The Hancock-Henderson Quill, Inc.
Compiled and Edited by Virginia Ross
Registrar for Daniel McMillan Chapter, N.S.D.A.R.1919
Stronghurst Graphic, August 21, 1919
CARMAN CONCERNS: Mr. Floyd B. Hull of Dallas City and Miss Rhoda Beulah Marsden of this place surprised their many friends by going to Galesburg and being married on Aug. 4th at the home of Mr. and Mrs. E. Mayes, friends of the groom. After the ceremony the couple motored to Chicago. The bride is the second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Marsden. She attended high school at Dallas City and was a member of the class of 1919 graduating with honors. The groom is a young business man of Dallas City selling jewelry. They will go to housekeeping Sept. 1st in the new home which Mr. Hull recently bought. Several from here are attending the Burlington Fair this week. The Chautauqua closed there Thursday and many signed up for next year.
TO MOVE TO LA-HARPE: It seems that Stronghurst is soon to lose one of its highly esteemed families. Mr. and Mrs. W.B.Towler and their son Chesley and wife are to return to LaHarpe to reside after an absence of 20 years. Mr. Towler went to LaHarpe and bought the Ed Phelps residence property on West Main St. and also the Airdrome building just west of the Quill office. He and his son will engage in the vulcanizing business and are in Chicago buying the necessary machinery and stock. They expect to locate there in October.
NEIGHBORHOOD NOTES: At a school election in Aledo the proposition to issue bonds in the amount of $90,000 for the erection of a new school building carried by a vote of 220 to 26. Plans for a structure to cost around $125,000 are now under consideration. The demand for dwelling houses in Fort Madison is so great that contracts for the erection of sixty new cottages have been let. A 160 acre farm on the inter-urban line between Abingdon and Galesburg is said to have been sold recently for $88,000 or $550 per acre. Two highwaymen held up a young farmer on a timber road between Kirkwood and Monmouth last Monday night and relieved him of his watch and a small amount of money. The Monmouth city council approved a petition asking the Public Utilities Commission to compel the Rock Island Southern Co. to build 21 new railroad crossings in the city or else stop running their cars in and out of the city. Since national prohibition went into effect, the excursion traffic on the Mississippi River has increased materially, the reason given being that here-to-fore many persons were afraid to board boats where they knew liquor was sold. Charles Stout and Q.W.Bradshaw of LaHarpe purchased an airplane for their own use and exhibition purposes. Miss Fleta Quick, a 16 year old Hamilton girl, committed suicide by jumping from the Keokuk-Hamilton Bridge into the Mississippi River. The Buick car which she was driving was found that evening standing of the bridge with the engine running, but no trace of the girl could be found. Last Saturday her body was found in the river at Huff's Island, 10 miles below Warsaw. Application for a charter for a new bank at Carthage to be known as the Marine Trust Bank of Carthage was made by L.M.Loomis of Dallas City, S.D.Stoner of Burnside, D.B.Brumback of Augusta, John T. Thornber of Powellton, Wm.Ferris of Fountain Green, Charles R. Martin and Wm. Lawless of Carthage.
LUTHERN CHURCH PICNIC: the Lutheran Church Picnic will be held at Lake Fort August 26th. The families will bring their dinners and refreshments will be sold. The feature of the day will be a speech by Mr. Oscar E. Carlstrom of Aledo, formerly States Attorney of Mercer County and now a candidate for delegate to the Constitutional Convention. A sale will also be held; the public is cordially invited.
HEREFORDS TO MONTANA: J.F.Murphy left town last Friday in charge of a shipment of Polled Hereford cattle consigned to a gentleman living at Helena, Mont. The shipment consisted of 17 head of bulls between one and two years old and one cow. They were selected from the herds of the members of the Hereford Association of Henderson County and were a very classy bunch of cattle.
The purchaser intends to exhibit them at the Montana State Fair and will then put them in the sale ring to be disposed of at auction. The Henderson County bred Herefords are being sought after by Montana breeders is evident from the fact that this is the second shipment made to Helena within the past few months. Mr. Murphy will probably remain there long enough to help get the cattle ready for the fair and sale ring.
1894 GRAPHIC: H.H. Rankin had just opened a new hardware store in the Foote building in Stronghurst. (Account books were found above the Jacobs' Hardware, but in a poor moldy condition and had to be destroyed.) Henry King and Harry Ingersoll had dissolved partnership and Mr. King had bought out Dan Shook's restaurant business. Farmers in sections of Iowa were reported to be offering to give away their horses on account of the lack of feed. T.N.Hardin, who had just wed a Raritan young lady, was arranging to move to Strong-hurst having bought the James Hicks house which he was moving to some vacant lots which he owned. Miss Sarah McElhinney of Walnut Grove and Mr. J.D.French of Lynn Grove, Ind. were married at the home of the bride's mother near Media on the evening of Aug. 18th. A branch of the I.O.G.T. was organized in Stronghurst. Officers elected were Chief templar, L.M. Loomis; Vice templar, Mrs. Murphy; Sec. Maria Dice; Treas., George J. Morgan; Fin, Sec., Mrs. Rev. Carr;marshal, F.M.Cooksie.(Grocery prices of staples are given in this article: example-20 lb. of raisins+$1.00)
POST OFFICE SELLING FOOD: Stronghurst has been made a distributing point for the supply of food stuff which the government is now disposing of through the Post Office Department and post master Mains has been taking orders for the delivers of these items by parcel post for the past three days. Only a limited supply of the various articles of food has been allotted to this office and those who desire to get in on the government prices will have to place their orders soon. (Nothing is said as to what is being sold.)
GLADSTONE GLEANINGS: Mrs. Clark Alvine arrived here; she is from France and is the only French bride in the county. Mr. Alvine met her and they went at once to the home he had prepared. They were married in Paris several weeks before the groom came home. Miss Richmond of Nebraska was visiting her uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. L.Runyon. Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Pence drove two fine new cars home from Chicago. Mr. George Jacob bought the D.C.Sage home; Mr. and Mrs. Sage will move to Oquawka. Smith Morris received an honorable discharge at Camp Grant. Charles Hedges has a fine new Studebaker Six with which to go joy riding. Dr. Boyd Ditto and Miss Hazel Ellison went to Chicago to drive home the doctor's new Cole 8 car.
A shower of useful articles was given Mr. and Mrs. Clark Alvine at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Len Ditto. About 100 were present and all enjoyed the evening until a late hour. Refreshments were served and many useful articles left with the newly married pair.
SOCIAL AT OLENA: A sandwich and pie social will be held at the Olena M.E.Church Tuesday even-ing, Aug. 26th. Proceeds will go towards helping build a new sidewalk for the church.
LOCAL AND AREA HAPPENINGS: Robert McKeown, Jr. and Robert Adair left for Urbana where the latter expects to enroll as a student in the State Agricultural College. O.J.Sanderson left for a summer resort near Havana, Ill., where he will spend several days in fishing and other recreation. A.S.McElhinney reports the sale of 157 acre farm of George Garrett lying at the south edge of the village of Biggsville to John A. Sandstrom of that place. Sergt. Paul Gordon of the 6th Marines, 2nd Div. and who was in the engagement in Belleau Wood in June 1918 where he was wounded and gassed, arrived safely home in Oquawka. Delrain Smith is in a hospital at Trindad, Colo. suffering from rheumatism in his feet; he has recently been employed as a telegraph operator at Morley, Colo. A township high school election will be held at Bryan's hardware store in Terre Haute on Aug. 27th to vote on the question of bonding the township for the purpose of purchasing a tract of the J.J.Barnes land and building a new schoolhouse thereon.
Ladies of the M.E. Missionary society entertained the ladies of the U.P. and Christian Church societies at a tea given at the home of Mrs. W.C.Regan in honor of Miss Gertrude Strawick, a missionary from Yung Chung, China who is home on furlough. A vocal solo by Miss Mary Dixson was a pleasing feature of the occasion. John H.Voorhees of the southeast country is suffering from a broken shoulder resulting from the fall of a pony which he was riding. J.W.Anderson and family of Lomax have moved the the J.K. Spence property in Stronghurst. A.L.Russler disposed of his residence in the west part of town to J.P.Huppert. The Russlers are contemplating moving to Albion, Mich. C.M.Bell and family left by auto for Washington, Ia.where they will spend a few days with relatives. They also expect to visit Des Moines and the Iowa State Fair before returning home. Mr. and Mrs. J.W.Rankin and family moved their household effects to Monmouth where they will make their home in order to secure for their children the educational advantages offered by that city. Their property on West Main St. was sold to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lukens. Mrs. C.B. Vaughn of Lomax has purchased six lots in Dixson's addition to Stronghurst. While this many not be proof presumptive that the family are contemplating becoming residents of the village, it at least indicates that they are good judges of real estate investments.