The Evening Tribune July, 1891

Business

7/1

   Grand Haven ought to have a railroad on the south side of the river.

   Ferguson has fitted up an ice cream room in the front part of his store.

   Parties wishing a private display of fireworks can find a large assortment at D. A. Laneís.

   Geo. Hancock says he will have enough strawberries to supply the local market till after July 4th. His strawberries are delicious.

   The strawberry season is is about over only a few arriving this week and the price at retail seven cents.

   The Grand Haven Furniture Manufacturing Co., are getting ready a display for the Furniture Manufacturing exhibit at Grand Rapids the first part of this month.

7/8

   Seventh and Washington street corners are getting to be a lively business center.

   The Dake Engine Works are doing a lively business turning out those dandy engines now days.

   The work of the new Grand Haven Furniture factory is being pushed in a lively manner.

   Grand Havenís two tanneries are shipping lots of leather and doing a rushing live business.

7/9

   The frame is up for Mr. Holstelleís new store on Franklin street.

   The main shaft at the furniture factory broke this morning.

7/11

   The Bee Hive has instituted a new style, the clerks of that popular grocery now wear black aprons.

   The line shaft in the Grand Haven furniture factory is repaired and the factory will start again Monday morning.

   A much needed improvement and one that would add greatly to our future growth and happiness as a city would be a free bridge over Grand River to Spring Lake and a good one at that. Spring Lake could well afford to join Grand Haven in the erection and and keeping in repair and running order as free intercourse between both places and the surrounding country would pay all hands.
   An exchange truthfully says: "The secret of growth of any place is mainly owing to the inducements and encouragements to strangers to settle in the place. Encourage active and worthy men whether they have money or not. Their labor alone is worth money. Stimulate every legitimate enterprise by giving it all the friendly aid in your power. Cultivate a public spirit and help your neighbor. Talk well of your town of its growth, its prospects, its advantages, and, in fact, everything likely to promote its welfare.

7/13

   John DeVriesí place corner of Fulton and Seventh streets is receiving a new store front.

7/14

   The D., G. H. & M. pay car arrived this morning and the railroad boys are happy.

7/16

   Ed Stokes and Robt. Thielman of H. Bloecker & Company, returned yesterday afternoon from Saugatuck where they had been putting into place the large new engine shipped there.

7/21

   Chicago papers Saturday reports that the Pennington Air Ship company has been dissolved for want of stock subscribed.

   Three gentlemen from Milwaukee, who are preparing to organize a company to establish a malleable iron works will be in the city tomorrow for the purpose of looking it over with a view of locating their plant here. The glass factory building could be utilized for their purpose. If their object is plausible it is to be hoped that they will meet with the encouragement that will ensure their establishment here.

7/22

   George Hancockís celery is hard to beat, if that feat is ever accomplished. His crop always averages not more than ten bushels to the crate while 14 to 30 is the average of most growers. With a great quantity of his celery 6 bushels fill a crate. He has a new variety of pinkish shade which is very choice, a sample of which may be seen at Galeís grocery.

7/25

   Grand Haven beats any place in the west in its large shipments of celery.

   Grand Haven furnishes to all parts of the United States celery of the finest quality raised in the world, and the daily shipments to all parts of the United States are very large.

   The Western Union Telegraph office will soon be removed to the new Cutler House, and John Gatfield, one of Grand Havenís bright young men, will be appointed manager.

7/29

A NEW ENTERPRISE.

   The prospects are excellent for the establishing of a match factory in this city. This week will probably be the organizing of a stock company for this purpose, composed of home capital, when a site will be secured and the work of building a plant proceeded with.

   The new enterprise has been quietly developing for some time but plans are now completed and it is beyond doubt that Grand Haven will soon have a new and prosperous industry.

7/30

   Mr. D. Baker is replenishing his lumber yard.

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