Traverse City Record-Eagle

February 6, 2012

News from 100 Years Ago: 02/06/2012

By Emma Jane Muir, Special to the Record-Eagle
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---- — • At a special meeting held last night the officers of Williamsburg Grange were installed for the year 1912. Despite the stormy weather every officer was present, also a large number of the members. The installing officer was R. H. Elsworth of Grand Traverse Grange who made a report of the state Grange meeting held in Kalamazoo in December.

• Julius Peltz has returned from Jackson where he has been doing machine repairing and well drilling. He will remain there indefinitely and will continue in that line of work.

• Word has been received from Muskegon that two wells supplying the intake pipes from Lake Michigan went dry early this morning and the city is without water. In case of fire, the city will be at the mercy of the flames. It is believed that pipes are stopped with sand but on account of the ice, it is impossible to reach them.

• Louis Morris left Wednesday for Detroit, Cincinnati and Cleveland to purchase a new line of goods. At Cleveland he will attend the wedding of his sister-in-law. He will return February 1st.

• Mrs. Gillis who has a home bakery here for the past year, has closed her shop and gone out on her farm to live. Mrs. Gillis will be greatly missed, owing to the good bread that she made.

• About 40 of the friends and neighbors of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Robertson of Silver Lake gave them a very pleasant surprise Saturday evening. The time was spent in games and music, after which an oyster and potluck supper was served.

• A card from Howard Bracken, who recently left for Florida, announces that the weather there is much like it would be here in June. However, we are not far behind as a great many farmers are planning to begin plowing their fields in a few weeks.

• Advice on deportment. Never read letters which you may find addressed to others.

• Medical advice of a century ago. Vacations are a help and should be spent away from one's work and among new and novel scenes.

• Best buy of the week. Some Good Rockers, Were $5 now $2.45 at J. W. Slater.

• County Road Commissioner J. N. Rouse was taken suddenly ill Tuesday while overseeing a graveling gang on the Houghton Lake Road south of the city and was brought to the Hotel Popat and given prompt medical attention. Mrs. Rouse was summoned from Kingsley and is with him at present. He was feeling better today but it will probably be some time before he will be able to take up his work again.

• Mr. and Mrs. Archie Stuart of Monroe Center have located in the Gilbert house at Grawn and are being welcomed by neighbors. Mr. Stuart will commence his duties on the mail route this week.

• The ladies of the Baptist Aid Society met with Mrs. W. Dunn last Thursday afternoon and spent a very pleasant afternoon. According to the treasurer's report, the efforts of the society showed very good results for last year. They took in $125.10, paid out $88.90, leaving a balance of $36.20 to commence the year 1912. The question of the members working in divisions was decided to be the most satisfactory way of getting every one to help the society.

• Mrs. John Schonen and brother, Tony Snyder, left last week for Ohio where they were called by the serious illness of their sister. They plan to be gone until her condition has improved.