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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 Pail 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 313 Main Street. WATERTOWN Steam Laundry. NO. 2 EViAIN 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 Counselor-at-Law, 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. Edvard F. Wieman, LAW OFFICE, REAL ESTATE and LOANS, Fire, Life and every other kind of Insurance. Collections Promptly Attended to NOTARY PUBLIC. peAiii tics j Commercial Law rbtiAL.its 1. and the Probating of Estates. Cor.Main and Second Streets W. D. Sproesser, President. J. Tkrbkueggen,Vice-President. D. H Kusel, Cashier. Chas. E. Frey, As’t Cashier. MERCHANTS’ BANK WATERTOWN. WIS. Capital Surplus and Undivided Profits $86,000 "DIRECTORS J. Terbrueggea, D. H. Kusel, W. D. Sproesse L. Schempf, J. Habhegger, Carl Man*, F Sehmutzier. W. A. Beurhaus, M. Blutnenf fc *d A & 0. METER, 1! Successor* to Solliday A Meter] DENTISTS. COR- MAIN. AND SECOND STS rfhaBBBBBEBEEaA 83 CURES WhEKt ALL ELSt iAILS. Ea M Best Cough Syrup. Tastes Good. UN W Tri In time. Sold by druggists. -ioV.-i. j^Dai WHtes|y Absolutely Pare Made from most highly refined and healthful ingredients. Assures light, sweet, pure and wholesome food. Housekeepers must exercise care in buying bak ing powders, to avoid alum. Alum powders are sold cheap to catch the unwary, but alum is a poi son, and its use in food seriously injures health. ROYAL BAKING POWDER CO., 100 WILLIAM ST., NEW YORK. V HOLIDAY AMUSEHENTS. The Masons Entertain—Mr. Schempf* Concert—The Church Fair. Nearly 200 Masons and members of their families were gathered in the Masonic temple Thursday evening on the occasion of the annual installation of officers of the Blue lodge and the chapter. The installation ceremonies were followed by a sumptuous supper served by the ladies of the Eastern Star, after which there was dancing, card-playing and other diversions. Those in attendance report a very en joyable evening. Following are the officers installed: Watertown lodge, No. 49, F. and A. M.—John Robinson, W. M.; A. F. Salliday. S. W-; W. H. Woodard, J. W T .; Ferd Sehmutzier, treasurer; Frank M. Eaton, secretary; James Roy, S D.; Emil Creuz, J. D,; George Nellins, Robert Cairns, stewards. W r atertown. chapter, No. 11, R. A. M.—A. E. Calhoun, E. H, P.; George P. Traeumer, king; S. M. Eaton, scribe; Robert Dent, secretary; W. D. Sproesser, treasurer; J. Stahl, R. A. C.; George Hill, P. S.; T. Huber. C. of H.; C. Mackay, M. of Ist V.; J. Chapman, M. of*2d V.; A. F. Solliday, M. of 3d V.; J. Jossi, sentinel. * ♦ * Turner Opera bouse contained a large audience, Friday evening, when was given the holiday concert arranged by Edward L. Schempf. Twenty members of Bach's Symphony orchestra, of Milwaukee, rendered the instrumental portion of the pro gram, with the veteran Christian Bach as the concertmaster. Mr. Bach’s forces enjoy a wide reputation throughout the Northwest as a music al organization of the highest order, and the excellence of their playing on this occasion was therefore just what was expected of them. Mr, Schempf wielded the baton and showed him self a skillful conductor. No doubt the most interesting feature of the evening was the appearance of Miss Lucile Bertram, Watertown’s young contralto, who is pursuing a course of study at the Milwaukee conservatory. She was very coidially received and was recalled several times after each of her numbers, finally re sponding to the demands of her ad mirers with an epcore after the second. Miss Bertram possesses a voice of magnificent quality and shows marked improvement in her method and execution. She no doubt has a brilliant future as a concert artist, which her numerous friends hope she may attain in full measure. It was un f ortunate that her composure should have been somewhat disturbed Fri day night, but this is something difficult tojovercome by a young singer appearing in public the first time and is only to be expected. The con cert as a whole was a pleasing enter tainment and Mr. Schempf is to be WATERTOWN, WIS., WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 2 1901. credited with genuine enterprise for bringing it to a successful conclusion The dancing after the concert was much enjoyed by a large number of young people. * • * St. Bernard’s church fair closed Saturday evening after holding forth at Concordia Opera house for four days. In many ways the fair was a decided success, although it was not a source of such large revenue as have been some of the undertakings of former years. The artistic arrangement of the several booths at which the wares were dispensed was an attractive feat ure of the fair and occasioned the most favorable comment from all. Booth No. 1 conveyed the idea of a parlor and was done in yellow and white; Booth No. 2 stood out prom inently in its cardinal trimmings, Booth No. 3 was dainty in white em bellishments and holly wreaths; the candy booth was constructed in the form of a heart, with pale green and pink colors predominating; and last, but not least, was the booth of the Cecilians, the most effective of all. Its design was that of a great organ, the largest pipes of which ex tended to a height of sixteen feet. The prevailing colors were yellow and red, while sprays of arbor vitae were entwined about the structure. The idea of this booth was conceived by Edward J. Brandt, who supervised its construction. * * ♦ About thirty couples of the younger set enjoyed a hop at Turner Opera house Thursday night, music being furnished by Blaesius 1 orchestra. It was one of the prettiest parties of the season. ♦ * * The Catholic Relief and Beneficiary association gave a pleasant dancing party at K. of P. hall New Year’s eve. Grand Ball. The ninth annual ball of the Water town Farmers’ club will be held at Turner Opera house on the night of Friday, January 11, to which the public is moat cordially invited. Music by Blaesius’ orchestra. The balls heretofore given by this society have been very popular, and the management mean to make this no exception to the rule, hence all who attend can count on having a good time. Tickets 50 cents. A good lunch will be served in the lower hall for 15 cents extra. Blown to Atoms. The old idea that the body some times needs a powerful, drastic, pur gative pill has been exploded; for Dr. King’s New Life Pills, which are per fectly harmless, gently stimulate liver and bowels to expel poisonous matter, cleanse the system and absolutely cure constipation and sick headache Only 25c at Brennecke’s drug store. HRS. n. J.;\VOODARD|DEAD. She Hfeathes Her Last Early Monday Mornlug-Wag 111 Only a Week. At 1:15 o’clock Monday morning’ the spirit of Mrs. Marshall J. Wood ard took its flight to the other world, The end came after only a week of illness and was a great surprise to the acquaintances of the deceased, but few of whom had knowledge of her indis position- It was at first simply a case of confinement with a hard coid, from which no serious results were antici pated; this, however, developed into pneumonia, under the insidious in fluences of which the patient sank rapidly, notwithstanding the attentive offices of medical skill and the tender ministrations of living hands. By Sat urday night her condition had grown critical and it was then realized that it was only a question of time ere the visitation of the Angel of Death. Through the demise of Mrs. Wood ard, Watertown loses one of its most lovable and charitably disposed citizei-s—a person whose departure hence will be most sincerely and gen erally mourned. Possessing the high est attributes of a noble character, and following at all times the dicta tions (fa beautiful, simple and up right iature, she approached to a re marks ble degree the state of ideal woman hood andfstood for all that was good end just. Her affection for her family and friends was strong; her ministrations to the needy were wide spread; her philanthropy was liberal; her every act was elevating. A true estimate of her permits of no w r ords of fulsome praise. Her life work forms the pen-picture of her exalted being. To have known her and to have felt her ennobling influence was but to realize the presence of one as nearly perfect in the eyes of her Creator as is perhaps the lot of any mortal. It may in truth be said that she well ful filled her earthly mission and has now gone to the reward awaiting her above. The subject of this sketch, whose maiden name was Mary Spalding, first saw the light of day at Augusta, Me., March 10, 1833, being therefore in her 68th year. She was married to Mr. Woodard at New London, N. H,, in October, 1855, and the same year the couple came to Wisconsin, locating on a farm in the town of Oak Grove, Dodge county. After a few years’ residence there Mrs. Woodard and he.'H band returned to the East. In 1864 hey again migrated Westward and fou * a place of settlement in this city. I ore The deceased had ever since rt ded. Besic’ her husband, Mrs. Woodard is sur ved by four sons and one daughtc’, as follows: Frank £., cashier of the Bank of Watertown; Dura M , of the Kopp, Woodard com pany, O naha. Neb.; William H., an attorney of this city; Myron C., of the Tow er Lumber company. Tower, Minn., _,nd Mrs. Willis L. Cheney, of Milwaukee. The funeral was held from the family residence, 400 North Washing ton stre t, this afternoon at 2 o’clock, the ser ices being conducted by Rev. William Fritzemeier, pastor of the Congre ational church, of which the deceased was an influential member. The Literment was at Oak Hill cemetery. Married. The 'marriage of August Radke and MI h Anna Braatz occurred last Wednesday evening at the parsonage of St. Mark’s church, Rev. J. H. Brockmana officiating. They r were attended % Herman Braatz, brother of the bnde, and Miss Marie Radke, sister o r the groom. After the cere mony a wedding repast was served at the home of the bride’s parents to the bridal party and the immediate rela tives. ,The groom is an employe of the Globe Milling company. He and bis bride have gone to housekeeping at 318 W ater street. Elbert J. Root was united in marriage on Christmas day to Miss Mildred Bennett at Kingsman, O. The gruom will be remembered as the era'k pitcher of the Watertown basebaL team, season of’99. A Deep Mystery. It is ’ mystery why women endure backache, headache, nervousness, sleeplessness, melancholy, fainting and dizzy spells when thousands have proved that Electric Bitters will quickly cure such troubles. “I suf fered for years with kidney troubles,” writes Mrs. Phebe Cherley, of Peter son, la., ‘and a lame back pained me so I could not dress myself, but Electric Bitters wholly cured me. and, although 73 years old, I now am able to do all my housework.” It over comes constipation, improves appetite, gives perfect health. Only 60c at Brennecke’s drug store. Excursion Rates to Winter Resorts Via the North western line. Excursion tickets are sold daily, with favorable time limits, to numerous points in the East aqd South at reduced rates. For tickets and full im formation, apply to agents Chicago & Northwestern railway QASTOB.ZA. Bears the “What Happened to Jones. ” The Watertown public, at the Con cordia Opera house, Monday, January 7, will witness George H. Broadhurst’s hilarious farce ‘'What Happened to Jones.” This is not Mr. Broadhurst’s first attempt, for in -‘The Wrong Mr. Wright” and “The Speculator” he had two successes, and since the ad vent of “Jones,” “Why Smith Left Home” and the “House that Jack Built,” two more successes, have de veloped from his busy brain. The action of the farce is concentrated, the whole story covering a period of only one evening. In the story of “What Happened to Jc es,” a pro fessor of anatomy, hi r family, hi ward Cissy, a bishop and Jones, to whom it all happens, figure. The bishop and the professor are brothers who have not seen each other for a long time. The bishop has, without having seen her. been corresponding with Alvina for some time, and ultimately has pro posed and been accepted. The fact that ho has not seen his brother in such a long time is used as a subter fuge behind which he conceals the actual object of his visit. Wishing to make himself as presentable as possible, he has ordered anew suit of clothes of the latest clerical style to be sent to his brother’s house. The existing affection between the brothers is not so great that the pro fessor refrains from grumbling when he is compelled to give up his room foi the comfort of his brother, and while in a garrulous mood, Helma. a servant, brings to him a card which she has found on the floor. Richard, a good young man. enters in search of the card, which turns out to be an admission ticket to an alleged scien tific glove contest. Richard, how ever, is too clever foe >he old gentle man and the outcome of their inter view is that the professor decides to accompany him to the fight. That night while the fistic argument is be ing settled, the multitude raises such a rumpus that the police raid the place and the audience scampers. One zealot of the force follows the professor and Richard, who are accompanied by a chance ac quaintance named Jones. Jones, who is a travelling salesman for a bible house, and carries a side line of play ing catds, has been unfortunate, for the officer in grappling with him has j. piece from “i? coat. The pro fessor and Richard enter their home through a window, when they find Jones is with them. The professor decides to let him hide in the house, and Jones finds the bishop’s new clothes, which he dons. The police man, angry at being baffled, announces that the first person he sees with a tell-tale coat w ; Il be arrested. See ing Jones in the; bishop’s clothes, the professor’s family rejoice and each hugs and kisses him, much to the annoyance of the professor, who as a matter of policy must not tell the true circumstances. The rest of the play is evolved from tne fact tha£ Jones knows nothing of many subjects with which the real bishop is thoroughly conversant and which Cissy and the professor’s daughters wish to discuss. To further deepen the complications the bishop himself arrives on the scene and keeps Jones on the alert at all times to prevent the cat from getting out of the bag. Unfortunately for himself, and fort unately for Jones, ho puts on the torn coat, and is promptly placed under arrest as an offender. Of course the wrinkles,are all smoothed away, and everybody is satisfied at the finish. Seats on sale at C. A. Gamm’s drug store. The Zoo, Milwaukee is in the enjoyment oC a first-class animal show, “The Zoo.” It exhibits a very large number of animals, among them many rare and unusual specimens. There , are also some remarkable trained animals, whose performances surpass anything of the kind ever seen before. It will remain for some weeks and no one visiting the city during that time should fail to take it in. Beat Out of an Increase of His Pension. A Mexican war veteran and promi nent editor writes: “Seeing the adver tisement of Chamberlain’s Colic, Chol era and Diarrhoea Remedy, I am re minded that as a soldier in Mexico in ’47-’48,1 contracted Mexican diarrhoea ar and this remedy has kept me from get ting an increase in m} r pension, for on every renewal a dose of it restores me,” It is unequalled as a quick cure for diarrhoea and is pleasant and safe to take. For sale by C. A. Qamm. FOR SALE, The lively establishment of the late William Humphrey, including the real estate, live stock, rolling stock, etc ,is for sale. Apply to executor W. A. Beukhaus Dr. Bull’s Gough Syrup Cures Hacking Coughs, Sore Lungs, Grippe, Pneumonia Jffl'i and Bronchitis in a few days. Why then risk Consumption? Get Dr. Bull’s Cough Syrup. Don’t be imposed upon. Re fine the dealer’s subst rate. It is not as good as Dr. Bull’s* Salvation Oil cures Rheumatism and all Pain. Price, 18 and 25 cento* OPPOSES STUDENT CONTESTS. A. J.’Whitiug on Record as Against Athletics and Donates, At the meeting of citv school super intendents and supervising principals, held in connection with the state teachers’ convention in Milwaukee last week, A. J. Whiting, assistant principal of the Watertown high school, took a decided stand against the custom of holding interscholastic debates and athletic meets, which has grown so popular among high schools in recent years. Mr. Whiting’s ideas were clearly brought out in a paper which he read before the meeting, the same causing a very lively discussion and forming the most spirited snd in teresting feature of the day’s pro gram. The prevailing feeling among the superintendents and principals was apparently strongly opposed to Mr. Whiting’s stand. The speaker started out with the statement that iuterscholastic contests will remain in vogue “until something else comes equally well adapted to satisfy am bitious teachers and restless pupils,” and he regretted that such restless ness was apparently gaining a foot hold. Public sentiment, he said, w r as bo favorable to such contests, that the opponent is apt to call forth criticism;, though in spite of this fact it w juld be his aim to show that they were detri me ital to the cause of education, and were unwise and unprofitable. , In regard to intellectual contests— debates and declamations—Mr. Whit ing maintained that the selection of contestants gave rise to disappoint ments and jealousies; they likewise had the effect of filling the fortunate victors with an undue sense of false pride and conceit; while the contest itself stirs the partisans to a pitch of excitement which he considered far from beneficial. In reference to the scene at the contest Mr. Whiting said “the hideous bawling and senseless yelling of the irrepressible and irresponsible mob make life a burden to the sensitive and the re fined who believe that education should add dignity and grace to the genus homo, instead of making him more like a rampant, roaring, bellow ing beast of the jungle.” The dangers of faculty coaching and a tendency to devote too much time to preparation were touched upon also. The speaker’s objections to the in tellectua’ couiests be likewise applied, to the athletic. He believed in athletic training, he said, but opposed interscholastic contests. The latter, he maintained, “consume time, en ergy, interest and money wholly dis proportionate to their importance; interfere with proper mental and moral training; directly minister to many vices and apparently tend toward a moral decadence similar to that which characterized ancient Rome.” The betting feature wa used as an argument against the game. Mr. Whiting said in conclu sion : “Put before your minds the most violent forms of intersch ole Stic con tests you have witnessed, with the at tendant betting and dissipation, and with the determination evident, some times even expressed, to win or kill. Tell me whether we who condemn the degrading scenes of the cockpit and the brutal spectacle of the prize fight, are ndt countenancing and encouraging something which differs from these only in degree, not in kind?” W'. H. Schultz, of Merrill, and H- A. Simonds, of Oshkosh, who were the members to open the discussion,, took a view quite opposed to that of Mr. Whiting. They held that while there were some objectionable feat ures that grew out of the interseholas tic contests, that the latter on the whole led to beneficial results. The problem, they held, was how to con trol athletic and debating contests, and to bring out their best features, rather than to find means of stamping them out, and in this view the large majority concurred. The football advocates had an enthusiastic cham pion in H. F. Kling, of Evansville, who said that the disappointments and discouragements which Mr. Whiting objected to, were, in his opinion, very desirable and beneficial. “Life is too tame without contests of some sort,’* said Mr. Kling. “Football may be marked with some betting, but so are presidential elections. Would yout abolish the latter for this reason? Contests give pupils a chance to meas ure their own ability, and to broaden their characters. I heartily endorse them.” —Ladies’ shampooing and hair dressing in the latest style. Filtered soft water is used and regulated with a combinatiou faucet from warm to cold, then dried with an improved hot air dryer. Please give us a trial, F. Tercinski. 300 Main street. NO. 15.