Misc. Newspaper Articles and Tidbits of News

from Around the County 1894

The Waterloo Times

Thursday, March 29, 1894

Mat. Schmitz

Mat. Schmitz (saddler) while at work last Saturday accidentally ran an awl into the palm of his hand and severed a small artery. It bled very profusely. He hastened to Dr. Adelsberger's office where proper attention was given it. Mat. Will have to be idle for a few days.


City vs. George Ruch

For the information of the public we would state that the dismissal of the case of the City vs. George Ruch does not invalidate the present ordinance relating to maintaining a slaughter house within the city limits. The suit was brought under the old ordinance and does not affect the new one, which was passed the regular way.



The bell on the engine house rang out an alarm of fire at four o'clock yesterday afternoon and hose–carriage were at the scene–the convent of the Sisters of St. Joseph, on Fourth street. The started in the roof, and is supposed to have been caused by a flying spark. It was extinguished before the pumps of the engine were got to work. Had it got a good start there is no telling where it would have ended, as a high western wind was blowing.


Court Notes

Court week.

And a very dull one.

Judge Burroughs is presiding.


No trials so far that have created outside interest.


The grand jury adjourned at 3:00 yesterday afternoon for the term.


Cause of the City vs. M & O. R. R. for obstructing crossing, dismissed –defendant

paying costs.


The business of the term is dragging slowly, yet court may not adjourn before Saturday evening.


Case of the City vs. George Ruch, for killing a beef inside the city limits dismissed on a technicality.


The Grand jury visited the jail and poor house and found those institutions to be in good condition.


Jas. Matthews appeared for trial upon indictment for assault with intent to kill. Case nolle pros'd.


The petit jurors are having nothing to do as yet, but sit around the courtroom and listen to the wrangling of the lawyers.


On the streets no more people were to be seen than on ordinary days, there being no sensational cases in court to attract county people to town.


Messrs. Hartzel and Gordon, Chester; Goddard, Sparta; Lansden, Cairo; Riess, Red Bud; Winkelman, Belleville; attorneys were attending our court.


When the grand jury was called, all but two members answered to their names. Wm. Rainer and Fred Diemert were substituted. The Judge delivered the customary charge; they then retired to their room and organized by chosing W. T. Demint forman, and Jos Klinkhardt and Jos. Arnin, clerks.


Mike Oexner, indicted for grand larceny. Case called Monday. Jury empaneled. Evidence for prosecution heard. On motion of attorneys of Oexner-without hearing evidence for defense, case was taken from jury and defendant discharged in the ground that embezzlement should have been charged in the indictment.


The Waterloo Times

Thursday, April 19, 1894


John Becker has opened a tailor shop in Eschenfelder's building on Mill street.


H. W. Jobusch, of New Hanover precinct was re-elected school trustee without opposition.


The Times is in receipt of an elaborate and handsome invitation to the opening of the Alton Bridge on May 1.


Will Gatzert's home was brightened by the advent of a little boy, last Friday, and Will is" just as happy as a big sunflower."


Bishop Jansen was here last Sunday and performed the ceremony of confirmations into the Catholic Church of about 80 children.

Marshal Dean, reports city dog tax collected to date amounting to $115.00; also that he has killed 11 dogs. He has had no trouble so far making collections.


The Waterloo Milling Co. will shut down the mill for a few weeks to make some important changes in machinery and add some new, preparatory for the coming harvest.


Marriage licenses were issued the past week to:

Chas Sass and Dina L. Loehr.

Henry Arras and Anna Schug.

W. H. Frick and Barbara Rahn.


Last Sunday night some vandals cut down a number of young shade trees on the street in front of Philip Rodenheiser's residence. He will give $5 to know who were the perpetrators.


Frank Duffy has rented the Hagemeyer place at Lemen's Station, and opened a saloon. On Sunday night next he will give a dance in his large commodious hall. A general invitation extended to the public. Shields' band will furnish the music.


Miss Annie Schug was married to Mr. Henry Arras on Thursday afternoon last, Rev Nollan officiating. The young people are both of Waterloo. The Times wishes them long life and happiness.


When Chas. Oldendorph went to his saddler shop, Tuesday morning, he found that during the night it had undergone metamorphosis changed to a limestone front. Chas, swears vengeance on the fellow who did it.


Miss Margaret Wetmore, will receive pupils for instruction on the piano. For further particulars please write or call at residence.



Died, in this city, April 15, 1894, Ethel E., infant daughter of Fenton and Lena Rainer, aged 6 months and 20 days. Interred in Waterloo Cemetery Tuesday afternoon last. The loss of their only daughter is a sore affliction to the parents, and our sympathy is with them.


A number of friends of Mich. Kearns Jr. met a the residence of his father I New Design to celebrate Mich's birthday Thursday night of last week. The evening was spent dancing, and a splendid supper was served at 12 o'clock. All present enjoyed the evening very much.



Died in this city, April 13, 1894, Mrs. Kate, wife of H. W. Albrecht, aged 36 years and 10 months. She leaves to the care of her husband five children, the youngest of whom is an infant but a few weeks old. Her remains were interred in the Catholic cemetery Saturday morning. The bereaved husband has the sincere sympathy of his friends.


The Waterloo Times

Thursday, May 10, 1894



Roads are rough.


School closes this week.


Baseball fever is increasing alarmingly.


Henry Kohler was down from Waterloo on business Tuesday.


Farm work is very forward and nearly everyone will finish planting this week.


Chas. Moskop was in from Monroe City on a flying business trip Sunday evening.


The river is up to the foot mark, but rising slowly and no danger is apprehended as it will be soon to late for high water.


Deputy Assessor Henry Althoff was around this week, ascertaining how rich we were. Some of us are so poor we couldn't even own a dog.


Our young friend Steve McCormick gave one of the nicest little social hops at Miller's hall in Harrisonville last Friday night that ever that town saw. Quite the number went up from this place, and all join in saying that as the "Ward McAlister" of Harrisonville Steve "gets there with both feet and his overcoat." When is the next one due?


Our boys fitted themselves out in brand new suit last week, consisting of blue pants tan stockings, white shoes and a white and blue cap, and went up to tackle Harrisonville for a game Sunday afternoon. They got left to the tune of 23 to 20 but both clubs played good ball (especially for the short practice they have had) and the spectators were as deeply interested and nearly as well entertained as if it had been two professional clubs playing. Mitchie plays Ivy, at Ivy Sunday, and will try Harrisonville another round at the school picnic next Monday afternoon. We hope they win both games.


The government boat Gen. Gilmore having aboard Maj. Allen and Capt. Carrie, was in at the head of Calico Island Tuesday to ascertain the situation in regard to the work necessary to stop the caving and protect the Trout levee from going into the river. They were met by Wm. Bode, Geo. Crocker and Bennett James, who explained matters, and while no promises were made "Jenkins" feels safe in predicting that you will soon see a right nice little government fleet at work there. Jenkins


The Waterloo Times

Thursday, May 10, 1894



W. M. Warnock of Edwardsville visited relatives here Sunday.


Miss May Stephens of St. Louis was the guest of Mrs. J. H. Wilson.


The Republicans held their convention here Saturday. The delegates were instructed for Hon. E. Murphy, of East St. Louis.


The Methodist Church South, will give a strawberry festival on the evening of the 15th, at Turners Hall. Doors will open at 7:30.


Children's Day at the M. E. Church, S., was celebrated Sunday evening. A lengthy program was given, consisting of songs, music and recitations, which was very favorably commented upon by everyone . CLIO


The Waterloo Times

Thursday, May 10, 1894



Mr. Sam Whitehead spent Thursday in our town.


Miss Anna Meier is visiting relatives in Staunton, Ill.


"Jenkins" was up Sunday to take in our game of ball.


Victor Castello of our place is visiting in St. Louis. Victor we miss you.


The Misses Rainer, Horine and Cairns spent Saturday and Sunday with Mrs. Wm. Bamber.


Miss Aggie Thompson has returned home after an absence of a week, but I'm informed contemplates leaving soon.


Mr. Imore, our ferryman, on going down to the river the other morning found his boat about seventy-five yards from shore, tied to the fence. That was bad, don't it.



The Waterloo Times

Thursday May 17, 1894


Wheat heading out.

Strawberries and cream.

The picnic season is now in full blast.

Local items are a scarcity this week.

Joe Gauen is learning to ride a bicycle.

For a famous hair clip go to Dan Mendel.

Locusts are reported to be numerous in the bottom.

Blackberries give indications of being a good crop.

Examinations are being held in the public schools.


Died near Madonnaville on the 13th, Anton Ullman, aged 73.


The streets and alleys of this city are being given a much needed cleanup.


Mrs. F. Fabel presented her husband with nice little boy, Monday evening last.


Married in the Catholic Church in this city, Tuesday last, Miss Mary Rau to Mr. Wm. Vogt.


Misses Mary Bischof and Rickie Hudd, of Pickneyville, are here on a visit to relatives.


A number of St. Louis people were out last Sunday and spent the day with Waterloo friends.


Miss Maggie Heck and Mr. Louis Noelke will be married in the Catholic Church this morning.


The ladies of the M. E. church are talking of having a strawberry and ice-cream festival soon.


Mrs. L. H. Jobusch, who has been quite sick for the past five weeks, we are glad to say is improving.


Died on the 12th inst., near Waterloo, August Bahs, aged 74 years. Incurred in Waterloo Monday.


The Waterloo Times

Thursday, May 24, 1894  


Atty Al Bollinger will deliver the Memorial Day address at Columbia next Wednesday.  

Wm. Weber's team took a run around several blocks, last Thursday at noon without a driver. No damage done.  


J. W. Bischof moved his family over from Belleville yesterday and is occupying the rooms adjoining the Times office.  

Miss Mamie Koenigsmark was married to Mr. Henry Becker last evening at the residence of the bride's parents, this city.  

They tell a good joke on Louis Noelke. When he and his bride-elect appeared before the altar in the church last Thursday morning, and the marriage ceremony was about to commence, and Father Limacher asked him for the license, Louis discovered that he had left that important document at home, which caused an awkward delay until his groomsman, who was sent post haste for it, returned, when the ceremony proceeded without further interruption.

The effect of the coal miner's strike is being felt for some extent in Waterloo. Both of the flouring mills here have shut down for want of fuel, and if the strike continues much longer other industries may have to do the same. M. Schorr has been getting some coal from Centreville by teams, but received word from there Tuesday not to send his teams again until notified to do so. He is using wood in his furnace and he says it is costing him $5 a day more than coal. The electric light plant has coal enough on hand for several weeks yet.

Mr. Christ. Jobusch has a horse who has a liking for dainties and will not miss an opportunity to regale himself upon them whenever presented. Last Saturday morning when John Gaertner had hitched up his spring-wagon preparatory to starting home with his family to O'Fallon, a basket of ham sandwiches, cake and other edibles designed for lunch on the way, was placed in the rear end of the vehicle. The horse afore mentioned got his nose into it, and before he was discovered had eaten the entire contents and was licking his lips and winking his eyes in evident enjoyment of his feast.