Pioneer Families of Grand Traverse County, Michigan
Grand Traverse Herald news columns for Long Lake twp, 1890 to 1900
Local Correspondence columns for the Long Lake area were published frequently in the Grand Traverse Herald. The columns for the communities of Long Lake, Cedar Run, Twin Lakes, Lone Tree, Neal, and Norrisville are being transcribed. Presently 1890 to April 1894 and July 1899 through December 1900 are online.
2 January 1890
J. M. Thomas returned home Sunday evening.
J. M. Benjamin is having his house plastered.
F. M. Beverly is gaining very fast; will be able to work in the near future.
Bertie Davis spent a few days at her brother, Jesse Shisler=s, last week.
Rhoda Allen has been spending a few days with her friend, Mamie Whinnery.
A company of young people from Twin Lakes made a visit at J. M. Thomas= last Sunday.
The few who went to meeting Sunday afternoon found the house locked and therefore no services were held.
Sawing shingles by day and turning handles by night, is the order of business at Norris= mill.
9 January 1890
CEDAR RUN, MICH.
Emma Thomas is at home.
Mrs. Wm. Whinnery is convalscent.
Mary Willobee and Atley Thomas will attend the next term of school in Traverse City.
A. Norris left for the south last Saturday. He will spend a few days in Grand Rapids and will then go to spend the remainder of the winter in Alabama.
Manara Cox is through working at Mr. Brown=s.
Miss Martha Gilmore of Old Mission, visited at E. E. Duryea=s last Thursday and Friday.
The Xmas tree at Lone Tree was in every way a success; all seemed to be satisfied.
Miss Luella Rickard, who is teaching school at Green Lake, spent Christmas with her parents.
A few friends met at T. J. Stover=s Christmas, and partook of an oyster dinner.
Miss Dora Thorp and her two little brothers of Traverse City, have been spending the holidays in this vicinity.
John Cox has traded horses with E. F. Ferris, the Twin Lake horse dealer.
Miss Bertha Wheelock has gone to her home at Keystone, on a visit to her parents.
Miss Eva Gilmore closed her school last week in Dist. No. 2, and has gone to Traverse City to attend school, this winter.
Mrs. Mansell of Silver Lake, is visiting at her parents, J. Ferris.
23 January 1890
E. F. Ferris has sold off most of his horses.
L. Ransom, of Bingham called at P. A. Duryea=s last Sunday.
J. Mansell, of Silver Lake called at James Ferris=s Monday.
La grippe has been calling on a few of our citizens of late.
Miss Eva Gilmore of Traverse City called at E. E. Duryea=s last Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Will Wright of Traverse City were visiting friends in this vicinity this week.
Mrs. E. T. Wheelock and two children, of Keystone, have been visiting relatives this week.
Farmers are making good use of the sleighing, now it has got here, by hauling wood and logs to town.
Chester Elliott has gone to the lumber woods to spend the winter, and his wife intends going to her home in Cass county in the meantime.
30 January 1890
Wm. Benjamin is home helping his father cut logs.
F. M. Beverly who was hurt by a fall of a tree is so he walks around some.
Joshua Simmonds has traded his oxen and now drives a nice horse team.
Miss Mary Hanson was vert badly scalded recently, by water from a tea kettle.
Mr. Shugart has built an addition to his shop, giving a better chance to shoe bad horses.
Several families are having la grippe. Mrs. Wm. Whinnery, Mrs. Lamar and G. D. Willobee are among the worst.
Albert Norris who left about the first of January for Alabama, writes home that he has reached Mississippi, had la grippe and got better, has taken a contract to turn a large quantity of canthook handles, for which he took machinery home.
Various parties are drawing in logs to Norris mill. They are only using the water-power as yet, business being delayed in consequence of the severe of Mrs. Lamar, Mr. Lamar being the mechanic who is repairing the mill. They expect to start the steam soon.
6 February 1890
Mrs. Lamar is convalescing slowly.
Jesse Shisler is hauling logs for L. Stephenson.
Charles Corbitt has been very sick with la grippe, but is getting some better.
Norris Bros. are running their mill with the steam and water power combined, which gives the, very good power for hardwood.
Snow is pretty near gone, and yet there is so much ice, some are yet putting in logs from favorable localities. The day is bright as April. Yesterday we had a nice warm shower.
The Cedar Run P.O. was installed in its new quarters just 9:30 o=clock on Saturday, Feb. 1st, and Mr. Beverly over-hauled his first mail within the next 7 minutes. It was a great relief to Mr. Willobee, as his health is quite poor at present.
Martha Barney is expected to return home this week.
Patrons of Industry continue to have the grip as well as the pass word.
George Lutman and family were visiting at Mr. Rickerd=s last Saunday.
Luella Rickerd=s school at Green Lake is out and she returned home last week.
February 2nd was ground hog day and as it was cloudy he did not see his shadow and of course will stay out and see what the remainder of the winter will be.
Mr. Fuller and his three daughters, Sarah, Tilla and Addy, attended the fiftieth anniversary of his father and mother and their grandfather and grandmother at Almira last week.
We took a short trip out last week on business, and thought it a desirable time to gather a few items for the HERALD as we went on our way. In passing by the residence of the Twin Lakes correspondent, we noticed through the window that she was busily engaged about her kitchen and housework, keeping it in a nice, tidy way as usual. As we passed on over the beautiful snow we met great loads of logs on their way to town, and here and there a load of wood, and others going to trade; and as we passed through the Simmonds mill yard, and seeing the large piles of hardwood logs, we were reminded that our pine lumber is fast disappearing. As we neared Cedar Run and took dinner with a friend there, we learned that the prospect for the railroad in that vicinity is brightening up the countenances of the farmers there; others wanted to know what the Patrons of Industry were going to do and what effect it would have on trade. Of course we didn=t know and couldn=t tell them much about it. Then as we passed over the hills and through the valleys eastward, we came out in the clearing west of Mr. Barney=s we were again reminded of the fact that we are in the age of progress where a few years ago stood the thick, tall forest, almost unbroken. Now we cast our eyes eastward, looking over Traverse City into both of the bays with their beautiful scenery of land scape views fringed with the beauties of nature and its surroundings.
13 February 1890
Snow again, with a prospect of more winter weather.
Mr. Oliver has been quite ill with la grippe the past week.
Mrs. Kenworthy has had a relapse of la grippe and is quite sick.
Lone Tree may look out for mumps, as some of the boys have been down town looking around, and they have found out where they are.
T. J. Whinnery is having a hard tussle with la grippe. Others are improving.
Norris Bros. are running their mill, cutting at the rate of about 8,000 per day.
The Cedar Run school will close on Saturday, Feb. 22, and will give a brilliant entertainment in the evening, such as Cedar Run is noted for. The teacher, Miss Lucy Kingdon, will preside in the evening. Allare cordially invited.
Mr. Douglass of Manistee, spent a few days up and down the Run, viewing the located site for the M. & N. E. R.R., and expressed himself highly pleased with the route. We understand they have resumed their survey down the Run. We hear some inquiry in regard to price of lands. There may be some move in real estate soon.
20 February 1890
T. J. Whinnery is better.
John Benjamin is at Maple City.
Benj. Altman is having la grippe.
Minton Willobee is spending two weeks at home.
G. D. Willobee sold his cow and calf to Peter Swan of Elmwood, for $35.
Chas. Norris has been running the saw at the mill, the past week, near Mr. Brown=s, built by Mr. Cutter 3 years ago.
Geo. Benjamin will close his school in the Umlor district Friday, Feb. 21, and expects to start next day for Lansing.
Mrs. Reynolds is reported to have been very sick a few days ago.
Oscar Clough attended Lone Tree Sunday school and meeting last Sunday.
Mrs. Sayres has gone to Inland to spend a week or so visiting with her mother and sister.
The Lone Tree boys take quite an interest in attending the young people=s meeting at Traverse City lately. They speak well of their meetings there.
Some are having mumps, others are trying the grippe, and still others complain of not feeling very well thinking they either have mumps or the grippe.
W. F. Harsha of Traverse City, was the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. H. Fife over Sunday; also attended church.
On account of failing health, Mrs. Fred Stetson has returned to her mother-in-law, Mrs. S. P. Stetson, of Ypsilanti.
The Rev. Mr. Gibson of Harbor Springs, changed pulpits with Rev. C. Daniels of Elk Rapids, and preached an excellent sermon.
Miss Mary Morrison, the eldest daughter of Peter Morrison, fell on the ice a week ago, and was laid up for a time. We learn she is getting better.
E. V. Hill begins to think the bay will not freeze this winter, and is quite anxious for ice, so he is taking it from the pond. Nice ice but not very thick.
Walter Bement of Elk Rapids, attended church at Yuba, and after service took the Rev. Mr. Gibson to Elk Rapids, where he preached in the presbyterian church, in place of Bro. Daniel.
The old settlers= meeting will be held at the Peoples= Hall of Elk Rapids, March 4th. There will be speeches made by Rev. J. J. McLaughlin, John McDonald and others. We hope to see a full attendance of the remaining portion of the old pioneers.
A very pleasant surprise party was gotten up by Eddy Newcomb=s children in honor of his 68th birthday. Invitations were sent to each and every one in our precinct. The people put together and bought for him as a present a very nice chair, which was presented by John McDonald. A splendid supper was served, and a joyous time had.
Miss Hattie L. Allen of the Traverse City asylum, made a short visit at home on Tuesday afternoon, and was accompanied by Miss Nellie Caldwell, Miss Buskirk, Miss Cora Hickok, and Miss Ida Hickok. The company stayed until nearly eight o=clock, and then started for Traverse City. All joined in saying they had a splendid time.
27 February 1890
Oliver Shugart and family are spending a few days with his parents at Cedar Run.
Minton Willobee commenced work this morning in D. E. Carter=s mill near Traverse City.
Norris Bros. have finished overhauling their mill and are now doing good work. They have more logs in the yard than ever before.
George Benjamin closed his school last Friday, giving an entertainment in the evening that did much credit to both teacher and scholars.
There was a crowded house at the entertainment Saturday evening. Mary Willobee came from Traverse City to attend the entertainment; the house resounded with cheers and it lasted until near midnight when the crowd was dismissed, and all went cheerfully home.
Friends monthly meeting at Lone Tree next Saturday.
Four days more and then turn a new leaf on your calenders and spell- March.
Did the readers of the HERALD last week get items from Yuba and Lone Tree separated the first time you read them?
Mr. Hill from the Peninsula was at Lone Tree last Sunday. Is visiting with his two daughters, Mrs. Duryea and Mrs. Franklin.
Bertie Davis from Cedar Run was the guest of Allie Stover last Saturday night, and attended Sunday school and meeting at Lone Tree Sunday.
Rev. Mr. Lee from Traverse City lectured at Lone Tree last Monday night. Subject,AHis Travels in India,@ and showed scenes of their customs, modes of living, etc., with the magic lantern, all of which was interesting to the people.
Rev. Josiah White from Maple City, attended Lone Tree Sunday school and meeting last Sunday, and read a very interesting scripture lesson, and made some excellent and impressive thoughts from the lesson. Josiah, come again and do likewise.
Ye editor got Lone Tree and Yuba items in kind of a muddle last week. Of course we understand last week was a busy one with you to look after and made comfortable and pleasant entertainments for your hosts of friends that were in attendance during your entertainments. This perhaps accounts for the muddle. However no harm will be likely to result from it unless some one gets the grippe.
It would appear from last week=s items that Lone Tree and Yuba correspondents cut their items in two and traded off to see how it would look and read. You that read and rightly placed them know how the trade stands; unless the readers of the HERALD insist on its remaining so, let us trade back this week. What think you of it friend correspondent at Yuba? for you see it would bring quite a number of strangers to Lone Tree and a few accidents up at Yuba that no one knows of.
13 March 1890
Plenty of logs going to Norris= millyard.
La grippe seems to be letting loose in most cases.
Mrs. C. Corbett is complaining some. Miss Emma Thomas is getting quite smart again.
We understand that Benj. Altman and Geo. Clay are cutting logs for Patrick Gray.
We understand Geo. Jenne has sold his house and lot at Cedar Run for $250, to Josiah Gray.
J. M. Benjamin received a letter from his son George last week, stating that he arrived at Lansing all right, and finds himself well situated in the college and shaking hands with warm friends of last year. Thinks he will enjoy it even better than last year.
Edd Milhouse has been snow blind for a few days, but now is nearly recovered from his blindness.
Lone Tree Sabbath school and the neighbors of Mr. Milhouse raised some ten or twelve dollars and donated it to him as a token of their sympathy and friendship.
Isaac Milhouse expects to go to Indiana as soon as he is able to take the trip. His physician says he can do nothing for him and advises the change. Mr. Milhouse has been unable to lie down for nearly two months past. On Sunday evening last he was taken worse and fainted, and since rallying from the spell has taken to his bed and his nerves have quieted so that he can rest easier. Mr. Milhouse has been compelled to be on his feet for nearly two months past. He has borne it patiently and cheerfully and with christian fortitude, without a word of complaint.
20 March 1890
Mrs. Greenough is reported better.
Norris Bros. have their new roller system in operation.
Romanzo Holmes father from Saginaw Co. is visiting hism son.
Greilick Bros. have secured their stock of logs for the season, and have quite buying.
D. E. Carter started his mill a few days since, and is quite busy doing custom work in sawing, planing, etc.
C. J. Smith is conducting a night school at the school house, three nights in the week, with an attendance of 22.
Julius Campbell brought the largest load of logs for the season. The load consisted of six elms, scaling 3830 ft. Who can beat that?
T. J. Whinnery is about again and is helping J. Shisler stack lumber for J. E. Greilick in Norris= Bros.= yard.
Last week your correspondent intended to say that Benj. Altman and Geo. Clay were cutting logs for Josiah Gray, instead of Patrick Gray.
Miss Mabel Knaggs, who has been spending a few days at Maple City, with her cousin, Mrs. Benj. Bellinger, who has been quite ill, returned on Thursday last, Mrs. Bellinger accompanying her.
We were shocked Saturday afternoon on hearing that one of the old pioneers, John Nedry, lay sick, not expected to live from hour to hour. Mr. Nedry has been complaining for some several months, but he was around the neighborhood and the last time we saw him, which was about a week ago, he was looking much better; but some time Monday last he came into the house a violent pain at the pit of his stomach. Mrs. Nedry being quite a nurse, applied some local remedies, but all failed to give the desired relief. He refused to have a doctor called, but Mrs. Nedry persisted in her treatment to the best of her ability, and the best advice she could get. It being some distance to neighbors, no one knew he was worse until Saturday. At last account there was no prospect of his recovery, and without a doubt, before this goes to press he will have passed over.
Herman Popst lost one of his horses last week.
Isaac Milhouse has been feeling better this week.
Josiah Pennington went to Manton last Saturday to attend Friends= meeting on Sunday.
On Saturday evening March 15th, according to previous arrangements, a party of 25 neighbors and friends of L. S. Crain met at his home with their baskets well filled with some of the good things of the land to enjoy the evening in way of a social visit and a surprise to Mr. Crain, it being his 64th birthday. At about 8 o=clock part of the party marched in and found Mr. Crain at his table reading; the reading was quickly dispensed with for the evening and the company made comfortable; others continued to come till nine o=clock. After spending sometime together, Mr. Crain was further surprised with a nice comfortable rocking chair being presented to him with some appropriate remarks by Judge Ramsdell, after which Mr. Crain in turn with a few words expressed his thanks to the neighbors for their kindness; then he was persuaded to be seated in his new chair and try the comforts thereof, after which the ladies retired to the kitchen and prepared the supper. In a short time the table was most bountifully decorated with pies, cakes, fruits and a host of other necessaries of life which were truly a credit and well fitting for the occasion, and in a short time we were seated around the table enjoying the supper to the fullest extent. Your correspondent is rather slow about coming to the front in most cases, but we want to say to you, Mr. Editor, when a good supper like this is on hand, we do, somehow get to the front and usually consider ourselves a full hand, too. Thus ended the enjoyment of the occasion, about eleven o=clock, and parties began to retire to their several homes.
27 March 1890
Wm. Whinnery was in town on Monday.
Wm. Benjamin is at work for Norris Bros.
Charles Norris is still running the mill for Geere, Zimmerman & Jackson, in the east end of the town. The mill is now doing good work and cutting twenty thousand per day.
John W. Nedry died last Wednesday morning, March 19, at 8 o=clock. He was born June 8, 1814, and was consequently nearly 76 years old. He leaves a wife and five daughters to mourn his loss. Lois, his youngest, is at home with her mother; Mrs. Mary Lamar of this place, Mrs. E. N. Booth of Marengo, Ill., Mrs. Electa Brown and Mrs. Jane McCurdy, both of Unity, Marathon county, Wis.
10 April 1890
James W. Gitchell, Supervisor
Warren Neal, Township Clerk
James Brown, Township Treasurer
Ephraim W. Linderman, Justice of Peace, to fill vacancy
Frank M. Beverly, Justice of Peace, full term
James W. Gitchell, School Inspector, to fill vacancy
Henry D. Howard, School Inspector, full term
Joseph B. Durga, Com. of Highways
Ephraim W. Linderman, Member Board of Review, one year
William Lyon, Member Board of Review, two years
Joseph B. Durga, Warren Neal, Constables.
D. G. Shorter and others have opened their sugar bushes.
Julius Horan of Ogemaw county is visiting at J. M. Benjamin=s.
No teacher has yet been hired to teach the summer school here.
Norris= mill is doing the largest business it has ever done, and the yard is overflowing with logs.
Uncle Sam has paid another old soldier and J. M. Benjamin receives a pension.
Minton Willobee has proved to his satisfaction that chromic acid is a dangerous thing to cure warts with. He feared for a time that he would lose a finger but the Dr. thinks it will be all right.
17 April 1890
Some are already at work in their gardens.
The Green Brier school opened Monday morning.
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Whinnery visited at Cedar Run a few days ago.
Mrs. Isabel Willobee is quite sick. Her niece Lois Willobee will stay with her for a few days.
The boiler in Philip Simmond=s mill burst one day last week. No injury to persons reported.
Norris Bros. are building a tramway, and will take the logs from their upper yard to the mills on cars.
A few excellent sugar days last week.
Lucy Gannett will teach the spring term of school at Lone Tree.
Wheat looks fresh and hearty since the heavy ice has thawed away.
Manary Cox has returned home after a six or eight weeks= visit with friends in Indiana.
Will Tompkins from Peninsula, was the guest of Alva Stover Saturday night and Sunday, and attended Sunday school at Lone Tree Sunday.
Isaac Millhouse went to Indianaoplis, Ind., to receive further treatment, Josiah Pennington assisting and caring for him on his journey there, We learn he made the trip as well as could be expected under the circumstances, and hope to hear of his speedy recovery and return home again to take his place as a good citizen, and an exemplary christian, as such has been true of while with us. His absence in our Sunday school is felt.
24 April 1890
Minton Willobee had a finger amputated by Dr. Anderson last Friday.
Mary Willobee went to Traverse City Monday to see her sick brother.
Atley Thomas was home from Traverse City last Saturday and Sunday.
We understand that Jesse Shisler has traded land with Solomon Clay and will build a mill.
Mr. and Mrs. A. F. Jenne have been visiting here this week and went to Maple City Thursday.
Wm. Tucker and Miss Alice Sanford were married last week at the residence of the bride=s father. We extend congratulations.
Rev. A. F. Jenne held services at the Cedar Run school house last Sunday p.m. Rev. Mr. Hodgson will preach one week from next Sunday at 3:30 p.m.
8 May 1890
Wm. Benjamin is at home.
Miss Cora Corbitt is very sick.
Norris= mill is shut down for the present.
Miss Bertie Davis visited friends in this vicinity last week.
Mrs. Benjamin is the happy possessor of a newASinger@ sewing machine.
Gear, Zimmerman and Jackson, will finish cutting the logs in their yard by the middle of the week.
School in district No. 5 opened this morning, with Miss Lucy Kingdon as teacher. It is a four months term.
J. M. Benjamin has bought a horse team. Everybody tells him they are a handsome pair, and he says he thinks so too.
More like chilly November than pleasant May.
Rev. Mr. Hodgens from Long Lake is expected at Lone Tree next Sunday.
Mrs. Kenworthy has been quite sick with inflammatory rheumatism for two weeks past.
According to the signs of the times and the course of nature this neighborhood may not be surprised to hear of a wedding at most any time now or in the near future.
Last week, according to previous arrangement, there was a pleasant surprise at Mr. Fillmore=s, held by the young people of this and adjoining neighborhoods; a good time is reported by them.
Mr. Lawson has bought 40 acres of land of Lewis Crain on the Long Lake road and has put up a nice cosy little house on it, of which himself and his wife will soon take possession and go to housekeeping again for themselves.
22 May 1890
Julius Norris is attending school.
Three cases of la grippe in this neighborhood.
A daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Corbitt is visiting her parents.
Cora Corbitt, who has been very sick for several weeks is somewhat improved.
Mary Willobee was at home Saturday and Sunday. She is teaching in district No. 2, Kasson.
Minton Willobee has been staying at home for a week. His hand is healed and he will be able to work again soon.
Mattie Duryea is on the sick list.
Mrs. Sluyter has returned home again.
About three inches of snow last Saturday night followed with rain.
That was very heavy thunder on the evening of the 16th, wasn=t it?
Cary Segmiller and Ollie Stover visited Lone Tree again last Sunday.
Mr. Brooks has had quite a sick child for some time past but it is reported better at present.
Rebecca Stover from south of Silver lake is visiting with her son and neighbors in the vicinity of Lone Tree during the past two weeks.
Last Sunday being a damp, rainy day, the attendance at both meetings and Sunday school was very small at Lone Tree.
Since winter broke up the Brockway hill has been in terrible bad condition with the mud nearly axle deep. It should receive attention at once.
29 May 1890
Summer has come at last.
Mumps are still among us.
School closes in three weeks.
John Greilick has put steam heating apparatus into his dwelling, and otherwise improved it. Depres & Montague will finish the plumbing this week.
Anthony Greilick has almost completed an addition to his residence and has added much to its appearance by putting a new roof and coat of paint to the old part. Also putting in steam heating fixtures, which adds much to its convenience.
Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Greilick, Mrs. Hines and John Gilbert were called by telegram to Buffalo, N.Y., to attend the funeral of Mrs. Gilbert. Mr. and Mrs. Greilick and John Gilbert returned on Saturday. Mrs. Hines will remain in New York a few weeks.
Mr. Benjamin is recovering from la grippe.
Weather good, nice showers, crops are growing finely.
Mary Willobee spent Saturday and Sunday at home.
Mrs. Geo. Jenne called at Mr. Beverly=s Sabbath day.
Minton Willobee is spending a few days at Traverse City, this week.
Joshua Simmonds lost a valuable horse on Monday- one of his team.
Mr. Cornell has moved into J. M. Thomas= place that he bought of Jarvis Munsell.
Ross Willobee has recovered from fever and is again No. 1 in his class at school.
Miss Onnie Corbett is spending a few days with her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Beverly.
Mrs. Ada Corbett, who has been sick for some time past, is so she sits up in a rocking chair.
Rev. Mr. Hudson preached a memorial discourse at the school house Sunday, to quite a large congregation.
We are glad to say that Miss Emma Thomas was out calling a few evening ago, and is looking quite herself again.
Mrs. Benjamin fell one day last week, fracturing a number of her ribs. She is likely to keep in doors for some time.
Norris=s mill is sawing lumber and have a few more logs to cut for Greilick, and then some for Josiah Gray. Will soon be cutting shingles for the rest of the season.
12 June 1890
Mrs. J. M. Benjamin is improving slowly. Mrs. Elida Whinnery has been quite sick for some time past but is improving now.
Miss Cora Corbet has so far improved in health as to be able to engage in her former duties- keeping house for her father.
P. C. Gilbert, formerly of Traverse City high school but recently from Ann Arbor university, has been visiting friends at Cedar Run the past week.
Mr. Lamar was badly hurt one day last week by his horse running and throwing him from the wagon.
Wm. Whinnery and wife, from Maple City, were in town Saturday and Sunday.
Several young men are united in building a public hall at Norris= corners, under the supervision of Wm. Benjamin. Mr. B. is a young man and a good workman and is shoving the work right along.
The sick in this neighborhood generally are getting better.
The outlook for hay, oats, wheat and peas is at present generally goos.
The old lady, Mrs. Duryea, who has been sick for a few weeks, is no better and but little hopes of her recovery are had.
We were permitted to look through Clem Brown=s green house last week, and find he is getting a nice start with plants and flowers.
Rev. Jonathan Hogans and James Elliott from Long Lake, attended Lone Tree last Sunday, and we were permitted to listen to an excellent sermon; text was:ABe Ye Also Ready.@
19 June 1890
Mattie Duryea is able again to ride out and we hope to see him at the head of his Sunday school class at Lone Tree and meeting.
Isaac Millhouse, who went to Indianapolis, some months ago, is getting better, and we hope to soon see him home again.
This is excellent corn weather and farmers should avail themselves of the opportunity of using their cultivators thoroughly during these hot days, and get rid of the grass which has got a good start.
Quite a sad accident occurred to James Ferris and John Mansell last Sunday. After loading a pig in the wagon the team became unmanageable and ran away throwing Mr. Ferris out, cutting his face badly and knocked out a tooth and bruised him up otherwise. Mr. Mansell was bruised considerably, and run over with the wagon, but it is hoped that nothing serious will result to either of them. The team ran nearly a mile without hurting or breaking anything and was caught. The young porker stayed in the wagon and made the trip all safe, but we rather think if it could give us a description of its fast ride on a lumber wagon, it would prefer to go on foot and take more time to it the next time.
26 June 1890
Geo. D. Willobee is cutting his hay.
Minton Willobee was home Sunday.
People are cultivating their corn and potatoes.
Beautiful weather! Crops are growing finely.
Mrs. Kate Worthington of Platte is visiting her old home.
B. Bellenger has been working for Mr. Norris the past week.
The new hall on the corner if progressing finely; they are putting on the shingles.
Mrs. Hodgson has been confined to her bed for the past week. Everybody else is well as far as we know.
Mr. Benjamin still keeps putting in wire fence. A very good way to keep good friends with our neighbors.
10 July 1890
Mrs. Jno. Hodgson is gaining slowly under the care of Dr. Chase.
Mr. and Mrs. Norman Hathaway called at J. M. Benjamin=s this week.
Sunday school was organized June 30 with J. F. Pratt sup=t., and Mary Willobee sec=y.
Miss Anice Reynolds of Traverse City, is visiting her cousin, Miss Josie Benjamin.
There will be preaching next Sunday at 3 o=clock in the afternoon, by Rev. Jno. Hodgson, and S. S. in the church.
Mary Willobee closed her school in Kasson July 3, and will beAat home@ to all her friends for the next two months.
Silas Whinnery was shot in the shoulder about a week ago, by a small boy with an air gun. It is a very painful would still.
The hour for Sunday school is 4 p.m.
The new public hall is not an ornament to the town.
Leonard Stevenson and family move to the peninsula this week.
Mary Willobee came home Friday night and returned to her school Monday morning.
P. C. Gilbert and J. E. Lautner of Traverse City have been at Cedar Run within the past week.
Mrs. Sarah Hodgson is quite sick with disease of the spine, but is reported some better at this writing.
Mr. and Mrs. Jno. Johnson of Traverse City have been staying with Mrs. Johnson=s mother, Mrs. Hodgson, during her illness.
Rev. Mr. Miller held religious services at the school house last Sunday afternoon, and after preaching an eloquent, intellectual and spiritual sermon, organized a Sunday school with the following officers: Supt. J. F. Pratt; Ass=t Supt., Mrs. J. M. Thomas; Sec=y, Mary Willobee; Treas. And chorister, Hattie Benjamin. We are told that Mr. Miller is a graduate of Hamilton theological college and is sent out by the presbyterian board of home missions. May all his labors be successful in accomplishing much good.
24 July 1890
Isaac Milhouse is expected to return home next week.
Miss Roberts from Florida is visiting with her sister, Mrs. Robertson, for the last week.
Rev. Josiah White from Maple City attended Lone Tree again last Sabbath.
Libbie Wood from Manton attended friends= meeting at Lone Tree last Sabbath.
Since our last Rev. Mr. Bushee of Traverse City was called on by Jack Dawson to tie the knot for him and Inez Fillmore, and they were pronounced one. Our best wishes for them are prosperity and a happy life together.
In a short trip a few evening ago we noticed that Mr. O=Mealy has been making additional improvements on his farm with new fences and an addition to his barn; also Jack McGill, his near neighbor, has put up a new barn.
Getting pretty dry.
G. D. Willobee was in Traverse City Monday.
Rev. A. F. Jenne is spending a few days at the Run.
Miss Grace Swan visited friends at the Run last Sunday.
We understand the M. & N. E. R.R. surveyors will set grade stakes along Cedar Run this week.
C. F. Powell is here from Indiana.
Minton Willobee spent Sunday at home. Mrs. Hodgson is still very poorly.
Josiah Gray has bought quite a quantity of pine timber which he intends having manufactured into shingles. He has about two hundred thousand already contracted and will still contract.
F. M. Beverly has re-shingled his barn.
Joshua Simmonds has a raging forest fire.
Several of Mr. Norris= family have been having la grippe.
G. D. Willobee put up forty rolls of barbed wire fence last week.
Mrs. Riley Corbitt has returned from an extended visit in Indiana.
Miss Emelie Ruthardt is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. Ruthardt.
Our Sunday school is one of the most interesting ever conducted at this place.
TheAForest Workers@ were very generously entertained at AForest Lodge@ last Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Thornbury of Maple City were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Silas Whinnery and Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Whinnery last Sunday.
31 July 1890
Mrs. Kenworthy was very sick for a few days last week, but at present is convalescent again.
Miss Avery, from near Silver Corners, attended Lone Tree with Mrs. Sluyter last week.
Quite a number of Lone Tree people were out berry picking last week, and they report berries not very plenty.
We should have said in our last week=s communication that Mrs. Dr. Demurt of Cleveland, O., is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Crain.
If any one wishes to see the boss field of corn of 12 or 14 acres, in this northern Michigan, it will pay him to go to the head of Long lake and look over into Evan East=s field.
Rev. Dr. Harvey from Kansas City is in the vicinity of Lone Tree and Long Lake. In a few of his meetings held at Lone Tree we were reminded of the fact, in the way he handled his subjects on certain doctrinal points as taught by friends, that he is thoroughly competent for the work as a christian, as well as a fine scholar of different languages and of history.
We judge from the calls on F. J. Stover last week by the Forest Lodge people for honey that he has good sales for his surplus stock. Some of the parties expect to arrange with him to ship some of his honey to Chicago when they return. This speaks well for Grand Traverse honey put up in a tasty and attractive manner as a delicious wholesome luxury.
7 August 1890
Rev. L.A. Jenne was in town last week.
A. F. Jenne and wife are visiting at S. Whinnery=s.
Chart Thomas of Ind., is visiting his brother J. M. Thomas.
Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Stanton and family, of Traverse City, visited at J. M. Thomas= last week.
A special invitation is given to all to attend religious services next Sunday at he school house at 3 o=clock p.m.
L. Ruthardt met with an accident last week which bruised him badly. His team ran away and threw a load of fence posts striking him with several posts.
Some one at Cedar Run does not believe that P. T. Barnum, the showman, is dead. Mr. Editor, will you please tell him also, when and how? [P.T. Barnum is still living- ED. HERALD].
There will be a Sunday school convention at Long Lake, August 14. All Sunday schools are invited to come or send delegates. If the weather permits services will be held in the grove opposite Mr. Moler=s.
In looking over the improvements of the town last week we were called to notice the mill property of A. Norris & Sons. No where on the proposed new route of the M. & N. E. R.R. is there a better situation for manufacturing and lumber making.
21 August 1890
John Runyon of Traverse City is working at the mill.
Mrs. T. J. Whinery is able to do her house work again.
The whistle of the steam thresher is heard in our midst.
Louis Lamar has moved into Frank Lee=s vacant house.
Mr. and Mrs. A. F. Jenne will make Empire their future home.
J. M. Benjamin and D. G. Shorter attended the G.A.R. picnic at Traverse City.
Mrs. Jose Reynolds and children of Traverse City, are visiting at J. M. Benjamin=s.
Joseph Powell and family arrived from Indiana last Thursday. Francis and Laura Powell came also.
Robert Freeman of East Kasson visited our Sunday school last Sunday, and reported himself much pleased with the services.
Julius Norris is now sole owned of the new hall, Wm. Benjamin and John Shorter having traded their shares for lots in Oak Park suburb.
School in this district will close Friday, Aug. 22d. Their proposed picnic will be postponed to Aug. 28, and will combine with the P. of I. picnic.
Norris & Co. have completed their sawdust elevator which takes the sawdust as it falls from the saw and empties it into the cart in the yard to be drawn away.
There will be a grand meeting of the P. of I. lodges of the surrounding country Aug. 28th, in the grove near Cedar Run school house. Everybody is invited, and particularly the patrons.
The Sunday school convention was held Thursday, Aug. 14, in Chester Elliott=s grove near Long Lake. The Ruler of all things granted us a beautiful day. The following Sunday schools were in attendance: Long Tree, Pleasant Grove No. 4, Long Lake and Cedar Run, with delegates from Manton. Several good essays were read and certainly a band of little children never did better, both in speaking and singing, than those who helped to make this meeting one to be long remembered by all present.
Mrs. Wood from Manton was in the vicinity of Lone Tree a few days ago.
Mr. Demurt from Cleveland, Ohio, is stopping at L. S. Craine=s, for a few days.
We are glad to say that Mrs. Kenworthy who has been sick for a few months past is again convalescing.
We don=t think that Mr. partridge is sending out postal cards as stated in your editorial last week. That is one of the old dodges usually used, isn=t it.
John Carey and his wife Ruth, a minister in the society of Friends from Manton, has been visiting in the vicinity of Long Lake and Lone Tree last week. They were at Lone Tree last Sabbath and she preached us two excellent sermons.
We attended the Long Lake picnic last week and by request we take liberty to give the readers of the HERALD a summary report of the work of the day. The day being fine and all that could be asked, the different schools began to gather at an early hour, and at 11 o=clock were called to order by Rev. Josiah White from Maple City, who read the 23d Psalm after which Ella Pegg led in prayer. Then songs, recitations and essays were in order until 12:30. We then adjourned for dinner, of which we partook largely as we all do on such occasions as these, after which many baskets full of fragments were gathered up and schools settled down to work again. During the exercises, essays were read by Emma Thomas, title, The Fly Wheel; essay by Mary Willobee, title, Mission Work; essay by Lloyd East, title, Habits of whisky, tobacco and swearing; declamation by Miss White from Maple City, which was well fitting for the occasion, followed by P. C. Gilbert of Traverse City, title, What is it to be Happy. Essays by Miss Luella Richard, Mrs. Wellborn, and Oscar Thomas, of which we did not get the titles, but all were well rendered and worthy of praise, and the little boys and girls did remarkably well in their recitations and songs, and it showed great care on the part of their teachers in the way they were instructed. So we had a splendid good time, the subjects were instructive as well as impressive. Yet many were disappointed, as the announcement went out for a Sabbath school conference of the different schools. On the account of some misunderstanding the president who was appointed a year ago failed to get charge of the work properly, hence the most important part of the work, as touching a conference of the schools and to bring out questions and answers as to the best methods of conducting schools was omitted. Thus ended an enjoyable day to all and a splendid time long to be remembered. The schools were well represented with 200 or upwards in attendance.
28 August 1890
Norris & Co. have reshingled their mill.
Miss Josie Benjamin is visiting in Traverse City.
Master Charlie Simmonds has returned from Indiana.
T. C. Shugart has built an addition to his blacksmith shop.
Mary Willobee is attending the teacher=s institute in Traverse City.
Amos Gay of Indiana is visiting P. Simmonds folks and other friends in this vicinity.
Mrs. J. Reynolds and children returned to their home in Traverse City Wednesday.
Miss Augusta Ruthardt of Grand Rapids is the guest of her cousin, Miss Emelie Ruthardt.
11 September 1890
Wm. Benjamin has gone to the Peninsula.
Atley Thomas is attending Traverse City high school.
Miss Hattie Benjamin will attend school in Traverse City.
Mary Willobee will visit friends in Ogdensberg this week.
The P. of I.=s have contracted for goods with G. D. Willobee.
The P. of I. picnic the 28th ult. was a success in every way. Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Whinnery are visiting friends in this neighborhood.
Miss Emma Thomas spent a few days last week visiting friends in Traverse City.
Mrs. Nedry intends to return with her daughter, Mrs. Booth, to her old home in Illinois.
Frank Beverly talks of moving on to his place in Garfield and A. F. will rent his farm here.
Mrs. Rosa Bellinger of Maple City visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. Norris, last week.
A gentleman from Indiana whose name we don=t know, talks of purchasing Mrs. Nedry=s property here.
Result of school meeting: T. C. Shugart was elected director for full term. Voted to have four months winter school, commencing the first Monday in November.
18 September 1890
Miss Martha Gray will teach the Green Briar school.
Quite a number of our citizens attended the county fair.
Julius Norris will attend school in Traverse City this winter.
We understand that Jesse Shisler has purchased his mother=s farm.
Miss Maud Pratt of Oviatt, commences her school in district No. 1 this week.
P. C. Gilbert is visiting at J. M. Thomas=. He will start for Ann Arbor soon.
Frost did no serious damage here last Sunday night, although he left his mark.
Wm. Hannaford, Jr., and family visited J. M. Benjamin and family last Sunday.
Little Jimmie Norris has been very sick with throat trouble and diphtheria was feared.
T. C. Shugart has cut his corn on Mr. Whinnery=s place and Mr. Corbitt has cut his also.
W. H. Umlor gave a rousing good speech at Lake View Hall last evening. Give us some more such.
Miss Emma Thomas visited Mrs. P. H. Smith and family atAForest Lodge@ last week, returning home Friday.
25 September 1890
Rev. Mr. Eldred preached at Lone Tree last Sunday.
Mrs. Demurt returned home to Cleveland, Ohio, last week.
Miss Eva Gilmore from near Old Mission is teaching the fall and winter school in the Cox district.
Miss Martha Barney is teaching the Lone Tree school this fall and perhaps will teach the winter term.
Miss Holdsworth from Traverse City attended Lone Tree Sabbath school and meeting last Sunday.
Clark Kenworthy and family moved to Indiana last week where he expects to make his future home.
John Cox and part of his family returned to his farm last week; drove through with team. The balance of his family will be here this week on the excursion.
A number of Friends from Long Lake will go to Manton next Saturday and Sunday at the setting up of a Friends monthly meeting at that place.
This time it is Herman Popst; he has again taken to himself a wife to further comfort him in the pathway of life. May prosperity and happiness follow along in their pathway of life. Now boys who will be next.
According to previous arrangement a very agreeable surprise was gotten up on Evan East on last Saturday evening. After nearly all the party had gained admittance and pleasantly seated Mr. East was called in by his wife, she announcing to him that one of the neighbors was in and wished to see him. Leaving his evening=s work he came in and was most agreeably surprised to find a host of his friends and neighbors wanting to see him. After a few minutes of laughter and a hearty reception we settled down to business of the evening. The table was speedily arranged with the delicious comforts of life, such as usually find their way on the tables on such occasions, after which we were comfortably seated around the table enjoying the good things so nicely prepared by the ladies, and as there was no lack of pies, cakes and fruits, with here and there a chicken pie, your correspondent almost hesitated where to begin, but as we are a lover of chicken pie we wish to say to you Mr. Editor if you could have seen us and the way in which we serve pie you would have felt like having a hand in the same game. Well, it is too good to talk about, but just good enough to enjoy when one misses a meal after a hard day=s work and riding four miles. After about thirty had eaten to the satisfying of their wants with a good social visit to all they began to disperse and retire to their several homes. Thus ended an evening of enjoyment to all present.
9 October 1890
Mrs. A. F. Jenne is assistant postmaster.
Great railroad meeting at Norris hall today.
Mr. Norris has built him a cellar 12 x 14 feet.
Minton Willobee was home recently on a visit.
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Corbitt have gone to Traverse City to live.
John G. Benjamin is home from the Peninsula for a week=s vacation.
Friends held their monthly meeting at the church last Saturday and Sunday.
The P. of I.=s are flourishing at this place and still keep getting new members.
Chas. Norris is having the vacant house on their farm remodeled for occupancy.
Mrs. Mary Hansen has been quite sick for some time but is nearly recovered at this writing.
Hattie Benjamin came home from Traverse City last Wednesday on account of poor health.
A. F. Jenne has bought 40 acres of land from his brother George and is making improvements thereon.
Charles Zimmerman, a former Cedar Run boy, came from Indiana on the excursion and will teach the No. 4 school this winter.
Geo. W. Benjamin came home from Agr=l college last Saturday. Monday, Oct. 13 he will commence a five months term of school in the Umlor district.
6 November 1890
Jesse Shisler is moving into his new house.
Oscar Thomas is attending school in Traverse City.
Rev. L. A. Jenne is making his home with his son A. F., at present.
Everybody is going to election and we predict that someone will be surprised.
About two inches of snow is on the ground at present and more falling slowly.
Mrs. Minnie Dawson of Traverse City, has been spending a week at J. M. Thomas=s.
G. D. Willobee will close his store every Friday after Nov. 20th until farther notice.
George Benjamin attended the examination of teachers at Maple City last Saturday.
Mr. Moorman of Muskegon delivered a very excellent P. of I. lecture to a full house last Wednesday night.
John G. Benjamin who has recently entered the asylum as an attendant, reports himself highly pleased with the situation.
There will be a P. of I. pumpkin pie social at the Cedar Run school house Friday evening, Nov. 7th. Everybody come and bring a pie.
As the first step toward lumbering Josiah Gray has bought a team of E. F. Ferris that is the best and handsomest pair of horses on the road.
Josiah Gray has contracted with J. E. Greilick of Traverse City to put in the timber from 320 acres, Mr. Greilick=s recent purchase of S. K. Northam.
Minton Willobee spent Saturday night and Sunday at home. He has just returned from a trip to Detroit, Buffalo, Niagara Falls and points in Canada.
School begins in this district this morning with Katie Adsit, of Traverse City as teacher, and Mrs. J. J. Gray of Almira, commences her duties in the Green Briar school this morning.
20 November 1890
Josiah Gray is drawing logs for Frank Beverly.
G. D. Willobee purchased a horse team of B. J. Morgan last week.
Jerome Abbe has rented D. E. Wright=s farm for the coming year.
D. E. Wright is building a house in Traverse City and expects to move his family this week.
Louis Lamar has rented the vacant Norris house and will move in this week.
TheArailroad@ committee met a few days ago and pledged the right of way to Carp Lake. The company say they will commence on the road at once.
Miss Grace Swan of Elmwood, who has been visiting Mary Willobee, returned home Sunday.
Mary Willobee has accepted the position of principal of the graded school at Ogdensburg, and will leave Friday to enter upon her new duties.
27 November 1890
L. R. Richardson has built a new barn.
Mrs. Wares of Williamsburg has been visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Oren Case, during the past week.
Marshall Hallett has his new house enclosed and is living in it. It makes quite an improvement in the old homestead.
The P. of I. association at this place have decided to have a Christmas tree on Christmas eve. Everybody invited.
John Valleau is down in the bowels of the earth after water for A. F. Howard. Eight-eight feet is the depth and no water.
Quite a number of our young people were in attendance at the birthday surprise party given to Bart. Simmons of Cedar Run on Friday evening and report a splendid time.
E. J. East has harvested from that field of corn which was mentioned in the HERALD several times during its growth, about one hundred bushels of ears per acre.
We had intended to write up a description of our little hamlet, but the article headedAA Beautiful Village,@ in the HERALD of Nov. 20, has forestalled us for the present. But this place has other attracts which we will mention in the near future.
11 December 1890
Norris is putting into his mill a gang edger.
The railroad laborers are in camp on the Chapman lot now.
Frank Powell is doing a piece of slashing for P. F. Simmonds.
Minton Willobee came home last Saturday and made a short visit.
Mr. Gray has contracted with J. M. Thomas to put in the logs on a certain portion of his home farm.
There is about 4 inches of snow, making it an excellent time to skid logs and some are moving a few on the road. The ground is frozen and three or four inches more snow would make good sleighing.
J. Gray has already about three hundred thousand on the skids. He is making a road up through the valley past F. D. Willobee=s house, making an even grade down from the Northam=s mill. It will be one of the nicest tracks in the country.
1 January 1891
Things are moving along about as usual.
Wm. Benjamin spent this week at home.
The school will be closed until next Monday.
G. D. Willobee had the luck to get a horse killed in the woods a few days ago, that cost him $130.
It will take Mr. Norris about a week yet to complete the repairs on his mill. He is trying to make sure work, and have everything complete this time. He is going to considerable expense to have it right.
The R. R. company are building camps near the mineral spring and G. D. William=s farm, and are soon going to bring on about 40 hands to work. They intend pushing the work as fast as possible.
Speaking of the mineral spring, there has been very little said about the properties of the water of the spring, but there is much that can be said. Mr.Norris, whose health has been quite poor for a number of years, having gone south several winters to spend time been drinking the water from the mineral spring, and has improved so much in health he thinks he will not be obliged to go south this winter. It is almost miraculous how it will affect an individual.
Christmas was celebrated at the school house Wednesday evening by a full house. Two large evergreen trees in the front part of the house loaded with almost every kind of valuable, useful and beautiful presents attracted an eye, while we listened to an able and appropriate prayer from Rev. Mr. Hodgson, followed by many beautiful recitations from the little folks. Interspersed with appropriate songs, accompanied by the organ, after which the tree was unloaded of its burden of presents, J. M. Benjamin officiating at the tree. It was a very enjoyable occasion, and about 11 o=clock all went home with happy faces.
William Lyon has returned from the south part of the state.
Mr. and Mrs. James Elliott are visiting at Manton.
Our enterprising merchant, E. V. Davis, has been remodeling his store, which gives him more counter space.
George and Frank Atkinson each have a bran new cutter.
The Christmas tree arranged by Lake View association P. of I. was a decided success. Some very nice presents were displayed and a general good time was reported.
Rev. Mr. Taylor will hold a series of meetings in Lake View hall, commending Monday evening, Jan. 5, 1892.
J. W. Gitchel, who has been on the sick list for some time is no better. The neighbors had a wood bee on Tuesday last and cut him a nice pile of wood, and a short time before they visited Rev. Jonathan Hodgson with like result.
15 January 1891
We have about five inches of snow and today there is more coming.
The railroad company are working in the swamp north of Norris= mill.
Norris has his mill about completed. Intends to start up today or tomorrow.
The folks= missionary society met at the house of J. M. Thomas Sunday afternoon and report a pleasant time.
Mr. Gray commenced hauling logs about ten days ago. The snow being thin he only puts on about 2,000 feet. Will load heavier if we get more snow.
We heard this morning (but too late to attended the funeral) of the death of old Mr. Hewitt of Solon. The funeral was at Clear Brook today. Mr. Hewitt was one of the early settlers and a highly respected citizen.
22 January 1891
Mr. Getchell is very low.
There are now 30 men working on the M. & N. E. R. R.
29 January 1891
Very fine weather at our writing.
P. T. Simmonds has his mill almost in running order again, having put in a gang edger and nigger.
Most of our teams at the lake are either drawing logs or lumber for J. E. Greilick.
The methodists are holding a series of meetings at the hall, the Rev. Mr. Taylor at the head.
The P. of I.=s will hold their next meeting at Mrs. Valeau=s, being Jan. 31st.
Miss Ellen Pegg is expected home soon, having been to Mexico.
Charles Valeau has gone to Maple City, as head sawyer in one of the mills.
We are glad to be able to report that Mr. Gitchel, who has been sick for some time, is much better at this writing.
Charley Corbet returned home from his work, last week.
Elwood Cox has one of his horses hurt last week, by a log rolling on him.
5 February 1891
Mr. Coffield=s boy is convalescing.
Mrs. Drew=s health is so much improved that she is again about her work.
Miss Katie Adsit spent Saturday and Sunday with Mr. Benjamin=s folks.
C. F. Powell, who got his foot hurt about two weeks ago, is much better.
The meetings at Long Lake are closed for the present, we understand.
The M. & N. E. R. R. Co. are grading a few rods south of Mr. Norris=s house.
Mrs. Beverly is visiting at Mrs. Goin=s this week. She expects to return home on Friday.
Mr. Gitchel is feeling better and quite a number feel greatly encouraged to hope for his recovery.
Rev. Mr. Hodgson expects to start for Manton tomorrow to be gone two or three weeks on ministerial work.
Norris= mill is running nicely now, with a capacity of fifteen thousand per day. Mr. Gray has already three hundred and fifty thousand in the yard.
12 February 1891
Geo. W. Benjamin called at Samuel Simmond=s last Sabbath.
Mrs. Whinery has been visiting the past week at her son=s, Wm. Whinery, at Maple City.
Miss Lizzie Marshall has commenced to hold a series of religious meetings at the friends= church at Long Lake.
19 February 1891
Snow is about town inches deep, and more coming.
A. F. Jenne is building a new house on his lot north of Norris= mill.
There will be a P. of I. meeting at the school house on Saturday night, Feb. 21.
Mrs. Fanny Norris has been quite sick the past week, but is reported some better.
There will be a school entertainment at the school house on Saturday night, Feb. 28, Miss Katie Adsit, teacher. All are invited; who will be there?
School in district No. 4 will close on the 27th.
Mrs. Oren Case and A. A. Loucks are on the sick list.
The Simmonds mill commenced work for the season last week.
Miss Ella Pegg has returned from her missionary work in Mexico.
Rev. Jonathan Hodgson of this place is holding protracted meetings at Manton.
J. W. Gitchel, who has been confined to his bed for some time, is on the gain.
Miss Lizzie Marshall, from Ohio, is holding a series of meetings at the friends= church at this place.
Hiram Brown is home from the lumber woods, and is hauling logs from his own place to Lake Ann.
Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Wares of Williamsburg are visiting at Mrs. Wares= parents, Mr. and Mrs. Oren Case.
Horace Chase, who has one of his legs broken while at work in the lumber woods, has so far recovered as to be able to ride out.
Julius Martinek, whose health has been very poor for some time, returned home on the 12th accompanied by a sister from Chicago.
26 February 1891
Wm. Benjamin was home last Sabbath.
Lumber, logs and railroad are the main show at present.
Geo. W. Benjamin called at Samuel Simmonds= Sunday afternoon.
Mr. Gray has put nearly a million feet of logs already into the mill yard.
J. M. Thomas, who has been quite sick the last ten days, is so he is about the house some.
Eber Goin returned home yesterday from a visit to his daughter, Mrs. Albert Worthington.
The R. R. Co. are preparing to drive spiles for a bridge across Cedar Run, just south of Mr. Norris= house.
George Benjamin will close a very successful term of school Friday March 6th, and give an entertainment in the evening.
Mr. Norris= mill never did as good work before, I should judge they had sawed nearly as much already as they did all last winter. Mrs. Norris was able to be out to church Sunday evening.
Mr. Benjamin=s young folks were quite pleasantly surprised last Friday night, by a party if young people with candy, sugar and other refreshments for a candy pull. A very pleasant time is reported.
12 March 1891
W. A. Corbitt is on the sick list.
Miss Pearl Valleau, of Leesville, is visiting relatives here.
C. A. Valleau came home from Empire yesterday with the grip.
Wm. Lyon and wife are confined to their beds; they have both been in poor health for some time.
Charles Zimmerman has just closed a very successful term of school in district No. 4, and with his friend Mr. Yancy, will soon start for their old home in Indiana.
Miss Lizzie Marshall has just closed a very successful series of meetings at this place. About forty have been reclaimed and converted. On last Sabbath afternoon a young people society of Christian Endeavor was organized here with about thirty members. May success attend the effort.
Wm. Benjamin spent a few days at home last week.
Mary Willobee visited home and friends at the Run on Saturday.
Miles Gilmore, of Ogdensberg, visited at the Run last Saturday,
Railroad men are driving spiles in Cedar Run a few rods from Mr. Norris= home.
Katie Adsit has been visiting friends in the edge of Leelanaw Co. for a few days past.
Geo. W. Benjamin closed a very successful term of school in the Umlor district last Friday and gave a delightful entertainment in the evening.
Minton Willobee came home sick Wednesday morning of last week, but has so much improved as to return to his work on Monday morning.
Sleighing is still good, and J. H. Gray is still drawing logs down the valley road with three teams, five trips each, and from two to three thousand feet to a load. Everything is lively. Norris= mill is cutting much more lumber than it ever cut before and will run all summer.
19 March 1891
The four months term in No. 3, Long Lake, closed March 6th with pleasing exercises, consisting of speaking, singing and marching, which did great credit to pupils and teacher. Nellie Mosher has given entire satisfaction, and we feel we must hire her for another term, and if we cannot retain her, we shall feel we have lost a good teacher and a kind friend. The director asked all the scholars who wished the teacher to return for another term to arise. Every scholar was soon on their feet.
2 April 1891
Minton Willobee spent Sunday at home.
Miss Zeigler returned to the Run on Monday.
Mrs. Norris returned home from Traverse City a few days ago.
The R. R. men are cutting the timber across Mr. Benjamin=s farm.
Mr. Gitchel is so far convalescent as to be able to go to the barn to for chores.
Miss Katie Adsit has been visiting at Mr. Benjamin=s the past week.
J. H. Gray has nearly completed his job of logs. He has put into Mr. Norris= yard about a million and a quarter feet.
Mrs. Benjamin has been spending the week at Traverse City with her husband. We hear that there us prospects of Mr. Benjamin=s recovery.
Last Thursday evening about 9 o=clock, the Simmonds= mill was discovered on fire and was too far gone to save anything. There are no conjectures as to where the fire originated, as Mr. Summonds was himself at the mill after supper, and considered everything safe. We understand Mr. Simmonds will now move onto his farm.
9 April 1891
Supervisor, Chester J. Elliott
Clerk, Warren Neal
Treasurer, James Brown
Justice, full term, Joseph B. Durga
Justices, to fill vacancies, Jeremiah M. Thomas, Herman Popst
School Inspector, Marshall Hallett
Com. Highways, Joseph B. Durga
Member Board of Review, J. M. Thomas
Constables, W. Neal, J. Brown, J. Tharp
Mary Willobee is spending a few days home.
Mr. Norris has shut down his mill for a few days.
People are very busy getting ready to put in their crops.
Theodore Bell is employed as watchman in the mill.
Wm. Whinnery, of Maple City, was at the Run, on Sunday.
Mrs. Mary Draw is spending a few days with friends at the Run.
Minton Willobee is helping his father enlarge his wood pile.
P. T. Simonds has moved on to his farm. We all heartily greet our old neighbor.
Henry Cummings called on your correspondent Monday, on his way to Traverse City.
Miss Lizzie Marshall, the evangelist, is holding a series of meetings at the school house calling forth large congregations, who seem much interested. May God prosper her in her efforts.
We understand that L. A. Jenne, formerly of this place, left Traverse City, Friday morning for southeastern Ohio.
23 April 1891
Mary Willobee is spending a few days at Traverse City.
Mr. Packard and family of Kasson attended church here last Sunday.
Richard Revalds and family of Traverse City were guests at Mr. Benjamin=s Sunday.
The railroad mostly graded as far as Cedar Run and one of the officials said the cars would be running to this place by the 20th of June.
Your correspondent made a very agreeable call on Mr. Herrington of Kasson one day last week, the first time since he built his new house. Mr. H. has a very nice situation. His house is quite beautifully arranged, and everything looks nice and thrifty about the farm, Your correspondent could not help thinking it would be a nice place to live.
Miss Lizzie Marshall closed her series of meetings here last evening. There was a full attendance and many a sober face as they one by one took the parting hand. Her influence will be remembered and felt for many days. She has won many warm and worthy friends during her short stay at Cedar Run. We understand she will hold a few meetings in Traverse City next week and move on to Manton.
30 April 1891
E. V. Davis sold his farm on section 3 to Adam Stricker.
William Leit has rented his farm on the county line to L. K. Richardson for three years.
Charles Brown has finished his logging job at Lake Ann, and has moved on to his farm.
Supervisor Elliott has been busy the past week taking the assessment of Long Lake township.
The spring term of school in district No. 4 commenced on the 20th inst., with Leoyd [sic] East as teacher.
David Wares, Jr. and Dave Stott have taken a contract for cutting logs for E. Filmore at the south end of Long Lake.
Mr. Paris has his mill machinery on the ground, formerly occupied by the Simmonds= mill, and is getting ready to saw the logs delivered at that place during the month.
During the past week we have noticed several fish lights on long lake, and it looks as if someone would have to pay the penalty for violating the law in regard to spearing, before they are willing to quit.
We understand that Mr. Zimmerman intends to move his family to Traverse City in a short time. Mr. Z. and family have a host of friends in this vicinity, and we are confident that the best wishes of all will go with them to their new home.
Weddings and rumors of weddings:- On the 25th inst, by the Rev. Jonathan Hodgson, Mr. Francis Ransom, of Lake Ann, to Miss Lucy Kingdon, of Neal. On the 26th at the residence of C. C. Howard, Mr. Gearing of Bingham, to Miss Lizzie Riehl, of this place, and rumor has it that another couple have joined their fortunes during the past week.
7 May 1891
The dining hall at Forest Lodge is completed.
Stephen McGary unearthed over 100 bushels of potatoes May 1st.
Jim Dyer beat his neighbors farming by sowing his oats April 24th.
Mr. Newstead has rented the Burden farm and is making improvements in the way of fences.
Val Dunn is treating his house with a coat of paint which adds very much to its appearance.
Lavona Ferris is teaching her third term of school in the Dunn district. A good recommend.
Nellie Mosher is again teaching in district No. 3, with a larger attendance than during the winter.
Mrs. Will Newstead, nee Lottie Hall, bade adieu to her paternal home and began housekeeping in one of Mr. Ferris= houses.
14 May 1891
Herald Correspondence May 11
Elmer Crain expects to move to his farm this week.
Mary Hanson is spending two weeks at Traverse City.
Elmer Hoxie has gone to Elmwood to help his father for a week.
Norris= mill has shut down to fight fire. Mill and P. O. are in danger.
Mary Willobee commenced her school at Platt last Monday morning, a month term.
Forest fires are raging. J. E. Greilick=s land has been completely run over with fire.
The school house in Dist. No. 3, Solon, burned with wood, wood-shed and out buildings.
11 June 1891
John Fish is on the sick list this week.
Mr. Norris will start his mill tomorrow.
Julius Norris spent last week at Cedar Run.
Mrs. Malvin Miller of Shady Slope visited at Mr. Thomas= last Sunday.
Mrs. Lenora Richardson is visiting her old home and parents at this place.
The Young Folks Missionary Society will meet at Mr. Gitchel=s next Sunday at 7:30 o=clock. All come.
We understand that the advance company of M. & N. E. R.R. Co. laborers are working near Cedar Lake, in Elmwood.
Our school teacher, Miss Lillian, will give an entertainment at the school house on Friday evening, June 19th. Come and have a good time,
On Tuesday evening of last week we were aroused from our slumbers by a charming sound of raindrops on the roof. We had a beautiful rain which makes every thing grow. Farmers are cultivating their corn, which is looking good.
18 June 1891
Miss Anice Reynolds is visiting at Mr. Benjamin=s this week.
J. M. Thomas is spending a few days on his farm this week.
J. M. Benjamin was at Traverse City Saturday on business.
The railroad laborer on the grade under the supervision of R. N. Davis moved into the camps at Cedar Run one day last week. They have the grade completed to the Run and the iron laid to within two miles.
There will be aApink social@ held at the Rev. Mr. Hadson=s on Friday evening, June 26, for the benefit of church interests. All are cordially invited. ladies are expected to bring lunch for two, and gentlemen expected to bring their purses.
The Chicago tourists are expected at Forest Lodge, June 23.
Miss Edna Hall took a pleasure trip to Green Lake, June 7th.
The marriage of Myron Wares and Miss Phebe Ebare occurred June 10th. Congratulations.
Mr. & Mrs. Stephen McGerry visited their brother Michael McGerry, at Keystone, June 7th.
A visit from Sec. Geo. McWethy and nice was enjoyed by teachers and pupils. Also several visits from parents of pupils.
The scholars and teacher in Dist. No. 3, tender a vote of thanks to the school board and P. of I=s for nine very nice window curtains on patent rollers.
Nellie Mosher and Miss Pearl, enjoyed the exercises at the Baptist church, the 14th. The church was beautifully decorated. A very interesting program. The exercises were a credit to Pastor and Sunday school.
25 June 1891
Grapes are growing finely.
Minton Willobee was home Sunday.
Miles Gilmore visited friends at the Run Sunday.
We are promised an excursion from Cedar Run to Manistee the 4th of July.
Francis Powell has a friend from Leelenaw county visiting there a few days past.
Mrs. [illegible] Reynolds of Traverse City visited at Mr. Benjamin=s last Saturday.
Mary Willobee was home from Platte last Saturday, and returned to her school next day.
Wm. Benjamin and family will commence keeping house this morning near the huckleberry marsh.
The iron on the M. & N. E. R. R. is laid to within a mile of Cedar Run. They are now grading near Norris= mill.
Thos. Haywood and family of Garfield and a Mr. Haywood from Old Mission, took dinner at Mr. Simmond=s last Sabbath.
It will be more than justice to our teacher, Miss Lillian Miller, to say that her entertainment on the 19th, was a complete success. All went home well pleased and said by some that it was the best ever given at Cedar Run. At the close of the entertainment a hat was passed and a liberal collection was taken for which there was tendered appropriate thanks.
9 July 1891
We expect to have a daily mail at this place in the near future.
The M. E. society have organized a Sabbath school at Lake View hall.
G. D. Willobee and family visited with the family of W. Neal Sunday.
Miss Hattie Fillmore started this morning on a visit with her parents in Wisconsin.
T. B. Moler of Traverse City spent Sabbath with the family of W. A. Corbitt.
Hiram Brown has purchased a horse of B. J. Morgan, to replace one that recently died.
Mr. Swift and family from Chicago have arrived at Forest Lodge for their summer vacation.
A goodly number of our people celebrated the Fourth at Traverse City and all report a good time.
Miss Winnie Hendricks of Traverse City and Mr. Geo. Atkinson of this place were married on the Fourth. Congratulations.
There will be a meeting at the friends= church at this place on Friday, July 10, at 10 o=clock a.m. Several ministers from Indiana are expected to be present.
The Y. P. S. C. E. hold meeting at the friends= church every Sabbath evening at seven o=clock. Considerable interest is manifested.
Mr. Paris= mill has finished sawing the logs where the Simmonds= mill burned, and Mr. Paris has moved his mill to the east side of Long lake on the site formerly occupied by H. L. & Co.
23 July 1891
Wm. Benjamin was in town Saturday.
Wm. Laroque, we understand, left for Canada on Friday.
Mrs. Shorter is visiting friends at the Run for a few days.
Charles Norris was at Manistee yesterday on the new railroad.
Potato bugs seem to be the topic of the day, but the farmers are waging a fierce battle.
Hay crop is very light. J. M. Thomas is home this week just finishing his haying.
The Rev. Allen Jay, who has been preaching a few weeks among us, left for his home in Indiana last Wednesday.
The R. R. is graded across the county line road. Track laying has been suspended for a few days for lack of iron.
Esam Secor has a new binder.
Farmers are busy gathering the new mown hay.
The mill engineer has moved his family into the Sweet house.
The refreshing rain that came last night has revived drooping vegetables.
Mr. Paris= saw mill is in running order. Mr. Newstead is boarding mill hands.
Mrs. Mary Kroupa of Traverse City visited her mother, Mrs. S. McGerry, who is quite ill.
Mrs. George Tuttle of Mayfield visited several days with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Hall.
Mr. and Mrs. Alonzo Howard of Gaylord are visiting his brother Carlos Howard and other relatives.
Rev. H. W. Howell, wife and Mrs. Connine, Mrs. Rennie, Nellie Mosher and Pearl visited Forest Lodge, Tuesday, the 14th.
Nearly every family in District No. 3 were in Traverse City the 4th and circus day and expressed themselves well pleased with the exercises both days.
July 10th was the last day Nellie Mosher=s three months= spring term. She has taught the school year, a four months= winter and three months= spring term. June 25th was her birthday, the scholars presented her with Gospel Hymns 1, 2, 3 and 4, and several other nice presents. Christmas, her scholars gave her a very nice silk handkerchief and these presents will be kept in fond remembrance of the dear scholars in No. 3.
30 July 1891
Very dry, even corn is suffering.
J. Mullen was in town on Saturday last.
Miss Lillian Miller attended church here last Sabbath.
J. Simmonds has bought a mate to his bay mare and will have a matched team.
Rev. Mr. Hodson is expected to preach at the Cedar Run school house, Sunday, Aug. 9th, at 3:30 p.m.
The Davis R. R. camp has moved down the line towards Traverse City 2 miles, the grading is complete some distance across the county line.
There will be a special missionary meeting at the friends= church next Sunday at half past three. They expect persons from abroad, all are cordially invited to come.
Rev. Mr. Foy, of Old Mission, preached an able discourse at Lake View hall last Sunday to a very attentive congregation. It will be long remembered by some.
1 October 1891
R. R. affairs are quiet at Cedar Run.
J. M. Thomas will go to Detroit on the excursion.
Mr. Beverly has just cut a very good crop of millet.
Mr. Gray has his house nearly completed and handsomely painted.
Mrs. Elizabeth Hanson of Champion U. P. is visiting her daughter Mrs. Shisler.
Josiah Gray commenced hauling logs to the mill this morning. Elmer Hoxie is skidding for him.
Mrs. Jno. Hodgson, Mrs. Kate Shugart and Scott Reynolds will go on the Richmond, Ind., excursion.
Loren Coffin has moved his household from Indiana and will into the Powell house for the winter.
The Missionary band held a special meeting at the Friends= church yesterday and Mrs. Perry H. Smith of Forest Lodge gave them a pleasant talk which will long be remembered by the Forest Workers.
8 October 1891
The R. R. workers are laying track today, and will go through town this week.
Josiah Gray has purchased a handsome draft team, harness and wagon, and will do a greater lumber business than ever, the coming winter.
Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin are spending a few days at Old Mission and vicinity.
Loren Coffin has bought an acre of land from A. F. Jenne and will build a residence very soon.
Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Simmonds who have been spending several weeks in Indiana are expected home tomorrow.
Mrs. E. Goin returned home last week. She has been visiting her daughter at Platte.
Rev. Mr. Coniter will preach next Sunday evening at the Norris hall.
29 October 1891
The iron is laid as far as the bridge by Mr. Norris=.
We learn that Miss Ella Pegg, who has been ill for several weeks past, is very much better.
We learn that the store of G. D. Willobee will be closed on every Friday until the first of March.
A. Norris is putting in machinery to cut veneering, also arranging the shingle mill to cut 18 inch shingles.
We learn this morning that the men=s sleeping building of Davis= camp, M. & N. E. R.R., burned down this morning. No clue was given to the cause of the fire. The men lost most of their clothes and money, laid by.
19 November 1891
Minton Willobee is home for a few days.
Mr. Coffin and family are nicely settled in their new house.
Norris= mill is sawing shingles, but stopped today for logs.
Rev. Mr. Hodgson is moving to Maple City. We shall all miss Mr. Hodgson.
Chas. Powell has taken a job, of building a boarding house at Lake Ann for Mr. Keir.
D. G. Shorter is preparing to build quite extensively across the street from J. H. Gray=s.
Joshua Simmonds has bought a lot just across the street from the post office, and intends to build soon.
Mrs. Elizabeth Hanson has been obliged to postpone her return home in consequence of her poor health.
The M. & N. E. R.R, have their track laid to Mr. Norris=s lumber yard. The engine crossed the big bridge first, last Saturday.
We had a light tracking snow last Saturday morning. G. D. Willobee has a number of calls forAbuck shot@ and we heard of several deer being taken during the day, but the snow soon went off and deer hunting had to stop.
A most enjoyable surprise party was given Mr. and Mrs. N. Avery on th 12th, it being the twentieth anniversary of their wedding day. A large number of friends gathered, and the Boys= band of Traverse City furnished music. The gifts were many and fine, and altogether it was a to-be remembered occasion. Mr. and Mrs. Avery desire to express their high appreciation of the compliment paid them and the remembrance of their friends.
3 December 1891
T. C. Shugart has been quite poorly for the past week.
F. M. Beverly is making a road through to the land he bought of D. G. Shorter, intending to put in logs from there this winter.
Geo. Benjamin opened a term of school in district No. 2, Solon township, last Tuesday. That means progress for the pupils.
Mr. Norris has nearly completed his shingle contract and will soon begin to saw lumber. Forty thousand shingles a day counts fast on a pile of logs.
The light fall of snow last week has served to bring the sleighs into service and we hear the merry jungle of bells. Mr. Gray has several teams already hauling logs from the South woods.
The M. & N. E. R.R. have their track laid clear through town. The difficulty in the marsh area has been surmounted and trains are now running regular from Manistee to Cedar Run which will be the terminus of the road this winter. They will resume early in the spring with renewed force expecting to reach Traverse City by the first of July.
10 December 1891
Mr. Oscar Linkletter was in town today.
S. K. Northam was in town a few days ago on business.
T. C. Shugarts is some better so as to do some work in the shop.
About half an inch of snow fell last night but the sun has dissolved it today.
Jesse Shisler moved last week to Traverse City, leaving his house unoccupied. Mr. Shisler will be much missed.
Mr. Norris has suspended sawing shingles and is now sawing lumber for Mr. Shorter=s new barn.
During the wind Friday, about one-third of Mr. Beverly=s barn roof blew off, and they are putting on the shingles today.
J. H. Gray sent five gangs of men into the woods this morning. Mr. Gray is doing considerable business in lumber, and we wish him success.
Wm. Whinnery moved from Maple City last week and now occupies the house just vacated by J. Simmonds, who moved to Lake Ann the week before last.
Rev. Mr. Coulter preached an able discourse at the Run last Sunday evening after which a worthy collection was taken up for improving the parsonage.
24 December 1991
No sleighing yet, but Mr. Gray keeps moving logs on wheels.
J. Simmonds is putting the lumber on the ground for his new residence.
Mr. Shorter is progressing finely with his new barn. He is now putting on the roof.
The railroad company have their side track completed. They are still at work with the gravel train.
Mr. Ransom is shoving his new store along as fast as possible. He wants to get it ready by New Year=s.
Mrs. Whinnery has returned home from her daughter=s. Mrs. A. F. Jenne, where she has been staying a couple of weeks. Mrs. Jenne=s health is improving finely.
Mr. Willobee, who has been sick for several days, is some better but not he is around yet. We hope he will be around soon.
7 January 1892
Snow about eight inches deep.
Mr. Shorter has his barn nearly completed.
Mr. Ransom has his store enclosed and the roof on.
Julius Norris has been spending his vacation at home.
Wm. Osborn and Frank Simmonds will start for Indiana, Wednesday Jan. 6th.
Logs are running briskly into Norris= yard and the mill whistle is heard again.
Miss Mary Willobee came home on Monday, and after visiting Traverse City, and several families in town returned to her school on Saturday Jan. 2nd.
14 January 1892
J. H. Gray went to Traverse City to day on business.
Miss Weller, who has been home on a vacation about two weeks, has returned to Mr. Gray=s.
S. K. Northam was in town last Friday.
The company at Lake Ann are buying logs loaded on the cars at Cedar Run.
Silas Whinery has sold a quantity of pines and hardwood to the same company, delivered on cars.
J. Algire is putting on a quantity of pine.
21 January 1892
J. H. Gray has gone to Lake Ann today on business.
Mr. Lamar has commenced building his house on the lot bought of D. G. Shorter.
Joshua Simmonds who has been on the sick list for the past week is reported some better.
Arthur Remington got his foot hurt quite badly last Saturday while loading logs on the cars.
Mr. Shorter has his barn completed and is now accommodating all who wish stalling and feed.
Miss Laura Stratton of Garfield who has been spending about three weeks visiting friends at the Run returned yesterday.
J. M. Thomas has been laying over several days with la grippe, and it seems to grip his pretty tight. He is not much if any better.
Mr. Norris is putting in new machinery in his shingle mill, and will soon commence sawing shingles again. He has quite a quantity of logs now in the yard.
28 January 1892
La grippe is the prevailing epidemic.
Mrs. June is able to do her own work again.
Joshua Simmonds has the frame up for his new residence.
J. M. Thomas was well enough to be out of doors Sunday.
We understand the mill will lie in much better shape than it ever was before.
Mrs. Benjamin and two daughters have been sick for several days, but are now able to be around the house again.
Miss Sarah Jessup who has been at Mr. June=s for several months has returned to her home near Maple City.
We are glad to hear that O. Shugart who got his leg hurt several days ago is now so he is at work again.
Mr. Norris has his shingle mill nearly done and help engaged, and will commence sawing shingles tomorrow.
The snow was drifted so badly last week as to delay the mail, a circumstance seldom known on this route. The roads are now broke out good.
4 February 1892
J. M. Thomas is still quite poorly.
The mill is laying still for want of help.
J. E. Greilick made a flying visit at the Run on Friday last.
Miss Lillian Miller was visiting friends atAthe Run@ last week.
Silas and Wm. Whinery went to Lake Ann this morning on business.
Miss Lois Willobee is suffering intensely from a fellon on her finger.
The young folks say it seems lonesome since Wm. Hoxie went away to camp last Tuesday morning. Will has been quite an agreeable resident at the Run for a long time.
About 2 o=clock Saturday afternoon as G. D. Willobee went to enter his store he was met by a volume of smoke which was almost suffocating. He soon found that it came from a quantity of ready made clothing which occupied several short, low shelves on the north side of the room, beneath which was a quantity of cotton batting which had evidently taken the fire first. J. M. Benjamin was present at the time was discovered, and with much presence of mind on the part of Mr. Benjamin the flames were soon extinguished. Nothing but the batting and clothing were burned. The building was not injured materially. $50 will cover the loss. There was very little fire in the stove which stock the back against the shelves about 7 feet from the shelves. It is difficult to conjecture how the fire originated.
11 February 1892
But little snow, but sleighing is good.
Joshua Simmonds has moved into his new house.
Wm. Whinery has gone to Maple City to finish a job of logs not quite completed.
Mr. LaMar has the foundation laid and upright for his new residence.
J. H. Gray unloaded a car load of hay one day last week sent him from southern part of the state.
Mr. Norris has been to White Cloud and hired men to make enough to run his mill and is now sawing shingles at the rate of 40 thousand per day.
18 February 1892
Bert Hildebrandt and John Valleau each have a new swell box cutter.
Willie Corbitt has a young daughter visiting with his family. Weight 4 pounds.
Marshall Hallett, Oren Case and several others are hauling logs to Lake Ann.
Miss Hattie Fillmore, who has been visiting friends in Garfield returned home yesterday.
Rev. Mr. Kelsey will hereafter hold services at the friends church every Sunday morning.
Ralph Balch of Benzonia, made a pleasant call at this place yesterday, on his way to Benton Harbor.
L. K. Richardson and Chester Elliott, are delivering logs at Cedar Run for the Lake Ann company.
Elon Cummings while at work in the woods one day last week, was seriously injured by a falling limb striking him on the head.
Mrs. Wm. Lyon, whose health has been poorly for several years and who has been confined to her bed for sometime, is no better.
Mr. La Grippe has had several of our townsmen in his embrace during the last few weeks, but has about lost his grip with the most of them.
25 February 1892
Weather mild, and good sleighing.
J. M. Thomas is still quite poorly.
Silas Whinery is getting some better.
Josiah Gray went to Lake Ann this morning on business.
Leonard Stevenson of Old Mission is at work for Mr. Benjamin.
We understand that this mill is now sawing shingles for S. K. Northam.
The school reopened this morning with Miss Sackett of Kingsley as teacher.
The post office has been lately moved to Mr. Crain=s, where it is expected to stay until it gets rested, or until some other changes are made.
Mrs. Goin, who has been very poorly and badly afflicted with rheumatism, for some time past, is reported some better. Her daughter, Mrs. Worthington of Platte, has been staying with her the past week.
10 March 1892
Chas. Case who has been very sick is some better.
Elon Cummings is slowly recovering from his injury received some weeks ago.
We have noticed several teams and some heavy loads on the Lake lately.
Rev. Josiah Pennington of Manton held services at the friends church Sunday last.
Master Lena Hallett who has been visiting friends in New York returned home a short time ago.
Mrs. Mary Hildebrandt, one of our old settlers, was greatly surprised last Friday, her quiet household being invaded by the neighbors in full force. The occasion being the 53rd anniversary of her birth. Mrs. Hildebrandt acknowledged the receipt of many nice presents. A pleasant time was reported by all.
17 March 1892
More snow and sleighing as good as before.
Mr. Lamar now occupies his new residence.
Mr. Clay has begun work on his new house.
Daniel Pratt has been convalescent a few days.
We need a dentist and a physician at this place.
Chas. Norris=s shingle mill is running every day.
12 degrees below zero and where are the robins today?
Cedar shingles from Cedar City are shipped from this place.
Josiah Gray will get his logs all in this week, if the snow remains.
The local went out with several car loads of shingles and logs this morning.
Mrs. Crain, our new post mistress, handles the daily mail, giving the best of satisfaction.
Frank Powell is back from Antrim county, and is working for Mr. Shorter in his feed stable.
Charlie Newman is nursing a finger from an accidental shot from a 22. No bones broken.
Mr. Gray is accommodating the traveling public at reasonable rates at the Cedar Run house.
Miss Edith Weller went home last Saturday, returning to the Cedar Run house Sunday evening.
Oscar Thomas is doing as well as could be expected, but not able to be out yet, from the injury received at Lake Ann.
Mr. Ransom gave a ball on the eve of the 4th, which was well attended; sold 48 numbers at $1.00 each, all report having a good time.
Minton Willobee is at home again, and Miss Mary Willobee has closed her winter term of school in Platte and is at home again.
Mr. Ransom has his store about completed; new goods have come and more a coming; will be ready to accommodate the public this week.
Joshua Simmond=s folks had friends visiting from Traverse City last Sunday. Isaiah was home from Gray and Smith=s camp last Sunday.
Mr. Sly, an old resident two miles east of this place, was buried yesterday from the effects of la grippe. We extend our sympathy to his family and many friends.
Some of our young people went over to Bingham last Saturday to trip the light fantastic too, and preparations are being made to attend the ball at the Opera hall at lake Ann, on Wednesday evening, the 16th.
There being no items from this place of late by our regular correspondent, I wish to say we are not dead, but sleeping, and believe the resurrection day is near. The M. & N. E. R. R. will soon be pushing on to completion their road to Traverse City, and with the thousands of acres of hardwood timber near by and a good farming country, good locations for factories and mills, coal furnace, good clay for brick, good location for starch factory, and thousands of bushels of potatoes of the best keeping qualities should be handled here, situated as we are between Traverse City and Lake Michigan, with numerous lakes stocked with the best qualities of fish and streams with brook trout, with the best resort locations, two streams connecting at this place formed by pure spring water, and one large lake one-half mile northwest, some sixty feet above the level of this place, and a good fruit country and healthy climate and many other attractions too numerous to mention, certainly we should wake up and extend the right hand of fellowship, and say, come and see for yourselves that we have not told all yet.
24 March 1892
Oscar Thomas is still gaining slowly, but is considered a rather bad case.
Mr. Hubbell, engineer of the M. & N. E. R.R. was in town last Thursday on business.
Silas Whinnery=s health is quite poor but he is so as to be able to walk about the neighborhood.
There are many logs decked up along the line, destined to Traverse City,Awaiting for the wagon.@
We learn that Mr. Remington has bought a lot near the centre of town and intends to build a meat market soon.
We understand that Mrs. Vaudry will start for Ohio Tuesday morning, where she will remain through the summer.
Wm. Leit, a former resident of this place, is here from the southern part of the state visiting his daughter, Mrs. Arnold.
George Benjamin closed his school last Friday, and took the train Saturday morning for Lansing to review his studies at the college.
A train came in on Wednesday loaded with horses, carts and implements to be used in grading on the railroad between Carp Lake and Traverse City. With this large force they will complete the grading at an early day. Track laying will commence as soon as the ground is sufficiently settled to admit of the work.
There has been some talk that there would be an effort made this season to more fully develop the mineral springs at the north end of the town. We expect a noted chemist to test and analyze the water and determine what causes the water to possess such healing powers.
D. G. Shorter sold one lot last week.
Philip Simmonds is so he can be out again by aid of crutches.
Laura Staton, of Lake Ann was visiting at Mr. Crain=s, on Sunday.
The Lake Ann butcher was here today for a load of cedar shingles.
Bert Johnson, of Traverse City, was with J. M. Thomas last Sunday.
Josiah Gray sent two of his teams to Smith and Gray=s camp near Lake Ann.
J. W. Remington, our butcher, bought nine head of vert nice young cattle last week.
Bart Simmonds has himself a loom and is weaving carpet and at present can not fill all orders.
Atley Thomas and Julius Norris were home Saturday and Sunday from Traverse City school.
The snow storm of the 19th gives us a few more days sleighing and the young folks are having a lively time.
Rev. Mr. Coulter, of Almira was here last Thursday evening with a view of organizing a class of methodists.
Lert Shugart has taken a contract to furnish our new store with the best of dry maple wood reserving the right to be fireman.
Two carpenters have brought lots and built houses here and we are looking for more soon. Building can be done on short notice.
Pat Burden, of Traverse City- scaler for White and Barker- we are informed, scaled over 200,000 feet of hardwood logs while here last week.
31 March 1892
Oscar Thomas is again able to ride out.
Sugar and syrup making next in order.
E. Goin was home from Platte a few days.
Hiram Axtelle of Almira is visiting friends here today.
Oscar Linkletter was in town last week from Bingham.
Two correspondents last week, but our village is a long one.
S. K. Northam is here today on business from Traverse City.
C. A. Hannaford and son Charlie made us a short call last week.
The Cedar Run House has a good patronage by transients last week.
Two people=s caucuses last week, no doubt but people will get offices.
J. W. Dickerman and wife of Kasson were here last week on business.
Lumber camp broke up last week, a number of men and teams returning home.
Stephen Pike of Traverse City has moved on his farm, one mile west of this place, that he bought of D. E. Wright.
Teams were drawing considerable of J. E. Greilick=s lumber to Traverse City last week. The iron horse we think will soon draw the rest of it.
G. D. Willobee sold his stock of goods to Mr. Ransom last week and the new store is well filled and doing a good business. Mr. Willobee has been a very accommodating man, having been in business here for a great many years, and will be missed by numerous friends; we wish him success in any new enterprise.
A collection of over five dollars was taken at the friends church last Sunday for the Russian sufferers.
The next lecture in the Y.P.S.C. E. cause will be given at friends meeting house on Friday evening, April 8th. Subject:AThe Pilgrim Church.@ Admission: 10 cents.
7 April 1892
Supervisor: Warren Neal
Clerk: Evan J. East
Treasurer: Hiram A. Hall
School Inspector: Lewis R. Richardson
Highway Commissioner: James Brown
Board of Review, one year: Jeremiah M. Thomas
Board of Review, two years: Chester J. Elliot
Constables: Marshall Hallett, Warren Neal
Wiley Corbitt is on the sick list.
E. J. East commenced his spring plowing today.
Francis Ransom of Lake Ann, was seen in our town Sunday.
The school at No. 4 will give a public exhibition Friday evening.
Mrs. Harriet Fillmore who had her arm broken about three weeks ago, is improving rapidly.
The ice is nearly gone and people are beginning to talk about fish. They should remember the law against spearing.
Rev. Mr. Kelsey will give a lecture at the friend=s church, on Friday evening, for the benefit of the Y.P.S.C.E. Subject: The Pilgrim Churches.
Mrs. WM. Lyon who has long been a sufferer, passed quietly away Wednesday morning. Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at the friend=s church, Rev. Mr. Miller officiating. There were many loving relatives and friends to follow her to her last resting place.
Lizzie Biggs was in town Sunday.
Dan Pratt has gone back to the farm again.
J. M. Slight was here last week on business.
Will and Mack Hoxie stopped at the hotel on Sunday.
P. C. Gilbert, of Traverse City, was in town last Tuesday.
Mrs. Silas Gray and son Ed visited at Josiah Gray=s on Sunday.
Fred Tucker has gone to Traverse City to learn the carpenter trade.
Pat Burden and Dumas, of Traverse City, were here scaling logs again.
The shingle mill shut down on the 1st, and the saw mill will soon start up again.
The Empire supply teams passed through on their last trip for grain, the first of the week.
The section men were here leveling up track two days and now we expect to hear the whistle oftener.
Silas Whinery, the president of the Cedar Run association, P. of I., visited Kasson and Maple City lodges and reports them in good working order.
A. E. Dunsmore, of Maple City, and Mr. Sargent, of Empire, and Mr. Helmer, of Platte with ten or twelve others, names not learned, called at the Cedar Run House through the week.
At the last meeting of the Cedar Run Evaporator company for making maple syrup and taffy, officers elected were Elmer Hoxie, chief engineer; Wilbur Pratt; 1st assistant firemen, Mr. Thornburg. Fines and penalties for negligence hereafter in their code of bylaws.
Clarence Aldrich has been quite sick but is some better.
Charley Gibson is working for Jos. Wilhelm this season.
Christina Wilhelm is at work for Mrs. R. Steele for the present.
Henry Wilhelm=s baby is very sick. It was not expected to live last week.
Josiah Lane brought home a pair of fine colts when he came from the south part of the state.
There is going to be a lecture at the school house, given by Mr. Paine for the benefit of the farmers, Tuesday evening, April 5.
John and Ed. Edgar, from Ingham county, visited friends in this neighborhood last week. They had been up north of Soo St. Marie since last fall and were just on their way home.
Willie Nelson is some better, so much so that he and his mother think they can return to their home in Northport this week. Willie has been very sick. It was thought for a while that he could not recover.
14 April 1892
Wilbur Pratt has gone on his farm for the summer.
E. Thornburg left for Indiana to be gone about a month.
Will Hoxie is drawing lumber for Josiah Gray again.
Charles LaRue, of Empire stopped at the Cedar Run house last Friday.
Geo. Gilbert called here on Saturday.
Philip Simonds is building a new house.
The hotel grounds are being cleared of stumps.
More hay came on for A. Densmore.
Several cars went out loaded with shingles of S. K. Northams.
C. Norris is repairing his saw mill for business soon.
The G.A.R. men, last Thursday went over to Kasson to pay their last tribute of respect to the deceased comrade, Albraham Packard, he formerly being a member of Bowen Post, at this place, and a respected citizen, having lived four miles north for 13 years. He leaves a wife and three children and many friends to mourn his loss. He was a member of the friends church and the services were conducted by Rev. Hodgins and Rev. Borough at the friends church, and the remains were deposited in their grave yard near Maple City. One by one they fail to answer to the last roll call.
J. M. Thomas was in town this morning on business.
Farmers seem very busy trying to get in their spring crops.
Joshua Simmonds is making things look quite nicely around the house.
The mill is lying still for a few days, changing machinery preparing to cut lumber.
A. F. Jenne and L. Coppin are both making important improvements on their lots.
Warren Valleau was visiting his father, John Valleau, at the Rail Road house last week.
Will Hoxie is again putting up at the Cedar Run house; makes some of the young folks look very pleasant.
The track layers on the M. & N. E. R.R. are expected at Cedar Run next week to resume their work. They have quite a quantity of ties already here.
It will, no doubt, be interesting to some to know that the sink hole in the marsh, near this place, noted last year, was successfully and permanently filled last fall.
Mrs. Goin, who has been confined with rheumatism for nearly six months past, is reported a little better at this writing. We hope for still greater improvement in the near future.
J. E. Greilick has become tired waiting for the railroad, and has put quite a number of teams on the road hauling lumber from this place to Traverse City. We think the roads must be very good, as they all hay large loads.
We understand that the patronage at Mr. Shorter=s livery and feed stable is of late, quite liberal and satisfactory. Mr. Shorter is a wide awake man, and seemed to anticipate before hand the natural wants of the public.
Miss Rose Sackett closed her term of school at this place last Friday. Miss Sackett has won many warm friends in her short stay with us, and we are pleased to hear that she is expected to return soon and teach the summer term.
28 April 1892
EAST SILVER LAKE
Henry Wilhelm=s baby is not very much better.
Mrs. Ray Steele=s health is very poor this spring.
Miss Mattie Nicklos is still staying with friends at Round Lake.
Joseph McKane and daughter spent Sunday, April 10, with N. Avery=s family.
Miss Jennie Sharp has commenced our spring term of school with very good success.
Mr. McMullen=s folks spent Sunday with several of their friends in our neighborhood.
Mrs. Josiah Lane has returned home from her visit to her old home in southern Michigan, accompanied by her sister, Miss Lucy Brown.
The free methodists are holding a series of meetings at the Silver Corners school house. Come one and all, and join the everlasting song.
Daniel Parcher and family left this place very suddenly last week. They were at home in the evening about nine o=clock and in the morning they were gone, and it is not yet known where they went.
T. J. Umlor has improved the looks of his place very much by planting a row of trees near his house, an improvement that would be pleasing to all who pass by, if there could be a row on each side of the road all through this section of the country. And it seems as though with a little effort it might be done.
The continual tinkering at the mill continues.
P. T. Simonds has suspended the work on his new house for a few days,
Lumber hauling from Cedar Run to Traverse City on wagon still continues.
J. A. Jenne has five men and a team at work on his lot.
The residence of Wesley Conklin was discovered on fire yesterday about two o=clock and burned to the ground before help could reach them. We understand that the store was saved with some articles of bedding and furniture.
The R. R. Co. have located a large force of hands in the spacious buildings at the mineral springs, one fourth of a mile north of town, and spiking down the long irons as fast as possible. We are now looking for a railroad ride from Cedar Run to Traverse City some time in the near future.
G. D. Willobee is reported a little better; he has been confined to the house and part of the time the bed for the last two weeks, with inflamation of the stomach and a large carbuncle on his head as large as a man=s fist. George says, Awhen he gets well he will know all he wants to know about carbuncles.@
12 May 1892
The mill will start Tuesday.
G. D. Willobee is so he was out to church Sunday.
D. G. Shorter has his livery and feed stable nicely painted.
Mrs. Goin is still helpless. She says she despairs of ever walking any more.
Rev. J. W. Miller delivered a very interesting sermon at Long Lake hall last evening. The services will be continued every night this week.
The Manistee & N. E. R.R. had a runaway a few days ago. They were switching cars from the branch on to the main track in the evening and having left several cars on the main train they went up on the switch for more cars. They forgot that it was down grade, and when they came back on the main track they found seven or eight cars loaded with iron had gone down the track towards Traverse City without an engine. It was three or four miles to the end of the track. Observers thought that before the train reached the end of the tracks it must have been going at the rate of 40 or 50 miles an hour. When the cars reached the end of the rails it smashed the train wonderfully, causing damage of about $1,700.
19 May 1892
Mr. Lamar has his lot all cleared.
Fine weather and everything looks promising. Good corn weather.
Mr. Whitman of Cedar City, loaded eight cars with shingles here last week.
The mill is cutting at the rate of 17,000 feet per day, and very nice lumber.
The P. of I. have reorganized at this place and had a meeting at the school house Saturday night, with a large attendance.
The track of the M. & N. E. R.R. is laid within eight miles of Traverse City. They now have 60 men laying track. The gravel train will commence work today and they have laid half way to Traverse City; that means to Traverse City by the 16th of June.
2 June 1892
Wheat is looking fine.
People are all through planting corn.
Thos. Shugart has commenced his new house.
Joshua Simmonds has bought two lots of D. G. Shorter.
Mr. Ransom is loading another car with potatoes this week.
Charles Corbett is building a new house on his lot east of Mr. Lamar=s.
G. D. Willobee has been doing a fine job of clearing west of his house.
A. T. Jenne, L. Coffin, E. L. Crain and Gep. Ransom have gone on to the road for section hands.
Warren Neal at Long Lake, who was burnt out a few days ago has commenced building a new house.
The R.R. company is preparing the telegraph poles. The stack is laid to within five miles of Traverse City.
Thos. Whinnery and family have returned home after attending the death and burial of Mrs. Whinnery=s mother, Mrs. Fisher of Kasson.
9 June 1892
Mr. Shugart is siding his house.
Nice weather, but frequent rains.
Telegraph poles are up as far as the Run.
Frank Beverly is making his farm one of the best in the vicinity.
Atley Thomas has gone to Traverse City to do carpenter work.
Miss Emma Thomas attended the alumni banquet at Traverse City.
The M. E. children will have exercises at Lake View hall next Sunday.
C. F. Powell, who has been sick in Traverse City, is able to be at home.
Several loads of folks, old and young, came from Garfield for trout fishing in the run, yesterday.
There will be a box social at the Cedar Run school house Tuesday evening, June 14, 1892, for the benefit of the school. The boxes will be sold at auction.
16 June 1892
T. J. Whinnery is getting around.
Charles Corbett has his house enclosed.
Mr. Shugart has his house nearly completed.
Beautiful weather and crops are looking fine.
Mrs. Goin=s health continues about the same.
Mr. Ransom is still shipping potatoes from Cedar Run.
Mr. Ransom is covering his store with a double coat of paint.
The M. & N. E. R.R. have the wire up within 10 miles of Traverse City.
D. G. Shorter is making some very noticeable improvements west of his livery barn. We suppose he intends building in the near future.
At the annual meeting of officers of the M. E. Sabbath school at Lake View hall, A. A. Loucks was re-elected Supt., Frank Anderson, Asst. Supt.; Arthur Neal, Secretary; Ethelind Getchel, Treasurer; Alice Shepard and Frank Atkinson, Choristers.
Mrs. Anna Shisler called on a few friends here yesterday and day before. She expects to start soon for the northern Peninsula to join her mother. Mrs. Shisler has had a sorry time for the past year in this country, and we hope there are better days awaiting her.
7 July 1892
All is quiet at the Run.
The farmers are busy at their haying.
James Getchell is convalescing slowly.
G. D. Willobee finished haying last Friday.
J. M. Thomas is sporting a fine new carriage.
Several of our citizens went to Lake Ann this morning.
Mr. Remington has commenced work on his new meat market.
Charles Corbitt and family are comfortably settled in their new house.
Miss Mary Willobee=s health is so much improved that she is able to ride out.
Miss Anice Reynolds of Traverse City, has been visiting at Mr. Benjamin=s the past week.
C. F. Powell and Joshua Simmonds are building a house for C. C. Shilling in Traverse City.
Mr. Norris has shut down his mill for the season, except to saw a few custom logs that may come in.
21 July 1892
A large crop of fruit is expected here.
We observe that Mr. Hardy has a new buggy.
People are very busy making hay, and some are cutting wheat.
The friends quarterly meeting was held at this place, on the 16th and 17tyh of this month. A large gathering of friends for this place. Allen Jay, president of the evangelistic work in the Indiana yearly meeting, and Miss Lizzie Marshall were present.
Wm. Wheelock is visiting his sister, Mrs. Ransom.
All crops are looking fine. Early potatoes may be a little light.
Miss Winnifred Pratt of Traverse City, is spending a few days with Miss Emma Thomas.
We learn that Mr. Furtsch, of Traverse City, has bought the farm formerly owned by Stephen Vandry.
A golden harvest has just begun, some places are already cut. We never seen a more promising harvest.
We understand that J. H. Gray has taken a job of loading all the logs on cars between here and Traverse City.
Mrs. Kate Shorter of Traverse City, is spending a week or two here among old friends, who greet her very warmly.
Miss Lizzie Marshall has arrived from Springfield, Ohio, and is holding a few meetings in this and adjoining neighborhoods. She is heartily greeted by all who know her. We hope her stay with us will result in as much good as on former occasions.
4 August 1892
Miss Emma Gray has a new organ.
Mail will be brought from Traverse City by rail after August 7.
Mr. Zimmerman sold a new Singer machine to Mrs. Chas. Corbitt recently.
The grandmother and brother of L. Ransom are visiting him from southern Michigan.
Fred Goin, from Turtle Lake, Wis., is visiting his parents and friends for a few days.
There are thirty five men at the railroad camp. The track is to be raised about two feet.
Oscar Thomas is home a few days. He expects to go to South Dakota and then to New Mexico.
Mrs. Luzena Thomas returned last week from Indiana, where she attended the burial of her mother, Mrs. Ruth Johnson.
The missionary bandAForest Workers@ were delightfully entertained at Forest Lodge by Mr. and Mrs. Perry H. Smith, Jr. and their friends, last Saturday evening.
11 August 1892
Lou Stricker has harvested nine acres of wheat for Chester Elliott. Lou has a new McCormick binder and he is doing excellent work.
Peter Duryea, who has been sick nearly two years, died Saturday morning, July 30th. Five children are left to mourn the loss of a father. A large crowd of friends and neighbors attended his funeral which was held at the house last Sabbath. Rev. Mead Kelsey conducted the services.
About fifty of the Mission Band spent a pleasant afternoon and evening at Forest Lodge on Saturday last. During the afternoon Mr. Smith have them pleasure rides in his steam boat. Several of the sports came out and ate supper with them near the beach and all then all returned to one of the cottages, where they were entertained in various ways. Mr. Smith has a phonograph which is a great curiosity for young people. He made it talk, sing songs and play many instrumental pieces of music. Some of the productions had been copied in one state, and some in another. After playing a few games the happy band wended their way homeward.
18 August 1892
Fred Goin returned to Wisconsin last week.
L. Ransom has just finished loading a car with tan bark.
Mrs. Cynthia Thornburg is spending this week at Cedar Run.
Mr. Remington=s house and meat market are progressing rapidly.
About a dozen persons from this place took in the excursion to Manistee last Sunday.
Mrs. Mary Edwards of Traverse City, has been spending a few days at J. M. Thomas=.
1 September 1892
When the sale of tobacco to minors is suppressed our church floors will be kept cleaner.
Miss Clara Hardy, who has been visiting at Barker Creek, Kalkaska Co., has returned home.
Three of our young people attended the Sunday school plicnic at Williamsburg, the 17th inst.
Calvin Conklin, from Cass county, Mich., has lately moved into Jonathan Hodgson=s house. He has a farm in school district No. 4.
About half a dozen of our Indian friends are again camping on Long Lake shore. They come for their health and are never disappointed.
Mrs. Thorp of Indiana, is visiting friends here this week.
Charles Valleau of Empire, passed through town Sunday.
Albert Morgan of Platte, made a call at the Run last Saturday.
It rains today, but we can plow or harrow tomorrow is it stops raining. Our land is always fit for the plow.
Some are picking some very nice Duchess apples for Traverse City market.
Some of our citizens attended the picnic at Oviatt, last Saturday, and report a good time.
Several strangers are landed here for a few days afflicted with hay fever. It has to disappear.
Mr. Remington is prospering finely with his buildings, he expects to have them ready in about two weeks.
Mr. Burshaw has the foundation laid and timber on the ground for a fine house on Bush street, west of the mill.
Our school house was visited recently by Elton Wright of Traverse City, who administered a fine coat of paint. The house looks much better.
8 September 1892
Alva Stover from Lone Tree was in town yesterday.
Rev. Mr. Reece of New York is expected to lead the next meeting of Christian endeavor. He is said to be an excellent singer.
The prohibitionists had a rally the other night. Temperance was dealt out above- intemperance below, and brotherly love prevailed.
Miss Edith Cook, a lady evangelist, preached at the Friend=s meeting yesterday. She intends to hold a few night meetings in Traverse City this week, and then leave for Manton.
Last Thursday evening Lloyd East was gladdened on his twentieth birthday by about twenty of his young friends who gathered at his home for a good time. They had their desire.
15 September 1892
Mr. Sasser and Riley Hinshaw and his brother are here on a hunting expedition.
The heavy wind storm last Friday did considerable damage to the timber here.
Multiple bushels of blackberries have been picked in the large patch northeast of Neal, but the supply is still inexhaustible.
Allen Hunt, George Hunt, Samuel East, Mrs. Charles Carter and Miss Lois Richardson are visiting with relatives in this vicinity.
Mr. and Mrs. Chester Elliott were pleasantly surprised last Thursday evening by a band of young people. All had a good time. Some played games, others ate apples, and- who ate theAcake@?
Mr. Goin now enjoys a new buggy.
The frame is up to Mr. Bushaw=s house.
J. H. Gray is having a porch put to the front of his house.
Frost has done no serious damage yet and considerable corn is cut up.
Mr. Ransom has bought Will Whinnery=s oxen. They are a good team.
Miss Julia Ransom went to Homestead Saturday, returning Monday morning.
The excursion train from Indiana last week brought fifteen or more visitors to Cedar Run residents.
Miss Winnifred Pratt of Traverse City and Miss Lund of Forest Lodge, have been the guests of Miss Emma Thomas. Miss Thomas went with them to Forest Lodge, Monday, to spend the time until Miss Lund=s departure to her home in Chicago.
J. M. Thomas has sold his gray horses to Levi Cox.
Mr. Ransom has bought a new yoke of black oxen of E. F. Ferris.
Mr. Shorter is doing a good business in his livery and feed stable.
Corn is ripening nicely. Some have already commenced putting in into shocks.
Lewis Lamar has taken the contract o carry the mail from the depot to the post office.
Rev. Mr. Kelsey of Traverse City gave a very entertaining temperance lecture at Lake View hall, last Thursday night. There was quite a large attendance and considerable enthusiasm and all seemed well pleased and well paid. There will be another meeting in two weeks.
Mrs. Ann Carmichael, Miss Emma Thomas, Miss Mary Willobee, Miss Aurilla Clark and other who attended the Sunday school convention at Williamsburg, report a very nice time and speak very highly of the people of Williamsburg and of the cordial welcome they received.
J. Lane=s sister from Chicago, is here visiting for a few days.
Mrs. N. Avery was in Elk Rapids for a short time last week.
John McDonald has been at work for N. Avery for the last week plowing.
Charles and Bell Gunton spent Sunday evening with Wm. Beitner=s young people.
Mrs. John Roses anticipates going to Canada soon on a visit to her mother whom she has not seen for several years.
There was quite a crowd of folks from this section went blackberrying not long ago. They from all appearances has a jolly good time, and also got a good many berries.
Harvey Avery is making quite a stay in this section.
L. Aldridge has commenced to pick and ship plums from the H. Avery farm.
George Simpson spent a few days in this neighborhood last week visiting friends.
Mr. L. M. Brey of Detroit spent several days in this vicinity last week visiting friends.
Miss Mattie Dobson has been on the sick list for two or three weeks, but is some better at this writing.
Mr. and Mrs. T. B. Reeves spent several days at R. Travis=s and with other friends in this neighborhood.
Mrs. A. McDonald of Fife Lake has been visiting her brother and sister, N. Avery and Mrs. J. Mang for the past week.
Mrs. J. Lane=s brother Austin Brown, returned home to Hartford last week. He had been in the neighborhood for nearly a year and leaves quite a number of warm friends here.
What fine weather the farmers did have to gather in their crops, and now it still is fine for the threshing. The farmers appear to be well pleased with the way grain is turning out. N. Avery had nine acres of wheat that went thirty-two bushels per acres threshing measure.
22 September 1892
A little frost last night in low places.
Mr. Goin went to Platte Saturday, returning Friday.
Bert Simmonds is doing some very good work as carpet weaver.
Some excellent pieces of buckwheat are ready to be cut or have been cut.
The foundation is laid for a new store on the lot next to Mr. Remington=s.
The fine weather of the last few days has ripened corn and potatoes rapidly.
We understand the school board have employed Chas. Smith, of Elmwood, as teacher.
Scott Reynolds and two daughters will stay with his sister, Mrs. Beverly, during the winter.
Misses Katie Sullivan and Eunice Shorter of Traverse City, are here to spend a week with friends.
The Lake Ann Ware has struck and flooded the town with copies of their very neat looking paper.
Charlie Simmonds said good-bye to the boys and girls and left for Indiana Friday, to stay with his uncleAtill he is grown.@
29 September 1892
Harry Delong was the guest of Loyd East yesterday.
Put an organ in your home, oppose it in the church, and then sing,AWhere is my boy tonight?@
Many of the Long Lake Friends expect to go to the Indiana yearly meeting on the excursion the 27th inst.
There will be a republican rally at Cedar Run tomorrow evening. P. C. Gilbert and W. H. Foster will speak.
The prohibitionists attempted to have another rally a few nights ago. Owing to the absence of the democraticAelite@ the meeting was adjourned until the next campaign.
6 October 1892
Some of the farmers will begin digging potatoes this week.
Rev. Eli Reese conducted the friend=s meeting last Sabbath. Our regular pastor is attending yearly meeting.
A people=s party man said the other day, if Harrison was elected again we would have to eat pan cakes and molasses next summer. That man is a weather profit [sic] and not a politician.
Since the construction of the M. & N. E. railroad our mail route has been changed. Benton Moler now carried mail from Neal to Traverse City and return, while that stage goes from Lake Ann to Empire.
At the political meeting last Tuesday evening many were surprised at the ability, as speakers, of P. C. Gilbert and John Loranger. They spoke well-considering their experience. Although not a large crowd the republicans were so filled with enthusiasm that merry laughter rang in distant valleys, and everywhere could be heard the welcome echo, Harrison Reid and protection.
The new store will soon be ready for use.
Mr. Gray is shipping beech logs to Lake Ann.
Mrs. L. Stevenson of Old Mission, is visiting friends here.
Miss Hattie Benjamin is attending the high school at Traverse City.
Miss Emma Thomas will attend the Foreign Mission convention at Cadillac, this week.
Mr. and Mrs. Whinnery have moved to Traverse City, and Frank Conklin has moved into the vacant house.
J. M. Benjamin went to Indiana to the friend=s yearly meeting, and will visit his son in Grand Rapids on his return.
The postmaster has received several communication in regard to a blacksmith shop location. We think a good blacksmith would do well here.
Farmers are reporting only third to one-half crop of potatoes. The tops have died before the potatoes were matured and they are afraid of rot.
Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Thomas, Mr. and Mrs. Davis Pegg, Mrs. Philip Simmonds and Bert Shugart were those who took in the excursion to Ind. Last week.
13 October 1892
Arthur Neal is working for James Brown.
Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Wright were in our vicinity yesterday.
The friends who attended yearly meeting report a grand time.
Lloyd East will leave this place, Tuesday, for Marion, Indiana.
Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Elliott visited relatives in Wexford, yesterday.
The pastor being absent, Oliver Kenworthy preached at the church last Sabbath.
Dr. W. H. Titus, Joseph Hunt and Clarkson East, all from southern Michigan, are visiting relatives here.
The republican boys intend to hoist a fifteen foot Harrison and Reid streamer at Neal next Thursday afternoon.
Oliver Case and Miss Jennie Warner were married the 1st of October. From appearances there has been another one of these important events. We wish all much joy.
E. V. Davis is building a fine boat house.
Lloyd East has gone to Marion, Ind., to go into business.
Mrs. Susan Wares is having her house repainted and new brick chimneys built.
Supervisor Neal is in Traverse this week at the meeting of the board of supervisors.
Mrs. Brownell, of Detroit, spent Saturday and Sunday with her brother, E. V. Davis.
Miss Hattie Fillmore is taking music lessons of Miss White from Traverse City.
Married at Traverse City, Oliver Case of this place to Miss Jennie Warner of Elk Rapids.
We would like to see all the republicans out to hear Dr. J. A. Marvin at Lake View hall, Oct. 13.
Marshall Hallett who has been to the national encampment, at Washington, returned home last Friday.
27 October 1892
Mr. Bushaw has his house enclosed.
Miss Amy Wheelock is visiting her sister, Mrs. Ransom.
Mr. Powell and Joshua Simonds are building a house for Mr. Furtch on his farm here.
Miss Emma Thomas went to Traverse City Saturday morning on the train, and returned Sunday.
The mission band of Forrest Workers of Long Lake, elected officers for the coming year, Sunday.
We have been having beautiful weather. A little rain yesterday with little spits of snow last evening.
Miss Hattie Benjamin, who is attending school at Traverse City, was home yesterday on a vacation of one day.
Charles Corbett has traded his house and lot on Main street to Elmer Crain, for property in Traverse City.
Mr. Pratt=s young people and others, of Traverse City, attended the friend=s church Sunday and were guests at J. M. Thomas=.
10 November 1892
L. Ransome is building a large ware house in rear of his store.
Mr. E. Ransome of Traverse City made a visit at Cedar Run last week.
Miss Mary Willobee commenced her school near Beitner last Monday.
Miss Mabel Knaggs has gone to Maple City to spend the winter with her cousin, Mrs. Belenger.
Mr. Ransome is loading a car with potatoes. He pays 50 cents. He expects to send away several carloads.
Mrs. Fanny Norris started one day last week for Mississippi where she expects to join her husband and spent the winter.
Our new merchant Frank Wiggin, has moved into his new quarters and expects an encouraging trade. We hope well for Bro. Wiggins.
24 November 1892
The farmers are all very busy hauling away potatoes.
Mrs. N. Avery visited friends in Elmwood last week.
Miss Mattie Dobson spent last Sunday at home in Acme.
Fred Umlor anticipates moving to Traverse City to live soon.
George Simpson made a flying visit at Silver Corners last week.
Mr. Bert Cerris has rented the H. Avery farm for three years.
School commenced the seventh at Silver Corners, Miss Boswell is teaching.
Harvey Avery started for the south Saturday afternoon to remain through the winter.
Mrs. Geo. E. Steele was up to the farm last week taking care of her several swarms of bees.
Jacob Mang is visiting his brother, Joseph Mang and other relatives in the neighborhood.
N. Avery and George Simpson have gone hunting deer; it is hoped they may have good luck.
Miss Kate and Sanford Scott of Northport have been visiting relatives in this neighborhood.
Mrs. E. Lane has returned home from Hartsford where she has been to visit her children and friends.
1 December 1892
The mill has shut down for a few days.
E. L. Crain is driving Mr. Gray=s oxen.
Lee Stevenson is moving onto his farm.
Mr. Coffin has just completed a fine wood house.
John Cooper has moved into Rev. Mr. Hodgson=s house.
Mrs. Alida Whinnery, who has been sick for two weeks past, is a very little better.
Rev. A. F. Jenne filled Elder Miller=s appointment Sunday, delivering a discourse which was both practical and entertaining.
Mrs. L. Coffin, one day last week, received the sad news of the death of her brother in Missouri. Mr. Coffin intends to sell his house and lot here and move to Missouri, that Mrs. Coffin may be with her mother.
8 December 1892
Thomas Bell is spending a day or two at the Run.
Frank Wiggins was at Traverse City Monday on business.
There are three cars on the branch at the station ready to be loaded with potatoes. We understand they were ordered by Mr. Packard, who probably will open the market immediately.
Charles Corbett is putting up a fine building on Main street, just west of the Cedar Run house, calculated for office and family residence.
D. G. Shorter reports quite a lively business in his livery stable.
The M. & N. E. T. R. Co. have built a fine depot at Cedar Run, showing their appreciation of the services some of our citizens rendered in procuring the right of way from Lake Ann to Carp Lake.
Miss May Simmonds, who was at work at Mr. Case=s last Wednesday night was up stairs with a lamp; by some means the lamp got tipped over, and caught fire outside. She caught the lamp in her hand and carried it down all ablaze, burning her hand badly.
15 December 1892
J. Gray has the frame up for a wood house.
A. F. Jenne has a sick child, but it is improving.
John Gruss of Traverse City, was in town yesterday contracting logs for Beitner=s mill.
Logging is the order of the day. There is the echo of ax and saw in almost every piece of woods.
D. G. Shorter has the frame nearly up for a house one lot west of Remington=s meat market.
Thanks to the gentleman, Buckley & Douglas for a telegraph office at Cedar Run. This will help the town. We are promised a freight depot in the near future.
Mrs. Mary Whinnery who has been visiting friends here for a time, returned to her home in Traverse City yesterday.
Nellis Shisler arrived from Ohio with his family and a car laden with furniture, farm implements, horses, etc. Mr. Shisler was here and spent one season several years ago, and was highly respected and will be warmly welcomed here by the citizens of Cedar Run. He has moved on a farm and intends to make it his future home.
29 December 1892
Plenty of snow and good sleighing.
D. G. Shorter has his new house enclosed.
Mr. Goin lost a fine young horse one day last week.
John Busshaw has moved into his new house.
Charles Corbett is in his new house and building him a woodshed.
The first one to benefit by the new telegraph office was A. F. Jenne.
Floyd Jameson and Grand Brimmer are putting in logs for Mr. Benjamin.
5 January 1893
T. Shugart is convalescing.
J. Simonds continues to be on the sick list.
Mrs. Coffin is getting some better \, but not able to do her own work.
Mr. Gray has seven teams drawing logs now and two teams skidding.
Darwin Pratt, from Frankfort, has come again to drive team for Mr. Gray.
Mrs. Kate Shorter and daughter Eunice of Traverse City were here spending Christmas with relatives.
Marriud on the 28th of December, James Sweet and Eunice Ayers, both of Almira. They have our best wishes for the future.
Mr. Ransom has several teams drawing logs for him and all logs are being loaded on cars and sent away, having no factories and mills yet to work up the timber at home as it should be. We should have coal furnaces to work up the surplus of timber. We need a stave factory to work up the elm, here, etc.
12 January 1893
The most welcome sight this morning is the snow plow.
C. F. Davis of Colorado has been visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. V. Davis.
Rev. Mead A. Kelsey closed a series of revival meetings on Sunday evening last.
The quarterly meeting of the M. E. church was largely attended on Sunday last.
The two year old son of Chester Elliott has been on the sick list for some times past, but is now improving.
Lloyd East, who is in the employ of Mr. Gardner of Traverse City, spent Sunday with relatives and many friends.
Miss Cordie Zimmerman of Traverse City was cordially welcomed at the home of her many friends to spend her vacation.
David Harris spent the holidays at his former home near Winchester, Ind., returning last week. He reports having a pleasant time.
John Sasser and family have moved into our neighborhood from Ind., and we hope these large snow storms will not drive them back.
There was an oyster supper given by the young people for the benefit of Dugall Carmichael, Jan. 2, at the residence of James Elliott. Proceeds $5.55.
Dave Harris has returned from Indiana.
Peter Canfield is getting lumber on the ground for a barn.
Lloyd East, who is working at Traverse City, was home last Sunday.
Rev. Mr. Reece and Mr. Kelsey of Traverse City have been holding a series of meetings at this place.
Miss Allice Cox who has been visiting relatives here returned home, at Winchester, Indiana, last Wednesday.
The friends re-organized their Sunday school last Sunday. The officers are as follows: Miss Mattie Cox, Sect.; Miss Sylvia Canfield, Treas.; Mrs. Caroline Elliott, chorister.
26 January 1893
J. Simonds is convalescing.
Chas. Corbit was out to Traverse City last Saturday and Sunday.
Grippe or very bad colds have some to try the lungs around here of late.
Edith Weller was away from the hotel two days last week visiting her parents.
Chas. Remington, of Mount Morenci, Co., is visiting his parents and friends here.
Mrs. Jerkins has been gone for the last week visiting her daughter, Mrs. Cleveland, at Traverse City.
Mrs. C. M. Bright and sister, Miss Jones, of Ann Arbor arrived last evening and are staying at Gray=s hotel.
Ed. Bates drew with Wm. Hoxie=s team a load of over 2,000 feet of hardwood logs. The best scale we have heard coming in at this place; the snow has been too dry for the best of sleighing.
The roof of Frank Leet=s barn gave way under the heavy weight of snow, but no serious damage was done. Steven Pike has horses and cattle in stable below, but they remained unharmed.
We are informed that our station Agt., C. M. Bright, is to leave us to take charge of the Twin Mountain depot. He has gained many friends here, but if he must go we wish him success for the future.
9 February 1893
Stephen Pike visited at the Run last Sunday.
J. H. Gray is stocking the shingle mill with pine logs.
George Brooks was over to visit his father at Oviatt last Sunday.
Norris Bros.= shingle mill has been running on full time for the past week.
We learn that C. M. Bright our depot agent is to remain and has rented a house and is soon to occupy it with his family.
Mrs. McCoy and daughter Osie and Elvira Shorter came over from Traverse City last Saturday and visited relatives and friends here for a few days.
J. H. Gray has just finished skidding on one job of 50 acres of hardwood one mile from here that averaged over ten thousand ft. per acre.
Elmer Crain while skidding logs last Monday met with a very narrow escape, a limb fell striking him on the head cutting a gash on his head two inches long, but he is out again with the ox whip as before.
16 February 1893
Laura Straton is home again at C. F. Powells.
Wm. Tweedle has gone to Empire for a short vacation.
Raining today and just what we need to settle the snow.
J. H. Gray has a new sprinkler to use on his logging road.
H. A. Huntley, of Lake Anne as over to see us last Sunday.
Olie Snow has gone to visit her grandparents at Norrisville.
Wm. Hoxie went out home to visit his parents last Sunday.
T. Whinery remains on the sick list, but is able to be out again.
Wm. Leas has accepted a position as clerk for Mr. Couturier at Empire.
Dan. Pratt has been gone for a few days on business near Traverse City.
Chas. Norris, John Valeau and Al Bushaw went to Empire last Sunday.
Syvanus Deering was here last Sunday from Lake Ann visiting at Frank Wiggin=s.
Stephen Pike drives aAspike@ team,. (a yoke of oxen lead by a horse) bringing in the saw logs just the same.
2 March 1893
L. M. Shackelford, of Traverse City, was here last Wednesday.
The shingle mill shut down one day last week to fix the fly wheel.
Mrs. Lamar has been sick for the past few days, but is able to be out again.
Ed Corbett and wife of Traverse City were here visiting friends for a few days.
Mr. and Mrs. D. G. Shorter were at Leland last Friday and Saturday visiting Mrs. Shorter=s relatives and friends.
Floyd Jameson, while working for J. M. Benjamin, cut one of his feet with an ax some weeks ago; last week he cut the other foot quite badly after only being able to work a few days before from the effects of the other cut.
9 March 1893
Mrs. Richardson is very sick.
Lloyd East spent Sunday with his parents.
Mrs. Chester Elliot who has been sick is some better.
Peter Caufield who has been at camp has returned home.
The band of Forest Workers will meet again next Sunday.
Miss Inez Champney is going to spend the winter with her brother.
Dave Harris and Guy Cox have returned to their home in Indiana.
Mrs. Wm. Sluyter has been visiting her old friend, Mrs. Peter Caufield.
Miss Cora Corbett, who has been at Traverse City, has returned home.
Miss Minnie Claymont, of Spencer Creek, has been visiting at Guy Champney=s.
The school of this place will begin Monday with Miss Mary Willobee as teacher.
Chris. Statz is buying potatoes here now.
Lon Gray and mother visited at J. H. Gray=s Sunday.
Joseph and Ed. Gray are drawing logs for J. H. Gray.
Mrs. Jerome Abbe was here visiting Mr. Lamar last Saturday.
Mrs. Jenkins returned home last Saturday after an absence of 11 weeks.
Charles Valleau and Geo. Jenne, of Empire, were in town last Tuesday.
Mrs. Wm. Adams, of Chicago, was visiting friends here Thursday and Friday.
Charles Remington has opened up a barber and confectionary store on west side.
Charles Covey, brakeman on the C. & W. M. R.R. was in town last Thursday and Friday visiting friends.
Our station agent, Mr. Bright, has been removed to Lake Ann and leaves many friends here. A. W. Killmer takes charge of the station here now.
Frank Higgins, through the aid of neighbors and friends, is again rebuilding his grocery store and dwelling to replace the one lost by fire last week.
23 March 1893
Mr. Van Wright spent Sunday with Evan East.
Mr. and Mrs. Philip Simmonds will leave this week for Indiana.
It is quite the fashion nowadays to use cowbells instead of sleighbells.
Mr. Levi Cox, who has been working at Traverse City, has returned home.
There was a taffy pull at Cedar Run for the benefit of the Cedar Run school.
Mr. Dunn gave us a call last Sunday saying he had sold his farm at this place.
Miss Amanda Zimmerman of Traverse City, has been visiting friends of this place.
James Elliott has been absent for several Sundays doing the Lord=s work in other places.
Douglas Carmichal is much improved in health. He thinks he will be able to work this spring.
We are expecting a new minister and his wife to preach at the friends= church next Sabbath.
The tenth grade of Traverse City High school will visit Long Lake lyceum next Thursday night.
Many are anticipating the entertainment on St. Patrick=s day. Several of our young people are going.
6 April 1893
Township Officers Elected
Supervisor, Warren Neal
Clerk, E. Ellsworth Duryea
Treasurer, James Brown
Justice of the Peace, James M. Elliott
Commissioner of Highways, Hiram A. Hall
School Inspector, Joseph R. Durga
Member Board of Review, E. T. Linderman
Constables, Frank Atkinson, Warren Neal
Jack McGill has a new team.
The ice has been nice for skating.
Riley Hinshaw has returned to Indiana.
Miss Harris and Miss Elliott called on Mr. and Mrs. East last Sunday.
Lloyd East who has been working at Traverse City has returned home.
A few of the Forest Workers went to Manistee to attend a missionary meeting.
The King daughters organized their meeting last Sabbath. We hope their motto will be good and that they may prosper.
The Long Lake lyceum elected officers as follows: Bartlett Simmonds, president; Miss Linna Getchel, vice president; Omer Skiver, secretary; Clara Hardy, treasurer.
Father Jenkins returned last week after a three months= absence on a visiting tour.
Thomas Jenkins made a flying trip home and returned again to camp one day last week.
Frank Wiggins has sold out his property here to Charlie Remington and gone on a farm in Empire township.
Daniel Pratt, Louis Thorson, Wilbur Pratt, Wm. Hoxie all left for home after a winter=s work for J. H. Gray and will be very much missed here in society.
Wm. Whinery and wife, of Traverse City, while visiting at Mr. Whinery=s parents were both of them taken sick. We learn that they are some better at present.
Some cowardly sneak out paris green in the feed boxes and on the hay and grain barrel of Charles Beeman. The horses were saved with timely aid, but the oxen died. They belonged to Caleb Ayres & Beeman. We learn that the prosecuting attorney is to visit us soon; we hope that the party will be caught and sent on a trip to Jackson for 99 years.
27 April 1893
J. H. Gray is loading cars with logs and wood.
Mrs. Silas Gray is visiting for a few days at J. H. Gray=s.
Laura Stratton was in town visiting for a few days last week.
Mr. Shugart is convalescent; he is very much missed in his shop.
Stephen Pike bought a mate to his horse and now has a nice team.
Mrs. Foster, of East Jordan, has been visiting her sister, Clara Shorter.
Mr. Ransom has bought a span of horses and is drawing wood and logs.
Mrs. Goen, we learn, is not any better. She has been afflicted for a long time.
Under sheriff N. W. Herrington, of Leelanaw county, was in town today on business.
Dave Newstead is siding his new house.
Mrs. Emma Neal has returned home for a few weeks.
Mrs. Geo. Hardy has been visiting her mother at Williamsburg.
Miss Clara Hardy was pleasantly surprised last Tuesday, the 18th.
Miss Hattie Fillmore has been spending the last few weeks at Traverse City.
Miss Mamie Ebear died suddenly at her home last Friday after an illness of a few days.
Miss Ora Cox is home sick, and the young people miss her a great deal. We earnestly hope she will soon be better.
Evan East, Mr. and Ms. James Elliott, Rev. Mead Kelsey, and others went to Manton to attend the quarterly meeting.
4 May 1893
Wilbur Pratt was home over Sunday again.
John Segor of Traverse City was in town yesterday.
J. H. Gray has employed a number of men again to get in his logs and wood.
Charles Remington has gone to Mount Morenci county to remove his goods to this place.
The potatoes are coming in lively at this place. A. A. McCoy & Son, of Traverse City, are the buyers.
E. W. Payne of Platte has bought D. G. Shorter=s farm and is moving his family and goods upon it today.
Our station agent will soon appear in his new uniform and we hope to have a new depot to correspond with the uniform.
Our hardwood timber is being sent away by the car loads every day. What we need is a large mill to come here and saw it at home and it is a good chance for some one.
11 May 1893
Ell Misner is in town today from Lake Ann.
W. W. Wilson, of Oviatt, was in town today trout fishing.
Bert McCoy was over here last week and took two car loads of potatoes.
A. B. Huelmantel is moving on his father=s farm, formerly the Elmer Crain homestead.
Dan Pratt made us a visit again last Saturday and Sunday; was hereon a business trip this time.
Mrs. Wm. Newman returned home today after an absence of a few days; visiting near Carp Lake.
The Run is being patrolled by fisherman from early morn until dark these days for the speckled beauties.
Dr. Cudney and wife was over today from Lake Ann, and carried home some of the speckled beauties and one nice pike.
Rev. Allen Jenne has sold his property here and is preparing to go to Tennessee. We wish him and family success wherever they go.
M. Winnie began buying potatoes here, last week, and they continue to load from 600 to 800 bushels per day at 50 cents per bushel.
A. R. Gibson, of Oceana county has bought Mr. Payne=s farm, and is going to move on the place as soon as he can return with his family.
Miss Edith Weller returned to her home near Traverse City last Sunday. She has been at Mr. Gray=s for a long time and will be missed here very much.
Last Sunday we were amused to see half a dozen men come in on bicycles from Traverse City; after a rest was taken they left for Lake Ann. If they have not returned to Traverse City yer there will be no use trying to get them, for they will be out of state before this time.
18 May 1893
Mrs. Valleau has returned from New York.
Miss Clara Hardy is giving music lessons at Lake Ann.
Elwood Cox and family have moved on Jerry Thomas=s old place.
George Bracy and family will occupy Mr. Ferris= place for the present.
W. Judd, of Indiana, is visiting his friends and relatives of this place.
Mr. Elliott, from Ohio, has come to spend the rest of his days with his son. He is 85 years of age.
8 June 1893
Many enjoyed the decoration.
Ralph Worden was at this place Sunday.
Mrs. Ellsworth Duryea is now very poorly.
Calvin Conklin is building a new house.
Miss Ella Pegg has been visiting Mrs. Lathrop.
Miss Clara Hardy has purchased a horse and buggy.
Miss Ora Cox has gone to Clem Brown=s to work.
Zora Cox and Jim Thorp are doing fine work on their place.
Mrs. John Cox has got a loom and is going to weaving as soon as possible.
The late rains have improved everything immensely. Just what the Grand Traverse region needed; grass and grain looking splendidly; corn almost large enough to cultivate; farmers smiling and happy; prospects for fruit better than last year; pastures never were better, butter getting plenty; now is the time to make the real gilt edge; the roosters are crowing and the chickens flying high; hens are trying to lay two eggs every day and Sundays- well all they can.; The population of the Grand Traverse region is increasing so fast farmers should keep double the amount of poultry they formerly did, so the supply should keep place with the demand.
Wm. Hoxie was in town last Sunday.
Marry Bemer is working at the hotel now.
The late rains are making the crops look good.
Albert Norris and wife returned from Louisiana last week.
Warren Hoxie and wife of Elmwood, called here last Sunday.
Mr. Warren and family moved into Mr. Clay=s house last week.
Some of our folks took in the excursion to Traverse City last Sunday.
The girls around here hire their own livery rigs. The young men are too bashful. See?
C. M. Bright and wife, of Manistee, came down on the Sunday excursion to visit friends here.
Cheap excursions now from Manistee to Traverse City, and from Traverse City every Sunday alternately.
Frank Potter and Jeff Pike and their wives, of Lake Ann, were over yesterday trout fishing. They made a large catch and some were beauties.
15 June 1893
Miss Hepsa Cox spent Sunday at home.
A slight frost yesterday morning, but did no harm.
Mr. and Mrs. Carmichael spent last week at Traverse City.
Geo. Bracey has returned home accompanied by Mr. Skiver.
Mr. and Mrs. Wright were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. E. East Saturday night.
Miss Cora Corbett and Isaiah Shilling were married Sunday morning by Miss Ella Pegg.
Zora Cox and Jim Thorp have launched a nice boat on Canfield=s lake and report having caught nice fish there.
Long Lake is quite a morman township. A boy is entitled to two or three girls, as well as a girl is entitled to two or three boys.
22 June 1893
Everybody wishing for rain.
Ed. Gray called here today.
Albert Thornburg and family visited at Lorin Coffin=s Sunday.
Isaiah Shilling and wife visited Charles Corbett last Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Cleveland of Traverse City are visiting Mrs. Cleveland=s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Jenkins.
Miss Sarah Jessup, who has been working for Mr. Ransom of this place, has returned to her home near Maple City.
Miss Clara Hardy of Long Lake calls once a week, on Saturday, on her way by train to Interlochen, where she teaches a class in music. She also has a class at Lake Ann.
D. G. Shorter and family went over to Carp Lake Saturday to attend a picnic with Leland friends, and Mrs. Shorter=s mother and sister, Miss Ida Pickard, accompanied them on their return for a few days= visit.
Wm. Hoxie was in town last Monday.
Eli Miser has been to Manistee for a few days.
D. E. Wright, of Traverse City, is in town today.
Erve Packard is back in the neighborhood again.
Miss Hattie Shilling is working at Groy=s hotel.
Edith Weller made a short visit at Mr. Gray=s last Monday.
Wm. Clow went over to Copemish on business, returning yesterday.
C. C. Shilling was home to attend his son=s wedding last Sunday.
Judge Williams and wife made a visit at Mr. Willoughbee=s last Monday.
Lawyer Gilbert was at Mr. Thomas= over Sunday, returning Monday.
Severak of our people went over on the excursion to Manistee last Sunday.
Mrs. Emma Gilbert, of Traverse City, is visiting at her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Thomas.
Laura Stratton made a short visit today at Mr. Crain=s returning on the evening train.
Grandpa Wilsey, of Dekalb county, Indiana, is here visiting with D. G. Shorter for a few days.
G. H. O=Neal and wife, of Traverse City, call here while on their way from Lake Ann last Sunday.
Mrs. F. Kelderhouse, Mr. Meddoff and family, Dr. Shank and wife, all of Empire, went out on the cars to Traverse City today.
Mr. Lamar and wife went to Traverse City today. It is the first time Mr. Lamar has missed carrying the mail, to our knowledge, since he began carrying it from R=y.
C. M. Bright=s household goods have been placed in C. F. Powell=s house, and Mrs. Bright is stopping at the hotel. We learn that Mr. Bright is soon to take charge of the depot again.
Married, on June 11th, at the residence of the bride=s parents, Isaiah Shilling to Miss Cora Corbett, both of Long Lake township. We extend to them our best wishes for future happiness, and may there never be less than two shillings in their house.
29 June 1893
Gus Brown is building a new barn.
A. H. Brown is in Manistee this week.
George Robertson is building a new barn.
Mrs. A. H. Brown and daughters are at Traverse City.
B. S. Sayer is home, having closed his two months= term of school.
Master Ray Brown and Harry Kent drove out to Lone Tree yesterday.
Miss Luella Rickard closed her school at Old Mission Friday, and is at home again.
Mrs. Archie has bought the west half of Mr. Kenyon=s farm and intends to have a new house built on it soon.
Ed. Gray left for Traverse last Sunday on the excursion train.
Charles Valeau, of Empire, called on his way to Traverse City this morning.
D. Catoura of Empire, was in town yesterday with friends to go out on the cars.
Rev. Hall and wife and son, Howard, left for their home at Grand Ledge last week.
Ed. Hatch, of Traverse City, was in village today looking after the bark peeling.
Mrs. J. H. Gray and Wilbur Pratt, of this place, went on the excursion last Sunday.
Lorin Coffin has traded Indiana property for 40 acres of Rev. Covert=s land in Kasson.
Frank Kelderhouse, of Empire, was here last Thursday with passengers to the railroad.
Mr. Boyington and daughter, of Empire, called at the hotel on their way to Traverse City today.
Jennie Biggs came up on the excursion last Sunday from Traverse City, returning on Monday.
Norman Newman and wife, of Kasson, and Mr. Jessup went to Manistee on the excursion last Sunday.
Mr. Morgan, postmaster of Platte, went out on the cars last Thursday to Traverse City, returning on Friday.
Chas. Corbett has traded his Traverse City lots for 40 acres of land near Long Lake with Frank Simmonds of this place.
Rev. C. W. Williams and wife of Kasson, made a visit at D. G. Shorter=s last Tuesday on their way home from Wisconsin.
Mrs. Morton Stevens is visiting with her parents, J. W. Remington=s, today.
Harry Pettengill, Amos Spafford, Ed. Pettengill and Chas. Foster, of Oviatt, were too late for the excursion last Sunday. They say they will be on time in two weeks. 8:33 a.m. is the time here for Manistee and 10:12 a.m. going to Traverse City.
13 July 1893
Haying is the order of the day at present.
Mr. Haywood has his new house in town nearly finished; he expects to move his family into it this fall.
Mrs. Rickard who has been quite sick, is getting better.
The surprise party at Mr. and Mrs. Brooks last Saturday evening was well attended and all had a pleasant evening.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry are spending the week at Lone Tree.
Miss May Osborn is visiting her cousin here this week.
Lon Day was here on the 5th.
Wm. Tweddle is in town for a few days= visit.
The late rains are making the crops look good.
Isaac Hatch was in town the 5th from Traverse City.
Miss Lilian Gray called at J. H. Gray=s last Sunday.
Rev. C. W. Williams went out on the cars this morning.
Miss Laura Stratton is keeping house now for Mr. Powell.
Jas. Hosea=s wife is here now staying with him at the hotel.
Howard Hall was in town again last week from Grand Ledge.
Warren Snow is visiting his mother and sister for a few days.
Amy Wheelock visited her sister, Mrs. Ransom, last week.
Mrs. Garner, of Cleveland, Ohio, is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Freeman.
C. F. Powell has returned from Traverse City where he has been for some time at carpenter work.
Mrs. J. H. Gray, D. Pratt, Wm. Tweddle and Wilbur Pratt went to Manistee on the excursion last Sunday.
There were twenty-five excursion tickets sold here to Traverse City on the morning of the 4th, and several more in the afternoon.
The Misses Ida Pickard and Mabel Buttars, of Leland, visited at Mr. Shoerter=s on their way home from Traverse City, the 4th and 5th.
Frank Davis, of Lapeer Co., has been visiting for the past week with J. W. Remington. They had not seen each other for 20 years before.
Farmers are busy in the potato bug harvest now; when will the beetles leave us again? It is now twenty-five years since they came to this country.
Mrs. McCoy, Miss Osa McCoy and Miss Fanny Rutner, of Traverse City, made a visit at Mrs. McCoy=s brothers, D. G. Shorter and Stephen Pike, on Friday and Saturday of last week.
20 July 1893
Miss Emma Neal is in very poor health.
There are a great many berries at the present time.
Mr. and Mrs. Ray Steele were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Cox Sunday.
Men have commenced haying and are having a very hard time on account of the rain.
There were a great many here from Manton and Vandalia during the quarterly meeting.
During the rain storm Sunday evening Guy Champney=s barn was struck by lightning and burned to the ground. The value of the barn was about $600, while there was nine tons of hay and seventy five bushels of wheat burned also.
27 July 1893
The saw mill started up last Saturday.
Hattie Shilling is getting some better again.
Dan Pratt has been on the sick list for a few days.
E. R. Daily, of Empire, went out on the cars today.
Miss Hattie Bemis is back again to work at Gray=s Hotel.
J. M. Borough and family are visiting at his brother=s, Charles and Elmer Packard=s.
Misses Emma Gray and Lizzie Biggs went to Traverse City on the excursion last Sunday.
Six Traverse City carpenters stopped here for dinner today on their way to Maple City to work.
Edward Corbit and wife took dinner today at Chas. Corbit=s on their way from Traverse City to Maple City.
Eunice Shorter and Kate Sullivan of Traverse City have been visiting friends and relatives for a few days at this place.
Lawyer P. C. Gilbert and wife, of Traverse City, came out to visit at J. M. Thomas= last Saturday returning on Monday.
Three Traverse City sewing machine agents met here and took dinner one day last week, and not a very good year for agents either.
C. M. Bright and family and Charles Corbit and family and Mr. Reynolds went out picnicking at Long lake last Sunday and report having a good time.
Atley Thomas was home again last Saturday.
Ed Hatch of Traverse City was in town last Sunday.
Mr. Corbit and family visited at Chas. Corbit=s last Sunday.
Whortleberry pickers are putting in good times here now.
Silas Gray and wife was at Josiah Gray=s Saturday and Sunday.
We are sorry to learn that our section crew are soon to move to Interlochen.
Eli Miser has returned from southern Mich., and is driving team again for Mr. Gray.
Benj. Belinger and wife of Maple City were visiting at Norris=s Saturday and Sunday.
C. P. Fuller is stopping here for a few days looking up the tall timber for Greilicks.
Lawyer Covell of Traverse City is about to build a summer resort near this place.
Mike Horen of Empire called here when enroute for Long Lake Saturday and Sunday.
Danford Pike of Traverse City came up on the excursion last Sunday and visited his children at this place.
There was a dance at the Hall last Saturday evening. All unite in saying it was one of the best they have had; 22 numbers sold; bill 50 cents; they are to have one again in two weeks from next Saturday evening; everyone invited.
10 August 1893
For the Herald
Mrs. Delong is visiting with her mother, Mrs. Hyde.
Misses Minnie, Mable and Bertha Brown are visiting at Inland.
The ladies aid society meets at Miss Barney=s next Thursday afternoon.
Henry Brown has gone to Green Lake to visit his daughter, Mrs. C. E. Osborn.
Mr. Haywood, who has been laid up with rheumatism, is able to be about again.
Miss Edna Hall, of Long Lake, was visiting at Mr. Ottinger=s the first of the week.
Miss Nettie Aplin, of Inland, who has been visiting her cousins has returned home.
Mr. Ruthardt went to Manistee last week on business.
Several of our citizens went to Manistee again last Sunday.
Rev. C. W. Williams took the cars at this place for Traverse City.
Mrs. Gain is failing quite fast; but little prospect of her recovery.
D. F. Holden and son of Oviatt were in town last week surveying.
Mrs. Covey was here for several days visiting her mother, Mrs. Bushaw.
Ed Corbitt and wife of Traverse City have been visiting relatives for a few days.
Ben Phelps, of Oviatt, is now in town canvassing for the Genoa, N.Y. nursery.
Charles Norris and D. G. Shorter went to Manistee yesterday on business.
John Bushaw and Fred Tucker went to Benzonia last week as jurors and remain there yet.
The saw mill has shut down again, waiting to hear from Cleveland and the extra session,
Manton Spencer has been very sock for some time and was removed from his son=s to Martin Steven=s.
Charles Corbit and family and Isaiah Shilling and wife went to Sleeping Bear last Saturday and Sunday.
17 August 1893
Representative Covell was in town yesterday on business.
Miss Amy Wheelock is her again visiting her sister, Mrs. Ransom.
Mrs. Clara Shorter has gone to Leland to visit her parents and relatives.
There was a dance at the Hall on the eve of the 12th quite well attended.
M. C. Oviatt, of Traverse City, called here yesterday; had a brother on his way to Oviatt.
Mr. Huelmantel and family of Traverse City, were out visiting at his brother=s from Saturday until Monday.
C. W. Potter, S. S. missionary, organized a class at the Hall for a Sunday School, with Miss Mary Willobee superintendent.
Lawyer Gilbert went out to Empire with livery from this place on the 12th to take depositions, returning to J. M. Thomas=s over Sunday with his wife.
Lawyer Tweddle, of Traverse City, called here on the 9th, hired a livery rig, went to Empire to plead a case in justice court, returned on the 13th after gaining the victory.
Mrs. E. Duryea is no better.
Miss Mae Simmonds is working at Forest Lodge.
Mr. and Mrs. Carmichael are visiting relatives in the city.
Mr. Coffield is going to Wallin to load logs for the Traverse City Lumber Company.
Miss Lizzie Marshall, of Ohio, held her farewell meeting at the church last Sabbath evening.
An ice cream social at Mr. East=s to aid in getting some lamps for the church. All are cordially invited. bring your pocket books with you.
While Johnny Hayworth was helping Zora Cox and Jim Tharp cut wood, a pile fell over on Mr. Hayworth hurting him so he was not able to work in the afternoon.
The missionary band met at P. H. Smith=s cottage last Sabbath afternoon at 3 o=clock. Subject, AIndian, Chinese and Japanese in America.@ A very interesting program. After the meeting lemonade and ice cream were passed around, each one to help themselves.
24 August 1893
Atley Thomas was home last Sunday.
John Valleau was here last Sunday.
Loring Coffin=s mother of Kansas is here making them a visit.
Dan Pratt and J. H. Gray went to Manistee on the excursion last Sunday.
Mrs. Lamar has returned from a visit to her granddaughter=s at Interlochen.
P. C. Gilbert and wife of Traverse City have been in town for a few days again.
There is quite a number of adventists going to camp meeting this week from near here.
Grandpa London Gray was over from Almira last Sunday on visit to his son, J. H. Gray.
The M. & N. E. R.R. Co. is buying hemlock bark here, opening a market again for the farmers.
Mr. Reynolds and family of Traverse City came here last Saturday and made a visit at Frank Beverly=s.
Hattie Norris and children returned last Sunday from visiting her parents at Traverse City for several days.
Fred. Goin and family have come back home again from Wisconsin, and he intends to build on his farm and remain here.
We notice there have been three kitchens built lately on west side, by Louis Lamar, John W. Remington and Charles Corbit, regardless of hard times.
Manton Spencer died this morning at M. Stevens. He came to this country 11 years ago with his wife and one son. His wife died with a cancer soon after they came. He also had very poor health at that time and has suffered very much ever since. He was 61 years old; will be laid to rest tomorrow at 2 o=clock, in Almira cemetery, beside his wife. He was a good christian neighbor, belonging to the adventist church.
31 August 1893
There will be a donation at the residence of James Elliott, at Long Lake, on Thursday evening, Sept. 7th, for the benefit of Rev. M. A. Kelsey. All are cordially invited to come. Bring your lunch baskets and something for the minister; anything in the shape of provision or feed will be accepted, also money.
E. Cox=s hand is some better at the present writing.
Mr. Sealbrook, of Traverse City, was in our town yesterday.
Mr. Sanford and Miss Luplow, of Traverse City, are married.
Miss Luella Rutherford is the guest of Miss Ada Coffield this week.
Mrs. H. Rutherford, of Traverse City, made Mrs. Coffield a short visit today.
The town hall is progressing finely. Messrs. Brown and Benson have the contract.
Ira Chase and Mrs. Middleton were united in matrimony last Wednesday. Mr. Chase is putting up a fine residence on his farm. It is a great improvement to that road. Joy and peace for the future.
Will Judd of Indiana and Miss Retta Cox, of Long Lake, will be united in matrimony at the Forest Lodge parlor Saturday evening at 8 o=clock. Mr. Hodgson, of Maple City, will perform the ceremony.
7 September 1893
C. W. Potter, agent of the American S. S. union has been holding a few meetings at this town and has establisged a Sunday school.
Monday night some of the interested citizens held a meeting at Norris= hall to discuss the subject of erecting a place for worship. All present agreed to aid in building a church 36x22 feet and have it ready to occupy by the time cold weather came. The following committee were elected to solicit subscriptions: J. H. Gray, Chas. Norris, G. D. Willobee, Mrs. J. M. Benjamin, Mrs. Ben Altman, Mrs. Albert Norris. Mr. Potter was also requested to solicit and receive aid in our behalf.
No business failures here yet.
D. G. Shorter is adding to his barn.
Minton Willobee is building a house.
The mill whistle is heard nearly every day of late.
Chas. Norris has broken ground to build a barn.
An uncle of Mrs. Pike=s is visiting at Stephen Pike=s.
Eli Misner has been on the sick list for the last few days.
Mr. and Mrs. Wolverton, of Indiana, called at C. F. Powell=s last Monday.
Chas. Warner bought a lot of Mr. Rudhardt and expects to build a house.
Mr. Jones, of Ann Arbor, is visiting his daughter, Mrs. C. M. Bright, for the past week.
Mrs. Holmes, of Traverse City, was visiting at Silas Downer=s last Thursday and Friday.
Mr. and Mrs. Statzer, of Archibald, Ohio, have been visiting at Mr. Borough=s for some time.
A. E. Pickard, of East Jordan, has been visited his sister, Mrs. Clara Shorter, for a few days.
The Long Lake boys came over last Sunday to play with Cedar Run nine; game ended 11 to 7 in favor of Cedar Run.
The G.A.R. excursion took out several from here; D. G. Shorter, R. W. Payne, J. M. Thomas and wife and Mr. Corbitt. They take in the World=s Fair at the same time.
Chas. Remington is home from Mt. Morenci Co., and is soon going to finish his store and is now prepared for blacksmithing. Started shop in one of J. H. Gray=s buildings.
An old lady, 77 years old, came to Mr. Bushaw=s, left her satchel in the waiting room at the depot, and a certain person had better bring it back before there is trouble about it.
14 September 1893
Lizzie Biggs is working at the hotel.
Wilbur Pratt visited his sister, Mrs. J. H. Gray on Sunday.
John Wheelock made a short visit at his sister=s, Mrs. Ransom.
Mrs. Lewis, of Big Rapids, has bought Mr. Coffin=s house and lot.
Mrs. Shorter=s mother, Mrs. Pickard. Of Leland, is making her a visit.
Allen Jenne and wife, of Traverse City, are visiting friends in this village.
Albert Norris, Arthur Biggs, Erve Packard, Eugene Packard and others, went out on the excursion to Traverse City last Sunday.
21 September 1893
Mr. Hall is improving the road.
Miss Mattie Cox spent Sunday at home.
Rev. Mr. Kelsey will preach his farewell sermon next Sunday.
Many enjoyed the missionary meeting at Forest Lodge last Sunday.
School will begin the 2nd of October, with Miss Allie Jarrett as teacher.
Mrs. Coffield=s mother and sister, of southern Michigan made her a short visit last week.
Corn cutting is the order of the day.
School is progressing nicely with Miss Alice Grant, teacher.
Mr. Barney took the M. & N. E. the 12th, for the World=s fair.
Miss Jennie Grant is teaching in Traverse City, West Side.
Mrs. Jaquish and children, of Inland, is visiting her sister, Mrs. B. S. Sayer.
Henry Brown started yesterday morning to visit his brother in Meridian, N.Y.
Mr. and Mrs. S. H. Osborn, of Green Lake, visited here Saturday and Sunday.
Mr. Oliver has sold his farm for $8,000 and has moved his family to Traverse City.
28 September 1893
David Graham is convalescing.
Mr. Norris is building another barn.
Miss Anna Wheelock is visiting at L. Ransom=s.
Ground is being cleared for a chapel on Mr. Willobee=s land.
Allen F. Jenne and family returned to Traverse City last Friday.
Isaiah Shilling and wife made a visit at Charles Corbet=s last Sunday.
Mr. Morgan of Platte, took the cars for Traverse City last Tuesday.
Miss Mary Willobee returned from the World=s Fair last Saturday evening.
Louie Thorson is around again after a six months= trip through the western states.
Mr. Canada, of Marion Co., Ohio, is stopping with his daughter, Mrs. N. Shisler.
Burnet Crain, Mrs. Zimmerman and Mrs. R. Crain are making a visit at Elmer Crain=s.
Mrs. B. Moler of Long Lake made a visit at her brother=s, Chas. Corbit=s of this place, last Friday.
Mrs. N. Stevens returned home last Friday from Traverse City where she had been on a visit for several days.
Miss Ora Sheffer, who has been staying with her sister, Mrs. S. A. Pike the past year, returned home on the excursion, the 26th.
L. A. Shorter of Chicago and J. A. McCoy, of Centerville, Iowa, Mrs. A. Doty, of Hudson, Ind., and Mrs. A. A. McCoy of Traverse City visited at D. Shorter=s last Saturday.
R. W. Payne and J. M. Thomas and wife returned from the World=s Fair last Monday night. They had made one start to come on the steamer Puritan and a storm caught them; they returned to Chicago where the boat was laid up for repairs; rather a close call. They then returned on the steamer Petoskey and the M. & N. E. R.R. to this place.
4 October 1893
The mill is running again at this place.
Chas. Warner has moved in his new house.
Clarence Greilick is in town today on business.
D. Jenkins, of Lake Ann, was in town last Sunday.
John Segar, of Traverse City, was in town today.
Atley Thomas was home on a visit for a few days.
Ethel Thomas was gone to Traverse City to attend school.
R. S. Cox, of Winchester, Ind., is here looking after a farm.
Lon Day is back again, stopping at the hotel for a few days.
Wm. Hoxie and Edith Welley visited at J. H. Grey=s yesterday.
Lawyer Gilbert and wife made J. M. Thomas a visit last Sunday.
Lorin Coffin has bought 10 acres of land of Rudhardt and Thomas.
M. Beelman, of Traverse City, visited at D. G. Shorter=s a few days last week.
Ed. Hatch, of Traverse City, has moved out on his land to lumber this winter.
Solomon Clay is moving back on his farm and Wm. Clow is going to live in his house.
Wm. Canfield, of Traverse City, is in town taking out insurance in the United Friends of Michigan.
School commenced this morning at the Green Briar school house with Miss Nellie Brugh as teacher.
There was a necktie party at the hotel Saturday evening. The proceeds go toward building the chapel.
Mr. Wright, from Indiana, who has been staying at Mr. Shugart=s for some time, starts home tomorrow.
Several Indiana men who have been camping at Long Lake for some time to avoid hay fever, leave for home tomorrow.
12 October 1893
Men are busy digging potatoes and husking corn.
Miss Hepsa Cox has returned home to attend school.
Lloyd East is going to teach the school at Summit City.
Dave Harris, Guy Cox and Grant Pierce are visiting friends and relatives here.
Mr. John Cooper, E. J. East and Omer Skiver enjoyed the excursion to Indiana last week.
Geo. Clay returned from Indiana last Thursday.
Hattie Bemar is back again at the hotel to work.
Mrs. Hitchcock of Leland visited her sister, Mrs. Shorter, last week.
M. McCormick of Empire went out on the cars to Traverse City today.
Miss Laura Bear from Jay Co., Ind., is here visiting relatives and friends.
Mr. Sheffer of Kendallville, Ind., is on a visit to his daughter, Mrs. S. A. Pike.
Levi Gray and family of Almira returned from Indiana last week and are visiting relatives here for the past few days.
Chas. Larue of Empire brought his brother Frank and sister to take the cares for Rochester, N. Y. We learn that Frank has gone to study for a physician.
19 October 1893
Mrs. S. Stover is sick.
Miss Ada Fuller is on the sick list.
The prayer meeting this week is at R. Barney=s.
Miss Luella Rickard is teaching at Old Mission.
Elsie Rickard is visiting friends at Old Mission.
A. H. Brown has sold his colts to Frank Jaquish of Inland.
H. Brown has returned from his visit to his brother in New York.
Mrs. Elmendorf of Traverse City, visited at Mr. Elmendorf=s today.
Mr. Franklin has sold his farm.
H. Brown is expected home from N. Y. this week.
A. H. Brown has removed his family to Traverse City.
Will Grant drove over to Elk Rapids and spent the day Sunday.
Prayer meeting at Mr. R. Barney=s this week Wednesday evening.
Miss Leona Wells of southern Michigan is visiting her aunt, Mrs. B. S. Sayer.
R. Barney, Frank Hyde and Charley Welbour [Welborn] have returned from Chicago, and report a very pleasant time.
Mrs. L. K. Richardson is the mother of a very bright little girl aged 11 days.
The town hall is progressing rapidly, and we hope will soon be ready for use.
Elias Wyckoff and granddaughter, of Grayling, have been visiting his daughter, Mrs. Alice Hallett.
Three of W. A. Corbitt=s family have scarlet fever. It is to be hoped that the disease will not spread.
All join in welcoming the new pastor and wife, and wish him success in his future work here at Long Lake.
Mrs. Eunice Valleau had a very severe attack of lockjaw, last Saturday morning that lasted about twenty-five minutes.
Warren Neal, supervisor of Long Lake township, has been in Traverse City the past week, at a meeting of the board of supervisors.
26 October 1893
Dr. Shirton, of Lake Ann, was in to9wn this morning.
Frank Powell, of Traverse City, made a call here yesterday.
Mrs. Grandy and son started this morning for the World=s Fair.
J. M. Thomas is home again from his hunting trip to the upper peninsula.
Joseph Henson visited at Wm. Jenkin=s from Saturday returning today.
H. H. Cummings and wife of Lake Ann, called at D. G. Shorter=s yesterday.
D. Graham and bride went on their wedding trip to see his parents near Ludington.
Mrs. C. M. Bright returned last week after a six weeks= visit in the south part of the state.
Mr. Tweddle, treasurer of Leelanau, called here last week on his way to the World=s Fair.
Potatoes are nearly all dug and are about half a crop; very nice weather for gathering in crops.
George Willobee is building a new barn.
Alonzo Payne has been quite seriously afflicted with rheumatism for the past week, but is better now.
Willie Low, formerly of this place, now of Chicago, made several calls among friends and school mates last week.
The house of R. W. Payne caught fire last Saturday evening; there was not much damage but rather a close call.
Prof. Hansley=s show of the Columbian Expoosition and other scenes of interest, will be at the Cedar Run school house tonight.
Joshua Simmonds was kicked by a horse last Friday. At present is getting along as well as could be expected. No bones were broken.
There was a traction engine taken off of the cars this morning to go out to where the Simonds mill used to stand, about half way from here to Traverse City, to be used for cutting lumber and grinding feed.
Cards are out for a wedding tomorrow evening; the contracting parties are David Graham and Miss Emma Gray, the Rev. C. W. Williams officiating. The ceremony will be at the bride=s former home at W. H. Gray=s. Both of them are residents of Cedar Run and we all are wishing them a happy and joyous life.
9 November 1893
Geo. Jenne, of Empire, was in town last Thursday.
L. Roberts, of Traverse City, was in town last Tuesday on business.
Ms. Sinclair, of Lake Ann, made a visit at J. H. Gray=s last week.
There is a new street being opened going north from L. Ransom=s store.
Leslie Crain and family were at Elmer Crains Saturday and Sunday on a visit.
Miss Jennie Biggs, of Traverse City, visited her parents from Saturday to Monday.
Wm. Newman has bought two car loads of potatoes for M. Winnie, at the county line switch.
Fred Tucker and Miss Laura Bear went to Traverse City on the 27th to attend the masquerade.
Buckley & Douglas=s men have loaded six cars of hemlock bark at the place in the last two days.
The Norris brothers and Bushaw brothers report their party killed thirteen deer on the upper peninsula.
Mr. Sheffer started home to Kendallville, Ind., Saturday, taking one of his grandchildren along with him.
C. F. Powell and J. H. Gray have put in a scale near the depot making it more convenient for the potato buyers.
Some of the material has arrived preparatory to building a new depot which we think will be appreciated by the citizens of this place.
E. Crain is having his house plastered and chimneys built and the postoffice is about to be refitted throughout, making quite an improvement.
Several loads of camp equipage have passed through this place in the past week and hunters are preparing for the hunting season out near the Platte river.
16 November 1893
Some are enjoying the hunting.
Mrs. Duryea is improving slowly.
Miss Emma Neal is at Traverse City.
Mr. Skiver and family have moved into Mr. Ferris= house.
Mr. and Mrs. Judd are visiting at home for a few weeks.
Mr. and Mrs. Rugg entertained the young people last Thursday evening.
We will have young people=s meeting every Sunday evening. Miss Allie Jarrett will lead the next.
P. H. Smith, Dr. Anderson, Sprague Pratt and Miss Winnifred Pratt attended the missionary meeting Sunday.
The first tracking snow of the season came last night and the hunters are out on full time today.
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Remington went to Leland yesterday expecting to get fresh fish for their market.
Clarence Greilick, Dr. Holiday and Bert Cook, of Traverse City, was out here hunting the latter part of last week and the first of this week.
Gate & Glover, second hand dealers of Traverse City, killed a big buck yesterday, the largest one we have ever seen; it would weigh about 500 pounds. They report their boat upsetting while out duck hunting and had a close call for their lives.
30 November 1893
A great many have gone hunting.
Mrs. Duryea is improving slowly.
Miss Emma Neal has returned home.
Miss Ora Cox spent Sunday at home.
Some snow but not enough for sleighing.
Miss Clara Hardy has been quite sick with scarlet rash.
Mrs. Wm. Sluyter has been visiting Mrs. Peter Caufield.
Mr. Skiver and family have moved into Mr. Ferris= house.
Dave Harris has gone back to his former home in Indiana.
Mr. and Mrs. Rugg entertained the young people last Thursday evening.
Mrs. Conklin has returned home from southern Mich., where she has been visiting.
Mr. and Mrs. Rugg have organized a young people=s meeting which is largely attended.
The missionary meeting elected officers as follows: Bart Simmonds, president; Merritt Lyons, secretary and treasurer; Clara Hardy, corresponding secretary; Sylvia Caufield, vice president.
7 December 1893
Sleighing is very good here now.
The saw logs are coming in at a lively rate now.
The saw mill is said to start going tomorrow on full time again.
Wm. Hoxie and Bert Gray came today with teams to work for J. H. Gray.
The Sabbath school will be hereafter at Geo. Willobee=s until the church is built.
Miss Anna Wheelock of Traverse City was here on a visit with her sister a few days last week.
J. H. Gray has gone into lumbering in earnest; he has ten teams now at work and intends to put in about four million feet.
Ed Hatch is also preparing for a good winter=s work, besides the most of the farmers are all in for all the logs they can get out.
Sleighing is very good.
Mr. Elliott is very sick.
James Newstead is very sick and it is very doubtful if he recovers.
Rev. Mr. and Mrs. Rugg have been holding meetings at Manton.
Mr. and Mrs. Dawson of Garfield were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Canfield.
Many of the young people enjoyed the party at Mr. Simmonds= last Friday evening.
Mr. and Mrs. Newstead of Empire have moved to Long Lake and will occupy their brother=s house.
The Lone Tree school and Long Lake school had a spelling school which was very interesting, the Lone Tree winning.
The social for the missionary quilt will be held Friday evening at the residence of Mr. Hardy. Ladies are requested to bring pie and cake and the boys to eat them.
14 December 1893
Henry Brown is visiting in Traverse City this week.
The spelling school the 29th passed off very pleasantly.
Mrs. Welborne and Miss Barney visited the school Thursday.
Miss Edna Hall of Long Lake visited with U. S. Ottinger=s family part of the week.
Misses Alice and Jenny Grant and Miss Alice Jarrett attended the School Master=s club at Cadillac last week Friday and Saturday; they report having a very pleasant time.
21 December 1893
La grippe raging in this vicinity very severely.
Miss Louella Pierce expects to spend the holidays with the young people around Long Lake.
Marshall Hallett has accepted a position as toad agent with the Northern [Publishing?] company of Detroit.
The next cottage prayer meeting will be held at the residence of the [illegible} Tuesday evening, Dec. 19th.
Frank Simmonds and Miss Ora Cox were quietly married Sunday afternoon by Miss Ella Pegg. The congratulations of their many friends go with them.
The oyster supper at the residence of [illegible] Simmonds last Saturday evening was well attended. Proceeds go toward purchasing an organ for the Friends Sabbath school.
A very sad event was the death of the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. [illegible] Haywood which occurred Dec. [illegible]. Funeral services were held at the Friends= church, Friday afternoon at [illegible].
The young people=s Sabbath evening meetings are very well attended; the [illegible] next Sabbath evening is in the home of Lloyd East, who is now at [illegible], but expects to be at home for the holidays.
28 December 1893
Mrs. Sluyter is visiting friends at Acme.
Listen for wedding bells in the near fuiture.
Mr. Barnes is having quite a severe attack of la grippe.
Frank Hyde, who has been quite sick, is so as to be about again.
Mrs. Millhouse is slowly recovering from quite a severe illness.
Miss Alice Grant will close a very successful term of school here next Friday.
A few of the people have the grippe.
Mrs. C. J. Elliott started for Cass county yesterday morning.
Lloyd East is expected home to spend a week through the holidays.
Mrs. Peter Coffield and son, Jimmie, expect to start for Saginaw tomorrow.
Frank Simmonds and Miss Ora Cox were united in matrimony last Sunday evening. We all hope their future will be bright.
An oyster supper was held at Bartlett Simmonds= last Saturday evening. The money is to be used in buying an organ for the church.
4 January 1894
Happy New Year to all.
Geo. Tweddle of Empire was in town last Saturday.
Ella Shilling of Traverse City visited relatives and friends here last week.
J. W. Remington and Elmer Crain have been laid up with the grip for the past week.
The carpenter work is about done on the new depot and painters have commenced work now.
E. A. Stephens of Traverse City has been doing some surveying near here, returning home last Saturday.
Franklin Ritter from Hancock county, Ohio, has been stopping with his cousin, Isaiah Shilling, for a few days.
11 January 1894
Uncle William Wright has been very sick.
Peter Coffield has purchased a fine colt.
Guy Champney lost a nice colt last week.
Mrs. Coffield and son have returned home.
Many enjoyed the surprise on New Year=s night.
Mrs. Guy Champney has been sock but is better.
Mrs. George Hardy has returned from Williamsburg.
Mrs. J. Skiver has been suffering from neuralgia.
The young people=s meetings are largely attended.
There is to be a chicken pie social at the church Thursday night for the benefit of the minister.
Elmer Crain=s parents were here last week making them a few days= visit.
The new depot will be ready to receive passengers and freight next Monday.
Chas. Young has returned again and looking after bridges and curly maple timber.
Elmer Crain and Ed Corbitt have been very sick for the past two weeks, but at present are improving.
This morning I believe was the coldest for this winter but not down to zero yet within two degrees.
Norris Bros. are running their shingle mill and are buying logs to stock their saw mill for next summer.
L. A. Shorter of Traverse City has been visiting his brother, D. G. Shorter, for a few days, returning this morning.
Mrs. J. H. Gray went to Frankfort today on a visit to her brother, and Mrs. Silas Gray has charge of hotel in her absence.
Mr. Rafety of Empire called here today on his way to East Bay; he had two teams intending to work for Cobb and Mitchell.
S. A. Pike while at Traverse City was bitten bya dog; the owner, Mr. Rutner, gave Steve the dog for damages; the dog has until this evening to repent then he will be executed.
Mrs. Hall, of Grand Rapids, is visiting her mother, Mrs. Banner.
H. Brown is visiting his daughter, Mrs. C. E. Osborn, at Green Lake.
Mrs. Longshore has a sister and two children visiting her from Grand Rapids.
Mrs. Johnson, of Traverse City, has been visiting her parents here, Mr. and Mrs. Gus Brown, this week.
Jan. 2nd Mrs. Hyde received a telegram that her daughter, Grace Munson, was dying. She took the evening train for Hopkin=s station, where she resided.
18 January 1894
Mrs. N. W. Stevens is very sick.
Harry Pettengill, of Oviatt, was over last Saturday on business.
Asa Pennington, of Traverse City, made us a call last Saturday.
Silas Whinery had an attack of bilious fever last week; at present he is improving.
Lawyer P. C. Gilbert, of Traverse City, was in town last Tuesday on legal business.
Wm. Hart, editor of Lake Ann Wave, and his mother were guests of D. G. Shorter last Sunday.
Leonard Stevenson went over to Old Mission last Thursday to attend the funeral of his sister, Mrs. Lannin.
Lumberman cannot complain of too much snow this winter. The warm weather of late keeps the sleighing very good.
We are informed that Del Atkinson, of Long Lake, and Miss Laura Stratton, of this place, were married yesterday by Rev. Mr. Elliot of Long Lake. We join with their many friends in wishing them much joy and prosperity.
25 January 1894
Ida Hall is on the sick list.
Mrs. Longshore has la grippe.
Mrs. Gus Brown has very poor health this winter.
Mr. and Mrs. Elmendorf drove to Traverse City on wheels today.
Mr. and Mrs. M. H. Defreeze and children of Green Lake visited at U. S. Ottinger=s last week.
1 February 1894
Mrs. Middleton is very sick.
Miss Sylvia Coffield is on the sick list.
Marsh Hallett has purchased a new horse.
Calvin Conklin lost a horse a short time ago.
Coss Richardson has purchased a new team; a fine pair of blacks.
Ira Pence and Omer Skiver are cutting wood and logs for Peter Coffield.
Peter Coffield has mated his gray colt that he purchased after Christmas; a fine pair of grays and blacks.
Sunday school and meeting here every Sabbath. Sunday school at ten o=clock and meeting at 11 o=clock.
Prayer meeting every Tuesday evening; the next will be held at Mr. Corbett=s. It is hoped that there will be a good attendance.
Mrs. Stevens is recovering from her sickness slowly.
C. C. Shilling of Traverse City was in town yesterday.
Silas Whinnery is again out on our streets, but rather feeble yet.
Jas. Scott and wife of Traverse City were the guests of Wm. Clow=s last Sunday.
What splendid winter weather and enough snow for nice sleighing around here.
Mr. Sutton of Traverse City started out today again to sell more fruit trees.
Albert Pickard of East Jordan was here a few days last week visiting his sister, Mrs. Shorter.
Mr. Fisher and E. E. Ely, of Big Rapids, were in town yesterday, which means more fruit trees for these parts.
The adventist preachers are coming in today preparing to hold meetings at Mr. Remington=s farm two miles west of here.
Arnold Freeman, an old soldier, 64 years old, with gray hair and all broken down in health received notice today that he would be set back from $12 per [illegible] is he did not furnish evidence to show that he was entitled to a higher rating within 30 days. Mr. Freeman can furnish the evidence from all that know him and will not forget to vote the way he shot just the same. Oh how proud the soldiers are of such rulers after risking their lives to save this nation.
8 February 1894
Ada Fuller is on the sick list.
It is quite like spring today.
Mrs. Welborn is slowly on the gain.
Mrs. Aanner visited in Traverse City Saturday.
H. Brown is visiting in Traverse City this week.
Miss Sarah Fuller has returned home from her grandmothers.
Rev. J. W. Miller preached to a very small audience Sunday on account of bad roads. The meetings have been postponed for a while.
15 February 1894
William Lyon=s health is very poor.
Miss Emma Cox=s health is very poor.
Omer Skiver has gone to Yuba to work.
Prayer meeting this evening at Ellsworth Duryea=s.
Meetings will be continued this week at Howarp district.
Mrs. Ainsley Pennington has been visiting relatives here.
The quilting at Mrs. Valleau=s was a success and Thursday of this week the ladies will quilt one for Mrs. J. Cooper.
Mr. and Mrs. Chester Elliott are talking of leaving for southern Michigan. It is hoped that they will be contented here.
Many of the Indiana people who left some time ago would be glad to return to Michigan, if they could get vacant houses.
22 February 1894
Chas. Corbit has moved out on his farm last Wednesday.
Wm. Whitney moved back to Traverse City last Wednesday.
LaGrippe has not let up on his grip on quite a number of his enemies at and near this place.
More snow and all welcome it, as there is not any more than is needed to make good sleighing.
Julius Norris had the end of his thumb cut off last Saturday by coming in contact with the knot saw in the shingle mill.
We can see the effect of the last pay day at Empire on the 10th, by the numerous people calling on their way to and from Traverse City.
Services were held at Mr. Lamar=s last evening, by Rev. My Snyder of Oviatt. There will be services hereafter every two weeks. All are invited to attend.
8 March 1894
E. F. Ferris has sold his place.
A series of meetings are being held at this place.
Frank Conklin and family have moved over into their new house.
Calvin Conklin and family have moved over to Howard district.
Miss Clara Hardy=s two cousins from Williamsburg, have been visiting here.
Ira Pence while working in Hayworth & Harris= mill, had the end of one of his fingers cut off.
Miss Hattie Fillmore came home from Minnesota, February 23rd. She was glad to return to her many friends at Long Lake.
Mrs. Kingwether, of Kansas, who came here some time ago to her mother=s, Mrs. J. Cox, expects to spend the rest of her days here.
Atley Thomas, of Traverse City, was in town last Saturday.
Mrs. L. Ransom is getting around again after a long illness.
Mrs. S. A. Pike visited with friends at the Run last Tuesday.
Miss Ruth Jeder of Acme is visiting her sister, Mrs. D. Jenkins.
Geo. Davis returned today to Marion Co., Ohio, his present home.
Mrs. N. W. Stevens still keeps her bed, but is improving somewhat.
Arthur Remington has been having a tussle with la grippe for the last week.
Louie Kolenburg and John Derby, of Lake Ann were called here last Sunday.
Cars loading on the switch with potatoes by McCoy & Son of Traverse City.
Mr. and Mrs. J. Tucker were the guests of J. W. Remington last Sunday.
Solomon Clay returned from Indiana where he has been all winter at the old home.
Wm. Jenkins has gone to Traverse City to visit his two daughters who live there.
The logging camps are closing up their jobs for the winter near this place.
Rain last night and today; the wheels are out for the first time since last November.
Mrs. D. Shorter was at Traverse City a few days last week visiting friends and relatives.
Mrs. F. Kilterhouse and daughter, of Empire, called on their way to Traverse City Thursday.
Geo. Rose from the southern part of the state has been making Mr. Church a visit last week.
Thos. Jenkins drew in logs last week all night and half the day; he guessed it, the snow is gone.
The Norris shingle mill finished the winter cut. They expect to start up their saw mill soon.
Ed. Hatch lost a valuable horse of late, making the second one of a team he took in camp last fall.
T. Mimnaugh and F. Young, of Empire went out on the cars to Traverse City this morning; also Mr. Pratt, of Oviatt.
Geo. Willobee goes the rounds with horses and sleighs and takes all the children to his home each Sunday to have Sunday school.
Three loads of scholars and their teacher came here from the Lake Ann school last Friday. They were out for a good time and had it.
Some of the I.O.O.F. men from here attended the Rebecca supper at Traverse City last Monday evening and report having a good time.
It looks very much as if spring had come.
Mr. and Mrs. Banner entertained a few of their friends the 24th.
Mrs. Case has been very poorly all winter but is better at present.
Mr. and Mrs. Osborn of Green Lake took breakfast at U. S. Ottinger=s March 1st then went on to Traverse City.
15 March 1894
We hear the robins once more.
Miss Ruth Keller returned home to Acme last Saturday.
Del Atkinson and wife made a visit at E. Crain=s last Sunday.
Mrs. Crater of Traverse City visited at L. Ransom=s last Saturday and Sunday.
C. Heller is finishing the scaling of the logs for Buckley & Douglas at this place.
Mr. Hibbard of Traverse City is doing the buying potatoes here for A. A. McCoy & Son of Traverse City.
Work is going on in the chapel building again and the adventists are taking of building a church soon.
Mrs. A. A. McCoy and daughter Osa, of Traverse City made a visit at D. G. Shorter=s last Saturday and Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Carr, of Traverse City and Mrs. Carr=s son, Thomas Roy, called on their way to Oviatt last Saturday.
Al Bushaw of this place met with a bad accident last Friday at Shingle mill losing three of his fingers and some of his hand.
Mrs. Crain, our P.M. has received a set of post office boxes from Baltimore which is not only an improvement, but much more convenient.
M. Nimsaw went out on the morning passenger for Traverse City to take his boy to the surgeons to have an operation performed on his eyes.
Mr. Jennings is the guest of A. W. Banner.
Mrs. Gus Brown returned from Traverse City today.
Mr. Elmendorf sprained his arm quite badly one day last week.
H. Brown has been visiting in Traverse City for the last week.
Will Corey of Traverse City visited at U. S. Ottinger=s yesterday.
Henry Benton and Ora Osborn of Green Lake called here on their way home from Traverse City Friday.
Mr. Fillmore has moved his family to Traverse City; his son Byron has moved on to his farm. Mrs. Fillmore is in very poor health.
22 March 1894
We have a citizens caucus next Saturday and an independent citizens caucus on Monday. Two citizens tickets and we can account for there being no democrats, but what is the matter with the republicans is the question?
Lawyer J. Tweddle, of Traverse City, was in town last Wednesday.
Mrs. Adams of Copemish is visiting her daughter, Mrs. Clow at this place.
Miss Sheffer of Kendalville, Ind., a sister of Mrs. S. A. Pike, came last week to stay here this summer.
C. Norris and family and R. F. Altman=s family were to S. A. Pike=s last Sunday.
Geo. Colman, the Lake Ann druggist, and wife, were the guests of D. G. Shorter=s last Sunday.
Dr. Corbin, of Traverse City, was out to see Mrs. Stevens today. Mrs. Stevens has been sick a long time and is improving slowly.
C. Carrol is building fences on the M. & N. E. R.R. at this place. Wm. Clow was working for him and run a snag in his foot and is quite lame.
Mr. Wood has come back again to J. W. Remington;s and started out this morning to deliver books he has taken orders for.
M. L. Lake and Ad. Shira of Lake Ann are moving the Cutler mill that they bought of Mr. Goudy, of Traverse City over to Lake Ann.
Frank Berry of Osborn took out a load of goods for his store today.
We had the pleasure in response to an invitation from the editor of the Lake Ann Wave, to meet with the numerous correspondents at the office on Saturday the 17th inst. and all scribes not present missed having a royal good time. Discussions for the good of the staff in general was debated upon. The announcement of dinner from Mrs. Hart the editor=s mother made all hearts beat as one, and we need but say that we did justice to the meal prepared for us. After dinner we retired to the sitting room and enjoyed a social visit and then adjourned to meet semi-annually= next meeting to be held in September.
29 March 1894
Lou Day was in town last Friday and Saturday.
A white Easter and the poor robins need stockings.
Geo. Jenne, of Traverse City, was out to see his brother Allen last week.
Ad Shugart has his new house nearly ready to live in and will soon occupy it.
Mrs. C. Thornberg, of Maple City, is here visiting her parents, S. Whinery=s.
Jas. Scott and wife, of Traverse City, were here last week visiting Wm. Clows.
John and Warren Valeau have come back again and are working for L. Ransom.
Mat Hamilton and wife, of Williamsburg, went out last Thursday to return home again.
Mr. Sargeant of Empire, called on his way home yesterday with more horses for his new livery.
Manara Cox is doing the buying and loading potatoes at this place for McCoy & Son at Traverse City.
Anna Wheelock of Traverse City, has been spending a few days with her sister, Mrs. Ransom of this place.
Wm. C. Whinnery has traded to Traverse City property for horses, etc., and is going to farming again on his farm.
Miss Luella Rickard is at home on two weeks vacation.
Mrs. A. H. Brown and Bertha are up at the farm for a few days.
Mr. and Mrs. S. H. Osborn and children returned home today. They have been visiting at N. S. Ottinger=s for a few days.
The M. E. Sunday school was organized today. The committee appointed was Mr. Barney and Miss Fuller. The officers for the ensuing year are: Supt. Robert Barney; asst. supt., A. P. Gray; sec=y, Charlie Welborn; treas., Mrs. N. S. Ottinger; chorister, Mr. Ermendorf; organist, Miss Sarah Fisher. The Sunday school is to commence Sunday, April 1st at 2 o=clock p.m. Meeting at 3 o=clock. Rev. J. V. Miller, pastor. All are cordially invited to attend.
29 March 1894
Mr. Lane will move on his place soon.
Farmers have commenced spring work.
Not very good weather for sugar making.
Mr. Adams has taken possession of his farm.
Mr. Skiver will occupy Mr. Richardson=s house.
John Cox and family have moved into their old house.
Mr. Judd and wife have moved into D. Newstead=s house.
Harris and Hayworth have moved their saw mill to Cedar Run.
Mr. Williams, of southern Michigan, preached at the friends church Sunday.
L. K. Richardson expects to move his family to Maple City the first of the week.
Thomas Skiver had a sad accident the other day. He slipped and sprained his ankle.
Miss Louella Pierce started for her old home at Winchester, Ind., yesterday morning.
There was a social held at Mr. East=s last evening for the benefit of Rev. L. J. Rugg. About $10 was received.
5 April 1894
Supervisor, Warren Neal
Clerk, Ashley S. Dobson
Treasurer, James Brown
Com. Highways, Joseph B. Durga
Justice, James W. Gitchell
School Inspector, Chester J. Elliott
Members Board of Review, 1 year, Ephraim Y. Linderman; 2 years, Chester J. Elliott
Constables, Henry Kingdon, Warren Neal
Carrie Tel, of Solon, made a visit last week at J. H. Gray=s.
Mrs. Lamar went to Interlochen for a few days= visit last week.
Mrs. Sullivan, of Interlochen, is here visiting her grandparents.
Rev. Mr. Williams and wife, of Kasson, called to see us last week.
Norris=s are repairing their saw mill and expect to start up in a few days.
Green Briar school commenced this morning with Miss Sheffer as teacher. We are to have a four months term.
The Chicago Supply Co. have been working up the farmers last week near our place for $85 each. We hope there is no Bohemian oats in it.
Two families by the name of Canida, from Marion county, Ohio, came last Tuesday. One of them has rented Rev. Mr. Hall=s farm. They have the appearances of being good farmers and we wish them success.
Mrs. N. W. Stevens died last Saturday morning. Mrs. Stevens had been afflicted several years and for the last few years had been confined to her bed. She was well known by all, having lived here for the last fifteen years. She was a member of the adventist church and lived as a christian; she has gone to her reward and our loss will only be her gain. The funeral service was delivered by Rev. C. W. Willliams at 3 o=clock p.m. yesterday, at the Green Briar school house. The remains were interred in the Burnett cemetery besides her husband, who preceded her about two years. She leaves on son, Morton Stevens, four grandchildren and many friends to mourn her loss.
12 April 1894
Wedding bells in the near future.
The saw mill started up today again.
Louis Doner of Maple City was in town today on business.
Miss Ida Pickard of Leland is visiting her sister, Mrs. Shorter.
Frank Powell of Traverse City visited friends here last Monday and Tuesday.
Chas. Norris and wife and John Valleau went out to Platte to Charles Valleau=s last Sunday.
Three different potato buyers here now representing McCoy & Son and M. Winnie and Liplow.
Error last week in regard to Mrs. Stephens. It should have said confined to her bed for the last few months instead of years.
Few. Bright will leave us tomorrow for Windsor, Canada, his home; he has been staying with his brother, C. M. Bright, for some time.
19 April 1894
Mrs. Beverly is quite sick at present.
J. H. Gray has his teams trucking in the saw logs.
Norm Hathaway of Traverse City was here yesterday.
Mrs. C. M. Bright has gone to Ann Arbor to visit her parents.
Wm. Whinery of Kasson was in town last night visiting his parents.
Manara Cox went out to see his parents last Sunday, at Long Lake.
School begins today in district No. 5 with Grant Pettengill as teacher.
J. W. Remington started for Leland today to purchase fish for market.
Isaiah Shilling and wife and Ed. Corbett and wife were in town last Sunday.
Mrs. Remington has been quite sick for the past week, but is some better at present writing.
Miss Lizzie Biggs has left for Traverse City, where she will learn the dressmaking trade.
Potato buyers have been making a good market here of late, paying from 50 to 55 cents per bushel.
T. Shugart sustained a painful injury to his hand by two logs coming in contact; fortunately, however, no bones were broken.
Geo. Jenne called here on his way back to Traverse City last Sunday. He has been selling goods at Empire for the past week.
26 April 1894
Mrs. F. Beverly is some better.
Miss Ida Pickard left for East Jordan Friday.
J. W. Remington is supplying us with fresh fish.
Mr. Nelson went to East Jordan last Thursday on business.
Wilbur Pratt, of Almira, made a visit at Mr. Gray=s last Sunday.
Isaiah Shilling and wife made Mr. Shorter a visit last Sunday.
Mrs. Shorter spent Friday and Saturday in Traverse City visiting friends.
Francis Thurtell, of Traverse City, was in town on business last Thursday and Friday.
Elder Hebner is holding a protracted meeting for the Seventh-day adventists at this place.
Mr. J. H. Gray went out to visit her aunt at the Five Corners last Saturday and Sunday.
Wm. Newman holds the fort here alone buying potatoes for M. Winnie; paying 78 cents today.
Mr. and Mrs. Thornberg, of Maple City, were here last Sunday visiting Mr. Whinery and Allen Jenne.
A box social was given at A. F. Norris=s last Friday evening for the benefit of the chapel that is being built.
H. C. Pettengill and son Harry, of Oviatt, and Mr. Horen, of Empire, were among passengers for Traverse City last Saturday morning.
Mrs. Peck, of Kasson, called at Mr. Remington=s last Saturday. She has been at Frankfort to see her mother, Mrs. Nye, who is expected to live but a short time.
Mrs. Newstead is very sick.
Some are planting their crops.
Mrs. Elwood Cox=s arm is no better.
Ira Pence has gone to work for Mr. Dunn.
Mr. Cox, from the city, was at the Lake last Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. L. J. Rugg have returned home from Maple City.
Omer Skiver visited his home last Sunday and went back Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. Beaudreau called on Mr. and Mrs. Coffield last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Wright, of Traverse City, visited at Evan East=s last Saturday and Sunday.
School has commenced with Miss Allie Jarrett as teacher. Miss Allie has taken rooms at Mr. Adams=.
Master Henry McGill while playing at school fell and hurt his arm. They don=t think it was broken. It is hoped he will soon be better.
6 July 1899
Jim Thorp gave a dance in his new house Saturday evening.
Herman Cox has a new wheel.
Mrs. L. East and children are almost over the measles.
Maud Corbitt improves very slowly.
Little Morry Cox got his big toe crushed by a horse stepping on it. It is very painful.
Mrs. Mattie Willborn has a new organ. She is now taking lessons.
Charles Wellborn intends to build a new house on his new farm.
27 July 1899
Haying is almost done. A good deal of it got wet.
Mr. Fillmore is harvesting Mr. Elliott=s wheat. Most of the wheat is cut around here.
Peter Coffield will commence cutting his own wheat with his next binder tomorrow.
Ira Chase=s house burned last night. This is the fourth house he has had burned. He has bad luck.
Warren Tilton had to have one of his horses killed. It had the lockjaw.
Mr. Lacker went to the barn to feed his horses, and to his surprise found one of them dead. Cause unknown.
Ellsworth Duryea has built an addition to his barn to make enough room for his hay.
Elwood Cox has got himself a good well of water, only going 105 feet and getting eight feet of water.
Mr. East has an uncle from Kent county visiting him.
Miss Rosa Kinnether has gone to Traverse City to work.
31 August 1899
Frank Altman visited at Elijah Cox=s last week.
Rachel Kenworthy is very low with dropsy.
R. C. Hinshaw of Winchester, Ind., arrived here last week.
Lloyd East and family have moved back to this town.
There is quite a good deal of sickness- cholera morbus and measles.
Mr. and Mrs. Kenworthy=s daughter and child are visiting them at this place.
Charles Welbourn is building a snug little house on the farm he bought last winter.
Miss Rose Kenworthy of Traverse City at her home in this place last Sunday.
5 October 1899
Riley Hinshaw has returned to his home in Indiana.
Elwood Cox passed away last Friday morning. He and his family moved here from Indiana several years ago. He will be sadly missed in this neighborhood and by a host of friends and relatives, especially his family. He was a kind and loving husband and father. A wife and seven children mourn their loss. The funeral services were conducted by Jonathan Hodges. A large company of friends followed him to his grave. He was buried in Long Lake cemetery.
Mr. and Mrs. Adams are away visiting friends.
Mr. Lane and family have gone to visit friends.
Manara Cox, wife and child of Traverse City came to the funeral Sunday and took dinner at his father, Elijah Cox=s, also Ben Altman and family of Cedar Run.
Zora Cox and family are here from Indiana, called here by the death of his father.
J. Stover of Lone Tree stopped at J. East=s Sunday.
2 November 1899
Miss Ada Coffield is on the sick list.
Mrs. J. Adams brother is here on a visit.
Mr. and Mrs. Tim Parcher are digging potatoes for J. W. Lane.
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Welbourn will move into their new house next week.
Mr. and Mrs. Will Newstead of Traverse City passed through our town Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Amos Kennedy of Oviatt visited at her mother=s last week.
Philip Simmonds and family left Wednesday for Indiana, where they will make it their home. May the Lord bless them in our prayer.
Master Murray and Chester Cox and James Coffield, the famous coon hunters, killed a coon in Mr. Coffield=s woods last Saturday afternoon with very little trouble. They prove to be better hunters than most of the young men who hunt day after day, and return home at night with no game except it be a red squirrel or some other small game.
30 November 1899
Mrs. H. A. Hall is on the sick list.
School is progressing nicely with Miss Shunk as teacher.
We understand that Elijah Cox has returned home with two deer.
Mr. and Mrs. Dawson of Lone Tree visited at Mr. Coffield=s last Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd East and children are home to spend Thanksgiving at Evan East=s.
Lissie Durga has purchased what is known as the Wares farm.
Miss Sylvia Coffield returned to Traverse City Sunday evening after a visit with her parents.
James Reynolds of Oviatt passed through here one day last week on his way to Traverse City.
4 January 1900
Since snow came men=s faces are not so long.
School commenced again after the week of vacation with Miss Della Shunk as teacher.
Mr. and Mrs. Amos Kennedy of Oviatt visited her mother Christmas.
Little Verna East is staying with her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Evan East.
Zella Cox has been staying with her sister, Mrs. Welbourn.
Mrs. Hattie Cox is better than she has been for some time.
Cottage prayer meetings are being held instead of preaching at the church on Sunday evening. Sunday school at 10 o=clock and preaching at 11 o=clock every Sunday. Everyone is invited to attend and bring your friends with you.
Mrs. E. Reynolds, with her son John and his wife, are living in the house owned by Jerry Thomas.
Will Kenworthy is working for Leo Cox.
Charles Welbourn and wife are nicely settled in their home at this place.
O. Sasser and wife have moved into a small house in John Cox=s yard. Mr. Sasser has taken a contract to cut wood on Charles Welbourn=s place.
Miss Chamberlain of Traverse City called at Elijah Cox=s New Years day.
Mr. Hardy has the frame addition to their house so they are living in it.
The beautiful snow has come and there is rejoicing among the farmers.
Mr. Corey and wife of Honor passed through here Sunday on their way to Traverse City.
School has commenced again after a vacation of one week.
11 January 1900
The snow is leaving us and the roads are hardly fit for wheeling or sleighing.
Your correspondent has received word from Charles Powell of Kansas City, of the death of his wife one week ago. They moved from Cedar Run to that place three weeks ago tomorrow.
Prayer meeting at Rev. Stella Hammond=s last Sunday evening. Not Many out, but had a good meeting.
L. P. East and family from Archie visited his father, Ivan East, from Friday over Sunday.
Mrs. A Norris is spending a few days with her daughter at Maple City.
S. Walton and wife of Traverse City visited her uncle, G. D. Willobee.
Rev. Estella Hammond, pastor of the Friends church, preaches at the chapel every two weeks in the evening.
Norris Bros. have bought heavier machinery and are fitting up and repairing their saw mill for the season=s run.
Our burg is a busy place this winter, as there is more lumbering going on than ever before. Logs are coming in at a lively rate.
Mrs. Geo. Hathway, who spent Christmas at her old home in Illionois, has returned.
Mrs. A. C. Wyncoop has returned home from Ohio, where she has been visiting relatives and friends.
Mrs. Myers has returned home from Ohio, where she has been visiting relatives and friends.
A. C. Wyncoop is selling out his goods. He talks of starting up again in the spring, which we hope he will, as he has always kept a full [stock] of general merchandise and would be greatly missed, although we have two other good stores in our town.
The sad news came the other day of the death of Mrs. C. F. Powell. They left here a few days ago for Kansas, where they were going for her health, but she died shortly after they arrived at that place. Although she had been here but a short time, she made many friends who will be grieved to learn of her death.
18 January 1900
Arthur Neal, who has been working for J. Norris for some time, has been at home a few days sick with la grippe.
Fred Tucker quit working on the R. R. section and is now in the log yard at the depot.
Charles Lee of Honor has moved with his family to this place. They will live in the rooms vacated by F. Rogers over Mr. Newman=s store.
Tom Skiver and Lottie Wares were quietly married Wednesday evening at the home of Justice Neal. They are both well known here and their many friends join in good wishes for their future.
Warren Snow, who has been in Traverse City for some time, has returned and is working for W. Wares, driving team.
Claude Simmonds is now making his home with Wm. Whinnery. He has been working for Jos. Ayers of Oviatt.
Rev. Estella Hammond was not at the chapel Sunday evening. The meeting was led by A. F. Jenne. There was a goodly number present and we hope they will do as well next Sunday evening.
25 January 1900
Mrs. Elliott went to Traverse City Monday to visit her son and other friends.
Willie East and Stella Hammond have returned from Manton, where they have been attending quarterly meeting of Friends. Willie reports good meetings.
J. R. Cox has a horse quite badly kicked last Sunday. They sent for the veterinary. He dressed the wound and thought the horse would get along very well.
Eliza Cox and part of her family visited at J. Cox=s Sunday.
Prayer meeting last Sunday night at J. Lane=s.
The roads are not fit for hauling at this writing. While the roads were good 25 and 30 teams would pass through this burg.
Elijah Cox has been almost bedfast with la grippe verging on pneumonia.
22 February 1900
Geo. Hardy=s health is very poor.
Prayer meeting held at John Adams= Sunday evening.
Mrs. James Elliott and Mrs. L. K. Richardson are on the sick list.
Peter Coffield spent Saturday with his family at this place.
Miss Della Shunk spent Thursday night with Miss Ada Coffield.
Willie East attended the High school lecture last Friday evening.
Mr. and Mrs. Amos Kennedy and daughter Marion spent Saturday and Sunday at her mothers=.
The Long Lake and Garfield Sunday School Association, held at Long Lake Feb. 19th, was not very largely attended on account of the storm.
L. G. East and family of Archie returned to their home last Sunday after spending a week with their parents.
15 March 1900
The men need complain no longer for want of snow.
Rev. Estella Hammond and Lillian Adams called at Mr. Coffield=s last week.
Charlie Welburn has turned from a school teacher to a lumberman.
Mrs. Nellie Richardson and Mrs. Elliott are slowly improving.
Chester Elliott and family of Traverse City spent Sunday with his parents of this place.
Peter Coffield came home from Cedar Run sick, but was better and returned this morning.
Mrs. J. W. Lane=s brother, Charlie Brown, of Cedar Run, spent Sunday at their home.
Charley Sachtleben, wife and babe spent Sunday with her parents in this place.
Caroline Elliott and her daughter, Mrs. Richardson, have been sick but are better at this writing.
James Elliott is suffering quite badly with rheumatism.
Mr. Adams and Mr. Lane are putting up ice from the Coffield lake.
Twenty three at the prayer meeting at J. Lane=s last Sunday evening. The meeting will be held next Sunday night at Elijah Cox=s. A cordial invitation is extended to all to come.
Mr. Hardy is in very poor health and his eyes are failing so fast he cannot see and recognize any one a short distance from him.
Peter Coffield is still working over at Cedar Run.
Chester Elliott and family of Traverse City visited Sunday at his father=s in this place.
Charles Wilburn has purchased a new sewing machine.
Most all are nearly done hauling logs from this place.
22 March 1900
Regular March weather today.
Mrs. Lane is expecting her brother and family this week.
Mrs. Grover and daughter from Traverse City are visiting relatives and friends in this place.
Leo Cox and wife visited with his brother in Traverse City on Saturday and Sunday.
Peter Coffield was home Saturday and Sunday.
The prayer meeting was well attended Sunday night. There will be prayer meeting at E. Duryea=s next Sunday night. Everybody is invited.
H. Altman and son called at Elijah Cox=s Monday.
Charles Welburn is hauling wood.
29 March 1900
The snow is going very fast.
John Reynolds has purchased a team of horses.
Quite a large number attended the prayer meeting at C. Duryea=s. There will be a meeting next Sunday night at Rev. Stella Hammond=s. Every lady is invited to come.
Miss Rhoda Allen took dinner with Miss Ada Coffield last Sunday.
Miss Flossie Chamberlain visited relatives in this place last week.
Charles Powell of Cedar Run took dinner at Elijah Cox=s last Saturday.
Three young men arrived last week at Jim Thorpe=s from Indiana.
John Cox came very near losing two cows last Friday, by breaking through the ice. One of the cows he has lately bought.
Miss Stover and two young ladies from Lone Tree attended the prayer meeting at E. Duryea=s last Sunday night.
Caroline Elliott is so much better that she was able to attend the meeting Sunday morning.
Leo Cox and brother, Ernest, have been putting up ice from Coffield Lake.
Mrs. Ganes= brothers and families have come and expect to move to Traverse City.
J. Cox, wife and part of his family visited last Sunday in Traverse City at the home of Mrs. Cox=s brother, Sylvanus Kenworthy. Her brother expected to move to Flint yesterday.
5 April 1900
Supervisor- Warren Neal
Clerk- J. W. Lane
Treasurer- E. J. East
Commissioner of Highways- J. B. Durga
School inspector- Jos. Finch
Justice of the peace- J. B. Durga
Member of the Board of Review- Jos. Swint
26 April 1900
The box social held Friday evening at the chapel for the benefit of the organ fund brought in $11.45.
There is a minister holding meetings at the Adventist church.
E. Frazher, an old neighbor, but now of Burdickville, called on friends here last week.
Josie Benjamin came home from her school at Shetland to spend Sunday.
T. H. Ball has been visiting in the neighborhood.
Frank and Florence Walton of Traverse City called on Miss Minor Sunday.
Julius Norris left last week for Ann Arbor to undergo an operation. He has been sick all winter and his recovery is doubtful. His wife accompanied him.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Dillon and family from East Kasson visited Mrs. Couliflower Saturday and Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. John Berry and Mrs. Minnie Payne of Osborn have been visiting Mrs. R. Payne at this place.
J. A. Pennington of Lake Ann did business here this week.
Two colored gentlemen are stopping at the hotel. They gave an entertainment at Green Briar school house Saturday evening, which was much enjoyed by those present.
George Willobee spent last week in Ohio. While there he was married to a lady from Glover Hill. He returned Saturday evening, bringing his wife with him. We extend our kindest and best wishes for their future happiness.
Mr. Walton and family of Traverse City, Milton Wilobee, wife and little son of Old Mission, Mr. and Mrs. John Bright and children and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Rogers of East Kasson, and Mr. and Mrs. J. Benjamin of this place visited at Mr. Willobee=s Sunday to meet his wife, recently from Ohio.
10 May 1900
Rev. Fannie Elliott of Maple City passed through this place last Saturday.
L. J. East and family have returned to their home near Archie, Mich.
James Elliott purchased a new buggy last Friday.
Miss Ada Coffield visited at home over Sunday.
Zora Honterman and family have moved into this neighborhood. We welcome them among us.
Mrs. Clara Craw is able to walk out now. Her twin boys are healthy little fellows. One weighed at birth ten pounds, the other nine and a quarter. These make four pairs of twins that have been born near around Twin lakes in the last ten or twelve years.
Leslie Hallett and family have moved back into Dove Newstead=s house.
James Elliott owns quite a curiosity, a pig some five or six weeks old born without eyes. It is just as lively as the rest of the brood.
Several of the neighbors gathered in last Sunday evening at Zora Honterman=s to spend the evening.
Mellie Richardson went yesterday to see her daughter near Oviatt.
Charles Satchleben, wife and babe visited at Elijah Cox=s Sunday afternoon.
Charles Welburn is building a buggy house.
E. J. East is building a barn.
School is in progress with Miss Shunk as teacher.
E. Duryea has painted his house.
O. Sasser is living in Jerry Thomas=s house.
Today is misty, foggy, cloudy, trying to rain, but hasn=t to amount to anything. It has been very dry.
17 May 1900
Mrs. Clara Craw was out riding last week, the first for several weeks.
Miss Sylvia Coffield from Traverse City visited her parents in this place Saturday night and Sunday.
E. J. East=s had company last Sunday from Silver Lake.
Elijah Cox found quite a curiosity last week in a hen=s nest. A chicken egg that was of unusual size. It measured in length about four [and] a half inches, around the egg six and three quarters inches, when breaking the egg it was found to contain another egg fully formed, with a hard shell of a brown color, the shell of the large egg was white. Between the shell of the egg inside and the outside shell it was filled with the white of the egg but had no yolk.
7 June 1900
Eb. Ransom was in the neighborhood Sunday.
Willie East spent Saturday and Sunday with his brother at Archie.
Miss Ada Coffield attended the opera at Steinberg=s Saturday evening.
Miss Della Shunk spent Monday night with Miss Lizzie Stone of No. 4.
Miss Amy Kingdon has returned home from her school at Walton.
Will Corey and wife from Honor passed through here on their way to Traverse City.
28 June 1900
Evan East, wife and father visited last Saturday and Sunday at Archie.
Mrs. Vernie Elliott of Traverse City spent Sunday at James Elliott=s.
Nearly all the farmers around here have their potatoes planted.
Mrs. Eliza Cox has purchased a new milch cow.
For the last two or three days it has been very dry and warm. The thermometer registered 92 degrees in the shade.
2 August 1900
The men need not work so hard now, as the hailstorm has cut the grain and saved them the trouble.
Messrs. Ebb and Leland Ransom of Traverse City spent Saturday and Sunday at their uncle=s, Ben Durga.
Ben Molar and family of High Point, North Carolina, have returned to their old home here. Michigan is the best place after all.
Around Coffield lake is getting to be a favorite resort for a great many. Among the last to enjoy the fishing and boating were Mark Craw, Mr. Haynes, Mr. Fulghum, Mr. Frye, Mr. Clary.
Messrs. Price and Clark of Indiana are registered at Elliott=s hotel.
Amos Kennedy of Oviatt passed through here on his way to Traverse City.
Lloyd East and family of Archie are visiting at his father=s in this place.
9 August 1900
Old Land Mark Gone
The home of Mr. and Mrs. J. Seymour at Long Lake was burned about noon Tuesday. The fire was discovered by the neighbors but was too far advanced to be extinguished. Through the efforts of the neighbors and the men from Paris= mill the furniture on the first floor was saved, but that on the second floor was a total loss. The loss is over $2,000, with no insurance. The building was erected by the Hannah, Lay & Co. about 1867 for a boarding house at their mill, and was one of the landmarks in that section. It was known as the Newstead property, Mrs. Newstead afterward marrying Mr. Seymour, and living in it at the time of the fire. The barn came near burning, but was saved through the hard work of the neighbors and mill men. The ice house was burned and its contents are a total loss. The origin of the fire is unknown.
23 August 1900
Riley Hinshaw of Indiana is making his home at John Cox=s.
Mr. Ely and wife of Cass county are visiting their aunt, Mrs. Richardson. They expect to buy a place here if they can find one that suits them.
Rev. Howard Moore of Manton, preached at the Friends church at Long Lake Sunday morning.
P. C. Gilbert returned to Traverse City yesterday. Mr. Gilbert and family have been spending a few days at Long Lake.
Several passed through this burg on their way to Long Lake to spend a few days. They are camping on P. C. Gilbert=s place.
Mr. and Mrs. Seymour have moved into David Newstead=s house since their house was burned.
Mr. Skyver, wife and daughter of Traverse City and their niece from Richmond, Ind., called at Eliza Cox=s Sunday.
Mrs. Stott passes through here to Traverse City every day with blackberries.
Mrs. Whinnery and daughters of Traverse City spend Sunday here. They attended the meeting at Long Lake.
30 August 1900
Reported for the HERALD
Mrs. John Cox has been suffering with a hard cold.
Mr. and Mrs. Lester Hallett=s baby is very sick and not expected to live.
Mrs. L. K. Richardson=s niece and nephew of southern Michigan are here on a visit.
Mr. Marsh and family expect to move to Traverse City before long.
Clyde Carriss and sister Grace expect to leave soon for their southern home.
West Wares and family of Lake Ann called at Peter Coffield=s Sunday afternoon.
Charley Sachtleben, who has been sick all summer with rheumatism, is improving.
While playing ball in Elijah Cox=s last Sunday, Frank Simmonds was hit by the ball but not seriously hurt.
6 September 1900
Amos Jay of Indiana is boarding at J. Elliott=s.
Mrs. Martha Cox and son from Winchester, Ind., are visiting at John Cox=s.
There was quite a heavy rainfall Sunday night.
Mrs. Seymour has moved back to her home near Long Lake.
Quite a number of excursionists are in this neighborhood.
Zora Cox and family from Winchester, Ind., are visiting his mother and other relatives here.
Z. Skiver and family of Traverse City are camping near Long Lake. Also Dave Harris and wife of Winchester, Ind.
Mrs. A. J. Ballard of Richmond, Ind., came out to E. Duryea=s last Saturday, and if the way was open so she could she intended to give a stereoptican entertainment, consisting of ninety views of Syria, Japan, Cuba, and Alaska, but she failed in getting the church as Mr. Carpenter had the promise of the house. She is a relative of Rev. Allen Jay, who is well known and dearly loved here. There were several disappointed that she did not give the entertainment.
27 September 1900
The hay fever resorters have all returned to their home in Indiana.
Mr. Marsh and family have moved to Traverse City.
Lloyd East has moved into his own house that was occupied by Mr. Marsh.
Mr. East is improving his place quite a little.
Mrs. J. Adams= mother has been visiting her children in this place.
J. Jane=s mother has been visiting with her children.
A. Jenne, wife and one child visited at Elijah Cox=s last Wednesday.
James Elliott is very poorly with rheumatism.
Miss Minnie Carpenter has been visiting in this neighborhood.
Frank Simmonds returned to his home in Indiana last night.
School will commence next Monday with Lloyd East as teacher.
Mr. Wright of Traverse City spent Saturday and Sunday with Ivan East.
Rev. Jonathan Hodges preached at the Friends church Sunday. Several were out to hear him. It seemed good to have the aged father and his wife with us again. They are visiting their old friends in this place for a few days. They expect to return to Indiana next week.
Miss Grace Clark is visiting her sister, Mrs. A. East.
Miss Ethelind Gitchel was married last Thursday. Our best wishes for a long and happy life go with her in her married life.
11 October 1900
William F. Lyon of Long Lake was stricken with paralysis Saturday, and is lying in a critical condition. His left side is entirely paralyzed. He is one of the earliest settlers of the county.
8 November 1900
Zora Cox has gone back to Indiana.
Miss Sylvia Coffield spent Sunday with her parents at this place, returning to Traverse City in the evening.
Miss Vera Duryea has a piano and Miss Gertrude Adams an organ.
Elijah Cox has gone hunting.
Mrs. H. A. Hall is able to be out again.
Mrs. Nellie Richardson spent Sunday with her daughter at Oviatt.
Rev. Meade A. Kelsey preached at the Lake Sunday. We are glad to welcome him back.
15 December 1900
Miss Addie Coffield is suffering with a sprained ankle, caused by a fall while skating.
Francis Ransom passed through our town Monday on his way to Traverse City.
Zora Cox and family are settled in their new home.
Lloyd East is getting along finely with his school.
Claude Watson has been driving team for James Elliott.
Claude Watson has been driving team for James Elliott.
Peter Coffield has gone to Twin Mountain to camp.
Mr. and Mrs. Amos Kennedy and daughter visited at Mrs. Richardson=s Sunday.
27 December 1900
Isaiah Skiver and family have moved into this neighborhood.
Peter Coffield came home Saturday to spend Christmas with his family.
Mrs. H. A. Hall called on Mrs. Charlie Welbourne Friday.
There will be a Christmas tree at the Howard school house Christmas eve.
Charley Welbourne is supplying his neighbors with their groceries.
Fred Kingdon has purchased a new team.
Miss Rhoda Allen has returned from visiting her uncle at Mancelona.Records Page Pioneer Families of Grand Traverse County
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