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HILLSBORO, OHIO, THURSDAY, AUGUST 15, 1912.,
VOL. 76. NO. 20
IS IN SESSION
Program is High-Class, Ful
filling the Expectations
ELOQUENT AND FORCEFUL
Was Gov. Hanley in His Lecture,
"The Patriotism of Peace"
-All Attractions Good
And Best to-Come.
Tho Fifth Annual Hillsboro Chau
tauqua opened at the Chautauqua
Park Sunday afternoon.
The opening, attractions were a
lecture by Mclnness Nellson and the
Chicago Glee Club.
Tho Glee Club which Id composed of
four young men, greatly pleased Its
audiences both with tho vocal and In
strumental selections. They not only
fnrnlshod the prelude for the Sunday
afternoon session, but gave full con
certs,Sunday night and Monday after
noon and the prelude to the Monday
evening session. It came here with
the reputation of being the best mus
ical organization on the Lyceum plat
form and many who heard it agree
with tho commendatory things said
"The Need of a Target" was the
subject of Dr Nellson's lecture Sun
day afternoon. He Is a lluent, easy
Bpeaker with a pleasing Scotch accent
and an attractive way of expressing
Hon. J. Frank Hanley, former gov
ernor of Indiana, was the speaker
Tuesday night, nis subject was
"The Patriotism of Peace". He
Btated that he was a lawyer by pro
fesslon, that his audience was his jury
and that he held a brief for "an hon
est nation, a saloonless nation and a
Starting with the birth" of this
nation he reviewed In an eloquent
manner Its war history. He claimed
that at every crisis In our history God
had furnished the man who was need
ed, Washington during the Revolu
tionary War. the great men who
formed the constitution, John Mar
shall to interpret it, Daniel Webster
to defend the Interpretation and
Abraham Lincoln to save the nation.
His tribute to Lincoln was a marvel
of beauty and eloquence.
In his appeal for a disarmed nation,
he showed the folly of tho talk of
Japan or any other nation trying to
invade this country, proving that our
location, our immense territory, our
wonderful resources, our large popu
lation, our great wealth made such a
lie made an impassioned plea for
stamping out of graft. Ho told of
the shamo of New York, Philadel
phia, Adams county, our state legisla
ture, dishonesty of public olllclals in
his own state, Lormertsm in Illinois,
Senator Stephenson buying the sena
torshlp In Wisconsin, corruption In
Detroit and San Francisco. Ho on
deavored to awaken a higher sense of
civic duty In his hearers and appealed
for an honest citizenship and honest
administrations of public affairs.
He thinks that the nation that will
stand the highest In the future, will
be the nation that thinks the quickest
and the clearest and this he sale
meant a sober nation and, therefore,
he wanted a nation without saloons.
For an hour and a half his audience
listened with rapt attontion to the
flow of golden sentences from his lips,
every utterance carrying conviction of
his sincerity and earnestness.
Tuesday afternoon Margaret Stahl
charmed her audience by hor readings.
"The Dawn of a Tqraorrow" by Mrs.
Francos ITodson Burnett was the
principal story given and in this she
showed her wonderful talent for the
delineation of charactor. She also
gave soveral short selections which
greatly pleased her hearers.
Tho rain Tuesday evening mado it
necessary to adjourn for that evening
to the Opera notiso. Oplo Read in
his lecture "Llm Jucklins" was at his
best and had tho audience laughing
from the beginning to the closo
Humorist Is not a mlsnamor when ap
plied to him.
Tho Hillsboro Band furnished tho
prelude for both tho afternoon and
evening sessions and rendered some
Tho nearons Sisters Concert Com
pany gave a full concort Wednesday
afternoon and the prelude to the
Ellas Day, interpreter and charac
terise who was on for Wednesday
evening, missed connections at Kan-
Only ono new case was Ulod In tho
Common Pleas Court during the past
Henry W. Lafferty vs. Eliza Bello
Lafferty, Eufunla Stevens,-Clara
Stroop and Cleveland Murtland Is the
title of the case.
The plaintiff says that he is an heir
at law of Wesley Lafferty, deceased,
who died on Aug. 5, 1912 Intestate;
that as such heir he Is the owner In
fee simple of the undivided one-fifth
part of 8,r 34 acres of land In Salem
township. Ho futher alleges that tho
defendants aro also heirs of said Wes
ley Lafferty and are tenants In common
with him, each being entitled to the
undivided one llfth part of the prem
ises. He asks that the land be parti
tioned and If that cannot be equitably
done that It bo sold and tho proceeds
divided among tho parties.
A few days following the filing of
this case, a will of Mr. Lafferty was
found. It was executed Oct. 11, 1011
and leaves all of his property both real
and porsonal to his two daughters,
Eliza Bolle Lafferty and Euphomla C.
Stephens. It was filed for probate
Saturday and tho application for pro
bate was heard before Judge Watts
Wednesday. 0. F. Farls and D. Q.
Morrow wero tho witnesses.
If tho will is not broken tho plain
tiff has no Interest in tho land do
scribed In the partition suit and there
fore no grounds upon which to bring
U. B. Clinrcli.
Sunday School at 0 o'clock.
Preaching "The Certainties ofRe
llglon" at 10 o'clock. No services in
theevenlng on account of Chautau
The Quarterly Foreign Missionary
Offering will be taken In tho Sunday
The annual organization of the Sun
day School will take place at the close
of the School.
ONLY SIX BUSHELS
Will Be the Ohio Wheat Yield
Per Acre, Says the State
Tho Ohio crop report for August
puts the wheat yield down still lower,
the prospect being rated at only 40 per
cent, of a full average crop. As the
full average is based on a yield of only
15 bushel per acre, the avorage yield In
tho state for tho year Is shown to be
down now to only six bushel per acre.
The oats prospect, however, Is up to
105 per cent. The yield of clover hay
1.27 tons per acre and the quality 88
The apple prospect for the state Is
52, and that for peaches only 35, so
that the crop Is a practical failure.
The potato prospect Is now 83 por
cent, so that a lino crop Is Indicated.
No showing as to corn was given.
Tho Odd Fellows Celebration at
Pricetown Saturday was a complete
success. Several thousand people
gathered In McLaughlin's grove and
everybody had a good time.
Prominent men of the order were
present and made addresses. S. C.
Goodrich, state general master, H. W.
Kuntz, doputy grand master and non.
Coke L. Doster being the speakers.
Thocommltteoon arrangements had
overlooked nothing that would tend
to make the day a success and deserve
much credit for their work. M. J.
Pulllam was master of ceremonies.
Everything advertised for tho day was
The prize for tho lodge having the
greatest number of members present
was carried off by East Danville.
The music for the occasion was fur
nished by tho Duford Band and amalo
quartotte composed of Worth Foust,
Hoyt Lolninger and Claude and
Dwlght Gossett and It was excellent.
A beautiful lire works display and a
successful festival were held In the
Tho Pricetown lodge Is to bo com
mended for Its enterprise In giving
such a creditable entertainment.
Mrs. W. n. Glenn, who, has been
visiting Mrs, Henry Strain, and her
granddaughter, Miss Glenn Smith,
who has been visiting Miss Faith
Glenn, returned to their homes at De
troit, Mich., Sunday.
sas City and was unable to be here,
Tho management was fortunato In
being able to socuro L. J. Beauchamp
to take his place. Mr. Beauchamp
delivered a forceful and entertaining
Col. Bryan will deliver his famous
lecture "The Prince of Peace" this
afternoon and the largest audience
over on the Chautauqua grounds is
confidently expected to hear this
FOR THIS YEAR
Are Shown By Report of
Budget Commision Filed
NO RELIEF FOR TOWNS
Or Schools Although Increase is
Made Over Last YearRate
Less Than One Per Cent
Gxcept in Villages.
Tho budget commission completed
it's work Saturday and Hied It report
with tho Auditor. The rate for each
taxing district, the amount of money
to bo raised In each and the total
amount to be raised for the county Is
fixed by the work of the commission.
Prosecutlhg Attorney McBrlde, Audi
tor Teter and Mayor WUklns aro the
members of the commission.
The appraisement of all property for
taxation purposes Is 630,215,870. The
levy fur county purposes is 3 mills and
for state purposes .451 mills. .
Tho levy of 3 mills for county pur
poses was divided among the different
funds by the commissioners as fol.
Levied Levied Kate
County ....,16J40 (J7.22l.28 .9
Poor. 8,721 2 0.0T378 3
CM!. Home 4,360.63 5,4,4 20 .18
Bridge 21,893.81 27,628.20 .92
Indg. Soldiers.. 15,814.19 6,019 17 .2
Road - 7,207.74 9,073.70 .3
Illtnd Relief.... 4.300,64 3,021.58 .1
Judicial 2,(07 00 3,024.68 .1
Special llrldgc. 2,007.09
Total I87i2l00 1 90737.83 3.
No levies were made for either the
Election or Special Bridge fund as no
money was needed for the business of
either of them.
It will bo seen that about $3,000
more Is raised for county purposes
this year than last while the rate re
mains tho same. This is due to an
increase of about 8300,000 in the
Under the Smith law which the
commission was working under, only u
per cent, more in total taxes can be
raised this year than In 1910 and wher
ever possible this was levied by the
All of the townships are below the
one per cent, rate and the corpora
tions, but little above. Greentleld has
the highest rate 1.5 per cent, and the
rate In nillsboro Is 1.10 per cent.
The corporations will have many
troubles trying to carry on their
business under tho levies allowed by
the Smith law.
It was estimated that Hillsboro
needed 827,300 to conduct its affairs.
It will get $13,037.75. Greentleld
wanted 822,015 07 and will get 810,331..
50. In many of the districts It will
also take somo high finance to carry
on tho public schools.
The rate In the different taxing dis
tricts for 1011 and 1012 aro given in
the following table :
Taxing District 1911 1012
Liberty 5.1 7.2
Hillsboro 12.5 11.6
New Market 7.1 9.8
Falrflelil 82 8.3
Highland 9 91 7,4
Lcesburg 11.2 123
Drusbcreck 8.50 90
Sinking Hprlng . 10. 9 5
Paint 4,78 768
Union m 4 00 5.1
Russell School 7.76 as
Madison 0.18 6.76
Greenfield .. 15 15.
Concord 03 0.91
Jackson 9. 10.
Salem 6.08 8.4
WMteoak 0.70 9.7
Mowryatown .-. 10. 10.
Dodso n 8 28 9.32
Lynchburg.. 12.8 15.
Clay 7.80 7!
Buford School 8.01 9,2
Marshall 7.68 89
Hamer 003 7.20
Washington ,. 8.00 8.0
Penn 5.3 5.06
Tho people of Danville and vicinity
aro justly proud of their band. It has
been organized only a little over a year
and Is composed of 15 young men of
that community, all of whom aro ex
cellent musicians. The leader is Ira
Ponce and much of the success or the
band Is duo to his untiring efforts and
ability as an organizer and his musical
The band has filled 0 engagements
this year and Is already booked for
two others, tho Wilkin andiVanco Re
unions. At every place it has given
complete satisfaction and Is growing
The community around Danville
may well be proud of the Danvlllo
Band as it would be a credit to a much
Were Weil Attended, Dr.
Hulley and Prof. Pear
son Able Lecturers
NEW OFFICERS ELECTED
Pres., Roy Garman ; Sec'y., Mrs.
Mattie Perry; Executive Com
mittee, Don Carlisle, Otis
Some excellent orchestral numbers,
and a bible reading and prayer by Dr.
Colley marked the opening.
Prof. Pearson's "The Recitation"
was changed to "King Lear." Ohlelly,
lie confessed, that he might prove that
his intellectual wardrobe was sulllclent
to warrant a change of mind.
The substitute subject brought the
definition of tragedy which showed
that the drama of King Lear Is a
tragedy. With our American liberty
and government, he believes, not one
of us can realize or understand the
significance of "King'' or kingly pre
rogatives, certainly not of the old time
ones, and only In a restricted sense of
the present day ones, shorn of many
unquestioned rights and privileges of
The chief character, King Lear,
King of France, Duke of Burgundy,
Earl of Kent, Gonerll, Regan and Cor
delia, the King's three daughters, wero
faithfully portrayod In his "sotting
Taking these up separately he gave
his conception of this tragedy by a
marvelous rendition. His Impersona
tions were great and In the Impassion
ed appeal of poor, old King Lear to
the elements, to descend and punish
his ungrateful daughters he attained
a height of perfection In his acting
that can not be surpassed. There was
not a weak lino In his work. It de
serves much more but space forbids.
"Theso teachers who are standing
before the rising generation," a phrase
of Dr. Colley's prayer, was made much
of by Dr. Hulley as a preface to his
address, "The Child at School."
Mr. Donaldson's definition of educa
tion and one other wore given "edu
cation an enrichment and develop
ment of nerve force," "education Is
progressive habituation." Both are
To get the highest numan product,
Intellect, sensibility and will should
bo equally developed. With the major
part or our best thinkers he believes
that text books are the smallest factors
acting upon the child.
The five senses should be educated
but not to the end that many "blind
spots" bo left In part of them.
Urging the teacher to never lose
faith In a backward pupil he referred
to Webster, Dlrallo, Newton, Cur-
ran, Napoleon and Demosthenes as
notable examples of backward children
Prof. Pearson gave "A Fivefold
Course of Study" as more important
than the required branches.
Training for service; to use leisure
hours; In real patriotism; to'make
wise choice ; to know tho meaning of
real democracy. So equipped, he be
lieves, the future of the child and of
our country assured.
Dr. Hulley gave the lecture against
alcohol and other Intoxicants. "Woes"
of the blule cited, and to woman, given
all the credit for tho law requiring this
teaching In the public schools, ne
believes that civilization will elimin
ate intoraperance, as It has largely, tho
yellow and typhoid fevers, smallpox,
diphtheria and the white plague. He
saw a bright future because of woman's
work In this line.
Dr. nulley in his "Eugene Field
Recital" strengthened this poet's
claim upon us, and his right to be
known as the groatest of Field's many
Interpreters. Telling much of Field's
life and genius he gladdened the hearts
of all, especially somo personal friends
of the poet, who rank this as the best
Interpretation they had ever heard.
ne recited widely from them and, as
ever, became to his listeners the real
character ho was Impersonating,
Devotional exercises by Rev, Gelger
and more good music gave an auspi
Prof. Pearson's "Macbeth" was of a
very high order. Quito at home, oven
to the smallest detail of all the charac
ters, ho held his audience from first to
last as though'one person. True and
just conceptions of both Macbeth and
his wife put this drama before us In a
sqmowhat different light from the
usual presentations. He proved his
claims and all have a better knowledge
01 cue nature anu wonting oi tne Hu
man mlrid since hearing his psycho logi
cal proofs. Such Inspirational work
means much to the average, wide
The piano duet of Misses Glenn and
McCoppln needs only this mention to
know how to class It.
Dr. Hulley's "English In the Grades"
had the true ring and if his words do
not bear rich fruitage It will be because
they were not heard. It was all made
so clear, not beclouded by labored and
long drawn out directions and high
He emphasized his belief that almost
any method would work If the teacher
behind it be strong and full of the
subject and able to impart It.
Two points visualization and con
creteness he counts as tho most potent
factors In attaining the best results.
Prof. Pearson had asked that each
teacher bring one llower to this session.
The result was a basket of beautiful
llowers which he gave to Mrs. Rogers
In behalf of tho Institute. It Is he
who ever thinks of the little atten
tions that gladden the heart of the
Ho then introduced L. S. Ivlns, Ag
ricultural Supervisor of this district.
The address was the best of its kind
ever heard In the county, and the
courses of study for the several divi
sions the most sensible and workable
yet brought to our notice. There was
no mistake made when he was ap
Solos by Mrs. Muntz and Miss Sara
Worley were delightfully rendered
and then the Institute settled itself to
listen to Dr. Hulley In his recital of
Robert Burns. Knowing the high
rank of talent possessed by Dr. Hulley
an unusual number of Hillsboro people
came to hear him. No one was disap
pointed only by the shortness of the
hour. He told much of Burns, the
little Intimate bits of knowledge which
proves us all to be akin In weaknesses
as well as strengths. Ills readings were
comprehensive and given with all the
charm and accuracy for which Dr.
Hulley Is noted. He classes Burns as
the greatest of lyric poets who, while
breaking all poetic rules, saved his art
and sang freely as the birds.
Dr. Shields conducted the opening
"The Tactful Teacher" by Prof.
Pearson was a most helpful talk and
by adding many actual porsonal expert,
enco proved the truth and worth of
his lirst words "Tact Is gumption ;
gumption Is a good thing. Tact gets
hold of the cool end of the poker.
Tact Is kind but firm."
Excellent orchestral music then Dr.
Hully In "Riley and the Home Folks."
Educated only In the country schools
and "Thfi TTnlvfirsllw nt tlio Wnrhl"
he ranks as the "Burns of America,'
is loved by tho actual home folks;
wrote from the heart and reached the
hearts of his hearers. He dlgnltled
the common place as he made us feel
when he recited "Old John nenry,"
"Orphan Annie," "The Literary,"
"Old Man and Jim," "Waiting for the
Cat to Die" and others.
Prof. Pearson gave his final talk,
impressing the necessity of holding as
the great central truth of tho teacher's
work, that It Is "all for the child."
With gracious words he said good
bye and carried with him tho best
wishes of every one. A warm welcome
awaits him ever In Highland county.
Dr. Hulley changed his subject that
ho might speak on the Race Problem
In the south. A northern man, he
yep sees the reason for letting the two
races adjust their differences since
there Is real affection between them.
He read a number of characteristic
poems showing the nature of the col
ored people and left all with a clearer
understanding of the problem and his
ne, too, had gracious words for all
and may he sure of an equal welcome,
with his co-worker at any and all
times from Highland county teachers.
The enrollment was one hundred
The officers for 1013 are: Pres., Roy
Garman ; Sec'y., Mrs. Mattle Perry ;
Ex. Com., Don W. Carlisle, Otis Roler
and O. B. Cox.
A small dog belonging to A. B.
Stephenson, of near Lebanon, wont
mad last week and terrorized that
community. It bit several members
of tho Stephenson family, not less than
a dozen dogs and soveral other animals.
It was finally killed and the head sent
to Columbus for examination. It was
found to be badly affected with rabies.
Tho dogs that It bit were killed and
physicians are closely watching the
persons who were bitten, for Indica
tions of hydrophobia.
GEN. R. B. BROWN
Chosen by Committee to
Fill Vacancy Caused By
Resignation of Dillon
ROOSEVELT MEN RESIGN
From Committee Following' the
Action-B. V. Waltermlre for
Gen. P.. B. Brown, of Zanesvllle, Is
the Republican candidate for gover
nor to Mil the vacancy, caused by the
resignation of Judge Dillon. He was
selected at a meeting of the Republi
can State Central Committee at Col
umbus last Saturday. He was chosen
by a bare majority of the committee,
19 out of the 21 members being pres
ent, 11 vothiB for him and 8 for U. G.
i Denman, former attorney general.
Following the selection of Gen.
rruwn, me s inemoers who naa votea
for Denman resigned from the com
mittee. The vote was drawn on tho
lines of the Taft Roosevelt fight In
the recent state convention, the Taft
people winning. As both of the mem
bers who were absent are strong
Roosevelt men they will also with
draw from the committee.
Gen. Brown was tbe nominee for
lieutenant governor and at a meeting
of the committee on Tuesday B. W.
Waltermlre, of Fl&dlay, was chosen to
1111 thevacancycaused by the promo
tion of Gen. Brown.
Both Gen Brown and Mr. Waltermlre
are ardent Taft men. In the primary
campaign Gen. Brown, both personally
and with his paper, advocated the
selection of Taft delegates and Mr.
Waltermlrcjnas one of the Taft candi
dates for delegate to the National
Convention In his district, being de
feated. Mr. Denman, who received the sup
port of the Roosevelt men on the
committee was attorney general of
the state from 100S to 1910 and was
defeated for re-election In 1910
although he ran 00,000 votes ahead of
Harding. He Is now United States
district attorney for the northern dis
trict of Ohio having been appointed
by President Taft. He was the choice
of every candidate on the Republican
state ticket, with the exception of
Gen. Brown for the nomination for
governor. And before the meeting of
the committee several of the men,
who voted against him, had named
him as their preference. He had
taken no decided stand In the recent
primary light and ho was considered
an Ideal compromise candidate.
The Taft people, however, were
willing to make no compromise. No
one but an ardent, outspoken Taft
supporter would be accepted and fol
lowing the dictation of Carml A.
Thompson, private secretary of Pres
ident Taft, Arthur I. Vorys, former
national committeeman from this
state, Warren G. Harding, who was
defeated for governor In 1910 by over
100,000, the worst defeat ever sus
tained by a Republican candidate for
governor, Harry M. Daugherty, who
has been trying to get the nomina
tion for governor for years and W. n.
Miller, who showed his appreciation
of Denman, appointing him assistant
attorney general, Denman was turned
down for the place.
At the meeting of tho central com
mittee on Tuesday narry M. Daugh
erty was selected as chairman of the
state executive committee, and
W. II. Miller, Secretary. Walter
Remley, of Georgetown, and D. Q.
Morrow, of this place, are the mem
bers of the executive committee from
James R. Garfield, national com
mitteeman from this state of the new
Progressive party, has called a meet
ing of its followers to be held at Col
umbus today. At that time action
will be taken towards the naming of
a state ticket. It Is not known
whether only candidates for governor
and lieutenant governor will be
named and tho balance of the Repub
lican state ticket endorsed or whether
a full new state ticket will be named.
It is, however, generally believed that
most, if not all of the candidates on
the Republican state tlckot will bo
The Taft leaders say they are de
lighted ovor what they terra "the
purging" of the Republican party.
Mrs. James W. Patterson entertain
ed a number of children Saturday
afternoon with a delightful party for
her granddaughter, Katherlne Smith,
the occasion being the birthday of