Traverse City Record-Eagle

News From 100 Years Ago

July 11, 2011

News From 100 Years Ago: 07/11/2011

• The city council has determined that the law governing the speed of automobiles in Traverse City shall be enforced. That body has decided that it shall be rigidly observed. In order to ascertain a correct estimate of how fast a car is going, the purchase of a stopwatch has been authorized. This is right and if a few examples are made, the law will be observed more closely.

• After only a few hours of suffering Edward McNamara passed away last evening, death due to apoplexy. Mr. McNamara has been a familiar figure in the city for nearly thirty years and while engaged in business was regarded as one of Traverse City's most reliable and dependable citizens. For more than fifteen years he has made his home at Park Place Hotel where summer and winter he made hosts of friends.

• Last Sunday marked the anniversary of the founding of the Mayfield Epworth League and was the night of the first graduation exercise. A review was given of the work for the two years. The church was beautifully decorated with wild cherry branches and both the Rev. Mr. Hall and the Rev. Mr. Bridgewater were present.

• What promises to eclipse any outdoor celebration ever held in this region will occur later in the week when the annual union newsboys' picnic takes place at the Baptist resort located about a mile beyond Greilickville on the west bay shore. About seventy boys representing the carrier forces of the area newspapers as well as those in Grand Rapids will be there.

• W. M. Gordon, the local mail carrier, has been spending the past several weeks setting out trees and getting his farm in Acme township ready for the season's work. He set out 2,000 trees which are now making him an orchard of 22 acres of cherries, peaches and apples.

• Joseph Vrany has purchased the meat market at 711 Randolph Street, formerly operated by John Urban. He will continue to serve the trade in a satisfactory manner.

• Ray Wait, for several years associated with his father and brother in the drug firm of S. E. Wait & Sons, has gone to Detroit. He will enter into employment in one of the large drug stores in that city.

• Traverse City Tent No. 871 will give a pedro party Thursday night. Ice cream and cake will be served and all Sir Knights and their ladies are invited.

• The extreme heat of the past few days has caused the loss of many thousands of honey bees and 90 pounds of sugar honey to C. E. Clapp of 937 East Front Street. Mr. Clapp has a number of beehives in his backyard and each year produces hundreds of pounds of honey. About noon yesterday he went to the hives and found the entire 90 pounds dripping.

• Ray. L. Pennell returned to the city last Tuesday with his bride. They will reside at 1123 West Front Street where they will be at home to their friends after August 1st.

• Miss Minnie Boening returned from Detroit Monday evening, suffering from a nervous breakdown and will remain here with her parents for a few weeks' vacation.

• Advice on deportment. Rise to one's feet as respect for an older person or dignitary.

• Medical advice of a century ago. Nourish the patient: Don't starve the fever.

• Best buy of the week. Ladies' Lace Collars, 19 cents at E. Wilhelm.

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