The Hancock-Henderson Quill, Inc.
Compiled and Edited by Virginia Ross
Stronghurst Graphic, Oct. 6, 1921
CELEBRATES ANNIVERSARY: Oct. 3rd is a red letter day in the lives of Mr. and Mrs. C.E. Peasley and Mr. and Mrs. B. G. Widney,the date marking the wedding anniversary of both of these worthy couples. In honor of the occasion a joint celebration was held at the Peasley home near Decorra where friends and relatives of the two families, numbering about 40, gathered and spent a few social hours. Cards, music and dancing and social intercourse made the evening to pass quickly and served to make the years which have intervened since their marriages seem but a brief period to the two couples in whose honor the guest had met. Dainty refreshments were served during the evening and added to the enjoyment of the occasion. Upon separating for their home the guests all expressed that the couples might be permitted to see and enjoy many happy returns of the day.
SAVE THE TONSILS: If enlarged or full of pus, if adenoids or catarrah, avoid the knife. Get Dr. Miller's Tonsil and Catarrah Remedy. The tonsils protect the lungs, needed in pneumonia, diphtheria etc.-- At G. W. Worley's DrugStore (Next to an operation for appendicitis, one for the removal of tonsils was the most common surgery; sometimes, the tonsillectomy was done in the doctor's office or on the kitchen table.)
THEY TOOK ON GALESBURG: The local high school opened their football season last Saturday by dropping a game to the fast Galesburg High School team. The final score does not indicate the merits of the losing team,; however, for aside from a few breaks in the third quarter, the husky Galesburg team had to fight for every gain. Galesburg started scoring in the 1st quarter when Kinney plunged through for a counter. Duffy kicked the goal and the score was 7-0. Kinney received a blow in the jaw and had to retire for the remainder of the half. West took his place. In the 2nd quarter, Galesburg scored again and kicked the goal. Stronghurst tried some passes well known to local admirers, Sanderson, L. D. Putney and Sanderson and Gilliland. One of these was successful and
Gilliland was credited with a touchdown, but Sanderson failed to kick the goal and the score was 14-6. Thus far the game was anybody's game.
Coach Holliday of Galesburg was extremely ill at ease between halves for he recognized in the Stronghurst players a machine of hard fighters of no mean ability. In the 3rd quarter, two or three breaks which are bound to come, were against the Stronghurst team and Galesburg piled up 26 points. The last quarter was badly interrupted by both teams taking time out. Galesburg managed to get through for one more touchdown bringing the final score to 47 to Stronghurst' 6.
Both teams showed the effects of the game though no serious injuries were received by either team. Local fans who saw the game were well pleased with the work of the boys considering the fact that Galesburg's team averaged about 180 lbs. to an average of about 150 lbs. for the Stronghurst team.
"OBITUARY" BEVERLY HIGGASON: Beverly Higgsason, son of Mr. and Mrs. Randolph Higgason of Knoxville, Ill., died at the St. Mary's Hospital in Galesburg at 12:30 p.m. Oct. 1st from injuries received in an accident on the Knox County Fairgrounds. Young Higgason was a popular and highly respected young man and was well known in athletic circles, having been a star athlete on the Knox College team a year ago. Funeral services were held at the M. E. Church at Knoxville.
SHUTTING DOWN THE "HOOTCH JOINTS"; A number of government detectives from Keokuk dropped into Nauvoo last Saturday and arrested five well known men of the city on the charge of booze making and peddling. The stills and a quantity of hootch in barrels and bottles were captured and taken along by the government agents as evidence. The men arrested were to have been taken to Quincy on Sunday where they were to have a hearing before the U.S. court. However, on Sunday morning when the Nauvoo city marshal visited the city bastille where the men had been confined, he found that friends of the imprisoned men had broken open the back door of the jail during the night and released all of the prisoners who are still at large. The Nauvoo Rustler says that the raid caused considerable excitement and that there are other booze sellers in the place who are liable to get theirs if they do not stop their dishonorable and illicit work.
LOCAL AND AREA NEWS: G. E. Naftazer, formerly connected with the management of the Dallas City Review, died at Seattle, Washington on Oct. 2nd. The deceased suffered a paralytic stroke a few years ago since which time he has been unable to work. Hog cholera is reported to be making inroads on some of the herds in this locality and the demand for vaccination serum is said to be quite heavy. Jim Flynn, who lived on the Cortleyou farm west of Raritan for several years was indicted by the Warren County Grand Jury for the theft of a set of harness from Ed Sparrow at the Chandler farm in the year 1919. Phonso Beal who has been operating a saw mill in the Evans timber near Decorra for the past year or more held a closing out sale of dimension lumber. Mr. Beal suffered quite a loss a few weeks ago through a fire which partially consumed his mill. Chas. Cann of Raritan has been seriously ill from influenza. Mrs. Anna Smith, who now makes her home with her daughter, Mrs. Gunckle at Blue Island, Ill., has been looking after her property interests and arranging for the shipping of some of her household goods to her daughter, Mrs. Springsten in Wyoming.
Mrs. Charles Harden of the Raritan neighborhood has been at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Glenn Meredith near Roseville for the past two weeks while recovering from the a badly infected foot resulting from a fall which she sustained at her home in September. Jack Saunders, who has been connected with the hardware and implement business in Stronghurst either on his own account or an as employee of others for a long term, has retired from the business having given up his position with the George Dixson firm; he has not decided as to the line work he will take up for the future.