Remember When: 1890 (Shakopee Courier)

From the Shakopee Courier

Jan. 3. 1890

Carriage Painting.—Persons desiring to have wagons or carriages repainted, will receive prompt attention and first-class work by leaving orders at Anton Koeper’s Wagon shop. Charges reasonable.

P.V. Philipp sells the New Improved Easy-Running Household Sewing Machine.

No. 172 was the lucky number that drew the doll at Poetz Sisters.—Mr. Herman Schroeder being the holder of that ticket.

Bring your jars to Shakopee Pork House and get them filled with Pure Leaf Lard at 7 cents a pound.

Jan. 10, 1890

It is stated that Otto Spielman and one of the Annen boys will soon own a saloon in the Ries building on Lewis street.

A Big Offer.—The St. Paul Daily Tribune is now offered for $2 for a years subscription. The holiday rate of $1.50 expired Jan. 1, but surely $2 is cheap enough for such an important daily as the News has grown to be. Send money direct to H. P. Hall, or through this office if you wish. Clubbed with the Courier for cash for only $3.00.

Jan. 17, 1890

Postmaster Wilson is having his room on the ground floor of this building painted and papered so that it wouldn’t be known from its previous appearance. And besides, he has put a large window on the First street side. Mr. Strait’s building is now fully occupied.

The baby King of Spain is the thirteenth of his name. His mother feels nervous about him.

Jan. 24, 1890

Another Pioneer Dies.—John Burnham, one of Shakopee’s early settlers, died in Minneapolis on Monday last at the age of 68. He was one of our first settlers, and will be remembered by the members of the old settlers’ association of Shakopee. The funeral services were held at the Presbyterian church of this city on Wednesday.

Thermometer 30 below Wednesday early morning, and 20 at 8:30 o’clock.

A close personal friend of John D. Rockefeller estimates his wealth at $129,000,000, and predicts that in ten years he will be the richest man on earth.

Jan. 31, 1890

George W. Childs has lately added three hundred and twenty clocks to the number he had on hand, and he is now the possessor of over eleven hundred tick-tack time-pieces which he keeps in a room set aside for the purpose.

For Sale or Exchange for Farming Lands: The George Reis Building in Shakopee. Inquire of Chas. Bornarth, Agent.

Atty. Frank J. Leonard was in attendance at the meeting of the commissioners Monday, on behalf of the Jordan end of the county sent imbroglio.

Feb. 7, 1890

Huth Bros. have rented the warehouse on the upper levee from Nick Berens and have packed therein about 100 tons of ice.

There was a number of people in town fair day, with considerable pigs and horses, and a small display of fresh milch cows, at usual prices.

The blacksmith firm of Maetzold & Siewert has been dissolved, Mr. Siewert retiring.

Albert Nachtsheim has severed his connection to Hubert Wagner in the blacksmith shop here and will go to Lakeville and open a shop.

Feb. 14, 1890

Our Judge, Mr. N. Meyer, is having a well dug at his place at present. But, Judge, wherefore the well? The Shakopee beer is now indeed celebrated.

Mr. Otto Spielmann, the new saloonkeeper, had an opening last Saturday. Many a keg was opened and still more glasses filled and emptied again.—There are many who think, alas! if there were only such an opening every day.

From John Clark of Bloomington Ferry, we learn that the iron work was finished on the bridge Wednesday, and the plan is expected to be laid and all ready to cross by March 1st.

Feb. 21, 1890

Frank Gellenbeck says he has finally arranged to take the Conter building on Second street (formerly Ring’s hotel), and open it about April 1st as a hotel, and for which purposes important changes will be made, in repairing etc. Frank should make a good landlord, as he has had considerable experience in the business.

New Shoe Store. Peter Miller, Proprietor. I keep the best stock of Men’s, Women’s, Misses’ and Children’s Shoes. No Paper Soles or Counters. Keep the best stock of Rubber and Felt goods in the market. Ready-Made Goods Sold only for Cash. Boots and Shoes made to order. Repairing neatly done on short notice. Give me a call. Peter Miller. Holmes Street, Shakopee, Minn.

Feb. 28, 1890

The New Bridge.—It is announced that the Bloomington bridge was finished and open for travel on Tuesday. From the Minneapolis Times we learn that the total cost is $28,000. That “the bridge is an elegant structure with a 275 ft. draw, and composed entirely of iron.” What are the Minneapolis kickers going to do about it? They were not previous enough to their opposition. As to the benefits to be derived therefrom by Scott county, that remains to be seen. As to any loss of trade by Shakopee business men therefrom, they must learn to compete with the Twin Cities, and thus hold their own, or rather do better by this competition, which is acknowledged to be the life of trade. Sufficient inducements should be offered to induce the Bloomington prairie people to come to Shakopee to trade. It is true that Minneapolis has the advantage, but fight ‘em, fight ‘em.

In Clinton, Mo, the other day a decree of divorce was granted Mrs. Sarah Brown, wife of Major Brown, on the ground of desertion. In less than half an hour after the decree had been granted the wronged and forsaken divorced wife found solace for her blighted affections by wedding J. Gier. This case probably beats the record, except in one instance where the applicant for divorce had her prospective second husband in court and the judge who granted the divorce married the couple with his next breath.

District school 41 which has been closed for several weeks will open again Monday, March 3, with George W. Hutton as teacher. Mr. Hutton was formerly principal of night school in Minneapolis.

March 7, 1890

For Sale on Reasonable Terms. The 60-acre farm situated in the city of Shakopee, a half-mile from post office, known as the “Judge Brown Place.” A large stone house, double cellar, good out-buildings, hard and soft ware, and the finest location in the city. Call on or address. D. S. Brown, Shakopee.

The March fair day was largely attended, with horses, cows and pigs in abundance. Streets were crowded all day, and much business transacted. Cows sold on the grounds for $17 to $25. At the latter figures some good milch cows were disposed of. Pigs went for $5 and $7 per pair. It was a lively fair and well patronized.

March 14, 1890

Engelman and Mergens have lately painted the inside of St. Mary’s church, and have done it well, and handsomely. The entire walls have been painted and frescoed with a pleasing effect. The centre piece overhead is very pretty and we should judge not very easily accomplished, to their credit be it said. Rev Mr. Gaughan showed us the entire work, and we believe he is much pleased with it.

An exchange prints the following suggestive pun: “Delinquent subscribers are hereby warned not to let their daughters wear this paper for a bustle, as there is considerable due on it and they may take cold.”

March 21, 1890

A large dog made his appearance around town last Monday night and kept a good many people awake all night with his howling.

August Koeper had 25 chickens killed the past week by a couple of dogs. This kind of thing has happened before in this vicinity, at other places. There are too many loose dogs around. And right here in town, they make a great disturbance at night, bark and growl as if they’d like to bite.

Fred Pinches sold out his stock of jewelry the fore part of the week to H. P. Marx. It is rumored that a jeweler from Anoka is about to open another store here.

March 28, 1890

New Goods.—I have just received a new line of Millinery Goods, hats trimmed and untrimmed latest styles, ribbons all shades and colors, feathers and tips and veilings of all kinds and colors, etc., which I will sell at bargain prices. S. L. Hill

Teachers should not expect the younger children to behave in school, while the older ones do as they please. Make the large scholars set an example, and see if the younger ones will not follow it.

The small sum of 95 Cents will buy a pair of Men’s strong Working Shoes at Casper Schott’s.

The town of Eagle Creek has voted $450 to build road from Fisher’s to the Bloomington bridge, and parties from Glendale promise to give their share in substantial work.

April 4, 1890

A few flock of ducks have been seen flying over town the past week. Hunters, what’s the matter with having some spring ducks?

The penalty which has been paid as gopher bounty in Scott county was revoked by the board of commissioners at their session last week.

Negotiations are pending for the purchase of Reis block. George Reis is expected here next week.

Commencing April 15th, the H. & D. railway will run two daily trains each way through here.

April 11, 1890

Complaint is made of a lot of boys who run through the court house hall, slamming doors and otherwise creating a disturbance in the evening. Boys, be careful!

April 18, 1890

If you want a new suit call at Minneapolis clothing store, Lewis st., and get a bargain.

Quite a noise was made in the breaking out of Wm. Kauth’s coal shed last Friday afternoon, whereby about 75 tons was thrown on the sidetrack. The building is considerably damaged in consequence.

A couple of Chaska sportsmen were taken in last Friday evening by sheriff, for killing ducks above town in Scott county. Justice Bornarth inflicted the fine required by law, $10 for one duck each, and costs, or $12.65 per man. Expensive ducks.

April 25, 1890

Mr. Pope removed his express office yesterday to Holmes street near Philipp’s furniture store.

George Reis started for home last Sunday, having sold the Reis block property to Theodore Weiland. It will hereafter be known as “Weilands Opera House.”

Zettle Bros. moved their creamery from here to Jordan yesterday, where they intend to do business in the future.

May 2, 1890

From the notice given by Mr. Hinds last week in the Argus, the illustrated work he is about to publish relative to Shakopee, its location etc., bids fair to surpass any previous undertaking of the kind by any of the towns or even cities of the state.

The steamer Percey Swain, Capt. Richter, came up the river last Friday stopping at the Pork house. The captain is an old friend of Mr. Shank, and has been running the Mississippi from St. Paul to La Crosse. He would like to run this way if he could make it pay.

Removal! We will remove the Courier establishment immediately after this issue to the corner opposite, in Ries block now owned by Theo. Weiland, and lately occupied by the express agent, Mr. Pope. In leaving Major Strait’s building, where we have been located since the Courier was started, August 1877, we will stay that Major Strait has been to us a good landlord, and that we would not leave the old place, but for the fact that has long been evident that a ground floor is more suitable for our business. In this connection we will also state that George F. Wagner is now foreman of this office.

May 9, 1890

Val Reis received a street sprinkler from Minneapolis, and sprinkled the streets of Shakopee for the first time last Tuesday.

The Center House has been so altered inside as to make a thoroughly new building of it, and is as handsomely filled up as any house outside of the large cities. In fact it is a beauty, and has ample room for all-comers. On next Thursday night a grand banquet will be given by 100 citizens in honor of the opening and its landlord Mr. Frank Gellenbeck.

Strunk & Sons have made a great improvement to their store, taking out the square posts, and upper stories.

H. P. Marx has moved his Jewelry, Watch and Clock store, to the Kohls & Berens “bank building” opposite the Courier office.

May 16, 1890

The Standard Oil company are erecting a mammoth oil tank near the depot, and will deliver oil around town therefrom.

Removed.—H. P. Marx’s Jewelry Store to German American Bank Building, three down east of Kohls & Berens. I wish to announce that I have moved my entire store to a larger and more convenient building, where we can show goods and wait on our patrons with comfort and pleasure. My stock is larger and more complete than ever before, call and we will show you what we have, don’t ask you to purchase, only pay us a visit in our new place, and tell us what you think of the change. I also wish to state that there is no part of my stock or fixtures for rent in the old stand, as I am completely moved. H. P. Marx.

Milk Route.—I will start a milk route in Shakopee if I can get enough to make it pay. Leave orders with D. M. Storer & Son and amount needed at 4 cents per quart and 12 ½ cents per gallon. A. J. Withey.

May 23, 1890

Mr. Hinds is about to build an addition to the Argus building, in which B. A. Kohler is to have his drug store, and above the Argus office will be located.

We paid a visit to Mr. Jorgen Young during the past week, and found that worthy citizen and lady well located on the “Kates Farm,” where they have improved the surroundings considerably, and bid fair to make a success of this important and desirable dairy property. And notwithstanding his hard worked hands at this season of the year, Mr. Young found time to play us several fine selections of his violin.

May 30, 1890

About eighty people of our city attended the steam-boat excursion on the steamer Percy Swain last Sunday which ran from here to St. Paul and back.

June 6, 1890

Shakopee still holds the Court House.—The Supreme Court has decided the court house removal came against the petitioners and in favor of the county commissioners in their refusal to entertain the petition, for want of proper notice being given and thereby want of jurisdiction. So the county seat will continue to remain at Shakopee—for the present.

June 13, 1890

The bag game is a new wrinkle for Shakopee, but it was sufficiently successful to filch a few dollars from some of our merchants, by a very “business” kind of fellow, during the past week. The scheme was to get three prominent merchants to have their names printed on the bags they would furnish, free, and to charge others $2 more or less for an “advertising card” thereon. It took, it was something new, you know, and the Argus office after going to the expense of setting up the job, was left waiting for the 4,000 sacks to come in, and the stamps to cover the price of printing, while several others were so much cash out on this fellow’s false representations before he skipped.

Shakopee Cash Store. We have on hand always the finest line of GROCERIES, DRY GOOD, BOOTS & SHOES. Clothing, Crockery, Glassware, and General Goods to be found in Town. Highest market price paid for Farm Produce. Goods sold way down for CASH ONLY. G. Berens, Proprietress.

June 20, 1890

John Dean having sold his blacksmith shop on Lewis street to Charles and George Kopp, will probably remove from here ‘ere long. But we hope not far away, as Mr. Dean has always been a good citizen.

For the 4th of July, the C. M. & St. Paul will sell excursion tickets good to return until July 7th at one fare for the round trip.

June 27, 1890

At the 4th of July celebration in Shakopee, the Fire Department will turn out in procession, also invincibles etc. Major Strait has been selected as marshal of the day, Julius A. Coller as reader and James McHale to deliver the oration. With good weather there should be an immense number here of out of town folks.

Grand Fourth of July Celebration at Withey’s Grove, Shakopee. In the morning at 9 o’clock. Street Parade, by the Shakopee Fire Department.

July 4, 1890

Wm. J. Kauth, Dealer in Lumber, Lath, Shingles, Sash, Doors and Blinds. If you want Good and Cheap Lumber, give me a call before buying elsewhere. Second Street, between Holmes and Fuller, Shakopee, Minn.

It is reported that D. Flaherty of Shakopee, has gone into the business of cat breeding, since his last visit to Duluth. Should, you need a valuable cat, call on Dennis as he can supply you with one.—Jordan Independent.

July 11, 1890

Charley Grafenstatt had his hand and face badly burned 4th of July morning by a large fire cracker, and was taken to the Conter House where Dr. Smith attended him, and was afterwards taken home. His eyes were affected some but are not seriously injured.

Reis Bros. have lately purchased a fine carriage to add to their livery equipment which is a credit to the city and livery stable also. They will also receive a few more new buggies.

Call at Philipp’s Furniture Store for a good baby carriage.

Sons of Veterans.—All those desiring to form a camp of the Sons of Veterans, are requested to meet at the office of C. Bornarth, on Saturday evening July 12, at 7:30 o’clock. The idea is a good one, and we urge upon the sons of old soldiers in this city and vicinity to enroll their names. C. A. Stevens.

Having dissolved partnership with Carl Siewert, in the blacksmith and horse-shoeing business, may be found at the stand on First street, known as Nachtsheim building, where he is prepared to do all kinds of blacksmith work. Also does first-class horse-shoeing; either home-made or factory-made shoe. Can also furnish new plow-shares, well shaped, so as to do as good work as any plow-share produced by the best factories. John G. Maetzold.

July 18, 1890

C. W. Meyer, music teacher of Jordan, will be in Shakopee on Wednesday’s and Saturday’s of each week. All those desiring to take lessons, on piano, organ or violin will please leave their names with Mr. Willson at the post-office.

During the fore part of last week the Supt. of the Rochester insane asylum and another man who is going to run the packing house there for the asylum authorities, came to Shakopee and visited Mr. Schank’s establishment to get some pointers relative to the same, and especially the machinery. They have at the asylum about 1,500 inmates, and use about 900 lbs. of meat a day. They seemed to be well pleased with our packing house.

July 25, 1890

Farmer E. J. Hamilton raised a good many raspberries this year over under the bluffs, and sold them around town and in the cities.

Just as we go to press we are informed that John Dean has purchased the lot north of Flaherty & Lies’ store to erect a new blacksmith shop.

B. A. Kohler is moving his drug store this week to the new building on Lewis street next to Kohler and Schwartz.

Farm Sales.—Peter Stemmer has sold his Marystown farm of 80 acres to Nicholas Dellwo for $1800, but he will remain thereon until the present crop is secured. Mr. Stemmer will then move on the Huth farm of 120 acres in Eagle Creek where he has lately purchased. He informs us that there are some chinch bugs in the wheat, and some rust on spring wheat on low ground, and in winter wheat rust prevails more or less.

Mr. F. D. Woodbury has been employed by the city since June 1st as engineer, and has been running levels for street grades in all the principal streets in town. Profiles from First to Fifth streets, and from Apgar to Minnesota, have been made in his temporary office in the city hall, and by looking them over, the grades can easily be worked when streets are opened, or repaired, making them true to the lines. He will re-survey the townsite, and set stone monuments, 4 in each ward, and at every government subdivision corner. He has been engaged considerably elsewhere as a hydraulic engineer, and in railroad work. And has been doing good work in Shakopee.

Aug. 1, 1890

Church Dedication.–The new Evangelical Lutheran church of Shakopee, being now completed, the dedication services will take place on Sunday, Aug. 3d, the opening services being conducted by Pastor Spindler at the church door at ten o’clock, followed by a sermon by Prof. Woyer of New Ulm. The hymns will be accompanied by our Select Orchestral music, which promises to be a grand treat. In the afternoon at 2:30 services will be held in the English language by Prof. Schaller of New Ulm, and the Episcopal choir with Prof. C. C. Storer at the organ will assist with their fine singing. The public are cordially invited to participate in the ceremonies, regardless of religious denomination.

ESCAPED.–From my room a large cinnamon canary; a suitable reward for the return of same will be paid by Chas. Bornarth, Owner.

F. X. Hirscher & sons put up in St. Mark’s church on Wednesday the gothic side altars 25 feet high and to match the high alter placed therein last spring. It is fine work and handsomely gotten up, in the Hirscher only style.

Aug. 8, 1890

J. Welfrenger of Jackson, says his apple crop is unusually heavy, particularly with the “duchess.” Never had such a bearing before.

The dedication ceremonies at the Lutheran church last Sunday was largely attended, and the fine programme previously announced, carried out. The church was beautifully decorated with flowers and evergreens. Rev. Mr. Spindler gave the sermon in the forenoon in a pleasing manner and Rev. Mr. Schaller of New Ulm made a fine address in English. It was an excellent dedication of this nice new church.

Aug. 15, 1890

S. Pope received a machine last Wednesday for making brooms, and will be to work at that business about Monday in the old express office stand next door East of John H. Theis.

The new saloon of Grafenstatt & Vierling on corner of Holmes and Second streets was opened yesterday.

Mr. Wm. Witthoff, now a resident of St. Louis, who lived on the Grafenstatt farm here 12 years ago was seen on our streets shaking hands with old friends last Monday.

Aug. 22, 1890

Caspar Schott has recently made a pair of no. 13 ½ shoes. He says it is the largest pair he ever made since he is in the shoe business.

The “fair ground” sheds on the river bank were set afire on Wednesday morning about 4 o’clock but were extinguished by some hunting parties.

The small boys can now be seen crawling out of town at every corner with sacks over their shoulders, looking for hazel nuts.

Mr. Pope is busy now making brooms, and averages about 3 brooms an hour. He will sell his brooms at $1.20 for a half dozen and $2.40 a dozen. Mr. Pope makes a first class broom, and they run from 2 lbs. to 2 lbs. 6 oz. a piece.

Fifteen teams in Shakopee on Tuesday for lumber to build school house in Cedar Lake, district 32.

Aug. 29, 1890

The old Nachtsheim house on First street is being repaired inside and outside, and a new fence is being put around it.

Poetz Sisters sold out their millinery and confectionary store yesterday to the firm of Huntsmann & Edert.

F. D. Woodbury came back from the Minnesota Lakes last Wednesday evening to finish up his job for the city. He informs us that a cow stepped on his transit lately and broke it for him. A $300 loss.

Sept. 5, 1890

Thos. Pinches has taken charge of the Peavey elevator, opening on Monday. He ought to be a good man for the business, owing to his former experience in wheat.

Complaints are coming in about the hog pens in some parts of our town, and that they are a nuisance on general principles and sandwiches in between residences, admits of no doubt. But to just what extent this extends, or the exact part of the town we are not informed.

Jacob Ries shipped of a car-load of old glass and broken bottles on Wednesday.

Mr. Frank Lord went to Dakota on Monday to visit his brothers, Clinton and Harry, and also to have a chicken hunt.

Card of Thanks.—The undersigned return their thanks to the Shakopee public and vicinity, for their liberal patronage during the past seven years. Shakopee, Sept. 1st. Poetz Sisters.

Having purchased the stock of Poetz Sisters, where we will continue the business, the ladies are invited to come and see our fall stock of Millinery which we are now receiving. Huntsmann & Edert.

Strayed or Stolen.—From the Pasture of C. E. Busse near the mill, on Monday evening 1 small white cow, with long tail, about seven years old, reward for return or information leading to recovery. C. E. Busse, Shakopee

Sept. 12, 1890

The Cornet Band played some of their finest pieces, at their practice in the opera house, on Wednesday night, and the Courier office got the benefit of it without charge. When they got on to those old army pieces, we just got up and danced. Come often—we’re with you, nightly.

The St. Mark’s Congregation received three new bells yesterday, which they will place in the steeple. This will make in all five bells, and are so arranged as to make a chime.

Sept. 19, 1890

Jerry McInerny on Saturday last, met with great loss the destruction of his separator by fire, which also consumed six stacks of grain belonging to John Scharf. Which is rough all around.

Free Lecture.—On Monday night, Sept. 22d, Mrs. Ida V. Davis will give a free lecture at Weiland’s Opera house on Phrenology and Physiognomy. This lady comes well recommended by the press.

Lightning Stroke.—We are informed that during the severe thunder storm early Wednesday morning, at about 4 o’clock, a stack of grain belonging to Mr. T. Duffy of Eagle Creek, was struck by lightning and burned up. A large number of other stacks were close by, but this being an end stack was luckily the only one destroyed.

“Prominent Men and Women of the Day” is the title of a finely illustrated work of 600 pages, sold by subscription only, and for which Miss Gertrude Goenen of this city is canvassing agent. She also has Jordan, Chaska, Farmington and Hastings on her list. The book abounds with entertaining sketches of all the prominent men and women of the times.

Sept. 26, 1890

Billy Marble at the Opera House three nights commencing Monday night Sept. 29.

Mr. Southworth and son Walter, went on a fishing excursion in Prior Lake Monday, and caught 11 black bass, seven of which weighed 28 lbs. and the rest 5 and 5 ½ each. The next morning Walter started for Nebraska with his dog and gun, on a visit to his uncle.

Oct. 3, 1890

We are informed that the night operator at the depot has been disturbed for sometime past in his work, to a late hour, by a lot of boys throwing sand or gravel against the windows. This may be fun for the boys, but as it is an unlawful proceeding, it is time they were looked after, and if necessary locked up. Such outrages should not be allowed to go unpunished.

Shakopee Bakery Bread at Storer’s.

Mr. Southworth and Rev. Mr. Pullen caught 50 lbs. of black bass and pickerel at Prior Lake on Tuesday.

Mr. Jas. Heth handsomely decorated the wedding cakes for the marriage of Mr. Marx and Miss Reis, the largest fruit cake weighing 15 lbs., and was surmounted by an imitation bell.

John Frank, the Tailor is at his old stand on Holmes street, prepared at all times to do First-Class Work at Low Prices, and good goods and good fit guaranteed.

Oct. 10, 1890

The work on the new Shakopee High Trestle is rapidly advancing. It being now about half finished. About twenty-five men are at work thereon.

Caspar Schott received 18 boxes of new shoes last Saturday.

Wm. Oxborough and Henry Kelly, George Edwards and Mr. Ellingsen of Bloomington, were in town Monday and attended the fair. Mr. Oxborough is an old settler of the days of ’54 when there were more Indians about than white men.

Oct. 17, 1890

E. J. Hamilton’s little son shot four brants with his little gun last week.

A young man named Sullivan was brought here yesterday, said to be crazy, and was taken to St. Peter last night.

Oct. 24, 1890

Mr. James Heth prepared the wedding cake for the Philipp-Ries wedding.

The Shakopee pork establishment is now open for the season with prices at head of column. Mr. Schank says he is determined to have the hogs of the surrounding country if fair prices will bring them.

Oct. 31, 1890

Mr. H. F. Gross has a collection of stones, shells, etc. in his barber shop window, and would be glad to add to the same if any of his friends will be so obliging as to present him with specimens.

There was a large stove placed in the Wampach factory last week. The stove is on the first floor, with pipes running up from there to the fourth floor, where a large drum was placed.

Capt. Sencerbox brought in some potatoes on Tuesday weighing 2 ½ lbs. each. Has plenty of them.

50,000 live hogs wanted at Shakopee Pork House at the highest market price.

If some of those No. 14 boots didn’t stamp quite so hard when a show is going on, it would be very agreeable for those below, and besides would make the show considerably more toney. There is no use of stamping. Use your hands, and if that isn’t sufficient, get up and yell like—a good fellow.

Nov. 7, 1890

Election Day proved to be a fine one in Shakopee, in regard to the weather, and the law and order observance.

J. A. Dean will act as Agent for the Feed Cooker and Tank heater, that was shown on the Fairgrounds Monday Nov. 3d. Joel Dayton.

Nov. 14, 1890

The Whistler or Golden Eye, is a specie of duck weighing up to 3 lbs. that is to be found more or less in the late fall and early winter in the open water, although they seem to be scarce here. Walter Southworth shot one Tuesday, below town. It was a big white breasted duck with brownish head and dark back with white and dark wing feathers. They are easier to look at than to shoot.

A great dance attended by 72 persons took place at W. H. Hulet’s “Old Gellenbeck Hotel” at Barden, on this evening of Nov. 5th. Ed. Latterly, Ed. Klughorn, and Anthony Jordan were the violinists, with H. P. Marx at the organ. Frank Kinghorn was presented with a double barrel shot gun by Mr. Hulet. They had a grand time with plenty of music, and dancing till you couldn’t rest.

The Shakopee Gun Club will give a dance Thanksgiving eve.

Thanksgiving Day has been appointed for Nov. 27th.

Mr. Edert shipped on Wednesday to Minneapolis a carload of oats containing 1,200 bushels.

James Heth is agent for the Buckeye Cook Book, also for the Practical Housekeeping and for Holiday Christmas Present Books for children.

Hirscher and Sons of this city are building a large altar for the Church of the Immaculate Conception at Minneapolis, at a cost of over $1,000 and have several others engaged.

Mr. Tupper has moved into the L. M. Brown place, lately vacated by Mr. Fix.

A hog weighing between 600 and 700 lbs. was received at the Pork House this week.

Nov. 21, 1890

Alderman Schroeder closed his brick kilns this fall with 1,000,000 brick on hand.

There will be a grand turkey shoot at Geo. Nieters’ place on Thanksgiving eve and all day Thanksgiving. Go and win a turkey for your Thanksgiving dinner.

Ald. John Hilgers on Tuesday Nov. 18th bought the Dominick Engel place on 2d street for $450. It’s a mistake that he bought it two weeks ago as by some reported.

Nov. 28, 1890

Thanksgiving all the week and Turkeys in high demand.

The Union School Directors have hired Miss Burtis of Minneapolis to give vocal lessons at the school house every Friday afternoon.

Dec. 5, 1890

Messrs. Buchanan of the Shakopee Mill Company presented all their employees Thanksgiving eve with a turkey we are informed by Mr. C. W. Newell.

Canary Birds for sale by Aug. Bornarth, call and see them. There are over 60 and they are worth looking at.

Wm. Grosskopp was the turkey shooter on Thanksgiving, getting 7 out of 11 put up. It is Mr. Grosskopp’s only sport, rifle shooting.

Dec. 12, 1890

When you consider the collection of shells and stones in all their artistic arrangement by your Uncle Gross his old comrades could hardly fail to shy a small rock at him for luck—and see how he will put on the finishing touch to a fancy frame.

We understand that Sheriff Weiland lately purchased of P. V. Philipp a handsome Shoninger Cabinet Grant upright piano, said to be an elegant instrument.

Dec. 19, 1890

Have your Prescriptions Compounded at the Old Drug store. The thousands on file leave no room for doubt.

Desiring to retire from business, I will sell everything fully at cost till Jan. 1st. Emma C. Busse

Everything desirable for a Christmas Dinner at Storer’s.

The St. Mark’s Catholic School are going to have a concert the night after Christmas in Weiland’s Opera House. They should have a full house.

Dec. 26, 1890

Jim Heth is still alive, notwithstanding he had a serious attack of “rush of blood to the head,” but he recovered on time to show up in town that afternoon.

Runaway.—Mat Everling’s horse ran away in town on Wednesday the horse breaking his leg.

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