruts are grown in this vicinity, from the hickory to the almond. As for berries, It is sometimes hard to withstand the temptation of taking up a handful of raspberries, currant, loganberries or blackberries from the display trays. Farther along are the stores where everything to cook and to serve these things on, can be had, from the latest pattern of range to the newest design in every possible ware; and the finest, most artistic china, cut glass and porcelain. Restaurants and creameries, however, have all these things cooked and ; nil lucoc -j-"o . .1 o,r Vioir natrons: ana tnere are also fine bakeries and delicatessen stores, which make it needless for the housewife to be cook or housekeeper, unless she so chooses to be. Candy palaces, ice-cream parlors, for children and for grown-up people, and cigar stands and tobacco shops, alter nate with these. Interspersed between commissary stores' are the depots for the covering of the outer man and woman. Clothing stores where the wide, deep show windows look like the rendezvous of fashionably dressed men; dry goods stores that offer the very latest in style and the very best material; for Santa Cruz women will have the best and our dry goods merchants have long since learned the lesson. Jewelry stores furnish the things that are not necessaries of life, yet make life very pleasant to live; and diamonds, colored gems, watches, art "SENTINEL" BY JOSEPH.NE CLIF objects are displayed side by side To be sure there with money enough to buy - u , tneae things right on the sam stre et, but whether this money belongs to he people who would like to buy the twigs mat - Aa r".rl:rB ;:v:r ottered rel wear, and taking all the different mercantile establishments together, it is safe to say that the most fastidious taste, the widest range of wishes, could be suited. I am not sure whether drug stores and apothecaries should be catalogued 1 1 1 1 i as furnishing the necessaries of life . 1 V.. it T fcart ff tnUP or tne luxuries; uui, 11 j. one of their bitter pills, I would swallow it while looking in at the artfully arranged display window. Books are brain food, and music food for the soul; and to judge from the great number of these two articles of luxury sold on Pacific Av., our people are both literary and musical in their tastes. Of this the Carnegie library is another proof. One can not help turning from Pacific Av. into either Church or Locust St., if one's eyes happen to stray toward the library or the Hihn grounds or mansion. Both places run through from Church to Locust bt., and should never be divided. In am sorry that it is not my original idea, but I fully agree with what Hon. W. T. Jeter at one time said in regard to the Hihn mansion being made the palace of art in the future. The grounds should be open from the library to the mansion; and Mr. Hihn himself could design a walk through the grounds better than anyone else But. I propose that there be one wide, - ft, open space in the center of the grounds, and a statue be Placed on that spot a statue 01 r. a. muu mm self. Not a pretty statuette of Parian marble, by any means, but a statue of bronze, as most statues of Bismarck are cast, the Iron Chancellor, whom Hihn resembles in looks and in executive ability. Then a group of some kind, cut in marble or cast in bronze, should be placed on the space at the Locust St. front of the library. And with the art palace filled with paintings, with statuary, with bronzes, connected with cur ever-growing library, the streets of Santa Cruz would be more densely thronged than they are even now. We have many artists in our midst whose productions would grace any collection; and there is but one piece of marble that ought to have been produced in California which I should advocate to make the gem of the collection Powers' "California" Or could this exquisite creation have been destroyed in San Francisco? But I must return to Pacific Av. with It3 sights and sounds. The chug-chug of the auto, the ringing bells of the electric car system, the hoarse, long-drawn whistle of the Incoming steamer, the screech of the locomotive drawing its train frora north to south, or south to north, and the staccato toot-toot of the switching engine. All along" the avenue are real estate firms; are carriages, buggies, wagons, saddles and harness trappings for sale; and there are also large curio stores in which can be found objects of International interest and value. Furniture warehouses where furniture of direct importation from Europe 1 . - tvia i7oot-orn stntpa Is on sale, or auu i" , tnfl nnest as wen as me Dwuicoi as make; and rugs and hangings and pictures oh! pictures. One morning I stopped spellbound before the store opposite to Soquel Av., for I saw in the window pictures that brought back scenes form my soldier days so vividly that I fear I gazed with open mouth on the display. At least a lady standing beside me, looking at these sama Remingtons, said to me kindly, pointing to the one on which Is depicted the prairie schooner in all its elegance: "So many people are reminded by this of the days when they crossed the plains; did you come in one 01 these, too?" "Oh, no, no," I said. "it is these that are more familiar to me" and I pointed out the picture- of "Caught in the Circle" and the Buffalo Chase" "for I came out from Fort Leavenworth to Fort Bayard after the war, and have seen all this, FORD McCRACKIN. skeletons, norsea auu u, -thirst and Indian arrows, on the plains; and a buffalo hunt, one morn- in"" when the mirage uciluc, ouu denly the hunters and the hunted were , n-v-is-h an1. to all appearances skating on ice together and it all comes back to me wlth these pictures, and " And 1 turned ,ly away and marched UrlsHy down a. -enue, tor tear o, boo-hooing right out on the street Then I walked on till I came to a street on my right, where I saw palm trees growing on either side of the street, and where there were lovely houses, which I had not seen. Turning at a cross street, I met a good-natured looking man, and I asked of him where I was, and what were the names or me " iiiot recovered: and ne menuoneu Laurel ' and Maple and Cedar and Svcamore. Center St., too, was men- tioned; and I must go back there some day to locate them more correctly, for the streets of Santa Cruz are not yet all familiar to me. Josephine Clifford McCracMn. January 12th, 1907. WT?F COUNSEL FROM TIIE SOUTH. - want to give some valuable advice to thoWse who suffer with lame , bac 1 and k,dney trouble ---p ft SaSueSatatr that Elect .ric , Bl tters rel ef and after taking a few more bot- Drug Store. Mce 50 cents. COST OF PLUMBING, ETC. Bids Received by the Santa Cruz Beach Co. The Santa Cruz Beach Co. received bids upon plumbing, metal and skylights, tile and marble, for the Casino and bathing pavilion now under course of construction. Following is the list o' bidders and their bids: Byrne Bros $35,700 Heath & Faneuf 35,185 Whitney Bros 34,662 Robt. Dalzlel Jr. Co. of Oakland 25,027 The 'contract wa3 awarded by the Santa Cruz Beach Co. to the Robt. J. Dalzlel Jr. Co. of Oakland, for the sum of $24,317. The difference between their bid of $25,027 was a reduction made for the inlet pipes for the plunge. Their bid also included extra galvanized tinning all around the flag-poles. FOR OVER. SIXTY YEARS. "Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup' has been used for over sixty years by mlmoni of mothers for their cu.idren while teetu-ing with perfect success. It soothes the child, softens the gums, allays the pain, cures wind colic and Is the best remedy for diarrhoea. It will relieve the poor little sufferer Immediately. Sold by druggists In every part of the world. Twenty-five cents a bottle. Be sure and ask for Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup and take no other kind. JylO-lyd&w SCIENTIFIC-HUMOROUS DEBATE Ed. "Sentinel": The Fraternal Brotherhood will have a scientific, humorous debate this month, on the subject, "Resolved that the practice nt law affords ereater comfort to society than the practice of medicine". The affirmation will be argued by At torney W. M. Aydelotte and Prof. P. C. Tucker and the negative by Dr. E. B Philbrook and Rev. A. Lyle De Jarnette. The importance of this de bate to the whole world requires that a proper decision be given. Therefore the legal talent, the Chief Justice and twelve Associate Justices of the Su preme Court of the Fraternal Brother hood will be asked to decide on the merits of the arguments. This will probably be the greatest debate of modern times, not excepting the Lin coin and Douglas debates of 1858. F. B. THE RIGHT NAME. Mr. August Sherpe. tne popular overseer of the poor at Port Madison, la., says: "Dr. King's New Life Pills are rightly named; they act more agreeably, do more good and make one feel bettter than any other laxative." Guaranteed to cure biliousness and constipation. c at J. G. Tanner's and the Model Drug Store. The young ladies and gentlemen of the Golden Circle had a most enjoyable time Thursday evening, in spite of the disagreeable weather. After the election of officers and a good time, refreshments were served by the ladies. The following officers were elected: President, Miss Helen Byrne; first vice-president, Miss Ethel Dop- kings; second vice-president, Miss Linna Parker; secretary, Miss Marion Ansley; treasurer, MIS3 Dora Hilling-worth. C. FORMER OF Soldiers' Ed. found Uncle volunteer an iron ernment painted swathed weary I Uncle 29th, out , 8non - racks, land. the the examination. at my his thumb standing "South After flied a pointed rapidity double-acting much "Very "Well, he. my old I should stood one-horse could Then me. precaution army kind with I am ated the the most and closely Every dress treated, at me as, she and dinner". and social to Santa assured they home. But planted trussed his the bandaged a that here, on not minute. 12 change well-cc-oked, food, well The well of an types Hayseed, he to marry though Surely, But "What

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  2. 19 Jan 1907, Sat,
  3. Page 16

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