• A GIRL not over 10 years of age, with light hair and not especially well dressed, fell off the Hannah & Lay chute about 6:30 last evening and but for the quickness and bravery of Patrolman Jesse Brayton, would surely have drowned. She was playing on the docks with two other children. They ran after she fell in. The young lady would not give the patrolman her name for fear she would get in trouble. The police later found she was there with her father who was spearing off the chute. He turned his back for one minute when she fell in. Her name was Iva Parmenter of 517 Rose Street. She was described as a “nervous” young lady and the blue uniform of the Officer scared her.
  • GOOD ROADS lead to good farms to good towns. In Germany, many highways are lined with cherry trees. When the fruit is ripe, it is gathered and sold, and the proceeds go to fund the maintenance of roads. Perhaps this is a good idea for Traverse City.
  • CONCERTS AT Marion Island by the Campbell Band will be held on Sunday afternoons. The boat leaves at 2:30 and returns at 5:30 with a cost of 25 cents round trip.
  • EVERYBODY DIDN’T have a good time at the Traverse City Maccabee Day. A young woman with two children in tow came from another town to meet her husband and join in the activities. Her husband, in the company of another woman, failed to meet her at the assigned time. She became separated from her children. Having no money for refreshments, she fainted. Seeing a large crowd, the husband became curious and saw it was his wife. The other woman went on her way. The children were found, but it was not a happy reunion for the wife and her husband.
  • NEW ON the G. R. & I. are trips to Grand Rapids and Chicago daily, except Sundays. Leaving Traverse City at 6:30 a.m. and arriving Grand Rapids at 11:00 a.m. Leaving Grand Rapids at Noon and arriving in Kalamazoo for a short stop, then arriving in Chicago at 4:50 p.m. For more information, contact E.J. Liddy, ticket Agent in Traverse City.

Compiled by Cathy Griffin at the Traverse Area Historical Society in collaboration with the Traverse Area District Library.