Traverse City Record-Eagle

December 5, 2011

News From 100 Years Ago: 12/05/2011

By Emma Jane Muir, Special to the Record-Eagle
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---- — n Mrs. Albert Novotny, 516 West Ninth Street, entertained the Ladies' Auxiliary of the Spanish-American War Veterans Thursday afternoon at a luncheon and social hour. The rooms were beautifully decorated in national colors, flags predominating.

n Robert Dobson, an old and respected resident of Acme township, passed away at the home of his daughter, 210 West Twelfth Street Sunday morning where he had been the past few weeks suffering with cancer of the stomach. Mr. Dobson was always a hard working, industrious citizen and was especially noted for his honesty which characterized all his dealings.

n An entertainment and box social will be given at the Long Lake town hall December 10. The proceeds will be used for a school library for District No. 2. The public is invited.

n Because a conductor misread his orders, twelve persons were badly injured today as the result of a wreck on the Ann Arbor railroad near Cadillac, when a motor car crashed into a freight, almost completely demolishing the former. Motorman Elliot of Owosso stuck to his post, although seriously injured.

n Articles of incorporation have been filed with the county clerk by the Duck Lake Power Co. which has been organized for the purpose of generation, distribution and sale of electricity for lighting, power and general purposes. The capital stock is $16,000 which is divided into $10 shares. The incorporators are Harlin Brown, David Wynkoop and Ralph Wynkoop.

n Advice on deportment. Ladies who dance much should be very careful not to boast before those who dance but little or not at all.

n Medical advice of a century ago. During the first few days after delivery, a new mother's diet should consist of liquid food made of cereal grains with a few animal broths.

n Best buy of the week. Blanket Week at Milliken's. Fine wool in very rich, handsome color combinations, $9.50.