Charlevoix Sentinel August 4, 1904, Local News: James McCann,
of St. James, left here Tuesday morning for Golden, Colo., with
his son James, who is seriously ill with pulmonary trouble. They
will remain there for an indefinite period for the benefit of
the young man's health.
Prof. H. J. Cox, the weatherman who has been with his family
at St. James the past ten days, arrived here Wednesday, and will
make an official inspection trip among stations of Lake Michigan.
He will return to Beaver Island in about ten days and remain with
his family there ten days or two weeks. Last week Prof. Cox and
family and Rev. Father Zugelder had a two-day camping and fishing
trip at Lake Geneserat, near the head of the Island. While on
the Island, Prof. Cox settled the details of the proposed weather
station there. The station will be placed on the high ground near
the church and will be equipped with baragraph and instruments
recording wind velocity and weather. Rev. Father Zugelder will
be the official in charge. The commercial telephone office will
be in the postoffice at St. James. Prof. Cox is confident that
the cable will be ready for business the fall of 1905.
Beaver Island News: Born to Mr. and Mrs. Fred Sendenberg,
a boy on August 6th. William Stevens made a business
trip to Milwaukee last week, returning on Friday.
Large numbers of resorters are on the Island now and many
more are on the way. John Stevens and family arrived
on Friday's boat after a visit at their old home in Free Soil.
Mrs. Frank Stafford entertained two lady friends from the
mainland from Wednesday to Friday.
Mr. Oscar Martin, an excellent barber from Cross Village,
has set up shop and is doing a thriving business in the shop vacated
by Frank Sherman. The tug Margaret McCann made a trip
to Manistique Sunday after Capt. Daniel McAuley whose aged father
is lying critically ill at his home in Peaine Township.
Captain Bonner's delightful summer hotel is being well
patronized. The captain and his excellent wife have the happy
faculty of making their guests feel very much at their ease.
Dr. Ruth and family and Mr. Ricks, all of Keokuk, spent
the week past in camping and fishing at Lake Gallilee near the
head of the Island. The doctor is making good use of his new launch
The schooner Rouse Simmons left the Harbor Saturday evening
loaded with cordwood for the Beaver Island Lumber Company. The
little schooner Petrel loaded with slabs left the B. I. L. Co's
docks two days previously.
The piston cross-head from the B. I. L. Co's locomotive
arrived on Friday after being repaired at Manistee, and the same
evening nine well-loaded cars of cord wood were hauled in from
the woods for the Rouse Simmons.
The Beulah farm boys, twenty five in number, spent the
week camping on the shore of Beaver Island last week. In command
of the boys was foster father Mr. Hermon Lee Swift and his helpers.
The boys created a very good impression while on the Island by
their well-bred manners and gentlemanly ways. Mr. Swift gave a
very interesting talk and illustrated it with a stereopticon,
and some of the boys themselves, one evening while here, to a
large audience in Gallagher's Hall. A free-will offering amounting
to $25.00 for the benefit of the boys was taken.
Charlevoix Sentinel August 18, 1904 Local News: Local Inspectors
Honnor and Blocker went to the Beavers Wednesday (Note:
Thos. Honnor and Henry Bloecker, both of Gd. Haven, registered
at the Beaver Hotel, August 15, 1904)
Charlevoix Sentinel August 25, 1904 Beaver Island News: Green
and McDonough is the name of the firm starting a new meat market.
Anthony Malloy spent several days last in the Northern
Dr. Ruth and party circumnavigated the Island Saturday
in his 16 ft. launch.
Mrs James Donlevy gave a dinner party to several friends
The schooners Elida and Oneida are at the B. I. Lumber
Co. docks taking cargoes of slabs. The schooner Rouse
Simmons arrived Sunday evening and is loading with cordwood.
The steam barge Mark B. Covell is on her way here for a
load, and the Black Fawn will arrive today.
Prof. Cox arrived Sunday night for a visit with his family
and incidentally for a fishing trip to Lake Gallilee.
James McCann returned Friday from Denver having left his
son there for the benefit of his health.
Mrs. Graves and children of Detroit accompanied by her
sister Miss Beldman are spending the summer on the Island.
(Note: Mrs. W. J. Graves and 2 children registered at the Beaver
Hotel July 5, 1904) Business is booming, summer people are
swarming, fishing is fine and all Beaver Island is brimming over
with good nature. Mr. and Mrs. Case of Chicago registered
at the Beaver Hotel Friday. They will spend a week or ten days
on the Island resorting.
Mr. Otto Rudert, the Rock Island Druggist who summered
here last year, is again on hand for a month or six weeks outing
on the Beavers. (Note: registered at the Beaver Hotel August
Mr. Jas. Conners and B. C. Hartz of Rock Island are on the
Island. Mr. Connors will remain several weeks while Mr. Hartz
can remain but a few days. (Note: Ben Hartz registered August
10, 1904) Mr. Frank McAuley had the misfortune to lose the
end of the little finger of the left hand while working about
the business-end of a moving machine last week Wednesday.
The barge Edward Buckley left here Saturday evening with
the largest cargo of hardwood lumber of the season. The barge
Emma Thompson is in to finish off her deck load after partly loading
Charlevoix Sentinel August 25, 1904 Local News: The steamer
Beaver, Sunday, took the Cross Village and Charlevoix Indians
to the Northport camp meeting. Prof. H. S. Cox and
family, who have been spending two months on Beaver Island, will
come over tomorrow and return to their home in Chicago.
W. J Gallagher of St. James came over Monday returning
Beaver Island News: E. J. Dowell, of St. Louis, paid a
visit to the Island.
"Capt. Allers, with his schooner X-10-U-8 arrived here Monday.
W. W. Boyle went to the Soo Monday as a delegate to the
State Convention of the A.O. H.
Miss Annie O'Malley and Ellen O'Malley, of Chicago are
paying a visit to Mrs. Jas. Donlevy. Ten men arrived
on the Monday boat to go into the employ of the B. I. Lumber Co.
Dr. and Mrs. Wilkenson arrived home on Monday after a weeks
absence on the mainland. James Connor, of Rock Island,
and Prof. Cox took a party of twenty five to High Island on a
picnic excursion Tuesday.
W. B. Johnston of the B. I. L. Co., and W. J. Gallagher
went to Charlevoix Monday on business.
Miss Lizzie Donlevy of Chicago, daughter of John Donlevy,
returned to Chicago Monday after a two months visit here.
Patrick Roddy, a B. I. boy born and bred, and an assistant
chief of the Milwaukee fire department, is on the Island for a
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