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VOLUME XLIL-NO. 2.
STORY OF THE KILLING OF GROLL Manitowoc Boy’s Brav ery on Battle Field. EYE WITNESS TELLS THE TALE OF THE TRAGEDY. Loved by All His Companions in Soldier Attire. WON PROMOTION BY GALLANT DEEDS- First Step Upward Was Sergeant then Commissary Sergeant. An account of His Life After Leaving Manitowoc. SINCE HIS DEATH THE SOLDIERS MISS HIM. At the Time of -His Enlistment He Said He Mas Without Parents so the Adjutant General Merely Forwarded the Facts of His Death to Washington- He Lived at 1008 Hamilton Street. This City. • Private James B. Murry of the Forty-fifth | regiment. United States infantry, now stationed in the Philippines writes the sub joined letter, anent the death of Commissary Sergeant droll, who laid upon the altar of his country his life. The story as told by Groll’s companion is eloquent because it is a sincere attestation of the worth, courage and devo tion’of the fallen hero: “Libmanan, Luzon, P. 1., Aug. 1(5. 1900. Editor Manitowoc Pilot: 1 have the honor of addressing myself to yon and informing you that a young man by the name of Anthony Groll. supposed to be from 1008 Hamilton street. Manitowoc, Wis., was shot iu our engagement of the 12th inst. His dairy showed the place, and name of this young man, who was very popular with Ids company of a very generous nature. He showed bravery in all the engagements that we ever were in. The first was when we were* at the battle of Montabban where he i lead the charge up a hill, for which lie was offered a corporalship but gallantly refused it. saying that he was contented with what he was. “His diary shows he left home in the winter. He went to a place called Sin - boygan where he remained six months. Then he drifted to northern Minnesota and the Rainy Lake region, then back to Minneapolis where he stopped some time working at a drug store. In the spring of '99 he went to Portland. Oregon, where I made his acquaintance. From Portland he went to Salem for one month then to Vancouver, Wash., where he enlisted as a soldier. “In some of our engagements he showed bravery for which he was promoted to a sergeant when we came here. Later he was appointed Commissory sergeant of ♦his post, which position he held up to the time of his death. He was a very quiet person. “If he had been more cautious on the twelfth he never would have been shot then. As we were under a heavy fire, the outpost on our right was too weak to stand off the Filipinos, and as the cap tain did not know who to send out there, since all the other lieutenants were on some duty, Qroll volunteered to take a few men and uniform them, which hedid, taking command. He commanded all to get behind the Dreastworks for protec tion, but he never seemed to think of himself. The engagement commenced at fi a. m. and at 7:50 or thereabouts lie was shot through the head, dying in stantly. The boys all miss him greatly. At the time of his enlistment he said that he did not ha\e any parents, so the adjt. general of the army could not in form them through mihu: r v channels. “If yon publish a piece in your paper al*out this y mug man you cannot honor him too much, for lie deserves all the honor possible. "I will close now, hoping you will re ceive this account of your brave com rade.” “Whats the difference lietween the Colossus of Rhodes and Tod Sloan V “Give it up. ” “Tod is the Colossus of Rides.' - Clev eland Plain Dealer. THE MANITOWOC PILOT. MANAGER IENDORF OF BRIGGS HOUSE CHICAGO A MANITOWOC MAN. It may not Vie generally known but the Briggs House, Chicago is run by a Manitowoc host. Since the change of management Manitowoc people, who make brief visits to Chicago call and shake hands with Manager William Neindorf and they generally remain with him for a few days. He is a royal good fellow, a genial host, and there is no better shelter for comfort and repast in the big city. GROUNDS OF THE HUNG SCHOOL HAVE BEEN BEAUTIFIED. Considerable improvement is being made about the grounds of the Luling j school, which adds very much to tin- ap j pearance of that section of the city, i Heretofore the land which surrounds the building was bare, but it has been laid out with an eye to the artistic, sod ded all over and the walks laid with gravel. The property has enhanced in looks a good 50 per cent, and the Sixth ward residents more than appreciate the change. There are still other improve ments to he made on the school grounds. A STIRRING Pi.AY, "WAY DOWN EAST," AT THE DAVIDSON. Manager William A. Brady's produc tion of Lottie Blair Parker splay “Way Down East" will be given at the David son theatre. Milwaukee, for one Week Ix-giuning next Sunday night. This is tie same great play that for several months crowded the Manhattan theatre and the Academy of Music, New Y T ork. 427 times. It will be given in Milwaukee with a splendid cast, elabor ate scenery and effects, with every atten tion to detail that tended to make its metropolitan engagement so noticeable. The play is a splendid study of New Eng land life. It is called a story of plain people. The best of critics pronounce it a superior play to The Old Homestead or - ‘Shore Acres. ” And wherever it has been presented scores of letters from clergymen, school teachers and others have been received telling of their de light at the story that it so aptly teachi • The dialogue is stirring, the wit bright, and the love scenes deftly arranged. There will be matinees on Wednesday and Saturday afternoons. CHARLES HAVERLAND. ONCE A POPULAR HOST. IS DEAD. t harles Haveland. who for many v- i> was the popular host of the Central house, died at his home on the Plank road. Fora longtime Mr. Haverland had been ailing and his death had 1 anticipated. He had reached the ript old age of 77 years when death closed his temporal career. Mr. Haverland was born in German;. , Sept. 21. 1828. He settled at Port .lav vis, N. Y., in 1854, remaining there u.i til IHiii when he came to Manitowoc where he has since resided. In 1851 h was married in Germany to Miss Emilie Birkholz the wife who survives to mourn his loss. During his last illness he had been cared for by his niece Rieka Birkholz. who made her home with Mr. and Mrs. Haverland. HORSE BECAME UNMANAGEABLE Mrs. Mlada, Mrs. Charles Muellen ami two other ladies drove out to Neahotoon Tuesday to attend a funeral. Their horse became unmanageable about six miles from town and the ladies escaped serious injury by leaping from the car riage. Mrs. Mullen showed greal pres ence of mind by seizing the horse's head and holding it until the animal became quieted. The harness was broken and the ladies were delayed on the road for some time. MANITOWOC MARKET Latest Quotations Corrected for the Ben efit of Farmers The following are the current prices of ] the various articles of produce as report- 1 ed for The Pilot on < )ct, IH Potatoes -go Wheat. Spring tjs Wheat White Winter dll Hye -r>() Barley 4m | Oats 3;j j Corn. , .. _4h Hay 900-1000 Butter 10-17 I Eggs IK-171 Salt per bbl 1 10-130 ’ Wood 4 00 5 00 j Peas White 70 Peas Marofat 1.00 ! Peas—Green -00 l Peas -Scotch 05 I Wool is RETAIL. Flour Patent 2.35 j “ Daisy 2.00 “ Bye. 100 Midling... - on Coarse Meal 1.00 Fine “ 1.15 ; Oil “ 1,701 DEMOCRATIC ENTHUSIASM. Big Meeting's Are Being: Held in The County. TENDENCY EVERYWHERE FOR BRYAN. Silent Republicans Determined to Vote Democratic. CAN'T GO McKINLEY’S IMPERIALISM- Crowds Are Large, Orderly and Inquisitive. Great Interest Displayed in the Issues and Campaign Place. Mall. Present. Taus Zahorik i4o Menchelville. Tischler 12s Kossuth Stastny 100 Eaton Keppler 7o Meeme Herrs iso Teitgen Teitgen 60 Reedsville . Schults aOO riaple drove Watts 115 Clarks Hills.. .Leist 100 The above a list of places, the halls where meetings were held and the number of persons present on Saturday and Sunday in Manitowoc county, and from all the reports the farmers were en thusiastic. It was significant that dnr. ing the addresses the hearers would stop the speakers and query them on some point to make plainer the intent and purpose of Republican imperialistic pol icy. This was particularly the case at Taus. where John Chloupek and D. Schmidt spoke. Many of the Bohemians showed wonderful knowledge of tin great issue now agitating this country. From all the questions propounded it seemed undeniable that the people out ] in this section are heartily in favor of the election of William Jennings Bryan as well as the county ticket. At Eaton, Meeme andTeitgen District Attorney Ed. Schmitz spoke and lie says the crowds he addressed were ex ceedingly enthusiastic and inquisitive. Mr' ‘■•ehmiti! ssvsthat sine- L ; s i-r t—vti.'i into politics lie has never witnessed greater interest among the farmers than | they display on the absorbing questions j of imperialism and militarism. Mai y I of the men addressed by Mr. Schmitz ( originally came from Germany and are I well versed in the evils of military gov-! eminent. Richard Burke and Attorney Healy , addressed lhe voters in Reedsville,Maple Grove and Clarks Mills After the meet i ing closed in Maple Grove one Republi can was heard to say; "1 vote for Me Kinley, not much." From information! gathered from reliable sources it seems t here are quite a number of Republicans who will oppose Air. McKinley who are 1 saying very little about it LORD RUSSELL OF KILLOWEN WARNED AMERICANS 0E DANGER OF MILITARISM. Four years ago Lord Russell delivered the address before the American Bar as sociation at Saratoga, The lord chief justice is dead, hut some of his words in tile light of present events seem proph etic. The subject of his address was Inter national Law and Arbitration. He ad vocated the disbanding of standing ar mies and the establishment of an inter national tribunal to settle disputes. If the lord chief justice of imperial England was opposed to standing armies what should be the position of the peace ful American citizen? We give below an extract from his address "Butin spite of all this who can say that these times breathe the spirit of peace? There is war in the air. Nations armed to the teeth prate of peace, but there is no sense of peace. One sover eign burdens the industry of his people to maintain military and naval arma ment at war strength, and his neighbor does the like and justifies it by the ex ample of the other; and Great Britain, insular though she be, with her imperial interests scattered the world over, fol lows or is forced to follow in the wake If there be no war, there is at best an armed peace. Figures are appalling. I take those for IHSK). In Austria the annual cost of army and navy was in round figures is millions sterling; in France :!7 millions. We now have a fresh stock of choice herriny which we can recommend t > lx* tie- best. Thk Pk< H'liK's Savings Bank. MANITOWOC, WIS. OCTOBER 18, 1900. CIRCULATE A LIE TO HURT GEORGE MEIIAUSEN’S CANDIDACY. A story has gone the rounds that when George Wehauseu’s father made an as signment that George knew of the pro bable financial embarrasment of Ids fa ther, because he was the bookkeeper when the failure was declared and kept the news secret to defraud the farmers. It would 1m- bad enough to circulate the story if true, but there is not a vestige of truth in it. The facts arc that the .present candidate for county clerk on the Democratic ticket had severed ids connections with his father - business six years before the assignment was made. Mr. Wehansen was a- much in the dark on his father’s bnsi ties.- as an outsider. Such stories and similar ones are being made to catch a stray vote here and there, hut it is said the county people are loth to give an ear to the miserable tales now afloat. NOW BRICK PAVEMLNT IS LAID ARC LIGHTS WILL BURN. After several months of anxiety Eighth and Commercial streets have been paved with brick and now Manitowoc boasts of two fairly good thoroughfares It is only a matter of a very little time until the streets will he lighted by arc lights This is an improvement that the resi dents and businessmen are looking fore ward to with unusual interest CUPID’S BUSY WEEK AT THE OFFICE OF COUNTY CLERK. Tin- past week was a busy one 1 >r Cu pid at tlie county clerk's office. Sixteen couples sought the needed papers to per mit them to enter the marriage state. Their names follow: Jacob Bernbanl Ida Stahl. Manitowoc Adolph Swejdar Manitowoc Emma Vimlra I'oopci-Ktown: Louis Stastny.iClm-agi- Amelia Jaebimstal. Mairtowoe: Boleslav Uospodarek Mary.jamm Mrotek Manitowoc Emil Kiefer Milwaukee Emilia Beldam) Manitowoc tJeoi-K*- Umbilici k Anna Wentorf Two Hirers H E. Mason, Kmma l 'ish-r. Pir-iu-es Creek lb-la -*-■• M'le-ty .Illlt: ■ ... isoll Cm to John Spotlel Pauline Besiua. Raton Peter Henson. Helena Anhalt. Raton: Win Wegner Metomer, Rond dn La muty Bertha <>lpp Cooperstown Peter Hathsaek. Franklin. Rosa Tetzlaff Kossuth: Joe A SUgi-r. Stazie Cluzi-k franklin: Louis Medaus. (Hilda Kappleuiun Manitowoc: Josephs. Sehroeder Isabel Well Two Rivers No Municipal Ownership. At the council meeting held this week Alderman Rancher presented a report asking that the purchase el the electric light plant In- submitted to a vote of tin people at the spring election, His re commendation was defeated. A cycle race in midoci au took place some time ago on the Empress of Japan bound for Vancouver. in Germany ‘J7 million.- in (Treat Hrit nin ill! millions; in Italy Id millions, ami in Russia 52 inillious. The significance of these figures is increased if we compare them with those of former times. The normal cost ot the armaments of war has of late years enormously increased. The annu al interest on the public debt of the great powers is a war tax Behind this array of facts stands a tragic figure. It speaks of over burdened industries, of a waste of human energy unprofitably en gaged. of the squandering of treasure which might have let light into many lives, of homes made desolate, and all this, too often, without reoomjiense in the thought that the sacrifices have been made for the love of country or to pre serve national honor or for national safety. When will governments learn the lesson that wisdom and justice in policy are a stronger security than weight ot armamentV Ah wht’ii shall all im*i) ng !*•* niHii s Huh*. Mtifl l’ui\ ■ ikhl I Van* li* lik-a >halt f light, hi t th* Isanti. It is no wonder that men earnest enthusiasts if yon like, impressed with the evils of war. have dreamt the dream that the millennium of peace might lie reached by establishing a nni versa! system of international arbitra tion.’ Mind Bound Steamers. •hi Monday half dozen large lumtier laden schooners came into port, wind hound. They cleared again Tuesday morning with the north wind. TEACHERS WHO VISITED WAUSAU. Attended Joint Educational Ses sion in that City. MOST HOSPITABLY ENTERTAINED. City Opened Its Heart and Home, to Manilowocans. THE MEETINGS WERE A GREAT SUCCESS, Louis G. Buhmrich. Jcnkin Lloyd Jones and A. L. W-nthrop Speak. 800 Delegates Attended the Various Sessions. Twenty Manitowoc teachers, headed by SujHTintendent Fred Christiansen at tended the joint Northeastern and North western Teachers’ association meeting held at Wausau last week, and the re port brought bock by Mr. Christiansen ami Ids fellow educators is very flatter ing for Wansauand the management of the meeting. The following teachers were included in the Manitowoc party: Fred Christiansen. Miss Harrington. H J Evans. MißsHunitrteksoii W H. Luehr Miss Kelley Miss Ruth Armstrong. Ida Olson Miss Pilbohn. Martini < llson Win. Bough ton. Matena Tollsoii. Clara Boughtou. Nora Toll son Miss Lenora Wagner. Alum Halls-rg The delegation left this city hist Tlmrday afternoon and arrived at Wau sau the same night, and the travelers were met at the Northwestern depot by a specially appointed committee and were escorted to various private homes, where the members of the delegation were housed. (hi Friday and Saturday the sessions of the association were attend ed. Mr. Christiansen says that both candidates for governor were slated to speak, hut Mr. LaFollette was unable to be present, Mr, Bohmrich spoke on school law. Tin- features of the sessions, however, were tin- lectures by the Rev. Jcnkin Lloyd .Tones of Chicago ami A E. Wiuthrop of Boston. Tin- meeting was one of the largest in the history of t in- joint association, some Bhi delegates being present. The vari ons sessions were held m the large amli torium of the high school, which seals l.oon jM-rsmiH. Tin- high school as a structure is said to lie one of tin- finest in the state, costing ♦05,( 08 “I can sum up our trip," said Mr. Christiansen, “bv saying Wausau open ed her heart and homes to us, ALVINA WINS CLP. M. II- Murphy’s Loving Cup Goes to J. 11. Keith- Alvina, John Keith’s last mare, wins the loving cup presenter! by M II Murphy for the best time in a half mile matinee event, faced by a running - horse she covered the distance in 1;(lK*q, lowering George C’s record two seconds. DEMOCK MIC Ml MINOS SCHEDLEOI) 10 SOON TAKE PEACE. The following is the schedule of l)em j ocratic meetings so far arranged Place Hall Time Newton Town House 4Vt. 24 Rapids Zimmers Oet. 2ft Nerd 1,...Us Oct.:;? Hast win Zanders Cato Cato hall Meeme Hlreh's clevelaml Lilierty hall Daral.ee Htroitfs Oet. 2S Kossuth Town House Coopers town Diiaings Koalowskev i Mo Kange blue Neskort. Oet ;>> Branch Schaffers. ;ii REAL ESTATE. finite a Number of Transactions Have Taken Place. The following real estate report is compiled for ns by the Manitowoc Conn ty Abstract company, who furnish ab siraefs of title at a moderate cost and look up all property free of charge Walter .I Ureeu to Iks H Itrewer lot I;; and part of lot 1.1. Mk It city of Manitowo. $Jt2Hn, Johanna Sullivan to Daniel Sullivan to ni-ri s see H. Sehleswig, #1 l.onii It llai ten- to Joseph Rnthinansdorter part of lot 1 Idk 27 city of Two River* so.Vi Kinetic Brown to t 'hris. Math an e. j lia I undv 1-1:1 of SO acres see 17. ManltoW.x- sTido Matt Schmitt to Kllen Kahaf lot V. Idk I In Ka< lory Heights tt’-'i Charles W Burtt to Nichola- Nix ker shaeres see as, (tilison, St'Ml Carl peraehke to Kudolph Mueller xo acres see 22 Sehleawig. 12200 Henry Vits to Maintow.x Aluminum Novelty eom|Htn> let-lam! 1 Mk 24H, i• 11v ..| Manlle woe ssmn t rank Huss to Frank Salta (atreel of land six 2. Franklin, *nfto John Hewitt to AIIntI Zeanilu: tin a.-res aee 27, t ’ooperspiwn ft,-mo. Murliara Baumgart to.lohn Buumgart lOaeres ws-r. Olbsen |s*o Biehard Sehreeder te frank Kaufiimu Jr s ■;;> ft of lot, r. and n 2ft ft of lot 7. Idk > i ip „| TANARUS „ Rivers tn fin. Charles W l,eit i 11/ to Kinil F Mahnke lot Illk J. in IjClterilZ. s Sts- reallllV ot lot S seed) Manitowoc, 122/1 Nleliolas N'ocker to ( 'harles w Burtt ')< a< r.- s. c ti, \t ishlcott imho < 'hrlstlun S.'hiiniiiehitennig to John Ixnsdorl par. e ■ of land see 12. Newton sti Harriet |; P,a.-on to Frank F (iuyles lots 24 2"> 2H and 27 of A W Bnelssnl.dv pi ,M Mn j towoe, tl Adam Kaxmlriskl to John Havliuek lot 12. Mk 140 . ityof Manltowe. fi'.o Mary Walt et al to Mar . Watt t al 40 acres se Ik and part of see :m franklin ISdll). EX-CONGRESSMAN WELLS IS HOPEFUL OF THE SIXTH DISTRICT. Former Congressman Owen A. Wells was in Manitowoc lust Saturday for a few hours. Mr. Wells is as earnest a Democrat as ever and firmly believes that Mr. Bryan will be elected. Sjw-ak ing of the contest in the Sixth district Mr. Wells was moved to say; “1 believe that James W Watson is making such a strong canvass that it is not jxissihle to beat him. in our section of the district he is on top. He is an able campaigner, a first rate fellow, all of which makes him a dangerous oppon ent of Mr. Davidson's. This is not a campaign of sentiment or personalities. Men this year will vote for issues and not for good fellows. Should tie- Demo crats carry the district and I am hopeful they will, then Manitowoc county and city need have no regrets." TO SOLVE POOR PROBLEM. Alderman Biegel informed the council that something must be done to care for flu- city poor. Last year the poor had cost the city but this year they would cost ♦B,OOO Alderman Pohl was requested to name a committee to act with county Poor committee to help solve the problem of caring fm flu poor. Granted Street Car Ordinance. At a meeting of the city conocilThom tis Higgiu was granted a street car Iran close by flu- unanimous vote of the coun cil. Alderman Canright Resigns. Alderman Cauright, who has repre sented tin- second ward in the common council of the city has resigned owing to tin- fact that he lias removed into mi other part of Manitowoc. Returns In Home of His Youth. .Tames Johnson of Livingston. Mont., is in the city for a two weeks' visit and lit-called at The Pilot otth-*. He is an old Gibson boy, but who went West to tempt fortune and retains having had a fair measure of success. He says Mniituiia is liei omiiig rapidly populated At Hie Matinee. The matinee of the local Hiding and DrivingChib was lu-ld yesterday In class B. Aaron Torrison's horse was first Time was 118 and 11 I In the buggy race Emil Sixta took tin- first heat ('bat-lie boy finishing in I 87 Dempsey - Judie second and Henry Torrison s | horn- third. “DRJCES I CREAM BftHlnS Powder In Use the most Economical Greater in leavening strength, a spoonful raises more dough, or goes further. Working uniformly and perfectly, it makes the bread and cake always light and beautiful, and there is never a waste of good flour, sugar, butter and eggs. With finer food and a saving of money comes the saving of the health of the family, and that is the greatest economy of all. PBICE BAKING POWDER CO., N °" SiVSiV®" CHICAGO. ‘ ,,M ‘heap hui atf ,lear at am pne* N >.auic tbc> cuiium alum, a iortu,ve poison. WHOLE NO. 2186 May raise an OBJECTION. Property Owners “Kick" on the Site of (ias Plant. NOXIOUS GASSES DAMAGE PROPERTY- False Notions Abroad Concerning Gas Works. PETITION COL'NCII, AGAINST THE SITE. Experience Shows (hat Yen Little Odor Comes From Gas Plants Most Works Located in the Center of Populous Districts. j Si nut' uf the residents adjoining the property where the (fas company intend to locate its plant are objecting against its < lection. They say that theconvert ei. ii Imilt at the Brandt ice house will have the effect of depreciating the value of propertv. Ix'cause there will lie emit ted from the works a peculiarly nasty odor. For several days there has Is-en talk of petitioning the city council, asking it to forbid the erection of the plant at this spot, but though the neighbors have done considerable talking abont the jte i tition no definite step has been taken to [ ward this end From those who are in a jsition to know the statement is made that the I<>- cation of the gas plant might be on Highth street without causing the least discomfort to the jieople so far as the odor is concerned. be gas plant is no greater nuisance than .he boiler works or any other factory, it is pointed out that in many of the large cities the gas works are surrounded by large jmpnla tions and no objection is made. Here gas is manufactured from the coal and distributed. The Manitowoi lie compam do not anticipate much trouble from the (sUi tion. because the lielief is rife that once tin- objectors understand the ip.iest.ion I hey will ceasi to kb K The company is pushing its gas mains with all possible dispatch, and it is uu derstood that b\ next June Manitowoc will be supplied with this very neces sary illumination Beautiful and valuable presents in our crockery department Tin I’kium.k's Savim.s Bank