Traverse City Record-Eagle

August 12, 2013

News From 100 Years Ago: 08/12/2013

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Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — • The WESTERN MICHIGAN DEVELOPMENT BUREAU has received some fine specimens of cucumbers from the Youker farm, which they are processing for the Bureau’s glass jar exhibit.

• MRS. DAVID RAMSEY and Mrs. Joseph Sowle, mother and sister of Mrs. Frank Carver, who have been visiting here for several weeks, returned to their home in Angola, Ind., yesterday.

• A MOTOR PARTY consisting of Mr. and Mrs. Chalker and little daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Hall and littler daughter of Waters, Mich., are guest at the home of A.F. Cameron.

•SHOW BIG INCREASE. Local Post Office Will Soon Be First Class. The post office receipts for the fiscal year ending June 30th 1913 are $33,188.66, an increase of $1,045.32 over last year which is a fine showing when all conditions are taken into consideration. From all indications the coming year will far exceed this year and if that is done which means only $1,800 it will place Traverse City in the list of first class offices. When the size of the city is considered and these figures only represent the sales of stamps, stamped envelopes and newspaper wrappers, the showing is remarkable.

• INVESTIGATING REGION. Newspaper man pleased with scenery and orchards. Arthur W. Stace of the Grand Rapids Press is in the city today inspecting this region, or as much as he is able to get over. In company with Mrs. Stace he made the trip down the peninsula, viewing the beautiful scenery and the many fine orchards. Tonight he will leave for Central Lake, where he has had his canoe and camping outfit shipped, and from which place they will make a trip down Intermediate Lake, around the dam at Bellaire, through Grass and Clam lakes to Torch Lake. If they are ahead of their schedule they will visit at Elk Rapids. While in the city Mr. Stace visited the grain show in the State bank and expressed himself as surprised and pleased at the show and the splendid development work that is being done by this institution. James Harris of Route No. 2 added a hill of corn to the State bank display today that measures 12 feet 1 inch in height without the roots.

• OFFICIAL CITY NOTICE. To all users of city water: The work of connecting the boilers at the water works to the new chimney is now in progress and it will be absolutely necessary that no water be wasted during the next two weeks, and in the event that there should be a fire, all sprinkling must be stopped. — This is a matter of extreme importance to the entire city, and I ask that especial attention be paid to this request. JOHN G. STRAUB, Mayor.