Grand Haven, Mich. October 1891
The Evening Tribune
The tug Frank Edwards is laying at the water works dock making some repairs on her boiler.
Beginning today the steamer Wisconsin and Milwaukee will make no more trips to Muskegon.
Bloecker & Co. made a few repairs on the fire steamer Rix Robinson today.
The barge John Otis loaded with lumber for Chicago came in last night to get out of the heavy seas.
Boston stepped into first place in the league pennant race yesterday. The standing of the leaders now is Boston 629, Chicago 621, New York 247.
Capt. Lysaght, of the life saving station, today received the J. Brandstettler prize of $5 for the largest fish caught this season. It was a catfish, caught the 25th day of August, and weighed 15 pounds.
The Electric Light & Power Co. will unload two carloads of machinery today.
The tug Sill came in with an empty scow at 11:30 last night and took one loaded with gravel to Muskegon.
The barge Street came in last night and laid up at the pier, until this morning when she went to Fruitport to be unloaded.
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.
The case of Dwight Cutler against the First National Bank of Ionia was finished yesterday in Ionia, though Judge Parson has not yet given his decision. In July of last year Wm. Steele of Ionia gave Mr. Cutler a $25,000 mortgage upon a large stock of farm near that city. The mortgage it is claimed was not put on record for 30 days and in that time the First National Bank of Ionia and the Grand Rapids Savings Bank also became Mr. Steele’s creditors, not knowing of the mortgage. Shortly after this came the failure of Mr. Steele and the two banks were left in the soup. Proceedings of settlement were filed claiming that the mortgage was not valid, but the Supreme Court held that the mortgage to be good. The case just finished was a chancery proceeding to foreclose the mortgage. Hon. Geo. A. Farr of this city and Mr. Nicole of Ionia held up the ends of Mr. Cutler, and the bank employed legal talent from Detroit and Grand Rapids.
The steamer Joe is all ready for fishing and will go in service in a few days.
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.
A small audience listened to a very entertaining and instructive lecture by Prof. Bernard Bigsby, at the Congregational church last night. Prof. Bigsby went into the derivation of language in general and our own tongue more particularly. He showed conclusively the existence at one time of a common language, traced the evolution and admixture which resulted in the English language as it stands today, from the old Sanskrit, down through the Latin, Greek, German, and Saxon showing the common roots of many familiar terms. The lecture was interspersed with many anecdotes related by Prof. Bigsby in an inimitable manner. He gave the Lord’s prayer in the old Derbyshire English dialect, although he claimed it was not a dialect at all, but the purist, and in fact, almost the only remnant of the old German Saxon tongue. Beautiful as it is in any tongue it was especially so in the soft, aggressive, and to us, quaint diction used. We hope to have the pleasure of listening to him again.
The people of Grand Rapids are wild over the coming great race between Allerton and Nelson, two of the fastest horses ever seen on the turf. Everybody speaks of the event, which will come off Oct. 9th, and money is freely put up on the respective animals. Allerton is claimed by some to be 3 to 2 over Nelson, and hundreds of dollars have already been taken on this basis. Wherever a group of men gather on the streets, the discussion on the respective merit of the horses grows into animated debates. You can hear them talk Nelson and Allerton in the hotel, stores, offices, public buildings, private residence, in short everywhere. It will be an interesting race under such conditions.
The tug Sill arrived at 8 p.m. last night with an empty scow.
Francis Lilley, formerly of Spring Lake, but now living in Grand Rapids is an ardent horseman and is very much interested in the coming big race. Mr. Nelson presented him with one of the shoes worn by the stallion Nelson, when he made his record of 2:10 ¾ at Cambridge City, Ind. The day of the race he will run a special train from Lilley, Mich., for the benefit of his mill employees.
German Day Celebration.
A fine programme has been arranged for the German Day celebration in this city October 12th. The parade which starts at 1 o’clock p.m. from the foot of Washington Street will be participated by Co. F, M. S. T., and by societies from this city, Grand Rapids, Muskegon, St. Joseph and other neighboring cities. The merchants and manufacturers of this city will be represented in the procession by designs of their manufacture or trade.
After the parade there will be speech making at the Opera House. Walter I. Lillie will address the people in English and Mr. Kehler of Detroit will speak in the German language. The speeches will be interspersed by the music of the Wurzburg Military Band of Grand Rapids and the Grand Haven City Band. In the evening there will be a grand ball at the Opera House.
Following are the officers: president, Henry Bloecker; Marshall of the Day, Dr. A. VanderVeen. Committee of arrangements: Frank Kaatz, Chas. Hass, C. Seligman, Chas. T. Pagelson, Herman Luhm, John C. Behm, Henry Bloecker and Wm Thieleman.
Another Fire at Highland Park.
A fire at Highland Park Thursday night threatened to destroy that beautiful resort. Capt. Walker discovered it, and he called Mr. Mansfield [owner of Highland Park Hotel] and others to his assistance. He also telephoned for help which proved unnecessary, as he succeeded in extinguishing it with Mr. Mansfield’s help after some hard work. If fire ever gains headway the Park is doomed, cottages, hotel, and shade trees will all go, and Highland Park will be a thing of the past. People who own property there ought to make arrangements whereby telephone connection could be had during the winter, as it will be of utmost importance to secure help from the fire department on more than one occasion during the winter.
Prof. Bigsby gave another lecture last night at Akeley Institute. His subject was “Some Old English Schools,” he gave an interesting account of the location and administration of these old institution and related some telling anecdotes of his connection with Rugby and his acquaintance there with “Chinese” Condor. He mentioned that some of the old traditions that cluster around those places are as dear to the boys as their very lives, among them being that pathetic incident in connection with Winchester school of “Dulce Domum.” The story is too well known to need repetition here, but it gained force and beauty in the telling. Prof. Bigsby’s lectures are “articulate photographs,” no other words will express their dramatic forceful beauty. Incidental to the lecture, he gave a beautiful word picture of the grand old Cathedral of Winchester and its famous pulpit. Altogether it was lecture worthy of the rapt attention it received from all.
Ottawa’s political giants are in the city in full force today.
Lois Behm’s nine beat H. Zoerner’s nine Saturday afternoon by a score of 44 to 13.
Sportsmen report that they have never seen marshes in this vicinity to be so dry as they are now.
A picked nine from this city were beaten by the “Heroes” at Muskegon Saturday afternoon by a score of 21 to 15.
Hon. Thos. Savidge, of Spring Lake, will have his celebrated colt, Geo. St. Clair, trot an exhibition mile at Grand Rapids Thursday.
It is reported that there are a large number of quails in this vicinity this year. A large flock were scared out of a tree near Kooiman’s saloon Saturday.
A burglar, or burglars, last night broke into W. C. Sheldon’s cottage at Highland Park, but left more than they carried away. They, he, she, or it secured a quantity of syrup to eat on some moldy bread, some of which they left in the house, and also a necktie, hairpin and a fancy button.
The Rocky Mountain Waif attracted a fair sized audience at the Opera House Saturday Evening. Little Goldie, the heroine, played her parts in a fine and pleasing manner and produced a decided hit. Kitty O’Conor, an Irish maid, was encored several times after the singing of a lively Irish song. Though something of a wild west order there is nothing degrading about the play, and the audience were well repaid and declare it a lolla.
At the Opera House tomorrow night, Augustine Neuville, and a good company, will present “The ‘new’ Boy Tramp.” The play is of the comedy drama order and abounds in strong telling situations, which are highlighted by realistic scenery and thrilling climaxes. The scenery is all carried by the company and includes a facsimile of the great East river bridge, the Passaic falls by moonlight, the interior of the insane asylum on Blackwell’s island, showing New York city and Brooklyn in the distance, etc. the star is Augustine Neuville, a comedian whose merits are well known. As Jack Sharp he is seen as his best, and is a continual fund for humor and laughter. The supporting company is above the average and includes a number of well-known footlight favorites.
The propellor Pickands, with coal from Buffalo got stuck in the Chicago river near the Archer street bridge yesterday. Four tugs went to her assistance when without warning the boiler of the tug C. W. Parker exploded. Seven persons were killed including the captain, engineer and cook of the tug. The cook, Samuel Armstrong was a resident of Manistee. The Pickands was at one time owned by Capt. Kirby of this city.
The large fly wheel for the electric light works is being put in place today.
The sidewalks near the D. & M. depot are in bad repair and should be attended to.
Chas. Lutz of Milwaukee, d. & d. was given ten days in the tombs by Justice Pagelson this morning.
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 Peoples Party of this district held their congressional convention at Grand Rapids yesterday. Edward Hutchins of Douglas, Allegan Co., was unanimously nominated on the first ballot.
Capt. Webb of the Traverse Bay line is making an arrangement with the Grand Haven Ship Building Co. and H. Bloecker & Co. for the building of a 400 passenger steamer to be placed on the above line in another season.
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.
Addie Douglas for being a disorderly person was sentenced by Judge Pagelson yesterday afternoon to the State Industrial School for girls at Adrian, until she 21 years of age, unless discharged.
Arrangements by the German labor day celebration committee have been made for excursions from Grand Rapids, Muskegon, Saginaw, Kalamazoo, Holland, Allegan and intermediate points. Indications are that hundreds of strangers will be in our city Monday. The German Workingmen’s society, to which is due all the credit for this celebration, will entertain the visitors royally, but every citizen and townsman should lend every assistance possible to make the celebration a creditably notable one. Let every business house in the city decorate in a manner befitting themselves and our city.
Alexander Hamilton was one of the lucky ones to get reserved seat tickets to the Nelson Allerton race, he having purchased four.
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.
Silas Kilbourn & Co., will immediately rebuild their recently burned mill and kit factory. The mill and factory will be larger than before.
Mr. Williams, the owner of Allerton, is not favorably impressed with the Grand Rapids track and does not think that faster time than 2:12 will be made at the great race tomorrow. Pool selling begins at the Morton House today under the management of a Chicago bookmaker.
Electric Light Matters.
Things at the electric light plant as well as in the streets look much as if our city would have electric lights in the very near future. The great Corliss engine and the two boilers are in place, the poles are set, and the building is nearing completion. The iron roof arrived this morning and will be put on at once.
It will be seen by an advertisement in another column that the stock is now offered for sale, and it would be a good thing if every citizen of Grand Haven could own at least one share of this stock, as it would give them a chance to be entirely familiar with all the workings of the company; in fact they would then be selling light to themselves. See Turner about it.
A goodly contingent from this city at the races in Grand Rapids today. May they all, if they bet, bet on the right horse.
Mr. Lucius Lyman is preparing the plans and specifications of Silas Kilbourn’s & Co., new factory and saw mill.
One of our industrious citizens has purchased a half Clyde and half Arabian jet black stallion which will be imported to this city from Muskegon township in a few days.
Furniture factory matters are running along nicely, with more orders in than can be filled. An order now being filled is from Chicago for 130 suits.
Editor Kedzie has not been seen about town today, and it is rumored that he also is attending the races.
Company F Annual Election.
The annual election of officers in Company F occurred in the armory last
evening and resulted as follows:
F. A. Mansfield was re-elected Captain by the following vote: Mansfield 35, Pellegrom 16, E. H. Andres 6; for first Lieutenant, J. Pellegrom 35, and E. H. Andres 22; for Second Lieutenant, E. H. Andres 45, and J. W. Verhoeks 14; J. W. Verhoeks and Ferd. Harbeck were elected Sergeants, and Ph. Rosbach, jr. Corporal. F. Harbeck was elected Co. Clerk, and contrary to usual customs, a Secretary of Corporation, A. J. Nyland, was also elected, this being done to obviate so much work falling on the Co. clerk alone. The above officers of the company also constitutes the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors met and elected the following officers: President, Capt. Mansfield; Vice-President, Lieut. Pellegrom,; Secretary, A. J. Nyland; Treasurer W. F. Kelly. E. H. Andres, J. W. Verhoeks and F. Harbeck were appointed a committee to look up the accounts of the Secretary and Treasurer. The election passed off pleasantly and seems to have given satisfaction all around.
Match Factory Matters.
Stockholders in the match factory Tuesday evening and elected the following board of directors: H. W. Buswell, S. H. Boyce, B. W. Parks, Jno. A. Pfaff and Geo. D. Turner. The directors will meet Friday night to elect officers. The capital stock of the company is $25,000, paid up stock $10,000. The building of the machinery continues and as soon as finished a building will be ready to receive it.
At 3:45 this afternoon the great race in Grand Rapids stood as follows: 1st heat won by Nelson, 2:13; 2nd heat won by Allerton 2:14 ½.
4:20 p.m., 3rd heat won by Allerton in 2:15.
Did you notice the bill poster throwing around bills in this city to-day? Its his first attempt as a professional bill poster.
Thomas Savidge trotted his great three-year old stallion Geo. St. Clair against his record of 2:20¼ at the West Michigan track yesterday but failed in the time of 2:22¼.
Thos. Curtis, was before Judge Pagelson this morning charged with being drunk and disorderly and was given 15 days in jail.
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.
The steamship Atlanta participated in the grand naval parade at Chicago Wednesday, the day of the unveiling of the Grant monument. The government boats Michigan, Andy Johnson and Fesseneden and the participation in a large number of the river craft made the parade a great success.
Allerton vs. Nelson.
Allerton made his title good as king of the stallions at the great race in Grand Rapids yesterday. 25,000 people, representing every state in the union, were on the grounds when the race began. The first heat was won by Nelson in 2:13 but he proved himself a quitter by losing next three heats and the race. Allerton won the last three heats in 2:14½, 2:15 and 2:16½ respectively. Mr. Williams, the owner of Allerton, said last night: “Nelson has the greatest speed of any horse in the world, there is no other horse in the world that could have gone around me as he did in the third heat when he took the pole. He easily went at a 2:04 gait and several times he showed flights of speed that no other horse in the world can equal. He can trot three-fourths of a mile faster than any other horse living or that will live for some time to come.” This will bring some consolation to the heavy backers of Nelson.
Changes in the Weather Bureau.
Weather and temperature signals will be displayed hereafter from the weather
office in the Cutler House. In order that these signals will not be confused
with the wind signals they will be displayed from the staff on the south side of
The signals embrace five symbols: A square white flag, indicates fair weather; a square blue flag indicates general rain or snow; a black triangular flag refers to temperature. When placed at the top of the hoist it indicates warmer weather, when below, cooler, and when not displayed the forecasts are that the temperature change, if any, will be slight. A white flag with a black square center indicates the approach of a cold wave and that the temperature will fall suddenly. A white and blue flag (parallel bars of white and blue) indicates that local rains and showers will occur, and that the rainfall will not be general.
Prof. Harrington proposes to have these signals displayed from all the offices of the bureau throughout the country. This move is another departure in the management of the new bureau. Although but three months have elapsed since the transfer to the agricultural department, some radical changes have taken place and with good results. Local forecast officials have been appointed at many of the large cities.
The weather maps have been improved and the issue greatly increased; the forecasts more thoroughly disseminated, and weather services established in states not here before provided for. Many other changes are in contemplation.
On the first of July the old style bulletin was discontinued at the Grand Haven office, and weather maps substituted. These maps show in a graphic manner the conditions over a large area,—the temperature, barometric pressure and changes, wind direction and velocity, precipitation, state of the weather and location of storms, and cold or cool waves. A study of these maps from day to day shows the relation between local weather and advancing areas of high or low barometric pressure and accompanying phenomena. These maps are posted at many prominent points and any information respecting them or other matters pertaining to the work of the bureau will be cheerfully given by the observers.
The steamer Joe went into service as a fish tug today.
The schooner Berton of Onekema is unloading wood at the slip today.
A horse belonging to Mr. J. Swaagman of Grand Haven township fell dead on Pennoyer avenue yesterday afternoon.
The Muskegon News says there will be a large crowd from there to take part in the German Day celebration in this city Monday.
The D. A. Lane baseball nine beat Peter Van Weelden’s nine this afternoon by a score of 12 to 9. Umpire “Duff” McMillian.
Frank Bennett who was wanted at Grand Rapids for stealing silverware surrendered himself to Sheriff Vaupell yesterday. The sheriff of Kent county was notified and the deputy sheriff was sent over to get him.
Mr. Harm Vanderploeg is not at his accustomed stand today on account of an irritating tooth.
NOTES ON GERMAN DAY.
Now give us a fair day Monday.
This is like old times. The old town has taken on a new lease on life. Everyone is enthusiastic and interested.
Everybody decorate; everyone help celebrate.
Everyone is contributing to the success of the big celebration. This is good. The success of the celebration is already assured.
The Germans of this city, Monday, will show the people of Michigan that Grand Haven is not dead. They deserve great credit for being the only ones this season who have shown a stroke of enterprise in this regard. This is, indeed, commendable.
Business Men Organize for the
Protection of all Honest People.
The business men of Grand Haven met Friday evening at City Hall and heard from
Mr. A. J. Abbott a complete explanation in detail of the advantages which result
from organizing under the Protective Plan provided by “The Merchant’s Mercantile
Agency of Chicago, Illinois.” The Grand Haven Subscribers Branch was then
organized, the following gentlemen being elected the officers:
F. D. Vos, President.
John M. Cook, Vice President.
F. Pfaff, Secretary.
John Cook, Treasurer
Executive Board.—John J. Boer. Henry Meyer. J. VandenBosch.
At the Opera House tomorrow night, Prof. Adrian, the famous medium, will give one of his great lectures on spiritualism, together with a physical and mental test séance. Prof. Adrain has appeared in a great many cities in this country, and wherever he has been he has always created a furor of amazement. The greatest scientists in Europe have been puzzled at his wonderful manifestations and tests. The spiritualistic press have sung his praise from Maine to California, and claim he is the greatest developed medium of the day. During his entertainment many queer things happen, which are not only puzzling but laugh-provoking. During his dark circles in Kansas City, an Irishman who out of native curiosity was a sitter, swore that he had been bitten on the calf of his leg by a dog, and when the supposed wound was examined not even a mark could be discovered. Another sitter claimed that the fiddle bow had been almost forced down her throat. In fact, a hundred manifestations occur nightly to keep the audience in a roar.
T. Savidge of the well-known lumber company of Cutler & Savidge, Grand Haven, was registered in the Clarendon yesterday. Speaking of the great horse race he said: Nelson is the speediest horse in the world, though Allerton is the better race horse. Nelson showed a 2:04 gait once or twice. The trouble with the horse was the driver.—Grand Rapids Democrat.
Barge Sawyer arrived yesterday morning with stone for the pier.
The case of Peter Fisher against Mike and Pat Welsh for assault, which was to have been tried before Judge Pagelson today was postponed for two weeks.
A number of the teachers have been put to great annoyance all the fall by children calling to them as they have passed along the streets evenings. This has come to an unbearable nuisance and ought to be stopped even if severe measures must be resorted to. The matter will be placed in the hands of the marshal and someone will be given severe treatment, if the trouble continues. Is it not time that parents instituted some reforms in the control of their children upon the streets?
A boy named Dornbos was accidentally shot, in the cheek at Huberts shooting gallery this afternoon. The extent of his injuries could not be learned.
The procession was by long odds the best ever seen here. Starting at the
Kirby House the Grand Haven Band led, followed by Co. F, Grand Rapids Military
Band, Holland City Band, German Societies from this city, Grand Rapids, Muskegon
and Saugatuck, and the Knights of Maccabees of this city. There were several
wagons for the German Ladies Society. On one was the inscription
“Mans’s work is from sun to sun,
Woman’s work is never done.”
The trades and different business places of the city were very well represented.
The Challenge Corn Planters Company were well represented. Their mammoth refrigerator attracted much attention.
The Grand Haven Leather Company’s display was one of the best in the procession, showing the fine workmanship of that institution.
George Hancock’s display of vegetables and flowers could not have been improved upon and was admired by all.
Bloecker & Co. had a model of their handiwork in the shape of a large engine.
The Grand Haven Furniture Company, though a young institution, do some fine work in their line as evidenced by their display.
“Nate” Seifert carried on a big business during the parade cutting quarters of beef and weighing bologna.
The grocers were not all represented, but Boer & Bolt, J. M. Cook, Ball & Co., VanLopik & Sons and J. Ritzema had a place in the parade.
The Fire Department were all in trim and made a very credible showing.
The Life Saving Crew were out in full force. Their life boat and surf wagon formed a part of the parade.
Joe Godhardt had a display of second hand goods.
In the Liberty wagon were thirteen handsome young girls centered around the Goddess of Liberty, Miss Carrie Fredericks. This was the most beautiful part of the procession.
In the way of unique and a decided novelty was a wagon in which the old fashioned method of flalling was being industriously carried on. This and the German spinning woman created a great deal of amusement.
Nearly every place of business in the city is decorated in some way today. Across the principal street corners are stretched strings of evergreens. At the
Kirby House corner a large sign with the word welcome in German is stretched
across the street. A. Juistema has boots and shoes hung over the street by his
store, and P. VerDuin has several articles in the grocery line displayed in the
same way making a very unique display.
Wm. Thieleman’s place of business is decorated with flags and evergreens.
C. Seligman’s cigar store is very neatly decorated with evergreens.
I. Seifert welcomes his German brothers in a neat sign printed in German besides a large amount of evergreen decorations.
S. K. Samuels has a decoration of flags and evergreens in front of his store.
Jos. Koeltz has a neat decoration of evergreens.
B. C. Mansfield decorated his store with flags and bunting, his show window is one of the best in the city, being a neat display of silverware, etc., arranged in an artistic manner.
J. W. Kilber has bunting stretched across the front of his building.
G. VanLopic and son’s are trimmed up with flags.
N. I. Beaudry has a fine window display of his goods.
The VandenBosch stores are decorated with flags and bunting.
Gus Hubert has a rope of evergreens stretched across the street near his “smithy.”
Several scraps on the streets yesterday but none seriously hurt.
One of Uncle Sam’s tugs came in last night and is laying at the pier.
Tug Sill left for Muskegon last night at 10 o’clock with a scow load of gravel.
Another Democrat in the third ward born to Mr. and Mrs. Len Fisher last evening—a 10 pound boy.
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.
The three young ladies from Grand Rapids were very highly entertained by the two young grocery men of this city during the German day celebration.
The Grand Haven Fire Department made a run of four blocks, unfurled their hose and had two streams of water inside of one minute and fifteen seconds in their exhibition yesterday. Who can beat it.
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.
Additional German Day Notes.
In naming the participants in the German Day parade yesterday, we omitted
several who should receive just dues.
Mrs. Mattie Kennedy had a show case neatly trimmed with millenary goods, on the top of which was a stuffed peacock, a credit to the taxidermist’s skill. Mrs. Kennedy was the only representative of the millinery business in the parade, but her display was a credit to that trade.
Wm. Thieleman’s traveling beer garden contained a jolly crowd, and kept the spectators on the line of march roaring.
E. L. VanWormer’s restaurant was neatly decorated with evergreens and flags yesterday.
VanBoomgard & Son showed the different lines of stoves and hardware that they carry in stock.
The rear of the procession was held by a typical Uncle Sam, who was followed during the march by that distinct order of Americanism, called kids.
A little boy dressed in Little Lord Fauntleroy style attracted much attention in Mrs. Mattie Kennedy’s show wagon in the parade yesterday and was admired by all.
The city fathers took part in the procession yesterday in a special coach of state.
The fire department gave an exhibition after the procession yesterday. Starting at City Hall they came down Washington street at full speed. At the corner of Washington and Second streets the firemen jumped off, unfurled the hose and in a twinkle of the eye had a full stream of water turned on. The fire boys did nobly and their quick work was commended by all.
The log cabin which attracted so much attention in the parade yesterday, represented the style of structures our fore-fathers lived in, on and after the time of the landing of the Germans in this country.
The speeches at the Opera House yesterday afternoon were excellent. The meeting was opened by president Henry Bloecker, who, after a few remarks, introduced August Marxhausen, of Detroit, who made an admirable speech in German. He was followed by Walter I. Lillie who also did himself credit. The meeting was concluded by an appropriate closing oration by Col. E. P. Gibbs who dwelt upon the merits of the German people, their benefits to this country, etc.
In the evening the ball was very largely attended and the merry people danced until the early peep of dawn.
The hall was handsomely decorated with evergreens. Above the stage was the inscription in German and English, “In Unity is Strength.”
There was nothing to mar the pleasures of German Day except the accidental
shooting of little Peter VanDorpel, due to the careless handling of a rifle by
Frank Fox of this city and R. Austin of Kalamazoo set up a shooting gallery in the vacant lot opposite the Opera House yesterday morning. While trying to force an obstinate cartridge into place the rifle discharged, with the result already stated. The ball entered the boy’s ear and is supposed to be lodged near the nasal cavity.
Immediately after the shooting the boy was brought into Dr. Walkley’s office. The doctor, assisted by Dr. Hofma, dressed the wound and he was taken to his home on Elliot street.
The boy is nine years old. The family have been in this country two years, the father being employed by George Hancock as a gardener.
Everyone who witnessed the shooting thinks it was through gross carelessness the boy was shot. Fox and Austin have both been arrested to await consequences.
At last report the boy is doing as well as could be expected with a bullet above the palate.
The first wire started from the electric plant this afternoon..
Three barges and three schooners came in last night and tied up at the piers.
The schooner Laura A. Miller of Chicago tied up at Kirby’s dock last evening.
The barge G. E. Rumble of Silver Lake came in out of the gale last night.
The schooners Mary Pickard and Addie came in last night and are tied up at the piers.
The Robert Howlett, Capt. Wm. Tremper, has been laid up for the winter.
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.
Frank Fox and Rudy Austin were arraigned before Judge Pagelson yesterday on the charge of shooting the boy, Peter VanDorpel. They waived examination and were bound over to the circuit court.
A great deal of comment is made on the small delegation from Muskegon and Grand Rapids at the German Day celebration in this city. Grand Haven has always been well represented at celebrations in those cities, and there is no reason why a larger crowd did not attend from those places. Perhaps the Muskegonite’s blood yet boils over that little cannon episode some years ago.
A valuable overcoat was stolen from a guest at the Kirby House during the parade German Day. The price of it subtracted quite materially from landlord Rosbach’s profits for that day.
Down by the C. & W. M. Junction, where that enterprising and well managed railway intersects Washington-st., better known in fact and story as corner Washington and Seventh streets, things are always lively; business is always good. C. N. Addison & Co., are seldom lacking the opportunity to “get right up and hustle” while at Boer & Bolt’s is a veritable “Bee-Hive” of industry. The East End Shoe Store has the confidence of a large patronage for reliable dealing, while C. VanZylen manages to hold up his end in the flour and feed business in a creditable manner.
We take this opportunity to thank the citizens of Grand Haven and vicinity for their hearty cooperation with us in making German Day a grand success, COMMITTEE.
The steamer Atlanta will leave without fail for Chicago tonight.
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.
Do you know, it is like getting blood out of a turnip, to use a popular slang phrase comparison in vogue just now, to get anything from a railway corporation concerning contemplated projects. There is naturally considerable conjecture, and comment just now concerning the projected boat line to Chicago, but it is positive that nobody excepting railway people themselves (if they are the projectors) know anything definite concerning the matter.
THE EVENING TRIBUNE has this to say, that matters concerning this new boat line are progressing finely. There are reasons for the conjecture (conjecture remember) that the near future, another season possibly, will see competitive lines, not only to Chicago, from this city, but to Milwaukee also.
The Goodrich Co’s. Grand Haven-Chicago boats are under obligation to run to
Muskegon as long as navigation remains open, but on account of the condition of
that harbor at this season of the year, they are very often unable to get in or
out of it, and the question that very naturally asserts itself right here, is,
“what is going to be done about it?” Will the festive Muskegonites continue to
assert that the boats should run there, when they cannot?
It is a truth apparent to everyone else that Muskegon’s harbor is not blessed of the goods with enough water to float a very ordinary lake craft in an ordinary heavy sea, yet Muskegon fosters, nurses and fondles the pet and altogether egotistical idea that every craft on the lake should run into its harbor on every available occasion, even if they have to run on dry land. The steamer Racine was tied up there all of yesterday and last night unable to get out.
The Chicago and Milwaukee steamers Atlanta and Milwaukee came over last night and arrived in good season despite the heavy seas.
The schooner Lizzie Clark of South Chicago bound for Muskegon, came in last night with her fore topmast hanging down and her center board damaged and tied up near the water works.
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 two children to mourn his loss. Funeral notice tomorrow.
General River Improvement.
Col. Ludlow of the United States Engineer Corps is at the Morton. Col.
Ludlow has charge of the harbors on the east coast of Lake Michigan and of the
entire light house system. He has been making a survey of Grand river. “I
don’t know that I have anything especially interesting to you on the subject of
Grand river navigation,” he said to a reporter for the Telegram Herald last
night. “I have been quarreling with a Democratic representative because of his
paper persisted in referring to the proposed improvement as a canal. It isn’t a
canal in any sense of the term. You might as well call it a bridge. Besides,
if congress ever gets the idea that it is a canal, you will wait a long time for
When asked concerning the printability of the proposed water-way, the colonel said, “I don’t see why it isn’t perfectly feasible. The difference of level between here and Grand Haven is only six feet. The river bottom between here and there is mostly sand and gravel. There is a little rock, but nothing that can’t be removed with a dredge. A channel 100 feet wide can be constructed without any difficulty whatever. No expensive blasting will be found necessary or anything of the kind. So far as any difficulty is concerned, however, an engineer can do almost anything in these days if you furnish him with the money. There wouldn’t be any trouble with low water, I think. There would be enough water in the river to fill the channel, and water would back up from the lake too. It does come up the river now to within nineteen miles of here.
A waterway would be a great benefit to this country. It would greatly reduce freights, and wouldn’t necessarily injure the railroads. The increase in traffic might easily supply the difference. Because one man is prosperous in a business, it doesn’t follow that another man in the same business must suffer. A waterway would benefit every single individual in this part of the country.”
In response to a question of the reporter’s he continued, “I don’t know anything about the political situation. I’m not in politics and never had any desire to be Congressman for two years. The woods around here seem to be full of men who are willing to sacrifice themselves. Now if I could be a U. S. Senator for life I should like it, but I’d sooner be a government engineer than a Congressman, not withstanding the fact that we have to work harder than any other set of men in the government service. There are only 104 of us to do all the government engineering work and part of the work on fortifications.”—Grand Rapids Telegram Herald.
The Archie McIlhainey of Detroit, the best piano tuner in the state will be here next Monday. Parties having pianos to tune or repair will please make note of this.
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.
It is not all a luxury to be a school teacher in Grand Haven. Bad boys from school, and some who do not go to school, call to teachers as they pass along the streets. If the young ladies have escorts life is made doubly miserable for them. Grand Haven should be deprived of her primary school money and an extra large sum should be raised for kindergarten schools, to teach, the bad boys the rudiment of good behavior.—Detroit Journal. If Grand Haven school boys are particularly worse in behavior than other city school boys, why is it?
Fourteen years ago today Joseph Koeltz came to this city. The city then was in a rather dilapidated, so to say, condition, but the succeeding seven years saw it prosper in an unprecedented manner, and Mr. Koeltz prospered with the town. Then came seven years of depression and dull times for the city in comparison with the others. But these are about over, in fact the past year has seen much improvement and advancement, and Mr. Koeltz is one, who believes in its steady progression from now on. So do we all. Mr. Koeltz is celebrating this 14th anniversary by tending strictly to business as usual.
The fish tugs Chas. Auger and Emma Bloecker cleaned boilers at the water works yesterday.
The schooner Cyntha Gordon of Cheboygan, arrived with lime stone yesterday, discharged 26 barrels at Chicago dock and will take the balance of her cargo to Holland.
The tug Henry Sill came in last night with and empty scow. She laid at the electric company’s dock all night and to a scow load of gravel to Muskegon this morning.
Steam barge Johnston came in last night out of the big sea and left this morning.
Schooners Lauri Miller and Lizzie Doak left for Muskegon at 9’oclock this a. m.
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.
We Have Noticed It.
Grand Haven complains that whenever she has any celebration of any sort Muskegon and Grand Rapids send but limited delegations. We think the complaint is not well made, so far as Muskegon is concerned. At the recent celebration of “German Day,” Muskegon sent over a delegation of from 50 to 75 people—four times in proportion as went up from Grand Rapids. The fact is, and Grand Haven ought to begin to see it by this time, about the only use Grand Rapids has for our neighbor on the coast is to buy Grand Rapids goods and vote for her politicians. Citizens of Grand Haven are always welcome here, and Muskegon people feel they are among friends at Grand Haven, despite the interchange of pleasantries by the newspapers.—Muskegon News. The fact remains, however, that Muskegon sent only a dozen, three of whom belonged to the German society, while the society here was led to expect a hundred at least, that many having been reported as coming. It isn’t possible, is it, that the balance of the delegation got off at Kirk’s Junction, thinking they had reached this city? How dry they must have got, if they did.
An Indian supposed to be Richard Albert was cut in two on the C. & W. M. railroad trestle near Muskegon.
A lively scrap between Cornelius Swartz and wife at the D. & M. depot last night created lots of excitement.
James Lusk and Lyman Cobb of Robinson were before Justice Pagelson this morning for stealing grapes from the vineyard of Walter Phillips of Peach Plains. In default of paying fine and costs they were given 20 days in jail.
Ernest L. Ward was arrested and brought before Justice Pagelson yesterday charged with embezzling and selling mortgaged property in the town of Crockery. He waved examination and was bound over to Circuit court on $200 bail.
Several young men of this city met at the old band rooms of the Grand Haven Silver Coronet band last evening and took the necessary steps towards organizing what will probably be known as the Young Men’s Social Band. The object of the new band will be to acquire proficiency in music and the enjoyment of the sociability connected with such an organization.
In regard to the trimming of shade trees for the passage of electric light wires, we wish to assure the good citizens of Grand Haven that we are exceedingly anxious to avoid, as far as possible, any injuries to the trees or their appearance. Our workman are instructed to do no more trimming than is absolutely necessary, and while engaged in the work, they will be glad to consult with and receive the suggestions of property owners, to the end that the trimming may be done, as far as possible, in accordance with their views. Hoping that all will good naturedly accept the unavoidable trimming, we are respectfully,
GRAND HAVEN E. L. & P. CO.
The schooner Hunter Savidge came into port last night about 11 p.m. to lay up
for the season. When about 30 rods north of the Life Saving Station, a yawl
boat with two sailors was put overboard, it being the intention to pull the boat
by means of ropes to the south pier that she might tie up.
It was while in the employment of pulling in the ropes that the steamer Wisconsin bound for Milwaukee hove up before them. The men in the yawl either became excited or expected the steamer to steer out for them; at any rate the yawl was struck fairly amidships by the prow of the steamer. A cry was heard after the collision and the life saving crew went immediately to the rescue. The Wisconsin was stopped as soon as possible but as nothing could be done soon went on her way.
As soon as possible boats were out searching for the men. One of them, though badly injured, managed to swim to shore. After four hour’s search the body of the unfortunate sailor was found. His head was badly cut and disfigured, and it is thought that death came from the blow received rather than from drowning.
A jury was impaneled by Coroner Stuveling this morning, and the inquest held in the cabin of the Hunter Savidge. After several hours deliberation the jury gave as their verdict that death was caused by being run down by the steamer Wisconsin and that no blame be attached to the captain of said steamer.
The dead sailor’s name is Carl Johann Hansen. He has friends in Spring Lake but no relatives in this country, his home being in Frederickstadt, Norway. His age is 21 years.
Arrived.—Steamer Favorite arrived with fruit for Milwaukee at 11:30 last night.
The Chicago steamer Atlanta did not leave until 11:30 last night.
The schooner Cynthia Cordon left last night at 8 o’clock for Holland.
The steamer Roanoke has been put on the freight line between here and Milwaukee.
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.
A.W. Goodrich of the Goodrich Transportation Co., was in Grand Rapids Saturday negotiating with the business men of that city. The prospects re that a better line of boats will be put on between this city and Grand Rapids next season.
The Electric Light Co,. are stringing wire for lighting the streets. For all night lighting they are putting up 12 miles of heavy, insulated copper wire to serve the arc lights at street crossing. For commercial arc light to run till 12 o’clock five miles of wire will be put up and for incandescent lights some seven miles of wire will be required; 25 miles in all.—Herald.
The steamer City of Milwaukee did not leave until 2:30 Sunday morning on account of the heavy sea outside.
The steam barge H. A. Root of Saugatuck and C. H. Pauly of Whitehall are in harbor this morning.
Steel Steamer for the Grand.
J. M. Mitchell and J. T. Craig of the firm of Craig & Co., the Toledo boat builders, have been in the city the past few days. They have carefully examined the river between here and Grand Haven, and they are contemplating the building of a 150 foot steel steamer to carry freight and passengers regularly between here and Grand Haven. The design of the steamer will especially adapt it for running over places where the sand is moistened and the water only dew.—Grand Rapids Telegram Herald.
While loading peaches on the steamer Wisconsin this morning about 25 baskets fell over the gang plank into the river. They were gotten out without damage.
Nearly all the machinery has been in place in the electrical light plant except the dynamos which have not yet arrived.
A congregational meeting was held at the First reformed church last night for the purpose of calling a pastor. Rev. Peter DeBruyn, of Rochester, N. Y., was unanimously elected.
The distinguished lecturer, Robt. Nourse, opened the Star Lecture Course at the Congregational Church last evening. He was greeted by a fine audience that was delightfully entertained by the wit, humor, satire and pathos of “John and Jonathan.”
The New Kit Factory.
The driving of piles for the foundation of Silas Kilbourn & Co’s. sawmill and kit factory will soon be completed and framing will begin within a day or two. Orders for the windows, iron work, etc., are all in, and it is the company’s wish to have the whole structure completed within 60 days. The building will cover 100x110 feet of ground, the sawmill being 40x100 feet and the kit factory 50x70 feet, the two being joined together forming on L in the angle of which will be the fire proof engine and boiler house 36x64 built of stone and brick. Two boilers will be used, 16 feet by 60 inches in diameter, with 56 two inch flumes in each. The engine will be a Bay State, 20x24. Johnston Bros., of Ferrysburg, will build the boilers.
The sawmill and factory will be 30 feet high, both under one self-supporting roof, no center posts being used, with iron sheeting and roofing. Both floors of the factory proper will be used as a cooper shop, and on the upper floor of the sawmill will be the bolting saws, etc.
The buildings are of the best modern plan, the latest improved machinery will be used and the whole will be a great improvement over the former plant, and an important addition to Grand Haven industries. When the new factory and sawmill is completed and in running order, Silas Kilbourn & Co. will employ 100 men. The work is under the supervision of L. Lyman.
The steamer Wisconsin came in at 11 o’clock last night.
The City of Milwaukee arrived at 8:20 this morning.
The fore topmast of the steamer Wisconsin became loosened in the gale of Friday, and was taken down.
A three masted steam barge came in port last night.
The schooner Ruby of Waukegan loaded with lumber lies water logged in the south channel.
Notice to Mariners.
Notice is hereby given that the black spar buoy off the entrance to St. Joseph, Michigan, has been replaced.
The St. Joseph pier head range light (red) will be renewed.
By order of the Light House Board.
COM. NICOLL LUDLOW, U.S.N., Inspector 9th Light House District
The south channel bridge is undergoing repairs.
B. Zwaagman purchased a blooded stallion of A. DeWitt, of Muskegon, yesterday. The horse is half Clyde and half Arabia and weighs 1,100 pounds. He offers to sell it at a low price.
Wallace Kennedy, living several miles up the river, was arrested and brought before Justice Pagelson yesterday, charged with the theft of a coat. The case was adjourned until next Tuesday.
Mr. P. Klaver and Miss Dean Boer were happily married at the Second Reformed
Church last evening. The services commenced at 6:30 and were conducted by Rev.
Boer of Coopersville (who is uncle of the bride) assisted by Rev. J. J.
VanZanten. Dr. M. Vandenberg officiated as groomsman and Miss Sena Boer, sister
of the bride, as bridesmaid. Rufus and John Boer were ushers.
At 11:30 o’clock the newly married couple went on board the steamer City of Milwaukee and amid the greetings and good wishes of friends started on their bridal tour. They will be absent for some time visiting friends in Sturgeon Bay, Wis.
Many handsome and valuable presents were received from friends in this city and abroad. Among the guests at the wedding from abroad were Mr. W. Hardy, Grand Rapids; Mr. A. J. Bolt, Vriesland; Mr. and Mrs. K. Boer, Holland; Mr. and Mrs. B. DeVries, Holland; Mr. G. VanDuren, Holland; Mr. J. VanderVeen, Holland; D. and C. Brouwer, Grand Rapids.
The bride’s dress was a rich cream albatross.
Miss Dean Boer is well known in this city having been a teacher in the public schools for several years. Mr. Klaver needs no introduction being one of the best known and most popular young men in the city. Both have scores of friends who wish them happiness and prosperity forevermore.
The Rabbits are Ours.
The largest number of rabbits ever brought to this city in one day, took
place yesterday. John Kooiman, John Juistema, J. Ball, Peter Ball and Lou
Lehman brought in 49 rabbits; this may stir up other hunters but they say they
are prepared to knock them out at any time.
And it was not a good day for rabbits either.
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.
The Kalamazoo Gazette very properly remarks: “People who live in Kalamazoo should make it a point to patronize those who help to pay the taxes, own or rent stores and have some interest in the welfare of our city. Strangers who slip in here twice a year during busy season, take a few hundred dollars out of the place, then fold up their tent and disappear are not entitled to the encouragement of our citizens.” THE EVENING TRIBUNE would suggest that the Gazette’s remarks would apply with equal force to Grand Haven.
The tug Henry Sill brought an empty scow from Muskegon at 9:30 last night, and left for the same place with a loaded one at 10 o’clock p.m.
The barge Rumble loaded with lumber and shingles came in last night and left again this morning.
Two small schooners loaded with lumber were in port last night.
Capt. Boomsluiter with schooner Gordon came in this morning and tied up to the dock to unload.
Will Navigate the Grand.
Grand Rapids merchants, manufacturers and capitalists will organize a $50,000 stock company to build a 150x36-ft. steel shallow water boat for navigating Grand river from that city to Grand Haven. The boat will carry 150 to 200 tons of freight, with a speed of twelve miles per hour, and will cheapen freight rates materially, pro-rating arrangements for an equitable basis, having already been made with the Goodrich Transportation Co. It is estimated that such transportation will cheapen the lowest all-rail rates now in force between Grand Rapids and New York and average of 15 per cent. Several thousand dollars of the stock have already been subscribed.
Notice to Mariners.
Notice is hereby given that the gale of the 19th of October, 1891,
made a dangerous shoal, on which there is but eight (8) feet of water, at the
entrance to the harbor at St. Joseph, Mich. In entering keep south of the black
buoy, on a line with the north edge of the south pier.
By order of the Light House Board.
COM. NICOLL LUDLOW, U.S.N., Inspector 9th Light House District.
Lower Water in the Great Lakes.
The lowering of the water level in the great lakes, year after year, is the subject the interest in which has extended beyond the sciences. It has come to be a matter of practical concern to vesselmen. These latter are interested very greatly in the report of O. M. Poe of the United States Engineers, who proves that the waters are becoming lower every year. During the last five years there has been a steady fall, carefully noted each year, of more than three feet in the waters of Lake Huron and Lake Michigan. The measurements are made in the month of June because the water is then at its highest. In February the minimum depth is reached, and the ship owners expect to see many exposed places in that month, the coming year. The subject of concern, however, is the rivers emptying into the lakes. It is reported that the Sault canal now shows a depth of fourteen feet four inches only, and at Grosse Pointe, the entrance to the Detroit river, many vessels have grounded this season on account of the low water. When shallow boats and flat-bottomed steamers were used, soundings wee seldom made. But, with vessels with deep draft the state of the water is a matter of grave consideration. Gen. Poe says that the rainfall in the lake country in the last five years has been below the normal, and that this accounts for the low water in the lakes. But this statement will not reassure ship owners, who reach these great bodies of water by tributary streams; and it is likely the time will come soon when all new lake vessels will be built with less draft.—Grand Rapids Democrat.
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.
The steamer Racine did not get in until 8 o’clock this morning, and went to Muskegon at 8:30 a.m.
The schooner Cape Horn of Muskegon came in port last night and tied at the pier.
The steam barge Emma Thompson of Chicago, loaded with lumber, was in port this morning.
The schooner Pearl and J. W. Johnston are tied at the pier.
As is his custom the Hon. Geo. W. McBride is doing yeoman service for the Republican party.
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 campaign this fall, for a congressional one, is unordinarilly quiet, in this part of the district, at least, very little interest having thus far been awakened. The Democratic meeting at the Opera House last night, addressed by John S. Lawrence and M. M. Houseman, of Grand Rapids, (Congressman Weadock, of Bay City, was not able to be present) drew out a good audience.
Owing to the rough weather, this fall has proven very unfavorable to the operations of Lake Michigan fishermen.
The scholars in Miss Laffin’s, Miss Yeoman’s and Miss McGrath’s rooms went on a beech nut excursion yesterday afternoon.
The steamer Atlanta will make her last trip from this port this season Monday night. The Racine will remain on the route, going from here Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday nights.
A large audience were at the Opera House last night to hear Hon. Julius C. Burrows and Senator F. B. Stockbridge discourse on the political issues of the day from the Republican standpoint.
Here is a new way to stimulate business. An Indianapolis druggist found a nickel on the floor of his store. Being an honest man, he put this notice in the window: “A sum of money found on Tuesday last in this establishment. The owner will realize the same upon describing the money.” Hundreds and hundreds of people have since called and announced the loss of money. Their respective losses range from two dollars to fifteen hundred dollars. No one has announced the loss of the five cent piece. Al who have called spent money in the store, chiefly for cigars. A merry twinkle glitters in the honest druggist’s eye, as he looks at the lucky pocket piece which has brought him so much trade.
Jacob Baar has in his office a fine colored picture of White Star Steamer Teutonic, which recently made the fastest time on record between New York and Queenstown.
Geo. Hammond caught 88 black bass one day this week. This is a big catch for hook and line.
The steamer Atlanta makes her last trip for the season tonight.
Wm. McKim is completing the cottage at Highland Park formerly owned by F. E. Buswell.
The party at the Highland Park Hotel Saturday evening, was a very enjoyable affair, although only a few were in attendance.
The barge Sampson with wood for D. Vyn & Sons came in Saturday and unloaded at the slip. She will deliver 3,000 cords to them.
The case of Peter Fisher against Mike and Pat Welsh for assault which was to have been tried this morning, was dismissed by Justice Pagelson.
A $50,000 fund is being raised in Grand Rapids for the deep water navigation of Grand river. Five thousand nine hundred seventy-five dollars has already been subscribed.
Wm. L. R. A. Andres, Lou Lehman, Fred Groenveldt, Gerrit and Peter Ball and John Kooiman, went on a hunting excursion this morning. If they fulfill their promise they will have enough rabbit pelts to fill a two horse wagon.
Rev. Wilkinson’s sermon last evening was on St. Andrew’s Brotherhood, an organization for the better teaching of Christianity among young men. This organization has grown quite strong during the past few years especially in the large cities. He spoke of an organization in this city, which will probably be done.
Miss 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.
The steam-barge Frank Woods, of Saugatuck, came in port last night on the way to Saugatuck from Frankfort, where she was burned last Monday night. The pilot house and upper works were badly burned sustaining a loss of $5,000. The engineer fell into the hold during the fire and broke his collar bone.
The prosecutor saw fit to nolle pros. The case of the people vs. Patrick and Michael Walsh, before Chas. T. Pagelson this morning, for the reason that there was no evidence against them. This case has caused the Walsh boys a good deal of trouble and expense yet there is no redress. There is no question that some one assaulted Peter Fisher, and it is really too bad to have innocent persons brought before a court to stand the odium of such a charge, when there is no proof against them. They should be looked upon now, not as assaulters, but as innocent parties who have been arraigned by this unjust charge.
Our people were startled Saturday by a report that a ghost was holding forth
within our borders. It was seen patrolling along the C. & W. M. railroad track
Friday night near the residence of Mr. Bowman. Naturally the people in that
vicinity were very much frightened, thinking it the spirit of some departed
railroad man come back to haunt the railroad company. Of course the residents
along the track keep a nightly vigil, but if the ghost is a human being or
visionary object is not yet known.
It is reported that different parties saw the specter on his nightly tramps for the past two weeks. In fact, now that the report has come out everybody has seen it.
The six hunters, who went out in search of game yesterday morning brought in 46 rabbit pelts last night.
Julius Kelber of Grand Haven township was arrested yesterday for criminal assault.
The trial of Wallace Kennedy, of Lamont, for stealing a boat from parties in Polkton township, was held before Judge Pagelson this morning, and resulted in his being sentenced to 30 days in jail.
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.
The barge C. A. Street is in port today.
The schooner Maggie Avery is tied up at the pier.
The schooner H. W. Johnson loaded with lumber is in port.
The tug J. M. Calister cleaned boilers in the water works today.
The tug Frank Edwards cleaned boilers at the water works today.
The steamer city of Milwaukee did not arrive until 12 o’clock today.
The steam-barge H. A. Root and J. H. Panley loaded with lumber came in out of the gale last night and tied at the pier.
The steamer Atlanta made her last trip from here last night. She will be put on the West shore routes for a few months. Capt. Roeman of the Atlanta will exchange places with Capt. Gee of the Racine for the remainder of the season.
Report comes from Spring Lake as we go to press, that a man by the name of Peter Fryant had committed suicide by drowning. He left a letter saying he was tired of life. Further particulars could not be learned.
An Important Publication.
A perfectly reliable company will publish a Business Directory and Compendium
of valuable information pertaining to Ottawa county and its public and private
interests, and have it ready for delivery before the opening of next season. It
will be just such a work as the people of the county have always needed, but
Prominent business men of each city and town in Grand Haven, Holland, Grand Rapids and Chicago, are encouraging the scheme and have already extended a liberal patronage. Canvassers will visit every man at the head of an Ottawa county enterprise, no matter how small, for the purpose of obtaining information, and soliciting orders for the work. It is urged that every man interested in the county will assist the agents in their work.
The publishers design to make it the most complete work of its kind ever published in Michigan. A work that will show up old Ottawa in her true light.
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.
The steamer Racine leaves at 8 o’clock prompt tonight.
The City of Racine came in at 8:30 last night and left at 4:30 this morning.
The old Walker pump in the City Water Works has been sent to the Walker Pump Co., Fenton, Mich., for repairs.
The Electric Light Co. received their oil tank yesterday, and it is a monster, manufactured by Johnston Bros. Ferrysburg.
A. DeWeert of the Fourth Ward is the possessor of a fine rabbit dog whose chasing qualities were unknown until recently He was seen to catch a full grown rabbit in a ten rod chase in an open field by several witnesses, a feat rarely performed by a dog.
The name of the man whose body was found near the Spring Lake House, yesterday, was learned to be Peter Klein, and that he had come from Milwaukee. From the appearance of the body, it appeared that he had been in the water two weeks or more. A silver watch and $4.87 in change were found on his person.
He had been seen in Spring Lake about two weeks before, and was evidently very tired of life as he was complaining of his many troubles.
The fire department was called out last night by a fire in the residence of Mr. P. Verberkmoes on Lafayette street. The fire department by quick work soon had the blaze under control.
The house was not damaged to a very great extent by fire, but the water damaged the plaster and carpets badly. Unmistakably, it was the work of an incendiary. Fires had been started in the closets and near the organ and several other places. They were started where the most damage could be done. The family were away at the time having gone down town, and it is supposed had been watched by the fire bugs. Seventy dollars which was left in the house is missing, and it is supposed was burned or stolen. The insurance on the furniture will not cover the loss.
Notice to Mariners.
Notice is hereby given that the pier head light at Kewaunee, Wis., has been remove out to the end of the pier, which has been extended two hundred feet. By Order of the Light House Board.
Inspector 9th Light House District.
It is rumored that the steamer Racine became fast on a bar while trying to leave Muskegon today. Whether she is inside or outside the pier was not learned.
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.
The large oil tank at the Electric plant is in position and ready for pipeing.
Yesterday’s Detroit News contained a portrait of “Aunt” Mary White, whom all Grand Haven people are proud to know.
This week’s edition of the Grand Haven Herald has been delayed on account of the non arrival of their paper caused by the SS. Racine being laid up at Muskegon harbor.
Grand Haven has a phenomenal rabbit dog that can run faster than a thirty days’ note. The animal can overhaul a full-grown, startled rabbit in a ten-rod chase in an open field.—Grand Rapids Democrat.
Muskegon knows a good thing when she sees one, and tries to exemplify the principle “hold fast to that which is good.” Perhaps this explains why she has been holding the Chicago-Grand Haven boat in her harbor for two days.
A football eleven composed of scholars from the senior and sophomore classes of the high school will play a picked eleven from the junior and freshman classes, Saturday after noon at two o’clock at the grounds near Grant St.
A number of residents on Pennoyer avenue, in the eastern part of the city, were aroused from their sleep the other evening by a strong masculine voice singing “Nearer my god to Thee” at utmost capacity. Investigation proved it to be one of our ex-constables taking rapid strides down the middle of the road with a lantern in one hand and a large club in the other. Indeed a ghost story will unnerve the bravest.
The government tug Hancock is in port today.
The tug McCormick has been laid up for the winter.
The City of Milwaukee did not leave until 2:30 this morning.
The barge C. A. Street arrived at 1 o’clock this morning with iron ore.
Passengers on the McVea report seeing a great quantity of lumber in the lake.
The steam barge J. C. Suit of Saugatuck loaded with lumber came in port this a.m.
The steamer Sampson arrived with a cargo of hardwood for D. Vyn & Sons this morning.
The passenger steamer McVea of the Holland-Saugatuck route was the only boat that left Chicago last night to cross the lake. She ran into this harbor this morning, having passed St. Joe, Saugatuck and Holland her captain fearing to run into those harbors in the heavy sea. Some of her passengers left by train for Holland and Saugatuck this forenoon.
The little son of Peter VanLopik died last night aged two and a half years.
Mr. Geo. Robinson, of Robinson, brought in a nice lot of ducks. Of course John brought them for Sunday dinner at the Cutler House.
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.
Joe Kirby’s base ball nine defeated Ernie Gibbs nine this forenoon, the score standing 20 to 0.
Capt. Joe Kirby claims he met the ghost the other night between C. N. Addison & Co.’s store and his residence.
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.”
It is an ill wind that blows nobody any good. The American Express Co. reaps the benefit of this five days gale of wind on account of not having any Chicago boats since Monday, she not being able to get out of Muskegon harbor on account of the sand bar for five days. The express company shipped to Chicago on Thursday night 130 boxes of celery and 130 baskets of smoked fish, and on Friday night 107 boxes of celery. Total weight 14,825 lbs. What is the matter with that so-called beautiful harbor at Muskegon, which they claim is open the year round? Echo says what.
The many friends of Major B. D. Safford and family will be sorry to learn of their removal from this city. Their home in the future will be in Detroit where Mr. Safford will be employed in a wholesale dry goods house.
Remarks a prominent Republican: “the loyalty of Hon. Geo. W. McBride to the Republican party is demonstrated by the services he is rendering to that organization. He has spoken every night so far this week and will speak next Monday night to the citizens of West Olive.”
Ex-Congressman Mark S. Brewer of Pontiac will talk politics tonight to the people of this city at Music Hall. He is an earnest and eloquent speaker and should be greeted with a large and enthusiastic audience. Hon T. W. Ferry and Hon. G. W. McBride, two of our distinguished citizens will also make speeches at the meeting.
Lake Michigan Boiling.
The heaviest storm of the season is raging on Lake Michigan today. The scene on the pier is a grand one. Far out can be seen the smoke of some incoming steamer, hidden for seconds at a time by the huge waves which come rolling in.
The following vessels are sheltered in our harbor: Barges H, A. Root, Saugatuck; Emma E. Thompson, Chicago; Roanoke, Milwaukee; Annie Laurie, Chicago; A. R. Colborn, St. Joseph; J. C. Suit, Saugatuck; C. Hickox, Milwaukee; Chas. A. Street, Grand Haven; Frank Woods, Saugatuck; George Burnham, Milwaukee. Steamers, Charles McVea, Saugatuck; City of Racine, city of Milwaukee. Schooner, James Martin, Chicago. Tug, Wm. H. Brown, Saugatuck.
The steambarge Burnham which arrived at two o’clock reported two vessels about twenty miles out heading this way with heavy loads of lumber.
The Wisconsin left at 4:20 this morning.
The barge Hickox which arrived this morning lost several thousand feet of her deck load of lumber.
Capt. Brittain arrived home Tuesday from his trip of inspection to the burned steamer Woods, which is now in Grand Haven, but will brought to this place as soon as possible. He says the steamer is damaged more than was first reported and it will cost considerable to make her as good as she was before the fire. The captain has had more than his share of bad luck from boat fires, one heavy loss being the burning of the new barge Colborn in the summer of 1882.—Saugatuck Commercial.