The Evening Tribune

Grand Haven, Mich. May, 1894



   There is no immediate prospect of the Fruitport blast furnace starting up.


   The Grand Rapids morning papers are about to put in type-setting machines.


   Col. Haynes who inspects Co. F tomorrow night, inspected Kalamazoo company last week and took exception to the tan shoes and rubbers worn by some of the members.


   A man named Stubb Johnson is organizing a Coxey army in Muskegon.  He expects to gather 100 men there and pick up a lot of recruits here and Spring Lake.


   Harry Oaks opens his popular lunch room at the D., G. H. & M. depot tomorrow.  As in past seasons lunches can be served at any time, and Mr. Oaks will be on hand to supply the early morning fishermen.


   In this morning’s Grand Rapids Democrat is a likeness of Mayor John Vaupell and the following sketch of his life.  John Vaupell is the gentleman who has been authorized to dance around Grand Haven’s mayoralty may pole today.  Mr. Vaupell is known all through Western Michigan by his excellent record as sheriff of Ottawa Co., for four years, but he is bearing his new honor gracefully and with becoming modesty.  Mayor Vaupell was born in Groveland, New York forty two years ago and came to Holland, Ottawa Co., when eight years old.  His first business venture was with E. J. Harrington in the lumber line.  He served as marshal of Holland four years.  He was elected sheriff in 1880 and re-elected in 1882.  Mr. Vaupell has been a resident of Grand Haven since 1880, and previous to his election as mayor has represented his ward in the common council several terms.  He is secretary of the Grand Haven Leather Co., and is recognized as an all around good citizen who posses all the qualifications necessary for a successful executive.


   The Grand Haven trout hunters are suppose to be cleaning all of that gamey fish out of Cedar Creek today.


   Thomas Savidge now has four colts on Floral Stock Farm, Spring Lake, foals of ’94, from Geo. St. Clair.


   More attention is being paid to flushing the city water mains and the water all over the city tastes and appears as fine as it possibly could.


   The farmers of Grand Haven township appear to be prosperous.  Ed. Millman, Stephen Harry, Henry Neitering, Wm. Strasburg, Chas. Wenger and Chas. Behm are all building large barns and granaries.


   The lightning fixtures in the new court house are now nearly all in place, and next Monday night, Mr. Barron who has had charge of the job will have the entire court house lit up for a trial test.  The fixtures are very handsome and in keeping with the rest of the building.


   In the history of the Grand Haven weather bureau, April 30, 1894 will go on record as the warmest April day since the establishment of the station.  The temperature went to 83 degrees and coming as it did this early, was felt as much as a 95 or 100 degree temperature will be felt in August.  A refreshing thunder storm came up at 6:30 cooling off the atmosphere.


Death of Senator Stockbridge.

   To a majority of Michigan citizens the death of Francis B. Stockbridge, which occurred in Chicago at 7:00 o’clock last night, was unexpected.  Although he was known to be sick, the extent or seriousness of his illness was unknown to all but his friends.  He was born in Bath, Maine, in 1828 and came to Michigan in 1853, settling in Allegan county at the mouth of the Kalamazoo river.  Engaging in the lumbering business, he gradually grew wealthy and in 1874 moved to Kalamazoo.  He was married in 1863 to a sister of the late Judge Arnold.

   Mr. Stockbridge was Republican from the earliest days of the party in Michigan, but he was too busy with the active management of his growing business interests to dabble in politics until 1886, by which time he had acquired a comfortable fortune.  In 1889 he was prominent as a candidate for governor.

   In the famous senatorial contest of 1883 Senator Stockbridge was one of T. W. Kirby’s most influential supporters.  In 1887 he himself was elected U. S. senator and re-elected again last year.


   N. Robbins, jr., Geo. Wyman, Wm. H. Loutit and Henry Baar represent Grand Haven at the trout streams.


   Representative Richardson has appeared before the house committee on public buildings, urging that some action be taken for the establishment of a public building at Grand Haven, and he hopes that the committee will look with favor on the project.  This place is one of those named in a bill that is reported to the house, providing for the disestablishment of all custom ports in the country where the receipts do not equal the expenditures.  “As a matter of fact, however,” said Mr. Richardson, “the receipts at Grand Haven have increased phenomenally in the last year—to the extent of 100 per cent—so that it would be a bad move to do away with the custom post now.  This wonderful increase in business has taken place since the bill was drafted.  Furthermore, I have learned that custom ports in twenty-two different states are affected by this bill, and I think it will have a hard time to secure favorable consideration.”


Common Council.


   [The complete proceedings of the Common Council as presented in the Tribune are beyond the scope of this project and only the more interesting passages are noted here in edited form.  The complete records can me seen on the Tribune microfilm at the Loutit Library.]


   B. F. Sherman of Bass River made offer in writing of ten dollars for title of the city to the one acre gravel pit near Bass River.  On motion of Ald. Glerum the matter was referred to the committee on public buildings and property.

   Alderman Glerum reported that the road side on the marsh north of 7th St. bridge was used for a dumping place of refuse by private persons and as such was a public nuisance.  After some informal discussion, Alderman Thieleman moved that the committee on streets, roads and bridges find a dumping ground for public use, which motion was carried.

   Alderman Glerum reported that the streets, roads and bridges committee had let the work of clearing Highland Park streets of drifted sand for $24.00.

   Alderman Verhoeks from the committee on public buildings and property recommended removal of the sheds and wood on the City Hall grounds and on motion of Alderman Thieleman that committee was empowered to act in such removal on a vote of yeas and nays, all the aldermen voting yes.

   Alderman Nyland moved that the committee on poor serve notice on all the saloon keepers of the city to sell no intoxicating drinks to persons who are receiving assistance from the city as poor persons, which motion carried unanimously.




Fourth of July Meeting.

   A meeting is called of the citizens of Grand Haven at the Opera House, Thursday evening, May 3, at 8 o’clock for the purpose of appointing committee to confer with the court house committee and transact such other business as may come up.  Everybody turn out and assist in the starter for the greatest Fourth of July celebration in the history of the city.  F. A. Hutty, Chairman.

D. A. Lane, Sec.


   The last crib will probably be added to the south pier this week.  It is already completed but will have to be sunk in very calm weather.  The crib is 100 feet long.  Two 100 foot cribs and one 50 foot crib are under construction for the north pier.


   By no means one of the least of Marshal Andres functions are the duties devolved upon him as truant officer.  He has to watch out for truant school children and runaways and is already held in awe by these incorrigibles.


   Fred Long, the famous “yellow” painter is again in jail.  He was arrested last night for being drunk and boisterously conducting himself.  Before Judge Pagelson this morning he plead not guilty and demanded a trial.  The trial was set for next Saturday.  Long has served two short terms in jail for the same offence and if found guilty this time will probably be sent to Detroit.


   D. VerWy made preparations today to move the court house.


   The Coxey army movement is gradually getting nearer home.


   Ex-Governor Luce is mentioned prominently as Senator Stockbridge’s successor.


   The barges Francis Hinton and Philetus Sawyer are in with a cargo of stone for the new pier crib.


   N. Robbins jr. is repairing that part of his dock upon which the old ware house stands.


   N. Robbins jr. has leased the property on the south of his dock.  The old ware house on the property will be converted into a cooper shop under the management  of Mr. Spears.


   One of the things that Grand Haven gains from being the capital of Ottawa county is the ex-county officers, many of whom remain in the city permanently after their terms of officer expired.


   Henry Van Hall who has bought the brick over the vaults of the old court house will get about 30,000 from there.  He has sold 16,000.


   Wm. Vanden Berg has the contract for furnishing labor for the sinking of the new pier crib.  It will be sunk the first fine weather.  Thirty-five cents an hour will be paid the men.


   The mayor and two of the city aldermen are the only bicyclists in the city council.


   The big whaleback passenger stmr. Christopher Columbus which was the feature of the lake travel to the World’s Fair last summer will be brought to Chicago  again this season and will run a general excursion business.


   At the rate that smallpox is increasing in Chicago, Muskegonites would do well to know their surroundings when visiting there.  Smallpox does not inspire the general terror that it did years ago, but it should not be forgotten that smallpox sometimes kills says a Muskegon exchange.


   All the U. S. senators form the south except two served in the Confederate army and fourteen from the north in the Federal army.


   The dandelions are already open and many of the fields and meadows are thickly sprinkled with yellow.  Spring is about two weeks in advance of an average year.


   A Grand Haven man named Taylor, who settled on Grand River in an early day, is authority for the following:  In 1875 he discovered that ordinary turtles found in great numbers along the river would live after their heads were cut off, so he caught a dozen of them, cut the date “Aug. 3, 1875” in their shells, cut off their heads and placed them back in the water.  This week he found one of the turtles very much increased in size with a new and perfect head.  There was just a perceptible ridge around the neck where the new head started to grow on.—Detroit News.


   A Writer in the Detroit Tribune speaking of the relations between Senator Stockbridge and T. W. Ferry says:  “His diagnosis of a political situation was remarkably accurate.  He was always confident.  He was a good political general and was of vast service to Ferry in the memorable struggle at the time of Ferry’s first election, when Ferry, ex-Governor Blair, Jacob M. Howard were fighting for supremacy.  He was even in those days a tower of strength to Ferry and always his warm adherent, as he was of Chandler in the struggle of ’75 when Christiancy was elected.”




Fourth of July Meeting.



    A meeting is called of the citizens of Grand Haven at the Opera House, Thursday evening, May 3, at 8 o’clock for the purpose of appointing committee to confer with the court house committee and transact such other business as may come up.  Everybody turn out and assist in the starter for the greatest Fourth of July celebration in the history of the city.  

F. A. Hutty, Cahirman.

D. A. Lane, Sec.


   The city should build a narrow walk to the pumping station.


    The new pier crib will probably be sunk tomorrow if the weather permits.


   Perch have not been biting very well at the pier the last few days and the fish that are caught are small.


   The “r” having dropped out of the month, oysters of course are out of season.


   Postmaster Baar reports the Columbian stamps at this office to be nearly all sold out.


   The Grand Rapids Athletic Club will shortly add basket ball to its list of sports.


   The general hard times greatly affect the fish business.  Plenty are being caught but the sales are way down below average.


   Trout are biting unusually good this year.  The Grand Haven contingent had great luck with the speckled beauties.


   The city has been very slack in past years in looking after water takers.  There are renters who have received water for several years without paying a cent.


   Every citizen should attend the Fourth of July meeting tonight.


   There are only three Presbyterian churches in this county, here, and at Ferrysburg and at Spring Lake.


   For the first time in thirty years that well known hostelry known as the Washington House is closed and without a landlord.  It was kept by John Young for eight years and since he left a manager, about a year ago, no less than three landlords have been in charge.


   Alderman Koeltz has two plans for an increased and better supply of water for the city.  One is to sink a large well just north of the present one and connect the two with a large pipe.  The other scheme is to run mains from the pump house to the lake and sink a number of wells along the lake shore.  The water delivered from there would be pure, filtered lake water.  A pony pump could be placed in the pumping station to convey it.  Mr. Koletz is rather in favor of the lake idea.  He says that it would take 2,100 or 2,300 feet of pipe to do this, but the city has on hand two-thirds of that amount.  The members of the council will probably look over ground this week and decide upon some plan by next meeting.


Co. F Inspection.

   Co. F was inspected at its armory last evening by Inspector General Haynes.  About 45 members were present, seventy percent of the company.  Their uniforms and brasses had been brushed and polished and they were a fine appearing body of men as they lined up for inspection.  General Haynes expressed himself as greatly pleased with the armory and said it is one of which the company and citizens of Grand Haven should feel proud.  The lockers were in good order.  The uniforms were also O. K. with the exception of the caps which the inspector said could receive more brushing to good advantage.

   Special stress was laid on the attendance at drills of the company.  The general had examined the rolls during the day and discovered that nineteen members were very negligent in their attendance at drills.  He so expressed himself and said that all members who do not attend drills should resign form the company or expect a dishonorable discharge.  If in thirty days these negligent members did not do better they would be dishonorably discharged from the service.

   The inspector is an out-spoken man and his manner of expressing himself convinced all that he meant just what he said.  His words of advice and caution last night will do the company a world of good it is believed. 

   The commanding officers by executing their authority would help a great deal and give the company a tone.

   After the inspection a hop was held on the floor of the Opera House.


   There are six G. A. R. posts in this county, one at Grand Haven, Nunica, Coopersville, Holland, Spring Lake and Allendale.


   An engine has taken the place of a water motor in the White Laundry.


   Wm. Alden Smith is boomed for congress from this district by the Grand Rapids Herald.       


   It seems that gold as well as whiskey was buried near Grand Haven long ago by Rix Robinson who feared Uncle Sam's vengeance for violating the revenue laws.  S. R. Van Drezer of Saranac, says he found $100 of the gold in the summer of 1844. The rains had blown away the sands which covered it. Mr. Van Drezers testimony confirms the history story.— Detroit News.


   How often do our citizens realize that Grand Haven is located at the mouth of the greatest river in Michigan.  A river whose distance, if it traveled straight would stretch across the state.  As it is, from it’s source in Jackson county it passes through the counties of Jackson, Ingham, Eaton, Ionia, Kent and Ottawa.


   The weather bureau, with a view to making its operations as beneficial to marine interests as possible, has been experimenting to see if forecasts of high or low water at different parts of the lake system can be made with sufficient accuracy to be useful.  [seiche?]


   The law authorizing boards of health to furnish vaccination is a s follows:  “That the board of health of each city, village and township may, at any time, direct its health physician to offer vaccination, with bovine vaccine virus, to every child not previously vaccinated and to all other persons who have not been vaccinated within the preceding five years, without cost to the persons (person) vaccinated but at the expense of such city, village or township, as the case may be.”


   For a long time the fish tugs have made it a practice to clean their boilers at the slip, foot of Washington St., using water from a city hydrant.  Supt. Dykema is going to make a charge for all water for that purpose henceforth.




   The Battle Creek Moon is urging the citizens of that town to help along Jerry Boynton’s railway.


    The last crib to be add to the south pier was sunk this morning and the labor performed by a big gang of men.


   At the public meeting held at the Opera House last night good committees were appointed to devise ways and means for a proper celebration of Independence Day.


   At the great celebration of July 4th two years ago, not a loaf of bread was left in the city on the night of Independence Day.  It shows that Fourth of July celebrations pay.


   Fred Long the traveling painter who was arrested for drunkenness changed his mind about having a trial and was brought before Judge Pagelson this morning and sent to jail for ten days.  Long says he will leave town when his sentence expires.


   A Chicago man who recently bought 80 acres of land in Robinson is planting it to tobacco.  Tobacco has been raised in this vicinity, but not in large quantities.  A great amount is raised in Wisconsin and there is no reason why the same cannot be done here.


   Many marine engineers will learn with regret the resignation of Myron Scott, inspector of boilers for the Eighth district, with headquarters here.  Mr. Scott was obliged to make the step on account of ill health and it has been accepted by Secretary Carlisle.  Mr. Scott has been connected with the local inspector’s office for about eight years, and by his courteous and obliging way has made friends of all with whom he has been connected in this district.  The local board loses a valuable member.


   There is every prospect of a big apple crop this year.


   The following dispatch from Nunica appeared this morning’s Grand Rapids Herald:  “The temperance people of Ottawa county will meet in Grand Haven on May 19 to decide whether or not the question of local option shall be submitted to the voters of the county.”


    The schooner Mary Ellen Cooke, now in port with a cargo of lumber for John Macfie was built here by Duncan Robertson in 1875.  She is the schooner which some years ago gained notoriety by going over the Chicago break water.  One big sea threw her on the break water and another took her off. Her strong timbers withstood the experience with very little harm.


   Grand Raids Democrat:—One of Cadillac’s girl bicyclists got her skirt wound up in the sprocket wheel in such a manner that she had to walk home while the wicked wheel was carried by the by-standers, and even after the procession reached shelter it was found necessary to take the wheel apart to release her.  It is said to have been a very awkward situation all around.


   Ed. Brown has challenged M. J. Dwyer of Grand Rapids to wrestle best two out of three, catch as catch can for $50 to $100 aside and gate receipts in either Grand Rapids or Grand Haven as he may choose.  Or private match to take place any time inside of two weeks.  My money is up in hands of John Boyink, Grand Haven.  Wrestle must be to a finish.”




   The heaviest electrical storm of the year occurred this morning.


   It is possible that the court house furniture will arrive next week.


   Two insane persons were taken to the asylum from this county this week.


   Some enthusiastic fishermen were noticed at the pier this morning during the thunderstorm fishing, and seeming to take enjoyment in the soaking.


   The pier crib was sunk successfully at the end of the south pier.  Over 200 cords of stone was unladed into the crib and a tug is expected with more from Wisconsin.


   A night watchman guards the old court house, now being prepared to be moved to Columbus street.  Wild rumors have been going the rounds for several days, of a plot to burn the building by those opposed to its use as a parochial school.


   The three new commissioned officers of Co. F, are all single men; the first time such a case occurred in the history of the company.  Considering that they are all good looking it wouldn’t be surprising if they joined the benedicts before holding their present positions very long.


   Ex-United States senator Thomas W. Ferry of Grand Haven was at the Morton House this morning and in company with Capt. Geo. W. McBride left for his home this afternoon.  The veteran politician says that he is getting back to fairly good health but is not strong enough to engage in the warfare of politics.—G. R. Press.


   A shipment of 300 cases of matches was made by the match factory yesterday.


   A Spring Lake man discovered and egg the other day weighing 4¾ ounces and nearly as large as a baseball.


   Every citizen should subscribe liberally for the Fourth of July celebration.  Though some will be benefited more than others the whole city gains thereby.  The big celebration of two years ago put hundreds of dollars in circulation here and the same will be done this year.


Company F Selects Edward H. Andres for Captain.

   At its election last evening, Co. F elected Edward Andres, captain; Ferdinand Harbeck, first lieutenant; and Phil Rosbach, jr., second lieutenant.  All the officers were elected unanimously.

   Captain Andres thanked the company in a neat little speech, for the honor conferred upon him and pledged himself to fill the office to the best of his ability.  He urged the members to attend to the duties and drills of the company, and keep its name at its present high standard.  “Officers do not make a company,” said Mr. Andres, “but the privates upon whom falls the bulk of the work.”

   The new captain gave the boys some good advice and hoped for the continued prosperity of Co. F.

   Capt. Andres has seen much military service since he enlisted as private, June 1st, 1883.  That was while the late Capt. S. C. Mower commanded the company.  In the month of May, 1885, Mr. Andres was made a corporal and two years later, in June was promoted to sergeant.  October 12, 1887, he was elected second lieutenant, the same date that F. A. Mansfield was made captain.  He bore the insignia of second lieutenant for over six years, and was ranking second lieutenant in the Michigan militia.  Last October he was made first lieutenant and last night was elected captain, vice Baltus Pellegrom resigned.

   He has climbed steadily round after round, all the positions of the company to its command, and takes pride in the fact that he has attended all the state encampments since he was mustered in, with the exception of two.

   The two lieutenants are old company men and are well adapted for the positions.

   Capt. Andres will appoint non-commissioned officers shortly.  All members will be required to attend drills regularly.

   The company at present stands on good footing and the finances are in fair condition.  Fifty-four names are on the roll of members and the boys feel proud of one of the finest armories in the state.  All in all, Co. F’s future prospects are bright.

   It might be out of place here to name the past captains of the company.  Frank E. Yates was captain when mustered in 1879.  G. W. McBride and S. C. Mower were lieutenants. Yates is the great ex-sculler and at present is in Chicago and has a reputation as a fencer.

   The following year S. C. Mower was elected captain and continued in command until 1884.  H. F. Harbeck was captain until 1887, when F. H. Mansfield was elected.  The promotion of Capt. Mansfield raised Lieutenant Pellegrom to the command and Capt. Andres succeeds him.        


   The Clinker Boat Co. of Spring Lake is doing a big business.


   Representative Richardson, speaking of the bill to abolish the Grand Haven custom house said to the Grand Rapids Press:  “The bill was referred to a committee and the chairman called on the department for an opinion.  The department recommended that all but two in Texas be discontinued, and there the matter rests.  I have been looking the matter up and have hopes that the Grand Haven office be retained.  It is claimed that in 1893 it cost $28.44 to collect each dollar of duty.  That was in a dull season, however, and the present showing is much better.  The glass factor lately established is importing considerable German and French plate for beveling, and so far this year the receipts have been $2,000 as against $200 for the corresponding year.  This brings the cost down to $2 for each $1 collected.  The Grand Haven office has supervision of 350 miles of the coast, with 30 harbors and ten sub ports.  Many records and histories are kept there, and 76 foreign vessels are registered.  If this office is abolished the territory will have to be added to the Chicago or Detroit office, and it would be impossible for either to keep watch of all these miles of coast and sub ports as it ought to be done.  The entire cost of the office, anyway, is only $5,000, and I do not believe the work can be down any cheaper if the office is abolished.  I have labored with the assistant secretary, and think that he will report to the committee against the proposed action.  I have also done considerable work with the chairman of the committee, and think he is inclined to retain the office.”




   Chicago will have a whaleback tug.


   Cadillac has about 6,000 people, 300 of whom ride on bicycles.


   The sound of the frog and whippoorwill is already heard.


   A very heavy sea compelled the fish tugs to remain in port today.


   The boating season with its accidents is already at hand.


   The heavy rains of Saturday and Sunday sent all growing things ahead with a push.


   The schooner Lena Behm came in with a cargo of lumber Saturday leaking badly.


   R. K. Stallings of the glass factory has kindly given a handsome mirror to the Y. M. C. A.


   The World’s exposition at Antwerp opened with 35,000 people.


   The only arrivals reported today at the Custom House were the steamer Wisconsin with sundries and the tug Evenson with stone.  [pier construction]


   Capt. Bateau is fitted out the schooner David Mary at Spring Lake.  A mill is being built there which the Macy will carry to Canada.


   At present day the most public place in the city is, naturally, the post office.  In a few years when Grand Haven has a population of 15,000 its public glory will have parted and mail carriers bring our mail to our doors.


   A party of three lads of Spring Lake who were sailing on that lake had a narrow escape from drowning yesterday.  The boat capsized and two of the party who could not swim managed to cling to the bottom of the craft.  The other swam ashore and summoned help and managed to save the others.


   Mrs. W. B. Folger of Grand Rapids has introduced the divided skirt among lady bicyclists of Grand Rapids.  This summer she will ride to Niagara Falls with her husband and thence by wheel and boat to Montreal and Quebec and the Thousand Islands.  Returning they propose to cover the distance almost entirely by wheel.


   The name of Robert Radeke of Grand Haven, will be presented at the next Republican state convention for the office of auditor general.  Mr. Radeke is connected with the U.S. steamboat inspector’s office at Grand Haven, is an astute politician, and is known as the friend of every marine man in western Michigan.  The men urging him to make the race are confident of a big delegation from the Grand Haven section.—Detroit Journal.


   The rain fall the past three days exceeds one and a half inches.


   The G. H. A. C. have received their ball and now are practicing the new game of basket ball.


   A German citizen, informs the Tribune that the commissioned officers of Co. F are not only bachelors, but all of German Parentage as well.


   F. E. Payne, a photographer from Muskegon, will open his portable photograph gallery near the C. & W. M. depot tomorrow.


   Akeley Institute has recently added a new concert grand piano to its musical conservatory.  The instrument was manufactured to order and is said to be the finest in the state.


Suicide in Spring Lake.

   Mrs. Rilje Bulthuis, a widow woman of Spring Lake was found hanging in the cellar of her home in that village yesterday morning.  She lived in the house with her two daughters and a brother and was noticed yet by them at midnight Saturday.  It is believed that in the early morning hours of yesterday she went to the cellar and arranged the noose that caused her death.  Her body was found by members of the family.  No reason is known for the rash deed.

   Mrs. Bulthuis was about 62 years of age.  Her husband, a mill laborer, was killed fourteen years ago by falling off a lumber pile at Sisson’s and Lilley’s dock.  She has three daughters, two of whom live in Spring Lake.

   This is the second death by suicide in Spring Lake within a few weeks.  Mrs. Reitzema the other suicide was a neighbor of Mrs. Bullthuis.  Both were well known here


   The steamer City of Milwaukee left for Milwaukee Sunday to commence the regular run of the season on schedule time, alternate nights with the prop. Wisconsin.  The Chicago board of steamboat inspectors put the test on the boilers, also inspected the entire hull and equipments of the steamer and pronounced everything in accordance with the law.  The steamer is looking as well this spring as ever, having received a fine coat of paint and other improvements.  She is officered this season as follows:  D. Mclaughlin, master; John Smith, first mate; Dan Long, second mate; C. L. Barron, 1st engineer; Eugene Scott, 2nd engineer; John Davis, first assistant; W. Kelley, 2d assistant; W. W. Stewart, clerk.  Ed. Nolan is steward with the reliable Rev. Wm. Raymond as first cook.  As he is an old standby it is without doubt that the hash will be served to the satisfaction of all.  Anyone wishing a first-class ride or a first-class meal can always be accommodated on the steamer City of Milwaukee.


   The tug John Evenson brought over a scow load of stones for the new pier crib.  The stones were from Sturgeon Bay and measure 75 cords.


   A Canadian gun boat is now stationed on Lake Erie.


   The G. H. A. C. now has a membership of 78 and the 100 mark will be reached ere long.


   A local punster says that the brass buttons of the three commissioned officers of Co. F can be likened to “bachelor’s buttons.”


   The Muskegon branch of Coxey’s army is said to have 200 men mustered.  The army will pass through here.


   The chairmen of the several 4th of July committees are as follows:

   Finance—Hon. D. Cutler

   Entertainment and arrangement—Mayor Vaupell.

   Music—Dr. Rysdorp.

   Military—Maj. Mansfield.

   Procession and order of the Day―Hon. J. W. O’Brien.

   Games and sport—W. L. R. A. Andres.

   Printing and bill posting—H. Potts.

   Naval and fire works—D. A. Lane.

   Transportation—J. Orr.

   Marshal—Dr. VanderVeen.


   The schooner George L. Wren, a vessel of 203 net tons measurement, is being fitted out at Chicago to carry a party of twenty people, headed by Dr. W. C. Ransom, around the world.  The Wren will leave South Haven, Mich., June 10, and reach the Atlantic via the St. Lawrence River and Gulf.  Cape Horn is to be rounded and the Pacific coast followed as far north as Alaska.  There a crossing is to be made to Asia and the coast followed to Africa; thence around Cape of Good Hope to Gibraltar.  All the leading islands in the Pacific, Australia and the Holy Land will be visited.


   There are three former Spring Lake boys in the drug business in Grand Rapids.  


   Spring Lake is bound to be one of the finest fishing resorts in the land.  Speckled trout, pickerel, muskelonge, cat fish, eel, black and speckled bass, perch, abound in our waters and most of them are on the increase from year to year.  We never knew of as many fish being caught here as this spring.


   Geo. Taylor has been fixing up his famous turtle, this time with a copper plate riveted on with wire so that it will stand the test of ages.  It is expected in the year 1886 his turtleship will again appear on earth to be counted and marked and to be again cast adrift on Spring Lake’s memorable waters.




   Rough weather hinders the unloading of the stone, brought in by the tug Evenson, into the new pier crib.


   The lighting fixtures to be put in the basement of the new Court house cost $250.


   The public schools as usual will take part in the Decoration Day exercises this year.


   The Grand Rapids School Furniture Co., will ship the new Court House furniture to this city this week.


   The city council will shortly make a trip of inspection to test the plan of obtaining a reserve supply of water from the lake.


   The lighting fixtures in the new Court House were given a test last night. The handsome building looked still more handsome with light shining from every window.


   Ten or twelve years ago the berry picking season would serve to take many boys and girls out of the schools.  There are not so many berry farms in this immediate vicinity now as there were then and the loss to the schools is not near so great.  Celery planting season however takes many boys out of school.


   Cut worms are said to be very numerous this year.


   Long vacation, which all school boys eagerly wait for begins June 28.


   Grand Haven juveniles will play Spring Lake small boys a game of ball in Spring Lake next Saturday.


   The “Stars” is the name of a ball club organized here lately.  John Fisher is pitcher for the club.


   The Wiley Water Works Co. have decided to return to their old rate of water rental.


   One of the coal rooms of the Central school basement will probably be converted into a Kindergarten school room the coming long vacation.


   An east end merchant said today.  I am in favor of a Fourth of July celebration but would like to see the down town business men who make all the money on such a day head the list with big fat subscriptions.  We don't make a cent in this part of town on such a day and might just as well shut up.  Nevertheless I will subscribe for a celebration but want to see those who will make the money do the fair thing."


Found Drowned.

   The body of Mrs. Peter Nedervelt was found in the river under the south channel bridge at half past twelve today.  She was dead, but it is a mystery whether it was an accident or a case of suicide.  The coroner’s jury will probably decide.

   Mrs. Nedervelt is about 35 years of age and lived on Elliottt St. with her husband and three children.  Today Mr. Nedervelt and his son went to Robinson to build a barn.  It seemed that the drowned woman was down town this morning and towards noon was noticed walking towards the south channel bridge.

   At about 12:30 Chas. DeBoer, teamster for Dan Swartz, saw a little girl running over the bridge and down the embankment to the river side.  Suspecting something wrong he ran quickly to the spot.  In the river, her feet in a scow and her head in the water, he saw a woman.  The little girl was tying to lift her up and calling to her.  Mr. DeBoer saw that the woman was dead, and with the aid of the bridge tender Kohlof, who happened along from dinner just then, got her ashore.

   News of the drowning spread fast and before many minutes the old bridge rocked with curious people.

   The body of the woman was placed on a stretcher and covered with a shawl to await the coming of Coroner Stuveling.  When that official arrived he had the body taken to Mr. Nedervelt’s home.  The body was placed in the barn on the premises, and a coroner’s jury impaneled.

   From the appearance of the spot where Mrs. Nedervelt was drowned, it looked like an accident.  Mr. Nedervelt owned a boat house located under the west end of the bridge.  To reach it one has to go down the embankment.  It is supposed that Mrs. Nedervelt was after a boat and first stepped into a scow on the river’s bank, to enable her to get on the boat house stoop.  The scow rocked, probably, and the woman lost her balance and was thrown into the river.  Her slipper caught in an oarlock and she could not help herself or get around to the boat which held her feet.  When found her clothing was disarranged and there was evidence of a struggle.  A long time after the body was taken to shore the slipper still hung on the oarlock.

   Mrs. Nedervelt was a daughter of Mrs. Nicholas Ringleberg.     


   Peter Deneau is here from Montague today looking over Lake Forrest cemetery with a view to putting a bid to supply the cemetery with water.  He is a wind mill builder of 14 years experience and his plan is to erect a wind mill in the burial grounds to pump water to various parts of the grounds.


   Grand Haven citizens can well take pride in the fine public library maintained in the Central School building.  At present the library has about 3000 volumes.  The works are all of the best character and not of the flashy kind.  Very few towns of its size in the country have as good a public library as Grand Haven.


   Supt. Estabrook reports the city schools to be flourishing.  The attendance keeps up well and there were 75 new names enrolled at the opening of the spring term.  There is still a lack of room however, especially for kindergarten work.




   The G. H. A. C. basket ball team will soon be ready to meet any of the state clubs.


   The Y. M. C. A. of the city declare that their aim is 500 members, gymnasium and bath rooms.


   Grand Haven should make an effort before another year, to get the state encampment grounds located here.


   The firm of White Mfg. Co. of Chicago, has been awarded the contract to place light fixtures in the court house basement, through Mr. Barron, who superintended the work in the rest of the building.


   Green goods circulars are received here occasionally.  A certain party received a circular the other day offering great bargains in the goods.  The fool who would go into such schemes is generally bit himself by the green goods man.


   D. Wright has placed one of Page’s largest improved ice cream freezers in his confectionary establishment.  The freezer will hold ten gallons and is as large as they are made.  Mr. Wright contemplates putting in power to run the machine and promises some gilt edged cream for his patrons this summer.


   A frog cannot breathe with his mouth open.  The conformation of his breathing apparatus is such that when his mouth is open his nostrils will be closed and, paradoxical as it may seem, all you have to do to suffocate a frog is to put a stick in his mouth so he cannot shut his jaws.


   Thirteen new members were taken into the G. H. A. C. this week.


   Bathing facilities will soon be arranged in the G. H. A. C. rooms.


   The barge Francis Hinton is in with stone for the crib.


   Two High School seniors engaged in a lively scrimmage on Washington St., the other night.


   The G. H. A. C. have adopted the national colors red, white and blue as their club colors.


Death of Henry VanHall.

   Henry VanHall died at about 1:30 this afternoon from inflammation of the bowels, after an illness of one week.

   Mr. VanHall was 49 years and ten moths of age and has lived here nearly all his life.  Funeral from the 1st Reformed church next Friday at 2 p.m.  Rev. DeBruyn will officiate.


G. H. A. C. Defeated.

   The hitherto victorious G. H. A. C. ball team was defeated by a team of pick nine at the pest house grounds yesterday by the score of 19 to 14.  The pick ups were gathered together by Buckley Lehman.  Coon, old Coon of former days was in the box for the pick ups.  Coon, like “Uncle” Anson and other old timers is losing his former prowess but never the less did well.  Lack of practice made him wild for a time and he could not command the ball like he used to, when Coon and Campbell were an almost invincible battery of the Grand Haven nine, some years ago.

   Geo. Barron caught Coon and played an excellent game.

   Coon gave out in the 7th inning and Colfax Gibbs took his place.  Gibbs lays no claim on his pitching ability, but his change of speed and delivery puzzled the G. H. A. C.

   Will O’Connell pitched as good a game as could be expected of a man who had a lame arm before the game commenced.  He retired in the 5th inning in favor of harm Nordhouse.

   The game was well played up to the 4th inning after which runs came in more freely.


   An inquest over the body of Mrs. Peter Nedervelt was held in Justice Pagelson’s office yesterday and a verdict of accidental drowning was rendered by the jury.  Mr. Nedervelt and son arrived home from their work late in the afternoon.  Mr. Nedervelt is of the opinion that his wife was going to get a boat from the boat house and in so doing fell out of the scow.  At the inquest the little girl testified that her mother was not at home when she arrived from school yesterday noon and a neighbor told her that her mother went toward the river.  She started after, and at the bridge saw her mother in the water.  The funeral will occur Saturday.




   Of the twelve months in the year eight have the letter “r” in their spelling.


   Forepaugh’s and Sell’s circuses are headed towards Western Michigan.


   Arrivals at this port yesterday:  Steamer Wisconsin, sundries from Milwaukee; Francis Hinton, stone from Garretts Bay.  Cleared, Hinton light for Manistee and Wisconsin, sundries for Milwaukee.   [pier construction]


   It was reported today that James HoutKamp the Muskegon smallpox patient was on the streets here yesterday.  The report is pronounced untrue as the sick man did not leave his berth until Muskegon was reached.  Neither did he register to stop at the Cutler as was also reported.


   Grand Haven can at least lay claim to having one smallpox case.  During the short time that the Racine was in yesterday morning a case was within our boundaries.


   The Board of Health should adopt the most stringent sanitary measures at once to ward of the dread disease of smallpox.  An epidemic means a great deal to every citizen and we cannot afford to have one if there is any way possible to avoid it.  Remember, gentlemen, you have the lives and the prosperity of your fellow citizens in your keeping and they are looking up to you for protection.  Let there be no faltering at this time.  


Should be Done at Once

   The city council should meet this evening as a board of health and institute measures of prevention from smallpox at once.

   The city physician or a number of physicians should be stationed at the dock every morning and leave no passenger or member of the crew of the Chicago liners to land before becoming examined for evidence of smallpox.

   It should go even further.  Every boat coming here should not be allowed to land until every person has been carefully examined. 

   An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Grand Haven is entered every day by vessels from Chicago.  If they carry smallpox they should not be allowed to land here by any means. One case in town is generally followed by a dozen or even scores more and the loss of trade and business can only be conceived by those who have passed through such plagues.

   As yet there is no occasion for alarm in this city but it is better to be on the safe side.  A general vaccination could well be ordered.

   But by all means gentlemen of the council do not let another day go by, but have some competent person stationed at the docks tomorrow morning to examine every person who wishes to land here.  Incoming trains from Chicago should also be looked after.

   Since writing the above it was learned that the board of health met this afternoon.


Smallpox in Muskegon.

   The Goodrich liner City of Racine brought over a case of smallpox from Chicago yesterday morning.  After landing a number of passengers here, the boat proceeded to Muskegon.  One of the passengers who got off there was James A. Houtkamp.  Not many hours later it was discovered that he was suffering from smallpox and the whole town was soon aware of it.

   The Morning News tells of the case as follows:

   “The subject is James Houtkamp of 82 Allen street, a man of perhaps 26 years and a painter and paper hanger by trade.  For some time he has been in Chicago and that is where he contracted the disease and where 500 cases were reported last month.  It was reported yesterday that Mr. Houtkamp acknowledged that he had been put in a hack and ordered taken to the pest house, but persuaded the hackman to drive to the boat landing, paying him $7 therefore.

   “E. J. Major, whose parents live at 148 Apple street came over with Mr. Houtkamp and slept in the same room.  He purchased both of their tickets and upon arriving here allowed Mr. HoutKamp to wear is overcoat in the bus to his home and afterwards wore it himself.

   “Mr. Houtkamp’s father is a milk peddler for Mr. Smith, and after his arrival he was in his son’s room for some time when he was ordered out by the city physician, and went form there to his wagon and delivered milk to some of his customers.  He was hunted up by the city officer and sent home and told to remain there, but after awhile was seen out on the street.  An officer was then placed in charge and Mr. Houtkamp agreed to remain inside and will care for his son.

   “The city physician says that it is a mild case, but does not propose to give it any head way.  This is his first case since being appointed to the office of city physician Monday night.  He also says that it would be impossible for the patient to break out as much as he is in one night and that he must have been broken out when he entered the boat at Chicago and must have certainly known what his sickness was.  He says that Houtkamp and Major roomed and boarded together in Chicago or South Chicago where they were working, and if that is true, it looks like the two had made up their minds to get away before ordered to the pest house or into quarantine.

   “When the captain of the Racine was notified by the city officers that his boat had brought over a case of smallpox, he expressed great surprise and immediately ordered the bedding and all the contents of the room occupied by the men burned and the entire boat disinfected.  He said that Houtkamp came on board and went directly to his berth where he remained until arriving here at Central wharf here when he left.

   “His friend Major purchased both tickets and gave them up when the collector came after them, after the boat had left Chicago.

   “The boatmen did not catch sight of Houtkamp at all they say.

   “There is a government physician placed on the wharf at Chicago to examine passengers and how Houtkamp escaped him cannot be readily comprehended.  The boat it is said had a large number of passengers many of whom got off at Grand Haven.  A list of about thirty was given by the officers of the boat house as the names of those on board or those who got off here.  The city physician gave the list to Chief of Police Nelson and officers were detailed to hunt the passengers up and quarantine them.  No one was thoughtful enough to notify outside towns like Grand Rapids, Pentwater, etc., where the passengers were bound.

   “The mayor, physician and chief of police held a consultation and decided on the action already explained, and it was not deemed necessary to call a meeting of the board of public works.  It was reported that two families in the vicinity of the Hutkamp house upon hearing of the case loaded their household effects on drays without knowing where they were going to move to, finding places after they had gotten all their goods on drays and out of the vicinity of the disease.

   “Dr. J. F. Denslow is in charge of the case and will treat it by consulting with the nurses or those in charge.  He will not go to the house and communication will be by messenger or phone.”

   Agent Robbins states that the scare id not lessen the passenger list last night.  A number went over on the steamer both from here and Muskegon.


   An investigation of the Milwaukee Custom house has been ordered.


   Judson Harrison of Chicago who recently purchased a forty acre tract in Robinson township is cultivating it in tobacco.  He thinks the ground adapted to raise a good quality of the weed.  In connection with growing tobacco Mr. Harrison will also engage in the extensive manufacture of cigars.


   It was reported on the streets this afternoon that the steamer Racine is in quarantine off Chicago.


   The steamer Nyack is bringing about 100 tons of goods into Muskegon every day and Muskegon people talk of it more than we do of 1000 ton cargoes.




   Two carloads of furniture for the new court house have arrived.


   Only ten saloons have taken out licenses here thus far.


   Detroit will keep her smallpox patients in a pest boat on the lake.


   Over 200,000 tons of freight is brought into this port by the regular liners yearly.


   Two teaspoons of salt in a glass of water, three times a day is said to be a smallpox prevention.


   A new ware house and office 18x50 feet in size has been built by the match factory.  It will be completed today and the factory will start up Monday.


   D. VerWy will not begin to move the old court house until next Monday.  Everything is in readiness now to begin moving but if started today the unsightly old structure would be left in the middle of the street all day Sunday.


   A local physician said yesterday that the city should make arrangements at once to get a suitable pest house.  If the smallpox should get a foothold here, a suitable place should be provided to patients, where all the necessary care could be given them.


   The board of health of the city met in the council chambers at four o’clock yesterday afternoon.  The meeting was for the purpose of devising some plan to keep smallpox out of the town if possible.  After some consultation it was decided to require of the Goodrich line steamers a clean bill of health before allowing passengers to land.  The result of the meeting was at once telegraphed to the Goodrich Line.


   Together with his other duties Marshal Andres can now be called chief heath officer of the city, as it is under his instructions that the city physician works.


   Rumor has had it for several days that the pupils of the schools were being vaccinated by city physician Reus.  It was untrue.  There has been no vaccination and each family has the privilege of selecting any physician they please to vaccinate themselves and children.


   The city physician and marshal were at the Robbins dock this morning when the Racine came arrived.  A clean bill of health was shown, made out by the marine surgeon in Chicago.  It stated that the 43 members of the crew and officers and the 28 passengers were free from infectious diseases.


   The Grand Rapids Herald complains of the merchants of that city for selling butter with red hair in it and cites a Grand Haven merchant’s enterprise in advertising grass butter.  The Herald thinks that grass digests easier than hair, especially red hair, which that paper claims will not digest.  The trouble with the Herald man is that the girl that went back on him had red hair.


Company F’s Banquet.

   The banquet of Co. F last night at the Cutler, was and occasion long to be remembered.  The dining room was tastily decorated with the colors of the company and the tables were spread with everything that could tempt the appetite of a soldier boy.

   At 8 o’clock the company filed in to the room and took position around the tables  Their guests, the Rev. DeBruyn, Maj. Mansfield, Capt. Harbeck, Capt. Pellegrom, Sergt. Loutit, Geo. Stickney, Judge Goodrich, Alderman Lockie, Cat Finch, and G. W. McBride were seated with them.  The exercises opened with prayer by Rev. DeBruyn.  Major Mansfield acted as toast-master and it goes without saying that he did his work well and as easy as if he had spent his life in the business.  In a neat speech the toast-master introduced the first speaker of the evening, Capt. Andres, who responded to the toast “Our Retiring Captain.”  The evening was to be full of surprises and the first was the gallant captain, who in a graceful way replied to the sentiment and at the same time spoke feelingly of the separation of company and commander.  The speech was encored and the captain blossomed out a full crowned orator.  Ex-Captain Pellegrom replied in a fitting way and bid adieu to his old comrades of Co. F with regret.  Sergt. Dickinson then responded to the toast “Newly Elected Officers of Co. F” in a most graceful and pointed way.  Sergt., you must be careful or you will spoil a couple of good officers with praise.  Capt. Harbeck then gave a resume of the company in a way that called for repeated applause.  G. W. McBride responded to the toast “The Possibilities For the Future of Co. F,” which was one of the best of the evening, and was followed by Geo. Stickney on the “Duties of Citizens towards the National Guard.”  Mr. Stickney is always an entertaining talker and was at his best and it is to be regretted that his remarks could not be heard by every man in the city.  Judge Goodrich responded to the toast “Reminiscences of 1861” and his story of that “awful hardship” called out shouts of applause and Robt. Finch’s answer to the “Relationship of the National Guard to the G. A. R.”  was well done.  Major Mansfield was called upon to say what he knew of the 2nd Regt. And Sergt. Pennoyer told how to run the guard.  Loutit explained the workings of the “Black Stallions.”  The Rev. DeBruyn closed the talking with a pleasant speed.

   Company F can be congratulated upon its last and best banquet and those who were present went a way thankful alike to the company and to those who helped to make the evening so enjoyable. 



   This morning reports were circulated that Mr. Major, who accompanied Mr. Houtkamp from Chicago to this city, has also been stricken with the disease.  Dr. Quick went to Major’s home and found the report entirely without foundation.  Major has been keeping indoors, as he was ordered to yesterday and shows no symptoms whatever of being taken with it.  All those who were in any way exposed have been ordered to keep in the house and in most instances this order has been promptly obeyed.—Muskegon Chronicle/  Houtkamp is getting along nicely.




   The barge Hinton is in port today.  [pier construction]


   A petition is being circulated to have Franklin Avenue opened up.  It ought to have been years ago.


   The word “hobo” is taken from the town Hoboken, once a great tramp’s town.


   The Goodrich Trans. Co. is assisting the marine hospital surgeons in every way to prevent smallpox cases from going abroad on their vessels.


   If some way could be devised to improve the sidewalks of this city every citizen would feel like offering a vote of thanks.


   Smallpox cases do not increase in Muskegon.  Major has not yet been taken with the disease, but is not allowed to walk the streets and his home is guarded.


   A mirage is often seen by the life saving crew at this port.  Many times a full rigged schooner can be seen far out at sea, and above it, its counterpart in the sky.  Mirages on this shore, though, are not as beautiful as those seen on the west shore.


   A night blooming cerens exhibited at Hancock’s green house last night was viewed by several hundred and the grand and beautiful flower was admired by all.  Among those who witnessed it were a large number of Akeley College pupils.


   Efforts should be made to keep people from walking over the new lawn at the Court House.


   C. J. Pauli of Milwaukee has been here the past two days delivering his birdseye views of Grand Haven.  The view is the finest thing of the kind ever got out.

[This work by Pauli can be seen on the wall of the Local History Department of the Loutit Library.] 


   A Knickerbocker Society has been formed in Grand Rapids, the men binding themselves to wear knee breeches and the ladies bloomers.  It is said the society is composed of very light weights, both mentally and otherwise.


   The house committee on public buildings and grounds has agreed to report bills for public buildings at Altoona and Pottsville, Pennsylvania, Helens, Montana, Boise City, Idaho, and Brunswick, Georgia.  Grand Haven gets a black eye.


The Old Sisqueits.

   The first ball team in Grand Haven was the old Sisqueit club of 25 years ago.  Base ball was just coming into favor as the national game and the club was organized about the same time that the famous Kents of Grand Rapids were, and also the two Wolverine clubs of Ionia and Muskegon.  The Sisquiet was the first club on this shore of the lake and was captained by T. Stewart White.

   Many a game they had with their rivals from Muskegon, Grand Rapids and Ionia and also clubs from Berlin, Lamont and Holland.

   The ball was pitched over the plate I the old straight arm fashion and the games were long and the scores big.  The club was named by Wm. M. Ferry and was an Indian name.

  Among the members of the Sinquiets were: T. Stewart White, Isaac H. Sanford, Frank Murray, Frank White, Winsor B. Rice, Mort Trotter.  A professional named Porter pitched for the team for a while.  Some of the members of that pioneer club are now dead, but those who are still alive, can still register their names in the list of base ball cranks, and would go ten miles to see a good game.


   John VanLopik received a valuable Italian grey hound from Chicago this morning.  The dog is of blue blood pedigree and registered.  John contemplates opening a kennel here.


   The life saving crew made a trip as far as Black Lake Thursday night, thinking they saw a schooner in distress.  Arriving at the spot, there was nothing to be seen.


   Dr. VanderVeen is vaccinating the crew of the City of Milwaukee today.




   A tar walk it is said can now be constructed cheaper than a plank one.


   Grand Haven boys defeated the J. B. P.’s of Spring Lake Saturday afternoon by a score of 41 to 24.  A large crowd attended.



John Verhoeks and John Stanton Tunnel Their Way Out of Jail.

   One of the boldest escapes from Ottawa county jail in the history of that institution occurred Saturday evening and as a result, two of the most desperate and important prisoners confined there, are still at large and enjoying their freedom.

   When it became noised about the city at about 8:30 o’clock Saturday evening that John Verhoeks and John Stanton had escaped from jail, many at first would not believe it.  A walk to the structure and a look at the gaping hole in the wall on the south side convinced everybody of the truth of the story.  From that hour until midnight and all day yesterday, court house square was thronged with hundreds of curious people talking about the escape and offering their theories of the escape and where the birds had flown.  One thing was certain, the ex-prisoners had baffled the authorities and were probably miles away.

   The escape of Verhoeks and Stanton was a novel one, and was undoubtedly a scheme concocted some time ago.  Last Saturday Sheriff Keppel left the city on official business.  Deputy Harry Oaks was stationed at the jail during his absence in the capacity of turnkey.  About 8:00 he had occasion to go into jail proper.  His suspicions were aroused at once by the strange action of the prisoners, especially Sickman, who seemed particularly excited over something.  Oaks soon noticed that John Verhoeks and John Stanton were not with the men or in their cells.  He asked where they were.  Sickman said that he had seen them but a short time before.

   Glancing upward, the turnkey saw something that nearly took him off his feet.  Above the cells, a big hole led to the outside world.  Sickman and the other prisoners were locked up in a twinkling, and Oaks gave the alarm.  For the next few hours the jail was the object pint of everybody in the city.

   The deputies were astounded over the bold escape.  They hardly knew where to find a clew.  The absence of the sheriff increased the confusion.  Messages were sent to the surrounding cities and towns and an effort was made to reach the sheriff, who was supposed to be in Holland, by telephone.  Not a word was received from him or as to his whereabouts.  It seemed that nothing could be done without his presence.

   Yesterday morning, no news of the sheriff having been received, a rig was sent to Holland in search of him.  He was found in Holland and when appraised of the delivery, was dumbfounded.  It did not take the team long to drive over the twenty miles between here and Holland.

   Shortly after arriving Sheriff Keppel got out cards offering a reward of $50 for the capture of Verhoeks and $25 for Stanton.  A description of the prisoners was given and the cards sent to various parts of the county and broadcast over Michigan.

   For boldness the escape of Verhoeks and Stanton takes rank with the boldest, in the annals of jail breaking.  Since the March term of court, not much has been heard of the trio, Stanton, Sickman and Verhoeks.  But, they have not been sleeping and were only bidding their time.

   The hole through which they crawled is in the south wall of the jail.  With a saw they cut out the half inch iron plate, next the brick wall in the interior of the jail.  After sawing through the iron, the wooden section of the wall and the thick brick wall confronted them.

   There were a number of iron bolts in the wall, but these were removed and a hole easily climbed through soon made, by taking out the brick.  All of this work was not performed on the inside.  A confederate or possibly confederates on the outside assisted them.

   Directly below the hole on the outside, about four feet beneath it, is a horse shed.  Standing on this a man could work with a reasonable chance of not being detected, although people are passing in the street, sixty feet away every minute.  The prisoners were undoubtedly assisted down to the roof of the shed by the man outside.  If Mr. Oaks had entered five minutes later than he did, there would have been three instead of two prisoners gone.  Henry Sickman was just getting ready to follow his companions.  Sickman has been peculiarly unfortunate since that early morning of last December when he was arrested.  Verhoeks has been out on bail, but the necessary money could not be raised for Sickman.  This made him surly for a time and for a while there were rumors he was going to “peach.”  Just about that time Verhoeks was delivered up by his bondsmen and has been in jail since.

   It is believed that Verhoeks was the first man to climb through the hole Saturday night.  Sickman was to follow, but lacked the sand, although very desirous.  Stanton followed, expecting Sickman to follow soon after.  The arrival of Oaks prevented him.  Verhoeks and Stanton then had ten minutes start.

   Sheriff Keppel stated that he would have given $500 not to have the thing happen.  When seen yesterday afternoon he seemed to feel very badly about the affair.

   He was in Drenthe serving papers Saturday and went to Holland yesterday, never hearing a word until informed by Henry Sprick who went after him.

   He stated that he had never noticed anything suspicious in the prisoners, but had always watched them carefully.  “I have got out of bed as often as three times in one night,” said Mr. Keppel, “and listened in the jail corridor for any suspicious noise, but all was quiet.”

   “The work of cutting through the wall was undoubtedly performed during the hours of dusk up to shortly before locking-up time.  It must have taken a number of nights and they were helped by outside confederates.  The hole was cut through iron plate by a little fine saw, similar to the ones Stanton brought into the jail last winter.  I have examined the wall many times but never saw a mark to excite my suspicions.  The mark left by the saw used was so slight as to be scarcely noticeable.

   How the saw came into the jail is a mystery to the sheriff.  It may have been spirited in by Stanton and it likely was.  Where it was kept is a mystery, though being so small could have been hidden in a number of places without being detected.

   During the confinement of Verhoeks and Sickman, their folks have been in the habit of bringing them luxuries in way of eatables, etc. etc.  The delivery has aroused the sheriff and he will allow no more visitors to Sickman or anything in the way of something to eat brought to him.

   There are people in this town who have expected such a thing to happen right along, and the way things have transpired proves that they are right.  It has been long known that the prisoners had powerful friends on the outside, who would hazard their own lives to rescue them.  This man Stanton is beyond doubt an ex-convict brought here to help the men.  By impersonating himself as a common drunk and “vag,” this man was brought into jail last winter on a charge of drunkenness.  Luckily he was searched and no less than eighteen saws were found in his underclothing.  The game was up then, and the sheriff wove a web of evidence around the head of Stanton and proved that he was employed by Verhoeks and Sickman to get them out.  Tramps who had fallen in with Stanton peached on him, but they could not be held, and when the trial came were not here.   Nevertheless, the case against Stanton was strong enough, but one old jury man out of twelve couldn’t see it, and a disagreement resulted.  He was to be tried again in August.

   The prisoners in the jail knew that Verhoeks and his companion were escaping Saturday night, but fell in with the scheme and rejoiced over the success of it.  There were five prisoners confined in the jail besides Verhoeks and Stanton.

   Sheriff Keppel is taking up every clue.  Yesterday he learned that a sail boat was seen off this port and the actions of the occupants were mysterious.  Upon investigation the story fell through itself.

   Every one has an idea of his own in the matter and the sheriff has his.  There are a number who cling to the belief that after leaving jail, Verhoeks and Stanton left for the hills and took to a sailboat and headed for Chicago.  Others think they may have been stored away in the City of Milwaukee and taken across the lake.  But the majority of people who knew them are of the opinion that they are hidden with friends not many miles away.  Possibly they were in the city all Saturday night.  It is believed that after leaving jail they were spirited away in a buggy containing provisions and ammunition for their use in their place of hiding.  Verhoeks is acquainted with every road in the country, from his long experiences in the cattle business.

   Stanton is described as an Englishman 35 years of age, 5 feet 5 inches tall, weight 135 pounds; light complexion, light mustache, deep sunken blue eyes, spare thin face, high forehead.  A reward of $25 is offered for him.

   John Verhoeks is known by everybody in Grand Haven and this section of the country.  He is described as 32 years old, height 5 foot 5 inches, weight 160 pounds, light complexion, blue eyes, full round face, shaved smooth, hair clipped close, surly bull dog appearance, Hollander, butcher by occupation, slightly pigeon toed, has a swinging stiff gait, is considerable of a horse jockey.  A reward of $50 is offered for him.

   It is believed that the escape of Verhoeks will help Sickman’s case materially.  He can claim that the burglary of Roossien’s store was committed by Verhoeks alone, and that he had noting to do with it.  No one would know and his acquittal would result.  Sheriff Keppel is of the opinion that Verhoeks will be caught some day.  His escape will at least make this locality extremely unhealthy for him and unless captured within a month or two will never again be seen here.

   Up to the time of the burglary of Roossien’s store last December, Sickman was supposed to bear a good reputation.  He was a steady working man.  Verhoeks had been in trouble before a number of times, for crimes more or less important.  He had the faculty of getting neatly out of all his troubles and was never convicted.  He was held several years ago for entering and attempting to burglarize the home of Alderman Bos, and was acquitted of the charge.

   The story of the burglary of Roossien’s store is still fresh in the minds of all.  The neat capture and arrest of Sickman and Verhoeks in the house of the former, in the early morning, late last fall, created a great sensation.

   They were bound over to circuit court to be tried in the March term.  Attorney Lillie managed to secure a further stay until August.  The defense claimed that an important witness was unable to be present at the March term which, would weaken their case and the judge granted the stay.  As has been said, very little has been heard of the prisoners since.

   Great excitement was created this morning by the sensational report that John Verhoeks had been shot down and captured by ex-sheriff Joost VerPlanke in Crockery.  There were scores of callers at the jail for information.  When the news reached the jail the sheriff and marshal immediately started out.  The news first reached Mr. Keppel from Henry Millard of Spring Lake.  Investigation proved the story a hoax.  Mr. VerPlanke when visited did not know that VerPlanke had escaped. 

   The story was the scheme undoubtedly, of parties in this city, near to the prisoners to mislead authorities.

   Henry Millard, who is a butcher in Spring Lake received a letter this morning postmarked Grand Haven.  It stated:

“Henry, friend—

   Please drop this letter for me at once.  Will be down Tuesday and treat you.  Your Friend,”

   There was no further signature.  Curious to know what the enclosed letter contained, Mr. Millard opened it.  It said:

   “Send this message at once.

Sheriff Keppel, Grand Haven.

   Have the prisoner, badly wounded.  Armed to the teeth, J. Verhoeks.  Come at once.  Joe VerPlanke.”

   Mr. Mallard at once telephoned to the jail what he had received.  He thought it a hoax undoubtedly.  The enclosed letter was addressed to the telegraph office.

   It is believed to be the work of friends of the escaped men to lead the authorities in the wrong direction.     


To the Public.

   We want the people to know that a boycott has been declared against the undersigned firm (preventing them from buying goods) because we refuse to enter the Grocerymen’s Union of this city.  We propose to run our own business independent of any union, and set our own prices to invite custom.  This is a free country, and men should be allowed to conduct their business as best suits themselves.

   Furthermore we wish to make known that we will no be forced out this way.  This is a large country and if we cannot buy in one place we can buy in another.  We invite the public to come and take advantage of the low cash prices.  We mean straight business.

Non-Union Grocery Store,

William and Tony Baker.




   Detroit has the largest flag in the world, 30x50 feet.


   Thunder storms are of unusual frequency this year.


   The steamer Nyack makes the trip between Milwaukee and Muskegon at the rate of 14 miles an hour.


   It is reported that the fires will be started in the Fruitport furnace this week and that institution resume work after a year of idleness.


   Spears, Wall & Kinkema is the name of a new firm who have opened a new kit factory in one of the Robbins’ warehouses.


   The Detroit and Grand Rapids papers have stirring accounts of the shooting of John Verhoeks by Joost VerPlanke.  Their correspondents made the most of the hoax.


   The oldest residents do not remember such a beautiful spring as the present one.  A drive through the country now is very fresh and delightful.


   Saturday is the day announced by the temperance people of the county for their convention here, to decide whether or not local option will be brought before the people of the county.


   Verhoeks and Stanton have not yet been captured.  The officers are doing all in their power and looking up every clue.  The belief is current that the men are still in hiding in this city. 


   Egbert VanSpyker of Jamestown was before Judge Goodrich this morning and adjudged insane.  The asylum at Kalamazoo is crowded and the man will be placed in the county house.


   There are now 3,791 vessels on the great lakes, of which 1,731 are steamers , 1,206 sailing vessels, and 825 barges.  The capacity of these vessels is 1,261,657 tons.  The freight transported by these vessels in a single year amounts to many millions of tons.


   There are now several cases of smallpox in Jackson.


   The Racine brought over 45 passengers Sunday and showed a clean bill of health.


   A man named Turner living in the Fourth ward caught a silver eel in the river yesterday morning.  The fish weighed seven pounds.


   The escape of Stanton and Vehoeks calls to mind the escape of Jerry McCarthy some years ago, and the more recent attempt of horse thief Sweeney.


   The Atlanta brought over 65 passengers this morning.  It is stated that the government surgeons of Chicago are very slack in the way they examine passengers.  They simply ask a person if he is vaccinated and take the passenger’s word for it.  Many they do not even ask.  The bill of health is simply a farce and the only sure way is to examine the passengers here.


   The street commissioner’s attention is called to the sidewalk in front of No. 1 engine house.  Rains have washed a large quantity of gravel off the rod onto the sidewalk and there it remained for days.


   The glass factory nine is trying to secure “Kid” Rhines of the Grand Rapids club to pitch for them in the game with the G. H. A. C.’s Decoration Day.


   Steerage passengers on all outgoing steamers from Chicago must be vaccinated, in accordance with yesterday’s orders of Dr. Hamilton.  Cabin passengers must pass in review before the surgeons of the marine hospital service, but will not be required to be vaccinated.


The “Non-Coms.”

   Capt. Ed. Andres announced his appointment of non-commissioned officers last night as follows:

   1st Sergt.—E. T. Pennoyer.

   2d   “  and Quartermaster—Sherman Dickinson.

   3d Sergt.—Jake Dykeman.

   4th   “    —Chas. Findley.

   5th   “    —John Fisher.

   1st Corporal.—John Vyn.

   2nd      “       —John Kieft.

   3rd      “       —John Pruim.

   4th      “       —E. P. Kinkema.

   5th      “       —Giles Hiler.

   6th      “       —Ed. VanderZalm.

   7th      “       —John Huizenga.

   8th      “       —Geo. Church.


Editor Tribune:

   Dear Sir—I see in your last night’s paper that Baker Bros. have published that the grocers of this city have declared a boycott against said firm, preventing them from buying goods.  I, being a grocer myself, am accused of doing and act unreasonable and dishonorable.  I feel it my duty to say that the above statement is an outrageous lie, and I can’t see how they dare publish such wholesale lying.  It looks to me as though the Baker Bros. are working that sympathy racket.  First, they claimed they would sell goods cheaper than they were sold by other merchants, they then tried to blindfold the public by such dirty lies as were published by them in your paper.  Baker Bros. should cling to the truth.  There will be more chance for them to build up a trade by dealing square with their competitors, as well as with customers, than by black-guarding other merchants.

An Offer.

   I hereby offer $25 (to be distributed among the city poor) if the Baker Bros. can bring one traveling man who will say that I have ever said anything which would hurt them in their trade or otherwise.  Now boys, prove what you have stated to.

Yours respectively,

John M. Cook.

The 3rd St. Grocer.


   The Northern Line passenger steamer Northwest made the run form Cleveland to Buffalo in nine hours and twenty minutes, the engines making as high as 104 revolutions a minute and forcing the boat through he water at a speed of twenty-one miles an hour.


   Frank Mitchell, who watches at the old court house, saw no suspicious characters around the square when the escape occurred Saturday night.  He heard some one, however, running down Fourth street at one o’clock Sunday morning.


   Billy Murphy, the feather weight catch as catch can wrestler of America, has decided to take a little trip for a few days, but intends to make Grand Haven his headquarters while in Michigan.  He likes the town and he has made quite a few friends while here.  He knows since coming here that the town has been faked to death and the sport has been hurt, but he hopes to get a chance within a month to show himself and prove that he is an honest square wrestler. 





   The naval display across the river Fourth of July night will surpass any thing of the kind ever attempted.


   A number of propositions have been received from balloonists who wish to make an ascension here July 4th.


    Coxey has been nominated for congress by the populists of his district.


   Ashley’s hotel on Spring Lake already has 25 boarders.  There is every prospect of a good resort season.


   The Wisconsin brought over six passengers for Muskegon this morning.  What was the matter with the Nyack?


   “Outing” is publishing a series of articles on the National Guard of Michigan and will shortly have a portrait of Major Mansfield.


   Grand Haven’s grocerymen’s union is trying to freeze out a non-union house and is thereby giving the freezers a great deal of efficient advertising.—G. R. Democrat.


   E. J. Major the Muskegon man who came across the lake with Houtkamp has not yet been taken with the smallpox.


   The joke of the year is on Mr. H. Potts who purchased a lot of fine cut, spaded a big space in his yard and planted it, in hopes of being the pioneer tobacco raiser of the city.


   There promises to be no end of entertainment here Decoration Day.  Besides the usual celebration there will be basket ball games and several base ball games.


   The census man or woman, as the case may be, will be around next month asking questions, and a refusal on your part to answer may result in a fine or enforced residence in the county bastille, and if enumerators should “give you away” he or she is liable to like penalty, in both cases the courts having wide latitude in imposing punishment.


   The work of moving the old Court House will begin tomorrow.


   The coal famine is beginning to affect Grand Haven and is felt by the fish tugs.


   Parties who profess to know say that the price paid for the steamer Nyack by E. G. Crosby & Co., of Muskegon, was $35,000.


   The recent heavy rains have caused the river to rise and there is much apprehension by the low land farmers.


   Muskegon and in fact none of the adjoining towns will celebrate the glorious Fourth this year and their citizens will spend the day with us.  We should put up first class attractions and a good celebration.


   Dr. Bradfield, of the Grand Rapids board of health, claims that all cases of those exposed to smallpox on the City of Racine have been traced and that there is but one such case now remaining in the Valley City.


   Ed. Hollestelle will pitch for the grocery proprietors in the game with the clerks, Decoration Day.  Ed. promises to fool the clerks.  He has good command and is on to all the ins, outs, drops and snakes.


   Chief Palmer, Abram Fisher and John Van Dongen jr. are in Hastings as delegates to the state’s firemen’s meet.


Editor Tribune:

   We did not say in our former communication that Mr. Cook or any other individual was boycotting us, but we do say that the Grocer’s Union of this city were.  As to Mr. Cook’s bluffing we have nothing to say.  He knows well enough the charges we make are true and he don’t deny it.  His silly palaver is not necessary to answer, simply to say that it is untrue.

Wm. and T. Baker.


   Certain passengers who arrived on the Goodrich steamer this morning stated they were not approached by a government physician while on the boat in Chicago and did not even see one of those individuals.  The whole thing is a farce and the only way to get around it would be to conduct an inspection at this end of the route.


   The Stars of this city were defeated by the Coopersville nine at Coopersville yesterday by the score of 17 to 16.  Seven innings were played and at the end of the sixth both clubs were tied, 11 to 11, which shows that the game was hard fought.  Fisher and Westcomb were in the points for the Stars.  The Stars are a rattling nine and promise to beat everything in the county before snow flies.


   Spring Lake now has three barber shops.


   The furniture and office fixtures for the new court house are being put in the new court house today.  All of the furniture is of very solid construction and combines beauty with strength.


   John Vehoeks and John Stanton are still well under cover and nothing has been heard of them.  New stories are heard every day of where the fugitives probably are.  It is even reported that a detective is in the city working on the case.  The officers were out all last night investigating a new clue and reporting home this morning reporting no success.




   The C. & W. M. has but 20 days of coal left.


   Smallpox has broken out in the fashionable district in Chicago.


   Muskegon’s big fire occurred three years ago today.


   The crew of the City of Milwaukee go through fire drills at regular intervals.


   A horse driven by Henry Sprick, jr. fell dead near the Cutler House yesterday.  The horse was valued at $200.


   Thursday night of each week is visitor’s night at G. H. A. C. but hereafter no visitors will be allowed at the club unless accompanied by some member of the cub.


   Silas White who arrived from Chicago last week is down with the smallpox in Grand Rapids.  He is a colored man and has exposed a large number.


   Capt. Walker of Highland Park reports that two ladies were in bathing at the Park as early as two weeks ago.  The captain predicts a good bathing season.


   Basket ball is played every night at the G. H. A. C.  The players will soon be named who are taking part in the basket ball game Decoration Day.


   The cooper shop of Spears, Wall, & Kinkema in the old ferry ware house on Water St., is a lively place.  The firm has a big supply of material on hand and is busy I turning out barrels, kits, etc.


   At Manistee proper methods are in force to guard against smallpox.  Every boat that arrives is inspected.


   The grocery men and their clerks are taken every spare moment they can in practicing at base ball.


   Mrs. Henry Nyland has moved into the Washington House and will open that hotel next Monday.


   Very few strawberries are raised in this vicinity now compared to what were ten years ago.


   It seems strange that the owners of low land in this vicinity do not attempt to cultivate peppermint.  There are many peppermint farms in Allegan and Kalamazoo counties.


   The furniture being placed in the new court house is as handsome and substantial as any court house in the state can boast of.  The court room furniture has arrived and is simply grand.  Best of seating facilities will be furnished in the court room.  The audience chairs are of opera style and very easy.  Handsome chairs are also being placed in the offices. The office desks are as much an improvement over the present ones as the new court house is over the old.


   Editor Tribune:—Baker Bros, state in last night’s paper that they do not accuse me nor any other individual.  Who then do they accuse?  They say I do not deny their statement of Monday, May 14th.  Will they please read the Tribune of last Tuesday and see whether I deny it?  I will double my offer of $25.  If they can prove that the Grocer’s Union (as they please to call it) has anything to do with the story they have circulated.  I say it is nothing but a scheme to advertise themselves.  Baker Bros., say my offer is a bluff, $50 is more than a bluff.  It is a big sum to me, but I will gladly give this if they can prove what they have stated in last Monday’s paper, and if they don’t prove it then the people of Grand Haven should know that their story is falsehood.  A bluff is pretending to do something, and not doing it.  Baker Bros., said they would sell goods cheaper than any of other grocer.  Are they doing it?  All this newspaper talk don’t do the public any good.  You can benefit the poor $50 by proving your statement on Monday night.  Or if you wish to benefit the public then come out with your prices like men and don’t be sneaking around the bush.  Yours,

John M. Cook,

3rd Street Grocer.


   Capt. Eddy Irons of Pentwater lays claim to sailing the first schooner into Chicago.  That was in September, 1825.  Capt. Irons lived in Grand Haven years ago, and was for six years under sheriff and jailer of Ottawa County jail.  Part of the old structure is still in this city.


   Cheboygan is entirely out of coal.


   No pain has been spared to make the school exhibit in the council chamber attractive to all visitors.  All interested in our fine public schools, and who hasn't, should visit the exhibit before it closes.


   D. VerWy has started the old court house on its journey to lower 7th St.  Mr. VerWy has secured new ropes and moving tackle for the job and has quite a force engaged in the work of moving the old structure.


   Lake sailors have had another convenience added to their business by the United States government.  A time ball is dropped from a flagstaff on top of the Masonic Temple at Chicago, by the branch hydrographic office daily (Sunday excepted) at noon central standard time.  The ball is hoisted five minutes before noon, central standard time, and is dropped by electricity at noon.


   Owners of gentle horses are often surprised to find them somewhat fractious in a rain storm, especially if tied to a post or fence.  A man turns his back to the storm, while the horse wants to face it.  This is natural in the horse, from the fact that his coat of hair slants away from his head.


   It is understood that the county is wiling to grant the city the privilege to use certain basement offices in the new Court House for its purposes if the city hall is moved off the square.


   Secretary Baker of the State Board of Health, says the principal work being done in Michigan to prevent small pox spreading in the state is in the line of impressing the 1,500 local health officers the necessity for constant vigilance.  The clerks in the office have been busy for days sending these local officers copies of the boards recent resolution, urging general re-vaccination and the furnishing of free vaccinations to all citizens, as provide bylaw.




   The Wisconsin turned around in front of the Nyack last night and gave her a whistle to come around.


   The warmest April day was recorded by the local weather bureau this year, and today is probably the coldest May day ever recorded here.


   Fred Long the tramp painter was arrested again last night.  This afternoon Judge Pagelson gave him two hours to obtain a fine of $20 or stand committed to the House of Corrections for 90 days.


   This is the coldest day we have had since April and one of the coldest days ever recorded in May.  The mercury has ranged close to 40 all day and coupled with a brisk wind made fires a comfort.  At 2:30 there was a flurry of snow, something very unusual for a date as late as May 18.


  Grand Haven it is reported will probably be the location of a bonded warehouse.  Sometime ago when several glass manufacturers of Europe were in the city the plan was broached.  The warehouse, if arrangements are made will be used for strong imported glass for Michigan and three other northwestern states.


   Many people fear a frost tonight.


   The barge Hinton is here today.  [pier construction]


   Four towns in the state report smallpox.


   Still nothing of jail breakers Verhoeks and Stanton.


   Wm. $ T. Baker will make the fur fly tomorrow in their great sugar sale.


   It has been settled beyond a shadow of a doubt by the weather bureau that there is a strong current flowing north along the east shore of Lake Michigan at the rate of one and one-half to four miles per hour.  This current passes between Manitou Islands and dashes itself to pieces on the reefs to the north of Little Traverse Bay.


   The steamer Wisconsin and the much boasted steamer Nyack had a brush coming over from Milwaukee last night. The Nyack had about ten minutes the start, but forty minutes out from Milwaukee the Wisconsin past her and at midnight the lights were seen far astern.


   It has been raining now for several days with short intervals between the storms.  The heavy rain of last night choked up the sewers and filled every ditch in the city.  Much damage has been done to celery land and many farms are covered with water.  The river is quite high and flowing at a great pace.  There was much electricity with the storm of last night and a number of heavy reports.  All in all the present month will go on record for the great amount of precipitation.


Editor Tribune:

   I see in last night’s paper that Mr. John Cook is still trying to deny that the Baker Bros. were not boycotted by the Grocer’s Union.  Well I, as one, can say that they did, and just because they see that the Baker Bros. have the money to buy and that they could not stop them from selling goods cheaper than they were.  So, you see that they are the ones that are trying to bluff the people and trying to sneak out of what they have got themselves into.  Now they want people that they was selling just as cheap as the Baker Bros.  Comparing the prices of today and the prices when Baker Bros. started, we are saving from 10 to 25 per cent on groceries by the Baker Bros., and now Mr. John M. Cook wants to bluff the public more still by trying to make believe that he is so good for the poor.  Why did he not put the prices down before.  If he is so willing to give to the poor, all I wish to say is this, that I give the Baker Bros. credit and we as fellow citizens should go to Baker because they did a fair thing with us people by putting down prices and now don’t let the Union Grocers bluff us any more and go to Baker Bros. for your groceries.  Them are the people.


Fred Jonker.


   Dudley O. Watson, collector of the port at Grand Haven, is out in favor of the nomination of Thomas I. Carroll for congress.  The genial postmaster merely winks his other eye when Dud’s scheme is mentioned.—G. R. Eagle.


  H. C. Sanford of Grand Haven, a candidate for appointment as United States inspector of boilers for this district, was in the city yesterday looking for signatures to his petition.  The vacancy was caused by the resignation of Myron Scott.—Muskegon News.




   D. VerWy is moving the old court house onto Fifth St. today, turning the corner at Washington & 5th Sts.


   James Riley of the bus line and Wm. Rosie are among the number laid up with vaccinated arms.


   Joe “Yellow” has flown, but the officers are not searching for that individual.  It is a case of good riddance to bad rubbish.


   John Jacob Astor, who is interested in electricity, has given a contract for an electric launch 90 feet in length.  The craft will be of steel handsomely equipped in every way.


   Local fishermen report that the fishing business was never in so depressed a condition as at present.  Prices are away down and the prices of coal and fuel is away up.


   The steamer Atlanta did not leave Chicago for this port until about midnight last night because of the terrible storm on Lake Michigan.  She arrived here shortly after one this afternoon, making the trip in 13 hours.  This is good time considering the 36 mile wind she had to combat against.  She brought over 15 passengers.


   James A. Houtkamp the smallpox patient is improving daily.  It is said by Deputy Collector of Customs Miller that the officers of the steamer Racine offer to wager from $10 to $50 that the case is not one of smallpox and he offers to bet that the attending physician or anyone else dare not take it up.—Muskegon News.


   The morning papers mention the loss of the schooner Mercury of Grand Haven at Chicago. The Mercury is not owned here although her hailing place may be Grand Haven.  There are many boats on the lake hailing from Grand Haven and some of them have never been here.  Some years ago an entire fleet of lower lake boats hailed from this port although only one or two of them were ever here.


   A large number are in attendance at the rally at the High School today.


   A New York firm has bought up all the $1 stamps of the Columbian issue and raised the price to $3.50 apiece.  They were purchased in small lots from postmasters all over the country.


   A letter received at the office of the state board of health from Lyons, Ionia county, says some disease has attacked the fish in Grand River and its tributaries near that place, and that they washed ashore by the hundreds.


   The dandelion threatens to become a pest this year.  Every lawn seems to be covered with the golden-hued nuisance, and property owners are at their wits end to know how to do away with the aggravating flower.


   A sensational suicide occurred in Holland yesterday afternoon.  Miss Nellie Huntley, the twenty year old daughter of James Huntley, a prominent and well to do business man, killed herself wit a shotgun.  She left a note for her parents and another for her lover.  A lover’s quarrel was the cause of the sad affair.


   Says the Washington correspondent of the Detroit Free Press:  A new post office has been established at the old town of Port Sheldon, Ottawa Co., with special service from West Olive.  This is the ancient community that in early days of the state was projected as a rival of Chicago.


   Editor Tribune:—We have been told that some of our city doctors have offered to pay persons for the scab that forms after vaccination.  We hope it is not true as it would communicate blood disease from a person or child to one who might be free from hereditary blood poisoning.



   There are grounds for surmising that Michigan weather can change with  even greater rapidity than the man who slips up on a fourth-class post office appointment.


   Fred Long, better known as Joe Yellow, who was yesterday given two hours to get a fine of $20, has skipped the community.  Joe left the court after being sentenced and made a bee line for parts unknown.  No effort is being made to find him as it was the only effectual way to get rid of him.  During his residence in Grand Haven Joe has been arrested no less than five times and has been quite an expense to the town.


   The storm of yesterday was one of the worst ever felt on the lakes.  The wind being from the northeast it was not felt much on this shore.  But it was different on the west shore.  At Chicago the schooners Lincoln Dall, Myrtle, Jack Thompson, Evening Star, Mercury, J. Loomis McLaren, Rainbow, Mixer and an unknown are wrecked along the lake front.  The entire crew of the Myrtle were drowned.  At Milwaukee the schooner Cummings was lost and six people drowned.


   A shortage of vaccine is threatened in Chicago and the local health authorities are alarmed at the outlook.  The city is using from 60,000 to 100,000 vaccine points a day and this with the heavy demand for them from all over the country, has caused a draining of the market.


   The Grand Haven Athletic Club is developing some great athletes.  John Bryce in trapeze and bar work is the equal of many circus performers.  He with Miner Goodrich perform the “brother” act on the trapeze in good style.  John Huizenga and Chas. VanNorman are skillful on the turn pole.  Tommy Davis has won for himself a local reputation as a light weight wrestler.  Goodrich is a good all around athlete.  Lou Northhouse and Steven Van Drezer are good welter weight wrestlers.  Bud Chase is also proficient in the art of wrestling.  Peter Koopman is a good light weight boxer.  The club will also turn out some sprinters and jumpers before the summer is over, perhaps.


   The Secretary of the Indiana state board of health warns people not to go to Chicago now as it is extremely dangerous.  The only precaution taken to prevent smallpox in some sections of the city is to post cards on houses.  There is no quarantine, and people are free to come and go.  In the “sweating” district quantities of clothing are turned out that have been exposed to smallpox.  They are to be shipped to other cities.  Dr. Metcalf says it is not difficult to understand why the increase of the epidemic has been so large.  While in Chicago the Indiana members met with those of other state boards of health.  Before enforcing a state line inspection against Chicago the city authorities are to have another opportunity to confine the disease.


Spring Lake.


   John Williams of the Cutler & Savidge Lumber Co., was here Wednesday and Thursday of this week.  He came here on business connected with the building and shipment of the large mill being framed here in the Cutler & Savidge Co.’s yards.  This mill will be ready for shipment on the David Macy next week.  The mill when completed will be 54x200, with six boilers five feet in diameter and twenty feet in length.  The boilers will be built by Johnson Bros. of Spring Lake.  It is expected that the mill will be ready for business next September.  It will have a gauge and two circulars and shingle mill and will have a capacity of 200,000 feet per day.  The company will also erect a boarding house 30x80 and a store 30x60 and buildings for the men.  They have 45 men at work at the present time, many of them former Spring Lakers.


   A cottage belonging to Mr. Humphreys of Grand Rapids burned to the ground on Spring Lake early last Friday night.  As no one was living in the house the fire is a mystery.


   William Zimmer fell into the lake at the railroad bridge this week, but Willie Doherty and Oscar Larson came quickly to his rescue, and brought him safely to terra firma.




   Muskegon’s police force has been chopped down from fifteen to six.


   Bert Stone now drives a handsome new team.


   Forepaugh’s circus train passed through here over the C. & W. M. Ry., to Muskegon yesterday.


   Mr. George Lovell and daughter were thrown out of a buggy in a runaway at Spring Lake this morning.  Mr. Lovell was seriously hurt.


   Chas. Brown who superintended the work of putting in the gas and electric light fixtures in the new Court House will have all the lights turned on tonight.


   Indian Bill for many years a well known character in this city and one of the few full blooded aborigines in this section will probably be taken to the poor farm.  Joe has been living alone and destitute in the old National Hotel for a long time.


   The funeral of Miss Nellie Huntley the young lady who committed suicide Friday at Holland will be held today.  Her relatives are prostrated with grief.  Arthur Van Duren, son of Postmaster J. G. Van Duren, has been paying her attention for some time and was believed to be her accepted lover.  Friday they had a misunderstanding which resulted in the suicide.


   M. L. Hopkins, a well-known newspaper man, died in Grand Rapids Saturday.  Mr. Hopkins was one of the pioneers of this county, settling at Mill Point, now Spring Lake.  He was elected to the state senate in 1855 from this county.  When the war broke out he enlisted and served one year.  During the reminder of the Rebellion he was senior editor of the Chicago Times, under Editor Storey.  He came to Michigan again in 1871 and engaged in law business.


    Hundreds of Grand Haven people have been vaccinated since the smallpox scare.


   "Is Grand Haven situated right geographically to become a large city?" was asked of one of the most prominent marine men on the lakes, a few days since.  He answered, "It could not be better.  But what this city needs is a railroad that will make use of this harbor, the very best on the Great Lakes.  It wants a railroad corporation with American push and enterprise; one that will make use of our great natural advantages.  Why, look at it, here is a harbor with 20 feet of water over the bar and over 400 feet wide between the piers. It is the doorway of the great northwest and I predict it will not be long before enterprising men will take advantage of it."


   Snow fell to a depth of eight inches in Alpena Saturday.  A number of cutters and sleighs were out.


   It is reported on good authority today, that James Houtcamp the Muskegon smallpox patient died this morning.


  Fred Vanden Berg a Grand Haven boy, is a member of the Chicago Life Saving station which crew had nearly a dozen wrecked boats to look after last Friday.


   Deputy Revenue Collector Peter DeWitt, of Spring Lake, assisted in the capture of moonshiners, who were conducting an illicit still near Manistee.


   The Milwaukee life saving crew is being roundly scored for not saving the crew of the schooner Cummings wrecked in Milwaukee Bay Friday.


   The Muskegon News denies as follows the result of the little brush between the Nyack and Wisconsin.  “It is evident that the Tribune reporter retired quite early in the race.  Had he remained on deck to witness that which he seems to have enjoyed so much his joy would have turned to grief.  When the Nyack had been out from Milwaukee ten minutes the Wisconsin, with a full head of steam and sails flying, came after her.  The wind was favorable and with its assistance the Wisconsin passed the Nyack, which was jogging along at its usual rate of speed.  A few moment later the Nyack’s engineer was into the spirit of the movement and a few extra shovels of coal were thrown into the fire hole and about 1 o’clock it was the lights of the Wisconsin instead of the Nyack that were seen from astern.”  When E. G. Crosby read the item in the Tribune he simply smiled and said:  “It costs too much for coal to be racing them fellows over every trip, but we wouldn’t mind turning them over once for a small roll.”


   There has been some talk that the G. H. A. C. ball club has been playing match games on Sunday.  One of the strict rules of the institution is that ball playing is forbidden on that day.


   Sheriff Keppel and Marshal Andres were called out to the fourth ward Saturday afternoon by a family row.  The row was occurring in the home of a man named Turner living on Fulton Ave., near the tannery.  Turner has not been at peace with the rest of the family for some time and when he came home Saturday said to have had his pockets full of bricks and threatened to kill them.  His wife became frightened and the officers were telephoned for.  They took Turner to jail where he is still confined.  Mrs. Turner is now sick and a statement will have to be obtained from her by a judge at her home.


   Every train that leaves Chicago, is a menace to other towns and cities in the country.  Every eastern train that comes through Michigan may bear the seeds of widespread disaster.  The health office is doing all it can to keep the sick from other cities out of Detroit.  But try as it may, it does not hope to succeed forever.—Detroit Tribune.




   A Grand Haven nine defeated a Spring Lake nine Saturday 24 to 14.


   Coxey and his confederates Browne and Jones have been sent to jail for twenty days.


   The court room furniture and chairs in the new court house are being put in place.


   Michigan has more population than all the Pacific coast states, California, Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Nevada.


   The Grand Haven delegates who attended the state’s firemen’s convention at Hastings last week report a very fine time and unusual hospitality extended them.


   The Court House with every light on, looked very beautiful last night.  A large number visited the building and admired the lights and handsome furniture.


   Mayor Hopkins of Chicago has refused to stop Sunday base ball playing at the request of a religious organization.  Mr. Hopkins says that he used to play ball on Sunday himself.


   The Court House building committee yesterday made its final settlement with Mr. A. J. Ward the Court House contractor.  During the building of the Court House the committee found Mr. Ward to be a genial, reliable and competent man.


   James A. Houtkamp the Muskegon smallpox victim died at 8 o’clock yesterday morning.  In his death struggles he hit his mother several times.  His remains were buried at midnight last night.


   A wolf escaped from Forepaugh’s circus in Muskegon yesterday and headed for the woods north of Ferrysburg..


   The proper committee is preparing the portraits of Rev. Wm. M. Ferry, Hon. Rix Robinson and Rev. A. C. VanRaalte which are to be placed in the new court house.


   Judge Goodrich gave a very interesting and instructive discourse this afternoon to the History students of Room 10, Central Building.  Subject:  “Battle of Gettysburg.”  Miss Laffin certainly understands the value of making school life interesting as well as instructive to her students.


   Judge Thurston of Elmira, N. Y., has been spending a few days in the city, the guest of Dr. and Mrs. Cumings.  He is a cousin of Mrs. Mary Phillips, mother of Mrs. E. P. Cumings.  The judge visited our new court house last evening and after a careful inspection of it remarked that there was not so complete a court house in the state of New York.  This is a high compliment coming from one who has so long been one of New York’s prominent jurists.  The judge is a venerable gentleman of the old school and is upwards of 80 years of age.


Woman’s Rights.

By M. M. S.

   Is there a more convincing argument that can suggest itself than in the old independence doctrine of woman’s right to vote—“No taxation without representation?”  Is this not alone sufficient reason why women should be allowed to vote?  Is taxation without representation just and equitable?  I think if our opponents were under the stringency of such diabolical oppression, they would chafe and clamor far more ferociously than ourselves for better treatment and diviner laws of government.  And I, too, would as ardently toil to adjust things differently as if it were an affair of my own, and it would be too, anything that should obstruct the way in giving equal rights to all is a matter that should interest every child in the universe.  And he or she is shirking his or her responsibility and general duty in life, that shrinks from interesting themselves and readily responds to the demands for strength in every way possible to alleviate the hindrances to the higher pursuance of life, liberty and happiness.  Why ask for suffrage, tis a birthright of heritage.  Who has a right to take or bestow what is already our own.  Man is not woman’s owner neither does the woman profess the right to make the laws to govern and control man and by what authority does man gain the right to demand of women obedience to his laws.  If man considers himself the soul representative of woman why does he shrink form representing her in our jails, prisons and at the gallows.

   The inferior or superior positions which the different classes of men have formerly occupied have had no bearing upon the principal question, as regards their right to vote, it is immaterial whether we consider the present position of women to be a sphere above or below a man.  It should be granted, if for no other reason, simply because it is a moral, just and natural right—an inalienable right that we should have exercises for the highest good of ourselves and others.  If woman’s influence is so essential and elevating in home government, why would it not be equally as purifying and necessary in state government?  Some may say there is nothing in a woman’s nature to sustain her in public contest.  Our most delicate and sickly men are often are most active politicians.  I do not think it requires and extraordinary physical strength.  Men are allowed to vote that could not fight if called upon, and why exact so much more from women than men.  Education is compulsory to both sexes, so there is no excuse for woman’s not voting because of less knowledge and intelligence than her already privileged opponent.


As Tom Reed said not long ago

No truer words from one could flow;

How much more growth would women get

Discussing laws of government.

May 20, 1894.




   The river is still very high and a great current.


   Geo. Hancock made his first shipment of celery last week.


   An electric launch was here from Grand Rapids today.


   That part of Third St. between Columbus and Elliot is getting to be a very muddy thoroughfare.


   Nothing has been heard of the schooner Lem Ellsworth and she is supposed to have been lost on Lake Michigan in the recent storm.


   There are at lest six plate glass manufacturing companies in the U. S. who have an annual product of nearly 12,000,000 feet.  This exceeds the entire production of Europe of 15 years ago.


   The grocery proprietor’s ball nine played the Stars today and defeated them in a six inning game by the score of 18 to 13.  The grocery proprietors are developing some fine ball talent and threaten to annihilate the grocery clerks in the match game of ball on Memorial Day.


   The hundreds of mill and lumber men who resided in this county and earned their livelihoods here up to a few years ago, disappeared as suddenly as did the mills.  Many are still living here, but the big majority went to the lumber regions of the west and northwest, northern Michigan, Minnesota and Oregon and Washington. Others went to the southern lumber belt.


   About midnight last night all the furniture used in the room where James A. Houtkamp died, was burned by instruction of City Physician Quick.  Two men who acted as undertakers Monday night received $50 for the work.  They have not been placed under quarantine, and since they are not known to the public there is apprehension on every side.—Muskegon News.  What kind of a health officer have you got up there to jeopardize the lives of the people of Michigan?


   Marshal Andres is troubled with a swelled arm, the result of vaccination.


   Iron furnaces are starting up all over the state.


   One barber shop in this city is in a demoralized condition.  The proprietor is suffering from a vaccinated arm and the first barber has a felon.


   Spring Lake is a greatly stirred up and excited town today.  One of its citizens is supposed to have been one of the undertakers at the midnight funeral of James Houtkamp, the Muskegon smallpox patient who died Monday.  The man suspected is best known as Roelof Bear though his right name is Geldersma.  The names of the two men who assisted in burying Houtkamp were kept secret by the Muskegon Health officers.  They were given $25 each for the work.  Bear has considerable money yesterday and is said to have spent it quite freely.  Remarks he made have caused Spring Lakers to believe that he is the man.  A delegation of citizens sent Dr. Brown up to Muskegon today to find out the facts.  It is a fact Bear will not be safe on the streets and the village authorities will quarantine him.  The Spring Lake bus passed him, coming over from Spring Lake today, and the occupants urged the driver to hurry by.  He was supposed to be heading towards Grand Haven.  He reached here this afternoon afoot and was immediately walked back to Spring Lake by Marshal Andres.


Hon. Geo. A Farr for Congress.

  The friends of Hon. Geo. A. Farr are urging that gentleman’s name for the office of Congressman, on the Republican ticket for the 5th District.  They say that Grand Rapids already has spoken for more than her quota of offices outside of the congressman, and by rights the nomination should come to Ottawa.  And they intend to push Mr. Farr and feel confident of securing a united delegation from this county.


The School Exhibit.

   Last Thursday morning at 9 o’clock the exhibit of the work of the pupils of the Public Schools was opened in the council rooms, the pupils of Miss Laffin’s department appearing at that hour as the first class in singing.

   During Thursday and Friday the weather was so unfavorable that the number of visitors registering was not large except from the membership of the school.

   On Friday evening, however, and all of Sunday the stream of those visiting the exhibit was continuous.  No less than two thousand were in during the three days.

   The different departments of the display were fine and received great commendation.  The drawing attracted every eye and it was spoken of as a wonder that the pupils could do such choice work.  The drawings of Herbert and Howard Lyman, George Felger, Jonnie Young and Rose Ingraham received much notice.  The drawings from the object were also nicely done.

   The specimens in writing which were upon the walls and the books obtained from the various rooms called out much admiration.

   No one who looked over these exhibits in drawing and penmanship could fail to be impressed with the vale of the effort expended upon those subjects under the guidance of Misses Lewis and Cole.

   Not so conspicuous, yet executed with the same care and showing a commendable thoroughness in the treatment of the subject, were the books in arithmetic, grammar and language.

   Upon the high school tables were to be found some choice papers collected from the geometry, astronomy, book-keeping and history classes and also the productions of the pupils of Mill Alger’s classes.  These latter were worthy of closer scrutiny than they received form the majority of the visitors.

   The display of botanical specimens from Miss smith’s botany class was very fine and received great admiration.

   The eight grades of Mr. Cumings and Miss Laffin were well represented.  The corner in which the work of the latter was displayed, was very artistically arranged with fountain, flowers, etc., and attracted much attention.

   We must not fail to mention the geography exhibit.  It is evident that in this department there must be much enthusiasm on the part of both teachers and pupils in the rooms of Misses Utter, Babbitt, Briggs and Hiler.  Much admiration was drawn out by the fine tinting of the maps from Miss Utter’s and one from Miss Babbitt’s departments.  To many the idea of teaching the products by fastening a specimen of the product on the surface of the map of the country producing it was novel, and was commended by all.

   Last, but not least, we speak of the kindergarten display.  This corner of the room was very bright and attractive and showed what remarkable skill in manipulating the fingers of little five year old’s may gain under skillful teaching.

   The singing was very excellent and formed an attractive feature of the exhibit.  The songs the pupils sang from note were given with accuracy and with softness and mellowness of tone and the readiness with which even the littlest ones picked out and sang the selections placed before them for the first time showed a surprising skill.  Under the supervision of Miss Marcy the work in music in the school has been very successful.

   The books which were sent from the schools to the world’s fair received much attention especially from the pupils in looking up the specimens which they themselves sent.

   These books will be valuable works of reference for all time.

   The rooms were prettily decorated wit flowers, flags, pictures, and statuary.

   The value of a school exhibit of this character is far reaching.  It not only breaks up the monotonous routine of school life for the pupils but gives the parents who seldom visit the school the opportunity to see the best work of their own children and to compare it with others of the same class.  It is also an index to the general character of the work being done in the schools.




   The Stars claim they defeated the grocery proprietors yesterday 24 to 4.


   The grade is nearly finished for a side track at the Glass Factory.


   A number of Grand Havenites will visit Europe this coming vacation.


   P. J. Connell of Muskegon has the contract to build the Frankfort school house for $15,000.


   Wm. Harper is flying the stars and stripes today in honor of Queen Victoria’s 75th birthday.


    Some one of Grand Haven’s wealthy citizens can erect a lasting monument by donating ten thousand dollars to build a public library.


   A committee of prominent citizens from St. Joseph and Benton Harbor, were here yesterday afternoon looking over the court house with a view to building a new court house at St. Joseph.


   Once more the old court house is on the move and the faculty of Akeley college can now be relieved from the necessity of explaining that the old building was not an annex of the college.


The case of the People vs. Loren D. Turner for assault upon his wife was tried before a jury in Justice Pagelson’s court this forenoon.  Turner was found guilty and sent to the county jail for a term of 30 days.  The defendant employed no attorney but tried to defend himself.


   Dr. Brown who went to Muskegon yesterday to investigate found that Roelof Bear the Spring Lake man had nothing to do with the burial of James Houtcamp, the small pox patient.  The health officer would not tell him who were the administrators were, but gave him the assurance that Roelof was not one of them.  Roelof can now come to Grand Haven without danger of being hustled out of town or into a pest house.


   The schooner Presto was seized at Chicago yesterday by the Treasury Department for sailing without clearance papers or license.  Collector Russell met his bold defy by seizing the schooner on her return there yesterday.  A custodian was placed on board, and by the time the case is heard July 1 his fees and the fines will aggregate $500 or more than the vessel will bring at marshals sale.  The Presto was formerly owned in the city by Nemire & Richards.


   John Golden is said to be a candidate for boiler inspector.


   Local fishermen report an unusual amount of weeds and refuse at the nets in the lake.


   Mr. George Lovell of Spring Lake is improving daily from his severe accident of Monday.


   A solicitor of the Grand Rapids Herald has been here for a couple of days and succeeded in adding a goodly number to their already large list.


   The Stars defeated the grocer clerks today 24 to 2 and yet the clerks think of beating the bosses Decoration Day.


   Grand Haven is a good convention city and we are pleased to note that a special effort is being made to have the next diocesan convention of Western Michigan held here.


   Capt. John Muir contemplates putting the old river boat Barrett into commission for excursion and picnics.


   Fred Ickes and Walter G. Critchlow, two Grand Rapids wheelmen, rode down here today, making the trip in four hours.  They left this afternoon for Muskegon and will return to the Valley City in a day or two via Sullivan and Coopersville.



Grand Haven , May 30, 1894.

   Under direction of Watherwax Post No. 75 Dept. Mich., G. A. R. of Grand Haven, Wednesday, May 30, 1894.

   Officers of the day:—James W. Orr, Commander; Hon. Gerrit J. Diekema, Orator; Rev. J. H. Thomas, Chaplain; and Maj. F. A. Mansfield, Marshal.

   For the information of those taking part, and the general public, the following Program of Memorial Services on the 30th are published:

   I.  At 1:30 p.m. all Comrades of the G. A. R. and other old soldiers and sailors, desirous of marching with the Post, will meet at Post Hall in uniform and with Memorial badges.

   II.  At 2:00 p.m. sharp, Public Schools will form on Fifth and Franklin streets, right at City Hall.  Co. F. 2d Regt. N. G., will form on north side of Washington street with right on 4th street.  Weatherwax Post and other old soldiers and sailors at left of Company F.  Grand Haven Athletic Club Orator, Chaplain, Vocal Quartette, and Weatherwax Relief Corps at left of Weatherwax Post.  The City Band on Washington street at the head of the Public Schools.  Common council and Fire Department in front of City Hall.  Citizens in carriages on Washington above Fifth.

   The parade will start 2:00 p.m. sharp, and move down Washington to Second, and by Second street and lake Avenue to lake Forest Cemetery and G. A. R. Monument in the following order:

   III.    1.  City Band.

            2.  Public Schools.

            3.  Co. F, Capt. E. H. Andres.

            4.  Weatherwax Post G. A. R. and Old Soldiers.

            5.  Grand Haven Athletic Club.

            6.  Orator, Chaplain and Vocal Quartette in carriages.

            7.  Weatherwax Relief Corps in carriage.

            8.  City Council in carriage.

            9.  City Fire Department in carriage.

          10.  Citizens in carriage.


   IV.  Program at Cemetery:

            1.  Music by Band, star Spangled Banner.

            2.  Reading Memorial Orders by Adjutant.

            3.  G. A. R. Memorial Services.

            4.  Music by Vocal Quartette.

            5.  Prayer by Chaplain, Rev. J. H. Thomas.

            6.  Music by Vocal Quartette.

            7.  Decoration of Monument and Graves.

            8.  Music by Vocal Quartette.

            9.  Oration by Hon. Gerrit J. Diekema.

           10. Music by Band, America.

           11.  Salute to Dead:  firing by detail of Co. F. \

           12.  Benediction by Chaplain.

          13.  Parade reforms and returns to Washington St. and is dismissed.  Oration and other exercises will be held at Co. F. Opera House and the parade dispensed with.


   Another interesting historical discourse was enjoyed by the pupils of room 10, this afternoon.  Hon. G. W. McBride, speaking on “Capture of Vicksburg.”  The close attention and ready questioning on the part of the pupils prove their appreciating interest as well as patriotism imbibed.


Editor Tribune:

   Will not the Tribune, or some of its readers, suggest a more euphonious name for or City’s Base Ball Grounds.  The present one is worse than Hamlet’s offence.  I confess it gives me a shock every time I hear it spoken or see it in print.  If it is true and it is proven beyond dispute, that bacteria, or germs of disease live hundreds of years in the soil, and are always working towards the surface, better abandon “The Pest House Ground” and select a locality free from such associations.  And let us have a name that serves more of invitation, and less of warning, to those living outside of our city.




   Hackley Day is celebrated in Muskegon today.


   Bay City now has five cases of smallpox.


   Real estate transfers in this city are growing.


   The Muskegon Y. M. C. A. basket ball team is preparing for its game here Decoration Day.


   Miss Lizzie VerDuin an employee of the Match Factory had the tip of one of her fingers cut off yesterday.


   The yawl of the schooner Lem Ellsworth was found off Waukegan and there is no doubt but that she went down in the late storm.


   Capt. McGregor of the steamer Mary McGregor reported at Port Huron yesterday and unknown steamer ashore at Kettle Point.


   G. W. McBride, W. K. Johnson and the Berrien county delegation who visited our Court House were in Muskegon yesterday looking over the county house in that town.


   When Mr. Temple and family came to this city from the Netherlands some months ago, they brought with them a young man named John Huizen.  He was no relation to the Temple’s.  Young Huizen is a cigar maker by profession and tried hard to get work at his trade, but could not.  Last week he went to Chicago in search of employment but could find none and returned to Grand Haven.  Last Tuesday the young man disappeared from home and nothing has been seen or heard from him.  His whereabouts is a mystery as he left no word where he was going.


Woman Suffrage.

By M. M. S.

   Is there a parent living that takes an equal interest in his children, that loves and cherishes his daughter to the same extent as his son, that takes a deep interest in her growth and development?—that can conscientiously utter one word against her voting or individualizing herself?  Does he think that her brother, father or even her husband can represent her true womanly nature and has a right to make laws to govern and control it?  Does he feel justified in others to limit her sphere?  Is there a husband living, there ought not to be beneath the broad canopy of the heavens, that has not sufficient respect and confidence in his wife to allow her the same freedom and individuality he himself enjoys without believing it is going to belittle her or detract from her nature that maternal love, deep felt interest in her home or husband and children.  Step by step this great momentous question has gained foothold until it has worked up to be one of the leading questions of the day.  It is no longer the idea of the fanatic, but it finds favor among the deepest and most profound thinkers of the age of both sexes.  Little by little it has crept into sympathy with nearly all the best families of the vast country.  It has become a household topic of conversation.  Mothers are educating their children to look upon this question as a moral, just and natural right, that the girls shall, must and will enjoy the privileges of elective franchise at the ballot box with boys.  And why not admit our mothers and sisters, blest with as fine a brain as our fathers and brothers.  Have they not the same capacity to complete and education in all the various branches as the men do?  Does not experience teach us that women fill all offices of trust with equal capacity of men, from private to national?  Who is it that takes the responsibility of the education of our sons and daughters?  Nine cases out of ten you will find the answer to be the woman.  Then if they have the capacity to educate our sons to fill the highest offices our country can give, why have they not the capacity to judge of what is right or wrong at the ballot box.  Does not Queen Victoria fill her position as honorably an ably as does President Cleveland?  We should willingly accede every blessing needful for the upbuilding of all natures.  For things that seem little to us oft times may be the magic touches to activities that scintillate from worlds to worlds and it behooves us to become diligent watchers that we are not barriers to the out Pouring of thought or soul.

   Grand Haven, 1894.


   I have just been and seen how Mr. VerWy can march the Court House along on the street.  He can haw and gee and drive it alike a horse.  Soon he will have it in its new resting place and Mr. Vanden Bosch will have it up in good style, for he knows what it is good for and I am glad of it, then anyone can look at it and see whether there is any disgrace in it or too low for children.  If not they must …




   The boys Jr. Sisquiets are getting their uniforms.


   Owing to the coal famine the steamer Glenn of Holland is compelled to use wood for fuel.


   A local fan suggests that the old pest house grounds be hereafter known as the Sheldon St., grounds.


   The G. H. A. C. desire to thank the young ladies who marred up their register the other night.


   Geo. Gorham was seriously injured yesterday by being struck in the eye by a ball.


   The grocery clerks base ball nine claim to have received a challenge from the Oaklands of Chicago which they will accept.


   The parents of James Houtkamp who died of smallpox at Muskegon are now said to have symptoms of the disease.


   The People’s party county convention for the purpose of electing delegates to the state convention will be held in the new Court House June 1.


   Instead of the Deer, the tug Elk will go to Tonawanda and the work of converting her into a towing tug has commenced.  The tug Callister will take her place in the fishing business.


   The tug Miller picked up several hundred cedar posts while out to her nets yesterday.  They were probably lost from some schooner in the recent big storm.


   Most probably the life saving station at Jackson Park will be abandoned, and a full crew placed at the old station at the harbor entrance to Chicago.  Special Inspector Abbey is now on the way from Washington to investigate the charge of removal of the crew to Jackson Park was responsible largely for the loss of life in last Friday’s storm.


    The old court house is now very near its future location on Columbus St.


   A drive through Peach Plains and vicinity now reveals a very beautiful landscape.


   Mr. and Mrs. VanLopik will be absent in the Netherlands until August.


   The Grand Rapids bicyclists who were here Thursday, passed through here on their way home form Muskegon today.


   The G. H. A. C.’s Juniors are preparing for their ball game with the Randall, Argard & Co. nine Decoration Day.  It will be played on the Sheldon St. grounds.


   John Fisher caught a sturgeon weighing 180 pounds Thursday.  It took the combined efforts of two men to pull the big fish aboard.  This is undoubtedly the largest sturgeon ever caught here and is of about the same size as the tarpon and other huge fish caught in southern waters.


   The Goodrich steamer will not inaugurate the Saturday night trips to Chicago from this port tonight as advertised.  The great coal famine has compelled the boats to go to their docks at Manitowoc for coal, where a good supply is kept.  Hence the Saturday night trips to Chicago and Sunday night trips from Chicago have been postponed.


   The regular Annual Memorial Service, will be held at M. E. church tomorrow evening at 7:30 o’clock.  The G. A. R., W. R. C. and Co. F with such other soldiers and sailors as desire, will attend in a body.  The church is being decorated for the occasion with appropriate mottoes, evergreens, flowers and flags.  The music will be a special feature of the occasion.  The pastor, Rev. J. H. Thomas will preach the sermon.  A supply of chairs has been secured to fill up vacant space and provide sitting for those who may come.  Com early and secure good seating and cultivate the memory of deeds of valor and patriotism.


   Grand Haven wants everyone in Michigan to know that on the glorious Fourth Ottawa county will dedicate its beautiful new court house with appropriate ceremonies at that place, says the Detroit Free Press.


   Base ball has supplanted all other sports this year and has taken the front rank again as the leading American game.  The enthusiasts in this city are many and there are a number of excellent amateur players in Grand Haven.  The only drawback is the lack of time which the boys have to practice together.  Team work is essential in a good nine and much practice is necessary.  Another drawback here is the fact that we have no decent ball grounds.  None of the diamonds played upon are enclosed.  Nevertheless the local nines will probably give us some good ball playing this summer.


   Herman Langkawell of Muskegon has closed a contract with the T. S. & M. railway by which he is to furnish it with sixty cords of slab per day while the coal miner’s strikes continue.  They are used instead of coal, and most of them go to the D., G. H. M. steamers.


   The supreme court has decided that a bicycle rider has just as much right in the road as a buggy, and drivers must turnout and give them half the road.  Drivers are liable to all damage done to a wheel or the rider in case the wheelman is not given half the road.


   Father Stephen Bingham died Tuesday between 3 and 4 p.m., after a lingering sickness.  He lacked five days of being 70 years old.  He served in company F, 8th Michigan Infantry.  He never recovered from chronic diarrhea  and pulmonary trouble contracted in the rifle pits south of Petersburg.  He came to this county sixteen or eighteen years ago and was widely known.  He possessed many manly qualities of and heart.  He aimed to do good and was so long as he was able a zealous worker in churches and Sunday Schools.  His funeral was preached by Rev. Pollard at the M. E. church, of which he was a member.  Hew was a member of Reno Post.—Nickerson, (Kan.) Argosy.  Stephen Bingham was a former well know resident of Spring Lake.


   The type of new passenger boat to be built by the Goodrich Transportation Company is not yet fully decided.  The boat will be of steel, but Mr. Frank E. Kirby of Detroit, who has prepared plans for a side-wheel steamer, says the company may yet decide on a propeller.


   Hezekiah Smith the well known colored man of Ferrysburg is said to be missing from his home.


   Captain Cobb reports the resorts on Spring Lake to be opening up in good shape.





   Geo. Hancock’s tomatoes suffered severely by the frost last night.


   The Goodrich boats are beginning to burn slabs.


   The frost last night did a great deal of damage in some parts of this country.


   The “Stars” now claim the honor of being the championship base ball club of Grand Haven.  After defeating the Coopersville nine Decoration Day which they expect to do, they will lay claim to the championship of Ottawa Co.


   The Grand Haven woman’s Club elected the following officers for the ensuing year last Saturday:  President, Mrs. G. A. Farr; Vice-Pres., Mrs. N. Robbins, Jr.; Recording Sec., Miss Millie Cutler; Treasurer, Mrs. A. S. Kedzie; Members of the Board, Mrs. Savidge, Mrs. Craw and Mrs. G. W. A Smith.


   The fourteen year old Swampies hereby challenge the Grand Haven Athletic base ball club, either the Juniors or the Seniors to a game of ball at any time they wish.  Manager.


   The steamer Nyack of the Muskegon-Milwaukee line came in this morning on a peculiar errand.  Capt. Chas. Lyman was brought home seriously sick and threatened with typhoid fever.  Capt. Lyman has been sick for several days but stuck to his post.  Gradually growing worse it was thought best that he be brought home which was done this morning shortly after the boat arrived form Milwaukee.


   The G. H. A. C. have their colors flying from the Club House today.


   J. W. Boynton is getting the people of Battle Creek interested in his road.


   The High School nine lost a well played game to the Spring Lake Saturday afternoon.  Score 11 to 6.


   On of the features of our Fourth of July celebration will be an exhibit of the mammoth fishing industry at this port.  Every tug and smack in the business will line up at the river front.


   Rev. DeBruyn received the sad news by telegraph this morning, of the death of Mrs. F. M. Grooters of this city, at Milwaukee last night.  Mrs. Grooters was visiting relatives in that city and had only been away since last Wednesday.  She was accompanied by her daughter Miss Mary Grooters.  Her sudden death is supposed to have been caused by heart disease.  Mrs. Grooters was one of the old residents of Grand Haven and was 65 years of age.  It will be remembered that Mr. Grooters died about a year ago.  Two daughters, Misses Nellie and Mary suffer the loss of a loving mother.  The remains are expected to arrive on the City of Milwaukee tomorrow morning.  No arrangements have as yet been made for a funeral.


G. H. A. C. vs. Stars.

   The result of the base ball game between the Stars and the G. H. A. C. Juniors Saturday afternoon at the Sheldon St. grounds was a surprise to many.

[The recap of this game can be seen in its entirety on the Tribune microfilm at the Louitit Library.]


The G. A. R. at Church.

   Weatherwax Post G. A. R. and the ladies of Weatherwax Relief Corps, under the escort of Co. F, Capt. Andres, attending Memorial service at the M. E. church last evening at the invitation of Rev. Thomas, the pastor, and was made truly welcome.  The guests were given the seats of honor in the centre of the church; and a great congregation crowded the aisles, the doors and the vestibules to the street.  The church was handsomely decorated with flags and a profusion of flowers, and especially with a centre piece, “Welcome,” over the pulpit in large letters of red, white and blue stars; the choir in its best voice sang songs appropriate to the occasion.  But the especial treat was the sermon of Rev. Thomas, the pastor.  Although too young to have been a soldier himself, his eloquent and appropriate sermon showed that his boy’s heart was kindled with the fires felt by the traitors firing on Fort Sumter and what is more, that those fires are still burning.  The old soldiers and their associates and escorts feel good.


A Valuable Find.

   Silver and gold articles to the value of several hundred dollars were found Saturday on the celery farm of C. Ver Berkmoes, on the river bank near the Corn Planter factory.  Krein Ver Berkmoes and his son were working in the land, when the lad suddenly came upon a silver spoon.  Mr. A. Ver Berkmoes happening to come along and being told of the find proceeded to look around to see if there was anything more.  Digging in the ground near where the spoon was found he shortly came upon a lot of jewelry, including bracelets, &c.

   The mystery is where the valuables came from.  Many are of the opinion that it was the same jewelry that a traveling man had stolen form him in C. Donker’s saloon some twelve years ago.  If so it was probably covered up in the land by the thief.  Mr. A. Ver Berkmoes will keep the valuables unless some one can prove positive ownership.


One Year at Joliet.

   The following dispatch from Bloomington, Ill., Appeared in  the Chicago herald yesterday:

   “Bloomington, Ill, May 26.—John T. Hiler, who became noted Feb. 23, 1894, by marrying Miss Grace Washburne, a handsome Bloomington girl, upon 24 hours acquaintance, and who was soon thereafter arrested in Chicago on the charge of bigamy, brought by her mother, was here today, in McClean circuit court, found guilty of bigamy as charged and sentenced to one year in Joliet penitentiary and fined $100.  The court room was crowded.

   “The principal witness against him was wife No. 1, whose maiden name was Myers, and who has been living in Chicago with Mrs. Karl, a cousin of the Hilers.  She testified that Hiler met her in a hotel parlor at Appleton, Wis., in September, 1893, sang a song and introduced himself to her.  In two days they were married, or she believed they were married, having gone through a ceremony at Oshkosh performed by a man said to be a minister.  Mrs. Washburne Hiler, and the Bloomington minister who married her and Hiler testified.

   “Judge Tipton decided that Mrs. Hiler No. 1 could not testify, and her evidence was therefore excluded.  The grounds upon which this decision was rendered were that if Mrs. Hiler No. 1 is the wife of Hiler she cannot testify against him, and if she is not is wife of course the statement that she is would be of no value.  Hiler is a composer of ballads and sells is own and other music through the country, occasionally taking time to lead some unsuspecting girls astray.  He seems to be extremely proud of his achievements in this line and takes delight in narrating his exploits.

   “He is 28years old and fine looking.  His home is at Grand Haven, Mich.  Feeling against HIler here is so bitter and intense that there is no doubt he would be treated to tar and feathers if the people could get at him.”


   The Upper Peninsula now has three inches of snow.


   A fog horn will be established at Ludington harbor.


   Chicago vessel owners are planning to experiment with crude oil as fuel on their steamers during the coal famine.  The necessary fittings will cost but a little.  Coal for fuel has become an unknown quantity at Buffalo.  The price is nominally $4, but the vessels have hard work getting enough at that figure to carry them to Cleveland.


   The village trustees of Mancelona have adopted an ordinance forbidding anyone in the town limits to own a billiard table or play pool.  They have also instructed the marshal to look after the boys who play marbles for keeps.


   Peter DeWitt was here from Spring Lake today.  He reports great sport in looking after the moon shiners of the northern wilds.




   Following the usual custom the Tribune will not be issued tomorrow.


   The frame work of Capt. Wm. R. Loutit’s residence is going up.


   The indications now point to a very successful year at our popular resort, Highland Park.


   The name Michigan was given to this state in 1805.  It is an Indian word meaning a weir for fish.


   The public thinks it is not fair play for the proprietors to practice base ball all the time and not give the clerks equal showing.


   Detroit now has a case of smallpox.


   Several families from St. Louis and Chicago are expected at their summer homes at Highland Park during the next week.


   The grocery proprietors are confident that they will defeat the clerks.  If they succeed they will challenge any nine in the state.


   Mr. T. McGarry, one of Grand Rapids most prominent attorneys, has rented the Andrews cottage at Highland Park and his family will occupy it during this summer.


   The Challenge League defeated John Dernbos’ nine in a six inning game yesterday by the score of 40 to 5.  The C. L. have challenged them to another game Decoration Day.


   A Coldwater correspondent to the Marshall Statesman says:  Jerry Boynton … attorney, Mr. Palmer, have been here a week getting the right of way to build a railroad on the old Coldwater & Mansfield roadbed, which was graded through here about twenty-three years since.  They have secured the right of way from Grand Rapids to Battle Creek and from that latter pace will continue to Coldwater.  The line under prospect is called the Central Michigan, which will be built from Grand Haven, on the lake shore, to Grand Rapids, and from there to Defiance, Ohio, and on the Jackson coal mines in the latter state.  From Grand Haven of course, transportation continues by water to Milwaukee thereby tapping some of the best country in the state.  Work is in progress between Grand Haven and Grand Rapids, and it seems to be a sure thing.  Coldwater has no northern outlet and will no doubt strive hard to get the road.


   Hundreds of the graves in Lake Forest Cemetery will be decorated tomorrow with beautiful flowers.  This custom is growing in favor and to us it seems not only beautiful, but grand that once a year at least, they who have friends and loved ones there should decorate their graves and attest that if gone they are not forgotten.


   At the drill meeting of Co. F last evening, Capt. Andres was instructed by the unanimous vote of the company to apply for the dishonorable discharge of a certain three members for not …ance at attire.


   Representative Richardson argued in the House yesterday in favor of the retention of Grand Haven as a port of entry.


   D. VerWy has the old court house safely located on Upper Columbus St.


   The frost of yesterday did great damage to strawberries in this vicinity.


   Mr. Fred Nesser was taken with a rush of blood to the head while at work in the freight house this morning and was taken home.


   Tomorrow will be a big base ball day in Grand Haven.  Games will be played on every decent patch of ground in the city, by players of more or less ability.


   The custom house at this port has jurisdiction over nearly two thirds of Michigan.  The district extends from the lower most point of the lake bordering Michigan to the port of Cheboygan on Lake Huron.


   Never, since an ingenious Frenchman invented the velocipede and propelled it, striking with the toes of his feet upon the ground, has bicycling become so much a craze as it is today.  Everyone who does not ride, thinks he can and if not the owner of a “bike” expects to be, says an ex.


   Frank Deremo was found guilty by a jury in Justice Pagelson’s court yesterday of assaulting Deputy game warden Hammond.  He was sentenced to pay a fine of $10 and costs or go to jail for 20 days.  Deremo through his attorney at once took steps to appeal the case to circuit court.


   Editor Tribune:—Is it necessary in order to play a game of base ball that profanity should be indulged in?  At the game last Saturday, at which there were many ladies and gentlemen present, between the Stars and Junior Athletics, much disgraceful language was used.  It seems a very hope less and uphill task to attempt the reform of our entire city in habits of profanity, but if our ball clubs will inaugurate such a reformation they will be entitled to much praise.  Sport.




   On account of the dedication of the new court house twice the number of people will be in the city July 4th that have ever been in the town at one time.  These people must be entertained.  We must have money to do it.  Every citizen who is financially able to contribute is earnestly appealed to contribute when called upon.



   The government supply steamer Dahlia was in port yesterday.


   The D. G. H. & M. is laying off trains on account of the coal famine.


   Owing to numerous complaints from all parts of the city, the marshal has been obliged to prohibit ball playing on the streets.


   The bleachers at the Sheldon St. grounds were not very warm yesterday, but the cold weather did not dampen the ardor of the local cranks.


   Game warden, Kennedy is having a hard time of it.  He was arrested at Au Train a short time ago on a trumped up charge and now he is arrested in this county.


   M. Kamhout, proprietor of the Bank Saloon has issued a book entitled “What Congress Has Done,” which is meeting with a great demand.  As an author Mr. Kamhout is getting a great many compliments.  The work is circulated free.


   Giles F. Kennedy, of Grand Rapids, game warden, was arrested by Sheriff Keppel. Tuesday Kennedy arrested two men in Holland a week or two ago for illegal fishing.  They were declared innocent and now they get back at him for having the warden arrested for being imprisoned illegally.


   The Fourth of July committee is arranging to offer a prize to the couple who will be publicly married on the steps of the new Court House Fourth of July.  The Courier-Journal will advance a five years subscription to the happy couple who will be wedded there.


   The grocery proprietors were defeted by the grocery clerks in the celebrated ball game yesterday morning by the score of 32 to 12.  Arkema and Koenes were the battery for the clerks and for the first four innings Arkema held the proprietors down to only two runs.  Ed. Hollestelle and H. Peterson pitched for the proprietors.  Score by innings:

                           1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9

Clerks …………2   7   1   0   2  11  9   0   0 —32

Proprietors …….0   0   2   0   6   3   1   0   0 —12

Umpire Welsh.


   In Capt. Chas. B. Hall’s paper on “The Michigan National Guard” now being published in Outing, one is given a very compete and satisfactory history of Michigan’s volunteer militia.  From it we clip the following reference to Co. F’s defense of the county jail at the time of the incarceration of the murderer Voscamp.  “May, 1881, Company F Second Regiment, Captain Mower, was called into service by Sheriff VanPell of Ottawa Co., to aid in restraining an organized attempt to break into the jail and lynch a prisoner therein confined.  Captain Mower having covered the entrance to the jail, remained on duty from 9 p.m. until the next morning and about midnight the mob made an advance upon the jail, when Captain Mower gave the command “attention” and the crowd at once broke and scattered.”  Among the cuts illustrating this article in the June Outing is given a very creditable portrait of Major F. A. Mansfield of this city.  


    Memorial day is past and preparations are now being made for the grandest Fourth of July celebration in the history of Grand Haven.  An effort will be made to get the Grand Rapids militia  companies to participate. Excursions will be run out into the lake by some of the lake steamers. Grand Haven's famous Athletic Club will give public exhibitions and the sports of the day will be under the control of W. L. R. A. Andres.  The most important event of the day however will be the dedication of our new Court House.  Orations are to be delivered by Hon. T. W. Ferry and Hon. C. Van Loo, and the new building will be thrown open for public inspection. A number of base ball games are already booked.  Besides these a number of novelties in the way of celebration will take place during the day. A Coxey's army, and a parade in which every business in the city will be represented will be features.  Also an exhibit of Grand Haven's fishing industry.  The celebration will conclude in the evening with one of the grandest displays ever witnessed.  On the big hill, across the river troops will be stationed. A gun boat will proceed down the river; be fired upon, return fire and the fun will begin.  Fireworks will add to the scene and make it one of grandeur.  This exhibit alone will be worth a trip of miles to witness.  Special rates will be offered on all roads leading to Grand Haven that day.


Memorial Day.

   Rain spoiled what would otherwise have been a fine Memorial Day procession yesterday afternoon.  Nevertheless, a fair number took part in the parade to the Opera House, where the exercises were held.

   The parade was participated in by the City Band, a large number of pupils of the public schools, Co. F under the command of Capt. E. H. Andres; Weatherwax Post, G. A. R. and other old soldiers.  The orator, chaplain, vocal quartette, W. R. C., city council and fire department followed in carriages.

   A throng that soon filled the building poured into the Opera House and many were obliged to go away.

   The exercises were carried out according to program.

   Hon. Gerrit J. Dykema, of Holland, delivered a patriotic oration; one of the best ever heard here and was frequently applauded.

   The graves of the boys in blue who rest in Lake Forest Cemetery were decorated by the G. A. R.   Every year these graves are increasing and it is with a sense of sadness that they are marked each Decoration Day.

   A salute was fired at the cemetery by Co. F.


G. H. A. C. Victors.

   One of the best games of ball played in this city for a number of years, was the game played yesterday afternoon between the G. H. A. C. and the Randall, Argard & Co. club of Grand Rapids.  The cold weather and rain dampened the ardor of many who would otherwise have attended the game.  Nevertheless when play was called, about 700 spectators were on the grounds, and none of them were sorry for attending.

   The G. H. A. C. team was constituted as follows:  Ike Van Weelden, catcher; Ed Gibbs, pitcher; Harm Northouse, 1st base; … Vanden Burg, 2nd base, Will O’Connell, 3rd base; By Mabee, short stop; Lou Van Drezer, right field; Ed Cummings, left field.

   Wurzburg and McDonald were in the points for the Grand Rapids nine.  The others were Sargeant, Praetories, Quinlan, Turner, Lichtner, LeClear and Innes.

   The game was well played throughout and for the first five innings it was as pretty a contest as could be wished for.

   Grand Haven was first at bat, and O’Connell the first man to face the Grand Rapids pretzel.  O’Connell fanned out.  One man succeeded in making the circuit of the bases the first inning.  The Grand Rapids boys were not so fortunate and a goose egg was chalked up against them.

   For four innings Ed Gibbs held the Valley City contingent down to only one or two scratch hits.  In the 5th they succeeded in making two runs and tying the score.  The G. H. A. C. forged ahead again in the 6th

   Base ball is very uncertain and it is this uncertainty which keeps the spectators at fever heat in a close game.  This stage was reached in the 7th when the Grand Rapids boys made three runs and gained the lead.  But the anxiety was short lived for the next inning the locals jumped to the front by making three runs and shutting out their opponents.  Ed Gibbs scored a run in the last inning, ending Grand Haven’s run getting.  In their last half, the Grand Rapids boys made things look interesting for a time, but two runs was all they could make and the game was ended:  9 to 8 in favor of the G. H. A. C.’s.

   The game was umpired by Mr. Cummings, a Grand Rapids gentleman, and he gave the best satisfaction.  His close decisions were well divided between the two clubs.

   The feature of the game was the battery work of Gibbs and VanWeelden.  Gibbs stuck out eight men and was cool at critical stages and kept the few genuine hits made off him well scattered.  The Grand Rapids pitcher also did well, but the local boys kept their hits well bunched.  The 1st and 2nd basemen of the Grand Rapids nine played a faultless game.  The second baseman made a neat catch of a hot one bagger in the latter part of the game.

   Lou Northouse accepted every chance offered in his territory with out an error.  Lou also pounded the ball for a double and a single.

   Lou VanDrezzer had his batting clothes on and made two doubles and two singles and played a faultless fielding game.  He collided with Harm Northouse while after a fly and was badly bruised but remained in the game.  He scored three of the nine runs.

   By Mabee played and excellent game in short and made a double and a triple.

   Harm Northouse held down first in good style.

   All in all it was a good exhibition.  The players all conducted themselves in a gentlemanly manner.  A few such games will awake great interest in the sport here.

   Score by innings:

                                         1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9 

G. H. A. C. ……………. 1  1  2  0  0  2  0  2  1 —9 

R. A. & Co…………….. 0  0  0  0  3  1  2  0  2 ―8              


   A scow with timbers for the pier broke away from the tug Miller yesterday and was drifting on shore until rescued by the life saving crew and towed in by the Meister.


   Building operations have begun on the new addition to the tannery.


   It is reported that Muskegon parties will open another laundry here.


Ball Players Take Notice.

   Ball players will take warning that the ordinance prohibiting ball playing on the public streets of this city will be strictly enforced.

   Dated May 31, 1894.

   Wm. L. R. A. Andres, Mrashal.


   A movement is on foot to have Memorial Day changed to a later date.


   One of the peculiar things of yesterday’s ball game was the fact that no player of the Grand Rapids nine scored more than one run.


   A. M. Barden built a miniature fort in chamber’s barber window which attracted a great deal of attention yesterday.


   The Red Stripes played the Swampy’s a five  inning game Decoration day.  The score was 18 to 15 in favor of the Red Stripes.


   The G. H. A. C. nine plays the Coopersville club tomorrow.  A return game with the Randall, Argard & Co. Club will be played in Grand Rapids in a few weeks.


   The gentleman who umpired the ball game yesterday afternoon spoke in praise of the local team.  He said that with two changes made in the club he would be willing to back it against any amateur nine in Michigan.


   Time flies.  Thirty years ago, May 26, the battle of North Anna had been fought by the Army of the Potomac under General Grant.  May 31 the battle of Cold Harbor commenced.  In five weeks that heroic army lost sixty thousand men.  Thirty years ago, May 27, Sherman’s army fought at Pickett’s Mill and New Hope church, on the march to Atlanta.


   Joe Koenes has started a lumber yard on 5th St., between Fulton and Elliott.