Traverse City Record-Eagle

News From 100 Years Ago

July 25, 2011

100 Years Ago: 07/25/2011

n The Pere Marquette railroad has installed a new system for handling fruit that comes in on the boats this summer that will save a lot of handling and expedite the shipment during the rush season. The railroad has made arrangements to use the dock at the Hannah & Lay Company which has a large apron upon which barrels and crates are placed direct from the boats.

n The shingle mill at Mayfield belonging to Mrs. J. L. Gibbs was burned to the ground last week. The cause of the fire is not known but it is supposed to have been caused by children playing about the place. Suspicion also points to the fire being started by tramps who may have stayed at the place.

n Mr. and Mrs. William Harrington left on the N. M. T. boat this morning to go to Chicago for a few weeks. On their return, Mrs. Harrington will stop off at Manistee and spend several days with friends at that place.

n Miss Nettie Lardie, who has recently graduated from Cummock school of oratory, Evanston, Illinois, will give an entertainment at the Baptist church next Sunday under the auspices of the Young Ladies' Missionary society. All interested parties are invited.

n Dr. and Mrs. J. W. Calvert of Dwight, Illinois, passed through the city yesterday en route to Neahwanta where they will spend the remainder of the summer. They have been regular guests at that resort for several seasons.

n Complaints are being made from the east side that owners of cows are using the city park on the bayshore near Peninsula Street for a grazing ground for their cattle. The city parks, although not yet all improved, are for the use of the people of the city and not to be devoted to feeding purposes. There ought to be enough places where cattle can feed besides the parks.

n Robert Edwards leaves Tuesday for New York City and will sail from there for England where he will be the guest of relatives for two months. Mr. Edwards will attend a family reunion at his mother's house in Reading, Berkshire, England, which is the first time in eleven years the family have been together.

n Osman Beckleau, aged 19, was run over by an automobile owned by Dr. Berry of Harrietta last evening. His skull was crushed, both wheels having passed over his head. The investigation revealed that the young man had evidently imbibed too freely.

n George Merritt, aged 55, was found dead in his chair this morning at the home of his daughter in Fife Lake. On account of the heat, he said he would not retire early, but would rest awhile in an easy chair. This morning, upon arising, the family found the body as last seen the night before.

n Orvill Tompkins was captured in an alley while attempting to start a fight, has pled guilty and a drunk and disorderly charge was given. A fine was also given in the amount of $4.

n The city council has determined that the law governing the speed of automobiles in the city shall be enforced. That body has decided that it shall be rigidly observed and in order to ascertain a correct estimate of how fast a car is going, the purchase of a stop-watch has been authorized. This is right and if a few examples are made, the law will be observed more closely.

n Advice on deportment. Children should rarely accompany his or her mother on social calls.

n Medical advice of a century ago. Stimulants should be used boldly from the start of diphtheria.

n Best buy of the week. Women's Oxfords and Sandals, $1.45 At A. V. Friedrich.

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