Traverse City Record-Eagle

January 20, 2014

News From 100 Years Ago: 01/20/2014


Traverse City Record-Eagle

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n MAIL BOAT between Manitou and Leland shut down for the winter. Tom Laird and eight other passengers were victims of frozen hands and faces during the coldest crossing he has ever made.

n PLEASANT SOCIETY EVENT by Mrs. Elsie Hannah and Horsts Academy in honor of her guest Mrs. F. L. Gregory of Toledo, Ohio. Circle dances and fancy two steps were the highlight of the evening, along with decorations and food. The good night dance came too soon for many.

n PARTNER wanted with a few thousand dollars to invest in a well established and growing firm in Traverse City. Prefer young man who is energetic and ambitious.

n FROCK COATS have become a thing of the past. The long coat with tails was the correct thing to wear to funerals, commencements or afternoon parties. Frock coats were known to be passed from one generation to another. Their demise is very discouraging to many.

n GEORGE BLUE, Manager of the Hannah & Lay Mercantile Company, left for Grand Rapids and Chicago to attend furniture shows and to transact other business associated with the store.

n WANTED: LADY COOK for P.M. Eating house.

n SHERIFF WALTER GREILICK of Leelanau County is planning on setting up trap nets in Carp Lake to eliminate dog fish and other undesirable denizens of that well known body of water. The catch will be hauled out and sorted. Desirable are pike, pickerel, carp, bass, etc. If the plan works well, the lake will soon be stocked with some of the best fish known in this area.

n OAK PARK girls are good spellers. The sixth grade girls defeated the sixth grade boys, and were rewarded with a party given by the boys in the basement of the Oak Park Congregational Church.