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HILLSBORO, OHIO, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 1912.
VOL. 76. NO. 34
b- Money Expended by Different
Candidates as Shown by
As required by the Corrupt Practise
Act, the candidates for county olllces
have filed their sworn statements with
H. L. Wiggins, clerk of the board of
elections, showlngthe money expended
by them In their campaign.
The Republican candidates spent a
total of $958.(31 and the Democratic
candidates $1141. I r
The Republican executive CoYpit
tee received SOZoand expended $6S983,
leaving on hand a balance of 8235 17.
The Democratic Executive Commit
tee received $808.04 and spent $050 86,
leaving on hands a balance of $257 78
Most of the money received by the
Executive Committee came In the
form of assessments paid by the county
candidates, which isalso shown In the
statements of the candidates
None of the candidates received any
outside help and the only candidate
to spend nothing was J. H. Resor,
The amount expended by each can
" didate follows :
B. O. Pratt, surveyor, $52.40.
John S. Farls, recorder, $69.75.
W. A. Teter, auditor, $104 00.
Col'e L. Doster, prosecuting attor
John L. Penn, treasurer, $132.60.
Carey Long, sheriff, $92 40.
J. Ed Shannon, clerk of court, $98.30.
N. R. Barrett, commissioner, 07.50.
F. L. Crosen, commissioner, $57.50.
G. G. O. Pence, representatlve,$57.50.
Frank R. Ambrose, probate judge,
O. C. Muhlbach, representative,
John T. Rldgeway, auditor, $112.80.
D. O Matthews, commissioner, $82.
W. G. Hogsett clerk of courts, $109.
D. L. Satterfleld, $128.85.
Harry C. Hlestand, commissioner,
O. C. Kesler, commissioner, $40.
C. N. Winkle, treasurer, $160.13.
W. E. Parker, $107.45.
N. Craig McBrlde, prosecuting at
J. II. Resor, coroner, nothing.
J. B. Worley, probate Judge, $200.85.
J. W. Matthews, (Republican, candi
date for coroner, W. M. Moon, Demo
crat, candidate for surveyor and A. G.
Cockerlll, Republican, candidate for
commissioner, failed to file reports.
The Loyal Wimens Klass of the
Christian Church will have a Soshal
at the home of Mrs. Homer Dean,
Frlda nite, Nov. 22.
Every member of the Klass and
their better halfs must kum. Skedule
of fines. .
Any person wearing diamond rings,
8 cents per ring.
Any person wearing other kind of
ring, 2 cents per ring.
Any person wearing squeaking 6lioes,
2 cents per pair.
Any person chewing gum, 25 cents
Any person chewing tabacco, 2 cts.
Any women wearing silk dress, Sets.
Any woman wearing hat that kosts
over $2, 2 cents.t ,
Anyone who refuses or fails for any
reason to quote a passage of scripture
when his or her name is called shall
be fined 2 cts. Said passage must
commence with the first letter of the
last name of the person quoting.
The last number ofthe program
will bee "everybody eat oysters with a
""spoon." So bee shore and kum.
We kalkllate this will bea the big
gest meeting of the year Committee.
Fifty Years In Ministry.
Rev. J. W. Klise will celebrate Sat
urday the 75th anniversary of his birth
and the 50th anniversary of his minis
try in the Christian Union church.
He organized in November 1862 the
first Christian Union Church in Frank
lin county at Kelly's school house.
Rev. Kllse Is now and has been for
several years National Moderator of
the Christian Union church. He Is
an able and eloquent preacher and a
careful student of the Bible. Rev.
Kllse Is now suffering from a very bad
attack of eczema but will be glad to
see any of the members of his
church or his friends at his home on
The Ladies Aid of theTJ. B, church,
will hold a market Saturday, Nov. 23,
in the room recently occupied by O.
P. Tener, on North High street,
Come and get your Sunday dinner
chickens, home made pies and cakes,
beside many other articles will be on
Mirrors 10c to $3 at Tener & Co. adv
J About 1200 Boys And Girls
From AH Parts of Coun
ty Were Present
GREAT SPEECH WAS MADE
By Hon. A. P. Sandles, Holding
Interest And Attention of
Children Throughout .
Will Do Goodi
The first Boys' and Girls' Farm Con
gress ever held In the world was held
at Bell's Opera House last Friday. It
was a great success in every way,
many poeple being heard to remark
that no gathering had ever been held
in Hillsboro that would compare with
From 1200 to 1500 children were
present and at both morning and
afternoon sessions the Opera House
was packed to the doors, hundreds be
ing compelled to stand.
After the Invocation by Dr. R. O.
Matthews and music by the Etude
Quartette, Hon. George L. Garrett,
president of the Business Men's Asso
ciation, delivered an address of wel
come As always Mr. Garrett was
most happy in his remarks, his short
talk being in his best vein.
Hon. Frank W, Miller, state school
commissioner, who was to have made
an address in the morning was unable
to be here, but Mr. Oliver, of that
office, was present and gave a very
interesting and instructive talk.
Hon. A. P. Sandles, secretary of the
state board of agriculture, spoke in
the afternoon and no man has ever
appeared on a Hillsboro platform who
made a better impresion. Following
a few introductory remarks In which
he paid a high and well merited com
pliment to Hon. C. C. Muhlbach, who
was the president of the congress and
it's originator and organizer, he took
up the role of teacher with the boys
and girls as his pupils.
Mr. Sandles at once won the confi
dence of the children and had them
feeling as much, if not more at home
than in their own school rooms. It
was indeed unusual the way the hands
would go up when he would ask a
question and the many childish voices
that would be heard volunteering
answers. The children were so thor
oughly interested that frequently they
would answer even when they were in
doubt whether they were right.
His first question was, "What is the
average yield of wheat per acre in
Ohio?" Receiving no answer he
stated that it was 14 bushels per acre
and that twenty years ago it had been
.eighteen bushels. He then asked if it
was right for the yield to be going
backward and received a chorus of
noes. He then told that the average
yield of wheat per aerein England was
34 bushels, in Scotland 43 bushels and
in France 25 bushels and asked if his
pupils thought-the land of these coun
tries was better than the land of Ohio
or the people more intelligent and
again received a chorus of noes. He
then said that agriculture was taught
in all the schools of France and wanted
to know if they thought this had any
thing to do with the greater yield in
that country and the answer was yes.
He then repeated his questions to the
children and the close attention they
had been paying was shown by the
correctness with which the answers
The bright young son of Earl Carter,
of Rainsboro, by this time had at
tracted the attention of Mr Sandles
by his quick and ready answers and
Mr. Sandles frequently directed his
questions at him.
The yield of corn was next taken up
Mr. Sandles following the same plan
as on the wheat. He told the children
that three-fourths of all the corn
raised in the world was raised in the
United States ; that the average yield
In Ohio was 36 bushels per acre ; that
the largest amount of corn ever raised
on an acre of land was by a Mr. Drake
and was 254 bushels and 49 pounds and
that a 14 year old boy, Jerry Moore,
had raised 203 bushels on an acre.
This young boy, he said, had been at
the State Corn Show a year ago and
had had his picture taken with Gov.
Harmon and thatGov. narmon had
said when he shook hands with him
that he would rather shake hands
with Jerry Moore than any politician
in the country.
He then asked what a bushel of
corn was worth and received the
answer of 60 cents. The next question
was, how many acres will a bushel of
corn plant? The answer 7. "How
many bushels of corn should be raised
to the acre" was next asked and receiv-
The following program has been
prepared for the Thanksgiving con
cert that will be k'lvcn at the Metho-
J dlst church Thanksgiving night un
der the direction of Miss Gardner.
Everybody is invited to hear this mu
My Country TIs of Thee S. G. Smith
Audience Uhurus, Orchestra, Organ
Organ Solo Bercuse Frank Idle
Mrs. Fred Pope
Chorus, Orchestra. Organ Sing Unto Qod
with the Voice of Thanksgiving.. E. A. Clark
Song Largo Hanel Miss Ella Zink
Cornet Solo Songs ol the Soul
Dr. E. Edmonston
Mrs Stanley Rogers
Trio-Lift Thine Eyes lrom Elijah Men
delssohn The Misses Carrie Druley, Lois
Bean and Ella Zlnk
Aria -Miriams Song of Triumph.........
Mi's Grace G. Gardner
Organ Solo Arr Gounod's Sancuts
.....Dr. E. Edmonston
Chorus, Orchestra, Organ-Sing to the
Lord Arthur llerridge
Violin Solo Cantilena Bohm
.-..Miss Goldte Mauntcll
Quartet for Organ, Piano, Violin, Cornet
O Lord Most Holy Cesar Franck
Mrs. Fred Pope, Miss Nina Glenn, Mrs.
Chas Farls and Mrs Stanley Rogers.
Duet Qnis est Homo from Stabat Mater
Rossini Miss Gardner, Miss Zlnk
Chorus Orchestra, Organ The Lord is King
U. B. Church.
Sunday School, 9 a. m.
Preaching at 10:30 a. m. Subject,
More Laborers Needed for the Bounti
Evening service at 7 o'clock, Subject
Ing various answers said he would
place it at GO. He followed this by
"how many know how to test seed
corn?" Receiving several affirmative
answers, he went ahead to show In a
simple manner the value of having
good seed corn ; that If a bushel of
corn costing GO cents would plant seven
acres, which" would raise 60 bushels to
the acres, that If this was done the
proceeds from the one bushel would
be $242 and there was no telling what
it would be if the seed was bad.
He then told of the value of the
sugar beet crop and urged that more
attention be paid to the raising of it,
stating that frequently 12 tons of these
beets were raised to the acre and were
worth 5 a ton.
ne then told of the Ohio Experi
ment Station at Wooster, Ohio College
of Agriculture at Columbus and State
Board of Agriculture at Columbus
He said that each of these Institutions
published bulletins regularly contain
ing much Information of value to
farmers and that every farmer could
receive these bulletins by writing and
asking for them and urged the child
ren to either take advantage of this
opportunity or get their parents to.
Inclosing he asked each child to
promise to plant at least one flower
seed in the yard at home and about
the school house, saying that nothing
added more to the appearance of a
Place than a few flowers. Henry Ward
Beecher, herald, had described a flow
er as "the most beautiful thing God
ever made in which he forgot to put a
He closed by complimenting all who
had in any, way been responsible for
the Congress and stating that High
land county was the pioneer in
this movement which he- believed
would grow rapidly ; that he believed
and hoped that the Congress would
prove of great benefit to rhe county.
He congratulated Highland countv on
having a citizen of the character and
worth of O. C. Muhlbach within its
borders ; that 6uch a man was of
Inestimable value to a community.
The children from the Children's
Home sang very sweetly "America"
and "Yield Not To Temptation."
Master Joseph Bowman, of the Home,
recited a Thanksgiving poem unusu
ally well and was heartily applauded.
Upon motion of Hon. George L. Gar
rett a rising vote of thanks was
tendered Mr. Muhlbach for his ser
vices In promoting the Congress and
upon motion of Dr. Brown a rising
vote of thanks was given Mr. Oliver
and Mr. Sandles for their addresses.
The meeting closed'fwlth the pro
nouncing of the benediction by Rev.
W. H. Shields.
More out of town children attended
the Congress than had been expected
and the only hitch in the whole affair
was that the lunch furnished by the
Business Men's Association ran out.
This was due to the teachers falling
to notify the secretary, Joe Stablen
the number of their pupils who would
attend. A number of the teachers
responded and the Association think
ing to be safe prepared for 300 more
than they had been Informed would
Everything else was perfect and as
Mr, Sandles well said the Congress
will undoubtedly be a Red Letter Day
in the lives of the children who at
tended, and in the history of Highland
Five New Cases Filed in Common
Pleas Court During The
Five new cases were tiled in the
Common Pleas Court during the past
William M. Gillespie asks for the
partition of 140 acres and 120 poles of
land In Jackson township and two lots
in the E. W. Archer subdivision in
Liberty township. He says that he Is
the bwner in fee simple of the undl
vided one forty second part of said
land as an heir at law or Samuel Gil
lespie, sr , deceased. Robert Gillespie
and thirty one others are the defend
ants and the plaintiff says they are
tenants in common with him in the
ownership of said land.
Rosa Irwin asks Tor a judgment
against C. W. Price for $000 with in
terest at 8 per cent from March 1,
1911. The action Is on a promisory
note signed by the defendant and
made payable to the plaintiff. She
says that no part of the note has been
paid and that It Is past due.
The case of Anna P. Taylor vs. Tay
lor Ned comes on appeal from the
court of J. E Durrant, justice of the
peace of Madison township The suit
is over the ownership and posses
sion of an E. M. F. 30 automo
bile. In the trial before the justice
it was held that theplaintiff was the
owner of one half of said automobile
and entitled to the possession of the
other half. The defendant appealed
M. L. Chaney asks for divorce from
Anna E. Chaney on the grounds of
wilful absence for three years and
gross neglect of duty. The parties
were married .June 9, 1903 and have
two children, Lewis, aged 9 years, and
Mary, aged 0 years. The plaintiff says
that on Aug. 12, 1903 the defendant
deserted him and has been wilfully
absent ever since ; that during their
married life she associated with loose
and dissolute charactersand was found
in compromising relations with them :
that she was abdicted to the use of
intoxicating liquors to excess. He
therefore asks for divorce and the
custody of the children.
Clara May Paul asks for divorce
from James II. Paul on the grounds
of extreme cruely and gross neglect of
duty. The parties were married Dec.
21, 1910 and have one child, Llndie
Marie, aged 8 months. She sajs that
the defendant was abdicted to the
use of intoxicating liquors and kept
the same in jugs about the house;
that on July 20, 1912, he cursed her
and struck her with his fist, so that
she was compelled to leave him. She
further says that he failed to support
her or thelrchlld. 'She therefore asks
for divorce, the restoration of her
maiden name of Clara May Volerr and
the custody of the child.
Former Resident Honored.
Hon Albert Fawley, of Oquawka,
111., was elected to the office of States
Attorney In Henderson county for a
term of four years, at the recent elect
ion. Mr. Fawley had the distinction
of being the only Republican candi
date for States Attorney who was
elected In that section of Illinois or at
least in seven or eight counties near
est to Henderson. Mr. Fawley, It will
be remembered left High and county,
several years ago and located In
Oquawka, where lie has since been a
successful practloneer, of law. The
News-Herald extends congratula
tions. Second Crop of Apples.
Probate Judge T. M. Watts was
showing Monday a fully matured
Maiden Blush apple, which ho stated
rfcs one of a second crop that had
grown on a tree In his yard. The
Judge says that the tree bore a large
crop at the usual time In the early
summer, that later It blossomed a
second time and had a few apples on
It ; that most of the second crop were
caught by the frost and fell off before
they matured. This is a most remarka
ble -occurrence. For the benefit of
the Round About Ohio editor of the
Ohio State Journal It Is stated that
Judge Watt's reputation for truth and
veracity is unexcelled, unquestioned
and unimpeachable, In fact that his
word Is as good as a government bond,
if slight allowance Is occasionally made
for Justifiable exaggeration.
Col. George W. Barrerffwas 81 years
of age Tuesday and the day was cele
brated by Inviting a number of his
friends and relatives to his home for
dinner. Those present, besides the
members of the home, were, Mr. and
Mrs. R. S Evans, Dr. and Vrs. W.
Hoyt, Dr and Mrs. R O, Matthews,
Mrs. John F. Nelson, Miss Grace G.
Gardner, Dr. Elizabeth Edmlnston
and Mrs. George W. Barrere, jr. and
- FOR CHILDREN
Dr. and Mrs. M. L. Chaney
Bitterly Contesting For
cemc i TirkM it r u i n r r o ""'K " scuooi m ue county, ex
ifclNbA 1 lUIN AL L H A K U t b cept the Hillsboro schools, and are of-
Of Immoral and Improper Con
duct Made by Both Sides
Began Aonday and Will
Last Several Days.
The habeis corpus proceeding of
Mrs. Anna Uhaney against her hus
band, Dr. Mitchel L. Ohaney, for the
possession of their two children, Lewis
and Mary, has been going on before
Judge Watts since Monday morning.
The charges of both parties are sen
sational and the case has attracted
Dr. and Mrs. Chaney lived at Price
town for a number of vears. where he
practised his profession and the two j
children were born. From Prlcetown
they moved t j Texas. They returned
from Texas and lived at Lynchburg a
couple of years. Here they senerated,
he taking the children and going to
Oklahoma and she going to live with
her mother at Dayton. He has been
'living at Lynchburg now about ayear.
She Is still living with her mother at
Mrs. Ohany Is a Roman Catholic and
Dr. Chaney a Protestant and consider
able emhpasis has been placed on their
religious beliefs as the cause of their
Mrs. Chaney was the main witness
in her own behalf and was on the stand
all of Monday afternoon, a part of
Tuesday morning and the most of
According to the testimony of Mrs.
Chaney, Dr. Chaney treated her very
badly. She stated that he accused
her of Intimacy with almost every
man In Lynchburg ; forbid her leaving
the house the last year they lived in
Lynchburg; that If she would go up
town with the children and he would
find her that he would take the child
ren away from her and leave her on
the tsreet ; that when he would come I
home he would then taunt her and '
ask her what men she had been run ,
nlng araund with that he claimed
that their son was not his child, but
that Father Denny, Catholic priest at
St. Martins was his father ; that he
frequently abused and mistreated her ;
that he was Intimate with a woman
by the name of Jane McDowell, of
Cincinnati, and kept Miss McDowell's
picture in his office and in their bed
room ; that for the last year they lived
together they did not live as man and
wife : that he made her suffer every
indignity possible and tried to ruin
her reputation as a woman of virtue
and chastity ; that he would leave her
and be gone for days and not tell her
where he had gone ; that he tried to
turn her children against her, to make
them believe that she was a bad woman
and even told them she was dead.
Mrs. Chaney has been living In Day
ton since her seperatlon from her
husband. She has taken up the work
of nursing and for a counle of vnars
has been nursing for leading physi
ciaiis unu in me nest iamines or thatl
city. The testimony shows 'that her I
mother's home to which she intends
cians and In the best families of that
to take the children If trlven possession
of them, is in a good section of Dayton
aim wiiiiB mouest is neat ana clean;
Hint. Mrs Hhanoir onrt !,Q1. ,-.- i i
excellent reputations in that city.
Mrs. Chaney is now employed as head
nurse at the National Cash ReiHsrBr
The testimony also brought out that
Dr. Chaney had accused his own moth
er of intimacy with men and said that
duo naa luiiuuiK aruuuu Willi nig
gers." A number of the leading citizens of
. Lynchburg were called to the stand,
I who testified that from their observa
tion Mrs. Chaney always conducted
herself properly while living in Lynch
burg. Several of them were her near
MrsrChanev claims that Dr. nh!mv
has shown that he Is unfit to have
nUnrrra nf Mo nlillil.nn. !.. !.- t
iaiftu ui "10 laiuuicil, Lliau BUB 1H
aum tucaruioruiem; tnat witn young
children the mother is the natural
and proper guardian and that she is
wnrthv tn tin their miarrll'in
The cross examination of the plain
tiff's witnesses by the atttomeys for
the defendant shows that the defend
ant will attempt to show that she Is a
woman of bad moral character.
The case of the plaintiff was rested
shortly after noon Wednesday.
At the time of going to press the
defendant had just begun his defense.
Dr. Chaney has brought suit for
divorce in which he alleges that Mrs.
Chaney deserted him and that while
living with him associated with men
of loose character.
The case will probably take the bal
ance of the week.
FOUR PRIZES OFFERED
For Best Essays by Boys and'Girls
Farm TopicsRules to
As announced during the session of
the Congress, three prizes pi $5 each
are offered for essajs written by boys
and girls who were In attendance.
These prizes are offered to pupils at-
tereu uy sam jt ree, u. H. Kerns and
The Business Men's Association. The
essays will be judged by a disinterested
committee of three persons selected
by the Association. Age, subject
matter, style, spelling, punctuation
and neatness of work will be consid
ered in judging, and awarding. An
nouncements of the successful con
testants will be made as soon as possi
ble after the essajs are put into the
hands of the committee, and they will
be offered to the county papers for
The following rules must be -observed
1. The subject shall be "The Boys'
and Girls' Farm Congress."
2 The essay shall not contain more
than five hundred words.
3. No one over 18 years of age shall
4. Tlie essay must be written on
i one side of the paper, only.
I 5. The name, age and the school
i attended must be written on a seDa-
j rate sheet of paper, and enclosed with
tne essay ana a certiticate of the pupil
thereon, that the sam? is his or her
own work, and also a certificate there
on by the teacher that It has been
read to the school.
6. All essays must be forwarded to
J. C. Larkln, Secretary of B. M. As
sociation, so as to reach him not later
than Dec. 15, 1912.
A special prize of $5 In gold, is of
fered by Dr. J. C. Larkin to the boy
between the ages of 12 and 18 years,
who will write the best essay on the
subject, "Why. Boys should stav on
the Farm." This contest shall besub
I ject to the same rules as those above
ior tne general prizes.
The Altruistic Home and School
Association will meet at the Washing
ton school building on Friday Nov. 22.
Miss Jeannette Eaton, of Columbus,
secretary of Ohlo'Societv for prevent
ion of tuberculosis will deliver an ad
dress. The meeting will be called promptly
at 2 o'clock to give the members an
opportunity to enjoy the isoclal hour.
Sunday School Convention.
The Liberty Township Sunday
School Convention will be held at the
Baptist church, Sunday afternoon at
The following program has been ar
ranged. fon,e By School
Scripture Heading Brooks whu
InvocatIon Kev. Johnson
Address, Duties of a Supt. . .Rev. Matthews
Round Table-Subject. The S. sr Teacher
John S. Paris
Address, Organized Work c. N. Winkle
Thanksgiving Praise Service.
On Knnrl'ii' nranlnn v 1 .
- , . J """""K "uvBiuoera, at
, clock at the Presbyterlan church
, wI11 be a Thanksgiving Song
UC1 rm, J.HB cnoir oi tne church will
render anthems, and there will be
SOme Special numhnrs and -nno r
, , "",umia " souk
Praise for the whole COncretrotlnn
L. hlnfr can be more beautiful at
T,ianks&iv,nR time than to have a
I servlce of praise, to sing out the real
. uladnfiss nf nur ViooTfc
A cordial invitation is el van to anv
who desire to enter into this service
A stiver Thanksgiving offering will
Heart Trouble Caused Death.
Coroner Thornton Thursday even
lng filed his verdict In the death of
Mrs. Martha McKee Orndoff, whose
" " ebB. uuuy was. I0U"a In ,ier "rae "
jcKson lownsmp, October 15, when
llfir flAllCThtflr Nfvo 17. .4-1. nriltl
n -., '&. xvuuil It 1M1UU1S,
went to pay her a visit.
The coroner's finding states that
Mrs. Orndorff was 52 years old, and
that she was subject to organic heart
trouble which disease caused her sud
den death Hartford City, Ind., Tele
gram. Mrs. Orndorff was a former resident
of this county and a sister of C. F.
McKee, who resides near Shackelton.
Mrs. Anna E. McConnaughey, aged
about 77 years, died at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. Al Strain Wednesday
afternoon about 3 o'clock. She Was
the mother of Hy D. Davis, of Cleveland.