Traverse City Record-Eagle

News From 100 Years Ago

May 9, 2011

News From 100 Years Ago: 05/09/2011

• The Traverse City Canning company which has been in financial difficulties since last season is to be reorganized with additional capital and the plant equipped with new machinery to cost from $7,000 to $10,000. L. F. Mikesell of Shelby, Michigan, has bought the controlling interest in the company .

• G. J. Krebs, a well-known photographer of Grand Rapids, has purchased the old Leslie place at Northport and intends moving upon it this week. The place consists of forty acres of cultivated farm and orchard land, farm buildings and livestock.

• D. W. Tanner, an esteemed resident of Oviatt, returned home from Ludington last Tuesday. He was there more than two months doing interior finishing work on a residence he owns there. He is a fine mechanic and has an extra finely finished residence at Oviatt.

• H. L. Holbrook has sold his store building and dwelling house in Pankops Corners to Mr. Holmes of Big Flats, Wisconsin. It is understood that he will put in a store in the near future.

• Little Katherine O'Brien, aged six years, only child of Mr. and Mrs. William O'Brien, East Front Street, died last Thursday after a few weeks' illness with pneumonia. Three times before, during the winter, the little girl had suffered with this dreadful disease, but had recovered each time. She was a favorite among many playmates and will be missed by them as well as in the home.

• The coroner's inquest to ascertain the cause of death of Close West who was found in an unconscious condition in the barn at the Beitner plant was held Monday. The testimony given did not shed much light upon the manner in which West met his death, but the evidence has shown that he was under the influence of liquor that evening. The jury found that West came to his death from injuries received from a horse in the Beitner barn.

• Miss Sheets, a resident at Grant Center, has recovered from a very severe case of tonsillitis. She expects to begin teaching again in a few days.

• J. H. Bowles of Detroit, who two years ago purchased a farm at Northport, has concluded that this is the best place to spend the summer and will live in Traverse City this season and look after his farm from this point. When Mr. Bowles bought the farm, he set out 800 fruit trees and last year, he set out another 800, so that he has a fine fruit farm in prospect within the next few years.

• One of the largest fishing boats in the north was launched Sunday from the West shore by S. C. Darrow who has spent many weeks in its construction. Some little difficulty was encountered and up until last evening, the boat was still fastened in some way that prohibited its leaving the shallow water.

• Present indications point at a big summer for members of the We-que-tong Club and from all appearances they are preparing to meet the merry months of the most beautiful season of the year more than half way. All the boat stalls are being dredged and owners of boats are busy refitting, polishing and beautifying their crafts in general.

• Advice on deportment. When riding horseback or walking along a street, the lady always has the wall.

• Medical advice of a century ago. Bedpans and all like utensils should be washed with a carbolic solution and some of it left in the utensil.

• Best buy of the week. Ladies' Spring Dresses, Wool and Silk, $1.00 - $2.50 at J. W. Milliken.

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