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VOLUME XLIV.-NO. 15.
’ROE. KELLER’S NEW METHOD Df ProiPotintfStudents is Working Exceedingly Well IE WRITES OF THE SEMESTER PLAN Sow in Vogue in the Schools of Man itowoc. jREAT ADVANTAGE TO THE STUDENTS Those Who Have Ability Can Forge Ahead and Those a Little Slow Have Great Opportunities. An article contributed by Principal Keller of the Northside school on the semester plan uow in vogue iu the schools is as follows: On the basis of the benefits derived from the semester plan a few changes in the standards and conditions for pro motion were necessary. The plan of promoting students semi-annually has among others the following advan tages: (a). Each Student will be more near ly iu the subject and in the class in which he can do the best work. It is easy to see that it is detrimental to the student to be in a class so far in advance of his ability that he gets nothing from the subject as far as power goes. A general passing average may defeat this end. The semester plan with the re quirement of a definite pass mark in each subject prevents a student’s getting into a class for which he is not fitted. (b.) If a student fails it puts him back a half year at the most, and only a short time if he is able and willing to work ahead of his class as he ought to be able to do taking the subject the second time. (c) It enables students, who are stronger than their average companions to forge their way ahead. (and) In a degree it enables him to do work in two sections at the same time in different subjects, if, for instance, he were very weak in arithmetic at the time of promotion but strong in all other subjects he can go ahead in the other subjects but remain until the arithmetic work is strengthened with a lower grade in this subject. The limitations on thir are explained in the table of percentages below: “In accordance with this purpose the following regulations go into effect this semester regarding the promotions of pupils: “I. A standing of 75 per cent, (i final and i class standing) is required in each of the regular subjects including, read ing, mathematics, language, grammar, geography and history in order that he may be promoted. However if a student fails in one subject but has in his other regular subject a standing in each of 90 per cent., he goes to the next section for the subjects in which he did work but does not receive his promotion card, nor is he considered promoted, until the sub ject is brought op, the time for which is not limited. “11. The final standing must how ever be at least 65 per cent, otherwise the student fails in the subject even though his class average brings him 75 per cent. “HI. In writing, spelling, sewing, nature study and music, a failure in but one of these promotes a student. Such deficiency, however, should be made up if possible at once. In case all the reg ular subjects give the student 90 per cent, in each, he may be promoted even though he fails in the two of the second ary subjects. “IV. Two successive failures in the same subject shall, however, fail the stu dent no matter what his other records may be. “V. The standard of passing is put at 75 per cent, since the high school average required is 75 per cent. Stud ents coming from work with a lower standard find it difficult to handle the work done on a higher standard. This change makes the pass mark uniform throughout the system., viz. 75 per cent (i final plus i class standing). “It is urged that progress be not measured by the number of sections passed in a year, but by the quality of the work done in each section. A qual itative training is more essential for suc cess than a quantitative training. The habit of doing first rate work is worth more in the practical life than the sim ple knowledge of facts for men are not measured so much by what they think or know as by what they do and can do. Parents should bear in mind that it is the earnest purpose of the administra tion to do for the student what is best for him, which should not be confound ed with passing students every semester, for these are two entirely different things. A student’s ability is not al ways commensurate with the number of grades through which he has passed or was passed.” THE MANITOWOC PILOT. MOVEMENTS OF PERSONS TO AND FROM MANITOWOC J. Johanek of Tisch Mills was in the city, Monday. Senator Randolph returned to Madi son on Monday. Henry Vits has been in Milwaukee for several days. J. Benesh of Nero sojourned in town a while Monday. W. E. Seibel transacted business in Milwaukee on Monday. Joseph Willot returned to his legis lative duties on Monday. J. G. Kelley returned from his trip to Chicago last Saturday. George Werra was called to Milwau kee on business on Monday. Torrison’s clerks enjoyed a ride to the Halfway House Thmsday. John H. Keith was in Minneapolis this week attending the horse show. A. Liebenow was in Miwaukee last week attending a survivers meeting of veterans of the civil war. Emil Teitgen is attending the con vention t>f the Retail Hardware Deal ers’ association in Milwaukee. Oscar Alter returned to his home last Saturday from St. Louis where he at tended a meeting of the National pickle men. ED. SCHUETTE ABOUT EXPRESSES A SENTI MENT ON MUSIC It was the general judgment of those who heard Kocian on the violin last week that he is a master of technique. His ability along the line indicated is very great indeed. To the larger num ber in the audience, however, his music was out of the reach of their education. After one of the difficult numbers had been rendered, Ed. Schuette walked over to where Henry Hinrichs was sit ting and said: “Henry, If Kocian would play 'On the Swaunee River’ he would tickle the whole audience.” The re mark of Mr. Schuette al>out expressed the feeling of the audience. One of the failures of the great musi cal artists, in reaching the popular heart, is that they substitute technique for melody. The hearers want melody, but the player thinks this is beneath him, so the people who pay the piper must put up with his musical idiosyn crasies. For Chapped face ami Lands use “Hinrichs” Glycerine Cream. It is the best. Sold at Hinrich’s Druo Stork. Better Than Gold “I was troubled for sereral years with chronic indigestion and nervous debility,” writes F. J. Green, of Can caster, N. H. “No remedy helped u.e until 1 began using Electric Bitters, which did me more good than all the medicines 1 ever used. They have also kept my wife in excellent health for years. She says Electric Bitters are just splendid for female troubles; that they are a grand tonic and mvigorator for weak, run down women. No other medicine can take its place in our family.” Try them. Only 50c. Satis faction guaranteed by Henry Hinrichs. Farm For Sale The Krueger estate 100 acres of land, all under cultivation one mile and a half north-west of Zander P. O. Wm. Krueger Pub. Jan. 10, 23, 30, Feb. 5. The Easy Pill DeWitt’s Little Early Risers do not gripe nor weaken the system. They cure billiousness, jaundice, constipation and inactive livers, by arousing the se cretions, moving the bowls gently, yet effectually, and giving such tone and strength to the glands of the stomach, liver and bowls that the cause of the trouble is removed entirely. These famous little pills exert a decided tonic effect upon the organs involved, and if their use is continued for a few days there will be no return of the trouble. Schmidt Bros. C. A. Qroffman. MARRIAGE LICENSES. County Clerk Eld. Schafllaud has is sued the following marriage licenses Anton Hochman of Kossuth to Katie Vondrach of Maple Grove. Anton Bourill of Manitowoc to Katie Murkoski of Manitowoc. BIG STORM OVER COUNTY County Roads Blocked by Bi g Drifts EASTERN PORTION GETS IT WORSE Brought the City Trade Almost to a Standstill TPE JURYMEN HAD TO STOP OVER NIGHT Were Not Able to Traverse the Roads— Interurban Cars did not Run; Neither Did the City Cars The storm which commenced on Tuesday night and which continued the better part of Wednesday greatly im peded travel on the country roads, so much so, that the farmers were unable to come to the city. It has been several years since a snow storm of such sever ity visited this city and the surround ing country. What made it very dis agreeable was the fact of a big drift at the time the snow was descending. On some of the country roads so bad was the drift that the farmers were absolutely blocked in. This was practically the case in the eastern part of the county. In those exposed portions where the wind had a clean sweep from the lake. In the city the snow in some places was banked twenty feet high. It was practically impossible to keep the side walks clear during the greater portion of the day, because of the high winds towards the latter part of the afternoon, however, the wind moderated and that allowed the down town portion of the city, a chance to get the pavements straightened out. AH the railroads reported trains late from one to three hours. The drifts on the tracks in some places were quite considerable, and the wonder was that greater delays were not reported. The railroad tracks are now in fairly good shape and trains will be able to run along the schedule time. The men serving on the jury who live in the country were unable to go home last night owing to the condition of the roads. Most of them were through with their work, and had the roads been in good shape they would have been able to reach their homes last night. All the merchants reported very poor trade. There was absolutely no farmer business, and the city trade was only meagre because no one ventured out who was not compelled to do so. Most of the orders went to the store by tele phone. The traction cars were unable to run during yesterday. THINKS MANITOWOC BEER IS NOT RIVALED ANYWHERE When the violinist Kocian was here, to give a concert '.ast week, he was met by a number of his countrymen who treated him in good Bohemian style. After the music was over, Kocian was induced to try a couple of glasses of Rahr's beer and on drinking it, the young Bohemian was heard to say that it was the finest beer he had imbibed since his visit to this country. He claimed that be had sampled all the Milwaukee beer, but the stuff they brew there was not a marker on that made in Manitowoc. A Weak Stomach Cause a weak body and invites dis ease Kodol Dyspepsia Cura cures and strengthens the stomach, and wards off and overcomes disease. J. B. Taylor, a prominent merchant of Chrisman, Tex., says; “I could not eat because of a weak stomach. I lost all strength and run down in weight. All that money could do was done, but all holies of re covery vanished. Hearing of some wonderful cures effected by use of Kodol. I concluded to try it. The first bottle benefited me, and after taking four bottles 1 am fully restored to my usual strength, weight and health.” Sthmidt Bros. C. A. Grokfman. Nearly Forfeits His Life A runaway almost ending fatally, started a horrible ulcer on the leg of J. B. Orner, Franklin Grove, 111. For four years It defied all doctors and all remedies. But Bucklen's Arnica Salve had no trouble to cure him. Equally good for Burns, Bruises, Skin Eruptions and Piles. 25c at Henry Hinrichs Drug Store. Job Work at The Pilot. MANITOWOC,-WIS., FEBRUARY 5; 1903. ROSE GINZEL IS AWARDED SSOO IN COURT Miss Rose Qinzel the Gibson girl who sued Anton Kittner for breach of pro mise to marry, was awarded SSOO dam ages by the jury in Circuit Court, Wed nesday. The jury delilierated but three hours. The case continued fonr days. REAL ESTATE. Real Estate Transfers since Dec. 22nd, 1902. as reported by the Manito woc County Abstract Cos. Eliza Moeskes to Marie Elmendorf. fjots 19 and 20 of BJk 143, c ity of Man itowoc. |I.OO. Qotfried Abitz and wife to Henry Albert. SE iSEi of Sec 1(1, town of Maple Grove, S3OO, Fred Kiehl and wife to August Mack. Lot 15, Block 51 in village of Reedsville *I3OO. Joun Grumau Jr. and wife to Manito woc Land Cos. WiSE Jof sec. 25, also S $ NE ISE i and SE 1 SE j of sec. 30, all in town of Two Rivers. SI4OO. George Wittmann aue wife to Frank Hueblbauer. NE JNEi of sec. 3 and part NSNW i, all in town of Cato, |5300. Michael Broy and wife to Joseph Scbnell. EiNE i and N ) NEJ of sec. 33 and SW 1 SE i of sec 22, all in town of Eaton. |SOOO. Daniel Kelley to Thos. J. Fenlen. W ) SE i and E i E i of E i SE } all of sec. 84, town of Maple Grove. S4OOO. Sophia Magee to John Holz. NE i SW iof Sec 23, town of Two Rivers. 11250. Edella Grover et. al. to John Holz. Part W i SE lof sec. 23, town of Two Riuers. $2254.06. Sophia Magee Sp. Guard to John Holz W J SE 1 of Sec 23, town of Two Rivers |B6B 94. Louisa Hautzet al InWenzel Moutnik t Lot 3 Blk 267, city of Manitowoc. SI.OO. Walter Pilon to Marguerete Pilon. Part of lot 5, Blk 54 anl(l part of lot 4, blk 64, city of Two Rivers, SI.OO. BUSINESS COLLEGE NOTES. £ The management of the college ie placing several magazines and papers in the college for the student’s use. The Saturday Evening Post, Collier's Weekly. The Bookkeeper, The Chicago Record-Herald. The Manitowoc Daily Herald. The Manitowoc Daily News and the Pilot forms a partial list. Others will be jidded from time to time. # * * George Kiel, one of the students in advanced bookkeeping has accepted a position in Racine. George is an ex emplary young man and his college friends wish him the success which he deserves. * * * Edwin White and George Schmidt have extended their scholarships. The former will work on higher accounting and penmanship while the latter will continue to pursue the stenographic course. # * ' I- Miss Amanda Koebke entered school Monday. She will pursue both the com inercial and stenographic course. # * * The many friends of Frank Tooley will be glad to learn of the rapid ad manceinent he is making in the com mercial world. Mr Tooley has for some tune been bookkeejter for the Racine College but recently accepted a better position in Milwaukee. # * Last Friday's Sheboygan Telegram contained over a column of interesting matter concerning the Wisconsin Busi iness College there. It gave the history of the school, scope of the work and a brief sketch of the six instructors. • Home time ago Mr Dixon sent a page of each of the student s writing to the editor of the Penman’s Art Journal. The editor of the Journal commented very favorably upon the neatness and legibility of the student’s work and give especial praise to the work of William Teisen, for whom ho prophecied a bril liant features as a professional jam man. Thirty five years before the people and more used every year is the record of Hyrup of tar and Wild Cherry and so shows that it can cure a cough. Sch midt Bros INSTITUTES IN THE CITY Will be Held Tomorrow and on Saturday. ABLE MEN WILL BE THE CONDUCTORS State Superintendent Carey will be On Hand ALSO L. D. HARVEY AND C. E. PATZER W ork i? to be Divided Up County Teach ers are Cordially Invited to be Present At the institution of the city school principals there will be held in the city on Friday and Saturday an institute for the teachers of the county. It is an un usual thing that as much talent comes to any one locality as will be here on the two days of the institute. The priii duals have secured the services of the late superintendent of schools, L. D. Harvey, Prof. C. E. Patzer and State Superintendent Charles Cary. The stale superintendent of schools will be here but for one day, and it is the hope that so many of the county teac hers who can will avail themselves of the oppor tunity. While the institute has been organ ized for the purpose of the giving the city teachers the advantage that come from such a source, yet the county teachers will be just as cordially wel come as those who belong to the city proper. This will 1h) the first time that Mr, Harvey has given an institute in the city, and this fact should insure a very large attendance. He has consented to take the subject of English. It will be divided into composition and library reading; English and American litera ture ami the correlation of English with other high school branches. Prof. C. E. Patzer will have charge of the intermediate and grammar sec tion. His general headings are Eooii omy of time in teaching geography; special studies iu the grades and aims of basic and supplemental reading. Mr. Hyer, principal of the Training Scluxil will handle the primary depart ment. His topic will be reading and library work. While Supt. Christian son will not have any control over the institute work, yet he will he mi hand to render whatever assistance that he can. Supt. Cary will deliver an address he fore the teachers ami this will probably lie on Friday. The subject of his talk has not yet lieen announced It is cer tain to be interesting, liecause lie is con sidered an expert on any topic that he discusses. The institute will be held in the First ward public school building and it will be open promptly at 10 o’clock in the morning. It behooves all to 1m on hand promptly if they would reap the bene fits to be derived by the sojourn of these able men in the city. KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS MAY II IK I: TRAIN TO GO TO FOND DU LAC The Knights of Columbus exjiect to hire a special train to take a contingent of Knights to Komi du Lae on Feb. 15, to witness an installation ceremony that is to be performed there that day The plan is to join the Sheboygan Knights in the expenses entailed by the special train. Quite a number of the members have signified their intention of going to Fond du La on that occasion. Henrietta Corn Core, warranted to cure. 350 at Hinkichh I)uru Stouk. Drs, C. W. Heeh ase and (). C. Wern ecke, dentists. Parlors in Wernecke & Schmitz Block if Half Kates to the Mardl (Iras and Winter Resorts. Via the North Western Line On ac count of the Manli Oran at New Orleans and Mobile, excursion tickets will be sold February, 17 to 23, inclusive (and for trains arriving at Mobile or New Orleans by noon of February 34), at one fare for the round trip with favorable return limits Kx torsion tickets are also on sale daily, at reduced rates, to the principal winter resorts in the United States and Mexico. For full information apply to ticket amenta Chicago & North-Western Il’y. Chappino is not greasy nor sticky and free from odor aud goisl for chapped hands. Schmidt Bros. BRIEF ITEMS OF INTEREST IN CITY AND COUNTY His Limu Amputated—The right limb of Fred Moses was amputated at Antigo last week. Mr. Moses is well kuown here. Crushed its Fingers—The four year old child of Mrs. Phillip Smith of Alverno had its fingers crashed by a wringer on Monday. Ran off Track—The interurban trolley car ran oft the track on Sunday afternoon near the half way house Forty passengers were aboard but no one was hurt. Traffic was delayed about two hours. Goes to the Asylum—Peter Kraus, a well-to-do farmer of Gibson, has been adjudged insane and committed to the Northern hospital for insane at Osh kosh for treatment. The examination was conducted Monday. Sues the County Suit in court has been started against Manitowoc county by the authorities of Marathon county for the collection of s7l for the care of Albert Kenast, who was a small pox patient there last year. Woman Makes Attack—Because of an attack which she is alleged to have made on Herman Johnson Sunday evening, Mrs. Joseph Tomacbek is under arrest to apjwar Feb. 23 and answer to a charge of assault and battery. Win two out of Three The final series in the match games between the north and south side high school bow ling teams was rolled on the Atlas alleys Saturday afternoon and the north side c.une oIT victor, winning two out of three. Was Made Guardian -For the pur pose of prosecuting a damage suit for libel. Fred Jenke, a Kewaunee man. was appointed guardian ad litem of Horace Jenke, a HI year old youth of the sumo city by an order of Circuit court Saturday He His Jim—Robert Other soli. who has the contracts for trans portation of the mails between the local postoffice and the railway depot has given up the work owing to the refusal of the government to increase the compensation. George Kennedy an Officer George W. Kennedy, one of the stock holders and officers of the Manitowoc Clay company, was honored at Green Bay last week by being selected to the vice presidency of the Wisconsin Clay Worker's association. The convention was held in Green Bay. New Freight Rule—Railroads and boat lines have notified agents to do away with free storage in docks and warehouses and to make a charge of six cents a ton and $1 a car per day for all freight that is not moved. The charge will be made at the expiration of forty eight hours after ti o'clock of the evening after their arrival The rule will allect Manitowoc shippers and merchants. FORESTERS PLAN FOR AN ENTERTAINMENT NEXT THURSDAY NIGHT The Foresters’ banquet takes place next Thursday at the Turner Opera house. The Foresters plan to have a very large gathering on this occasion. It is understood that Mr. Callahan of Neenah will lm present and he will then make an address. It is estimated that the Thirsday evening affair will be attended by at least 300 persons. Pimpled, faded complexion, chapjved skin, red, rough hands, eczema. tetter, bad blood cured in a short time, with Hooky Mountain Tea, the great com plexion restorer. F. C. BI’KItSTKTTE. PROr. C. E. PATZER DELIVERS AN IN TERESTING LECTURE Prof. C. E. Patzer delivered an inter esting lecture on The Industrial De velopment of Wisconsin and its Hela tion to the Geology of the State,” at the Twelfth district school, Milwaukee Monday evening. The lecture was il lustrated by maps showing the location of the mineral and agricultural wealth of the state. Our baking powder has no alum nc r phospate powder it is a pure cream of tartar baking powder. Schmidt Uroa. WHOLE NO. 2305. HITCH OVER THE LIBRARY SITE Council Refuse to Warrant Pur chase of llammcrnik Site THOUGHT THE COST WAS TOO HIGH Delay may Jeopordi/e Andrew Carnegie’s Liberal Gift THREE MEMBERS CAUSE OBSTRUCTION Turn Down Came in Spite of the Recom mendation of tnc Library Board—ls Postponement Wise ? A hitch has come in the choice of the library site. The Library board after some investigation, in conjunction with a special committee of the council, recommended the purchase of the Ham mernick property situated at the corner of N. Eighth and Chicago Sts. which will cost |9ooo. Several other pieces of property were offered for sale, notably the Rankin property on York St. which could l>e acquired at much less figure than the Hemmernick property. The Library board, however, thought that this land was not suitable, being some what removed from public travel and decided that the Hammernick property would be the most desirable, inasmuch as it was more centrally located and the library could be operated at less annual cost than if it was placed in any other section of the city. It seems that the building if placed on the Hammernick site could be heat ed from the boilers of the engine house and that an annual saving in the way of janitor service could be made. When the subject came up for dis cussion in the council chamber on Mon day night, there was sufficient objection to the Hammernick site to prevent the piissage of an ordinance for the pur chase of this property, hence the sub ject i now held in abeyance. It is understood that if the Hammer nick site is bought, that SIOOO can be saved on salvage on the old buildings, thus the city would only have to pay about SH,OOO for the property. The hope is very generally expressed that some definite conclusion will soon Isj reached as to a site, because it is un derstood that Andrew Carnegie is very reluctant to give money for a library building where there is jangling over the terms. The opponents to the Library board’s recommendation urw Alderman Pohl, Stolze and Lorenzen It requires a two-thirds vote to make the purchase, and the vote on Monday checked the purchase. MAMTOWO( MARKET. l atest 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 Idiot on February 5 th. Potatoes -35 Wheat. —Spring -70 Wheat —White Winter -70 live -50 Harley -50 Oats -33 Corn.... -43 Hay 7.50-8.50 Butter 10-04 F.ggs 18-10 Salt per bid 45-75 Wood -500 Peas—White 115 Peas-Mandat 1-35 I ’eas —Green 1 -35 I ’eas —.Scotch 1-30 Wool -15 RETAIL. Flour Patent 1.75 “ Daisy l-*0 “ Kye 1.60 M idling 0 < ’oarse Meal 1-10 Fine “ 1-35 Oil “ 1-60 Fifty Ytars the Standard BAKING POWDER Awardsd Highlit Honors World's Fair Highest tests U.S. flov’t Chemists raioa maKiNa dowoin pa. OMioaao