HILLSBORO, OHIO, THURSDAY, AUGUST 29, 1912.
VOL. 76. NO. 22
Full List of Premiums Given.
Prospect Good For Suc
On another page will be found a
list of the premiums offered In all tho
departments of the nillsboro Fair.
The peoplo who have charge of these
departments Is also given. While the
premiums are not largo they are much
more liberal than given at many
county fairs. People Intending to
make exhibits should look over these
lists and preserve them. The displays
at former fairs have been very credit
able but should bo even bettor this
year, as the peoplo have learned that
the management always does all that
It promises and tho heads of the de
partments are courteous and obliging
and fully understand their duties.
These departments are among tho
most Interesting features of a fair and
thousands of people will view them
with much Interest, so that anyone
having anything particularly good
should bring it to the Fair.
On Sept. 7 and 9 the Saturday and
Monday before the Fair, the secretary
will bo at tho News-Herald offlce
all day. People desiring to make en
tries will please romombor this as It
will save much time and trouble both
for them and the secretary to have
the entries made early.
The only one thing that can possibly
prevent the nillsboro Fair being a
complete success this year will be the
weather and as It has rained the last
two years it Is believed that the third
time will be tho charm and the weath
er will be ideal.
If you want to see fine displays of
agricultural products of all kind, lino
cattle, hogs, sheep, poultry and horses,
the best the culinary art can produce,
the most beautiful and artistic fancy
work, beautiful flowers, pretty babies
and good races, you will como to the
Illllsboro Fair, Sept. 10, 11, 12 and 13.
Your friends will all be there.
Everybody will have a good time and
you surely want to be injon It. Be sure
New Market Baptist Church.
Regularservices next Sunday morn
ing and evening with preaching by
the pastor. Subject in the morning
"The Reserved Power of God." The
pastor will say that he would not have
a woman that would yield her hand
at tho first Interview.
In the ovonlng, "The Immutability
of Divine Things", avIU be the theme,
when the pastor will say that it God
ras whimsical as we are, sinners would
all be consumed. This will be the last
evening service of the present pastor
ate. Don't miss It. Closing services,
Sunday morning, Sept. 8.
Friends and relatives of the bride
here have received the following an
nouncement: Mr. Joseph Dayton Clarke
Mrs. Cora Alkln Van Winkle
Wednesday, August fourteenth
Nlnteen hundred and twelve
after September fifteenth
1038 Salem Ave., Dayton, Ohio.
Mrs. Clarke is well known here,
where she has many rolatlves and
friends. Her home for many years
has been at Blanchestor. She has been
traveling in the West for several
SpecialIMeetin of B. Al. A.
A special meeting of the Business
Men's Association was held Monday
The executive committee was ap
pointed to meet the Automobile Trade
Excursion of tho Dayton Commercial
Club, whlch-was expected in Illllsboro
from 11:15 a. m. until 1:15 p. m. Wed
nesday. Tho members of the commit
tee were instructed to show tho visit
.ore every possible courtesy,
v A discussion of the proposed amend
ments to tho constitution was then
up. Several members made addresses
severely condemning tho convention
for calling the election at such an
early date, giving the peoplo such a
short time to consider tho different
proposals. A number of the membors
strongly opposed all of the amend
ments and urged all the members to
work against them and vote no on all
of them. "
A resolution condemning the hold
ing of the eleotlon so soon was passed.
Regular services will be held at the
Baptist church Sunday- morning and
T, n. Johnson, Pastor.
Misses Sarah and Emma Cox re
turned Monday from a two week's
visit with relatives In Cleveland,
. BY MANIAC
J. T. Miller, Brother-in-law
of Auditor Teter, Killed
at His Home in Dayton
CALLED FROM HIS BED
By Intimate Friend, Who Was In
sane, Suffering" from Ner
Brought to Leesburg
J. T. Miller, a brothor-tn law of
county auditor, W. A. Teter, was shot
at his homo in Dayton early Thursday
morning, three bullets passing through
his lungs. He died at tho Dayton
Hospital Saturday afternoon at 4:45.
The shooting was done by Arthur
Johnson, a neighbor.
Funeral services wero held at tho
Masonic Temple In Dayton Sunday
afternoon, conducted by the Knight
Templars. The body was brought to
his old home at Lcesburg Monday and
Interment mado In the cemetery at
that placo Monday afternoon.
Arthur Johnson, tho man who did
the shooting, had been a next door
neighbor of Mr. Miller for several
years and an Intimate friend.
On Thursday morning he came to
Mr. Miller's homo and rang tho door
bell. Neither Mr. Miller nor his wife
were up at the time, but Mrs., Miller
called down to ask who it was. The
reply was that It was Arthur John
son and that he wanted to seo Mr.
Miller. Mrs. Miller told him that her
husband was still in bed and Johnson
said he would go home and como back
and seo him later.
Ho returned shortly and Mr. Miller
was still In bed. He said ho wanted
to see Mr. Miller about an important
matter and would come in and wait
until he got up.
Mr. Miller then got up and went
down stairs only dressed In his night
night gown. Mrs. Miller heard her
husband say Just before tho shooting
began, "Arthur, you will have to par
don my appearance as I am not dressed
for company." Four shots wero fired,
three bullets passing through Miller's
body and one going wild, two going
tlirough the upper part of the lungs
and one through the shoulder.
Mr. Miller staggored from the house
and fell on the lawn, where neighbors
rushed to his aid and ho was hurried
to the hospital Johnson was so close
to Miller when he began shooting that
the flash from the revolver set his
night gown on Are.
Johnson, as soon as he tired tho shots,
walked from the house to the police
station nearby and told tho olllcers
that ho had killed a man.
A lunacy Inquest was held Monday,
when Johnson was examined by six
physicians, one of them Miller's family
physician. They all found that John
son was violently insane and he .was
committed to the asylum.
Johnson lias been suffering from a
nervous breakdown and meloncholia
since last spring. At tho Inquest he
stated that before he shot Miller he
said, "John, you have done me a great
wrong and are going to hell. I must
Last March Johnson tried to commit
suicide by Jumping In the river and
was rescued by somo boys. While
Johnson has always been friendly with
Miller whenjhe met him, it has de
veloped since the shooting that ho had
taken a violent dlsllko to Miller several
months ago. His wife stated at the
inquest that he claimed that Miller
was trying to take his children away
from him and sho had got Johnson to
move several blocks away from Miller
on account of this hatred.
A little daughter of Johnson's had
celebrated her birthday a few days
before the shooting and Mr. and Mrs.
Miller had sent her a birthday card.
Mrs. Johnson said that whon her hus
band saw tle card ho became wild.
hit. Teter, as socn as he received
word of tho deplorable affair, hurried
to Dayton to bo with his sister. He
U. B. Church.
Sunday School at 0:00 E. A. Cor
netet, of Mowrystown, will present
the county work In a ton minute
Preaching at 10:30. subject "Retro
spect". Regular evening service 7:30.
This Is the last service of tho Con
ference year. Lotus make this day
a fit closing of a good year.
Mr. and Mrs. D. M. Meneley and
daughter, Mary Frances, are attend
ing the State Fair.
Tho dato of the annual Vaned Re-
union has been changed from Sept. 5
to Saturday, Sept. 7. It will be held
at the usual place, Grllllth Vance's
grovo on the West Union pike.
- ' m m
Where ? Between Mowrystown and
Kebterman church, one mllo north of
Whon? August 31, 1012.
Who ? Browntown Circuit.
All day protrram. Everybody In
vited. Dedication of Christian Church.
The new Christian church at Sar
dinia was dedicated Sunday with
appropriate services. Many motnbors
of that church wero present from ad
joining counties. A collection was
taken up to pay the church debt and
$2700 was raised. This was $300 more
than tho church Indebtedness.
Sunday School Convention.
The Penn Township Sunday School
Association will hold a convention at
Samantha Sunday afternoon, Sept. 1,
at 3 o'clock, sun time.
Prof. Lewis, vlco president of the
county association, will give a temper
Lot all Sunday School workers plan
to be present, ready for work. Every
body is welcome.
The annual reunion of tho Watts
family was held at tho home of Mr.
and Mrs. J. Ed Shannon Sunday.
About 00 people wero present and all
had a most enjoyable time. Those
present from a distance were Mayor
and Mrs. J. T. Yates and Mr. and Mrs.
J. E. Waro and children, of Lynch
burg, Va., E. L. Watts, of Fowler,
Kan., T. R. Watts and family, of
Grand Junction, Io.. C. A. Watts and
family, of Peebles, and W. V. Watts,
Judge Watts says that while he did
not hoar any of tho tables groan under
tho weight of tho good things piled
upon thorn, that ho did hear some
after dinner from the people around
Real Estate Transfers.
John W. Cox to R. P. Barrett, Lees
burg, lot, $1.
Allen T. Johnson to Austin Femeau,
Greenfield, lot, 81.
Catherine Meyer to Lewis Meyers,
Lynchburg, lot, 81.
Louisa Day to Thomas Carey, nills
boro, lot, $1.
Josephine Collins to Charles A. Mal
colm, Illllsboro, lot, 8100.
Nora E. Wright et al to Laurel J.
Garman, Brushcreek tp, 28a, $1000.
Laurel Garman to Tho Farmers
Bank & Saving Co, Brushcreek tp, 28a
Lillian M. Beam to Chas. M. Brown,
nillsboro, lot, 8L
Kate L. Hallowell to R. P. Barreot,
Leesburg, lot, 81.
Isabelle Nicholson to Robert Colvln,
Buford, lot, 81.
Loren Hicks to Josle Roberts, Mow
rystown, lot, 81.
Jacob Uhrlg to State of Ohio, Illlls
boro, lot, $5000.
Clara A.-Haslam to Azro Carey, Un
ion tp, 51a, $1. "
Azro Carey to Clara A. Haslam, Un
ion tp, 39a, 81.
noward G. Furneau Jr., Marsland,
Ind., and Maletha E. Roads, nills
W. Roy Smithson, Illllsboro, O.,
Hattle Hill, Highland, O.
Sherman William Holt, Sinking
Spring, and Ethel J. Stults, Elmvllle.
Roy Payne and Myrtle Miller both
Frank W. Sworenstead, Newport,
Ky., and Etta M. Shtmp, Greenfield.
Probate Court Proceedings.
Robt. Wilson and C. O. Redkey, I
exrs. of Robert Wilson, filed first and
Will of Wesloy Laflerty probated.
O. J. Thompson oxr. of Collins
Thompson, filed first account.
II. n. Richards admr. of Mary B.
Geyler. tiled tnv. and app.
Nannie A. Moon admrx. of Imogene
Moon filed Inv and app.
Euphunla C. Stevens appointed exrx
of Wesley Laflerty.
Will of Catherine McConnaughey
Richard Wood committed to Athens
Will of Mary Ann Toohey filed.
Frank A. Collins appointed admr.
de bonis non with will annexed of
John Toohey. N
O. E. Bell et al exrs. of O. S. Bell
filed fourth account.
Mr, and Mrs. W. A. Caldwell, Ear
nest Walker, Walter Hill, Charles D.
Johnson, R, B. Falrley and Tracy
Browning are attending the State
Fair at Columbus.
The engagement of Miss Fayo
Dalley, of Bainbrldge, and Theodore
jorin, or tins place, was announced at
a brldgu party given at the home of
Miss Frances Campbell, of Bainbrldge,
on Friday afternoon.
Each guest was presented with what
purported to be a telegram, reading as
"Hidden within your favor deep,
Is a secret, which will not keep."
Dainty French baskets, tied with
pink chiffon bows and containing
salted almonds, heart shaped mints
and double hearts bearing the names
of Miss Dalley and Mr. Perln and Oc
tober, the dato of the wedding, were
Miss Sara Perln, a sister of Mr.
Perln, was among tho out of town
M lss Dalley is a most attractive young
lady, a talented musician. She has
'frequently visited here In the past
few years, whore she has made many
Mr. Perln Is a book keeper 'at the
Farmers & Traders National Bank
and one of It's most trusted employees.
Of the proposed amendments to the
Constitution three have probably been
more widely discussed and are of
greater general Interest than all
others. They are No. 0, Initiative
and Referendum; No 23, Woman's
Suffrage and No 29, to extend State
Bond Limit to Fifty Million Dollars
for Inter-County Wagon Roads.
There Is a wide difference of opinion
on these questions. We favor the
first and the last and are opposed to
Woman's Suffrage. We do not how
ever believe that If the women get the
right to vote that It will do any
Our opposition to woman's suffrage
Is largely based on the following
1st The large majority of the wom
en of Ohio do not want tho responsi
bility of voting and that many should
not be compelled to assume a respon
sibility to gratify a few.
2nd Women generally do not take
an Interest In political matters; that
while mentally the equal of men, they
are mentally different and that cer
tain duties should be wholly perfor
med by men and certain duties wholly
performed by women; that one of
the duties naturally and logically de
volving on men Is the dutv of the
direction of governmental affairs.
3rd The giving of women the right
to vote will not make any change In
conditions. It will only complicate
matters. That -women have accom
pllshed overy reform they have ever
earnestly and concertedly advocated
without the ballott and they could, do
no more v Ith It and may be not as
4th To accomplish anything In pol
ltlc3 work must be done and a lot of
It. That for women to go out and
work among men generally men they
do not know, Is not a good thing for
the women and therefore bad for the
These aro briefly some of our reas
ons for being opposed to Woman's
We can see no reason why anyone
should oppose any plan that will se
cure good roads for Ohio. Everyone
knows that good roads are of Inesti
mable value to any community. Any
plan therefore that has forks purpose
the securing of good roads should re
ceive the hearty support of everyone.
The plan proposed will not bo a heavy
burden on the tax payers and It
should carry by a large majority. To
know that the proposal will secure
better roads for Ohio should be all
anyone should need to know to sup
The Initiative and referendum as
provided in the proposed amendment
are in such form that we can not un
derstand how any man who believes
in popular government can be on-
posed to them. Representative gov
ernment is not done away with. All
that is done, is to place the final pow
er of approving of some act or omis
sion or commission of tho representa
tives of the people In the hands of the
people. Wethlnk this is the propor
place for It to be. All power origin
ally came fromthe people and all
power for confirmation or rejection
should be retained by the people. If
you think you are competentjto gov
ern yourself, vote for No. 0, provid
ing for the Initiative and referendum.
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Sonner, of New
Market, entertained the following
guests Sunday; Dr. J. O. Farts and
family, of Danville, 111, Mrs. Eliza
Farls and grand-daughters, Misses
Grace and Gladys Smith, of Price
town, Dr. C. F. Farls and wife, of
nillsboro, R. L. Farls and family, of
New Markot, B. F. Farls and daugh
ter, Ioma, and her guest Miss Mil
dred Russ, of nillsboro.
While Loading Brick at Old
White Line Livery Barn
HEART FAILURE CAUSE
Had Been Dead For Half an Hour
When Fouud-Was Promi
nent Farmer and Old Sol
dierLived at Boston.
Sam Wolfe dropped dead from heart
failure Wednesday morning, while
loading brick from Old White Line
Livery Barn. He was discovered by
Mrs. W. C. Larkln about 10:30. Mrs.
Larkln called up Brown & Ayres' barn
and Gilbert Pence was the first person
to go to him The body was taken to
the undertaking establishment of D.
M. Evans and tho family notified.
Mr. Wolfe had purchased some of
lie old brick of the White Line
Livery Barn from Mrs. Larkln.
Wednesday morning he come to town
In a road wagon to get some lumber
He had got the lumber and had
driven around for the brick. He had
unhitched his team from the wagon
and tied them to the rear end of It.
lie had partly tilled his wagon with
brick before lie had the attack with
Gilbert Pence who was the first per
son to get to Mr. Wolfe after his death
gave the following account of the sad
affair to a repre entativeof the News-
"I saw Mr. Wolfe when lie drove up
but had not seen him for about three
quarters of an hour before Mrs. Lar
kin telephoned me.
"Mrs. Larkln had seen him from her
up stairs window lying In the grass
and telephoned me.
"Dadd Brakelield, who was here at
the barn, and I at once went out to
him. He was dead when we found
him. He was lying on his back. Three
bricks were on his right arm and his
left leg was drawn up under him I
at once telephoned for a doctor. The
body was taken to Dave Evans'.
"Mr. Wolfe must have been dead
for sometime before we found him as
I had noticed about a half hour before
that one of the horses had his bridle
off and I went out and fixed It. I did
not see anything of Mr. Wolfe then as
the weeds had grown up pretty high.
I supposed that he had gone up town
and did not think anything of It. He
was probably dead at that time.
"As near as I can fix the time It was
about 10:30 when Mrs. Larkln tele
air. woue was one of the most
prominent and best known citizens of
the eastern part of the county. He
was a man of high character and was
held In high esteem universally. Un
til about a year ago he had been ac
tively engaged In farming, when he
sold his farm and had moved to Boston.
He was about 73 years of age and an old
soldier. He had been suffering with
heart trouble for several years.
No arrangements for the funeral had
been made at the time of going to
The Seventh District Convention
of the O. C. M. S. will be held at Mt.
Olive church, Friday, Sept. 0. The
following program has been prepared:
C. W D.M SESSION
10:00 Greetings by President
-..Mrs. M. E. Sonner
10:10 Business Session
O. C. M S. SESSION
10:30 Address by President Dr. W. Q. Rhoten
100 Address David Earl U. Uarr
11:10 Conference and lluslneas...I. J. Cahlll
11:55 Appolnnmcnl of Committees
1J.-CU Noon Adjournment
1:30 Address State Supt. M. C. Settle
2.-00 Ulbfe School Conference.. ...Mr. Settle
8:30 Address The Teacher J. S. Paris
3:15 C. E. Address. .....Mrs. Lavtna Alspach
3:00 Dls't Needs C. D. Poston
3:15 Dls't Needs ....J. A'McKenrle
3.30 Conference, the Dls't Opportunity
Uy Dls't Sec'y
4:00 Departmental Conferences-
".. -.... Miss Lyons
I M. a Settle
4:30 Reports of Committees and adjourn
ment NIGHT SESSION
.....I. J. Cahlll
.Mary A. Lyons I
L L Fakis, Sec'y,
V Q. Ruotsn, Pres.
Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Ware and child
ren who have been visiting Mrs.
Ware's parents, Judge and Mrs. T. M.
Watts, returned to their home at
Lynchburg, Va.. Wednesday.
Six New Cases Filed in the Com
mon Pleas Court During
the Past Week.
Six new cases were filed In the Com
mon Pleas Court during the past week
and remarkable to state not one of
them was for divorce.
The Diamond Rubber Co , of New
York, a corporation, asks for a Judg
ment against J E. Upp and Ora Upp,
partners doing business under the firm
name or J. E. Upp & Son for 8393.47
with Interest at 0 per cent, from March
14, 1012. The action Is on a promlsory
note for 873-'. 47 payable to the order
of The Diamond Rubber Co., and
signed by. J. E. Upp & Son. The
plaintiff says that 83"jO was paid on
tho note on July 9, 1012.
The Firestone Tire & Rubber Co.,
asks for a Judgment for 8300.03 against
Mrs. Clara E. Custls, doing business
as the Greenfield Carriage Co. The
plaintiff says that the defendant pur
chased goods and merchandise of It
for which she has failed to pay.
Leonard W. Hays prays for the par
tition of 41 acres of land in Dodson
township and Inlot 251 In the village
of Lynchburg. Lizzie P. Hays and 23
others are the defendants. The plain
tiff and the defendants are heirs at
law of Rebecca C. Pltzer, deceased,
and are tenants In common In the
ownership of said land.
The Fidelity Building & Loan Co.,
of Greenfield, has brought suit against
Fannie Stridor Morris and II. F. Mor
ris to foreclose a mortgage on the
south half of lnlot No. 30 in the village
of Greenfield. Tho mortgage was
originally for 8G00 and there is now
due on It 8000.00.
A suit was filed Monday to contest
the will of the late Wesley Laflerty.
The action Is brought by Henry W.
Lafferty and Clara Stroop, children,
and Cleveland Murtland, a grandchild
of said Lafferty. The defendants are
Eliza Belle Lafferty and Euphemia
Stephens, children of said Lafferty.
By the provisions of the will Wesley
Lafferty left all of his property to the
Mary C. Sheperdson asks for an In
junction against H. C. Keefer, A. T.
McLaln and Taylor Nell. She alleges
that she purchased a house from
Keefer, payments to be made In In
stallments. She says that she has
paid for the property In full. Keefer
brought a suit against her before A.
T. McLaln, justice of the peace, to
eject her from the property and se
cured an order of ejectment. She asks
that Keefer, McLaln and Neff, who is
the constable be enjoined from putting
her out of the house.
Child Loses Finder.
Elsa, youngest child of Mr. and Mrs.
C. E. Holladay, of nearRalnsboro, had
a finger on one of her hands cut oil In
a lawn mower on last Friday. She
was playing with the machine when
the accident occurred.
Dr. Brown to Speak at Buford.
Dr. II. M. Brown will speak at Bu
ford Thursday night, Aug. 20, on the
Constitutional Amendments. Dr.
Brown was a member of the Constitu
tional Convention, assisting in the
drafting of the amendments. He Is,
therefore, conversant with the subject
matter of each of them and can fully
explain the purpose and effect of each.
The election will be held next Tues
day and everyone should post himself
on these questions. The people of
Buford are fortunate to be able to
hear Dr. Brown.
Hurt in Runaway.
Mrs. Mac Brown, of Buford, was
thrown from here bugcy Sunday and
suffered severe Injuries about tho
head. She and her daughter, Miss
Nellie, were driving to Sardinia to at
tend the services dedicating the new
Christian church, when the horse be
came so worried by the tiles that It
made a quick turn throwing Mrs.
Brown out of the buggy. She was
taken to the home of Dan Roads and
medical aid summoned. Late that
evening she was taken home. She Is
getting along as well as could be ex
pected but is still in a dangerous
J. E. Hogsett killed a copper head
snake near the Imtlrmary Tuesday.
it. measured about 2 feet In length.
This snake is very poisonous and Is
seldom found In this part of tho
The friends of Ily. D. Davis will bo
pleased to learn that President Taft
has again arpolnted him U. S. Mar
shal for the Northern District of
Ohio. This Is the fifth time Presi
dent Taft has made a recess appoint
ment of Davis for this position, the
senate having each time refused to
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