Traverse City Record-Eagle

May 27, 2013

News from 100 Years Ago: 05/27/2013

Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — MEMORIAL DAY will be observed at Williamsburg Friday by a program to be held in the Town Hall at 2:00. The program will be in charge by Mr. Clow. The address of the afternoon will be given by Prof. James E. Coad of the Needham Business College. There will be Exercises by the school and selections by the band. After the program, the band will lead the march to the cemetery, where 19 graves will be decorated.

PERE MARQUETTE: The advanced dates for the summer schedule of the Pere Marquette have been announced and on June 3, 10, 17 and 24, the early train will arrive from St. Louis, Chicago and Detroit at 4:55 and the sleeper will be left at the depot and passengers can remain in their berths until 7:30. The train going south will leave at 9:22, and tickets can be purchased after 8 o’clock and the passengers can retire immediately, as the sleeper will be run down to the depot and then picked up by the southbound train.

PAVE EAST FRONT STREET: Two blocks between Rose and Hannah left out. Adjoining property assessed were too low to pay its share of the improvement.

CENTRAL METHODIST CHURCH: The new cement sidewalks, street approaches and steps of the new Central Church are completed. Sodding and terrace work are being completed today.

SUFFRAGE DEMONSTRATION: The greatest suffrage woman demonstration and parade ever was held on Fifth Avenue, New York City.

TRAIN WRECK NEAR SUMMIT CITY: The G.R. and I. passenger train hit a broken track and overturned. Engineer Hayes and Fireman Swan were pinned under the wreckage and injured. Passengers were shaken up, but none were severely harmed.

BICYCLE RULING: Bicyclists to and from the Baseball Park will have to keep to the North side of Front Street. Chief of Police Carson decided that it was too dangerous for pedestrians, baby carriages, and bicyclists to be allowed to mix on one side of the street. There are often between two and three hundred people on the walks before and after a game.

PETTY GRAFTING CON MAN arrested after making up a sympathy story about losing his wife and child in a flood. He wanted money for fare to visit one surviving child. He was given a fifteen day jail sentence for vagrancy and admitting his story was not true.

BRASS BEDS SPECIAL of $14.75 and $27.50 are announced today by the J.W. Slater Company. FulI sized Iron beds are also available for $7.95

WANTED: the return of the wheel taken from behind the Hannah and Lay Mercantile Company on Monday. It will save the embarrassment of the police calling at the house for it.

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