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April 28, 2010

News from 100 years ago: 04/28/2010

-- Our correspondent at Kasson Center reports that the roads are quite dry now and the residents of that place are getting their mail every day and are quite glad. It has been some time since the mud hasn't covered the roads making it nearly impossible to travel on them.

-- Earl B. Angell and Miss Lillian M. Gary, both of Alden, were united in marriage at 8 o'clock last Thursday night by the Rev. R. S. McGregor of the First Methodist church at the parsonage. There were no attendants. After a short wedding trip, they will return to Alden to make their home. Both are prominent socially in that village, the groom occupying a responsible position in the bank and the bride being a teacher in the public schools.

-- There will be an annual stockholders meeting of the Lake Ann and Oviatt Telephone Co. held at Oviatt on April 30 at 2 p.m. A full attendance of all stockholders is requested as officers will be elected and other important business considered.

-- Mrs. Wm. Farrant died at her home last Monday at Osborn after a week's illness of paralysis. She was sixty years of age. She leaves one son, Miner, of Glen Haven and four daughters, the youngest is still at home. She also leaves a husband. The bereaved family have the sympathy of the people in that community.

-- The local freight and passenger business of the Pere Marquette Railroad Company has been separated, James Kehoe, formerly in charge of both offices, being given charge of the freight business alone, and M. A. Carroll receiving the appointment of travel agent. This division has been made necessary by the increase in business making it too hard for one man to handle.

-- Eggs raised again to 22 cents this morning, but potatoes remain down to 19 cents yet. Only six loads came in Saturday for this price.

-- Chris Ross and Bill Dill spent a busy day Saturday planting 13,000 baby stock trout in Acme and Mitchell Creeks. The trout had been received by the Traverse City Rod and Gun Club which is doing all possible to stock the streams and lakes of the region.

-- A $50,000 damage suit by summons was started Tuesday in circuit court by Rufus A. Bostwick vs. the Michigan Starch Company. Covell & Cross are appearing for the plaintiff and Wilson & Wilson of Grand Rapids for the defendant. The declaration has not been filed.

-- Cadillac will have saloons again after a dry spell of two years. The voters of the county have so decreed and in no uncertain terms, either, the county going wet by 241 votes. The city of Cadillac went wet by 476.

-- The fruit growers in the vicinity of Honor have decided to hold a big meeting at the county seat of Benzie county on Friday for the purpose of advancing their welfare.

-- The speakers secured for the occasion are John I. Gibson, secretary of the Western Michigan Development Bureau and the Rev. A. Bentall.

-- The asylum staff entertained the members of the Grand Traverse Medical Society Tuesday night at the asylum, a very pleasant evening being spent. Drs. Wells, Moon and Johnson each had papers, the subject of the evening being thoroughly discussed. After the meeting, the physicians were invited to the dining room for refreshments, Miss Leece, the asylum dietician and Miss Rutherford, the superintendent of nurses, served.

-- Advice on deportment. To be unsuitably dressed for an occasion is a grave blunder indeed.

-- Medical advice of a century ago. Hot packs are given to accelerate active circulation of the blood and produce warmth.

-- Best buy of the week. Sideboards and Buffets, $10 at J. W. Slater.

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