The Hancock-Henderson Quill, Inc.
Compiled and Edited by Virginia Ross
Stronghurst Graphic, Oct 19, 1922
INSURANCE SETTLEMENT: H. N. Vaughn and Tom Dodds, owners of the full blood Hereford cattle that were lost in the sale pavilion fire last March, received a satisfactory settlement on the insurance carried on the herd through the B. G. Widney agency this week.
WHERE DID HE GO? An aged and infirm old man was found wandering around town and upon investigation it was discovered that he was an inmate of the Warren County Farm and had taken leave of absence without asking permission. No one knows how he succeeded in getting this far as he was hardly able to walk. The superintendent at the farm was notified and he came after his charge in the afternoon.
POLITICAL UPHEAVAL-A LETTER TO SHERIFF MCDILL: It has been brought to our attention that you have filed a petition as an Independent candidate for the office of County Treasurer. We concede your perfect right to be a candidate for this office although you were defeated in the primary for the Republican nomination for the same office and although you have been twice elected to the office of Sheriff of this county by Republican votes. Every American citizen has the right to run for office whenever he pleases. We do not question your right, but we wish to call your attention to the fact that your candidacy for said office against the regular Republican nominee is inconsistent with your continuing to hold the positions of Republican precinct committeeman for Oquawka Township and Chairman of the County Republican Central Committee and we feel that you cannot consistently perform these functions and at the same time be an opposition candidate...
We, therefore, request you to immediately hand your resignation as Chairman of the Republican County Central Committee and as Precinct Committeeman to the Secretary of the County Central Committee in order that the committee may meet and select a Chairman who is sympathy with the Republican Party, its success and the election of its regular nominees. (It was signed by all Republican candidates and committeemen. The political scene was heating up in Yellow Banks territory.)
NEAR EAST RELIEF: Public school teachers of Henderson County pledged themselves to aid the destitute little ones of Smyrna when they met recently for their annual institute at Oquawka. Their sympathies were enlisted by a vivid portrayal in a film taken from life, Alice in Hungerland-the touching plight of women and children in the Bible lands who have only American to help them.
The Near East Relief with headquarters at 19 S. LaSalle St., Chicago, is chartered by Congress and is the only organization feeding, clothing and caring for thousands of sick and starving children, orphaned survivors or America's allies in the late war...
JOHN B. FORT, DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE FOR TREASURER: John B. Fort, the Democratic nominee for the office of Treasurer of Henderson County, was born and reared on a farm near Stronghurst, Ill. and is 36 years old and unmarried. After passing through the local schools, grade and high, he went to the Gem City College at Quincy and pursued a business course. Since securing a diploma from that college, he has held several responsible clerical positions. During the World War he was employed as bookkeeper in the First National Bank at Dallas City, Ill. and when it became apparent that the United States was in need of men to win the conflict, he resigned his position with the bank and enlisted (being ineligible to the draft) and was sent overseas. He was a member of the Army of Occupation which marched to the Rhine, where he was on duty for nearly a year. He is the proud possessor of an honorable discharge from the service. He was clerk of the last Henderson County Board of Review, which position he filled with satisfaction to the members and a credit to himself.
Being an expert accountant, if elected to the office of County Treasurer, Mr. Fort will not have to depend upon others to keep the books for him as has been the case for the past several years but will administer the office himself, employing help only when absolutely necessary thereby reducing the expenses of the same.-Adv.
WEDDING BELLS: Mr. Alva Putney and Miss Ida Schultz of Dallas City were married in Burlington, Iowa, last Saturday. They were accompanied by Glen Schenck and a sister of the bride. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Otto Schultz of Dallas City and is a very handsome and popular young lady. The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Bert Putney and is an industrious young man and a veteran of the World War. He is employed by the Western Union Co., working as a lineman. (Western Union was in the telephone business.)
A HALLOWEEN JAMBOREE: Witches and Choice Spirits of Darkness will hold high Carnival at the home of Ralph Painter's Tuesday evening, Oct. 31st at 8 p.m.. Come prepared to test your fate. Each guest is requested to come masked or pay a forfeit of 25 cents. Those seeking thrills will be fully satisfied by a trip through "The Midway" including the "Palace of Spooks." Admission through "The Midway" will be 25 cents a round trip or 5 cents each for the six attractions.--Given under the auspices of the Epworth League with proceeds for repair of the church basement.
MEDIA MEANDERINGS: The ladies of the U.P. church will serve a chicken supper in the church basement on Oct. 27th. Mrs. J. P. Riggs received a telegram conveying the sad intelligence of the passing of her daughter and only child, Mrs. Harold Moore at her California home. The news was a great shock as Mrs. Riggs did not know her daughter was ill. Mr. and Mrs. M. B. Drain and family are moving into the property of his father, W. E. Drain. Miss Mildred Lawyer is a patient in the Macomb hospital for the removal of tonsils adenoids. Raritan news: A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Oren Morris on Oct. 11th.