The Evening Tribune
Grand Haven, Mich. May 1892
O Flower Month, perfect the harvest of flowers! Be not niggardly. Search out the cold and resentful nooks that refused the sun, casting back its rays from disdainful ice, and plant flowers even there. There is goodness in the worst. There is warmth in the coldness. The silent, hopeful, unbreathing sun, that will not fret or despond, but carries a placid brow through the unwrinkled heavens, at length conquers the very rocks, and lichens grow and inconspicuously blossom. What shall not Time do, that carries in its bosom love.
The Muskegon police force has been reduced from twenty to twelve men.
Smith, the horse thief, who was arrested in this city Friday evening, had his hearing in Muskegon today. He said he resided in Hyde Park and is a hack man. Some years ago he worked in a saw mill in Muskegon.
Lightning playing along the wires in Saturday night’s storm caused the dynamo in the electric plant to begin burning, but power was shut down and no damage done. In Wednesday’s storm six lamps were ruined by the lightning.
Hon. Dwight Cutler, Dwight Cutler, Jr. and Miss Mary Cutler arrived from California Saturday afternoon with the remains of Mrs. Cutler who had died at San Gabriel March 2nd. The remains were taken to Lake Forest cemetery followed by a large concourse of sympathizing friends from here and elsewhere. The vault and surrounding ground was strewn with choice and beautiful flowers. Rev. Root conducted a short sermon at the grave.
Marshal Klaver brought Peter Murphy and Dan Lane before Justice Pagelson this morning on the d. d. charge. Murphy was arrested Saturday morning and is an old offender. He was sentenced to pay $6 or ten days in jail, and went to jail. Lane, who was arrested yesterday, gave his residence as Gratian, Mich. He said, “Your honor I have sailed the lakes for 26 years and have got many knocks about and when I drink a mite it affects my head.” The court sentenced him to pay a fine of $5 or ten days in jail.
The steamer Sprite is being supplied with a fore and aft compound engine and a new boiler. She will go on the route between here and Fruitport about June 1st.
The following is what Hon. D. Gilbert says in regard to the improvement of Grand river. “This project without doubt is feasible. There is one thing in connection with it that I have not mentioned. It would be quite feasible to run a direct line from this city to Chicago and Milwaukee if we wished to do so. Fifty years ago there were no lake vessels that drew over ten feet of water, because they had no harbors to admit them. If we had a direct line it would save transshipment of freight at Grand Haven. It would be a great benefit to have the river deepened, even if we do not have direct shipment to Chicago. It would save a good sum in freight rates by the competition which it would create for seven or eight months during ht year. A daily line from here to Grand Haven would prove a benefit to the merchants and manufacturers of this city, who could ship and receive goods in connection with the lake steamers by lowering rates. We should have the appropriation.
A Sad Death.
Mrs. Schutema, sister of Mrs. F. Kniphuizen of this city, died very suddenly in the D. G. H. & M. depot at Grand Rapids Saturday afternoon. She was on her way from the Netherlands to this city accompanied by a 16 year old son. They left the Netherlands some two weeks ago with Mrs. Schutema in the best of health. When two days on the ocean she was taken with bloody dysentery which weakened her very much but have recovered somewhat upon reaching this country. When the depot was reached at Grand Rapids she was taken ill. An ambulance was sent for to convey her to the Union Benevolent Hospital, but when it arrived she had apparently revived and was not taken. An hour later she was dead. The coroner’s jury decided that death came from natural causes.
A house had been rented in this city by her son, J. Schutema, who works in the Corn Planter Factory and her death is a sad blow to him. Besides the two sons, Mrs. Schutema leaves a brother and two sisters to mourn her loss. The funeral took place this afternoon from the Second Christian Reformed church.
Co. F. drilled on the streets last evening.
A. Fisher is raising his Washington St. residence.
The piers attract a great many fishermen.
The firemen now unlimber themselves playing foot ball on evenings.
The Spring Lake bridge will probably be ready for teams by Saturday.
A force of men are at work today clearing the sand away from the city well.
Bloecker & Co. have cast the bed plate for the engine which they are building for the William Trans. Co., of South Haven. Weight 6,500 lbs.
A 100 yard foot race took place last evening between John VanToll and Fred Hovey for a purse of $1.00. Fred won the race and is now Grand Haven’s champion sprinter.
Capt. R. C. Brittain of Saugatuck will quarter his big fleet here next winter. They are steam barges, H. A. Root, J. C. Suit, O. E. Parks, Frank Woods, R. C. Reed and steamer Chas. McVea.
Frogs have began singing in the low lands.
John Boyink has named his saloon the “Health Office” and placed a new sign on his windows today.
Geo. Lilley has resigned his position as driver of the American Express and Geo. Kennedy taken his place.
The streets were muddy this morning but the wind has dried them completely and a sand storm has been the order of the afternoon.
Coopersville has a citizen, Walter McEwing, who served on board a man of war during the war of 1812-14 and afterward engaged in the British fleet which was successful in ridding the south seas of pirates.
The 2:10 D. G. H. & M. train brought a large number of passengers this afternoon, mostly delegates to the Democratic State Convention at Muskegon, who went by boat from here. The delegates had evidently heard of Muskegon’s rank harbor as Capt. Honner of the Wisconsin was plied with questions as to whether or not he could get their to day,. The captain could only say he would try and the delegates went aboard.
Gov. Winans thinks the Michigan militia needs more practice at marksmanship. He says “I know there are lots of men among our state militia who are skilled in the manual of arms but who do not know how to sight a rifle properly. They need practice in the armory and also in the field. No military force can be effective unless the troops are good marksmen at all distances. I think the state military board will take some action to improve the effectiveness of Michigan’s defenders.”
The steamer North Park of Grand Rapids will come down the river to this city tomorrow.
A petition is being circulating to retain Ex-Senator Ferry at Washington to work in behalf of Grand Haven’s Public Building.
This is the year for presidential election in Mexico as well as in the U.S.
Two of Grand Haven’s young men took a row boat yesterday morning and went up to the old “Trader” for a few hours fishing. They had been fishing but a short time when they discovered the boat had floated away, much to their disgust. They called for help to some boys across the river, but in answer were to go to a hotter abode. Appeals and threats were of no avail and it was not until 4 o’clock in the afternoon that they were released by a passing tug.
In an article recently published in the Muskegon Chronicle and signed F. H. H.— evidently F. H. Holbrook, appears a statement that Muskegon is the best winter harbor of the East shore. This at first thought appears to be the most preposterous lie ever launched upon the people by a Muskegon paper in regard to their harbor. But upon second thought it bears a semblance of truth, providing a boat that enters there intends to stay all winter. Good winter harbor, yes, yes.
Last month 280 tons of sawdust were shipped from Muskegon. The lumber shipment was 19,540,000 feet.
Grand Haven harbor will get besides the $90,000 appropriation $5,000 for dredging purposes.
We understand that Mr. Enos Stone will put out a stage between here and Spring Lake as soon as the bridge is completed.
At a meeting of the fire department held Monday evening the resignation of Walter Fisher as assistant chief was handed in, Mr. Fisher stating as a reason that his work did not admit of his holding the position satisfactorily. The resignation was accepted and foreman John DeCatur elected in his place. John Van Dongen was elected foreman. Chief Palmer and Walter Fisher were elected delegates to represent the Grand Haven fire department at the State Fireman’s convention, which meets at Hillsdale, May 18th. It has been the custom in previous years to send several delegates to the convention, but this year the surplus fund will be devoted mostly to fitting up the fire department’s lot in the cemetery.
The battle of the Wilderness was fought 28 years ago today.
The steamer Barrett returned to Grand Rapids at 9 o’clock this morning.
The steamer Barrett returned to Grand Rapids at 6 o’clock last evening on her first trip.
The steamer Mollie Paxton came down the river from Grand Rapids yesterday.
The steamer Nellie and tug Kaiser Wilhelm were inspected yesterday.
A gentleman from Chicago visiting with Jerry O’Brien and family is the centre of many eyes for his imposing height. He stands nearly 7 feet, and even Jacob VanderVeen is compelled to look up at him.
GRAND HAVEN’S BOARD OF TRADE.
What has become of it?
A few months ago the organization or Board of Trade was talked of by our merchants. Since that time nothing further has been heard of it, and it is probably sleeping the sleep of so many other similar enterprises started in this city.
This should not be. Action should be taken at once for an organization which will show Grand Haven in its true light. See what organizations of this kind have done for other cities. Take Benton Harbor or St. Joe, or any city on the eastern shore of Lake Michigan. We have advantages, but they need to be shown up. Our harbor cannot be surpassed on the Great Lakes, nor on the seaboard. Advertise it. Let a Board of Trade be organized and begin work at once, and when the World’s Fair is opened visitors passing through will remember Grand Haven as a thriving city and not the city as it is now, sleeping on its advantages.
Night watch Cook says that there was a snow storm of 30 minutes duration, late Tuesday night.
John M. Cook the Third St. grocery man has purchased the well known Holland trotting horse Gold Dust. Gold Dust can go a mile in 2:40 easy.
Testimony in the Wiley water works case is being heard in Geo. A. Farr’s office. Twenty witnesses testified on Tuesday and Wednesday. Prof. R. C. Kedzie of the Agricultural College and W. Frank Edwards of Ann Arbor arrived today and testified as to the analysis of water from the Wiley well. Samples of the water had been sent to them at different seasons of the year but they found it in no way deleterious to health. Mr. Wiley is also in the city listening to the testimony.
A large number of friends and members of the congregation gathered at the Presbyterian church last evening for a farewell banquet to Rev. and Mrs. J. H. Sammis. In behalf of the ladies of the church that genial Scotchman, Andrew Thomson, presented to the pastor and wife, in a witty and appropriate way a gift of fine etchings and souvenir silverware. The ladies of the Ferrysburg church also presented some handsome table linen. Refreshments were served, and the evening passed pleasantly by all.
Mr. Sammis preaches his farewell sermon next Sunday and will then leave for his new field of labor at Redwing, Minn. During their residence here of six years Mr. Sammis and his estimable wife have made many friends who will be sorry to see them leave, but wish them abundant happiness in their new home.
John Hofma has moved from 5th St. into the VerWy house on Elliot St. Joe Koenis is moving into the home vacated by Mr. Hofma.
Martin Joyce the popular bell boy of the Cutler House has resigned and accepted a position on the steamer Menominee.
Merean Kanhout received from Muskegon this morning by American Express a valuable rabbit dog, which he will use for hunting quail.
John Cook the Seventh street groceryman is owner of the trotter Gold Dust and not John M. Cook. Mr. Cook now has the most valuable delivery rig in the city.
While out tin the woods gathering trailing arbutus last Saturday afternoon, Tony, son of T VanderVeere was accidentally shot by a rifle carried by a companion, Gilbert Bruusema. The bullet entered the knee and made a painful, though not necessarily dangerous wound. The boy is under Dr. VansderVeen’s care, but the bullet has not yet been extracted.
A new flag was flung in the breeze from the custom house today.
The Goodrich steamship Ludington is now fitted out with electric lights and a powerful electric search light.
Harry Sanford is bell boy in the Cutler House in place of Martin Joyce, resigned.
We have engaged Mr. Walter Philips to give us each week notes from the world’s fair, which we are sure will be interesting to our readers, coming as they do from one of Ottawa county’s committeemen to the Columbian Exposition. Mr. Phillips with his usual enterprise has taken hold of the work with a vim. Besides being one of the members of the Ottawa county’s committee, he is on the special committee of Pomology, Arboriculture and Vinoculture. The exposition is a gigantic and at the same time magnificent undertaking and the notes will deal with some of the wonderful exhibits to be made there, and particularly Michigan’s.
Fine World’s Fair hand made chocolate drops 25c per pound at Star Bakery.
The revenue cutter Andy Johnson will be put in commission on May 15.
At Muskegon 60 saloon licenses have so far been issued, one for every 375 inhabitants.
The revenue cutter Andy Johnson will be put in commission on May 15.
Orders have been issued to fit out the revenue cutters and ship their crews. Owners and masters of merchant vessels should be sure that they are complying with the new rules respecting names and lights, otherwise fines will undoubtedly be inflicted.
A Hollander living in the “sag” had an accident Thursday night which came near to costing him his life. He was riding his horse back along the foot of the big hill across the river, when the sand happened to cave in, he was thrown with his horse into the river. The man was under the horse but after a few minutes struggle managed to get on land, very badly frightened, but thankful that it wasn’t worse.
World’s Fair Notes.
The counties in California are permitted by action of the last legislature to make world’s fair appropriations. Some of the counties have responded and nearly all seem disposed to do so. It is believed that $300,000 will be raised in this way, which added to the appropriation of $300,000 made by the state will give the magnificent sum of $600,000 for California to make its showing at the exposition.
Galveston, Texas, has raised $80,000 of the $150,000 which it pledged towards the state world’s fair fund. The city is alive with enthusiasm over the fair and is holding public meetings, torch light processions, etc.
The Commercial Exchange of Des Moines, Iowa, has raised $20,000 for the purpose of securing a credible representation of that city at the exposition. Brooklyn, New York, will raise a like sum for the same purpose.
Scores of other points could be given that are raising large sums of money to show up their advantages in different lines of business and industries at the exposition. But the writer will only give the above as samples to show what is being done all over the United States and we hope by this method to call the attention of Ottawa County and especially the people of Grand Haven to the importance of doing something in the above line to show up the many advantages of Ottawa county as regards its splendid shipping facilities to the great markets of the world, and also the uniform success of its many leading industries.
It was stated some time ago by one of the Grand Haven papers that we as a people hardly realize what the world’s fair meant to us, provided we took advantages of its opportunities and adjusted ourselves into such conditions as to reap the largest benefits to be obtained from it.
The above statement is true and is worthy of careful consideration. Very few people in our midst have any idea of the prospective magnitude of the world’s fair.
Hoping to call the attention of people to the importance of taking the advantage of the benefits of the world’s fair to this locality. I shall write weekly reports for the TRIBUNE of this city concerning the latest doings of the World’s Exposition.
The city of Grand Haven, the county seat of rich and prosperous Ottawa, is the fourth city in population on the eastern shore of lake Michigan, and in a commercial sense is the second city. The city is beautifully situated at he mouth of Grand river—the most important stream in the state. The retail business is carried on in commodious and handsome buildings and by sterling business men. Many handsome residences, hotels, and public buildings dot the city.
There are located here Henry Bloecker & Company’s machine shop, giving employment to from 80 to 100 men, the Dake Engine works, whose handsome handiwork is receiving a national reputation, the Corn Planter and Refrigerator factory which plant employs more men and covers more ground than any other factory in western Michigan, the Kit factory, where pails, tubs, etc., are manufactured and sent to every section of the country; a furniture factory, doing a large business; a tannery where leather of all kinds is manufactured; and many other smaller institutions. An electric plant is in operation.
A well equipped fire department, good fire protection and unlimited water supply. Highland Park is situated on the shores of Lake Michigan, one and one-half miles from the heart of the city and is becoming more and more popular every year by people desirous of spending a summer by the cool lake breezes. The harbor is the best on the east shore of Lake Michigan and one of the best winter harbors on the entire chain of lakes. Steamers of deep draught and immense carrying capacity enter every day of the year. No city in the state is better provided with rail and water transportation. It is the western terminus of the D. G. H. & M. railway, who also run two handsome freight and passenger steamers throughout the year between Milwaukee and Grand Haven. The handsome Goodrich line of boats make daily trips between Chicago and Grand Haven 8 months of the year. Last, but not least, is the C. & W. M. railway. Another line is also contemplated between the city and Grand Rapids. Besides these, passenger steamers are making regular trips between adjoining cities and villages. The city is located in the very heart of the celery region, and immense shipments are made from here.
For those desirous of a pleasant home or for manufacturing enterprises Grand Haven offers facilities which cannot be equaled.
Mark Doddington, the carriage painter, painted a new sign for the TRIBUNE.
The fourth inning in Friday’s Chicago-New York game lasted only 90 seconds and only three balls were pitched.
Henry Bloecker & Co. are contracting on the furnishing of a large horizontal engine for southern parties.
A small boy about six years of age stepped up to one of Beaudry’s large plate glass windows this a.m. and with all his might flung a stone at it. It was not the boys fault that he window did not break, but it was mighty lucky.
H. Lyman’s nine got 13 runs and Geo. Fredericks’s 16 in the game Saturday afternoon.
Grand Haven people who visit Muskegon, miss our drinking fountains. That is the reason why so many of them imbibe Muskegon lager when over here.
Capt. John Walker is getting things ship shape at Highland Park preparatory for the influx of resorters. His row boats, of which he has a fine lot, are being handsomely repainted.
It has been found that half-burned arc carbons will cut glass. Containing as they do many of the characteristics of the diamond this is not surprising. Unfortunately the street arab has discovered this fact and now amuses himself by scratching plate-glass windows in large cities, and doing other destructive work. The only remedy is for the lamp trimmer to leave no fragments of the candles in the streets.
Grand Haven fire department responds more quickly and does its work more efficiently than many department in large cities said a Chicago man yesterday.
The first fruits of Miss Richmond’s generous endowment of lectureships will be shown this present week in two most interesting lectures. These lectures are to be delivered by the Rev. John Coleman, a most entertaining speaker, who has lived much abroad. While in England he lectured before schools and colleges almost seven hundred times upon America. He has already lectured to seventy different schools in this country. Akeley Institute has been very fortunate in securing Mr. Coleman to give two lectures in behalf of the library fund. It is the first time that the institute has made any charges for its lectures. For four years its lecture courses have been free to all. Now that the library is in need of funds the institute takes this means of raising them, and appeals to the citizens of Grand Haven to patronize these lectures. The subjects are Literary Places, Antiquities and Castles of England, Queer Names and Places, “Hodge,” Country Life in England. The lectures will be an undoubted treat. They will be given on Thursday and Friday of this present week.
Mr. C. Addison will start a shoe and repair shop in the building formerly occupied by J. Lefebre next to John Cook’s grocery. This gives the Third Ward, six shoe and cobbling shops, more than all the other wards combined.
Geo. A. Farr, W. I. Lillie and Sherman the stenographer are after Brandstetter’s fish prize, but are not in it as yet. The trio spent four hours fishing at the pier the other afternoon but were soon seen coming home by a back street in the evening with one little fish as trophy.
Flames were discovered issuing from the roof of Vandenberg’s meat market, corner 3rd and Fulton Sts., yesterday morning at 7 o’clock. The firemen were soon on the scene and had the flames squelched in short order, but not before considerable damage had been done to the upper part of the building. The fire was undoubtedly of incendiary origin having been started in a small room in the rear of the market proper. The building is owned by D. Vyn and the loss is fully covered by insurance. This is the second time within two years that an attempt has been made to fire the building.
Mr. H. W. Buswell will allow no more Saturday ball playing at the race track.
A large number of young men gathered at the race track Sunday to witness a game of ball.
Twenty-seven years ago today, Jefferson Davis was captured by a Michigan company.
VanDongen and Yonker are building the wall of the city well three feet higher. After this work is completed the sand or wrecking pump will be brought here and the work of pumping begun. The pump is capable of taking out 40 tons an hour, and is such a one as is used to pump coal from sunken vessels. When the required amount of sand is taken out another five feet will be added to the wall.
The Glass Factory.
The glass factory building, which was erected at a cost of $7,000 by subscriptions from our citizens, is still vacant and fast going to ruin. About three hundred feet of the east wall caved in last winter and the rest of that side is gradually falling. But this is only a secondary matter. At a small expense the wall can be repaired and made good as ever.
The main question is, what is to be done with the building. We are asked this every day by subscribers to the fund which built the building.
Would it not be wise to call a meeting of the stock holders as soon as possible to have a talk on the matter! The property is too valuable to go to ruin, as it will do if steps are not taken soon. It is in matters like this that we see the necessity of a board of trade or some similar organization in the city. If the meeting is held steps should be taken at the same time to organize such a body. We respectfully submit this matter to the committee with confidence that they will move in the matter.
Boy Burglar Captured.
Sheriff Vaupell went down to the steamer Wisconsin last evening and arrested Samuel F. Franc for the burglary of I. J. Quick’s general store in Allendale. Before Justice Pagelson this morning he pleaded guilty and was bound over to circuit court bail being fixed at $500.
Franc who is better known in this city by the name “Duffy” lives with his mother Mrs. Samuel Baggatt on Third street. He is about 17 years of age.
Quick’s store was burglarized to the extent of about $50 worth of goods one night about two weeks ago. The sheriff and his deputies were quickly informed and went to work upon the case. Even then they thought it the work of a boy or boys. After some search it was found that a boy answering “Duffy” description had taken dinner at a farm house in the neighborhood the day of the burglary and the result was his arrest and confession.
The fellow has been in several questionable scrapes before and is undoubtedly a member of a gang of young toughs, who live in this city. Several of them are now in the Reform School, but “Duffy’s” crime will probably lead him to the house of correction or even Jackson.
An effort is on foot to make the 12th of October a national holiday. That date is the anniversary of the discovery of America by Columbus. The different states are at first to take hold of the matter and cause the celebration of the day in the public schools. The president’s attention is then to be called to the matter and a proclamation will most likely be issued making it a national holiday.
This is the season when next door neighbors are at strife over “those pesky hens.” A certain gentleman of this city was noticed hatless and breathless the other day, his arms full of clubs and his mouth full of swear words, sprinting through the backyard after a badly frightened old hen. She’d have been up with the angels now, but for a friendly hole in the fence.
A dam is being talked of at the mouth of the Muskegon river.
A heavy fog enveloped the harbor this morning.
An infant child of Mr. J. W. C. Fisher died yesterday.
The new river boat will not be launched until next month.
Hon. Thos. Savidge has shipped from Spring Lake a car load of from seven to ten of the grandest mares ever raised in the north, to Dowagiac to be bred to Geo. St. Clair, Michigan’s champion three-year-old, 2:20¼, at $250 the season. This is the third shipment there. Have you ever heard of anything of that kind since Michigan became a state in the counties of Ottawa and Muskegon. The name of Tom Savidge is linked with that of the principal bred horse raisers in the country, and Floral Stock Farm is gaining the reputation it deserves. Geo. St. Clair, the most famous of his string, electrified Michigan by going a mile in 2:20¼ at Sturgis last year, thereby winning the three year old championship of the state.
Some of the privates of Co. F proclaim vengeance on what they term the “bugs” of the company at the next encampment. It will be a terrible vengeance if the action suits the word.
Chas Cutler passed away at 7:30 last evening at his home on Howard St. after and illness with consumption of a year and a half. Mr. Cutler was born in Westminster, Mass., on the 19th of April, 1862. He has lived in this city for the past twelve years and was married tow and a half years ago to Miss Julia A. Robinson. A few years ago he went to Florida and engaged in shipbuilding. During the year and a half of his residence there his health became impaired and he returned home growing gradually weaker ever since. His wife and sorrowing host of relatives are left to mourn his loss. His friends, and he had many, always had a kind word for him, and regrets for his sad parting are heard on every side.
Are we going to have a Fourth of July celebration this year? Fourth of July is still nearly two months away, but in order to have a good celebration action should be taken at once. Let’s have a rouser and celebrate the Nation’s birthday in true patriotic style.
A Chicago man died from the effects of a shock received while talking through a telephone during a thunder storm a few days ago.
Patrick Collins for drunk and disorderly conduct, was fined $1 and $4 costs by Justice Angel this morning. Collins claimed to be a private in the regular U. S. army.
Veterans receiving over $5 per month from Uncle Sam cannot get into the soldiers’ home at Grand Rapids hereafter unless willing to let the home take care of all in excess of that amount.
The members of the High School Literary Society held a meeting at the residence of Mr. John Neil last evening. The society organized a local theatrical club to be known as the Thespian Club. The first meeting will be held at the residence of Mrs. E. L. Craw next Friday evening.
The Cutler & Savidge mill at Spring Lake will shut down for good July 1st.
Chicago people will build a $6,000 club house at Mill Point on Spring Lake.
Hon. Thos. Savidge will go on record as being the first man to cross the new Spring Lake bridge by team. He came over this afternoon.
Sheriff Vaupell is out with a reward of $25 for the arrest of James Fitzeral, a tramp who is implicated in the Quick burglary at Allendale.
Has anything yet been done toward calling a meeting of the stock holders of the glass factory? Action should be taken soon.
Members of Co. F. have been busy today brushing their clothes and shining their helmets preparatory to inspection and dress parade.
The New York Tribune recently published a list of Michigan men worth a million or more and the lines of business in which their fortunes were accumulated. Hon. Dwight Cutler is one of the millionaires mentioned. His fortune was accumulated in sawmills, lumber, dealing in real estate and hotels and as president of the first National Bank.
At the Co. F drill last evening Mrs. J. F. Smallman offered the use of the lawn in front of the Norris House for the dress parade this evening, which was accepted. Lieut. Andres moved that three cheers be given Mrs. Smallman, which was done with a will.
A first class Fourth of July celebration will be a big advertisement for Grand Haven. The German Day celebration last fall was a credit to the city. Can’t we do as well and even better Fourth of July?
Brig. Gen’l Lothrop of Detroit, Col. J. Leison of Menominee, of the government staff arrived in the city today noon. Col Bennett of the 5th Regt., Col. McGurren of the 2nd Regt., and Capt. Kinney of Gen. Robinson staff, will be here this evening to witness the dress parade and inspection of Co. F.
The passenger trade on the west shore steamers continues very dull.
Enos Stone’s bus, begins running between this city and Spring Lake to-morrow morning.
George Fredericks was badly bitten by a bull dog this morning in the calf of the leg.
Henry Bloecker & Co., will build all of the heavy machinery for Johnston Bros., to be used in their branch establishment at Chicago.
Johnston Bros. will start a branch establishment in Chicago for the manufacture of marine and stationary boilers. James B. Johnston will have charge of same. Thos. Johnston remaining in charge of the plant here.
Tony Vanderveere, the boy who received a rifle bullet in the knee caused by the careless handling of a rifle by a companion, is now able to stand upon that foot, through the bullet has not been extracted.
Col. J. F. Bennett of the 5th Regiment says the words of Inspector General Lothrop in regard to the drill and parade of Co F were not commendatory enough and praises without stint the appearance and fine work of the boys.
A family of four German immigrants arrived in the city last night on their way to Milwaukee from Montreal via the D. G. H. & M. road. When they went on board the City of Milwaukee the clerk discovered that they were minus a ticket. As the family could not speak a word of English the services of Gus Hubert were enlisted and he explained to them that they could not go across the lake and asked them what they had done with their ticket. They explained to him that a man in Montreal, wearing a silver plate on his cap, had taken the ticket from them, telling them they had no use for it. They had evidently been cheated by some runner, who took advantage of their ignorance of American ways and language, and they were put to the expense of buying a ticket twice.
It’s the chronic grumbler and complainer that hold back a town.
“Why didn’t the saw mills use to ask bonus from the citizens before locating here,” Was the very reasonable (?) question a gentleman asked this morning while talking of the future prospects of Grand Haven.
Happy Wedding Bells.
Mr. Wm. H. Callister and Miss Lucy Luikens were married at the pleasant home of Mr. John Luikens, on Columbus street, shortly after 8:00 o’clock last evening, in the presence of relatives and friends. Rev. DeBruyn said the words that made them husband and wife.
Numerous and costly presents were received including silverware and everything which the young couple will value for a start in life. One gift particularly novel and beautiful was a foot rest with a center of plush and in the shape of a horse shoe.
The happy couple were showered with congratulations by all present, and they left this morning for a short visit in Grand Rapids.
They will be at home Monday at their residence on Clinton Street between 7th and 8th.
The guests present from away were Mr. and Mrs. Louis Ball, Mrs. Chas. Ball and Mr. John Ball of Grand Rapids.
The wedding cake was excellent as the TRIBUNE can fully attest.
The steamer Samson, which was used last summer in carrying wood down the river for Vyn Bros., is now sunk out of sight at Robinson’s landing.
Stone’s Bus Line.
Enos Stone’s bus line will begin making regular trips between Grand Haven and Spring Lake tomorrow:
Bus leaves Grand Haven at 8:00 and 10:30 a.m.; 2: and 5:00 p.m.
Leave orders at the barn office, corner Third and Columbus sts.
Nothing going on in Grand Haven? Well we should say so, but last night took the cake. Three weddings, one lecture, one prayer meeting, two catechistical meetings, and last, but by no means least, the battalion dress parade and inspection of Co. F.
It is men like Johnston Bros. who serve to build up a town. They are to locate a boiler and machine shop at Chicago shortly and have given Henry Bloecker & Co. of this city the contract to furnish and make the machinery for the shop. The same work could probably have been done a great deal cheaper in Chicago, considering the cost of transportation, but with patriotic pride and a belief that home industries should be patronized have awarded the contract to one of Grand Haven’s most important enterprises.
Rev. J. H. Hamilton of Coldwater, the well known Methodist divine, passed through this city from Chicago this a.m. The reverend gentleman is a noted pomologist and declares that the highlands adjacent to the city are all very valuable for the peach culture, having carefully watched and investigated the matter. Mr. Hamilton owns a fine peach orchard near Agnew. Jacob Baar speaking of this matter says there are at least 1,000 acres of said lands referred to, in or near this city. These lands are situated just right, having the altitude and nearness to the waters of Lake Michigan to prevent frosts damaging the buds when the temperature is lowest. Last year peach orchards on flat lands even far south of here were badly nipped, but the new orchard owned by Antonie Bottje on a high sand doone, south of the city, produced over 3,000 baskets of fine peaches. It is only eight years ago when unimproved low muck lands around Grand Haven were considered about valueless, now worth valuable prices for celery culture. May not these high lands prove the same for the peach culture?
Inspection of Co. F.
The first inspection of Co. F under the new tactics, passed off in a manner that reflected credit on the company, from the newest “cruities” to the commanding officer. The men fell in at the armory, company formation at 7:15 and marched to the Norris, where on the lawn the miniature dress parade was to be held. On arriving there, they broke ranks; fell in on company grounds previously designated by Capt. Mansfield. The organization as battalion was as follows: Capt. Mansfield, acting Major, Lieut. Andres, of staff, Sergt. Harbeck,, acting Capt. Co. A.; Sergt. Rosbach, acting Capt. Co. B, color company Sergt. Verhoeks, acting Capt. Co. C; Sergt. Lilley, acting Capt. Co. D; Sergt. Nyland, acting Sergeant-Major. The Grand Haven band under Band sergeant Armstrong took position and the parade was formed at 7:30. The reports were received and orders published in regulation style. The battalion then passed in review before the staff, the men showing up well on the march past and everything went well without a hitch. The noise made by “the surging mob” interfered to no small extent the hearing of commands, but all things considered, the men performed the maneuvers very creditably.
The company then marched to the Armory where inspection was held at 8:00 o’clock. Inspecting officers were: Inspector General Lothrop, Col. Leison, Lt. Col. McGurrin, an Capt. Kinney of staff. After inspection of arms and accoutrements, the men were allowed to put on fatigue uniform and were put through various movements by Co. officers.
Insp. Gen. Lothrop then spoke a few words of praise to the company, not neglecting however, to intimate that there was room for improvement, which every member knows is true, and introduced Lt. Col. McGurrin, who asked the co-operation of Co. F, in making the 2nd Regt., the banner Regt. of the State. Capt. Mansfield then thanked the men for their readiness in answering call and efficiency and the company was then dismissed.
An informal hop was held after the inspection in which a large number participated. The public, by their attendance and attention, showed the interest they take in the company, and Co. F proposes to show them they are worthy of it. The dress parade was very well spoken of and appreciated.
Inspector General Lothrop says the state troops are doing well with the new tactics.
General Lothrop’s commendatory words to Co. F were reported in all the state papers.
Seymour Baar’s pet goat died last night. And the little fellow is inconsolable.
Another sea serpent has been discovered on the great lakes. This time it followed the J. C. Ford from Buffalo to Cleveland. The man on the lookout said that it was at least 54 feet long.
Freddy France, the twelve year old son of Mrs. Samuel Baggett of Third St. died yesterday morning. The boy went into a sound sleep several days ago from which he was never wakened and passed off easily. He was a half wit and was known by nearly everybody in the city. When even a baby he contracted a liking for tobacco and could not be without it for any length of time up to his death. In the hottest summer days he could be seen without a hat, walking about the streets and asking everybody he chanced to meet for tobacco. Without tobacco the lad would grow ill, and would never eat until his hunger for the weed had been satisfied.
World Fair Notes.
Great Britain World’s Fair appropriation is now $300,000.
Kentucky has made a $100,000 World’s Fair appropriation.
Victoria, Australia, has made a World’s Fair appropriation of $100,000,
Arguments for and against Sunday opening of the Exposition will be heard by the National Commissioner on October 6th.
The American Bible Society will make an exhibit in which will appear copies of bibles in more than 200 different languages.
Applications for space in the Exposition Buildings now aggregate more than 4,000,000 square feet. A little over one third being from foreign applicants.
In the California building will be shown a growing specimen of every California domestic flower obtainable and also paintings in water and oil of 6oo wild flowers and grasses.
The women of Cincinnati have asked for a room in the woman’s building, which they wish to furnish and decorate throughout in a distinct and aspirate manner as illustrative of the culture and art of that city.
The construction of the Exposition buildings is progressing in the most satisfactory manner. The rough carpenter work is practically finished on all the large structures, except Machinery Hall and the Manufacturing building, and on these it is in advanced stage. Six or seven of the buildings have the exterior appearance almost, of finished structures and look like imposing marble palaces. The erection of a number of state buildings is now progressing. Landscape gardening and other work of beautifying the gardens, is being pushed along by a large force of men, and sodding, walk making, and the planting of thousands of trees, shrubs, etc., is in progress.
Under the management of the Michigan State Committee on Pomology, Arboriculture and Viticulture, peaches, pears, plums, apples, raspberries and currants will be shown on the World’s Fair grounds in a growing condition and bearing fruits as well. Two acres of ground have having been allotted to said committee as space for said exhibit. The above committee have already had the fruit trees, vines and plants taken up and planted out in large boxes this Spring. They will not be allowed to bear fruit the present season and will be pruned and trained, with a special view of producing strong fruit buds the coming year. During the Spring months of ’93, they will be taken on the Exposition grounds and set out and be under the care of the experts. Leading Pomologistsin Ottawa county have promised to do their share in making up the State exhibit.
A Serious Accident.
John DeJough was the victim of an accident this morning , which will lay him up for some time. He went to work early in the morning to tear down the old Vyn hardwood mill, on the island, which he recently purchased. It was while engaged in this work that a heavy timber falling from behind, struck his right leg, breaking it between the knee and ankle. Mr. DeYoung began calling for help and willing hands were soon at his side. He was placed a on a stretcher and carried to his home. Here it was found that the broken bone protruded from the skin, causing an ugly looking wound. Dr. Hofma and Walkey were called and set the broken limb.
Mr. DeJough suffers a great deal of pain from the limb, but is otherwise resting easy. His many friends sympathize with him and hope to see him about again as usual in a short time.
Mr. DeJough wishes through the TRIBUNE to thank Samuel Gervan, master of the steamer Oval Agitator, and others for their kindly services by bringing him home and their efforts to make him as easy as possible.
The little steamer Mollie Paxton of Grand Rapids, is in port today.
A $50,000 statue of Columbus will be erected on Lake Front Park, Chicago.
One year ago today Muskegon was visited by the biggest fire in its history.
The peach growers have accepted the proposition of the Detroit, Grand Haven & Milwaukee to send a special fast peach train each night during the season.
An old resident in speaking of circuses said he had never seen any to equal Dan Rice’s, which was in this city many years ago. Rice was himself, clown and star performer and the old time crowds that witnessed the show have never been equaled. The circus grounds at that time were about where the Columbus street school now stands.
Charles Bates and Charles Cabott, two wheelmen on the steamer Racine, got to quarreling on the way over from Chicago Friday night. When the boat reached Muskegon they stepped off and went at each other with their fists. The fight was going against Cabott and he pulled a revolver and fired four shots at Bates. Bates immediately took to his heels and drew up a complaint before a justice charging Cabott with an attempt to do bodily harm. The would be murderer went on board the boat and Deputy Sheriff Collins left for this city to intercept him on her arrival here. The man could not be found when the boat arrived, and had probably been hidden by friends.
“Give me a penny’s worth of two cent stamps,” said a small boy at the post office window the other evening. A better story is told of a young fellow who last summer, after purchasing five postal cards, began grumbling, saying his brother usually get six for a nickel.
Passenger trade on the Goodrich steamers is increasing.
Norwegians celebrate today as Americans celebrate the Fourth of July.
The time is now ripe to plan a Fourth of July celebration.
The city water works will pump from the river tomorrow on account of the well which will be pumped of sand, beginning tomorrow.
We are pleased to see that a move has been made, and a meeting of all interested in the glass factory has been called for Thursday evening at the City Hall.
The adjoining cities and towns may not celebrate the Fourth of July this year. Why not then have a celebration with plenty of attractions to draw people here from those towns.
The tug Hall, Capt. Mosses Gerard was in port a few hours Sunday. The captain will be remembered here as master of the tug Jerome which blew up in the river some years ago. Gerard was thrown on top of the freight house.
At the fireman’s meeting last evening Walter fisher and C. VanderNoot were elected delegates to the firemen’s convention in Pilsdale which meets tomorrow. They left this morning.
Edward Van Toll died this morning at 10 o’clock after an illness of about 6 months with consumption. He would have been 26 years old tomorrow. The many friends of the family sympathize with them in the loss of a loving brother and son. Funeral Thursday at 2:00 p.m. from the first reformed church.
Mr. Ellery G. Norcross, representative of C. F. Love & Co., wholesale fruit and vegetable dealers, Chicago, in speaking to a traveling man in Owosso yesterday in regard to hotels said that for fine beds the Cutler at Grand Haven could not be equaled and he felt as if he was in heaven in one of them. As Mr. Norcross has traveled through the greater part of ten states, he ought to know. Just present he is in the eastern part of Michigan.
President Goodrich of the Goodrich Transportation Co., came over on the steamer Atlanta Sunday morning.
Congressman Belknap has introduced petitions of the M. E. church at Rockford in favor of closing the world’s fair on Sunday.
Queen Victoria has decided to send to the world’s Fair some specimens of her knitting and spinning, done when she was a girl.
Bates, the wheelsman, on the Racine, who came near being the victim of a shooting affray, has decided not to prosecute his opponent and fellow wheelsman, Cabott.
Gerret A. Bottje has been keeping a screech owl in the basement of his store the past few days. In some manner the bird got into the main store last night and chewed up the greater part of two canaries. The death of the two canaries was revenged by the killing of the owl when the clerks arrived this morning. It was Tony’s revenge.
Fred Brown, brother of Dr. C. P. Brown, and one of the most skillful photographers in Michigan, has located in Spring Lake and erected a building especially adapted to picture taking. Mr. Brown has long enjoyed a high reputation in Southern Michigan, having been located at Hudson for many years; and an examination of his work by our people will soon convince them that he has honestly acquired his high reputation.
The new Spring Lake bridge is being painted.
D. A. Lane starts the ball for a Fourth of July celebration, by generously donating $50.00 worth of fireworks. Next.
The court room has been crowded today with spectators at the trial of “Prophet” Trowbridge. He is in nature and looks a second Prince Michael. W. I. Lillie is his attorney. The Prophet spent the early part of last night in his cell, singing hymns, praying, etc., much to the disgust of his fellow prisoners.
The “Prophet” Trowbridge case which began yesterday afternoon was given to jury at two o’clock today. Judge Hart in his charge cited some of the particulars of the case and to consider the credibility of the witnesses. The jury after being out about an hour brought in a verdict of guilty.
One of our merchants advocates the extensive advertising of Grand Haven and Spring Lake together. Advertise them for their superior manufacturing and resort advantages. Spring Lake is really now a suburb of Grand Haven and will eventually become part of the city and the interests of one is beneficial to both.
The president of the national Electric Light Co. is in the city and has attached and is now moving away from the Electric Works a dynamo and lamps purchased by Mr. Rich, which he never paid for. The attaching of this property does not affect the Electric Light Plant at all, and the rumor that we would have no lights tonight is false.
The infliction of “Muldoon’s Picnic” on an unsuspecting audience, by a gang of ex-scene shifters and chorus girls, was a thing which would not have been safe in a community where Lynch law prevailed. We have been experimented on by “bum” shows from Muskegon and Grand Rapids (let us do the mob of last night the credit of saying they were better than the Muskegon crowd) till patience has ceased to be a virtue. The guitar duet by Mulchahy and Kitty Muldoon was the only decent thing with the exception of the orchestra which was excellent, the only wonder being how they strayed into such bad company. Their rendition of the “Indian war dance” was natural to a degree.
Every businessman in this city, whom we have spoken with, is for a Fourth of July celebration. One gentleman thinks by going to work immediately we can get several companies of State troops here. This would prove a great attraction to people in this city as well as outside.
The work of pumping sand from the city well will probably not be begun until tomorrow. The pump arrived yesterday. Supt. Palmer is inclined to the opinion that the well will not have to be roofed again, but thinks that a high fence around it would be all that is necessary. Others think that a roof is necessary as the strong winds would fill the well with sand.
Edward Vaupell is the next to buy a safety at Baar’s.
The maximum vessel that can pass up the St. Lawrence canals is 175 feet in length and 9 feet draft.
The smoke stack was placed on the match factory today. John Walsh superintends the job.
The increasing stage of water in the great lakes is due to the pumping out of the city well.
Chicago has put a telephone in each of the tug offices to connect with the light-house which will be of great advantage to the lines in obtaining information of the arrival of vessels and steamers and in expediting their business generally.
A Van Buren county man will move his family to Florida shortly, and will make the journey by flatboat. He will launch on the Paw Paw river, and sail across the lake to Chicago. From there down the Illinois, the Mississippi (via the Illinois) sailing down the Gulf of Mexico and thence to his designation.
A large crowd gathered at the city water works well this morning to witness the working of the sand pump. The water, sand and gravel are being pumped into the pond between the shore and pier. Some of the gravel stones pumped out are [larger] than would be imagined.
We Get the State Firemen’s Convention.
Chief Palmer received a dispatch from Hillsdale last evening, stating that the next State firemen’s convention would meet in this city. The citizens should do all in their power to make it pleasant for the fire ladies when they meet here.
We have received a copy of “Twenty Years of Hus’ling” published by the Hallett Publishing Co. of LaPorte. The author of the book is J. P. Johnson who tells his adventures as a horse trader. Most of the adventures are laid down in Michigan, Grand Haven being mentioned in one laughable incidence. Price paper 50cts, cloth $1.00. Address Publishers.
The most conspicuous comet visible in the northern hemisphere since that of 1882 is now to be seen in the sky any morning before dawn. Its peculiarity is that it has eight tails. It will not disappear until the end of next month. Its length is 20 or forty times the diameter of the sun. It is named Swift’s comet, after Dr. Louis Swift, of Rochester, the discoverer of it. Fine photographs have been taken of it at Lick Observatory, California. The comet is a s bright as a star of the fourth magnitude, and is now passing a short distance west of the large square of Pegasus. As soon as the moon disappears from the morning sky the comet will appear more brilliant.
We Will Celebrate.
The following merchants and others gave us their opinion as to a Fourth of July celebration in this city.
A. Poel: Yes.
Ruth Bower: Yes.
Robert Radeke: No (?)
Gerrit Bottje: Favors a celebration.
Ball & Co: Lets have a celebration.
The Bee Hive, is in it for a grand celebration.
Ed Andres: Most certainly we should have a celebration. Boom it.
L. Mulder: Yes, and should invite the Muskegon company of M. S. T. and bands to participate.
The opinion seems to be general that we should have a celebration, though all think that immediate steps should be taken.
Jacob Baar: Put me down as a celebrator. Will do what I can. We ought to have a celebration every year, but can’t. Should strive to have a good one this year.
Juistema Bros.: Should have a celebration and must begin work right away. Would be a good plan to charter several boats for that day to run in the lake, as it would be a great attraction for people from the interior.
Besides these G. D. Sanford, J. D. Duursema, Dan Gale, Jacob VanderVeen and many others favor it.
There is $38.99 in the First National Bank, deposited there by Jurrien Ball. This is the sum (with its interest from year to year) which was left over from out last Fourth of July celebration, and can be used for a celebration this year.
The fish tugs did not go out today on account of the heavy weather.
Capt. Mulligan’s schooner the “J. W. Johnston,” arrived in port with a load of shingle wood.
John Cook the corner grocery man wishes us to say, that he is in it for a fourth of July celebration.
The schooner Day Spring of Benton Harbor loaded with lumber ran in here on account of the weather today.
Marshal Klaver arrested a drunken umbrella mender, in front of the Norris this noon. The fellow was so full of firewater, that he became tangled in the umbrellas he was carrying.
“Prophet” Trowbridge was brought before Judge Hart this morning, and sentenced to three years in Jackson. This is the full penalty of the law and ends one of the most sensational cases in Ottawa county for some years.
Mayor Kirby Receives Good News.
Mayor Kirby received telegrams this forenoon from Senators McMillan and Stockbridge, also from Congressman C. E. Belknap, stating that the order was revoked, by telegram this morning, for the removal of the office of Superintendent of the Life Saving Stations, from Grand Haven.
“Begad, I would give that scoundrel 107 years in Jackson, if I were judge,” said an Irish citizen this morning referring to “Prophet” Trowbridge.
The citizens of Grand Haven appreciate the prompt action of Senators McMillan and Stockbridge and Representative Belknap in having revoked the removal of the Superintendent of Life Saving Stations’ office from this city.
Capt. Martin of the Roanoke has resigned on account of continued ill-health. He is succeeded by Capt. Ed. McGregor.
Rev. Mr. Trowbridge, who has been running a paper called the House of Israel at Grand Haven, is found guilty of adultery. He is of the Prince Michael stamp, and had gathered many converts about him.―Detroit Journal.
The water in the river at Milwaukee dropped eight inches on Tuesday, and all vessels were compelled to lighten before they could proceed. The steamer Progress grounded off Juneau Avenue and blocked navigation entirely for the day.
The Glass Factory Meeting.
According to the call in the newspapers signed by A. J. Emlaw, chairman of the trustees, who hold the title to glass works property, about sixty stockholders met in the City Hall last evening.
The meeting was called to order at 8:00 o’clock by Chairman Emlaw. Mr. Emlaw thought a secretary necessary and S. M. Wright was elected.
The chairman stated that the object of the meeting was to see what the donors to the property wished to have done with it. He stated that it is fast going to ruin, and ought to be taken care of. Mr. McBride and himself had spent a large amount of money within the past year, corresponding with manufacturing institutions as to locating here, but had failed to receive anything definite. Concluded by asking all present to give their opinion as to what should be done with it.
Mr. James Hancock asked the chair if the property was in fit condition to be transferred to a manufacturing institution. The chair saw no reason why it was not.
S. H. Boyce, (one of the trustees,) then arose and stated that the only offer for the building, that they had received was from Henry Bloecker, who would take the building, and endeavor to employ from 50 to 100 more than he is now, and give in exchange his present shop with boiler, shafting and pulleys.
Some one asked if Mr. Bloecker owned the property, and the answer was yes.
Mayor Kirby, who was present, stated that he would rather see an outside institution take the building. He stated that the projected railroad would pass through that section of the city, and could be given to them to be used as a round house or repair shop.
Mr. Boyce and Mr. Kirby entered into a short joint debate at this stage of the proceedings, Mr. Boyce claiming that the railroad, if it should come here, would build its own round house or repair shops.
Mr. Bloecker arose and talked in a manner that convinced all that he meant it. Said that he had started in business here poor, was not rich by any means, but was able to pay all debts. Would not bind himself in any way to employ from 50 to 100 more men but would do his best to increase his force. Stated that Mayor Kirby did not seem to want him to occupy the building and was against him for some reason. Perhaps because he did not vote for him for Mayor last Spring. Said that Mayor Kirby did not patronize home industries, but got all his machinery building done in Detroit.
Chairman Emlaw was very sorry that personalities had been introduced and did not wish to see more of it.
Geo. W. McBride expressed himself as in favor of leaving the matter of the glass factory to the committee of trustees. Many others coincide with Mr. McBride in this.
Mr. Kirby said that he was not against Mr. Bloecker’s occupying the building and if no institution from outside could be obtained for the place, would like to see him in there. Said that if nothing could be obtained let Mr. Bloecker have it and retain his own place beside.
After considerable discussion it was moved that the chairman appoint a committee of three, to serve legal notice on all contributors, for a meeting to be held at the earliest possible moment. The chair appointed G. W. McBride, G. A. Farr, and G. D. Turner as such committee.
J. VanderVeen was elected as custodian for funds donated to expense of such call.
On motion the meeting adjourned to call of the committee.
World’s Fair Notes.
The Women of Springfield and Sangamon County, Ill. Are planning to make an extensive exhibit of Lincoln relics at the exposition.
Miss Alice Rideout, of San Francisco, has been awarded the contract for sculptural work on the woman’s building. She prepared the designs some time ago. She will receive $8,200.
In the Michigan exhibit will be a representation in wax of 500 species of fruit which grows in the state. It will be prepared by a Kalamazoo woman.
Woman will assist very materially in making up the Washington state exhibit for the exposition. The art exhibit, which is being collected by a woman, will include pictures of Washington scenery, animals, birds, fish, fruit and flowers. Other women are actively engaged in perfecting the exhibits in education, floral, Indian, curious needlework, embroidery, modeling, missionary and benevolent work. Every industry carried on in whole or part by the women of the state is to be shown. Some of the carved panels and ornamental features of the state building will be furnished by women.
Under the auspices of the board of lady managers, there has been formed the woman’s dormitory association, the object of which is to furnish cheap and comfortable living quarters during the exposition to woman visitors, particularly those of industrial class of limited means. Four huge hotels or dormitories will be erected. The site for one of them has been donated by George M. Pullman. It is a square of only two blocks and a half from the grounds. This dormitory will be 450ft.x150ft., built in eight sections so there shall be no inside rooms and will have a capacity of 1,200 persons daily. The rooms will be varied in size and plainly but neatly furnished. Sites for the other three dormitories have not yet been selected. It is estimated that 130,000 women visitors will be accommodated during the fair. The association will issue $125,000 of stock in shares of five dollars each. No one person will be permitted to buy more than $100 of stock. It is expected that industrial and other women will buy the stock. Each share entitles the owner to its face value in room rent. The rooms will be rented out for thirty cents a day. To what extent the association will furnish eating facilities has not yet been determined. It is believed that women who desire to visit the fair will find it of great advantage and convenience thus to have a place to which they can find safe and comfortable lodgment. The dormitories will be managed entirely by women.
Hon. Thomas Savidge received the following letter yesterday from C. E. Bidlack, Dowagiac. The letter shows the value of the got from Mr. Savidge famous three year old Geo. St. Clair.
Dowagiac, Mich., May 19, 1892.
Dear Sir—Beulah, 2:29¼, trial in 2:21. foaled this morning at four o’clock a horse colt, bay, small star, hind feet white, by Geo. St. Clair, Michigan’s champion three year old, 2:20¼. Have an offer of $1,000 for colt in cash. Shall I sell it? Answer me at once by wire.
C. E. BIDLACK.
The grip is around again.
Peach trees are in full blossom.
Congressman Belknap is a cousin of Rear Admiral Belknap.
Grand Haven’s harbor appropriation was fixed at $90,000 by the senate yesterday.
All in favor of a Fourth of July celebration should attend the meeting at the Opera House Wednesday evening.
The new name for the man who throws a banana peel on the sidewalk is a bananrchist, says the Cedar Springs Clipper.
Grand Haven will undoubtedly be made and important life saving supply point for the life stations along the chain of lakes.
John Palmer of the Grand Haven fire department was elected one of the vice presidents of the State firemen’s Association for the ensuing year.
Chas. Dunn, the umbrella tramp, who was picked up tangle footed by Marshal Klaver yesterday, was brought before Justice Pagelson this morning and sentenced to ten days in jail.
Capt. F. A. Mansfield and family are now located at the Park Hotel and are getting that popular hostelry ready for the summer resorters. Mrs. Rice and daughter Kittie of Chicago are with them.
A Grand Rapids special to the Detroit News, says that word has been received there that Ed Ferry is in a private asylum in California and that his mind had become deranged through intense business strain.
The twin passenger steamers Romeo and Juliet of Escanaba are in port today.
Judge Hart has gained a good opinion in this community, by pronouncing sentence upon “Prophet Trowbridge” to the full extent of the law.
Capt. F. A. Mansfield has received an invitation from the Innes Rifles of Grand Rapids, inviting Co. F to be present at the opening of their handsome new armory May 31st. The governor and staff will be present on the occasion.
The Glass Works.
The latest news concerning the disposing of the Glass factory building and site is now eagerly watched for by the citizens of Grand Haven and any article on it is sure to catch you eye and arouse your interest. This is just what the proprietor of The People’s Meat market wants to do. If we can catch your eye and arouse enough interest so that you will call on us, we feel sure that we will get your trade, as it is the neatest meat market in the city. , and the best meats and the choicest cuts are sold at the lowest prices. Also the best stock of pickled pigs feet, tripe, head-cheese corn beef, etc., is always found at the “Peoples.”
WM. VAN SCHELVEN, Prop.
Corner 4th & Fulton Sts.
Meats delivered free.
The sand pump is still at work on the city well. The well has been deepened about four feet.
The general tint of the world’s fair buildings will be pale ivory. Several of them, however, will show modifications of that color.
The Salvation army intends to show at the world’s fair in a compete manner its whole scheme of moral and social reform.
Poor Ludington. The F. & P. M. takes their boats off the Ludington route and to cap the climax her harbor appropriation has been cut down to only $5,000.
Holland is booming a Fourth of July celebration. Our citizens should perfect all arrangements next Wednesday evening, before the Holland boom formulates.
Lumber is now being delivered freely at Muskegon from other points along the east shore of Lake Michigan. Only a few years ago, seemingly, Muskegon was the greatest lumber-producing point in West Michigan.
Washington, May 20.―A cleverly conceived scheme for moving the headquarters of the life-saving district now at Grand Haven to St. Joseph has just been nipped in the bud. Congressman Belknap received a telegram from Mayor Kirby of Grand Haven at a late hour yesterday announcing that Superintendent Robbins had been authorized by the Treasury Department to make this change. Early this morning Mr. Belknap and Ex-Senator Ferry called upon Gen. Kimball, superintendent of the life saving service, and entered a strong protest. They also saw Assistant Secretary Spaulding. An investigation of the case developed the fact that Supt. Robbins was an old resident of St. Joseph and desired to move the station to that city that he might live in his old home. Upon presentation of the facts Secretary Spaulding promptly issued an order directing Supt. Robbins not to move the station under any circumstances. This action of the department is especially important at this time as the officials of the life saving service have decided to establish three principal depots for furnishing supplies of life saving stations throughout the country. One of these will be located on the pacific coast, one on the Atlantic, and the third at Grand Haven to cover the lake region. Arrangements are being made to put this plan into effect within the next six months. No charges have been preferred against Supt. Robbins in connection with the proposed transfer of the station and there is no politics in the matter.—G. R. Democrat.
In no department of the lake marine has there been so marked an evolution as in the passenger carrying line, and in no particular instance is this more manifest than in the reorganized Goodrich Transportation Co. The Goodrich line today stands by long odds at the head of the Lake Michigan passenger carrying business. The fleet which this season will fly the house flag of the firm, the best equipped, most elegantly appointed, and strictly disciplined on the chain of lakes, as well as the most extensive afloat on fresh water. The line consists of nine steamers as follows: Twin screw steel steamer Virginia, Atlanta, Indiana, City of Racine, Menominee, City of Ludington, Chicago, Muskegon, Sheboygan.—Marine Record.
A boy aged about 11 years old named Bronsema was knocked down by a buggy at the corner of Washington and Second streets Saturday night, while watching the band concert. He was not badly injured though unconscious for a time.
The many friends of Edward P. Ferry will feel sorry that he has again lost his mental balance. They will hope that he will recover as formerly and be the source he has ever been of help and good cheer to his fellow men. Ed Ferry is one of those men who honor their Maker as good and loving children honor their parents.―G. R. Press.
The almost successful attempt to move one of our most important offices to St. Joe, ought to be a warning to the people of our city. One of the reasons given for the removal was that Grand haven was a “dead town.” Though we are not dead enough to lose so valuable an office as Headquarters of the Life Saving District, and so efficient an officer as Supt. Robbins, we fear thee is more or less truth in this. We prate of our “superior advantages” and wonder why Providence has not made us a second Chicago and then, with Micawberish resignation, sit down to await the coming of the millennium. The time for passive waiting has passed; if we want the plum we must reach for it and “make long arms” too. The Board of Trade scheme now being discussed is the most feasible one and everyone should take hold of it and lend his individual effort to making it a success. Let the term “dead town" be no more mentioned.
“Prophet” Trowbridge was taken to Jackson Saturday afternoon to begin his three year sentence.
The passenger steamer Joe was inspected Saturday.
The steambarge Francis Hinton is here with a load of timber for Truman & Cooper of Manitowoc, Wis., who have the contract for extending the piers at this port.
The little steamer Rambler will race against six bicyclists from Grand Rapids to this city Sunday, June 19. Six passengers will board the boat and start at six o’clock in the morning, and the wheelmen will start one hour later. The contest is expected to be a spirited one, and those who are to make the run on wheel will go over the route before the event occurs in order to select the best roads.
A Highland Park Idyll.
Oh wither away my pretty maid,
This sultry summer time,
With bundle and box of muslin frocks,
Do you seek a cooler clime?
And the dainty maid answered in pitiless strain
“If you’ve never been there you are not to blame,
But should you go at once, you will go again,
To Highland Park.
Oh! tell me the reason, my pretty maid
Why ‘tis so enchanting and fair.
Are the flowers more sweet or the winds replete
With balms for sorrow and care?
And the saucy maid answered, “that’s all very fine.
Oh! all I can say is, I’d such a good time,
But should you go there you will have to climb
To Highland Park.
There are hillocks and hills both small and great
All made of sugary sand
And they loom up white, in a starry night,
Like a scene from the cold ice land.
And the trees stand out like sentinels tall
Waving their branches they seem to call
Oh! come to our home, there is room for all,
At Highland Park.
Then the lake “Old Michigan” rolls in,
With ripples and crested wave
And the boats dance out with a merry shout
Manned by the fair and brave—
And the bathers bold, mermaids, mermen,
Float out with the tide and back again
Bedecked with pearls by water then,
At Highland Park.
On the wave-kissed shore the children build
Caves and castles grand,
With little feet bare and wind-tossed hair,
They have reached the fairy land.
All night their dreams are of beautiful things
Visions of heaven and angels wings,
For sweet is the lullaby “mother lake” sings
At Highland Park.
Oh the feasts we make with yellow corn
When the picnic fire burns bright;
And the moon looks down without a frown
Tho’ we choose to dance all night.
And the cedar, pine and bitter-sweet
In glad embrace on the hilltop meet
You may read your book in a fair retreat
At Highland Park.
And no one longs for wealth or rank,
Where nature reigneth King;
And who would care, for a mansion fair,
Where birds their home-notes sing.
So cottages quaint but nestle there
“Erin’s Cliff,” “Tangletop,” “Cory-nook” and “Kilkare”
Like a brownie’s palace, no room to spare,
At Highland Park.
So sang the maid with golden hair,
When summer skies were blue
And her bright eyes brought, the jingling thought
That I write down here to you.
Tho’ the summer time of “Ninety-one”
Like a merry dream is over and done
Yet we have its memories, true friends won,
At Highland Park.
Very few of the postal cards known as the ladies’ cards are sold.
It is said that Henry Buswell has sold the rack track property.
Geo. D. Sanford’s building, next to the post office is being fitted up for the life saving office.
Lithographs advertising the Paris Gaiety Co. are being placed on the bill boards today.
One of our business men thinks that when once in good running order, the match factory will be one of Grand Haven’s best manufacturing institutions.
At the regular drill meeting of Co. F last evening an invitation was read from Innes Rifles of Grand Rapids requesting the presence of Co. F at the opening of their new armory.
Many of our citizens are grumbling a great share of the time over what Grand Haven hasn’t got. Never mentioning what we have got. No city of its size in the state is blessed with such solid manufacturing institutions as Grand Haven and they should receive their due share of mention. A gentleman from Manistee recently here, said he was surprised at the number and size of our factories.
Minor court affairs are dull just now.
Co. F. was drilled in the new setting tactics last evening.
M A. VanderMeiden has purchased the American House barber shop of Matt Chambers and will continue the business at the same stand. Mr. chambers will open a shop and bath rooms in the same building recently vacated by B. C. Mansfield.
Geo. Sanford will place a cement walk in front of his residence. David Evans of Muskegon has the job.
A. C. Misner, a brakesman blew out the gas in the Gartley House at Benton Harbor and was asphyxiated. It was at the Estley House in Benton Harbor that Dan Garlich of Grand Haven came to his death in the same manner.
Owosso has secured a large paper mill by raising a bonus of $10,000. There is no reason in the world why this city cannot secure manufacturing enterprises by the same method. Two or three new manufactories here would be worth many thousands of dollars to the city.
Jackson, May 23.―E. L. Trowbridge, the Prince Michaelite sentenced from Grand Haven to three years’ imprisonment for adultery, had his thirty-two inch hair clipped this morning. The prophet objected, but it was useless.
Andrew Hanson, a sailor on the Chicago schooner Horace Tabor, had a remarkable experience on Lake Michigan last week. While en-route to Chicago with a cargo of ties, and fifteen miles off Milwaukee, about midnight Thursday, a squall struck the Bessel and caused her to careen heavily. Hanson and another seaman were standing near the main rigging at the time, and went overboard with a portion of the deck load. Hanson succeeded in making a raft of ties and found support upon it until Friday morning, when a heavy sea from the south broke it up. Hanson secured four of the ties, however, and by crossing them, found further support until assistance reached him from the schooner J. B. Newland at three o’clock Saturday afternoon. The Newland landed Hanson at Racine, where he was placed in St. Luke’s Hospital. His legs, arms and body were badly swollen from his thirty-six hours drenching in the cold waters of the lake.
THE MARVELOUS COSMORAMA OF
THE JOHNSTOWN DISASTER.
Scenes of the brave rescues! Rivers full of dead! Each view enthralls the spectators as they witness the appalling scenes showing man’s inferiority to the powerful forces of nature. This great flood and its remains was photographed on the scene and can now be seen only in this cosmorama, magnified and intensified by powerful lenses until each photograph brings the spectator, as it were, directly before the scene of this awful calamity. In addition to the above, the following great battle scenes of the late war are magnificently portrayed: Battle of Gettysburg, Battle of Chickamauga, Battle of Atlanta, Battle of the Wilderness, Siege of Fort Donelson, Battle of Bull Run; also Capture and death of Sitting Bull, Custer’s Massacre.
Will exhibit tonight and tomorrow night in tent opposite Opera House, corner Second and Franklin streets. Admission 10 cents.
Queen Victoria was 78 years old yesterday.
A replevin case was on in circuit court this morning.
Van Dongen & Jonker have the contract of building the wall of the city well eight feet higher.
Grand Haven can well lay claim to being the best lighted and least benighted city on the east shore.
The work of pumping out the city well was finished this morning after a week’s work. The well has been deepened 8 feet.
S. H. Boyce is having his fine residence painted and papered in elegant style. Those artistic painters of our city, Albers Bros., are doing the work, which insures a first class job.
Samuel Francs, better known as “Duff,” the young man arrested for burglarizing Quick’s store at Allendale, and who plead guilty was sentenced by Judge hart yesterday afternoon to six months in the Ionia house of correction. The sentence was a light one, but may prove beneficial.
John Ruster caught a large eel this afternoon.
An old citizen thinks the big sand hill across the river has fallen about 20 to 30 feet the past 40 years.
Business men should be more careful about locking their buildings nights. Our efficient night watch-man found a door wide open on Washington St. at two o’clock this morning, not having been locked the previous evening.
The memorable words of Benjamin Franklin “If we don’t hang together, we will hang separately,” could be followed to good advantage in this city. This very thing is now Grand Haven’s most serious obstacle, and until our merchants and citizens generally, do hang together, nothing can be accomplished. The local political feud which now enters a great deal into business relations will do this city no good, and should be thrown aside, and everybody, irrespective of party or faction unite and pull together. Organize a board of trade or some similar association and put at is head such men as Geo. W. McBride, T. W. Kirby, Dwight Cutler, G. D. Turner, S. H. Boyce, Silas Kilbourn, Jacob Baar, George A. Farr and several other capable business men we could name.
Hon. Dwight Cutler and G. W. McBride attended the meeting of Akeley College trustees at Grand Rapids yesterday.
The calendar of the University of Michigan just issued shows that of the 2,692 students catalogued in all the departments, 1,322 are from Michigan. Every state in the Union and every foreign country except South America is represented in some one of the departments.
B. C. Mansfield received a handsome bicycle from Grand Rapids this afternoon.
A replevin case in which parties from Wright township were interested was on in the circuit court this morning, and resulted in a verdict for the complainant.
In no previous years has there been so much repairing and building going on in this city as this year. In all parts of the city new sidewalks are being laid, houses repainted and many other improvements on private property.
Foaled in the morning of the 22nd a grand horse colt by Geo. St. Clair, Michigan’s champion three year old, 2:20¼, dam by Louis Napoleon, second dam by a son of Cnyler, 3rd dam the dam of Charlie Hilton, 2:17½, the property of T. Savidge, Spring Lake, Mich.
The Bertschy Brick and Tile company of Fruitport have filed articles of incorporation in Muskegon county. The capital stock is $8,000.
Barnum’s bills are being placed on the bill boards today.
Supt. Congrove is placing Wiley water works into R. Loutitt’s residence today.
Henry Smith will take Frank Hanson’s place as driver of the Spring Lake bus.
Frank Hanson for the past four years driver on the spring Lake “bus” line, has resigned his position and will leave shortly for Campbell, South Dakota, to be employed on a ranch. Frank is an efficient man in any position and will be much missed by his many friends in this city and Spring Lake.
Messrs. Dwight Cutler and Geo. McBride of this city, Will Savidge of Spring Lake, W. B. Williams of Allegan, and E. F. Sweet of Grand Rapids, members of the board of trustees of the Akeley Insitute, met at the Livingston hotel, Grand Rapids, Tuesday night. They decided to issue $12,000 in six per cent, bonds to raise the necessary funds to complete the additions to the college building and to make other improvements and the contracts for the plumbing to McCauley Bros. of Grand Rapids.
A lamp exploding nearly caused the destruction of Mrs. T. Vander Zalm’s residence on Clinton St. between Second and Third Sts. Last night. A burning lamp which had been left standing in the rear kitchen exploded about half past nine. An alarm was immediately given by Duke Yonker, Garret Dykema and Bob Veenstra who were near by, and the fire department were soon on the scene and had the flames under control. The furniture is damaged to the extent of $250. The furniture and building are fully insured.
If you wish to see one of the busiest places in the city, take a walk up Washington street just over the C. & W. M. railroad track. There is located there, eight thriving business places, two groceries, shoe store, meat market, barber shop, tailor shop, feed store and a repair shop.
Manager F. A. Mansfield of the Highland Park hotel has received a letter stating that a party of six from Joliet wish to have rooms for an entire season. This same party were here two weeks last year and speak in the highest and most commendable terms of the hotel and its management and instead of remaining only two weeks as last year they will stay the entire season. Mr. Mansfield daily receives letters from former resorters speaking in the same terms, attesting to himself and amiable wife’s ability in hotel management.
The revenue cutter Andy Johnson was in port yesterday, leaving early this morning.
The pleasure yacht Margaret is being fitted out in Spring Lake. The owner, Mr. N. F. Avery of Grand Rapids, will take a three months cruise in her around the lakes.
Mayor Kirby has issued a proclamation requesting a general observance of Decoration Day by our citizens.
The crew of the twin screw steel passenger steamer Virginia, of the Goodrich Line, numbers all told 64 persons as follows: Master, 3 mate, 3 engineers, 4 greasers, 8 firemen, 2 water-tenders, steward, clerk, 3 wheelsmen, 2 watchmen, 2 look-out men, 14 deck hands, 4 cooks, 2 cabin maids, 15 cabin boys and waiters.
The passenger steamer Joe has gone to Charlevoix to be used in the excursion business. She is now owned by Capt. J. M. Bradley of Muskegon.
The grocerymen of the city have decided to close their places of business at 9 o’clock Monday morning (Decoration Day) for the remainder of the day.
The Grand Rapids Leader in speaking of the projected railroad between Grand Rapids and this city says: “It is no less than another line from Grand Rapids to Grand Haven to connect with an independent boat line to Milwaukee. Mr. Boynton has had the survey made which covers the old M. & O. road bed already graded, and follows along the river where the grade is light. The proposed line will touch the plaster mines at Grandville and Jenison and run through Georgetown, Blendon and other fertile townships in Ottawa county. Mr. Boynton has presented his plan to a number of solid business men and and heavy shippers and has been assured by them that he has the line the city needs. The grade is such that engines can carry double the freight that can be hauled over the stiff grade of the D., G.H. & M. road and if the road were built it would go a long way toward solving the western freight problem that has been bothering the board of trade for so long a time, these gentlemen say.
A FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION.
We Will Have One.
A gathering of citizens, mostly representative business men met at the Opera House last evening pursuant to call. George D. Sanford called the meeting to order and George W. McBride was elected chairman of the meeting and Alexander Hamilton secretary. Mr. McBride stated that the meeting was called to make some arrangements for the purpose of observance of Fourth of July in this city. The chairman favored a celebration worthy of the town and thought steps should be taken at once. Favored obtaining an orator of national or state repute for the occasion.
After several of those present had stated their views, a motion was made to elect committees on finance and arrangement. The motion was carried and the following finance committeemen elected: Geo. D. Sandford, Jurrien Ball, Joseph Koeltz, G. Juistema, D. A. Lane, F. A. Hutty and Wm. Thielman.
A committee on arrangement was elected as follows: H. G. Nichols, F. A. Mansfield, A. J. Emlaw, W. L. R. A. Andres, T. W. Kirby and Jacob Vander Veen. The committee on arrangements was given power to appoint the different sub-committees such as committee on games, military, etc.
On motion the meeting adjourned subject to the call of the chairman.
Yesterday, while Fred Warber’s family on Washington Ave. were at dinner, a shot was fired from the orchard across the street, which came near doing damage to the Warber’s little son Willie, who was in front of the house playing with his tricycle. One of the bird shots struck a wheel of the little carriage, and half a dozen shot holes are in the wood work of the storm house. The shot was fired by a boy who is known and must have leveled the gun horizontally. We will not name the boy, but such shooting endangers life and limb, and cannot be stopped too quickly. And if the marshal desires to know who the careless boy was, let him call on Mr. Warber. JUVENIS JR.
Bicyclists should ride with care on the main streets of the city. A lady was run into the other day and quite badly bruised, by one of our wheelmen.
Foaled on the morning of May 24th, a grand horse colt, by Geo. St. Clair. Michigan’s champion three-year-old, 2:20¼, first dam Curiosity by Enquirer, dam of Beulah, 2:29¼, second dam Mollie Higgins by Joe Downing 710.
Hon. Thomas Savidge and his Floral Stock Farm have brought the name of Spring Lake and also Grand Haven before the leading trot horse men and breeders in the Union.
The C. & W. M. R’y is placing new cross stick telegraph poles all along the line and have just reached this city.
We are asked by the Grand Rapids Bicycle club to invite all the wheelmen and ladies of this city to take part in the meet in the “Valley City” Decoration Day. A fine program has been arranged and all visitors will be entertained in royal style. The program consists of a large parade and a 20 mile road race in the forenoon, a run to North Park (4 miles) in the afternoon and a grand ball in the evening at their club rooms.
The Musical at Akeley last night was an occasion to be remembered. The progress made by the pupils was marked, and Messrs. Post and Campbell are to be congratulated on their eminent success, in bringing the pupils of the Institute up to their present grade of efficiency. The class ourside of the Institute collaborated with their fellow-students, making the evening one of rare pleasure. The recital was well attended by those interested in the work of the Institute, and that occasions of this nature in bringing them together, do much to heighten this interest and aid in showing what is being done.
[Musical program on newspaper microfilm at Loutit Library.]
The meeting called last evening for the purpose of formulating some plans for the organization of a Board of Trade was called to order at 8:00 o’clock in the city hall by Hon. G. W. McBride. On motion A. J. Emlaw was elected chairman and G. D. Turner was secretary.
Mr. McBride was called upon to give the purpose and the plans of the meeting and stated it briefly. In the course of his remarks he said that a Board of Trade or some similar organization was very necessary to bring out the advantages of Grand Haven. Said the young men with plenty of enterprise and life should be put at the head.
Mr. J. W. Boynton, head of the projected railroad, and A. A. Crippen and Dr. A. E. Luton, prominent real estate and business men of Grand Rapids were present, and were asked to make a few remarks. Mr. Boynton gave briefly the general pan of the railroad, and offered to bond himself to give Grand Haven 25,000 population in five years if $50,000 dollars were subscribed in Grand Haven for the road
Mr. Crippen had very little to say but Dr. Luton made a lively speech advocating the necessity of a Board of Trade. Both himself and Mr. Crippen are heavy buyers in real estate, and he said when an organization was affected they could talk with them on business.
After remarks by others a committee of five as follows, Jacob Baar, James Hancock, S. M. Wright, D. A. Lane and J. D. Duursema was elected to draw up articles of organization.
Dr. Luton reminded this committee that a meeting should be called as soon as possible to show their plans. Said he could furnish the by-laws of the Grand Rapids Board of Trade so as to give an insight in the workings of such organizations.
Mr. Baar in a neat speech thanked the gentlemen for his kindness but thought a good set of by-laws could be drafted here without copying from Grand Rapid’s. Said another meeting could be called for this evening and the plans shown. On motion meeting adjourned. The committee on organization will meet in the city hall at 8 o’clock this evening.
The committee will recommended a preliminary plan to precede a permanent organization.
Monday being Decoration Day and a legal holiday we issue no paper.
Nothing is more needed these days than the street sprinkler.
Grand Haven’s cyclists should take part in a body in the Decoration Day parade.
Grand Haven business men are bound to have a big booming board of trade.—G. R. Press.
Several of the older teachers will resign, it is reported at the end of the school term.
Alfred Enouy’s boats are all in ship shape and now ready for fishing parties and pleasure rides. He has also nice minnows.
The public meetings that have been held this week and last, have evoked much interest from our citizens. The Board of Trade project has been the subject of much talk and the right enthusiasm is being awakened. The young bloods put at the head are all capable, enterprising gentlemen, and will look well after the city’s interests. By next week we hope to see everything completed and the town enjoying a healthful boom.
The bare footed boy is making his appearance.
Dr. Fred Graves will take charge of the springs at the Spring Lake House, Monday.
Levi Wickham is putting on metropolitan airs by placing, the street number on the door of his barber shop.
Samuel Francs other wise known as “Duff” was taken to Ionia yesterday morning by Sheriff Vaupell to begin his six months sentence in the House of Correction.
The boy vandals, of which Grand Haven has a large number, are now causing the electric light company great expense, by breaking their globes at every opportunity.
Any boy or person caught throwing at or breaking any of the electric light globes will hereafter be dealt with severely.
A large number of long and heavy timbers have been brought here for the repair of the south pier.
A member of Co. F. claims that the exploding cartridges of the target shooters caused the heavy shower of rain yesterday afternoon.
Mr. Hutchinson, the Peach Plains celery grower, made the first shipment of that vegetable from this vicinity yesterday.
The committee circulating the paper for the improvement board report that the business men with hardly an exception sign to join, and manifest an earnest and determined feeling that something shall be done to bring Grand Haven to the front.
T. W. Kirby’s new tug the “Deer” was launched yesterday afternoon. Her dimensions are length over all, 87 feet; beam, 18 ft.; hold, 7 ft. The engine is a fore and aft compound 10x20, 12 stroke. The boiler is of the steel 6½ inch shell, 12 ft. long. The tug is capable of making 16 miles an hour and will be used for deep water fishing—going into the middle of Lake Michigan. She will be ready next week to begin work.
Capt. R. finch claims that the best way to do scientific shooting is to employ the same tactics as a billiardist or pool player. A base or stone is placed on the ground in a range within the target, and the shots are aimed so as to hit this and then bound to the target. Mr. Finch tried this yesterday in the rifle practice and was badly beaten, but is not the least discouraged, claiming that practice will bring it about successfully, and a new era in scientific shooting begun.
Capt. Mitchell of the new river boat “Valley City” expects to have her running by June 10th.
A long lanky Muskegonite, a little the worse for liquor kept the crowd at the C. & W. M. depot in good humor yesterday, while waiting for the train to Muskegon. The fellow is said to have got off at Muskegon Heights and before he left proposed three cheers for Wm. Andres and the citizens of Grand Haven in general.
Decoration Day in this City.
The Memorial Day exercises were better than eve this year. The parade was larger and more impressive, and barring the weather everything passed off nicely.
It was 9:30 yesterday morning when the parade started from the Court House square to Lake forest cemetery. There was only one thing to mar the proceedings and that was the light sprinkle which developed into a shower before they had gone many blocks. Notwithstanding this the streets were crowded.
The City Band led the march followed by Co. F to the number of 50 men. After Co F came Weatherwax Post G. A. R. led by Commander Scott. The post was out in heavy force which led one of the bystanders to remark that it would be many years before we see the last of them.
Highland Tent Knights of Maccabees presented an imposing array, 63 members marching. The city fire department occupied an open carriage and were followed by the Weatherwax Releif Corps, orator, chaplain, singers and citizens.
On account of the rain the oration and other exercises of the G. A. R. took place in the Opera House instead of at the cemetery as announced in program.
The singing of the quartette (?) was particularly fine.
The orator of the day, Hon. J. V. B. Goodrich, delivered a masterly oration, which was listened to with rapt attention. Mr. Goodrich dwelt on the various phases of the gigantic conflict, in which the illustrious dead, whose graves were yesterday beautified and adorned by the loving hands of comrades. He avoided, with much tact, the quicksand of “Jingoism,” and his speech from end to end was characterized by deliberation and liberal thought. He did not fail, however, to predict that, should the occasion ever arise, as willing hands and as strong hearts would be found to spring to the defense of “Old Glory,” as were found in ’61. He closed with a beautiful and impressive dedication of the Nation’s Soldiers to the Great Captain Washington.
The K. O. T. M. held their beautiful and impressive ceremonies at the cemetery. Col. E. P. Gibbs delivered the address. The grave of Simon Werkman was beautifully decorated with floral offerings by his brother knights.