Traverse City Record-Eagle


September 9, 2013

News from 100 Years Ago: 09/09/2013

n Frank Wilson was arrested last night by County Humane Officer Ben Carson on complaint of Benjamin Thirlby, who charged him with cruelly beating a horse. Wilson appeared before Justice Birdsall his morning and plead not guilty. His trial has been sent for next Tuesday morning, until which time he is held on $200 bail. Summons has been issued against Benjamin Thirlby by the American Hide and Leather Co.

n W. H. Steele, the apple expert went out on the Peninsula this morning in search of apples that are suitable to be shipped under the Sunnyripe brand.

n A. Haynes, photographer, went to Maple City section this morning to obtain landscape views to be used in the forthcoming issue of the new Western Michigan Development Bureau’s booklet. This will be the finest book ever put out by any such organization. The cover is the most elaborate ever attempted and will be in full keeping with all that this bureau has done in the way of advertising this part of the state.

n WERE BURNING BRUSH. Big Peninsula fire located in Swedish Settlement. There was some alarm felt when clouds of smoke were seen rolling up above the trees down on the Peninsula this afternoon, but inquiry brought out the fact that there were a number people who were clearing off their land in the Swedish settlement between Mapleton and Old Mission. The burning of the underbrush and the refuse had caused the heavy smoke. These are valuable lands and are being rapidly put into shape for better farming.

n HUNTERS MUST PAY MORE. New Law gives whole dollar to state. A number of questions have arisen in connection with the new laws for the hunters, as Act No. 108 of the Public Acts of 1913 provide for the license fee of one dollar. The county clerk has collected that amount and turned over to the state .75, retaining the .25 for the affidavit, which is absolutely necessary and the clerical work. The letter that follows states that the full dollar shall be turned over to the state, which means that the affidavit fee shall be in addition to these. Elmer E. White, County Clerk.

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