Pioneer Families of Grand Traverse County, Michigan
GRAND TRAVERSE HERALD
6 May 1886
Teacher=s examination tomorrow.
Dr. Thompson has returned from his visit to Canada.
Mill Creek will be bridged on Front street, east of Oak.
J. Levinson is in Chicago buying goods for his store.
The driving club had a meeting at Park Place last night.
The L. L. A. building is receiving a fresh coat of paint.
Geo. A. Cutler and wife were in town on Wednesday.
Mr. Jennings house in Blair township burned last week.
V. K. Moore of the Leland iron furnace is in town today.
C. M. Wells went to Detroit Monday on asylum business.
Smith Barnes returned from Florida on Saturday evening last.
Leon Steffle has been appointed postmaster of Fife Lake.
Heavy and warm rains, the first of the week, doing great good.
Front street, west of Oak street, is to have $150 expended upon it.
T. W. Browne is nicely settled in his new office, in the Leach building.
Wadsworth street is to be graveled between Eighth and Ninth streets.
The north bridge on Union street is undergoing quite extensive repairs.
Oak street will be opened and graveled from Second street to Seventh.
Don=t forget to plant something for the fair, which will be held next fall.
Mrs. C. E. Closs has returned from Chicago with her new millinery stock.
The Boys band will give the public some music on Front street on Saturday evening.
J. D. Harvey of Grand Rapids came up yesterday and will remain here a few days.
Some work has been done during the week on the survey for the grade on Front street.
J. G. Holliday has built a carpenter shop on the rear of his residence lot on Washington street.
Two and half pounds is the biggest trout story so far. But then the season isn=t a week old yet.
V. & A. Petertyl have just finished a large and handsome covered carriage for use at the asylum.
Nelson Ives left on Tuesday morning for Mt. Pleasant, for a two or three weeks visit with friends.
It is expected that quite a number of new phones will be added to the Traverse City exchange.
Loans were made at the last monthly meeting of the building and loan association aggregating $3000.
Mrs. Howard, of Petoskey, lectured to a full house at the M. E. church, last evening, on temperance.
Dr. Z. H. Evans, now of Abeline, Kansas, is shaking hands with old friends in Traverse City, today.
A HERALD subscriber has a rooster that catches mice and enjoys the sport as thoroughly as any cat you ever saw.
A. C. Hoxie has gone to the North Manitou where he will have charge of S. R. Boardman=s extensive stock farm.
Grand concert by the Boys= band, at Library hall, May 14. Get ready to go. Get reserved seats early. Get there.
Pretty early in the season for trouting, but there have been some nice strings taken since the first of the month.
D. Pike and wife, of Cedar Run, who have been spending the winter in Steuben county, Ind., returned Monday evening.
Washington street will be graveled from the railroad track east to the village limits, as suggested in last week=s HERALD.
If you cannot read or understand what is on the bulletin board in front of Haskell=s store step inside and ask the meaning.
R. A. Campbell writes us that he is rapidly putting his hotel in shape at Charlevoix and will be ready to open on Monday next.
C. Pybus and wife returned from the east on Saturday evening last. Mr. Pybus=s mother came with them and will spend the summer here.
The township board of Traverse township have appointed G. E. Steele and T. R. Bentley on the board of review and J. Lee health officer.
E. McNamara will occupy the J. T. Hannah building just vacated by Mrs. Hensler, as soon as it can be made ready for his boot and shoe stock.
Mrs. Hensler has closed the restaurant conducted by her in town through the winter and reopened the Oakwood house, at East Bay, for the season.
McCoy & Groesler have opened their new restaurant in the Stevens building with a nice stock of confectionary, cigars and other goods in their special line.
The dancing party given by hose company No. 3, last Friday, was a success in every way. Nearly 100 numbers were sold and all present had a good time.
J. A. Jackson has begun delivering ice for the season, and those who have not yet made contracts for their summer=s supply can do so by applying to Mr. Jackson.
Half fare rates will be given on the steamer City of Grand Rapids, to teachers and all others wishing to attend the teachers= association at Northport, on Friday, May 14th.
The Boys= band, assisted by some of the Elk Rapids band and Prof. Wallace, will give a concert at Elk Rapids, on Saturday evening, May 15th, the evening after their concert here.
The steamer Faxton left for Chicago on Tuesday where she will go into dry dock for repairs. A new wheel will be put in and the boat will be put in nice shape for her season=s work.
J. G. Holliday, the builder, has bought the house moving machinery and business of J. A. Cook and is prepared to attend to all calls in this line. The business is in good hands.
The school board let the contract for searing the new high school building to the Grand Rapids School Furniture Co. The contract calls for 274 single desks and seats, besides recitation seats, etc.
Mr. Visnofsky met with a serious accident at Hannah, Lay & Co.=s mill last Thursday, sawing his arm in a terrible manner. Drs. Ashton & Kneeland, who are attending him, hope to save the arm.
Frank Hamilton was in Chicago last week, on business for his firm, returning Saturday evening, and on Monday afternoon left for Saco, Maine, called to the bedside of his brother, who is very low with consumption.
Part of Beitner=s mill dam, six miles south of town, was carried out last Sunday. Considerable damage was done but the break was stopped before the whole dam was destroyed. It will, of course, be repaired at once.
Levi Soule is in Jackson this week, attending the annual reunion of the 1st Mich. Infantry, and is shaking hands and chumming again with old time comrades, many of whom he has not seen for twenty years and more.
Mr. Hannah returned from his European trip on Friday last looking and feeling very well. He is cordially welcomed home. Mrs. Hannah and Miss Claribel remained in Chicago a few days. Mrs. Hannah is expected home tonight.
It has been decided to clear fifty acres on the asylum farm this year and the contract will be let to do the work, all the timber on the land to be cut into wood. Parties wishing to bid on all or part of the job, can apply at the asylum for particulars.
Rev. C. H. Beale of Cadillac, delivered a very entertaining and instructive lecture to a good house, at the congregational church, on Tuesday evening, on Europe. It was finely illustrated with stereopticon views, and afforded a very pleasant entertainment for all present.
There has been no frost here to injure the tenderest vegetation since the snow went off and the prospects for a prosperous season are very flattering. Grass and wheat never looked better; all vegetation is far advanced, and the farmers are well along with their spring work. If no pull-back comes later in the season it will be a notable year in Grand Traverse for all crops.
Mrs. C. T. Grawn, who has been kept in the south part of the state for several months by severe illness, rejoined her husband here on Saturday last. Very many friends of the professor and his wife will be glad indeed to welcome Mrs. Grawn back and to learn of her recovery.
From the Comet we learn that Henry Carothers has moved from Fife Lake to South Boardman; that M. Helmer and family have moved to Jennings; that Willis Brower will soon go to Nebraska; that A. M. Stockman and family have moved in from Ohio; that the new catholic church is ready for the masons.
Grand Lecturer Clark will hold a masonic school of instruction here next week, Tuesday evening and Wednesday afternoon and evening. All members of Traverse City lodge, No. 222, are requested to be present. Frankfort, Sherman, Elk Rapids, Torch Lake, Acme, Suttons Bay and Kalkaska lodges will be represented.
Two hundred and sixty four packages of arbutus, costing $24.48 in the way of postage, have been mailed at the Traverse City postoffice during the last ten days. Large quantities have also been sent by express. The arbutus season was an unusually short one this year. Weather too warm and the blossoms matured too rapidly.
W. F. Harsha has been re-fitting his real estate office, handsomely decorating the walls, painting and papering and, more noticeable still, has replaced the small light windows in front with large lights to match those of the First National bank, on the other side of the hall in the same building. Taking all together the improvement is a decidedly good one.
The Traverse City fire department is well represented at the state fireman=s convention, which is in session at Big Rapids this week, by S. C. Depres, chief of the department; I. G. Winnie, foreman hose company No.1; M. E. Haskell, asst. fireman and Chas. Wilhelm, secretary, hose company NO. 2; T. G. Shilson, foreman, hose company No. 3; F. Friedrich, foreman hook and ladder company No. 1.
At the annual meeting of the stock holders of the T. C. R.R. Co., held this morning, Perry Hannah, Smith Barnes, W. H. C. Mitchell, Thos. T. Bates, D. C. Leech, J. D. Harvey and W. O, Hughart, were elected directors of the company for the ensuing year. At a subsequent meeting of the board of directors, Hon. Perry Hannah was elected president and J. H. P. Hughart secretary and treasurer of the company.
The public telephone station has been changed this week to the new quarters in the W. U. telegraph office and some improvements introduced. The wires enter the building by means of a cable enclosing fifty wires, thus doing away with the network of wires that often becomes an annoyance, especially in large towns. Now is some way could be devised to run the wires all through the town in these cables it would be a fine thing indeed.
Miss Lizzie Iles, who has been failing for several months past, died at her home in Solon township, on Wednesday afternoon. Many friends all through Leelanaw and adjoining counties will be painted to learn of the death of Miss Iles, although somewhat prepared for the news by her long illness. The funeral services will be held at Clear Brook school house, Solon, on Saturday morning of this week, at 11 o;clock.
At a regular meeting of the members of the Grace church, the following officers were elected for the ensuring year: Vestrymen- E. L. Sprague, C. E. Lockwood, H.C. Davis, E. W. Robinson, A. W. McElcheran, A. F. Cameron, M. B. Holley. Wardens- E. L. Sprague, C. E. Lockwood. Treasurer- A. W. McElcheran. Clerk- M. B. Holley. Delegates to convention, meeting at Kalamazoo, May 25- C. E. Lockwood, E. L. Sprague.
The Boys= band is preparing for a grand concert to be given at Library hall, on Friday evening, May 14th. The Traverse City band will be assisted by several members of the Elk Rapids band, and the whole affair will be under the supervision of Prof. Wallace. An excellent programme will be presented and a fine orchestra will form a prominent feature of the entertainment. The people of Traverse City know well what this band can do when they really lay themselves out, and this will be one of those times. Give them a good house.
The supplement to the HERALD this week is used by J. E. Greilick to advertise his mills and factories, and will be read with interest by all. This business has, in a few years, grown to very large proportions, and yet only in its infancy. Mr. Greilick has had long experience and is a practical workman himself, and is thoroughly acquainted with every detail of his large business. This gives him many advantages and aids greatly in the successful management of the business. With increased facilities, much new machinery added during the last year and competent help in all the departments Mr. Greilick is better than ever prepared to meet all demands for standard or special work and will be pleased to make figures and receive orders from any part of the country. And, by the way, that supplement contains much information of a general character that will be of interest to builders, masons and mechanics in general. It is a good thing to post up where you can keep it for every day reference.
Dr. Auguste Louise Rosenthal, whose contemplated removal from Grand Rapids to Traverse City the HERALD spoke of a few weeks ago, has definitely concluded to make the change. Speaking of her removal the Grand Rapids Eagle say:ADr. Auguste Louise Rosenthal is among those who have been successful in practice in this city. She opened her office here about six months ago, and secured a flattering practice. With some years of experience, she has won confidence and the gratitude of many patients, and respect and esteem among old resident physicians of the highest standing. Her practice has largely been among children, and in the treatment of chronic ailments peculiar to her sex, and very generally successful. But she has taken a fancy to Traverse City, to which place she will remove immediately. The many friends she has made here, though regretting that she leaves, will congratulate the people of her new location upon securing such an accession to their society, and heartily recommend Dr. Rosenthal to their good graces, wishing her abundant success wherever she may be in the profession she has chosen.
Shall We Celebrate the Fourth?
Last year=s 4th of July celebration was so successful, and so much enjoyment was got out of it by those living in town and the thousands of visitors from the neighboring towns and surrounding country, that many have expressed a wish to have something of the kind this year. At the regular meeting of the business men=s association, on Tuesday evening, the matter was discussed some and C. R. Paige, Thos T. Bates, and L. M. Bennett were appointed a committee to call a general meeting of the citizens to further consider the matter. It has been decided to hold this meeting on Monday evening next at Germaine=s hall, at 8 o:clock, sharp. It is hoped that everybody who is at all interested in the matter will be present at that time. Let us talk the thing up and if it is decided to go on with it, every man do his level best to make the day enjoyable to all. If you think it better not to do anything in the way of a celebration, then, surely, you will want to be at the meeting on Monday evening, to give expression to your views. So be there anyway.
Council met. The following members of the Council were present: Messrs. Ashton, Wilhelm, Goodrich and Buck.
The following liquor bonds were approved: Enoch Kratochvil, M. E. Ellis, August Beitner, J. J. Baker, Antoine Novotny, Ferdinand Smith, Olle Bostrim, Antoine Richard, Emery M. Dailey.
The following druggist bonds were approved: J. G. Johnson & Co., S. F. Wait, Dr. F. A. Parkinson.
Council met with the following members: Messrs. Barnes, Ashton, Milliken, Goodrich, Buck, and Wilhelm.
The following accounts were referred: J. Levinson, $2.50; L. Robert, $11; James Baker $4; J. J. Dunn $59.75.
The following accounts were ordered paid out of contingent find: E. L. Ashton $6.50; Lon Brooks $9.00; Despres & Montague $14.75.
Account of Hannah, Lay & Co. $95.26, being amount advanced to street commissioner for April, ordered paid out of highway find.
Committee on streets and sidewalks reported back petition of J. F. Greilick and 36 others, also petition of Chas. T. Lambert and 24 others, and recommended that $300 be expended on Oak street, $150 on Front street west from Oak street, and that Wadsworth street be graveled from Eight to Ninth street. On motion report of committee adopted and appropriation made.
Petition of Malcolm Winnie and 31others for improvements on Washington street from west line of Railroad Ave. east to village limits.
On motion only carried $150 was appropriated for bridging mill creek on Front street east of Oak street.
Village Treasurer=s report for April approved and ordered filled.
Adjourned on May 10.
Death of Josephine Eldred
In noticing the death of Josephine, daughter of Rev. A. J. Eldred, formerly a resident of Traverse City, which occurred at Cadillac last week, says the Express:AAgain our hearts have been touched with the sad news of the death of one of our number, Josephine Eldred, who was taken violently ill last Monday evening about six o=clock and breathed her last early the next morning. She was about twenty-one years of age, and partially paralyzed from her birth, she had always been delicate; but during her stay in Cadillac she had been in unusually good health, so much better, indeed that her friends entertained hopes of her being, if not a strong woman, relieved, at least, of so much suffering. She took great pleasure in the thought that she was becoming less of a care and more a helper in the home life- being able to relieve her mother in many ways about the house. Her character was that of an earnest, consistent christian, and as much she won the respect of all who knew her.
And the News pays this tribute: [illegible] home, but drew about her many friends who lived to sit and enjoy pleasant communion with her. She read much, with great pleasure and appreciation, and her marvelous memory made the past seem almost a part of the present. In all of Mr. Eldred=s pastorate this young sufferer drew about her warm and tender friends, whose remembrance and love was manifested by beautiful floral gifts sent from Grand Rapids, and a profusion of flowers from our own city. A standard representing a cross and crown from Grand Rapids was very beautiful. The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon, conducted by the brother pastors of Mr. Eldred, in the city.
Boys who were fishing on the bay Saturday night report ice as thick as window glass.
Mrs. J. H. Fife and Charley went to Torch Lake on Sunday to see a sick daughter and sister.
There is no use talking; you never saw wheat or grass looking any better or growing any faster at this season of the year than they do now.
Some of the farmers have finished sowing spring wheat, oats and pears; other will get through in a few days. We notice some wheat that is up quite nicely. If there should be no late or hard frost there will be an abundance of fruit of all kinds, unless injured by some other cause. We hear it said that the apple buds are full of insects resembling small bugs. Will they injure the fruit?
From the appearance of so many persons on the banks of Whitewater, we are led to suppose that the law protecting the finny tribes has become null and void for the time being, and they are left to take care of themselves and this become the subjects of man=s sport and appetite.
I forgot to mention in my last week=s report that Ansel Langworthy had sold out and is now on his way to southwestern Kansas. If he should not like it there he will go to the Indian territory. This is the same person whose name was mentioned in a petition which was sent to Washington to have him appointed postmaster at or near Yuba to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Mrs. King. There was also another petition following closely on the heels of the first to have Henry Allen appointed. Since Mr. Langworthy has gone away of course Mr. Allen will receive the appointment.
Sugar making was of short duration.
Charles Scofield has rented Alonzo Hoxie=s farm in East Bay.
Mr. Silver moves to Acme this week, S. W. Perkins rents his place.
Mr. Valnagle has traded his farm for a hotel on Mancelona. Mr. Dodds gets the farm.
One of the most beautiful springtimes for many years. Not a flake of snow since the winter snows went away.
Spring grains have been largely sown and farmers have improved the pleasant weather to the best advantage.
Frank Davis of Elk Rapids is in charge of the grist mill at this place, and hopes to merit the patronage of the community.
Kosauth Stites sold his farm in Wilson township, Kalkaska county, and is one of the residents of Williamsburg again.
L. H. Potter has rented his farm and is going to Montana this spring and we understand that D. B. Scofield thinks of going also.
John H. Weaver will move to Quincy, Branch county, soon. Mr. Weaver=s father having died lately, and some property there requires his presence.
Elder Hewett of Fife Lake gave a lecture on temperance at this place, Saturday evening and preached Sunday morning and evening, while Elder Heath filled the pulpit at Fife Lake.
The band of hope at this place is in a prosperous condition. On town meeting day the young people and some of the older members, conceived the plan of furnishing refreshments for those who might want, and Mrs. J. L. White gave the use of the drug store, and a table was prepared, and a goodly number were supplied with a dinner at a price which was satisfactory to all, and the proceeds went to replenish the treasury of the society. Much praise is due the band of hope for the undertaking.
April the 28th, 1886, will long be remembered by those who met with the relatives and friends of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Hoxie of East Bay township, the day being the anniversary of their marriage and also both of their birthdays. Mr. Hoxie having completed his 74th year and Mrs. Hoxie her 68th year on that day, and the 32nd year of their marriage. Substantial evidence of friendship and love was manifested by gifts from the children of both, as Mrs. Hoxie is the third wife, while Mr. Hoxie is Mrs. Hoxie=s second husband. Six of these children live in this vicinity, two at Coldwater, one at White Pigeon, one at Three Rivers, one at Topeka, Kansas, and one at Battle Creek, this state.
Olney Church will leave soon for Kansas.
Mrs. Kennedy left Monday for Chicago.
C. H. Tyler has moved his family in from camp.
Miss May Sauster is very low with consumption.
H. C. Bowker was in town a few days last week on business.
School commenced Monday with Miss Koggle of Cadillac as teacher.
Hon. Perry Hannah passed through here on his way home last Friday.
A. W. Peck purchased a new hat recently, the first one since he was married.
A few of our young folks attended the foreman=s ball at Manton, Friday evening.
H. A. Peck has returned home from his visit in the south part of the state.
There is to be more sidewalk built in town this spring than we already have.
H. D. Tabor made a trip to Cadillac last week to buy lumber for the addition to his house.
The water is now being drained off the cranberry marsh in preparation for the spring work.
D. R. Thralls has purchased a fine lot of lumber, and contemplates building a house on his lot.
Would it not be nice now if we could have a sidewalk to the cemetery while we areAsidewalkin?@
From ten to twenty five dollars worth of arbutus have been sold and shipped from here every day this season.
An exciting combat was witnessed between our postmaster and a colored porter on Friday last. Results satisfactory to both.
The I. O. O. F. lodge of this place is reported in good running order with forty members, in good standing, and over $100 in the treasury.
Some of the small boys of this town are getting very careless about jumping on and off moving trains, and we have witnessed several cases where it might have proved serious. Perhaps it would be well for parents to look into this matter a little.
Some of our sportsmen took advantage of the first day of May and went trouting. The following is their respective scores:
A popular merchant... Trout-000, Innings into the creek- 8
A well-known baggage master... Trout-0, Innings into the creek-19
A prominent citizen...Trout-00, Innings into the creek-11
The finest inning was made by the prominent citizen, from a log seven feet above the water.
At the last regular meeting of the I.O.G.T. lodge the following officers were installed: W.C.T., E. J. Stampfler; W. V. T., Belle Tabor; W. S., Willis A. McCinkie; W. F. S., Laura Tyler; W. T., A. Cameron; W. A. S., John Mecklem; W. M., Fred Stampfler; W. D. M., Bert Tabor; W. R. H. S., Carrie Peck; W. L. H. S., Carrie Peck; W. L. H. S., Mrs. Piper; W. I. G., Bessie Tyler; W. O. G., Emory Smith; W. C. D., R. Thralls.
What causes the rush to the P. O. every Friday noon? Why, don=t you know, it is HERALD day, and they went to see if there is anything from Walton. Although a great many people may know of some of the items before they are published, they seem different and even better when read from the local columns of our county paper, which by the way, is a very prominent and important part of the HERALD. We also submitted a plan for a county directory, some time ago, which the editor promised to consider, and if this be adopted it will be as little as any person benefitted by it can do to subscribe for the paper. Your correspondent will do its best to make our part of the paper as interesting, instructive and beneficial as we can., and would only ask in return that each of the present subscribers send in one new name. And let us double the circulation of the HERALD in Walton.
Farmers have the greater part of their spring work done.
Dr. Burke has his house and lot inclosed with a new picket fence.
Miss Minnie Burke has been on the sick list for the past few days, but is now able to be out again.
O. F. Skinner, our energetic blacksmith, has bought a lot and is preparing to build a house. Looks a little suspicious, Orson.
John Winters, of Barry county, an old-time friend of Dr. Burke=s, made the Dr. and family a pleasant call last week. He is about to trade farms with Mr. Francisco, of Cedar Run.
We are pained to mention the sudden death of our neighbor, Wm. Houghton of Burdickville. He was buried on Friday the 30th, under the auspices of the G.A.R., of which he was a member. The ceremonies were well conducted and were very impressive.
J. Kline called at Traverse City.
Winter wheat is still looking well and indicates a good crop.
Mr. Swan of North Manitou will make Good Harbor his home during the summer.
Farmers are very busy at present putting in their spring crops. A large acreage has already been sown and still more to follow.
The township board of this township appointed for board of review F. Fleas and T. Plamondon.
Mrs. F. Siedanthal, related to J. Kline, has come from Germany, intending to make this country her home.
J. Rung will receive a boy from the state public school. This makes four children that have been adopted from the state public school, who have good homes in this place.
Information reaches us that F. F. Cook & Co. intend to move their saw mill from Maple City to the foot of Lime lake. This is a good site for a mill, and the wonder is that it has not already been taken.
Thomas Retford is on the invalid list.
A young son of John Scott is seriously ill.
Birney Wolfe will teach the school in the Manseau district.
Lycene Coulter of Detroit is visiting his father, Rev. C. N. Coulter.
Farmers are through sowing and are in the midst of potato planting.
Preparations should be made for the proper observation of decoration day.
The schooner Waila Halla was the first vessel to load at Gill=s pier this season.
Capt. Thomas Copp has returned from an extended visit to Chicago and Racine.
The Rev. C. D. Bannister has established a church at Omena of fair proportions.
Messrs. Stone & Burch have concluded not to open a store here until next season.
The Leelanaw and Grand Traverse teacher=s association meets here May 14 and 15.
Koyes & Litney loaded the schooner J. H. Newland with wood for Chicago last week.
James H. Putnam, who wintered in Missouri, is home again, much improved in health.
Competition among the fish buyers promises to make good times for the catchers of fish.
The M. E. church has had a season of prosperity since the advent of the Rev. C. N. Coulter.
Mr. and Mrs. Buckingham of Grand Rapids are visiting the family of Ferris Rose, at Omena.
Miss Myrta Dame has been assisting Mrs. N. C. Morgan in the conduct of her millinery store.
The Allard families moved to the fishing grounds near Scott=s point, the latter part of the week.
The Traverse Bay hotel, unless leased, will probably soon be opened by the proprietor, W. H. Franklin.
Several farmers about here intend to plant a hundred bushels of potatoes.
Sim Williams of the Cincinnati Resort, at New Mission, expects more visitors this summer than ever before.
Mrs. Kate Wilson has renovated her cottage and is now in better shape than ever to entertain summer visitors.
George Greenman, accompanied by his mother and sister, arrived last week. He spent the winter at Elmira, N.Y.
Miss Abbie Morgan presides at the organ in the congregational church whenever Miss Myrta Rose is absent.
Will Nelson of the Enterprise was over here the other day and purchased a young trotter that is full of promise.
The Rev. Norman of Manistee preached here on Sunday to the Norwegians. The Rev. Maakstead also held services.
Captain E. S. Graham loaded the schooner Celia with potatoes at Lee=s bay, as the tubers are much cheaper there than here.
During the absence of Dr. C. H. Johnston of Suttons Bay his patients were prescribed for by Dr. S. J. Hutchinson of this place.
Captain George Robertson of the steamer Cummings will shortly send for his family. They will reside here this summer.
John Ennis has moved on to the place he recently purchased from Wm. Weiderman, and the latter leaves soon for Gladstone, Dakota.
The trout season has fairly opened and several fine strings have been caught in the mill pond here, the Rev. Mr. Norman catching several that weighed over a pound apiece.
The prizes which were to have been given to the most tastefully dressed lady and gentleman at the calico hop at Suttons Bay on Easter Monday failed to materialize; had they been awarded, the former would have come to Northport.
Louis Boursaw, assistant lighthouse keeper on the South Fox island, came over in a small boat last week after provisions. He reported that they had been living on half rations for a few days. It was six months since the islanders had received any mail.
The proposition of Congressman Moffatt to investigate the advisability of making a harbor of refuge, at government expense, does not meet with the approval of either the people of this part of the country or the sailors is has been the fortune of the HERALD correspondent to interview. Such a harbor could not be constructed except at extraordinary expense, and when completed would be of little practical benefit to the shipping interests of the lakes. The proximity of Leland to the fine natural harbor at South Manitou renders such a scheme not only wholly unnecessary, but a useless expenditure of public money. To be sure, the work would furnish employment to a large number of men for a number of years, and when the work was ended its benefits would cease. Undoubtedly the residents of Leland would hail such a job as special manna, not from heaven, but from Uncle Sam=s pocket, and it is not unnatural that they should, but it is clearly not the province of government to throw thousands of dollars into Lake Michigan merely that it may be picked up by contractors and their subordinates.
The splendid weather of the past few weeks has enticed your correspondent from his duties, and a large portion of his time has been spent in the very pleasant duty of attending to his farm. And often during these beautiful days our heart goes out towards theAteeming thousands@ of our great cities who know nothing of these great blessings of home and home life and the pure air and splendid climate of our north Michigan. And we could write pages in its praise, but that is not news to the many readers of the Herald, so here goes:
Mr. Stoll is about ready to plaster his house.
Farmers are well along with their spring work.
Mary Stoll is engaged to teach in district No. 4.
Miss Hobbs begins school in district No. 1 next Monday.
Mrs. Steeles is improving, building cisterns, etc.
The steam mill is progressing slowly, but we hope surely.
Mr. Echenberger is clearing the old slashing on the Patten farm.
A very short season for sugaring this season, with about half a crop.
Mr. Baker is building fence and grading front yard and improving his place.
M. Case stands by and sees the wind water his cattle and thinks it=s much easier.
E. P. Case has built an addition to his barn and placed a new fence in front of his house.
The Sabbath school was reorganized last Sabbath by re-electing the former superintendent and Irvin Hobbs as secretary. Average attendance during the last year, 45.
Our third quarterly meeting held May 1st and 2nd., at the hall in east Inland, where we have recently held revival services, was an occasion long to be remembered. Our beloved brother Stinchcomb was with us, and preached three sermons, which were very instructive and highly appreciated, many expressing in lovefeast, and at the evening services the great spiritual benefit received.
I also desire to tender my thanks to the brethren and friends for their generous donation of $21.79, received on the eve of April 22nd, about $12 of the same being cash. L. Kenney, Pastor.
A sad accident occurred at Ruddock & Nuttall=s lumber camp in Browntown, Manistee county, on March 28th, resulting in the death of little Johnnie Stadden, eldest son of Tom and Fannie Stadden. Mr. Stadden is foreman in the camp and has worked for the company NEED REST OF COLUMN
13 May 1886
Strawberries are blossoming for a big crop.
Have you secured seats for the concert tomorrow evening?
More nice rains this week. No spring drought this year.
The north bridge on Union street is just as good as new again.
Jas. Morgan and A. T. Lay arrived from Chicago last evening.
Be at the 4th of July meeting, at Germaine hall, next Monday evening.
A vessel is at the docks unloading about 500 tons of coal for the asylum.
Mrs. J. Steinberg left for Chicago Wednesday afternoon, for a short visit.
Mrs. L. O. Sayler has returned from Muskegon, where she has been visiting several weeks.
Mr. Holdsworth offers his store building, corner of Union and State streets, for rental.
Wm. Gill of Northport, passed through town on Tuesday, on his way home from the south.
E. Adsley and family left on Tuesday for Huron, Dakota, which place they expect to make their home.
F. G. Durfee and sister, Susie, arrived from Chicago a few days ago and will spend some time here.
Mrs. Robinson, the mother of E. W. Robinson, arrived Saturday evening, and will make this her home.
Parker & Simmons have secured the contract for supplying the asylum with meat for the next three months.
Great preparations are being made for the concert tomorrow evening, and it promises to be a very successful affair.
Judge Ramsdell held circuit court at Leland, Tuesday, and Attorneys Roberts, Davis and Adsit were in attendance.
Frankfort is 40 miles distant and it takes a good long week for the Times to reach this office, sometimes two weeks.
Mrs. J. M. Boyd left Monday afternoon for Chicago, where she will remain three or four weeks visiting friends.
Grand Rapids Eagle: Miss Libbie Bigelow has gone to Traverse City to spend the summer with her sister, Mrs. C. E. Closs.
Grand Lecturer Clark held a largely attended and very successful school of instruction with the masonic lodge here, this week.
Among the postmasters appointed during the last week are W. H. Franklin, at Northport, and F. C. Beesinger at East Jordan.
Miss Allen has reopened Locust Grove cottage to the satisfaction of her old patrons, and no doubt to the pleasure of her new ones.
Detroit Free Press- The Grand Traverse HERALD is constantly improving, and its subscription list is deservedly growing larger.
The steamer Faxton has returned from Chicago, where she went to get a new and larger wheel, and will soon be put on the season=s run.
Dr. Augusta Rosenthal, whose removal to this place from Grand Rapids, the HERALD noticed last week, has opened her office in the Parmalee building, over L. M. Bennett=s jewelry store.
Mrs. R. Goodrich and daughter, Mary, who have been spending the winter south, returned home on Wednesday evening of last week.
At the teachers= examination here last Friday the class number 19 and 15 of these received certificates. This is a remarkably good showing.
J. A. Jackson, the ice and fish man, has connected his residence with the telephone exchange, and orders can now be given him in this way. Ring up No. 7.
S. Garland has been greatly improving his vacant lot, next west of J. Dunn=s residence; and Mr. Dunn has been doing the same thing with his own lot.
Teachers who wish to attend the institute at Northport this week will bear in mind that the City of Grand Rapids will carry all such, tomorrow, at half rates.
Several vessels are loading at the mouth of the river with square timbers for Europe, and a barge and consorts are at the Goodrich dock loading in the same way.
An old-fashioned gold pin was lost on Thursday, April 29th, between the Mercantile Co.=s block and Bell=s bakery. Finder please leave at this office and oblige the owner.
The steam barge Leland went ashore on Old Mission point, Tuesday night, in a heavy fog. She was loaded with ore for the Elk Rapids furnace. No serious injury, probably.
At a meeting of the driving club, last week, it was decided to put the track at the fair grounds in good condition, and it is quite probable that there will be some trotting about July 4th.
Dr. Parkinson=s new awning, at the front of the City drug store, is the first to be used on the south side of Front street. It is not needed to keep off the sun, but will be convenient on a rainy day.
W. H. Franklin of Northport, the newly appointed postmaster at that place, was in town on Tuesday, and he is the happiest looking greenback-democrat we=ve seen in many and many a day.
The HERALD gives considerable space, this week, to the able and outspoken circular letter of General Master Workman Powderly to the knights of labor throughout the country. It is worthy their careful perusal.
Michigan Catholic: The Right Rev. Bishop gave the holy habit to a novice in the Dominican convent at Traverse City last Monday. This is the first instance of a reception into the Dominican community in Michigan.
The question of pulpit supply for the coming year was considered at the meeting called for that purpose, by the congregational church, last Thursday evening, and by unanimous vote the Rev. Mr. Puddefoot was invited to continue in charge.
M. B. West=s little boy, about six years old, fell off a high sidewalk Wednesday afternoon, and broke his arm at the elbow. Dr. Kneeland, who was called to attend the case, says he is doing well, but it will lay the little fellow up for a while.
The Metropolitan Comedy Co. will play at Library hall four nights next week, beginning Wednesday , the 19th. There will be a Saturday matinee. Change of programme nightly. Admission 25 and 35 cents. Reserved seats at Haskell=s book store.
The great Chicago riots have ended and business is reviving. Many arrests have been made, and it is sincerely hoped that if there is a law in existence to punish crime it will be meted out in full measure to those anarchists. It is no time to counsel mercy.
Fife Lake Comet: I. M. Shotwell has traded his farm for one near Grand Rapids, and moved his family there, much to the regret of all who knew them.- Solomon Mills will go to the upper peninsula. He may be gone a year. His family stays here.
Quite a number of our citizens plainly saw the light of a fire over on the east shore of the bay last Monday night. It came from quite a large pile of cord wood and bark, on the bay shore, near Acme, which was burned. It was owned by Bert Crisp.
The report that Hon. C. G. Luce, master of the state grange, had violated the law of a neighboring state by allowing Canada thistle to grow on a farm owned by him in that state, is found to be utterly without foundation. Mr. Luce didn=t own the place at all.
The finishing touches are being put to the old depot building, now used as a freight depot, and with the new siding and fresh paint, there will be little left to remind one of the rough unpainted building which for so many years was an eyesore to everybody.
Harbor Springs Independent:- Hon. Perry Hannah and family returned home from Europe Friday evening, and were given a hearty welcome by Traverse City, in which greeting all Northern Michigan will join, for Mr. Hannah is one of the few men who are too broad and liberal to belong to one town alone. His energy and enterprise are appreciated by the people of this whole region, and all will be glad to know that he has returned safe after a pleasant visit abroad.
Locust Grove Cottage has more attractions for a comfortable home than any other place, not a private home, in Traverse City.
Here is an item for the benefit of the Northport people. Passengers for the morning train south can leave Northport on the Cummings, go over to Elk Rapids, connect with the Morley, reach East Bay for the morning bus and so connect with the 9 o=clock train at this place.
E. R. Kneeland, who bought the Pioneer meat market, last fall, from Frank Brosch, went down to Ohio a few days ago for his family, who have remained at their old home through the winter, and returned with them on Tuesday evening. Mr. Kneeland=s family will be made very welcome to Traverse City.
All the Traverse City members of the fire department who were at Big Rapids last week, at the state firemen=s convention, cannot speak in too high terms of their treatment by the citizens of that place. We do not believe there is a city in the state that better knows how to take care of a party of guests, large or small, than Big Rapids. And her well earned reputation was fully sustained on the occasion referred to.
An informal reception was given Hon. and Mrs. Perry Hannah, Tuesday evening, at Park Place parlors, by the Business Men=s association, to which the citizens, generally, were invited. It was intended simply as an expression of the pleasure of our people at the safe return of Mr. and Mrs. Hannah from their European trip, and was a very informal affair, and for this very reason all the more pleasant. A large number of old friends were in from the country, and for an hour and a half our citizens, to the number of several hundreds, were coming and going, stopping a few moments to say and receive good words. The Boys= band came around a little after 9 o=clock and gave a pleasant serenade, and the whole affair passed off very nicely for all.
There was a good attendance at the 4th of July meeting, on Monday evening, at Germaine hall, and it was decided. almost unanimously, to have a celebration, provided $1,000 could be raised for the purpose. E. N. Carrier, E. H. Pope and M. E. Haskell were appointed a committee to see if this could be done, and J. W. Milliken, C.R. Paige and C. E. Lockwood committee to look up programme. Both these committees are to report at an adjourned meeting of the citizens at Germaine hall, next Monday evening. Over $300 was subscribed before the meeting adjourned, and this amount had been largely increased since that meeting. One thing is certain. If this thing is undertaken there will be no dropping behind the big time of last year. Let everybody be at the meeting next Monday evening.
Eugene Umlor of Solon, met with a bad accident on Monday. He was sinking a large stone and was working in the hole which was to receive it, when the earth caved, and the great boulder came down on him, crushing his leg, and pinning him to the ground. There was no one in hearing distance, and Mr. Umlor was compelled to slowly dig himself out with his hands, all the time suffering excruciating pain. After a desperate effort he succeeded in freeing his leg from the terrible weight upon it, and he was then obliged to drag himself along, 80 rods or more, before help could be procured. Dr. Ashton, when he reached him, some hours after, found the left leg very badly broken and crushed below the knee, some of the bones protruding, and the flesh lacerated in a very painful manner. Today, as we go to press, he is reported as comfortable as could be expected under the circumstances.
Mrs. Eliza Smallman, who resides in Kent county, arrived Monday evening, and will visit here with her daughter, Mrs. C. M. Wells. Mrs. Smallman is 83 years old, but many much younger women would be glad indeed to possess her vitality and capabilities of enjoying life. Mrs. Osborne Hodges of Kent county and Mrs. Lizzie Guberson [?], of Walkertown, Ind., accompanied Mrs. Smallman and are also the guests of their sister, Mrs. Wells.
Mr. Sprague, secretary of the Grand Traverse county agricultural society, says in the Eagle, this week:AThe list of premiums to be awarded at the Grand Traverse county fair is now being put into type and will be out soon. Several of our businesses have expressed a willingness to offer special premiums, for the purpose of helping the thing along. We hope many more will do so. In order that all such premium offers may be printed in the list, all who propose offering special premiums are requested to hand their offers to the secretary as early as possible, and they will receive suitable attention in the list.@
The surplus sand between the congregational church and the Hebrew synagogue has been removed to the county lot, as provided for at the last county meeting of the board of supervisors, and [illegible] just for the present the appearance of the county property may not be much improved by the [illegible] of loose sand put upon it, this is the only way in which the grading of the lot can be completed, and every advantage should be taken of opportunities like this to secure sand on short hauls, until enough has been placed upon the lot to bring it to a proper grade. It may seem a little strange to some that sand in Traverse City is likely to ever be at a premium, but the fact is that it is already becoming difficult matter to procure sand to properly grade lots that need this attention on the east side. It will take several thousand more to bring the county lot to a grade.
Last Friday was a red letter day to quite a number of the old timers of Traverse City. It had been kept in mind by some of them that that day was the thirtieth anniversary of the marriage of Dr. and Mrs. B. D. Ashton, and a surprise party was planned by which to celebrate the occasion. In order that the doctor and his wife might be taken more completelyAunawares@ the affair was planned for an afternoon tea, and accordingly about five o=clock a party of the good housewives of the village, armed and equipped with baskets, bundles and various and sundry mysterious parcels, violently invaded Mrs. Ashton=s kitchen, and from that point of vantage spread over and took possession of the entire house. At six o=clock a party of gentlemen nearly as large appeared at the front door and completed the conquest their better halves had so gallantly begun. Tables were spread and all sat down in a beautiful supper, after which a pleasant social time was spent for a few hours in which the scenes of other days were made to pass in review, and many a hearty laugh had over events that occurred Awhen Traverse was new.@ The company finally broke up with many hearty wishes left behind that future years might bring no less happiness to the doctor and his wife than had the past, and a promise that at the AGolden Wedding@ all would endeavor to be there once more.
Very many people think it is an easy matter to edit a county newspaper; that all that is necessary is toApick up a few locals.@ We have been looking up this matter of locals in the last four numbers of the HERALD to see what this Apicking up a few locals@ means. The issue of April 15th contained 161 strictly local items on the local page and in the local correspondence, and 41 items selected and rewritten and condensed from local exchanges. Every one of these items referred to some matter of local interest, and the total for the week was 202. April 22nd there were 205 on the local page and in the correspondence columns and 44 from local exchanges, 249 total. April 29th the number was 186 and 68, total 254. May 6th the number was 211 and 44, total 255. These were not exceptional weeks by any means, but only to present a fair average of the year. Now every one of these items had to be Apicked up.@ And not only this, but they had to be put in shape for the reader, many of them coming in the crudest form imaginable; many mere hints and suggestions that must be followed up on a certainty before one would dare use them; many of a personal nature, and these must be looked to very carefully that no injustice was done of the feelings of some friend or neighbor hurt.
A local editor must always have his eyes wide open, and a little circumstance that would seem of no account whatever to anybody else may be a perfect little bonanza to him. His mind must always be upon his work, and nothing should be allowed to escape his attention. And this is not for one week only, or two weeks, or three, but for the whole year round, summer and winter, through brisk seasons and dull, in rain and shine, the paper must come out on time, and whether the editor is sick or well, happy or sad, it is all the same to the readers, they must have their paper.
And this is only the local department of the paper. Besides this is the miscellaneous, the news, the editorial, all the different departments of the paper, each one requiring special attention and care, and for preparation of which hundred of exchanges must be examined and carefully sifted each week. On a great daily each man has his special department and special duties, but a country editor must be able to fill every position, and he generally does fill every position on his staff. Oh, yes! It is an easy thing to edit a county paper.
Letter from A. Adsit
Brampton, Ontario, Canada, May 5, 1886
Thinking some of my friends in Traverse may like to hear from me, I will give a short account of my trip so far.
When I reached Reed City I met old acquaintances from the northwest territory of Canada on their way back to that country, so I changed my course for that point. I am now 21 miles west from Toronto. I have bought a car load of heifers and shall ship them as soon as I can get a car. Shall take them all rail route, to the northwest territories of Canada, [illegible] miles west of Winnipeg.
My son [illegible] is with me, and makes himself generally useful.
This is a splendid farming country and all the people appear to be well off. There could be any number of good heavy draft horses bought in this vicinity,as well as driving horses. The winter wheat is badly winter killed just here. I see a great many stall fed cattle brought in from the country, which are shipped by rail to Montreal, thence by water to old England. They bring here almost five cents on foot.
Yours truly, Abram Adsit
Death of David W. Wilbur
On last Monday afternoon David W. Wilbur, a former resident of our little community, was found dead at Forman, where he had been at work at logging for Wm. B. Remington during the past winter. He had been in poor health for some time and had recently visited his friends here, and had gone back to Forman intending to move to Midland to work the same firm. Mr. Wilbur had long been a resident of this village and was respected and esteemed by all who knew him. He leaves a widow and two children to mourn his loss. A good husband, a kind father, a generous friend whose hand was always open to those in distress, a man mourned by the entire community has gone to his reward. He was an odd fellow, belonging to our lodge here, and was buried by that fraternity, there being many brothers from Otto, Fife Lake and other lodges. Baldwin lodge extended its [illegible] at Forman and forwarded the body. Elder McKinley of Leroy, Mich., preached his funeral sermon. The music was by an impromptu choir and was well rendered. His sister and brother came here from Fall River, Mass., to pay the last sad tribute that they could pay to a dear brother.
The following resolutions were adopted by Tempest lodge, No. 63, I.O.O.F., of Walton.
WHEREAS, It has pleased our Heavenly Father, in his infinite mercy and goodness, to remove from our midst by death our worthy brother, David W. Wilbur, therefore,
Resolved, That we extend to the widow, orphan children and relatives our heartfelt sympathy in their bereavement.
Resolved, That we drape our lodge room in mourning for thirty days.
Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be given to the family, and that they be spread upon our minutes.
Resolved, That these resolutions be printed in the Grand Traverse Herald, and a copy sent to the families of the deceased brother.
D. R. Thralls, A. D. Leavenworth, S. D. Mills, Committee.
A little too cold for comfort.
Some are talking of planting corn this week.
Grandma Allen has been quite sick but is better at present.
E. Allen expects a boat to land at Yuba in a few days to load his lumber, wood and ties.
The first paper of the Yuba literary was published last Friday evening. It is called the Chronicle and was very amusing. Q. Thacker, editor.
A severe frost struck this part of the moral vineyard Thursday morning and some of us slipped into an overcoat. No damage done; that is more than they can say of Florida.
Mrs. Reynolds has been seriously ill for some days past, but at present hopes are entertained of her recovery. The old lady has been sick quite a good deal but seems to be very patient with her suffering.
The Rev. Mr. Groff of Traverse City preached an excellent sermon to the people of Yuba on Sunday the 9th. We are in hopes he will come again. We were also pleased to see the pleasant face of Mr. Holden, who accompanied the minister.
Miss Bell Taber went to Traverse City Saturday evening.
W. A. McConkie has very sore eyes, but we hope is it not contagious.
Several of our school marms attended the examination last Friday at Traverse City.
A social party was held at Mr. Tyler=s one night last week. A pleasant time reported.
Some of our farmers think the huckleberry crop will be slim on account of the recent frost.
D. W. Wilbur, formerly a respected citizen of this place, died at Forman, Tuesday the 4th, and was brought to Walton and buried, Friday. His brother and sister from Mass. was present. The funeral was conducted by the I.O.O.F. lodge, and services by the Rev. McKinley. The large attendance at the funeral showed the position Mr. Wilbur held in the community. He leaves a wife and two children, who have the sympathy of all.
Kingsley is booming.
Geo. W. Chaufty is digging a large cellar and laying a new wall under his store.
A new sidewalk is being laid from Case & Crotser=s mill south to the postoffice which will be a great improvement.
The Fewless Bros. have bought Mr. Broderick=s interest in the meat market, and will keep a stock of all kinds of fresh meat.
The German Lutherans are leveling the ground for the foundation of their new church, which is to be completed by Sept. 1st.
Porter & Wall report business rushing in the livery business. They have some very handsome rigs which are in great demand.
Gill Madison is building a new house just east of the railroad track. Mr. Hatch, Mr. Moore and several others are also building nice new dwelling houses.
Jas. Broderick has put in a nice stock of dry goods and groceries and reports business lively. Mrs. Broderick has also put in a large stock of millinery goods, hats, bonnets and trimmings of all kinds
Case and Crotsess= mill is running on full time. They are making business lively, and let me say here, that this is a firm that Kingsley feels justly proud of. They are splendid fellows, public spirited and are foremost in every enterprise for the welfare of our little town..
Madison & Hetzler have built a large addition to their new planing mill, and put in new machinery. The boys have now one of the most complete little mills in the country, and are prepared to do all kinds of work in the best possible manner. Those in want of sash, doors, blinds, scroll work, matching, planing, or, in fact, anything that can be fashioned out of wood, will do well to give them a call. They are nice, square-toed boys and will use you well.
John Rung called at Traverse City.
W. Schluter will retire from farming during the coming season.
A. Gurnquist is putting up a house on the farm bought by him recently of A. Garandt.
Wm. Schluer disposed of his team, wagons and sleighs to H. Schluter for three hundred dollars.
Oats and spring wheat planting is progressing rapidly under favoring weather, with probably total average equal to that of last year.
Mrs. Robert Patterson is keeping boarding house in the village of Empire.
Mrs. Philip Sullivan has returned from Manistee, where she has been visiting her daughter, Mrs. Egan.
George Hutzler has moved over from South Manitou island, and is going to work the Aylesworth farm this summer.
Otto LaCore found a beautiful stone pipe; one, no doubt, that his ancestors smoked before the flood. His brother John turned it up from under the surface while plowing.
We have all got the harbor craze here, and if the government don=t hustle around and keep up with the times, the prospect is that the government will get left.
The canning factory remains stotu quo.
Chris Blacken has another new horse.
N. C. Morgan=s hotel will be opened next week.
Fred Baunberger will plant ten acres of potatoes.
O. S. White has sown 70 acres of grain this spring.
Bert, the youngest son of John Scott, is still very sick.
John Scott expects to harvest about 65 acres of grain.
The congregational church has accumulated a new carpet.
Miss Junie Scott has secured the school in the Fort district.
W. S. Johnson, of Sutton=s Bay, was in town the other day.
Arthur Haynes has settled down to housekeeping on his farm.
Archie Abbott caught a 30 pound Mackinaw trout last Sunday.
Ben Johnson of Gill=s Pier, buried his youngest child last week.
Will Stover, of Charlevoix, spent Sunday with his parents here.
James H. Putnam and family have moved into Alfred John=s house.
There are prospects of two Norwegian churches being built here.
Voice=s saw mill has shut down., having finished the Copp contract.
Albert Voice has moved into the house lately vacated by N. C. Morgan.
Dr. Wood attended the meeting of the probate court at Leland last week.
Mr. Porter keeps a hotel, but it is not ran in connection with the pound.
Thos. T. Nelson, of the East Jordan Enterprise, was in town last Sunday.
There has been an epidemic of drummers here since navigation opened.
Decoration day will probably be past before Northport determines to observe it.
Steiner Garthe, the new supervisor, has about completed his assessment tour.
The fish catch has, so far, been equal to the showing made last year at this time.
Charles Gilmore, of the Leland iron company, left on the Champlain for Chicago.
W. W. Aldrich proposes to advertise the advantages of Northport as a summer resort.
The schooner Celia is peddling potatoes, eggs, butter and fruit along the north shore.
Jim Putnam thinks the Grand Traverse region just as good as anything he found in Missouri.
A pile of lumber on the old dock proved too heavy, and last Friday was dropped through into the water.
AIs that your dog?@ AYes.@ AWhat=ll you give for him?@ AOh, nothing; I=m only the assessor.@
John Ennis celebrated his advent into his new quarters by an old fashioned shake-down, Friday night.
There are enough sail boats on this end of the peninsula to make quite a respectable boat race on the 4th of July.
Charles Carleson has received a mascatle in the form of a new pound boat from Conable & Co. It is painted red.
Ferris Rose, who thought some of removing to Grand Rapids with his family, for the summer, has concluded not to go until fall.
The only striking that has been done in Northport has been by Staale Johnson, and he only struck when the iron was hot.
John J. McPhee is at present visiting friends on Prince Edwards island, and writes that he will probably not return to this country until the fall.
The Putnam Bros. have moved their fishing rigs to Norwood, and have contracted their entire season=s catch to J. M. Dewey & Co., at four cents per pound.
Dr. Johnston of Suttons Bay drove down here last Friday, and was met by a telegram recalling him to Suttons Bay to set a broken leg for George Seirs.
The strikes and riots of Chicago and Milwaukee have had their effect here, as no one felt like shipping wood or lumber to either of those Polock infested ports until matters quieted down.
Miss Myrta Dame went to Suttons Bay the latter part of last week with a stock of millinery for Mrs. Morgan, and this week she is giving the ladies of Leland a chance to see how they look in new spring head gear.
Northport has turned out a larger grist of school teachers this year than ever before. Eleven out of the twelve who attended the regular examination from here have already secured schools. They all secured certificates.
The schooner George Marsh, Capt. Frear, who chartered to load ties in Northport bay, and when she arrived here last Tuesday the greater part of the load was found to be on the beach near the light house, and the Marsh skipped to Pine Lake for a load.
Capt. Thos. Copp has purchased the Johnson dock from N. C. Morgan, and will immediately begin fitting it up for business. During the past winter the captain has got out about 3,000 cords of wood and a large amount of hardwood lumber for Erskine, of Racine. The latter owns 200 acres of land within one mile of the village, which he is now stripping of its timber.
Capt. E. F. Chase, who is at present in Minnesota, writes that he has had a visit with David E. Swan, who, under the name of D. F. Edington was elected prosecuting attorney of this county, and afterwards sentenced to thirteen and one-half years in the Minnesota penitentiary for stealing $50,000 from the Northern Pacific railway. He was pardoned out of the penitentiary because [illegible] and a convict=s fare were detrimental to his health.
A memorial service was held last Sabbath in memory of Mrs. Amada Waters.
Our young lady school ma=ams have nearly all of them gone to their summer schools.
Mrs. A. B. Case returned from her trip to Ann Arbor last week greatly improved in health.
If a good barber would open a shop in Benzonia it would accommodate our young men wonderfully.
The water in the river is so high there days that it backs on to the wheel in Perry=s mill so that they cannot saw.
Thomas Whittle, who removed to the south part of the state two year=s ago, returned last week with his family and will make this his home.
L. W. Crane succeeded in booming his logs across Crystal lake and running them through the outlet with very little loss.
It seems to take Uncle Sam a good while to commission a postmaster for our little village. In the meantime the office goes a begging, and we have a new manager nearly every week.
Benzonia supports two regularly organized brass bands just at present and is trying to bear with patience nightly serenades that would be likely to break up a much larger community.
Antrim County General Items
The Glen Lake mill is again in operation, and as usual is doing good work. The raftsmen are rolling in the logs for her consumption.
Business has opened up lively at this place this spring under the supervision of the new firm- Tobin Bros. They are home boys, and their many friends wish them success in their new enterprise.
The steamer Transit may be seen daily traversing the waters of our beautiful little lake, and everywhere the cheering sound of labor is heard. All seem intent on turning the mighty wheel around that theAworld=s great workshop rests upon.@
The recent article published in the HERALD in relation to the purchase of property here, by D. H. Day, we presume was correct in the main, but was erroneous in minor respects. The stock of goods in the store, the horses, and all the appurtenances thereto, was not included in that gentleman=s purchase. We believe the cut of logs was also exempt from the same. These points, though apparently trivial, are of some importance, however, to those directly interested.
The recent hard freeze did no perceptible damage.
Small grains mostly sowed and corn planting is now on the taps.
James Bruce, our short time wagon maker, is now a resident of Traverse City.
Considerable lumber is being put on the ground for building the new school house.
Roger Lee is about to remove to Catteraugus county, N. Y., where his two daughters reside.
E. A. Densmore of Monroe county, Mich., has bought of his brother, M. A. Densmore, the Mahn place of two acres; consideration, $650.
Maple City is considering the idea of supplying the entire village with pure water from an elevated spring some 80 rods distant. Good idea, much cheaper than digging wells and also getting a desirable supply of running water.
W. J. Miller spent last Sunday at Solon.
John Miller is at work at the Glen Haven saw mill.
Mrs. C. A. Rosman, of Glen Arbor, made a visit on the Hill last week.
Miss Lillie Bartling of North Unity, visited friends on the Hill last week.
Clarence Trumbull has moved to Glen Haven, and is at work in the mill.
Mrs. Arthur Voice of Leland, has been visiting her sister, Mrs. A. Hilton.
Our school commenced May 10th, with Miss Nellie Ferris of Solon, as teacher.
Dr. Burke of Maple City, and Mr. Fish of Bear Lake, were on the Hill last week.
Mrs. Fatherly and daughter of England, have been visiting Mrs. Fatherly=s sister, Mrs. E. Trumbull. They are now staying with her brother, S. Beal.
Wm. Durban arrived here Saturday evening on the Champlain, with a fine span of bays for W. S. Johnson.
The shipping of wood from this place has been stopped on account of the strikes in Chicago and Milwaukee.
Our teachers and several others from this place, will attend the teachers= association at Northport the 14th and 15th.
Lily Dame has a fine class of beginners in instrumental music. Lily is a fine teacher for beginners and we hope she will be well patronized.
Henry Syers, while working in Grielick=s saw mill last Friday afternoon, had his leg broken. It was set by Dr. C. Johnston, and he is doing as well as can be expected.
Perry Palmer and his little brother, Lyle, caught a splendid trout in about four hours last Saturday afternoon. It takes the quiet boys to catch the trout.
The calico hop will take place next Monday evening. A lively time is expected. Come, girls, and look your prettiest, if you want a new photograph album.
The milliners, after reaping a good harvest, have taken their departure. Mrs. Litney to her home in Charlevoix, Miss Dame to Leland, where she will remain for a few days.
Mrs. E. J. Dickerman is on the sick list.
Whooping cough is now going the rounds.
John White is agent for Sherwood=s novelty harness.
Hattie Benjamin is suffering from inflammatory rheumatism.
I hear of no damage done by the recent frost in this vicinity.
Rev. J. G. Hodges being in Canada, Rev. S. Benford discoursed to the people at Clear Brook on the 9th.
C. Weston has returned from Maple City, where he has been engaged as engineer, and is now busily farming.
W. W. Barnard and wife, E. B. Upham, wife and grandson, of Chagrin Falls, Oh, are the guests of M. C. Cate and W. F. Hannaford.
Rev. Mr. Benford arrived in town Friday night, and Saturday night he received a telegram that a member of his parish had died, whereupon he, with his wife and daughter, returned Monday morning to Fremont.
Wm. W. Barnard and wife celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of their marriage, and Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Upham their twenty-eighth anniversary, the 12th day of May. Mrs. Upham is the eldest daughter of W. W. Barnard.
The funeral of Lizzie Iles was held at the Clear Brook school house, which was filled very full, all standing room being occupied. Numerous friends from Kasson, Elmwood and the eastern part of Solon were present. The services were conducted by the Rev. W. G. Puddlefoot of Traverse City.
Antrim County General Items
Dexter & Noble make a large number of bricks this season.
The Elk Rapids iron company have 7,000 tons of iron in the yard awaiting shipment.
John Powell=s saloon at Elk Rapids was broken into the other night and about $17 stolen.
There have been several thefts of live stock at and near Elk Rapids recently. Sheep, pigs and cattle are indiscriminately taken and a large reward is offered for the discovery of the thief.
Fifty thousand gallons of alcohol and [illegible] pounds of [illegible] manufactured at the Elk Rapids chemical works during the last ten months.
Wexford County General Items
Mrs. C. L. Andress, a well known lady of Cadillac, died last week.
J. H. Hickson=s hoop factory employs fourteen hands, and has a capacity of 11,000 hoops per day.
The Mancelona oval dish factory is having seven more machines made at the Michigan iron works at Cadillac.
John Crow fell a distance of 20 feet at the Michigan iron works at Cadillac the other day, injuring himself seriously.
A house occupied by A. L. Sorenson was partially burned at Cadillac last week. It caught from a bonfire started by the children.
The carriage factory of Dennis Kelleher has been removed from Big Rapids to Cadillac, and the enterprise started in the latter place.
The boy, Frank Bailey of Sherman, who committed a murderous assault upon his grandmother, has been sentenced to the reform school.
By the breaking of a draft chain of a lumber truck, James Fawcett, working for Cobb & Mitchell, at Round Lake, had a leg broken last week.
Jesse Miller, a Cadillac youngster, has a promising future before him. His evil deeds in the past are numerous and great. His last exploit was to steal his mother=s watch, arm himself with a revolver, and taking unto himself two smaller lads, proceed to into the camp near Cadillac preparatory of going to Texas. But the string arm of the law interfered and brought the runaway home.
LEE-OVIATT- At the residence of the bride=s parents, in Monroe Center, May 6, 1886, by Rev. Geo. Youker, Frank H. Lee of Almira and Miss Pearl F. Oviatt, of Monroe Center.
SACKETT- At Milton, in Antrim Co., Mich., Mrs. O. B. Sackett, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. Anderson, aged 32 years, 1 month, 4 days.
20 May 1886
E. J. Hanslovsky and family have returned from their visit to Sauk Center, Minnesota.
Will Ashton, wife and children, left yesterday for Chicago, and will be gone about two weeks.
The gross receipts of the two concerts given by the Boys= band here and at Elk Rapids was $120.
Wallie Perry with his wife and child left on Tuesday morning for their home in Cimarron, Kansas.
A new iron roof on the lumber shed at Hannah, Lay & Co.=s planing mill is one of the new things of the week.
A programme of the exercises held by McPherson post on Monday, May 31st, will be given next week.
J. G. Holliday will commence next week the erection of a two-story addition to Culman=s bakery, on Front Street.
Frank Parsons of Grand Haven is spending a short time in Traverse City, visiting with his sister, Mrs. W. H. Bauld.
E. S. Pratt has just purchased a handsome, full blooded registered Jersey bull from W. S. Johnson of Suttons Bay.
The national league=s base ball game will hereafter be bulletined each day on the board in front of M. E. Haskell=s book store.
Dr. Munson is in Lexington, Kentucky, this week, attending a general meeting of superintendents of insane asylums of the country.
Messrs. A. T. Lay and James and William Morgan of the firm of Hannah, Lay & Company, returned to Chicago on Saturday of last week.
The ministerial association of the M. E. church for the Grand Traverse district will be held at Traverse City, commencing Tuesday, June 1.
Moses C. Cate of Solon has been appointed agent of the state board of corrections and charities for Leelanaw county, Vice Wm. Gill resigned.
Wm. S. Anderson left Monday morning for Chicago, where he will attend a three days= meeting of the embalming school at the Chicago medical college.
The steam barge and vessels that were loading square timber here, left the first of the week, going from here to Suttons Bay to complete their load.
Frank Hamilton , of the firm of Hamilton & Milliken, is on his way home from Maine where he was called by the death of his brother a week or two ago.
It is not to be supposed that the village fathers set out to paint the town red, though they have given the Union street bridge a coat of that cheerful color.
There are prospects that the driving club will take up what is left of the Fourth of July matter and give us some racing in default of any other amusement.
The HERALD is once more obliged to say that it is an invariable rule not to publish obituary verse. It is always painful to refuse, but in every case it must be done.
L. C. DeCow, of Marlette, Mich., a veterinary surgeon, a graduate of Ontario veterinary college, will move here in about three weeks, and locate a permanent office for practice.
While coming home from church on Sunday, Mrs. A. O. Beach of Acme was thrown from a carriage and seriously bruised about her head and face. A little child which she was holding in her arms escaped without any injury.
AThe greatest show on earth, and the only one of its kind,@ did not materialize to any extend on Monday, although the few who did attend say that for a small circus it was a pretty good one.
Henry Green is putting some handsome finishing touches on his house on Washington street in the way of a very pretty piazza, window capping, etc. When completed it will be one of the prettiest houses on the street.
The HERALD=s AYoung Folks@ are entering into preparations for the fair with an energy which promises that their exhibit will be a very fine one. The older folks will watch for the outcome of their efforts with a great deal of interest.
The Cadillac folks expect to have a grand Fourth of July celebration this year, and think it quite the thing for Traverse City to return the visit Cadillac paid us last year. All of which isn=t a half bad idea. Let=s think about it.
J. W. Markham has in his brick yard about 250,000 brick, all of which are contracted for, 200,000 of the brick sold by him to the Mancelona furnace having been delivered. He expects to manufacture at least a million more during the present season.
R. Goodrich has gone to his old home in Goodrich, Genesee county, this week, to assist his brothers and their families in the celebration of the semi-centennial anniversary of their settlement in this state, at that place, which event occurred on May 20, 1836.
The pine plains near this village have opened the season=s fruit rampage with an abundant harvest of wintergreen berries, which, if not Avery filling for the price,@ are beautiful to look upon, spicy to the taste, and suggestive of a more bountiful harvest of good things to come.
AAlunar rainbow@ was one of the pretty sights of the beautiful moonlight evenings of this week, the moon rising on Tuesday evening in a thick fog, and being for a considerable time the center of a circle formed of concentric rings of rainbow hued light, making a lovely picture.
Mr. and Mrs. R. J.Forrest left Traverse City last week for Kalkaska, which place will be their home for the present. Mrs. Forrest proposes, we understand, to open a millinery store in that village. Her many friends in Traverse City will unite in wishing her success in her undertaking.
Mrs. J. B. Weaver, of the west side, has favored the HERALD with some beautiful flowers, among which were several varieties of geraniums, very large and fine pansies, and an elegant specimen of the golden-banded Japanese lily, which for size, beauty and fragrance cannot be surpassed.
At the annual meeting of the stockholders of the Hannah & Lay Mercantile Co., held on Thursday of last week, the old board of directors were re-elected for the coming year. At a subsequent meeting of the directors the officers who served during the last year were all re-elected for the coming year.
Enoch Wait and wife of Old Mission passed through town on Tuesday on their way home from Ovid, in this state, where they had been to bring home their son Judson, who has been quite ill. They were accompanied by Miss Rose Chapman of Grand Rapids, Mr. Wait=s niece, who will spend a few days in visiting friends at Old Mission.
On another page of this paper will be found a description of the objects and aims of the Audubon society for the protection of birds. Charles Goodale of this village has been appointed local secretary of this society and will furnish pledges, etc., to all who wish to become members of this organization, which is a large and rapidly growing one throughout the United States.
John Barry gave a large number of people much pleasure on Friday evening by putting a telephone transmitter in the hall where the Boys= band was giving a concert, and connecting the same with his office, several of the telephones in town, and with the offices at Elk Rapids, Charlevoix, Petoskey and Suttons Bay. The music was quite distinct and the general effect very pleasing.
The concert given by the Boys= cornet band at Library hall on Friday evening of last week was well attended, although the evening was a stormy one. It goes without saying that the affair gave universal satisfaction. The playing of the boys always does that, no matter what the occasion, but this was a more than usually enjoyable one.
E. McNamara is moving his boot and shoe stock into J. T. Hannah=s building, first door east of J. G. Johnson & Co=s drug store. The salesroom has been specially fitted up for the boot and shoe business, with shelving, drawers and counters, and the whole neatly painted, making it a large, pleasant and comfortable business place. The change is made necessary by the large increase in Mr. McNamara=s boot and shoe trade.
The following resolution was adopted by the Traverse City assembly, No. 4,000, knights of labor, at their last regular meeting: Resolved, That we look with abhorrence and horror on the recent socialist and anarchist riots in Chicago and elsewhere, and most heartily pledge ourselves to the maintenance of law and order, and will use our utmost endeavors to suppress such riots, not only as an association, but also as individual citizens.
Cadillac Express:- Fred S. Reed, who returned recently from Charleston, S. C., has accepted a position with D. E. Carter, the jeweler at Traverse City. Fred will become a good acquisition to Traverse City society.
Manton Correspondent of Cadillac News:- James B. Martin, M. D. of Traverse City, has been here most of the time during the past week attending George Sloat, who has been dangerously ill with typhoid fever and diphtheria. Mr. Sloat=s condition is somewhat improved at the time of this writing.
There was quite an excitement on Front street last evening over the arrival by train by express, and the taking to the express office of four Jersey heifers, registered stock, from Coatsville, Penn. They were billed to Hon. W. H. C. Mitchell of East Bay, who keeps two of them, Judge Ramsdell taking one, and John Black of East Bay, another. They were little beauties, and were the subjects of much talk and admiration.
Our young people always enthuse over a visit to Elk Rapids, and the concert given by the Boys= band at Elk Rapids on Saturday night, and which was quite largely attended by our young people, was no exception to the general rule. It was a glorious moon light night, the roads were good, the concert a success, and the hospitality of the Elk Rapids people, as it always is, in nothing was lacking that could add to the enjoyment of the occasion.
Messrs. Roberts, Haskell, Carrier and Carver went after trout yesterday, and have been all broken up ever since their return trying to figure up who came out ahead. Mr. Carrier caught the most fish, Mr. Carver the lot that weighed the most, Mr. Haskell the fish that respectively averaged the greatest weight, and Mr. Roberts the largest single fish. Such an aggregation of intellect devoted to continued and intense study on any one subject will surely come in important conclusions of some kind if they keep at it long enough.
The adjourned Fourth of July meeting was held at Germaine=s hall on Monday evening according to appointment. There was a full attendance and the reports of the committees appointed last week were read. These were to the effect that while it seemed certain that at least $800 could be readily raised by subscription, yet it was the general opinion of many who would subscribe that it would be wise to have no celebration this year. The question being put to a vote, it was decided unanimously not to celebrate.
In accordance with an official order from the department commander, as memorial day falls this year upon Sunday, Monday, the 31st will be the time fixed upon for its observance. He also recommends that each post arrange for memorial services in some church, and attend in body in full uniform on Sunday, May 30. In accordance with this recommendation, McPherson Post, No. 18, of Traverse City, will so attend the congregational church in this place, and have requested Rev. Mr. Puddefoot to deliver the sermon to be preached on that afternoon.
From the report of the county jail inspectors the following items are gathered:
During the six months immediately preceding the day of inspection, there have been confined in jail eighteen persons, all men.
The offences were as follows: drinks and disorderlies, 13; horse stealing, 1; wife whipping, 1; assault and battery, 1; selling liquor without payment of tax, 1; larceny, 1.
The institution appears to be so well managed that there are no evils that seem to require correction.
Traverse City ladies seem to be making a specialty of pansy growing this season, judging from the many fine specimens of this beautiful flower that have come to the notice of the HERALD. Among them all, none are finer than those whose parent roots came from the garden of John Drew of Old Mission. Mr. Drew has furnished many of our ladies with plants last season and this, and all have received excellent satisfaction from them. The HERALD takes this occasion to thank Mr. Drew for a fine assortment of these and other plants which are at present making the home garden beautiful.
Messrs. Hannah, Lay & Co. shut down their mill here last Tuesday to put in a new and larger cylinder steam feed, and to enable them to clear the dock of lumber by shipments to Chicago. The mill cut, during the first thirteen days of its run, 310,000 feet of hardwood- mostly flooring, and during the last seven days it cut 150,000 feet of pine and 100,000 feet of hemlock. The run is ten hours per day. The steam feed works that are being taken out of the mill here are to be put in the one at Long Lake. It will probably be a month or six weeks before either mill starts up again, as the stock of logs on hand is not large, and there will be ample time to cat them out.- Eagle
Saturday and Sunday night brought a cold wave which was accompanied by sharp frosts in many sections of the country. Chicago papers state that in that vicinity tender garden plants were completely stripped of their foliage, and fruit seriously injured. As far south as Grand Rapids in this state fruit blossoms were killed and leaves on bushes and trees seared and wilted, while beans and garden crops generally suffered. While it was cold at Traverse City, yet vegetation does not seem to have been injured, owing, doubtless, to the fact that growth has been checked by the cool, cloudy weather of the past week or two. It is also true that we are about two weeks behind the southern part of the state, so frosts would not do as much damage here as there.
Charlevoix Journal- On Tuesday the Bridge Street house was opened to the public, and a large number of our citizens extended their greeting to the new landlord, R. A. Campbell, by going there to dinner. The dining room was tastefully decorated, and if the bill of fare is to be maintained throughout the season, we can safely warrant complete satisfaction to the hungry. Our first impressions are that Mrs. Campbell is an excellent entertainer, and we have no reason to doubt that our first impression will be lasting. The sleeping rooms in the house are not all settled but enough is done to meet the present needs of the public. With Mr. and Mrs. Campbell=s acquaintance in the Traverse region, we have no doubt the house will receive its full share of the business of the traveling public during the coming season.
On Sunday, Earle S. Johnson, a lad 14 years old, whose mother owns a farm in Almira, which she has rented to other parties, was at the farm and found in the barn a large number of dynamite cartridges which were to be used in the blasting out of stumps. Earle, supposing they would only explode with a fuse, undertook to dig out some of them with a pegging awl that he might use the cases. He had dug out two and was proceeding with the third when it exploded, blowing his left hand to pieces. He and his mother walked a mile to a neighbor=s after the accident, then rode sixteen to town. They went to Dr. Smith, but finding both him and his wife absent, Dr. Kneeland was called and amputated what was left of the hand. The doctor spoke in high terms of the bravery of the little fellow who never made a complaint or shed a tear during the long ride or the operation. Dr. Smith and his wife are still kindly caring for the bot and his mother.
The following from the Grand Rapids Tradesman will be of interest to many of our HERALD readers.
AI have shipped more fresh meat north the past winter than during any previous season, A said John Mohrhard, the other day. ABut that part of the state will be practically self-sustaining, so far as fresh meat is concerned, five years from now. The Grand Traverse region, already raised nearly enough cattle to supply the Traverse City market, besides contributing more or less to the markets at Petoskey, Mackinaw City and St. Ignace. The high price of hay in the last has induced the farmers to sell their grass crop, instead of feeding it to stock, but as the lumber crop decreased and the demand for hay lessens, more attention will be paid to the raising of cattle, hogs and sheep for market. That is my reason for thinking that the fresh meat trade of northern Michigan will be controlled by local operators within a half dozen years.
Quite a wave of excitement was caused in town on Tuesday morning by the disappearance of Geo. F. Steven. Mr. Steven and his father-in-law, A. P. Lancaster, went up the Boardman river trout fishing. When they had finished Mr. Lancaster went to hitch up his team, which having done, he called Mr. Steven who answered, but he did not come, and all effort to failed to find him. He looked for him until it was too dark to continue the search, then came to town for help. When morning came, as those who had been out during the night had succeeded in discovering no traces of the lost, a large number of citizens and teams went out to assist them. The state of Mr. Steven=s health had been such for some time that grave fears were entertained that he had wandered away in a temporary state of aberration of the mind, or had become dizzy and fallen into the water. About ten o=clock however, Mr. Steven was brought home by Wm. Emerson, to whose house he had come early in the morning, having been lost in the woods all night.
Visitors to Mr.Harnden=s store on Front St., will be interested in examining his fine collection of curiosities. These are not for sale, but are from Mr. Harnden=s own private collection, which is a very valuable one. From our own section he has a vert complete assortment of fossils, corals, etc., among them some which are rare. One choice piece is a meteoric stone which was evidently shaped by its pass through the air in a molten state. Of Indian relics he has a good assortment in the way of arrowheads, tomahawks, silver ornaments from an old chief=s suit, etc. Of the prehistoric race, he has many stone implements, and the finest and most complete specimens of pottery we have seen, also a curious stone pipe. There two last were taken from a mound in or near the village. Mr. Harnden has also many interesting specimens of ore from the upper peninsula and the west. A pipe of peace from the pipe stone quarries of Minnesota is curious as is also a stone tomahawk from the same place. He has some quaint pieces of pottery which are the work of the Pueblo, Mexican, Indians, and many little bits of curios from the world over. A leisure hour can be well spent at any time in examining these things, and Mr. Harnden will be pleased to show them.
The following books have recently been added to the high school library. Sketches of Creation, Winchell; The Foundation of Death, Gustafson; Conscience, Cook; Education of a Science, Bain; Michigan, Cooley; Manuel of Mythology, Murray; Pre-Historic Races of the United States, Foster; Poems of History, Ford; Longfellow=s Poems, Ivanhoe, Cowper=s Poems, Dryden=s Poems, Lucile, Goldsmith=s Poems, Scott=s Poems, Irving=s Sketch Book, Moore=s Lalla Rookh.
Miss Rice, who resigned her position in the high school at the close of last term on account of failing eyesight, is much improved, and Dr. Frothingham of Ann Arbor, assures her that she will be able to resume her duties as teacher next fall.
A full catalogue of the public schools is in course of preparation, and will be ready for distribution at the close of the present term.
The class in geometry have completed their year=s work, and Mr. Gillette is now giving the gentlemen of the class practical lessons in plane trigonometry, including the laying out and measuring of distances and angles both with and without an instrument.
Chas. A. Savage, principal of the Kingsley school, spent last Friday visiting the schools of Traverse City.
At the last meeting of the board of education two courses of study in addition to the one now in existence were adopted. This gives three courses in the high school- the Latin, the scientific and the English. These courses will thoroughly prepare students for entering the corresponding courses in any college of the state.
Supt. C. T. Grawn is in attendance upon the annual meeting of the state association of city superintendents which convenes at Lansing this evening.
The audience room of the baptist church presents a very much improved appearance, as the result of repairing and beautifying walls and covering the floor with a beautiful new carpet. The worshipers are now enjoying the fruits of their labor in this improvement of their sanctuary, and are already more than repaid by their increased satisfaction and profit in the services.
The pastor will preach another doctrinal sermon on Sunday morning next, Subject,AThe Bible a Revelation from God.@ On Sunday evening he will preach the first of a course of sermons upon the wise sayings of Proverbs. Subject, AThe Beginning of Knowledge.@ These discourses will be intended especially to interest the young.
The Sabbath school on last Sabbath touchedAhigh water mark@ with an attendance of two hundred and one. It is believed that this is the largest Sabbath school ever held in Traverse City.
Rev. Mr. Puddefoot was absent last week in attendance on the state association of congregational ministers at Columbus, Ohio, giving, by request of that body, some account of the life and experience of a home missionary in the back woods of northern Michigan.
There is to be an old fashionedAsong service@ at the church next Sabbath afternoon at three o=clock.
A number of young people connected with the Sabbath school, will give a social and instrumental entertainment at the church on Friday evening of next week. The proceeds will go toward the furnishing of the church parlors. The programme will be given in next week=s HERALD. Admission 25 and 15 cents. Reserved seats without extra charge. The concerts will be made the occasion of the opening of the church parlors, in which, after the concert, will be held a strawberry and ice cream festival, and it is certain that the affair will be a very pleasant one in all its departments.
According to present arrangements the graduating exercises of the high school will be held in this church, baccalaureate sermon by Rev. Mr. Puddefoot on Sabbath evening, May 30th.
J. T. Beadle and his hospitable wife entertained Mr. Beadle=s Sunday school class at their residence on Tuesday evening, and a very pleasant time was had by both hosts and guests.
Grandma Allen is quite sick again.
The latest sensation, a strike at Acme.
Some of the neighbors are through planting their corn.
There is a vessel called the Odd Fellow anchored at Yuba, being loaded with lumber and ties by Elba Allen.
On Tuesday night, the 11th, at half-past eleven o=clock, Mrs. Reynolds bid farewell to all her loved ones and silently and peacefully closed her eyes in death. Every attention was given her that was possible, but the brittle thread of life was severed and she passed from earth away. She had been a member of the M. E. church for over fifty years, always trying to live a consistent and exemplary christian. Well might she have said, AOh death, where is thy sting? Oh, grave, where is thy victory?@ as she left her home on earth for that better home in heaven. For the last two years she has been making her home with her only child, Mrs. S. H. Sayler. They took her remains to Reynoldsville, in the state of New York, that she might be buried beside those who had gone before. Mr. Anderson of Traverse City did the embalming, which, from the beautiful appearance of the corpse, was supposed to be done as near perfect as possible.
Hereafter we will have daily mail at this place. This took effect Monday the 17th.
Lafayette Dodds has teams engaged to put in his spring grain on the Scofield farm.
Saturday night was a very cold night. Ice formed in outstanding pails and tubs.
E. M. Scofield left for Newaygo last Monday, where he expects to work for a firm as time and bookkeeper.
Corn planting is the order of the day. Wm. Crisp has planted one piece which was finished on the 11 day of May. W. S. Earnst planted on the 12th.
Miss Libby Estes will teach the school in the Bloodgood district, and will open school the 17th. Miss Nellie Earnst is teaching in the Blisset district, three miles south and east of Spencer Creek, in Kalkaska County. Her school commenced May 3d. Both of these young teachers were pupils of Mr. McDougall=s last winter.
In our last we spoke of a social gathering of children and friends at the residence of Peter Fox, on the anniversary of his birth and wedding day, and we were made to say Peter Hoxie, which was a mistake of the compositor. But we do not entertain any wrath against the compositor, as we ourselves can hardly read our own writing after the same gets cold.
School commenced last Monday, with Miss Thompson of Mancelona as teacher. It was expected that Mr. McDougall, who taught the advanced part of our school last winter, would have charge of the same this summer, but his health would not permit as he is confined to the house and his bed most of the time with that dreadful disease, consumption. Mr. McDougall has many friends in this vicinity who sympathize with him in his afflictions.
Corn planting seems to be the order of the day.
Farmers are making numerous improvements by way of clearing land, building fences, etc.
Mr. and Mrs. Pike have returned from Indiana after spending the winter visiting relatives and friends.
The health generally good. Miss Hattie Benjamin is quite seriously affected with inflammatory rheumatism.
The splendid weather this spring has made a bright prospect for crops so far. Wheat has not looked so good at this season for several years. Oats and grass are looking splendid.
The young people of Cedar Run have organized a literary society. Some of the society are above their teens, but all are young when they meet there, at the G.A.R. hall. They meet every two weeks on Tuesday evening.
As the former correspondent of our village has been taken to the asylum, I will send a few items, hoping it will not be understood that I am a candidate for the same place. He is not a lunatic, however, but one of the attendants.
Frank Lee came home with a partner for life, the bride being formerly Miss Oviatt of Monroe Center. All join in wishing them a happy life. Judging from a load of mill saws and cow bells that went there a few evenings afterward, we would naturally think, more mills and dairy farms. But lo, when they got the instruments tuned up,- yes, music has charms, but we, as yet have failed to learn of any one being charmed with that music.
Birthday surprises are becoming quite popular of late, not long since there being one at John Benjamin's. It being Mrs. B's birthday, that was a surprise on Mrs. Benjamin, and all seemed to enjoy themselves, there being some thirty of their neighbors present. Last but not least was an attempt to surprise Mrs. Henshaw. All appearance indicate that the neighbors were the ones surprised. the cat got our too soon. There were over thirty reported present, and they had a good time.
Bowen post will observe memorial day on Monday, the 31st of this month. Will meet in the hall at Cedar Run at 8 o'clock a.m.; leave the hall at 9 o'clock for Green Briar school house or grove near by; from 10 to 11 o'clock part of program; 11 to 12 eating lunch and feeding teams; afterward balance of program. Thence to Bernet graveyard; thence to Gray's graveyard. This at present is about what they expect for program. Hoping to see all citizens and soldiers come out and observe the day set apart as a sacred day to the memory of those who died that our nation might live. A general invitation to all to be present, bring along diners and stay all day.
William Lapham is so as to be about again.
Walter Thurtell superintends the Sunday school this season.
D. F. Holden is putting out a ton of barbed wire fence this spring.
H. Skellet has exchanged his span of oxen for a fierce yoke of mules.
Our singing class meets on Saturday evening, under the guidance of Prof. Wm. Wilson.
Quite a number of our folks went over to Almira last Sunday to attend the meeting of the adventists.
Bert Scott is convalescent.
Miss Amelia Miller is teaching the school at Lee=s Bay.
The schooner Transit loaded with ties for Milwaukee, on Saturday.
Cornelius Budd of Charlevoix visited friends in town last Monday.
Miss Anna Coulter is home from an extended visit to Central Lake.
The schooner James Garrett loaded with wood for Chicago, on Monday.
H. S. Spencer and wife, who spent the winter in Missouri, have returned.
Miss Lily Dame of Suttons Bay visited friends here on Friday and Saturday.
Miss Nellie Franklin and Mrs. Ed. Bryce spent Sunday with friends at Old Mission.
A young daughter of E. S. Graham is suffering from a severe attack of brain fever.
Rev. Father Bauer of Provemont held services here on Saturday last at the residence of Samuel Gagnon.
John F. Mecklem of Walton attended the meeting of the teachers= association, in the interest of the Michigan School Moderator.
Charles Pepegway was before Justice Gill on Saturday charged with complicity in the burglary of Jay Donaldson=s saloon last winter, and was bound over to the circuit court. Peter T9om, his accomplice, was fined $10 at the last term of court and then released on suspended sentence.
The proprietor of the Traverse Bay hotel was notified to make preparations for entertaining about 30 teachers from Grand Traverse county during the meeting of the association last week. As yet none of them have put in an appearance and the hotel man can not be blamed if he considers he was treated in rather a shabby manner.
The best record ever made by any teacher in Northport is that of Miss Lizzie Dorland, the present principal of the school. Last winter she had a class of eight young ladies and gentlemen who were preparing themselves for teachers, and now every one of them is successfully conducting a school, and all of the thirteen who attended the examination from this village received certificates.
Will Fuller was in town last week.
Jerome Abbe has removed his family to Inland.
Elder Hooker has put a neat fence around his lot on Maple avenue.
Rev. E. Linkletter filled the last appointment of Rev. J. G. Hodges at this point.
Our methodist friends begin to talk of building a church on their lot here. As it is now arranged the parsonage is here and the church at Oviatt, with the pastor in charge living over in Inland.
Last Sunday twenty-two converts to the doctrines of adventism were immersed in Russel's lake. Money is being subscribed to purchase a large tent and great enthusiasm is manifested by the members of the organization.
One of the most pleasant companies that have been gathered together in the township of Inland for a long time convened last Saturday evening to assist Mr. and Mrs. Will Jarrett in the celebration of the fifth anniversary of their marriage. The evening although short was well occupied, and all seemed to enjoy the good things so richly prepared. The many gifts reminds us that the fifth anniversary is the wooden wedding., among which were a set of cane seated chairs, Mr. and Mrs. R. Reynolds, Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Reynolds, Mrs. R. Jacquish, Mr. and Mrs. N. V. Jacquish, Mrs. L. Case and son Ira, T. C. Jacquish, Miss Nellie Judson; butter-bowl and broom Mr. and Mrs. Rev. L. Kenney; rocking chair, Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Reynolds; glass lamp, W. Millspaugh; hoe, R. M. Kenney; glass fruit dish, Mr. and Mrs. Reid; child=s rocking chair, E. P. Aplin and daughter; mop, Mrs. E. P. Aplin; nine fruit trees and fruit dish, Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Clifford; butter-bowl, Miss Lillie Jarrett; picture-frame, J. H. Bradshaw; wash-tub, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Dexter; clothes-pins, Miss Rose Bates; pail, Miss Jennie Reynolds; mouse-trap, T. C. Mason; bracket, Miss Jennie Sharp; potato-smasher, Miss Mary Mason; butter-stamp, Orva Case; rolling-pin and potato-smasher, Bert Allyn, Perry Stalk, G. W. Jarrett; pop-gun and whistle, Miss Nellie Aplin.
Wexford County General Items
Wexford rejoices in a new brass band.
Manton is having a building boom this spring.
The Cadillac starch factory will go into operation in July.
Cadillac is supplied with strawberries at 25 cents per box.
Dean & Jewell have put in a shingle machine in their mill near Sherman.
The Manton cornet band gives an outdoor concert every Friday evening.
Numerous other cases might be mentioned if we had half the space to spare.
Salmon trout to the number of 52,000 were planted in Clam lake the other day.
Fired with noble emulation, Cadillac has also invested in a four legged chicken.
Quite extensive repairs are being made on the interior of the M. E. church at Sherman.
Levi J. Sours of Henderson township recently lost his house and all its contents by fire.
The Manton fireman are to have bright new uniforms ready to wear by the fourth of July.
Mrs. Pratt, who has used crutches for nearly two years, walks the streets just as well as before the injury to her ankle.
A Haring farmer who is not rich enough to own a team, does his plowing with a spade, He has 20 acres under cultivation.
Dr. E. B. Weeks, a Battle CreekAfaith cure@ doctor, has been visiting Sherman. The Pioneer gives the following as the results of his practice in that village:
AMrs. L. P. Champenois, who has been an invalid for more than twenty years, having to use a cane or crutch the whole time, now goes about the house as spry as anybody.
AMrs. Crippin, given up by physicians as past all help, unable to raise her head from her pillow from consumption, the next morning after treatment was able to get up and dress herself and eat a hearty breakfast.
Correspondence of Cadillac Democrat: The log crop around Sherman put into the Manistee river, has been considerable during the past winter. The facts I derive from the scalers. This exhibit foes not include the logs of lumberman who put in for themselves, but what was done by local dealers. For Buckley & Douglas, 2,138,700 feet; S. Babcock & Co., 2,690,000; Filer & Sons, 694,385; Manistee Salt & Lumber Co., 610,000; E. N. Salling, 212,000; Manistee Lumber Co., 322,250. There were different small lots amounting to about 150,000. H. B. Sturtevant is having about 800,000 feet of pine cut into lumber a few miles north of town, making a grand total of 7,617,364 feet. Of this 1,947,314 feet has been cedar, 3,164,095 pine, 2,003,293 elm, 322,259 hemlock, and 180,000 cherry, basswood and ash. H. B. Sturtevant bought or put in the logs sold S. Babcock & Co. The other principal dealers were Maqueston & Co., Charles McNeil, S. Gasser, G. A. Lake, E. & Fred. Wheeler and Albert Bennett.
Antrim County General Items
M. F. Gates, of Elk Rapids, will make Bellaire his headquarters for the sale of fruit stock.
Henry Van Dusen, a brakesman on the railroad, had a hand badly crushed while coupling cars at Mancelona last week.
William Waldron jumped from a passenger train running twenty miles an hour, at the Mancelona furnace, receiving serious injuries.
Robert Fleet, of near Mancelona, had a hand to horn contest with an angry cow the other day in which the cow came near coming out ahead. Mr. Fleet being quite badly hurt.
Mancelona Herald- H. C. Hopkins, who, with his little boy, left for Oregon a few weeks ago, does not seem to be very favorably impressed with the far west. Shortly after his arrival at Portland, Mr. Hopkins wrote his wife to the effect that it was the worst country he ever saw; that a man could not get a day=s work to keep himself from starving, and added; AFor God=s sake send me $100, that I may get back to Michigan, and I will be contented to remain there as long as I live.@ Another letter received from him a few days ago states that he is nearly crazy, so fearful is he that she may not be able to raise the money, and says that his crackers are giving out and that he can=t stand it much longer. On Monday Mrs. Hopkins received a letter from a relative of Oregon which contained the sad news that her husband=s reason had left him and that he was violently insane. Mrs. Hopkins has used her utmost exertions in endeavoring to raise sufficient means to enable her husband to return to Michigan, and we learn that her efforts are meeting with success.
Kalkaska County General Items
The Smith lumber company of Kalkaska have on hand over a million and a half of hardwood lumber which they have manufactured for the Widdicomb furniture company of Grand Rapids.
There is quite an excitement on the temperance question at Kalkaska. At a recent meeting of the town board, several prominent ladies were present, and pleas in so eloquent a manner to have saloon bonds fixed at $6,000 that the board granted their request. This practically means no license.
Three of Kalkaska=s bad boys recently broke a transom light in the Wilson town hall. They were put in jail for a day or two, and while there one of them confessed to a plan they had made for breaking into a village hardware store. Promising to go and sin no more they were released for this one time.
27 May 1886
Muzzle your dogs after Monday of next week.
The Long Lake saw mill will start its season=s run June 8th.
Sixteen more fine horses for R. J. Morgan this week, by boat.
Walter Buckingham, of Kalamazoo, is visiting friends this week.
The Eagle gave Logan=s book $7.80 worth of free advertising this week.
Arkona, Antrim county, postoffice has been discontinued. Mail to Mancelona.
Methodist ministerial association here last week. See programme in another column.
The postoffice will be closed on decoration day, Monday, May 31st, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
An eel weighing eight pounds was speared, the other day, in the bay, near Goodrich=s dock.
A large three master, the Col. Ellsworth, loaded with lumber for Hannah, Lay & Co. this week.
A new and much needed side walk is being built on the south side of the Moffitt lot, on State street.
The Progress speaks nicely of the Boys band concert at Elk Rapids, on Saturday evening, a week ago.
The night train will be put on the G. R. & I. & T. C. R. R. June 13th, at which time the summer time table goes into effect
The village of Traverse City will have some broken legs to pay for if repairs are not made before long in some of the sidewalks.
Wm. Tompkins of Peninsula has contracted with Chicago parties for 3,000 bushels of potatoes of his own growing, this season.
The editor of the Young Folks= department wishes to thank her little friends, Lella Lewis, for a beautiful bouquet of flowers.
Manly Newberry has sold his business in Grand Rapids and was up here part of the week. He has not fully decided what he will do.
A. Kent, formerly a resident of Inland, bit who removed a short time ago to Washtenaw county, is making Traverse a visit this week.
Sharp frosts during the last week, but they do not seem to have done any serious damage; while the heavy rain of last night will do an immense amount of good.
John Thayer, a former resident of Peninsula township, in this county, but for the last twelve years living in Oregon, is here, visiting his old home and friends.
A pocket-book containing a small sum of money was found a few days ago near Darrow=s store, west side. Owner will please call on Mr. Darrow and prove property.
Mrs. Steinberg returned from Chicago on Monday. Her son, Jacob H. Steinberg, who has been following his commercial studies in that city during the winter, returned with her.
The following are the members of the high school graduating class of 1886: Misses Bertie J. Billings, Mabel Bates, Flora A.. Campbell, Mamie I. Cameron, Nettie C. Gray, Nina B. Payne, Emma T. Sayler, and Mr. Frank M. Hamlin.
E. Densmore of Grand Rapids is visiting with A. W. Wait this week. and today A. W. and S. E. Wait have taken Mr. Densmore up the Boardman fishing.
If one bud in a thousand on the fruit trees throughout the Grand Traverse region produces fruit, there will be such a crop as this nor any other region ever saw.
We understand that the machinery in the old hub factory has been sold and will be taken to St. Ignace. We hope now to see some enterprise started up in the building thus vacated.
Dr. E. L. Ashton has bought the vacant lot, northwest corner of Cass and Washington streets, and will fence it, set shade trees and make other improvements preparatory to building at an early day.
Summit City, on the T. C. R. R., has always been known in railroad matters as Summit Station; the name has now been changed on the time cards to Summit City, to agree with the name of the postoffice.
Additional services has been secured on the mail route between Acme and Williamsburg, and the latter named place now has a daily mail, much to the pleasure and convenience of that thriving little town.
The annual meeting of the building and loan association will be held in the secretary=s office, next Tuesday evening. Officers for the ensuing year are to be elected. Let there be a full attendance of stockholders.
The Chippewa News, published at Sault Ste. Marie, speaks in flattering terms of Congressman Moffatt and the good work he has done, and predicts his return to congress by the biggest majority ever known in the district.
Albert Jennings of this place has been engaged as principal of the Manistee schools for the coming year at a salary of $1,500. Mr. Jennings is an enthusiast in the profession of teaching and will put his whole heart into the work before him.
The steamer City of Traverse arrived on her first trip Sunday evening, bringing 3,000 bushels of wheat, the same of corn, 22 horses and a large quantity of miscellaneous freight. She left last evening on regular time for Chicago, loaded with lumber.
Parties from the country who would like to furnish flowers for decoration day may leave them at Hamilton & Milliken=s store any time during Saturday of this week, and they will be cared for. The G. A. R. post will be very glad to receive floral contributions for this occasion.
Judge Stevens says,AI owe a great debt to Congressman Barrows. A great deal; of my kindest and most effective support has been entirely outside party lines.@ And that is what makes the democrats so mad. They would have preferred some support came from their own side of the house.
At Fife Lake J. B. Lancaster is quite sick; L. W. Knight has bought C. C. Bailey=s dwelling house and four lots, and Mr. Bailey is having the house recently occupied by J. Cornell moved to the rear of B. C. Bon ell=s store. His family will occupy the house till sometime this fall. Thanks to the Comet for these items.
Dr. Munson returned Monday evening from Lexington, Ky., where he was in attendance upon the annual meeting of the asylum superintendents of the country. The next meeting will be held in Detroit in June, 1887. Dr. G. A. Blumer, assistant superintendent of the Utica, N. Y., asylum, accompanied Dr. Munson and will remain here a few days.
Dr. Ashton bought Judge Ramsdell=s twin Acalves,@ five years old, weighing respectively 1,620 and 1,460 pounds, and has put them on his farm in East Bay township. There are a cross between Ayrshire and Durham, and are probably as handsome a pair of twin cows as can be found in the country.
William Bruin, driver of the Elk Rapids stage, met with a serious accident on Thursday last at Elk Rapids, the team starting up suddenly, throwing Mr. Bruin under the wheels which passed over his body, injuring him so badly that he remained unconscious for many hours. We are glad to know that he is now rapidly recovering and will soon be about again.
Parker & Simmons= meat market and Thirby & Jackson=s foundry have been added to the telephone exchange list this week, and as soon as the instruments can be received from Detroit, Hannah, Lay & Co.=s lumber office and their docks, Hamilton & Milliken=s dry goods store and E. W. Hasting=s music store will also be connected with the exchange. There are a good many other business houses in town that should be added to the exchange list.
The new carriage for the asylum, just completed by V. & A. Petertyl, is really worthy of more than a passing notice. It is intended for the patient=s carriage, and is large and easy, strongly built and as handsomely finished as any turned out by the best factories in the country. It is certainly a credit to the makers and it is a pleasure to note that such work can be done here at home at as low or lower rates than anywhere else.
No doubt the musical entertainment and festival, to be held at the congregational church tomorrow evening, will prove a most pleasant affair. The concert itself will furnish a fine programme, and after this the new parlors will be thrown open and ice cream and strawberries will be served. Admission to the concert 25 cents and 15 cents for children. Reserved seats can be had at Haskell=s book store without extra charge.
A lamprey, taken from the creek on the asylum grounds was shown in a glass jar on Front street a day or two ago, and the boys who sometimes go in swimming in that and other streams in this vicinity, well know what a lamprey is although perhaps they will not recognize it by that name. Lampreys were, in olden times, considered a great delicacy, but it is somewhat doubtful if the good housewife would care to put them on the table now.
Mrs. M. J. Holdsworth, wife of Perry Holdsworth of this village, died on Monday at the home of her father, Mr. Langworthy, on the Peninsula, after a long and painful illness. Brief funeral services were held yesterday at her father=s house, Rev. Mr. Puddefoot officiating. Memorial services will be held in the congregational church on Sunday, June 13. Further particulars regarding Mrs Holdsworth=s life and sickness will be given hereafter.
J. B. Weller has shipped from this point, this spring, 95,000 cubic feet of elm timber; McArthur Bros. 85,000 feet of elm and 60,000 feet of pine; T. Buck, 80,000 feet of elm. These figures apply only to the shipments from Traverse City proper, and do not include those from Greilick=s dock and other points in this immediate vicinity and around the bay. It should also be borne in mind that the figures given are cubic feet and not board measure.
Prof. Wallace has been engaged as instructor for the Boys= band and will remain here in that capacity during the coming year. The citizens have contributed largely to the fund required for this purpose, thus showing their appreciation of the effects the boys have made to sustain a good band. Prof. Wallace is one of the most competent instructors in the state, as our people have already had the opportunity to learn. Everybody is to be congratulated in this matter. IT is certainly a very satisfactory arrangement all around. Frequent open air concerts will be given during the summer.
The following is the order of the closing exercises of the Traverse City public schools.
Sunday evening, May 30, Baccalaureate sermon by Rev. W. G. Puddefoot.
Thursday, 2:00 p.m., June 3, closing exercises of the grammar school.
Friday evening, 8:00 p.m., June 4, high school graduating exercises.
The Baccalaureate sermon and graduating exercises of the high school will be held in the congregational church. The closing exercises of the grammar school will be held in the high school building.
All interested in our schools are cordially invited to attend these exercises. C. T. Grawn, Supt. School.
The semi-centennial anniversary of the Goodrich family, observing the fiftieth anniversary of the settlement of the family in Genesee county, which took place last week, was a notable event in many ways. The HERALD briefly refers to it this week hoping, at some future day, to do so again and more fully. The reunion was held as noted at the residence of Moses Goodrich, the oldest brother, at his home in Atlas township, Genesee county, on the same farm purchased by him 50 years ago and on which he has lived ever since. There were present at the family gathering: Moses Goodrich, born Dec. 5, 1802; Aaron, of St. Paul, Minn., born July 6, 1807; Enos, of Tuscola county, born Aug. 11, 1813; Reuben, of Traverse City, born June 28, 1819. The united ages of the four brothers is 302 years. In Sept. 1835 the two brothers, Moses and Enos came to Genesee county and bought a tract of 1,000 acres of land, building a house that fall. In February, 1836, Moses and his brother, Levi W., since deceased, came on through Canada, from Erie county, New York, their old home, with their teams, and on May 20, 1836, the remainder of the family arrived, coming by lake from Buffalo to Detroit, thence over the old Saginaw turnpike to their new home, and it was this date that was observed last week. One of the brothers, John S., died in 1851, Levi W. died about 15 years since, and a sister, Mrs. Eliza J. Brigham, about 13 years ago.
There were 42 present at the gathering last week, and the occasion was thoroughly enjoyed by all. At the time of settlement, 50 years ago, there were just seven families living in the township which was 6 x 9 miles in area. Today the whole country around is a perfect garden spot, no richer or more fully developed region to be found anywhere in the country. Mr. Goodrich, was accompanied by his wife and sons, Chas. E. of this place and Frank R. of Frankfort.
Memorial day services will begin here on Sunday morning, the 30th, McPherson post, No.18, G.A.R., will assemble at their hall and go in a body to the congregational church, the pastor, Rev. W. G. Puddefoot, having been invited to preach the memorial sermon. The church will be handsomely and appropriately decorated for the occasion.
On Monday the post will meet at their fall, forming in line at 1 o=clock p.m.,sharp, on State street, members of the post, the band, and young girls wearing flowers for decoration. The line of march will be east on State to Park, north on Park to Front , west on Front to L.L.A. hall. The address at the hall will be delivered by L. Roberts, and the other exercises will consist of music and the post memorial services. After these exercises all will proceed to the cemetery where a brief address will be made by H. Hoffman and the ceremonies will consist of music, salutes, decoration of graves and the post ritual for the occasion. All [illegible] soldiers are invited to join in the march and all the exercises. It is earnestly hoped that the citizens generally will attend all of these services, and all are cordially invited by the post to do so.
Special Fair Premiums
J. T. Beadle offers a special premium of a lady=s riding saddle, bridle, martingales and whip, worth $10, for the greatest variety and best display, quantity and quality to be considered as well as taste in arrangement, of canned fruits, jellies, jams, bread, biscuit, butter and cut flowers, by any unmarried girl living outside of Traverse township. This premium will be on exhibition at Mr. Beadle=s store from now until fair time, when it will be on exhibition at the fair grounds.
Geo. Moir, owner of the stallion Young Pride of the Dominion, offers a special premium of $3 for the best colt exhibited from this horse, and $2 for the second best one.
Special meeting of the council held May 26, 1886. Council called to order by the president. Roll call of members. All members of the council were present. Minutes of the last meeting read and approved.
Moved that a profile be made at once of the south side to establish the grades for a complete system of sewerage. Motion carried.
Moved that the grade of streets and alleys be established at the same time. Motion carried.
Moved that the school board be authorized to construct a 4-inch sewer from high school building east to Bohemia street on alley between Seventh and Eighth streets, thence north on Bohemia street a 9-inch sewer north to Boardman river, and that the expense thereof be equally divided by the school district and the village. Motion carried.
Moved that single or double branches to correspond with size of sewer pipe be laid every 25 feet under the direction of the chief of the fire department, from east side of Pine street to Bohemia street, with branches at intersections of streets and alleys, and north to north side of Sixth street, and that the difference in the expense between plain pipe and branches be borne by the village. Motion carried.
Moved that the profile be made by Geo. E. Steele. Motion carried.
Moved that the clerk ascertain what it will cost to put in said sewer. Motion carried.
Moved that the sewer on Bohemia street be extended as far as Ninth street. Motion laid on table.
Moved that a permit be granted to Culman to erect, as asked for a two-story wooden addition, with tin roof, size 14 x 14 feet, to his bakery on north side of Front street. Motion carried.
Council thereupon adjourned. H.C. Davis, Clerk.
We want to thank all our friends and neighbors for their kind assistance during the illness and death of our beloved daughter Mamie, also for the many floral tributes. All this will be kindly remembered by us. Mr. and Mrs. Votruba.
The Front Street House
Is now in first class shape and ready for accommodations of the traveling public. The house has been thoroughly overhauled, newly papered, painted, and all the rooms are fixed up in a neat and comfortable manner. A good table is set, and travelers and others will find this a good, pleasant and comfortable place to stop. Rates $1 per day. J. B. Clune, Prop.
Heavy frost the 26th.
C. Weston has bought a fine cow of H. Terry.
N. W. Herrington burned a seven acre fallow the 25th.
Mr. Hastings left an organ at the residence of C. A. Hannaford=s recently.
W. F. Hannaford=s horse, which got hurt some time ago, is unable to work yet.
H. Terry has sold his farm to W. H. Hannaford, and intends to go to Tennessee.
Siding and coat of paint make a great improvement in the looks of E. Ansorge=s house.
Rev. Mr. Hodges has returned from Canada with his wife and boy, and has moved into the house recently vacated by H. Sill.
Frank Ferris, formerly of this place, has left the employment of Bennett, the jeweler, and is now at work for Hastings, the music dealer, preferring to get his living by note rather than by tick.
Miss Myrta Dame has returned from Leland.
Dr. Hutchinson makes an indefatigable health officer.
E. S. Graham and family will move to Omena next week.
The spring term of the village schools ends this week.
E. F. Dame is erecting a new dwelling house for Dan Emery.
A row of shade trees has been set out in front of the cemetery.
W. H. Franklin, the new postmaster, has secured his bondsmen.
Will Nelson, of the Enterprise, is contemplating an eastern trip.
As yet no preparations have been made for observing decoration day.
The Rev. C. N. Coulter held services in the Scott district school house on Tuesday evening.
Rev. S. Steele and wife have been visiting their daughter, Mrs. R. A. Campbell, at Charlevoix.
A young son of William Williamson was seriously hurt a few days ago by being run over by a wagon.
The board of review met on Monday last for the purpose of hearing complaints, but none were presented.
Dr. Wood has received an osseuous frame around which he expects to construct a pony- if the oats hold out.
Mrs. W. P. Stover has arrived from Detroit, and, with her husband, will make this her home for the summer.
Herman Bruin was summoned to Elk Rapids last Friday, to attend his brother Will, who was hurt there by a runaway team.
Luther Benson, the temperance lecturer, who spent several weeks here last summer, is expected here again about the first of July.
The little daughter of E. S. Graham, mention of whose sickness was made in the HERALD last week, died on Saturday night. She was regarded as one of the most beautiful children in the village.
N. C. Morgan has thoroughly over hauled and refitted the Bay View house, which is now in fine shape, and he proposes to give to Northport what it has long needed- a really first class hotel. He will tun a free bus to and from the boats.
Corn planting is the order of the day.
A. M. C. Leurs=s mother from Indiana is visiting him.
Keyes & Lampson have their mill set and are making shingles.
Sunday school organized in district No. 3, with Spencer Corey as superintendent.
Excelsior lodge No. 481 gave an open meeting on Friday night. The officers of said lodge were duly installed by Lodge Deputy W. P. Kenney, May 7th. Gilbert Reynolds installed W. C. T. for the ensuing quarter
Mr. Leach has about finished his spring planting.
E. Stansberry is fast working up a restaurant trade.
D. A. Thralls has commenced work on his house.
Mr. Craven, of Elmira, was in town a few days last week.
Rain would be a very acceptable feature of the weather now.
A few of our young folks attended the opera at Fife Lake last week.
Miss Priscilla Martin will accompany her sister to Manistee this week.
Cadillac has been well represented on our trout streams for the past two weeks.
Mrs. Woodard, who spent the winter in the south part of the state, has returned to Walton.
Mr. Bivens, living two miles west of this place, died very suddenly of heart disease last week.
George Weidner will soon be ready to raise his barn.
G. B. Starr has purchased an acre of land of A. Hyde, and is making preparations to build a house soon.
There is between tow and three million feet of hardwood lumber piled here, most of which must be shipped this summer.
G. C. Willey has got the upright for his mill enclosed and roofed and has placed the sills for his engine room. This building, when finished, will be quite an addition to the place.
The name of this station has been changed to Summit City, the same as the post and express office. This is an important change, as it will obviate errors in sending express to this place.
The grange organized here seems to be in a flourishing condition, judging from the number of farmers, their wives and families that were in town on Saturday. They begin to talk of building a new hall.
All branches of business in and around the village seem to be in a flourishing condition, and conducted in a judicious manner and the prospects are that this will be a wonderful prosperous year for us.
H. P. Whipple=s mill (under the management of O. C. Craft), has made a splendid record this season. It has made an average of about 11,700 feet per day for 83 days, a total of nearly one million feet, which was nearly all hardwood. We consider this an excellent run, as the mill is a small one, the engine cylinder being only 10x11. Mr. Craft naturally feels a little proud of it.
Another frost in Grand Traverse but G. T. is proof against frost.
The apple trees are loaded with blossoms. We hope they may be as full of fruit as they are of beautiful blossoms.
The Toledo Blade reports Jeff Davis as saying while making a speech at Montgomery,AI often prayed God that I might live to see a day when both Lincoln and Grant were both dead and in hell, and my prayer has been granted. I am now ready to die.@ How long must the people of this country be insulted by such a dastardly wretch?
The young men of the Yuba literary society are discussing the propriety of making a strike in said society unless their grievances are righted. They have attended night after night, week after week, and month after month to listen to others without having any duties assigned to them- excepting once or twice- so that they may have the privilege of taking an active part.AAll work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.@ So all play and no work becomes very monotonous, and we cannot blame the boys if after holding siege for so long a time they do think of kicking out of the harness. Is it not a mistake to suppose that young people are not capable of taking part in debate? They may not be able to cast the lines so accurately in sounding the depths of deep water as those who have had more experience, but does it not sometimes happen that those boys or young men, who seem to have the least to say when making their first attempt often become the most profound reasoners, if at first they do not argue with so much skill. We vouch for it that they cannot get further away from the subject, or make more ludicrous statements than some of more experience. When are they ever going to know how to debate or speak in public unless they begin. When will they ever have a better opportunity than the present? How would it do to put one or two of the young men on each debate with some of the odler members? Let us harness them up and break in for active service, and we will avoid so much passing in and out of the house. Give the boys a chance.
Miss A. Kehl and Mrs. J. Kehl called at Good Harbor on their way from Northport to Maple City.
The Rev. Mr. Borough and Rev. Mr. Marshall of Kasson, preached at the school house on Sunday last.
Miss Kehl is teaching the Maple City school.
Cord wood is being extensively shipper at present.
H. Schuburg=s saw mill has closed for a short time for rafting logs.
A light frost on the night of May 16. No damage to crops.
A new organ by the good people of Suttons Bay and Northport, from E. W. Hastings, for the Rev. J. J. Maakstad=s wedding present.
Theo. Richter has purchased a new organ for his family, from D. E. Carter.
The calico hop passed off nicely on Monday evening, a large crowd, lively time, fair weather and excellent music. The prizes awarded to Mrs. Johnnie Duester, for being the most neatly dressed lady in calico; Mr. Goldsmith the most neatly dressed gentleman in calico; and Ezra Sanborn as the most comically dressed.
A nice birthday party was given by Miss Millie Huess on Monday, and the girls all enjoyed themselves immensely.
The teachers enjoyed the latter part of last week very much. Their trip to Northport was fine, with their new acquaintances while there and their drive home, they pronounced it extra fine, thanks to their friends.
All teachers wishing a printed copy of Dr. James Brady=s excellent essay on ATemperance in School,@ may have a copy of the same by sending the small sum of five cents (to pay for the publication) to the treasurer, Jennie E. Anderson, Suttons Bay, Mich., of the teachers= association. This excellent essay should be in the hands of every teacher and parent.
Oats are nearly all sowed, and planting corn and potatoes will be next in order.
J. A. Morrell returned from his trip to the southern part of the state last Saturday.
Jennie Smith and Emma Bigger have been quite sick for some time but are now slowly recovering.
Miss Lillie Horton is teaching the Coates school and Hattie West the Wexford school.
M. Stack is building an addition to his house one mile east of Wexford, and when finished he will have a fine residence. John Wisner is doing the carpenter work.
Mrs. A. M. Brigham, who has been at Battle Creek for medical treatment, has returned home greatly improved in health.
John Loveless has rented his farm and gone to Grand Rapids. His family and M. Strock, whose name occurred in my last items, by mistake, as M. Stack, will follow in a few days.
A very pleasant surprise party was gotten up by Miss Jennie Foust last Friday evening, that being her mother=s birthday. Mrs. Foust suspected nothing until the crowd, which was very large, began to gather in. After a very pleasant time the crowd departed at a late hour, wishing Mrs. Foust many such happy occasions in the future.
Wexford County General Items
Cadillac is thinking about having a street railway.
H. B. Sturtevant is erecting a new store building at Sherman.
Cadillac ladies are to have the privilege of attending a cooking school.
D. V. Emmons of near Sherman, has put seven acres into peppermint this spring.
The township of Antioch has 4,480 acres of agricultural college land yet unsold.
The McKinnon hotel and furniture at Cadillac are offered for sale; price $8,000.
Work commenced at the new window shade and blind factory in Cadillac last week.
F. A. Jennison=s new clothing store at Manton is completed and was this week filled with its new stock.
A petition is being circulated in Cadillac to have all stores close at half past seven every evening except Saturday.
The young people of the different churches at Cadillac met and organized a young peoples= christian association last week.
A fat nine and a slim nine played a game of baseball at Cadillac one day last week. At the close the score stood leans, 33, fats, 14.
A little four-year-old son of J. W. Campbell, of Hobart, ventured out on a boom in a mill pond, fell in and was with difficulty rescued by his mother after he had lost all consciousness.
Seventy-three men attended the barn raising at the farm of John Mansfield in Boon township the other day, and helped him raise the biggest barn in the country; size 60x110.
The large horse barn on F. S. Kieldson=s extensive stock farm near Cadillc took fire the other day, and his twelve-year-old son George, with the help of his mother, put the farm engine and pumps in operation and had the fire out before the help telephoned for from town arrived on the spot.
An old log barn on an unoccupied farm in the town of Colfax was found recently to have been destroyed by fire. An inmate of the poorhouse addicted to fits and continual smoking, has been missing since that time, and it is feared that he entered the barn and while there was seized by a fit, the barn taking fire from his pipe and that he perished in the ashes. Bones were found in the ashes, but it was impossible to determine whether they were human ones or not.
Mrs. Oswald Forest is in Chicago.
Mrs. August Beck is improving slowly.
C. Ankerson and Joseph Hayes are pre aring for the summer season=s fishing.
George Hutzler has moved himself and family from the island and is living in Empire at present.
John J. Gunn and B. C. Green have formed a co-partnership and gone into the hemlock bark business.
L. F. Sheridan has been buying potatoes on the island. He bought several hundred bushels, paying 25 cents per bushel.
The Govt. light house officers are troubled with a good deal of fog this spring, and the citizens are troubled, not by the fog in particular, but more especially by the noisy fog signal.
Louis Hutzler has two fine tame eagles which he will sell. One is a bald and the other a gray eagle. He has also caught several foxes during the past winter.
Game is scarce here. There are no red, black, gray nor fox squirrels, no partridges, but the deficiency seems to be supplied by the well-known little ground squirrel or chipmunk.
Antrim County General Items
Mancelona has a new postoffice.
A new hotel at Elk Rapids will be known as the Marshall house.
A new newspaper at Bellaire is an uncalled for but talked of enterprise.
An ore train now makes regular trips between Mackinaw and Mancelona.
The congregational church at Bellaire is to be papered, carpeted and painted.
The Antrim county iron company have just completed twenty-one new charcoal kilns.
Fifty sets of Dickens works were delivered to subscribers at Mancelona last week.
I=ve Heldrich, a little Mancelona girl, was badly scalded by falling into a tub of hot water.
The Antrim county game and fish protective association was formed May 15, at Central Lake.
On Thursday the Queen of the Lakes gave a good-bye free excursion prior to her departure to Duluth.
Rev. Mr. Morrell of Elk Rapids has organized a cricket club among the boys belonging to his Sabbath school class.
A little son of Gus Mayer of Elk Rapids was run over by a team one day last week, but fortunately was but slightly injured.
Dr. Bailey of Elk Rapids has bought the livery establishment of C. A. Newton, and will hereafter conduct the business.
At the circus at Elk Rapids last week Chas. Rulison lost $70 which he had by hard work raised to pay some interest which he was owing to a sharper who run theAthimble game.@ The sheriff followed the show to Charlevoix and recovered part of the amount.
The Mancelona handle factory has increased its capacity by the addition of new machinery, and in one week their shipments amounted to nearly a quarter of a million handles. They can now work up between 40 and 50 cords of bolts per day, and through all the depression in manufacture are steadily holding their own.
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