The Evening Tribune November, 1891

Recreation & Sports


  The foot ball match between the seniors and juniors of the High school, Saturday, must have been a sadly mixed affair.  One side reports the score to have been 3 to 1 in favor of Morie Kirby’s eleven.  The other side confess their defeat, but report unfair playing by the winning 11.

   Col. William Ludlow, United States engineer in charge of Michigan rivers and harbors, will be in the city next Saturday to meet the river committee of the local board of trade.  If the steamer Barrett, which is hard aground, can be gotten off, the entire party, accompanied by the congressman elect, will make a tour of inspection to Grand Haven.—Grand Rapids Leader.


    The Akeley Institute Building is rapidly nearing completion.  The masons work will be finished next week.

    Mr. E. P. Kinkema, father of P. and H. Kinkema, died at his home on Elliot street, aged nearly 76 years.

    A gentleman known as the “New York Giant” and standing seven feet 6 inches in his stocking feet registered at the City Hotel Sunday.  He was on his way to Milwaukee to join a museum.


   A young groceryman and a young fisherman went hunting yesterday afternoon and after spending $3 for a rig, $1.50 for ammunition and about $5 worth of time, they brought home only six rabbits.  They claim eight rabbits killed, but that the dogs made a meal of two of them.  We will forgive them for the benefit of the doubt.


   The case against Christopher Luther of Robinson for violation of the fish law was postponed until the 15th.


   Len Fisher has been cutting “bar” steak, etc., for a couple of days out of the hindquarters of a half grown bear killed near Nunica by Mr. Cross of Spring Lake.  We don’t mean to say that Mr. Cross killed only half a bear but that Len got only half of it.


   The most remarkable record in the history of the turf was the time made in Stockton, Tuesday, by the two-year-old Arion, 2:10¾.


   Mr. Bilz’s Irish setter dog disappeared Sunday morning, and Mr. Bilz wonders whether he mistook a deer track for a partridge track, and is still following it.


Local Sportsmen Going in For a Big Thanksgiving Contest.

    Thanksgiving will be a sorry day for the game in the vicinity of the Saratoga of the west, and every self respecting rabbit and woodpecker that knows his business and reads this paper will lay low.  Nearly everybody who can borrow a gun and get credit for ammunition is going hunting anyway, and the local sportsmen have a scheme well under way to divide the crowd into two parties and have a regular old fashioned Thanksgiving contest.  Woodpeckers and chippie birds will count, as well as rabbits and grisly bears.  There will be a meeting in Lehman’s barber shop, under the Cutler house, at 8 o’clock tonight, to start the arrangements, and probably another one tomorrow night to complete them.  The contest will be for a supper, and every one who loves fun is invited to be on hand tonight.


   The hunting match that was to come off Thursday was postponed until some future date.

   Spring Lake stands at the head of the list, in brave and expert hunters and fisherman among all the rival towns of the State, thus far among whom we class:  George Hammond, champion black bass fisherman; James Cross, champion black bear hunter; P. A. DeWitt, champion wild deer hunter.  Among others worthy of note, and who ranks high up, are Warren Gee. L. D. Heath, E. Bell, and a host of others too numerous to mention.


   Fritz Van Hall broke his arm Saturday night at the roller skating rink.