John Lempke, Jr., informs us that he receive the finest span of colts in this vicinity, recently, as a birthday present from his father and John says that he will take us out riding some day and prove the truth of this assertion.
Frank E. Halbert and lady were at the Fowler House on Sunday evening. Evidently Frank enjoyed the pleasant sleighing weather and took advantage of it.
Mr. and Mrs. George LaVan are rejoicing over the birth of a boy. If George looks more important than usual, just at this time, it will be easily understood “who’s the reason” for it.
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Krinke are planning a trip to Blue Earth City for the near future. Should they decide to go the Misses Ida and Ella Krinke will probably accompany them. Both Mr. Krinke and his wife have relatives there and a short visit would no doubt be an appreciable rest from life’s weary duties.
Ed Beeman, who has been working at Wm. McDonough’s farm, building a barn 50 x 24 feet in dimension, completed the job on Saturday and is again back in Mazeppa.
On Saturday last L.A. Scruby and John Poncelet were putting up telegraph wire from the depot to Mr. Scruby’s home, and having stretched the wire the whole distance, left part of it on the ground and went back to do some work on a part unfinished. During this time someone in want of a good clothesline appropriated about 200 feet of the wire left on the ground. They were traced as far as the “Lake City” hill, by the print of the wire in the snow, having tied it behind their sleigh. These parties were seen and will save themselves trouble if they return the wire at once.
On Sunday afternoon some drunken rowdies tried to finish the rest of the wire, after pulling down Mrs. Angell’s telephone wire, which runs from her store to her house. These parties were also seen and it is not the first time they have been connected with such a low, mean trick as this.
Mazeppa can well afford to be without such citizens(?), and the proper authoritative should take steps to bring these vagabonds to justice.
Respectfully, W.S. Southwick Jan. 8, 1894
Thos. Holloway has purchased B.F. Winterburn’s saloon fixtures, etc., and assumed possession of his place of business one day last week. Tom is very popular in this section of the country, and will no doubt do well here. He will occupy the same household quarters as did Mr. Winterburn,-the Holloway residence in the upper part of town. While Mazeppa has lost a good citizen in Mr. Winterburn, we have also made a good advance in securing Mr. Holloway and family as permanent residents.
L.A. Scruby and John Poncelet were stretching a telegraph wire from the post-office to the depot one day last week. The boys intend to become experts in telegraphy and we have no doubt but that they will succeed.
Floyd Ford, whom it will be remembered as having taken a course in telegraphy at Minneapolis last winter, has been getting some practical pointers on how to conduct a telegraph office at the Milwaukee depot in Zumbrota for the past few months and is now in charge of the Forest Mills office while the young lady there is off on a two months vacation in California.
Tony Musty closed his engagement at R.E. Jones Co’s., elevator last week and is once more at home with his parents.
Peter Finneman had the misfortune to lose a fine cow Sunday night, while Geo. Motz experienced the same luck with a horse. Hard luck, this.
Peter Clemens Jr., had charge of J.B. Gregoire’s machine shop last week during John’s absence in St. Paul.
John Hager and his worthy assistant Joel B. Sheldon have been more than clobering themselves with glory the past week in the ice field. They have a monopoly of the ice market in this town, being manufacturers as well as retailers, consequently are kept very busy from filling orders by the load to filling ice houses etc.
Fred Mack has moved into the house formerly occupied by Mr. E.W. Black, having purchased it some time ago.
Peter Englehart was kept busy passing around cigars one day last week. Inquiry developed the fact that it was on a little girl which arrived on Thursday.
As a culmination of the “Scrap” at Zumbro Falls two weeks ago Fred Lemke was brought before Justice Wells of Lake City to be put under bonds to keep the peace, upon complain of George Oliver, but was released. Nate and Uriah Whaley, Jr., however, did not fare so well. They were brought before a justice at Wabasha on complaint of G.W. Stevens and we understand, paid fines of about $45.
Who says it does not pay to raise hogs? Jeff Martin contributes the intelligence that he marketed a hog a few days ago which weighed 665 pounds, and netted him five cents a pound. Figure it out for yourself. Where’s one to beat this?
The old barber chair made by Theo. Colling for his son, Frank, some years ago was packed up Monday and sent to him at Hastings.
A twelve pound girl put in an appearance at the home Nick Krier in Belle Chester, Monday.
Anderson Bros. shipped two and one half cars of hogs from this station to Chicago Saturday.
F. Robertson shipped to Chicago Saturday, two cars of cattle raised on his own farm. That is the way to make farming pay.
Supt. of Schools Jas. Keating was in town last Thursday and visited the school at this place, which is taught by Miss Grace Disney.
Zumbro Falls School Report: Report for month ending Jan. 26, 1894: No. of scholars enrolled-36/ No. of eases tardiness-13/ Per cent of attendance -75/ Names of those neither absent or tardy: Will Strickland, Sadie Greer, Ida Greer, John Strickland, Thomas Greer, Allen Dale, May Theisen, Emil Herman.
Scarlet Fever: Numerous Cases Reported Near Hammond.
Frank Reister drove up from Hammond yesterday and remained overnight. Frank says that Hammond is “right” as ever, but that matters have been in somewhat of a state of quarantine there for some days past on account of the spreading of scarlet fever. Other information received by us was to the effect that Dr. Little had reported about thirty cases in that neighborhood.
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