Traverse City Record-Eagle

News From 100 Years Ago

May 30, 2011

News from 100 years ago: 05/30/2011

n Today will be one of the busiest Memorial days ever held in the city, as special programs have been prepared for the meetings in the City Opera House and in the courthouse, as well as for the dedication of the cannon on the courthouse lawn. Carriages will take the Grand Army veterans, Woman's Relief Corps and Spanish War veterans to the cemetery where the graves of those who served in the nation's wars will be strewn with flowers and a salute fired by a detail from Hannah Camp.

n The recent cloudburst created sad havoc with the culvert in the vicinity of G. Franke's farm. The culvert crossing the road was flooded, although no very serious damage was suffered, but a great deal of inconvenience was caused. The truck farm of Mr. Franke was the only farmer in that area who reported damage.

n The supremacy of the west in the matter of growing apples has been rudely shaken and permanently undermined by the Michigan growers at the apple shows that have been held in Chicago for the past two years. Now the western growers, Washington in particular, have decided to come east with a show to regain their prestige.

n The sugar social given by the Rebekahs of Monroe Center at Dr. Clark's hall Saturday evening was very well attended. The ladies took in about $9.00 Saturday evening. June 3rd, the Rebekahs will give a dance at the hall and dispose of their quilt. Ham sandwiches and lemonade will be served.

n While playing near the "dummy" at the old Ott docks, Ray Brown, aged 12, was accidentally hit on the head by a stone thrown by his brother, Harold and severely bruised. His playmates rushed to his assistance and bathed the wound. A doctor was called and the boy was taken to get several stitches in the wound.

n The annual election of the Woman's Club took place Friday afternoon with the following women voted in as new officers: Mrs. L.F. Titus, Mrs. E.L. Edwards, Mrs. George G. Covell, Miss Clara Bates, Mrs. W.H. Umlor, Mrs. Charles Vader, Mrs. J.G. Johnson, Mrs. E.L. Hughes and Mrs. J.R. Santo. Mrs. L.F. Titus had charge of the program for the afternoon which included two musical numbers, a piano solo and two readings.

n Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Raime who formerly lived in this city and enjoyed the esteem of a large circle of friends, are now located in Jackson. Although they have located elsewhere, they still have a tender spot in their hearts for Traverse City as expressed in a recent letter to this office.

n An organization known as the Barnum Cemetery Association has been formed in Mayfield to take charge of an improvement to the cemetery at that place. The officers are: President G.W. Wise and Secretary/Treasurer W.F. Johnson. Any business may be directed to either.

n The plan of advertising extensively in papers all over the country in the interest of the Grand Traverse region as a summer resort is paying investment clearly demonstrated each day of the Information Bureau, according to Secretary Holly. Inquiries are coming thick and fast and yesterday five requests were received. They were from Illinois, Pennsylvania, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Ohio, Alabama, New York and Tennessee.

n Advice on deportment. If you cannot afford to give a ball in good style, you had better not attempt it at all. Special memorial services with the members of G. A. R., W. R. C. and S. W. V. as guests of honor, were held in the Church of Christ Sunday morning. About 200 men and women marched in a parade from the courthouse to the church where an elaborate and beautiful arrangement of flags, bunting and flowers greeted them.

n C. E. Smith, orchard expert in the employ of the Western Michigan Development Bureau, gave an orchard demonstration in the Merle Lake orchard at Lake Ann Saturday afternoon. As this orchard contains all kinds of trees, both young and old, some good pointers were gained by the people who attended.

n The Knobloch made a special trip to Old Mission Thursday bringing lime for J. C. Howe of Ridgewood farm. Mr. Lardie thinks he will run every day now as there is so much freight.

n Advice on deportment. If you cannot afford to give a ball in good style, you had better not attempt it at all.

n Medical advice of a century ago. The diet for a convalescing patient must be carefully regulated.

n Best buy of the week. Ladies' Long Coats, $4.95 - $15.00 at Steinberg Brothers.

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