Traverse City Record-Eagle

December 24, 2012

Looking back: 12/24/2012


---- — n One of the 1913 Overlands for which the agency has been accepted by Montague & Reid, is on display at their garage and the beauty of design and equipment is exciting. The car is a five-passenger touring car with self starter and full equipment, presenting a very attractive appearance on the road.

n Mrs. Earl Freeman suffered a painful and perhaps serious injury Friday afternoon when she was thrown from a cutter and sustained a bad gash on the back of her head. The horse which she was driving was a nervous animal and near the corner of Front and Union Streets became frightened and started to run. Dr. Lawson was called and cared for the injured woman.

n Mrs. Curtis, aged 82, an old pioneer of Milton, died last Thursday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Charles Beebe. She appeared as well as usual up to within a few minutes before her death, passing away in her chair before medical help could be summoned.

n Mrs. Max Schroeder, who lives in Northport, left Thursday morning for Worchester,, Mass. where she will join her husband who is fishing there. They expect to return to their home in Northport in early March.

n One of the important business deals that has just been closed is that in which the R. J. McDonald Company has sold their business to Joseph Smith of Acme and J. D. Hoppes of this city. They will continue the business at the same location in the large warehouse directly opposite the Musselman Grocer Company.

n J. C. Vlack, a farmer living near Cedar City, drove a bunch of cattle through to Traverse City last week. They were sold to J. W. Zimmerman.

n Regulations to cover the new parcel post system go into effect January 1st. The regulations provide that parcels of merchandise, including farm and factory products, of almost every description up to 11 pounds and measuring as much as six feet in length and girth, may be mailed at any post office to any address in the country.

n Miss Marie Stites was pleasantly surprised last Monday night by a merry party of her young friends. A very pleasant time was enjoyed by all who were present and left at a late hour wishing her much happiness in her new home.

n The suit to dissolve the Elgin Board of Trade known as the Butter Board and "Butter Trust" and American Association of Creamery Butter Manufacturers, which was of great interest to the farmers in this region, was filed last week in federal court in Chicago. All are charged with violations of the Interstate Commerce law and conspiracy in restraint of trade.

* There was an early Christmas tree party at the Long Lake school last Friday so that the teacher could go to her house on the peninsula to spend Christmas. The children gave recitations and sang a good selection of holiday songs. Small gifts were given to the youngsters and refreshments of cake and ice cream were served to all attending.

* August Sandusky, aged 45 and who had several acquaintances in this city, was shot and fatally wounded last Wednesday by Mary Pitsford, his pretty young housekeeper. The woman alleged that he attempted to assault her in her bedroom. No arrests have been made.

* Advice on deportment. As a rule, a love letter should be very guardedly written.

* Medical advice of a century ago: A tight sock may cause an ingrown toenail.

* Best buy of the week. Fifty Cent Table of Christmas Novelties, Hosts of Fancy Articles for Gifts, Barrettes, Jewel Hat Pins, Fancy Combs, Bracelets, Neckwear at Globe Dept. Store.