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City Fathers Cut Assessor’s Claim
From 100 Days Down to 70
and Disallow Clerks.
Manitowoc Boiler Works Petition for
Sidetrack to Enter Factory —Streets
to be Improved.
At the council meeting Monday even
ingall the members were present. The
meeting was called to order by the
mayor, promptly at 7:80.
On the report of the committee the
bills of assessors Hubbard and Groll for
one hundred days’ service and S3O for
an assistant, was allowed at 70 days and
compensation for an assistant entirely
stricken off. Hereafter the assessor
will receive in conformity with law pay
for only 60 days.
The council refused to pay A. H. Pohl
S4O for the two police uniforms and if
Mr. Pohl wants pay for them he will
have to get it from the owners.
The petition of the Manitowoc Boiler
Works to be allowed to have a spur
track enter its plant on south Sixth
street was referred to the committee.
Parties were present and remonstrat
ed to the improvement of Richmond
street but on the recommendation of
the committee the street was ordered
improved but work not to be begun un
til next spring.
Sixteenth street between Madison and
Division was ordered improved.
Trestik & Cos. received the contract to
improve Main Street between Huron
and New York Ave., the work to be
completed within six months.
Hydrants were ordered placed at
Main and State streets and Fifth and
Cleveland Avenue.
The claim of Budycz to have the mon
ey returned to him that he had paid
August Dueno to have a tire alarm box
installed m his saloon, and which box
was removed by Chief Kratz was re
fused .
The plumbers were hauled over the
coals for leaving the streets in such a
wretched condition. The street com
missioner ought to be held responsible
for this. In other cities the contractor
is compelled to put the street back into
the same condition and they do it. But
here every street has a ridge running
along the center with ribs running off
at every lot.
Petitions for the improvement of a
number of other streets were handed in
and referred to the committee.
After acting on a stack of bills the
council adjourned.
Day to be Fittingly Observed by All the
Organizations in Manitowoc.
The governor proclaimed Monday,
September 7th as Labor Day. In Mani
towoc the Central Labor Council has de
cided to observe the day and arrange
ments have been made. A monster
parade at 9 80 in the morning will pass
along the principal business streets.
The parade will have wagon floats rep
resenting the different trades unions
while all the members of the unions
will be in line. The parade will then
march to Silver Creek park where the
picnic of the day will be held. Speeches
will be delivered in the afternoon while
games and dancing will be indulged in.
The laborers take a great interest in the
celebration this year and it will certain
ly be good. Busses will convey parties
to the park and back all day.
Jeffries Wins Fight With Corbett Friday
at San Francisco
The fight between the two greatest
beasts at San Francisco resulted in Jeff
ries proving himself the greatest. For
which he received $48,000 while Corbett
as looser received |14,000 for his licking.
It is strange how the - beastly part
of hnman nature hangs on inspife of
all civilization.
The Bulletin Boards
The C. and N. W. R. R. reports tlmt
they are not endeavoring to evade the
law requiring them to put up bulletin
boards, and state thereon, at what time
the trains arrive and leave, and how
much if anva train is late, that they are
putting up the boards just as rapidly as
they can get them and hope to have the
whole state supplied within a short
Tired of Life Wenzel Sladky Hangs
Monday afternoon the •14 year old
daughter of Wenzel Sladky discovered
her father’s body hanging in the barn.
The alarm was given and people from
all over flooded to the house but the
body was not cut down until Dr. Fraser
arrived about 10 miuntes after its dis
covery. The foolish notion that a body
cannot be removed except by an autho
rized i*erson. is quite prevalent here.
Dr. Fraser endeavored to restore life
but finally pronounced Sladky dead.
Here is again a case that shows what a
man can do for himself.
At the time of de°.th Sladky was 40
years old, he had formerly lived in the
town of Kossuth being a prosperous
well to do farmer and respected by all.
But like many a one before him he got
the notion that a saloon keeper had an
easy life, and twelve years ago he sold
his farm and came to town to embark
in the boarding house and saloon busi
ness. He soon became his own best
customer and kept drifting down hill.
As is usually the case so here also
domestic troubles weie added to the
financial ones and after a stormy scene
Sunday night his wife concluded to get
a divorce from him. When be was
notified of this he became quiet and
sullen and in the afternoon did away
with himself.
He leaves a wife and three children
and an aged mother. It is a mournful
fact that they will be able to get along
better without him than with him.
The funeral took place Wednesday
morning at B’clock.
Saturday afternoon Robert Othersall
died at the home of his daughter, Mrs.
Ava Smith, of heart failure. Mr.
Othersall had been born in England
July 18, 1834. When he was still a
small child his parents came to this
country and settled in Kossuth There
on the farm he grew up and when the
war broke out lie enlisted in the 21st
Wisconsin, fighting 4 years that our
country might live, receiving an honor
able discharge in 1865. After the war
ho came back to Manitowoc engaging
in various businesses and in the last
as U. S. mail driver he has been known
to all. This spring feeling himself
growing old he resigned the position
and since then has been living with his
daughter. Mr. Othersall reached the
age of 69 and out of a family of 17 only
two sisters survive him, besides these
he leaves two sons and three daughters
The funeral took place Tuesday after
noon, the G. A. R. of whose organiza
tion he was a member, attending in a
George Westphal, the 15 year old son
of Louis Westphal, died Saturday after
a brief illness, thus closing prematurely
a y >ung life that had good prospects.
The funeral took place Monday after
noon from the residence on S. 19th
A six month old baby of Mr.
and Mrs. J. Johnsrud died last week.
It was buried Friday afternoon, Rev.
Merrill officiating.
The Driving and Riding Clubs Matinee
The matinee last Friday was but
poorly attended but the races were in
teresting just the same. The result
was as follows:
1.20 CLASS
1. Solar, A. Whithey 1 1 1
3. Bird, H. Jonas 22 2
2. Hayden P., J. Brockman 3 3*
Time, 1:24, 1:27. 1 29.
1:15 CLASS
1. Bessie V., Dempsey 1 1
2. Louis TANARUS., Oberland 3 2
3. Carroll Ay mar, Whitney 2 3
Time, 1:16*, 1:154
1. Princess Woodford, Keith... 18 11
2. Floris, Coot way 3 12 2
3. Betina Wilkes, Rahr 22 8 *
Time. 108, 102. 1:08$, 107
nichael Staub Taken to oshkosh
Being taken into custody Thursday
on account of his strange actions,
Michael Staub was adjudged insane
Monday at the examination and order
ed taken to Oshkosh. It appeared that
he had been a former inmate released
on parole but his old malady returning
he was sent back.
Excursion Rates to Annual Regatta,
Inland Lake Yachting Association
and Fiftieth Anniveisary of Oshkosh,
Wis.. via the North Western Line. Ex
cursion tickets will be sold at reduced
rates Aug, 24, 25 and 36, limited to re
turn nutil Aug 31. inclusive. Apply to
agents Chicago & North Western R’y
Committee Secures Subscription For
Necessary Stock.
Tuesday afternoon Messrs. Max Rahr
and M. Dempsey completed the $12,500
stock subscription to bring the glove
factory here. Work will be begun at
once to have the factory in condition
just as soon as possible.
Henry Hindrichs Expects to Put in a New
Front Before Cold Weather Comes
Mr. Hinrichs has let the contract to
completely remodel the front of his
store. Tne entrance will remain where
it is, but large show windows will be
put in and the one on the corner will lie
continued onto eighth street. It will
improve the whole corner to quite an
Causes Excitement on Hamilton Street
But No Injury is Done.
Monday evening a charged electric
wire hung to the ground at the corner
of Seventh and Hamilton streets. A
horse and buggy came along when sud
denly the horse came in contact with
the wire and was thrown to the ground.
The horse was assisted to get up and
had scarcely gotten out of the way of
the wire when another rig arrived. A
warning was shouted to the people but
they never heeded it until suddenly
their horse went down, breaking the
fils in the fall. The current only
stunned the animal temporarily and all
the parties escaped with none the worse
for their experience. These live wires
about town are getting a little too nu
merous and caution ought to be exer
cised before a serious accident happens.
Takjs a Bad Fall on the Green Bay Road.
Is All Right Now.
Friday, Charles Bne'slatte and Eddie
Kerscher started for the Coo()erstown
Caves on their bicycles. A short dis
tance before reaching the hotel the
road has a long and dangerous decline.
Both of the riders attempted to coast
down the hill. Ed Kerscher being in ad
vance. but Charles gained on him, till
he suddenly realized that he would have
to run into his companion or take the
gutter, he took the latter, and a few
moments later the neighbors carried
him from the road and laid him on the
grass. But you can’t kill a Canada
thistle by knocking it down, and so
Charles revived and is about town again
as happy as a lark. Next time when
Charles is going to coast down a hill he
will walk.
Forresters Will Give a Royal Entertain
ment September 4.
The Cato Order of Forresters will
hsee their annual ball on Sept. 4, this
year. The boys are known as great en
tertainers and as a consequence a num
ber of local people will be there. The
Ariou band of Oshkosh will furnish the
music and everything will be in keeping
with it.
Company H Receives Checks
The boys of Company H were pleased
to receive their checks for camp work.
Formerly they were paid in camp but
by order of the department all the pro
jterty had to Ire checked over before
money was forth coming. The boys
received almost $900.00
Marriage Licenses
George Vits and Olive A. Proell, both
of this city.
Fred Hethig and Mary M(x*s. both
of the town of Kossuth.
Round Trip Rates via Union Pacific
to many jxdnts in thestat-v; of Colorado,
Utah, California, Montana, Oregon and
Washington from Missouri River Ter
minals Council Bluffs to Kansas City
sl7. AO to Denver, Colorado Springs and
Pueblo, daily to Sept. 30.
$30.50 to Odgen and Salt Lake City
daily to Sept. 30.
$44.50 to Spokane Sept. 1 and 15.
$52.00 to Portland, Tacoma and Se
attle Aug. 18, Hept. 1 and 15.
$50.00 to Han Francisco anil Ijom An
gelas Oct. 11 to 17, inclusive.
For full information address,
W. O. Nkimvkx Q. A.
193 S. ('lark St. Chicago, 111.
Washington, D. C., Aug. is,
The personality of the democratic ua
tional ticket continues to be the most
talked of political subject in Welling
ton, When General Miles retired on
August 8, and his retirement was an
nounced by a stereotyped older, signed
by Corbin and unaccompanied by a
word of congratulation or commenda
tion on his long and faithful services*
the possibility of German ami Miles as
the democratic nominees became a sub
ject of general discussion but soon re
ports began to come from the South
which dissipated the idea that Milt's
could ever become a democratic candi
date. It was shown that Hie Southern
ers had never forgiven Miles fur putting
Jefferson Davis in irons and in some
cities of the South, Miles’ retirement
had been celebrated. In Atlanta the
state house had been decorated with
Hags and bunting in honor of the occa
It is generally held in Washington
that Senator Gorman is today the
strongest possibility ami the Maryland
statesman's friends maintain that, as
leader of the minority in the Senate
during the approaching session, Mr.
Gorman will gain new laurels and will
enter next summer’s campaign with not
only the confidence of his own party but
with tiie approval of that large element
of the republican party which rebels at
tlie “stand pat" policy of the adminis
tration and desires moderate tariff re
form, especially in those schedules which
have been raised to their present high
altitude at the demand of Hie trusts.
“Sound money and moderate tariff re
vision’’is the platform fur which Sena
tor Gorman stands and it is evident
from the attitude of the eastern press
that he is regarded as a very strung
candidate, by republicans as well as
Another payability has loomed upon
the horizon recently in the person of
Judge Gray of Delaware. Judge Gray
undoubtedly profited much in public
opinion by the fairness with which he
presided over the Anthracite Coal-Strike
Arbitration ('on.mission and (he equity
of the deci-ion of that commission re
flected credit on all its members and
doubtless insured to Judge Gray a place
in the affections of the labor element.
Now Judge Gray is again acting in the
capacity of peacemaker between labor
ami capital. He is presiding over the
commission called into existence to ad
just tlie differences between the Ala
bama coal operators and their employes.
Delaware, though a small and southern
state, is a doubtful one and it is regard
ed as not improbable that Judge Gray's
name will figure prominently before the
democratic national convention. When
asked recently if he would entertain the
nomination Judge Gray declined to dis
cuss the subject.
Just where ex Senator David 11. Hill
stands these days is also a subject of
speculation by politicians. Mr. Hill
has long been silent, but that he will
figure in the c> i vent ion as a dark horse
is believed by some very astute politi
ciaus, who claim that Mr. Hill advanced
the claims of Judge Parker with a view
to riveting attention on Now York hut
with the knowledge that the Judge
would never receive the nomination and
that any boom he might receive would
be premature and could never survive a
long cold winter
Speaking of political possibilities your
correspondent learns from authoritative,
although confidential sources, that the
situation in Wall street is causing grave !
concern to the republican leaders. A
valiant effort is being made to put a
brave front on and republican newspap
er correspondents are lieing asked to
state that there is nothing to he feared,
that the liquidation is confined to Wall
Street speculators, that it cannot affect
the general prosperity and, in general,
to write dispatches calculated to uphold
the hands of the hulls and counteract
the almost inevitable consequences of
the liquidation The market is in a pe
culiar condition. There is no lack of
money hut public confidence is lacking.
Thus far the capitalists have been
obliged to let go only their good stocks
and even they Lave sold low, but if the
time comes, as it is feared it will, when
the brokers and others have to let their
poor things go there will follow a geoer
al panic which will bring to an end the
boasted era of prosperity which is cal
cnlated to elect Mr. Roosevelt. If the
prosperity of the West weathers the
present liquidation the general situation
will be safer than it has lieen for some
time but. as a prominent republican
financier describes it, "the amputation
has taken place and gangrene basset in.
If the doctors (Morgan et al) can check
it and heal the stump the patient will
be better off than before, but if the !
gangrene spreads; well you can see
what the result will be."
Secretary Root is to retire from the
Cabinet, not immediately but probably
some time in December. Mr. RisU's re
tirement will be a serious loss to Presi
dent Roosevelt who has long been oppos
ing it,for in all the cabinet there are but
two men on whose judgment Theodore
Roosevelt relies, hut two men who can
influence him for his own good when he
has determined upon an injudicious step.
Those men are Hay and Root and of the
two Root is, in many instances, the
more influential. It is generally be
lieved that Governor Taft will succeed
Secretary Root. Through the operation
of the general staff plan, the direction
of the army, which has heretofore de
rolved on the Secretary of War, lias de
volved on tile staff ami “with a compe
tent staff of experienced army officers a
thorough incompetent could do little
harm as Secretary of War." I quote a
prominent naval officer who was advo
cating the staff plan for the navy to
make up for the deficiencies of Secretary
Moody. The serious problems which
are likely to arise in the War Depart
merit in the near future will, therefore,
concern the Philippines and it is be
lieved that Taft's familiarity with Phil
ippine conditions would make him a
valuable officer of the administration.
■Postmaster General Payne is sched
uled for retirement, as soon as it can be
said that he is not "retiring under lire",
and the old story that Secretary Wilson
is to resign, to make a life position as
president of the lowa Agricultural <'< >1
lege, is again in circulation.
Shamrock and Reliance Sail Today for
the Cup
Today off Sandy Hook the race be
tween the two liest sail boats of the
world will be run. The distance will
he 80 nautical miles, equal to about 844
land miles. The course being 15 miles
to windward and return.
The Reliance, the American boat,
haviug a larger sail surface than the
Shamrock, Sir Lipton's boat, will allow
its rival nearly two minutes time. An
enormous crowd is present, the weather
being fine, and the enthusiasm is at its
highest pitch. Americans and English
men lieing positive that their boat will
win. This is the third time that Sir
Thomas Lipton attempts to win the cup
and the attempts so far have cost him
several millions, three races wiH be
The Ladies of the Presbyterian Church
Give their Annual 1 nlerlainment
Ftiday afternoon and evening you
can take the street car to Two Rivers
receive a lunch at the Opera House and
have a nice ride hack iioiue and all for
35 cents, each is the offer that the ladies
of the Presbyterian Church make and
they guarantee a Rood supper. If the
weather is hot the ice cream will he
cold and if the weather is cold they
will warm the cream for you Don’t
forgot if tomorrow afternoon and eve
Authorities failed to Get a Permit From
the Government.
Because the town of Manitowoc had
failed to secure a jiermit to build the
protection wall along the lake shore the
government engineers ordered the work
stopped until a permit is obtained.
Proell-Vlts Wedding
Miss Olive Proell and George Vita
were married today, Thursday. The
bride is a charming young lady that is
known to nearly everyone having made
many friends, sin* is the daughter of
Mrs. Adelaide Proell. Mr Vila is en
gaged with his father in the Aluminum
Nov-dty Manufacturing Cos. The young
couple leave on a wedding trip and will
be home to friends after October 1, at
corner of Month 14th and ('lark streets
Turnverein to Continue
At a meeting of the Turners, Tuesday
evening, it was decided to conduct tin*
hall for the next year on the same sys
teui as heretofore Cbaa. Ovart tiie
stage manager, desires to retire.
Excursion Rates to Fox River Valley
Fair at Appleton, Wls.,
i Via the North-Western Line. Excar
sion tickets w ill he sold at reduced rates
, Sept. I to 4. inclusive, limited to return
until Sept. 5, inclusive. Apply to agents
jo. AN W It v 8|
Dr. Ernst Seeger, Dentist over Walter
Greens store.
Mrs. Emma Linstedt, Mother of Jule
l.instedt Expires Monday.
About three months ago Mrs. Linstedt
in the liest of health left for New York
to visit with her daughter Mrs. J. W,
Frankel ten days ago she was taken
sick and Julius Linstedt was summoned
she was removed to St. Lukes hospital
where she died Monday night.
The family had lived many years in
Mishicott but Jjß ago years came to
Manitowoc, Mrs. Linstedt making her
home with her son on south Bth Street.
Four children, Julius of tuis city, Otto
of Chicago, Mrs Albert Simino of Two
Rivers and Mrs. J \V. Frankel of New
York, survive. The remains will be
brought here for burial, the funeral be
ing private.
John Schuette Starts Out On Font
Thursday morning John Schuette and
a party of friends started out in Mr-
Schuette'* launch to go to Oshkosh to
take in the yacht races. The distance
is about 160 miles and Mr. Schuette ex
pects to get to Sturgeon Bay to night
and arrive at Oshkosh Friday evening.
If the nice weather continues it will
certainly lie a pleasant trip.
After a Year at Manitowoa Mrs Andolc
Concludes to go Back to Bohemia
A year ago Mrs. Janies Andole came
to Manitowoc from distant Bohemia to
make her home with her daughter here.
And now after being here a year she
concluded to go hack to her old home,
where she had left her friends and
associates. She is 62 years old and not
able to speak a word of English but in
Spite of her age is confident that she
can make flic trip alone.
L. J. Nash is at Appleton and Osn
kosh on business.
Miss Mamie Thompson of Chicago is
visiting relatives here.
Mrs 11. Fish and granddaughter have
been guests of Miss H Wilcox.
Mary Baron was committed to the
Northern Hospital Tuesday.
John Curie, son of captain Carle is
night operator for the C. A N W. R. R.
at Kaukauna.
Thu Misses Menge of L’Anse, Midi.,
an* spending a few days with relatives
in the city.
Mrs Ij<in Smith underwent an opera
tion at the Holy Family Hospital and
in doing well.
Mrs. Thomas VVattawa and daughter
returned from a two weeks’ visit at
Milwaukee and Racine.
Mrs. Smith who has been visiting
with her sister Mrs Berlin Snitlin left
for home Wednesday.
Dr Hnhliard has taken up his resi
dence in Dr Baines house, corner N, Nth
and St. ('lair Streets.
G. W Kennedy received the contract
to move the school building at Two
Rivers to make room for the new
Miss Florence Moran* returned to
her home at Green Bay after a week s
visit as the truest of Miss Leona Kellner
at the Williams House.
Thomas R. Morgan of Oshkosh, a di
rector of the National bank here, and a
prominent business man was shot Tues
day by an employe that had been dis
charged The murdc-er, Frederick
Hani|iel, was I4ged in jail where he
hanged himself
Labor Paper to he Started
The Central Labor C'uuneil in consid
ering the advisability of starting n news
paper in the interests of organized la ;
i>r The committee appointed feel j
satisfied that the project would be' a
success What action the Labor Coun
cil will take on it is not known an vet.
altiiongh if the committee can show
that it will pay its own expenses it in
very likely that the pajter will be s f, ut
ed, at first taking the form of a weekly
and later on changing to a semi weekly
or daily.
Apprentice girl* at the Dressmaking
Parlors of Miss Francis Trust, 83H South
9th Street. Manitowoc. \Vis.
James -Don’t tigure on uiariyiug a
model wife unless rou are a mind read
er and know for cer'ain that she takes
Rocky Mountain Tea. 36 cents. F. C.
WHOLE NO. 2333.
The Most Successful Institute
Ever Conducted at Manitowoc
Closes Friday
Special Lectures on the Need of the
Country Schools Were Given Every
The teachers’ institute held in the
north side school closes its weeks work
tomorrow, Friday, and was the most
successful ever held in the county.
Every year since Suierinteudent Chris
tiansen lues been at the head of onr
school has marked an increase not only
in the nnmber of attendance,but also of
the interest taken in the work Scholars
were enrolled only for the first two days
and then the number of 11H was reach
ed, The institute was conducted by
Professors Hewitt of Oshkosh and Land
graf of Marinette assisted by Professor
Hyer and Snpt. Christiansen from here.
The attendants were divided into divi
sions and work in Arithmetic, History.
Reading and Agriculture was done
while in the afternoon of every day
special lectures on the “Needs of the
Country School” were delivered by the
State superintendent of schools Cary
visited the institute the opening day
and expressed himself as well satisfied
wiili tlie attendance and work done.
There was only one remarkable thing
about the institute and that was the
absence of the city teachers. This was
all the more so as a number of them
are very weak In just the work that is
Isdug done at the institute. Every
person that desires to be up to date in
any particular business finds that he or
she can learn by coming in contact with
other people and especially by meet
ing those that are recognized as under
standing that particular work. Onr
city s< hinds pay high wages and have a
right to demand good service in return
therefore and if the lassies and laddies
do not deem themselves aide to learn
anything they also cannot complain if
their services bring a lower price.
Mrs. Hill of Cleveland Lost The Money
found By E. P. Smith
Mrs. Hill of Cleveland, Ohio came
to chief Pierce and claimed the money
found by E P. Smith, night orator
at the C N W office. It apjiears that
she came here to settle up the estate of
her husband and tucked the money, S2O
into tier waists and so lost it. Mr.
Smith coming from his work saw it
lying near the edge of the sidewalk and
turned it over to the chief He refused
the reward offered him saying he had
done no more than rigtit.
Hall Bros. Resign Company to Discon
tinue Retail Store Sept. I
Because their own busmess is taking
such vast proportions as to need all
their time Berlin and Jay Hall have
tendered their resignation to the North
eru drain Cos. It is also stated that with
September the first the Northern drain
Cos. will abandon its retail business.
The present location has been pur
chased by the Johnson Fuel Cos. and
not being able to find a satisfactory
place it is hkelv that the retail depart
ment will not l>o continued
Misses Mollie and dra<-e Pritchard
left Tuesday for Milwaukee.
This is the Powder of
That is making users of
Powder talk.
‘Tis not Powder made
for fight,
But Powder made for
the cook’s delight.

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