HILLSBORO, OHIO, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 1912.
VOL. 76. NO. 33
BOYS AND GIRLS
Official Abstract of the Vote Cast in Highland County November 5, 1912.
Win Be Held at Bell's Opera
House on Friday Much
Question of Employing Agri
cultural Expert for Court
. ty Being Considered.
EXPENSE WILL BE SMALL
1000 CHILDREN EXPECTED
A. P. Sandles and Frank W. Mil
ler Will Deliver Addresses
Lunch Served Free to
All arrangements are completed for
the Boys' and Girls' Farm Congress to
be held at Bell's Opera House Friday.
Everything points to the Congress
being a great success. C. 0. Muhl-
bach, i resident, and Joe Stabler, sec
retary, have received replies from
teachers from all parts of the county,
stating that they will be present with
most of their pupils and it is expected
that a thousand boys and girls will be
, The Seventh and Eighth Grades of
the fllllsboro schools will be dismissed
in time for the children to hear the
address in the morning and all pupils
of the High School who desire to at
tend will be excused from school.
A lunch will be served free by the
Business Men's Association at Car
roll's Hall to all the boys and girls
from the schools outside of Hillsboro.
Each boy and cm will be given a
ticket at the morning session entitling
them to the lunch.
The secretary, Mr. Stabler, at
tempted to secure a complete list of
all the school teachers in the county
for the purpose of sending them a
letter Inquiring how many of their
pupils would attend. He says that
some of the teachers report that they
did not receive the letter and request
ed that It be announced that an invi
tation was extended the teachers and
pupils of all the schools and that they
were earnestly requested to attend
even if they did not receive a letter
from him, that their failure to re
ceive an invitation was due to his list
The two speakers, Hon. Frank W.
Miller, state school commissioner, and
Hon. A. P. Sandles, secretary of State
Board of Agriculture, are fluent,
forceful and entertaining lecturers,
whose hearts are In the work of im
proving conditions on the farm. The
parents canlnot afford to allow their
children to miss hearing them.
Highland county will be the first
place in which a Congress, especially
for the boys and girls, has been held.
The idea Is good and the opportunity
is exceptional and one which .should
be taken advantage of.
The following excellent program has
been prepared :
Invocation .Dr. R. O. Mattbews
Music...... The Etude Quartette
Address of Welcome.. ..Hon. Geo. L. Garrett
Music. ;.... The Etude Quartette
Address Hon. Frank W. Miller
Lunch at Carroll's Hall.
AFTERNOON, 1 F. M.
OpenlnglMuslc The Etude Quartette
Song "America".. ..i..... ..Home Children
Recitation ...... Joe Bowman
Music a.... The Etude Quartette
Address...- ....A. P. Sandles. Sec. State
. Board of Agriculture
' Music - The Etude Quartette
Song, "Yield Not to Temptation"
Benldlctlon . . . . , , Dr. W. H. Shields
Lynchburg Lutheran Church.
Sunday school 9 a. m.
At this hour the Holy Communion
will be;celebrated; also the baptism
of infants and special opportunity
given for the reception of any who
may desire tor unite with the church.
,We are very desirous of having a
full attendance of the membership of
the church, and welcome all Christians
to' the, Lordjs supper.
Preparation service on Wednesday
evenlng'at 7 p. rn.
Servlces'at Webertown 2:30 p m.
Everybody cordially invited to all
" A. O. Martin, Pastor.
Christy Johnson won the Shetland
pony and cart glverf away by the
merchants, but he might just as w.'cll
not got the part. Christy thinks he
is some horseman and went out Wed
nesday morning to hitch up his pony
and take a ride. Several hours later
the pony was found in one end of the
town and the cart in" another, You
can imagine the condition of the cart
when you know that one front wheel
was turned to the north and one to
the south and one rear wheel to the
east and one to the west.
Sinking Spring Corp
Fairfield, K ,
Liberty S ,
Hillsboro N. W
Hillsboro S. E
Hillsboro S. W
Madison S . .
Greenfield N E
Greenfield N. W
Greenfield S. E
Paint N i
The total vote was 740 less than In 1908. The Socialist party cast 185 votes ; Prohi
bition 80 and Socialist Labor 8.
The vote on the state officers below governor was as follows :
Lieutenant Governor Nichols, D -. 3312
Waltermlre, K .: 2870
Taber.P ,. 977
Secretary of State Graven. D 3315
Lewis, It 2896
Sullivan, P .- 965
Auditor of State-Donahey, D 32S0
Fulllngton, H 2971
Allen, P 931
Treasurer of State Brennan, D .-. 3313
Archer It 2911
Klrtley, P , 916
Attorney General Hogan, D 3349
Three New Cases Filed In Com
mon Pleas Court Dunns'
' the Past Week. '
Three new cases were filed In the
Common Pleas Court during the past
Euphemla, C. Stevens. as executrix
of Wesley Lafferty, deceased, asks for
a judgment against Henry W. Laffer
ty in the sum of $3928.52. The plaintiff
says that Wesley Lafferty, deceased,
was the owner of 105 acres and 88 poles
of land in Salem township from Sept.
28, 1900 to May 13, 1912 ; that during
that time the defendant occupied said
premises and converted the same to
his own use ; that a fair rental value
of said premises was $500 a year, which
would be $2812.50 for the entire period,
none of which has been paid and
which is owing to the plaintiff. She
also alleges that the defendant held
21 acres In Salem township in trust
for Wesley Lafferty, deceased ; that he
sold said land to Wesley Ruble for
$543.70 and converted the money to his
own use. This the plaintiff says is
due and owing her as executrix. The
plaintiff further says that Wesley
Lafferty, deceased, was the owner of
the equitable title of 34 acres of land
in Salem township, but the legal title
was In the defendant; that he has
converted the property to his own use
from Jan. 22, 1906 to May 13, 1912 ; that
the reasonable value of the premises
was $100 a year, amounting for the
period to $572.22.
The case of Alice WUU?ms vs. Mil
ton Goads comes from the court of
James A. Wilkin, mayor of Hillsboro.
The plaintiff alleges that she is an un
married woman and that she Is preg
nant wltha child of which the defend
ant is the father: Roads was bound
over to the Common Pleas Court, his
bond being fixed at $300, which he
The case of Mary E. Skeen vs. Cary
Skeen and the Mlddletown Building
and Loan Association is an action for
all mony. '
The plaintiff and Carey Skeen were
married March 27, 1801. She says that
he abandoned her on March 8, 1897 and
when he left her he came to milsboro
with an unmarried woman, Rosa Fry
man, and spent several days with her
here ; that lie frequently abused and
.cursed her before he abandoned her
and had been In tho habit of using
She further states that Skeen has
shares in the Mlddletown Building
and Loan Association worth about
$459.71 and asks that he and the Asso
ciation be enjoined from disposing of
them; that she be granted all mony for
her support and expenses during the
pendency .of the action and for reason
able alimony upon final heating.
With Home Makers Course to be
I llpfri nr Mmvrvcfnwn fniii.
1,IU Ut IIIUI1IJJIU1III, WUlll
Next Monday morning will be the
opening day of the first Agricultural
Extension School ever held In Mow
rystown. The several committees in
charge of the school have exerted
every effort to make the week both
instructive and entertaining. Five of
the best instructors of the Agricul
tural Department of the Ohio State
University will be in attendance and
the week promises to be one long to
be remembered amongst the farmers
of the community. Nearly 200 tick
ets of membership have already been
sold, with a prospect of as many more
before opening day.
Owing to the fact that the school
comes at a very busy season of the
year, the committee has decided to
hold the sessions in the afternoon and
evening of each day, thus giving the
farmers an opportunity to attend at
least one session daily. The commit
tee extends a cordial invitation to
every farmer in the community to
attend the school.
In connection with the agricultural
school there will be a Home Maker's
school for the ladles, and every lady
whose husband holds a membership
ticket will be admitted f r:e of charge.
Sunday school at 9:15.
Social meeting and communion ser
vices from 10:30 to 11, after which an
opportunity will be'given the congre
gation to select a minister. There
fore every ( member Is urged to be
Probate Court Proceedings.
C. W. Hlestand exr. of Delilah
Illestand filed Inventory and app.
Emma Francis Spargur admrx. of
Bowter W. Spargur filed inv. and app.
C. J. Smithson gdn. of Arpel E.
Smlthson, filed sixth account.
AlmaJ.Chaney committed to the
Athens State Hospital.
W. H. Beverly Jr., and Martha L.
Buggies appd. exrs. Wm. H. Beverly.
Rachel E. Mllnergdn. nannah John
son, filed first account.
Will ofJohn Fox probated.
Geo, J,. Mayerhoefer and Wm. Ma
roney exrs. of Thos. McGulre filed
appraisement; to distribute 'assets in
Geo. L. Garrett exr. of John T.
Hire, filed 2nd and final account.
Wheat Grdwing" Contest.
Two Highland county boys, Donald
A. Duckwall, o? Hillsboro, and Ralph
E. Carey, of New Vienna, have en
tered the Acre of Wheat Growing
Contest, which Is being conducted by
the Ohio Department of Agriculture.
129 112, 130
204 121 2'4
100 152 102
45' 61 60
88 65 104
02 110 122
741 79 03
71 102' 100
115 118; 143
Oil 91 74
93 141 84,
98' 87' 109
13.1 13H 191
160! 110' 149
3210 3194 3331
Dairy and Food Commissioner Strode, D
Judge of Circuit Court-Hlnton D ;..
Judges of Supreme Court (long term) Allread, K
Scofield, D ,
(short term) Spear, R
Thatcher, Ind ..
Will Be Held at Hillsboro, Rains-
boro, Sugartree Ridge
Highland county will have fourstate
Farmers Institutes the coming winter.
They will be held at Hillsboro, Dec.
Hand 12; Sugartree Ridge, Dec. 10
and 17 ; Ralnsboro Dec. 23 and 24 and
Lynchburg, Jan. 20 and 21. A
The speakers for Hillsboro win be
Smith and Markley; for Sugartree
Ridge, Begg and Matheney ; for Ralns
boro, Beckley and Hayne and for
Lynchburg, Smith and Thomas.
These men are all well known lect
urers and several of them have been
heard at Institutes in former years in
this county and made excellent im
pressions. The officers of the several Institutes
are; Hillsboro. Pres., II. M. Brown,
Sec'y., C, C. Muhlbach ; Sugartree
Ridge, Pres., H. II. Redkey, Winches
ter, R. D. 2; Sec'y., J. D. Booth, Hills
boro, R. D. 11 ; Ralnsboro, E. O. Roads,
Hillsboro, R. D. 4; Sec'y., Mrs. W. T.
Hodge, Greenfield, R. D. 4 ; Lynch
burg, J, F. Tedrick, Hillsboro, R. D. 0,
Sec'y., W. R. Thompson, Hillsboro,
R D 6.
Secretary Sandles, of the State Board
of Agriculture, announces that 350
institutes will be held in Ohio, where
state aid is granted and that the state
will furnish speakers at nearly 150
independent institutes. Also one or
two lectures to boys under 21 years of
age will be given. In addition to
above speakers, a lady instructor will
be assigned for one lecture.
The records show that the farmers
institute is becoming stronger each
year and Is now a permanent Institu
tion. Their value to the farmer Is
great and every farmer in Highland
county should attend some one or all
of the institutes to be held In this
One Saloon in Clinton County.
Lees Creek In Clinton county has
one saloon, wnioii opened it doors a
few days ago. Glenn Fox, of New Vi
enna, appeared at the auditor's office,
paid $505.90, the amount of the Dow
tax, and opened up for business. Lees
Creek Is about half way between New
Vienna and Sablna and is doing a land
A number of Lees Creek citizens
were in Wilmington Friday, petitions
were prepared asking for an election,
these are now being circulated and
Wayne township will vote under the
local option law November 23. But
even using all diligence possible and
conceding that the township will vote
"dry," Mr. Fox will be able to run his
place sixty days before tho law can
stop him, while If the township should
vote "wet," the saloon could continue
indefinitely, or until the county, as a
county, could vote on the question
"WETS" FILE PETITION
And Election Will Be Held At
Greenfield, Dec. 2 Talk Of
A local option election will be held
at Greenfield, Dec. 2. After many
trials the "wets" finally got a petition
with sufficient signers and council on
Thursday night ordered the election,
The petition had 423 signers.
The petition upon which the election
was granted is at least the fourth that
has been presented to the Greenfield
council during the past year, asking
for an election. All the others were
held insufficient for some cause.
It is understood that the temper
ance people of Greenfield will prepare
petitions at once and have them circu
lated for an election under the Rose
County Local Option Law so that as
little time as possible will elapse be
fore an election can be held In the
county in case Greenfield should go
Greenfield has been "dry" for seven
or eight years. t
A concert will be given at the Metho
dist church Thanksgiving night. It
will be under the directions of Miss
Grace G. Gardner, leader of the
In the concert will be heard the
best voices In Hillsboro and the best
talent from the bands and other
musical organizations will be found in
the orchestra and for the Instrumental
Hillsboro has always been fortunate
In having a large" number of talented
musicians and with the training and
drill they will receive from Miss
Gardner, whose marked ability, com
bined with study under the sreati
masters, will cause the peopleof Hills -
boro and Highland county to look for-
ward with great anticipation to a
Several out of town artists will also
take part in the entertainment. The . Dee nna slcKs sense
full program will be published next1 Adlmundpln wll bee glvun two
week. 1 tne Bent wnat haz thee novlest rlg-
. -. gon.
Death of James T. Patton. d J & va,u w11 bee
James T. Patton, aged 75 years, was'. Uxtra gud eatlns wll be glvun und
found dead In his bed at Samantha' yew only pay 10 sence at thee doar,
Monday morning.1 Death was caused
by heart trouble Mr. Patton was one
of the most prominent and highly re
spected citizens of Penn township.
5Jke funeral services were held Wedns
day morning at 10:3d, Interment In
the Fall Creek ceme tery.
Capt. George E. Richards, of Cleve
land, who has been visiting his "son,
William, at Balnbrldge, came here
Tuesday to spend a few days with old
He will return to Balnbfldge
Only One Third Falling- on Coun-ty-W.
A. Cook of State Ex
periment Farm Here Mon
day to Explain Plan.
W. M. Cook, of the Ohio Experi
ment Station, of Wooster, Ohio, was
at the Hotel Parker Monday, where
he met Geo. L. Garrett, president of
the Business Men's Association and
others Interested In a proposed co-op-peratlon
between the Experiment
Station, the U. S. Dep't of Agricul
ture and the farmers of this county.
It was decided at this conference
to call a meeting of interested far
mers and business men so as to deter
mine what form this proposed co-op-peratlon
should take, whether a
county experiment iarm will Do es
tablished or a college trained agricul
tural expert employed to study farm
soils and crops and to advise with the
owners as to soil treatment and farm
At the Agricultural Extension
School held here last winter a com
mittee composed of C. C. Muhlbach,
B. W. Muntz and Charles W. Scott
was appointed to Investigate the ad
visability of establishing an experi
ment farm In this county. This
committee has visited farms estab
lished in several other counties but
has not made a report. An experi
ment farm could only be established
by the holding of a special election, at
which It was voted to Issue bonds for
the purpose of purchasing and equip
ping the farm. It would mean con
If a college trained agricultural ex
pert was employed one third of his
expense would be borne by the state,
one third by the Federal government
and one third by the county. The
part to be paid by the county it Is un
derstood can be raised from other
sources and would not be a burden on
The duties of the expert would be
to go to any part of the county at the
call of any farmer to examine soils
and crops and to advise as to soil
treatment and farm management and
if unable to give aid himself he could
call experts from the Ohio Station or
the U. S. Department of Agriculture.
There Is no deslie to hurry this
matter nor to push such a county ex
pert onto tire farmers unless there be
a real need for such a man and appre
ciation of his advice and help. Far
mers and others Interested In this
movement should study it over and
whether In favor of it or not should
express their wishes to Geo. L. Gar
rett, to the editor of this paper, or to
W. M. Cook of the Ohio Experiment
If there seems to be a favorable
sentiment among the farmers a con
vention, consisting of at least one
farmer from each township will be
called for final action In securing a
county expert or to consider any other
matter of interest to farmers and
Dlscussson of these questions Is in
vited and anv queries will be cheer
Yue air axed two kum too a soshul
at Rocky Fork Chapel, on thee nite
uv Thanksglvin, Thursday, 23, 1912.
Ruls too bee obzurved. Evury
1"1""3 musi' wa,r a KaiiKer ares er
sumthln eke'i' approperate er bee find
a n,ckle- Awl gents must leve there
I SuntJy best too hum, know starched
kollers er sSk tyes aloud er they wiL
Gladd ef ue awl kum.
Misses Ruth Klrkpatrlck and Zella
Miller entertained Friday evening
with a Leap Year party at the home
of Miss Klrkpatrlck. About 50 of
their young friends were presented
had a most delightful time.
Ed Herron returned to his home at
Spokane, Wash., Tuesday. After an
extended visit with his sisters.. Mrs.
Cyrus Newby and Miss Amelia Her
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