Newspaper Page Text
HILLSBORO, OHIO, THURSDAY, JANUARY 2, 1913.
VOL. 76. NO. 40
Enjoyed by Students and Former
Students of Ohio State Uni
versity Monday Night.
An elaborate banquet was enjoyed
by sixteen students and former stu
dents of Ohio State University at tho
Highland House Monday night.
The banquet was In four courses and
was served In Mrs. Doorley's excellent
style. The dining room was appropri
ately decorated for the occasion with
Ohio State pennants.
Dr. W. R. Lukens was toastmaster
and was most happy both In his open
ing remarks and In his Introduction
of the different speakers. Toasts were
responded to by Miss Pearl Carlisle,
Pearco and Fay McMullen, Rov Kelly
and Donald Durnell.
A commltee, composed of Dr. Lu
kens, Pearce McMullen and William
Barrett, was appointed for the purpose
,of attempting to form a Highland
County Ohio State Association. The
committee will get In communication
with all former Ohio State students In
the county and later call a meeting
at which the organization will be per
fected and otllcers elected. There are
at least 50 former Ohio State students.
In the county and it was thought that
an annual banquet would be a most
Following the toasts a number of
college songs were sung and college
It would expedite matters and be
greatly appreciated if all former Ohio
State students would communicate
with some member of the committee
v oermanent organization.
IS ALL HERE
Two New Cases Were Filed
in Common Pleas Court
During Past Week
SCHOOL HOUSE BURNS
At Bridges Alonday Afternoon
Fire Started From Spark
The school house at Bridges, known
In that section of the county as the
"Double Barrel School" was destroyed
by ttro Tuesday afternoon.
The lire was discovered about one
o'clock and had gained such headway
COURT DECISIONS at tho t,me that lt could not be n"
The blaze is supposed to have
started from a spark from the chim
ney falling on the roof. It started
near the belfry.
The building was a briok one and
nothing but tliewallsareleftstandlng.
The children were all got out of the
building without any of them being
L. L. Gall, of this place, was one of
Gibson vs. Allen Affirmed and
Rulings Made in iPike Case
Pavey Case Goes to
Friends of the bridegroom here have
Vcelved the following announcement :
Mr. and Mrs. Orvllle Albert Gibson
ounce the marriage of their daughter
May bird Gibson Oiv sley
Mr. John Wayne Richards
1 ilonday, December the twenty third
Nineteen hundred and twelve
after January fifth
Mr. and Mrs. Richards spent several
days here last week with relatives.
Mr. Richards is professor of chemis
try at Hotchklss Academy at Lake
vllle, Conn. Ho has always made his
homo in Hlllsboro and Is a highly
educated, capable and popular In
Those who had the pleasure of meet
ing Mrs. Richards, while here last
week, were most favorably impressed
with her as a refined and cultured
. Probate Court Proceedings.
1 arence Johnson admr. of Charles
, ison, filed petition to sell . real
Maggie Black, guardian of Lola
Fairley filed flrbt account.
S. D. Brewer filed affidavit of lun-
fecy a, alnst Milton Brewer.
Elizabeth Jodry, admrx of Henry
Jodry, filed first account.
J. S. S. Riley appointed assignee of
J. W- Fanning.
W. P. and George G. Grim, exrs. of
Jacob Grim, tiled first and final ac
count. Edw. M. Conner, admr, of J. W.
Holmes, filed first and final account.
Will of Walter Bacon filed.
H. D. Kelley and G. L. Hammond,
as exrs. of estate of Josiah Hammond,
filed eighth account.
Will of Walter Bacon probated.
AdaR. Baker annotated exrx of
Margaret F. Taylor exrx of Mary
E. Taylor, filed first and final account.
mi. i m
Death of James W. George.
James W. George died Thursday
afternoon at the home of his daugh
ter, Mrs. O. N. Sams, from the effects
of a paralytic stroke suffered on the
The funeral services were hold at
the home Saturday rriorning at 10
o'clock, conducted by Rev. R. O. Mat
thews. The body was taken to Upper
Quaker cemetery at Stringtowu for
burial. The services at the grave
were conducted by Rev. John II. Da
vis, of Ralnsboro, an old friend of Mr.
Mr. George was born at Winchester,
Va., June 7, 1827. He came to High
land county in 1863 and settled near
New Petersburg. A few years later
he moved to Ralnsboro, where he con
ducted a general store for about 10
years. He then moved to his farm on
Rocky Fork, below Ralnsboro, where
he lived until he came to nillsboro
about two years ago to make his home
with his daughter.
Mr, George was a man of strong con.
vlctlons and fearless in the expression
Of his views. He was a lifelong Re
publican and held several township
.'offices, the duties of which he Jalth
Two new cases were filed in the
Common Pleas Gourt during the past
Margaret Cowman asks for dlvorco
from U. S. Cowman on the grounds of
gross neglect of duty and extreme
cruelty. She says that the defendant
has failed and wilfully neglected to
provide her with clothes; has refused
to a low plaintiff's two children by a
former husband to visit her or for her
to visit them and that on Nov. 15,
1012 he ordered her to leave their home
and threatened to kill her If she didn't.
The appllcatione of W. S McCoppln
and others asking for the establish'
ment of a special school district oat
of parts of Brushcreek, Paint and
Marshall townships was transfered
from the Probate Court to the Common
Pleas Court. The special school dls
trict asked for will be composed of all
of sub-districts Nos.7 and 8 and part of
sub-district No. 11 in Brushcreek town
ship; all of sub-district No. 17 and
part of sub-district No. 2 in Paint
township and part of sub district No.
1 of Marshall township. The petition
Is set for hearing Jan. 8.
CIRCUIT COURT DECISIONS.
The Circuit Court sent Its decisions
in the cases of Gibson vs. Allen and
Bennington vs. Johnson to Clerk of
Courts Shannon Monday. These cases
were heard when the Circuit Court
was here Nov. 27 and 28.
The verdict of the jury in Gibson
vs. Allen was affirmed. This was the
suit for damages of Lucy Gibson vs.
Ward Allen. Miss Gibson was work
lng in the laundry of Allen in Green
field. In trying to replace a belt on a
pulley her hair was caught in the
shafting and her scalp torn from her
head. The jury returned a verdict in
her favor for $3,000 damages. This
verdict and the rulings of the Common
Pleas Cou rt in the trial were sustained.
John C. Bennington et al vs. Charles
D. Johnson, as treasurer, is a suit to
enjoin the collection of taxes, charged
against plaintiff on pike No. 03, the
Stralghtout and Buford Pike.
Only preliminary matters were de
termined In the recent hearing before
the Circuit Court. A motion to strike
out the Fifth Defense of defendant's
answer were sustained as were de
murrers to the Sixth and Seventh De
fenses of defendant's answer. The real
question in Issue, whether or not the
defendants are within the bounds of
the road is still to be determined,
GOES TO SUrBEHE COURT.
The case of Henry A. Pavey vs. Fred
T. and Elmer F. Pavey was taken to
the Supreme Court Saturday. This is
a case for the partition of real property
inherited by the plaintiff and defend
ants from their mother. The manner
of the divisions of the proceeds of the
sale of the property is the question la
controversy. The case has already
been in court over 13 years.
Lynchburg and Fairview.
Sinking Spring M. E. Circuit.
Services for Sunday January,
Conoway's Chapel preaching 0-30.
Sinking Spring preaching 11:00.
Sinking Spring Junior League 2:30.
Sinking Spring Epworth League,
Mrs. Porter, leader, 0:00.
Cedar Chapel preaching 2:30.
Sinking Spring preaching 7:00.
Revival services commence at Car-
mel next Monday evening. Everyone
Ladles of the Sinking Spring church
are requested to meet at the church
Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock.
Clyde Howard, Pastor.
Breaks Collar Bone.
Mrs. C. S. Bell fell down the stairs
at her home Monday afternoon break
lng the collar bone and dislocating the
shoulder. The break is a bad one the
bone at the end being mashed. She
was also badly bruised
The accident occurred as Mrs. Bell
was coming down stairs. A landing
of the stairs was dark and when she
stepped from it she missed a step fall
ing to the landing below.
She Is getting along as well as could
Assaults Former Wife.
"Big Ike" Williams, an old offon-
'dor, was arrested Tuesday night of
last week charged with assault and
battery of his former wife, Fannie
Williams. Williams had been drink
ing and met his ex wife at the 13. &
O. depot Just to show that he still
loved her he tried to throw her under
the engine when the train came in.
Falling in this he followed her up
town and assaulted her. When ar
raigned Wednesday he pleaded not
guilty but when brought up for trial
changed his plea to guilty. Major
Wilkins sentenced him to six months
In the work house and to pay a line of
$200 and costs The sentence and the
tine were suspended upon condition
that he leave town inside of 48 hours
and not return during Major Wil
kins' administration. Ike left Mon
day and is again an exile from home.
This Is the second time he has been
driven from Hlllsboro, former Major
Nesblt having suspended sentence on
condition that he leave town during
his administration. It would seem
that "lilg Ike" should be finally con
vinced that he Is not wanted in Hllls
boro. Williams Is colored and his former
wife Is white. lie beat her many
times while they were married
BUSY TIMES IN
Shooting Scrape Christmas
Night Caused by too
BOUND OVER TO COURT
Isaac Hudson and Harry Trimble
Charged With Bootlegging
and Sam Overman With
Assault of Wife.
his action then and since Indicate
that he is a firm believer In the old
saying, "A woman, a dog and a wal
nut tree, the more you beat em the
better they be."
if to have men assaulting j on and
fighting about jou constitutes popu
larity, Fannie Williams, the divorced
white wife of "Big Ike" Williams, is
surely a belle in colored circles As
saulted by her ex-husband on Tuesday
night, she was the cause of a shooting
scrape on Christmas night.
The trouble occured at the home of
Grace Johnson In thn East End
and i Norman Pate, colored, was calling on
BOB DAVIDSON A1ISSING
Wandered Away From Home and
Wife Fears Accident For
merly Lived Here.
Death of Airs. John M. Clark.
Mrs. John M. Clark, formerly of
thl3 place, died at San Diego, Cal.,
last Friday night. She had been HI
for about a year, suffering from rheu
matism. Her death, however, was
entirely unexpected, her sister, Mrs.
n. M. Brown, having received a letter
from her only a few days before her
death in which she stated she was
feeling much better. The funeral
services were held at the home at Los
Angeles, Cal , on Sunday, Interment
at Los Angeles.
Mrs. Clark was 45 years of age and
Is survived by her husband and four
children, two boys and two girls.
Mrs. Clark was born and lived In
Hlllsboro until about 16 years ago
She was adaughterof the late Mr and
Mrs. John A. Trimble and aslster of
Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Brown of this
place. When they left Hlllsboro they
went to Columbus where they resided
until about 9 years ago when they
removed to Los Angeles, Cal., where
they have since lived.
On Sunday, January 5, 1913, there
will be preaching service at both
Lynchburg and Fairview by A. D.
McMurray, of Olive II111, Ky. Bro.
McMurray comes with a view of lo
cating as minister to these two con.
gregatlons and a good attendance Is
very greatly desired. He will preach
at Lynchburg at 10:30 a. m. and at
Fairview at night. Let there be a
good hearing at both points, m
Fire Christmas Day.
The residence of James Hardin,
colored, on Mechanlcsburg, was de
stroyed by fire Christmas morning.
Practically all of the household goods
were also destroyed. The fire was
discovered about 0 o'clock, but had
gained such headway before the fire
department arrived that It was im
possible to save the house. The origin
of the fire is not known. Mr. Hardin
had no insurance ana is circulating a
petition asking for aid to rebuild his
Donald Durnell, Ervln Evans, Ralph
Sams and Wijlard Wilson and his
guest, John Weir, of Wooster, at
tended a dance at Greenfield, Wed
Pearl Patterson and Madge
ridge, both of Greenfield.
Elmont Donohoo and Carrie
both of Hlllsboro.
Efflerd MCoy, of Hlllsboro, R. D.
12 and Madge Carrier, of New Mar
ket. Wlllard Cail, of Leesburg, and Dora
Wright, of Samantha.
Rufus Walllngford and Ora Os
borne both of Hlllsboro.
Homer Burton, of Nw Vienna, and
Alllne Hudson, of Hlllsboro.
Albert Hamilton and Lyndall Tomp
kins, both of New Petersburg.
Howard C. Reeves and Ethel Fen
ner, both of Buford.
Charley Storts, of New Petersburg,
and Hazel Michael, of Hoaglando.
William Gibson, of Cynthlana and
Levern Nichols, of Carmel.
Charles M. Garman, of Sinking
Spring and Blanche L. Grablll, of
Charles Upp, of Washington C. H.,
and Ella Louise Clark, of nillsboro.
James A. Ross, of Sheaton, 111., and
Elizabeth Lytle, of Leesburg.
Alonzo O. Purdy and Elizabeth
Farman, both of Lynchburg.
II. O. Ambrose suffered a slight
stroke of paralysis Saturday about
noon. His left side is slightly affected
and his throat so that it is difficult
for him to talk. He is getting along
nicely, but will be confined to the
house for sometime. Mr. Ambrose Is
proprietor of the Economy Store, a
member of the village council and an
old soldier. ,
Real Estate Transfers.
Katherlne Hudson to IdaB Horner,
Greenfield, lot, $1.
Anna E. Kerns to Ida B. Horner,
Greenfield, lot, $1.
Ida B. Horner to Katherlne Hudson,
Greenfield, lot, $1.
Squire DeWltt to Anna E. Kerns,
Greenfield, lot, $1.
Carey Long sheriff to Ama. Nation
Bank, Ashvllle, N. C , 437a, $10,000.
Nathan P. Landess to Wm. C. Mc
Laughlin, Ilamer tp, 03a, $1.
B. C. Mull to Edward Mull, Brush
creek tp, lot, $1.
Edward Mull to Maria Wilson,
Brushcreek tp, lot, $1
William Ilorton to Jesse Horton,
Hlllsboro, lot, $300.
Lawrence W. Foulke to Joanna M.
Foulke, Greenfield, lot, $1.
U. S. Cowman to John S. Caldwell,
Greenfield, lot, $1.
W. A. Austrian to Geo. Post, North
Unlontown, lot, $125.
M. C. Rogers to F. W. Pauch et al,
Fairfield tp, 100a, $1.
Thomas D. Davis to Mary Davis,
Whlteoak tp, 4a, 81.
Thomas D. Davis to Mary E. Davis,
Mowrjstown, loc, $1.
J.G. France to John S. Caldwell.
Greenfield, lot, $1.
John S. Caldwell to J. G. France,
Greenfield, lot, $1.
Charles Archer, who was suspected
at connection with the robberies at
Lynchburg last week, as soon asha
heard he was accussed, reUirnetl to
Lynchburg and proved an albl and the
charge against him was dismissed. He
showed that Its was not in Lynchburg
that nigot and was entirely innocent
of the crime.
Herbert Humphrey, of Cincinnati,
was arrested on the charge of stealing
the horse -of Ed. M. Wiggins that
night. Ills preliminary hearing was
held before Justice of the Peace
Thomas -Shaffer Monday, ne wis dismissed.
D. Leadbetter has had a severe spell
of grip, but is improving slowly.
Fannie Williams at tne Johnson
home John Hjde, also colored,
dropped in. It seems that all had
been drinking. Hyde to show his
love for the Williams woman tried to
strike her In the mouth. Norman
Pate was too gallant to see a woman
attacked without defending her. A
fight then followed between Pate and
Hyde In which the defender of the
woman's person, Pate, had the best of
Hyde then went home and secured
a shotgun and came back. When he
found Pate he fired, the contents of
the weapon entering Pate's back.
Pate went to a physician, who found
about 50 shot in his back.
Hjde was arrested, charged with
shooting with intent to kill and Pate
was arrested charged with assault and
Their hearings were held before
Mayor Wilkins Friday afternoon.
Both were bound over to the grand
jury. The bond or Hyde was fixed at
f 500 and Pate at $300.
AKKESTED FOll HOOTLEGOINO
Isaac Hudson and Harry Trimble,
both colored, were arrested Tuesday
night. They are charged with keep
ing places where intoxicating liquors
are sold. Hudson was arrested at the
United States Express ollice as he was
getting a con-ignment of a keg of
beer and 0 quarts of whiskey. lie
refused to go with Policeman Walker,
but soon thought better of it, after
Walker had used his black jack a few
Trimble was arrested at his home
on Smoky Row. No liquor was found
in his possession.
The trials of Hudson ami Trimble
will be held sometime today.
Hudson was sent to the Workhouse
in February and has only been home
about three months.
CIIAUQED WITH ASSAULTIN'0 WIFE
Samuel Overman was arrested on
Tuesday night, charged with assault
and battery on his wife, Cora Over
man. The allidavlt was sworn to by
Mrs. Overman. Mrs. Overman claims
that her husband came home Tuesday
night and assaulted her, choking and
shaking her and threatening her life.
The trial will be before Mayor Wil
kins and is set for 4 o'clock todaj'.
Robert A. Davidson, a former resi
dent of Hlllsboro. wandered away
from his home In Columbus Tuesday
of last week and has not been heard
from since. Ills wife fears that he
has met with an accident as he has
not been well for some months.
Mrs. Davidson wrote Col. D. Q. Mor
row asking him to be on the lookout
for Mr. Davidson as she thought he
might come here. She enclosed the
following clipping from a Columbus
"Robert A. Davidson, 47, who lias
been suffering from a paraljtic stroke
for the past 17 months, wandered away
from his home, 00 North Fifth street,
Tuesday morning and has not been
heard of since. Mrs. Davidson fears
that her husband's mind has become
unbalanced, and that he may have
met with some accident.
"Until about a year ago Davidson
was emplojed in tho Pennsylvania
Mr. Davidson was born In the West
ern part of this county and practised
law In Hlllsboro for a number of vears.
He moved to Columbus about 10 years
ago. His mother lives at Allensburg
and his wife is a sister of former Audi
tor G. W. Shaffer.
Celebrate Silver Wedding.
Mr. and Mrs. Alf Cramton, of near
Lynchburg, celebrated their twenty
fifth wedding anniversary on Christ
mas Day. One hundred of their friends
and relatives were present and helped
them observe the day in an appropriate
manner. A bountiful dinner was
served and the good cheer and the
good will of the Christmas season
reigned. Mr. and Mrs. Cramton re
ceived many valuable presents.
Purchase Kennedy Fair Grounds.
The Kennedy Fair Grounds at Sar
dinia were sold recentlj. The pur
chasers are prominent cltiens of
Buford and Sardinia and have had
experience in holding fairs. JUiey
have organised a rompaTiyaplected
the following officers- President, Geo.
L. Evans ; Treas , F. II. Slaughter ,
Sec'y , John H. Bradley ; Ass't. Sec'j-.,
Ira King ; Directors, William Brooks,
Thomas Conover, Frank Purkins and
The nevueompany is preparing to
have a big celebration on the Fourth
Assaulted by Insane Maa.
Milton I3rewer,cf near Dodsonville,
assaulted Miss May Stanforth, daugh
ter of A.M. Stanforth, of near Mt.
Washington, Tuesday afternoon of
last week. Brewer followed Miss
Stanforth out W. Main street and
near the old college attacked her,
knocking her down and kicking her.
Hejef t her lying by the side of the
Her sister found her and brought
her to town to a physicians office.
The ofllcers were notified and went
to Brewer's home near Dodsonville
and arrested him.
Brewer had been in the asylum sev
eral years ago, but escaped.
was behaving himself he was not
taken back. He had been acquainted
with Miss Stanforth for several years
and prior to his first commitment to
the asylum they had been good
While he was awaiting his trial
for assault upon Miss Stanforth an
affidavit of lunacy was sworn out and
a hearing had before Judge Watts,
who committed him to the Athens
Miss Stanforth Is recovering from
her wounds and the shock of the as
sault as rapidly as could be expected.
Death Of W. A. Morrow.
Mrs. narry Roush and daughter,
Margaret, returned to their home In
Stuttgart, Ark., on Monday, after an
extended visit with Mrs. Roush's
mother, Mrs. S. N. Patton.
William Augusta Morrow, one of
Hillsboro's oldest citizens, died at his
home on N. High street early Tuesday
morning. Death waa due to the
infirmities of old age.
The funeral services will be held at
the home this afternoon at 1 o'clock,
conducted by Dr. R. O. Matthews,
assisted by the Masons.
Mr. Morrow was born at Clarksville,
Clinton Jcounty, Aug. 19, 1827. He
came to nillsboro shortly after the
Civil War and opened a dry goods
store. Before coming to Hlllsboro he
had been eneatred in the drv Foods
As he ' business at Lynchburg.
In 1878 he accepted employment
with S. E. Hlbben & Son In their dry
goods store and remained with them
until July 1, 1905.
For over thirty years he had been
secretary of the board of trustees of
the Hlllsboro Cemetery, ne took a
personal Interest In the management
and conduct of tho cemetery and could
not have been more faithful and
attentive to the discharge of his
Mr. Morrow was the oldest Mason in
George-A. Compton, of Cincinnati,
a nephew, was his nearest relative and
came here Tuesday to arrange for the
William Richards attended a dance
at Ripley New Years Eve.
Change of County OTrfjcfafe.
The time for the v-nange In three
county offices is n-t Monday.
D. L. SatterVreld wjh succeeci Carey
Long, as sheriff. George Pugh will be
Mr. Satterfield's denutv. Mr. Lone
will remove to a farm near Greenfield,,
which he will manage.
N. Oralg McBrlde will succeed him
self as prosecuting attorney.
Joseph Resor, of Greenfield, will
succeed Dr. J. W. Matthews, of Bu
ford, as coronor.
Horticulturists For Schopjs.
The superintendents of high schools
In Clinton, Highland, Ross and Pike
counties can secure, upon application,
the services of a practical horticultur
ist from the College of Agriculture,
Ohio State University. Tho horticul
turist will give a lecture touching on
spraying, pruning and orchard treat
ment generally, and, If the weather
conditions permit, he will give a
demonstration In pruning fruit trees,
providing a tree or trees for such pur
pose can be secured near the school
This work will be done without cost
to those desiring it. Application should
be made at once as the college will
have a man available for this work
only- during January and February.
Address, II. E. Eswine, College of
Agriculture, Ohio State University,
Secures State Appointment.
The friends of L. L. Farls, of
Lynchburg, will be pleased to learn
that he has been appointed first as
sistant clerk of the State House of
Representatives. Mr. Farls has been
prominent In politics In Highland
county for several yvjars and Is one of
the most aggressive fighters for pro
gressive principles in the Democratic
party In this county. He was an anti
narmon candidate for delegate to the
Democratic National convention at
Baltimore and was an active worker
for both President Wilson and Gov
Cox at the recent election.
m . .
Cyrus F. Wilson, a prominent citi
zen of Greenfield, died at his home In
that town, Tuesday, Dec. 17. He was
aged 73 years and an old soldier, ne
was a candidate Ifor sheriff on the Re
publican ticket about 20 years ago.
xl.J, , .