Traverse City Record-Eagle

News From 100 Years Ago

May 16, 2011

News from 100 years ago: 05/16/2011

• Mrs. A. M. Maro of Leland, one of the largest property owners and most public spirited women of Leelanau County's delightful summer resort of the lake, was a guest at the annual meeting of the Traverse City Board of Trade Friday evening. Mrs. Maro made a charming address at the meeting and is an enthusiastic supporter of the efforts to develop this region.

• George Dago has resigned his position with the Hannah & Lay Mercantile Company and is succeeded as manger of the hardware division by Edward Campbell. Mr. Campbell has been employed in this department for a number of years, consequently is as familiar with the details of its management as he is with the diverse lines of goods.

• Last Saturday evening the fire department was called to the house occupied by Frank Frush, 237 East Tenth Street, to put out a fire in the garret which had started from the chimney. One line of hose was laid and the flames were put out after a few dollars worth of damage.

• Mrs. Frank Schaub committed suicide by shooting herself through the heart with a shotgun last Wednesday afternoon. When the school children went along from school, she was seen in the garden feeding the chickens. Shortly afterward a shot was heard and her husband, who was close by, rushed into the grainary and found her dead. She was slightly deranged and had been practically all winter.

• Fred Atkinson of Traverse Lake was in the city Friday on business connected with his resort and also called on the Bureau of Publicity thanking them for the interest they had taken in his resort. Mr. Atkinson believes in his resort, having lived there for the past sixteen years, adding some buildings and land each year.

• While doing chores, John Dewey, a prosperous young farmer living near Bellaire, was kicked in the head by a horse. He died almost instantly. Dewey was visiting at the house of his father-in-law, Charles Pinnell, where his wife had been ill and gone to the barn to water the horses. He leaves a widow and a baby boy only weeks old.

• Lester Wells has been moving a house for P. C. Gilbert at Long Lake which he purchased of Will East. They have moved it down to the lake shore.

• A magnolia tree in full bloom in the front yard of James Marvin, 622 Washington Street, is attracting considerable attention. Sunday the yard was thronged with people who came from all parts of the city to get a glimpse of the beautiful flower that grows principally in the sunny outh.

• The county road commissioners are doing an extensive piece of work about six miles south of the city in Blair Township. They are making a fill across a deep ravine that has been a drawback to the farmers in that vicinity for many years. When finished, this will be the most expensive mile of road built under the new system in this county.

• Advice on deportment. If unmarried and under thirty, a lady is never to be in the company of a man without a chaperone.

• Medical advice of a century ago. A convalescent should be protected with special care against variations in temperature and from the effects of moisture

• Best buy of the week. Exquisite Lawn Waists, 95 cents to $3.95 at The Barney Co.

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