Traverse City Record-Eagle

News From 100 Years Ago

May 28, 2012

News from 100 Years Ago: 05/28/2012

  • Today marks the fourteenth anniversary of the return of the Hannah Camp boys. It was a great day when the boys marched back to Traverse City after being away at the front to battle for Uncle Sam, and ever since then on the eve of the return date, they have celebrated with a banquet and program. It goes without saying that every member who possibly can will be in attendance.
  • The contract for the decorations for the Land and Apple show to be held in Grand Rapids in November has been let to Harry I. Gage of Battle Creek. It is not known what the scheme will be but it is expected to be carried out along rustic lines which are so effective for exhibits of this nature.
  • Miss Ann Brinkman of Old Mission passed through the city today on her way to Ann Arbor to visit friends for a few days. Miss Brinkman makes regular trips to that place renewing old acquaintances and to participate in the many cultural activities offered by the state university.
  • People in the Old Mission vicinity are very much wrought up today over the disappearance of Gardner Dana, one of the pioneer residents of that area. Following a thorough search last night and this morning by several parties, Mr. Dana's body was found in twelve feet of water about half a mile from his home.
  • Grand Rapids & Indiana passenger train No. 3 was wrecked at Paris this morning. Six were seriously injured and seven others hurt. The Pullman two-day coaches and the baggage car were sent into the ditch by a split switch and the remainder of the train continued for half a mile before the wreck was discovered.
  • Dr. and Mrs. Clark W. Davis of Cincinnati, Ohio left here this afternoon on their return home after several days' visit looking over their new cottage recently build at Neahtawanta. They will return here in a couple of weeks to remain for the summer.
  • Mr. and Mrs. James Embley of Mendon, Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Olney of Copemish and Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Andre of Detroit were called to the city yesterday to attend the funeral of Sylvester Olney. They returned to their respective homes on the night train.
  • Homer Snyder and Joseph Flack are spending a few days of this week at Honor repairing roofs. The winter snows and heavy rains of the past month have caused considerable damage to them in that area.
  • Mr. and Mrs. George Henricks arrived last night from Grand Rapids to attend the Prudential banquet which will take place at the Park Place this evening. Mr. Henricks is one of the managers of the insurance company's office in that city.
  • Hook and Ladder Company No. 7 held their annual meeting Friday night and elected the following officers: Foreman - Leon J. Baker; Assistant Foreman - John Brezina; Secretary-Treasurer - James Martinek. Leon Baker was elected delegate to the state firemen's convention in Kalamazoo June 2, 3 and 4.
  • Miss Bessie Beith has returned to her duties in the stationery division at the Big Store after being home for a week on account of her mother, who has been ill. Mrs. Beith is somewhat improved now and expects to be able to be up before long.
  • Advice on deportment. Remember that, valuable as is the gift of speech, silence is often more valuable.
  • Medical advice of a century ago. Aged persons often require their foods to be accompanied with some kind of condiment which promotes their digestion.
  • Best buy of the week. Ladies' and Misses' Work Dresses, $1.95 -$3.98 at The Globe Dept. Store.

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