The Hancock-Henderson Quill, Inc.
Compiled and Edited by Virginia Ross
Registrar for Daniel McMillan Chapter, N.S.D.A.R.1913
by Virginia Ross
Stronghurst Graphic, February 27, 1913
WEDDING BELLS**Lovitt-Jenkins*** Mr. and Mrs. L.B. Jenkins announce the marriage of their daughter Rose to Harry M. Lovitt of Terre Haute. The ceremony was performed at the home of the groom in the presence of the immediate members of the families... ***Abby-Brimhall*** Frank L. Abbey, the son of Hon. and Mrs. F.E. Abbey of Biggsville was married to Miss Caroline Brimhall of Monmouth, Ill. at the home of her mother, Mrs. Mary L. Brimhall on West Boston Ave. Mr. Abbey is engaged in the mercantile business with his father in Biggsville and with his bride will make his home at that place.
SEEKING A FRANCHISE: Stone and Webster people have about completed a deal for the transfer of the light and power plant at tha Dallas City to themselves and are seeking a 25 year franchise from the city council for the Dallas City Light Co. If the franchise is obtained, something like $100,000 will be expended by them in getting ready to supply current. As the amount received from lighting alone would hardly justify this expense, it looks as though the parties seeking the franchise expect to see Dallas City develop into a manufacturing center of some consequence.
JOHN POLSON DEAD: John F. Polson, formerly of Stronghurst and lately a resident of Lomax and the New City, died recently. The deceased was born in Randolph County, Mo. May 14, 1851. He married Miss Maggie Irons on Feb.14, 1851, who with five children are left to mourn his loss.
HIGHER LEATHER PRICE: J.H. Selz of Selz Schwab & Co., Chicago, one of the largest shoe manufacturers in the country, recently announced that the scarcity of hides and leather seems to be a world wide condition. The production of cattle and hides has not kept pace with the increase in population. Hide and leather prices seem likely to go higher as the demand for leather increases. The automobile makers are using more and more of and one authority estimates that industry alone will use from 800,000 to 900,000 hides during 1913. The shortage in the U.S. amounts to 3,000,000 hides. Imports have been large but not nearly enough to make up for the enormous shortage. (Population needing shoes and people wanting leather car seats and interiors put a run on the market.)