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HILLSBORO, OHIO, THURSDAY, JULY 25, 1912.
VOL. 76. NO. 17
TYPHOID LURKS IN WELLS
U. S. Geological Survey Issues
Report on "Underground
Waters for Farm Use.
The rural sections, long considered
Ideal so far as concerns tho health of
their Inhabitants, havo been dealt a
blow by physlcan Investigators who
maintain that two-thirds of the cases
of typhoid fevor In tho city owe their
origan to insanitary conditions In tho
county and to polluted water supples.
Farms, which are generally remote
from towns, cities or other areas of
congested.'populatlon, would seem to
be almost Ideally situated for obtain
ing puro and wholesome water, but In
reality polluted water Is exceedingly
common on thorn and typhoid-fever
rates aro usually greater In country
districts than In cities. Typhoid fev
er Is now almost universally bolleved
to be transmitted solely through drink
orfood taken Into tho stomach, and Is
especially liable to bo communicated
by polluted waters obtained from shal
low wells near spots where tho dis
charges of typhoid patients havo been
thrown upon the ground and subse
quently carried down through tho
soil and to tho wells, and It Is doubt
less principally this fact that accounts
for tho disease being so common In
On a groat many farms the well Is
located at a point that may be con
venient to tho dwolllng, without any
regard for tho possibility of tho pol
lution of tho woll water through see
pago ttpm barn or cesspool or through
tho circulation of water underground.
Information relating to tho under
ground movement of water is parti
cularly valuable, and on this account
tho United States Geological Survey Is
distributing a report on,the subject
Water-Supply Paper 255 "Under
ground Waters for Farm Uso,u by
Myron L. Fuller. Tho demand for
this publication has necessitated a
third reprint. A copy of the report
may bo obtained by addressing the
Director of tho Survey at Washing
ton, D. 0.
Odd Fellows Celebration.
The Prlcotewn Lodgo of Odd Fel
lows are preparing for a big time at
tho celebration to bo given on August
10. The most prominent Odd Fellows
of tho state havo been secured as
speakers and tho entlro program Is
very high class.
Speakers, Dep't. G. M., II. W.
Kuntz, of Zanesvllle, O., Past G. M.,
A. U. Bachtel, of Akron, O., G. M.,
F. 0. Goodrich, of Troy, O.
Music by Buford Band and colored
Airship (light and balloon ascentlons
at 3 o'clock.
Festival and fireworks at night.
A prize will be given to the Rebekah
Lodge having tho largest number of
members present, also to the Odd Fel
low Lodgo having tho largest number
of members present; also to the best
drilled Rebekah and Odd Fellow.
Everybody Invited. Everybody come.
Bishop Warren Dead.
Bishop Henry Warren, of the Meth
odist Episcopal church, who was re
tired from active work by the Gonoral
Conference lastlMay, died at Denver,
Colo", Tuesday. Ho was strlckon with
pneumonia a few days ago.
Bishop Warren, who was more than
80 years old was retired by the General
Conference of tho church, which met
in Minneapolis in May.
The Epworth Heights Camp Meet
ing will open Friday evening, Aug.
10, and continue until Sunday even
ing, Aug. 25. Sunday, August 18, will
be "Young Peoples' Day"; Monday,
Aug. "10, Forolgn Missionary Day";
Tuesday, Aug. 20, "Home Missionary
Day" and Sunday, Aug. 25, ".Men's
Rov. narvoy A. Jones, of Missouri,
will superintend the meetings. The
gates will bo wide open and no on
trance fee required. Basket collect
ions are expected to cover all expen
ses. Mr. and Mrs. 0. D. McConnaughey,
Mrs, Will Reed, and Miss Julia Les
lie aro chaperoning a crowd of young
people at the Club House at the Point
this week, The members of the party
aro Misses Claudino Johnson,' Cather
ine Evans, JSolla Miller, Sarah Walker,
Mary Reed, Elizabeth McConnaughey,
Bertha Bell, Rebecca Stevenson and
Christine Stevenson, and Mack Mat
thews, narold Chaney, "Ulrlo Roush,
Tom Scott, Kenneth Conard, Dan
Morgan, noward Tolle, Tom Grlffln,
D wight Rogers and Georgo McCon
naughey. ' ,
Frank Austin fell from a load of
hay last week breaking his collar
Booklet Containing Full De
tails of All Features
VERY STRONG PROGRAM
Col. Bryan, Govcr. o; I Ian ley and
Judge Alden a Few of Head-
The announcements of the 1012 As
sembly aro now out, and this week
will see thousands of them distributed
throughout the county Each person
who receives one should preserve It,
as It contains tho olllclal program,
together -with full Information on all
gonoral subjects relating to tho
Tho enthuslam which made last
year's session such a success Is again
manifest, and the citizens of the town
are showing their Interest in extend
ing assistance to tho various com
mittees In the great amount of work
necessary to comploto every arrange
ment for the comfort and entertain
ment of all who attend. Those who
have never taken part in the work of
organizing and conducting one of these
great out-doors meotlngs, have but
Uttlo Ideas of tho labor required and
tho many details which must bo at
tended to. Everything Is moving
along, however, and the prospects aro
good for larger crowds than have ever
attended, because of the most ex
From the announcement, wo ox
tract the following bits of informa
tion which should be of Interest to all.
It is intended to oiler tho oppor
tunity of tenting on the grounds to
all those who may desire, so far as the
capacity will permit. Already a num
ber have mado application, and those
who dcslro to havo space reserved, as
woll as those who desire to retit tents,
should make application to C. M. Lacy,
at Tho McKeehan-niestand Grocery,
not lator than August 1. It Is ab
solutely necessary to have some Idea
as to howjmany tents will be needed,
in time to order them. These tents
will be leased to those desiring them
for the season, as follows :
10x12 wall tents 82.50
12x14 wall tents 3.50
Those having tents of their own may
have sites upon which to place them
upon payment of 31.00 to tho Associa
. Owing to tho fact that thero aro
some unusually high priced attract
ions on the program, and In order to
make the Assembly self-sustaining, if
possible, the prlco of season tickets' for
this year has been fixed at 31.75, and
for certain special days, the single ad
mission tickets will sell at 35 cents; at
all other times the single admission
will bo 25 cents. This price Is lower
than that of most Chautauquas, but
tho Association is not for proilt, and
only hope to be able to make the prlco
of tho courso sutllclent to avoid actual
The program is being published
weekly in all tho papers, and Is con
tained In tho announcements. With
such speakers as Wm. J, Bryan, Gover
nor Hanly, Judge Alden,. Edward
Amherst Ott, and with tho wealth of
other entertainment In tho way of
music, readings, impersonations, etc.,
a full varied, Instructive and enter
taining program Is surely provided,
and It shduld bo such as to enlist the
enthusiastic support of all lovers of
Equal Suffrage Meeting.
A meeting in the interest of "Votes
for Women" will bo held in the Court
House yard on next Saturday ovonlng
at half past seven, to bo addressed by
Mrs. J. 0. White, of Boston, Mass., j
who comes recommended as a speaker
of much ability, Tho question of.
granting tho ballot to the women of
Ohio will be settled by tho votes Sopt.
3- All who possibly can should take
advantage of the opportunity to hear
the question discussed.
Mrs. White 'will address a mooting
at Plko's Chapel on Sunday af tornoon
at 3 o'clock.
L. Keever, n. J. Vanco and P. S.
Bell were appointed commissioners of
Free Turnpike, No. 04 by the county
commissioners Saturday. They were
appointed to All the vacancies caused
by tho removal of George Vanco and
Dr, W. 0. Duckwall and tho resigna
tion of J, F. Emery.
Captured Through Efforts of
Policeman Walker's son, the
Last of His Victims.
There has been an epidemic of
bicyclo thleft in Greenfield in the last
fow weeks. All efforts of the police
of that village to recover tho stolen
property or apprehend the the thief
wore fruitless. When awheol belong
ing to Thomas Walker, tho fourteen
year old son of Policeman W. II. Wal
kor, of this city, wasstolen last Tues
day night while the young man was
visiting at tho homo of relatives In
Greenfield tho mysterious thlefts wore
The bicyclo was a now one of which
young Walker was very found. He
did not stop with a simple report to
the police, but personally visited .the
various repair shops and second-hand
stores and soon identified a tire left
for repairs as part of his bicyclo. It
had been loft by Virgil Brown, colored,
aged 17, and when taken Into custody
he not only confessed to tho thief of
tho Walker bicycle, but accounted for
other missing wheels.
After stealing tho bicycles the
Brown boy had taken them apart,
painted the frames a different color
and in putting them together again
used parts of several wheels. Parts of
wheels had been hidden In various
places, one frame and handle bars
were in an open field where the grass
was waist high.
Young Walker was able to Identify
the various parts of his wheel though
tho Mayor's olllcc looked like a bicyclo
garage when tho stolen property had
all been gathered there. Ho returned
homo a proud and happy boy, and If
ho don't supplant his father soon It
will not bo through lack of ability on
the part of the biy.
Real Estate Transfers.
Darby Fox to Sarah McMahon,
Washington tp, 42a, 81.
Catherlno McConnaughey to Georgo
L. McConnaughey tp, 114a, 81.
Georgo L. McConnaughey to Cathe
rlno McConnaughey tp 115a, 81.
Mary B. Geyler et al admrx. to Geo.
M. Ballentlne, Hillsboro', lot, 81250.
Charles Q. Nelson ot al to Joseph D.
Morrow tp, Ola, 81.
F. J. Norton et al to C. O. Dlggs,
Greenfield, lot, 81.
Julia Rhoades et al to Lewis R. nil
ton, Hillsboro, lot. 81.
Aaron Head to Stephen Evans,
Greenfield, lot, 81.
Nina Irons to Carrie M. Rooks,
Greenfield, lot, SI.
F, J. Kelly exr. to W. A. William-
son, Belfast, 12a, 82000.
J. M. Bloom to M. V. Igo, Brush-
creek tp, 7a. 81.
Mary E. Archer to Everett Carr,
Lynchburg, lot, 81.
New York's Anti-Weapon Law.
When the New York Legislature
some months ago enacted a drastic
anti-weapon law, It was predicted by
tho measure's author, a Tammany
Senator, that crime in New York
would grow beautifully less In conse
quence of Its passage. The law went
a stop sovoral steps, indeed farther
than legislation of this kind has been
carried In other States. One of its
provisions, which prohibited the house
holder from keeping a weapon In his
own home was ruled invalid, wo be
lieve, by the courts; the other drastic
prohibitions apparently havo met tho
But instead of becoming a compar
atively crimeless city, New York has
been tho scono of unusual, and unusu
ally frequent, crimes during the past
few months. Highwaymen have
operated in broad daylight on some of
its busiest thoroughfares, Tho or
ganization of a private police force for
tho protection of Fifth Avenue has
boon talked about. The criminals
have grown bolder, and their victims
New York's crime's record since tho
law went into effect constitutes pretty
conclusive proof that it has utterly
failed to do what Its author promised.
On the contrary, its apparent effect
has been to disarm decent citizens and
decrease tho hazards of those engaged
in criminal occupations. It Is not un
reasonable to argue that armed crimi
nals havo boon encouraged to commit
tho daring hold-ups, robberies and
murders In tho business sections of
New York by tho virtual certainty
that tho men selected as victims had
Jjeon disarmed by tho ridiculously
drastic provisions of the Sullivan law.
The measure has accomplished just
what its opponents prophesied for it,
and will bo cited for years to come, wo
think, as a horrible example of the
folly and danger of carrying legislation
of this charactor to extremes. Now
N. E. Chaney was a business visitor
at Chllllcotho Monday.
Two Divorces Granted, Three
Suits Dismissed and Order
Common Pleas Court was In session
Monday and Tuesday, Judge Newby
being on tho bench.
Two uncontested divorce cases were
Joseph E. Thompson was granted a
divorco frlm Besslo Thompson on tho
ground of adultery. Tho plaintiff
lives at Greenfield. They havo two
children. One Is with the fathor and
tho other at the Children's Home.
Bert Edington was granted a di
vorco from Alma Edlncton on the
ground of extreme cruelty. Tho
plaintiff lives in Greenfield.
OltDEH OK PARTITION.
An order of partition was irrantcd
on Tuesday in the case of Florence G.
Auckerman vs. Jacob Auckermanet
al. John Upp, William Ferguson and
Frank Spargur were appointed ap
praisers. CASKS DISMISSED.
Three cases were dismissed without
further record : Nellie Hlser vs. Julia
Rhoades et al ; Phillip D. Shaw vs.
E. O. Bonner and W. A. Long vs.
Wear-U-Woll Shoe Company.
A. S. Eaton was appointed a mem
ber of the Soldiers Relief Commission
on Tuesday by Judge Newby. Ills
term Is for three years and begins on
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U. B. Church.
Sunday school at 9:00 a. m.
Treadling at 10:30, subject "Stephen
Evening, Children's Service at 7:30.
A cordial Invitation to all.
Raymond McCoy, of Leesburg, and
Leanna Hall, of Greenlleld. ,
Lee Whalen, of Washington, C. H.
and Allle Smith, of Leesburg.
Lotc Forshaand Hazel Adams, both
Clark E. nolladay and Nora Coff
man, both of nillsboro.
Death of Franklin Pence.
Franklin Pence, aged 04 years, died
at his home In Cincinnati, Wednes
day of last week. The body was
brought here Thursday and taken to
the homo of his son, Charles The
funeral services were held at Mt. Zlon
Saturday, conducted by Rev. Horn.
Mr. Pence until a few years ago had
resided in this county. He was a
prominent stock dealer
Probate Court Proceedings.
Louis Ruble and Rilda Roberts
exr's. of Alfred Roberts filed first and
Ella Brachraann, gdn. of J. n.
Brachmann, tiled Inventory.
Nannie A. Moon appointed admrx.
of Imogene Moon.
Alice Boardman appointed admr'x.
of Susan C. Boardman.
Mary J. Crono exr'x. of James
Henry Crono. filed lnventorv and an-
Given under tho auspices of the I.
O. O. F. and Rebekah Lodges at Mow
rystown, Ohio, Saturday August 3, at
the old celebration ground.
The speakers are Herberts. BIgelow
of Cincinnati, Coko L. Doster, of
Greenfield, Rev. Charles E. Coleman,
of Hillsboro, Rev. 0. 0. Alton, of
Sealed bids will be received separ
ately or as a wliple up to-July 27, at 4
p. m. for the following privileges:
general stand, Ice cream and water
melon stand, Cigars and tabacco, ico
cream, candy and popcorn, merry-go-round.
Address all bids to 0. M,
W. T. Roush and son, Guy, at
tended the meeting of the Federation
of American Motorcyclists, at Colum
bus last week. They joined the north
and south tours at Springfield and
mado tho run to Columbus, making a
perfect score. They also attended
the motor cycle races at the Columbus
Mr. and Mrs. Guy B. Roush and
children, of Cincinnati, have been the
guests of Mr. Rousli's parents, Mr.
and Mrs. W. T. Roush, tho past week.
Mr. Roush left Wednesday to resume
his work on the road for tho Whlt
aker Paper Co. Mrs. Roush and tho
children will remain the balance ot
Mrs. E. T, Sanderson, Miss Alico
Ilenderly, Miss Helen Terrell, Miss
Norma Carey and Hulen Carey, who
have been spending a couple of weeks
at the Club House at tho Point, re
turned homo Monday.
Will Be Held at Bell's Opera
House From August 5
to 9 Inclusive
PROGRAM IS EXCELLENT
Prof. F. B. Pearson and Hon. F.
B. Willis Are the Instructors
-List of Their Subjects
Tho Annual Highland County
Teachers' Institute will be hold at
Hell's Opera House from August 5 to 0
A very attractive program has been
prepared, two eloouent. fintnrtalnlmr
and Instructive lecturers having been
secured. They are Prof. F. B. Pear
son, of Columbus, and non. Frank D.
wiius, or Ada. Mr. Willis is a mem
ber of Congress from the fifth district
and during his first term has estab
lished an enviable reputation.
Botli Prof. Pearson and Prof. Willis
have lectured before tho teachers of
this county and they have made ex
Many of the lectures on tho program
will bo Interesting, not only to the
teachers, but to tho people generally,
and should bo heard by large audi
Prof. F. B. Pearson.
0;15 to 10 Introductory
1:15 to 2 "The Child"
9:15 to 10 ..."Motives and Interest in
1:15 to 2 "The Artist Teacher"
s . WEDNESDAY.
0:15 to 10 "The Recitation"
1:15 to 2 "A Five-fold Courso of
0:15 to 10 "Macbeth"
1:15 to 2 "The Tactful Teacher"
0:15 to 10 "Reserve Power"
1:15 to 2 "The Safe Teacher"
Hon. F. B. Willis.
10:30 to 21:15 "School Gardens"
2:30 to 3:15. . . ."Alexander Hamilton"
10:30 to 11:15.. "Pearl of the Antilles"
2:30 to 3:15."Webster-llayne Debates"
10:30 to 11:15 "Alaska"
2:30 to 3:15. . . . "The Battle of Gettys
10:30 to 11:15. . . ."Tho Panama Canal"
20 to 3:15.. "The Civil War in- His
tory" . FKIDAY.
10:30 to 11:15.... "Lincoln as a Liter
2:30 to 3:15 "The Electorate"
Sl'ECIAL LECTUUE8 AND ENTEKTAIN
MENTS. Reception for Teachers.
Monday, August 5, 8 p. m., "Tho
Drama of Job"
Prof. F. B. Pearson
Tuesday, August 0, 8 p. m., "Recent
legislation" non. F. B. Willis
Wednesday, August 7, 8p.ni,,....
Admission free to all.
Tho music will be In charce of Mrs.
Stanley Rogers, which is a guarantee
that it will be very good.
COMMITTEE ON ENTEItTAINMENT
W. II. Mullenlx, Adlna Larkln,
COMMITTEE ON DECOKATION
W. II. Vance, Edith Gruver and
At the meeting of the Highland
County Suffrage Association, Tuesday
afternoon, Gen. Ben P. Runkle made
an excellent address.
The number of children of school
ago in Highland County, according to
a report made by Auditor Teter last
week, is 7,353.
Dr. and Mrs. W. W. Glenn enter
tained with a dinner Monday evenlntr
for Dr. and Mrs. W. J, McSurely,,
uov. ana Mrs. H. N. Faulconer and
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Matthews.
Albert Chaplin, a member of tho
local company of National Guards Is
in a Cincinnati hospital, 111 with ap
pendicitis. He was taken sick Sun
day while the company was on It's way
to camp at Ft. Ancient.
Miss Josephine McCormick Is the
guest of her aunt, Mrs. J. J. Oorrl
gan, at Springfield.
DAMAGE BY STORM
Stock Killed By Lightning and
Barns and Out Buildings
Destroyed By Wind.
Considerable damage was done
inrougnout Highland county by tho
storm Sunday. A strip through Penn
and Fairfield township was tho heav
iest sufferer. A wind and electrical
storm occurred In that section late in
the afternoon, lasting about one
In addition to the damage done to
tho corn and wheat crops, a number
of buildings were blown over, somo
stock killed and several bulldlnirs
damaged by lightning.
xne following Is a partial list of tho
damage done by the storm :
Homer Barrett, of Bridges, barn
and other outbuildings destroyed.
Douglas Leavorton, of near Lees
burg, horse valued $200 killed by
Luther Roads, of Cloverdale Farm,
10 steers killed by lightning.
Taylor Martin, living between
Samantha and Careytown, horse kill
ed by lightning and barn slightly dam
aged. S. P. Small, of near Leesburg, scale
houso and corn crib blown over.
J. P. Morrow out buildings destroy
ed by wind.
The engagement of Miss Marjorle
Mears to Leslie J. Iloyt, of Wlnton
place, Cincinnati, was announced last
week at a party at the home of Mrs.
Harry C. Knight, of Wlnton Place,
last week. "500" was the feature
of the afternoon. When the guests
wore called to tho dining room the
announcement was made by hidden
letters. Mr. Hoyt Is a son of Dr. and
Mrs. Hoy t of this place. Miss Mears
has frequently visited here and is a
very charming and attractive young
Ebert Lemon Dead.
Ebert Lemon died at his home at
Ottawa, Kan., Saturday. He was
aged 03 years and a brother of O. S.
and Morgan Lemon, of this place. He
Is well known here where he was born
and lived for a number of years
ne served throughout tho civil war,
enlisting first in Co. I. 24th O. V. I.,
and was discharged after three years
service. lie relnlisted In Co. A., 175th
O. V. I., assisting In raising the com
pany of which he was 2nd Lieutenant
seivlng In It until the close of tho
war. He was wounded during the
service and his death was caused by
paralysis due to the wound.
Miss Nelle Dawson who has been
spending several weeks at Chautauqua
N. Y., returned home Tuesday,
Mrs. George B. Gardner and daugh
ter, Miss Grace, spent Wednesday
with relatives at Washington C. II.
Miss Nell Nelson spent Tuesday
with her brother, Ben, at Cincin
nati. Miss Margaret Patton, who has
been visiting her sister, Mrs. narry
Roush, at Stuttgart, Ark., will return
home this week.
Special sale of gray enameled ware
at Toner's, Saturday, July 27. 12 inch
wash basins, 2 1-2 quart pudding pans
and 3 quart preserve kettles, each 10c.
Mrs. Lucy Harmon, accompanied by
her sister, Mrs. William Boardman.
returned Friday from Denver, Col.,
wnere sue was called by tho death of
Mrs. W. C, Hudson, of Cincinnati,
Is the guest of her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. W. T. Shannon, at Folsom. She
spent Friday here with her brother,
J. Ed. Shannon.
Mrs. L. F. Boulware and daughtor,
Mrs. W. O. Baumgardnor; are spend
ing a few days with relatives and
friends on Walnut Hills.
Klrby Smith returned home Mon
day from England, where ho had gone
to attend the wedding of his niece,
Miss Ann Qu'Inn to iterbert Olan
Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Rodes left Mon
day for a trip on tho Great Lakes and
up the bt. Lawrence river and to New
York City and other points of Inter
est In the East.
Mrs. T. A. Mullenlx died at her
home near Bolfast Sunday afternoon
at 2 o'clock. She was aged 83 years
and death resulted from injuries re
ceived when she fell and broko hor
hip a short time ago. The funeral
services were held at Union Chapel
Tuesday morning. She is survived by
her husband, two daughters, Mrs.
John Gllmore and Mrs. Joseph West,
and lour sons, W. II., 0. T , S. F. and