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Manitowoc Boy’s Brav
ery on Battle Field.
Loved by All His Companions in
Soldier Attire.
First Step Upward Was Sergeant then
Commissary Sergeant.
An account of His Life After Leaving
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
“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
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Flour Patent 2.35 j
“ Daisy 2.00
“ Bye. 100
Midling... - on
Coarse Meal 1.00
Fine “ 1.15 ;
Oil “ 1,701
Big Meeting's Are Being: Held in
The County.
Silent Republicans Determined to Vote
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-!
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
Attended Joint Educational Ses
sion in that City.
City Opened Its Heart and Home, to
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,
M. II- Murphy’s Loving Cup Goes to J. 11.
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
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
i Mo
Kange blue Neskort. Oet ;>>
Branch Schaffers. ;ii
finite a Number of Transactions Have Taken
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).
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."
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
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.
In Use the most Economical
Greater in leavening strength, a
spoonful raises more dough, or goes
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.
CHICAGO. ‘ ,,M ‘heap hui atf ,lear at am pne* N
>.auic tbc> cuiium alum, a iortu,ve poison.
WHOLE NO. 2186
May raise an
Property Owners “Kick" on the
Site of (ias Plant.
False Notions Abroad Concerning Gas
Experience Shows (hat Yen Little Odor
Comes From Gas Plants Most Works
Located in the Center of Populous
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
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
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

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