Traverse City Record-Eagle

News From 100 Years Ago

March 12, 2012

News from 100 years ago: 03/12/2012

n Many in the area are hoping Grand Traverse County will do its duty and bar out the saloons. While this is a local option territory, there are some who have an uncontrolled thirst that causes them to forget their debts, their families and their manhood and when they get a few dollars ahead go for liquor and come home later divorced from their money and quite drunk.

n The young men in the vicinity of Ogdensburg have organized a corn club and will hold a corn growing contest during the coming summer. The club has a good membership and $10 has already been raised to go to the best ears grown. Homer Willobee is the president, Roy Hooper, secretary.

n E. L. Dixon, wife, son Albert, daughter Miss Alice, left here last evening for the southern part of Kentucky where they will make their future residence. They will visit relatives for several days at Columbus.

n Charles Moe and Fred Porter of Bear Lake called at the home of W. H. Beeman Wednesday eve. They had not seen Charles in about 14 years and were very glad to see his smiling face once more.

n A social time was tendered a few guests by the B. R. C. Club at their barracks at Bowers Harbor Thursday evening. The time was spent in playing pig, progressive pedro and broncho, after which a scrumptious supper was served by Chef Edgar Giles. The guests departed at a late hour wishing the bachelors good luck and prosperity for the leap year.

n Mrs. Elsie Hannah was hostess at a bridge party Friday in honor of her guest, Mrs. F. L. Gregory of Toledo, Ohio. There were twenty-four guests present. A profusion of yellow daffodils were used throughout the rooms making the home bloom with artistic beauty. Mrs. W. E. Williams received the first prize, a handsome Karnak brass bridge score.

n Traverse City relatives received the sad news Saturday that Mrs. George L. Bennett, who was identified and much interested in the pretty summer resort, Edgewood, died in a Detroit hospital following an operation. Mrs. Bennett was a woman of charming personality and made friends by the score.

n Mrs. Joseph Albrecht and Miss Winnie Karns spent last Monday afternoon with Louisa Deering at Osborn. Miss Deering started for Grand Rapids this morning where she will visit for two or three weeks before going to Decatur to attend to her millinery work.

n Mr. and Mrs. Killmer of Standish are visiting their daughter, Mr. R. Baumgarth. Mr. Killmer came here with the expectation of buying several cars of lumber but owing to the high shipping rates, he finds it unprofitable.

n Advice on deportment. A lady's hair is always tied up in a chignon, unless she is very young.

n Medical advice of a century ago. The principal causes of old age are first, fobrinous and gelatinous substances and second, calcareous deposits.

n Best buy of the week. Nainsook Petticoats with Muslin Drop, 96 cents at The Globe.

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