Traverse City Record-Eagle

January 9, 2012

News From 100 Years Ago: 01/09/2012

By EMMA JANE MUIR
Special to the Record-Eagle

---- — • The new county infirmary is now in commission, all the inmates having been moved from the building on Union Street to their new quarters. The experience is an entirely new one for the old people and they are having troubles in learning to conform to the new order of things. Some of them seem lost in the home while the change appears to have put new life into others.

• On January 7, the civil service commission held an examination in this city for the purpose of filling the vacancy in the postmastership at Grawn. Last year this office paid the present incumbent $337. The usual rules governing examinations of this class prevailed.

• Kenneth, the young son of Mr. and Mrs. Neil Livingstone, lies critically ill at the home of his parents on West Ninth Street. A consultation of doctors was held Thursday without any definite results and today Dr. Livingstone, a specialist from Detroit arrived to take charged of the case.

• The man who was selling silver polish at private homes in the city for the past two weeks came to grief Tuesday when he was arrested by Patrolman Carson for selling without a license. He was taken before Judge Umlor who fined him $10 and costs of $2.

• The young ladies of the Baptist church met at the home of Mrs. E. L. Hughes for the purpose of organizing a Philathea Class of which the platform is "Young Women at Work for Young Women: All Standing by the Bible and the Bible School". The Philathea Class is interdenominational and welcomes all.

• Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Davis and family of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada, who have been here visiting for some time as the guests of Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Downs of Sixth Street, returned to their home this morning. While in the city, they were entertained at several social events.

• E. T. Ustick of St. Louis, Missouri, who purchased a 120-acre farm at Northport last fall, is making a strenuous effort to make it one of the most valuable and attractive places in the Grand Traverse region. He recently began the construction of a modern cottage and at the present time he has the structure completed up to the second story. Thirty acres of ground have also been plowed during the good weather that has prevailed the past few weeks.

• Miss Tillie Jacques arrived last evening from Ridgetown, Ontario where she holds a position as milliner. Miss Jacques will spend some time with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Asa Hale, 412 West Seventh Street.

• A stage for the purpose of presenting small entertainments is being built in the C. S. P. S. hall. The work is under the management of Hanus Farsky, who is also engaged in painting the necessary scenery and curtains. The scenery is composed of a front curtain in landscape and three rear curtains, street, forest and interior scenes.

• In early December complaints were made to city officials about people cutting Christmas trees on the city park at East Bay, but an investigation failed to locate the guilty parties. In some instances large trees were cut down and their tops taken.

• Advice on deportment. At a ball, never wait until the signal is given to take a partner, for nothing is more impolite than to invite a lady hastily.

• Medical advice of a century ago. To obtain a good physique one should have healthy ancestors.

• Best buy of the week. Library Table, 28 inches wide, 42 inches long, Early English Finish, $7.40 at J. W. Slater.

• A. S. Brown and James S. Pearce, organizers of the Moose, went to Detroit this morning. Anyone wishing to transact business in connection with the Moose are requested to communicate with Leon Baker at the State Bank.