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ESTABLISHED J 837.
MLLSBORO, OHIO, THURSDAY, JULY 9, 1908.
VOL. 72-NO. 16
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Pearl Warning to Aubor
Andorson Introduced in
Thoy aro Full of Endoarlng Torms
Although thoy Indicate that ho
was Jealous Brothors and
On Wednesday afternoon, July 1,
Dr. S. M. Mason was placed on the
stand by the deiense in the Anderson
murder trial. He testified that he
had treated Miss Harbcr, a cousin of
the defendant and that she was
insane. That he extracted from her
hip a darning needle that she had
thrust there herself.
Dr. B. F. Holmes was the next wit
ncss, He was called to examine
Elijah Brown, a relative of the de
fendant, at a ljnacy inquest. Brown
was insane and had 1 dlcations of
homicidal mania. On cross examina
tion witness testified that Brown was
in the asylum for only a few months
and that in his opinion his insanity
was the result of a weakened condi
tion after a severe attack of tjphold
James Simpson was then recalled to
the stand and-asked about the condi
tion of the defendant after the
tragedy and before he attempted to
commit suicide. Ho stated that he
was pale and spoke in a jerky manner.
Louis Selfcrt, of Lcesburg, was the
next witness. He testified that he
saw Miss Warning and Anderson on
the evening of the tragedy. They
passed his house between six and
seven o'clock that evening. There
was nothing unusual In the appear
ance and actions of either.
Mllford Pavey, of Sabina, was next
called to the stand. Anderson bad
worked for him for five months in
1808. He would act quecrly without
any apparent cause. Quit work sud
denly, stay away a few days and come
back again. After this had happened
three or four times witness told him
when he came back that he did not
need him any longer. Anderson said
he was going to stay anyway. He
would have spells when he would talk
to no one and would not answer when
spoken to. Was very peculiar On
cross-examination he stated that he
never saw Anderson take a drink
Had heard of him drinking and had
seen him when he was apparently
under the Influence of liquor.
A Bhort recess was taken by the
Immediately after the recess the
reading of the letters of Pearl Warn
ing to Anderson was taken up. There
were twelve of these letters and were
full of her love for Anderson and many
endearing terms were written during
Miss Warning's visit at Charleston,
W. Va., in the early part of 1007.
A letter dated February 8, 1900,
was addressed "Dearest of All."
Calls him "Sweetheart" and 4lDear"
several times. Hones that he is
thinking of her. Wants him to come
on for the Jamestown Exposition.
States that every spare moment she
has had has been for her dear Orb.
Asks him to write her a long letter.
Signed "Your Pearl."
A letter of Feb. 23 Is addressed
"Dearest Sweetheart." Was glad he
missed her and was lonesome as she
missed him all the tftne. Also writes
of a Mary, Mandy or Maud beating her
time. Says she "loves him a thousand
times and will marry no one else while
she loved him." Said "I am not tired
of you neither am I tied to you.
Wish I was as you are the only one I
love. Had not forgotten him and did
not Intend to. Had not turned htm
down and had always kept her prom
ises to him, Speaks of going to a tea
and Bays "Pearl would rather be with
you and have a piece of dry bread for
lunch." Was so lonesome. Signed
With love and kisses. Beauty.
QA letter of March Gth Is signed,
With love, Beauty "Excuse mis
takes and take dots for kisses."
A letter of March 20 was addressed
"Dear Aub." Was sorry he had he
blues, hoped her letter would pull him
through them. She was glad she
could help him and could have done
more if, he had only trusted her and
not believed other1 people. "I love
you with a good, pure love that will
last a lifetime, wherever I might be,
and If that Isn't enough what la ?
Speaks of her doubting him, and wants
to know how Bhe can help it when she
is so true to him and he still doubts
her. "I can't marry a man who won't
trust me. I believe you love .me, but
why do you believe eucb ungodly
tblngs"about me. I don't want money
but I want your love. I hope that I
will not want In vain." Signed "With
love and kisses, Beauty."
After the reading of the letters
court adjourned until Thursday
Sheriff McMullcn was the first wit
ness placed on the stand Thursday
morning, He had a small note book
which was found in Anderson's pocket
alter the arrest, in which was written,
"Bury me beside Pearl." The book
was Introduced in evidence. Under
date of July 25, was the following :
"My darling has done her part and I
will do mine. No advice to give only
follow your conscience and you will
win. Would write more but am writ
ing this in the dark. Cut booze and
tobacco boys. From Orb. I am a
coward, Pearl did her part and I will
do mine. Orb."
"James H. Anderson, Washington
C. H., Ohio. Brother, sec that Pearl
and 1 are burled side by side, out of
mine. Do this for Orb."
"Writing this in the woods but It
goes Brothers and sisters, live and
obey your conscience. A. D. A."
The disposition of Mrs. Anna May
Selby, nee Cope, was next read In
evidence by the defense. It was In
substance that she at one time lived
In Greenfield and was engaged to be
married to Aubcr Anderson. The
wedding was set for Cfct. 23, 1805. He
came to sec her on the night before
the wedding and had secured the
license She never saw him after
this as he did not show up for the
wedding. This was after a courtship
covering three years and was without
cause as far as she knew. He would
frequently, wltnout cause, become
offended at something and be moody,
silent and morose and apparently not
himself. Later he would be all right
Clifford McKlnncy, a cousin of An
derson's, was the next witness, Lived
at Anderson's in 1000 and roomed with
the defendant. He would talk and
moan in his sleep, and sometimes even
dressing and going out, returning in
a Bhort time. He was changeable and
excitable In his actions. Atone time
Andersou rolled on the ground saying
he had swallowed glass and Mrs. An
derson prepared a doBC of linen ravel
lngs and told him to swallow them.
The probate records of Ross county
were next Introduced In evidence to
show that Louisa McCloskcy, a rela
tive' of Anderson's had been declared
insane and that her mother was also
Mrs. Eliza Z Rush, an aunt of the
defendant, was next called Her
home Is In Dayton. She is a sister of
defendant's father. Her brother,
J.imes, defendant's father, was melan
cno.y, had fruqueut spells and was
reticent and retiring. His melan
choly increased with hi age.
A son of his sister, Rachel, was in
sane. He was taken to the asylum
and died In Indianapolis this year.
He had a religious mania at first and
at other times acted as a child al
though 62 years old.
After her brother James married,
his melancholy spelts were worse.
He separated from his wife when
Auber was about six years old. Wit
ness had charge of Aubcr for two
years. He w?s very peculiar from
the first. He had nervous attacks and
was melancholy, At the table he
would have shaking fits, twitching,
dropping his knife and fork. He would
bite his lips and tongue. These at
tacks would be two or three weeks
apart. She never noticed any cause
for them. Dr. McLaughlin, of Lccs
burg, was called to attend him. He
would fly Into a rage and throw down
his fork and spoon and sometimes run
away and refused to be consoled for
Court here adjourned for noon.
Dr. R. S. Dunlap, of Greenfield, was
the first witness Thursday afternoon.
He testified in regard to the insanity
of relatives of defendant, Knew An
derson's father but could not say there
was any indications of insanity about
him although he was peculiar.
Dr. Teachnor was Anderson's physi
cian after he attempted to commit
suicide and told of Anderson telling
him all his messages were in his note
Mrs. Rush here resumed the stand.
She said that Auber's father told her
of his mental trouble. Since he bad
left her house she had only seen him
once. Auber and his sister were to
have been adopted by an old couple
in jrayette county out were not on
account of Auber's "spells."
Reuben Grandel was next called,
He told of some of the peculiarities
of defendant's father and of the fact
that he drank some. Witness had
known defendant a long time. Spoke
of some of his peculiarities.
John W. Anderson, a brother of the
defendant, was next called. He testi
fied to his father endeavoring several
times to commit suicide. Said that
his mother left his father because she
thought he was crazy. Told of Auber
having UtB when a boy and of a num
ber of his peculiarities, Told of Mrs.
Anderson's experience with the tramp
(Continued on page (our)
F. H. Calvort Vhen a Boy Carves
His Initials on the Baok
of a- Turtle
And it is Sontto Him at His Homo in
Soattlo, Washington, by His
Brother Clifford. Ho Had
to bo Shown.
Seattle, Wash.; July 5. Twenty
four years ago F. H. Calvert, a boy
living on his father's farm at Hills
boro, 60 miles cast of Cincinnati, and
his brother Clarence caught a turtle
on the outskirts of the larm. F. H.
Calvert, being possessed of a nice
new pocket knife, carefully turned
the turtle over on Its back and on the
lower shell carved his Initials "F. H.
C." and the date, 1884. Then the
turtle was turned loose and the boys
promptly forgot all about the matter.
F. H. Calvert came to Seattle 18
years ago. Deciding to make this
city his home, he secured employment
as a local letter carrier and is now
one of the oldest carriers working in
Last year, for the first time in
nearly two decades, the letter juggler
visited his old home In Hlllsboro,
where his father and brother Clar
ence still live. He stayed on the farm
for several weeks.
In the course of his visit he was In
formed that the turtle pon the shell
of which he had carved his initials so
many years before had been found
one day, but allowed to go free again.
The Seattle man laughed at the story
and Informed his brother that the
Pacific Northwest people might be
very confiding, but at the same time
they did not believe everything that
was told them
Yesterday among the mall that he
was to deliver Calvert found a postal
card addressed to himself. It was
from an express company conveying
the information that a package
awaited his order. Calvert visited
the express olllcc and found a box
about a foot long and some eight
Inches wide. It contained a live tur
tle. Tdc letter carrier at first thought
that somebody was playing a joke on
him, but taking the turtle out ot the
box and examining It he found his
Initials aie" date, 1884, carved on the
shui! earvng that he recognized as
that done by hlmselt nearly a quar
ter of a century before. His brother
Clarence had found the turtle and
had shipped it to Seattle as proof
that an Ohio tmn's word Is an excel
lent thing to take at Its face value.
The turtle Is as healthy and trisky
as a youngster, and all that seemed
to trouble It was extreme hunger,
from Its long journey. Cincinnati
The Mr. Calvert referred to In the
above article is a brother of Sam ?nd
Clifford Calvert, of Bell, and a neph
ew of Moses Calvert, of this place.
He at one time clerked In Fclbel
BreB' store and will 'be remembered
by many of our citizens. He was at
home on a visit last spring when he
was told of the turtle being still
alive, but had to be shown bbfore he
would believe It.
To Have an Exhibition of tho
Products of its Farm and Gar
dons at State Fair.
Highland county will have an
hiblt at the State Fair this fall.
The exhibit will consist of the
products of the farm and garden and
a special exhibit of the different kinds
of wood found in this county.
O. C. Muhlback will have charge of
this matter and he asks that all
people having anything that they de
sire to have placed in the exhibit Bee
or write him. In order to make this
display representative of the best
products of this county will require a
great deal of hard work on Mr. Muhl
back's part and he asks for the
hearty co-operation of the people of
As an idea of what the exhibit will
be some of the different things to be
contained in the exhibit are here
given: Wheat In the sheaf, wheat In
the measure., oats In the sheaf, oats
in the measure, alfalfa, timothy,
orchard grass, etc., both seed and In
the sheaf ; fruits of all kinds ; etc.
If the proper assistance Is given
Mr. Muhlback this exhibition should
be quite an advertisement for the
county, Anyone having any especi
ally fine farm produce will confer a
favor on Mr, Muhlback by advising
him of the fact.
Mrs. S. R. Howard and son, Joseph,
are the guests of relatives at Jamestown.
As Shown by Report of Depart
ment of Agrloulturo on
Whoat Prospoots Bottor than Last
Year Recent Drought Cansed
Annual Prospoots to bo Bo
low tho Avorago.
The following report represents
area and.condltlon of the crops named
as compiled from returns received
from the regular correspondents of
the Department. The area estimates
of corn and potatoes are by compari
son with areas of 1007 as returned by
Wheat, estimated area for the har
vest, 1,843,850 acres.
Wheat, prospect compared with an
average, 80 per cent.
Barley, prospect compared with an
average, 80 per cent.
Rye, prospect compared with an
average, 84 per cent.
Oats, prospect compared with an
average, 17 per cent.
Corn, area In 1007, 2,044,001 acres.
Corn, area this year compared with
1007, 07 per cent.
Corn, total estimated area for 1008,
2,850 354 acres.
Corn, prospect compared with an
average, 87 per cent.
Corn, damage by cut worm, 3.3 per
Corn, damage by white grub, 1 5 per
Clover, damage by white grub, 1
Potatoes, area In 1007, 110,842 acres.
Potatoes, area planted this year
compared with 1007, 00 per cent.
Potatoes, estimated area for 1008,
Potatoes, prospect compared with
an average, 81 per cent.
Tobacco, acreage compared with
last year, 81 per cent.
Timothy, prospect compared with
an average, 85 per cent.
Pastures, condition compared with
an average, 05 per cent.
Horses, Condition compared with an
average, 05 per cent.
Colts, number compared with an
avaracc, 03 per cent.
Cattle, condition compared with an
average, 07 per cent.
Calves, number compared with an
average, 04 prrceut.
Wool, clip compared with last year,
03 per cent.
The wheatharvest Is now In progress
and from the returns received fnm
the oillclal correspondents of the lie
partmeut It is estimate! that the
total yield will be 80 per cent, of a f ill
average crop. While this is a decline
of 8 per cent. In prospect since the
Issuance of the June report, It is not
discouraging, as, compared with the
crop of 1007 at this time, it Is 7 per
cent, above the prospect estimate
then reported ; hence the average
yield per acre should exceed last
year's harvest. Compared with last
year the acreage is 88 per cent, and
the total product for the Btate will
not fall far short of the crop of 1007.
Wheat came out of winter In much
better candltlon than waR antici
pated, and the weather conditions
following being favorable, the plant
showed Improvement with each
month's report until the present time.
Frtquent rainfalls, followed by long
continued drouth during the past
month, have tended to reduce the
prospect. There Is also some com
plaint of damage by fly and other
insects, while many of the corres
pondents note that the wheat is
struck with ruBt. The estimated
area of wheat plowed up this spring
was so meagre that no report Is made
of same, and approximately the en
tire area originally seeded remained
for ihe harvest.
Oats show a decline in prospect of
12 per cent, during the past month,
bel lg now estimated at 77 per cent,
compared with an average. The
correspondents generally note that
the decline Is due to drouth,
The estimated area planted to corn
Is 07 per cent, comp-ued with 1007
area, or 2,850,354 acres. Its growing
condltlou Is quite satisfactory, being
reported at 87 per cent, compared
with an average, Corn generally Is
small, as the planting was late, and
its growth Is not uniform, due to
Irregularity in time of planting.
The crop has suffered from drouth
during the pubt month. Tho damage
reported by cut and grub worm is
The estimated area planted to
potatoes la reported at 115,272 acres,
or 00 per cent, in comparison with the
area planted In 1007. The crop is
suffering for rain, although its pres
ent condition is fair, being estimated
at 81 per cent, compared with an
Pastures generally are In fine
Compared with an average the
condition of horses and cattle is re
ported at 05 and 07 per cent., re
spectively. Small Blazo.
The fire department was called to
the shed back of the Hotel Dillon In
which the street road roller is kept
Wednesday afternoon . A small blaze,
which had started In the roof, had
been put out by ths employees of
Carroll's Carriage Factory before the
department got there. It Is supposed
that the fire must have started from
a spark from the engine of the roller,
as It had been taken from the shed
only a short time before. This is one
of the worst sections of the town In
which a fire could Btart, as there are
so many frame buildings In the neigh
borhood and it is Indeed fortunate
that It was discovered before it had
much of a start.
Now Sidowalks on Main Stroot Or
dored. Usual Business.
The regular monthly meeting of
Council was held Monday evening.
A petition signed by a large num
ber of property owners on West Main
Street, asking for tbe building of a
pavement from the residence of Arch
Landess to Elm Street was presented.
This walk will extend along the prem
l8es occupied by P J. Geyler's Plan
ing Mill directly south of B. tc O. de
pot. A resolution ordering tbe con
struction of the walk was passed.
Property owners on John and Fair
Streets presented a petition asking
for an extension of the water mains
bo that they would have fire protect
ion. Chaunccy Gross addressed Coun
cil on behalf of the petitioners and
showed the great need of this Im
provement as the property In this
section of the city was practically
without protection In case of lire.
The matter was referred to the fire
A number of the residents on Uhrlg
Street presented a petition asking
that the street be macadamized. The
petition stated that the street was In
terrible condition and almost Impass
able at certain times In the year.
This was referred to the street com
mittee. 81,500 was transferred from the
Public Safety to the Public Seivlc
Thcrtgulai bitch of ulll w.it, al
lowed except one or Hugh Vance for
.surveying to establish grade for side
walks, which was held up temporari
ly. This bill Is to be paid, when Mr
Vance files with the c!crk the p.o
files made by him
The Board of Public Affairs report
ed receipts of 8200.20 and expe-idl-tures
The receipts of the city scales for
the month were $18 75.
Mayor Elton reported $S 00 in fines
A report was made by J. O. Vance,
Secretary of the Board of
Public Affairs on the cond tlon of the
public cisterns. He stated that most
of the cisterns were full, but that a
few were practically empty.
Council adjourned until July 20.
Songs of Miss Gardner.
The following article cllmied (mm
the Musical Courier of New York, one
of the leading musical publications of
this country, indicates tbe success of
Mies Grace Gardner In her new de
parture In the musical field. Miss
Gardner, who has frequently charmed
Hlllsboro audiences with her magnlfl
cient, beautifully modulated and well
trained voice, she Is practically un
known here In her o'd home as a com
po'ser. Her host of friends here will
be delighted to hear of her success In
this line :
Grace Gardner is one of the few
women composers who Is winning suc
cess with her songs Schools and uni
versities, as well as some prominent
studl.s, are using the Gardner com
position, and that, a a matter of
course, encourages pupils and pro
fessionals to slng.them In nubile and
private. Mies Gardner's songs appeal
to cultured intellects, for while they
are not of the complex, involved order.
they are assuredly not commonplace.
Some of the songs heard on programs
during the past season Include : "The
Path Across ,the Mountain." "The
Water Nymph's Call" "Undiscovered
and Discovered," and "It Is Spring
time." Mies Gardner has just been
Informed that some ot her songs ap
peared on recent programs at concerts
and recitals In the followlmr cIMos :
Atlanta and Gainesville, Ga. ; Wash
ington, D. O. ; NaBbville, Tenn. ; tt.
Joseph, Mo ; Cleveland, Columbus,
Washington Court Hoise, Ohio.
Ed a. Wiggins, of Lynchburg, was
here on professional business Tuesday.
"Chlng" Goes to Sunday Sohool
With Daughter and Comes
Homo With A Good' One.
OnoOn Hlllsboro Sunday School Su-porlntondent-Jlmmy
ocratic Boss of FrankllnCoun
ty, Taken for Preacher.
You may think you arc the candy,
You may go most every night;
Yonr gifts will always be accepted,
And mamma may say you're right,
Hut take a bit of wisdom, man,
And more careful you will be.
Why ! You're only one of many
Thcrc're other dog-ilsh In the sea.
Sometime ago, "Chlng" Fullerton,
now of Chicago, went to Sunday
School. No, it was not so long ago as
that just recently In fact, for he
went as an escort to his small daugh
ter. According to his version of the
event, the lesson for the day was
about the apostle, Peter. This waB a
Chicago Sunday School remember,
and the teacher bethought herself of
near-by Lake Michigan and the splen
did opportunity to give a practical
Illustration of certain points In the
great disciple's life.
"Now children," she said, "Peter
did something for his livelihood that
we all, who live by the lake, could
do. Who will be the first to tell me
about It ?" Half a dozen small hands
waved frantically. Even a boy of
the Lord Fauntleroy conception, who
looked as It his father had to put the
worm on the hook for him, pawed the
Put one after the other, the hands
went down with such answers as "go
swlmmln' " or 'sall boats", until at
last only one remained aloft. The
owner of this was a red-headed, frcck
cled face mite who looked as if he
would be running his ward after a
time and the teacher gazed at him
dubiously before she asked, "Well
Johnny, what do you think the apos
tle did ?"
"Drowned Cats," came the prompt
Speaking of Sunday Scnool. there
Is a story that came out In one of the
HUg-zlncs somuluie aio which U
claimed to be of Hlllsboro vintage.
It was something like this :
The superintendent of 11? school
was a well- nown rot-rchan: In he
townar don this particular occasion
hd uiudi. an tspt-ciall,) strong talk to1
the school on the tubject of the day.
In c osi lg he asked that the children
wou'd propound to him any question
that mlgl't make the leasou clearer.
"Any q icsllon .it all uow, children,
The response came quickly from a
small maid sitting with one of the
younger classes. "Pleath thir," she
called, "would you tell me the prith
of that red parathol you had In your
window lath week."
"Jimmy" Ross, the chairman nf t-hn
Ohio delegation to the National Dem
ocratic Convention in Denver looks
like an old-time Methodist minister
Instead he is tne Democratic boss of
Franklin county. If you have read
"J. Devlin Bosb", and if you haven't,
take a etip and do It now, you will
have read a fairly cloBe sketch of
Jimmy Ross. Both alike, their word
is as good- as their bond and their
friends are nevor forgotten nor
But this story is of "Uncle Jimmy"
Ross' clerical appearance. It was
durln ' a Methodist conference held
in Columbus a year or so ago and the
city was thronged with the brethren.
"Jimmy" was standing on a corner
waiting for a car; he was adjustlug his
white tie, when one of the members
of the conference approached htm.
"Pardon me brother," the. real arti
cle in ministers exclaimed as he
thrust forth his hand, "I seem to have
met you before. What charge have
you now ?" Jimmy's round face, cir
cumstantial evidence at least of the
sudden decease ot many yellow legged
chickens, beamed benevolently.
"Fifth ward", he replied a-d the
visiting minister grasped a nearby
patrol box for support. "Jimmy"
boarded a passing car the next In
stant, but according to his friends,
the inquiring minister waB still hang
ing to the box, when the district of
ficer nude his call half an hour later.
Last Sabbath morning Mrs. Deaton,
Supt.of the primary department of
the Sabbath School, in a few happily
chosen remarks, pnented to Mr. L.
Detwilcr, superintendent of the
school, a claes of twenty im a
girls piomoted into the Junior de
partment. They seemed with their
bright eager faces to be taking tbe
mot bu.j icio tuc wcnacriul future,