Compiled by Don McNeil, Shakopee Heritage Society
From the Shakopee Argus-Tribune
Jan. 7, 1910 – “How Somerville Street obtained its name.” Another pioneer was honored in naming Somerville street. John Somerville lived at the southern extremity of the street. Somerville came to Shakopee in the spring of 1851 and located upon a quarter section of land. He was elected county commissioner in 1863 and served until 1864. He traveled to Idaho and returned in 1867, having been fortunate in mining. He immediately proceeded to carry out a long cherished idea of manufacturing a harvester to supersede the old platform reaper. He expended most of his fortune and before accomplishing any satisfactory results, the March and Dewey harvesters had anticipated him, resulting in a total loss of his time and means. Being disappointed and restless, he again started for the mining country hoping to regain his lost fortune, but he did not reach there. He died March 7, 1889 at the Home of the Little Sisters of the Poor, aged 79 years.
Feb. 18, 1910 – Mudcura Sanitarium. Crowded to the roof and patients turned away. Employees obligated to take to the annex for their lodging. Mudcura Sanitarium is filled to its utmost capacity with patients who have come from all sections of the country to take the efficacious sulphur-mud treatment of this health-giving-health-restoring institution.
Feb. 25, 1910 – Judge advocates playgrounds for city’s juveniles. Experience teaches that the morals of children, particularly those who are between the ages of fourteen and eighteen years, are affected mostly by environment and companionship and principally by the former, and that places in which the character of growing boys may be detrimentally affected are the saloons and the pool and billiard rooms and the places where slot machines are operated.
Nov. 25, 1910 – Shakopee will be represented by a debating team this year as a sufficient number of students have registered.
Dec. 9 1910 – A most enjoyable family gathering was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Ries. During the evening the employees of the Bottling Works enjoyed a social time at the Ries shipping room where card games rounded out the evening. Mr. Ries is a pioneer resident of Shakopee where he arrived in 1857.
Dec. 9, 1910 – There has been fine skating weather and the young folks in the vicinity of O’Loughlin’s and Duffy’s Lake are enjoying skating parties to their hearts’ content.
Dec. 16, 1910 – Henry Vierling, Sr. sold his farm of 200 acres located in Eagle Creek, better known as the How farm, to his sons, Anton G. and Henry, Jr.
Dec. 30, 1910 – Herman Thole who was recently promoted to a position as freight conductor on the Omaha Road had the misfortune to be run over at Ottawa necessitating the amputation of the toes on one foot.
Sept. 30, 1910 – Mrs. H. B. Strait was the donor of a most acceptable gift to the public library comprising a collection of nine valuable volumes.
Sept. 30, 1910 – C. C. Grosshauser, one of our progressive farmers, is learning to drive a new thirty-horsepower Jackson motor car which he recently purchased.
Oct. 14, 1910 – The Shakopee Mudcura football team will open the season Sunday at Riverside Field, with the strong Hopkins Eleven. A large number of candidates than ever in years gone by have responded for practice. Players will consist of “Moose” Bohls and “Blonde” Jackson.
Nov. 4, 1910 – Charlie Barclay sold his house and lot located on Fourth street to Henry M. Sand for $700.
Nov. 4, 1910 – M. T. Regan is improving his property with an addition to his barn and a new chicken house.
Nov. 11, 1910 – Matt Vogel began work Monday mastering the intricacies of harness making under the able instruction of Jacob Mahowald.
Nov. 11, 1910 – Members of the St. Rose young ladies society of St. Marks enjoyed a social gathering at their club rooms. Eight tables of 500 were played. Trophies were awarded.
Nov. 11, 1910 – The Shakopee Mudcuras scored a glorious victory over the Seal of Minnesota team of New Prague at the Athletic Park, a dropkick by Vierling in the first quarter doing the business.
Nov. 11, 1910 – A new type carpet sweeper is on display at the Merchandise Mart in Chicago. It has a joint in the handle to simplify sweeping under bureaus and other furniture. The “knee-action” avoids the necessity of bending over in sweeping.
Nov. 25, 1910 – Thos. Devenney moved the barn recently purchased from Mrs. Mahoney by John Vierling to the latter’s farm south of town, better known as the Ludes Place.
July 29, 1910 – August Gelhaye has sold his saloon business to Schmitt and Miller of New Market who will take possession August 1st.
Aug. 12, 1910 – A big race at the Savage track was attended by 850 people, many of whom came out from the Twin Cities.
Aug. 26, 1910 – In one of the finest pitching duels ever fought at Riverside Park, the Rock Springs defeated the fast Gotzians of St. Paul by a score of 2 to 0, Niedenfuehr and Johnson being the slab artists.
Sept. 9, 1910 – Rev. Father Ries of Germany, who recently arrived in this country, came up from St. Paul Wednesday for a day’s visit his cousins, the Jacob Ries family.
Sept. 23, 1910 – Early last Sunday morning fire was discovered in the barn on the Oriental Hotel premises and before it could be extinguished the roof was destroyed, together with about a ton of hay and half a ton of straw stored in the loft.
April 2, 1910 – An important real estate deal of the week was the sale of the John Tradup farm of 40 acres to Jas. Doyle of Credit River for $5,000.
April 4, 1910 – On account of the river’s rise the mile track of M. W. Savage is under water and the boys are making use of the streets in Savage to jog their horses. One can see the famous Dan Patch and Minor Heir almost any fine day.
April 29, 1910 – A company of cavalry from Fort Snelling passed through town on their way to Eden Prairie.
June 24, 1910 – Sparks from a passing locomotive set fire to the meadow in the vicinity of the Theodore Detienne home about 4 miles east of Shakopee.
Feb. 18, 1910 – Shakopee’s mayor called citizens together to meet with the city council for the purpose of discussing methods and plans for the better operation of the electric light plant.
Feb. 18, 1910 – Epitome of a week’s news, most important happenings told in brief. Czar Nicholas of Russia is reported to be angered because his brother, Grand Duke Michael, married a woman who has been three times divorced.
Feb. 25, 1910 – If you keep guineas, turkey and chickens, build separate houses for them.
Feb. 25, 1910 – “Local and Personal News.” Mrs. John Vierling and children returned home Sunday from Minneapolis after a visit Friday with Henry Vierling family.
March 4, 1910 – “News of Our Neighbors.” A Chaska young man was found dead in the city jail after having been taken from a saloon in a beastly state of intoxication and locked up to recover.
Dec. 2, 1910 – Joe G. Ries has joined the ranks of local automobilists by the purchase of a 25-horsepower four-passenger Overland vehicle.
Feb. 4, 1910 – News from the Fatherland. A brief resume of the most important happenings in the German Empire.
Feb. 11, 1910 – Woehling & Schmidt have the contract for the brick work and August Griepentrog will do the wood work. The brick to be used is the product of the Schroeder Brick and Lime Mfg. Co. of Shakopee.
Feb. 11, 1910 – School Notes, third room, Michael Paukner was absent Wednesday. Harold Brown injured his knee cap this week and was absent several days as a consequence.
Feb. 11, 1910 – “Local and Personal News.” A new line of Corsets at Flaherty & Lies. – New cigars at John Wampach’s.
Feb. 11, 1910 – Wm. Grult will build a new home this spring on the lower first street opposite the Fitch residence.
Jan. 28, 1910 – Local and Personal News. Miss Aurilla Chapman and Floyd Fitch had an unpleasant Saturday when the horse driven by Miss Aurilla ran away and threw them out of their cutter. The horse continued its way up First street and was not captured until the cutter had been badly smashed.
Feb. 4, 1910 – How Spencer Street Obtained Its Name. Spier Spencer was a resident of Shakopee for more than fifty years. Mr. Spencer was a native of Kentucky, his father being a prominent slave owner. In 1853 he went to see Shakopee, population of twenty. He purchased from Thomas Holmes and David L. Fuller one-third of the town site for $4,100. Two years later he sold the claim to a tenderfoot from Boston for $16,000. In 1855 Mr. Spencer took a claim south of town. He was engaged in river traffic as owner of the steamboat Clara Hinds plying between Shakopee and Duluth. In 1856 he set out to find a good place for a town-site survey and plat it and settle down and build a town.
Jan. 21, 1910 – The annual Luxembourger Ball invariably takes precedence as one of the largest and most successful social events of the year bringing out, as it does, many not ordinarily seen at public affairs of its kind at the Opera House.
Jan. 21, 1910 – Wanted a bright, honest, upright young man (a hustler) with some capital.
Jan. 21, 1910 – For sale – Fine residence home on First street, 11 rooms, suitable for two families, garden, hard and soft water.
Jan. 21, 1910 – The following named persons have this week become new subscribers of the Argus: P. C. Bayard and J. A. Seibel.
Jan. 21, 1910 – Continuous performance at the Majestic, every night at 7 P.M. Moving pictures and illustrated songs.
Jan. 21, 1910 – Figures furnished by dealers, three of whom cater particularly to women, show that New York’s feminine set spent $500,000 for cigarettes.
Jan. 21, 1910 – More Pinkham Cures. “I was simply a nervous wreck. I could not walk across the floor without my heart fluttering and I could not even receive a letter. Every month I had such a bearing-down sensation, as if the lower parts would fall out. Pinkhams Vegetable Compound has done my nerves a great deal of good.”
March 4, 1910 – Dr. Seidler of Mudcura Sanitarium amputated the feet of Max Christensen who was badly frozen while locked in a box car.
March 4, 1910 – Epitome of a Week’s News. Robert E. Peary has decided not to submit his North Pole discovery proofs to the house committee on naval affairs unless guarantees are given by the committee that nothing of this data shall be made public.
March 4, 1910 – Rheumatism cured right at home by electropodes, new electric treatment galvanic insoles. Copper and Zinc worn inside shoes.
Feb. 4, 1910 – George Gleen’s team became frightened by a falling pile of wood Monday and dashed up First street, taking to the sidewalk for half a block. They were captured at Val Reis’s livery barn.
Feb. 4, 1910 – The day was cloudy for Ground Hog Day. Henry McKennett is authority for the statement that the little animal could not have seen his shadow anyway, for the demise took place at Spring Lake last week at the business end of a shotgun in the hands of a redoubtable hunter.
March 25, 1910 – An opportunity offered to Argus readers, who may have artistic ability. This paper proposes to make a voyage of artistic discovery among its subscribers and bring to light the natural talent of this part of the state. All subscribers who can draw or paint are invited to send in the best they can do to the office of the Argus. Those pictures will be forwarded to the St. Paul Institute of Arts and Science for helpful criticism and a bronze medal will be awarded.
March 18, 1910 – Local and Personal News. Senator Coller left Monday on his regular monthly trip to Chicago in the interest of the C.O.F. Mrs. Coller accompanied him as far as St. Paul.
March 18, 1910 – “Local and Personal News.” Miss Kate Yost invites the ladies of Shakopee and vicinity to call and inspect her new line of spring millinery, tailored and trimmed hats, all the very latest styles.
March 18, 1910 – Local and Personal News. The Library Association requests that all donations of books intended for the new public library be made before April 1st. The books may be left with Miss Emma Busse at her millinery store.
March 18, 1910 – The Overland’s success is due to its price. We have cut our price. The Overland car will sell for $1,000 this year. It is a 25 horse-power car with a speed of 50 miles an hour. All prices include Magneto and full lamp equipment; 102 inch wheelbase, one or two rumble seats.
March 11, 1910 – “Local and Personal News.” J. H. Ring of the Rock Spring Saloon and Café sold his interest in the property to his former partner, Ed Thiede, who will continue the business alone. The price paid was $1,500.
March 18, 1910 – Miss Elizabeth Ries returned Friday from Duluth where she spent three weeks with friends and relatives.
March 18, 1910 – On February 18, Chief John J. Doody caused one A. A. Johnson, a representative of the Boston Tea Co. of St. Paul, to be arrested on the charge of a violation of Ordinance No. 66 of the city of Shakopee which proves in substance that no person shall within the city limits peddle or as a peddler, offer for sale any goods or merchandise other than cordwood, vegetables, milk, butter, eggs, hay, straw, fresh fish, fresh meat, grain, poultry and livestock, or works of news or of science, literature or art, without first obtaining a license from the City Recorder. Mr. Johnson, at the time of his arrest, gave bonds and petitioned the court for a writ of habeas corpus.
March 25, 1910 – J. C. Munsch, our enterprising creamery man, is preparing to enter into the manufacture of ice cream on a larger scale than ever. Mr. Munsch found the demand for this special product far exceeding the capacity of his plant. Machinery run by electric power will be installed.
April 1, 1910 – Rural mail carriers are making their routes on foot owing to the poor conditions of roads.
April 8, 1910 – A Carnegie Library is Shakopee to have, if it will go after it. A number of the leading lights of our city for some time past have been agitating a movement which has for its purpose the acquisition of a public library. Such an undertaking is a most commendable one and should receive the hearty approval of every well disposed man and woman living within the confines our little city. Should we make an effort to secure such an institution for Shakopee? The Argus votes Aye. And let us do it Now!
April 8, 1910 – At exactly 12 o’clock on Wednesday, the entire force of men engaged in construction of the sewer struck for higher wages. They were being paid $1.75 per day and struck for an increase of 25 cents per day. The men were out just two hours, including the dinner hour, and at 2 o’clock word came from the construction company that the demand would be met if the men would go back to work. The Argus is pleased to congratulate them upon their success.
Aug. 5, 1910 – “Shakopee to Have a Public Library.” Ladies of this city interested in matter have secured fifty volumes as a beginning. The new institution is a pleasing asset to Shakopee. The ladies interested in the matter of securing a public library for the city have not allowed the matter to rest and thru their efforts have secured as a beginning a traveling library of fifty volumes, German and English publications sent out under the auspices of the state library association, which are now open to the public at Miss Emma Busse’s millinery store. The books may be obtained on Wednesday and Saturday.
April 22, 1910 – Facts for Weak Women. Nine-tenths of all the sickness of women is due to some derangement or disease of the organs distinctly feminine. Such sickness can be cured every day by Dr. Pierce’s Favorite Prescription. It makes Weak women strong, sick women well. It acts directly on the organs affected and is at the same time a general restorative tonic for the whole system. It cures female complaint right in the privacy of home. People’s Common Sense Medical Adviser-1008 pages, newly revised, sent free on receipt of 21 one cent stamps to cover cost of mailing only. Address Dr. R. V. Pierce, Buffalo, N.Y.
April 22, 1910 – An up-to-date stove. Do you realize there is no longer any reason why you should use a coal range? Oil is cheaper than coal, it is lighter and easier to handle, and gives an intense heat. Provided you have the right stove. Oil is more economical, cleaner and less trouble. The “New Perfection,” wick blue flame oil cook stove. Standard Oil Company.
May 20, 1910 – Largest class in the history of the Union School to receive diplomas, June 3rd. Commencement exercises of the 1910 graduating class of the high school will take place at the Opera House on Friday evening, June 3rd at which time diplomas will be presented to graduates. There are thirteen members of the class.
May 20, 1910 – M. H. Oliver has moved his barn to his lots on Third street adjoining the Thomas property and expects to erect a dwelling eventually on the site formerly occupied by the barn.
May 20, 1910 – For Sale – one Bay Mare 10 years old, 1100 pounds, one – two seated canopy top buggy. Will be sold cheap if taken at once. Enquire of Sheriff Kopp.
May 20, 1910 – R. J. Chewning’s new team got the best of him Tuesday while he was hitching them up and ran away. His new buggy was somewhat broken up.
May 20, 1910 – We learn that in the Merrill, Wis. fire of Sunday last, our former fellow townsman, T.R. Newell, was among those burned out. His safe fell through into the cellar and broke open, consequently his loss was heavy, but we understand he was well insured.
July 15, 1910 – Compound interest comes to life when the body feels the delicious glow of healthy, vigor and energy poise of the nerves comes when the improper foods are cut out and predigested. Grape Nuts take their place. If it has taken you years to run down don’t expect one mouthful of this great food to bring you back (for it is not a stimulant but a rebuilder). Ten days’ treat shows such big results that one sticks to it. Postum Cereal Co., Battle Creek Mich.
July 15, 1910 – J. C. Linhoff and Mrs. Frank Linhoff drove over to Lake Minnetonka Sunday to enjoy the attractions of that popular resort.
July 15, 1910 – Poultry Notes… Grain should be fed poultry at night as it remains in the crop the longest. Young ducks should be ready for market at ten weeks old. No profit in feeding them after that Young ducks are extremely nervous and cannot stand undue excitement. Keep the dogs and strangers away from them.
July 22, 1910 – Boy, 13, shaves regularly. For months he has attempted to hide his vigorous beard. John J. Kenny has such a vigorous beard that for several months he has been a regular visitor to a barber only a few doors from his home. Several times the boy has tried experiments with his father’s razor. John asked his dad for 15 cents, when pressed to tell what he wanted the money for, the youngster confessed he “needed a shave.” He has to shave several times a week.
July 22, 1910 – As I am going out of the saloon business, August 15th, I will close out all liquors at cost. Drop in and ask for prices. All first class brands 10 cents, cigars at 4 for 25 cents while they last at Ben’s Place.
July 22, 1910 – Sheriff Otto Langer of Hennepin county locked the doors of both of the saloons in Hamel, the town 16 miles west of Minneapolis where the district schoolhouse was dynamited and set afire last Tuesday morning. The dynamiting of the school has been attributed to the saloon war which has raged in the little hamlet for several years and kept the people in a state of terror with its several fires and threats.
April 18, 1910 – For Pink Eye, Distemper, Catarrhal Fever, and all nose and throat diseases. Cures the skin and acts as a preventive for others. Liquid given on the tongue. Safe for brood mares and all others. Best kidney remedy $1.00 a bottle. Sold by call druggist and horse goods houses. Spohn Medical Co., Chemists, Goshen, Indiana.
April 18, 1910 – Mica Axle grease is the turning point to economy in wear and tear of wagons. Try a box. Every dealer, everywhere. Standard Oil Company.
April 18, 1910 – For Sale. Saloon on First street, Shakopee. Also a brick store building on First street and a farm of 80 acres in the town of Louisville, Scott county. Close to school and church. Inquire of M. Grommesch, Shakopee.
April 18, 1910 – Mayor Ring has announced that he has secured the promise of Congressman Jas. A. Tawney to visit Shakopee on the last day of the Street Fair, September 17th, to deliver an address.
April 18, 1910 – “Real Estate Transfer of the Week.” H. K. Vierling purchased of Mrs. John Griffin of St. Paul adjoining his farm in Eagle Creek and D. J. Detienne has sold his 20 acre farm east of Shakopee to Thos. Jensen.
July 15, 1910 – Roosevelt returns and is given an ovation seldom equaled. The White Company receives unique compliment for the sturdy reliability of its steam car from Mr. Roosevelt and family.
July 22, 1910 – A shocking accident occurred on Tuesday last at Lydia by which Wm. Whipps, a prominent farmer in that vicinity, lost his life. He had been thrown from his horse and kicked so severely that his ribs penetrated his lungs, death resulting the following day from internal hemorrhage.
July 22, 1910 – A Week’s News. Most important happenings told in brief. The threatened strike of steel car men in New Orleans has been averted. The men voted to accept the company’s offer to pay them 22 cents an hour for the first year, 23 cents for the second and 24 cents for the third.
July 22, 1910 – Joseph G. Cannon, speaker of the House of Representatives, collapsed from the heat at Winfield, Kansas, on the platform after speaking for an hour and ¾’s.
May 13, 1910 – “Local and Personal News.” Henry Deutsch is here from New Prague installing a private water works system in the drugstore of his brother, M. A. Deutsch, to be used in connection with the handsome new soda fountain.
May 13, 1910 – Martin Doherty and J. H. Ring opened their new saloon Wednesday at Alex Schaefer’s old stand.
May 13, 1910 – For Sale – good brick building on Holmes street; two stories high, suitable for business location; also a good brick dwelling house on Second street six rooms, cistern and barn. Inquire of Mrs. Pauline Heidenreich.
May 13, 1910 – For Sale – Hotel property furnished throughout and in good repair. Sample room in connection. Good paying business. Splendid opportunity for the right parties. Will take house and lots in this city in part payment. W. F. Duffy, Shakopee.
April 29, 1910 – Tea time talks. It’s always tea time when you are tired or thirsty. The quality of tea is very important to the tea drinker. Yet how is he to detect adulteration? Tea can be adulterated by the use of stems, twigs and coarse leaves. The sure way to get a pure quality of tea is to buy “Salada.” It includes only tender leaves and aromatic buds. It touches no human finger between picker and purchaser.
April 29, 1910 – Under new management, best of service. Rates up to $1.50 per day. M. Vanderstegen proprietor, St. Paul Hotel. First class bar, good stabling accommodations.
April 29, 1910 – Lost – Friday, April 29, in Shakopee, near the bridge, a child’s red cloth cape. Finder please call Mrs. Samuel Anderson.
April 29, 1910 – Posters are out for the Pentecost Ball, May 16, to be given under the auspices of the baseball association.
May 6, 1910 – The writer on several occasions in recent years has taken issue with Mayor Ring and has had not a little good-natured discussion on the question of our city adopting an electric light and waterworks commission whose duty it would be to supervise the operation of these two branches of the city’s business.
May 6, 1910 – Northland is farm paradise. All seeds grow to perfection it is stated. 100,000,000 acres available. Official reports say that the Arable lands will produce more wealth than the mines, and that Alaska is primarily a land of plenty.
May 6, 1910 – “Local and Personal News.” Yesterday was Ascension Day, a holy day of obligation, and was observed with special services in the Catholic and Lutheran churches.
May 6, 1910 – If all the houses in this town were painted with Bradley & Vrooman Pure Paint there would be no more painting for at least 5 years. M. A. Deutsch is the agent.
May 6, 1910 – Among the improvements now going on in Shakopee is a pretty bungalow under construction on Fifth street by O. H. Griffith. The dimensions are 25 x 35 feet with 12-feet posts and the building is to be of hollow cement blocks with a full basement. When complete the home will contain seven rooms and a bath and will be one of the prettiest and most convenient in Shakopee.
April 8, 1910 – W. L. Douglas. $3.00, $4.00 and $5.00 shoes. Best in the world, union made. Boys’ shoes $2.00 and $2.50. W. L. Douglas shoes are the lowest price, quality considered. Their excellent style, easy fitting and long wearing qualities excel those of other makers. For sale by Flaherty and Lies, First St. Shakopee.
April 8, 1910 – I am now a resident of Shakopee and am ready to figure on any and all work pertaining to plastering. O. H. Griffith. Call 12 E, Eden Prairie.
April 8, 1910 – When you’re drinking Nyssen’s Beer, you have the results of careful schooling in the best brewers’ institute in America: our personal supervision: thirty years of daily experience: brewed purely from barley, malt and hops under cleanly and healthful conditions. Therefore it’s pure-it’s healthful-it’s good-it’s Nyssen’s. Phone and mail orders promptly filled. Phone 85.
April 8, 1910 – The season will soon be here when your horse will start to shed his winter coat of hair. Avoid the much dreaded annoyance by having him clipped. I will clip your horse while you wait and do it to your entire satisfaction. Have just installed a brand new up-to-date clipper machine at my blacksmith shop and am prepared to do all kinds of clipping promptly and satisfactorily. Give me a trial and be convinced. N.W. phone 533 Geo. C. Kopp.
April 8, 1910 – Reliable-active-agents-wanted to sell the wonderful Bennett Portable Typewriter. It has writing efficiency of expensive machines. Will sell on sight-well advertised. Big money in it for the right party. Write today, 366 Broadway, New York, U.S.A.
May 6, 1910 – “Twenty-five Years Ago.” Excerpt from the Argus of May 7, 1885. Our ever welcome former fellow townsman D. M. Storer was shaking hands with his many friends here Sunday. He is looking well and says he cannot complain of the trade he is receiving in St. Paul, although it was dull there all winter and a great many men were out of employment.
May 6, 1910 – Comfort and new strength await the person who discovers that a long train of coffee ails can be thrown off by using Postum in place of coffee. The comfort and strength come from a rebuilding of new nerve cells by the food elements in the roasted wheat used in making Postum. The relief from coffee ails come from the absence of caffeine – the natural drug in coffee. Ten days’ trial will show anyone. “There’s a reason” for Postum.
May 6, 1910 – “If you would wear button shoes,” suggested her father, “they would not come untied.” “I know it,” replied she, “and if they did not come untied I could not ask a person whom I have in mind to tie them.”
May 13, 1910 – For sale – A farm of 234 acres suitable for dairying. Good meadow from which 40 to 50 tons of hay can be cut. Good block house and good well on the place. Semi-graded school located on one corner of the farm. Snake River runs through the meadow. The farm is located 2 miles from railroad station and 2 ½ miles from saw-mill with spur track connecting it with main line. For further particulars enquire of Wm. F. Duffy, Shakopee, Minn.
April 18, 1910 – The Schroeder Brick and Lime Manufacturing Company began the season’s work in the brickyards Monday with a full force of men.
April 15, 1910 – “News of our neighbors.” Lina Hackbarth, who confessed to sending poisoned candy to Miss Minnie Luthens and also threatening letters to the young woman and her fiancé, has been adjudged of unsound mind and committed to the state hospital at Fergus Falls.
April 15, 1910 – Lid on Minnesota. All Mahmman and parts of many other northern counties affected. Provision of Indian treaties. Most drastic of all Indian agents orders. Exception few and far between. Doors must close by May 10. Minneapolis – A new liquor order, to take effect May 10, closing many saloons in the territory in Minnesota governed by the treaty with the Chippewa Indians of 1855 and 1863, has been issued by W. E. Johnson, chief special officer of the interior dept. The order was issued as the result of research among the old Indian treaties by W. G. Calderwood, secretary of the Minnesota Prohibition committee. The saloon keepers are given until May 10 to dispose of their stock.
April 18, 1910 – New spring and summer goods. We have a very complete stock of the new spring and summer fabrics. Our beautiful display attracts the women who are wisely planning their dressmaking early. Our wash fabrics are the most beautiful we have ever shown. Ponies, Egyptian tissues, Poplins, Linens, white goods and Ginghams. An assortment of embroidery that is well worth your inspection. Best values to be found anywhere… Flaherty and Lies.
April 18, 1910 – $31.40 Shakopee to California. Tickets on sale daily via the North-Western Line. Tourist cars from Minneapolis and St. Paul $25.60 Portland, Seattle. Round trip home-seekers tickets. E. W. Seger, agent, Shakopee.
April 18, 1910 – Many a clever housewife has learned that to serve Post Toasties saves worry and labor, and pleases each member of the family as few other foods do. The crisp, dainty, fluffy – ready to serve from the package with cream or good milk. Give the home folks a treat. The memory lingers, packages 10 cents.
April 8, 1910 – A free book about beautiful walls. We have just issued a book about house decoration. May we send you a copy-free? It tells how to produce those beautiful walls, now seen in all the finest of homes and hotels. It suggests color schemes-offers a wealth of ideas. It tells what has brought alabastine into universal vogue. Alabastine, the sanitary wall coating. Alabastine is the only wall coating that doesn’t breed germs. It has been so for 30 years. In the past few years it has become the rage.
April 8, 1910 – Patriotism. The stomach is a larger factor in “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” than most people are aware. Patriotism can withstand hunger but not dyspepsia. The confirmed dyspeptic “is fit for treason, stratagems and spoils.” The man who goes to the front for his country with a weak stomach will be a weak soldier and a fault finder. A sound stomach makes a good citizenship as well as for health and happiness. Diseases of the stomach and other organs of digestion and nutrition are promptly and permanently cured by the use of Dr. Pierce’s Golden Medical Discovery. It builds up the body with sound flesh and solid muscle. Dr. Pierce’s Common Sense Medical Adviser is sent free on receipt of stamps to pay expenses of mailing only.
April 8, 1910 – Local and Personal News. Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Dean came out from Minneapolis Saturday and were entertained at dinner at the E.J. Pond home. The return journey was made with their horse which Mr. Pond has been boarding during the winter.
April 8, 1910 – George Able has accepted a good position in a printing office with his brother Ed at Elkhart, Ind., and expects to leave for the latter point this week to begin work at once. In his departure Shakopee loses one of her most talented musicians and the Wicota orchestra will suffer a distinct loss in the going of its popular first violinist who has contributed much to the orchestra’s success.
April 8, 1910 – Monday’s fair was the best and largest April fair held in Shakopee in years. Buters came in numbers from all surrounding localities, including many from the Twin Cities, and the stock placed on the market was not half equal to the demand, particularly in horses. Cows brought good prices, ranging from $35 to $50. Little pigs were a scarce commodity and their prices went soaring, from $4 to $7 apiece being the average sale. Stores were thronged all day and merchants report an excellent day’s sales.
April 8, 1910 – Madame de Chamamene will tell your fortune at the Degree of Honor social, 7 cents.
April 8, 1910 – Miss Maude Brown had as her guest from Thursday until Saturday her friend, Mrs. Roy Kuriasch of Hudson, Wis.
April 8, 1910 – P. J. Schwarz yesterday received his third consecutive appointment as postmaster in recognition of past efficient services.
April 8, 1910 – Miss Kate Engel, long distance operator for the Shakopee Telephone Company, has resigned her position, the resignation to take effect April 15th and she will be succeeded by Miss Mary Triebe of Hudson, Wis., a cousin of Miss Helen Theis, day operator.
April 8, 1910 – Local News. – Mrs. H. W. Reiter entertained at cards last Saturday afternoon for the Royal Neighbors Camp. Several pleasant hours were spent at five-hundred and at the conclusion of the games Mesdames Frank Huber and John Nicowash were declared the winners of pretty prizes. A dainty supper was served before the guests took their departure in the early evening.
April 8, 1910 – For Sale. Strictly fresh selected S.C. White Leghorn eggs from heavy laying strain. Guaranteed 95 per cent fertile. 30c per setting: $2.25 per hundred. E. J. Pond N.W. phone 133.
July 15, 1910 – On a farm near Farmington, a 1200 lb. horse fell down a well 34 feet deep and less than four feet in diameter with an iron pipe running down the center of it. The animal was rescued without a scratch by means of a sling placed about its body.
May 27, 1910 – J. H. Cassellius, former deputy sheriff of Scott County, and his brother have opened a general store in New Market. They also run a hotel and saloon and have a contract for carrying the New Market mail. These young men are full of energy and will undoubtedly do well in their new undertaking.
May 27, 1910 – From 1789 to 1909, inclusive, the government of the United States spent $474,163,917 in caring for the Indians of the country.
May 27, 1910 – Try washing your smoky painted walls with milk, either sweet or sour. Use a soft cloth.
May 27, 1910 – Keep the kidneys well, health is worth saving, and some Shakopee people know how to save it. Many Shakopee people take their lives in their hands by neglecting the kidneys when they know these organs need help. Sick kidneys are responsible for a vast amount of suffering and ill health, but there is no need to suffer nor to remain in danger when all diseases and aches and pains due to weak kidneys can be quickly and permanently cured by use of Doan’s Kidney Pills.