Traverse City Record-Eagle

October 17, 2011

News from 100 years ago: 10/17/2011

By Emma Jane Muir
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---- — • Yesterday Guy Tompkins and wife and Steward McDonald and wife had an automobile experience that they will not soon forget. They were out for a ride and in passing the five mile corners, Mr. Tompkins, who was driving, did not slacken speed in taking the corner with the result that the machine turned completely over. No one was injured seriously.

• The long looked for seats in the eighth grade at the Union Street School have at last arrived. The children are more than pleased and they appreciate them after using tables and chairs so long.

• William Rowe, aged 74, died at the home of his son, George F. Rowe on West Ninth Street Friday night after only a few days' illness. Mr. Rowe, whose home is in Arbor, had been spending a week at his son's home and was taken sick but a couple of days ago.

• There were first communion and confirmation services at St. Joseph's church at Mapleton last Sunday. Nineteen children and eight adults received first communion and were confirmed. Bishop Richter of Grand Rapids confirmed them in the afternoon. A large crowd was at both services.

• Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Meyers and Mr. Gus Meyers of Kingsley and Miss Ina Marsha of Boyne Falls called on Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Wise Sunday. A bountiful dinner was served which was followed by a delightful social time together.

• After a great deal of trouble on account of so much rain, most of the farmers in the Long Lake neighborhood have succeeded in harvesting the bean crop. Charley Tucker is in that area with his bean thresher and a few have had theirs threshed.

• Oliver Lardie was pleasantly surprised at his home last Monday afternoon in honor of his seventh-ninth birthday. Pedro was the chief pleasure of the afternoon. Everyone reported a good time and wished many more happy birthdays to Mr. Lardie.

• Advice on deportment. Wedding gifts should only be given by those with ties of relationship or those who wish to extend a warm sentiment of affection.

• Medical advice of a century ago. To treat intestinal indigestion, the diet should contain a predominance of animal foods, avoiding especially sweets.

• Best buy of the week. Universal Ranges, $21.73 and up. Every Universal is Warranted.

• R. E. Weaver, the cigar manufacturer, has closed a deal whereby he becomes the owner of the building at 332 South Union Street. Mr. Weaver will move his business from the present location where it will be enlarged and the force of cigar makers increased.

• One of the many structures that are being erected this fall is a warehouse for the Musselman Grocery Co. The building is 50 feet by 100 feet long. It is one story tall and has a spacious basement.

• One of the most thrilling experiences of the year was experienced by Herman Kirchner, Mart Winnie and Harry Monroe on the bay yesterday. The party, accompanied by two hounds, went to Marion Island in Mr. Kirchner's launch and because hunting was not good, they started to return to the city. After they cleared the island, a gale sprung up and the little boat was tossed about recklessly by the waves. The engine gave out about a mile from the dock, but with tools from the tool box, the engine was taken apart and the trouble fixed and just in time as the waves were dashing the boat dangerously.

• Saturday, immense schools of young perch attempted to migrate from the bay to Boardman Lake but they were too small to make the fish ladder at the Hannah & Lay Co. flour mill dam. W. D. C. Germaine discovered the situation and secured several men with buckets whom he hired to scoop up the young fish and transfer them to the other side of the dam where they could make their way into the lake.