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THE WATERTOWN WEEKLY LEADER
(Successor to the Watertown Republican) PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY MORNING BY W.L. SWIFT, PUBLISHER Terms of Subscription: 11.50 per Year, Strictly in Advance;Six Months, 75 cents, Three Months, 50 cents. Sample Uopies Sent Free on Application. Entered as Second-Class Matter. May 4th, 1905, in the Postoffice at Watertown, Wisconsin, under the Act of Confess. Adopted March 3rd, 1879 Watertown, Wisconsin, Jefferson County, Friday, September 29, 1911 A WAY TO GET SOME RELIEF FROM BURDENSOME TAXATION The noticeable meeting of the common council is that of the first Tuesday in October, held yearly. This is the time when burdens or relief from burdens in the matter of taxation, are questions placed di rectly before the common council for settlement. At the last regular meeting the council levied the taxes for the next ensuing fiscal year. Unfortunately, most of this heavy burden must be borne, partly, because the county and state taxes are advancing and partly because the pay ments for the many local improvements, which we so much cherish, are now swiftly maturing. The most adverse condition, however, is that, our city’s growth, is disappointing, in that it does not keep pace with the wonderful strides made in local improvements. The rate of taxation for local purposes could be kept uniform, if the total assessment or valuation had in creased more rapidly or in ratio with a bigger growth of population. Watertown is still in dire need of more improvements. Among the many, is the public concern to rectify the over-crowding of school chil dren in the obsolete High School building. We need an expenditure of not less than $100,000.00 for an adequate High School building. A building of this expenditure would not be a mere monument, but it would be the only true means of economy; because, it would prevent some of the miserable specimens of rebuilt or enlarged school buildings now customary. The work of rebuilding typifies extravagant and use less, crowded buildings in Waterfown or elsewhere. THE REMEDY FOR THE SAME IN PART But what is the remedy for this? $1,700.00 are yearly ap propriated for salaries of the aldermen and mayor. Heretofore, this was never found as an item in our city’s budget or a burden of taxation for us to bear. The predecessors were more patriotic and still our com mon councils ten years ago and prior were often composed or three fourths thereof of the best brains and sobriety of our citizenship. It can well be remembered when the membership of the council contained law yers, mechanics, bankers, merchants and laboring men, each of indivi dual capabilities to qualify as timber for the honor and dignity of the mayoralty of the city. But now on our streets, we are hearing disparaging remarks about members thereof and the manner of electing some officials by this body. The excuses alleged to be given, by some for electing certain high salaried officials, were extremely personal, amusing and ridiculous. These members each drawing a SIOO.OO yearly; therewith looking to their personal prosperity and forgetting that the interests of the people require a consideration, not of the family of his selfish needs. By the same rule or reason our seven school commissioners who are furnishing as good, if not better, and more services and then not for a paltry con sideration of self and family; but for that patriotism that was so notice able in former common councils. The school board has then a right to appropriate $700.00 to themselves and families; by the same rule the library commissioners should appropriate $900.00; the fire and police commissioners $500.00 and park commissioners $500.00; a total of $2,660, or a grand fatal of $4,000.00 each year, or almost twice as much as it costs to run the library. A beautiful park could be main tained therewith, with endless pleasure to present and future people, from generation to generation. Now, just compare the abilities of our paid commissioners with the aggregate abilities of the common council. Which is superior as to individuals or in the aggregate, is left to you to judge individually. The yearly expenditures of $1,400 to $1,700, would buy many things needed by the city. It would improve within fifteen years, w r ith tar-macadam roadways, most of the important country roads. It would allow a big bond issue with an annual payment of principal sums and interest thereon for a school building or other wise, if only patriotism would move our aldermen to serve gratuitously, TRIED AND IS FOUND WANTING. Just for a moment consider what we must now and will forego. It is well, that the question of salaried aldermen has been put into force, for it has been tried sufficiently to find it has failed in regards to serv ing the city and particularly burdensome in the matter of present-day taxation. In the days of prosperity, it would be, perhaps proper to re sume, Greater labor was performed in the days of re-organization and inaugurating local improvements, than now, in the days of development. If the aldermen insist upon being paid, why not under the recent law of Charter Reform, have twenty-fiive citizens petition the council to vote to reduce the membership to one alderman from each ward. This would give a better and more sought for and useful membership, and it would save $700.00 yearly; which multiplied in ten years be comes a saving of $7,000.00. The council is now too large and the wards too small for double representation. Members are in the way of one another. Then if seven members are not enough, let two more be elected at large, making a membership of nine, still a saving of $5,000 for the next ten years. Before and at the next election, our citizens must bestir themselves. In the time of opposition to all candidates, when we had a caucus or primary election, weaklings, no matter if they belonged to the majority party were always defeated and consequently the membership of the council was improved by competitive elections in all wards- Now, without caucus or primary, the man who gets out a petition for nomi nation is undisturbed and still j 7 ou will hear people say they signed with a desire of tranquility and business inter-dependency one upon the other. By all means, let us have a primary election. By all means let us wake up our city and this will make for a growth in population. Let us use the referendum and submit public questions at eacn election which can easily be done by petition. This would be a cure for some of the alleged ills. Ha;e some of these appointive officers placed before the electorate by proper petition filed in due time. Also, if the council fails to lessen an expenditure of $17,000.00 in ten 3 r ears, we can then submit the following question: * Shall the salaries of the members of the common council be dis continued?” Publishing His Autobiography. Senator LaFollette is writing his autobiography and having it published in installments, in which he informs the public of the won derful things he has done and the marvelous things he has accomp lished, for himself, beginning w r ith his victory over Boss Keyes, now dead and unable to defend himself. How he fooled the honest farmers of Dane*county and subsequently the credulous agriculturists of his congressional district. The public are not interested in his autobio graphy, in which he praises him self to a degree that is nauseating, for those who know him, as he ought to be known, know him to be selfish, dictatorial and untrue to friends who have aided him in his political achievements. He takes the credit for political reforms so called, which he did not originate and in which he took no interest until he saw that they could be used for his personal aggrandise ment. Claiming to be a republican, he has done all in his power to destroy the party with the hope that he might become the presi dential candidate of a rabble with out regard for the welfare of his party and the country. He has tak en advantage of his opportunities to abuse the leaders of the party which had honored him, thus dem onstrating political insincerity and dishonesty for purely a selfish end. In all of his political activities, he has had only one object in view — self. He has labored -with tongue and pen to incite discontent, dis cord and distrust wherever he had opportunity, appealing to the cu pidity, selfishness and prejudices of one class against another class and he, and those who follow him, have destroyed all confidence in the honesty and integrity of the leaders of the party which he has betrayed Senator Cummins of lowa, at a banquet recently given at Des Moines, in delivering an address contended that he was a protection ist. There are two kinds of pro tectionists: the extremists, who favor so high a duty as to make it prohibitive and thus favor the home manufacturer by making it possible for him to rob the home consumer by unreasonable and ex orbitant prices; and the protec tionist who thinks the consumer should be protected against the ra pacity of the manufacturer. If Mr. Cummins is of the last mentioned class, he, and those who belong to his wing of the party should do all they can to assist President Taft to reduce the tariff to a reasonable basis', or they might join the demo cratic party and demand and work for a tariff for revenue with only incidental protection, if that party is honest in its demands, which the writer greatly fears, judging from the course of its leaders in congress during the special ses sion. Good Man Called, Mr. Jacob Brunner, a merchant tailor in this city for nearly half a century, passed away Wednesday evening at the family home, 407 Main street, from a complication of liver and kidney dis eases after an illness of two years. § The funeral will take place Sunday after noon from the home at 1:30 o’clock and at 2 o’clock at St. John’s Lutheran church. Obituary will appear next week. INTERNATIONAL DAIRY SHOW State and Federal Aid in Dairy Instructional Big Exposition. SHOW OF A THOUSAND COWS Working Creamery to Be Conducted by Agricultural Derartment Dairy Experts —Dairy Products and Dairy Machinery. The International Dairy Show, to "be held at Milwaukee, October 10th to 18th, 1911, is an exposition that leans close to the prosperity of the cattle breeder, the dairy farmer, and the consuming public. Holding the International Dairy Show in Milwaukee places the Cream City on the dairy map as the “Dairy Capital of America.” The Interna* tional holds out a world of knowl edge to the best informed dairyman, and a fund of instruction to those who desire to learn, that could not be acquired in a college year. Milwaukee will therefore be the mecca of all progressive cattle breed ers, dairy farmers, buttermakers, •cheesemakers, m. f . et milk men and thousands of mux consumers who will seek the scientific advice that will be given in abundance by experts from the Dairy Division of the De partment of Agriculture and the best instructors of the University of Wis consin. Secretary of Agriculture Wilson is sending a corp of scientific and expert practical buttermakers and cheese makers to the International Show to demonstrate the perfect way to man ufacture both of these dairy prod ucts. A practical working creamery will be operated by these government experts and between 80>0 and 1,000 pounds of butter will be made each day. To show the unusual interest that is being taken in this demon stration by the conceded best butter makers in America, the entire out put of the creamery has been sold in advance at a premium of two cents above the Elgin price on the day it is made. Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan, lowa and Illinois buttermakers are •deeply interested in this government al demonstration, and accommoda tions have been provided for at least 1,000 men of the creamery trade to watch the methods and practical ideas of the United States experts. There will be so much in the in structional line at the International Dairy Show that agricultural and dairy school graduates are among its most liberal patrons and most en thusiastic supporters. There is a well defined movement on foot among Wisconsin, Minnesota, lowa and Michigan university graduates to hold an annual convention during the International, and the plans will be worked out at the coming show in Milwaukee. S. G. Courteen, former president of the Milwaukee Chamber of Com merce, and one of Wisconsin’s most progressive breeders and owners, is at the helm of the International Show. Mr. Courteen says; “The International is going to he the great est exposition of its kind ever at tempted, the most complete demon stration of the dairy cow’s achieve ments, the biggest and best exhibit of dairy cattle, dairy products and dairy machinery ever brought to gether under one roof. It’s to be a real dairy show, in the fullest sense of the word, with the dairy cow her self as the center of interest, and it will be under the direct management of practical dairymen and breeders.” Dot miss visiting it, to see the exhibits, talk with dairymen and ex perts from all over the world, and gather valuable ideas. Don’t you recall the great big Dairy Show held In Milwaukee in 1909? The one big, successful show held in this country? A working milk plant will be one of the features of the International mat win interest city milK dealers. A. modern plant will be sec up on the Auditorium stage, showing the appli cation of the latest and most im proved machinery to the handling of milk for delivery to consumers. Milk bottles will be washed by a modern bottle washer, filled, capped with met al caps, pasteurized and placed in a refrigerating plant of the latest type. All operations will be in plain view and conveyors, tracks, etc., will be installed so that the bottle will pass rapidly from one process to another. The process of capping, so that the milk can be pasteurized in the bot tle, will be shown for the first time at any exhibition. Awards will be made for more different classes of dairy products than in any other show of the kind e-er held, and more attractive prizes will be offered. This assures a big and varied display, in cluding Market Milk and Cream Certified Milk and Cream, Pasteur ized Milk, Dairy and Creamery But ter, Ice Cream, etc. All these will bo shown in specially built sections, combining perfect refrigeration for the product, with comfort and at tractive display for the sightseer. The world’s foremost manufacturers of Dairy, Creamery and Cheese Fac tory supplies will exhibit their ma chinery and products. Barn Equip ments, Machinery for Handling Feed, Refrigerating Plants, etc., will be shown in a practical way. A com plete reproduction, in miniature, of a Dairy Barn operated under ideal conditions of sanitation and equip ment. Don’t miss seeing this. The International Show is under tho direct management of practical dairymen—and is held at the metrop olis of the great dairying state of Wisconsin, within easy reach of some of the finest dairy farms in America —and Milwaukee offers the finest of accommodations and attractions to visitors. The Auditorium, w'here the Inter national Dairy Show is held, occu pies a whole block right in the center of the city. This beautiful building will be especially fitted up for the show, so as to make it pleasant and convenient for visitors and exhibitors. A $5,000 ventilating plant has been installed in the cattle department. National conventions for different branches of dairying and allied in terests will be held in the various convention halls of the Auditorium during the show. All the well known breeds will be represented by leading herds and world’s prize winners will be on ex hibition. Imposing parades of dairy animals will be a daily feature. Ac tual tests for milk production and quality will be made during the show. i ■■■■ mm , ■mw— i ■ I’ a I LI Nl5 ' / > Kxl.ll.iHon I iU eriiatioiiiil .... _, __ 7 ■ Farmington. A few from her attended the Hartwig- Baars wedding at Johnson Creek, Wednesday. H. Kleinsteiber and family attended the funeral of the little Fisher baby at Watertown Saturday. Miss Irene Goes visited Mrs. Henry Raabe Tuesday evening. Miss Agues Luedtke of Fort Atkinson, spent a few 7 days of last week with Mrs. G. Pitzner. H. Raabe and wife visited relatives near Watertown the past week. C. F. Weber and wife called at H. Kleiusteiber’s Sunday evening. Miss Doris Sydow spent Sunday with Esther and Florence Sabel. The school in District No. 4 began Monday with Eda Goes, of Jefferson, as teacher. Miss Esther Sabel of Watertown, spent Sunday at her home here. Milford. Miss Mabel Kevins spent a few r days with her sister, Mrs. Chas. Sc breeder, before returning to her work in Osh kosh. Daughters of Ed. Toepel visited with Herman Schaefer and family Sunday afternoon. Mrs. Russel Beneke of Rockford, 111., left for Watertown Sunday for a visit with her parents before returning home. Ella Sander was a Milford caller on Friday last. A box social including a free, enter tainment is to be held at Milford school on the evening of Friday the thirteenth. Preparations are being made for a good time. Everyone welcome. Rev. Potter occupied the Milford pulpit for the first time on Sunday, October Ist. Ed. and Alice Sander spent Sunday with Albert Wollin and family. Henry Homicle and family visited at Ed. Ziebell’s Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Yandre were Mil ford visitors recently. August Sanders and family were Col umbus Visitors for a few days during last week. Johnson Creek The village is building a concrete walk from the depot to the walk in front of the office building of W. A. Christians, one of the improvements badly needed i for the last year. H. F. Prenzlow has completed the cement floor of his building which when completed, will be one of the most i modern up-to-date garages. The local lodge of Modern Woodmen ' have rented the hall above the postoffice which was orignally completed for them by Postmaster Schallert!, to be occupied immediately. The Woodmen, as well as Royal Neighbors, will probably give a series of entertainments this coming winter. While on their way home from the vil lage, Mr. and Mrs. Wm, Mantz, living a mile west of here on the Lake Mills road, were held up in the cut of Miles’ hill a week ago Tuesday evening, about nine o’clock by a stranger wearing a black coat and a slouch hat. Mr. Mantz applied the whip to the horses as well as to the stranger, whereupon the latter disappeared in the dark. The population of Johnson Creek was increased by the arrival of a citizen at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Vesper, Monday afternoon. Mrs. Anna Warnes was a Watertown visitor Tuesday of last week. Mrs. 11. E. Hungertprd spent a few •lavs with her daughter, .Mrs. Will Pilz uer and family west of Jefferson. Mrs. Fred Reimers entertained the Gorman club Thursday afternoon. F. C. Mansfield was a business visitor at Dundee, 111. and Milwaukee last week. Mrs. H. J. Grell visited with relatives in Milwaukee Friday afternoon and Sat urday. Mrs. Wilbur McMillan and daughter Ruth of Milwaukee, were guests of Mr, and Mrs. P. F. Klausch for a few days. Mrs, Anna Warnes spent Monday with relatives at Watertown. Mrs. Arthur Gross of Milwaukee, was the guest of Mr and Mrs. Fred Mansfield a few days last week. AT THE CHURCHES FIRST M. E. CHURCH Sunday School at 10 a. m. At II a. m., Public Worship. At (5:30 p. m.,Epworth League. At 7:30 p. m., Public Worship. CHRISTIAN SCIENCE First Church of Christ, Scientist, ser vices held every Sunday at 10:30 a. m. Subject; “Unreality”. Testimonial meeting Wednesday even ing at 8:00 o’clock. All cordially invited to these meetings. Reading room. cor. Fifth and Spring streets, open every afternoon, except Sunday from 2:30 until <1:30 o’clock. —o — ST. PAUL S CHURCH Sunday services; Holy Communion,B a. m. Sunday school, 9:30 a. m. Morning service, 10:30 a. m. MORAVIAN CHURCH Sunday School 9:15 a. m. Preaching Service, 10:30 a. m.; Y. P. S. C. E. (5:30 p. m. Evening service, 7:30 p. m. GERMAN M. E. CHURCH Sunday school at 9 a. m., preaching at 10:15 a. m. Prayer meeting Thursda y a 7:30 p. m. each week. ALICETON (SALEM) CHURCH Sunday school at 1 p. in, and preach ing at 2p. m. All are welcome. —o — ADVENT CHRISTIAN CHURCH Sunday school at 10 a. m.; sermon at 11 a. m.; evening service at 7:30 p. m. All cordially invited. ST. JOHN’S LUTHERAN Rev, H. F. Eggers, pastor. Services 10 a. m. and 7:30 p.m.; Sunday school, 2 p. m. ST. HENRY’S CHURCH Low mass at 7 a. m.; high mass at 10 a. m.; vespers at 3p. m. ST. MARK’S LUTHERAN Rev. J Klingman, pastor. Sunday school at 9 a. m., sermon at 10 a. m, ST. BERNARD’S CHURCH Low mass at 8 a. m., high mass at 10:30 a. m.; vespers at 3 p. m. EVANGELICAL PROTESTANT Rev. Herman Sterz, pastor. Services 10 a.m.: Sunday school 9a. m. REFORMED CHURCH Morning services 10 a. m.; Sunday school 11 a. m. [F. P. September 29 —5 L] STATE OF WISCONSIN, County Court, Jeffer son,County. In Probate. In the matter of the estate of Heny F, C. Kroe nicke, deceased. Notice is hereby given that the time for credi tors to present to said court for allowance claims or demands against said deceased is limited to six months from the 6th day of September A. D. 1911, and that said court will receive claims and demands presented against said deceased at the court house in the city of Jefferson, in said county, on any day before the expiration of said six months; and that the said court will examine and adjust such claims and demands at a term thereof to be held at the City Hall in the city of Watertown on the 20th day of March 1912, at the opening of the court on said day, or as soon thereafter as the parties can be heard. Dated the 6th day of September A. D. 1911. By the Court, Charles B. Rogers, County Judge O. C. Hahn, Attorney. Take a kodak with you on your vaea tion. Prices, $2 to S2O. Ask for catalog. For sale only at EBERLE’S DRUG STORE 201 Main street, Watertown, Wis, mLLTHKCCWOit| AND CUREtkeLUWCSJ KllHßi.ifiigS] newbs mmi ZA!f fOydHS KTioT&itoO ™ K H* TgIALEfITTLgfKEE AND ALL THROAT AND LUHGTROUBUS SAT/SFACTOftr Livery, Sals and Boarding Stable Hacks for Weddings, Funerals and Parties. Careful Drivers Provided F'irst - Class in Every Respect All orders will receive prompt atten tion. Good service. Prices reason able. Patronage solicited. Phone 41-v HENRY J. KRUEGER & SON PROPRIETORS 116=118 North First Street Watertown, W is. Barker Lumber & Fuel Cos. DEALERS IN Lumber Lath, Shingles, Roofing and all kinds of building material. If you contemplate building let us figure on your lumber bill. We can save you money. Get our prices on cement. We handle the famous UNIVERSAL PORTLAND CEMENT exclusively. Our Stock is always fresh. 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