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Class of Forty-Five Complete
Work of District School and
Receive Diplomas
First Exercises of Character Ever Held In
Hie State Prove a Grand Success
-Large Audience
Loyalty of Manitowoc County to it t
schools was given a most pleasing de
monstration in the interest that was
manifested in the exercises at Turner
hall Thursday afternoon for the gradua
tion of pupils of the district schools, the
first public Commencement for the dis
trict school ever held in the State of
Wisconsin. An experiment, the event
proved of so grout a success as to insure
permanency in the future. The audience
in attendance was large in numbers and
representative of every section of the
county and the forty-three students
who received diplomas were given that
attention indicative of a spirit born of
an abiding interest in their present wel
fare and a personal concern for their
future careers. The class of the year
numbered forty-five and forty-three
were present to participate in the exer
Preparations made for the event in
cluded a program of addresses and a
.musical portion that served to interest
and please, but chief of the attractions
was the graduates themselves who have
attained their first success and reward
of merit, for while the diploma may not
be of any great commercial value to
the holder, it is the recognition of work
well and faithfully performed and a
credit to the ability and ambition of the
possessor. The graduates occupied
seats on the stage which had been
prettily, but not eleborately decorated
with palms, fern* and 60-’.-q rrv 'p
class colors,red and white, were display
ed in a large strip of bunting that was
hung over the proscenium opening.
Prof. F. S. Hjer of the County Train
ing School for Teachers gave the ad
dress at the exercises and it was an ad
dress teeming with mtggessions for the
betterment of the district school, which
according to Prof. Hyer educates more
men and women than all of the other
educational institutions of the state
combined. Last year there were 821,607
children enrolled in the schools outside
of the cities in the State and 10,304
teachers were employed. The humble
district school is the bulwark of onr re
public, the safeguard of ouj; freedom,
the fortress of onr liberty. Within its
portals the great majority of the citizens
of the United States receive their whole
school training. He dwelt upon the
conditions that surround the country
school, too frequently a detriment to
the work that can be accomplished. In
particular the speaker commented upon
the lack of interest in some districts on
the part of the patrons of the school,one
of the greatest disadvantages which the
school can encounter and which in
variably robs the school of the facilities
necessary to tbe best results. The
farmer owes it to himself, to his chil
dren, to the state that the school receive
the services of the best teachers and be
given the facilities that will insure the
highest order of success in the work.
He nrged the necessity of co-operation
of residents of the district to improve
the schools and quoted at length from
the report which was presented to the
state Teachers’ Association by a special
committee appointed a few years ago to
investigate into the conditions surround
ing the district schools. Improve the
school boards, secure the best teachers,
further the inteiest in the school, care
for the school property—make the build
ings attractive —and then will the ad.
vancement of education in the district
school be secured. The address of Prof.
Hyer was given close attention ami
made a most favorable impression with
the audience.
In awarding the diplomas, Snpt.
Christiansen complimented the pupils
and briefly aa dressed the chisj upon the
opportunities which it was in their
power to grasp. He referred to the
tendency of the day to desert the farm
in the belief that city life and vocations
offered greater possibilities and urged
the members of the class to apply them
selves to whatever duty offered itself
with the same zeal that had character
ized their sclnxd life and this would in
sure them success. There is no greater
achievement than a duty faithfully met,
said the speaker and that duty, if en
countered on the farm, is as elevating
as if of the town and city.
An interesting feature of the pro
gram was the awarding of the scholar
ship medals to Miss Cammie Shimek, of
Rapids aud Henry fleiso, of Coopers
town. Emil Baensch made the address
in presenting the medals and took oc
casion to compliment the successful
pupils on the excellent record made in
school work and to urge the necessity
of exerting their best efforts at all times
in the affairs of life.
The musical part of the program was
a thoroughly enjoyable feature. There
was a male quartette consisting of
Messrs. Sedgwick, Qroffman, Grabo and
Olson and the two selections rendered
were well received. Instrumental
music was furnished by Robert Taite,
Ernst Taite, the Misses Jennie and
Florence Taite aud the quartette was
obliged to respond to an encore.'Eugene,
Eugenie and Roland Chlonpek gave a
piano trio that was excellent for musi
cians so young. Miss Marie Mulholland
was the accompanist.
Diplomas were awarded to the follow
ing: Frank Hussey, Jos. Shimek. Viola
Engelbrecht, Cammie Shimek, Elmer
Hanson. Lizzie Laughliu, Elton Morgan
Amelia Zahorik, Walter Axley, May A.
Robinson, Matttie Johnson, Ida Wein
further, Lillie Chlonpek, Leo Bleser,
George Arnemann, Henry Heise. Mirah
A. Klemm, Geo. Brown, Sophie Grimm,
James Murphy: Rose Barry, Delia
Meggers, Frank Fetzer, Mary Wallau,
Martha Bleser, Mary Hussey, Olga
Nelson, Theodore Knutson, Edwin
Knutson, Jos. Zahorik, Laura Petri.
Maggie Brouchoud, Mary Kracht,
Hattie Levenhagen, Edna Runge, Eddie;
Prucha, Annie K. Gruber. Charles El
mer, Margaret Lehmkuhl, Jos. Murphy,
Harry J. Reddiu, Frank Fitzgerald,
Annie Nagel, B. W. Schmitz, Oscar
All in all the exercises were greatly
enjoyed and successful to a degree ex
ceeding expectations. County Supt.
Christiansen is well satisfied with the
Commencement aud has reason to feel
Cook A Brewn t ion* r o Has Trouble Wi'h
Workmen Because of Wages.
Workmen employed in the quarries
of the Cook & Brown Lime Cos. at
Grimms are out on a strike because of
the refusal of the Company to grant a
demand for an increase of wage*. The
men are now paid #1.75 per day aud
have presented a scale calling for #1.85
and #1.90. The crew comprises ■ some
twenty men and it is not probable that
the strike will be long continued as the
quarries have come to be the chief en
terprise to Grimms and the closing of
the work would seriously affect the vil
lage. An amicable settlement is looked
New Law Not To Apply Here
An opinion has I>een given by Acting
City Attorney R. W. Burke that the
new law, which provides that Super
visors elected from the City wards shall
serve on the City Board of Review,
does not apply here for the reason that
the City is operating under a social
charter and the law is an amendment
to the general laws. In view of the
opinion the members of the Council
will perform the service at the meeting
of the Board July 6, although it is prob
able that the City may later adopt the
new provision.
Sad Affliction Of riecme Woman
Mrs. Mina liades of Meeme, has been
adjudged insane and committed to the
Northern hospital at Oshkosh for treat
ment. Mrs. Rades has been ill for some
time and of late had become violent.
She is 58 years of age and the mother of
a family of eight children, It is hoped
the treatment may restore her to health.
County Supt. Fred Christiansen was
tendered the position made vacant by
the resignation of Prof. Guttman in the
Seventh district school, hut declined to
accept. Prof. C. M. Davis, of Stanley,
was elected to the position and will as
snine his duties in Fall
Submits Her Figures on Circulation for
Past Week.
Miss Florence Hays librarian of the
Manitowoc public library submits her fig
ures, showing the circulation statistics
foi the past week ending June 15. They
are: general,!; philosophy, 2; religion
0; sociology, U; natural science 11; nseful
arts, :i; fine arts, (1; history, tl;travel, 1H;
biography, 17,literature 22; Fiction 2*9;
Philology,!, Foreign books 04. Total
Of the foreign books M were German,
4. Norwegian, 1 Polish, ft Bohem
ian; 0 French; Daily average was 7ft.
Dr. Ernst Seeger, Dentist over Walter
Greens store.
I-Paws-Sells Bros. Big Show Pleased
Manitowoc People
Circus day brought a large crowd of
people to the city and throughout the
county was a holiday that was general
ly taken advantage of. Threatened
rain in the early morning may have de
tracted from the crowds but it is esti
mated that from 4000 to 6000 made the
city their mecca and both performances
were largely attended, tbe afternoon
crowd being in the neighborhood of 7000.
The parade at noon was an important
feature of the day’s doings and was
fully up to the standard of other par
ardes seen here. The Forepaugh, Sells
Bros’ circus can justly lay claim to being
one of tbe big shows of the day and in
no way dissappointed the expectations
entertained for it. There was a re
markable absence of “grafters” and
little trouble was experienced during
the day.
Manitowoc and Western Extends Lines
to Caves and to Tans
Work is comple'ed on the extension
of the lines of the Manitowoc and
Western Telephone Cos., from Coopers
town to the Mirable Caves Hotel Sum
mer resort. Other general improvements
are being made by the Company and
during the year it is proposed to con
struct a line from Cooperstown to
Fraudi Creek, which will afford a
much more serviceable system and im
proved facilities. New stations have
been opened at Tans, Menchellsville and
at the Caves Hotel. Officers of the
Company are; President, H. O'Connell,
Secretary, J. P. Watt. Treasmer, W.
Killen and Manager, Geo. Whitman.
Happy Weddings of Well Known Young
People During Past Week
One of the most charming of June
brides was Miss Lillian May, daughter
of Mr. anil Mrs. Job Clark, whose mar
riage to Arthur Fishhook was celebrat
ed at the home this afternoon. Both
young people are popular in social
circles and will have the well wishes of
many friends. The groom is employed
at the National Bank. They will re
side here.
A pretty home wedding was cele
brated yesterday for Miss Louise Grams
of this city and Henry Heiser, a well
known young man of Gibson. A small
party of friends were present. Mr. and
Mrs. Heiser will reside in the city.
Cards have been received by friends
here announcing the marriage at Rock
land, Mich., of Miss Minnie Frosch, a
former Manitowoc girl to William Leas
of Rockland. The couple will reside at
Ashland, this state.
The marriage of Miss Ida Kunz, of
Branch, and August Specht, of Mishi
jott, was solemnized in this city Wed
nesday. The contracting parties are
well and favorably known and will
have the felicitations of many friends.
Mr. and Mrs. Specht will make a home
in the far West, having departed im
mediately for Washington.
Never Too Old to Wed
“Never too old to wed” is again ex
emplified In the case of Franz Kaufman,
a Two Rivers man who has passed his
seventieth year and who was this week
granted a license to wed Miss Lena
Bonn, of the same city. Circus day
was a large one in the marriage license
department, no less than seven couple
having applied fur a certificate to hap
piness, Jos. Polifka, city and Maggie
Hinek, Franklin; Matt Hien, town
Manitowoc, and Tillie Trost, Newton;
Will Kalk, Centerville and Emma Mahl
er, City; Jos. Nejdl, Two Rivers and
Lena Koch, City; Herman Rehbein and
Emma Hostack, Gibson; Frank Scheie,
Kossuth and Anna Vondracbek, Maple
Grove; Jos. Tikalsky and Carrie Von
drachek, Maple Grove. The prospec
tive brides in the two last mentioned
licenses are sisters and will be married
at the same ceremony. Other licenses
of the week were to John Heiser, Gibeou
and Louise Gram* city; Henry Bies,
city and Aiaa Kohout, Rapids, Herman
I’luess and Amelia Geisler, city ; Albert
Chermak and Mary Kazilek, city, Louis
Jacobson, Waukesha county and
Amanda Fenn, Meerae; Paul Moser and
Lizde Weins, Maple Grove; Paul Zickan,
Fond du Lac and Louise Reschke,
Six Of Early Day Residents Of
County Respond To Final Sum
mons During Week
Homes Saddened By Visitation Of Death's
Angel—No Respectorof Persons,
Old And Young Succumb
Death is fast depleting the ranks of
the remaining Manitowoc county pio
neers and soon the last will have yeild
ed to the Grim Destroyer and will bo
known no more to earth. During the
week no less than six of the early day
residents have responded to tiie final
summons and are now in their final
rest. One of the oldest of the number
was Carl Schuetze who died at his home
in Newton Friday, aged 82 years. De
cedent was a native of Germany and
came here in the early 50’s and had been
a continuous resident. Mr. Schuetze
had never manied and had resided with
the family of Christian Diebner at
whose home his death occurred. The
funeral was held Monday.
Particularly sad was the death of
Mrs. Emma O’Connel of this city which
occurred Sunday after an illness of
several mouths. Mrs. O'Connol was the
last of a little family of three; husband,
mother and daughter, all of whom have
been called by death within a period of
four years. First the husband and
father and then two years later tiie
daughter was called away and the
shock so shattered the mother's health
that for two years past she has been
failing rapidly and the end came Sun
day. Mrs. O’Connel was 41 years of
age. having been born in this city Nove
mber 18, 1802 and had resided here her
entire life. Her parents and two sisters
survive. The funeral took place Wed
Relatives here have received
news of the death of Gustave Mueller
at the Waupaca Soldier's home at
Waupaca. Mr, Mueller was for years
a resident of this countv and is well
known to many of the older residents.
He was 74 years of age and served with
Cos. 8., Ninth Wisconsin Vol. Inf., dur
ing the Civil war. An aged wife, also
an inmate of the home, survives. Dece
dent was a brother of Register of Deeds
Bruno Mueller. Burial took place at
Mrs. Anna Hiss, who for 46 years
has been a resident at Jerpen, died
Saturday and tiie funeral was held
yesterday. Mrs. Riss was 80 years of
age and a woman much beloved by a
large circle of friends. She came here
in 1867 and since that time had always
resided in the county. If she had sur
vived it was planned by the family to
hold a celebration of the golden wed
ding anniversary of tint marriage of Mr.
and Mrs. Riss next year. An aged hus
band and family of children mourn her
Mrs. Marie Hart wig, one of the well
known residents of the South Side, died
Thursday after a short illness. Mrs.
Hartwig’s death was a terrible shock to
family and friends and is deeply
mourned by all who knew her. Dece
dent was 61 years of age, born at Hano
ver. Germany and came hero when a
child of five years of age Six children,
fonr daughters, and two sons, monrn
her demise. The funeral took place
Mrs. Castor Biebel, mother of Win, E.
Siebel, and a resident of the comity for
fifty-one years, died at her home in Two
Rivers Friday after an illness of more
than a year. Deceased was one of the
best known of the pioneer residents of
the county and was a woman greatly
beloved by a large circle of friends.
She was born in Germany in 1886 and
came here in 1862. The funeral took
place Monday
A bright and promising life was end
ed in youth by the death of George
Noble at Reedsville Thursday. The
lad was bnt 17 years of age and was to
have graduated with this year's class of
the schools of the village, the exercises
of which were to held on the day of his
death. A widowed mother and three
brothers survive.
Death came to Mrs Peter Ahl, a well
known pioneer resident of Newton, on
Friday, ending a long and useful life
that had covered a period of 88 years.
Mrs. Ahl came here half a century ago
and ban been one of the liest known resi
dents of the town in which the family
took np their homo. A family of child
ren survive.
Wenzel Just a, for fifty years one of
the residents of this comity at Coopers
town is dead at the ago of 82 years.
Born in Bohemia, he came here in early
life and for years was engaged in the
mercantile business at Cooperstown.
A large family of children snrive.
An illness of two months terminated
in the death of Herman Rusch a well
known resident of Eeedsville, Friday.
Deceased was 47 years of ago and had
always made his home here. A
wife and five children are left to mourn
his demise.
Mrs. Catherine Vanzon. aged 08 years
died at Rapids Monday after a short
illness of pneumonia. Deceased was
born in Germany and came here forty
years ago. Six children mourn her
Arthur Wolter, aged 20, died Monday
afrer a brief illness. He was a son of
Mr. and Mrs. C. Wolter who reside on
the North Side and was a bright lad.
whose death is a terrible shock to the
Arthur, son of Mrs. Klauck, died
Tuesday, aged 12 years. The family
recently removed here from Kiel and
reside on South Ninth street
Sratc World’s Fair Commission Will
Raise Additional Fund
The Commission which is planning
the exhibit for the state at the Ht. Louis
Worlds Fair next year has issued a
call for assistance in raising a fund
that will lie sufficient to give the state a
fitting representation. A Wisconsin
book, reviewing the resources, wealth
and advantages of the state, will be is
sued, 860,000 copies to be circulated and
this book will be distributed to the
crowds at the Fair. The Legislature
failed to make the appropiate asked by
the Commission,reducing the amount to
$76,000 and this is considered too little
to make the exhibit that Wisconsin is
entitled to. The Commission will re
cieve the support of the people of the
state and a liberal response will be made
to the project. Every interest of the
state will be given space and set forth
in attractive manner.
Investigate Police Official
An investigation may bo made into
affairs of the City Police department as
the result of the action of officers in dis
regarding the order of the Probate Court
in the Hykenski case. The order com
mitting the boy to the Reform School
was withdrawn and sentence suspended,
but despite this the Chief of Police di
rected the removal of the child without
notifying the Court. The act was one
that is condemned by all who know’ the
circumstances of the case and a com
plaint is being prepared asking the Fire
and Police Commissioner to investigate
and this will probably result in some ac
kafir for Club President
William Ualir heads the Manitowoc
Riding and Driving Club as president,
having lieen elected at a sjmcial meeting
of the directors of the Club hold last
evening to succeed .1 H. Keith. Mr.
Rahr is an enthusiastic horseman and
will do much to promote the sport. He
is ttio owner of Betina Wilkes who was
a close rival of LaCrescent. The club
gives the first matinee of the season
July 4.
Graduates at U. W
Manitowoc will have four graduates
with the 11)08 class at the State Univer
sity. Edgar B. Mueller, (lias. Hejda and
the Misses Midlie and (trace Pritchard.
A number of relatives and friends of the
students are at Madison for the exer
cises which take place this week and
Circus Man Takes A Hard Pall
(Starr, one of the sensational bicycle
riders with the Forepaugh Sells circus,
was injured at the afternoon perfor
mance here Tuesday in a fall
from his wheel when he was
performing the feat of riding down a
perpendicular ladder. He was rendered
unconscious but injury was not serious
and he was able to leave town with the
Invitations are out for the Alnmni
banquet of the County Training School
for Teachers which take place June 80,
immediately following the final exer
cises of tiie graduation at Turner Hall.
Tiie Class Day exercises will lie held in
the afternoon at the Turner Hall and in
the evening the Commencement
Country Districts of County Suffer In
vasion of the Dread Disease.
Correspondents of the Pilot report
the prevalence of smallpox In certain
sections of the County and that there
has been some trouble for the health
authorities to secure the co-operation of
the public in the work of confining the
disease and preventing its spread. In
Maple drove according to the reports,
there are several persons who are vic
tims and while the disease appears of
mild type, there is no less danger in
permitting it to spread. The two deaths
in the county last Winter should serve
as a warning against carelessness and
wilful disregard of caution to hold the
disease in check. Every assistance
should be given the health authorities.
Well Known Contractor Elected To Rep
resent Second Ward Interests
George W. Kennedy, the well known
contractor, has been elected to the seat
In the city council made vacant by the
retirement of Aid Stephen Rechcygl of
the Second Ward. Mr. Kennedy’s elec
tion was had at a meeting Monday eve
ning, No business of especial impor
tance came before the Council at the
time. An act was passed vacating tin*
old Sauk trail on the South Lake Shore
from Division street at the intersection
of Eighth street, South. The matter
has been hanging fire for a year and
many protests were entered against the
action. Another matter to come up
was the petition presented by a number
of merchants and dealers of the city
asking that a license be required from
owners of small vessels who bring fruit
into the city and sell it in snail quanti
ty from house to house. The plea was
taken under advisement.
Prof. Gui.ittann Retires to Frigate in
Business Pursuits Changes
Manitowoc schools lose an able in
structor in tho retirement of Prof.
Albert Guttman who has tendered his
resignation to the directors of the West
Side High School, after service covering
a period of sixteen consecutive years as
principal of that school. Prof. Guttman
is associated in the business of the
Manitowoc Seed Cos. and retires to de
vote his entire attention to personal in
terests. He will he succeeded as princi
pal at the West Side school by Prof. C.
M. Davis, of Stanley.
Miss Florence Boyd, a member of the
faculty of the North Side High school,
will retire at the end of the present
school year and will return to her home
at Appleton, later going to California
for a year. These are the only changes
for next year in the city High schools.
Opens New Dental Parlors
Dr. M. L. Bast, who for a year past
has been associated with Dr. E. M.
Kapitan. has removed to offices in the
Williams Block, opposite the Manitowoc
Savings Bank and the pallors will lie
opened early next week. Dr Bast has
had fourteen years experience In the
practice of his profession and for three
years was engaged as demonstrator at
the Chicago College of Dental Surgery
He was formerly associated with I)r. H.
L Banzhaf and has lieen here three
years. Dr. Bast and wife are now at
St. Paul to le present at the marriage
of Dr. J. Bast, a brother of the local
man, and will return next week.
Modern dentistry at Ernst Seeger's
dental parlors. North Eighth street.
Absolutely Pure
WHOLE NO. 2324.
Cooperstown Girl Given Jud?
ment in Court Against Re
creant Boy Lover
Total of a Dozen Cases Heard From Calen
dar of Twenty-Five—Fagan Wins Again
- Beer's Case Settled
Love making without serious intent
must needs be unprofitable in Manito
woc County in view of the judgment
of Circuit Conit jurors, another verdict
having been rendered in favor of the
plaintiff in a breach of promise action.
Miss Christina Klindt, a Cooperstown
girl who suffered the humiliation of
being jilted by John Krieser, will re
ceive 11500 as blam for her wounded
feelings. The case, which was decided
Friday wa* not contested by the de
fendant. no appearance being made by
Krieser who is engaged in farming in
South Dakota. Several letters, breath
ing passionate love and promising life
long allegiance, which were introduced
into evidence, proved the undoing of
the young man and formed the ground
work for the large judgment given.
The original suit was for SSOOO. Both
Miss Klindt and Krieser were residents
of Cooperstown two years ago when
the courtship was carried on. The
young lady is 24 years of age and the
defendant 23.
The June term of Circuit Court is
nearing its close. The jurv was dis
charged Monday afternoon and but few
cases remain to be heard by the Court.
The Novak Fagan case, a civil action
brought by Novak to recover damages
for an alleged assault, was decided in
favor of Fagan, the defendant. The
complaint, which was for SIOO was
amended and demanded SSOO. The suit
grew out of trouble which the two
men had at a dance several weeks ago.
In Municipal Court Fagan pleaded
gilty to a charge of assault and paid a
Settlement without trial was had in
the case which Charles Beers instituted
against the Manitowoc and Northern
Traction Company. Beers claimed
$3500 damages because of the laying of
a spur track by the Company in front
of his premises on South Eighth street.
When the case was called for trial, the
plaintiff sought to amend the complaint
to sue for SI2OOO and when the argu
ments were had, Judge Kirwan per
mitted the amendment. A conference
of attorneys was held and terms for a
settlement were agreed upon. The
Traction Company will change its
tracks, hut the terms of the settlement
have not been given nut.
In the Uugowski case, an action
brought by the City against Ex Alder
man Edward Rugowski for alleged
violation of the quarantine laws, the
jury found the defendant guilty.
Uugowski left the premises where he
was quarantined because of being afflict"
ed with smallpox. The offense was
committed last Winter during the epi
demic and in Municipal Court a heavy
fine was imposed on the defendant. A
petition for anew trial will be argued
by the attorneys.
The Meauy mortgage tax case was
submitted ou arguments and the Court
has taken the decision under advisement.
The action is brought by the City to
collect a tax of $24 on a mortgage held
bv Henry Meauy, who refused to pay
the assessment on the ground that the
mortgage had been In his possession but
a few days when the assessment was
made. In Municipal court the decision
was agaiust Meauy, and an ap{>eal was
The only divorce case that has come
to a hearing at the term is now on.
The suit is instituted by Mrs. Evelyn
Richards against Ernst Richards of She
boygan and desertion is the charge.
Richards is president of the Sheboygan
Mineral Water Cos. a corj>oration caplta
lked at |24,000. The couple married in
IKBB and since 1897 have not lived
Wins Prize In Trimmer’s Contest
Roman Milski. employed as window
decorator by the Schnette Bros. Cos.,
was awarded a prize of $35 in a contest
recently conducted by the Franklin
Mills Cos., of Lockport, N. Y..for designs
in window display and trimming. Mr.
Milski was second among hundreds
from all iwrts of the United States and
well may be proud of the honor won.
The June sun shines on many a fair
bride, made doubly lovely by the use of
Rocky Mountain Tea. The bride’s best
friend. 35 cents. F. C. Buerstatte

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