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News From 100 Years Ago

May 6, 2013

News from 100 Years Ago: 05/06/2013

COMMISSION NOW IN CHARGE OF CITY

Commissioner form of government is now a reality in Traverse City, the new administration having taken hold of city affairs last evening. The new commission went into office under the most auspicious circumstances, having almost the solid backing of the citizens and the support of appointees upon whom they can rely for efficient service. Long before the commission was called to order by Mayor Straub, the room was packed with an interested crowd, which included many of the representative business men of the city. This showed that the people are taking an interest in the new plan and are determined to assist the new members of the commission in making their administration a success.

NOTICE!

Notice is hereby given to the banking institutions of the city of Traverse City that bids will be received at the office of the city clerk, up to 11 o’clock a.m., standard time, May 10th, 1913, for the custody of city money for a period of from May 12th, 1913, until the second Monday in January, 1915. The commission reserves the right to reject any or all bids.

(Signed) T.H. GILLIS, Clerk of the Commission of Traverse City.

On account of the bad storm last night, the benefit dance for the baseball club was postponed until Thursday night of this week. All tickets that have been purchased will be good at that time.

ENGLISHMAN’S COFFIN MADE OF 4,000 MATCHBOXES — UNUSUAL BURIAL AT SEA

An enormous crowd gathered at Chester a few months ago to witness the funeral of an electrical engineer who was carried to the cemetery in a coffin that had been laboriously constructed by himself out of 4,000 matchboxes. These, with their tops visible and advertising their respective makers, were varnished over and strengthened inside with wood. On the coffin was placed an electric battery, says London Tit-Bits.

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