The Hancock-Henderson Quill, Inc.
Compiled and Edited by Virginia Ross
Stronghurst Graphic, March 10, 1921
CORN LIST INCOMPLETE: The list published contained the names only of those who brought in ear corn and had it weighed in their wagons and trucks over the scales of the elevator.
Quite a number of farmers delivered their corn direct to the sheller without having it weighed and that while the corn which was weighed over the wagon scales amounted to about 1,300 bushels, the total amount of the shelled corn loaded in cars during the day was 1,530 bushels.
An apology is also due to the large number of farmers in the county living too far from Stronghurst to make it possible for them to deliver their gift corn here last Wednesday and who sold their corn at nearby points and turned the proceeds over to the farm bureau committee to be used in purchasing the gift corn at some central shipping point.
The number of this class of contributors may be inferred from the fact that something like 2,400 bushels of corn have been or will be purchased by the committee with the money turned in and the county's total contribution will be about 4,000 bushels.
In justice to the business men of Stronghurst, we note that 153 bushels were given instead of 58 as reported. They also had sufficient funds to purchase 60 bushels more for the same cause.
NO PRIMARY HELD: If the voters of either of the parties which usually participate in the village election had any preference as to candidates for village offices to filled in the coming election, they were not allowed to express that preference this year in the manner prescribed by law as the primary election was held last Tuesday. So far as we have been able to learn, the village board did not even see fit to appoint any primary and election judges. . .
HEADS PROSPEROUS KANSAS BANK: The Anthony, Kans. Bulletin contained a write-up of the Home State Bank of Anthony, the president of which is C. H. Wickman, a former Stronghurst man. The bank has become one of the strong financial institutions of Anthony and the State of Kansas (article quoted and said it was a home town bank with stock owned only by locals).
1896 GRAPHIC: Mrs. Marilla Watson died at the home of her son, Elisha near Reed on the evening of March 8th at the advanced age of 101 years. At a meeting of the Stronghurst village council an ordinance was passed forbidding the sale of unwholesome, watered or adulterated milk in the village and also creating an office of milk inspector. Although 25 new dwelling houses were erected in Stronghurst in 1896, the demand for residences was reported to be far in excess of the supply.
A. F. Gaddis of Olena neighborhood was preparing to move to Ashland, Nebr. The first packet of the season, the J. W. Young, arrived at Oquawka on March 10th on its voyage down the Mississippi.
A Stronghurst grocer advertised good canned corn at 4 _ cents per can, tomatoes at 7 cents per can and navy beans at 3 cents per lb. Mrs. Effie Gristy left to join her husband who was engaged in teaching in Tennessee. Joseph Atwater had purchased and taken charge of the H. H. Rankin hardware store.
A large contingent of Stronghurst's sporting element was called to the county seat to give evidence in regard to a prize fight which was alleged to have taken place in the Beal livery barn sometime previously. The indictment for prize fighting proceeded to the state's attorney and the charge changed to one of assault and battery and certified down to the county court.
LOCAL AND AREA NEWS: Mrs. Catherine Ross has been quite seriously ill for some time. The Rebekah lodge did special degree work at their regular meeting on Friday night. Leslie McMillan, who has been employed in the oil districts of Oklahoma during the past winter, returned to his home in Stronghurst. The W.F.M. society of the M.E. church is holding their annual banquet for new members and husbands at the Community rooms. Gift corn day in McDonough County was observed last Thursday. Geo. Long donated the use of his elevator and Mr. Ratekin the use of his sheller and a large amount of corn was brought in. A similar day at Blandinsville is being arranged. Mrs. Nan Starkey is caring for the sick at the Cortleyou home near Raritan. Mrs. R. I. Findley and daughters visited over the weekend at the Hutchinson home near Biggsville. Charles Powell of Oakland, Ia. was a guest at the C. H. Davis home. Robert Vaughn was successfully operated upon for appendicitis at the Burlington hospital. Mrs. Martha Johnson has gone to Carman to visit her son James and from there will go to Wyoming to spend the summer with relatives. The "Kumjoynus" women's class of the local M.E. Sunday school spent a very delightful evening at the Robert Ingerson home. Carl Schierbaum is seriously ill with typhoid fever in a hospital in St. Louis where he had employment. Chauncey Mayfield held a farm sale at the Wiegand place northeast of Biggsville, which he has farmed for a term of years, and later moved to the John Stevenson farm just north of Biggsville. Mr. and Mrs. Marion Evans, Sr. of Emerson, Ia. came for a visit at the Evans home near Decorra. They were called to Springfield, Ill. by the illness of Dr. Frank Evans' wife and infant daughter.
In the annual Old Fiddlers' contest held at Monmouth, some Henderson County men were included among the prize winners as follows: old time fiddlers-James Adair, B.R. Adair, Jake Livermore; Jigs and Cogs-John Sexton; Duets-James and R. R. Adair. The large basement granary and implement house on the D. N. Cortleyou farm near Raritan was struck by lightning. The building which contained 4,000 bushels of corn, 1000 bushels of oats, a car and a large amount of machinery was considerably damaged, but fortunately fire did not break out. Two valuable hogs in the basement were killed. Mr. and Mrs. Otto Steffey are returning from Michigan with their household goods and will take up their residence on the C. H. Davis farm west of Stronghurst. The Novelty Repair Shop is now located in the east room of the new Tom Morgan barber shop building. Notice the sign and the red pointed arrow showing the way to the east door-W.E. Hurd. Mrs. George Barnett of Burlington was a guest at the G. W. Voorhees and Herbert Barnett homes. F.M. Bane went to his former home at Sleepy Eye, Minn. after his Dodge car. He drove the machine home making the trip in about 35 hours, driving a large share of the distance through rain and mud and arriving here at 6 o'clock Monday evening. Mr. and Mrs. Earl Beardsley are in Chicago where he is buying new merchandise for the Beardsley Brothers Store.
OBLIGING CONDUCTOR: From the La Harpe Quill: "Mrs. George Gillette and family of six children, the oldest of which is eight years of age, while enroute from Galesburg to La Harpe was obliged to change cars in Burlington. When the T.P. and W. train for La Harpe was announced, Mrs. Gillette gathered all of her children together as she supposed and hustled them into a coach. The train pulled out and when it was half way across the river bridge, Mrs. Gillette discovered that her family invoice checked one child short. Her manifestation of anguish over the discovery was so pronounced that the heart of the conductor of the train was touched and he stopped the train and had it backed through the maze of switches to the Union station again where the frantic mother found her lost treasure, a little baby girl tot comfortably cuddled upon a seat and totally unaware of the excitement she had caused. It is needless to say that she was not left behind when the train pulled out the second time."
"OBITUARY"ELIAS BEAL DEAD: Elias Beal, well known farmer and stockman of Rozetta Township, died last week in a sanatorium at Glendale, Calif. Mr. Beal went to California last December in the hope of regaining his health, but gradually failed until the end came. He was in his seventy-second year and was a native of the state of Ohio. His wife and seven children survive him. The children are Will of Cincinnati; Carl of Ainsworth, Ia.; Gail of Rozetta; Everett of Alexis; Omer at home; Mrs. Earl Duke of Rosetta and Mrs. E. C. Powers of Oak Park, Ill. Two brothers, Lee of Ohio and Sparks of Los Angeles and one sister in Ohio also survive him.
A BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION: Mr. and Mrs. Emmett Milliken and son Irwin and wife were among the large party of relatives and friends who dropped in at the Charles Cann home near Raritan to remind Mrs. Cann that another birthday anniversary had arrived. The event was well planned and the guests were soon made welcome in the beautiful country home of the Canns. The evening was spent in music and parlor games. The guests brought with them the requisites for a very delicious lunch which was a pleasant feature of the evening.
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OLENA OBSERVATIONS: A splendid rain which was much needed on account of the dry winter fell on Monday and Tuesday. Rev. Sailor was able to meet his regular appointment Sabbath day and gave a very tender sermon. He announced the special meetings now being held in Gladstone would be continued during the entire week by Rev. Sensibaugh, the evangelist. He also said that it was possible that the evangelist might be able to come to Olena for a few evenings. We surely need an awakening in this modern Sodom. (Don't you wonder what was happening in Olena at this time?