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11 January 1901
Spaltholz - Willie Spaltholz, the two-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Spaltholz of Horicon died Jan. 3, 1901, of diphtheria.
Elkins - Mrs. Emily Elkins died at her home in Rolling Prairie, Friday, Jan. 4th, 1901, at the age of 80 years. She was among the pioneer settlers of Dodge county, having located in Burnett in 1843.
Gentz - Miss Martha Gentz, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Gentz of the town of Herman, died on Friday, Jan. 4th, 1901, of scarlet fever, aged 19.
Hayes - John Hayes died at his home in Iron Mountain on Jan. 4th, 1901, aged 90 years. Mr. Hayes was for many years manager of the Northwestern Iron Company mines. He is survived by six children.
Maaske - Chas. Maaske, an old and honored citizen of Mayville, died Dec. 31, 1900, at the age of 52 years . A wife and two children survive him.
Kole - Pieritz - Mr. Christian Kole of Leroy, and Miss Anna Pieritz of Watertown, were married at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Pieritz in Watertown, Sunday evening, Jan. 6, 1901. The young couple will make their home in Leroy.
Shulz - Bellack - On January 3, 1901, the marriage between Mr. Chas. Schulz of Fort Atkinson and Miss Annie Bellack of the town of Clyman, took place in this city. The ceremony was performed in the Lutheran parsonage, by Rev. Chr. Sauer, in the presence of Mr. Herman Schulz of Fort Atkinson, and Miss Mary Bellack. The newly-wedded couple departed at once for the home of the groom, where they expect to make a short stay, after which they intend making Watertown their permanent place of residence.
County Clerk Bussewitz has issued marriage licenses to the following named persons on the dates given:
Jan. 7th - Theodore Coschke of Lomira, and Gertie Clark of Burnett.
George Adascheck of Ladelle, S. D., and Ida Redlin of Iron Ridge.
Miss Quis is Insane
Miss Frances Agnes Quis, the young woman found wandering about in Michigan City, Ind., has been adjudged insane by Judge Wallber and committed to the insane asylum at Wauwatosa. Miss Quis, the doctors say, is suffering from delusions of a religious character. She told the doctors that she followed a star to Michigan City, and averred that she was able to walk upon the waters of the lake.
Miss Quis is 23 years of age. Her affliction is believed by the physicians to be of a hereditary nature, as her mother died in the insane asylum at Juneau. Miss Quis, the doctors say, has always been of a religious mind. At one time, they say, the [sic] threatened to jump out of a window, and she destroys her clothing, tearing her dresses and hats. She ran away from home on Jan. 1, when she wandered to Michigan City, where she was found by the police. Drs. R. W. Brown and A. F. Young conducted the examination.--
Milwaukee Evening Wisconsin.
- Martin Miller, our local coal dealer, is on the sick list.
- Aug. Boldt has purchased the lots from H. F. Binte on Oak Grove St., just west of the late Eli Hawks property, and will erect a new residence next spring.
- A number of our young people attended a surprise party at Lowell last Monday evening, given in honor of Baldwin Roth, the occasion being the anniversary of his birth.
- Now is the time to get your harnesses repaired and oiled up. E. G. Rupnow our local harness maker, will do the work for you. Satisfaction guaranteed. Single harness $1.00. Double Harness $1.50.
- Mr. Robert Bohnert, our local blacksmith and machinest, who conducts a repair and blacksmith shop on Center street, has recently added a new gasoline engine to his outfit, and is now prepared to turn out first-class work for all.
- Mr. A. W. Bellows of Beaver Dam died last Tuesday evening, of heart failure. Mr. Bellows was about 70 years of age and leaves a wife and one son. he had served as passenger agent of the C. M. & St. P. R'y. Co. in that city for over thirty years.
- Ex-Sheriff Mich. Lehner has purchased the residence property of Aug. Boldt in the 1st Ward, and moved his family therein on Monday last. Consideration $1350. Mr. Boldt has rented the new house recently built by the Standard Cigar Company on Center St. and now occupies the same.
- Frank Kerr, for a number of years past, the efficient and courteous clerk of the United States Express office at Watertown, has been promoted to the position of messenger, his headquarters being Madison, S. D. Frank's many friends wish him success in his new home. Joe Kennedy succeeds him in the express office in Watertown.
- Hon. Louis G. Bohmrich, the recent candidate for governor on the Democratic ticket, and Mr. Gebhart Willrich of Milwaukee, were transacting business in circuit court here on Monday last. The gentlemen had a few hours at leisure, and were entertained by several of our local sports, who took them out for a rabbit hunt.
- Rev. Dr. Pfeifer, recently of Germany, was appointed as temporary professor of the Northwestern University at Watertown, until the existing vacancy will be permanently filled by the board. The call which had been extended to Prof. Juergensen of St. Paul, was not accepted, and therefore the board will have to decide upon someone else, from its list of candidates.
- St. Thomas Court No. 532, Catholic Order of Foresters, held their annual meeting for the election of officers last week, Thursday evening, and the following officers were elected: Chief Ranger, P. J. Norton; vice chief ranger, Dr. G. I. Wenker; recording secretary, Henry Schebelak; financial sec'y, John Corbett; treasurer, J. T. Ryan; trustees, P. Norton, B. I. Whelan. At the next meeting arrangements will be made to hold a public installation of officers.--Watertown Gazette.
- Mr. Otto Gerbitz sold his saloon building on Oak street last Wednesday, to Frank Daugs of Columbus, for $4,900.
- The marriage of Miss Antoinette Ruedebusch of Mayville, and Mr. Fred Lang of Fond du Lac, is announced. Mr. Lang is connected with the Wis. Land and Lumber Co. at Hermansville, with headquarters at Fond du Lac.
- Hon. C. A. Pettibone, editor of the Oconomowoc Republican, has been elected Sargeant-at-Arms of the Wisconsin Senate. This position Mr. Pettibone has held for several sessions past and his unanimous re-election is the best indorsement of his qualification and efficiency. This action of the Hon. Senators is very pleasing to Mr. Pettibone's many Dodge county friends.
- When Miss Hargraves, our high school assistant, went to her home at Edgerton for the Christmas vacation, she found that some of her people were down with diphtheria. The premises were quarantined and Miss Hargraves could not return to Juneau to resume her school duties. Mrs. Carrier of Edgerton came here and has filled the position for the past two weeks. Miss Hargraves will resume her labors here next week.
- A stock train on the Milwaukee road was wrecked at Columbus last Thursday night. The train broke in two while running in from Fall River and when the front section slacked up, near Columbus, the rear section ran into it, demolishing two cars. One cow and 34 hogs were killed. George Stone, a stock-buyer from Portage, who was asleep in the caboose, was thrown to the floor and severely, but not seriously injured.
- A convention of the Modern Woodmen of Dodge county was held in this city yesterday afternoon. The object of the meeting was to elect two delegates to attend the meeting of the State Camp to be held at Eau Claire, February 13th, 1901.
Later--The delegates elected to attend the State meeting were A. J. Tozer of this city, and G. H. Noyes of Beaver Dam. Alternates, E. J. Albrecht of Mayville, and W. H. Becken of Beaver Dam.
- On complaint of Eugene Sweeney of the town of Clyman, City Marshal J. F. Peters arrested Albert Corr of the town of Lowell last Monday and brought him before Justice Clifford, to answer to a charge of confiscating a pair of dog-skin mittens belonging to the plaintiff. Corr plead guilty and was finded $2.00 and costs, amounting in all to $7.00. The defendant claims he took the mittens by mistake, thinking they were his own.
- The Burlington Standard Democrat, in its last issue, speaks of Miss Erma Edwards, a former Juneau girl, as follows:
"A number of the C. E. friends of Miss Erma Edwards "surprised" that young lady at the residence of H. E. Zimmermann Thursday evening and spent a pleasant evening with her. Miss Edwards leaves for Chicago this morning to again join the Meneley Concert Co., singing at Lindenwood this evening. After three concerts in Illinois the company makes a six weeks tour of Wisconsin and then starts on a trip to the Pacific coast."
- Rev. W. J. Corr, pastor of the M. E. church at Horicon, and Editor Washburn of The Reporter, are engaged in an animated discussion over the attitude and doctrine of Bishop Samuel Fallows of the M. E. Church, or, as one of the disputants says, the Reformed Episcopal Church. The clergyman claims that the editor did not present the attitude of Bishop Fallows fairly, but distorted the report of what was really said by him. The editor waxes wrath at the insinuation and says that according to Rev. Corr's standard of Christianity, Ben Franklin, Thomas Jefferson and Abraham Lincoln were heathens and infidels. Oh, it is a pleasure to be well posted on Theology, or to be able to manufacture any desirable brand of it.
- The census returns give Juneau and Fox Lake about the same population, Juneau's at 891, and Fox Lake at 890. One resident here was not enumerated, which will make the returns the same, but as 194 of Juneau's population are inmates of the County House, it gives Fox Lake a little the best showing after all. The county is about 1,200 shy on population over the last census.--Fox Lake Representative.
- Anything to get a shade the better of the argument, Dean. Is that it? It so happens, however, that our population is 893 instead of 891. We have the authority of our census enumerator for this statement. Again, the 194 inmates of the Asylum and Poor House do not belong to Juneau and are not included in the count of 893. The Asylum and Poor House are not located within the city limits of Juneau but are located just north of the limits, in the town of Oak Grove. Juneau has increased about 13 per cent, since 1895. How is it with Fox Lake?
- The many friends in Oconomowoc and vicinity of Andrew J. Gagan, who has been clerk of the Municipal court since its organization, will learn with interest that he has tendered his resignation of that position. During his term of office he has been polite, courteous, obliging and efficient, with a pleasant greeting for all, no matter how busily engaged, and his duties as clerk have been so faithfully performed as to bring him much merited praise from all having dealings with the office. Mr. Gagan will go to Green Bay, where he has a responsible position with the McCormick Harvester company, and will, later, remove his family to that city. That he and they may meet with naught but prosperity and happiness in their new field and home will be the universal wish. The office of clerk of the court will be filled by Mr. Lou Stone, who entered upon his duties Jan. 1st.--Oconomowoc Free Press.
- Mr. and Mrs. Martin Stapleton, former well known residents of Fox Lake, celebrated their golden wedding at Chippewa Falls on Saturday last, Jan. 5. Mr. and Mrs. Stapleton were married at Watertown, in Jan., 1851. The went to California shortly afterwards, and after a brief stay there, returned to Dodge county, settling in Fox Lake, where Mr. Stapleton was engaged in the mercantile business for many years. He retired from business about ten years ago, but continued to make his home at Fox Lake until last year, when he sold his homestead and moved to Chippewa Falls, where his son Louis is successfully conducting a large drug store. Another son is E. M. Stapleton, the well-known west side druggist at Watertown. Mr. and Mrs. Stapleton have five grown-up daughters, and the parents and children constitute one of the most intelligent and highly respected families of Dodge county. Mrs. Stapleton is a sister of Dr. Edward Johnson of Watertown. The Telephone extends its best wishes to the happy couple and hopes that their lives may be prolonged for many years to come.
- It is currently reported that there was a lively foot race on north Main street last Sunday evening. The story, which however may not be admitted on the witness stand, connects Banker Hemmy with the incident and makes him the hero of the hour. It happened in this way: About 8 o'clock on that memorable evening, as Mr. Hemmy stepped out of the front door of his residence, he noticed a suspicious looking character standing, or rather moving slowly on the opposite side of the street. He finally hailed the man, but failed to get any response. All the direful effects of safe-blowing and bank robberies flashed across his mind, and quicker than a flash he made a heroic dash towards the prowling mystery who had also accelerated his pace. The leader in the race was handicapped with an overcoat and a derby, and the Banker being coatless and hatless, gained ground rapidly. He repeatedly called on the man to stop and even threatened to invoke the power of the law to bring him to time. Houses fled past like an express train; and the wind toyed with the wardrobe of the sprinters buth they showed good form and kept up the gait until they came under the wire neck and neck; when Teddy turned around, extended the glad hand to Theodore and congratulated him on his nerve and moving power.
- Chas. Ward and Aug. Hartt of Horicon, were Juneau visitors on Monday last.
- Wm. Butter of Mayville, was in the city on Monday last.
- Messrs. John Meyer of the town of Clyman, and Raymond Metzger of the town of Lowell, two of the best known young men in that section of the county, were Juneau visitors last Monday and favored this office with a friendly call. Come again, boys.
- Messrs. Emery and Emroy Main, formerly of the village of Oak Grove, were shaking hands with their numerous friends in this vicinity on Monday last.
- Charles Gruber of Knowles was a county seat visitor on Monday last.
- Carl Steinbach, ex-chairman of the town of Williamstown, was in Juneau last Monday on business.
- E. E. Hopkins of Beaver Dam called on his numerous Juneau friends last Monday. Elmer has just recently returned from a two months' visit with relatives in Montgomery, Ala.
- Forrest Smith of Chicago, a brakeman on the C. & N. W. Ry., is visiting his parents in this city.
- Miss Nettie Elliott of Waupun, is the guest of A. E. Warren and family.
- Miss Nettie A. Brett of Fort Atkinson, was the guest of Mrs. Mabel E. Wright, on Tuesday and Wednesday of last week.
- Under-sheriff Wm. Kohl departed Monday last to resume his duties as traveling agent for Barwig Bros. of Mayville. His family will continue to reside in this city.
- Att'y. E. W. Sawyer of Hartford, transacted business in this city Monday.
- M. Hartzheim, J. E. Malone and M. L. Lueck were Milwaukee visitors on Monday last.
- Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Stueber went to Johnsons Creek on Tuesday last, to attend the funeral of Mr. John Warnes.
- Chas. End, Jr., left for Rockford, Ill., on Tuesday last, to accept a position at that place.
- Mrs. D. Rupnow spent Sunday last with Watertown friends.
- Miss Annie Czamanske is visiting her brother and family near Randolph.
- Miss Kate Malone of Beaver Dam is the guest of J. E. Malone and family.
- Miss Gertie Miller of Beaver Dam is the guest of her aunt, Mrs. Ann Coler.
- Dr. Panetti of Hustisford, was in the city last Monday.
- Attorney John G. Conway of Watertown, and Harlow Pease of the same city, were here on professional business last Tuesday.
- Messrs. Michael and Malachi Manning of Clyman, were transacting business in Juneau on Monday last.
- Messrs. Wm. Vogler, H. Budewitz and Chas. Lehmann of Hustisford, circulated among Juneau friends last Monday.
- Among the attorneys from abroad who transacted business in probate court here last Tuesday, we noticed C. E. Hooker and E. D. Doney of Waupun, Harlow Pease and J. G. Conway of Watertown, F. M. Lawrence and Paul O. Husting of Mayville, S. A. Bostwick of Beaver Dam, and H. K. Butterfield of Hartford.
- Mr. E. G. Rupnow, our locar [sic] harness maker, visited with friends in Waterloo over Sunday.
- M. J. Heirlehy of Clyman, was a county seat visitor on Wednesday.
- Hon. Chas. Lentz, the popular and efficient chairman of the County Board of Supervisors, came over from the town of Herman last Tuesday to sign county orders and transact other business.
- Felix Byrnes, chairman of the town of Portland, was in the city last Tuesday.
- Mrs. Eliza Brown of Beaver Dam, was in the city last Tuesday.
- Judge James J. Dick and court reporter J. H. Sawyer of Beaver Dam, had business here on Monday last.
- E. J. Labuwi of Rubicon, was in Juneau on Tuesday last.
- Messrs. Fred Koch and Herman Zeitlow of Hustisford, came to Juneau, Wednesday to attend a meeting of our local camp of Modern Woodmen.
Buggy thieves are getting in their work recently in this city. December 24th, a buggy, buffalo robe and two blankets, the property of John Buckley, were stolen from the barn-yard of S. Molzahn in N. Third street, and the same evening an old buggy was left in Nic Simon's barn-yard on Third street, which it is supposed was left there by the person who took the buggy out of Molzahn's yard. A reward of $50 is offered for information that will lead to the arrest of the thief.--Watertown Gazette.
On the night of Dec. 29, the old buggy that was left in Mr. Simon's yard, and Mr. Buckley's buggy taken in its stead, was also stolen from where it had ben left, and until last Saturday no clue was obtained to either of the missing articles. On that day however, a farmer who lives in the vicinity of the Tom Williams farm in the town of Clyman had for some time been noticing the peculiar actions of Edward Schenck, a new renter on the Williams farm, and he went ot Watertown and told his suspicions to Mr. Molzahn. A search warrant was issued and Officer Pieritz and Mr. Molzahn of Watertown, accompanied by John Buckley, went to the home of Schenck and the buggy was promptly identified as the one taken from the barn-yard of S. Molzahn on the afternoon of Dec. 24th, and belonging to Mr. Buckley. The buffalo robe and two blankets that were taken with the buggy were also recovered.
Schenck was taken to Watertown and placed in the lock-up until Monday morning last, when he was taken before Justice Stacy, and a warrant charging him with the stealing of the goods was read. The case was adjourned until to-morrow (Saturday) Jan. 12, at 9 a. m. He has a wife and several children. The family are said to be in poor circumstances.
Real Estate Sales
- Mr. Dennis Lynard of Owatonna, Minn., is visiting friends and relatives in this vicinity.
- Messrs. Gruel and Roethle shipped three cars of potatoes on Wednesday.
- Mrs. Leo Bub and daughter Loretto, of Watertown, visited here on Tuesday.
- Mrs. Jas. Moran of Watertown, is the guest of her brother, Mr. Michael Carey.
- Mrs. Hattie Falk of LaCrosse, is visiting relatives in this vicinity.
- Rev. Father Tully of Omro, was the guest of Mr. and Mrs. John Dolan a few days this week.
- The Cinch Party given by the Ladies of St. John's Congregation, on Thursday evening of last week, was (as is usual on such occaasions) a very enjoyable affair, both socially and financially. There was 145 paid admissions. Mr. Edgar Metzger won the "booby" prize, a bottle of catsup. The first prize fell to Miss Annie Casper, it being a beautiful gilded ink-stand. Mr. John Darcey had also the same number of games won as Miss Casper, but lost in cutting cards. After lunch was served, a beautiful quilt and book-rest was raffled. The former being won by Paul Hilgendorf of Oak Grove, and the latter by Sheriff-elect Solon.
The following real estate transfers in Dodge county have been recorded during the past week:
- Dec. 27, 1900.--John Ankofer and wife to Anton Bohl, 55 acres in Beaver Dam, $3162.50.
- John F. Gundrum and wife to John J. Neugebauer, 34 acres in the town of Beaver Dam, $1950.00.
- Frederick Grandman and wife to Carl Spielman, small parcel of land in Lomira, $150.
- J. W. Brandt and wife to John Harrison, house and lot in Juneau, $2100.
- Rudolf Peters and wife to Frank Dais, piece of land between Iron Ridge and Woodland, $1100.
- Henrietta Schultz to Fred Sette, parcel of land in the town of Herman, $150.
- Dec. 28.--Philip Kiefer and wife to Otto Klug, 80 acres of land in Shields, $525.
- Jan. 2, 1901.--Gustavus Stolz and wife to E. F. Nicholas, 80 acres in the town of Beaver Dam, $650.
- Henry M. Johnson and wife to Fred J. Albright, lot in Waupun, $250.
- A. Thielke and wife to Charley Scott, property in Herman, $2000.
- Jan. 3.--J. M. Learned and wife to Frank McElroy, outlot No. 174, city of Waupun, $1000.
- Jan. 4.--Wm. Pusch and wife to Lawrence Oilhafen, 40 acres in Rubicon, $3740.
- Jan. 5.--Aug. Boldt and wife to Michael Lehner, lot in Juneau city, $1350.
- Jan. 7.--John J. Walsh to John Walsh, 116 acres of land in Ashippun, $5500.
- John Thauer and wife to Anna Hauser, house and lot in Beaver Dam, $3600.
- John M. Bernd and wife to Francis Zangle, 80 acres in LeRoy, $3860.
- Charles N. Ackerman to W. W. Harris, lot in Waupun, $1000.
- Dec. 29, 1900--Chas. A. Mittlested to John Schroeder, 90 acres in Herman, $8000.
- Wm. Pritchard and others to Emil F. Wagner, block 11, Randolph, $500.
- Dec. 28.--Wm. Pritchard to Julius Dreblow, 6 lots in Randolph, $1025.
- Same parties, lot No. 8, same place, $125.
- James D. Bloor and wife to John Schmidt, parcel of land in Fox Lake town, $2680.
- Dec. 31--Philip Dolan to Fred Hilker, 90 acres in Shields, $5000.
- Geo. Hartwig to Mary Gillis, 40 acres in Emmet, $4000.
- Jan. 2--Ellen Bowe to Margaret Bowe, 40 acres in Trenton, $100 and other valuable considerations.
- Jan. 4--Minnette Dewey to James Peachy, 81 1/2 acres in Burnett, $3600.
Real Estate Deals.
Probate/Legal Notice Excerpts
Mr. John Thauer has recently made the following real estate deals:
House and lot in Beaver Dam, to John Burger, for the Ben Hauser farm near Reeseville.
The Chas. Piper farm to Paul A. Hemmy, in exchange for some lots.
First pub. Jan. 4, 1901.
In the Matter of the Last Will and Testament of Catherine Jones, deceased.
On reading and filing the petition of Ellis Hughes, executor of the last will of Catherine Jones, deceased, representing among other things, that said deceased died seized of certain real estate therein described, and that it is necessary to sell or incumber the same for the payment of the debts of said deceased and the expenses of administration, and praying for a license to sell or incumber the same; and it appearing by such petition that it is necessary to sell or incumber said real estate for such purposes.
First pub. Jan. 11, 1901.
Notice is hereby given, that at the regular term of the county court to be held in and for said county, at the court house in the city of Juneau, in said county, on the 1st Tuesday, being the 5th day of February, A. D. 1901, at 3 o'clock p. m. of said day, the following matters will be heard and considered:
In Re - Estate of William Burger, deceased.
The Application of Christina Burger to admit to probate the last will and testament of William Burger, late of the town of Clyman, in said county, deceased.
First pub. Jan. 4, 1901.
In the matter of the estate of Carl Ludwig, deceased.
On application of Elizabeth Ludwig, administratrix of the estate of said Carl Ludwig deceased, for the adjustment and allowance of her administration account, and the assignment of the residue of said estate to such other persons as are by law entitled to the same.
First publication Jan. 4, 1901.
Mattie Cramer, Plaintiff, vs. Evrett Cramer, Defendant
The State of Wisconsin, to the said defendant:
You are hereby summoned to appear within twenty days after service of this summons upon you, exclusive of the day of service and defend the above entitled action in the court aforesaid; in case of your failure so to do, judgment will be rendered against you according to the demand of the complaint of plaintiff.
First publication Dec. 21, 1900.
Notice is hereby given, that at the regular term of the county court to be held in and for said county, at the court house in the city of Juneau, in said county, on the first Tuesday (being the 5th day) of February, A. D. 1901, at 10 o'clock a. m. of said day, the following matters will be heard and considered:
Estate of Carl F. W. Stolle, deceased.
The Application of Christian Stuesser, executor of the estate of Carl F. W. Stolle, deceased, for the adjustment and allowance of his final account, and the assignment of the residue of said estate.
First Pub. Dec. 7, 1900.
In the Matter of the Proof of the Last Will and Testament of James Murray, deceased.
On reading and filing an instrument in writing purporting to be the last will and testament of James Murray, late of the town of Portland, in the county of Dodge, and State of Wisconsin, deceased, and also the accompanying petition of Joseph Murray and another, representing among other things, that the said James Murray lately died at his home in said town of Portland, and was at the time of his death a resident of said county of Dodge, and State of Wisconsin, that said instrument is the last will and testament of said deceased, and the petitioners aforesaid, are named and appointed by the said last will executors thereof; and praying that a day be appointed for hearing the proofs of said last will and testament.
It is ordered, That the proofs of said instrument be heard before the Judge of this Court on Tuesday, the 22nd day of January, A. D. 1901, at 10 o'clock in the forenoon, at the Court Room in the City Hall in the city of Beaver Dam, in said county.
First pub. Dec. 28, 1900.
Notice is hereby given, that at the regular term of the county court to be held in and for said county, at the court house in the city of Juneau, in said county, on the first Tuesday (being the 5th day) of February, A. D. 1901, at 10 o'clock a. m. of said day, the following matters will be heard and considered:
Estate of Simon P. Damp Sr., deceased.
The Application of Theo. P. Hemmy, administrator of the estate of Simon P. Damp Sr., deceased, for the adjustment and allowance of his final account and the assignment of the residue of said estate.
First pub. Jan. 4, 1901.
Notice is hereby given, that at the regular term of the county court to be held in and for said county, at the court house in the city of Juneau, in said county, on the first Tuesday of February, A. D. 1901, at 10 o'clock a. m. of said day, the following matters will be heard, considered, examined and adjusted:
The Application of L. D. Clark to admit to probate the last will and testament of Rachel M. Whitman late of the village of Fox Lake, in said County, deceased.
First publication Dec. 21, 1900.
In the matter of the estate of Bartholomew McCormick, deceased.
Letters of administration with will annexed on the estate of Bartholomew McCormick, late of the town of Portland, in said county of Dodge, deceased, having been granted to Thos. McCormick, by this court, on the 19th day of December, 1900; now on the application of the said Thos. McCormick, no one having required the appointment of commissioners on said estate.
It is Ordered, That all creditors are required to present their claims and demands against the said Bartholomew McCormick, deceased, for examination and allowance on or before the 19th day of July, 1901, which time is hereby allowed and limited for that purpose.
It is Further Ordered, That any and all claims presented against the said Bartholomew McCormick, deceased, will be examined and adjusted before this court, at its court room, in the Court House, in the city of Juneau, in said county, at a regular term thereof appointed to be held on the 1st Tuesday of September, to-wit, on the 3d day of September, 1901, and all creditors are hereby notified thereof.
Contesting the Will
Heirs Object to Henry D. Phliips' [sic] Will.
Last Tuesday, John L. Atwater and other heirs of the late Henry D. Philips, through their attourneys, filed objections to the probating of the last will and testament of Mr. Phillips. The objections were filed by Harlow Pease of Watertown and K. C. Lewis of this city, and are as follows:
- That said instrument in writing was not duly executed by the said Henry D. Phillips, deceased, as his last will and testament in the manner provided by law.
- That at the time of the execution of said instrument in writing siad Henry D. PHillips was not of sound mind and had not sufficient mental capacity to make a will.
- That the execution of siad instrument in writing was procured by fraud and undue influence exercised over and upon said Henry D. Phillips by Norman Seeley and Thankfull Bennett.
- That said instrument in writing was duly revoked by said Henry D. Phillips in his lifetime.
Dated Jan. 8, 1891.
Harlow Pease and K. C. Lewis, Contestants' Attys.
The will which is being contested was executed by Mr. Phillips Sept. 21, 1900. It left all the real estate and personal property to Mrs. Phillips during her lifetime. After her death, the personal property was bequeathed as follows: $10,000 to Mrs. Phillips' brothers and sisters; $1,000 to the executor of the will, the income from which was to be used for the care of the family lot in the Oak Grove cemetery.
All the residue of the personal property was to go to the grand children of Mr. Phillips' deceased children and these are the person who are asking that the will be set aside.
After the making of the will and before the death of Mr. Phillips, Mrs. Phillips passed away.
G. W. Adams of this city is named as executor of the will. H. K. Butterfield of Hartford, is the Attorney for Mr. Adams. Jas. E. Malone and M. L. Lueck are the attorneys for Mrs. Phillips' relatives, and C. A. Christiansen appeared as special guardian for the minor heirs. The contest will be heard January 29th.
The New County Officers
Last Monday, the new County Officers took charge of the respective offices to which they were elected at the November election, and entered at once upon the discharge of their duties.
Mr. J. J. Solon, the new sheriff, was assisted by a number of his Reeseville neighbors in the removal of his household goods to the county seat. They arrived here shortly after noon and by night the sheriff's residence was occupied by the new official and his family.
Sheriff Solon has made the following appointments:
Under Sheriff, Emil A. Roeseler, of Juneau.
We are informed that the following persons will receive appointments as Deputies:
Henry Peters, Watertown.
Charles R. Goodell, Alderly.
H. Budewitz, Hustisford.
John Hahn, Neosho.
Thomas Ford, Rubicon.
Wm. Butter, Mayville.
A. E. Peasley, Horicon.
J. L. Jarka, Beaver Dam.
Philip Ruedig, Lowell.
County Clerk A. H. Bussewitz, who is his own successor, has appointed John Solon as his deputy. Mr. Solon held the office of County Clerk some years ago, and is thoroughly familiar with the requirements of that position.
Clerk of the Court Geo. W. Theisen will retain T. A. McCollow as hs deputy.
Mr. F. W. Gebhart, who has filled the position of deputy Register of Deeds for the past two years, will continue to assist Register Schluckebier for the ensuing two years.
County Treasurer C. F. Justman will continue to give his personal attention to the duties of his office.
County School Superintendent John Kelley went to Waupun on Monday last and received from Supt. Curtis the fixtures, books and records of the office which he brought to Juneau and placed in his new quarters in the court house, in the room formerly occupied by the sheriff. The new Superintendent entered upon the duties of his office at once, and has already placed himself in communication with the teachers and school clerks of the county.
To Retire from Business
After catering to the business public for twenty-six consecutive years, Mr. William Hierlihy of Clyman feels that he is entitled to a place on the retired list, and has offered his business block for sale through the agency of Geo. W. Morse of this city.
Mr. Hierlihy is one of the pioneer business men of Dodge county, and in his dealings with the public for over a quarter of a century he has gained an enviable reputation as a man of honesty and integrity. Starting a business in 1874, he has seen Clyman grow from a mere railway station to a thriving village, which is situated in the midst of a rich farming community, and which gives promise to become a prominent factor in the commercial affairs of the county.
Mr. Hierlihy's property is situated in the heart of the business portion of the village, and is a most desirable location.
8 February 1901
Ladwig - Mr. Carl Ladwig, one of the best known citizens of the town of Lowell, died at his home there last Saturday, from the effects of an injury received the previous Wednesday. He was engaged in hauling hay from Mud Lake marsh, and when attempting to tie the binding pole, it broke and he fell from the top of the load, striking the ground with great force, receiving fatal injuries. He was carried to his home, where he received the best of care, but to no purpose. Death came to his relief Saturday, Feb. 2. Mr. Ladwig was about 77 years of age at the time of his death. He formerly resided in this vicinity, but moved to Lowell many years ago. His funeral was held last Wednesday, the services being held at the Reform church in Lowell. Deceased is survived by a wife, three sons and one daughter. The sons are Gust Ladwig of the town of Oak Grove, Charles Ladwig of the village of Lowell, and William Ladwig of the town of Beaver Dam.
Bellack - Spiegelberg - Mr. Emil Bellack and Miss Ida Spiegelberg, both of the town of Clyman, were united in the holy bonds of matrimony on Sunday last, at the Lutheran parsonage in Juneau, Rev. Sauer officiating. Miss Mary Bellack acted as maid-of-honor, and Mr. Paul Spiegelberg as best man. The newly married couple expect to make their home on a farm this side of Hustisford, which they have rented.
Binzel - Branick - Mr. Rudolph Binzel and Miss Mary Branick of Beaver Dam, were married at St. Peters church in that city last Tuesday. The groom is the son of J. Ph. Binzel. The young couple will take an extended wedding trip through the south.
- Watch for the band parade by the Peoples Players band at noon.
- Fresh Vegetables, every Wednesday and Saturday, at Jos. Langer's.
- There is an unclaimed letter in the Juneau postoffice for Mr. John Lenz.
- The Oconomowoc papers announce that a son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Emery Main, on Wednesday of last week.
- The People's Players at popular prices. Children 15 cents; general admission 25 cents and reserved seats 35 cents, now on sale at Wendt's Drug Store.
- Mr. G. W. Adams sold G. W. Sloan's house on North Main St. to Jerry Mahoney of the town of Clyman. The house is occupied at present by Chas. Weber.
- The many friends of G. W. Sloan will be pleased to learn that he has so far recovered from his recent long sickness as to be able to be in his law office during a portion of each day.
- The recent cold snap has caused our streets to be nearly devoid of teams and foot-passengers. There seems to be a great deal of trouble travelling on the country roads on account of snow drifts.
- Thomas H. Kyle of Ft. Atkinson, a brakeman on the C. & N. W. Ry. was fatally injured last Tuesday evening at Jefferson Junction, by being caught between the engine and the first car of his train. Medical aid was immediately summoned from Jefferson.
- A light fall of snow Wednesday night improved the sleighing a little. Most of the rigs coming into town are now on runners, although heavy loads cannot be hauled because the roads are bare in many places, especially on grades and turn-pikes.
- We are informed that Mr. John Thauer of this city, is a candidate for the office of County Judge. Mr. Thauer does not admit right out that he is a bona-fide candidate, neither does he deny that he will make a canvass for a nomination and an election.
- Ex-Sheriff Michael Lehner, who recently purchased the Boldt property on North Main street in this city, will begin the erection of a new residence as soon as the weather will permit, in the spring. He has a team and two men at work every day hauling stone for the basement.
- The weather during the present week has been cold and snappy, and the atmosphere bracing. The temperature ran low, dropping almost every night below the 0 mark. Although chilly, it has not been unpleasant, but on the contrary, was what might be called ideal winter weather.
- We have before us the annual report of the Campbellsport Mutual Fire Insurance Company, for the year 1900, of which H. A. Wrucke, a former Horicon boy, is secretary and general manager. The report makes a remarkably good showing as is noted by the following figures:
Bal. in force Dec. 31, 1900, No. 884...........................959,342.82
Losses paid since organization No. 42...................9,525.93
Average Am't of Insurance in force per policy....1,085.22
Policies issued since organization No. 2867..........3,272,560.83
- At the annual meeting of the Jefferson County Agricultural Society held recently, Mr. O. F. Roeseler was re-elected as secretary of the association. Oscar is a hustler, and under his management the Jefferson County Fair will be as good as any in the state, or we will miss our guess.
- Mr. Albert Doering, who for some time was the foreman and head machinist in C. G. Briemann's machine shop and foundry in this city, but for the past year or more has been employed in Waterloo, has purchased a machine shop in that village. The plant was formerly owned by a stock company.
- The Saturday night whist club met at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Sol. Rudolf last Saturday night, and were royally entertained. It is needless to commend the hospitality of the host and hostess, as it is now so well known. The gentleman's first prize was won by Mr. John Thauer, and the ladies' by Miss Patricia Malone.
- George Stuesser, a patient in the Asylum, was very sick during the fore part of the week and it was reported that he could not live. His condition changed for the better on Wednesday, and he is reported to be out of danger now. His father, Mr. C. Stuesser, of Iron Ridge, was with him during the most critical period of his illness.
- Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Doerr are the happy parents of a young son who came to gladden their hearts last Sunday night. The boys say that Art is the "biggest" man in the Standard Cigar Factory, and that he is setting up a superior brand of the product of that well known establishment. This boy is number 2 in the Doerr catalogue.
- Rev. Chr. Sauer attended the services of the Lutheran conference at Watertown last week. The circuit which makes up this conference, comprises about 20 ministers of the Wisconsin synod, all fo whom live in Watertown and adjacent cities and towns. The next semi-annual meeting of this body will be held in Oconomowoc next summer.
- Last week Thursday the case of the State vs. Fred. Day was up for hearing in Justice Stacy's court. Day is a resident of the town of Ashippun, and the charge is made against him by Paul Schaefer, of Milwaukee, a former resident of Ashippun, that he (Day) took 500 pounds of barbed wire fencing from Schaefer's premises on July 8th last. The case was postponed to February 7th, Justice Stacy taking defendant's own recognizance for appearance in the sum of $100.--Watertown Gazette.
- Mrs. George W. Sloan went to Jefferson Saturday and entered up judgment in two cases tried by Mr. Sloan last fall. Mrs. Sloan not only nursed her husband during his illness, but also attended to the disposition of matters before the courts in three counties. She desires to express her thanks to the members of the bar, as well as the Court, at home and abroad, for the uniform courtesy shown to her in her efforts to carry out the instructions of her husband, given sometimes while semi-delirious.
- The Circuit Court for Jefferson County convened in Jefferson on Monday last. Among the cases on the calendar of interest to Dodge county people, are the State of Wis. vs. Edward Schenck formerly of Emmet, but now of Oak Grove, who will be tried for larceny, and the matter of the proof of the will of Susan S. Cady of Watertown. In the latter case, Attorneys J. E. Malone and M. L. Lueck of this city, will appear for the contestants, while Attorneys John G. Conway and Harlow Pease of Watertown, are employed by the beneficiaries.
- A cattle disease known as malignant anthrax, has broken out among the cattle in the town of Winchester, Winnebago county. Anton Brotz has lost ten head of cattle, one horse, forty chickens, fifty geese and all of his turkeys and hogs. The only stock remaining being his flock of sheep. Health officers decided that the barns and outbuildings on the place should be burned to check the spread of the disease, and accordingly the buildings were burned last week. Malignant anthrax was unknown in Wisconsin until now, but it is quite prevalent in Illinois and Iowa. Baccilla causes the membrane of the throat and lungs of animals to puff up and suffocation follows.
- There is a call published is [sic] this issue, for a Democratic County Convention, to be held in this city on Tuesday, March 5th, to place in nomination a candidate for the office of County Judge. Notices for the time and place of holding the caucuses, to elect delegates to this convention have been sent out by the secretary of the county committee, J. G. Bachhuber, and it is the desire of the committee that a caucus be held in each precinct and that each precinct may send to the convention the number of delegates to which it is entitled.
- At the regular monthly meeting of the Juneau Fire Department, held last Monday night, a motion of John Clifford resulted in the appointment of Chief Becker, Secretary Sanborn and Treasurer C. F. Schwantz as a committee to consult with the Common Council with a view to getting some financial aid to procure new uniforms for the Fire Department. A fund for that purpose has already been started by the Department, each member paying a monthly fee of ten cents. The members who are giving their services to the city, free of cost, think that the City Fathers ought to help them a little in buying the new clothes. They believe that the taxpayers whose property they are ready to protect, will not object to a reasonable appropriation to help them out. The boys have fought and extinguished a good many fires during the past five years and are willing to keep on doing so, whether they get the new uniforms or not; but would undoubtedly feel better if they could look more like a company whenever occasion requires their appearance in public.
Last Friday evening, while returning from a trip to Mayville, a team of livery horses driven by Fred Lehman and J. G. Bachhuber, became unmanageable and got away from the occupants of the sleigh. When nearing the city limits of Juneau, Mr. Bachhuber who had been endeavoring to check the frightened horses in their mad career, handed the reins to Mr. Lehman, who soon saw that he also was unable to guide them. Both prepared to jump, but Mr. Lehman clung to the lines. When in front of the residence of John Kelley the horses turned to the right and collided with a large telephone pole. Here they broke loose from the sleigh and were separated. The momentum of the sleigh threw Mr. Bachhuber headlong into the snow, a distance of about twenty feet.
Mr. Lehman was less fortunate. He also was thrown from his seat, but in such a manner that he collided headfirst with the post. He was picked up in an unconscious state and carried into the office of the Juneau House, where he soon revived. It was found that his face had been quite badly cut and that he was also hurt about the body, but notwithstanding these facts his friends hope to hear of his complete recovery shortly.
Last Saturday, a meeting of the contending parties in the Lowell-Shields road litigation was held in the office of the County Judge, and the following commissioners were selected by Judge Barney to meet on the premises near the proposed road and consider the advisability of construction.
The proposed road is to run from a point in section 10, the town of Shields on the boundry line of Lowell, thence west 3/4 mile to the SE corner of Sec. 4 of the town of Lowell, about 1/4 mile from boundry line. As part of this road is to be wholly in Lowell it was necessary to appoint a separate commission for Lowell, and also a joint commission, as follows. For town of Lowell, D. B. Holt of Elba, Jerry Bowe of Trenton, James Miller of Calamus. Joint commissioner--S. M. Austin of Elba, Fred Vocks of Beaver Dam town, and John Roach of Elba.
The commissioners are to meet on Saturday, (to-morrow) Feb. 9, 1901.
The Young Ladies' of St. Mary's Congregation of this city, held a Card Party in the City Hall last Thursday evening, which was a decided success. There were about a dozen tables each, of whist and cinch. Six games were played at each table, after which the prizes were awarded. Mrs. Michael Lehner secured the first prize in cinch and Charles Sanborn carried off the honors in whist. Lunch was served after play.
The Phillips Will Case
Judge Barney Hears Additional Evidence. Expert Testimony.
The hearing in the Henry D. Phillips will case was resumed before Judge Barney yesterday. All the attorneys in the case were present and a large number of witnesses were put upon the stand. Many of the witnesses were physicians, who gave expert testimony as to the mental condition of Mr. Phillips, at or about the time he made the will, which is being contested. Like all other professional men, the doctors had widely different opinions, relative to the case. Much of the time was consumed by the lawyers in the argument of questions raised as to the competency of much of the evidence offered or proposed to be offered. Judge Barney will, in all probability, after the evidence is all in, take the case under careful consideration before deciding it. Both sides seem to be very much in earnest, and it is safe to predict that whatever Judge Barney's decision, the case will be carried to the higher courts.
County Clerk Bussewitz has issued marriage licenses to the following named persons on the dates given:
Jan. 30 - Henry Oestreich and Clara Guetzlaff, both of Watertown.
Jan. 31 - Anton A. Fischer and Bertha Bauer, both of Beaver Dam.
Feb. 1 - Frank J. Thieme of Oak Grove, and Katie Schuetz of Rubicon.
Robert Sugden of Courtland, Columbia county, and Isabella Clem of Beaver Dam.
Feb. 2 - Lewis Adams of Madison, and Flora Minckler, Dodge County.
Geo. N. Stagner of Calamus, and Emma Domann of Beaver Dam.
Feb. 5 - Peter Straseske and Maggie Moldenhauer, both of Randolph.
Feb. 6 - Chas. A. Kohn and Anna Nowack, both of Watertown.
On Monday last, Messrs. John Herberg of Mayville, Frederick Engel of Horicon, and Solomon Rudolf of this place, the superintendents of the Insane Asylum and Poor House, met here to receive bids for furnishing meat to those institutions for the coming year. After carefully considering all the bids handed in, the contract was awarded to Mr. R. J. Langenbach of Mayville, the gentleman who has the contract at present for supplying the beef used in both institutions. His bid was $5.70 per hundred, the proportions being one hind quarter to two fore quarters.
Last Tuesday, Messrs. Frank O'Connell of Emmet, Robert Muenchow of Mayville, and E. E. Parker, of Beaver Dam, the committee on county printing, met here for the purpose of examining the printed proceedings of the County Board, for the year 1900. Sherman & Sherman of Beaver Dam, had the contract for doing the work. They delivered to the committee 1000 copies printed in English, and 500 printed in the German language. The work was accepted by the committee and turned over to the county clerk for distribution among the several towns, cities and villages in the county.
- Charles Hawks of Horicon was a Juneau visitor on Sunday last.
- Miss Mae Kelley of Oshkosh is visiting her parents.
- M. Kiefer of the town of Shields was in Juneau last Saturday.
- Lester Lees and Arthur Thauer were the guests of Peter Schershel at Horicon last Sunday.
- Frank Rudolf, who is teaching school in the town of Ashippun, visited his parents over Saturday and Sunday.
- M. E. Terry, chairman of the town of Lowell, was in the city on business last Saturday.
- Messrs. Fred Hanff and J. Ed. Sawyer of Horicon were in attendance at the meeting of the Democratic Co. Committee last Saturday.
- Mr. Wm. H. Holt of Beaver Dam, who is at present teaching the school in Joint Dist. No. 11, town of Shields, was a Juneau visitor on Saturday last.
- Co. Supt. of Schools John Kelley, was in Lebanon on Thursday of last week.
- Messrs. Frank McCall, chairman of the town of Shields, Frank McHugh, Frank Strahota and Martin Donigan, all of Shields, were county seat visitors on Saturday last.
- Messrs. Frank Tennien of Reeseville, and Chas. Kuntz of the town of Lowell, were in Juneau on Saturday last renewing acquaintance with our citizens.
- John T. Collins of Clyman, attended the meeting of the Democratic county committee in Juneau on Saturday last.
- Mr. Conrad Hauser of Rubicon, was shaking hands with relatives and friends in our city on Saturday last.
- Messrs. W. H. Neider of Hustisford, and Aug. Seefeldt of the town of Herman, were in the city last Friday and while here they paid this office the compliments of a friendly and substantial call.
- Mr. Chas. Sanborn spent Saturday and Sunday with friends and relatives at Waterloo and Jefferson.
- Mr. Ben Hauser of Reeseville, was in Juneau Tuesday.
- Herman Muth of Horicon, formerly proprietor of the Park Hotel in this city, was a county seat visitor on Friday last. Herman is agent for the Blatz Brewing company of Milwaukee.
- Messrs. Mark Lovell and ex-Co. Clerk A. W. Wallace of Waupun, were in Juneau Friday last on business.
- Mrs. G. W. Sloan and daughter Loretta, made a visit to Milwaukee last Monday.
- Hon. Wm. Schwefel of the town of Lebanon, was called to the county seat on business, last Tuesday.
- Mr. Chr. Steusser of Iron Ridge, the efficient town clerk of the town of Hubbard, was here on business, last Tuesday. He is the administrator in the Stolle estate, and as such administrator, filed his final account.
- Attorney H. S. Merwin of Fox Lake, was here last Tuesday on probate court business. Mr. Merwin's frequent visits to the county seat, in his professional capacity, is very strong evidence of his rapidly increasing business.
- Hon. B. F. Sherman and his son W. H. Sherman, editors and proprietors of the Beaver Dam Argus, were in Juneau last Tuesday.
- Ex-County Superintendent H. C. Curtis of Waupun, made a business trip to Juneau last Tuesday.
- Judd Barber and Alpha Warren were Waupun visitors the fore part of this week.
- J. E. Malone made a business trip to Chicago last Saturday, returning Monday.
- E. F. Mertz of Milwaukee, circulated among his Juneau friends last Saturday.
- E. E. Parker of the Dodge County Citizen, made a trip to Juneau last Tuesday.
- Judge Barney held his regular term of probate court in Juneau last Tuesday.
- Attorney Thauer of Watertown, was a Juneau visitor last Tuesday.
- W. C. North of Fox Lake, was transacting business at "the Hub" on Tuesday last.
- Attorney J. T. Lindley of Randolph transacted legal business in Juneau Tuesday.
- Hon. Chas. Lentz of the town of Herman, the popular and efficient chairman of the county board of supervisors, was here on Tuesday last for the purpose of attaching his signature to county orders.
- Mr. and Mrs. Peter Thauer of the town of Emmet, and Mrs. William Burger of the town of Clyman, were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. John Thauer last Tuesday, while here on business connected with the settlement of the estate of Mr. William Burger, lately deceased.
- Former Clerk of the Court S. J. Sumner of Waupun, was in the city on legal business last Tuesday.
- Attorney A. G. Schwefel, one of Milwaukee's rising young lawyers, transacted business in the Probate Court here last Tuesday.
- Chairman Frank O'Connell of the town of Emmet, E. E. Parker, who represents the Third ward of the city of Beaver Dam on the County Board, and Robt. Muenchow, a County Board member from Mayville, were here on official business last Tuesday.
- Mrs. Olaf Schroeder and two children are visiting Mrs. Schroeder's mother, Mrs. W. T. Rambusch.
- Major C. H. Gardner, one of Watertown's best known attorneys transacted business at the county seat last Tuesday.
- Mrs. Horn of Fond du Lac is visiting her brother, Mr. Fred Arnold of this city.
- Miss Bessie Foley spent Tuesday and Wednesday last with friends and relatives at Hartford.
- Mrs. Mabel E. Wright, and the Misses Anna Yankey and Mamie O'Connor spent one day last week as the guest of Beaver Dam friends.
- Mrs. John Barber is visiting with friends and relatives at Fond du Lac the present week.
- Mr. Daniel Davy, a former resident of the town of Trenton, but now a business man of Mason City, Iowa, is visiting his old friends in Dodge county. He was in Juneau last Tuesday and called on H. A. Schluckebier and J. E. Malone, former neighbors at Beaver Dam. Mr. Davy is at present an agricultural implement dealer, at Mason City, and is evidently meeting with good success.
- Mr. William Neitzel, one of Lebanon's successful farmers, and school clerk of district No. 8 in that town, while in the city last Wednesday, favored us with a friendly call.
- Mrs. George Wilson of the town of Lowell, visited with friends in the city last Thursday.
- The Misses Lena Rohr and Lena Blemke, and Mrs. Albert Bertel, returned last Tuesday afternoon from a three-weeks visit with Mrs. Bertel's sister in Indiana.
- Mr. Bert Lipka, who has been visiting friends in South Dakota during the past three weeks, was called home Wednesday on account of the illness of his father, who was quite seriously hurt by a fall, a few days ago.
J. G. Allard a Candidate
May be Chosen State Dairy Commissioner of Colorado
It is reported among his Juneau friends, that J. G. Allard, a former well-known resident of this place is a candidate for the office of State Dairy Commissioner of Colorad, and that in all probability he will be selected to fill that important position. We sincerely hope that the rumor is well-founded, because he is peculiarly fitted for the place. Mr. Allard was the pioneer commission merchant of this place, on a large scale, and was one of the very first men to build a creamery in Dodge county. This was over 20 years ago, and at a time when our farmers were devoting their efforts to the raising of grain, almost entirely. But few of them then agreed with Mr. Allard, who contended that dairying was a coming and profitable industry. he was clearly correct in his ideas and predictions. Our county is now dotted with cheesefactories [sic] and creameries, and the annual income to farmers from this source is greater than from any other. Indeed it may be said that the dairy cow is the stand-by of the Dodge county farmer.
Mr. Allard's practical experience here and his up-to-date ideas along this line, give him a special and peculiar fitness for the office of State Dairy Commissioner, which very few men possess. Before going west he conducted personally, one of the largest and best creameries in this county, and with marked success. He could not make butter enough to supply the rapidly growing demand for his superior product, and could only fill his orders by engaging in an extensive commission business, and selecting the best product he could purchase from the farmers who were known to be the best dairy butter-makers.
If the State authorities of Colorado are alive to thier best interests, and desire a well qualified man for the position in question, the selection of Mr. Allard should not be delayed.
4 January 1907, Friday
Mr. and Mrs. Henry E. Davis Married Sixty-Five Years
[picture caption: Four Generations of the Davis Family of Beaver Dam, Headed by "Great Grandma" Davis, Aged 84 years.]
Wausau, Wis., Dec. 26.--[Special.] - Mr. and Mrs. Henry E. Davis of Beaver Dam, parents of P. H. Davis of this city, are perhaps the longest married couple in the state of Wisconsin. On December 2 they celebrated the sixty-fifth anniversary of their wedding and at the celebration there were represented two groups of four generations, four generations in his family and four headed by Mrs. Davis. They were married in Cleveland, O., in 1841.
Shortly after their marriage they came to Wisconsin, living first at Milwaukee, where Mr. Davis worked at his trade as millwright. Several years afterward they moved to Stevens Point, later to Beaver Dam. The hardships and difficulties encountered in their endeavor to make a home out of the then dense forest were many and varied.
Ten children were born of the union, five boys and five girls. Of these there survive four boys and three girls, the oldest child being 62 years old. P. H. Davis of this city is the second oldest child.
Mr. Davis was born in England, coming to America at the age of 10 years. His early life in this country was spent in Cleveland. Mrs. Davis was born in Massachusettes, coming to Cleveland when quite young, with her parents. She lived at Cleveland until after her marriage.
Mr. Davis is 90 years old and Mrs. Davis is 6 years hhis junior.
Volney Atwood is Dead
Oldest Odd Fellow in State, He Lived to Age of 94 Years, Honored in Community
Janesville, Wis., Dec. 31.--[Special.]--Volney Atwood, aged 94 years, died yesterday. He was one of the first white settlers in this section of the state and was the oldest Odd Fellow in point of service in Wisconsin. Mr. Atwood was born in Franklin county, Vermont, February 28, 1812. In July, 1837 he arrived at Janesville, going via Chicago by stage and horseback.
He took up a claim of government land of 320 acres just north of here and later purchased it from the government. In 1843 he purchased the old American house, one of the first stage taverns in southern Wisconsin. In 1845 and 1846 he was sheriff of Rock county, and in 1847 was elected register of deeds. He retired from active business in 1884.
Aside from serving as treasurer of the local lodge of Odd Fellows for twenty years, he also was twice elected grand treasurer of the grand lodge of the state.
Shaughnessey To Be Chief
Police Captain Will Succeed Henry C. Baker at Madison
Madison, Wis., Dec. 31.--[Special.]--Capt. Thomas Shaughnessey, who for ten years has been a police captain and for about twelve years was on the police force, will this afternoon be elected chief of police by the board of fire and police commissioners to fill the place made vacant by the resignation of Henry C. Baker, it is expected.
Pays For Joke With Arm
Janesville, Wis., Dec. 31.--[Special.]--While hiding under a corn shredder in an endeavor to joke his fellow workmen, Will Maize, a young Englishman, was caught by one mitten in the rolls of the machine and it will be necessary to amputate one forearm.
May Settle Case Amicably
Janesville, Wis., Dec. 31.--[Special.]--The hearing to determine the proper person to have custody of Arthur Wood, kidnaped last week, was continued to January 11. It is expected that the whole matter will be settled out of court.
Catch Depot Robbers
Detectives Solve Palmyra Mystery After a Year, and Get Confession from Prisoner
Palmyra, Wis., Dec. 31--[Special.]--Persistent and unceasing work by railroad detectives has resulted in solving the mystery of the robbery of the Milwaukee road depot here a year ago. About $125 was stolen. Frank Wiles and Albert Fisher were arrested shortly afterward at La Crosse, but were released for want of evidence. Investigation this fall again directed the detectives toward them, and after Wiles had been rearrested in Milwaukee, Fisher was taken and he turned state's evidence. It is said Wiles also has confessed.
Caught Wolf By The Tail
Oconto, Wis., Dec. 31.--[Special.]--Louis Grosse, the 16-year-old son of John Grosse of Little Suamico, killed a large wolf near that place on December 21. He brought the scalp up to County Clerk Leigh on Wednesday and received his bounty check for it.
Mr. Grosse and his son were hunting and their dog struck the wolf track early in the morning and followed it until late in the afternoon. The animal was by this time tired out and tried to crawl under a wire fence near where Mr. Grosse was standing. He grabbed it by the tail and began swinging it around. The boy came and shot it.
Gets Big Lumber Contract
Wausaukee, Wis., Dec. 31.--[Special.]--C. Constine & Son are filling the largest order for piling ever secured by a logging concern in the country. The firm will furnish the Wisconsin & Michigan Railway company 10,000 pieces of tamarack piling. The material is being cut at Constine.
La Crosse--Fired destroyed the large undertaking establishment and upholstering department of Tillman brothers, causing a loss of about $6000, partly covered by insurance.
La Crosse--Robbers looted the sawmills of the Trow and Phillips Lumber companies, securing nearly $700 worth of brass and belting.
Bridegroom Is Missing
Frank Kellogg, New London, Disappears Few Hours Before Ceremony Was to Be Performed.
New London, Wis., Dec. 29.-- [Special.]--Twelve hours before he was to have led Miss Lillian Brusberg to the altar as his bride, Frank Kellogg, proprietor of the National laundry here, disappeared, and no trace of his whereabouts has been discovered.
The marriage was to have taken place at the Catholic church Christmas morning. He left home Christmas eve. Friends of Kellogg claim he must have met with foul play, but friends of the bride doubt the theory and are greatly incensed at him.
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