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VOL. XLI Santa Claus! AT Watertown Dept. Store A Beautiful Present Given away with every SI.OO purchase in Toy 7 Department. Don't Fail to See Our attractive Holiday Dis play in the line of Watches, Clocks, Jewelry, Silverware, Musical Instruments, Station ery, Albums, Toilet Cases, Fancy Goods, Doll Carriages, and of every description. O.J. QOELDNER 113 Main Street. WATERTOWN Steam Laundry. NO. 2 MAIN STREET. It all depends upon what y 7 ou want in the line of Laundry Work. If any old thing will do there are places in town where you can be satisfied. But if you care at all for something that is up to-date we will be sure to satisfy 7 you. Call on Bice & Campbell Remember we have all the latest improved machinery and if you are not satisfied with your work just tell us and we will try to please you. WILLIAM H. WOODARD Attorney and Counselor-at-Lai, Bank of Watertown Block, WATERTOWN, WIS If you wish INice Meats Call at S. E. HOLMES’, 104 MAIN ST. - TEL, 99 Our prices will suit you. Edward F. Wieman, LAW OFFICE, REAL ESTATE and LOANS. Fire, Life and every other kind of Insurance. Collectious Promptly Attended to NOTARY PUBLIC. nrniii Ticc J Commercisl Law KtCiALiiES | , n d th# Probating Of Estate*. Cor.Main and Second Streets W. D. Sproesser, President. J. Tkrbrueggen, Vice-President. D. H. Kusel. Cashier. Chas. E. Frey, As’t Cashier. MERCHANTS’ BANK WATBRTOWN. WIS. Capital Surplus and Undivided Profits 886,000 ———l ■DIRECTORS A J, Torbrueggooi D. H. Kusel, W. D. Sproesse Li. Schempf, J. Habbegger, Carl Mans, F Schmutzler. W. A. Beurhaus, M. Blumenfeld A & 0. METER, H Successors to Ssllidat A Mzvzm] DENTISTS. CORaMAIN. AND SECOND tT "rafo whIreIII ilkTaTs. la kf Beat Cough Syrup. Tastes Good. UM and QJ in time. Sc'd by druggists. Fa Some Biscuit and Cake are light, sweet and wholesome, while others are sour, heavy, bitter, unpalatable. The same flour, butter, eggs and sugar are used; what makes the difference? \ It's all in the baking powder DR. PRICE’S CREAM BAKING POWDER can be depended upon always to make the food light, sweet, delicious and wholesome. This is because it is scientifically and accurately combined and con tains the purest grape cream of tartar, the most healthful of all fruit acids, used for a hundred years in the finest leavening preparations. PRICE BAKING POWDER CO., CHICAGO. A FLAT ARGUMENT. The Gazette’s Opinion on the Mill Race Settlement—Haphazard Statements. In commenting upon the city's settlement of the mill race matter. The Gazette says “the settlement was not made until the city officials were fully convinced by court decisions that it was the wisest policy to pursue.” Indeed! The Gazette man had better look into the history of this case a little before writing anything further on it. The city fathers professed to be greatly scared simply because the supreme com-t refused to sustain the demurrer to the complaint entered by the city’s attorney, and ordered the case tried on its merits. The de murrer had previously been sustained by Judge Siebecker, of the Dane county circuit court. Without even consulting the city attorney as to the status of the case the common council took the matter in its own hands and effected a settlement for the paltry (?) sum of $1,500. The “settlement” was a cooked-and-dried affair, all pre arranged by three certain members of the council, who were subsequently, at a meeting of the council, constituted a committee to report on the matter. It will be remembered that after a re cess of ten minutes this committee submitted a most remarkabl e report — one which would have taken most anybody two hours to formulate and put in writing. But we suppose three persons working simultaniously on it is what brought about its completion with so much “neatness and dispatch.” Well, this is an old affair and there is not much need of discussing it further. Perhaps the settlement was a wise move, but we are inclined to think it was done a little too hastily. It may be that it has saved the city thousands of dollars above the cost price, but no man can hardly venture such an assertion,'no moredhan Bro.[Moore can verify such a haphazard statement as “especially was it [the settlement] satisfactory to the majority of the tax payers of the city of Watertown.” Anybody is free to say such things but the proof of the matter is an en tirely different proposition. But per haps our brother editor has taken a private poll of our citizens on this question and knows whereof he speaks. If he has we should like to see the exact figures. Basketball. The Senior and Junior basket ball teams of the Turner society contested for supremacy Sunday afternoon, the older players winning easily by a score of 42 to 6. The Senior team was composed of Krebs, Pohlmann, Ulrich, E. Kunert and Henze; the Junior of W. Kunert, Steinberg, Bergmann, Podewell and Gasser. Last Wednesday evening the Knaak and Schulz teams of the Watertown Athletic association played at Turner Opera house. The game resulted in a victory for the former—ls goals and 3 fouls against 7 goals and 5 fouls. The Sacred Heart college team and a team selected from the Watertown Athletic association are billed to play at Turner Opera house this evening. WA.TERTOWN, WIS., WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 12, 1900. Note. —There are many alleged cream of tartar baking powders upon the market sold at lower prices, which prove, upon analysis, to be alum powders in dis guise. Alum is a corrosive poison, which must not be taken in the food. American Writers and American Culture. The tickets and inclosed circulars of instruction for the lecture course at the high school this winter have now been mailed to the public ol Water town and we hope that each recipient will read the instructions carefully. Prof. Pyre is a great favorite where ever he has lectured. He hasapleas ing manner and knows how to make his lectur. s very entertaining. The course promises to be one of the finest and most interesting ever given in this city. Prof. Prye, being a finished elocutionist, recites poetry beautifully and will enliven his lect ures h\ copious recitations from fam ous American authors. The price of admission for the entire course of six lectures will be only 75 cents. Parents should give their children this rare opportunity of becoming acquainted with the literature of our ow n country. It is to be hoped that this educa tional movement will be highly suc cessful. A ticket for the course would make a fine Christmas present and surely be appreciated by old and young. Recipients of circulars and tickets are respectfully requested to make returns on same as early ai possible at Eberle’s drug store. flasonic Elections. Watertown lodge, No. 49, F. & A. M.: John Robinson, W. M.; A. F. Solliday, S, W.; W. H. Woodard, J, W.; F. Schmutzler, treasurer; F. M. Eaton, secretary;Saradel Kusael, trus tee for three years; Charles Skinner, member Masonic union. Watertown chapter, No. 11, R. A. M.: A. E. Calhoun, E. H. P.; G. P. Traeumer, king; S. M. Eaton, scribe; Robert Dent, secretary; W. D. Sproes ser, treasurer; Theodore Huber, trus tee for three years; W. H. Woodard, member Masonic union. Watertown chapter. No. 44, Order of Eastern Star: Mrs. J. C. Seager, W. M.; Ferd Schmutzler, W. P.; Mrs. Theo. Huber, V. M.; Miss Ella Brick ell, secretary; Mrs. F. M. Eaton, treasurer; Mrs. W. D. Sproesser, con ductress; Mrs. Frank Weber, assist ant conductress; Miss Lillian Henrich. Adah; Miss Elizabeth Henrich, Ruth; Mrs. T. H. Reed. Esther; Miss Jennie Rathbun, Martha; Miss Myrtle Huber, Electa; Mrs. E. March, chap lain; Mrs. J, E. Rathbun, warder; Miss Ella Jossi, organist; Theo. Huber, sentinel; trustees—Mrs. J. Jossi, one year; Mrs. J. E. Rathbun, two years; Samuel Kussel, three years. The installation ceremonies and banquet will take place January 13. —Among the tens of thousands who have used Chamberlain’s Cough Remedy for colds and la grippe during the past few years, to our knowledge, not a single case has resulted in pneumonia. Tbos. Whitefield & Cos.. 240 Wabash avenue, Chicago, one of the most prom inent retail druggists in that city, in speaking of this, says: “We recom mend Chamberlain’s Cough Remedy for la grippe in many cases, as it not only gives prompt and complete recovery, but also counteracts any tendency of la grippe to result in*|pneumonia.” For sale by C, A. Gam*n. FOR A SPUR TRACK. William Harfig Petition* the City for Privilege of ISuilding One on the West Side. At the last meeting- the following petition was presented to the common council and referred to the committee on streets and bridge*, the board of public works and the aldermen of the Fifth ward: The undersigned freeholder and taxpayer respectfully petitions your honorable body to grant the privilege, consent and permission to build and construct a spur railroad track, lead ing from ti e main track of the Chi cago & Northwestern Railway com pany, from a point north of the North Church street crossing to Rock street in the Fifth ward of said city, and in this building, further asks the privi lege, consent and permission of your honorable body, to cross the follow ing named streets in said ward in the manner as the plan herewith submit ted will more fully show, viz: La Belle street, between blocks 1 and 2; Warren street, between blocks 2 and 8, and Berlin street, between blocks 8 and 4, south of Silver Creek bridge, Spaulding & Prentice addition; like wise to cross North Water street on the north end of the same between out lots 3 and 2 in said ward, and Elm street and West Green street in Den nis’ Emmet addition on the east ends of said streets near the bank of Rock river; and furthur to use and occupy for said purpose a strip of sufficient width for said spur track alonif and off of the east side of North Water street, between said West Green street and Rock street, until such time that the ownership of block No. 8. Denn is’ Emmet addition aforesaid, will, or can be acquired by me. The ownership of the land owned by pri vate parties, which said spur track is to cross, has already been acquired by your petitioner at his own ex pense. William Hartig. ihis is in line with an item printed in our columns a few’ weeks ago. Mr. Hartig desires the accommodation to facilitate his shipping require ments. We understand there is some opposition to the building of the track among Fifth warders, but so far as we are posted, we can see no particu lar reason why the prayer of the petitioner should not be granted. We have spur tracks in other portions of the city to accommodate shippers and no harm or damage has thus far re sulted. Mr*. Hartig’s business is amrng the host of the city’s enter prises and he should receive every encouragement possible to remain an important factor in Watertown’s in dustrial life. Besides benefiting the petitioner, the track would also ac commodate other large shippers, among whom could be mentioned S. M. Eaton Son. the Watertown Cold Storage company, the Woodard-Stone factory, etc. Therefore, let it be built. A Fine Concert. We are to have a fine musical treat during the holiday season. Edward Schempf. who so ably conducted the orchestra concert of the Amateur Mus ical club last spring, has engaged twenty-five players from Bach's Sym phony orchestra, of Milwaukee, for a concert at Turner Opera house on Fri day evening. December 28, under nis direction. This concert promises to be one of particular excellence, as the orchestra will be composed of Milwau kee’s very best players. As soloist, our popular young singer, Miss Lucile Bertram, has been en gaged. Miss Bertram is the possessor of a beautiful contralto voice, which will be heard in public here for the first time on J this occasion. The de but of this promising singer will be an event of unusual interest to Watertown people, as Miss Bertram has hosts of friends here who will be delighted to hear her. She will contribute two numbers to the program, with full or chestra accompaniment. Miss Ber tram has studied for some time at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music, in Milwaukee, under Miss Jennie Owen, and has made marked progress. It is a long time since any of our Watertown young ladies have ap peared, vocally, in concert work, and the first engagement of Miss Bertram should be an event of exceptional local interest. The full program of the concert will be announced later. Many will be pleased to know that there is to be a dance immediately after the concert, music for which will be furnished by ten men from the or chestra, V World’s Champion. “I tried many remedies to cure piles,” writes W. R. Smith, of Latham, 111., “but found no relief till I used Bucklen’s Arnica Salve. I have not been troubled with piles since.” It’s the only champion pile cure on earth and the best salve in the world. 25c per box, guaranteed by R. H. Brennecke, druggist. Excursion Wlntnr Resorts Via the Northwestern line. Excursion tickets are sold dally, with favorable time limits, to s imerous points in the East and South at reduced rates. Ft r tickets and full information, apply to agents Chicago & Northwestern railway. House Work is Hard Work without GOLD DUST. SUCCESSFUL IN CHICAGO. Former Watsrtownlteu Wli® Have Rise* in Business or ths Professions in the Wete rn Metropolis. The Sunday Sentinel contained an interesting article concerning the many successful business and profes sional careers that have followed the location of VN isconsin people in Chicago. Ihe list includes such prominent people as Bishop Samuel I allows, Albert J. Earling, Rev. Jen kin Lloyd Jones, Philip D. Armour, Judge Elbridge Hanecy, Michael and John Cudahy, Angus Hibbard, Fred W. Upman, Dr. Franklin H. Martin, who first studied medicine under Dr. W. C. Spalding in this city; E. A. Cal kins, Fariin Q. Ball and others, be sides Hiram Barber. Andrew’ Cum mings, Attorney E. F. Masterson and Prof. George L. Hendrickson, all of whom Watertown claims as former residents. President Earling, of the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul rail way, was also an early resident and received his first railroad schooling here, while Rev. Mr. Jones i* well known to many of our citizens, es pecially those of Welsh nationality. We print below the ketches of the four named above a> former Water townites: PROF. GEORGE HENDRICKSON. Prof. George Hendrickson, of th® University of Chicago, is the son of Rev. W illiam Hendrickson, formerly in charge of the Congregational churches at Columbus and Watertown, Wis. The public schools, the normal school atM hitewater, the preparatory school and college at Beloit, laid the foundations for the Johns Hopkins university, from which Prof. Hen drickson was graduated in 1887 with the degree of B. A. After a year spent in post-graduate study and one year abroad at the University of Bonn he accepted a professorship of Latin in Colorado college and in 1891 was called to the same position in the University of Wisconsin. In 1896 the same professorship was offered him in the University of Chicago which he accepted and still holds. Prof. Hen drickson’s interest, as also his teach ing. lies chiefly in the field of ancient literature. His published work, which appears in The American Journal of Philology and kindred publications, relates to the same subject. The quiet, studious youth is well remembered in Columbus and Watertown, where his boyhood was passed, and his friends there are glad in the useful success he has attained. HIRAM BARBER. Hiram Barber, one of the foremost lawyers in Chicago, though not a na tive of Wisconsin, was for many years a resident of the state. Leaving the district school at the age of 17, Mr, Banner studied at the University of Wisconsin, afterwards graduating from the Law school in Albany, N. Y. Returning to Wisconsin he formed a professional partnership with Con gressman Charles Billinghurst at Juneau, and later with Charles R. Gill at Watertown, formerly attorney general of Wisconsin, with whom he was associated for several years. In 1866 Mr. Barber came to Chicago, and with the late Edmund Juasen and with Mr. Francis Luckner, successively practiced law until 1878, when be was elected to congress from the Third district on the Republican ticket. Leaving congress he served for four years as receiver of the land office in Mitchell, Dak., after which he return ed to Chicago and resumed practice with Mr. Theodore Brentano. This partnership continued until Mr. Bren tano’s elevation to the supreme bench of Cook county, since which time he has practiced alone. Mr. Barber is one of the best-known members of the Chicago bar, com manding the respect of his profession al conferees and the confidence of friends and acquaintances alike. He has held the position of master in chancery of the superior court of Cook county, for the past seven years. To him is undoubtedly due the honor of being among the first, if not the first, to suggest the need of a law prohibiting the sale of intoxicating liquori to minors, and also prohibit ing them from playing pool in bar rooms and public places. It is re membered of him that at the com mencement exercises in the Wiscon sin university in December, 1854, I when but 19 years of age, he deliver- | ed an oration outlining the needs of such a law. The subject was treated by the Madison papers at that day as worthy the consideration of practical legislators and philanthropists. Mr. Barber was married in 1857 to Miss Louisa McEwen, of Chester, Wis Br.Bnll’B Cough SB Cures a Cough or Cold at once. Conquers Croup, Whooping-Cough. Hoarseness, Bronchitis, Grippe ana AT Consumption. Mothers praise it. Doctors prescribe it. Quick, sure results. Get only Dr. Bull’s! Price, 25 cents. . “■4o£ Dr. Bull’s Pills cure Constipation. Fifty pills, 10 cts. Trial b*x, 5 cts. J consin; they have two sons and two daughters. Affable and courteous in manner, agreeable and interesting in conversation, thoroughly informed on all the topics of the day, he is alike a delightful host and guest. Mr. Bar ber is by inheritance loyally patriotic, being a descendant of Roger Sherman, one of the Declaration of Independ ent® signers. ANDREW CUMMINGS. Andrew Cummings i another Chi cagoan who narrowly escaped being a native V.'isconsinner. His early home was with his parents in Water town. He came to Chicago in early manhood and for three years was en gaged in hotel business. Then fol lowed a cashiership in the well-known restaurant of Solomon Thomson, founded in 1856. Hero the devolop’- ment of those qualities that make the successful hotel mao made Mr. Cum nuags’ destiny clearly manifest and he w r as soon made general manager of the large business. In 1881 he be came Mr. Thomson’s successor, by pur chase, and still continues the business in the name of its founder. In addi tion to excellent finanical ability Mr. Cummings possesses a talent for see ing and seizing opportunities, which is a large factor in the achievement of success. EDWIN F. MASTERSON. Edwin F. Masterson, •of the firm of Masterson & Haft, at torneys, was born in Watertown, Wis., in 1850. His father, the late John Masterson, was one of the pio neers of that city. On his mother’s ide he was the nephew of Captain James, Patrick and Peter Rogan. who were among the earliest settlers of Wisconsin and who took an active part in the formation of its territor ial and state governments. Mr. Masterson’s early surroundings were those common to the children of the pioneer; they were such as develop physical vigor, lov.e of freedom and independence of character. These qualities impelled him to be self-re liant—hence self-made. He was ed ucated in the district schools, the Northwestern university and the Un iversity of Wisconsin through his own efforts. After leaving the uni versity he indulged in a short pioneer ing experience in the far West, after which he returned to Wisconsin and became prominently identified with its public school interests. In 1878 he became a member of its bar and began practice in his native city. Later he became interested in sever al enterprises outside of Wisconsin, one of which resulted in the building of a railroad to the new town of East Grand Forks, Minn., a town which he had largely helped to build. Fol lowing this he went to Fort Worth, Tex., and became general manager of the Texas and Omaha Telephone and Telegraph company, then in deadly conflict with the Bell company. The Bell company victorious, through the aid of the Federal courts. Mr. Mas terson returned to Chicago, where he has ever since resided. From the very beginning of his career as a lawyer been success ful and now stands in the front rank of his profession in this great city. He has won many important cases in all the courts of Illinoisjand as a re sult of his bard work in his profes sion is financially and socially success ful. His firm occupies one of the largest and best fitted suites of offices in the city. It was established in 1885 and is prominent among those enjoying a good business and the entire confidence of the public. In 1888 Mr. Masterson was married to Miss Mollie Mullen, the daughter of one of the early merchants of Milwaukee and Watertown. DR. FRANK BARBER. The Sentinel article, which was written by Charlotta Perry, at one time a resident of Watertown and a well-known literary woman, refers to Dr. Frank Barber as one of the proao inent physicians of Chicago who en joys a large practice. Dr. Barber is a son of our late townsman, Dr. M. N. Barber, and was formerly engaged in practice here with his father. —No one can reasonably hope for good health unless his bowels move once each day. When this is not at tended to, disorders of the stomach arise, biliousness, ’headache dyspepsia and piles soon follow’. If you wish to avoid these ailments keep \ our bow’els regu lar by taking Chamberlain’s Stomach and Liver Tablets when required. They are so easy to take and mild and gen tle in effect. For sale by C. A. Gamm. OA.STO 3R. 2 A. . Bean the I* ll Kind You Have Bought “nr NO. 12.