Traverse City Record-Eagle

News From 100 Years Ago

August 15, 2011

News from 100 Years Ago: 08/15/2011

• The Development Bureau has a force of men in the field locating the finest apples grown in western Michigan for their five exhibits that will be made by the bureau this fall. None but the choicest apples are being located and when they are found they are carefully packed and wrapped each separately in paper and then shipped in baskets or barrels to Grand Rapids where they will be placed in cold storage until needed for the exhibits.

• The case of Henry Blackman vs. Pere Marquette Railroad was heard in the court of Judge Curtis Friday and both parties were represented. Blackman is suing the railroad for $25 which he alleges is the value of a certain dog, yellow and white color, that was lost while in transit from Traverse City to his farm near Elk Rapids. Blackman produced the duplicate ticket he had received for the dog, together with a letter from the railroad stating that the dog had been lost. A hearing will be held August 25.

• Mr. and Mrs. Merritt of Manistee and Mr. and Mrs. Rose of Frankfort, visited with D. H. Day one day last week at Glen Haven. The party had driven from Manistee in a Franklin automobile.

• Wharton Plummer, Jr., 19, of Wharton Plummer, narrowly escaped death by drowning Sunday afternoon in Lake Leelanau in front of the cottage of W. H. Arms where the Plummer family is spending the summer. Diving from a boat in 20 feet of water, the young man was seized with cramps. His mother's screams attracted the attention of E. J. Ohmer who chanced to be bathing in the lake and who instantly swam to the rescue. The lad had sunk for the third time when Mr. Ohmer grasped his head.

• Miss Ollie Birdsall was the hostess to the members of the S. B. P. L. D. Club and a few invited guests at the annual picnic supper at her summer home on the eastern shore of Grand Traverse Bay Thursday evening. The journey to the Birdsall home was made in the pouring rain in a parade of auto cars with every seat filled and more hanging on the edges. Several boys from the State league were also in attendance which showed they were all sporting in the fact that they were game in accompanying the party, of which the majority were girls.

• "Gopher" is the name of the handsome Minnesota training ship that steamed into Grand Traverse Bay Saturday afternoon and which before she arrived, had the people guessing that she was the ship with the Traverse City naval reserves on board. The fact was soon learned that the ship was on a 15-day cruise through the Great Lakes, coming from Chicago.

• Advice on deportment. Young ladies, though adviced on the importance of catching a man, should not be too liberal in display of their charms.

• Medical advice of a century ago. The diet in pernicious malarial fever should be full; plenty of meat, milk and eggs.

• Best buy of the week. Ladies' Silk Kimonas, $2.48 at The Globe Dept. Store.

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