SOME CRISP INQUIRIES FOR I. C.
The Question of Taxation is Still Agitating the Busi
ness flen and F. S. Comes Back at a Critic of His.
The subjoined article is written by a well known merchant in
answer to a critic:
To the Editor: —I. C.’s criticism of F. S.’s article, is far too
lengthy, and he misunderstands, and misconstrued so many points,
that I will not attempt to reply to them all, as that would require
going over the whole ground again. In one case he puts: “A Query
for F. S.” which was fully answered in his presence in the court
house, and which is also fully explained in the communication
which he criticises, but which, it seems, he did not read, or forgot
I. C. claims that “there is never any wrong in assessing mortgages
and notes.” That is positive enough and ought to settle it. He
has evidently not read the State Tax Commission’s report for 1 S‘>7.
I refer him to pages 115-117. It may be that David A. Wells of
New York, the expert on political economy, is not considered good
authority by I. C., but Wells, in an article on "The Principles of
Taxation” takes the ground that “credits, including mortgages, are
not property in any proper sense, but evidences of a right in the
property of a debtor; that taxation of credits in addition to the tax
ation of property of the debtor is double taxation to all intents and
purposes, —and that it is an unwise policy and unjust.”
I, C. admits that the owner of mortgages and notes is hardly ever
hurt by assessments, it is the other fellow who catches it. That’s
just it. Many ownehs of mortgages have a way to avoid their be
ing assessed, by transferring them to other parties who are non
residents, and in other ways, as has been plainly shown in other
cities; but not all of them escape, and these few are punished for it.
Neither F. S. nor his firm own any mortgages, bonds or credits
of any kind that should be assessed. Every dollars worth of their
assessable property is in plain view of the assessor and the whole
world. I know as well as does I. C. that the position I take on the
mortgage question is not a popular one by any means, but that is
not what lam after, it is the right and just one. Why, then, do not
our legislators take this view of that question? Simply because
they are afraid it would be unpopular to repeal the taxing of mort
gages, but they will come to it sooner or later. Much more could
be written on this subject, but space forbids. I. C. says he is will
ing to trust the city authorities as to the extent the city should be
bonded. Who knows who will be the city authorities in the future?
In an editorial of the Chicago Record of June 9, attention is called
to the fact that in view of the higher percentage of valuation of
property in Chicago, there is danger of the city’s being bonded too
heavily, and that every question on the issue of bonds should be
submitted to a vote of the people. I. C. says that most all factories
came to this town when taxes were on the increase. The writer
has had thirty years' experience in trying to get outside capitalists
to locate their factories here, and knows all the difficulties we had
to contend with. The only outside parties that actually did come
here to build, was the Northern Grain Cos., and one of the three
questions put to the committee that met the officers was in regard
As to Mr. Rahr’s statement, he was mistaken as to the year of
assessment, which was not for ’99 but for ’9B, —“up to last assess
ment” Nor did I say thirty thousand but forty, the report of one
paper being thirty-nine. The question was on merchandise only,
not on buildings and real estate. Different papers may have had
different figures. But upon looking up the records I found that the
house in question was assessed $45,000 on stock in ’9B, but this was
subsequently raised by the Board of Review to $92,550. Another
firm was raised to $84,000, and the rest proportionately. Of course
the tax rate was much higher there, but that was not the question.
AUTOGRAPH OF BEECHER.
Wife of Famous Preacher Cuts His Name
From a Check.
In the Buerstatte autograph collection is one of the famous Brook
lyn orator, Henry Ward Beecher. -It is pasted on a letter sent by Mrs.
Beecher, which reads as follows:
"Brooklyn. Feb. 28.18B3.—Richard Buerstatte, Ew).—Dear Sir: It is almost
imiHissibk- to procure any more of Mr. Beecher's autographs. The demand has
been so constant I have cut the enclosed from a cancelled check. It is the best I can
do. Very Respectfully MRS HENRY WARD BEECHER.
40 Orange street. Brooklyn. N. Y
DEATH OF WILLIAM ZILLMANN.
The Family Express Gratitude For Kindly
The family of the late William Zill
mann wish to express their thanks to
the many friends who have sympathised
with them in their bereavement, and
who showed their practical interest in
the days following the sudden death of
Mr. Zillmann. They also extend their
thanks for some beautiful flowers which
were sent in memory of the dead.
Mr. Zillmann s funeral took place on
Sunday at Rockville, his former home.
The Rev. Mr. Zenk of Manitowoc and
the Rev. Air. Roeck of Kiel conducted
the services. All the children, six sons
and one daughter, were present.
The death of Mr. Zillmann was a
shock to many of his friends in this
city and elsewhere. He had lived in the
county for upwards of thirty years, and
during that time he sustained an irre
proachable character and had gathered
by long industry a goodly substance.
Yon may as well expect to run a steam
engine without water as to find an active
energetic man with a torpid liver and
you may know that his liver is torpid
wlii'ii he does not relish his food, or feels
dull 'mil languid after eating, often has
headache and sometimes dizziness. A
few doses of Chamberlain’s Stomach and
Liver Tablets will restore his liver to its
normal functions, renew his digestion
and make him feel like anew man.
Price, 35 cents. Samples free at Henry
Hiurichs’ drug store. june'3B
The one new thing under the sun each
day is the date.
“I had .tomach trouble twenty years
and gave up hope of being cured till I
began to use Kodol dyspejisia Cure. It
has done me so much good 1 call it the
savior of my life, ’ writes W. H. Wilkin
son. Albany, Tenn. It iligests what you
eat. Henry Hinricas.
WHAT OTHER TOWNS
Articles of incorporation for the Me
nasha Paper company were filed with
the register of deeds of Winnebago coun
ty today. The capital stock of the new
ly organized company will be $1 00,000,
divided into 1.000 shares of $lOO each.
The incorporators are 8. Elmer Smith,
j Miner 11. Ballon and Sampel H. Cline
| dnist. The business of the company
will be the manufacture of paper, paper
stock and all articles pertaining to the
paper trade and the manufacture of lum
ber, lath, shingles and dealing in real
estate. This is the company which pur
chased the plant of the 8, A, Cook Manu
facturing company recently.
An addition will shortly be made to
| the paper mill at Nekoosa, Wis., in the
j shape.of five beating engines andalarge
paper machine to manufacture print at
a rapid rate.
A WEALTH OF BEAUTY
Is often hidden by unsightly Pimples,
Eczema. Tetter, Erysipelas, Salt Rheum,
etc. BuckVn's Arnica Salve will glorify
the face by curing all Skin Eruptions,
: also Cuts, Bruises, Burns, Boils, Felons,
Ulcers, and worst forms of Piles. Only
35cts a box. Cure guaranteed. Sold by
Henry Hinrichs druggist. june2B
Pauline Lucca, the opera singer, was
seriously hurt at Vienna recently by a
fall in the street, caused by stepping on
a piece of orange peel,
A FAST BICYCLE KIOEU.
Will often receive painful cuts, sprains
or bruises from accidents. Bucklen's Ar
nica Salve, will kill the pain and heal
the injury. Its the cyclist’s fiiend. Cures
Chafing. Chapped Hands, Sore Lips.
Bums, Ulcers and Piles Cure guaran
teed. Only 2oc. Try it. Sold by Hen
ry Hinrichs druggist. may3l
LINE FROM MILWAUKEE
The ordinance granting to the Chica
go, Milwaukee & Si. Paul road the right
to enter the city of Sheboygan passed
the common council on Tuesday by a
vote of 15 to 1 with a string tied to it.
Mayor Born announced that he would
refuse to sign the ordinance if all the
releases from damages were not obtain
from the property holders. The mayor
also advised the council that a clause be
inserted in the ordinance compelling the
railroad company to build the line to
the city limits prior to granting privi
ledges the company asks. It is thought
that all releases of damages can be ob
tained from property holders within a
few days. There is some talk that the
electric line will be extended to Manito
MANITOWOCS WIN GAME.
Amateurs Cover Themselves With Glory
Fond du Lac ball players did not like
the drubbing they received here last
Sunday afternoon. After vainly trying
to keep up with the Manitowoc aggre
gation they departed ror home carrying
a large bundle of defeat, the home team
having scored 17 to their 6. When the
game opened the visitors seemed to have
the best of it, but this was only for a
very short time as the Manitovroc boys
were determined to win the game.
Weigand pitched for the Manitowocs
and did excellent work. The visitors
were treated courteously and though
defeated have no complaint to make.
The Amateurs went out to Brillion on
Sunday and covered themselves with
glory, defeating the Brillion team by a
score of 17 to 10.
IN THE SHOW WINDOWS.
Some Fine Displays Which Please the
The Boston store displays lamps, jar
dinieres and cutlery. —
Theo. Schmidtman Sons have enclosed
their big show windows with glass and
wood and display in three sections, Low
ney's candies, Hags, commencement gift
IxHjks, go-carts and hammocks.
Stumpf & Lahghoff make a splendid
display' of men’s summer underwear,
neckwear and clothing.
The Torrison company have a display
of Torchon lace, summer goods for
women, and other novelties.
Henry Esch makes a nice display of
parasols in many shades.
The People's Saving Bank makes an
exhibit of fine tinware.
STATE STREET IMPROVED.
By the Filling in of Sunken Surfaces on the
The lake end of Shite street is l**ing
improved by the filling in of sunken sur
faces and by sewer pipe placed at each
side of the embankment. If the stair
way leading to the lake shore was paint
ed and the unsightly seats and fence re
moved and a few flowers planted a pret
ty spot would be the result. There is
good opportunity everywhere in Mani
towoc for embelisluucnt of this charac
ter and the city could be made very at
tractive at such points at comparatively
A Free Photo of yourself given with
every purchase of One Dollar or more at
Thk Chas. Salak Cos.
A submarine boat to be propelled by
cable traction has been designed by a
French inventor for crossing the English
Cycling has its ps and downs. After
the downs, use banner salve if you’re
cut or bruised. It heals the hurt quickly.
The literary proclivities of King Oscar
of Sweden and Norway led him to call
on Henry James and Swinburne while
in London recently.
A Free Photo of yourself given with
every purchase of One Dollar or more nt
he store of Henry Esch.
MOW IS THE TIME
PortlamK leineut Sidewalk at 7 cents
a square foot. niay3 If
SCHUJ2TTK SIDEWALK Cos.
We always have more respect for a
girl who marries a man named plain.
Men may differ on polities, religion or
finance, but all who have tried sannku
salve are agreed as to its worth for cuts,
burns, sores, piles and skin diseases. It's
the most healing medicine in the world.
This is the time of the year when men
would like to have a law passed to pre
vent women from housecleaning.
neve* stops because the weather
Then why stop taking
simply because it’s summer 7
Keep taking tt. *t will heal your
lungs, and make them strong for
pc. tod Si.oe; til dntfftiiO.
MUSIC IN THE SCHOOLS
What is Done to Cultivate the
Art in Manitowoc.
CHILDREN ARE APT IN THE STUDY.
Many of Them Are Able to Render Three
Part Songs -Music no Longer an Accom
plishment but Considered a Neces
sity in Education.
Manitowoc has a just cause to feel
proud over the progress made in music
in the public schools, and to-day can
boast of taking the lead with some of
the most progressive cities where music
holds an important place among the oth
er branches of education. A leading
educator says, heretofore music h been
considered rather as an accomplish ment,
but to-day few' fail to realize its intrin
sic value and the relation it holds to
general education, Another says, “Mu
sic is entitled to hold a conspicuous
place in the course of common school
education. The benefits therefrom are
broad in their scope ami the influence of
it is manifest in individual life.”
In talking to Miss Matvei Harney who
has undertaken the supervision of music
in the public schools during the past
fomteen months, she says: “Music as
taught in the public school is not to tie
considered as an accomplishment but
rather one of those stu dies necessary for
the development of harmony blending
the different faculties of the child-mind
that he may be enabled to combine in
formation, observation and intellectual
employment into one harmonious whole
“It stimulates and strengthens the
memory, teaches the i hildren to use
their lungs properly, thereby benefiting
them physically, cultivates patience, fi
delity, accuracy and ardor.”
Miss Harney is very enthusiastic over
her work and is-a gifted young woman,
who has enthused the children with a
greater love of this beautiful art. In
many of the classes the children are able
to render three-part songs and exercises
and carry iheir part indejvendently.
Great progress is evinced in all of the
other grades and the pupils do tile most
A LIFE AND DEATH FIGHT.
Mr. W. A. Hines of Manchester, la.,
writing of his almost miraculous escape
from death, says: “Exposure after mea
sles induced serious lung trouble, which
ended in Consumption. 1 had frequent
hemorrhages and coughed night and day.
All my doctors said I must soon die.
Then I began to use Dr. King’s New Dis
covery which wholly cured me. Hun
dreds have used it on my advice and all
say it never fails to cure Throat, (best
and Lung troubles.” Regular size 50c
and SI.OO. Trial bottles free at Henry
Hinrichs' Drug Store. june2B
J. F. Rhodes, the historian, was once
a clerk in Senator Hanna’s firm in Cleve
land, and it was at Mr. Hanna’s request
that he took up writing.
“DeWitt’s Little Early Risers are the
finest pills I ever used.’ D. J. Moore
Millbrook, Ala. They quickly cure all
liver and bowel troubles. Henry Hin
There is nothing like a fixed purpose.
It dignifies one’s nature and insures suc
SPRAINED ANKLE (JI’K’KLV CURED
“At one time I suffered from a severe
sprain of the ankle,’’ says Geo. E. Cary,
editor of the Guide, Washington. Va
" After using several well recommended
medicines without success, 1 tried Cham
berlain’s Pain Balm, and am pleased to
say that relief came as soon as 1 began
its use ancPa complete cure speedily fol
lowed.” Sold b' - Henry Hinrichs drug
If you want to find a great many
faults lie on the lookout; to find a great
many more diet on the look in.
“After suffering from piles for fifteen
years 1 was cured by using two boxes of
DeWitt’s Witch Hazel Halve," writes W.
.1. Baxter, North Brook. N. C. It heals
everything. Beware of counterfeits. Hen
Denmark cluiniH that there is not a
single person in her domain who cunrot
read and write.
Comes from Dr. D. It. < 'argile, of Wash
ita, I. T. He writes: "Electric Bitters
lias cured Mrs. Brewer of scrofula, which
had canse<l her great suffering for years.
Terrible sores would break out on her
head and face, and the beat doctors could
give no help; but now her health is ex
cellent.” Electric Bitters is the best blood
purifier known. It's the supreme reme
dy for eczema, tetter, salt rheum, ulcers,
boils, and running sores. It stimulates
liver, kidneys and bowels, expels poisons,
helps digestion, builds up the strenghth.
Only abets. Sold by Henry Hinrichs,
Druggist, Guaranteed. junetW
Economy is the name of a Pennsyl
vania town of course it isn t a summer
Call at Henry Hinrichs’ drug store and
get a free samploo* ( lhatuberlain’sHtom
lach and Liver Tablets. They are an ele
! gant physic. They also improve the ap
petite, strengthen the digestion and regu
late the liver and bowels. They are
easy to take and pleasant in effect. Hen
ry Hinrichs Druggist. juneCH
H. L. BANZHAF,
One Door South of Present Location.
Everyone should lessen the extra
work forced upon his system in
in the spring time by taking somtj
reliable blood-tonic. Sickness does
not need to be already present.
You should purify your blood
every spring to get theexcess mut
ter (occasioned l>y the heavy diet
of winter) out of your system.
Try onr Blood Purifier, it is the
best, as shown by experience.
OSCAR A. ALTER,
nn is our
Up to Date Bicycle.
All other wheels that we handle
will be sold at reduced prices
for the balance of the season.
Second Hand Bicycles at $3.00 up.
See Our Windows for Sundries at Wholesale Prices.
MANITOWOC CYCLE WORKS,
Oldest. Largest and Most Reliable Cycle House in the City.
Chicago & North Western Railway.
NORTH HOI’NO TRAINS;
No a No I NoS No 17 Noll No 51
Heave ('liji'AUo. 7 00 H 111 II 20 II 111 5 Kip ia
Is-aw Milwaukee T Kl n in (4 55 am 1 50 p in 7 HU p m
Heave ( 'lowland I*ll am II Mu m 1154 pin 5 40am II 40 am
Heave Newton wan ain I-os pm 400 pm 550 am 10 os pm
Heave MmiitowiH' t* 5*7 u m 12 25pm 4 20prn ojnum Us4pm loTpm
Heave luaneli ) 4 a m 4 22 p m oiioam ISO pm
Heave Hina 4 trove 4 :*i p m
HeaveUato H 50 a in 4 45pm 047 am 215 pm
Heave OrimiiiK louiam 4 40pm 051 am 2 li p m
HeaveHeedsville loiMam 4.55 pm 0 544 am a 15 p m
Arrlvi- Appleton .li-t 1112 am ouipni hl5 a m II 12 pm
Arrive Amigo . W'Jlpm 1140 am 220 am
Arrive Ashland 520 pm 7 45am
Train No II dally: train* No I. :l 5 IT ami Totally except Sunday Train* No,'*;). 5. II and
17 making connection* at Appleton .let for nor) h and south No. a 5 ami 17 making eon ms thins
t Marsh Held for St Haul ami Minneapolis and tin- northwest Train* No.'* 11 mul 17 making eon*
mo tion* at Ashland for liulnth. the Huiwrlors and the west,
MOUTH HOUND TRAINS.
No 2 No 4 No 10 No 14 No 10 No 50
Heave Reeilav'.lle 518 Jim 7 41 a m 12 22 pm 0 Iftl a m
Heave (.rlmms... 5 22 pm 7 441 am 12 27 pm ImOnui
Heave Cato 5 27 pm 751 am 13:42 pm 1015 am
Heave Pine 4trove. 7 50 n 111 12:44 pm
1 enve Hranch 554 p m 7 .50 in 12 4> p m 10 25 a m
i Heave Manitowoc 551 pm 450a tn *lO am loT p m 405 p m 11 45 am
j Heave Newton 4io4pra *2O a m 1211 pm 425 p m 12 50 p u
I Heave 4 'levelami .. 0 14pm r(0 m I :t4p m 425 p m ios p m
1 Arrive Milwaukee HWp m 7 o', a m In 2", ain 7. .50 pm. 040 p in
i Arrive 4 lileago 7:iiam tufiam 115 pm 0 I.spm’ w:mpm
Train No 4 dally No. 2. 10. 14 10 and 50daily except Sunday all trains making oonuectii m
at Milwaukee ami Chicago for east, south and west.
TWO RIVKRH TRAINS
Hear.. Mamtowts- 045 am 10 :*la in 4;m p 111 ' Heave Two Rivers 740 am 12 10 p m 515 pm
I Arrive Two Rivers 7in u m hi 51 am 4 .Vi pin Arrive .Manitowoc .8 in a m 1225 pm 3 4<i n m
i Kor any further information apply at depot ticket ofth- U. A. Mi en m u sts, Tkt. Agt,
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