Traverse City Record-Eagle

News From 100 Years Ago

June 4, 2012

News from...100 years ago: 06/04/2012

  • The enterprising people of Central Lake, Antrim County, have landed a salting station for their town. The new institution is backed by Grant, Beall & Co. of Chicago. Some years ago this village was important as a lumber center and now it is coming to the front because of the rich agricultural lands surrounding it.
  • The June term of the Circuit Court, which convenes Monday, has few cases to be tried. The criminal case, People vs. William and Laura Witte on charges of manslaughter will undoubtedly garner the most attention.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Marvin McMahan of Traverse City spent the weekend visiting Mr. and Mrs. Clint Copeland and other friends at Monroe Center. They enjoyed reminiscing about the many happy times spent together and partaking of the bountiful meals served at each host's home.
  • Mrs. R. R. Bates, a resident of Almira, was the guest of Mrs. Atwood Lake Friday evening. From there she went to her son, Carl's home at Thompsonville on Saturday.
  • Mrs. Frank O. Balch, who has been visiting her mother, Mrs. Loren Roberts, went to Chicago today. Mr. Balch will return in about ten days. She was accompanied by her sister, Mrs. L. F. Titus.
  • The regular meeting of the Wisteria Rebekkah Lodge No. 425, was held in their hall Thursday evening at which time officers were elected for the ensuing year: Sarah Tompkins was elected Noble Grand. Other offices filled were: Vice Grand, Recording Secretary, Treasurer, Representatives, Alternates, Deputy, Pianist and Captain of Degree Staff.
  • Undersheriff J. E. Cameron has decided to enter the race for sheriff of Grand Traverse county and will enter the primary contest in August with the intention of winning. During the past four years he has filled the position of undersheriff and given satisfaction. The experience will be valuable to him in the conduct of the office, should he be elected.
  • The Missouri discharged a quantity of freight including two motor boats, one for the use of the Sleeping Bear Life Saving station and one for North Manitou. They are new and fully equipped with the latest water rescue equipment.
  • n The prospects for fruit in the Glen Haven region are very encouraging. The peach orchards bid fair to yield a good crop. The large orchard on Oswegatchie farm has a better showing than ever before. Other products of the soil are being planted in quantities.
  • A party consisting of George Robertson, Mr. and Mrs. George Arnold and Mrs. Evans went to Karlin this morning to attend the Pomona Grange. They also plan to visit a number of friends who live in the village.
  • Advice on deportment. Learn to speak in a gentle tone of voice.
  • Medical advice of a century ago. For sweetening food, milk sugar is much less prone to excite acid fermentation than cane sugar.
  • Best buy of the week. Slip-on Coats, Special $5.00 at The Hannah & Lay Mercantile Co.

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