Rosalia went to church this morning. Papa is fixing fence. We put clean straw in the chicken houses this afternoon. There was a boy here this morning, he was deaf & dumb & couldn’t speak a thing. He had a card and on there it said “he was deaf & should help him out by buying a package of needles for .25¢, so we bought one from him. I seen in the paper that Jake Frierdichs moved into there new house on the Waterloo & Hecker road this week, & Mr. & Mrs. Jeff Payne moved into the Frierdich’s residence on Morrison Ave. Tuesday and are citizens of Waterloo now. Mr. & Mrs. O. J. Maul moved from Waterloo to Breezy Hill Wednesday to take charge of the service station there. A little baby girl arrived at the home of “Bill” Heubner, they now have a boy and a girl. The two McCarthy’s boys Greg & Kevin & John Cody captured two coons & two opossums for the start of the hunting season. Joe Watchel is building chicken house & garage on his premises. The Orbon Stove Works in Belleville are laying quite a few men off from work at present.
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Today is Jake Reheis’s wife’s birthday. They are going to celebrate by having a dance in Breezy’s Hill. Today Gambach is to start his sale. This evening Rosalia and Bertille went up & took Mamie along & then we went to the Republican meeting in the church hall, or in the new school hall. Archie Weihl & A.C. Bollinger, A.H. Friedichs & Meader from Columbia were the main speakers & Luis Weihl was chairman. Free sandwiches and soda water were had & gumo (?) for the ladies from Casey Leep, blotters from Louis H. Zimmer.