The Evening Tribune October, 1891



   Employees of the freight house are greatly incensed over the unnatural action of a father who lost his child yesterday and is working the same as ever today.

After Twenty Years.

   Miss Mary Eustace of Brooklyn N. Y., arrived in the city yesterday to visit her mother Mrs. Ann Eustace on Columbus St. This is the first time she has seen her mother for twelve years having supposed she was dead, not knowing her whereabouts. Father Caldwell by diligent search and correspondence found where the daughter resided and hence the reunion.


   The sidewalks near the D. & M. depot are in bad repair and should be attended to.

   The fire department was called out Sunday to extinguish a fire on Bailey’s dock that was endangering the house near there.

   For Sale—A good horse, harness and top buggy for $75. For further particulars inquire at this office.

   The two young grocerymen, who started to accompany their girls to Grand Rapids on the Sunday evening train, and who got lost "hoofing it" back to town after getting off at Spring Lake, will fare better hereafter if better supplied with the "root of all evil."

   Mr. J. Coffee, of Spring Lake, who was severely injured while moving a hand car from before a coming D. & M. passenger train between here and Spring Lake about three weeks ago, died this morning at 4 o’clock from the injuries he received.


   Yesterday morning the three-year-old son of Adam Biggar accidentally swallowed a half ounce of laudnum Immediate medical assistance and an emetic saved his life.


   Did you notice the bill poster throwing around bills in this city to-day? Its his first attempt as a professional bill poster.

   Work on the second floor of the Akeley Institute annex is progressing nicely, and the whole structure is starting to assume some gratifying proportions.

   Joseph Hubert bought a ticket of Chas T. Pagelson yesterday over the Netherlands line to Holland. He will get his wife and children and bring them to this country to make it their future home.


   A horse belonging to Mr. J. Swaagman of Grand Haven township fell dead on Pennoyer avenue yesterday afternoon.

   Mr. Harm Vanderploeg is not at his accustomed stand today on account of an irritating tooth.


   Milan Flanders of Ferrysburg fell and broke his left arm near the shoulder last evening. Dr. Hofma was called and attended to the case.

   One of the largest freight trains ever went through here passed through Sunday on the C. & W. M. Ry.

   Mr. Simon Hofma was one of the passengers on the City of Milwaukee this morning. Mr. Hofma is the father of Dr. Hofma of this city. He is on his way home in Vriesland after an extended trip in the north west.


   The 6:15 D., G. H. & M. mail last evening did not arrive until 8:45. The post office very accommodatingly kept open until the mail was received.


   The eight-year old son of peter Roossien continues to be very sick.

   Plans are in contemplation for the painting of the roof and steeple of the congregational church.

   The supervisors will hold a session tonight and tomorrow they will make their annual visit to the poor farm.

   A Mr. Martin, employed at the Corn Planter factory, sustained a very serious injury this morning. He was working near the planes when his hand caught in that machine, and three fingers and a thumb were cut off. Dr. Hofma was called and dressed the wound, and the patient taken to his home, corner Elliot and Fifth streets. Mr. Martin has lived here but a short time having removed from Spring Lake to this city about two months ago.


   Wm. Wierenga died this morning after a short illness at his home on Fifth street. Mr. Wierenga had been sick but ten days and many of his friends did not know of his illness. He had been a resident of this city for the past twelve years, and leaves a wife and tow children to mourn his loss. Funeral notice tomorrow.


   Thomas Rooney died at Fremont yesterday at the age of 109. He had smoked daily for 90 years, was the father of 14 children, only four of whom are living, had 30 grandchildren and 52 great grandchildren.

   An Indian supposed to be Richard Albert was cut in two on the C. & W. M. railroad trestle near Muskegon.

   The drawing of the watch at C. N. Addison & Co’s. for which 2,000 tickets were out, was made last night. Geo. Felder, of the signal service, was the lucky man. The watch is a gold one, Elgin movement, and is a fine prize.


   A lively scrap between Cornelius Swartz and wife at the D. & M. depot last night created lots of excitement.


   Barney Zwaagman’s hand cart broke down on 7th St. this morning, and it required three men and a boy to gather up the contents.


   The south channel bridge is undergoing repairs.

Free! Free! Free!

Everybody is invited to call at D. Gale’s and get free of charge a sample of Thompson’s Wild Cherry Phosphate, a most delicious beverage in condensed form.


   G. C. Yonker of Muskegon covered our city with bills yesterday. Not greenback bills, but big black and white advertising bills.

   The public reading room should be improved and made a more attractive resort. The proceeds of the candy social at Mrs. Kennedy’s tonight will be used for this purpose.

   Our city has for two or three days been wrestling with a tortuous egg famine, and custard pies, pudding, egg-nogs and kindred hen fruit delicacies are getting to be unknown commodities. Relief is promised soon.

   Some of the postal clerks on the D., G.H.& M. railway are enquiring for residence here, and as soon as suitable houses can be found they propose moving their families and making Grand Haven their future home.

   Margurite, an imported Royal Dane dog of Bismarck’s strain, came over on the Atlanta from Chicago this morning billed to Dr. O. W. Newell of Spring Lake, who was on hand this morning to receive her. She was sired by one of the new Chancellor’s own dogs, and is very large and a noble looking brute. Her owners have been offered $500 for her.

  Scarlet fever is so prevalent at Muskegon that the schools are to be closed.


   An unoccupied house on Sheldon street, just inside the city limits, belonging to John Roossien, burned to the ground yesterday morning. Loss $1,000; insurance $700. Mr. Roossien was in Holland when the house burned, but arrived home last night.

   P. C. Northouse, living in Grand Haven township, found a carefully corked bottle on the lake shore about 3 miles from this city Tuesday, in which was a slip of paper containing the following: "McCullough and Jacobs, Sept. 20, 1891."

   We are requested to say that the statement carried about by Miss—— and —— about seeing a couple on the pier is a false statement. The couple they have reference to was no where near the pier. They had better think of the old saying "Look to home."


   The scholars in Miss Laffin’s, Miss Yeoman’s and Miss McGrath’s rooms went on a beech nut excursion yesterday afternoon.


   Wm. McKim is completing the cottage at Highland Park formerly owned by F. E. Buswell.

Katie Brons died at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. Brons near Grant street, Saturday afternoon at 6 o’clock. She has been ailing for many years and death was not unexpected. Her age was 19 years and five months and she had been a resident of the city for the past 12 or 13 years. The funeral occurs tomorrow afternoon at the Second Reformed church.


   Henry Solms was taken Sunday with a slight stroke of apoplexy, which left him quite weak. He was unable to be around Sunday afternoon, but is up today and will soon be around his favorite jaunts.

   Highland Park Hotel Association Meeting.

   A meeting of the subscribers of the Highland Park HotelBuilding Association was held this evening and called to order at 8 p.m. in the City Hall.

   On motion, S. H. Boyce was nominated chairman; seconded and carried.

   On motion, John A. Pfaff was nominated secretary; seconded and carried.

   On motion, that the old Highland Park Hotel Building committee be authorized to make arrangements to sell the hotel building and pay up the indebtedness, seconded and carried.

   On motion to adjourn; seconded and carried.


A false alarm called the fire department out at 7:30 last evening.

Hang up your gates tomorrow night and load your gun with rock salt.

Yesterday’s Detroit News contained a portrait of "Aunt" Mary White, whom all Grand Haven people are proud to know.


   The little son of Peter VanLopik died last night aged two and a half years.

   The four year old daughter of Peter VanDorpel died last night. Mr. VanDorpel has had more than his share of ill luck, it being his son who was accidentally shot German Day.

   Mrs. Capt. Mansfield was injured by being thrown from a carriage at Sturgis, Thursday, where she is at present visiting relatives. One of her ankles was put out of joint and she writes her husband, that she will be laid up for some weeks. Mrs. Aulsbrook who was in the carriage with her was also hurt.

   Mrs. J. Simpson is wearing a bunch of heather from "Auld Scotland" today. It is an old Scottish custom to wear a bunch of heather on Halloween."