Iowa Old Press
FREMONT COUNTY HERALD
Sidney, Fremont County, Iowa
May 6, 1920
Hamburg loses another of her pioneers in the passing of Mr. James A.Vyse Sunday afternoon at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Dr. Sykes. Mr. Vyse has been in poor health all winter, but his last sickness was confined to only a few days. His wife preceded him to the grave about two years ago. He leaves five children: Guy of Washington, Harry of Colorado, Claude, Mrs.Hazel Bammer and Mrs. Hallie Sykes of Hamburg and several grandchildren. Mr. Vyse in the early days was in the meat market business with the late John Gottsche and the firm name of Vyse & Gottsche is famliar to all old settlers over this section of the country.
Following is a complete schedule of the limestone demonstrations that will be held in each township, starting Monday May 10th. On that date Prof. Harry W. Warner and the county agent will hold a limestone demonstration in Walnut township at the Glen Thomas farm, etc.:
May 17th: Chas. Aitken, Scott twp.
May 14th: C. R. Brewer, Riverside twp.
May 21st: Glen Bridges, Riverton twp., morning
May 18th: Hubert Brown, Washington twp., afternoon
May 21st: F.E. Cowden, Riverton twp., afternoon
May 20th: Ed Cox, Fisher twp., morning
May 19th: Wallace Ettleman, Benton twp, afternoon.
May 13th: C.R. Farwell, Prairie
May 12th: J. F. C. Finnell, Madison twp.
May 23rd: A.P. Frederickson, Green twp., afternoon
May 14th: Robert Hilton, Sidney twp.
May 17th: C.E. Holloway, Scott twp.
May 11th: Frank Hoxie, Monroe twp.
May 22nd: John James, Locust Grove twp., afternoon.
May 18th: W.F. Knappe, Washington twp. , morning
May 15th: Victor Laird, Sidney twp.
May 20th: A.D. Latimer, Fisher twp., morning
May 17th: C.E. Lorimer, Scott twp.
May 17th: A.T. Mann, Scott twp.
May 15th: George Martin, Sidney twp.
May 11th: Thomas O'Connor, Monroe twp.
May 19th: P. H. Reed, Benton twp., morning
May 22nd: K. N. Richardson, Locust Grove twp., morning
May 23rd: Walter Savage, Green twp., morning
May 13th: V.E. Simon, Prairie twp.
May 10th: George Teachout farm, Walnut, afternoon
May 10th: Glen Thomas farm, Walnut twp., morning
May 15th: W.E. Zack, Sidney twp.
May 12th: Luke Zuck, Madison twp.
Relatives and friends were greatly grieved last Wednesday morning when the new was heard that Mrs. Wm. McBeth was found unconscious by her sons Perry and Ulysses upon arising in the morning. She had retired in her usual good health and spirits and it was indeed a great shock when she could not be aroused. Doctors from Nebraska City were immediately called but gave no hope as she had suffered a paralitic stoke caused by an internal hemorhage. Relatives were called and all watched with anxious hearts for some improvement but at 4:30 Friday afternoon the spirit left the body and went back to the God who gave it. Adaline Mosier was born at Des Moines, Iowa, December 16, 1847, and died at her home near Percival, April 30, 1920, having reached the age of 72 years. In 1865 she was united in marriage to Wm. McBeth at Des Moines. They continued to reside in Iowa until 1872 when they decided to move to Fillmore county, Nebraska, where they lived until the year 1900. At that time they came to the present home where they lived and prospered until the death of Mr. McBeth, October 22, 1915, Mrs. McBeth feeling the loss greatly of her companion. She was a lady loved by all, a kind, loving and devoted mother, always willing to help when her friends were in need and she will be greatly missed, not only by the members of the family, but by the community. She leaves five sons and six daughters, Dennis, Charles, Ulysses, and Perry of Percival, Floyd of Geneva, Nebraska and Mrs. W. Dean of Percival; Mrs. Geo. Ricketts of Geneva, Nebraska; Mrs. Jane Curtis, Mrs. Emma Smith and Mrs. Jenette Haskins of Seattle, Washington. Funeral services were held from the home Sunday at two p.m. conducted by Rev. Spears of Nebraska City and interment made in the Blanchard cemetery by the side of her husband. All sympathize with the relatives in their great loss.
An Old Relic
When G.T. Hatten was remodeling his residence a short time ago he found behind the plaster in one of the walls, a card bearing the following legend:
F R E M O N T C O U N T Y C O L L E G I A T E I N S T I T U T E.
Sense. Shortness. Salt.
Friday Evening, March 20, 1868.
PROGRAM OF EXERCISES:
1. Salutatory--Freedom....A. V. Penn
3. Essay--The Gift of Appreciation....M. C. Lingenfelter
5. Declamation--Angels of Reuna Vista....C.A. Taylor
7. Discussion--Is War Justifiable?
....Affirmative: R. Simons, M. Lacy
....Negative: J. N. Taylor, M.E. Duncan
9. Essay--The West....H. N. Nixon
11. Declamation--Parrhasius....C. L. Barnes
13. Anonymi.....M. Marvin
15. Valedictory--Life Ahead....L. E. Murray
It will be noted that A.V. Penn, our druggist, appeared on the program with others whom the old timers will doubtless remember.
[transcribed by W.F., August 2003 & 2006]