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VOLUME XLVIL—NO. 2
DEMOCRATIC VIC TORY IN NEW YORK McClellan is Elected Mayor Over Low by Plurality of Over 70,000 TAMMANY’S PREDICTION WERENOTWIND Results in Other States—Democratic Out look for the Presidency is Bright After the most bitter campaign in the history of New York city George B. McClellan was elected mayor of greater New York with a plurality of over 70,000 votes. This is all the more remarkable in so far as McClellan carried every single district with the exception of Richmond which Low carried with about 800. Mayor Low claimed all the credit for the clean administration iu New York during the past two years. The most conservative people, however, give Comptroller Grout credit for it and he Veingou the democratic ticket no reason for voting for Low was left. Even Brooklyn gave McClellan a majority: The gain this year gives Tammany an immense power and assures a much greater ylurality two years from now if the power is used with reason. Leaving all partisan ideas aside chances are that New York will have a better admiuistra tion than ever before and so help roll up a large democratic majority for presi dent. Senator Marcus A. Hanna sweeps the state, and the legislature of Ohio, which will elect him United States senator, Inis a Republican majority of 100 on joint ballot. Myrod T. Hericks (Republican) is elected governor over Tom L. John son (Democrat), the vote being 500,000 to 400,000. By this yote Ohio shatters the aspiration of Mr. Johnson, practically retiring him from politics and intensities the dissensions of the Democratic fac tions. It also blights the prospects of John M. Clark, Johnson’s candidate for the Senate against Hanna, as it places him in the position of having iu a meas ure, repudiated his honest money princ iples to receive favors at the hands of the Bryan wing of the Democratic party. The vote for governor iu 1901 was; Nash (Republican) 436,092: Kilbourne (Demo crat), 368,525. Albert B. Cummins (Rep.) re elected governor over Jeremiah B. Sullivan in lowa by 70,000 plurality, The campaign was one of the dullest ever known in this state, no issues of great importance hav ing been before the people. Asa result the vote is unusually light. The legis lature is again overwhelmingly Republi can, though early returns indicate that the Democrats have gained seven mem bers. The balloting had no bearing on United States senatorships. In the elec tion two years ago Cummins had 220,839 votes, and Phillips (Dem.) 143,655. Incomplete returns in Nebraska indi cate the election of the Republican ticket by decreased pluralities. John ,T. Sulli van, fusion candidate for associate fus tice of the Supreme Court, is making unexpected gains, but it is not thought his lead is sufficient to elect. There seems no doubt that the Republican uni versity regents are elected. Governor Mickey (Rep.) was elected last year by 96,471 votes to 91,110 cast for Thompson (fusion). Senator Arthur Pue Gorman secur _<s a victory by the election of Edwin War field (Dem.) as governor over Stevenson A. Williams (Rep.) in Maryland. The result emphasizes Gorman s domination in the state and strengthens his position as a candidate for the presidency, The legislature, which is Democratic by a small plurality, will elect a Democratic successor to Senator McComas (Hep.), who was opposed at the polls by the fac tion controlled by the three-Republican congressmen. The last vote of the state for governor (in 1899) resulted; Smith (Dem.), 128,400; Lowudee(Rep.) 116,280. John C. W. Beckham (Dem.) is elect ed governor over Morris B: Belknap (Rep.) by 15,000 in Kentucky. National issues were avoided in the campaign, and the result is taken to mean tha. the Dem ocrats are again making sure of their position in the state and that in the presidential year it will be found in the democratic column. In 1899 (the last gubernatorial election) the vote was: Taylor (Rep.), 103,713; Goebel (Dem.), 191,831. Lucius F. C. Garvin (Dem ) is re-elect ed governor over Samuel Pomroy Colt (Rep.) by 5000 plurality, while the H publicans elect the remainder of the state officers and retain control of the legis THE MANITOWOC PILOT. lature in Rhode Island. By winning the legislature this year the Republicans hope to gain a firmer hold for next year, when Senator Aldrich comes up for re election, and for this reason they fought a very energetic campaign. Last year the vote resulted: Garvin 82,260. Kim bal (Rep.) 24,541. Both parties claim to have carried Colorado, and all agree that the race be tween Judge Campell (Rep.) and Adair Wilson (Dem.) for Supreme Court jus tice is very close. There was but one office to be filled at the election, and as that is judicial the result had little bear ing oi\ the politics of the state. In the election for governor last year the vote was Peabody (Rep.) 85,512; Stimson (Dem.) 80,217. The Republicans carry the state of Mas sachusetts, though by a reduced plurali ty. John L, Bates (Rep.) is re-elected governor over William A. Gaston (Dem.) by 35,849. Tin legislature is largely Republican. Last year the vote for governor stood; Bates, 196,276; Gaston, 159,156. New Jersey Republicans continue to control the legislature. Senator John Kean (Rep.), whose term expires in 1905, will be re-elected. Two years ago the vote for governor was: Murphy (Rep.). 184,814; Seymour (Dem.), 168,861. Pennsylvania stays Repubdcan, re turning the entire state ticket apparent ly by pluralities averaging about 100,000. The cities have also for the most part re fused to turn Democratic. MAERTZ SUBMITTS REPORT Report Shows a Decrease of Over One Million Mortgages are not Assessed The report which county supervisor of assessment W. C. Maertz ha. handed over to the committee of equalization ami assessment shows that in 1903 the total of taxable property for the county amounts to 32,831,032 as compared with 33 964,805 in 1902 being a falling off of 1,123,873. This decrease is accounted for by mortgages and money being not taxed. In the city of Manitowoc there is a slight increase iu real estate while in 1902 the real estate was valued at 6,298,745 this year it is valued at 6,372,- 881 by Mr. Maertz being an iucrease of of 74,086, but the decrease in personal property is so large as to more than make up for the slight increase iu reali ty. Thus in 1902 Mr. Maertz had 2,- 188,098 ou the rolls while this year there is only 1,669.107 being a decrease of 468,811 and so making a total decrease for the city of 894,725. The only ex planation is that the Manitowoc people have “blown in” all their money for while over a half a million of money was assessed last year 6,416 is all that is left this year. Another fact may be drawn from this that the taxes are not at all likely to be any losver than hist year but will tend upward. Tonnage Report The record for October 1903 is as fol lows; Arrivals Tonnage Steamers 179 214,000 Vessels 83 10,486 Total 212 224,486 Clearance Tonnage Steamers 173 208,559 Vessels 32 8,528 Total 205 217.087 This makes October the largest month of the year for our harOor, and l>eiug ex ceeded only by Milwaukee. WEDDINGS OF THE PAST WEEK BARTA—MILHANS. Miss Julia Barta and Chas. Mllhans of Reedsville were quietly married by Judge Chloupek at the court house Saturday. HALVERSON—KULNIC. Miss Elma Halverson of Rapids and Otto Kuln'k of this city were married at Jerpen Saturday. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Alfson, WILLNER—COLUECK. The marriage of John Willner and Miss Clara Kolbeck, occnred Tuesday at the Catholic church in Pine Grove. A recep'ion was held later at the home of the bride's parents. PAGAN—SCHRIMPF. Married at Francis Creek, Oct. 28th, John Fagan of Kossuth and Miss Clara Schrimpf, daughter of Frank Schrimpf of Sheboygan. Paul Schuette and Otto Alter re turned from an eastern purchasing trip Tuesday. Fred Eggers with wife and daughter left for California Tuesday for the winters stay. Modern dentistry at Ernst Seeger's dental parlors. North Eighth street. COUNTY LOSES TAX CASES Railway Companies Cannot Be Taxed For Local Improvements In a decision which has just been handed down by Judge Kirwiu in Cir cuit court it is held that railway com panies cannot be taxed for local im provements, seweres in the city, and other work from which the community benefits. The opinion is given in the case wherein the Chicago & North-Wes tern Railway Company contested the attempt of the city to force a special assessment for city improve ments against property which is owned and occupied by the Company. The refusal of the Company to pay the as sessment from the year 1896 to 1902 in clusive, resulted in the tax being report ed to the county treasurer with the city’s delinquent tax and the property being advertised for sale. An injunction whs secured by the Company to restrain the sale and the case was argued in the Circuit court with the result above mentioned. About S3OOO was involved and the city is able to collect only about $35, this being the charges for shoveling of snow from the property by the city employes which the court holds is a legal charge. The last legislature, however, adop ted a measure which makes the tax valid in the future aud it can be as sessed and collected. The law is in Chapter 426 and provides that railway property can be taxed for local im provements the same as the pnqierty of of the individual owner. Although the decision rendered in this case of the Chicago & North-wes tern Cos. only, it will apply in the case of the Wisconsin Central Cos. also aud the city loses the special tax assessed against both roads in the years 1896- 1902. HELD TO TRIAL FOR THEFT Rapids Youth Charged With the Robbery of $65 From His Employer Wm. Wilhelms, a Rapids youth, has been held to trial in bonds to answer to a charge of robbery, the complaint having been entered by Adolph KngUr, a former employer of Wilhelms. The alleged crime took place Sunday and $65 is the amount of money which Wilhelms is accused of having made way with. In Municipal court the de feudent pleaded not guilty aud a pre liminary hearing in the case was had yesterday. Wilhelms was employed as a thresher by Kngler up imtd Saturday Cash which was iu the same desk from which the $65 was taken was untouched The charge is a state's prison offense. LOCAL ALUMNI WILL ATTEND Manitowoc County Has Many Graduates of the State University Who are Interested Manitowoc county graduate,, „f u, e State University are much interested in an announcement that comes from Madison of the plans which aie being made to celebrate the golden job h e of the school from which the first class was graduated fifty years ago. The celebration will be held in June next year at the time of the annual com mencement and it is expected that nearly all of the 50#0 graduates who have been given diplomas by the Uni versity in the fifty years will be present No definite plans have been adopted as yet but the ceremonies will include ad dresses by prominent university edu cators of this country and Europe. In the neighborhood of forty Manitowoc county people have graduated from the school. G. A. F irest. of this city, hav ing been the first of the number, being a member of the law class of 1869, the very first to leave the University. ROAD TO BE ABANDONED Town of Manitowoc Decides so at Special Election With a vote of 33 to .17 the citizens of town Manitowoc refused to appropriate an additonal $300.00 to complete the lake shore protection. This means an aban donment of the old road unless property owners protect the shore at their own expense and this does not seem at all probable. The recital at the Presbyterian church tonight (Thursday), promises to be a very enjoying affair. Miss Gilkey is known as a very talented young lady Prof. Skaaden who has just returned from Europe has agreed to render a selection on the pipe organ to complete the program. The program will com mence at 8 o’clock tickets can lie se cured at the door. MANITOWOC, WIS. NOVEMBER 5,1903. WASHINGTON LETTER (FROM OPR REGULAR CORRESPONDENT) Washington. D. 0., Nov. 3, 1903. Mr. Bristow’s report ou the postal scandals has been to the President, hut there is no danger of its being given to the public, just at present, while there is an election about to take place in eleven states of the Union. It is said that the President is going over the re port carefully aud that before making it public he will supplement it with some comments of his own. As it con tains over a million words, which would make 2,000 pages of an ordinary govern ment document document, •it will pro bably take Mr. Roosevelt some time to finish it. Postmaster General Payne is now preparing his letter of transmittal, to accompany the report. There seems good authority for the statement that Mr. Bristow makes grave accusations against Perry S. Heath,the former First Assistant Postmaster General and pre sent secretary of the repnblican nation al committee of which Mark Hanna is chairman. The Tulloch charges ac cused Heath of juggling payrolls, giv iug sinecures to women and political friends, aud sending politicians around the country at government expense os tensibly ou official business; but it is said that Mr. Bristow charges him with official corruption similar to that for which Beavers and Machen are now in dicted. However, like Congressman Littauer in the glove contracts, ho will probably be saved by the statute of limitations. It looks as if the repnbli cans will hardly dare retain him as sec retary of the national committee; but perhaps he hopes for something ~equal ly as good”. The irregularities dis covered iu the New York Post < *flice are of such a grave character that the Presi dent has directed Mr. Bristows iuspei tors to subject it to a rigid investigation. They will leave for New York in a few days and will have a month or six weeks to complete their work. The head of the New York office is Post master Van Cott, a close personal friend of Senator Platt who has done all he can to defend him and who will fight any attempt to remove him. Al though no direct charges have as yet been made against Van Cott, his removal has been so frequently dis cussed as to alarm Senator Platt and bis other friends. The Maryland campaign is the chief topic among politicians here. Senator Gorman has taken the stump and is leading the democrats in an attack on the administration, which is causing the republicans the gravest alarm. He again scores the President for his inter ference in the state campaign and for his championing the colored race by dining Booker Washington. He said in his last speech, ‘'Unfortunately the President of the United States and 1 speak of him as the President ought al ways to be spoken of, with rrspect,- goes from one end of ihe country to the other intensifying the race issue. He well knows that all thoughtful men of the South without exception, unless it lie politicians who want the votes of the negroes, and every thoughtful man of the North, has reached the con clusion that no greater crime was ever committed against good government, no greater crime has ever been perpe trated against the women of the South, than the emancipation ofmgros by con Btitutional amendment. The President of the United States with an impulsive ness and thoughtlessness which would hardly l>e excused in a small buy in this community, has a faculty of ex pressing himself which has become dangerous to the jieace of the communi ty. He has interfered in our state and has tried to stimulate the republicans by inviting them to a harmony meeting and to sit around the same table at which Booker Washington sat. "He declared further that by his imprudence in interfering with matters which did not properly belong to his office the President had unsettled business in terests, Isidor Hayner. the democratic candidate for ihe United States Senate spoke along the same lines declaring himself for the disfranchisement of the negro as a matter of self preservation. Senator Gorman now stands out as the leader of the opposition to the President on his attitude on the race question and this will probably be made the is sue of the coming presidential cam paign; unless the republicans refuse to nominate Mr. Risisevelt who stands for equal opportunity fur blin k and white. According to the official figures our merchant marine has now reached the highest point in the history of the coun try, and thin remarkable growth was regardless of the fact that there was no ship subsidy act passed. The total tonnage amounts to ft,0H7,H45 tons, which plat es us second to Great Britain in the merchant marines. As her ton nage exceeds 16,000 000 it will be some time before we can hope to occupy first place. The growth of onr marine began in 11*00, when the five million mark was passed for the first time in many years. Since then the progress has been so rapid that the advocates of ship subsidy will bo at a loss for argu ments when the measure is brought up at the regular session of Congress. Gigantic land frauds on the Pacfiic Coast have been under secret investiga tion by the Interior Department for some time. Such startling rumors have escap'd that Secretary Hitchcock has promised to make a comprehensive statement in the course of the next few days. The first public development was the suspension from office of Asa B. Thompson, receiver of the United States Land Office at La Grand. Oregon. Thomson has boon indicted for re ceiving bribes. It is sa'd that the De partment’s investigation will involve United States Senator Mitchell and Representative Williamson, both repub licans from Oregon, who recommended Thomson's appointment. It is known that Secretary Hitchcock's feeling toward these men has been very bitter since the investigation started. Many government officials and members of Congress are believed to be implicated in these land frauds and startling revela tions are daily expected. According to the animal report of Commissioner General Frank Sargent of the Bureau of Immigration there has been a large increase in immigration to this country during the last fiscal year, when 857,046 foreigners crosssd our borders. The greatest number, over 230,000 came from Italy, while Austria Hungary furnished 0ver206,000. From the Oriental countries came near ly 20,000 Japanese and over 2,000 Chinese. 185,667 of the immigrants could neither read nor write. The total amount of money brought with them amounted to $16,117,513. 8,769 alien immigrants were rejected, because they were paupers, diseased oi contract laborers. Cjuutiug second aud first cabin immigrants who arrived iu this country last year, makes the number very near the million mark. CHURCH FAIR NOW GOING ON Elaborate Fair Under Auspices of Sacred Heart Opened Doors on Wednesday Evening On Wednesday evening the much talked of fair of the Saered Heart Uon gregation was called into being at the Turner Hall. The regular patrons would not have recognized the old play house everything was changed ami decorated resembling a veritable fairy land in which the "fairies ' were as busy as bees dealing articles of beauty and usefulness to the vast and cheerful public The miscellunous booth is in charge of Mrs. Adams, Mrs. Chapman and Mrs. Herzog, while Mesdames I‘ase walk, Huiflin and Niquette explained the merits of aprons to the men. The prize booth was attended by Mrs. Ed. Kelley, Mrs, F. A Miller and Mbs Irene Bleser and Mesdames Vits, l)e Guire and Thurtell will dispense gifts at the wheel of fortune. The odds and ends booth is in the care if Mrs ( arey, the pillow and fancy work booth in that of Mrs. Muihollaud.Mrs Guttmaii, Mrs. P, A. Bennett and the doll bootli in charge of Miss Helmet ts, Miss Lailghlin and Miss Zeiuau. Misses Mary O’Connor, Anna Wit and Cora Hubbard will have charge of the fish pond to demonstrate that there are just as good fish to be caught as ever have been. Candy and flowers will be presided over by Misses Harriet Bleser, Maud McCull ollgh, Bessie Nelson, Julia Kelley, Agnes and Mary Mulled land. The fair will continue every day and evening until Saturday inclusive. An admission fee of 10 cents will 1- charged evenings. Lunch will be served at 2 o’clock daily at a charge of 15 cents while an elegant dinner with different meats and salads will be served sruin 5 to 7 every evening for 25 cents The committee have arranged various contests that will lie decided Saturday evening. With the exception of the baby show which will be held between H and 4 on Saturday a specially large at tendance for this feature is expected and the mayor will probably Isj called on t> act as judge. The officers that have had the mattei in charge and deserve all sorts of praise for their efforts are president Mrs. Carey secrerary Mrs. DeGuire. treasurer Mrs Hchreiter. Foil Ki.nt Farmers’ Saloon with large stable. One of the best location! in the city of Manitowoc. Enquire al office of TilK W 11.1,1 AM RaIIK Sons’ Cu DEATH CAME TO HIM SUDDENLY Clarence C. Smalley, Well Known Busi ness Man. Succumbs to Heart Failure Clarence C. Smalley, one of the city's well known business men died suddenly Tuesday from an attack of heart failure from which he had suffered fur several years. Mr. Smalley is a member of the firm of the Manitowoc Machine Cos. and had been at work the entire day, ap parently in the best of health and the announcement of his death was a pain ful shock to friends. Mrs. Smalley and daughter who were visiting at Chi cago were immediately informed of the sad occurence aud arrived Wednesday afternoon. Deceased was 53 years and hud laen a resident of the city since birth. He was a son of the late E. J. Smalley, founder of the Smalley Mfg. Cos. aud hid been associated with his father and brothers in conducting the business for a number of years. Six years ago he removed to Texas remaining there a year and then returning here where he established the company of which he was the head at the time of death. He was married in and the wife aud three children survive. They are Charles, .Marinette. Reno, Chicago and My rtle, this city. Few men were more widely acquain ted or had the better esteem of their friends than did Mr. Smalley. He was possessed of con siderable genius in the inventive line and had patented a mini her of iuventic ns that have lieeu valuable to the perfection of agricultu ral implements and which are in use by the Smalley Mfg. Cos. at present. The funeral will take place Friday afternoon from the residence. PERSONAL MENTION. Jay Hall is at New York on business. More editorial excursion notes next week. Joseph Kestley was at Sheboygan Tuesday. Fred Hiurichs loft for Milwaukee Wednesday. Cos. 11. will Ihi inspected hy Maj. Williams Nov. 19th. “Sandy Bottom’' will play at the Turner Hall Monday Nov. ,*th. Gust Nytiagen lias returned from a trip to Minnesota Wednesday, Any lady that has a hired girl now is being envied hy her neighbors. The opening performance at the She boygan Opera House netted $11,060.00 The schooner Boch brought a cargo of slabs Tuesday and then laid up for the winter. Th lust crib on the breakwater Ims lieen put in place and the work is nearly completed Wm. Wanner and Win, Herman paid a fine of $5 00 and costs for disorderly conduct Monday Win Wilhelm charged with sterling SOS from Adolph Kugler was bound over to Circuit Court. It is expected that 1150 bunting licenses will be issued in the county be fore the season closes. Anton Vogt left for Chicago Tuesday. A daughter was born to Mr and Mrs. Reinhart Rvlir Tuesday. The nice weather keeps on nicely considering iliat both Hicks and the weather man are against if. The Manitowoc Dry disk Cos. has a contract to repair the steamer New Orleans which will involve about SIO,OOO The new three etory building of the Manitowoc Seed Cos. isalinost completed and ijnite a business addition to Main I street. The explosion of a lamp called the | I lire department to the boat IVw.'O'kee , Wednesday evening but the Artie had etearned over and put the fire out. Senator Randolph won a handsome pillow at the Sacred Heart fair Wednee * day evening and Mrs. Shern an was the fortunate winner of a half a ton of coal. The committee on equalization and assessment is hard at work getting ready for the meeting of ths County j board of supervisors on Nov 10th. The hunting season for deer will j open the Kith of Nov. ami continue 20 j days. Uut no leer can Ist banted in | Manitowoc nor Calumet County The central lift bridge was injured Monday afternoon by the paasing barge I Fitzgerald preventing the bridge from l closing. After two hours delay the ■ machinery was again gotten into order, (‘has Ludwig got his huger iuto the gearing o' a threshing machine Wednes day afternoon and had the tip crushed I off. The party was just tiuishing up the seasons work at Nic Trosts farm ‘ when tie accident happened. WHOLE NO. 2344 CITY COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS Aldermen Adopt Resolution to Have Assessors Reduce Val uation of Property ALLEN PROPERTY NOT TO BE ABANDONED Ca.minjj Company to Double Its Capacity. Possibilities of a New Factory. At the meeting of the council Monday night all were present with the excep tion of the mayor. The city clerk was hack at his desk again all wreathed in smiles and aldermanic tobacco smoke. The matter of reducing the taxes on the Allen property came np for discussion and after some wrangling a resolution was adopted recommending to the asses sors that tiie value of some of the lots be reduced the council not having authority to reduce theiwsessment. The lake is washing this property away and in its present condition it has very little value, at the same time some of the lots are assessed at $350 when they would not bring s2ft a piece. Mr. Allen desires to improve this property hut SBO,OOO being necessary to do so. he desires some safe guard before entering on the extensive expenditure. The Alliert Landreth (Jo. presented a petition to be allowed the use of a few feet of Franklin street to enlarge the machine house. The company intends to place the machinery of the East Wis consin Cos. into the lake shore plant, hav ing a pro|s>sition from another firm to put a factory into the East Wisconsin building. The proposition will be graft ed beyond a doubt as the few feet of land will do no harm while an addi tional factory is of interest to everyone. The mayor forwarded a [>aper to the council advising against the policy of al lowing claims the same evening that they are presented as this often leads to ahuee. Upon the report of the city engineer a new sewer district extending from Divi sion street to the northern city limits was created. The C. & N. W. H R. was gianted authority to put spur hacks on south fith street for the convenience of the Mani towoc Boiler Works. The sexton's quarterly report showed that Ift males and 7 females were buried during the quarter ending Sept. 30th. A petition to open St. Clair street from tiie lake to the river was referred to the committee. Only on hid, that of S. Trastek & Cos., for the improvement of 2ftth and Wash ington streets Is mg received, the bids were rejected. The improvement of 21st street be tween Washington and Marshal and Washington and Franklin was ordered and the clerk authorized to advertise for bids. The attention of the aldermen waa called to the fact that next Monday the budget for the coming year was to be made out and all are expected to figure. After allowing several bills the council adjourned. MARRIAGE LICENSES Henry Schuez, Rockland, Clara Hall frisb. Cam. Is mis Warner and Anna Holley, Cooperstown. Anton Wergin, Kewaunee; Tillie Andreschek, City. Frank Haretingeu, Meeme. Sheboy gan Cos.: Hnlda Sohu. Meeme, Manito woc Cos. Joseph .1 (tougher and Julia Youra, (iibaon. Fred E. Kieselhorst, Newton; Annie Hoefke, Manitowoc Rapids. Alliert Hratz and Julia Koch, Maple drove. John I’. Bouda, (Jibeon; and Mary Wanek, Kossuth. DEATHS OF THE PAST WEEK WKKNCKK One of the oldest and best known residents of Manitowoc County, Mr*. Fredericks Wernecke died at an early hoar Tuesday morning at the age of 75 years Deceased leaves three sons and three daughters to mourn her loee. The funeral occurs at Newton tomor row morning conducted by Rev. Miller of this city. (ifticer (’has Dueno stopped a runaway youngster here Wednesday. The lad, Joseph Keil. was 14 years old and hailed from Sheboygan. He had been sent to the industrial school bat ran away from there and returned to Sheboygan. At that place he purchased a ticket for An tigo but his trip was cut short by tbe officer here. The authorities will taka him back to Waukesha.