Hanover Journal
1 May 1907

Last week Kennedy Bros. commenced boring for lead at the Tom Eadie mines.

J. T. Miller of Warren made a pleasant call at this office Monday afternoon. He is the same joy, “take me as I am” John as of old, and has proven that he can stand prosperity without having his head turned.

Mrs. Margaret Craig received word Monday that her sister-in-law, Mrs. Seth Craig had died a few days before at her home near Armour, Neb. She will be remembered here by many friends who knew her when she used to live here.

Mr. J. D. Calvert purchased a new piano a few days since.

Limage Brothers are doing a lot of repair work on Mr. Hiram Cooper’s house this week, and they are also repairing Mrs. Boyd Niles house.

Master Willard Anderson celebrated his sixth birthday Tuesday by inviting ten or a dozen young gentlemen of his own age in. Games and refreshments were in order and ‘tis needless to say that the youngsters.

Sealed bids will be received for the care and cleaning of the Hanover cemetery and digging the graves. All bids to be in on or before May 6th. Directors reserve the right to reject any or all bids. Geo. Jeffers, Pres.

Today is May Day, but where oh where are the beautiful May flowers?

The Jo Daviess County Medical Association met at Elizabeth last Thursday, and Drs. F. W. Boots and G. H. Cottral of this place attended, and also Dr. A. R. Speer.

Mr. D. R. Kieffer must be securing quite a reputation as a breeder of blooded pigs, as last week he received an order from Mexico for three of his full blooded Poland China pigs, and a draft for $150 but as the letter was written in Spanish, Mr. K. could not read it and had to send it to Chicago to get it interpreted.

There were union services in the M.E. church last Sunday night, Rev. R. M. Wyant, of Chicago delivering the sermon.

The public schools of Mt. Carroll have been closed indefinitely on account of an epidemic of diphtheria. This is the kind of weather in which such disease thrives.

The Galena Tribune says that some of the citizens of that burg who attended the moving picture show of the Thaw—White case were disappointed, because none of the pictures exhibited were of the vulgar type, as some had confidently expected. The mayor had officers present to stop the show if anything of an immoral nature was exhibited, but it is said that the show was exceptionally good, and nothing was shown that the most fastidious could take exception to.

Miss Henrietta Westphal has a fine violin which was sent her by her uncle who resides at El Kader, Iowa.

8 May:

Mrs. Mary Calvert is quite ill, but was thought to be better yesterday.

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Steele are the parents of a bouncing baby boy born on Tuesday, April 30th. The youngster certainly took a wintry day to make his debut into a cold and cheerless world. We congratulate Mr. and Mrs. Steele on the addition to their family, and would like to steal that little lad ourselves.

The woolen mill commenced work at 6:30 Monday morning and now works until 6:30 at night, which will give the employees Saturday afternoon for themselves.

Mr. Ed Wells, who has been suffering for some days from an attack of pneumonia, was said to be in a very serious condition this morning, and we understand that his relatives have been wired to come as soon as possible.

A telephone message received here last night stated that there were 15 cases of small pox in Galena and over 100 cases of the same disease in Dubuque.

15 May:

Memorial Day

At a meeting of the old soldiers, Saturday, May 4, the following action was taken in preparing for Memorial Sunday and Memorial Day.

Sunday, May 26, at 11 o’clock a.m. the Sunday service will be held at the M.E. church; Rev. H. J. Collins officiating.

On Thursday, May 30, at 2 o’clock p.m. memorial services will be held at the Town Hall with the usual program and Rev. Thos. McGregor for speaker.

Committee on Decorations: Mrs. J. N. Johnson

Finance committee: Mrs. C. A. Williams, Miss Helen Lightner and Mrs. F. F. Miller.

Grave Markers: J.N. Johnson at Hanover; JohnCalvert at Log Church; H. R. Bain at Lost Mound; John Schaible at Derinda.

Color bearer: J. N. Johnson

Captain of the Wreath bearers: Mrs. Bertha Allen

Societies and schools, as well as the general public, are cordially invited to take part in the exercises. In fact, unless the citizens take more interest in Memorial exercises, Memorial Day will soon be a thing of the past. The old soldiers, for some reason, are getting very careless; as only a handful attended the above meeting.

On Wednesday afternoon preceding Memorial Day, all who can are requested to bring flowers to the Hall and assist in preparing wreaths and bouquets.

Henry Winter, adjt.; Jona. White, commander and John Duer, Post No. 399.

The Epworth League of the M.E. church will give a musicale at the parsonage, Thursday evening, May 16. Following is the program:

1. Violin Solo, “Indiana” by Mr. J. W. Dickinson

2. Vocal Solo, “Won’t you be my little Girl” by Mrs. H. J. Collins

3. Piano Solo, Selected by Miss Nona Nesbitt

4. Vocal Solo, “He’s a Cousin of Mine” by Mr. Herb White

5. Violin Solo, “Cavatina” by Mr. Robt. A. Owen

6. Vocal Solo, “A May Morning” by Miss Elva Winter

7. Reading, “College Oil Cans” by Mrs. J. W. Dickinson

8. Vocal Duet, Selected by Misses Morrison and Graham

9. Vocal Solo, Selected by Dr. F. W. Boots

10. Violin Duet, ”Immortellen” by Messrs. J.W. and Abram Dickinson

The public cordially invited. Admission, 15 cents.

Mrs. Mary Calvert is considerably better at this writing.

Mr. Edward G. Wells died at his home in this village about one o’clock Monday morning, after an illness of several weeks. The funeral was held from the United Presbyterian church in this village at ten o’clock Tuesday morning and the remains interred in the Hanover Cemetery. Obituary will appear later.

The First Ball Game Of the present season in Hanover was played here last Saturday afternoon when teams composed of mill employees and outsiders met on the diamond at the old ball park.

The teams consisted of the following players: Mill Men, Truslowe catcher, McCann pitcher; Reed 1st base; W. Wolcott 2nd base; Reifsteck 3rd base; A. Wolcott short stop; Will and Ralph Cutler and Ravenscraft in the outfield.

The outsiders were, E. Dawson catcher; S. McIntyre, pitcher; Nesbitt, 1st base; Atchison, 2nd base; J. Calvert, 3rd base; W. Calvert, short stop; Ensch, Schwantz and Farwell in the outfield.

The score was 9 to 0 in favor of the millers who played without an error. The feature of the game was the pitching of McCann, although several others distinguished themselves by brilliant plays.

This game very clearly proves that there is still good material in Hanover for a first class amateur ball team this season, for few teams in practice can play errorless games every day, and when one considers that this is the first game and few of the players have had a base ball in their hands since last season, their work was really wonderful.

The Galena Tribune has discontinued its weekly edition and now issues a semi-weekly sheet.

The Hanover schools will close this year on June 7 which seems quite early unless the weather warms up a little.

Miss Laura Richardson of Nora came last week to visit old friends.

22 May 1907

On May 20th ice froze on standing water in this burg.

An exchange says that Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Taylor were imprisoned in a folding bed in a hotel at Creston, Iowa the other night. The couple were squandering their honeymoon when trapped and came near being suffocated buy happily for them, a chambermaid heard their cries and found the couple standing with their feet up and heads down. Why will people keep on fooling with folding beds and kerosene cans?

Eva, the little three year old daughter, of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Thill of Savanna died at her home in that city on Friday, May 17th. The little girl’s death was caused by diphtheria, and the funeral was necessarily a private one. The parents are known to many of our people, who will sympathize with them in their affliction.

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We’ve got them! We mean the snakes, not delirium tremens, for the Galena Gazette came out a couple of weeks ago with the largest snake of the season; a reptile five feet two inches long, and the paper alluded to did a little crowing over the size of that small serpent.

Our snake killers were a trifle slow about getting started, on account of the backward spring, and we are a little backward about blowing any concerning the big snakes in this section, but a little investigation shows that when it comes to big serpents Hanover is strictly in it.

About ten days ago, Mr. Ed Craiggot mixed up with a couple of rattlesnakes and the rattle pilot down on his farm, and killed all three of the snakes. The rattles were not large, one sporting five rattles and the other one but, three, but the rattle pilot was over six feet long, and as usual was found in the immediate vicinity of the rattle snakes.

Drury Irwin killed a rattlesnake Monday that carried seventeen rattles.

It is rumored that Mr. Roy Schaible and Miss Pearl Wood are to be married in Galena today.

Mrs. Aimee Wells sold her household goods at public auction in front of her late residence last Saturday afternoon. As usual, some things sold well, and others did not bring one-fourth what they cost a few months ago.

Mr. Peter Ensch started out last Friday—an unlucky day by the way—to work for the Great Western Railway Co. and was employed on the bridge gang near North Hanover. The same evening he got on a train with the bridge gang with which he was working and went to Elizabeth for his supper, but in getting off the car, he slipped and fell on his face and right arm, Dr. Arnold of Elizabeth who set the broken bone and now he will probably carry his arm in a sling for some days to come.

The mill was obliged to shut down a portion of Saturday and a couple of hours Monday forenoon from want of coal, as that which had been ordered failed to materialize on time, but Monday afternoon enough coal was on hand to enable the company to resume work.