March 1907

Hanover Journal
6 March 1907

Mr. William Jeffers has rented his farm to Mr. Frank Croffoot and he is now talking of buying a house in Hanover.

Mr. Jesse L. White of Galena, was selling remedies in this vicinity this week for the Freeport Medical Co. of Freeport and reports good business.

Stockton has either three or four saloons and must get considerable license money, but at the same time Stockton has even poorer sidewalks than Hanover which has no saloons.

The Elizabeth News says that a trainload of 32 cars of automobiles passed through that village recently, bound for St. Paul.

Messrs. Folan and St. John are busy this week murescoing and papering Mr. Herbert White's jewelry store, and when finished, it will be one of the neatest and handsomest store rooms in Hanover.

An exchange says that T. E. Moore recently found an old day book with entries made in June, 1864 and some of the quotations are as follows: "Flour $6.00 per cwt.; eggs 12 cents per doz.; sugar 6 lbs. For a dollar; star candles 35 cents per pound; molasses $1.30 per gal.; keg of 8-penny nails $10.00; tea $2.50 per pound; coffee 65 cents per pound." The difference between gold and currency at the time mentioned would make the prices quoted above, about on a par with those of to-day, so it can be seen that we are really paying war prices to-day for what we have to buy.

Mrs. W. N. Miller and Miss Nelle Edgerton entertained the officers and teachers of the First. Pres. Church and Sunday school with their wives and husbands, at the home of Mrs. Miller last Friday night, about 25 persons were present, several being unavoidably absent. A four-course supper was served; the tables being decorated in pink and white and each having decorated candlesticks and bouquets of pink carnations and ferns in the centre. After the supper, the guests were amused with literary games and guessing contests. All present enjoyed themselves thoroughly and much credit is due the ladies who so kindly entertained the guests.

Stockton children are having the measles just now.

Mr. Ben Harkness expects to move into the Cole house now occupied by Charles Philamalee, in a few days.

Mr. Charles Miller is now acting as leader of the Hanover band and Monday night three new members were taken in.

Eggs are now selling for 16 cents a dozen, and one might as well commence eating them now as to wait until they are a trifle cheaper and early spring chickens liable to accompany the eggs.

Miss Grieve, who is quite well known here, has been engaged as trimmer by Miss Lillian Miller for the coming season. It may be remembered by some that Miss Grieve was compelled to resign her position here last fall on account of ill health.

Mr. Frank Nash made quite a call at this office Monday and seems very cheerful over the prospect of seeing nearly as well as ever in a short time. At one time, Mr. Nash was totally blind, and says that he has had about all the blindness he wants.

Mrs. Elizabeth Nesbitt stepped on a loose board in one of our excellent sidewalks about a week ago, and at first did not think it serious, buy it is so much worse this week that the doctor has advised her not to do any walking as her foot is too sore to stand walking.

March is here and moving has begun, as Mr. Benjamin Keene will move his family into the James Hunt house this week, Mr. Joseph Lawton who occupies the Morris house will move into the house vacated by Mr. Keene , and Mr. John Miller will move into the Morris house, while M(tear in page) Anna White will move into her house which was occupied by Mr. Miller.

Souvenir Postals of the NEW BRIDGE, and other views, at H. White's.

Mrs. Frank Nash and children of Freeport arrived Saturday to visit the lady's parents and other relatives.

Mr. and Mrs. Josiah Speer of Jefferson Junction, Mo. Arrived here Saturday to visit the gentleman's parents and other relatives.

Mr. Hiram Hunt and Miss Brookie Keene returned Monday from Belmont, Wis., where they spent several days with Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Turk.

Mrs. J. F. McGreahamv of Wausaukee, Wisc., came Friday to visit her mother, Mrs. Ellen Reynolds.

Mr. Wesley Cliff, son of Mrs. Ann Cliff of this place, underwent a surgical operation at Des Moines last Friday and died a few days later from the effects of the operation. Mr. Henry Cliff, Mrs. Chas. Phillips and Mrs. Sophia Horsch left yesterday for Des Moines to attend the funeral of their brother.

A medicine show opened up here Monday night and it is said that it will be here all the week.

An exchange says that James Reber of Woodbine secured a verdict for $157 against the Great Western Railway Co. for the loss of some hogs which died in the stockyards at Woodbine for want of water.

Mrs. Louisa Bearsley has purchased the John Stoker residence for six hundred dollars. This is one more real estate transfer since the railway was decided upon and yet some people thought that a railway wouldn't do any good.

Why can't Hanover have a drug store? We need one for it will not be long before the festive rattlesnake begins to uncoil from his winter's sleep, and not a drop of snake medicine nearer than Elizabeth. An awful prospect for some people to look at.

We want it distinctly understood that the editor of this paper was on the sick list last week, and not a single Hanoverian, or a married one, either, called to either congratulate our wife, condole with us on our ailment, and neither did any kind hearted lady send us jelly or chicken, or even inquire whether we were still in the land of the living. Yes, we were sick and crosser than a bear with a sore head and yet Hanover didn't even have a chance to find it out. Now that we have aired our grievance we feel better and haven't too common to mention.

The Missionary Society of the U. P. church held a very pleasant meeting at the home of Mrs. James Moore last Friday afternoon, over fifty members being present.

An exchange says that a nine foot lead of Zinc has been struck a few miles south of Mt. Carroll while men were engaged in drilling a well, and there is said to be some talk of organizing a stock company to develop the strike.

Mr. James Anderson recently shipped a draft stallion to Dakota where he traded the animal for a trotting horse with a record of 2:30 and three hundred dollars to boot. Jimmy values his new equine acquisition at about five hundred dollars, and it is said that Jim made several hundred dollars on the horse deal.

Last Friday evening a team belonging to Dr. Boots was tied to a telephone pole in front of his office when some boys walking on stilts frightened the horses, and they managed to break the buggy tongue into splinters and to wind themselves several times around the aforesaid telephone pole, but did not get away.

Miss Lillian Richardson is now employed in Mr. B. J. Cronwell's tailor shop.

Lead mining rumors are once more afloat, but so far, we have learned nothing definite concerning the proposed doings along this line.

Miss Chrissie Grieve of Steamboat Rock, Iowa, arrived here Friday to take the position of trimmer in Miss Lillian Miller 's millinery store and expects to have a lot of hats ready before Easter.

An exchange says that a big catfish was offered for sale in the Dubuque fish market last week which was a curiosity, as it was less than four feet in length and weighed 65 pounds, with a head as big as a water pail.

It is reported that the baseball entertainment held in Elizabeth Friday night was a great success, as a large crowd was present and the entertainment good, all of which means that the Elizabeth ball team for next season will start out with more ready cash than ever before.

An exchange says that every saloon keeper in Savanna has been indicted by the grand jury except one for violations of the liquor laws. If some of them are convicted and have to pay heavy fines, perhaps they will be a trifle more careful in future as to whom they sell liquors.

C. W. Bennett sold his big black bus team, Maude and Mable, Saturday to Savanna parties for $250. This is the team which was driven so many years on the bus line and many people will be sorry to see them leave, as they were such a steady, reliable team that the most timid were not afraid to ride behind them.

Last Sunday afternoon, Mrs. Wm. Noton, who recently moved into rooms over D. W. Gray 's store, noticed smoke and investigating found that it came from a closet, on the floor of which a quantity of bedding was lying. She gave the alarm, and several men who were on the street rushed in and found that the fire was underneath the floor and that the bedding was slightly scorched by the flames which came up through a small hole in the floor beside the bedding. The fire was extinguished, but what caused it is a mystery as there was no stove or stovepipe near the fire, and the theory is that mice had carried matches under the floor and then ignited them by chewing them.

March 13, 1907:

Mr. Orrin White returned last week from New York City where he has been all winter.

Little globules of sunshine that drive the clouds away. DeWitt's Little Early Risers will scatter the gloom of sick headaches and billousness. They do not gripe or sicken. Recommended and sold here by A. Westphal and D. W. Gray.

Mr. John Shipton of Kingsley, Iowa is visiting Hanover relatives.

Please Settle

All parties owing accounts to the late Dr. G. E. Miller , which were made prior to the partnership with Dr. F. W. Boots , on Feb. 19, 1906, can be found at the residence of Mrs. Chloe Miller, who would like to have all accounts settled in some way as soon as possible.

Miss Maude Edgerton returned yesterday from Monmouth to spend the spring vacation with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Edgerton.

Mr. Harry Fairley , of Piper City, Ill., visited a few days last week with his aunts, Mrs. Storey and Mrs. Mills.

Miss Jennie Moore , who has been with her sister, Mrs. Hugh B. Speer , of Bovina Centre, N. Y., arrived home Monday. On her way home she visited a couple of days with the Missess Ferrier and Aimee Killough in Chicago.

The Republican Primaries:

Held in the Town Hall last Saturday afternoon, for the purpose of nominating candidates for the township offices resulted as follows:

For Supervisor:
W. N. Miller 122
W. D. Irwin 9
Wm. Hanna 1

Town Clerk:
Wm. Shipton 86
A. W. Anderson 38
M. N. Bennett 24

A. McAllister 138

James May 113
Robert Bain 34

Road Commissioner:
H. Cliff 59
John Schaible 38
Robert Cheek 21

John Lamb 18

Justice of the Peace:
Henry Winter V 14
John Ensch 7

Total Vote 160

March 20, 1907:

Mr. Clint Farwell added eight or ten new books to his library last week.

Charles Reifsteck is now employed as night clerk at Byar's restaurant in Savanna.

T. D. Shipton has commenced selling spring suits already.

Hanover ought to have a ball team the coming season, as there is enough local talent left to form the nucleus for a fairly good team.

Mr. Tom Eadie is doubling his gang of workmen at the mines, and this week put on an extra shift and will now work the mine both day and night.

Master David Dawson celebrated this third birthday last Friday afternoon when half a score of his relatives and friends assembled in honor of the day. David was considerably impressed with the importance of the occasion and when his mother spoke of going somewhere that day, he coolly informed her that she couldn't go because it was his birthday.

The medicine show people gave away the diamond ring and gold watch Saturday night, which they had advertised to be given away. Miss Lillian Richardson was voted most popular young lady and received the ring, while Mr. Will Bertsch bought the last bottle of cream and received the lady's gold watch. The company left Monday for Elizabeth where they will stop for a week.

Hanover is to have a new steam laundry in the near future, for we are authoritatively informed that a building has been secured, engine and boiler ordered, and washing machine and other machinery installed as soon as possible. This enterprise is worthy of home patronage, and ought and probably will receive a liberal patronage and then people will not have to wait long for a boiled shirt or a clean collar.

The Stockton Herald says that a week ago Saturday, while the family of Fred Wurster was away from home, some unknown person entered their farm house and took a pocketbook containing five hundred dollars from a dresser drawer. The money was not missed until Sunday, when the pocketbook was found in a field near the house, the money having been abstracted. There was no evidence that the house had been ransacked, and it looks very much as though the burglar was pretty well acquainted with the premises and that he must have known something about the possession and position of the money.

Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Frye, who spent a week with their daughter, Mrs. C. A. Williams, left last Wednesday for their home in Morrison.

Mrs. David Campbell and daughter, Belle went to Galena Saturday to assist in celebrating the 82nd birthday of Mrs. Campbells's mother, Mrs. Burke.

Mr. John Ensch went to Galena yesterday.

Mrs. Louisa Reifsteck went to Galena Tuesday.

Mr. Charles Reifsteck came up from Savanna yesterday.

Messrs. Peter Thill and Joseph Kenndy went to Galena yesterday to attend a meeting of blacksmiths and wagon makers held there.

Mrs. Robert Kilpatrick is not improving as rapidly as her friends could wish and is still in a very precarious condition.

Co. Supt. of Schools, Miss Myrtle Renwick, held a central examination here Tuesday, four pupils of the Chapman school and three from the Hanover Grammar school taking the examination. As nearly as we can learn, this is the first examination of this kind ever held in Hanover, and Miss Renwick certainly deserves much credit for so soon getting the grading of the district schools under way, and we hope that the good work will continue until Jo Daviess county schools stand second to none in the state, and there is no reason why they shouldn't, if the present work is continued in a thorough and systematic manner.

March 27, 1907:

The Ladies Aid Society of the M. E. church will hold an Easter Supper in the Town Hall, Saturday evening from five until seven o'clock. Supper 15 cts.

Having sold my barber shop to Wm. Noton and being entirely out of the business, I would like to have all knowing themselves indebted to me to call and settle immediately and oblige, Frank Ravenscraft

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Spring Millinery

Monday afternoon we wandered into Miss Miller's millinery establishment to study latest designs in ladies head gear, and three ladies were present and every hat different from any other, we left with some very confused ideas of the hat business, the main points of which we give below.

Hats are made principally of straw braid and some other sort of braid which isn't straw at all. They are all sizes and shapes, and some are called the mushroom variety, while others haven't any name.

The trimming consisted mainly of fruit and flowers, some hats being covered with pansy beds, other with pinks, and still others with roses, while some had a big crop of grapes covering the entire top, and some had grapes around the edges. Some of the grapes were black and others white. One hat had about half a bushel of cherries wound gracefully around the entire crown, with posies in front, etc. We didn't see any hat with lemons on, but if any come out we know what to buy for if there is anything which will make a woman look sour it is lemons, and some of them look sour enough without them, and grapes or cherries are the proper thing for them, although some hats are trimmed with apples, the price depending largely on the present price of fruit.

Chiffon also figures in the trimming, and a few hats are trimmed with wings buy these are intended only for the most angelic of the sex who are very ethereal or wish to fly high.

We were shown one hat which was a curiosity to us, as it could be folded up to the size of a postage stamp and tucked into one's vest pocket-merely a slip, as we forgot that ladies don't wear vests. This hat, was of course, very soft, and we came near being thrown out when we asked if the hat was made to match the head which it was to adorn.

Taken as an entirety the hat this season seem to us very sensible.

Telephone rent due April 1st.

An exchange says that Mr. Ed. Richardson, formerly of this place has rented the Soofield hotel at Nora.

Mr. Herbert Whitehas changed the position of nearly everything in his jewelry store. If you don't believe it call on him and see for yourself.

Mr. Ed. McCabe, and his mother, Mrs. Sullivan, who has been quite ill, left here Tuesday for Salt Lake City, Utah, where Mr. McCabe resides. Mrs. Sullivan will make her future home with her son's family.

Work was commenced on the Elm Grove mine on the W. J. Kilpatrick Farm last week, and there promises to be something doing in the mining business in this vicinity the coming spring and summer.

Mr. William Noton took possession of the barber shop formerly owned by Mr. Frank Ravenscraft last Monday and is now ready to remove whiskers without pain and hair without a hair restorer, and will undoubtedly be pleased to meet his predecessor's old customers or any new ones as may care to call.

Miss Carrie Graham is learning the milliner's art with Miss Lillian Miller.

Mr. Thurman Miller was on the sick list Monday morning and Mr. John Folan took charge of his mail route.

Eggs jumped up to 15 cents per dozen last week.

Mr. and Mrs. John Connell, well known in Hanover, are to sail for Ireland on April 6th to visit Mr. Connell's relatives.

The Journal force worked all day Saturday without a fire and with doors and windows wide open for the first time since last fall, and yet people will persist in going to California and Florida to spend the winter and early spring months.

The Journal force was on the sick list last Friday and Saturday, or at least a part of it, as Paul Miller and ye scribe had to take a much needed rest on account of the distemper, pink eye and grip, for we both had all three complaints and complained accordingly, just as a man should.

Monday afternoon Mr. George Chapman met with an accident which left him minus one half the third finger of his left hand. George was throwing wood away from a buzz saw and got his finger in the way of the saw. He went to Dr. Cottral's office and had the finger taken off at the middle joint, so hereafter George's friends will be able to identify him when he meets them. The accident might have been much worse and George is fortunate in not losing more fingers.