The Evening Tribune
Grand Haven, Mich. June 1892
Rest! This is the year’s bower. Sit down with it. Wipe from thy brow the toil. The elements are thy servants. The dews bring thee jewels. The winds bring perfume. The earth shows thee all her treasure. The forests sing to thee. The air is all sweetness, as if all the angels of God had gone through it, bearing spices homeward. The storms are but as flocks of mighty birds that spread their wings and sing in the high heaven! Speak to god now, and say, “O Father, where art thou?” And out of every flower, and tree, and silver pool and twined thicket, a voice will come, “God is in me.” The earth cries to the heavens “God is here!” And the heavens cry to the earth, “God is here!” The sea claims Him. The land hath Him. His footsteps are upon the deep! He sitteth upon the Circle of the Earth! O sunny joys of the sunny month, yet soft and temperate, how soon will the eager months that come burning from the equator, scorch you!
During the month of May there was rain every day but one.
The end cribs of the south pier are in very bad condition, sagging down to the water’s edge.
The old and very fat dog of Mrs. Asa Reynolds was killed by being run over by the bus this morning.
The committee are circulating a subscription paper for the celebration of the Fourth of July.
Fred Groneveldt is building a boat-house, which is a novelty in these parts. It is a floating arc, and will be furnished with hammocks, etc. and can be taken anywhere on the lake or river. It will be known as the “Hunter’s Arc.”
Some of our local sports assisted by a drummer set up a target in the rear of Bottje’s store this afternoon and began a fusillade upon the object. They had been shooting but a short time when Marshal Klaver appeared much to the consternation of the shooters who quickly absented themselves
Rhodes imported bulldog “Tough” got a hold of Kamhout’s “Jake” in Kamhout’s saloon yesterday afternoon. Water was poured over the dogs, but they would not separate. Then one individual got a hold of the hind legs of one dog and another party grabbed the other dog. There was a mighty pull and yet the bulls did not separate. Other methods were tried but Tough held on until he was thrown in the alley and choked off. Rhodes now claims the best fighter in Western Michigan.
Fred Warber has about perfected plans for an important adjunct to his celery business. On his celery farm on Griffin street in the 4th ward, he will construct a pond for raising of imported French frogs. The product of the business is one of which the market is not overstocked, and the prices are good. The large hotels are the biggest consumers, frogs feet being considered a great delicacy. Such hotels as the Palmer of Chicago, alone, have contracts to be supplied with thousands daily, paying $1.00 to $1.50 a dozen.
Mr. Warber is arranging to get a fine breed (for there are breeds of frogs as well as any other animal,) of what is known as the French variety. These cost from $7 to $10 a pair, and several pairs will breed to the extent of about 20,000 in two or three years.
A netting will be placed over the pond to keep out the birds, who also know a good dainty when they see it. In the winter they burrow holes in the mud and slumber until Spring.
There is no reason why the industry will not pay, and Mr. Warber’s place has many advantages. A spring runs directly where the pond will be located, thus giving pure and fresh water. The industry is an odd one and will be watched with interest.
The first whistle of the match factory blew yesterday and in a few days it will be the scene of many busy hands. The machinery is running and is being tested, but no matches are being made.
Grand Haven’s boy hoodlums break the electric light company’s globes about as fast as they can be placed in position, and it looks as though the company would have to provide a burglar-proof safe for each globe.—G. R. Democrat.
The state weather stations now get their local forecasts by telephone.
If a Board of Trade benefits other towns and cities, why will it not do our city good?
A panther in the woods is scaring the citizens on the outskirts of Manistee.
Is the Glass Factory sleeping again? Why not let the improvement association take charge of the place.
The keeper’s house on the Spring Lake bridge is a model of neatness and ingenuity.
This city has one grocery store to every 386 inhabitants and one saloon to every 456 inhabitants.
The Grand Haven TRIBUNE will be represented at the Democratic National convention and has secured a seat on the press platform.
At the meeting of the stockholders of the Grand Haven Furniture Co., last evening, a call was made for subscriptions to the stock of this company to the extent of $20,000. Five thousand of this amount was guaranteed and the committee consisting of Jacob Baar, Folgert VanZanten and Alex Hamilton, was appointed to solicit the balance. It now remains for those who have faith in the future of Grand Haven and Grand Haven’s industries, to come forward and give practical evidence of it, but taking this $15,000 of stock in an institution that is bound to pay.
The Furniture Company, as is the case with all institutions of the kind, at one time or another, has reached a critical point. The shutting down of the factory, which is possible if not probable, if the additional stock is not taken would be a fatal blow to our interests.
A statement will be prepared at once, for public distribution, showing the condition of the company and everyone is asked to look it over, and be ready to discuss the matter intelligently with the committee when called upon. Remember that this is an important matter, and no slight considerations should be allowed to stand in the way of making a good investment, and at the same time helping the Furniture Company, and every citizen of the town thereby.
World’s Fair Notes.
…In front of the administration building at the exposition the largest fountain in the world will toss graceful streams and excite the administration of millions of spectators. It is now being constructed in Paris by Sculptor Mac Monnies, who is acknowledged to be one of the very best living artists. The idea of the fountain is that of an apotheosis of modern liberty, Columbia, and will take the shape of a triumphal barge, guided by time, heralded by fame, and rowed by eight standing figures, and representing on one side the arts and on the other, science, industry, agriculture and commerce. This barge is proceeded by eight sea horses forming a semi-circle in front and mounted by eight young men as out riders, who represent modern commerce. The smallest figure is 12 feet in height and the largest 20 ft. The design of the basin is circular, 150 feet in diameter, and is flanked on each side by columns 50 feet high surmounted by eagles. At night the fountain will be illuminated by electricity after the principle employed in fountains in the Champ de Mars.
[This report can be found in its entirety in the Evening Tribune on microfilm at the Loutit Library.]
Geo. Bennett has closed his barber shop.
Several real estate men have been in the city the past week looking over 4th ward real estate.
“Ta-ra-ra Boom ta-ra” expresses the sentiment of the people in regard to Grand Haven’s awakening enthusiasm.
The old Fisher house opposite H. Boyce’s residence is being torn down. Henry Fisher will put up a residence there shortly.
J. W. Boynton thinks that in a very few years electricity will be the chief motive power and will build the railroad in plans in accordance.
The TRIBUNE is one of only 350 newspapers throughout the country to secure a seat on the press platform at the Democratic National convention at Chicago, June 21st.
A Mr. Torrey, representative of a furniture house, was in the city this morning. Speaking of Grand Haven Furniture Co. he said that their make of furniture was a very fine grade and thought that a factory making such grades should be appreciated by citizens and that the capital stock should be increased.
The 6:15 train over the D. G. H. & M. R’y, did not get in last night on account of a wash out at Ada. The culverts, in the yards at that place proved to be insufficient capacity to carry off the water which ran in streams down the large hills south of the track near the Ada depot. The washout is the worst that has taken place on that road for a number of years. A stretch of track eighty feet long was left suspended twenty-five feet high. The passengers and baggage were transferred to another train, which arrived here at about 10 o’clock.
The Improvement Board met at the court house last evening. A. J. Emlaw was elected chairman and E. L. Briggs, Sec’y.
Mr. J. Baar from the committee appointed at a previous meeting, read articles formulated and the names of persons whose signatures had been secured numbering 124.
The same committee reported the following constitution, which as adopted:
1st, The name of this association shall be the Grand Haven Improvement Board.
2nd, The object of this association shall be to promote the growth, prominence, and prosperity of the city of Grand Haven by fostering and developing its present resources and securing new manufactories and other valuable industries in said city, soliciting the investment of local and foreign capital and use all legitimate means to make known in various ways the advantages of Grand Haven as a point for commercial and Manufacturing enterprising, as a place of residence.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS.
3rd, The management of this association shall be vested in a board of 11 directors, no number of which shall hold elective or appointive office under the national, state, county or city governments or be a member of any governing committee of any political organization. To be chose in such a manner and for such a term of service as the by laws shall provide.
4th, The qualifications for membership in this association and the fees, and the dues contingent thereon, shall be prescribed by the by laws, save that no monthly dues shall aggregate more than twelve dollars in any fiscal year of this association, over and above the annual membership fee.
5th, The annual meeting of this association for the election of a Board of directors, and other purposes, shall be held the first Monday in June, of each year, after the first meeting.
6th, This constitution may be amended at any annual or special meeting, 30 days previous notice of such amendment having been given by the President and Secretary, by publication in one or more newspapers published in Grand Haven, and the by-laws of the association may be adopted, altered, amended or repealed by the Board of Directors, at any meeting thereof.
Alex Hamilton moved that the by-laws be given a second reading and adopted as a whole, which motion prevailed. (We will publish by-laws tomorrow.)
Moved by Mr. McBride that those whose names had been attached to the declaration be permitted to become members without a written application, which was carried.
Mr. Kedzie moved that we proceed to the election of a board of directors which was carried.
Mr. J. Baar submitted the following names for a board of directors: James A. Armstead, Gerrit Ball, Gerrit Juistema, James Hancock, Alex Hamilton, John Cook, Fred Pfaff, S. M. Wright, Dwight Cutler, jr., Nat. Robbins, jr., J. W. O’Brien.
Mr. Kedzie moved that the secretary be instructed to cast the ballot for the list, as read, which motion prevailed unanimously.
Mr. Wright moved that all persons who have signed the declaration and who shall sign the same may become members by paying the required fees. Carried.
Grand Haven’s board of trade had scarcely perfected an organization when someone started a frog farm.—Detroit News.
The largest raft ever seen in fresh water will soon leave Cheboygan for Bay City. It will contain 9,000,000 feet of lumber.
In about a month a large number of German emigrants will arrive in this city to locate on land sold them by Chas. Ronge.
Fred Warber’s name is appearing in all the state papers as proprietor of the new and very odd industry of frog raising.
One of the most important industries tributary to Grand Haven and Spring Lake is the Bertchy Brick & Tile Company located upon Spring Lake. They employ a large number of men and manufacture with improved brick making machinery, run by a powerful steam engine, first class brick by the wholesale. They have recently received and order for 300,000 from Milwaukee, which will be shipped by vessel sometime this month. They have an unlimited supply of clay and their establishment is a permanent one.
Glass Factory Meeting.
There was a large and enthusiastic meeting at the city hall last night. The veterans of both sides in many a political fight in the city were there, determined that peace and harmony where the interests of the city were at stake, should prevail, and we say let the good work go on, and the TRIBUNE says, God speed the day when we shall one united happy people working with one end—for Grand Haven’s future growth and prosperity—Andrew J. Emlaw acting as chairman and George D. Sanford as secretary. The chairman, Mr. Emlaw stated the object of the meeting which in substance was a proposition from outside parties to at once start up the Glass Factory and set machinery in motion again. The meeting was addressed by Messrs. Boyce, Farr, Sanford, Thompson and others and after a thorough discussion the following resolution, presented by Hon. Geo. A. Farr, was adopted by a standing vote, every man being on his feet in a second and no dissention appearing the resolution was declared carried by the chairman by a unanimous vote.
Resolved, That the trustees, Messrs. Emlaw, Boyce, and Vander Veen, be authorized and instructed to transfer the title of the Glass Factory (so called) to Mr. J. A. Hickey when satisfied that said Hickey intends in good faith to establish a business there and provided that the said Hickey shall not be at liberty to remove any said property from the city of Grand Haven, Mich.
G. R. Leader: A new industry has developed at Grand Haven and is rapidly assuming important proportions. It is an industry that strikes the small boy in exactly the right spot, but small boys are not the only ones engaged in it. The industry is the catching of mud turtles. The turtles are passed alive in barrels and shipped to Chicago, Cincinnati and other points to be converted into genuine terrapin soup. Several barrels of the live turtles pass through the city every week by freight for the points of consumption.
Above the Clouds.
“Above the Clouds” was witnessed by a fair audience at the Opera House last evening, but there should be a larger attendance tonight. The play was well presented by every one of the cast. Hon. Geo. W. McBride takes the part of Phillip Ringold or “Crazy Phil” and with his black beard and fierce look is not easily recognized. Alex Hamilton is the villain of the play and wears a handsome southern beard to bring his countenance into tune. Will Gibbs is the silvery haired old gentleman. D. A. Lane his son. E. P. Cummings “Titus Turtle” is a very fat and bald headed gentleman, his thoughts usually straying to the next meal. He came out at one stage of the play his massive front well napkined and a large piece of cheese and bread of which he was consuming large mouthfuls. Chas. Lilley is “Booby” and can’t be beat. John Bryce, Jr. is Nat Taylor and a natty young man is he, with a penchant for rhymes. Hester Thorpe, Mrs. J. C. Surprise is housekeeper for Amos Gaylord and figures in the happy ending as the long lost wife of Phillip Ringold. Lucretia Gerrish (Miss Lulu Ingraham) is a regular companion of Mr. Titus Turtle. Miss Susy Gaylord (Mrs. Chas. Lilley) receives attention of Booby and Nat but prefers the former. Grace Inlges (Grace Althouse) is much sought after by Alfred Thorpe the villain.
What might have been a casualty with loss of life took place just off the harbor night before last. It was 9:00 o’clock and the steamer Atlanta had just left for Chicago when a little schooner was seen ahead. The signals were given but in some way the schooner did not mind them properly, and the steamer struck her near the bow carrying away the jibboom and bowsprit. The Life Saving crew immediately started to the schooner’s assistance, towing her to shore. The schooner was the Mary Cornell. Loaded with shingles on her way from Manistee to Holland. She was repaired yesterday with assistance of the life savers and sent on her journey.
Patrick Clearly a deck hand on the steamer Racine was badly hurt Wednesday. He with four others was assisted in pulling in a gang plank, when the plank slipped to one side striking Cleary on the leg, below the knee. The leg was badly mangled by the blow and he was taken to the Marine Hospital. No bones were broken and he was placed under Dr. Walkey’s charge.
Work is progressing on Harvey Wyman’s cottage at Highland Park.
MR. EDITOR―In your issue of last week appeared an item saying that Pastor Roese was holding services to ten families that do not belong to the so called Independent church here. We wish to state the fact that the ten families mentioned properly do not belong to any church and are on the records of the German Lutheran Immanuel church here, as dismissed caused by non-payment of their dues. Now therefore we are not angry that Pastor Roese preaches to such folks.
Sec. German Lutheran Imm. church, of Grand Haven Township.
This is to certify that the above statement is true, Signed,
T. A. KAMMERER,
Pastor of the said church but not the Independent church.
The Corn Planter Factory will shortly build an addition to their extensive plant.
Seventy-two refrigerators are made every day at the Corn Planter Factory.
Quite an excitement on Washington street Saturday night caused by a lively quarrel.
Two wagon loads of “Grand Haven Illustrated” arrived today for Mr. Mitchell.
A canoe in which Herbert Cummings was paddling at the pier Saturday, capsized, but he was rescued by companions.
Rev. E. R. Clark of Spring Lake is not a weather prophet, but claims that if it rains the first Sunday of a month it will rain every other Sunday in that month except one.
A fight took place in Peach Plains last Sunday between two young fellows from this city which lasted one hour and twenty minutes. A good deal of blood was spilled.
A party of Muskegon young men sailed over to this city by yacht yesterday. A slight squall came up and the party became frightened out of returning by sea. A visit was then made to Stone’s barn and all left for the Sawdust City by bus at 12 o’clock last night.
A Grand Rapids traveling man recently here, said that Jerry Boynton would get the Grand River railroad through, sure pop. He has built roads where opposition has been so strong that work was done under the protection of guns. On one occasion he laid a track over a party’s land in the dead of night and run a locomotive over, thus giving him the right of way.
Good fishing at the piers.
The bicycle fever is catching.
Several emigrants from the Netherlands arrived this afternoon.
The schooner Indian Bill is in port with a load of lumber. The Bill is an odd looking craft and has but recently received her official number.
Luman VanDrexer invited several of his friends to a turtle soup yesterday. Everybody present reported it delicious.
Mr. Hickey the Chicago glass manufacturer has been notified of the terms of the Glass Factory stock holders.
The little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Levi Wickham strayed off this morning , but was found some time afterwards strolling down Fulton St.
When the books were opened for subscriptions after the meeting of the Board of Improvement Saturday, there was a scramble among members of the board to see who should pay dues. S. M. Wright succeeded in “getting there” with John Cook a close second.
Potato bugs are migrating across the lake.
There is a swift current running to the lake right now.
The Grand Rapids Herald says that the river is so high now that it reminds one of the year when the “big boom” came very near breaking. Haven’t seen anything of the high water down here.
At a meeting of the Board of Directors of the Improvement Board held on Saturday afternoon the following officers were elected: Pres., Jas. P. Armstead; Vice Pres., N. Robbins, Jr.; Treas. S. M. Wright; Secretary, pro. tem., Alex Hamilton. A resolution was passed authorizing the secretary to remit the dues of the editors of several papers on account of the large amount of free work they will be called upon to do for the board. Copies of the constitution were ordered printed.
[The by-laws of the Improvement were published in this same issue and are available on microfilm at the Loutit Library]
The office of the Spring Lake bridge is now ready for occupancy
$52.80 was cleared from the two appearances of “Above the Clouds” for the Highland park Pavilion fund.
Some of the good people of Muskegon have petitioned the council to forbid the riding of bicycles by women.
William Verberkmoes, better known as “Kerosene,” was arrested yesterday afternoon at the instance of his brother, Cornelius Verberkmoes, the cigar maker. Cornelius claims that William threatened his life, hence his arrest. William is now in jail in default of bail. The hearing will be tomorrow morning before Justice Pagelson.
The president of the C. H. & D. R. R. states that they have secured control of the C. J. & M. terminating at Allegan. The officials of the C. J. M. desire a lake terminal. The Improvement Board should look into this matter and place the advantages of Grand Haven before these officers. Now is the time to hustle and make this city a railroad center.
The World’s Fair Michigan forestry committee, of which Dwight Cutler is a member, has asked for samples of Michigan woods and seeds in order to show the world what Michigan can raise.
A new walk has been placed from Water street to the south end of the pier.
Wm. VanDrezzer is having the building next west of his restaurant handsomely fitted up for an eating room, to meet the demands of his increasing patronage.
Wm. Ver Berkmoes was brought before Justice Pagelson this morning on the charge of threatening his brother Cornelius. He was released on bonds to keep the peace.
A party of 37 High School pupils accompanied by Prof. and Mrs. Briggs took the little steamer Nellie last evening for Fruitport. After spending some time at the blast furnace the party left for home, arriving here at 11 o’clock.
Excitement in the Fourth Ward.
Shortly before one o’clock today Marshal Klaver was informed that Wm. Boiten was acting very strangely and yelling at the pitch of his voice in front of his residence on Franklin Ave. in the 4th Ward. The marshal took the man by the arm and endeavored to take him into his house but he objected and tried to strike, but was thrown down. With assistance form a bystander Mr. Klaver managed to get the cuffs on Boitens’ wrist, but could not lead him away. During this time Boiten was struggling, biting and fighting and acting in every way like a crazy man. He tried to chew the bracelet off his wrist and intermixed his talk with rare Dutch oaths mostly directed towards the marshal. After holding him down and after he had cooled off somewhat the marshal let him up, but no sooner done so than he went to a fence and broke the cuffs like nothing. Marshal Klaver again went at him and managed to get him down once more, after struggle. Finding he could not manage him alone without clubbing him, which he did not wish to do, the marshal drove down in Boer & Bolt’s wagon to inform the sheriff. When the sheriff arrived Boiten was somewhat cooled off by the drenching rain, but was still pretty ugly. Sheriff Vaupell grabbed the fellow on one side and Klaver on the other side and put him into Boer and Bolt’s wagon and transferred him to the jail. When placed into the wagon his wife called upon him to jump out. The man drinks but seldom, but when he does, it is said becomes a raving maniac. During the time of Marshal Klaver’s absence after the sheriff, the fellow raved and swore and endeavored to tear down the fences about his house.
The neighbors were badly frightened but he did not molest them. His oldest daughter it is said is very low with consumption and was in the house during the whole row. He has always been considered a good neighbor and has never been known to drink heavily, hence from his actions it was first thought he was crazy. A night in the jail and several dollars fine will probably do him a world of good.
Boer & Bolts delivery wagon will henceforth be known as the patrol wagon. It comes in handy.
O. F. Rumsey, head of the Michigan Engraving and Printing Co., Grand Rapids, is in the city today looking up the business of his other two partners, Messrs. Mitchell and Hessing, who have left with considerable money which should have been remitted to the office in Grand Rapids. Hessing and Mitchell have been in the city the past several days delivering the book “Grand Haven Illustrated” and collected the same.
Tuesday the remittance should have been received from them at the Grand Rapids office, but the cash not forthcoming, Mr. Rumsey became suspicious and arrived here today to investigate and found that the birds had flown. Considerable money had been collected, but exactly how much is not known.
Messrs. Hessing and Mitchell are probably journeying away in other parts on the firm’s money.
The following "dead game" sports accompanied by their families left for George Aiken's place this morning to spend the day squirrel hunting: Gerret Bottje, Jurrien Bell, John Juistema, William Mieras, and John Cook. Each of the party had a rig and the procession was the largest of its kind ever seen here. The day being rainy and as refreshments were taken along their friends predict that they will be rather wet both inside and out.
The heavy rains still continue. One storm came up early this morning and another about 9:00 o’clock.
What a great thing to bicyclers it would be to have good roads between this city and Muskegon, Grand Rapids, Holland, and other towns. Col. Pope, the famous Boston bicycle manufacturer, is the originator of the agitation for good country roads which is being read and talked about all over the country, and we may yet see the day of good roads in this vicinity.
The Imperial German consul of Chicago, who some time ago made a special trip down the lakes and St. Lawrence river, with a view of ascertaining whether it would be possible to utilize that route for the shipment of the Krupp ordinance exhibit, found that the route was thoroughly impracticable, the depth of water in some of the canals not exceeding fourteen feet. Lieut. Baker of the transportation department is also securing data on the same subject to furnish foreigners who desire to visit Chicago by that route by yacht.
The electric light poles for the extra lamps ordered, have arrived.
A scow is being loaded across the river with spiles for the pier.
A hand organ on the street corners this afternoon.
One of the muddiest streets in town is Third St. near VanDuin’s grocery.
Bob Ford, the slayer of Jesse James, was shot and instantly killed in Creede, Col., yesterday.
Mr. W. C. Sheldon now has a very fashionable and handsome looking two seat buggy.
A grand excursion is organizing at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to sail directly from Brazil to Chicago next April.
Joe Kirby and six other young bicyclists of about his own age met the other evening and formed a bicycle club. Joe was elected captain.
Five pretty damsels of this city went fishing early this morning at the piers, and returned several hours later without a fish, not even a bite.
Early pedestrians down town this morning witnessed a lively dog fight on VanderVeen’s corner between the bulls Jake and Tough. A stream from a hose settled the fight with honors in Tough’s favor.
The river is becoming very high some fifteen or sixteen miles up. It is no higher than it has been in some former years, but is remarkable from the fact that there is nothing to obstruct it as there were those years.
Derk Verwy and Cornelius Swartz had a little squabble this morning on Elliot street, resulting in Swartz being knocked down. His ear was badly bruised. Verwy it is said badly sprained his thumb from the effects of the hard hitting.
Wm. Bolten, the man who raised a great excitement in the 4th ward yesterday was brought before Justice Angel this morning and fined $5.00. His oldest daughter was not in the house at the time very ill with consumption as stated in the TRIBUNE, but was about, being convalescent from a severe illness.
A handsome inkstand cabinet has been placed on the Cutler House counter.
Two young gentlemen of this city went fishing this afternoon and brought home a large string of fish. The five young ladies who went fishing the other day had best take these gentlemen along the next time they go.
At the meeting of the Board of Directors of Board of Improvement, the following committees were elected:
Printing — Hancock, Juistema, Hamilton.
Statistics — Cook, Robbins, Wright.
Auditing — O’Brien, Armstead, Robbins.
Legislation — Pfaff, Hancock, Ball.
The value of organized effort in the direction of the Improvement Board is already being made apparent. The secretary of the board received a call last evening from the representative of the U. S. Investor, of Boston, a financial and commercial gazette, who was looking up business for his paper. He made a very liberal offer, which will probably be accepted.
Large numbers of farmers families come down every morning to try the fishing at the pier.
Willette, the four year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lou Lehman, died yesterday after an illness of only a few days with brain fever.
It is a somewhat singular fact that tramps strike a town in large numbers at a time. Today a large drive of them struck here and several will probably be before the Justices by Monday morning.
The poles are being placed and the wires stretched for the new lamps ordered on the back streets. Linesman Charles C. McComber has charge of the job and is rushing it through in half the time figured on.
Ald. Nyland is bossing the job of moving the old Beech Tree mill office to the tannery grounds and it is claimed that he will get his moving process patented. The building was placed on four wagons, two in front and two behind and in that way was moved to the grounds.
Wm. Van Drezer has fixed up the building adjoining his restaurant into a dining and ice-cream parlor, and is prepared to furnish meals and ice cream at all reasonable hours. He is prepared to furnish ice cream to parties on short notice. Mr. Van Drezer’s ice cream can’t be beat.
“In an interview with Mr. Brown, the glass man, yesterday” said a citizen “he said to me that the glass factory property had been deeded to him.” He did not know whether it would be put in operation or not. Said he was going to Chicago tonight to look up matters.”
J. P. Brayton and family are now located in Highland Park for the remainder of the season. Mr. Brayton has made many improvements on his property there, built a barn and purchased a fast horse.
World’s Fair Notes.
[This report, describing the horticulture exhibits, can be found in its entirety in the Evening Tribune on microfilm at the Loutit Library.]
The alarm of fire shortly before noon was occasioned by a slight blaze in the sawdust in Kilbourn’s yard.
Pat Moran was arrested by night watch Cook Saturday for begging and was given ten days in jail by Justice Pagelson.
Contractor McKim has completed the Wyman cottage at Highland Park. The cottage is the handsomest and neatest cottage at the Park and is a model in every respect. The painting was done by Albers Bros.
The tug Favorite which lay submerged all winter at Weed’s dock has been raised and pumped out this week. It is said that she will run between this place and Grand Haven.—Saugatuck Commercial.
James Fallas was found traveling about the city Friday night by Night Watch Cook, looking for his hat. He was considerably under the influence and was brought to jail, being fined $5 by Justice Pagelson next morning.
A bicycle insurance company to insure bicycles against accidental breakage, has been started in New York. When a broken wheel cannot be satisfactorily repaired by the company’s mechanics the policy holder is given a new machine.
Capt. Kirby’s new fishing steamer the Deer, made a very satisfactory trial trip yesterday in the lake. Her engine is a compound one, size, 10 and 20 inches diameter of cylinder, and one foot stroke. The boiler, which was built by Johnson Bros., is of steel, 12 feet in length and 6½ feet in diameter.
The Glorious Fourth.
The following are the officers and committees who are arranging one of the grandest celebrations ever witnessed in Western Michigan and will spare neither labor or money to make it one of the most novel celebrations that has ever taken place in Michigan or the West. The military committee are arranging a naval battle in our harbor and will have the U. S. Revenue cutters participate.
President of the Day―Jos. W. O’Brien.
Marshal―Dwight Cutler Jr.
Chaplain―Rev. P. DeBruyn.
Committee on Speaker and Reader―Geo. Turner, J. Baar.
Amusements, games, sports―Robt. W. Radeke, Wm. G. Wolfe, J. C. Surprise, Nick McDonald, and Maurice Kirby.
Balloon and Parachute―D. A. Lane, and John Cook.
Military―Capt. Mansfield, Lieut. Pellegrom, Lieut. Andres, and Sergeant Harbeck.
Decoration―Wm. Harper, James Hancock.
Transportation―D. C. Wachs and C. E. Conger.
Printing―H. Potts and Fred Pfaff.
Finance―D. A. Lane, G. Juistema, F. A. Hutty, J. Ball, Ed. Andres, and Phil. Rosbach.
J. P. Brayton, wife and daughter are taking their meals at the Park Hotel. The first guests of the season of ’92.
The following parties spent yesterday at Highland Park Hotel: C. H. Passchls and wife, Chicago; M. E. Greenebaum and wife, Chicago; Miss Clara Cohen, Philadelphia.
Mr. Passchls secured a lot and will build during the summer.
Mr. Greenebaum engaged three rooms at the Park Hotel for the season and will return on the 20th inst. He is a member of the well known firm of Greenebaum Sons Bankers.
W. B. Folger, (of Ginger Ale fame) wife, and several friends from Grand Rapids spent Saturday and Sunday at his Park cottage.
South Bridge Collapse.
Early this morning while bridge tender Capt. Harry Smith was opening the south bridge for the fish tugs the end of the structure that rested on the island collapsed and now lies close to the water’s edge, merely hanging on to the rest of the bridge. Nobody was on the bridge at the time except Mr. Smith, and he was badly jarred though not otherwise injured.
In an interview the captain said the bridge had been condemned some months ago and he was required to tell all who went over with teams that they did so at their own risk.
The bridge was rotten all over and it is a wonder that it did not collapse entirely. Such an important structure used as often as it is, was a menace to life for the past few months. Mr. Smith says that from 15 to 20 teams usually with heavy loads pass over the bridge every three or four hours. After being notified that the bridge was in a dangerous condition some of the parties that went over regularly, placed smaller loads on their wagons, but not seeing any danger, gradually began to go over with larger loads, and the strain on the rotten timbers brought it down.
A row boat now ferries all passengers across, but teams will have to wait until the old bridge is repaired or a new one built.
Forty-five Years in This Country.
It was forty-five years ago yesterday that Derk Vyn arrived in Baltimore direct from the Netherlands. He resided in Baltimore for a short time and then went to Detroit and thence to Zeeland, where he lived forty weeks. From Zeeland he came to this city and has lived here ever since. During his many years residence in this city Mr. Vyn has built up by perseverance and energy, a lucrative and substantial business for himself and sons, and is one of our most highly respected citizens.
Mr. Vyn can recall many a reminiscence of the old mill days in this city, when the harbor was filled with timber laden schooners. He says that he has seen from 75 to 100 vessels in port here in time of a big gale. They would lay side by side nearly half way across the river.
May See Actual Service.
Capt. Mansfield received a dispatch from a friend in Lansing this morning giving him a pointer that Co F, the Muskegon company and the Big Rapids company were likely to be called to the upper peninsula to assist in quelling the riots brought on by the strikes among miners. One mine at Negaunee will attempt to commence work this week and if there should be trouble the Grand Haven boys may see actual service. As it is, they are not novices, having been called out twice in former years.
World’s Fair Notes.
[This report, describing the importance of the work and exhibits of Michigan women in the World’s Fair, can be found in its entirety in the Evening Tribune on microfilm at the Loutit Library.]
A Free Excursion.
In order to test her boiler and engine and running capacity, the handsome new steamer Columbia, just completed by the Grand Haven Ship Building Co., made a trial trip to Fruitport Saturday afternoon. Anybody who wishes were let on board and allowed the freedom of the decks and there were about 75 people aboard when she left.
Arriving at the Fruitport blast furnaces the steamer turned making the trip in short time and to the satisfaction of everybody. Her engine was built by Bloecker & Co. and is 20x22. The boiler is of steel built by Johnson Bros. The boilers dimensions are length, 14 feet, diameter 7½ feet.
The steamers dimensions are length over all, 115 feet; beam 20 ft; depth of hold 9 feet. She is owned by Capt. Webb of Cassopolis and will run on the Petoskey – Traverse City line, where she left for yesterday. The steamer is probably one of the most handsomely fitted boats ever built in a Grand Haven yard. The cabin is neatly fitted, the settees on the sides being upholstered by Fred Hovey. On the upper decks are chairs, and settees for the accommodation of the many sight-seeing passengers and travelers on her route.
EDITOR EVENING TRIBUNE:
Dear Sir―Through perhaps there may be weak points in some of the illustrations of the Grand Haven Souvenir, I believe that our people ought to send them out, whenever an opportunity presents itself.
The written portion of the work is certainly truthful and as to the illustrations, if they are not all up to standard, certainly enemies of the city cannot claim that the “pictures have been overdrawn.” Their circulation will help the city.
The thunder storm in Chicago yesterday afternoon and evening was one of the severest ever known there.
Marshal Klaver picked up a drunk on the street this morning. When asked his name he said his mother had never given him any.
It is reported that certain members of Co. F are even yet shaking in their boots at the prospect of being called out for actual service in the Upper Peninsula.
Our thanks are due to the Grand Haven weather bureau for a wreck chart, showing the location of wrecks occasioned through founderings, gales, fogs, and general storms on the great lakes from 1886 to 1891.
Peter Devine was arrested by night watch Cook Sunday night for being drunk and disorderly. He was taken before Justice Angell yesterday and given 15 days in jail.
Lightning came in the electric plant last night. The bolts were caught by the lightning catcher without doing any damage except burning off one of the teeth of the catchers.
There are already 10 guests at Fernwood on Spring Lake. As soon as as the schools are closed for the summer vacation a large influx of resorters from Chicago are expected to appear at that popular resort.
Capt. Harry Smith is of the opinion that a new bridge should be built in place of the partially collapsed one over the south channel. It is in such a rotten condition that if repaired it would only be a matter of time when the whole structure would go down.
Gronendal & Co.’s ice wagon was waiting for the bridge to open when it collapsed yesterday. If they would have appeared a minute sooner the weight of their team and wagon would probably brought them down with it, undoubtedly with fatal results.
A beggar applied at Night Watch Cook’s the other day and asked for something to eat. Mr. Cook was sleeping, but jumped up quickly and hustled the fellow into jail, where he will dine for the next ten days. Peter’s house should be marked by all tramps.
A whistle from the new steamer Columbia scared a team with a load of wood at Ferrysburg Saturday afternoon. The load and driver tipped off and the horses started on a run. After picking himself up the driver started in pursuit of the team, capturing them on the walk leading to the Spring Lake-Ferrysburg bridge and dangerously near the edge, the bridge being open at the time.
It is now reported that the mining strike will become general this week at the Tamarack, North Tamerack, tamerac, jr., and the Kearsage mines, U. P. These, with the Osceola, are all in the Clark-Bigelow syndicate, next to the Calumet & Hecla, the wealthiest of all the copper mining companies. Inspector-General Lathrop and Capt. Phelps, of his staff, have reached Marquette from the scene of the strikes at the Osceola mine, Calumet. The Marquette Rifles were at the armory in expectancy of trouble. On the arrival of the two officers they were dismissed with orders to be ready to leave at a moment’s warning. In fact the situation looks ominous and Co. F is likely to be called upon at any time.
Probably no more brilliant electrical display has ever been seen in this city for some years than that of last night. One storm came up at about 3:30 in the afternoon, lasting an hour. During the storm one of the mammoth oak trees in Beech Tree grove was struck by lightning and slivered into thousands of pieces.
The second and more severe storm came up from the lake about 8 o’clock and kept everlastingly at it, so to speak, until early this morning. During this time there was an almost continuous flash of lightning and the roar of thunder, only equaled by the proverbial storms of the Catskill mountains.
Rev. J. J. VanZanten and family are expected home this week from their extensive eastern trip. During their journey they have visited the cites of Washington, Philadelphia, Baltimore and New York City, also Vermont and Mount Washington. While in Washington one week ago Saturday they visited the White House, shaking hands with President Harrison. They visited in Washington, also the navy yards and National Museum, also the tomb of Washington at Mount Vernon.
While in Philadelphia they attended services in Bethel Sunday School of which Postmaster General Wanamaker is superintendent. There are over 3,000 scholars in this Sunday School. Mr. Wanamaker himself personally has charge of a class of 753.
Wm. Folger and wife, Mr. Heath and wife, and several other Grand Rapids cyclists and their wives came down on the early train Sunday morning and spent the day riding about the city.
Will O’Connell made the champion catch of white bass of the season on the north pier this morning.
The graduating class of North Western University of Chicago, numbering 97, took the little steamer Viola yesterday for an excursion trip. A heavy storm came up and up to one o’clock this morning nothing had been heard of them and much alarm is felt.
Steamer A. E. Wilds sunk.
At half past 10 o’clock Sunday night the McElroy Transportation Company’s steamer Douglas ran into and sunk the lumber-carrying steamer A. E. Wilds. The collision occurred about seventeen miles off Milwaukee. The wilds was on a route to Escanaba and the Douglas on her usual Sunday night run to Muskegon. The Douglas struck the Wilds on the port side abreast of the coal bunkers and crashed into her hull a full five feet. The mate, after a hurried investigation, reported the Wilds to be sinking. Distress signals were then sounded and met with prompt response from the Douglas, which had stopped less than a quarter of a mile away for an investigation of her injuries. The crew of the Wilds were all taken on board with much of their effects as they could hastily gather up, and in a very short time thereafter their vessel went to the bottom in water so deep as to render recovery impossible. The injury sustained by the Douglas consisted of a broken stem.
Capt. Wilds says the night was clear, and he saw the Douglas considerable time before the collision. Her green light was shut from view at first, but as she neared the Wilds her course was changed so as to open both lights. Capt. Wilds promptly ordered the course of his steamer changed with the view of averting a collision, and if this could not be accomplished then to make the blow of the Douglas a glancing one. Capt. Coates, of the Douglas, had gone into the cabin a short time before the boats came together, leaving the deck in charge of the lookout. Apparently the latter did not discover the proximity of the Wilds until she was too close at hand to be avoided, as he describes her as having suddenly shot out from a bank of smoke directly in front of the Douglas.
The A. E. Wilds belonged to her commander, Capt. B. Wilds. She was built at Detroit by Oades, in 1883, measured 235 net tons, rated A1½, and had a Lloyds valuation of $23,000. She is insured for only $15,000, which makes Capt. Wilds a severe loser through the disaster.
The Douglas returned to Milwaukee with the shipwrecked crew at 10 o’clock Sunday night. This morning she discharged what freight she had on board and was placed in dry dock for a new stem. She leaked only a trifle as the result of her injury.
The wilds and her captain Barney Wilds are well known here from the saw mill days, as she carried lumber exclusively for the Grand Haven Lumber Co. for many years. This adds another to the growing list of boat collisions on the great lakes this year.
Wm. Folger has a bicycle seat of which there is not another one of its kind in Michigan.
The new river steamer Valley City will probably be in readiness July 1st.
Work on the Valley City is progressing finely. The two upper decks are in place and the engines are being put together as they arrive.
The steamer Juliet with her cargo of North Western University graduates returned to Chicago yesterday morning. Except for seasickness the party were all right and none the worse for the rough weather.
Five Grand Haven young women wagered they could catch as many fish as an equal number of young men. The parties fished and neither had a bite. Now the men object to paying the forfeit―Detroit Times.
The new electric lights situated on the corner of Columbus and 7th, 8th and Fulton, 5th and Elliot, 5th and Adams, 3rd and Elliot, and the lights removed to C. W. & W. M. depot and the Match Factory will be in circuit tonight for the first time.
Peter DeVries, a Holland peddler living on lower Franklin St., died yesterday afternoon at two o’clock. He had been sick for some time but was thought to be growing better when a fatal relapse set in. He leaves a wife and several children.
William Patterson, of Coopersville, met a great black bear while driving along the road near that village the other day. After recovering from his surprise he quickly got a rifle from a house near by, and killed Mr. Bruin.
Grand Haven, June 14. — Mitchell & Hessink of Grand Rapids served notice today upon Horace G. Nichols of the Evening Tribune and Courier-Journal that they intend to commence proceedings for libel against him at once. They came here recently and collected certain monies upon a new souvenir book of the city. After they left town Mr. Rumsey of Grand Rapids Engraving Company came on, and, it was alleged, charged Mitchell & Hessink with collecting money that belonged to him and decamped with it. Nichols published a report to that effect in the Tribune and Courier-Journal.―Grand Rapids Democrat.
Tramps are again becoming a drug on the market, here.
Near Agnew the wind storm Monday is said to have cut a clean swath through the forest 100 feet wide. Several trees fell across the C. & W. M. tracks but were cleared away before the trains passed.
Two young men hired a rig at Stone’s barn last night for a few hours ride. After some time certain parties came to the barn and informed Mr. Stone that the rig was being driven furiously up and down Washington St. and instead of two there were four young men in the buggy. The officers were informed and just as they reached the barn the rig was returned. The young men settled by paying Mr. Stone $5.
Senator Ferry returned home from Washington last night. We are glad to learn of him that the river and harbor bill is now in the hands of the committees of conference of the tow houses and will be reported this week and passed. It appropriates $90,000 for Grand Haven harbor. There is now no expectation that the House will pass any public building bills until next session. Grand Haven public building bill having passed the senate, and stands a good chance of passage next session.
Two tramps on the street last night got bloomingly full. During the course of the evening they were arrested by Marshal Klaver. One of the them Thomas Hiland was brought before Justice Angell and in default of $7.00 fine was sentenced to ten days in jail. The other Robt. Simmons was brought before Justice Pagelson and sentenced to ten days in jail.
One of the tramps arrested last evening became insulting in his remarks to several ladies. Ed. Andres, who happened by took up the ladies part and smashed the fellow a hard one in the teeth. In the tussle which followed Ed badly wrenched his arm making it useless at the time, but the tramp was almighty glad to have an opportunity to escape.
Marshal Klaver has sold his valuable stallion Sam Huston, record 2:37, he by Jolly Frenchman, he by Old St. Lawrence, first dam by Smith’s Hambletonian, second dam of Morgan, to Dr. C. C. Harris of Dousman.
When the steamer A. E. wilds sunk as a result of her collision with the Douglas the after cabin parted company with the hull. A lifeboat and a life raft were lashed to the roof of the cabin, and will no doubt be picked up by some passing vessel. They bear the name of the steamer, and no case of mistaken identity can therefore result. There was also on the roof of the cabin a rack with twenty-four buckets for fire purposes, but these would easily wash a adrift.
One paragraph in one of the evening papers recently contains an account of two victims of cigarettes. One of them was a boy of nineteen, who was seized with convulsions having many symptoms of hydrophobia, except that he did not manifest any dread of water. The other was a young man who fell heavily to the ground at work and was picked up unconscious. His features were horribly distorted and his flesh turned purplish black. When he revived he went into convulsions and died. He had been warned that his continued smoking of four packages of cigarettes a day would kill him.
Capt. John Muir of the steamer Barrett says: “Grand River has never looked so beautiful in all the years I have traveled up and down the stream as she does this spring. It is just bank-full and the meadows, the hills and trees along the way from this city to Grand Haven have never been clothed in such luxuriant green. They say it would cost $500,000 to secure a ten foot channel from here to Lake Michigan. Why, we have got one today and it has not cost us a cent. Grand River is today ten feet deep over bars and a week ago we had twelve feet in the shallowest places. I would like mighty well to see the depth permanently established
The Grand haven COURIER-JOURNAL and EVENING TRIBUNE will issue an Independence Day Souvenir previous to July 4th containing a bird’s eye view of Grand Haven city and harbor; and setting forth the advantages of the town generally. Watch for it and patronize no other.
Again the old familiar cry “Aboard for the Park.”
The passenger trade to Milwaukee is fast increasing.
Stone’s Spring Lake bus has been beautified by the name being placed on the side.
Henry Sprick’s bus line is now running to Highland Park, having begun this morning.
Robt. Radeke has become an avowed member of the Woman’s Right Party. That’s the talk.
The Grand Rapids Herald comes out with the libelous statement that there are seven cases of diphtheria at Grand Haven. Boycott ‘em!
A tramp unearthed to Alderman Kamhout yesterday the gigantic scheme of tipping over the world. Further developments are looked for.
The racing contest between the six bicyclists and a steam yacht, which was to have taken place Sunday from Grand Rapids to this city was postponed on account of the illness of the wife of one of the bicyclists.
A. M. Ferguson received a new peanut roaster today, manufactured in DesMoines. It is different than any other roaster in the city from the fact that the cylinder is run by a wound up spring and not by steam, the heat being only required for roasting.
The walk on the pier is a disgrace to Uncle Sam and should be repaired. Some of the boards are sprung making it dangerous for pedestrians. It was only the other day that a gentleman was nearly thrown into the river as a result of a fall on the loose boards.
Peter Carmell has resigned his position as a member of the Life Saving crew and will hereafter be assistant keeper of the Lighthouse. Peter VandenBerg takes the place made vacant by his resignation in the Life Saving crew.
John Strang has resigned as assistant keeper of the Lighthouse.
One of the main causes of anxiety in the Life Saving Station just now and undoubtedly will be for the remainder of the summer is the army of small boats, fishing bent, which infest the lake and river. Generally the occupants of these boats, especially if they be sail boats, know nothing about their management, and, when a sudden wind springs up, as it often does, become scared. All parties before making a yachting trip in the lake should secure the services of some one who understands their management. The Life Saving crew is always ready to assist but many times before they can reach the scene of an accident, a person could sink, never to rise again.
W. V. Rice, (Mr. Ferry’s confidential clerk.) returned from San Francisco Sunday afternoon last, where he has been to see Hon. E. P. Ferry on important business. He found that gentleman in splendid spirits, though still weak and exhausted from his protracted illness. He is greatly enjoying his rest at San Mateo, where he is now under the care of the very best doctors. The Record is pleased to make this announcement and hopes to soon see the gentleman back to work. Individually, Mr. Rice reports a very pleasant trip.—Park City Record.
A Portland man says that if his boy wants a bicycle he shall have it, as it might keep him out of bad company in the future; no one ever saw a man going home drunk on a bicycle.
A woman named Lewis was on the streets yesterday begging. During the course of the day she imbibed of fire water too freely and was picked up later in the afternoon in a badly intoxicated condition by night watch Cook and Deputy VandenBerg. Before Justice Angell this morning, in default of $5 bail she was sentenced to three days in jail. She claims to be on her way to Grand Rapids.
Capt. Brittain predicts a very poor season for fruit-carrying steamers. Blight has almost totally destroyed the apple and pear crops in the fruit-growing counties of Western Michigan, while peach trees have been so badly affected that scarcely better than half a crop can be hoped for. This wholesale distribution, he says, is directly attributable to the protracted rains during the blossoming period. The yield of small fruits on high ground will be good, but over-abundant moisture on low ground has effectively drowned out strawberries.
The Grand River steamer Barrett is making regular trips between this city and Grand Rapids and giving the best of satisfaction to the people, all along the line. The Barrett is owned by John Muir and L. Crowley, old time steamboat man and they have with them the veteran pilot Tom Robbins, and for the engineer Henry Cotney, whose face has been familiar to the patrons of the line for nearly half a century. A trip to Grand Rapids by the Barrett is among the most delightful at this season of the year. Fare only fifty cents. A good dinner is always served on board at reasonable rates, James Sullivan, head cook, commenced as a cabin boy upon the river, and has grown gray in the service as cook upon the river boats. The Barrett leaves foot of Washington St. at 7:30 a. m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays and Saturdays, returning on the following days, except Sundays. Leaving time 7:30.
In the Muskegon Chronicle recently was an article by Geo. B. Woodbury, and old resident, reminiscent of the pioneer days. We publish the following concerning one of Grand Haven’s old settlers. “The post office was where Port Sherman now is, and for a long time run by Pennoyer, usually called “Big Foot.” As a specimen of the way in which things were done then done, Newel wrote a letter to Pennoyer planning for election of a certain man to a certain place. The election was at Baddeaux’ post, and Pennoyer’s brother mischievously wrote the names on the back of the epistle and voted the whole letter just as it was. Very few here could read or write then, but it made trouble. Pennoyer was hauled off before Justice Hovey and fined five gallons of whiskey, with no right of appeal. This was, I think, in 1841, and the voting of the letter caused not a little inconvenience.
Flies Like a Bird.
Traverse City, June 15.—the new bay boat Columbia, H. N. Young, captain, owned by H. J. Webb of Cassopolis, arrived here yesterday, from the builder’s hand at Grand Haven. In coming up the bay she made thirteen miles an hour and will easily make fifteen when her machinery is in first-class running order. She is allowed to carry three hundred passengers and will make the run from here to Petoskey and back daily.
Peter Best, a street workman, had an attack of fits on Washington St. this morning.
Ald. James Lewis attended a session of the council for the first time last evening since his serious illness.
The Corn Planter factory has this week been shipping 600 refrigerators each evening to Chicago.
Orrie Kooiman was badly stunned by lightning in the storm of Monday night. A bolt struck a post near where he was walking, knocking him down.
Rev. Kammerer of the German Lutheran church of Grand Haven township, has had his diligent work and untiring efforts in behalf of his parish.
Work has begun on raising the Opera House. The old armory will shortly be torn down and a handsome new one built in its place.
Germans in this city who get newspapers from Germany, say that they give but short accounts of the riots between the people and the emperor’s troops. Papers that make remarks not complimentary to the emperor are liable to have their property confiscated in Germany.
Thomas Riley and John O’Conner were arrested in a box car at the C. & W. M. depot last night. They were taken before Justice Pagelson this morning on a charge of vagrancy. They claimed to be bricklayers stealing a ride from Muskegon to Holland. Ten days in jail was allotted to them.
It is charged by underwriters having insurance on the steamer A. E. Wilds, sunk by the tug Douglas off Milwaukee Sunday night that the latter was running at full speed directly across the course of Chicago vessels without having any officers on deck. It is stated that the Wilds saw the Douglas a mile away and that the boat seemed like a phantom ship as she did not vary her course at all or pay the slightest attention to the approaching boat. The Douglas had been running excursions out of Milwaukee all day Sunday and the crew were so tired that they could not attend to ordinary duties. Such is the basis of the suit libeling the Douglas for $25,000, the value of the sunken boat. It is likely that the Douglas will be surrendered the same as the steamer Pilgrim to the owner of the lost Kalamazoo, her owners not making a contest.
Highland Park Opening Dinner Sunday.
C. W. Dake of this city, and E. B. Dake of Muskegon have been granted a patent for a reciprocating rotary engine.
W. N. Fuller of Grand Rapids is in the city making sketches of different places about the city and a general sketch of the whole town.
World’s Fair Notes.
[This report, describing the construction of the buildings at the World’s Fair , can be found in its entirety in the Evening Tribune on microfilm at the Loutit Library.]
Chas. Dake is the next to buy a safety at B….C….Mansfield’s.
The sensational Prince Michael case has ended with a verdict of guilty and a sentence of five years at Jackson.
The local dealers are getting in their supply of fire works for the glorious fourth.
The Grand Rapids Democrat this morning published a sketch and history of Hon. Dwight Cutler.
The class of ’92 of the Grand Haven High School are busy preparing their commencement orations. The other rooms are busy on examinations.
The Goodrich Transportation Co. has just ordered from the Mather Electric Co., of Chicago, one of their new automatic search lights to be placed on board the large twin screw steel passenger steamer Virginia.
The electric Light Co., yesterday moved the pole on the corner diagonally opposite from the Kirby House, a few feet back. It had been placed in such a position that the hydrant standing near by could not be opened.
Femont-Brown of Nunica is in the city to day looking over the City Grist Mill. Mr. Brown has been thinking for some time of putting the old city mill into working order. No better man could be found for the place as he has a reputation for sterling integrity and honesty among all farmers in this section. He should be encouraged to locate here and get the old mill in working order.
Fred Warber’s horse, yesterday afternoon, took fright at an umbrella on Griffin street, and ran with the wagon down Franklin avenue, then down that avenue to Albee street, down Albee to an alley, into which he turned till he passed his master’s barn. He then turned into a vacant lot to Washington avenue where he left a part of the wagon. He turned up Albee street into the same alley and vacant lot, where he was caught. Very little damage was done.
This morning Boer & Bolt’s delivery horse became frightened in front of the store and started on a run. Two boys were in the wagon at the time, Joe Van Loo the delivery boy and son of Cornelius Glerum. They were just about to start on a deliverying trip when the horses started. Before it had gone three rods, the wagon struck a telephone pole in front of Vander Veere’s barber shop. The Glerum boy managed to jump out before the wagon struck, but Van Loo was knocked out by the jar. In falling his head struck the telephone pole slantingly, making an ugly bruise, but he pluckily held on to the lines until assistance came. A physician was called and he was conveyed to his home, where he is getting along nicely. The wagon was slightly damaged. It was lucky the accident did not turn out worse for if the boy had struck the pole square it would have undoubtedly have killed him or made a very serious wound.
Today is the 79th anniversary of the battle of Waterloo.
A young lady cyclist came rushing down Washington street this afternoon. A farmer stood watching her on the crosswalk of Washington and Second streets as she sped along toward him. He had evidently not seen such a machine before. Thinking that he would step aside when she neared, the young lady kept right on, but she was mistaken, and there was a dull thud and a farmer with ten or fifteen pounds less breath. He did not wait to have matters explained but slunk off grumbling about “city fools.” The young lady was somewhat disconcerted but otherwise none the worse for the abrupt stop.
Nearly every manufacturing industry in the city today, has seen the time when it was in such a condition, that all it needed was just a little more capital and firm resolution to successfully swing the business, a time when wise men would criticize and the timid would withhold their support. These were critical moments in their history and as has been demonstrated the pivotal time, when their fate was settled. These institutions stand as monuments today, illustrating what confidence, energy and money will do and rewarding the investors by big yearly dividends.
This is where our furniture factory stands today. Every person should fully understand this, especially the present stockholders. Every person in the city, who is able, should promptly come forward and save this promising enterprise to our city. This is not a foreign humbug but a local enterprise conducted by well known and honorable men who firmly believe investments will prove safe and profitable.
The following citizens have further subscribed towards raising the needed $20,000 to permanently establish a factory here employing at least 76 men and disbursing annually in wages some $24,000.
|Sherman H. Boyce .........................................||1,000.00|
|Geo. W. McBride ..........................................||800.00|
|J. D. Doursema ..............................................||200.00|
|John J. Danfof Jr.............................................||100.00|
|Pieter Ver duin................................................||50.00|
|C. Van Zanten................................................||100.00|
|Boomgaurd & Sons........................................||150.00|
|Chas. E. Wyman.............................................||400.00|
The Goodrich boats are crowded on every Sunday night trip.
A new sidewalk is being placed in front of the Kirby House.
The local wheelsmen are thinking of organizing a bicycle club.
A large number of wheelsmen paraded the street until a late hour Saturday night.
The tramp who was about the city telling fortunes this morning was ordered to leave town within an hour by the marshal.
Fulton street is in very poor condition between 4th and 7th streets as regards gravel, and it should be attended to. The road for those three blocks is almost impassable for heavy loaded wagons.
The Electric Light Co. has most generously placed two arc lights in the new hall at Akeley for Monday and Tuesday evenings. A favor greatly appreciated by teachers and pupils. What with the brilliant electric light, the beautiful decorations, the gay dresses and happy faces, the hall will present a most attractive appearance on these last evenings of the commencement.
Norway is to send a Viking ship as an exhibit to the World’s Fair.
Dirk Verway is raising the Opera House one foot higher and swinging it around at the end, where it had sagged out.
“Ta-ra-ra Boom-de-ay” threatens to become a more widespread plague than “McGinty.” It is now being sung in Russia.
Fruitport will celebrate the Fourth.
Col. Ludlow has been “fired” from his government position.
John Walsh has the job of repairing the south channel bridge.
The marshal is out with an ordinance forbidding the use of bicycles on sidewalks.
Grand Haven’s Fourth of July posters are being distributed about the country.
The Life Saving crew is busy painting and whitewashing the interior of the station so as to be in good shape for Fourth of July visitors. Several of the old boats about the station are also being repaired.
The class day exercises at Akeley Institute were participated in by a large number of people and charming graduates showed their appreciation of the situation by entering with spirit into the program of the day. The whole affair passed off without a hitch of any kind; the weather was perfect, the addresses of a high standard of merit and as a whole, one which will be long and happily remembered by all. Dr. Wilkinson delivered a masterly oration to the young women who formed the class.
The interest felt in mattes of Akeley Institute was never more clearly shown than on last evening, when the new building was filled to repletion, the occasion being the annual musicales, while, while a new departure in Akeley, in that the musicale was given by the teachers, it showed the high standing of the teachers and it was an occasion of rare pleasure to those present. Messrs. Post and Campbell were assisted by Miss Messar and Mr. Wilbur Force. The singing of Miss Messar was highly pleasing and Mr. Force is a violinist of great power and one such as the people of Grand Haven rarely have the pleasure of listening to.
The rain this morning was the only thing that marred the beauty of the great day of the year for the Institute. It was not sufficient, however, to prevent a large crowd of people from attending the exercises which were held in St. John’s church. The processional hymn was begin at 11, when the pupils of Akeley, proceeded by Bishop Gillespie, Rev. Mr. Bancoft of Hastings and Rev MacDuff, of Flint, filed into the church, which was beautifully decorated for the occasion, the scheme being in heliotrope and white, the class colors. The Rev. Mr. Bankroft read the special service and invocation. The public generally were then addressed by the bishop who dwelt on the prospects of the Institute and spoke in a feeling manner of the providence of God, manifested by the numerous gifts in the school this year, after which Rev. Dr. Macduff delivered the address to the graduates the address was an able one, full of worthy suggestions and was listened to with rapt attention. The presentation of diplomas by the bishop then followed after which Mrs. Wilkinson with a few well chosen remarks presented the gold crosses to the graduates. The benediction was then pronounced by the bishop. The pupils and visitors then adjourned to the new building where lunch was served. The class of ’92 received many congratulations and the best wishes of all for a happy future.
The new double postal cards will be ready for distribution by July 1. They will constitute the only means yet provided for the payment in the in the international mail service of return postage to the sender of the communication. They will be issued in the form of a folder, the two sides of which are alike. The sender writes on one side and folds up the card, leaving the inside blank for the answer. The cost will be four cents.
The steamer Virginia has accommodations for 300 people in her cabin.
Captain Kirby’s new fishing steamer the Deer, left Monday morning for a fishing trip in the lake. She returned yesterday morning at three o’clock, with 2,000 pounds of trout on board, which will net a handsome profit. She will make trips every other day.
The following concerns have been requested to participate in the 4th of July parade and the committee would like to have every other business place join: Corn Planter Factory, Dake Engine Works, Grand Haven Leather Co., Grand Haven Furniture Factory, Firemen, S. Kilbourne & Co., Johnston Bros., Bloecker Co., Grand Haven Ship Building Co., Mechanics Dry Dock, City Council.
The steamer Valley city will be launched next Saturday. It will take two weeks after her launching to equip her for her maiden trip here.
The custom house offices are being kalsomined.
A new telephone directory is being published.
A trotting race by electric light is the latest thing in St. Louis.
John L. Sullivan has again broken through the traces of temperance.
B. C. Mansfield has on exhibition some fine matches made by the Globe Match Co., Grand Haven.
School left out for the long vacation this noon and the small boys gave a good lusty yell when dismissed.
DeVlieger’s milk delivery horse fell down in front of the City Hotel this morning, attracting quite a crowd.
A dummy railroad is being built from Muskegon to the Hackley Lake association grounds and will be in operation August 1.
Marshal Klaver arrested a peddler yesterday for selling without a license. He was brought before Justice Angell and sentenced to six days in jail.
The residents in that part of Washington St. near the C. & W. M. track were awakened early this morning by several exuberant young men and a large amount of gun powder.
Grover Cleveland was selected candidate for President by the Democratic convention at 3 o’clock this morning on the first ballot after an all night session. The following is the vote: Cleveland 616½; Hill 114; Boles, 96; Gorman 86½; Morrison, 2; Campbell, 2; Carlisle, 14; Stevenson, 16½; Whitney, 1. necessary for choice, 596. Michigan’s 28 votes went solid for Cleveland. The convention then adjourned until 2 o’clock this afternoon to nominate vice-president.
World’s Fair Notes.
[This report, describing the telephone exchange at the World’s Fair , can be found in its entirety in the Evening Tribune on microfilm at the Loutit Library.]
Fred Lauer was arrested in a drunken condition by Marshall Klaver last night and sentenced to five days in jail by Justice Pagelson this morning.
The following appeared in the Bicycling World and Bulletin of Boston: Some idiot in Muskegon, Mich., desires that the council forbid women to ride cycles in the street.
A beggar woman was around this morning. She called at nearly every business place and if nothing was given her, would make threats to the merchants.
Mary Ann McDonall, a Coopersville high-flyer was in the city yesterday and got on a decided toot. She treated the people at the D. G. H. & M. depot to a Kentucky jig and war dance, intermixed with cuckoos and tra-la-lees. She refused to patronize the D. & M. road. Saying she could foot it.
The Ball Game.
The Grand Haven Base Ball Club went to Coopersville yesterday and played the Coopersville nine. After an exciting game of ten innings replete with brilliant battery work, and difficult catches, a rain came on necessitating the stopping of the game.
The score at the end of the tenth inning was six to six, showing that fine battery work kept the hits well down. For five innings neither side made a hit and throughout the game they were quite scattered. Ed Gibbs, pitcher and Lou VanDrezer, catcher, formed Grand Havens battery, while Jack Ellis and Bert Lowry held the points for the home team. Jake DeGlopper started as short stop for Grand Haven, but was taken sick after a few innings, John Fisher taking his place. Ernie Coon was umpire. Following are the names and positions of the G. H’s.: Pitcher, Ed. Gibbs; catcher, Lou VanDrezzer; 1st base, Chas. Johnston; 2nd base, John Wood; 3d base, Will Maher; shortstop, John Fisher; rightfield, will O’Connell; centerfield, Essel VandenBerg; leftfield, H. Northuis.
“WE WANT THE EARTH”
THE SEVENTEENTH COMMENCEMENT EXERCISES OF THE GRAND HAVEN HIGH SCHOOL.—“THE BIG THREE”—CLASS OF ’92.
The commencement exercises of the Grand Haven High School took place in the First Reformed church last evening.
The church was well filled with friends and relatives of the graduates and many of our citizens who are interested in the work of the Public Schools.
Shortly after 8 o’clock the piano pealed forth a march and the school board, high school instructors and the graduating class marched up the aisle to their place on the rostrum. The rostrum was prettily decorated with rare plants and ferns. The scholars of the high-school followed taking seats immediately in front of the platform.
The first on the program was an anthem “I will extol thee” by the High School.
After this there was a prayer by Rev. Van Zanten. He blessed the present school system and its advantages and spoke of sacrifices often made by parents in enabling their children to obtain an education.
The next, music, Over the Sea, A June Day, by the High School was inspiriting and well received.
J. O’Brien Kirby, the first of the graduating class then delivered an oration “From the Northwest to the Sea.” The subject had been well prepared and studied, exhorting mostly the needs of a deep channel along the lakes to the sea board. The fact was brought out that even now, freight shipped to the sea board by railroad was a deal more expensive than transportation by water, and this too with the amount of loading and unloading which has to be done at nearly every canal on the route. Mr. Kirby thought that with sufficient depth of channel the lakes would team with commerce and serve again to place the American flag in the lead on the waters.
An oration on “Protection and Reciprocity” followed by Albert E. Parrish. The subject dealt of the advantages of protection to the United States and its manufactures and the disadvantages of Free Trade. Many new and original points were brought out making it a subject interesting to hear, not like the subject discussed from a political stand point alone, when stale points are brought forth time and again to the weary public. The subject showed that when discussed intelligently it was interesting to the hearers. Mr. Parish’s oration showed him to be wide awake to the news of the day and the present political questions.
Then followed singing, “O’er the Waters,” by the High School.
Next on the program was an oration “The Nicaragua Canal” by Earnest R. Reynolds. The needs and advantages of a canal across the Nicaraguan Peninsula were shown and the much lesser cost of money to consummate than the Panama Canal, which has never been finished. The length of a canal across the Isthmus of Panama would be 47 miles, in one of the most unhealthful parts of the continent, and has already cost the lives of thousands of workmen. Across Nicaragua a canal only twenty-seven miles would have to be built, and that in one of the healthful places in Central America. The speaker showed that building this canal, ten thousand miles of travel would be saved to vessels that now go around stormy and dangerous Cape Horn. He hoped to see representatives instructed by the people, to make the canal a success by their efforts.
The valedictory followed by J. O’Brien Kirby and was brought out and delivered in such a way as to evince much applause. He likened the class of ’92 to Hannibal’s small but conquering army. That great Roman [Carthaginian] general with 50,000 men started across lower France to reach the higher countries of the Alps. On his long and tedious march obstacles were met, halts were made and many times there was faltering among the ranks but never stopping, they at last reached upper Alps. True, they had started with 50,000 soldiers and now numbered only 20,000, but Italy, their goal was reached. It was to Hannibal’s army that the valedictorian likened the graduating class. Starting in the primary grades sixty strong they had fought their way room by room upward so to speak, through many a hard lesson and examination. At last they reached the High School. They were thirty when the last grand effort began. Four years brought them to graduation and they numbered only three. The others, like remnants of Hannibal’s army, had fallen on the march. These three had reached the goal of their aspirations. The highest peak had been attained and sunny Italy lay before them. In behalf of his classmates, the valedictorian thanked the school board and teachers and in a few words bade farewell to his classmates. They had marched up shoulder to shoulder and had last reached the pinnacle where they must separate.
Next was music, “Star of Descending Night” by the High School.
Then came the presentation of diplomas by Prof. Briggs and a few words of advice from him to the class. He reminded them that if they wanted the earth as their motto indicated they must dig for it.
At this juncture in behalf of the juniors of the High School one of that class presented the graduates with a box of dirt.
Prof. Briggs introduced Hon. G. J. Diekema who delivered a strong oration on “Strength of Character.” He spoke of the strength of the Romans and their old hero Socrates, and how necessary it is to become strong in our convictions. His address was listened to attentively and much applauded.
The exercises closed with a Good Night Song and benediction by Rev. Lewis.
The parts were all well rendered by the graduating class and evinced much applause. Their subjects which they discussed understandingly showed that they were readers and thinkers of modern topics of interest.
Their motto “We want the Earth” seems some what exaggerated, but their topics showed a great deal of interest in digging.
The exercises were a credit to the school and instructors and will rank among the first best of the 17 commencements.
Let everybody join in the procession on the glorious 4th.
Every train now brings passengers for the Park. [Highland Park]
H. Ringlelberg is making improvements on his 7th street residence.
E. L. Van Wormer’s has placed in his restaurant a peanut warmer. It’s a dandy.
The marshal reports two or three family jars but otherwise no police news to speak of.
The excursion on the steamer Barrett to Fruitport last evening was participated in by about 75 parties. The boat returned at midnight all reporting a good time.
Building No. 2 of the Challenge Corn Planter caught fire at about 2:30 this afternoon, but was out before the fire department arrived. Slight damage.
David Mansfield the popular clerk of the Park Hotel arrived this morning to again take his place behind the desk of that hotel. He arrived this morning to again take his place behind the desk of that hotel. He arrived direct from Chicago where he attended the Democratic National Convention.
MR. EDITOR—I do not care to have anything to do with Mr. Saul (because he is a Philistine of the worst type) but insinuating remarks in your last weeks issue call forth some answer from me which I will publish in a a near future issue of your paper.
REV. F. A. KAMMERER.
Mr. Fette, a Hollander aged 83 years, died yesterday at his home on 7th St. He had been sick for the past eleven or eight weeks. Funeral tomorrow afternoon from the residence.
Akeley Institute catalogue for 1891 shows 41 pupils in attendance during the year, representing the states of Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Missouri, Kansas, and Massachusetts.
Graham & Morton’s new steamer, the Chicora was launched at Detroit Saturday. Her cost was $100,000 and she will run between Benton Harbor and Chicago, summer and winter and is built to break the strongest ice floes.
Passengers on the steamer Atlanta to Chicago Thursday night witnessed a sight very seldom seen, that of “St. Elmo’s Fire” or Jack-o-lanterns. Two great balls of fire appeared, one forward and one aft. Their light was very brilliant. They would disappear and return at intervals of several minutes, but kept the ship company until Chicago was reached. Scientists have attributed them to electrical disturbances and they are often seen on the south Atlantic.
Work on the south pier is delayed on account of the swift current.
Sixty men are at work, pushing to completion the new Akeley College building.
The severe wind of today has created much havoc with awnings and shade trees about the city. Lake Michigan is considerably ruffled up.
On the Fourth of July the steamer Nellie will make besides her regular trips, several extra trips between Grand Haven, Spring Lake and Fruitport. This will give all an opportunity to attend the celebration and dance at Fruitport and the celebration at Grand Haven.
On the Beach.
A. Foppen’s little fishing smack went on the beach at 11 o’clock this morning. The sudden gale that came up unshipped her rudder and left her at the sea’s mercy, but she was thrown on the beach and the crew safely landed. Her crew was composed of the captain, A. Foppen, a man named Tysama and a boy. They were thoroughly drenched, but otherwise all right. Some fears were felt this morning among the fishing population that the smack had foundered and it was with much joy that it was learned that she had landed her crew safe on the beach.
The street cleaning force are at work today.
M. Dykhuis has added a team of handsome bays to his stable and for use on the park bus line.
The restaurants and grocery stores are stocking up with bananas, water melons and oranges for the Fourth.
Ice cold lemonade and soft drink dealers are erecting stands for the Fourth of July.
The naval battle which has been arranged by the Fourth of July committee will be something novel here. It will take place at the foot of Washington St., at 8 p.m. July 4th.
On Saturday night about 10 o’clock while Mr. D Verwy was driving home and was just about to cross the C. & W. M. tracks at the Washington St. crossing, the passenger train due at that time, whizzed past him. He was on the west side of the track and pulled the horse around just in the nick of time. Mr. VerWy states that the whistle on the train was not blown until the headlight of the engine was right before him. This is corroborated by Mr. C. Addison who was near by when the train passed. If the horse had been skittish or became frightened and accident with fatal results would undoubtedly have happened. Mr. VerWy wishes to ask through the TRIBUNE why a flag man is not kept at that crossing until that train passes. Carriages are crossing the track until a late hour and some precautions should be taken.
FOURTH OF JULY PROGRAM.
Salute at Sunrise.
9 a.m.—Grand Military and Industrial Procession forms at 9 a.m., corner of Franklin and 5th streets \.
LINE OF MARCH.
On Franklin to Water, on Water to Washington, on Washington to Second, on Second to Fulton, on Fulton to Seventh, on Seventh to Washington, on Washington to Second, on Second to Leggat’s Grove where the Exercises of the Morning will be completed.
1:00 p.m., Gent’s Byc. race—Start Wash. & 2nd,
1;30 “ “ Boy’s “ “ “ Wash. & 1st.
2:00 “ “ Ladies “ “ “ Wash. & 4th
2;30 “ “ Wheelbarrow ” “ Wash. & 1st
3:00 “ “ Boy’s running “ “ Colum. & 3rd
3:30 “ “ Sack “ “ Fulton & 3rd
4:00 “ “ Men’s’ running” “ Wash. & 2nd
Followin the close of the Races there will be a Grand Military Display and an Exhibition Drill on Washington street between 3rd and 1st streets.
5:30—GRAND BALLOON ASSENSION.
The fast sailing steam yacht Sprite will be at the disposal of the visiting Editors and Vice Presidents during the day. In the evening she will participate as Flag Ship in
THE GRAND NAVAL DISPLAY
At 8 p.m., where the grandest exhibition of fireworks and a most thrilling scene will be presented at the foot of Washington street.
The U.S. Life Saving crew will take part in the Naval display and all will be under the management of an old U.S. navy officer thereby assuring success.
The Attack—Repel Boarders.
A Broadside—The Surrender.
The Abandoned Ship on Fire.
All those wonderful scenes will be strikingly represented in a most realistic manner to thousands of astonished spectators.
Promenades, Bowery Dances and the usual display of private fireworks will finish a very pleasurable
4TH OF JULY.
The steamer Atlanta leaves her dock qt 1:00, music aboard, for two hours ride on Lake Michigan.
Chas. Jackson and James Ryan, two tramps, were arrested last evening by Marshal Klaver for vagrancy. Ten days each in the county jail was the sentence by Justice Pagelson.
The new river boat will surely be launched Saturday.
The Electric Light Co., have a force out today straightening their poles.
The old building on the northwest corner of First and Columbus Sts. Is being torn down.
Five boat lines now touch Grand Haven and another one will be in operation soon.
Art Van Der Melden hasa collection of fine stones sorted from common gravel. Some of them are very beautifully colored and rounded.
Capt. Kirby’s Grand Haven fishing tug Deer at present has her nets set on the banks off Sheboygan, and averages 2,000 pounds of trout for each lift.
The steamer Favorite of Saugatuck, Capt. D. S. Webster arrived this morning. She will make daily trips hereafter from Grand Haven to the Holland resorts, Saugatuck and Douglas.
David Evans of Muskegon is laying a fine cement walk in front of Geo. D. Sanford’s residence.
Mayor Kirby is making preparations for laying a cement walk in front of his residence.
Another feature added to the Fourth of July programme—a minstrel troupe will be at the Opera House on the evening of that day.
Muskegon will send a big crowd down here the Fourth.
Capt. Honner of the steamer Wisconsin now wears an immense Republican hat.
The parachute that the balloonist will drop from on the Fourth of July is on exhibition at Fred A. Hutty’s.
The barbers of this city have entered into an agreement for shaving, hair cutting, etc., and for work on legal holidays.
The various Fourth of July committees met together in the City Hall last evening. The following committees were added. On fireworks and naval display, Capt. F. A. Mansfield; committee on horribles, Fred Hovey, M. Kamhout, A. Fisher; Joseph Palmer on shot brigade. The following gentlemen were added to the finance committees, Jas. Hancock, J. Booink, J. Bottje, Nick McDonald, Chas Lilley.
There will be a bicycle and foot race between Dwight Sheldon and H. Arkema on a wager of $5.00 at the corner of 7th and Washington St., at 5 o’clock this afternoon.
The Fourth of July committee have arranged for a sham battle on the Fourth. The fight will take place on Second St. hill just back of Capt. Miller’s residence. Co. F. will display the union flag while the G. A. R. will take the part of Johnnie Rebs.
B. C. Mansfield has been notified that a large delegation of Grand Rapids cyclers will come down on the early train Sunday morning. The contestants in the bicycle vs. yacht race will also arrive in the course of the forenoon and throngs will be lively in local cycling circles.