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H1LLSBORO, OHIO, THURSDAY, JULY 23, 1908.
VOL. 72-NO. 18
By JointWorm--HowThls Worm
Works And tho Host Ways
To Fight It.
Prof. Qossard, of Ohio Agricultu
ral Experiment Station Gives
Valuable Advice. Dama go
Caused by Insoot.
By request of Judge H SI. Hugglns
the following article on the damage
caused to the wheat by the joint
worm and the best means of combat
ting it, is published Judge Hugglns
had written Ohas. E Thome, Direct
or of the Station in regard to thl?
matter and receives in reply the fol
lowing article. Prof. Thornc states
in his letter that this outbreak seem
to be the most serious one of that in
sect od record :
Over several counties In southern
Ohio the wheat joint worm, Isosoma
trltlci, has proved a most serious ene
my to wheat this season and there is
good reason for expecting the infest
ed districts will sutler in similar man
ner next year and that the area af
fected will be greatly extended. We
do not yet know the exact extent of
the present season's infection and
the OhloExpcriment station at Woos
ter will appreciate any information
from its correspondents that will as
sist in locating its boundaries. Some
fields in the infested counties are not
worth harvesting and the best among
them have suffered from 10 per cent.
to 25 per cent, loss, while the great
majority seem to have been cut down
to from 40 per cent, to 75 per cent, of
an average crop. The total loss for
the state will amount to a large fig
ures, just how large can, at present,
be only a matter of conjecture. In
many fields It is impossible to find a
straw that is not Infested.
The jointworm has been known as a
wheat pest for 70 years and restricted
localities have at times suffered se
verely for three or four successive
years, but the present outbreak
seems, from present knowledge, to be
of greater extent than any previous
The adult Insect is a small, 4 wing
ed fly, about one-eighth of an inch
long, belonging in the same order of
insects as the wasps and ants It ap
pears in late April, May or early
June, according to the latitude or
the backwardness or forwardness of
the season, and lays its eggs in the
straw, generally selecting the upper
most joints that have appeared at
the date of egg-laying. The young
worms develop rapidly, each In a lit
tle cavity within the straw. Often
knots, swellings and twistlngs occur
In the straw at the point of infesta
tion, again there Is little sign of the
insect's presence except a slight dis
coloration or a little deviation of the
fibers and grooves of the Btraw from
their uatural course. When the in
fested section is split with a knife it
is found to be brittle and woody in
character, and contains from 3 or 4
to 20 or more yellowish larva:, about
one-eighth Inch long when full grown.
These larva; remain In the straw un
til the following spring when they is
sue as adults and commence again the
life cycle In the new crop. The dam
age is done by the worms cutting off
the sap supply from the head, causing
it to become shortened, containing
comparatively few kernels and such
kernels as develop arc apt to be small
and shrivelled from lack of nourish
ment. Also because of the brlttle
ness of the straw, high winds are apt
to oreak much of it down.
The following measures of control
are suggested : Sow as little wheat
as possible id the infested districts
next year. Cut Infested grain low so
as to leave as few larva: in the stub
ble as poBBlble. Wherever practica
ble, burn over Infested stubble this
fall or plow it under deeply. Scatter
no green manure, containing Infested
straw, on or near fields that are to be
used fon wheat. Sow all wheat as far
as possible from wheat fields of the
preceding season, Sow quite early,
from one to three weeks earlier than
Is customary in your neighborhood, so
the grain will be well along toward
heading out before the eggs are laid
next May. Hessian fly need cause no
fear at the present time, hence,
there 1b no reason for sowing late.
The nearer the wheat is to heading
when the eggs are laid, the better,
since the heads will form and the ker
nels partially fill out before the sap
currents are materially Interfered
with. For, the Bame reason fertilize
rather heavlyl, using a mixture rich
In phosphorus to secure a strong
Btraw. Work the seed bed Into the
best possible physical condition,
fore seeding. .Badly Infested ..'straw
that is unused by the first of,TAprU
should be burned. The broken bits of
Btraw that run Into the Rraln from
the thrcahlng machine should be sep
aratcd out and burned. Districts
that arc only moderately infested
the present year should observe the
same precautions as the badly In
fested neighborhoods. Stubble fields
that cannot be burnedover In the fall
may be harrowed over in the spring
to break down the stubble, after
which use a hay rake to collect them,
then set on fire.
Sunday School Convontlon.
The next Penn Township 8unday
School Convention will be held at
Auburn Chapel, Sunday, AugU9t 0, at
2:30 p. m. Address by Rev. J. H.
LeaBc. All arc invited.
Dr. C. L. Chollar, veterinary sur
geon, who has been located at Blooms
burg, Pa., has opened an office at
Charles Roush'a livery barn on North
High St. The doctor has had ten
year's experience and comes highly
H. C.T. I. will convene Aug. 3,
1008, with the following officers In
charge i Pros., Supt. S. L. Yochum,
of Ralnsboro; Vlce-Pres., F. H. G.
Bell, B. S., of Marshall ; Ex. Commit
tee, Supt. W. A. Lucas. East Monroe;
Col. John Bradley, of Buford; Prof.
Charles Duncan, of Russell. Dr. Lin
coln Hulley and Dean H. O. Minnich,
of Miami University, will be the lect
urers. A committee is mailing ar
rangements for a special entertain
ment one evening during the session.
Reception, to teachers by the town
people Monday evening Aug. 3.
No trials have ever attracted the
attention that the trials of those im
plicated in the murder of Governor
Goebel, of Kentucky. Caleb Powers,
who was twice convicted of murder In
first degree and sentenced to be hang
ed for hls offense and once sentenced
to the penitentiary for life, will speak
here on the opening day of the Cha
tauqna. All of the verdicts against
him were set aside by the higher
courts and he was recently pardoned
by Gov. Wilson. Every one has heard
of Caleb Powers and will be anxious
to hear and see him.
STATE GRANGE MEETING
To Bo Held During State Fair at
the Fair Grounds
The one event to which all patrons
ca-erly look forward with pleasura
ble anticipation Is the annual reunion
of the order, as at this meeting they
are enabled to meet and greet their
brethren from all sections of the
state, and a year's enjoyment is
crowded Into the two days of the an
nual gathering. The attendance at
the reunion increases each year ; in
fact during the past years the crowds
have swelled to such proportions that
the Ohio State Board of Agriculture
generously provided a large assembly
room, thoroughly equipped with every
convenience, as headquarters for the
patrons during their visit at the Ex
position. Not only does this festive
gathering afford opportunity to gar
ner the joys of brotherly association,
but, as the Ohio State Fair Is purely
an educational institution, tho patrona
reap the benefit of its influences and
also enjoy the entertainment provided
by the exposition managers,
Hon. F. A. Derthlck, State Master,
confidently predicts that the largest
gathering of patronB ever assembled
will be In attendance at the coming
reunion, hence he has prepared a pro
gram of unusual interest, while the
State Board of Agriculture will pro
vide entertainment of the highest ex
cellence. Following Is the State Mas
ter's official call for the reunion :
"Patrons of Ohio are eagerly look
ing forward to our annual gathering
on the State Fair grounds at Colum
bus, which occurs this year Wednes
day and Thursday, September 2 and 3.
"Headquarters will be at Grange
Hall in the Administration Building,
where every provision will be made
for the comfort of visiting patrons.
Let all who have ever been within
our gates, but who may have lost
active connection with the order,
come and renew their fellowship and
learn what great strides are being
made by the Grange along social edu
cational and economic lines. Promi
nent patrons will be present, and In
teresting exercises will be arranged.
Program and details will be announced
later. The State Board of Agricul
ture has In the past proved a gracious
host, and will spare no pains this year
to make our reunion a Red Letter Day
in our memory. Come and bring your
friends ; leave your packages and
wraps at headquarters. See the great
exposition and renew and extend ac
"F, A. DEimiiOK,
-i '.'.Master Ohio State Grange.'!
MAYOR AND MARSHAL
Of Sinking Spring Resign On
Account of Criticism of
Their Oflloial Act.
Marshal Has Boon Drlnklng-May-or
Inflicting Too Slight Finos
Election to Onst Honky Tonk
Saloon Sot For Aug. 10.
The Honky Tonk In Brushcrcek
township has caused Sinking Spring
to loose Its Mayor and Marshal.
On Monday Jas. M. Patton,
Mayor of that village, handed in his
resignation to Council, to take effect
August 1. The 'Marshal, J. F. Grif
fith, by request handed In his resigna
tion to take effect at once and Hen
derson Drake was 'appointed in his
The Marshal is accused of having
been a frequenter of the Honky Tonk
saloon and looking to frequently
through the bottom of his glass. The
good citizens of Sinking Spring ob
jected to this and his resignation was
Some arrests from drunkenness
have occurred since the opening of
the saloon and criticism of the May
or's action In the punishment Inflict
ed Is reported to be the cause of res
ignations. Some have thought that
he has not made the fines heavy
enough on those that have been ar
rested. Mayor Patton gave no rea
son to Council for his resignation,
but the criticism of his official acts
arc undoubtedly responsible for It.
The saloon Is situated about two
miles from the vlllago and has been
doing a very large business, and a
great deal of opposition has arisen
to it among the citizens of that town
ship. An election has been called for
Monday, Aug. 10th, when the residents
of the township wlllbeglvcn an oppor
tunity to decide whether or not they
want It to remain. There can be no
doubt but that the "drys" will carry
the day and the life of the last and
only saloon In Highland county will
expire on September 0
Hard to Guess.
Saturday evening when the C. H. &
D. 7 o'clock train rolled Into the de
pot and the passengers commenced
to alight, oue of them had the mis
fortune to drop his suit case, ostensi
bly because the handle waB too weak
to support the heavily packed grip.
When the case struck the hard ground
there was an unspeakable sound of
breaking glass (perhaps it was a lamp
chimney he had purchased for his
wife) and the owner of the suit case
hugged it up in his arms so tight that
the juice was literally squeezed from
the much abused "case. With the
load still grasped in his arms he pro
ceeded down the platform, while the
"juice" still tfoamed and bubbled In
its wild endeavor to get away. The
puzzle Is, what kind of a suit did the
case contain? Washington Record.
The 100S session of the Highland
County Teachers' Institute will be
held August 3 to 7 at the Washington
School Building, Hlllsboro, O.
The committee has been most for
tunate in securing as instructors,
Dean H. C. Minnich, of the Miami
University, and.Dr. Lincoln G. Hulley,
of Stetson University, DeLand, Fla.
In addition to the dally program
there will be four night sessions.
Citizen's night, lecture by Dr. Hul
ley, concert and lecture by Dean
It 1b to be hoped that the citizens
will avail themselves of this oppor
tunity of a weeks' Intellectual enter
tainment. ,Wator Work Extension.
On last Monday evening at an ad
journed meeting of council the com
mittee on extension of water works
on Fair and John streets reported.
The report showed that it would
take 1,550 feet of pipe and two fire
plugs to furnish the necessary fire
protection for this section of the
A motion waa made and carried for
the fire committee to employ someone
to make the extension.
The extension authorized is one that
is badly needed. This section of the
town has been almost entirely be
wilded since the installation of the
water works, and in case of fire would
be practically without protection.
This was the only business trans
acted by council.
Preaching by the pastor at 10:30 a.m.
Sermon "Teachings of Jesus About
Christian Endeavor at 7:30 p, m.
Subject "The Story of Familiar
SDIT FOR DIYORCE
Filed by Mrs. Irma Bennor Wollo
at Chlllicotho Another Sceno
of tho Wolro Troubles.
Broach of Promlso Suit Followed
by MarrlagoMarrlago Follow-
od by Divorce Suit Who Is
Wlfo of Elmor E. Wolfo.
Another scene of the disgusting
Wolfe matrimonial affairs was placed
on the boards this week.
On July 10th Elmer E. Wolfe, of
Balnbrldgc, and Mrs. Irma Belle
Bcnncr were married In Cincinnati.
Wolfe had been living at the home of
his mother, near Balnbrldgc, with a
Miss Clara Malonc, whom he had
brought there and Introduced to
everyone as hiB wife. A child had
been born to them and everyone sup
posed that they were married. Wolfe
now denies that he was ever legally
married to Miss Malonc. She clalmB
that they wen married, but has so
far failed to produce the marriage
After the supposed marriage of
Wolfe to Miss Malonc Miss Benncr,
or Mrs. Wolfe No. 2, brought'a $10,000
damage suit against him for breach
of promise. This suit was pending at
the time of their marriage.
The mother of Miss Malonc or Mrs.
Wolfe No. 1 was a visitor at the
Wolfe homestead on Saturday. She
was endeavoring to find out the true
affairs. Her daughter is atlll at the
Wolfe home near Balnbrldgc.
The scene now being acted started
on Monday when Mrs. Irma Bcnncr
Wolfe brought suit for divorce at
Chllllcothc against Wolfe on the
ground that since their marriage he
had been living in adultery with one
Miss Clara Malonc. The petition
also alleges gross neglect of duty.
Wolfe is supposed to have married
Miss Bcnncr to get rid of the breach
of promise suit. He disposes of it but
gets a divorce suit in its place. His
actions are a very good example of
jumping from the "frying pan Into
What will be the outcome of all of
this Is hmd to say, but one thing
there can be no douht, Wolfe 1b either
crazy , or a most despicable, oncry,
low-down cur, utcerly lacking In all
sense of morality and decency, a
Immoral degenerate. It is to be
hoped that he cau in some way be
made to suffer for his actions, wheth
er be Is guilty of bigamy or seduct
ion Breach of promise suit dismiss :d
July 0, married Jul 10, suit for di
vorce filed July 20, on grounds of adul
tery, Is certainly what you might
call "going some."
There is certainly material here
for a fine melodrama, If a hero or
heroine could be found and about one
more act put on where the villlan Is
punished and everyone else is happy.
DECREASE IN SALOONS
About Five Hundred Fewer Appli
cations For Llconses This
Year Than Last.
The State Auditor gave out a re
port last week showing the number
of applications for saloon licenses
this year. Last year there were 0,512
saloons In this state. This year there
have been applications filed for 0,050,
It is expected that this number will
be materially decreased, as a number
of the applicants each year fail to
pay the license after making appli
cation. There are two less saloons In Ham
ilton county than last year and It now
has 1,788. Cuyahoga county lost 12
and now has J,040. LucaB county lost
24 and now has COO.
Brown, Greene, Warren, Monroe,
Wayne and Erie are the only co'untles
in the state that have more saloons
than in 1007.
The only counties that have no sa
loons now are Morgan, Clinton, Fay
ette, Cuyahoga and Harrison.
If the reduction in the number of
saloons should be as many aa 402 It
will mean a loss of Dow taxes,
amounting to $402,000. It was at first
thought that the loss would amount
to $7i0,000 and It may still reach that
Many readers may be surprised
not to find Highland caunty In the
list of dry counties, forgettlug about
the saloon that has 'been running at
the edge of this county near Sinking
Spring for tho past two weeks. High
land, however, is certain to soon join
the list of dry counties and with the
advent of the county local option law
on September 1, many other counties
are sure to be numbered In this list,
Tho Building of Traction Lino From
Hero to Chlllicotho Capital
ists Go Ovor Right of Way.
On Monday morning a number of
Chllllcothcans who are interested in
the building of a- traction road from
here to that place, accompanied by
President Frank A. Davis and Chief
Counsel Harry M. Daughtcrty, of the
Scioto Traction Co., left Chilllcethe
to go over the propo3cd route. Messrs.
Davis and Daughtcrty have interested
themselves in the matter aB represen
tatives of the capitalists behind the
Scioto Valley Traction Company.
These men, among whom arc a
number of wealthy Cincinnati men,
contemplate making the road from
Hlllsboro to Chllllcothc the connect
ing link between the line running
from Cincinnati here and the line
from Chllllcothc to ColumbuB. A
direct traction line from Cincinnati
to Columbus has been for a long time
discussed. Routes through Greenfield
and Washington C. H. have been dis
cussed and examined.
The road by way of Chllllcothc,
although somewhat longer, runs
through a very fertile territory and
one untouched by traction lines, and
It Is believed would be a paying in
vestment from the start.
The trip Monday is simply a pre
liminary one for the purpose of look
ing over the prospecte, and if the im
pression that was made on Messrs.
Davis and Daughcrty was a favorable
one the prospects arc that the road
will be built In the near future.
News that men of the standing of
Pres. Davis and Mr. Daugherty arc
interesting themselves In this road
would indicate that the chances arc
good that something material will
develop in regard to building this
road and be good news to the residents
along the line.
Probato Court Proceedings.
E. Claric Wlsccup appointed admr.
of Margaret Wlsccup.
O. C. Wlckcrham, gdn. of Perlce P.
WIckerham. filed seventh and final
Martha Roads, cxr. of John Roadcs,
filed first account.
Esther and Lovctta Brice, admrx,
of Evalinc Brlcc, filed statement In
lieu of final account.
John M. Turlcy and Jas N Patton,
exra. of Hampton Turley, llleu tirst,
flnal ad distributive account.
Exceptions to account of Ardella
Holiday, cxrx. of Hcury Uhoades filed.
J. L. (ialdwcll ai.poln'.ca guardian;
Harry N. Ncwbcck, ct al.
E. O. McKeehan, ad nr. of F. J. Mc
Kcchan, filed first and final account.
Cora N. Edlngfield appointed admrx.
of Chancs M. Edlngflcld.
Win. A. Balrd, aUmr. of L C. Prlcer,
filed application for settlement
against C. O. C. & St. L. R. R.
Robert McLaughlin, admr. of Fred
erick Baker, filed Inventory and ap
praisement. Robert McLaughlin, admr of Fred
erick R. Barker, filed application to
sell personal property at private sale.
R. S. Evans appointed administra
tor of James E. Evans.
The following excellent program
has been prepared for the Christian
Endeavor Convention to be held In
the Presbyterian Church at New
Market Thursday, July 30.
' MOHNJNO SESSION.
10:00 a. m.
Devotional J. D. VanWinkle
New Market, O.
Paper Mission Study Class
Address Thomas J. Klphart
State Secretary, Cincinnati, O.
Appointment of Committees.
' APTEUNOON SESSION,
1:30 p. m.
Song Service. .Ucv. Harry Hole. Highland, O
Paper-Qulct Hour Miss Nannie Bowles
Recitation Ester Wright
Address Thomas J. Klphart
Roll Call of Societies.
Election of Officers.
7i00 p, HI.
Consecration John Baker
Address Rev. Freely Rohrer
Full line of tin and granite ware at
Cash Merchandise Co.
Mrs. John Newby, of Wilmington,
is the guest of her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Adam Krug. '
Who has not heard of Caleb Powers
and his connection with the Goebel
murder? He will speak here the
opening day of tho Chatauqua.
Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Morman, of
Springfield, who have been guests of
Mr, and Mrs. Arch Vance,' returned
Is Now In tho Hands ol the Jury
Arguments Completed On
Early Agreement In Vordlct byJnry
Expoctod. Yaplo and Morrow
for Stato and Goldsberryand
Sloano For the Dofonso.
After the Wednesday adjournment
on account of the funeral of a rela
tive of one of the jur ra, the Ander
son case opened on Thursday with
the State putting on more witnesses
to prove the sanity of the defend
ant. Thursday and Friday were taken
up by the State with witnesses who
were acquainted with and had had
many opportunities to notice any
peculiarities that the defendant
might have. All of them testified
that they had never seen anything
unusual about him and that they
thought he was a bright, intelligent
young man and perfectly sane.
On Monday morning the defense
was given the privilege of again plac
ing Orvlllc "Speck" Sanders on the
stand. Ab will be remembered by
those who have followed this case
closely, he was on his original exami
nation the principal witness for the
State outside of the immediate fam
ily. At this time the only question
asked him was In regard to the revol
ver used by Anderson in killing Pearl
Warning. He stated that it was a
The special charges to be given the
jury were then taken up by the court.
The special charges requested by the
defense had been handed to Judge
Drcsbach on Sunday. The ones pre
sented by the State were given him
on the opening ot court Monday. The
court excused the jury while the
charges were being considered.
Immediately upon the convening of
court in the afternoon Judge Drcs
bach read to the jury such of the spe
ial cnarges of both the state and de
fense as had been allowed y him.
The argument of the case was
then begun by Luther B. Yaple for
the Stac. Eich side was allowed six
hdurs for the argument. Mr. Yanle
spoke for three hours, going Into the
testimony and c-.retuMv reviewing it.
He was followed by Mr. Goldsbcrrv
for the defense, who
two hours. Mr. Sloane, who Is ad
mittedly one of toe finest of criminal
lawyer? In the State, then took up.
the argument of the c.ee. His argu
ment was a masterpiece of logic and
oratory, and one of the best efforts he
has ever made. During his entire ar
gument the court roost was crowded
with spectators. He closed Tuesday
Col. D. Q Morrow closed for the
State He took up all of Wednesday
morning and nls handling of the tes
timony and presentations of the sa
lient points In the case was very ef
fective. Upon the convening of court after
the noon recess on Wednesday, Judge
Dresbach charged the jury. The
case went to the jury at 2:30 and at
the time of going to press were still
out. A verdict Is confidently expect
ed by the States' attorneys by some
time this Wednesday evening.
We are In receipt of several hundred
very handsome campaign buttons of
the Hon. Jesse Taylor, the Republi
can candidate for congress In this
district. All Republicans who desire
these buttons may receive them by
calling at this office. Aslongnsthoy
last you are welcome to them.
About ten tons of hay in a meadow
belongingto John Strain were destroy
ed by fire one day last week. In an
effort to stop the spread of the fire a
colored man named Deal, employed
on the place, attempted to plow a
furrow around it. He was overcome
by the heat and medical aid was sum
moned. He soon recovered. The
origin of the tire is unknown.
United Brethren Church.
Sunday School at 0,
Morning Worship at 10:30.
Y. P. O. U. at 0.30.
In the evening at 7:30 all are Invit
ed to hear an address by Prof. F. H.
Warren, who for several years has so
successfully superintended our public
schools. The aim of this address 1b
to help us as citizens, parents and
children to appreciate the possibili
ties given us In our public and High
Mrs. Hairy Chance returned to her
home In Covington Sunday after a
weeks' visit with bor parents, Mr.
and Mrs. John .Dillon.