Charlevoix Sentinel July 7, 1904 Local News: Rt. Rev. Bishop
Richter, of Grand Rapids, has been in Charlevoix several days,
and went to Beaver Island Wednesday.
R. M. McKeel, returned home Friday having been a month
on Beaver Island painting Dr. Wilkinson's new building.
Surely Beaver Island is forging to the front as an agricultural
section. Superintendent Coulter told us yesterday that the Ferry
Co. has about 1,000 acres of peas on the Island.
W. J. Gallagher, representing the Beaver Island fishermen's
union and Raymond McDonald, representing the Island longshoremen
leave Monday for Milwaukee to attend the annual convention of
the labor federation.
Mrs. H. J. Cox, wife of the Chicago weather wizard, and
children arrived here on the Manitou Sunday, and will go to Beaver
Island Monday to spend a month or more.
W. J. Gallagher, of St. James, goes to the World's Fair,
after attending the Milwaukee labor convention. At St. Louis he
will attend the grand convention of the Order of the Hibernians.
Charlevoix Sentinel July 14, 1904 Local News: The steamer
Beaver will give an excursion from Beaver Island to Manistique
next Sunday, July 17th.
James Donlevy, of St. James came over on the Beaver yesterday
and left for Chicago on the Illinois last evening. He will visit
the World's Fair while he is away.
The Dominican Sisters of St. James came over on the Beaver
Wednesday on the way to the parent house for their annual retreat.
Mrs. Prof. Cox and children of Chicago, will occupy the sisters'
residence during their absence.
harlevoix Sentinel July 21, 1904 Local News: The steamer
Beaver after reaching Beaver Island, cancelled her Manistique
Sunday excursion owing to the southwest gale that prevailed that
Prof. H. J. Cox, the Chicago weather forecaster, will arrive
here Sunday on the Missouri and join his family at St. James Monday.
He will be there about two weeks, and will look after certain
details of the proposed establishment of a weather station there.
Local Inspectors Henner and Blocker went to Beaver Island
yesterday on inspection business.
The Rev. Fr. Zugelder, of St. James, came over Monday and
returned Wednesday, making a trip to Mackinac Island with a friend-
Rev. Fr. Brugger, of Saginaw.
Charlevoix Sentinel July 28, 1904 Local News: The editor
accompanied Prof. Cox, of the Weather Bureau, to Beaver Island
Monday, returning Wednesday.
The tug Margaret McCann, of St. James, was here over Sunday,
shipping a new wheel.
There has been very much unnecessary excitement over reports
of a small-pox epidemic at Beaver Island the past two weeks. The
editor of this paper spent three days at St. James this week,
and is in a position to give the facts, after a careful investigation.
Smallpox broke out about two weeks in the lumber camp of the Beaver
Island Lumber Co., about ten miles from St. James. It was promptly
and effectively quarantined. The camp itself is in the woods and
a safe distance from any farmhouse. There has been no dangerous
exposures on any other part of the Island, and St. James is as
safe as Charlevoix. Indeed, the people of St. James, while fully
alive to the situation, are entirely tranquil as to any danger.
We consider it as safe to visit St. James as it is to visit any
other point in Northern Michigan. Even the cases in the camp are
recovering. The Sentinel will be fully responsible for the truth
of this statement, and any reports to the contrary may be put
down as coming from those interested in an exaggerated record
of the situation. (Note: F. Protar's diary mentions the
smallpox in the lumber camp. He also credits Dr. Wilkinson with
Northern Michigan: James McCann, of Beaver Island, has
the use of the dock and warehouse at Bailey's Landing, opposite
the Island House, Mackinac, and proposes to supply the Island
with all kinds of fresh fish daily during the season. Many a summer
visitor at Mackinac remembers, with a longing desire, for more
of the fish which was set before him here; and Mr. McCann handles
these varieties. He is a big dealer in fish and ships an average
of one hundred and fifty tons per season to the Chicago markets.
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