Iowa Old Press
May 25, 1888
MEMORIAL DAY EXERCISES.
On Sunday morning May 27th there will be union services at the opera house
to commence promptly at half past ten o’clock. The following will be the
order of exercises:
Opening Hymn – America
Scripture Lesson – Rev. A . Vaughan Colston
Invocation – Rev. I. N. Pardee
Hymn – No. 135 Gospel Hymns
Announcement, collection and singing –
Sermon – Rev. J. E. Snowden
Hymn – No. 124 Gospel Hymns
Benediction – Rev. D. W. Fahs
Bring your Gospel Hymns and participate in the exercises. A general
invitation is extended to all. There will be ushers to show you seats and
those societies having services at 9 o’clock on Sunday morning and intending
to march in a body to the opera house will have sittings reserved for them
by notifying Dr. Hilbert or J. M. Emery. No children will be admitted
unless accompanied by their parents or adult friends.
Wednesday, May 30th, is a National holiday and it is customary to observe a
general suspension of business. Mower Post, G.A.R. proposes to pay proper
respect and tribute to the comrades whose last resting places are marked by
meager mounds in our city cemeteries and to that end have invited the people
to participate with them in these patriotic exercises. The ritualistic
services of the order will be used. Dr. Hilbert has been appointed Marshal
of the day and we expect to be able to publish the order of formation and
line of march in Tuesday’s paper. The following organizations have
signified their intention to participate. Strikers Cornet Band and the
Northwestern Drum Corps, Co. G, and the Fire department. The, of course,
there will be the Relief Corps, The W.C.T.U., the city official, the school
children, citizens on foot, and doubtless a large number of carriages.
Since the above was put in type, the committee has handed the following.
The column will form at 1 o’clock in the afternoon on Main street, right
resting on 6th as follows:
Strikers Cornet Band
Co. G, 6th Reg., I.N.G.
Mower Post, No. 91, G.A.R.
Knights of Labor
Citizens on foot
Womans Relief Corps.
Citizens in Carriages.
The procession will march to the city cemetery, where the usual decorating
exercises by the G.A.R. will take place and then to the Catholic cemetery
where the same ceremony will be observed and returning will halt on Main
street right resting on 8th for final orders.
After the decoration exercises are over the ladies of the Relief Corps will
have supper ready at Pew’s hall for all who desire to eat with them. They
propose to get up a good substantial meal for 25 cents and the tables will
be spread from 5 to 8 o’clock.
The committee on music have arranged for a short program, and after the
supper is ended there will be some singing, reading, recitations, and a few
short speeches, just enough to close Memorial day in an appropriate and
You are all invited to assist in making the exercises a success.
LE MARS HIGH SCHOOL.
Graduating and Entering Exercises of the Classes of ’88 and ’91, at the
Opera House, Friday evening, May 25th, 1888.
Overture – Orchestra
Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Seaman, Miss Coombs, Messers. W. J. Wernli, C. A. Wernli,
G. A. Wernli, L. M. Garner, and O. H. Round.
Invocation – Rev. D. W. Fahs
Music, Triple Quartet –
High School Pupils:
Essay – Girls of the Past and Present – Bertha Barton.
Recitation, Lincoln and the Poor Woman – Lily Moore.
Essay – Is Talk Cheap? Harry Mathews.
Essay – Music and Its Influence. Blanche Ensminger.
Song – Thirty Primary Pupils.
DEBATE.—Resolved, That the Statesmen prominent in the History of our Country
during the thirty years immediately preceding 1700, showed more Wisdom and
Patriotism than those of the corresponding period in this Century.
Recitation—One Day Solitary
Essay—The Age of Fable
Class Chronicles—Edgar Ricketts
Solo—C. A. Wernli
Oration—Historical Turning Points. Benj. M. Koehler
Oration Napoleon and Toussaint L’ Overture—Ned Sibley.
Due, “Cheerfulness’s”—Gumbert. Misses Salisbury and Cornell.
Class of ‘88
Benj. M. Koehler – Ned Sibley
Motto: Duty Before Position
Class of ‘91
Minnie Allin, Bertha Barton, Susie Berry, Helen Bigelow, Willie Burns,
Maggie Egan, Blanche Ensminger, Agnes Greer, Kate Greer, Frank Hixson, Annie
Huelsmann, Bert Hartley, Clifford Brown, Frank Kehrberg, Rudy Kochler, Ida
Koenig, Harry Kurtz, Frank Lenz, Pauline Lenz, Lillian Long, Harry Mathews,
Oscar March, Lily Moore, Willie Muffet, Fred Powers, Gertie Plumb, Guy
Ragsdale, Mary Rembe, Edgar Ricketts, Mary Schipper, Tina Schmidt, Winthrop
Spring, Eddie Suecker, Roxy Sydenstricker, Grace Treat, Lewis Walker,
Motto: No Steps Backward
Sioux City vs. LeMars
The Sioux City High School nine came up yesterday, and a match game was
played at the fair ground in the afternoon. The weather was fine and the
boys were all in excellent trim for good work. At the end of the fourth
inning, Frank Dier, having had a finger nail torn out in jumping to catch a
high ball, Olin Round was substituted and did fine work. The following is
the score, Grays to bat.
Grays 11 ** Sioux City 1
DAMON AND PYTHIAS.
There was quite a large attendance at the opera house Wednesday evening to
witness John Banims sublime master piece, Damon and Pythias, as presented by
Lindon’s Mone Cristo company. Frank Lindon is a good actor and fully
sustained all the praise the press has accorded him. The Knights were out in
goodly number and no doubt greatly enjoyed the historic presentation of the
characters who figured so conspicuously and upon whose sincere friendship is
based the principals of the order. Manager Andrews very handsomely draped
and otherwise made attractive one of the boxes, which was occupied by past
G. C. , Dr. Hilbert and family and officers of Zeus lodge. Arrangements
have been made for this popular company to appear here June 6th, when it is
hoped that the weather will be such that they may have a full attendance.
Mrs. Nellie, wife of Orry Britton and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Cook,
who died on the 17th inst. was in her 24th year and possessed many fine
qualities as a fond wife and a good mother. She had buried two children and
leaves a baby boy about one week old. She was conscious to the last and left
many bright testimonies as to her faith and sure hopes of salvation, and
urged all her friends to become reconciled and trust in Jesus. She seemed
glad to think of meeting her two children who were waiting for her at the
portals. She was solicitous that the baby be named Chester and that he
receive the proper moral and religious instructions and training. She bid
all a farewell and closed her eyes on earth to open them in the glory land.
I here by acknowledge receipt in full satisfaction payment of loss by fire
May 4th, 1888, the sum of five hundred and eighty-one dollars ($581) through
the hands of Geo. M. Smith, agent at LeMars, Iowa, for the Agricultural
W. H. Kurtz, A. B. Kurtz
LeMars, May 10th, 1888.
Week of May 30th, 1888
Pierce Bunt shook Gateway dust from his feet yesterday and pulled out for
Ira T. Martin is building a new home on Piety Hill.
The Bloody baseball club beat the Alerts yesterday, 21 to 11.
Hon. H. C. Curtiss will deliver the oration at Ireton on Decoration Day.
Dr. G. W. Foster, who has been an active and enterprising citizen of the
Gateway for many years, left Sunday morning for his new home in Salt Lake
Fred Close is getting quite a reputation as a sportsman. He was acting as
judge at the Council Bluffs races last week.
Buena Vista county is agitating for a new courthouse.
Married, by the Rev. J.E. Snowden, on Tuesday, May 22, at the parsonage, W.
B. Bixler and Miss Sarah E. Long.
The scarcity of dwellings still predominates.
The oil well will probably remain in status quo until the listed land owners
comply with the reasonable request. Query—How long will they keep the wheels
Al Simpkins, the Globe foreman, went east yesterday morning to attend the
grand Masonic conclave in session at Cedar Rapids and from there will go to
Marshalltown to visit home folks.
An interesting game of baseball was played on Decoration Day between the
Sentinel employees on one side and the combined offices of the Globe and
Leader on the other. A large amount of wind was exploded on either side. The
score was 20 to 19 in favor of the combined.
Secretary Mason, of the Y.M.C.A., informs a Sentinel reporter that the
prospects for a gymnasium in our city, are good.
Wednesday morning, Decoration Day, the weather was very inauspicious. The
exercises were held in the afternoon under the auspices of the G. A. R. and
W. R. C. A literary and musical program was given in the evening. Those who
took part in the program were: Dr. M. Hilbert, Miss Nellie Fairchild, C. A.
Wernli, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Emery, Mary Norris, Mrs. J. D. Jackson, Mr. and
Mrs. C. L. Trenery, Harry McDaniels, Mae Joerndt, Mrs. J. F. Vogt. Five
minute talks were given by A. A. Alline, F. Amos, I. T. Martin, H. C.
The members of Company G. made a fine showing in the Decoration Day parade.
Rev. I. P. Patch, former Congregational minister of this place, has been
rendered the financial secretaryship of the Redfield Congregational church.