Remember When: 1891 (Shakopee Courier)

From the Shakopee Courier

Jan. 2, 1891

The newly elected Sheriff, Peter Hilgers moved into his new quarters at the jailor’s residence, on Monday.

A fine Bedroom Set worth $25, will be given away next Saturday night, to the holder of ticket present, by the Wilson Theatre Co. at Weiland’s Opera House.

Full line of Kickapoo Remedies at Strunk & Sons.

Mufflers from 25 cents to $1.75 at Kohler & Schwartz.

To Rent.—The Brooks house next to Mr. Sprink’s place. It is a nice little place for a small family, and in good repair. Enquire of owner at the Courier office.

The newly elected Sheriff, Peter Hilgers moved into his new quarters at the jailor’s residence, on Monday.

Jan. 9, 1891

Mr. F. P. Pond’s family have lately received a pleasant letter from their old friend, formerly of this place and well known here in the early days J. Markham. He is now in his 76th year but still goes about on business trips. Lives in Ironton Missouri. He built the house Timothy Duffy lives in, in Eagle Creek, and used to live on Second street, Shakopee. His old friends here will be glad to hear of him.

Dr. J. B. Dunn the health officer, seems determined to prevent if possible the appearance of diphtheria in our midst, as will be seen by his notice elsewhere. Arrests of parties who have not complied with the law have on his complaint, been made.

Mr. Washburn lately sold a Jersey cow for one hundred and twenty five dollars.

Sewing Machine needles for all kinds of machines, only 5cts, per paper, Shakopee Cash Store.

Theodore Weiland after having served faithfully the people of Scott county for the past 11 years as sheriff, surrendered his office on Tuesday last to the new sheriff, Peter Hilgers. Mr. Weiland’s career has been an honorable one, and during his residence at Shakopee, and where he will still reside, he has made many warm friends by his usual courteous manner, and ever readiness to attend to his public duties. May his shadow never grow less.

Jan. 16, 1891

J. G. Maetzold. Having dissolved partnership with Carl Siewert, in the blacksmith and horse-shoeing business, may be found at the stand on First street, known as the 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.

About the most contemptible specimen of mankind is the wood thief and the chicken thief, and we are sorry to say they exist to some extent in Shakopee. One of the latter was lately caught in the act by Mr. Lins and knocked flat for his punishment. It wasn’t enough.

Cowardly was the following up of Mr. and Mrs. Strait one night during the past week by two “strangers.” The Major was too quick for them however, and they eluding his grasp, ran off.

Jan. 23, 1891

Mr. Tucker was badly poisoned in his face lately by poisonous weeds which were in hay that he handled.

While deepening the engine house well at the mill, at 40 feet through limestone they struck hard rock and for three days pounded through it and dropping down struck indications of iron ore in the dirt.

Cooking School.—Mrs. Willet M. Hayes will conduct a cooking school (in a separate hall) in connection with the Farmers Institute each afternoon, where all the ladies will be very much interested in seeing Mrs. Hayes do her work and explain as she goes along, the principles of cooking, for health, economy, and system. Mrs. Hayes’ work is all free, as she is employed by the State.

Senator McHale introduced a bill authorizing the board of county commissioners of Scott county, to issue $3,000 of bonds to support the county poor. Also by Mr. McHale to have the liquor license law so amended to have a license run one year from date of issuance, instead of beginning the year as now from the second Tuesday in January.

Jan. 30, 1891

It don’t pay to go to St. Paul and Minneapolis to buy goods, as you can save expense by buying of A. Greenberg at his Lewis street store.

New Black smith Shop. I am prepared to do all kinds of Farm Machinery Repairing, at my New Shop on Lewis street near the Bridge. Special attention paid to Horse-shoeing. J. A. Dean.

Feb. 6, 1891

The street lamps of late have had the grip—and had it bad.

The Farmers Institute held here last week was well attended by the farming community, many coming from a distance. The different lecturers imparted much valuable information, and that the Institute will have good results we have no doubt. On Friday night the Mannerchor enlivened the occasion by singing some of their choice selections between the addresses. The cooking department across the street was likewise the occasion of a large attendance by our ladies generally. We would have been pleased to give a more extended notice of all said and done, but want of space prevents it.

John Haack has purchased and moved into the house formerly occupied by M. Rinke, opposite Ald. Schroeder’s.

Feb. 13, 1891

Mat. Annen will move from the Duffy house early in the spring, having purchased a residence on Second street.

Mrs. Southworth, Mrs. Pullen, Mrs. Wm. Hinds and Mrs. Wilder had a pleasant sleigh ride to Chaska and back the latter part of last week.

Feb. 20, 1891

At the regular quarterly meeting of Engine company S. F. D. the resignation of Geo. H. Vierling was accepted, and in his place Jacob Ries Jr. was elected a delegate to the annual convention which meets in Jordan in June. Also, Herman Schroeder was elected assistant foreman.

For Sale or Rent. The Northwestern hotel on Second street is temporarily closed, and is for sale or rent. Enquire of John Thiem, 1st Nat. Bank.

Feb. 27, 1891

Having been for some considerable time past pretty generous in sending the Courier without pay to some of our subscribers, they shouldn’t find fault if we put them on the retired list now – till they pay up.

The new ice house addition to the Pork house has been filling up with ice, and Mr. Schank has no fears of running short this year.

We are informed that Mr. Pope has purchased the Hanens place.

March 6, 1891

Persons having Notarial Work of any description can have it dispatched with accuracy at the Post Office building. Wm. Willson, Notary Public.

Judge Cadwell held a special term here Thursday to try the case of the Borough of Belle Plaine vs. Jane McDermott relative to the possession of Fountain Park in Belle Plaine.

George Schork was here this week shaking hands with his many friends. He is now employed by that good house, Noyes Bros. & Cutler.

Choice Oranges and Lemons at 25 cts. Per dozen. Fresh Cranberries: Apples by the barrel or small quantity. Candies of all descriptions. Roasted Coffee 6 lbs. for $1.00, at C. E. Busse.

March 13, 1891

John Scharf has been quite unfortunate of late. Last year he lost his grain by fire, and now comes the fire Friday night. John needs work, and is willing to do it, and any one needing help at almost any kind of out door work, can get in John Scharf a willing hand.

A. L. Winship one of St. Paul’s best Piano tuners will be here Friday March 13th. Should any one have a piano or organ they desire to have tuned they can leave order with Mrs. H. B. Strait, should the tuner receive more than one order price of tuning would be less.

Presented from Peter Theis to H. F. Gross for his museum of curiosities, a petrified piece of stump, small but weighty, 115 lbs. in weight, which can be seen at Gross’ shop.

March 20, 1891

J. C. McInnerney is the owner of one of the finest Percheron horses that was ever owned in this city. He can be seen at the St. Paul House barn.

The Cash Store has just received some handsome shoulder capes for ladies. Call in and see them.

Mr. Schank is clearly of the opinion that the Minnesota river should be made navigable. He thinks a system of locks and dams would be the proper thing for that portion where rapids and low water prevent steamboating a portion of the season. From Shakopee to St. Paul however, and thence south of course through the Mississippi to the gulf, navigation is generally good. It is a matter that has been talked over early and often, and money has been appropriated in the past, but no decided improvement has been accomplished yet. It can be done, notwithstanding.

March 27, 1891

Ladies call in and see S. L. Hill’s Pattern Hats and Bonnets, they are beauties.

J. B. Conter & Co. started burning lime last Monday.

April 3, 1891

The Uncle Tom Cabin troupe on Tuesday night didn’t show up exceedingly well, and the small audience may have affected their acting. The truth is, this play is “played out” here. Give us something new.

City election next Tuesday, when a mayor, several aldermen, and two justices are to be chosen.

April 10, 1891

The Maennerchor serenaded Mr. Weiland Wednesday night for his election as mayor.

Wampach Bros., that is Peter J. Wampach and Chas T. Wampach, will in a few days begin the erection of their air tight lime house on Lewis street near the bridge. And there is no doubt that it will prove quite an acquisition to that important thoroughfare.

Seeding is in progress by our farmers, and the outlook appears favorable for an early completion of this important part of the farmer’s work.

April 17, 1891

It took 30 ballots to decide who should be City Recorder, at the council meeting Tuesday night, and Wm. Witt got it. The new council elected H. C. Koerner president and Herman Schroeder vice-president. The old council voted thanks to their retiring president, Jacob Ries, and Mr. Coller, retiring recorder, was also voted thanks. Both of the officers have long and faithfully performed their duties and in the interest of the city.

Overseer Markus is working late and early cleaning up the main streets.

A fine carriage, rattan body, satin parasol, at $4.50 at Philipps.

April 24, 1891

The little steamer Della arrived from below Tuesday to the Holmes street landing, and the big boat Henrietta came up before daybreak Thursday, making the “woods resound” with her numerous hoarse whistles and awakening the sleepy citizens of Shakopee.

For Sale or to rent for cultivation, the southeast 3 lots in block 75 near St. Mary’s church Shakopee. Enquire of Jas. Sullivan.

Emanuel Demers left here last Tuesday to take a position on the steamer “May Libbie,” which will ply the Mississippi between St. Paul, Stillwater and Hastings.

The report of the committee on the stove works, appointed at a previous meeting, was made on Monday evening at Weiland’s hall to a large number of our interested citizens. Further and final propositions on the part of Shakopee were made and the committee instructed to submit them, and it will probably be soon known whether we are to have is desirable enterprise here. If not, what next?

May 1, 1891

Belle Plaine is taking the lead in organizing a base ball club. Are we to have one this year in Shakopee?

C. W. Newell and family have moved from Mr. Hinds’ house on 3d street and C. G. Hinds will occupy it soon.

The Shakopee shooting club inaugurated their spring shooting matches on Wednesday in a heavy wind.

The City Council on Wednesday night elected C. A. Rose chief of police Mike Huss night watchman, Jno. Goenen street overseer, Peter Yost assessor, Jas. McHale city attorney, and Dr. Dunn health officer. Also Shakopee Courier for city printing.

Musical.—There will be a Musical given by the ladies of St. Peter’s Parish, assisted by Miss Hammon of Minneapolis and the gentlemen quartet of Chaska, at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Strait, Tuesday evening, May 5th at 7:30. A cordial invitation extended to all.

May 8, 1891

Adolph Schmitz is going to remove his saloon across the street next to Kohls & Berens’ corner.

Chas. Bromann sold the blacksmith shop property occupied by Koeper & Maetzold, to Antoine Koeper for $600.

The village of Prior Lake was incorporated Tuesday, when they had their election for the purpose. This comprises the platted townsite of Prior Lake and Simpkin’s, Lyon’s and Corrigan’s additions. The election for village officers will be held in the course of two or three weeks.

May 15, 1891

Adolph Schmitz moved his family into the Northwestern hotel Monday.

O. S. Brown will improve his first st. property by adding thereto in several respects.

Messrs. Wampach Bros. have got their lime house at the foot of Lewis street bout ready for business.

Reis Bros. have completed a wind mill pump for their livery barn where they can wash buggies in short order. A good scheme.

For Rent.—Four good dwelling rooms on First street; good barn on premises. Inquire of Wm. Heidenreich.

A warm maple sugar social will be given by the ladies of St. Peter’s Parish at the Guild room, Tuesday evening, May 19th. Come early and enjoy the donkey while the sugar is being prepared. Music after refreshments. Secretary.

Fire.—The home and contents of Mr. and Mrs. L. M. Gaffney in Eagle Creek burned down on Sunday night about 10:30 o’clock, while the folks were temporarily absent, everything being lost. Partially insured. This is a hard blow for them, and we are sorry to hear of it.

May 22, 1891

Wampach Bros. lime bin on Lewis street has been open now over two weeks and doing a good business ever since.

A couple of Frenchmen with bagpipes and a monkey, amused the little folks here on Monday—and “not a few” larger ones also.

Race Matinee.—On Saturday afternoon of May 30, a trotting matinee will occur on the race track after decoration services are over. Full particulars in our next.

Notice.—Persons wishing to build within the city limits should first obtain a building permit from the city council.

May 29, 1891

Lins Bros’ team created a little excitement last Saturday afternoon by dashing up First street at a two-minute gait, running to the depot and then down Second and Sommerville towards the mill where they were stopped. The wagon was slightly damaged.

The special meeting of the fire department held last Friday afternoon was largely attended and all were in favor of getting up a celebration for July 4th. A committee of nine was therefore appointed with power to make all necessary arrangements for music, picnic grounds, etc. Now let all our citizens heartily co-operate with them, and Shakopee will again have a Fourth of July celebration worthy of the day, as our firemen never do things by halves.

The postoffice, Velz barber shop, Gutenberg’s meat market, Heidenreich’s saloon, Frank’s tailor shop, and The Crystal saloon have all been adorned the present week with new canvass awnings.

June 5, 1891

E. J. Hamilton complains about the ravages of the cut worms in his garden.

A gun club shoot, sweepstakes and match between Shakopee and members of other clubs has been going on for two days over the river.

June 12, 1891

Jas. McHale’s house is being repainted.

Dr. Hewitt secretary of the state board of health, notifies Dr. Dunn, health officer here, that Measles must hereafter be quarantined, the same as other contagious diseases.

If you want your buggies washed in short order go to Reis Bros’ livery. They have a windmill pump erected for this purpose and can wash your buggy, wagon, or cart tout de suite.

Paul Fischer’s cow was killed last Friday on the H. & D. road, and buried by the section men near the Methodist church, which act, Dr. Dunn, as health officer, getting onto, caused to be removed forthwith to a more retired spot.

June 19, 1891

Dr. Entrup is building a substantial brick stable and barn on his premises fronting on Atwood street.

The Stove Works will not only be of great pecuniary benefit to Shakopee, but will bring the name of our beautiful city prominently before the manufacturing interest of the country. And this is why our people are so “decidedly interested.”

On Wednesday next June 24th, St. John’s day, the St. John’s society of Shakopee will celebrate their 25th anniversary. The only charter members who belong to this society now are Peter Yost, F. X. Hirscher and John Reis, but the society numbers one hundred and twenty. The celebration will consist of a public dinner at Weiland’s hall, church services and other festivities. Societies and delegates are coming from St. Paul, Minneapolis, Hastings, Jordan, Chaska, Belle Plaine, New Prague, Waconia and Cologne, in all about 300 visitors. These are all benevolent societies of a like character and purpose. It will be a gala day for them.

June 26, 1891

Lightning struck the house of Mr. H. Thiede last Tuesday night, no harm done however.

Next Tuesday is election day, all day, according to the Australian system. There should be a full vote.

July 3, 1891

Mrs. E. H. Pence has taken rooms in Mrs. Titus’ house.

Mr. Peugilly has had quite a good crop of strawberries on his well kept farm this year and will also have a good many raspberries. Anyone buying of him will always get good berries and also good measure.

The Fourth of July, tomorrow, will be celebrated in Shakopee in a manner fully equal to any previous occasion. After the morning parade people should not fail to repair early to the picnic grounds where the reading and speaking will occur, and which promises to be of a most interesting character, Mr. Koerner being the reader and Mr. Coller the orator. The amusements during the day that will follow will be various as stated in the posters, including dancing in the grove. In the evening a grand display of fireworks on court house hill, to wind up with the ball at Weiland’s Hall.

The Old Drug Store, Occidental and Marx’s saloon are receiving a new coat of paint this week.

July 10, 1891

The stove works firm are expected here soon to arrange matters for the location of the shops.

Mr. Peter Philipp has added to the appearance of his residence by building a porch to the front of it.

Dressmaking desired by Mrs. H. E. Smith, 2d door west of Nieter’s hotel on Second street. Also first-class Domestic Bread made and sold.

July 17, 1891

Chas. Manaige has moved to Mrs. Lord’s house east of the old fair grounds.

O. S. Brown sold two lots on the south hill to St. Paul parties who will build residences thereon in August.

The school of educated dogs, donkeys, goats and monkeys at the circus next Tuesday, is a feature that will amuse all attending.

Dr. Newell will move into O. S. Brown’s house on First street, as soon as the extensive alterations, additions and repairs are completed.

July 24, 1891

Major Strait presented us with some sample ears of fresh sweet corn picked the 17th, which is the first of the season as far as we have heard.

Shakopee races.—There will be a Race Matinee on Saturday (tomorrow) afternoon at the Driving Park at 2 o’clock. A stallion race, 2 entries; a gentlemen’s driving race, 7 entries; Free for all, 3 entries, and a Special Race between Mollie Morton (Washburn’s) and Golden Girl (Doc. Evans). Admission 10 cents. Prizes given to winners.

Dr. Dunn’s Office. Dr. J. B. Dunn having rented the room over Reis’ harness shop will have the same appropriately fitted up for his business, and opened soon. The doctor intends to put in one of the best equipped offices in the valley.

Now We Have It. The council on Monday night, by the talismanic vote of 8 to 1, decided to enter into a contract with Messrs. Kahn and Nye, who arrived here Saturday, and the same having been duly executed, work will immediately begin on the erection of substantial fire-proof buildings, two of which are to be 42×112, one 21×42, and one 105×112; as the company wish to commence making stoves this coming fall, as early as possible. The plant will be located west of the Union depot…

July 31, 1891

We are glad to notice the covering of the stones on the street to the depot opposite the U. S. Hotel.

Mr. C. B. Smythe has purchased an Acme safety steam engine for his fast sailing yacht, which he and “Old Jim” will go to St. Louis in this fall.

The Bierline Brothers will come here. They have decided to locate in Shakopee, and we trust what is Chaska’s loss will be our gain. The Valley Herald treats the matter fairly towards the Messrs. Bierline, when it says in its issue of last week: “We understand that the Bierline Foundry and Brick Supply works are contemplating moving to Shakopee, having been offered a bonus of $5,000 by that city. We greatly deplore this step on the part of the Messrs. Bierline, but do not blame them in the least, if our citizens do not intend to help them rebuild. We are informed they would prefer to remain here, providing our citizens would rebuild their shop. It seems that Chaska has lost all her former energy and progressive spirit, and will rue the day she allowed the shop to remove elsewhere.”

Aug. 7, 1891

A Lady’s Saddle for sale cheap. Inquire at this office.

Drayman George Huth has purchased the single truck and horse from the Shakopee Mill company and is now working three trucks.

Peter Ploumer wounded and captured a turkey buzzard, in the woods south of town, last Sunday. It is to be seen at Nachtsheim’s bakery and is attracting considerable attention on account of its rarity in this section.

Aug. 14, 1891

Mr. Pinches is going to open the Elevator on the 17th, and will receive all kinds of grain.

If Minneapolis and St. Paul are made one why wouldn’t Twin City be a good name for it, or Minnea Paulis is a good one.

M. Schreiner, John Wacek, and J. H. Stepan, representing the New Prague shooting club, were here Saturday and took part in the general shooting with the Shakopee club. A match took place with the Minnetonka club, the Shakopee club being victorious.

A serious accident happened to Paul Fischer’s boy, Nicholas, aged about six years, by being run over by the local freight on Tuesday, while hanging on to the side of the passing cars, whereby he lost his right foot, amputation being made by Drs. Dunn and Smith.

Weiland Opera House is being thoroughly repaired, the roof, windows, ceiling and stage, stage etc. Messrs. Kunsman will paper and paint it throughout, so that it will be new again. A large lamp will be placed at the Holmes street entrance. Mr. Weiland has had this necessary improvement in contemplation for some time, and fixed upon the present time for its accomplishment.

H. J. Peck lost a cow this week of milk fever.

The Boom is on! We learn that a sale has just been made of some lots on First street near the Lutheran church, at quite an advance on old prices. The lots belonged to R. J. Chewning.

Aug. 21, 1891

William Heidenreich and son received lately from Adolph and Charley, some Montana buffalo, deer and badger skins, a huge pair of elk antlers, and a great variety of specimen ores containing gold, silver, copper, zinc lead, iron, etc., which will compare well in point of interest and study with any collection we have seen at most of our state exhibits.

For Sale. 80 acres 3 ½ miles out of Shakopee east, at a bargain. All under cultivation and is good farm land. Good house and well on the premises. L. M. Gaffney.

That house of O. H. Brown’s on First Street, which has been fitting up anew, with ample additions, is already handsome to look at, and when quite finished ready for Dr. Newell to move into, will be one of the finest.

After disposing of his two lots in East Shakopee mentioned last week, to Mrs. Kinsey, Mr. Chewning purchased the two lots opposite Mr. McMullen’s. Residences are to be built on both places. J. C. Linhoff has also purchased the two lots near Storer’s place.

Work progresses lively at the stove works plant, and at Bierline’s which latter is located on 3d street in East Shakopee near the old shops. Before winter sets in, both of these establishments expect to be in full working operation.

Fatal Fire.—Peter Mueller’s little girl, one year and nine months old, on Friday last ran out to a fire her three year-old brother had built out doors, and sat down in it, receiving fatal burns causing death on Sunday.

Aug. 27, 1891

Mr. Bierlein has moved into the octagon house on Second street.

Members of the Cole family have purchased five lots on Fourth street opposite the Bierlein foundry.

Jos. Linhoff is beginning to build on his lots next to Mr. Storer’s—those he purchased lately from C. T. Buchanan.

Mr. Nye has rented the house next to the residence of C. G. Hinds and it is being repaired for him. He is expected here this week with his family.

A. Baldwin sold two lots this week to Joe Simard. The lots are situated near Mr. Baldwin’s place on Third street. There seems to be no mistake about this sale.

The repairs on Weiland’s Opera House are completed and it presents a handsome appearance, the result of fresh paint and decorated paper. It is new again, and with the improved lights, will be appreciated by all patrons. Kunsman Bros. did it well.

Sept. 3, 1891

The biggest conundrum that has confronted Shakopee for years is the flour mill.

Mr. Lins bought a lot last week on Second street joining Mr. Spier Spencer’s place, from Mr. Hinds.

Mr. Greenberg has lately been painting up his store inside, and what with good light to show goods, and an accumulating and agreeable proprietor, his Lewis street store should continue to command a large share of the trade in his line.

Sept. 10, 1891

S. L. Hill has lately had her rooms nicely papered and painted. The Kunsman Bros. did it.

Will Duffy has been engaged to teach the Eagle Creek school No. 3 at the corners near his father’s residence. Good for Will.

Postmaster Willson informs us that he expects to have a signal service in operation here soon, that the weather flags are daily expected.

John McMullen is a sole agent here for Fay’s Improved Manilla Roofing, a prepared paper that admits of no leakage, rust or that is easy to take fire. In fact, it is said to be absolutely fire proof. It comes in rolls and with each roll is a pot of roofing paint and other material wherewith, and it is doing away with shingles to a great extent. The Bierline foundry of this city have adopted it for their roof which will give the same an even and neat appearance.

The first day’s attendance at the Union school was about 95.

The “Shakopee enterprise” is a neat looking journal issued by H. H. Strunk & Son’s.

The Argus editor is building a new carriage shed, probably on the strength of the “Boom”.

Fire.—About 4 p.m. last Thursday the public barn attached to Henry Spielman’s hotel on 2d street caught fire in the south end and soon burned the west half down, although the firemen were early on hand, leaving the solid walls of the east division standing, and which John Kreiser and Otto Uschmann are re roofing, covering the same with Fay’s water and fire proof manilla roofing. About two tons of hay were destroyed, but no horses. Insured for $200, entailing an actual loss of about $500. The new barn will be of stone and brick with square front.

Sept. 17, 1891

The Bierline shops and the stove works are both nearing completion, and already present a business-like appearance.

Good News.—There is a very good prospect of the Roller Desk company being established here. To-night, a mass meeting will be held at Weiland opera house, to consider their proposition. There is also a good prospect of the mill matters being adjusted, so that the Shakopee Flouring Mill will soon be running.

Dr. Newell has got his dental parlors fixed up and arranged in a handsome manner.

Sept. 24, 1891

Rooms to rent in East Shakopee. For Particulars inquire at the residence of Mrs. Jane Titus.

The Desk Co.—The public meeting held last Thursday night, having unanimously endorsed the proposition of the Rusk Jones Co. to come here with their plant, and having a derided vote of 100 per centum, asked the city council to call an election to vote thereon, and which has since been done as per notice elsewhere published, we will no doubt soon have this flourishing enterprise here, in what has been known as the “Hames Folly” building.

Oct. 1, 1891

C. W. Newell has rented the house that Mr. Chewning just vacated.

S. L. Hill has received a fine lot of Fall and Winter millinery, which she would like to have the ladies come in and see.

C. T. Buchanan will remain in Shakopee, and take charge of the mill, with most of his old force back, which will doubtless be good news to the farmers who have so long dealt with him in years past, and know better than anyone else his fair dealings with them.

Mr. Chewning is moving into his newly purchased home this week.

The Minnesota Stove Company have received 7 carloads of patterns with 7 carloads more in transit. Also 12,000 feet of gas pipe for heating apparatus arriving.

Oct. 8, 1891

Mr. Plumstead’s brother Ransom whom he had not seen for twenty years, visited him a couple of days this week.

Mr. De Pue, foreman of the mounting room of the stove works, has rented the Parker house.

A family has lately moved into the Pettijohn house. About all the vacant houses are taken up and what will the new comers do?

Capt. Sencerbox will soon begin building a house on his farm. He has a fine place and a new house will be quite an improvement.

The Shakopee Pork House is prepared for business, and will pay the highest possible prices for hogs.

The Shakopee mill opened for regular business on Monday. Bring in your wheat and get going prices.

Oct. 15, 1891

For Rent. My 10 room brick house in East Shakopee in good repair. Enquire at Courier office. Anna Koerner.

Special match race between Red Rose and Sorrell Prince, both horses from Minneapolis, next Saturday.

Oct. 22, 1891

The side-track at the stove works is completed and the first freight came in over it Monday.

Mr. Christian of the Shakopee milling firm gave orders to enlarge the capacity of the mill so as to make a daily output of 400 barrels. This means employment for some 12 additional men.

Just received a carload of select winter apples. Also sweet potatoes, cranberries and grapes, by C. E. Busse.

Oct. 29, 1891

The scarcity of wood in the Shakopee market leads us to believe it can be sold to advantage if brought in.

John McMullen has got a nice lot of new wood and coal stoves on for the cold weather. He has some as handsome coal stoves as we ever saw.

E. J. Gellenbeck’s hardware store is chuck full of new goods, comprising fancy stoves, a great variety—besides other articles pertaining to the business.

Nov. 5, 1891

James Reynolds intends to build a residence in the spring on his lot on the corner of Seventh and Holmes streets which he has owned for the last twenty-five years.

Rhetorical exercises at the Union school—the entire school—tomorrow Friday from 2:30 to 3:30.

Nov. 12, 1891

The Roller Desk company are getting in their machinery and will soon be at work making the best roller desk to be found is the market. Mr. Jones is hard at work pushing things for the business to commence.

The Minnesota Stove company are fast getting ready to make their first heat. Their engines arrived Sunday, also 2,000 ft. of gaspipe for steam heating, and 15 employees are already at work, which number will soon be increased.

Mr. Hinds of the Argus building is getting ready to issue his Illustrated Shakopee, and some of the first sheets have been run off.

Dr. Entrup lately purchased 75 artificial human eyes, a fine collection which can be seen in the show cases of either drug store.

Nov. 19, 1891

The apple crop in Shakopee this fall has been a large one, several car loads having arrived, and sold quickly at $3 per bushel.

Mr. Flaherty has been having his store enlarged and also is making other improvements, which adds much to the looks and comfort of his store.

To Rent. The brick house in good repairs; north of Mrs. Selcer’s belonging to Miss Annie Koerner, for particulars enquire at Courier office.

Nov. 26, 1891

All kinds of meats at John Gutenberg’s cheap for cash.

When men come from way beyond Carver to buy fresh pork at the Shakopee pork factory, it simply shows that they are wise.

The Packing House is a bonanza for the city of Shakopee and surrounding country.

One of the Thole boys broke thro- while skating on the river. Look a little out, boys?

Dec. 3, 1891

J. S. Kunsman has been papering and repairing B. A. Kohler’s residence the past week.

The office of the Russ. Jones desk company has been established at the Courier corner under Weiland opera house.

Miss Maggie Ley has accepted a position in the Minnesota Stove Co.’s office as stenographer and bookkeeper. Good enough.

With the Stove Works in operation, the Bierline Works in operation, and the Roller Desk factory in operation, who can reasonably say that Shakopee is not on the road to prosperous advancement.

Dec. 10, 1891

Tuesday was St. Mary’s day with elaborate services at St. Mark’s.

James Dean has had an addition built to his house on the old homestead.

Mr. Bowdish keeps the most orderly school that has been kept in the high school department for a number of years.

Send your friends a Souvenir Spoon of the City of Shakopee, in sterling silver only. H. P. Marx.

At the roller desk works a drying kiln has been found necessary to have built, and for a few days the regular work has to a certain extent been suspended for this purpose, for dry lumber must be used. In a short time a sample desk will be placed on exhibition at the Russ. Jones office window corner First and Holmes.

Dec. 17, 1891

Christmas trees of all kinds and toy candies to decorate same at Mike Berens’.

Dec. 24, 1891

Solid gold 14K pens from 75c. up at H. P. Marx’s.

To Rent.—The brick house in good repair, north of Mrs. Selcer’s, belonging to Miss Anna Koerner. For particulars enquire at Courier office.

More light is needed these dark nights. The street lamps should be lit an hour or two earlier than they have been of late, whereby residents in the further portions of town would not have to plunge into mud puddles wire fences and ditches, in trying to navigate. Later: We see that our diligent watchman has noticed this, and since the nights referred to, has illumined the lamps ere the veil of inky night spreadeth herself.

Miss Kathleen Pullen while at school, painted a very fine picture of her brother and presented it to her parents for Christmas. The work is certainly well done, and we understand Miss Pullen has done some other admirable works of art.

Dec. 31, 1891

Wm. Duffy has been having a very successful school term in Eagle Creek, just as we predicted.

The Post asks the president of the Industrial Union to try and do something towards electro-lighting this city. That’s what we tried to do Mr. Mueller last spring, when as a committee of one we went to St. Paul for that purpose, but the Union has never been ready since to receive the report.

Miss Rosa Markus who is teaching in Dist. 5, near George Huber’s where she boards and reports having a very pleasant home there, had a novel entertainment for the pupils of her school—she has 21 scholars—before closing for Christmas. After an interesting program, Santa Claus entered the room and distributed his gifts to teacher, pupils and visitors. They had a grand time, and we guess that Miss Rosa is entitled to a good deal of the credit in getting up the happy occasion, for it’s just like her to be doing something that would be pleasing to her scholars.

We learn that a writ of attachment has been obtained on the desk company property for services rendered, owing to trouble arising in regard to funds—the place being closed.

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