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Brittingham & Hixon Lumber Co.

J Weber & Son Lumber Co.

Yawkey-Crowley Lumber Co.

210 S Water

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On Saturday a deal was completed whereby the firm of J. Weber & Son came into possession of the lumber yard conducted for several years past on upper Main Street by the extensive lumbering concern of Brittingham & Hixon, who owns a large number of yards in Wisconsin and adjoining states.The consideration is not given.The sale includes only the stock contained in the yard, the realty being owned by other parties.Messrs. Weber & Son will continue their new possession on a separate concern from their well-known establishment, which has held forth for so long a period on Water Street.Frank S. Weber will be manager of the Main Street yard.Henry F. Lange, who has been Brittingham & Hixonís manager here for three years, will now be in the employ of the new owner.†† WR


04 27†††††† Henry F. Lange, until recently manager of the Brittingham & Hixon lumber yard in this city, according to the investigation made of the firmís books here by its Madison representative, is short in his account $1,590.20.This lumberyard was sold a few days ago to J. Weber & Son, of this city, and Mr. Lange remained in the office to settle up the old firmís business.Early last week he left the city, saying he would be back in a few days, during his absence, the firmís auditor came here and discovered the shortage.Mr. Lange was located in Milwaukee by Chief of Police Block and brought here on Sunday.Since arriving in the city Mr. Lange has made a satisfactory settlement with Brittingham & Hixon; but District Attorney Rogers conducted his examination before Justice Stacy on Wednesday on the criminal side of the case, and had him bound over to the circuit court, bail being fixed at $500, which he furnished.The probabilities are that the circuit court will dismiss the case.WG



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03 12†††††† A new building firm has entered into the competition in Watertown namely the J. Weber & Son Lumber Company, doing business in Water Street, the leading proprietors of which are Frank B. Weber and Ferdinand Schmutzler.From now on they will be factors in the building trade here and will solicit business along that line.The company claims to be in a position where they can figure on all classes of building work in this city, adjoining towns and those who are contemplating the erection of buildings during the coming year will do well to call and secure estimates which will be cheerfully furnished on all class of structures.WG


11 10†††††† J. Weber & Son Co sold to Yawkey-Crowley Lumber Co

J. Weber & Son, dealers in lumber, have sold their lumber yard on Water Street to the Yawkey Crowley Lumber Co., of Waupun, Wis., possession to be given January 1, 1905.The price paid is not made public.The members of the Weber Co. have not fully decided yet as to what business they will embark in.


1905†††††† J. Weber & Son Co sold to Yawkey-Crowley Lumber Co

01 04†††††† The Yawkey-Crowley Lumber Co. have taken charge of the lumber business they recently purchased of the J. Weber & Son Co. of this city, and are now ready to supply the public at their yard in Water street with everything in the lumber and building line.


They mean to keep up the high reputation of this yard and if possible to improve the premises so that anyone wanting lumber in Watertown and surrounding country will find it to their advantage to patronize them. They have decided not to go into the building business, but will simply carry on a lumber yard, and handle everything in the lumber line usually carried in that line of business.


The yard in this city will be under the personal management of H. F. Voeger, one of the best lumber men in the state.


The new proprietors come to Watertown highly recommended and our people will find them well worthy of their confidence and patronage.†† WDT



01 08†††††† Former manager Cole charged with embezzlement; Julius Podolske assumes position†† WG


07 23†††††† Oscar Albertsen of Pekin, Ills., is now manager of the Yawkey-Crowley Lumber Co. yards in this city, succeeding Hy Boeger, who resigned and removed to Arlington, Heights, Ills. on account of his health.The new manager comes to our city well recommended, having an excellent schooling in the lumber business and being a courteous and affable young man.He is married and has two children.Our citizens heartily welcome him and his family to Watertown.†† WG


1997†††††† The Market in the Old Mills District†† Ė†† Watertown Antiques Market

10 16†††††† The new Watertown Antiques Market will celebrate its grand opening Saturday and Sunday when browsers and buyers can view the many fine items displayed in the loft area of The Market.The Watertown Antiques Market is located in the shopping area called The Market in the Old Mills District, 210 S. Water St.Several other businesses are located on the ground level of the indoor shopping mall, located in a former lumberyard building which has been restored to an Old World atmosphere with exposed wood beams, skylights and brick walkways.†† WDT



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