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H1LLSBORO, OHIO, THURSDAY, JUNE 3, 1909.
OPEN AIR CONCERTS
.Are JBelng Provided Elsewhere But
Oars Haven't Been Started Yet.
In most neighboring towns and 'Til
lages band concerts are being given
wcokly. It !b to be hoped that HIIIb
boro will not be left out of the pro
cession. Ae matters stand the members of
'the local band are willing -to furnish
the concerts at very reasonable rates,
but feel that they should not be asked
to play for a whole lot less than is
paid for Bimllar work in other .placeB,
manyof them much-smaller than this.
And they do not like the system here
tofore in voguci which has been a
cross between sandbagging and pass
ing the hat. Some of our neighboring
towns have citizens able and willing
to donate as much as 50 each tome
01 tnem more lor tms purpose, vye
also have tbem able to do-so. But if
they're willing they've been a trifle
baokward in showing it.
Whether it Is a commendable fact
or not, it Is true that the concerts
hitherto have not been supported by
those 'moot able -to support them. And
in this dense they have, after all, re--fleeted
the enterprise of "th&people,
rather than the capitalists.
There has been more than one in
stance of a clerk in a big business
concern cheerfully chipping in two
bits a -week when the boss put up a
bad luck story and added the paltry
coin to hie hoard.
It'WiU-eurprlse those who have never
.given the matter a thought to learn
that- the Hlllsboro Military Band
represents an investment of .about
;$3000 in -cash for instruments, unl
forms.and library, not countlngwhat
ias been .paid for instruction and in.
cldental expenses of maintenance
since its organization. And then
-there .is the individual effort .given by
the members, who have studied and
practiced and labored to keep the
Institution going when that was no
No other expenditure of money gives
pleasure to so many in proportion to
the amount aB that spent for open air
concerts. In most cities they are paid
ior-by appropriations from the munici
pal treasury, or partly so, at least,
where they are not provided for by
-private .philanthrophy, as at Cincin
nati by thcGroeebeck and Schmldlapp
endowments and the Flelechman
It should not be looked at as a sordid
proposition, for, aside from the ques
tion of whether these concerts bring
a penny to town or not, can pillsboro
afford to let any neighboring town set
a gait that she can't travel ?
Perhaps the Business Men's Club
might solve the .question, which, be
cause it is a matter of general public
concern, undoubtedly lies within the
scope of that excellent organization.
"Man comes into this world without
his consent and leaves it against his
will. During his stay on earth his
time is spent in one continuous round
of contraries and misunderstandings
by the balance of the species, In his
Infancy he 1b an angel ; In hie boyhood
he is a devil; in his manhood he la
everything from a lizard up ; in his
duties he is a fool; if he raises a
family he is a chump ; if he raises a
small check he is a thief, and the law
raises the devil with him ; If he is a
poor man, he is a poor manager and
has no sense; if he is rich, he Is dis
honest but considered smart ; if he 1b
in politics you .can't place him, as he
is an undesirable citizen ; ifhe goes to
church, he Is a bypocrit ; if he stays
away from church, he is a sinner and
damned; if he donates to foreign
missions, he does it for a show ; if he
doesn't he 1b stingy and a tight wad ;
when he ' first comes into the
world, everybody wants to kiss him ;
before he goes out they all want to
kick him. 11 he dies young there was
a great future before him ; if he lives
to a ripe old age he 1b simply in the
way and living to save funeral ex
penses. This life is a funny road, but
we all like to travel it juBt-the same."
The Indian Village at Chester Park
1b Bald to be the best show of itB kind
ever brought East. It has created a
real sensation in the city and the Cin
cinnati papers are urging their read
ers to visit it for the the educational
as well as the entertainment feat
ures. There are twenty IndianB in
the village and four of them are the
"cutest" of little papooses.
Ed. Cook, of Chllllcothe, who is a
student at Cornell University, won
the broad jump at the track and field
meet of the leading universities of
thU country held at Cambridge, MaBB,,
last Saturday. His best jump was
22 ft. Or in. He is well known here,
having taken part In the 0, 0. 1. A. L,
meets when a student at Chllllcothe
Observed in Appropriate Maa--ner
Monday, Beautiful Trib
ute Paid Old Soldiers.
Graves are Strewn With Flowers
Judge West Delivers Address
Eulogistic of Those Who
Preserved the Union.
Memorial Day waB observed with
appropriate services here Monday.
Every detail of the excellent program
was carried out.
The parade was an excellent one
and tsasy old soldiers took part. The
ranks, however, were thinner than
last year, their step Mower and their
forms less erect. Yet, r'ho, that
watched the parade did not feel a re
newed and greater devotion to his
country as this remnant of the
Grand Army passed.
At the Soldiers' Monument the Im
pressive and beautiful ritualistic
service of the G. A. R. and W. R. C.
The concluding services were held
at the Opera House and were opened
by a beautiful cornet solo by Mrs.
Dr. J. R. Collcy then eloquently In
voked the Divine blessing on the as
semblage. Miss Hazel Nye sang a patriotic
song which was much enjoyed.
Lincoln's Gettysburg address, which
is unnlversally conceded to be one of
the masterpieces of English literature
and without which no Memorial Day
service would be complete, was read
by Hon. M. T. Vanpelt.
The audience was then favored by
two excellent vocal selections by
Mies Laura Shawe.
The address of the afternoon was
made by Judge E. J. West, of Wil
mington. He took up the different
conditions and causes that brought
on the war. He carried the old sol
diers back to the camps. and battle
fields, spoke of the defeats and disap
pointments of the first years of the
war. How many lost heart and were
discouraged ana then led on up to
the final great victories of the Wil
derness and Lee's surrender to Grant
at Appomatox. The trials of the re
construction period were spoken of
and bitterness and hatred that grew
out of the mistakes of that period.
He rejoiced in the reunion of the
north and eouth and In the fact that
all were now brothers with the hatred
and enmities of the period burled.
He paid an eloquent tribute to the
deeds of the rank and file of the sol
diers and the heroism of the women,
both as nurses in the field and In
freely giving their loved ones at their
At the conclusion of Judge West's
address the large audience sang
The benediction was then pro
nounced. Another Memorial Day has passed
and a juet tribute ias been paid to
those who sacrificed bo much to
preserve the union and a lesson of
patriotism taught to the rising gen
Will Graft New oalp.
Mies Lucy Gibson, who was consid
ered one of the prettiest girls in
Greenfield, and who had the scalp
completely torn from her head in
a laundry in that city last July, has
been removed to a hospital in Cincin
nati and the work of grafting a new
scalp upon her head will be com
menced at once. Miss Gibson has
been confined to her bed almost ever
since the horrible accident occuircd.
She has brought suit for heavy dam
ages because of the injury.
Hon, Walter D. Gullbert, president
of the Capital Savings & Trust Co., of
Columbus and former State Auditor,
W. O. Johnson, capitalist, of Chicago,
111.. Assistant Attorney General W. H,
Miller and Mr. Wheeler, of Wheeling,
W. Va., an expert hydro-electrical
engineer, were taken down to the
Point Sunday by John M. Waddell
and son, Neal, of Greenfield. They
examined the ground where it 1b pro
posed to build the dams, whereby the
water power of Paint and Rocky Fork
creeks will be transformed into elec
tricity. They were enthusiastic over
Burch D. Hugglns "and Mr, and Mrs.
George Peters, of Columbus, arrived
here Saturday for. a short visit at the
home of the former's father, Judge
H. M. Hugglns. Mr. Hugglns and
Mr. Peters returned home Tuesday,
Mr 8. Peters remained for a Bhort visit
with MIsb Lucile Hugglns.
Dr. Howard has moved his office Into
the room formerly occupied by
Schwelnsbcrger's saloon, next door to
Keever's restaurant, Both phones,
ECLIPSE THIS EVENING
Visible from this Section Unless As
tronomers have Slipped a
Cog In Calculating.
There are to be four eclipses this
year two of the sun and two of the
moon and one of the latter is sched
uled to occur this evening.
There will be a central eclipse of
the sun on Thursday afternoon, June
17, visible in the United States and
Canada. The central eclipse will be
annular for a short time, at the be
ginning and end, and total during the
remainder of the course.
The ccllppe will begin in this vicini
ty about 0:30 o'clock, lasting but a
short time. It wil, be the first total
eclipse visible in Highland county for
a great many years.
A total eclipse of the moon will also
be seen 'November 20 and 27 and will
be visible In the United States, Cana
da, Mexico, Central and South Ameri
ca. A partial eclipse of the sun will
aho occur December 12, invisible In
10:30 a. m. Communion Service and
Installation of Officers.
7:30 p. m. "The Land Where Jesus
Lived Bethlehem." The service
will be Illustrated with stercopticon
Subject for morning sermon next
Sunday : "An Important Question
for Hlllsboro Christians to Answer."
Sunday evening the pastor will
give the first of a series of twenty
minute Sunday evening addresses,
the topic being "What Women
Ought to Know."
Meeting on the Court House Lawn
Rev. O. L. Martin, pastor of the
Baptist church, of this city, assisted
by Dr. H. P. Smith, of Dayton, and
Prof. B. F. Griffith, of Granville, will
hold a religious meeting in front of
the Court Houbc, Saturday at 2:30 p.
m., if the weather 1b favorable.
Mass Mooting for Hon.
At the First Baptist Church Sunday
afternoon at 2:30, Rev. Harlan P.
Smith D. D., late of Boston, Mass ,
but now a resident of Dayton, Ohio,
will speak to men only Good music
will be furnished for the occasion and
all men and boys over twelve years of
age arc cordially invited. Dr. Smith
will also preach at the same place at
10:30 and 7:30, to which services all are
Miami University at Oxford will
celebrate its Centennial Anniversary
commencing Saturday June 12 and
continuing until Thursday June 10.
This is the oldest university of Ithc
Middle West and numbers among its
alumni many of America's most
prominent citizens. Quite a number
of HilUboro's citizens and former
residents claim this historic institu
tion as their alma mater.
At the Alumni Luncheon to be held
on Wednesday Hon. J. J. Pugsley will
respond to the toast: "The Class of
'50" and Emory L. Ferris, formerly of
this place, "The Thompson Adminis
tration." Dean and Mrs. H. C. Minnlcb will
give a reception to former students
and members of the faculty of the
Ohio State Normal College.
Fred Rousb, Falrvlew and Sarah
Oscar Parks, Taylors vllle and Sarah
J. Reedy, Buford.
Clarence Gray, Mowrystown and
Pearl Igo, Folsom.
Albert Greene, Xcnia and Anna
John Stewart, Westboro and Lenna
Milo W.Rose, KlHsman, and Daisy
V, Morris, Greenfield.
Harry Inskeep and Josle Slttcrle,
both of Greenfield.
John W. Sollars, Greenfield and
Madge A. Barrett, Leesburg,
Philip Alexander and Madge Mc
Glnnls, both of Hlllsboro.
James Austin Wilkin, Hlllsboro, and
Goldle May Young, Taylorsvllle.
Parnell Brown and Grace Pyle, both
Grovcr Capllnger, Peebles and
Bertha Shaw, Hlllsboro.
The seven-year-old son, of Bruce
Puckett, of Ripley, fell through a
sky-light In the roof of the canning
factory there a few days ago and in
his fall a large spike ran through the
calf of his leg, suspending him in
mid-air about ten minutes. When
taken down he was unconscious.
Supt. James L. Cadwallader, of
New Vienna, will lecture on John
Gieenleaf Whlttler at Carey town on
Sunday afternoon, the sixth Instant.
Readings by Miss Marian V, Cadwal
lader, Singing by the Terrell Quartette.
On last Monday night. May 24, the
friends of Misa Mary Slmbro, gathered
at her home to remind her of her
eighteen birthday. Ice cream, cake
and bananas were served. Those
present were Alvln Horn and wife,
Robert McNary and wife, Mrs. Jacob
Slmbro, Misses Lydia and Pearl Mob
erly, Florence Whltel, Hazel Fettro,
Gladys Gverman, Irene Hlxon, Ethel
Groves, Florence Fenner, Lula Hardin,
Ruby Hcthcrlngton, Cecil Stratton,
Margcncand Ruth Carlisle, Roy Frost
Roy and Homer Groves, Boyd Fenner,
Homer Chancy, Fred Wclty, Oakley
Overman, Edward Mobcrlcy, John and
Alexander Moberley. They Indulged
in games until a late hour all wishing
Miss Mary many more happy birth
days. One Who Was Tueue.
Ed Ayrcs and Harry Roads, rcprc
scnting the Hlllsboro High School,
went to Delaware and took part In
the High School Field Meet held there
last Saturday. They were Hlllsboro's
only representatives but secured
second place in the meet in competi
tion with athcletes from the leading
high schools of the state, Toledo
Central totaling only 20 points to
their 23. Greenfield and Chllllcothe
also took part but only scored 0 points
Roads won the discus and hammer
throw breaking the record by 3
inches in the latter event, having it
150 feet G inches.
Ayrcs won both the pole vault and
high jump and took second in the
With a little help Ayrcs and Roads
should be able to win first honors for
Hlllsboro at the C. O. I. A. L meet to
beheld at Washington C. H. next
The baccalaureate exercises last
Sunday evening at the Presbyterian
Church were well attended, the capac
ity of the edifice being taxed to the
The musical program waB excellent.
The sermon by Rev. Warren B. Dun
ham was especially excellent and to
the point. Among other things he
warned the young graduates against
empty lives and forming empty asso
ciations, and to illustrate his points
he cited the example of Hlllsboro's
400. Society, in the narrow sense of
course, seemed to him to be empty
and not worth while for those of abil
ity, who can accomplish something.
It was a matter of regret, he said,
that so many of Hlllsboro's 400 seemed
to know nothing else and care for
nothing besides cards. Mr. Dunham
did not think dances wrong when
properly conducted, nor did he con
demn card games, aB he thought both
might afford harmless diversion and
relaxation when not carried to ex
tremes, but he did not think these
amusement should dominate the mind
to the exclusion of far more import
He gave the members of the class
much sound advice which, If they will
heed, should be of much practical
benefit to them in the future.
Probate Conrt Proceedings.
Otho Landess appointed executor
of estate of Levi Landess.
Robert D. McClure appointed admr
of Kate Tudor.
Will of Andrew J. Swain filed.
Will of Eliza J. Taylor filed.
W. N. Robs admr of Mary Haines,
filed first account. '
Robt. S. McClure admr of Kate
Tudor, filed petition to sell real estate,
J. J. Pugsley trustee of Ellen P.
Gill, filed fifth account.
Will of Francis Marlon Emrle filed.
Ed M. Wiggins admr of Nicholas
Sinning, filed first and final account.
F. P. Stroup and E. D. McDaniels,
admrs of Geo. Stultz, filed inventory
Will of John Pence Sr. filed.
Will of Andrew J. Swain probated,
J. A. W. Spargur appointed exr of
J. W. Bennington and A. C. Gossett
anpolnted admrs with will annexed of
McPherson Purdy exr of George F.
Brognard, filed third, final and dis
Will of Charles E. Brown probated.
J. W. Watta appointed exr of the
estate of Charles Brown,
Will of Abraham Knupp filed,
J, L. Caldwell assignee of O, S.
Jarnigan, filed Inventory and ap
praisement and statement in lieu of
Will of David A. Terrell probated.
Dr. P. H. Wever died suddenly at
his home at Deer Lodge, Tenn,, last
Thursday. Death was unex
pected resulting from heart fail
ure. He was a former resident of
this place and has In recent yeara
been spending his summers here with
his sister. Mrs, Katherine Collins,,
Interment was made at Deer Lodge
In Kesler Will Case Foreshad
owed By Reports From Jury
Caso Went to Jnry at 10 O'clock
Wednesday Morning After Be
ing Hotly Contested Jnry
Still Bolng Held.
All of the testimony in the Kesler
will case was In Friday evening. All
of Thursday and most of Friday waB
taken up with the witnesses for the
defendants. Several witnesses were
called by the plaintiffs in rebuttal Frl-
dayaftcrnoon. Court then adjourned
until Tuesday morning.
Tuesday morning Judge Newby
gave the special instructions to the
jury, requested by the attorneys for
both sides. There were 35 of these,
the largest number ever given in a
will case here.
Mrs. T. L. Head, a neighbor of the
Kesler's, was called Thursday by the
defendants. She testified that she
went to the home of Mrs. Kesler on
the morning of her death and that
she was present at the time of mak
ing the will. That Marion Dunlap
asked Mrs. Kesler if she wanted to
make a will and that she answered,
"Yes." He then asked her if she
wanted to leave all of the property
to the "little girl," meaning Mae
Cllnc. She indicated that she did not
and upon further inquiry btated that
she wanted to leave something to
Ruby Krewson and Wayne Manahan.
Upon Mr. Dunlap's Inquiry as to
whether 11,000 to each would be al
right she nodded her head. Marion
Dunlap and Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Dun
lap then left the room and soon after
returned with the will as it was final
ly executed. Mrs. Kesler signed it
before it was read to her. Mrs. Head
testified that she then signed It as a
witness, but before doing to insisted
on its being read and Mrs. Kesler
then signified her assent to it. Mrs.
Kesler waB told that it was her will
before she signed it. The witness
thought that Mrs. Kesler was of
sound mind at the time of making
the will and understood its contents.
Miss Louie VineonEaller, the
nurse, who also was a witness to the
will, testified in effect the same aB
Mrs. Head. She, nowever, was un
certain as to Mrs. KeBler's ability to
fully understand the nature of her
acts at the time of making and sign
ing the will.
Marion Dunlap and Mr. and Mrs. J.
C. Dunlap testified that the will was
written by Mrs. J. C. Dunlap. They
all corroborated the testimony of
Mrs. Head and Miss VinsonHaller as
to the occurences at the time of mak
ing and executing the will.
Several witnesses were called by
the plaintiff in rebuttal to show that
Mrs, Kesler had stated that she did
not want Marlon Dunlap, who is
named in the will as executor, to
have anything to do with settling up
Tuesday was taken up with the ar
gument of counsel. George L. Gar
rett opened for the defendants and
was followed by Judge J. Frank Wil
son and BranBQji Worlcy for the
plaintiffs and Humphrey Jones closed
for the defendants.
Judge Newby gave the general in
structions to the jury Wednesday
morning at 0 o'clock and the case
went to the them at 0:45.
At 4 p. m. Wednesday afternoon
Court Bailiff Shade was called to the
door of the jury room and told that
the jury could not agree and they
wanted to know what the court in
tended to do. The jury is Btlll being
held and will probably not be dis
missed before sometime to-day.
Miss Nina Glenn went to Glendalc
Tuesday to attend the commence
ment exercises of Glendalc College
for Women, Her sister, Miss Faith,
Is a member of th'.s year's class. From
there Miss Nina will go to Oxford to
attend commencement exercises of
the Western College.
The election at Winchester on the
question of issuing bonds in the sum
of 912,000 for a new public school
building carried for the proposition by
a vote of 110 to 50, making a majority
of 57 in favor of the issue. At two
former elections the questions of
Issuing bonds was defeated,
Prof. John M, Kay, who has been
assistant principal of the schools at
New Vienna the past year, closed a
successful year's work last week. Mr.
Kay was advanced to the principal
ship for next year at an Increased
Balary by the School Board of that
village. Greenfield Journal,
HERE'S A CHANCE, BOYS I
Maid of Tennessee Has a Cosy Cor
ner In Her Heart for yon,
Inscribed upon the bottom of a
strawberry box a Hlllsboro housewife
yesterday found the following mes
"From Soddy, Tenn., Rural Route,
No. 3. The young man that gets this
cup of berries please answer soon.
Your friend, L. L. Painter. Color,
Not having any need of a corre
spondent of the feminine gender (as
this writer would seem to be) the
inscription was given to the News
Hekald for publication, with the
hope that some Highland county
swain who hasn't vet been so fortu
nate as to find his affinity may profit
This Is a chance that no youth yet
heart-whole and fancy free should
overlook. Perhaps the girl owns the
strawberry patch, herself, In
which event she Is wealthy or will be
when her crop Is harvested.
My son, get buBy ! Sing again that
sweet refrain : "The Girl I Love in
Levi Cohn, of Chicago, 111., Is a
guest at the home of his son, Isaac
Mrs. J. Levy, of Cincinnati, return
ed home Tuesday after a short visit
with her sister, Mrs. Isaac Cohn,
Prof, and Mrs. W. E. Arter enter
tained for the members of the gradu
ating class Tuesday evening.
Harvey McCoy, of the Union
Grocery, waB a visitor at Norwood
Mr. and Mrs. Morris Wickersham,
of Clifton, were the guests of the lat
tcr's parents, Capt. and Mrs. A. A.
Miss Helen Matthews left this
morning for New York City and from
there will sail for Europe on Saturday
for a three months' tour of the con
Dick Patton and Earl Julian, of Co
lumbus, were the guests of the
former's mother, Mrs. S. N. Patton,
Rev, W. B. Dunham will preach In
the Presbyterian Church at New
Petersburg next Sunday afternoon at
3 o'clock sun time.
Walter Hane and Robert Laylln, of
Columbus, came down in the former'a
motor car Saturday and were guests
of his sister, Mrs. Charles E. Bell,
The ladies of the Methodist Church
belonging in the north-east quarter
of the town will hold a market Satur
urday, June 12. Place will be designa
Miss Lillian Cohn entertained the:
graduating clasB and faculty of the
High School Monday evening. An
elaborate four course supper was
The Ohio State Journal is running
a series of pictures of "Fan-Bugs"
enjoying the national game. One of
them printed a few days ago repre
sented W. T. McClure, formerly of
Another popular superstition and
the skull of a colored man were shat
tered at one and the same time at
Washington C. H. Friday. A brick
falling from the top of a building un
der construction did both.
The Van-Garry Vaudeville show
gave two performances here Satur
day, the excellence of which was
somewhat of a surprise. The program
presented was diverting thougbout,
and some of the specialties were ex
Brlce Andrews, formerly editor of
the Leesburg Buckeye, and at present
clerk of Fairfield townshlp.has bought
a half interest in Blakely grocery at
Sabina and will soon remove with his
family to that place.
Miss Mary Wlnegardner left Mon
day for Hamilton, where she will visit
her sister, Mrs, Walter Brown. From
there Bhe will be accompanied by her
6lster to St. Louis, Mo., where they
will make an extended visit with rela
tives. Company D, Twenty-fourth O, V. I.
held its fortieth annual reunion at
Manchester May 27. T, E. DeBruin,
of Winchester, was elected President
and W. T, Moore, of Manchester,
Secretary. The next reunion will be
held at West Union.
Prof, R. R. Upton, who was princi
pal of the Chllllcothe High School
from 1E07 to 1002, and who has since
been principal of the High School at
Streator, 111., has been elected super
intendent o'f BchoolB at Mlddletowa
and has accented the position,