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Suffer Fire Loss.
The Dornfeld-Kunert Cos. suffered a se
vere loss by lire last Monday evening,
their plant being damaged to the extent
of nearly SB,OOO. The fire department
was quickly on the scene and at the time
of their arrival the roof of the machine
shop and blacksmith shop was a mass of
flames. The interior of the two shops
was badly damaged. Some of the ma
chinery in the machine shop was also
badly damaged. The fire evidently start
ed in the machine shop, it being discov
ered by the nightwatchman, but it got
beyond his control. How the fire origi
nated is not known. The buildings were
insured. The fire is unfortunate to the
company, particularly for the reason
that there will be a delay in finishing
contracts, as considerable machinery
was partially completed.
Fred Sell, residing in North Church
street, met with an accident during the
progress of the fire. Ho was struck on
the leg by a piece of piping. A gash was
cut which required several stitches.
The fire department was called out
Tuesday night on account of a blaze in
a hogsunad of straw on Second street,
which had evidently been set on lire by
some mischievous person or persons who
were anxious for a little excitement for
the benefit of the fair visitors.
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 ami character
and at the same time state whether you
can devote all or part of your time to
the work and what territory you can
cover. P. 0. box 907, Des Moines, lowa.
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The Storm Sunday Night. *
A heavy thunder and electrical storm
lasting for hours struck this section Sun
day night and rain came down in tor
rents. The lightning illuminated the
sky continuously during the storm and
several places were struck and consider
able damage was done in the city and
vicinity. The barn of John Laurnsdprf
on Little street was struck and destroy
ed, also two animals killed by the bolt,
occasioning a loss of over SSOO, covered
by an insurance policy in a company
represented by Charles J. Wenck. The
residence of 11. F. Oestreich was struck
and the chimney demolished and the
roof partially destroyed; fortunately no
one was injured. The home of Mrs.
Louise Ziebell, 012 Jefferson street, was
struck, but not damaged very much. Sev
eral trees in the city were struck and
the heavy downpour of rain washed mud
upon the sidewalks bn Main street and
filled a couple of basements, earning but
slight damage. Those of weak nerves
were mighty glad when the storm sub
sided and they could go to sleep.
A Wonderful tscape.
Mrs. Albert Schoechcrt, who resides on
rural route No. 3. was slightly injured
Sunday evening by stepping off an in
ternrban car at Southeast Watertown
while the car was in motion and
was thrown into a ditch. The car was
stopped and the injured woman brought
down into the city, received medical
treatment and was sent to her home.
That the lady escaped with only slight
bruises and a few loosened teeth is a
marvel and she has reason to congratu
late herself that she escaped so luckily.
Arnold Rentier got away from the Gas
and Electric Light office one day last
week and visited Milwaukee and the
State Fair. Arnold does not get many
days off during the year, his duties
keeping him busy at the desk.
News of the Diamond.
Team — Won. Lost. Pet.
Eosciuskos I*s 5 .7*52
Watertown 15 7 .1582
Weinbrenners 14 7 .6*U5
Burghardts 10 9 .526
McG reals 10 10 .500
Oconomowoe 8 9 .471
English Woolens 8 12 .400
Sisson & Sewell 7 18 .350
Speer’s Bonfields 4 15 .211
Sisson & Sewell’s, 4; Kosciuskoe, 2.
Weinbrenners, 7; Oconomowoe. 3.
Watertown, 3; Burghardts, 2.
Speer’s Bonfleld, 4; English Woolens, 2.
Heavy hitting in the eighth inning
gave the Watertown team a 3 to 2 victory
over the Burghardts at Watertown.
George Richards twirled a fine game for
the champs as did Joe Shabert for the
Burghardts. The score:
Watertown 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 x—3
Burghardts 1 0 00000200— 2
Summary: Two-base nits — W. Rich
ards, Schmidt. Three base hits —G. Rich
ards, Krouitz. Bases on bails —Oi£ G,
Richards, 2; off Schabert, 1. Struck out
—by G. Richards, TANARUS; uy Schabert, 7.
Stolen bases —Aoei (2), Ruedig, Etonian,
O. Jeske. Bauble play —Jaive to L. Jeske*
Umpire—Laahs. Time—l:46.
The Waternovvn Bittners were victor
ious Sunday, winning from Columbus in
a game played in that city by a score of
Bto 5. The batteries were Heitz and
Maerzkefor the BittnersaudMueller ami
and Kublitz for Columbus. Mueller was
formerly a city league pitcher, pitching
for Uconomowoc. Each team had eleven
hits to their credit and five strike- outs
The Van Camp base ball boys took
another game from the Brandt-Dent
team last Saturday by a score of 12 to
13, ten innings being played to decide
the battle. On Saturday, Sept. 30, the
Van Camps will try conclusions with
the 1 L. Henry Cos. team.
A Fierce Night Alarm,
is the hoarse, startling cough of a child,
suddenly attacked by croup. Ofteu it
aroused Lewis Chamblin, of Manchester,
0., [R. R, No. 2] for their four children
were greatly subject to croup. “Some
times in severe attacks,” he wrote “we
were afraid they would die, but since we
proved what a certain remedy Dr. King’s
New Discovery is, we have no fear. We
rely on it for croup and for coughs, colds
or any throat or lung tr >ubie.” So do
thousands of others. So may you. Asth
ma, Hay Fever, La Grippe, Whooping
Cough, Hemorrages fly before it. 50c
and $l.OO. Trial bottle free. Sold by
Gamm Drug Cos.
Mrs. Gran Griggs of Milwaukee, moth
er to James R. Griggs, 201 Warren street,
who had beeu here for a month visiting
him and his family and friends at Hub
bleton and Lake Mills left on her return
home Saturday. Mrs. Griggs and her
husband came to this section sixty-five
years ago from Switzerland and kept a
stopping place at Hubbleton for many
years and was esteemed by all who knew
her for her gentleness and kindness. She
and her husband were among those who
came here with the parents\of our veter
an policeman, L. Bruegger, from the
land across the ocean.
John Whyte has gone to New York,
having accepted the position as instruct
or of German in the university in that
city. Mr. W. is one of the best scholars
in that language in this country.
HT* Isc HER clothes are not confined to men
of one age, each individual taste and de"
sire is instantly and satisfactorily met, from
the dashing, daring College Chap to the quiet,
sedate dresser of subdued requisites.
Most important is the fact that FISCHER
clothes while second to none in quality, are
extremely moderate in price and purchasing
can be done at our Store without the strain
ing of purse strings.
We look forward with pleasure to your
early call which will permit us the opportu
nity to display to your inspection FISCHER
clothes of fashion and let you judge for your
self their many merits.
Respectfully yours,
A Communxation.
Editor of the Leader:
I see that the common council is con
sidering an ordinance to close the sa
loons at 11 o’clock p. m. and keep them
closed until 5 o’clock a. in. What use is
there of passing such an ordinance? We
have a state law covering the same
ground and the state law takes prece
dence and would conflict. Is this ordi
nance to be passed (when the state law
covers the same question) to give the of
ficial paper more work? or to make the
voters think that the members of the
common council are earning the $8.33
per month which the people pay them
for their valuable (?) time. But if it is
to give the official paper something to
do, it is probably for that reason that
the city printing was awarded without
giving it to the lowest bidder, as the
law requires, for the same reason.
Our city fathers have employed a city
official to advise them, who cannot hold
the office legally (as the law says a man
cannot hold two offices that are incom
patible) at a salary of SIOO.OO per month.
Is it any wonder our taxes are high ami
getting higher every year? When our
city fathers spend the taxpayers money
thus extravagantly, is it to be wondered
Should our city officials wish to close
tlie saloons at 11 p. m., Sundays and ou
election days, stop minors, both male and
female, from frequenting them, remove
them from the vicinity of the schools,
churches, parks and play grounds, they
will find ample laws to do it without
waiting to pass an ordinance.
No Crank.
Southland Sextette Concert
The concert given Monday evening at
the First M. E. church by the Southland
.Sextette, was indeed, a rare musical
treat and thoroughly appreciated by
everyone in the audience. The singing
was natural and unaffected, and showed
that each member of the company was
an artist. It would be hard to particular
ize, as all did well including the pianist.
It is seldom that our people have oppor
tunity to hear such excellent vocaliza
ing. The music covered a wide range
and was good from beginning to end
which came too soon, although it was
quite late when the concert ended.
Inhaled Gasolene Fumes.
The four year old sou of Emil Dobbratz
of Lebanon, while playing about a gaso
lene tank, put his mouth to the spigot
and inhaled a large amount of the
fumes. In a short time he became
wildly delirious, remaining so eight
hours. Dr. W. F. Whyte of this city
was summoned and under his treatment
the lad was soon made comD rtabie and
restored to his normal health.
A Price Reduction.
The Milwaukee Journal, Wisconsin’s
big daily newspoper,on June Ist reduced
its subscription price by 'mail to $2.00 a
year. At this price. The Journal is the
biggest newspaper bargain in the
country. Subscribe now, ami take ad
vantage of this big newspaper bargain.,
Accident at the Fair.
Ed. J. O’Byrne had the misfortune of
spraining an arm while at the fair yes
terday afternoon. While riding on the
merry-go-Tound, owing to a defective
rod, onto which he was holding, he lost
his hold, and fell in such a manner as
to meet with the injury mentioned. Mr,
O’Byrue was hurried to town to receive
medical assistance.
In the Social Realm.
Miss Millie Moldaner very pleasantly
entertained a few of her friends at cards
last Friday afternoon at her Main street
home. s
A goodly number of beginners took
part in the dancing school opened by
Prof. Halstead in Military hall last Fri
day evening.
Emil Behl entertained a number of
friends at a “stag” Sunday evening in
honor of Mr. H. Keppler of the New Com
mercial buffet.
A farewell party was given at the
home of Mrs. Lenart Kohlhotf last
Thursday evening, before her depaiture
for Merrill, Wis,
Miss Anna Smith was guest of honor
at a six o’clock dinner given by Mrs
Emil Tanck last Thursday evening at
her North Washington street home.
Mrs. Edward May entertained a com
pany of friends at her Montgomery
street home last. Monday afternoon in
honor of Miss Anna Smith who will
shortly be married.
The Watertown Social club gave a
very enjoyable dancing party at Hie Ma
sonic Temple on Wednesday evening.
The inspiration was* furnished by the
Weber-Stube orchestra.
On Thursday evening last, the Sunday
school teachers of the Congregational
church enjoyed a social time at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Skinner,
c mibining business with pleasure.
Mr. and Mrs. Hugo Kohloff celebrated
their tenth wedding anniversary last
Sunday afternoon and evening at their
North Second street home. Music and
games were the diversions and a sump
tuous supper was served.
Several of the friends of Mr. and Mrs.
William Kohls treated them to a sur
prise last Monday evening at their Col
lege avenue home, the occasion being
in honor of their twentieth wedding an
niversary. Music was listened to and
cards played, after which a tempting
spread was served.
The teachers of the public schools of
Watertown, were pleasantly entertained
last Thursday evening by the members
of the Epworth League at the M. E.
church parlors. The rooms were hand
sonely decorated in yellow and white.
An Interesting musical and literary pro
gram was rendered, after which light
refreshments were served.
Members of the German M. E. church
tendered the retiiiug pastor, Rev. H.
Karnopp, and his wife a farewell recep
tion in the church on Monday evening.
Nearly the whole congregation attended.
Attorney Nicholas Thauer spoke the fare
well words wishing Mr. and Mrs. Kar
nopp contentment and happiness in her
new home, Appleton, where Mr. Karnopp
has been appointed to preside over this
district. Mr. Karnopp responded feeling
ly and said he regretted leaving the pre
sent pastorate and his friends in Water
town. Mr. and Mrs. Karnopp left for
Appleton yesterday morning.
In Circuit Court.
In circuit court at Jefferson in the
case of Richard E. Oberst vs. George
Troegcr, the jury awarded the plaintiff
The case of Edward Buroff et al vs.
Edward W. Schnitger will be tried
September 29 at 9 a.m. A jury w r as em
panel led to try the action.
The case of F. W. Lehmann vs. R. P.
Koenig and George Koenig is now on
The following from this city have
been drawn to serve as jurors at the
September term of the Dodge county
circuit court, which opened at Juneau
Tuesday morning: Henry Bruenig, Wil
liam Otto.
Kills a Murderer.
A merciless murderer is Appendicitis
with many victim, but Dr. King’s New
Life Pills kills it by prevention. They
gently stimulate stomach, liver and
bowels, preventing that clogging that
invites appendicitis, curing Constipa
tion, Headache, Biliousness, Chills. 25c
at the Gamm Drug Cos.
Drop in Barley Malt.
Barley Malt took a drop Tuesday even
ing, occasioned by a passenger train
on the Milwaukee road running into a
freight car loaded with malt, scattering
malt along the track for quite a distance.
The locomotive was put out of commis
sion and another engine was required
to take the train to Chicago. Fortunate
ly no one was injured.
Denies He’s Guilty/
Frank Ewald of Chicago, was arrested
in Columbus Saturday morning by Chief
of Police Block. The complaint alleged
that he is the person who was implicated
in the robbery at Watertown Junction,
July 20 when a pocket-book was stolen
Louis Becker of Columbus. Ewald
denies he is the party. He was brought
before Justice Stacy Saturday morning
and his examination set for September
25. He furnished bail in the sum of
Into the Shadows.
Theodore A. K:ahn, a well known
young man, passed away Thursday after
noon at the family home, 140 West Spald
ing street, following a sickness of two
weeks duration. Heart trouble was the
cause of death. Mr. Kralm, a son of Mr.
and Mrs. Albert Krahn, was horn in Wa
tertown, April 30, 1885. He received his
education in the local schools and en
tered the employ of Bourhaus & Gloger
company when 16 years old and remained
with the firm until his late sickness,
tilling a period of ten years as a most
obliging salesman. His parents, four
sisters and two brothers survive. The
funeral took place Sunday afternoon at
1:30 o’clock to St. John’s Lutheran church
where services were held at 2 o’clock.
His deatli was a shock to the members of
his family and friends in Watertown by
whom he was greatly esteemed. He
made many friends by his courteous
maimer. He was a young man of fine
character and habits and his untimeh
death is a loss to the community.
Mr. Julius Raasch passed away at the
home of his daughter in Milwaukee last
Thursday. For many years he conduct
ed the well known Tri nglo cafe, and
was quite well known hi Watertown.
.Marriage Licenses.
Frances L. Schlegel of Fort Atkinson,
to Lowell yn L. Cannon of Janesville.
Albert W. H. Kramer to Hattie Ulrich,
both of Watertown.
Wm. Sell of Ft. Atkinson, to Hattie
Cramer of Helenville.
Amelia Engeihart of Watertown, to
Andrew Hanagan of Milwaukee.
Wm. Thiede to Agnes Schultz, both of
Theodore A. Hartmann of Chicago, to
Edith M. Gums, of Jefferson.
Arthur G. E.sner to Adela K. Zautner,
both of Sullivan.
Evan 0. Edwards of Genesse, Wis , to
Frieda L, Foljahn of Ft. Atkinson.
Robert Roehl to Helen Helem, both of
Lake Mills.
Extensive Poultry Fattening.
A bulletin entitled “Fattening Poul
try”, describing successful methods of
fattening poultry on a large commercial
scale and giving complete data on the
feeding of over 100,000 birds, has just
been issued by the United States Depart
ment of Agriculture. U gives informa
tion of operations on an ext eusive scale
and so far as known is the first publica
tion showing the cost of producing a
pound of gain in poultry.
“The successful feeding of poultry de
pends largely on the ability of the feeder
to notice the condition of the chickens
on feed,” is one of the fundamentals
laid down by the bulletin, “The common
practice in poultry packing houses is to
feed each lot 17 days or less. Most of
the milk-feed chickens are fed 14 days.
Practically all of the special feeding in
this country involves the use of milk,
which produces the ‘milk-fed chickens’
of the market. Milk, while the least
expensive, seems to be the most essential
constituent of the ration, and when a
feeder cannot get milk in some form he
generally does not attempt to fatten
poultry commercially.
“Crate feeding from troughs is the
method employed in this country by
most of the large fattening establish
ments, with 6 to 10 fowls in a crate.
Birds fed only for a short time may be
forced on highly concentrated feeds,
whereas if fed longer they may need a
ration containing a greater variety and
less concentrated.
“Milk seems to have a very important
influence on the digestive process, keep
ing the fowls in good condition under
forced feeding. Beef broth is used to
some extent but it is not as good as
milk. At the beginning, fowls should
be fed lightly for two or three feeds,
gradually increasing the amount until
they do not clean up all that is given to
them. The main object should be to
keep their appetites keen and at the
same time have them consume as much
feed as they can assimilate. By feeding
a small amount often, they will eat a
greater quantity and their appetites
will remain keener.”
The conclusions reached by the inves
tigation show that general purpose
fowls make more economical gains in
fattening than the Mediteranean class.
The average person will get better re
sults iu fattening by feeding three times
rather than twice daily. It was found
that the average cost of feed and labor
per pound of gain for a large lot of
poultry was 9.o9.cents and the cost of
the feed alone was 7.10 cents. It was
also observed that hens made less gain
than chickens, iu crate fattening and
that low grade wheat flour was more
economical feed than oat flour at the
pres ent prices of grain.
A copy of this bulletin may be obtained
by addressing a request to the Secretary
of Agriculture, Washington, D. C., for
Bulletin 140 of the Bureau of Animal
Here to the Fair.
Yesterday, 200.0 r more visitors to the
fair came from Johnson Creek and other
points south on the C. & N.-W. road,
reaching here in the afternoon and hur
ried to the fair grounds to take in all
the attractions they could in the limit
ed time before ret oning honm.
View the Exhibits.
Chief of the Fire Department John
Glaser and Charles Xlenow, of the coun
cil committee on fire department, accom
panied by Joseph Lange, A. Bursinger
and Charles Straw, were in the cream
city Wednesday and were more than
pleased with exhibits of lire apparatus
at the chief engineers association’s an
nual convention.
Want Gaibage Wagon.
A petition is being circulated and is
to be presented to the city council, ask
ing for the iunnovation in Watertown of
a municipal garbage wagon. The peti
tion is being quite generally signed.
Johnson Creek
Among the visitors to the State Fair
were the following: H. E. Bcnnecke,
W. A. Christians, H. J. Grell, Emil
Drews, John Grahlmann, A. E. Green
wood and sou Ernest, Paul Knoll, Fred
Wolff, J. J. Zimmermaun, O. C. Wegner,
Mrs. F. C. Mansfield and her mother,
Mrs. Rogers.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Reimers spent last
week with relatives in Milwaukee.
Mrs. B. F. Zilisch and daughter, Elsa,
of Watertown, were visitors at C. E.
Lowe’s Tuesday last.
Miss Estelle Murphy of Watertown,
spent a few hours in the village Tuesday
evening of last week.
Mrs. Wm. Stiehm entertained the
Ladies’German club, Thursday after
Mrs. C. E. Dowe went to Delavan one
day last week with her daughter, Gret
chen, who will attend school there
Mr. and Mrs. J. Schofield of Fort At
kinson, spent Thursday of last week
with their daughter, Mrs. Wm. Trust.
Fred Grell was a Milwaukee business
visitor Friday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Grell were over
Sunday visitors with Milwaukee rela
Miss Dowe returned to Watertown,
after spending some time with her
brother Chas. and family.
The Misses Isabel Greenwood and
Elizabeth Stiehm spent Sunday with
friends in Watertown.
Mrs. W. A. Christians and children
were Watertown visitors Saturday af
Mrs. H. C. Christians visited with
relatives in Watertown, Saturday.
During the severe wind and rain
storm, Sunday night, the barn of John
Grahiraann was struck by lightning;
the stroke being a cold one but little
damage was done. Three miles southeast
from hero a cyclone swept the country,
tearing down windmills, unroofing
houses and barns and doing considerable
Mrs. Wm. Peters, a resident of this
community for many years, passed away
Monday morning at 4 o’clock, with all
members of her family being near. The
funeral was held Wednesday afternoon
from the residence on Union street.
Wisconsin Inventors
The following patents were issued
this week reported hy D. Swift & Cos.,
Patent Lawyers, Washington, D. C., who
will furnish copies of the above inven
tions to any of our readers for ten cents
C. Bernet, Germantown, Pneumatic
elevator; J. Birchard, Kenosha, Fluid
gage: Albert Brooker, Lancaster, Vehicle
wheel; F. Brune. Milwaukee, Conductor
hook; A. M. Georgeson, Carburated air
mixer; J, E. Hilgers, Middleton, Pipe
forcing jack; W. D. James, Fort Atkin
son, Stanchion supp irting frame; J. M.
Johnson, Madison, Pipe; W. F. Walther,
Milwaukee, Ajustable reamer.
Burglars Know
the Hiding Places
IT is a common practice
to conceal money and
valuables about the
House in places which are
supposed to be secure from
burglars. Expert house=
breakers seek out these
unusual places and are
often handsomely rewarded
for their search.
You can avoid taking all
chances against theft or
fire by renting a Safe De=
posit Box in our burglar
and fireproof vaults at
$2.00 to $).00 per year
according to size.
Each box renter has his
own private keys and per
sonal access to his box.
R.ent a box now and forget
your worry.

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