Hanover Journal
3 April 1907

Miss Elizabeth Arnold had a double rag sewing bee on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons of last week; quite a number of ladies attending the double sessions.

In speaking of the present spring the Elizabeth News says that Mrs. James Harkness in looking over an old diary kept by her father, found that on March 27th and 28th, 1870 there was good sleighing in this vicinity.

Mr. Clint Farwell informs us that he will build an addition to his restaurant building and install a 5-horse power gasoline engine which he will use to freeze his ice cream the coming season. This innovation will enable Mr. Farwell to supply ice cream to the entire county if wanted, besides catering to the home trade, and he will also be able to furnish a better quality of ice cream than could be done by the old fashioned armstrong method.

The Stockton News says that one day last week Mr. George Dickinson the Elmoville creamery man came to Stockton and tied his horse in front of S. T. Eade's china store. The horse became frightened and broke the hitching strap and tore loose from the buggy. On his way home while lighting a cigar Mr. D. set fire to the buggy and the horse ran away and ran back to town where the animal was caught and the fire extinguished, after it had burned the buggy box and top and a number of articles which Mr. Dickinson had purchased in town.

A Galena bachelor of forty years advertises in the Galena Gazette for an exchange of photos with some marriageable lady, with matrimony as the ultimate end of an acquaintance founded on this basis. The advertiser further states that he is quite well to do. Here's a chance for any lady who has grown weary with waiting to secure a husband and a good home.

10 April 1907:

Henry H. Bailey and Miss Sarah Forney, both of Hanover, were married at Dubuque Wednesday. Mr. Bailey is a farmer and he and his bride will reside on their farm in this county.----Gazette

Mr. and Mrs. Ed Chase and Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Straight went to Pleasant Valley Saturday to attend the funeral of Mr. Hiram Bowden, a brother of Mrs. Chase, who died last Friday. The remains were interred in the Elizabeth Cemetery on Sunday.

Last Saturday while Lex Patterson was working in the mill, he managed to get the thumb of his right hand caught in some machinery and this blocked the machine so that it came to a standstill, but Lex didn't feel very much like standing still, although he could not get away as quickly as he wished to. The thumb is quite badly cut, but no bones were broken and it is probable that he will soon be as good as new.

Mr. Arthur Robinson killed a spotted adder on Easter Sunday, which is an early date for serpents to be abroad in this country, but it is hardly likely that any more snakes have dared to go out for an airing since that date.

The Gazette says that J. W. Kearney of Derinda and Miss Minnie McLamarrah of Shullsburg, Wis were married in Galena on Tuesday morning of last week, Rev. Dr. Crissman performing the ceremony. The newly wedded pair will make their home in Elizabeth.

The Galena Gazette says that Mr. T. E. Moore, one of Galena's oldest grocery men, retired from business about April 1st, disposing of his interest in the business to Mr. Ralph Bostwick, who has been associated with him in business for the past fifteen years. Mr. Moore has been engaged in the grocery business in Galena for forty years, and for the past 22 years has occupied the same building.

Mrs. John T. Dawson and Mrs. Abram Huey, received about sixty ladies on Wednesday afternoon from 3:00 until 6:00. The colors were pink and white Easter lilies. The hostesses were assisted in receiving by Mesdames I. F. Moore, Letitia Husted, E. T. Graves, E. K. Blewett and D. B. Blewett. The Misses Fannie Graves and Jesse Moore presided over the frappe table. The Galena Concert and Dance orchestra was stationed in the hallway and discoursed music while the function was in progress.-Gazette

The Elizabeth News says that Messrs. John Schaible and John Dittmar of Derinda have been allowed an increase of pension under the new law. The former will draw fifteen dollars per month, and the latter twelve dollars per month, from filling of applications.

There was a party at the home of Mr. Samuel Moore, south of town, last Friday evening, about 35 young people being present, a part of them being from this village. Games and refreshments were the order of the evening, and the young people returned between two and three o'clock a. m. well pleased with their evening's amusement.

Mr. Ed Richardson of Warren spent Sunday with his family in this village.

Miss Ethel Limage returned Monday from a week's visit with Galena friends.


Chicken thieves are numerous around Blanding and Sand Prairie.
Andrew Green shot a large wild goose Friday.
Grandma Beaty is real poorly at present.

17 April 1907:

Hanover Burglarized
Last Wednesday night burglars entered the homes of Messrs. Anthony McAllister, John White, A. B. White and John Eadie, all citizens of the North Side, and all in a row, which shows that the thieves were not partial in their visits buy made a clean sweep as far as they went.

At Mr. McAllister's and John White's they took beefsteak, fruit and other edibles, while at Mr. A. B. White's they confined their operations to a summer kitchen adjoining the house, where they found a trunk belonging to Mr. Orrin White, from which they took a pair of gloves, a silk muffler and a shirt; they also took a couple pairs of hunting boots and a pocket rifle, but the last named was found in the yard the next morning. At Mr. Eadie's they contented themselves by taking five pounds of butter, the next thing to money these days.

Of course all sorts of opinions are rife concerning the marauders, some contending that local talent did the work.

It is thought that the burglars were not professional from the fact that they used tallow candles instead of dark lanterns.

Newcomer Brothers now have 3,000 head of sheep on the Wm. Speer farm near Rodden, and they will pasture them there during the coming summer and in the fall and fatten them for the Chicago market. There will be a pretty big job of sheep shearing for somebody there this summer. The gentlemen who are nephews of the late Hon. R. R. Hit, have about ten thousand head of sheep on their Wyoming ranch in addition to those now at Rodden.

Mr. Robert Owen expects to take full charge of the new laundry and will have everything in working order as soon as possible. He also intends to make a specialty of cleaning, dyeing and pressing clothes in connection with the laundry business.

The Hanover lads who pulled off their shoes and stockings and went barefoot during March long since hunted up their discarded footwear and now have to kick their feet together to prevent freezing their toes.

Hanover High School is to have a graduating class this year.

The gentle spring has come, we stand around and sneeze and hug the kitchen stove for if we don't we freeze.

Mrs. Jonathan White died at her home in this village about midnight Monday evening and the funeral will be held from the First Presbyterian church at two o'clock this, Wednesday, afternoon. Mrs. White's death was a surprise and a shock to most of our people, for while it had been known that she had not been well for a long time, few thought that she was so seriously ill until the end came.

The graduates of the Hanover high school this year will be four young ladies, the Misses Agnes White, Luella Chapman, Amanda May and IreneFoltz. Not a boy is in the graduating class which doesn't look well for the higher education among our young men, and if the girls keep on getting all the education it will not be many years before we have woman's suffrage, and rightly, too as the ladies will be much better prepared to vote understandingly than the masculine persuasion, as they ought to know more.

Mr. and Mrs. J. W. White, and son Ralph, arrived here yesterday afternoon from Pasadena, Cal. where they spent the winter. Mrs. Ralph White and two daughters are still there.

24 April 1907:

Yesterday afternoon a delegation of eleven young ladies, all pupils in the grammar school called at this office to interview Mrs. C. A. Williams.

Miss Katie McCann acted as mistress of ceremonies and in a neat little speech, presented Mrs. Williams with a handsome gold spoon as a token of the appreciation of the lady being the first woman who ever enjoyed the distinction of being a member of the Hanover School Board.

Mrs. W. as more than surprised, but rallied sufficiently to express her thanks for the unexpected kindness.

The young ladies who took part in the affair were, Misses Katie McCann, Isabel Campbell, Nina Bennett, Esther Mace, Vera White, Lora Hunt, Henritta Westphal, Myrtle Gouse, Orra Limage, Gertrude Wolcott and Lillian Edgerton.

Mr. Frank Ravenscraft moved into the house vacated by Ed. Richardson yesterday, and Mr. William Noton will move into the rooms vacated by Mr. R.

This must be the spring of nineteen hundred and froze to death.

The ladies came out in squads to vote last Saturday, and quite a number of our unmarried ladies gave themselves dead away, as nobody is allowed to vote in this country who is under 21 years of age, but we will not give any of their names away.

Mr. J. D. Calvert was not a candidate on either of the village tickets last week although he was credited with receiving one vote by last week's JOURNAL. We apologize to J. D. but can sneak out by saying that our wife edited the paper Wednesday morning and she wasn't posted well enough on politics to say "Scattering" when she came to J. D.'s vote.

Last Wednesday evening the Hanover band got out and first serenaded Mr. and Mrs. J. W. White who had just returned from a winter in California. Mr. W. responded with money for plenty of cigars for the boys, who then went to the residence of Mr. J. J. McCann to serenade Mr. Frank McCann and his bride who had just come down from Galena to visit the groom's parents. Mr. and Mrs. McCann came out and acknowledged the compliment and Frank passed around the smokes a couple of times for the benefit of the boys.

Elizabeth went wet by a small majority, as did Stockton, both towns electing a temperance president, Warren also went wet by a majority of 28.

Mr. Scofield Woodcock, who has filled the position of boss dyer in the woolen mill, here for the past two years, left Tuesday for Richmond, Va. "Shorty" as he was known to his friends, had many warm and loyal friends in Hanover, who will sincerely regret his departure, but wish him well deserved success in the capitol of the ancient Confederacy.

Is Hanover to have any more cement walks this summer?

Mr. Ed Richardson moved his family and household goods to Nora Monday, where we understand they will run a hotel, Mr. R. having leased the hotel in that burg.

FOR SALE: A good six-room house and three lots. Inquire of Mrs. Levi Morris.

Mrs. Mattie Shank of Bronson, Kan. Is visiting her sister, Mrs. N. B. Craig.