Newspaper Page Text
ASSESSORS’ MEETING. The annual meeting of the assessors of the county was held Friday at the court house. All the assessors were present with the exception of Fred Altheo of Two Rivers. Jos. Connell, supervisor of assessments, presided at the meeting. H.is address to the asses sors was as follows; Gentlemen; It affords me much pleasure in re gard to the duties placed upon us by the taxpayers of the several districts to greet you at the beginning of this year’s work, 1913. Section 772d of the statutes provides that t’ae County Supervisor shall annu ally, on or before the last Tuesday of April, call a meeting of all the assess ors of the county for a conference and instructions relative to the duties of such assessors in the valum'ion and as sessment of ail kinds and classes of property subject to taxation under the laws of the slate. The fundamental requirements of a good assessments are: First, a complete list of all taxable property in the district, and, second, a correct valuation of the same. The one is as important as the other, and both are necessary to the validity of the tax and eijUal distribution of the burden. A correct valuation of the property listed will not cure inequali ties resulting from omissions; neither , will a complete list of property cure inequalities in f.ssessments. In either case, an increased burden is cast upon those whose property is assessed. It is therefore very important that a com plete list of all the taxable property in the district is secured, and that the same be cf, redly valued. Section 1052 provide h- -i estate shall be valued u ■ ssor from actual view at full val. which could ordinar ily be obtajned therefor at private sale; and Section 1055 requ -es personal pro perty to be assessed at its true cash value. In both cases the law is plain and positive. Nevertheless, the prac tice of assessing property at an estim ated percentage of its true value still prevails. Such practice is an open violation of law and cannot be too strongly condemned. It produces con fusion, uncertainty and discrimination and is a menace to effective adminis tration. Assessors who intentionally under value property are subject to removal from office, to prosecution and fine, and to civil liability for any damage sus tained by their conduct. Any taxpay er, prejudiced by any assessment made in this manner, may apply for a re assessment, and, if granted, impose the entire expense on the offending com munity. Section 772d provides that the county supervisor of assessments shall have full and complete supervision and dir ection of the work of the town, city and village assessors of the county. Section 772 e provides that such offic er shall as often as may be necessary during each year personally visit each town, city and village in his county and have access to all public records, books and papers of officers throughout the county, and shall make a full and complete examination of the same and all matters and subjects relative to the assessment and taxat ion of property to the end that he may secure accurate know-ledge and fyll information o? the assessment of property in the several assessment districts in his county. Section 772f provides that the county supervisor of assessments shall exam ine and test the work of assessors dur ing the progress of the assessments and shall have power to personally value and assess different kinds and classes of property, so that he may ascertain whether such assessor is assessing pro perty at full value or is omitting pro. party subject to taxation from the roll. Said officer shall have all the rights and powers of an assessor for the ex amination of persons and for the dis covery of property subject to taxation. To comply with the duties imposed upon me by the sections of the law heretofore mentioned, J. will personally view and assess from thirty to one hundred of all kinds and classes of pro perty in each assessment district, and upon such inspection, if found that as sessors are violating sections 1052 and 1055 of the Wisconsin statutes, pro ceedings will be started for ti.e re-as sessment of such districts. In conclusion, I wish to state that this article was not written as a mere threat or scare but for the betterment of assessment and equal distribution of the tax bui-den. It is to be hoped that assessors will faithfully perform their sworn duties and assess all properly at its true value as the law requires so that action under the penal laws may not be necessary. Marriage Licenses. The fallowing marriage licenses have been issued by the county clerk the past week: Frederick Schmidt of Gibson and Elsie Ebering of Cooperstown; Edward Lemke of Kantoul, Calumet county and Elsie Klessig of Rockland; August Peterson of Milwaukee and Walburga Nelson of Oibson; George Rank and Clara Grimm, both of Two Rivers; William R. Tech and Ella Hempton both of, this city. ®ljc itlmulotooc JJilol. MARRIED Mr. William Tech and Miss Ella THempton were united in wedlock Wed nesday evening at 8 o’clock at the German Lutheran church. Rev. Mach miller performed the ceremony. The attendants were Mr. and Mrs. Emil Krug. The bride has been a compositor on the Post for some years. She is a young lady of pleasing disposi tion and has a large circle of friends. Mr. Tech has also been on the staff of the Post in the mechanipal depart ment for several years. He is a first class printer and is held in esteem and respect by his co-workers. The young couple will make their homeon Colum bus street. The Pilot extends congrat ulations. At the home of County Judge Chlou pek Wednesday night of last week, Charles Krainik, and Ida Burkhart of J,his iJty were united in marriage. The attending couple was Elsa Streich and Albert Burkhart. The newly wedded couple left on a wedding trip to Chicago ar.d Milwaukee. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mfs. John P. Burkhart, while the groom is a son of Mrs. A. Krainik, and is associated with his brothers, in the grocery business, on Buffalo street. BASE BALL. The lake shore league opened its season Sunday. Results of the games are; Riverview-s 4, Kosciuskos 1. Logan Squares 4, White Sox 2. Gunthers (i, Manitowoc 1. Sheboygan 3, Port Washington 2. Manitowoc went down to defeat be fore the Gunthers in the opening game of the Lake Shore league at Chicago on Sunday, score, 6to 1. The game was brilliantly contested, although the weather was cold. Two slashing triples by Asmussen did the business in the Gunther victory. McGlynn and Brad shaw- twirled fine games. GRANDE IN OWNERSHIP. floral Nelson who held a controlling interest in the Herald company has sold his stock to Messrs Mackey and Ohde, bis associates in the business the past several years. Mr. Nelson has been foreman on the Herald and is the oldest printer of Manitowoc. For many years he was foreman on the Pilot. He is held in high regard by his co-workers and though ho has sold his interest he will stay with the Her ald as foreman. It is said that there will be no change in the editorial poli cy of the paper. TOWN BOAROJTVERBULEO. The Maple Grove town hoard, that ruled against Aug. Zimmermann, on his petition for the opening of a high way in the town, was overruled by the three commissioners, John Bartelme of Cooperstown, Frank Blernel, Jr., of Kossuth, and Stephen Zernan of Gib son, in their decision rendered in coun ty court Saturday. The commissioners decided in favor of Zimmermann, and the town board is ordered to lay out the road. NOTICE- May Island 2nd are hereby desig nated as clcaning-un days. Get your cellars and yards cleared of refuse of all description. Leave no breeding places for Hies. Keep all garbage boxes or barrels closed and emptied frequently. Now is the time to begin to swat the fly and thus prevent their innum erable multiplication. DR. M.STAEHLE, Health Officer, NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS. Sealed bids will be received by the undersigned until May 17 at 2 P. M. for the erection of anew school building for Jt. Dist. No. 2, towns of Franklin and Maple Grove, Manitowoc Go., Wis. Plans and specifications and particular information regarding the kinds of ma terial to be used in the construction of said building, may be had in the office of the architect C. H. Tegan, Phone Red 157, Metropolitan Block, Manito woc, Wis. Contractors are requested to send their sealed bids to the under signed. The school board reserves the right to acceptor reject any or all bids sub mitted. T. B. Morrissey, Dial. Clerk. Reedsvllle, Wis., R. R. No. 1. (Advertisement) Wonderful Skin Salve. Bucklen's Arnica Salve is known everywhere as the best remedy made for all diseases of the skin, and also for burns, bruises and boils. Reduces inflammation and is soothing and heal ing. J. T. Soasaman, publisher of News, of Cornelius, N. C., writes that one box helped his serious skin ailment after other remedies failed. Only 25c. Recommended by Henry Hinrichs. BOARD MAKES STATEMENT. The following is a statement issued by the board of trustees of the county sanitarium: “As Maple Crest Tuberculosis saal tarium, our county institution located near Whitelaw, will be in condition to recleve a full quota of patients by May 1, we thought perhaps, it would be well to explain to the public on what con ditions they can be admitted for treat ment, as there seems to be a general irnpressson that the institution was created for those who are in the ad vanced stages of the disease only. This, however, is not the case. The law reads, “insecondary or advanced stag-' es.” Now, in the secondary stage, there are probably 50 per cent curable, and 80 per cent of the patients now at the state institution are secondary pa tients and there are a number in this county who cannot get into that insti tution on account of its being over crowded. “All patients in either the secondary or the advanced class who are unable to pay for their treatment, can receive free treatment. ‘ln order to receive free treatment, the applicants must satisfy the county judge that they are unable to pay for it themselves. “Alt persons desiring to know the rules or to make application for enter ing the institution should address Supt. Mary I. Heiser, Maple Crest Tuber culosis Sanitarium, Whitelaw, Wis consin. BOARD OF TRUSTERS.” RE ELECTED POOR COMMISSIONER At the meeting of the committee on poor last week Walter M. Joyce was re-elected poor commissioner without opposition. As poor commissioner Mr. Joyce has the respect and esteem of all those with whom lie comes in contact in his official duties aud his re-election for the tenth consecu tive term is a deserved recognition of merit. He possesses those qualities that insure success in any position where energy, industry and unswerving integrity are at a premium. Having a happy incapacity for being other wise than sincere he enjoys the f llest confidence of the people of Manitowoc. FARM FOR SALE. 220 acre farm three fourths of a mile from city limits of Antigo on which there are 100 acres under cultivation, (50 moreabout ready for the plow and bal ance cut-over and somewhat marshy. This marshy land will make the richest land on the farm as soon as cleared up and a little ditelling done. Improve ments consist of 10 room frame, practic ally new house equi,n jd with furnace; a basement barn aliout 40x90 with open shelter shed the entire length; fine silo; large machine shed; granary and a brick hog house that alone cost $1000; two windmills and other improvements. The buildings alone cost SBOOO. Will sell the entire farm (no personal property) to close an Es tate at $18,500 with one third down the balance to run on first mortgage as long as desired at six per cent. This offer is subject to prior sale. Farm is worth $25,000. W. A. Maeetz, Antigo, Wis. SUPREME COURT DECISIONS. The supreme court Tuesday handed down a number of decisions among which were three cases appealed from the circuit court of Manitowoc county. Two were affirmed—Nichols, adminis trator, etc., vs Manitowoc Shipbuild ing it Dry Dock Cos., and Zahn et al vs the Rockland Telephone Cos. Revers ed—Knauf it Tesch Cos. vs Elkhart Lake & Sand Gravel Cos. MAY BALL. at Frank Shaffer’s hall, Branch, Sun day, May 4. Music by Kellnersville Harp orchestra. Supper and refresh ments will lie served. Lenz auto will leave Bth street bridge at 8 P. M. Frank Shaffkr. SEED POTATOES FOR SALE. About four hundred bushels of New "Blood” F.arly Rose potatoes; fine large tubers, free from rot and scab. Price, forty cents per bushel. Address. D. GRADY, Timothy, Wis. (Advertisement) Constipation Cured, Ur. King's New Life Pills will re lieve constipation promptly and get your bowels in healthy condition again. John Supsic, of Sanbury, Pa., says: "They are the liest pills I ever used, and I advise everyone to use them for constipation, indigestion and liver com plaint." Will help you. Price 25c. Recommended by Henry Hinrichs. Degrees of Vocabulary. Shakespeare produced all his plays with about 15,000 different words; Mil ton'e range comprised about 8,000, and the Old Testament's limit Is D.b42, A person of good education seldom ex ceeds 4,000, while many people are lim ited to about JOO. / MANITOWOC, WIS., THURSDAY, MAY I. 1913, ITEMS FROM THE PILOT FILES. FIFTY YEARS AGO. Letter from Mr. Shanahan on the harbor question. Newton, May I, 1863 To the Editor of the Pilot: As I understand there is a great deal of talk and slang in Manitowoc relative to my course in the last assembly on the suliject of the Manitowoc harbor, I respectfully ask you to give me a small'kpace of your paper to inform my constituents (among whom the E’ilot circulates very extensively,) the action which I took on that bill. The harbor bill was introduced by- Mr. Vilas at the close of the session, and before I had any opportunity of consulting the people of .ny district as to whether they wished to be taxed for it or not. I did not dream that such a bill would be introduced at all, for Mr. Vilas had several times during the winter said that he would oppose anv such bill. His briqging it in at such a late date made me suspect that the bill was not such as it should be, and I op posed it as earnestly as I knew how. My enemies, including the Manitowoc Tribune, ascribe the defeat of the hiII to some remark I made in the assembly and that sheet publishes a burlesque report of the same. All I have to say on that subject is that if my popularity in the legislature was too much for the members from Manitowoc, who favored the measure, I am very proud of the compliment my enemies pay me; and I will rest assured that the people who sent me to Madison to represent their wishes will sanction my endeavor to protect their interests. f have some little interest in the village of Manitowoc and Manitowoc county. 1 pay more taxes than half of those who slander me. I live near the town, and her prosperity: is my prosperity, and while I have my own friendly feelings in favor of a harbor, 1 know a large majority of the people of the first assembly dis trict are totally opposed to being taxed for that purpose, in these hard times. I was sent to the assembly to represent their views—not my own. I will conclude by saying that if the Republican business men of Mamtowoc expect to build a harbor by sustaining Tin Horn Smith in hU villification of the farmers of Manitowoc county, I fear it will take some time to com plete it. Already his abuse of the Irish and German citizens of the coun try towns, (calling them ignorant, etc,) has driven many of the southern towns to do their business in Sheboygan, while many of the northern towns, for the same reason, are doing their trad ing in Green Bay. The people will not sustain a Know Nothing Abolition organ—neither will they sustain those who patronize and acknowledge Tin Horn Smith as the great mogul of decency. I opposed the harbor bill because my constituents and myself had no oppor tunity of examining its provision®. In opposing it 1 am satisfied that I carried out the wishes of the people of the towns of Schleswig, (.'entervillo, Meeme Eaton, Newton, Liberty and Rockland, and with them I leave my justification. Vours, Daniel Shanahan. TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO. John Chloupek is now well posted on carpets, stoves and dining room furni ture. lie has been investing in that line of poods lately and thereby hangs a tale which will soon have its finale. There was a time when Jo Vilas, the young 'un—bad no knowledge of cooking utensils and couldn’t tell a rolling pin from a waffle iron. Hut now he is right up in the knowledge of all things domestic, and even speaks sneeringly of bachelors. People will go wrong in this world. There are no perfect men but bachelors. John Liedel of St. Nazianz died on Sunday of last week, hast summer he went to Florida to improve his health hut the trip resulted in no permanent (food. lie was engaged in the mercan tile business In St. Na/.ianz. The following delegates to the state convention were chosen on Saturday last; John Franz, A. J. Schmitz, Daniel Tracy, F. Otl, K. K. Hand, Joseph Vilas, Ernst Wagner Sen., L. C. Senglaub. They all 'avor the re nomination of Cleveland. On Tuesday Tom Windiato ran across a ’’sh in the market here, which he called a “criscorette.” It is a rare fish in these waters and its flesh has an unusually fine flavor. It. was a whale in size and Torn called in his friends to help dispose of the fish. There ire few young men who left Manitowoc who have grown intellect tually as Walter Wittmpn has. lie took editorial charge of a paper at West Hend with many serious mis givings of his own ability. Hut ho worked not only to make his paper in teresting, but to improve himself, and now he bids fair to be one of the lead ing editors of the state. There is growth in him and he is far from satis fied with his present attainments. He is a good example of what purpose and modesty can do. EDUCATIONAL, (ByC. W. Mr'SNRST.) The Graded School declamatory contest which was held in the Court House last Saturday was a success in every way. Twenty-three contestants took part, twelve in the intermediate and eleven in the grammar depart ment. Every graded school in the county was represented. Most of the schools held preliminary contests pre vious to the final, and so much has the speaking developed and improved in a year, that in a few cases winners of the last years contests, in the preliminary were not the winners this year. The speaking in general was very good. Of course some were better than others. This is to be expected. But the pluck and earnestness with which all the pupils v.eut into the contest was a good sign A the interest taken in the contest by the contestants ami also the teachers who trained them. Not one faltered a bit, but delivered her selection without hesitation. Not one needed to be prompted. This was the second annual graded school de clamatory contest and so successful was it that there is no question but that, it will be made an annual event of the graded schools. Medals will be given to the winners of the first and second (daces The following were the winners; INTERM EDI ATE G HADES Ist. Myrtle Thompson Valders The Minuet. 2nd. Oscar Jindra Mishicot The Wind. 3rd. Lucile Van/.on Rapids Aunt Polly’s George Washington. GRAMMAR GRADES Ist. Bernadyne Frosch Grimms The Soldier’s Reprieve. 2nd. Anita Shimek, Branch In Swanage Bay. 3rd. Emma Kattreh Valders Papa s Letter. There are a numlier of positions open for teachers in the stale institu tions. Teachers for all grades are re quired. The minimum age is 21 years and the salary S3O to $35 per month for 12 months with complete maintenance (room, board, laundry, iVc.) Teachers Interested should write to the Slate Civil Service Commission, Madison, for application blanks. These positions are mostly for women. No written ex amination will be required. Candi dates should make application, giving full statement as to education and leaching experience and liling experi ence. All application blanks should he received not later than May 15. An oral examination or oral Interview may be required. Fifty high schools of the state have applied for state aid for courses in ag riculture. Reports from twenty nine of these schools show that the work taken up was practical and of a varied nature. More and more are country children attending schools. As those schools are usually in cities it is no more than reasonable that these pu pils he given work more or less along their line. Wilhin a short lime every high school in the stale will he obliged to give a course in agriculture to meet the demands iof those who may desire the work. DON’TS IN SELECTING TEACHERS The following list of “don’ts" from the School Board Journal is full of val uable suggestions to those who have the responsibility of employing teach ers: Don’t hire a friend because she is a friend. Don’t hire a teacher without a valid cerlilicate. it is illegal and violates your oath of office. Don’t hire an experienced failure. Don’t hire an applicant unless you know something definite about tier scholarship and personal character, and ability. Don’t wall for the good teacher to seek your school. Go after her your self. Don’t let a good teacher go if a mer ited raise in salary will hold her. Don’t keep a poor teacher. She is worth less than $0.0(5 a year. fOR SALE. A modern and up-to-date house, 72.'! North 9lb St., with lot; half a block from street car line. For particulars call up red .'lls. Adv (Advertisement) For the Weak and Nervous. Tired-out, weak, nervous men and women would feel ambitious, energet ic, full of life and always have a good appetite, If they would do the sensible thing for health take Klectric Hitlers. Notliing belter for the stomach, liver or kidneys. Thousands say they owe their lives to this wonderful home rein ely. Mrs. O. Hhlnevault of V’ester Center, N. Y., says: “I regard Klec tric Hitters as one of the greatest of gifts. I can never forget what It has done for me.” Get a bottle yourself and see what a difference it will make in your health. Onjy 500 and SI.OO. Recommended by Uenry Hlnrichs. O.TORRISON COMPANY All Bright Boys Look to Us for their Clothes BKCAUSK they realize the importance of being' well dressed in clothes that are really hard to wear out. They know that the longer their clothes look well, and wear well, the better they are going to please their parents who have to provide for them. That is why our clothes make such a hit with the lads, because they stand up under the hard usage of play that every heauhy, active boy wants to indulge in. Such boy’s clothes, fashionably designed and most moderately priced are here now in all styles and sizes. Prices $3.50 to $13.50 Single Pants from 50c to $1.50 O. TORRISON CO. FOR SALE A seven room brick-veneered dwelling house with hot water heating system, bath, gas and electric lights, including three lots with large fruit and shade trees. Located near Fair (Irounds, two blocks Irom car line in good neighborhood. House is newly painted and napered and will make an ideal home. Price $3500.00 on easy terms. • Inquire of Prank Hoffman Opposite Court House. Guardian’s Sale The undersigned will sell the so-called Undesser property, described as Lot 4 in Block 4, in the Village of Cleveland, On Saturday, May 17,1913 At 10 o’clock in the forenoon, At the store of John Kress At St. We ulel. Dated April 28, 1013, Pictur Hoi i .man, (luardian. Name That 'VIII Live Long, Charles Dickens was chiiatoned Charles John Huflinun, or Hnlfhum, us It Is erroneously entered in the parish register. Hut when hi' became famous he dropped the last two Christian names, us he desired to be known sh plain Charles Dickens, a wish re spected on his tombstone In West minster abbey, by his biographer and friend, John Forster, and by the scrup ulously accurate “Dictionary of Na tional Biography.” A Chinese Puzzle. Some day s ago w e published . conundrum from the Chinese, taken from u I’srls contemporary, tint as wo have not received the correct answer we give It, together with the original question. The question ran: “Young 1 am green, old I urn yellow; well beaten I become compliant; If 1 ac company a friend for long, he urges me to leave him; young I am honored, old 1 am despised " The answer la "Straw slippers.’’—Loudon Olohc. NUMBER 44 MANITOWOC MARKET The following are the current prices of the various articles of pitxluceas re portod fot the Pilot on May 1, 1913. Potatoes -25 Wheat—Spring * 80 Wheat—White Winter so Hye -58 Harley -53 Oats -35 Corn -HO Hay 9.00 Butter '.’2 30 Fggs 16 Halt per bbl 1.15 Peas—White 1.05 Peas Marofat 1.00 Peas-Breen 1.00 Peas Scotch 1.00 Clover Seed 9-11.00 Timothy Seed 1.50 Wool 18 KKTML. \ Flour -Patent 2.55 Flour—l a sy 2.35 Flour- Hye 2 00 Middlings 1.25 Coarse Meal 1.25 Fine Meal 1.25 Oil Meal 1.60 Dairy Market. PLYMOUTH, Wia.. April 2U On Plymouth | ivntral l>ril today ;)A factories offer,*! 3.03) hoxoa of chasse BUI pawns! ou 34 cases I longhorns. Sales: 1.377 cases longhorns, UV. -HU cases young Americas. ISSyo: 211 boxes 1 daisies. 14 V. 7iU do, 14*V; flO boxes-twins. I PtHf , IB® Iroxee square , priutsUV; 147 do ' 14 V Elgin, 111., April2H Elgin butter, Arm, 3Uc. ■ 1— Ui-mi... ! l.'J’M Let the Pilot do your Up-to-date Printing.