Traverse City Record-Eagle

March 26, 2012

News from 100 years ago: 03/26/2012

By Emma Jane Muir

---- — • Potatoes on Monday reached a point where it is worthwhile to have a large quantity for sale. One dollar a bushel was paid on the market which is the highest point that has been reached this year. This price is due to the shortage of cars, there not being enough rolling stock available to get sufficient potatoes into the cities to supply the demand.

• The order determining the inheritance tax in the estate of William Williamson, deceased, was completed by Judge Walker Saturday. The list of relatives who receive a portion of the real and personal estate include two brothers and one sister, each of whom received about $1,200 personal, while the remainder was divided among 25 nieces and nephews.

• Walter L. Loranger, formerly in partnership with his brother, J. A. Loranger, in law practice in this city, has opened an office in the Montague Building and will resume law practice. In addition to his legal work, he will engage in the real estate business.

• In the series of pre-nuptial events being given for Miss Maude Yenish, none has proved more enjoyable than the thimble party tendered Saturday evening by Mrs. J. M. Wilhelm, when she entertained a number of Miss Yenish' friends at her home, 420 South Union Street. Towels were hemmed for the bride-elect and following a pleasant social hour, luncheon was served. Miss Yenish' wedding is to take place March 29 at her home on East Front Street.

• The Farmers Institute held at the Grange hall Friday at Old Mission was in every way a success and shows that the people on the Peninsula are quite awake to the big possibilities of the future for the Grand Traverse Region. The meeting was presided over by E. O. Ladd, secretary of the Institute. The hall was crowded when the meeting opened with a musical selection by the school orchestra with succeeding numbers rendered in a highly creditable manner.

• A deal was completed Saturday whereby Frank Henrick became the owner and proprietor of the meat market owned by Jacob Furtch at 413 South Union Street. Mr. Henrick, as meat cutter and butcher nearly fourteen years and through his wide experience, will be equipped to give the best of service to his patrons.

• The Seifert portable mill at East Bay will soon be doing custom sawing for the farmers. Mr. Seifert is an expert mill man and the present good supply of logs on hand warrants a heavy season.

• Advice on deportment. A lady is trained to be graceful from the way she lifts her dress as she crosses a step, how to stand, sit and walk.

• Medical advice of a century ago. In the chill of any evening, or early autumn, the aged need fire. Many an otherwise long life is cut short from neglect of this rule.

• Best buy of the week. Saucepans (covered and uncovered), 50 cents - $1.25 at The Hannah & Lay Mercantile Co.