Traverse City Record-Eagle

News From 100 Years Ago

June 18, 2012

News From...100 Years Ago: 06/18/2012

  • Friday afternoon, Mrs. David H. Murphy narrowly escaped with her life in an automobile accident. Her leg was broken jut below the knee and the back of her head cut, in addition to other injuries. The car, driven by Rev. W. H. Herbert, was driving along State Street, going east when he came upon Mrs. Murphy and a couple of other ladies who were crossing the street. In trying to dodge them, Mr. Herbert turned his car to the right and Mrs. Murphy, stepped in his way.
  • Mrs. Ada Bradley, a patient at the Traverse City State Hospital, met death Saturday in the reservoir back of the building which is used by the institution for fire protection. Mrs. Bradley's ailment was a mild form of dementia and had been allowed freedom of the grounds for the benefit of her health, but eluded her companions.
  • John Hoxsie of Acme Township, one of the pioneer residents of the county, is a candidate for county treasurer at the coming primaries. Mr. Hoxsie is one of the best known citizens of the region and has always taken an active part in the development of the region. His experience in life has been along lines that particularly fit him for the position.
  • Capt. E. N. Emery left this afternoon for Harbor Springs where he has secured another boat to run between Old Mission, Omena and Traverse City. The boat is the Petosega which has been plying among the region's lakeside ports.
  • There was a good attendance at the meeting of the Grand Traverse County Grange held in the Grant Township hall Wednesday. Grangers from Summit, Williamsburg, Peninsula, Silver Lake and Grand Traverse were in attendance. After a noon feast in the banquet hall, the business of the Grange was taken up and followed by a social time.
  • W. E. Williams, the well known manufacturer, announces himself as a candidate for the nomination for Judge of Probate and has started his campaign in earnest. One thing that particularly qualifies him for the position is the fact that he was for several years, a practicing attorney in the state of Pennsylvania.
  • The eight-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Loyal Scutt ran a fish hook in his foot while walking along the Boardman riverbank Friday afternoon. The injury is a very painful one although not considered serious.
  • n George Rose, formerly of McBain, has purchased the stock of general merchandise known as the Gilbert Cash Store at Beulah. He will continue the business along the same lines.
  • Next week the commencement exercises at the Benzonia Academy will take place along with many elaborate events for the entertainment of the hundreds of visitors who will attend. The school is taking high rank among the educational institutions of the state and the class this year is an unusually large one.
  • Resorters are streaming into the lake areas of Benzie County and the indications are that this will be the most successful year that had ever been known since becoming an outing center. All available cottages have been taken and many new ones will be built to take care of the increased business.
  • An ice cream social was held at the Gunton schoolhouse Friday evening, the proceeds of which are to go toward paying for the new organ which has been recently installed. A great number were present and did full justice to the refreshments that were served. Several selections were very skillfully rendered by Miss Daisy Buell who also played several good old-fashioned songs in which everyone present joined.
  • Advice on deportment. Beware of meddlers and tale bearers.
  • Medical advice of a century ago. Don't worry, it ages yourself and all your friends.
  • Best buy of the week. Buick Model 29, A Happy Medium in Power, Price and Size, $1250 F. O. B. Flint, W. R. Good Garage.

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