The Hancock-Henderson Quill, Inc.
Compiled and Edited by Virginia Ross
Stronghurst Graphic, January12, 1922
ARRESTED: Roger Bosko, a young man who worked as a farm had in this vicinity during the past year and who sometimes went by the name of Baker, was arrested at Carman on evidence which tended to show that he had been implicated in the crime of breaking and entering the Carman Post office last Sunday night. The tool shed of the C.B.& Q. R.R. at that point had been entered the same night by some one having a switch key in their possession and it is presumed that the post office building was broken into by the use of tools obtained from the tool house. A switch key was found on Bosko's person when So far as has been ascertained, there was nothing stolen from the post office, but we have been informed that a quantity of cigarettes were stolen from the Babcook store in which the post office is located.
***OBITUARY furnished by family to correct earlier one***CHARLES CORYDON BUTLER: Charles Butler was the fourth child of James Henry and Nancy Jane Matlock Butler and was born July 16, 1861 on the farm four and three-fourth miles southwest of Raritan. He died Jan. 4, 1920 at the age of 60 years, 5 months and 19 days. He received his early education in the district school known as "Old Bedford." Later, he attended Eureka College at Eureka, Ill. where he spent two years and three years were spent at Transylvania College at Lexington, Kentucky.
On account of impaired health the next two years were spent in the Western states and upon his return to the vicinity of his birth, he engaged in school work, teaching in the district schools of Henderson County for three years. In 1890 he was elected to the office of County Superintendent of Schools of Henderson County serving in that capacity for four years.
Oct. 11, 1892 he was united in marriage to Miss Ruby Stine.
During his work as an educator, Mr. Butler served as principal of the Oquawka schools one year, Seaton two years, Little York, two years, Princeville, two years, New Boston two years. For some years Mr. and Mrs. Butler had divided their time between Galesburg and Stronghurst.
In March of 1919 Mr. Butler received an appointment to the insurance department of the national government but was unable to accept on account of failing health. With a renewal of his strength a year later, he accepted a position in the quartermaster's department of the Great Lakes Naval Training Station, but his strength was not equal to the task and he was obliged to resign on May 1st of last year. He and Mrs. Butler then returned to Stronghurst where they have since resided.
Mr. Butler is survived by his wife, his brother, Tobias of Stronghurst and James of Tulsa, Okla. and many more distant relatives. During the ministry of Rev. James McGuire, Mr. Butler became a member of the Old Bedford Christian church and later transferred his membership to the Christian Church of Galesburg where he served in the capacity of an elder. His first affiliation with the Masonic fraternity was at Raritan as a member of Raritan Lodge No. 727 A.F. and A.M. On removing to Galesburg he became a member of Royal Arch Chapter and later a member of Alpha Lodge No. 155 A.F. and A.M. of Galesburg.
Funeral services were conducted at the Christian church in Stronghurst with interment in the Terre Haute, Ill. Cemetery.
Mr. Butler was the first legally elected village president of Stronghurst, being chosen for that office in May 1894 and serving for one year. The village was incorporated in the spring of 1893 and a set of village officials elected the same year. This election was, however, declared illegal by the Supreme Court and Mr. Butler's election in 1894 followed.
SHE KNOWS HER CHICKENS: The Iowa Poultry Association held a poultry show in Burlington. The annual meeting and banquet was held in the Burlington Hotel and one of the speakers was Mrs. Ivabelle Stewart of this county. The honor was well bestowed as Mrs. Stewart is well known as a specialist in fancy poultry raising and has won prizes in some of the most elaborate shows held in this section of the country.
***OBITUARY***MRS. MEL BREWER: Mrs. Brewer, a former resident of Monmouth, Ill. whose maiden name was Margaret Dryden, died at her home in New York City on Jan. 6th. Mrs. Brewer, after moving to New York, became very prominent as a social settlement worker and also in politics. She also became well known in the literary world. She was a graduate of Columbia University and taught for one year in the University of Illinois. Her remains will be brought to Monmouth for burial.
REVENUES UP: The enormous sum of $6,803,307 was collected by the Automobile Department of the Illinois State Government in the year 1921. This sum represented the total amount received from 583,441 passenger auto license fees; 79,904 auto truck license fees; 7,041 dealer's fees and 124 tractor license fees. The big increase over 1920 was the good work done by the special investigators employed under the terms of the act passed by the General Assembly last spring (An investigator had canvassed the local area in 1921.)
FASHION NOTES: Both wool and tweeds are favored for outer apparel. A striking coiffure ornament is a bunch of weeping, curving cock feathers in scarlet, mounted on dark tortoiseshell prongs. Handbags for the street are of dull colored suede with ivory, amber or tortoise shell frame work. Paisleys are appearing in georgette crepe, crepe de chine and canton crepe and are found in bands, borders and inserts. Such prints are noticed on plain dark costume blouses.