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County Board Met Tuesday And
After A Brief Session Ad
journed Until Friday
Several Members Favor Plan To Settle
For Plans —No Business OF Import
ance This Session
Tuesday the members of the board of
supervisors met for the annual fall ses
sion, the roll call showed every oue pres
ent. The board then elected supervisor
C. R. Zorn of Schleswig, one of the vet
eraus of the board, vice-chairman to fill
the position in case of abseuse of the
After reading a few reports the board
adjourned until Friday when the real
work will begin.
The suit against the county by the
Minneapolis architects to recover for the
plans furnished the committee fur the
proposed court house was the subject of
considerable comment. The general idea
is that the county will settle the matter
in preference to a law suit which would
only result in additional costs. This
would under the circumstances he the
best thing to do. The committee acted
in good faith, whether or not they over
stopped their authority is a question.
Sooner or later a court house will have
to be built and the sooner the better, in
the mean time the plans will not get
sour, and may then be of considerable
use. The cost of the plans can be charged
to loss and gain and will teach the
board to be very careful what instruction
they give to committees.
The business will be mainly the ordi
nary routine committee work nothing of
special importance being scheduled for
this session. The selection of a janitor
may cause a little temporary interest and
a few extra cigars but with this excep
tion it will be a quiet session.
Great Lakes Mining and Smelling Cos. Issue
A Call
The Great Lakes Mining and Smelting
Cos. in which a number of local parties
are interested have decided that its prop
erty is a valuable acquisition and so want
to patent it. To do this they need more
money and have issued a call to their
stock holders prefering to get money in
that way rather than mortgage the hold
ings. If the expectations of the direc
tors are verified the stock holders will
eventually realize a nice profit out of t he
Freight Car is Derailed Delaying Traffic
for Hours
While switching near the depot a
freight car left the track and before the
train could be stopped was turned so as
to cover three sets of tracks. The wreck
ing crew from Kaukauna was necessary
to get the car back on the track and af
ter several hours work succeeded. Tiaf
fic was delayed about It hours the 4;28
being unable to get out here until almost
6 o’clock.
Wm. Hacker died at Chicago Sunday
morning, death being due to heart fail
are. The deceased was formerly a resi
dent of Manitowoc and 37 years old at
time of death. The remains were brought
to Manitowoc for interment.
At the advanced age of 915 years Mrs.
Margarette Grun, died at the home of
her daughter in Kewaunee Saturday.
Her remains were brought to Manitowoc
the funeral taking place Monday after
noon from the home of her son, John
Grun, on York street.
Public Library Report
The report of the Public Library,
showing the circulation figures of the
past week is herewith given. They
are: general, 3; philosophy, 0; religion
2;sociology, 11; natural science 18; useful
arts, 14, finearts, 13. history, 38; travel.
3B; biography, 19; literature 51;Fiction,
484; Philology. 0. Foreign books, 05
Total 740.
Of the foreign books 40 were German, |
9 Norwegian. 2 Polish, m Bohem- I
ian; 0 French. Daily average was 128 !
Lot—With new 9 room dwelling, N. j
9th street 11. F. Hubbard. 3w j
A Continuation of Newsy Notes of Their
Trip Through the South.
The trolley car conveyed the party to
Norfolk and here they were joined by
the business men, who explained the
points of interest in the sight seeing
trip through the city. This city occu
pies practically the territory covered by
the first colony of Jamestown ami so is
one of the oldest settlements of the
country. For years the city has lain
dormant, but about 15 years ago, people
from the north and south realized the
great advantages that the city offered
and from then its growth dates.
Within these years the city has more
than doubled its population, having now
a mail delivery reaching 65000 people.
The old plantations are being cut up
into farms and yield under modern
methods the greatest revenue. One
farmer cleared last year over $46000.00
over and above all expenses and this
by raising garden truck only. The
country there snplies Washington and
a number of large cities with all their
vegetables and so affords great opportu
uities to the farmer. How, such profits
are possible cau be seen if one considers,
that in the last three years the them
niometer has not fallen lower than 20
degrees above zero and that only for a
few hours in the night. During the
time that Wisconsin is still in the grasp
of tae northern frost new potatoes are
being placed on the market there, one
farmer clearing over SBOOO on potatoes
alone It.-t year. Every inch of ground
produces four crops. We passed by a
large field with peas in blossom while
negroes were at work setting out new
tomato plants. The climate varies be
ween 56 and 75 decrees all summer,
being neither too hot nor too cold and
while there is plenty of rain yet the
territory is free from the disagreeable
rainy season, which prevails in many
sections of the south. While all the
northern products grow there, cotton
and tobacco of tlie choicest quality are
raised iu large quantities also. In
short this is the paradise of the far
mer and the northern people are finding
it out and Hock their constantly. The
lovely climate had gradually made the
blood of the original owners sluggish
and when they lost their slaves, they
had not the heart to tackle the situation
but now, that people with hustle in
them from the north are invading the
land, the whole country is awakening
and blooming forth iu grander style
than ever before. Not only are the plants
prospering, but the city has become one
of the largest shipping c enters of the
continent, so large in fact that it keeps
a force of 65 pilots busy bringing boats
from the ocean in and taking them out
again, factories are being established
all over, while for beautiful residences I
the city has no equal anywhere iu the
country. It is not a city of mi liouiars, I
but a city where everyone lias plenty
and to spare. In 1 !M)7 the city will
•elebrate its 600th anniversary with a
large exposition and those northern
children that have not removed to it by
that time will surely go down to see it
then, and probably try to sell their re
turn trip ticket. The business men's
association served the delegation with
lunch at the Atlantic hotel, a beautiful
structure just being completed, and
then all embarked on board a steamer
to view the harbor. Down the bay a
little ways is the government navy
yards and the Wisconsin people were
enabled to see Dewey’s ship, the Olym
pia. lying in the drydock undergoing re
pairs. Here also were about -40 torpedo
boats and torpedo boat destroyers small
boats but able to do a great deal of
The harbor is the largest of the world
and one of the party stated, able to ac
commodate the entire navies of all the
countries of tin. globe. The bay is al
so richly planted with oysters and this
industry employs a great many people,
millions of oysters being taken out
anually, while the shells are ground up
for fertilizers or used to macadamize
streets with, giving a beautiful white
appearance to the streets. The after
noon at Norfolk was oue of the most
pleasing incidents of the entire trip,
rich as it was in "treats".
The evening boat took the party back
to Washington where they arrived the
next morning After breakfast at the
Riggs, a few hours remained to be
spent as each desired and then all
gathered at the B. & O. depot for the
return trip.
The train left at 11 o’clock and worn
out with sight seeing, all were glad to
feel that they were once more home
ward bound. The B. & (). passes
through the most beautiful scenery that
the east affords. For miles and miles
the track winds in and out lad ween
the mountains, at times reaching the
dizzy height of 2500 >et above sea level
and then shooting along the level plains,
through the forests, along side of lakes
and over dashing streams and all the
way mile for mile over historic grounds.
From the car windows can be seen the
early settlements and the battlegrounds
of the revolution as well as the earlier
French and Indian war. The beautiful
scenery, the firm and smooth road bed
and the courtesy of the employe, made
our stay with the B. & (.). a most de
lightful trip.
Toward evening we reached Cornell*
ville and from here to Pittsburg we
passed miles of burning coke ovens, a
most pleasing sight from within a par
lor car but a mighty hot and smokv
place to work.
At 8 o’clock we arrived at Pittsburg,
the smoke stack of the country. But a
short stop was made and then the train
started on its long run to Chicago.
Being Hallow’een the night was spent
in singing and yelling until at midnight
all retired.
At 10 o’clock, after an absence of one
week the party again entered the depot
having finished one of the most pleas
ant excursions participated in by the
Two New Factories, One From Manitowoc
for the Chair City
A firm under the name of The Sheboy
gan Patent Leather Cos. has been estab
lished in Sheboygan. The firm has a
new method of manufacturing patent
leather. The leather neither cracks nor
peels even at the lowest temperature and
so will be iu great demand. The factory
is but a small affair, but if the company's
claims are verified, the demand for its
product will certainly cause the factory
to develope rapidly.
The Manitowoc Bedding Cos., at pres
ent located on corner York and 6th st.,
has entered into an agreement to remove
its factory to Sheboygan. The company
has been under the management of C.
W. Moeves here, and lie will continue in
like capacity in Sheboj gan. A large four
story building is to be erected for the
company.and the contract calls for its
completion by January Ist. While Man
itowoc i sky gazing for new factories it
looses what it has.
Teachers Fix The Date and Places of Win
ter Meetings
The executive committee of the Coun
ty Teachers Association met Saturday
and perfected the arrangements for the
winter meetings.
The first meeting will be held in De
cember, and Jean Mitchell's School and
Gillen's, Mathematical Geography bas
been saltcted as subject for discussion.
The regular programme wdl b issued
next week.
Frank Schultz of the Manitowoc Cycle Cos.
Suffers Injuries
While repairing the Buerstatte auto
mobile in the rear of the Manitowoc
Cycle Cos. a quantity of gasoline flowed
over the arms and hands of Frank Schultz
and ignl'ing, seriously burned him. A
five gallon can also ignited but Schultz
had the presence of mind to throw the
can out of the barn in which he was work
ing and then when he had the whole fire
extinguished ha went to have his own
injuries dressed. He will be laid up for
two or three weeks.
The board of directors of the Mani
towoc Public Library issued the fourth
annual report for the year ending Sept.
:to, 1903 last week. The report shows
the library as being in good condition
The only remarkable thing about the
report is, that it has been printed in
Appleton. Considering that the Mani
towoc people are supporting the library
and that the print shops of the city
have assist'd the library whenever in
their power, this proceeding seems
strange indeed. Of course there are
always a number of people to whom
distance lends enchantment and that
may account tor it.
For Sale or Rent
A two story Hotel building of 20 rooms
Present owner must leave on account of
sickness, for particulars call or write
Propr. Toledo House. 714 York street
Manitowoc, Wis. 4t Nov. 12.
Let us figure with yon on the doors,
windows and ndllwork of any kind that
you contemplate buying. < >ur goods
are always reliable.
Manitowoc HriMUNf) Hi'm.v Cos.
Washington, D. C. Nov. SI. 1906.
Democratic politicians here are
pleased with the result of the elections.
While the party did not succeed iu de
feating Senator Hanna in Ohio, it had a
splendid victory in Maryland, where
President Roosevelt’s attitude on the
question formed the principal issue and
in New York City it prevented the re
publicans, under the guise of Fushion
ists from retaining control of the city.
McClellan’s majority of oyer 66,000 is
sure to bring the s ate to the democrats
next fall, and Maryland's repudiation
of the republican party and especially
of President Roosevelt has caused the
present Admiustration much alarm.
In the Senate, Gorman will have the
prestige of having administered a
severe defeat to the party in power, and
in the House* Hearst will recall the
fact that his papers succeeded in bring
ing the democats into line iu New York
City. These men will lie the cham
pions of the democratic cause and one
of them may possibly lead the party in
the campaign next fall. Senator Gor
man will attack the negro policy of the
President and Representative Hearst
will show the laboring men how little
they have to expect from the republican
party. The “open shop" controversy
is by no means settled in the eyes of the
labor leaders and they are very liable
to turn to Mr. Hearst to lead their op
position to the President. Hanna will
come back to the Senate and it is be
lieved by many that victory in Ohio will
lead him to believe that lie is destined
for greater things. There is an ominous
unanimity iu agreeing to Colonel Roose
velt's renomination and many politi
cians, wiio seem to know, declare that
it is all on the surface. There is no
denying the fact that the President is
popular with certain sections of the
country, but the old party leaders would
welcome an opportunity to defeat him.
Senators Hanna Spooner and Cullom
and Secretary Hay have been men
tioned quietly in republicans circles as
available men and if opportunity pre
sents itself there will be sharp opposi
tion to tiie President at the next repub
lican convention. The republican
defeat in Maryland where the President
was an issue, may serve as a pretext for
the opposition iu Ids party. At all
events the loss of New York and Mary
land will weaken the present admini
Secretary Hitchcock has issued a
statement regarding the land frauds in
the Interior Department, and it must
be couceeded that it is a very skillful
document in that it says practically
nothing on a subject on which the pub
lic lias a right to know all However
it is a marked improvement oif Post
master General Payne’s “hut air, stump
speech” comment on the postal frauds.
He says in substance; nearly a year
ago strong indications of very serious
land frauds by speculators on the Paci
fic coast, under the forest reserve lien
land act of June 4, 1*97, reached the
Department, An investigation was
started last January and the work is
now going on “with great care and
with all possible expedition consistent
with thoroughness". The matter is to
tie probed to the bottom regardless of
tiie influential c haracter of some of the
men involved. Several hundred thous
and acres are involved in the ille
gal transactions., but the reports have
been “more or less exaggerated." “At
the proper time a full statement will be
made covering the results of the entire
investigation, and the whole matter
will be given to tiie public; but for
obvious reasons it is not deemed ex
pedient that a detailed statement of the
facts should be given at the present
Perhaps like tariff revision and finan
cial legislation, this statement ought to
be postponed until after the presiden
tial election. The investigations have
taken ten months now and by
tin* time another investigation com
mission is formed, a million word
report handed in. and then read and
annotated by the President, another
twelve months may be consumed.
However there is the Secretary’s autho
rity for the statement that great frauds
exist and that influential men are in
volved. Further more he declares that
anyone who says that there are more
than several hundred thousand acres of
land involved, is exaggerating.
Revolution is the arbiter of all dis
putes in South American countries.
Panama wants the canal built, and
quickly; the central government
at Bogota saw fit to reject the canal
treaty and now Panama has declared
her independence of Columbia and un
less the revolution in the Isthmus is
crushed at once, which seems very im
probable, a representative of the new'
republic of Panama will no doubt soon
be on his wav to Washington to take
up negotiations for ttie construction of
the trans-isthmian water way. Our
State Department is much embarrassed
as to the altitude it should adopt
toward this state which has seceeded
from the Columbian union. The Ad
ministration is anxious to build the
canal and the majority of the Ameri
can people will doubtless sympathize
with Panama, yet this country should
not encourage strife among the South
American republics. The secession of
Panama was more or less expected here
as the interests on that state and
Columbia are iu many ways opposed to
each other and their geographical con
nections is not a close one. If Colum
iiia should finally recognize the inde
pendance of Panama, there would be
no objection to our treating direct with
the latter country, or even guaranteeing
its independence. If by any chance it
might decide to become a iiart of our
possessions, no oue could foretell the
political effects of our getting pos
session of South territory.
Secretary Shaw's activities in distri
tributing surplus funds will be serious
ly curtailed, according to the Treasury
report for the first four months of ttie
fiscal year, which shows that while
there was last year a surplus of about
$18,500,000, this year it is practically
eliminated owing to the decline in cus
toms receipts and the increase in ex
penditures. The decline in the custom
receipts is chiefly in tho steel and sugar
schedules. The importation of sugar
has been lessened by the anticipation
of the passage of the Cuban reciprocity
resolution. There has also been a
marked decline in the importation of
articles of luxury. There hits been an
increase in expenditure in many of the
departments, especially iu the navy.
$5,000,000 appropriation for the St.
Louis Exposition added also to the ex
penditure. The sale of public lands
has been phenomenal, but returns from
this source go to the irrigation fund.
The falling off in customs receipts in
dicates a lull ’n our “boom" times, and
it is said that the republican leaders in
Congress will attempt to make the ses
sion a very economical one, so as to
make a good impression on the voters
next fall.
Walter E.Larson Hhiocton Outagamie
Cos., Mary A. 1 vernon Valders.
Vincence Hallada Mishicott, Emma
Sladky Coopetstown.
John Kunz and Katie Cenefels
Chas, Ahsudt Two Rivers, Minnie
Kracht Two Creeks.
Chan, Schuette and Mary Basel, City.
Oscar .T Greechtricik Milwaukee
Augusta I’itchke Two Rivers.
Win. F. Rock Meenie, Lizzie Schaller
Albert Prochuow Rockland, Emma
Brandt Maple (trove.
Elizabeth Wachtel Two Rivers, An
drew Eckl. Milwaukee.
Louis Naudl City, and Rosa Paster
naski ('ity.
Project is Again Revived- Several l arge
Controbuticns Offered
d'he opening of the opera house at She
boygan has again aroused our local
people. Several business men have
agreed to take large blocks of slock if
anyone will take up the matter. A good
opera house would be of good advantage
and prove a good investment for those
undertaking the venture.
Ot’il whirlwind president very nearly
got the country into a tangle with
Great Britian. He issued orders to
the American warships to prevent a
landing of Columbian troops upon
Panama ground at the last moment our
representative cabled that the troops
were to be transported in British ships
and then of course there was all possible
hurry to receive the order. The
trouble with the president is that he un
dertakes and does everything upon the
impulse of the moment and then thinks
when it is done. His recognition of
Panama was unwarranted, that coun
try has up to the present not proven it
self to lie a nation, but only a revolu
tionary territory. We have a doctrine
which demands that Europe shall not
interfere with the South American re
publics, does this mean that we want
to gobble them up outselves 1 The ac
tion of the Tinted States in this matter
have lieen “might is right ", justice
has been entirely overlooked.
To save fuel protect your windows
with storm sash made in any size
Telephone 41. Manitowoc- Buimunu
SUl’l’LY Cos.
The Sacred Heart Fair Clears a Goodly
Sum for Their Church
The fair of the Sacred Heart Congre
gation closed Saturday evening netting
the managers something over three thous
and dollars. The ladies had made every
effort to make the fair a success and so
deserved the support that they received.
Where money goes to a local institution
of this kind it is well invested, it remains
at home and is spent there again, being
vastly different from the thousand and
one fake institutions that take the
people's money out of the town never to
The lot donated by the Land and Salt
Cos. was won by the Knights of Colum
bus, whose members had 41 tickets. A
great number of articles were raffled
away and the winning caused a great
deal of amusement, especially the three
ladies’ hats which were all won by men.
The result of the voting contest was as
Miss Margaret Dempsey won the dia
m md ring as the must jocular sales lady.
Theo. Loef won the gold headed cane.
Agent O'Brien won the diamond shirt
Viola Rhode received the doll
One of the most interesting parts of
the fair was the baby show Saturday f
The babies were divided into two
classes, the A class containing the babies
below 1) years of age. while B contained
babies between 1$ and 2i years old. In
class Aiihe julges Itcried that Doro hy
Gruhle was the prettiest baby, Chris
topher Anderson the fattest, Margaret
Kiel the quietest, Evangeline Luetli the
brightest and Dorothy Hand the noisiest
baby on exhibition.
In class B little Irene Moser was de
clared the prettiest. Leon Pankratz the
fattest, Dorothy Staudt the quietest.
Marie Kelley the brightest and Blanche
Teitgen the noisiest baby. Thelittle boy
babies carried off only the “fat" prizes.
Dr. Pritchard is on the sick list.
Mrs. Mary Reinhardt left for Mil
waukee Tuesday.
Mrs. Frank Heidi is visiting her
daughter at Milwaukee.
The young married peoples’ dancing
club had its first dance, an informal af
fair, Tuesday evening.
Wm. Koepsel of North Dakota who
has been visiting here fur two weeks
left for Milwaukee Tuesday.
While 1126 hunting licenses were
issued last year 1116 have been issued
by the county clerk up to date. The
poor deer.
Sunday a team of August Oestreich,
become frightened and ran away,
throwing tlie occupants of the buggy to
the ground. No one was injured.
August Krueger of Brillion lias been
arrested hy the state dairy and food
commissioner charged witli operating a
cheese factoay iu au unsanitary con
The Palace Steam Laundry have re
ceived anew washing machine Some
time ago the one machine broke and
compelled fin whole force to g > hack to
the olil fashioned wash boards.
The brush protection put down by
Thomas Higgins to protect the lake
shore from the waves seem to work
well and may very likely being a solu
tion to that difficult matter.
A nnmlier of local people headed by
Ed Schffland, are organizing a stock
company to put up a summer resort at
Manitowoc Rapids. They ought to
■uceed, a nicer spot could not be
Manitowoc County will turn into the
state treasury about sllsO realized from
the sale of licenses to hunters. The
county has one game warden receiving
$30.00 per month so a profit of nearly
SBOO.OO is derived from our county.
This ought to entitle the county to an
additional warden in the city of Maui
towoc to protect the fishing interests.
The Richards Iron works has straight
ened the shoe of the steamer New Or
leans, that is being repaired in the dry
docks. This steamer was wrecked about
two weeks ago at Fish Point and aban
doned by the crew. When the weather
cleared up the fanners of the vicinity
went to the boat and helped themselves
to everything in sight, thinking they
were at liberty to do so. The insurance
company is now tracing the property.
The steamer was brought here for re
pairs and is nearly completed. The shoe
above referred to is a large piece of iron
weighing over two tons and the fact that
our iron works can take care of such
work argues well for them.
Foil SALE —Lot, with 10 room
dwelling and barn. N. Bih street.
WHOLE NO. 2345
Fathers on Advice of Finance
Committee Fix the Tax For
The Year
SB3OOO Are Necessary to Carry the City
Through Economy to he Practiced
in the Future
At the meeting of the common connci
the finance committee had arranged a
budget estimating the expenses of the
city for the coming year at $*3,053 16,
Of this sum about $30,600 will be fur
nished by licenses leaving $62,553.16 to
he raised by taxation.
This will la? raised in the different
wards by the following rate:
1904 190i
First Ward 0215 0222
Second Ward 0249 0258
Third Ward 0270 0216
Fourth Ward 0234 0201
Fifth Ward 0235 0221
Sixth Ward o|4<) 0228
Seventh Ward 0255 0221
The above figures are obtained by esti
mating the county tax as those last year.
In making up the budget thealderman
figure that the expenses will be about in
the following order.
1903 1904
Police department 6824.79 6*oo
City Hh.ll 1261.11 1250
Bridges 8584.20 3500
Miscellaneous 1074 .78 1000
Harbor and docks 38.74 1400
Poor 6680.91 G7OO
Assm't and taxes 1463.69 1500
Dredging 4711.95 500
Streets 3669.02 2700
Fire Department. ...10723.28 *OOO
Salaries 5112.46 5400
Election *03.11 *OO
Printing 63*.88 650
Sanitary 8018.7* 250
Water Works 7947.81 *OOO
Library 3224.15 2303.18
Interest 4841.68 4*oo
Bridge 1 Kinds 50004)0 5000
$73,01*. 18
State street bridge 250 y
Library site 2000
Amount necessary for current
expenses to end of fiscal year I*ooo
When you consider that the assessed
valuation of our city is $6,000,000 no
one need complain that the rate is
remarkably low. In fact it is consider
ably above the rate levied in any of the
large eastern cities which are constantly
held before the public as telming with
corruption none of them exceeding the
,02 mark. Still if the city makes judi
cious improvements no citizen will re
fuse to pay his share. The meeting
was a remarkably quiet one all the
difficulties having been settled in the
meetings with the committees. One
reason that the taxes are higher than last
year is that the city was bonded for
$25,000 last year and SIO,OOO bonds will
he paid by the end of next year so re
ducing the debt and saving interest.
South Side Ladies Aid Will Give Usual
The South Side Ladies Aid Society
will celebrate its twentieth anniversary
this Thanksgiving and as usual will
give an entertainment and ball. The
proceeds from these entertainment go
to the benefit of the poor. The society
was organized just 20 years ago and
during that time has done a great deal
of good. Their work is done in those
cases which do not seek the public
treasury but often are in greater need of
assistance than those relying on the
city for support. The ladies have placed
a smile on many a childish face where
none would have been at Christmas but
for them. The people have recognized
tlie value of their work and their enter
tainments have always been well pat
ronized and we hope will lie so this
time. The price of admission of 50
cents includes entertainment and dance
No Cure- No Pay
I suffered from catarrh 10 years. The
doctors said I had consumption. Doctor
Secrist has cured me and 1 have gained
30 pounds.
Mrs. F. J. Hess.
Dr, Secrist will lie in Manitowoc at the
Williams House, Tuesday. Nov. 17th.
Mrs. C. E. Roberts, San Francisco (
Cal Would not lie without Rocky
Mountain Tea in our house. It’s a
great family remedy Makes and keepa
us well. F‘ C. Buerstatto.

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