Traverse City Record-Eagle

News From 100 Years Ago

July 18, 2011

News from 100 years ago: 07/18/2011

• An event that eclipsed any outdoor celebration ever held in this region occurred Sunday when the annual union of newsboys' picnic took place at the Baptist resort near Greilickville on the shore of West Bay. During the day all kinds of diversions were planned for the youngsters, eating and playing and free of charge.

• Mrs. Dr. Hills entertained her Keep Sweet class on the banks of the beautiful lake in Fife Lake last Monday afternoon. Refreshments were served and the doctor's boat being at their disposal, all present report a fine time.

• Frank Williams appeared in the recorder's court last Tuesday morning upon a charge of being drunk and disorderly and was sentenced to spend five days in the county jail. Williams was up on the same charge today and upon promising Judge Umlor that he would not get drunk again, he was released. He had not gone far from the courtroom before he forgot the promise and with a number of companions started out for a good time with the above result.

• In accordance with their usual custom, the letter carriers and their families spent last Saturday at Spring Park, the beautiful summer home of Mr. and Mrs. William Goble. The ladies had planned an ample supply of sandwiches, salads, cake, pickles, coffee and other good things to say nothing of the ice cream. After justice had been done to the repast, the boys put on their bathing suits and proceeded to take their annual bath.

• D. H. Day, president of the Western Michigan Development Bureau, reports that the apple crop in this area was never in better condition than it is at present. He has made a careful inspection of his own and found just a few apples affected with worms or any of the diseases that are prevalent at this time of year.

• The Bowers Harbor and Traverse City ball boys crossed bats at Bowers Harbor Sunday afternoon. The boys from the harbor won the game.

• Mrs. Clara Cook, who lives near Ogdensburg, returned home last Monday from the Ann Arbor hospital where she has been the past four weeks. She is much improved in health.

• Miss Bernice Sayers, a resident of North Paradise, left for a two weeks' visit at this city, Greilickville and Old Mission. She was accompanied as far as Traverse City by her sister, Mrs. Perhall.

• Deaconess Elizabeth and Deaconess Clare of Chicago are spending the summer at Mrs. H. B. Schryer's cottage, 'Graystone," at Edgewood. While guests of Mrs. Schryer, several picnics have been planned in their honor.

• Attorney P. C. Gilbert returned last night from Ann Arbor where he attended the annual class reunion of the law grads of 1891, of which he was a member. He is proud to claim an attendance at each of the planned reunions over the years.

• The members of the chorus choir of the First M. E. church and their friends enjoyed a picnic and marshmallow roast at East Bay last Friday evening. The group stayed late into the night enjoying the fellowship and fun.

• Advice on deportment. Gentlemen should be seen and not smelled. They should use but very little perfume as too much of it is in bad taste.

• Medical advice of a century ago. Whiskey, brandy or light wine may be given to a convalescing patient, diluted or in a spoon.

• Best buy of the week. Pere Marquette Excursion, Round Trip to Grand Rapids, $2.00.

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