Traverse City Record-Eagle

News From 100 Years Ago

September 3, 2012

100 years ago: 09/03/2012

n Peninsula township, especially, and Grand Traverse County generally, have lost a respected farmer and good citizen in the person of Robert Garland, after an illness that had incapacitated him for some time and from which he was a great, though patient sufferer. Mr. Garland was a most respected and successful farmer and had a very pleasing personality. As a neighbor, he was congenial and popular; as a citizen he was loyal. The funeral took place at the farm home Friday.

n Dr. J. M. Wilhelm has returned from a cruise with the Naval Reserves on the ship Yantic. He reports that the cruise was for the purpose of training seamen with the latest and most up-to-date equipment.

n G. F. Read, who has been visiting in the city for the past week, left this morning for Grand Rapids. He expects to be in that city for some time on business before returning to his home in Mancelona.

n Fred Boenning, an employee of the Oval Wood Dish Company, was badly bruised and burned yesterday when the tramway at the factory gave way and he fell a distance of about fifteen feet to the ground. A steam pipe was broken when the tram fell and the steam was projected upon the man's body. Although burned and bruised, no bones were broken.

n Mr. and Mrs. Grelick and children and Miss Josephine of this city visited Miss Shields at Hill Crest farm near Cox's Corners last Thursday. A most pleasant afternoon was spent visiting and partaking of a bountiful supper.

n The public schools of the city will open Tuesday morning with a general teachers' meeting being held at the Central building in the afternoon. The repairs on several buildings are being pushed as rapidly as possible and it is believed that all the interior improvements will be ready for the year. All vacancies by summer resignations have been filled and a strong corps of teachers will take to the work Tuesday.

n Mr. and Mrs. Carl Miller, residents at Long Lake, expect to leave in about four weeks for their new field of labor in Illinois. They have been at the Long Lake church for two years and have left it in a flourishing condition. The parishioners regret to see them go, but wish them success in their new home.

n The ladies of the M. E. church at Grawn are to have a special missionary meeting this Wednesday with Reverend Mackenzie from Kentucky giving the program. A collection will be taken to aid foreign missions of the church.

n County Humane Officer Ben Carson left this morning for Fife Lake in the interest of the Humane Society. He plans to spend the night at that place and will meet with a number of citizens who are members of the society.

n Out of the many inquiries that have come to Secretary Holley for literature concerning Michigan and especially the Grand Traverse region, is one from a fruit grower in Hood River, Oregon. He states that he wishes the full particulars of this area in order to make a visit to various orchards.

n The Baptist Sunday school at Kingsley had a picnic at Arbutus Lake Tuesday, about 35 being present. Games and boat ridings were the main features of the day which ended with a generous supper at the Snyder cottage.

n Advice on deportment. To pick the nose, finger about the ears or scratch the head or any other part of the person, in company, is decidedly vulgar.

n Medical advice of a century ago. Refrain from use of the ear when it causes pain, choosing quiet places and deafening sound by the use of cotton plugs.

n Best buy of the week. Pure Wool Sweaters for Men, Women, Boys & Girls, 50 cents - $8.00 at Steinberg Bros.

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