Traverse City Record-Eagle

News From 100 Years Ago

February 20, 2012

News from 100 Years Ago: 02/20/2012

• Frank Jasnaw, aged 24 years, is dead today through what would seem to be utter carelessness on his part. Mr. Jasnaw had been in the city Saturday and on returning to his home at Barker Creek while engaged in conversation with friends on the train, he failed to hear his station called out. The train had started when he jumped from the rear of one of the cars and as he swung out over the steps he slipped and in some manner was drawn under the cars. Before the train could be stopped his body was between the rails with both arms and legs broken. The upper part of his body was crushed while the head was wounded to some extent. It is remarkable that he lived until Sunday morning.

• Dr. Clyde Bunce, a resident of Williamsburg, met with a painful accident this afternoon when he sustained a bad fracture of the large bone in his right wrist. Dr. Bunce was just returning from dinner and slipped on some ice causing him to fall. It will be some time before he will be back in his office.

• In some unaccountable manner, several of the prize winners at the recent corn show were omitted from the list published at the time. F. J. Stover, who was one of the committee in charge of the show has taken a list from the books which gives all the winners. John Goodman, L. F. Titus, F. Rudert, L. E. Parmeter, J. E. Stover were all first premium winners in the lots which exhibited their corn varieties. Second premium winners were J. E. Stover, R. M. Linsly, William Youker and E. J. Miller

• What might have been a serious conflagration were it not for having received immediate attention, was the igniting of wool felt packing on a steam pipe in the basement of Frank Kubeck's clothing store Friday evening. The blaze was discovered by Ed Lautner who called out the chemical apparatus and after a few minutes, the fire was subdued. Fortunately the fire caught in the early evening for if it had started at night, it might have resulted in considerable damage.

• The M. & N. E. train that leaves this city for Manistee at 9:35 in the morning has been equipped with passenger coaches so that may compete with those used on roads between large cities. The other Manistee train will have similar equipment in the course of a few weeks.

• With the thermometer hovering between zero and many degrees below, and as an afterthought of the coldest night known in the region in years, comes word over the telephone to this office that a beautiful butterfly might be seen flitting about the home of Mr. and Mrs. Pulver, 411 Cedar Street today. The butterfly measures six inches from wing to wing and was hatched from a cocoon discovered by Mr. Pulver while trimming trees a few days ago.

• The mile of state reward road on the Black highway in East Bay will be completed soon. The gravel is of superior quality and was hauled from the Miller gravel pit. The contractor, Octave Domine, had some difficulty in getting the gravel loose so as it could be loaded on sleighs and had to use a quantity of dynamite for blasting the sand loose.

• The home of George Newman in Greilickville was the scene of enjoyment last Thursday evening when sixteen of his friends came in to remind him that it was his 58th birthday. All had a very good time, the evening being spent in visiting, phonograph music and playing cards.

• Our correspondent at Elk Lake reports that Mr. Kynett and family moved from that area last week to Williamsburg and will live on a farm which he bought from Herschel Hobbs. The Elk Lake community is sorry to lose these good neighbors.

• The Misses Edith Holiday and Mildred James celebrated their tenth and eighth birthdays respectively last Saturday at the home of Mildred James. More than a dozen friends of the girls were in attendance and enjoyed the games, the refreshments and the chocolate favors. A thoughtful variety of gifts were presented to the honored girls.

• Advice on deportment. Ladies should not be seen opening their own doors in the presence of a man, or carrying anything heavy.

• Medical advice of a century ago. No one should consider themselves old so long as they can possibly enjoy the milder sports of life.

• Best buy of the week. Carpet Sweepers, $1.75 at J. W. Slater.

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