The Hancock-Henderson Quill, Inc.

The 1916 Graphic

Compiled and Edited by Virginia Ross
Registrar for Daniel McMillan Chapter, N.S.D.A.R.1916

Stronghurst Graphic, Oct.12, 1916

SURPRISED AT HOME: A company of about 100 relatives and friends of C.G.Richey and family gathered at their home and surprised the couple, the occasion being the 35th anniversary of their marriage. The guests brought loads of good things to eat and soon after they arrived a sumptuous dinner had been spread on the spacious lawn in front of the home and all present enjoyed the meal.

When appetites had been satisfied, a quartette consisting of W.J.McElhinney, Miss Allie Whiteman, Mrs. Andred McQuown and C.E.Fort entertained the guests with some of the songs popular about the time the Richey's were married. Entertainments consisted of varied toasts to the couple, poems written for the occasion, readings, and the presentation of a gift on behalf of all the company by Rev. Yarnell's silver tea service.

Mr. and Mrs. Rickey have spent their entire married life on the old homestead of Mr. Richey's father and grandfather with the exception of two years they lived in Monmouth...

THE WOMEN'S VOTE: Last week just before we were ready to go to press, a lady brought in a newspaper containing a short article concerning the rights of women to vote for president and the dates for registration and asked us to print the same. Being in a hurry, we clipped the article and set it without investigating its applicability to this county or voting precinct and discovered later that it applied only to large cities. The fact that women of the community are not only interested in politics, but that they read the newspaper as well is evident by the numerous telephone and personal inquiries as to why the registration board was not in session last Saturday.

We are now able to state that the registration board will meet in the village pumping station on Tuesday, Oct.17th for the registration of both men and women voters from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and that the list of men votes will be hung up for inspection in the post office lobby and that for women in the municipal restroom in the village. Voters who fail to find their names on the respective lists can them make application at the second and last meeting of the board on Oct. 31st. (As stated last week, women did not gain the right to vote in the U.S.Constitution until the 19th Amendment was passed in 1920. Illinois, however, appeared to be an enlightened state and allowed women to express their choice earlier.)

GROUND TO A PULP: Louis Stroh, a traveling expert for the Hart-Parr Co. and whose home is in Decatur, Illinois, met with a terrible accident last Tuesday morning as a result of which he lost his hand and part of the forearm. Mr. Stroh was looking after the operation of a tractor which A.L.Brokaw was using on the Dixon farm south of town where he was plowing for fall wheat.

He was on top of the tractor, which was in motion, watching its working. He had on a pair of gloves and placed his left hand on an oiler. Near this oiler was a rapidly revolving gear wheel which caught the gauntlet of the glove and in a twinkling the arm was drawn between the cogs. The muscles and bones from a point midway between the elbow and wrist were ground into a pulp and about one half of the hand also mashed between the cogs. Mr. Brokaw's auto was about 20 roads from where the accident occurred and the unfortunate man was quickly placed therein and rushed to this village. An examination of the injury by Drs. Marshall, Harter and Lauver, convinced them that it would be impossible to save the hand and forearm and an amputation was decided upon. The operation was successfully performed, the arm being taken off just below the elbow and the patient removed to the home of R.M.Billlups, where he is now being cared for.

Mr. Stroh is a young unmarried man and has displayed a great amount of fortitude, and although realizing keenly what the loss of his arm will mean to him, is inclined to take a cheerful view of the situation and thinks that he will be able to follow his chosen line of work.

LOCAL AND AREA NEWS: Mrs. John Lavelle, an aged and highly respected citizen of Media died at her home; funeral services were conducted at St.Patrick's Chapel near Raritan and interment made in the cemetery near the chapel. Charles Powell of Oakland, Iowa had his "Oakland Six" auto, recently purchased for $1600, stolen in Omaha during the visit of Pres. Wilson. He and his family had driven there to enjoy the festivities, had parked the car chaining the wheels, When he returned, the car had disappeared with not trace. A number of other cars were stolen that day evidence that an organized gang of auto thieves took advantage of the opportunity.

J. E. Amerman is still confined to his home by the attack of malarial fever which he suffered more than three weeks ago. Mr. Charles Apt has been seriously ill this past week with heart trouble. W.C. Ivins has been at Jefferson City, Mo. looking after a case in the Missouri Supreme Court. Chas. Watson sold the 64 acres north of the village he recently purchased of Geo.M. Foote to Mr. Roy Mudd.