Remember When: 1916 (Shakopee Tribune)

From the Shakopee Tribune

Jan. 7, 1916

J. A. Coller went to Bird Island Tuesday evening to deliver an address at the Forester installation. From there he went to St. Paul where he was joined by Mrs. Coller, both returning home Wednesday evening.

J. H. Stans entertained the members of the Cadet Band at his home Tuesday evening. The evening was spent in social converse, the boys rendering some fine band selections. A delicious lunch was served, the party dispersing at an early hour.

Jan. 14, 1916

Dance lesson at the opera house tonight, with dancing from 8:30 to 1 o’clock. Mrs. Noble and Mr. Clayton will be there, and the Mandolin orchestra will furnish music.

I wish to announce to the public that I am prepared to do all kinds of electric wiring and repairing. Fixtures for sale. Up to date work guaranteed. Henry Flecken, Shakopee, Minn.

High School Notes. Joseph Gumber is the 45th pupil in Miss Fitzpatrick’s fourth grade.

Jan. 21, 1916

William Ryan was offered $40,000 for his 500 acre farm east of Shakopee. The purchaser, to be a Mr. Wilson of Iowa, will move here in a fortnight or as soon as the deal is closed.

Some of our local fight fans including H. C. Schroeder, E. F. Thiede, J. F. Walsh, Bach Ring and Joe Klinkhammer went to St. Paul Tuesday to see the Gibbons-Ahearn fight.

Jan. 28, 1916

Heavy snows are said to be the forerunner of big crops, and the heaps of “the beautiful” which have fallen this week are consequently not to be sneezed at, especially if you keep your feet well covered with good old-fashioned rubbers or overshoes. Los Angeles is not the only place on the map where it can snow. Get out the popcorn and the apples and the cider and let’s enjoy a spell of real oldtime Minnesota winter.

For Sale:—The Riggs property on First street. See S. B. Ferguson.

Feb. 4, 1916

A 20 horse power motor was installed in Stemmer Bros. feed mill, Wednesday, by Electrician George.

Senator John B. Ries has made arrangement with the First National and Security State banks of this city to accept contributions to the Hammond Memorial Fund. Anyone wishing to donate a sum may call at either bank and be enrolled on the subscription list. The memorial will be placed in the State Capitol and will be a fitting tribute to the memorial of the late Governor Winfield Scott Hammond.

Feb. 11, 1916

High School Notes. The boys of the manual training class have installed magazine racks in the library and convenient window shelves in the normal room. They are also contemplating building a barn for a local man.

Automobile Club Formed. Last Saturday night John Hohman of Mankato, president of the State Automobile Association was here to assist the local autoists in forming a club, and a meeting was held at Mayor Moriarty’s office, and in Busse’s hall adjoining, at which forty were present. Theodore Weiland was elected president, J. A. Ring vice president, A. J. Mayer secretary, and Frank Huber treasurer, and a committee was appointed to round up the total membership of the vicinity.

The Riedell house, the property of Thomas G. Notermann, on the western boundary of the town caught fire at midnight last night, and was burned to the ground before any assistance could be rendered.

The sixth lesson in modern dances by Mrs. Helen S. Noble of Minneapolis takes place at the opera house tonight. You are invited.

Feb. 18, 1916

What They Say. Mrs. Coe said to Mrs. Doe that Mrs. Green reckoned positively that Mrs. Harsh told Mrs. Marsh that H. G. Thul does the best painting and paper hanging in town. All work guaranteed. Prices reasonable.

F. J. Gross has received from Minneapolis a pen of barred Plymouth Rocks, including the third prize cockerel shown at the last State Fair, and three pure bred hens, to add to his present fine lot of that breed.

Miss Adelaide Niedenfuehr resigned her position as stenographer for the Hamm Brewing Co., on Monday and will remain at home to care for her mother who is not enjoying the best of health. Miss Lena Strunk is her successor and began work on Wednesday.

The Sacred Heart Society and choir of St. Mary’s church will enjoy a sleigh ride to Jordan tomorrow evening.

Feb. 25, 1916

Stamp photos at the Breimhorst studio, 24 for 25 cents.

A new roof is being put on the lumbershed of Henry Simons Lumber Co., this week.

Walter Schoch this week sold a Studebaker Six automobile to Anton Marschall of Eagle Creek.


Meat Market Changes Hands

An important business deal was closed last Wednesday afternoon when Francis Volkert and Bernard Jansen, both of this city bought the business and fixtures of the Joseph G. Ries meat market. The firm name will be Volkert and Jansen and the new proprietors will take charge March 1st. Messrs. Volkert and Jansen need no introduction as both have been in the meat business the past twenty years and understand the business well. May success attend their efforts.

Mr. Ries, the retiring butcher, will devote his time to farming, on his highly improved farm east of Shakopee.

March 3, 1916

A merry party of thirty young people enjoyed a sleighride party to the J. J. Evans home across the river, on Wednesday evening, where they were entertained at a leap year party, Miss Mary Evans being the hostess. The evening was rounded out with music and games, a dandy lunch being served before their homeward departure. All present report a fine time and Miss Mary a right royal entertainer.

The Ed Unze saloon was entered by some unknown party last Friday night and robbed of $24 in cash.

NOTICE. I am in the junk business in Shakopee. Will pay the highest price for all kinds of junk. For house rags, two cents a pound. Joseph Hontz.

Mudcura is a busy place these days. Eighty-five patients reported there on Wednesday.

Volkert and Jansen this week bought of George Dellwo a team of bays, to be used in connection with the meat market. The price paid was $250.

An auction sale was held at the R. E. McKee farm, east of here, yesterday. The McKee family expect to move to Shakopee in the near future.

The Interior Lumber Co., this week sold a large consignment of lumber to George Rielander, who is having  a large new barn, 36×80, erected on his farm south of Shakopee.

March 10, 1916

The Tribune office has been busy this week turning out the ballots for the presidential preference primary election, to be held on the 14th…

The giant trees which have stood on the river bank east of the drawbridge since the white man first came here, have been cut down, and made into cordwood, and the undergrowth cleared away, and the change in the vista is a remarkable one.

Recent new auto owners are Rev. Lee and Frank Zoschka Studebakers and Lewis Petsch, Maxwell. The cars were bought through the Walter Schoch agency.

The Mike Huss property, south of St. Mary’s church, was sold to Henry Sand on Monday. The price paid was $2200. In turn Mike Huss bought the Conter house, which will undergo extensive repairs and will be modernized, to be used as a hotel. Mrs. Huss states the hotel will be open for business about the middle of May.

March 17, 1916

Miss Lizzie Kintzie is confined to her home this week with an attack of the grippe. Miss Bertha Strunk is assisting in the Prior Lake school during her absence.

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Dierberger of St. Paul are spending the week at the Otto Dierberger home. The former is making daily trips to Mudcura, taking treatments for rheumatism.

March 24, 1916

High School Notes. Abner Plumstead, alias Charlie Chaplin, has quit school, the sunshine of his smile making its fade-away on last Wednesday’s film of school days. We are going to miss him a lot. He has heard the siren call of the movies and is going into picture work in Minneapolis. $670,000 a year looks good to, most anybody.

The Royal Neighbor camp pleasantly surprised Miss Mollie Theis at her home yesterday afternoon. The hours were spent in social converse, after which dainty refreshments were served. Miss Theis was presented with an emblem pin, in appreciation for her work done in the camp.

A family of four girls and a boy were taken from their home here on Monday and will be cared for in various state institutions. The oldest girl was taken to the girl’s school at Sauk Center, the other girls to the Sisters of Good Shepherd, St. Paul, and the boy, six years old, was placed in one of the Catholic orphan homes of the twin cities.

March 31, 1916

Work of remodeling and renovating the interior of the Conter house, recently purchased by Mike Huss, began this week. The building is also being wired for electric lights. A steam heating plant will be put in and when all is completed will be as cosy as any hotel in the cities. The place will be open for business in about two months.

While dynamiting the ice in the Minnesota river last Sunday several large chunks of ice knocked down about a dozen poles of the Shakopee telephone lines, cutting off all patrons on the north side of the river. A switch board has been placed in the Henry Tessmer home, with Mrs. Taronto operator, who will take care of all the lines until the water recedes, in all probability about two months, when the poles will be replaced.

The Shakopee Telephone company’s office which has recently been remodeled and renovated is being connected with the city’s water and sewer system this week, William Ludtke having the contract. The Central office will be moved from the Condon block to its new home in the near future.

The new house which is being built by O. H. Griffith, on Third street, is rapidly nearing completion. The house will be ready for occupancy by the first of May when Dr. Buck and family will move into it. Mr. Griffith is contemplating on erecting a home for his family, on the lot adjoining, the coming summer.

Travel between Chaska and Shakopee is now limited to the H. & D. tracks, either by train or afoot. All the bottom roads up and down the Minnesota Valley are under water, and may remain so for two or three weeks to come, even if rains do not add to the flood. Too bad, but the forces of Nature make man’s efforts look woefully puny by contrast.

The Minnesota river at this point has gone out of its bounds, the entire lowlands being flooded including Riverside Park, the water being but a few feet from the band stand. The Indians on the reservations were obliged to move to the bluffs the first of the week. The water is higher than it has been for many years past. This morning about two stones of the large piers supporting the bridge were only visible.

Mrs. J. H. Nelson and children departed for St. Peter last evening for a short visit with relatives, enroute to their new home in Adrain. The house vacated by them has been bought by Theis Thielen from Frank Buch. The Thielen family have already taken possession.

The Henry Simons Lumber Co., this week sold a large consignment of lumber to Thomas G. Notermann, for the erection of a dwelling house on the Riedel place, on the site of the old house, recently burned down. The building will be 24 x 33, one and one half stories high. John T. Kreuser has the contract for the carpenter work.

April 7, 1916

The stage of high water in the river has receded about two feet from the highest point reached, and this means a tremendous fall for a surface of over a mile in extent over the bottom lands. There is hope that two weeks more will see traffic resumed over the bottomland roads, now confined to boats, and the H. & D. railway tracks. The Shakopee Sanitarium last week purchased a large motorboat, and has that in commission for its passengers, who now travel by auto to the end of the lane, then by boat to the drawbridge, and thence by hacks to the depots. A section of the new Bloomington road was blown out by dynamite by Engineer Childs when the water first flooded it, and this will save a large amount of damage to the grand new highway, it is hoped. The road was but recently completed at a cost of nearly $15,000, and gets a rough start in the world.

Walking home from Savage Wednesday evening didn’t seem a bit crowded for three of our local hunters, who were obliged to abandon their hunting boats, near Savage, on account of the rough waters of the Minnesota. How about it boys?

The plans for that Shakespearean festival on Monday afternoon and evening grow apace. Besides the Maypole dance, there will be Shakespeare songs by the glee club, folk dances by the children, the school orchestra will play al fresco, that is outofdoors, amid the trees of the park, and the procession from the school to the park will include all the heroines of the Bard of Avon’s plays, all in costume, and led by William himself and Queen Elizabeth. The program at the park will be free to all, and the public is most cordially invited to be present to enjoy the pleasures of the day. At night, at the opera house, the annual concert given under direction of Miss Tonette Benson, music director of the schools.

The Buch house on First street, vacated by the Thielen family, has been sold to Theodore Veight of Eagle Creek. Mr. and Mrs. Veight will not take possession until early fall.

Fred Kopp, son of Sheriff Kopp, had the misfortune to shoot himself thru the left leg below the knee with a 22-cal. rifle Wednesday evening. The bullet coursed along the shin bone for about 15 inches, and made quite a painful wound, which Dr. Buck is caring for.

April 14, 1916

Ground was broken this week for the erection of a seven room bungalow to be built by Henry Zarth on his lot north of Dist. 41 schoolhouse. William Gruett has the contract for the carpenter work.

Four handsome, new floor show cases were placed in the Strunk drugstore this week, adding greatly to the appearance of the store.

WANTED:—Boy of 16 or over to learn the printer’s trade. Good wages and rapid advancement. Apply to C. G. Bowdish.

Frank Boehmer this week sold his house and lot in east Shakopee to Charles Grosshauser for $1050. It is Mr. Boehmer’s intention to erect a home on Third street, on the lot recently purchased of Mrs. Mary Cargill.

A new eight-foot bar, with an Italian marble top was installed in the Heinen ice cream parlor last Saturday.

The J. G. Ries building, occupied by Volkert & Jansen meat market is being connected with the city water and sewer system.

April 21, 1916

Worthy of especial mention is the window display at the Flaherty & Lies emporium to mark the glad Easter-time. It is the handiwork of Mr. Davy, and again emphasizes his expertness in the art of window-dressing. The floor is in purple and white tiling, and the walls in vertical stripes of purple and white, with a profusion of flowers and greenery in handsome ceramics, furnishing lovely setting for a choice display of dress materials, haberdashery, and shoes, the whole ablaze with electric lights in indirect lighting style. The town has reason to be proud of this particular effort, as well as of the firm itself, which has never faltered in keeping the good name of Shakopee on the map in its advertising and its modern methods of merchandising. Hats off to Mr. Davy, and the firm of Flaherty & Lies.

Boyd Bowdish has constructed, with dad’s help, a thirty family purple martin bird-house, which is now ready for tenants. Any colony of martins in search of a commodious and beautiful home will be welcome.

Vernon Thompson has been employed by Otto Dierberger to drive his auto livery this summer.

Bud Brown’s big Rambler car is spinning around town resplendent in a new coat of paint and varnish, with blue, gold striped body and light brown chassis, and Ben Mertz’s Ford is likewise handsomely metamorphosed with a coat of blue, with gray chassis. This week Sheriff Kopp’s auto-flying machine also came out in a shining coat of black enamel.

Last Thursday evening shortly after No. 11 had left the Omaha station, the connecting rod on engine broke, dropping the pin, which tore up part of the track, derailing the engine and mail car. The accident occurred opposite The Minnesota Stove Co.’s plant. An engine was sent out from St. Paul and proceeded with the train, which was delayed a couple of hours. No one was injured, and the engine was taken to the company’s hospital in St. Paul for repairs. Another minor accident occurred on the Milwaukee road early Sunday morning, when a box car left the track near the Omaha crossing. A wrecking crew repaired the damage Sunday afternoon.

The Conter house, which has been undergoing extensive improvements the past months is about completed, the finishing touches being put on this week. The building was recently purchased by Mr. and Mrs. Mike Huss, who will move into it some time next week to conduct a first class hostelry.

April 28, 1916

An automobile owner would like to call attention to the danger of throwing nails, glass etc. into the street. This is often done unconsciously by people throwing ashes into the street. Twenty-two nails ranging from a shingle nail to a spike were picked up on one crossing a few days ago where some ashes had been dumped. The State Automobile law provides a heavy fine for this, but we should be careful for our own sakes, regardless of the law penalty.

Bookstaff To Open New Variety Store. Mr. D. A. Bookstaff of Hastings Neb. has now taken possession of the former Parks Variety store and will conduct a modern up-to-date 5-10-25c variety store. An enormous line of variety goods of every description is being added. Mr. Bookstaff will remodel the store front and install new lighting fixture. Certified satisfaction is the motto of this new store.

J. M. Spindler this week sold his stock of goods, including groceries and dry goods to a Mr. Dahl from North Dakota, who will take possession some time next week. Mr. Spindler will conduct a chicken farm on his land in south Shakopee.

Joseph Huettl of Mankato is the new butcher at the Condon meat market.

Mr. and Mrs. Peter Annen bought the Matt Annen property, adjoining their home on Second street, last week. Consideration $450.

May 5, 1916

A mass meeting is scheduled for next Monday night to talk over the very feasible plan of raising the dyke road known as Lover’s Lane, across the river to the bluffs, above high water mark. The Hennepin authorities have joined in the plan and offer to change the location of the road now running down the bottoms past the Indian reservation over to the bluffs north of Feldtman’s lake to join the road at Teich’s. This road to Minneapolis is a part of the north to south National highway, and it is planned by Hennepin county to pave the road from Minneapolis to Shakopee. The improvement is to be of such tremendous benefit to this city that it is hardly possible that any really true citizen of the city will oppose the move. This is one of the golden opportunities which we ought to grasp at once and firmly.

FOR SALE–Hotel and rooming house, all modern. 14 well furnished rooms doing good business. Must sell on account of sickness. Also six room house and lot on 1st street. St. Paul Hotel, Shakopee, Minn.

Carpenter William Engel has remodeled the west side of the Gem theatre front which is to house an electric pop corn machine this summer.

The William Gruett family moved into the Ludwig Zarth home on Monday. The Gruett home is now occupied by O. H. Griffith and family who will remain there until their new home on Third street is completed, which will be in September.

The George Theis family of Marystown are moving into their new home today, recently purchased from O. H. Griffith.

The exterior of the Variety store has been changed somewhat this week. The show windows have been dropped to give the store a modern up-to-date metropolitan front appearance. The interior also has undergone improvements, a new stock added and a flourishing business is now in progress under the able management of D. A. Bookstaff.

May 12, 1916

Thiede & Miller this week sold their stock of dry goods and groceries to J. S. Bredahl of River Falls, Wis., who will take charge some time next week. Mr. Bredahl is an experienced merchant and comes here highly recommended. Messrs. Thiede and Miller has as yet not decided upon their future occupation.

A new ornamental wire fence surrounds the Anton Ring property, on Second street.

The Stradcutter saloon is being connected with the city water and sewer system this week.

The Bookstaff 5-10-25c store will have a grand opening tomorrow. A new line of goods has arrived and is elegantly displayed for the inspection of the public. Everybody looking for bargains should not fail to call tomorrow. Read the Bookstaff ad on page four.

August Gelhaye, on Wednesday, sold his saloon business to his son Lee who took possession at once.

Manager Dawson of the Gem theatre has been able to secure for Shakopee as a special attraction, “The Battle Cry of Peace,” May 21st, which puts Shakopee on the map for our large cities. Watch for further announcements next week.

Sparks from a chimney ignited the roof of the warehouse adjoining the Cooper shop of E. B. Ketterer, on Monday, and badly damaged the roof. The fire department was called but the blaze had been extinguished by a paid brigade and chemicals shortly after their arrival. Had the fire gotten any headway, adjoining property losses would have been heavy as a high wind was blowing all day.

May 19, 1916

High School Notes. The garage that the boys of the high school manual training class are building is rapidly nearing completion. It’s all there and half shingled and is a piece of work worthy of mention.

County Auditor Mayer this week paid to Joe Geis $15 wolf bounty, the latter having killed five cubs.

Albert Tiedt will commence the building of a new home in the near future, on the property he recently purchased from James O’Rourke.

The Fred Brouilette family moved into the Paukner house on Third street this week. The house vacated by them is occupied by Mr. and Mrs. Charles Plumstead.

Peter Kaup of Eagle Creek bought of Frank Buch the house and lot, now occupied by A. R. Tabbert, for $2400. Mr. Kaup and family expect to take possession in the near future.

The new fire auto truck purchased by the city fire department arrived here yesterday. The truck is a Kissel car and is equipped with two 40 gal. chemical tanks, four hand chemicals and 150 feet of chemical hose with shut-off nozzle. The price paid was $1250.

May 26, 1916

The Shakopee Automobile club had planned its first run of its history to Glencoe, yesterday, to attend the Home Talent Carnival; but the weatherman spoiled it all with more of the muddy roads, which have prevailed all spring. Better luck next time.

The dog poisoner is busy again, Ferdinand Gross and Ralph Hayes losing their hunting dogs last Saturday.

J. S. Bredahl and family moved here from River Falls, Wis., last Saturday and are occupying the Ries flats on First street. Mr. Bredahl recently purchased the Thiede & Miller store and will take possession the first of June.

New city telephones installed this week are John Sames, No. 207J3; Charles Plumstead, No. 72 C; Mrs. Henry Cassellius, No. 178; George Theis Sr., No. 222.

Work of excavating for the new six room bungalows to be erected by Jos. Adams and Frank Boehmer this summer was begun yesterday. The Henry Simons Lumber Co., will furnish the lumber.

The fishing season comes on apace, and bass fishing is legal next Monday. Dan Hussman has an order for a hundred dozen young frogs for bait from parties at Excelsior, but can’t fill the bill, even with $25 in real money dangling before his eager eyes.

June 2, 1916

The high board fence which surrounded the city hall property for many years past was torn down this week. The lot will be filled up and seeded and beautified with flower beds.

The fire department was called to the home of George Kinsey on Tuesday. Sparks from the chimney ignited the roof but the fire was extinguished without the assistance of the department. Little damage was done.

June 9, 1916

Dr. Buck and family moved into their new bungalow on third street, Thursday. The house vacated by them has been rented by Rev. T. S. Thompson and family.

The John Gentgen barbershop is now occupying the corner room of the Southworth block. The rooms vacated by Gentgen are being occupied by the Jos. Stradcutter saloon.

The following creamery figures for Scott Co., we are able to publish through the courtesy of Dairy and Food Commissioner J. J. Farrell. Scott County has eight creameries that made 881,965 pounds of butter for which the patrons were paid $210,107.70.

June 16, 1916

Tomorrow will be a big day for the Milwaukee railroad employees. They will hold their annual picnic at Riverside Park, arriving here about 9 o’clock in the morning. A band will accompany the picnickers here, which will furnish music throughout the day. All are cordially invited to join in the festivities.

June 23, 1916

Wanted: —Stock for pasture. Inquire of J. C. Munsch. Shakopee Tel. 18L.

The William Thiede residence on First street is being connected with the city water and system this week.

L. E. Dawson, proprietor of the Gem theatre the past several years sold the picture show equipment to Frank Veigel of St. James, on Wednesday. Mr. Veigel will take possession July 1st. Mr. and Mrs. Dawson will continue to reside here which is good news to their many friends.

The Milwaukee railway employee’s picnic last Saturday brought a large crowd to town, the picnickers coming on two special trains. The day was spent in various amusements, some of which needed the assistance of our local police. They returned to Minneapolis in the evening.

Farm For Rent. 280 acres. Shak. Tel. 34 Mrs. B. C. Sullivan.

Despite rain nearly 700 people saw the Birth of a Nation at the opera house yesterday, and all were delighted. Today will put the hall to a test to hold the crowds.

June 30, 1916

Scott County Fair Ass’n. Closes Important Deal. At the regular adjourned meeting of the fair association Wednesday evening the sub-committee consisting of John Thiem, A. M. Strunk and Wm. F. Duffy appointed to negotiate the purchase of fair grounds, reported that it had purchased of Wm. Ryan and obtained title to a splendid tract of ground along the river joining and immediately west of Riverside Park, consideration $500. The full committee will proceed at once to perfect plans for the construction of a large exposition hall and pavilion and stock barns…

Work of remodelling and enlarging the William Thiede residence has begun this week, Carl Gruett having the contract.

Albert Plekkenpole is building a six room addition to his farm house in Jackson, buying the lumber from the Interior Lumber Co.

A special train of fifteen coaches passed through here on the Omaha Monday, conveying the New Ulm and St. Peter contingents of the Second Regiment Minnesota National Guards to camp at Fort Snelling.

Mrs. Lizetta Dubbe last week sold the house, known as the Fahrenkamp home, to William W. Kline of Eagle Creek for $1100. Mr. and Mrs. Kline will take possession in the near future.

July 7, 1916

The Shakopee Telephone Co., has purchased a Ford truck to be used by the linemen in their work through the country.

A rambling rose with possibly two hundred blossoms graces the front yard at the Matt Huth home and many are the admirers of the pretty red blossoms.

Work was commenced this week on the new frame bungalow to be erected by J. H. Moore of Wells on his lot north of the August Scherkenbach home. John P. Kreuser has charge of the carpenter work.

R. M. Gross of Spring Valley, Wis., has arrived here to accept the position of foreman in the Tribune office, to relieve Joseph Rademacher, who has served us faithfully and well during the past four years, and now wishes to take a well-earned vacation before starting out in the fall to see America first, before settling into the harness of further steady grinding the printshops. The Tribune is fortunate in being able to fill his place with a printer of skill and manly qualifies such as Mr. Gross exhibits.

A tennis club was formed here last week with a membership of ten. The club will meet semimonthly and are already planning many delightful outings. The court is located between the Stans and Lundberg residences. The members are Misses Mary Evans, Grace Griffith, Maud Dean, Bertha Hurr, Clara Kirkeby, Messrs. Prof. Borst, D. A. Bookstaff, Harold Goodrich, Emil Darsow, and George Kleeman.

July 14, 1916

While the mass meeting at the opera house Monday night was not largely attended on account of the terrific heat, a goodly number of progressive and representative men were present, and the scheme of combining with Hennepin county in building up the dike road and remodelling the bridge was declared to be a big chance to secure a splendid improvement at a cost which is virtually a gift to us of $9000. The bridge must be repaired anyway at a cost of $4500, and the repairs we are yearly putting on the trestle road are far more than the interest on the $15000 bonds we should issue. And thus we should get rid of the loss and trouble of high water, and be paid for doing what is manifestly this city’s duty and opportunity. An election will be held in the near future on the bond issue proposed.

Found: Money, in Eureka Confectionery. Owner may have same by proving property.

What might have resulted fatally was narrowly averted here last Friday afternoon. Edwin Cooper, brother of Mrs. George Dellwo, while swimming in the Minnesota river near the bridge, got beyond his depth and in his effort to reach the shore became exhausted and sank. Upon reappearing he called for help and as the sanitarium auto was just crossing the bridge, Charles Saunders dove from the bridge and brought the man to safety. Outside of a good ducking nothing serious will result.

July 21, 1916

The John Deller residence on Second street has been connected with the city water and sewer system.

The exterior of the home of Mrs. Mathilda Vogel is being beautified by a coat of white paint.

Miss Marie Nieters won the non-skid auto truck given away at the Variety store on Monday, defeating Master Hayes by only three coupons.

The Good Luck Sale at Bookstaff’s Variety store is surely bringing him good luck, judging by the crowds who visit the store daily since the sale began.

July 28, 1916

A severe electrical storm visited this section Tuesday morning. The only mishap reported was that of Harry Marx who suffered a severe shock. Mr. Marx was standing on the back porch of the Marx home when the lightning struck the telephone wire, Mr. Marx standing near where the wire enters the house. He was knocked down, and stunned for some time, but will suffer no ill effects.

The John Bludorn family moved into the William Selbig home last Saturday and E. G. Dahl has rented the Rudolph Selbig residence.

Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Jansen presented their daughter, Miss Isabel, with a handsome new Kimball piano.

Aug. 4, 1916

Wm. J. Theide’s home has been greatly improved and beautified with a large front porch screened in, and extending along the entire front and wing of the dwelling. The ell has been raised to two stories, and a kitchen, chamber, and bathroom added. The paint will be cream body and chocolate trimmings.

A new “Monarch” piano graces the John McMullen home a gift to Master Burtis.

Construction Work on Fair Buildings Begun. Construction work on the large exposition hall for the Scott County Agricultural Society of Shakopee is now under way. J. T. Kreuser, to whom the job was awarded, is under contract to have the buildings completed and ready to turn over to the fair association on or before Aug. 26th. The concrete work has been sub-contracted to Charles Cassellius who has his force of men on the job and is pushing his part the work as rapidly as possible. Then the work on the superstructure will be pushed to completion so as to be ready for the opening of the big Scott County Agricultural exposition and fair at Shakopee Aug. 31-Sept. 1-2.

Matt Sames is the latest owner of a Ford touring car, bought through the local agency this week.

The exterior of the M. A. Deutsch pharmacy is being treated to a coat of golden brown paint. “Shooty” is wielding the brush.

Aug. 11, 1916

The gentlemen members of the Shakopee Tennis club were hosts at a reception given for the lady members, at Heinen’s, on Monday evening.

Traffic on the Omaha was delayed several hours on Wednesday morning due to the smashing up of a flat car on the main track.

John Stratman’s residence is greatly improved with some spotless coats of white paint, and a new verandah.

Bert Feldmann resigned his position at the Peter Huth barber shop and is now employed in the Gentgen shop.

That Ben Gellenbeck’s efforts to make Riverside park a park in fact as well as in name is evidenced by the large crowds of tourists and townspeople that are enjoying its delights these hot days and nights. Mr. Gellenbeck has the entire park mowed, with a lawnmower, every scrap of dirt and refuse and undergrowth removed, and has provided a dressing room and springboard for bathers, a croquet set that is going all the time, a turning pole, trapeze, swing, pole vault and jumping apparatus, dumbbells, tight wire a merry-go-round for kids, and in addition there is the dancing platform, and everything in the line of refreshments and lunches at his neatly built and decorated refectory. Tables and benches are everywhere, and tourists are loud in their praises of our park as one of Nature’s choicest beautyspots. We are just learning to appreciate Riverside park.

Aug. 18, 1916

The Ed Leibold residence was sold to Leonard Bruns of Victoria last Thursday, Mr. Bruns taking possession at once. The Leibold family are at present living at the Dominick Engel home.

Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Mingo moved into the DeMers house on Fourth street, on Tuesday.

Mesdames J. G. Newell and F. E. Brooks are taking mudbaths at Mudcura this week.

Card of Thanks. Having sold our threshing outfit to Arnold Kopp last, week we take this means of thanking our customers for their patronage the past six years and hope they will treat our successor in a like manner.—Vierling Bros.

The Wm. Thiede residence is being treated to a coat of flesh tint paint with chocolate brown trimmings.

Work on the new J. M. Spindler residence, on Shakopee avenue, was begun this week. The structure will be an eight room, two story stucco house. Mr. Spindler will also build a chicken house 20 x 120 feet.

The Gem Theatre will show the famous 5-reel phot drama entitled “Where Are My Children,” on Tuesday, August the 22nd. This picture has been running in the leading playhouses in the cities up to a few weeks ago. Don’t miss it. Children under 16 years not allowed.

Aug. 25, 1916

Drowned in River. A stranger, whose identity could not be learned, was drowned in the Minnesota river, at this point, last Sunday afternoon between twelve and one o’clock. The unfortunate man came here from St. Paul last Friday and was employed as a laborer on the William Ryan farm. It is supposed he went bathing and being unable to swim sank to his death. As soon as the news of the drowning became known the river was dragged and the body found about 5:30 o’clock. John Heller and Herman Thieben recovered the body with the aid of grappyling hooks. Nothing could be found to identify him and the remains were taken to Hirscher’s undertaking rooms, to be prepared for burial. The body was interred in Valley cemetery, Monday morning.

Am now prepared to do all kinds of light and heavy team work. Call Shakopee Telephone No. 43. George C. Erkens.

Henry Sand, the real estate man, will give away $3.00 in prizes to farmers winning prizes on wheat at the Scott County Agricultural Fair.

Sept. 1, 1916

Garage Changes Hands. Harold Brown has quit work at the Hurr garage, and joined his brother Lester in the auto livery service. The young men bought another car last week, with hopes of branching out still further in the near future. The place in the repair shop vacated by “Bud” has been filled by William Kamp, a former employee of the Minnesota Stove company, who began work Monday morning.

Joe Hontz, dealer in rags and junk. Will pay $5.00 for any kind of scrap iron and the highest prices for any kind of junk. Phone 142C.

Thomas H. Notermann has traded his meat market for a farm near Pipestone, this state and will return to his old means of livlihood next spring. Meanwhile he will continue in the meat business at the old stand.

Sept. 8, 1916

The hot summer has brought about a shortage of ice, and J. B. Heller is of the opinion just now that nobody wants to be the iceman. He has been shipping carload lots, but when the Omaha railway stopped taking shipment of perishable freight, due to the impending strike, he tore his hair in sheer desperation. This week went back to normal, and there is hope of getting thru the rest of the hot weather with comfort to the customers if not to Mr. Heller. He vows he will never again be caught short of ice if it takes all winter to put it up.

A crew of men is at work remodelling the Marx building on first street for saloon purposes.

A committee from the automobile club appeared before the council, Tuesday night, complaining of automobile speeders and muffler-fiends, who have been warned, advised, plead with, to no avail. The council will proceed to enforce the laws, and if the police cannot cope with the trouble, the auto club will.

The city has at last purchased some neat iron standards for traffic regulation with black and white signs “keep to the right,” “park here,” “stop and go,” and they were in place during the fair. The barrel which has been an eyesore at Bridge square for a year past, with its wonderful direction “turn to the right,” has been moved down to First and Sommerville, and, painted in black and yellow, now sends the tourists trying to follow the Yellow Trail into the millyard instead of off into the country. One driver of a big Packard the other day came backing up hill rather indignant at the city fathers for misleading him, but felt better when convinced that it is not the fault of the community at large, and will be corrected as soon as some auto is damaged or destroyed by running into such an unlighted, stoneloaded obstruction, and the city has paid for the damage.

Sept. 15, 1916

L. E. Dawson is planning to put in a new plate glass front in the lower floor of the Opera house block.

That old barrel which has served as traffic officer for a year past at Bridge square, and recently invaded our neighborhood, has disappeared, glory be. Let’s hope it may never return.

High School Notes. A girls’ basket ball team is the first sign of activity in the athletic field, and there will be two quints at practice next week, Miss Norman as trainer and Mr. Williams as coach. Nothing like it for boosting the true-blue school spirit.

The Leander Schaefer family of St. Peter have taken up their residence in the Mergens house on Second street.

For Sale: The F. H. Heinen property, south of Dist. 41 school.

At a meeting of the Scott County Fair association on Monday evening it was decided to celebrate the occasion of the completion of the new pavilion by having a grand opening Friday evening, October 6th. A committee consisting of J. A. Ring, William Ries and W. F. Duffy were appointed by the chairman to make arrangements.

Sept. 22, 1916

John Stephany sold his dray line to William Nieters, on Wednesday, the latter taking possession at once.

The Shakopee Mandolin orchestra will go to Chaska, tonight, to furnish music for a private dancing party given at the opera house by Messrs. and Mms. Hicks and Fenton, of the Minnesota Sugar company colony there.

For Sale—My home and all property in Shakopee. Two houses in excellent repair. Will be sold all together or separately. Time and terms to suit the buyer. Apply to Mrs. H. J. Peck at the home or S. B. Ferguson.

For Sale at a snap. Barn 11×14, with upper floor. Make good garage. H. A. Marx, Phone 269.

Sept. 29, 1916

Little Big Benefactor. At last outside capital has come to Shakopee’s rescue in the matter of modern houses for sale or rent. Contractor Walsh has received a contract from Mr. Little of Minneapolis for cement foundations for six new houses to be erected on the hillside south of the Minnesota Stove foundry this fall; and we learn that the present order for six modern homes is but the beginning of a building program of extensive proportions. To those who are interested in Shakopee’s growth and progress, this is joyful news, altho it may not so well suit a few landlords, owners of decrepit old buildings now renting for big money because of necessity for some place to live better than a snowbank. Even so, it is likely that all the homes will be occupied, whether modern or ramshackle, for the old town wants to grow and will just as fast as houses are provided to be occupied.

The Carl Olson family moved to Minneapolis this week and the house vacated by them will be occupied by the Jacob Braun family.

Nickolas Braun is rebuilding his house, west of the Nickolay home, which was recently destroyed by fire. The house will be a one-story structure.

Will Engel, assisted by the proprietor, L. E. Dawson, is remodeling the front of the lower floor of the Opera house block. The new improvement will include a plate glass front with inclined doorway, tile inlaid. The wood work will be copper covered and when completed will add much to the appearance of the block.

What Comes to Shakopee. The best wheat market in the city’s history is creating quite a stir of late, for the Shakopee market is now ten cents a bushel higher than at any surrounding market, such as Jordan and Prior Lake. The mill has always paid two cents over the market, but this week has paid not less than seven and up to ten cents above the market, and will continue to do so for some time to come. Market your wheat in Shakopee now, if you can use that extra money.

Oct. 6, 1916

Mike Deville is driving a new Briscoe car bought through the Hilgers agency at Jordan.

Miss Gertrude Hirscher is the new clerk at the Stelten confectionery commencing work on Sunday.

Carl Hartmann has discontinued his studies at St. Thomas college and enrolled as a student in the High School, on Wednesday.

The Theodore Veiht family has moved into their new home on First street. The Veiht farm has been rented by John Paukner.

The Marx building on First street which is undergoing improvements, when completed, will be occupied by the Ted Stelten confectionery.

R. M. Plumb, the Milwaukee station agent bought the Henry Sand house, vacated by A. E. Gerde and moved into same last Friday. Mr. and Mrs. Gerde will spend the winter in Minneapolis.

Oct. 13, 1916

The Jos. Weiland family moved here from Belle Plaine on Monday and have taken up their residence in the Holman house on Second street.

High School Notes. Andrew Kopp has been appointed truant officer, but is not very busy thus far on account of the general interest in schoolwork on all sides. It does seem odd, anyway, that it ever would require the strong arm of the law to get anybody to accept a free education in this day and age. Let us keep Solomon and the Owl, wise old birds as our guiding stars.

Orders taken for crocheting, and all kinds of fancy work. Place your Xmas orders now. Tel. 209.

The dedication of the fine new pavillion of Scott County Agricultural Society held last Friday evening was a grand success in every respect. The park was filled with auto loads of visitors from near and far who came to enjoy dancing to the music of Hagies orchestra of Jordan. Refreshments were served at the Ben Gellenbeck stand. All who attended the affair report a most enjoyable time.

Honey–Guaranteed strictly pure. Come or extracted. At John Sames. Phone 207J3.

A deal was closed last week by which George J. Hauer became the owner of the Shakopee Creamery property. The price paid was $6000. George A. Dellwo, the former owner, has not as yet decided on the future and will for the present make this city his home.

C. Jos. Strunk handed out cigars along with his usual smiles last Tuesday, that date being the fortieth anniversary of his marriage. The worthy couple had planned to invite the populace to the opera house to dance a few foxtrots and one steps to the music of the mandolin club, but were obliged to forego the pleasure owing to the serious sickness of Mrs. Strunk’s mother, Mrs. Gellenbeck, now in her ninety third year. Needless to say, Mr. Strunk dances quite as ardently now as he did in his courtship days.

Oct. 20, 1916

False Alarm. Tuesday morning before the birds awoke a breakfast bugler and a bankbusting burglar got all mixed up in the minds of many citizens rousing with difficulty from slumber. Clang, clang, clang, clang, rang out the silence of the dawn, just like that. It sounded for all the world like the bank burglar alarm that rang out a few years ago when real yeggmen tried to tap our First National, telephones began to ring, lights flashed up, and war was on the wing. But both banks were intact, neither one now has the electric alarm system owing to the installing of burglar proof safes, and some other cause had to be searched out. Well, sir, it was the cook of the camp cars containing a crew of track-layers down at the elevator on the Omaha railway, banging away on a big triangle to get the men out for breakfast! When will we get used to the arts of peace, anyway?

John Theis has added an addition to his home by building a new kitchen on the north side.

Miss Elsie Spindler commenced work on Monday, as stenographer for the Hamm Brewing Co., taking the place of Miss Adelaide Niedenfuehr, who has resigned.

Mr. and Mrs. Edw. J. Huber returned from their honey moon on Monday and are now comfortably domiciled in the new Buchanan bungalow on Fourth street.

Shakopee Shoe Repair Shop. Harry Broekhuizen, Prop. Repairing Done While You Wait. Our Motto: Good Work—Reasonable Prices—Prompt Attention.

Oct. 27, 1916

Star Orchestra Makes Bow. At the opera house Friday night the new local orchestra made its initial bow to the dancing public, and success crowned its efforts to please with a library of the very latest music, played in excellent time and tone. Practice will make more perfect the ensemble playing; each is skilled in playing his chosen instrument, and rythm and snap will improve as a matter of course. The orchestra is composed of Wm Behrns, violin, Harry Behrns, cello and clarinet, Billy Hentges, cornet, Roman Gross, trombone, Isabel Thiem, piano, and Ed Mertz, trap drums. With so good a home orchestra, keeping strictly up-to-date in its music and practice, the Star will be a welcome adjunct to many social affairs, in the future.

Mr. G. J. Reiss, piano tuner will be in this city, Monday October 30th—leave orders at Pelham hotel.

The Jacob Gillen family moved in from the farm this week occupying the rooms above the tailor shop.

Oct. 6, 1916

Creamery Sold. An important business deal of the week was the sale Monday of the Shakopee creamery by George Dellwo to J. Hauer, who has been buttermaker since April. Mr. Hauer is an experienced creameryman and will continue the business with the sole aim of furnishing to his patrons the very best service and products within his power. In retiring Mr. Dellwo announces that it is not his intention to leave Shakopee but at present he has not decided in what line of work he will engage.

Big Sum for Good Roads. J. A. Ring and Mayor Moriarty spent Tuesday in St. Paul on a good roads mission. They were successful in securing, for the improvement of the Bloomington road, the $1500 that the St. Paul Association of Commerce appropriated for the Scenic Highway and later withdrew when that project failed to materialize. Both gentlemen are ardent good roads advocates and back their words with deeds that count.

Mr. and Mrs. A. Schmitz have moved into the former Shearer home opposite August Gelhaye’s residence.

Nicholas Braun is rebuilding his home which was burned recently, and will remodel it into a one-story bungalow.

M. A. Deutsch requests the immediate return of his vacuum cleaner by the party who borrowed it some time ago, and has forgotten to bring it back.

Theodore Stelten has rented Mrs. E. Marx’s building on First street and will move into his new location November first. The building is being entirely remodeled into an up-to-date store and when competed will be a most convenient and attractive place for the Auto Lunch Parlor.

Mack Stein came up from Minneapolis on his bicycle Saturday and visited until Sunday with his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John McMullen.

Oct. 13, 1916

Miss Laura Kayford, who is lecturing thruout the state on “Our Modern Girls at Home and Abroad” spoke at the Presbyterian church Sunday evening and gave a most scholarly and interesting talk. While her lecture is primarily for high school students there is much good thought in it for older persons and all who heard her speak in highest terms of address.

Chas. Cassellius and crew are putting up two houses 22×24 ft. in dimension, for the L. M. Lilly Construction Co. of Minneapolis, on the lots west of Henry Zarth’s new residence. Mr. Cassellius expects to start building two more houses in the same locality next week.

I will sell one hundred and two shares of stock of the Shakopee Telephone Co. for the highest acceptable offer received before Nov. 1, next. Wm. Hinds, 1315 Irving St., Washington, D. C.

Oct. 20, 1916

Shakopee Pig Club Holds Picnic. The faithful members of the Shakopee Pig club, who finished the projects they started last spring, went on a picnic last Wednesday afternoon. All kinds of good things to eat sizzled over the camp-fire as the boys had their evening meal in real scout fashion. We are glad to see the boys actually finish the things they start to do. Mr. Smith says, among other things, that he is going to work a real live Pig club here next year and he hopes that he club will make a record for its hoggishness.

Frank Veigel, proprietor of the Gem theatre, spent Monday in St. Paul and while there bought an expensive new machine that is expected to make a big improvement in the moving pictures shown at the Gem. Mr. Veigel plans to use the machine at tonight’s show for its first try-out.

Oct. 27, 1916

Eagle Creek. The basket social held in Barden school last Friday evening was an enjoyable affair, and a nice sum was netted to the district. The proceeds are to go towards the expenses in the digging of a well on the school grounds. The school was tastefully decorated with Hallowe’en trophies. Mr. Rohe of Barden acted as auctioneer, and created a great deal of amusement in the raffling of the baskets. Dancing passed the evening all too soon, the Huber orchestra furnishing the music.

J. H. Doyle shipped two cars of mixed stock this year.

Frank Boehmer moved into his new home next to Mrs. N. Annen’s the first of the week and Mrs. Susan Franklin has taken the home formerly occupied by him.

Nov. 3, 1916

The Jack Cavanaugh family moved into the Miller house on First street this week.

Vaudeville at Dawsons Hall Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

The John Moore family of Wells is now comfortably domiciled in their new bungalow, having moved here the past week.

The election returns from all over the state will be shown at the Gem theatre, after the first show next Tuesday evening, November 7th.

The Ted Stelten Confectionery has taken up its new quarters in the Marx building on main street, recently remodeled and modernized.

John Unze, the blacksmith, accompanied by his wife and father, George Unze, went to St. Paul on Monday where he entered St. Paul hospital. While at work in his shop about two months ago, Mr. Unze had the misfortune of having a small piece of steel lodge in his right eye which has laid him up since. An operation was performed on Tuesday by Dr. Bockman, who removed the optic. Mr. Unze is getting along as well as can be expected and will return home in a couple of days.

Nov. 10, 1916

The local Knights of Columbus and invited friends enjoyed a “smoker,” at Fraternity hall last evening.

The Star orchestra went to Marystown on Monday and furnished music for the dance given in the Breimhorst hall. A large crowd from here was in attendance.

Nov. 17, 1916

Jos. Stradcutter sold his saloon business to Fred Heinz of Henderson. Mr. Stradcutter has returned to Belle Plaine where he will be engaged in farming.

On Tuesday a deal was closed by which John H. Lenzmeier bought of his father, Casper Lenzmeier, the 80 acre farm in Jackson township. The price paid was $10,600.

Bold Burglar Abroad. Last night two strangers pulled off two jobs in Shakopee and attempted another, and have apparently made their escape. Thru the kitchen window at the G. L. Nye home they gained access, and removed the Colonel’s trousers from the bedroom to the kitchen, extracted about $16, and got away without discovery. At the P. V. Philipp residence they got in thru a kitchen window and took about $10 in change, and ransacked the whole lower floor. At the John Berens residence they removed a storm window and opened the lower sash of the kitchen window, but were no doubt frightened away by the dog barking, which aroused the family at two o’clock.

The new bungalow of Al Tiedt, in south Shakopee, is rapidly nearing completion, being erected by Mr. Tiedt himself. The new home consists of five rooms and bath. Mr. and Mrs. Tiedt expect to move the latter part of next week.

George Hauer was in Minneapolis on Wednesday attending the Buttermakers’ Convention.

Beginning December 1st hot lunches will be served at the Union school to all pupils remaining in the building during the noon intermission. The lunches will be light and will be served only during the coldest months.

Nov. 24, 1916

Bottling Works Suffers Fire Loss. Fire of unknown origin was discovered in the garage of Miss Elizabeth Ries last Monday evening about six o’clock. The fire department responded at once and worked heroically but the fire spread so rapidly that little could be done and it was found necessary to turn their attention to the surrounding residences. Besides the garage, all outbuildings including warehouses Nos. 2 and 4 were totally destroyed. The warehouses contained 99,916 bottles, 506,000 bottle wrappers, old machinery, porch screens and furniture, corrugated paper cases and other incidentals which were consumed by the flames. The fire was the worst seen here in a long time, the flames shooting several hundred feet into the air. Miss Ries was fortunate in saving her Oakland auto, the car being pulled out by the firemen. Will Ries secretary of the works, estimates the loss at over $7000, partially covered by insurance.

Local supporters of President Woodrow Wilson celebrated his re-election as president of the U. S. A. with a torch light parade, through the principal streets of the city on Monday evening. The music was furnished by the Cadet band playing patriotic airs. The states, supporting Wilson, were carried about in the form of torches headed by Bach Ring, as Uncle Sam. The states were consumed in a large bonfire at the fair grounds, after the parade. A large crowd was out to witness the celebration.

Dec. 1, 1916

Shakopee will have a tag day next Monday, December 4th. The money collected in this way will be used to assist the High School Basket Ball Association in defraying the expenses incurred during the last year. Several teams have already organized and a lively time is expected during the winter months. Tags will be only ten cents, so let every body be tagged and help along a good cause.

The Hendricks family of Prior Lake moved into the upper rooms of the Bach Ring residence last week.

The N. F. Heinz family of Henderson are occupying the rooms above the Stelten Confectionery.

The opera house block, Huth’s barbershop and Stemmer’s feed store were treated to a coat of new paint this week.

Miss Lidwin Berens commenced work in the office of Register of Deeds, R. G. Ballinger this morning transcribing the books of that office into a new set. To complete the work will cover a period of two years.

A bunch of the younger social set enjoyed a theatre party at the Gem last Sunday evening, with a chicken dinner afterward, followed by a couple of hours dancing at the Cassellius home. Those in the party were Messrs. Chas Gehl, Henry Zelgart, Joe Allen, Hubert Pass, Emil Schlefsky and Misses Anna Cassellius, Isabel Jansen, Elizabeth Sprank, Helen Drucke and Anna Radermacher.

Dec. 8, 1916

The Central offices of the Shakopee Telephone Company moved into their new quarters on Holmes street, last Saturday. The fixtures are entirely new, the switchboard containing 479 numbers besides the farmer lines. The “ring system” has been dispensed with, all telephones having “self starters,” to keep pace with the progress of the town.

Fred Stelten is taking baths at Mudcura sanitarium this week.

The Joseph Spindler family has moved into their new home on Shakopee avenue.

For Sale: The J. A. Wilder home and property adjoining. Inquire of Mrs. C. G. Bowdish.

Carol Leach, who is preparing himself to join the priesthood at St. Thomas college, spent the weekend at home.

Dec. 15, 1916

Several of our young townsmen have organized a hiking club for the winter and may be seen strolling down the roadside ‘most any evening. Last Sunday’s hike was to Excelsior, a distance of over 9 miles, and was made in 2 hours and 15 minutes. From there they boarded the street car for Minneapolis returning by train the same evening.

Many of the show windows about town have taken on a holiday aspect and invite the inspection of shoppers as they go by. Practically every store has a display, and it would be next to impossible to describe each in detail. Suffice it to say the stocks are large and complete and the assortment the best shown in Shakopee for some time.

A real estate transfer of the week was the sale of the Thos. G. Notermann house and twenty-two lots, (better known as the Riedel property) to William Greening. The price paid was $2450. Mr. Greening will take possession March 1st.

For Rent—Four nice rooms nicely located, electric lighted. Inquire of S. B. Ferguson.

Hubert Pass this week sold the Scott house and two lots in south Shakopee to Jos. Jeurissen for the sum of $1425.

It is rumored that August Gelhaye will go into the restaurant business, in the Busse block, in the near future.

John T. Kreuser has the contract for the erection of a new bottling house 30×102, which he is erecting for the Jacob Ries Bottling Works on their property north of the factory.

Dec. 22, 1916

High School Notes. The school building has been so cold the past week that we soon expect to see Eskimo suits adopted for comfort.

Jos. Lenertz presented his family with a handsome Edison Disc, bought of the local agent, M. A. Deutsch.

Dec. 29, 1916

The fire department was called to extinguish a small blaze in Jos. Spindler’s 2 story chicken house, in south Shakopee, yesterday morning. Defective electric wiring is given as the cause of the blaze.

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