The Evening Tribune May/June, 1891

Around Town


   VanDonogen & Yonker, the masons who are doing the work on the new Cutler block, are rushing business and doing a good job.

   Hamilton Johnston has purchased the 15 acres of land formerly owned by the late Dr. Briggs. He will immediately clear and make a vineyard of it. It is Mr. Johnston’s intention to make it the finest vineyard in Western Michigan. The place is handsomely located on the Grand river inside the city limits, and has a splendid soil of gravely loam.

   Last Saturday’s fire at Muskegon covers more ground, than the fire in our city in 1889 did. It goes to show that our firemen are just as capable to battle with a large conflagration as any department in the State. We believe that our department can handle a fire better than any department of neighboring cities. Our citizens do not appreciate, in a good many instances, the hardships the fire laddies undergo to serve them at small pay too.

   Justice Pagelson has a fine collection of stamps that he takes great pride in.

  The new Cutler block is fast assuming shape and when completed will be as fine a hotel as you will find in Western Michigan.


   Mr. John Danhoff is putting a stone foundation under his house, corner of 7th and Lafayette streets.


   Harry Oak’s horse attached to a cart went flying through our streets this morning at a 1:10 gate, and brought up near the glass works.

   Two colts belonging to Messrs. Pellegrom and Lum, were cut and torn in a frightful manner this morning, by running into a wire fence enclosing the pasture in which they were kept.


   Carpenters in this city find plenty of work now days.

   The question of a new heating apparatus for the Central School Building is one that will no doubt be considered and acted upon at the coming annual school meeting in July.


   A number of new sidewalks are going down in the city and still there is room for more.

   The ice wagon is going its daily rounds, although the weather so far has not caused a great demand for ice.

   Due praise and credit should be given our street commissioner for the clean manner in which he keeps our streets.

   The Agricultural college and State University have a number of bright Grand Haven boys in attendance and some of them will definitely come to the front in the coming days.

   Engine No. 24 on the C. & W.M. R. R. ran through our city at the rate of 60 miles an hour. This is in strict violation of our city ordinances.


   Tomorrow being Decoration Day there will be no issue of the EVENING TRIBUNE.


   Some new side walks on Washington street would be a credit to the city as well as a comfort to pedestrians.

   Two young ladies while returning from the park yesterday received a severe fall, caused by a loose plank in the sidewalk just beyond the site of the burned Parker house.

   A raven, or maybe a crow, decorated the front window of Wickham’s barber shop. Levi found it in the woods yesterday. "Only this and nothing more."

   The Memorial Day ceremonies were largely attended and the program as announced in Friday’s EVENING TRIBUNE was carried out, a detailed account of which space does not permit our giving. Sufficient to say that our people, as always, showed their patriotism for their country and their love and honor for its dead heroes by an appropriate observance of the most sacred of our national holidays.


   Vacant houses in the city are a scarce article now days.

   The streets have been improved lately by gravel being put on where required.

   Water is so low in the river that Grand Rapids manufacturers have to use steam for power part of the time.

   Mr. VandenBosch has commenced hauling lumber for his new dwelling to be erected on the lot purchased of Capt. McCallom. The ruins of Oct. 1, 1889’s fire have nearly disappeared and handsome new dwellings and churches have taken their place.

   Grand Haven has 400 acres of strawberries. The frost destroyed all of them.—Detroit News.


   A telephone is being placed in Enos Stone’s livery barn today.

   The walls of the new Cutler house, at Grand Haven, are up and it will be opened in two months—Detroit News.

   Mr. A. E. Winchester of the Hudsonville Herald is to have charge of the editorial and business department of the EVENING TRIBUNE, Grand Haven. A good choice.—Coopersville Observer.


   Clean up the alleys before warm weather comes. Some of them need it sadly.

   To Wm. Fritz and wife—a big fat girl.


   It is not Wm. Fritz, who is setting up the cigars on that nice fat baby girl, but Wm. Tietz. It was simply a typographical error.


   The weather is warming up in good shape and the soda fountain patronage is on the increase.

   Considerable justifiable complaint is made about the badness of the city water just now. The water in the well is good, but the river water is allowed to get into pipes and the matter should be attended to.


   A man with a loud mouth with which he was trying to sell something, made considerable noise and entertained quite a crowd on Second street last night.

   If you do not want your shade trees to rot and die, beware how you use the garden hose on them; the water penetrates the bark and causes rot, which eventually kills the trees.

   Travel is not what it ought to be at this time of the year, but has increased considerably during the last two or three warm days.


   There will be four young lady graduates at Akeley this year.

   New crosswalks are being placed at the Washington street C. & W. M. crossing.


   The work of plastering the new Cutler House was commenced by Van Dongen & Yonker.

   Examination is the order of the day in our schools.


   Playing base ball on the sidewalks and over the cross-walks of our city is a nuisance that the Marshall should abate before some of our good citizens get hurt.


   A pertinent question just now might be how do you like the new EVENING TRIBUNE?

  Our citizens should obey the orders of the Water Works Company about the running of lawn sprinklers.

   A new Chaso piano was placed in the Akeley Institute today.

   The new legislative manual just issued by Secretary of State, Soper, gives the population of Grand Haven according to the late census as 5,023 against 4,862 in 1880. That is not bad for a city that has suffered a very serious fire and at the same time has been supposed to have been growing backwards for ten years.

   A Grand Haven citizen and his young son were fishing near the life saving station when the boat was overturned and both were in danger of drowning. When the life savers reached them the little boy refused to be rescued until they had saved his fishing rod.—Detroit Journal.


   The two girls who stole a black dog from the H. C. Sanford’s residence on Thursday will make trouble for themselves as they are known.


   An excursion train of nine coaches passed through here bound for Muskegon this over the C. & W. M. railroad.


   Our merchants will close their stores at noon July 4th.

   One of the best posted citizens pronounces the Grand Haven city schools as the best in all respects to be found in the state, and Supt. E. L. Briggs comes in for a great big share of the praise and the credit for their success and standing.

   Sheriff Vanpell keeps the lawn in front of the county jail in good shape, and by the way, we have three farmer county officers and the lawn in front of the Court House is in bad shape and would be a good place to show their skills.


  Four young women, among them the daughter of Secretary of State Soper, graduated at the Aleley Institute, at Grand Haven, yesterday. This college is the pride of Grand Haven and the exercises called out a large crowd of interested listeners.


   Another street fakir was doing his business here again last night. The people who like to be humbugged are not all dead yet, and so this fellow played a good business here as most of them do.


   Work on the interior of the new Cutler House is progressing finely and will be ready for occupancy about July 15th.

   The advanced guard of the fireworks brigade has arrived.


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