The Hancock-Henderson Quill, Inc.
Compiled and Edited by Virginia Ross
Registrar for Daniel McMillan Chapter, N.S.D.A.R.1917
Stronghurst Graphic, Oct.11, 1917
SECOND LIBERTY LOAN: The bankers of Henderson County met at the State Bank of Stronghurst to consider plans concerning the subscription to the new Liberty loan of three billions. Every bank in the county except the Lomax bank was represented and it was decided that each bank should solicit subscription among its own customers as it was felt that the banks were in a position to explain the situation to its customers better than any one else. $9,600 was subscribed by individuals at this meeting for some of the bonds with Mr. McAllister of Oquawka being the largest individual subscriber $5,000.
The State Bank of Stronghurst subscribed $25,000 worth of bonds and as several banks had not yet held their monthly meetings, their representatives could not state just what they would do. Bonds come in denominations of as low as $50, draw interest at the rate of 4 per cent, are exempt from taxation, are convertible into bonds of higher rate if any are issued, and are payable on the following terms: 2 % on application, 18 % on Nov.15, 40 % on Jan.15, 1918 (with accrued interest on both deferred installments). Parties wishing to obtain any are requested to apply to the bank with which they deal.
WORK FOR UNCLE SAM: An examination will be held at the local post office in Monmouth for the position of clerk with knowledge of stenography and typewriting. Uncle Sam has vacancies in the departmental service at Washington and is willing to pay salaries of from $900 to $1,200 to those who show by passing this examination that they are capable of filling them. Applicants must be more than 18 years of age.
1892 GRAPHIC: Peter Groom, Jr. began his duties as night operator at Dallas City, Ill. Frank Silsbee was employed as night operator at Wilburn, Ill. Ed Hardin disposed of his property at Raritan and purchased the C.M.Evans residence in Stronghurst. Dr. Harter reported the arrival of a young carpenter at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Staley. A fine 20 foot flag purchased by popular subscription was erected over the public school building on Columbus Day. W.C.Grigsby, Stronghursts new jeweler, and Miss Mary J. Kirkpatrick of Macomb were married at the home of the bride. The members of Rev. Montgomerys congregation presented him with a new set of harness to replace a set stolen from his barn. Ed. Furnell, Gus Hendrickson, Emil and Gus Carlson were made full fledged American citizens on Oct. 10th.
LOCAL AND AREA HAPPENINGS: A full attendance at the next meeting of the Stronghurst Red Cross is desired. Mr. Campbell, the county chairman, will be present with patterns. Please bring thimbles and needles. Anyone wishing to do Red Cross knitting can get yarn and instructions from Mrs. James Brewer or Mrs. Mary Dixson. For those girls wishing to learn to knit ,Mrs. Louise Calkins and Mrs. Mary Dixson have been appointed to teach them. They wish all girls to bring their own knitting- needles and yarn with which to learn and when ready to knit, yarn will be furnished
The ministers of the Galesburg district of the Illinois conference met at the Swedish Lutheran Church. A dance will be held at the Lomax Opera House with music provided by Prof. Edisons celebrated five piece orchestra of Carthage. The Henderson County Sabbath School Association will meet in annual convention in Stronghurst. A reception given by the Eastern Stars at the Masonic hall honored Mr. and Mrs. Kinson and Mr. and Mrs. John Mateer, who soon are to take their departures from the village.
The meeting of the Henderson County Farmers Institute was cancelled when no audience was to be found. Lack of notification, the scheduling of evangelistic meeting locally and scheduling of early meetings contributed to the lack of an audience. It was decided to hold a session during the afternoon following the meeting conducted by Evangelist Nairn; however, the hour chosen was that of the services of Miss Hannah Swanson at the Lutheran Church. In addition, a drizzling rain began falling at about 2:30 p.m. and considering all factors, all attempts were cancelled and the speakers left for Lomax where the next session of the institute was to be held.
A special series of meetings began last Sabbath at the U.P.Church in the village and promise to be productive. Dr. Nairn is a forceful preacher of the Word and presents the truth in a logical and convincing way with earnest deep conviction. Afternoon sessions of one hour are also conducted each day featuring Bible studies. Revival services at Old Bedford saw two large crowds attend the morning and evening meeting with 102 in Bible School. Evangelist Parsons is a very eloquent, earnest and forceful speaker who fears neither man or the Devil when the truth is to be delivered. To hear him will do you good.
The local high school team went to Dallas City and defeated their team in a gridiron contest by a score of 32 to 14. We have details of the game but understand that after the first quarter during which Dallas scored points, the visitors romped over the field almost at will. The R.M.Cassell hog sale at LaHarpe amounted to $5,725.50 for 74 head of big type Poland Chinas. The highest price paid for any one hog was $185 given by E.E.Caldwell of Mediapolis, Iowa. One was sold to Adolph Hasse of DeSoto, Mo.for $160. An Indian from White Pigeon was a purchaser and gave $105 for one pig. The lowest price paid was $42.50.
OQUAWKA OCCURRENCES: Howard Jamison and Mrs. Amelia Chickering were united in marriage at the home of the grooms mother, Mrs. George Jamison. The couple left for a months visit at the home of her son Dr. George Chickering and wife, Hutchinson, Kansas. Comrade James Pence attended the annual reunion in Quincy of the 16th Ill. Inf of which he was a member. Clyde Welsh and family of San Francisco, Cal. are visiting home folks having made the trip in their car in two weeks time. Jake Rust of Gladstone fell and broke his hip at his home. Mrs. Maude Ives and son Fred returned from a months visit with her sons, Clarence and Raymond of Diagonal, Iowa. George Sandy, south of town is the proud owners of a new Briscoe car. Wm. Kemper sold his land on the side of the town hill to Ben Rozell. Dr. and Mrs. Gay of Winfield, Kan.were called here by the death of her mother, Mrs. Huss.