Traverse City Record-Eagle

News From 100 Years Ago

September 12, 2011

News from 100 years ago: 09/12/2011

-- Two young resorters from Northport had a narrow escape from drowning in Grand Traverse Bay near Neahtawanta last Friday night. Miss Ruth Evans and B. W. Shayrock, who are spending the summer at Northport, came to the city in the afternoon in a launch owned by Miss Evans family. On their return, they encountered a heavy head wind near Marion Island and suddenly struck a rocky reef stranding them.

-- Mrs. Frank Harvey and daughter, Pearl, and sons, Edgar and Walter, returned to North Manitou Island last Friday. They have been visiting her daughter at Cedar Run for two weeks.

-- Word was received in the city today to the effect that a band of gypsies were causing trouble in Mayfield. Last evening when near Wexford, the gang met Charles Adams, a farmer living in that area whom they attacked and robbed him of $98 which he had on his person. Yesterday six warrants were sworn out and Sheriff Shuter started a search for them.

-- Dr. Flemming Carrow, eye and head specialist of Detroit, who has been spending the summer in the city, accompanied by his niece, Mrs. Koch, returned home today. Dr. Carrow was so taken with the region that he purchased a fine fruit farm just south of the city and will return to spend part of the winter there.

-- The meeting of the council Tuesday was mainly a discussion over the proposed sewer to be located between Railroad Avenue and Rose Street. The sewer would drain the district that at present is subject to outbreaks of typhoid fever and in other ways better the conditions of that part of the city.

-- The cottage owned by W. W. Parr, located at Birchwood, was discovered on fire Wednesday morning shortly after 3 o'clock. An alarm was sent to the cottages in the vicinity who hurried to the scene and by means of a bucket brigade, placed the flames under control within an hour.

-- One of the prettiest and yet one marked with perfect simplicity, best describes the wedding ceremony of Miss Adelaide Martinek, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Martinek, 222 State Street, solemnized last Monday evening when she became the bride of Albert Hirabuk of Cleveland, Ohio. The bride was escorted by her father and charming she looked in her gown of sheer white linen, carrying a shower bouquet of white sweet peas.

-- The social at Ed Gilmore's in East Paradise Friday night in honor of the Gleaners, was well attended and all reported a good time. Dancing, recitations and assorted games were the night's program.

-- Traverse City will soon have a new clothing store to be known as The Men's Fashion Shop, located at 124 East Front Street in the building formerly occupied by the Hub. Nothing but the highest grades of men's clothing and furnishing goods will be handled and the stock will all be entirely new in all its departments.

-- The county superintendent has announced that Fern Sheets will teach the Matchett school, May Earl the Rawlin school, Mollie Bennett the Bendon school and Hattie Schell will teach the Peninsula. All the teachers have had several years experience in other county schools which will ensure a good year for the students and learning.

-- Victor Reed is building a new house on his farm that he purchased this spring near Thompson's Corners. Mr. Reed is a hustler and plan to clear about 15 acres of the wild land and put in crops which look good, considering the weather.

-- Advice on deportment. While courting, a gentleman caller might bring only certain gifts such as flowers, candy or a book.

-- Medical advice of a century ago. A nourishing diet for the strength of the patient with a fever must be kept up, but solids are not permissible.

-- Best buy of the week. Go-Carts, Fully Upholstered in tan corduroy, $13.48 at The Globe.

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