The Hancock-Henderson Quill, Inc.
Compiled and Edited by Virginia Ross
Stronghurst Graphic: July 31, 1924
OFF TO CAMP: Several of the Boy Scouts of Stronghurst will camp for seven days with the Burlington Council at Camp Nawkwa, nine miles west of Burlington. They will be in the first period of camping and therefore, be able to attend the Tri-County Fair. The boys will be under close supervision from rising until taps; everything will be done on a schedule. Cost is $6.00 but the troop will pay a dollar reducing the price.
BEING SAVED IN THE PARK: Five weeks of strenuous and forceful evangelistic effort in this community on the part of the Cantrell-Pecaut party will be brought to a close next Sunday evening with a farewell sermon in the big tent by the evangelist. The meeting, thus far, have resulted in a pronounced quickening of the spiritual life of many professing Christians and the acceptance of Christ by many others. Evangelist Grady Cantrell preached to a great crowd Sunday night that packed the tent to capacity and who watched intently with breathless interest as he preached, pleaded and exhorted. (The entire sermon can be found in this article.)
WHAT A DEAL! "We feel that from three to six good dairy cows can be profitably be kept on every farm and after studying the question from every angle have decided that the most economical way to supply Henderson County is for each boy and girl on the farm to buy a Holstein, Guernsey or Jersey heifer calf from six to eight weeks old. Such calves can be bought around $20.00 per head and in a short time you have a cow worth from $75.00 to $100.00. Any boy or girl interested should address the E. G. Lewis Seed Co., Media, Ill. before Aug. 15th. (In today's values: investment=$287.20; return=$1,077.00 to $1,436.00. Money was scarce so maybe Lewis was going to supplement the purchase.)
LOCAL AND AREA NEWS: The Misses Elizabeth and Alice Findley of Peoria, Ill. visited for a week or more at the R. I. Findley home. Agnes and Florence May Findley returned to Peoria with them and plan to spend several days there. W. C. Ivins and George Chant have been missing from the accustomed haunts of town for the past ten days or more, and we suspect that they are down in Hancock County wielding pitch forks and trying to convince the natives that they are real honest-to-goodness dirt farmers whose pastime is practicing law and selling real estate. Clem Jarvis and family have returned from a visit of several weeks with relatives in Canada. J. H. Truman, former resident of Bushnell, Ill., and president of the Truman Pioneer Stud Farm of Bushnell died last week at his home in Springfield, Whittlesen, England, a the age of 82 years. Lyman Huggins of Smithshire was married last Wednesday at Burlington to Miss Hester Abby of Kirkwood. The King's Daughters of Maple Grove will be entertained at the home of Mrs. C. E. Peasley on Thursday. Fred Wilson was notified that for present he will work for the signal service department of the Santa Fe R.R. at Stronghurst. The Landis Feed Mill at LaHarpe, Ill., was destroyed by fire last Friday evening, July 25th, causing a loss of around $2,500. The building was an old landmark of the city having been built some 60 years ago. There was some damage to the big sub-station of the Illinois Power and Light Co. located near the mill and service in this section was interrupted for several hours following the fire.
"The Popel & Gilier brewery at Warsaw, operated by the Burgmeister Products Co., was closed Saturday by orders of federal prohibition agents and 900 barrels of beer in vats seized. Four men, Frank Johnson, Anthony Verbeckis, Adolph Stoll and J. P. Pauls in charge of the works, were taken to Quincy and lodged in jail to await a hearing on the charge of violating the Volstead Act in the manufacture of beer. According to stories told by federal agents, the Burgmeister Products Co. shipped 14 carloads of beer out of Warsaw during the past month. One of those was sent to Peoria and seized in transit."-LaHarpe Quill
E. R. Grandey left for Chicago on a merchandise buying trip expecting to visit his father in Michigan before returning. He was accompanied by his daughter Mildred and Miss Louise Rankin who will take in sights of the big city by the Lake. (Long list of person shipping hogs to Chicago with this note: The present high price of hogs is quite a boon to the farmers and all the hogs that are fat enough for market are being rushed to Chicago) K. E. Yoakam and Prof. Nicholas returned from their auto tour of the Rocky Mountain States. They enjoyed Yellowstone Park and the Grand Canyon of the Colorado. They picked up a young coyote during their trip and brought it home. As cunning and fleetness are distinctive characteristics of this species of Caindae family, Coach Nicholas is contemplating training the animal for a mascot to be used by the local high school football team in their contest next fall. Frank Beall and wife, former residents of Terre Haute where he conducted a general store many years ago and who now reside at Long Beach, Calif., stopped in town to visit friends.
BIGGSVILLE BRIEFS: Rev. Wm. Lorimer and family left for Pennsylvania where they will spend several weeks with relatives. Mrs. Ed Wiegand left for a point near Chicago where she will commence a five weeks advance work for a Chautauqua company. Part of her work will be among some the Southern states. The Orchard City Band of Burlington has been engaged to play at the Biggsville Harvest Home Picnic on Aug. 28th and 29th. Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Thompson and daughter Alice left for Albert Lea, Minn. to visit relatives. Mr. and Mrs. O.M. Ervin received a telegram from their son Joe at Eldon, Ia., stating that he had been transferred to Nebraska; he is employed at bridge construction under his brother-in-law, Edgar Tapper of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Mr. and Mrs. N.W.Gee of Davenport, Ia, visited at the home of his uncle, Chas. Burrus. In company with Mr. and Mrs. Burrus and daughter Miss Anna, they spent a day with Clarence Johnson, grandson of the Burrus' who holds a position for Swift Packing Co. Mr. and Mrs. Ed Parrish left for an overland trip to visit his sister at Bozeman, Mont. Before returning, they expect to camp at Yellowstone Park. E. M. Wesner, insurance adjuster, paid $2,400 in full for the grade school burned to the ground.