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VOL. XLI. Santa Claus! AT Watertown Dept. Store A Beautiful Present Given away with every SI.OO purchase in Toy 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 Toys of every description. O.J. QOELDNER 113 Main Street. WATERTOWN Steam Laundry. NO. 2 MAIN STREET. It all depends upon what you 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 a 1 ! for something that is up to-date we will be sure to satisfy you. Call on Shepard & 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 Connselor-at-Law, Bank of Watertown Block, WATERTOWN, WIS —■; ? If you wish Nice 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 e ther kind of Insurance. Collections Promptly Attended to NOTARY PUBLIC. pcoiai tipc J Commercial Law tuiAL to J and the Probating of Estate*. Cor.Main and Second Streets W. D. Sproesser, President. J. Tkrbrueogen, Vice-President. D. H. Kusel. Cashier. Chas. E. Frey, As’t Cashier. MERCHANTS’ BANK WATERTOWN, WIS. Capital Surpius and Undivided Profits $86,000 “DIRECTORS J. Terbrueggoa, D. H. Kusel, W. D. Sproesse L. Schempf, J. Habhogger, Carl Manx, F Schmutzler. W. 4. Beurhaus, M. Blumenfeld A & O.MEYEE, j| Successors to Sollidat A Metes] DENTISTS. oor:main. and second st? mcEs CREAM BAKING POWDER Used in Millions of Homes —40 Years the standard. A Pure Cream of Tartar Powder, Superior to every other known. Makes delicious cake and pastry, light, flaky biscuit, gridale cakes palatable and wholesome. Note. —Avoid baking powders made from price baking powder co., a^u j Tl - They look like pure powders, Chicago. ? nd ma T raise th e cakes, btit alum is a poison and no one can eat food mixed with it without injury to health. BIG DAMAGES AWARDED. Verdict of 830,400 Against Milwaukee Road Secured oy Alexander H. Hardie. The suit for $25,000 damages brought by Alexander H. Hardie, through hi." guardian, A. A. Hu'die, against the Chicago. Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway company, was ter minated in the county court at Jeffer son Friday afternoon by the jury bringing in a verdict of $20,400 for the plaintiff. The case occupied the court’s at tention three days, having been re sumed on Friday after an adjourn ment had been taken the week prev ious. Upon reconvening Judge Grimm overruled the motion of the defendant’s counsel that the court in struct the jury to decide for the de fendant, and ordered the arguments to be proceeded with, the taking of testimony having been finished at the previous session. William H. Woodard, of this city, opened for the plaintiff and was followed by H. H. Field, of Chicago, for the railway company. Harlow Pease, of this city, and R. B. Kirkland, of Jefferson, then closed for the defendant and plaintiff, respectively, and at 3:45 o’clock the jury retired. After being out about an hour, the jury brought in the ver dict as above stated. The defendant’s counsel filed exceptions and the case will probably be taken to the supreme court. The action was brought to recover damages for injuries sustained by Allie Hardie, the 11-year-old son of A. A. Hardie, of this city, who lost both of his arms last April in jumping from a moving freight train on which he was taking a ride in the railway yards here. Young Hardie was or dered by the conductor of the train to get off, and in doing so fell under the wheels, which passed over both arms, severing one at the shoulder and the other at the elbow. Holiday Excursions. For the Christmas and New Year’s holidays the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway company will sell ex cursion tikets to points within a distance of 200 miles from Watertown at one fare and one-third for the round trip. Bale Dec. 24, 25 and 31, 1900, and January 1, 1901. Return limit up to and including January 2, 1901. Who I* He? Lieutenant-Governor Jesse Stone, of Watertown, was a visitor, here Monday evening. We understand that his visit was in the interest of the political aspirations of one of our local Republicans who Is to be given a comfortable berth under the next Republican state administration. Jefferson. Record. WATERTOWN, WIS., WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 26, 1900. The Orchestra Concert. The program for the orchestra con cert on Friday evening. December 28, by Bach’s symphony orchestra, Ed ward Schempf, conductor, promises he mm of pmticular excellence. It consists of popular a* v\ e ll as classic run lu o. ;>nd will furnish an evening of rare enjo\merit. The sale of seats is now in progress at Schempf & Schulz’ drug store. Many of the most desirable seats are already taken, and those who neglect getting seats soon will be disappointed, as a very liberal patronage is assured. The prices of seats, 25, 85, 50 and 75 cents, are within the reach of everyone. Follow ing is the program: PART I. Overture, A Dav in Vienna.. Suppe a—Rower’s Song— Idyll ,JA. Deibel b—Narcissus Nevin Selection—The Singing Girl Herbert Contralto -olo —O Thou that tellest good tidings to Zion—From the Messiah.. Handel Lucile Bertram b—Presto^Finale [ 2d Symphony Haydn PART 11. Lustspiel overture . . Bach The Holy City -Solo for cornet Adams Contralto Solo —Flower Song, from Faust — Gounod Lucile Bertram Selection—Les Hugenots ~ Meyerbeer Badger State March Bach' Report of the Financial Condition Of the Bank of Watertown, located at Watertown, state of Wisconsin, at the close of business on the 13th day ofDecember, 1900: RESOURCES. Loans and discounts $369,464, H Overdrafts 3,166.JL3 Banking house 10,000,00 Other real estate - 12,500.30 Furniture and fixtures— 4,803.26 Bonds, stocks and securities 32,390.00 Cash items 2,209 47 Checks on other banks 466 85 Due from banks and bankers 82,568.22 U. S. and national currency on hand 14,561 00 Specie 8,715 00 Nick les aud cents 100 *23 Revenue stamp account ... 424 43 Due from others 2,238.45 Total $543,597 99 LIABILITIES. Capital stock $ 50,000.00 Surplus fund 25,000.00 Undivided profits ... 24,332.20 Individual deposits subject to checks 124,416.14 Certificates of deposit 313,342 90 Due to banks and bankers 806 66 Total ... $543,597.30 State of Wisconsin, } > ss County of Jefferson, \ I, F. E. Woodard, cashier of the above named Bank of Watertown, do solemnly swear that the foregoing statement is true to the best of my knowledge and belief. F. E. Woodard, Cashier. Subscribed and sworn to before me this 21ct day of December, 1900. Charles A. Skinner, Notary Public. Correct, Attest: E. J. Brandt, - M. J. Woodard, C. WIGGENHORN, Directors. A SHOCKING DEATH. Alderman John F. McGolrick Crushed Under the Wheels of a Freight Train. The community was startled beyond measure Monday evening upon learn ing of the shocking death which had befallen John F. McGolrick, alderman of the Seventh ward and one of our prominent business men. The sad fatality occurred on the siding which lies to the north of the Milwaukee road’s freight depot and in close proximity to the unfortunate man’s place of business. The details of the accident, or the causes that lead to it, vyi 1 perhaps never be known, as no living person seems to have been an eye witness to the heart-rending scene Therefore, the recounting of the tragedy is but a matter of surmising. Mr. McGolrick’s son James, who br.d been on a trip to Texas, returned heme Monday afterfioon at 4 o’clock, art! after visiting with his father in the latter’s office, left him at about 1:15 o’clock. Mr. McGolrick at that time started for his home in the Seventh ward. A half-hour later his body was found on the side-track. Pnis was shortly after the arrival of the Madison freight, which had pulled u : > to the freight depot to receive seme freight, “cutting” the Fifth street crossing, the head end of the train with the engine attached lying eust of the crossing and the rear end lying west of it. Mr. McGolrick, noticing the train was divided, no doubt deemed it safe to cross under the “dead” end, thinking thereby to suve some distance in his walk home, aud it is supposed that while he was iu the act of doing this, the switch engine attached itself to the “dead” end and pulled the cars westward- Mr. McGolrick was no doubt caught under the wheels and literally ground to pieces, his remains when found be ing so horribly mangled as to be be yond recognition. V coroner’s jury was impaneled and viewed the remains. . The inquest has been postponed until Friday next. The deceased was a native of the County Kilkenny, Ireland, where he was born April 15, 1836, being there fore in the 65th year of his age. He emigrated to the United States in 1853, living a year in Ohio and then coating permanently in this city. He had been for many years engaged ic the wood and coal business, his of i.ee and yards being located at *ha fC -i> oj fifth street, near the Milwau kee depot. Mr. McGolrick was numbered among our best known citizens, and on all sides he was held in the highest esteem. The strictest integrity and fair dealing were synonymous with his name, which rendered his business career successful, while in his private life he was all that could be desired in a fond father and warm friend. On numerous occasions he had been called to public office and at the time of his death was serving a two-year term as -alderman of his ward. He was also serving in the capacity of poor-master of the First Jefferson county district. Mr. McGolrick's wife died six years ago last August, her end.coming also without warning, just as she was en tering St. Bernard’s church one Sun day morning for divine worship. The only surviving children are James P. McGolrick, sheriff-elect of Jefferson county, and Miss Anna, who have heartfelt sympathy in their sore her eavement. The funeral was held this morning with services at Stlßernard’s church and the remains were laid at rest in St. Bernard’s cemetery. Mayor Grube and the fellow-aldermen of the deceased attended the funeral in a body. <9 Tortured a Witness. Intense suffering was endured by witness TANARUS, L. Martin, of Dixie, Ky., before he gave this evidence: “I coughed every night until my throat was nearly raw; then tried Dr. King’s New Discovery, which gave instant relief. I have used it in my family for four years and recommend it as the greatest remedy for coughs, colds and all throat, chest and lung troubles. It will stop the worst cough, and not only prevents but ab solutely cures consumption. Price 50c and SI.OO. Every bottle guaran teed. Trial bottles free at Brennecke’s drug store. Excursion Ratos for the Holidays Via the Northwestern line. Excursion tickets will be sold at low rates to points on the Northwestern system east of the Missouri river and Davenport, Rockjls land & Northwestern railway within 200 miles of selling station, December 24, 25 31 and January 2, inclusive. Apply to,agents Chicago & Northwestern rail way. —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 y our bowels 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. House Work is Hard Work without GOLD DUST. The Death Roll. The death of William Burger, which occurred on the 18th Inst, at his home in the town of Clyman, removes from this busy world one of the best known and most highly respected residents of Dodge county.- The deceased was a native of Roxheim, Germany, and in his 65th year. When ten years old he came to this country with his parents and settled in Clyrnan, which was ever since his home. He was a most successful [agriculturist and his large estate is one of the model farms of this section. Mr. Burger was a man of spotless character and his friends were all who knew him. He has gone to his reward above. His widow, one son, John Burger, and one daughter, Mrs. PeterTbauer, survive. I he funeral was held Friday afternoon and was very largely attended. Rev, Mr. Karnopp. of the German M. E. church, this city, officiated. T. B. Basford, a former Watertown boy, died on September 27 at Iloilo, Philippine Islands, where he iru in the service of Uncle Sam as a private in the Eighteenth regiment, regular army. The first information of his being dead was gained through the return of a letter, marked “Dead,” which had been sent to him by his parent*, Mr. and Mrs. P. I). Basford, now residing at Beloit. Deceased was about 35 years of age and is well re membered here. He was ajprinter by occupation, having learned his trade in The Republican office nearly twenty years ago. He enlisted for service in the Philippines last year. Melville S. Nichols, brother-in-law of our late resident, Mrs. Martha Nichols, and a gentlemen well known here through frequent visits, died Thursday at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. E. L. Tpfts, in Chi cago. His age was 82 years. Colonel H. B. Harshaw, of Osh kosh, ex-state treasurer, died yester day at the home of his daughter in Milwaukee, aged 58 years. When first coming to this state Colonel Har shaw resided at Oconoraowoc. He was quite well known here. One of the early pioneers of Emmet, John Miller, died Thursday last at his home in that t >wn. aged 80 years. He is survived by his widow, three daughters and five sons. The funeral took place Monday morning from St. Henry’s church. Herman Zastrow died on Wednes day last at his home in the town of Lebanon, aged 46 years. His wife and six children survive. The funeral occurred Saturday afternoon from the Lebanon Lutheran church. To Amend Harrlage Laws. W. L. Woodward, of LaCrosse, has drawn a bill which, if it becomes a law, will prevent marriages between] physical degenerates and persons hav ing hereditary diseases. The bill is •imilar in many respect* to the Parker bill of the Ohio legislature, and provides, among other things, “that a board of medical examiners be organized and maintained by the state. It shall be the duty of this board to pass upon all applications to marry which are made to the county clerk. No license to marry shall be granted to person* contem plating marriage unless they shall have received from the board a certi ficate setting forth that they are free from the following ailments, any of which *hall be sufficient caue for re fusing a license: Desponia, true in sanity, inherited insanity, insanity resulting from vice; primary, second ary and tertiary syphilis; hereditary tuberculosis or consumption.” FOR SALE. The livery establishment of the late William Humphrey, including the real estate, live stock, rolling stock, etc ,is for, sale. Apply to executor W. A. Beukhaus —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. Thos. 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. Excursion Rites to. Winter Resorts Via the Northwestern line. Excursion tickets are sold daily, with favorable time limits, to numerous points in the East and South at reduced rates. For tickets and full i nformation, apply to agents Chicago & Northwestern railway. BzvßulFs (Jongh Ml Cures a Cough or Cold at once. ® Conquers Croup, Whooping-Cough, JPBJI Hoaior ners, Bronchitis, Grippe and a ’^* t ““ ’ W *a6lir Consumption. Mothers pn.i. e it. Doctors prescribe it. Quick, sure results, (ht cv.iv Dr. Bull’s ! Price, 25 c—^ I>r. Ball's Piiis cure Constipation. 1 ilty pi.is, 10 ets. Trial box, 5 *T | 'New Letter Carrier Regulations- The following notice which has just been issued from the local postoffice will be found of interest to our city readers: By order of the postmaster general a change has been made in the letter carriers’ schedules at this office, to take effect January 1, 1901. Addi tions to the territory heretofore cover ed by carriers have been made, in which one delivery will be made daily. The delivery heretofore made at 10:30 a. m. has been ordered discontinued. The other deliveries will be made as formerly, except that in some of the outlying districts there will be one de livery only daily. In this connection attention is called to the fact that these changes have been made in the interest of the public, the intention being to serve as many families as possible within the time limit pre scribed by law. Patrons are re minded that it is for thffir own benefit, and it is demanded by the department that carriers shaU not be delayed in the delivery of mail. Someone must be ready to receive it promptly, or a box or other suitable receptacle, easy of access, must be provided, in which small mail may be deposited, as tardiness in answering the calls of carriers cannot be tolerated. Carriers have been instructed accord ingly and will enforce the rule in all instances. A minute’s time wasted at sixty different places means an hour’s time lost, and aside from the delay it occasions, it works injustice to persons who otherwise might be included in the carrier limits. It is hoped and expected that all whose present regulations do not conform to these requirements will see the justice of them and promptly comply with the same, which are requisite for a prompt delivery of their mail. Carriers are not required to receive from the hand unpaid letters, and money to pay the postage on the same. In exceptional cases when the exact amount of postage is tendered this may be done, but they cannot spend the time required to make change, and must not delay the delivery or collection of mail for that purpose. These suggestions are made for the good of the service and an apprecia tive public should meet the depart ment half way in giving them its full support. —Oliver Scott’s Big Minstrels will be the next attraction, December 30, at Concordia Optra house. There is nothing that catches the public as does a first-class minstrel show. There is no baud of musicians that can play the popular airs of the day as can a minstrel band. There is a snappy, catchy movement to the music produced by a minstrel band that distinguishes it from ali others. Then there is the parade. Who is it that does not like to see the minstrel boy go by? The minstrel show at night has a charm for many that no other entertainment, possesses. There is the first part with its rows of marionette figures, seated one above another, the bass drum and bass fiddle capping the pyramid. • Then the deep-voiced interlocutor says •-overture, gentlemen,” and they are off. The rattling of the bones, the sounding of the tambourines, the blending of the voices harmoniously in the opening chorus, here and there a few catchy bars from some opera, then a lively negro air, the dancing and prancing of the end men, and the end of the overture, the funny jokes, the pathetic ballad, the quartette, then the olio, then the sensational specialties, and it’s all over. Who don’t enjoy the minstrels? A real good minstrel show is as vivifying and refreshing as a shower during <e drought. Oliver Scott’s big minstrels will surely reap a harvest when they appear in this city. The success of this company for the past two years has been something phenomenal. The company is a large one, composed of more than forty people, and travel on their own train. Prices, 26, 36, 60 cents. Seats on sale at Gamm’s drag store. 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, f 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. CA.STO3EIIA. Bear* the j* The Kind You Have Always Boughs NO. 14.