The Evening Tribune

Grand Haven, Mich.   August 1892




   Reign, thou fire Month!  What canst thou do?  Neither shalt thou destroy the earth, when frosts and ice could not destroy.  The vines droop, the trees stagger, the broad palmed leaves give their moisture, and hang down.  But every night the dew pities them.  Yet there are flowers that look thee in the eye, fierce Sun, all day long and wink not.  This is the rejoicing month for joyful insects.  If our unselfish eye would behold it, it is the most populous and happiest month.  The herds plash in the sedge; fish seek the deeper pools; forest fowl lead out their young; the air is resonant of insect orchestras, each one carrying his part in  Nature’s grand harmony.  August, thou art the ripeness of the year!  Thou art the glowing center of the circle.     



   The decks of the steamer Wisconsin were filled with passengers when she left for Muskegon this morning.


   The steam pleasure yacht Rambler was down from Grand Rapids yesterday.


   The steam pleasure yacht Hattie Ray of Muskegon was here with a full crowd of sports yesterday.


   The C. & W. M. ware house near the depot was struck by lightning and many shingles torn off during last night’s storm.


   The sailing yacht Vanadis of Waukegan laid at anchor at the Electric Plant last night.  She is something new for this port.


   The case of the people against Jas. Seakina of Dennison for assault and battery was heard in Justice Pagelson’s court Saturday, and resulted in a verdict of not guilty.


   About 2:30 o’clock this morning during the electrical storm a tall Lombardy poplar in front of Dr. Cummings’ residence was struck.  The report awoke residents in all that part of the city.


   The Goodrich Line is deservedly the most popular transportation line on the lakes, among the traveling public.  The steamer Racine had a very large list of passengers yesterday morning.


   The new steamer Valley City will leave its dock, in the steamboat channel, for Grand Haven at 8 o’clock Wednesday morning on an excursion to be given by the ladies of Grace church.―G. R. Democrat.


   The steamer Valley City returned to Grand Rapids yesterday morning at 6 o’clock and arrived in Grand Rapids at 12 o’clock, a trip of 6 hours up stream.  No attempt was made to push the boat and will not be until her machinery is worn.  Mr. Craig said to the Grand Rapids Herald:  that he thought the steamer would have no difficulty in making the down trip in four hours and coming back in five.  The water was very shallow on the trial trip, not more than two feet covering the bars, but the steamer experienced no difficulty.  She handled herself much easier than was expected.  It was not necessary to slacken her speed in the least in making any of the sharp turns.  In Grand Haven she was speeded a little to show the tugs that they could not trot with her.


   The opening of the Highland Park pavilion will take place some time this week and will be a grand affair.  Date will be announced later.


   A very brilliant meteor was seen to shoot across the horizon Saturday night, leaving a trailing white light in its path.


   The fire works display given at Highland Park last Saturday evening was voted by all a grand success and was witnessed by a large number.


   The Park management and the citizens are generally voiced in thanking Mr. O, H, Passeble and wife for their liberalized treating the Park people and citizens to one of the finest pyrotechnic displays ever seen here.


   John Bryce, Herman Nyland, Ed Gillen and Robt. Convey started Saturday for a run on their wheels to Fruitport.  The roads were bad and Convey became “bushed” when half way, returning home.  The others all succeeded in reaching there making the rip in 1½ hours.


   During the storm early this morning the air seemed full of electricity.  Three times the lightning  entered the electric light plant, all within ten minutes, putting the lights out twice and coming over the wires while they were out once.  When the last bolt came in Engineer Moss was at the dynamo and but for the rubber gloves he would have been seriously shocked and injured.





   Pickpockets were numerous at Muskegon yesterday.


   The schooner Willie Louttit, Capt. K. Van Weeleden, came in yesterday afternoon with her foregaft broken.


   There are more places situated on Spring Lake than any other lake of its size in the world.  They are Spring Lake, Ferrysburg, Stewart’s Point, Beechwood, the Willows, Lazy Loch, Fernwood, Sunny Side, Furnace and Fruitport.  The steamer Nellie stops at all of them.


   During the severe electrical storm of early Monday morning six electrical lights were burned out by lightning.  They were not burning last evening, but new ones have been put in their place and will be lit as usual this evening.


   The new pavilion at Highland Park is located at the southerly part of Walker’s grove.


   Thomas W. Kirby is building at his shipyard a fine fishing tug for deep water fishing, on the same plan as the Deer.  She will be 83 feet in length, 19ft in beam, 7ft depth of hold.  Her engine will be 12 by 24 by 26.  The boiler will be 7 by 13.


   One of D. Vyn’s dray horses started on a run down Washington St., yesterday afternoon.  After running into several lamp posts the horse was stopped.  The thills were the only part of the wagon damaged.  Mrs. Chas. Boyden was driving right in the path of the run away and was badly frightened, but her horse was led out of harms way by Mr. Chas. Lilley.  Through Mr. Lilley’s coolness presence of mind an accident was undoubtedly averted.


   Capt. Cobb on the steamship Nellie says the path of the cyclone at Fruitport yesterday was not over 40 feet wide.  A low black cloud was first seen coming from the west, tearing off limbs of trees and even the trees themselves.  The boat house which was unroofed stood at the base of a large hill and one would suppose would be protected from any storm, but the wind swept down and tore off the roof carrying it many feet away into the lake.  Some fifteen years ago a similar kind of wind tore through Fruitport  almost on the same path as yesterday’s.


Was at Highland Park.

   Newspaper readers probably remember the arrest in Grand Rapids last week of a man in the guise of a Catholic priest, for obtaining money under false pretense.  He has made good hauls in several cities of the state.  At Muskegon he obtained money from a bank cashier, giving his name as Rev. Father Kelly.  He first gave his name as Rev. Father Foley, but afterwards confessed his crime and said his right name was Strong.

   It has been learned that this man made his head quarters at Highland Park for three weeks or more before his arrest.  Henry Sprick Jr. says the man was shadowed by a Chicago detective all the time he was here.  He tried to make a victim of Henry, but he was suspicious of the fellow, knowing the detective was shadowing him.



   Many in this city noticed the heavy black clouds to the north yesterday afternoon.  At Fruitport this storm developed into a genuine hurricane.  The path of the wind was not very wide but many trees were blown down.  Several boat houses on Spring Lake were taken bodily from their foundations.  The steamer Sprite was there at the time but escaped unharmed.  The water of the lake was ruffled up considerably, but luckily there were no small boats out.




   There will be fireworks, bonfires on the beach, boats anchored off Lake Michigan and illuminated, at the opening of the new pavilion at Highland Park Friday evening.


   The Star Orchestra of Grand Rapids came down with the excursion on the Valley City today.  Harry Hubbard the well known veteran clarinet player is a member of this orchestra.


   The river steamer Valley City arrived at 1:15 this afternoon with an excursion from Grace church, Grand Rapids.  There were about 250 passengers aboard, including and orchestra of several pieces, which discoursed sweet music on the trip down.  The steamer left at two o’clock giving the passengers a short time to walk about the city.  Capt. Mitchell says that he has many applications from persons wishing to charter the steamer and for excursions.  The trip down took about four hours.


Almost a Drowning.

   Abel Hoffman aged 14 and his brother Jimmy aged 12, sons of John Hoffman were enjoying the bathing at Highland Park this morning.  Both boys were vying with each other as to who could swim the farthest.  Abel the elder boy being a good swimmer went out past the second bar, when his brother noticed that he was struggling about the water, as though it were an effort to keep up.

   Jimmy immediately went to his assistance and by a brave effort swam with him to the beach.  By this time a crowd had congregated.  The older boy was stiff and rigid as if dead and was carried into Capt. Walker’s cabin.  Dr. Walkey was summoned and steps were immediately taken to bring him to life if possible.  When Dr. Walkey arrived the boy was still unconscious but after working over him for an hour and a half began to show signs of life and shortly thereafter revived completely.

   Little Jimmy’s brave act had taxed his vitality and when he reached the beach with his heavy burden could hardly stand up from exhaustion.  He was taken to a cottage and put to bed and after a short time was as usual.

   Those who saw Jimmy bring his brother to shore, say it was one of the bravest deeds ever done by a boy so young.  Another minute and the elder boy would have undoubtedly have been a corpse.

   Both boys were remarkably good swimmers for their age and the water being somewhat chilly today is probably what brought on the cramp.


World’s Fair Notes.

    [This report, describing the representative young high school men at the World’s Fair, can be found in its entirety in the Evening Tribune on microfilm at the Loutit Library.]




   James Pyle’s Pearline Wagon is making the rounds of the city today.


   Barnum’s circus did not make enough to pay expenses at Muskegon yesterday.


   One of the plate glass windows in J. Brandstetter’s store broke this morning caused by the settling of the building.


   Michigan is still a wild state in the northern part.  A boy has disappeared from Menominee and is supposed was eaten by bears.


Killed by Lightning.

   During the thunderstorms yesterday afternoon, Fred Farr, aged 25, a son of Wm. Farr of Grand Haven township, was struck and killed by lightning.  During the storm Fred and his younger brother were in the house.  Fred was lying on the floor, while his brother sat in a chair just behind him.  The room where they were was a small one, in size about 12 feet square.  The bolt came in the house under the door, tearing up the mop board and making a circle around the room, ending by going into the stove and breaking one of the griddles.

   The younger boy was knocked from off the chair but was not seriously hurt.  He immediately turned his attention to Fred and a neighbor was sent after Dr. Walkley of this city.

   When Dr. Walkley arrived the young man was dead and bore all evidence of having been killed instantly, although his mother says he was alive for five or ten minutes after the shock and he spoke to her “not to mind.”  There was a red mark on his chest showing where the electricity had entered his body.

  Mr. William Farr, the father, was in the city after a load of lumber at the time and heard of his son being struck, from a neighbor who was down after Dr. Walkley. 

   The fence near his house was some what torn up as if by lightning and it is said that there were two reports immediately after each other.  One bolt probably struck this fence and the other struck the tree near the house, passing down and going inside the building.  Strange to say, there are very few marks about the house showing evidence of lightning, except the tearing up of the mop board and the damage to the stove.

   Fred Farr the deceased, was a quiet young man of good habits, and was liked by all who knew him.  His death is a severe blow to his parents, he being a hard worker and doing most of the work upon the farm.

   The scene of the fatality is about seven miles from this city in Grand Haven township, on what is known as the German or Grambauer road.  This road branches from the River road near Geo. Aiken’s place running southwest.


Wedding Bells.

   The marriage ceremony of Mr. Robert G. Macfie and Miss Maud Boyden took place at the pleasant home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Boyden on 5th street at 6:30 o’clock last evening.  Rev. Henry Johnson of South Bend, Indiana, officiating.  D. B. Garnsey of Boston, Mass., and John Boyden, brother of the bride acted as best men and Miss Baker of Cleveland and Miss Leavenworth of St. Louis, Mo., acted as bridesmaids.  The reception was from 8 to 10 o’clock and Grand Haven’s beauty style and leaders of society were well represented as well as many from other cities and states.  The lawn in front of the magnificent home was lighted with Chinese lanterns and within the house it was one grand scene of flowers and ferns.  As you entered the house Mr. and Mrs. Charles Boyden stood ready to receive invited guests and the reception to all guests was cordial and pleasant.  Near by stood two charming ladies dressed in white playing on a harp and mandolin,.  From there guests were shown to rooms by tow young misses, where wraps and hats could be dispensed with and on this floor a room was set apart for the presents and it was well filled and the display was one of the finest ever received by anyone in this city testifying the love and kind feelings existing for the young couple.

   From the second floor guests were conducted to the room below where they greeted the bride and groom who looked handsome and smiling, and also by Mr. and Mrs. John Macfie, father and mother of the groom and from there circulated around from room to room among the many guests at last reaching the dining room where refreshments were served.

   The Grand haven Cornet Band volunteered some beautiful music on the lawn in front of the house.

   The happy couple were escorted to the Milwaukee boat by many of their young friends and the well wishers, and were showered with the usual amount of rice and many shoes thrown after them, the old fashioned way of saying may peace, joy, happiness always abound and be with you and may the choicest blessing of this life abide with you.

   Mr. and Mrs. R. G. Macfie will make an extended trip east.


   Mr. and Mrs. John Hoffman wish through the TRIBUNE to thank the parties who so kindly used their efforts in saving their son Abel from drowning.


   One of the residents of the 4th Ward has had a sick dog for the past week or more.  The owner decided to relieve the canine of the suffering and yesterday afternoon constructed a gallows in his back yard.  The dog was hung up and after five minutes was pronounced dead by a physician who had been summoned.


The Ball Game.

   The Stars of this city played the Spring Lake B. B. club at Spring Lake yesterday.  The Spring Lake nine was composed of many resorters who have played in nines in the large cities.  Nevertheless they were defeated easily by the invincible Stars.  Nichols a St. Louis semi-professional, spending the summer at Fernwood, occupied the box for Spring Lake for the first three innings but was being hit somewhat steadily and retired in favor of White’s.

   The Stars had Spring Lake at their mercy from the start.  Gibbs made the phenomenal record of striking out 25 men.  The fielders did not have much work except Wescomb, who made tow brilliant catches and assisted in two double plays at second base.  Wood retained his reputation as catcher.  The score was Stars 14, Spring Lake 2.


   The Park busses have done good business today.


   Rust Wierenga is fitted up the Reynold’s building formerly occupied by Len Fisher, and will open it up as a meat market Saturday.


   P. Sousa and lady is the way it read on the Cutler House register yesterday.  Mr. Sousa is the famous leader of the still more famous national marine Band at Washington.  As a band leader he ranks the highest in the United States.  At the World’s Fair he will have organized, the greatest band in the world.


   Abel Drol returned to the city Monday after 3½ months absence.  He says that he has been on a schooner sailing the great lakes.  A few days ago the schooner went on the beach in a storm and he lost clothes, money and all his possessions.  He walked the entire distance to this city some 200 miles and is now telling of his adventures to all who will listen.




   Holland is grumbling because no interest is taken in their fair.


   The steamer Valley City was engaged yesterday in pulling troublesome snags out of the river.


   The opening of the Pavilion at Highland park has been postponed  on account of inclement weather.


   Sheriff Vaupell took Geo. Maxwell, the pickpocket to Jackson, yesterday.


   A Muskegon man has found out that lilacs can bloom more than once a season by stripping the leaves from the bushes about the first full moon in August.  Try it.


   A short chubby individual claiming to be a phrenologist made a tour of the town this morning telling fortunes.  The fellow was here eight weeks ago and since then has made a tour of Wisconsin so he claims.  When asked his name he said he was Craw Fish and claims to have been born in the White chapel district of London.


   DeGlopper & Yonker have just built a for Dr. J. N. Reynolds a handsome buckboard wagon. It was built by Henry Yonker who has management of the wagon department of that enterprising firm.  It is as strongly and handsomely made as wagons which are built at the large manufactories.  Dr. Reynolds believes in patronizing home industries and secures as good a bargain as he would by paying from $50 to $60 more to an outside firm for a similar make.


Adrift on Lake Michigan.

   The fish tug Auger brought in port yesterday a small pleasure sloop which she discovered floating about eight miles out in the lake, at the mercy of the wind and waves.  The sloop had on board a crew of four men, who had hoisted a flag of distress.  They were from Waukegan and were making a tour about the lake when a slight squall struck them taking away the spar.  She had been floating about for some time and the crew were nearly starved.  A new spar is being built at Kirby’s ship yard today.  The yacht is a brand new one of fine build.



   In last weeks Express there is an article on the present and future of Grand Haven and vicinity.  There are a good many points well taken especially in regard to improving the Beech Tree road.  Your correspondent will give you a little information about the Township of Grand Haven at the present time but mostly about Agnew or the South end of the township.

   [This article which also describes the area’s peach growing industry can be found in its entirety in this issue of the Tribune on microfilm at the Loutit Library]




   The river steamer Valley City arrived at 2 o’clock this afternoon.


   The match factory will begin running full force next Wednesday.


   A boy named Van Veuren fainted from the effect of heat while watching the performance on the street corner last night.


   Two tramps named Woodworth and Evaus were found in a box car at the C. & W. M. depot last night, by night watch Cook.  Justice Angell gave them ten days each this morning.


   The steamer A. B. Taylor, Capt. Beauvaid of Saugatuck is in port.  The Taylor will go on a regular route between here and Saugatuck.


   John Dixon and Geo. McKenney were found sleeping in an out house by officer Cook last night.  They were arrested and taken before Justice Angel this morning.  The Justice let them off after promising to leave town instanter.


   Mrs. Kedzie had a severe fall this afternoon caused by a loose board in the sidewalk on the east side of the Norris House.  Several persons have had bad falls at exactly the same place recently and it should be repaired.




   Highland Park was crowded with strangers yesterday.


   Three full blooded dagos took the C. & W. M. train south this morning.


   Norman Sweeney, the horse thief, is one of the most exemplary prisoners in the county jail.


   The way the Valley City slews around astonishes the old tars.  She turns and starts remarkably quick.


   A family traveling by wagon from Muskegon to Cass County passed through here this noon.


   The steamer A. B. Taylor left this morning on her initial trip to Saugatuck and the intermediate points of Ottawa Beach, Holland and Douglas.  The trip will be a very pleasant one for anyone desiring to go to Ottawa Beach or Macatawa.


   Thomas Knight retuned home by canoe from Hackley Park Assembly yesterday afternoon.  He reports a crowd of 2,500 there yesterday and everybody having a fine time.  The trip by canoe from Lake Harbor to Grand Haven took only two hours.


   Mar’s light parties are the latest fad.


   The steamer Nellie took over 50 passengers on the early trip yesterday to Fruitport.


   Ed. Pennoyer and Will Van Wormer took their customary and regular bath by tipping over in their canoe Saturday.


Progressive Euchre Party.

   A very successful euchre party was given at Highland Park Hotel, by Mrs. Hamburger and Mrs. Sanderson who are guests there, Saturday evening.  The guests, who were mostly cottages and hotel guests, were as follows:  Mr. and Mrs. Kavenaugh, Mrs. and Miss Camp, Mr. and Mrs. P. J. Phelps, Miss Margaret Phelps, Miss Murray, Mr. H. J. Battles, Mr. and Mrs. Graham, Mr. and Miss Glenn, Miss Kiser, Mr. and Mrs. Stone, Mr. Coleman, Mr. Felsenheld, Mr. and Mrs. Horey, Mr. and Mrs. Fitch, Mr. and Mrs. Sternberger, Mrs. Myers, Mrs. Moore, Mr. and Mrs. Sanderson and Capt. F. A. Mansfield.

   The Progressive prizes were won by Capt. F. A. Mansfield and Mrs. Camp.  Miss Margaret Phelps won the prize for the lone hand. 

   The prizes were all very beautiful and expensive.  In the way of a booby prize Mrs. Fitch of Grand Rapids was given a long handled spoon.

   Refreshments were served after the game and the guests made happy in various ways.  Mrs. Hamburger and Mrs. Sampson won a reputation as royal entertainers which they most certainly deserve.


   Crepe McNett, the famous Grand Haven trotting horse arrived here on the Valley City this afternoon.  Crepe is not in the best of condition and Dr. McNett, her owner, says he is not yet decided upon having her trot again this year or not.


   Peter Northouse of Grand haven township, brought in a load of peaches for shipment this morning.  It will be seen by this, that peaches grown here are as early and as good as those grown in the big peach country to the north and south of us.  D. Bottje is also ready to begin harvesting his peaches.


A Handsome Yacht.

   The handsome steam yacht Sparta lies at the Goodrich dock waiting to be inspected.  She is one of the finest pleasure boats ever here, and it is a singular fact was built in Sparta, a little manufacturing burg in Kent county.  Her owner L. W. Welch is the proprietor of the Folding Bed Co., there.  The boat was built by him and shipped to Muskegon coming from there to Grand Haven, Saturday evening.

   The boat is 60 foot keel and 10½ foot beam.  Her cabin is 18 feet in length with a wheel house 6 by 8 feet.  Her engine room is 14 feet long and contains an engine of 84 horse power. 

   The cabin is finished in cherry and is furnished with everything that a pleasure seeker could desire.  The outside of the cabin is mahogany.

   The boat will be the home of Mr. Welch and family during all the spare time of the summer, and a cruise around the lakes will be made.




   The City Band never played finer than they did at the Park last evening a gentleman remarked to us the other day.


   The Lake Harbor railway company of Muskegon have filed articles of incorporation with $50,000 capital.


   At the drill of Co. F last evening about 55 men signified their intention of going to the state encampment.


   The Coopersville squad did not come down by buggy to attend drill last night but instead came by train, leaving for home on the early train this morning.


   Six dago peddlers arrived from the south this morning.


   One gentleman at the Park last night evidently from the World’s Fair City said it was worth the trip to Grand Haven to get a glass of pure cold water, as the Park affords.


   C. E. Wyman now has one of the handsomest rigs in the city in the shape of a canopy covered wagon.


  Now that the street doctor has left town everybody is telling everybody else what suckers people are.


   John Wessel has been ordered to report at Manistee where he has been appointed keeper of the Live Saving Station.


Highland Park Pavilion Opened.

   The new Highland Park Pavilion was opened in an auspicious manner last evening.  Early in the evening the busses running to the Park began filling and by eight o’clock the beach was crowded with people.  The City Band was stationed in the Pavilion and delighted the people to their best selections.  A fine display of fireworks added to the scene.

   The dance in the Pavilion attracted a large number and despite the fact that a strong wind was blowing, everybody had an enjoyable time.  The ladies who had the building of it in charge are to be congratulated on their success.


Sousa’s Marine Band.

   Manger Hutty has received an offer from an agent of Sousa’s celebrated marine band, asking for a date at the Opera House.  They go through this city on their way to the World’s Fair ground on Oct. 8, and suggest that date, which happens to be on a Saturday.

   The band is composed of 52 players consisting of the pick of the world on their respective instruments.  John Phillips Sousa, the world famous band leader is at the head. 

   If it could be arranged for the band to stop here many from outside would come here as it stands second to none other, not excepting Gilmore’s which always draws immense crowds at every stopping place.




  A new cross walk is being laid on the corner of 6th and Washington streets.


  A Mrs. Tripp living in the Fourth ward had a very dangerous attack of fits this morning.


   John Wessel has been appointed assistant keeper of the Manistee light house and not life saving station as stated yesterday.


The Races.

   The opening of the Grand Rapids races yesterday was a grand success.  The first race was the three minute trotting for $2,000.  There were five starters, Aztote, Jimmy Temple, Clara D., Richard W., and Erector, none of them Michigan horses.  Aztote won in three straight heats.  Best time 2:22¼.

   In the 2:40 pacing for a purse of $1,000 there were five starters, Merry Chimes, San Pedro, Prima Donna, Cleveland S. and P. T. Barnum.  Merry Christmas won in three heats in the fast times of 2:14¼, 218¾ and 2:15.

   Over $1,000,000 will be spent in electric lights at Jackson Park during the World’s Fair.  Beautiful electric fountains will be a feature.

   A crowd of Spring Lake resorters drove up and down Washington St., last night blowing tin horns and making noise in every conceivable way.

   P. T. Barnum is a Coopersville horse driven by tom Ellis, and was distanced.  Ellis saw he was too fast company and started to run his horse but it was no go.

   The two year old colt race was not finished.  Sabledale took two heats in 2:27 and 2:30.

   Today the great pacing race between Hal Pointer and Direct will take place.


A Clever Arrest.

   At half past ten this morning Marshal Klaver arrested a man in the act of burglarizing Frank Fisher’s residence on Fourth St.  When arrested the fellow was in the act of confiscating a valuable gold watch which lay on the organ.  He gave his name as Chris Hop, and said he had just come here from Milwaukee this morning.  Marshal Klaver had an eye on the man all morning.  The fellow first tried to gain admittance to A. Fisher’s next door to Frank Fisher’s, but changed his mind.  The screen door had been left unlatched and the man walked in without introducing himself, and was arrested as stated.

   The watch belonged to Mrs. Maud Oosteriese of 211 La Grange St., Grand Rapids, who is a guest of the Fisher’s.  She was in another room sweeping, when Hop came in and did not hear him.  She was consequently much surprised when Marshal Klaver showed her the watch and identified it immediately.

   Hop claimed to have been drunk and didn’t know what he was doing.




   Christopher Hopp, the man who was captured by Marshal Klaver yesterday in the act of burglarizing Frank Fisher’s residence was this morning sentenced by Justice Pagelson to three months at Ionia.


   On account of the rain shortly before, there was but a small attendance at the Lawn Social at the home of Mrs. Chas. Lilley last evening for the benefit of Akeley Institute.  As it was over $7 was cleared.  Another Lawn Social will be held tonight at Mrs. Lilley’s for the same purpose.


   Capt. Mansfield has received transportation for Co. F.  Tthe company will leave here next Wednesday at 9:00 a.m. over the C. & W. M.  Quartermaster Philip Rosebach will leave Tuesday with the cooks, and waiters and will have everything ready when the boys arrive.


Fell in the River.

   John Wiles, of this city, clerk of the A. B. Taylor, slipped on the gang plank of that steamer this morning and fell head first into the river.  He was pulled out by several bystanders and taken on board.  The steamer left several minutes later and John was acting in his usual capacity.

   Mr. Wiles can count himself lucky on escaping as he did.  If in the fall his head had struck the side of the dock or boat he would undoubtedly have been stunned and drowned.  His hat floated under the dock but was recovered after the boat left.


Bad for Sweeney.

   Sheriff Vaupell and Deputy Sheriff John Whitbeck returned from Chicago this morning, having in their possession the horse stolen from L. Jennison.  Also the one stolen the next day thereafter of Joseph Josh, of Allegan Co.  These horses were in the possession of a liveryman living 20 miles south west of Chicago.  They were ingeniously traced by the sheriff and deputy Whitbeck.

   It has been learned that Sweeney has made regular trips to this town near Chicago and always with a different rig.  It was also learned that he was an associate of a noted Chicago tough and murderer named McDonald, now serving time in Joliet.

   Sweeney has valuable property in Chicago near the stock yards and could be called well fixed financially.  Undoubtedly he has carried on for some time a whole sale horse thievery.  Probably many of the horses stolen in Western Michigan in the past several years could be traced to him.  As it is, he is behind bars, and will remain so for a long time.

   The sheriff knows where a team weighing 2800 pounds and supposed to have been stolen last October or November, can be found.




   Muskegon light can easily be seen from the piers.


   The steambarge Francis Hinton came in yesterday morning with a load of stone, but on account of the heavy seas could not unload.


   Jacob Baar today sold prepaid ocean tickets on the Dutch line for Derk Mink and wife and Sjoerd Pranger and wife, who will leave Arat Hrdenberg, Province Overijzel, Netherlands, for this city.


Great Race Day.

   The record 2:09 was made twice at the Grand Rapids races yesterday.  Nancy Hanks trotted to beat her record on a track two seconds slow from moisture and done so well as to tie her previous record of 2:09.  It was probably the greatest mile ever trotted considering the track, was the consensus of opinion.

   In the pacing race between Hal Pointer and Direct, Hal Pointer won in three straight heats.  The first heat was made in the wonderful time of 2:09, the fastest ever made in a race.  The other heats were paced in 2:11½ and 2:13¼ respectively.

   The other races were the three year old colt race won by Bellflower.  Best time 2:25¾ by Bellflower.

   The $5,000, 2:30 stake was won by Muta Wilksin three straight.  Best time 2:19½.

   The 2:19 trot was one nightingale.  Best time 2:14½ made by Steve Whipple.


   Some of the fishermen living across the river sent up a fine display of fire works last evening.




  Henry Bloecker & Co.’s employees are holding their annual picnic today in Beech Tree grove.


   A resorter with a hat brim ten feet in diameter was a feature on the street this morning.


   Ball and Kooiman the tin medal hunters, bagged only two rabbits after an all days hunt yesterday.


   The town is infested with tramps just now, who arrive and depart on every train.  One of them was noticed on 3rd street yesterday eyeing the proprietor of a grocery store, probably waiting to take something as soon as he was out of sight.


   Norman Sweeney alias Chas. Averill was bought before Justice Pagelson this morning, waved examination and was bound over to Circuit Court.  During the proceeding Sweeney kept his usual mute silence.  In default of $1,000 bail he was taken to jail.


Hop at the Norris.

   The Hop at the Norris which had been looked forward to with pleasant anticipation since the invitations were issued, is over; and we can now look back upon it as the dance of the season and the complete realization of our expectations.

   The Norris has all the qualifications to make a dance enjoyable; perfect arrangements, incomparable floor, and thorough management.

   The youth and beauty of this and other cities were present and the toilettes of all were so charming that description of one is impossible, it but bringing to mind others equally as pretty.

   Among those present were noticed:

[This article can be found in its entirety on microfilm at the Loutit Library]




   Highland Park attracted the crowds yesterday.


   A hop took place in the Grand Rapids Pavilion at Highland Park Saturday evening.


   There were 2,000 strangers in the city yesterday, counting those who passed through to Muskegon.


   In 14 years only one member of Co. F. has died, that was Charlie Mansfield who was killed in a railway accident.


   The drove of Oregon horses were given baths in Lake Michigan near Highland Park yesterday.  Some of them taking to water like ducks, going out many rods.


  C. Van Zyler’s delivery horse driven by Henry Arkema became frightened Saturday night in 4th ward by a fire bug.  In jumping from side to side the horse tipped the wagon over.  Mr. Arkema was badly bruised but grittily held on to the reigns.  The wagon was damaged but slightly.


Bloecker & Co.’s Picnic.

   Last Sunday this firm and its employees held their annual picnic at Bailey’s Grove near Beech Tree, with their families and as many friends as each chose to invite.

   A more perfect day could not have been found in all the signal service stock, so every body came an before dinner time there were over one hundred present.  Several swings were put up for the small boys and girls, and also a fire department stand where Schlitz Celebrated Tonic, cigars, several kinds of soft drinks and lemonade by the tub full were ladled out by the thirsty.  There was also a large basket of fresh roasted peanuts which the small boy took care of in fine style.  A band of Italian musicians arrived just as dinner was called and their sweet strains made on eat more than usual.

   A beautiful stretch of green sward ‘neath tow spreading oaks made the finest kind of ball room and as the players reeled off, waltzed jigs, quadrille, etc., nearly every one joined in, even Hugh Donahue forgetting his three score years and ten skipped about like a frisky young colt and he called up the stops he used to make at Donnybrook Fair on the “ould sod.”

  Miss Nellie Luikens won the ladies race, Mrs. Oaks second and if Mrs. Fredericks hadn’t stopped to rest she might have been third.

  Angie Pellegrom won the girls race, Emma Seligman second, Geo. Kirkland third.

   The glass ball shooters had ten shots apiece.  Stokes and Brandstetter broke eight apiece dividing first money.  Max Glazat 2nd with six, Hugo Bloecker 3rd with five.  C. Seligman and F. Thomas had the best collection of “goose eggs.”

   More dancing followed the shoot and then supper.  About seven o’clock the party broke up each one satisfied he never had a better time, and hoping to be on hand next year.


   The passenger steamer H. W. Williams, Capt. David Morris, came in from South Haven yesterday afternoon, all expressing themselves much pleased with Grand Haven.


   The church of God Tent is pitched on Washington Ave. in the Fourth Ward.  Elden L. J. Branch of Bangor and Elder J. Wilbur of Missouri conduct services every evening at 8:00 o’clock.  The latter part of this week a general camp-meeting will take place at which delegates from all over the state will be present.




   The brick for the new city pump house is on the ground.


   There are over 70 cottages at Highland Park.


   The Grand Haven Stars played the Malones of Dennison at the pest house grounds yesterday afternoon, and were beaten by Umpire Malone.  The Dennison club consisted of four Malone boys and Umpire Malone.  The umpire was rank in every decision and in a western town would have never left the grounds without a coat of tar and feathers.  The Stars became discouraged after a time at the umpire’s decision and played in a lazy fashion being beaten badly.  Score 30 to 6.


   The experiment of ferrying loaded railway cars across Lake Michigan is soon to be tried by the Toledo Ann Arbor & Northern Michigan Railway company between Frankfort and Kewaunee, a distance of sixty miles.  Should the scheme be successful, the older lines  crossing the lake, such as the Flint & Pere Marquette and the Detroit, Grand Haven & Milwaukee, may be forced to construct similar boats for their winter business.―Evening Wisconsin.


   The Muskegon News has the following to say of the three well-known officers of the Goodrich steamer Racine:  The first officer of the boat is Charles Lyman, for 22 years a sailor on the great lakes and for 18 years the master of various boats.  He is well known in Muskegon, for a long time having been in command of the Carrie Ryserson, and also Grand Haven, where he commanded a number of tugs for Captain Kirby.  It is worth half an hour of life to see this officer directing a gang of men loading freight and witness the dispatch with which the work is done, and in a hurry, too.  The second officer is O. J. Parker, an old man of war man, a thorough sailor and well fitted for the position.  The second engineer is Wm. G. Robinson, of Grand Haven, who is serving his 17th year as a marine engineer, having spent that time on the great lakes.




   A meteor stone was found in Grand Rapids yesterday.


   The business part of the city presents the appearance of Sunday.


   At least 200 people from the city are enjoying Highland Park breezes today.


Off to Camp.

   All was bustle and excitement at the armory this morning as the boys were burnishing and getting ready their camp accoutrements.  At 8:30 the company assembled in the Opera House and roll was called by Sergt. Nyland.  38 men answered to roll as follows:

   Capt. F. A. Mansfield, Baltus Pellegram, 1st Lieut.; Ed. Andres, 2nd Lieut.; James Verhoeks, Sergt.; Herman Nyland, Sergt.; Phil Rosbach, Sergt.; J. Dykema, Corporal; J. Fisher, Corporal; Ed. VanderZalm, Corporal; Ray Lockie, musician.  Privates John Bryce, Boomsluiter, Clark, Kieft, Ed. Kinkema, E. P. Kinkema, A. McDonald, Moll, Poel, Pagelson, Pruim, Savidge, Vyn, Vander Noot, Ver Maeulen, Vanden Berg, Van Toll, Vander Zalm, O. Welch, weltmen, Zeldenrust, Zimmerman, Cleverings, Gibbs, Gill, Huizenga and Saby.

   Arrived at the C. & W. M. depot the company had not long to wait for the train which was to bear them to camp. In the meantime the sweethearts of the boys in blue had congregated to a goodly number at the depot and goodbye words were spoken.  The Muskegon rifles arrived on the train and created a great hubbub with their toy squackers and other implements of noise.

   Company F created a good opinion as they marched to the depot and will undoubtedly hold their own at Brighton.  The only disappointment is that more did not go.


   Privates John Bryce and Ed. Vander Zalm took along their wheels, they being of the bicycle corps.


   The church of God which is holding camp meeting in the Fourth ward are no part of the Advent church as some suppose, though they believe in the same day of worship.  Their national church paper the Sabbath Advocate is published in Missouri where there is a large number of their faith.  In this county they have two churches, one at Robinson and one at Ottawa Station.  Beginning tomorrow a large number of delegates will arrive and hold a general conference and elect state officers.


Horse Drowned.

   Henry Dornbos & Bros. lost a horse by drowning last evening off the Goodrich dock.  Henry Dornbos had just drove down to the dock with a load of fish.  He left the horse standing with back to the river, the wagon being a few feet from the edge.  When he got on the wagon to return home the horse instead of going forward, backed up.  Henry did all in his power to drive the horse forward but it was no use.  When the rear wheels went over the dock Henry jumped off.  The horse made one last effort to remain on terra firma and then struggling wildly went over the side of the dock.

  In the water the weight of the wagon kept the horse under and he was soon drowned.  A boat was obtained and the horse and wagon towed to the slip.  The wagon and harness were found to be uninjured.  A large crowd had collected to see what was up.  The loss to Mr. Dornbos is a heavy one, he having just bought it about three weeks ago, paying $85.


Monday’s Ball Game.

   Next Monday the Stars of the diamond of bygone years, and not the present Stars, will play the female ball team at the Pest House grounds.  The tea will be composed as follows:  Pitcher, Capt. Honner; catcher, John Oosterhouse; 1st base, Wm. VanDrezer; centerfield, James Lewis; left field, Byron Parks; short stop, Robert Radeke; right field, Buckley Lehman; 3rd base, Ernest Coon; 2d base, J. W. Kibler.  Umpire―Robt. Finch.

   These gentlemen may be seen plodding to the ball ground every day and spending several hours in practice.  Byron Parks and James Lewis are reducing their extreme corpulency by long walks and other fat killing exercises.  Both of these gentlemen walked to Holland and returned yesterday.  They will be in good condition Monday.  It is just the opposite with Wm. Van Drezer.  In his opinion he does not look well in a base ball suit in his present thin condition.  Consequently he is eating voraciously to increase his weight and flesh.

   The other gentlemen are right to hone in their respective positions and with a little more practice will be O. K.




  Co. F occupies the right wing of the 2nd Regt. In camp.


   Over 1000 bathers in Lake Michigan at Highland Park yesterday.


   The M. E. Church of Spring Lake are picnicking at the Park today.


   We present today with each TRIBUNE a copy of the bird’s eye view of Grand Haven.  Read the remarks of J. P. Armstead and send to your friends.  Extra copies can be found at this office.


  Dwight Cutler, jr.’s, black mare Persilla took forth money in the 2:40 trotting class at Lansing yesterday.  The best time made in the race was 2:25.  five heats were trotted and Pricilla was 5th, 5th, 5th, 2nd, and 3rd respectively.


   A little child daughter of one of the cottagers, got lost in Highland Park last evening.  A general search was instituted and the child found, after some time spent beating the bush, peacefully sleeping in its own little cot, where it had gone and not been noticed by its mother.



Michigan State Troops.

   Tickets will be sold by the C. & W. M. and D., L & N. Rys. Aug. 18 to 22; good to return until Aug. 23d, at one and one-third fare for round trip.

   All regular trains except No’s 3 and 8 will stop at Brighton and Island Lake during the encampment.

Special rates and trains.

Sunday, Aug. 21st.

   Special train will leave Grand Haven at 8:00 a.m. stopping at all stations, and arriving at Island Lake about 12:00 a.m.  Round trip rate, $2.00.  Returning, trains will leave Island Lake at 7:00 p.m.

Brigade Dress Parade

Will occur at 4:00 p.m.


Races at the Park.

   At the Merchant’s picnic at Highland Park yesterday there were several races.  The first single scull race was four miles out in the lake and return.  An agent for Volgt, Herpolsheimer & Co. took first prize.  Henry Bolt second, and Henry Meyer third.  Henry Meyer would have undoubtedly won first money but in turning around at four mile post capsized and lost several minutes in getting in his boat again.

   The second single scull race was over a mile course and was very exciting, L. Ver Duin was winner by a bow followed by Van Toll and P. Van Woerkom, the Corner Grocery color bearer.




   The Hinton was at the pier with stone today.


   A balloon ascension with parachute drop was given in Coopersville yesterday. 


   The handsome little steam yacht Gadabout of Salem, Mass., is in port again today.  She will remain hereabouts for a short time and then go to Chicago.  She had on board several people besides the crew, who are fitted up in very natty sailor costume.  The captain reports the trip up the lakes a very fine one, except that a few days rough weather was experienced on Lake Erie when she was obliged to make for harbor several times.  The brass work and decks of the boat were given a thorough scrubbing and shipping today, making her look as neat and comfortable as any house.  The boat attracts a great deal of attention coming as she does from the Atlantic sea board, and is one of the few boats that ever touched here who’s port is on those waters.


   Marshal Klaver and Jacob Baar both claim the croquet championship, with the odds a little in favor of the real estate man.


   Louis Fiedler, the Spring Lake saloon keeper, notifies the druggists of that village through the COURRIER-JOURNAL of this week that he will prosecute them if they do not quit selling whiskey and beer.


Camp Notes.

   Capt. Fred A. Mansfield of Co. F. is officer of the day today at the state encampment.

   Co. F. will be entertained at the Cadillac Hotel in Detroit.  So also will the field and staff officers of the regiment.

   All the officers of the brigade were the guests of the Second regiment at a band concert last night.

   The soldier boys complain of too many grasshoppers and skeeters at Brighton.


   A small panic was created on the steam launch Rambler at Grand Haven by the little craft’s running partially under the old dock while turning around.  The whistle was broken off and the occupants of this boat enveloped in steam.  Not knowing what had happened, Mrs. Ercott sprang into the lake, but was rescued.  The party consisted of Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Richmond, Mr. and Mrs. F. H. Ercott, T. B. Perkins and Miss Lou Richmond was safely landed.―G. R. Herald




   Co F is getting a big name through the state papers.


   The city school buildings are all being put in good shape for the coming year.


   The politicians are not allowing grass to grow under their feet nowadays.


“Z” Tribune War Reporter.

Island Lake, Mich., Aug. 18, ’92.

   As usual Co. F arrived in camp last night at supper time and were mustered in by Gem. Lathrop at 5:30 o’clock so dirty and black from the dusty ride that the color of their faces could hardly be distinguished.  The dust of the car was so thick that one could hardly see from one end to the other and some of the boys mistaking it for fog, imagined they were on water and got seasick before reaching Lansing.  At Grand Rapids a stop of two hours was made and the boys were joined by the Coopersville squad of four men.  At Lansing Hospital Stewart Esler and Private Gill boarded the train.  After the boys had reached their company quarters and before they could remove their belts and dress coats, the battalion adjutant ordered acting 1st Sergt. Palmer to have his company ready for dress parade in fifteen minutes and though it has been such a common thing to turn Co. F out in parade the first day without supper that the boys all expect it beforehand, yet Capt. Mansfield objected so strongly this year that the major postponed it and the boys were thus permitted to wash and eat first.  It took but a few minutes for the supper table in the mess tent to assume a very devastated appearance and it would make the head waiter in the Cutler turn green with envy to see how gracefully Frank Koeltz and Fred Hovey sling hash in that department.  The camp is thickly infested with grasshoppers and crickets.  Last night being the first in camp the new men were duly initiated.  Private Zimmerman awoke in the midnight to find himself trotting through camp in his night clothes against his will.  Several of the militia boys had reached through his tent and taking Zimmerman by his heels pulled him out and ran him about five blocks, into the 5th Infantry quarters where he escaped while being blanketed and it was nearly daylight when he got back to his tent.  A guard was posted around 2nd Inf. Last night, but no detail was taken from Co. F as we arrived in camp too late.  Capt. Bennett of Grand Rapids was first officer of the day.

   The following were detailed for guard duty today:  Corp. Wm. Gibbs, Privates Boomsluiter, Clark, Clevenga, Gill and Bryce with Kinkema as supernumerary.  At guard mount Corp. Gibbs was particularly complimented by the adjutant for his fine appearance and the perfection of his drill in the inspection gun manual.

   The usual battalion drill this morning was preceded by a company drill of one hour.  A slight breeze was blowing and there were but few cases of exhaustion from heat.  Our boys are all still in good health and spirits.  The camp has been named Camp Winans in honor of our governor.

   Capt. Stewart of Coldwater is officer of the day today.

   The Y. M. C. A. have again placed a large tent on the grounds and will have it in order this evening so that our boys can spend their off hours there reading, writing, singing, or game playing.  The dry weather seems to have had an effect on some of our officers and Capt. Mansfield pleads guilty of the following atrocity:  Returning from breakfast this morning he stopped at the orderly’s tent and made the following remark:  “Well, Serg’t, we’ll have some rain today, because there was quite a heavy dew this morning, and rain must be due.”  “There, there, that will do,” responded the Serg’t and both disappeared as the bystanders joined in choirs of ughs.



   Hon. Thos. Savidge’s wonderful four year old horse Geo. Sinclair, trotted three miles in his work the other day.  He went the first mile in 2:30, the second in 2:22, the third in 2:18 and the last half of the last mile in 33 seconds, which would be a mile in 2:12.  He goes into training for the race course this week.  We expect to see some fast time from the famous horse before this season closes.


   The visit to this city of the steamer yacht Gadabout for the coast of Massachusetts, recalls to the minds of many of the marine men here, the fact that several craft from the sea board have touched here.  It also recalls the fact that some years ago Grand Haven sent a boat to Europe.  This was the Montpelier, Capt. Stretch which put sail from here with a load of deals for England to be used in an English ship yard.




   The summer is nearly gone and still no street cars to the Park.


   The Water Works suit is on trial at the Court House today.


   The barge Hinton is being unloaded at the pier today.


   Several new cottages to be erected at Highland Park during the fall and winter are being planned and contracted for.


   The Sprite kicked up her heels to the Gladabout yesterday, just to show her what freshwater craft can do.


   A fire alarm was sounded this morning about 2:00 o’clock, caused by a blaze in a shed north of Henry Bloecker’s machine shop.  The fire department was promptly on hand and subdued the flames in short order.


   The advance agent and manger of the female base ball club that are playing here this afternoon, had a scrap this forenoon.  The advance agent was badly used up.  Marshal Klaver served warrants on the manager and pitcher and brought them before Justice Angel.


Camp Winans.

Island Lake, Mich., Aug. 19, 1892.

   All is bustle in the 2nd Regt. this morning.  The boys are getting ready for the forced march and the mess tents are crowded to their utmost capacity as the boys fill their haversacks and canteens with a days rations.  Last night was the quietest night in camp for the 2nd Regt., Capt. Mansfield was officer of the day and the order kept was unequalled even by the regular troops.  There has been no rain in this vicinity for over a fortnight and the camp grounds are so dry that the dust is almost unbearable.  Even the slightest stir of a grasshopper, of which there are a great abundance, throws up a cloud of dust that will hide a whole company from view, but the M. S. T. is composed of a class of men that bear it all without murmur.

   Yesterday afternoon, a regiment at target shoot took the place of the battalion drills and the companies were all taken out and given five volleys each; three standing, one kneeling, and one laying down.  The score has not yet been published but it was learned from headquarters that Co. F would stand about 2nd or 3rd in percentage.  Lieut. Pellegrom was in command of our company yesterday afternoon.

  Sergt. Palmer conducts the duties of orderly in a manner that is a credit not only to himself but also to the company.  Serg’t Major Nyland took the regimental S Major’s place in forming the guard mount last night and the exercises were carried out without a rifle.

   8:00 p.m.―the writer was interrupted while writing the above by being called to duty, and since this morning  we have had a slight shower and a forced march of nearly fifteen miles  In the march Co. F constituted the advance guard, Corp. Gibbs was in command of the point with three privates.

   Lieut. Andres commanded the advance party, Lieut. Pellegrom the support and Co. G. of Ionia was the reserve in command of Capt. Mansfield.  About noon the right flanking groups of the 2nd Regt. Discovered our ill fated enemy, the 1st Reg’t about 100 yds to our right.  This discovery was communicated to Lieut. Co. McGurrin by a messenger from the bicycle corps and a short time after this a hardly fought―but bloodless battle ensued in which the 2nd Infantry was victorious.  In the course of the battle Capt. Mansfield with eight men from Co. F and the Ionia Company charged bayonets upon the enemy and captured a whole company, a major and a chaplain taking them prisoners.  Lieut. Pellegrom held back three companies of the enemy for over a half an hour from an elevated position which he was to hold until reinforcements arrived, but through some mistake the reinforcements did not arrive and his squad of fourteen men with himself were taken prisoners.  Serg’t Pennoyer, always characterized for his success in foraging succeeded in so far winning the favor of the farmer’s buxom daughter that he returned to the ranks with his canteen filled with buttermilk.  Soon after returning to camp form the march Serg’t Harbeck and Private Sleutel arrived and the former was greeted with three rousing cheers.  Private Sabie was initiated last night with a fools guard duty report.  He was made to don his dress uniform and report at the colonel’s tent only to find that he was not wanted and was badly “roasted” on returning to the company quarters.

   The guards detail for today and tonight were Corp. Fisher, Privates VanderZalm; Van Toll, Pagelson and Zimmerman and Privates Kieft, Moll, Kinkema and E. P. Kinkema, respectively.

   At regimental Dress Parade this evening tow men from the 2nd battalion dropped, and were taken to the hospital.  Here it is that Dr. Archie McDonald, M. D. has his office and assists in the treatment of patients in a manner that would do credit to a trained nurse.

   The regimental election will be held Monday.



   The church of God was largely attended yesterday.  One of the converts was baptized in the river, just below the electric plant, which attracted a large crowd to witness the novel sight.  The convert was a big strapping fellow six feet two or three inches, and the Rev. Branch secured a half hitch on him and dumped him on his back in good style.

   Cannot the crowd of rowdies that assemble on the streets corners Sunday nights be ordered to pass on or go to church.


   Ald. Kamhouts trick dog Jake furnished a great deal of amusement to resorters and citizens by diving and other clever tricks.  He will dive to the bottom in the water four or five feet deep and bring up stones that are thrown in.




   One of the Chicago tugs is named after E. P. Ferry.


   Detroit is all stirred up over rapid transit.  The first electric cars passed over Jefferson Ave. yesterday.


   Wm. Robinson, second engineer of the steamer Racine, laid off yesterday on account of a bad attack of cholera morbus; but will be back at his post as usual tomorrow.


   The excursion to Custer Point down the river Sunday was a failure.  The steamer Valley City ran aground near Grandville and the excursionists were left on the shore until 4 o’clock to amuse themselves as best they could.  Grand Rapids Democrat.


   Clark & Knight the hustling young feed store men will move shortly into the grist mill building on Second St. opposite the Hay Market.  This will be a much handier place for the farmers to reach them and will undoubtedly be appreciated by all their customers.  Though young in business Clark & Knight have already built up a large and growing business through their fair dealings.


   The Detroit Exposition opens today and will be open until Sept. 2nd.  Detroit is one of the most beautiful cities on the continent and their annual fair has a natural reputation for excellence.  Now is the time to go and visit the beautiful city on the Straits.  Take a ride on the Ferry boats to Windsor or to Belle Isle, the handsomest Park in America.  The D., G .H. & M. Ry. Lands you in the heart of the city and their excursion rates enable any one to attend.


   The article that appeared in the Coopersville Observer and was republished by the TRIBUNE concerning the ball game with Dennison, has aroused the ire of Grand Haven’s ball tossers.  The loud mouthed nine from Dennison, they claim were beaten until their rank umpire got in his work and then the boys gave up.  They can beat Dennison and are willing to demonstrate it.


Queer Case.

   One week ago yesterday the tug Deer under the command of Capt. Peter Jensen set 19 nets off Silver Creek, just south of Pentwater.  Yesterday the Deer left to pick up these nets.  Capt. Jensen was very much astonished upon arriving at the spot to find his nets missing.  The tug put in for shore so that the captain could investigate.  As they neared the shore a man appeared on the pier and halted them, asking them what was the matter.  Capt. Jensen reported the loss of his nets.  The man who claimed to be captain of one of Mieras’ line tugs said that he had found them near the shore, they having floated away.  Capt. Jensen asked the man when he had found them.  The fellow mentioned a date which was several days before being set.  Moreover the man claimed to have found 16 nets.  Capt. Jensen was taken to the barn where they were stored and found 19 nets instead of the 16 which the man said he found.

   Capt. Jensen became suspicious that the nets had been taken unlawfully, on account of the two wrong statements or lies made by the man and gave Sheriff Vaupell the facts.  The Sheriff has written to the sheriff of Oceana County to investigate and more may come of it.


   Some miserable miscreant is poisoning dogs about the city.


   The Grand Haven boys showed the New York females no mercy yesterday and beat them 18 to 10 at the Pest House grounds,


   The young rowdies of this city who tried to raise a disturbance at the church of God tent last evening, had best not repeat such conduct for if they do, they will be placed under an officer’s charge.



   When Chris Pfaff opened up the hardware store of Fred Pfaff & Co. this morning he was a very surprised young man.  The back door of the store was open.  The transom above the door was also open and the heavy shutters of one of the rear windows was not in its accustomed place.

   Upon investigation he found that thieves had gained entrance to the building and that a various amount of articles were missing.  The officers were notified and a thorough search made.  A large dry goods box lay on the back steps of the store.  Upon this the burglar or burglars had stood and opened the transom.  This transom was closed by a nail and it was no hard matter to get it open.  After getting inside the thief opened the doors, they being only bolted.  The shutters he must have taken down to get more light.  All this done, the fellow appropriated to himself a various amount of articles.  From appearances it looks as though the thieves were not in the store over five minutes, probably becomi9ng frightened and running away.

   From the fact that the till, (which contained from $10 to $15,) was left untouched, it appeared to have been the work of an amateur or a boy or boys, probably of this city.  The tramps and other wondering classes who infested the city yesterday are also suspected by some, but no definite clue has been obtained.

   The following articles were stolen:  One dozen razors, Simmon’s make; two of the same make with white handles; two Royal’s, two Harnett’s and two Barber’s Pets style of razors; one Spencer 32 caliber revolver, hammerless; one Forehand & Wadsworth, 32 caliber revolver; about two dozen pocket knives, bone and pearl handles.

   For the return of this property Fred Pfaff & Co. will pay $10.  Sheriff Vaupel offers $25 for the arrest and conviction of the guilty party.

   The passage way and alley in the rear of the store was closely examined.  There are so many footprints visible that no trace could be obtained.  Probably the thief, after obtaining his plunder jumped over the Columbus street school fence, thence to the back streets of the city.


   Co. F is at Detroit today with the rest of the militia.




   The state troops procession in Detroit yesterday was over a mile in length.


   There was no money in Pfaff’s till when the store was burglarized Monday night.  The TRIBUNE stated that there was from $10 to $15.


   There was considerable talk over the election of Rose over McGurren for colonel of the 2nd Reg’t, some thinking the sons of America had opposed him because he was Catholic.  The Grand Rapids Democrat publishes the opinion of the various officers on the election.  The flowing from Capt. Mansfield:  Capt. Mansfield said:  “I voted for Rose because when he was the ranking officer, some six years ago, McGurren was promoted over his head.  For this reason the friends of Rose thought he was entitled to the colonelcy, I am not aware that politics or religion cut any figure in the election.


Dog Poisoner.

   Whoever is poisoning dogs had better keep in the shade until the various owners of the poisoned animals get over their rage.  A coat of tar and feathers and probably even worse would be the fate of the wretch.  Last Sunday and Monday several dogs (strange to say all of them valuable) were poisoned.  It has been found that the poison was thrown on the road near the corner of Washington and 3rd streets.  The poison used is Strychnine, which was sprinkled over a bone or piece of meat.  The effect upon the animal was to throw them into convulsions.  Many of them were shot after suffering for several hours.  Among the dogs poisoned were Albert Juistema’s, Anderson’s, Peter J. Danhof’s, G. B. Park’s and several others.


Robbed at the Madison House.

   Monday afternoon a stranger applied at the Madison House for board.  He told the landlady he wished to remain over night only.  The landlady asked him if he had any particular hour to be called in the morning; he told her he could wake himself without being called.

   At five o’clock in the morning the landlady awakes Louis Heftje who works at the Furniture Factory.  He was called as usual next morning, but did not appear at the breakfast table and was called again.  This time he awoke and to his surprise found that the effects of his room had been tampered with.  The trunk was open and a valuable revolver and cuff buttons were missing.  He came to the conclusion that his room had been robbed during the night.

   A search was instituted and the officer informed.  The stranger who had applied for lodging the afternoon previous was not in his room.  Furthermore none of the boarders of this house had heard him go out.  This was a clue to work upon.

   The question now arises, was the man who robbed Heftje the same fellow who plundered Pfaff & Co.’s store the same night.

  Heftje feels certain that he was chloroformed while asleep on account of the time it took to awaken him.


“Z” Tribune War Reporter.

Island Lake, Mich., Aug. 22, ‘92

   Ta-rah-rah-boom, today, says the bugle and the cannon for the last time at Camp Winans and but few of the boys regret it for the work at no other encampment for several years has been so fatiguing as this.  The drill and camp ground is a farm that has been under cultivation this year, and contains nothing but the stubble of cut wheat, thus leaving the ground loose and dry so that an hour of sunshine after a shower (by the way it has rained twice in camp) causes the real estate to rise in great clouds leaving the atmosphere in a very unhealthy state for the boys in blue to inhale.  The quartermaster general’s department this year has been very poorly managed and a great many of the company commanders are complaining over the way the clothing and other equipment have been issued, Co. H of 2nd Regt. had hardly 20 uniforms and brought a great many of their boys to camp in citizen’s clothes, while the 4th Regt. of Detroit have been refitted out entirely with new uniforms.  The drills this year have been conducted with a view of fitting the troops to actual service.  Ceremonies and exactness in other unnecessary drills have been sacrificed to target shooting by companies, skirmishing, route marches, and street column drill, exercises that are highly necessary in actual service.  Friday the 3rd and 4th Regts. made a force march and upon returning to camp a battle was fought between them and the regiment in camp.  During the battle Private Brewer of Co. D 3rd Inf. was accidentally shot by some careless member from another company, while climbing a fence, inflicting an ugly wound in his side and making a hole about two inches in diameter in his abdomen from which his bowels protruded.  He suffered two days and died this morning in the presence of his aunt and two brothers.


[This story can be found in its entirety on microfilm at the Loutit Library]




   The Grand Rapids leader speaks against sham battles mentioning as one of the instances of men getting wounded, the man who had his arm torn off at a Fourth of July sham battle here some years ago.


From Detroit.

Detroit, Aug. 23, ’92.


   Never in the history of Detroit have we been honored by as fine a parade of militia as witnessed here this morning.        


[This story can be found in its entirety on microfilm at the Loutit Library]


   A party of seventeen fair Grand Haven damsels and a few visiting friends picnicked at Fruitport one day this week.  Co. F’s absence from the city probably accounts for it being a hen party and though the girls report a good time yet seventeen to one and that one a barber is rather out of proportion.




   Albers Bros. are at work painting the new Akeley Institute building, A. Juistema’s and H. fisher’s residence.


   Dan Schippers, a boy of about 14 years of age, had the end of one of his fingers cut off by a buzz-saw at the Kit factory yesterday.


A Hungry Thief.

   Yesterday afternoon a man applied at several of the hotels and restaurants about town asking for something to eat.  At Van Wormer’s he asked for a cup of coffee, sandwich, and boiled eggs.  This was given to him and he sat down to eat; but not for long.  As soon as the waiter boy left the counter to go to the kitchen, the fellow put the eggs in his pocket and skipped.  When the boy found that the fellow had skipped without paying for the lunch, he informed Mr. Van wormer when he returned.

   Mr. Van wormer looked around, but did not see the man.  In about half an hour he saw the fellow across the street begging some peanuts at Ferguson’s stand.  Mr. Van Wormer walked up to the fellow and told him that the boy in the restaurant wanted to see him.  He at first denied that the stole the lunch, but was given such a brow beating with several kicks intermixed that he was glad to confess.  The fellow said he had no money.  This enraged Mr. Van Wormer and he kicked him out of the store but made no complaint.

   Later in the evening the fellow turned up at Thieleman’s and stole some tobacco.  He received a good whipping here also, and was placed under arrest.

   This morning he gave his name as Herbert Mulligan before Justice Pagelson where he was arraigned on a charge of larceny.  30 days in jail was the sentence.



   “A new tramp in town just came the other day”, were the closing words of the closing scene of one of the best plays of the kind ever seen here.  The audience was a good one, the parquette and dress circle were filled.  The nigger heaven also had an appreciative audience.

   The Tramp, a grotesque and eccentric individual was the principal character, and won the audience form the first.  His nerve which he termed Muskegon gall was with him at all times.

  The leading lady was a most beautiful singer and was repeatedly encored.  In fact all the singing and instrument playing was fine, especially so in the scene where the section men are at work.

   The play was well rendered from start to finish and will draw a big house whenever it comes here.




   Cholera is expected in this country in ten days.


   Two local bus drivers had hot words on the street today.


   Many of the Highland Park resorters are returning to their homes.  A large number went last evening.


   The steam pleasure yacht Annie Lowe of Mona Lake is in today, with its finely uniformed crew.


   The first vessel to cross the Atlantic from the lakes was the brigantine Pacific, Capt. George Todd, in 1844, with wheat and flour from Toronto to Liverpool.


   Spend tomorrow at the Park.  There will not be many more days that you can do so.


   Marshal Klaver or his deputies will be around to see that all back yards be cleaned and enforce in every way Mayor Kirby’s notice as published in this paper.


   Geo. St. Clair, Hon. Thomas Savidge’s trotter came in fourth in the four year old trot at Independence, Iowa yesterday.  This race was won by Hulda in three straight heats.


Small Fracas.

   A little fracas between Barney Zwaagman and John DeSpelder at the C. & W. M. railway crossing on Fulton street yesterday afternoon was the occasion of bringing together a large crowd.  The story as told by the parties is to this effect:

  John DeSpelder, who as everyone knows, is an old soldier with one arm, the other lost while fighting bravely on the battle field.  He claims he was sitting down at Vetig’s shanty on Fulton street crossing when Mr. Zwaagman came along.  Mr. DeSpelder made some remark jokingly when Zwaagman pushed him aside and as he claims knocked him down.  Being a one armed man he could make no resistance to speak of against Zwaagman. 

   Mr. Zwaagman, on the other hand, claims that John DeSpelder was a little worse for liquor, and when he attempted to lead him home he resisted, and broke his (Zwaagman’s) watch chain,  Barney says there was no fight and did not use him roughly.

   No arrests were made but several of the friends of DeSpelder were urging him this morning to get out a warrant for Zwaagman’s arrest.  It is also reported that Zwaagman intends to have DeSpelder arrested for breaking his watch chain.



   Owing to the rapid spread of the Asiatic cholera it becomes necessary that the most rigid sanitary precautions should be taken to ward off this terrible plague and the citizens are requested to at once clean up their premises.  The marshal will see that this order is strictly enforced.  By order of T. W. KIRBY, MAYOR, Grand Haven, Mich., Aug. 27, 1892




   A large number of Grand Rapids society people camped on Spring Lake last week.


   Geo. Stickney will pay one dollar to anyone returning two boxes of water colors lost at Highland Park yesterday.


   The report that Dan Schippers had his finger cut off at Kilbourn’s factory was a mistake.  He received a slight cut on his thumb, and he will be at work next week.


   Several Highland Park resorters returned to their homes last night.  All of them regretted leaving and would have remained longer but for the commencement of school.


   Barney Zwaagman says he attempted to take Mr. DeSpelder home when Deputy Marshal VandenBerg came along and took charge of him, and put him in a wagon and carried him home.


   Chas. Halman has purchased the lot on the corner of Madison and 3rd Sts., formerly owned by John Regelin.  He will move his house now on Jackson St., on the property.  Charley intends to boom Madison St.


   Cow Boy Joe, the young Indian who won the admiration of everybody through his exhibition of lasso throwing at the horse auction two weeks ago, neither drinks, smokes or chews.  Something remarkable for a full-blooded Sioux, which he is.


   The last services in the Church of God tent were held last evening.  There was a large attendance as there has been at all the services during the past two weeks.  Several converts have been made by the church during their stay here.  On Saturday last five converts were baptized in the river near the tannery, the service being conducted by Elder Branch.  The tent and goods are being packed up and tomorrow the elders will leave for their respective homes.


   The O’Leary cow arrived on the Chicago boat this morning, and will be on exhibition at the Milk Maid’s convention tonight.  She looks somewhat antiquated, but from her antics while being led through our streets this morning, one would not take her to be a day older than on that memorable October night in 1871.


   The boys from here who went to Grand Haven to play that team a friendly game are somewhat indignant over an article that appeared in a daily published at the latter’s place.  As the Dennison boys appeared on the ball grounds they were greeted with “hayseed,” “hay noodles,” “moss backs,” etc., all of which the boys took good naturedly, saying nothing in reply.  When the game had progressed far enough for the G. H. boys to see they were going to get beaten, very ungentlemanly language and behavior were resorted to.  Wouldn’t it not have been more manly to have met the boys with a friendly word, and, upon leaving given them at least a cool good night, instead of treating them as they did.  The Dennison boys remarked upon leaving the ground, that the “Stars were not visible that evening.—Dennison cor. Coopeersville Observer.


   A large force of men are at work today connecting Akeley Institute with the city sewer.


   Tonight will probably be the last time our citizens will ever have an opportunity to see the O’Leary cow, as she is growing quite aged.


“Bill” in Hock.

   Wm. Brunaugh, or he as he is better known, “Bill, the barber,” got on a tremendous drunk yesterday and with a chum proceeded to walk around the town.  The two managed to take up the whole sidewalk on the line of march.  About noon some one telephoned the sheriff, but that officer was not at home.  When marshal Klaver went on his beat in the afternoon he was informed.  Bill was found dead drunk and was brought to jail.  This morning he was brought before Justice Angel, and in default of $8 bail, will repose 15 days in jail.  Bill, when sober, is a very expert barber.  He came here from Kansas City some months ago and has been at Levi Wickam’s employ most of the time.  He has gained considerable notoriety as a pugilist, one man receiving a broken leg in consequence form one of his knock down blows.  Bill has also been quite a traveler, having served as a barber at one time on one of the ships between the U. S. and China.


   Many of the older people here remember the cholera epidemic of 1853.  Chicago and Detroit were visited but there was never a case of the genuine here.


   Chas. T. Pagelson has received orders from the Atlantic steamboat companies, of which he is an agent, not to sell any more prepaid tickets from the cities of Hamburg, Antwerp and other continental ports on account of the great plague of cholera.


   Ten Holland immigrants arrived at Detroit over the Grand Trunk R’y Saturday.  They had no certificates to show that they had been examined by the health officers and were allowed to proceed to Chicago.  This shows a screw loose in the quarantine business somewhere.


   The German Workingmen’s Society together with their families and friends picnicked over on the big hill across the river yesterday.  Altogether there was at least a hundred.  The day was spent pleasantly in a social way and all were sorry when night fell upon them.




   Miss Kate Pellegrom was taken quite ill late last night with cholera morbus.


   The state dog poisoner has opened headquarters at Grand Haven.—Muskegon Chronicle.


   There were more strangers and travelers about the city and on the docks last night than have been here for some time.


   A big black spider about five times the size of the ordinary species was discovered crawling on the floor of Pfaff’s hardware store last night and was caught.  The spider is one of the hairy species but is not thought to be a tarantula.  It can bee seen exhibited in a glass on the counter.


   People from nearly every city and town in the Union and Canada pass through Grand Haven.  For instance last night four gentlemen formed an acquaintance on the dock while waiting for the steamer Atlanta.  One was from Lowell, Mass., one from Tacoma, Wash., one from Detroit and one from San Diego, Cal.  The gentleman from San Diego was about to start on a tour through Mexico and the Central American states.


   The steamer Milwaukee left this afternoon, but returned after a futile attempt to make Muskegon harbor.


   Their arrived today over the D. G. H. & M. Ry., three wealthy German ladies direct from Hamburg, the cholera infected city.  They had been traveling through Germany and are now on their return to their home in Milwaukee where they will go by steamer Milwaukee tonight.  Their baggage has been in the D. G. H. & M. depot all day, but was disinfected at Detroit on their arrival there.



T’was short, But Sweet.

   The long looked for Milk Maid’s Convention took place in the Opera House last evening.  At promptly 8 o’clock the curtain arose and the young ladies appeared, all dressed in white, with a dazzling red sash to set off.  They marched about the stage several minutes with stools under arms and shining milk pails held upon their heads.  The young ladies showed themselves to be very proficient in military drill, and were frequently applauded.

   The convention was called to order by Editha De Smythe of Mound City or in other words, Miss Grace Althouse of this city.  Roll was called and remarks were made by all the delegates present, introducing all the old and new puns on the cow and its produce.

   When the O’Leary cow was brought out for inspection, there was a great deal of astonishment expressed, as in its old age it resembled a grizzly bear more than a cow.

   At the adjournment of the convention the young ladies again treated the audience to more military maneuvers, forming in twos, three’s and four’s and then separating.

   The conclusion was a pantomime made doubly beautiful by the burning of red fire.  The pantomime represented a scene where the maidens were milking, churning and washing the milk pails.

   Before concluding it should be said that the old officers of the association were chosen and will hold all future meetings here.  The attendance was fairly good and all expressed themselves pleased with the proceedings. 




   Muskegon’s harbor is a disgrace to the east shore of Lake Michigan.


   Pole raising by the different parties is the popular thing this year.


   Miss Kate Pellegrom is much improved today.


   The heavy wind yesterday nearly drove the steamer Valley City against the City of Milwaukee while she was leaving.


   Henry Fisher has some of the finest looking potatoes grown in this section on exhibition at the Bee Hive.  They are the product of his farm just outside the city.


   Tomorrow is September first and is the opening of the hunter’s season.  The marshes along the river will be full of hunters, possibly one to every duck.  Local sportsmen are getting gun and ammunition ready and promise to flood the town with game,


   Bloecker and Co. are building two marine engines, size each, 7x7, for the Brunswick Lumber Co., of Brunswick, La., to be used in a twin screw steamer.  Engines to be completed in sixty days.  This makes nine engines which Bloecker and Co. have built for the same firm and speaks well for the Bloecker engine.  Johnston Bros. of Ferrysburg, build the boilers.


   John Boyink and Bram Fisher go on a duck hunting excursion up the river tomorrow.


   Officers Brouwer and Klaver picked up a drunk on the street this afternoon in a fighting mood.  He was taken to jail despite his loud protests.


   J. Brandstetter will present his prizes tomorrow to the luck black bass fisherman, it being Sept. 1st.  Hugo Bloecker has caught the largest weighing 4½ pounds and 11 ounces.  Ed Pennoyer will get second prize his bass weighing 4½ pounds.  The first prize is a fine bamboo rod and the second a fine nickel reel.


   The Diamond Match company has 13,000,000 feet of logs on the Ontonagon river which is said to be cut up into match timber.  A dam is to be constructed on the river to saw the logs.


Those Handsome Bays.

   Henry Sprick says he never drew reins over a handsomer or better team than he is now driving, meaning the bay team he has at his livery for sale.  They belong to Wm. Mines of Nunica and are certainly a pair of fine looking horses and good drivers and when Mr. Sprick says they are the finest team he eve drew reins over, it means a great deal, because Henry Sprick has handled some of the best horses in the past 40 years that ever trod on Michigan soil.  These horses are two Hambletonian geldings, four and five years old, standing over 16 hands high, carrying their heads well up, rangy, and are so near alike in their actions, that very few people can tell one from the other if driven single.



  My wife Ella, having left my bed and board, without just cause or provocation.  I hereby warn the public not to harbor or trust her on my account, as I will not pay any debts of her contraction.

   Dated Grand Haven, Mich., Aug. 30, 1892



   There are still over twenty resorters at the Park.


   The shallowest point at the entrance to Grand Haven harbor is 17 feet,  Muskegon ranges between 6 and 14.


   The gale of yesterday pleased the resorters as it gave them an opportunity of seeing Lake Michigan in one of its wild moods.


   This is the season of the year when chimneys are apt to burn out.  We are told that the zine put in the stove when such is the case will stop it immediately.


   The biggest boom Muskegon ever had will come when they fill up the greater part of Lake Michigan, thus forcing the water over the bars at the entrance to the big lake.


   Reports comes from Muskegon that ice has formed to quite a thickness in Muskegon harbor thus early, and much trouble is found from that source by incoming vessels.


   Wm. H. Loutit, Fred Hutty, Buckley Lehman, H. Fritz, and W. Lillie formed a hunting party which went up the river this afternoon to be ready for the duck shooting season.


   Yesterday’s gale riled up Lake Michigan to some extent and prevented the handsome steamer City of Racine from leaving last night.  She remained at Muskegon as it would have been foolhardy to attempt to leave not arriving until 8:30 this morning and leaving for Chicago shortly afterwards.  If Muskegon had heard the epithets of the passengers heaped upon that burg they would have fallen off the earth.


World’s Fair Notes.

    [This report, describing the Washington state exhibit of a miniature model farm and a fruit storage chamber at the World’s Fair, can be found in its entirety in the Evening Tribune on microfilm at the Loutit Library.]