Traverse City Record-Eagle

News From 100 Years Ago

June 27, 2011

News from 100 Years Ago: 06/27/2011

• The regular meeting of the executive committee of the Bureau of Associated Charities was held last Monday. Any person requiring the aid of the bureau for charity or employment, should call Citizen's phone 239. The following ladies have cheerfully given their services gratis to this work: Miss Grace Payson, Miss Rose Schager, Miss Della Gillett, Miss Florence Hills, Miss Florence Caldwell, Mrs. H. J. Curtis and Mrs. Charles Irish.

• Miss Miriama Heydon, accompanied by her brother Frank, arrived in the city today from Cincinnati where she graduated from the Bartholomew Clifton School. She has been a student at the academy for the past two years.

• Roy Pace, of Strathmore, Pa., passed through the city last week enroute to Old Mission where he will spend the summer. Mr. Pace's appearance is the first result of the booklets being sent out by the publicity bureau. Mr. Pace selected Old Mission from among the many attractively described northern resorts and this is his first visit to the Grand Traverse region.

• The marriage of Miss Lillie Weiss, daughter of Mrs. J. J. Weiss of Bay Street, to Otto Purtner, of Leelanau County, was quietly solemnized last Wednesday at the home of the bride's parents in the presence of a small company of friends and relatives. After a short trip through Leelanau County, Mr. and Mrs. Purtner will make their home in this city.

• During a heavy sea last week, the outlet dam into Crystal Lake was washed out and a great deal of damage done. The force of water weakened the Ann Arbor railroad bridge making it unsafe, but the highway bridge was not damaged at all. During the storm several boats were washed upon shore, some of them being badly damaged.

• Mrs. Betsey Ann Mahn, of Cedar, passed away last Sunday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Russel Fisher, of Maple City, after an illness that confined her to a bed for seven weeks. Mrs. Mahn was one of the early settlers of Leelanau County having lived here since Aug. 27, 1867. A review of her life would be a story of industry, frugality and sacrifice that is seldom equaled. She leaves 10 children.

• Twelve of Mrs. Lizzie Aldridge's friends in Springfield pleasantly entertained her Thursday afternoon on her 50th birthday, each one presenting her with a gift. After visiting during the afternoon, a delicious supper of cakes, sandwiches, salads, pickles and lemonade was served.

• Miss Bernice Sayers returned to her home in North Paradise Friday evening from Petoskey where she has been since last September owing to her bad health. She will remain at home for some time.

• Last winter, the citizens of Good Harbor noticed several articles in various papers of the P. M. R. R. coming into that area via Leelanau, starting at somewhere near Empire and going as far as Leland. It certainly would be a blessing to the farmer of the northwest side of that county, a boon to the resorter and a money maker for all businesses.

• Mrs. Bennett completed arrangements for opening the dining room at Edgewood last Wednesday. The fish suppers that are so popular will be continued during the season as last year.

• B. J. Brubaker arrived in the city last evening from Harbor Springs. He will remain for several days as the guest of friends and to transact business.

• Advice on deportment: A true gentleman tips his hat to greet a lady, opens doors and always walks on the outside.

• Medical advice of a century ago: A convalescing patient should be spared against any intense mental emotion or intellectual excitement.

• Best buy of the week: Folding Go-Carts, $2.25 at J. W. Slater.

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