Miss Flora Hardy began teaching in the Harper district near Pine Island last Monday.
Messrs John Carlon and Vail Smith Herman Phillips of Mazeppa has bought the entire stock of what has been known as Phillips & Co. “Hum” as his many friends call him, just put in a new glass front in the big store and his display of goods is now certainly very fine. The change in the management will likely increase the already mammoth trade which Mr. Phillips enjoys, as Hum always has been a favorite with the customers of this firm that is since his connection with same.
A new school house is being erected at the Red Bridge. It will be fitted out entirely with new furniture.
Mrs. Christine Manthei, died at the home of her son, William, in Pine Island township last Monday evening, September 7, at 9:30 o’clock. Mrs. Manthei was born in Germany in 1825 and was one of Goodhue County’s early settlers. Her husband died about two months ago.
While Dr. McGuigan was driving along the road below Brights Monday afternoon at which time considerable water was flowing over parts of the road, his team took fright and got beyond his control, and finally precipitated him along the side of the road. The Doctor was considerable bruised as the result of the accident such that he was confined to his room all day yesterday, but we trust there is nothing serious.
NOTICE—All who are indebted to the Mazeppa Cemetery Association are requested to settle same at once as said association is still in debt for work done during the past season.
Annie—Better doctor your health before applying beautifying remedies Rid yourself of constipation, indigestion, with Rocky Mountain Tea, and you’ll gave a beautiful complexion, 35 cents, J.W. Kingsley.
Sept. 23, 1903
While running the job press in the Tribune office last Friday afternoon Miss Daisy Franklin had the misfortune to catch one of her hands and as a result several of her fingers were badly lacerated. No bones were broken however.
A crew of men have been employed tearing down the R.E. Jones Co’s elevator (in the vicinity of Moto-Proz) in this village the past few days. The same will be removed to Hammond.
Just as the Oronoco dam was being completed it was torn away again by the heavy rains of ten days ago. This is certainty another hard blow for Mr. Allis, he had put about $1500 into this last piece of work.
The Pine County Pioneer says a new use has been found for the telephone which certainly takes the prize. A mother called up central and told the operator that she was going out for a visit and would take down the receiver and place it near the baby so if the baby cried central would know it and would call her up at the house to which she was going.
Civil Service Examiner H.A. Edwards who has Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Dakota’s for his territory examine four would-be rural main carriers in Mazeppa last Saturday. The examiners were N.E. Munger, F.C. Kinney, B. Swits and J. McCabe Jr. The purpose of the examination is that there might be others in readiness when any of the present carriers resign their position.
Oct. 7, 1903
Lovers of dancing should not miss the dance to be given in Phillips hall next Monday evening.
Thirty-four people from Mazeppa took in the excursion on the Great Western Sunday to St. Charles to observe the havoc caused by the tornado Saturday.
A darkey musical and dramatic company played to a small audience in Phillip’s Opera house last evening. The wetness of the evening prevented a large attendance.
Last week Wm. Yotter moved his family into the Riede residence on Short Street.
Phillips & Co. since last week has been improving the looks of their store by further interior decorations above the shelving. The work is unique and greatly to be admired.
With about a week’s more work the carpenters will have completed their labors on Hub Majerus’ new residence in Belle Chester. Hub has about as fine and large a house as can be found in any farming community.
The work on the Hilger and Ford buildings has been progressing rapidly of late. The brick wall has now been complete for some days. Mr. Hilger has his building to which he added a second story all enclosed, and the roof on the Ford building is ready for that tin. There is still considerable to do on both buildings however. These changes are decided improvements all around. The firm of Nichols & Co. are given additional room, which they have sorely needed for some time to carry on their large business; Mr. Hilger is also given additional floor space. The appearance of the block is greatly improved with filling in of the gap between the two buildings. The brick wall will decrease the danger of fire in that quarter and insurance rates on the buildings and merchandise they contain will consequently go down. The Ford building is now entirely cut off from the rest of the block by fire proof walls. Oct. 14, 1903
Last Saturday morning a baby boy was born to Mr. and Mrs. Irving Campbell.
J.J. Darcy has been doing an unusual large windmill business the last week, due to the effect of the wind storm.
Last week L. Kinney sold the residence he now occupies to Mrs. Theo. Ginther who expects to move to Mazeppa with her family in about two weeks.
Any person wanting hard wood stumps for heating purposes can get them on my farm on Trout Book two miles north of Mazeppa free of charge. I only require that the dirt shall be removed before it freezes up this fall. A.D. Stowell
DEATH OF MISS C.S. RIETMANN
It is with deep regret we have this week to announce the death of Miss Clara S. Rietman, which occurred at the home of her widowed mother on Sunday evening last. Miss Rietman was a victim of consumption for some time. On Sunday evening, as she did not appear to be worse than usual, her sisters came to town to attend church leaving her with her mother. Shortly after they left she was taken with a fit of coughing and suddenly expired.
The funeral was arranged for Tuesday at 1 o’clock at the house and 2 o’clock at the German church. It was, however, found impossible to get in communication with the minister at Lake City and the ceremony was postponed until the next day, when the Rev. A.B. Gould of South Troy conducted a short service at the house and afterwards at the Congregation church, the burial taking place at the Zumbro Falls cemetery. There was a large attendance at the church. The casket was white and was borne by Misses Clara and Anna Scholer, May Stroupe, Katie Frank, Lizzie Hinds and Nora Schlasner, who were all dressed in white. The death of Miss Rietman has cast a gloom over the community as she was universally loved and esteemed, and to the family all extend their deepest sympathy.
Miss Reitman was born October 11, 1880, and died October 4, 1903, being just one week short of 23 years of age. Zumbro Falls Independent.