Pioneer Families of Grand Traverse County, Michigan
Long Lake Articles in the Grand Traverse Herald, 1885 through 1889
8 January 1885
Pleasant winter weather.
School closed at No. 2 school house last Friday week.
Manara Cox went to Indiana on a visit for the winter.
There was a magic lantern show at the hall last night.
J. R. Cox is drawing logs to the above mill. Others are intending to draw.
We understand that D.O. Page intends to build two or more houses for the Forest Lodge Co. soon, and a barn for himself.
The change in the weather gave a great number of our people colds, several children croup, but we have heard of no case of lung fever.
Rev. Nathan Mills and John Cook commence a series of religious meetings at No. 4 school house. They have been holding meetings at Silver Lake for some time past.
Peter Coffield purchased a very fine team of horses some days ago. He is drawing logs to Larkins & Lindermans's saw mill. They are paying from $3 to $4 per M. for hard wood logs.
There was an oyster supper at No. 4 school house on Christmas Eve, a supper at Rising Star lodge rooms and some rhetorical exercises. A good time was enjoyed at both places.
Hardly snow enough for good sleighing, but it is being made use of the way it is. Sleighing was excellent before the recent thaw. The lowest the mercury has been in this locality was 18 degrees below zero.
George Hardy gave us the following crop report of what he raised on nine acres of land the past season which is a good showing: Oats, 120 bushels; corn, 200 bushels; peas, 17 bushels; rutabagas, 250 bushels; buckwheat, 25 bushels; potatoes, 150 bushels. Total 762 bushels.
The ice of Long Lake is not safe as was found out by Henry Rhuyl the other day when he attempted to cross. He broke in where the water was very deep, but as good luck had it he succeeded in getting out without going entirely under. It is good policy to keep off of these lakes for some time yet.
29 January 1885
Plenty of snow; sleighing splendid.
Almost every one owning a team is engaged either in hauling logs or lumber.
The young people of this place are trying to enjoy the winter, and have made a success with surprise parties.
A. Norris has sent his team to the lumber woods. Also the Messrs. L. Stevenson and T. White were intending to start yesterday.
We understand that Simmons Bros. Have rented a saw mill of some parties in Indiana, and will occupy the grounds recently vacated by Mr. Fox.
Jesse Shisler has a grove of hemlock that he wishes to dispose of containing nearly 150,000 feet. Good land, roads,and only two miles to saw mill.
News items will be discontinued for an indefinite period from Cedar Run, unless some one else undertakes the work, as your correspondent will start to school soon.
5 February 1885, page 6, column 2
Jan. 27th, 18 degrees below zero.
David Wares is drawing lumber for H., L & Co.
Eb. Brown has been sawing logs for Mr. Goodrich.
We understand the measles have broken out in district No. 3.
The Sabbath school at the friends' church is well attended by the young.
There is some talk of a blacksmith shop being put up at the head of the lake the coming spring.
Mr. and Mrs. E. V. Davis are going on a visit of Mr. Davis' former home in the south part of the state in a few days.
Marsh Hallett and Mr. Kingdon have been drawing lumber from Elijah Ransom's saw mill to Traverse City for some time.
The prayer meetings held at the friends church every week are a very interesting and are pretty well attended by the young people.
The relatives of Mrs. James Getchel met at her residence on the evening of her birthday and brought plenty of oysters and they had a very pleasant time.
Tullie Tharp intends to start with a car load of potatoes for Portland, Jay county, Ind., in about a week. Mrs. Tharp will accompany her husband and visit friends there.
The protracted meetings that were conducted by Nathan Mills and John Cook at No. 4 school house closed a few evenings since. Quite a number of backsliders were reclaimed and a number were converted.
Philip and Joshua Simmonds have ordered a saw mill from Kingston, Ind. They are not fully decided where they will locate it. It will be either put up on James Tharp's land and in the same shed that Mr. Fox's mill was in, or at the head of Long Lake.
The snow is from twenty-four to thirty inches deep. Snow plows have been made good use of for some days past. There is so much snow on the lake that it has to be plowed off before it will freeze sufficienty hard to admit of teams being driven on it to unload logs. Ira P. Chase has been plowing it off with his ponies for the past week so that John Rennie, who is running a camp for Hannah, Lay & Co., can unload logs on it.
19 February 1885
The snow is three feet deep on a level.
Carlos Howard is building an ice house.
Henry Howard lost a horse a few days since.
The friends held their preparative meeting on the 5th inst.
The lumber is all drawn from Hannah, Lay & Co.'s Long Lake saw mill.
There are several cases of something like diphtheria in this immediate section.
We are looking up the history of this town, and will be able to furnish it by our next.
Silas Shilling started with his family and effects for the south part of the state yesterday.
Mrs. Marsh Hallett started to the eastern part of the state a few days since to see her sister, who is dangerously ill.
A team gets into the lake nearly every day at J. Rennie's lumber camp, while they are scraping the snow off the lake, trying to make ice.
We received a copy of the HERALD Cook Book, and we desire to express our thanks, and say farther that it is all that can be desired as a cook book.
D. O. Page says he has all of his ice put up for summer use. Got it off a small lake near by. Had to keep it scraped off so that it could freeze.
Chas. and Leroy Thomas arrived home from Indiana on the 3rd. inst. Said the snow was 31 inches on a level. Not far behind old Grand Traverse. Said that a colony was going to Kansas from that section in the spring.
The past week was the stormiest of the season. The recent storm was the first that blockaded the roads so that they had to be shoveled to be made passable. The lowest the thermometer has registered here this winter was 28 degrees below zero. The oldest inhabitants tell us that this and the past month have been the most severe that those months have ever been since they have been here. While we are on the weather subject we might state that we received a letter from Wm. F. Lewis of McCallsburg, Iowa, giving a thermometer report for the month of January, showing a average of 36 degrees above to 35 degrees below zero. He futher states that about nine-tenths of the farms in his section were for sale, and the people wanted to go to a warmer climate. Said that quite a number from their section went to Dakota last season, and that a number of them were faring badly. Said his son was one of the number that went, and that he was teaching school in a sod house.
12 March 1885
Cedar Run closes this week.
We are waiting with patience to see who is the successor to the jolly little postmaster of 240 lbs. avoirdupois of Cedar Run. We understand he is ready and willing to hand it over at any moment.
We see in a historical sketch of the town of Almira in Benzie county a slight mistake we think. The history locates Nathan Stephens as living on section eight. According to town plat we think he is on section three.
The health of this neighborhood is generally good. Mr. Varnar, an old resident of Almira, was buried in Almira cemetery, and George Valleau, another pioneer of Long Lake, died and was buried at the same place, but a few days apart.
There is considerable improvement talked of the coming season. More mills are talked of and a hall- don't know whether a grange hall or for a business hall; but success to it or any other improvements that are calculated to advance the best interests of the community at large.
Mr. Sanford went to Antrim county to see a sick brother a few days since.
Horace Chase moved his family and effects to Mr. Goodrich's lumber camp to take charge of the same, a few days since.
Schools in districts No's 3 and 4 closed a few days since. All the schools in the towns have closed, with the exception of the Cedar Run school.
Different parties are still drawing hard wood logs to Larkins & Linderman's mill. Mr. Larkins informed us that they would but until the snow went off; said that there was somewhere near 1,000,000 feet of logs in the yard now.
The residence of Arthur Page was consumed by fire some days since. The greater portion of his goods were saved. Mr. Page made an auction sale of the remainder of his goods on the 28th ult. Intends to move to Kansas this spring.
The friends' monthly meeting was held at their church at the head of the lake on last Saturday. It was well attended, and a good meeting. Friends residing in Wexford county were in attendance, also two gentlemen from the southern part of this state. They are looking for homes here, and intend to purchase.
Parties residing at Lansing write to J. Pennington last week, asking whether or no, land could be purchased at the head of Long Lake, bordering on the lake, that would be suitable for a summer resort, as they desired such a place. We would say to all parties desiring such locations that there are some splendid locations for such purposes, and now is the time to secure them, and they cannot do better in northern Michigan.
George Valleau departed this life on the evening of 27th utl. Cause of death, spinal paralysis. Was not sick quite a week. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. John Cook at the friends' church on the 1st. The house was well filled as Mr. Valleau was extensively known, and well beloved by all who knew him. He was a loving husband, an accomodating neighbor and an indulgent father. A wife, three sons and two daughters survive him. The remains were interred in the Almira cemetery.
19 March 1885
Business rather quiet. Most too much snow for farmers.
Mrs. Wheelock, who died suddenly at her home in Almira, last week, will be greatly missed. She was one of the first settlers of the township, Lake Ann bearing her name. She was respected by all who knew her, and was always ready to lend a helping hand wherever needed. The children have lost a kind and affectionate mother. The funeral was held at Green Brier school house, conducted by Rev. J. B. Hall, and was largely attended.
Cedar Run stream is a small rivulet starting from cedar lake, in Long lake township, Grand Traverse county. It runs in a northwest direction to about the county line of Benzie county, thence north, nearly on the county line, to the Leelanaw county line, thence northeasterly, emptying into Carp lake. Soon after leaving Cedar lake it becomes quite a large stream, and nearly every section it crosses has sufficient fall for good water power for mills or other machinery, and most of the owners of mill sites are willing to sell the power low to persons who would improve them, and in some instances would help build mills. Any one wishing to start in such business will do well to look into the matter.
19 March 1885, page 2, columns 1-3
HISTORICAL AND DESCRIPTIVE
Grand Traverse County
The geographical position of the town is as follows: It is situated in the northwest corner of Grand Traverse county. It is bounded on the north by Leelanaw county, on the east by Traverse town, on the south by Blair town, and on the west by Benzie county. It is in the form of a square, containing 36 square miles. It is township 27 north and range 12 west.
We will next give the physical description of the town. The surface in the north, northeast, northwest and part of the east is rolling. The remainder of the town is, comparitively speaking, level, and slightly rolling. The soil is somewhat diversified, being in certain localities of a dark sandy loam, in other localities of a light sandy nature, while in still other localities it is a dark clay loam. Sand predominates, excepting perhaps in the dark clay. The town is interspersed throughout with beautiful lakes. There are 25 lakes in the twon that have from a few acres up to seven or eight square miles of area. The greater number, if not all, of the above lakes, have edible fish in them, such as bass, pickerel, suckers, ring perch, catfiah and many other varieties. There are also some whitefish in Long lake and perhaps in some of the other lakes. Long lake is the largest lake in the twon, being somewhere near four and one-half miles in length and somewhere near two miles wide in the widest place. The Platte, or a branch of the Platte river is the outlet. This lake has four beautiful islands in it, the largest of which is Long island, containing 40 acres. The depth of the water in this lake is sufficient to make it navigable for good sized steamers. One of more of the above islands is one the grandest natural locations for a summer resort in this country, in our opinion. There are but few streams of water in the town, the largest of which is Cedar Run, situated in the northwest part of the town. There are so many lakes that the town is well watered. The water in these lakes is as pure as can be, and as clear as crystal. The bottom can be seen in many of them at a depth of 20 to 40 feet. There are various kinds of timber, such as the following, which we will name in the order of their plentifulness- sugar maple, pine, beech, elm, hemlock, cedar, basswood, ash, and a few other varieties. The soil is of a different quality where these different kinds of timber predominate. This is a rule, but sometimes two, three or more of these varieties grow on the same soil, or, in other words, in the same forest.
The soil where sugar maple, elm and basswood predominate is of a dark sandy loam, being our best quality of soil. Pine is found principally growing on a light sandy soil, which we consider the poorest quality of soil. Cedar, as a rule, is found on a good quality of soil, being a black muck, or closely resembling it.
The climate is affected more or less by our close proximity to the great lakes; also our small lakes affect the climate in the summer season. The great lakes prevent the climate in the winter season from becoming excessively cold, and they prevent it from being extremely warm in the summer season, making it a desirable place for southerners to resort in the summer season, and it would not be a bad winter resort for those who live where the mercury drops to 30 or 40 degrees or more below zero.
Our climate is peculiarly adapted to the growth of all kinds of small fruits, such as blackberries, raspberries, huckberries, cranberries, strawberries, and in fact of all kinds that will thrive in the temperate zone. Hundreds of bushels of blackberries alone are gathered in this town every year, and that without cultivation. This makes it very convenient for those who do not have tame fruit for culinary purposes; also it is a means by which many obtain some spending money during the berry season, as they always bring a fair price in the markets. There is a peculiar feature about the blackberry in this locality which is this: As soon as they commence to have fruit they continue to bear until frost comes, which is as a rule very late in the fall. Almost all kinds of larger fruits do well here. Apples, pears, plums, cherries, etc, etc., grow to perfection.
It is no wonder that we still find the "red Man" here, for in the summer season he gathers all kinds of wild fruit and takes it to market, and also has an unlimited amount of fish, and in the fall he gathers different medicinal roots, hunts for deer and bear, traps for mink, otter, muskrats, coon, marten, fox, and other species of animals in which this region abounds.
There are numerous deposits of gravel for improving the highways, excellent sand for plastering, and clay hills for road purposes.
We will next speak of the settlement of the town, which was begun some time near 1850 [note- probable a typographical error, should be near 1860]. The names of some of the oldest settlers are as follows, in the order, as near as we are able to find out, in which they came: D. Carmichael, his mother, sister, and perhaps other members of the family, Stephen McGary, D.Dyer, L. F. Greeno, Peter Coffield, Carlos Howard, C. C. Howard, H. D. Howard, Wm. Burden, Mr. Atwell, Ira Chase, L. Curtis, W. Sluyter, M. V. B. Clark, B. H. Durga, John Hildebrandt, J.W. Russell, Wm. Leit, G. Willobee, and some others about the same time. It might not be out of place to give one little incident of the pioneer life of Ira Chase, who came here and settled on the southeast quarter of section 17, in February 1862, where he still resides.
Early in February of '62 E. Fillmore, who was then living in Whitewater town, brought Mr. Chase out to his land, which he entered. The snow was then near three feet deep, and they had to cut their own road through the forest from section 11. When they arrived to erect his cabin, they cut a place for it and built a rude one, camping out for a while. They worked away until they got it erected, when they went back to Whitewater for a few days. Then Mr. Chase came back alone and shoveled a large amount of snow off of the cabin and put a roof on it. He then went and brought his wife, who was the first white woman that settled west of Long lake, and they set to work gathering moss to chink the house with. They thus began life in the wilderness. Mr. Chase supported his family by hunting and trapping principally. He has killed fifteen black bear in these regions since coming, and numerous other wild animals. Hay in those times was worth from $30 to $40 per ton in Traverse City, and other things for man and beast were in the same proportion. I give this little incident to show those who now live here what luxuries they now have to what they had who first settled here.
As will be seen the town was first settled in the north, northeast, east and southeast part. The town was first organized as a town in 1867. It derived its name from the beautiful lake which was called Long lake. The first town meeting was held at the home of J. Schanck, on the first Monday of April, 1867. The territory that composes the town was taken from Traverse town. There were 39 votes cast at the first town meeting. B. H. Durga was the first supervisor. W. Sluyter was the first clerk, and Leander Curtis the first treasurer.
We will now speak briefly of the growth and development of the town from that time. From the census of 1870 we find that the population of the town was 333. The inhabitants were a mixed multitude, being Germans, Irish, Indians and Americans, and at that time there might have been representatives from other countries. The census of 1880 showing a population of 455, a gain of 122 in 10 years. By the census taken last spring we find the population to be 590, a gain of 135 in five years, showing the rate of gain to more than double what it was from 1870 to 1880, which in our opinion, speaks quite highly for this section of the country. The inhabitants at present are principally from Indiana, New York, Germany, Ireland, Ohio and other scattering places. The society is fair to good. The first school house was built on the northwest corner of section 25 in the latter part of 1858, or about that time; cannot give it definitely. There was a log cabin. Some years after there were log cabins built for school purposes on sections 16 and 6. The first frame school house was built some time near 1876, on section 9, and known as the union school house. In 1881 the town was re-districted and the union school house was vacated and sold to the friends' society for a church building, that being the only church building in the town. At present there are five school districts, each having a good frame school house, the frame houses having taken the place of the log cabins of former years. All, or all but one, of the school houses are used for church purposes and for Sabbath schools. The town as regards politics is principally republican. The development of the town in the past five year or ten years has been very rapid. Frame houses and barns have taken the places of log ones of pioneer times; the mighty forests are succumbing rapidly to the ax of the farmer and lumberman; beautiful farms are smiling in almost all parts of the town- some of them have the stumps pretty well pulled up. At present the farmer. when he wishes to clear a tract of land, does not cut it down in fallows, as in former years, but cuts the timber up into wood and logs, as he can find a ready market for both.
Hannah, Lay & Co. built a mill on section 23, in the year 1871, with a capacity of cutting 8,000,000 feet of pine every summer. Any one desiring to find out how much valuable pine has been cut by the above mill can easily do so by multiplying 8,000,000 feet by 14, the number of years it has been in operation. Then multiply that by $15 or $25 per thousand, and you will see the value of the same. There is one saw mill in the town; another in the course of erection; two more mills near the edge of town; one postoffice on section 9, known as Long Lake P.O.; one blacksmith shop on section 7; three stores; one hall, known as the I.O.G.T. hall.
In 1882 a company from Chicago, Ill., came and purchased a tract of land in section 23 to be used as a summer resort. A number of nice rustic houses have been built, and the grounds put in nice order, and altogether it presents a very nice appearance and is as cozy a summer retreat as there is in the country, according to its size. Its name is Forest Lodge. Another company from Lansing is looking out for grounds bordering on Long lake for a summer resort.
Will speak of the kinds of products produced from the farms and will then close. The principal crops grown here are wheat, both spring and fall, oats corn, rye, potatoes, peas. All kinds of roots grow to perfection. A great many rutabagas and beets are grown for feeding stock during the winter. Grass of all kinds does excellently well. There is no land in the town, however light, but what will produce an abundant crop of clover, which shows that all the land can be brought up to a high state of cultivation. As we mentioned before, all kinds of fruit that will grow in the temperate zone do well here, and their keeping qualities are remarkable.
As people are liable to die in any country, we have provided ourselves with as handsome a cemetery as there is in northern Michigan, notwithstanding it is reported that a man had to be killed to start a graveyard.
D. WEBSTER SMITH
2 April 1885
Business is rather dull yet. Still waiting for spring time to come.
And if any one wishing to know whether this is spring or not, can obtain the desired information by referring to any well regulated almanac. It will be seen that last Friday spring was thrust upon us in the midst of a terribly depressing thermometer for some days previous everything being clothed in a massive white; ribe no farmer dared to invade Mother Earth or think of sowing or making garden.
The only thing of much note that has occurred for a few days happened in the town of Almira. A prominent citizen was passing through the woods and he observed something going over the hill. he started in chase thinking it ws a cub bear, but it soon housed itself in the earth. Then not being satisfied as to what the monster was he and a neighbor proceded with a shovel and pick ax, with a gun near at hand, went to work to excavate the monster. But after spending the day in a vain endeavor to reach it they returned home to renew the search in the morning. But on returning to the spot they found to their surprise that the animal had fled to a more peaceful place of abode. But pursuit was made and he was soon traced to another house not made with hands but with feet we think, and then another day's excavation was done with the same result as before and, being somewhat discouraged they thought that they would try the excellence of a steel trap and on returning the next day what do you think they found? A bear? No. An otter? No. But the monster proved to be a ground hog that had been deceived over one day's sunshine and thought it was spring and had wandered forth to meet an untimely and cruel death.
Green Brier school closed on the 27th with an exhibition on the 28th, and we learn that they had a good time. The school was taught by Miss Ida Hooker with good satisfaction.
As a gentle reminder we would say to our democratic friends that procrastination is the thief of time, and in four years hence you may be deprived of the priviledge of getting the postoffice. We know you are hungry and your name is legion.
Simmonds and Brother are expecting their mill every day and are anxious to get it out before the snow goes.
9 April 1885, page 4, column 4
Supervisors- Egbert F. Ferris
Clerk- James W. Gitchel
Treasurer- Jeremiah M. Thomas
Highway Commissioner- Hiram A. Hall
School Inspector- D. Webster Smith
Justice- Jeremiah M. Thomas
Constables- Davis Pegg, Noah Thomas
A number of the farmers are pruning their orchards.
A number of our citizens are putting up ice for their summer use.
The Sabbath school at the friends church will be reorganized next Sunday week.
Charles Tilton's oxen have been sick for a number of weeks. He will perhaps lose one or both of them.
Wm. Thayer will go to Ann Arbor soon, to have a surgical operation made upon one of his legs, which has been affected for forty years. The doctors here say it is a cancer.
We examined our potatoes to-day, and found from 1/4 to 1/3 or more of them frozen, and they were covered some 18 inches deep with dirt and had a covering of straw over them beside.
The past few days have been spring like and the snow has settled nearly a foot. The roads are impassable. The ice of Long Lake is melting very fast, and if the present weather continues a few days longer it will all be gone.
Farmers all busy preparing for sugaring. Many predict a poor season. The sap would have run nicely yesterday, and day before, but the snow is to deep in the woods yet, that no one in this section has opened their bushes.
Quite a mistake was made with reference to the time of holding our annual town caucus. The town was well represented at both the meetings. The subject of standing by the nomination was well discussed, as heretofore a great deal of bolting had been done.
23 April 1885
Snow still lingers with us a little too much for plowing.
We learn that Miss May Simmons is going to teach the Cedar Run school the present season.
Mrs. Pike is still quite feeble with asthma. The health is generally good with the above exception.
D. G. Shorter has just finished cutting quite a fallow and we learn others will do likewise in a short time.
We learn that L. A. Jenne is canvassing with samples of teas, coffee and sugar for a house in Chicago. Good luck to him. Amything it get lower prices.
John Nedry is quite feeble and has been most all winter. The neighbors made a bee on the 17th and cut him quite a nice lot of wood. From what we learn, they cut him enough to do them the most of the summer.
Mrs. May Wagner and two children of Geneva, Adams county, Ind., are the guests of C. F. Powell. They arrived the 15th and think of staying all summer for their health and see how they would like to live in Michigan. Her husband will probably come later in the season.
The hunters are again on the war path. This time it proved to be two coons. We think it not best for game to make a track on the snow in this neighborhood for the track is hardly cold before it is seen by the hunter's eye, then woe to the animal that leaves a foot print.
Sugar making is the topic of the day at present though the sap runs very slowly and we are ready to think there will not be much sugar or syrup made this spring, though we can get other sugar about as cheap as to make it ourselves. But we think the bast policy is to make all we can and buy as little as possible these close times.
30 April 1885
David Wares bought a horse last week.
The ice in Long Lake is about all gone.
School will begin in NO. 2 next Monday with Carrie Travis as teacher.
Chas. Tilton and Henry Howard lost each a valuable cow a few days since.
J. M. Thomas' brother from Ind. came to spend the summer for his health.
The friends reorganized their S. school last Sunday. Rev. John Cook was elected as Supt.
No. 4 reorganized their Sunday school on the 19th. M. Hallett was retained as Supt.
Mrs. E. Valleau's daughter from Antrim Co. has moved in with her for the summer, or longer.
Tullie Tharp will ship 1,000 or more bushels of potatoes to parties in Ind. this week, if the weather will admit of it.
Manara Cox, who has been visiting the past winter in Ind., arrived home a few days since. Said times were dull in Ind.
Mr. Sanford, who went to see a sick brother in Antrim Co., arrived home a few days since. His Bro. died. Mr. Sanford has the sympathy of many friends.
Only about one-half the amount of maple sweets has been made this spring that there commonly is. There may perhaps be some more made when this storm is over.
It looks as though winter has just set in. The snow is nearly six inches deep. Previous to last evening, 27th, we have been having very nice spring weather. The farmers have been plowing for nearly a week. Also drawing off potatoes.
A great deal of complaint of fruit trees that were set last spring are, or have burst owing to the severe winter. We examined our trees and found all our plum trees killed, all the peach trees also, and all of last years growth on the pear trees. Do not think the apple crop will be a failure.
7 May 1885
Mr. Beverly is cutting quite a large fallow.
Farmers busy making up for lost time during the late spring.
Mr. Nedry continues quite poorly, so much so that he is going to rent his farm.
Large quantities of potatoes lost during the winter by freezing. It don't pay to hill them up on top of the ground; better put them in pits.
This has been one of the poorest sugar seasons we ever saw here. Some have made no sugar at all, while others began and had to stop.
Provender of all kinds pretty well used up in this neighborhood, but we hope for a bounteous harvest to replenish barn and cellar; though some of our farmers predict too cold a season for a good corn crop.
Ivey, daughter of G. and M. Wagner of Geneba, Ind., who came here some days ago hoping to the change would be beneficial to her health, is not so well the past few days, but we hope she will soon begin to mend again.
21 May 1885
J. Z. Hinshaw lost a valuable cow a few days since.
Quite a number of fish are being taken out of Long Lake.
Joseph Zimmerman moved from near Oviatt to the old E. Wyckoff farm.
Our day schools are progressing finely. So also, are our Sabbath schools.
Geo. Hardy is building some plank fence, and so is J. Pennington, Noah Thomas and others.
A number of small buildings are being erected, and other improvements are being made in different parts of the town. A good building is being erected on section 12.
Forest fires have been raging for a number of days past and considerable damage has been done to fencing, lumber, houses, etc. James Burdin had a very good frame dwelling house burned last Saturday near the Co's Long Lake saw mill. J. Page came near losing his house on the same day. He moved all his furniture out of the house, but by the untiring efforts of the neighbors the house was saved. E. Ransom lost a valuable pile of lumber that was near J. Pennington's dwelling. Other buildings that we might mention came near burning.
We are having a splendid rain, which is doing an untold amount of good to grass, wheat, oats, and everything in fact. The forest trees are just commencing to leave out. We all are inclined to think that this spring is the most backward one we ever saw, almost, but two years ago the forest trees did not begin to leave out until about the 25th of May. Most of the corn that year was not planted until from the 25th to the 31st of May. Some farmers are through sowing their wheat, peas and oasts, and have their ground about ready for corn planting. Farmers in this country should do a great deal more fall plowing for spring crops than they do, and then they would get their crops in almost as early as they do four hundred miles further south of here. Iven East, living south of Silver Lake, was to see us last Saturday, and he said his wheat and oats were up nicely, and that he had been done planting corn for two weeks. Said that his corn was nearly through the ground. The reason he is so much in advance of most farmers with his spring work, he did his plowing principally last fall.
11 June 1885
Mrs. Laura Page has been sick for some days past.
A great many cows have died in this section this spring.
H. Masters has been very sick for some time past, but is getting better now.
Eben Fillmore sold his oxen to Kingdon for $125. He will purchase a horse team.
Pretty heavy frost Monday night. Cannot tell to what extent the crops are damaged at this writing.
E. Fillmore has moved in with his father and will take care of the old folks and do farming for both.
Our Sabbath schools, temperance societies, schools and churchs are alive and thriving to a fair degree.
The friends held their monthly meeting last Saturday at their church at the head of the lake. Amos Kinworthy was in attendance and delivered a very instructive sermon.
Farmers have been very industrious putting in crops. A larger acreage of spring wheat has been sown this time than usual, and it looks unusually well. A greater acreage of peas has also been sown.
Crops of all kinds never looked more promising than now. The apple crop will be light this season, but from the outlook there will be a good crop of plums and all kinds of small fruits. We never saw the huckleberry bushes as full of bloom as they are this spring.
A great deal of fencing, stumping, building, setting of fruit trees, also forest trees along the highway, and clearing of land has been done this season. Wm. Lyons informs us that there have been the most improvements made in that part of the town this season that there has been for a number of months past. Messrs. Kingdon, B. H. Durga, J. Cummons, himself and many others were a clearing new land and doing more or less building.
2 July 1885
Everybody is preparing to enjoy the Fourth at Traverse City.
Some of the pathmasters have their men working the roads.
Mr. Hallet brought Mr. Campbell's boats out from the city to day.
She will also lecture at Cedar Run school house in the afternoon at 4 o'clock of the same day.
D. O. Page is preparing more extensively than ever to accomodate the members of the Forest Lodge this summer.
W. Campbell and family of Chicago will arrive at Mr. E. Valleau's on the 2d of July to spend a few weeks rusticating.
H. Masters is still on the sick list. J. Johnson is also on the sick list, some other complaints, but nothing dangerous that we know of.
Marshall Hallett is building quite a large barn. J. Durga is doing the carpenter work. Quite a good deal of wire and board fencing is being done by different parties in the town.
Mrs. L. M. Boies of Grand Rapids, state temperance missionary of the W.C.T.U. will deliver a temperance lecture at the friends church on next sabbath at 11 o'clock a.m. All are cordially invited to be present.
The school at No. 4 closed last Friday. We understand that a good school was taught. From what the chairman of the board of school inspectors told us, we are having good schools taught in all the districts this summer.
Rev. Amos Kenworthy delivered as deep and as instructive a sermon at the friends church last sabbath as we ever had the pleasure of listening to. The friends monthly meeting will be held at Lone Tree on next Saturday.
Long Lake will soon be alive with sportsmen and tourists. This lake is becoming more popular every year as a summer resort. And well it might, as it is one of the nicest lakes in the north. And we have heard parties say that have visited the lakes of the New England states and the north Atlantic states that it is equal if not ahead of any of the lakes there.
We have been having light frosts for a few nights past, but not enough to do much damage. The nights being cool corn is growing slowly, wheat, oats, peas and grass are doing well since the recent rains. Crops had begun to need rain badly. From all appearances now the hay crop will be at least ten per cent better in this section than it was last year. Farmers have been uncommonly industrious this spring. The greatest number of them have their corn and early potatoes cultivated the second and some the third time. And they are in the midst of late potato planting and rutabaga sowing. The dry weather cut the strawberry crop shorter than it otherwise would have been had a little more rain. The apple crop is not promising, and a large per cent of young trees are badly winter killed. Winter wheat is heading out nicely.
16 July 1885
Miss Clara Vaudrey is staying at Traverse City.
School will close here one week from Friday, Miss Mary Simmonds teacher.
Our Sunday school is progressing nicely under the superintendence of H. Perry.
Mrs. R. Simmonds has been on the sick list, but at present is convalescent.
Joe Algire is building a very nice house. Wonder who will be the fortunate young lady to occupy it.
S. Shisler and S. Vaudrey have purchased a new Champion mower from the Messrs. Douglas & Buell of Traverse City.
Jno. Cook preaches every alternate Sunday evening at this place, and O. G. Whitman the intervening Sunday evening.
J. M. Thomas has some very nice cattle, especially one yearling calf which attracts the attention of all those who are interested in fine cattle.
The new organ which graces the parlor of the residence of Mr. Simmonds seems to be the center of attraction for some of the young folks in this and adjoining neighborhoods.
S. Vaudrey's team became frightened on the evening of the 4th at Traverse City, throwing the occupants out and badly demolishing the buggy. Fortunately no one was hurt.
Mr. Quiser has taken unto himself a wife. We had a slight impression that he was intending to commit matrimony, judging from the commodious house which he erected this summer.
Jno. Lautner is building a new barn, and the one just completed by his brother, Stephen Lautner, surely is an ornament to this locality. Comment is unnecessary, as the HERALD gave the particulars in the last issue.
The warm moist weather for the past few days has brought on all farm crops, and everything is looking splendid. Potatoes have so far mostly escaped the ravages of the bugs and the crops look promising. Corn is also making up for lost time. Wheat is very heavy, being well headed; A. Umlor has upwards of thirty acres which surpasses any that your localist has seen during his sojourn in some of the western states, though through the southern part of Dakota the wheat crop is very promissing. On the whole, farmers in this section have a good prospect this season. The prospect looks flattering for fruit, especially apples and pears. There will be an average yield of berries of every description.
23 July 1885
E. V. Davis is dangerously ill with erysipelas.
Mr. Kingdon and M. Hallett are progressing finely with their barns.
W. Campbell has made a few excellent fish catches the past few days.
J. Johnson has been sick for some days past with something like the erysipelas.
Mrs. E. F. Ferris' mother and aunt have been visiting with Mr. Ferris for some days past.
Parties of berry seekers may be seen at any time almost, gathering raspberries and huckleberries.
A great many in this immediate locality have the cholera morbus. It appears to be very prevalent in many localities just now.
Jonathan Stanton received a dispatch one day last week stating that his father, who resides in Indiana, was not expected to live. Mr. Stanton started immediately to see him.
The farmers are in the midst of hay harvest. The crop is heavier than it was thought to be before commencing to harvest it. Other crops are quite promising, though some are a little backward.
Emmet Fillmore purchased a mowing machine and rake a few days since. He is doing a great deal of mowing for other parties. A great deal of money has been expended for farming implements in this locality during the past season.
Harley Masters departed this life on the 3rd inst.; cause of death, erysipelas. The remains were interred at the head of the lake. Rev. O. G. Whitman officiated at the funeral. Mr. Masters deeded his property to E. V. Davis.
Morgan Durga, son of Mr. and Mrs. B. H. Durga, died on the 7th inst. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Jno. Cook. The parents have the sympathy of the neighborhood in this hour of trouble. This makes four children that they have been called to give up within the past four or five years.
13 Aug 1885
Mr. Allen is building a barn.
J. Cox has purchased a light wagon.
Mrs. J. Thomas has been quite sick.
E. V. Davis is recovering from a severe attack of erysipelas.
Mr. Stricker is putting in a cistern that is to hold 150 barrels.
Chas. Davis, son of E. V. Davis, came to see his father some days since. He resides in Colorado.
Mrs. E. Stata has been dangerously ill for some days past; is convalescing now; thinks she may recover.
There is still a great deal of improvement going on in this section; the most, by far, of any previous year.
Tullie Tharp's parents from Jay county, Ind., are visiting with their children here, and think of staying some months, so we are informed.
The Simmonds Bros. informed us that their saw mill, that has been so long talked of, has arrived, and they will put it in immediately after threshing time.
J. Pennington has built a nice little barn since we last wrote. There are many other improvements too numerous to mention, in the way of building, fencing, clearing land, etc.
E. Stata, Johnathan Stanton, D. B. Whitesell, J. M. Thomas, Frank Connine and Elijah Cox have put in substantial wells within the past few weeks. All of them are driven wells with the exception of E. Cox's. C. Shilling put in E. Cox's well, and is prepared to do such work at any time. Frank Connine had to go 210 feet for water. The other parties had to go from 25 to 80 feet.
Levi Mills, wife and daughter, from Wilmington, Ohio, have been visiting with Rev. John Cook for the past ten days. Mr. Mills is one of the most able ministers of the gospel in the friend's church. He delivered able discourses at Pleasant Grove, Long Lake and No. 4 school house while here. His services will long be remembered. He is also one of the ablest lawyers in the state of Ohio.
Farmers are busy as they can be saving their wheat crop. The winter variety is all cut, and some of it in the barn, but there has been so much wet weather recently that it has been very unfavorable for them to save it. Some of it has damaged in the shock. A few fields of spring wheat are in shock. The oat crop is excellent, and almost ready to harvest. The pea crop is very good and nearly ready to harvest. Corn and potatoes are doing as well as could be desired.
The board of school inspectors have been in session two days the past week, selecting suitable books for the town library, and we are prepared to say that in our judgment we have selected near 130 valuable books, written by the best authors. The books will be put in the library in a few days. H. B. Balch of Traverse City, furnishes the books. We had thought to give the readers of the HERALD a list of the different books purchased, but they are so varied and numerous that we thought it might take too much space.
A. Umlor has plastered his house and is repairing it otherwise.
Oats, corn and potatoes are doing first rate, and promise a good crop.
Mrs. D. Reynolds, of Traverse City, is visiting in this neighborhood.
S. Shisler and Mrs. E. State are on the sick list. The former is slightly improving.
Thos. Stephenson is getting the material on the ground prepatory to building a house.
The rain of the past six days has hindered farmers some in the work of securing the crop of winter wheat which is a good one.
There are other things to speak of before long. Suffice it to say we are doing "tolerably" well and are mostly happy and contented.
The blackberry harvest is fast approaching, but we have fearful apprehensions as to the immensity of them.
The fourth quarterly meeting of the M. E. church, Traverse City circuit, will be held at the Bingham school house, Aug. 30 and 31st. The people of this place are invited.
Eugene Umlor had pipes driven to the depth of 160 feet, and found an abundance of water, but the sand was so fine that it was impossible to get a screen small enough to keep it out.
The Messrs. J. and P. Simmonds have secured a saw mill from parties in Indiana. We understand the mill is at Traverse City on the cars. It will be located on the vacancy of Mr. Fox's mill.
Quite a number of barns are being built here this season. Jno. Tager, Geo. Arnold and S. Vaudrey; and we are expecting to be invited over to W. Smith's soon to assist him in raising of his barn.
Miss Tillie Vaudrey, of whom your Solon correspondent made mention in your last issue, was receiving medical aid at the Ohio hospital, Cincinnati, instead of being in Miss. The Drs. have pronounced her case incurable.
20 August 1885
A donation and social entertainment for the benefit of Rev. O. G. Whitman will be given at Lake View hall, Long Lake, on Tuesday evening, Aug. 25. All are invited to come and be weighed, sure of a good supper and happy time. Who is not going to be there?
3 September 1885
C. Shilling is digging a well for E. F. Ferris.
Tullie Tharp's brother from Iowa is visiting with the above.
Friends' monthly meeting will be held at the head of the lake next Saturday.
Marion Wildman and wife from Ohio, have been visiting with Mr. Cook's folks.
James Bonine and wife from Cass county, this state, have been visiting Jno. Cook and family for a few days.
Building, fencing, and clearing land, we might almost say is the order of the day in this section.
W. Campbell and family returned to Chicago last week. Mr. Campbell took in a great many fine fish this season.
C. Shilling informed us that he has purchased a new threshing machine, and will be ready to do work in a few days.
Chas. Jeffries, from Ind., arrived here a few days since to get rid of the hay fever. He was here last season and escaped it.
We are informed that there will be a number of new buildings erected at Forest Lodge resort, on Long lake, this fall and winter.
Wm. F. Lewis, from McCallsburg, Iowa, a minister of the gospel, and belonging to the friends' society, is in our midst doing gospel service, and is also engaged in the fruit tree business.
Emma Garretson, a minister of the friends' church, intends holding a series of meetings in this locality in a few days. Mrs. Garretson is from Cass county, Mich. Her husband and daughter are accompanying her.
Spring wheat is not as well filled as it was thought to be before cutting. It appears that the very warm weather that we have had some weeks past blasted it to a certain extent. The oat crop is very good. All root crops are doing splendidly.
The weather for some days past has been unfavorable for harvesting oats and peas. Also it has been entirely too cool for corn to thrive. Farmers had been fearful of frost but as yet we have not noticed any. The greater amounts of harvesting is done and some of the farmers have threshed. Two or more machines will commence work this week.
Report of Long Lake school, district No. 1, for the term of four months, ending August 28, 1885.
Whole number of days taught, 80; number enrolled 16; average daily attendance 13.5.
Average standing in examination; Ida Stanton, 98, Dora Tharp,90; Elvira Stanton 100, Myrtle Stanton 95, Alma Gitchel 100, Ethelind Gitchel 95, Lucy Brown 100, Myrtie Dobson 96, Hannah Stricker 89, Mary Draker 88, Geo. Whitesell 94, Elkanah Tharp 96, Albert Readel 92, Charlie Stricker 96, Sylvester Brown 90.
Names of visitors: Minnie Dobson, Ella Pegg, Rev. J. Cook, H. B. Balch, Prof. C. F. Davis, Eva Day, Maggie Brown, Alice Grant, Mr. Stricker, Mrs. Dobson, Mrs. Stanton, Mrs. Readel, Mrs. Gitchell. Nettie C. Gray, teacher.
17 September 1885
Miss Tillie Vaudry, who recently returned from Cincinnati is improving wonderfully.
Miss Nellie B. Myers will spend a few weeks with her uncle, Chas. A. Call [Cole?], of Elmwood.
Thos. Stevenson has sold his house and land to Jesse Shisler, and has purchased seventy-five acres of his brother, Len.
Misses Jennie and Cynthia Whinnery and also Miss. M. Simmonds are attending the normal term of school at Traverse City.
Len Stevenson has his potato digger nearly completed. We hope that it may prove a success as he has spent three years in its construction.
The Rev. O. G. Whitman delivering his farewell sermon here last Sunday evening to an appreciative audience. He has been on the Traverse City circuit for the past three years. He will be followed to his next charge by the earnest prayers and best wishes of the entire community.
Farmers are pretty much through with their fall seeding and some are preparing the ground for spring crops. The acreage for wheat is quite large in this immedition (sic) locality. The present week will finish up very near all the threshing. We are informed that C. C. Shillings' machine is giving entire satisfaction.
24 September 1885
J. McGill had his house plastered a few days since.
Quite a number of the occupants of Forest Lodge returned to Chicago the past week.
Could not ask for finer weather for the maturing of corn and potatoes than we have been having for some days past.
Mrs. E. Wyckoff and a daughter, from Crawford county, have been visiting with Mr. Hallett's family for some weeks past.
Josiah Pennington received word a few days since that his mother was at the point of death. Mrs. Pennington resides in Hamilton Co., Ind. As soon as he received the word he took the train for the above place.
E. F. Ferris and E. V. Davis have purchased a first-class wheat drill, and any one desiring the use of it can get it by paying 25 cents per acre. In our opinion it is a very paying investment to secure a drill at the above figures.
The greater number of the farmers in this immediate section are done their fall seeding. As a general thing they have taken more care to put their grain in in (sic) the proper way this fall, than usual. Most of them have drilled their grain.
The society of friends, at their last monthly meeting, took into membership about thirty persons from Presque Isle county, this state. They desired a religious meeting set up at their home, and Rev. Jno. Cook is now holding some religious meetings with them at the above place. He intends visiting them from time to time.
The greater amount of threshing is done. We secured the services of C. C. Shillings in threshing our grain, and we desire to say that we never had better work done since coming to this section. His terms are also very reasonable. His charges are four cents for threshing peas, 3 1/2 cents for wheat, and two cents for oats.
Mrs. Emma Garretson, from Cass county, has been holding religious meetings at different points in this and adjoining neighborhoods for some time past. Her labors as a minister of the gospel have been highly appreciated here, and the desire of our hearts is that the Lord may bless her efforts for good wherever she may be called.
Lone Tree Sabbath school held a picnic at the head of Long lake on the 12th inst. There were over 80 in attendance. Each family brought their lunch baskets filled to overflowing with everything good, and a table near 100 feet in length was constructed very nicely out of poles and plank. They also made a fire in the grove and made coffee, cooked corn, etc. After dinner a dozen or more boats was at their command, and we think we would be safe in saying that every one present enjoyed the occasion to the full.
On the eve of the 14th inst. one of the grandest surprise parties took place at the residence of Rev. John Cook that we ever had the pleasure of attending. According to previous arrangements one of the neighbors wrote Mr. and Mrs. Cook a pressing invitation to come and spend the afternoon with them in company with Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Garretson. They accepted the invitation, and, as a matter of course, they did not allow them to return until after nightfall. As soon as they left home other parties came and took charge of their residence and began making large preparations for the evening gathering. Long before night the members of Lone Tree began to assemble, and those from this immediate locality, and still others from seven miles west came, until nearly one hundred had assembled before Mr. and Mrs. Cook arrived home. Spies were out watching for their return, and when word was received that they were coming, all the blinds were lowered and the lights turned down so that it appeared as though there was not an individual near the house when Mr. and Mrs. Cook entered. Only those who have been surprised know how they felt when the lights were turned up and disclosed those present. Suffice it to say there was no end to the good things that was devoured on said occasion. And before they dispersed they left $19 in cash as a token of their respect.
22 October 1885
Georgie Benjamin is attending school at Traverse City.
Tom Stevenson is back in these parts again.
The school officers have engaged Miss Cynthia Whinnery to take charge of the Cedar Run school the coming winter.
Mrs. R. Simmonds was unfortunate enough one day last week to meet with an accident which might have proven fatal. As she was crossing the floor she fell through a trap door into the cellar, dislocating one of her shoulders and otherwise injuring herself. The attending physician has come misgivings in regard to her total recovery, as the fall was quite hard, she being a very fleshy woman.
Wm. Lossen started last Thursday for Jay county, Ind. This makes the second or third time he has left here and got homesick and come back.
Jno. N. Briggs and wife started a few days ago for Fostora, Ohio, their former home. They expect to remain there a few weeks and then return home.
Miss Nellie B. Myers, after spending a few weeks pleasantly with her uncle, Chas. A. Cole, returned home very much refreshed.
J. Stanton is building a new barn, dimensions 25 X 50.
J. Shisler will soon commence the erection of a new house. He has the material on the ground.
Parties are busy getting out square timber in this locality, principally rock elm.
Some efficient teacher would find it to their interest to make application for the school in district No. 3, Solon township. Heretofore the officers have procured the services of inexperienced teachers, because they could be got for less money, but they have awakened to the fact that it is better to have a term of two months taught well than to have a terms of three months with poor instructions.
Wm. Lawson started to Indiana, with his family and effects the past week.
Mrs. Tullie Tharp went to pay her folks a visit in Jay county, Ind., a few days since.
In this immediate neighborhood the potato crop was only about two-thirds of an average yield.
A gentleman from near Grand Rapids has purchased the Adsley 80 for $800. He will move here this fall.
Mrs. D. O. Page arrived home from N.Y. state, where she has been to see an invalid daughter, a few days since.
A few deer are being killed this fall. Wm. Henshaw from Indiana got two the past few days. Tullie Tharp killed a bear also.
Have been having the fine weather for some time, and the farmers have been making use of it drawing off their potatoes and doing other fall work.
A large number of visitors from the south have been among us this fall. Among them were the parents and brother and sister of D. W. Smith, from Winchester, Ind.
D. O. Page and sons have a contract of lumbering off the pine that is on the tract of land that Mr. Hannah recently sold to P. Smith of Chicago. Mr. Smith is a member of the Forest Lodge resort.
Any one desiring to purchase a good team of horses, harness, wagons, a two-thirds interest in a mowing machine, a spring tooth rake, lumbering sheds, other farming utensils, cattle, sheep, hogs, a thorough bred, registered Poland China boar, hay in the barn, corn and fodder in the field, and many other things to mention, would do well to call on your correspondent, D. W. Smith, within the next twenty days.
10 December 1885
Mrs. D. B. Whitsell is visiting relatives and friends in Indiana.
Miss Tillie Vaudrey is intending to stop a while at Traverse City.
Our district school is progressing finely under the supervision of Miss Della Bosworth. She is an experienced teacher.
Albert Dull and wife started this morning for the southern part of the state, where they will spend the winter and return next spring.
Miss Cynthia Whinnery who is holding reins of government in the Cedar Run district, is, as a matter of course, guiding them aright.
Last Thursday 110 persons witnessed the marriage of John Tager and Miss Bertha Brager, of Glen Arbor. We appreciated that he was intending to commit matrimony judging by the way in which he was painting his house and otherwise improving.
The road which he have become enthusiastic over, and have been laboring for almost incessantly during the past three years, is completed. Commencing at Mr. Thurtell's corner in Kasson township, running east on section line two miles, and then diverging to the left, where it crossed the town line into Solon, and thence east eighty rods, crossing the farm of Stephen Vaudrey diagonally and intersecting a road running north and south at a point about 40 rods north of the Cedar Run bridge, on the county line road. This is the only practical route from Traverse City to Lake Michigan.
On Wednesday morning last our community was shocked by receiving the intelligence that Edward Ansorge was relieved by death from the painful suffering he was undergoing. The loved and loving brother died where manhood's morning almost touches noon, and while the shadows still were falling towards the west. We, his friends, who mourn his untimely death, desire to place our record on evidence of our admiration and appreciation for one who ever commanded the respect and esteem and love of all those whose privilege it was to possess his friendship. A large concourse of sorrowing relatives and friends followed his remains to the Traverse City cemetery for interment, where sleeps a dear brother and sister, who had recently preceded him to the Glory world. Our minds are vividly wafted back to the time when there was an intermingling of voices, where the social gatherings would be made joyous by their presence, and when on other occasiona their faces would be all aglow with greetings, but alas! how few are the moments of pleasure without some tinge of pain. To the bereaved family and friends of the deceased we extend that silent but heartfelt sympathy which is due to grief, such as now fills their hearts, assuring them that we mourn with them their honored dead. We must not forget that our Father's chastenings are those of love, and that in the light of the hereafter we whall see that "He hath done all things well."
Jonathan Stanton has his new barn nearly completed.
Mrs. Mary Whitesel has gone to Indiana on a visit, and intends holding a series of meetings while there.
Simmonds Bros. are putting in a saw mill on what is known as the James Tharp place, and intend having it running in a few days.
The young people of this town had a party on Thanksgiving eve at the residence of E. V. Davis. All report having a good time.
Rev. O. G. Whitman of Traverse City is again on this circuit, holding meetings at Cedar Run and the Durga school house, with a full attendance at both places.
John Cook of Long Lake has rented his farm and gone to a larger field of labor. His friends in Long Lake wish him success.
J. Pendleton has closed out his stock of goods and moved the post office and library up to his residence, much to the regret of all in Long Lake, especially the housekeeper.
James Davis, an aged man living at Mrs. Stata's, died Dec. 5th, after a long and tedious illness.
We have been having splendid weather, much to the delight of the farmer. A good deal of fall plowing has been done in the vicinity besides other work, all tending toward improvement. Some of our townsmen were seen plowing as late as Dec. 3. But judging from the way things look now, they are done for this fall, as a cold wave struck us on Saturday, and by the way the snow and the wind blowed we are inclined to think our weather prophet is mistaken.
The following is the school report of district No. 6 in Long Lake township, for the month ending Nov. 27, 1885.
Total number of days taught, 19. No. enrolled 27, Average daily attendance, 24.5.
The names of those who have not missed a day nor been tardy during the term are as follows: Hattie Stata, Dora Johnson, Emma Thomas, Jennie Whinnery, Ethel Hinshaw, Hattie Shilling, May Simmonds, Betty Johnson, Charley Simmonds, and Harry Hinshaw.
Those who have not been absent a day since they entered school are Russel Hinshaw, Waldo Hinshaw, Willie Knaggs, Mabel Knaggs, Ethel Thomas, and Adelbert Atkinson. Cythnia Whinnery, teacher, Cedar Run.
31 December 1885
The weather still remains open, favorable for work, but the freezing and thawing will tell fearfully on the winter wheat, especially the late sown.
Launched on the matrimonial sea, Dec. 13th, 1885, a boat- Charley Norris the captain, Hattie Pike, mate. The promulgation of this event caused quite a sensation, from the fact that it was entirely unexpected. May their voyage be one of happiness and tranquility.
Mr. Myers, who came to this country two years ago and purchased the D.C.D. Brooks property, starts this morning for Cleveland, O., his former home, accompanied by his two daughters and their grandmother. Their departure is caused by poor health, he being quite aged. Mr. Myers has disposed of his personal property at quite a sacrifice.
Leonard Stevenson and family have moved upon Henry Sill's land and is engaged in getting out cedar ties.
Those intending to chop fallow are having a favorable time. J. Shisler will slash five acres.
Despite the predictions of astrologers learned in the many mysteries of prophetic lore, the year we have just passed through has come to a close and the good old earth still wheels along her pathway among the stars, unscarred by the terrific misfortunes which were foretold for her. It is true many strange scenes and happenings have come to pass, comet after comet has whirled into night from the unknown realms of space and shaken their fiery hair into the face of our ancient mother earth, but most of them have only been visible to learned astronomers. All in all the year has been a good one, and we look ahead to what we trust will be to the whole world a happy new year.
7 January 1886
Report of Long Lake school, Dist. No. 2, for the term beginning Oct 12, 1885 and ending Dec. 31, 1885.
Number of days taught 57, whole number enrolled 18.
Average standing- Willie Pennington 96, Levi Pennington 98, Parker Pennington 90, Albert Thomas 97, Cora Thomas 92, Lewis Clough 94, Freddie Clough 96, Eddie Clough 95, Elton Spafford 85, Clara Hardy 95, Martin Newsted 84, Zora Cox 95, Ora Cox 95, Mattie Cox 95, Eli Cox 95, Hepsa Cox 96, Levi Cox 93, Retta Cox 90.
Deportment- Willie Pennington 99, Levi Pennington 98, Parker Pennington 99, Albert Thomas 97, Cora Thomas 100, Lewis Clough 98, Freddie Clough 100, Eddie Clough 99, Zora Cox 98, Elton Spafford 85, Clara Hardy 96, Martin Newsted 100, Ora Cox 100, Mattie Cox 100, Hepsa Cox 98, Eli Cox 98, Levi Cox 100, Retta Cox 98.
Carrie M. Travis, Teacher
14 January 1886
The lowest mercury thus far this winter was 3 degrees below zero, and that was one morning last week.
All are improving the sleighing, which for the depth of snow was never better, and business is booming.
A singing school has been organized among our young people. No spectators will be admitted except on payment of five cents to the door keeper. The class will meet at the school house every Saturday night and be instructed by Mr. Rengsegger. We can vouch for them a profitable term of school.
The Simmonds Bros. will have their saw mill in operation in about two weeks providing every thing is propitious.
A good degree of spiritual prosperity is being enjoyed at this place. The deepest interest is maintained, and the results are measurably gratifying. The sermon yesterday evening was deeply felt, a fact that made itself apparent in the general class immediately following, when the testimonies of the worshippers responded to its moving truth. The discourse was based upon "Thou are weighed in the balance and found wanting." At the close of the evening three rose for prayer, and the spirit of conviction is working the others. There is no disposition, on the part of the church to relax its efforts for a glorious revival, and they wait upon God instantly and expectantly. I have no sympathy with the gloomy view held by some very good misguided people that all the good things in this world belong to the devil and all the gloomy, dreary things belong to God, and I question very much whether people that are very long faced, doleful and sanctimonious do more good in this world than harm. God has made the world very bright , beautiful and happy, and he would make it gloomy and dreary misrepresents his Maker and repels any right thinking person.
21 January 1886
Sleighing is good.
Mrs. Thomas Whinnery and Mrs. S. Shisler are on the sick list.
Simmonds Bros. expect to have their saw mill running in a few days, and farmers are drawing in plenty of logs, and business is booming.
J. Stanton and E. Allen have taken a job hauling logs to the bay shore, near Traverse City.
S. Shisler, Henry Stata and others are drawing square timber. There is a great deal of square timber being cut and hauled in this vicinity.
Mrs. Mary Simmonds has closed a very successful term of school in the Davis district, and has been hired to teach the next term, which speaks well for teachers and scholars both.
We are sorry to say that Elijah Cox has rented his farm and is intending to move to Kansas sometime this week.
Protracted meetings are in progress at this place, and have been for the past week, under charge of the resident minister, O. G. Whitman. They are being held at Cedar Run school house, and bid fair to reap a rich harvest of souls. May the good work go on.
Our ship has come in and is full of good news. A little bird told me this, my choicest item- there are rumors afloat of an approaching wedding. Do not mention any names for fear of getting my head, as well as the editor's, into trouble.
28 January 1886
The Long Lake timber is coming into town at the rate of 130,000 to 150,000 feet per day.
Jno. Bennett lost a horse last week, on the Long Lake lumber road, in a singular manner. The team was coming in with a load of lumber, and in a part of the road where all seemed fair going and smooth, one of the horses suddenly gave out and it was found that the leg was broken at the hip. Some slight slip or turn of the leg must have been the cause. The animal had to be killed. It was a severe loss to Mr. Bennett, and the boys on the road kindly made up a nice little purse for him.
11 February 1886
Mrs. Thos. Whinnery is still on the sick list.
The cold wave struck us and sent the mercury down to 32 degrees below zero.
Mrs. Mary Whitesell has returned from Indiana and reports having a good time.
Davis Pegg's house caught fire one night last week, but by a timely discovery no damage was done.
J. Simmonds has purchased a team of E. W. Iovis and is improving the time by hauling logs to Simmonds Bros. mill.
Large quantities of logs are being hauled to Simmond's mill, and Long Lake people are waiting patiently for the mill to start work. Dan Whitesell will be head sawyer.
E. V. Davis has been building a neat little house at the head of the lake which is to be occupied by Uncle Billy Thayer. We hope Uncle Billy will be comfortable in his new quarters.
Our protracted meetings are still in progress. During the absence of O. G. Whitman last Sabbath to preach at Bingham, the Rev. Chas. Williams of Benzonia filled his place both morning and evening.
Uncle George Blade's health is much improved. It will be remembered that Uncle George and his good wife are pioneers here, having come to Grand Traverse nearly 25 years ago, bought and cleared up a farm and suffered the many privations of pioneer life. May the remainder of their days be full of happiness and comfort.
25 February 1886
J. M. Thomas, treasurer of Long Lake, has made his returns to the county treasurer. Out of over $3,000 resident and non-resident taxes, only $129 was returned for 1885.
Grand Rapids Democrat, Feb. 24: The G. R. & I. passenger train which arrived here at 10:30 oclock a.m., killed Robert Clark at North Long Lake about one oclock yesterday morning. Mr. Clark was a clerk in Hagadorns store at that place, and it is supposed he was attempting to signal the train with a lantern, became confused and did not leave the track, until he was struck by the locomotive. He was a married man 35 years of age and leaves a wife and two children.
School report of district No. 5 in Long Lake township for month ending Jan. 29, 1886.
Number enrolled during the month, 28. Average daily attendance, 26.
The following are the names of those who have not been absent during the month: hattie Shilling, Ella Shilling, Julius Norris, Wm. Knaggs, Emma Thomas, Oscar Thomas, Atley Thomas, Verly Thomas, Ethel Thomas, Hattie State, Dora Johnson, Berty Johnson, Bart Simmonds, Charles Simmonds, Ada Beverly, Russell Hinshaw, Waldo Hinshaw, Harry Hinshaw, and Laura Hinshaw.
Of the names only four have been tardy.
The standing of those who passed examination on the following branches is as follows, Cynthia Whinnery, Teacher:
A. Norris lost a horse not long since by hanging itself.
Your correspondent had the pleasure of eating some warm sugar recently.
S. Shisler and L. Ruthardt completed their job of hauling square timber last Friday.
Mrs. J. M. Benjamin was recently called to Traverse City to administer unto the wants of the sick.
Stephen Vaudrey, while chopping in the woods lately came near getting his arm broken by the falling of a limb of a tree.
The series of meetings which have been in progress during the past six weeks, closed recently. Some few accessions to the church, and a goodly number have manifested a desire to become followers of Christ, besides many professed followers being revived, encouraged and anchored to the fact that there's a work nor for us to do.
Just a word encouraging the erection of a church at Cedar Run. Why don't our brothers have "arise and build," or at any rate arise and exert themselves in this direction? Why not build a church and make it the pride of this neighborhood? We would like to tell that official board that the HERALD is waiting to print the news of this decision to build. Brother Powell was ready for such a job when last we saw him.
4 March 1886
A. S. Dobson of Long Lake will canvass Elmwood for the large, comprehensive and handsome work: Peales Popular Educator. It is an elegant library or table book, full of good things for all. Mr. Dobson is fully entitles to the confidence of all.
The roads are in fine condition and the Long Lake lumber of Hannah, Lay & Co., is being brought down at the rate of 250,000 ft per day. Some big loads have been brought in this week. Among these were two, scaling 6,048 and 6,240 feet respectively. These were hauled by one of Hannah., Lay & Co.s teams, driven by F. Vizon. Another of the Co.s teams, driven by J. Johnson, brought 5,536, and Ivan Dunn brought 5,536, and there were no end of loads scaling 4,000 and upwards. These are big loads.
Frank Connine has sold his farm and moved to Kansas.
C. H. Douglas of Garfield spent Sunday with old time friends, Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Allen.
Mrs. Mary Whitesell and Miss Ella Pegg have gone to Manton to assist in a series of meetings now being held at that place.
J. Stanton and E. Allen have finished their spring's work with the first and most important thing to be thought of, that of getting up a pile of summer wood.
Long Lake wants a store. There is a good location for business of that kind here.
Aunty Johnson is reported to be very sick.
Mrs. S. Myra of Frankfort is visiting her parents here, Mr. and Mrs. S. Stata.
Simmonds Bros. mill started running a few days ago and did good work, but owning to some part of the machinery not being right have been obliged to stop. We hope they will be sawing again in a few days.
Mr. and Mrs. Middleton from Indiana made a short stay at the Lake and were the guests of Mrs. Eunice Valleau. Mrs. Middleton is an able minister of the friends' church and assisted in a series of mettings which were held at this place.
Mr. Middleton has returned to Indiana to make preparations to move to Presque Isle, where they intend to make their future home.
We heartily endorse what the Cedar Run correspondent says about building a new church. It is needed very much. We believe where there is a will there is a way, and hope soon to see the matter settled and the job let to Mr. Powell or some other good man.
The adventist brethren are holding a series of meetings, assisted by J. P. Munsell.
11 March 1886
Walter Page of Long Lake started Wednesday morning for Wyoming Territory, to join his brother Arthur, who is already there.
J. Johnson, who has been seriously ill for some time, is reported convalescing.
Uncle George Blade has been on the sick list for a long time. We are happy to day that he is slowly improving.
B. Groves of New York is the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Davis Pegg.
Mrs. Mary Whitesell has returned from Manton and reports a goodly number of converts.
J. Zimmerman has started a broom factory at the head of Long Lake.
Mrs. Stata, in company with her daughter, made a flying visit to Grand Rapids last week.
D. B. Whitesell has rented his farm and is going to Minnesota to work on the railroad. We understand he intends to start next week.
The friends held their usual monthly meeting at Long Lake, March 6th, there being a full house. Jonathan Stanton and Josiah Pennington were chosen as delegates to Manton. They have been to said place and returned.
Simmonds Bros. mill has started again and is doing good work. Logs are being rushed in and everything is booming around here. They give employment to from four to six hands.
Miss Mary Simmonds has closed her second term and has been hired to teach the summer term, which speaks well for both teacher and school.
There are a good many who are going to make sugar in this vicinity. We understand Tully Tharp has purchased a lot of new utensils and is going into the sugar making business quite extensively.
We had the pleasure of attending the singing school last Saturday evening, the house being open to visitors, and were much pleased with our young people of Long Lake and Cedar Run. They have made good progress this winter and we are pleased to say we like home talent the best.
There is a temperance lecture at Lake View hall Monday evening, where there will be an able speaker assisted by Rev. O. G. Whitman. We also expect quite a display of home talent. The Misses Clapp assisted by others. We hope this will only be the beginning of a series of such meetings.
We are glad to hear that the town's people begin to see the need of having two parties and hope they will all turn out to the caucus on the 26th of March, and try to nominate the very best men we have in town, and also hope our democratic friends willmake up their minds to get together and have a caucus so that we may have two tickets in the field instead of one. We think there are republicans who will turn in and help in time of need to support two tickets. Let us try and do away with these union meetings and not sit down and say we can't have two parties. But let's arise and say in the strength of our manhood, we can and we will have two parties, for opposition is the life of business and trade. Now why would it not be a good place to have a democratic caucus the 25th of March.
18 March 1886
E. Frazier's house was burned to the ground last Friday evening, effects included. Cause, spontaneous combustion.
Miss Katie Goin has returned home after an absence of three or four months.
Miss Cythia Whinnery's school will give an exhibition on the ninth of April. We can vouch for them a profitable time, as the school is largely composed of young ladies, real enthusiasts too, from the fact that they were never known to do things by the halves.
A. Norris has recently purchased a very fine span of mules.
Minton A. Willobee has taken the job of cutting fifty cords of wood for Jesse Shisler.
H. Perry has chopped nearly fifteen aces of timber this winter, notwithstanding Mrs. Perry's very critical condition.
25 March 1886
E. Fraziers house was burned to the ground alst Friday evening, effects included. Cause, spontaneous combustion.
Miss Katie Goin has returned home after an absence of three of four months.
Mis Cynthia Whinnerys school will give an exhibition on the ninth of April. We can vouch for them a profitable time, as the school is largely composed of young ladies, real enthusiasts too, from the fact that they were never known to do things by the halves.
A. Norris has recently purchased a very fine span of mules.
Minton A. Willobee has taken the job of cutting fifty cords of wood for Jesse Shisler.
H. Perry has chopped nearly fifteen acres of timber this winter, notwithstanding Mrs. Perrys very critical condition.
8 April 1886
Announcements have been made whereby persons taking books from Long Lake township library can retain them four weeks instead of two as before. There were 648 books loaned from this library during the last year.
Supervisor, Egbert F. Ferris
Township Clerk, James W. Gitchel
Highway Commissioner, H. D. Hall
Drain Commissioner, F. M. Beverly
School Inspector, one year, Josiah Pennington
School Inspector, two years, Z. Hinshaw
Justice of the Peace, J. R. Johnson
Constables, D. Pegg, E. Secor
J. Johnson is able to be about again.
Jesse Shisler has gone to Traverse City to work in the asylum.
Miss Cora Hinshaw has returned home from her visit in Inland.
Mrs. Jenne has returned from her visit at her daughter's in Traverse City.
A party at C. C. Shilling's last Monday night. All report a good time.
Rev. Amos Kenworthy will preach at Cedar Run school house next Sunday at 3 o'clock.
Rev. O. G. Whitman will preach at Lake View hall next Sunday evening. He intends to preach once in every two weeks.
B. Graves, who has been the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Davis Pegg, we understand is going to make a permanent stay in Grand Traverse.
Last Thursday night the young people gave Miss Cora Hinshaw a surprise. She having gone to meeting, the young folks gathered at her home in honor of her birthday. All report having a grand time.
29 April 1886
Wheat and oats are being sown in large quantities.
Mrs. E. V. Davis is slowly recovering from a long and quite severe fit of sickness.
The friends are holding meetings at Cedar Run school house every other Sunday afternoon.
Mrs. Stata has shown us some maple sugar that is ahead of anything in this line we ever saw before.
Mrs. John Tharp, of Jay county, Indiana is spending a few weeks with her sons, James and Tully Tharp.
Miss Gilroy of Traverse City will teach the school in the Davis district. School will begin in two weeks.
Simmonds Bros. mill is still running and is doing considerable work. They talk of putting in a new engine this fall.
The methodists have organized a Sunday school with Mr. Jenne superintendent, Miss Addie Goin, secretary and Mrs. Atkins, treasurer.
Those who took part in the exhibition a short time ago are certainly entitled to much credit for the manner in which they did their work.
Uncle George Blades, who has been sick during the last two months is able to be about again. We regret to say that Mrs. Blade's health has also been quite poor this spring.
E. B. Allen has taken the forty acres owned by George Blade to work on shares, this being the second year he has worked it. He is putting in a large quantity of wheat and oats.
Quite recently the M. E. church held a business conference meeting at this place and the question of a new church was discussed. A location was chosen near the cemetery and Rev. O. G. Whitman, E. V. Davis and E. B. Allen were appointed a committee on church finance. We hope all will aid as much as possible that we may have a new church. Let us not have it all talk and no do but rather a little talk and a big do.
6 May 1886
D. Pike and wife, of Cedar Run, who have been spending the winter in Steuben county, Ind., returned Monday evening.
20 May 1886
Messrs. Hannah, Lay & Co. shut down their mill here last Tuesday to put in a new and larger cylinder steam feed, and to enable them to clear the dock of lumber by shipments to Chicago. The mill cut, during the first thirteen days of its run, 310,000 feet of hardwood- mostly flooring, and during the last seven days it cut 150,000 feet of pine and 100,000 feet of hemlock. The run is ten hours per day. The steam feed works that are being taken out of the mill here are to be put in the one at Long Lake. It will probably be a month or six weeks before either mill starts up again, as the stock of logs on hand is not large, and there will be ample time to cat them out.- Eagle
Corn planting seems to be the order of the day.
Farmers are making numerous improvements by way of clearing land, building fences, etc.
Mr. and Mrs. Pike have returned from Indiana after spending the winter visiting relatives and friends.
The health generally good. Miss Hattie Benjamin is quite seriously affected with inflammatory rheumatism.
The splendid weather this spring has made a bright prospect for crops so far. Wheat has not looked so good at this season for several years. Oats and grass are looking splendid.
The young people of Cedar Run have organized a literary society. Some of the society are above their teens, but all are young when they meet there, at the G.A.R. hall. They meet every two weeks on Tuesday evening.
As the former correspondent of our village has been taken to the asylum, I will send a few items, hoping it will not be understood that I am a candidate for the same place. He is not a lunatic, however, but one of the attendants.
Frank Lee came home with a partner for life, the bride being formerly Miss Oviatt of Monroe Center. All join in wishing them a happy life. Judging from a load of mill saws and cow bells that went there a few evenings afterward, we would naturally think, more mills and dairy farms. But lo, when they got the instruments tuned up,- yes, music has charms, but we, as yet have failed to learn of any one being charmed with that music.
Birthday surprises are becoming quite popular of late, not long since there being one at John Benjamin's. It being Mrs. B's birthday, that was a surprise on Mrs. Benjamin, and all seemed to enjoy themselves, there being some thirty of their neighbors present. Last but not least was an attempt to surprise Mrs. Henshaw. All appearance indicate that the neighbors were the ones surprised. the cat got our too soon. There were over thirty reported present, and they had a good time.
Bowen post will observe memorial day on Monday, the 31st of this month. Will meet in the hall at Cedar Run at 8 o'clock a.m.; leave the hall at 9 o'clock for Green Briar school house or grove near by; from 10 to 11 o'clock part of program; 11 to 12 eating lunch and feeding teams; afterward balance of program. Thence to Bernet graveyard; thence to Gray's graveyard. This at present is about what they expect for program. Hoping to see all citizens and soldiers come out and observe the day set apart as a sacred day to the memory of those who died that our nation might live. A general invitation to all to be present, bring along diners and stay all day.
27 May 1886
The Long Lake saw mill will start its seasons run June 8th.
10 June 1886
H. A. Hall, of Long Lake, broke his leg, near the ankle, while logging, on Monday last. Dr. Kneeland was called and reports the case not a serious one, although it will necessarily follow that Mr. Hall will be confined to the house a little while.
Mr. Lyons intends building a new house soon.
H. Popst is building a new cistern and intends building a new house soon.
Miss Kate Gion has returned from Bingham, after an absence of several weeks.
Miss Hattie Stata is going to Frankfort this week on a visit to her sister.
Miss Jennie Whinnery intends starting for Indiana soon to spend the summer.
J. M. Thomas and J. Simmonds, who have been seriously ill, are reported much better.
Noah Thomas has sold his farm to an Ohio man for $1,700, and intends removing to Tennessee.
Uncle George Blades has been building a new fence in front of his house. which makes a decided change in the looks of the place.
S. Reese of Indiana has been making a short stay in Long Lake, having been called here by sickness of his daughter, Mrs. S. Shisler.
Rev. O. G. Whitman is still preaching every other Sunday evening at Long Lake hall, and by the way the young people turn out we think the meetings must be very interesting.
Davis Pegg has been making a good deal of improvement this spring, both in clearing land and building fences. He has also purchased a fine new carriage and harness.
Mrs. S. Shisler died at her home May the 28th, aged 22 years. The funeral services were held at the friends' church in Long Lake. Mr. and Mrs. Shisler buried their young child one week before the mother's death. Mrs. Shisler was well known in Long Lake and had won many dear friends by her christian character and her influence for good was felt throughout the community. She leaves many friends to mourn her loss and the relatives and friends have the sympathy of all.
After a thorough review of the tax roll of Long Lake there are but very few changes to be made, which speaks well for Mr. Ferris, the supervisor, who seems to have done equal justice to all. It requires a man of good judgement and some learning to fill this position, and we believe Mr. Ferris has served the town faithfully and well and we hope he will be retained a long time in the office.
17 June 1886
JENNE-PENNINGTON- In the township of Long Lake, at the residence of the brides parents, Thursday, June 10th, by the Rev. O. M. Kenworthy, Geo. J. Jenne and Miss Inez Pennington.
24 June 1886
Noah Thomas, who recently sold his farm in Long Lake, left on the City of Traverse last night for Springfield, Mo., where he may locate permanently.
8 July 1886
Hannah, Lay & Co.s pine estimates, now completed, show 130,000,000 on the Boardman and 112,000,000 at Long Lake, a total of 242,000,000 feet.
Davis Pegg has commenced building a new house.
Mr. Stricker is building a new house and has it nearly enclosed.
Ed. Allen has a very nice piece of corn, said to be the best anywhere around.
Farmers have commenced cutting hay, which is said to be a very light crop this year.
James Tharp and Henry Stata are catching frogs for home market. Have had good success so far.
The young people of Long Lake had a social hop at Lake View hall June 30. All report having a grand time.
E. V. Davis received 18 cents for wool in Traverse City, which is considered a good price, the wool being unwashed.
Mrs. John Thorp [Tharp] returned to her home in Indiana July 1, after making quite a long visit among her friends and relatives.
Mrs. Clapp has gone to Indiana to take her mother, who is an aged lady and not able to travel alone. She will be gone several weeks.
Several of our young ladies and young men have gone to work for Mr. Page, his summer boarders having arrived. We understand there is to be some 40 in number.
We hear nothing more said about building a methodist church. We hope the matter has not died out. It is rather dull times now, however. We think by fall times will be different and money more plenty.
While the Simmonds brothers were going through the woods on Friday last they met a full grown bear near J. M. Thomas' place, walking along a road. He turned and went into the woods. Mr. Thomas was summoned, and with dog and gun gave chase, but Bruin was nowhere to be seen, having disappeared in the thicket.
19 August 1886
On Thursday, August 26, there will be a basket picnic at the head of Long lake at the place known as John Cooks farm, in which the following Sunday schools will take part: Long Lake No. 4, Lone Tree and Cedar Run. Exercises will commence on the grounds at 10 oclock in the forenoon, with speaking in the interest of Sabbath schools and their work. After dinner the afternoon will be devoted to short speeches and to hearing the reports of the schools. It is hoped that all members and friends of the schools will be in attendance, and bring along their lunch baskets well filled.
The Cedar Run post G.A.R. received, lately, a $25 check from Gov. Alger. The general never forgets the boys in blue.
26 August 1886
A grove meeting begins tomorrow at Long Lake, conducted by Revs. O. G. Whitman, Geo. W. Youker, R. Shorts and others.
9 September 1886
A. A. Loucks has been building a neat little barn.
Adam Shisler has his new house nearly completed.
Jonathan Stanton and Phillip Simmonds are at work threshing for Mr. Algier.
J. Pennington of Indiana spent a short timer with his brother, Josiah Pennington, recently.
Mr. and Mrs. Stanton and family are going to spend the winter in Indiana with Mrs. Stanton's folks.
C. H. Douglas of Garfield spent a few days with Mr. and Mrs. Allen and attended the meetings at Long lake.
Mrs. Mary Whinnery preached her farewell sermon at Cedar Run school house last Saturday evening to a full house.
Mrs. State [Stata] has rented her place and is going to move in town this winter. We understand she is building on her lots in Traverse City and otherwise getting ready to move.
Mrs. Mary Whitesell has rented her place and is otherwise getting ready to move. She intends removing to Minnesota to join her husband who went there last spring.
Mr. and Mrs. Elijah Cox, who some time ago removed to Kansas have returned to their former home in Long Lake, having driven all the way through with horses and wagon.
There has been some sickness in Long Lake, with no serious results, however; mostly among children. Your correspondent with the rest. Suffice to say the most of us are well and seem contented and happy.
Notwithstanding the long dry spell we had in the early part of the summer, everything is looking favorable for the farmers. Crops of all kinds are doing well, corn and potatoes are looking nice and we think there will be enough for all, wet or dry, and the chronic grumbler will have to look about and find something besides hard times to fret about.
The grove meeting at Long Lake was commenced on Friday as was announced, but owing to the unfavorable weather, meetings were held in the good templars hall. Rev. Mr. Shorts of Traverse City preaching until Saturday evening. Sunday, Rev. Geo. Youker preached. meetings were continued every evening until Saturday last. Rev. O. G. Whitman did the preaching through the week. There was a good attendance, and there were nine new converts who started in the work for the Lord.
On Thursday, Aug. 26 there was a Sunday school picnic at Long Lake grove, three Sunday schools being represented, Cedar Run, No. 4 and Lone Tree. Teachers and scholars met at good templars hall at nine o'clock and from thence to picnic grounds. The time was taken up by singing and recitations from the scholars, after this dinner was served and all did justice to it. J. Stover made some very appropriate remarks on temperance. Rev. O. G. Whitman sang some very nice pieces greatly to the delight of the children, and all had a social chat and the party of picnickers repaired to their homes all feeling much benefitted for a day's pleasure.
16 September 1886
LANGWORTHY-MARCELLUS- In Long Lake, Sept. 12, at the residence of J. R. Johnson, J. P., S. D. Langworthy and Mrs. Marcellus, all of Traverse City.
14 October 1886
Davis Pegg has his new house up and nearly enclosed.
Jim Tharp started for Indiana last week where he intends spending the winter.
Rev. Jonathan Hedges [Hodgson] of Indiana spent a few days visiting here; and was the guest of his daughter, Mrs. Alice Johnson.
A party at Mr. Johnson's last week; too many boys and not enough girls to be interesting.
The young ladies have started a missionary society and we understand it is strictly feminine. Why don't the young men set up an opposition banner?
Our school house has a new bell which is a decided improvement. The school is being presided over by Miss Thomason of Traverse City and all seem well pleased on part of teacher and scholars.
Jonathan Stanton and family have gone to Indiana where they intend spending several weeks visiting among friends and relatives.
In my last items I mentioned the fact that Adam Stricker had his new house nearly done. The types had Adam Shisler. Your correspondent is not without blame however.
Mr. and Mrs. Chauncey Tharp of Indiana in company with Mr. Tharp's sister, spent a few days here visiting their brothers, James and Tully Tharp. Chauncey Tharp has bought the place formerly owned by A. Lawson and has returned home to make arrangements for moving here. Mrs. Tharp will remain here until his return.
Rev. O. G. Whitman is again on this circuit and will preach at Cedar Run and good templars' hall at the usual hour. His many friends in Long Lake and Cedar Run give him a hearty welcome back and may success crown his labors.
HILL- Oct. 22, 1886, at the residence of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. Freeman of Cedar Run, Mrs. Mary L. Hill, of consumption, wife of M. O. Hill of Muskegon, aged 29 years, 10 months and 14 days. She died fully trusting in her Lord. Muskegon papers please copy.
9 December 1886
J. Pennington, postmaster at Long Lake, has resigned the position to take effect January 1st. No one has yet been found willing to take it and it is probable the office will be discontinued.
Please allow me to correct the false statement published in last weeks paper, having been reported by your Inland correspondent. Using your correspondents language, that I was going to commit matrimony in the near future. Such statement is false. Please print and oblige. Miss Annie D. Freeman, Cedar Run, Mich.
James Tharp has returned home from Indiana.
Charles Tilton and son are building a new house.
Simmonds' mill is closed for a time, waiting for repairs.
Jay Zimmerman has moved into the Chauncey Tharp house.
Jonathan Stanton has purchased a new wire-fence machine.
Mrs. Tully Tharp has returned home after an absence of several weeks.
Davis Pegg has his new house all enclosed and is now ready to lath and plaster.
Tom Whinnery has moved on to Mrs. Stata's farm and will keep the Stata house in the future.
The M. E. Sunday school will be closed after this quarter and will be opened again in the spring.
Sam. and Hank. and Miss Hattie Stata were in town over Sunday and attended the missionary meeting.
The friends held their usual monthly meeting at Long Lake on Saturday last. There were not many out, owing to the bad roads.
There is to be a Christmas tree at Cedar Run school house and we are safe in saying that it will not be a failure, as our young folks were never known to do things by halves.
A. C. Cutter of Traverse City us putting in a new saw mill on the farm of Mr. Brown and will have it in running order in a few weeks. He will buy hardwood logs and will give employment to a number of hands.
The Rev. Mr. and Mrs. Middleton who have been holding meetings at Maple City, have returned to Long Lake and are going to hold a series of meetings at the friends' church.
We have been informed that Mr. Smith, formerly of this place and correspondent at one time of the HERALD from Long Lake, is lying very low with consumption and is not expected to recover.
Among other pleasant things to be remembered of Thanksgiving time in Long Lake was the dinner at the good templar's hall. There were 145 guests present and all seemed to enjoy themselves to the utmost. The exercises consisted of bible reading, singing, speaking, followed by a splendid dinner and then a general social good time. May this be but the beginning of many good times in the future.
30 December 1886
Jno. Luce has exchanged his horses for an ox team.
Rev. O. G. Whitman preaches every alternate Sunday morning at the Cedar Run school house.
Nearly all of our farmers are prepared to haul logs, and quite a number of them have already begun.
Our blacksmith, Mr. Hinshaw, is having a very good run of custom, judging by the way the teams were standing around his shop yesterday morning.
There are being estimates made on nearly all of the remaining pine in this and adjoining localities. We understand J. E. Greilick has purchased quite an amount, paying $3.50 per thousand standing.
Miss Clara Vaudrey took the train on Monday last for Kansas, where she intends to remain for an indefinite period. Just before her departure the fact was revealed to her that she possessed the true merits of a heroine while acting in a drama.
Our school has been progressing for some time with Miss Cynthia Whinnery holding the reins of government. She will have a vacation of two weeks, occasioned by a series of meetings, the Rev. Jesse Johnson officiating. He has just closed a protracted effort at Long Lake, where there has been an unusual interest manifested.
The people of the surrounding country gathered at Cedar Run school house Saturday evening to witness the distribution of gifts, with which two beautiful trees were heavily laden. The little folks were all delighted and pleased to the utmost, as well as some of the older ones, which came unexpectedly. The officers of the Sunday school did credit to themselves, as did others who gave a liberal helping hand. The trees, arrangement of gifts, the exercises, and especially those by the children, were, to say the least, well done. F. Beverlie, acting as Santa Claus, caused peals of laughter from more than the children. The pastor, Rev. O. G. Whitman, who has labored so faithfully the last year, was not forgotten. Everything passed off in the most expeditious and quiet manner.
6 January 1887
Our school has closed for two weeks vacation.
Nearly every one is hauling logs to A.C. Cutter's mill.
The Rev. Mr. and Mrs. Middleton have returned home.
There was a dance at Mr. Brown's in No. 4 New Year's Eve.
The young people's missionary society meet every Sunday afternoon.
David Wares has taken a job of cutting and hauling pine logs to Simmons mill for Mr. Greilick.
Ben. Dawson has taken a tract of land to clear for the timber and is hauling logs to A. C. Cutter's mill.
Rev. O. G. Whitman is still preaching alternately every other Sunday evening at Good Templar hall, with a goodly degree of interest manifested.
Mr. Simmonds has had a boiler and engine shipped from Indiana, which he expects will arrive soon, when he will have his mill in running order again.
Mr. Pennington has resigned his position as postmaster, and as no one else seems willing to take it, the Long Lake people will be obliged to go to Traverse City for their mail in the future.
The Rev. Jesse Johnson, father of J. Johnson, has been holding meetings at the friend's church, assisted by Mr. and Mrs. Middleton. Mr. Johnson has started a protracted effort at Cedar Run school house.
The missionary society had an entertainment at the residence of Miss Ella Pegg New Year's eve, of which Mrs. D. Stata, Frank and Hattie Stata and Miss Loria Hinshaw of Traverse City were a part of the company.
It would be a very practical thing if the young people of Long Lake would start a singing school at the hall. The owner, E. V. Davis, offers the hall free and to furnish lights. A good singing school would not only be a benefit but a pleasure also.
Nearly everyone went to the Christmas tree at Cedar Run school house, which was a success in everyway. Much credit is due Miss Whinnery and other young ladies for their untiring energy and perserverance in lending a helping hand. Everything passed off quietly and pleasantly.
10 March 1887
Warren Tilden has returned home from the lumber woods.
Josiah Pennington spent a few days at Manton the past week.
Miss Ida Stanton intends going to Traverse City to school soon.
Miss Dora Johnson has gone to Traverse City to attend the high school.
Simmonds mill has started up again, and gives employment to a number of hands.
E. B. Allen has nearly finished hauling logs and is going to cutting and hauling wood.
Wm. Thayer who has been quite seriously sick for some time past, is reported to be much better.
Jonathan Stanton has purchased forty acres of land near Lone Tree school house, and intends to take possession immediately.
A. C. Cutter started his mill, but has shut down, the mill not being in good running order. He will be obliged to put in a new engine.
The singing school bids fair to be a success. There are over 30 scholars, and all seem well pleased with the teacher, Mr. Kenney, of Traverse City.
James Tharp met with quite a serious accident while at work in Simmonds saw mill. He had his hand caught in the saw, which resulted in the loss of a finger.
24 March 1887
Mrs. Lee is quite sick.
E. Lautner is getting out lumber for his barn.
Mr. Ruthardt is getting out quite a quantity of cedar.
Mr. Oviatt of Monroe Center, made us a call last week.
Mr. Vaudrey intends moving on the peninsula before long.
The tie men in this neighborhood have finished their job.
Rev. O. G. Whitman preaches every two weeks at the Cedar Run school house.
Mr. Dobson lectured on prohibition at the Soldier's Post room Saturday evening.
7 April 1887
Supervisor, J. W. Gitchel
Clerk, Marshall Hallett
Treasurer, A. S. Dobson
Com. Highways, H. A. Hall
School Inspector, two years, J. Pennington
Justice, E. F. Ferris
Constables, D. Pegg, W. H. Wheat
Charlie Corbit returned home to Indiana last week.
Miss Dora Johnson is home from school on a vacation.
J. Johnson quite recently purchased forty acres of land near Lone Tree school house.
Mrs. Walter Page is spending a few weeks with her mother, Mrs. J. Zimmerman.
Miss Cynthia Whinnery closed her school at Cedar Run last Saturday with an entertainment in the evening for the scholars.
Mrs. Tilton was suddenly summoned to the bedside of her daughter, Mrs. Hiram Brown, who has been seriously sick, but at this writing is much better.
Rev. Mr. Shorts of Traverse City, preached an able discourse on prohibition at the hall last Tuesday evening, Mr. Kenney's class of scholars did some very good singing for the occasion.
A. C. Cutter has started his mill, and is now doing some brisk sawing. Also Simmond's mill is doing good work, and business will be booming this summer in the saw mill line.
Quite a number of our townsmen have been summoned on jury at Traverse City this week. Among the names are Davis Pegg, E. V. Davis, E. B. Allen, Josiah Pennington, and Wm. Lyon.
The M. E. church at Cedar Run organized Sunday school last Sunday, with John Benjamin superintendent,Allen Jesse assistant superintendent, Miss Mary Willobee secretary, Oscar Clough treasurer, and Solomon Shisler librarian.
Mrs. Emmet Fillmore of Long Lake, died at the home of her parents in Traverse City, March 31st, of consumption. The funeral services were held on Saturday last at the friends' church, of which she was a member. The services were conducted by Rev. O. G. Whitman. The deceased leaves a large circle of friends and relatives to mourn her loss, of which she leaves a husband and one small child, who have the sympathy of the entire community.
I wish to say that I have had a rose cancer on the side of my face and neck, about four inches across it, and it affected me very much. This came on about the 12th of January 1887. When it commenced it came with a hard lump over the large artery, and spread very fast till I called on J. A. Smith M.D. of Traverse City, the 1st of Feb., 1887. The cancer was cured by a blood treatment and is entirely well at this date. You will hear from me hereafter. Parties wishing to get any information concerning the above, can call on or write to me, when I will be pleased to give and information concerning the above.
MARSH HALLETT. Dated, Traverse City, April 5, 1887
FILLMORE- On the 1st inst., Hattie, wife of Emmett Fillmore, at the residence of her parents in Traverse City, of consumption. She leaves one child, parents, brothers and sisters to mourn her loss.
14 April 1887
Jno. Benjamin Jr. returned home recently.
Mr. Hill took the cars yesterday for Muskegon.
Your correspondent will start for Kasson in a few weeks.
Stephen Vaudrey and family have moved to the peninsula.
Leonard Stevenson has gone to the peninsula on a grafting expedition.
We are informed that C. C. Shillinger [Shilling] has received a back pension.
The young people gathered together last Sunday at Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Benjamin's to eat Easter eggs.
The indications are that we will soon lose a couple of our young ladies. May joy and peace attend them all along their uneven pathway.
F. Beverly's house came near being destroyed by fire one day last week; had not timely aid arrived the house and all of its contents would have been consumed.
One of our most enthusiastic citizens who was advocating temperance so strongly voted against the amendment. Now the query remains for our solution, was it done intentionally or was it done through a mistake?
Your correspondent had the pleasure of attending the Sabbath school last Sunday, and it is pleased to say that he found it in a prosperous condition. We think the school made a wise choice when they elected J. M. Benjamin for superintendent.
28 April 1887
L. Stephenson has returned home.
A. Norris is intending to make bowls this summer.
Miss Addie returned from Bingham one day last week.
Miss Katie Goin was married one day last week. We extend to her our hearty congratulations.
Mr.Thurtell's barn was struck by lightning one night last week and was burned with all its contentds.
Wm. Benjamin starts this a.m. for Bowers Harbor, where he expects to remain the coming summer.
Prof. Kenney will have a singing school at the Run next Saturday night. Admittance fee ten cents.
Jno. B. Chaddock, of the southern part of the state, is visiting with his uncle, J. M. Benjamin. He will start for his home this morning.
Some few of our farmers have sown oats and spring wheat, and if the weather continues fine, sowing in general will commence this week.
Some sneak thief availed himself of the opportunity during our absence from home and absconded with a good supply and ammunition, and had he not been frightened by one of the neighbors' children no doubt would have made farther explorations.
The G.A.R. Post will give a basket picnic next Saturday afternoon at the Post hall. The ladies are all cordially invited to come and bring with them well filled baskets, which will be sold to the highest bidder, the proceeds to be used in decorating the soldiers' graves.
5 May 1887
J. W. Getchell is around looking up the assessment.
Jesse Shisler intends starting for Kansas in a few days.
Rev. Jesse Johnson of Indiana is visiting his son, J. Johnson.
Our school has commenced with Miss May Sherman for teacher.
Mrs. Tildon, who has been quite seriously sick, has nearly recovered.
A. C. Cutter has closed his mill and it is reported he is going to sell out.
J. Johnson has rented his place and is moving down near Traverse City.
Miss Orah Clough has gone to Traverse City to take the position of clerk in a bakery.
Gray Bros. barn at Five Corners caught fire from sparks from a chip pile and was entirely consumed, with contents.
L. G. Buell of Fenton, Mich., made a pleasant call on old-time friends, Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Allen, one day last week.
Miss Kate Goin, one of our most estimable young ladies, was married last week. May happiness and prosperity go with her all along the journey of life.
Mrs.Anna Vaudrey Sundayed at her old home here.
S. Shisler was unfortunate enough lately, to lose a good horse.
There will be a large acreage of cereals sown in this neighborhood, this spring.
Mr. Kenney proposes to give a free singing school on Saturday evening. All are invited.
The picnic, previously announced, passed off pleasantly and was pronounced a great success.
12 May 1887
School in Dist. No. 3 is presided over by Mrs. Nellie White.
Miss Jennie Whinnery returned home from Indiana last Thursday.
Geo. Arnold was appointed moderator in Dist. No. 3 for the ensuing year.
Frank Beverly had a runaway one day last week, which resulted in a very bruised hand.
Miss Bertie Davis will return to her brother's to-day, where she will remain an indefinite period.
Our crops, and in fact vegetation of all kinds is pointing upward. The weather is delightful; occasional showers and warmer sunshine are forcing dame nature to do her best for us.
I pity the person that cannot appreciate and enjoy our privileges, but the chronic grumblers have nearly all left us- gone west, or maybe returned after a fruitless search for a better home than this, and thank their stars that they are again in the Grand Traverse region.
2 June 1887
L. Stevenson starts out this morning to canvass for fruit trees.
Wm. Benjamin returned home Friday from Bowers Harbor with a badly bruised thumb.
The shower of yesterday has done an untold amount of good, as crops of all kinds were suffering from the protracted drought.
S. Shisler has gone on the Peninsula to plow for W. Golden.
Appropriate services will be held by the G.A.R. to-day. The Rev. O. G. Whitman is expected to be here to talk to them, after which they will proceed to the cemetery to decorate the graves of those who fought on the battle field for our country's freedom.
L. Stevenson has sold his farm to a party in Detroit. We understand that they will take possession this fall. Consideratioon, $250.
Some of our farmers were intending to build this season, but owing to the unfavorable times they have concluded to wait until next year.
9 June 1887
Miss Laura Hinshaw has gone to Mr. Page's to work.
D. Reynolds and family Sundayed at J. M. Benjamin's.
More rain since we last wrote which is making vegetation of all kind grow nicely.
Our Sunday school is progressing finely. The interest is increasing every Sunday.
J. Shisler caught a fish one day last week, measuring three feet four and a half inches long.
Some of our farmers are busying themselves at peeling tan bark, as corn is not yet quite large enough to cultivate.
There is being some talk of removing the post office at this place. We hope Mr. Powell will consider the matter thoroughly before taking further steps for its removal. It is the only fit place we know of in our immediate vicinity.
Albert Thornberg, one of Maple City's most enterprising young men, has taken to himself a wife; in consequence thereof Miss Cynthia Whinnery has disappeared from our social circle and Mrs. Thornberg NEED REST.
23 June 1887
At the regular meeting of post No. 338, G.A.R., on June 18th, it was voted to celebrate the Fourth of July with a basket picnic in the grove opposite their headquarters, and to secure, if possible, the services of Rev. R. Shorts of Traverse City to deliver the oration; also to invite Revs. Linkletter and Marshall to be present and take part in the services. L. A. Jenne, D. G. Shorter and W. Neal were appointed committee of arrangements, and although no programme has yet been fully prepared it is expected that a national salute of 13 guns will be fired at daybreak, followed up with interesting scenes appropriate for such a day,- soldiers' parade and other maneuvers by the old vets. Confectionary, lemonade, fire crackers, etc., will be for sale, also tea and coffee served hot for all who desire. A cordial invitation is extended to all the world to be present and take part on this great and glorious occasion, which in all probability will far exceed anything that ever was or ever will be recorded in all the history of the world. If there are any who have doubts about this thing, all they need to do is to come and be convinced. We are aware that our invitation is very broad and that the emporer of Germany and the queen of England are old and infirm, and that the president of the U.S., the American soldiers' worst for, has a special arrangement to go a fishing; aside from this, we look for a general turn-out, a glorious success, and a general fizzle everywhere else.
L.A.J., Post. Adj.
30 June 1887
Miss Laura Hinshaw is on the sick list.
Simmonds mill has closed for a short...GET REST
14 July 1887
The Fourth with us nearly proved a failure in consequence of the deluge which broke upon us about nine o'clock and continued to pour down in torrents until nearly one. But the people had not waited to see whether or not the dark threatenings of the morning were likely to result as they did, and a perpetual stream from all directions poured in upon us until every available shelter in this part of the world's great center was filled to its utmost capacity with- well, of course- people from all quarters of the globe. You see, the invitation had been accepted and those from the most distant portions of the globe had started in time and were bound to come through, rain or shine. The result was the biggest turnout this part of the world has ever seen, and we were informed that they were scattered along on the roads in houses and barns for miles and miles that didn't reach here at all. Perhaps villages and cities a little more remote were full also. The programme was carried out as nearly as possible, the vast crowd coming immediately after the storm to listen to an interesting address by Rev. O. G. Whitman, music, etc. The bed quilt drawing was conducted by Comrade D. G. Shorter, by placing the numbers in a box in presence of the people and after shaking them up thoroughly calling some little boy or girl from the crowd to come forward and draw out a card through a hole cut in the corner of the box for the purpose. The little daughter of Mrs. Lucius Smith of Traverse City drew out the card which contained No. 133, which was owned by Elmer Packard of Kasson, Leelanaw county. There were salutes at intervals, soldiers' parades with martial music, entertainments among the young people- but all these enjoyments were suddenly broken up by a rebel battery opening fire on us about 4 o'clock from an orchard on a high hill to the north, which brought the soldiers into line, armed and equipped for fight. It was a hard struggle but short. The battery was captured in about half an hour with several prisoners. The killed, wounded and missing are not yet known, but the boys in blue gained a complete victory, were marched back to their headquarters and discharged. And so the day closed and the world was once more at peace, and while we write and aglance out at the window it is as clear, calm, and beautiful as if no storms of rain or war had ever been known. Now this was not a fizzle, was it? If it was, there was more than one fizzle, just as sure as you live. The grateful thanks of the post boys are extended to all who so nobly aided them in making the best out of so discouraging a commencement.
21 July 1887
George Clay has returned home.
Sabbath school is progressing finely.
Mr. Beverly has gone to look up a job.
Jesse Shisler is on the upper peninsula for a while.
David Edna has purchased him a span of ponies.
Miss Emma Thomas has returned home from Indiana.
Mrs. E. Chase, of Traverse City, called at Cedar Run Saturday.
Crops are looking well, and the frequent showers freshen them up.
School will close Friday after a successful term taught by Mrs. White.
Mr. Shlie and Mr. Umlor have purchased new self binders, and now things will flourish.
Minton Willobee has gone to work at Mr. Mancell's in the absence of Mr. Mancell to Ohio.
25 August 1887
Miss Ora Clough has returned to Traverse City.
Mrs. John Tharp intends returning home this week.
Mrs. Zimmerman's brother from Indiana is visiting her.
Emmett Fillmore has returned home from the upper peninsula.
Miss S. E. Allen of Flint, Mich., is visiting her brother, E. B. Allen.
Edwin Corbett of Indiana is here visiting his sister, Mrs. Benton Molar.
David Pegg is plastering his new house and will soon be ready to move into it.
Mrs. Benton Molar, who has been dangerously ill for some time past is reported convalescing.
Rev. Mr. Zimmerman went to Silver lake last Sunday to attend to his usual appointment at that place.
Mrs. Emma Garrettson spent Sunday here a few weeks ago and gave the missionary society a rare treat in the way of a missionary talk. The society is flourishing now under the management of Mrs. Smith, and seems to be doing a good work.
The Sunday school picnic at the grove near Cedar Run school house was a success in every way. The picnic consisted of three schools--Cedar Run, Long Lake and Number 4. The schools met at Cedar Run school house at 10 a.m., and after singing a few pieces, marched to the grove near by the schools and a speaking by Beva Shorts and Whitman of Traverse City, and Mrs. Middleton of Long Lake. Meantime dinner was duly served of which all did justice to a bountifully spread table, the guests numbering about 200, after which all began to gather in little groups here and there for a social time, when they all repaired to their different homes feeling that they had really had a day of pleasure.
15 September 1887
Mrs. P. Simmonds has gone to Indiana on a visit.
Mrs. E. Goin is visiting her daughter, Mrs. Worthington.
C. Norris and B. Bellinger are putting up a shingle mill at the head of Long Lake.
D. Edna was unfortunate enough to lose a good cow last week, during the gale, by a tree falling on her.
The threshing machine is in the neighborhood. Grain of all kinds is turning out well, especially wheat.
D. G. Shorter returned home last Friday evening from Ohio where he has been attending the soldiers re-union.
Mrs. R. Middleton preached a very interesting sermon last Sunday, to an appreciative audience. She goes from here to Charlevoix.
We understand that one of our neighbors, Z. Hinshaaw, has traded his farm for a blacksmith shop in Bingham township, and will move soon as possible.
Rev. O. G. Whitman preached his farewell sermon Sept. 4th. Mr. Whitman has been on this charge for five consecutive years. Wherever he goes to labor the ensuing year, he has the best wishes of us all.
District No. 3 has secured the services of Will Hannaford for the coming winter. We all anticipate a profitable term as Will has given perfect satisfaction wherever he has taught heretofore.
22 September 1887
Tracy Umlor spent Sunday at home.
Hattie Simpson is at Traverse City visiting Bessie and Katie Loudon.
Mrs. Andrew Scott, of Northport, is the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Nahum Avery.
Hattie Kennedy of Traverse City, spent Sunday here with her sister, Mrs. Simpson.
Robert Travis went to Traverse City last Saturday, and stood the ride quite well.
Mrs. Nellie Lancaster and daughter, of Fife Lake, are here visiting her sister, Mrs. Simpson.
Mrs. John Travis and Mrs. M. Dailey of Traverse City, were here a few days last week, the guests of Mrs. John Putnam.
Mrs. Oran Taylor returned home from Canada last Saturday, where she has been spending the summer, and brings a fine baby to brighten their home.
Miss Ella Pegg was at home over Sunday.
Miss Mertie Dobson, who has been seriously sick, is decidedly better.
Mrs. Herman Popst is seriously sick, with little or no hope of recovery.
Jesse Shisler was the guest of Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Allen one day last week.
Philip Simmonds has arrived home from threshing and will start his mill in a few days.
Mr. Pegg, of Indiana, has been in town for a few days past, the guest of his cousin, Davis Pegg.
Mr. Heaton, of Indiana, was in town last week looking up his interest in the Simmonds saw mill.
E. B. Allen has sold one of his horses to parties in Traverse City and has bought one of Mr. Brown of Long Lake.
Mrs. Philip Simmonds has gone to Indiana to stay for an indefinite period, having been called there by the serious illness of her father.
Chauncy Tharp, in company with two of his sisters, have been spending a few days at Long Lake visiting her brothers, James and Tullie Tharp.
Mr. Johnson, of Indiana, who has been visiting his daughter, Mrs. J. M. Thomas, returned home to-day, Mrs. Thomas accompanying him on a visit to her old home.
We are very glad to know that Rev. Mr. Heath has been stationed at Long Lake and Cedar Run. We extend him a hearty welcome. We understand Mr. Heath will be at Cedar Run school house at the usual hour for services one week from next Sabbath.
As Providence has seen fit to remove our loved pastor, Rev. O. G. Whitman, from our midst and set him over a new field of labor, we extend to him our most earnest wishes that he will not only be successful in his new field of labor, but be the means of winning many to Christ.
Farmers are busy doing up fall work, threshing and such like. Winter wheat turns out good, spring wheat and oats not quite so good, owing to the drouth, corn and potatoes will turn out according to the time of planting and amount of tending done. E. B. Allen has a piece of early planted corn which he claims is the best corn he ever raised. We notice corn that has been well tended during the summer will give a good yield. Potatoes will be about half a crop, or more, while fruit, such as apples, was never more plenty than this fall. Notwithstanding the severe drouth the average Grand Traverse farmer in general will be able to get through another winter, when we hope times may be more favorable.
29 September 1887
Mr. Hinshaw's people intend [illegible] moving to Bingham to-day.
Mrs. Elijah Cox is spending a few weeks with her folks in Indiana.
Simmond's saw mill has started up and is doing some brisk sawing.
Edwin Corbit has gone to the lumber woods to work this winter.
J. J. Johnson, formerly of this place, but lately of Joyfield, is able to be around once more.
The missionary society met at the residence of Miss Ella Begg last Saturday evening and a pleasant time was enjoyed. We think such a society is just what every community needs. They will meet again in two weeks.
The death of Mrs. Herman Popst has cast a gloom over the entire community. Mrs. Popst was a young woman, having been married but two years. She leaves father, mother, husband and one small child to mourn her loss. The bereaved have the sympathy of the community.
Mrs. Lucy Munsell, an old resident of Long lake, died at her home in Traverse City last week. The deceased was well known here, having lived here for many years. Her funeral services were held at the friends church, on Sunday last, and her remains were placed beside those of her husband in Long Lake cemetery. The deceased leaves a large family of children and granchildren and numerous old friends to mourn her loss.
James Tharp was married on Saturday to a lady from Iowa. The wedding was entirely unexpected, as well as a novel one. The young lady came all alone from her former home and arrived here last Saturday morning. They were married at their home immediately upon the lady's wish. Mrs. Tharp is a beautiful and bright appearing lady, having been highly educated and a teacher for a number of years. She will not only be an ornament but a benefit to our already fast improving society. We take the liberty of sending our congratulations through the HERALD.
6 October 1887
Mrs. F. A. Jenne is dangerously sick.
Frank Beverly has returned from Muskegon.
Chas. Wagner of Jay county, Ind., is the guest of C. Powell.
A. Reynold's and wife of Traverse City Sundayed at Mr. Beverley's.
Miss Jennie Whinnery is visiting with her sister, Mrs. Thornburg, of Maple City.
Mr. and Mrs. Allen of Long Lake, were the guests of your correspondent Sunday.
The Rev. W. Heath preached an interesting sermon here last Sunday from St. Matthew 9:12.
Leonard Stevenson, who has been canvassing for fruit trees the past summer, reports business brisk.
School commenced in district No. 3 Monday, with Will. Hannaford holding the reins of government.
We understand that Miss Mary Simmonds will use the rod of correction in the Cedar Run school this year.
C. C. Shilling threshed his last job yesterday for this season. Without a doubt his machine does the cleanest work that we have ever had done.
Mr. Suggarts and family have moved their effects into the house recently purchased by him and vacated by Mr. Hinshaw, the latter moving to Bingham.
Rev. Allen Jenne purchased a horse, and had considerable trouble in breaking it to drive, but fortunately no damage has been done by the runaway.
Mr. McCruthers has taken his bowl machine out of A. Norris's mill and is taking a few weeks hunt in the upper peninsula. While there he will look up a good location for making bowls.
The first quarterly meeting of the M. E. church will be held at the Lone Tree school house, commencing two weeks from last Saturday, Oct. 16 and 17. A cordial invitation is extended to all, and especially to the officers of the church.
Two more of our young folks are going to join the mystical marriage union Oct. 16, 1887. We bespeak for them a long and happy life. This will make four marriages within a month at Long Lake and Cedar Run.
13 October 1887
Mrs. James Tharp intends getting up a German class in a few weeks.
Mrs. D. Carmichael has gone to Grand Rapids to spend the winter with her brother.
Herman Popst is selling off his personal property and intends going to Kansas soon.
School has commenced in dist. No. 1 with Miss Annie Gilroy of Traverse City, as teacher.
Mr. Simmonds has taken a contract for sawing 100,000 feet or more of lumber, for parties in Traverse City.
A. A. Loucks, while ditching through a marsh near his barn, had the good fortune to find a well only 10 feet deep.
Miss Ella Pegg was at home over Sunday, and superintended the missionary meeting at her home on Saturday evening.
There was a surprise party at James Tharp's one evening last week. We have no doubt they were pleasantly entertained by Mrs. Tharp.
Miss Mary Simmonds has gone to Bingham to teach a three month's term of school. As yet no one has been hired to teach the Cedar Run school.
Rev. W. Heath preached to an interested audience one week ago Sunday; no more services until after quarterly meeting, which will be at Lone Tree school house this week, Saturday and Sunday.
The wedding bell still ring in Long Lake. This time Ainsley Pennington and Miss Lillie Baker. The bride and groom are two of our most worthy young people. We bespeak for them a happy future.
We have been informed that Sam. Stata and Miss Laura Hinshaw were married in Traverse City one day last week. Both young people are well known in Long Lake, formerly lived here. Miss Hinshaw is a most estimable young lady and very highly respected here. May peace and prosperity go with them.
3 November 1887
Will the editor kindly correct a mistake in my last item? The name Munsell should have read Mansell.
There will be a basket festival at James Tharp's on next Wednesday evening, Nov. 8, for the benefit of Rev. Mr. Heath. Ladies are requested to bring baskets containing supper for two.
Mrs. L. A. Jenne died last week at her home in Cedar Run. The funeral was at Cedar Run school house. The sermon was preached by Rev. Mr. Linkletter, of Almira, and her remains were taken to Traverse City for burial. Mrs. Jenne was widely known for her generosity and kindness to others. She will be sadly missed from among her friends and relatives. She leaves a husband and four children to mourn her loss. May they all remember she is not dead, only gone on before.
10 November 1887
J. M. Benjamin returned home Monday from the Peninsula.
Mrs. Anna Vaudrey is visiting at her old home for a few days. She will return to her home Saturday.
Some sheep-killing dogs are perambulating in this vicinity and have killed three sheep for L. Ruthardt.
A. Norris is intending to leave here next week for some point in the south. He says this climate does not agree with him.
Miss Della Hoover will not preside over the Cedar Run school, as previously announced. Miss Adsit of Traverse City, will take charge.
A large acreage of plowing is being done this fall for spring seeding. The majority of our farmers have arounsed themselves to the fact that fall plowing pays in this climate.
Your correspondent starts to-day for the upper peninsula, where he will keep time in a meat market for a Calumet & Hecla company.
24 November 1887
J. Muncell is dangerously ill.
Rev. Allen Jennie is at Cedar Run again.
John Benjamin Jr. is home for awhile.
J. Norris is home again from Summit City.
John M. Benjamin starts to canvass for fruit trees before long.
School is progressing nicely, Miss Adsit holds the reigns of government.
Sabbath school is progressing finely, nonwithstanding the stormy waether.
Rev. W. Heath preaches every alternate Sabbath at Cedar Run, at 11 o'clock.
James and Thomas White have taken a job of plowing for L. Stevenson.
1 December 1887
Minton Willobee was here the 20th.
Several deer have been killed in this vicinity.
J. P. Munsell, who has been ill, is recovering.
Mrs. Whinnery has been to Maple City visiting her daughter, Mrs. Thornburgh.
Byron Norris of Norrisville is spending a few days with Charley Norris at this place.
Jesse Johnson of Winchester, Ind., is at Cedar Run again. He is holding meetings here this week every evening.
Rev. W. Heath preached a most excellent sermon last Sunday on local option. Hurrah for prohibition.
8 December 1887
Mr. Benjeman of Cedar Run, has been through town canvassing for fruit trees.
David Harris of Indiana, is spending the winter in Long Lake.
The German class is progressing finely under the charge of Mrs. James Tharp.
Miss Ella Pegg was at home over Sunday, and presided over the social given by the missionary society.
Farmers are improving the time this nice weather cutting wood and logs, and clearing up land. At present there is not enough snow for sleighing.
Simmonds saw mill started up again last week with a good number of hands and plenty of logs.
The Rev. Jesse Johnson is with us again, and is holding meetings at Cedar Run and Long Lake.
The Rev. Mr. Heath presided an able sermon at Cedar Run one week ago Sunday, and brought out several points in local option which were duly appreciated by his audience.
Basket socials have been quite popular of late. There has been one held at James Tharps and also one at the hall on Thanksgiving evening. A pleasant time was had at both places, and a sum of $8.50 for the benefit of Rev. Mr. Heath was collected.
Mrs. Mansell has returned home from Ohio where she had been to attend the sickness and burial of her husband. Mr. Mansell was a man in the prime of life, a son-in-law of Mr. Ferris and had lived here but a short time but was highly esteemed by all who knew him. The family have the sympathy of neighbors and friends.
Miss Della Hoover has gone out to Platte, and is successfully teaching school.
Edwin Corbit is spending a few days at his sister's, Mrs. Benton Molar.
The M. E. society have started a choir with Mrs. James Tharp for organist.
The family of David Wares is seriously afflicted with measles. They have buried one child, an infant three months old and at present Mrs. Wares and a daughter are lying very low.
15 December 1887
Stephen Vaudrey, of Old Mission, spent a few days at his old home not long since.
Mr. Densmore of Maple City, visited the school in Dist. No. 3, on Friday last.
J. M. Benjamin has started canvassing, has been quite successful thus far.
Ollie Sugarts of Bingham, is spending a few weeks with his parents at this place.
Miss Ada Beverly sprained her ankle quite badly last week.
Solomon Shisler has sold his lumber sleigh to Geo. Foote.
Charles Wagner, who has been here visiting relatives and friends, intends starting for his home in Indiana this week.
John Benjamin, Jr., made a short visit to the peninsula last week. He also purchased a valuable horse while there.
A very enjoyable time was had at the missionary meeting Saturday evening. Several of Lone Tree's young people came, and we are satisfied they returned thinking Mr. Pegg's the place to go to have a jolly time.
D. G. Shorter returned home Sunday last.
W. Heath preached a very interesting sermon at the Cedar Run school house on Sunday last.
There will be a Christmas tree at Cedar Run, on Saturday evening, Dec. 24th. Everybody come and bring something to put on the tree.
Our blacksmith, Mr. Sugarts, has all the work he can perform. He is an honest, energetic man, and also a good blacksmith; therefore, he is the very man for Cedar Run.
29 December 1887
Miss Ella Pegg is at home during vacation.
Miss Bell Gilroy has gone to Traverse City to spend the vacation with friends.
Mrs. Mansell has returned to Ohio, which place will be her future home.
The missionary society are to have an entertainment on New Year's eve.
Mrs. Clough has bought a place at Monroe Centre, and intends to more early in the spring.
The young people at Long Lake and Cedar Run have started a lyceum at the hall, which is said to be quite interesting.
Mrs. David Wares, who was very low at my last writing, has since died. She leaves a large family to mourn her loss, of which there are several small children. The family have the sympathy of the community.
Miss Hattie Stata, who was married on Thursday of last week, to Will Millard of Oakwood, was well known in Long Lake society, and was a very estimable young lady. We predict for them a happy future.
It is said that two more of our most estimable young people are going to join the mystical marriage union. Don't dare to mention names for fear of getting myself as well as the editor into trouble.
The Sunday school at Cedar Run closed with Christmas tree on last Saturday evening, which was a very pleasant affair. The evening was all that could be desired, and the house was filled to overflowing. The trees were pretty and heavily loaded with presents. Much credit is due to Mr. Beverly, Miss Jennie Whinnery and Mrs. James Tharp, Bertie Davis and others for kindly assisting in the arrangements. The exhibition is under the management of the superintendant and Mrs. James Tharp, made the evening pass off pleasantly, and all seemed to enjoy themselves to the utmost. It may well be said that our young people never do things by halves.
Solomon Shisler is on the sick list.
Mr. and Mrs. Worthington of Platte were down to the Christmas tree.
John Benjamin spent Christmas at home.
Russell Hinshaw spent Christmas with his parents at Bingham.
J. Powell has moved to Traverse City. They will be greatly missed in this community.
We understand Hattie Stata of Traverse City, formerly of Cedar Run, is married to Will Millard of that place. May peace and prosperity go with them, is the wish of their friends at this place.
Cedar Run takes the cake on Christmas trees. A very pleasant time was had and there were some very valuable presents on the tree. All the little folks were delighted.
12 January 1888
Georgie Benjamin starts to school to Traverse City this week.
J. M. Benjamin is canvassing for fruit trees on the peninsula.
Mrs. Anna Vaudrey is at her son's Solomon Shisler, who is still sick.
Mr. Buell, of Traverse City, made a short call at Cedar Run last week.
Joseph Altman is getting out a large quantity of cedar this winter.
Mr. Caton has just finished digging a well for T. Shugarts, seventy-five feet deep.
Our school will close in two weeks, after a successful term, taught by Will Hannaford.
Mr. Shugarts has just completed a pair of sleighs for Solomon Shisler, which are a very neat job.
George Jenne has gone to Bingham to work in a saw mill.
Miss Della Hooper spent a few days with her uncle, Mr. Simmonds, last week.
Solomon Shisler, of Cedar Run, who has been very sick, we are glad to hear is much better.
Miss Mary Simmonds goes to Bingham to-day to resume her duties as teacher, having taken another school for three months.
Mr. Buell, of Traverse City, and his brother-in-law, Wm. Christy, of Argentine, called at E. B. Allen's last week, on their way through town.
The entertainment at Mr. Pegg's on New Year's eve was not a success financially, net proceeds 51 cents, for benefit of the missionary society.
Simmonds saw mill is doing some brisk work at present. A goodly number of hands, plenty of logs and good sleighing make things lively nowadays.
Rev. Mr. Heath still keeps up his appointments here, notwithstanding the stormy weather. His sermons are excellent to say the least, and should be appreciated by all.
Long Lake has decided to have an exhibition at the Lake View hall, two weeks from next Friday evening, Jan. 27, being the last day of school. Districts No. 1, 2, 3, and 4 will take part in getting it up; ten cents admission to all who do not take a part in exercises, proceeds to go for the benefit of the gospel. Any one wishing to help about the exercises will hand their names in to the manager or one of the teachers.
26 January 1888
Miss Bertie Davis has gone to the Peninsula.
Solomon Shisler is still on the sick list and no better.
Joseph D. Altman is getting his 500,000 shingles cut at the new mill.
Allie Jenne preached at the Cedar Run school house Sunday, the 15th.
Cedar Run is to the front with a steam saw mill. It commences work this week.
The soldier boys had an oyster supper on the 21st at the Run, and entertained a large crowd.
Jos. Greilick has bought 35,000 feet of pine of J. D. Aultman, and was hauling it in lively last week.
Mrs. Mandrey [Vaudrey] is still at the Run with her sick son Sol. Shisler. The good neighbors met and cut wood for Mr. Shisler a few days ago.
2 February 1888
Mrs. James Tharp is on the sick list.
Mr. Brown has gone to the lumber woods.
Edwin Corbet was in town a few days last week.
Nearly everyone is busy hauling wood or lumber.
Mr. Dobson is busy nowadays collecting taxes.
David Harris intends going back to Indiana soon.
Miss Bell Gilroy has finished school in the Davis district, and will soon return to her former home.
The lyceum at the hall still keeps alive and report says they have good times every Saturday evening.
The schools are all closed now but one; the Cedar Run school has some three or four weeks yet. Miss Adsit seems to give general satisfaction.
We understand that Solomon Shisler who has been so low with consumption that the doctors gave him up, is slowly but surely recovering.
The exhibition at the hall last Friday evening was well managed. There were only two schools present; the pieces were well spoken, and showed much training. Everything went off nicely and seemed to be enjoyed by all, and much credit is due the scholars and their teachers.
It sometimes comes into the minds of some of the residents here in Long Lake to be dissatisfied with their surroundings, and the next thing that seize upon them is that they could do so much better away off in Kansas or some other place, so they dispose of what they have got together and take what money they can get and journey westward seeking a more congenial clime and a place where it will be easy to get a living and make money. Not long since one of our neighbors sold his place and went to Kansas. News has been received from them and they say times are very hard out there, and work is not to be found. It has been very cold so much so that in some places people have frozen to death. Coal is seven dollars a barrel, and flour is also high the fact is they were or are nearly destitute with sickness, hunger and cold. We feel very sorry for them. Grand Traverse county isn't the worst place in the world not by a good deal.
9 February 1888
Mrs. Mansell has gone to Ohio.
George Jenne was at home over Sunday.
Mrs. Johnson of Traverse City spent Sunday at Long Lake.
Mr. and Mrs. Stanton of Lone Tree were at Cedar Run on Sunday last to attend the funeral of their brother-in-law, Mr. Shisler.
There will be a pound social at the residence of Mrs. Clough on next Wednesday evening, for the benefit of Rev. Mr. Heath. Come everybody that can and bring a pound of something. This will be a good time to make Mrs. Clough and family a farewell visit, as they intend moving soon.
Solomon Shisler died at his home in Cedar Run last week after a long and painful illness. The community was somewhat shocked to hear of his death, for he had been thought to be getting better. But death came and relieved the sufferer from all his pain and trouble. The deceased was well known here, and much beloved by all who knew him. He was a Godly man, walking in all of the ordinances of the Lord blameless, and went down to his grave trusting in God. The funeral services were held at Cedar Run school house on Sunday last at the morning service and his remains were placed besides those of his wife in Long Lake cemetery. He leaves numerous friends and relatives to mourn his untimely death. His friends and neighbors were very kind during his sickness. Although they may not be repaid in this world, they will reap the reward to the next. He leaves a mother, Mrs. Vaudrey of Old Mission, Miss Bertie Davis, half sister, and a brother Jesse Shisler, who was not present and whose whereabouts are unknwon. May they put their whole trust in God, and some day meet loved ones and clasp hands on the far banks of Jordan.
John Benjamin spent last week at home.
George Benjamin spent Saturday and Sunday at home.
Stephen Vaundrey spent a few days at this place recently.
Henry Fish was the guest of Mr. Willobee last Sabbath.
Frank Powell spent Sunday with his brother, of Traverse City.
J. M. Benjamin starts this morning to Bingham to canvass for trees.
Several of Mr. Ruthardt's family have been quite sick, but are recovering.
Mr. Stevenson took the train for Isabella county this morning, where he will canvass for fruit trees.
William Whinnery and Joshua Simmonds intend starting to Empire the first of the month, to skid logs.
Miss Bertie Davis has returned home from Old Mission to the bedside of her brother, who is dangerously ill.
16 February 1888
Miss Katie Adsit spent Saturday and Sunday at Empire.
L. A. Jenne has been spending a few days at Traverse City on business.
Miss Bertie Davis has gone to the peninsula to live. She will be greatly missed by all at Cedar Run.
If one can judge by appearances, the new steam power attachment to Mr. Norris's mill has improved business considerably.
There will be an exhibition at the school house Feb. 22th, in the evening. Everybody come, for a good time is expected. Prof. Wilson of Oviatt will furnish instrumental music.
1 March 1888
Miss Jennie Whinnery has a very sore throat.
Mr. Bell spent Saturday and Sunday at Mr. Goin's.
John Benjamin Jr. is quite sick with the measles.
Mr. Valley from Mapleton stayed at Mr. Willobee's Monday night.
Mrs. Albert Thornburg, of Maple City, is visiting her sister, Jennie Whinnery.
School closed last Friday, the 24th, after a successful term taught by Miss Katie Adsit.
The exhibition on the 24th inst. was a success. The house was filled, and all spoke and acted their parts well.
Isisah Shilling is at home again.
Mr. Norris' mill is fine running order, and the logs are going to the mill yard fast.
8 March 1888
The roads are good and sleighing nice.
Minton Willobee was home Sunday, a few hours.
Mary Willobee was at Traverse City Monday of this week.
We understand that Sam Walton of Elmwood has gone to Kansas to see his parents.
Mr. Norris has succeeded in getting his mill, so he thinks he can cut 28 thousand shingles a day.
The Altman Bros. are getting in a large quantity of cedar for shingles, to be sawed at Norris's mill.
Mrs. Benjamin and her two daughters, Hattie and Josie, are sick with measles. John Benjamin, Jr., is so he is able to ride out. We understand he sold a valuable horse a few days ago.
15 March 1888
Miss Emma Thomas has gone to Traverse City to attend school.
Quite a number of families in this vicinity have measles.
Mr. Allan Jenne who has been seriously sick with the measles has nearly recovered.
Mr. J. M. Thomas has returned from Indiana.
Mr. Tullie Tharp has gone to Indiana with a load of potatoes.
Quite a number of our townsmen are hauling hardwood logs to Simmonds saw mill.
Mrs. Clough and family have removed to their new home in Monroe Center. The family have many friends here and will be greatly missed by all.
Will Whittaker and wife of Canada who have been visiting their cousin Mrs. E. B. Allen, the past week, take the train Monday for the south part of the state.
22 March 1888
Mrs. J. M. Benjamin is still very sick.
Miss Ada Beverly has returned home after an absence of some time.
Mrs. Mary Riplow of Grand Rapids is visiting her parents at this place.
About fifty thousand shingles left the mill yard, for J. E. Greilick, on Monday.
Silas Gray has about finished drawing a large quantity of pine logs to Mr. Norris' mill, to be cut into shingles.
The largest load of shingles ever known of in this vicinity stood at the corner near Mr. Norris's mill, one evening last week. It consisted of twenty-eight thousand shingles placed on a pair of common sized lumber sleighs owned by J. Altman. Next!
29 March 1888
Measles still raging in our midst.
L. A. Jenne has gone to Bingham for a few days.
Miss Emma Thomas was at home over Sunday.
Tullie Tharp has returned home from Indiana.
A good many are getting ready for sugar making.
Miss Hattie Baker has returned from Platte, where she has been going to school the past winter.
Mr. and Mrs. Ainslie Pennington were at Long Lake last Sunday.
Allen Jenne has gone to Cedar Run to be night watch in Mr. Norris's shingle mill.
The M. E. Sunday school will reorganizenext Sunday, at Cedar Run school house.
Mr. and Mrs. John Mansell intend going to Ohio this week, where they will make their future home.
Mrs. D. Carmichael has returned home from her visit at Grand Rapids. Mr. Carmichael has also returned from Traverse City.
Rev. Mr. Heath will preach at Easter sermon at Long Lake appointment, one week from next Sunday. Come out and hear a good sermon.
Mrs. Benjamin is convalescing slowly.
Wm. Whinnery is home from Empire, where he has been skidding logs.
Mrs. L. Ruthhardt is on the sick list.
Miss Emma Thomas was at home Saturday and Sunday.
Miss Mary Riplon returned to Grand Rapids last Saturday.
Byron Norris, of Norrisville, is spending a few weeks at the "Run."
Miss Ada Stevenson has the measles.
Sabbath school was re-organized last Sunday and the following officers were elected: Sup't, T. Tharp; ass't sup't, S. Whinnery; sec'y and chorister Miss Ada Beverly; treas., Franklin Atkinson. School will meet next Sunday at ten a. m.
5 April 1888
Mrs. Lewis Ruthardt is convalescing finely.
Leonard Stevenson's family are all having measles.
Mr. Norris talks of moving his shingle mill to Long Lake.
Mrs. J. M. Benjamin is still improving, but very slowly.
Miss Mary Willobee and her sister are both sick in bed with measles.
Frank Lee has let his farm to N. Cummings and moved to Traverse City.
We understand Mr. Willobee visited friends in Traverse City one day last week.
Rev. A. F. Jenne preached a very interesting discourse last Sabbath at the Cedar Run school house, to a very attentive audience.
Last Thursday a young man who had recently commenced work in Mr. Norris's shingle mill, had two of his fingers sawed off, and his thumb injured some.
J. W. Gitchel, supervisor
A. S. Dobson, Clerk
E. Linderman, Treasurer
T. C. Shugart, Highway Commissioner
W. Kingdon, Justice of the Peace, full term
E. Allen, H. D. Howard, Constables
3 May 1888
Eber Goin has gone to Empire to work.
Solomon Clay has a new house erected.
Isaiah Shilling is recovering from the measles.
H. W. Perry visited at Mr. Goin's last Sunday.
Minton Willobee is at home for a week or more.
Sugar making is finished and crops are being put in by the farmers.
Mr. Shugart, we understand, will farm the Phillip Simmond's place this summer.
A wedding in this neighborhood, it is rumored, will take place in the near future.
A party of our young folks ate warm sugar at Mr. Willobee's Saturday evening.
George Benjamin attended the teacher's examination at Maple City on April 27.
Geo. D. Willobee left for Lansing last Thursday and expects to be absent about a week.
A. Norris is expected home soon from the southern states, where he has been sojourning the past winter.
The mill here is not running much now on account of the preparations being made for moving the shingle mill to the head of Long Lake.
Mr. Getchel is around taking the assessments.
Minton Wilobee is at home for a few days last week.
Ben Dawson was at home a few days last week.
George Wilobee has gone to Lansing on business.
Thomas Whinnery will move over to the Lake soon.
Charlies Valleau intends moving to Kingsley.
Mrs. Getshel, who has been sick is up and around again.
Tully Tharp intends going to Indiana soon on a business trip.
Mrs. James Tharp has an organ and will teach music this summer.
Seymour Gray has rented Mrs. Stata's place and will take possession soon.
Miss Emma Thomas and Miss Ella Pegg were at home over Sunday.
Ainslie Pennington and wife will move back to Long Lake this spring.
Rev. Jonathan Hodgson of Indiana is spending a short time at Long Lake.
School in the Davis district has commenced a with Miss McDermott for teacher.
Mr. Elliot, who, some time ago, bought the Cook farm, has moved here with his family.
Miss Mary Simmonds will hold the reins of government in the Cedar Run school this summer.
Rev. Allen Jenne will work on a farm this summer, after which he intends going to school at Traverse City.
Miss Anna Sanford, who came here some time ago from East Jordan, has concluded to stay through the summer.
Rev. Allen Jenne preached at Cedar Run school house last Sunday forenoon and Rev. Jonathan Hodgson in the afternoon.
One of our prominent school ma'ams is about to take upon herself the title of Mrs. May Pense. May prosperity be theirs all along life's uneven pathway.
Farmers have all hired help for the summer. There will be a good deal of improvement made in the way of clearing land and building fences and other improvements too numerous to mention.
10 May 1888
Sabbath school next Sunday morning at half past nine o'clock.
Mrs. Ida Beverly visited at Mr. Benjamin's, last Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. A. Thornbury, of Maple City, visited friends in this neighborhood. last week.
Miss Della Hoover spent last week at the "Run."
Mr. Bell is staying at Mr. Goin's.
Mr. and Mrs. Ben. Bollinger returned to their home at Maple City, last Sunday.
G. D. Willobee returned from Lansing last Thursday. He was also as far south as Hillsdale and says the best wheat he has seen he saw in Grand Traverse region.
Thos. Whinnery has moved into Charlie Valleau's house.
Mrs. May Powell has the measles, also Mrs. Ed. Allen, and Mrs. Getchel.
Minton Willobee has commenced work for James Getchel, and Allen F. Jenne, is working for E. Allen.
We would respectfully like to correct a statement made by our Long Lake correspondent last week. Mrs. Wm. Whinnery not Miss May Simmonds will teach the Cedar Run school this summer.
Mr. Wm. C. Whinnery and Miss May Simmonds were united in the holy bonds of matrimony, Saturday, May 5, by Rev. Jno. Hodgson. A company of their friends enjoyed a pleasant evening with the happy couple, at the residence of the groom's parents, and bespeak for them a happy future. At a late hour a "crowd," not included in the "company," started the inmates on the house by the noise of sundry, guns, cowbells, tin-pans, etc., but the youngsters behaving pretty well and didn't go home as hungry as they came.
Mr. and Mrs. Whinnery will commence housekeeping in the Philip Simmonds house, soon.
Married; at the morning service of the Friend's church at Long Lake, on Sunday, May 6th., Mr. Oliver Shugart and Miss Blanche Hurlburt of Bingham. The wedding party of six enjoyed a sumptuous dinner at T. C. Shugart's after which they returned to Bingham where the newly wedded pair will make their home. We extend to them our hearty congratulations.
Mr. Clay's house is progressing finely.
School commences next Monday.
Leonard Stevenson returned from Manistee and Wexford counties last week.
J. M. Benjamin has gone to Pawamo, Ionia Co., to see his sister, who is dangerously ill.
Jos. D. Altman has gone to Traverse City to work in Fay & Co.'s shingle mill.
17 May 1888
Rev. Jesse Johnson preached at the school house last Sunday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Shugart were married at the Lake View Hall by Rev. W. Heath, instead of at the Friend's church, as stated last week.
Mrs. Allen departed this life at her home, May 11, 1888. The remains were interred in Long Lake cemetery, Tuesday. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. W. Heath at the Friend's church.
Quite an improvement is being made in the way of fencing by Mr. Tilton and others.
Mrs. James Tharp will be greatly missed by the neighborhood as she is going to visit her parents and friends in Indiana for a few weeks.
Measles are raging in our midst. J. Gitchels family, T. Tharp's and others have had a serious time with them.
We are called to mourn the loss of a dear friend, Mrs. E. B. Allen, who has been called to her long and happy home. She was a faithful worker in the Sabbath school and a member of the M. E. church. She leaves with her many friends, a kind companion and two little children to mourn her loss.
31 May 1888
Miss Emma Thomas was at home Sunday.
C. C. Shilling had a fine barn raised the 26th.
Mrs. Marine of Ind. is visiting at J. M. Thomas'.
L. A. Jenne visited friends in Traverse City last Sunday.
School is progressing finely considering the small attendance.
School in Dis. No. 3 is suspended. The teacher was not legally hired.
C. F. Powell and wife start Wednesday to spend the summer in Ind.
T. C. Shugart has the material ready for a new barn and will build soon.
Minton Willobee intends starting Monday, June 4th, to visit friends in Canada.
Jesse Shisler from the upper peninsula and formerly of this place, is visiting here at the Run.
7 June 1888
Nice warm weather and everybody busy.
D. G. Shorter recently lost one of his horses.
Miss Emma Thomas is home for a three months vacation.
Fruit tress in this section are not blooming as full as usual.
Mrs. Mary Whinnery is on the sick list and school is closed in consequence.
School in district No. 3 has commenced again with George Benjamin as teacher.
Minton Willobee left for the east Monday morning. He will stop in Buffalo and visit Niagara Falls and also friends in the eastern part of New York and Canada.
5 July 1888
C. C. Shilling will finish his barn soon.
A number of our farmers are peeling bark this month.
Oscar Thomas is expected home from Indiana this week.
Mr. Shugart has a nice frame barn, dimensions 24 x 38 feet, nearly completed.
We haven't had any rain here for over two weeks, but corn is looking very well and growing remarkably fast.
We are requested to state that there will be a dance at Cedar Run the 4th. Everybody come at 9 o'clock a.m.
Misses Adda Goin and Jennie Whinnery have gone to the "Forest Lodge" summer resort to spend the summer.
Rev. L. A. Jenne was at Crofton, Kalkaska county, last week, holding religious services and doing other ministerial work.
Albert Norris has returned from Alabama much improved in health, and looking at least ten years younger than when he left last fall.
The W. F. M. S. will have their "jug breaking" and literary entertainment next Sunday night at the Friends' church, Long Lake. Everybody is cordially invited.
12 July 1888
H. Fisk is visiting friends at this place.
The dance at Mr. Shugart's Wednesday evening was well attended.
Miss Alice Quaife of Millers Hill, visited Mrs. Wm. Whinnery last Thursday.
Rev. Jno. Hodgson preached an interesting sermon at the school house last Sunday.
Several of our citizens went to Maple City the Fourth, and report an enjoyable time.
The jug breaking at Long Lake was well attended and enjoyed. Proceeds were $10.66.
Mrs. J. M. Benjamin visited friends in Traverse City last week, and returned home Saturday.
A. Norris will lecture at the school house some evening next week. Subject, "Southern travels."
Mr. Getchel had his foot badly injured the other evening, by an ox stepping on it. The injury will confine him to the house for some time.
26 July 1888
Norris & Co. are busy sawing shingles.
Charles Wagner returned from Indiana last week.
Joseph Powell has moved on to the S. Shisler place.
Rev. Jesse Johnson is spending a few days in this neighborhood.
Huckleberries are found in enormous quantities, and also the pickers.
Miss Amy Stevenson entertains friends at her home this (Tuesday) evening.
Mrs. Alice Johnson from Traverse City is visiting at Mr. Thomas's and Mr. Hodgson's.
Mr. and Mrs. A. Thornburg of Maple City spent Sunday and Mondat at "the Run" and picking huckleberries.
The lecture given at the school house Tuesday evening by A. Norris was well attended. Mr. Norris related many interesting and amusing anecdotes of life and customs in Alabama, described the blasting and coal mining process, and gave interesting descriptions of places and people and what the enterprising "Yankee" is doing for the south. The young folks went home feeling that they had been well entertained.
2 August 1888
Benton Molar is working for Mr. Davis.
The farmers are very busy with their harvest.
Edwin Corbet intends starting for Indiana soon.
Mrs. Hodgson spent last week at Traverse with her daughter.
Please remember the Sunday night prayer meeting at the lake.
The dance at Mr. Brown's last Saturday night was well attended.
Pastures are almost dried up. Some are cutting their corn for their cattle.
Mr. Simmonds intends starting his mill next week with a goodly lot of logs.
Mrs. Mary Simmonds is not able to do her work on account of rheumatism in her foot.
The berries picked are very plenty, George Jenne picking one and one-half bushels in one day.
John Tharp, who is spending the summer with his children at Long Lake, caught a pickerel the other day weighing 12 1/2 pounds.
9 August 1888
Plenty of nice rains are making crops look promising.
Norris & Co. have finished their shingle job and are sawing lumber.
Why can not the young people of Cedar Run have a literary campaign club?
Miss Ella Pegg and Miss Emma Thomas were the guests of Ada Beverly last Sunday.
C. C. Shilling has purchased an engine for his threshing machine and will soon be ready for work.
We saw but one thing on last Wednesday to mar the beauty and pleasure of the day. You all know what that was.
Rev. A. L. Thurston will speak at the school house Thursday evening, Aug. 9th, on "The issues of the day." This is the first campaign meeting at this place.
16 August 1888
E. B. Allen is busy with his tan bark.
Mrs. Elijah Cox spent Sunday at James Tharp.
The recent rain has greatly improved things.
The monthly meeting held at the Lake was well attended.
Mr. Shilling lost a very fine cow and calf last week, by eating Paris green.
Jesse Johnson has returned to Indiana, on account of sickness in the family.
The Rev. Mr. Kenworthy will preach at the Lake next Sunday at 10:30 a.m.
Frank Simmonds, who has been very low for the last few days, has recovered.
Davis Pegg is getting ready to build a new barn, which will greatly improve his farm.
Everybody seems to be well pleased with their trip to Traverse during the encampment.
Joseph Zimmerman has greatly improved the farm belonging to J. Stanton by rebuilding fences.
Minton Willobee returned from Ont. last Friday, and reports a very enjoyably spent season.
The lecture given by Rev. A. L. Thurston at the school house last Thursday evening, was enthusiastically cheered by all the members of the g. o. p. There will be another meeting on the evening of the 25th inst., when a republican club will be organized. Everybody cordially invited.
6 September 1888
Minton Willobee was at home Sunday.
C. C. Shilling is around with his new steam thresher.
James Cumming is staying with his brother, Henry Cummings.
Miss Ada Beverly visited at E. Cox's, Long Lake, last Sunday.
L. A. Jenne goes to the national G. A. R. encampment at Columbus, Ohio.
John Benjamin Jr. has gone to work for L. Roosa on his threshing machine.
Mrs. I. M. Willobee has been very sick the past week, but is now improving.
Cedar Run has a republican flag opposite the school house, on the top of a pole 57 feet high.
Ainslie Pennington has built him a residence and removed to L. A. Jenne's place at Cedar Run.
Some of the young folks gave Miss Emelie Ruthardt a pleasant surprise last Saturday evening.
We are to have a new store soon on Mansion Hill, at the right of Main st., Jenne Bros. & Pennington proprietors.
Mrs. Wm. Whinnery's sore eyes are improving. It was feared at one time she would lose her eyesight, and this improvement is welcome news.
We had a visit from Jack Frost last week, that injured the garden, but the corn is mostly all right, and will be a large crop and good quality.
School meeting Monday evening elected C. C. Shilling moderator for the coming term of office, and voted to have but four months' school in the next year.
13 September 1888
Corn is ready to cut.
Manara Cox has gone to town to work.
Mr. Warren Tilton is painting his house.
Mr. Loucks has built an addition to his house.
Emma Thomas has returned from Forest Lodge.
Miss Ella Shilling was at home last Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Picket will return to Indiana this week.
Mr. George Jenne will move his grocery to Cedar Run.
Davis Pegg has improved his house with a coat of paint.
Benton Molar will move in the house occupied by Mr. Jenne.
School commenced last Monday with Miss McDermott as teacher.
Zimmerman and Corbet have finished cutting logs for Mr. Getchell.
20 September 1888
Minton Willobee spent Sunday at home.
Miss Della Hoover starts for Kansas this week.
Miss May Simmonds has gone to live with friends in Indiana.
Miss Emma Thomas has gone to Traverse City to attend school.
Geo. Benjamin is to teach a six months' winter term in Dist. No. 3 Solon.
G. D. Willobee and L. A. Jenne went to attend the national encampment at Columbus, Ohio.
Benton Molar has put a stock of groceries and general merchandise into the Lake View hall, recently vacated by Geo. Jenne. Mr. Molar is an honest and enterprising young citizen and we wish for him ervey success in his new departure.
4 October 1888
John Benjamin is at home again.
G. D. Willobee has returned from Ohio.
Frank Beverley was at home last Sunday.
William Whinnery raised a fine pole and Harrison flag Saturday evening.
T. C. Shugart, family and friends visited friends at Bingham last Saturday and Sunday.
Mrs. Beverly's brothers, William and Scott Reynolds, of Indiana, visited here last Sunday.
Miss Katie Lannin of Old Mission has been visiting her uncle Leonard Stevenson's family at Cedar Run.
A company of friends from the vicinity of Lone Tree visited Mr. Beverley's family a few days since.
Jesse Shisler has been sojourning at his old home and gave a dance Thursday evening. He returned to the Peninsula Saturday.
The excursion train from the south last week brought Mr. and Mrs. Pierson, father and mother of Mrs. T. C. Shugart, also her brother and wife.
Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Simmonds have removed to live with their son, Philip Simmonds, at Long Lake. Will Whinnery has moved into their house, thus vacated.
25 October 1888
Mr. Gray has traded for a fine team of cattle.
J. Johnson was at the Lake picking apples last week.
Warren J. Tilton has traded his cattle for a horse team.
Miss Dora Tharp will start to Indiana soon to spend the winter.
The dance at Mr. Shilling's last Saturday night seemed to pass off very pleasantly.
Mr. Hodgson will soon move into his house, having been living in Mr. Thomas's house.
Mr. Newstead intends moving back on the farm, having been up on the Platte tending a boarding house.
School will commence again Monday with Miss Alice Grant teacher, Miss McDermott being obliged to resign on account of sickness.
Mrs. Benjamin has been spending several days at Traverse City.
We are having some very interesting campaign lectures at this place.
L. A. Jenne has returned from Ohio and at present is sojourning with his son, Geo. Jenne.
Mr. Powell's family expect to go to Indiana to spend the winter and will start soon after the coming election.
Miss Rachel Lannin from Old Mission has been spending a couple of weeks at L. Stevenson's, returning to her home Monday, 22nd inst.
William Whinnery is building a new barn and last week had it completed ready for the shingles when on going to the mill to get the shingles he found they were missing. They had disappeared from the mill yard entirely, and have not been found.
Thomas Horan of Saginaw spent several days last week with his sister, Mrs. J. M.Benjamin, accompanied by his wife. Mr. Horan resided at Cedar Run in the "pioneer days" and Sunday several of the old settlers went in and had a pleasant visit, recalling old times.
1 November 1888
There is talk of a shingle mill at the lake.
P. T. Simmonds starts his mill this week.
Miss Dora Tharp will start for Ind., this week.
We are glad to be able to state that Miss Mary Simmonds is improving.
J. W. Heaton of Wightstown, Ind., was at the lake last week looking up timber.
The democrats had their pole raising last Friday morning. Speech in the evening by Mrs. Loucks and others.
Ed. Corbet had moved into the Tharp house and is keeping bach.; but we think he had better take some one of the fair sex into partnership.
Miss Mary Keal has returned from Pennsylvania where she has been spending the summer with brothers and friends. We are glad to welcome her back once more.
J. M. Thomas is at home again.
Mrs. Beverly and daughter Ada visited at Elmer Crain's last Sunday.
Miss Mary Willobee visited Judge William's and family last week, at Kasson.
Miss Hattie Benjamin returned home Sunday from a week's visit with relatives at Lone Tree.
Mrs. Mary E. Loucks gave a lecture on prohibition at the school house Monday evening, the 23d, which was very interesting.
Rev. Mr. Byers and wife of Manton, were at the school house last Sunday, and will hold a series of meetings at the No. 4 school house this week.
15 November 1888
Miss Emma Thomas was home from Traverse City last Sunday.
School commenced last week with Miss Lizzie Evans of Old Mission teacher, and is progressing to the satisfaction of all.
One of the most pleasant social gatherings ever held at Cedar Run was attended last Friday at the residence of C. F. Powell by nearly 40 persons.
Chas. F. Powell and Jos. E. Powell, with their families, have said good-by to friends at Cedar Run and gone to Indiana. Elmer Crain's family went with them, but Mr. C. remains here for the present.
Everybody was surprised on the 8th inst. at hearing the wedding bells proclaim the marriage of Rev. A. F. Jenne and Miss Jennie Whinnery. We present our congratulations and bespeak for them a happy future.
22 November 1888
Minton Willobee was at home last Sunday.
A couple of gentlemen from Canada are the guests of their old friend L. Stevenson.
Elmer Packard, who has been to Old Mission for some time past, visited friends in this neighborhood Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. A. F. Jenne are staying at the residence of S. Whinnery.
29 November 1888
Geo. Tweddle of Empire, is at work for Geo. Jenne.
Miss Ada Stevenson is visiting friends at Old Mission.
Mr. Beeman and family have moved onto the C. F. Powell farm.
Miss Ada Beverly entertained a company of friends at her home Monday evening, the 26th.
Jenne Bros. and Pennington are putting a quantity of logs into Mr. Norris' mill for J. Greilick.
Jesse Shisler and family have moved onto the farm formerly owned by his brother, Sol. Shisler.
Miss Bertie Davis has returned from Old Mission, and is staying with her brother, Jesse Shisler. Her mother has also returned. We extend to one and all an earnest welcome.
13 December 1888
Mrs. A. F. Jenne is convalescent.
Minton Willobee and his sister visited friends in Elmwood last week.
Miss Bertie Davis is visiting at E. V. Davis's.
L. E. Walton of Hebron, Ind., visited at G. D. Willobee's last Sunday.
Elwood Simmonds of Ind, has been visiting friends and relatives at Cedar Run and Long Lake.
John Benjamin has traded his horse team to Mr. Bosworth of East Kasson, and now has an ox team.
Jesse Shisler is clapboarding, ceiling, painting, and otherwise improving his house both in comfort and appearance.
John Fish had the misfortune to hurt his arm quite badly last week, but it is getting well again.
C. A. Valleau is turning cant hook handles for Norris Bros.
Long Lake Sunday school will have Christmas tree at the church.
Dame Gossip is having more weddings than facts can prove.
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Jenne have been to Bingham and returned last evening.
The lecture by Rev. C. F. Lee was well attended, and the Forest Workers give him their earnest thanks.
C. C. Shilling and son are cutting wood for E. Goin with their wood machine.
17 January 1889
Mrs. A. F. Jenne is very sick.
Good sleighing and Cedar Run is flourishing.
Minton Willobee visited friends in Elmwood last Sunday.
Mr. Fillmore is drawing logs to Simmonds' mill for W. Whinnery.
Ed. Corbett and Mr. Sussar visited at J. M. Thomas the 6th inst.
Miss Hattie Benjamin is suffering with a severe attack of rheumatism.
J. M. Thomas and T. C. Shugart attended court at Traverse City as jurors.
A. Neal, of Long Lake was the guest of Miss Hattie Shilling the 13th inst.
Minton Willobee has been spending the past two weeks at home but will commence work for J. Gitchel next week.
Norris Bros.' mill closed for a few days but is at work again sawing for Bigg & Remington.
The foreign missionary society of "forest workers" met at the residence of Mrs. J. M.Thomas last Saturday night, and after the programme was carried out all were invited to come to supper, and those who were fond of oysters were served with them, while those who were not were furnished with other refreshments. The attendance was large and all seemed to enjoy themselves. After deciding to accept the invitation of Mrs. Elliot to hold the next meeting at her house the company adjourned for two weeks.
A series of meetings will be held at the friends' church, commencing Thursday evening of this week. Everybody cordially invited to attend.
24 January 1889
T. H. Bell is night watchman at the saw mill now.
Norris Bros. are drawing logs from Wm. Whinnery's.
Mr. and Mrs. Ben Bellinger visited at A. Norris' Sunday.
Mr. Bell is engaged in manufacturing adjustable clothes racks, for sale.
Geo. Jenne has gone to skid logs with his oxen for J. Pennington of Lone Tree.
L. A. Jenne visited his son and attended Bowen Post G.A.R. at Cedar Run, Saturday.
All right, Oviatt, if you get gas, we'll strike oil, and the telephone will certainly have to come.
The exhibition at the Green Briar school house passed off pleasantly, Thursday night, and in spite of the bad weather the house was full.
31 January 1889
Mrs. L. B. Snow is visiting friends at Northport.
Logs are not bought very rapidly this week on account of the poor sleighing. For a few days last week logs were brought at the rate of 150,000 feet daily.
A. E. Densmore of Maple City, secretary of county board of examiners, visited our school last week and expressed himself as highly pleased with the school as conducted by C. J. Smith.
On last Thursday morning W. E. Greilick and Miss Emma Gilbert were married, and immediately started on a western trip. They also expect to visit Buffalo, the bride's former home, before they return. All wish them much joy and happiness. Success to them.
7 February 1889
Business is moving of late.
Logs are coming into Norris's mill rapidly.
D. G. Shorter started for Lime Lake this morning to put in logs.
Wm. Whinnery has sold his large roan steers for $175, and bought a fine pair of young horses.
Hattie Benjamin is much worse. Her parents are suffering much anxiety in regard to her condition.
Rev. Mr. Hodgson will preach at the school house next Sunday evening.
Yes! we have noticed for some time that gas is quite natural to Oviatt, but sorry to have struck it so soon. It seems quite humorous and often amusing, to say the least.
14 February 1889
Frank Beverly is at home again.
Mrs. A. F. Jenne is convalescent.
Samuel Walton was the guest of G. D. Willobee, last Sunday.
G. D. Willobee has sold his steers to John Shorter for $30.
Miss Hattie Benjamin has no perceptible improvement.
Fred Tucker and George Clay have gone to Elmwood to work for S. Walton.
Miss Emma Thomas and brother Oscar were home from Traverse City last Saturday and Sunday, where they are attending school.
Meeting at the school house next Sunday evening. Preaching by Allen Jenne.
Mrs. A. Thornburg of Maple City, is visiting relatives and friends in this vicinity.
Jesse Shisler, who had the misfortune to break his arm recently, reports himself as getting better all right.
It is to be hoped that the next generation of young men at Cedar Run can conduct themselves in a more gentlemanly manner; while at church than the present.
The W.F.M.S. met at the residence of James Elliott Saturday evening, and a pleasant and profitable evening was enjoyed by all. The next meeting will be at Mr. Molar's Lake View hall, Feb. 23d.
28 February 1889
Mrs. A. F. Jenne is worse.
Hattie Benjamin is no better.
Frank Beverly has gone back to Green Lake.
Mrs. Thornburg returned to Maple City, last Sunday.
Norris' mill is running again after its week's rest; sawing hardwood for J. Greilick.
Cedar Run comes next next with a school exhibition Friday, March 1st, at 7:30 p.m. Everybody invited.
7 March 1889
Allen Jenne is on the sick list.
Hattie Benjamin has been improving for several days past.
Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Thornburg of Maple City, spent Sunday at Mr. Whinnery's.
Gertie Shugart has gone to visit friends at Bingham.
Joshua Simmonds has gone to Ind. to stay for an indefinite length of time.
The gentleman who lost his rubber on the evening of the exhibition can have it by calling at Mr. Beverley's, as it is of no use to the finder.
School in Dist. No. 5 closed Friday, March 1st, after a very successful term taught by Miss. Lizzie Evans of Old Mission, and was celebrated by an exhibition in the evening, which sopke well for the abilities of both teacher and scholars. The house was crowded to very limited standing toom. Music by Chas. Valleau and Wm. Whinnery.
14 March 1889
Mrs. A. F. Jenne is getting better again.
Hattie Benjamin still continues to improve.
John Shorter is driving a "fly" team now-a-days.
Allen Jenne commenced work again on Monday.
H. W. Perry has been visiting friends in this vicinity.
John Benjamin called on friends in Solon, last Sunday.
Miss Bertha Davis visited friends in Traverse City, last week.
Ross Willobee had the misfortune to bruise and strain his leg very badly while coasting on the hill last Tuesday. He is nearly able to be about again.
Norris's mill is running at its greatest capacity, and several teams are engaged in putting in the largest amount of logs possible while the good weather lasts.
The missionary band of Forest Workers met at the residence of Thos. W. Whinnery, last Saturday evening. It was a pleasant evening, good attendance, and an enjoyable meeting.
We would say to the Long Lake Eagle correspondent that the sweets which the girls received at Mr. Molar's were not donated by the boys, but by the entertainment committee of the society, and the boys and girls were supposed to have shared equally. The object of the society is to educate the minds of our people in regard to missionary work, and the money is donated at other times.
4 April 1889
G. W. Gitchel, Supervisor
H. Moler, Clerk
E. Y. Linderman, Treasurer
J. M. Elliott, Justice, full term
H. D. Howard, Justice, to fill vacancy
J. Durga, Com. Highways
F. Beverly, School Inspector, full term
H. A. Hall, School Inspector, to fill vacancy
E. B. Allen, J. W. Gitchel, E. Y. Linderman, C. S. Shilling, Constables
Sherman Sasser has gone to town to work.
Miss Ellen Pegg is home for a week's vacation.
E. Cox, W. Tilton and others are very busy with syrup making.
Mr. Elliot has left the asylum and will try farming this summer.
E. Cox has returned from Indiana, where he has been visiting with friends.
The young folks gathered at James Tharp's last Friday evening and spent a very pleasant time together.
J. M. Thomas has sold the D. B. Whitsel place to a man from the south part of the state, who will take possession soon.
The missionaries will hold their next meeting at J. M. Thomas's, Apr. 6th. Everybody is invited to come and partake of maple wax.
I am now in the field with a well assorted stock of horses, which I shall replenish as occasion requires, and sell at prices that defy competition.
Call at my farm, five miles south of Traverse City, in Long Lake township, and look over my stock. If I have not got what you want, I can get it for you on short notice.
I have made arrangements with horse buyers in the west; whereby I can fill special orders for fine drivers, fine heavy draft horses, and fine breeding mares, with a certainty of giving satisfaction, both as to quality and price.
Dated March 31, 1889
E. K. Ferris, Traverse City
25 April 1889
Plowing is the order of the day at present.
Norris' mill is running by water power alone.
Miss Bertie Davis has returned from Peninsula.
Leonard Stevenson brought home a horse from Wexford county last week.
Chas. Beeman has traded a horse to Geo. Jenne, for three young steers.
A. F. Jenne has rented the Philip Simmond's house and will move into it soon.
Slyvus Underhill from Old Mission, called at J. M. Benjamin's last Sunday.
Josiah Gray has moved into Geo. Jenne's house, and commenced work again on his log job.
Miss Hattie Benjamin was able to attend church Sunday, for the first time in nearly four months.
Those interested in the organization of a S. S. at Cedar Run will meet at the school house, Sunday, April 28, at 2 p.m.
T. C. Shugart, our blacksmith, has just completed a wagon of his own workmanship, and taken an order for five more to be made during the summer.
Geo. Benjamin closed his six months term of school Friday, the 10th, and celebrated with spelling school in the evening. He commenced a two months' term in the Umlor district the 22nd.
2 May 1889
Snow covered the ground on April 29th.
Will Benjamin spent Saturday and Sunday at home.
Silas Whinnery is sick and the doctor pronounced it diphtheria.
Jesse Shisler has bought a fine young team of horses.
Geo. Atkinson has traded horse teams with Geo. Jenne.
Ben. Horen of Tuscola, Saginaw Co. is visiting his uncle, John M. Benjamin's family.
Geo Benjamin did not commence his school as stated last week, but commences April 29.
16 May 1889
Minton Willobee was at home last.
Chas. Corbitt is working at Norris's mill
Sunday. He is working for S. Wallace of Elmwood [typographical error in original newspaper]
Mr. Bell is farming for Mr. Goin again this season.
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Evans have gone to Old Mission to live.
Sabbath School will be hereafter at 3 o'clock p.m. A. F. Jenne, superintendent; Warren Neal, assistant; Mary Willobee, secretary. Teachers, Mrs. Thomas, W. Neal and Thomas Whinnery.
Another house lost by fire and an old landmark gone. The residence of Silas Whinnery caught fire shortly before five o'clock p.m. Saturday. Some things were saved but the loss is not less than $200. No insurance.
23 May 1889
Mrs. Goin is visiting her daughter at Platte.
They're sawing shingles at Norris' mill; Misses Ada Beverly and Emma Gray packers.
Rev. J. Hodgson will deliver a memorial service at the school house next Sunday, at 2 p.m.
Julius Norris has returned home.
Charles Norris came home from Good Harbor last Saturday.
Bowen Post No. 138, G.A.R., will hold memorial services at the school house, May 30th, at 10 o:clock a.m. All are cordially invited to attend.
30 May 1889
Mrs. Goin returned home from Platte last Sunday.
Mr. Goin is running Norris's engine at the mill, now.
Misses Ella and Hattie Shilling were at home on Sunday last.
Frost did quite an injury to young crops and gardens, Friday night.
H. W. Perry of Almira, called at the residence of Mr. Goin, one day last week.
Charles Corbit had the misfortune to cut his arm at Norris's mill, one day last week.
Rev. Jno. Hodgson delivered a very appropriate and impressive memorial discourse at Cedar Run school house Sunday, May 26th, at 2 p.m.
13 June 1889
Josiah Gray is taking the pine logs from S. Whinnery's place to the mill.
Children's Day exercises were postponed until next Sunday, on account of the rain.
The missionary band will meet every Saturday evening at the residence of Mr. Pegg, until further notice.
Norris's mill is running with full steam and water power, and doing an immense business sawing shingles for Josiah Gray.
Pathmaster C. C. Shilling has called out his men, and is making some great improvements along our highway.
There will be an ice cream social at Long Lake church, Saturday evening, June 22nd, given under the auspices of the M. B. Proceeds to be used for the purpose of making the needed repairs to the church.
20 June 1889
Verly Thomas is quite sick.
Will Benjamin was at home Sunday.
Isaiah Shilling sports a new carriage.
P. C. Gilbert was seen in this vicinity last Sunday.
Quite warm; everything growing fast, and cut worms are thriving.
Miss Hattie Benjamin visited friends in Traverse City last week.
Oscar Thomas is at home. He probably prefers farm life to a "Famous" clerkship.
Mrs. Josie Reynolds and children of Traverse City, are spending several days visiting friends in this vicinity.
J. M. Benjamin is putting up some barbed wire fence, and T. C. Shugart is putting barbed wire and boards.
Do those fisherman know it is against the law to spear fish during the month of June? If not they can read the notice on the door at the postoffice.
11 July 1889
Geo. Atkinson has a new horse.
J. M. Thomas has returned from Arkansas.
Ed Corbit has gone to work at Norris' mill.
Mr. Ruthardt's folks are recovering from the whooping cough.
Cedar Run celebraters went to Maple City or Traverse City.
Miss Eunice Shorter has gone to spend the season at Forest Lodge.
Mr. Beverly had a thumb and finger badly jammed one day last week.
Miss Lois Willobee, who has been staying with her aunt Mrs. I. M. Willobee, is at home again.
Mary Willobee goes to Traverse City this week and Miss Ada Beverly takes her place in the store.
25 July 1889
Mary Willobee is behind the counter again.
Red raspberries are getting ripe, and there is a generous quantity.
Norris' mill has suspended operations until after haying and harvest.
Fred Tucker, who had one hand badly cut in the shingle mill, reports improvement.
Farmers are busy haying and fighting potato bugs. All crops are growing well in this vicinity.
A vacant house belonging to Ed. Lautner was burned Monday morning. The cause of the fire is not known. Loss is small.
8 August 1889
Warren Neal, of Long Lake, met with a serious accident, on Tuesday. He was going down into a nearly dry well, to repair it, and when some 30 feet from the top the rope broke and he fell 40 feet to the bottom. It is the greatest wonder in the world he was not killed outright. As it was there was a broken leg and other bruises. Dr. Thompson, who was called, thinks he will bring him through all right.
15 August 1889
Wm. Benjamin has been spending several days at home.
A. F. Jenne and wife have gone to live near Carp Lake.
Norris & Co. started their saw mill last week with the water power only.
Geo. Benjamin starts Monday, Aug. 19, for Lansing, to attend the agricultural college.
Philip Simmonds had a finger amputated very suddenly while at work in his mill, one day last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Thornburg called on friends at Cedar Run while on their way to Traverse City.
The Maple City first nine think they can "crow" because they beat the Cedar Run club the second time.
Preparations are being made to build a house for Mrs. I. M. Willobee in place of the one she lost by fire last spring.
Warren Neal who had his leg broken below the knee in three places, on Tuesday of last week, is doing as well as could be expected.
There will be a Sunday school convention held at Long Lake, Friday, August 23d. Everybody interested in S. S. work is requested to attend.
The Long Lake and Cedar Run nine went to play the Almira's last Saturday, and came home victorious, but they bear their honors with becoming modesty.
The S. S. picnic which had been planned to be held in the grove at Long Lake, last Thursday, was defeated by the rain, but all that could crowd into the church held a picnic there, and a very interesting program was successfully carried out. Nobody complained, for the rain did more good than several picnics could have done.
Francis Powell, of Marion, Ind., formerly of Cedar Run, returned here August 1st, and one week from the day of his arrival received the news of the death of his sister-in-law Mrs. May Crain Powell. May had many friends here who sympathize with the bereaved husband and two small children who mourn her loss. Diptheria was the cause of her death.
22 August 1889
D. G. Shorter has sold his threshing machine to H. Brown.
Thos. Shugart left for his old home in Indiana last Friday.
Mrs. Ruth Johnson of Indiana is visiting her daughter, Mrs. J. M. Thomas. Rev. Mollie Nichols is with her.
Mrs. Mary Smith, sister of C. F. Severance, is with her husband from southern Michigan, visiting at Mr. Severance's.
Geo. Benjamin left for the agricultural college this morning. May success attend him is the wish of many friends.
Jesse Shisler has been building a dam in Cedar Run near the county line road and talks of putting in a mill. His dam was washed out one day last week but he will try again.
29 August 1889
Minton Willobee was at home last week.
Levi Clay is visiting his brother, Solomon Clay, of this place.
The S. S. convention held at the lake last Friday, was an interesting one and well attended.
Jno. Cook, of Richmond, Ind., formerly of Long Lake, attended the meetings here last week.
T. C. Shugart has returned frm Indiana, where he was summone by the sickness of his mother.
The quarterly conference of the friends church, held Saturday and Sunday, is said to be the best ever held in the ministerial district. The meeting in the grove Sunday was attended by about 400 people.
12 September 1889
Atley Thomas was home to spend Saturday and Sunday.
Francis Powell has returned to his home in Marion, Ind.
A fine rain has improved the condition of all growing crops.
Henry Fish has been some days visiting friends in this vicinity.
Mary Willobee and Atley are attending school in Traverse City.
P. C. Gilbert of Traverse City, was a guest at the residence of J. M. Thomas, last Sunday.
26 September 1889
No disposition of the post office has yet been made.
A. A. Loucks has sold his oxen and bought a team of horses.
Frost did considerable injury to growing crops last Sunday night.
Mr. and Mrs. A. F. Jenne have returned to their home at Cedar Run.
Miss Bertie Davis is staying at the residence of her brother Jesse Shisler.
Mary Willobee was home from Traverse City last Saturday and Sunday.
The roof is being put onto the new dwelling house of Silas Whinnery.
Emma Thomas spent last week visiting with friends and attending the fair held at Traverse City.
Mrs. Chas. Evans of Old Mission, is making an extended visit to her parents Mr. and Mrs. L. Stevenson.
Mrs. Mary A. Lamar and husband have arrived and intend spending the coming winter with Mrs. Lamar's father, John N. Nedry.
Last Thursday proved to be a fair day with little or no rain and those who went to the fair and saw the Governor report a good time.
10 October 1889
Fred Simmonds has gone south.
William Bosworth is down with the lung fever.
Joshua Simmonds and daughter have returned from Ind.
L. Ruthardt is erecting a new barn; dimensions, 40 X 40.
A. Freeman has been sick for a few weeks, but at present is convalescent.
Chas. Evans leaves this morning for the peninsula, to look after his increasing business.
Mr. Schlei, who went to Germany last spring, returned home recently. He does not speak very flatteringly of the country.
Mrs. Rebecca Lillie, who has been visiting with her parents the last few months, starts for Cleveland, O., this a.m., her permanent home.
There will be a vocal and instrumental entertainment given at the Cedar Run school house, Oct. 19, for the benefit of Warren Neal, who has been confined to bed for several months. Admission fee, fifteen cents for adults and ten cents for children.
17 October 1889
Minton Willobee was at home one day last week.
S. Whinnery and family will soon occupy their new house.
Mrs. Hansen of Beacon, u.p. Mich. is visiting her daughter, Mrs. J. Shisler, of this place.
Miss Lucy Kingdon has been engaged to teach in district No. 5 the coming term of school, commencing with the first Monday in November.
Be sure and attend the entertainment at the school house, Saturday evening, Oct. 19. Admission, 10 and 15 cents; for the benefit of Warren Neal.
We are happy to announce the matrimonial union of Joshua Simmonds and Miss Cora Haywood. We extend to them our earnest congratulations.
The entertainment at the Cedar Run school house will be postponed until the 26th inst. Admission 10 cents for adults and 5 cents for children.
28 November 1889
Minton Willobee was home last Sabbath.
Norris's mill is doing fine work. Norris Bros. have hired Lewis Lamar to work through the winter.
The Manistee R. R. surveyors have struck a straight line from Cedar Hedge to Cedar Run, and think this is the last survey. It strikes the southwest part of the town near Wm. Lyon's. From here they follow the Cedar Run down to Carp Lake, and from there to Traverse City.
Manara Cox is working at Brown's.
Joe Zimmerman and little son are on the sick list.
Elijah Cox and his brother John have gone hunting.
Missionary meeting at James Elliot's last Friday night.
E. F. Ferris has just returned from Chicago with a fine assortment of horses.
Bertha Wheelock of Keystone is spending the winter with her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. P. A. Duryea and attending school.
Geo. Hardy is getting around again as well as if he never had a broken leg, and expects to go to the lumber woods as soon as snow comes.
Quite a number of this place attended a wood-bee held for the benefit of Rev. J. Hodgson of Long Lake. They sawed up enough wood to last the good man all winter.
Mr. Richardson and family of Vandalia, Cass Co., who have come to northern Michigan to make it their future home, intend staying at Mr. Elliot's for the winter. Their little girl is sick with the whooping cough.
Mr. and Mrs. P. A. Duryea were given a surprise by their children and grandchildren the 9th inst., it being the 50th anniversary of their wedding. All had a pleasant time and plenty of oysters.
School has commenced again in district No. 2, after a vacation of a week, under the supervision of Miss Eva Gilmore of Old Mission. The former teacher, Miss Cora Cook of Traverse City, having to give up the school on account of sickness.
As David Wares was returning from Williamsburg, where he had been for a load of household goods belonging to his niece, one of the reins caught under the tongue of his wagon and the horses started and ran some distance, when they finally came to a standstill by running off the clay bank by Twin lakes and tipping the wagon over, breaking the furniture to some extent. No lives lost.
5 December 1889
Mrs. P.A. Duryea, who has been sick so long, is no better.
Luella Rickard, who is away teaching, was home over Sunday.
Lloyd East intends attending school in Traverse City after the holidays.
Mr. Coffield, who is away at the lumber woods, spent Sunday with his family.
Quite a number of young people met at F. J. Stover's last Saturday evening and pulled wax for amusement.
The prayer meeting which was held at Mr. Coffield's last Sunday evening was quite largely attended. The next one is to be held at John Cox's next Sunday evening.
Trading farms seems quite the order of the day in this place. Mr. Linderman and Byron Fillmore traded land, and then Byron traded his land for a forty belonging to Mr. O'Mealy and intends moving his residence over from the other road in the spring.
12 December 1889
Herald Correspondence Dec. 7
Mr. Hardy has gone to the lumber woods.
Prayer meeting at John Cox's last Sunday night.
Missionary meeting at James Elliot's last Friday evening.
The Long Lake Sunday school intends having a Christmas tree.
Geo. Jenne and Charlie Valleau are cutting wood for Mr. Ferris.
Mrs. J. Atkinson of Cedar Run visited her parents in this place one day last week.
Little Willie East had his eye quite badly injured while coasting at school last week.
Arthur Hill of Old Mission paid his sister, Mrs. Ellsworth Duryea a short visit last week.
Mrs. Geo. Jenne intends spending the winter with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Pennington of Lone Tree.
William James, who is making his home at Chester Elliot's for the present intends going to the Asylum to work in the near future.
Herald Correspondence Dec. 9
Chas. Bemar has moved to West Almira.
Mrs. Wm. Whinnery is improving very slowly.
The little flurry of snow is fast disappearing.
Joshua Simmonds has his new house about completed.
Albert Norris intends starting for Alabama in about two weeks.
Mr. Whinnery has been occupying his new house about two weeks.
Mrs. Louis Lamar calls at Traverse City Saturday.
Mr. Riplow and sons are putting in logs for Wm. Leit at the Bayou.
J. M. Benjamin has returned home after an absence of about two weeks.
Josiah Gray is cutting and putting in a quantity of pine for Jos. Greilick, bought of Sam'l Simmonds.
G. W. Willobee is still discharging his duties at the run, trying to wait patiently until his change comes.
Norris Bros. are making some improvements about their mill. They are grinding feed of all kinds every Saturday and sawing lumber and shingles the rest of the time.
19 December 1889
Herald Correspondence Dec. 16
Norris Bros. are sawing shingles this week.
Louis Symour has moved into Mr. Powell's house.
Mrs. Wm. Whinnery is still improving very slowly.
T. H. Bell left on Thursday last for DeKalb Co, Ind., where he expects to spend the winter.
The Friends held their meeting at the school house last evening at lamp light but will be at 3 o'clock in two weeks.
We understand that Mrs. Hanson, who has been living with her son-in-law, J. Shisler, will start for the upper peninsula soon.
Warren Neal called on us this morning, riding on his crutches, canvassing for a book very beautiful and instructive, trying to earn money to aid in securing him a new leg.
Herald Correspondence Dec. 14
Jack McGill is at home.
Grandma Ferris is quite poorly.
E. F. Ferris is in Chicago after horses.
Will and Tim. O'Mealey are at home on a visit.
Lone Tree Sunday school intends having a song service and Christmas tree.
Armstrong East and family of Wexford were visiting relatives in this place last Sunday.
Ellsworth Duryea and father are just more the cutting wood with Mr. Hardy's wood-mill.
Mrs. Wm. and Mrs. Cecil Sluyter of Garfield were calling on friends in this vicinity last week.
There was a lecture at Lone Tree school house last Friday evening; subject- Patrons of Industry.
Rev. J. Hodgson of Long Lake, preached at Lone Tree school house, Dec. 8th. We are always glad to have him come.
The cottage prayer meetings, that are being held in this community are doing a great deal of good; as one has said," We have a regular revival every time we come together." May God bless the work. The next one will be at the residence of Charles Valeau, Dec. 22nd.
26 December 1889, page 6
Herald Correspondence Dec. 21
This week finished F. J. Stovers butchering for this season.
There was a missionary meeting at James Elliot's last Friday night.
Mr. and Mrs. Crain's daughters, from Cleveland, Ohio, are visiting them.
There is considerable talk of organizing a society of Patrons of Industry at Lone Tree.
William Franklin of Northport paid his brother Newton Franklin a short visit the 11 inst.
Miss Allie Stover intends going to Traverse City after the holidays to learn the dress-making trade.
Several of our citizens are home waiting, watching, and longing for snow that they may return to the lumber woods.
Refreshments were served, also lots of pop-corn, peanuts, candy, etc. And the children all say: "We had such a nice time."
Mr. and Mrs. Ellsworth Duryea were very suddenly awakended by a party of young people the other evening, who had come to pull taffy.
Rev. J. Hodgson and wife of Long Lake passed through this place the 14th on their way to Manton where they were going to hold a series of meetings.
Mr. O'Mealy met with quite a serious accident the other day; while returning from Traverse City his team became frightened and started to run, throwing his partly under the wagon. The back wheels ran over him, breaking two of his ribs.
Quite a number of happy school children might have been seen last Wednesday evening, wending their way with silent foot-steps to the home of Miss Ada Coffield, who, for some reasons or other was very much surprised on their arrival.
Herald Correspondence Dec. 24
It was Mr. Lamar not Seymour, who moved into the Powell house. The types got the name wrong.
Miss Mary Willobe is spending the holiday vacation at home. She will return to the Traverse City school next term.
F. Beverly was seriously hurt on Saturday evening last, by a falling tree. He cut one tree which lodged, then cut another and hitched his oxen to this to draw it out when it struck the lodged tree, pulling it over on to him. He was badly cut about the head. Dr. Chase was called, and Mr. Beverly will soon be about again.