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Manistee Advocate
01 Sep 1877

The steamer John A. Dix will give an excursion from Ludington to Frankfort tomorrow, (Sunday), stopping at this port about 10 o'clock, to give our citizens an opportunity to join them. Tickets for round trip $1.

Mrs. GOSS, being about to join her husband in Florida, will dispose of her household furniture at a bargain. This ia a rare chance for some one who expects to jump into the matrimonial noose this fall.

The following named gentlemen constitute the committee of arrangements for the German Workingmen's Anniversary Ball, which takes place next Tuesday evening: A. STUMES, Christian HAUSER, M. CIECHANOWSKY, and A. STOEHLING.

The Judge of Probate has assignes James H. GOLDEN administrator of the Neil LEITCH estate. This appointment gives excellent satisfaction to all parties, as Mr. GOLDEN is an upright and conscientious man, who will endeavor to do justice to all concerned. Mr. GOLDEN has concluded not to remove to Grand Rapids.

T.B. COLLINS is closing out at private sale and auction the remainder of Mr. STOKOE's goods, in the building west of John MEE's hardware store.

A company of Ludington sports, consisting of H.F. ALEXANDER, S.D. HAIGHT, Geo. GOODSELL and E.A. FOSTER "hauled" 1,800 grayling out of the Little Manistee River, in Lake county, last week.

BISHOP GILLESPIE, State Inspector of Poor, visited our County House last Monday, and complimented Mr. LEE very highly for the manner in which he is conducting the institution. The Bishop said it ranks among the best in the State.

A Pioneer Gone
Bryan McCORMICK, one of the pioneers of Manistee County, having resided here about 20 years, died at his residence in Browntown yeaterday morning. Deceased was about 58 years of age, and was highly respected by everyone who knew him. He was a brother of Francis McCORMICK of this city.

Manistee Times
5 Sep 1877

Dr. S.W. FOWLER, physician and surgeon, will be at the Franklin House, this city, from Sept. 7th to 12th.

Messrs. A. BOWEN and G.E. SHELDON of Bear Lake, called on us yesterday. They report business at Bear Lake brisk.

Mr. Evan T. DAVIS, recently of the firm of DAVIS & BLACKER, now dissolved, has gone to Apalachicola, Florida, to spend the winter.

Mr. J. Watson YOUNG, formerly of Benzonia, gave us a call yesterday. He has been engaged as teacher for the Manistee town school.

Ex-Justice GLOVER has traded his houe and lot here for some village property in Hart, Oceana County, and will shortly move his family there.

FOUND- An order on GREEN & CAMPBELL for $36.09, in favor of Wm. BRISKIE. Owner can have same by proving and paying charges.

THE GRIST MILL-  Mr. B.E. BAXTER has purchased the half interest of B. MILMOE in the BAXTER & MILMOE grist mill near the M.E. Church in the Western part of the city, and will be prepared next wek to grind grain in any quantities. Mr. BAXTER has had the mill put in first-class shape and respectfully solicits the patronage of the Manistee County farmers or all others having grain to grind.

By the gods! brother MEE, why do you say my hall was unsafe?

There will be a grand grange picnic at Bear Lake next Saturday. Friends of the farmers, turn out.

The hill at the eastern extremity of First Street, is being graded, so that teams can go up and down.

We have been shown a stalk of popcorn raised by Samuel BLAK of this city that is twelve feet and four inches high.

Bring in your magazines and pamphlets to be bound. Mr. John LEMKE practical book binder is turning out splendid work. Give him a trial.

Manistee Independant
December 12, 1879

The Effects of Bad Sewerage
One of the most serious results of the rain storm is the injury done to Mr. Horace TABER's new brick block, at the corner of River and Greenbush streets. About sixteen feet of the area wall was torn away, and the cellar flooded. The wall is 10 inch cemented brick, and one of the very best in the city; but nothing could have withstood the rush of the water as it poured in angry torrents down the hill. A
large number of men are at work pumping it out.

Accident to Mr. Sands
During the passage of the schooner A.W. Luckey from this port to Manitowoc, last Tuesday, for repairs, Mr. Louis SANDS, who recently purchased this boat, was most seriously injured. While walking across the deck of the boat, he stepped upon a corner of a loose hatch. He was precipitated into the hold, striking on --keelson, the hatch falling after ----injuring him on the head. The real injuries we do not know, but they are said to be very serious. Mrs. SANDS started for Manitowoc Wednesday afternoon.

After Many Days
August 20, 1879, Mr. BAUMGARTNER, of this city, sent $20 in a registered letter to his wife at Sedan, Ind. The postoffice in that city was burglarized, and this letter, among other things, was stolen. The matter was almost forgotten, when, to Mr. BAUMGARTNER's pleasant surprise, he received a letter this week from the chief agent of the department at Washington, notifying him that his money was there, awaiting his order. Tally one for the P.O. Department.

To The Ladies
The INDEPENDENT desires all ladies who are to receive calls on New Years' Day to send us the time and place as early as Tuesday, Dec. 23, as we desire to publish a complete list of such. Nothing can be more conducive to pleasant social relations existing in a community than the maintenance of this old-time custom of New Years' calls. Let the ladies respond quite generally to this invitation, and New
Year will be one of the happiest times of the year. If several intend receiving together, so state it, giving place and hours.

A Manistee Man Constructs a Most Remarkable and Useful Locomotive
"Manistee is a town of inventions. Our city possesses some of the finest mechanical ability and inventive genius in the State. Here we have the inventors of shingle-machines, siding-mills, refuse-burners, and many other things, with reference to the great lumber interests. But one of the latest constructions in the interest of the lumber business is a locomotive for drawing logs. It has been designed and built by Mr. Frank Tuxworth, a thorough mechanic and one of the finest engineers in this section.

Tuesday afternoon was appointed as a time when the locomotive would be given a trial. A reporter of the INDEPENDENT was notified of this fact, and called to witness  its workings. It had been constructed in the engine-room of Sands' gang mill, from which place a track nearly one hundred and fifty feet in length had been built for experimental purposes. Everything was in readiness, and after a few moments spent in getting up steam, the shrill whistle of the locomotive was blown, and several persons, including the scribe, stepped aboard the engine. Steam was turned on, and the engine shot out of the mill and down the track at a rapid rate.As the locomotive approached the end of the track, the engineer whistled "down brakes", and the brakeman, who was at his post, "turned them on," and the
wheels instantly ceased their revolution, and the locomotive slid along on the track several  feet before stopping. Indeed, the brake is most perfect, and is original with Mr. Tuxworth. He has also constructed a very useful contrivance for supplying the locomotive with water. It takes the place of a pump, is much handier, and saves labor and time. What is known as an injector is also given the place of a pump for forcing water into the boiler. This is a very useful and simple arrangement, and does away with a heater.

The engine will be taken, this week, about fourty miles up the Manistee River, to Mr. Sands' railway, which is about six miles in length and is laid with Trail. Mr. Tuxworth says the locomotive will pull from 9,000 to 10,000 feet of logs very easily, and can be run from ten to fifteen miles an hour with safety.

Mr. Alfred Tuxworth, brother of the inventor, will have charge of the locomotive in the woods."

Newspaper Unknown
August, 1880

The Methodist excursion to Ludington last Friday was enjoyed by quite a large number.

Miss Carrie and Charles CANFIELD and Mrs. A.O. WHEELER went across the lake on the Corona Monday night.

Mr. Hugh FINAN, of Dover, Wis., and formerly a resident of this place, is visiting his brother in Manistee town.

Miss Helen MAGILL returned yesterday from a visit of nearly two weeks among friends across the lake.

Will HOPKINS of Bear Lake, who has been on a visit to the south part of the State, made us a call to-day.

Mr. C.H. STROUD, of Pleasanton, has gone to Ohio to spend the winter with relatives.

Mr. J.E. SOMERVILLE and Miss Jennie TUXWORTH were married last Thursday evening by Rev. A.A. ROLFE.

The Dramatic Entertainment given at Temperance Hall last night by the Frankfort Combination was well attended and finely rendered.

Mr. John CANFIELD is making extensive improvements in his house in the way of paper hanging and decorating. John J. McGrath, of Chicago, is doing the work.

C.H. RUSSELL's little boy, Glen, 8 years old who is visiting at Point Chataqua with his mother caught a pickerel last Wednesday that weighed 8 1/2 pounds.

Don't fail to hear the speeches of J. B. McMAHON,  of Lansing, and the Hon. Mr. TALLMAN, of this city, at the Garfield and Arthur Headquarters next Friday night.

The Scandinavian Hall was packed last night with an eager crowd of Scandinavians to hear the eloquent address on the politics of the day by Hon. Ole Bendixon, of Chicago.

There will be a Lawn Sociable at the residence of Gen. CUTCHEON next Friday night, under the auspices of the Young Ladies Missionary Circle. A pleasant time will be had by all who attend.

Don't forget that the Manistee Garfield Club will hold a public meeting at their headquarters next Friday night. Mr. J.B. McMAHON, of Ludington, and others will speak.

Mr. E.J. HILL, of the Englewood High School, near Chicago, an enthusiastic teacher in botany and geology, is spending his vacation looking up species in this section. He left here last Wednesday on the boat for Frankfort, and on his return will stop at Pierport and from there visit Bear Lake and vicinity. He discovered some rare specimens of a water plant in a peat bed on CANFIELD's farm. He has a microscope that magnifies 700,000 times, and is thus enabled to look further into the wonders of nature than ordinary mortals without such instruments.

Mrs. MONEY desires to announce that she has opened a boarding house on Third street, between Oak and Pine, south west from the Congregational church, where she has fitted up good rooms and will furnish board for a few desirable applicants. Boarders taken by the day or week. A good barn for teams will be furnished free on the premises. Transient custom from the country especially solicited.

Mr. A.O. WARD has now on exhibition in the basement below his store -which he has nicely fitted up for that purpose, the most extensive and elegant assortment of crockery and china ware ever exhibited in Manistee. He has beautiful tea sets of decorated ware numbering from 44 to 66 pieces and worth from $7 to $15. Also a fine lot of English stone china sets, and extra fine Majolaca ware goods, and glass sets, goblets, etc. in endless profusion. Don't fail to examine his stock.

Manistee Advocate
October, 1880

Don't forget that Hon. Thomas W. FERRY speaks at Temperance Hall next Tuesday evening.

Democrats are alarmed at the array of talent the Reupblicans are putting on the stump in this county.

Don't fail to hear the eloquent address of Col. O.T. BEARD at Scandinavian Hall next Friday night. Col. BEARD, besides being an eloquent speaker, is a noted author and wields a powerful pen.

Hon. Ole BENDIXON, the eloquent Scandinavian orator, is expected here next Friday.

Reed's Gilt-Edge Tonic can be depended upon in all cases of chills and fever, no matter how severe. Try it.

Frank SOMERVILLE and Miss Nellie McCORMICK were married by Father WILLIGAN last Thursday night.

The Advocate is awful sick of that planking business which it endeavored to use against DUNLAP. Give us another boomerang brother CADY.

A fire broke out in the lumber piled near Hon. M. ENGELMANN's mill last Saturday and destroyed property to the amount of about $500.

Wm. CHANDLER, Esq., a workingman of this city, spoke at Filer Town last night in behalf of the Republican party. Bill is getting to be a power in the argument for the right.

Mr. Chas HURD is here selling off his property and arranging to move his family to Michigan City, Indiana, where he is connected with a Refrigerator Manufacturing Company.

Hon. W.H. CALKINS, the member of Congress from Indiana, who speaks in this city next Monday night, and at Bear Lake next Tuesday night, is said to be one of the ablest speakers of the west.

Last Sunday while George STUBBS, an employee of the Independent, and Tom McGUINEAS were duck hunting, the former was accidently shot in the side and seriously wounded. McGUINEAS' gun was caught in a branch and discharged with the above result.

INCONSISTENCY.- The Independent attempts to defend its support of DOVEL upon the ground that the charges which are made against Mr. DOVEL are of a "private" character. It therefore assumes that it is not in the provinece of a public journal to touch a candidate's private character. We would like to know how the Independent can make such a position as that consistent with their treatment of Louis E. MORRIS, whose private character the Independent assailed even before the democratic convention met. Is DOVEL's private character any more sacred than MORRIS? and if so, why?

Manistee Advocate
January 25, 1883

The STANDARD copy of the Democrat has been lost twice in the post office within three weeks, as it has not reached this office and its editor says it was mailed. What is the trouble?

Don't forget that BALDWIN, PIERCE & Co. have the best of everything in their line and sell it at the lowest possible prices. Read their advertisement in this paper and then go see them.

Rev. Dr. FAIRFIELD will deliver one of his most attractive Sunday evening lectures tomorrow evening, at the Congregational church. Subject, "Dangers of Young Men." Go early to get a seat.

The mills of Manistee employ 1,681 men while Muskegon, with more mills, employs only 766; Ludington 436; Whitelake 413; Cheboygan 495; and Grand Haven and Spring Lake combined 1,259.

The steamer Ludington came in Sunday morning, while the mercury was four degrees below zero. This is the third trip she has made within a week. For promptness in winter navigation Captain Gillman is entitled to the broom.

A regular blizzard struck this city last Sunday morning. It was decidedly the severest of the season, snow, wind and cold sent the mercury 4 deg. below zero, the lowest point reached yet. The cold across the lake was intense, going to 40 deg. below zero in Montana.

Mr. James SOMERVILLE is dangerously ill with pneumonia. On Tuesday he was not expected to live. Frank SOMERVILLE is also suffering with rheumatism. LATER.- Rev. James SOMERVILLE departed this life Wednesday at 2 p. m. The deceased was an old and respected citizen and his loss is a public calamity.

Some one bound to save crockery at the BAUR Exchange threw a large pitcher out of the second story window striking little Clarence TOMLIN on the head. The pitcher was broken and so was the head. The boy was carried away insensible, but was around again in a day or two. The pitcher never recovered.

We understand that the Directory of Manistee City and County is to be a complete work, something that has been much needed here for some time. If the book is sold for a reasonable price it ought to go into every household in this county, as it undoubtedly will, to a large extent. John O'Malley is compiling the work, and we believe it is designed to be out about April 15.

Manistee Democrat
January 27, 1883

The masquerade ball given by the Manistee Turnverein at German Hall last Friday evening was one of the most notable social events of the season. Over 225 couple were present, and a right merry time was had by all. The Turnverein boys never do things by halves.

Mr. N. G. ROBINSON, Sr., father of N.G. ROBINSON, of this city, arrived in Manistee Thursday evening from Ottawo city, Ont., and will hereafter reside here. He is accompanied by his two daughters, Misses Sara and Emma, estimable young ladies who will be a valuable acquisition to the society of the young people of Manistee.

The Scandinavian Society are making extensive preparations for a grand masquerade ball to be given in German Hall, on Wednesday evening, Jan. 31, The proceeds will be used in the construction of their new hall. The object is a worthy one, and those who enjoy this class of pleasure, will not only get their money's worth of amusement, but will assist a worthy institution. All are invited.

Those keeping a chronological record of the notable events occuring in Manistee for 1883, should write down Thursday evening, Feb. 6, in a bold hand and capital letters. Upon that day and date the German workingmen's society will give the greatest, grandest and most hifallutin masquerade ball ever given in Manistee. Committee of arrangements: M. CIECHANOWSKY, Chris HAUSER and Joseph BAUR.

MAXTED & NEWCOMBE, Carpenters and Builders. -And Dealers in- Sash, Doors, Blinds and Mouldings of all description. Doors & Window Frames Made to Order PROMPTLY and at the lowest possible rates. ESTIMATES Building, Store Fronts and Finishing of every description. The best of workmen furnished by the day on application. Shops on River street, opposite Canfields' Planing Mill, Manistee, Mich.

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DOUVILLE Bros. have anything from a penny toy to a piano or organ. They have a lot of handsome chromos, richly framed, and all kinds of frames are kept in stock and made up to order. Call and see the large display of holiday goods.

At the millinery and dressmaking establishment of Mrs. BECK, everything denotes "Christmas is coming!" The new styles of hats - that "love of a bonnet" - all conspire to make the ladies live on in happy anticipation of what may be.

KROGEN & SALLING have some handsome hanging and standing parlor lamps and shades, and the latest patterns in chandeliers. Their new base burner Duplex Heater is the neatest thing of the kind ever brought out. The firm has a splendid lot of sleighbells.

At the Central Drug Store, Mr. A. H. LYMAN has the windows, showcases, shelves and counters filled
with al kinds of nice Christmas presents - albums, gift books, brackets, work stands and baskets, Christmas cards, cut glass bottles, and a thousand and one beautiful and useful things.

Messrs. ALBRO & MAXTED are making things lively, and if you want a handseled, some fine pictures, picture-frames, vases, toys, ribbons, laces, mits, gloves, or anything under the sun, call and see them. Their dolls are a great attraction - big dolls and little dolls, white dolls and black dolls - any kind of a doll at the Second Hand Store.

J.E. SOMERVILLE has a fine lot of general goods for Christmas. His scrap albums are very nice, and his
photo and autograph albums are the finest made. Picture-frames and pictures of all kinds, and gift books in endless variety. The standard authors, both in poetry and prose, bound in all styles, are found upon the shelves.

William WILCKE, at the steamboat bakery, has a splendid lot of confectionery, nuts, fancy glassware, crockery, etc. His stock of fancy candles is very large.If you want a nice Christmas cake, or anything of that kind, call at Mr. WILCKE's.

A.O. WARD's confectioneries are delicious. They are pure and fresh, and most inviting. He has a large stock of Majolica and China ware, crackled glassware, Chinese boxes and writing desks; toys of all kinds and shapes, and at all prices. His steel engravings are a special feature, and well worth a

Manistee Advocate
May 2, 1885

Mr. and Mrs. L.B. WITKOWSKY, who have been sojurning in the East for a month, have returned home--Mr. WITKOWSKY, in the meantime. having purchased one of the largest and most complete stocks of clothing ever brought to Manistee, for the spring trade.

A. W. MILLER of Sebewaing, this state, and Miss DICKINSON of this city, were married at the residence of Dr. C.V. BEEBE on Tuesday, the 24th, by the Rev. J.C. FLOYD. The bride is a sister of Mrs. Dr. BEEBE. Mr. and Mrs. MILLER will leave for Sebewaing next spring.

George I. WOOD and wife expect to leave for Maple Creek, North-West Territory, April 15, where Mr. WOOD is engaged in the cattle-raising business. Miss Hattie WOODROW is expected to accompany them to their new home as lady's companion for Mrs. WOOD. Maple Creek is 700 miles west of Winnipeg. George's herd of cattle numbers 500 head. He thinks the stock business will pan out well.

E.J. WHITE, formerly a prominent banker of Ovid, Clinton county, and an old acquaintance of the senior publisher of the TIMES, has taken a place in M. ENGELMANN's office made vacant by the
resignation of his head book-keeper, A. H. WAGNER, and entered upon the discharge of his duties this morning. Mr. WHITE and his estimable wife will make a valuable accession to the society of Man-
istee, and the TIMES hopes their residence in the city will be long and profitable to themselves, as it knows it will be to the community of which they become a part.

A. H. LYMAN guarantees positive relief for any Cough, Cold, Croup of Lung Complaint by using Acker's English Remedy, or will refund the money.

Real Estate Changes
Messrs. HART & SIBBEN have the only Complete and Correct Abstracts of Title to all lands in Manistee county. The only ones written up to date, and kept in a system so perfect that any person may examine titles himself or herself, by their aid. Abstracts furnished by them show all Chancery and Probate Court Decrees, Taxes, Levies, &c., that affects titles, and, are made on the shortest notice, and at the lowest prices. Endorsed by eight of the leading attorneys of Manistee. They report the following changes in Real Estate as recorded in the Register's office since our last issue, viz:

William ZANDER to Henriette ZANDER, lots 1,2,3,4,5,6,and 8, blk 13, village of Stronach, $800.
United States to John PLOWMAN, n e 1/4  sec 12, town 23 north, range 13 west.
Wm. R. STEWARD and wife to William DIESING, w 1/2 of n e 1/4 sec 20, town 23 north, range 15 west, $1000.
Jane A. DRUCE and Mark DRUCE to Chas H. DRUCE, w 1/2 of s w 1/4 sec 33, town 24 north, range 13 west, $900.
Jane A. DRUCE and Mark DRUCE to Samuel J. DRUCE, e 1/2 of s w 1/4 on sec 33, town 24 north, range 13 west, $900.
Wm C. TOMLIN and wife to Chas. W. TOMLIN lot 15, block G, village of Bear Lake, $250.
Wm H. JAMES and wife to Anders P. RASMUSSEN, lot 2 et al, sec 16, town 23 north, range 16 west, $200.
Sofie HANSEN to Andrew TABER, part of block 3, Green's Addition, city of Manistee, $375.
John HIGGINS and wife to City of Manistee,lot 7, block 3, Ramsdell & Benedict's North Addition, city of Manistee. $250.
Heinrich F. KUESTER and wife to Lizzie OGELTHORPE, w 1/2 of lot 1, et al, block 15, Tyson & Co.'s Addition, city of Manistee. $900.
United States to Marie A. CUTCHEON, et al., n  e 1/4  of sec 12, town 23 north, range 14 west.
United States to Marie A. CUTCHEON, et al., s e 1/4 of n w 1/4, et al., town 23 north, range 14 west.
United States to Fred C. REYNOLDS, et al., n w 1/4 of n w 1/4 of sec 12, town 23 north, range 14 west.

Manistee Times Sentinel
August 9, 1889

Rooms for rent at 432 Fourth street.

Money to Loan. In large or small amounts. WALKLEY & WOOD.

The boss of the Bureau of the Weather seems to be an Old Soak.

You can save from twenty-five to fifty dollars, by buying an organ of J. M. RAMSDELL.

James KINNEY, of the Second ward, lost an infant child Wednesday, of summer complaint.

Morris WILLIAMS had the end of one of his fingers smashed off, Tuesday, in Stokoe & Nelson's mill.

The steamer Adrienne will give an excursion to the Manitous next Sunday. A fine ride and a pleasant resort.

A bird with every glass of soda water at LEE & MIX's.

John CANFIELD is building one grainer, 14 x 150, and bin room enough to hold 25,000 barrels of salt, at his channel salt block.

Go to the City Restaurant for first class ice cream.

The Stronach Lumber Co. are adding two grainers, 14 x 150 feet, and bin room enough for 6,000 barrels of salt, to their salt block.

Mrs. Mary McCORMICK, mother of John NORTON, of the First ward, died Monday morning, of general debility, after a brief illness, aged 73 years. Her remains were interred in the Catholic cemetery, Wednesday morning, Father GRIMME officiating. Mrs. McCORMICK was an old and highly respected citizen.

Abstracts written by a reliable abstractor, at WALKLEY & WOOD's, 425 River street.

The following named Township Clerks, viz: Thomas LUMLEY, of Pleasanton; T. W. RICHMOND, of Bear Lake; James S. WATSON, of Cleon; W.J. DEAN, of Springdale; A. ARMSTRONG, of Arcadia; H.W. JAMES, of Onekama; met at the Court House, Tuesday, and elected Luther L. FINCH a member of the Board of School Examiners.

The beach at Prospect Park, Onekama, is the finest place for bathing in the country, and bath houses are free to all.

Where do you get your wall paper? At WILLARD's, of course. He has the largest and most complete stock.

The Light Guard, 50 strong, left Tuesday night via Muskegon, on the steamer Sanford, en route for Battle Creek, where they will be encamped for one week  with the State troups. The boys left in high spirits. The young ladies who have beaux in the company were down to the boat, bidding them good-bye, and shedding a tear occasionally for their sake. Some of the boys were unwilling to go,
but there was no escape this side of Canada.

The ladies can get buttons covered to match their dresses in all sizes, at the Chicago Tailors' store.

Manistee Advocate
June 20, 1891

Mr. SECOR informs us that some few visitors are beginning to arrive at Onekama Glen House for the season, and more are, corresponding with the object of engaging rooms for use later on in the warmer weather. Many letters have been written to Mrs. WARD, the parties thinking that she was still in charge.

The people of Stronach also claim that the man RICHARDSON who was recently arrested charged with the larceny of a watch, and who was discharged on that charge and re-arrested charged with false pretences in selling a gun to BRUGUEMAN, the gunsmith, has been in state prison before, and is generally a dangerous criminal.

J.C. SCHROEDER, the Onekama brick manufacturer has brought suit before Justice Harley against the East Shore furniture company, to recover pay for a lot of brick which he furnished them with which to erect their building. The company claim the brick were not good, and hence refuse to pay for them. Attorneys McALVAY & GRANT appear for the company and Peter T. GLASMIRE for Schroeder. The case has been put down for trial on July 10th at 9:00 a.m.

Marriage Licenses Issued this Week
Joseph Jankowski, aged 23, to Mary Wakoniska, aged 18.
James Carbouneau, aged 20, to Mary Farardean, aged 17.

The Manistee Broadaxe
June 27, 1891

Mrs. HARE's farm at Barnham has been sold to Mr. GILLIAM of Onekama.

Mr. Levi ARNOLD, residing on Seventh street, is recovering from a severe illness.

Jack KEHOE's examination is expected to take place about the middle of next week.

Grasshoppers in perfect swarms are eating up the crops of the farmers around Bear Lake.

Postmaster LEWIS is getting ready to raise his home on Maple street four feet higher than it is at present.

Mrs. Rufus LUMLEY of Pleasanton fell dead in that township on Tuesday of this week of heart troubles. The funeral services were on Thursday.

August ANDERSON, a highly respected member of the Thors Tent of the Maccabees, died at his home in the Fourth ward Tuesday. His funeral took place Thursday.

Wednesday night as the propeller WENTE was going down the river just above the bridge, a man, supposed to be one of the crew, fell overboard. The boat stopped a few minutes but the man had gone under the water. His body has not yet been recovered, and it is said he was Wm. ERDMAN of Arcadia. The first report said he was Robert CLAYTON, but CLAYTON is still alive and so it must have been
someone else.

Benjamin Franklin YOUNG, the aged father of Wm. and Herman YOUNG, managers of the Co-operative of this city, died Tuesday of this week, at the residence of his son William on Cypress street, at the ripe old age of seventy-three. Wr. YOUNG was one of the first of a large number of Canadians who came here some twenty-five years ago, and settled in the northern part of the county, and used to jestingly speak of himself as the "nest-egg round which the community had formed. "Uncle Frank," as he was familiarly called by his friends and neighbors, will be greatly mourned and missed throughout the northern part of the county, where he was widely known for his sterling uprightness of character, and his somewhat eccentric habits. One of the earliest memory pictures of the writer's childhood is that of the tall, angular form of the old man as he sat on a rustic bench with a neighbor's child on one knee, telling stories of his fishing and hunting expeditions and occasionally breaking abruptly into the middle of a story to sing a verse or two of some familiar Sabbath school song. We can imagine that hiss farmer
neighbors will recall many such a scene as they meet and talk in subdued tones of his death and his characteristics when in life.

The deceased is survived by his aged wife and six children, three daughters and three sons. The remains were taken to Pleasanton, where they were buried Thursday afternoon.

For Man and Beast
Mrs. M. B. TILLSON, proprietress of the TILLSON House on the corner of Taylor and Jefferson streets, on the north side, is prepared to furnish comfortable and pleasant accommodations to travelers at reasonable rates. The attention of farmers called to the fact that she has good barn accommodations and a man always on hand to ___caring for teams.

Manistee Advocate
21 Nov 1891

Michael FINAN, one of the pioneers of Manistee, died at his daughter's, (Mrs. Charles VARNEY) residence Saturday afternoon, aged 74 years. Mr. FINAN was born in county of Sligo, Ireland, and came to Manistee forty-five years ago, and formed a part of the vigorous sturdy pioneers who laid the foundation of the handsome city we have today. He was stubborn and not easily swayed, but he was always a good citizen and a thoroughly honest man. He leaves a wife and nine children, John, Hugh, Michael, James, Tom and Edward, and Mrs. H.A. RIDLEY, Mrs. VARNEY and Mrs. Tom BARRY. The funeral from the Guardian Angel church, Monday, was largely attended. Patrick FINAN, a brother from Duluth, Minn., who last saw him 35 years ago, when he was here at the time his brother Owen died, came on a visit the day before he was taken sick, he expected to remain only a few days, but on account of his sickness extended his visit until after his death and funeral.

Tha nine month old child of Mr. and Mrs. Milton McGUIRE, died in Grand Rapids of dropsy of the brain, and was brought to Manistee for interment, yesterday.

Before Justice HARLEY, two young girls were charged with being common prostitutes and sentenced to pay a fine of $5 or 15 days in jail. In one case the father paid the fine; a brother paid in the other case. It would be better for the girls to jump into the lake than go to certain ruin in this world and in the hereafter.

Otto FIRZLAFF, (not the well known merchant tailor of that name, but altogether a different sort of an Otto F.), got drunk and went into Bauman & Waal's meat market, where he used very insulting and abusive, and, it is claimed, indecent language. Justice HARLEY assessed him $2 and costs.

Lumber Notes
STINSON, GORE, & Co., are progressing finally building roads and skidding at their camps on Bear Creek.

Manistee Advocate
14 Apr 1892

News About Town
Justice C.D. STANLEY, of Onekama, was in the city Monday.

Dr. J. KING, of Manistee, Dr. Chas P. DONELSON, of Muskegon, and Dr. Harvey J. CHADDOCK, of Hart, have been appointed members of the Pan American medical congress, which is to be held in Washington, D.C., September 5,6,7 and 8. - Muskegon News

There is some talk on the streets that T.R. LYONS bought the RIETZ Salt & Lumber Co's plant in this city, and would start operating it soon. A careful investigation failed to verify the rumor. As near as can be learned nothing has been done yet towards dividing the mill plant and the resident property belonging to the firm in Manistee, or, the property in Chicago; but the stump lands and the hardwood lands suitable for farming, has been divided. We are informed that steps are being taken to organize a company to operate the Manistee plant.

Estate of Phillip MAU, deceased; the administrator having held the trust for 17 years and made no report, the Court orders her to report inside of 14 days.

Estate of John ZASTROW, deceased; appointment of administrator continued until next Monday.

Estate of Szczpan NOWAK, deceased; order determining who are the heirs.

Estate of John KATARAK, deceased; hearing of petition to determine heirs continued until Monday next.

Estate of Chas. WITTING, deceased; commissioners on claims passed upon claims.

Estate of Nellie KEHOE, deceased, will filed; petition by Thos. McCORMICK to have the same probated; hearing May 11th. The will was executed June 25, 1892, when she was in the hospital, is witnessed by Thos. Smurthwaite and James Neary. The will directs that the income of the property shall be used for the support and education of her daughter Nellie until she becomes 21 years of age, at which time it is to be equally divided between her daughter, her brother Thomas and sister Anna, in case of death of anyone, then divided equally between those living at the time daughter becomes of age. The sister is named as executor of the will and as guardian for the daughter; in case of inability of sister to serve, R.A. Seymour is to act in such capacity. The sister having died since the execution of the will, the trust will fall upon Mr. Seymour, and the estate will be inherited by the surving heirs, the daughter and the brother. The estate consists of real estate valued at $6,000 and has an annual rental of $550.

Manistee Advocate
09 Feb 1894

Report has it that C.A. ZOBEL will occupy the shoe department in the Cameron block with a stock of shoes and ZOBEL, the dry goods department with a fine line of clothing about March 1st or soon thereafter as may be.

A very pleasant and social masquerade ball was given at GRICE's Hall Friday night last by the National Dancing Club. The crowd was large and the costumes were exceptionally fine. All present had a delightful time.

Died at Brewton, Jan. 14, 1894 James FINAN, of Wisconsin. He had been, until a few months since, a trusted employee of the Peter's Lumber Co. He attended the World's Fair where he contracted a cold, which grew into consumption. FINAN's wife and his two brothers, John and Frank, were by him in his last moments. Funeral services were conducted according to the ceremonies of the Catholic church at the Chapel in Brewton yesterday and the remains were interred in Alco cemetery.

W.H. HATCH opened his new Midway Restaurant to the public Tuesday night and had more business than he could attend to on that evening. The Midway is one of the pleasantese and neatest little restaurants ever opened in Manistee. Mr. HATCH thoroughly understands the restaurant business and will no doubt make a great success. He will spare no pains to make everything pleasant for his customers, and will cater to their wants in the latest and most improved style. Those in need of a square meal or a good substantial lunch, can get it all at the Midway at any and all hours. Give the Midway a call and see for yourselves. He carries a large line of fruits and confections, ect.

Rev. A.M. GOULD preached in the Unitarian church last Sundat to a good sized audience.

John CANFIELD and wife entertained about thirty friends at their home Tuesday evening.

W.A. STARKEY, of Milwaukee, who had been visiting his father at Arcadia, returned home Monday afternoon.

Peter JENSEN and Miss Agusta RASMASSEN were married last Sunday at the Danish church by Rev. GOETKE.

Joseph SANDERS, of Bear Lake, gave us a pleasant call Monday, and joined the great army of the Advocate readres.

Mrs. Allen McKEE left Wednesday for Mobile, Ala., she was accompanied as far as Chicago by Mr. McKEE.

James HENCHEY left Monday to run a branch sales stable at Harriette, Mich., on the Toledo & Ann Arbor railroad.

Theophil WITTLIFF had his eye badly hurt by a piece of bark flying from the saw at BUCKLEY's mill, Tuesday morning.

Frank W. CANFIELD and wife arrived home today from an extended visit in Thomasville, Ga., with Mrs. CANFIELD's parents.

Robert and Richard WINKLER returned home last week from a two weeks' visit with their mother in Washington State.

Mr. and Mrs. R.G. PETERS left Wednesday for Alco, Ala., Mr. PETERS will look after his lumber interest at this place while Mrs. PETERS will spend the balance of the winter at Thomasville, Ga.

Samuel BAKER, aged 85 years, died at his home in Filer township, Tuesday, of paralysis and general debility. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. W.M. PUFFER at his late residence Wednesday. Deceased leaves a grown up family of children.

George TUXWORTH, Sr., celebrates his 77th anniversary this (Friday) afternoon at his daughters, Mrs. J.E. SOMERVILLE, who gives a grand dinner in honor of the occasion. Mr. TUXWORTH is a well preserved man for his age, and may out live many of his friends. He presented his daughter with a valuable set of silver ware and his niece, Miss Sarah RIDOUT, with a plush case and a set of silver plated ware. He desired to make them these presents and thought this was a good time to do it.

Capt. Joseph BLAIR, a brother of Peter BLAIR who went to Alburquerque, New Mexico, last fall for the benefit of his health, died there Tuesday, Feb. 6th, of consumption. His remains have been interred there. Deceased leaves a wife and children to mourn his loss.

Manistee Advocate
May 11, 1894

Eastlake News
Chas W. GLOVER arrived home from Milwaukee, Wednesday, and has been confined to his home ever since.
Will KUGLER, who has been attending the Big Rapids Business College, has returned home for a short vacation.
Geo. BLOZNESKY slipped and fell upon a lumber pile at Peter's mill Monday and injured himself quite seriously.
David CREASER, W.D. GOHN and Dr. PAYNE tried their luck at fishing the first of the week and made a splendid catch of 110 fine trout. This is no fish story, either.

Death of George Tuxworth, Sr.
Geo. Tuxworth, Sr., aged 77 years and three months, died at his home, 128 Sibben street, Monday morning of heart failure, after about a week's illness. The funeral services were conducted at his late residence Wednesday afternoon by Rev. Thomas Hines, who preached a very impressive  sermon,
and the remains were interred in Oak Grove cemetery. Deceased was born in England in February, 1817 and came to Manistee in 1869, and resided here until removed by death. He was generous, kind-hearted and highly esteemed by all who knew him. He had a host of friends. Deceased leaves six children, George C., Robert F., William, Frank and Alfred Tuxworth, and Mrs. Ed Somerville, and a sister,
Mrs. Jane Ridute (sic), who kept house for him, to mourn his loss. The children were all present at the funeral, except William who resides in Georgia and Frank, in Little Rock, Arkansas. The pall bearers were selected from his old associates, T.N. Reynolds, J.A. Arnold, James Henderson, S.C. Overpack,
Andrew Jack and Wm. Batty.

who had been chosen to remain for the following year:

Rufus C. THAYER, Principal
Wm H. TURNBULL, Assistant
Jennie M. BARKER
D.A. REAGH, Commercial Dept.
Jessie WING, Music

Amelia E. McSWEENEY, Principal
Euphenia THORNE
Jessie M. HOYT
Lillias N. SALLING

Lola G. KEATLEY, Principal

Anna M. HARNET, Principal
Francis A. KENNY
Matilda GROSS

Ellen H. MADDOCK, Principal
Agnes RAY

Martha SCANLAN, Principal

Lou B. KEATLEY, Principal
Mrs. May PERRY
Jennie WEBB
Mrs. Anna DARWIN
Emily J. FIELD

The notices were given to the teachers Thursday and they are given until the 5th of June to make their answer.
The following teachers have notified the Board that they did not wish to be invited again:
Miss Bessie GRISWOLD who goes to the State University of California, Miss Helen RAMSDELL to the University of Michigan, and Geo. R. RAY who has applied elsewhere.

Manistee Daily News
02 Aug 1898

Died At Mercy Hospital
Hubert HILLER died last evening about five o'clock at Mercy Hospital, where he underwent an operation for appendicitis on Saturday evening. The deceased had conducted a meat market at 189 Eighth street for several years, and has lived at the same place with his family, consisting of a wife and seven children. HILLER had been ailing for some time and Thursday was sent to the hospital, where, after the operation, he failed steadily until he died.

Late Local
Tonight the council convenes in regular session.

Mr. and Mrs. L.W. PARRENT are the parents of a son born today.

The assistant superintendent of the Coldwater school, arrived in the city this noon with fourteen children which are to be furnished homes in Manistee and vicinity.

Mr. and Mrs. Wm. GREGORY came home this noon from a short visit at the RAMSDELL's Onekama home.

Mrs. H. REYNOLDS and Mrs. Wm. LLOYD spent the day at Portage Lake.

Miss Belle MARSH came home this noon from Onekama.

C.W. PERRY arrived this noon from Pierport.

The Sunday School Secretary M.H. REYNOLDS arrived this noon and is conducting the afternoon session of the Sunday school institute being held at the M.E. church. An evening session will also be held. Three other institutes will be hald in the county this week.

Miss SEXTON who has been the guest of her aunt, Mrs. E.G. FILER, returns to her home in Milwaukee today.

Charles ROOF, bookkeeper at the Manistee Manufacturing Co., has returned from a visit with his parents at Big Rapids.

George HANSELMAN an extensive wholesale and retail confectioner of Kalamazoo, arrived last evening and will accompany his brother J. HANSELMAN on a fishing trip to Bear Lake.

Misses Otlia KNUDSON and Marie PETERSON went to Traverse City on a visit this morning.

Jack DEMPSEY and Worth HALL went back to the park this morning.

Misses Lillian COGSWELL and Kathryn JOHNSON returned to Red park this morning. Misses Lenore BAUR, Agnes and Emma POMEROY and Winnogene HANSELMAN also went up on the Martel.

Mr. and Mrs. C.A. JOBEL came home this morning from a Milwaukee visit.

Morris WAAL and Theo ENGLER returned from Milwaukee this morning.

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas SKILLITER, who have been visiting Wm. SKILLITER and family at Filer City, returned to genoa, Ohio, this morning.

Death of Mrs. Finan
Mrs. Michael FINAN died suddenly this morning at 9:30 o'clock at benzonia during confinement. Mrs. FINAN, (nee Julia BUCK,) was twenty-eight years of age and was born and reared in Manistee, where she lived until about three years ago, when Mr. and Mrs. FINAN moved to Benzonia, Mr. FINAN engaging in the hotel business. The remains of the deceased will be brought to this city tomorrow and although arrangements for holding the funeral are not as yet complete, the services will probably be held at the home of James FINAN, 381 Second St., Thursday morning. Two children survive her.

Filer City Jottings
Mrs. Hattie WEBB of Flint is the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Warren GRAVES this week.

Mr. and Mrs. John STARK were called to Spring Lake on account of the dangerous illness of Mr. STARK's father, who suffered a stroke of paralysis at that place.

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas SKILLITER left for their home at Genoa, Ohio, today.

Mrs. John McFADGEN is very ill with heart trouble.

Onekama Party
The following party spent the day at the FOWLER cottage, Onekama resort as guests of Misses Louise and Ella CIECHANOWSKY in honor of Miss Ella MANIGOLD of Milwaukee: Misses RAY, LUNDBERG, Lizzie GEAGER of Ann Arbor, Gross and Luxford; Mr. and Mrs. F.E. CHAMBERLAIN and Mr. Guy L. SPEER.

Manistee Daily News
31 May, 1899

Hugh FINAN, of Beechwood, Ironwood county, aged 48 years, died yesterday at 5:30 o'clock at the home of his mother, 64 Filer street, after a severe illness with bladder trouble. A post mortem was held by Drs. KING and JENSEN this afternoon to determine the direct cause of death. The funeral will be held at Guardian Angel church tomorrow morning at ten o'clock.

Fourth of July Celebration
(partial listing)
Executive Committee: Will A. WAITE, chairman; C.D. GARDNER, treasurer; Walter W. GIBB, secretary; C. FLEISSNER, B.J. STALL, Jos. KIRSTER, J.L. WELLMAN, Robert MILLER.

The executive committee appointed the following sub-committees.


Jas. W. DUNCAN, marshal of the day, with power to appoint his aides, and the president of all civil organizations.


Horse Racing:

Bicycle Racing and Parade:

Base Ball:



Military Organization:
George BROADHEAD, Dan WAITE, Ward ESTES, John McCARTHY, Pat O'Neil.

Police Arrangements:

Street and Acquatic Sports:

Life Saving Committee:

Partial List of Merchants:
Cigar Manufacturers: Max BAUMAN and Louis PARRENT
Hotels, Restaurants & Confectionery Stores: John E. KILLEAN, John LAMSON, John D. THORP
Harness Shops: Andrew ZIMMER, N.A. NELSON
Bakers: Daniel HORNKOHL and Wesley STUBBS
Plumbers: Wm. LLOYD and Fred FIELDS
Milliners: Edith SMITH and Miss HEFFRON
Bicycle Shops: Otto BRUGMAN and Chas. HASKINS
Photographers: C.W. CONAT and J. HANSELMAN
Machine Shops: Thos. RAY and August N. JOHNSON
Barbers: Tony SEELEY and Will THOMAS
Novelties and Book Stores: Wm. T. BRAIN and George I. WOOD

The program for the day was reviewed by the executive committee, and each chairman is requested to call a meeting of his committee at the earliest possible moment. The executive committee will meet in the council rooms Wednesday, June 7, to receive the report of the subscription committee.

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