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HILLSBORO, OHIO, rHURSDAYr OCTOBER 31, 1912.
VOL. 76. NO. 31
One New Case( Filed, One Divorce
Granted and Assignment
of Cases Made
Only one new case was filed during
the past week. It was for divorce
Ella Dobson asks for divorce from
Percy Dobson. The parties were
married Sept 12, 1007 and have no
children. She alleges that the de
fendant has been wilfully absent from
her for more than three years.
The case of Lucy Day vs. Oliver
Day was heard by Judge Newby Sat
urday. The action was for divorce
and was uncontested. The plaintiff
was granted a divorce upon the
grounds of wilful absence for more
than three years and restored to her
maiden name of Lucy Quarrels.
N ASSIGNMENT OF OASES
The following assignment of jury
cases was made by Judge New by Sat
urday: Monday, Nov.. 18.
Lydla 0. Barrett vs. W. A. S. John
Eon as admr.
Tuesday, Nov. 10
Edward Burton vs. Walter Cad
wallader. State of Ohio vs. Ed Johnson.
Monday, Dec. 2
Henry W. Lafferty et al., Elza Belle
Lafferty et al.
Card of Thanks.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Gamble'wlsh to
thank their kind friends and neighbors
for their synTpathy and assistance in
the recent illness and death of their
beloved son, Frank. And the donors
for the many beautiful floral offerings,
Fine Race Track.
A. lot of ,work Is belnp done on the
' race track at the Hillsboro Fair
Grounds and when completed this
-will be the fastest half mile track In
Ohio. The turns are being fixed and
the entire track gone over and put in
the best possible condition.
Death of Miss Bessie Woods.
Miss Bessie Woods, aged 17 years,
died at her home at Danville, Friday
from typhoid fever. The funeral ser
vices were held Sunday morning at the
Reformed church at Danville, burial
In the Caleb Hill cemetery.
Miss Emma McKeehan, of Sinking
Spring, and William A. Rasey, of Wll
loughby, were married at the home
of the bride's mother, Mrs. I. N. Mc
Keehan, at Sinking Spring, Wednes
day at 12 o'clock.
The home was attractively decora
ted with chrysanthemums for the oc
casion. Immediately after the cere
mony an elaborate dinner was served
Mr. and Mrs. Rasey left that after
noon in an automobile for Peebles,
where they took the trairi for a short
wedding trip. On their return they
will go to Willoughby where Mr.
Rasey lias engaged asuite of rooms In
the Willoughby Inn"until spring.
The bride is a pretty and attractive
brunette and has been one of the
most successful teachers in this
county and also in the extreme west.
Mr. Rasey is a popular business
man of Willoughby.
The best wishes of their many
friends will go with them and the
bride will be greatly missed from the
little village, of Sinking Spring.
Mrs. w, A. Kodes entertained a
company of ladles. Tuesday afternoon
-with cards, for Mrs. 0. B, Kirk of
Mrs. W. N. Bean and daughter? Miss
Loicspent Tuesday In Cincinnati and
attended the "Garden of Allah,'' at
Music Hall that night.
Mr. and Mfs. Richard Brouse, of
Loanoke, Ark., are the guests of the
former's aunts, Mrs. Cyrus Ne why and
Miss Amelia Ilerron.
Miss Carrie Druley, of Richmond,
Ind,, has come to Hillsboro to take
vocal lessons of Miss Grace G, Gard
ner and will sing In the Methodist
. . . ,
Mrs. James W. Pattersson and
daughter, Miss Margaret, who have
been visiting the former's daughter,
Mrs. Robert Smith, at Circleville, re
In a fast and exciting game Hills
. ,boro defeased Blanchester at Blanches
ter Sunday afternoon by a score of 4
to 3 Vanzant pitched another strong
game for Hillsboro, allowing only 4
hits and striking quM2.
George Coagland, who went insane
a few weeks ago and was sent to the
Athens Asylum, died Saturday. At
the time he lost his mind he was pas
tor of the Hillsboro African Baptist
Held at Opera House Tues
day Was Attended by
ISSUES ARE DISCUSSED
By Garford; Nevin and Walton In
Eloquent and Forceful Manner-Are
dent of Victory.
An enthusiastic Progressive Rally
was held at Bell's Op"era House Tues
day at noon. About600 people greeted
the speakers and liberally applauded
the many forceful points they vigor
ously drove home.
The Bull Moose Special Train ar
rived here over the N. & W. promptly
on time. Arthur L. Garford, candi
date for governor, Robert R. Nevln,
candidate for attorney general, Ran
dolph C. Walton, candidate for con
gressman ,at large, William Kirtley,
Jr., candidate for state treasurer and a
number of newspaper men were on the
train. They were met at the depot by
a delegation of local Progressives and
were at once taken to the Opera House
The Arlsto Ladies Band played
several selections In front of the opera
house before the meeting began.
W. E. Thomas, of Mowrystown,
acted as chairman of the meeting.
In a few well chosen words he Intro
duced each of the speakers. Robert
R. Nevln,' of Dayton, made the first
talk. Mr. Nevin's father was born in
Highland county and lived here for a
number of years. Mr. Nevln said that
he felt at home in this county and
that he had many relatives here,
among them, L. R. Duckwall, who
had metrhlm at the depot and was
present in the audience. He said
that Cousin Raper had asked him what
was wrong with the Republican Party
and that he would tell him. He called
attention to the fact that in the pri
mary in May that Roosevelt carried
Ohio by over 00,000 majority ; that in
direct defiance of this expressed wish
of the people the Republican state
convention selected six delegates at
large to the Chicago convention
pledged to Mr. Taft; that this was
done by political manipulation and
trickery at the dictation of federal
office holders and political bosses;
that the Chicago convention which
nominated Mr. Taft was controlled
and dominated by such .means and
that Mr. Taft was nominated In direct
defiance of the wishes of the people as
expressed in every primary held in
every state in the Union. Hean
nounced that the Progressives, but for
such trickery and chicanery, would
have controlled the Chicago conven
tlon and that if the people had had
their way Instead of the bosses Col
Roosevelt would now be running for
president on the Republican ticket
upon a platform identical with the
present Progressive platform. With
force and eloquence he told of the deca
ence of both thfc Democratic and Re
publican parties and showed that In
the Progressive Party lay the hope of
the people for better things.
Mr. Garford was then introduced by
the chairman as the next governor of
Ohio ancfhe was criven a rousinor re-
,ceptlonv No speaker has over appeared
upon a platform In Hillsboro, who
more thoroughly convinced his audi
ence of his complete sincerity in every
word that he said and of Ills own be
lief that he was fighting for arlghteous
cairse. The speech contained so many
good things that it is to be regretted
that it can not be published In full.
It had, however, to be heard to be
Mr. Garford said that ho'sprang
from Republican lineage, that he had
never voted for anyone but a Republi
can for a state or national office, that
his father voted for the martyred
Lincoln and voted for every Republi
can president from Lincoln up to the
time of his death a year ago ; that he
.had believed in the principles for
which the Repdbllcan party stood and
had lovallv sunDorted them. Up, ho.
lleves now that the Republican party
has outlived its usefullness as had the t
Whig party from which It Bprangj
that the call of humanity caused the
birth of the Progressive party as It did
the birth of the Republican party ;
that slavery was the special privilege
the Republican party was born to de
stroy and that tho Progressive party
was born to destroy special privileges
of the big business Interests, to de
stroy the alliance between crooked
business and crooked politics, to de
liver the government to the people and
of the vseak
He promised If elected governor to
kill the alliance between crooked
business and crooked politicians; to
give the people of Ohio an honest,
efficient, business administration and
to carry out every pledge and promise
of the Progressive platform.
'We place the man above the dol
lar,"' was one of his strlkingeglgrams.
Always before material matters have
been the predominant features of every
party platform and while they are
Important this year, the main issue is
twofold, the restoration of the rule of
rim nnnnln an.i wi,nn m,u , Hn,,n
the uplift of humanity.
He closed his masterly address with
the following eloquent words: "Our
cause is the welfare of humanity the
well being of our men, our women
and our children. Our foe Is every
form of Injustice and oppression,
which bears down on them or menaces
their opportunities for a square deal
In life, whether It be the result of
wilful usurpation of the powers of
government, Ignorant, blundering
Ot-O t-ntKO t rt fl.n 4-.ii.nnn.. nt HnlUlnnl '
bosses or predatory wealth."
Randolph C. Walton was the last
speaker and while his voice was In bad '
sha e he made an excellent Impression.
As long as Gov. Wilson was sup
ported by such men as Murphy, of
Now York, Taggart. of Indiana, Sulli
van, of Illinois, and Flndley, of Ohio
and Taft was supported by such men
as Barnes, of New York, New, of
Indlafia, Penrose, of Pennsylvania and
DaUgherty, of Ohio, he said it was
Idle to talk of the rule of the bosses
being overthrown so far as either of
the old parties were concerned. He
told of how Flndley, when state oil
Inspector, charged the state of Ohio
$60 a month for his stenographer and
only paid her 30 a month, pocketing
the other 830 himself and that Harry
Daugherty had been for twenty years
the representative of the Insurance
companies and public utility com
panies before the state legislature and
that when the Investigation of the
insurance companles'was made by the
state of New York it was shown that
the year before Daugherty had received
over $20,000 from one of these com
panies for work lobbying bills through
the Ohio legislature.
He spoke of the unfair treatment the
Progressive party and Its candidates
had received from the dally press and
read a list of the bitter invectives one
New York paper had flung at Col.
Roosevelt In one week, in which were
such termsas "dangerousdemagogue,"
"traitor" and "Aaron Burr." Such
action by the dally press he claimed
was responsible for the shooting of
He said that all the talk put out
from both the Democratic and Repub
lican headquarters that the Progres
slve movement was waning was untrue
and given only for political effect;
that he believed the Progressive cause
was daily gaining ground and would
triumph. He told of the remarkable
meetings both in size and enthusiasm
that they were holding and told his
hearers that success was certain if
they would only work for the princi
ples In which they believed.
Each of the speakers was frequent ly
Interrupted by loud applause and all
were given close and thoughtful atten
tion. The only complaint made by any of
the audience was that the speeches
were necessarily so short.
The meeting aroused a great deal of
sentiment for Roosevelt and Johnson
and for Garford and the .prospects of
the Progressive cause now look very
bright In Highland county.
Too much booze was the cause of a
shooting scrape on Smoky Row Sun
day night. Charlie Hudson shot
Arthur KIttrell with a revolver, the
bullet passing through his left hand
Hudson Is single and lives in part of
a house on Smoky Row. KIttrell and
his wife live in the other side of the
house. Hudson had some whiskey
Sunday and got drunk. He gave Mrs.
KIttrell several drinks. KIttrell found
his wife Intoxicated and when he saw
Hudson, commenced to curse him for
giving the whiskey to his wife. A
general row started in which KIttrell
All three of the parties were ar
rested and taken before Mayor Wll-
klns. Hudson was charged with as
sualt and battery, and Mr. and Mrs.
KIttrell with disorderly conduct. They
all pleaded guilty.
Hudson was fined, $25 and costs,
Mrs JCittrell $25 and costs and KIttrell
$5 and costs. None of them was able
to pay their fines and Hudson and Mrs.
KIttrell were placed In jail. KIttrell
was not locked up on account of his
Hudson has always had a good
reputation and as the shooting arose
out of a' drunken brawl he was let off
All of the parties are colored.
to better the condition
Musical Treat Promised.
The musicians who are to take part
In the concert at the First Presby
terian church on Friday evening have
been practicing faithfully and the
concert promises to be an artistic
triumph. Miss Vivian Woodrow of
The Chicago Musical College fully
merits the praise bestowed upon her
by her Instructors, having won under
them a gold medal and the coveted
dlLMnctlon of being an honor pupil,
'T8 chorus "Fl Singing, Bird Fly"
b? E1ar' ,s sa,d b manv t0 be one
of the most charming choruses ever
arranged for women's voices
The program of
the evening Is as
Who Is Sylvia Schubert
I Love Thee Grieg
Rtlll as the Night Bohm
The Year's at the Spring
III Lead Kindly Light Hamard
i Cornet. .Mrs. Rogers Organ. .-Miss Gl enn
Violin.. Mrs. Paris Piano Miss Spencer
IV. (a) Drink to me only with thine
(b) Uen Bolt Old English
(c Annie Laurie Scott
(a) My Heart at Thy Sweet Voice . ..
(b) Flower Soils from "Faust". .Gounod
VI. Organ-Evensong .". Johnston
VII Chorus Fly Singing Bird Fly....Elgar
Violins Mrs. Farls and Mrs. Langley
VIII Praise to the Lord . . .Frances Allltsen
Theodore Marconette and Chloe Fen
ner, both of Danville.
Ernest D. Walker and Julia M.
Leslie, both of Hillsboro.
Ralph Caldwell and Freddie Bal
dridge, both of Greenfield.
William A. Rasey, Cleveland, and
Emma McKeehan. Sinking Spring.
Norrls Fisher, Wilmington, and Inez
Death of Henry Cowgill.
Henry Cowglll, aged 82 years, died
at the home of his daughter, Mrs. L.
II. Mendenhall, near Belfast,. Monday
night. Death resulted from a stroke
of apoplexy suffered at noon Monday
He had been In good health and just
eaten a hearty dinner and walked out
Into the yard, when stricken. The
funeral services will be held this morn
Ing at 11 o'clock at the Quaker church
at Strlngtown. He was an old soldier,
Some freak corn Is now on display at
the clothing store of Sam R. Free. It
was grown on the farm of James A
Williams, north east of town. Two
ears of corn grew on one stem. One
ear Is about twice as big as the other,
Just after the stem left the stock it
divided an ear growing on each part
One ear is fairly good size the other
would be called a nubbin. Many farm
ers have examined these freak ears
since they were placed on display at
Free's store and all say that they never
before saw anything like them.
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Death of Mrs.
Mrs. Ophelia Glascock, aged 87
years, died at the home of her grand
daughter, Mis. Robert Palmer, at
Cincinnati Sunday. The body was
brought here Monday and interment
made in the Hillsboro cemetery.
Death was caused from a stroke of
paralysis. Mrs. Glascock had been a
resident of Hillsboro practically all
her life until she went to Cincinnati
last spring to make her home with
Mrs. Palmer. Mr. and Mrs. Palmer,
of Cincinnati, Mr. and Mrs. Pogue, of
Ashland, Ky., and R. S. Quinn, of
Washington C. II., were here for the
Real Estate Transfers
Hattle A. Trop to Charles Rose,
Hillsboro lot $1.
W. N. Bailey to Laura A. Gee,
Greenfield lot $1.
Curtis S. Thompson to J. M. Kay
Greenfield lot $1.
Marie Thompson to J. M. Kay,
Greenfield lot $1.
Noah Drlskill admr. to Clara Alli
son et al Highland Co. 112a $8900.
John McOall to A. J. Runyon et al
Union tp. lots $600.
John L. Limes to L. O. Limes et al
Madison tp. 60a $1.
H. N. nenderson admr. to D. M.
Simklns Lynchburg lot $800.
D. S. Simklns to Anna Dudley,
Lynchburg lot 1.
Dr. Wm. Mclntlre Harsha, of Chica
go, spent Friday in nillsboro the guest
of Mr. ani Mrs. Chas. M. Harsha. He
was accompanied by his wife and they
were on their way to his old home at
Havshaville, Adams county.
The Woman's Christian Temperance
Union will meet on Monday at 2 o'clock
in the home of Mrs T. M. Watts, on
East Main St. Mrs. Marie T. Rives
will have charge of the Devotional
Automobile Hits Street Car
and Entire Haller Fam
ily Is Wiped Out
BODIES BROUGHT HERE
Prom Indianapolis Monday and
Taken to Union Chapel For
Burial Immense Crowd
At the Funeral.
Mr. and Mrs. Albert F. Haller and
two children, Earl aged 10 years, and
Frances, aged 5 years, were killed In
an automobile accident at Indian
opolls last Friday. Mr. and Mrs. Haller
formerly lived near Taylorsvllle and
the bodies were brought here Monday
and taken to Union Chapel for burial.
William Haller, of Taylorsvllle, was
in the machine but escaped with only
Many different stories of how the
horrible accident occured have been
told. Arthur Berry, of Danville, a
nephew of Mrs. Haller who went to
Indianapolis and returned wfth the
bodies gives the following account.
The Haller family were taking an
automobile ride Friday evening.
When on Central avenue, Indianapolis,
they fell In behind another automo
bile, both cars running in the street
car track. Mr. Haller was trailing
along behind the other machine. Both
machines were running at about the
speed limit, which is twenty miles an
hour In Indianapolis The machine
in front of Mr. Haller did not turn out
of the street car tracks until it was
close to the street car. It is supposed
that Mr. Haller did not see the street
car until the other automobile turned
out. It was then too late for him to
turn out and the automobile and
street car crashed together. The noise
from the impact was heard for three
Mr. Haller and his son were instant
ly killed, Mr. Haller being terribly
mangled from being thrown against
the steering wheel of tho automobile.
Mrs Haller and the little girl were
hurried to a hospital. They died a
few hours later, neither regaining
William Haller, who svas in the
machine, was visiting his brother. He
recently completed his term of enlist
ment in the U. S. Navy and had gone
on to visit his brother Intending to
to re-enlist In the Navy from .there.
Albert Haller was a son of Mr and
Mrs. Joseph Haller, of near Taylors
vllle, and was Dean of the College of
Pharmacy at Indianapolis. Ills prede
cessor In this position was killed in an
Mrs. Haller was Miss Myrta Hawk
before her marriage and has a number
of relatives near Danville and Taylors
vllle Mr. Haller was a thirty second de
gree Mason and the local order of
Masons met the bodies at the depot
here Monday morning and went to
Union Chapel and assisted Rev. Pos
ten in the conduct or the services.
The funeral was probably the largest
ever held in Highland county, it being
estimated that 2500 people were pres
ent. It took two hours for those
present to go through the church past
No sadder sight has ever been seen
in Hillsboro than the four hearses
leaving the depot, carrying the re
mains of an entire family so suddenly
wiped out of existence.
Mrs. Ike Cohn and daughter, Miss
Lillian, spent Sunday with Mr. Cohn
at the Jewish Hospital in Cincinnati.
They had expected to bring Mr. Cohn
home with them but he had not got
along as well as had been expected,
being still very weak.
An automobile party composed of
Miss Mary Weyer, Miss Lucille Jeffer
son, Forest Haines and Robert Alia
mang, of Bloomlngburg, were guests
of Miss' Weyer's aunt, Miss Nannie
Buntain, at Floral Home, from Thurs
day until Saturday. They spent Fri
day at Serpent Mound.
Miss Alice Wickersham, aged 13
years, died Saturday at the home of
her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John
R. Head, after a lingering illness
caused by enlargement of the spleen.
The funeral services were held at the
home today, Interment at Balnbridge.
She had many relatives In this county,
especially In theCarmel neighborhood.
Her father, Lincoln Wickersham, who
lives at Grand Junction, Col., came on
for the funeral. She was an only child
and tho only direct descendant of Mr.
and Mrs. Head,
OFFICER IS SHOT
Marshal of Leesburg is Wounded
When He Attempts to Ar- y
rest Ike Martin.
Ike Martin, colored, of Penn town
ship, was arrested Monday, charged
with shooting Isaac William, marshal
of Leesburg, with intent to kill. The
trouble occurred Saturday night.
Williams was attempting to arrest
Martin when a scuffle ensued and Wil
liams was shot in the fleshy part of
the left arm below the elbow.
Williams claims tnat Martin has
been bootlegelng and he had been
watchln? him. Saturday, he says,
Martin had got In a supply of whiskey
andliad It near the depot at Lees
burg, distributing it ; that he watched
Martin make several trips disposing
of the liquor; thataf ter watching him
for awhile he went over and arrested
him ; that Martin resisted ; he then
pulled his gun to Intimidate Martin ;
Martin tried to take the gun away
from him and in the scuffle he was
shot through the arm.
Williams claims that he called on a
number of men to help him make tho
arrest but that they would not assist
him. Mart n finally got away from
the Marsha! after a hard fight and at
once left town.
William- came here Monday and
swore out an atlidavit before Mayor
Wllkins against Martin, charging him
with shooting with intent to kill.
Martin was arrested that afternoon
and brought before Mayor Wllkins.
He pleaded not guilty and the prelim
inary hearing was set for Friday. He
was released on $500 bond.
Martin claims that the shooting was
accidental ; that he was afraid that
Williams would shoot him when he
pulled his gun and that in his attempt
to prevent Williams Injuring him the
revolver was discharged.
It Is understood that following the
hearing of thecharge of shooting with
Intent to kill that a charge of selling
whiskey will be brought against Mar
tin and that a number of the men who
failed to come to Williams' assistance
when he called them may be arrested
for failure to assist an officer who
asks for help.
- Attention Knights of Pythias.
Members of Hillsboro Lodge are re
quested to be present next Friday
night. Important business By order
of the Chancellor Commander.
A Rummage Sale will be held by the
ladies of the Presbyterian church in
the room formerly occupied by C. P.
Tener on N. High street, on Friday
and Saturday, Nov. 1 and 2.
U. B." Church.
Sunday school at 0 a. m.
Preaching at 10:30 Subject "Human
Agency in Revivals."
Evangelistic services in the evening
Evangelistic services each evenintr
this week. You are invited.
The Lutheran Church.
Sunday school 9 a. 'm. Divine Ser
vice 10:15 a. m. Subject of sermon,
"Courage an Element of Success."
Evening services 7 p. m. Subject
Preaching 2:30 p. m. Everybody
invited. A. C. Martin. Pastor.
Probate Court Proceedings.
Emily B. Moehlenpage, admr of
Martha J. Bush, filed first and final
Will of Wm. Roush sr. probated.
Alcinda Catherine Roush elected to
take under will of Wm. Roush Sr.
Will of Noah Setty probated.
Emma Frances Spargur appointed
admr of Bowater W. Spargur.
John Wilkin, admr of Noah Wilkin,
filed first and final account.
Edw. II. Setty and Sarah Edith
Knauer appointed exr of Noah Setty.
Clara O. Kinnear, admr of Chas. W.
Strobel, filed first and final account.
Will of Sarah Hoggard probated.
Will of William H. Beverly filed.
Granville G. Robinson, admr of
Ephralm Robinson, filed firstand final
Margaret Ann Setty elected to take
undei will of Noah Setty.
Misses Alice and Belle Boardman, of
Columbus, who are visiting Mr. and
Mrs. O, O. Lemon, have purchased a
handsome monument of Mr. Lemon
for their father, J. L. Boardman, who
at one time was editor of the News-
Mr. and Mrs. S. R. Edglngton, J. 1L
Coleman, W. O. Coryell and Teddy
Glbboney, of West Union, were here
yesterday, stopping off on their way
home from Washington, C. H.