The Hancock-Henderson Quill, Inc.
Compiled and Edited by Virginia Ross
Stronghurst Graphic, Nov.3, 1921
DOWN HE WENT: Richard W. Marshall met with an accident that will no doubt interfere with his usual activities for quite some time. While engaged in repairing the roof of a shed on the lot on which the home which he and his sister Emma live, he fell 8 feet landing in such a manner as to fracture the bones of his right elbow in three places and dislocate that elbow. Dr. Harter was called and succeeded in reducing the fracture and the relocation, but the site of the injury will probably make the healing process a slow one.
OFF HE GOES: The members and adherents of the Stronghurst U.P. Church and friends of the retiring pastor, Rev. K.R.Anderson and family, tendered the latter a farewell reception at the church last Thursday evening. A large company was present and the evening was pleasantly spent in social intercourse and fellowship with the serving of refreshments of fruit salad, cake and coffee. Before dispersing, the assemblage was called to order and following a few words of appreciation to Mr. and Mrs. Anderson for the services which they had rendered the church and the community during Mr. Anderson pastorate of six and a half years. They were presented with a nice auto robe, an auto heater and a box of charcoal fuel for the latter by A.H. Kershaw on behalf of the members of the congregation.
Rev. Anderson responded in a feeling manner expressing his deep appreciation and assuring the members of the flock whose oversight he was relinquishing that wherever his lot might be cast in the future, he would always cherish many pleasant memories of his work amongst them.
Rev. Anderson's convalescence from his recent serious illness is progressing rather slowly and he has not fully decided as to the exact date of his departure from Stronghurst.
METHODISTS KNOW HOW TO CELEBRATE: Thursday evening as people passed the Community room they asked, "What is the cause of so much merry making and merriment?" The answer was that the October group of ladies aid of the M.E.Church was serving at 6 p.m. birthday dinner. They had 12 tables representing each month of the year. Each person was to dine at the table representing the month of their birthday. It would simply be folly to say which table was the most beautiful as each was a good representation of its season. The chicken dinner was good enough for the king and the group added $47 to the church fund. One pleasing feature of the evening was an extra table in honor of Muriel Lazear-it being her eighth birthday. At this table were seated eight of her girl friends, she being the guest of honor. The birthday cake had 8 candles which were lighted and the happy bunch wished many happy returns to Muriel.
SURPRISE THEM ALL: The many friends of Miss Mary Brokaw and Glen E. Carlson, popular young people, were surprised last Saturday evening to learn that they had gone to Burlington that day and been quietly married at high noon by Rev. G.M. Tuttle at his residence. Mr. and Mrs. L.H. Brokaw, parents of the bride, and Mr. and Mrs. E.J. Carlson, parents of the groom, were in attendance at the wedding.
GIGANTIC PREPARATIONS: Preparations on a gigantic and unsurpassed scale is being made at Chicago for the 1921 International Live Stock Exposition Nov.26-Dec.3rd. An army of carpenters, painters, electricians and other mechanics is setting the stage for the greatest of American's annual spectacles. Light and color schemes, unique and elaborate are being evolved; conveniences for visitors are being planned; and no effort is spared to make this year's Exposition the best of the series extending over more than a score of years.
Huge piles of lumber, a myriad of lights, vast quantities of material of various kinds and incalculable human energy is involved. . .
GLADSTONE GLEANINGS: Ray Cadle of Stronghurst visited at the James Kelley home to see his father, P.P. Cadle, who is very ill. Earl Watson moved into the Simpson house. Gear W. Christy moved into the property of Fred Pence from the Carmichael home in the west part of town. The sewing circle of the U.P. Church was entertained by Mrs. J.L. Duvall and Miss Josephine Graham at the post office building; refreshments of coffee and pumpkin pie were served. The ladies of the M.E. Church met in the church basement and tied four fine comforts which are for sale. A Halloween social was held at the M.E.Church; all dressed for the occasion and a general good time was had. Freddie Sabins has started a butcher shop in Mr.Colley's building on Main Street where he had his harness shop. Cases of diphtheria are present at the homes of H. Winters, Rev. H.E.Whitmyer and John Markman. Earl Kessinger moved to the old Kemp place from the Arthur Gray place south of town.
STOLE MONEY AND JUMPED THEIR JOB: Mr. Clarence Combites employed a couple of strangers to shuck corn for him. One morning they went to the corn field with the team and wagon but on arriving there tied the team to a fence and disappeared. Mr. Combites soon discovered the team standing idle and went to investigate. Not finding the men he returned to the house and asked his wife if anything was missing. A brief search revealed that a purse containing seven to eight dollars had been stolen. Mr. Combites suspecting that the men would make for Stronghurst to catch a train, jumped into his auto and drove to the village. There he espied one of the men of the street and started in pursuit. The fellow managed to elude his pursuer, however, and vanished. Marshal Rezner was notified and he and Mr. Combites searched the town and also the road leading to Media, which it was thought the culprits might have taken but were unable to find any trace of them. As the men had earned about $3.00 previous to their sudden departure, Mr. Combites' financial loss is not more than four or five dollars, but he would like to bring the culprits to justice just the same.
1896 GRAPHIC: Wm. McKinley was elected president by an overwhelming majority over Wm. J. Bryan. A stretch of paved road running west from Monmouth had just been completed, the paved portion being of brick and 7 feet in width with a 2 12 feet strip of crushed stone on each side making a 12 ft. roadway. Expense was reported as being less than $5,000 per mile. W.P.Herbertz of Oquawka had assumed control of the Media Record. Wm. K. Gittings died at his home southwest of Terre Haute on Oct. 30th. J.N. Derr, the convicted Monmouth forger and ex-councilman, was taken to Joliet to serve a term in prison. Raymond, the 3 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. George H. Roberts of Stronghurst, died of membranous croup and a young daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John A. Raab died from the same disease on Nov. 3rd.