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HILLSBORO, OHIO, THURSDAY, AUGUST 22, 1912.
VOL. 76. NO. 21
FREE TRIP TO STATE FAIR
Donald Duckwall and Edgar Wil
liams are Fortunate Boys
From This County.
Donald Duckwall, son of Dr. and
Mrs. W. 0. Duckwall, of this place,
and Edgar Williams, son of Mr. and
Mrs James II. Williams, of east of
town, are the the fortunato boys to
secure the free trip to tho Stato Fair
Under tho rules laid down by the
state board of agriculture, boys, vuiio
had entered the aero corn growing
contest for the trip to Washington
City, worb to havo the preference.
Duckwall and Williams were the only
boys who had entered this contest and
complied with the other require
ments of the board, so thoy were
unanimously chosen foh the trip to
the state fair.
David Carrier, son of Mr. and Mrs.
William Carrier, of Now Market town
ship, was elected Urst alternate and
Ileber King, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed.
King, of Liberty township, was elect
ed second alternate.
The mooting for tho election of tho
boys was called to order by Auditor
W. A. Teter. Dr. II. M. Brown was
chosen chairman and 0. 0. Muhlbach
Ice Cream Social.
The Friendly and Phtlathea classes
of the U. 0. Sunday School will sorvo
ice cream and cake (home made) on
the Court House lawnlThursday even
ing, commencing at 0 o'clock. Every
Sunday School Convention
The Whiteoak Township Sunday
School Convention will be hold at
Taylorsvllle, Aug. 25, at 2 p. m. Tho
following program has been prepared :
Invocation Rev. E. E. Ilarrls
Address Dr. McAdow
Election of Officers
LOYD E. EUVKltAKD, PrOS.
The annual Stroup Reunion will be
held at tho usual place, near Dodson
vllle on the 0. & C. traction line, on
Thursday, Aug. 20. Reduced rates
and special cars have beon arranged
for over the traction line.
Hon. James M. Cox, Democratic
candidate for governor, will be present
and deliver an address. .
By Order of Com.
Frederick G. Strickland, a national
lecturer of the Socialist Party, will
speak at the Court ITouso Friday
evening, Aug. 23, at 8 o'clock. Mr.
Strickland comes here with the rep
utation of being one of tho ablest
and most forceful speakers of this
party and will give a clear exposition
of its principles.
The sixty-second wedding anniver
sary of Mr. and Wm. Lelghman was
celebrated at their home on last Fri
day. About fifty of thoir friends camo
with well filled baskets and enjoyed
the day with them. It was also tho
80th birthday of Mrs. Lelghman. May
they bo spared to enjoy many moro
similar events. Danvlllo Correspond
ent. Soldiers Reunion.
The Highland County Soldiers Asso
ciation met Aug. 3 and unanimously
accepted the invitation of the Hills
boro Fair Board to hold reunion on
the Fair Grounds Sept. 11, and the
campfire at tho M. B. Church In the
evening of the same day.
The following committees were ap
pointed to arrange for the reunion and
.Committee bn Speakers Judge T.
M. Watts, Isma Troth and Dr. Wm.
Committee on Finance John Wine
gardner, Joseph Slddons- and Carey
Commltteo on Speaker's Stand and
Decoration John Martin, Arch Eaton
and Alex Farren.
Committee on Badges Col. G. W.
liarrere, Gilbert Holmes and Nelson
Committee on Music and Campfire
John McMullen and R. B. Shivers.
J. II. Puiidv, President.
IJ' C. Ambrose, Secretary.
probate Court Proceedings.
Mary J. Crone elected to take under
the will of James Henry Crone.
W. J. York appointed admr do bonis
non of Michael Ely.
It. B. Frazier appointed admr. of n.
Sarah Sprague appointed gdn. of
John R, Sprague.
Sarah Sprague, gdn of John R.
Sprague, filed inventory.
Discusses Changes Provided
by Proposed Amend-
FAVORS ITS ADOPTION
As He Claims it Will Shorten,
Simplify and Cheapen Liti
gation, Thus Promot'
There seems to bo a groat deal of
opposition, upon the part of lawyers,
to tho proposed amendment to tho
constitution relative to "change In tho
Tho opposition, of course,comes from
the source whence It would be most
expected. Tho power and habit of
precedent is strong with all the people
but the lawyer is particularly tho
victim of preccdont and It Is hard for
him to tolerate any change In the time
honored methods of distribution of
justice whatever tho cost may bo.
""Tho constitutional convontlon dele
gates thought that to shorten the pro
cesses of legal action and ultimate
final Judgement would be In tho Inter
est of the people, believing that Inter
est to be the mission thoy were elected
in tno proposed cnango it is pro
vided that a cause, brought In the
common pleas court, if a chancery
case, may be tried on appeal, in the
court of appeals, and thero ended. Thus
tho litigant may have his case go to
final judgment In his own county and
not bo subjected to the long delay and
expense of going to tho supreme court
for adjudication or remand back to
the common pleas court for another
trial, and mayhap a repetition of tho
two expensive appeals hlthorto experi
enced until the weaker contendor
may be so worn and discouraged that
ho may be forced to abandon his case
for want of funds.
It has frequently happened that ono
case has been logrolled through all
tho courts, then sent back by the court
of last resort to the lowest court for
new trial and then through all the
courts a second time, and In a few in
stances, causes have run the gauntlet
three times, requiring years of costly
litigation before a verdict can bo
Jury cases, under the terms of propo
sal No. 10, may bo appealed on error
just as now, but one review by the
next higher court will end the case,
except In some particular and very
important questions of general interest
and cases In which constitutionality
of law Is Involved, then they may be
appealed to tho Supreme Court for
The proposal provides that no Jaw
may be enacted nor rule adopted
whereby any citizen can bo estopped
from Invoking tho sorvlces of the Su
premo Court in cases on which that
court can exorcise original jurisdiction.
At present the Supremo Court has in
partarogated to Itself the power of
designating what causes it will hear
and what it will not hear andtho liti
gant must suppllantly pray for permis
sion to have his case heard by that high
and mighty tribunal and submit to the
whims and excentrlclttesof Its person
el, regardless of tho exegencies of his
tender tho proposal a mere majority
of the Supreme Court could no longer
declare a law unconstitutional, but.
such declaration must bo all but
unanimous before It would beoffective
against tho olected representatives of
all the people
Those opposed argue that If the
proposal becomes a part of our charter,
then we will have eight courts of final
Jurisdiction, besides the Supreme Court
of the state,any of which will be capa
ble of promulgating, by Judicial sanc
tion, a principle of law, according to
its own peculiar logic, that may bo at
variance with the decision uf other
courts of appeals, on the same subject,
working confusion and uncertainty as
to authority in common law.
The objection would bo well takon
had it not been provided In tho propo
sal, that a court of appeals when mak
ing a decision not in harmony with tho
decision of other courts of equal au
thority, must certify the fact to the
Supreme Court and that court must
At present two Circuit Courts may
rule adverse to each othor and when
the matter comes before theSupromo
Court for decision that court mav rlis.
agree by reason of a tie and thus both
decisions of the respective Circuit
uouris ssana as tne jaw or the) landi
Cause of all Cases Filed in Com
mon Pleas Court During
the Past Week.
Three now cases were filed In tho
Common Pleas Court during tho past
Austie Huff asks that hor husband,
Horace Huff, be enjoined from incum
bering or disposing of his property.
She says that he has farming Imple
ments and tools, 1 mule, 1 steer, 8
horses, 70 hogs and 203 acres ot land
in Fairfield township Sho says that
the defendant has frequently boaton
and kicked hor and on August 10, 1012
threatened to kill her and that in
consequenco of hid 111 treatment sho
was compelled to seperato from him.
Sho also says that tho defendant has
been guilty of habitual drunkeness.
Wherefore plalntlll asks for alimony
for her sustenance and exponses dur
ing tho pendency of the suit and for
reasonable alimony out of tho property
of tho defendant and that ho bo en
Joined from disposing of his property
in tho mean time.
Leltha Llttroll asks for divorce
from William Littrell on the ground
of wilful absence for three years.
Tho parties were married Fob. 22,
1003 at Chllllcotho and have no child
ren. Minos L. Bayhara asks for divorce
from Myrtle Bayham on tho ground
of wilful absence for three years.
Tho parties were married Oct. 14,
1003 and have one child, Howard, aged
. m .
Sent to Industrial School.
Florence, the 12-year-old daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. "Wes" ShalTer, was
taken to the Girls' Industrial School
at Deloware, Tuesday. She had been
giving the olllclals a good deal o'f
trouble for some time. Her parents,
apparently, made no effort to control
or guide hor and she was allowed to
runtho streets at will and had fallen
lntd bad company. She was brought
before Judge Watts a couple of weeks
ago and upon hor promise to go to the
country and live with hor grandmoth
er, tne juoge gave her another chance.
She, however, was soon running tho
streets as bad as over and was again
taken before Judge Watts on Friday,
when he committed her to the Indus
U. B. Church.
Sunday School at 0 o'clock. Preach
ing at 10:30, subject, "Faith and
Works." Preaching at 7:30, subject,
"The Church on a Rock."
This is Rally Day In tho church. A
special thank offering will be taken to
close up the year In honor no dun
ning an offering.
Special music at both services.
Misses Mary England and Ruth
Thomas will sing solos. Let every
member come and make this a day of
good fellowship and uplift. Everybody
Mr. and Mrs. S. n. Frank visited
friends at Cincinnati Sunday.
such has been and Is now the case un
der our constitution, as cane readily
verified by a reference to the records
of the courts of this state.
The proposal has attempted a reme
dy to meet this very condition by first
requiring certification and second by
rondering a tie vote Impossible by add.
lng a seventh to the roster of the
It Is claimed that tho Circuit Courts,
which under tho proposal, would be
come tho courts of appeal, have not
measured up to tho standard of dignity
and Judicial acumen such as should
grace a court of final Jurisdiction.
One would be Justified in answering
that the court of highest appeal In
this stato has not enjoyed any striking
distinction in those two particulars,
for tho records might and will show
transactions that should bring shame
to tho cheeks of any self respecting
citizen of this splendid common
Tho fault lies In the electorate and
the people are now being aroused to
an attitude of determination to have
someining to say witn regara to our
Institutions and I believe the time to
bo speedily coming when an aspirant
for position of trust will bo compolled
to consult the interest of the whole
people and acknowledge allegiance to
them and not to tho individual domin
ation hitherto In voguo, dictating tho
measure of justice we are entitled to.
Until that time does come thero will
bo no cessation of the Indignant un
rest now pervading the public mind
and manifesting itself In the form
of determined disapproval of methods
that all know have smelt in 'the
nostrils of every decent citizen nvnr
since the advent of the intolerable
jbosslsm under which we have lived so
long. H. M. Bikyn,
State Thus Far in 1912 Nets $260,.
GCO-Total for Last
Showing not profit to the stato of
$200,000 from tho sale of automobile
llconso tags during the seven months
of this year from January 1, compared
to 8100,000, which was tho total net
Jocclpts for last year, the net profits
aro 070.000 ahead of those of last year,
with nvo months still to come, accord
ing to a report complied by State Reg
istrar of Automobiles Shearer.
The number of licenses issued this
year is 03,442, as compared with 45,000
for last year. We confidently expect
to reach tho 00,000 mark by January 1,
and I should not bo at all surprised If
wo would not oven exceed those fig
ures," declared Mr. Shearer Saturday.
"We have reduced the expense of
operating the department to tho mini
mum, and while the license Is not a
burden to the Individual automobile
ownor, It Is going to be a consistent
source of revenue to tho state."
Pike Bonds Sold.
Tho 819,200 worth of bonds for tho
construction of Road Improvements
No. 3(1, 37, 39 and 30 were sold by tho
county commissioners Saturday. The
bonds boro 5 per cont. Interest and
brought a premium of $205.11. Tho
three Ilillsboro banks bought them.
Well Roth & Co., of Cincinnati, was
the only othor bidder. Thoy bid for
all tho bonds offering a premium of
The bonds were divided among the
Ilillsboro banks as follows:
0030 of R. I. No. 33 to Merchants
National Bank for $0115.03.
81500 of R. I. No. 39 to Ilillsboro
Bank & Savings Co. for 84535.50.
$0750 of R. I. No.37 for $0855.85 and
81080 of R I. No. 30 for 82003.11 to
Farmers & Tradors National Bank.
Tho Merchants and Ilillsboro Bank
bid on all tho bonds except R. I. No.
30 and tho Farmers & Traders on all
Woman's Suffrage Meeting-.
Rov. O. W. Eldredge, of Cincinnati,
Will deliver an address on Woman's
Suffrage on tho Public Square Thurs
day evening, Aug. 29, at 7 o'clock.
Rev. Eldredge Is well known to tho
pooplo of Ilillsboro, having delivered
many addresses hero In the Interest
of the Antl Saloon League. He Is an
entertaining and forceful speaker.
The question of giving tho women tho
right to vote will be submitted at the
special election to be held on Sept. 3
and everyone should be posted on the
matter In order to be ablo to vote
The 20th Annual Reunion of tho
175th O. V. I., will bo held at U. S.
Barracks Columbus, Ohio, Aug. 20,
1012. During the week of the Colum
bus Contcnnlal and Ohio Stato Fair.
Comrades will register at State House
In Room adjoining Governor's olllce
and receive badges which will entitle
you to free lodging at Barracks, Aug.
29 and 30. This will give you an op
portunity to attend Veterans Reunion
Day, Aug. 30. We are authorized to
extend an Invitation to all Soldiers In
Highland county, to meet with us on
the above date. Come and bring a
comrade with you and have the time
of your life.
JOHN McMULLEN. President.
Miss Maletha Roads, of this place,
and noward G. Firman, of Marsland,
Neb, were quietly married at the
home of tho bride's parents, Mr. and
Mrs. John Q, Roads, at 8 o'clock
Wednesday morning, Dr. J. R. Colley
ofilclatlng. The wedding march was
played by Mrs. Wilbur Roads, of Lees
burg. Immediately following the ceremony
an elaborate four course wedding
breakfast was served. Those present
were Mr. and Mrs. John Q. Roads and
children, Dr. and Mrs. Wilbur Roads,
and Mr. Davis, of Loolburg. Mrs.
John Mc Mullen and Dr. and Mrs. J.
R. Colley and son, Frank.
Tho young pooplo left that morning
for an extended trip through tho East.
Thoy will visit Gettysburg, Pa., Wash
ington D. C, Boston, Mass., New York
City and Niagara Falls. They will re
turn hero for a 10 days visit before
going to Marsland, Neb., where they
will make their homo.
The bride Is the oldest daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. John Q. Roads and a
bright and attractive young lady.
She mot Mr. Firman whllo teaching
The groom is a prosperous business
man of Marsland.
Miss Lucile Hugglns and L. Philip
Shawe are visiting Mr. and Mrs. Neal
Waddell, at Greenfield.
. Piwram AlflfG Tlintl Mppfe
I r a , .
c,peciauons ana uver
$300 Was Cleared
BIG CROWD BRYAN DAY
Ott, Judge Aldun and Father Daly
Charm AudiencesSy r i a n
Temple Band Was Big
The fifth annual assembly of tho
Ilillsboro Chautauqua closed Sunday
Si"V X-.f-SSt.??.0?"" - ""i'fouroHy to say 'Howdy' at least."
Syrian Temple Shrine
Band, of Cln-
The Chautauqua was a success In'tha excursion will h. .t.m,. f m.
everyway. Thero was not a single
poor number on tho program and the
program as a whole more than met tho
expectations of overyone. Whllo all
bills havo not been presented and set
tled tho management has cleared
things up sufficiently to be ablo to
state that at least 8300 has been clear
ed over and above all expenses. This
money will be used for future Chau
tauquas. As was expected Thursday after
noon, when Col. Bryan spoke, saw tho
largest audience ever at a Ilillsboro
Chautauqua. 1008.75 wore the cash
receipts for that session. This means
with the season tickets that over 4,000
people were on the grounds. JThe day
was Ideal and people came 'from all
sections of Highland county and ad
Joining counties to hear the famous
Nebraskan. Ills subject was "The
Making or a Man." Ho said that In
each man were three seperato and dis
tinct men tho physical man, tho Intel
lectual man and tho moral man. He
spoke of the necessity for the develop
mentof each of these parts of the
In beautiful language, butso simple
and plain that even a child could under
stand, ho taught great moral lessons,
holding tho undivided attention of his
audience for over two hours. No one
could havo heard this speech antl not
admlro tho Intellectual and moral
strength of the Inan. no was a lino
example of tho well developed man,
physically, mentally and morally.
Following a concert by the Arlsto
Ladles Band, Ned Woodman, cartoon
ist, delighted his audience with his
clever sketches on Friday afternoon.
Tho lecturo by Edward Amhurst
Ott on "Sour Grapes" Friday night
was ono of tho best of the many good
things of tho assembly. Mr. Ott Is a
Huent, forceful and eloquent orator
and enlivens his address by many witty
and humous sallies. By many Mr.
Ott was considered the best of all the
lecturers that appeared at the Chau
A full concert was given by tho
Metropolitan Ladles Orchestra Satur
day afternoon and a prelude that night.
All tho musicians of this company are
talented musicians and everyone was
loud in their praise of them.
The lecture by Father Daly Satur
day night on "The Homeless Child"
was very good. Father Daly has given
a largo part of his life to work among
the poor In the tenement house dis
tricts of tho larger cities. He described
conditions as found there and told of
the needs of these people and how
essential It was that work bo dono for
bettering and changing tho manner
and mode of life of these unfortunates.
Following a short concert by the
Syrian Temple Band, Judge Aldon, of
Massachusetts, delivered a lecture,
"Tlio Needs of the Hour." In his
opinion the noed of the hour Is hones
ty. Ho said that the way to abolish
graft In public otllce was to Inculcato
the principal of honesty in the Individ
ual ; that when people come to realize
that It was wrong to cheat In small
things In private affairs, when a high
sense of honor was planted In the
minds and hearts of people generally,
graft would disappear from public
life. Able, entertaining, brilliant and
eloquent ho impressed and drove home
his appeal for a higher moral and
Tho concert by tho Syrian Temple
Band on Sunday night brought to a
fitting close a Chautauqua which will
be long romombered for Its unusually
The barn of Will Frump, at Mar
shall, was totally destroyed by fire
early Wednesday morning. The blaze
was discovered by Mr, Frump about
3 o'clock, In time for him to get his
automobile and stock out of the barn.
The cause Is unkown. The loss Is"
covered by Insurance.
DAYTON BUSINESS MEN
miii ui licic ncAl lYCUIieS"
day, 50 Strong.
Tho Wholesalers and Jobbers' Com
mltteo of the Diyton Chambor of
Commerce have planned an Automo
bile Trade Excursion for Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 27,
23 and 20. There will be about 50 men
In the party and they expect to be In
Ilillsboro next Wednesday from 11:16
a. m. until 1:15 p. m.
In a letter to the editor of tho News
nerald, the chairman of the commit
tee says :
"We have no axe to grind. Our
heads of houses want to get personally
acquainted with the trade.
"We will not be with you long, bub
wo want to have the pleasure of meet
ing you and other live business men
An Itinerary of tho trip was enclosed
wltli Mm Inf-tor. ntwl Mm .!. ...i....
, - ..... .,w uv juiiJV VI bliU
neighboring towns Is as follows:
WKUNESDAY, AUO. 23.
Blanchester arrive 8:30 a. m., leave
9:30 a. m.
Westboro arrive 9:45 a m., leave
10 a. m.
Lynchburg arrive 10:20 a. m., Jeavo
10:50 a. m.
Ilillsboro arrive 11:15 a. m., leave
1:15 p. m.
New Vienna arrive 1:45 p. m., leave
2:15 p. m.
Wilmington arrive 2: 15 p. m., leave
4 p, m.
Sabina arrive 4:30 p. m., leave 0:30
They will spend Tuesday night at
Lebanon and Wednesday night at
Washington C. II.
George L. Garrett, president of the
Business Men's Association, received
a letter from tho chairman of the
committee, and arrangements will
undoubtedly be made to have a dele
gation of Ilillsboro business men on
hand to meet members of the excur
sion party when thoy arrive In Ilills
boro. Boys and Girls Farm Congress.
The arrangements for the Boys and
Girls Farm Congress, to be held In
Ilillsboro some time In October, are
progressing nicely. At a meeting of
the board of education of New Market
township last Saturday, the board"
passed a resolution, authorizing all
teachers to close their schools on the
day of tho Congress and bring their
pupils to It. Speakers of note on
agricultural questions will be present
at the Congress and deliver addresses
and It Is hoped to Increase the Interest
of the children in these matters of
such vital importance to the country.
It Is hoped that all boards of educa
tlon of the county will follow tho
example of the New Market township
board and help make the Congress a
Red Letter Day In tho history of
Mrs. Bert Moon died at her home
at Wilmington Wednesday. The
funeral services will bo held at Wil
mington Friday, Interment in tho
Wilmington cemetery. Mrs. -Moon
was formerly Miss Addle Cunningham
anu was a sister of John Cunningham,
of this place.
Rev. C. O. Coleman has resigned his
position as pastor of the local Chris
tian church, having accepted a call as
pastor of tho Sabina Christian church.
He and Mrs. Coleman will move to
Sabina soon. Rev. Coleman, during
the few years he has been here, has
made many friends, not only In his
own church, but among tho people
generally, who will be sorry that he
intends leaving Ilillsboro.
The following persons, cousins of
Mrs. D. Leadbotter, wore pleasant
guests of Mr. and Mrs. D. Leadbetter
last week : Dr. L.O. Jenkins, of Paris,
111., A. T. Jenkins and wife and child
ren, Wllllard, Ray and Freeda, camo
over from Sullivan, 111., in their auto.
Their son, Willlard, came up from
Cincinnati and spent a few days.
Thoy visited tho homes of their child
hood In Adams county while hero,
leaving Saturday for Portsmouth and
other points of Interest. This was
tho first visit of Dr. Jenkins to his old
home since he left here, when ho was
only a few years old.
Everybody who falls to see "The
French Spy" with Edith Storey In tho
titular role, at the Orpeum Saturday
matinee and night, will always regret
It, for this Is said to bo her supremo
effort. It Is one of tho best war
dramas staged by this company. Prices
of admission for adults a dime. For
children under 12 a nickel. A big
four reel show.
Spoclals at Toner's Saturday Aug.
24, eight quart galvanized buckets
only 10c. Throe 5c boxes of matches,
good ones, only 10 cents.