Iowa Old Press
May 5, 1911
On Thursday afternoon, April 27, 1911, at the home of the bride's parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Christ. Jenssen, John G. Popken and Katie Jenssen were united
in the holy bonds of matrimony by the Rev. J. D. Meyer, their pastor. The
groom is the youngest son of Mrs. M. Popken and was born and grew to manhood
in this vicinity and is a model young man, who has had charge of his
mother's farm and business for a number of years. He is a young man whom any
young woman could look upon with pride and claim as a husband.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Christ. Jenssen, highly respected
people of Reading township, where she grew to womanhood and in whose social
circles she stands among the most noteworthy. She is endowed with those
qualities which will endear her to all who may form her acquaintance. She
will fill with grace and dignity the home prepared for her by her husband
and bring sunshine to her abode. Only relatives and immediate friends were
present at the wedding.
They will be at home to their friends on the Popken farm, three miles west
Transcriber’s Note: Her maiden name is spelled JANSSEN in her obituary.
F.S. Woolworth has been confined to his home the past week with a very
severe attack of rheumatism. However, at this writing, he is much improved.
Mrs. Chas. Pigg, who has been quite sick recently, accompanied her father,
Mr. Wood, to South Sioux City, where she will remain until she gains her
The following pupils of District No. 7, Hungerford, were neither absent nor
tardy during the month of April: Viola, Ralph, Sylvester, Hattie and Mable
Woolworth, Maggie Hardersen, Madge Stewart and Everett Hall.
GARFIELD: (Special Correspondence)
Melvin Dearinger has purchased a new automobile.
Miss Pearl Griffith and brother, Robert, were Sioux City callers last
Harry Freeman visited relatives in Holstein from Friday until Sunday of last
Mrs. John Lite and two children, from Aberdeen, are here visiting her
brother, Chas. Summers and family.
J. P. Southwick and family visited with relatives in Moville on Sunday last.
They made the trip in their new auto.
Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Dearinger, of Cherokee, and Mrs. Melvin Dearinger and
daughter were Sunday visitors at Wilson Knight's.
The Providence Ladies Aid society met with Mrs. Albert Johnson on Thursday,
April 27th. Quite a number were present and a good time was reported. The
next meeting will be with Mrs. Frank Harvey on May 4th.
WESTFIELD: (Special Correspondence)
Mr. and Mrs. Luebs were in Sioux City Monday.
Miss Camilia Martin went to Sioux City on Friday.
Born to Wm. DeRocher and wife, April 28th, a son.
Miss Mae Warren was an Akron visitor on Saturday.
Mrs. John Conway visited in Sioux City a few days last week.
Mr. and Mrs. King have returned from their visit at O'Neill, Neb.
Mr. and Mrs. Thom, of Akron, visited at the Harrington home Thursday.
Grover Rollins took the mail route Monday as A. Lilly went to the city.
Mr. Smith, of Chicago, was a visitor at the Scott home east of town last
Miss Addo Steessy visited at her home in Elk Point between trains on
Mrs. Harrington has been very poorly the past week. Dr. Brunner is in
Miss Irma Crill came over from Elk Point on Saturday and will visit her
father at the mill.
Mr. and Mrs. McFarlan visited at the home of their niece, Mrs. A. D. Lilly,
on Sunday evening.
This section was visited on Sunday by a hard rain storm, which turned into
snow in the evening. It is hoped the fruit is not killed.
Mr. Bihlmeyer has sold his place to Doctor Clifton and Mr. Peterson has
moved into the Hurlbut house, giving Mr. Clifton possession at once.
About fifty friends gathered at the Otis Maynard home near Richland and
helped them celebrate their tenth wedding anniversary. They received many
presents and all enjoyed a pleasant time.
The county surveyor was over from LeMars Thursday to re-survey that part of
the ridge road that runs through Mr. Onnen's farm, as it has been in very
poor shape and needs to be widened and graded.
The grocery store of Wilson & Conway has been closed this week while the
goods were being invoiced. Mr. Conway will take possession as soon as the
invoicing is finished. The firm will then be known as Conway Brothers.
STRUBLE: (Special Correspondence)
Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Dirks and family visited in LeMars the last of the week.
Mrs. Vandermeer, mother of Mrs. A. Vansteenwyk, is visiting here, from
Pierre, South Dakota.
Mrs. Frank Plantz and daughter, Margaret, returned from a three weeks visit
at Marshall, Minn., Saturday night.
John Lubben returned Monday night from Marshall, Minn., where he visited the
John E. Kline family.
Mr. Lancaster, near Seney, had the misfortune to be kicked by a cow and as a
result is under the doctor's care.
Mrs. Fred Helgen's condition is reported to be better. She has been a very
sick woman and her many friends are pleased to hear of her recovery.
Baseball is the question now. Why can't we have a team? There are enough
lovers of the sport to assure a team if all will pull together.
Miss Helena Mouldie, one of our most popular and successful school teachers
of Grant township, visited at the Dr. Null home Saturday vacation.
George Frerichs was marketing some dandy fat hogs here the last of the week.
George is one of the up to date prosperous Elgin township farmers.
There are lots of back yards in all towns covered by old tin cans and other
rubbish that should be cleaned off and converted into garden spots. Most all
towns have clean-up notices appear in their home papers.
After being in darkness for nearly a year our town will again have two
lights on Main street, which will be operated by a gas plant. Why can't we
have at least half a dozen lamps? Our taxpayers are paying for far less
important things than lights.
Will Mandelkow turned another milestone Sunday and to help him remember it,
his wife invited about 40 of his friends to spend the evening in a social
way. Editor Perdue and family, from Hinton, were up from out of town.
James Frederes surprised his numerous friends by returning from the hospital
Saturday evening, where he recently underwent a critical operation. Mr.
Frederes tells us he received most courteous treatment at the Samaritan
hospital. Aside from the loss of about 50 pounds, Jim is looking genial and
good natured as before.
G. H. Albers' family have gone to housekeeping again and moved into the Mrs.
Mandelkow residence, which has been neatly painted and remodeled. Ben
Garding and bride are expected to arrive the first of the week and will have
rooms with the W. F. Bennett family. Kate and Pete Kaiser are moving into
the Frank Strub house across the track, which was formerly the creamery
building. There is still a shortage of houses in Struble.
ST. JOSEPH: (Special Correspondence)
A. J. Sitzman marketed hogs in LeMars last week.
The linemen were out from LeMars Tuesday fixing lines which the storm
A number of people of this vicinity attended the funeral of J. T. Mohan at
Lewis Annen, who is working in Remsen, spent Sunday with his sister, Mrs.
Mrs. Albert Kowalki, who has been in LeMars under the doctor's care,
returned to his (sic her) home Saturday.
Mrs. Frank Nothem and daughter, of Brunswick, Neb., is visiting with her
mother, Mrs. B. Connor, this week.
Lucile, the little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Will Sullivan, is suffering with
a severe attack of whooping cough.
A physician from LeMars was called to the home of Pat Geary Tuesday evening
to see Mary, who is suffering with an attack of bronchitis.
Mrs. Ben Vondra and daughter, Margaret, of Denver, Col., is visiting
relatives and friends here this week. Mrs. Vondra is a sister of Mrs. Geo.
Miss Winnie Kennedy, who has been in the Rochester hospital the past few
weeks, returned to her home. She is much improved in health, which her many
friends are glad to hear.
The party at Earl O'Brien's Friday evening was well attended. The evening
was spent in music and dancing. Light refreshments were served at the
midnight hour. Everybody reported a good time and wish Earl would have a
SUNNY KNOLL: (Special Correspondence)
John Lemke is working for Gus Jans at present.
The children of Peter Kallson are all sick with chickenpox.
Miss Minnie Strader was an over Sunday visitor at Akron.
Miss Rose Wagner has closed a most successful term of school on Friday.
Miss Margaret McManaman visited at the Gus Jan's home a few days last week.
Mrs. Bert Miller and Mrs. Frank Jeffers were visiting Grandma Jeffers one
day last week.
Miss Etta Tapper and brother, John, were over Sunday visitors at the Folkert
John G. Frerichs, our township road supervisor, is again beginning to get
the roads in good shape.
Mert Gable bought a working team from Hiliker in Akron. He paid the sum of
$440 for the team.
Eddie Friskie and sister, Liddie, from near Akron, were visiting their
uncle, Gus Jans and family.
Harry Klemme will give a dance in the Ruble hall Saturday evening, May 6th.
All are cordially invited.
John McManaman made a pleasant visit at the home of his sister, Mrs. Lorence
Gale, a few days last week.
Miss Margaret Classen, of Akron, has been visiting with her friend, Freda
Schmidt, a few days last week.
Wm. Jeffers held a very successful meeting in the Ruble school house on
Saturday evening and Sunday forenoon.
Mrs. Nick Mangelson, from near Alcester, South Dakota, has been visiting
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Huls, the past week.
Miss Minnie Vanderham was operated upon Wednesday at LeMars for
appendicitis. She is getting along as nicely as can be expected, although
she had a very bad case.
Mr. and Mrs. John Kallson are the proud parents of a bright baby girl who
came to gladden their home on April 28th. It (sic She) was born on
Grandmother Mrs. Peter Kallson's birthday.
ADAVILLE: (Special Correspondence)
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Bristow spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Stinton.
Mrs. Sullivan, of Akron, Iowa, has been visiting her daughter, Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Stinton and family spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Will
Miss Clara Turton visited at her home in Merrill from Friday until Sunday.
Mrs. Louis Hauswald went to Sioux City this week to take treatment from Dr.
Miss Pearl Waddington, of Sioux City, visited with her cousin, Esther Brown,
Members of the U. B. church met last Tuesday and put an iron fence around
the church yard.
Rev. Boyd visited with friends in Moville, Iowa, from Saturday until
Wednesday of this week.
Frank LaBahn, who has been visiting at Emerson, Neb., for several weeks, has
returned to his home.
Communion services will be held in the U. B. church next Sunday morning,
which will be conducted by Rev. Boyd.
Miss Laura Bristow, who is attending high school in LeMars, was unable to go
back until Tuesday on account of illness.
The entertainment that was given in the school house in District No. 5 last
Saturday evening consisted of music, singing, elocution and impersonating
and was well attended.
Clarence and Clara Grebner and Neva Stinton had quite an exciting time last
Sunday morning while on their way to church. Just as they were crossing a
bridge the team became frightened and started to backing and backed them off
the grade, falling about nine feet. Luckily, the horses did not go down the
embankment or serious results may have followed, but as it was they only
received a few bruises and slight scratches. But they do not care to have
such happen again.
SENEY: (Special Correspondence)
Louie DeVries shipped a car of fat cattle to Sioux City Monday night.
Rob Moir, from Mitchell, South Dakota, called on friends in town one day
Wm. Lancaster has been busy the past few days reshingeling his house.
Wm. Falk shipped a car of hogs to Sioux City Monday night. He accompanied
Mesdames Henry Husted and Will Dodson, of LeMars, attended the funeral of
Lyman Britton last week.
Mrs. Walker Bushby, from near Ireton, visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Miles Kennedy, a few days this week.
Mrs. Melvina Moore returned to her home in Alton after spending a couple of
weeks with her daughter, Mrs. John Hinde.
Mrs. Anthony Daugherty, Jr., has been suffering from a painful injury on her
foot caused by stepping on a piece of glass.
Grandpa Daugherty has been quite ill the past week, but is some better at
this writing. Dr. Null, from Struble, attended him.
Mr. and Mrs. Harrington, from near Cherokee, gave a temperance lecture in
the church here Friday and Saturday nights. While here they organized a
Harry Britton and daughter, who came down to attend his father's funeral
last week, returned to his home in Spencer, Iowa, Saturday.
Friday was Arbor Day, which was observed by the school children, also some
of the town folks. The teacher and pupils spent the afternoon in planting
trees and cleaning the school ground.
Mrs. and Mrs. Ora Britton and children have returned to their home near
Tyndall, South Dakota. They visited the latter's mother, Mr. and Mrs. Geo.
Darville, in Sioux City, before returning home.
The Ladies Aid society met with Mrs. Bert Haviland Wednesday. Plans are
being made by the society to celebrate its silver anniversary the 25th of
May. An announcement of all particulars will be made later.
MERRILL: (Special Correspondence)
Measles are making the rounds in town.
A heavy rain and snow fell here Sunday.
Chas. Ward, of Sioux City, visited relatives here Sunday.
Miss Mable Eberle visited friends in LeMars over Sunday.
Rev. Squires was a Sioux City visitor the first of the week.
Miss Estella Hoover spent a few days last week in Fort Dodge.
Mrs. C. H. Smith visited relatives at Marcus several days last week.
Miss Neva Barnett spent a few days at the Crippen home in LeMars last week.
Maynard Eberle was transacting business at Scotland, South Dakota, last
While playing with a gun last week Herb Mann was knocked senseless for
Miss Ina Smith went to Marcus Sunday to spend the day with relatives and
Standard Bearers will be entertained at the home of Mrs. Will Lindsey
Mrs. Chas. Schneider went to LeMars this week to spend a few days with her
The C. O. C. club was delightfully entertained by the Misses Barnett last
The Royal Neighbors held an enjoyable banquet in their lodge rooms last
Mrs. Ellis Bethards, of Storm Lake, came Saturday to visit her parents at
the W. A. Julian home.
Miss Amelia Simpson, who has been very seriously ill the past three weeks,
is beginning to improve.
F. M. Schive, Henry Hodapp and Dan Mooney went to Sioux City last Tuesday to
take in the ball game.
Mr. and Mrs. O. F. Ward came down from LeMars last Friday to make their
future home here. Since their arrival here Mr. Ward, who has been in poor
health, is reported very low, and is now being carried for at the home of
his daughter, Mrs. W. A. Julian.
While cutting down some trees last week Philip Deutschler was struck in the
eye by a large splinter almost penetrating the eyeball. Mr. Deutschler
immediately went to a physician, where the injury was cared for until he
could reach an oculist in Sioux City.
KINGSLEY: (Special Correspondence)
W. H. Mason and wife spent Sunday at Sioux City.
John McCracken, of Morningside, was a Kingsley caller Wednesday.
Mrs. C. Vandaworker and children are visiting relatives in Minneapolis.
Mr. and Mrs. F. F. Watson, of Rock Rapids, Iowa, are visiting at the R. B.
Mrs. M. F. Rathbun and daughter, Laura, visited with Mr. Rathbun's mother at
Mrs. Oscar Nicholls, of Lake Andes, South Dakota, is visiting with her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. K. Barkle.
Paul Miller and his sister, Kathleen Miller, attended "Havana" at the New
Grand at Sioux City Monday evening.
Miss Nelson returned Monday from Missouri Valley, Iowa, where she had been
called on account of the illness of her mother.
Rev. Mr. Boyd, formerly pastor of the U.B. church near this place, was
visiting friends here Tuesday. He is now located at Adaville, Iowa.
D. D. Kindig has purchased the George Haggin residence. Mr. Haggin will
build on the land recently purchased by W. H. Miller, just west of the
William Richardson and his daughter, Mrs. Martin Larson, and Joseph
Bainbridge left Monday evening for an extended visit with relatives and
friends in England.
The foreign mission work of the Congregational church was illustrated and
explained Monday evening in a stereopticon lecture. Quite a large
congregation enjoyed the treat.
Mr. and Mrs. George Conkling left Monday morning for Exira, Iowa, to attend
the funeral of Mr. Conkling's mother. She has been in failing health for
some time and hoping to be benefited she went to Texas, where she died. The
body was brought back to the old home for burial.
At its annual business meeting at the church Tuesday night the Epworth
League elected the following offices for the ensuing year: F. W. Edwards,
president; Dr. B. F. Wendel, first vice-president; Miss Clara Halverson,
second vice-president; Miss Hazel Grier, third vice-president; Miss Nelson,
fourth vice-president; Charles Blewett, treasurer; Charles Griffin,
secretary; Mrs. Vroom, organist.
Mr. and Mrs. Jerry and daughter, of Marshalltown, Iowa, arrived here Tuesday
evening to attend the funeral of Mrs. Conkling. Through a misunderstanding
they thought hat the funeral was to be held here instead of Exira, Iowa.
Mr. Jerry is an uncle of George Conkling. They left Wednesday morning for
home, as they were unable to get to Exira in time for the funeral, which was
UNION: (Special Correspondence)
Tony Dominick attends the Catholic school in LeMars.
Will Williams, of Kingsley, is working for Harry Steele.
Mr. Marsh, the piano tuner, was here Friday on business.
A wrestling match was held in M. W. A. hall Friday evening.
A son of Mr. C. Huebsch, of LeMars, is working for Charles Eyres.
Sam Sampson was in Sioux City Wednesday with a carload of hogs.
Elmer Featherston spent last week in Kingsley with the Payne family.
Mrs. Will Saunders returned home Thursday from her visit in South Dakota.
Mrs. George Burrill is now able to be outdoors in a wheel chair on pleasant
Mr. and Mrs. Frels entertained an automobile load of relatives from Maurice
May 16, 1911
KINGSLEY: (Special Correspondence)
Miss Mayme Johnson transacted business in Sioux City Friday.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. George Crom Friday, May 12th, a nine pound boy.
Dr. J. R. Walcutt is enjoying a visit with his brother, of Council Bluffs,
The members of the high school enjoyed a picnic at the Cottrell ranch west
of town Friday afternoon.
Paul Miller returned Saturday from Superior, Wisconsin, where he had been
for a week visiting relatives and friends.
C. C. Ricke left for Clark, South Dakota, the first of the week to look
after some improvements on his farm near that place.
Len Eggleston, wife and baby, of Plankington, South Dakota, visited last
week at the home of his sister, Mrs. W. H. Mason.
The Ladies Aid met Friday afternoon at the home of Mrs. C. H. Koon. A large
number were in attendance and at the close of the afternoon a delicious two
course luncheon was served by the hostess.
The Social Circle met at the home of Mrs. M. F. Rathbun Friday afternoon and
much work was accomplished. The ladies have for sale little booklets of
labels to assist the busy housewife at fruit canning time.
C. J. Vandaworker returned the first of the week from Minneapolis, where he
had been for a few days visiting with his wife and children, who are staying
with relatives there while waiting for their house to be completed.
Memorial Day will be fittingly observed in Kingsley. R. B. Twogood and P.
H. Mason, committee on speakers, announces that there will be union services
at the opera house Sunday, May 28th, at 11 o'clock a.m., at which the Rev.
Joseph Steele, of the Congregational Church, will deliver the Memorial
sermon. Rev. Norman McCay will deliver the Memorial Day oration at the
opera house at 1:30 p.m. on Memorial Day. Rev. Mr. Penn will make the
address to the unknown dead at the cemetery at 11 o'clock a.m. on Memorial
WESTFIELD: (Special Correspondence)
A. C. Wilson was in Akron on Saturday.
Mr. Cunningham is enjoying a visit from a sister.
W. B. Martin was a Sioux City passenger Friday.
Mr. Codd, of Millnerville, was on our streets Thursday.
Mr. and Mrs. A. U. Wilson visited in Chatsworth on Sunday.
Rev. and Mrs. Neckerson visited in Sioux City part of last week.
The click of the corn planter is heard in the fields now every day.
Mrs. W. B. Martin entertained her niece from Hawarden last week.
Mrs. Buckingham and children are visiting at Vermillion with her people.
Miss Celia Dennison has been visiting at the Conway home for several days.
Mrs. Warren has been quite poorly. Her daughter, Mrs. Shearer, has been
Mrs. S. Buchter, of Omaha, has been visiting at the home of her uncle, S.
Buchter, east of town.
SENEY: (Special Correspondence)
Miles Kennedy was a Sioux City visitor Wednesday.
Several farmers in this vicinity have started to plant corn.
Miss Franklin spent Sunday in Sioux City with friends.
Mrs. I. Mills is visiting at the A. Lundgren home at present.
Mr. and Mrs. Alex McArthur were Sioux City visitors Thursday.
Mrs. T. K. Chapman, of LeMars, called on relatives in town Friday.
Mrs. T. Detloff returned home last week from an extended visit in Texas.
Peter Van Puersen and family, of Maurice, were pleasant callers in town
Henry Darville and family and Mr. and Mrs. Lundgren spent Sunday at the
Mrs. W. C. Lancaster entertained the Woman's Foreign Missionary society
Henry Penning returned home Tuesday afternoon from a few days visit with
relatives near Ashton.
Mrs. D. F. McArthur and sister, Miss Mary Hinde, spent a few days last week
with relatives in Hawarden.
John Hinde and wife and Richard Hinde attended the funeral of their uncle,
John Patrick, in Hawarden Friday.
Mrs. Frank Buss will entertain the Daughters of Ceres Thursday, May 18th.
Everbody is cordially invited.
The school children enjoyed a weeks vacation last week as there was no
school on account of the sickness in the teacher's home.
Mr. McCarthy, of LeMars, is erecting a large corn crib and granary on his
farm where Dick Zimmerman lives. Carpenters from LeMars are doing the work.
Robert Reeves and children went to Sioux City Saturday morning to visit
relatives and attend the special meetings at the Mission, returning home
The Plymouth county bridge gang have just completed a new bridge over the
slough east of the river bridge north of town and are putting in one near
the Bogh farm in Fredonia township.
The Ladies Aid society is making preparations for their jubilee to be held
at the home of Mrs. Frank Becker Friday, May 26th. The entire day and
evening will be spent in celebrating their anniversary. You are requested
to bring your dinner, which will be spread out in picnic style. In the
evening a program, consisting of instrumental and vocal music, recitations,
reading and dialogue, will be rendered. The ladies will serve ice cream and
cake. The proceeds will be used in cleaning the church. Everybody come and
bring your friends. A good time is assured.
Z. Rayburn and family had an accident Monday evening while driving to LeMars
in their auto which might have proved more serious. While crossing the
grade between the two bridges near the Gehlen sandpit the steering rod broke
and sent their car and all down the embankment. Mrs. Rayburn and son
received a few severe bruises but fortunately no bones were broken. The
others escaped with slight scratches. Mr. Rayburn went to a nearby phone
and called Russell Moir to their aid and he was quickly on the scene and
took them to a doctor. They were conveyed home in Mr. Moir's car a little
later feeling grateful it was no worse.
AKRON: (From the Register-Tribune)
A son born this morning to Mr. and Mrs. Arthur G. Fletcher, northeast of
town, survived but a brief time.
Melvin Moffatt has sold his farm near Millnerville and will probably take up
a homestead farther West.
Miss Bertha Sloan has resigned her position in the Merrill schools. She was
elected last week to teach in the Sibley, Iowa, schools.
Mr. and Mrs. John Mansfield, of Millnerville, entertained a large company of
young people Sunday evening in honor of their son, Leo's, twenty first
Last Saturday Fred Adams sold his 80 acre farm on the east half of the
northwest quarter of section 20, Westfield township, three miles south of
town, to Floyd Green for $100 per acre.
F. P. Baker returned last Friday from a visit of about three months at his
old home in England. Much of the pleasure of the trip was spoiled by his
illness. He is now considerably improved.
John Fletcher, one of the old settlers of Johnson township, was in Monday to
take a train for a visit with his son, Walter, at Chokio, Minn. While in
town he informed us that he was contemplating taking a trip back to old
England this summer to see some brothers and other relatives.
A fellow giving his names a Nic Young was arrested today while trying to
make his getaway on a passenger train and was brought by Marshal Lanpop
before Mayor Moore. Young plead guilty to stealing a watch, a pair of
clippers and a pair of shears from the home of Perry Button and was
sentenced to thirty days in the county jail. The stolen goods were found on
Frank Wilcox and Miss Bessie Crow of this city were married in Sioux City on
Wednesday of this week. They returned here today. The bride is a daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Jos. Crow of this city. She has taught in the schools of
this locality and during the past winter clerked in Paul Wendt's store. The
groom is a son of Mrs. H. M. Wilcox, west of town, where he is engaged in
farming. They are worthy and deservedly popular in a wide circle of
friends, who wish them complete happiness. They will reside on the farm west
Consideration has been quietly carried on for some time between the Akron
Milling Co., and Sioux City capitalists regarding the establishment of an
immense water power plant on the Big Sioux River here for the generation of
electricity to supply a number of towns in the surrounding territory with a
twenty-four hour light and power service. At present water-power from that
source gives perfect service in the operation of Akron's electric lighting
system and all necessary conditions exist for securing almost unlimited
power by the installation of larger and more improved water wheels in the
Milling company's flume. By enlarging the flume and putting in the extra
turbine wheels, it is estimated that upwards of 250-horsepower can be
developed, and of course a large steam plant would be necessary auxiliary in
time of high water.
August Nuehl, who has conducted the Grand Central hotel the last few
years will retire, and Nic Ney of Dallas, S.D., has leased the hotel.
Marriage licenses were issued on Saturday to John Nellis and Lena
Gengler of Remsen vicinity, and Albert D. Ollendorf of Farmer, S.D., and
Katherine Pieper of Remsen.
A shot was fired through a window in the E.L. Townsend residence
Wednesday night. This the second time a similar thing has occurred
within the past few months, the first shot narrowly missing Mrs.
Townsend who was in the room.
Kryn Verhuel has been making an experiment. A week ago he froze some
fish in a cake of ice. Yesterday he broke the cake of ice open and had
the fish fried and they were pronounced excellent by experts.
The new town of Craig is putting on more metropolitan airs and will now
have a ball team. The merchants are subscribing liberally for its
There are half dozen or more homes under quarantine for scarlet fever.
There has been many complaints lately of fellows annoying women and
girls on the streets in the evening. Another young woman was chased and
badly frightened while going home from work Friday evening.
Dated May 19, 1911
SENEY: (Special Correspondence)
Jonathan Alderson transacted business in Sioux City Tuesday.
Mrs. Davis, mother of Ed Mathern, left Sunday for Germany.
Mrs. Franklin was called to Minnesota Sunday by the death of an aunt.
Ed Detloff shipped a carload of fat cattle to Sioux City Monday night.
Mr. and Mrs. H. Baldwin, from South Dakota, visited relatives here last
Mr. and Mrs. John Deegan are rejoicing over the arrival of a baby at their
Grant Chapman and family and Elam Chapman and family spent Sunday with their
parents in LeMars.
Don't forget the silver anniversary of the Ladies Aid society May 26th. The
dinner will be served indoors.
Clarence Kennedy has returned to his home in Great Falls, Mont., after
several days visit with relatives here.
Mr. and Mrs. Elam Chapman and Jonathan Alderson made a trip to Sioux City in
the former's car Friday.
Mr. and Mrs. Will Connor and family drove up from Kingsley Saturday to see
the latter's father, Mr. Daugherty, who is critically ill.
Mr. and Mrs. D. F. McArthur and sister, Miss Mary Hinde, drove to Sioux City
in their car Wednesday and spent the day shopping and sightseeing.
A number of the little folks gathered at the Harry Reints home Friday to
help celebrate their daughter Leone's tenth birthday. They were well
entertained, each one having a good time. Later in the afternoon they left
for their homes wishing Leone many more happy birthdays.
MELBOURNE: (Special Correspondence)
Della Zimmerman is on the sick list this week.
J. J. Schindel and son, Irvin, autoed to Sioux City Wednesday.
Miss Carolyn Brehm returned to LeMars Monday after spending a week at her
home in Melbourne.
Mrs. Jake Spies, of LeMars, is staying at the home of Geo. Spies and
assisting in taking care of Fern.
Rev. and Mrs. Klooz went to Sioux City Tuesday to visit Mr. Anderson, who is
sick at the hospital with cancer of the stomach.
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Brehm and sons, Ralph and Floyd, and Robert Schneider
visited at the Will Dobbert home in Stanton Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Winter and daughter, Helen, Mr. and Mrs. Will Weacker
autoed to LeMars Sunday in the latter's auto.
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Brehm and Ralph and Floyd went to LeMars and attended the
funeral of Mr. Ward, which was held there Monday.
Mrs. John Kloths and family, who have been visiting at the home of her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Schneider, Sr., returned to their home at
Belmond, Iowa, where Rev. Kloths was stationed by the conference.
Robert Schneider visited with his friend, Ralph Brehm, Sunday.
UNION: (Special Correspondence)
Will Cowan's children are quite sick with whooping cough.
James Hubard sheared sheep for David Goudie last week.
Mrs. Patrick Connor was quite sick last week but is now better.
Miss Donahoe, county superintendent, visited schools in this vicinity last
Mike Barnable, of Merrill, hauled hay to his new home from his father's last
William Feeney was in Sioux City last week with a shipment of hogs, going
Mrs. William McCartney has been sick for a week and is under the care of a
James Watson took Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Maxwell to Kingsley in his new auto to
visit relatives Friday.
Mrs. Hugh Maxwell stepped on a nail which went nearly through her foot, and
caused her much pain.
Miss Agnes Hoyt, teacher of school No. 4, spent the time from Friday until
Sunday with her parents in LeMars.
David Harvey's young son had a splinter run through his foot and was taken
to LeMars to have the care of a doctor.
Rev. A. T. Dewey, of Western Union College, will hold services as usual next
Sunday in the Presbyterian church here.
The ladies aid society of Mt. Hope church will hold their meeting Thursday
afternoon, May 25th, at the home of Mrs. Wyndham Payne in Kingsley.
Harry Hoyt and family took Orville and Clifford Lee to visit Mr. and Mrs.
Earl Inglett near Westfield Sunday and Clifford remained for a few days.
Rev. Little, of Plover, Iowa, is expected to hold services in the
Presbyterian church Sunday, May 28th, morning and evening, coming as a
candidate for this pastorate.
Earl Inglett, of Westfield, visited his parents Thursday and went home
across the country Friday, with a horse of his father's, to take the place
of one which was sick.
Rev. and Mrs. Wm. Patterson were both sick Sunday from something they had
eaten, probably canned salmon, and no preaching service was held in Mt. Hope
M.E. church that day.
Miss Dewey from near DesMoines who is visiting in LeMars accompanied her
brother, Rev. A. T. Dewey, here Sunday. They were entertained at dinner by
Mr. and Mrs. Hayden.
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Steele and Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Inglett visited Earl Inglett
and wife near Westfield Wednesday, making the trip in Mr. Steele's
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Koenig drove over from Moville Sunday morning and
accompanied Mrs. Koenig's parents, Mr. and Mrs. David Harvey, on a trip to
Cherokee in their new auto to visit the Alseph family.
Miss Eva Burrill was given a surprise Tuesday evening to celebrate her
eighteenth birthday anniversary. Her sisters planned the party, which was
attended by the young people of their acquaintance and greatly enjoyed.
The Union ladies aid society will hold their meeting Thursday afternoon, May
25th, at the home of Mrs. John Milton. This is the annual business meeting
when officers are elected, so members are requested to attend.
The Hinton Cubs had everything coming their way on Sunday at Lawton, winning
by a score of 15 to 4. Batteries for Hinton were Thompson and March.
Fern Spies, who has recently recovered from an attack of pneumonia, is
reported very ill with a severe attack of pleurisy. Dr. Wolcott, of
Merrill, is in attendance.
Mr. and Mrs. Will Wecker and Mr. and Mrs. Richard Winter and daughter,
Helen, autoed to LeMars on Sunday for a visit at the Adam Smith home.
L. F. Winter and family, of north of town, are enjoying automobile rides
these cool evenings. Mr. Winter purchased a machine in Merrill on Friday.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Schneider Sr., and daughter, Dora, intend to leave soon
for a three months visit in the West. Their son, Dan, is a successful
lawyer at Seattle, Wash.
Miss Lucille Schneider visited at the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Zimmerman
in LeMars a few days last week. Her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. G.
Koenig, returned with her for a visit at the home of their daughter, Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Tappen and son, Leland, who have been visiting at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Taylor a few weeks, left on Thursday for their
new home in Brookings, South Dakota.
L. J. Dickinson, who has been the Great Northern agent here the past few
months, was transferred to Raymond, Minn., last week. Frank Lily, of Sioux
City, is his successor. He expects to move his family here soon.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Crawford, of Kadoka, South Dakota, mourn the loss of
their eight months old baby, William Joseph, who died on Friday morning at
the home of Joe Richard, where Mrs. Crawford was visiting. The little one
was sick but a short time, but on Thursday it changed for the worse and on
Friday morning breath its last. The funeral was held on Saturday afternoon
at three o'clock from the house. Interment at the Lincoln cemetery.
Wallace Taylor, Fred Winter, John Crouch and Alvin Ellison acted as
pallbearers. Mr. and Mrs. Crawford have the sympathy of the entire
community in this dark hour of sorrow.
TO ORGANIZE AUTO CLUB
LE MARS MOTORISTS TO MEET FRIDAY NIGHT AT CITY HALL
There will be a meeting this evening at the city hall to organize an
automobile club and a large attendance is requested. The club will probably
start with a large membership of automobile owners and those interested in
good roads. Now that the roads have begun to work into good shape, the talk
of doing work on the Hawkeye Highway is beginning to materialize. A lot of
work is being done in Plymouth county on the east side but there is
considerable work to be done on the roads between here and Sioux City. As
will be seen from an article in another column a new highway is planned from
Omaha to Sioux City.
IS CALLED SUDDENLY
POPULAR LE MARS YOUNG MAN DIES IN HOSPITAL
HAD INTENDED TO GO WEST
Henry Kundert Passes Away Unexpectedly—Although He had Been in Poor Health
for Several Years He Continued at Active Work
Henry Kundert, a well known Le Mars young man, died suddenly at the city
hospital on Tuesday morning about three o'clock in convulsions brought on by
kidney trouble. Mr. Kundert has been suffering from tuberculosis for some
time and his lungs and kidneys were badly affected with the disease. Mr.
Kundert, although feeling poorly for some time, had attended to his daily
work and it was only on Saturday that he made up his mind to go to the
hospital for treatment. He had made plans very recently to go out to Idaho
and try outdoor life on a ranch and was intending to start for the West in a
week or two. His death was sudden and totally unexpected by his relatives
and friends and came as a shock.
Henry Kundert lived all his short life in Plymouth county. He was born in
Akron On March 1, 1880. In 1894 his parents moved from that place to Le
Mars, which has been their home since. Henry attended school here and on
attaining manhood worked for a number of firms. He was employed with the
American Express company for several years. For the past few years he has
been working for C. A. Alexander and worked there until Saturday.
He leaves to mourn his loss his aged mother, Mrs. A. Kundert, a brother and
three sisters, who are, Adam Kundert, of Blackfoot, Idaho; Mrs. Olive
Pickerson, Brooklyn, New York, Mrs. Lizzie Smith of Marion, Iowa, and Miss
Margaret Kundert, who is a teacher in the Akron public schools.
Henry Kundert, or "Dutch," as he was called by many of his intimates was a
popular young man with all classes and gained a large number of friends by
his even temper and agreeable disposition. He was generous, open minded,
faithful and conscientious, a good son and brother and a worthy citizen. His
death is a great blow to his mother with whom he made his home. His father,
Adam Kundert, died on June 17th last year. Mr. Kundert was a member of Le
Mars Lodge No. 28, B. P. O. E.
The funeral will be held this morning from the residence, 1309 Madison
street. Rev. F. H. Thiel will officiate and the services at the grave will
be in charge of the local lodge of Elks.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Kundert, of Yankton, South Dakota, cousins of the family,
came to attend the funeral.
LeMars Sentinel, Tuesday, May 23, 1911:
Clarence Hoorneman, the eighteen months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence
Hoorneman, is sick with pneumonia.
The home of Dr. J. L. Reeves has been quarantined for scarlet fever, his
daughter, Gertrude, suffering from the ailment.
Reduce your meat bill by reading the specials advertised by Harker market on
the seventh page of this issue and profiting by its suggestions.
In every ten cent package of Waldorf crackers is found a coupon, ten of
which with 98 cents in cash entitles the holder to a $5 casserole. For sale
at The Market.
Tee Ton Bill's Wild West Shows are to appear on the old circus ground in the
west part of town today. Real Indians and typical Wild West sports and
entertainment are promised.
Arrangements have been made by the Booster Merchants for band concerts
Monday, Wednesday and Friday nights of this week. All stores will be open
evenings all week to accommodate the extra business.
Will Blackburn, residing on north Court street, was painfully hurt on
Friday, being kicked by a colt. The flesh on his right let was split open
and Dr. Mammen had to take several stitches to sew up the gaping wound.
Hand Badly Crushed
John Hilger, employed on the Math Kellen farm in America township, had his
right hand badly crushed yesterday morning. He was engaged in hauling
manure and while backing up a team his hand got caught between the manure
spreader and the side of the barn. Dr. Mammen was called to dress the
Barb Wire Causes Poison
Henry Alberts, residing near Struble, is suffering acutely from blood
poisoning. A large spool of barb wire was accidentally rolled against his
shin causing painful cuts, which later developed blood poisoning.
Mrs. Jos. Wiese underwent an operation at the city hospital yesterday.
Don't forget that Long's Grocery is selling crockery at one-fourth off
during Booster Week.
Domestic macaroni, two packages for a quarter; imported 15 cents at Street
Mrs. A. C. Demaray was operated upon at the city hospital yesterday for the
removal of a tumor.
P. S. Culhane, of Canton, South Dakota, who formerly lived in LeMars, is
here on business and visiting friends.
Clear No. 1 improved farm for sale on your own terms, 5 per cent interest.
Two miles south of LeMars. Will rent if not sold by July 15th. See or
phone A. P. Dornbusch.
Misses Marion Hinds and Ida Blanche Townsend were in Sioux City on Thursday
and rendered several musical selections before the convention of the Women's
State Federation of clubs.
Garfield Claydon and Ida Olson, of Sioux City, were united in marriage on
Saturday at the First Presbyterian church, Rev. C. G. Butler performing the
ceremony. They left for their home in Sioux City immediately after the
ceremony. Mr. Claydon is engaged in the automobile business.
C. B. Millham, who has been employed as foreman of the Sentinel office for
the past two years, will leave June 3d for Brookings, South Dakota, where he
has secured a position as manager of the Northwestern Patriot, the official
Prohibition organ of South Dakota.
G. W. Winters, of Perry township, was in LeMars yesterday and left at the
county auditor's office sixty pair of gopher claws for which he will receive
bounty at the next session of the board of supervisors. The supervisors in
this county have been paying two cents bounty on gophers but a state law
enacted allows a payment of ten cents bounty.
May 26, 1911
SENEY: (Special Correspondence)
Shelling corn is the rush among the farmers nowadays.
Don't forget to attend the Aid society anniversary Friday.
Mr. and Mrs. Will Rees attended the wedding of the cousin, Edith Wilde, near
Struble Wednesday, last week.
Miss Jennie Winkel returned to her home near Ashton Sunday after spending
the last week with relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. Walker Bushby, of Ireton, called on relatives in town Tuesday
Miss Stella Falker, who has been working in this neighborhood the past week,
left for her home in Illinois Friday.
A large bell arrived here the first of the week, which will be hung on the
Woods school house as soon as a belfry can be erected.
Mrs. Anthony Daugherty enjoyed a visit from her daughter, Alvina, last week,
retuning to her home in Leeds Monday morning.
Will Connor drove up from Kingsley Saturday after spending a couple of days
at the Daugherty homes, returned to his home, accompanied by his wife, who
spent the past week with her mother.
Will Utech lost a valuable cow one day last week. The animal having got out
of the pasture was run over by the Pew Implement Co.'s automobile and broke
her hind legs. The company settled for the damages.
SUNNY KNOLL: (Special Correspondence)
John Lemke is working for Gus Jans at present.
Alex Klemme and Ed Smith are sawing wood at Adaville.
Henry Willer bought a carload of fat cattle from John Borchers.
John Borchers was busy hauling hogs to Akron on Saturday.
Merdick McGuiness made a business trip to LeMars on Thursday.
Herman Schmidt and Fred Klemme hauled hogs to Akron on Friday.
Arthur Klemme, of LeMars, is visiting his sister, Mrs. Herman Schmidt, and
Gus Jans, Edwin Klemme and John Fredricks made a business trip to LeMars on
Miss Helen Dean and Albert Collmann attended the dance at Brunsville on
UNION: (Special Correspondence)
Charles Blewett, of Kingsley, was a caller here Friday.
Herman May went to Sioux City Saturday to consult a physician.
David Kammerer visited over Sunday with relatives in LeMars.
Mr. Dotzauer, Harold and Edward Sioux City visitors Friday.
Mr. Barnable was in Sioux City with a shipment of hogs Wednesday.
Misses Harriet and Ethel Eyres visited friends in LeMars from Friday until
Miss Hazel Stokes will close her school Friday, May 26th, with a picnic
Veterinary Surgeon Jewell, of LeMars, was called to George Steele's Sunday.
Miss Agnes Hoyt was unable to teach Monday and Tuesday on account of
Thomas Eyres and family attended the high school play in LeMars on Friday
Harry Steele shelled a large crib of corn Thursday and neighbors helped haul
the grain to Kingsley.
David Harvey and Chas. Eyres together shipped a carload of hogs to Sioux
City Friday via Oyens.
Mr. and Mrs. James Oswald, of Cleghorn, visited relatives here last week,
making the trip in their auto.
Roy Manning and family, of LeMars, were guest of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Paulson
from Saturday until Tuesday.
The O'Leary Woodmen have planned to hold a picnic July 4th in George
Farrell's grove near the store.
Miss Ruth Dean spent part of last week with her sister, Helen Dean, where
she is teaching school near Akron.
Dr. Mammen, of LeMars, was out to see John Tucker's daughter, Florence, who
was sick but is now out again.
Clifford Lee returned to LeMars from Westfield Saturday and left for his
home in Halbrite, Saskatchewan, Tuesday.
Rev. Mr. Little is unable to be here Sunday, so Rev. A.T. Dewey, of LeMars,
will hold services as usual next Sabbath.
Rev. J. A. Mitchell, of Defiance, Iowa, will conduct services in the
Presbyterian church here Sunday, June 4th, morning and evening.
Mrs. Charles Croston and children, of James, were guests of Mr. and Mrs.
Henry Hall last week. Mr. Croston come via LeMars Saturday to visit over
The Grange meeting was changed from Wednesday to Thursday evening, May 25th,
to accommodate the state organizer, Mr. Johnson, of DesMoines, who met with
Fredonia Grange Thursday afternoon, and with Union grange that evening.
Dr. Sloan, of Leeds, made a professional call at the home of F. S. Woolworth
Saturday to attend Mr. Woolworth, who is quite seriously ill.
The little son of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Junch was christened at the home of Geo.
Junch Sunday, the christening name being Irving Leonard Junch.
Mrs. G. C. Croston entertained the Aid society of James church Wednesday
afternoon and had as the guest of the afternoon Mesdames Savage and J.
Woolworth. The afternoon was spent informally over needlework, at the close
of which the hostess served a dainty luncheon.
Mr. and Mrs. Dan Yount entertained about fifty of their friends to a social
dance at their home west of James Friday evening. At a late hour the
hostess served a tempting luncheon after which the guests departed declaring
Mr. and Mrs. Yount very able entertainers.
A very select crowd was entertained at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Gadeile
Wednesday, the guests being invited by two of the most popular young men of
our vicinity. The evening was spent in various games and other social
amusements, after which the guests departed having had a delightful evening.
J. H. Woolworth, Sr., formerly of this locality, left for Chicago, where he
will be accompanied to Milwaukee by Prof. Austin, who will hold a
consultation with Dr. Schneider, a noted oculist of that place, in regard to
Mr. Woolworth's eyes, which have been rapidly failing in the past. His many
friends hope the trip will prove beneficial to him.
STRUBLE: (Special Correspondence)
Memorial Day next Tuesday.
Mrs. Onnon Onken is on the sick list.
Henry Becker was marketing hogs here Wednesday.
Herman Renken and children were LeMars callers Tuesday.
Dan Buckley and family took a spin to LeMars Wednesday in their new car.
Henry Hamer and wife are now nicely settled in their cottage and gone to
Mrs. Chas. Bowen and children spent Sunday with the Wm. Puffett family at
Otto, Iowa, returning Monday evening.
Our city dads have disposed of the old fire and house hand outfit to the
Matlock people who were over to look at it last week.
Dr. F. F. Null accompanied the little son of John Rickefs to Sioux City for
an operation on the little fellow's eyes Wednesday.
O. R. Hamer, who suffered the loss of a hand last week was brought home
Saturday and with the excellent car is now able to come up town.
LeMars Semi-Weekly Sentinel
May 30, 1911
YOUNG WIFE SUCCUMBS
Mrs. Charles E. Smith Dies in Dawn of Womanhood
The sad demise of Mrs. Chas. E. Smith occurred on Friday morning after a
week's illness of blood poisoning. Everything that could possibly be done to
promote her recovery had been attended to but her condition gradually grew
worse until death finally relieved her suffering. The deceased was well
known in this city, having been born and raised in LeMars. She was a devout
member of the Presbyterian church and had lived the life of a good and
conscientious Christian. She had made many friends by her gentle and loving
disposition and her death is deeply felt by her girlhood companions with
whom she grew up to young womanhood.
Mrs. Jennie Smith was born January 7 (6, according to her birth record),
1887, in LeMars, Iowa, and died in the city of her birth on May 26, 1911,
aged 24 years, 4 months and 19 days. Her maiden name was Jennie Henricksen.
She was married to Charles E. Smith on Christmas Day, December 25, 1908. For
two years she had been a loving and tender wife and had made a happy home.
Always of a bright and happy disposition, she had kept an air of
cheerfulness around her which gladdened the hearts of those who were in her
presence. Her absence will be deeply felt by her husband, parents, brothers
Besides her husband she leaves her parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. Henricksen, and
six brothers and sisters, she being the first out of seven children to be
summoned from the family circle. Her brothers and sisters are Henry
Henricksen, of Sioux City; Mrs. J. N. Kissinger, of Anthon, Iowa; Chris
Henricksen, Ashton, Iowa; Mrs. Guy Ramesbotham, of Sioux City; Mrs. Chas.
Hodgson, of Wessington Springs, South Dakota, and Emma Henricksen, of
Her funeral was held Sunday from the First Presbyterian church at 2:30 in
the afternoon. Rev. C. G. Butler had charge of the ceremony. The pallbearers
were six girlhood friends, Emma Ebright, Ella Swansen, Elsie Eibel, Edith
Haerling, Vera Smith and Abbie Harrington. The funeral was attended by a
large number of friends who wished to pay the last respects to the memory of
the departed one who was called from this earth so early in life. Interment
took place in the city cemetery.
WILL DECORATE GRAVES
Many Who Served in War Lie in This Graveyard
This is Decoration Day and the graves of departed soldiers who served in the
Civil War will be decorated by their relatives and friends. Tears will be
shed and a tribute paid to the memory of the departed, but that they fought
nobly and well and answered the call of their stricken country’s need in the
hour of danger is a lasting solace and a healing balm to those they left
behind. The usual program will be carried out, the procession leaving Main
street at nine o’clock.
The following graves will be strewn with flowers:
L. M. Doty,
S. J. Sullivan,
H. J. Calighan,
C. M. Schutt,
J. B. Manderville,
H. C. Wescot,
R. H. Jacobs,
D. W. Chamberlain,
J. C. Ball,
A. F. Brown,
H. C. Coville,
A. J. Riffle,
T. S. White,
S. W. Porter,
E. H. Mead,
J. H. Brown,
L. M. Gardner,
B. F. Mudge,
D. W. Clarke,
Col. H. Clarke,
A. P. Brown,
I. T. Martin,
H. W. Wilcox,
C. S. Sydenstricker,
W. M. Swomley,
THE FOUR YEARS STRIFE
SCENES OF WORLD’S GREATEST CONFLICT REVIEWED
SAD MEMORIES ARE RECALLED
Veterans of Mower Post, G. A. R. and Women of the Relief Corps Hold Services
at Opera House in Honor of Heroic Dead
An audience that filled the large auditorium gathered at the Opera House at
10:30 Sunday morning to have its part in the tribute there paid to the
valiant soldiers who risked their all for their country. The services were
in charge of Mower Post, No. 91, G. A. R., and the Post members and W. R. C.
occupied seats near the stage. The Opera House was beautifully decorated
with flags and bunting in the National colors, and on either side of the
stage opening were pictures of Washington and Lincoln.
Post Commander, W. S. Freeman, presided. After the invocation by Rev. G. C.
Butler, Misses Hinds and Gross and Messrs. Dinkeloo and Haas sang, “Covered
With Glory They Sleep.” The Scripture reading by Prof. Thomas and prayer by
Rev. followed, after which the quartette rendered, “Rest, Soldiers Rest.”
Both numbers by the quartette were well received. After announcements by the
various pastors, Miss Edith Gerling gave a reading particularly appropriate
to the occasion.
Supt. Palmer delivered the address, which was a fitting tribute to
patriotism and the valor of the men whom on Memorial Day we honor and whose
virtues we praise. He said in part:
Veterans, as I see your rally around the flag for the honor of which your
many comrades in many fields are lying wrapped in cerements of honor and for
the glory of which you are here to day with memories that knock with their
hundred hands at the doors of your hearts; and as I behold the homage you
pay that glorious emblem and the reverence with which you salute it, I am
forced to exclaim, “Behold how they love it!” And as in musing mood, I kept
asking why, there flashed across my vision an answer to the question and I
saw a band of 88 men defending a small fort two miles at sea. I could seem
to hear the cannon’s roar. Day after day I could seem to see the contest go
on, until at last the Stars and Stripes, that ensign of equality and union
throughout the whole world, that emblem of peace and liberty and freedom to
all nations, was lowered in capitulation. And then the scene shifts, I
seemed to see a “Kindly, brave, foreseeing man, sagacious, patient, dreading
praise not blame, new birth of our new soil, the first American” take his
pen in hand to write the words that called you to arms. I could see
thousands of men come answering their country’s call—you were of that
number; all the dead whose graves in the ten thousand cemeteries will be
decorated this week—coming from the farm, the counting room, the workshop,
the factory and the mill. I see them taking their last farewell of loved
ones. Some, like Hector before going to battle, are looking for the last
time into the eyes of cherished childhood; some are trying to speak words of
cheer and comfort to wives whose plighted faith and love have always been a
baptism of strength and power; some are feeling the embrace of mother-love,
while the heart beats thoughts too deep for words, ah! Too deep for tears;
some are walking in shaded lanes whispering vows of eternal love as they
reluctantly part forever; others are receiving the blessings of fathers and
the caressing of sisters, the benedictions of friends. I see them march
away, sorrowful yet noble, saddened and inspired.
And time after time, my friends, was this picture flashed upon the loyal
hearts of the North until 2,200,000 men had left home and loved ones to
enter the service of their country.
We go with them. We see the battle set in array; we hear the commands of
officers; we feel the earth tremble with the tramp of men and horses as they
go hurrying past; we see the breaking of the storm, the dashing of the
tempest, the earth vomiting its fire; we hear the groans of the wounded; we
count the death in tens and hundred as
“Onward still the squadrons thunder, men and horses without number, all the
furrowed ground encumber, falling fast to their last slumber—bloody
For four long years this terrible strife goes on, until thousands of men
have said as one young soldier, who seeing the carnage all about him,
hearing the groans of the dying, beholding the ground covered with the blood
of his comrades, and then feeling his soul fill with the sentiments of a
lofty patriotism, said, “I am willing, ah! We are all willing that out
bodies should form the bridges over which humanity may cross to greater
freedom.” In that spirit your comrades, veterans gave their lives; in that
spirit you went forth to the defense of your country. We read the names of
Vicksburg and Gettysburg; of Lookout Mountain and Shiloh, of Wilderness and
Antietam; of Bull Run and Mobile; of Fredericksburg and Shiloh; of a hundred
or more other fields where today the silent tents of a nation’s honored dead
are spread. We go with these soldiers in victory and defeat; we picture them
in camp and field; we see them in sickness and health; until at last the
curtain is drawn at Appomattox and we see a silent man writing the generous
terms for the surrender of a gallant foe. And then home they come, sobered
by the baptism of fired they have passed through, strong in the
consciousness of a worthy cause, manly in the cause they have espoused,
great in the deeds they have done, glorious in the victories they have won,
immortal in the sacrifice they have made. We hear the shouts of the people,
the pealing of the bells, the beating of the drums as homeward they came. We
see husbands and wives again united, with souls closely knit by the
struggles of the past; fathers and children once more to sound the notes of
triumph and victory, tell also the story of a nation’s mighty loss. There
were fathers and sons and brothers and lovers and husbands without number
who never came back. Rachel was “weeping for her children and refused to be
comforted because they were not.” The Angel of Death had entered many a
home; war had demanded half a million as the price of union, but the Angel
not yet satisfied demanded that the mightiest ruler of men the world has
ever known should pass over to joining the army of celestial. When Lincoln
fell, joy was turned into mourning; beauty into ashes; the oil of gladness
into the spirit of sadness.
And what mighty hearts rise up out of the past to claim the memories of this
To read their history is to feel the blood tingle with a new patriotism; to
listen to the story of their suffering is to be inspired with a new zeal for
the rights of mankind; to stand firmly upon the foundations that they laid
is to feel the strength of right, afraid of nothing but slavery and bondage.
The men of 1812 are there resplendent with the glory of a righteous cause,
garlanded with the wreaths of a nation’s honor.
The veterans of ’46 are there, great in their devotion to the Union they
loved so well.
Your comrades are there, purified and sanctified. Having passed through the
fires that were lighted to keep the old Ship of State from the rocks, they
are embalmed in a nation’s love; their names are inscribed on the scroll of
immortality. They died for their country, and whose record can be made more
sure. They dared to stand by truth where craven churls derided her, “to
front a lie in arms and not to yield.” It is said that when a certain great
artist came to paint the portrait of Alexander the Great he represented him
with his head resting upon the hand in order to cover up a scar that the
great general bore. No need of that in painting the picture of your
comrades. Their scars shine like stars. They heard the cries of the Nation’s
anguish and they flew to her relief unmindful of the cost; they saw the
signals of the Republic’s distress and they came to the rescue. They stood
like heroes in the hour of deadly peril. Dead did you say? Is Lincoln dead?
Is Grant dead? Is Sherman dead? Are any of the patriots, your comrades, who
wore the honored blue, who stood firm and true, who were dressed in the
garments of loyalty, dead? The flowers in ten thousand cemeteries; the
sacred traditions of a people’s firesides, the thousand monuments pointing
Heavenward, your own hearts answer, “No.”
We who have never passed through the experiences of war with its memories
and influences need this day. We need it to help us preserve in peace the
noble work that you have accomplished in war. When I say you I mean these
mothers and sisters who passed through the darkest days of rebellion. Theirs
was a noble part. Their fortitude and bravery was scarcely less than yours.
Their loyalty was an inspiration to you. They too served their country. We
need this day to remind us that life is more than meat and the body more
than raiment. We need it to keep fresh in our minds our debt to you who are
still among us as well as our debt to those who have crossed the Border
Land; we need it to remind us that war is a terrible thing and every to be
thought of except for the purpose of maintaining the right and establishing
truth. We need this day with its flowers and wreaths, its flags and music,
its memories and history to help us climb the heights of a truer and nobler
and better citizenship, until some sweet bird of the South shall build its
nest in every cannon’s mouth, until we shall hear once more throughout the
length and breadth of our land, from ocean to ocean, from north to south,
the Angel choir chanting as it did nineteen hundred years ago, “Peace on
earth good will toward men.”
After the singing of “America” by the large audience, they were dismissed
with the benediction by Rev. Lambly.
CARD OF THANKS.
We wish to express our sincere thanks to the friends and neighbors who
extended sympathy and comfort to us in the overwhelming bereavement we have
suffered in the loss of our husband and father. –Mrs. J. Robbins and
OF PERSONAL INTEREST.
Alvin Mauer is visiting his relatives in Iowa City.
Hon. I. J. McDuffie was a Sioux City visitor yesterday.
Mrs. H. G. Munro was a Sioux City visitor on Friday.
Dr. J. L. Reeves was a Marcus business visitor yesterday.
Mrs. Chas. Weiland visited Sioux City friends on Friday.
Mrs. Thos. Treat visited friends in Sioux City on Wednesday.
Mrs. Peter Wilmes visited with relatives in Sioux City last week.
Mrs. A. Joseph, of Council Bluffs, visited here the past few days.
Miss Anna Kroeger, of Remsen, visited LeMars friends on Friday.
Mrs. Albert Von Berg visited with Sioux City friends on Thursday.
Reginald Young, of Sioux City, visited relatives here over Sunday.
Mrs. Geo. A. Wernli, of Los Angeles, Cal., is visiting LeMars relatives.
Adam Kundert, of Blackfoot, Idaho, is visiting his mother, Mrs. H. Kundert.
B. O. Blake, of Cherokee, visited over Sunday at the E. L. Townsend home.
Ralph Creglow and John Brucher, of Remsen, were LeMars visitors on Friday.
Mrs. Olin Round, of St. Paul, is visiting at the home of her father, M. A.
Mrs. E. D. Brower and Miss Hazel Brower were Sioux City visitors on Friday.
Mrs. C. B. Millham returned on Saturday from a visit at Brookings, South
Mrs. Peter Hanlon, of Emery, South Dakota, is visiting Mr. and Mrs. Peter
Mrs. J. P. Kendall, of Cedar Rapids, visited Mrs. B. F. Hodgman the past few
Mr. and Mrs. Homer Berry, of Chicago, visited LeMars friends over Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Billings, of Sioux City, spent Sunday in LeMars with
Miss Cecelia Wagner returned yesterday from an over Sunday visit with Miss
Mrs. Payson Sammis, of Goldfield, Nevada, is visiting her sister, Mrs. J. U.
County Superintendent, A. Donahoe, went to Merrill yesterday to visit the
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Keller, of Storm Lake, visited over Sunday with LeMars
Lawrence Johns, of Cleghorn, visited his parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. Johns the
past few days.
Dr. Kuster, Earl Fieke and Frank Connolly, of Remsen, were LeMars visitors
Roy Childress has returned home after a six weeks visit at Denver and other
Mrs. Gebhardt, of Aplington, visited the latter part of the week with the
Emil Schaefer family.
Rev. and Mrs. J. C. Hoover returned on Saturday from a months visit at
Waterloo and other points.
Mrs. Robert Jamieson, of Verna Center, Minn., who formerly lived here, is
visiting LeMars friends.
Mrs. Wm. Wickman and children, of Sioux Rapids, are visiting the Kehrberg
and Schneider families.
Mrs. W. Z. Trow and daughter, Miss Mabelle, returned Friday from a visit
with friends in South Dakota.
Mrs. John F. Rogers went to Reliance, South Dakota, yesterday to visit her
daughter, Mrs. G. Schneider.
Miss Veda Morris and Miss Blanche Rademacher, of Sioux City, visited over
Sunday with Miss Elizabeth Davidson.
Mrs. A. Y. Thebaly and children left Saturday for an extended visit with
relatives at Eagle Grove and Webster City.
Noah Carpenter and daughter, Mrs. Patterson, of Fedora, South Dakota, were
in LeMars yesterday on business and visiting friends.
John Dennler, of Liberty township, was visiting old friends in LeMars
yesterday. Mr. Dennler has not been at the county seat for several months.
Misses Gertrude Schneider, Lizzie Fluck and Hermann Schneider made a trip to
Hartley by automobile on Saturday, spending Sunday with relatives.
Mrs. C. H. Kluckhohn returned on Saturday to Orange, California. She was
called here by the illness and death of her mother, Mrs. C. Bingenheimer.
W. J. F. Smith, of Faulkton, South Dakota, came down to attend the funeral
of his sister-in-law, Mrs. Chas. E. Smith. He formerly lived in Plymouth
J. F. Knorr and Martin Schaefer left yesterday for Minnesota on business.
They will combine business with pleasure and visit relatives at Everly,
Oconona and Slayton.
Mrs. L. M. Garner, of Los Angeles, Cal., accompanied by her daughter, Mrs.
J. W. Harker, of Walthill, Neb., is visiting at the home of her nephew, A.
W. Garner. They formerly lived in LeMars and have many friends here.
Oscar Weidenfeller has constructed a canvas boat, which he will use on the
river. The boat is a fine piece of workmanship and warranted nonleakable.