Traverse City Record-Eagle

News From 100 Years Ago

October 3, 2011

News from 100 years ago: 10/03/2011

• George Shackelton of Grand Rapids, who has been in the city for the past few days in the interests of the "Men and Religion" movement, returned home today. Mr. Shackelton was employed by the Hamilton Clothing Co. about eighteen years ago and enjoyed his few days' stay in the city with old friends and acquaintances.

• The Misses Katherine and Marguerite Fifirik have returned from a visit with Dr. P. W. Pearsall and family of Kalkaska. While in that city they attended several social affairs planned by their hosts.

• Among the most conspicuous exhibits at the recent fair in Kalkaska were those from the Traverse City State Hospital. The display of pedigreed cattle is always accorded as one of the finest in the state, however, the fruit and vegetables were also exceptionally fine, showing what is being accomplished by the management of the asylum farm.

• Mr. and Mrs. K. D. Lewis, 521 Webster Street, entertained the Grace church choir members Monday in honor of Miss Helen Stout, daughter of Rev. and Mrs. C. T. Stout whose marriage to James Rivet of the United States army takes place Thursday evening. A very pleasant evening was enjoyed by the guests who presented the bride-elect with a set of silver teaspoons.

• Advice on deportment. A lady should never join in any rude plays that will subject her to be kissed or handled in any way by gentlemen.

• Medical advice of a century ago. To treat indigestion, small meals should be taken at regular intervals and masticate thoroughly; eat slowly and avoid overloading the stomach.

• Best buy of the week. The Best Suits and Overcoats on Earth for $15.00 at the Men's Fashion Shop.

• The surrounding country near Ann Arbor is being scoured today in a search of three men who blew the safe of Treasurer Campbell's office of the University of Michigan. They escaped with very little loot. Watchman Armbruster discovered the men and exchanged several shots, all to no avail.

• The annual election of officers of the Opportunity class of the Congregational church was held Tuesday evening in connection with a potluck supper. The supper with all the good things imaginable included in the menu was served about 6 o'clock and was followed by the business session. Miss Clara Miner was elected president and Miss Leslie Marvin, first five president, Miss Florence Newman, second vice president, Miss Ora Everett, secretary and Miss Evalyne Ward, treasurer.

• While playing with some children near his home Sunday afternoon, little Goss Minor, son of Dr. and Mrs. E. B. Minor suffered a very painful and what may prove serious, injury to his left eye. The little children were playing with an old spring and were pulling it out to see if fly back. Once, when it flew back, it hit little Goss in the eye.

• Last Tuesday afternoon during the storm, Mrs. Walter R. Ferguson of 825 Washington Street, was severely shocked by a bolt of lightning which entered the house on the electric light wires. At the time, Mrs. Ferguson was sitting under a light, reading and for some time she felt the effects of the shock.

• The staircases in the courthouse have been equipped with rubber matting and brass protectors. The improvement makes a great difference in the appearance of the interior of the building. The new matting is much wider than the old and will prove to be far more durable.

• At the annual meeting of the Bureau of Associated Charities there was a good representation present from the organizations of which it is comprised. The past year has been a very successful one and much good was accomplished through the employment and charity branches.

• Further particulars from the Three Brothers wreck show that the vessel had a narrow escape from foundering in mid-lake with a consequent loss of all on board. When they were off the North Manitou lightship, the water had gained on them so that she had eight feet of water in her hold. Heroic work of the crew saved the vessel with the firemen keeping up the steam with kerosene while being waist deep in water.

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