Looking Back: Sept. 23, 1912

The famous Bloomer girls baseball team has written for a game with the 1915 team of this city. The game will be played on the local diamond and it will be a contest well worth seeing as it said to be a good team despite the fact that the players are all girls.

Babies. Big and little and medium; light and dark and medium; handsome and pretty and medium; good and – er, medium. All were present at the big Dreamland Baby Show. Our thanks to the ladies of the Antietam Women’s Relief Corps for arranging this noble event. The only problem is, the show will never be a real success until every youngster gets a first prize. There is no such thing as one real, genuine, Petaluma baby being better than another. Ask their parents. Talk about the state fair! Why the fairest in the state were at Dreamland on Saturday and Sacramento got what was left over.

The monster new electric sign of the Great Western Power Co., which contains 365 electric lights and flashes in the mouse style and other styles and is about the finest thing in its line north of the bay, was installed over the office entrance. The derrick used in hoisting the electric poles in the city was used as an immense crowd watched. Manager Steve Gamble stated the sign will be illuminated tonight.

This evening at the Mystic Theatre, in addition to the regular program, Gil P. Hall, popular city attorney, in response to numerous requests, gives a reading of Poe’s “The Raven.” His appearance will attract to the popular playhouse many people who seldom attend as Mr. Hall’s ability and talent needs no advance notice.