MANISTIQUE
PIONEER
Newspaper Items
1890's
 
 
 
Date of
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News Items - Manistique Tri Weekly Pioneer & Manistique Semi Weekly Pioneer
01/30/1892
 
 
 
 
 
Wood and cedar business reported very lively in the vicinity of Gulliver's lake.  The people up there are workers.
The once thriving village of Fayette on the Bay shore is now almost deserted.  The furnace, once the life of the place has been taken away.  Many of its inhabitants have moved to Manistique.
It looks now as though our winter outfit for road work hereafter will have two snow plows to break the way through deep snow and a sprinkler to make ice roadways when there is no snow.
05/26/1892 Mrs. Norman McDonald came over from Cooks yesterday.
05/31/1892
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
A civil suit was heard on Saturday in Judge Bowen's court wherein A. S. Byers wanted Harry Tucker to pay a bill - a very small one- that he had never contracted.  The trial was a jury one adding to the expense and all costs were made over a claim less than $2.  The jury decided against Mr. Byer's, and of course he will have to "pay the fiddlers."  Again we say it don't always pay to go to law.
Comrade A. C. Carpenter arrived down from Seney Saturday to spend Sunday with his family and participate in the memorial and Decoration services.
P. H. Brown of Whitedale was in town yesterday to attend the Decoration ceremonies.  He is one of the noble men that went out early in the conflict and remained until the Southern Confederacy was wiped out.
09/06/1892
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Eight hundred and seventy-one children in this district of school age.
P.H. Brown and Mrs. Ed Mahar of Whitedale were in the city yesterday.
A. S. Putnam, of this city, has been elected a member of the Democratic congressional committee.
Miss Mollie Tuttle, one of our teachers, returned from her visit to the lower peninsula Friday night.
Moses Blumrosen returned from the east Friday afternoon, and in reply to our question he said, "I went to buy goods and bought them."  He always keeps at the head of the procession.
F. G. Dodge has recently been granted a pension.  If any soldier of the late war was deserving a pension, he is, for no better soldier than F. G. Dodge of Co. B. 2nd N. Y. Mounted Rifles, ever went to the front.  He was a man that dare go where any other man dare.  His company left camp Stonemon, Washington, in May with 104 men and on the first day of November he was the only officer left in the company, and only three men answered "here" at roll call:  the rest of the company was either killed, wounded, prisoners or sick in hospital.
The place known as the Jack Creighton place near Byer's settlement has been sold to L. C. Ely and his son Burton Ely.  This farm consists of 80 acres, with 20 acres improved, and is situated about 12 miles from Manistique.  It fronts on one of the Twin Lakes, one of the most beautiful little lakes on the peninsula.  This place will eventually be fitted up as a summer resort, with a boat-house and three or four sail boats, and a number of row boats.  L. C. has three sons, and they know how to trim a boat and sail one to perfection.  This will be just a nice two hour's drive from Manistique, and will be a fine place for a days recreation in hunting and fishing.  There is also situated on the place one of the finest boiling springs in Schoolcraft County, with water clear as crystal and cold as ice.
Misses Eloise and Elma Bradshaw arrived Friday night:  also Miss Sands and other teachers, and all were ready to begin school yesterday morning and did.
Will Simmons had the misfortune the other day to have a mill saw fall upon his arm, work side down, making an ugly cut.  He will be on "light duty" for several days.
09/13/1892
 
Geo. W. Sorter, of Doyle, is here today and leaves on the Buell to attend the G.A.R. Encampment at Washington City.
12/13/1892
 
 
 
The Hiawatha Township Board meets on the 23d and perhaps will at that time accept the resignation of Mr. Ashford, as Supervisor, who has been elected County Clerk.  There is some talk about whom the board will appoint, but we have not heard who seems to have the preference.  It will be a hard task to find a man that will fill the place as acceptably as Mr. Ashford has done.
 
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New Items - Manistique Semi Weekly Pioneer
04/25/1893
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Manistique ought to make a move this year towards securing electric lights.
Build a village lock-up and have work for the prisoners if you want to lessen crime.
Sheriff Carr is alway at his post of duty and knows that when papers are put in his hands they are put there for a purpose, and they are promptly served and returned.
Seven miles east of here they are building a set of lime kilns, and the location bears the name of Marblehead.  It is in the vicinity of the "Pioneer" farm.  Contractor Mosher has began the erection of two dwelling houses at that point.  They have a railroad track to it from the main line.
5/31/1893
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The school house near Gulliver Lake came near being destroyed by a forest fire.
Business decidedly quiet at the courthouse and the boast at the jail is that they are without any boarders.   A very satisfactory report to make.
Mr. Merwin has begun clearing the stumps out of the streets in the new addition just laid out east of Division street.  They are now at work on the extension of Oak street.
Many graves were decorated yesterday, besides those of soldiers.  That day is coming into general use as a day when the greatest respect will be shown to the memory of our departed friends.