Traverse City Record-Eagle

Archive: Monday

June 2, 2014

News From 100 Years Ago: 06/02/2014

n TENT CATERPILLARS once again threaten to ruin orchards. E.J. Warren, president of the Grand Traverse Fruit Company, has discovered a way to protect the young orchards from caterpillars migrating from the wild cherry forests. He found that plowing a furrow around the field with a straight edge against the orchard, makes the caterpillar unable to crawl up the bank and into the orchards.

n YOUTH STOLE HIS OWN bicycle from the train baggage room without presenting a claim check. He rode it into town and propped it against the rear outside wall of a saloon and entered said saloon. Sometime later he left and forgot to pick up his bicycle. He could not remember where he put it, so reported it stolen to the police. It was later found and returned.

n A BEGGAR AND TWO TRAMPS were locked up by the city police. Each man had been warned several times to leave the city. One of the men worked on the sympathies of the prosecutor by wearing a bandage around his arm. It did no good, and the three were escorted out of the city after their court appearance.

n THE COMMENCEMENT EXERCISES of the Grand Traverse County Normal Training Class was held at M. E. church last evening. Sixteen diplomas were awarded to this large class of future teachers.

n LARGE JUICY 50 cent size oranges on sale for only 30 cents a dozen. This will be your last chance to buy these at this price. The sale will be held this Saturday at Hannah and Lay Mercantile Company.

n E. L. HUGHES has sold his undertaking business to Harry L. Weaver. Mr. Weaver has taken immediate possession of the home and business at the corner of Sixth and Union Streets. Mrs. Weaver and an infant child will arrive soon. Mrs. Weaver, an accomplished hair dresser, will be able to assist her husband in the mortuary business. Mr. Hughes will stay with Mr. Weaver for one month in the city and then take up other work.

n STEINBERG BROTHERS has a large selection of baseball suits at 98 cents and $1.25. Jacket, pants and caps with matching colors and trim in good quality flannel are available.

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