Remember When: 1915 (Shakopee Tribune)

From the Shakopee Tribune

Jan. 1, 1915

Shakopee’s municipal ice rink is in prime condition, what with glare ice every day, electric lights ablaze every night, and warming rooms for the boys and girls, with stoves kindly loaned by the Minnesota Stove company to ward off the subzero weather. It is worth a visit to see the skaters enjoying this health-giving pastime; and the sight must be a pleasing one to the city fathers who have made the rink a joyous reality.

Dr. Weimers will remove with his family to his new home at Mudcura Sanitarium in about three weeks. The new home being built for him there is now ready for the plasterers, and will be ready for occupancy by that time.

Jan. 8, 1915

Oh! Ye of the Sweet Tooth!
Whether middle aged or young,
We have Confections here,
Of which Praise is often sung.
The Variety is full-Complete;
The Quality, the best you meet—
Surroundings, Sanitary, Neat;
Confections – the kind you’ll like to eat.
The Palace
John H. Heinen, Prop.

The First National Bank of Shakopee pays 4 per cent interest on savings accounts. Deposits made on or before Jan. 11th will draw interest from Jan. 1, 1915.

Jan. 15, 1915

It is rumored that Shakopee will have a roller skating rink in the near future.

Jan. 22, 1915

Foundry Plays Opening Anthem. After nearly two months of idleness, the Minnesota Stove Works opened yesterday with a full force of men, and the sounds of activity thereabouts are like a joyous anthem of praise to the employers and employees to their families, and to the whole city as well…

When you drink Shakopee beer you are drinking the purest brew that lifelong experience backed by special study and diplomas from the best brewers’ school in America can make from pure barley, malt and hops, every drop of amber passing under the careful eye of the Nyssen’s father and son. Pure water, best-grade hops, and barley malt grown right here, cooked just so; kept in our sub-cellars just so long served fresh at first-class Shakopee bars, make a beverage worth your while to…
Call for “Shakopee”
for the home you can buy nothing less than a case of our famous Hubert Nyssen Bottled Beer.

Feb. 5, 1915

Electric Light For Farms, churches and towns. Can supply you with any size plant from 15 to 100 lights or larger. Everything is in running order when turned over to you. No special make of engine required, any one can operate them. Think what it means to have a clear white light whenever wanted for less than half the cost of city current. For information see F. I. George. Shakopee, Minn.

Feb. 12, 1915

Large loads of lumber have been hauled from the Interior Lumber Co., this week for the large new residence to be built by Peter Stang of Marystown and a barn to be built on the Joseph Jeurissen farm near Chaska.

Dr. F. H. Buck. Physician and Surgeon. Late House Surgeon, St. Joseph’s Hospital, St. Paul, Minn. Late House Physician, General Hospital, Toronto, Canada. Office over First National Bank. Telephone N.W. 38.

Ben Gellenbeck is this week, moving his confectionery and restaurant in the building adjoining his present location. The building has been remodeled and repainted and will afford Mr. Gellenbeck considerable more floor space for his ever flourishing business.

Feb. 19, 1915

If you want your porch screened at a reasonable price and satisfaction guaranteed, go to E. J. Walsh, the wagonmaker.

Miss Gibney says her room sounds like a hospital when they all get to coughing at once, as most of the pupils seem to be affected with colds.

Last Monday afternoon the normal cadets, under the instruction of Mrs. Pyne, presented a very pleasing program to a small but appreciative audience. The program consisted of songs, readings, recitations, stories and eulogies on Lincoln’s life all rendered in a very talented manner. Notable among these was the “Gettysburg Address” by Mabel Busch, “Commemoration” by Lillian Stege, recitations by Marie Zimmerman and Katherine Fischer and reading by Dorothy Schwartz and Mrs. Pyne.

Watch for the bills and Heralds of the special six reel feature at the Gem Theatre next Thursday. 10 and 20 cents.

One hundred and thirty tickets were sold for the masquerade ball, given by the Shakopee Cadet Band last Friday at Berens’ hall. Music was furnished by Stans’ Selected orchestra and a fine time was enjoyed by all. At eleven o’clock all unmasked, the judges, Joe Ring, Frank Kline, Mrs. Slater, Mr. Ed Thiede awarding prizes as follows: Best dressed lady, Miss Regina Zahler, Butterfly; best dressed gent, Ed Buck, dude; best gent character, Walter Ahlers, Dutchman; best lady character, Mrs. L. E. Dawson, nurse; most comic lady, Miss Susie Unze; best dressed group, eight ladies representing songs; best gent’s group, Messrs. Raduenz and Miller, clowns. The strains of “Home Sweet Home” were heard about 3 A. M.

Feb. 26, 1915

The manual training class has turned out many useful as well as ornamental articles. The high school class has completed a music cabinet and panel screen; the Short Course boys have finished a wagon box and the eighth grade boys have started a wagon box to be exhibited at the state fair.

The French Buffet. Aug. Gelhaye, Prop. Fine Liquors & Cigars. Shakopee and Hamm’s Beer always on draught. When in town drop in and see us.

One might almost say that glasses are a positive headache cure. An examination will tell. See the eye sight specialist Milton A Schweiker at Nachtsheim’s Jewelry store on Mon. March 1st.

The “grades” were dismissed 15 minutes earlier yesterday to attend the Indian War pictures exhibited at the Gem which were considered very educational.

March 5, 1915

The matinee at the Gem theatre and the evening performance of the Indian War pictures last Thursday drew crowded houses. The pictures showed beautiful western scenes, among them the bad lands of North Dakota and the Indian reservations in North and South Dakota. The views are historical Indian pictures, the army officers appearing in person, together with several thousand cavalrymen and Indians.

Officials May Ride Free With Rural Mail Carriers

County commissioners and road supervisors will receive free rides from the government if they so wish when they go inspecting the roads on which there is a free delivery of mail. This order was issued by the postal department the first day of the year. Heretofore mail carriers have not been permitted to carry passengers.

Many of the principal roads in Scott county are mail routes but most of the mail carriers are not equipped to carry passengers. The carriers would have to increase their capacity or the road supervisors and commissioners must ride in cramped quarters when they go over the roads together. No provision has been made to meet the expense of providing larger vehicles and if the carriers do so the expense must be met by themselves…

March 12, 1915

The first State High School Board examinations will be held according to the following schedule: Thursday, March 25. Spelling, English Grammar and American History. Friday, March 26, Arithmetic, Eighth Grade Composition, Geography. The next examination will begin Monday, May 31st. T. J. Nickolay.

High School Will Test Corn

Several inquiries have been made as to whether or not the high school was testing seed corn for farmers this spring.

By all means! Now is the time when the work should be done. The high school with the help of the pupils is able to handle several hundred ears, and by using artificial heat can get a good test in four days.

The system used is the single ear test where each ear is tested individually and discarded unless it germinates 95 or 100 per cent. This is the only method of testing which will really raise your yield.

Of course testing may easily be done and is being done at home but the high school being well prepared is doing and is willing to do testing for who find it inconvenient at home.

Let us do all we can to increase the corn yield in Scott County.

March 19, 1915

St. Patrick’s day was duly observed by the wearing of the green, a special service at St. Mark’s church in the morning, in the absence of Rev. Richard Lee of St. Mary’s, and special services in St. Mary’s church in the evening. One clever and unusual feature of the day was the window display at Flaherty & Lies’s mammoth store, where W. F. Davy again showed his skill at his former occupation as a window dresser, with a beautiful and artistic showing old dress goods, footwear, and haberdashery, in green. It was a timely and clever idea, and well worth a visit.

Jasper’s blacksmith shop has added a new Vulcan welding machine, and it will do practically anything in the line of light and heavy welding by means of a mixture of three kinds of gases, which produce a fluxing heat on any metal in about one jiffy and a half. The welder will prove a great convenience to everybody that has occasion to call upon it for repairs.

March 26, 1915

Stove Foundry Will Resume Work. Glad news for Shakopee came this week when notices were posted at the Minnesota Stove foundry that the plant would resume operations in full force on April 15th.

$15 Reward. I offer $15.00 reward for information leading the arrest of parties that took my shoe sign away from in front of my shoe store, Friday evening, March 12, 1915. Carl Exner

April 2, 1915

Supt. Harrington and Mr. Borst of the high school started out a week ago to visitrural schools in this vicinity. They took with them picture slides borrowedfrom the state university. The afternoons were given over to talks to the children especially asking the boys to compete in the annual corn growing contest. The boy who brings the best corn will be awarded a prize at the Corn Show to be held in the fall. In the evening Mr. Borst delivered lectures to the farmers on Dairy Cattle accompanied by the slides. The different schools on their route were Marystown, Eden Prairie Huber and Marschall schools of Scott county and the Kraus school in Carver county. The meetings were all well attended.

The Sanitarium is about as much inconvenienced by the high water as anybody, for there is no way for patients to get to the place from the railroads here except by boat, and some homeward bound have had to cross on the boat ferry. The bakery ships the bread over the Milwaukee to Chaska, and the other supplies have to go around that way, also. Let us hope that the water will recede in a few days, for every day we are cut off from that side of the river creates a very appreciable loss in trade and traffic.

April 9, 1915

Theodore Jasper is having the building adjoining his blacksmith shop on Industrial Row remodeled to accommodate the many automobiles brought in to be repaired by “Bud” Brown, who operates a first class garage. The floor will also be dropped level with the sidewalk and will be of cement.

The river which was at flood stage the past two weeks is falling rapidly and if a rainy period does not put in its appearance, travel on the Eden Prairie and mile road will again be resumed.

Turn your wiring orders and electrical troubles over to H. C. Steele. He will attend to them promptly, in a first class way.

April 16, 1915

At a meeting of the city council last Tuesday evening F. I. George was elected superintendent of the electric light plant. Dr. P. M. Fischer was elected health officer and John Bohls was elected night watchman.

The Royal Neighbors, auxiliary of the M. W. A., have engaged the opera house for the New Years ball, and appointed Misses Lena Wagner and Anna Kreuser and Mrs. Wm. Duede the committee on arrangements. At the meeting of the Camp next Wednesday night four new members will be initiated into the mysteries and benefits of the order.

April 23, 1915

The Minnesota Stove Co. resumed operation last week, with full force of non-union moulders.

An accident which might have proved more serious happened at the Hentz home last Tuesday afternoon. Several boys of the neighborhood were shooting with a 22 calibre rifle when a stray bullet struck Mrs. Hentz while out in her yard. The bullet passed through her right foot. Although suffering much pain, the wound is not thought to be serious. Dr. Reiter is the attending physician.

The vacant lot contest idea has caught on among the pupils, and Mr. Borst of the agricultural department, will remain in town to fister it. The boys will each secure a vacant lot and keep it in good condition until fall, either as a lawn, a flower or vegetable garden, and the best appearing lot will win a prize, and the workers will receive the profits from what they raise. Civic pride will be one of the best crops raised by such a clever and worthy scheme.

Parents! Your children spend as much if not more time, at school with their teachers than they do with you. Wouldn’t it be a good thing for you to see what they can do there, when you have an opportunity? The Costume Festival is a fine time. Let us see you all up to the school for a while Saturday evening April 24. Hours between 7:30 and 10:00.

April 30, 1915

The new garage which will be presided over by Harold Brown a graduate this year of the high school, and a machinist of considerable ability and experience, was opened for business the first of the week, with a new cement floor on the street level, and a wide entrance furnished by a triple door in the front. While the building is narrow, it is a long one, and affords garage space for quite a respectable number of cars at one time. “Bud” starts out with good prospects for success, and will win it if care and attention to business count.

Sunday evening about 7:20 o’clock a small wreck occurred on the Milwaukee three blocks west of the depot. A freight train attempting to get started, broke a pin on the engine which caused the air to set, a box car jack knifing, being the result. Work was commenced at once to clear the main track which was completed about eleven o’clock. A wrecking crew came out from Farmington early Monday morning and cleared away the debris.

Brick and Lime Kilns at Work. Thirty-five men started in last Friday on the season’s work at the Schroeder Brick and Lime Manufacturing company’s plant, and fresh lime is already on hand and many thousands of brick are on the pallets in the drying process. The first kiln of a quarter million brick will be burned in another week. All of last year’s product was sold, and Mr. Schroeder states that he could have sold many more brick had he had them on hand. The coming year will be one of the biggest in point of output in the history of the brick industry in Shakopee, all of which is good news for the City of Progress.

May 7, 1915

Through the courtesy of Superintendent T. J. Nickolay we are able to publish the result of the High School Board examinations held in thirteen localities during the month of March. Certificates received in the various subjects were, Spelling 64; English Grammar 17; American History 30; Arithmetic 34; Composition 41; Geography 4, making a total of 233 certificates.

New telephones installed the past week were Ferguson & Steele, John Bohls, Frank George, Val Reis, George DeMers, John Abel and Ed Walsh.

Wm. Engel suffered a slight stroke of paralysis last Sunday which affects one side of his face. He discovered the misfortune when he was about to engage in the weekly trap-shooting practice of the gun club and found he was unable to close his left eye. Also his jolly whistle is gone for the time being, and he is masking behind a big pair of yellow goggles. The injury is slight, it would seem at present, and his physician hopes to have him in normal trim again in a short time.

Mass Meeting Anent Fair. Monday night, pursuant to the call of President Jos. J. Moriarty, many of the business men met at the opera house to discuss ways and means of securing permanent fair grounds in which to house the Scott County fair, which has been a street fair and carnival venture for nearly twenty years past. According to the latest laws on the subject it is now required that the county fair have grounds of its own, to which an admission fee shall be charged, hence it will be necessary to have the exhibits housed on grounds like Riverside park, and the carnival features will be put on on the streets in the evening. At the meeting Monday night Mr. Moriarty was to name a committee of ten which is to report to another mass meeting to be held Monday night. If all goes well, the Scott County Agricultural fair will soon have a permanent home, and the money spent will leave something more than a pleasant memory when each fair is over.

Saw Mill on the Prairie. Last Friday and Saturday passersby along Shakopee Avenue, on the hill south of town, saw a sawmill sawing lumber out of giant logs, on the site of Joseph Spindler’s newly purchased chicken ranch just west of the Plumstead homestead. When Mr. Spindler purchased the broad acres for his new venture, there stood along the front of the property on Shakopee Avenue, nine giant cottonwood trees, planted there fully fifty years ago, and these he cut down, sawed into suitable lengths, and then engaged Tony Wessle, of the Wessle & Hesse sawmill in Jackson town, to bring his entire mill to the site and saw the logs into dimension timbers for his new buildings. The nine trees yielded nearly a thousand feet each of fine native Lumber. The Tribune man was an interested spectator of the sawing operations, and could not help but admire the clever sawyer, Anton Wessle, and his speedy work in ripping out lumber from such giant logs. The five foot saw, when not big enough to cut thru a log, did its best, and then by an eighth turn of the log it was able to cut thru the remainder and square it up without the loss of a foot of timber. There are tricks in all trades, and Tony has his all down pat. The big carrier moved back and forth swiftly, and a pull on a lever is all that was necessary to bring forth a four by four, or a two by eight, or a two by six, or a floor board, just as the need or the timber called for or allowed. Those who have lived in the timber country are no doubt used to seeing sawmills in operation; but the busy hum of one out on the prairie, heaping up sawdust and big piles of white lumber, was a novelty for the average person hereabouts.

May 14, 1915

Mathias A. Deutsch this week installed an automatic continuous carbonater in his drug store to be used in connection with the soda fountain.

Joseph Paron is having a two room addition built to his house south of town. When completed he will again occupy the house. The house south of St. Mark’s church vacated by the Paron family has been rented by Registrar R. G. Ballinger.

Leo Quong Kee, the new laundry man is now ready to do your laundry work.

Miss Beatrice Reis is the new stenographer at the stove foundry and commenced work last Wednesday.

The new six-room bungalow built by Henry Sand is about completed being in the hands of the painters at present. J. H. Shonka, night operator at the depot has rented it and will move into the same about July 1st.

May 21, 1915

John P. Kreuser is engaged with a crew of carpenters in building a new house and barn on the Anton Marschall farm south of town, which Mr. Marschall is building for the use of his son and family.

The Hudson shop picnic will be held at Riverside Park, Saturday June 19th.

John P. Kreuser is engaged with a crew of carpenters in building a new house and barn on the Anton Marschall farm south of town, which Mr. Marschall is building for the use of his son and family.

Quite a little snow fell Monday night after ten o’clock, although it melted shortly after it struck the ground. The temperature was below the freezing point and garden truck in exposed places suffered considerable damage. During the storm several telephone poles east of Shakopee were blown down, wires were crossed and telephone service was not of the best for several days.

Ford Car Gets Giddy. Monday afternoon Francis Voikert, assistant in the Notermann meat market, started out in the Notermann Ford touring car to go to the slaughter house, and proceeded out from the alley to Holmes street, and then toward First street. The steering gear seemed to be out of order, and the brakes failed to work, if they were applied, for as the car neared the M. J. Berens & Son’s store corner, the car turned sharply to the left, dug up the surface of the road burst a front tire, missed the big ornamental light post by an inch or two, ran over the sidewalk, and straddled the plate glass corner of the building with the front wheels. The force of the impact pushed in the west side of the building, smashed a $75 plate glass, and did about $4 worth of damage to the car, bending the radius rods, and the left front fender. The streets were crowded with autos and foot travelers at the time, and the remarkable gyrations of the car were observed by many people, altho, fortunately nobody was hurt, even the driver did not receive a scratch.

May 28, 1915

A handsome Wilcox truck, light grey in color, has been added to the equipment of Mudcura sanitarium, and is becoming a familiar sight on the streets.

Men and Boys WANTED. The Minnesota Stove Company.

August Delbow has accepted a job on John Heller’s ice wagon for the summer.

The Ben Mertz Clippers defeated the Mud Hens by a score of 9 to 1, last Sunday, and are out to play any 16 or 17 year old team waiting games. Next Sunday the Clippers will go to Carver to play the team of that town. Anybody wanting games write to Frank Reilly Mgr. Shakopee, Minn.

Mr. Borst, superintendent of the agricultural department of the famous Shakopee schools will remain here during the summer to assist the farming community in applying scientific methods to farming, stock raising, dairying and fruit growing. He has sold his motorcycle, and will buy a Ford with which to cover his territory, and look after the exhibits for the State and county fairs.

June 4, 1915

Two Narrow Escapes Furnish Thrills. Two of our young ladies had a narrow escape from drowning in the river near the park last Monday afternoon, when a motorboat from St. Paul caused the canoe in which they were riding with two young men from that city to upset. Luckily they were close enough to shore to be dragged to safety by the boys after some strenuous work and beyond a scare and a good ducking they came off unharmed. And again that afternoon Art Tessmer of Eden Prairie on a motorcycle came around a corner and found himself pocketed between a popcorn wagon and Charlie Berens’ big auto, and collided with the auto with such force as to demolish his motorcycle, altho he himself escaped unharmed.

The awning of the Flaherty & Lies store building caught fire Wednesday afternoon supposedly from a spark from the pipe of one of the painters now painting the building. The fire was extinguished by a pail brigade before much damage was done.

Just the right kind of Lumber for Hay Racks can be found in the well assorted stocks of Interior Lumber Company.

Louis Keschnitzki, who has been a busy cobbler here for thirty years or more, has retired from the shoemaking business, and asks us to extend his thanks to the public for past favors. He will take occasion to spend his declining years more in the out-of-doors.

The St. Paul Hotel and Bach Ring’s cafe have been supplied with city water and sewer connections, and Henry Mergens is installing baths and a steam heating system thruout this popular hostelry. The new improvements coupled with Mrs. Jones’s able management, will serve to make the St. Paul hotel a credit to Shakopee.

June 11, 1915

The first base ball game of the season will be held at Riverside Athletic Park next Sunday between Shakopee and Belle Plaine. “Shooty” will pitch for Shakopee and a good game is in sight. Everybody come and root for the home boys.

The Free Public Library has moved from Stelten’s Confectionery to the High School building today. Arrangements will be made to have the library open on stated times during the summer months to accommodate its patrons.

The annual commencement exercises of St. Mark’s school will be held at the opera house, Friday evening June 18th. General admission will be 25 cents. Full program may be found on the front page.

June 18, 1915

Real Estate man S. B. Ferguson is planning on getting a twin city home building concern to Shakopee to build a number of modern homes for individuals who desire to own their own homes, purchased on the monthly payment plan. The concern will build a home for you, on your own lot, at a cost ranging from one to four or five thousand dollars, as you may elect, and allow payments to be made monthly, all above interest being applied on the payment of the principal sum. Many parties are showing interest in this plan, and if enough can be secured in the near future to make it worth while, the company will come here and begin the work at once. Talk with Mr. Ferguson; it may result in your having a home of your own quite as easily as paying rent from month to month.

The residence of Julius A. Coller is undergoing improvements that will cost some over $3000, according to the plans of the St. Paul architects, the firm of which Peter Linhoff is a member; and the work is in personal charge of Mr. Linhoff. A conservatory and breakfast room on the south side, and a large verandah on the east, are among the improvements to be wrought, and it is safe to say that when the work is completed according to plans, the Coller home will be one of the best in the city.

The Glorious Fourth At Shakopee. Following the wishes of the businessmen of the city, the Cadet Band has made arrangements to celebrate Independence day here, rather than accept an offer to play at the Belle Plaine celebration. Monday, the 5th of July, is the date selected, the Fourth falling on a Sunday this year, and the usual program of sports and amusements will be carried out at Riverside park in the afternoon, winding up with a parade and dance in one of the halls at night. The features thus far planned include races and contests at the park early in the afternoon, a ball game on the adjoining diamond, dancing on the pavilion all day free to everybody, soft drinks and lunches, ice cream and other good things to be on sale at the park, and an automobile parade for prizes at night, followed by a grand dance. The people who always enjoy the celebration of the Glorious Fourth at Shakopee may rest assured that no effort will be spared by the band boys to make the eagle scream its most raucous scream at Shakopee this year, and there is room and there will be accommodations for all the visitors at all the events of the day. The Cadet band will have personal charge of everything, and promise that your comfort and pleasure will be uppermost in their minds at all times. Come to Shakopee to spend the Glorious Fourth.

The Shakopee Gun Club will shoot every Wednesday evening and Sunday afternoon. Those wishing membership see any one of its members before next Sunday.

J. J. O’Dowd this week bought of the Interior Lumber Co. a large consignment of lumber for a new house on his farm, now occupied by the Math Mersch family. Mr. O’Dowd will also make extensive improvements on his farm adjoining O’Dowds Lake.

June 25, 1915

New Home for Library. The Public Library, which has been located at Stelten’s Confectionery for the past couple of years has been moved to the northeast room of the ground floor of the Union School building, where it will be open to the public Saturday afternoons and evenings. Mrs. Duffy, president of the library board, will act as librarian until the arrival of Miss Schultz, who is taking a course in library training at the state university. The thanks of the library association are extended to Mr. Jos. Stemmer who kindly contributed his team and his own services in transferring the books and cases to their new location and to Mr. and Mrs. Stelten and Miss Anna, who have acted as librarian the past two years. The association and the patrons of the library are greatly indebted for innumerable courtesies and unfailing patience and attention to the many demands made upon their time. A ten volume set of the Junior Classics, Harvard edition, beautifully illustrated and bound, has been added to the library, affording excellent vacation reading for the young people.

$3500, takes the Smith property on first street. This is dirt cheap, easy terms if desired. See S. B. Ferguson.

Artist Jos. Klinkhammer is putting the finishing touches to a picture at once unique and artistic, the property of Anton Ring of the Minnesota Stove Company’s pattern shop. The picture is a bas relief casting in iron of the familiar painting “The Last Supper,” and this has been painted by Mr. Klinkhammer in oil, the natural effects of light and shade from the picture in relief being heightened by clever use of umber in the colors which bring out the picture. The gowns of the Savior and the twelve apostles are in tints that resemble those used in sacred pictures by the Old Masters, and the stained glass windows and walls and mosaic floor of the room, and the far distance thru the open door and rear windows are faithfully portrayed in the colors used. The picture will be framed, and, with its brown bread, its golden cups, its embroidered white table cloth, and all the wealth of detail that can be woven into so remarkable a subject, the iron picture will be a thing of art and an heirloom that can be passed along thru centuries to come.

July 2, 1915

Joseph Fischer and helpers are this week finishing a cement block silo on the George Dean farm, south of town.

Henry Thul and his helper “Creps” Mertz are kept busy this week wielding the artist’s brush, having beautified the exterior of Henry Mergens and Hamms’ buildings on First street. Yesterday they commenced painting the exterior of the new Moriarity residence an ivory white.

While the rain was coming down in torrents last Wednesday, at about 6:40, a fire alarm was sounded and it proved there was a blaze in the mill office. Lightning struck the N. W. Telephone Co.’s wires and running along the line landed where the flames had taken their start. The fire department responded promptly and the fire which had already made good progress in spreading was quickly subdued. The damage done to the building and office material will probably exceed $500, covered by insurance.

Invitation to the Public. On Wednesday of each week, during the month of July will be special VISITORS DAY, altho visitors are welcome any working day. We are always pleased to show them thru our Plant, and we especially invite the people of Shakopee and the country folks, as well as visitors to the city, who are always welcome, so that they may become familiar with our sanitary methods of operation, and sample our Soft Drink Specialties, such as “Rock Spring” Ginger Ale, and Krabina, both of which are ideal summer drinks. We particularly recommend “Rock Spring” Ginger Ale as a truly thirst quenching beverage, palatable and invigorating, pronounced by connoisseurs as the best on the market. We want our friends at home to try out our products, inspect our plant and have therefore arranged to receive visitors at above specified time. This invitation is extended to all grown up people. Kindly call at office. Yours truly, Jacob Ries Bottling Works, Inc.

July 9, 1915

The city council has installed a traffic squad policeman at the corner for First and Lewis streets, in the shape of a sand-filled barrel; painted white, with four arms neatly painted on each side. “Turn to the right,” which will serve to forestall collision accidents of automobiles and other vehicles on that busy corner. This is a move in the right direction, and a step taken in time. A red light on the obstruction at night would make an acceptable improvement to the improvement, altho it is right beneath the street lights and may be safe without.

A ladies shampooing parlor with electric drier will be operated by Peter G. Huth, in connection with his tonsorial parlor. The parlor will be open to ladies every Monday, beginning July 12th and will continue throughout the year. The drier will also be used in the barber shop.

An old horse fell into the river at the high bank near the old Withey home last Saturday, and swam about for an hour trying to get out; but, despite the efforts of Roger Dell and some other boys in a boat to drive the frightened animal across the river to the sloping bank on the other side, it finally sank and was drowned. The animal was not valuable, it seems, for nobody has claimed it so far as we can learn; but the long, plucky fight the poor beast put up for its life made its drowning seem quite a tragedy.

Manager Dawson of the “Gem” theatre, is showing the best films this summer that have been presented in Shakopee, four films of the United Service, for regular diet, and special features often, in addition to “Exploits of Elaine,” a six reel show every Friday. Now he announces that he will begin the wonderful serial “A Diamond From the Sky” on Friday night, July 30th. Those who have not followed any of the serials have no right to complain that Shakopee lacks amusements. If you desire the latest thing in entertainment, try reading a serial in the Shakopee Tribune, and then see it in pictures at the Gem.

J. P. Kreuser is putting a new front in the Thos. Notermann building, south of the postoffice, this week. A large plate glass front will be put in, which will add greatly to the appearance of the building.

July 16, 1915

Ladies, try the new electric drier we use in our shampooing. Monday afternoons are reserved for you; or you can make appointment by phone. Peter Huth.

A new porch has been added to the John Kennedy residence, east of St. Mary’s church, greatly improving its appearance.

The little three year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Nieters was quite severely burned last Saturday, by accidentally spilling a pan of hot current juice. The left arm and entire left side were fearfully burned and the little one suffers great pain. At this writing she is slowly on the mend.

July 23, 1915

S. W. Pinches has received his stock of Titan carrier pigeons and has them fluttering about his new pigeon ranch at the rear of the Markus house. He is getting into the squab business in a modest way, with the idea of advancing and enlarging the scope of his venture as he learns the business. The ranch is handsomely fitted up, with the latest in movable nests, individual perches, automatic feed and drinking devices, a neat yard for exercise, and the whole lined with metal indoors and out to protect against rats and other enemies of the pigeon. Some day he expects to count his birds by the thousands instead of by the dozen; and if he does as well in the future as he has in the short time he has been busy at the game, he will so do.

While in the act of backing up to the gasoline filling station in front of the A. L. Hurr hardware store yesterday afternoon, Miss Lydia Jaenicke at the wheel of the Jaenicke Overland accidentally ran into the station knocking it completely off its foundation. Mr. Hurr at once autoed to Minneapolis with the pump to be repaired and the station is again in running order.

Two Dodge touring cars owned by Caspar Lenzmeier and Herman Plekkenpohl, respectively, disputed the right of way on 4th street, near the M. A. Deutsch home yesterday afternoon and in the consequence one of the tires on the Lenzmeier car suffered a blow out and the fender was badly bent. The steering gear on the Plekkenpohl car was slightly damaged both parties considering themselves lucky no further damage resulted.

A small boy robbed the Tribute editor’s desk of Miss Ida Ketterer’s handbag, during a moment or two while she was back in the composing room, at about ten thirty, Wednesday morning, and we are hot on the trail of the thief. The bag was of black leather, about eight inches in diameter, round, with leather handle, and contained two purses, one lined with lavender silk like the bag, and the contents comprised a new five dollar bill, about four dollars in silver, a check for $3.00 made to the Tribune by H. A. Brown, a black card case, some crochet work and other articles, including three keys. If the property is returned by ten o’clock tomorrow morning, no further steps will be taken by us toward punishment; if not we shall feel no further pity in the matter.

Hurrah For That Bloomington Road. Ten thousand dollars, count ‘em, ($10,000.00) will be spent at once on the Bloomington Ferry-Shakopee road, to put it into find condition, graded, turnpike and graveled, all the way from the drawbridge to the gates of this city, such was the glorious outcome of the meeting of the Board of County Commissioners of Scott county at the Court House last Wednesday morning, after a conference with representatives of the State Highway commission, and a committee of Shakopee’s leading and patriotic citizens. All together now, Hip! hip! hurrah!!…

July 30, 1915

Silos are going up everywhere, ready to save the corn as fodder, if it fails to mature owing to the late spring and unprecedented cold of the 1915 summer.

George Heinen is billing the Scott Co. Agricultural fair in the neighboring towns this week which is to be held here September 2, 3 and 4.

Will Bailey, a 14-year-old lad, returned home last Saturday, after being out on the Minnesota river in a tiny rowboat since Wednesday. He reached a point a few miles below Savage on his trip, before he concluded that home was the best place for him.

Preparing for the County Fair. The Scott County Agricultural Fair Association is making big preparations for its 19th annual fair and carnival to be held at Shakopee on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Sept. 2-3 and 4. This year the fair and big exhibition will be held in Riverside Park, an ideal spot amid most picturesque surroundings. Besides the beautiful park grounds twenty acres additional have been leased from William Ryan. The whole will take place in the park, the shooting grounds and the ball park, plenty of room for everybody and everything from everywhere. You can’t beat it. Weekly meetings are now held and all committees are bending every effort to make the 1915 fair the biggest and best in the history of the association, running back over a period of nineteen years. The merchants, the business people, the citizens, the farmers, the dairymen and the poultry raisers are giving the association the heartiest co-operation and assistance and it is bound to be a big success. At the State Fair last year Scott County, in the contest of the grand galaxy of counties of this state, took third prize and came nearly tying for second. This year nothing less than first place will do for us, and we can get it, if everybody gets behind the movement and pushes. Altogether now!

Aug. 6, 1915

A merry-go-round landed in town, Tuesday to remain a week, and is furnishing amusement for big and little folks.

Lehnertz Buys Smith Home. The old Dr. Smith residence property has been purchased by J. J. Lehnertz, of St. James, who will remove here with his family of wife and seven children before the first of next month. Mr. Lehnertz is a son-in-law of Wm. Pinger, and a man of large means, and his removal to Shakopee will be good news to the many former friends of Mrs. Lehnertz, nee Mary Pinger, and to the business circles of the town. There is some talk that the Smith home may be moved to a new site on the hill, to be occupied by the new owners as a home, and the present downtown site would then be utilized for a large garage or some other business concern. However this is but rumor, and the property may remain as it is for years to come, lacking nothing save a suitable lawn for the large house.

Business Changes

The Auto Lunch Parlor, conducted by Ben Gellenbeck the past several years was sold to Fred Stelten on Monday. Ted and Miss Anna Stelten have taken charge and will conduct the business in the future, Mr. Stelten and wife remaining at the old stand, the Eureka Confectionery. Mr. Gellenbeck has not decided as to his future plans and is at present spending some time at Prior Lake.

On Wednesday the Schiller Bar, owned by August Lebens changed hands, Sam Kahn of Blakely being the new proprietor and taking charge at once.

Aug. 13, 1915

The employees of the Minnesota Stove Co. will hold their first annual picnic at Riverside park tomorrow.

All Barbershops, beginning August 23rd, close at 8 o’clock, excepting Saturday evenings.

The new modern six room house which Henry Sand is erecting on 4th street is rapidly taking shape. The house will be built of cement blocks the work being done by Joseph Fischer, who is finishing the basement this week. William Gruett will handle the carpenter work and expects to have the house ready for occupancy by November 1st. Mr. Sand informs us that the house has already been rented.

Aug. 20, 1915

Dr. H. P. Fischer’s family, of Mudcura Sanitarium, are enjoying a new Mitchell, 7-passenger car, which the genial doctor purchased in Minneapolis last week.

A representative of a St. Paul day and night fireworks factory was here, Tuesday, demonstrating the beauty of day fireworks to be used at the coming county fair at Shakopee, Sept. 2, 3, and 4. Several bombs were fired from the street in front of the Jacob Ries Bottling work, and small boys were busy chasing down the pretty silken trophies that floated half a mile away on tiny parachutes. It was a novel and interesting spectacle.

Attention Ladies. A bread contest will be held in the Ladies Department, at the Scott County fair this year, September 2, 3 and 4. L. Christian & Co. Inc., will give a barrel of flour for the best load of bread exhibited at the fair. Entry fees to this contest will be 10 cents. The Woman’s department will be on display in the City Hall. Anybody wishing to prepare an exhibit in the culinary department to be taken to the State Fair may call or write Miss Elizabeth Ries, Chm. Woman’s Dept., Scott Co. Agr. Ass’n.

One More Unfortunate

At 3:30 o’clock this morning as a freight train on the Omaha road pulled out of Merriam Junction for Shakopee, a hold-up artist boarded a boxcar in which two harvest hands were purloining a ride, and at the point of a gun held up one and took away $14, and then called forth the other and took from him $38. The second man attempted to knock the gun out of the robber’s hand, and was shot twice, one bullet striking the breastbone and around to the right shoulder, outside the ribs, the other entering the face at the nose and lodging near the right ear.

The robber got off the train at the gravelpit, and the two victims of the holdup got off here, where the authorities were notified and are now out with a very accurate description of the robber, with good hope of nabbing him. The injured man will recover, it is said, and he is now lodged at the poor house, while his companion will remain in hope of testifying against the felon if he can be found.

Aug. 27, 1915

Don’t miss the novel display of day fireworks and the night display of fireworks that last night of the Scott County Agricultural Society Fair at Shakopee next week Saturday. There will be a chorus of Oh’s and Ah’s from thousands of throats, for it will be well worth travelling many miles to see. The day fireworks are a novelty in this section, and if you like beautiful, new things in the way of amusement, be here at the fair. You’ll not be disappointed.

Shakopee Has Oil Depot

Oil inspector F. E. DuToit came to Shakopee, Wednesday morning to inspect the first tank-car of gasoline ever routed to this city, and before night the gas was pumped from the car into the new steel tank which has been erected inside a high-fenced enclosure west of the freight depot, and A. L. Hurr, who has embarked in the business of wholesaling and retailing gasoline and oils here, began deliveries to his own and other supply tanks about town.

The price is such that it can be retailed at 10 ½ cents a gallon, which is surely some relief from the high prices that prevailed the fore part of the season in the local field. As soon as the manufacturers can fill the order, three more tanks will be installed, carrying kerosene, and other grades of gasoline; and it is expected that local demand will call for about one tank-car each week.

Sept. 3, 1915

S. W. Pinches has received an appointment, under civil service rules, to the State Grain department, and will take up his new duties in a fortnight. “Sid’s” host of friends rejoice with him in his preferment, and are only sorry that his new field of work will cause him to make his future home in Minneapolis. For twenty years past Mr. Pinches has been at work in this city, except for one short interval, buying grain, most of the time for L. Christian & Co., and his experience will make him a valuable man for the department.

The veteran firemen of St. Paul enjoyed a day’s outing, Saturday, coming as far as Shakopee on the steamer Hiawatha.

Sept. 10, 1915

Chief of Police John J. Doody is collecting dog-tax again this year, by direction of the city authorities, and the Tribune will publish a list of the people who pay it when the job is completed. The last collection of dog-tax in town was two years ago, when some who objected to the double tax sought to make a test case for the decision of the Courts; but the matter was not presented and the extra tax “goes” still, and probably is a legitimate scheme of taxation. However, the poll tax, which had the merit of getting at least a little out of every male adult for the support of the government, was abandoned years ago; and the dog-tax may one day be regulated likewise to the things of the dim and distant past.

Misses Hattie Kuhns and Bessie Buck commenced work as apprentices in the Emma Busse millinery store.

New Citizen Arrives. J. J. Lehnertz of St. James, who has purchased the Dr. H. O. Smith residence on First street, arrived the fore part of the week, to look after the repairs and alterations of the property, and his family of wife and six children will arrive in a fortnight to occupy the handsome and commodious new home. Carpenters are at work reshingling and remodeling the entire house, city employees are engaged in connecting the residence with the sewer and watermains, while others are busy remodeling the heating system and installing the latest in plumbing and fixtures, and electric lights. New coats of paint will adorn the residence, the garage, henhouse, and other outbuildings, and the grounds will be otherwise cleared up and beautified. Mr. Lehnertz is a son-in-law of Wm. Pinger, and a man of large means, and this city has won him as a citizen because of its advantages in schools, churches, drainage, commercial prosperity, and promising future. The Tribune voices the sentiment of the community in welcoming the newcomers to Shakopee.

Sept. 17, 1915

One More Unfortunate. The girls of the Senior class this year will get a credit for music. Modern ideas of what constitutes education have left the old days of the birch rod and the three R’s way in the lurch.

M. J. Carr Feels First Frost. The base ball game between the M. J. Carr nine and the Two Bens which was scheduled to be played at St. Paul Sunday, Sept. 19th, will not be played owing to the fact that when manager Riley called up Mr. Carr to make assurance of the game, he received word that the Carrs were to play at Stillwater. Indications show that “Mr. Michael J. Carr” is inflicted with a severe case of “cold feet”. If some neighbor would be so kind as to give or loan him a pair of woolen sox he might get over his chill and probably play the return game, notwithstanding the chances of victory or defeat. Now, if Mr. Carr can stand back of his promise, he will at least make an effort to rearrange a game for a later date.

The latest Ford owners in this vicinity are Math Marschall, Charles Scherer, Henry Herrgott and Fred Berens.

Sept. 24, 1915

A stranger by the name of John Fontaine, while intoxicated was creating a disturbance at the St. Paul hotel Wednesday morning. Chief of Police John Doody was called to end the trouble and while in the act of quieting Fontaine, the latter drew a knife inflicting a gash about two and one half inches deep in Doody’s right side. In self defense Doody grabbed Fontaine’s cane and struck him on the head causing a bad scalp wound. Dr. Fischer was called and attended both. Mr. Doody was a very sick man Wednesday, suffering severe pains but at this writing is slowly recovering. Fontaine was taken in charge and locked in the county jail to await further action.

A beautiful sculpture, “Frontier Group,” is on display in the Strunk drug store, the work of Herbert Strunk, a pupil under Prof. Treible at College Point, New York. The work is perfect and is but a sample of the work this young sculptor is doing. The statue was sent from New York to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Strunk.

Oct. 1, 1915

Theodore Weiland, president of the Board of Education, addressed a meeting of the boys last Monday, and explained the law in regard to smoking by students. It is planned to make an example of any dealer who unlawfully sells, or any student who uses, the alluring weed which Sir Walter Raleigh found in America and made so fallaciously fashionable among the foolish on his return to England away back in—well, somewhere between 1620 and 1915.

The Tribune man and A. L. Hurr drove out to the Koeper dairy farm one day recently to watch the operation of a new ten-horse-power gasoline engine and a silo cutter which are being used to fill the big silo 42 feet in height and 16 feet in diameter, which will feed fifty head of stock every day for eight months in the year, if desired. 23 acres of corn will be put in this fall, and the work has progressed to a height of 20 feet at this writing, with only the usual help on the farm at work. The engine is self-regulating, has ample power, and the cutter takes stalks, leaves the ears and all, cuts them into fine bits, and carries the fodder thus prepared up a blowerpipe to the very top of the silo and sprays it evenly over the big circle below. The feeding problem has been solved at the Shakopee dairy, at a cost of one big silo, a $400 gasoline engine, and $150 cutter.

Miss Schulz has accomplished a lot of work this week classifying the public library, now located in the school building. However, the labor will make her future work as librarian easier, and the public will be able to make use of the library more intelligently than heretofore.

Oct. 8, 1915

Twelve boys have joined the class in drawing, under Francis O’Brien, for a full years course in mechanical drawing, lettering, and architecture. It is a new feature in the schoolwork, and fills a long felt want. The large cutting table in the sewing and dining room furnishes the class with plenty of elbow room.

The lecture on “Ephpheta” by Rev. Eugene Gehl, a missionary connected with St. John’s Institute for the deaf of St. Francis, Wis., at the Gem Theatre Wednesday evening, was well attended. The lecture accompanied by about one hundred slides, scenes at the institute, was very interesting and gave the public an idea of what is being done for the children of the poor. A neat sum was realized which will go toward the maintenance of St. John’s Institute.

Oct. 15, 1915

A handsome new Bradley upright piano now graces Berens hall, bought of A. Philipp this week. The instrument had its first trial at the K.C. dance Tuesday evening and gave entire satisfaction.

George Huth who has been in the draying business the past twenty years, last Saturday sold his horses, drays etc. to Albert Rachel who took possession the same day. Mr. Huth has not decided upon the future but will for the present take a well earned rest. His son Walter who has been assisting him the past several years will leave for St. Paul some time next week where he has accepted a position with the Wells Fargo Express Co.

Oct. 22, 1915

Miss Timberlake gave the Sophomore class in cooking a personally conducted tour thru the L. Christian & Co. flouring mills, Wednesday, from top to bottom, and they saw the wheat change to flour, the flour tested, sifted, packed, labeled, and on board the cars. Head Miller Monroe piloted the class thru, and the study period went by all too quickly amid the busy scenes. Schoolward bound, the bunch of nine maidens and their instructress attempted to walk by the Stelten ice cream parlors and failed. Miss Timberlake uttered the kindest words that are known to human tongue, whereupon ten dishes of creme de glace were dissipated like April snow on apple blossoms.

Get your free movie tickets at the Kline Grocery, Condon meat market and Breimhorst studio.

Mr. Halsey’s zoology class hiked out to the vicinity of the Nyssen brewery, Wednesday, to collect bugs, and so forth, the Etc. not including, however that commodity yclept eftsoons “bug-juice”.

Oct. 29, 1915

Six tombstones, for the soldiers dying the past several years arrived here last Saturday from Washington, D. C., and were placed in the cemeteries during the week. They were for James Reynolds, Fred Schmitt, John Haack, Gerhard Lenertz, Mathias Annen and George Kinghorn.

All the teachers worked last week Thursday evening until after eleven o’clock, and on Monday afternoon there was no school so that all could again take up the work of cataloging the public and school library. The job is now about half done and 1002 books have been cataloged.

A Hallowe’en dance will be given in Dawson opera house this evening with music by the Mandolin orchestra. The public is invited to attend and spend an enjoyable evening.

Nov. 5, 1915

A pretty Hallowe’en party given by Miss Antoinette Fischer at the Dr. H. P. Fischer home last Saturday night delightfully entertained a party of 22 young people, who were conveyed to and from the party in the Sanitarium and Fischer automobiles.

Mr. and Mrs. Parks of Minneapolis were in town, Wednesday, completing arrangements to open a 5-10-15 and 25cent variety store in the east half of the Condon block. The store will be open for business within a week, and will be conducted by Mrs. Parks and her brother Harry Smith. The Tribune extends the newcomers a hearty welcome to the business and social circles of Shakopee.

Nov. 12, 1915

Gopher Stoves Make Their Initial Bow

Last Sunday at the A. L. Hurr store, headquarters of the newly organized Shakopee Stove company, there were arrayed for inspection three Gopher Round Oak stoves, and a Gopher steel range, the first finished product of the new stove company located in East Shakopee. They present a very attractive appearance in design and workmanship, and the company states that it has orders for all the stoves it can manufacture during the present winter. At present the company is handicapped by late arrival of machinery, especially the cleaners and nickelling equipment and polishing apparatus; but these are reported on the way, and soon the product will be on the market generally. Without conflicting with the market for the Minnesota Stove company’s big line of Coral Stoves and Ranges, which have been manufactured at Shakopee for nearly a quarter of a century, and are marketed all over the Northwest, the new company hopes to be able to take the place of the Eastern stoves that are now sold in the field in competition with the Corals, and thus find an opening without in any way interfering with the signal success of the older and bigger foundry which has been and is today the backbone of Shakopee’s prosperity. There is room for both, and the Tribune will rejoice in the success of both.

School was dismissed at three o’clock Tuesday, so that all might attend the educational moving picture film of the Williamson Submarine expedition, at the Gem theatre. It was well worth while, and the pictures were enjoyed by large crowds both afternoon and evening.

Nov. 19, 1915

A new kitchen is being added to the Joseph Volz residence. Frank Boehmer has the contract.

Miss Helen Huth has resigned her position as pianist at the Gem theatre after furnishing excellent music the past year. Mrs. Frank Dellwo is the new player commencing Wednesday evening.

The Fred Zarth family moved from the Markus house into the Spencer house on Second street Monday. The house vacated by them has been rented by Mr. and Mrs. Lee Gelhaye.

A real estate transfer of recent date was the purchase by O. H. Griffith of Lot 3 in Block 27, of Mrs. Mathilda Vogel. The price paid was $250. Mr. Griffith will erect a new modern bungalow which will be ready for occupancy early in the spring.

Nick Meyer Jr. commenced work as a foreman in the Argus printery on Monday. Harry Mertz who resigned the former position is getting the rooms last of the Heinen Confectionery into shape, preparatory to opening a job office.

Nov. 26, 1915

The thanksgiving dances given by the Minnesota and Shakopee Stove companys in Dawson and Berens halls Wednesday evening drew large crowds who enjoyed dancing until early morn. The range given away by the Shakopee Stove Co. was won by John Walsh Jr.

Work on the municipal skating rink was begun this week. The rink on the Goenen property east of the mill, is being cleared of weeds and put in shape for flooding. Improvements are also being made on the warming house. The rink will be flooded as soon as possible and Jack Frost will attend to the rest of it.

Dec. 3, 1915

Mr. H. P. Marx, the leading jeweler, who established the business in 1884 has decided to discontinue the jewelry business and offers his entire stock and fixtures for sale at the invoice price. Here is an opportunity seldom offered to step into an established good paying business. H. P. Marx.

The Minnesota Stove Co. will shut down December 15th for about fifteen days. During this period the moulding room will be enlarged sufficiently to employ seventy moulders which will mean about two hundred men in the plant. New machinery installed recently were 12 compressed air moulding machines, and a sand blast machine used for cleaning castings. The foundry is running full blast having the largest heats in the history of the plant.

That dancing school Friday night at the opera house as another big success, with 128 dancers present. The club now has a surplus of thirty dollars over and above expenses to date, and will see that better music is furnished for the dances, henceforth. No more dance lessons now till December 31st.

Dec. 10, 1915

Shakopee’s foremost business enterprise, the mammoth Flaherty & Lies department store, has another wonderful holiday display window this year, and holiday goods are charmingly and profusely exhibited in their store. Its worth a visit. Keeping Shakopee on the map is their business slogan, and this they are doing all the year ‘round, rain or shine. They richly deserve your patronage.

The Tri State telephone company who have been operating here the past eleven years sold its telephone property to the Shakopee Telephone company. The toll lines of the Tri State were connected with the Northwestern. All patrons may now have service on both lines without any further expense.

The George Rachel family moved here from Elysian Monday and are domiciled in the Peck house. Mr. Rachel recently purchased the Huth dray line.

Mrs. John Linhoff, this week sold lots 6 and 7 in Block 44 to Henry F. Zarth. The price paid was $350. It is rumored that Mr. Zarth expects to build a modern home on the site.

Dec. 17, 1915

A Christmas program will be given in School district 41 next Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock.

Quick action on the part of the fire department averted what might have been a destructive fire at the Shakopee Stove company’s plant Wednesday afternoon. Fire started in the nickeling tank, which was being put in readiness for use. Outside of a broken window and a slightly burned roof no damage was done.

Dec. 24, 1915

High School Notes. The Freshmen sewing class had their Christmas celebration Wednesday. Each girl bought or made a present costing not more than ten cents. The gifts were put on the tree and each girl came out with a remembrance in the end.

For the first time in the history of the Minnesota Stove co., one of the most complete and modern factories in the country, has it been known not to take their annual lay off at this time of the year. The factory is running full time and large shipments are being made to near and distant points. However the plant will shut down Jan. 15th, for a week of inventory.

The Fewer property in east Shakopee was this week sold to W. J. Holman, for $650.

Dec. 31, 1915

A Regina music box has been put in place at H. H. Strunk’s drug store, and “a penny in the slot” will cause it to send forth in remarkably rich tones one or another of the popular airs of the day, such as “The girl I loved in sunny Tennessee,” “Happy Miners’ March,” and dozens of others at your own choosing. The old and the young seem to enjoy it, and the little folks now are plunged into a worse quandary than ever as to how to spend their pennies, whether in this or that kind of candy or condiment, or in the realms of art as exemplified in music.

The Minnesota stove company has bought the entire nickel-plating outfit of the St. Paul stove company, and will bring it to the Shakopee works, thus aggregating with the present facilities one of the best and largest nickel-plating establishments in the Northwest.

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