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Senior Class Play
“The Merchant of Venice Up-to-Date”
is the title of the Senior Class play
which will be given by members of the
Senior Class, in the Turner opera house,
on the evening of .'riday, June 17.
There are fifteen members in the cast,
and they are being coached by the fac
ulty of the high school. The lines of the
play are full of wit and humor and it
abounds in many ludicrous situations.
It is particularly adapted for high school
students, being a portrayal in part of
high school life.
The members of the cast are enthu
siastic and each one executes his or her
part well. The members are as follows:
Charles King, Milton Heisman, Jack
Ssapleton, Erwin Henning, Henry
Krause, August Schuenke, John Salick,
Max Terwedo, Joseph Moriarity, Esther
Humphrey, Martha Mass, Helen Adsit,
Florence Foley, Della Wilkowski and
Helen Schatz.
in addition to the play, twenty-five
girls are preparing a very pretty drill
which will be put on between acts, and
the Senior Boys quartette will entertain
with songs.
The price of admission will be 25 and
35 cents, the latter being reserved seats.
Tickets may be purchased from any
member of the Senior class, and the 35
cent tickets may be exchanged for re
served seat tickets at the Schempf Drug
Cos. store on Wednesday morning, J une
Curley and Mieland
Avery pretty wedding took place June
12, 1910, at St. Augustine church, Mil
waukee, when Mr. Dan Curley of Du
plaineville and Miss Clara Nieland of
Milwaukee, were united in the bonds of
holy matrimony, the ceremony being
performed by Rev. Fr. Webber, pastor of
the church, in the presence of a large
number of relatives and friends of the |
contracting parties. The bridesmaids
were xVlisses Alie Nieland and Jennie
Koenig and the groomsmen Messrs.
Frank Curley and Leo Nieland. The
bride was beautifully gowned in white
and carried a bouquet of carnations and
sweet peas, and the groom in the con
ventional black. After the ceremony
the bridal party went to the home of the
bride’s parents, 941 Alrich street, where
a wedding feast was served, the house
being beautifully decorated for the occa
sion. The groom is a young man of ex
emplary habits and industrious and the
bride, a very popular young lady. They
have gone on a honeymoon tour and will
be at home to their friends July 1. The
Leader adds its blessing.
He .May Enter the Race
Ex-Mayor Arthur Mulberger is being
urged by prominent democrats in this
congressional district to announce him
self as a candidate for the democratic
nomination as representative before the
primary election. Should he decide to
enter the field, he would receive a large
vote in this county and at the general
election make his republican opponent
hustle in the district. He is a young
man of ability and moral worth, for
whom a republican might vote without
any mental reservation. He has the i
matter under consideration and may yet
decide to enter the race.
Commencement Exercises
The Commencement exercises of the
Northwestern University will take place
Tuesday morniug, June 21, at the Uni
versity, and the Senior class for 1910
will graduate and receive diplomas. It
is always an interesting epoch in the
history of the old school, and a day to be
remembered with pride by those who
depart from the institution after com
pleting the course.
W. D. Sproesser Honored
The governor honored William D.
Sproesser of this city, by appointing him
on a committee to inspect St. John's
Military academy at Delafield, in accord
ance with Chapter 294, laws of 1909.
The other members of the committee
were Secretary of State James A. Frear
and State Senator J. A. Hazelwood.
Application Blanks for Police and
Firemen Ready
Notice is hereby given that the Board
of Police and Fire Commissioners of the
city of Watertown, is ready to receive
applications for the positions on the
police force and on the fire department.
Application blanks are now ready and
may be secured at the office of the secre
tary. The rules and regulations will be
in printed form within a short while.
Dr. A. J. Schlueter, Secretary.
Watertown, Wis., June 11,1910.
Smoke “Latest Out/’ 5c cigar, f*
For An Idle Moment
A fashionable city lady was paying
her first visit to a farm. The farmer’s
boy was feeding a chicken and the lady
asked: “What would you do if that
chicken laid an egg?” “Sell it to a mu
seum,” replied the boy. “That chicken’s
a rooster.”
Michael Dugan, a’journeyman plumb
er, was sent by his employer to the
Hightower mansion to repair a gas leak
in the drawing room. When the butler
admitted him he said to Dugan:
“You are requested to be careful of
the floors. They have just been pol
“They’s no danger iv me slippin’ on
thim, ’ replied Dugan. “I hov spikes in
me shoes.”
“John D. Rockefeller, Jr.,” said a New
York banker, “asked me one Saturday
afternoon a good Biblical text to base an
address on.
“ Tm thinking,’ he said, ‘about that
beautiful verse from the Twenty-third
Psalm—“ The Lord is my Shepherd, I
shall not want.’ ”
“ ‘Beautiful and appropriate,’ I agreed.
‘But, Rockefeller, there is even a better
verse in the same psalm—‘Thou anoiut
est my head with oil; my cup runneth
over.’ ”
An lowa candidate was out in the
country a few days ago, when he came
to a house where a little boy was play
ing, and the candidate inquired of the
little boy where his father was. The
fellow said:
“He’s down in the pasture thar with
the hogs. You’ll know pop. for he’s got
a hat on.”
When Jacob Sclmitzler, of a city in
Ohio, read in the evening paper that he
was dead, and his body was lying at the
morgue, he went at once to the place,
and sure enough found himself laid out
on a slab as dead as anyone could be who
was not living.
The face of the corpse was so much
like his own, that Jacob had to rub his
eyes, thinking something must be wrong
with his vision; but no, the man’s cloth
ing was like his own. Jacob could not
see the eyes, so he said:
“Vat ish de color of his eyes?”
When they raised up the eyelids he
saw they were black. He exclaimed
with a sigh of relief:
“Dot ish better, I know dot ish not
mint body. Dose eyes are black, and
mine are blue. Mine himmel; vot a nar
row escape I have had ! Vot a glose call
dot vas.”
The minister’s class at the Kirk of To
bermory had been reading the story of
Joseph and his brethren, and the minis
ter was asking the boys a few questions
iu review'. Their replies had all been
quick, concise and correct, such as:
“What great crime did these sons of
Jacob commit?”
“They sold their brother Joseph.”
“Quite correct. And for how much did
they sell him?”
“Twenty pieces of silver.”
“And what added to the cruelty and
wickedness of these brothers?” A pause.
‘ What made their treachery even more
detestable and heinous?”
Then a bright little Highlander
stretched out an eager hand.
“Well, my man?”
“Please, sir, they selt him ower cheap.”
Epworth League Elect
At the annual meeting of the Epworth
League held Thursday last, the follow
ing named were elected as officers for
the ensuing year:
President —Miss Abbie Norton.
First Vice President—H. A. Forucrook,
Second Vice President— Elmer John
Third Vice President—Mrs. W. S. Wil
Fourth Vice President—Miss Sara
Secretary—Miss Ida Goetsch.
Treasurer —Mias Jennie Krumsee.
Pianoist—Mrs. M. L. Eversz.
William Bell of Corrord
A report reaches the Leader office to
the effect, that William Bell of the town
of Concord, will seek the republican
nomination for the assembly in this as
sembly district at the approaching pri
mary election. Mr. Bell has been one of
the best members of the county board of
superviso-s for several years. Is pos
sessed of excellent judgment and has
opinions of his own and can express
them. He would make an ideal repre
sentative in the legislature should he be
nominated and elected.
Children Cry
Pioneer Resident Called
Mrs. P. Mullen, a pioneer resident
of the towm of Watertowm and a resi
dent of this city several years, ans
wered the call of death at the family
home, 200 Washington street, Wed
nesday night. Death w'as due to the
infirmities of old age, and in her pass
ing a good woman has gone to her
re-ward. By those w r ho knew her
well she was regarded as a woman of
exceptional character with a charit
able disposition which made her a
kind friend and neighbor and one who
held the respect and esteem of all
who knew her. Although past the al
loted time of life her death will be
none the less a shock to her children
and relatives. Mrs. Mullen was born
in Ireland in 1829 and came to this
country with her parents when a
child. In 1848 she was married and
with her husband settled on a farm
three miles southwest of Watertown
where she resided until five years
ago. Surviving her are eight children:
Sisters Camilla and Gerardis of St.
Frances, Milwaukee; Michael A. Mul
len, Pipestone, Minn.; Mrs. J. A.
Michael, Walhalla, Mich.; Winfred,
Elizabeth and Mathilda, Watertown;
James W. Mullen, town of Watertown.
The funeral will take place Saturday
morning at 9:30 o’clock to St. Bern
ard’s Catholic church. The burial
will be in St. Bernard’s cemetery.
Narrowly Escapes Drowning
Shortly before 7 o’clock Tuesday
evening, Gretchen Karge, 6 years old,
daughter of Mrs. Emilie Karge, who'
resides at 318 Water street, had a
narrow escape from death by drown
ing near the dam. In company with
other children the little one strayed
to the river and while walking slipped
and fell into the water. She was res
cued after being in the water a
short while, by Gerhard Burandt, who
resides in Water street, assisted by
Raymond Rogler.
Several persons were swimming in
the vicinity at the time. When the
girl was taken from the water she
was nearly strangled but was brought
to and removed to her home a short
distance away. Later she developed
a high fever as a result of the acci
dent but was all right this morning.
Her mother stated that she was at
tracted to the scene by cries and saw
her daughter in the water but never
expected that she would be rescued.
This is the second accident of this
character this year. In the former
case two sisters -were rescued just in
the nick of time and these occurrenc
es should serve as a warning to par
ents to caution children against
the habit of going to the river bank
to play.
Commencement Exercises
The thirtyHetghith annual com
mencement at Sacred Heart College
took place in Corby Hall of that in
stitution Tuesday evening before a
large number of citizens and friends
of the institution. The address to the
students was delivered by the Rev.
Qhar|es Mcßride of Oconomowoc.
The following program of exercises
was carried out:
Declamation —“The Dandy Fifth”
Albert Bean
Piano selection —“Le Trot du Cava
lier’’ F. Spindler
John Re
Declamation —“Chlquita”. .Bret Harte
Leslie Kearney
Distribution of Honors, Medals,
Diplomas, etc
Rev. Charles Mcßride
Song—“ America”
Student Body and Audience
The diplomas, medals and honors
were distributed as follows:
Commercial diplomas—John Lynch,
Chicago; Patrick McGuire, Doyles
town, Wis.; Herbert J. Jungmann,
Walter J. Ruesch- Watertown, Wis.
High school diplomas—Fridoliu J.
Ruesch, Watertown, Wis.; John J.
Weiher, Jr., Milwaukee.
Commercial gold medal —Walter
Ruesch, Watertown, Wis.
English essay gold medal—Fridolin
J. Ruesch, Watertown, Wis.
Christian doctrine gold medals —
Walter Ruesch, Watertown, Wis.; Her
bert Kreuziger, Clyman, Wis.; Henry
Bmsenbach, Watertown, Wis.
Typewriting gold medal —Herbert
Jungmann, Watertown, Wis.
Advertised Letters
Following is a list of letters re
maining uncalled for at the Water
town postoffice for the week ending
June 14:
Calhoun, L. B.
Engel, Miss Maymie
Ganung, R. B.
Gauman, W.
Heath cote, Wm.
Helmes, Mrs. Lovine
Jones, Mrs. F. C.
Krueger, C. J. F.
Ratty, Willie
Reason, Walter
Unique Theatre
Wagner, L. H.
Wasson, Mrs. H. J., Farmington
H. T. Eberle, P. M.
New Building Contemplated
The following contemplated im
provements and those under way
have been reported to the trade jour
nals of late:
Architect O. C. Riebe has let the
contract for a frame cottage for
Charles David. Steam heat, oak and
yellow pine finish.
William Schiebel has plumbing
contract in residence for O. C. Riebe;
heating, Kehr Bros.
August Strassburg has the contract
for a brick residence for Albert Ko
loff; O. C. Riebe, architect.
Residence for John Witte. Carpen
ter, Edmund Elsie; mason, M. Krip
ple. Owner lets heating and plumb
ing. L. A. Willenbockel, architect.
Bids received after May 28 on flat
for Otto Oestreich. Steam heating;
S4OOO. O. C. Riebe, architect.
Architect O. C. Riebe has plans for
a residence for George Koenig.
Frame; steam heating. Bids about
June 1; $4500.
Architect L. A. Willenbockel will
close bids July 31 on frame residence
for himself; 26x31; shingle roof, ada
mant, oak and maple floors, hot wa
ter heat; mantel; $4200.
Architect O. C. Riebe closed bids
May 16 for alteration and addition to
school building for the Immanuel
Lutheran congregation. Addition, 16x
16, two stories, plumbing, steam heat,
steel I learns.
Frame residence for William Gor
der, Jr.; mason, Mallow & Kaddatz;
carpenter, H. Willenbockel; heating,
D. & F. Kusel Cos.; $2900. A. C. Huene
feld, architect.
Plans are completed for an addition
to hotel for Robert Woelffer. Two
stories, brick, 24x66.
Bids taken on addition to store for
A. E. Baumann, 22x61. O. C. Riebe,
Bids closed by Gustav Buchheit for
remodeling the Wisconsin hotel. O.
C. Riebe, architect.
Gus Neumann has closed bids for
a two story brick building, 25x25,
H. Davis has plans for anew store
at North Fourth and Jones streets,
Contract has been let for frame
residence for Chanes Kading. L. A.
Willenbockel, architect.
■' %£}
Country weekly Paper Field
for Usefulness
“I know of no better opening for use
fulness than the well conducted country
newspaper in a community that is large
enough to support it,” said B. B. Her
bert, editor of the National Printer-Jour
nalist and pioneer in the advocacy of
college training for newspaper and mag
azine work, in an address before the
students of the journalism course at the
University of Wisconsin.
“The country paper, if made useful,
can be made profitable, and you can get
a world of pleasure out of the work,”
continued the speaker. “And if you are
useful, and in pleasant work, does it
matter whether you are worth |IO,OCO or
$10,000,000? You are really better off
on the country paper, for you are free
from much worry.
“You can make yourself a power, not
alone in the community in which you
live, but in the country at large, for
through your weekly paper you can
reach and influence the country boys
who, statistics show, furnish the major
ity of the senators, railroad managers,
and presidents of the nation.”
Prof. Wright to Leave
Watertown people will be surprised
and sorry to learn that Prof. L. E.
Wright, teacher of drawing in the
Watertown schools, has accepted a
position in the schools in Moline, 111.,
where he will teach drawing and con
struction work in eleven graded
schools and free hand drawing in the
high school. He will have a teach
ing corps of more than 100 under his
supervision. Mr. Wright has been in
structor in the Watertown schools
two years and it seems too bad that
the schools are to lose his services,
which have been of inestimable value
as shown by the w’ork turned out by
the pupils during his term of instruc
tion. The people of Moline can be
thankful that they have secured the
services of such a competent instruc
Capt. Lewis In City
C’apt. William M. Lewis of Racine, a
candidate for the republican guberna
torial nomination is in the city today in
the interest of his candidacy. His head
quarters during his stay is at the Hotel
Commercial, where many of our business
men have cahed on him and found him
a most excellent gentleman, who no
doubt, would make a most excellent gov
ernor, should he reach the goal of his
Children Cry
Circuit Court, Dodge County
The regular June term of the coun
ty court of Dodge county, Judge F.
M. Lawrence presiding, was opened
at Juneau Tuesday. After disposing
of several unfinshed matters lett
over from the last term, the calendar
was called and marked as follows:
issues of Fact for Jury.
Bertha Schwager vs. James La
lone. Passed.
Mary E. Griffin vs. F. J. Venie. Jury
drawn; trial June 24.
Rambler Garage Cos. of Milwaukee
vs. C. M. Davison. Jury drawn; trial
August LG
Mary Ann Manning vs. James
O’Melia. Jury drawn; trial June 30.
Michael Wiser vs. J. F. Webber
and Peter Soronsen. Trial.
Herman Maizow vs. Charles Lad
wig. Venue changed to circuit court
by consent.
Margaret Minehan vs. William Mur
phy and Jerry Murphy. Trial.
A. A. Washburn vs. Laura Record.
Venue changed to Eau Claire county.
Joseph ?. Schaefer vs. John Bailey.
Trial June 29.
Edward Schely and Adolph Schley
vs. James Timmins. Motion to change
venue to Winnebago county.
Hiram J. Cundy vs. Emma Cundy.
Venue charged to circuit court.
Louis Haidel vs. Gustav Braun and
M. Wiser.
Issues of Fact for Court.
Adolph Siegel vs. H. C. Krouse.
Louis Yalr vs. Albert Mueller.
Julia Zoellner vs. Herbert Zoellner,
Trial June 23.
Margaret Ann Schoen vs, American
Bottle Cover Manufacturing Cos. Trial.
Issues o F Law for Court.
August Spars vs. Albert Wolf. Ar
gument at May/ille June 11.
The Sunday Races
The matinee races at the fair
grounds Sunday afternoon attracted
a fair sized audience, and some very
good harness events well repaid the
trouble of attendance. Earl Wilkes,
owned in Rio, won one of the half
mile heats, and Irma Kester, owned
by Charles Mulberger, won the other
one. There was also an exhibition
one sulci race in which tire twowd rulers
traveled. Mayor H. G. Grube was the
starter and C. J. Hahn of Delafield
held the watch. Following are the
Half Mile Heats.
Oakalitta (Cebell) 4 4
Manske (Manske)....., 33
Old Tom (Wing) 2 2
Earl Wilkes (Nohlichek) 1 1
Time, 1:24, 1:26%.
Half Mile Heats.
Charley (Kuenzi) 2
Irma Kester (Mulberger) 1 1
Hazel B (Block) 3 2
Time, 1:12%, 1:16%.
One Mile Heat.
Irma Kester (Mulberger) 2
Earl Wilkes (Nohlichek) 1
The harness events were trot or
pace. In the second race Charley,
owned by Robert Kuenzi, stumbled
after passing the wire, and broke his
leg. A veterinary surgeon set the
break, but whether the animal will
be of any value as a result of the ac
cident is only conjectural.
Into the Shadows
Charles F. Krebs, one of the oldest
justices in the state, died at his home
in Jefferson Wednesday afternoon
aged 82 years. Death was caused by
the infirmities of old age. Mr. Krebs
was one of the earliest settlers in
this community and had served as a
justice of the peace for more than
forty years. One of his sons, Freder
ick, resides in Milwaukee. Another,
Frank, is in the Philippines, and a
third is living in Minneapolis. His
wife died about two years ago. He
formerly resided in Watertown where
he also was justice of the peace and
wffiere he conducted the summer gar
den in West Main street, afterward
known as Heyman’s park.
A Mysterious Blaze
The fire department W'as called out
at 12:30 o’clock Sunday morning to
extinguish a blaze in the Brandt-
Dent factory in First street. The
origin of the fire is a mystery as
there had been no fire in the building
since noon Saturday. It w r as discov
ered by the watchman in the mould
ing room in the basement, and before
it was extinguished damaged the
building to the extent of about S2OO.
There w’as no damage to stock or
contents. The prompt work of the
department was commended by all.
Excellent in Scholarship
Word has just been received by
his parents that Carl H. Bramer has
been awarded a prize of $75 for excel
lence in scholarship during the first
year at the Chicago-Kent college of
law. For the past year Mr. Bramer
has been teaching at Lane Technical
high school in Chicago and studying
law at night.
Smoke “Latest Out/’ 5c cigar.
The Markets.
Eggs—Strictly fresh, 18 cents
Butter —Dairy, 26 to 27 cents:creamerv
31 cents
The following quotations on buttei,
eggs, vegetables and fruit are up-to-date
and furnished the Leader by the best
local authorities.
Potatoes, 10 cents per peck; 40c per
Cabbage—s cents a pound
Onions—7 cents pound
Lemons —Dozen 25 cents to 35 cents
Oranges—Dozen 20 cents to 50 cents
The following quotations are reported
by H. L. Kerr, 300 West Main street:
Eggs—l 6
Live Chickens 9 to 10 cents
Spring chickens 12 to 13% c per pound
Chicago, June 17. —Steady. Cream
ery—Extra, 27 cents; Print 28 cents,
firsts, 25 to 26 cents; seconds, 22 to 23
cents; dairy, 24 cents
Chicago, June 17.—Steady Davies
14% to 15 cents; twins, 14 to 14% cents;
young Americas, 14 to 15 cents
The following quotations cor barley is
reported by H. Werthei ner. Barley Head
quarters, Main Street
Red winter wheat—93c
White winter wheat—93c
Spring No. I—93c
Spring No. 2 91
Spring No. 3—89
Corn —55 cents
Rye—7l cents
Oats —32 cents
Patent Flour—sl.so sack; $.OO bbl.
Straight Flour—ss.oo per bbl; |1,40
per sack
Middlings—Per cwt., $1.20
Rye Feed—ll.oo
Chicago Passenger 5:46 a m
Chicago Passenger 10:68 a in
Janesville Passenger 6:56 p m
Roth 5:45 a m and 10:58 a m trains make close
connections at Jefferson Junction for Madison
31. u all po.lit.* /.eat.
6:66 p m train makes close connections for
east and west at Jefferson Junction.
Lake Superior passenger 8:140 n m
Menominee passenger 2:85 pm
Rockford Passenger orrlves Watertown 9:St
a m. departs l:3o p m
Passenger from Chicago arrives ot 9:45 p m
and goes no further. Paul Kohler Agent.
Pass. No. 2, dally 2:40 a m
* “ “56, dally 3:24 am
t “ ‘‘4. dally 5:11 am
* “ 10, dally 6:30 am
‘‘ “34, daily 7.-03 am
“ 22, except Sunday 9:20 a m
:: daily 4:46 pm
26, except Sunday 2;24 p m
“ “ 40, Sundays only 6:50 p m
“ “ 6, daily 6:20 pm
“ “ 14, except Sunday 7:82 p m
Pass, No. 55, dally 6:11 am
“ “ H, dally 11:43 a
“ 6, daily 1:04 pm
“ “ 23, except Sunday 6:28 p m
* “ “ 16, dally 11:33 pm
“ “ 1, dally .10:16 pm
Train No. 33 arrives from Milwaukee and
departs for Madison at 8:40 a m except Sunday.
Train No. 222 arrives from Madison at 9:20
a. m., except Sunday.
Train No. 7 arrives from Chicago and departs
for Madison at 3:02 p. m., daily except Sunday.
Train No. 23 arrives from Chicago and departs
for Madison at 6:28 p. m., except Sunday.
Train No. 214 arrives from Madison at 7:82
p m dally except Sunday.
Train No. 3g arrives from Milwaukee at 7:45
p m dally.
Sunday Excursion Train arrives from Mil
waukee at 9:80 am, and goes through to Madi
son, returning at 6:02 p. m.
sleeping car passengers only.
♦Stops at Watertown Junction only.
G. W. Webb, Agent.
Malls close at the postofflce as follows:
9:00 am* 12:16 pm* 2:00 pm* 10:60 am
2:00 pm* 9:00 pm 9:00 pm* 5:85 am
5:25 p m*
9:00 p m
Watertown and Madison, 8:15 a m 6:05 p m *
Mall for all Rural Routes close at 7.15 a m
*Except Sundays.
H. T. Eberle, P. M.
fmbalmers-Funeral Directors
Thone 65-x
Residence 100-x
401 Main St., Watertown. Wis.

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