Traverse City Record-Eagle

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July 8, 2013

News From 100 Years Ago: 07/08/2013

• BUSINESS CHANGE — Fairbrother and Obershaw have purchased the grocery business of L.R. Stickney, 411 South Union street. Mr. Fairbrother has been in the assistant superintendent’s office at the Pere Marquette station at Boardman for a number of years and Mr. Obershaw has been with Mr. Stickney for several months. Both of these gentlemen have a wide circle of friends and that he will make a success of this business is assured. They will call their store the “Welcome” store.

• BLAZE ON EAST SIDE — Fire Department had hard run to fire — After making the long run through freshly graveled roads, to the extreme end of Boyd Avenue, Chief Murray and his men succeeded in containing a bad blaze in the basement of a residence owned and occupied by Jerry Detour, to one corner of the building and preventing the fire from causing more than about a twenty-five dollar loss.

• TELEPHONE CHANGE — Benzie Consolidated Now Covers Whole County — The Benzie Consolidated Telephone Company has been organized, with headquarters at Honor, Benzie County. J.W. Cruse is president. This company has purchased the property of the Benzie County Telephone Company, the Michigan State Telephone Company and the Citizens’ Telephone Company of Grand Rapids in Benzie County.

• HEAVY DAMAGE IS REPORTED — Lightning Wrought Havoc — Large Barn on Lautner Farm burned. Traverse City was visited Sunday at noon by one of the most severe wind, rain and electrical storms of the year. Much damage was done to shade trees in all parts of the city. The telephone wires in all directions were out of commission; houses were struck and many people stunned from the effects of the lightning, which seemed to play at will with anything that happened to be easiest to handle. The most disastrous results were the burning of Stephen Lautner’s barn south of the city. Mrs. Carl Umlor, who was telephoning for a physician, was prostrated by the shock, and it was several moments before she recovered.

• AD — The beauty and virtue of women are superior to the virtue and beauty of men, but no one can be beautiful when in the throes of a deep-seated hacking cough or cold. Nothing will bring greater relief than Allen’s cough Balsam. Sold for over half a century. Endorsed by those who use it 25 cent, 50 c. and $1 bottles.

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