The Hancock-Henderson Quill, Inc.
Compiled and Edited by Virginia Ross
Registrar for Daniel McMillan Chapter, N.S.D.A.R.1915
Stronghurst Graphic, June 3, 1915
BIDS FAREWELL: About fifty young friends of Rex Hicks were present at a farewell party given by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Hicks. A two course lunch was served and guests assured Rex of their best wishes for his success in the naval career which he expects to begin by entering the Naval Academy at Annapolis.
NOTICE TO CLEANSE AND PURIFY: Notice is hereby given to all people living in the village of Stronghurst to thoroughly cleanse and purify their yards, barn yards, pig stys, cellars, out houses, and the alleys and streets adjacent of all trash, filth, manure and other noisome(offensive) substances liable to occasion disease or to prove offensive to the inhabitants of said village. W. C. Ivins, Village Pres. (Present village board is trying to do the same.)
WINS A TRIP: The Graphic's voting contest which has been running since last November with a round trip ticket to San Francisco, including standard Pullman sleeper, admissions to the Panama Exposition grounds and amusement concessions and numerous side trips through the state of California as the grand prize, closed with Lloyd Chant receiving a total of 431,740 votes, thus winning the grand prize. Miss Bernice Smith whose votes totaled 374,435 came in second.
MEMORIAL DAY OBSERVANCE: At three o'clock in the afternoon a procession composed of the Stronghurst band, a company of little girls bearing baskets of flower (under the leadership of comrade Morgan) together with a good company of citizens marched from the cannon in the village park to the cemetery. Here the little girls proceeded to place wreaths and garlands of flowers upon the graves of the soldiers who lie buried there. After this labor of love was accomplished, everyone gathered around the "soldiers' plat" with A. S. McElhinney presiding, engaged in an appropriate memorial service. Rev. K. N. Anderson gave the invocation followed by a brief welcome by comrade Morgan and a patriotic address by Rev. Anderson which briefly reviewed the causes leading up to the Civil War. He then pointed out the lessons which the great struggle taught the nation. The audience was dismissed by Rev. Hanes. Although the observances were of a less formal nature than some held in former years, they were none the less fitting for the occasion.
OBITUARIES***Mrs. Wm. Bell*** Mrs. Wm. Bell, a former Henderson County resident, died at the home her daughter, Mrs. I. J. Rodman in Galesburg of a paralytic stroke. The former Sarah Jamison was 72 years of age. She married Wm. Bell in 1864 and the couple made their home in Biggsville until 1893 when they went to Monmouth. Mr. Bell died in 1906 and since that time, the deceased has been living with her children. Funeral services were held at the U.P. Church in Biggsville.
***Lewis Snare*** Lewis William Snare who was a resident of Olena several years ago died at his home in Oquawka last Thursday. He was married to Mrs. Almira Seymour July 30, 1906 and they made their home in Olena for some time thereafter. Mr. Snare is survived by his wife and by two sons by a former wife, namely, Lewis Snare of Galesburg, Ill., and Leonard Snare of Ashland, Kansas.
LOCAL AND AREA NEWS: Dr. and Mrs. Harter left on a six weeks trip which will extend to the Pacific coast and include a visit at the Panama Exposition. They expect to spend two weeks at Sabetha, Kansas, visiting relatives. Garrett Shurts, an old and well known citizen of Raritan died at his home yesterday after an illness of about one week. Mrs. Maggie McKinley of Las Animas, Colo. sent her father, Squire Morgan, a beautiful Memorial Day cake. The frosting on it was laid on in colors to represent the American flag and was as luscious as it was beautiful. Miss Hattie Bowen holds a good position in the offices of the Union Pacific Railroad in Cheyenne, Wyo. Adon Waymack, formerly of Raritan, is now the manger of a company sotre near Sheridan, Wyo. Early cherries are beginning to ripen; the crop will not be large, but the size and quality of the fruit bid fair to be fine.
The Loyal Women of the Christian Church will hold a "market day" sale at the Fisher grocery store next Saturday, June 30th; this will be a good place to get some things for Sunday dinner. Wm. J. McElhinney left for Loveland, Colo. as a delegate from Monmouth Presbytery to the General Assembly of the U. P. Church. He expects to continue his journey to the Pacific coast and visit the Panama exposition. (With the access to rail transportation, locals could travel extensively throughout the United States. Compare that with today when we have to go somewhere to reach transportation to another destination. Progress?)
Milt Adair and Lee Gearheart of Raritan were the principals in a case in Justice Morgan's court which drew quite a number of Raritan citizen here. Adair charged Gearheart with assault and threats to "do him up" and sought to have him placed under bonds to keep the peace. An amicable settlement was however affected between the parties after their arrival here and no court action was taken.
1890 GRAPHIC: Bert Putney was in the employ of the C. B. & Q. in Creston, Iowa. General dissatisfaction was being expressed over the Santa Fe train service at this point, which provided only one passenger and one freight train each way daily.
Joseph Bonham had accepted the position as manager of the famous Vishnu Springs Hotel near Colchester. Decoration Day was observed at Olena by public services in which several hundred took part and W. C. Ivins delivered the oration. At the school election it was voted to move the school to lots across the street east from the U. P. Church and issue bonds for raising the money for a new school building. (Site of the home of Georgia Stamp today.)
POLL AND DOG TAX: At the last meeting of the village board of Stronghurst, the annual village poll tax was fixed at $1.50 and the dog license placed at $1.00 for male and $2.00 for female dogs. W. C. Ivins, Pres.
GLADSTONE GLEANINGS: Mr. Grant White shipped hogs from here to Chicago. Mrs. James Kelly visited in Monmouth her daughter, Miss Margaret,who was operated on for appendicitis and was a nurse in the Monmouth hospital. She is getting along as well as could be expected. On Sabbath morning a baseball team from Burlington played the home town team. Mr. Charles Dowell has been given a place as section foreman at Cameron, Ill. and expects to move his famil;y there soon if he can get a house to live in.