THE WATERTOWN WEEKLY LEADER
(Successor to the Watertown Republican)
PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY MORNING BY W.L. SWIFT, PUBLISHER
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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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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A few from her attended the Hartwig-
Baars wedding at Johnson Creek,
H. Kleinsteiber and family attended
the funeral of the little Fisher baby at
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.
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
Miss Esther Sabel of Watertown, spent
Sunday at her home here.
Miss Mabel Kevins spent a few r days
with her sister, Mrs. Chas. Sc breeder,
before returning to her work in Osh
Daughters of Ed. Toepel visited with
Herman Schaefer and family Sunday
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
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
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
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,
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
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.
First Church of Christ, Scientist, ser
vices held every Sunday at 10:30 a. m.
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
ST. PAUL S CHURCH
Sunday services; Holy Communion,B
a. m. Sunday school, 9:30 a. m. Morning
service, 10:30 a. m.
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.
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.
Rev. Herman Sterz, pastor. Services
10 a.m.: Sunday school 9a. m.
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
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,
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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
116=118 North First Street Watertown, W is.
Barker Lumber & Fuel Cos.
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.
Barker Lumber & Fuel Go.
“The Home of Quality and Satisfaction”
J. E. Heath, Mgr. Herman Bublitz, Yard Foreman
TELEPHONE 86 1
New German Dill Pickles
Something Exceptionally Fine
WM. J. SCHACK
Groceries and Dry Goods
117-119 N. Water Street
C. M. VAN ORDER & GO.
REAL ESTATE, RENTING,INSURANCE
Care of Property for Non Residents
Texas Panhandle and Golf Coast
Lands, The Great Judith Basin Mon
tana Lands, Marinette Lands, North
Dakota and Canadian Lands
HOME FARMS AND CITY PROPERTY
Central Block, 300 Main St. Watertown
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If you are run down, do not fail to
make a request to the Woodworth Labo
ratory, 11H1 Broadway, New York, for a
sample of Pep-Senna, the great kidney, J
liver and bladder remedy, which is cur
ing thousands. The well known saying
that “delays are dangerous” applies more
fully to the kidney, liver and bladder
diseases than to anything else. Diseases
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stand no trifling, because there is no dis
ease so deceptive, and nothing more
Look backward and recall to memory
the many sufferers, and others who have
died during the past year. Have you
ever stopped to think how many of them
could have been made well and happy
just by the use of Pep-Senna, this great
health restorer? If you feel down
hearted and discouraged, send for a sam
THE FAIR STORE
409 Main St.
W. F. GRUEIZMACHER, PROP,
Flow in New Store
5 and 10c GOODS
IN GREAT ABUNDANCE
list 181 C1B MOBS
401 Main St., Watertown Wis.
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