OCR Interpretation

The Manitowoc tribune. [volume] (Manitowoc, Wis.) 1866-1878, November 30, 1876, Image 1

Image and text provided by Wisconsin Historical Society

Persistent link: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn85033153/1876-11-30/ed-1/seq-1/

What is OCR?

Thumbnail for

Ed. Borcherdt, Editor & Pub.
OFFICE. Corner York and Main Sts.
* <*
Milwaukee, lake Shore <fc Western RR,
Express train leaves Man. 7:15a.m. Ar. Mil. 11:25 a.m
“ “ “ Mil. 3:10 p. in. Ar Mas. 6:55 p. m
Mixe “ “ Man. 12:40a. m. “ Mil. 7:30 p. m
** M “ Mil. 8:00 a. ra. “ Man. 2:40 p. m
Passenger leaves Man, 3:10 p.m.Ar. Appleton 6:20 p.m.
“ “ “ Appleton S:3O a.m. Ar. Man. 11:50a.m.
Expr. leaves Man. 7:00 p.m. Ar. Two Rivers 7:20 p.m
•• “ Twe Rivers 7:20 a. in. Ar. at M. 7:41 a. m
Mixed “ Man. 9:00 a. in. Ar. Two Rivers 9:30 a. m
“ “ Two Rivers 10;00 a.m.Ar. Man. 10:30 a. m
“ “ Manitowoc 3:30 p m “ Two Riv 4:00 p m
M Two Rivers 4:30 p ui *• J/au 5:00 p m
F. W. RHINELANDER, Receiver,
Ten pin alley and rilmaras,
Fred Becker, Eighth street, corner Washington
Manitowoc, Win. 24sept74
Attorney and counselor at
Law. Office corner Eighth and Quay streets.
South Side, near Post Office, Manitowoe. Wis.
jr.fsf/ # scujfitTz,
4TTOKXET and Counselor at Law
Office corner Eighth and York street, over
ruton'a store. Collections promptly attended to
1 Jan. 75
a. g. a if. ./. rr/LVEit,
ATTOBSETS AT LAW. Office on 811
Street, Sonth side, over Koehler’s store, ilnni
to-woc Wisconsin. 19-7
Attorneys at law. oaic on s<h
street. South side, opposite Schnette’s Store.
jr. n. jfij3it3L3M*iJfr,
ATTORNEY and Counselor at Law.
Office, corner of Bth and Quay streets. Manito
woc, '2-91
j. .1. it a o if w. jfi. i;.
M c *uchenr. Difficult ohstelrica and mrgery,
together with all critical and obscure case', will re
ceive prompt and especial attention. Office and re
• idei ce. Cor. i/ain and Chciago Street, Manitowoc
bell at office*door. febl7-6m
If. JfM. 33.
FIIYSSICIAN ami Surgeon, (omlors
his professional services to the people of the City
and county of Manitowoc. Office over J. A. Koehler’s
Store, wlrure night calls will be attended to.
JR. ML. 3*%jl 3JFE, LTI. S3.
~Hf ojuiceopatitle Physician, Surgeon
la afcd Acconcheur, late resident Physician a the
Hahnemann Hospital, Checago, has permanently lo
cated at Manitowoc. Office in Plumb’s building, cor.
Buffalo and Eighth Streets.
Ornci IIovrs: | * J"®, mid*? to SP. M.
Diseases of the eye and ear treated.
and arris tr i %
DU. A. J. PATCHES. DentiHt. Office
in Shennau'g new building, on Sth Street,
Manitowoc AA'ia.
extracted without pain.
Merchant tailoring lstar
lishment. on Sth street, uear sonth end of Bridge.
The t;uloring department is complete, and contains
a large assortment of fashionable clothes and Gent’s
furnishing goods constantly on hand. Please call
*nd examine before purchasing elsewhere. 19-21
OFFERS to Isis ninny friends anil she
public generally, a choice selection of Fresh
Meats, Salt Pork and Beef, Smoked Beef and Hams,
Shoulders, Sausages, Tallow and Lard at the lowest
rates. Market on Commercial Street. 9-ly
s. s.i.rw i: ii s o.’,
Boots, Shoes, Leather, Ac., Ac. Shop on Buffalo
.treat, near the corner of Eighth. Repairing neatly
and promptly executed.
Manitowoc,September 20,1805. t
YORK Street,Vlnnitotvoe.TTis,Dealers
in Dry iloods, Groceries, Crockery. Fancy Goode
Slaasware, Brots and Shoes. Ready made Clothing,
Paper hangings. Hats, Caps,Toys,Children Carriages,
jive Geese Feathers, Bird Cages, Kerosene Oil and
jamps, Ac., Ac. A share of public patronage is soli
ji. is. .WELE.i'nr,
PllO'i OOItAPHER. Eighth Street, White's
new block, Manitowoc, AV is , is prepared to take
Photographs or Tintypes of every siv.e and in the
latest style of the art. All negatives retouched. Call
ami examine specimens and prices? Copying and
enlarging old pictures a specially. I keep constant
ly on' hand a large assortment of frames for the
trade. chg29jau76 A. B. MELENDA’.
Grsr.lt' FE Si its,
fern his services for impairing all kinds o
Clocks ami watches. Has a fine ami well selected
assortment of the latest and best style? of Clocks,
American, English and Swiss Watches, as also of Gold
ami Plated Jewelry, at his new Brick Store on Sth
Ireet, South side one door south of Kre aer’s. Mani
o woe. 9-ly _
F. 3I*3J%'SC33,
JEWELER ami Photographer. All
kinds of work in the line of my business prompt
y attended to,aud warranted to give satis iction. I
have just roc-ived a Wing & Ornsbey’s Mu.tiplying
CAMERA OBSOURA, with which I can take small
pictures of the finest order, for one dollar per dozen.
Photographs taken of all sizes. Albums aad Frames
onstantlv on hand. York Street. 13-4tf
larnofskf s Old Stand Cor. Btk & Cop. Sts.
RTF,fiF,I, & HEEEMANN, Pronrietors.
We cordially invite onrfriemls and the public gen
erally to give us a call. 25
Great Reduction in Prices
Farmers of Manitowoc Cos.
In consideration that a number of manufacturers
of other counties have leagued together to destroy
the manufacturers of plows*inManilowAc by intrud
ing their agents to sell their plows anu points cheap
er than they do at the factory, and iu consideration
that several merchants in Manitowoc and some 85
pretended agents have joined in this conspiracy, and
In the full faith, that the farmers of Manitowcv
County are disposed to support our home industry
and to'aid itagainsts this conspiracy. 1 have resolved
to sell my plows and points at the following prices:
No. 7S Lord cast-iron plow complete $10.50
“ IS “ tteel plow complete 13.50
“ 78 “ common point .46
“ 78 “ cutter point .55
*• 78- %t land side for cast-iron plow .91
“ 78 “ “ •• •* steel plow 1.00
All other plows and points at the same rates. All
points are GROUND ami all plows ar ; V 7 AR
!Saug74 6mo E- J. SMALLEY
o ;f*
Taken Tor bnlldingr Ilon.es or mak*
Inc Repairs. AH kinds of
Carpenter and Joiner ff'ork
VOL. 23.
One evening, during the progress of
the war of the Revolution in America,
an old Avomau, living iu the suburbs of
Portsmouth, England, was summoned to
her door by a knock, and, on opening
it, found herself confronted with an old
man, poorly dressed, Avith a bundle iu
his hand, such as travelers of his class
frequently carried on their pedestrian
“Madam,” he said, respectfully, “can
I get to lodge here to-night ?”
“It ain’t my business to take lodgers,
replied the mistress of the house, scan
ning the applicant closely by the light
she held iu her hand.
“1 s’pose not. Madam—but I am a
poor man, and want shelter somewhere.”
“Well, Avhy don’t you go to an inn?
there’s plenty of them in the town.”
“Just because I’m poor, and can’t af
ford to pay as much as they’d ask. I’ve
got a little money, only a little, and I
want to make it go as far as I can. Urn
willing to pay you what’s reasonable, and
then I wonld save something, I’m think
“Who are you ? where do you belong
and what’s your business ?”
“I’m called John the Painter, and
that explains my business, and I belong
anyAvhere where I happen to be. If you
are not satified with this answer, why,
good night to you, and I’ll trudge on to
try my chances somewhere else.”
The old woman, who was poor herself
and lived alone in a small, crazy, old
house, thought she might as well gather
in a few pennies, by keeping the travel
er, as to let some of her neighbors do it;
and so, after a little reflection, she re
joined :
“I s’pose I can keep you, if, as yon
say, you’ll pay me what’s reasonable—
for, like you, I’m poor, too, and cannot
afford to do it for nothing. Come and
sit down—yon look tired. I s’pose you
want supper ?”
“Yes, if you please,” said John the
Painter, as he walked in and took a seat
near the fire, upon Avhich he fixed his
eyes someAvhat abstractly, while he care
lessly threw his hat and bundle down
beside him.
For the half hour that the mistress of
the honse was busy preparing his sup
per, the traveler seemed deeply absorb
ed in matters of bis OAvn, and scarcely
once took his eyes from the fire, or
changed his position. At first the old
Avomau glanced at him furtively, with an
air of ordinary curiosity, and occasional
ly ventured some common-place remark;
but finding be made no reply, took no
notice of her presence, and even seemed
not to hear her, she became bolder in her
manner, and two or 1 hree times stopped
uear him, staring directly down into his
He appeared to be between sixty and
seventy years of age, hac. grey hair, a
stern, pinched face, a large nose, thin,
compressed lips, and cold, staring eyes,
the expression of which avos far from
pleasing, and which was not redeemed
by anything else in his countenance. In
fact he seemed like a man not at peace
with himself or the AA-orld, and who was
either then brooding over some commit
ted crime or some contemplated re
“There, sir, your supper is ready if
you want it,” at length spoke the mis
tress, in a half querulous tone, as if of
fended that none of her preA'ious remarks
had been noticed.
The strange traveler took no heed, but
sat staring at the fire.
“I say your supper’s ready, man, and
if you want it hot, you’d better eat it be
fore it gets cold, for I’ll not warm it
again this blessed night for you or any
body else!” cried tho hostess iu an angry
Still no movement—no rc ,p use—no
indication that her unmusical voice had
been even beard.
“I say !” she half screamed in his ear,
at the same time taking hold of his arm
rather rudely.
Like a ball he sprung from his seat
and confronted her, his eyes looking wild
and Avicked.
“Good Lord, man, don’t scare a body
so !” exclaimed the woman, taking two
or three quick. backAAard steps, end
turning pale with fright. “I’m only try
ing to make yoti understand your sup
per’s ready. ”
The stranger glared at her a moment,
then glanced at the table and then seem
ed to comprehend the true fact.
“Oh! ah! yes!” he replied, with a
grim smile. “I beg yonr pardon—it’s
like you’ve spoke to me before!”
“It’s like I have, a half a dozen
times, just as I might have talked to a
“Yes, madam, I see—l thank you—l
beg your pardon ! I was busy thinking
and forgot where 1 was. ”
He then took his seat at the table,
and, while eating his supper, tried to
make amends for lus former impolite
abstraction, by making himself as agree
able as possible. He succeeded so well
in his efforts to please, that the mistress
of the house was quite charmed with his
conversation, and began to think he
might possibly be an angel in disguise—
or, in other words, a rich and eccentric
old gentleman, whom good fortune had
thrown iu her way for a future husband
or possible legacy.
But these bright hopes did not have a
long duration—for scarcely had the
stranger finished his meal, than he snd
denly grew cold, taciturn and abstracted
and presently asked to be shown to his
bed. If ho slept soundly, the mistress
of the house did not—for after the dis
pelling of tho bright fancy of future
wealth, she began to fear that the stran
ger might take a fiction to shorten her
life before morning, and so lay awake
and listened, and trembled at eA'ery ua
usal sound.
The night, however, passed off Avith
out any disturbance, and dl daylight the
old man rose and Avent out, leaving his
bundle behind. Scarcely was he out of
sight before tho curiosity of the hostess
set her to work to see if she could gather
any uoav facts. If he had left a trunk,
instead of a bundle, she Avonld probably
have found a way to open and rummage
it; bnt as it was, she had only to untie
an old, dirty handkerchief, and there be
fore ber eyes lay a shirt, a pair of stock
ings and a tin box—a curious-looking tin
box—for which, unfortunately for her
ease of mind, she could not imagine any
use. She held it up, turned it over,
shook it, and tried her best to see into
it and conjecture for what purpose it was
made ; but not being able to do this, she
at length resigned it with a sigh, rolled
it up as she had found it, tied up the
bundle, and went about her business.
John the Painter came back to a late
breakfast, and then settled with the cur
ious widow for all he had bed of her,
and at the same time remarking that he
might possibly remain in town another
night, iu which case he hoped he wonld
be permitted to return and pass another
night under her hospitable roof. To
this she now readily gave consent, again
thinking him a man of some conse
quence. He then inquired where ho
could find a tinman, and receiving tho
proper direction to one, he bade her
good-bye and started off, this time tak
ing his bundle with him.
Toward evening, hoAA'ever, he came
back, and said ho had concluded to stay
another night in town, and wanted sup
jjer, which the widow again prepared
for him. He ate this meal in silence,
and soon after made some excuse to go
out. He was absent some two or three
hours, and when ho returned he report
ed quite a largo fire, Avhicli he under
stood Avero some government buildings
that he feared would be consumed.
“But blessed are the poor !” he added
with a strange kind of a langh, Avhich his
hostess afterward recalled— “for they
have nothing to lose. ”
He then Avont to bed, and appeared to
rest well through tho night ; but rose at
the first streak of day, paid his reckon
ing, and took his departure, saying he
would return.
On going out, an hour or two later,
the widow was surprised to see the usu
ally quiet toAvn in great commotion —
groups collected here and there, as if
discussing some remarkable event, and
mounted men, both military and civil,
dashing hither and yon, all seeming hur
ried and anxious* On every blank Avail,
too, there was a flaming placard, an
nouncing the startling fact that a hun
dred thousand pounds worth of naval
stores had been destroyed by incendiar
ism, that secret emmissaries of the ene
my were supposed to be in their midst,
offering large rewards for the arrest and
conviction of the guilty, and ordering
all citizens to report to the nearest mag
istrate tho names of all strangers Avho
lodged in town during the last three
days and more especially the night just
As soon as the widow fairly understood
this matter, she hastened to giA-a in the
name of John the Painter, with a de
scription of his person, manner, conver
sation, and withal, his curious tin box
and his visit to the tinman. The latter
was immediately sent for, and deposed
that he had made a top for the box,
which seemed to be a curious affair, the
use of which he did not know.
All this fully fixed suspicion on the
eccentric old man, and as it was suppos
ed he had been dispatched from town by
relays of horses, horsemen were sent off
in every direction iu hot pursuit with
orders to arrest every mounted person
they might find.
SomeAvhere about mid-day John the
Painter was overtaken, on the regular
London road, by one of these mounted
parties, who stopped him and inquired
if any one had passed him on horseback
that morning,
“Not a soul,” replied tho old man.
“Hoav long have you been on this
road ?”
“Since daylight. Why?”
“There was a great destruction of na
val stores in Portsmouth last night, the
work of some infernal incendiary, and
we want to catch tho villain, that’s all.”
“Well, do you s’pose helled on horse
back?” said the old man, with a peculiar
twinkle of his eye.
“Well, he didn’t—he went on foot.”
“Ha ! hoAv do you know ?”
“Because I know the man Avho did
“Who is ho? where is ho ?” demand
ed the leader, excitedly.
“He’s called John the Painter, and he
is here. I’m the man.”
“Take care hoAv you jest, old felloAV,”
returned the other, waruingly ; “it
might get yon into trouble.”
“If you can’t understand plain Eng
lish, you’re as big a fool as your royal
master is a nave!” said the old man with
an angry sneer. “I tell yon that lam
the man that did it—and I’m the man
that glories in it—and if yon don’t be
lieve me. ride on and hunt until you get
senses. ”
The horsemen now thought the old
man was crazy, but after what lie had
said, they concluded to arrest him and
take him back to Portsmouth. They did
so, and there ho was confronted with the
old woman and the tinman, both of
Avhom identified him as the mysterious
stranger they had described. He was
then asked to make a confession and
name his accomplices.
“I never had any accomplices,” said
the old man, indignantly. “What I did
I did alone, and I glory in it. I once
lived peacably and happily iu the quiet
little town of Amboy, State of New Jer
sey, far away over the great waters, and
I’d been living peacably there to-day, if
the minions of. King George had left me
alone; but they came there, and insulted
and abused me, and burned down my
dwelling, and cast me adrift to shift for
myself—and then I took a solemn oath
I’d be revenged. It was my first inten
tion to kill your vile king ; and I’d have
done it, only for Mr. Deane, our secret
minister at Paris, who convinced me it
was Avrong to slay the Lord’s Auuointed;
and so, as the nes t best thing, I deter
mined to burn as much of the king’s
property as I could. I came direct from
Paris here, and that’s enough. I Iciioav
you’ll hang me for it—but I don’t care
for that. I’m a poor, friendless, old
man, made sick of life-by your accursed
deeds, and now.that I’ve got ray revenge
I don’t care how soon I die.”
They sent the old man, under guard,
to Loudon, Avhere ho underwent a close
examination before the Privy Council—
but no new facts av ere elicited. He strict
ly adhered to his first statement, and
mainly on his own evidence, or confes
sion, he was tried, convicted, sentenced
and hanged.
We have only to add, that the forego
ing may be relied on as strictly authen
A ShoiiT Lived Island. — During the
night of July 10, 1831, a little Island ap
peared in the Mediteranean Sea, about
fifty miles from Maicsala, in Sicily,
thrown up by volcanieaetion. When first
seen, by Captain Swinburne, of a British
man-of-war, it Avas about 210 feet in dia
meter, and was in fact a crater, from
which steam and cinders were still is
suing to the height of several hundred
feet. The spectacle was a grand one as
Avitnessed by tho seamen, the eruption
being companied by a loud roaringuoise
and discharges of forked lightning Avith
in tho ascending column of hot steam
and cinders. About four months after
this, the spot was visited by a British
frigate, having on board Walter Scott,
who was on his Avay to Malta, iu search
of health. The volcanic action had so
far ceased, that he was able to land and
examine this little depeudancy of Great
Britain. Mounted upon the shoulders
of a stout sailor, he rode almost to the
top of the island, where he found two
dolphins and a robin, all dead, no doubt
from the hot temperature. On one side
steam was bnbling from the ground,
which spread itself all around the base
of the island surrounding it with a cloak.
The atmosphere, strongly impregnated
Avith brimstone, Avas almost suffocating;
and if a hole Avas dug iu the ground, it
avos at once filled with boiling Avate r. It
was fortunate that the great man did not
defer his visit, for shortly after the
island disappeared, exhisting uoav only
as a shoal.
Chinese Ivory-Carving. —There is at
the office of the Consolidated Vii'ginia
Mining Company a magnificent speci
men of Chinese carving iu ivory. The
piece of carving is about sixteen inches
in height and is elaborate almost beyond
description or comprehension. At the
base are several human figures and the
figure of a horse some three inches in
height, all carefully and artistically
AATought, Avhile at tho distance of about
leu inches above is seen a ball about 4
inches in diameter, on tho surface of
which arc hundreds of human figures,
standing or reclining in niches, most
wonderful iu the elaborateness and deli
cacy of the carvings surrounding them.
Inside of this ball are no less than twen
ty-one other balls, or hollow spheres,
each as delicate and beautifully Avrougbt
as the first or outer shell. All these
spheres may bo turned and moved about
in such a way that the figures carved on
them may be seen. Above this nest of
spheres are a number of human figures,
all bearing the Chinese “human face di-
Adnc,” which figures arc about the same
size as those at the bass. This splendid
specimen of Chinese workmanship was
sent to Mr. Mackay by a friend residing
in China. To carve it must have been
the work of years.— Virginia City (Wev.)
A telegram from Virginia City, Ne
vada, says that great excitement was
caused on C street in that city a few
nights ago by amau who gathered a largo
eroAvd under the pretext of liberating
some rats from a box for a dog to kill.
About three hundred mengatheredabont
the snot, when a pole cat sprang from
the box and began to disperse the crowd.
The man made his escape, bnt was hun
ted all night by a gang with sixshooter ■.
So great was the indignation that he was
cor spelled to flee the city. About a hun
dred persons had their clothes mined.
An old Irish seaman, at prayer meet
ing iu Dublin, in relating his experience
stated that when at aea in storms and
tempests he had often derived great
comfort from that beautiful passage of
Scripture, “Faint heart never wo>- fair
Mr. Carlyle, says the London corres
pondent of the Hartford Courant re
ceivesliisvisitorsinthelittle house where
he has dwelt ever since coming to Lon
don, No. 5 Cheyne row, Chelsea, near
the famious hospital founded by Nell
Gwynne, and not far from where Sir
Thonias Mooreliv'ed —VIII. ’s great Chan
cellor. The street is old and dingy and
unattractive, bnt it is close to tho Thames
and to a magnificleut brdge, and to
most charming views from every side.
Mr. Carlyle’s house is small, plain and
unpretentious on the outside but full of
mainfold charms within. The afternoon
sun streams in through three small win
dows in the draAving room, the p. triarch
sifting in a capacious arm chair in front
of a fire place and a glo-wing fire, for
London is in a fog and the day is cool.
There are book - heh’es on either side of
the fireplace. On the shelves is a com
plete set of Iluskjn’s works, Emerson’s
and some others of our Americans hold
ing a conspicuous rank among them.
Carlyle is now very feeble through age
but his memory is still marvelous, and
the flow cf his talk is unabated. He
says: “So-called literary and scientific
classes in England now proudly give
themselves to protoplasm, origin of
species, and tho like, to prove that God
did not build the universe. I have
known three generations of Darwins,
grandfather, father and sou; atheists all.
The brother of the present famous nat
uralist, a quiet man, who lives not far
from here, told me that among his grand
father’s effects he found a seal engraven
with this legaud: “Omnia ex conchis.”
Everything from a clam shell! I saw
the naturalist not many months ago;
told him that I read his “Origin of the
Species,” and other books; that he had
by no means satisfied me that men were
descended from monkeys, bnt had gone
far toward persuading mo that ho and
his sooalled scientific brethren had
brought the present generation of En
glishmen very near to monkeys. A good
sort cf a man is this Darwin, and well
meaning, bnt Avith very little intellect.
Ah, it is a sad and terrible thing to see
nigh a whole generation of men and wo
men professing to be cultivated, looking
around purblind fashion and finding no
God in this universe. I suppos jitis a
reaction from the reign of cant and hol
low pretense, professing to believe what
in fact they do not believe. And this is
Avhat we have got. All tilings from frog
spawn; the gospql of dirt the order of
the day. The older I grow — and I uoav
stand upon the brink of eternity—the
more comes back to me the sentence in
the catechism which 1 learned avlicii I
Avas a child, and the fuller and deeperits
meaning becomes—‘What is the great
end of man ?’ ‘To glorify God, and to
enjoy him forever.’ No gospel of dirt,
teaching that men have descended from
frogs through monkeys can ever set that
aside.” He pours his whole soul into
his conversation. Its key is a Scotch
monotone, but at times he rises to the
height of fiery energy, and almost of
overwhelming eloquence.
I had noticed two pheasants pecking
at one another most persistently, and
took care not to lose sight of them, wiiile
noting other matters of interest. At
the end of half an hour, several missing
feathers on each side, and their bills
stained with blood, showed increasing
earnestness in the combatants, which
were now fighting in the paths and
.hickets. The keeper, finding that I Avas
paying very little attention to the infor
mation he Ava a trying to give me, and
seeing me still watching these two birds,
told mo that I might folloAv them for a
long time without seeing the end ok the
combat, for these fights would often be
kept up for an hour, and even then his
intervention would be necessary, to pre
vent the antagonists from killing each
“I think,” he said, “that onr golden
pheasants would be more interesting.”
“Let us go and see them, then,” I re
But I could not resist looking round
again after the warlike couple, who were
now, however, out of sight.
Before entering the buildings where
the finest specimens are reared and kept
I said to my guide :
“Do you think we shall be able to find
those two again when we come out ?”
“Yon are interested in that couple,
sir,” replied the man ; “certainly, _we
can find them again, ’■ lies:—but we will
He looked toward the spot where I
had last seen the combatants, and I was
astonished to see him jump quick 1 y over
a hedge.
“Let ua run, sir,” he said ; “perhaps
it is too late. ”
I followed him eagerly, hoping to find
an explanation for his unfinished remark.
We soon discovered one of the duelists
just expiring, while six of his compan- j
ions were picking at him viciously, each
apparently trying to excel the others in
The keeper then told me he had been
drawn to the spot by seeing the other
pheasants collecting, as in these cases,
unless he interfered, the fight might be
come general, the duel turning into what
onr Irish friends term a “shaloo,” only
with far more serious consequences, as
in such a case, the ranks would be terri
bly thinned. i
New York World : Grace Chapel on
Fourteenth street, near B’uadway, was
filled on Sunday night xor the services
held in memory of the Rev. Archer B.
Flenuell, a former curate of the chapel,
who met his death at the hands of the
Cheyenne Indians a short time ago. The
Rev. Dr. Potter made the following re
marks on the life and death of Hr. Fleu
nel : On a cold and cheerless night in
January, 1875, a man called at my house
and with tears in his eyes, told me he
had nothing to eat, and no place to sleep
and that he was entirely destitute. He
said he was a clergyman, and had once
been a rector of a flourishing parish in
Ireland. • I examined the letters he pre •
sen ted and found them to be perfectly
genuine. That man was our dead broth
er, whose loss we noAv mourn. Born of
a good family he received a finished ed
ucation, and graduated atTrinityCollege,
Dublin, Avith high honors, and took holy
orders with the brightest prospects be
fore him. He Avas appointed rector of
a large parish, and shortly afterwards
fell, as many more have fallen in all pro
fessions iu many countries, a A'ictim to
the demon of drink. Such a terrible
hold did this sin take of him that he had
to relinquish all, and came to this coun
try in the endeavor to conquer his pas
sicu and begin life again. It was only
after a severe illness, brought on by in
temperance that he at length succeeded,
and never, said Dr. Potter, shall I for
get the impression made upon me, as
that cold and bleak night he related to
me the story of his life and temptations.
From that night forward he became one
of tho most earnest and indefatigable
Avorkcrs'iu the cause of Christ, and en
deared himself to all those with whom
he came in contact. Ho promptly ac
cepted a call to go to the territory of
Dakota, and soon made himself a power
iu the Cheyenne Missionary Agency, and
was beloved by the Indian tribes. And
uoav comes the story of his martyr death
—a noble ending to a heroic life. A
young Indian, one of the many convert
ed by Dr. Fleunell, got into trouble and
was put iu jail. While there he became
exasperated and swore a terrible oath |
that ho wonld shoot the first white man i
he met on getting out. An oath the In-1
dian never breaks. Dr. Fleunell inter- j
ceded for the young man and finally pro
cured his discharge. Filled with venge
ance he prepared to carry out his oatb,
and procuring a rifle sallied forth. The
first white man he met avos the Rev. Dr.
Fleunell, and in a moment he sent a
bullet crashing through his brain, kill
ing him instantly. Away from his na
tive land and* far from his friends, his
martyred bones lie in a rude frontier
grave, consecrated by the cause in which
he died. The Right Rev. Dr. Perry, of
Ireland, also spoke briefly of the life and
character of the dead clergyman. A col
lection was taken up, and the proceeds
will be devoted to erecting a tablet to
his men ary, to be placed in Grace Cha
A Beau on a Jaunt.— On Thursday
evening, about 11 o’clock, there was a
good deal cf fun on Third street,between
Cedar street and Bridge Square. A big
black bear was seen on the sidewalk,
sauntering along, and peering into the
windoAvs and doors. Half a dezen peo
ple soon gathered behind him, folloAving
his track at a safe distance. Others go
ing up and doAvu stopped to ascertain
the cause of the gathering, and joined
the hilarious procession. Bruin seemed
to be unconcerned by the commotion for
a while, bnt at last he turned and went
for them, some taking refuge in saloons,
and others turning doAvu the side streets.
He then continued his travels, with an
augmented crowd in his rear, and again
turned and scattered them as before.
This operation Avas repeated several
times, until some thirty or forty persons
had gathered around him.
At last he seemed tired of the fun,
quickened his pace and drove five or six
into a saloon near Charlie Mclntyre’s.
Tire boys, including a police officer,
rushed iu pell-mell, Bruin following
close at their heels. They held the door,
and Bruin, standing on his hind legs,
looked in upon the frightened crowd.
The boys on the other side of the street
were shouting at the ridiculous situation,
but their merriment was of short dura
tion, for the bear, attracted by their
noise, soon turned, and rapidly crossing
the street put them to flight, and the
way they took to their heels was infinite
ly amusing to those who were hived on
the other side. The fun went on for
some time, until a man who knew the
animal came along with a chain, which
he threw about tho bear’s nock and led
liim away to his den.— St. Paul Pioneer
Press. _______________
A Girl Poisoner.— The Hartford
Times, of Friday, says : “Ellen Been, a
young girl of sixteen, was arrested in
North Stamford, on Tuesday, on a charge
of attempting to kill her father by pois
oning him with Paris green. The at
tempts —two of them—were made a week
ago, bat nothing was done about it un
til this week. On Friday, Oct. 27, the
girl went to Stamford and purchased the '
drug which she administered to her fath- j
er, first in a cup of coffee, and then in a ;
lung of cider. The dose in both cases
was too great, inducing vomiting. The
sediment in tha cider mug contained
poison, and a package of it was found in
the honse. The trouble was that the
father interfered to prevent the atten
tions to the daughter of a young man he
did not like. ”
[From the Kansas City Times.]
The Academy of Science of this city,
through some of its most active mem
bers, has recently made some very in
teresting discoveries upon the summit
of the bluff north of and about four
miles distant from Kansas City. As yet
only one of these mounds has been open
ed. Judge West discovered a skeleton
about two weeks ago and made a report
to other members of the society. They
accompanied him to the mound, and not
far from the surface excavated, and took
out the remains of two skeletons. The
bones are very large—so large, in fact,
that when compared with an ordinary
skeleton of modern date, they appear to
have formed part of a giant. The head
bones, such as have not rotted a y, are
monstrous in size. The lower jaw of one
skeleton is in a state of preservation and
is double the size of the jaw of a civil
ized person. The teeth in this jaw bone
are large and appear to have been ground
down and worn away by contact with
roots and earuivercus food. The jaw
bone indicates immense muscular power.
The thigh bone when compared with
that of au ordinary modern skeleton
looks like that of a horse. The length,
thickness and muscular dev elopmeut are
remarkable. But the most peculiar paid
of the skeleton is the frontal bone. It
is very low, and differs radically from
any ever seen in this section before. It
is a narrow but rather heavy ridge of
bone which, instead of extending up
wards, as it does now in these days of
civilization, receded back from the eye
brows, forming a, flat head, and thus in
dicates a very low order of mankind. It
is the opinion of the scientific gentlemen
who are making these discoveries, that
these bones are the remains of pre-his
toric men. They do not resemble the
present existing race of Indians, nor are
the mounds constructed upon patterns
or model known to have been in use by
any race of men now in existence in
America. The bodies are discovered in
a sitting posture in the mounds, and
among the bones are found stone weap
ons, such as flint knives, flint scrapers,
all of them different in shape to the
arrow-heads, war hatchets, and other
stone tools and weapons known to have
been in use by the aboriginal Indians of
this land when discovered by the whites.
A correspondent of Appleton’s Jour
nal, writing of excavations at Pompeii,
says : Among tue most interesting of
the objects found recently are two skele
tons, one of a somewhat elderly man,
the other of a woman. They were found
in the Yia Stabia among the ashes of
the last eruption, evidently overtaken in
their flight and buried in the cinders.
According to the usual method employed
to preserve the external appearance of
objects, liquid plaster was poured into
the cavity, which served as a mould, a
facsimile of the forms was obtained ;
and thus perfectly preserved, the statue
like bodies were placed in glass cases in
the Pompeii museum. While apprecia
ting all the horror of such a death and
the sufferings endured, as shown by the
position, I cannot but imagine what
would have been the astonishment of
that man or woman had some prophet
informed them that eighteen hundred
years after their death, their forms, and
even as much of their garments as were
not consumed in the eruption, would be
placed in a museum for inspection by a
multitude of sight seers, some from
lands, the existence of which they had
never dreamed of.
The poor woman is lying on her face
and even the form of her hair, put up
behind, is seen. One arm shields her
forehead, and she is supported by the
other. Her stony limbs are well formed
and traces of a garment are s en passing
in folds around her. The man, although
placed on his face in the exhibition,when
found was turned on one side. One arm
rests on his hips ; the other is uplifted.
The face is distorted, but massive and
smoothly shaven. Even the form of the
faster, igs of the sandals around the ankle,
and of the long button higher up on the
leg to hold them, is clearly seen. The
limbs are partly drawn up. The skele
ton of a tolerably large dog, also recent
ly found is in the Museum of Pompeii,
his whole form preserved in plaster, in
the same manner as those just mentioned.
He is lying on his back, writhing in suf
fering, biting his hind leg. The rings
and colhrr are plainly seen.
It is a great thing to be able to see a
point. Hero is a happy instance of abil
ity in that line. A countryman Pander
ing with Lis wife through the art gal
leries of the Philadelphia Exhibition,
stood before Riviere’s picture of Cirge
and the companions of Ulysses, He
gazed earnestly at the painting, wonder
ed what was meant by the young woman
playing on her lyre, wnile a herd of swine
wallowed and tumbled about at her feet.
He then looked up the picture in his
catalogue and pondered over the title,
“The Companions of Ulysses.” Said he:
“\7ell, if that isn’t the hardest slap Old
Grant’s got yet.”
“ill boy,” said the clergyman, “don’t
you know that it is wicked to catch fish
on Sunday!” “Guess I hain't sinned
much yet,” said the boy, without taking
his eye from the cork ; “haiii’t had a
SFACfc. 1 u t Z V* k O rt K w Kjo IIIU o mo 14 lIJU
1 Square.. $1 00 *1 5o j.l 75 2 00 S3 00 So 00 fS '-KJ
2 Squares. 1 50 2 50 2 60 35" 600 8 oo 12 00
3 Squares. 200 300 4 00 5 00 7 99 12 00 IS 00
4 Squares. 300 4 SO 6 iXi 6 50 10 00 16 00 18 50
Column 5 (HI if' 7008n01250 IS 50 U~W)
Column ti oo 'S no! 9 00 1 0 oo 15 00 25 00 87 5o
f.j Column J So ii nulls mi 15 OOjlS 60 80 oo 4 00
1 Column 10~OU:i5 oo!l7 oo 20 od'.TO 00 45 oO|SO 00
Bndim-88 Monce lu cents pcrline. V\ lieu continu
ed more than one week, half of the above rates tor
sach subsequent week.
Business cards, five lines or less, $5 per annum ;
Xh extra line, sl.
Advance payment required on transient advertise
Advertisements set in double column, 25 per cent
Advertisements ordered discontinued before ex
(ration of contract, will be charged siccording to tho
6cve scale. All advertisements payable quarterly.
NO. 33.
Corner of Bth & Franklin streets, Manitowoc Wiscon
sin. Best accommodation for the traveling public
Sample Rooms attached. 1n0v74
Cor. 9th aflfe Chicago Streets.
M. ILettenlioftii’s
Travelers will here find the best accommodations
Sample rooms attached.
Manufacturer of and dealer iu
Has just received a flue stock of ladies and children*
shoes and slippers. With these and his large assort
ment of custom made wort, he is sure to please at and
give satisfaction. Cali and see him. 29apr75
Wines, Liquors and Cigars,
Free Lunch every morning. My Billiard Tables
are among the Lest in the city. The patronage o
the public is respectfully solicited. 1 tided
JOHN PITZ, Proprietor,
1 have opened anew Meat Market, on Buffalo street
one door east of Plumb &, BroV, Millinery store,
where I shall keep ronstaully on hand all kinds of
fresh meats. By fair dealing and just weight, I hope
to receive a share of your patronage
juu29-12ra JOHN PITZ.
Physician’s Prescriptions Carefully Componnde
Eighth. Street,
_2ljan73 Manitowoc, Wis.
Qoods Deliyered to all Parts of tie City
Manufacturers of
Reedsvillo. - Manitowoc Cos.
New Cigar Manufactory,
AH brands ol the best cigars in market constantly
on band and each box guaranteed to purchasers. 2n
purchasing manufacturing stock we select only tho
best, while all cigars are made under our own per
aonal supervision by the most competent workmen
to be bad.
OI'K SALOON is still continued in connection
with the above business and is one of the pleasantest
resorts in the city.
THE UlffON HAND under the leadership
of E. Weinschenk will furnish good music for par
ies, balls and concerts on short notice and liberal
erms. 3feb76 ly E. A SON.
Manufacturers of Leather and dealers in
A *&*• ib
Belting of all sizes on Hand.
Cash paid lor lOj unt-75
Proprietors of the largest
in the city.
(M DmiM Horses, Elegant Bnggies&CarriagPs
furnished at lowest rates.
They have recently received from the East a
which thej will keep in readiness for ute, together
wilh| arneges an I dri' era. 2'-lapr7S

xml | txt