Pioneer Families of Grand Traverse County, Michigan



Long Lake articles in the Grand Traverse Herald, 1866 through 1884


16 May 1866

A SAD CALAMITY- The dwelling house of Ira Chase, who resides on the west side of Long Lake, in this township, was entirely consumed by fire on Thursday last, when he was absent in Traverse City. All his household furniture, clothing and the clothing of his family, together with all his provisions, including two or three hundred pounds of maple sugar, were burnt. He also lost a considerable sum of money. His barn was also burned, and a span of French Ponies perished in the flames. A cart, all his grain, and in short, everything that he possessed, except the clothing on his back, was destroyed.


21 September 1866, page 3, column 2



Whereas my wife, Susan, has left my bed and board, without any just cause or provocation, I hereby forbid all persons harboring or trusting her on my account. Ira Chase, Traverse City, Sept. 8, 1866. N. B. She took my bed with her.


30 November 1866, page X



New Township- To all Whom it may concern:

Notice is hereby given that an application will be presented to the Board of Supervisors of the County of Grand Traverse at their meeting to be held at Traverse City, on the 1st day of January next, praying them to create and provide for the organization of a new Township, to be called the Township of VIOLA, to consist of the following described territory, to wit: The northwest corner of the County of Grand Traverse known by the Government survey as Township (27) twenty seven north of range (12) twelve west. Traverse, Nov. 5, 1866.

W. C. Neale, George Hardy, John M. Benjamin, Thomas Horen, Nelson C. Sherman, Charles H. Burge, Albert F. Hall, A. H. Marsters, G. D. Willobee, Barny Valleau, Albern Atwell, John W. Bennett, E. Fillmore, John Willobee, James Valleau, Henry Hinkson, Wm. Hinkson, Albert Weeks, Wm. Lyon, J. G. Miller, Joseph Umlor.


4 January 1867, page 2, column 3

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS- The Supervisors of this County held a meeting on Wednesday and organized two new townships- East Bay and Long Lake. They settled with the County Treasurer and transacted a good deal of other business.


A petition was presented for the organization of a new Township to be composed of the following territory, to wit: Town 27 north range 12 west; which being remonstrated against, after debate.

One motion, resolved, that the prayer of the petitioners be granted, which motion prevailed.

Whereupon it was ordered that a township be organized composed of the territory aforesaid, to be known and designated as the Township of Long Lake, and that the first meeting be held on the first Monday of April next, at the house of Mr. Schenk on section 9 in said township, and that Wm. C. Neale, Lorenzo F. Greeno, and Leander Curtis be Inspectors of said Election, and that Wm. B. Neale post the notices os said meeting in accordance with the provisions of the statute therein made and provided.


31 May 1867, page 3, column 1

At the Annual Meeting of the Commissioners of Highways on May 23, the following appropriations were made for roads in District No. 1. Swamp on State Road, 250 days; Cutler road, 150 days; Leach and Chantler Road, 100 days; Long Lake road, 100 days; Ridge road, 100 days; Pearl and Jackson road, 85 days; Boardman Lake road, 15 days; Valleau hill Glen Arbor road, 15 days.


12 July 1867, page 3, column 1

BOY KILLED- A son of Mr. Fillmore, of Long Lake Township, aged 18 years, and was instantly killed by the falling of a tree on Friday last, 5th inst. The tree which he was chopping, in falling struck another tree and the butt swung and struck young Fillmore in the head, killing him instantly.


17 January 1868, page 3, column 1


HORSE KILLED- Mr. Perkins, of Long Lake, some time since, dug a well on his premises, and failing to get water, partially filled and covered same. On Saturday last Mr. A. Adsit rode on horseback directly over the well. The horse fell in and was killed. Mr. Adsit fortunately escaped without injury.


31 January 1868, page 3, column 1


J. R. Johnson, of Long Lake Township, has left at our office a small bundle of Swedish oats, which farmers may be interested in examining.


27 March 1868, page 4, column 1

REPUBLICAN NOMINATIONS IN LONG LAKE- The following persons were nominated for Township officers for the Township of Long Lake:

For Supervisor, Jonathan W. Russell; for Town Clerk, Marshall Hallatt; for Town Treasurer, Eugene V. Davis; for Highway Commissioners, George Harding (to fill vacancy), William Lyons, (full term); for Justices of the Peace, Eugene V. Davis, (full term), John Benjamin (to fill vacancy); for School Inspectors, Jonathan W. Russell, (to fill vacancy), Elias Wicoff (full term); for Constables, Julius J. Durga, Nelson Sherman, Thomas Horan, Stephen McGarrey.


3 April 1868

REPUBLICATION NOMINATIONS IN LONG LAKE-The following persons were nominated for Township officers for the Township of Long Lake:

For Supervisor, Jonathan W. Russell; for Town Clerk, Marshall Hallatt; for Town Treasurer, Eugene V. Davis; for Highway Commissioners, George Harding (to fill vacancy), William Lyons (full term); for Justices of the Peace, Eugene V. Davis (full term), John Benjamin (to fill vacancy); for School Inspectors, Jonathan W. Russell (to fill vacancy), Elias Wicoff (full term); for Constables, Julius J. Durga, Nelson Sherman, Thomas Horan, Stephen McGarrey.


10 April 1868

Long Lake- Adoption of the Constitution- Yes, 34; Adoption of the Constitution- No, 9; for Annual Sessions, 40; for Prohibition, 31; against Prohibition, 10.


4 September 1868

GOOD YIELD- Thomas McGara had a field of three acres of wheat in the Township of Long Lake that yielded thirty-two bushels per acre. This is a little the best yield we have heard of this season.

8 October 1868

BURGLARY- The house of James Valleau, of Long Lake, was entered on the 30th ult., while the family was absent, and $50 in money stolen.


1 April 1869


LONG LAKE- Supervisor, J. W. Russell; Clerk, C. T. Tilton; Treas. and School Inspector, E. V. Davis; Com. of Highways and Justice of the Peace, J. M. Benjamin; Constables, S. McGarry, E. Fillmore, E. Goin, B. C. Birger.


6 May 1869

MAPLE SUGAR- J. W. Russell Esq., Supervisor of the Township of Long Lake, informs us that the amount of maple sugar made in that town the present season, is 9,000 pounds.


1 July 1869

The primary School Fund for 1868 is now apportioned and ready for distribution to the Townships as follows: (Children, Amount) Almira 84, $39.48; Benzonia 78, $36.66; Blair 35, $16.45; Crystal Lake 118, $55.46; East Bay 134, $62.98; Grant 59, $26.79; Homestead 15, $7.05; Long Lake 102, $47.94; Mayfield 63, $29.61; North Climax 22, $10.34; Peninsula 220, $103.80; Platte 23, $10.81; Traverse 302, $184.24; Weldon 19, $8.93; Whitewater 147, $69.09. Total 1,509, $709.23. H. E. Steward, Co. Treas., Traverse City, June 23, 1869.


30 December 1869

REAL ESTATE TRANSACTION- Lieut. Gov. Bates recently sold 742 acres of land in Long Lake Township, and about seven miles from Traverse City, to Hon. Perry Hannah for $5 an acre. The land is principally valuable for pine.


1 April 1870

Township Officers Elected.

LONG LAKE- Supervisor, J. W. Russell; Clerk, C. T. Tilton; Treasurer, E. V. Davis; School Inspector, A. H. Hall; Com. Highways, H. D. Howard; J.P., I. H. Curtis; Constables, J. Valleau, E. Goin, C. T. Tilton, A. G. Bachelor.


24 November 1870, page 1, column 1

STRAYED_ From the premises of the subscriber in the Township of Long Lake about the first of June, last, a bright-red heifer one year old last spring. Large size, well built small horns. Whoever will return her or give information, where she may be found will be suitably rewarded. Long Lake, November 16, 1870, E. Fillmore, Traverse City, P.O.


30 March 1871

NOTE FROM REV. J. J. ULRICH- We have labored here during the past four months with success. The Lord has graciously manifested his power to save. About thirty-five have professed to be converted and reclaimed. We closed a revival meeting at Elmwood last week and received as a farewell token $22.60 cash, making in all $105 received during our stay.

We bid adieu to Long Lake Circuit, but will cherish the remembrance of the dear friends we leave, and humbly pray the Lord to support and keep them. Rev. Jno. J. Ulrich. Long Lake Circuit, Mich., March 20, 1871.

13 April 1871

The Elections- Long Lake- Supervisor, J. W. Russell; Clerk, J. Schenck; Treasurer, E. V. Davis; Commissioner, A. F. Hall; Justice of the Peace, B. H. Durga, L. F. Greeno; School Inspector, E. V. Davis.


4 May 1871

MAPLE SUGAR- Mr. J. W. Russell, Supervisor of Long Lake township, informs us that there were 10,000 pounds of maple sugar made in that town this spring.

20 July 1871

ARM BROKEN- A little son of Mr. J. G. Miller, of Long Lake township, fell from a high chair on Sunday last, dislocated the elbow and broke one of the bones near the elbow joint. It was set by Dr. Morgan, of this village.


4 January 1872, page 3, column 3


MASON-CURTISS- At the residence of the bride’s father, in Long Lake township, November 20, 1871, by Rev. L. Curtiss, Adelbert L. Mason, of Traverse City, Mich., to Miss Mary A. Curtiss, of Long Lake, Mich.


15 February 1872, page 3, column 1

MILL BURNED- We regret to learn that Mr. L. F. Greeno’s saw mill at Long Lake, was burned early on Sunday morning. How the mill took fire is a mystery as the fire, when first discovered, was in the part of the building most distant from the furnace. We understand that but slight damage was done the engine. There was no insurance on the mill and the loss is a severe one to the proprietor.


11 April 1872, page 2, column 2

Supervisors Elected

Long Lake, J. Schenck.


9 May 1872, page 3, column 3

Republican County Convention- [list of delegates]- Long Lake- J. W. Russell, E. Fillmore, Benj. H. Durga,- 3 votes.


19 May 1872, page 3, column 1

RUNNING- Messrs. Hannah, Lay & Co. started their saw mill in this village this morning. Their Long Lake mill was started last week.


11 July 1872, page 2, column 5

MARRIED- FILLMORE-CHASE- By Benjamin H. Durga, at his residence in Long Lake, on Thursday, July 4, 1872, Emmet M. Fillmore, of Long Lake, Grand Traverse County, and Miss Hattie Chase, of Almira, Benzie County.


25 July 1872, page 3, column 3


Republican County Convention

Pursuant to call, a Republican County Convention convened at Leach’s Hall, in Traverse City, July 23d, 1872, for the purpose of electing two delegates to the Congressional Convention, to be held at Ludington on the 29th of July, and one delegate to the State Convention to held at Lansing on the 31st of July. Hon. D. C. Leach, Chairman of the County Committee, called the Convention to order, whereupon Hon. Morgan Bates was chosen Chairman, and J. B. Haviland Secretary. On motion of W. H. C. Mitchell, the Chair appointed W. H. C. Mitchell, E. P. Ladd, and C. T. Scofield a committee on credentials. The committee reported the following delegates as entitled to seats in the Convention.....Long Lake- L. F. Greeno, John W. Stearns, and Eliphalet Fillmore....


25 July 1872, page 3, column 2

DISCUSSION AT CEDAR RUN- The Grant and Greeley war was fairly opened on our section of the country by a public political discussion, held at Cedar Run school house, on the 19th inst. Mr. L. A. Jennie, Liberal, and Mr. L. Underhill, Republican, disputants. The house was filled to its utmost capacity by an intelligent and enthusiastic audience, the Grant element largely predominating. Mr. Jennie spoke well, and his effort was worthy of a better cause, while Mr. Underhill proved his ability to cope with any speaker the sore head Republican Copperheads of Grand Traverse County may bring into the field during the present campaign. We understand that Mr. Underhill proposes taking the stump this fall. If he should do so, we predict some hard blows upon Greeley’s devoted white hat. Yours, &c., Cedar Run, July 21, 1872.


29 August 1872, page 2, column 3


From Cedar Run

Editor Herald:

Sir:- We Republicans are feeling jubilant over the victory in North Carolina, and the Liberals, (so called,) are correspondingly depressed. The straight Democratic movement toward nominating a candidate has a debilitating effect upon them, and they are becoming very shaky about the knee. It passes comprehension how any man in the possession of his senses, and with one spark of patriotism in his composition, can, from pure motives, support Horace the unstable. We are willing to give Greeley credit for all that is his due, but further than that we cannot go. He fought slavery long and valiantly, and opposition to slavery is about the only principle he has carried through to a successful issue. He is not reliable. Shall we place a man at the hard of our Government who will sell his birthright for a mess of pottage? Or shall we stand by Grant, who does not know the meaning of the word fail, and who has carried us safely through the breakers that have threatened us for the last four years? He has kept the country at peace, though dangers have been springing up on every hand, till there is no more prosperous nation on the face of the earth.

It is claimed by the "Liberals" that Grant is corrupt. We want just such corrupt men at the head of the government. We want no Tammany honesty here!

The discussion at the Cedar Run school house have been suspended for two weeks in consequence of the indisposition of the disputants. They will be resumed next Saturday evening, and continued according to circumstances. Yours, &c., John A. Benjamin, Cedar Run, Aug. 25, 1872.


31 October 1872, page 3, column 4


FILLMORE- At Long Lake, October 17, 1872, of dysentery, Emma H., wife of J. S. Fillmore, and only daughter of James L. and Cecelia B. Conner, aged 18 years, 10 months and 8 days.

She leaves an infant daughter and a large circle of mourning friends.


23 January 1873, page 3, column 2


Abstract of Proceedings of the Board of Supervisors of the County of Grand Traverse

January 20, 1873...

The following accounts were allowed... 20. J. Schenck, $10.92...


27 February 1873, page 3, column 4


FISH- In Long Lake, on the 18th inst., Mrs. Mary Hane Fish, wife of Girden H. Fish, of that township, aged 29 years.


20 March 1873, page 3, column 1

ARM BROKEN- Mr. L. F. Greeno, of Long Lake, while getting a log on to the rollway at his mill, a few days since, slipped and fell, striking a stick of timber in such as position as to break his right arm between the wrist and elbow.


17 April 1873, page 3, column 2

The Elections- Long Lake- Sup., J. Schanck; Clerk, J. W. Russell; Treas., E. V. Davis; Com., J. M. Benjamin; Justice, J. M. Benjamin; Inspector, B. H. Durga.


24 April 1873, page 3, column 1

LOGS AND LUMBER- Messrs. Hannah, Lay & Co. have cut on the Boardman River, during the past winter, 10,950,000 feet of logs, and at Long Lake, 5,550,000; total 16,500,000 feet.

They have also hauled on sleighs, from Long Lake to this village, and have ready for shipment, 5,660,000 feet of lumber.


19 June 1873, page 3, column 1

Mrs. Mary A. Wyckoff, of Long Lake, will please accept our thanks for a splendid bouquet, the most beautiful of the season.


18 December 1873, page 3, column 2

FATAL ACCIDENT- Daniel Fuins, who lived about four miles west of this village, met with an accident, on Monday the 8th inst., which resulted in his death on the following Thursday. He was engaged in chopping in the woods and had fallen a tree which lodged on another. He then cut a third tree, falling it across the lodged one, for the purpose, probably, of forcing it to the ground. It proved to be a fatal arrangement, for as the falling tree struck the lodged one the butt suddenly swung around striking him in the bowels, inflicting injuries of which he died as mentioned above.

Mr. Fuins was a young man who had the respect of his acquaintances. He leaves aged parents and brothers and sisters to mourn his untimely fate.


25 December 1873, page 3, column 3

POSTAL AFFAIR- A new postoffice has been established in Long Lake township, in this county, and L. F. Greeno appointed postmaster.

Success is the name of a new office half a mile west of A. P. Wheelock’s in Almira, Benzie county, Daniel C. Bryan, postmaster...


1 January 1874, page 3, column 4

MR. GEO. HARDY, of Long Lake, has bought the machinery of the old Bryant saw mill, and is removing tit to Cedar Run, where he will shortly have it in running order. People in that vicinity will now be able to get their lumber at home. Mr. Hardy will manufacture lumber for this market also.


22 January 1874, page 3, column 1

IT is said that 60 teams are now engaged in hauling lumber from Long lake, and square timber from the woods west of this village. Each team passes over the road four time daily, making a total of 240.


2 April 1874, page 3, column 2

We are informed that there were ten young men examined at Big Rapids on Tuesday last as applicants for the appointment to be made to the West Point Military Academy. The examining committee was E. O. Rose, L. G. Palmer, Co. Superintendent of Schools, and Dr. H. Whitfield, all of Big Rapids. Chas. Davis, of Long Lake, in this county, was among the applicants. John Dalzell, of Ellsworth, was the lucky one. We venture to bet a dozen apples- the extent of our pie- that not one of the ten bore a better examination than Chas. Davis, and that he would have carried the honors and received the appointment, had it not been feared by the medical examiner that his physical strength was not quite up to the mark.


9 April 1874, page 2, column 4

The Elections- Long Lake-Sup., J. L. Coner; Clerk, L. F. Greeno; Treas., E. V. Davis; Coms., B. H. Durga, W. W. Stearns; Justices, H. D. Howard, B. H. Durga; School Insp., L. Underhill; Constables, G. Willobee, I. Chase, J. J. Atkinson.


9 April 1874, page 2, column 2

School Directors and Qualified Teachers for Grand Traverse County- Township of Long Lake.

Dist. No. 1, Mrs. Lydia Carmichael, Traverse City.

Dist. No. 2, Leman Underhill, Cedar Run.

Dist. No. 3, William Logan, Traverse City.

Dist. No. 4, Girden H. Fish, Traverse City.

Dist. No. 5, Stephen McGarry, Traverse City.


28 May 1874, page 3, column 1

The finest pieplant of the season that we have seen was that sent us a few days since by Mrs. Wyckoff, of Long Lake.


4 June 1874, page 3, column 4

SCHOOL MONIES- The Primary School apportionment for Grand Traverse county, for the current year, is as follows: Long Lake, 118 scholars, $59.00.


13 August 1874, page 3, column 1

A BIG EGG- Little Everett Griswold has left at our office a hen’s egg which measures 7 inches in circumference the longest way and 6 3/4 the other. If anybody’s hens think they can best this let them try.

Since writing the above Marshall Hallett, of Long Lake, has left us another big egg. It measures 7 1/4 by 6 inches.


27 August 1874, page 4, column 2

Grand Traverse County Republican Convention- [persons entitled to seats]- Long Lake- Marshall Hallett, J. W. Stearns, B. H. Durga.


1 October 1874, page 3, column 1

At the rate matters are progressing in this village safety, and life even, will soon be at a large discount. Last night there was a large number of drunken Indians on the war path. Peter Coffield was badly cut and pounded by them. A few days since a great, strapping bully committed a brutal assault on an inoffensive young man greatly his inferior in physical strength. On Saturday night a ruffian came out of Kroupa’s den and assaulted two young ladies who were passing. And so it goes. What will the end be?


10 October 1874, page 3, column 4

MR. EDITOR- I cease to wonder at the extreme language used by the Superintendent of Public Instruction when speaking of the carelessness of school directors in making out their reports. I find that of four reports from the township of Long Lake, made by directors, but one is perfect. Three are almost unintelligible in many respects. The financial part of all three is deplorable.

As a specimen of inattention in making out the census list, one scholar is put down at ninety years of age, and another- shades of Methuselah- is made to be 175 years of age!

It is simply a disgrace to any school district to send in such a report. What can Inspectors do with such reports.

School districts, wake up, and save your primary money, if not your reputation. INSPECTOR.


22 October 1874, page 3, column 1

HANNAH, LAY & CO. have closed their mill for the season. The amount of lumber cut is only 4,722,300 feet. The amount shipped, however, is 12,080,556 feet. A part of this was stock on hand from their Long Lake mill and a part from purchases from Fife Lake.


11 February 1875, page 3, column 2

Tuesday night a Mr. Thomas, who formerly kept a saloon in this village, and has recently been engaged in the same business at Walton or some other point on the railroad, was brought up on the train quite ill. Starting immediately for his home in Long Lake township he died suddenly in the sleigh soon after leaving the village.


25 March 1876, page 3, column 1

The caucus in the township of Long lake will be held at the house of L. F. Greeno, on Friday, April 2d, at 1 o’clock p.m.


25 March 1876, page 3, column 2

We regret to learn that the house occupied by G. H. Fish, in the township of Long Lake, was burned last Saturday morning. A large portion of his household goods were burned. The fire caught in the chamber from a stove pipe. This is a severe loss for Mr. Fish.


1 April 1875, page 3, column 4

MARRIED- PORTER-WYCKOFF- At the district parsonage, Traverse City, Mich., March 22d, by the Rev. J. W. Miller, Elijah Porter, of Bingham, to Miss Isabella Wyckoff, of Long Lake.


15 April 1875, page 3, column 1

LOGS- The past winter Messrs. Hannah, Lay & Co.’s logging operations foot up as follows: Boardman river, 7,815,297; Long Lake, 6,247,886; total, 14,063,193.


15 July 1875, page 3, column 1

On Tuesday last D. Dyer had the two middle fingers of his left hand taken off by the live-rollers in the saw mill at Long Lake. Drs. Ashton & Kneeland dressed the wound.


15 July 1875, page 3, column 2

Mr. J. D. Harvey writes us that the Long Lake mill, with only eleven men, cut 70,037 feet of lumber, all in strips one inch by six, in eleven hours. He says the work was all well done. He adds, what the work would seem to show, that the men were all good ones and also asks if any mill, with the same number of hands, can beat this?


15 July 1875, page 3, column 3

However "hard" times may be in town where business is done, we suppose they are easy and jolly at Long Lake; for there T. T. Bates, of this village, and M. Bates, of Marshall, with their wives and several friends, are spending the week fishing and enjoying themselves generally. They have a large, well-furnished tent, nice boats, and everything that is needed to make them comfortable. Even the croquet set was not forgotten. Camped on an island in the mids of a crystal and forest-girt lake, with "none to molest them or make them afraid," we suppose they are as happy as the circumstances will permit. We expect next week to chronicle a terrible slaughter of bass and pickerel.


22 July 1875, page 3, column 2

Messrs. T. T. and M. Bates, who, with their families, spent last week in camp on an island in Long lake, were quite successful in their fishing operations, They caught many muskellunge, and bass almost innumerable and of large size. With the exception of a severe storm of wind and rain which, fierce and furious, beat upon their tent for an hour or two, one evening, accompanied by vivid and continuous lightning and terrific thunder, the weather was all that could have been wished. All declare themselves even more than satisfied with their first week of camp life.


29 July 1875, page 3, column 2

Our list of Traverse boys at the Agricultural College, published a few weeks ago, was not quite correct. The following is believed to be O.K.: Wm. S. Holdworth, Henry A. Perry and Nelson Adsit, Traverse City; E. V. Reynolds, S. P. Tracy and E. O. Ladd, Old Mission; and Chas. F. Davis, Long Lake. We doubt whether any other county in the State of no larger population is as well represented at that institution.


26 August 1875, page 3, column 2

It is not many years since it was said, and generally believed, that clover would not do well in this region. The success that has attended its cultivation, however, has led all observing men to realize how utterly unfounded was that opinion. It has been found by experience that clover does well here as in any part of the State, and nowhere does it grow more luxuriously than in Michigan.

Not only does clover grown finely on our heaviest hardwood soils, but even where sand largely predominates fine crops are grown. Some of the best clover fields we have seen in this part of the State are on lands of this character.

The best yield of second crop clover that we have seen this season was on the farm of Mr. A. F. Hall, in Long Lake township. It was on a field where the timber was a mixture of pine and hardwood. But it was such a growth as would satisfy a reasonable farmer anywhere. We did not think to enquire whether plaster had been used, but presume it had been.


21 October 1875, page 3, column 1

The amount of lumber cut by Messrs. Hannah, Lay & Co. at their mill in this village during the season was 11,699,850 feet. At their Long Lake mill they have out about 7,000,000, making a total of about 19,000,000 feet. Their Long Lake mill is still running. The one in this place shut down several days since.


25 November 1875, page 3, column 1

KILLED BY A TREE- On Thursday last Mr. John McHale, of Long Lake, was engaged in chopping when he accidently lodged a tree. He went under it to cut then one on which it had lodged; when that fell a limb from the first tree struck him on the head with such force as to cause his death. He continued to breathe for some two hours but was unconscious from the moment of the accident.

Mr. McHale had but recently come into the town from Fenton, Genesee County, in this state. He leaves a wife and three children.

How many times since we have been connected with the HERALD, we have had to record accidents of this kind! Death from a lodged tree! It behooves choppers to be cautious.


20 January 1876, page 3, column 1

Mr. A. C. Munsell and wife, of Long Lake township, have been married 48 years; have nine children, all married; have 23 grand-children, and one great grandchild. There has not been a death in the family, of even an infant child, in 43 years. Where is there another family to match this? There are certainly not many such to be found.


10 February 1876, page 3, column 1

Mr. J. E. Campbell on Tuesday hauled from the Company’s Long Lake mill, 4,582 feet of lumber at one haul. This is the boss load of the season.


6 April 1876, page 3, column 3

Election Returns- Township Officers


Sup., J. W. Russell

Clerk, L. H. Greeno

Treas. E. V. Davis

Sup’t of Schools, A. S. Carter

School Inspector, Wm. W. Stearns

Justice, E. V. Davis

Com., A. F. Hall

Director of the Poor, J. W. Russell

Constable, J. J. Atkinson

Total number of votes, 68.


20 April 1876, page 3, column 4

MARRIED- GITCHEL-DAVIS- On the 16th inst., at the residence of the bride’s father, by the Rev. H. Worthington, Mr. Jas. W. Gitchel and Miss Emily E. Davis, both of Long Lake.

DIED- SHEARER- In town of Long Lake, April 11, 1876, at the residence of E. Wyckoff, of scarlet fever, Maggie May, only daughter of William and Ada Shearer, aged 1 year, 2 months, and 19 days.


1 June 1876, page 3, column 4

MYSTERIOUS DISAPPEARANCE- About the year 1866 a Mr. John Eley purchased a farm on sec. 36, town 27 south, range 12 west, Long Lake township, in this county. He soon after moved on the place and began improving it. In a few years he had a large clearing, good buildings and fences, and seemed to be prospering in every way. At the time we write of he had a family consisting of a wife (whom he married in Louisville, Kentucky), and two small children, one of them a babe. In the spring of 1872 he built a frame barn, and finding he was going to need more money than he could command, he wrote to his father, Mr. Samuel Eley of Buffalo, N. Y., a well to do farmer, for assistance. In his letter to his father Mr. Eley spoke of the success he had met with here, now nicely he was getting along, how well his crops promised for the year, and did not hint at a probability of his removal. This was the last letter his father ever received from him, and the last intelligence that ever reached him in any shape concerning his son. Eley was at this time hauling lumber for a small mill not far from his house and it is now ascertained, by reference to the books, that on the 19th of July, 1871, he purchased some oats of R. Goodrich of this village. That was the last day upon which it was positively known he was seen.

In April 1871, William Benton, who had before that been driving stage for H. D. Campbell, was married, and soon he and his wife went to live with Eley. In July 1871, Eley, his wife and both children suddenly disappeared. When the neighbors asked where they had gone, Benton replied they had moved to Bay City, Michigan, that he (Benton) had bought the farm, stock, crops, furniture and everything on the place. At this time Eley had a fine team of horses and several articles of considerable value to a farmer. Nothing whatever was taken from the house, all being left as if Ely and his family had stopped to a neighbors to spend the day.

Eley, as nearly as can be ascertained, owed scarcely anything. We believe there was a small note given R. Goodrich, and he, upon the strength of Benton’s statement, employed a sheriff , well acquainted in the Saginaw Valley, to search for Eley. This he did without obtaining the slightest clue to his whereabouts, and without finding the business party for whom Benton said Eley had gone to work.

Benton continued to take Eley’s mail from the office as long as any came, never answering any of the letters however.

Of course there was considerable wondering and surmising at the time. No one could understand why Eley should have so suddenly, and how he and his whole family could get away without the knowledge of any of the neighbors. He had never spoken to any one of leaving, and they could see no reason why he should run away and leave everything, for it was not known that he had got into any difficulty, not that he was in debt more than a few dollars. It was also well known to the acquaintances of both parties that Benton had no money to pay for any farm, much less such a valuable place as Eley’s, with horses, stock, furniture, etc., and that no mortgage was given on then place to secure future payments. But after a time the matter dropped and no more was said, although the singular circumstances of the disappearance have never been forgotten. Thus the matter rested for nearly five years, Benton still occupying the farm and working it. About two years ago Benton came to the present editor of this paper to secure a tax title of which we had become possessed, he claiming to own the land. Our reply was if he could produce the deed for the place that we would make over our title at cost, as that was our rule with all settlers. The matter hung along for weeks, he promising to bring the deed, but never doing so. And we at last became convinced from repeated conversation with him that he had no deed to show. A few months ago, however, Benton handed a deed to the County Register for record describing the land, signed with Eley’s name, and purporting to be from him to Benton, but there was no acknowledgment to the instrument. Benton seemed surprised upon finding it was good for nothing as a conveyance, and upon being questioned said it was executed in Bay City and sent here.

Several months ago the father of Mr. Eley, not having heard from his son for more than four years, became anxious and began making inquiries, and so many suspicious circumstances arose that, becoming thoroughly alarmed, he sent on officers, who made some investigations, but made no important discoveries.

Not satisfied with this, Mr. Eley concluded to come himself, and about four weeks ago arrived here, accompanied by a Buffalo detective.

Little additional information has been obtained. A few articles, such as a spread, towels, and a tidy worked by Eley’s mother forty years ago, and of course readily recognized, were found at a neighbor’s, and upon being questioned the reply was that late in the summer of 1871 a trunk was found in the woods not far from Eley’s house, filled with clothing, etc; that these things were divided among the neighbors and nothing said. Benton claims this trunk was in an outbuilding, and had been stolen from there.

Eley also owned land in Benzie county which the records show has never been transferred, and upon which the taxes have not been paid since 1871.

And here the matter rests. All that is known is that a prosperous farmer, free from debt and involved in no difficulty, suddenly disappears with his whole family, leaving horses, cattle, furniture and clothing; that five years have passed and no word has been received from him by any of his friends or acquaintances, and that no claim has been made to his effects except by Benton, who claims to have bought them but cannot satisfactorily explain how they were paid for.


1 June 1876, page 3, column 1

BURNED OUT- The house of Ira W. Chase, who lives at the north end of Long Lake, was burned on Sunday last. A stove and a few dishes were all that was saved from the burning house. This is the second time Mr. Chase has lost his house in this way, and both times the fire has originated by a stovepipe running through the roof.


15 June 1876, page 3, column 2

Below we give a statement of the number of children reported from each township in this county, and the apportionment of primary school money...

Long Lake 121 children, $60.50.

MAIL ROUTES- Contractors will be interested in the mail proposals now being published in the HERALD. The routes in which the people of this region are immediately interested in are as follows:...

From Long Lake to Cedar Run, three miles and back, once a week...


22 June 1876, page 3, column 1

The Long Lake fishing is unusually good this year. Muskellunge and bass are being taken in large quantities. There is no better fishing ground in Michigan. Go directly to the house of Mr. D. Page. He is well provided with boats, and knows where the fish are.


27 July 1876, page 3, column 2

The Republicans of Long Lake are requested to meet at the Central School House on Friday evening, Aug. 4th, at 7:30 o’clock for the purpose of organizing a Hayes and Wheeler Club.


3 August 1876, page 3, column 4

The County Convention- [list of delegates]- Long Lake- E. V. Davis, E. Fillmore, L. F. Greeno. Alternates- A. S. Carter, Wm. Lyon, J. W. Stearns.


10 August 1876, page 3, column 2

On Friday of last week Hannah, Lay & Co.’s Long Lake mill cut 200 logs, making 65,795 feet of lumber, mostly inch by six inch strips of choice quality. This mill runs a gand and circular and employs only eleven men on the working floor. We doubt of any other mill in Northern Michigan has done better this season with the same number of men employed. Mr. J. D. Harvey, superintendent of this mill, knows how to do his work.


31 August 1876, page 3, column 2.

THE LONG LAKE Hayes and Wheeler Club organized on Saturday evening last. There was a very large attendance. Judge Ramsdell addressed the meeting. We did not learn the number of names enrolled in the club, but we shall look for a list of 70 names from that township. The total vote is about 80.


7 September 1876, page 3, column 1

The Long Lake Hayes and Wheeler Club will meet at Greeno’s school house on Saturday evening, Sept. 9th. Judge Ramsdell and other speakers will be in attendance.


21 September 1876, page 3, column 1

LONG LAKE Republicans, don’t forget the meeting at the Central School House on Saturday evening, Sept. 30th. Hon. S. C. Moffatt will speak.


5 October 1876, page 3, column 3


County Convention

[delegates from Long Lake township] H. D. Howard, J. N. Stearns, Albert Schenck.


19 October 1876, page 3, column 1

The Long Lake Hayes and Wheeler Club will meet at the Central school house on Saturday evening, Oct. 28th. It is expected that Mr. L. H. Gage will speak.


26 October 1876, page 3, column 1

Mr. J. D. Willobee, of Cedar Run, planted in June four potatoes, weighing in the aggregate fifteen ounces. No extra care was taken. On Monday he dug one hundred pounds as the result of this seeding. Variety, the "Victor." Who can beat it?


9 November 1876, page 3, column 2

Grand Traverse County Triumphant!

[1876 election vote counts]

LONG LAKE-Hayes 68; Tilden, 19; majority, 42. Entire Republican State ticket, 70; Democratic, 19; majority, 51. Hubbell, 69; Kilbourne, 20; majority, 49. Williams, 70; Rose, 19; majority, 51. Gibbs, 70; Sherman, 19; majority, 51.

County ticket; Morgan, 70; Gunton, 19; majority, 51. Haviland, Clerk and Register, 69; Miller, 19; majority, 50. Beadle, 71; Wilhelm 18; majority 53. Balance of Republican ticket, 70; Democratic ticket, 19; majority, 51.

Majorities on amendments is: Time, 38; License and Salaries, 37.


15 February 1877, page 5, column 1

Mr. E. Fillmore is engaged in buying Ash logs on the Betsie River for R. S. Boardman of Chicago. He is paying cash, and a good price for logs, and scales their full size. Benzie Co. Journal.

15 February 1877, page 5, column 1

Mr. J. W. Russell, of Long Lake, has handed us specimens of a seedling apple, we think the finest we ever saw. They have the size and peculiar color of a Baldwin, but are sweet. They are probably Baldwin crossed with some sweet variety. They are beautiful in appearance and of pleasant flavor.


5 April 1877, page 2, column 3

Election Returns- Long Lake Township- Supervisor, J. W. Russell; Clerk, Lorenzo F. Greeno; Treasurer, Eugene V. Davis; Supt. Of Schools, John M. Benjamin; School Inspector, William Stearns; Com. Highways; Alfred F. Hall; Justices, Justus Neale, R. P. Seattel, Henry D. Howard; Director Poor, A. S. Carter; Constables, Geo. D. Willobee, E. V. Davis, Thos. Horen, Albert Schanck.


10 May 1877, page 5, column 1

There are two pretty mad doctors in town- Kneeland and Jarvis. They went to Long Lake spearing, Monday night, but brought back only one hundred pounds of the nicest bass we ever saw.


17 May 1877, page 5, column 1

BURNED- The house and barn of A. F. Hall, in Long Lake township, were entirely consumed by fire a few days ago. We understand the fire communicated from the burning forest. Very little was saved.


14 June 1877, page 5, column 2

The Long Lake Union Club will celebrate the 4th of July by installation of officers and a picnic. Orator of the day, L. H. Gage Esq. The picnic grounds will be near the north end of the Lake, and boats will be provided for those who wish to enjoy a row upon the water. All who attend will provide themselves with dinner, and all are invited. We have no doubt our Long Lake friends will have a jolly time.


28 June 1877, page 5, column 2

The Long Lake Union Club, at its regular meeting held on the 23d, elected the following officers:

President- Mrs. Mary Stearns

First Vice President- Miss M. E. Davis

Second Vice President- Wm. Miller

Rec. Secretary- Bertha Schanck

Fin. Secretary- Miss Theoda Sluyter

Treasurer- Warren Tilton


5 July 1877, page 5, column 3

The Long Lake Union Literary Club now numbers about 150 members, and is doing avast deal of good. Organized as a literary association by a few persons interested in such matters, it has grown in strength and increased in popularity until it now embraces vert many of the best citizens of the township. These social gatherings among the farmers are what is needed; and the literary feature of the club is a most excellent one, for it gives object and tone to the meetings, and as supplementary to our excellent schools may become an incalculable benefit to the children. Would it not be well for other towns to "go and do likewise?" Meetings of this character once a week or once in two weeks afford a pleasant means of social intercourse and intellectual improvement.


5 July 1877, page 5, column 4

[The Fourth of July]

Long Lake observed the day in a very appropriate manner. The Union Literary Club publicly installed their officers, and at the same time "celebrated" with the usual oration, music, dinner, etc. We have the promise of a report from this town, and therefore only refer briefly to the matter now.


12 July 1877, page 5, columns 2-3

THE FOURTH AT LONG LAKE- A few words of the celebration at this point may be of interest to some. The Long Lake Union Club, Miss Kate Greeno presiding, had charge of the matter, and all passed off most satisfactorily. The exercises commenced wuth martial music, led by Mr. Porter. Mrs. Frank Connine presided at the organ and led in vocal music to the delight of all. The Declaration of Independence was well read by master Frank Stearns, Miss M. E. Davis read in a masterly manner Will Carleton’s "How We Kept the Day," Mr. Carleton himself might learn a good lesson from her reading. L. H. Gage, Esq., orator of the day, honored himself and the occasion. His address was listened to with the greatest pleasure by all. Mrs. J. M. Neale installed the officers of the club as follows:

President, Mrs. Mary Stearns

First Vice President, Miss M. E. Davis

Second Vice President, Wm. Miller

Rec. Secretary, Bertha Schanck

Fin. Secretary, Miss Theoda Sluyter

Treasurer, Warren Tilton.

More than 300 people partook of the bountiful dinner that the ladies of Long Lake had provided. Mr. S. Greeno furnished cotillion music, and William Stearns and Westol Sluyter were active admirals of the lake squadron, furnishing all who wished a sail or a row on the lake.

The young and the old men, women, and children, participated in the celebration, and all were satisfied with the day.

30 August 1877, page 5, column 2

FROM LONG LAKE- The wheat crop in Long Lake this year is above the average in yield per acre, number of acres and quality. Oats are heavy, hay light, and only potatoes not a very good yield.

Prof. Morris has examined the bumps, and says our veneration is large. His lectures were well received.

A Sabbath school has been organized at the Central school house, with about forty members. The general wish is for its success.

The only entertainments to enliven the monotony of our rural homes are the meetings of the Long Lake Union Club once in two weeks, which are well attended.

An exodus from this town to Arkansas has been preparing for the last three months. At one time those interested boasted that twenty families were going. The pioneers of the colony have returned with the genuine Arkansas fever, and at this time only four or five families expect to go.


27 December 1877, page 5, column 3

From our Long Lake correspondent we learn that the Union Club held a very successful entertainment at the Central school house on Saturday evening. The Christmas tree was the great attraction for old and young, and the evening passed very pleasantly.

The election of club officers for the ensuing year took place at this time. The result was as follows:

President, Charles Tilton

First Vice President, Mrs. Hannah Stearns

Second Vice President, Hiram Brown

Recording Secretary, E. W. Munsil

Financial Secretary, Mrs. Clara Johnson

Treasurer, Mrs. Rose Coffield

Installation will be Jan. 6th, 1878. The club is prospering finely.


10 January 1878, page 5, column 1

ANOTHER PIG- Geo. Hardy, of Cedar Run, killed this one. It was five months old and weighed 180 pounds. Bring along your pigs, gentlemen.


10 January 1878, page 5, column 4


A Word from Arkansas, Long Lake, Jan. 7, 1878

EDITOR HERALD: About three months since the emigrants from this town to Arkansas met with our social organization for the last time and read letters to us praising the land which they were about to start for. On Saturday, the 5th, the following letter was read before the club, telling what one of them found and saw in Arkansas:

Perhaps you will be disappointed to learn that I am not in Arkansas. I went there and found it to be (to use a mild expression) a "sell," a perfect swindle. Greeno got to Muria a day or two before I did. His first expression to me was, "We are sold, sold the biggest kind." He said he "would not stay there if he had money to get away with." Give my respects to friends, and tell them what I say or let them see this letter. Alfred F. Hall, Henderson, Webster Co., Mo., 16 miles from Springfield.

Mr. Hall was a thrifty farmer in our town, but "got his foot in it: in his land trade. E.


31 January 1878, page 3, column 1

Messrs. Hannah, Lay & Co., have been bringing in their Long Lake lumber during the last week, but the sleighing is nearly worn out on the road, and it is "hard sledding."


31 January 1878, page 3, columns 3-4

EDITOR HERALD: No doubt your readers think if they were "outside" that everything would be lovely, and some are disposed to yearn after the "flesh pots of Egypt," and to say as one of old, "Why is it that former days were better than these?" I can say unto you that we are in the midst of financial distress, and it is hard to get work evern for one’s board. So that you need not look to the older States, thinking to find things as they were in former years. There is a general overhauling of old musty papers and old notes and accounts are diligently searched up and "put to grind," and the old records of the counties are diligently looked over to see if some chance will not show up a defective title to make a little money; and the lawyers are smacking their chops over the numerous litigations that are coming on with these hard times. And the Eastern Loan companies, through their agents here, are taking a fresh lease on this country, and fully four-fifths of the mortgages they take will get the land before three payments have become due, as there is no chance to make money "outside" now, and taxes are going higher all the time. Corn is worth 35 cents; hogs, live weight 3 cents; beef cattle, 3 cents; pats, 20 cents; potatoes, 30 cents; butter, 12 cents; chickens, per dozen, $2.25; wheat, $1.00, and other things in proportion. A good team will only bring $180 to $200. Not any money to speak of to borrow of private individuals, but the Eastern companies will lend all you want if you will get your life insured in their company and pay ten per cent twice a year and give a mortgage on your land at one-third its value.

The winter is very open here, but have had one cold spell that put the record to 21 degrees below zero at Richmond, Indiana. We are having an endless amount of mud and rain, and the weather is very changeable. Some sugar camps have been opened and are now being worked. Quite a number of people will move to the Traverse country in the spring, but the knowing ones shake their heads and say we will never be able to come back and buy the property we leave, as there is so much sand and cold up with you that nothing but lumbering can be successfully done. A great many think that Indiana is the only place where one can live decently, but if hard work and close economy will not make a living in Michigan, it will surprise. Yours truly, J. M. Thomas.


7 March 1878, page 5, column 2

EDITOR HERALD: At the club meeting held Saturday evening, March 2nd, Mrs. Wm. Lyon offered the following obituary tribute:

"The somber folds of the mysterious mantle of death having been laid over our well beloved friend Miss Arvilla Carter, we, the members of Long Lake Union Club, will cherish her memory, emulate her virtues, and in sorrow contemplate her youthful departure to ‘that undiscovered country from whose bourne no traveler returns.’ We give her afflicted father our sympathy."

After a few appropriate remarks, the reading os some well chosen selections, and music, the tribute was unanimously adopted as the feeling of the membership. Miss Carter was seventeen years of age, and was one of the Arkansas colony that went from this town.

Sugar making is around. One party claims to have made seven gallons of sweet from fifty trees last week. E.


21 March 1878, page 5, column 4

A temperate meeting will be held on Saturday evening, March 23d, at the Central School house, Long Lake. Traverse City people are invited. Let all go who can.

MARRIED- WELLS-HINKSON- At the residence of H. E. Berchard, in Traverse City, on Wednesday, the 20th of March 1878, by the Rev. M. M. Callen, Mr. Lester Wells, of Williamsburg, to Miss Helen Lavanchie Hinkson, of Traverse City.


28 March 1878, page 5, column 2

The Long Lake temperance meeting, on Saturday evening, proved a success, as appears by a line given elsewhere, from our correspondent in that town. We regret there should have been occasion for disappointment in not seeing their Traverse City friends there. A small party was made to go, but owing to unavoidable circumstances preventing one or two of the party attending, and a misunderstanding in regard to the teams on the part of the others, the matter failed. We’ll try it again.


28 March 1878, page 5, column 3

The temperance meeting at the Central school house in this town, on Saturday evening, was a success. After waiting a while for our Traverse City friends the meeting was called to order and the pledge read. Mrs. Hannah Stearns elected president and Miss Hattie Durga secretary. Forty signed the pledge and put on the red or white ribbon. Several spoke of the evils of intemperance in plain "mossback" oratory. The meeting was enjoyed by all who attended, and adjourned to meet April 20th, when it is hoped that old workers and new in this cause will attend. E. Long Lake, March 27.


4 April 1878, page 2, column 2

Election Returns- Long Lake Township- Supervisor, Jonathan W. Russell; Clerk, Ebb W. Munsell; Treasurer, Eugene V. Davis; Sup’t. Of Schools, John M. Benjamin; Justice (full term), James Brown; Justice (vacancy, three years), Wm. Lyon; Justice, (vacancy, two years), J. M. Benjamin; Com. of Highways, Henry D. Howard; School Inspector, Wm. W. Stearns; Director of the Poor, Eugene V. Davis; Constables, Jason Cummins, George Banks, Isaac M. Miller, Jonathan W. Russell.


18 April 1878, page 2, column 4


Proceedings of the Board of Supervisors-...By Supervisor Russell- WHEREAS, At the annual meeting of the Board of Supervisors in 1877 the county system of maintaining the Poor was changed to that of town and it was spoken of and intended that the insane should be kept by the county, but was not mentioned on the minutes; and as the township of Long Lake has been obliged to keep one Wilbur Schanck, a lunatic, on account of its not being on the minutes, therefore,

Resolved, That all insane persons are and hereafter shall be county charges,

On motion of Supervisor Franklin the above resolution was laid on the table...


18 April 1878, page 5, column 2

FROM LONG LAKE- The Central school house was well filled on Saturday evening, the 13th, by members of, and visitors to the Union Club. The prominent features of the evening’s entertainment were the Institution of Officers: Mrs. John M. Benjamin, President; Mrs. Lucy Munsel, 1st Vice President; Mr. Henry Johnson, 2nd Vice President; Mr. Dugal Carmichael, Rec. Secretary; Miss Hattie Durga, Financial Secretary; Mrs. C. T. Tilton, Treasurer. Also an explanation of Iron moulding and a few select readings. There will be a temperance meeting at the Central school house, on the 20th inst., at 7 o’clock p.m. The "iron clads" of Traverse City are expected to pay the Long Lake "ribbon clads" a visit.

Efforts are being made to organize a School District in the south west part of the town. Success to all such enterprises.


16 May 1878, page 5, column 2

MR. J. WILLOBEE, with whom many of our readers are acquainted, and who is engaged in peddling, carrying tin trunks which contain his goods, was, on the first of May, benighted in the town of Solon and got off the road. One of the trunks got open in some way and a pocket book was lost containing $29 in money and a note for $20 given by Elijah Stata and due Oct. 1, 1878. Mr. Willobee forbids any one negotiating the note, and a reward will be paid for the recovery of the pocket book and contents, which may be left with D. Matteson, at Hannah, Lay & Co’s store, or at Mrs. E. Willobee’s store, Cedar Run.


16 May 1878, page 5, column 4

There will be a meeting of the Long Lake Temperance Association at the Central school house on Saturday evening May 18th. A cordial invitation to the temperance workers of Traverse City is extended to meet with them and give them a word of encouragement. We hope it will be so that a delegation can go out.


13 June 1878, page 5, column 3

Cereal Reports, Etc., for Grand Traverse County: Long Lake

Acres of wheat in 1877- 193

Bushels of wheat in 1877- 2, 405

Average yield per acre in bushels- 13

Acres of wheat on ground, spring of 1878- 200

Acres of corn in 1877- 130

Acres of oats in 1877- 130

Acres of barley in 1877- None

Births in 1877- 14

Deaths in 1877- 3

Dogs assessed in 1878- 25


11 July 1878, page 5, column 1

July 4th, the officers of the Long Lake Literary Club were installed as follows:

President, Mrs. Lydia Carmichael.

1st Vice President, Mr. Charles Valleau.

2nd Vice President, Miss Mary Howard.

Rec. Secretary, Miss Emma Fillmore.

Financial Secretary, Mr. Burton Schanck.

Treasurer, Master Frank Stearns.

On Saturday evening last, the crew of the Long Lake Temperance jolly boat mustered at the Central school house and elected their officers as follows:

Captain, Mr. Warren Neal.

Mate, Mrs. E. V. Davis.

Recorder, Mr. J. M. Benjamin.

Purser, Mrs. Clarissa Fillmore.

Boatswain, Mr. Marshall Hallett.


22 August 1878, page 5, column 2

MRS. R. A. CAMPBELL, with a number of other ladies from Traverse City met the Ladies of Long Lake at the Central School House, August 23d and organized a ladies Christian Temperance Union. The officers elected were:

President, Mrs. E. G. Davis.

Vice President, Mrs. L. Carmichael.

2nd Vice President, Mrs. C. Filmore.

Rec. Secretary, Miss Emma Filmore.

Treasurer, Mrs. E. Lyon.

Cor. Secretary, Miss Mary Davis.

The Union starts with a membership of twenty-five. A business meeting will be held at the Central School house September 3d, 1878, at 3 o’clock P.M. E.


26 September 1878, page 5, column 1

It is expected there will be several match games of base ball during Fair week. We understand the Long Lake, Almira and other clubs will be in attendance.


26 September 1878, page 5, column 4

J. M. BENJAMIN, Sup’t of Schools for Long Lake township, notifies us that a public examination of teachers will be held at the Central school house, in the town of Long Lake, on Monday, the 7th of October 1878.


24 October 1878, page 5, column 2

DON’T forget the transfer of the Long Lake Jolly Boat Club at Campbell’s Hall, Saturday evening.


24 October 1878, page 5, column 4


Mill Burned

Cedar Run, Oct. 20, 1878

MR. EDITOR: The saw mill owned by Mr. George Hardy, of Cedar Run, was burned today at about 11 a.m. This is a serious loss, not only to Mr. Hardy, but to the community at large. It was the only custom mill of any importance within ten miles of this point, and the loss will fall heavily upon the farmers of the surrounding country. Great sympathy is felt for Mr. Hardy from the fact that he has been laboring under embarrassments, but by close attention to business, strict economy and hard work had succeeded in clearing off nearly all encumbrances and was about to reap some of the benefits of his hard labor. There was a shingle mill connected with the saw mill, which was also burned, together with [illegible] shingles. Total loss about $1,700. J. M. B.


1 May 1879, page 4, column 2

J. M. Thomas, has returned from a two weeks’ trip to Indiana, and reports a backward spring and cold weather there.

Carlos Howard, of Long Lake, who has been sick for several months is, we are glad to say, so far recovered as to be able to be around again.


29 May 1879, page 5, column 1

Ira H. Newman and J. B. Thacker have formed a copartnership and opened a general store at Kasson, Leelanaw county.


19 June 1879, page 5, column 4

More Statistics


Wheat acres in 1878- 336

Wheat bushels in 1878- 3,920

Wheat acres now in ground- 250

Corn acres in 1878- 184

Corn bushels in 18780 4,681

Oats acres in 1878- 167

Oats bushels in 1878- 2,579

Peas acres in 1878- 13

Peas bushels in 1878- 200

Potatoes acres in 1878- 60

Potatoes bushels in 1878- 6,150

Hay acres cut in 1878- 248

Hay tons in 18780 188

Sheep sheared in 1878- 14

Pounds wool sheared in 1878- 80

Milch cows- 100

Horses- 81

Cattle other than milch cows- 128

Sheep- 27

Hogs- 105

Apples acres in orchard- 30

Apples bushels sold in 1878- 130

Births- 14

Deaths- 5


7 August 1879, page 5, column 1

THANKS to Charles Valleau, of Long Lake, for a fine lot of black bass. Mr. Valeau caught half a hundred or more before sunrise one day this week. He must be an early riser- but then what won’t a man do to insure a good catch of black bass?

THERE will be a basket picnic and religious meeting under the charge of the Quakers, or Friends, in the grove near the Central school house, at the head of Long Lake, on Saturday and Sunday of the present week. A general invitation is extended.


7 August 1879, page 5, column 2


Quite a large number of Quaker families, mostly from Indiana, have within a short time purchased farms and settled in Long Lake and adjoining townships. The HERALD is glad to welcome these "Friends" to Grand Traverse. The members of this religious sect always prove peaceable, quite [sic], valuable citizens.


14 August 1879, page 5, column 1

The Quaker meetings noticed in last week’s HERALD, to be held at Long Lake Saturday and Sunday, were so successful that they are being continued in the school house. They will be kept us as long as the interest continues as great as now. They are mainly conducted by Mr. J. Hodgson.


23 October 1879, page 5, column 1

J. M. Thomas, of Long Lake, has sold in a short time 800 acres of land in that and adjoining towns to Indiana parties, mostly quakers, who will make homes of the farms they have bought.


23 October 1879, page 5, column 3

The mother and brother of J. M. Thomas, of Long Lake, who have been visiting with him for a short time, returned to their home in Henry county, Indiana, Monday morning. They were much pleased with Grand Traverse.


27 November 1879, page 5, column 1

Several weeks ago the HERALD noticed the fact that a new saw mill was to be put in on Louis Ruthard’s place, in Elmwood, Leelanaw county, one mile north of the old Hardy mill site, on cedar Run, by J. C. Shoop, of Bryan, O. Mr. Shoop has arrived with the mill and will probably have it in running order within two or three weeks. The farmers in the neighborhood naturally feel good over the prospects of increased business.


18 December 1879, page 5, column 2

Fire-The house of Eliphalet Fillmore, Long Lake, was entirely consumed by fire about five o'clock Saturday morning. Mr. Fillmore got up quite early, built a fire in the kitchen, and then started for a neighbor's house to secure his assistance in moving, since he intended to take his family into the lumber woods for the winter, having taken a contract for logging. Reaching the top of a hill, about eighty rods from the house he turned and saw flames proceeding from the kitchen chimney. He hurriedly retraced his steps, aroused his wife who had not yet risen, and upon reaching the kitchen found the flames making their way through the ceiling. The upper part of the house was all in a blaze by this time. In a few minutes the whole house was enveloped in flames. A few articles of clothing and furniture were secured, but there was little time to do anything. In a very short time nothing but a smoking mass was left. The house was a large, handsome frame farm house. The total loss will probably reach $1,600 to $1,800. Fortunately there was an insurance of $1,200 on the house. This is in the "Hartford," of which H.E. Steward is the agent here. The insurance was taken four [year]s ago and had one year to run. While this insurance will help Mr. Fillmore a good deal, yet the additional loss will fall heavily upon him, and he and his family have the sympathies of all their friends. The light from the fire was seen as afar away as Acme, 15 miles distant from the home site.


12 February 1880, page 5, column 2

We understand Norris’ new dam at Cedar Run, in Long Lake township, this county, broke away Friday of last week, and was seriously damaged. Mr. Norris had just completed his mill and we believe commenced sawing. This accident will prove quite a serious drawback, as the dam cannot be replaced this winter. Mr. Norris does not propose however to allow any unnecessary delay in his work and left Monday morning to purchase an engine, and will pit in a steam mill as soon as the machinery can be got.


19 February 1880, page 3, column 3



Report of School in District No. 2. The following is a report of school No. 2, Long Lake township, for the month ending February 6, 1880:

Number of boys enrolled, 12; number of girls enrolled, 11. Average daily attendance, 17. The following named pupils received a general average of over 80 per cent at the examination held by me at the close of the month: Frank Fillmore, Daniel Stearns, Herbert Brooks, Clara Stearns, Isaiah Shilling, Willard Stearns, Frank Stearns, Hattie Fillmore, Hattie State, Warren J. Tilton, Samuel Stata, and Alonzo Durga. The school board, patrons, and all other persons who fell an interest in the welfare of free schools, are cordially invited to visit us.

W. Smith, Teacher

Long Lake, Feb. 14, 1880


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I send a few lines from this part of Grand Traverse county, thinking they may not be without interest to many of the readers of the HERALD. With the exception of universal bad colds the general health of our township is good.

A very sad accident occurred on yesterday. Mrs. H. Brown whose husband was in the lumber woods, having occasion to look after some out door work in the morning, left a little four-year-old adopted daughter alone in the house, seated at the breakfast table. Mrs. Brown had only been out of the house a few moments, when she heard the screams of the child, and rushing in to ascertain the cause, found her enveloped in flames. She instantly threw a pail of water over her, extinguishing the fire, but the little sufferer was so badly burned that only death could deliver her from the fearful pain. She lived til about ten o'clock this morning. Rev. J. Smith will conduct the funeral services at school house No. 2, to-morrow at two o'clock. Much sympathy is felt and expressed for those whom this sad accident affect so nearly.- Mr. W. W. Stearns will probably meet with a severe loss in the death of a very valuable horse, which was kicked by another horse, while standing in the stable.- Edwin Fillmore, son of E. Fillmore, surprised his domestic circle by unexpectedly returning home last week. He has been traveling for the past two weeks in the western states.- The M. E. and friends' societies have been jointly holding a protracted meeting in the central schoolhouse. The members of both churches have been greatly edified, and strengthened. Several conversions have taken place and many backsliders have been reclaimed. We hope and trust all will continue faithful to the end.- The methodist society held their quarterly meeting at the above named school house on Saturday last, and the services were of unusual interest. Elder Eldred, of Traverse City, was present and delivered four of the deepest, practical sermons to which your correspondent ever had the pleasure of listening. Would that there were more such men in the world. The woman's christian temperance union hold their meetings in the same school house every two weeks. They are doing much good, and we heartily bid them God speed in their work. Every one is cordially invited to attend their meetings especially the W. C. T. U. of Traverse City. We will give a more detailed account of their work soon. W. S.

Long Lake, Feb. 20, 1880


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Editor Herald,

Dear Sir:-Health generally good except universal, unabating colds. Weather a little colder with mercury at 28 above zero, with little snow. The lumbermen in our town need snow as they still have considerable work to do. W. W. Stearns lost his horse which I noticed before as having been kicked. This is the second horse Mr. Stearns has lost in two years. Mrs. D. Whitsel, Mrs. J. M. Thomas and a few others of the denomination of friends are holding a series of meetings at Maple City. These meetings have been in progress about a week. Up to last Friday there were ten conversions and reclamations. The sisters engaged are earnest christian workers and they have the sympathy and support of all in their good work. As stated in my last I will give a brief account of the W. C. T. U. of this township. As perhaps a majority of the readers of the HERALD know, on the 23d of August, 1878, Mrs. R. A. Campbell, vice president of the W. C. T. U. of Grand Traverse county met, according to previous announcement, the ladies of Long Lake at school house No. 2, for the purpose of organizing a union. The organization was effected, a suitable pledge was presented and signed by Mrs. H. Stearns, Miss E. Fillmore, Mrs. E. G. Davis and Miss M. Davis. It was agreed that the union should meet every two weeks, and with few exceptions it has done so up to the present time. The space allotted to me in the columns of the HERALD is too short for me to enter into anything like a detailed account of their work from the time it had its rise to the present. However I will mention some of their work. The reading of suitable temperance selections from newspapers, tracts on temperance, also some of the lectures from some of our most able temperance Heralds are indulged in. Your correspondent read an address delivered by Hon. H. G. Reynolds, before the Peninsulas temperance union, Jan. 31st, that was published in the HERALD Feb. 12th, 1880, at their last meeting. There are a great many facts that are undeniable in that address, as you all know who read it. Suffice it to say, the temperance work is moving on very perceptibly in our locality. A cordial invitation is extended to all to "come and see."

W. S.

Long Lake, March 1, 1880


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Editor Herald:

Weather much cooler this morning than we have had for some time. Health pretty much the same as it was at my last writing.- Wm. Lyons, a well known citizen of our locality, is preparing to move to the south part of the state, Hillsdale county. He intends to stay for an indefinite length of time and has rented his farm to Jos. Durga.- Frank Fillmore set his fish-hook and line on our lake a few days since and on going to it found an extraordinary large fish on it. It was of the pickerel species.- A great many of the farmers have commenced to make sugar and syrup. Several of them are intending to manufacture it very extensively if the season proves favorable.- Mrs. Frank Connine returned home last week from a four weeks visit to her parents on the Peninsula.- The revival meetings at Maple City closed a few days since with the results as follows: They held ten sessions and visited fifteen families; there were twelve conversions and eight backsliders reclaimed. Eleven secessions were made to the friends' church and one to the M. E. church, while the entire church was greatly benefited and strengthened in the good work.- The foremen in the lumber camps have had to discharge a majority of their men on account of the mild weather. The prospects are that they will have to finish their jobs during the summer.- The following is a report of school No. 2 for the month ending March 6, 1880: Number enrolled, 25; number of regular attendants, 20; average daily attendance, 19. H. W. Brooks, W. Stearns, F. C. Stearns and D. W. Stearns have not been absent a day for over three months. At the examination held by me on the 6th inst., the general average of some of the pupils was as follows: H. W. Brooks, 96 3/4; F. Stearns, 96; F. Fillmore, 95; D. W. Stearns, 94; A. Durga, 88 3/4; I. Shilling, 86; Wm. Stearns, 88; S. Stata, 92; C. Stearns, 82 1/2; H. Stata, 82; H. Fillmore, 81 2/3; W. Tilton 80, and A. B. Hallett 76 2/3 per cent. A cordial invitation is extended to all, and more especially to the school board and the patrons, to come and visit us. W. S.

Long Lake, March 8, 1880


11 March 1880, page 3, column 1

In Mr. Conor’s sale to Mr. Harvey of his farm, noticed elsewhere in these columns, he took in part pay the H. E. Steward house, on Washington street and will be soon as Mr. Steward moves to the farm he recently purchased of Mr. Harvey, remove his family into town and occupy this house.


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J. L. Conor during the last week sold his fine suburban farm of forty acres, one quarter of a mile from the village plat, on the Long Lake road, to D. J. Harvey. and Mr. Harvey has re-sold to C. K. Buck, who make it his home. It is a delightful spot, and will make a charming residence. Mr. Conor purchased this piece of land of Mr. Leach just before Mr. leach’s removal south, and has since built a fine house and otherwise improved it.


11 March 1880, page 3, column 2

We are requested to publish the following resolutions, adopted at a recent meeting of the W.C.T.U. of Long Lake:

WHEREAS, State conventions of the political parties are soon to convene, this fact reminds us that in every ward of the cities and in the villages and townships in the rural parts of the state the primary meetings and caucuses will be held for the purpose of electing delegates to the county and from them to state conventions. Wishing to know our friends and where to find them, therefore,

Resolved, That delegates to county and nominating conventions who have signed a total abstinence pledge and are true to its requirements, are requested to wear the red ribbon while attending conventions.

Resolved, That as members of the W.C.T.U. of Long Lake we take pleasure in recording the fact that six of the eight delegates who represent this town in county conventions last year wore the total abstinence badge.


18 March 1880



Editor Herald:

Weather cooler, thermometer gives it 8 above zero this morning; snow four or five inches deep. Health not as good as it has been for some weeks past. Mary A., the seven weeks old child of J. and A. Johnson, died on Friday, the 12th inst., with a species of sore mouth. The funeral services were held at No. 2 schoolhouse on Saturday, at 10:30 a.m. They were conducted by Rev. C. W. Smith of Traverse City. The neighbors of the bereaved parents showed due respect to them by all attending the services, making a large concourse of people.--Wm. Limbert, a brother of Mrs. Daniel Whitsel, arrived here on Friday last, from Randolph Co., Ind. He intends to make this place his home for an indefinite length of time. His main object in coming is for his health. He is a very estimable young man, and we extend him a cordial welcome.--The members of this, as well as some other communities, are raising means for the purpose of defraying the expenses of Rev. Jonathan Hodgens, a well known quaker minister of Cherry Grove, Randolph county, Ind. to this place. He spent a portion of last season here and his services were so beneficial and instructive, that the people feel under a religious obligation to do something for him in a financial way that they may enjoy the same the coming season.--On Saturday last a drove of four bears passed through our settlement. Several sport loving fellows started in pursuit of them on the same day. I am informed that out of the four the "boys" brought in three on the same day; they are still on the chase after the fourth. They say they have had several shots at him but they have not as yet got him. Some of the pursuers who are not as brave as some hunters that we have read of complained that their guns would discharge of their own accord in every direction except the direction of the game, especially when they were in close proximity to it. It is rather strange why they would be unruly at such time.

W. S. Long Lake March 15, 1880


25 March 1880



Weather fine; snow pretty much gone, except in the woods. Yesterday was a fine sugar day; all who had camps, that had not already tapped the trees, did so.--Wild pigeons are beginning to come in large flocks. The supposition is that they will be uncommonly numerous this spring, owing to the abundant crop of shack last fall, a great amount of which is still in the woods. A great many are preparing to secure large numbers of them by catching them in nets. Taking them in this manner has in time past proven to be a lucrative business to a great many.--Our winter wheat looks well, considering the kind of winter we have had.--J. L. Murray, one of W. W. Stearns' lumbermen, met with a serious accident last Tuesday. He was hauling logs to the lake and was going for his first load, driving at a good gait and sitting on the front bolster of his sled with his legs hanging down. He had only gone a short distance when one of his legs came in contact with a stump and was badly broken.--On the same day another drove of bears passed near the above named camp.-- Geo. Valleau is making preparations to open a boarding house for the season for the accommodation of health seekers and sportsmen.-- On last Friday evening several of the friends of W. W. Stearns met at his residence and spent the evening in a very enjoyable manner. Miss Eva Brooks was one of the number and favored the company with several selections of very fine music.

Long Lake, March 23, 1880 W. S.


8 April 1880



Beautiful spring weather for many days past. Sugar making has been suspended until another freeze. Health generally very good. Farmers are beginning to think of seed time, and those who have fallows are busy getting them ready for the plow; many are also repairing their fences.--The pigeon hunter is scouring the woods selecting suitable locations for baiting his game. We have also noticed some few boats on our beautiful lake, and those in them were trying their hand with the fishing rod. The ice however is still covering the main body of the lake, but is fast disappearing under the warm spring rays of the sun. there were numerous egg devouring parties in our vicinity last Sunday week. Your correspondent with many others would be well pleased if Easter Sunday would come oftener than it does.--The cry wild geese, etc., etc., was heard on last Thursday; but when the parties called to surveyed the heavens and saw no geese, they remembered to their chagrin that it was April fool's day.--Several, or a few however, of our "Women's Rights" folks went and listened with breathless interest to the lecture delivered at Traverse City by Elizabeth Cady Stanton. One gentleman was so enraptured with it that almost all that you can get out of him since, is something Mrs. Stanton said. He thinks that promise left in holy writ to the tobacco devourers is very consoling.--Our W.C.T.U. is still actively engaged in the cause of temperance. Several of John B. Gough's lectures on the subject of temperance have been read from time to time in their meetings. They truly are very instructive and beneficial. An invitation is still extended to all, to come and see what we are doing.--A few of D. B. Whitesell's friends were invited a few evenings since to go to his residence and he would furnish them with hickory nuts to their hearts' content, which he did; we like such invitations.--Rev. J. Hodgens of the friends church will arrive here from Ind. this week, and will preach at Cedar Run next Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock.

Long Lake, April 5, 1880 W.S.


15 April 1880, page 5, column 1

THANKS to Justice Stata of Long Lake for samples of maple sugar as good as the best.


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We are having a very fine weather since the last snow storm. The maple sap is running at a good rate; many are of the opinion that there will be as much sugar made from now on, as has already been manufactured. Health very good throughout our section. The ice all departed from Long Lake last Friday, the earliest that it has, with the exception of two years since, for a number of years.-- A few of our "boys" shouldered their guns on Friday last and set out for some pigeons. They reported that they had a fine time, and more especially at dinner, as they roasted quite a number of pigeons. One of the party suggested that they roast them Indian style, which suited. This way consists in hanging them over the fire, feathers, and all, and let them remain until broiled, but before this operation was completed, a few concluded they didn't wish any pigeon. They also reported that they saw almost as many pigeon hunters as pigeons. More than fifty passed by on the Long Lake road one day last week.--Rev. Mr. Smith of Traverse City delivered a very interesting discourse yesterday at No. 2 school house, from the text, "Come unto me all ye that labor, and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest." Also Rev. J. Hodgens preached to a large congregation at Cedar Run yesterday. His subject was "faith" principally, which was handled in a masterly manner.

W. S. Long Lake, April 12, 1880


22 April 1880, page 5, column 1

LONG LAKE republican caucus next Saturday at 7 o’clock p.m., instead of 2 p.m., as first stated. Note the change in the call at head of these columns.


22 April 1880, page 5, column 3

As a matter of record we give below the vote in Grand Traverse county by townships on the constitutional amendments submitted at the late election:

LONG LAKE, Yes 21, No 23, total 44


22 April 1880



The sun shines warm and bright this morning, contrasting strongly with the storms of the last few days. High winds and a chill atmosphere have interfered with work and pleasure.--A great many children on this shore of the lake have had and are having chicken pox, but no serious cases have been reported. Also on the southern shore they are having measles quite extensively, but are now nearly convalescent.--The neighbors of Peter Umlor, the young man who was killed by lightning last week deeply feel his loss and his relatives have the sympathies of all. It is indeed a solemn instance of the uncertainty of life.--The rains we have had recently have been of great benefit to the wheat, and the prospect is fair for a good crop.--A good many potatoes that were buried last fall are being taken out in bad condition. It is thought they were not covered deep enough.--J. D. Harvey has been repairing the Long Lake mill, and will soon commence sawing.--The late snow storms disturbed the pigeons somewhat, and it was feared they might leave. Such has not been the case however, and they are still numerous. Yours truly, W. S. Long Lake April 20, 1880


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The Long Lake republican caucus was held last Saturday evening. The attendance was large and the campaign well opened. Prof. L. Roberts of Traverse City was present and made a rousing stalwart speech, and a republican club was organized, the first club of the campaign in the county. Long Lake will show a good record in November. E. V. Davis, Marshall Hallett and Elijah Stata were elected delegates to the county convention to be held on Tuesday.


29 April 1880



We have been having plenty of rain for some few days past, which makes the wheat and grass look very green. The farmers are busy plowing and sowing spring wheat, the greater part of which, I think, is already in the ground. Considerable gardening has also been done.--Health generally very good, with the exception of measles and chicken pox. The majority of the cases are convalescent.--A pair of twins put in an appearance at Dave Ware's a few days ago. Dave is happy.--School commences at No. 2 school house next week. It is reported that several children are going to attend the above school from other districts. I wish to say, as teacher, I give you a cordial invitation to come, as many as can, and I will endeavor to do you good. I also wish to say to all the patrons of this district, Send as many of your children as you possibly can, every day of the ensuing term, and help us in the work.--Your correspondent, with some others of this neighborhood, visited, during the past week, the pigeon rookery, through curiosity; and I must say it is a very beautiful sight for any one who never saw the like before. I should think the number of nests in each tree would run from eight to fifteen. There seems to be some three or more grades in the nesting; some nests have eggs in them, others have birds just hatched, and still others large squabs that would make splendid "squab pie." they are taking those of the latter size now by the hundreds.--Mr. L. Roberts of Traverse City entertained the people of this township last Saturday evening very agreeably at No. 2 school house.

W. S. Long Lake, April 27, 1880


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Dear Sir--Yesterday was a very warm day for the season, and just the kind we want to bring on the wheat and grass, etc. It was feared that the recent "cold snap" would damage the fruit, but I think it has done no harm in that direction.--Health good, with the exception of still a few cases of measles and chicken pox; as yet they have not amounted to much. Warren J. Tilton has been suffering for some days past with a felon on his thumb.--The Long Lake saw mill commences operations next Tuesday. It, as usual, will be managed by J. D. Harvey. The different lumber camps are still in operation. It will be some months yet before they will have completed their contracts.--School opened yesterday, and the prospect is fair for a good attendance. There is talk of a writing school being taught at No. 2 school house, commencing next Monday evening.--J. Hodgens delivered another excellent discourse at Cedar Run school house last Sabbath at 10:30 a.m.; also one at Long Lake school house, at 3 o'clock of the same day. He expects to preach alternately during the summer of the above named points. Yours respectfully, W. S. Long Lake, May 4th, 1880


6 May 1880, page 5, column 2

[Appointments to Grand Traverse county agricultural society fair committee]: Long Lake: E. V. Davis, J. W. Russell.


13 May 1880, page 5, column 1

THANKS to Mrs. M. A. Hildebrandt of Long Lake for a quantity of nice pieplant.


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We are still having splendid growing weather. It is surprising how fast the shrubs and trees of every description are leafing out. The forest presents a very picturesque scene. The wild flowers of every description , almost, are in bloom. Health generally good. There are however a few cases of measles yet. The farmers are busy plowing for corn, some intend to plant soon. Corn would certainly do well in the ground if it continues as warm as it has been a few days past. The thermometer arose to 90 one day last week.--Numerous fish are being taken every night that the wind is calm enough for spearing. It is very fine sport to take them in this manner.--D. B. Whitesell had a logging "bee" yesterday. His neighbors turned out in numbers, like neighbors ought on all such occasions. We think we have about the most accommodating citizens in long Lake that there are in Grand Traverse.--Mr. Smith of Traverse City delivered a very interesting sermon last Sunday at No. 2 school house. His subject was sanctification.--The following is the report of the attendance and punctuality of school No. 2 for the week ending Friday the 8th: 100 per cent; No. enrolled up to date, 19. The interest that is manifested on the part of the scholars is very encouraging. More anon.

W. S. Long Lake, May 11, 1880


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Dear Sir--The showers we have had in the last few days have done an untold amount of good to vegetation. We would be very thankful for about four times the amount, as it will take about that much to give the corn a start. Some of the nights have been so cool that fear of frost has been entertained by many. The farmers are principally through planting corn.--Young pigeons are flying in countless numbers. They fly so very low that the boys are killing them with clubs.--The fish in our lake are bedding in great numbers close to the shores. A great many of them are caught off their beds; now is the time to catch them with hook and line.--Boat riding has been indulged in considerably. Long lake is certainly one of the most beautiful for that purpose that there is in the state.--Mrs. Granger and her two daughters, from Chicago, are visiting relatives in our neighborhood.--The W. C. T. U. are still earnestly engaged in the cause and extend a cordial invitation to all to come and help in the work.--The school at No. 2 is still increasing, both in numbers and interest. For the week ending May 21 the number enrolled was 21; average daily attendance, 19. An examination was held on Friday last, the questions being selected from what they had gone over during the past four months. The following are the names of those who received a general average over 75 per cent.: H. A. Stata, Frank Stearns, D. W. Stearns, C. L. Stearns, W. M. Stearns, H. C. Fillmore, A. B. Hallett, E. Johnson, I. Shilling, W. J. Tilton, H. W. Granger, E. Stearns, E. Neal and E. A. Neal.

W. S. Long Lake, May 24, 1880


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Editor Herald,

We are still having fine growing weather, and have had a few refreshing showers recently which has and is telling wonderfully on the wheat, grass, oats, etc. We have a few lots of corn that is large enough to be cultivated. As far as we know there is a good stand of corn.- Health very good generally, although there is yet now and then one who has the measles.- The friends of Mr. Smith of Traverse City expressed their thankfulness to him for his ministerial work in our neighborhood in the past, by making a social gathering at Mr. E. Stata's residence last Wednesday evening. There were upwards of forty persons in attendance. Each one brought provisions, and a fine table was spread and all partook largely of the well prepared food. And this was not all the way they expressed their thankfulness to him; they put their hands into their pockets and contributed of their money, each one according to the dictates of his or her own mind, until they had given eleven dollars.- There will be a meeting of all those who are interested in celebrating the 4th of July, from the different townships of the county of Grand Traverse on Saturday evening, June 12, 1880, at No. 2 school house in Long Lake township, for the purpose of selecting those who are the most suitable to make arrangements for said memorable occasion. It is very much desired, that all, who conveniently can, will be present at said meeting, as we earnestly hope to celebrate the anniversary of that time honored event in such a manner that it will be a time long to be remembered by the patriotic listeners of our county. The W. C. T. U. met again at their place of meeting on last Sunday. There were but few in numbers present, but the exercises were of the most interesting character of any previous meeting that we have had the pleasure of attending. Two suitable selections were read, one by Miss Eva Brooks and the other by Mrs. D. Carmichael. The manner in which they were read did no little credit to the readers. The selections pointed out in a very clear manner the first steps a victim of intemperance took in that road, at the termination of which is hell. They also noticed the effect that intemperance has upon the God-like nature of a man or woman, also the blighting effect that it has upon the future wordly career in whatsoever direction it might be, of such an unhappy person; and especially noticed in every effective manner, the heart-rending effect it has upon the domestic circle, and other points to numerous to mention. Messrs. C. D. Brooks and E. V. Davis are appointed readers of selections for the next session. W.S.

Long Lake, May 31, 1880


10 June 1880, page 5, column 1

A pocket book was found on Friday forenoon on the Long Lake road between D. C. page’s and Mr. Huelmantell’s places. The owner can recover the same by applying at the HERALD office and proving property.


10 June 1880



The weather is much cooler since the recent heavy rains. If it does not get cool enough to frost many will be thankful. All kinds of growing crops look well. Most, if not all, the farmers are through planting, and some of them have commenced to cultivate their corn.--Health as usual, which is good thro'out this entire section of the country.--Quite a storm of wind attended the rain on last Saturday evening. There was not much damage done in our township, but a large amount of timber was blown down between here and Traverse City. We have not learned of any damage done otherwise.--The grove meeting held in our neighborhood by the friends and methodists, which began on last Thursday and continued until Sunday evening, was interesting but both very largely attended, owing to so much damp weather. Mr. Smith of Traverse City gave a few entertaining sermons, also Mr. J. Hodgens of our neighborhood. Don't forget to be present at the meeting next Saturday evening at No. 2 school house to make arrangements for the fourth.

W. S. Long Lake, June 7, 1880


24 June 1880, page 5, column 1

L. Roberts will orate at Long Lake and T. W. Browne at Almira.


24 June 1880, page 5, column 4


To the Citizens of Long Lake:

I will be at Long Lake to the celebration of July 4th with Soda Water and Lemonade; also a few fire works and try to help along the fun and noise. R. A. CAMPBELL


Citizens of Traverse:

On Saturday, July 3d, I shall not run my Bakery wagon around. Remember and get what you want Friday, or come to the store Saturday. R. A. CAMPBELL


24 June 1880, page 5, column 4




The heavy storms have done much damage to roads, but our pathmaster, E. Wyckoff, has been busy putting them in shape again.--At a meeting to arrange for the celebration of the fourth. E. V. Davis in the chair, a committee of seven on arrangement was appointed as follows: W. W. Stearns, J. M. Benjamin, J. M. Thomas, Mrs. John Stearns and Mrs. P. Coffield. Thirteen of the oldest citizens were chosen to represent the thirteen original states as follows: D. C. D. Brooks, I. Chase, H. Hendricks, J. Hodgens, E. Cummings, Geo. Hardy, U. Huelmantel, A. H. Masters, A. C. Munsell, E. Stata, W. Thayey, E. Wyckoff and Geo. Valleau. One of their number will read the declaration. The oration is to be delivered by L. Roberts of Traverse City. The Long Lake W. C. T. U. will be represented by Mrs. D. Carmichael, Miss Mary Davis and Miss Eva Brooks. Their duty will be to select and read appropriate temperance articles. Miss Eva Brooks and Miss C. L. Stearns will furnish the instrumental music, these ladies will also see that competent persons are engaged as singers. It was decided to have a basket picnic with a table for those who wish it. It is hoped the attendance will be large.--The W. C. T. U. met again last Sunday. Miss Eva Brooks and Miss Mary Davis were chosen delegates to the Reed City convention.--School is progressing well. Average daily attendance for the last week was 201-5 (sic).--Harvest is close upon us. A few farmers have been cutting clover. The meadows look well. Some of our farmers have cultivated corn the second time.--A. M. Kidder from central Indiana moved in last week with his family. He belongs to the class of citizens we are glad to welcome among us.--A few sportsmen have made their appearance.

W. S. Long Lake, June 21.


To the Citizens of Long Lake:

I will be at Long Lake to the celebration of July 4th with Soda Water and Lemonade; also a few fire works and try to help along the fun and noise. R. A. CAMPBELL


1 July 1880



Editor Herald:

Vegetation looks well. The farmers are busy at haying. Corn is in good condition. Wheat will be ready to harvest in a week or ten days if the weather holds good.- The Long Lake saw mill will be closed Saturday so the boys can celebrate. Great preparations are being made for the celebration and a grand good time may be expected. Prof. L. Roberts of Traverse City will deliver the oration.- Rev. J. Hodgens preached a first class temperance sermon yesterday at number two school house. The W. C. T. U. also met yesterday again. Their exercises were very interesting. The report of the delegate to the Reed City convention was very satisfactory. We are also having one of the most interesting Sabbath schools in the county at number two school house; Mr. D. B. Whitesell is superintendent. W.S. Long Lake, June 28, 1880


8 July 1880



Farmers are busy securing their hay and crops generally are looking tip-top.--Lots of fun on the lake fishing now.--Berries of all kinds in greatest abundance, ripe and yet to ripen.--The celebration of the fourth held at this place was a grand success. The weather being as favorable as could be desired, the people began to assemble at an early hour from all directions. R. A. Campbell of Traverse City was one of the number that was early on the ground with fireworks and refreshments, and the boys soon availed themselves of the favorable opportunity for making a noise, which they did very credibility. The exercises began at about 11:30 a.m. with singing by the choir, after which a march was played by Miss Eva Brooks and the gentlemen who were chosen to represent the thirteen colonies marched upon the platform prepared for them. An earnest prayer was offered by Rev. J. Hodgens. Mr. E. Wyckoff then read the declaration of independence; then a song. After which Miss Mary Davis read a temperance selection, excellent in every respect; then a song, and another temperance selection read by Mrs. D. Carmichael; singing again by the choir. Mr. D. C. D. Brooks then introduced the orator of the day, Mr. L. Roberts of Traverse City, to the audience. After the oration, which was sound and patriotic, a song was sung and a march was played, and Mr. E. V. Davis headed the representatives of the colonies and marched them to a dinner such as only Grand Traverse people know how to provide. The table would accommodate 130 at a time. The way the good things disappeared was really amazing. After dinner and a social good time, the Traverse City choir together with the Long Lake choir gave some very fine music, which ended he exercises of the day. It was a time, we think, that will long be remembered by those who were present. The very best order prevailed during the day through the management of W. W. Stearns.

W. S. Long Lake, June (sic) 5, 1880


15 July 1880



Harvesting is the order of the day. Owing to so much rainy weather it is progressing slowly, especially haying. Quite a large amount of hay is at the present time down taking the dampness.-- Health good, as a general thing, but notwithstanding, we have been called to witness the burial of two of our number the past week. Mrs. Hattie Curtis the young wife of A. Curtis, died last Monday. She was a lady held in the highest esteem by all who knew her. She was one of the charter members of the Long Lake W. C. T. U. That body deeply mourn her loss. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Mr. Smith of Traverse City, at the Central school house on Tuesday. She was interred in the new cemetery near the above named school house. The bereaved husband and friends have the true sympathy of all who were acquainted with the deceased. The eleven months old child of E. Mead died last Wednesday with the measles. The remains were also interred in the above named cemetery (sic). The funeral services were conducted by the baptist minister of Traverse City at No. 2 school house on Thursday. The sorrowing parents have the sympathy of their neighbors and friends.-- An old "grizzly" so frightened a horse of Mr. D. Wares a few evenings since as to make him jump the fence that enclosed the lot he was in; by so doing he was damaged considerably. Bruin was not content with this but made for the "henery" and made a full meal on an old hen and her brood.--All those who have made arrangements to keep sportsmen along our lake are crowded full.

Long Lake, July 13, 1880 W. S.


15 July 1880, page 5, column 2

QUITE a serious but as no lives were lost, after all a fortunate accident occurred at Hannah, Lay & Co’s., Long Lake mill on Monday. The main shaft broke close to the engine and the cylinder head was blown out through the building forty feet or more. The engine is badly wrecked, we understand. Fortunately no one was injured, but the damage to the machinery is considerable.



15 July 1880, page 5, column 2

The report of births and deaths in Grand Traverse county for 1879 as reported by the supervisors is as follows:

LONG LAKE: Births 8, Deaths 5


15 July 1880, page 5, column 3

we give below complete census returns on population for Grand Traverse county, and for convenience of comparison returns for 1870 and 1874:

LONG LAKE- 1870- 333, 1874- 275, 1880- 455


15 July 1880, page 5, column 5


From the records of the Long Lake W.C.T.U., July 11, 1880:

While we are in the strength and vigor of life, sister Hattie D. Curtis has been called to cross the dark, mysterious river of death. She departed this life on the 5th inst. and the obsequies took place at the Central school, house on the 6th. We placed bright flowers on her casket, accompanied with the prayer, "Sister of the W.C.T.U. may you rest in peace."

WHEREAS, our esteemed sister Hattie Durga Curtis rests in that bourn from whence no traveler returns, may we emulate her virtues and link her memory in our hearts with the golden chain of affection.

Resolved, That to the grieving mother, and heart stricken father, the bereaved husband and all sorrowing relatives and friends we extend our hands in heart felt sisterly sympathy. L. A. Carmichael, Sec’y.



15 July 1880, page 5, column 4

County Crop Report for 1879


Land in Farms Improved- 1,574

Land in Farms Unimproved- 4,301

Wheat acres in 1879- 327

Wheat bushels in 1878- 3,920

Wheat acres now in ground- 250

Corn acres in 1878- 184

Corn bushels in 18780 4,681

Oats acres in 1878- 167

Oats bushels in 1878- 2,579

Peas acres in 1878- 13

Peas bushels in 1878- 200

Potatoes acres in 1878- 60

Potatoes bushels in 1878- 6,150

Hay acres cut in 1878- 248

Hay tons in 18780 188

Sheep sheared in 1878- 14

Pounds wool sheared in 1878- 80

Milch cows- 100

Horses- 81

Cattle other than milch cows- 128

Sheep- 28

Hogs- 142

Apples acres in orchard- 90

Births- 8

Deaths- 5


12 August 1880



There is a small amount of oats and spring wheat yet to be harvested but harvest work throughout our town is as a general thing pretty well done. Some have already commenced plowing for winter wheat. We are in the midst of the blackberry season; every opening in the woods is filled with berries of the most luxuriant growth. The sportsman boom on the lake still boometh and visitors seem to be enjoying themselves in the superlative degree.--W. M. Stearns shot a very large eagle one day last week on one of the islands of Long Lake. He brought it down at a distance of twenty-one rods. It measured seven feet and one inch from tip to tip.--We noticed an account in a recent HERALD of some old relics. We also have a few in our neighborhood. Mrs. H. Stearns has some articles of iron ware that have been in constant use over forty-four years, also a lamp that been in use over twenty years. In that time it has fallen at two different times from a shelf some 7 1/2 or eight feet from the floor, no part of it receiving damage except the chimney. We will bear in mind that it was made when men were honest. --Quite a number of our young men went to Petoskey yesterday. They were all highly pleased with the trip in every respect.--On last Saturday week Mr. D. C. D. Brooks and family (including Mrs. Childs, his daughter), Mr. W. W. Stearns and family, Mrs. D. B. White and a few others spent a very pleasant day on Long lake. They took their baskets, well filled with everything suitable for such an occasion, and ate their contents on Bound Island. They also caught a nice lot of fish.--Mrs. Marion and her daughter from Kalamazoo, are visiting Mr. W. W. Stearns.

W. S. August 9, 1880



HOWARD- At Long Lake, Thursday morning, Aug. 12, 1880, Mrs. Emma Howard, wife of Charles Howard and daughter of Thomas Brockway, aged 23 years. Funeral tomorrow at 2 p.m. at the baptist church.


Alex Smith of Winchester, Ind., father of Webster Smith of Long Lake, arrived with his family a few days ago and will probably remain in the country some time.


26 August 1880



The potato crop will be much lighter than was anticipated, on account of the dry weather.- The five weeks' old child of Abner Curtis died on the 8th instant with quick consumption. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Mr. Smith of Traverse City at the Central school house. The bereaved father has the true sympathy of all. The hand of Providence seems to be heavily laid upon him, as it has only been about four weeks since his wife died.- On last Saturday week upwards of 35 relatives and friends of Mrs. E. Fillmore met at her residence to celebrate her 65th anniversary. A bountiful table was spread, and all partook of the good things thereon.- Mrs. L. M. Boise, the state missionary of the W. C. T. U., delivered a very fine discourse upon the temperance question at the Central school house on the evening of the 14th inst. The W. C. T. U. of Long Lake met again last Sunday. Their exercises were of a very interesting character. They elected as delegates to attend the temperance convention at Cadillac the following named persons: Mrs. E. Wyckoff, Mrs. E. V. Davis and Mrs. D. Carmichael. The temperance work with us is prospering, from all appearances.- The mother of W. W. Stearns is lying very low with inflammation of the lungs. It is hoped, however, that with careful treatment she will recover.- The M. E. society will hold their quarterly meeting at the Central school house, as usual, on Sept. 11 and 12. It is hoped that there will be a good attendance.- Blackberries still continue numerous, while apple, peach, plum and pear trees are loaded with the most luxurious growth of fruit.- Quite a number of our teachers will attend the county institute. Yours respectfully, W.S.

August 23, 1880


9 September 1880



Threshing is about over, and farmers are cutting corn and getting ready to sow wheat, a few have already begun sowing. Those who have plum and peach orchards are busy taking care of the fruit which is simply magnificent.- Mrs. L. A. Carmichael, one of the delegates to the fourth annual meeting of the W. C. T. U. of the ninth congressional district, held at Cadillac August 27-8-9, 1880, gave a detailed account of their work to the union yesterday, which was very interesting and instructive.- A large number of Indianians are paying their friends a transient visit in this section, at present. They seem to be highly pleased with the country. Some of them talk of locating. The teachers who attended the institute at Traverse City from this section are highly pleased with the instruction that they received. W.S.

Long Lake, Sept. 6, 1880


7 October 1880, page 3




The measles have again made their appearance in our neighborhood. With this exception the health of our community is good. The farmers have begun to husk their corn, which is a fair yield and of good quality. All the early potatoes are dug, or nearly so. The yield is not so large as was anticipated. Wheat looks very well, especially the early sown.

Mrs. D. B. Whitesell is making preparations to make her parents a visit in the eastern-central part of Indiana. She anticipates staying all winter. Also Rev. J. Hodgens and wife are preparing to return to their home in Indiana.--E. V. Davis is in the south part of the state buying sheep to stock his farm. He intends purchasing from 300 to 400.--W.W. Stearns has sold his farm near the central school house, and intends going west next season. We regret to part with so good a citizen.--E. Brown is putting up a nice cottage on his farm.--Mrs. E. Fillmore went to look for eggs. the other morning, and found one which was somewhat remarkable in size. She took it to the house and on breaking it found that there were three yolks in it.--Mr. Ferris, of Grand Rapids, spoke at a rousing republican meeting at the central school house, a week ago last Saturday. A deep interest was manifested by most present in the questions of the campaign.--It is rumored that Perry Hannah plans to attach a shingle mill to the Long Lake saw mill soon.--Our town supt. of schools will hold a public examination for those wishing certificates to teach in the public schools of our town, on next Saturday beginning at 9 o'clock a.m.


Yours Respectfully W. S.


21 October 1880



Samuel Stata has killed two deer within a few days- better than most of our boys have done in the same time.- E. Brown has the house he is building on his farm enclosed. It makes a good appearance.- J. Johnson has sold eighty acres of his farm to Dr. Boone of Maple City, who intends moving upon it soon.- J. M. Thomas informs us he has recently traded 1,000 acres of land in Arkansas for a like amount of land in northern Michigan.- Rev. J. Hodgson preached his farewell sermon at Central school house last Sunday. A neck-tie social will be given for his benefit next Friday evening at Geo. Valleau's. All are invited to come and bring their baskets, and prepared to do something besides for Mr. Hodgson. W.S.

Long Lake, October 18, 1880.


4 November 1880



Rev. John Cook of Hamilton county, Ind., has been here the past week looking for a location, and also while here he has held a series of meetings in the central school house. They were well attended and a good interest was manifested by all. He was favorably impressed with the Grand Traverse region and will buy one or more farms and locate shortly.- J. Kidder, recently from Indiana, is back on business, but will return this week.- J. M. Thomas intends going to Arkansas on the 9th of this month to look after some land.- John Overman moved with his family to Indiana last week.- A call was made by J. Benjamin for all the soldiers to meet at the central school house on last Saturday evening for the purpose of organizing a boys in blue club.- The necktie social was well attended at G. Valleau's and over $10 was contributed to the support of Rev. J. Hodgson.- The friends' quarterly meeting, which was held at Winchester, Ind., last Saturday week, established a preparative meeting at the head of Long Lake, Mich., and a suitable committee was appointed to attend the formal opening thereof. W.S.

November 1, 1880


18 November 1880



The six year old daughter of Dr. Boons died last Wednesday night, with either diphtheria or the measles. The remains were buried in the cemetery north of the central school house. The services were conducted by Rev. J. Johnson of Indiana. --The committee set apart by the Winchester quarterly meeting of friends to attend the opening of a preparative and the establishing of a monthly meeting, came and opened the preparatives on last Wednesday and Thursday, one at Maple City by the name of Pleasant Grove and the other at Long Lake by the same name. Also they established a monthly meeting at Long Lake by the same name to be held on the first Saturday in each month. D. C. D. Brooks and W. Smith were appointed as delegates to attend the second annual meeting of the Grand Traverse county Sunday school association.--Miss Clara L. Stearns made a birthday social a few evenings since and invited several of her friends. The evening was enjoyed by all present. G. Hardy started his saw mill a few days ago. We have noticed considerable lumber being drawn to Traverse City from E. Ransom's and Mr. Norris' mills. A Mr. Chase and family together with another family arrived here last week from Kansas, and will settle here. Also Joseph Zimmerman and family from Elkhart, Ind., came here last week to settle here. Mrs. D. B. Whitesall and Rev. J. Hodgson and wife leave for Indiana next Tuesday. Albert McConnel, a brother of Mrs. D. C. D. Brooks, from the south part of this state if visiting at his sister's.

Long Lake, Nov. 13, 1880 W. S.


2 December 1880



Last Friday the mercury went down to 4 below zero. Long Lake is frozen over. Never was known to freeze so early before.- The Stearns Brothers commenced operations in the lumber woods last week; they intend running between 30 and 40 hands beside the teamsters; they will commence drawing at once. John Stearns purchased a first class team of B. J. Morgan a few days since, for lumbering.- M. E. quarterly meeting will be held at the central school house next Saturday and Sunday, beginning at 2 o'clock p.m., Saturday. Rev. Mr. Greene preached his first sermon at the central school house last Sunday week.- Our school commences next Monday, the 6th. We would earnestly entreat all the patrons of the school to have their children begin the commencement of the school, and there can be no excuse for them doing otherwise, seeing the time for it to commence was extended to give ample time for all the fall work to be done. We would extend a cordial invitation to the board and all interested friends to make frequent calls at the school.- G. Hardy is about selling his interest in the saw mill to A. McConnel of Branch county, this state. W.S.

Long Lake, Nov. 29, 1880.


16 December 1880



The health of the town is not as good as it was at our last writing. Frank Fillmore is lying very low with lung fever and but little hopes are entertained of his recovery. A little daughter of Jonathan Johnson has been quite sick for some time past.- Mr. Seth Stata [who, as is elsewhere stated in the HERALD, lost his three children by diptheria last week-ED] was accidently shot a few days ago while out hunting, severely injuring his hand. Mr. D. Carmichael had his thumb badly mashed while working in the woods a short time since. He will not be in a condition to work much for a month or more. Mr. E. Fillmore slipped and fell while driving a yoke of cattle and one of them trod on him, injuring one of his legs severely.- Two families from Indiana arrived here last week. So, still they come.-School commenced last Monday with a fair attendance. Five pupils from other districts are in attendance and more are expected. A cordial invitation is given to all who are so disposed to come. Rev. Mr. Green attended the school last Friday and gave a very interesting talk to the pupils.- H. B. Brown, who has been in Cadillac for several months past, returned a few days since. W.S.

December 11, 1880.


6 January 1881, page 5, column 4




The snow is getting pretty deep for lumbering in some localities, especially where it has drifted.- A great many of the children and some of the older ones are having severe cases of inflammation of the lungs, and a peculiar kind of sore throat. The board of health ordered the school at the central school house and the one northeast to close two weeks ago last Wednesday, on account of this sore throat. The schools received orders from the above authority to begin a few days since, but owing to the illness of the teacher at the central school, it will not begin until next Thursday.- Christmas and New Years passed off quietly in this vicinity, with no Christmas trees. The outlook never was better or more promising for business at the beginning of a new year.- Mr. E. Brown has purchased Mr. D. Wins' team. Rev. F. W. Thomas of Ind., delivered two of the most able discourses upon the subject of religion, at our place of holding church, that has ever been delivered here. Mr. Thomas was favorably impressed with Grand Traverse. The friends held their monthly meeting here last Saturday, which was pretty well attended. It is rumored that we are to have a grocery store here soon. W.S.

Long Lake, Jan. 2, 1881


20 January 1881, page 2, column 3




The snow is gradually getting deeper, and the thermometer running lower. Last Friday morning was the coldest we have noted this winter as yet; about 6 o'clock a.m. the thermometer was down to 16 below zero. The day previous was the most stormy of the winter so far.- There is still a great deal of complaint of colds, sore throat and lung diseases.- One of the teamsters in McRae's lumber camp got badly hurt one day last week while unloading a load of logs, one log rolled over him and another was taken off of him. Also one of the teams in the same camp, while scraping the snow off the ice yesterday, broke through and would have drowned had the water been a few inches deeper.-The Stearn Bros. are progressing finely with their lumbering; they have already made over 900,000 feet in the lake. Mr. E. V. Davis went to the south part of the state a few days since. Mr. J. M. Thomas starts for Indiana to-morrow to look after some land. Rev. J. Cook of Grant county, Ind., who was here last fall looking for a location, will arrive here on the 18th inst. to purchase a farm.- Messrs. Johnson, Boon & Powell have purchased a saw mill and are putting it up near the state road, about one mile west of E. V. Davis; we wish them success as this will be a great benefit to this part of our town.- A little daughter made its appearance at Mr. Seth Stata's one day last week. W.S.

Long Lake, Jan. 16, 1881


20 January 1881, page 2, column 4



Land in Farms, 1880, Aces of land in farms

Improved 1,446

Unimproved 4,364

Total 5,810

Number of farms 63

Average Acres 92.22

Wheat, Corn and Oats in 1879, and Acres of Wheat in 1880

Acres wheat: 327

Bushels wheat: 2,979

Average: 9.11

Acres in May 1880: 328

Acres corn: 191

Bushel ears: 9,202

Oats acre: 122

Bushels oats: 2,487


Apple and Peach Orchards in 1880 and Fruit Sold in 1879

Acres apple orchards: 90


Livestock in 1880, sheep and wool in 1879

Horses: 82

Cows: 103

Cattle: 167

Hogs: 140

Sheep: 28

Sheep sheared in 1879: 28

Pounds wool in 1879: 158

Barley, Peas, Potatoes, and Hay, in 1879

Acres Peas 13.27

Bushels Peas 201

Acres Potatoes 77

Bushels Potatoes 7,887

Acres Hay 426

Tons Hay 332


27 January 1881, page 4, column 2

Adams, Hillsdale Co., Mich., Jan. 20, ‘81.

As the editor has given up this column for our sole use and benefit, instead of our mothers, I will tell you what I think about it. The reasons our mothers don’t write is because they don’t take time, but if they can’t spare time to read ours, we will read it to them. I think it will be very interesting to read each others’ letters. I am eleven years old and have always lived in Grand Traverse county, Long Lake township, till last March, when my father moved to Hillsdale county. I attend school in Adams; we have 40 scholars. Our teacher’s name is Darwin Corney. He is a good teacher. I study reading, writing, spelling, arithmetic, and geography. I have a little brother sic years old. His name is Merritt. He has been to school every day with me this term- three-quarters of a mile. He got a brass snare drum on the Christmas tree, and you may believe that he makes it jingle. We have had some very cold weather here, but not snow enough for a good sleigh ride, nor more than four inches at most. We have very warm weather in the summer. This is a beautiful country, but I love my forest home in Traverse. Hoping to hear from many, I am Your friend, Bertha E. Lyon.



3 February 1881, page 3 [CHECK NO], column 1

We are indebted to E. Stata of Long Lake, for some beautiful samples of crystalized maple syrup, equaling in purity and flavor the finest rock candy.


3 February 1881, page 3, columns 3-4




The snow is so very light that it is almost impossible for teams to draw ordinary loads upon the main traveled roads. Since the snow commenced falling, which was on the 11th of November, we have had fifty days in which it has snowed, fifteen clear days and twelve cloudy without snow.- The little infant of Seth Stata died last Monday. The funeral services were held at Elijah Stata's on the 26th inst., at ten o'clock a.m., also the funeral sermon of the three others that so recently preceded this one to the spirit land was delivered at the same time. The bereaved parents and friends have the deepest sympathies of all.- Rev. John Cook, of whom we have made mention in our last, has purchased of Frank Connine his farm, and also Mr. D. B. Whitesell's farm, making him a very desirable home. We are sorry to have Mr. Whitesell and Mr. Connine sell and leave our neighborhood. Mr. Cook delivered a very fine religious discourse at the Central school house last Sunday. He left on Monday for home, and will bring his family and effects here in March.- Boon & Co. are progressing finely with the work on their mill. Large numbers of logs are being drawn to it, and the outlook is promising for a lively business.- The following is a report of the examination held in the Central school for the month ending Jan. 21, 1881, and the names of those who received a general average over 70 per cent.: Third grade, Arthur and Emma Neal and Effie Heildebrandt; fourth grade, A. B. Hallett, Hattie Fillmore, Lonnie and E. Durga; fifth grade, W. M., C. L., D. W. and F. C. Stearns, L. J. Smith, H. W. Granger, W. J. Tilton, O. Stata and E. Fillmore.

Yours, W.S.

Long Lake, Jan 28, 1881


3 February 1881, page 3, column 1

A few weeks ago we noticed the death in quick succession of three children of Seth Stata, son of E. Stata of Long Lake. On Monday of last week another child died, an infant two weeks old. The funeral sermon of the four children was preached on Sunday last by Rev. J. W. Arney, of Almira, from the text: "Of such is the kingdom of Heaven."


10 February 1881, page 4, column 1

Long Lake, Jan. 30, 1881.

I am eleven years of age. I go to school at Long Lake central school house. My teacher’s name is Webster Smith; we like him very well. I read in the fourth reader and study spelling, writing, arithmetic and geography. This is the first letter I ever wrote and I don’t know that it is composed very well. Good bye for this time. Hattie D. Stata.


17 February 1881, page 5, columns 4-5




Mr. E. Wyckoff, our postmaster, has been out with his snow plow and men to-day making the roads passable. The snow seems to be deeper since the recent thaw than it was before.--Mr. Alexander Smith has been lying very low with lung fever for the past week, but at the present writing is convalescent. Dr. C. J. Kneeland is the attending physician. Mr. Smith's wife is also very low with bronchitis and has been for several months past. She came to this place hoping to recover and did get much better until winter set in; since that time she has been gradually getting worse. A great many are having severe coughs and colds.--Several of the boys and girls have been anxiously waiting for St. Valentine's day to arrive, and now some of them are happy and others not so much so.--The W. C. T. U. met again last Sunday week at their usual time of meeting. The meeting was the time for this election of new officers, but there were so few in attendance that Mr. E. V. Davis made a motion to have the old officers retained for another term. The motion carried; the above gentleman made a few very interesting remarks upon the subject of temperance.--We want to give the little folks a word of praise for the manner in which they have written for the HERALD. We have read their productions with a great deal of interest.--The lumberman are getting a little more snow than they can make use of to a good advantage.

W. S. February 14, 1881.


24 February 1881, page 5, column 4

Republican County Convention

...The committee reported the following named gentlemen entitled to seats in the convention:

Long Lake- J. R. Johnson, E. V. Davis, E. Wyckoff.


24 February 1881, page 4, column 2

Long Lake, Feb. 12, 1881. I like this plan very well. I am a boy thirteen years old. I went to school one week, but I did not like the school; when I went I studied history, spelling, geography, Robinson’s practical arithmetic, grammar and writing. I have been helping my pa saw logs, and draw logs and lumber all winter. I have two sisters, one is ten years old and the other is seven years old. When I have trimw we have nice times riding down hill. The snow is very deep and it is almost impossible to geta round with a team. Well I will quit for fear there will be no room for this. Isaiah Shilling.


3 March 1881, page 3, columns 3-4




The present storm, which commenced yesterday, is by far the most severe in every respect of any we have had this winter, every road and path being entirely filled and made almost impassable. The snow is deeper by some inches than it was before the recent thaw. Stumps and fences are covered.- Alex. Smith and wife are convalescent under the skillful care of Dr. C. J. Kneeland.- Mr. Larkins' saw mill, near J. W. Russell's farm, was destroyed by fire on last Friday night. The cause of the fire is not known. The mill has been doing a large amount of sawing this fall and winter and we [illegible] to know of the loss, but hope it will soon be re-built.- E. Ransom has been drawing a large number of fence posts to Traverse City the past two weeks.- Elijah Cox of Indiana arrived here with his effects last Thursday. He has purchased John Stearns' farm and also Mrs. Hannah Stearns' farm. joining the above on the west, making him a very nice place.- The following is a report of school held at the Central school house, for the month ending Feb. 25: Number of days taught, 20; number of regular attending pupils, 20; average daily attendance, 15 1/10. Below we give the names and general average of those who passed a written examination on Friday: Fifth grade, H. H. Granger 87 per cent, F. C. Stearns 83, W. M. Stearns 81.8, D. W. Stearns 83, Frank Fillmore 90.2, L. J. H. Smith 94, W. J. Tilton 80, Oliver Stata 86.8; fourth grade, Hattie Fillmore 77.5, Arthur Neal 85, Emma Neal 85, Hattie Stata 76, A. B. Hallett 80, Lonnie Durga 67.6; third grade, Effie Hildebrandt 84.8; names of visitors for month, Miss Ada Brooks, Mrs. Chas. Valleau and Mrs. Warren Neal. W.S.

Long Lake, February 28


3 March 1881, page 3, column 1

The hardwood saw mill of Larkins & Linderman, located a few miles west of town on the Long Lake road was entirely destroyed by fire on Friday night last. Cause of the fire unknown. The damage to the engine, boiler and machinery is comparatively slight, but the building was entirely consumed. Loss, several hundred dollars.


10 March 1881, page 4, column 1

DEAR EDITOR- I am seven years old and I go to the Long Lake Central school. I study spelling and read in the fourth reader. My little brother Arthur goes to school with me. Our teacher’s name is Webster Smith. Good bye. Emma C. Neal.


17 March 1881, page 3, column 4




The snow is sinking away as fast as might be expected, but a great many of the roads are yet blockaded. The most important ones are open, however, and business is lively again.- A sad accident occurred at McRae's lumber camp on Monday, the 7th inst. C. Chase, while felling timber, got one of his arms broken and one foot and leg badly bruised. In the same camp they had three oxen killed by falling trees.- Mrs. D. B. Whitesell, who has been visiting relatives and friends in Indiana during the winter, arrived home a few days since. She states that the owners of all kinds of fruit trees in Indiana are mourning their frozen trees.- The Friends held their monthly meeting again on last Saturday week, but owning to the inclemency of the weather there were but a few in attendance.- Alexander Smith has rented what is known as the Wm. Stearns farm, for the coming season.- D. B. Whitesell is putting up a cottage on his farm. W. S.

Long Lake, March 14


17 March 1881, page 4, column 1

Long Lake, March 7, 1881

I attend school at the Central school house. My teacher’s name is Webster Smith and my studies are reading, spelling, arithmetic, geography and writing. I was ten years old last June. Anna Bell Hallett.



31 March 1881, page 3, column 4




The recent storm has again blockaded the roads, and the pathmaster and his men are busy making them passable. Road breaking has been the order of the day for the greater part of the last six weeks.- The farmers are beginning to prepare for sugaring. They are expecting a good season for the business; a few have already made a small quantity.- Miss Mary Davis arrived home from visiting friends in the southern part of the state a few days since. We feel to congratulate the parents of Chas. Davis upon the good success of their son, notwithstanding it has already been done through the columns of the HERALD. We feel somewhat proud to know that he came from our town. John Cook of Indiana, who purchased the Frank Connine farm, is busy hauling his effects from Traverse out to his farm. Mr. Lawson, Mr. Green and a Mrs. Tharp, arrived here a few days since. They intend staying during the season and perhaps longer.- Next Friday is town caucus; we hope all who are interested, and all are, will be present, and more especially at town meeting. Those who are not present, please keep your mouths shut if you don't like those who will be put in office.- Several of the farmers are selling some very fine fat cattle this week. It seems as though the hard winter has not hurt them much.- The following is a report of the examination held at the Central school for the month ending Friday, the 21st inst.; and the names of those who were examined and received a general average over 80 pre cent. Number of regular attending pupils for the month, 17; average daily attendance, 13; names of visitors, Mr. W. O. Limbert and Miss Ada Brooks; names of those in the fifth grade, Frank Stearns, Frank Fillmore, L. J. H. Smith, Dan. W. Stearns, W. M. Stearns, H. H. Granger, W. J. Tilton and Oliver State; fourth grade, Hattie Stata, Hattie Fillmore, A. B. Hallett, Arthur Neal and Emma Neal. The weather being so inclement several of the pupils were absent during examination. We earnestly hope all those who possibly can will continue coming until the end of the term, which is three weeks. A cordial invitation is extended to all to come and visit the school. W. S. Long Lake, March 28, 1881

31 March 1881, page 4, column 1

Cedar Run, Mar. 1, 1881

I think your children’s column very interesting. My pa takes the HERALD and I like to read the letters. I thought I would try to write one too. Our school has closed; I liked it very much. I was punctual in attendance more than any other scholar, being absent only one-fourth of a day during the term. The last day I got a nice card and four cents. Our teacher was Mr. Dewing. I have two sisters and one brother. We have one horse and one colt. I am nine years old and my name is Charles H. Willobee.


7 April 1881, page 3, column 4


Township Returns

Long Lake

Supervisor, John M. Benjamin

Clerk, Egbert F. Ferris

Treasurer, Eugene V. Davis

Sup't Schools, Mary Davis

School Inspector, Henry Zimmerman

Justice (to fill vacancy, three years) Benjamin H. Durga

Justice (full term), Jeremiah M. Thomas

Highway Com., Joshua C. Johnson

Director of Poor, Eugene V. Davis

Constables: Collins C. Shilling, Egbert F. Ferris, George Willoughby, Tully Tharp


14 April 1881



Mr. Blades is lying very low with something like congestion of the lungs. But little hopes are entertained of his recovery.- The farmers are busy opening their sugar bushes. The prospect is good for a fair sugar year.- Mr. Goin's dwelling was destroyed by a fire on last Friday. Most of the property was saved. The cause of the fire was a defective flue.- H. H. Granger, the grandson of A. C. Munsell, left for Chicago last Thursday. He will attend school in that city. Mr. Granger is a very diligent student, and our best wishes for his success go with him.- Miss Hinshaw, a daughter of Z. Hinshaw, arrived home a few days since from attending school during the winter in Indiana.- One of John Stearns' horses died a few days since.- A. Reese, from Indiana, came to J. Johnson's a few days since. He intends making this his home. He came with N. Mills and family, who have purchased H. Seegmiller's farm.- A. Loucks, a nephew of E. Stata, arrived here from near Montreal, Canada, a few days since. He intends working here this summer, and perhaps longer. He states that the sugar making was principally over when he left for this place.- Messrs. William and John Stearns intend to leave in a few days for the western states to look for homes. We are sorry to have them go and hope that success will attend them. They broke up camp yesterday and are busy making preparations for their journey.- Boon & Co. are busy setting up their mill, which came a few days since. They will commence operations in a short time. They have a splendid location for a mill, one of the best in the county, and doubtless they will do a large business. Their log yard is already well filled. Mr. Benton is going to furnish one lot of logs of 300,000 feet for it, and has most of them out. W. S.

April 16, 1881


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The ice is gradually disappearing in the lake, and a few have already begun to rig up their fishing tackle. The farmers are busy making preparations for plowing. Sugaring seems to be done.- Boone & Co. are progressing finely with their mill, which will be running inside of four or five days.- M. Clark purchased a team of horses a few days since, and before he arrived home with them one of them dropped dead, which is quite a loss for him. Wm. Benton also lost a very valuable cow a few days since.- The W. C. T. U. met again last Sunday for the first time for several weeks, owing to bad weather. The order has been doing effectual service, and we hope all interested in this all important will come and help us. They meet again next Sunday at ten o'clock a. m. at the Central school house.- W. W. Stearns and Jno. Stearns, with their two sons, started for southwestern Kansas last Thursday. C. Morris will go through with the families of the above in a few days.- There is preaching at the Central school house every Sunday alternately by Mr. Green of the M. E. church and J. Cook of the Friends' church.- A. Smith is building a very fine barn for Peter Duryea.- School closed at the Central school house last Saturday week. The regular lessons were recited until the afternoon recess, and from then until the close was devoted to select readings by the pupils and a few others and to instrumental and vocal music. These were also a few interesting remarks by visitors of the school. Chas. Valleau and Miss C. L. Stearns furnished the instrumental music and E. Fillmore, Miss Eva Smith and the teacher the vocal music. The teacher presented each pupil with a printed certificate of recommendation, with the numbers denoting the per cent, received at the examination held at the close of the term. Below we give the names of the visitors for the month ending Saturday, the 16th: N. Stearns, M. Stearns, Mary Stearns, N. Neal, E. Valleau, Eunice Vallue, Geo. Valleau, Chas. Valleau, A. Curtice, Chas. Brown, W. O. Limpert, Wm. Foster from South Manitou island, Eva Smith, Edward Fillmore, E. Gitchel, Ann Tilton, and a few others who were there on the last day, whose names we failed to get. W. S.

April 27, 1881



12 May 1881, page 3, column 4




The rains have put new life into wheat and grass and both are looking finely.- Elijah Cox has been improving his house considerably.- Messrs. Jones, Wilson and Fulham arrived a few days since from Ohio. They are looking for homes.- A Mr. Louk and Seth State have purchased the quarter section of land belonging to H. , L. & Co., which lies east of Elijah Stata's farm. The Union Sabbath school was reorganized at the Central school house on last Sabbath. Rev. John Cook was appointed superintendent, D. C. D. Brooks assistant superintendent, W. Smith recording secretary, J. Kidder treasurer, M. Hallett librarian, A. Smith teacher of the first adult class, and Mary Whitesell teacher of the infant class. The outlook is promising for a good school.- Mrs. Delilah Smith is very sick.- Mrs. E. Wyckoff has also been very low with inflammation of the lungs.- Miles Johnson is putting up a very comfortable cottage on his farm. W. S.

Long Lake, May 10, 1881


12 May 1881, page 3, column 5


LYON- In North Adams, Hillsdale Co., Mich., April 2, 1881, Bertha R. Lyon, only daughter of Wm. And Emeline Lyon, formerly of Long Lake, Grand Traverse County, aged 11 years, 10 months and 9 days.


26 May 1881, page 2, column 3




About two-thirds of the corn is planted, and the early potatoes are coming up nicely. There is considerable complaint with regard to the seed corn not coming good about one-half of the seed planted will not come, as far as I have been able to learn. Grass, wheat and oats look well. Quite a large amount of potatoes and corn is being put in this spring. The prospect is fair for all kinds of fruit, with the exception of peaches, and there will be a very few of them.- Large numbers of fish are being taken every night in our lake. One of the boys was out a few evenings since and caught five bass that weighed 25 lbs. They have begun to bite still fishing also.- There have been so many new comers from Indiana since our last writing that their names are too numerous to mention. A. McConnel, a brother of Mrs. D. C. D. Brooks, who left in the spring for Colorado, is back again, and seems contented to stay in Michigan. He and Mr. Brooks will lumber this summer.- M. Hallett purchased a good looking team of horses last week.- The school at the Central school house began again last Monday with a rather small attendance, owing to there being so much work to be done on the farms. The parents are earnestly solicited to send their children when they can possibly spare them from home. The last meeting of the W. C. T. U. was well attended. Miss Mary Davis, Mrs. D. Carmichael, Mrs. Alice Johnson and a few others read interesting selections. The president appointed Mrs. D. C. D. Brooks, Miss Mary Davis, and one other whose name we failed to get, to procure suitable temperance literature for the union. Rev. John Cook gave a short talk to the society.- Andrew Acker died on last Sunday week of consumption. His remains were buried at the Long Lake cemetery. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. John Cook at the Central school house. W. S.

Long Lake, May 21.


26 May 1881, page 2, column 5

MARRIED- FEWINS-SNYDER- At the residence of the bride’s father, in Elmwood, May 21, 1881, by John W. Shane, justice of the peace, Mr. William Fewins of Solon and Miss Mary Snyder, of Elmwood, both of Leelanaw county, Mich.


9 June 1881, page 3, columns 4-5




A slight frost that we had last night did no damage to amount to anything. Pretty much all, if not all, the corn is planted; a few acres have been cultivated. The later planting is coming up better than the first. A large acreage of potatoes is being put in this spring. The prospect is fair for a good crop of wheat and an excellent cut of grass; oats also look well. Several pretty large fallows have been cleared off this spring, and are being put to potatoes.- George Barber, from Indiana, arrived here one day last week and intends staying during the summer season for his wife's health, and perhaps longer. He has been engaged in the mercantile business for the past 10 or 15 years, and he intends putting up a small store building at the head of Long Lake and filling it with a stock of dry goods and groceries, providing he can get a location, which will no doubt be easily obtained.- Your correspondent had a pair of fine stock hogs shipped in this week from Indiana, with a view of improving the stock in this vicinity. They are of the Berkshire and Poland China breed. The subject of improving the stock of hogs in these parts has been much neglected in time past.- Mr. Duryea's barn is about completed. It is a very substantial building and such improvements are a help to the country.- The hardwood mills in our locality are doing a large business.- Marsh Hallett was out trolling the other evening and caught a pickerel that weighed eight pounds. There has been more than fifty per cent more fish caught in Long Lake this season than in any one heretofore.- J. M. Thomas leaves this week for various points in the southern past of this state and in Indiana. He is working up quite a lively business this season.- Mrs. Geo. Valleau returned home last week from visiting her sons in Kalkaska.- Seth Stata is putting up a small dwelling on his land which is on the state road.- The union Sabbath school held at the Central school house is becoming more interesting each Sabbath. Rev. Mr. Green not being present at his appointment yesterday, Rev. J. Cook preached to a full house. W.S.

Long Lake, June 6, 1881


9 June 1881, page 3, column 1

Two new postoffices are talked on in Long Lake township. One will be located at the head of the lake, and the other at Carlos Howard’s store on section twenty five.


9 June 1881, page 3, column 2

A SERIOUS FIRE- L. A. Jenne of Almira. Lost his house and nearly all its contents by fire, early Monday morning. The house was a large log and frame building. Mr. Jenne’s mother, an old lady 85 years of age, occupied one wing of the house, and on Monday morning got up a little before five and built a fire in her room. This was usually done by some other member of the family, but upon the morning in question the old lady attempted it herself. She then left the room for a few minutes and when she returned the room was filled with flames and smoke. Mrs. Jenne’s mother, a lady 75 years old was also living with her children, and as she was very feeble and quite helpless, the first care was to convey her to a place of safety. This accomplished the next thought was of the postoffice effects (Mr. Jenne is postmaster of Cedar Run office). Everything here was saved, and then it was too late to do much else. A few articles of furniture were secured, but nearly the entire contents of the house were destroyed.

The household goods of O. S. Linkletter, who last fall married Mr. Jenne’s daughter, and who is now employed by Boughton & West’s saw mill near this village, were stored up stairs in the house, and were all burned.

There was no insurance on house or furniture. Mr. Jenne estimates his loss at $1,500, and it will prove a serious loss indeed.


9 June 1881, page 3, column 3

John Haemsch of East Saginaw, who recently bought the Campeau place in Long Lake, has arrived with his family, and will at once take possession of his purchase.



16 June 1881, page 3, column 5


LONG LAKE- The W. C. T. U. met yesterday. The house was well filled with members and spectators. The officers and committees were all in attendance. The president, Mrs. J. M. Thomas, called the house to order promptly at the hour set to begin the exercises. The meeting was opened by the president reading a portion of scripture, prayer by the same, and singing by the order. They next proceeded to read the minutes of the previous meeting, after which there was some interesting miscellaneous business, including the reading of a temperance essay by A. A. Loucks which did credit to that gentleman, and a very interesting selection read by Mrs. J. Johnson, who was appointed reader for the day. Mrs. D. Carmichael read clippings from a paper showing the work the temperance organizations are doing throught the state. Mrs. Mary Davis, in behalf of the committee appointed some time since to procure suitable temperance literature for the union, stated that she had a few volumes of temperance catechisms and a temperance lesson book. We have had an opportunity to examine the works, and pronounce them excellent, both for temperance orders and Sunday schools, and we think they would be excellent to introduce into the common schools. The society is becoming more interesting each meeting.-There will be a Sunday school picnic on or before the 4th of July next, and a grand time is expected. It will be gotten up by the Long Lake union school, and all who wish can and are invited to take a part. There will be speaking, singing, and something good to eat. The time that it is to be held is not fully decided upon, but will soon be announced.- Rev. J. Cook and J. Mills each addressed a full house yesterday at the Central school building.- D. Ransom, father of E. Ransom, is visiting his son.- The farmers are busy cultivating their corn and potatoes. The rain which came last night did an untold amount of good to all growing crops, more especially to the grass, which had begun to suffer for the want of it.- The board of school inspectors meet at the Central school house on the 18th of June at 10 a.m. for the purpose of forming a new shcool district and altering some other boundaries.- The following is a report of school held in district number two for the month ending June 10: Number of pupils enrolled, 22; number of regular attendants, 15; average daily attendance, 12. The following are the names of those who passed an oral examination at the end of the month and the general average of each: Fifth grade, Hattie Stata 93, A. B. Hallett 88; fourth grade, Lorinda Chase 93, Dora Johnson 90, Hattie Fillmore 96; third grade E. Wares 53, Dora Tharp 86, Bert Benton 81; second grade, F. Ransom 87, Emma Benton 83. There were no examinations below the second grade. Miss Lizzie Cook and Miss Eva Smith were callers upon the school. Those who are interested in their children's welfare, together will all persons who feel an interest in school work, are cordially invited to give us a call. W.S. Long Lake, June 13, 1881


30 June 1881, page 2, column 3


LONG LAKE- As a general thing farmers have their corn cultivated in good shape,and some commenced to cut hay, which will be a fair crop. There is a great deal of grass to be harvested this season. We are informed by reliable parties that the crops in Grand Traverse are a little ahead of any other county in northern Mich., take them as a whole. Wheat is filling nicely. Wages will be good for hired help during harvest.- There have been a few lots of land changing hands recently.- Messrs. Wm. O. Limbert and L. Wible left out town last Wendesday on the City of Traverse for Iowa and some other of the western states. 'Squire Owen from Hamilton county, Ind., returned home this morning to look after his harvesting. G. Valleau is making large preparations for tourists, 20 of whom are expected in a few days. They have a very pleasant place for any who may come.- The pathmasters of our town have had their men out on the roads for several days. They are doing some very good work.- The board of school inspectors met on the 18th, to form a new district and alter some boundaries but they could not exactly agree, and a proposition was made to change most or all the boundaries of the several districts of the town, and perhaps form one or more new districts. A motion was made to consider the proposition for one week, which carried, and the meeting adjourned to meet on the 25th inst. This meeting was held and the town was divided into five districts. The Central school house was vacated, and will be put up for sale in August coming.- J. M. Thomas returned from Ind. last week, and stated they have been having a great deal of rain in that section; that they were harvesting their grass and were about ready to go into their wheat. Also stated that there was a great deal of sickness. J. Cook preached at the Cedar Run school house on last Sunday week to a crowded house. He will hold meetings at that point for an indefinite length of time. W.S.


30 June 1881, page 3, column 4


County Crop Report for 1880


Land in farms... Improved...1,426


Wheat Acres in 1880...207

Bushels in 1880...3,218

Acres now on ground...219

Corn Acres in 1880...163

Bushels in 1880...6,280

Oats Acres in 1880...114[?]

Bushels in 1880...2,949

Barley Acres in 1880...5

Bushels in 1880...54

Peas Acres in 1880...15

Bushels in 1880...244

Potatoes Acres in 1880...68

Bushels in 1880...5,516

Hay Acres cut in 1880...470

Tons in 1880...549

Sheep sheared in 1880...23

Pounds wool sheared in 1880...125

Milch cows...95


Cattle other than milch cows...153



Apples Acres in orchard...65

Bushels sold in 1880...238

Small fruit...Cherries, Currants, Plums and Berries, bushels 5





7 July 1881, page 3, column 4


LONG LAKE- The 4th was one of the most delightful days of the season. It was an excellent day for picnics. There were no large gatherings in our town, but there were a great many small fishing parties, rambles, etc., which were equally enjoyable.- The farmers are most all busily engaged in cutting their grass. Help is scarce.- The time set for holding our Sunday school picnic is the last Saturday in this month. All are earnestly invited to take part. The following named persons constitute the committee of arrangements: D. C. D. Brooks, D. B. Whitesell, Rev. John Cook, Mrs. D. Carmichael and Mrs. A. Johnson. Mrs. Mary Whitesell and Miss Lizzie Cook were appointed by the superintendent of the school to give the little folks instruction in vocal music, which music will be part of the exercises of the day. There will be speaking by different parties, and a dinner will be served.- A general report of the W. C. T. U. was read by Mrs. D. Carmichael at the last meeting of the union, which was very interesting. Selections were read by Mrs. D. C. D. Brooks. The readers for the next meeting are Miss Mary Davis and Miss Lizzie Cook. The selections are to be read from the temperance lesson book. The committee that was appointed to consider the propriety of devoting a specified time to asking questions out of the temperance catechism, reported that they were all in favor of devoting 15 minutes each meeting for this purpose. The union Sabbath school has also adopted them in the school.- There will be a township meeting on the 14th of July for the purpose of voting a tax to be levied for the purpose of purchasing the Central school house for a town hall. The building and land upon which it stands will be put up for sale on the 6th of August.- The friends' monthly meeting was held on last Saturday, was quite interesting and moderately well attended.- Considerable improvement is being made in our town in the way of fencing. E. F. Ferris has built a large amount of plank fencing.- The community was ordered out on last Friday to search for Mrs. J. Mickens, who had been missing since Tuesday from home. A close search was made by about 30 persons in the region of her home and further south in the pineries, but no tidings were heard from her until Saturday morning, when she was found near the old lumber shanties where W. W. Stearns lumbered two years ago. She was sitting on the shore of the lake. She should be taken to some insane asylum by all means, or some care taken of her. W.S.

Long Lake, July 5.


7 July 1881, page 3, column 1

Put this with the good fish stories of the season: Wallace Campbell of Chicago, stopping at D. O. Page’s, took 95 bass in Long Lake, July 3d. The total weight of the catch was 160 pounds.



21 July 1881, page 3, columns 3-4


LONG LAKE- Haying in progress. Grass is even better than it was thought to be. Much of it will go two tons to the acre. Wheat will do to cut the last of this week. It is somewhat thin on the ground, but it is very well filled and good heads. Oats, corn, potatoes, etc., are growing finely and the prospects are flattering for good crops.- Fishing on the lake first rate.- At the town meeting the vote stood two for a tax to be levied for buying the school house and fourteen against it. A school meeting was held in the new district, No. 2, last week. A tax of $450 was voted for building and furnishing purposes, and ten rods square of land was purchased off Elijah Cox's southwest corner for $20. The board was instructed to have the house completed in season to have a winter term of school taught therein.- An eight-pound son made his appearance at Chas. Valleau's a few days since. Mrs. A. Smith, who has been sick with consumption some time, died on Monday, July 18.- The following is the programme of exercises to be followed at the Sunday school basket picnic to be held on the 30th of this month, commencing at 9 a.m.: Address by chairman, singing by children of "Hold the Fort," reading selection by W. Smith, singing by senior choir, address by Rev. D. A. Green, singing, reading by Miss Mary Davis, singing by children, intermission of one hour and twenty minutes; chair to be taken at 1:30 p.m., singing by children of "Precious Jewels," reading by Miss C. Whinnery, singing by choir, address by Rev. J. Cook, singing, reading by A. A. Loucks, singing by children, reading by Miss B. Hinshaw, singing, reading, singing by audience of "Old Hundred." W.S.

Long Lake, July 19.


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LONG LAKE- Farmers are in the midst of wheat harvest. Oats will do to cut as soon as the wheat is taken care of.- J. Goodman, brother-in-law of D. B. Whitesell, of Ohio, and a friend of his are visiting with Mr. Whitesell. Mr. Goodman is looking for a home.- Alex. Smith returns to Indiana to look after the interests of his farm. His younger daughter will accompany him.- H. H. Granger, who has been attending school in Chicago, is home spending vacation.- A "grizzly" was seen by G. Barber and E. Cox and son last Sunday on the southern shore of Long Lake.- E. V. Davis' father and nephew, from the southern part of the state, have been visiting with Mr. Davis' people.- Warren Neal is recovering from the injury he received some time since in Mr. Larkins' mill.- J. Zimmerman has been giving religious talks in the Durga school house every two weeks for some time past.- J. Kidder delivered a spicy temperance talk to the W. C. T. U. last Sunday, and Miss Lizzie Cook read an interesting selection. A. A. Loucks is the reader for the next meeting. Preparations are being made pretty extensively for the Central school house next Saturday. There will be good speaking, reading, singing, etc.,

Long Lake, July 27 W. S.


28 July 1881, page 3, column 4


Card of Thanks.

Alexander Smith and family tender their sincere thanks and gratitude to all who so kindly visited and administered to the wants of Mrs. Delilah Smith during her long term of illness and also for the respect and attention that they manifested toward the remains of the deceased. Also for the kind regards and sympathy expressed to the bereaved family.

Long Lake, July 25.


28 July 1881, page 3, column 2

J. M. Thomas of Long Lake is organizing an excursion from Traverse City to Richmond, Ind., for Sept 26, on the occasion of the yearly meeting of the society of friends, which will be held in that city at that time. If twenty-five or more tickets are sold, half-fare rates can be secured.


11 August 1881, page 2, column 3

MARRIED- FRENCH-HOWARD- At Long Lake, Mich., July 31, 1881, by Rev. J. W. R. Carlisle, Mr. Franklin A. French of Traverse City and Miss Alice B. Howard of Long Lake.


11 August 1881, page 3, column 1

A new postoffice named Friend has been established on the north line of section nine, in Long Lake township.


18 August 1881, page 3, column 3


LONG LAKE- A five-year-old daughter of E. F. Ferris died on Monday, the 2d. The funeral was held on Wednesday; sermon by Rev. John Cook. Mrs. Geo Barber, who came here from Indiana hoping the change of climate would prove beneficial, continued to fail and died last Friday. Her remains were taken back to her old home for burial.- Mason Long, the converted gambler, spoke to a full house at the central school house one night last week.- Dr. J. C. F. Gray, from Petoskey, and his family have been visiting with relatives in our neighborhood the past week. There was a donation party at E. Stata's on the 11th inst., for Rev. T. A. Green.- The young folks of this settlement were invited to attend a gathering of the young folks in Leelanaw Co., at the residence of D. C. D. Brooks, on last Friday evening, for the purpose of organizing a singing class. The evening was enjoyed by all.- J. Kidder returns with his family to Ind. next week. He sold his span of horses and buggy to E. State. A great many more land lookers from Ind., and elsewhere are here.

August 18. W. S.


1 September 1881, page 3, column 3


LONG LAKE- Rev. M. T. Hartley and L. Kenyon have been holding a series of meetings in the central school house for ten days past. There have been thirteen accessions to the church. The meetings will continue for a few nights yet. Both Mr. Hartley and Mr. Kenyon are contemplating making this their homes in the near future.- James Jay, brother of Rev. J. Cook's wife, started for home in southern Ohio yesterday.- Mr. Paige's house is crowded to the utmost all the time with tourists. Twenty-seven are there now. One day last week there were 48. The crowd gets larger every season, proving that they are highly pleased with our beautiful lake and surroundings.- The school board in the new district have contracted with Alex. Smith to build the school house. It is to be 20 x 26, 14 feet high, to have a belfry, and is finished in the last and most approved style. W. S.

August 30th, 1881.


15 September 1881

LONG LAKE-- A few of the farmers have already sown some wheat; a large amount will be sown this week. Some corn has been cut, and nearly all out of danger of the frost. The yield of both wheat and oats has been fair. The potato crop will hardly be an average yield.-Simon Gray and wife, Oliver Coats & wife, Rebecca Fulghum and son and Martin Keys, all from Ind., have been visiting with your correspondent the past week. They were delighted with our beautiful lakes, bracing atmosphere and picturesque scenery. Mr. Coats will be here again this fall and purchase a farm, providing he can dispose of his farm in Ind.- Rev. James Mills from Ind., preached to the people of Long Lake last Sabbath. He was accompanied by his brother Joel, who is a trustee of Washington township, Randolph county, and is also a large real estate owner.- The Misses Ozbun, Mrs. J. Pegg, Davis Pegg, a Mr. Tharp and a great many others gave their friends a short visit here the past week.- A literary society, known as the "Penny Reading Society" was organized at the Cedar Run school house. A. Loucks was elected president, Webster Smith recording secretary, and Belle Hinshaw, treasurer. Selections were read by A. Loucks, Oliver State, J. Benjamin, and Mrs. Willoby. The society adjourned until Friday evening at 8 o'clock- The W. C. T. U. met again last Sunday. James Mills of Ind. offered prayer and made a few interesting remarks. D. Pegg of Ind., made a few remarks also. Selections (sic) were read by Eva Smith, Mrs. D. Carmichael and A. Johnson. The following named persons were appointed as readers at the next meeting: May Russell, Hattie Stata and J. Zimmerman. The society of friends purchased the Central school house for $309, of Messrs. E. V. Davis and J. M. Thomas. There will be services every Sunday at 11 o'clock a. m.- Rev. O. G. Whitman of Monroe Center preached at the Central school house today, to a full house. W. S.

Sept. 11, 1881


22 September 1881, page 3, column 2

Mrs. J. M. Thomas and children left this morning on a visit to friends in Indiana.


6 October 1881, page 3, column 2

AUSTIN C. MUNSELL of Long Lake died at his home early Saturday morning, Oct. 1. He had been suffering for several years from an incurable disease, but was not supposed to be in immediate danger until within a few days of his death. His age was 76 years.

Mr. Munsell was an early settler in Kalamazoo county, having located there in 1844. He moved to Grand Traverse seven years ago. He leaves a wife aged 74 years, and nine children who are widely scattered from Florida to Iowa. One daughter resides in Dresden. There are 23 grandchildren living and several great-grandchildren. This is the second death that has occurred in the family in 53 years. Two years ago J. P. Munsell, the only son residing in this county, lost his son, aged 24, which was the first death that had taken place in the family of the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren in 51 years.


13 October 1881, page 3, column 4


LONG LAKE- The new school house will be ready for plastering in two or three days.- John Cook is finishing his dwelling.- Noah Thomas of Grant county, Ind. has bought the Geo. Walz farm, better known as the Wm. Stearns farm. He will take possession next week.- A Mr. Stanley of Hamilton county, Ind., has moved on J. M. Thomas' farm; Mr. Stanley's son-in-law together with his married son came with him.- Mr. Kenyon will not take the farms he rented on Mr. Thomas and Mr. Wyckoff.- J. M. Thomas has moved to his farm in the west part of the town.- Alex Smith has rented the A. C. Munsell farm for one year and is moving on it. Mrs. Munsell is selling off her property and will move to Chicago next week to live with her daughter Mrs. Granger, who is staying with her now while she is arranging her affairs.- Old Mrs. Durga, Benj. Durga's mother, was buried last Friday.- Still another Mr. Thomas from Grant county is looking for a farm here. N. S.

Long Lake, Oct. 12


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LONG LAKE- The continued wet weather has interfered quite seriously with fall work.- Frank Beverly is sick with bilious fever, or something like it.- Mrs. J. M. Thomas arrived home a few days since from a visit to Indiana.- Jud. Hardy is building a house just north of his saw mill, on the state road. E. State is also completing his residence. E. V. Davis and E. State have been pulling the stumps from the cemetery plat, with their new stump machine. This will be one of the finest cemeteries in the county, when completed.- S. Cook and A. Jay of Hamilton county, Ind., are visiting with the Rev. John Cook; Walt Furnas, nephew of John Cook, has been here for a few days. He is studying law with L. H. Gage in Traverse City.- Alex. Smith has purchased the Widow Munsell farm.- Geo. Valleau and wife are visiting their children who live about 30 miles south of Traverse City.- Ed. Fillmore killed a monster deer on the 22d. It weighed 230 pounds after being dressed. Mr. Fillmore is one of the most successful hunters we have. He killed over 20 deer last fall.- Your correspondent was agreeably surprised on the evening of the 22d by a visit from a number of young people. It was his birthday and they remembered it by an invasion of his room with many good things eaten and enjoyed by all. Several handsome presents were given, It was a very pleasant affair and fully appreciated by W. S.

Oct. 23, 1881


17 November 1881

LONG LAKE- Two brothers from Hamilton county, Ind., by the name of Simmons are stopping with Rev. John Cook. They are looking for homes, and appear to be highly pleased with our country.- The woods swarm with deer hunters from Ohio, Indiana and southern Michigan. They have had pretty good success. One wagon was noticed the other day with nine fine specimens.- The union Sunday school closed at the Friends church last Sunday. It will be re-organized again next May.- The W. C. T. U. is still in operation, though it is not as active as it has been in the past.- One or more of the schools in this town are still without teachers, and the prospect is that they will be compelled to postpone the time for school to begin. The school in district No. 3 began on the 14th with a full attendance of those belonging in the district and four foreign pupils. W. S.

-November 16, 1881.


1 December 1881

CEDAR RUN- Albert Shorter of southern Michigan, is visiting his brother D. Shorter, and at the same time improving his farm here. Daniel Shorter and family left Tuesday for Indiana and thence to Ohio, where they will spend the winter.- John Riggs is building a new house; so is John Tager.- Deer hunters have had a serious time with diptheria, but are improving.- No teacher could be found, and so opening of school in district No. 3 had to be postponed. COM.

Cedar Run, Nov. 29.


LONG LAKE- E. F. Ferris is building a very substantial barn, 36x44 feet. The frame was raised on Thursday. Messrs. Powell & Zimmerman are the builders. While the frame was being raised Alex. Smith had three of his fingers smashed. Also Jno. Bennett got his foot mashed when A. McConnell raised the frame of his saw mill. Mr. McConnell will commence sawing in a few days. His mother, from the southern part of this state, arrived here last week and intends staying all winter with Miss Eva Brooks and Mr. McConnell.- Mrs. E. V. Davis has been sick for some time, but is recovering.- The work on the cemetery is still going on. All the stumps are pulled and most of them are drawn off the lot. The lot will be inclosed by a good substantial wire fence.- Rev. D. A. Green preaches at the Cedar Run school house every two weeks.- The W. C. T. U. will meet again next Sunday. All who can are earnestly desired to be present.- Real estates sales continue to be made in our town.- Most of the winter terms of school have begun.- The work on the new school house is about completed. The building and out-buildings do credit to the district board and the contractor. W.S.

November 28



15 December 1881

CEDAR RUN- Mrs. Bosworth and family, of Indiana, recently arrived here. They purchased the farm of P. Berg, better known as the Peter Cooper farm. They intend to make this their home in the future.- Albert Norris is running his shingle mill to its fullest capacity.- Miss Alice Taylor is teaching the Cedar run school. She has begun with good prospects of success.- Some prospect of school in district No. 3.- It was impossible for Rev. D. A. Green to fulfill his appointment at the Cedar Run school house on Sunday last. He was confined to his bed with rheumatism.- Quarterly meeting will be held at the Bermiley school house on the 17th and 18th of December. It is hoped the attendance will be large.- John N. Biggs' residence is progressing finely.- Mr. Jacons, formerly of Canada, has arrived here. He intends staying with his daughter, Mrs. Stevenson, this winter. J.S.

Cedar Run, Dec. 12, 1881


LONG LAKE- School begins in the new school house on next Monday.- E. Ransom's father from the southern part of this state has been visiting with parties in our town.- A. McConnel commenced sawing last Saturday. We have noticed a few thousand shingles being drawn to Traverse City from Norris' mill.- Alex. Smith started on Monday morning for Ind. on business; will be gone until after the holidays. A. Mr. Reynolds and nephew from Indiana are visiting with friends here.- A series of meetings will be commenced at the Friend's church on next Thursday evening, conducted by Rev. John Cook, A. Mills and others.- The following were appointed as readers for next Sunday, at the meeting of the W. C. T. U.: Lizzie Cook, W. J. Tilton, A. B. Hallett and Hattie Stata.- Messrs. Davis & Brown have purchased a very substantial horse-power wood-saw, that will cut 30 or more cords per day.- We have noticed a number of small buildings in different parts of the town being erected.- The following is a report of the school in district No. 3, for the month ending Dec. 9, 1881: No. of days attended, 488; No. of pupils enrolled, 33; No. of pupils enrolled the first day, 24; No. in regular attendance, 28; No. of days taught, 19; average daily attendance of those who began at the beginning of the term, 20. Names of parties who have visited the school: Miss R. Huelmantle, Mrs. L. Huelmantle, Miss M. Homan, Miss K. Russell and Mrs. A. Paige. The following are the names of those who passed a written examination and their general average of third grade: Stephen McGarry 83, L. Thorsen 87, G. Thorsen 86. Fourth grade: A. Neal 95, E. Neal 75, C. B. Campeau 93, Stated Burden 88, J. Burden 85, W. Hendricks 83, J. Fowle 93, B. Haemsch 86, M. McGary 82, H. Hall 83. Fifth grade: C. L. Thomas 97, L. Thomas 89, B. Moler 90, O. Wright 86, A. Huelmantle 95, Alek. Huelmantle 87, H. Haemsch 87, P. Haemsch 86, A. Howard 86, O. E. Harris 91. All who are interested in the school are invited to visit. W. S.

Long Lake, Dec. 13, 1881

December 14.


29 December 1881

CEDAR RUN- Chas. Eiseman, of the southeastern part of the state, paid a short visit to old acquaintance in this vicinity, and returned home Wednesday last. He appears to be highly pleased with our country, and expects to locate here in the spring._ There has been some talk of putting a bowl machine on Cedar Run, and we hope the parties that have been talking about it mean business.-The Christmas tree at Green Brier was a grand success.- J. M. Thomas has been sick for some time but is convalescing.- Prayer meeting at the Cedar Run school house every Sunday evening. Protracted meeting will be held at the Boroughf school house, commencing Jan. 1. The Rev. Boroughf will conduct the meetings. J. S.

Dec. 25, 1881


LONG LAKE- Seth Stata, one of best known citizens, died on Monday morning last, at four o'clock, with typhoid pneumonia. He was only sick a few days. His remains will interred to-day in Almira township. The funeral services will be held at the friends' meeting house on next Sunday at 11 o'clock a.m., by Rev. John Cook. The friends of the deceased have the heartfelt sympathy of this section. Mr. J. Getchel's daughter has been having the diphtheria but at present is convalescent. There are other cases of sickness in this section but no more of a dangerous character.- A. Huelmantle and wife left one day last week to visit their son in Arkansas. They will spend most of the remaining winter there. Messrs. L. and P. Simmons from Hamilton Co., Ind., arrived here last Saturday. They intend purchasing farms. One of the gentlemen was here in the fall.- Christmas day was one of the most delightful of the season. Different parties had Christmas dinners.- One of the most enjoyable surprise parties of the season was held at Noah Thomas a few evenings since. There were between thirty and forty young folks present. They had wax and fun in abundance, and they all thought it was good for them to be there.- Notwithstanding the condition of the roads a great many logs are being drawn to A. McConnel's mill. W.S.

Dec. 28, 1881



5 January 1882, page 3, column 3


Card of Thanks- The friends and relatives of the late Seth Stata wish to thank sincerely all those who did so much to assist in the care of Mr. Stata during his sickness, and who expressed sympathy and respect by attendance upon the funeral services. Long Lake, Jan. 2.


12 January 1882, page 3, column 3


CEDAR RUN- Elmer L. Crain, after an absence of two weeks has returned with his new wife. Many good wishes to them.- Thomas Whinnery and wife are happy. It's a girl.- Mr. Henshaw is still hard at work at the Run, and is ready at all time to accomodate his customers who want horses shod or shoes sharpened. He has the reputation of being a good workman.- John N. Briggs' residence will sonn be ready for occupancy.- Miss Tille Vandry has been spending a few days at home.- Our neighborhood is enjoying moderate health, but with the rest of this part of the world a little more snow would make us happier. X.

Jan. 9, 1882


12 January 1882, page 3, column 4


LONG LAKE- The lowest mercury has been thus far this winter was 10 below zero and that was on the night of the 4th inst.- There are still a few cases of diphtheria in our town. Numbers are suffering with very severe colds. Alex. Smith arrived home from Ind. on last Wednesday. He says all the small rivers in Ind. are overflowing their banks. N. Huelmantle wrote on the first of the month from Johnson Co., Ark., that they had not as yet had any frost. To prove his statement he sent home in his letter an apple leaf as green as in midsummer.- The Simmons Bros, from Ind., of whom we have made mention, bought Messrs. J. Johnson's and D. Boon's farms. They will return with their families in a short time.- The W. C. T. U. languisheth somewhat for the want of numbers.- The following is a report of the school in district No. 3 for the month ending Jan. 6, 1882: No. of days taught 18, No. of days attended 433, No. of pupils not absent 10, average daily attendance 17; names of visitors- Mr. and Mrs. F. A. French, Mr. Howard, Mrs. C. Harris, Mrs. A. Paige, and Miss R. Huelmantle. The following are the names of those who passed a written examination and their general average.- Anna Huelmantle 96, B. Moler 93, Anna Howard 92, Ora Harris 91, Al. Huelmantle 90, Statia Burden 97, Hattie Haemsch 85, Paul Haemsch 87, Bertha Haemsch 89, Oliver Wright 90, Stephen McGary 76, Larry Thomas 88, Arthur Neal 87, Emma Neal 80, C. B. Campeau 89, Winnie Hendricks 86, Hattie Hall 82, Gunder Thorsen 84. W. S.

Jan. 11, 1882


26 January 1882, page 3, column 3


CEDAR RUN- A singing school has been organized among our young people. Mr. Ricksicer is to be the teacher, and in accordance with his suggestion the book entitled "The Song King" will be used by the class. The officers elected are: President, E. Stata; secretary, Belle Hinshaw; treasurer, W. Whinnery. Mr. Ricksicer proposes to give a series of lessons, every Wednesday evening, at the Cedar Run school house, and all concerned promise themselves many profitable evening before winter shall be over.- Messrs. Bellinger & Son are putting in a bowl machine on Cedar Run. Comment is unnecesary.- The Cedar Run school is going on with a large attendance. The teacher seems to give good satisfaction, and keeps a profitable and orderly school. We have succeeded in securing a teacher in district number three. School will commence on the first of next month.- Protracted meeting at the Boughey school house closed Wednesday evening last, with good success.- Notwithstanding the short days work is plenty and wages good.- With the exception of Mrs. Thos. Whinnery, who has been quite ill for some time, the health of our neighborhood is good. J. S.

January 23, 1882


26 January 1882, page 3, column 3


LONG LAKE- The thermometer stood at 14 below zero yesterday morning; the coldest that we have noticed thus far this winter.- Jud. Hardy met with an accident on last Saturday week, at A. McConnel's saw mill. They had taken the saw off to make some repairs on it, and were making arrangements to put it on again when some part of the machinery fell on his finger, mashing all the flesh from it and injuring the bone, but at present he is getting along finely. Chas. Howard also met with a very sad accident on the same day at the Company's Long Lake saw mill, while loading a lumber team. He was thrown off the load and fell upon some lumber, fracturing one of his legs. With the careful attendance that he has had he is getting along finely. Mrs. Chas. Valleau has been afflicted for the entire winter with a kind of nervous disease, and has not been out of her chair in the time.- We have noticed enormous loads of lumber being drawn from the Company's mill at the lake. C. Sluyter had 3,400 feet on at different times last week. The roads are in excellent condition. Mr. McConnel's saw mill yard is full and several logs are in the lake. He will have in a few days, if the snow stays on, enough logs to keep them running all next summer. He is getting his mill in pretty good repair.- The W. C. T. U. met again last Sunday week. A. A. Loucks, Mrs. A. Johnson and Eva Smith read interesting selections. Miss Lizzie Cook and Mrs. E. Wyckoff were appointed readers for the next meeting.- The young people are having grand times at their socials in this locality. A very pleasant one was held at N. Huelmantle's on last evening. W. S.

Jan. 24, 1882


2 February 1882, page 3, column 1

The house of Ira Chase, of Long Lake, burned yesterday at noon with all its contents. The fire caught from its chimney.


2 February 1882, page 3, column 3

PERSONAL- C. O’Mealy of Negaunee, upper peninsula, has been in town several days this week. While here he sold 100 acres of land on section 19, town 26, range 12, to D. McRae for lumbering purposes.


9 February 1882, page 2, column 4


CEDAR RUN- It would be unfair not to speak a word of praise of the reception given on Saturday evening, Jan. 28, by Mr. and Mrs. Norris in honor of their son's birthday. At eight o''clock the house was completely filled with young folks, numbering about forty. It was not long before every one was busy pulling wax. After having a jolly good time the company dispersed, and I think I am safe in saying that the wish that such occasions might occur about once a week was almost universal.- Mr. Liet, while working in the woods on Wednesday last, got his leg severely bruised by the slipping of a handspike.- Albert Norris intends running his shingle mill day and night.- Hinshaw, the blacksmith, says, bring in your horses and have them underpinned. Mr. Hinshaw is getting the lumber on the ground for a new house.- School commenced in district number three to-day, with a full attendance. Mr. Hiram Tarry is teacher.- The health of our neighborhood is not as good as at last writing. J.S.

February 7, 1882


9 February 1882, page 2, column 3


LONG LAKE- Several accidents have occurred in our quiet town since our last. The first was the burning of Mr. and Mrs. Ira Chase's house on last Thursday at about 12 p.m. Mr. and Mrs. Chase were absent at the time of the conflagration, so the exact cause of the fire is not known, but it is supposed that the fire had its origin in the upper chamber, and caught from the flue. This makes three times that Mr. Chase has lost his dwelling by fire. Marsh Hallett while loading logs in the lumberwoods, had one of his legs broken on last Friday. He was putting the top log on and by some means it came back, and he made a spring and would have got out of the way had his foot not slipped.- Mr. and Mrs. N. Huelmantle arrived home from their visit in Arkansas, a few days since. They are looking well and state they had a very interesting visit. W. E. Harris from the central part of Ind., is visiting with his son L. Harris.- A donation party was held at Jno. Rennie's on last Saturday evening for Chas. Valleau, as his wife has been sick almost the entire winter, and so dangerously ill that Mr. Valleau could not leave her. They were in need of pecuniary aid. The proceeds amounted to $16.- The following is a report of school, district No. 3 for the month ending Feb. 3, 1882: No. of days taught 20, No. of days attended 453, No. of pupils not absent a school day in the month 7, average daily attendance 17. The following are the names of those who received a general average over 80 per cent at the close of the month: Ben. Moler, Bertha Haemsch, Hattie Haemsch, Paul Haemsch, Oliver Wright, L. Thorsen, Gunder Thorsen, Anna Howard, Alek Huelmantle, Ora Harris, Stephen McGarry, Hattie Hall, C. B. Campeau, Arthur Neal, Emma Neal, Winnie Hendricks and Statia Burden. Visitors list: Stephen McGarry, Miss Mary Davis, Miss Day, Miss Grace Russell, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Paige, Miss Rose and L. Huelmantle.- One of the most enjoyable parties of the season was held at Alexander Smith's residence on last evening, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Miss Eva Smith's birth. There were thirty-six young folks in attendance. Several very handsome and valuable presents were given. W.S.

Feb. 8, 1882


23 February 1882, page 3, column 3


LONG LAKE- Several of the farmers opened their sugar bushes, but as a matter of course they did not operate very long.--Noah Thomas and C. M. Wright left on Monday for Ind. Mr. Thomas went on business, while Mr. Wright went on a short visit. The three Simmons Brothers, together with their father, their families and four other young gentlemen arrived here a few days since with their effects. They intend building on their farms as soon as they can get the material on the ground.--The neighbors of M. Hallett met on the 15th inst., and got him a good supply of wood; also on the following day, the same party met at George Valleau's and did the same for him. These are the kind of neighbors that Long Lake can boast of.--The school in the new district closed on last Friday week.--A few days since a party was gotten up by Miss Grace Russell at her father's residence, for the benefit of Mrs. Chas. Valleau. A good time was enjoyed by all and upwards of $8.00 in cash was contributed, besides many other things in the way of eatables and clothing.--Joseph Page sold his farm to W. W. Wheat and has removed to Monroe Center.--A very sudden death which occurred in our quiet neighborhood on the evening of the 16th inst., was that of Mrs. P. Burden. Mr. Burden has the heartfelt sympathy of all. The blow falls very heavily upon him as he and his wife had only been from Ireland a few months. The deceased was buried at Traverse City, on Sunday last. The services were conducted by the priest of the catholic church.

W. S. Feb. 22, 1882.


23 February 1882, page 3, columns 3-4


CEDAR RUN- Mrs. Reynolds of Traverse City is visiting friends in this locality.- We understand that D. A. Green is still on the sick list.- Rev. O. G. Whitman delivered quite an interesting sermon on Sunday last at the Cedar Run school house. Rev. Geo. Benford, pastor of the congregational church, preaches every alternate Sunday at the Green Briar school house.- Miss Alice Taylor’s school closed on Friday last.- Messrs. Blany & Robinson’s camp broke up on Wednesday last.- The continued freezing and thawing it is feared will damage the wheat crop some.- We are anticipating a profitable sugar season.- The Simmons brothers of Indiana recently arrived here. They have moved into the house formerly occupied by Mr. Johnson.- The singing school at the Run is passing off nicely with a large attendance every evening.- Mr. Freeman sold his horse last week for one hundred and fifty dollars. He intends buying a team is he can find one to suit him. J. S., February 20, 1882.


9 March 1882, page 3, column 4


CEDAR RUN- Mrs. Anna Davis took the train on Monday last for Ohio, where she will spend some time in visiting her daughter and many friends. D. G. Shorter and family, after a three months' visit to Ind. and Ohio arrived home on Friday last. He says they had a pleasant visit but were glad to get back to northern Michigan where the mud is not so deep.- B. Altman of Hudson, Ind., purchased 40 acres of land of Mr. Clay. He intends building as soon as he can get the material on the ground.- Don Brooks and wife arrived home on Friday last,- The W. C. T. U. held a meeting on Wednesday evening last at the Cedar Run school house. As it was a very favorable evening there were a goodly number present. There were some very interesting speeches made. It is understood they will hold a meeting at the Run every alternate Wednesday evening.- J. M. Benjamin recently bought a very good team for $250.- A Sunday school was organized on Sunday last at the Green Brier school house.- Mr. Willobee has on hand a very good grade of boots and shoes, and is ready at all times to wait on his customers.-Mr. Hinshaw has moved into one of Mr. Norris' vacant houses until he can build one of his own.- L. Ruthard is underbrushing a piece which he intends to put into spring crops.- We are informed that the second quarterly meeting of the M. E. church held at the Dalzell school house on Sunday last, passed off nicely with a large attendance. We understand that D. A. Green is able to take charge of his work again.- Sugar making is in full blast.- The health of our neighborhood is good at present. J. S.

March 6, 1882


9 March 1882, page 3, column 4


LONG LAKE- Marsh Hallett is recovering very fast from his severe injury, that he received a few weeks since.- Noah Thomas arrived home from Ind. on last Thursday. He expressed himself as being even better satisfied with Grand Traverse than he was before he left, owing to the depth of the mud in Ind.- Mrs. Chas. Valleau is getting worse all the time. There is but little hopes of her recovery.- Mrs. D. Towle has been quite sick for several days past.- The school in district No. three ended on last Friday. The following is a report of said school for the month ending Mar. 2, 1882. Also for the term ending on same date. Monthly report: No. of days taught 20, No. of regular attendants for the month 26. Names of pupils who were examined at the close of the term: Ben Moler, Hattie Haemsch, Bertha Haemsch, Anna Howard, Anna Huelmantel, Alex. Huelmantel, Hattie Hall, C. B. Campeau, Statia Burden, James Burden, Stephen McGarry, Mary McGarry, O. E. Norris, Arthur Neal, Emma Neal, Louis Thorsen, Winnie Hendricks and Maggie Dyer. The following are the names of the visitors of the month: J. A. Haensch, Henry D. Howard, Alva Overman, L. Thomas, Chas. L. Thomas, A. E. Allen, Rose and Louise Huelmantel, Nettie Wares, Mrs. N. Howard, Huldah Neal, E. M. Rosa, Mrs. W. B. Wheat, Mrs. Thos. Dyer, Ella Canfield, Mrs. D. O. Page, Mrs. H. Rutherford and Mrs. E. Hendricks. The following is a report for the term: No. of days taught 77, No. of days attended 1,821, average daily attendance 24, No. of male pupils 16, No. of female pupils 18. On the evening preceding the last day the pupils assembled at the school house and brought with them evergreens and festooned the school room in a very tasteful manner, which was a very agreeable surprise to their teacher. The pupils declaimed some very good selections, read a few essays and read some other good selections. W.S. March 5, 1882


16 March 1882, page 3, column 2

D. O. Page writes the HERALD that the cottages spoken of last week are well commenced. One is to be 44 x 16 feet, one 16 x 22 feet, and one 16 x 24, the outer walls to be of logs, and the inner of planed and matched lumber. They are to be finished by July 1, and to cost about $1,000. They are twenty rods from the shore of Long Lake, and will be pretty and picturesque in appearance when finished.


23 March 1882, page 2, columns 2-3


LONG LAKE- We have had very good sugar weather for some few days past; a few of the farmers however think it is too early to begin making.- Mrs. A. Munsell, the widow of the late A. Munsell, arrived here from Chicago, Ill., one day last week. She has come to settle up the business of the estate.- Isaac Furnas and his sister-in-law, Mrs. J. Furnas, of Hamilton Co., Ind. have been visiting with Walt. Furnas and J. Cook's family for a few days past. Mr. Furnass is well pleased with the country and thinks of going into business here soon.- A great many of our farmers are cutting fallows this winter. Among those who are cutting the most extensively are Messr. Haemsch, Loucks, Stata and Whitesell. Large quantities of wood have been cut by Davis & Brown with their wood machine, for themselves and other parties this winter.- J. Munsell has been moving up west on his farm in Benzie Co. the past week.- A great many of our substantial farmers have had their buildings insured in the farmer's insurance company.- Miss Eva Day, who has been visiting with friends here for some months past returns home this week, near Chicago, Ill. W.S.

March 20, 1882



30 March 1882, page 2, column 3


CEDAR RUN- Mrs. Anna Davis returned home on Wednesday last. Notwithstanding the muddy roads she had a very pleasant visit.- Stephen Vaudrey's house came near being destroyed by fire on Friday last. About nine o'clock in the evening they discovered fire in the roof, and after working some time they succeeded in extinguishing the flames.- Our winter term of school closes next Friday.- C. Shilling is building an addition to his house 16x28.- We understand that the Rev. D. A. Green has committed matrimony. May peace and joy follow him.- Mrs. Willobee is on the sick list.- Prayer meetings at the Run every Sunday evening.- S. B. Cate and B. Good have contracted for 19,000 shingles at Albert Norris'.- L. Stevenson has opened about 300 trees, and his spouts operate splendidly so far. We hope it will be a success.- We are informed that H. Weller has made upwards of twelve hundred weight of sugar this season. Who can beat this?- Mr. Freman recently purchased a very good looking team.- Adam Bomgard met with an accident a few weeks ago. While walking leisurely along with his ax up on his shoulder he accidently slipped and ax struck him on the head, inflicting quite a serious wound.- The last meeting of the W. C. T. U. held at the Run was pronounced a success by all who were present.- I think there ought to be something said or done in regard to having a Sunday school organized at the Run before long. - But little sickness in this vicinity at present. J.S.

March 27, 1882


30 March 1882, page 3, column 4


Township Nominations


Supervisor, Jonathan W. Russell

Clerk, James W. Gitchel

Treasurer, Eugene V. Davis

School Inspector, two years, John Cook

School Inspector, one year, E. F. Ferris

Justice, John R. Johnson

Highway Com., Joseph Schwind

Constables, C. C. Shilling, E. V. Davis, M. Johnson, F. Allgire


6 April 1882, page 2, column 2-3


LONG LAKE-Sugar making is the order of the day.- Mrs. F. Fowle is still dangerously ill.- Messrs. D. Peg & B. Pierson arrived here with their families and effects on the 23rd ult. Mr. Pierson has rented Mrs. S. Statas' property and Mr. Peg has rented D. C. Brooks' farm.- Charley Barrow left for the southern part of this state a few days since to accompany his sister home, who has been attending school there for the past winter.- John Benton has been visiting with his brother, Wm. Benton, for some days past. He has been suffering for some time past with quick consumption.- Mr. Page is progressing finely with the work on the buildings near Long Lake.- There will be a meeting at the school house, of district No. 3, on the first Sunday of May, at two o'clock p.m., for the purpose of organizing a Union Sabbath school. All persons living near the above named place, who are interested in Sabbath school work, are solicited to be present at the organization.

April 4, 1882. W.S.


6 April 1882, page 3, column 2

The elections in the different towns of the county passed off very quietly in general. There was some splitting of tickets in some localities, due to local causes. In Long Lake J. M. Benjamin was elected supervisor over J. W. Russell... Long Lake voted "No" on allowing horses, mules, sheep and hogs to run at large, and ‘Yes" on cattle at large.


6 April 1882, page 3, column 4


Township Returns

Long Lake-

Supervisor, J. M. Benjamin

Clerk, James W. Gitchel

Treasurer, Eugene V. Davis

School Inspector, two years, John Cook

School Inspector, one year, E. F. Ferris

Justice, John R. Johnson

Highway Com., Joseph Schwind

Constables, C. C. Shilling, E. V. Davis, M. Johnson, F. Allgire


13 April 1882, page 3, column 4


CEDAR RUN- A profitable term of singing school closed last Friday.- The Simmons brothers have been building two new houses on their farms.- Mr. Willobee was unfortunate enough to lose a very good cow recently.- The Shisler brothers lately received ten full blooded Merino sheep from Marion county, Ohio, that are worthy the attention of sheep growers. They also received a pair of bronzed turkeys weighing 41 1/2 pounds.- Some of our farmers have already sown spring wheat. Fall wheat is looking splendidly, so far. J.S.

April 10, 1882


27 April 1882, page 3, column 1

J. W. Russell has been commissioned post master at Friend, Long Lake township.


27 April 1882, page 2, columns 3-4


LONG LAKE- Winter wheat looks very well for this stage of the season.- Farmers very busy sowing oats and spring wheat. We have noticed considerable gardening done. Almost every farmer is making new fence, and otherwise adding to the looks, convenience and value to their farms.- There will be a Sunday school convention held at Grange hall, in Solon on the 26th of April, 1882, at 1:30 p.m. The township of Long Lake will be organized auxilaary to the county association; therefore, all who are interested in the Sabbath school work will do well to attend. I. Chase is building a house on the ruins of the one destroyed by fire a short time since. Several of our citizens have purchased vacant lots in Traverse City, and will improve them this season.- Chas. Tilton purchased a good ox team a few days since. Walt. Furnas has been visiting with friends here the past week. He intends starting for Ind. this week. W.S.

April 19, 1882


4 May 1882, page 3, column 3


CEDAR RUN- B. Altman and family recently arrived here, bringing with them their effects. J. M. Benjamin is hauling lumber from Boon & Johnson's saw mill to Carp lake, for the Greilick Bros.- Miss Eva Brooks took the train on Monday, April 24, for the southern part of this state, where she will spend some time visiting with her aunt. D. C. D. Brooks and wife took the boat on Monday last for Dakota, where they expect to locate if the country suits them.- A Sabbath school was organized on Sunday, April 23. The officers elected are as follows: Sup't, S. S. Shisler; treasurer, G. D. Willobee; librarian, Miss Simmonds.- Miss Hinshaw and Miss Whinnerry intend teaching school this summer in the locality of Maple City. We wish them success in their schools.- Several of our farmers are building considerable board fence.- Mr. Hinshaw is building a new house on his farm.- Mr. Ruthhardt sold two steers on Thursday last for $120.- A. Bangardt will start for Cleveland next week, where his mother resides.- The Sunday school convention held at Grange hall April 26 was largely attended and proved a pleasant and profitable time to those interested in the matter.- Six in the neighborhood who are on the sick list.

May 1, 1882. J.S.


4 May 1882, page 3, columns 3-4


LONG LAKE- Wm. Benton has purchased the Albert McConnel saw mill, and is doing good work. All persons wishing lumber will find it to their interest to give him a call.- Sylvester Beckwith is building a house on his farm, which when done will be very convenient and handsome; Chas. Powell has the contract. The probable cost will be $400.- E. V. Davis and James Brown each have from 150 to 200 cords of wood on hand, which they recently cut with their wood machine. Mr. Davis is drying his under shelter.- More immigrants from Indiana arrived here a few days since. Two gentlemen from Hamilton Co., Indiana are looking for homes here.- The friends of Marsh. Hallett meet at his house to-day to log a plat of ground for him, as he is not in sufficient health to do it.- The W. C. T. U. will come together again on next Sunday. If more interest is not manifected for the temperance cause in the above union, it, that is the union, will cease to be.- The Friends' Sunday school was reorganized last Sunday. Rev. Jno. Cook was reelected supt. A Sunday school will be organized at the school house in district No. 3 on next Sunday at 2 o'clock p.m. It will be a union school, and all are invited to be present at the organization.- The Sunday school convention held in Grange hall at Solon on the 26th, was a very successful one. The township of Long Lake was organized auxillary to the county association. A. A. Loucks was elected vice president, Webster Smith secretary, and Marsh Hallett treasurer. Revs. Seaver, Carlisle and Bennett and Frank Hamilton of Traverse City, with Rev.s Mr. Bentford, Jno. Cook, D. A. Green, Davis Pegg and others took part in the proceedings, which were of much interest. W.S. May 3, 1882


18 May 1882, page 3, column 2

Below we give the amount of primary school money apportioned to Grand Traverse by townships. That for Traverse include the territory covered by Tra verse and Garfield townships:

Long Lake- Children in School Census- 131, Included in Apportionment-131, Amount Apportioned- $162.44.


18 May 1882, page 2, column 2


LONG LAKE- There was a heavy frost in this locality last night and some damage was done to garden plants. If it did not injure the fruit, there will be a good yield of apples, peaches, pears, etc.- Mr. Burchard moved on his farm here this spring from Traverse City.- Jno. Hardy moved to Traverse City a few days since.- Albert McConnel leaves this place to-morrow for the southern part of this state. He sold 40,000 feet of pine logs to Loutner Brothers, also 10,000 feet to Alex. Smith.- Wm. Benton is doing a good business with his mill. Last week he received orders for lumber amounting to over $300.- Samuel Reese, from Indiana, in accompany with his two daughters, arrived here a few days since. His daughters anticipate staying through the summer for their health.- D. O. Page is building two more houses in addition to the three he contracted to build at first. The houses will do to occupy about the first of July or a little later.- D. Toll and family left for Indiana a few days since. Mrs. Toll's health was improving very slowly.- Work on the new bridge, near Mr. Huelmantel's, will be begun in a few days.- Considerable damage was done by forest fires, on last Sunday, to fences, timber, etc.- The different Sunday schools in our town are progressing finely.- The farmers have planted considerable corn and potatoes. The most of them will get through planting this week if the weather is favorable.- Wheat and oats are looking very well for this time of the season. Grass is growing slowly, owing to the cool weather.

May 16, 1882 W. S.


25 May 1882, page 2, column 2


CEDAR RUN- Very little corn planted yet. Oats are all sown, and some fields that were sown early are looking quite green. A very large acreage was sown this spring. E. Ansorge has sown 60 acres. Wheat is looking very good with a few exceptions.- Adam Umlor is building an addition to his barn.- Mr. Hinshaw has moved to his new house.- The third quarterly meeting of the M. E. church, Traverse City circuit, will be held at Grange hall, June 3 and 4.- Jno. Shorter and family, of the southern part of the state, arrived here on the 4th inst.- The meeting at Grange hall, May 15, was largely attended.- Geo. Foot's new house is ready for occupancy.- Mr. Whinnery has purchased a very good yoke of oxen.- Miss Alice Bryan will take charge of the school, in district No. 3, to commence next Monday.- During the absence of Mr. Wm. Davis and family on Sunday last, some unknown person entered the house and absconded with a violin belonging to J. Shisler.- The matrimonial wave has struck us and carries away as its victims, Mr. Webster Smith and Miss Lizzie Cook. The best wishes of their friends attend them. J. S.

May 23, 1882


1 June 1882, page 2, columns 2-3


LONG LAKE- Forest fires have been raging for some days past. A great deal of damage has been done to timber, fencing, etc.- Most of our farmers are spending most of their leisure time in building fence, and the greatest amount of it is put up in a durable manner.- S. Beckwith has his house inclosed and painted. The building makes a very fine appearance.- Wm. Benton took an order for lumber the past week amounting to $900; all hard timber, most of it being elm.- The Long Lake saw mill is in full blast now. It has been running for two weeks.- The Cedar Run school commences next Monday, with Webster Smith as teacher. L. Reece, in company with J. M. Thomas, left for Indiana; a few days since.- All persons wishing wells dug will find it in their interest to give A. N. Foster a call. He dug one for R. Greenman a short time since which was 175 feet deep; another for Levi Zeigler, 165 feet.- Chas. Brazington and family arrived here from Indiana a few days since. They intend making this their home for an indefinite length of time.- Jno. Zimmerman, Wm. Thomas and another gentleman from Grant county, Ind., gave their friends a call a few days since.- The union Sunday school in district No. 3 is increasing in numbers and interest. B. B. Meade gave an interesting talk to the school last Sunday. W.S. May 29, 1882.


15 June 1882, page 3, column 4


LONG LAKE- Mr. and Mrs. Geo Willobee have been on the sick list for some weeks past.- Corn is very backward; a few fields will do to cultivate. Oats, wheat and grass are looking finely. The frost turned the color of the wheat on low ground, but it is thought no damage is dine it permanently.- We were over yesterday and examined the buildings that D. O. Page is erecting on Long Lake. Three of them are almost completed. They will do to occupy by the first week of July. They are very commodious and handsome.- On last Monday D. O. Page made a very good shot with his gun. A Blue crane alighted 35 rods from him, and all he could see of him was his head and part of his neck. The first shot the bird came down, and Mr. P's dog took hold of him, but came neat being drowned by the game. The bird measures 6 ft. and 2 in. from tip to tip, and was 5 ft. and 2 in. in height.- Elijah Stata has been building, and finishing the house that was on his farm, until now he has one of the most convenient houses in town.- The cemetery is almost completed. Messrs. E. V. Davis and E. Stata have the job. They have pulled all the stumps, plowed and harrowed it, and are now fencing and staking it off into lots. The fence is wire, barbed and galzanized. The posts are painted in good shape. The lots will be sold at $5 per lot. This is one of the most handsome cemeteries in the county.- J. M. Thomas arrived home from Indiana a few days since. He brought one of his boys home with him. The boy has been going to school there for the past year. Mr. Thomas says wheat, oats and grass never looked better in Indiana than now, but corn and the prospect for fruit is not flattering.- School in district No. 5 is progressing finely. There are 26 pupils in attendance. The parents are cordially invited to come and visit the school.- Wm. Benton has donated the use of his vacant house in the new district for school purposes this summer. School began there last week. A new school house will be erected in the above district this summer.- Our Sunday schools are progressing finely. The interest is increasing every Sunday.- Miss Eva Smith of this town commenced school on last Monday in Solon township, Leelanaw county.- There is splendid fishing in Long lake this season.- Webster Smith is erecting a barn 24x26. A. Smith has the job.

June 14, 1882 W.S.


22 June 1882, page 2, column 3


CEDAR RUN- Addison White, one of the early settlers of Benzie county, departed this life on June 10, after a short illness. His remains were followed to their last resting place by a large number of sorrowing relatives and sympathizing friends. An able discourse was delivered by the Rev. Mr. Williams. I am requested to say in behalf of the family that they tender their heartfelt thanks for the kindness and care rendered the deceased by the many kind friends and neighbors during Mr. White's sickness and at the time of his death.-Wheat and oats in this vicinity look promising. Farmers are still planting corn. All that is up looks splendidly. Planting potatoes is the chief business of the day.- Mr. Ruthardt is building an addition to his barn 22x30 feet, and Mr. Boroughf the same.- Albert Shorter, who has been here for some time past improving his farm by the digging of a well and building board fences, took the boat June 12 for Duluth.- Miss Florence Biggs, after an eight months stay at Frankfort, returned home on the 11.- Miss Rebecca Cate is teaching school in district No. 1, commencing on the 12.- Miss Flora Root is teaching two miles west of here.- Rev. D. A. Green preaches every alternate Sunday at the Cedar Run school house at 10 o'clock a.m.- Owing to the inclemency of the weather on the 3d and 4th of the month the quartely meeting was a failure.- Mr. Ruthardt was contracted for a new windmill which will soon be set up.- Albert Norris is intending to purchase a new water wheel soon. J.S.

June 19, 1882


22 June 1882, page 3, column 1

On Wednesday Marshall Hallett caught at Long Lake a pickerel three feet eight inches long and weighing 17 pounds. And this was bit one fish of a large number caught by him that day.


13 July 1882, page 2, column 2


LONG LAKE- Corn is growing slowly owing to the cool nights. Oats and wheat together with potatoes are growing nicely. Wheat is turning its color. A few of our farmers are cutting their clover, which is an average crop or more.- Wm. C. Bond from Hamilton Co., Ind., arrived here a few days since. He intends to remain until the latter part of the season, and may stay longer. George Mills, brother of N. Mills of Ind., is visiting here. Mr. and Mrs. Limbert of Ind., have been visiting with their daughter, Mrs. Mary Whitesell. Also Mr. and Mrs. Gitchel from the southern part of this state have been visiting with their son, James Gitchel.- D. O. Page is accommodating four pleasure seekers already from Chicago. He is expecting a great many more in a few days.- C. Harris, who had the contract to build a bridge across a point of what is known as the "Huelmantle" lake, has the job done. The bridge is 160 feet in length.- Mrs. E. Stata has sold several bushels of strawberries at from 7 to 11 cents a quart.- Our cemetery is now entirely finished. Lots are for sale at $5 each.- Wm. Benton's mill has suspended operations for a few days.- The friends held their monthly meeting at Long Lake the first Saturday of this month.- The prospect looks flattering for fruit, especially apples and pears. There will be a small crop of peaches and plums. There will be more than an average yield of berries of every description.- Mrs. Granger, and her two daughters, of Chicago, are visiting here.

July 12, 1882 W.S.


13 July 1882, page 2, column 2


CEDAR RUN- Our farmers are busy cultivating corn and making hay. Small grain will be an abundant crop in this vicinity.- Mr. Simmonds' house came near being destroyed by fire a few days since.- J. M. Benjamin started with his team for Green Lake on Monday last, where he expects to work the remainder of the summer.- Otis Bryan, who has been living at D. G. Shorter's for some time returned to his home in Ohio on the fourth of this month.- Eddie, son of Adam Umlor, who has been dangerously ill for the past few weeks is convalescent.- Mr. Till is building an addition to his barn 24x36 feet.- Our district school is progressing finely under the supervision of Miss L. Alice Bryan. Miss Eva Smith who is using the "rod of correction" in Solon, No. 3, reports have a very interesting school. Miss Belle Hinshaw, who has been teaching in the vicinity of Maple City, returned home recently.- The people of Kasson celebrated by way of a grand picnic. Some of the Cedar Run-ites were conspicuous among the number. Programme of the day was as follows: Song by the choir; C. W. Williams delivered an oration to the boys and girls; song by the choir; music by the band; reading of the Declaration by J. N. Briggs, after which the committee arranged the table, which was abundantly laden to tempt the inner man.

July 11, 1882


27 July 1882, page 3, column 4


LONG LAKE- Most of the farmers are getting pretty nearly through their hay harvest. Fall wheat will do to harvest the last of this week and the first of next.-Hon. Clarkson Davis and wife of Spiceland, Ind., are at D. O. Page's. Mr. Davis has been professor of Spiceland schools for several years, and is one of the most eminent educators of the state. He is enjoying our scenery, climate, etc., very much, and intends to remain for some time, provided his health improves.- Messrs. McConnell and Smith of Chicago, Ill., together with their families, are occupying their cottages on Long lake. They brought quite a number of boats and sailing vessels, and are enjoying a pleasant vacation.- Frank Hagerman and wife are stopping at Rev. Jno. Cook's. They are from Hamilton county, Ind., and intend to locate here.- Mr. and Mrs. Gitchel, who have been visiting with their son, J. Gitchel, for some days past, left for their home in the southern part of this state a few days since.- George Valleau is accommodating a small party of tourists.- The Friends have put 13 dozen chairs into their meeting house at the Lake and otherwise improved their property. They now have one of the most commodious meeting houses in the county.- The school in the new district closes next Saturday. There will be a picnic party near the school house on that day, and all are cordially invited to be present with full baskets. There will be speaking, singing, rhetorical exercises, etc.,and a general good time is expected. Come out.- Messrs. John Cook, Noah Thomas and Webster Smith have purchased a moving machine which does splendid work. It is a "Warrior," and was purchased of Broadfoot & Carrier of Traverse City.- Rev. John Cook held a meeting in S. Fuller's new barn last Sunday week which was well attended. Mr. Fuller has a fine barn.- Albert Norris left for Grand Rapids a few days since to purchase a water wheel for his mill on the run.- The patrons of district No. 5 met last Saturday evening to consider the propriety of building a new school house. They decided to build a house that will cost $700. It will be erected this fall.- Business of all kinds is booming. W.S.

July 25


3 August 1882, page 3, column 1

John G. Winter, formerly of Detroit but now a resident of Long Lake township, this county, has received letters patent, dated July 25, for an improved gang circular saw mill that promises to be a great improvement indeed upon anything yet in use.


3 August 1882, page 3, column 2

The postoffice at Friend, Long lake township, has been discontinued because of the resignation of the postmaster and there being no applicant for the position. The mail for that office will hereafter be delivered from the Traverse City office, by order of the department.


17 August 1882, page 3, column 3


LONG LAKE- The farmers are pretty well through harvesting their wheat and grass, and a few of them are cutting oats.- The berry season is in full blast. The whortleberry yield is much smaller than usual.- Clark Thomas and wife from Wyne county, Ind., have been visiting friends here for a few days.- Tully Tharp's parents, from the east central part of Indiana, are visiting him.- Jonathan Stanton and family are boarding with D. B. Whitesell. They are from Randolph county, Ind. Mrs. Stanton has been here for several weeks past for her health.- Frank W. Hagerman, of whom we made mention in our last, has purchased E. Wyckoff's farm, located on west shore of the head of Long Lake. Mr. Hagerman's brother and his wife will come with them next month and locate here also. Mr. Wyckoff received $2,350 for his farm.- Several of our citizens are putting in cisterns and digging wells.- Noah Thomas has built an addition to his barn.-The matrimonial wave struck us again last Sunday and swept from our midst A. Reynolds and Belle Hinshaw. They have our best wishes for the future._ A. O. Crozier of Ann Arbor addressed the people of our town on the temperance question a few evenings since. He also organized a lodge of the I. O. G. T. There were forty charter members.- Albert Norris returned from Grand Rapids with his water wheel a few days since.- Miss Hattie Aylard returned home last week. She came from near Cleveland, Ohio, and has taught a very good school in district No. 2.- Elijah Cox killed two very large eagles a few days since on Long lake schore. One was a bald eagle and measured 7 ft. 8 in. from tip to tip. The other was a gray eagle and measured 7 ft 4 1/2 in.- A great many very fine fish are being taken from our lake. W.S.

August 10, 1882


17 August 1882, page 3, column 3


CEDAR RUN- The health of our neighborhood is good; no sickness of any account.- Wet weather predominates.- Corn may be a better crop than anticipated some time ago.- Harvest is over except spring wheat and oats, which promise a fair yield.- We boast of a good locality for a grist mill. Who will be the lucky man of enterprise to give us one?- The work on Albert Norris' saw mill is progressing finely.- Our place had quite a sensation Aug. 6, occasioned by the marriage of one of our young ladies, Miss Belle Hinshaw being married to Allie Reynolds. Wea re sorry to lose Miss Belle from among us, but our loss will be Mr. Reynolds' gain.-Bruin abounds on this locality.- Jesse Shisler is the champion hawk killer in these parts.- The fourth quarterly meeting of the M. E. church, Traverse City circuit, will be held at the Bermily school house Aug. 26 and 26. There will be a union meeting held in the grove near the Long Lake meeting house Aug. 17, 18, 19 and 20. A cordial invitation is extended to all. Preaching at the Grange hall Aug. 27.- Frank Borrough and family of the southeastern part of this state are here visiting with their parents.- Miss Florence Root's school closed on Saturday last.- L. A. Jenne and family have moved into the house formerly occupied by the family of Fritz Brooks.- Mr. Clay is erecting quite a commodious barn.- Messrs. Jesse Gilbert and Jonathan Stanton of Indiana recently arrived here. The latter came with the view of locating if the country suits.- J. M. Benjamin returned home from Green lake Aug. 12.- Some of our farmers have commenced plowing for wheat.- Louis Ruthardt's wind mill is being put up this week.- Misses Ettie and Jennie Biggs of Fostoria, Ohio, arrived here on the 8th inst., and will remain for some time with their folks and looking at the country.- Miss Alice Bryan's school closes Aug. 25. The people of Solon will have a basket picnic on the Tuesday previous. A grand time is anticipated and a cordial invitation is extended to all to come and have a jolly good time. J.S.

August 14, 1882


31 August 1882, page 3, column 3


LONG LAKE- There has been so much wet weather that it has been difficult to harvest the oats crop, but as far as we know not much of it has been damaged. The greater part of the wheat crop is in stack or under cover. The warm wet weather is making the corn crop look much more promisiging than it did a short time since. If frost does not come for six weeks there will be a good yield. The farmers are busy plowing for wheat; a large acreage will be sown. A few have threshed.- The blackberry harvest is in full blast. The yield is very great, all the fruit is of excellent quality. The boys and girls are making good wages picking.-School in district No. 1 closed last week. The term was taught by Miss Jennie Styles. The annual school meeting will be held next Monday evening at 8 o'clock, in Wm. Benton's house, which has been used for school purposes this summer. Work on the new school house in the above district was commenced a few days since by Chas. Powell.- Wm. Bond of Hamilton county, Ind., who has been spending the summer here, left for home last week. This makes the third summer that Mr. Bond has spent here. He thinks his health has been greatly improved by coming.- Wm. Russell of the city of Marion, Ind., in company with his wife and sister-in-law, Mrs. Johnson, has been visiting with Z. Hinshaw for some days past. Mr. Russell and wife are teachers in the Marion schools.- G. White's brother and family arrived here with their effects a few days since. They have located near Maple City.-E. Wyckoff and wife have been off looking for a location. They returned last week.- E. Thomas of Indiana is here looking for a farm.- Wm. Hinshaw of Randolph county, Ind., has been visiting with friends here for a few days. He reports the wheat crop of his county as not more than half what was anticipated.- Mrs. Emma Garretson, L. Jones and Wm. Cox and wife held religious services at the Friends' church last Sabbath. Mrs. Garretson is a fine speaker. She and L. Jones are from Cass county, Mich., and Wm. Cox and wife are from Henry county, Ind. They are looking for homes here.- Messrs. B. Carey and G. Wells, from Hamilton county, Ind., have been looking for farms here.- Aaron Stanton of Jay county, Ind., purchased a farm near lake Ann a few days since. A party of our citizens went up to "Sleeping Bear" last Sunday. They seemed to enjoy the trip much.- The Simmonds Brothers have been building a good deal of plank fence this summer.- Philip Simmonds is erecting a small barn.- E. Ferris' relatives have been visiting with him.- There is talk of a public hall at the head of Long lake. D.W.S.

August 29, 1882.


7 September 1882, page 3, column 2


CEDAR RUN- Mrs. Chas. Valleau departed this life on Friday last at 8 a.m. For a considerable time past Mrs. Valleau had been suffering with the disease that caused her death. The funeral services took place on Saturday at the Friends' meeting house and were conducted by Rev. John Cook. The remains were conveyed to Long Lake cemetery.- Mrs. C. H. Eager of Bryan, Ohio, arrived here on the first inst., and will remain several weeks visiting with her mother, Mrs. Anna Davis, and other acquaintances.- Oat harvest is over for this season. Some have been threshed, turning out better than expected.- The district school picnic was a nice affair. The day being favorable, it was a perfect success.- Several men from Indiana and Ohio are here looking at locations.- There has been some talk of having a Sunday school picnic. J.S.

September 5, 1882


14 September 1883, page 3, column 1

Sept. 21st, the children of Long Lake and adjoining towns propose to have an old fashion picnic under the auspices of the W.C.T.U. Alla re cordially invited to attend. A "board of Hope" will be organized.


21 September 1882, page 3, columns 3-4


CEDAR RUN- Sowing wheat is the order of the day. Clover seed will be ready to cut before long.- Blackberries are plenty, but blackberry pickers are less.- Chas. E. Ferris, of Bryan, Ohio, arrived here on the 14th. He comes with the view of buying if the country suits, and he seems to like it, so far.- Miss Alice Bryan, who was contemplating visiting several weeks in this vicinity, received intelligence of her grandmother's dangerous illness. She left Sept. 13, for Bryan, Ohio, where she resides.- Miss Jennie Biggs returned to Fostoria recently. Her sister, Miss Florence Biggs, accompanied her to Kalamazoo, where she intends going to school.- The Messrs. Joseph Spitler, All. Sipes, Henry Limbert, Ancil Jackson, Mr. Bowsman, Also Miss Lydia Jane Limbert, sister to Mrs. D. B. Whitsell, all of Ind., recently arrived here, and many others.- Mr. and Mrs. Eager, of Bryan, O., who have been visiting relatives and friends in this vicinity, returned to thier home on Tuesday last.- Charley Norris sports a new buggy.- Mr. Tager had a very good cow killed by lightning on Sunday morning last.- Eddie Umlor has been sick for some time. Jesse Shisler

Sept. 19, 1882


21 September 1882, page 3, column 4


LONG LAKE- There are a few cases of sickness in our town, and but a few.- Farmers are all busy plowing and sowing wheat. Quite a large acreage is being sown this fall. As a general thing more care is being taken to prepare the ground for seeding than usual. A great many of the farmers are looking around for the best seed. Considerable Fultz and Golden Medal varieties are being sown. Mr. Dunn, living near Silver Lake, raised thirty-one bushels per acre of the Golden Medal this harvest.- A great many of the fields averaged over twenty bushels per acre.- Most of the farmers are through threshing.- The berry season is nearly over. We see, however, some very fine berries yet on the bushes.- Some very handsome fish have been caught out of Long lake the past few days by the excursionists.- Mrs. Jane Thomas left a few days since to visit friends in Marion county, Ind.; she will be gone for two weeks.- Mrs. Annie Cox started on a visit to her parents in Union City, Ind.; she will be gone for a few weeks. Her brother Mr. W. Hunt came for a few days since and has been visiting friends here.- Wm. Smith, of Union City, Ind., has been visiting with his brother, Alexander Smith, and family. He is highly pleased with our northern country in many respects. Our different crops were much better than he expected to see.- Wm. Benbow of Randolph county, Ind., has been visiting with your correspondent for a short time. He is also highly pleased with the Grand Traverse region.- Messrs. S. Pitts and L. Thomas, from Ind., have been holding religious meetings at different places in the past week.- Rev. S Pitts delivered an interesting dractical discourse at the Friends' church on last Sunday to a full house.- Some 75 or more excursionists from Ind. and Ohio, names to numerous to mention, came into our midst last week; they all, with a few exceptions, seemed to be enjoying the trip much.- School closed at the Cedar Run school house a few days since. The school was well attended the greater part of the time. Nearly all of our school districts are to have longer terms of school the coming year. And more money was voted for teachers wages. All together the prospects are good for interesting schools.- J. W. Russell sold his farm to Davis Pegg for $2,600. Mr. Russell is thinking of buying a farm up west from here. Also J. Stanton has bought a forty-acre lot in our vicinity for $600. He is from Ind. He will buy more here in a few days.- It is decided to have a town hall built at the head of Long lake. The probable cost will be somewhere near $500. It is to be erected yet this season.- The work on the new school house is progressing slowly.- Sylvester Beckwith is having a good barn erected on his farm. Alex. Smith is the contractor.- D. O. Page's boarders are all gone, or nearly so.

Sept. 20. W.S.


12 October 1882, page 3, column 3


CEDAR RUN- Wheat sowing about done. Potato crop an immense one.- Mrs. Ferris and family of Bryan, O., have arrived. She has bought 165 acres of Edwin Lautner.- Samuel Clark of Hudson had been visiting D. G. Shorter and B. Allman. Will remove here in the spring if he can sell at Hudson.- Rev. George Benford has returned.- Elwood Simmonds has gone to Tipton county, Ind. Joshua Simmonds has gone to Kansas.- Philip Simmond's barn is nearly done and will be one of the finest in northern Michigan.


26 October 1882, page 3, columns 3-4


LONG LAKE- The farmers of our town are busy getting their potatoes off, husking their corn, and preparing for winter.- Health generally good, with a few exceptions, one of which is Chas. Valleau's child, which has been very low with lung fever for some days past.- There are a great many deer hunters in the woods now, especially from Indiana and Ohio. They are not having very good luck.- Winter wheat is looking finely. Some of the corn is badly damaged with the frost. Farmers having hogs are feeding their soft corn as fast as possible.- Messrs. J. Davis, J. Moore and C. Moon have been spending some time with Rev. John Cook and family. They are from Westfield, Hamilton county, Ind. They are looking for locations. Mr. Davis is thinking of putting in a stock of groceries at the "Lake View Hall." Messrs. E. East, Z. Hackett and G. Wright are working on the above named hall. Work on the Cedar Run school house is progressing slowly but surely.-- S. Beckwith has his barn completed. It makes a fine appearance and is a durable building.- Mrs. Nannie Cox arrived home from Indiana a few days since. She has been visiting friends there for some weeks past.- Miles Johnson arrived home from northern Ohio last week. He brought four horses back with him for his use.- Elijah Cox killed a deer a few days since which weighed 250 lbs.- J. Stanton arrived here a short time since with his effects.- A saw mill is needed badly at the head of Long lake. D.W.S.

October 24


26 October 1882, page 3, column 4


CEDAR RUN- Wheat looks good, not withstanding the dry weather. A few showers would be very beneficial.- John Baker of Huntington, Ind., was the guest of C. F. Powell during the past few days. Geo. Clay starts this week for Adams county, Ind.- C. C. Shilling purchased a team of horses for $315.- John Shorter, brother of D. G. Shorter, took the train for Edmore, Mich., where he will take charge of a lumber camp the coming winter.- Allie Reynolds recently bought twenty acres of land of Henry Zimmerman for $165, and will move as quick as necessary arrangements can be made. Mr. Zimmerman has rented Albert Norris' vacant house for this winter.- S. P. Boyer of Iowa recently arrived here.- W. A. Ballard and wife, of the southern part of Ohio, are here looking up a location. So far they appear to like our country pretty well.- The Rev. Mr. Benford preaches every Wednesday evening at Green Briar school house.-Mr. Hart of Huntington, Ind., arrived here on the 18th inst. He came with the intention of buying if the country suits.-The second quarterly meeting of the evangelical church was held at the Borough school house, Oct. 14 and 15.- The marriage of our fellow citizen, Albert Dull, was so secretly conducted that even the sharp eye of a correspondent could not foresee the event.- L. Stevenson has upwards of one hundred young peach trees for sale.- Mrs. Willobee returned home on the 20th from Bryant, Jay county, Ind.- Miss Rebecca Freeman recently arrived home.- Mr. Jacobs has been quite ill for some time past. As he is very aged gentleman his recovery is doubtful.- Adam Umlor has purchased a Cornell wind pump.- Miss Lidalia Limbert will start for her home in Indiana Friday.- Miss Clara Vaudrey will attend the winter term of school at Traverse City.- Chas F. Powell has nine hands in his employ.- The foundation for the Cedar Run school house is being laid.- Frank Ferris had the misfortune to fall from a tree, which resulted in a broken arm.- Farms are being sold to actual settlers every few days. Our fine, healthy location is what is attracting so many here, and improvements are going on all the time.- The general health of our neighborhood is good. J.S.

October 24


2 November 1882, page 3, column 1

Geo. Blades has left at the HERALD office some beautiful specimens of natural fruit apples.

2 November 1882, page 3, column 3

J. W. Russell has bought the northeast quarter of section sixteen in Almira township, Benzie county, and will soon move to his new home. Mr. Russell has been a resident of Long Lake in this county for twenty years, and for several years represented his town on the board of supervisors. He has taken an active and prominent part in politics, and Grand Traverse loses in his removal a good citizen and a hard working republican. May success go with him.


9 November 1882, page 5, column 2


Election returns. LONG LAKE- Jerome 32; Begole, 29; Sagendorph 15. No further returns.


16 November 1882, page 3, column 2


LONG LAKE- The first snow of the season fell yesterday to the depth of one or two inches. Nearly all of the farmers were ready for it.- The corn crop was larger than unusual in our town, but considerable of it was damaged by the frost. Some corn is rotting badly in the barns.- Frank W. Hagerman of Hamilton county, Ind., arrived here last week with his family. He brought a fine team and other stock.- E. Wyckoff will vacate the house for Mr. Hagerman in a short time. We heartily welcome Mr. Hagerman.- Oscar Wells and brother from Hamilton county, Indiana, also arrived here last week with a team which they drove through. Mr. Wells will locate near Maple City. His wife came through with Mr. Hagerman's family.- Mr. T. Tharp's father-in-law, Mr. Lawson, arrived here a few days since from Jay county, Ind., with his family and effects. He had purchased Mr. Seth Stata's farm on the state road. Wm. Lawson and family have moved in with his father on the above farm.- Several deer have been killed within a few days past in our town. E. Cox has killed six this fall.- School commenced in district No. 2, to-day with Miss Hattie Aylard as teacher. She arrived here from northern Ohio last week. The school is very small.- School will commence in the Huellmantel district next Monday, with W. Smith as teacher.- Chas. Thomas and Benford Moler, who left a few weeks since for the west, came back well contented to stay in Grand Traverse.- Rev. John Cook is having his house painted and otherwise improved. The Friend's church is being painted also, which adds to its looks much.- Webster Smith has been improving the house where he is living.- D. O. Page and wife are on a visit to friends in New York state; will be gone some time.- The temperance cause is not as lively in our section at present as at other times. What is the matter?- Chas. Powell is progressing with the different buildings he has on hand.- Ira Chase is finishing his house this fall.- John Davis, of Hamilton county, Ind. has purchased the tract of land belonging to P. Hannah, which lies west of N. Thomas' farm. D.W.S.

Nov 14.


7 December 1882, page 3, column 4


CEDAR RUN- A very sudden death which occurred in our quiet neighborhood on the 28th inst., was that of Eddie, son of Adam Umlor. The funeral services were held at the house on Thursday following; Rev. Mr. John Cook officiating. The remains were taken to the Traverse City cemetery for interment. The family have the heartfelt sympathy of the entire community. Death loves a shining mark and ever and anon he gathers from our midst the sweetest buds and fairest flowers and bears them away to beautify the father's home above.- Our school has been progressing for some time with Mrs. A. M. Ferris holding the reins of government. She is an experienced teacher and all expect a pleasant term of school.- The Cedar Run school house is approaching completion and speaks very highly of the mechanical skill of the builder, Mr. C. Powell. The room will be furnished with patent seats. Miss Cynthia Whinnery is expected to teach the school.- W. Hall is teaching at the Green Briar school house.- W. A. Ballard and brother returned to their home recently, in Ohio. The former intends to come back in the spring to locate. Joseph Zohnker, of Indiana, recently arrived here, also a brother.- Mr. Brue and family, of Indiana, are here looking up a location.- School in district No. 1 is progressing finely under the supervision of Miss Ettie Biggs.- A. E. McCoy and family and several others are looking for farms.- It is rumored we are to have a singing school at the Run.- Very few deer are being killed in this vicinity.- Albert Norris is talking of putting in another water wheel.- J. M. Benjamin, Allie Reynolds and Frank Beverly have gone to the lumber woods to work.-Potatoes are rotting very badly in this section.- J. M. Benjamin lost over one hundred bushels.- The Rev. O. G. Whitman preaches every alternate Sunday at the Cedar Run school house.

Dec. 4, 82. J.S.


7 December 1882, page 3, column 3


LONG LAKE- The snow is 16 inches deep on a level, making it very good sleighing.- Quite a number of teams are drawing lumber from the Long Lake saw mill. They commenced Monday last.- Several of our farmers are drawing logs to custom mills. Frank Hagerman is going to draw a large number of logs for his own use. He intends putting up a barn in the spring.- Business of all kinds is booming. Wages good. hands not as plenty as are desired.- A great many improvements are being made every day in the way of fences, outbuildings, wells, etc. Mr. Haemsch has just finished a well 93 feet deep; has a very nice and durable wind pump. It was put in by Smith & Woodard of Kalamazoo. Also Thomas McGary has just completed a drive well 154 feet deep, and has a wind pump in it which was put in by Despres Bros. of Traverse City.- We notice a few of our farmers have some very nice fat hogs for market, besides other stock.- Alex. Smith started a few days since for Randolph county, Ind., to look after his farm interests there.- A telegram was sent to W. Smith on last Saturday, notifying him of the death of his Grandfather Smith, of Randolph county, Ind., who was run over by the cars and instantly killed.- School commenced in district No. 3 on the 2d inst. with a good attendance.

December 6 W. S.


14 December 1882, page 3, column 3


LONG LAKE- The snow is near two feet deep on a level, making excellent sleighing.- Thomas Keffe has been very sick for some days past, and is no better at the present writing.- Elkana Tharp, a little son of Tullie Tharp's, was kicked by a horse a few days since. The wound was inflicted on the head. It was thought at first the skull was fractured, but on examination it was found not to be, but was a severe flesh wound. He is recovering slowly. Alex. Huellmantle also met with an accident. He was working in the barn, and ran against a pitch fork handle striking him on one of his eyes. The wound is quite severe, as well as painful. The Lake View hall will not be completed until next spring, owing to the inclemency of the weather. The frame is up and some of the siding is on, on the inside. Mrs. Anna J Cook from Grant Co. Ind., is holding a series of meetings at the Friends' church. The meetings began on Sunday last, will hold for an indefinite length of time. Mrs. Cook is an able minister of the Gospel. Rev. John Cook has been holding meetings each week at the Durga school house. They are well attended. There are only twenty five teams drawing lumber from the Long Lake saw mill. A great many more teams would draw but they can do better in the lumber woods. W. S.


21 December 1883, page 3, column 1

The appointment of E. V. Davis as district deputy for the counties of Grand Traverse and Leelanau made it necessary for him to resign as W.C.T. of Rising Star lodge of I.O.G.T. of Long Lake. On Saturday last Henry Zimmerman was elected W.C.T. and duly installed by the district deputy.


4 January 1883, page 5, column 4


CEDAR RUN- Mrs. Stephen Vaudrey departed this life December 31. She was a good wife--the best gift of God's providence to man--a kind mother, and a highly esteemed neighbor and friend, and above and higher, in life's battle she was a meek and humble follower of her Saviour. She was the mother of four children. Her husband deeply mourns the loss of so dear a wife and mother. Her sickness was short and severe. On Monday, December 25th, inflammation set in from which she never rallied. The funeral services were held in the school house in district No. 3, Solon, Tuesday, January 2, the Rev. Mr. Borough officiating. Her remains were interred in the Solon cemetery. May her sweet mantle of grace ever rest on all her children till one by one they shall join her in the better land on high.- George Arnold of Solon, had the misfortune to fall and break his arm.- Sleighing is A. 1.- Protracted meeting commences at the Borough school house Jan. 3.- E. Goin has built an addition to his house.- Mr. Jennie has purchased a horse team; also Mr. Goin.- School commences in the Cedar Run school house next Monday, with Miss Cynthia Whinnery teacher. Miss Ellen Hannaford commences her school in Clear Brook school house today.- Our citizens are engaged just now in trying to solve the problem: How to pay your taxes. J. S.

Jan. 1.


4 January 1883, page 5, column 4.


LONG LAKE- The weather continues fine, and sleighing delightful. Almost everyone owning a team is engaged in drawing logs, or lumber. Wm. Benton's log yard is filling up very fast with fine logs. He has put in a top saw, and otherwise improved his mill, making a radical change in the quality and quantity of the lumber cut.- C. Burchard has been drawing a large lot of pine logs for J. E. Greilick.- There was a Christmas tree at the Durga school house. The presents were handsome, though inexpensive, and mostly for small children. It was principally for the little folks. L. Harris and family moved with their effects to Kalkaska a few days since.- Abner Curtiss returned from the state of Wisconsin with his bride recently. Mrs. Curtiss is the daughter of W. Sluyter formerly of this place. Mr. Curtiss intends staying this winter, and is now lumbering for himself. He will return in the spring.- Edwin Fillmore took unto himself a wife a few days since. The bride was Miss F. Ransom. May joy and happiness attend them.- A little child of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Page died on Christmas day. The remains were buried in the Cemetery at the head of the Lake. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. John Cook. The parents of deceased have the heartfelt sympathy of their friends in this bereavement.- Mr. and Mrs. D. O. Page arrived home from their visit in New York a few days ago.- Miles Johnson met with an accident some time since in the way of cutting one of his feet. The wound has been very painful for some time. He also lost a valuable horse about the same time.- While Increase Chase and his family were at the Christmas tree above mentioned some unknown party entered his dwelling and took 50 lbs or more of fresh pork.- The school in district no. 3 is progressing finely. The following named persons visited the school in the past month: Stephen McGary, Miss A. Huellmantel, Miss Secor and Mrs. Warren Neal. The patrons of the school are cordially invited to come and visit. A monthly examination was held on last Friday week with good results. Miss Statia Burden received the highest general average per cent of any pupil in the school.- Elijah Cox butchered a six months' pig a few days since that netted 226 lb. It was of the Poland China breed. What comes next?- Potatoes are rotting pretty badly in cellars.

Jan. 2. D.W.S.


11 January 1883, page 5, column 3

At the beginning of winter Hannah, lay & Co. has about 9,000,000 feet of lumber to haul from their Long Lake mills. 175,000 to 200,000 feet is being hauled each day with this good sleighing. 1,455,000 lath were made at this mill during the last season, and there are yet 700,000 of these to be brought to town this winter. This entire million and half of lath have been and will be used in building operations here. The cut of logs for the Long Lake mills this winter will be fully 7,000,000 feet. Of this amount there is already about 2,000,000 banked. The fact that on Jan. 1st it is not usual to have any logs banked shows how favorable the winter has been for this work. 2,000,000 feet more is on the skids.


25 January 1883

LONG LAKE- This morning the thermometer stood 1 below zero. This is the coldest it has been thus far this winter. The snow is about 38 inches deep on a level. The roads are nearly blocked with snow.- Mrs. Tullie Tharp has been on the sick list for a few days; also A. Huellmantel.- John Dyer died on the 17th inst.and was buried in the Traverse City cemetery yesterday. He had been an invalid for some months past, but early this winter he seemed to be improving in health, and went to work in the lumber woods. There he caught cold and death ensued. The sympathy of the entire neighborhood is for the bereaved relatives.- George Bailey had his arm pretty badly hurt in John Rennie's a few days since.- J. Nevet left here on the 15th inst. for his home in Hamilton county, Ind.- The Friends' monthly meeting was held at their church on Saturday the 5th inst. and Mrs. Mary Whitesell was recorded a minister of the gospel of the above society.- Stephen McGary lost a valuable horse a few days since.- The wife of Rev. John Cook was very agreeably surprised last Friday by receiving from her aged mother, living in the state of Ohio, an elegant gold watch.- Wm. Benton's saw mill broke down a few days since, but will soon be repaired.- There are 80 teams drawing lumber from the Long Lake saw mill. Four thousand feet is the largest load that has been hauled as yet.- Henry Howard and wife start tomorrow on a vsit to friends residing in the southern part of this state.- The question is frequently asked among'st our farmers. "What means will we adopt to get rid of the numerous foxes that are destroying our lambs, pigs and chickens; will the Editor, or some one suggest some effective means.- We received a letter from Wm. C. Bond of Spiceland, Ind., a few days since, requesting us to subscribe for the old reliable HERALD for him, which we gladly did, knowing he will be well pleased with ts increasing size.- The school in district No. 3 is progressing finely. The following are the names of those who were examined for the month ending Jan. 19, and also the general average per cent of the same: Fifth grade, B. Moler 93, H. Haemsch 91; Fourth grade, B. Haemsch 87, H. Hall 82, C. B. Campeau 85, A. Neal 90, E. Neal 81, Horace Howard 73; Third grade, M. Haemsch 91, Wm. Secor 66, Lottie Hall 90; fourth grade, Winnie Hendrick 75. Parents are requested to come and visit the school. On the account of a measles scare several of the pupils stopped extending school a few days before the examination. D.W.S.

Jan. 21.


8 February 1883, page 4, columns 3-4


LONG LAKE- Mr. Huelmantel's family are still on the sick list with the measles. Mr. Dyer's family are also down with the same disease.- Immigrants are still coming from Indiana and Ohio to this section every few days. Only a few days since Messrs. R. Eastep and L. Culbertson arrived here with their effects and families. Each of them brought good teams and have purchased farms in district No. 3.- Messrs. George Aylard and Miles Johnson have sold their partnership farm to J. R. Cox of Randolph county, Ind.; consideration, $1,400, cash down. Mr. Cox will arrive here with his personal property and family some time in March. To give the readers of the HERALD, not residing in this locality, some idea of how rapidly land is increasing in value here we will give the cost of the above farm only two years ago, which was $600, on time; and we should judge that the improvements would not exceed $250. The reader will at once see the net profit to be $550.- Messrs. Johnson and Aylard have been buying fat cattle and sheep and butchering them this winter.- John Larkins lost a valuable milch cow a few days since by the animal breaking a leg wallowing through the deep snow.- Some of our citizens are preparing to build nice residences in the spring. E. Cox will put an addition of 46 feet to his barn the coming month.- The W. C. T. U. are still trying to work up an interest in the temperance cause. They had a meeting at the Cedar Run school house on last Sunday evening. There will be a public installation of officers of the I. O. G. T. at Cedar Run school house on next Friday evening, Feb. 9. A cordial invitation is extended. Some public speakers are expected. A petition to the legislature of this state is being circulated in our town, asking that the manufacture and sale of all intoxicating liquids be prohibited in this state, except for mechanical and medicinal purposes. Such petitions are all well and good, but in our estimation this is the way that this crying evil is to be eradicated. If this curse is ever annihilated it will be through education of the young. "Formation rather than reformation of our plan," because as long as the American people have an appetite for strong drink so long will it be manufactured and drank. "We must educate rather than legislate."- Rev. John Cook and wife left on the 5th inst. to visit friends in southern Ohio. They will be gone about a month.- D. O. Page had just completed an ice house. He has the contract to erect two or three more cottages in the spring for parties residing in Chicago. They will be built near those he built last season.- School closed in district No. 3 last Friday. Good satisfaction was given by the teacher, Miss Hattie Aylard.- James Scott held a stereopticon exhibition at the residence of John Haemsch on last evening. Owing to the inclemency of the weather it was not well patronized. D.W.S.

February 6.


23 February 1883, page 4, column 4


LONG LAKE- On the 6th inst. Thos. Dyer had one of his legs badly fractured while he was attempting to roll a log which was on top of a rollway. He was lifting with a cant hook, when suddenly the cant hook handle broke and he went over the log and down on the ice. At this date he is resting as comfortably as could be expected.- Some days since P. Dyer while cutting some hay with a hay knife inflicted a very severe injury on one of his hands. - The recent thaw lowered the snow six inches or more.- The roads are almost impassable on account of being traveled when they were soft Friday and Saturday.- Messrs. Linderman and Larkins have started their mill which has been idle for months. The log yard is pretty well filled with a good grade of logs, and E. F. Ferris has done the same.- Charles Howards and Miss K. Ruyl were married a few days since.- J. Dyer arrived home from Wisconsin a few days ago. He has been absent for some time.- Stephen McGarry informs us that he has three good milch cows for sale. Persons desiring to purchase would find it to their interest to give Mr. McGarry a call.- F. Huellmantel's family have recovered from the measles. There are no new cases to our knowledge.- Wm. H. Wheat recieved a splendid wood machine from Chicago one day last week. They claim that one man will do the work of two with this machine.- Alex Smith arrived home from Indiana a few days ago. He speaks of the recent floods as having done an immense amount of damage in the sections where he had been visiting to.- Almost all the large, as well as the small bridges crossing streams were washed away.- Mrs. J. Stanton left here on a visit to friends residing in Ind. last week.- Mrs. E. Wyckoff and family are visiting Mr. Hallett's family.- The school in district No. 3 is progressing finely. The term will close in three weeks. All persons interested in the school are requested to visit. D.W.S.

Feb. 19.


1 March 1883, page 5, column 4


Republican County Convention

The republican county convention was called to order at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23, by John T. Beadle, chairman of the county committee.

E. V. Davis was elected chairman and J. T. Hannah, secretary.

H. E. Steward, John Pulcipher and R. Hatch were appointed committee on credentials.

The committee on credentials reported the following named parties entitled to seats in the convention...

Long Lake-E. V. Davis, two seats...


8 March 1883, page 5, column 1

Daniel Popst, of Long Lake, aged 72 years, and for 20 years a resident of that town, died on Monday, March 5th.


8 March 1883, page 5, column 3


LONG LAKE- Paul Haemsch has been very low with lung fever for two weeks past. This evening we gave him a call and found him convalescent. Drs. Kneeland and Ashton are the attending physicians. Alex. Smith was also taken sick with the same disease a few days ago. Dr. C. J. Kneeland was called in promptly and he thinks with proper care he will soon have him on the mend. Wm. Benton has been quite sick also for some days past. Numerous others are on the sick list, but not dangerously so.- Rev. John Cook and wife arrived home a few days ago, from their visit in the southern part of the state.- Mrs. Miles Johnson and children, in company with George Aylard, left for Ohio, where they intend to make their home. Mr. Johnson will follow them in a few days. He is selling some stock preparatory to leaving.- A new son made his appearance at F. W. Hagerman's on last Monday.- John R. Cox and family will arrive here to-morrow in company with Elwood Cox and his family. Their effects arrived yesterday.- Z. Commack and others from Iowa are writing to John Cook for information respecting this country, as they are intending to immigrate; also Mr. Hayworth from the same state has been writing to E. Cox about putting in a saw mill here. There will be a much larger immigration to this country from Indiana, Ohio and elsewhere the coming season than ever before.- Josiah Pennington intends putting in a stock of groceries in the Hall building at the head of the Lake, as soon as the building is finished.- Mr. Pennington is from Hamilton county, Ind. He has sold his farm and other effects in Ind., and will be here in a few days.- Friends monthly meeting was held at their church last Saturday, March 3. It was pretty well attended considering the inclemency of the weather. O. G. Whitman was acceptably in attendance.- Albert Wood and his brother, James Wood have been holding a short series of meetings at the friend's church the past week. The above gentlemen are ministers of the society of friends. Their labors were acceptably received.- Rev. A. Wood, is from the southern part of the state and Rev. J. Wood, is from Manton, Mich.- W. Wheat met with quite a loss on last Wednesday. A little after noon his residence caught fire, and as he was working in his barn, and his wife was sewing on a machine, which made considerable noise, the fire was not discovered until it was under good head-way. Mr. Wheat tried to extinguish the fire, but was unsuccessful, and thereby lost much valuable time in which he might have saved a great deal of his household goods. As it was he met with almost a total loss of house and household stuff. He sent his family to his wife's relatives in the southern part of the state. The neighbors are acting the true neighbor by him. They all turned out with their teams and are now drawing logs to the mills and assisting in other ways in erecting him a frame home 16x24 ft.

March 7. D.W.S.


8 March 1883, page 5, column 4

MARRIED- HOWARD-RUHL- In Long Lake, Jan. 23, 1883, by H. D. Howard, J. P., Charles C. Howard and Catherine Ruhl.


22 March 1883, page 4, columns 3-4


LONG LAKE- A great deal of sickness still exists among us. Paul Haemsch is still dangerously ill. He has been confined to his bed one month. Wm. Wheat is also down with the lung fever. Samuel Green's wife has been very sick for some weeks. Thos. Dyer is up and around again. His leg was not fractured as badly as was thought. George Bailey had one of his feet badly crushed last Monday, week, in Rennie's lumber camp, by a log rolling over it.- Rev. John Cook was called on to preach the funeral discourse of Mrs. James Dingman, residing in Garfield township, on last Sunday. She leaves a husband and six children to mourn her loss.- There has been an unprecedented amount of sickness with us this winter.- J. W. Murphy from Hamilton county, Ind., has been looking for a mercantile business location, and also for a farm here. He will return in the spring or rather when the snow is off.- A gentleman from Iowa is looking out a situation for other parties residing in that state.- J. Marshall from Grant county, Ind., is also looking for a farm here.- A Mr. Stilts and family from Ind., moved here a few days since. At the same time that Mr. Stilts came, two gentlemen by the name of Barr came also and a Mr. Tharp, a brother of Tullie Tharp.- Most of the farmers are making preparations for sugaring. Some of them quite extensively.- We have observed that Elijah Cox has erected a nice sugar house. E. F. Ferris has put up an ice house and has it well filled with a good quality of ice for summer use.- We have noticed the heavy snow has crushed several barns and stable roofs this summer.- Elijah Cox was very agreeably surprised on the evening of the ninth by a goodly number of his friends collecting in his parlor with their baskets well filled with good things, while he was at Traverse City, and on his return a bountiful repast was partaken of, after which Mrs. Cox gave some excellent instrumental and vocal music. Altogether it was one of the most enjoyable evenings we have spent this winter and all present wished that Mr. Cox could be 41 again.- School closed in the Durga school house a few days ago.- The meetings Rev. Jno. Cook has been holding at the Durga school house for some time past, are well attended, and a great deal of interest is manifested.- Rev. Jesse Johnson of Winchester, Ind., is holding a series of meetings at the friends church. Commenced on Friday evening. There have been services every evening and day since, and there will be every evening this week and perhaps longer. A great deal of good has already been done. Everybody is cordially invited to attend and take a part.- School in district No. 3 closed on last Saturday. The following is a brief report of said school. Number of days taught, including legal holidays, 80. Number of days attended by pupil 1378. Average daily attendance 17. Average daily attendance until the measles broke out in the district, 24. Number of pupils enrolled, 30. Several pupils did not begin attending until the term was two-thirds out, and a few only attended one or two weeks, making the average daily attendance much lower than it would have been. There are four monthly examinations, three of which are written, besides occasional reviews. The following are the names of the pupils who were present at the examination held on Friday, on 16th, and their average per cent. The questions were prepared promiscuously from what they had gone over during the term, and the figures given are just what they are entitled to, and no more and no less. Fifth grade, A. Hullmantel 80, J. Burden 70, Bertha Haemsch 90, H. Haemsch 86, C. B. Campeau 86, Statia Burden 90, M. McGary 79. Fourth grade, A. Neal 89, Emma Neal 92, Stephen McGary 74, H. Hall 85, A. Howard 88. Third grade, M. Haemsch 90, L. Hall 81, M. Greene 80, Thos. E. Keffe 85. The following received prizes. C. B. Campeau, Hattie Hall, H. Howard, B. Haemsch, S. Burden and H. Haemsch. The following are the names of the visitors. Charles Thomas, L. Thomas, L. J. Smith, Miss Secor, Miss McGary, Mrs. J. Newhouse, Mrs. Deverns, A. Hullmantel, R. Hullmantle, Mrs. W. Neal, Miss Hitchcock and Mrs. Stephen McGary. The closing exercises were enjoyed by all.

March 20. D.W.S.


29 March 1883, page 5, column 1

DANIEL SHORTER, of Cedar Run, left Tuesday on a business trip to Indiana. He will be gone three weeks.


5 April 1883, page 6, column 1


Local Election Returns


Supervisor- Egbert F. Ferris

Clerk- James W. Gitchel

Treasurer- John Cook

Highway Commissioner- Eugene V. Davis

School Inspector- Egbert F. Ferris

Justice, full term- John A. Haempsch

Justice, to fill vacancy- John R. Johnson

Constables- Collins C. Shilling, Eugene V. Davis, Alvin F. Reynolds, Hiram A. Hall



12 April 1883, page 4, column 3


LONG LAKE- The farmers are nearly all busily engaged in sugaring. The sap does not run well thus far, owing to south and east winds and the nights being warm. Most of our farmers are using tin buckets and patent spouts, together with galvanized boiling pans.- Stephen McGary is building a first class barn 36x50.- Messrs.Larkin & Linderman will commence erection of a dwelling house in a few days. Alexander Smith will do the work.- The work on Elijah Cox's barn is progressing finely. The frame will be raised this week.- Mr. Ferris, Sr., will commence the erection of a very nice and commodious dwelling house in a few days. A portion of the material is on the ground. The house is to be "L" shaped, with a wood and wash house attached.- A great many of our farmers are having a lot of wood for next winter's market and use cut this winter and spring. Among there are Messr.s Huelmantel, who has had 134 cords cut, E. Cox, P. Duryea and Jno. Cook.- Rev. Jesse Johnson, of whom we spoke in our last, has been holding a series of meetings at the Friends' church and the Cedar Run school house. His labors have truly been blessed by the Lord. A large number of conversions and reclamation at both places. The church is in the liveliest condition it has been in for some time past. Rev. John Cook has also been holding a short series of meetings at the Durga school house. His labors have been crowned with success. Quite a goodly number of conversions and reclamations.- Rev. Jonathan Hodgens of Randolph county, Ind., accompanied by his wife, arrived here a few days since. They intend staying this summer and perhaps longer. Mr. Hodgens intends spending most of his time during the summer in religious work at different points in this and adjoining counties.- Frank W. Hagerman sold his team of horses a few days ago to Albert Kent for $300 cash. He has also sold his other personal property, and rented his farm to H. Brown. He starts this week for Hancock county, Ind., where he commences in the drug and hardware business.- We received notice a few days since of the arrival of J. Pennington's household goods. He, in company with his family, will arrive in a few days. They come from Hamilton county, Ind.- We have examined the wheat since it has been coming through the snow, and pronounce it in fair to good condition. Most of it looks green. In some places the blades are dead, but think the root all right. As far as we have examined, the fruit is all right, peaches included.

April 9, 1883 D.W.S.


26 April 1883

LONG LAKE- The ice is out of the lake and fisherman are getting ready for sport.- Mr. Page and others who intend to entertain summer visitors, are busy getting ready. The grounds in charge of Mr. Page will be handsomely fitted up. Many visitors are expected at our beautiful lake than ever before.- P. Haemsch is, we understand, convalescent. He has been on the sick list for two months or more.- W. H. Wheat, who has been dangerously sick for six or eight weeks is much better. His wife, who went to the south part of the state when their house burned, returned to take care of him.- Rather a poor sugar year. But few of the farmers have made enough for their own use.- Farmers are busy putting in oats and spring wheat.- We are glad to notice that most of our farmers are settling down to business, and farming on scientific principles.- The farmers are drawing off their potatoes and are getting only 35 cents for them. We believe we will market ours in the fall, hereafter.- Joshua Pennington has arrived with his family, and has rented rooms of George Valleau for a short time. He will build immediately. He is urging up the completion of the store buildings as he intends to put in a store buildings as he intends to put in a stock of groceries, dry goods, hardware, notions, boots and shoes, in short everything the farmer wishes. Intend to have a postoffice as soon as can be. Mr. Pennington is a first class business man and we will insure satisfaction to parties trading with him. He will sell at Traverse City prices, and will take produce of the farmers at reasonable rates.- Rev. Jesse Johnson returned home last week.

April 23. D.W.S.


10 May 1883

LONG LAKE- The recent rain did the vegetation an untold amount of good. All that is wanted now is a few warm days to start vegetation.- The farmers in our section are done sowing oats and spring wheat, and a few of them have commenced to plow for corn. Several of them have planted early patches of potatoes.- We have noticed a great many clearing up new land, and have noticed to our satisfaction that instead of cutting the timber down in fallows they have persued a much wiser plan, which is this. They have made saw timber out of all that could be utiliized in that way, and made rails and blockwood of the remainder. In a word we would say to those who anticipate cutting fallows, stop a moment and think how much valuable timber you are destroying, and how much better and wiser it would be to follow the above plan, for the time is coming, in the near future, when those majestic maple forests will be as it were gold mines to the owner. And that is not all. A very great deal of plant food is destroyed by the excessive heat produced by said fires.- Numerous large flocks of wild geese have been flying over in the past few days. This, we understand, is a pretty sure proof that we are going to have fine warm weather now. Our ears have also been saluted many times by the mournful notes of the loon. The boys are having lots of fun shooting at wild ducks in our beautiful lakes.- The company's Long Lake saw mill will commence operations next Monday, May, 7. The mill has, as usual, been overhauled by Mr. Harvey and all necessary repairs put in.- Our other little hard wood mills have been very busy cutting a good quantity of lumber.- We noticed E. Wyckoff in our midst yesterday.- Josiah Pennington is very busy clearing off a plat of ground to erect his dwelling. Has the lumber on the ground for the house. Chas. Valleau is digging a well for him. Mr. Pennington has purchased $40 worth of fruit trees and intends setting them out as fast as gets ground cleared. He expects to have his stock of merchandise opened to the public in a few days.- Our school officers are having a great deal of trouble to find teachers for our summer schools. We are informed that school will commence in district No. 3 on Monday the 7th, Miss Alice Grant as teacher. This is Miss Grant's first experience and we wish her success.- Our Sabbath schools are being reorganized, and some new ones organized. It is almost impossible to keep up schools during the winter, as so many of our men are engaged in the lumber business and cannot attend. Also the roads are frequently very bad, and other causes. A school was organized at what if known as the Durga school house on last Sunday wk.- The union Sabbath school in district No. 3, was reorganized to-day. All are cordially invited to come and take a part in the school irrespective of denomination. The friend's school was also reorganized to-day.- Rev. John Cook will preach at the Huellmantel school house or district No. 3, on next Sunday wk, at 10 a.m. All come out.- We are sad to note that our friend Paul Haemsch has taken a backset, and a new disease has originated in the form of an abcess in his side. He has been sick nearly three months.- Mrs. S. Greeno is recovering very slowly from a protracted illness.- Mrs. Burden has been dangerously ill for some 3 weeks past. D.W.S.

May 6.


24 May 1883

LONG LAKE- The past few days have been warm and frequent showers are starting vegetation rapidly. You can almost see grass, wheats, oats, and in fact everything, grow. We have noticed strawberries in bloom, and some fruit trees. Farmers are very busily engaged putting in their spring crops. A few of them have planted corn, but most of the corn will be put in this week. So far the fruit is all right and gives promise of a large yield.- The scarlet fever made its appearance in our midst some days since. A Mr. Brooks came to G. Valleau's a few days since on a visit and was taken down with it. Wm. Benton and Frank Howard have the same disease in their families. The board of health met a short time since and quarantined the above parties. They also discontinued all religious meetings and Sabbath schools until further orders.- Mrs. Burden was called away by death since our last writing. She leaves a family of children and a husband to mourn their loss. The bereaved family have the sumpathy of all.- Henry Howard is erecting a nice dwelling house. Wm. H. Wheat has the frame up of his house. Noah Thomas is putting a nice fence around his house and garden.- E. Linderman's wife arrived here from near Cleveland, Ohio, the past week. Mr. Linderman has his house ready for plasterers.- Fred Campeau has rented his farm to Isaac Gray and has moved to town. He lost a valuable horse a few days ago. Rev. John Cook also lost a horse this week. This makes two he has lost inside of a year.

May 20. D.W.S.


Strayed, from my farm at Cedar Run, about three weeks ago, a red cow, white belly, star in forehead, bush part of tail is white, short horns, which turn in a little; four years old. Will pay well for her return. A. N. Norris

May 23


7 June 1883

CEDAR RUN- Mrs. Allie Reynolds (better known by her maiden name, Miss Belle Hinshaw) died last Wednesday morning. Mrs. Reynolds had become greatly endeared to the entire community. Her sweet life was full of hope and promise, but the Lord willed otherwise, and her friends, especially among the young people, will long mourn for a dear one gone. The funeral services bore affecting testimony to the tender regard in which she was held. She was eighteen years old, and they were indeed "beautiful years." She was buried at Long Lake cemetery, May 3d, Rev. Mr. Hodgens officiating.- C. Powell has erected a very good house which he has partly filled with groceries- well, in fact, almost everything the people need.- Mr. Thomas is building a good substantial board fence in front of his house, and improving his farm otherwise, which adds very much to the attraction of his home.- G. D. Willobee is building a large warehouse.- John Biggs has purchased a fine yoke of oxen, a new wagon, harrow, chains, and other implements too numerous to mention. This means bix.- Mr. Pike and family of Indiana, arrived recently, bringing with them their effects. They have moved in the house formerly occupied by John Shorter.- Miss May Ferris is teaching in Solon district No. 3, and Miss Ettie Biggs in Kasson district No. 1.- Our commissioner, Mr. White, seems to have plenty of work in this part of the town.- Vegetation of all kind is growing nicely. The warm showers of yesterday added very much to its growth.- J. M. Benjamin has found employment in the brick yard at Traverse City, with his team.- Stephen Vaudry is canvassing for fruit trees.- Samuel Boroughs will after the intest of his farm.CHECK J.S.

June 5.


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LONG LAKE- Vegetation growing finely. Fruits look well.- Farmers mostly done planting, except in some cases potatoes.- The six-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. E. Fillmore, died on the 2d or 3d inst., of scarlet fever. Owing to the disease being contagious the funeral was not public. The little fellow will be sadly missed by his little brothers and sisters and playmates, and more especially by his fond parents.- Mrs. Russell, aunt of the late Belle Reynolds, living in Indiana, was telegraphed to and came and attended the funeral of Mrs. Reynolds.- Ed Corbit of Randolph county, Ind., is visiting friends here. Mrs. E. Wyckoff is also visiting her daughter, Mrs. M. Hallett.- The "hall" at the head of the lake is being painted by A. A. Loucks.- The school at Cedar Run was suspended a short time since on account of the building committee not accepting the house. School will commence in district No. 2 next Monday, with Miss Ellen Pegg as teacher.- Improvements in the way of fencing and building are begun nearly every day.- Josiah Pennington, our merchant, at the head of the lake, has his dwelling house nearly enclosed. His stock of goods are open to the public and he will furnish you with almost anything you wish. If he hasn't it in the store he will get it for you. He is buying all kinds of farm produce, and pays Traverse City prices. We wish to say a word with reference to patronizing Mr. Pennington, not as an advertisement. He has come amongst us and must make a living, and it is our duty to make a point to buy everything we have to buy of him. We all wish our village site to be improved at the head of the lake. Now, if we wish it strong enough let us lay to a helping hand in this way, all others that we can. If a good trade is built up here we will have other branches of industry open up at this point.- We wish to announce through the HERALD that there will be Sabbath school on next Sunday, June 10, at the school house in district No. 3. The school was suspended some weeks since on account of scarlet fever. Come out, little folks, we have lots of Sunday school papers for you. D.W.S. June5.


14 June 1883

Mrs. Mickens of Long Lake, who has been partially insane for a long time, wandered away from home on Friday, June 1st, and has not yet been found, although organized effort has been made by the neighbors. There is little doubt that she has perished from exposure and hunger, or more probably has been drowned in the lake.


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LONG LAKE- We could not ask for weather more adapted to all kinds of growing crops. Farmers are rejoicing at the promising outlook for an abundant yield of corn, as the seed that was put in the ground has, from the looks, 99 per cent of it, come up. Some fields have been cultivated. We think oats never looked better at this time of year than now. Wheat is coming out beyond all expectations. Grass will be a heavy crop, if seasonable from now on. The prospect for fruit is excellent, especially all kinds of small varieties. Quite a large acreage of potatoes is being planted in our immediate section. Also a large quantity of rootabaga seed will be sown.- And still they come from nearly every direction to our Grand Traverse country to look for homes, and summer resorts. The following, well to do gentlemen, arrived here the past week. from Randolph and Wayne counties, Ind: Luke Thomas, Clark Thomas and Joseph Thomas. - We have been receiving letters from different parties, from Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Iowa and Kansas, desiring information relative to this country, are regards its climate, soil, healthfulness, productions, length of winters, and summers, and various other questions too numerous to mention.- Quite a number of them will come to look sometime this summer and fall. We extend the right hand of fellowship to all thorough-going, enterprising and honest citizens that may come.- The spirit of improvement continues. Lafe Fillmore has put up a large number of rods of the most substantial wire fence that we have seen for some time. Has also built a good deal of board fence. Other parties too numerous to mention, have built, and are building more or less fence, and making other substantial improvements.- We noticed yesterday that Chas. Powell had Sylvester Beckwith's large dwelling nearly inclosed. Mr. Beckwith now has first class farm buildings. As will be remembered, he erected a commodious barn last season.- D. O. Page informs us that he is now finishing two more rustic dwellings for parties residing in Chicago, and making other improvements. He also states that he has had to refuse accomodations to several parties from other points. Says he will be crowded to his utmost capacity now. They will come in a few days. Mr. Page knows just how to conduct such as enterprise.- Have noticed that the lodge of the I. O. G. T., occupy their upper room in the hall at the head of the lake. They have it nicely furnished, as regards chairs. lights etc. We think the order is prospering finely.- Messrs. John Hayworth, and Gamaliel White, returned to Indiana last week.- The white horse and his rider, death, has again visited the quiet home of Emmet Fillmore, and taken two more of their darling children, the past week. This makes three children they have lost within two weeks, with scarlet fever. Words are no condolence to the bereaved parents in this, their hour of sore affliction. Other scarlet fever cases are reported doing well.- Our friend Paul Haemsch, is still at the point of death, with no signs of recovery.- Mrs. Wm. H. Wheat's sister, from the southern part of this state, is visiting with the above.- School in district No. 2, has suspended operations for two weeks, or more, on account of sickness. School in the Durga district commenced a few days ago, with Miss Fuller as teacher.- Up to date, nothing has been heard of Mrs. Mickens.- Rev. John Cook is holding a few meetings at Maple City.

June. 17. D.W.S.


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We are having excellent weather for all growing crops. The grass crop will be enormous. The strawberry crop is large, and of excellent quality. From the appearance of the blackberry bushes as regards bloom, there will be a very large yield. Clover harvest will soon be upon us. Some are thinking of cutting the last of this week.- Our farmers are still clearing up new land, and sowing it to rootabagas and potatoes.- Rev. J. Hodgens had a logging "B" last week and got quite a large plat of ground cleared.- Our merchant, Mr. Pennington, at the head of the lake, is having quite a thriving little trade, and it is on the increase. He cordially invites all to come and examine his goods and learn prices.- Road working has been the order of the day for some time, and some durable work has been done.- School in district No. 2 has been suspended until next winter, or fall, on the account of so much sickness.- James Ferris has his fine, commodious dwelling up, and inclosed. Will be done in a few days. Has six hands at work on it.-Warren Tilton launched a very nice little sail boat, of his own make, Saturday last. We now have quite a number fo sailing craft on our beautiful lake,- "Old Bruin" makes his appearance among us every now and then, to remind us that he still holds a claim on our northern woods. A nice specimen of the above crossed the highway a few feet in front of Noah Thomas' children a day or two since, as they were returning from school.-Some very fine fish have been taken out of Long lake this spring, and still there is more to follow.-We received a card from Wm. Bond, of Carmel, Ind., stating he would make Grand Traverse a call in a few days. Mr. Bond comes up every summer to enjoy our climate and scenery.- Death has been ravaging extensively in our midst the past week or ten days.- The fourth, and only child of Mr. and Mrs. Emmet Fillmore died last week, and was buried at the head of the lake.- Eugene Wares, a bright boy about twelve years old, son of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Wares, died of scarlet fever last week, and was buried in the Long Lake cemetery.- Mrs. Chas. Howard died last week and was buried in the Almira cemetery.- Paul Haemsch, after over eighteen weeks of extreme suffering died on Sunday last, at 12:30 p.m., and will be buried at the head of the lake. The funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Jno. Cook on Tuesday at Friends' church. Paul was beloved by all who had his acquaintance, as a dutiful son, a kind playmate and school companion, and his presence will be sadly missed among us. He left the evidence that he has gone where he will be forever at rest with the Lord.- Eb Brown is quite sick.- Mrs, J. Hodgens was quite severely hurt by the vehicle in which she was riding being instantly overturned, by the team. It is supposed they got frightened at a bear.- Rev. John Cook preached in district No. 3 yesterday.- The I. O. G. T., gave an entertainment on last Saturday night at their hall at the head of the Lake. They were addressed by Rev. Mr. Carlisle of Traverse City, and John Cook of this place. Other exercises also. The entertainment was good, and there will be another in one month. D.W.S.

July 2.


12 July 1883


Fine growing weather. Hay harvest in full blast. Owing to the wet weather that prevailed nearly all last week, there was but little corn cultivated.- Some of the Cedar Runites were conspicuous among the number at the picnic near Lake Ann on the Fourth of July. Where were the rest of em?- Adam Umlor has purchased a Perkins wind pump.- Chas. E. Ferris is building an addition to his house.- Sunday school at the Cedar Run school house every Sunday afternoon, at half-past three o'clock. All are solicited to attend.- The young folks at Green River have organized a literary society to be held at the school house every alternate Friday evening. I would just like to say to those who are interested in literature to come out and lend a helping hand.- The Rev. O. G. Whitman preaches every other Sunday at this place. Preaching last Sunday.- Miss Mae Ferris had vacation in her school last week.- Mr. Littlefield is intending to erect a new house soon.- Steven Vaudrey has given up his agency.- Mr. Freeman has been unfortunate enough to lose three cows. Cause unknown.- The health of the community is good.

July 10. S.


19 July 1883


We are having too much rain for grass harvest. Some fields of winter wheat are taking the rust from the effects of so much rain. We have noticed a few lots of grass pretty nearly spoiled, as it was cut down between showers. Most of the farmers are waiting for settled weather before commencing in their grass. Winter wheat is ripening very fast; think some fields will be ready to harvest inside of a week or ten days. Oats are beginning to head out nicely. Corn is doing finely. Have seen some fields from three to four feet high. Potatoes, and in fact, all crops are growing nicely. The strawberry season is pretty nearly over, but the huckleberry harvest has come to take its place. Have also noticed some raspberries ripening.- A goodly number of our farmers have purchased farm machinery this summer. Benjamin Durga has purchased a grass mowing machine, wire rake, a nice hack and set of harness. E. V. Davis has purchased a new mower, so also has Henry Howard.- Messrs. John Cook, and D. W. Smith have purchased a surprise wire grass rake. Two more new row boats have been launched on our beautiful lake this week, by Alonzo Durga and L. Thomas.- Peter Coffield is getting lumber on the ground for a new kitchen.- Josiah Pennington has moved into his house. His son-in-law and wife, Mr. and Mrs. James Jones, arrived here with their effects one day last week, and have rented property of Geo. Valleau. They were from Hamilton Co., Ind.- The I. O. G. T. gave a very pleasant ice cream and strawberry festival at Rising Star Lodge hall last Wednesday evening. The entertainment was well patronized, and quite an amount of change was taken in.- Rev. John Barker of Hamilton Co., Ind., in company with his daughter, visited his children, and acquaintances here. He is a minister of the friends society, and delivered a very interesting and instructive sermon at the friends' church on last Sabbath week, notwithstanding his advanced age, being near eighty years old. Rev. J. M. Hodgens preached in district No. 3 last Sabbath.- The cemetery at the head of the lake was plowed last year, and seeded down, and the growth of grass is so luxurious that the town treasurer has been offered $10 for it. The soil in the cemetery being very light sand is what is remarkable about it, showing that our lightest soil here will produce grass equal to or greater than Ind. or Ohio.- We are glad to note that the sickness in our section is rapidly disappearing. We know of but one person on the sick list now, and that is Mrs. H. Howard. D.W.S.

July 16.


26 July 1883


Wheat and oats will be injured not a little by rust if the weather continues wet much longer.- The most of our farmers will get done haying thsi week if the weather continues favorable.- Our Sabbath school is progressing finely with Mr. Whinnerry as superintendent. All are earnestly invited to attend.- The fourth quarterly meeting of the M. E. church, Traverse City circuit, will be held at the Cedar Run school house, Aug. 4th and 5th. A cordial invitation is extended to all.- Next Thursday evening at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. E. V. Davis, there will be given a pound social for the benefit of the pastor on this circuit, the Rev. O. G. Whitman.- Since our last, there has been one death in our neighborhood, a little child of Stephen Vaudrey's.- Miss Ettie Briggs has gone to Acme, where she will teach instrumental music.- Mrs. A. M. Ferris started this morning for Traverse City canvassing for a book.- The Misses Amelia and Anna Leitelt of Grand Rapids are visiting relatives here. Wm. Leitl's daughter, of Lowell, Mich., is at home on a short visit. J.S.

July 23.


2 August 1883

LONG LAKE- This date finds us in the midst of wheat harvest. Haying principally done. Oats will soon do to harvest.- three young ladies, sisters of Mrs. Chas. Brown, from Canada, are visiting with Mrs. Brown.- A large host of summer resorters are now at D. O. Page's. One party came some days since, the other recently.- Two sisters of Mrs. J. Culbertson, from Indiana, and a relative from Mexico are visiting with the above. Mrs. Culbertson will return with them to Indiana to visit friends in a few days.- A sister of James Getchel, from the southern part of the state, has been visiting with him for some time.- A party of young gentlemen and ladies gave a very interesting serenade in front of your correspondent's home one night last week of excellent vocal and instrumental music. We enjoyed it much.- The pound social held at the residence of E. V. Davis last Thursday evening was a financial success and an enjoyable occasion.- School in district No. 3 will close this week.- Our Sabbath schools are well attended and a great deal or interest manifested on the part of officers, teachers and pupils.- The I. O. G. T. is increasing in numbers and interest at Rising Star lodge. D.W. S. July 31


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Hay and wheat harvest over. That is, winter wheat. Some fields of oats would do to harvest. More warm weather would be desirable for corn. Must have it very seasonable if a great deal of the corn makes a crop of good ripe ears. Potatoes doing finely.-A fatal accident occurred to one of our friends on last Friday, at four o'clock p.m.. Frank, and his brother Emmett Fillmore, were doing some repair work on the flume of Elijah Ransom's grist mill, when the center gates and timbers gave way and let a volume of 7 1/2 feet of water down upon them. A post 10 1/2 feet long and 10 inches square struck Frank on the right shoulder, breaking it, and dashed his head against the farther end of the flume, bruising it in a terrible manner, causing death, it is supposed, instantly, although his body was not taken out of the water for some 45 minutes after the first bursting through of the water, on account of the timber and trash covering him, and his body could not be seen until the water was all let off. Had it not been for the heroic efforts of E. Ransom, Emmet would also have drowned, as his foot was caught under one of the gates, and held his body firmly under the water, until life was pretty well extinct, but Mr. Ransom succeeded at the last moment, in drawing the body out, leaving his boot still fast. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. John Cook, at the friends' church yesterday, after which the body was buried in the cemetery close by. We desire to say a few words in memory of our beloved brother. He was in every sense of the term a true gentleman, being all his life a very moral boy, never known to participate in anything unbecoming a gentleman of the highest order. Was a dutiful son, a studious pupil, an affectionate associate, and last of all a warm-hearted christian, being converted last winter. He also gave his name to the officers of Rising Star lodge, of the I.O.G.T., and would have been initiated into membership on last Saturday night, had he lived. This order assisted in the funeral ceremonies. As he was the stay and support of his aged parents, their loss will be very great.- Two ministers of the gospel, of the society of friends, have been doing religious service amongst us for the past two weeks, which has been very acceptable and beneficial. One of them, Wm. F. Lewis, is from Zearing, Story Co., Iowa. The other, W. C. Brown, is from Winchester, Indiana. They are both able ministers.- We notice every few days new comers to sport on and around our lake.- Mr. Campbell and nephew, from Chicago, are stopping with Geo. Valleau. Arrived here last Saturday noon and in the evening Mr. Campbell took his fishing tackle and started for the lake and took in 16 large black bass, and a great many other smaller fish.- We also noticed Dr. Ashton from Traverse City, and another gentleman with him, fishing the same evening.- Rev. Mr. Bennett, of Traverse City, will give a lecture at Rising Star lodge next Saturday evening.- Mrs. D. O. Page met with a serious accident Sunday morning. As she was stepping out to ring the dinner bell, she slipped on the floor, which was wet, and fell, breaking her leg below the knee. She is not improving very fast.- Mr. Page now has 31 summer boarders.- Improvements of various kinds is the order of the day among our people. May it continue. D.W.S.

Aug. 13.


23 August 1883


Very warm weather the last few days which is ripening oats in good shape. The crop bids fair to be a good one.- Preaching last Sabbath by Mr. Williams. It seems really old fashioned to see so many out to church again. Preaching Aug. 26 in district No. 3, by Rev. Mr. Hodgson.- Another herd of bears, three in number, was seen by A. Ayers a few days ago. He got in contact with one of them and broke a hand rake over its back, but as it was not a deadly weapon bruin marched off.- We are glad Mr. Bryan has returned home to do his haying and harvesting and is having such fine weather for his work. We rejoice with him that his wife is likely to recover her health again.- As Silas Gray was returning from E. Ransom's mill with a load of well curbing he came near being killed by the fall of a tree, but fortunately the tree struck the wagon wheel.- Mr. Rosa intends starting out with his thresher next Monday.

Aug. 31. RETTA


30 August 1883


The work on Mr. Leittlefield's house is progressing finely: when completed, it will be quite commodius.- J. M. Thomas' new barn is approaching completion.- Mr. and Mrs. E. G. Wooherton and daughter of Winchester, Ind., are the guests of Chas. F. Powell.- E. Thomas is visiting with his uncle, J. M. Thomas.- The Rev. O. G. Whitman will deliver his farewell sermon at this place next Sunday.- The necktie party of which we made mention in our last, came off accoding to appointment. At nine o'clock the house was filled to overflowing, and still they continued to come. Traverse City and the adjoining neighborhoods were well represented, numering in all about eighty. Refreshments were served, after which a few hours were pleasantly spent in a social chat, and then dispersed. The amount donated was $10.15.- There will be a Sunday school picnic at this place September 8th, to be held just east of the Cedar Run school house. Other schools are cordially invited to come and make it a sort os a union affair. J. S.

Aug. 28.


6 September 1883


The weather has been very favorable for farmers to harvest their oats and spring wheat, which is principally all harvested. The spring wheat crop is excellent. Have seen some fields I think will make in the neighborhood of 30 bushels per acre. What winter wheat has been threshed in our immediate neighborhood is not turning out quite as well as was expected. It is making only from 10 to 15 bushels per acre. The rust struck some fields and did damage.- The Hathaway Bros. are doing the threshing in our section.- A great many of our farmers are plowing for winter wheat.- A good rain would be very beneficial to the late planted potatoes and also corn is needing rain.- We have noticed some nice patches of strawberries set this season.- We are now in the midst of the blackberry harvest. The crop is not as large as it was last year, but there is a fair yield and the fruit is of good quality. Many of our boys and girls are making good wages picking and marketing berries. They are getting something like 7 and 8 cents per quart for them.- A great many nice fish are being taken from the lake. For a few weeks past the fishing has been much better than in the first part of the season.- Mr. Campbell and nephew, from Chicago, who have been stopping with Geo. Valleau for some days past, just returned home. They had excellent success fishing, but Mr. Campbell is an expert at fishing. His fishing tackle alone is worth between one and two hundred dollars.- The throng still continues at D. O. Page's. His wife is on the mend, but it is very slow.- The McManus Bros. came out and took some photographs of the beautiful grounds and buildings of the summer resort managed by Mr. Page, a few days since. Mr. Page is going to erect two more dwellings this fall for the parties owning the resort.- Messrs Larkins and Linderman have moved their hard wood mill about a mile farther northeast,, on the same road, and are running again.- A family from Kansas moved here a short time since; say they like Northern Michigan much better than Kansas.- Yesterday we received a letter of inquiry from E. Thomas, residing in Arkansas, with reference to soil, climate, productions, healthfulness, occupations, prices of land, etc., in this section. Stated that a party of three families, including his own, were coming here this fall to make this their home. Further stated that the state of civil affairs was such in Arkansas that there was no enjoyment living there, as bushwhacking was almost a nightly occurrence there; the freed men, negroes, scarce ever receive justice from the southern whites. This bushwhacking being their opportunities of revenge.- Messrs. Marion Wildman, Homer Walton, Seth Cook and Isaac Milhous are stopping with Rev. Jno. Cook. The three first named gentlemen are from the southern central part of Ohio, and Mr. Milhous is from near Indianapolis, Ind. All of them, but Mr. Cook came for their health, two of them for hay fever. They are gentlemen of wealth, and intend purchasing land in this section, this climate being conducive to their health. Increase Chase, who moved to Ohio this spring with his family, has moved back on his place again, here. Says the floods in Ohio destroyed his crops, and thinks Grand Traverse the place yet.- Three gentlemen from Wexford county, members of the friend's church, were in attendance at the friends' monthly meeting, held at the head of the lake last Saturday. The friends' society is increasing quite rapidly here. Only about five years since the first one of them came here, and now their membership is between 160 and 170.- H. H. Granger, from the agricultural school in this state, is visiting friends here. He has been a student for the past two years.- A delegation from the Sunday school at the head of the lake will attend the Sunday school picnic to be held at Cedar Ryn next Saturday.- Henry Howard has his house up and inclosed. It will make a nice appearance when done.- Rev. Mr. Bennett, of Traverse City, gave an excellent discourse upon the temperance question in Rising Star lodge toom, two weeks ago.- Rev. Jno. Cook will address the people here on temperance, on the evening of the 20th, at the above named place. Much good we think is being done here in the temperance cause.

Sept. 3 D.W.S.


13 September 1883


Farmers are beginning to sow wheat. Quite a large acreage will be sown.- D. G. Shorter has oats that measured 6 1/2 feet high of the barley variety. Arnold Freeman, who has been visiting in Ohio for the past few weeks, recently returned home. He reports that the crops in Williams, Morrow, Crawfoed and Marion counties are almost a failure, with the exception of oats, which are good.- Levi Clay of Illinois who has been visiting with his brother, returned home on the fourth.- Miss Ettie Briggs has commenced a six months' term of school in the Green Brier district.- Mrs. Litchfield of Angola, Ind., is visiting her son, A. Littlefield.- On the third of September there was given a surprise party at the residence of Chas. F. Powell and her twin sister Mrs. Wolverton. It was their fifty-third anniversary. Mrs. Wolverton and her daughter took the train the next day for Winchester, Ind., where they reside.- Fred Goin has gone to parts unknown.- William Snow of Williams county, Ohio, is on his way to northern Michigan.- The Sunday school picnic at this place was pronounced a success by all who were present. Owing to the weather, the number was somewhat limited.- Miss L. Reynolds of Ind., is visiting with her sister, Mrs. F. Beverly.- Stephen Vaudrey is at home again.- Mrs. Bennet, of Norristown, who was visiting in this locality, has returned home. J. M. Benjamin is moving his house down near the public highway. Frank Beverly will soon build a new barn. J.S.

Sept. 9


27 September 1883


Farmers are sowing winter wheat, cutting corn, digging potatoes etc., etc.- Several fields of corn were not damaged in the least by the forst.- We have a small field of Ohio white dent that is growing finely. The ears are large, and the grain is getting hard, in another week it will be out of all danger of frost. We have also another field of early yellow dent that is ripening nicely. It is sound enough now for seed. A great many late potatoes were spoiled entirely, the peach blow variety especially.- Wm. Wheat and wife and Mrs. N. Huellmantel are on the sick list.- J. Johnson is building a small house, and barn, E. Stata, addition to barn, Wm. Lawson a house, J. M. Thomas, barn. - David Wares has cleared quite a large tract of new land.- Considerable new fencing.- Almost every family in our section have visitors from a distance. Mr. and Mrs. B. Hunt, of Union City, Ind., are visiting their daughter, Mrs. E. Cox. Mr. Bronson and wife are visiting here also, there are from Farmland., Ind. The Misses Reece, sisters of Mrs. J. Stanton, from Cherry Grove, Ind., are visiting with Mrs. Stanton. Other parties, names unknown to us, are visiting with Mr. Stanton. Mr. Johnathan Osburn, from Cherry Grove, Ind., is also among us, Mrs. Ruth Johnson and daughter, from Lynn, Ind., are the visitors of J. M. Thomas.- Mrs. R. Johnson, a minister of the friends society preached at the head of the lake last Sabbath. There are many other ministers here.- Homer Walton, who came here for his health, some weeks since, leaves for his home, in Ohio, to-morrow. He has been stopping with Rev. John Cook's family. His health has been much improved since coming here. We believe this climate is a sure cure for hay fever, as several individuals with whom we are personally acquainted have been here this, and last season, and have escaped it entirely. One of these is Isaac Milhous, from near Indianapolis, Ind. He came to Rev. John Cook's some six weeks since and has not had the slightest symptoms of the disease. He informs us that he has had this disease for over eighteen years, and has been so bad that he could not lie down to rest a great deal of the time. He intends locating here soon.- Rev. Mr. Cook addressed the people of this vicinity at Rising Star lodge room last Saturday night, a week upon the "Force of Habit." Rev. O. G. Whitman, and Rev. J. Hodgens were present and gave short talks also.- Alfred White, an able elocutionist, gave an entertainment at Rising Star hall last Saturday night, which was exceedingly good.- D. O. Page informs us that the owners of "Forest Lodge" have secured him to erect two more new building, and make other improvements on the above grounds. He also informed us that Mrs. Page, who had her ankle broken sometime since, is beginning to walk around a very little again.- Our merchant at the head of the lake, J. Pennington, is doing a thriving business. When you want anything give him a call.

Sept 26. D.W.S.


18 October 1883


Heavy frost and light freezing for some nights past. On last Saturday a slight skitt of snow fell, accompanied by a pretty heavy rainfall. The snow soon disappeared, Sunday morning. It served as a reminder to farmers that winter is coming again soon, and they are all busy packing their winter fruit, husking corn, digging potatoes, etc. The potato crop has been damaged by the recent freezes. There will be but a small per cent of the corn crop that will be sufficiently matured to allow of being cribbed.- D. O. Page is busily engaged on the "Forest Lodge" grounds, preparing to set a number of fruit trees. He also informs us that he will, instead of building two more houses, erect four or more.- Prof. Alfred White will give an elocutionary entertainment at the Huellmantel school house next Friday evening.- Mrs. Laura Haviland was at the friends' church last Sabbath and delivered a very interesting and instructive discourse. She also filled an appointment at the Cedar Run school house on Sunday afternoon.- Rev. J. Hodgens and J. Cook have been holding a series of religious meetings at Maple City the past few days.- Isaac Milhous, of whom we have made mention before, returned to his home near Indianapolis, Ind., a few days since.- Isaac Pennington, with his family, from Westfield, Hamilton county, Ind., is visiting with his brother Josiah at this place.- A Mr. Fox has purchased and taken possession of the hardwood mill known as Wm. Benton's. We are informed he intends doing some considerable repairing at the mill, and will be ready to do custom work soon.- But a few deer have been killed in this section. Noah Thomas killed a small one a few days since.- Sunday school at district No. 2 closed last Sunday week.- Wm. H. Wheat went to Ann Arbor a few days since to recieve medical treatment for the benefit of one of his eyes. His brother-in-law, Mr. Worthington, from southern Michigan, is here with Mr. Wheat's family. D.W.S.

October 15


8 November 1883


The farmers have made good use of the fine weather, and have most of their fall work done.- The woods are swarming with deer hunters; a few of them have had pretty good luck. Elijah Cox killed one a few days since that weighed over 300 lbs. He has killed two more beside this one. Jno. R. Cox has also killed two. Messers. B. Hunt, R. Cox, N. Haworth, Jno. Haworth and many others from Ind. are hunting deer here.- Friends monthly meeting was held at their church last Saturday. Rev. James Mills and Ruth Johnson, ministers of the friends society, were very acceptably in attendance. They are holding a series of meetings at the church now.- Miss S. Whinnery has been teaching in the Davis district for some months past. Her school closed last week. She will commence a winter term at the Cedar Run school house in a few days.- Miss Mary Ferris is teaching in the Durga district.- School in district No. 2 commenced to-day with W. Smith as teacher.- P. Coffield has been doing a great deal of good fencing on his farm, and otherwise improving his place this fall.- Messrs. Chas. Brown, Eb. Brown, Marsh Hallett, Lon Durga, and W. S. Durga have gone to work in the lumber woods.- We are informed that Mr. Burchard has sold his farm and all his personal property for $1,500. Do not know who the purchaser is.- Samuel Reece, from Randolph county, Ind., and wife are visiting with their children here. We understand they intend to locate here.- The I.O.G.T. is prospering at this place. They purchased a valuable organ and nice window shutters a few days since. They have as neat and comfortable a room as perhaps any rural lodge in the state.- Zimri Hinshaw has fixed up a blacksmith shop near his home, and is now ready to do all kinds of custom work. Give him a call when you have any work to be done in the line. Some excellent road work is being done on our main road to the city.

Nov. 5. D.W.S.


29 November 1883


The splendid Indian summer weather that we have been having for some days past has been improved by the farmers in the way of plowing for spring crops, which we think is the correct system, especially for sod ground. The lumbering business is not lively, on account of no snow. Several parties who went to the lumber woods have come home. Peter Coffield went with his team to the woods last week.- A great many of our hunters have had good success. Ed. Fillmore killed five in three days. Elwood Cox, in company with Riley Cox and John Haworth of Indiana, killed eight in a little over a week. Nearly all of the southern hunters have gone home.- Most of the farmers have done their butchering sooner than usual on account of the shortness of the corn crop.- Schuyler Adaley is erecting a log building on the tract of land he purchased this fall. We understand he intends to lumber this winter.- D. B. Whitesell has erected a comfortable frame dwelling house this fall.- The I.O.G.T. are going to build 100 feet of horse sheds at their hall, near the head of the lake. They have some fifty members and new members are taken in at almost every meeting.- We are informed that Elijah Stata has purchased a handsome organ.- Our schools are progressing finely in every particular.- A very profitable series of meetings closed at the friends' church a few evenings since. There were many conversions and several backsliders were reclaimed. The church was greatly strengthened. The meetings were conducted by Mrs. Ruth Johnson, James Mills from Indiana, and our home ministers. Mrs. Mary Whitesell,in company with Ruth Johnson, are holding meetings in Wexford county. The trade at Mr. Pennington's store is increasing all the time. Give him a call and see for yourselves.- Some excellent work has been done on what is known as the Hardy hill. We will have one of the best roads in the county leading into Traverse City in a few years.

November 26 D.W.S.


6 December 1883


The weather is very changeable, today is quite cold and it is snowing and bids fair to have a little sleighing.--The time has run out to kill deer but several were killed on Saturday last regardless of the law.--School commenced on Monday last in district No. 4 with Perry Holden as teacher.--Silas Gray is digging a well; has dug 67 feet and don't know how much farther he will have to go. After digging nine feet below the surface he found two lives frogs in solid earth. After bringing them up they hopped about very lively. Spencer Cora of Inland is the well digger.--The Hathaway Brothers intend putting in a steam sawmill on Rosa lake this winter. NETTA


20 December 1883


The farmers are making good use of the fine weather plowing, clearing new land, drawing potatoes to market, improving their farms in the way of fencing, etc. The lumbering business, as a matter of course, is not booming.- The little folks, as well as big folks, are thinking and talking a great deal about Christmas. Rumor has it that there will be a Christmas tree at the Cedar Run school house; also that the I.O.G.T. will have a supper at the Rising Star lodge room. This order have their sheds pretty well finished. They intend planting shade trees in the spring and fencing their lot.- Davis & Pennington have petitioned to have the road running in front of their store put on a line running east and west for some 50 or 75 rods, so they can lay out lots, and they will then put them on the market. They also intend to plant shade trees in front of the proposed lots.- Rev. John Cook is holding a series of meetings in the Durga school house. A lively interest is manifested, and we trust a great deal of good will be done.- The school in district No. 2 is progressing very finely, and the pupils are advancing rapidly in their studies. The attendance is very good, there having been but three or four pupils but what have been in attendance every day thus far. Schuyler Adsley has his house finished, and he moved here a few days since. Mr. Adlsey and brother are going to cut quite an amount of wood and logs off the lot that Mr. Adlsey purchased this fall.- Mr. and Mrs. J. Pennington made a very agreeable surprise party for their son and daughter on their birthday, last Saturday evening. Several of the young people were invited, and they spent a very happy hour together.

Dec. 13 D.W.S.


3 January 1884



We are having splendid winter weather. Good sleighing; snow some ten or twelve inches deep on a level. Lumbering brisk. A goodly number of the farmers are drawing logs to the different hard-wood mills, and intend to have them manufactured into fencing lumber.- There are a few cases of sickness in our section. Amongst these are Mrs. Hiram Brown, and a little daughter of Noah Thomas.- The Christmas trees at the I.O.G.T. Hall and Cedar Run school houses were very nice There were some where near two hundred persons at the tree at Cedar Run.- One hundred and forty persons took supper at the I.O.G.T. hall on Christmas eve.- The town treasurer informs us that a large amount of the tax of this town will be delinquent. He will start out to collect said taxes immediately.- The Rev. John Cook, and Jonathan Hodgson are holding a series of religious meetings at the Cedar Run school house.- Mrs. Emma Garretson, from the southern part of the state, is holding a series of meetings in Garfield township. She will commence a series in this town as soon as that one closes. She is a very effective minister of the friends' society.- E.V. Davis, the highway commissioner, has done some excellent work on our highways. He has taken all the down timber, brush, etc., off the road running north from the friend's church one mile, and thence west to the Cedar Run school house, making it four rods wide. We think Mr. Davis the right man in the right place.- Marion Wildman from Ohio, who purchased a farm south of Traverse City, last fall, gave us a pleasant call yesterday, and stated that he had come this time to look after some Traverse City property, as he intends moving here the coming summer.- A very pleasant wedding occurred in our neighborhood on last Wednesday eve. The contracting parties being Solomon Shisler and Miss Luzena Reece of Indiana. It was a quiet affair, only a few of the relatives being present when the ceremony was performed. Rev. John Cook officiated. We extend our congratulations through the old reliable HERALD, and also express our thanks for a portion of the wedding cake.- Tullie Tharp says his youngest son is nearly two weeks old. A very fine lad they say.- The young folks met at the residence of Noah Thomas a few evenings since and spent a very pleasant hour with them. That is, with the family and self, eating wax and enjoying a few social games.- Hiram Brown lost a horse a few days since.- A little grandson of Frank Howard was found dead in its bed a few morning since.- We received a letter from Wm. C. Bond of Carmel, Hamilton Co., Ind., yesterday stating that he wished the HERALD sent to his address. D.W.S.


School Report


For two months ending Dec. 28, 1883. Also a report of the examination held for the month ending Dec. 28, giving the per cent that each pupil received in the different branches examined, in the second, fourth, and fifth grades:

No of days taught in the two months: 38; No of days attendance in the two months, 571: No. of pupils enrolled, 17; average daily attendance for two moths, 15; per cent of attendance, 88; No. of pupils not absent a day, 5.

Second Grade- Reading: Ora Cox 80, Almoretta Cox 90, Levi T. Cox 80, Levi Pennington 100, Wm. Pennington 90. Arithmetic: Ora Cox 85, Almoretta Cox 65, Levi T. Cox 100, Levi Pennington 100, Wm. Pennington 90. Spelling: Ora Cox 96, Almoretta Cox 65, Levi T. Cox 92, Levi Pennington 92, Wm. Pennington 100.

Fourth Grade- Reading: Zora Cox 70, Elsworth Cox 90, ALbert Thomas 80. Arithmetic: Zora Cox 84, Elsworth Cox 83, Albert Thomas 100. Geography: Zora Cox 74, Elsworth Cox 90, Albert Thomas 88. Spelling: Zora Cox 80, Elsworth Cox 60, Albert Thomas 80.

Fifth Grade- Reading: Inez Pennington 100, Leroy R. Thomas 90, Manara Cox 90. Writing: Ainsley Pennington 96, Inez Pennington 98, Leroy R. Thomas 96, Manara Cox 90, Chas. L. Thomas 100. Arithmetic: Ainsley Pennington 88, Inez Pennington 87 5-7, Leroy R. Thomas 92 1/2, Manara Cox 100, Chas L. Thomas 100. Geography: Ainsley Pennington 98, Inez Pennington 97, Leroy R. Thomas 90, Manara Cox 83. Grammar: Ainsley Pennington 99, Inez Pennington 90, Leroy R. Thomas 82 1/2, Chas. L. Thomas 95. Spelling: Ainsley Pennington 98, Inez Pennington 96, Leroy R. Thomas 90,Manara Cox 88, Chas. D. Thomas 98. History: Ainsley Pennington 95 1/2. Book-keeping: Ainsley Pennington 90, Chas. L. Thomas 100.

Those in the fifth grade only passed a written examination. The other two grades were examined orally. D. W. Smith


31 January 1884


Wednesday night and Thursday last were the coldest that we have had. Four thermometers that we have heard from, recorded as follows: Jno. Cook, 14 below zero; James Getchel 27 below zero; Mr. Fox 31, and Noah Thomas 35 below zero. Mr. Thomas' thermometer was hung on the north side of his house.- The snow is somewhere near two feet in depth on a level.- A goodly number of our farmers are drawing logs to the different hardwood mills.- Messrs. Larkins & Linderman are buying logs. They are paying $4 per M. for maple and $4.50 per M. for rock elm.- Messrs S. Adsley, J. R. Cox, E. Cox and others are marketing a great many fine logs. Our mills are doing a thriving business.- Some eighty teams are drawing the lumber from the Hannah, Lay & Co's Long Lake mill. One team, Mr. Secor's, drew nearly 5,000 feet at one load, a few days since.- D. O. Page informs us that the Chicago Forest Lodge Co. have purchased an additional tract of land. They will have made more improvement in the spring.- W. Schanck, an insane pauper, who has been taken care of by Mrs. E. Stata for some time past, died a few days since.- Wm. H. Wheat returned from Ann Arbor a short time since, where he has been undergoing medical treatment for one of his eyes. The organ was so badly affected that it had to be taken out.- Wm. Whinnery, who had his hand badly mangled some days since in Mr. Fox's sawmill is doing well. The wound was not quite as severe as was at first supposed.- The young people have a social dance at the Rising Star lodge hall to-night.- A school entertainment was given in district No. 4, one night last week. A good time was had by all present.- The I.O.G.T. will give a theatrical entertainment at their hall in the near future. The time is not yet decided.- Our merchant at the head of the lake, J. Pennington, is doing a fair business. He informs us that during the past four or five months his sales have amounted to $1,600 or more.

Jan. 25 D.W.S.


6 March 1884


Hattie Benjamin, who has been dangerously ill is convalescent.

The band of hope met at the Cedar Run school house last Sunday.

Mrs. John White will close her term of school one week from next Thursday.

John Benjamin, Jr., who has been working in the lumber camp, returned this morning.

Miss Mary Davis was married to Mr. Archibald Loucks, on the 24th of February, 1884, at the bride's parents in Long Lake township. The officiating clergyman was O. G. Whitman.

Mrs. A. M. Ferris, formerly of Bryan O., and John White of Solon, were married Feb. 24., Rev. Geo. Benford officiating. A quiet wedding, none being present but the relations and your correspondent. May peace and joy attend them.

Thomas Nelson of Nebraska, who has been visiting with his uncles, Messrs. John White and William Good, will return home next Monday, accompanied by Miss Maggie White. Miss White's presence will be sadly missed in this vicinity, more especially among the young people to whom she had become greatly endeared. May the new field which she is about to explore yield her success.

Feb. 26. S.



E. V. Davis appeared to have company Sunday afternoon. Could he have been celebrating on account of the grandson of the 22nd? Rev. O. G. Whitman drove his colt in place of the gray; said he was due at three.

The HERALD will please accept the thanks of the Long Lake good templars for publishing the record of lodges in Grand Traverse region, and hope you may have occasion to add to the lost. Officers of No. 468 for the quarter ending April 31st: P.W.C.T., Joshua Simmonds; W.C.T., Mrs. E. G. Davis; W.V.T., Mrs. Geo. Hardy; R.H.S., Samuel Stata; L.H.S., Oliver Stata; W. Sec'y, E.F. Ferris; Ass't Sec'y, Miss Belle Hallett; W.F. Sec'y, Mrs. Emma Jones; W. Treas., Warren Tilton; Chaplain, Miss Hattie Bowen; Marshal, James Jones; Dep. M., Miss Effie Hilderbrand; I.G., Mrs. E. F. Ferris; O.G., E. V. Davis. Initiated during the past quarter, 17; whole number initiated since organized, 74; suspended for non-payment of dues, 15; in good standing, 59. We find among the members the light hearted boys and girls, the hard working, industrious pioneer, and the silver haired father and mother. In their meetings the cold monotony of rural life is warmed by social friendly greetings. The lodge has enemies who, we presume, wish to believe evil of it. The lodge includes in its fold eight whole families and has representatives from twenty-three others. It stands above reproach and the missiles of calumny fall harmless at its feet. SPECIAL COR.


13 March 1884


Men and teams are returning home from the woods.

Jonathan Johnson lost one of his horses a few days ago.

Friends' monthly meeting was held at the head of the lake last Saturday week.

The I.O.G.T. gave a theatrical entertainment on the evening of the 1st inst.

The ice of Long lake is of excellent quality and about eighteen inches in thickness.

Some of our citizens are putting up ice for next summer's use, and more of them intend to.

There is to be a school exhibition at the Cedar Run school house on next Thursday evening.

Elijah Cox arrived home from Tennessee a few days since. Said the farmers there were sowing oats and putting in their other spring crops.

Rev. John Cook returned from his visit south a few days since. Says business in Indiana is not as brisk as it is here, and wages for hired help not as good.

School in district No. 2 closed on last Friday week. Also the school in district No. 5 closed last Friday. The schools in the other districts will close in a few days.

Silas Benson, of Winchester, Ind., arrived here a few days since. He came to secure employment; is a young man of good standing, and any one wishing a hand can secure his services.

James Jones has purchased the forty acre lot lying north of D. Wares; consideration $200. Mr. Jones will commence improving it as soon as the snow is off. Will erect a dwelling on it this season.

Last Friday morning week the thermometer registered 5, the coldest that it has been this winter. On the morning of that day we looked at the thermometer at 7 o'clock and it registered 26 1/2 below zero. Noah Thomas informed us that he examined his thermometer early in the morning, and his registered 40 below.

S. Simmonds came very near having one of his horses drowned in the lake near Wm. Fox's saw mill a few days since. He was drawing logs to Mr. Fox's mill and drove his team on the ice with a load of logs, when the ice gave way and the horse went down. The water was about 12 feet deep but the boys held the animal's head out of the water until the chain which is used to draw the logs up into the mill was fastened around the animal, and the engineer put on the steam and drew him out.

Elijah Ransom received a dispatch on Thursday last from his father's family, residing in Branch county, Mich., informing him of the death of his father, who was thrown from a vehicle some weeks since, receiving injuries which caused his death. E. Ransom and wife started Friday morning to attend the funeral, which was to take place to-day. The friendly face of the deceased Deacon Ransom will be missed by a great many in this section, as he had for a number of years past made semi-annual or annual visits to his son here.

March 9 D.W.S.


20 March 1884


Hattie Benjamin is fast improving.

J. M. Benjamin has purchased a horse.

Jno. Biggs was unfortunate enough to lose an ox.

Mrs. Willobee is confined to her bed most of her time.

Miss Helen Hall of Traverse City Sundayed at Miss Tillie Vaudrey's.

Miss Mae Ferrie starts for Ohio this week where she will visit several months.

Prayer meeting at this place every Sunday evening. A cordial invitation is extended to all.

Launched a boat on the matrimonial sea; Jefferson Pike, captain and Miss Annie Hooker, mate.

Albert Norris has been on the sick list for the past few months, at time not being able to get out of the house.

The Cedar Run school exhibition came off according to announcement. All those who were present pronounced it a success.

Frank Lee, while working in Mr. Norris' saw mill one day last week, got caught between two logs and the result was a bruised foot.

Almost everybody is predicting a splendid sugar season. I notice a great many of our farmers are getting ready to meet their predictions. L. Stevenson will open about two thousand trees.

Last Sunday was the appointed time for preaching, but on arriving at the school house and finding it locked up and cold, the minister concluded to postpone meeting until two weeks. Why don't the community appoint a sexton?

Mrs. C. Burchard leaves this morning for the southern part of the state. She will spend a short time in visiting with her mother, after which Mr. Burchard will accompany her to Tenn., where they expect to make it their future home.

March 18 J.S.


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C. C. Shilling is digging a well.

G. D. Willobee is re-roofing his warehouse.

Stephen Vaudrey returned home last Saturday.

Eugene Umlor is getting the material on the ground prepatory to building a house.

To-morrow morning J. M. Benjamin will move his house down by the public highway.

George McRoberts, of Charlevoix, called on his cousin J. M. Benjamin, one day last week.

C. C. Shillng's brother, of southern Mich., arrived here recently. I understand his intentions are to make this his future home.

The second quarterly meeting of the M. E. church, Traverse City circuit, will be geld at the Birmley school house April 5th and 6th. A cordial invitation is extended to all.

A Sabbath school was organized at this place on Sunday last. The officers are as follows: Superintentant, Mrs. S. Whinnery; sec'y, Miss M. Simmonds; chorister, Miss J. Whinnery. No changes made in the teachers of last year.

George Benjamin met with a serious accident on Thursday last. As he was busily engaged in boiling sap, and was in the act of skimming off the dirt as it would raise to the surface, the stick which he was expecting to get his support from gave way, throwing him in lengthwise of the pan, which was over half full of boiling sap. His left hand and arm and shoulder, and also his left side were scalded in a frightful manner. At the present writing he is as comfortable as could be expected.

April 1st. J.S.


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We have seen a few spring birds.

Sugar making is the order of the day.

The ice is thawing very fast in the different lakes.

The boys are talking considerably about fishing soon.

Henry Valleau, Edwin Fillmore and a few others are on the sick list.

If the fine weather continues the farmers will soon start their plows.

Our groceryman inform us that they are doing a pretty fair business.

A few potato pits, or holes have been unearthed, and the crop was in good keeping condition.

The snow is very nearly all gone off of the cleared land. There is yet a few inches in the timbered land.

We noticed Wm. H. Wheat driving a fine yoke of oxen that he has recently purchased. Mr. Wheat lost a valuable cow a few days ago.

The postoffice at the head of the lake is now in running order. Al, parties wishing to send or receive mail at that point can now do so.

We also have examined a few young fruit trees and grape vines, and have found that last years growth is pretty much all killed. The trees that we examined were set last spring.

C. Howard stated to us that daring the past season his sales had amounted to somewhere near $2,500. His trade has so increased since first starting that he has made two additions to his store building.

A large per cent of our farmers have lost the greater number of their fowls this winter; chicken especially. The exact cause has, as yet, not developed. The fowls appear to be hearty even to almost their last minutes.

Emmet Fillmore's infant child was buried a few days since. Was sick only a few days. The parents have the heartfelt sympathy of the community. This makes the seventh child that death has called from them, leaving them not one living.

The town caucus held at the Lake View hall on last Friday was a success with regard to numbers. There were nearly seventy voters present. There is talk of an independant ticket. All who are interested should be present at the town meeting.

From what few fields of winter wheat that we have seen, and from those with whom we have conversed with regards to the matter the present prospects for a good crop are not flattering. It appears as though the crust upon the snow smoothers it to some extent.

March 31, D.W.S.


A Great Bargain. Farm for Sale.

100 acres; 35 cleared; good fences; mostly seeded with clover and timothy; frame house with six rooms, hall and cellar. Fire place in sitting room; frame barn 26x46; shed 15x46; large cistern with pump in; spring on the farm; young apple orchard 200 trees, part bearing; pears, plums, cherries, peaches in door yard; picket fence around garden; soil clay and sandy loam, mostly level; timber, maple, beech, elm, basswood; farm on north side of Long Lake road; school house on farm; 2 miles to Long Lake post office, store and Friends' church; 5 1/4 miles from Traverse City. For terms call on or address. ELIJAH COX Box 493, Traverse City.


10 April 1884


Supervisor, Egbert F. Ferris

Township Clerk, James D. Gitchel

Township Treasurer, Jeremiah M. Thomas

Highway Commissioner, Eugene V. Davis

School Inspector, John Cook

Justice of the Peace, Josiah Pennington

Justice of the Peace to fill vacancy, Henry D. Howard

Constables, Eugene G. Davis, Daniel B. Whitesell


17 April 1884


Mrs. Geo. Willobee is dangerously ill.

Stephen Vaudrey has disposed of his team and purchased six head of cattle.

Julius Norris came near getting his thumb cut off recently in their sawmill.

Prof. White, the elocutionist, lecture at this place to-night and to-morrow night.

A. Norris went to town one day last week, and was taken sick while there and has not been able to get home yet.

The little son of Mr. and Mrs. Geo Foote, died recently after a brief illness. The burial took place at the Traverse City cemetery.

Georgie Benjamin, of whom we made mention in our last, is suffering intense pain yet. There are no apprehensions as to his recovery.

I notice some of our farmers are sowing rye and others are getting ready to sow spring wheat. Plowing and preparing your ground in the fall for spring sowing is a very good plan.

There will be a dramatical entertainment by the young people of this place. on Wednesday evening of next week, April 23rd. The title of the drama will be "Out on the street." We are anticipating a good time, as we have some very enthusiastic amateur players assigned for its production. The admittance fee will be ten cents. The proceeds will go for the support of the Sabbath school at Cedar Run. All are cordially invited to attend.

April 14, J.S.


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Chas. Brown is recovering, will soon be around again.

The mumps have been raging in this section for some time.

Fred Bowen, son of Mrs. Fox, started for East Tenn. last Friday.

Religious meeting have been held at No. 3 school house for some time past.

Josiah Pennington is painting his house, and making other permanent improvements.

Wm. Fox is getting ready to move to East Tennessee; will start with his family in about a week.

Some parties are talking of buying Mr. Fox's mill, and will operate it where it is now, if they purchase it.

The Kansas gentlemen who purchased the L. Fillmore farm will be here with his family and effects in a few days.

Also a very agreeable surprise party was given by the young folks in honor of James Jones and lady one evening last week.

The farmers are very busy now making sugar, plowing, making fence, clearing new land, in short, doing all kinds of spring work.

The father of J. N. Martinek purchased of J. Wright the old Schanck farm at the head of Long Lake, and is now residing on it with his family.

There will be religious services held at No. 4 school house every Sunday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock, conducted by Rev. Jno. Cook, and others.

The I.O.G.T. had an oyster supper at their lodge room a few evenings since. It was a very enjoyable occasion, and was extensively patronized.

The Sabbath School held at No. 5 school house was reorganized a short time since. Quite an interest is manifested in the S. S. work in this section.

Quite a number of our farmers have lost horses this spring. Since last writing the following persons have lost horses, B. H. Durga, Wm. Lyons and Jesse Atkinson.

This has been by far the best sugar season for a number of years. A goodly number of our neighbors have made several hundred lbs. of sugar, and a few have made between one and two hundred gallons of syrup.

There is considerable talk of a hard wood mill being put in at the head of Long Lake. We were talking with a party owning a good mill, and they informed us that if they could be insured steady work for three, or more years they would locate at the above named place.

The ice is all out of our lakes, and a goodly portion of it out of Long Lake. And a great many are wanting to go out spearing, but they are not thoroughly posted with regard to the law on the subject. Would the editor be so kind as to give us a copy of the law on that subject in the next issue of the HERALD.

All parties holding real estate in this and adjoining towns, would do well to look up and see if their land has been bid off to the State for taxes of 1880, and previous years, for recently we were looking over the list, and saw several tracts in this immediate section bid off and they will be sold on the 1st Monday in next May.

April 21. D.W.S.


1 May 1884


Mrs. L. Thomas has been sick for the past few weeks, but is convalscent.

Miss Cynthia Whinnery commences her school at this place in one week from last Monday.

Our Sunday school is progressing splendidly, as every one is deeply interested in its success.

Our entertainment came off according to announcement. We had an appreciative audience, judging from the frequent applause.

There will be no preaching at this place in two weeks, as some of our people are going to attend the dedication at Oviatt.

Mrs. G. Willobee died April 20th. Her death was not unexpected, as her physician said that her recovery was impossible. At an early age she united with the M.E. church, and had been a consistent member of that denomination since. As a wife she was true, as a mother faithful and kind, and as a christian she was orthodox, unwavering and exemplary.

April 28. J.S.


15 May 1884


Considerable new land is being cleared this spring.

B. H. Durga and Wm. Lyons have each purchased another good horse.

Almost every one owning lands in this neighborhood is setting out fruit trees.

We are having very fine weather, which is making the wheat and grass look beautiful.

We have noticed a few of the orchards pruned in good shape and more needing it. It pays to attend to this work.

The farmers are through sowing oats and spring wheat, and a few have planted corn. A large per cent of the corn crop will be put in this week.

Farmers are at least two or three weeks earlier putting in their spring crops than they were last year. The out-look is fair for a good crop.

Schyler Adsley tells us that he has a good ox-team for sale. Any one wishing such a team would perhaps find it to their interest to call on Mr. Adsley.

James M. Hathaway and Miss Clifford were married a few evenings since at the residence of Rev. Jno. Cook, Mr. Cook officiating. The newly married couple have our best wishes for their future success in life.

A young lady from Bryan, Ohio, by the name of Scheats and May Ferris have rented a house of Geo. Valleau. Miss Scheats came for her health, and says in the short time that she has been here can see that she is improving.

Prof. Hansley, the magician and ventriloquist gave one of his entertainments at the hall on the evening of the 6th inst. The professor understands his business perfectly, and all present were highly entertained.

David Wares informs us he sprouted 4 teacupfuls of last year's corn, and said that every grain gew except one. The variety was the "Yellow Pony Dent." Mr. Wares, with many others, thinks the above variety one of the most profitable to grow in this latitude. A few of our farmers have sent to different states for the seed for this spring's planting.

Wm. C. Bond of Carmel, Ind., arrived here a few days since. He came to teach in our public schools, and any school board not having a teacher would do well to procure his services, as he has had experiences as a teacher in Ind. All of the school in this town have commenced or will commence to-morrow. Miss Gray of Traverse City is teaching in district No. one, Miss A. Grant in No. 3, Miss M. Simmonds in No. 2, Miss M. Ferris in No. 4, and Miss C. Whinnery in No. 5.

May 12. D.W.S.


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Chas. Tilton lost a valuable ox a short time since.

C. Shillings informs us that he has just finished his dwelling house.

Mr. Kingdon purchased a fine organ a few days ago of E. W. Hastings.

James Overly from near Bryan, Ohio, is rusticating at the head of the lake.

Ira Chase's son-in-law has been visiting with Mr. Chase for some time past.

Considerable plank fence is being built by different persons in this locality.

The farmers are all up with their work. Considerable new land is being cleared.

Jesse Atkinson lost a very valuable milch cow a few days since. So also did J. Brown.

Emmet Fillmore is building a house in Traverse City, and will move there in a few days.

Splendid growing weather. All kinds of crops are looking well. Corn is coming up nicely.

Some of the farmers are pulling stumps and taking the stones and trash off of their meadow lands.

James Ferris purchased a cow a few days ago, which for a few days has been sick; will perhaps die.

A Miss Brown and her brother, from Chicago, are visiting with their uncle James Brown; will probably stay all summer.

Noah Thomas has been drawing hay to market for a few days past. He also purchased a nice looking milch cow a few days ago.

Peter Duryea is getting the material on the ground for a commodious dwelling house. It will be put up in the best of style, and good material will be used.

Rev. Jno, Cook was called on to deliver the funeral discourse of Mrs. Jessie Thornburgh of Maple City, on last Friday. Mrs. Thornburgh died from hemorrhage of the lungs.

Jno. Stanton and family were pretty badly poisoned yesterday. Mr. Stanton purchased some dried beef at Traverse City and brought it home for supper. His wife, three children and himself partook of it, and in a short time they were all in a precarious condition. Two of the little girls were very bad. They are all getting better at this date.

The I.O.G.T. gave a public installation of officers on the evening of the 17th inst. Rev. Mr. Bennett, of Traverse City, gave a very interesting address on the subject of temperance on the occasion. He gave several statistical reports bearing on the subject, which were very striking in their character. Mr. Bennett is a very pleasant, entertaining and instructive speaker, and is always welcomed by the people of Long Lake.

May 26. D.W.S.


5 June 1884


Health is generally good.

A. Schlei is building a barn 36X40.

Mr. Hinshaw is engaged in running a huckster wagon.

Our Sunday school is increasing in numbers and interest.

Farmers are through seeding and are preparing for potatoes.

A. Norris recently purchases a horse of Mr. Brown for $120.

Thomas Whinnery and family have moved into the house owned by E. Simmonds.

The late frosts have somewhat damaged fruit, yet still enough is left for a fair crop.

Rev. John Cook will preach at the Boroughf school house on next Saturday evening.

Grain and grass look splendid. A larger acreage of spring grain has been sown than usual, especially oats.

The weather has been favorable for clearing land, and many unsightly fallows have been changed in their appearance for the better.

Leonard Stevenson, one of our most enthusiastic men, has a device (a potato digger), conjured up in his mind, with the intention of applying for a patent, provided he is successful in its completion.

Georgie, the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Benjamin, who was taken to Traverse City some five or six weeks ago, was brought home Saturday last. At this writing he is not feeling as well as usual; hope he will speedily recover.

J. C. Dull of Monroe county, Mich., who has been visiting with his old neighbors, Messrs. Rev. Boroughf and Mr. Bright, for the past week, returned home Saturday last. He is well pleased with the country.

N. A. Palmer believed that it is not well for a man to be alone, so took unto himself a wife. Mrs. Smith of Traverse City was the happy bride, and the ceremony was performed by Rev. Boroughf at the residence of Chas. Palmer. May we wish for many returns of their anniversary.

June 1st was the day agreed upon for the marriage of Stephen Lautner to Miss Anna Ansorge, but on receiving intelligence of the death of the latter's niece the nuptials were delayed until next Sunday. The wishes of many friends for their happiness and prosperity follow them.

June 2. J.S.


12 June 1884


P. Duryea has commenced work on his house.

James Brown is building a barn some 48x60 feet.

Mr. Kingdon, from Kansas, is building a house.

Mr. Adsley traded his ox team off a few days since.

N. Huelmantel is having seven acres of his timber land cleared.

Schuyler Adlsey has re-roofed his house and built on a kitchen.

The I.O.G.T. took in three more new members on last evening.

Geo. Valleau is expecting some sportsmen from Chicago in a few days.

Wm. Lyons is building a sheep house and otherwise improving his farm.

Quite a large number of fish has been caught out of Long lake this spring.

D. O. Page is erecting two more houses on the Forest Lodge premises.

Nathan Mills preached at No. 3 school house last Sabbath afternoon to a fall house.

Mrs. D. O. Page is but very little if any better from effect of the fall that she received last Sabbath.

The Sunday school was re-organized at No. 3 school house on last Sunday. The outlook is good for a lively school. All are invited to come and take a part irrespective of denomination.

We are informed that Mr. Fox and family, who removed to East Tennessee, a few weeks since, are very much dissatisfied with the country. Northern Michigan is not the poorest place in the world after all. Better stay in it then do worse, which can be very easily done.

The weather is extremely warm and dry. The thermometer has registered in the nineties about every day the past week and that in the shade. Vegetation of all kinds is needing rain badly. The grass in the meadows is dying, and there will be but little straw in both the wheat and oat crop, if it does not rain soon.

The people of Long Lake are well satisfied with the republican nominees for president and vice-president. We were talking with one of the democratic brethren with regard to the nomination, and he said he liked it well, and if the democratic party did not select other candidates than those talked of he would support the republican nomination.

June 8. D.W.S.


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Quite a large amount of rutabagas are being sown.

Edwin Gillmore is having a dwelling house put up.

The dry weather will cut the early potato crop short.

Elijah Ransom lost a very valuable horse day before yesterday.

Mrs. D. O. Page is recovering very slowly. Can walk out a little.

There has been some road work done, and much more will be done soon.

Our Sunday schools are progressing nicely. So also are our public schools.

Edwin Fillmore is very low with lung trouble. Has been for a number of weeks past.

James Ransom, from Branch county, this state, is visiting with his daughter Mrs. E. Fillmore.

Winter wheat has been out in head for some time. The crop will be better than was expected.

Mrs. Cummings, daughter of Mrs. Geo. Valleau, is visiting her mother, and will stay for some time. She is from Iowa.

Weather is extremely warm and dry. It is 95 in the shade to-day. Has been in the nineties a number of times in the past two weeks.

A goodly number of our farmers are having fallows cut, as this month and next is the best time to kill the roots and stumps, as the sap is up in the body of the tree.

Some of our farmers have commenced to cut their clover. They are cutting it early, so they can cut it again this season on account of the grass crop being so light.

Wm. F. Lewis of Iowa writes us that the weather was so severe with them last winter that it killed nearly all the young fruit trees. He is looking to this state for a future home.

Crops of all kinds are needing rain badly, especially the oat crop. There has not been as much rain in this immediate section, as there has been in other localities in almost every direction.

Warren Neal's mother, from Ill., is in a critical condition. On arriving here, some days since, she received a fall as she was getting into a vehicle, and it so shocked her nervous system that it is doubtful whether she will ever recover.

Extensive preparations are being made by the different Sunday schools for the 4th of July. Picnics to be held at No. 4 school house or in the grove near by. The I.O.G.T. are also making preparations for the same day. There will be refreshments on the grounds at both places.

June 30 D.W.S.


School Report

The following is the report of school district No. 1, Long Lake township, for the term commencing May 5 and ending July 25:

Number enrolled, 13; number of days taught, 58; number of days present, 724.5; number of days absent, 39.5; average daily attendance, 12.49.

Names of those not absent during the term- Elvina Stanton, Myrtle Stanton, Alma Gitchel, except when sick.

Names of visitors- Bertie Johnson, Tina Holdsworth, Ella Pegg, Kittie Brown, Fanny Holdsworth, Rev. J. Cook, Jennie Anderson, Louis Stricker, Frank Tharp, Mr. and Mrs. Stanton, Mr. and Mrs. Gitchel, Mrs. Whitesell, Mrs. E. V. Davis, Mrs. Redel, Mrs. Tharp, Mrs. Stricker, Mrs. Borwn, Hattie Stata.


Average standing of those having five studies: Dora Tharp 98, Ida Stanton 97, Alma Gitchel 98, G. Whitesell 85.

Average standing of those having four studies- Elvina Stanton 99, Lucy Brown 99, Myrtle Stanton 93, Elkanah Tharp, 90, Albert Redel 90, Clara Stricker 95, Sylvester Brown 92, Hannah Stricker 79, Ethelind Gitchel 98.

Nellie C. Gray, Teacher.


24 July 1884, page 5, columns 4-5



Garden produce is looking very well.

Corn is looking fair; some fields are beginning to tassel.

Edwin Fillmore is no better than when we last wrote.

Wm. C. Bond started for his home in Ind., a few days since.

A cattle buyer has been through our section buying up the fat cattle.

A. Mr. Clark, from Henry county, Ind., is here for the benfit of his health.

Some excellent road work is being done in this town, and more is needed to be done.

Wheat will turn out excellent to the amount of straw. We never saw winter wheat filled better.

Mrs. D.O. Page is mending very slowly; was taken worse some days since, but is a little better now.

The farmers are all very busy taking care of their hay, and a few of them have commenced to cut winter wheat.

Miss May Ferris' health has been so poor that she was compelled to give up her school at No. 4, a few days since.

There has been the largest cherry crop for a number of years; also the raspberry crop never was known to be larger, nor of better quality.

Mrs. Laura Page was taken dangerously ill some days since, but Dr. Ingersoll was called and under his treatment she was well nigh recovered.

The I.O.G.T., will have an open session at their lodge at the head of the lake on next Saturday evening. The order will be addressed by Rev. John Cook.

Peter Duryea's dwelling makes a very handsome appearance; when entirely done it will be one of the best dwellings in the town. We admire such permanent improvements.

The early planted potatoes are looking very well where the potato beetle has been kept off. There has been, by far, the greatest number of these beetles this season that there has been for a number of years. Entire lots would have been destroyed had not the farmers used large quantities of Paris green.

Stephen Clevenger, of Winchester,Ind., made us a very pleasant call of two days on the 3d and 4th inst. He took in some very nice fish out of Long Lake, and expressed himself as being highly pleased with our beautiful lake. Mr. Clevenger is one of Winchester's best business men and a staunch republican.

A company of rusticators have been at Geo. Valleaus' for some days past. Also a large number from Chicago have arrived at Forest Lodge, and a goodly number more are expected to-morrow. Forest Lodge is one of the cosiest nests in northern Michigan. Any one doubting it will be convinced of the truthfulness of it, if they will give the place a visit. D. O. Page has erected a very commodious barn at that point.

July 20 D.W.S.


31 July 1884


School in district No. 1 closed Friday last with a picnic accompanied by declamations, singing and recitations, all of which was a grand success. It was Miss Nettie Gray's third term as teacher and she has labored successfully for the good of her pupls, and has met with the hearty approval of them and her patrons. She will be welcome in our midst at all times.

July 29 L.L.


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The pathmaster is still doing excellent road work.

A few land buyers were looking for homes in our midst the past week.

A. Huellmantel and family from Arkansas are visiting with Mr. H's paernts.

A Mr. Mendenall from Randolph county, Ind., arrived here a few days since.

Edwin Fillmore and family went to Branch county, Mich., one day last week to spend a few weeks with Mrs. Fillmore's parents.

All of our summer terms of school have closed. Good satisfaction was given by most of the teachers. Two or more of the schools closed with appropriate exercises.

Miss M. Skeels from Ohio, who has been spending the summer here for the benefit of her health, returned home last week. Her health was wonderfully improved by our climate. Her society will be missed by many here.

Winter wheat and grass all harvested. Spring wheat and oats will do to harvest in a few days. The recent rains have brought the oats crop out far beyond all expectation. The potato crop will be immense. The apple crop will be more than ordinary. The blackberry crop will be light in this section, owing to the forst fires of some weeks back destroying the bushes.

Warren Neal's mother, of whom we made mention some time since, died from the effects of the nervous shock she received, on Sunday morning last. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. John Cook, at the friends' meeting house, this afternoon. The remains were interred in the cemetery near by. The bereaved friends have the sympathy of those in this section.

F. Culbertson and wife met with a very sad accident last Sunday night. Lightning struck their residence and passed down through their apartment, striking both of them. Mr. C. was thought to be dead for nearly a half hour, when signs of life were discovered, but consciousness did not return until Sunday morning. Mrs. C. was unconscious for some minutes. They were both badly burned. The bedding was badly torn in several places. The bedpost, down which the lightning passed was shattered to pieces. A small dog was killed that was in an adjoining shed. Their little son, who was sleeping near them on a small bed, was unhurt.

August 4. D.W.S.


21 August 1884


H. Chase's boy has been sick for some time.

Health and pleasure seekers are numerous.

Mr. Kingdon's wife has been sick for some days.

Splendid weather on corn, and all other growing crops.

Harmon Clark from Fountain City, Ind., is here looking [at] land.

Mrs. L. Munsell sold her farm to an Indiana man for $1,800 last week.

James Ferris' daughter from Ohio has been visiting with him and family for some time.

The young boys and girls, and some of the older ones, are busy picking blackberries.

A Mr. Reese from Ind., is visiting with his sisters Mrs. J. Stanton and Mrs. S. Shisler.

Wm. Lyons has taken a very fine looking little girl from Coldwater, this state, to bring up.

The thermometer has registered in the nineties at several different times in the past two weeks.

A great many large stumps are being taken off the highway with stump machines in this section.

A Mr. Hodgson, a brother-in-law of Rev. A. Kinworthy, came with him, and is looking towards purchasing land.

A Mr. Bragg and a Mr. Mendenall from Hamilton Co. have been looking over the country here for some days.

Mr. and Mrs. Edward Black from Alexandria, Ind. arrived here a few days since. Mr. Black has lung trouble.

John Davis of the firm of Davis & Pennington, will be here with his family this week from Indiana to make a short stay.

Farmers are getting through cutting spring wheat, and have commenced cutting pats. One, or more threshing machines will start out in this locality sometime this week.

The I.O.G.T. gave an entertainment at their lodge room last Saturday evening week. The exercises were very interesting. The room was crowded to its utmost capacity.

J. L. Clark from Madison Co., Ind., came here some four weeks since badly affected with hemorrhage of the lungs, and at present he weighs eleven pounds heavier than he did when he first arrived here. He thinks he will be entirely well by October.

Mr. Hoover, father of Della Hoover of this place, arrived here a few days since from Kansas. Miss Hoover will return with her father this week. The young folks got up a surprise party for Miss H. a few evenings since. There were 35 present and a good time was had by all. Miss H. will be missed by a large circle of friends.

S. J. Case from Traverse City brought his wife, a young man from Erie county, Pa., a young lady from Iowa and a few others out to picnic on our lake a few days since. Mr. Grant's family from near Traverse City were also picnicing on the lake the same day.

Rev. Amos Kinworthy from Knightstown, Ind., arrived here a few days ago. Came to look for a home. He delivered an able sermon at the friends church at the head of the lake to-day. He is one of the ablest ministers in the society of the friends, and we would be much pleased to have him locate in our midst.

Wallace Campbell, who has been boarding with Geo. Valleau for some time past, made a very good fish catch the other day. He left for a small lake four miles west of here in the morning and returned before noon the same day with seven black bass weighing 25 1/2 pounds. The largest weighed 5 2/3 lbs. They were cought on an 8 1/2 oz bass rod.

The sad intelligence reached our ears this evening that Alonzo Durga, son of Mr. and Mrs. B. H. Durga, died today about eleven o'clock a.m. very suddenly. He and his brother U.S. Durga were at Elijah Ransom's and they went down to the river close by to bathe. Alonzo said to U.S., "I will take this small board and float out a few feet from shore", and did so. When but a few feet from shore he began to sink, and did not rise. U.S. called for Mr. Ransom, as he could not swim, to come and get him out. He did so in about four minutes after he disappeared, but life was extinct. Every means were used to bring him to life, but to no avail. It is thought that he died from heart trouble or something of a like character. The funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Jno Clark at the friends church tomorrow at 2 o'clock p.m. The friends of the deceased have the heart felt sympathy of the community.

August 17. D.W.S.


28 August 1884


Corn is doing first rate and promises a good crop.

Johnnie Tager is building an addition to his house.

Your localist was in attendance at the teachers' institute at Leland last week.

Miss Helen Hall has been visiting with Miss Tillie Vaudrey the past week.

Georgie Benjamin is still confined to his bed. Hope he may speedily recover.

Leonard Stevenson has sent his model potato digger to Washington for inspection.

Chas. F. Powell is building a new barn, also J. M. Benjamin is completing his barn.

The fourth quarterly meeting of the M.E. church will be held at this place next Saturday and Sunday.

The recent rain is hindering farmers some in the work of securing the crops of oats which is a good one.

Wm. Hannadord Jr., Harry Thurtell and Minnie Hall start for Lansing next Monday to attend the agricultural college.

Miss Della Hoover left last week for Kentucky and thence to Kansas where she expects to make it her home. During her stay here she had become greatly endeared to all who knew her.

Aug. 26. J.S.


11 September 1884


Justine Stanley starts for his former home in Ind. to-morrow.

John Stanley from Ind. is visiting with his brother J. Stanley.

A number of the Forest Lodge resorters have gone to their homes.

The hall at the head of the lake is being painted which adds to its looks.

Thomas A. Browne addressed the I.O.G.T. a few evenings since. The hall was crowded.

Peter Coffield's spring wheat went 17 bushels per acre on an average. His oats went forty bushels per acre.

We are having splendid weather for corn. A few more days of such weather and will be out of danger of the frost.

Farmers in this immediate section are done threshing. Grain turned out well to the amount of straw. Spring wheat did very well.

Chas. and Larry Thomas started for their former home in Grant county, Ind. a few days since. They will be gone for an indefinite time.

J. F. Pratt has been in this section doing some good missionary work in the way of distributing bibles, Sunday school supplies, tracts, etc.

Clement Brown and Miss Reynolds were married a few days since. Rev. Jno. Cook officiated at his residence. The newly married couple have our best wishes.

The sad intelligence of the death of Edwin Fillmore was received a few days since. Himself and family have been spending a few weeks at Mrs. Fillmore's parents in Branch county, Mich., when he took hemorrhage of the lungs and soon passed away. The remains were interred there.

The Friends held their monthly meeting at their church last Saturday. The attendance was very good. Vincent Wood and wife from Adrian, Mich., were in attendance. Mrs. V. Wood was recorded a minister of the gospel. Nathan J. Mills was recorded a minister of the gospel. The friends residing at Lone Tree requested to have the monthly meeting held at that place every third month during the year. The request was granted. A number of friends from Wexford county were also in attendance.

Sept. 7. D.W.S.


25 September 1884


One or more of our schools will commence the first of October.

A party has been buying all the best calves in this section and has been shipping them to Kansas, all spring calves.

Rev. Jno. Cook is holding a series of meetings at No. 4 school house. There is to be a donation party at the residence of J. M. Thomas to-morrow eve. for Rev. J. Hodgson who is preparing to return to Ind., in a short time.

S. W. Cook, brother of Rev. Jno. Cook, in company with Amos Jay, a brother-in-law to the above, and S. Y. Owens, L. Owens and Wm. Owens, all from Hamilton Co., Ind., spent a very pleasant week with Rev. Jno. Cook and family. Two or more of the party are thinking of locating a saw mill at the head of Long lake. We are needing a saw mill in this immediate vicinity very badly.

One of the pleasantest picnics of the season was held on the 11th inst., on banks of Long lake, by the members of Lone Tree Sabbath school. There were over 100 of the members of the school in attendance. They brought their baskets well filled with everything good, and they constructed a table in the grove that accommodated 75 at a time, and built a fire and made coffee, roasted corn and potatoes. After dinner they repaired to their boats, eleven in all, and spent the remainder of the day on the lake.

On the eve of the 11th inst., over 60 individuals from district No. 4, made a very pleasant surprise party on Rev. Jno. Cook. They brought their baskets well filled with good things and they were put up at auction and bid off by different gentlemen of the party and the proceeds, $11, was given to Mr. Cook. After the supper was eaten, E. Ransom presented the money to Mr. Cook, and made some very appropriate remarks, after which the party called for remarks from Mr. Cook, who responded by making a brief talk in the way of thanks.

D. W. S.


9 October 1884


Miss Ettie Biggs is home again.

Miss Della Bosworth is building a new house.

Mr. Sunday of Stuben, Ind., is here looking for a farm.

Miss Mary Good will teach in district No. 3 the coming winter.

At present Miss Cassie Boroughf is making her home at Mr. Thurtell's.

Elmer Crain's barn is approaching completion. Dimensions 40x50.

Farmers are busy putting in their wheat; a large share is already in the ground.

Threshing machines are busy. The grain both in quantity and quality is above the average.

Stephen Vaudrey is building an addition to hsd barn, and Mr. Frazier is building a new barn.

Miss Carrie Kerwecker of Traverse City was visiting in this neighborhood a few days last week.

School commenced at the Green Brier school yesterday, Miss Ida Hooker holding the reins of government.

Georgie Benjamin of whom we made mention of in our last letter is still suffering intensely. His recovery is problematical.

The donation party held at J. M. Thomas' was largely attended numbering about seventy. The proceeds were given to the Rev. Mr. Hodgins of the friends' society. Mr. Hodgins and wife will start for Ind. soon.

Mr. Algier's machine run by Shilling & Stanton is having the principal run of threshing 1,075 bushels for L. Ruthardt. Mr. Shillings informed your correspondent that they threshed 724 bushels in thirty-two minutes.

The production of corn, oats, potatoes, in short everything I think, never was better. The inhabitants were all well pleased and are writing home to their friends such favorable news, both as to the crops and future prospects awaiting the tiller of the soil in this country that I am looking for a large immigration in the spring.

Sept. 30 S.


23 October 1884


Weather fine for harvesting all kinds of fall crops.

A few of our winter terms of school have commenced.

Our Sabbath schools are still in good working order.

Rev. J. Hodgson and wife returned to their home near Lyman, Ind.

Joseph Allen and wife from near Indianapolis, Ind., are visiting with Rev. Jno. Cook and wife.

You can hear the reports of deer hunters' guns all around you now days. A few of the hunters have been successful.

Jno. Davis and wife, who have been visiting with their relatives here for some weeks past, returned home a few days since.

The political excitement was running high. From the number of Blaine caps that I saw the little boys and girls wearing I took it formgranted that Blaine was Indiana's favorite man.

Rev. Jno. Book purchased a very fine Merino buck of Mr. Douglass, south of Traverse City, for the improvement of his flock of Merinos. The buck took the sweep stake at the late county fair.

Farmers are busy digging potatoes, picking apples, husking corn, and a few of them are drawing potatoes to market notwithstanding the buying rates are very low. Wheat is looking well. Fall pasture excellent.

A public road has been laid out between Jno. R. Cox and E. F. Ferris, and thence north to the state road. The contract for removing the timber from this road, and making it passable was given to George Hardy and J. and E. F. Ferris.

Chas. Jeffries, who came from Ind., a few weeks since to see what our climate would do towards curing the hay fever, returned home a few days ago well convinced that this is the place to come to get rid of that trouble. He says he intends to come abain next season and bring other hay fever sufferers with him.

Your informant received a dispatch from W. C. Furnas, of Sheridan, Ind., three weeks ago last Saturday, stating that his wife was dangerously sick, and to come if possible. I found her indeed in a critical condition, but having the proper medical treatment and nursing she became convalescent in a few days after my arrival.

Perhaps a few remarks with regard to the crops in Indiana might not be uninteresting to those who formerly made that state their home. The past season has been very dry in almost all the counties of Indiana. I found the farmers from three weeks to a month behind with their fall seeding on account of the ground being so hard that it could not be plowed. A few days before my arrival there they had a heavy rainfall which softened the ground and revived all the growing crops. All the pastures were pretty well dried up before the rain. The consequences are that the corn crop on the clay land is very poor; on the low land it is good. The potato crop is very light, and of a very inferior quality. There was not enough to supply the demand. The market had not opened up on account of the warm weather. The first crop of apples especially, was also light, and of an inferior quality.

Oct. 19. D.W.S.


6 November 1884


We are pained as we chronicle the death of one of our early settlers, Mr. Palmer. He was sick but a short time.

Husking corn now seems to be the order of the day. That also bids fair to be a good yield and the weather seems to favor us in closing our fall work. Fall wheat looks finely.

Miss Tillie Vaudrey starts for Clinton, Miss., to-morrow eveing, where she takes the position of matron in a colored school.

The first quarterly meeting of the M. E. church, Traverse City circuit, will be held at the Gunton school house Nov. 8th and 9th. The people of this place are solicited to be there.

Messrs Stevenson and James White started for the lumber camp last Monday.

Our school commences next Monday with Miss Mary Good as teacher.

The Rev. O. G. Whitman preaches every alternate Sunday evening instead of in the morning.

Jesse Shisler purchased a lot last spring containing 3 1/2 acres of land off of which was produced 80 bushels of oats, 50 bushels of rutabagas, and 160 bushels of potatoes. Can't a poor man pay for a farm in northern Michigan by raising cereals and roots?

Nov. 4 S.


13 November 1884


The first snow fell on the 22nd of last month. We noticed that the snow in this immediate section was somewhere near three times deeper than in Traverse City.

Farmers are wishing for a few more nice days to finish their fall work.

Most of the corn and potatoes are harvested.

A number of the farmers in this immediate section are competing for the prizes offered by Hannah & Lay Co. We have seen some ears of corn weighed that went 1 1/4 lbs to the ear, of the dent variety.

Mrs. Popst died last week.

Mrs. Jno. Cook of Winchester, Ind., aged 76 years, came to visit her children and grandchildren residing here. Her daughter and husband, Mr. and Mrs. Job Henshaw, together with Wm. Henshaw and Mrs. Riley Cox, came with her.

Wm. Johnson and Samuel Reese came a few days since to visit their children residing here. They are both from near Richmond, Ind.

Rev. Frank Thomas from Indiana was at the friends' church to-day, and delivered an interesting and instructive discourse. He is a staunch republican and has done very effective service for the party in the past.

Joseph Allen and wife returned to their home in Indiana a few days ago.

A number of hunters from Indiana arrived here the past week. Among them we noticed the familiar faces of Ed. Engle, Riley Cox and Jno. Haworth from Winchester.

Fay Culbertson informs us that his wife has engaged a school in the Indian Territory, and they will remove there in a few days, or as soon as they can dispose of their effects here.

Samuel W. Cook of Hamilton county, Ind., has sent a thoroughbred Poland China boar to his brother, Rev. Jno. Cook.

Schuyler Adsley is moving to his Oakwood property this week.

J. Johnson's house came near being destroyed by fire one day last week.

Tullie Tharp has purchased 1,000 bu. of potatoes for parties residing in Portlans, Ind., and has put them in his cave and will send them south between this and next spring. He paid 25 cts. per bushel.

A number of the farmers are putting their potatoes into pits, expecting better prices in the spring.

Nov. 9. D.W.S.


20 November 1884


Laura Hinshaw is staying at Traverse City.

George Benjamin is improving slowly.

Eugene Umlor has built a new barn this fall.

Ettie Biggs is at Traverse City, canvassing for a book.

Rev. Mr. Tuck is holding a series of meetings at the Green Brier school house.

Mrs. W. Leit has been sick for some time past, but at present is convalescent.

A sister of Geo. Willobee is here on a visit and will remain an indefinite length of time.

The Cedar Run school commences next Monday with Mr. Montague as teacher.

Herry Thurtell returns home this week from Lansing, where he has been attending school.

McArthur & Co. are busy getting out square timber upon the lot east of the Cedar Run school house.

Protracted effort is in progress at Boroughf's school house, conducted by the Revs. Boroughf and Winter.

Homer, son of Geo. Willobee, died Sunday, Nov. 15, after a short illness. About three weeks ago, while walking on the floor barefooted, he run a sliver into his foot, resulting in his death. The attending physician, Dr. Monroe, pronounced the disease black erysipelas.

Nov. 16 S.


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Charity Schank, a pauper that E. Fillmore has had the charge of for a number of years past, died last Thursday.

We are having fine winter weather. Snow not quite deep enough for good sleighing, but it is being made use of nevertheless.

Your correspondent from this section has been on the sick list for five weeks past. Am getting so that I hope to be around in a few days.

James Ransom, from Branch county, father-in-law of the late Edwin Fillmore, has been on the sick list for some days settling up the estate of Mr. Fillmore.

The director of school district No. 5 informed us yesterday that they had not as yet secured the services of a teacher to take charge of their school.

Joseph Allen, a relative of Rev. Jno. Cook, from Valley Mills, Ind., brought in as nice a deer yesterday as we have seen in many a day. Mr. Allen returns to his home next Tuesday.

The boys have been successful in this section bagging deer. Have heard of 16 being taken this fall. As the law comes in force again the 1st of December, we hope "they," that is "the boys," will give them a rest now.

There has been a great deal of saw mill talk at the head of the lake for a few weeks past, but nothing has been accomplished yet, but we have hopes of a mill there. One is needed very badly. Parties from Knightstown, Indiana, have offered to send a mill capable of cutting 10,000 feet daily, if reliable parties here wish to take hold of it.

Business not very brisk in these the "good old democrat times" that we have heard so much about for a few months past. We hear some parties are offering 50 cents a day for hands to cut fallow, wood and logs; somewhat of a come-down from former prices. Hands to work in the lumber woods can be employed for from $10 to $12 less per month this winter than formerly.

Nov. 30 D.W.S.


11 December 1884


Our school is passing off nicely.

Tom. Stephenson leaves for Howard City next week.

We understand that nearly all of our farmers are disposing of their rock elm timber.

Mr. Quiser started for Europe last week where he will visit two or three months, and then return home.

Tom Stephenson has finished laying a fallow containing sixteen acres. He has taken a job of Edward Lautner of eight acres.

The Messrs. Phillip and Joshus are talking about buying a saw mill. A good mill will find employment in Cedar Run.

The Hathaway Bros. have moved their saw mill up on a lot of Adam Umlor's and are busy setting it up. The capacity is from two to three thousand of hardwood per day.

John Shorter, of Salina, Kansas, called on your localist one day last week. He said that their crops were splendid this season, especially wheat and oats. He also said that laboring men were getting $1.25 per day, including board.

Georgie Benjamin, of whom we made mention in a former communication, had to undergo the painful operation of having his arm amputated. Dr. Ingersol and his partner Dr. Thompson, performed the operation. This morning he is quite comfortable.

Dec. 9. J.


11 December 1884, page 6, column 5

LONG LAKE- A Correction

The following explains itself and is published in justice to all the parties concerned:

ED. HERALD- Miss Charity Schanck, who died a few days since, has been an invalid for a number of years. After the death of her father and mother her brothers, in settlement of their father's estate, deeded to Mrs. Ebenezer Fillmore (their aunt on the mother's side) the se 1/4 of the sw 1/4 of section 9 of this town, which is the residence of Mrs. E. Fillmore and family, and is the most desirable portion of the Schanck property. And to pay for this property Mrs. E. Fillmore agreed to take care of Charity as long as she lived. The friends of the Schanck family (and they have many in this locality) think your correspondent, D. W. S., is not justified is calling :Charity Schanck a pauper that E. Fillmore has had the charge of for a number of years past."

Yours, etc., L.L.


25 December 1884


L. Stevenson returned home past week.

C. Norris has purchased a team of horses of Mr. Yennish.

Miss Alice Gibson, of Traverse City, was the guest of Mr. Benjamin last week.

Miss Cynthia Whinnery has vacation in her school during the holidays and is at home.

Snow enough to make business lively, at least when the weather settles and the roads get broken.

Our blacksmith is prepared to all kinds of blacksmithing promptly, and we know satisfactorily.

Mr. Thomas, F. Beverlie, S. Stata and Miss Clara Vaudrey are all on the sick list but are convalescing.

C. C. Shilling informed your localist that he had for sale one pair of lumber sleighs for the small sum of $23.

Stephen Vaudrey and Mrs. Anna Davis will be married Christmas. The Rev. O. G. Whitman is solicited to be the officiating clergyman. May peace and joy attend them is the wish of one who through the marriage looses a dear mother.

Your correspondent had quite a runaway of Front street last Saturday which resulted in a badly demoralized sleigh. Fortunately the occupants were not seriously hurt, but one or your townsmen was badly frightened. Guess he wont take a sleighride with a country clodhopper again.

Dec. 22 S.

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