Traverse City Record-Eagle

News From 100 Years Ago

July 16, 2012

News from...100 years ago: 07/16/2012

n Sunday afternoon Mrs. Frank Lutman and little baby had a very narrow escape from drowning and had it not been for the presence of mind displayed by Mr. Lutman, it is more than likely that three lives would have been lost. The family was returning from church across Silver Lake in their row boat when the baby's hat blew off. Mrs. Lutman attempted to reach it but without success. Mr. Lutman then rowed to where his wife and child were struggling in the water and reached down, catching hold of the baby's clothing, bringing them back into the boat.

n Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Horton returned from Carp Lake last evening. They were called home on account of the sickness of her mother, Mrs. John VanDam of Monroe Center.

n Next Sunday, Children's Day will be observed in Mayfield and the program will be very pleasing, notably the rose drill given by the young girls. This will show that much time and labor was bestowed on them by the older young ladies.

n Despite the disagreeable and threatening weather Saturday afternoon, over thirty Grangers were on hand to hear the speeches and orations and applaud the same. A beautiful mounted United States flag was presented to Mrs. Evans for being the winner among the sisters in their arguments and M. C. Oviatt was presented a handsome piece of statuary as a testimonial of oratorical ability, having won among the brothers.

n Ex-mayor E. Wilhelm returned last evening from Manistee where he has been taking the salt baths for the past week.

n Mrs. L. B. Plonta and family who have been in this city for the past three months left this morning for Frankfort. They have plans to make their home in that village for the summer.

n The box social held at Ira Bares' home in Almira Saturday evening was very well attended. It was for the ball team and raised $12. They will give a shadow and box social at Lake Ann next Friday.

n Mrs. Raymond Corman, who has been spending a month visiting in Northport, left last Thursday for Pittsburgh. He will take charge of the ten work among the foreigners.

n About thirty-five of the friends of Mrs. Sarah Taylor met at her home in Matchett last Monday to help her celebrate her 71st birthday. The affair was a complete surprise gotten up by Mrs. Bogart. Mrs. Taylor received some beautiful and useful presents. A potluck supper was served by the ladies which all enjoyed. The guests departed at a late hour wishing Mrs. Taylor many returns of the happy occasion.

n Oscar Simpson, one of the original pioneers of this area, died suddenly at his home, 426 Sixth Street, Thursday from heart failure. Mr. Simpson was 64 years of age and when he was 18 years old, entered the employ of the Hannah & Lay Company, working in the mill and in the woods until his great executive ability was recognized and he was promoted to an office position.

n Mrs. George Johnson returned last evening from Chicago where she has been visiting for a few weeks. She was accompanied home by Miss MacHedgeland who will spend the summer as the guest of Mrs. Johnson and other friends in the city.

n Advice on deportment. Never thrum with your fingers, rub your hands, yawn or sigh in public.

n Medical advice of a century ago. To counterbalance the tendency to inaction, muscular exercise should be insisted upon for the aged.

n Best buy of the week. Turkish Rocker With Best Quality Leather, $15.35 at J. W. Slater.

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