HILLSBORO, OHIO, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 1912.
VOL. 76. NO. 35
GREAT VICTORY CQURT NWS
MOTHER GETS CHILDREN
BANK'S AUTO STOLFN
Jim Johnson, Again In Toils Of
Law For Stealing Two Hogs
Of Ed. Dines.
Taken From Shed Friday Night
And Is Found On S. High
Street Next Alorning.
Judge Cyrus Newby Carries Every
County In The District
IS ALL HERE
In Chaney Habeas Corpus Proceed
ingHe Must Contribute
To Their Support.
Jim Johnsoncolored, who has a bad
reputation, was arrested Saturday
charged with stealing two hogs from
Ed. Dines on Thursday night. The
preliminary hearing was held Tuesday
evening before Mayor Wllklns and
Johnson was bound over to the grand
Jury, charged with grand larceny. Ills
bond was fixed at 8500, which lie was
unable to give and he was committed
Mr. Dines lives about two miles
north-east of Hlllsboro on the Ceme
tery plko on the J. W. Evans farm.
Friday morning when he went to feed
his hogs he found two hogs missing.
He and one of his men went on the
hunt of them and traced them to the
pen of Dick Golns on N. West street.
The hogs however were not there.
On his way to town Mr. Dines met
two men who had been camping along
the road. He asked them, if they had
been anything of two hogs and they
said a colored man in a long coat had
passed them about 1 o'clock the night
before driving two hogs.
After tracing the" hogs to the Golns'
place, Mr. Dines notified the ofllcers,
who at once went to work on the case.
Johnson asked Robert Sch welnsberger,
who was acting as policeman Friday
night, what they had found out about
the hogs. Schweinsberger told him
that they knew who stole them and
the arrest would be made the next
This is thought to have frightened
Johnson, anyway Saturday he told Mr.
Dines that lip had heard that the hogs
had been seen going towards home
Dines then called up his home and
found that the hogs were there.
When Dines went to the Goins home
he found two other hogs in the pen
one of which he positively identified
as a hog stolen from him last August.
Goins was arrested charged with re
ceiving stolen property and turned
over both the hogs to Dines. The
trial of Goins has. been indefinitely
Jim Joftnson has served one year in
the penitentiary, having been con
victed several years ago of stealing
hogs from P.. S. Evans.
Today has been set aside in the
United States as a day of Thanksgiv
ing and will be universally observed.
Special services will be held in the
churches throughout the country and
attention called to the many reasons
why we, as a people, have reasons for
giving thanks. '
Peace reigns throughout our coun
try, tne people nave Deen uiesu uy
most bountiful crops ana prosperity is
It Is only rignt that a nation that
has been so greatly blessed, should set
aside one day in each year to return
thanks for the blessings vouchsafed it.
It shows gratitude to do so and grati
tude should always be expressed. It
it proper for a nation to express its
gratitude as for an individual.
In every home throughout the land,
where at all possible, an especially
good dinner will be prepared today.
Those, who have gone from the old
home, will return to spend the day
with loved ones and when the families
are seated around the tables it should
not be forgotten to give thanks to the
Great Giver pf all good ihlngs. If not
audibly at leastia silent blessing should
be said and a prayer offered that we
shall continue to receive mercy at His
hands and that we may make ourselves
worthy of his continued favors.
Let us not take all the credit for
our prosperity and happiness to our
selves, but let us be a God fearing and
a God loving nation and thus a right
Probate Court Proceedings.
T. F. Hudson appointed exr of Jas.
Authenticated copy of will of Hat
tie E. Taylor filed.
W. H, Jury, admr of Daniel D. An
derson, filed inventory and appraise
ment and petition to sell real estate.
Grace Rice, admrs of Fred Rice,
filed inventory and appraisement.
Milton Fox appointed exr of John
W, O. Marllndlll filed exceptions to
first and final account of Anna Fer
neau, exrx of Austin Ferneau, gdn of
Mark F. W. Stridor.
W. n. Walker filed affidavit of luna
cyJagalnstEarl H. Stout.
H. M. Carey, gdn of Edmund Van
Pelt, filed first and final account.
Robert W. Brown filed affidavit of
lunacy against John A. Brown.
Janle Burns, exr of Josephus Burns,
filed inventory and appraisement.
Stimulator sales Saturday, at Stab
ers. See window. adv
Starling Snodgrass Suffers
Horrible Accident Sat
.Glove Caught In Machinery and
Hand Torn In Shreds-Bolts
Removed Before Hand
Was Gotten Out.
Starling Snodgrass, while feeding a
corn shredder on the farm of John T. I
Ridge way, had his left hand caught In
the machinery and torn in shreds.
Physicians were called and the hand
was amputated about four Inches
(above the wrist. The accident oc
curred about 8 o'colck Saturday morn
ing. Snodgrass was feeding a corn shred
der. A bundle of fodder got started
in wrong and In trying to straighten
it his glove caught in the machinery
and his hand was pulled in between
the rolls Ills hand was cut into rib
bona and the bonesof the wrist mashed
and the flesh mangled before the ma
chine could be stopped.
Before he could be got loose from
the shredder bolts had to be removed
and the rolls seperated.
During this time Snodgrass suffered
untold agony and pleaded with the men
who were assisting him to kill him and
put him out of his misery.
Since the amputation and dressing
of the wound' he has been resting
easier and getting along very nicely.
Snodgrass' home is at New Peters
burg. He Is about 22 years old and
unmarried. He has been working for
Tom Johnson, of Penn township, the
past year and is a young man of good
habits and industrious. He is held In
high esteem in that community.
County Commissioner C. C. Kesler
had a 17 acre field of corn on his farm
near Eluiville this year that produced
87 bushels of corn to the acre, weighed.
This is such good corn that Judge T.
M. Watts requests that mention be
made that the farm is located
Mutt & Jeff
Show comes in from Portsmouth ; goes
to Wilmington. The four Mutt &
Jeff companies have made Guss Hill,
the owner, one hundred and eighty
thousand dollars the last year. They
carry 35 acting people and have a 60
foot car load of scenery and the prices
are the same In ail towns; 25c to $1. .
Before I booked them I had to agree
to give them them the first $200 that
came in before 1 get one cent for ex
pense money. See Mutt & Jeff Friday,
Nov. 29, and look out for the big ones
adv Fbank Aykes, Mgr.
Highland Commandery, Knight
Templars gave an elaborate banquet
at their rooms in the Masonic Tem
ple Tuesday night. About 150 Knights
and their ladles were present.
Hon. George L. Garrett was toast
master and added much to the enjoy
ment of the evening by his appro
priate introductions of the different
speakers, which were enlivened by
his sallies of wit and humor.
Toasts were responded to by O. N.
Sams, James E. McDermott and Dr.
R. O. Matthews.
Miss Mary England and Mrs. Roy
Rogers each sang a beautiful solo.
A cornet solo by Mrs. Mora Harsha
Rogers was exqulslte.y rendered.
During the banquet music was fur
nished by the Etude Orchestra, com
posed of Mrs. Mora Harsha Rogers,
Mrs. C. F. Faris, Miss Mary Spencer
and Miss Florence Ellifrltz.
There will be a basket ball game at
Carroll's Hall Thanksgiving afternoon
at 2:30 o'clock, between the local five
and the Blanchester Crescents.
Both teams have been practising
hard and a close and exciting game
may be expected. The nillsboro boys
are "going good" and the Blanchester
five were only defeated once last sea
son. The teams will line up as "fol
lows: Rogers and Dean forwards,
Carroll center, Emery and
center, Emery and Lukens ( Farmers Insurance Co., weight 225; 'the drama. It is a pure, clean wlole
For Blanchester: Ross and ' n v MnNnti. nf BHrrwllln. hrnt.hnr ! some, romantic play by an author of
Brown forwards, K. nudson
Tltusand Lowry guards.
Mrs. E. L. Harris, who recently un
derwent a successful operation by Dr.
n. H. WIggers, of Cincinnati, is rapid
The automobile of L. B. Banks was
taken from the shed in the rear of his
home on N. High street somttime
Friday night by unknown parties. It
was found Saturday morning at the
corner of Col. G. W. Barrere's yard,
apparently having stuck coming onto
High street from Ltlley avenue.
The thieves entered the shed
through the window, prying it open
with an iron bar. They had taken all
the gasoline, oil, grease, etc., and
placed It In the machine, which would
Indicate that the parties were not out
just for a joy ride but Intended to
make a get away with the machine.
Neither Mr. Banks, his wife nor
daughter heard them wi,en ti,ey took
the machine although they passed out
right by the house.
The only report of the machine,
aside from where It was found, was
that it was seen on Smoky Row about
2 o'clock that night. They got stuck
about 4:30 Saturday morning, Clarence
Groves, who lives with his parents on
the corner of High street and Lilloy
avenue, being awakened by them. He
heard one of them say, "We are stuck
and will have to get someone to pull
Mr. Banks did not know the carwas
stolen until 10:30 Saturday morning.
The englpe had not been working Just
right and he had a man go down and
look at it, when it was found the
machine was gone.
Mr. Banks soon learned where the
car was and Vernon Falrley went out
and brought it home. It was not
damaged in any way.
Wilmer Townsend Scott and Vivian
Woodrow, both of Lynchburg. '
narrlson Taylor1 and Jessie Hal),
both of New Petersburg.
Richard A. nail, of Hlllsboro, and
Rebecca Caplinger, of Sinking Spring.
Walter Stan(orth and May nolmee,
bath of nillsboro.
Lewis Wm. Fauber and Maude Huff,
both of Hlllsboro.
David B. Selph and Nettle Lytle
both of Hlllsboro.
Illustrated Lecture Coming.
i For two nidus only.
TnosHnv Hoc 9 nnH 3.
.VUtJ, WW. .. w,
ment of the Forum have secured Prof.
J. M. Meade, of Kansas City, who will
deliver his famous lecture entitled.
'The White Slave Traffic " Prjifl
Meade's lecture Is illustrated with 50
colored views, and is highly recom
mended by both press and pulpit, His
subject is one that is arousing world
wide interest at the present time and
one in which every patriotic citizen
should be interested.
Come and hear the truth just as it
is. Prof. Meade's lecture will be given
in addition to our regular program.
Admission 5 and 10c.
Death of Dr. W. A. Srofe.
Dr. W. A. Srofe, aged 70 years, died
at his home at Lynchburg on Thurs- ( which scored one of the season's great
day evening at 5 o'clock. While he est successes in New York and Chi
liad been in poor health for several , cago is announced as the attraction at
months his death was unexpected. He Bell's Opera House. It is one of those
was seemingly much better that day musical plays that Is made up of the
and had taken a walk in the after,
noon. He had been a resident of
Lynchburg for 32 years and was one of
its most highly respected and honored
citizens. He Is survived by his widow
and four children, three sons, Dr.
John, of Leesburg. Dr. William, of
Norwood, and Dr. Edgar, who is at
home with his mother, and Mrs.
Charles Morrow. Funeral services
were held at the Lynchburg M. E.
church Saturday afternoon, conducted
by Rev. Dresah, assisted by Dr. Mc
Adow. Some Avordupois.
While it Is not unusual to see a man
that weighs over 200 pounds, it is un
usual for six men to get together whose
total weight is 1290 pounds, an average
of 215 pounds to the man.
This occurred Friday at noon at the
home of Raymond D. Kirkpatrlck In
this city and while the men ma; soon
forget it, it is safe to say that Mrs.
Kirkpatrlck, who prepared the dinner
for them, never will.
The men were Mr. Kirkpatrlck,
welglu-260 ; his father, A. A. Kirk
patrlck, weight 215; his brother, Frank,
weight, 180 j his brother In law, Mon
roe Patton, of Columbus, weight 210 ;
S. P. LeSourd, of Xenia, agent Ohio
in jaw 0f Mr. Kirkpatrlck, weight 200.
Mrs. narley Wilkin andson, Daniel,
who have been visiting the former's
parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Bean, re
turned to tneir nome in wasnington,
O. H., Friday, i
The olllclal returns from this Judi
cial district, Including the counties of
Ross, Pickaway, Highland, Madison
and Fayette, certainly testify to the
high popularity and sterling worth of
Judge Gyrus Newby, of Hlllsboro. who
was a candidate on the judicial ticket
for judge of the court of common pleas,
says the Scioto Gazette.
"Notwithstanding the fact that,
there was such a terrific landslide for
Democracy, Judge Newby was elected
over his opponent, Morrow, by the
handsome ra.jority of 3752. To under
stand just what this means In the face
of the fact that on the regular ticket
nearly all these counties went over
whelmingly Democratic, passes ordi
nary understanding and can only be
explained by the fact that Judge New
by, whose career on the common pleas
bench In this sub-district has been
such as to carry him into all the coun
ties comprising It, and In each of thes3
counties his rectitude, his high Integ
rity, his eminent fairness and his wide
knowledge of the law has become so
stamped on the minds of the attorneys
and the people that it has swept aside
all partisan feeling, and even with the
mixed ballot on and new-fangled judl
clal trial for the first time, lie lit a
succeeded In gaining what might be
called the' unanimous approval of the
"The following majorities from over
the district, which are ah official, show
the esteem In which Judge Newby Is
held as a jurist and man :
Madison . 930
Net majority 3752
"The result in Ross county was
brought about largely by a setting
aside of politics and a vote for the
man for nearly every attorney at the
Ross county bar, irrespective of poli
tics, voted for Judge Newby and put
in agojd word for him."
Sinking Spring M. E. Circuit.
League at Sinking Spring
Oarmel, preaching at 2:30.
Epworth League at Sinking Spring
Cedar Chapel, preaching 7:00.
Thanksgiving service at Sinking
Spring Thursday morning at 10:00.
Baptism at Cedar Chapel next Sun
day evening. Come.
Prayer service at Sinking Spring
every Wednesday evening.
CLYDE HOWARD, Pastor.
New York and Chicago Success
"The Newly weds and
Their Rabv "
most catchy kind of songs and musi
cal numbers that have "the punch"
while the situations which go to
make up the comedy element of the
piece are at once ingenious and pro
ductive of spontaneous laughter. A
large cast of exceptional comedians
make up the brilliant cast and are
assisted by a large chorus of singing
and dancing girls. adv
County Clerk J. Ed. Shannon re
ceived a check fo- $302.44 from the
superintendent of the Cincinnati
Workhouse to pay the balance of the
fine and costs of A. M Powell, of
Greenfield. Mr. Powell was released
from that institution last week.
Mr, and Mrs. J. Ed. Shannon had as
their guests Saturday and Sunday the
former's parents, Mr. and Mrs W. T.
Shannon, of Folsom, and on Saturday
Mrs. Shannon's parents, Mr. and Mrs.
R. L. Watts, of Marshall, also Mr.
and Mrs. Chas. Shoemaker, of Sinking
Geo. Barr McCutcheon's "Beverly"
a dramatization of his most success
ful novel Beverly of Graustark Is one
of the early dramatic offerings to be
seen here and should command the
respect and attention of all patrons to
world wide fame, under the manage
ment of A. G.Dolamater, whose name
is a sufficient guarantee of the excel-
1nna ft omit rtnot. Qnrt mnrl m it Inn
- 1 Bell's Opera House Dec. 5.
i JDI1VO Ul Ull Vrt'JU UUU lVUUbUUII
i - -
Circuit Court In Session Two
Days And Disposes Of a
Number Of Cases
SIX CASES DISMISSED
inree Continued And rour Heard
Assignment of Cases Made
by Judge Newby Par
tition Suit Filed.
The Circuit Court was in session
here Tuesday and Wednesday and dis
posed of a number of cases that have
been on the docket for sometime.
THREE OA8ES CONTINUED.
Three cases were continued ; the
two cases of Geo W. Barrere et al vs.
C. S. Bell et al, the cases over the con
trol and possession of the old nillsboro
College and W. M. Porter, as treasur
er, vs. L. G. Marconett, a tax suit.
SIX OA8ES DISMISSED.
The following cases were dismissed :
The Quo Warranto proceeding by the
prosecuting attorney, Involving the
rignt or o. A. Ford to act as a mem
ber of the board of education of Jack
son township, it being claimed that he
had removed from the township ; Wll
Ham Worthlngton, as admr. vs. Chas.
C. Redkey, having been settled out of
court ; Reis & Co. vs. American Pad&
Textile Co. had also been settled and
was dismissed ; Clyde Jacks vs. Chas.
A. Chapln, dismissed ; the two cases
of Minnie B. Powell vs. Peter K. Davis
was dismissed on account of the death
of Miss Powell, one of these was for
breach of promise and the other for
conversion of a diamond ring.
I'AVEY VS. PAVEY.
The case of Henry A Pavey vs. El
mer and Fred T. Pavey was heard on
appeal. This case involved the dis
tribution of the proceeds of the sale
of real estate of the late Eliza Pavey,
mother of the parties The property
was situated in Fairfield township and
in Hlllsboro. Elmer Pavey had claimed
liens on the proceeds, which were de
nied by his brothers. The court al
lowed his liens amounting to $4405 60
and required Fred Pavey to account
for the rents and profits of property
held by him, less taxes, amounting to
$118.68 and for Henry A. Pavey to ac
count for rents and profits of property
held by him amounting to $881 40
The proceeds from the sale of the
property after the payment of costs
will be approximately $4800. When
the rents and profits are accounted for
by Henry A and Fred T. Pavey there
will be about $1335 to divide among
the three brothers.
MILNER VS. MUSTEK
The case of Martin Mllner vs.
Moses Mllner was decided. This case
had gone through all the courts, in
cluding the Supreme Court and had
Deen decided against Moses Milner.
. . - . j., . .. ri
i Alter lub ueuisiun ui uie oupreuio
1 Court Moses Mllner found a will
leaving the property to him and had
it probated. On the strength of this
the Circuit Court reversed the former
rulings and decreeded the property to
J. C. Bennington et al vs. Charles
D Johnson, as treasurer, ls a case in
volving the taxes on the Stralghtout
and Buford Pike. Bennington claims
that he is without the bounds of the
pike, being entitled to a division of
territory with a county road.
ALLEN VS OIBSON.
The caa t Ward Allen vs. Lucy
Gibson was the last case heard
fHHorin If- iirlll a rarviarri)aiaf1 ltnrl lian '
scalp torn from her head while work
ing In the laundry of Allen's In Green
field. In the trial of the case in the
Common Pleas Court Miss Gibson was
given a judgement of $3000. The case
was taken to the Circuit Court by j
Allen, who claimed error in the pro-1
ceedlngs In the Common Pleas Court.
1 A decision had not been given in eith
er the pike case or this case at the
time of going to press.
ASSIGNMENT OK OASES.
I The following assignment of Jury
cases was made by Judge Newby, Sat
MONDAY, DEO. 2
Lydia C Barrett vs.
son, as admr. etc.
W. A. S. Jolin-
TOESDAY, DEO. 3.
Edward Benton vs. Walter Cad wall
ader. State of Ohio vs. Ed. Johnson. (
MONDAY, DEO. 9.
In the matter of the estate of Henry
The habeas corpus proceeding be
tween Mrs. Anna E. Chaney and Dr.
M. L. Chaney for the possession of
their two children came to a close
Judge Watts decided the case with
out leaving the bench or hearing the
closing argument by Mrs. Chaney s
attorneys, giving the possession and
control of the children to Mrs. Chaney.
This possession is without restriction
as to place of residence Dr. Chaney
Is to pay Mrs Chaney $5 a week towards
the support of the children. He has
the privilege of visiting t he children at
all reasonable times.
Judge Watts In summing up the
testimony said that there was no testi
mony introduced that showed that
Mrs. Chaney was not a fit and proper
person to have charge of the children ;
that the testimony showed that she
had a good home to which to take
them and was In a position to support
and care for them ; that while he had
no criticism to make of the home fur
nished the children by the Doctor ;
that it was-probably the best he could
do under the circumstances; that
when he was away from home the
children must be left in charge of
strangers, while If Mrs. Chaney was
away from home engaged In her work
of nursing, the children would be in
charge of their grandmother; that he
believed the best interestsof thechlld
ren would be served by placing them
in tire hands of their mother.
The attorneys for Dr. Chaney ex
cepted to the finding and gave notice
both of appeal and error proceedings.
The bond.for the error proceeding
was fixedat $100
Dr. Chaney did not go on the wit
Real Estate Transfers.
Frank Leaverton to Douglas Leaver
ton, Penn tp, 126a, $1.
Sallle Leaverton et al to Douglas
Leaverton, Penn tp, 169a, $1.
Dauglas A. Leaverton to Sallle A.
Leaverton, Penn tp, 50a, $1.
India C. Lawler to Bessie L. Run
yon, Hlllsboro, lot. $1.
George M. Fennerto A. O. Llewance
Highland county, 72a, $1.
Lem Caplinger'to Rebecca Capling
er, Centerrield, lot, $125.
M. Irwin Dunlap to Minnie O. Pet
tlford, Madison tp, lot, $1.
Alpha Bowles to Mary Anderson,
Greenfield, lot, $1.
Leone Y. Clements to Geor e How
land, Greenfield, lot, $1
Alice F. Porter etal to W. L.Porter,
Madison and Perry tps, 115a, $1.
Faith Clark to E. M. Limes, Madi
son and Perry tps, 99a, $1.
C. W. Duncan to W. L. Porter,
Madison and Perry tps, 115a, $1.'
R. S. Beck to John F. Schuler, New
Vienna, lot, $1
Enos Hill to John F Schuler, New
Vienna, lot, $1.
Dunlap Wakefield to Enos Hill, New
Vienna, lot, $1.
Dunlap Wakefield to R. S. Beck,
New Vienna, lot, $1.
D. E. Grove to Olive S. Grove, High
land county, 113a, $1.
J. E. Haines to Elba A. Carron,
Madison tp, 19a, $1.
Wm. Conard to Frank W. Shepherd,
Highland county, 100a, $1.
"The Newlyweds," a Fun Show.
Pretty stage pictures, lively fun,
delightful music, many surprising
novelties, a chorus remarkable for its
beauty and agile dancing, are said to
be a few of the many attractive fea
tures in the big musical succe s, "The
Newlyweds and Their Baby, ' which
will be seen here at Bell's Opera
MisslIouse, Monday, Dec. 9.
any show 1
costs more to book
have ever had in.
FRANK AYRES, Manager.
Newton Bennington, Republican, of
Whlteoak township, and Emanuel
Roush, Democrat, of Hamer township,
have been appointed by Judge Newby
to examine the Commissioners' Re
port. They began work Monday.
MONDAY, DEC. 10.
Henry W. Lalferty et al vs. Eliza
Bell Lafferty et al.
ONE NEW CASE FILED.
Only one new case was filed in the
Common Pleas Court during the past
Mary M Elton asks for the parti
tion of 147 acres of land situated in
Penn township She says that she is
the owner of the undivided one-third
part of said premises as a sister and
one of the heirs at law of James T.
Patton, deceased. The defendants
are T. F. Hudson and sixty-one others,
heirs at law of said James T. Patton.
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