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Many Visitors are Expected in the
City on That Day-Special Train
Will Leave Green Bay in the
Morning—Milwaukee Will Send
a Large Deiegction —A Big Time
July 30th, will, no doubt be a great
day for Watertown the occasion being
the annual gathering of the skat players
in the state at their annual tourney. R.
M. Lueck, the corresponding secretary
has sent out 1500 invitations and expects
at least 1200 visitors will come to spend
the day in the most beautiful city in the
state. There will be a special train on
the Northwestern road leaving Green
Bay early in the morning for the accom
modation of those coming from the
north and a large delegation will come
from Milwaukee over the luterurban
line and the Milwaukee road. Elaborate
preparations are being made for the en
tertainment and comfort of those who
come and nothing will be left undone to
to make the event so pleasant that they
will be glad to again accept the hospi
tality of the Watertown skat players and
our citizens generally.
In the West Indies.
Paul A. Schoechert is in receipt of a
paper from Jamaca, sent by Rev. August
Westphal, a former resident of Water
town, who is now pastor of a Congrega-
An enthusiastic meeting of the
Watertown Advancement association
was held in the city hall Thursday
evening. It was an adjourned meet
ing from March 8 at which time a
(CommitV 6 on nominations was
chosen to select members for the
various committees and to report
such nominations at a subsequent
meeting. The committee reported
the following names, which were
Board of directors —Max Kusel,
Eugene Meyer, Fred Keck, H, G.
Grube, Henry Mulberger, Simon Mol
zahn, Ferd, Schmatzler, Fred Hoff
mann, M. L. Eversz.
Committee on by-laws —Otto Hahn,
Charles Frey, A. D. Platz, Charles R.
Blumenfeld, Fred Gamm.
Committee on local industries —L.
W. Parks, W. P. Bingham, Hugo Volk
man, E. C. Wolfram, Robert Dent.
Committee on grievances and arbi
tration —W. F. Voss, E. J. Seifert, E.
F. Wieman, Max Rohr, C. A. Skinner.
Committee on city improvement—
J, G. Conway, F. P, McAdams, H. G.
Davies, Harry Beurhaus, G. E. Bacon.
Your committee begs to recom
mend that the by-laws be so changed
that the committee on mercantile in
terests may be enlarged from five to
ten members and that the nomina
tions for this committee be adopted
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“One of the be& Tories of the plains ever written.”—You
will agree with this verdid of others after reading it
tional church at Spur Tree, Jamaca,
West Judies. Rev. Westphal left this
city a little over twenty years ago to
euter the Moraviau Theological Semi
nary at Bethlehem, Pa., where he stud
ied for the ministry, taking charge of
a congregation in Jamaca and later was
ordained bishop. A year gao, he attend
ed the Moravian Synod in Germany. In
his earlier life, Rev. Westphal worked
for Woodard & Stone in their cracker
factory in the capacity of packer. He af
terward entered the employ of D. & F.
Kusel and learned the tinsmith trade.
His parents resided on North Church
street, where they had a truck garden.
The parents passed away shortly before
Rev. Westphal’s departure from this city.
His many old-time friends are pleased to
hear from him and know that he is
progressing and doing good in his mis
sionary work.
Lightning Does Damage.
The North-Western station at Helen
ville was destroyed by Are last week, the
same having been struck by lightning
during an electrical storm. Freight and
express records and two cars of freight
were consumed. Paul Bros,’ machine
shop was also struck during the storm.
It is estimated that the loss is $15,000.
We Need the Money.
Most of us respond more cheerfully
and promptly to a good naked request
for payment of delinquent newspaper
subscriptions, or any other bill, than to
a sour demand. As yet. the Leader is
good natured, and feels that this, its
public request, will induce many in
debted to it to “come across” P-D-Q.
Smoke “Latest Out.” 5c cigar.
as read:
J. W. Scherapf, Edwin Faber, W. E.
Brandt, William Sproesser, Theo.
Kusel, John Heismann, George W.
Spohn, Emil Sette, Baldwin Raue,
W. M. Chalmers.
Your committee begs further leave
to recommend that the by-laws be
changed to permit the creating of a
committee on entertainment and a
committee on publicity, and the nomi
nations for these committees be
adopted as read:
Committee on entertainment —G. J.
Nichols, Dr. A. Voss, Max Melzer, J.
IE. Denninger, Dr. F. C. Haney.
Committee)! on publicity—Edward
L. Schempf Ralph Eberle, Eli Fischer.
Respectfully submitted,
Rev. M. L. Eversz,
Fred Hoffmann,
W. F. Voss,
C. D. Wiggenhorn,
H. G. Grube,
The first name on each committee
is the chairman and he will be held
responsible for the acts of his com
mittee. It is the aim of the associa
tion to make each committee a work
ing force, and with that end in view
the various chairmen should call
their committee together and get the
ball started for a bigger, better and
more progressive Watertown.
Score Was 6 to 5 in Hard Fought
Contest—Hartig Brewers Lose
to Dousman by Close Margin—
B ttners Drop Two Games—ln
dians Take Scalp of Sauerkrauts.
W. L. Pet
Kosciuskos 10 3 .769
Watertown 9 5 .643
Weinbrenners 8 5 .615
McGreals 7 5 .583
Oconomowoc 4 4 .500
English Woolens 6 7 .462
Burghardts 6 8 .429
Sisson & Sewells 4 9 .308
Speers Bonfields 3 10 .231
Woolen Mills 14, Kosciuskos 6.
Weinbrenners 6, Watertown 5.
McGreals 8, Oconomowoc 5.
Burghardts 17, Speers Bonfields 7.
Watertown went down to defeat again
last Sunday at Washington park, losing
to the Weinbrenners by a score of 6 to 5.
The losing £of the game by the locals
spoiled their chance of a good advance,
as on Sunday the Kosciuskos lost to the
Wolien Mills. The result of the game
here is told in the following;
Weinbrenners, R H P A E
Thomas, ss 1 0 1 4 0
Gehrke, c 1 1 2 3 0
T. Schieffer, p 2 1 0 2 0
J. Schieffer, 3b 1 1 2 6 2
Schwantes, If 0 1 3 0 0
Reichert, lb 1 3 18 0 1
Kopling, 2b 0 1 0 6 1
Krenke, rf 0 0 1 1 0
Seitz, rf 0 0 0 0 0
Walker, of 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 6 8 27 22 4
Watertown. R H P A E
Powers, If 0 0 3 0 0
Reudig, 3b 1 0 1 4 2
Kronitz, lb 1 1 10 0 0
Bahr, c 1 1 6 2 1
Schumann, 2b 0 2 1 2 0
G, Richards, ss 0 0 2 2 1
Beisner, rf 0 1 0 0 0
Hahn, cf 1 2 1 1 0
Heimerl, p 1 1 0 2 0
Totals 5 8 24 13 4
Weinbrenners.. 00501000 *—6
Watertown 00300002 o—so—s
Two base hits—Reichert, Heimerl.
Horae run—T. Schieffer. Hit by ball
—Kopling. Struck out—By Heimerl
7, by Schieffer 2. Double plays—
Kopling to Thomas to Reichert, Seitz
to P iohert Left on bases—Water
town 4, Weinbrenners 6. Umpire—
Laabs. Time—l.3s.
But for what might possibly have
been a single, but owing to a lost
ball developed into a home run when
Jumbo Keel swatted the ball, the
game between the Indians and the
Sauqrkraut team might have been
tied in the ninth, as it was the In
dians won 7 to 6. Zarwell was on
the mound for the Sauerkraut team
while Schlueter did the twirling for
the Indians. It was a hard fought
battle on Perry’s Point and the pale
faces claim they had a shade the bet
ter of the play but the savages had
a shade the better of the indicator.
A crowd of 300 fans rooted for the
opposing sides and the whole coun
tryside was present to watch the
struggle. Russel, who was on the re
ceiving end for the Sauerkrauts, did
remarkably well, as did also Beer
baum in a like position. It was a
pitcher’s battle most of the way with
good support, as the close score in
Sauerkrauts — Runs
Beckmann, lb.. 00001000 o—l0 —1
Schliewe, 1f... 00001000 o—l0 —1
Zoelle, 3b 00000000 o—o0 —0
Glaser, rf 00000000 o—o0 —0
Rutz, 2b 0 0010000 o—l
Russel, c 00010000 o—l0 —1
Zarwell, p 00100000 o—l0 —1
Spear, cf 0000 0000 o—o0 —0
Witt, ss 00001000 o—l
Total 6
Indians— Runs
Kohls, 2b..,.. 10000000 o—l0 —1
Beerbaum, c... 10000000 I—21 —2
Keel, 3h 10100 000 o—2
Marquardt, If.. 00000000 o—o0 —0
Beerbaum, ss.. 10000000 o—l0 —1
Schlueter, p... 00000100 o—l0 —1
Norton, 1b..... 00000000 o—o0 —0
Reichert, rf.... 00000000 o—o0 —0
Perry, cf 0000Q000 o—o0 —0
Total 7
The Hartig Brewers met defeat
Sunday at Dousman 9 to 8. The bat
teries were Koenig and Schultz and
Young and Minor. Features of the
game wa the work of Koenig on the
mound, he striking out 14 men, while
Young struck out 6. Hartig and
Fendt pounded out two baggers.
The Bittners received a double dub
bing on Saturday and Sunday. On Sat
urday, the Lake Mills team trimmed
them to the tune of Bto 7. They were
in hopes of turning the trick at Fort
Atkinson on Sunday, but received a far
greater defeat, the score being 15 to 4.
Into the Shadows.
Miss Jennie McDermott, a former
resident of Watertown and daughter
of the late Michael McDermott, died
at the home of her sister, Mrs. John
Crowley, 208 street, Mil
waukee. The remains were brought
to Watertown for burial on Monday
j morning at 8:40 over the Milwaukee
r oad and services held in St. Bernard's
church. The burial was in Oak Hill
cemetery. Deceased had many friends in
Watertown who will be sorry to
learn of her death. The family at
one time resided in the country near
Watertown, and later in North Wash
ington street. She was about 52
years old.
Mrs. Louisa Benning, mother-in-law
of Mr. Julius Ziebell of this city,
died at Nashua, lowa Friday. She
was a former resident of Watertown,
leaving here seven years ago. She
died at the home of her son, Mr. Fred
Stuelke. She was a native of Ger
many, where she was born February
2, 1821, and came to Watertown in
1855. She is survived by four chil
dren, Fred Stuelke, Nashua, Iowa;
Mrs. Gustav Hahn, Madison, Wis.;
Mrs. Deneen, Detroit, Mich.; William
Stuelke, Oshkosh. The funeral will
take place Monday afternoon at 2
o’clock ’from the home of Julius Zie
bell, 812 Cole street, to the German
Baptist church. The burial was in Oak
Hill cemetery, the body having been
brought here for burial last Saturday
Among those from out of town who
attended the funeral of Dr. Gerhard
C. Brennecke, which took place Fri
day, were Rev. Robert Brennecke,
Emaus, Pa.; Dr. and Mrs. Peter, Dan
iel Throne, Chicago; Mrs. William
Prignitz and daughter Meta, Rev. and
Mrs. O. 18. Reidenbach, Lake Mills;
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Brennecke,
Mrs. Ernst Friedemann, Mr. and Mrs.
Charles Schiffler, Ernst Wupper, Mil
waukee; Rev. and Mrs. William
Krebs, London; Rev. Albert Haupert,
Green Bay; also a large number of
friends from Lake Mills and other
neighboring Moravian congregations.
Local Probate Court
By virtue of a law passed by the
legislature, a terra of the county
court of Dodge county will be held
once a month in Watertown. The
county judge, C. W. Lamoreaux, will
hold a term of the probate court in
the Fifth ward hall on the first Mon
day in each month. This will mean
a great saving of time and money to
those living near Watertown who
have probate business to attend to.
It was a long time in coming but bet
ter late than never.
Now that we ha, a it, the city coun
cil should take steps to have the
Fifth ward hall cleaned up and a
few pieces of furniture placed there
in for the accommodation of the
judge, attorneys and their clients.
Solves a Deep Mystery.
“I want to thank you from the bottom
of my heart,” wrote C. B. Rader of Lewis
burg, W. Va., “for the wonderful double
benefit I got from Electric Bitters, in
curing me both of a severe case of stom
ach trouble and of rheumatism, from
which I had been an almost helpless
sufferer for ten years. It suited my
case as though made just for me.” For
dyspepsia, indigestion, jaundice and to
rid the system of kidney poisons that
cause rheumatism. Electric Bitters has
no equal, Try them. Every bottle is
guaranteed to satisfy. Only 50c at
Gamm Corner Drug Cos.
Remains Laid at Rest.
The funeral of the late Henry C.
Enos took place Friday morning. The
pallbearers were John Throne, G. W.
Webb, Charles A. Skinner, H. J. Don
ner, Dr. F. A. Barber, W. H. Wood
ard. The following persons from out
of town were in attendance: Miss
Amelia R. Enos, Col. H. M. Enos, J.
R. Buchanan, Mr. and Mrs. W. P.
Dunlap, Mr. and Mrs. Scott, Wauke
sha; Mrs. F. A. Nielson, Mr. and
Mrs. E. J. Means, Oshkosh; Mrs.
George Hope, Mrs. Jacobi, Fond du
Lac; J. T. Moak, Fort Atkinson.
Saves Two Lives.
“Neither my sister nor myself might
be living today, if it had not been for
Dr. King’s New Discovery” writes A. D.
McDonald of Fayetteville, N. R. F. D.
No. 8, “for we both had frightful coughs
that no other remedy could help. We
were told my sister had consumption.
She was very sick and had night sweats
but your wonderful medicine completely
cured us both. It’s the best I ever used
or heard of.” For sore lungs, coughs,
colds, hemorrhage, lagrippe, asthma, hay
fever, croup, whooping cough,—all bron
chial troubles,—it’s supreme. Trial bot
tle free. 50c and SI.OO. Guaranteed by
Gamm Corner Drug Cos.
Agents Wanted
A young man or woman who can de
vote all or part of his or her time driv
ing through the country and takiug ord
ers for an article of value to every farm
er. No investment required. Position per
manent with an assured good income.
Applicants will please give the names of
three responsible business men for refer
ences as to ability and character and at
the same time state whether you can de
vote all or part of your time to the work
and what territory you can cover. P. 0
box 907, Des Moines, lowa.
Send your job work to the Leader. The
best of service and execution and prices
will be found reasonable.
Demise Closes Career of one of
Watertown’s Most Prominent
Business Men— Death Causes a
Shock to Countless Friends—
Funeral Held Yesterday.
Mr. August Tanck, Sr., one of the
most widely known land conveyanc
ers and real estate men in Wiscon
sin, died in his late residence, 118
North Third street, Monday evening,
following a brief sickness. The in
firmities of advancing years was the
cause of death and he had been ail
ing for the past few weeks, but was
able to attend to business matters a
portion of the time. His death was
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not unexpected as his condition had
been critical the past few days.
Mr. Tanck first saw the light of
day in Cismar, Holstein Germany, on
April 22, 1832, and was educated in
the public schools of his native place.
His early life was spent as a clerk
in the custom house in Holstein,
where he remained until he reached
his majority. In 1852 he emigrated
to the United States, landing in New
York, where he acquired the cigar
makers trade. He came to Water
town at the close of his apprentice
ship in 1854 and was engaged at his
trade by the late Ernest Grossraann
for three years when he engaged in
business for himself in the grocery
line v/hich he continued for two years.
In 1863 he entered into partnership
with Mr. F. Miller for the manufac
ture of cigars, the firm name being
Miller & Tanck, and in 1865 went in
to the cigar making business on his
own account, and in 1867 formed a
partnership with Ernest Grossraann
for the manufacture of cigars under
the firm name of Grossraann & Tanck
which partnership is well remember
ed by the older citizens of Water
Mr. Tanck later engaged in the
real estate business and to which he
added probate business which he
continued until his death. He was
an early day notary public and
probably one of the most widely
known men in these callings in the
state and to him was entrusted many
responsibilities connected with the
settlement of estates, and that he
ever proved faithful to the trust re
posed in him is a heritage that he
leaves his children, an honest, con
scientious man in whom the public
had the most implicit confidence. His
business pursuits brought him in con
tact with many people and his name
was a household word in thousands
of homes in Dodge and Jefferson
His fellow citizens, appreciating
his worth and ability, had frequently
called upon him to serve in positions
of public trust. He was elected city
marshal in 1858 and served in that
capacity two years. He served one
term, beginning in 1860, as deputy
sheriff of Jefferson county. He
served two terms as city assessor
and two years as justice of the
peace, and two terms as alderman of
the Fifth ward, 1866-67. In 1873 he
was elected city treasurer to fill a
vacancy and was re-elected in 1875
and 76. He also served one term as
treasurer of Jefferson county, being
elected in 1887. He served also as
inspector fc>f illuminating oils. For
a long period he had been promi
nently identified with the political
interests of Jefferson county. Every
trust reposed in him was faithfully
fulfilled, and his fidelity to duty in
public office has won him high com
mendation. He was a man in whom
the utmost confidence was reposed.
A democrat in politics, he was of the
loyal kind and always found battling
for its principles. The news of his
death will be learned with sorrow by
the whole community as well as the
many people with whom he dealt in
an official and business capacity.
His was a busy life, well spent, a
kind husband and father, who prac
ticed as well as preached the golden
Mr. Tanck is survived by his widow
and seven children, by previous mar
riages. August Tanck, Jr., Water
town; William Tanck, Lowell; Mrs.
Elizabeth Jaeger, Beloit; Mrs Wil
lard Davies, Milwaukee; Fred G.
Tanck. Los Angeles, Cal., Emil Tanck,
Watertown; Alex Tanck, Nelson, B, C.
The funeral took place from his late
residence on North Third street Thurs
day afternoon. Services were held at
the home at 1:30 o’clock. The burial
was in Oak Hill cemetery, many of the
relatives and friends of the deceased fol
lowing the remains to their last rest
ing place.
V\ illiarn Weber of Ocom mownc, is in
the city today on business.
He is Way Off.
The editor of a Missouri paper refuses
to publish obituary notices of people,
who, while living, failed to subscribe
for his paper. Ho states that “people
who do not take their home paper are
dead anyway, and their mere passing
away is of no news value.”
The Leader had much rather publish
the obituary notices of those who are
not on its subscription list. It sincere
ly desires that its subscribers should
Afraid to Go In.
“Don’t you act toward your wife as
you did before you married her?” “Ex
actly; I remember just how I used to
act when I first fell in love with her. 1
used to hang over the fence in front ef
her house and gaze at her shadow on the
curtain, afraid to go in. And I act just
the same way now when I get home late.
Orange Blossoms.
At the home of Mr, and Mrs. Hugo
Koenig, 312 North Fourth street,
■Saturday evening at 9 o’clock oc
curred the marriage of Mr, William
Wolf and Mrs. Anna Boehm.. The
Rev. Julius Klingmann performed the
ceremony. Mr. R. S. Keel and Mrs.
Hugo Koenig attended the couple. Mr.
and Mrs. Wolf will reside in this city.
Mr. Ralph R. Hildemann, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Frank C. Hildemann,
and Miss Phyllis Haberkorn of Mil
waukee, were united in wedlock in
Milwaukee Saturday. The couple
were attended by Air. Michael Haber
korn as best man man and Miss
Grace May Hildemann as bridesmaid.
After a brief wedding tour they will
take up their residence at 205 Fred
rick street, this city. Watertown
friends extend congratulations.
Lecture and Pictures.
The Wisconsin Anti-Tuberculosis
Association is giving out of doors
moving pictures and a lecture to
illustrate the ravages of the dread
disease consumption, and will exhibit
in Watertown on Tuesday, August 1.
The exhibit will he free and enter
taining as well as instructive. The
place where the exhibits will be made
will be published later.
Comitted Suicide,
Henry Raabe, a former resident of
Watertown, whose family resides at
1236 Nineteenth street, Milwaukee,
committed suicide there last evening
by drinking carbolic acid. He leaves
a widow' and three children. Mr.
Raabe was at one time engaged in
the stone cutting business in Water
town, leaving here about fifteen
years ago. He was a model cutter
at the time of his death and was 39
years old.
Beginning Shortly After Marriage
in 1896—He Recently Was Par
doned—Convicted of Shooting k a
Watertown Bank Clerk Who Was
Escorting Complainant Home.
Alleging excessive cruelty and fre
quent attempts upon her life, Mrs.
Lillian Schissler, through her attorney,
Frank Mackut, Jr., on Thursday tiled
suit for divorce from Al. Schissler.
On May, 9(1902, Schissler was sentenced
to the state poutitentiary for the murder
of Will Reul, a Watertown bank clerk,
who was killed in November, 1902, while
escorting Mrs. Schissler home from a
theatre in a cab. He was rectntly
According to the complaint Schissler
began a course of abusive treatment,
shortly after their marriage in Brook
liehl, Wis., on April 14, 1894. In January,
1896, she says, lie threatened her life and
attacked her with a knife, forcing her to
flee from the hotel in which they were
living. In April, 1896, she alleges, he
again attempted her life by shooting and
again in December, 1898, when she
saved herself by hiding for hours among
some rubbish in a store room of the
Another'attempt'which who declares
came near being successful, is alleged to
have been made in November, 11KM), at
their home, 1921 Cedar street, when he
came upon her while she was sleeping
and after dragging her from the bed and
beating her attempted to force the con
tents of a bottle down her throat but
was prevented by a servant who over
heard the struggle.
They have one child, Gladys, born on
July 9, 1895, who is at present in the
custody of her mother in Chicago. Mrs.
Sehissler asks that the court grant her
the custody of the child and costs of the
action although she makes no claim for
A hearing on the subject of temporary
alimony, attorney fees and other costs
will be held before Judge Kschweeler on
Saturday.—Miwaukee Sentinel.
Fire at Commercial.
At an early hour this morning, fire
threatened to do considerable damage to
the New Commercial Hotel, but luckily
was confined to the kitchen, in which
the tloor was quite badly burned and
considerable damage done by smoke and
water. During the evening, up to about
ten o’clock, employes had been ironing
and the fire evidently started from the
over heated range, which had been in
use. The fire was discovered about one
o’clock and an alarm turned in to which
the fire laddies responded promptly.
Leave for Madison.
Mrs. W. P. Roseman and little daugh
ter Mary left here Wednesday for Reeds
burg, her former home, where they will
visit relatives for a few days and then
join Prof, Roseman at La Crosse, where
they will make their home and where he
will do extension work in connection
with the State University. It is the uni
versal regret of all interested in our
city schools that wo are to lose Prof.
Roseman and family.
W. F. Gruetzmacher has purchased
the residence property at the corner of
Dodge and Ninth streets, the former ow
ner being William Bittner, It is a ten
room house and the lot is 100 feet fron
tage by 150 feet in depth.
Bank Money Orders
On Amounts
Not Over $ 5.00.... 5c
“ 25.00.... 10c
“ 100.00....15c
“ 150.00... 20c
“ 250.00.... 25c
Larger amounts at 10c per SIOO
The rates are from sc to 15c
cheaper than POSTOFFICE or
Express Money Orders on amoun
over S2O.
The Hank guarantees the safe
delivery of all money.
All paid drafts or money orders
are returned to the bank where they
can be examined by the sender at
any time.

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