6 March 1868
School House Burned-Almost--On the morning of the 28th ult., the
log school house on the farm of Mr. Davis, near Hoxie's Mills in East Bay
Township, was discovered on fire. The fire was in and under the floor
and was extinguished with difficulty. The floor was destroyed and some
of the desks injured in being torn up to get at the fire.
Sudden Death at Northport--Hon. Orlando Moffatt died very
suddenly at his residence at Northport on the 20th of February. Our
acquaintance with Mr. Moffatt commenced in 1849 when he was serving as a
member of the House of Representative from Calhoun County. We have
known little of him since until we both found a home in Traverse country.
Mr. Moffatt was last spring elected
Superintendent of Schools for Leelanaw Co., and was at the time of his
decease, engaged in teaching the village school at Northport.
He was a man that secured the esteem
and respect of all who knew him. He will be greatly missed in the
community where he resided.
MARRIED-On the 23rd ult., at the residence of C. H. Marsh, Esq., Silver Lake, by the Rev. A. P.
Mead, of Jackson. Mr. Richard Huffman, of Silver Lake, to Miss Olivia
C. Marsh of Jackson.
At Peninsula, on Sunday evening,
February 23rd at the house of the bride's father, by Curtis Fowler, Jr.,
Esq. Mr. John Reed and Miss Nancy E. Warren.
DIED-At Northport, Leelanaw County, Michigan, February 20th, 1868. Hon. Orlando Moffatt
age 60 years.
13 March 1868
New Post Office --Another Post
Office, to be called Cedar Run, has been established in the Township of Aalmira, and Mrs. Eliza Willoughby appointed Post Mistress
Real Estate Sales--Myron Chandler
has sold forty acres of wild land to Mr. Montague for $500 and Mr.
Christopher forty acres to Francis Wait for $150, both parcels are near Old
Death of Miss Hannah More-- Mr.
Editor--Dear Sir, --it is well known to your readers that Miss Hannah More
has been visiting with me since last summer. She spent a Sabbath in
Traverse, and talked to the Sunday School. She has remained here
hoping to leave in the spring, but some weeks since was attacked with
illness, what the Doctor called "Congestion of the Stomach"-- She suffered
much, and died on Monday, March 2nd. Her funeral at my house was
generally attended by all classes, and she was buried in Concord burying
ground, on the east side of Carp Lake.
Miss More has been a missionary nearly 20 years of
her life--the last nine years in Africa. She was always full of active
labors, and her loss will be mourned by many; but she felt to die was gain"
She longed to die and go home to rest, saying repeatedly 'To depart and be
with Christ is far better;" from which words her funeral sermon was
"Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord"
"Let me die the death of the righteous, and let
my last end be like His," but that we may so died God help us to live the
life of the righteous.
Yours Truly, Geo Thompson, Leland, Michigan (Eagle
20 March 1868
is to be a Concert of vocal and instrumental music at the Congregational
Church on the evening of Wednesday the 25th inst., at 7 o'clock. The
proceeds of the Concert are to be applied to the purchase of an organ for
the use of the Church.
Careful and thorough preparation is being made for
this entertainment, and we are confident that all who attend will feel that
the evening is well spent and their money well invested.
The people here have contributed liberally to the
building of the two fine Churches, and we trust that liberality will
continue till both houses are supplied with suitable organs.
Admittance 25 cents, reserved seats 50 cents.
Tickets can be had at Hubbell's Drugstore, at H. R. Hulburd's, and of C. A.
Crawford at the store of Hannah, Lay & Co.
--The past winter has furnished an unusual number of stormy
days, but only about two usual amount of snow. The depth of snow
varied in different localities from two and a half to three feet. We
know some have reported it deeper, but we are confident we state the case in
accordance with the facts. We had good sleighing for not less than one
The weather was steadily,
especially during the month of February, but we cannot learn that the
mercury at any time went lower than fourteen below zero.
We believe the peach bids are uninjured, and that
all fruits grown in this climate have come safely through the winter.
Can the people tow hundred miles south of us say this of their fruit trees.
At this time the snow, except in the woods, is
mostly gone, and we are able to see how the wheat has fared. We have
taken some pains to inquire of farmers in reference to this matter, and are
assured, from all quarters, that the fields area as green as when hidden
from view by the snows of December.
The warm weather and copious rains of the past
week had so softened and loosened the ice in the Bay, that the high south
wind that sprung up early Tuesday morning stated it northward, and before
night there lay before as a bright expanse of water stretching as far as the
eye could reach.
The prospects now is for an unusually early
opening of navigation. We hope that either the Belle or the Burr??s
will soon make her appearance here, as the business on the Bay & ? steamboat
facilities at once.
The Alleghany Hannay, Lay & Co's Propeller, Alleghany, which last fall went into winter
quarters here, is being overhauled preparatory to resuming her trips between
Traverse City and Chicago. A gang of men has been employed on her for
some weeks past, and as usual in the Co.'s business a thorough job is being
done. We are assured that she will come out at the opening of
navigation as good as new.
Monroe Center-- We
are informed that Mr. M. S. Brownson has raised the frame of a hotel
building at this place. He expects to have it in running order in
about six weeks. The house is to be kept on strict temperance
the township of Peninsula, March 5, 1868, Mrs. Eliza C. Wormer, daughter of
Charles and Margaret Soper, age 19 years 11 months 21 days.
20 March 1868
In the town of Elmwood,
March 24th, y C. W.
William, Esq., Mr Benjamin Dyball, of Kasson, to Miss Mary Hewitt, of
Elmwood, all of Leelanau County, Michigan.
March 26th, at the residence of Mr. Bitnor, by
Rev. R. Hatch, Mr. Frances Campbell and Miss Julia Bitnor, both of Traverse
27 March 1868
Lecture at the Scofield School House--The editor
of the Herald will speak at the Scofield School House, in Whitewater, on the
evening of Thursday, April 2nd at 7 o'clock P.M. Subject: The New
Constitution. The public are invited to attend.
The concert at the Congregational Church on Wednesday evening was a most
complete success both artistically and financially. The audience was
the largest and happiest ever called together by any similar entertainment
in this village. For two full houses the ? in the exercises was kept
up, and everybody was sorry when the end came. The gross reciepts were
seventy-five dollars. The Choir, and all others interested in
procuring an organ for the Church, return their sincere thanks for the
liberal patronage bestowed.
Morgan Bates, Esq.--is
one of the delegates appointed by the Stat Convention to attend the National
Republican Convention at Chicago.
In The Ice:
Rev. Leroy Warren, on Monday last, was on his way
from Antrim City to Elk Rapids on the ice of the Bay, and when about
opposite Brownstown his horse broke through. With the assistance of
some men engaged in drawing wood near the beach Mr. W. succeeded in getting
the horse out safely, but not without losing a part of the harness.