In Carroll County


Establishment of Knights of the Globe Garrison at Shannon

Shannon, April 24, 1896- The entertainment given by the head garrison of the Knights of the Globe at the opera house last night was a success in every particular. The principal speaker was General S. D. Adkins, who spoke for nearly an hour explaining the workings of the order which are for the betterment of mankind and for the benefit of home and family. Mrs. Emma C. Krape, eminent commander of the ladies auxiliary of Freeport, then presented the claims of the ladies branch for consideration. After a short intermission, during which time fifty ladies signified their intention of joining the auxiliary branch of the Knights of the Globe by signing their names, an interesting musical program was carried out, including an address by Mrs. Verbeck. A pleasing feature of the occasion was a solo by Col. Babcock for which he was encored. Colonel Babcock assisted by the working members of the ladies auxiliary of the Knights of the Globe will institute a ladies garrison here at the Odd Fellows Hall, Monday night, April 27.
Contributed by John Sharp from the Freeport Daily Democrat April 29, 1896


Mrs. Krape Pays Shannon Garrison an Official Visit
(Installation of Officers)

Shannon, July 1, 1897-
Mrs. Emma Krape visited Loyalty Garrison No. 9 of the Eminent Ladies of the Knights of the Globe, At Shannon last night and installed the following officers:

Chief Justice - Mrs. Amos Yordy
Supreme Judge- Miss Inez Humbert
President- Mrs. Jacob Fry
Vice-President- Mrs. Charles Stuart
Commander- Mrs. R.C. Miller
Lieutenant Commander- Mrs. Annie Shirley
Adjutant- Mrs. Wesley Miller
Noble Ensign- Mrs. Whitmore

After the installation ceremonies a banquet was served.
Contributed by John Sharp - from the Freeport Daily Democrat July 2, 1897


Besides organizations for business, there were some for pleasure and intellectual improvement. The first Lyceum or debating society, was one which met in the log cabin of Daniel Christian, Sr., in the winter of 1843 and 1844; among those who took part in this Lyceum were, Bradstreet Robinson, Rezin Everts, Howard Frew Smith, Franklin Langworthy and others. Most of these men went to California to better their fortunes in the gold mines. Langworthy the same wrinter gave a course of lectures on geology. He was a Universalist and a great man to argue on religious topics. After his return from California an account of which trip he purblished in a book, he moved with his family toMInnesota and there joined the Methodist Church.
Contributed by Paul Christian
Newton Bateman, P.S. (1913). Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and Historyof Carroll County Vol II. Chicago; Munsell Publishing Company Pg 673