Traverse City Record-Eagle

News From 100 Years Ago

June 13, 2011

News from 100 Years Ago: 06/13/2011

• Hon. Edwin S. Pratt died at his home, "Hillcrest", in this city last Monday. Mr. Pratt had been in failing health for two or three years but had been able to continue his office work, in some measure. Mr. Pratt was a brilliant lawyer, public spirited, a useful citizen of Traverse City and a respected pioneer. Death was due to toxemia.

• Friday afternoon John Nerlinger, Sr., was driving to the city with his hired man and as they rounded the curve at East Bay where the work is being done on the new road, they met the steam roller at which their horse took fright and ran away, throwing both men out against a telephone pole. Both men received injuries, but none were serious.

• Local Maccabees are looking forward with pleasant expectations to Tuesday evening, the date upon which the lodges No. 136 and 871 will unite to celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of the order. The celebration will take place in the lodge rooms and Horsts academy. The event will consist of a banquet and short program after which there will be dancing.

• The West Almira Sunday school was reorganized last Sunday. Mrs. Lake takes her place as superintendent; Berrie Rayl as secretary; Deo gray as treasurer. On account of the rain there was a small attendance.

• The baccalaureate sermon at Northport was delivered by the Rev. C. E. Thica, assisted by Rev. A. Bentall of the Congregational church, in the M. E. church, both congregations uniting for the occasion.

• Captain E. A. Weston, local agent of the Northern Michigan Transportation Company, has arranged for the serving of dinner on board the steamer, Missouri, on Thursday noon before leaving time of the excursion on the bay. This will be a great accommodation as well as a pleasing novelty for visitors from other parts of the state.

• Miss Mae Peck left this morning for a visit with friends in Grand Rapids and will also attend the wedding of a cousin in Chesaning. She will return home next Wednesday.

• Oscar Barth closed a successful term of school last Friday at Good Harbor with a picnic at J.J. Kilroy's grove. Five of the eighth graders passed the examination at Leland.

• The Helping Hand society at Mabel met with Mrs. Nell Brown last Thursday to sew carpet rags. There was a good attendance and all had a merry time.

• Little Ella Shaffer, aged five years, sustained a painful scalp wound when she was hit in the head with an axe while playing with children last evening. Medical attention was given immediately and the accident will not cause any serious trouble.

• Joe Burkert has sold his blacksmith shop at Cedar Run to Cash Conkright. Mr. Conkright will build a fine residence on the lot adjoining the shop. The villagers are all glad to welcome Cash and Cora back after a few years' absence.

• Advice on deportment. In private concerts, the ladies occupy the front seats, and the gentlemen are generally in groups behind, or at the side of them.

• Medical advice of a century ago. A convalescing patient, the first walks should be only fifteen minutes.

• Best buy of the week. Sweaters, $1.50 and $3.00, Grey, Cardinal, Navy and White, The Barney Co.

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