The Hancock-Henderson Quill, Inc.
Compiled and Edited by Virginia Ross
Stronghurst Graphic, Feb. 21, 1924
Feb. 28, 1924 LOCAL AND AREA NEWS: Mrs. Ruby Butler is having a siege of LaGrippe at the home of her sister, Mrs. Ben Mudd. The recent sleet storms are thought to be injurious to the wheat and fruit crop. Mr. and Mrs. Garold Gipe of Raritan are the parents of a 7 ½ lb. son born last Wednesday at the home of Mrs. R. M. Billups, who is caring for mother and child. A car load of federal prisoners passed through here last Thursday night on No.5th on their way to Fort Leavenworth prison. The prisoners were handcuffed to a group of heavily armed guards. Abingdon is facing a serious house shortage by the moving of the Northwestern Brass manufacturing company s plant to that city. About seventy new houses will be needed to take care of the employees of the new plant. Miss Harriet Salter holds the position of cashier for the Auto Finance Co. of Chicago. J. A. Elliott of Jacksonville, Ill. who owns the former McMurray farm located southwest of Stronghurst was in town looking after his farming interests. Mrs. Jas. Z. Leinbach returned from the Monmouth Hospital where she underwent a surgical operation; she is gaining slowly, but her complete recovery will take some time.
The people of Blandinsville recently voted a $20,000 bond issue to provide funds for building an addition to their school house but have been unable in two trials to obtain bids for the work at figures which are not in excess of the amount provided. Jo Huff was called to Blandinsville by the illness of his mother, Mrs. Boughman, who passed away at an early hour Sunday morning. Funeral services were conducted from the Blandinsville Christian Church; she was 58 years of age. Charlie Chapin, a well known and highly respected retired farmer living in LaHarpe, passed away very suddenly at his home last Monday. It is thought that his death was the result of over exertion in cranking his auto, which had refused to start. Mr. Chapin was in his 57th year and had been a resident of LaHarpe for about five years. ;
Evangelist Grady T. Cantrill, a son of Rev. H. M. Cantrill, former pastor of the Christian Church in Dallas City, has just closed a series of revival meeting there which have been marked by stirring, thrilling enthusiasm and have resulted in 85 additions to the church. Evangelist Cantrill expects to begin a series of meeting in the Christian Church of LaHarpe Ill. on March 2nd. A party of friends and neighbors perpetrated a surprise on Mr. and Mrs. H. N. Vaughan at their commodious home in town in honor of their 27th wedding anniversary the evening of Feb. 25th. Invitations were given by Mrs. Vaughan s sister, Miss Martha Adair for the guest to assemble at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Stine and them to go in a body to the Vaughan home. The evening was spent in Social chat followed by a delicious lunch.
The Callow Hardware Store and Marston Furniture Store at Roseville were broken into some time between closing hours on Saturday night and opening hours on Monday morning. Nothing of value was found to be missing at either place. This is the third attempt at petty robbery occurring in Roseville recently. Friends of R. N. Marshall Family will earn with sorrow that the condition of their son Howard became suddenly worse at the Wesleyan Hospital in Chicago. Mrs. Marshall left for Harold s bedside accompanied by Dr. H. L. Marshall. W. C. Ivins returned from Rochester, Minn. bringing news that his daughter, Mrs. Madge Milligan, had so far recovered from the effects of her recent operation as to be able to be up and around and to take her meals at the table. He is very enthusiastic over the wonderful surgical skill which is in evidence at the famous Mayo institution and the scope of activities carried on there is far beyond what he had conceived.
OLENA OBSERVATIONS: Rev. Bartram gave quite an interesting sermon on Abraham Lincoln, the emancipator and the emancipated race. Mrs. Emily Long and Mrs. John Lant have been nursing bad colds. The ladies who served lunch at the Homer Justice sale made good return considering the small sale and small crowd. Mr. and Mrs. Justice will relocate on a farm in the drainage district. Mr. Oz Reynolds is moving to Hopper having rented the Schroeder farm. Mr. Clarence Fisher, who has been living on the S. W. Black farm, has moved into the home of his father, Mr. Fred Fisher of Hopper. Miss Mittie White is suffering from an attack on tonsillitis instead of appendicitis. She was taken to the Burlington Hospital and her tonsils were removed. While still suffering, she is getting along probably as well as could be expected but has not returned to her home. She is being tenderly cared for by her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Lyman of Burlington.
Quite a little excitement was caused in this immediate neighborhood when news went over the wire that Oscar White s house was on fire and all who possibly could made speed in getting there. Ladders were soon placed in position and a water brigade formed and work began in quick time. The fire had made such progress that a pretty stiff fight was put up before the flames were extinguished. Considerable damage was done which was covered by insurance. They were lucky indeed to save the building; it was noon hour when the men folks were mostly in their homes and could quickly respond. Mr. Lee Davis has accepted a fine position with the International Harvester Co. of Chicago; always pleasant to see one of our young folks climb. Now they do say that Donahue, Denby, Sinclair and Fall are having their portraits done in oil.