The Hancock-Henderson Quill, Inc.
Compiled and Edited by Virginia Ross
Registrar for Daniel McMillan Chapter, N.S.D.A.R.1916
Stronghurst Graphic, Nov.2, 1916
MAGIC AND MIRTH: Ray Newton, "Prince of Magic," mystified and entertained an audience which taxed the seating capacity of the U.P.Church last Monday evening. There were no dull moments during the hour and a half of which was consumed by Mr. Newton in displaying his wonderful skill and cleverness as a wizard.
When not sitting opened mouthed in astonishment and wonder at some of the seemingly impossible feats performed, the audience was roaring with laughter over the sight of live rabbits, guinea pigs, playing cards, silk stockings and other articles being extracted from the pockets and from beneath the coats of some of our most reputable citizens.
Mr. Newton is a prince of humor as well as of magic and presented an entertainment which kept his audience in that state of delightful expectancy which causes the time to slip by unnoticed.
The entertainment was the first of the series of five which have been provided for in our Lyceum Course for this fall and winter. (No radio, TV or internet was around so traveling companies brought culture to the cornfields.) The result of the season ticket sale has been gratifying to the committee and the sale of single admission tickets for last Monday night's entertainment practically assures the financial success of the course.
LUTHERAN WEDDING: Miss Alvida Peterson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. P.A.Peterson of this place and Mr. Carl J. Johnson of Gowrie, Iowa, were united in marriage last Saturday, Oct. 23 at the hour of high noon at the home of the bride's parents. The ceremony was performed by Rev. W.P.Anderson of the Stronghurst Lutheran Church in the presence of a few of the immediate relatives and friends of the bride and groom. Mr. Emil Peterson acted as best man and Miss Francis Lind attended the bride.
Following the ceremony a fine wedding dinner was served after which the happy couple departed on the 3:31 train for a honeymoon trip to Minneapolis. Mr. and Mrs. Johnson will make their home in Gowrie, Ia.
PRESBYTERIAN HALLOWEEN PARTY: Mrs. K.R.Anderson assisted by Miss Sarah McElhinney entertained the young folks of the U.P.Church at a Halloween party at the parsonage Tuesday evening. The basement of the home was darkened and fitted up to represent the Cannibal Islands and each guest was given a string by following which they ere led through this "Chamber of Horrors." They were afterwards conducted to the attic which had been handsomely decorate in a style less calculated to inspire terror in the timid ones. Here various forms of entertainment including the telling of ghost stories was provided. Refreshments consisting of apples, pop corn, doughnuts and punch were served and a most enjoyable time was spent by all.
PROHIBITION RALLY: Come to the Prohibition rally to be held at the M.E.Church Saturday evening at 8 p.m. Mrs. B.V.Tovey of Galesburg will speak and sing. Everyone is invited.
1890 GRAPHIC: Miss Brachie Nevius, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.S. Nevius, was to marry Mr. R.L. Humphrey on Nov.5th. Permission had been granted by the Monmouth Presbytery to have the Stronghurst U.P.Church set apart as a separate organization. A farm house of the Clarence Richey farm northeast of town was burned to the ground; it had lately been occupied by the Widow Wood and her family. A fine boy arrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Voorhees, southwest of Stronghurst. I.T.Pogues had just been elected county commissioner of Henderson County by a majority of 205 votes. A picnic party consisting of the Misses Annis Drew, Hortie and Josie Harbinson, Edna Hall, Carrie Kessler, Nora Miller, Mary Milligan, Pete Groom and Will Bailey spent Saturday at the river near Carman.
***GEORGE DETRICK***George W. Detrick was born at Curwensville, Pa., July 18, 1848 and passed away at his home in Olena Oct.24, 1916, aged 63 years, 3 months and 6 days. The deceased comes of an old American family long well known in the East and South and the pioneer of his name came from Germany. His father, Jacob Detrick, was a wagon and carriage maker and general blacksmith and under his tutorage the son learned the blacksmith's trade and worked with his father until Jan.22, 1864, when he enlisted in Co. G., 120th Ohio Infantry for service in the Civil War. He was captured with part of his regiment May 3, 1864 and confined at Camp Ford, Texas; he was released May 28, 1865 and sent to Columbus, Ohio, where he was honorably discharged July 7, 1865. In 1871 he came to New Boston, Mercer County, Illinois and started in business there. He married at this place to Miss Russell, Feb.10, 1871 and to this union were born seven children, three of whom have passed on to await their father's coming. Later the family settled at Olena where he very successfully plied his trade. Seven years later he purchased a 95 acres farm one half mile west of Olena, which he had farmed while carrying on his shop work. In 1901 having disposed of his farm and other property he went to Lee County and purchased a farm near Donnellson, Ia.
After five years residence there he sold it and returned to Olena where he has since resided. The deceased was a man of sterling integrity, had lived a clean life, united with the M.E.Church in early manhood and had held all the lay offices of the church, was a regular attendant and communicated when health permitted and passed away in his faith. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Jennie Detrick of Olena and six children: Walter and Roscoe of Olena, Bert of Eldon, Ia., Mrs. Byron Saylor of Des Moines, Ia., Mrs. Frank Johnson of Stronghurst, Ill., Mrs. Lewis Enke of Winfield, Ia., and one sister, Mrs. Orrin Weaver of Portland, Oregon, several grandchildren and a host of friends and neighbors. Funeral services were conducted at the Olena M.E.Church and the remains laid to rest in the North cemetery (known as Olena Cemetery today).
LOCAL AND AREA NEWS: NOTICE I am prepared to do country butchering for any one who desires work of that kind done. Earl Mahnesmith. Miss Pet Taylor has just returned near Decorra from three weeks Mississippi River trip with a company of tourists from this section of the state and from Iowa that extended to New Orleans with stops made at the principal cities en route.
On account of continued ill health following his recent slight paralytic stroke, Mr. G.Ed Naftzger ("Daddy") has been obliged to sever his connection with the Dallas City Review and the paper will be conducted by Mr. J.D.Butler alone.