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HILLSBORO, OHIO, THURSDAY, APRIL 25, 1912.
VOL. 76. NO. 5
On Tuesday Night Was Well At
tended Auxilla ry Com
A meeting in the Interest of the
Highland County Hospital was held at
the Court House Tuesday night. A
goodly numhor of people interested in
tho movement was present.
O. N. Sams was solected chairman
of the meeting. In a short talk when
ho took the chair, Mr. Sams after
enumerating a number of tho benefits
that would accrue to towns through
having a hospital Ideated in it, stated
that the purpose of the meeting was
to perfect an auxiliary organization to
work with the otllcors of the company
in behalf of the hospital.
Dr. Beam, the president of the com
pany, then told of dlllercnt plans that
had been tried in other places for the
promotion of hospitals, among them
being entertainments by clubs and
societies, furnishing of rooms by such
organizations, sowing circles for mak
ing and securing linen, tag day, etc.
Following Dr. Beam, Mr. Sams
called on several of the ladles present
for suggestions. Mss. J. E. McDer
mott and Mrs. J. M. Hibben, both
assured the audience that the women
were heartily -in favor of the move
ment and that tho intorest was grow
ing; that the Altruistic Association
and other organizations while they
had not taken any definite action had
discussed the matter and were prepar
ing to aid although their plans had
not taken definite enough form to be
Rev. Coleman, J. W. Watts and
George L. Garrett each made happy
talks which contained helpful
thoughts and all expressed hearty sym
pathy In tho movement.
Upon motion of Dr. O. A. Thompson
tho chair was instructed to appoint a
committee of . ten porsons, to confer
with tho directors of the company and
deviso ways and moans of raising mon
ey for tho promotion of tho hospital.
The meeting then adjourned.
Mr.. Sams appointed the following
persons on the committee : Mesdames
J. M. nibben, W. N. Beam, J. E. Mc
Dermott, J. E. Carroll, C. E, Haynes
and C. F. Whlslor, J. W. Watts, Rev.
Coleman, Charles Richards and C. M.
A meeting of the committee with
the directors will be held Thursday at
m., at ofllce of Dr. Hoyt.
Col. Bryan Failed to Come.
Col. W. J. Bryan,, who was booked
to speak here Tuesday afternoon at
4 o'clock, on account of changes In his
plans did not come. Col. Bryan was
in Washington City and had an en
gagement for a big banquet at Nash
ville, Tenn., on Wednesday. When
It was arranged t;.at he speak here,
uip uians were lor mm to stop on on
Ills way to Nashville. The banquet
was postponed at Nashville and as
Col. Bryan was going 'to Florida for
a spoaklng trip, to have illled the en
gagement hero would have necessita
ted a special trip from Washington
for that purpose.
Col. Bryan's plans now are to speak
in Ohio on May 0 and 7 and it Is be
lieved that he will speak here on one
of these dates.
Many Republicans, as well as Dem
ocrats, were disappointed when ho
was compelled to cancel his engage
ment here. Col. Bryan is universally
admitted to be one of the greatest ora
tors of the day and Is always enter
taining on whatever subject he speaks.
In his present speaking tour he Is
telling the people why Gov. Harmon
should not bo nominated for president
and the friends of the governor will
bo glad If the Great Commoner nover
gets here. It Is said that ho Hays tho
governor unmercifully and picks his
record to pieces.
Win Close Game.
The nillsboro High School defeated
tho Now Vienna High School by a
score of 7 to (1. Tho game was played
at Now Vienna Friday afternoon.
New Vienna took tho lead right at
tho start and had piled up four runs
in the first six Innings while nillsboro
had been blanked. In tho sovonth
tho local boys scored one run and
forged ahead In tho eighth, when' by a
line batting rally they scored five runs.
New Vienna, however, tied It up in
their half of tho eighth. Hlllsboro
howevor, would not bo downed and In
their hah' of the ninth scored what
proved to be tho winning run, as they
blanked Now Vienna In tholr half.
This was the second gamo between
theso teams, nillsboro swamping Now
Vienna hero tho week before by tho
Bcoro of 22 to 5. Tho local boys wero
surprised at tho much Improved gamo
of Now Vienna, expecting a walk
For a, good smoke try "Golden
Band," King of all 5c Cigars.
ARE IN FIELD
Aspirants For All Offices on
DEMOCRATS ARE SHY
Candidates For Treasurer, Coro
ner and Surveyor Central
Saturday was the last day for
filing of petitions for candidates
county and district olllces.
If the number of pcoplo who want
an olllco is any indication of how good
It Is, county commissioner Is a dandy.
The Republicans hive 7 candidates
and the Democrats!?. There are three
Tho Republicans have candidates
far all of the olllces and contests for
several of them. The Democrats are
shy candidates for treasurer, surveyor
Tho Socialists also tiled petitions
for candidates forsevoral of tho olllces.
Both tho Republicans and Demo
crats will hold tholr county conven
tions at the Court House on the same
day, Wednesday, May 20. The county
conventions will select delegates to tho
Senatorial, Common Pleas Judicial,
Circuit Judicial and State conven
tions. The apathy that prevails In the
Democratic ranks is apparent, as can
didates for delegates to tho county
convention Hied petitions In only 10
out of the 35 precincts and petitions
wero not llled for central committee
men In E. Falrlleld, Now Market and
Whlteoak townships. Tho Democrats
have contests for committeemen In
The Republicans have no contests
for delegates to tho county convention
and only one contest for committee
man, which IslnPenn township.
Both parties will have hot contests
over tho Edolcgates to tho National
Convention. Tho Taft and Roosevelt
people both Hied petitions for dole
gates as did tho Harmon and Antl
narmon people. The Rooseveltcandl
dates are W. II. Baum, of Clermont
county and J. W. Shawan, of Warren
county. The Taft candidates are
Carroll Eulass, of Warren county and
James Slaughter, of Brown county.
Tho Taft alternates are E. M. John
son, of Highland and G. W. McMur
chee, of Clormont county. The nar
mon candidates are M. II. Denver, of
Clinton county and J. W. Lingo, of
Warren county. Tho Antl-narmon
candidates aro L. L. Farls, of nigh
land county and Galen P. Cllne, of
A full list of tho candidates for
county olllces on all tickets and dele
gates to county conventions and cen
tral committee follows:
Congress D.; K. Hempstead, Clin
Representative Charles C. Muhl
bach. Probate Judge J. B. Worley.
Olork of Courts W. G. nogsett.
Sheriff Dan Sattertleld.
Auditor JohnQT. Rldgoway.
County Commissioner 0. 0. Keslor,
narry 0. Hlestand, 0. 0. Sanders, C.
P. Woodmansoo, D. O. Matthews.
Recorder W. E. Parker, George W.
Prosocutlng Attornoy N. Craig
Congress II. M. Brown, R. A.
naynes, Highland county: Marcus
Shoup, S. D. Fcss, Greene county;
Seth Brown, Warren county.
Representative G. G. O. Pence.
Probate Judgo n. G. Simons, F.
Olork of Courts J. Ed Shannon,
Roy G. Garman, R. A. McCoppIn.
Sheriff Carey A. Long.
Auditor W. A. Teter.
County Commlsslo ners Frank L.
Crosen, S. F. Smith, A. G. Cockerlll,
Walter B. Rogers, N. R. Barrett, 0.
T. Mullonlx, John Shackelford.
Treasurer John L. Ponn, Caroy E.
Recorder John S. Farls.
Surveyor B. O. Pratt.
Prosocutlng Attorney-rOoko L. Dos
ter. Coronor Dr. J. W. Matthews.
Probato Judgo Alex Custor.
Clork of Courts William Stroup.
Sheriff Robert N, Stanforth.
County Commissioners Harry Hus
sey, Charles Workman, Wilson N.
Treasurer-J. W. McConnaughoy.
IlKI'UIIMUAN DKI.KOATKS .TO COUNTY
Brushcreek N II. N. Head.
Brushcreek S. J. M. Lawson.
Sinking Spring Jas. M. Patton.
Clay Julius F. Parroit.
Concord S. U. Gaymon.
Dodson B. F. Farls.
Lynchburg Ernest Dumenll.
Falrlleld E.-H. A. West.
Falrlleld W.-R. II. Terrell.
Highland E. M. Johnson.
Leesburg Charles II. Teter.
Hamer R. II. nopklns.
Jackson E. S. Gustln.
Llborty N L. Beecher.
Liberty S -John Q. Roads.
Hlllsboro N. E. R. U. IMrley.
Hlllsboro N. W.--II. A. Russ.
Hlllsboro S. E D. Q. Morrow.
Hlllsboro 5, W. W. II. Walker.
Madison N O'rley Simmons.
Madison S. J. N. Douglass.
Greenfield N. E. L. J. Colo.
Greenfield N. W.W. II. Anderson.
Greenfield S. E.-J. II. Wlckersham.
dreenlleld S. W J. E. Durfant.
Marshall A. II. Hull.
New Market John D. Van Winkle.
Paint N.M B. Williams.
PalntS II. W. Roads.
Penn Qharles Kosher.
Salem D. A Pulllam.
Union F. R. Granger.
Washington B. E. Chaney.
Whlteoak- C. W. Hicks.
Mowrystown L. P. Druhot.
nrushcreok N T. E. McCoppIn.
Brushcreek S - John Richmond.
Sinking Spring -O. A. Tener.
Clay- E. B. Turner.
1 Concord Win. M. Bennington.
Dodson T. C. Pratt.
Lynchburg S. S. Puckett.
Fairfield E.--J.S. Irwin.
Falrlleld W. R. n. Terrell.
Highland James Adams.
Leesburg C. II. Dewey,
namer Ellsworth Wilkin .
Jackson John A. .Easter.
Liberty N.--J. W. Adams.
Llborty S. John Richards.
Hlllsboro N. E. Henry Hopkins.
Hlllsboro N. W. Chas.II. Williams.
Hlllsboro S E.-Charles F. Lyle.
nillsboro S. W lames A. Wilklns.
Madison N. E. C. McWllllams.
Madison S.- J. N Douglass.
Greenfield N. E S. T. Grav.
Greenfield N. W. J. II. Eutsler.
Greenfield S. E P. A. Hughey.
Greenlleld S. W. J. E. Upp.
Marshall-C. B. Miller.
New Market C. V. Purdy.
Paint N. John M. Karnes.
Paint S A. G. Cameron.
Penn 0. F. Hartley, T. Frank
Salem- O. E. Barker.
Union Joseph C. Roush.
Washington T. B. Cunningham.
Whlteoak C. N. Bennington.
Mowrystown -M. W. Jodry.
DKMOOKAT DKLKOATES TO COUNTV
Sinking Spring J. E. Chapman.
Concord A. N. Bunn.
Dodson Frank Tedrlck.
Lyuchburg J. D. Bobbltt.
Fairfield W.-Wm. Larrick.
Highland George W. Bonar.
Leesburg Walter Bacon.
Liberty N. II. N. Frost.
Hlllsboro S. E II. P. Morrow.
Greenfield N. E. W. J. Sulcebarger.
ureenlleld-N. W E. B. Thomp
Greenlleld S. E. Frank Weldman.
Marshall Fred C. Rice.
New Market II. L. Sanders.
Paint S. Clarence A. West.
Penn H. C. Sanders.
Salem George W. Tedrlck.
Union Pope McDaniol, Warren
Brushcreek N. J. A. McCall.
Brushcreek S W. W. Porter.
Sinking Spring W. A. Rhoads.
Clay 0. P. Vance.
Concord John Shaw.
Dodson Cal Stroup.
Lynchburg A. D. WJso.
Falrfleld W. Samuol McClure.
Highland-. II. T. Stuckov.
Leesburg Reuben Grandle.
Hamer-O. C. Winkle.
Jackson W. n. Newkirk.
Liberty N.F. B. Bayham.
Liberty S - Harry E. Fettro.
llillsboro N. E. T. J. McCormlck.
Hlllsboro N. W. John D. Vaughn.
Hlllsboro S. E John R. Lemon,
John A. Patterson, W. J. Moore.
Hlllsboro S. W. Joseph Miller, J.
Madison N. John Woods.
Madison S.-Waldo Powell.
Greonfleld N. E F. B. McCann.
Greenlleld N. W. George A. Harris.
Greenfield S. E. J. L. Strange.
Greenlleld S. W. Jacob II afler,
Marshall J. N. Wise.
Paint N Richard Dixon.
Paint S. F. D. Redkey.
Penn A. D. Vaughn.
Salem Jacob Stultz.
Union Bon B. Vance.
Washington Wm. I. Swlssholm.
Mowrystown 0. N. "Winkle.
Will be Two at llillsboro Fair for
$00 Purses and Will be
At, the meeting of the Fair Board
Monday night It was decided to have
two stake races at the fair In Septem
ber. The stake races will bo a 2 25
pace and a2..'t0tr t and the purse In
each will be $400.
Both of these races should have large
Holds of starters and be exciting con
tests. Horses can be nominated for
these races at once and they will be
closed by the mlddlo of June or first
of July. Only the record that a horse
mado prior to being nominated for a
stake race counts against him for that
race and almost always thostake races
are faster than races for classes, 10 or
15 seconds faster. The horses that
showed great promise last year but
did not secure low marks are the ones
staked by their owners.
These races should be the best ever
held on the Hlllsboro Fair Grounds.
Death of J. L. Boardman.
J. L. Boardman, aged 80 years and
8 months, died at his home at Colum
bus Wednesday of last week.
Mr. Boardman was for many years a
resident of Hlllsboro, being the editor
and proprietor of this paper from 1851
to 1854. He was a ready, easy and
forceful writer and under his manage
ment the paper soon reached a popu
larity and had an Influence and follow
ing seldom attained by a country
Ho was. born at Stamford, Conn., and
coming west while a young man
learned the printing trade side by
side with "William Dean Howells In
the olllco of tho latter's father at
Although almost blind for the last
30 years and doif 14 years, his mind
remained keen and actlvo to the last
and he kept well posted on world
oventsand politics in particular.
Last August while taking ills dally
walk around the square In which his
home is located, he fell breaking his
leg. Ho had been confined to his bed
ver since. This accident, combined
with tho infirmities of age, caused his
He Is survived by three children,
Miss A Ike, assistant state librarian,
and Miss Isabella, who made their
home wlUh him, and E. L. Boardman,
state printor at Olympla, Wash.
The body was brought here Satur
day afternoon and taken to the home
of Mrs. James W. Patterson, where
the funeral services were held Sunday
afternoon at 2:70 o'clock. Dr. D. J.
Starr, of Columbus, a former pastor of
the Methodist church here, assisted
by Dr. J. R, Colley and Dr. W. II,
Shields, conducted the funeral ser
vices. Interment was mtde in tho
llillsboro cmetory, where his wife
and three children are buried.
His two daughters acooenpanled th
Mrs. LiNloS. Qulnn Informally an
nounced tiie engagement of her daugh
tier, Miss Anne, to Mr. Herbert Allan
Ottewill, -of London, England, at the
meeting of the whist club at the home
of Mrs. Daniel Morgan last week. A
formal announcement of the engage
ment was mado at a dinner at Paris,
J ranee, several weeks ao.
While tine date of the wedding has
not been definitely set, It will be
some time the coming fall, probably
MlssQuinn Is now in Paris, where
she has bawi Btudying art for several
years. She is a young lady of great
talent several of lier paintings having
been hung in the great art galleries of
Mr. Ottewill Is in the English con
sular service and Is now stationed at
Wu Chow, China. He is at present
on a leave of absence and the exact
date of tho wedding will depend upon
when lie must return to his duties.
KIrby Smith, an uncle of Miss Qulnn.
will sail for Europe on May 3 and she
will return with him early in Juno.
Mr. Ottewill will follow later and re
main until the wedding.
They will mako their home in China
until Mr. Ottewill retires from the
The announcement came as a great
but pleasant surprise to Miss Qulnn's '
many friends here.
Notice to Odd Fellows.
You are cordially Invited to Join
with Lafayette Lodge No. 25, in tho
observance of the 93d annlvorsary of
tho institution of Odd Fellowship In
Amorlca. Services will be hold in tho
First Presbyterian church, Sunday,
April 28, at 10:30 a. m. Sormon by
Rev. W. II. Shields.
Meet at I. O. 0. F. hall at 10 o'clock
E. 0. Sohumaoiikk, Rec. Secy.
Enameled or granite dish pans 25o
35o, 48c, 75c and 85c each at Tener's.
PAY LESS TAXES
By Almost $4,000 in Highland
County This Year Than
They Did Last Year
CLAIMS ARE DISPROVED
Of Tax Commission That Corpora
tions Would Pay More Taxes
Absurd Valuation of
Tho Democrats have done much
boasting about the big boost In the
valuation of corporations by the State
Tax Commission, but have said little
about the actual amount of taxes paid
by these corporations. It was claimed
by Gov. Harmon and the Tax Commis
sion that railroads and other corpora
tions had not been paying their share
of the taxes under the old system ; that
the new system would relieve the
small property owner and Increase the
taxes of the corporations.
How did It really word out In High
land count ?
An examination of the tax dupli
cates In the county treasurer's olllce
shows that In 11)10 the railroads and
other corporations paid taxes amount
ing to S30.242.4I and in 1911, $20,278,112
a decrease of $3,003.50 In the amount
paid under the valuation fixed by the
Tax Commission as compared with the
amount paid under the old system.
This completely disproved the claims
of the Governor and his commission
that the Increase In the valuation of
tho corporations would releive tho
people of part of the burden of taxa
tion. Everyone knows that It requires a
certain amount of money to conduct
the public business and this money
must he collected by taxation. Some
one must pay the bills. The above
figures show that tfie corp. rations aro
not paying as much now as they did
before the Institution of the Tax
A few of tho llgures taken from the
Treasurer's books are as follows : In
MO the B. & O. R. R. Co. was valued
In Highland county at $111,050 and
paid taxes amounting to $9:177.1)0; in
1911 it was valued at $91 1,510 and paid
taxes amounting to $7140 93, an In
crease In valuation of $499,500, but a
decrease In amount of taxes paid of
Tho ten banks In Highland county
in 1010 were valued at $200 390 and paid
$8020.70 In taxes; in 1911 they were
vaiucu at jjszussh and paid In taxes
4391.04 ; an Increase In valuation of
$91,90 but a decrease In taxes received
Only one corporation and only one
bank In the county will pay as much
taxes In 1911 as they paid In 1910, al
though the valuation of every one of
them has been increased.
Tho big Increase in the valuation of
the N. & W. is the only thing that
keeps the taxes paid by corporations
and banks from falling $10,000 short
of the previous year. And this
valuation when compared with tho
valuation of the B. & O. discloses jis
palpable a blunder on the part of the
State Tax Commission as was ever
made. The N. & W. has 17.32 miles
of track In Highland county, all of It
a part of the branch lino fro.u n Ills-
boro to Sardinia. It Is valued by the
Tax Commission at $1,020,910. ThoB
& O. has 30.19 miles of tract In II hrl 1
land county, 13.24 miles of which is a '
part of the branch lino from Hlllsboro
in jjiuuciiesier anu jlv.is miles a part
of the main lino of the road. It Is
valued by the Tax Commissi, ,
The members of the
slon may be experts on
anyone who ever has been over botl
roans Knows mat one or tho other of
these valuations Is absurd. Either
tho N. & W. Is much too high or tho
B. & O. much too low. There is either
"a nigger in the woodpile" or the
members of tho Commission are rank
The B. & O. has 17.87 miles more of
track in Highland countv than tho N
8a W., all of the N. & W.'s Is branch
and 22 05 miles of tho B. & O. uS
line and tho track of tho N. & w la
woftl JOO,000 more than the B. &'o.
It Is to laugh.
If Highland county Is a fair sample
of tho work of tho Tax Commission a
return to the old system of valuation
.by tho county auditors would be an
While most of tlm people In High
land county paid less taxes than they
did last, very few paid from 33t to 50
per cent less and this Is what practic
ally all of tho corporations and banks
in tho county paid, except tho N. & W.
It is also evident that if the pikes,
bridges, etc., aro going to bo kept up
In tho county that more money will
have to be raised than will be raised
If the corporations pay less, who is
going to pay the extra amount ?
Three New Cases Were Filed
Common Pleas Court During-
the Past Week-
Three new cases were filed In the
Common Pleas Court during the past
Catherine Ferguson has brought
suit against C. E.Johnston, as admin
istrator" of the estate of M A. Ben
nett, deceased for 22.1 The plaintiff
alleges that she nursed and cared for
the late M. A. Bennett from Nov. 10,
1911, until December 28. 1911, and that
the reasonable value of the servl.es
was $5 a day; that for washing bed
clothes and cleaning house after de
cedents death she Is entitled to $23.
She therefore .asks Judgment for
Leonard!. Hays vs. Lizzie P. Hays
etal Is the title of a suit for the par
tition of 20 acres of land In Union
township, lot 231 In Lynchburg and
about 30 acres In Clark township,
Clinton township. The plaintiff sas
that he Is the owner In fee simple of
the undivided fifteenth part of said
premises and the defendants are ten
ants In common with him. He asks
that the premises be sold and tho
Vernon Green, plalntltr In error vs.
State of Ohio, defendant In error,
comes from the court of P. O. Munna,
mayor of Leesburg. Green was ar
rested i-harged with a violation of
tho liquor laws. He was found gulltv
and fined $100. The plalntlfl In error
claims there wero errors In tho trial
before the mayor and the case Is
brought on error to the Common
The case of Jesse Edglngton vs. T.
.1. Sprinkle went to the Jury about 4
o'clock Thursday afternoon. At noon
Friday the Jury was dismissed not
being ablo to agree on a verdict.
KKLLY VS. KVAXS UMNO TIMED
The case of II. D. Kelley vs. Samuel
Evans began before Judge Curtain
and a jury Wednesday morning. A
little over $200 Is In dispute In this
case. Kelley sued Evans on a lumber
deal for $1412. Before the case
started Evans tendered In payment
$1200. The taking of testimony had
Just begun at the time of going to
Hospital Officers Elected.
The annual meeting of tho sto-K-holders
of the Highland County II s
pit il Company was held Mondav and
the following ollloers were elected;
President, Dr. A. II. Beam ; Vice Pres
ident and Treasurer, J. W. Evans
Secretary, Dr. O. A. Thompson ; Di
rectors, Dr. W. Hoyt, Daniel Morgarr,
C. C. Cropper, J. W. Evans, A H.
J. B. Spencer, J. A. Head and O. S
Garrett wero appointed a committeo
to audit the books. They have made
the examination and found the books
correctly kept and every cent accounts
Rebekahs Visit Marathon.
About 45 members of the Anastasia
Rebekah Lodge of this city, Including
the stall, chartered a traction car
Tuesday evening and went to Mara
thon. They wero met at that place
by a reception committee, who con
ducted them to the hall. After mu
tual greetings, the degree stair pro
ceeded to Initiate a class of thirteen
The Captain, John Campton, haci
fro Irtwl tlm 4.. . -. .
their work was almost perfect anrii
inHMtpH rm,.,H .. . nrt
1 ? ted,ro,1"d after round of applause
v.uiiii-u me luaui so lliorouirlilv rl,oi-.
uy llie large crowd nro.
After the regalia used In the degree
work had been removed, sever.il l.-
tables held hi waiting wore placed In
the spacious hall, and all visiting
members from here and other towns
wore commanded to partake of a
bountiful supper. The repast over. O.
R. Freedmore, of the Marathon Lodge
arose and thanked the visiting team
for their visit and Instructions. Tho
salutation was replied to by John S.
Farls of the local lodge, who thanked
them for their kind treatment and In
vltedthem to. enlov the lmsnitniit.v
of tho Hlllsboro Lodge at some futuro
time. The crowd returned to this
city at 1 o'clock woll pleased with
Mrs. M. P. Felbel, Mr. and Mrs. J.
II. Felbol and Michael Felbol lefts
Monday for Detroit, Mich., where
they will attend on Friday the wed
ding of Louis A. Felbel, of Columbus,
and Miss Helen Goldsmith.
Dr. D. J. Starr, of Columbus, who
was tho pastor of tho Methodist Church
hero 30 years ago, tilled the pulpit at
that church Sunday night, no de
llvered an able sermon full of his ex
periences while chaplln of the Ohio