The Evening Tribune
Grand Haven, Mich. July, 1893
The new cement walks on Franklin St. adds greatly to the appearance of that already beautiful street.
Our hardware dealers, speaking of trade, say they are doing a fine business this summer.
It requires four Chicago boats to carry the crowds that come to this city on the way to the World’s Fair.
In all parts of the city improvements appear to be the order of the day. New houses going up and old ones being repaired.
The crowd on our docks nights would indicate that this was a city of 10,000 inhabitants. It is a lively part of our city, surely.
Fred Engel of Muskegon has been awarded the contract for the slating and copper work on the new court house.
There never was a time in Grand Haven’s history when every good citizen was working with a more determined effort for its future growth than now. We are not having a boom and don’t want one, but we are having a steady reliable growth just the same.
The state military board yesterday afternoon ordered an encampment of state troops at Island Lake, August 10 to 15 inclusive. A long conference was held with Governor Rich, and the matter of the Chicago encampment and the attorney general’s opinion thereon were thoroughly gone over. It was the unanimous opinion that under the circumstances and encampment outside the state was simply impractical.
The railroad bridge is being painted.
The steamer built for Cobb & Stokes is almost ready for launching.
Miss Cora M. Goodenow became county commissioner of schools.
Our wide awake young Americans are saving their money and getting ready for a grand old time. The kids will celebrate July 4th in a lively manner, whether the old heads do or not.
The travel to the World’s Fair through this city is simply immense. Hundreds of strangers can be seen on our streets every evening taking in the many beauties of our growing prosperous city.
A whale is being exhibited in a boat that is visiting the lake shore towns. It will be here in a few days.
Five car loads of stone for the new court house are lying at the C. & W. M. depot.
The ribs in the large steamer being built at the G. H. Ship Building Co.’s yards are rapidly going up.
Instead of 1:20 as the TRIBUNE stated yesterday, bells all over the country will be rung at high noon on the Fourth.
The Corn Planter factory and the Kit factory are veritable emporiums of hustle and business and are compelled to work hard to keep up with orders.
Grand Haven does not appear to be affected by the panic that appears to exist in a more or less extent all over the country. We are going right along keeping our heads cool and level and not worrying whether school keeps or not.
Co. F was inspected by Col. John H. Mitchell at the Armory last evening. The colonel pronounced the Armory to be in the finest condition of any which he had visited and commended the boys for their good work generally.
The Goodrich Transportation Co. has instituted a new plan in its mode of selling tickets. One may purchase a ticket a week in advance now and have a berth reserved. The tickets are numbered for each day and people will be given berths according to the number of their tickets.
Andrew Peterson died last night at the home of his sister on Jackson St., aged 33 years and six months. Mr. Peterson was cut with a chisel while employed in the ship yard about a month ago. Blood poisoning set in causing his death. Mr. Peterson was a half brother of the grocer of the same name. Funeral tomorrow, Rev. Kennedy officiating.
Among the 731 graduates from the University of Michigan upon last Thursday, (the largest number from any institution of learning in the country) from our city were the following:
John H. VandenBerg, Dental Dept.
Fred C. Gillen, Medical “
James J. Danhof, Law “
Ed. P. Cumings, Jr., Literary “
With considerable pride and pleasure we can say the Grand Haven boys have all done well. Mr. VandenBerg, we can say, left Ann Arbor with a splendid record and a reputation of being a first class dentist none stood better in his class than “Van.” Mr. VandeBerg will probably locate in Gladstone.
Mr. Gillen graduated with great credit from the medical department and will open an office in Milwaukee.
Mr. Danhof, a close friend and faithful student, graduated from the law department with exceptional praise and honor besides making a host of friends among his fellow students.
The Detroit Free Press of Sunday, June 25th, mentions James J. Danhof among a few of the leading men of the class, which numbered 825, besides the class was a strong one and made a fine record.
Bachelor Danhof cannot deny receiving a handsome bouquet of roses from friends on graduation day, and not male friends either.
Mr. Edward P. Cumings graduated from the literary department wit great credit and has accepted a position as instructor in the grammar department in our city schools. We predict for these young men useful and prosperous careers.
Highland Park cottages are rapidly being occupied and families are arriving every day. The families of Messrs, Fisher, Downey, Saunders, Berry, Potter, and Falkner of Grand Rapids, and Phelps of Peoria are at their cottages. W. O. Davis and family of Kalamazoo are at the Boyce cottage. A big St. Louis party are also at the park, arriving the middle of the week.
Miss Frances H. Hunton, daughter of Attorney D. F. Hunton of Grand Haven, and William E. Swift of Chicago were married by Dr. J. L. Jackson of the Fountain street Baptist church Tuesday morning. The happy couple will visit Mr. Swift’s former home in Peoria, Ill., and will settle down to housekeeping in Detroit the first week of September.―G. R. Press.
The Perry expedition started for the North Pole last night.
Only 50,000 paid admission at the Fair yesterday.
The glass factory has shut down for a weeks’ vacation.
A shooting gallery has been set up in town preparatory to the big crowd expected tomorrow.
The grocery stores will close at 9 a.m. on Fourth of July.
The Atlanta arrived from Chicago with the largest crowd of the season yesterday morning.
The colored banjoist who played his instrument in the saloons here some days ago is in jail at Muskegon.
Grand Haven people have no cause to kick about taxes when the taxes and assessments at Muskegon are considered.
Harm VanderPloeg, I. Dekker and other residents of lower Columbus St., are building sidewalks in front of their property.
The American Indian village at the fair opened Friday. The Indians are from the tribes of Pottowatomies, Chippewas and Winnebagos, in Northern Wisconsin and Minnesota.
Don’t forget to hang your banners on the outer wall tomorrow, July 4th.
Enos Stone will draw the sand used in the construction of the Court House.
Grand Haven Public School exhibit occupies a conspicuous place in gallery U in the Manufacturers and Liberal Arts building at the World’s Fair. Grand Haven people should visit that section to compare the work of our school with others.
A visitor to the world’s fair says: “Of the 104 acres covered by the buildings of the world’s fair, every ten feet square presents to the observer a crystallization of the labor, culture, ingenuity, invention, skill and perseverance of from one to ten of the best men the world has afforded during the last hundred years and longer.
In accordance with the usual custom the TRIBUNE will not be issued tomorrow.
Stone is being hauled from the C. & W. M. depot to the Court House square for the new building.
Fire this afternoon did considerable damage to the rear wing of Mrs. W. Ekkent’s residence on Fulton St.
A building at the world’s fair well worth a visit from Grand Haven people is the forestry building.
Prof. Wilcox of Reed’s Lake will be at Highland Park tomorrow with his water walking machine and give an exhibition. There will also be tub racing and other amusements. Everybody turn out.
The electric light buoys between the lake front and the World’s Fair were lighted Friday night for the first time, the test being very satisfactory. They were turned over to the government two weeks ago, but some defects in the electrical contrivances were found and had to be remedied.
The fleetest sloop on fresh water is in Grand Haven harbor today. We refer to the Druid which arrived from Chicago last night with a party consisting of her owners and friends. The Druid has met all the big sloops on the lakes and has never yet been beaten. She has a water line of 48 feet and is a model in build and appearance. She was built by Col. Cuthbert and was once owned by Capt. John Prindiville, being then known as the Minnie M. Her present owners are: G. M. Pynchon, H. E. Hurlbut and G. T. Spimau of Chicago. Capt. Henry Gobell commands her. The yacht put in here on a s short cruise down the lake and will probably return tomorrow.
A citizen wants to know why it is that peddler’s carts are no longer allowed on the sidewalks about the city and bicycles are.
People here, generally do not know it, but it is a fact that the boiler works of Johnston Bros. at Ferrysburg is one of the largest on the chain of lakes. It has a reputation second to none among marina men of fresh water and they have made shipments to the Pacific coast. A thriving business is also enjoyed by the branch works at Chicago on West Canal St., which was built for the convenience of the Chicago trade.
Thirty St. Louis guests are at the Spring Lake Hotel.
Grand Haven can be divided into three parts: Beech Tree, the bloody Third, and the city proper.
Thirty dollars expended brought in over 1000 visitors yesterday and several thousand dollars to the merchants.
It looked like war for five minutes on Washington St. near the Cutler last evening when a local man and stranger suggested going around the corner to settle a dispute by blows.
On Monday a representative of the Samuel Eastman Hose, Nozzle Co., East Concord, N. H., gave an exhibition of the working of six of the different nozzles of that make at the engine house.
“The sight of that steamer,” said a gentleman pointing to the Valley City yesterday, “reminds me of Bismarck, S. D., in the grain carrying season. At that period the wharves on the great Red River of the North are lined with such boats.
The uniformed rank of Knights of Maccabees of Grand Rapids attracted a great deal of attention from their striking appearance. The local lodge have had a uniformed rank contemplation for some time and it is to be hoped that one will be organized before long.
A special meeting of the court house building committee was held Monday at which all of the committee were in attendance, and also Mr. Ward, the contractor, who reported that it would not be possible for him to secure the bondsman required under the contract name of Ward & Russell. The only way would be to change the contract to A. J. Ward. The committee having no authority to do this have requested a meeting of the Board of Supervisors July 17. In the meantime material will be brought to the ground and the work begin in earnest next Tuesday.
Wanted―Masons and laborers wanted on court house building. Apply at Court House grounds. July 11.
A J WARD.
Early on the morning of the Fourth, the big barn known as the Boyden mill barn near the site of the former mill was discovered to be on fire. The fire had such a start that nothing could be done with it and the barn was destroyed together with three wagons belonging to H. Sprick which were stored in it. Mr. Sprick says his loss is $175 with no insurance. The cause of the fire is not known, although it is supposed to have been the work of early celebration or tramps.
Grand Haven had two fires attributed to fire crackers the past two days.
Geo. Robinson was arrested for drunkenness by Marshal Klaver yesterday.
James Williams a drunk received a sentence of 10 days in jail from Judge Pagelson this morning.
After the Life Savers exhibition drill a gracious shot was fired from the cannon on the sloop Druid in the river.
The steamer Carrie Ryerson started out for Benton Harbor last night with the dump scow just completed by the G. H. ship building Co. Because of the sea she put back to this port when off Holland and was still here this morning.
A party of Grand Haven people chartered the steamer Sprite yesterday and visited the resorts at Holland. They returned early this morning. Bloecker’s cannon was taken along and a salute given to every passing vessel.
The months of September and October will probably afford more endurable weather for the pleasure of world’s fair visitors, but it is a large proportion of the people delay going until then, as now seems to be the disposition, the inconvenience resulting from enormous crowds will very likely prove more disagreeable than the heat of July and August says an exchange.
Notes of the Fourth.
D. Wright, the confectioner, states that he sold three times as much soda water yesterday as last year’s Fourth.
Pat Mangan, the proprietor of the shooting gallery on Washington St., enjoyed a big business.
Spring Lakers were over in force.
The Life Saving crew gave a very creditable exhibition in front of Robbin’s dock in the afternoon and several hundred people crowded the dock and on the deck of the Valley City to witness the performance.
The steamer A. B. Taylor gave an excursion from the D., G. H. & M. dock several miles into the lake which was fairly well patronized.
There were fewer drunks than last year. Up to four o’clock the marshal had made one arrest only.
There were a great many private pyrotechnic displays but the great feature of last year―the naval battle―was lacking.
During the fireworks the of the evening several house tops and awnings were ignited but luckily the blazes were discovered and extinguished.
The City of Milwaukee’s special excursions were well patronized both ways.
Next year let’s have a rouser. Begin making arrangements the first of June. Dedicate the new court house, have plenty of music and a big time all around.
There were no serious accidents.
Mr. Spillman, the wealthy Chicago yachtsman, owner of the sloop Druid, made a hundred or more small boys exuberantly happy in the afternoon, by “blowing himself” as they expressed it, for cannon firecrackers and distributing them.
Grand Haven allowed Chicago to celebrate this year by generously refraining from a big demonstration, but wait until next year.
A 4th without rain is so rare that no one was surprised.
Considering that one man constituted all the committees, it was a very successful 4th indeed.
The steamer Valley City arrived at two o’clock with a load of several hundred passengers including a large number of Maccabees and also eighteen Maccabees of uniformed rank. The K. O. T. M. visited their Grand Haven brethren until 8 o’clock being served a repast in the spacious rooms.
The display of fireworks last evening from the store fronts were the finest witnessed here for some years.
Coopersville had a small celebration yesterday. For the information of those who wish to know it should be stated that the saloons were shut tight.
Independence Day was ushered in, in this city, in the usual manner the night previous. From eight to eleven the customary street roman candle fight was going on and the pedestrian who didn’t get hit was considered extremely lucky. The only wonder is that some one is not maimed for life or killed.
Rushing the growler seemed to be a favorite sport with several parties of young men scattered around near the outskirts of the city.
The 4th of July committee had no excuse to attempt to flee to Canada.
Highland Park was crowded and private picnics about the ground were numerous.
Report of the Fourth of July Committee.
To the citizens of Grand Haven we would humbly report, that we solicited on subscriptions $29.50. Twenty-eight fifty collected. Amount turned over to finance committee.
The Committee on program would respectfully report that we did our best to carry out our program as advertised; however too much cold water―we mean rain―interfered seriously with our program.
On account of it, the procession of the 800 Maccabees from Grand Rapids and the members of our local order, had to be dispensed with, and the band engaged for the occasion could not be induced to expose the bald heads of their bass drums to the elements.
We advertised and fully intended to break ground for the new Court House, but to our great disappointment discovered that they had been accidentally done the day before by carelessly unloading off a car load of stone.
We acknowledge the receipt of $28.50 from H. Potts the Soliciting Committee, which we expended as follows:
Fire Works $16.00
Including a nickel’s worth of bologna sausage at I. Siefert’s and three shots at Pat Mangan’s Shooting gallery―$4.75, all of which is respectfully submitted, and the unpaid bills will be turned over to next years 4th of July committee. H. POTTS,
Committee on Program.
We would also report that we investigated the accounts of the Committee on program and pronounce them correct.
July 5, 1893.
Annual Meeting of Akeley Trustees.
The annual meeting of Akeley Institute was held at the college, yesterday.
There were present Bishop Gillespie of Grand Rapids, Rev. Bancroft of Hastings, Rev. Rippey of Muskegon, Judge Williams of Allegan, E. L. Sweet of Grand Rapids and Messrs. T. A. Parrish, D. Cutler and G. W. McBride of Grand Haven.
H. C. Akeley of Minneapolis, Judge Williams of Allegan and Rev. Martin of Charlotte were re-elected trustees.
It was voted to retain Rev. and Mrs. J.H. Wilkinson as chaplain and principle, respectively for next year. Messrs. Post and Campbell and Misses Martin, Cottrell and Anketel were also retained as instructors.
Arrangements were made for the construction of a cornice for the new building.
The Bishop reported expenditures exclusive of bonds to be about $22,000. The new building as it now is has cost $22,250. Prospects for next year could not be brighter and from 40 to 60 boarding pupils are expected to receive tuition.
The present heating apparatus was also reported to be in good shape.
All in all a promising year is looked forward to at Akeley under the supervision of Rev. and Mrs. Wilkinson.
Two Saloonists Arrested.
John Boyink was brought before Justice Pagelson this morning, charged with obstructing the view of his saloon last Sunday by screens. He demanded examination.
Chas. Hase was arrested yesterday by Marshal Klaver, for keeping open and selling liquor on a legal holiday. Mr. Hase was also brought before Judge Pagelson this morning, where he waived examination and was bound over to circuit court.
The schooner Alice Royce is in port with a load of blocks.
Huckleberries and gooseberries are beginning to come in to the market.
About 800 people pass through Grand Haven daily for Chicago.
The whale will be here tomorrow, Saturday and Sunday and will be exhibited from a canal boat.
By the time snow flies Ottawa County’s new Court House will undoubtedly begin to look like something.
Court house square could be made a stone yard now for prisoners during the period of court house construction.
A large sign 150 feet long, with letters seven feet high, is being placed on the American Mirror & Glass Beveling Co.’s plant.
President Palmer figures on about 20,000,000 visitors to the World’s Fair. There would have been many more he reckons if the railroads had come down on their rates.
The Goodrich steamers had nearly 500 passengers returning from the World’s Fair this morning, the big majority of whom left the boats here to make connections for the east. Of this number the Atlanta had 300 and the Menominee 160.
The captains of the military companies received official notice yesterday from Adjutant General Eaton of the annual encampment at Island Lake, beginning Thursday, August 10, and continuing to the 17th. The notice calls attention to the order relative to “officers dress coats.” No other than the regularly prescribed coat will be allowed.
And now Michigan’s fruit belt, that used to be confined to the St. Joe valley, has not only stretched away nearly to the Straits of Mackinac, but has gone around to the Lake Huron shore and down to Saginaw Bay. The Alpena Pioneer says that between 50,000 and 75,000 apple, plum and pear trees have been set out on the lake shore north … [Missing text].
Mason County’s new Court House was dedicated Tuesday.
A cement walk is being laid in front of J. W. Orr’s home on Lafayette St.
There is a great deal of sickness among the children in the city just now.
Black and white bass are being caught in great numbers. Few eels are being caught this year.
No other city of its size in Michigan has sent so many visitors to the World’s Fair as has Grand Haven.
New spiles are being placed along the D., G. H. & M. dock and the old ones removed. Finch and Welch are doing the job.
The Joy Memorial church Sunday school of Grand Rapids will give an excursion down to this city next Thursday.
The steamer built at the G. H. Ship Building Co.’s yard for Cobb & Stokes will run between this city and the world’s fair on the boarding plan this summer.
Very few Holland immigrants are arriving in western Michigan now, most of them going to the newer settlements in Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois and Montana.
Pat Mangan the proprietor of the shooting gallery on Washington St., was for many years a resident of Grand Haven and was once night watchman. Mr. Mangan also lost his leg in this city. Of late years he has been in business in Muskegon.
There are several sidewalks on the street leading to the C. & W. M. depot which are as dangerous as they are disgraceful. Washington St., is not far behind in some spots.
G. W. Miller is out with a handsome celery wagon.
The body of Ralph Orton, of lightning calculator fame, is buried in Lake Forest cemetery.
Spring Lake’s new school building will be constructed by the Contractor Barth of Grand Rapids.
The whale boat now here is from Buffalo and is a genuine Erie canal craft. The whale on exhibition is from New Bedford.
The tug Geo. Stickney brought in a scow load of gravel from up the river this morning. It will be used in the building of the Court House.
Hon. Thomas Savidge’s great stallion, Geo. St. Clair, has been brought from Pontiac where he has been in service, to Muskegon where he has been placed in charge of C. E. Bullack at the trotting park. All lovers of horse flesh can see this wonderful animal there. In a short time he will go on the circuit and before snow flies may possibly lower his record from 2:15½ to 2:10.
Drowned from the Whale Boat.
The whale exhibition boat which arrived at midnight last night from Holland in tow of the steamer Lizzie Walsh reported the loss of one of their men over board. It happened about 11 o’clock when they were about four miles from this port and hugging the shore about three quarters of a mile from land. One of the men called out “light ahead.” Ollie Anderson only son of one of the principal owners of the floating exhibit was about to take a look out of the gang way of the whale boat when he tripped over the tow line which stretched taut across the opening. He fell head long into the lake. Hs cries caught the ears of those on board and the boats were stopped. An effort to find the unfortunate young man proved futile and the Lizzie Walsh proceeded on her way to this port with her tow.
Young Anderson was 28 years of age. He was not very robust and not a strong swimmer and probably went down shortly after falling in. His home was in Brooklyn, N. Y. He had been with his father all the year attending to the books and other incidentals.
His father Capt. O. O. Anderson who is with the boat is stricken with grief and the employees of the whale boat found it hard to console him and prevent him from following his son to a watery grave.
The lake not being very deep where the young man fell in there is a possibility of his body coming ashore a few days.
The exhibit will not be open for several days, the boat lying along the south pier near the second bend. It has been exhibiting all long the lake but the owners were intending to go to Green Bay and take the Sac and other rivers through Wisconsin to the Mississippi and thence to the gulf.
A reward of $100 is offered for the recovery of the body.
OUR FINANCIAL CONDITION.
Ex-Senator Ferry Gives His Views on the Present Absorbing Question.
We take the following from the Chicago Inter Ocean:
Ex-Senator Ferry was asked today to give views on the present industrial and financial condition of the country. In reply to a question he said:
“I think it worse than bad, but not hopeless. What less could follow a change of policy by which our country is made debtor instead of creditor to Europe by a balance of trade against us instead of in our favor? Prior to this year the commercial and financial tide was strongly setting to American shores, so much so that English capital and English operations sought our inviting field, to place their money and their skill where it paid the best, to the enrichment of America, and the impoverishment of England. Fears of a reversal of that wise policy by the uncertain, undefined, and divided forecast of what attitude the administration will take upon commercial and industrial measures, have reversed our National relation to Europe from that of creditor, to debtor; our imports now exceed our exports; the balance of trade is now against us; English capital is being withdrawn and withheld, and our securities sent home for sale, adding to the large export of gold which has been drawn from us this year, all causing more or less anxiety and business disturbance.”
“Has not the Sherman silver purchase not had something to do with the present apprehension?”
“Incidentally to some extent, but it is not the substantial cause of the prevailing uneasiness. It was, however, a financial mistake; it was the growth of a compromise, and has born bitter fruit. A rare opportunity was lost when the bill was passed. Had the Senate passed a free silver coinage bill, limited to American product, instead of its unlimited free coinage feature, the House would then have concurred and the President approved the measure; silver would have risen to parity with gold, and a fixed American measure of value then taken out of the domain of politics. There would then have been no cry, no fear of the damage of the cheap silver of the world, and this nation would today be independent of the financial dictation of Great Britain.
“Great Britain once said that the Republican party beats itself by its own mistakes, but always bests the Democrat party on the blunders of democracy. The mistake of the Sherman act was in providing and illogical and function for silver—making it a commodity, as well as a measure of value. Gold thus trusted, would also be subjected to fluctuating market prices. For the nation to formally debase, by sovereign act its standard or measure of value, by bidding down its value in market, as it treats silver in the Sherman act; it is fatal public policy, beneath the dignity of sovereignty; degrading and destructive to values; a perilous example, and unworthy the wisdom, the wealth, and the power of the richest nation on earth.
“Our perplexity is England’s opportunity; she has been foreshadowing this crisis to cripple the commercial rivalry of this republic. She never intended any agreement on an international monetary standard at the Brussels conference. She coyed with delegates and manipulated delay for defeat. Biding the opportune time, while gold was being drawn largely from us, consternation crept into our financial circles; and distrust paralyzing our industries and marts of trade, she struck her crowning blow to fell us in her governmental suspension of free coinage of silver in India.
“Against the interest of the people of her Indian empire, the local government of British India has made this British coup d’etat, not to build up India, but to strike down America. We shall be unworthy of Americans if we do not flatly resent it, and rise to the dignity, and policy of an Independent Nation. The administration is thus suddenly brought to trial. Now comes the crucial test of Democratic wisdom. The President is in doubtful perplexity. Between the upper and nether millstones of party pledges, and party policy, Cleveland is forced to confront a ‘condition,’ or be retired to delusive ‘theory.’
“Will the called special sessions of Congress repeal the Sherman act, do you suppose?”
“Not unconditionally, if it hopes to meet the emergency. It is possible that enough Southern members, induced to vote for repeal provided the 10 per cent tax upon States issue is removed, may join the advocates of a single gold standard to make up a majority for repeal, but I doubt it. The remedy would not be worth the sacrifice of principle to effect it.”
“Unless the Democracy are fated to commit fatal blunder. Congress is more likely to repeal the Sherman act, and substitute free coinage of silver, at an increased ratio with gold, and limited to American product; thus establishing a practical policy of bi-metalism―the silver dollar made equal to the gold dollar—and alike freely coined. This would be meeting a grave emergency of the Nation by American statesmanship, in a prompt and permanent relief, with an assured prosperity to America.”
The tug Wright, which burned here last winter is now at Manitowoc being rebuilt.
A large party of German immigrants took the steamer Wisconsin last night.
T. J. Smith of Holland will be the sub-contractor for the stone work on the new court house.
The whale exhibition boat was towed from the south pier to near the electric plant this morning.
John W. Blodgett’s yacht Adele from Muskegon put in here this morning on its way down the coast to Chicago.
Under the new law, taking effect Aug. 3, no school teacher’s certificate will be issued to applicants under seventeen years of age.
The Holland News says there will be no peach steamer Grand Haven and Saugatuck this year in connection with the D. & M.
Grand Haven should pay more attention to its sidewalks. Many right on Washington St., between the Cutler and the docks are in a terrible state.
Grand Haven has one of the 24 marine hospitals on the great lakes. The government has made arrangements with Mrs. Palmer to furnish quarters, subsistence and nurses at $1 per day. The only other ports on this shore having hospitals are: Ludington, Manistee and Michigan City.
In its account of the graduating exercises at Sturgeon Bay the Democrat of that place has the following mention of one, who has one of Grand Haven’s sweetest singers: “Miss Mattie J. Rice next sang a vocal solo, “Good Bye, Sweet Day.” Miss Rice’s voice is familiar to our people, and her singing needs no commendation from us. She received and encore.”
In Grand Haven the idea of celebrating the day in the good old way was abandoned, it is said, owing to the fact that it had been intimated by Prosecuting Attorney Visscher that the open violation of the law, in the matter of saloon closing, as it was carried on there last year, would not be tolerated again. For which, if true, Mr. Visscher is entitled to just hat much credit.—Holland News.
The glass factory is working again after a few days lay off.
Speaking of Senator Ferry’s article the Grand Rapids Herald says editorial: “Ex-Senator Ferry contributes a very interesting discussion of the silver question. His views are predicated on experience and a wide knowledge of currency and money matters.”
Stokes & Cobb handsome new steamer was launched at the yards of the Grand Haven Ship Building Co., this afternoon. The boat was named the Fannie M. Rose after a daughter of D. E. Rose of Chicago. Miss Rose will present her namesake with a beautiful set of colors and they would have been displayed today but for a misunderstanding. The dimensions of the craft are; Length 85 feet; beam, 15 feet and depth 6½ feet. Triple expansion engine. Robertson water tube boiler and the one in this section, tested to 400 pounds pressure. The steamer has ample cabin capacity and forward of the pilot house has 30 feet of room, suitable for excursion and even dancing parties. For the present the boat will take weekly excursion parties to Chicago and board its passengers for that length of time off the World’s Fair grounds.
Grand Haven can at least take one step toward becoming a model city by improving its sidewalks.
John Brandstetter and Charles Christmas have each lost valuable hounds this week.
A large number of Grand Haven Methodists will spend tomorrow at Hackley Park.
The second story of Dwight Sheldon’s new Washington St. residence has been started by the carpenters.
Not a saloon was open in Holland on the 4th; not a drunken man was seen; and no arrests were made. Neither did any saloon keeper contribute a dollar toward the celebration.
The body of Ollie Anderson, who was drowned from the whale boat, has not been recovered and it is thought that the usual nine day limit will have expired before it comes to the surface. The life savers dragged near the spot a short while yesterday.
No town of its size in the state has so many hotel runners at every train as has Grand Haven. The 6:00 p.m. train with its usual big crowd bound for the world’s fair brings the runners to the depot in force. Every man and party that steps out on the platform are approached and a lively competition for trade is displayed between some of the hotels.
A little steam vessel named the Gordon Howard arrived here on the D., G. H. & M. freight from St. Johns this morning. It will be launched and inspected preparatory to be taken by a party to the World’s Fair and around the lakes. The party is composed as follows; F. J. Wicks, C. D. Wicks, H. T. Hall and W. R. Hall all of St. Johns.
The movement toward laying up boats until times improve is becoming quite general, several steamers being sent to their home ports from Chicago yesterday. For a time it was thought that the movement of grain would improve, but has been given up as practically all the shipments are for export and are placed with the lake and rail lines.
Berrien Co., is overrun with tramps.
Island Lake encampment grounds are said to be in fine shape this year.
Two former Grand Haven boats are now in the ferry business at Benton Harbor, the Joe and the Sanford.
General orders have been issued by Adjutant-General Eaton for the government of the state troops at the coming encampment. Among other things special attention is called to section 107 of the military law, in reference to the use of intoxicating liquors on the part of the troops, and commanding officers are directed to rigidly exclude all liquors from the camp.
Dr. W. A. Campbell and wife, of Ann Arbor, are guests at the residence of Robert Campbell, wildwood avenue, today. This evening the doctor and wife will start on a canoe trip down the Grand River to Grand Haven. They will stop at Onondaga tonight. The doctor is a demonstrator of anatomy at the U. of M. They expect to be gone a month.—Jackson Daily Citizen of Friday.
Grand Haven’s Fourth of July blow-out cost the modest sum of $33.25. The sum of $28.50 had been collected by the soliciting committee and the unpaid bills will be turned over to the next year’s Fourth of July committee. The deficit is due to the indulgence of the committees in incidentals, among which were included a nickel’s worth of bologna sausage and three shots in a shooting gallery.—Muskegon Chronicle.
It will be remembered by the readers of the News that two young ladies from this city sometime ago declared their intention of walking to the World’s Fair. One of the young ladies has given up the idea, but the other, Miss Carrie Plant has not and yesterday wrote W. F. Wiselogel from Nunica, where she is visiting, stating that her friend “had gone back on her” but she had prevailed upon her sister Pearl and the two will arrive on the C. & W. M. train tomorrow night at 8 o’clock and will start for Chicago at 9 o’clock sharp Tuesday morning from Hackley park.—Muskegon News. The Misses Plant are Ottawa County young ladies.
Work on Spring Lake school has commenced.
Each Sunday the attendance at the World’s Fair grows less.
Immigrants who crossed the ocean on a scarlet fever infected ship are headed this way from Germany.
Grand Rapids is already preparing for the grandest kind of a Labor Day celebration.
A. J. Ward arrived from flint this afternoon to begin work on the new county building contract.
A party of Grand Rapids young men are camping at Highland Park.
Misses Lizzie LeFebre and Alice Westerman rescued a little boy who fell into the river yesterday afternoon.
Masons and carpenters will be selected and work will begin in earnest on the new Court House tomorrow.
Chester Smythe, a cigar maker, for drunkenness and boisterous conduct was fined $5 by Justice Angell this morning.
A sudden squall capsized several row boats and yachts at Chicago yesterday afternoon and eight people were drowned.
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Mr. Marks of St. Louis captured a four pound black bass on Spring Lake Saturday and came within an ace of getting a big muskalonge.
Grand Haven tennis lovers who wish to enter the State Tennis tournament at Grand Rapids, August 15, should make known their entries to Ralph Stone of Grand Rapids.
At this season the glass factories all over the country are shutting down for a month or two. W. H. Stewart, of Pittsburg and Harry Bishop of Wheeling, both glass factory workers, are taking their vacation in this city.
The crib for the government pier extension which was stationed across the river having the finishing touches put on, filled with water Saturday and now rests on the bottom. The city engine has been at work on the structure today in an attempt to pump it out but did not succeed. It had been built on the scow plan so as to admit of its being towed down the river easily, but through some defect, water was allowed to enter.
A gentleman here from Pittsburg and an employee of one of the glass factories of that city says the people in this vicinity did not realize the feelings of the workmen there at the time of the Homestead riot. Everything was turmoil during that eventful period and the homestead rioters had the sympathy of all the working men of Pittsburg. Frick, the manager of the Carnegie works, is styled a tyrant. His name, the gentlemen states, was heard oftener than Carnegie’s during the troubles and his assassination was expected at any time. This summary of trouble was feared but the spirit of the workmen has been quelled somewhat.
The Lansing correspondent of the Detroit News has the following regarding an Ottawa County mass of flesh: “A prominent state official several days ago received from J. Burman, of Coopersville, a picture of the latter’s son, Martin P. Burman. It was sent because the father thought state officials don’t get a chance every day to see such big boys. Martin is a buster who weighs 16 ounces to every one of his 197 pounds. He is but 8 years of age. The boy is a healthy fellow, bright, intelligent, and is not troubled much by his 197 pounds. His father has five children, and also supports an aged mother. To make both ends meet he sells the boy’s pictures, and the boy does his part by holding still while they are taken.”
A Bad Man.
Readers will remember the arrest made some weeks ago by Marshal Klaver of a man who gave his name as Henderson and who made a desperate attempt to escape. The fellow threw away a revolver and other articles supposed to be the burglars’ tools while running. He was sentenced to 30 days in jail but after serving some of his sentence was bailed out by “Jack” Lynch, a Detroit citizen. Shortly after he left here, the post office at Whitehall was robbed and later the post offices of Eastmanville and Allendale. Two weeks ago he was arrested by Detective Beach of Muskegon as a suspicious character and to the Muskegon police he gave his name as Dan Murray. Since he has been in jail there, he was identified by Allendale parties as a man seen in that vicinity the morning after the post office robbery. He was seen with his hands under his coat pockets holding them up as if they were filled with silver. Murray admitted being in all three places the time of the robbery. Saturday the prisoner was arraigned before the U.S. commissioner and bound over to the U.S. court in bonds of $500. His right name is not Murray but McCurdy. It is thought he will undoubtedly be convicted.
Huckleberries are plentiful at the Big Marsh.
Strawberries are in the market for a long period this year.
The steam yacht Sparta made a trip up Spring Lake yesterday afternoon.
Ex-County Register Ingraham and wife have taken charge of Highland Park Hotel, which they will run as a restaurant.
Co. F boys are not very enthusiastic over the coming encampment. In fact it looks like a dismal farce this year.
The American Express Co. have placed an additional wagon in Grand Haven to keep pace with the every increasing business. The new rig put on is taken from Muskegon, where business is just the reverse. Muskegon papers please copy.
The American Express Co. have placed an additional rig in this city and Julius Hanson has been appointed driver. This has been done because the business in Grand Haven every year compels the driver of the one wagon which we have had formerly to do two men’s work. Hence the company have seen fit to put on another wagon for the summer.
The exhibition whale boat leaves tonight, weather favorable, for Muskegon. All communications concerning the finding of the body of the captain’s son should be addressed to Supt. N. Robbins of the Life Saving Service at Grand Haven as the $100 reward is deposited at his office. Captain Anderson and all attaches of the whale exhibition boat are thankful to the citizens of Grand Haven for their sympathies in their bereavement.
Lots of tramps in town this morning.
An iron roof is being placed on N. Robbins, jr’s warehouse.
A Holland team is working at the Court House.
The yachts Sparta and Adele are among the finest of their class on Lake Michigan.
Five hundred bags of Milwaukee hydraulic cement for the court house arrived today.
The first big fatality of the World’s Fair occurred yesterday when 18 firemen lost their lives in the burning of the Cold Storage Warehouse.
Very little freight goes into Muskegon by the lake boats. Just at present though said boats are taking considerable household goods from that burg.
The Muskegon Life Saving crew have been asked to watch for the body of the young man drowned from the whale boat.
AM. Cosgrove, Mr. and Mrs. P. J. Danhof and Jacob Nemire were witnesses of the terrible fire in the cold storage building on the Fair grounds yesterday. The sights they saw there were something horrible they say.
Seventy-five convicts made a desperate attempt to escape from Ionia prison yesterday. One of the convicts, named Millan, was shot dead and others badly wounded by the guards before they were quelled.
From the D., G. H. & M. dock to the top of the big sand hill across the river is said to be a good half mile. People seen on the hill from the docks appear as diminutive as people seen from the Masonic Temple of Chicago.
[The ‘big sand hill across the river across the river’ would come to be called ‘Dewey Hill in 1898 after Admiral Dewey’s victory at Manila Bay in the Spanish American War.]
According to the census taken last fall the school census taken last fall the school population is 1872 in this city. Figuring on a good conservative basis the entire population of Grand Haven just now is 6100. with our immediate suburbs we can lay claim to 8000 population.
Again one is reminded of the sudden turn which Muskegon’s boom has taken. Business is so slack in the town of wind and sawdust that the American Express Co. have sent one of their wagons and horses here from that town to handle the immense growing business in Grand Haven.
Early this morning laborers and workmen began to gather around the pile of stone encircling the spot where the new Court House will be built in search of work, which began today in earnest. Contractor Ward intends to put 75 men at work on the structure and will have 11 stone masons here from flint next week.
Grand Haven had a distinguished visitor yesterday in the person of the Hon. J. Procter Knott of Kentucky, who took the steamer Atlanta for Chicago last night. He has a national reputation, made so mainly by his famous speech in Congress some years ago on the Duluth land grants, which with its humor as well as force carried the country. The honorable gentleman is not in active public life now. He did not make himself known to the clerk of the Atlanta and failed to get a berth, and was preparing to make the best of the night by sleeping in a chair in the main saloon when Senator Ferry, who happened to be on the boat, saw him and immediately recognized him. After a friendly chat Mr. Ferry spoke to the clerk, of their notable passenger and the captain and the steward immediately offered their rooms at his service. Knott has an important law suit on at Chicago which calls him to that city.
A patent has been issued to W. C. Sheldon for a tobacco moistener.
Tramps were in the Fourth ward begging last night as late as 9 o’clock.
The employees of the ship yard have been granted two weeks lay off.
Most of the sidewalks now being built around residence property are only six feet wide where as the former style was 8 feet wide.
Property which could have been purchased in this city for $500 and $600 three years ago is hard to touch now at $1200.
Alderman Lewis is building a sidewalk around his property, corner Columbus of 2nd Sts., as is also M. Dykhouse on Fulton St.
The steamer Nellie towed the whale boat to Muskegon.
The new steamer Fannie Rose will take the Congregational Sunday School pupils to Fruitport tomorrow.
The comet so recently discovered by Professor Swift at Rochester, and other astronomers, is not plainly visible to the naked eye, on a clear night. The stars Iota and Kappa in the constellation of the Great Bear—the dipper or Charles Wain comprised the brightest stars of this constellation. As has been said, it is bright and distinctly visible to the naked eye, but through ordinary opera glass is a brilliant object and rapidly becoming more so.
At the business meeting of the Young Men’s Band of Christian workers, last night, Mr. J. J. Bolt was elected president to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Mr. E. L. Briggs. Mr. S. M. Wright was elected vice president to succeed Mr. Bolt. A communication was read from Rev. L. M. S. Smith donating two volumes to the library of the Band, for which a vote of thanks was moved to the aged donor. A vote of thanks was also extended to the Publishers of the TRIBUNE for printed invitation cards, furnished free of charge.
The whale boat left last night. No trace has yet been discovered of the young man Anderson who fell overboard last Thursday.
John Wiles shipped two cocker spaniels from his kennels to parties in Bergen, New Jersey by express today.
For terrible casualties the year of 1893 is making a mark; the Milwaukee pier horror, the sinking of the Victoria and the World’s Fair holocaust could be mentioned as among the worst.
The two cases commenced against the goods in the East End Shoe store have been settled and the goods sold to Mr. Henry Meyer. Mr. Meyer now has one of the best lines of shoes in the city and is ready to sell goods cheaper than ever.
Walter Baker witnessed the terrible holocaust resulting from the burning of the Cold Storage warehouse on the Fair grounds Monday. The sight of the imprisoned men hemmed in by fire on the balcony was horrible he says. They had no way to turn and it was either death by fire or jumping.
Last winter J. P. Brayton boarded his family driving horse with Enos Stone most of the time. When Mr. Brayton and his family arrived in this city for the summer last week they brought the horse with them and it was quartered near their cottage at the Park. Sunday the animal appeared at Stone’s barn minus bridle and harness evidently thinking that the barn was still its rightful home, not having forgotten where it was during its absence from Grand Haven.
Misses Carrie and Pearl Plant left Muskegon yesterday forenoon on their long walk to Chicago. The pedestrians arrived in this city at 5 o’clock yesterday afternoon and stopped for the night at Mrs. Chas. Lyman’s. Early this forenoon they left this city and tonight will probably arrive in Holland. They expect to be at Benton Harbor Friday night traveling 15 to 20 miles a day. The young ladies each carry bundles of extra wraps for rough weather and also an American bull dog revolver for protection. They were tendered an ovation as they started on their trip yesterday by Muskegon friends. The sisters are Ottawa County young ladies, their folks residing in Nunica. Miss Carrie weighs 131 pounds and pearl 119. The world’s fair will be reached they expect in about two weeks.
The Carrie Ryerson was here yesterday with a scow load of lumber.
Resorters are arriving in large numbers at the Park.
Some one sent up a small balloon in the city last night.
The northern sky was a bright red last night caused by a fire north of Muskegon.
Misses Carrie and Pearl Plant arrived in Waverly at 8:30 last night in their walking trip to the Fair.
Everybody speaks in admiration of the fine new cement walks on Franklin and 5th streets.
A cat had its head cut off by a freight near the Columbus St., crossing on the C. & W. M. today.
Late additions to the horses now in keeping at the Muskegon driving park are Geo. St. Clair of Spring Lake, Toothpick of Berlin, and Black Friday of Coopersville.
The schooner Robert Howlett, Capt. Tremper arrived here from Chicago this morning for a temporary lay up. The lumber business is dead all along the lake and boats are laying up everywhere.
The Kittie O’Niel a World’s Fair steamer arrived last night.
Highland Park is a most delightful place this hot weather.
Miss Carrie Plant, one of the young ladies now walking from Muskegon to Chicago, was at one time employed in Miss Patterson’s millinery establishment.
All the money taken in at the world’s fair next Sunday will go to the widow’s and orphans of the firemen burned to death in the Cold Storage building.
Linesman Chas. Macomber will soon put in two arc lamps at Capt. Kirby’s fish plant. As it is now, the tugs arrive late often times, rendering work more difficult with the nets in the dark.
A state paper had it the other day that H. Potts contemplated establishing an electric railway in Grand Haven and environs. Mr. Potts is now the recipient daily of numerous letters from electricians who want the contract of building the road.
A telephone cable is being placed across the river at the swing bridge in place of the one carried away at the time of the flood last spring.
A large number of men are said to be patrolling the beach near the vicinity where the body of the young Anderson is suppose to wash ashore.
The Muskegon News says the band of young Anderson’s hat was found in the lake off that port yesterday and some diving was done in a hope to find the body.
When completed Mr. John Juistema will have a model residence at the corner of 4th and Clinton Sts. And one that he will take especial pride in, as it is a sample of his own skill in architecture.
The steamer Valley City arrived this afternoon with an excursion of several hundred. The boat went down the pier where most of the excursionists landed and repaired to the Park, spending the afternoon in picnicking.
Buried side by side along the Chicago & West Michigan Ry., at West Olive are now four graves marking the spot where all of the black diphtheria sufferers, children of August Brecker lie buried. The oldest child, Minnie, aged 16 died yesterday. She was wrapped in a sheet and like the other parcel in a rough pine box. The father is also very sick and neighbors say will not live. The clothing worn by the children has all been burned and there is strong talk of burning the house also. Probably no family were ever visited by so great a calamity as have the Brecker’s. The names and ages of the children who have died are as follows: Minnie aged 16, Leonard 9, Emma 18 and Freddie 15.
Wm. VandenBerg is an old sailor, but he does not deny that he was awful sea sick while out in a little hooker looking for the body of young Anderson today.
Henry and Wm. VandenBerg are making a patrol of the beach near the Two Sisters today in search of the body of young Anderson which will undoubtedly come up between now and next Monday.
395,000 gallons of water is the amount pumped through the mains of the Wiley water works for the 24 hours ending at six o’clock this morning. This is the largest amount they ever pumped for that length of time. 300,000 is the daily average.
Hi Potts left this afternoon for the old setter’s picnic at Spring Lake. He had not broken his fast up to the time of starting for the picnic grounds and it is feared that some old settler will be “short” on provisions when Potts leaves the grounds.
Highland Park is filling with resorters now.
The comet now visible in the northern heavens is 45,000,000 miles from earth.
Campers are scattered all along Spring Lake enjoying the summer with boating, fishing and picnicing.
Parties are camped along the shore and searching in day time for the body of young Anderson.
The steamer Nellie took the Congregational Sunday School excursion to Fruitport this morning.
About 10 carloads of stone are now at hand to be unloaded for the Court House.
Prof. E. L. Briggs formerly of the public schools is now at Bay View Summer University, where he is one of the conductors.
Mr. Broekema’s celery wagon collided with DeVlieger’s milk wagon last evening on Washington street. The mil was spilled out and several crates of berries destroyed.
A Enouy has a fine lot of row boats at his boat livery, foot of Franklin street which he rents very reasonably. A boat ride on the river these hot and sultry evening is a great relief, and Enouy has the lightest running boats in the city.
Capt. O. O. Anderson of the whale boat came down from Muskegon yesterday. He stated that the rim of the hat worn by his son was found by fishermen near Port Sheldon. If found the body will probably be shipped to Brooklyn for burial.
The ice cream social and experience meeting given by the Columbian Literary class of the M. E. church last night was well attended. The experience of some in earning the necessary quarter was as follows: Mrs. Fred Hovey and Mrs. F. A. Harban by piling wood at the Columbus St. school, Mrs. A. Balgooyen by curling a ladies hair, Mrs. L. Turner by making a cake. Miss Ann Balgooyen by mending bags. A short program was also rendered, participated in by Misses Finia Holmes, Anna Balgooyen and Birdie Holmes.
After Sunday the world’s fair will undoubtedly be closed on that day.
Another scow load of gravel for the court house arrived today.
A cross walk had been laid on both sides of the intersection of Columbus and Second Sts.
The illumination in the northern sky the other evening was caused by the burning of the Red ware house in Whitehall.
The body of Ollie Anderson the young man drowned from the whale boat will undoubtedly come to the surface some time within the next two or three days. Be on the watch as the $100 reward is placed with Supt. Robbins.
Some evil-disposed person is sowing tacks broadcast on the streets of Monroe, much to the detriment of pneumatic bicycles. Mr. G. J. Lauer, who was one of the victims, offers a $100 reward for proof that will convict anyone of puncturing the tires of a bicycle in that city.
The patent recently granted Mr. W. C. Sheldon for a cigar moistener is a very important one being a vast improvement over every thing of the kind now in use. It will be used with the cigar cases manufactured at the Corn Planter works.
A J. Emlaw was in Jenison yesterday. He says that yesterday afternoon at about 4 o’clock the most terrible thunder storm he ever witnessed occurred in that section. Rain fell in torrents and the thunder rolled incessantly. The barn of John Doornbos living about one half mile south of Jenison was struck by lightning and consumed with its contents.
People living right here do not appreciate the most elegant boating and fishing to be found within a radius of two miles of Grand Haven. With the queen of inland seas, the Grand River and Spring Lake what more could be asked. In fact the scenery along Spring Lake is as fine as that of any other lake in the west.
Guests are arriving in large numbers at the Spring Lake Hotel.
The encampment this year will be held at Island Lake, near Brighton, on August 10-14, under command of Brig. Gen. E. W. Bowen. Only members of the companies mustered in before July1, 1863, and such as attend 75 per cent of the company drills can attend. Substitutes are not allowed. Pay for seven days will be allowed. All liquors will be rigidly excluded from camp. No other than the regular uniform will be tolerated. On the forenoon of the 14th the troops will be inspected and reviewed by the commander-in-chief.
The Deaf Alphabet.
There arrived today from Norris, Michigan, a little town north of Detroit in the county of Wayne, four deaf mute children aged probably from 10 to 13 years. They were all German children and bound for their homes in Milwaukee. At the depot the little party of silent people were met by Rev. Brueggeman of St. John’s Lutheran church who is caring for them until the steamer Wisconsin leaves tonight. In the party are two boys and two little girls. The boys have their names and addresses pinned on their coats. When seen this afternoon they were eating dinner at Hotel Kirby. There is one thing peculiar about them which is not found in other deaf mutes. They are all students at an institution in Norris, where they are taught to emit sounds resembling words, quite plainly. When on talks the other children watch and by the position of the mouth they can tell what the other is saying. The sound which they omit when talking is sort of a pathetic cry, but even one who is not familiar with the children can understand some of the words they speak. The children are all well appearing and seem happy. One of the boys, who was especially bright, when asked his name answered “Wilhelm Harter” in that peculiar sound, which when once heard, will always be remembered. A person by tying his tongue to the bottom of his mouth could imitate it fairly well, but not in the way those children have. The institution where they are studying is on the plan of the German deaf mute schools. Finger language is taught only to the very young, after which they are allowed to converse only with their mouths.
Wm. Sabee was held up for a quarter by tramps while coming home one night this week.
It is getting to be quite a common thing for Grand Haven horse jockies to bring their trading stock to Robinson Sundays to trade. We have Sabbath breakers enough of our won without any coming from outside.
Ferdinand Mielke Dead.
Ferdinand Mielke died this morning at his home on Franklin Ave. in the 4th ward. He was stricken with paralysis just a month ago and had hovered between life and death up to today, never regaining the use of one side and unable to talk above a whisper. Up to that time he had been employed a brick mason and had worked the day previous to suffering the stroke.
Mr. Mielke was born in Danzig, Germany, January 29, 1832. He has resided in America some 35 years; most of that period living in Chicago, where he owns a flat. For the past 6 years he and his family have made their home in Grand Haven. He was a member of the Ancient Order of United Workingmen.
A family consisting of his wife and three children mourn his departure.
Funeral Monday forenoon and internment in Lake Forest cemetery.
Thirteen tons of glass direct from the Netherlands were received by the glass factory this week.
Mr. J. Dornbos now holds down the cobbler’s bench at the Excelsior Shoe Store.
The steamer Menominee brought in one of the largest crowds of the season from Chicago this morning.
Even in these dull times the glass factory is doing a rushing business. A great deal of glass is being received from Belgium and the Netherlands.
This evening occurs the formal opening of the Spring Lake Hotel. A grand hop and reception will be given. A big party from Grand Rapids arrived this afternoon and many more are expected this evening.
The Congregational Sunday School picnic at Fruitport yesterday was a splendid success; everything going off very splendidly. Among the sports was a game of football between the ladies and gentlemen and of course the ladies won.
A friend of Wm. Sabee wants to know why he was held up by tramps as stated in yesterday’s TRIBUNE. He thinks if Sabee would go home earlier it wouldn’t be necessary for him to have anybody to hold him up, but in case it is necessary to hold him up why not have his friends take him home instead of giving a tramp a quarter.
Grand Haven has a Centennial Park. What’s the matter with having a Columbian Park?
There was quite a commotion in front of the Bee Hive today, caused by James Richardson, Bert Bolt, a barrel of salt, a horse and wagon being promiscuously mixed up.
The number of guests now at the Spring Lake Hotel is double the number of any other resort in Michigan. In fact, there is a larger crowd at this popular place than ever before, except perhaps, a short period two years ago. The people of the vicinity rejoice with the management in their success.
An election to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Prof. H. W. Taylor in the Board of County School Examiners was held at the office of Probate judge Goodrich this morning. Miss Cora M. Goodenow, Peter Borst and Judge Goodrich were in attendance and selected for that office Seth Coburn of forest Grove, Jamestown township.
Ex-Senator Thomas W. Ferry’s views on the repeal of the Sherman silver purchase act, an outline of which we presented to our readers in a previous issue, have attracted much attention and comment from the press. It will be recalled that he strongly favored free coinage of silver, with a limit to the American product. In a personal letter to the editor of the Journal, Mr. Ferry expressed himself more fully on that point as follows:
One very important feature of a monetary standard of vital character, is elasticity as well as stability.
The unconditional repeal of the Sherman act would cause disastrous contraction of the volume of money.
Free coinage of silver at a proper ratio with gold, limited to the American product—which would be but about $6,000,000 more than we now annually purchase under the Sherman act—would be an elastic regulator in the hands of the people to adjust the national volume of money to the varying needs of the people, whose sovereign welfare should be the highest aim of a Republic.
Like gold, and as freely, the mintage by the people of their country’s product of silver, thus shutting out the depreciating cheap silver of Europe – would bind together the two precious metals of highest intrinsic value, as America’s impregnable legal tender bond its people, and to the world, assuring the prompt and unfailing redemption of American currency. This would be a lasting guarantee to the stability, and a ready servitor of elasticity, to maintain unbroken faith to the people, by and American bimetallic standard of value.
The Republic has now wealth and power enough to independently maintain such a reliable measure of value, and patriotism will sustain and cherish such a National Monetary Standard.
Mr. Ferry’s long service in the United States Senate as a member of the Finance Committee and the prominent part which he took in the discussion upon the currency question, both in the House and Senate, during his long Congressional career, entitle his opinions on the silver question to the most thoughtful consideration. We do not ourselves believe that any serious difficulty would arise, in maintaining the bimetallic system in our country, without the limit he proposes. But as a compromise, at the present juncture, it may be the best thing obtainable. The plan is certainly worthy of attention as a substitute for the Sherman law, and the suggestion comes from one who has always been a constant and able advocate of the policy of maintaining silver as an essential part of our monetary standard.—Thursday’s Battle Creek Journal.
Holland sportsmen are importing English pheasants.
Hollanders through this section are working to make Netherlands Day at the World’s Fair a great success.
Only one church in Coopersville held services last week because of the diphtheria epidemic and fear of its spreading.
Chicago marine men make no bones of condemning the government for taking the life saving crew from the mouth of the harbor and placing the crew at the fair grounds.
Rev. Sammis, former pastor of the Presbyterian church here, but now of Red Wing, Minn., will spend several weeks of the summer, together with his wife in this city.
Twenty-eight years ago this month the terrible pestilence of smallpox prevailed in this city. Many died here as else where all over the country especially at Chicago. It was at that time it was found necessary to build a pest house on the Rosy Mound road. The house has been torn down, but the grave yard connection is still a horrible reminder of that terrible period.
Oliver Brockway of the Fourth ward began the keeping of bees about five years ago with one swarm and now has one of the largest apiaries in this locality. He has eighteen hives of Italian bees and reports the yield of honey this year, the largest he has yet had. Brockway was also the first man to put under cultivation, the low swampy islands on the river for the growing of farm produce and vegetables, which industry he started about four years ago. Since then Roosien & Kieft, Cleveringa and Lievense and others have bought large tracts of land on these islands and some of the finest celery and farm produce raised in this vicinity are grown there. Teams and farm implements are ferried over the river with scows. The deposit of decayed vegetable matter left on these lands after high water in the spring is said to be an exceptionally good fertilizer and no other enrichment of the soil is necessary. Thus through the perceptibility and ability of Mr. Brockway as a farmer, at least a hundred and fifty acres of good farm land have been added to Grand Haven’s surrounding farm country. Mr. Brockway was born and raised in the state of Ohio.
Peach growers are considering the advisability of building an evaporator and thus dispose of their fruit when the market is so low that the returns do not pay for handling. This would relieve the market and shippers would sustain no loss. The estimated cost of the outfit is $500. It will be built at Saugatuck by the fruit growers of that vicinity.
The Body Found.
One week ago last Thursday night, Ollie Anderson, a young man aged 22 years, was drowned off the whale exhibition boat which was being towed from Holland to this port by Lizzie Walsh. The young man was son of Capt. O. O. Anderson, the owner of the exhibition boat and he had been employed as clerk and treasurer.
The father was overcome with grief and the next day offered a reward of $100 to the finder of the body. He also employed men to watch the shore.
Ever since the occurrence the beach has been patrolled night and day by people in search of the corpse. For the past two nights tents have been pitched along the shore and a more zealous search made as the ninth day drew near.
About 10 o’clock this morning, Chas. DeBoer, who resides across the river, discovered the body floating ashore about two miles south of the piers, opposite Rosy Mound. He immediately dispatched a messenger to this city and the coroner was informed and also Capt. Anderson, the father.
This afternoon the body was brought to town and an inquest is being held at A. Kiel’s undertaking rooms.
Capt. Anderson has telephoned to an embalmer in Muskegon and if possible the body will be prepared and shipped to the captain’s old home on Long Island near Brooklyn.
The father has the sympathy of every one in the loss of an only son.
Flying Jib made a mile in 2:05½ at Saginaw Saturday.
One hundred vessels are already laid up in Lake Michigan ports.
One of the large windows in Gringhuis’ clothing store was broken yesterday.
The little steam yacht Rambler came down here from Grand Rapids yesterday.
The steamer Valley City arrived yesterday afternoon, her decks black with basket picnicers.
There are more traveling musicians in this section this year than ever known before.
Yesterday morning’s 9 o’clock D. & M. train brought down a large number of people bound for Highland Park.
John Slaghuis and Samuel King will leave Thursday morning to walk to Allegan along the line of the C. & W. M. on a wager of $25 made by Allegan parties that they could not walk the distance in 24 consecutive hours. The distance is given as 60 miles. Both young men are confident they can accomplish the feat.—Muskegon News.
John W. Blodgett’s yacht Adele left at 7:30 last night, firing a salute on the river.
The Grand River classis of the Reformed church is the largest Holland classis in America. There are 27 churches in the classis, Wisconsin is second with 26 and Iowa next with 22. There are 2570 families in Grand River classis, 2276 in the Wisconsin classis and 1680 in Iowa.
Marshal Klaver arrested a man Saturday night who was lurking around the premises of Mrs. Joseph Thieler, and trying to open the blinds. Before Justice Angell he gave his name as Geo. Pratt and settled by paying $6 and costs.
People stood on corners and sat on doorsteps for hours watching the grand display of aurora borealis or northern lights Saturday. The display was different than that usually seen. In the north was a mass of thick white light, ever changing, growing bright and then dim. Scurrying across the center of the zenith was what appeared to be an endless line of pure white mist. A Washington astronomer attributes the display to the comet now rapidly becoming visible.
A Harbor Springs steel yacht has been named “Aha.” The craft that beats her will be called “Oho.”
Where does Capt. Larry Crowley keep his uniform? Unless he puts one on soon his oldest friends will mistake him for some farmer trespassing in the pilot house.
The inquest held over the body of Ollie Anderson Saturday afternoon resulted in a verdict of accidental drowning. After the inquest the body of the drowned man was embalmed in the undertaking rooms of A. Kiel. This work was performed by James Belbirnie of Muskegon and not completed until two o’clock Sunday morning. The body was then placed in an air tight steel casket and was shipped to Long Island this morning. Capt. O. O. Anderson accompanied the remains of his son. In the meantime the whale boat will continue exhibiting along the shore. Capt. Wm. VandenBerg of this city will have charge of it during the owner’s absence.
Much idle gossip was set at rest when the body of Ollie Anderson was found Saturday. A story had gained considerable headway in the city that the tale of the drowning was simply an advertising canard.
The jury which was impaneled and viewed the remains of Oliver R. Anderson Saturday was composed of David F. Hunton, Wm. VandenBerg, H. Yonker, H. C. Sanford, Wm. Erkes and John Van Dongen. Their verdict was to the effect that said O. R. Anderson fell from the whale boat accidentally at about 11 o’clock on the night of July 6th and was drowned. The jury also found that there was no blame attached to any of the whale boat’s crew.
A pocket book containing $6 was found in the pockets of the dead man. The watch which he wore had stopped at twenty minutes to eleven. Several letters and a memorandum book with his name in were also found in his pockets.
Coroners are not having the business they used to have in Ottawa Co. There was only one jury impaneled in this city last year and one this year so far. In former days there were quite a number of coroner’s cases and fatalities especially among the lumbermen.
Stolen, from my premises at Highland Park on the 8th inst., a bicycle with 26 inch wheel, ball bearing; hard rubber tires; saddle bag stained by oil being spilled in it; made by Western Wheel Works, Chicago. I will pay $5.00 for the recovery of the wheel, and $5.00 for arrest and conviction of the thief.
Grand Haven, Mich., July 17, 1893.
W. C. DAVIS.
A scow load of brick for the Court House arrived from Fruitport yesterday.
Major F. A. Mansfield will command the second battalion at the coming encampment.
The last heard of the Muskegon young lady walkers, they were at Benton Harbor.
Two of Andy Falls’ Spring Lake teams are at work hauling brick to the Court House.
The Bertschy Brick & Tile Co. have been awarded the contract of furnishing the brick for the new Court House.
The whale exhibition boat is on the dry dock in Muskegon today. Tomorrow the craft will be towed to Whitehall and exhibit for several days.
There are many places in the middle of the old Beech Tree mill channel which are only from 4 to 6 feet deep the result of dredge refuse being thrown out on that side three years ago.
T. Knight has placed a telegraph instrument on his feed store.
Timothy Healy of Berlin charged with keeping his saloon open on Sunday plead guilty in Circuit Court today.
A bad hollow has formed in the center of the Beech Tree street’s graveled road bed. Residents along the street would like to see the hollow truck fill it up and claim that less than a scow load of gravel would do it satisfactorily.
The Cleveland life-saving station is to have a new life-boat of the English self-righting pattern—a later design and an all around improvement upon the Dobbins boat, the one now in use. The new boat will be somewhat larger but will be more easily managed.
A gentleman here from Holland the other day remarked at the enthusiasm displayed by Grand Haven people over the Fair. “Why, he said Holland people are taking no particular interest to the exposition and the boats are not crowded with passengers as are the Goodrich boats.
The Board of Supervisors met yesterday. The principle business transacted was the changing of the Court House contract from Ward & Russell to A. J. Ward of Flint. This change was made because Ward was unable to get bondsmen under the firm name of Ward & Russell. The board also recommended tearing down part of the south vault of the old county building.
Supervisor Enno Pralm of Spring Lake is tearing down five feet of the vault wall on the south side of the Court House.
There are about 140 pupils in attendance at the Jackson street school. This number surely warrants a commodious school house erected to take the place of the present rooms.
About twenty men are at work on the big court house contract and everything is getting along nicely. This morning the stone masons began laying the foundation. All the work is done under the supervision of Contractor A. J. Ward and he makes things hum. The cut stone work has been sub-let to John T. Smith of Holland. Fred Engle of Muskegon has the contract for slating, galvanized iron and tin work. Most of the brick for the structure will come from the yards of the Bertschy Brick & Tile Co., of Spring Lake. Mr. Ward states that he has not yet let the contract for plumbing and steam fitting. Of the men at work now, three are from Flint and are stone masons. James Orr of this city is keeping time and attending the books of the contractor.
Col. Sills of Cleveland, Ohio a representative of the Victor Oil Co., was in town today. The Colonel was here the day of the big fire some four years ago. He carries several bullet holes in his anatomy, the result of being in the thickest of several fights in the war of the Rebellion.
The present financial depression has affected one institution in this vicinity, the Fruitport furnace which will not resume operations again until prices rise to better footing.
Logs are being hauled from Rosy Mound to Baker’s mill for cutting.
Chas. Poel will go to Island Lake encampment as a waiter in Co. F.
Capt. Mulligan’s hooker, the Johnston, lost part of her deck load of lumber off this port Sunday.
Rumor has it afloat that Peter Ball, one of the tin medal hunters, will walk to Chicago to break the record.
Another big party of Finland immigrants are here today waiting for the steamer Wisconsin to leave for Milwaukee.
There’s one school that keeps all summer and that is in the Second Reformed church basement. About 50 pupils are enrolled there.
Large quantities of sidewalk lumber were picked up by several of the fish tugs five miles off this port, this morning. The lumber constituted probably the deck load of some barge or schooner which was caught in one of the sudden squalls of the past few days.
The new boiler for the Corn Planter’s factory will be put in place in a few weeks. The boiler is being built by Johnston Bros. of Ferrysburg. While being put in position the big works on 7th street will be shut for a few days.
H. Dornbos’ fish wagon was the centre of attraction on the street yesterday afternoon. Two trout were banging the front side of the wagon each of which weighed 20 pounds. They were only two of many of the same size caught in the nets on the reef by the tugs Deer and Elk.
B. A. Ward, of Michigan City, a brother of A. J. Ward, the court house builder, is in the city today figuring on the steam fitting for said building. Mr. Ward is a member of the firm of D. Napier & Co. of Michigan City. This firm has the contract for the steam fitting work in the Laporte county court house in Indiana, a structure which will cost $300,000.
Crop report for Michigan: Late rains have improved corn, potatoes and root crops; haying practically finished and a heavy yield; wheat harvest in progress.
For a law abiding county, Ottawa has already sent its quota of bad men to Jackson Prison the past year. Sweeney the horse thief who made himself nationally notorious by his escapades and desperate attempts to escape jail, is booked as a five year boarder in Jackson. “Prophet” Trowbridge who gained the name of “Prince Michael” from his close resemblance to that infamous character and from the same kind of harem and bagnio which the Prince kept is with the short clipped fraternity at the State Prison for committing the crime of adultery. He will stay there five years. Owen Pearly, one of the most bestial characters ever sent from Ottawa has been serving a 20 years sentence for rape since last January. The next addition from this county will be Daily sent up today for a term of one year for obtaining goods under false pretence.
The foundation of the new Court House is already beginning to assume formidable proportions.
Stakes were placed in the hands of C. VanZanten today for a race to be run between Henry Arkema and John Cook from 7th St., to the Wiley Water Works.
Geo. Hancock has 18 acres of land set in tomatoes this year, and will have some on the market this week, if present indications prove true. Most of the tomatoes will be canned by Mr. Hancock. He is also shipping out about 500 dozens of celery per day. Every kind of crop looks well and a good season is assured.
E. L. Blakeley of the Wiley Works rescued three small children, who were in a boat helpless for want of a pair of oars, near the tannery yesterday. There was quite a swell on the river at the time and the children having lost their oars, were crying loudly. The oldest one was not over 10 years of age and undoubtedly none of them could swim. Parents should see to it that such young children are not allowed near the river. There is danger at all times of their becoming careless and capsizing, resulting in a drowning.
About a month ago Arthur Daily of Spring Lake entered Gringhuis’ clothing store and purchased a suit of clothes, giving in exchange what appeared to be an order from James Stokes of Grand Haven. Instead the order was a forged one as Mr. Gringhuis found out the next day. Mr. Daily also repented the next day and thought better of his rash action and was about to return the clothes, it is said, but it was too late, for he was nabbed by the officers. He admitted the “corn” but stated that he was going to return the clothes. He was brought before Justice Pagelson and bound over to Circuit Court. Before Judge Padgham yesterday he pled guilty to the charge of obtaining goods under false pretense. This morning the judge sentenced him to one year at Jackson Prison. Daily expected a much severer sentence. He has a wife living in Spring Lake. Daily knows what prison life is, having served 90 days at Ionia last year for stealing from his employer, a farmer named Hills, living near Spring Lake.
There was a report on the street last night that Henry Wise of Water St., had attempted suicide. The night watch and other officers were summoned to his home by his wife, who appeared badly frightened. The officers found Mr. Wise in the cellar but he made no attempt to take his life. For the past several years, the man though a good mechanic and handy with tools has done very little. He claims to be suffering with rheumatism and nerve prostration. There was very little to eat in his home and the family are reduced to almost utter destitution. Director of the Poor Baker visited the family this morning and found Mr. Wise reading and as rational as usual. If deserving, the family should be helped along as they are absolutely without food and clothes.
Grand Haven’s celery crop is second to none in the United States this year as usual.
E. G. Crosby, the Muskegon tug owner, says business was never duller in the tug line at Muskegon.
Crosby & Co. will complete Muskegon pier work September 15.
Fine bathing at the Park.
E J Avery has built a walk from his residence to the street.
The Fanny M. Rose with her white hull and white smoke stack looks the typical World’s Fair steamer.
Every day fishermen line the D., G. H. & M. dock and haul up cat fish by the score.
The dock adjoining N. Robbins jr’s property is almost in a state of collapse.
The residence lots of John Juistema and Wm. Callister are being filled up with sand.
Many of the sand hills and mounds about the city are gradually growing lower being used for filling in residence lots.
Growers along the lake shore have such a big crop of peaches that they are compelled to thin it out to save the trees for future usefulness.
Henry Gravengoed is a busy bicycle dealer and has sold a number of wheels the past month. Al. Hoogenstyn of the 4th ward recently purchased a first class wheel.
The bicycle craze of last year did not materialize in Grand Haven this summer. Nevertheless there are a number more bicyclists and more being added to the list right along, but the night parading of streets is over.
More immigrants are passing through Grand Haven than for a number of years past. Years ago when they passed through in parties of several hundred the D. & M. road had a special station for them separating them from other travelers.
The tugs Deer and Elk are to lake fishing from this port what the Bank schooners are to Gloucester. Their business is not within a few miles off shore like other tugs, but on the reefs in the middle of Lake Michigan 50 and 60 miles from port. They leave here for the Reef very early in the morning and arrive at their nets in four or five hours returning here late in the afternoon.
Five valuable horses arrived here from across the lake, bound for Belding this morning. They were first fed and cared for at Enos Stone’s stables.
John Cook of the Corner Grocery, disheartened and sore over his defeat in the sprinting match of yesterday, left for Cedar Springs today to rejuvenate.
Hope College has recently conferred upon Herman Juistema of this city, the M. A. degree. The same degree was conferred upon Princeton University a year ago.
The schooner David Macy with a load of 250,000 feet of lumber was towed into port by the tug Geo. Stickney yesterday, going up to Spring Lake with her load. The only thing curious about the event was that it was the first load of lumber ever shipped to that town. Only five years ago the big mills of Spring Lake were in the front rank in the output of forest products and millions of feet of lumber were shipped out annually; David Macy carried out a great deal of this. The lumber that arrived yesterday is from Spanish River, Ontario and will be dressed in Spring Lake.
The mineral springs at the Spring Lake Hotel is known as Bethlehem Magnetic Springs.
Base ball is about as dead in this city as it can be. Even the boys have quit playing the game.
One of the principal stone workers on the court house job was taken sick and laid off this morning.
The basement foundation of the Court House will be nearly up by Saturday night.
A large crowd witnessed the exhibition given by the life saving crew this afternoon.
Go and here the
Now on Exhibition,
Two Days Only,
At the City Hotel
It is reported that Henry Arkema beat John Cook by three blocks in the race to the water works yesterday.
The county was very wise in building coverings around the trees in Court House square while the work of building is going on. These trees will now be saved and in a few years be an ornament to the square and the city.
The steambarge Street lost 100,000 of her deck load of lumber between here and Muskegon on Tuesday while going to Michigan City with a load from Ludington. The tugs Ryson and Crosby were off this port booming it yesterday and will tow it to Muskegon.
The sea lion that escaped from Lincoln park, Chicago, about a year ago and since has been seen several times in Lake Michigan, has been seen in Grand Traverse Bay by the officers and men on the steamer Lawrence.
Notice of Special Meeting.
A Special Meeting of the legal voters of School district No. One (1), of the city of Grand Haven, called by the District Board of said district, will be held at City Hall in said city of Grand Haven, on Monday, the thirty-first day of July 1893, at six o’clock p. m. to continue till eight o’clock p.m. of said day.
The object of said meeting is to authorize the borrowing by the said district the sum of Eight Thousand Dollars and issuing the bonds of the district therefore, for the purpose of purchasing a school house thereon in said district.
[The remainder of this article, which concerns the details of the bonds can be seen on microfilm at Loutit Library.]
Peter Klaver will repaint the glass factory’s big sign in black background and white letters.
The last heard from the Misses Plant they were at new Buffalo in their walk to Chicago.
The blast furnace at Fruitport will blast tonight for the last time, for a few weeks at least. The steamer Nellie will run an excursion there tonight.
The men who escaped from the Kent County jail Wednesday night were John Brieason and Arthur Forbes, burglars. They are said to have passed Jennisonvile in a boat yesterday morning.
The schooner Indian Bill, Capt. Bean nearly sunk on Lake Michigan off Muskegon the other day. Speaking of it the Muskegon Chronicle says: Capt. Bean is elated over his adventure and its happy termination. He said: “When the barge Suit loses her deck load and the Indian Bill comes out all right with a deck load seven feet high there is good reason for it. Old Bill is as staunch and safe a boat as there is on the lakes.”
Our City Board of Health should keep their eyes open or they will undoubtedly awaken some day to the fact that an epidemic, which is apt to strike at any time, could have been prevented but for their negligence. I, a taxpayer of this city, know of several persons who have been made ill by drinking and using the water pumped from the City Water works. Coming as it does from the filthiest part of the river a typhus epidemic like the terrible one at Ironwood can be expected. TAXPAYER.
At Montague, people are said to have come for miles around to see the whale.
About the only arrivals and clearances recorded from Muskegon now days are the Goodrich steamers.
There was at Sand Beach yesterday a cigar-shaped boat which has been rowed all the way from Pawtucket, by F. G. Appley. It is going thus to the World’s Fair. The boat is 31 feet long, made of aluminum, and he one day rowed 75 miles.
A lively runaway occurred on the street this afternoon. The brown colored American Express Co’s horse driven by Wm. L. H. A. Andres tipped out the driver in the ally near the old grist mill where the horse is stabled and ran until he collided with the fence at Ald. Lewis’ residence. The wagon was badly smashed but luckily no one was injured.
Lately a number of complaints have been heard regarding the water pumped from the city water mains. There are even said to have been a few cases of sickness in families using the water and directly attributed to it. Ald. Koeltz, chairman of the committee on water works, said today that he heard nothing of this and thought the water was as usual. “If water is being pumped from the river” he said, “it is done underhanded and we know nothing of it.” Nevertheless it is hardly necessary to say city water takers are kicking, and several talk of taking Wiley water instead. If the report is true that the water is bad the Board of Health should investigate. In a city’s water supply lies a city’s health. The citizens of Ironwood can testify to that. Keep out epidemics by all means.
Wiley water pipes are being laid to N. Robbins, jr.’s warehouse.
A carload of oil for the Electric plant arrived today.
John Kelly, a vag, was sentenced to eight days in jail by Justice Pagelson this morning.
Five feet have been taken off the south vault of the old Court House, that much having been in the way of the new building. The remainder of the old vault has been bricked up by VanDongen & Jonker.
Original Ottawa County Court House built in 1857.
A photographer could coin money by taking pictures of the old Ottawa County Court House. Citizens would take them like hot cakes to keep as a relic of a structure which served as a county building so many years.
It was not the steam barge Street that lost her deck load of lumber between here and Muskegon this week, but the Joseph E. Suit. The Street has not plyed on Lake Michigan this year, but with two consorts is running between Duluth and Buffalo.
D. Wright caught a 15 pound muskalonge while trolling in Spring Lake this spring. Last week while trolling in the same waters he got one on his line which he reports must have weighed 40 pounds. The line broke before the big fish was got in the boat.
Several Grand Rapids officers were here yesterday and today scouring the country for the two bad men who escaped from Kent Co. jail, Wednesday night. They are supposed to have come down the river and it is said that a man answering the description of one of them was seen at Highland Park yesterday.
Another scow load of brick arrived for the Court House today.
Mrs. Miner Emlaw decorated her lawn with a new croquet set.
The steamer Valley city has discontinued her Sunday trips to Grand Haven.
The prisoners who escaped from Kent Co. jail have not yet been captured.
Mr. H. G. Chatfield has got so that he is not ashamed to ride his wheel down town—after dark.
Master Seymour Baar, son of Jacob Baar can well be proud of the fine new bicycle which he now rides.
The Misses Pant of Muskegon were due at the Fair grounds this morning.
The old court house is quite often mentioned as a suitable building for Jackson street scholars, instead of erecting a new building.
Several barns and hay stacks in Ottawa Co. were consumed by lighting in the electrical storms of last week.
Prof. Estabrook, the new superintendent of schools, will arrive in the city in a few days.
Rev. J. Sammis will preach at the Second Reformed church tomorrow evening in Rev. VanZanten’s place.
If the hop at the Park is successful tonight they will continue every Saturday night during the season.
Seven years ago, Henry Jackson, a young man of Grand Haven left his native town for California. He worked his way the entire distance stopping at ranches along the route and working for weeks at a time. He arrived in California with a hundred dollars to the good. Friends in Grand Haven learned not long ago that Henry is now a prosperous preacher near San Francisco.—Detroit Journal. Henry is not yet a Reverend although studying for that vocation at Fresno, Cal.
N. B. Glazier, the old gentleman well known by people in the city and who lived on First St. near Bloecker’s foundry has been missing from his home since Thursday, and his step-daughter, Mrs. Allen, who lives with him states that she does not know where he has gone. “I went to the depots,” she said, and asked the ticket agents if any one answering his description had bought a ticket that night. “At the D. & M. depot I found that a young man had purchased a ticket to New York. As Mr. Glazier has relatives there I think this young man must have purchased the ticket for him. He left home about the time the 6:30 train left Thursday night.” Mr. Glazier is 84 years old. A gentleman who knows him says that he has been talking for some time of visiting his old home in New York State. He has probably left for there. The old gentleman has quite a history. His grand father, father, brother, and himself had served in every war this country ever had. Mr. Glazier was one of the engineers who constructed the breast works in New York harbor in the 60’s.
Frank Smith Drowned.
Frank Smith, aged about 13 years, son of Mr. Ned Smith of the 4th ward, the colored janitor of the Presbyterian church, was drowned at about one o’clock this afternoon in the south channel of the river near Baker’s mill. About ten minutes before he and Geo. Cleveringa and Ferdie Meilkie, had repaired to the river bank, bent on a few minutes swimming. Cleveringa who is about 16 years old, is a good swimmer. Frank was not. Both swam around near the dock for about five minutes, when young Smith happened to get about ten feet from shore. Here he showed signs of weakening and Cleveringa claims to have gone to his assistance. Twice he tried to hold him up and bring him ashore, but he says his strength failed him and he gave up the attempt.
Cleveringa swam to the dock alone as fast as he could and hurriedly threw a plank to his struggling companion. Frank made an effort to reach it, but failed and went down to the bottom struggling frantically.
Ferdie Meilke, the third companion, was a witness to the tragedy and cried with all his might for help. Men in baker’s mill heard the cries and with Kit factory employees were soon at the scene, but too late—Grand River had claimed another victim.
The officers were notified and efforts were made at once to find the body. Volunteer divers made several attempts to find the corpse but at 2:30 this afternoon it had not yet been found. The life saving crew were notified about that time and will undoubtedly search the river in the immediate vicinity of the accident. The current at that spot where the boy went down was upstream at the time but as the river bottom is full of weeds, logs and refuse, the body will undoubtedly be carried but a short way.
Geo. Cleveringa the lad who was swimming with Smith at the time of the catastrophe says he made every effort in his power to save Smith. “It was the first time I was ever with Frank” he said. Did not know what kind of a swimmer he was. We paddled around near the dock until Frank began to struggle. I went to him but could not bring him ashore. Then swam ashore myself and threw a board to him. He could not reach it, and went down. The first time he went under about three feet and then came up for the last time. He did not call out once during the struggle. Myself, Ferdie Mielke and two or three other small boys were the only ones that saw the drowning.”
Frank smith the drowned boy was employed in piling staves in the Kit factory yard and had worked there about three weeks. He with Ferdie Meilke one of the witnesses of the catastrophe worked together sharing wages with each other.
It was only this morning that Frank on his way to work spoke of money he was making this summer and the fine times he had with the other boys at the noon hour. This was his first time he had ever went swimming at the spot where he was drowned, generally bathing in shallower water. He has been known though, to dive into water several times with his clothes on.
The boy’s father and the entire family are overcome with grief, but his father who was at the scene at half past one, said he had expected something of this kind. He had warned Frank many times not to go in swimming near the Kit factory.
LATER—The body was found at three o’clock by Fred Hovey and Geo. Robinson who pulled it up with a grappling hook on to a raft which they had brought to the scene of the accident. Coroner Stuveling will hold an inquest.
Rev. and Mrs. J. H. Sammis arrived from Red Wing, Minnesota yesterday to spend several weeks in this city.
Prof. S. A. Morse, the inventor of the famous Morse’s Vaporizing Inhalers, has arrived here from San Francisco, and has opened up an office in the City Hotel, where he will remain a short time.
The professor invites all who have catarrh, asthma, hay fever, deafness, weak eyes or consumption to call and take a free test or trial.
Thousands have been cured through his method of inhalation. Remember consultation and trial free. Office, City Hotel, Grand Haven.
The expected has come at last. A drowning has occurred in Grand Haven.
The upper works on the tug A. J. Wright which burned here last winter are already well along. The work of repair is nearly finished.
By all odds the west weekly paper in Michigan is the Herald of Grand Traverse. Typographically it can not be surpassed. The last edition was beautifully illustrated with scenes around the bay.
The Hackley mills at Muskegon have shut down.
A number of Chicago people are taking baths at the Spring Lake Hotel.
E. L. Irish is winning the reputation of being the most popular manager the Spring Lake Hotel ever had.
J. Haywood, “mayor of Nunica,” will act as cook for Co. F again this year at encampment.
Official number and tonnage has been assigned the Fanny M. Rose as follows: Tons gross 33.62, tons net 17,75, No. 320989.
Dr. McNett’s, Crepe McNett and Dr. Bates’, Maud were brought from Muskegon driving park Saturday.
A gentleman who had spent the day in fishing on Spring Lake returned to Chicago last night with one of the biggest strings of fish ever caught there. He remarked that he had never been on a finer fishing grounds.
A bon fire water melon social was held Saturday night upon the lawn at Walter Baker’s pleasant home on Washington street. About seven couples were present and a very enjoyable time was had. The social was the first of the kind ever held in this city.
A dog that will jump from a speeding steam boat and swim to shore is not heard of very often, yet that is exactly what “Jake” ex-Ald. Kamhout’s bull dog is said to have done last summer. Storm deck hands had coaxed him on board the City of Racine and were playing with him on the lower deck. The Racine was headed for Muskegon and was about a mile from shore when “Jake” suddenly thought he was being carried from home and with a jump cleared the gang way. There was quite a sea on at the time, but when the Racine landed at the dock that evening “Jake” was around as usual sporting with a crowd of boys at the slip.
Dew never forms at sea, says a scientist.
Yesterday was a typical Highland park day and that resort was crowded.
A huge 64 foot hoisting derrick is being constructed to be used in building the new court house.
Isaac Van Weelden has the contract for boxing the remainder of the trees in court house square.
Mr. John Fisher is 92 years old today and his numerous relatives are helping him celebrate the event. He has been blind thirty-one years.
Mr. Scott the Holland teamster was the lowest bidder on furnishing sand for the new Court House and was given the contract.
Simon Juistema, of the telephone exchange, in connection with his regular duties is enjoying a big business in putting call and alarm bells, etc. in private residences in different parts of the city.
The funeral of Frank Smith occurred from the residence of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ned Smith, yesterday afternoon. Rev. Kennedy preached the funeral sermon. A large number were in attendance.
Yesterday morning N. Robbins, Jr., discovered that his valuable St. Bernard’s pup was missing. After a little search he learned that a man had been seen by several persons heading for the country with the dog. He informed the officers and Sheriff Keppel and Marshal Klaver after much tracing, learned that the man was Julius Koldberg, a German who lived in the township and had just arrived from Chicago yesterday morning. They went out to his place which is about eight miles from here and placed him under arrest. He is a big fellow and showed fight, but the Marshal tripped him and placed him and the dog, which was lying in the grass near the house, in the wagon. Kolberg swore up and down that the dog followed him from the dock and that he could not drive him back. While he was walking home that morning, the dog followed him. He met D. VerWy on the Beech Tree road and told him that he had purchased the animal in Chicago. His contradictory statements do not speak very well for his honesty in the matter, in as much as Nat recognized the dog as his own, which knocks out the Chicago story. Before Justice Angel this morning he plead not guilty to the charge of larceny and was returned to jail. He will be given a trial tomorrow. Koldberg has been in trouble before in the township.
Twelve tons of glass for the glass factory arrived today.
A big crowd of Grand Haven grocers leave next Sunday for a visit to the World’s Fair.
Farnham & Butler’s dredge has finished its work at Muskegon and arrived here this morning to dredge a few feet in the iron ore steamer’s channel opposite Ferrysburg.
It required Deputy Reed and three other officers to bring down a violently insane man from Coopersville yesterday. He tried to tear down and burn the Coopersville jail and other violent acts. His examination is taking place before the Probate Judge today.
Prospects now look bright for a full company of Co. F, at Island Lake encampment. The corn Planter’s works will probably be shut down at about that time which will help along in keeping the company up to satisfactory showing. The boys are now drilling twice a week. They will appear this evening on the street as will also Major F. A. Mansfield on a prancing charger.
Coroner Stuveling held an inquest over the body of Frank Smith, the drowned boy, at the residence of his parents in the 4th ward, Saturday afternoon. The jury was composed as follows: Fred Vos, foreman, Henry Sanford, Fred Hovey, John DeVries, Klaas Leuinga and Geo. Robinson. Geo. Cleveringa, the lad who was with Frank at the time of the drowning, repeated his story to the jury. A verdict of accidental drowning was rendered.
As stated in the TRIBUNE last week John Slaghuis of Muskegon formerly of this city would walk from the Sawdust City [Muskegon] to Allegan, a distance of 60 miles on a wager that he could do it in 24 hours. John is an Ottawa County boy and of course won. He left Muskegon at 11 Wednesday night arriving here at 2 o’clock the next morning, at Holland at 9 o’clock and arrived in Allegan just at supper time. It took him about 18 hours, six hours ahead of the wager.
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Mieras and son and Mrs. J. Ball and daughters returned from a 10 day visit at the Columbian Exposition yesterday morning.
Grand Haven, July 22.—It was reported to police tonight that N. B. Glazier, aged 84, a veteran of both the Mexican and the civil war, who resided with a stepdaughter named Allen on first street, had mysteriously disappeared several days ago. Suspicions of foul play are entertained and detectives have been placed upon the case. Glazier is a native of New York state.—Detroit News.
Very few people have any idea of the number of different animals which contribute their skins for the adornment of pocket books, purses, etc., and make up the large number of the odds and ends which people find so useful, says the Trunk and Leather Review. Monkeys, pigs, goats, snakes, lizards, alligators, sheep, calves, fish, seals and even birds all contribute.
Lower Franklin St. has enjoyed many improvements this year. W. I. Lillie has a handsome residence well under way. H. Potts has made many improvements on the residence purchased by him. G. B. Parks and Judge Goodrich have also refitted their houses. Ald Koeltz has purchased and rebuilt the residence on both sides of the corner and also built a barn, making a half block of as valuable property as there is in town. I. Seifert is rebuilding the old Angel place just purchased by him, and Jas. O’Connel is also making improvements on his property.
Two big steamboat races are on the cards for tomorrow. The most interesting of these will be the one between the whaleback Christopher Columbus and the side-wheeler city of Milwaukee down the lake to Milwaukee. The boats are evenly matched, both being good for seventeen miles an hour on a long stretch. Marine men are divided as to the chances, but say that if the Columbus overhauls the Milwaukee she will be doing good work. The City of Milwaukee is owned by the Grand Trunk railroad and runs in the Detroit, Grand Haven and Milwaukee railroad line between Milwaukee and Grand Haven. The second race will be between the City of Toledo and the Chicora from Chicago to St. Joseph. Both boats are advertised to leave at 10 o’clock. While the owners all disclaim any idea of racing, the masters and crews of all these boats are preparing for great trials of speed. They could no more be kept from racing when along side of the opposite boats than could a high-spirited horse be passed on a race track without an effort.—Saturday’s Chicago Inter Ocean. The race was to have come off yesterday, but the revenue cutter Andy Johnson followed the Milwaukee and Columbus out of Chicago harbor and reminded those boats that there would be trouble if any speeding was indulged in.
The schooner Lena Behm is in with a load of shingles.
The city water mains have been connected to supply water necessary for court house work.
The new city team has not yet been used. They are gradually recovering from the epizootic.
Besides the tugs there are four or five sail boats in the fishing business here.
Despite the heat the work on the new court house is swiftly progressing. The contractor is still looking after stone masons.
A fish three inches long was carried into the lake pipe at Muskegon harbor and from thence into a garden hose six miles distant in the city.
A big brush and grass fire near Capt. Mulligan’s house, west of Lake avenue, called out the department this afternoon.
From the hurricane deck of the Goodrich steamers can be heard distinctly the talking of the stokers, emitted from the ventilators like a phonograph.
Two stokers on a ocean liner were found dead when the boat arrived in New York the other day. They had been suffocated from lack of proper air passing down the ventilators from the hurricane deck above.
Arthur Forbes one of the prisoners who escaped from Kent jail has been captured. His hands are badly blistered which still further helps the theory that he and Brienson rowed down the river until near this city.
It has been learned that N. B. Glazier the old gentleman whom it was first reported had mysteriously disappeared is visiting old friends and relatives in Patterson, New Jersey.
The case of the People vs. Julius Kolberg for the larceny of a dog came off in Justice Angel’s court this morning. Kolberg was found guilty and sentenced to pay a fine of $10 and the costs amounting to $15.30 or go to jail for 30 days. He paid up.
The name of the insane man whose examination took place in Probate yesterday is Robert Bowser of Chester township. He is now in a cell in the county jail awaiting to be taken to Kalamazoo. The man’s present condition is said to have been caused by excessive drinking.
The Court House building committee met yesterday and viewed the work on the new building finding everything satisfactory. The first payment of $3200 was made to Contractor A. J. Ward. Arrangements were also made for the laying of the corner stone August 21. The cut stone work of the basement will be finished by that date it is expected.
Sunday, July 16 the residence of Gerrit Wyngaarden of Vriesland was struck by lightning. The current passed down the hanging lamp exploding the lamp and also struck Mr. W. The oil from the lamp was set afire and ran over him igniting his clothing. His wife beat out the flames and luckily he was not killed. As it is he is still in critical condition.
A 40 pound muskalonge was caught near the entrance to Muskegon harbor Sunday.
Of the big family of Fishers in this city nearly all are fishers by occupation as well as name.
The Court House building committee are hard working men and are earning what pay and honor they may get.
City teamster John Kraal sat in the shade of City Hall this afternoon taking things cool for a hot day. To a passerby he remarked that the town had no fires lately. Three minutes after and the firebell was clanging and John could say no more that “there are no fires lately.”
As the fish tugs leave for their nets early mornings they often times indulge in a scrap out, to test their racing abilities. The other morning four of them raced down the river in a effort to reach the mouth first. Barring the Elk and the Deer the Frank Edwards is conceded to be the swiftest of the fleet. The Anna is also a swift one.
The party or parties who are destroying property and windows of the Beech Tree School are here by warned to desist or they will be liable to arrest and prosecution.
Laying the Corner Stone.
The corner stone of Ottawa county’s new Court House will be laid Aug. 21, with ceremonies befitting the occasion. The building committee at their meeting yesterday appointed the following gentlemen to collect data and records and various historical sketches of the different towns in the county. T. W. Ferry, city chairman; H. D. Post, Holland; Hendrik VanArk, North Holland; John Luther, Lamont and J. B. Perham, Spring Lake.
Wm. N. Angel was selected as orator of the day. The corner stone will be laid by D. Cutler, Rev. L. M. S. Smith will be chaplain, and Mayor Henry Bloecker, President of the Day.
There will be music and various other things on the program to make the occasion one long to be remembered. It will be seen that nearly all the participants are men who were active in the early years of the county. Grand Haven can expect a large crowd here on that day.
In reply to a number of inquiries about the race between the steamer City of Milwaukee and the Christopher Columbus there was no intention of a race on the part of the Milwaukee. All that I intended to do was to keep her out of the way of the Columbus which the Stmr. City of Milwaukee did, arriving in Milwaukee ten minutes ahead of her opponent. The steamer Columbus has made herself very popular through the press but she fell short of her calculation. I am no racing man at best, but do not like to see the boat passed.
C. L. BARROW.
Engr. City of Milwaukee.
Through the columns of the press it was stated that the Christopher Columbus had advanced bets on reaching Milwaukee ahead of the Stmr. City of Milwaukee and on that statement a great deal of money changed hands. The steamer Columbus is without a doubt a fine boat and a fast one; but the Milwaukee is with her in that respect.
Grand Haven has a few surprises which it will spring on the cities of the state who think we are asleep.
The edgings that form the dock on the old Bailey mill site are being used to place in the pier cribs now being built.
Death of A. Knudson.
Andrew Knudson, and old resident of Ferrysburg, died early this morning at the home of his son, P. A. Knudson in Grand Rapids, where he had been visiting for a day or two. His death was caused by bronchial pneumonia.
Mr. Knudson was born in Bergen, Norway. He immigrated to America in 1863 and lived in Ferrysburg since that year, being one of the oldest settlers of the town. He was a machinist by trade and for twenty years worked for Ferry Bros. he has also worked for Johnston Bros. at Ferrysburg, at Bloecker’s foundry and at the Dake Works.
Mr. Knudson was a member of Spring Lake lodge of Masons and of the Arbeiter Verein of this city. He leaves two children, Peter A. Knudson and Mrs. O. Jorgenson of Grand Rapids.
As will be remembered, his wife died about six weeks ago. The family have the sympathy of their many friends in this vicinity.
Funeral tomorrow afternoon from the church in Ferrysburg at 2:45 o’clock under Masonic auspices.
The Springfield Republican says the good people who ride bicycles without regard to the safety of pedestrians are becoming addicted to the doctrine: “The public be d-d.”
An eight year old daughter of Mr. Chas. Colson fell from the porch last evening, breaking both bones of her left forearm. Dr. Reynolds was called, who reduced the fracture and today she is as comfortable as could be expected.
Probably no other Holland minister has had a more varied career than has Rev. Dr. E. C. Oggel now visiting this section. He was pastor of the 1st Reformed church of this city at one time, and went from here to take charge of an important pastorate in Chicago. From Chicago he went to Honolulu, Hawaiian Islands. He remained in the “Isles of the Pacific three years and then made a short lecturing tour in the United States, shortly after going to Pullman, Ill. For the past two years he has been preaching in a Reformed church in St. Thomas, West Indies.
A pickerel was found in the nets of the tug Anna yesterday. River fish are caught quite often in the nets.
The Wisconsin Marine & fire Insurance Co. Bank of Milwaukee, the oldest in the west, went under yesterday.
Highland Park resorters complain that the late hours of Monday night and the early hours of yesterday morning were made hideous by a crowd of young fellows who were having a ga---lorious time. Trouble will follow for the participants if it occurs again.
Forest fires are beginning again.
A peanut and candy stand has been started at the bill boards near the foot of Washington St.
James Russell and John Harris two disorderly tramps were sent to jail by Justice Angel this morning for 7 days. Both were members of a big gang of tramps who were near the C. & W. M. depot last night.
Guns in the hands of two young men to use them caused two accidents yesterday. Luckily neither of the injured were dangerously or even seriously hurt, but it should be a reminder to parents that it could have been worse, and boys under the age of 18 years should not be allowed to carry firearms of any kind.
Grand Haven people will be given the opportunity to witness a regatta on the river front next Friday evening, something which has not been seen here since the early 70’s. It is the project of Grand Haven young people and can be witnessed to the best advantage from the docks foot of Washington St. at 7 that evening.
Miss Pearly Plant one of the young ladies who gained national renown by walking from Muskegon to Chicago passed through the city this morning on her return to her home in Nunica. Miss Plant appeared fresh and did not show ill effects from the long tramp. Her sister Carrie is still in Chicago. Miss Plant was the guest of Mrs. Lyman while here.
Last Sunday while the funeral procession of the drowned boy, Frank Smith was going up Lake Ave. to the cemetery one of Henry Sprick’s busses was driven between the teams several times, breaking the procession. The act was as malicious and scoundrelly as could be imagined and complaint was made against Emil Wanger the driver of the bus. The charge was that he had driven willfully and maliciously through a funeral procession and before Justice Angel yesterday he paid a fine of $8 including costs.
In an interview with W. C. Sheldon, President of the Corn Planter Works, that gentleman said: “No, we are not going to close down this year. We are too busy for that and have to keep a lively pace all the time. We intend to make a few improvements which would only take up to two or three days, but we may possibly be too over-rushed for even that brief lay-off.”
The safe in the Corner Grocery fell over this morning narrowly escaping the proprietor and crushing him. But John still lives and he rejoices therefore.
Chas. Christmas is superintending the sand work at the new court house.
Where’s the city sprinkler today? Windy day and badly needed, but it did not appear.
Several carloads of brick from Indiana have arrived for the court house.
Grand Haven spends about $800 a year for its poor. There are about 16 families on the list now.
Chicken thieves are around.
Louis Deremo and Fritz VanHall two local lads about 16 years old were playing with a revolver at Mr. Asrt Kooiman’s place in the 4th ward yesterday afternoon. Young Deremo had the gun and is some way it discharged, the bullet entering the fat of VanHall’s leg. Fritz was carried home by Mr. Kooiman. The wound is a painful one though not necessarily serious. This forenoon the bullet had not yet been extracted.
Dwight Sheldon, W. I. Lillie, G. D. Sanford, w. Kamhout, John Juistema, Prof. Briggs, Mrs. C. Reilley, P. Rossien, D. Utter and Wm. Callister have all built handsome residences this year. Grand Haven Ship Building Co. are now at work on one of the biggest boats ever turned out here, and have built several others this year, pier extension and improvement keeps a large number of men busy and with the court house and various improvements to residence, who can say that the town is not making rapid strides forward.
Peter Wierenger, son of Buiet Wierenger, and Harry Bottje, son of G. A. Bottje, were having sport with an air gun yesterday afternoon. The boys were trying to emulate Wm. Tell undoubtedly, for Harry picked up an onion and lifting it above his head told Peter to put a hole through it. Instead the bullet lodged in Harry’s finger. The wounded boy was taken to Dr. Walkley’s and after a painful operation the little bullet was extracted. Undoubtedly those small boys will never again play with air guns.
The steamer City of Milwaukee and the whaleback Columbus leave Chicago for Milwaukee on another excursion trip next Sunday. They both are advertised to leave at the same time and while a race is not publicly spoken of, still the feeling of the local boat crews are such in regard to their respective speed that another test of racing ability will surely be had. During the race last Sunday Alex McDougal the originator of the whaleback type of vessels was an interested spectator from the Christopher’s deck. The Milwaukee last Sunday left Chicago half an hour before the famous Christopher. When she arrived at her dock in Milwaukee she was 20 minutes ahead of the Columbus. These 10 minutes would never have been gained but for the fact that the City had only tow firemen and steam went down off Racine. The Christopher had 8 firemen stoking all the time. Next Sunday it is stated that the Milwaukee will have two extra firemen aboard.
[Omitted here is a lengthy article describing the State of Michigan’s horticultural exhibit at the World’s Fair. It can be seen in its entirety on the Loutit Library microfilm.]
Following are some of the orders issued in regard to the troops at the state encampment: In going to and from the camp the senior officer present with the troops will be held responsible for the good conduct of the troops while enroute. Guards will be placed at the doors of cars, and enlisted men will not be allowed outside the cars without permission of the commanding officer.
The fatigue uniforms will be worn to and from camp. Helmets and dress coats will be shipped with company baggage. Citizen’s clothes and all unnecessary baggage will be dispensed with.
No part of the state uniform will be worn by waiters, cooks, or any employee of the camp.
Tossing blankets and all unnecessary noises are positively forbidden.
Fatigue coats will be worn closely buttoned by men while absent from quarters. Black shoes will be worn and be well polished for guard mount and all ceremonies.
Regiments will camp from right to left as follows: Third, fourth, fifth, second, first.
Particular attention of commanding officers is called to paragraph in G. O. No. 5, A. G. O., relative to liquor in camp, which must be strictly obeyed.
Attention is also called to the fact that greater time will be spent in the matter of guard duty and commanding officers of companies will see that their men are fully instructed in the duties of sentries.
The new sparrow law provides that these birds shall be killed only in the months November to April.
Mr. Scott, the Holland teamster, has brought another team here from Holland to put on the court house contract.
The stuff of which most of the World’s Fair buildings are composed is nothing more or less than Michigan land plaster of which a great quantity is quarried near here.
In just twenty-five seconds from the time they plunged into the water and their boat lay keel up the crew of the Evanston life saving station were seated again at the oars. The boat used is 18 feet long, with 3 foot beam, and weighs 1,500 pounds.
Almost fifty men are now at work on the new court house.
The stone work on the Court House foundation was finished today.
The Valley City brought down a big cargo of flour and grain this afternoon. Her entire load amounted to about 40 tons.
The melody made by the stone cutter’s hammer and chisels on the court house job sounds very musical.
Some of the outside workers on the Court House will bring their families here it is said to live while the work lasts.
Marshal Klaver ordered five of the men who are peddling soapine around the city to get out permits or licenses this morning which they did.
The lawn fete given by the Altar Society of St. John’s church at Mrs. Chas. Lilley’s last evening was a great success, over $14 being netted. The lawn was beautifully decorated and illuminated by 100 Japanese lanterns.
If you have time in this warm weather a half hour will repay anyone to view the speed with which Ottawa County’s new Court House is being reared. It is a veritable hive of industry in that section just now.
A tramp called at Henry VandenBerg’s home this morning begging for coffee, whom Henry says resembled very much the description given of Brienson the escapee from Kent County jail. The marshal has been scouring the town in search of him today.
Many people think that the wall of the new Court House as it is, is the wall of the basement. But it is not. The partitions are all being filled in with sand except in one corner where will be located the boiler and heating rooms. The basement proper rises 12 feet above the present foundation and above that will be two stories.
The bullet in the calf of Fritz Van Hall’s leg has not yet been extracted. The young lad is unable to walk.
The employees of the glass factory would like to play a game of base ball with the Corn Planter employees, and are open for challenges.
Clara Honbolt of Ferrysburg picked 158 pints of raspberries on Monday last. Is there any one in this vicinity who has beat that?
Albert Balgooyen has resigned his position as janitor of the Columbus St. school and the kindergarten. Mr. Balgooyen will enter Albion College for a course next autumn. Albion is the state M. E. University.
Dr. O. W. Newell of Spring Lake was personally acquainted with President Lincoln in the days before he rose to the Presidential chair. In 1859, when Lincoln was at Bloomington, Ill. defending a negro in a murder trial, the doctor shared beds with him at the hotel where both were stopping. He did not think anything of it then, as he did not imagine his bed fellow would some time be the greatest executive this nation ever had. The doctor seems to have a penchant for rooming with noted people, for the other night when proctor Knott went over to Chicago from this city he shared state rooms with him.
The “El Dorado” the finest advertising paper ever got out in Grand Haven is now in circulation. Besides the business cards there is an interesting description of Grand Haven, its industries, its schools and its resorts. H. Potts is the publisher.
Master Joe Kirby is laid up with a very bad foot caused by stepping on a piece of glass while bathing at Highland Park. The glass was a piece of a bottle said to have been thrown there by the disorderly crowd of young fellows who were there Monday night.
The Indian Bill is in port.
Gen. Grant died 8 years ago last Sunday.
The government steamer Hancock arrived yesterday from Manistee.
Work on the Court House was stopped this morning by the rain storm.
The tug Stickney arrived at 1 o’clock this morning with a raft of logs for Baker’s mill. She towed them from south of Rosy Mound.
Inspectors Scott and dodge left for Frankfort today. Upon their return they will go to Benton Harbor to inspect Graham & Morton’s big steamer, the Chicora.
C. W. King of Kalamazoo is to paddle to the World’s Fair in a canoe. He will go along the Kalamazoo river to Lake Michigan and skirt the shores of the lake to his destination.
The regatta tomorrow will undoubtedly be the finest thing of the kind ever witnessed in Grand Haven. Secure good vantage ground on the dock at 7 o’clock if you wish to see it.
No World’s Fair visitor returns from Chicago without having seen Buffalo Bill’s Wild West located at 62 and 63d St., just outside the World’s Fair grounds. It is well worth seeing.
Edward Killean and his son, John E. have leased the Dunham House in Manistee and will move to that place. The Killeans have conducted the Clarendon hotel for the past 13 years, having come from Grand Haven, where they built and conducted the Kirby House.
Co. F leaves for encampment August 9 via the C. & W. M. at 9:05 a.m. to Grand Rapids. Arrive at Grand Rapids at 10:15. On the trip from here they will be accompanied by Muskegon Co. They leave Grand Rapids over the D. L. & N. at 12:30. Together with them will be the Col. And staff of the 2nd Regiment, Co’s B, E, and H of Grand Rapids, Co. B of Manistee and Co. C of Muskegon.
Tramps are very numerous in this city. Ten of the species were seen near the Corner Grocery this morning.
It is a strange news item for Grand Haven, but it is a fact that Jacob Baker is not going to the World’s Fair.
The new steamer Fanny Moss Rose made a trial trip up to Fruitport this morning bringing back a number of Maccabees from that town.
Owing to the inclement weather the regatta which was to have been held on the river this evening has been postponed until tomorrow evening at 7 o’clock, by the ladies.
More strangers have passed through Grand Haven this year than in all of the ten previous years and the good things they say about our live and progressive city would fill a page of each issue of the paper. The one general complaint we have heard is that we have no street cars, so that they cannot during their brief stay visit all parts of the city.
Death of Mrs. James Lewis.
Julia, wife of Alderman James Lewis, died at two o’clock this afternoon, from a complication of diseases, having been ill for some time.
Mrs. Lewis was 54 years of age and leaves a mourning husband and two children and many friends in this city. Funeral Sunday afternoon at two o’clock from the residence, corner Second and Columbus Sts.
Robertson’s ship yard has resumed business again after a lay-off to attend the world’s fair.
On a account of a broken rudder, the Valley City laid over until today, instead of returning to Grand Rapids.
The Grand Haven Match Works are doing a constantly increasing business. Their latest is a blue tipped match which is both a beauty and a lightning lighter.
Several young ladies appeal to us to call attention to the authorities to the condition of the walks at the foot of Second street hill. Six inches of sand is too much for their endurance.
Regardless of the hard times, the American Mirror and Glass Beveling Company’s factory is now full of men, and their shipments are larger than ever before. They have the confidence and patronage of the leading furniture trade of the state.
The statement made in the TRIBUNE the other day in regard to the speed of the fish tugs has brought down upon us several of the tug owners. We are told that the tug Anna, owned by O’Beke & VanZanten defeated the tug Edwards four times the other day in a good square race.
The new court house will be a handsome and substantial building and now if only Grand Haven only had a Hackley to erect a public library building on the square opposite, what a monument it would be to the donor and how much good it would do the rising generation of our city.
The beautiful steamer Fanny M. Rose is now upon the Fruitport route. She comes out in spotless white from the waters edge to the top of the smoke stack. The owners, Stokes & Cobb, and Duncan Robertson the builder are all to be congratulated over their enterprise and skill in providing so fine a ship for the line.
Spring Lake catch in 1893.
When you talk of summer resort business, Grand Haven and Spring Lake, “away up to Fruitport and Nortonville are in the swim.” Our climate is delightful and fishing is excellent. The local photographers are being kept busy producing the negatives of the mighty strings of bass. It is a charming sight to witness the appearance of the successful fishermen, as with an air of conquest. He carries his long string of fish laboriously up the street. The Park contains more people than ever before. Several cottages are empty, but many new ones have been built and are being occupied. Ex-Register Ingraham as caterer at the Highland Park hotel is well spoken of. The Cutler, Norris, Spring Lake house and numerous boarding houses are well patronized.
Highland Park has been favored with a large number of visitors during the heated time.
The bathing at Highland Park is said to be just grand these days. Try it and be convinced.
The residents of Grand Haven city that can date back thirty-five years or more are a very scarce article in our midst.
The prospects of having a goodly number of young ladies at Akeley the next school year is said to be very bright.
Dwight Cutler, Jr. appears upon our streets with a fine pair of carriage horses. They say they are three or better.
Mayor Bloecker is making a painstaking careful officer. There is no waste of money or any extravagance going on in our city affairs and the council is aiding to the best of their ability the good work.
Grand Haven has some very fine sidewalks but many more that are in a poor and dilapidated condition and the only wonder is that we have not a dozen suits on our hands for damages. This sidewalk question is something that needs prompt, aggressive action on the part of our common council and city authorities and should not be neglected, for if it is longer delayed it may mean any number of law suits.
The large amount of glass received and sent out daily by the American Mirror and Glass Beveling Co. of this city shows conclusively that it is a growing institution and the class of goods sent out has already made them a reputation second to none in the United States. From a small beginning and only giving employment to a few men it has grown inside of one year to an institution employing sixty men and will no doubt within a year add to that number. This concern has an advantage over any similar concerns in this country as it has the machines for beveling and plating the largest sized glass made in this or any other country.
The Challenge Corn Planter Co., under its present able management, has grown from a very small concern to one of the largest and most successful manufacturing concerns in the West. The quality of goods turned out has made it a reputation that is first-class and demands for their goods come from all over the West and South. And the East is now recognizing the superiority of the goods they turn out and are demanding their share. Surely Grand Haven is proud of the C. C P. Co.
There has been a great change in sentiment as to Grand Haven. Two years ago when you visited Grand Rapids and Muskegon their good citizens would look at you and talk to you as thogh yo were entitled to their full sympathy for living in a city that they good naturedly called dead and thought it was beyond resurrection. There is a change now and instead of any sign s of sympathy they have a smile and a good word for Grand Haven and say they notice we are getting there in good shape and becoming a lively corpse.
Charles Christmas Sr., aged about 78 years, cut his throat in three different places with a sharp jack knife, this morning about 5:15. He occupied a room with his son Charles near the corner of Seventh and Clinton streets, where he committed the act.
He was one of the most industrious men in town, notwithstanding his extreme age; but of late had become despondent and imagined that everybody was pointing him out as being shiftless and an unnecessary burden.
Although he is not dead, if he lives the escape will be a narrow one, as he cut into his wind pipe, and when discovered was weak from loss of blood. He has been a resident of Ottawa County for many years, and at one time owned a farm near Coopersville.
The Spring Lake people are indulging in an average of three picnics a week.
Monday evening the question of voting for more school room will be decided by the voting taxpayers of the city and for the first time in the history of our city, ladies who pay taxes will have a right to vote. The indications are that a light vote will be polled. The members our present School Board claim that more and better rooms for school purposes are demanded and in conversation with some of our citizens who have in years gone by served on the Board we find almost to a man they favor more school rooms. It is surely a question of taxation and should have a careful consideration at the hands of the voting taxpayers.
John G. Lee, the popular Grand Rapids printer, was calling on his numerous friends today. John says he is glad to see Grand haven looking so well. It puts him in mind of old times.
The regatta Saturday night drew out a big crowd of our people.
The Five Bros. Express line is doing a very large and profitable business.
No city in the State of its size can beat us in handsome and well kept lawns.
The passenger business done this season by the Goodrich line is simply immense.
The Cutler House is said by visitors to be one of the best managed hotels in the west.
Much credit is due the janitor at the big school for the magnificent shape in which the lawn is kept up.
Enno Pruim of Spring Lake is getting the material on the ground for another brick store.
F. C. Bury started out on Spring Lake after a whale Saturday. He didn’t get the whale, but got a muskalonge nearly four feet long.
The young gentleman’s Fog Horn Club of Grand Rapids came down on the late train Saturday night and Sundayed at the park.
The handsome shade trees of this city are spoken of and praised by many visitors that daily pass through here.
Several sidewalks on the south side of Washington street, between First and Water, need rebuilding sadly.
President Lyman of Spring Lake reports that business is progressing rapidly upon their new school house. It will be a handsome solid brick building.
The business at the planning mill of Bryce & Greene is growing steadily and if hard work will bring success this firm will surely get it.
The young men of this city who have a few dollars ahead could make no better investment than to buy a lot as real estate will steadily grow in value in this city.
The singing at St. John’s church Sunday morning was considered by experts present, as fine indeed, and has never been surpassed during the entire existence of the church.
The Grand Haven Leather Co. has established a grand reputation for turning out first-class goods and the trade they have built up speaks well for the able management.
The celery shipments from here are larger than from any other locality in the United States and the quality is praised on every hand and it commands a better price in the market.
The concrete work ahs been commenced upon the new M. E. church at Spring Lake. It will be located upon one of the lots formerly occupied by the Emery residence. The church will be brick veneered.
Our neighbors at Holland have one of the best managed and successful Building and Loan Associations in the West. An institution of the same kind would pay here and greatly help the growth of this city. Why cannot one be organized at once.
The work is progressing rapidly upon Spring Lake’s new building. It is made of solid brick, will contain council rooms, fireman’s hall, engine room, lock-up and offices. We shall look for a big blow out, when our neighbors dedicate their fine new building.
Today will close the three months of the world’s fair and from a financial point it has not been a success and unless some way is devised by which the people can reach there at lower rates than at present, it looks very much as though it would from a financial view, continue to be a failure. The grand and enterprising men of Chicago that have worked up the wonders of the world in the shape of a fair are deserving of better luck and we sincerely hope that during August, September and October, the number in attendance may be ten times as large as in the past three months the railroads ought to give cheap excursion rates daily.
EDITOR TRIBUNE:—I hope the good sense of the citizens will prevail this evening and vote down the proposition to bond this city for a new school building. The old court house building will soon be vacated and the county will surely give it for the moving to the district for a new school. It will answer all purposes. This city must not be bonded any more than it already is. We have just bonded ourselves for $15,000 and that will add quite a sum to our taxes. Any more will be a burden. I appeal to you, fellow taxpayers, to vote down this uncalled for expense, especially in this, the worst financial crisis the country has ever seen. CITIZEN.
Saturday evening about seven o’clock crowds of people could be seen winding their way toward the river where the first regatta in 10 years was about to take place. It was somewhat discouraging to the promoters of the same when only three of the eight contestants appeared to make the start, but at the last moment a professional team of somewhat National reputation with Mrs. Ralston at the tiller, kindly consented to make a fourth boat. The course was from the bend in the river near the shipyards to the Goodrich dock, a distance of about one-half mile. At precisely 7:15 o’clock the contestants having drawn positions, took their places at the starting point in the following orders and colors:
First, blue—Miss Shirley VanderHoef, Mr. Herbert Cummings and Mr. Ralston. Second, orange—Miss Agnes Macfie, Mr. Walter Mower and Mrs. C. H. Lilley. Third, pink—Miss Marion Ralston, Mr. Norton and Mrs. L. Brower. Fourth, red—the professionals, whose name we have been asked to omit on account of their not being classed with the amateurs. It was exactly 7:20 o’clock when Mr. Ralston gave the word go, and at 7:26 the orange flag passed the goal with the pink a close second at 7:27; the blue at 7:29; the red, last, but not least, at 7:45 but in time to join the squadron at the boat house from whence they all proceeded to Wright’s, where Mr. Ralston had had prepared an elaborate banquet. Having demolished all that was before them, the tired but jolly crowd wandered to the residence of John Goodrich on Franklin St. when Mr. Frantz, professor of modern languages in the Central college at Fayette, Mo., with a few but appropriate remarks presented Miss Agnes Macfie, the winner, a beautiful solid silver medal, handsomely engraved with “Champion.” The medal was given by the Ladies Boat Club of Grand Haven.
Mr. and Mrs. Ralston deserve great credit for once more having started the pleasant amusements of having a regatta on our beautiful river, “The Grand,”
One of the most interesting events of the summer in Grand Haven was the boat race last Saturday evening. Hundreds of people stood on the docks and found places on the steamer Atlanta in order to witness the race. Six crews were entered but only four came to time. The Princeton colors won by half a boat’s length; Miss Macfie and Mr. Walter Mowar, oarsmen. Miss Ralston of St. Louis, and Mr. Norton gave them a very close race. A handsome medal was awarded to the winning crew. Wright, the well-known and obliging caterer, furnished refreshments for the party, after the race, by order of one of the judges. The whole affair was gotten up hurriedly in a spirit of fun, but we trust that it will awaken our young people to the fact that we have the means righ there before us for fine sport and most healthful recreation.
A boating club is now in order.
Death of Charles Christmas, Sr.
Charles Christmas, Sr. father of Charles Christmas of this city died yesterday morning at 9 a.m. aged 76 years. Mr. Christmas was born in Hampshire, England, and for many years was engaged in the wholesale grocery and provisions trade at Alton, England. He came to Ottawa County about 10 years ago and settled at a farm near Coopersville. Three years later he came to Grand Haven and has resided with his son Charles since, the most of the time, and at whose residence he died.
He has seven children living, Charles of this city, Caleb, in business at Warwick, England, two daughters near Oxford, England, Walter, near Sparta, Mich., Emma, near New Erie, Mich., and Horace, of Rock Springs, Wyoming.
Mr. Christmas was an ambitious and industrious man even up to the time of his death, and highly esteemed by everybody. He was a lifelong member of the Episcopal church and his funeral occurred from the church of that society this afternoon at 2 o’clock.
Horse Thieves Again.
Yesterday afternoon a couple of men were noticed driving through town with a grey horse and top buggy. The horse seemed considerably jaded as though he had had a hard drive, and the man used the whip upon him without compunction.
At first they did not attract special attention; but finally Marshal Klaver found them down back of the glass works looking for a road over the hill. One man was driving and the other in advance looking for a track. The Marshal asked them which way they were going and the man in the buggy answered they were looking for a road to Ottawa Beach, but the man ahead took to the woods at a lively rate. This awakened the marshal’s suspicion and he cut down town to look up the description of a grey horse that was wanted at Saginaw.
The man in the buggy in the meantime drove back down town and was headed off and gathered by Sheriff Keppell, who put the man in jail and the horse in his barn. The horse tallied with the description exactly having a large figure “6” branded upon his left side. The man captured with the horse wears the name of J. C. Chestnut, and claims that he is an innocent party. He claims that his partner, John Cummings is the rogue. Detective Jackaway arrived from Grand Rapids last evening and says that a horse was stolen in Saginaw a week ago Saturday and traded for the horse and rig captured here. A sharp lookout is being kept both here and at Holland, and it is doubtful if Cummings remains at large much longer. Saginaw authorities are expected here after the man and rig.
The northwest wind has kicked up quite a sea, and several sail vessels have put in the harbor this afternoon.
On every street corner now you can hear men who think they know all about finances, tell what is the reason that the financial affairs of this country are so demoralized and depressed and each man tells in loud terms his remedy. Secretary of the Treasury Carlisle evidently has never heard of Grand Haven or he would be sending at once for some of the experts to help him out.
It is said that eastern banks and capitalists have been swindled lately out of $1,000,000 by the issue of forged duplicated certificates of storage in the country elevators in Minnesota. This gigantic steal, with the forgeries, dishonest bank cashiers and managers, that we read about by the column in our city dailies, would indicate that unless a stop is put to their delivery they will, financially speaking own the country.