Traverse City Record-Eagle

April 29, 2013

News from 100 Years Ago: 04/29/2013

Traverse City Record-Eagle

— - The residence at 841 Washington Street, which was damaged by fire Saturday night, was owned by Mrs. Martha Douglass, who occupied the house. The building was insured for $1,400.

- The first passenger boat of the season docked here last evening in the shape of the steamer Manistee, on the run between Chicago and Mackinaw. For a short time at least, there will be one boat a week touching here, leaving Chicago Saturday night and coming in the bay on the way north.

- Ford cars have been delivered to Dr. Brown and J.J. Sadgebury of this city and Oakley Thompson of Mancelona through the Grand Traverse Auto Co.

- The grangers on Saturday afternoon of this week will take up the subject of “The Farmers’ Worst Enemy” and try and decide what can be done to put this enemy on the run.

- BENEFIT DANCE MONDAY — Money will help pay for new Resorter Uniforms. Fans will be given a chance to help out the finances of the local baseball association and enjoy themselves at the same time by attending the benefit dance which will be given at Horst’s academy Monday evening, May 5. Good music will be furnished, preparations for the handling of a large crowd are being made and the guests will find the party to be fully as enjoyable as any which has been given this season.

The money which is realized from the event will be used to help pay for the new home uniforms which have been ordered for the Resorters. The tickets will be sold at a nominal cost and it is expected that at least two or three hundred fans will take this opportunity of boosting local baseball without putting a severe tax on their own pocket books.

- Take Notice — Earl Bell, the Paper Hanger, has changed his telephone from 984 to 637, as recorded in the directory.

- Deaconess Knee, who is one of the probation officers, left this afternoon with Frank Nichols for the Industrial School for Boys at Lansing. Frank has proved himself to be easily led astray by his companions, and is not naturally vicious. The lad is eager to overcome his mistakes, and is planning to finish the eighth grade work at the school, then learn some honest trade and return to his home town a good citizen and able to help his mother.

The History Center of Traverse City researches and provides this column.