The Hancock-Henderson Quill, Inc.
Compiled and Edited by Virginia Ross
Registrar for Daniel McMillan Chapter, N.S.D.A.R.1917
Stronghurst Graphic, Aug. 30, 1917:
GLADSTONE GLEANINGS: Mrs. Clair, who has been visiting at the home of her grandmother, Mrs. Nancy Graham, went to Mitchell, South Dakota to join her husband and they expect to make their home there for the winter. Miss Ruba Johnson is in Washington, D.C. sightseeing. Mr. Ernest Rodman left for Mitchell, South Dakota, to spend the winter. Lyle Graham had bad luck Sunday while motoring to Burlington in the afternoon. His car turned turtle near the railroad crossing breaking a rib for Everett Lewis who was a passenger.
The car was righted and they were able to drive it back home; the damage was slight. Mr. and Mrs. C.Galbraith and children motored over to Burlington to have a birthday picnic and a surprise for Mr. Frank Figg, it being his fiftieth anniversary. It was planned by Mr. Figg's sister, Mrs. Ella Galbraith of Gladstone, Mrs. Grace Nesbitt of Biggsville and Mrs. Laura Herndon of Lomax. This was the first time in 20 years that Mr. Figg and his sisters had all met in reunion. Some 30 relative and friends made merry and enjoyed the afternoon presenting Mr. Figg with a solid gold watch chair and thermos bottle as a remembrance of the day.
SELLING CIGARETTES UNLAWFUL: It does not seem to be very generally understood that here is a state law in force prohibiting the selling of cigarette paper. We have been told that this law is being violated by some of our business people and have been asked to take some kind of action as president of the village looking toward the enforcement of the law.
We have replied that in as much as the cigarette law is a state law, we do not consider our duty to be any more than that of any other citizen of the village to look after its enforcement. In fact, we have no direct knowledge or evidence that such is being sold here. However, if the rumors to that effect are true, we would suggest to those who are engaged in the business that its continuation is very likely to cause them trouble sooner or later as some who have spoken to me have said that they would take it upon themselves to see that information was filed against violators if such violation was continued...
LIKES THE WAR GAME: Ben Marsh of Warsaw, who is with a Canadian regiment on the front was wounded while in a battle. He enlisted in 1914. He recently wrote to a friend:" I am fascinated with this game. I wouldn't exchange with any of you. There is something about the damned life that gets you where you live; I curse the mud, the routine, the grub, the Hun shells-but I wouldn't give it up for anything." He is a son of the late Congressman B.F.Marsh.
LYRIC ENLARGED: M.E.Beardsley informs the paper that plans have been completed for some important improvements at the theatre which include the enlargement of the stage and the increasing of facilities for staging the more pretentious attractions that are now booked for the ensuing season. The Lyric already had the reputation of being one of the best equipped amusement houses in this section, but the owner has the enterprise and ambition to make it a still more popular resort and no expense or pains are being spared. The material has been ordered and the work will be under way within the next ten days or two weeks.
FAMOUS MUSICAL FANTASY STAGED HERE: The Stronghurst Community Women's Club has arrange to stage the famous musical fantasy "FiFi of the Toy Shop" in the Lyric Theatre on the evening of Oct. 5 & 6th. The performance will be given under the direction of the Rogers Producing Co. of Ohio who specializes in rehearsing and staging high class amateur productions. Rehearsals will begin shortly and will contain a cast of about 130 people, three-fourths of whom will be children.
WOULD TAKE HIM ANYWAY: A peculiar instance in relation to the present draft happened in Henderson County in the case of Harry Cartwright at Lomax. He was drawn in the draft and went to Oquawka Monday where he passed the physical examination all right although he told them at the time he had a pain in the side which had been troubling him some all summer and had been taking osteopath treatments for his trouble. That same evening he was again examined by Dr. Emerson who pronounced him afflicted with appendicitis. Wednesday he went to the Burlington Hospital and was put to bed undergoing an operation Thursday. He is now recovering nicely. It seems odd the examination board could not see a disease of that kind-especially when their attention was called to it.-LaHarper
LOCAL AND AREA HAPPENINGS: Ralph McGaw under went an operation for appendicitis and is now recuperating. He hopes to return to his work at East Moline this week. Charles Lindgren of Carman area has purchased the Norm Grossman farm for a reported consideration of $100 per acres. Robert Huston died suddenly of heart failure at his home in Blandinsville. He had been in his usual health the previous day and had transacted business in Macomb. Judge Robinson of Oquawka is now wearing the judicial ermine in the morals court in Chicago. He believes that a little good fatherly advice sometimes will do more good among the youthful offenders than fines and harsh words and no doubt there is wisdom in such a course. At the regular meeting of the Community Women's Club the ladies will under take the Red Cross work directed by the Chairman, Mrs. C.C.Butler. W.O.Pendarvis received his appointment to a place in the second series of officer's camps at Fort Sheridan.Among the new laws that passed the legislature which is of local interest is the law which provides the county clerk with metal tags for dogs next spring. These will be given to the various assessors who will take them when they make the assessment. The tags will be placed on the dogs, and those dogs not having tags may be legally killed after July 1st next year. The tax on dogs will be on male or sterilized dogs, one dollar each; unsterilized female dogs, three dollars.
Messrs Jim Edmonds and Clayton Finch motored over in Edmonds car from Mt. Union, Iowa to spend the day at the William Finch home. Mrs. Anna Fort goes to Chicago to have her eyes treated by a specialist. Miss Clara Spears departed to resume her duties in the college at Knoxville, Tenn. Harold Richey went to Chicago to complete arrangements for entering the aviation service of the government. Mrs. Charles Bell is suffering from an attack of malarial fever. Editor A.H. Kershaw and sons, Rudyard and Fred, left from Burlington to take a trip on a steamer to St. Paul. Albert McElhinney family of Stronghurst and the Will Rankin family of Tarkio, Mo., spent three days fishing last week at Tama Island north of Burlington.
Charles Butler leaves for Chicago to have some supplementary work done in the treatment of his eye for cataract. The work already done has resulted in a greater improvement and when completed it is expected that his vision will be fully restored. A good barn for sale-inquire of W.C.Ivins. A big holiday dance at Lomax Opera House on Monday Eve (Labor Day). The Syncopaters (colored orchestra of Monmouth) will furnish the music. J.W.Stine and L.M.Rhykerd were in Chicago closing up a contract with the Ford Co. for the agency for next year. Dewey Mudd, who has been learning railroading at the local station, has been appointed second wire man at Monica and R.L.Thomas of Smithshire comes to Stronghurst. Marion Kemp who for two years has been living at Watertown, S.D., bought a farm six miles northwest of Fort Madison. Mr. Kemp several years ago farmed the Will White place where Peter Dahl now lives.