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(Successor to the Watertown Republican)
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Intered as Second-Class Matter, May 4th, 1905, in the Postoffice at Watertown, Wisconsin, under
the Aot of Congress. Adopted March 3rd, 1879
Watertown, Wisconsin, Jefferson County, Friday, September 8, 1911
If the same disaffection exists in
the Republican party all over the
country as it does in this state,
there is no doubt in the minds of
those who are watching events and
keeping posted as to the prevailing
political sentiment, the democrats
will sweep the country from the
Atlantic to the Pacific coasts and
from the Canadian line to the Gulf
of Mexico. Hundreds of thousands
of republicans have become thor
oughly disgusted with the factional
fight in their party. There is no
unity of sentiment, and the condi
tions existing have destroyed party
loyalty, for there is nothing left to
command loyalty. The writer was
a visitor recently in Rock county,
which has, from the organization of
the republican party, been rock
ribbed in its fidelity to its princi
ples and traditions. In conversa
tion with many who had been iden
tified with that party, some promi
nently, he found that dissatisfac
tion existed generally, and many
did not hesitate to say frankly, that
it was their opinion a change was
absolutely necessary for the salva
tion of the country which is being
rushed on to ruin by men who, in
spired by selfishness, were using
the party name to further their
own interest, regardless of the
welfa r x of the people.
The editor of the Leader is a
middle of the road republican,
neither a socialistic progressive
nor a reactionary conservative. The
people and corporations have rights
and neither should be robbed by
confiscatory laws, whether it be by
tariff or taxation to keep an army
of useless office holders in lucra
tive positions. In this state a large
sum could be saved annually by
dispensing with the services of at
least a half of the commissions,
boards and subordinates in every
department of the state govern
ment. Taxes would thereby be re
duced and the people given an ad
ministration free from the annoy
ances which are exceedingly pro
voking. There has been too much
demagoguary, and a majority of
the voters have listened to the so
called reforms and been most out
rageously deceived. It is time that
there was a change, state expendi
tures reduced and taxes scaled
down at least a half —a hiking back
to the days before we had reform.
A Milwaukee judge has sued
Mayor Seidel of that city, for slan
der demanding $50,000 damages.
He must have an exalted opinion of
himself and of the financial ability
the maj'or to pay that sum in case
judgment should be rendered
against him. The judge is too sen
sitive and should not have noticed
the mouthings of the mayor, for
with certain politicians, it is the
practice to abuse and denounce
men who do not fall down and wor
ship them.
A large number of the readers of
that excellent journal, the Milwau
kee Journal, are puzzled to under
stand why it supports La Follette
and opposes the Social Democrats,
as both stand practically for the
same vagaries. If one is right, then
both are right, for both seek the
same results and the Social Demo
crats must be credited with being
honest in their demands.
Col. Roosevelt says, that should
he be a presidential candidate in
1912, “it would be a calamity.”
He is sensible occasionally, and
certainly had a lucid moment when
he made the statement, for the out
look for him or any other Repub
lican in 1912 is not very 7 roseate,
for the party has been all shot to
pieces by men masquerading as
Republicans. —Watertown Leader.
Ind. Rep.
Are you speaking from experi
ence or observation?—Milwaukee
There is some talk in Milwaukee
of Henry C. Campbell of the Jour
nal of that city, as a non-partisan
candidate for mayor next spring.
Should Mr. Campbell be honored
by an election to the mayoralty of
his city, the writer will be on hand
to help him celebrate the event.
A house divided against itself
cannot stand, but an oil trust di
vided will still pay heavy dividends.
Chicago’s postal bank leads all
others in the amount of its depos
its. Well, money is not sale in
Chicago, so you see why.
Many Congressmen are getting
their index fingers ready to point
with pride to their records in the
extra session.
That the governors of twenty
three states favor uniform divorce
may result in putting divorce in a
straight jacket.
Dr. Wiley seems to be highly
appreciated for the enemies he has
Woodrow Wilson says he is two
kinds of Democrats. Some other
Democrats have him beaten in that
respect two or three score.
To defeat reciprocity, the Cana
dian Conservatives will have to
gain 26 of the 133 seats held by the
Liberals in the next Parliament.
Judge Taft has the courage to
hand down a dissenting opinion
whenever he feels that way about
It begins to look as if the presi
dent would have to plow up the
Agricultural Department, harrow
it thoroughly, and adopt anew
system for cultivation.
“At a meeting of women held in
an Ohio town the other day, the
question was propounded, ‘What is
a highball?’ ” From what we have
heard, sistern it is a pleasant con
coction for promoting a high old
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 taking or
ders for an article of value to every
farmer. No investment required. Posi
tion permanent with an assured good
income. Applicants will please give the
names of three responsible business men
for references as to ability and character
and at the same time state whether you
can devote all or part of your time to
the work and what territory you cau
cover. P. 0. box 907, Dos Moines, lowa.
Save the Girls from Kuin.
The common council should at an
early date, pass an ordinance making
it the duty of the police to order all
young girls found loitering on the
streets and hanging around stall saloons
after ten o’clock p, m., and if they per
sist, to arrest them as common street
walkers. The arrest of a few might
have a beneficial effect and possibly
save many from ruin. During the past
year, if reports arete be credited,-quite
a number of girls, some of very tender
age, have gone the downward path
which terminates in disgrace, and if the
parents will not take sufficient interest
in their daughters to protect them, it is
the duty of the city authorities to do so
and it cannot be done too quickly.
Council Getting Busy.
At the regular meeting of the common
council 1 uesday evening, the resolution
granting a license for a saloon at the
northwest corner of West Main and
North Washington streets was recon
sidered and referred back to the license
committee; and an ordinance introduced
to close the saloons in the city at 11
o’clock p. m. and keep them closed until
5 o’clock a. m. The better class of sa
loon keepers are in favor of closing their
saloons at the hour named and many
would be glad to close their places of
business Sunday forenoons, so that they
could attend divine services with their
families, but do not wish to do so unless
all saloons are closed, both front door
aud back, during the hours of church
services aud also obeying the stale laws
and municipal regulations relative to
the liquor business. As the writer lias
maintained, it is the disreputable saloon
keepers who have brought odium upon
the business, the classes who violate the
j moral, civil and divine law in their anx-
I iety to get money and the saloon keep
ers’ association in this city could raise
the standard of their business by driv ng
out of the business the class of men who
bring it into disrepute.
A Now Corporation,
A corporation to be known as the Jae
ger-Mayer company has been organized
in Watertown with a capital of |15,000,
the incorporators being F. C. Jaeger,
Elizabeth €. Jaeger and A. F. Mayer, all
citizens of this city. The company will
manufacture store, bank and church fix
tures and furniture.
Won Two Games.
The Watertown baseball team lias
pulled it together and won two
games, defeating the Koskiuskos of Mil
waukee Sunday by a score of 5 to 2 and
the OeoDonmwue team Monday by a
score of 7 to 4 w hich places the team
within one of the head of the league.
George Richards, the twirler, is doing
mighty good work, and the team is giv
ing him excellent support, and their
friends hope that the boys will continue
to play good ball and remain the champ
ions of the league.
September loth to October 15th, in
clusive. Colonist one way second class
tickets will be sold to principal points
in California, Oregon, Washington and
British Columbia, via Chicago, Union
Pacific and North-Western Line. Tick
ets available on daily and personally
conducted tours in Pullman Tourist
Sleeping Cars. For full information
write S. A. Hutchinson, Manager Tours
Department, 148 S. Clark St., Chicago,
111., or address nearest Ticket Agent,
Chicago and North Western Ry.—2t
Alarriage Licenses
Albert Graf, Mayvllle, Alzona
Gotchy, Williamstown.
H. J. Diehl, Peshtigo, Caroline H.
Haase, Randolph.
Paul Piper, Hustisford, Lena Groth,
Anton Klinger, Lowell, Helen
Kreuziger, Clyman.
A. J. Huber, Beaver Dam, Mary
Frank, Loweli.
W. H. Fiedler, Milwaukee, Minnie
Arndt, Horicon.
Bernhard Brendemuehl, Hustisford,
Dina Pieper, Lebanon.
William Hafemeister, Ixcnia, Ella
Stark, Clyman.
Advertised Letters
Following is a list of letters re
maining uncalled for at the Water
town postoffice for the week ending
September 5:
Baker, Mrs. Chas.
Branan, Chas.
Heineman, Nathan
Horne, Ed.
Kruljach, Anton
Rademacher, G. F.
Randall, Froma
H. T. Eberle, P. M.
Free for the asking—a copy of a hand
somely illustrated folder descriptive of
the new Passenger Terminal, Chicago, of
the Chicago & North Western Ry. It
will prove interesting to you and give
you a splendid idea of the facilities at
your disposal when you make your next
trip to Chicago. It is one of the most
modern and complete railway Passenger
Terminals in the world. * Apply to
Agents, The North Western Line, or Ad
dress A. C. Johnson, Passenger Traffic
Manager, C. & N. W. Ry., Chicago, 111,—2t
Good Woman Called.
Mrs. Barbara Anna Koser, mother of
Frank, Bernhard and Anton Koser of this
city, passed away Sunday evening at
the home of her daughter, Mrs. Joseph
Rueth, in the town of Jefferson, aged 73
years. The funeral was held Wednes
day forenoon at 9:30 o’clock from the
home to St. Lawrence church, of which
she was a faithful member, the pastor,
Rev. Herrige, celebrating the mass for
the dead.
Daily, Sept. 12th to 16th; return limit
Sept. 18th. Grand demonstration of the
Agricultural, Live Stock, Industrial and
Educational interests of the state. Apply
to ticket agents The North-Western
For Sale.
Lake Front Lots on Silver Lake. 1
have just platted the beautiful lake
front of the Stone estate into 23 fifty
foot lots with a depth of from 200 to 450
feet. Lots are heavily wooded. East
shore. Sandy bathing beach. Ten
minutes walk from Silver Lake Station
on T. M, E. R. &L. Ry. For prices ad
dress W. S. McDowell, Real Estate, Ocon
omowoc, Wis. 50tf
Sunday School Workers,
Friday evening, Sept. Bth, at 7:30
o’clock, the City Sunday School Associa
tion will hold a Social Rally at the
Moravian church in the parlors of the
church. After the business and annual
election of officers, Miss Mamie Weiss
will give her report of the International
S. S. convention held in San Francisco
in June. Everybody welcome.
.Marriage Licenses.
Henry C. Martens, Milwaukee,
Bella Eliza Rohr, Watertown.
Lewis Austin, Elba, Ruth Tester,
Charles O. Schicker, Luella B.
Kiesling, Jefferson.
Repair Church Organ.
The organ in St. Bernard’s Catho
lic church is undergoing repairs and
needed cleaning. The work is being
done by a Milwaukee organ company.
In consequence of this there will be
no high mass at St. Bernard’s until
the first Sunday in October.
Another improvement at St. Bern
ards is anew fence constructed on
the Montgomery side of the property
to enclose the school yard. This
fence is being built of concrete
The flag pole on the new federal
building was raised into place today.
Strange to say, it is made of wood
and is surmounted by a huge golden
I uol ball of the same material.
Our Banks All Right.
Attention is called to the splendid
financial condition of the banks in ibis
city, the reports being published in this
i-sue of the Leader. No city of the size
of Watertown in the state can make a
better showing, and our citizens should
be proud of our local monetary institu
The Leaven is Working.
To the Editor of'the Leader:
Alderman Humphrey deserves the
tha.iks of all decent citizens for in.
traducing “an ordinance regulating sa
loons in the city of Watertown.” It is
to be regretted, however, that in the
proceedings of the common council as
published in the Daily Times, the full
text of the oidinance was not given, es
pecially since this ordinance is of such
vital interest to every home in the city.
Nor did the public learn how, on the
motion of Alderman Kehr, ho, natural
ly, represents the liquor in ests in the
council, the ordinance was rst tabled
by a vote of 8 to 5. Why w ren’t the
names of those who tried to sq “Ich the
ordinance published? It w only
through the insistence of Alderman
Humphrey that the ordinance was fi
nally taken off the table anil read a first
and second time and referred to the
committees on license and judiciary.
Would the Leader, since the other two
papers don’t seem to have the courage to
sav a word, publish Alderman Humph
rey’s ordinance in full, and also the
names of the city fathers who tried to
have it thrown in the waste basket.?
R. D.
The ordinance, which is quite Ion?,
will be published next week.
The vote to lay the ordinance on the
table was as follows;
Aye—Aldermen Feisst, Hahn, Kalina,
Klemann, Nieuow, Russell, Scheblak,
Nay—Aldermen Humphrey, Kolm, Ry
an, Tetzlaflf, Werner.
The vote to take the ordinance fro
the table and put the same on its pas
sage was as follows:
Aye—Aldermen Feisst, Hahn, Humph
rey, Kalina, Klemann, Kolm, Nieuow,
Russell, Ryan, Tetzlaff.
Nay—Aldermen Kehr, Scheblak.
Absent—Aldermen Lutovsky, Werner.
Ed. Dettmann returned to Milwaukee
Saturday after a week’s visit with his
Chauncey Reno of Fort Atkinson, and
Merrill Schneider of Milwaukee, spent a
few days with their grandmother, Mrs.
K. Schneider.
Mrs. August Sander and children
have returned home after a long visit
with her mother at Columbus.
Rev. and Mrs. Wm. Krebs of London,
visited with the latter’s parents one day
last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Wegner returned
home Sunday after a few days’ visit with
friends and relatives in Milwaukee.
A great number from here attended
the County Fair at Jefferson this week.
School opens Monday, Sept. 11, with
the following as teachers:
Upper—George Prinsen, Fond du Lac.
Intermediate—Eugenia Veldman, Lake
Primary—Theresa Rogan, Oconomo
Herman Bramer of Watertown, and
C. Neubecker of Waukesha, called on
friends here Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Keller of Milwaukee, are
visiting William Karberg and family.
Hazel Schroeder ami Florence Humph
rey were Watertown visitors Wednesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Schneider of Mil
waukee, spent Sunday and Monday at
the home of H. Humphrey.
Otto Schroeder and family spent Sun
day eveming with C. Henning.
Mr, Blumenstein of Sullivan, called
on friends here Tuesday evening.
Florence and Laura Humphrey enter
tained Mary and Lois Vergenz Saturday
and Sunday.
Wm. Karberg and family spent Sun
day with relatives at Aliceton.
Mrs. Holly and children of Chicago,
returned to their home Monday after a
visit at the home of Chris. Henning.
Simon Jones of Oconomowoc, spent
Friday at the home of H. Humphrey.
Johnson Creek
A. E. Greenwood transacted business
at Valley Junction last w r eek Wednes
H. J. Grell and son Walter, spent a
few days in Milwaukee, where the latter
took medical treatment.
Mr. and Mrs. Harms of Burlington,
visited last week with the Grell families.
Mrs. H. Wollering and Mrs. F. W.
Grell and children spent a few days
with relatives in Milwaukee.
Mss. C. E. Dowe visited with her par
ents in Watertown Wednesday.
Mrs. F. C. Mansfield spent a few days
of last week in Milwaukee.
Fred Pitzner and family visited with
relatives in Lebanon from Thursday till
the forepart of this week,
Mrs. P. J. Jax and Miss Clara Boettch
er with relatives of the former
in Reedsburg and Devils Lake last week.
Apples in that part of the country are
so plentiful that the farmers feed them
to their pigs.
Will Stiehm left Friday for Chicago,
where he accepted the E. M. F. car
which they purchased and run it up
Saturday. With him went Harley Drews
and Mr. Bullwinkel of Jefferson, who
sold the automobile.
Mrs. W. A. Christians entertained her
mother and sister, Mrs. E. L. Shakshesky
and Evora, over Sunday.
Mrs. A. E. Greenwood and daughter
Kathryn, returned Friday evening from
a few days’ visit with her sister, Mrs.
Head, at Albion,
F. C. Mansfield transacted business at
Madison, Friday and Saturday.
Miss Bessie Hungerford motored to
Clp™ fTir -ufR,
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a „ a i t , off, and the goo^
Watertown Friday. In the car besides
herself were Mesdames H. E. Hungerford,
F. R. Scholl and D S. Pearson.
J. J. Davis and family of Madison,
spent Friday in the village. He con
ferred with the village authorities on
the sewerage system.
Mrs. Juo. Teich left Saturday for a
few weeks’ visit with relatives in Clin
Miss Flora Kottke entertained Miss
Uebele of Lyons, over Sunday.
Miss Meta Kiepert spent a few days
of last week in Watertown.
F. W. Grell and H. Wollering visited
with relatives in Milwaukee from Satur
day till Monday.
Leo Pelt left Monday for Wavorley,
lowa, where he will acquire a business
Mrs. H. Else and son, of New London,
are visiting her sister, Mrs. Alb. Vesper
and family.
On the way to Milwaukee, Mrs. Gus.
Trachte was seized with an attack of
appendicitis, Saturday, and was taken
to|the home of her sister at Aliceton,
where she was attended by Dr. Habbeg
ger of W atertown;
Chas. Kiepert and Thos. Markoy were
Milwaukee business visitors Thursday
About thirty enthusiastic baseball
fans attended tire ball game between
the Kosiuskos and Watertown teams at
Watertown Sunday.
Ernest Greenwood spent Sunday at
Lake Mills and Monday at Watertown.
Kiepert & Markey shipped twenty
seven Holstein cows last week for which
they paid an average price of $67.80 per
head. This week’s shipment consisted
of four cars of which one car went to
Belvidere, 111., one to Racine, Wis., and
two to Chicago.
Miss Alma Belt of Milwaukee, was an
over Sunday visitor with her parents,
Rev. ami Mrs. Pett.
Report of the Condition
of the Wisconsin National Bank, at
Watertown, in the state of Wisconsin,
at the close of business September Ist,
Loans and Discounts $256,600.65
Overdrafts, secured and unsecured 5,268.75
U. S. bonds to secure circulation... 40,000.00
Other bonds to secure U. S. de
potits 16,000.00
Bonds, securities, etc 171,207.95
Banking bouse, furniture and fix
tures 7,700.00
Due from National Banks (not re
serve agents) 21,492.34
Due from approved reserve agents 82,557.94
Checks and other cash items 3,282.99
Notes of other National Banks 6,789.00
Fractional paper currency, nickels
and cents 197.88
Lawful money reserve in bank, viz;
Specie 32,690.30
Legal tender notes 2,000.00 34.690.30
Redemption fund with U. S. Treas
urer (5 per cent, of circulation)... 2,000.00
Total. $647,787.80
Capital stock paid in $ 50,000.00
Surplus fund 50,000.00
Undivided profits, less expenses
and taxes paid 2,939.99
National bank notes outstanding.. 40,000.00
Dividends unpaid 25.00
Individual deposits subject to check 110,905'31
Demand certificates of deposit. 30.302.49
Time certificates of deposit 363,598.58
Deposits of U, S. disbursing officers 16.43
Total $647,787.80
State of Wisconsin, )
County of Jefferson ) ss '
I, W. F. Voss, president of the above
named bank, do solemnly swear that
the above statement is true to the best
of my knowledge and belief.
W. F. Voss, President.
Subscribed and sworn to before me
this 6th day of September, 1911.
Charles A. Skinner.
Notary Public.
Correct—Attest; H. Mulberger,
Fred Miller,
A. Soliday,
Report of the Condition of
The Merchants National Bank,at Water
town, in the State of Wisconsin, at the
close of business, September 1,1911:
Loans and discounts $472,817.47
Overdrafts, secured and un
secured 6,795.82
U. S. Bonds to secure circula
tion 100,000.00
Other Bonds to secure U. S, de
posits 5,000.00
Bonds, Securities, etc 370,327.87
Banking house, furniture and
fixtures 22,371 49
Due from State and Private
Banks and Bankers, Trust
Companies and Savings
Banks 15,843.84
Due from approved reserve
agents 98,051.38
Exchanges for clearing house 1,454.11
Notes of other national banks 1,130.00
Fractional paper currency,
nickels and cents 844.51
Lawful money reserve in
bank, viz:
Specie $44,145.10
Legal-tender notes. 4,495.00 48,640.10
Redemption fund with D. S.
treasurer (5 per cent, of cir
culation 5,000.00
Total $1,148,281.59
Capital stock paid in $200,000.00
Surplus fund 100,000.00
Undivided profits, less ex
penses and taxes paid 11,816,81
National bank notes outstand
ing 100,000.00
Individual deposits subject to
check 195,011.30
Time certificates of deposit.. 495,932.93
Certified Checks 515.00
Cashier’s checks outstanding. 42.519.61
Postal Savings Deposits., 384.17
Reserved for taxes 2,101.77
Total $1,148,281.59
State of Wisconsin, )
County of Jefferson, \
I, Max Rohr, cashier of the above
named bank, do solemnly swear that the
above statement is true to the best of my
knowledge and belief.
Max Rohr, Cashier.
Subscribed and sworn to before me
this 7th day of September 1911.
Theo. Heitz
Notary Public.
Chas. E. Frey )
W. D. Sproesser [ Directors.
Jos. Terbrueggen )
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Loans and Securities 5866.849.70 Capufe^li 1 10
Cash and Exchange 246.929.95 Surplig-,' d w °t Wit 50.370.88
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Overdrafts 4,258 39 about a lady vuo
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