Traverse City Record-Eagle

News From 100 Years Ago

May 23, 2011

News from 100 years ago: 05/23/2011

• Preparations for the annual reunion of Michigan Elks, June 7, 8 and 9, are progressing and the Elks of the state are looking forward to the most successful convention ever held in Michigan. Correspondence from all over the state indicates that there will be a very large attendance with special trains coming from Grand Rapids, Muskegon and Petoskey.

• Dan Corrigan, 26 years old, died Thursday morning at the home of his parents in Elmwood Township of diabetes after a year's illness. He had been in Mexico for some time and came home last May. Improving in health, he returned to the southwest, but came back last January. He is survived by his parents, a brother and a sister, all of Elmwood Township.

• Robert Garland, a farmer near Archie, on the peninsula, is having his barn raised and a new stone foundation placed under it. Fred and James Bannon of Acme are doing the work.

• Circuit court convened here yesterday afternoon with the case of the People vs. Mrs. J. Osmond, of Frankfort, the first case on the docket, robbery being the charge. The case of the People vs. G. C. Hopkins, charged with larceny of the public records, will probably be dropped as Mr. Hopkins lies dying, suffering with cancer.

• Only routine business occupied the attention of the aldermen at the meeting of the council last Monday night and a large amount of work was disposed of in a short time. Mayor Wilhelm brought up the question of garbage disposal and several suggestions were made. Lodging licenses were granted to William Crozier and Charles H. Brooks, James McGarry, Thomas G. Shilson and Grace Ward.

• Elwin Stone of Whitewater Township, who was bound over to the circuit court last week on a charge referred by his niece, is back in jail today after a short period of freedom. After being bound over, Stone remained some time in jail, but on Saturday his employer, who believed him innocent of the charge, came forward and signed his bond of $500. He remained in the city but never showed up to his bondsmen and will now have time to think over his misdeeds in the Shuter retreat.

• Mrs. Charibel M. Letson, wife of Irwin Letson, died at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin F. Carson of South Union Street Wednesday morning after a long illness, through which she had been cheerful and optimistic. She became the bride of Irwin Letson of this city February 19, 1910. For several months she accompanied him on his work as a traveling salesman, but when his health failed, both went to Los Angeles and then to Phoenix, but getting no relief, returned to this city.

• Miss Nellie Tiffany entertained the Keep Sweet class at her home in Fife Lake last Friday. At the close of the business session, various games were enjoyed by the young people and refreshments of sandwiches, rolls, pickles and cake were served by the hostess.

• Mrs. Carrie Keough of Marquette is staying with her sister, Mrs. Glen Brugh in Oviatt who still lies seriously ill. Her mother, Mrs. Thomas Brooks of Kingsley is with her as is Mrs. William Brugh of Edgewood. It is feared she will not recover.

• Quite a crowd from Springfield attended the dance Saturday night at Ed Stampfler's. The merrymakers stayed until the early morning hours.

• The Piqua Handle Company at Thompsonville suffered a loss from fire this forenoon in their lumber yards that will amount to between $8,000 and $12,000. The blaze started in one of the lumber sheds from some unknown source. The flames were fanned by the high wind that was blowing and spread the fire over an area covering one-third of the yards. Insurance will cover about two-thirds of the loss.

• Advice on deportment. Calls upon a new mother should not be made within the first month of the baby's birth.

• Medical advice of a century ago. Baths should be indulged in only near the end of convalescence and should be very short, taken at least a half hour before and two hours after a meal.

• Best buy of the week. Ladies' Voile Skirts, $7.50 - $15.00 at Steinberg Bros.

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