The Evening Tribune July, 1891

Around Town


   There is much coolness between the average Grand Haven young man and his best girl these days. Ice cream did it.

   Streets are being cleaned up in good shape.

   National Express has a fine new wagon on the road.

   D. Bottje’s six-year-old son who injured himself severely by falling a on a sharp stick which pierced his tonsil, is improving.

   That "insane woman" proved to be a common drunk from Chicago.

   During the month of June there was but one burial in the cemetery here and that was a body from Grand Rapids.

   The young Americans have commenced celebrating already. Too bad the boys can’t have a celebration at home this year on July 4th.


   Every store in the city will close at noon July 4th.

   Mr. A. R. Mercer, of South Manitou, formerly of this city writes to Capt. F. A. Mansfield, through who’s courtesy he has been receiving the EVENING TRIBUNE, as follows: "Many thanks for the papers received. If the people of Grand Haven appreciated the little paper half as much as we do, it would have a large circulation. My wife says it is the most welcome paper she ever had. We are all well and hope all the folks of Grand Haven are the same. Best wishes to all the boys."

   Our subscription rate is growing encouragingly.

   You can, most always tell by the looks of a fire cracker how soon ‘twill "go off."

   The small boy and his air gun are about again, but that none of our respected fellow citizens have had an eye put out up to date.

   Mrs. Henry Socks returned to her home in Grand Rapids after visiting several days with Louis Behm’s family


   Mr. Kraai is building a tasty dwelling house on Fulton street between Third and Fourth.

   Grand Haven is one of the prettiest cities, in the summer time, of any in Western Michigan, and numerous improvements are being made on the streets now which will make it handsomer than ever.—Grand Rapids Democrat.

   Be patriotic tomorrow without being drunk.

   The festive small boy and his fire cracker will be on deck tomorrow. Let the fire department be prepared to wet him and the city down.

   Among the curiosities in the possession of Capt. Walker is the tattered-torn remnant of the identical flag to which the immortal Col. Mulligan wrapped himself. In the language of the Captain, ‘e wrapped ‘is self in the Stars and Stripes.


   Company F received the second prize of $50 in the competitive drill at Muskegon, July 4, and came home $150 richer than they went.

   A house at Ferrysburg owned by Wm. Little and occupied by Will Barnett burned to the ground Saturday, while the family were all away from home. The contents were all saved by neighbors who broke into the building and carried them out.

   Nature is doing her level best to make our poor city park presentable. It's no go, however.


   "Now we go up and now we go down" every time one takes a walk on Washington street. Awful uneven sidewalks.


   Vacation is already hanging heavy on the school boy’s hands.

   Some of the boys are still celebrating the 4th of July.

   The hill on Columbus street is receiving a cut of about four feet which will be a great improvement.

   Messrs. Emlaw and Miller were very busy changing gas burners yesterday and will hereafter supply our citizens with coal gas.


   Pleasant day this is.

   A great many strangers in the town now days.

   Letters from Oceana county report frosts there Tuesday morning.

   The report of Superintendent E. Briggs shows that our city schools are in flourishing condition.

   The late rains have done lots of good, farmers and gardeners wear smiling contentness.

   A boxing match at Seventh street corner resulted in a bloody nose this morning.


   A band of gypsies and four trained bears arrived in town this noon. Their headquarters are at the foot of Washington avenue.

   Five-hundred dollars spent planting soft maple trees on the sand hills south of Clinton street will in time prove a great benefit in keeping the sand in place, and in years add greatly to the appearance around there.


   Henry Bloecker & Co. have repaired the fire engine Rix Robinson making it good as new.

   The residence of Chauncy Stuck was on fire twice Sunday but was put out both times. The furniture was badly damaged by water.

   Mr. F. H. Grooters has celebrated the glorious Fourth 40 times in this city. He is one of Grand Haven’s old settlers and has many anecdotes regarding the pioneers of this place.


   N. D. Conger of the signal service of Lansing was in the city yesterday investigating the matter of moving the government signals from the Kirby to the Cutler House.


   The old sidewalk in front of Henry Baar’s residence is torn up preparatory to replacing with cement walk.

   Seven families in one neighborhood in the Third ward have 58 children.

   Henry Spricks’s team broke loose from a hitching place at Spring Lake this afternoon and ran some distance and against a large tree literally smashing the hack all to pieces but not injuring the team to speak of.

   Everyone on Washington street were craning their necks last evening trying to discover whether Prof. Bartholomew was manipulating the balloon which passed over the city about eight o’clock.


   John Baker tells us that he is glad his wife has gone to Muskegon to visit as he will now have a jolly good time with his good old democratic friends.

  Several young gentlemen (?) who ought to know better got into a disgraceful row in the saloon on Seventh St., last night, smashing the windows badly and rousing the neighbors, most of whom had retired for the night.

   L. L. Flint, of Detroit, is in the city trying to resuscitate the old Knights of Home lodge. Mr. Flint has been in the State several months in the interests of this order and his work has proved very successful. The order generally, throughout the country is in a very flourishing condition.


   Byron Farnham, who has been working for Capt. Finch at Green Bay, Wis., returned home sick some time ago and is now in a very dangerous condition.

Exorbitant Charges.

Mr. EDITOR : I am glad to find my innocent little note in your paper of yesterday’s date is exciting some interest. The city bus line comes to me utterly disclaiming such charges. I am free to say I did not mean that line. That is all.   CITIZEN


   The children of Capt. Jensen on Washington Ave. have scarlet fever.

   The grading of Fifth and Columbus streets will make several jumping or rather dumping off places.

   The residents of Columbus street, between Fifth and Sixth, would like very much to have the sand surplus on the Kedzie lot removed.

   Yesterday and today saw the removal of the signal office from the Kirby to the new Cutler House.

   Henry J. Bolt will build a $1200 house on Washington Avenue, if he can find a suitable tenant at $10 per month. The house will probably be built.

   Scarlet fever, Wm. H. Loutit’s youngest child, Clinton street.

   A dispatch from Fremont states that C. N. Addison has gained 15 pounds of flesh in two days of his sojourn there. At this rate he will return the bloated monopolist read about in the Farmer’s Alliance papers.


   The fire department were called out this afternoon to fight a sawdust fire near the Spring Lake bridge.

   Mr. Kedzie of this city, not being the owner of the lot referred to in yesterday’s paper, known as Kedzie lot, is of course, not responsible for any condition which the same may be in.

   H. Potts is in Ludington in the interests of the Grand Rapids Democrat.

   Capt. Lysaght, of the Life Saving Station picked up a bracelet near the pier. The owner is requested to call at the station for property and pay for this notice.


   Rena Van Wielden, Garrett Musk, and Dick Botthuis threw stones through the M. E. church windows and their parents settled the affair by paying the damages, 83 cents each.


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