The Evening Tribune August, 1891
There is much coolness between the average Grand Haven young man and his best girl these days. Ice cream did it.
That delightful social hop at Highland Park Hotel will take place the night of July 4th.
Streets are being cleaned up in good shape.
National Express has a fine new wagon on the road.
Summer guests arrived in large numbers today for the season.
Grand Haven ought to have a railroad on the south side of the river.
The many cottages at Highland Park are filling up fast for the season.
Capt. Charles H. Wessel, of Detroit, has been appointed steamboat inspector.
Ferguson has fitted up an ice cream room in the front part of his store.
The City of Milwaukee makes four trips from this city to Muskegon July 4th.
The painters and carpenters have found lots of work at the Park this spring and summer.
D. Bottje’s six-year-old son who injured himself severely by falling a on a sharp stick which pierced his tonsil, is improving.
The young people of the 2nd Reformed church will give an ice cream social at Dr. Rysdorp’s Thursday night.
Parties wishing a private display of fireworks can find a large assortment at D. A. Lane’s.
Prof. Ainsworth will be at Highland Park hotel Saturday evening with the band. The Professor is one of the best prompters in the country so that the best of music and calling may be assured for those who trip the light fantastic.
That “insane woman” proved to be a common drunk from Chicago.
A 10½ pound fish now to beat in the contest for J. Brandstettler’s prize.
The races at Grand Rapids this week are attracting a good many of the horsemen from this city.
Work on the new Akeley Institute building is being pushed in a lively manner by the building committee.
During the month of June there was but one burial in the cemetery here and that was a body from Grand Rapids.
Geo. Hancock says he will have enough strawberries to supply the local market till after July 4th. His strawberries are delicious.
A scow load of gravel has arrived and is being used for the purpose of making a gravel footing for the foundation of the new Akeley building.
The strawberry season is about over only a few arriving this week and the price at retail seven cents.
Encampment of State Troops July 15th. The Quartermaster and Adjutant General are putting things in ship shape for the boys.
Taylor charged with stabbing Hunt at Nunica, Mich., some time ago is having his examination before Justice Charles T. Pagelson today.
The young Americans have commenced celebrating already. Too bad the boys can’t have a celebration at home this year on July 4th.
The Grand Haven Furniture Manufacturing Co., are getting ready a display for the Furniture Manufacturing exhibit at Grand Rapids the first part of this month.
The young people of the Second Reformed Church will give a lawn social at the residence of Dr. A. Rysdorp on Washington Ave. Thursday evening. Singing by the Glee Club.
A pleasant party was given by Miss Mattie Chappell at the Angel cottage, Highland Park, last evening. About 60 were present, and after supper all were adjourned to the beach where bonfires were built and a very jolly enjoyable time was had.
Large amounts of merchandise for our city dealers arrive by the Chicago boat every morning.
When about half the testimony in the Nunica stabbing affray had been taken today, the defendant waived examination and was bound over to the August term of the circuit court.
We are informed by the Alderman Vanpell that the Electric Light and Construction Co., has made the first payment on their lot here on which the plant will be located. Mr. Vanpell goes north tonight to buy poles for the electric light wires, which will be shipped here at once and work will probably commence next week.
Conductor Robinson and family of Detroit, are pleasantly located at the Park for the season.
Mrs. Leavenworth and family of St. Louis arrived at the Park today and occupy Mr. John Mackfie’s handsome new cottage.
See Where they will celebrate.
At Highland Park.
The following are new arrivals at Highland Park Hotel: E. C. Dunbar, wife and child, Detroit; James Robinson and his wife, Miss Jennie Robinson, Miss Marion Robinson, Detroit; J. P. Brayton and wife, Grand Rapids; John T. Randall, Chicago; Stewart Foote, Grand Rapids; Carr Leonard, Green Bay, Wis.; Henry Neeland, Chicago.
Every store in the city will close at noon July 4th.
The new side walk in front of the Episcopal church is finished.
H. Bloecker and Company have about ready for shipment a 16x16 engine for H. W. Williams, South Haven. The engine will go into a boat being expressly for the fruit trade by Capt. J. B. Martel.
Mr. A. R. Mercer, of South Maintou, formerly of this city writes to Capt. F. A. Mansfield, through who’s courtesy he has been receiving the EVENING TRIBUNE, as follows: “Many thanks for the papers received. If the people of Grand Haven appreciated the little paper half as much as we do, it would have a large circulation. My wife says it is the most welcome paper she ever had. We are all well and hope all the folks of Grand Haven are the same. Best wishes to all the boys.”
Our subscription rate is growing encouragingly.
The electric light and street railroad is a “go” and everybody is glad of it.
You can, most always tell by the looks of a fire cracker how soon ‘twill “go off.”
The small boy and his air gun are about again, but that none of our respected fellow citizens have had an eye put out up to date.
Mrs. Slayton is occupying the Cumming’s cottage at the park.
Mrs. Henry Socks returned to her home in Grand Rapids after visiting several days with Louis Behm’s family
Stone for the foundation to the new Akeley institute building is on the ground.
Mr. Kraai is building a tasty dwelling house on Fulton street between Third and Fourth.
The work of painting the new Cutler House will begin the first of next week. Albers Bro’s. have the contract.
Grand Haven is one of the prettiest cities, in the summer time, of any in Western Michigan, and numerous improvements are being made on the streets now which will make it handsomer than ever.—Grand Rapids Democrat.
Abers Bro’s., the popular painters, have lots of work on hand as usual. That their work is first class and always gives satisfaction is evident by the amount always on hand. Their present contracts in the city include the new Cutler House and the residence of Alderman DeGlopper, C. VanZanten and A. Verberkmous. The following cottages at Highland Park will also receive new coats of paint from their brushes: Mrs. Chase’s, D. A. Waters’, Henry Bennett’s and Mrs. Young’s. And at Fruitport they will paint the Congregational church.
Be patriotic tomorrow without being drunk.
The festive small boy will and his fire cracker will be on deck tomorrow. Let the fire department be prepared to wet him and the city down.
The steamer “Joe” cleaned boiler at the city water works last night and the tugs Emma Bloecker, Chas. Auger and Kieser Wilhelm cleaned today.
Highland Park is in the “swim” these fine days.
The average dude learning to swim is a funny sight.
The base ball salt has lost its flavor.
There are as many fish in the lakes as there were before some of our representative “feller citizens” went fishing the other day.
The “Jolly Fat” club is picnicking at Highland Park today.
Telephones have been placed in the Cutler, Boyden and Brayton cottages at Highland Park..
A party of eleven arrived from Chicago last night and will occupy the Dr. Reynold’s cottage.
Mrs. Rice and family of Grand Rapids have taken the McBride cottage for the summer.
Among the curiosities in the possession of Capt. Walker is the tattered-torn remnant of the identical flag to which the immortal Col. Mulligan wrapped himself. In the language of the Captain, ‘e wrapped ‘is self in the Stars and Stripes.
Harvey Blunt visited Highland Park the other day for the first time and he says: “Oh my! Quite a town; nice place; lots of people; lots of men at work; people having a good time. Oh my! nice little town; houses going up as far as he could see; didn’t go to the end. When are the street cars coming? Ought to be running, save the teams; my! my!” This is Harvey’s opinion of the Park and he is about right.
A New City Map
The last map of Grand Haven was published in 1868, and for many years now the city has been without even an excuse for a city map. It is one of the pressing needs of the city and the EVENING TRIBUNE is pleased to announce that it has received information from reliable sources that the prospects are excellent of having a first-class roller map made of the city to include Spring Lake, Ferrysburg and the adjoining property to the city on the south, extending to the south lines of sections 32, 33 and 34. Such a map will supply a genuine want among business and professional men, and will be a very great public benefit. The map will probably be about 5 feet and eight inch square.
Grand Rapids Races
About 2,000 people saw the races yesterday over a dusty track. The favorites in all but one race won easily.
In the 3:00 trot Prodigal was a hot favorite and won as he pleased in three straight heats, best time 2:29¼, Shiony second, Bassora third.
In the 2:33 pace, Direct, with a trotting record of 2:18; was the favorite. Maggie McDowell took the heat, which looked bad for favorite. He went to the front, however, in the next three heats and won easily, and as if he thought he could have done 2:18 in a pace, if necessary. Best time 2:26¼, Maggie McDowell second, Richard third.
Simon and Lilly’s horse C. O. D., surprised the three-year-old colts. He won without trouble both heats, best time 2:36, Brounal second, Mounis third, Charley Ellis, the favorite, barely saved his distance.
In the half -mile dash Charley Russell won in 1:40. Little Charley second, Ivanhoe third, Jim Mckinney forth.
Company F received the second prize of $50 in the competitive drill at Muskegon, July 4, and came home $150 richer than they went.
A house at Ferrysburg owned by Wm. Little and occupied by Will Barnett burned to the ground Saturday, while the family were all away from home. The contents were all saved by neighbors who broke into the building and carried them out.
Churches are particularly active in ice cream socials just now.
Nature is doing her level best to make our poor city park presentable. It’s no go, however.
Grand Haven has the reputation of being the deadest town in the state and it has not come by it by accident either.
The Spring Lake House will have its formal opening for the season tonight.
H. P. Wyman and family from Grand Rapids are located at their Highland Park cottage for the season.
P. Langiler and family of St. Louis, who summered at the Park Hotel last season, will arrive at that popular resort next week for the season.
A pleasant little “hop” was given at the Highland Park Hotel Saturday evening. Although the attendance was not as large as might have been expected those present reported a pleasant time. Altogether “the Honors” at the Park was an enjoyable day although our Southern visitors thought 63 degrees and “overcoat usual trimmings.”
Work was begun today on removing the boat houses from the property purchased by the Electric Light Company for their plant.
An ice cream social will be given tomorrow evening at the residence of Mrs. Landen, Jackson street by the ladies of the M. E. church. A cordial invitation extended to all.
Attention Co. F.
All members of the company are ordered to be present at the armory tomorrow evening for the purpose of special drill, and to receive encampment orders. By order of
F. A. MANSFIELD
H. F. HARBECK
“Now we go up and now we go down” every time one takes a walk on Washington street. Awful uneven sidewalks.
The opening ball at the Spring Lake House last night was well attended and was a most enjoyable affair. The ride home, in the Park bus was enlivened by a narrow escape from dumping off the edgings near the bridge. Further damage was averted, through the kindness of Judge Soule, who walked ahead with a lantern “and in this way we returned home.” The hops will be continued on Saturday nights. The Messrs. Irish are are to be congratulated on the success of the first one. A very pretty useful souvenir was presented to the “parting guests” in the shape of a tablet bearing a cut of the house.
Vacation is already hanging heavy on the school boy’s hands.
Some of the boys are still celebrating the 4th of July.
The excavating for the foundation of the new building at Akeley is nearly completed.
Seventh and Washington street corners are getting to be a lively business center.
A trip on the lake last night gave the boys the shakes and riled them up somewhat.
The Dake Engine Works are doing a lively business tuning out those dandy engines now days.
The hill on Columbus street is receiving a cut of about four feet which will be a great improvement.
Miss Mary Cutler will entertain a party of her young friends at the Highland Park Hotel this evening.
Percy Kirby took first prize last night at the party in making an apron the best.
The steamer Wisconsin arrived in port at noon today, having left Milwaukee at four o’clock this morning.
Fifth street near Washington was planked this morning to enable teams to draw material onto the Akeley Institute grounds.
Messrs. Emlaw and Miller were very busy changing gas burners yesterday and will hereafter supply our citizens with coal gas.
A pleasant party was given last evening, at the residence of Mr. Geo. Stickney, in honor of Miss Annie Mclaughlin of Chicago, and Miss Marion Stickney of this city. All enjoyed themselves immensely.
Capt. Merrit who arrived on the Racine this morning, says it was rough on the lake last night beating anything seen in his experience of twenty-two years sailing, and he pronounces the Racine as a grand boat in all respects.
Company F of this city will leave for camp in about one week. The old veterans are fixing up and putting things in ship for camp, and will do themselves and the city they represent , great credit by proving themselves soldiers and gentlemen while on duty.
Every young gentleman who attended the party at Miss Stickney’s last evening was furnished material and compelled to make an apron for a young lady and they covered themselves with glory, in making long stitches and it is said one of the aprons will be exhibited in the World’s Fair at Chicago.
A substantial railing has been built on the edge of the drive in front of the Highland Park Hotel. Now if the steps leading up to the Hotel could receive a bright coat of paint, the general appearance to that vicinity would be much improved.
Arrivals at the Highland Park Hotel yesterday were J. A. Elliot, Chas. E. Wyman, A. Hill and wife, all of Grand Rapids; C. H. Passahils, Chicago; J. E. Lindsey and wife, Davenport, Ia; Mirs. Ada Patter and daughter; Toledo, Oh; J. H. Armstead and wife, and H. P. Wyman and family, city; E. Davis, Milwaukee.
The work of the new Grand Haven Furniture factory is being pushed in a lively manner.
Grand Haven’s two tanneries are shipping lots of leather and doing a rushing live business.
The Board of Trustees of Akeley had a meeting yesterday and besides electing the three trustees mentioned, considered plans for the pushing of the work on the new building.
The Muskegon Life has this to say about the celebrated horse Frank Rysdyke, owned by D. A. Ainsworth, of Spring Lake: “Frank Rysdyke succeeded in establishing for himself the reputation of being a promising trotter. He has good trotting qualities in him, and towards fall, if kept in training, will undoubtedly make an astonishing record.
Storm—Last night was a rough one on old Lake Michigan, wind blowing at a rate of fifty miles an hour. The steamship City of Racine arrived in port about two hours behind her usual time and the Milwaukee boat if it left Milwaukee must have run back as she did not arrive this morning. Passengers on the Racine report that they had a snow storm in Milwaukee last night.
Pleasant day this is.
A great many strangers in the town now days.
Travel on the railroad and steamships is quite heavy now days.
Letters from Oceana county report frosts there Tuesday morning.
The weather is a little too chilly to make picnics at the Park fashionable.
The frame is up for Mr. Holstelle’s new store on Franklin street.
The report of Superintendent E. Briggs shows that our city schools are in flourishing condition. [See report in original newspaper, June 7.]
The many handsome and tasty cottages at Highland Park are nearly all occupied for the season.
The late rains have done lots of good, farmers and gardeners wear smiling contentness.
The hard working firemen were still busy throwing water on the ruins of last night’s fire at noon today.
A party of ten from Chicago are occupying the cottage just completed by Mrs. J. E. Young at Highland park.
The Steamer City of Milwaukee,
Capt. J. F. Smallman Makes Remarkable Time.
The steamer City of Milwaukee yesterday beat all her previous records for fast time, and this to against the heaviest gale we have had this season. Capt. Smallman started out from Milwaukee yesterday morning right after the regular trip, and arrived here at one o’clock.
For the next extra trip the boat had been chartered by about 100 delegates to the Christian Endeavor Convention at Minneapolis. Leaving here at 2:30 they made the trip in five hours, three minutes. The table was handsomely decorated for the occasion, being fitted up with flowers, &c.
After unloading they turned about for this port, arriving here early this morning, thus making four trips of 320 miles in twenty-four hours.
About 6:30 o’clock last night Capt. Harry Smith, watchman on the south channel bridge, discovered a fire breaking out in the upper freight house of the Detroit, Grand Haven & Milwaukee R. R., and at once gave the alarm, but as the building was dry as a tinder box the fire had got under great headway before the arrival of the fire department, who when they did arrive , put all available means and material at work to keep it from spreading to the other large and extensive warehouse of this company. Seventeen freight cars on the tracks adjoining this warehouse burned, and a number of cars were damaged. Besides the warehouse and the docks which were destroyed , there was about two-hundred thousand feet of hardwood lumber (red oak) shipped by Messrs. Alger, Smith & Co. to L. A. Hatch of Grand Rapids, which was in the warehouse and destroyed. The lumber was brought here on a steam-barge from Black River, Mich., and was being shipped by rail to Grand Rapids. The total loss as near as can be estimated is about $25,000. The fire department was engaged until a late hour and did hard and good work.
The propeller Street, commanded by that popular captain, Thomas McCambridge, arrived in port last night loaded with about 800 tons of iron ore for the Spring Lake Iron company.
A boxing match at Seventh street corner resulted In a bloody nose this morning.
The main shaft at the furniture factory broke this morning.
The work on the new electric light plant will continue in dead earnest next week.
Mr. Hatch, who owned the lumber that was burned in the D., G. H. & M. freight house, was in the city last night and reports his loss at about $6,500 with no insurance.
The schooner Silver Cloud, Capt. Johnson, went ashore five miles north of Port Washington during the late storm, and Capt. Johnson, wife and child were drowned. A tug saved the three sailors comprising the crew.
The “Sleeping” Town.
When newspapers make the charge that “Grand Haven is the deadest city in Michigan,” it simply shows that they have not traveled far over Michigan lately. Grand Haven is not dead, but has been sleeping for the past year, and will wake up refreshed next spring, and get on the biggest boom she has ever had.—Evening Express.
The above which we have reason to believe refers to an item in Monday’s EVENING TRIBUNE is a gross misrepresentation. The EVENING TRIBUNE has never made the statement that “Grand Haven is the deadest city in Michigan” nor anything that could be fairly construed as containing such statement. What we did say was “The EVENING TRIBUNE understands that Grand Haven has the reputation of being the deadest town in the state at it has not come by it by accident either.” and will stand by the assertion. It is true, and so acknowledged by citizens here who have been over the state that Grand Haven’s so called “deadness” is a by word among traveling and business men of more particularly Western Michigan. The impression is erroneous but its existence, nevertheless, it is too evident. And it exists simply because but the slightest effort to our knowledge has ever been made to create any other impression outside of the city. Other cities, towns and villages send out attractive catalogues, circulars, maps, etc., and in diverse ways advertise their natural advantages, attractions, and wants so well as well as their present manufacturing and business successes with statistical information that men and manufacturing institutions looking for location and investments are ever on the watch for. We are pleased to note one important move in the right direction and it is to be hoped that the matter and illustrations soon to appear in the Grand Rapids Democrat will disabuse the impression existing in a great many people’s minds as to the lack of business activity and public interest in matters relative to the growth and prosperity of Grand Haven.
For instance, a few statistics (something the EVENING TRIBUNE has at present in course of preparation) as to the number of men employed and the amounts of the payrolls of the different institutions of the city might surprise even a great many people in this city and over the state the benefit to be derived by relieving existing wrong impressions would not be inconsiderable.
And to anyone who has “traveled far over” this city “lately” with their eyes open it is evident that Grand Haven has not “been sleeping for the past year,” even as one would infer from the Express’ statement. What are some of the new enterprises? An electric and street railway soon to be built; a large annex to Akeley institute in course of construction; important harbor improvements and other enterprises of lesser importance.
The race between the lake shore towns is on and will be hotly contested. Someone will be distanced. Grand Haven is in the race and the world should know it. Our city has points of advantage over many of her competitors. They should be advertised.
If our little item shall have caused any comment or consideration of those matters it will not have been written in vain.
Charles Finley, one of the fire department, when he reads of the fire last night will almost wish he had not gone to Pennsylvania on his vacation trip. He likes to fight fires.
Jas. M. Lockie, of the Corn Planter Works, at Grand Haven, called on us yesterday. He reports everything as booming at the Haven. The town is fast regaining its former healthy condition.—Grand Rapids West Side News.
The barge J. H. Johnson had her boiler tested last night.
The Bee Hive has instituted a new style, the clerks of that popular grocery now wear black aprons.
The schooner R. Howlett, Capt. Tremper, which sustained some damages in the recent rough weather, is in harbor for repairs.
The line shaft in the Grand Haven furniture factory is repaired and the factory will start again Monday morning.
A band of gypsies and four trained bears arrived in town this noon. Their headquarters are at the foot of Washington avenue.
Joseph Koeltz says he will put down in front of his place of business a stone flag sidewalk when the first electric car passes up Washington st. Good!
Five-hundred dollars spent planting soft maple trees on the sand hills south of Clinton street will in time prove a great benefit in keeping the sand in place, and in years add greatly to the appearance around there.
A much needed improvement and one that would add greatly to our future growth and happiness as a city would be a free bridge over Grand River to Spring Lake and a good one at that. Spring Lake could well afford to join Grand Haven in the erection and keeping in repair and running order as free intercourse between both places and the surrounding country would pay all hands.
An exchange truthfully says: “The secret of growth of any place is mainly owing to the inducements and encouragements to strangers to settle in the place. Encourage active and worthy men whether they have money or not. Their labor alone is worth money. Stimulate every legitimate enterprise by giving it all the friendly aid in your power. Cultivate a public spirit and help your neighbor. Talk well of your town of its growth, its prospects, its advantages, and, in fact, everything likely to promote its welfare.
Rev. Kuyser of the First Christian Reformed church, left this afternoon for Sheridan, Mich. One of the presiding elders will conduct services tomorrow.
Rev. R. Duiker of Kalamazoo occupy the pulpit of the First Reformed church tomorrow.
Card of Thanks.
We hereby publicly express our appreciation of the valuable assistance rendered us by the citizens of Grand Haven at the disastrous fire of Wednesday night.
Grand Haven threatens to start a boom next spring.—Detroit News.
John DeVries’ place corner of Fulton and Seventh streets is receiving a new store front.
Wanted—boy about 15 years of age to do general work about hotel. Enquire at Kirby House.
The new Goodrich line steamer, Virginia, is creating quite a flurry of excitement in Milwaukee where she is being fitted out for the west shore line. She’s a beauty.
“Company F—Fall in.”
Thursday, July 16, commences the annual encampment service of state militia which will take place this year at Whitmore lake. The supplies for Co. F. including the usual amount of Nerve Tonic, blood purifier, fever medicine, cure for snake bite, etc., without which it is not safe for the Michigan soldier boy to go into camp, will be sent Tuesday, accompanied by a couple of the boys. Wednesday morning at 9 o’clock the company will take the Grand Trunk to Durand, and thence by special train over the Toledo and Ann Arbor and then over the Michigan Northern to the encampment grounds, which they will reach at 3:20 p.m.
The soldier boys will be made happy this year at the encampment, by the presence of a canteen for each regiment modeled after those of the regular army. The sham battle will be dispensed with and the different regiments will be called out at night by sound of bugle, and will take the field in heavy marching order with a day’s rations in their knapsacks and during a forced march of 15 or 20 miles they will practice skirmishing and other tactics.
The girls who want to see their brave boys in blue leave for the scene of action should be at the Depot before nine o’clock Wednesday, where the boys will probably be allowed to break ranks and bid them farewell before falling in and “Count fours,” “Left forward, fours left march,” and the dear boys are on the train and away they go to Whitmore lake.
Rev. Dr. Brown of Ann Arbor, preached two able and interesting sermons at St. Johns church yesterday. No stronger words of praise can be needed or said, than that although the weather was warm and church close the Rev. gentleman received the individual and careful attention of all during the delivery of the able discourse.
John Miller—drunken disorderly—before Justice Pagelson—ten days.
A telephone has been placed in Dr. Newell’s cottage at Highland Park.
The D., G. H. & M. pay car arrived this morning and the railroad boys are happy.
Henry Bloecker & Co. have repaired the fire engine Rix Robinson making it good as new.
The residence of Chauncy Stuck was on fire twice Sunday but was put out both times. The furniture was badly damaged by water.
Henry Bloecker & Co. have commenced the construction of a 9x10 yacht engine for J. Henry Putnam, Rose Hill Plantation, La. The order came by mail.
Mr. F. H. Grooters has celebrated the glorious Fourth 40 times in this city. He is one of Grand Haven’s old settlers and has many anecdotes regarding the pioneers of this place.
Wm. Hanlon of Hanlon Brothers gymnastics, Forepaugh’s circus, was instantly killed by falling from the trapeze at Clinton, Ia., yesterday. the Hanlon Brothers were one of the Forepaugh’s star attractions on his present tour.
HENRY BLOECKER & CO.
This institution, of which Henry Bloecker is the present sole proprietor, was established some 15 years ago. There have been partners, as the present firm’s name indicates, and there have been vicissitudes, two disastrous fires among others, but they have weathered every gale and today have the greatest reputation for building high pressure engines of any firm on the lakes is due entirely in the energy and reputation of the present proprietor.
The regular number of men employed is 32, and often increased to 45; $2.75 is the highest wages paid per day and none of the men receive less than $1.50 per day. The amount paid out for wages in June was $1,400.76. the average monthly pay roll being not less than $1,350. The value of the work done for that year, 1890, was $92,893. The volume of work done is gradually increasing, though the capacity for turning out work is limited and orders are received that cannot be handled. the value of the Bloecker Co.’s manufacturing property as last inventoried was $25,000.
At the annual school meeting last night A. VandenBerg and C. Glerum were elected new members of the board for 3 years. A. VandenBerg succeeds himself and C. Glorum succeeds T. W. Kirby.
Forty weeks of school was voted, and $14.500, the amount asked for by the board, for expenses for the ensuing year was granted.
A change from the present hot air system of heating to steam was decided on and a man is expected from Grand Rapids to-day to begin work on the same. The system used will be the same as that in Grand Rapids schools which has proved very successful.
Bridge Inspector Midwinter, chief engineer Master, and road inspector McKay, all of the Grand Trunk railway, dined at the Kirby House today.
A shipment of electric light poles has arrived.
The schooner Robert Howlett is lying at Duncan Robertson’s shipyard under going repairs.
N. D. Conger of the signal service of Lansing was in the city yesterday investigating the matter of moving the government signals from the Kirby to the Cutler House.
The EVENING TRIBUNE is in receipt of the following notice: “At the last meeting of the W. C. T. U. the ladies voted to send the Union Signal to all editors and clergymen of the city for three months, helping thereby to help bring the cause of temperance before the people.” This kindness on the part of the W. C. T. U. will in every instance be greatly appreciated. The Union Signal is not only the best temperance paper of the country, but is one of the best periodicals published for the home, and is a great power in helping to solve the greatest problem of the age, intemperance.
Away to Whitmore Lake.
Everything was hurry and bustle and rush at Co. F armory this morning while the
boys were packing knapsacks and giving last touches to uniforms and guns.
Roy and Ray Lockie will furnish the rub-a-dub-dub, while C. E. Conger goes as commander general of the commissary department. The members of Co. F, who go to camp this season are: Captain F. A. Mansfield, Lieutenants, Pellegrom and E. H. Andres; Sergeants, W. F. Harbeck, Verhoeks, Kelly and Palmer; Corporals, Smith, Rosbach, and Nyland; Privates, N. McDonald, Briddles, Clark, Cummings, Clevenga, J. Dykema, Dykhouse, Dickenson, Archie McDonald, J. B. Moll, Pennoyer, Scott, Savidge, W. VanSheivan, VanLopik, J. VanDongen, Bert VanDongen, VanderNoot, Vyn, VanTol, John Williams, R. Williams, Welsh, Will Gibbs, Zeldenrust, Hunt, Kamhout, Gill, Harbeck, Kieft, Kinkema, VanMerlein, J. fisher, Harm Woltman of Holland.
Master Johnnie, 7 year old son of J. J. Danhof jr., gave a tea party to about 25 of his little friends last evening. They had a very jolly time all their own.
GRAND HAVEN INDUSTRIES.
THE DAKE MANUFACTURING COMPANY.
This is the little Dake double reciprocating square piston engine, invented by Wm. F. Dake of this city, and which during the four years since its invention has become widely and favorably known. It is not a Rotary, but a double reciprocating high speed engine, and occupying less space than a rotary engine of half its power. Particularly adapted to running ventilation fans, blowers, dynamos, and centrifugal pumps, or any machinery requiring a direct attached engine, at either high or low speeds and is economical of steam.
The Dake Manufacturing Company has been in existence four years and has a capital of $100,000. the business success of the institution is due mainly to its two genial hustlers, T. Cairnes and J. P. Armstead, secretary and treasurer and local acting manager. The highest wages paid per day is $3.20 and the average men’s wages is $2.00 per day. There are twenty employees with a monthly payroll of $700. The company has American, Canadian and English patents valued at $50,000. The average of shipments is one engine per day, and they are sent south as far as Florida, east to New York, and westward as far as San Fransisco. The business is steadily growing, and shipments are made to dealers this year to whom 50 engines were shipped last year. The volume of business done last year amounted to $20,000.
HENRY GRIFFIN DEAD.
Henry Griffin, one of the oldest pioneers of Ottawa county and this city,
died at his residence corner of Third and Fulton streets early this morning.
His death was a surprise to a good many of his friends, who had not supposed him
so near death, though he was known to have been ill for several months
previous. He was one of the honored men of city and county, having filled
several responsible positions of ... . He leaves two daughters, one a teacher in
the Grand Rapids schools, and the other has lived with her father in this city.
Many respected friends will also mourn his departure.
The funeral will be held Saturday at 2:30 p.m.
Henry Griffin was born in Grimsby, Ont., December 30, 1807. He embarked in the general merchandise business in that place at an early age. The business not proving altogether successful he moved to this state in 1837, located at Eastmanville, where he followed the pursuit of trading.
In 1844, being elected sheriff of the county, he moved to Grand Haven. When his term of Sheriff expired he entered the general merchandise business here, building the first store building in this city, in 1849, on the corner of Washington and 1st streets, which is still standing.
His wife died in the year 1868, after a happy married life of 38 years, having married Mr. Griffin in May, 1830.
In 1871 he was elected Mayor, being the fourth successor to that office, Messrs. Parks, Cutler and Duncan preceding him.
He retired from business about eight years ago, living quietly at his home in this city since.
Ed Stokes and Robt. Thielman of H. Bloecker & Company, returned yesterday afternoon from Saugatuck where they had been putting into place the large new engine shipped there.
Mermaids decked in all colors of the rainbow, may now be seen floating off Highland Park. If you don’t believe it, go and look for yourself.
Attempt at Suicide.
The steamer City of Milwaukee left Milwaukee last evening at 8:30 o’clock. When
out from the harbor about five miles an elderly woman was seen to walk rapidly
to the stern of the boat and throw herself into the lake. The engines were
reversed, and the boat stopped immediately. A small boat was lowered and by the
aid of the moonlight her form could be seen about 300 feet astern. Rowing
rapidly to the spot they came upon her with her face down, but still alive.
After getting to the steamer her clothes were removed, and all done for her that
could be done. Upon arriving her this morning she was out of danger. She is a
French woman and does not speak English. She has a ticket to Montreal, via
All the passengers speak well of the actions of the crew, as there was not time to be lost in lowering the boat, , or she would have been drowned. A collection of $17 was taken among the passengers an crew and presented to her. By all that can be learned she is from Ironwood, Wis. She claims that she was going to meet a son in Milwaukee but could not find him, and so she became discouraged with life.
HEADQUARTERS Co. F, 2nd Regt., M.S.T., Camp Custer,
Whitmore Lake, July 16.—Special to TRIBUNE.]—Company F
arriving in camp at 5:30 last evening, all pretty mad, on account of being
behind time over an hour. However, by hard work the boys were able to sit down
to supper at 9 o’clock. By this time they were extremely hungry and thirsty,
particularly the latter, as no one except Kamhout and Woltman had found anything
to drink except very poor water, consequently the good coffee dished up by Cook
Williams was thrice welcome. Quartermaster Rosbach seemed to be always present
where most needed and by bed time had succeeded in bringing order out of the
chaos. Ed Buxton, in charge of the mess tent, is is also the right man in the
right place. Company F takes no back seat for any company on the ground as to
appearance or efficiency in drill. Her officers excel all others for manly
beauty and sobriety, while Private Donaldson is the hardest hitter to be found
in a day’s travel.
Many of the other members excel in many ways that will not be mentioned here further than to say that they average all right.
The camp is pleasantly situated one quarter of a mile from the lake and a mile from the little village of Hamburg, the home of Governor Winans. They are 2,500 militiamen on the ground besides 150 of Uncle Samuel’s regulars, the latter being commanded by Captain Leisium of Company E.
There was very little sleep for anyone last night on account of the turbulence of the loud elements, but at our quarters, at least, better order will prevail tonight as Captain Mansfield has just been detailed as officer of the day. consequently we are likely to get a good night’s sleep tonight.
The weather so far has been all that could be desired, and everybody is in the best of spirits. In fact it would be impossible for the weather clerk to do anything to dampen our spirits as we keep them in tight boxes that are unlocked when we have callers.
Another day we may send you a few more notes from our diary concerning the future pensioners of the glorious land of liberty, now so numerous at Camp Custer, Whitmore Lake.
The Carrie Ryerson will give a moonlight excursion to Grand Haven on Sunday evening, July 19th. Leaves Ryerson’s dock at 7:30.—Muskegon Chronicle.
John Macfie raised the stars and stripes on his cottage at the Park today.
Abram Ruister, the boy arrested for stealing a watch and breaking it, was brought before Justice Pagelson and County Agent H. D. Post yesterday and it being his first offense and his father agreeing to pay for the watch he was discharged.
Mr. H. D. Irish, who made the Cutler House at Grand Haven, before its destruction by fire, so popular, is now proprietor of the Spring Lake house, which accounts for the praise that is heard everywhere of the excellent management of that house this season.—Muskegon Chronicle.
The Second Christian Reformed church has organized a young men’s society consisting of twelve members to date. The officers appointed last evening were , President, Rev. DeYoung; Vice President, J. VanderVeen; Secretary, J. Kraai; Treaasurer, A. Nederveld.
HEADQUARTERS Co. F, 2nd Regt., M.S.T., Camp Custer, Whitmore Lake, July 17.—Special to EVENING TRIBUNE.]—Since writing you yesterday, nothing of special importance has occurred at this camp to interest the general reader. The battalion and skirmish drill yesterday afternoon was very fine and was witnessed by quite a crowd of spectators. Col. Irish, of the 2nd Regiment, is well pleased with the men and officers. Dress parade after supper, was a magnificent sight, well worth a journey to witness. This morning orders were given to the 2nd and 4th Regiments to prepare for a forced march. The quartermasters issued a day’s rations to each man and at 10:30 they started, their destination being unknown, but supposed to be Ann Arbor. Boos’ Saginaw band, the Kalamazoo Military band and the 4th Regiment band are all here, and hardly an hour of the day passes that you cannot here them playing the latest airs. They are way up in their line and the soldiers say that never at any previous encampment did they ever have the pleasure of listening to to such soul-stirring , delicious music. The weather is pretty hot through the middle of the day, but nights and mornings are cool. Only few have been prostrate from the heat so far.
One of the men of Company B fell in a fit last evening and was taken to the
Ed Pennoyer has trouble with his digestive apparatus and cannot eat any solid food, having to depend entirely on liquids. The number of bottles emptied by him daily will never be known. The change to liquid diet does not seem to make him any the less “previous,” however.
Gen. Robinson this morning complimented Buston and Williams on the order and cleanliness maintained in and around the mess tent and cook shanty.
Ray Lockie, at the dinner table today scalded the right leg of his military trousers by tipping over a cup of coffee, and was placed in the sun to dry.
Good judges say the lager sold on the grounds is of fair quality. The bar is next door to the Y. M. C. A. headquarters.
Lieutenant Pellegrom was senior officer of the guard yesterday.
Lieutenant Andres is junior officer of the guard today.
Perfect order was maintained last night, Capt. Mansfield being officer of the day, and the boys put in a good night’s sleep.
Miss Hattie Lewis celebrated her birthday yesterday by giving a picnic at the Park to her young friends.
Excursion and Picnic.
The Congregational Sunday School will give an excursion to Fruitport next Tuesday on the Joe, going at 9 o’clock and returning on any of the later trips.
Members of this school are cordially invited to accompany them and tickets will be sold for 15 cents to children and 25 cents to adults.
A basket picnic will occur in the grove at Fruitport, swings, croquet, etc., will be arranged and a general good time had if possible.
The ladies of the Congregational church will serve ice cream in the church parlors Thursday evening.
Yesterday afternoon boys entered the Second Reformed church and stole about $18 from three missionary boxes. The thieves gained entrance by putting a board up and climbing through. No arrests have as yet been made.
The Rev. Mr. Oggle, who many people remember as pastor of the 1st Reformed church of this city, about ten years ago, is now pastor of a Reformed church in St. Thomas, West Indies. He writes that he likes the place very well, but the ways of the people are very odd. Instead of a bell announcing the hour of church, a drummer stands on the outside and drums them in, and many other queer customs.
Co. F, 2nd Regt., M.S.T., Camp Custer, Whitmore Lake, July 17.—Special to THE
EVENING TRIBUNE.]— Since writing you
yesterday Nyland, Van Lopik and Harbeck arrived today while the boys were at
dinner, bringing many tender messages from the loved ones at home, also a box of
They were accompanied as far as Durand by that unequaled pedro player D. C. Wachs who went to Detroit, but who is expected to arrive in camp tonight. On his arrival the boys will elevate him in a blanket after the most approved modern style in vogue at all registered camps.
Gov. Winans was here all day yesterday and witnessed the drill, and dress parade after supper, expressing himself highly pleased with the maneuvers.
Three men of the 2nd regiment who were on the march yesterday, gave out last night while on dress parade and were taken to the hospital in double quick time by the ambulance.
I forgot to mention that musician Ray Lockie plays with the buglers every night and morning during guard mount and is frequently complimented on his playing.
We have a “coon”, who, as I am write is entertaining a crowd by imperiled feats on the slack wire.
A slight rain this morning freshened up the atmosphere giving us good supply of ozone.
A large crowd of visitors from all over the state will be here tomorrow, consequently the barbs are doing a rushing business fixing up the married men who expect to make many conquests, and they certainly will if the weather is warm.
Tuesday we pack up and start for home but are not likely to reach there before midnight.
Boys are becoming troublesome on Washington street, corner Seventh street.
The old sidewalk in front of Henry Baar’s residence is torn up preparatory to replacing with cement walk.
Chicago papers Saturday reports that the Pennington Air Ship company has been dissolved for want of stock subscribed.
Miss Bessie Hancock and Mister Bert, Parish entertained in a very pleasant manner, a large number of their young friends at their pleasant home on Washington street last night.
The Menominee Military company will pass through here on their way home tonight arriving on the 6:15 train and leaving on the Milwaukee boat.
Thomas Brown, Bennie Littlewood and Thomas Mahon, three boys were arrested by the sheriff for entering the store of Wm. Esley at Nunica and stealing three boxes of cigars, and brought before Justice Pagelson this afternoon and were held under two-hundred dollars bail to appear on Friday at which time County Agent Post will be present.
Three gentlemen from Milwaukee, who are preparing to organize a company to establish a malleable iron works will be in the city tomorrow for the purpose of looking it over with a view of locating their plant here. The glass factory building could be utilized for their purpose. If their object is plausible it is to be hoped that they will meet with the encouragement that will ensure their establishment here.
Misses Boyden and Leavenworth gave a German at Kilnare last night. Dwight Cutler Jr. led the German with Miss Mary Baker. Nineteen couples danced making a very pretty party. The cottage was beautifully decorated with flags and chinese lanterns. Visitors from out of town were Mr. and Mrs. Fred Clare, Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Hunting, Messrs Chas. Mc Quawan and Fred Deane of Grand Rapids.
There are three West Point cadets on the ground to give instruction , and one Lieut. Upton, was requested that night by Col. Irish to instruct the officer of the day, the officers of the guard and sentinels in their duties.
This morning, (Sunday) at 8 o’clock Inspector General Lothrop inspected the companies in their quarters after guard mount. At 2:30 p.m. divine services were held and at 4:00 p.m. comes brigade dress parade. Monday, in place of battalion drill, the troops will all pass in review before the Commander in Chief, Govenor Winans.
From the Field.
Co. F, 2nd Regt., M.S.T., Camp Custer, Whitmore Lake, July 20.—Special to THE
are three West Point cadets on the ground to give instruction, and one Lieut.
Upton, was requested that night by Col. Irish to instruct the officer of the
day, the officers of the guard and sentinels in their duties.
This morning, (Sunday) at 8 o’clock Inspector General Lothrop inspected the companies in their quarters after guard mount. At 2:30 p.m. divine services were held and at 4:00 p.m. comes brigade dress parade. Monday, in place of battalion drill, the troops will all pass in review before the Commander in Chief, Governor Winans.
There is a big crowd of visitors here today and everybody is happy and contented.
Saturday, before he had been in camp an hour, John Van Lopik fell into a sink hole from where he was finally rescued covered from head to foot with dish water and other filth. A corporal’s guard took him into an adjacent field where he was scrubbed and fumigated.
Private Archie McDonald, who by the way could have an office if he wanted it, has had no adventure to speak of since the first night in camp, when some bad soldiers fired at him through an opening in the tent a squirt gun full of ice water. With nothing on to speak of except an ugly scowl on his face Archie pursued the midnight marauders armed with a hatchet but they were too fleet for him.
Hospital Steward C. K. Esler is constantly looking after the health of the boys of Co F keeping them in good shape for hard work. He fill the position ably and is very popular with his brother officers. He has charge of a small boy who was bitten by a rattlesnake today, who is thought will recover. Mr. Esler has extended to your correspondent every courtesy, and to him we are indebted for most of the news gathered for the TRIBUNE. C. K. is now City Auditor of Lansing, a good fat office which is filling acceptably.
The EVENING TRIBUNE understands today that its war correspondent from the field at Whitmore Lake is covering himself with glory. His next commission will be a more extensive one; probably to the Indian “bad lands” or to Africa.
Peter Howe and Will Rose caught a tubful of fish yesterday.
Seven families in one neighborhood in the Third ward have 58 children.
The parties expected from Milwaukee this morning did not arrive on account of sickness, but will be here later to look the city over.
Mrs. W. C. Sheldon and daughter Miss Daisy, will entertain a large number of their friends at a tea in the Highland Park Hotel this evening.
The Grand Rapids Democrat of Sunday will give a full account of the manufacturing concerns of Grand Haven. Our citizens should buy and circulate.
Henry Spricks’s team broke loose from a hitching place at Spring Lake this afternoon and ran some distance and against a large tree literally smashing the hack all to pieces but not injuring the team to speak of.
Everyone on Washington street were craning their necks last evening trying to discover whether Prof. Bartholomew was manipulating the balloon which passed over the city about eight o’clock.
The German Lutheran church congregation of Grand Haven township under the charge of Rev. F. A. Kammerer, has increased its membership about 20 since the beginning of the year, so that it now numbers 52 families with a Sunday school of 60 children.
John Baker tells us that he is glad his wife has gone to Muskegon to visit as he will now have a jolly good time with his good old democratic friends.
The Kirby House register bears the following in bold letters; “Henry George, Old House.” Whether or not this is New York’s great Henry George of single tax theory, noboady seems to know.
Several young gentlemen (?) who ought to know better got into a disgraceful row in the saloon on Seventh St., last night, smashing the windows badly and rousing the neighbors, most of whom had retired for the night.
The party given by Mrs. W. C. Sheldon and daughter at the Highland Park Hotel last evening was a very delightful affair. About 50 were present and an excellent supper was served. Music, singing and cards, with a bonfire on the beach for the young people, were among the pleasantries of the evening.
L. L. Flint, of Detroit, is in the city trying to resuscitate the old Knights of Home lodge. Mr. Flint has been in the State several months in the interests of this order and his work has proved very successful. The order generally, throughout the country is in a very flourishing condition.
A big crowd of people arrived this afternoon en route to Highland Park.
The steam barge Pholitus Sawyer from Sturgeon Bay, Wis., arrived this forenoon with 100 cords of stone for the government piers.
A boat brought 200 excursionists and a brass band form Muskegon about 10 o’clock last night. “And the band played Annie Rooney.”
Byron Farnham, who has been working for Capt. Finch at Green Bay, Wis., returned home sick some time ago and is now in a very dangerous condition.
The case of the boys Brown, Littlewood and Mahon. arrested for stealing at Nunica, was adjourned until next Monday for further investigation by Agent Post.
John Carmell and Willie McCloud, who were before County Agent Post and Justice Pagelson for stealing $18 from the Second Reformed church last Sunday, were released to their parents paying costs and replacing the money stolen.
The Junior League society of the M. E. church Spring Lake, will hold their first semi annual in the basement of that church next Tuesday evening, July 28th. The exercises will consist of reports of officers, recitations, songs and followed by a supper. As the whole affair is carried on by the children of the church, it is particularly unique and attractive. All are invited to attend.
Grand Haven beats any place in the west in its large shipments of celery.
The Hon. Dwight Cutler, by long odds Grand Haven’s richest citizen, is talking of removing to Detroit.—Grand Rapids Democrat.
The land around Grand Haven that only a few years ago was filled with old pine stumps is now occupied by some of the finest garden and celery fields to be found in the west.
Grand Haven furnishes to all parts of the United States celery of the finest quality raised in the world, and the daily shipments to all parts of the United States are very large.
People in the eastern part of the city are complaining about the reckless shooting of birds by boys and even by young men. A stop should be put to this as they kill off not only the sparrows, but all kinds of birds.
In the case of the three boys arrested for breaking into a store in Nunica, T. Brown and Littlewood were held over until Monday. Tommy Mahone was discharged as he was in no way implicated in the stealing.
Soon we will have electric light and cars in order.
Over coats in demand this morning and the weather so cold that many a home had fires agoing.
The travel towards the beautiful Highland Park yesterday was large and shows the need for those promised street cars.
The constant demand in this city for County Agent Post shows that Grand Haven has a gang of young rascals that ought to be behind the bars.
The Western Union Telegraph office will soon be removed to the new Cutler House, and John Gatfield, one of Grand Haven’s bright young men, will be appointed manager.
The census bulletin just issued shows Grand Haven to have a population of 5,023 a gain of 161 in ten years. The population by wards is: 1st ward, 1,044; 2nd ward, 774; 3rd ward, 2,356; 4th ward, 849.
About 150 of the employees of Nelson, Mather & Company, Grand Rapids passed through here this morning on an excursion to Muskegon. They left on the steamer City of Milwaukee, and were a gentlemanly appearing lot of men.
The following arrivals at Highland Park Hotel today:
F. D. Woodlock, T. E. Jacobinson, Mrs. J. S. McClellen, Miss Ida McClellen, Miss May McClellen, Mr. Frank McClellen.
Martin Kieft is shipping celery by the two horse load.
Jos. Koeltz is having a temporary new walk placed in front of his cigar store, just something to last until the first electric car runs, when he is to put down that stone flagging.
The boys connected with the burglary at Nunica had their hearing in front of Judge Pagelson today. Joseph C. Littlewood was sentenced to to the Reform School until 17 years of age, while Thomas Brown was discharged.
GEO. E. HUBBARD.
The Hon. Geo. E. Hubbar, late of this city, died suddenly at Phoenix, Arizona,
Saturday, July 25. He left this city for the Pacific coast about a month ago ,
hoping there to recover his health, which was poor, the result of a severe
attack of la grippe.
Mr. Hubbard was born May 13, 1833, in Hamilton county, New York. He moved from Chicago to Grand Haven in 1856, and established the first hardware store in the town, and he ever since been closely identified with our city’s history. He was mayor in 1872, 1878 and 1880, and was for several years alderman of the First ward. Mr. Hubbard was prominent in Masonic circles, being made a Mason in Grand River Lodge of Grand Rapids in 1860, and was a member of the Grand Haven lodge. He was charter member of Grand Haven Lodge No. 139 F. & A. M. and Corinthian Chapter No. 84 Royal Arch Masons, in this city, having been exalted in Grand Rapids Chapter No. 7, and was also a member of the Grand Haven Council No. 51 Royal and Select Masters; also member of De Molai Commandry, Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids, and also a member of the Scottish Rite, having received the 32 degree and Master of the Mystic Shrine. The funeral will take place as soon as the body arrives, probably Thursday or Friday, and will be conducted under the auspices of Grand Haven Lodge No. 139 F. & A. M.
Mr. Hubbard leaves a wife and two married daughters, a son and a number of other relatives.
Grasping avariciousness often defeats itself. Some people think that because people come here for rest, health and recreation, therefore they must be rich, and therefore it is right to skin them if you can. Some instances of this kind have come to my knowledge lately in which about double rates have been charged for transportation from one part of the city to the another. Such charges will drive people away from town, and the vampires who do it should be watched and shunned by our citizens till they learn to do better. I know of whom I speak, and will give names if necessary.
Another Old Resident.
The birthdays of Mrs. Sarah VandenBerg and her son Wm. VandenBerg occurred yesterday, they being 78 and 55 years of age respectively, and the event was pleasantly celebrated with a few of their many friends at the home of the mother on Fulton street. Mrs. VandenBerg settled in this city with her husband, Aug. 20, 1848, and she has only been out of the town three times since, a record of consistency to her adopted health which few could, should they wish to emulate. When they came across the ocean there were of course no fast steamers and the trip consumed 63 days. Mr. VandenBerg, the husband died in 1873. Eleven children were born to them, five of whom a re living and reside in this city.
Grand Haven Illustrated.
Parties desiring extra copies of the Sunday’s Democrat containing illustrated article upon Grand Haven, should order them at once, of Henry Baar or Jacob Vanderveen, as the form has been taken down and there are but a few extra copies left.
All of the daily papers in the state keep telling us that the Spring Lake Clinker Boat Co., will turn out 100 boats this season.
Capt. Lysaght, of the Life Saving Station picked up a bracelet near the pier. The owner is requested to call at the station for property and pay for this notice.
Mr. EDITOR : I am glad to find my innocent little note in your paper of yesterday’s date is exciting some interest. The city bus line comes to me utterly disclaiming such charges. I am free to say I did not mean that line. That is all.
The children of Capt. Jensen on Washington Ave. have scarlet fever.
The grading of Fifth and Columbus streets will make several jumping or rather dumping off places.
The residents of Columbus street, between Fifth and Sixth, would like very much to have the sand surplus on the Kedzie lot removed.
Yesterday and today saw the removal of the signal office form the Kirby to the new Cutler House.
About 800 extra copies of Grand Haven’s boom edition of last Sunday’s Grand Rapids Democrat have been sold in this city.
Several car loads of Stone have arrived for the electric light building. The work of building will begin about August 1st.
Henry J. Bolt will build a $1200 house on Washington Avenue, if he can find a suitable tenant at $10 per month. The house will probably be built.
Scarlet fever, Wm. H. Loutit’s youngest child, Clinton street.
The foundation walls for the new building at Akeley are being pushed in a lively manner.
Wm. Mieras and wife, J. Ball and wife, John VandenBerg, Wm. Baker, Miss Lizzie VanToll, Miss Clara VerHoef, and Misses Blom, of Holland, are picnicing at Highland Park today.
A dispatch from Fremont states that C. N. Addison has gained 15 pounds of flesh in two days of his sojourn there. At this rate he will return the bloated monopolist read about in the Farmer’s Alliance papers.
P. Rosback, J. Palmer, Buckley, B. Pellgrome, F. Harvey, A. Fisher, Chas. Christmas, Wm. Thielman, Mr. Kamhout and others will go up the river tomorrow to Clark’s farm near Millhouse bayou to build a dock shanty preparatory for the September shooting season.
A NEW ENTERPRISE.
The prospects are excellent for the establishing of a match factory in this city. This week will probably be the organizing of a stock company for this purpose, composed of home capital, when a site will be secured and the work of building a plant proceeded with.
The new enterprise has been quietly developing for some time but plans are now completed and it is beyond doubt that Grand Haven will soon have a new and prosperous company.
Mr. D. Baker is replenishing his lumber yard.
The fire department were called out this afternoon to fight a sawdust fire near the Spring Lake bridge.
A very delightful tennis and tea party was given by Miss Savidge at her house in Spring Lake last evening.
The ladies of the Congregational church will give an ice cream festival in the church parlors from 6 to 10 o’clock this evening. Object, pleasure and profit.
Mr. Kedzie of this city, not being the owner of the lot referred to in yesterday’s paper, known as Kedzie lot, is of course, not responsible for any condition which the same may be in.
W. J. H. Sauders and Fred Pfaff leave for Chicago this afternoon to meet the body of Geo. E. Hubbard which will reach there tomorrow morning and probably arrive here tomorrow afternoon or night.
H. Potts is in Ludington in the interests of the Grand Rapids Democrat.
The EVENING TRIBUNE understands:
That the fact that our city is beginning to take on new life is quite apparent and is indeed gratifying.
That is some people took as much interest in their city’s growth and prosperity as they do in petty political jealousies, my how the city would boom.
That business in real estate and building is quickening, with a marked interest in public and private enterprises that marks to a discerning eye the near approaching new era prosperity and growth.