Traverse City Record-Eagle

News From 100 Years Ago

October 31, 2011

News From 100 Years Ago: 10/31/2011

• A well carried out surprise party was tendered W. W. Dean and Harvey W. Curtiss in honor of their birthdays which happen on the same day. They are also the same age and have been known by intimate friends for some time as twins. The wives of the men planned the party. About fifty members of the G. A. R. and W. R. C. attended as guests.

• Miss Halcyon Wheelock, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Wheelock, entertained a party of young friends in a very pleasant manner Friday evening with a Halloween barn dance at their country home. The trip was made in a big hay rack and the entertainment was furnished by the way of a barn dance in the spacious barn. Jack-o'-lanterns, corn stalks and the usual Halloween decorations prevailed.

• Mrs. Minerva Willoughbee of Cedar Run, aged 70 years, dropped dead at the home of her old friend, Mrs. Benjamin, on Randolph Street, late Thursday afternoon where she had come to spend the day. She had been there perhaps half an hour and while in conversation with her friend, fell to the floor, dying instantly.

• The executive committee of Traverse City Aerie No. 383, F. O. Eagles, met Saturday night for the purpose of outlining the program for the state convention to be held here next June and to name the chairmen of the various committees. Among those named were: Gus Gottlieb, Edward Lautner, Leonard Clapp, R. E. Weaver, Anton Langworthy, Samuel Farrow and Fritz Hanslovasky.

• A change is being made in the driveway at Hannah Park which will greatly improve the looks and convenience of the place. Heretofore the old driveway has been along the railroad trench which necessitated driving across the sidewalk, much to its detriment. The change was made on account of the increase of wagon traffic into the park.

• Dr. Verlin C. Thomas and wife arrived at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Thomas, 613 Webster Street after an extended trip through California and the orange and lemon groves, stopping over at the Grand Canyon of the Colorado in Arizona. They will remain with their parents for a fortnight and then return to Chicago where Dr. Thomas will take a post graduate course in surgery.

• Mrs. Fred Milbert, who lives a few miles south of the city, had an exciting experience a few days ago. While driving home about 7 o'clock in the evening, she was halted by two men who grasped the bridle of her horse with apparent intentions of committing robbery. Mrs. Milbert lashed the horse vigorously with her whip which caused the horse to plunge forward throwing one of the men violently to the ground and visibly hurt. She did not stop and dashed on to the safety of her home.

• J. G. Holliday, brother of Dr. G. A. Holliday of this city, died at his home in East Jordan last Wednesday. Dr. Holliday left immediately for that village and will attend the funeral there tomorrow morning, after which the body will be brought to the city and interred in Oakwood. Mrs. Holliday and six children will accompany the body on the Pere Marquette train.

• Mrs. Mike Diebolt entertained the sewing society of the Immaculate Conception church at her home Thursday at a party in a decidedly new and original way. Mrs. Diebolt has about 40 bed quilts that she has pieced herself, each one being of a different pattern and representing many years of hard work. She arranged the quilts in a room covering all the walls and the ceiling, lighted by electric lights and charged each lady five cents admission. Luncheon was served late in the afternoon, the dining room being decorated with vegetables, each labeled with a comic saying.

• Miss Louise Hale has returned to Mount Pleasant to resume her teaching in the Central State Normal. After completing the physical training course in Ypsilanti, Miss Hale finished at Mt. Pleasant and after graduation in June was made a member of President Grawn's faculty.

• The regular winter schedule went into effect on the G. R. & I. Railroad last Sunday. In making up the changes in trains, the officials have endeavored to give Traverse City as good facilities as possible for getting into and out of the city during the season.

• Advice on deportment. A young lady should concentrate on the voice, rather than the content of speech in conversations thus encouraging her to cultivate that distinct, but subdued tone.

• Medical advice of a century ago. A bland mixed diet containing no alcoholic beverages and plenty of fruits, vegetables, milk and cereal with small amounts of animal food is recommended for those with liver trouble.

• Best buy of the week. Grinnell Player Piano with Bench and Selection of Music. Best Sale Price Ever.

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