Traverse City Record-Eagle

News From 100 Years Ago

January 16, 2012

News from 100 years ago: 01/16/2012

• The final revision of the copy for the forthcoming booklet on western Michigan is being made by the Development Bureau officials. The new work will be modeled along the plan of the booklet issued last year but will contain entirely new reading matter.

• Deputy Game Warden G. Allen Smith has returned from Elk Rapids where he seized 235 pounds of whitefish from Ellery Bunn which were unlawfully caught. The fish were shipped to the Traverse City State Hospital.

• The many friends and relatives of Mrs. Shan Johnston of Interlochen will be pleased to know that she is slowly recovering from her recent serious illness. It is expected that she will be able to come to the city in the near future.

• Mrs. T. E. Brinkman of this city and cousin, Mrs. Culver of Saginaw, were the guests of Mrs. Irene Pomeroy Shields, 2246 N. Adams Street, Bay City, during the week. Mrs. Brinkman has plans to spend a few days in Detroit and Grand Rapids before returning home.

• The inmates of the new county infirmary spent a very pleasant Christmas and New Year as the result of the thoughtfulness of their friends. The Magazine Club of the east side remembered the old gentlemen with a variety of small gifts while the ladies received boxes of candy neatly decorated with holiday green.

• The carrier boys of this newspaper were the recipients Saturday of their annual gifts presented this year by George G. Bates, vice president and advertising manager, and Lewis W. Smith, the circulator. The joys of receiving candies, nuts and goodies is one of the happiest times in their paper carrying experience.

• Saturday morning the barn of the Columbia Transfer Co., located on Pine Street, was damaged by fire in the second story, the blaze having caught in the hay from a chimney that ran up through the building. There was no one in the place at the time and when the flames were discovered, the entire upper story was filled with fire and smoke. The fire department was called and had the blaze under control in a very short time without any damage except by water to the lower story.

• Wood bees are the order of the day in the Bendon area. One is being held tomorrow on William Dexter's place for the benefit of the Bendon church. Another one will be held on R. B. Reynolds' place for the Inland church.

• One of the prettiest social events of the season occurred Wednesday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Otto Barth of Northport when their daughter, Clara, was united in marriage to Henry Kelsch of Keswick. The bridal party took their places beneath an arch of evergreens in the center of which was suspended a white bell, to the strains of the wedding march played by Miss Amelia Bartlett, a cousin of the bride. After the ceremony the guests, numbering about sixty, sat down to a bountiful dinner.

• Mr. and Mrs. Grant Books, of Thompson's Corner, visited their daughter, Ruby Peek at Kasson Sunday and also called on George A. Peck to see his son, Charley, who was struck by a limb and knocked senseless and bruised considerably. If the limb had not struck a log nearby, he certainly could not have escaped without some bones broken or possibly being killed.

• Advice on deportment. In your own carriage you always give the front seat to a visitor, if you are a man, but a lady leaves the back seat for a man.

• Medical advice of a century ago. Consumptives should not marry, or if they marry, should not create or bear children.

• Best buy of the week. Thin Blown Tumblers, Set of Six, 24 cents at the City Book Store.

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