Traverse City Record-Eagle

News From 100 Years Ago

October 24, 2011

News from 100 Years Ago: 10/24/2011

• The strawberry season seems somewhat prolonged this year and several reports have been made in regard to finding considerable quantities of the fruit fully matured this fall season. William E. Sales, who lives on Eighth Street, picked several large specimens of the fruit from his garden last evening. The fruit is fully developed and as full of flavor as those grown in the spring.

• Mrs. Tony Swaboda, a resident of Cedar City, is on the gain. The Cedar City Cornet Band played a few selections in front of her home for her benefit Saturday evening. It was very thoughtful of the boys and was appreciated by Mrs. Swaboda.

• M. Rabinovich, of Toronto, Canada, is establishing a cigar factory at 408 East Front Street in the building formerly occupied by the Home Bakery. Mr. Rabinovich expects to begin manufacturing the cigars as soon as he has a full complement of workers.

• Miss Moxelle Bennett, who is now teaching the violin in the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, is preparing to give a concert in one of the large public institutions on the last Friday evening of November. Miss Bennett has given several similar concerts since she left here some weeks ago.

• Attorneys George H. Gross and C. D. Alway took a trip in the yacht Margaret Saturday night that they will not soon forget. They left here at 3 o'clock in the afternoon with the wind blowing a gale and the rain pouring down, but they were hopeful that the weather would clear. They finally arrived at Suttons Bay about 2 o'clock in the morning where they stayed the rest of the night and Sunday, returning here Monday morning.

• M. Gluffre has purchased the interest of Fred Glusti in the wholesale fruit business that has been conducted at 137 State Street. The business will be continued under the name of M. Gluffre & Co.

• J.G. Weiss, who resides in Bingham Township, Leelanau County, dug a potato from his field yesterday that will give other tubers a hard run for their money in the matter of size and weight. The potato tipped the scales at 6½ pounds and its size is in keeping with its weight.

• George H. Reeves, a former resident of this city, died at the Soldiers Home in Grand Rapids last Monday. The body arrived Tuesday and funeral services were held from the Hughes Undertaking parlors at 2 o'clock, Rev. W. H. Herbert officiating. Burial took place in Oakwood.

• Little John Loranger, aged 6 years, who is spending a few weeks with his grandfather, A. Grelick, on the farm in Grelickville, was run over by a load of potatoes while playing in the road Thursday. When first examinations were made it was thought that his leg was broken. Medical attention was given and it was learned that no bones were broken but his legs were crushed and badly bruised. No serious results are anticipated.

• Mrs. Margaret Hyland, aged 74, a patient of the Traverse City State Hospital, was found dead in her bed by a nurse early this morning. Superintendent J. D. Munson was immediately notified and an investigation instigated. It was found that the feet of Mrs. Hyland were tied to the foot of the bed and that her neck was encircled by a necktie. A confession was obtained from Mrs. Phoebe Roelf that she had committed the crime, claiming that Mrs. Hyland had disturbed her sleep during the night.

• One of the excellent features of a recent fair in this area was an exhibition of a handsome Percheron stallion owned by George Heimforth. The stallion has been thoroughly trained to do all sorts of fancy stunts and Mr. Heimforth readily consented to giving daily exhibitions during the fair.

• Advice on deportment. A young lady should be expected to shine in the art of conversation, but not too brightly.

• Medical advice of a century ago. The diet should be increased as soon as possible to thick soups, rare beef and mutton and the easily digested vegetables for a convalescing influenza patient.

• Best buy of the week. Punching Bags, $1.75 - $6.00 at City Book Store.

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