Traverse City Record-Eagle

News From 100 Years Ago

August 1, 2011

News from 100 years ago: 08/01/2011

• Deputy Game Warden G. Allen Smith is waging a vigorous campaign against the illegal catching of whitefish in the waters surrounding his district in Leland by commercial fishermen. He has made several important arrests and in every case has secured a conviction. The latest violator was George Abbott who appeared in court yesterday and plead guilty to a charge of having several undersized whitefish. He was given a fine of $15 and costs.

• Miss Emma Henne of Marquette, is in the city visiting with Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Blossom of 529 Fifth Street. Miss Henne is a language teacher in the Marquette High School.

• The last county teachers examination was one of the largest attended of any ever held in the county as a larger percentage passed successfully with a higher marking than usual. There are at present time more teachers than schools in the county which fact makes it an easy matter for the school officers to choose their teachers for the rural schools.

• About 10 o'clock this forenoon fire broke out in the saloon of William Mason at Walton and rapidly consumed the building and two ice houses in the rear of the place. It then spread to the restaurant of Grandma White which was also entirely consumed together with her ice house.

• It was late Sunday morning when Amil F. Nerlinger awoke and after he had made his toilet, he went forth into his garden to take a look at his wealth of nature's products, but when he looked, he failed to locate the glorious growth because the patch was bare. All that was visible was an abundance of cow tracks which he took as unimpeachable evidence of the method in which his garden had been devastated. The cow was traced to her lair and now Amil declared that her owner will have to put up the price of the vegetables that she ate.

• The work of the Board of Supervisors was completed Saturday afternoon with the allowing of the payroll and adoption of the official minutes of the sessions. The bill for $145.75 presented by Robert E. Walter was allowed upon the recommendation of Prosecuting Attorney Pratt. The bill was for making out the applications for marriage licenses which were certified to by Mr. Walter as notary public and not as county clerk.

• William Malecki, aged thirty, is minus a foot and a piece of his leg due to a neighborhood celebration. Malecki was doing special police duty during the day and it was supposed that he unconsciously wandered outside the city limits. He was picked up after the northbound train had gone and it was found that his right leg had been practically amputated just above the ankle. It was determined that he had been lying down with one of his legs across one of the tracks. There was no indication of intoxication, but the case suggests that he had been indulging too freely.

• The extreme heat of the past few days has caused the loss of many thousands of honey bees and 90 pounds of sugar honey to C. E. Clapp at 927 East Front St. Mr. Clapp has a number of bee hives in his backyard and each year produces hundred of pounds of honey.

• The present drought promises injury to the potato crop in this area unless a rain comes to relieve the situation within a short time. In the fields where plenty of cultivation has been done, the tubers are apparently holding up well, but where they have been in any way neglected they are already suffering.

• J. B. Dillion and wife arrived in Glen Haven on the Missouri last Wednesday and went to Kenwood where they will join their daughter, Gladys and son, Frank who have preceded them. The family have been guests of Kenwood for six seasons.

• At the regular meeting of the Grange last evening in East Bay Grange Hall, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Wells who live in East Garfield, were delightedly surprised by about 35 of their friends who arrived with lunch baskets, the occasion being the 10th anniversary of their marriage. The evening was spent in social chit chat, music and several recitations.

• Advice on deportment. Never lend a borrowed book. Be particular to return one that has been loaned to you and accompany it with a note of thanks.

• Medical advice of a century ago. To treat dyspepsia, the patient should eat slowly and masticate thoroughly. All stimulants and culinary delicacies should be avoided.

• Best buy of the week. Men's Negligee Shirts, Best Manchester Brand, 67 cents at Steinberg Bros.

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