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VOLUME XLIII.-NO, 22.
FIRST WHITE MAN IN COUNTY. Dr. Kemper Throws Historical Light on Subject. HE TELLS OF NICOLLET'S JOURNEY. Arrived Here When Indians Were in Force- CHARMING SKETCH OF FORMER DAYS. Researches Which Will be Read With Interest Because of Subject and Way it is Handled. The following local historical sketch is from the pen of Dr. W. G. Kemper: "Samuel Champlain, the Governor of New France, in 1609 entered the north ern part of what is now New York with a war party of Algonquins, and near Lake Champlain defeated a party of Iroquois. The thunder and execution of his arquebus striking them with ter ror, and impelling them to flight. By this insignificant battle he gained for the French the hatred of the Five Na tions, the most powerful and warlike tribes in the country. Prevented by them from exploring the country to the south, the French penetrated westward along the turbulent Ottowa river and the north shore of Lake Ontario to the waters of-Lake Huron. These zealous missionaries, remarkable explorers and thrifty traders often met Indians who dwelt beyond the waters of the great lakes and described that country in glowing colors; landed the valor and dexterity of the inhabitants and the wealth and the might of the natives. They spoke of a fabulous mine from which came copper ore. which some of them had in their possession. “It was the general belief that China lay to the west of the waters of the great lakes, and could be reached by a river leading to that great empire; and the description of the Indians seemed to verify this supposition. When the ex aggerated accounts of this region reach' ed the ears of the governor at Quebec he decided to send a message to these natives to discover the all important passage to China, and to encourage peace with them and the French, with a view of promoting trade. The discov ery of the copper mine, which was sup posed to be located on an island in the lake known as Le hacihs Puuns, (Green Bay ; was also of great importance. “Among the followers of the govern or was a young man by the name of Jean Nicollet, an independent trader or coureur du hois. He had for a number of years lived among the Algonquins, had shared the abominations of their cabins, and had been adopted by a mem ber of the tribe. Thus he learned their language and became a valued counsel or. The rough and precarious existence in the dense wilderness was to him an ideal life, and one tie preferred to all the comforts of civilization. This man Champlain chose, first as an Indian in terpreter; and then as his ambassador to a region as distant, as dangerous, and as unknown as was central Africa be fore the discoveries of Stanley. “He started on bis journey in July 1634, fourteen years after the landing of the Puritans at Plymouth, accompanied by some Catholic priests, who were glad of an opportunity to reach the Huron country under the guidance of a man so well versed in the lore of the woods. They proceeded up the St. Lawrence river to the mouth of the Ottawa at Montreal, then up this wild stream, with its hundred of falls and rapids, through dense swamps and tangled un derbrush, until almost exhausted, and tortured by millions of mosquitoes, they arrived at Allnmette Island. Here the missionaries remained, and Nicollet with seven Hurcus continued his journey alone. From early morn till late at they paddled up the turbulent river, or carried their canoes passed the rapid* and falls, over stones, logs and wind rows, through the brambles and thick ets that lined the stream. Now knee ! deep in the ooze of the swamps, now clambering over a tangle of rotting logs and stumps and again on the swiftly flowing river. When they reached the neighborhood of Lake Nippissing they carried their frail boats across the ford, end glided among the wild beauties of this body of water, thence down the French river to Georgian Bay. They had now reached the verge of the fron tier known to the whites in those days. Besides Nicollet and Champlain, but few missionaries and traders bad pene trated the wilderness to this point. Be yond lay a region unknown, untrodden by civilized man, a region dark and mysterious, inhabited according to the superstitions natives by mighty manito*, terrible demons, and bloodthirsty ogres. "Turning north they coasted along the THE MANITOWOC PILOT. shore, and eventually entered the chan-! nel which separates the mainland from the Manitoulia islands, the house of the i Ottawas. Like gems of emerald, many of these little isles lay upon the tranquil waters, their shores lapped by the maundering wavelets, glistening in the sunlight. On the sandy banks of these parcels of land they rested, and took their simple meals, consisting mainly of pounded corn, variated occasionally by a tish or a fowl. Wherever night found them they slept, creeping under their overturned canoes when the air was cold or wet; or in tine weather, under the canopy of the starry heavens, or in the mystic light of the moon sailing grandly among the clouds they lay around their dimly flickering fire, until the eastern sky was paled by the morn ing. Day by day they skirted the strange shores until they had threaded their way to the outlet of Lake Superior. Here they took a long rest among the Chippeway Indians, where Nicollet gained new T information regarding the regions lying toward the south vest. Paddling up the straits of Mackinaw ' they entered Lake Michigan and con tinued along the north shores until they reached the outlet of Green Bay They skirted the west shore and at length en countered the Menominies, at a river which now bears that name. They were of a lighter complexion than any Indi ans Nicolet had ever seen and he believ ed them to be natives of Cathay, the Celestial Empire. That these people might not take him and his companions for enemies he drove two sticks in the ground and hung presents upon them, and gaining their confidence he was told that the Winuebagos whom he had come all this distance to visit were two days’ journey toward the south. Messengers were sent to inform them of the distinguished stranger and he was invited to visit their village with all speed. Nicolet still labored under the mistaken opinion that he had reached the frontier of the Chinese empire, and wishing to show the inhabitants the proper respect, he clothed himself in a robe of damask, strewn with flowers and birds of various colors: and as soon as he came to the village, which stood near the site of Green Bay, he fired off two pistols. The women and children seeing the pale faced wonder who car ried thunder in his hands, fled in dis may, crying ‘manito! manito!’ (a spirit, a spirit.) “The news of his coming spread rapid ly and thousands of Indians from vil lages near and far came to see him. He was banqueted and celebrated in the homes of many chiefs. Hundreds of beavers, the choicest of dogs and other toothsome morsels of the savages were devoured out of respect for the distin guished foreigner. After sojourning with the hospitable savages for a time he continued his journey, penetrating the wilderness as far as Portage, then he proceeded south to the Illinois coun try, and thence returned, probably along the west shore of Lake Michigan, becoming acquainted with the Potta watamies with whom he tarried for a time. This wonderful man who made this voyage of 2500 miles in a bark ca noe. undaunted by perilous rapids, treacherous seas, strange savages and hidden dangers of every kind, in all probability, camped under the sighing pines that crowned the hill tops along the shores of this county, when the seas were high, or when the shades of night reminded them that it was time to take their frugal meal. The strange sound of his weapon startled the deer, or was answered by the snarl of the wildcat or the howl of the wolf. The voyagers re turned by the way they came and at last reached Quebec and rendered L ! s report. ’’ 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 ed for The Pilot on Mar, 6. Potatoes -57 Wheat.—Spring -70 Wheat—White Winter -70 Hye -55 Barley -58 Oats -40 Corn -68 Hay 8 00-900 Butter 18-24 Eggs 17-18 Salt per bbl 60-90 Wood 400-5 00 Peas —White -90 Peas—Marof at 1.20 Peas —Green..... 1-10 Peas—Scotch 1-20 Wool -14 RETAIL. Flour Patent 2.00 “ Daisy 1.70 “ Rye 1.60 Midling 1.15 Coarse Meal 1.40 Fine “ 1.65 Oil “ 1.75 Ethel (coyly)—What a pretty mouth you have! It ought to be on a girl's face. Jack—l seldom miss an opportunity. MUSICAL RECITAL WAS A SUCCESS. r Held at the Home of Mayor Rahr on Monday Evening - ARTISTS OF NOTE THE PERFORMERS — The Spacious Parlor Crowded by Society Folks. A NIGHT LONG TO BE REMEMBERED. William Jaffe, an Accomplished Violinist. Renders Charming Melodies on His Chosen Instrument. The recital given under the auspices of the Monday Musical club on Monday night at the home of Mayor Rahr was artistically and socially a decided suc cess. The club has been congratulated upon its efforts to interpret to the music lovers of the city classic melodies end harmonies corresponding to the spirit in which they were written by the great masters of musical art. The performers came from out of the city and they practically gave their services for the pleasure of being here. William Jaffe delighted the audience with several violin solos which were appreciated and applauded. In his chosen profession he is an artist. His touch combines deli cacy and strength and his execution de monstrated his mastery of tlie instru ment and the pieces he rendered. The 'cello playing of William Ruep ing was superb, as was the performance of Alexander Zenile, of Appleton, who presided at the piano. Henry Clark sang several baritone solos and Charles Hambitzer, of Milwaukee, pianist and Carl Woempner, also of Milwaukee, flutist, did very excellent work. The programme was as follow’s; Prelude Rachmaninoff Nocturne —Eine Sommernacht —Griey Trio. Op. 112-Allegro and Scherzo -Raff Violin Soli. a. Romance Svendson b. Mazurka Wiyniawski Vocal Solo—Nnr uer die Sehnsucht Kent Tschaikowsky Trio. Op. 49 —Allegro con. motto and An Xante Mendelssohn Cello Soli. a. Bercew’se (Jocelyn) Godard b. The Swan Saint Saens Flute Solo —Fantasie Norma. Trio. Op. 42 Allegro auimonto and Finale Gade Raphsodie Liszt J. L. HEMPTON’S CASE GOES TO BROWN COUNTY COURT. Judge Kirwan has ordered a change of venue to Brown county in the case of James L. Hempton who is to be retried on the charge of murder. This takes the case far enough from the county to be satisfactory to the defendant's attor neys. The court is now sitting and the trial will likely come up at this term. Judge Hastings presides. L R. PEEBLES RESIGNS FROM THE SEATING COMPANY’S WORKS. Superintendent L. R, Peebles resigns from the American School Furniture company’s employ to accej t the position of superintendent of the Illinois Re frigerator company, Morrison, 111. Mr. Peebles has rendered faithful work for the factory for the past ten years, and his departure is regretted. John Baln son is to succeed him. LIBRARIAN VON BRIESEN Submits Her Figures on Circulation for 1 Past Week. Miss Von Briesen, librarian of the j Manitowoc public library submits her fig-1 ures, showing the circulation statistics foi the past weekending Mar. 1. They are: General, 11;philosophy, 3; religion, 4; sociology, 16; natural science 17; useful arts, 7; tine arts 17; history, 36; travel. 47; biography,s3;literature, 867; Total 1079 Of these 99 were German, 15 Polish, 17 Bohemian, 16 Norwegian. Daily aver age was 179. The total circulation for the month o Feb. was ,3942 and the daily average for Feb. was 171. Henriette von Briesen. Wish them Vaccinated. The health officers of the city have issued an appeal which is included in the advertising col umns of the Pilot, asking the people as a whole to submit to vaccination. It should be stated here that there is no sign of any epidemic and the apja-al is simply made as a precaution. The city is just its healthy as can be and the mild cases of chicken pox are absolutely I harmless. Let there l>e no fear on ac count of rumored smallpox. MANITOWOC, WIS., MARCH 6. 1902. FORTY HOURS’ DEVOTION CLOSES TONIGHT AT ST. BONIFACE’S. The service of the Forty Hours' devo tion has been in progress at the church of St. Boniface for the past three days and it will close this evening with special prayers and the Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. During the period of the exposition and at all the masses the edifice has been crowded by members of the church. The altar was tastefully decorated. MISS SUSIE WALKER TO BE MARRIED TO RAMUS COLE. Miss Susie Walker, eldest daughter of Win. A. Walker, of Milwaukee former ly of Manitowoc, is to be married on Saturday to Ramus Cole of Madison, in the forenoon. Miss Walker is well know’ll to the Manitowoc society folks through her lung residence in this city. She is quite a popular girl and Has many friends and well wishers here. Mr. Cole, her mtnre husband, has charge of the telephone system in Madison, and it is said he is exceedingly bright with the prospects good for the days to come. The bride and groom will make a short honeymoon in the south,after which they will take up their residence in Madison. MOVEMENT OF PERSONS TO AND FROM MANITOWOC. John Ihlenfeldt of Algoma is in the city this week visiting friend- and rela tives. M. H. Murphy has gone to New York to attend the annual meeting of the American School Furniture company. Chas. Salak and Mrs. Salak attended the Kubelik entertainment in Milwau kee on Sunday. Dr. H. L. Banzhaf was in Chicago on Wednesday. Henry Burger arrived home from Chicago on Tuesday evening T. W. Gray is in Oshkosh. Frank and Mrs. Miller spent Sunday in Milwaukee. Hon. M. Kirwan left for rund du Lac on Monday, where he is presiding at court. Adelbert Schmidt was in Milwaukee on Tuesday. M. H. Dempsey returned from Cbica go on Monday. Thus. E. Torrison, has gone South on a long journey. He touched at Chica go, St. Louis and is now at Hot Springs, Ark. FATHER RYAN 0E MAPLE GROVE ON ST. PATRIK’S DAY. The Rev. Father Ryan, of Maple Grove, requests The Pilot to say. that the St. Patrick’s Day celebration, March 17, has been changed from ('ato to Maple Grove. This lias been done at the re quest of the business men of the Grove w’ho are anxious to make the occasion a very jubilant one. The program has al ready been arranged and it will be full of entertainment for those who will be present. EXAMINE MEN UNDER THE NEW BOOK 01 RULES. For the past few weeks the employes of the Chicago and North-western Rail road company have been undergoing an examination under the new rules lately issued. The entire book of rules, num bering 1900, affects the while system. The men in Manitowoc were examined last Saturday by Road master Cornell, of Kankanua. The rules go into effect on he Ist of April. SPRING ELECTION COMES ON APRIL IST OF THIS YEAP. The annual spring election takts place this year on April Ist, and an ef fort will be made by both parties to ad vance only good men for the nomina tion. Chairman Nolan, of the Demo cratic County committee, is taking an active interest in the election, being an ardent opponent of excessiv* 'Municipal expenditures. He has made his position plain: retrenchment of expenditures, to enable a reduction in assessment. Skat Players in Milwaukee The following skat players took part in a tournament in Milwaukee on Sunday: C. H. Tegen, E. Teitgen. C. E. Spind ler, N. E. Stephenson, L. Kunz, M. Reiss Ed. Herman, John Schreihardt, (leo. Urban. Dr. F. (if hbeand W. F. Brandt a.id in the morning Dr. Thurtell, C F. 1 Fechter and Edward Fricke joined tin players in the Cream city. WRITES ABOUT NAVY LIFE. A Cato Boy Communicates With Dr. O’Connell. MUCH SPECTACULAR KNOCKED OUT- No Snap to Don the Navy flue of Government. THE MIN ART; SUBJECT ’TO SNEERS. Though all of Them Have a Sufficient Amount of Patriotism to Hold Up Is Temperance a Virtue? C. P. Vogel, of Cato, who has entered the navy writes Dr. O'Connell as fol lows concerning life at sea: “As you may know, and most certainly yon do, a sailor's life is very much hampered by the unscrupulous verdict of an unfair public, who consider Uncle S im's jackies, without exception, a set of men who consider intemperance a virtue, and live by it. 1 find that cities along the coast are a regular purgatory to a young boy who has all his life been used to look every one straight in the face. People in these seaport towns actually turn away when they meet a sailor. Now this feeling and such plain acti ms, and such snubs, 1 find must go to the very core of a young man’s nature, and this alone would almost lend one to dislike our glorious navy. Asa body, the navy, our navy, is certainly praised but individually the men are abhorred. It is to be hoped that such a feeling may gradually disappear and be replaced by one of loyal adherence to those who at tended the same schools as those who now wear a frock coat instead of the navy blue. Are we not men as well as others who possibly sit on a high chair, or handle the levet of n machine, or fol low the plow and hide their faults tin der a swallow-tail or behind the apron strings of some beloved one. 1 will try not to be affected by such unfair treat ment but live a life of duty in spite of all such foolish ideas of the people as well as the press. Enough of tnis how. ever. It pains me to know this but 1 have the courage to dismiss the subject with a bow. “The Prairie lies now off the island of Trinidad in the Gulf of Paria. As we steamed in here, coming from Martin ique, I saw three magnificent English cruisers patrol up and down the coast apparently watching interests in the pitch lake district. To give you an idea of the looks and size of the Prairie 1 will say that she is too feet l.mg, 45 feet beam and draws 24 feet of water. Her bunkers are capable of holding 1200 tons of coal, “In order to give ns a chance to get used to the sea and the workings of a ship we must necessarily make this training cruise. The course cut out for the Prairie is not so very interesting, yet we are enabled to see much of the world. From here we will go to Bar badoes, Guantanamo, Havana, Key West, San Juan, Maderia, Teneriffe, Horta (Foyal) and then back to the Koads. As yon may know we have to do our own scrubbing and do it well at that. Every one must have just so much clothing, no more no less, and every article must be marked. It is hard to scrub in salt wafer hut we have fresh water in plenty, by means of con densors. We also carry an ice machine and hence have ice in reality. This is veiy necessarry as the climate here is none too cool. We are only eleven de grees north of the equator. Were it not for the cool wind, which blows everv dav, we certainly would find this hot weather unbearable. As I may have said before, most of my shipmates found that going out to sea for the first time is no sport.” BUILDING AND LOAN ASSOCIATION NEARS END 01 FISCAL YEAR. The annual directors’ meeting of the Manitowoc Building and Loan associa tion will be held next Tuesday evening to go over the financial statements prior to the annual meeting of stockholders which will l>e held in April. The asso ciation is in a flourishing condition and the showing to be made will be good. Now Collector Schultz. Transfer of the properties and books of the office of custom house collector was made by re tiring officer Sedgwick to Fred C. Schultz, last Saturday, tin- recently ap pointed incumbent. The office will hereafter be located in the store con ducted by Mr. Schultz. Register Took Place To enable men to vote a registry had to be taken land offices were opened Monday and Tuesday for this purpose. HOW TO PREVENT LOSS CAUSED BY THE OAT SMUT.! Bulletin No. 91, recently issued by j the Experiment Station, Madison, is of great importance to Wisconsin farmers. This bulletin shows that last season the farmers of our state lost over $6,000,000 through damages caused by oat smut. Many farmers who thought that there was no oat smut in their fields lost from j ■ > to 20 per cent, of the crop from this ! cause. Tlie bulletin tells how through i the use of a chemical which can be ob j taintd at any drug store seed oats may be treated so as to entirely prevent smut. Such treatment costs but one cent per bushel of seed, and is easily applied. The bulletin .vill be sent free to all farmers upon request. Address Agri cultural Experiment Station. Madison. Wis., asking for bulletin No. 91. COUNTY PERSONS WHO were SEEN IN rilE CITY DURING THE WEEK Fred Massman of Nero, paid a pleas ant vi>it to the Pilot office today. Joe Swacina, of Tans, was in ihe city this week Paul Kortes. of Northeim, was in the city on Monday. Frank Barfa of Branch, was seen in the city on Tuesday. Frank Denk of Kellnersville, was at the Pilot ullii-o on Monday. John Wanish gave the Pilot a wel come call on Saturday. August Kichoefer was in the city on Monday. John Meisnest, of Branch, was in the city today. Fred (lottery, of Valders was in the city on Tuesday. O. K. Wigen, of Eaton, was seen in the city on Tuesday. Jus. Unlit/, of Melnik returned front Milwaukee on Wednesday, where he had gone In see Prince Henry. Deaths of a Week. Miss Nellie Finch, daughter of J. W. and Mrs, Finch, of Liberty, died last Thursday evening. Miss Finch suffered for some time with tuberculosis and her death was anticipated. She was a young girl of charming personal quali ties, who greatly endeared herself to the many friends she had. The burial took place on Saturday, the funeral mass be ing said at < )sman Catholic church. T. G. Mandt. of Stoughton, Mrs. Gus tav Torrison's father, died last Monday. FOR KENT The Platt farm consist ing of l ss acres, one half mile from city limits. For terms apply to 4t27 Julius Lindstedt & Cos. ROYAL * B r Ma.kes Brewed With Royal Baking Powder there is no mixing with the hands, no sweat ot the brow. Perfect cleanliness, greatest facility, sweet, clean, healthful food. The ” Royal Baker anv Pastry Alum is used in some baking powders and Cook" containing over Son In most of the so-called phosphate pow niost practical and valuable ders because it is cheap, ana makes a cooking receipts—free to every cheaper powder. But alum is a corrosive patron. Send postal card poison which, taken in food, acts injur wah your full address. tously upon the stomach, liver and ktducy*. royac AKia aowoaa 00.. too wiuiam t . miw roan. WHOLE NO f /258. $75,000 m A NEW POSTOFFiCE. x James H. Davidson luirodu .j a Bil! into Congress. IT IS NOW PENDING IN W ASHINGTON. A Site Must First be Procured Inder Terms of Bill. A BUILDING Vm MUCH NEEDED The Appropriation May Pass at This Ses sion of Congress, This Being Mr. Davidson's Last Term. Congressn: in Davidson Inis introduced ;i bill into th House of Representatives of the nation; I congress for the erec tion of a postoi ce at Manitowoc, the cost not to exceed 000. The follow ing is the hill in full A BILL. For the erection of a public building at Manitowoc. Wisconsin. He it resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Cnittd States of America in Congress as semhled. That the Secretary of the Treasury lie, and is hereby, authorized and directed to purchase or otherwise provide a site and cause to he erected thereon a substantial and commodious building, with fireproof vaults, for the accomodation of the postoilice and for other government uses, it Manitowoc, in the State of Wisconsin The site and building thereon, when completed upon plans and specifications to be previously made and approved by ttie Secretary of the Treasury, shall not exceed the cost of seventy-five thousand dollars: nor shall any site be purchased until esti mates for the erection of a building which will furnish sufficient accomoda tions for the transaction of the public business, and which shall not exceed in cost the balance of the sum here limited after tin* site shall have been purchased and paid for. shall have been approved by th" Secretary of the Treasury; and no purchase of site nor plan for said : building shall be approved by the Sec ! retary of the Treasury involving an ex ! penditure exceeding the said sum ( f | seventy-five thousand dollars for site i and building; and the site purchased shall leave the building unexposed to danger from tire by an open space of at least forty feet, including streets and alleys. MARRIAGE LICENSES. County Clerk Edward Schafibiud is sued the following marriage license- for the week just past (luido Klemune, of Sheboygan Falls, to Alvena Kaumanu, of Meeme. Adversity may have its uses, but it s the abuse thereof that makes a man sure.