Traverse City Record-Eagle

News From 100 Years Ago

September 5, 2011

News from 100 Years Ago: 09/05/2011

n One of the prettiest parties of the season and quite the largest of the Wequetong season was at the club Friday evening in honor of the out-of town people. Plans for a Venetian night entertainment had been made but on account of the high winds, this was eliminated from the program.

n Twenty-four friends of Emil Nelson, 527 West 11th St., quite unceremoniously walked into his home Saturday evening to remind him that they had not forgotten his birthday anniversary. Games, music, flashlight pictures of the group and refreshments filled the evening. A silk shirt and necktie were presented to the honoree.

n While practicing for the ball game between Traverse City State Bank and First National bank Wednesday, Leon Baker broke a bone in his right hand while trying to stop a high fast ball. The injury will lay him up for the better part of a month.

n Sunday night at the Hotel Neahtawanta more than 100 guests applauded enthusiastically the various numbers of a musicale that was probably one of the finest ever given at a northern Michigan resort. The group of professional entertainers are now staying at the resort.

n Mrs. S. T. White and little daughter, Marguerite, left this morning for their home in California after spending all summer visiting relatives and friends in this city. Mrs. White's, mother, Mrs. C. L. Thomas, accompanied her and will spend the winter in California. The trip west will be most enjoyable by numerous stops at points of interest.

n Fred Smith, of the auditor general's office in Lansing, arrived in Traverse City last night to spend his vacation and to combine business with pleasure. Part of his duties is to check up at the Traverse City State Hospital before returning.

n Miss Karin Ahlberg left Sunday morning for a trip to Grand Rapids, Detroit, Cleveland and other eastern markets where she will spend several weeks in the millinery houses and in attendance at big shop openings. Miss Ahlberg plans to place orders for millinery goods in the latest styles for her local clientele.

n The Forton boys at Archie, who are working for Mr. Gray, entertained the young people of that neighborhood with a marshmallow roast on the shore of West Bay Sunday evening. Swimming and singing followed the roast.

n The Indian camp meeting at Northport has been well-attended this year. There were several tribes from Indiana represented and a great deal was accomplished. Sunday was the biggest day and began with a sunrise prayer meeting.

n Mr. and Mrs. Deihl, of Ohio, who have been visiting friends and relatives in Maple City for the for the past week, returned home Saturday. They are expecting to leave for China next month.

n Advice on deportment: Meekness and modesty are considered beautiful virtues for a young lady.

n Medical advice of a century ago: Milk, eggs, broth, peptonoids, oysters, eggnog or milk punch should be given every two to three hours to treat putrid sore throat or quinsy.

n Best buy of the week: Baby Walker, $3.65 at J. W. Slater.

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