Iowa Old Press
June 17, 1904
THE CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH ITEMS.
The children and those who patiently instructed them deserve the thanks of
all who attended the services last Sunday morning. The church was very
attractive in its decorations, and all the exercises were of a high order.
The pastor wants the young people of the community to know that he
appreciates their presence at the services. It is certainly an inspiration
to be greeted each Sunday evening by a great audience of young people.
The subject for the sermon next Sunday morning is, “Hating Men and Loving.”
At the evening service the pastor will speak on “The Young People of Today
as Compared with Those of Fifty Years Ago.” Are they better or worse? Do
they know more or less? Are we sliding down hill morally or climbing up?
We are under obligations to Miss Bechtle for her solo of last Sunday
DEATH OF SAM AMBROSE.
Sam Ambrose, who has lived in Plymouth County for the past thirty years and
who was one of the earliest settlers in Plymouth County, died at the City
hospital yesterday morning. About two weeks ago he was stricken with
apoplexy while eating supper, and never rallied from the stroke.
But little is known of Sam Ambrose. For many years he lived solitary life on
his homestead in Stanton township upon which he filed shortly after the
Civil War, in which he saw service. He dug wells for a living and some
twenty years ago was badly hurt by a heavy bucket falling on his head while
he was at the bottom of a well. He was eccentric and also reticent. He was
married once but his matrimonial venture was not a happy one and his wife
returned to Boston from whence she came after a brief sojourn with Sam on
the prairies. He was of a studious nature, was well read and until his
death, bought more periodicals and papers than any man in LeMars. For the
past few years he has lived in LeMars. He is said to have been a graduate of
Yale. His only known relative is a brother named Nathaniel Ambrose, who has
a position in the treasury department in Washington. He was notified of Mr.
Ambrose’s death by Hon. I. S. Struble, who was appointed guardian for Mr.
Ambrose about ten days ago. Sam Ambrose was about seventy-two years of age.
At the time of his death, he owned his homestead in Stanton township and had
a few hundred dollars in the bank. He was a native of New Hampshire.
June 30, 1904
BIG SPRINGS SPROUTS: (Special Correspondence)
Fine corn weather continues.
Big Springs will not celebrate this year.
Last Saturday made us think it was going to be frost.
A. W. Johnson went to Hawarden Monday, taking Miss Lena Jensen home, who
has been visiting at the Brookside farm a few days. Miss Bessie Martin,
of Sioux Falls, is also staying at the A. W. Johnson's this week.
Mildred and Fern Johnson are on the sick list, but not serious.
There was a large crowd at the river Sunday to witness the baptism of
Mrs. Abel Larson and Carpenter brothers.
Rev. Wallin and wife and several others from here went to Sioux City on
Wednesday to hear the fine singers from Sweden.
Miss Ovida Johnson and Miss Ericson visited Mrs. H. Rossbach last
The Sunday school picnic was well attended and everyone seemed to enjoy
themselves. Several ball games were pulled off. One was played between
the married and single men, the married men winning by a score of 10 to
1, and the young fellows were all crack players, too. Rev. Wold, of
Hawarden, delivered a fine address.
R. A. Broaddbent, the lightning rod man of Akron, was in these parts the
first of the week, putting rods on Mr. Nyland's house. Mr. Broadbent
does good work, being an old hand at the business. It makes a fellow
feel safe during a thunderstorm with rods on the house that Mr.
Broadbent put on.
ADAVILLE ITEMS: (Special Correspondence)
A good many are through cultivating their corn the second time.
Come to Adaville to celebrate.
L. L. Morehead and Ed. Stinton and son, Lester, were Akron visitors
Rev. and Mrs. Bert Wilson and children, of Moville, are visiting
relatives and friends here. They expect to stay until after the Fourth.
Mrs. Agnes Tindall and daughter, Mary, spent Monday and Tuesday in Akron
Fred Fletcher has returned home from a three weeks' visit at St. Louis.
Miss Kate Tindall went to Anthon this week to visit relatives and spend
Nettie Fletcher went to Onawa Tuesday to spend the summer with her
sister, Mrs. Sadie Courtright.
Adaville will celebrate the Fourth of July this year in Fred Fletcher's
grove, one mile south of the store. W. G. Waddle, of Vermillion, S.D.,
will be speaker of the day. Everybody come.
Rev. Chew preached at the funeral of Mrs. Ole Bones, of Potosia, Sunday.
Interment was made in the Potosia cemetery.
Rev. Wilson occupied the pulpit here Sunday in Rev. Chew's absence.
Andrew Lasson and Mr. Moore, of LeMars, were in our burg Sunday.
Mrs. Chas. Dry returned to her home in southern Illinois, on Monday,
after a three months' visit with her mother, Mrs. Robert Taylor, and
The telephone men were out this way Monday looking at the phones and
getting them in repair again.
WESTFIELD DEPARTMENT: Mrs. A. U. Wilson, Manager and Editor
The Yeomen's entertainment Wednesday evening was well patronized.
Rev. Moore brought sunshine with him Thursday as he went about town
giving friends and acquaintances kindly greeting.
Wm. Boden was victim to a peculiar accident Thursday evening. He had
driven to the Stacy home to deliver a telegram. When he got into the
buggy, after closing the gate, he dropped his whip. The horses took it
as a hint to go, which they did, throwing him out and breaking two of
Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Amos departed Monday for a visit among friends at
Wessington Springs, S. D., their former home.
Miss Sadie Steecy returned Saturday from Elk Point, where she attended
the county normal.
Wm. Raver and family and Arthur Whitney were down Thursday evening to
attend the church sociable.
Mr. and Mrs. H. Gosting are enjoying a visit this week from her
daughter, Mrs. Parramore, and grandson from Hawarden.
M. A. King was a visitor to LeMars one day last week, returning by way
of Jefferson to help celebrate St. John's day.
The social given at the Congregational church parlors was well attended
and was quite a success financially as well as socially, the net
proceeds being $20.
Will De Wolf has been quite ill with inflammatory rheumatism. Jay
McFarlin is working in his place.
Mrs. Gaust, of Sioux City, is a guest at the Spaulding home this week.
Zanie Jenkins is down from Akron, visiting friends and kindred.
Violent wind and rain storms were reported all around us Thursday and
Friday. The wind reached its greatest velocity here Friday noon, with
refreshing showers during the night.
John Beaulieu, of Charter Oak, Ia., visited over Monday night at the
home of his brother, Peter Beaulieu, on his way to Minnesota to look
after land interests.
Miss Clara Chapman returned Saturday from Institute in LeMars, not being
able to stay through the course on account of indisposition.
Milo Mills completed a new barn on his farm, which was duly dedicated
Tuesday evening with a dance and supper. About eighty people attended,
not withstanding the storm.
E. C. F. Mohr is spending the week with his mother and brothers at Wall
Lake, Iowa, the home of his childhood.
Several families from the Broken Kettle were camping and fishing at the
Sioux a couple of days. There was hurrying to and fro, not in the
Middean camp, but in the Millnerville camp, when the storm came Tuesday
Several Millnerville farmers shipped stock from this station Tuesday and
Wednesday. Alfred Fry had two cars of cattle and twenty-eight hogs, and
Casson Bros. had two cars of cattle and seventy hogs.
Rev. W. Bretnell, Pastor
Preaching, 11 a.m.
Sabbath school, 12
Y.P.S.C.E., 7:30 p.m.
Evening service, 8:15