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VOLUME XLIV.-NO. 33.
SPECIAL CALL FOR COUNTY SOLONS Court House Committee Summons Board To Meet For One i | Day, June 19. IMPORTANT QUESTION TO COME UP THEN Committee Will Recommend Purchase Of Property Adjoining Present Site Of Court House. Progress, la being made by the new Committee appointed at the recent ses sion of the County Board to investigate and consider into plans for the proposed new coart bouse and a call is now being circulated for a special meeting of tl*o Board, Friday, June 19, when the com mittee will recommend that the County make purchase of the property adjoining the present court bouse site and will propose that authority be granted the Committee to proceed with negotiations for acquiring the property to be utilized in providing a larger and better site for the new structure. This plan was sug gested to the Board at the Spring meet ing bnt no action was taken at that time. It is desired that the matter be definitely determined in order that the Committee may, if the purchase is de cided npon, secure plans for a suitable building to occupy the larger site. The suggestion that the County secure the adjoining property and thus have an entire block for the county building met with popular approval from the public when introduced and it is not believed cat *he Board of Supervisors will hesi ondorse the recommendation of the Committee and adopt resolutions for the purchase, although what methods will be nsed cannot be foretold. It is the general opinion that the property can be secured by the County for this purpose at a reasonable cost and with the present holdings will make an ideal site for anew court house. Should the purchase be made It.is probable that *he plan will be to locate the structure in the center of the plot, having entrances on fonr sides of the building. Two meetings have been held by the Committee bat aside from effecting an organization and a general discussion of the subject nothing has been accom plished, members of the Committee pre ierring to await the action of the Board on the recommendation (or the purchase of the additional land before considering plans for the building. After the meet ing June 19, it is likely that the compe tition of architects for sketches and plans will be reopened and an effort will be made to secure a large number of plans to be submitted to the Board for consideration. This was one of the chief objections raised to the work of the former committee—that the competition was too limited and that the Board did not have the privilege of making a choice owing to the Committee having failed to admit a sufficient number cf sketches to insure the best results. It is thought that the purchase of the addi tional property will entail an increased expenditure of from $30,000 to $25,000, which, with the cost of the building lim ited to $150,000, will make the total in the neighborhood of $175,000 to SIBO,OOO. There is no doubt but that a sufficient number of signatures will be secured for the calling of the meeting June 19 and the action of the board on the pro position will be awaited with much in terest As to the method of raising funds to meet the cost of the cctv court house, it is probable that advantage will be taken of the county's privilege to borrow from the state and beads may also be issued to meet a portion of the expenditure. The matter is in the hands of the County Board Committee on Public Im provements, members of which have the counsel and assistance of Attorney L. J. Nash, Fred Schnette and Thomas Torri son, of this city, and J. E. Hamilton, of Two Rivers, in their deliberations. Qladsome Peal of Wedding Chimes Invitations have been issued by Mr. and Mrs. Job Clark for the marriage of their daughter. Miss Lillian, to Arthur Fishbeck, which will be cele brated Thursday, June 18. Both young people are well known and widely popu lar in social circles and the marriage will be a society event. Mr. Fishbeck is employed as book keeper at National Bank and originally came from Rlpon, where his family is among the leading of the city. Mr. and Mrs. Fishbeck will make this city their home after a tour to the East. Removal Notice Dr. M. L. Bast baa removed his office from its present location to the corner of Sooth Bth and Jay streets opposite Manitowoc Savings Bank. THE MANITOWOC PILOT. DEATH SUMMONS IS SOUNDED DOBBERT Another pioneer resident of the city finished with life’s work Friday. Mrs. Mary Dobbert being snmmoned to her final rest. Her death occurred at the home of her daughter Mrs. B. Olp and was doe to the infirmities of age. De cedent was born in Germany 75 years ago and came here in 1856. For years the family resided at Rapids bnt since the death of Mr. Dobbert in 1882, she bad made her home in the city. The funeral was held Sunday. CLASSON The grim messenger of death has made few summons to Manitowoc people daring the past week. Mrs. George Claason, daughter of Mrs. Wm. Egan and a former resident of this city, died at Oconto Friday. Decedent was 41 years of age and is well known here where she was formerly engaged teach ing school. A husband and eight child ren snrvive her. The funeral was held at Oconto. SCHENK Death came to the relief of a troubled mind Friday, Miss Ivatie Schenk, daughter of the late Dr. Schenk, a pioneer physician of the city, being sum moned at that time. For six years ?he had been a patient at the Orphan Asy lum. She was 31 years of age. PIONSKI Mrs. Thos. Pionski, a well known resident of the city, died Saturday, aged 98 years. SCHULZ Gottlieb Schultz, who was a resident here many years, died in Milwaukee Friday. He was 68 years of age and leaves a family. The body was brought to New Holstein for burial OLD DAY STUDENTS TO GATHER Annual Reunion Of Alumni Of City School Now Being Planned. Arrangements have been completed by the Alnmni Association of the North Side High School for the annual banquet and reunion which will take place at the Opera House Friday evening, June 26. The annual meeting of the association was held during the week and plans were considered for the event and com mittees appointed. Prof. John Symes, of River Falls Normal School, who was a graduate with one of the first classes to leave the school, will be the toast master of the evening. Offices of the association are: President, Ralph Plumb; vice-president, Edith Hubbard; secre tary, Goo. Nelson; treasurer, Henry Murphy. The reunion and banquet for the First Ward High will take place at Turner Hall, June 24, and the program will in clude a play. The West Side School Alnmni plans to hold its banquet June 24 also. SHOE PLANT NOT TO COME HERE Company Wanted Much in Way of Bonus —Association at Work. Manitowoc will not secure the loca tion of the M. D. Wells Shoe Cos. plant owing to the demands for a bonus which the company made. The negotiations ended last week and the Advancement Association will now direct its energies in another direction, having several other propositions under consideration. At a recent meeting of the Association Max Rabr was elected a member of the Board of directors and C. Madsen and J. Lindstedt were named as advisory members of the board. The Association will be watchful of Manitowoc's inter ests and will seek in every way to pro mote the welfare of the city. It is re ported that the Wells Company will lo cate at Sheboygan. LIBRARIAN HAYS. V - Submits Her Figures or Circulation for Past Week. Miss Florence Hays librarian of the Manitowoc public library enbmite her fig ures, showing the circulation st vtiatics foi the past week ending June 0. They are: general. 1; philosophy, 1; religion 2; sociology, 4; natural science 10; useful arte, 2; fine arts, 1; history, 9; travel, 10; biography, 11; literature 3ft; Fiction 858; Pbilology.O, Foreign book:, 82. Total 581. Of the foreign books 07 were German, 8, Norwegian, 2 Polish, 5 Bohem ian; 0 French; Daily average was 88. Total circulation for the month of May was 2758, and daily average for May was 110. Let ns figure with yon on tbs doors, windows and millwork of any kind that yon contemplate buying. Uur goods are always reliable. Manitowoc Building Supply Cos. FELL FORTY FEET AND MAY DIE Mishicot Farmer Meets With Bad Accident —Life Endangered. John Hoffman, a well known farmer of the county, is in a critical condition at his home in Mishicot from injuries suffered in a fall Saturday from the root of a barn which was under course of construction. Hoffman was engaged in work on the roof of the structure and, losing bis balance, fell to the gronnd, a distance of forty feet. He was badly in jured and has but partially regained consciousness In addition to injuries to the head and spine it is feared that internal injuries may have resulted and much anxiety is felt by family and friends. Hoffman is a young man and this may he in his favor in the battle for life. He is well known in this city. RAPID GROWTH OF COMPANY J. G. Johnson Fuel Cos. Buys land And Now Owns Entire P’.uck. Purchase has been made by the J. Q. Johnson Fuel Compa ly of the Kling holz property at Quay and Tenth streets, adjoning the site of the new coal docks being cected by the Company and the purchase now gives the Com pany an entire Mock between Ninth and Tenth on Quay street. The newly ac quired property will be utilized by the Juiiuson Cos. as office and warehouse in connection with a largely increasing business. Few concerns of the city have had a more rapid growth than the Johnson Company and with the im provements now under way and con templated the Company will be one of the most important in the city. John G. Johnson is the manager of the Company. TWO RIVERS TAKES ON A BOOM Growth, However, is Substantial and Will Be of Lasting Benefit to City. Two Rivers Is Ir>adingl r >ading the march of jwogresa in Mani*owoc county and is enjoying a substantial growth which will one day rival Manitowoc if con tinued. The new factory of the Hamil ton Mfg. Cos. is fast nearing completion and gives the city the largest manufac turing institution in the county. The enlarging of the plant means the em ployment of a largely increased force of workmen, skilled labor at good wages. In addition to the Hamilton plant the city is to secure another new factory, a concern engaged in the manufacture of advertising novelities and one employ ing 200 men. To induce the location of the factory Two Rivers people subscrib ed $15,000 to the stuck of the Company. While the present advancement of Two Rivers may he ascribed to a boom, the growth is of a substantial character that will be of lasting benefit to the city. INVITE TO FOUR COUNTIE S Woodmen of Two Rivers Plan for Great Picnic Celebration Interest is growing daily in the forth coming picnic of the Modern Woodmen of the County which takes place at Two Rivers July 4, and the invitation which has been extended to the Camps of She boygan, Fond du Lac, Winnebago and Calumet counties promises to assemble one of the largest crowds of pleasure seekers that has ever assembled here for a similar event. The Commit tees are at work on a program that will be varied in the form of amusements offered and will be suited to the pleas ures of both old and young. Competi tive drills by teams from tne Camps in the various counties will be an attrac tive feature of the day’s doings. Busi ness men of Two Rivers are supporting the Camp in its preparations. Farmer’s Institute for 1903—1904 Any farmer or public-spirited busi ness man iu Wisconsin who wishes to secure an Institutte for bis locality dur ing the winter season of 1903-1004 should send to us for a blank petition and letter of information. Any town, no matter how small or far from the railroad, is entitled to an Institute, pro vided it is located In a farming district and he.-i a good ball in which a meeting can be held. Fanners should talk this matter up with their neighbors and if the senti ment neems favorable for an Institute for their town they should write ns at once for application blank. Address all communications to. Gko. McKkrrow, Bupt, Madison. Wis. Gottlieb Schmidt, of Horace M. Walker Post, G. A. 8., is at Eaa Claire to attend the encampment of the Wis consin department. MANITOWOC, WIS. JUNE I], 1903. GOLD MEDAL AWARD FOR TWO Honors Captured By Graduates of District Schools of County. Gold medals as scholarship awards will be presented to Miss Connie Shimek, of Rapids and Henry Heise, of Coopers town, graduates of the district schools of the County, at the exercises which are held at Tamer opera house this af ternoon. Each medal has the name of the winner and for Miss Shimek the in scription "highest honors," she having received the highest average markings of the forty students given diplomas. Mr. Heise was second. The joint Com mencement is anew idea but the inter est aroused insnresthe success of the plan and i’: will be made ft permanent institu tion. The program includes an address by Supt. Hyers of the Training School, and instrumental and vocal music. A large attendance from throughout the County is anticipated. TWO COUPLES—ONE WEDDING. Double Celebration of Happy Event Takes Place at Cleveland. One of the most interesting nuptial events of the seasou was celebrated at Cleveland Saturday, two sisters being the brides at an elaborate church wedd ing at the German Lutheran church. More than seventy guests witnessed the happy consnmation. directed by Rev. Springier, The parties to the marriages were Miss Matilda Hachse and John Fischer and Miss Emma Sachse and George Rionemaun. Mr. and Mrs. Fischer will make their horns at Howard's Grove and Mr. Reinemann and bride will reside at Sheboygan. The two brides are daughters of Mr. and Mrs. John Sachse and are young ladies who have been popular leaders of the social world at their homes. The well wishes of many friends will be tendered for their happiness in their new life. MUELLER -OTT A pretty church welding was that of Miss Anna Mneller and August Ott celebrated at the German Lutheran church, Rev. K. Mach mneller officiat ing, Saturday afternoon. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. August Mueller and is a gracious young lady who has a host of friends, The groom is employed in the city. Mr. and Mrs. Ott reside on South Tenth street. IVES—HOVER At Chicago Thursday Edward Hoyer, a former Manitowoc boy was married to Miss Anna Ives and the couple are in the city for a visit with the family and relatives of the groom. The conple will return to Chicago to make their home, the groom being engaged in business in that city, as proprietor of a cafe and lunch room. CASEY- SCHIPPEK Announcement has come to friends here of the marriage at Escanaba, Micb. of Miss Lulu Casey, of that city to Micheal Schipper, a former resident of this city and a young man well known tere, but now a successful business mn of Escanaba, The couple will re side there. I FROZEN IA KAUFFMAN The marriage of Miss Mary Frozenia and William Kaufman, well known young people of the city, was solemniz ed Monday at the borne of the bride's parents. A large party of invited guests were present for the ceremony and immediatly following a dinner was served and a reception later held. The groom is a son of Ex County Treasurer Peter Kaufman. The couple's home will be in the city. COMING EVENTS. Marriage licenses tiave been issued dur ing the week to: William Bcbultz and Mary Bartleme, Two Rivers; Johan Kantza and Brigetta Fitzek, Eaton; Jos Fitch, of Two Rivers and Gusta Land, Mishicott. Frank Rumpf, Kossuth and Ida Ploeckelman, city; Edward Hamz and Anna Koch, Mishicott; William Krause and Sophie Forester, Kossuth. Dr. Luhmann Under The Knife Dr. Fred Luhmann, who has been en gaged in practice at Tisch Mills is at Oshkosh where be will undergo an operation for apjiendicltls. Dr. Luh man has suffered several severe attacks from the disease and the danger of bis condition demanded an operation. He is a son of Dr. B’. H. Luhmann. Connty physician, and is a graduate of Rush Medical College. Many friends through out the County will hope for bis speedy recovery. _ Announcement has been received by friends here of the approaching marriage of Miss Florence Bins of Green Bay and A. L. Schmitz of Shawano. Mr. Schmitz Is a son of Ferdinand Schmitz of this city and brother to Bklward and Louis Schmitz. He is well known here. JUBILEE TO PASS UNSUNG Plans For Celebration At St. Nazianz In 1904 Have Been Abandoned. Next year is the fiftieth anniversary of the establishment of the colony and village of St. Nazianz and althongh for several years plans have been under con sideration for a fitting celebration of the event, it is probable that it will be delayed and perhaps abandoned entire ly, owing to the World’s Fair at St. Lonis. The most that can now be ex pected in the line of anniversary obser vance is some religious services which will undoubtedly be held on the day that completes the year. An interesting history is connected with the establishment of the St. Nazi anz colony,originally numbering 1 lit per sons who arrived in Manitowoc county August 20, 1854, from Baden, Germany. Rev. Ambrose Oschwald was in charge of the colony, the members of which purchased It,ooo teres of land and im mediately located what is now the vil lage of St. Nazianz. The first church ser vices at the colony were held October 21, 1854, and Rev, Oschwald continued as leader of the colony until bis death which occurred February 27, 1873. Rev. Peter A. Mutz succeeded as the head of colony on March 13, 1873 and the popu lation at that time numbered 173 fami lies. Father Mutz retired in 188!). Two members of the original colony are now residents at St. Nazianz, Jacob Durst and Martin Sohn, both of whom haye attained a ripe old ago. Although no celebration of the golden jubilee will be had in public the individ ual residents of the community and village will not permit the anniversary to pass unnoticed and in addition to the chnrcb services there will be some ob servance of a semi-public character. GOOD WORK ON COUNTRY ROAD Traction Company Improves Road Lead in; to Power House. Much good work is being done on the roads throughout the country districts and the farmers are entitled to great credit. On the Two Rivers road several teams are at work grading with the re sult that the road is to liecome one of the beat in the county. The Manito woc and Northern Traction Company has had considerable work done on the road leading to the power house near the Little Manitowoc and the improve ment is very noticeable. It is to be re gretted that there are a few citizens who are continually seeking to block the efforts of the company which hai abcomplished a great good to Manito woc. SCHOOL PETITION IS HANDED IN Petition of School Districts May ;o to Popular Vote The petition for a consolidation of all the school districts of the city has re ceived a sufficient number of signatures and was presented to Mayor Kemper today. The meeting, provided by law, of the Council and school directors, will lie called in 10 to 20 days and the peti tion considered at that time. Although the Connell and directors have authority to act upon the petition, it is probable that the question of consideration will be submitted to a vote of the people for an expression. This vote would in no way decide the matter, the Council having exclusive authority, but the ex pression would undoubtedly influence the action. There is the certainty that final steps will be deferral for a time. Bargains in Summer Underwear. W have secured a big bargain in get ting the entire stock of Agents’ Samples from some of the largest knitting mills of the east. Wo bought them at our own price. We have thousands of pieces in Men's, Women sand Children’s Knit Underwear, which we are selling at less than wholesale cost. Come while the assortment lasts. Mrndlick & Mulhollano, North Hide—Corner Bth and Buffalo Sts Excursion via Wisconsin Central R’y To Menashn. Neenah, Oshkosh and Fond du Lac, Sunday, June 14, lUO3. Train leaves Manitowoc 8:30 a. m., re turning leaves Fond du Lac 7;00 p. m., Oshkosh, 7;35. Neenah, 8:00, Menasha, 8:10, arriving at Manitowoc, 0:45 p. m. Fare round trip to Menasha and Neenah, 75c, Oshkosh and Fond du Lac SI.OO. Fishing and boating, steam boat excursions on Lake Winnebago, band concerts and base bull games. Modern dentistry at Ernst Heeger’s dental parlors. North Eighth street. CHANGE IN BOARD OF REVIEW County Supervisors From City Wards Will Perform Service Hereafter. Although there exists a diversity of opinion it is generally presumed that members of the County Board of Supervisors elected from the various wards in the city, will serve on the City Board of Review under a law passed by the recent legislature and with the Mayor, City Clerk and two Assessors will comprise the Board. Notice of this change will be given by the City Clerk in a few days and the Board will meet July (5. Heretofore the City Council has elected the members of the Board of Review from the members of the Council, one alderman being selec ted from each ward and this was done this year but the action is ilelgal. The Board is in session for ten days and the compensation is $3 per day. The new law amends Sec. 1)25 apply ing to general charters and for this reason may not affect Maniiowoc which is under a special charter. The Attor ney General will be requested to give an opinion. MILK DEALER IS AFOUL OF LAW Sold Product Below Standard and Pays Heavy Fine in Court John Newman, a milk dealer of the city, pleaded guilty to a chage of viola tion of the pure food laws and paid a fine of $25 and costs in Municipal court Monday. Newman was arrested on complaint of C. W, Sweeting, assistant Dairy and Food Commissioner for the state department and was the only dealer of twelve in the city whose mar ket product fell below the standard of throe per cent, required by law. The tests made by state Chemist from samples of milk taken by the officials a few days ago showed the following: H. Klecknsr 4; B. Morris 8.3; W. I*. Burkardt 3.5; A. Fischer 4.1; A. H. Ileise ■3.l}; 9. H, Herzog 4.2: Joseph Popp 4; Chas. F. Helse 1 1; J. Holz 4: Fischl & Jarr 311 and Ed. Engelhrecht 3.0 per cent. NEW RULE IN DAMAGE SUITS Supreme Court Decision Is Of Interest To Laboring Men- A late decision of the State Supreme Court is of particular interest to labor ing men as affecting relationship of a foreman employe to other employes. The decision was rendered in the dam age suit of Chas. Baumann vs. the Reiss < 'oal Cos. of Bhel>oygan and holds that the foreman is a vice-principal with his employer. Baumann was injured while employed by the Reiss Cos. and sued to recover and the Supreme ('ourt awards a verdict. Under the new decision, which is a departure from other deci sions of the court in the same class of cases, if an employe is sent by the fore; man into a hazardous position he can, if injury results from the hazard, recov er if it can lie shown that the employe was not aware of the hazard and that the foreman had knowledge that it ex isted. The decision Is regarded as most important. Foresters Meet At Oshkosh. The two branches of the Catholic * )r --der of Foiesters in the County, in this city and at Cato, are represented at the biennial state convention now being held at Oshkosh. The delegates from the city are Rev. .1. T. O’Leary, Frank Hoffman, Dr, J. H. Meany and from Cato and Maple Grove, Father T. J. Ryan and Peter McCnlley. The con vention closes to-day. FHt| Tsars the Standard BAKING POWDffl Awarded Rlghttl Honors World’s Folr Hlfbost tosts U.S. Gov't Chomisft mum MKiaao eowom ea OM 10*00 WHOLE NO. 2323. COURT TERM MAY TAKE LONGER TIME But Three of Ten Cases for Trial Have Been Heard in Eight Days. INTERESTING LIBEL SUIT DECIDED Henry Gocres Fails to Establish a Case Against the Kiel Zieting—Other Cases Up at Term. Indications are that the June term of Circuit Court will occupy a much long er time than was at first anticipated, but three of ten cases to be tried having been heard in the eight days since the term opened. The moat important of the number was concluded Wednesday with the verdict of the jury releasing Ellenbecker and Kenne, publishers of the Kiel National Zietung. from lia bility for damages to Henry Ooeres, the plaintiff in the action for $.5000 institut ed against the firm. The complaint alleged a libel in statements made in an article published in the Zietung in which it was charged that Goeres had attempted to make unauthorized collec tion of monies due the publishers and had received money from subscribers of the paper. Tue statement published warned subscribers of the Zietung not to pay monies to Goeres. In the neigh borhood of fifty witnesses testified in the cast-. The defense pleaded justifac tion tor the publication and that Goeres had not been injured as charged in the complaint. A jury of eleven men heard the evidence in the case, one having been excussed on consent of counsel for iHith parties. Goeres is engaged in the real estate business at Kiel and also conducts collection agency. The jury was out less than two hours and refused to sustain tho plaintiff's claim. It is probable that an appeal will be taken. Another interesting case disposed of was that in which Wenzel Hostack was plaintiff and Joseph Beuesch.defendant. Both are residents at Cooperstown and the suit resulted over the sale by Benesch 'o Hostack of a horse, which the latter claimed was not the animal represented, and he sought to force Benesch to accept the animal again. The jury returned a verdict for the de fendant and Hostack will now be com pelled to pay the sllO purchase price and in addition, the costs of the appeal and trial. Court is now occupied with the hear ing uf the Novak Fagan case,an action instituted by Frank Novak, of Coopers town, for s.soo, claimed as civil damages for an alleged assault made upon his person by John Fagan, also of Coopers town. The trouble occurred at a dance which the two attended a few months ago and in Municipal Court Fagan paid a fine for tho alleged assault. The original suit was for SIOO but an amend ed complaint seeks to recover SSOO. Two other cases that will attract much attention and prove of wide in terest are scheduled to come up for trial at the present term of court, the first being the breach of promise action in which Miss Christina Klindt.a pretty Cooperstown Miss sues for $.5,000. The defendant to the suit is John Kreiser, who is a resident of tho same town and who Miss Klindt alleges won her heart and Incidentally her promise to wed him. It is charged in the complaint that Kreiser was faithless to his inten tion and that as a result the young lady has suffered hnmilation and injuries to the amount of $-5,000. The parlies to the suit are both memliers of prominent families at Cooperstown and for this reason widespread interest is attached to the trial of the cast'. The second case is that of the City of Manitowoc vs, Edward Rngowski, ap pealed by the defendant from Munici pal Court. Rngowski is charged with violation of the rules of the City Health authorities in leaving premises where he was confined in quarantine because of being articled with smallpox. At the time of tbe allleged infringement Rngowski was a member of the City Council. Attend Grand Lodge fleeting. Manitowoc members of the Masonic order attended the fifty-ninth annual session of the Grand Lodge in the state held at Milwaukee this week. Reports show the increase in membership to have been 619 in the year, the total membership now being IH.Tlrt. The loss to the lodge by death was 263, so that tire increase was 236. There are 246 subordinate lodges in the state. Tbe 1904 Grand lodge session of the I. O. O. F. will be held at Appleton next June