The Hancock-Henderson Quill, Inc.
Compiled and Edited by Virginia Ross
Registrar for Daniel McMillan Chapter, N.S.D.A.R.1916
Stronghurst Graphic. Aug.3, 1916:
HONORED BY ENGLISH GOVERNMENT: Miss Mary J. Campbell, formerly of Media, Henderson County, and now engaged in missionary work in India under the auspices of the United Presbyterian Church, recently received recognition from the English government in the form of a medal for her temperance work. At a public Durbar (public reception) she was awarded the Kalsar-i-Hind Medal, a large beautiful silver medal which had rounded corners and ornamented with the royal crown and coat of arms and suspended by a blue ribbon held in place by a silver pin. She was the first American residing in North India to be invested with the medal...(This is a long article about the ceremony and Miss Campbell's work.)
NEW CASHIER AT BANK: Mr. J.E.Amerman has resigned as cashier of the First National Bank of Stronghurst and has been succeeded by Mr. B.G.Widney, who organized the Farmers Bank at North Henderson, Illinois, and was its cashier and general manager for nineteen years. Mr. Widney was secured for the bank by Judge C.C.Craig of Galesburg, who recently acquired a large amount of stock of the bank and who owns and controls a number of other banks in adjoining counties...
HURT IN AUTO WRECK: Emerald Hurd is suffering from a fractured jaw, a fractured collar bone, a severe scalp wound besides numerous bruises in other parts of his body as the result of an auto accident Friday evening. He had been engaged by A.B.Crane and Fred Brewer to take them to Burlington and back in his Ford car and the accident occurred on the return trip at about 10:30 p.m. on the road a short distance east of the Jesse Fort place west of Olena.
The car had just descended a hill at a high rate of speed and in attempting to take the hill opposite Emerald lost control of the steering gear, causing the car to swerve suddenly and overturn. The momentum of the car was such as to cause it to roll over a couple of times. Crane and Brewer were thrown free, but Emerald was not so fortunate, being caught and pinned beneath the machine when it finally came to rest. The two passengers were in such a dazed condition as to be unable to either raise the car off the driver or go for help. Emerald, however, while unable to extricate himself from the wreck, retained his vocal powers and began to yell lustily for help. His cries were heard by Jesse Fort and Lewis Dalton, both of whom live near the scene of the accident and they hurried to the spot and soon succeeded in raising the car and freeing the imprisoned driver.
A telephone call was sent to Stronghurst for medical aid and Dr. Bond went out in his car and brought Emerald in with him. The patient's broken jaw was wired together, the fractured collar bone set and the other injuries dressed and his recovery is expected to be rapid.
EGG INSPECTORS ON THE PROWL: E.L. Hupfer and A. Kirby along with a whole lot of others from this part of the state went up to Galesburg in response to an urgent invitation from the pure food commission on account of selling bad eggs. The egg investigators were here and found bad eggs in about every store they went where eggs were kept for sale.
The purpose of the commission is to enforce the law covering bad eggs to the letter and while they did not go further than give all those caught a hearing, the matter is still before them and may be the boys will be asked to pay a fine later. Orders were given to all dealers to accept nothing but candled eggs and to sell only candled eggs to the people.
Every farmer must know that he sells only fresh eggs henceforth. Some have already been fined heavily for selling over-ripe hen fruit. Fresh eggs must come first from the farmers so all had better take warning and be careful to candle all eggs in the future öDallas City Review. (To candle an egg one holds it up before a light sourceÑelectric light bulb if available or an oil lamp. Good eggs appear translucent while old, ripe eggs are muggy or solid in appearance.)
BAD FIRE NEAR RARITAN: A large barn and big double corn crib with their contents and several small out buildings on the S.B.VanArsdale farm, three miles south of Raritan were destroyed by fire. George Gipe, who is the occupant of the farm, lost about 1,000 bushels of oats, about 700 bushels of corn, 25 or 30 tons of hay, two hogs and a lot of farm machinery. On this stuff he carried only $700 insurance. Mr. VanArsdale carried $950 insurance on the buildings. The fire supposed to have originated from spontaneous combustion.
HOW APPENDICITIS CAN BE PREVENTED: Stronghurst people should know that a few doses of simple buckthorn bark, glycerine, etc. as mixed in Adler-i-ka often relieve or prevent appendicitis. This simple mixture removes such surprising foul matter that ONE SPOONFUL relieves almost
ANY CASE constipation, sour stomach or gas. A short treatment helps chronic stomach trouble. Adler-i-ka has easiest and most thorough action of anything we ever soldöFoster Lazear, druggist. (Appendicitis was a very popular operation for this time period and required several weeks' stay in the hospital so if one could avoid the pain and suffering with patent medicine so much the better. Of course, today, we realize that probably all the medicine actually did was serve as a super effective laxative. Hopefully, no one with a real case of appendicitis tried it.)
GLADSTONE GLEANINGS: Mr. Chas. Hedges is now riding in a fine new Maxwell automobile; the family goes joy riding often now. Mr. and Mrs. Lewis mourn the loss of the infant daughter born to them Thursday. The little one was buried Friday in the South Henderson Cemetery. Mr. James Thomas is now taking joy rides in his new Ford Car. Miss Grace Lant returned to her home in Boise City, Idaho, after visiting with friends here and in St.Louis. Mr. Colley moved his goods out of the Elmer Pence building and will keep his harness and shoe repairing outfit at the hotel where he is living at present. Mr. A.L.Stotts was surprised by friends gathered at his home to remember his birthday. The affair was held on the lawn which was lit up with Japanese lanterns. Ice cream and cake were served and all departed feeling that a royal good time had been enjoyed. Mr. Essex and his crew of carpenters from Oquawka are working on I.F.Forward's new house.
LOCAL AND AREA NEWS: John Salter makes use of a new Ford auto in delivering the mail to patrons of his rural mail route. A parcel Post social will be held in the basement of the M.E.Church (Anyone know what this is???) C.H.Heisler recently purchased a fine new automobile. Robert McKeown was overcome by the heat while working in oats harvest last week. Mrs. C.M.Bell's Sabbath school class of little girls and boys enjoyed a picnic party in the Stronghurst village park; ice cream and cake were served.
Mrs. G.W.Worley is till quite ill from rheumatism. The Wm. Crownover barn near Lomax burned; origin of the fire is not known. Mrs. Dr. Henderson took her departure for Alamosa, Colo. where she will spend several weeks with the hopes of recuperating. Mrs. Elizabeth Ann Munson, a former resident of Raritan and a sister of Geo. W.VanDoren, died at the home of her daughter at Rippey, Iowa, July 22nd at the age of 76 years.
The pest known as the Southern Corn Root Worm is inflicting great damage to growing corn in some sections of Hancock County. A number of fields have been almost totally destroyed and will have to be disced for wheat.
W.E.Hurd has moved his Novelty Repair shop from the building just north of the McKeown & Knutstrom garage to his residence and Mr. L. Odegard, the tailor, has moved into the vacated place. Oil leases on practically all of the land adjacent to Ellison Creek for a mile or two on either side have been filed with County Clerk Martin.
In this connection we learn that the state Geological Survey Commission has authorized a survey of what is known as the LaHarpe and Good Hope quadrangles, which include a considerable portion of Henderson County and that complete studies of oil and gas resources and other mineral products are. made a second step after the topographic maps are finished.
BARN IN FLAMES: Wednesday afternoon neighbors discovered smoke rolling in huge volumes from the barn in the rear of the B.L.Tucker lot on the alley between Division and Elizabeth Streets and north of Main Street. An alarm was quickly turned in, but before the firemen reached the scene and could get a lead of hose attached to the hydrant nearest to the building, the whole structure was a mass of flames and there was no possibility of saving it. A lot of packing cases and excelsior and a load or more of hay and straw in the barn turned the interior into a raging furnace of flames within a few minutes.
A driving pony was in the barn so Mr. Tucker's on Clem entered the burning building and tried to get it out. The animal, however, was crazed by fear and refused to leave and had to be left to its fate. Sparks from the building started small blazes on the roofs of several out buildings in the neighborhood, but these were quickly extinguished and the extent of the loss was confined to the barn and its contents. Mr. Tucker carried a small amount of insurance on the building. He desires to express his gratitude to the firemen and all who worked so hard trying to save his property and preventing the fire from spreading to adjoining buildings.