Traverse City Record-Eagle

News From 100 Years Ago

August 29, 2011

News from 100 Years Ago: 08/29/2011

• The dock line question which has been discussed for the past twenty years has finally been amicably settled. It was necessary to take a considerable strip of land off the property of John F. Ott and for which he has been paid $400. Papers conveying the land were made out last week and signed today. Everybody interested is now satisfied with the arrangement.

• A letter was received this morning by J. W. Hannen from Col. James N. Cox, announcing that the state military commission would visit this city September 2nd to look over possible locations for a camping site for the Michigan National Guard for 1912. Traverse City is considered very desirable owing to its proximity to Lake Michigan.

• Mrs. A. B. Cook left Saturday for an extended automobile trip in the Campbell car. The party will spend some time in Grand Rapids and Detroit and from there will go to several different points in Canada where they will visit friends.

• Although the feature event of the regatta at Alden, the free-for-all race for the cup, was carried out to the letter and furnished fine entertainment for the largest crowd that ever gathered for the race.

Good swimming races and long diving contests were the feature of the aquatic sports. An exciting sailing race was held and a fast race for pleasure boats over a twelve-mile course.

• Captain W. P.. Robertson, accompanied by J. Vannater, both of Northport, and Mr. William Lake, a land agent of Washington, made a trip to Fox Island on Saturday. It is not known what the purpose of the trip included.

• Mrs. Huffman of Manistee, who is spending the summer at Duck Lake, addressed the W. T. C. U. at the M. E. church at Bendon last Friday afternoon and evening. The addresses were very helpful and much appreciated by the large attendance.

• There were about fifty present at the orchard demonstration given at the farm of W. P. Gray on the peninsula Tuesday afternoon by C. W. Smith of the Development Bureau. Practical demonstrations were presented in spraying and the packing of fruit.

• Sheriff Shuter has received word from Wheeling, West Virginia to the effect that a man representing himself as Charles S. Flynn, a deputy sheriff from Grand Traverse county, has been passing worthless checks upon businessmen of that city. It is not known how much he cleaned up on the deal, but it is inferred that the sum will run into the hundreds.

• Charles A. Cressy, local manger of the Singer Sewing Machine Company, has been transferred to the Lansing branch of the company at a greatly increased salary and greater opportunities to develop his ability in his chosen work. Mr. Cressy has been a resident of this city for the past 23 years and during that time, along with his manager's work, he has invested in local real estate with a view to spend his later years here.

• Saturday afternoon a gang of gypsies with five wagons and about forty people struck the city and attempted to stop and have their horses shod at a local blacksmith shop. However, Chief of Police Johnson and his force got busy and ordered them out of the city as soon as they could go and they also took the trouble to follow them beyond the city limits.

• The members of the Friends church and congregation enjoyed a pleasant time at the church Thursday evening. At 6:30 the guests partook of a bountiful supper which had been prepared in the basement by the ladies. A social time was then enjoyed followed by the regular church meeting and roll call of the membership.

• Advice on deportment. A lady, when crossing the street, must raise her dress a bit above the ankle while holding the folds of her gown together in her right hand and drawing them toward the right.

• Medical advice of a century ago. To treat diabetes, avoid all sugars and reduce starches to a minimum. Increase meats, oils and fats.

• Best buy of the week. Princess Dresser, Solid Oak, Golden Finish, $15.00 at The Hannah & Lay Mercantile Co.

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