Traverse City Record-Eagle

News From 100 Years Ago

July 30, 2012

News from ... 100 years ago: 07/30/2012

  • C. H. Brown, who has been visiting here at the home of J. M. Henderson, returned to his home at Nashville, Tennessee this morning. While in the city, he attended several social functions and enjoyed the company of the new friends.
  • A. H. Franklin has opened up a ladder factory which promises much for himself and if taken up by fruit growers will result perhaps in one of the thriving industries for Traverse City. It is a step ladder with extension top and shelf on which to set the box holder or pail and is easily adjusted.
  • One of the greatest educational features that a city can put before its citizens and at the same time keep it enjoyable, is to provide a chautauqua. Acting on these principles, the Board of Trade has for the past two years placed before the people a series of entertainments of the highest order. This year they have gone a step further and gathered together the best array of talent obtainable. The several lecturers and the musical entertainers are the best in their respective fields.
  • Miss Lottie Petman and Earl L. Bushoe of Northport were married at the bride's home last Wednesday. Rev. C. E. Thies performed the ceremony. The bride was dressed in an embroidered Swiss gown and carried orange blossoms. A wedding supper was served following the service.
  • Miss Knee, Deaconess of the Bureau of Associated Charities, presented a clear and concise statement to various groups in the city over the past several weeks explaining just what is expected of the people who want to help and the benefits derived by those who used the help. She emphasized that by applying monetary contributions where results are accomplished will make a permanent best investment.
  • Mrs. Charles Richards has returned to her home in Wexford from an extended visit in the southern part of the state. She was accompanied back by Mr. Richards' daughter.
  • Mrs. Albert Olin, a resident at Pankops Corners, visited her daughter at the hospital at Cadillac Saturday. She reports that the daughter is better but not well enough to come home.
  • Hundreds of people are fighting forest fires throughout Alpena County today. According to old woodsmen, rain only will prevent a heavy loss. Crews from lumber mills and camps are fighting the fires near Au Sable, the scene of last year's disaster when 29,600 acres were burned over.
  • At last week's council meeting, the Board of Public Works sent in a recommendation that the old transit owned by the city be exchanged for a new one at an additional expense of about $200. They also recommended that repairs be made to the city scale house and city lockup.
  • The Misses Ruth, Blanche and Lucy Kluzak of Detroit are in the city visiting Miss Celia Sleder of 610 East Eighth Street. They plan to remain here for a week or more.
  • Percy Guest of the small goods department and Julius Weiss of the sheet music department of the Grinnell Bros. main store at Detroit are in the city in the interest of the local branch. This is their first trip to Traverse City and have been quite impressed with all the Front Street businesses.
  • Advice on Deportment. Never carry on a private conversation in company.
  • Medical advice of a century ago. Never use an imperfect light.
  • Best buy of the week. Summer Waists for Women and Children, New Styles, 98 cents, $1.50 and $1.95.

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