Traverse City Record-Eagle

News From 100 Years Ago

November 28, 2011

News From 100 Years Ago: 11/28/2011

n A barn belonging to Henry Brown, who lives about six miles from Northport, was struck by lightning Saturday night and burned to the ground. One horse was struck by lightning and killed and it was impossible to get the other horse out. Besides the horses, six hogs and a mowing machine, hay and everything the barn carried were lost. A little insurance was carried on the house and barn but not enough to cover the loss.

n Last Wednesday, as Mr. Laird was leaving Leland with his motor boat, he had an exciting experience. He was moving some furniture to North Manitou and when he got to the mouth of the river, he had to stop for something. The current turned the boat so it tipped, spilling off some of the furniture along with Mr. Otto Strait and Mr. Beebe who were on board. They swam to the island and were none the worse for the experience.

n Mr. and Mrs. Clint Pray of Mable have been at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Beckwith, for a couple of days at Pleasant Grove. Clint leaves for the Upper Peninsula on a hunting trip this week in company with Ed Glendenning to join the party near Ackerman, close to the camping ground of the North Bates crowd

n In a test given to the eighth grade at Union Street school, the following had 100 percent: Victor Hill, Julie Burr, George Barney, Daniel Matteson, Mary Thirlby and Ivah Wilkins. The average standing of the class was 92.7 percent.

n Dan Loudon, who has been with the Hannah & Lay Mercantile Co. for the past 29 years, has resigned his position as manager of the crockery and house furnishing department to accept a similar position with one of the large business firms in Los Angles, Calif. The employees of the store presented him with a handsome traveling bag with all the necessary appointments as a reminder of the pleasant relations that have existed between them.

n Advice on deportment. When a young lady declines dancing with a gentleman, it is her duty to give him a reason why, although some thoughtless ones do not.

n Medical advice of a century ago. Diets for patients with consumption should include soups, fish of all kinds, meats, eggs, grains and vegetables.

n Best buy of the week. Our First After-Thanksgiving Sale, Finest Suits and Overcoats, $13.85 at The Men's Fashion Shop.

while in the service of the company

n Rev. W. W. McKee, pastor of the Methodist church of Washington Street, left this morning for Mancelona to attend the district conference of the Methodist church to be held in that place. She is planning to add a few days for visiting friends at that place after the conference is concluded.

n Mrs. W. F. Kendrick, wife of Rev. W. F. Kendrick, district superintendent of the Methodist Episcopal church, was guest of honor at a reception given at the home of Rev. and Mrs. W. J. Coates. The rooms were prettily decorated and there were a large number of ladies present. Refreshments of tea, chocolate, sandwiches and cake were served.

n The schooner Conniie A. Burton, loaded with slabs, is a total wreck at South Manitou island. She came to anchor in the harbor at an early hour this morning, but dragged to the beach and ground to pieces. The crew had a narrow escape, the life saving crew at the island having barely time to get them off the vessel before it broke up.

n Barney Ebach of this city, who is moving a sawmill near Chase Siding close to Honor, met with an unusual experience one day last week. It was just growing dusk and he had occasion to go out to the rear of the barn. There he noticed a good sized black animal entangled in a barb wire fence. The owner of the farm had missed three small pigs, so evidently the bear was returning for a fourth. Ebach secured an axe and killed the animal with a blow on the head. The bear weighed about four hundred pounds and was thought to be an old residenter because of the extreme toughness of its flesh.

n Chiefly on account of the inclement weather conditions, there was not as large an attendance at the meeting of the Bureau of Associated Charities held in the directors' room of the Hannah & Lay store Wednesday. However, those present were enthusiastic about the project and strides were made towards a bigger and better work for the coming winter. Mrs. W. C. Hull, who is interested in charity work, was appointed one of the board of directors.

n The Petoskey and Traverse City stores of the Grinnell Bros. Music House have been consolidated, with main offices in this city. This gives a a greater scope to the business and does away at the same time with a portion of the expense. Henry Studke, formerly manager of the Petoskey branch, has been transferred to the managership of the store here.

n Mrs. J. H. Miller left today for Charlevoix and Petoskey on a short business trip. Mrs. Miller will return here in a few days and then leave for Modista, California to spend the winter.

n Advice on deportment. When a young lady declines dancing with a gentleman, it is her duty to give him a reason why, although some thoughtless ones do not.

n Medical advice of a century ago. Diets for patients with consumption should include soups, fish of all kinds, meats, eggs, grains and vegetables.

n Best buy of the week. Our First After-Thanksgiving Sale, Finest Suits and Overcoats, $13.85 at The Men's Fashion Shop.

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