The Hancock-Henderson Quill, Inc.
Compiled and Edited by Virginia Ross
Registrar for Daniel McMillan Chapter, N.S.D.A.R.1913
Stronghurst Graphic, October 15, 1914
BOND ISSUE PASSES: The voters of Stlronghurst went on record as being in favor of a bond issue to provide funds for the construction of a municipal waterworks system. One hundred forty-nine votes were cast in favor and ninety against; of the 149 votes 99 were cast by men and 50 by women. Negatives votes were cast by 61 men and 20 women. The advisory vote upon the question of purchasing the interest of the Stronghurst Media Co. in the present deep well located in the village, showed that there were 27 in favor and 207 opposed to it. In all probability therefore another source of water supply will have to be found...
Just how soon actual work will begin cannot be stated. It is the intention of the village board to proceed rapidly. Probably the first consideration will be the marketing of the bonds; and with the money in sight, the preliminary work in connection will obtaining a water source will be started.
OPERA HOUSE TONIGHT: The sensational comedy drama "My Dixie Girl" for the first time here. Refined. Vaudeville between acts. This is the show you have been waiting for. Popular prices.
ANTI-SALOON LEAGUE MEETING: Dr. Howard H. Russell of Westerville, Ohio, the man who is known as the father of the Anti-Saloon League movement in the U.,S. addressed a small audience in the U.P. church Tuesday evening. The speaker told of the big campaign which is now on in preparing the voters of the several states of the union for the question of ratifying the national constitutional amendment prohibiting the manufacture and sale of intoxicating liquor, which is provided for in the Shepherd-Hobson resolution now before Congress...
SURPRISE WEDDING: Mr. James Brown and Miss Gladys Prescott, two of Stronghurst's estimable young people, stole a march on their numerous friends last evening when they went quietly to the home of Rev. J.A.Denton, pastor of the Christian Church and were united by him in the bonds of matrimony.
The ceremony was witnessed by Mr. and Mrs. Elzie Gilliland, Mr. Mack Wheeler and Miss Erma Kaiser, who it seems were about the only persons the couple had taken into their confidence. After the ceremony the wedding party repaired to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Gilliland, where a fine wedding repast was served. Mr. Brown is a highly respected and industrious young man who has made his home here for a number of years during which time he has followed the carpenter's trade. The bride, who came to Stronghurst from England something like three years ago, has made her home with her aunt, Mrs. James Brewer. She is a lady of refinement and excellent traits and is an accomplished musician. The couple will make their home for the present at the W.E.Hurd place on Mary St.
CENSUS FACTS for 1914: There are 231,872 farms in Illinois. the average size of an Illinois farm is 129 acres. The average value of an Illinois farm is $15,505.
LOCAL AND AREA NEWS: The village poll tax and dog tax is now past due and those liable for same will please be prepared to make payment when I call upon them.-Wm. Spiker, marshal. Miss Naomi Cooper has recently added materially to the appearance of her residence by the erection of a handsome and commodious porch, the laying of cement walks, and freshly painting the house and out buildings. Fred Gray is in Kansas City attending an auctioneer's convention and picking up points which he hopes to be able to make use of in the practice of his profession. W.L.Bell, a former resident of Biggsville, who went from there to Nebraska some 28 years ago and who is now living at Manhattan, Kan., is here with his wife visiting at the home of his son C.M.Bell.
A case brought against W.R.Carothers for reckless auto driving on the day of the horse show here and in which the complaining witness was Ed Stine has been postponed until Thursday by mutual consent. Stine claims that in endeavoring to avoid being run into by Carothers, he was obliged to run his own car against a telephone pole and that considerable damage to the machine resulted. Time and space forbids an extended report this week of the Farmer's Institute meetings held here yesterday. The lectures by Mr. Pervier on alfalfa growing and on livestock raising in Europe and the demonstrations and addresses by Mrs. McMurray were deeply interesting and instructive and were enjoyed by good audiences.
The village of Media has decided to put down a well on the northwest corner of the academy campus which will prove a great benefit to many people in that part of town.