The Mazeppa Tribune, Tribune Printing Company Publishers
Feb. 27- 1895:
Irving Fisher is concluding arrangements for the purchase of the Frank Stoddard place.
Peter Clemens is hauling material preparatory to building a residence for his daughter, Mrs. Bessie Jones.
John McClellan and family move onto the W.H. Mack farm [Goodman Farm]today as announced in The Tribune several weeks ago.
George H. Suits says “gold is selling at 20 cents on the dollar at Washington now-a-days.”
This ought to be a good time to buy.
Chas. Raasch is a new one in the business circle of Mazeppa, having embarked on the sea of trade but a short time ago. He is an old timer, however, in the matter of residence and has many friends in this section. Rumor has it that Charles will succeed Tom Hallaway in the saloon business next month, while Mr. Hallaway will conduct a temperance establishment where Charles Raasch is now located.
March 6, 1895:
William Pool has served his full sentence at Stillwater and is once more a free man.
Wm. Kaufman contemplates removing to Hay Creek soon, where his daughter is now located. Fred Lemke of Zumbro Falls will occupy Mr. Kaufman’s place.
Irving Fisher has purchased the house and remaining lot of Willis Mack which is situated directly in the rear of the Episcopal Church (Now North end of school.) Consideration $265.
Theo Maas was kept busy Monday removing the household goods from the house owned by his sister, Mrs. Sarah Fowler. W.H. Squire will occupy the premises in the near future [School gym across from Tony Frank] .
Fred W. Arnold will move upon the farm recently sold to Joe Sibley by Alvin Kinney, in the near future. Mr. Kinney will occupy Joe’s house (Lisa Tri) in this village, the two having traded places. It is understood that Mr. Sibley and family will reside in the Coyle house (Parker house) for the present, at least.
John McClellan and family moved onto the W.H. Mack farm below town (Goodman Farm) Monday, instead of as previously stated, while Willis Mack at once took possession of the property vacated by him (Steve Hoefs). Irving Fisher in turn vacated the Coyle house (Parker house) to take up his residence in the Mack property purchase by him last week.
CHESTER TOWN HALL:
Our Country Neighbors Show a Progressive Spirit
Last Saturday afternoon Nic Musty came to Mazeppa with a peculiar look in his eye. A few minutes of hustling and the plot became unveiled. It seems that many of the residents of Chester have been feeling somewhat edgeways for a long time over having to go so far to Grange Hall to hold town meetings, etc. Not only this, but the hall has not been kept in very good repair of late and is indeed a “rocky” specimen of what a town hall should be. As a result Nic and about twenty friends and fellow sufferers, such as Nic Arendt, August Betcher, Andrew Liffrig, Joe Jerry, Tony Musty, Jack Searles, Will Conrad and several others signed the petition in as few minutes and the proposition will be voted upon at the township election one week from next Tuesday.
The idea is to build a hall worth about $500 which shall be located as near the center of the township as possible. It is expected that the measure will carry, though opposition may develop the coming week. The boys are “hot” after a hall and if their ambition holds out The Tribune predicts that they’ll get it.
March 13, 1895:
Peter Zorn marketed a hog at Goodhue last week which weighed 820 pounds, and at the market price of $3.75 would net him $26.75. It was the largest hog ever sold at that point.
Hammond is now the proud possessor of a barber. George Kimbell opened up a shop there a short time ago and is doing a thriving business. Being a young man and full of push and energy no doubt he will come out on top.
Miss Rhoda McManus had charge of the Philley district (corner of County 1 and 83) for a part of the week during the absence of Miss Wheelan.
Floyd Kinglsey is pounding away at his studies in the pharmaceutical department of the the U., and will graduate in June.
Ed. Adler, the creamery man at Bright’s Station, three miles east of here, shot a bald eagle one day last week, which measured six feet from tip to tip and weighed 40 pounds. He has sent it to Rochester to have it mounted.
Mrs. Katherine Hartman died of stomach cancer on-Feb. 22, 1895. Katherine Hofschulte was born in Westphalia, Germany about 1835. She landed with her family in 1848 at Milwaukee, thence to St. Louis, & then Red Wing, Minn., where she married Mr. Hartman 35 years ago. In 1877 they removed to Mazeppa and have made their home [Clara Arendt] here ever since.
Mrs. Peter Englehart died at an early age on March 9, 1895. Alvina Dablow was born at Jefferson, Cook county, Illinois, April 18, 1860. Three years after her birth she came to Hay Creek with her parents and resided there until her marriage to Peter Englehart in 1880. During their happily wedded life four children were born, Lizzie, Clara, Carl and the baby born last year.
Anderson Bros. had 10 cars of stock Saturday, most of which came from this station.
Stone is being hauled for the new Lutheran church building.
A number of our young people attended the school entertainment at South Troy Saturday night. The program was unusually interesting. The audience was not very large, yet the proceeds realized from the sale of baskets was over $17.
SPRAY OF THE FALLS
There will be debate next Friday evening in Scholer’s store, followed by a basket supper.
The contest between the Zumbro Falls and Mazeppa debating societies was postponed until March 20.
We understand that there is to be a new firm in town to be known as Ritter & Potter, butchers and wagon-makers. They will run a strictly cash business in both lines.
Quite a number of the young people of this place attended an invitation dance at Mazeppa last Thursday evening. They report a splendid time.
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