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HILLSBORO, OHIO, THURSDAY, JANUARY 9, 1913.
VOL. 76. NO. 41
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Request Made for Another Street
Light and Complaint About
The regular monthly meeting of
council was held Monday night.
The reports of the different depart
ments were received and accepted.
The usual batch of bills were
Chauncey Gross, of the Gross-Felbel
Co., pointed out tho need of a street
light at the intersection of Beech
street and the Traction Line. The
matter was referred to the Street
Committee with power to act.
Jerry Lynch, Charles Barry and
Peter Lewis, who own property abut
ting on the alley running from High
to East street between Main and Wal
nut streets appeared before council to
complain about water standing in the
alley. The condition of this alley has
been the subject of complaints many
times before and a difference of opinion
exists as to whether the water which
always stands in the alley comes from
sewers or is surface water. After
considerable discussion the matter was
referred to the Street Committee with
power to act with the suggestion that
the members confer with the trustees
of the Presbyterian church, as the
church owns a drain that might be
used by the village.
The meeting then adjourned.
Probate Court Proceedings.
J. S. S. Riley, assignee of J. W. Fan
ning, filed Inventory an 1 appraisement
and application to sell personal prop
erty at private sale.
George A. Compton appointed exec
utor or Alice J. Morrow.
R. ,E. McMullen appointed adminis
trator of Joanna W. Spilker. ,
Death of James M. Patton.
James M. Patton, aged J0 years, died
at his home near Sinking Spring Fri
day. He had been ill for about two
months and his death resulted from
" The funeral services were held at
the home Sunday afternoon, conducted
i by Rev. Clyde Howard, Interment in
cemetery at Sinking Spring. He Is
survived by the widow and several
Mr. Patton was a prominent Odd
Fellow and about 11 years ago was a
candidate for Infirmary Director on
the Republican ticket.
Found Guilty of Bootlegging.
Isaac Hudson, who was arrested last
week, charged with keeping a place
where intoxicating liquors were sold,
was tried before Mayor Wilkin Satur
day. The charge against him was
changed to one of making a sale of a
pint of whiskey to Sam Foley on Dec.
26. The defendant had seven wit
nesses, who attempted to establish an
.alibi for him. Mayor Wilklns found
.him guilty. A motion for a new trial
was made, which will be heard tomor
row. Hudson being unable to give
'bond is in jail pending the hearing of
The board of county commissioners
met to determine affairs of Infirmary
The first Tuesday after the first
Monday of eacli month was selected as
the regular meeting day lor Infirmary
On motion $200 was placed to the
credit of the superintendent of the
Infirmary to meet current expenses.
The following bills were allowed :
Hetherington Seed & Grocery Co.,
W. R. Smith Co., drugs, $5.40.
Central Union Tel.Co., rentals, $4.35.
Moorhead Bros., clothing, 88.25.
G. W. Nickeson, meat, $10 63.
P. H. Miller, drugs, 75c.
. M. Evans, burial of Spencer
Lemon & Kesleblacksmithing, 51.20.
L. B. -Rhoades and wife were em
ployed as assistants at the Infirmary
at $45 a month and n. M. Suiter and
wife at 340 a month.
Week of Prayer.
The week of prayer will be observed
at Belfast by the Presbyterian and
Methodist churches uniting In special
seavlces each night at the Presbyterian
church. The following week, (Jan. 12
10) union revival services wsll be held
at the Methodist church. All are
Invited, W. N. ninsT
A joint installation of the officers of
John M. Barrere Post, G. A. R. and
Woman's Relief Corps will be held at
the lodge rooms In the Masonic Tern,
pie, Thursday, January 10. All mem
bers of G. A. R. and Relief Corps are
requested to bo present.
G. L. GARRETT
Upon Retiring as President
of Hillsboro Business
HAD SERVED SEVEN YEARS
Officers For New Year Elected,
Sam R. Free Chosen Presi
dentArrange m e n t s
Alade For Smoker.
The regular meeting of the Business
Men's Association was held Friday
Secretary J. C. Larkln made his re
port for the year 1912, which was
This was the meeting for the elec
tion of olllcers. Before the ballot was
taken C. F. Whisler withdrew his
name as a candidate for vice-president.
This left no contests and the following
officers were elected : Pres., Sam R
Free; Vice Pres., C. M. Lacy; Sec'y.,
J. C. Larkln ; Treas., J. W. Evans;
Directors, Wm. Iloyt, O. A. Thompson
and C. M. Kerns.
This-meeting also required a report
from the president. Mr. Garrett had
served as president of the Association,
since its organization and his remarks
on retiring from office were most
Upon motion of I. McD. Smith, a
vote of thanks was tendered Mr. Gar
rett for his services. Mr. Garrett
deserves not only the thanks of the
Association but of the people of Hills
boro for his untiring and unselfish
service for the betterment of the
community as president of the Associ
ation. The committee on' the "Smoker"
was empowered to make all arrange
ments for holding it. It will be held
some time the latter part of tills
President Garrett's excellent ad
dress follows :
Gentlemen of the Association :
The by-laws of tills Association pro
vide for tho president's annual report
or address at this meeting.
There has been but little out of the
ordinary which has occurred, but there
are some things to which I may Allude.
And first, I wish to congratulate the
committee, which about a year ago,
had charge of .the ' Smoker" held early
This was decided success not only
in the discovery, in our midst, and
among our business men, of orators of
a high degree, but best of all It result
ed In nearly doubling our membership,
tnus increasing to that extent the
number of men who are organized for
the purposes set forth in our constitu
tion. And one of the graceful things which
was done at that meeting was the con
ferring upon our fellow-townsman, Dr.
Jioyt, anlhonorary life membership in
the association. The unanlmitv of
this action, and the enthusiasm manl.
fested, showed, in a marked decree.
the high esteem In which he is held
by the business men of ourcommunity,
and was a well deserved recognition of
that unselfish, public spirit, which Dr.
Hoyt has always shown.
Willie we as an organization believed
that an armory located here, would be
beneficial, yet we left this to each
individual citizen, and did not urge
the voting of the bond issue against
the better judgment of anyone. The
vote, however, was practically unani
mous. The authorities having in
charge the construction of this build
ing gave every assurance that they
would, if possible, proceed to erect the
armory tills year. I would suggest
that as the bonds are now sold, and
are being paid off. tills association
should take the matter up with the
State Board, and urge the construction
of the Armory during the year, if It
The Association Is to be congratu
lated upon Its favoring of. and trlvlnir
financial support to, The Boys' & Gi.-'s
a arm uongress. To my mind this was
one of the most remarkable meetings
ever held here, the initial one in the
whole country, and was a success In
every way. The generous backing
given, will bring substantial returns
in the increased good win which the I
people of the county will have toward '
the business men of Hillsboro.
Aside from the matters hereinbefore
specifically alluded to, we have been
doing otner things. We have exam
ined witli care, into a number of
propositions looking to the establish
ment of an experimental farm, or the
employment of an expert, for the bene
fit of the farming interests of the
county. We hope to see these efforts
result finally in something of real
merit along that line. We have also
taken up with the N. & W. Railway
I the question of the arrangement of a
better schedule for passenger traffic,
not only for our benefit, but for the
benefit of those patrons of the road
who live along the branch from here to
Sardinia. At a public meeting in
which many of our citizens were pres
ent, as well as representatives of points
along the line, action was taken which
we believe will result in much more
We have also examined Into many
propositions for the establishment of
various Industries, and are alert to
secure anything which we can get,
considering our conditions and situa
tions. From what I can learn this has been
a fairly prosperous year for our busi
ness men, generally. Improvements
have been made, and tho spirit of
progress is manifest on every hand.
The village should take a just pride In
the splendid now structure now in
process of erection by Mr. J. G. Bell,
and he deserves the thanks of the
community for this contribution to
our business buildings. The business
portion of the village is beginning to
bo of such character that no one need
be ashamed thereof. The only thing
which remains "unchanged by time,"
unmodernlzed, out-of-date, and un
seemly in appearance is our court
honse in its present condition. Some
day this Association will take this
matter up and with its usual energy,
either secure a new court house with
modern conveniences and in keening
with modern tastes, or will secure the
remodeling of the old, and Its beauti
lication, so that its appearance will not
be the occasion of adverse criticism by
every stranger who enters our village,
and who judges our vim and vigor, or
want of it, by the character and con
dition of our publl buildings.
With my term of office expiring at
this meeting, there are completed
seven years of service as your presi
dent. It is always with a feeling of regret
that associations, formed and long
continued, and always pleasant, are
terminated. This is especially true as
to myself, as I retire tonight as your
presiding officer.' To me, this relation
to the organization has been one of the
most pleasant of any that I have had
during my residence in Hillsboro.
When it was first suggested that the
business men of the village should
organize a B. M. Ass'n, the pessimism,
which is always a predominate note in
my nature, asserted itself, and the
suggestion "spelled" failure from the
beginning. So often have similar
organizations been brought into exist
ence only to die that it scarcely
seemed possible this association could
more than live out its short alloted
time, and then take its place in the
grave-yard already filled with the
bones of its kindred. Indeed, I half
expected tho flowers sent to celebrate
its birth, would remain fresh long
enough to be used at its burial.
But for once the saying, "You can
Judge the future only by the past,"
proved itself unworthy of being con
sidered always true;for here.attheend
of seven years, we have an association
stronger in membership, stronger in
co-operation and stronger in enthusi
asm, latent though it may be, than
You know I speak words of truth.
when I tell you that not a project for
tho betterment of our community Is
hardly considered, unless the people
first ascertain what the attitude of
the B. M. Ass'n may be.
And we know that while the attend
ance Is often dlscouraglngly small at
many of the meetings, yet the confi
dence of our citizens In the good judg
ment of the association Is such, that
no matter if tho attendance is small,
the co operative spirit is so fully de
veloped that we have only to call upon
the residents of the town for support,
and It as almost universally accorded
to us. The unification of purpose and
spirit lias made it possible to accom
plish easily, many things, which before
that time, were brought about only by
the greatest effort
And now, gentlemen, as I sever my
official connection with this associa
tion, I can hardly express to you my
thanks for the courteous treatment
always accorded to me and the response
given, in any task, which I, as presid
ing officer, had In my power to place
upon the shoulders of those other than
myself. There have been In the last
seven years much disagreeable commit
tee work to be done, many vexatious
subscriptions to be secured, many
minor matters to be workd out In de
tail, and yet I do not remember an
occasion when any committee wholly
failed in its work.
After tonight the presidency will be
transferred to new hands. For the new
president, and on his behalf, I ask only
such courteous treatment as you have
accorded to me, and he can rest con
And I feel that the Association could
(Continued cm page eight)
IS ALL HERE
Grand and Petit Jurors are
Selected For February
Term of Court
TWO NEW CASES FILED
Unclaimed Costs in Hands of Clerk
of Courts Decis ion in
Contest Over Estate of
Two new cases were filed In the
Comm n Pleas Court, during the past
Elizabeth Tudor, of Greenfield, asks
ior divorce from William Tudor on
1 the grounds of gross neglect of duty
and extreme cruelty. The parties
were married in Cincinnati Nov. 11,
1903 and have two children, Naomi
aim oyivia. xne piaintiu alleges that
the defendant has wilfully failed to
provide her and the children with the
I common necessities of life. She furth
I er alleges that In.March 1006 lie struck
her with a heavy missile and has fre
' quently struck her with his first : that.
' ever since their marrlgehe has dragged
ner from town to town and on account
I of his dissipated habits and Idleness
never holds a position but for a short
time ; that the defendant is now in
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biie wuriwiuuse ior lauure io proviae
for her and the children.
The suit of the Home Building and
Loan Co., of Greenfield, against C. W.
Price and Emma D Price is for the
foreclosure of a mortgage on 37J feet
oil of the west side of In-lot No. 74
and 18 feet olT of the east side of In
lot No. 88 and 45 feet off of the east
side of In-lot No. 74, situated in the
village of Greenfield. Two promissory
notes were given by the defendants to
the plaintiff one for $4500 and one for
$2800; which were secured by the
mortgages, The notes bear interest
at 6 per cent. The Interest on the
one for $4500 is paid until April 30,
1911 and on the $2800 note until May
Judge Clarence Curtain gave his de
cision in the matter of the exceptions
to the account of Ardella Holladay, as
executor of Henry Rhoades, deceased.
He alllrraed the decision of Judge
Watts In every particular.
Lenes Gordley, who was indicted for
failure to provide for minor child, en
tered a plea of guilty to the charge
last week and was ordered to pay $5 a
month toward the support of tho
J. L. Caldwell vs. Ida Hughes et al
and William M. Hamilton vs. James
S. McWilllams were dropped from the
docket Monday, both of them having
been settled out of court.
Unclaimed money, costs and fees in
different cases, belonging to the fol
low Ing persons Is in the hands of Clerk
of Courts, J. Ed. Shannon :
H. T. Roberts, notary fee, 40c, in
case of Reis & JCo. vs. Amarlcan Pad
& Textile Co.
Grant Jones, deputy, $3 50; Jones
H. D. West, 90c; O. M. Patterson,
25c; R. H. Wilson, 25c, in case of Jones
or Blnghampton vs. Clevenger.
Ellhu Thompson, notary fee, 40c;
J. N. Dean, notary fee, 40c ; case of
Good vs. Good.
J. n. Gall, flagman, $2 ; case of Gar
man vs. Hakes.
A. M. Dunn, appraiser, $2 ; case of ,
Robinson vs. Robinson.
Milton Elliott, witness fees. 8.190:
case of Dowoglac Mfg. Co. vs. Fairlev.
John Kay, witness fee, $2.30 ; Barton
Landess, witness fee, $3 ; case of Moler
W. II. Pence, appraiser. 82 : Hart,
The case of nenry Rowe et al vs.
John A. nuchey et al to nuififc t.hn
title to 02 acres of land in Madison
township and In-lot No. 304 was heard
by Judge Newby Tuesday. The title
to the farm land was held to be in
nenry Rowe and the title to the town
lot in the defendant, Margaret J.
Resor and their title quieted against
the other parties.
SCHOOL CASE BEINO IIEAKD.
The application for the Special Car
mel School District began boforn
Judge Newby Wednesday morning.
Itihad not been completed at the time
of going to press.
Carlyle Blaskwell tonight at the
Forum in ''The Village Vixen." Ad
mission any night this week only 5
junons FEimuAitY term. i
The grand and petit jurors for tho
February term of the Common Pleas
Court were drawn from the wheel
Monday morning by Sheriff Satterfleld
and Clerk Shannon.
The grand jurors are summoned to
appear Monday, Feb. 3. They are :
Jerry Mercer, Jackson.
M. R. Elliott, Paint
Walter Stevenson, Liberty.
Thomas Harrington, Paint.
Lewis Euverard, Liberty.
Clark Russell, Madison.
F. T Hiser, Brushcreek.
John R. Kelley, Concord.
T. L. Head, Fairfield
John Cramton, Dodson.
J. B. Littler, Fairfield.
R. B. Gregory, Madison.
Wylle Ruble, Dodson.
John Satterfleld, Jackson.
Ira Swadley, Liberty.
The petit jurors are summoned to
appear Monday, Feb 10, and are :
Frank Parshall, Liberty.
J. W. Hart, Union.
II. E. Dwjer, Madison.
Harry Vance, Liberty.
Ellis Pence, Liberty.
Geo. Davidson, Brushcreek.
Jeremiah Keer, Madison.
S. M. Ilobbs, Washington.
Philip Holllday, New Market.
Joe Stroup, Hamer.
D. C. Wlnklo, Hamer.
W. J. Burley, Liberty.
W. II. Jury, Madison.
Samuel v est, Penn.
Martin Tracy, Madison.
Frank Hughey, Madison.
T. L. Delaney, Dodson.
Sam Shaw, Concord.
Dan Murphy Promoted.
D. E. Murphy and family left yes
terday morning for Bridgeport, 111.,
Mr. Murphy having been appointed
agent of the B. & O. R R. Co., at
that place. Mr. Murphy has been
teletrranher in the local B. & O. oHIcb
for several years and during their resi
dence in Hillsboro have made many
friends, who, while they will be pleased
at his deserved promotion, will regret
their leaving Hillsboro.
Sinking" Spring- A. 0. Circuit.
Plsgah, preaching at 10:30. Carmel,
preaching at 2:30. Carmel, preaching
at 7. Revival services going on at
Carmel. Everyone invited.
Ladles of Sinking Spring church are
requested to biing their donations for
the missionary barrel to the residence
of Mrs. Jane McClure this week.
The ladles of the church at Sinking
Spring will give a social and supper at
the town hall next Saturday week.
Clyde Howard, Pastor.
Following a lone established cus
tom, Carey Long, retiring sheriff, was
presented with a handsome leather
covered Morris chair Saturday by the
other county officials.
The presentation speech was made
by former Prosecuting Attorney,
McD. Smith. Mr. Smith was most
happy In his remarks, speaking of
Mr. Long's fidelity to duty, courtesy
to all, the capable manner In which
he had filled the office and the regret
felt by the other officials on his
Star Bakery Burglarized.
Burglars entered the Star Bakery
Saturday night and secured $7.50 in
money. Tho crime was committed
between midnight and 2 o'clock. The
Bakery was closed at midnight and
the baker came in the backdoor which
he found locked as usual. Mr. Small
opened up Sunday morning, entering
by the front door which was also
The burglar or burglars must have
had a key that would unlock one of
the doors. A sack containing about
$7.50 In money was found lying by
the cash register, which the thier had
found. It is thought that the arrival
of the baker scared him and in his
haste to get away he left this money.
No clue as to who committed the
crime has been discovered.
Sunday School Contest.
Next Sunday morning a contest to
Increase the membership of the Sun
day School will be started at the
Methodist church. The present mem
bers will be divided into Red and Blue
teams. Tho contest will continue
four weeks. The defeated team will
give a social for the winners.
Commencing with next Sunday
night Dr. Matthews will deliver a
series of sermon-lectures on each
Sunday night during the contest.
These lectures will be illustrated with
beautiful stereoptlcan views. To
those attending Sunday School re
served seat tickets will be given for I
these lectures. Persons not having
tickets will not be admlt-tpri tn m,o
church until 10 minutes of seven.
The snbject for the first lecture is
"The Land of Incas or from Panama I
tn Oanp. FTnrn. I
By Russell Fling on "Why
Boy Should Remain
on the Farm"
IS SIXTEEN YEARS OLD
Lives in Washington Townshin
and Attends Hillsboro High
Russell R Fling, of Washington
township, a pupil In the Hillsboro
nigh School, wi s the $5 prize offered
by Dr J. C Larkin for the best essav
by a boy between the ages of 12 and 18
ears on "Why A Boy Should Remain
on the Farm."
Four essays had been received. The
committee unanimously awarded the
prize to young Fling.
The prize essay, which is verv good.
There are three nhasesof human na
ture, the physical, mental and moral.
All are necessary for a irood useful and
happy life. Therefore when choosing
our OCCUDatlon we shniilri cnnqldflr
The farmer is stronger and has mucli
better health than the city man, but
why? Because the farmer lives in
the open air and eats pure wholesome
food, while the city man lives in a
smoky impuro air, works in a closed
building and eats Impure food. Now-
a-days any enterprising, ambitious
farmer can have modern imorove-
ments in ills home without the disad
vantages of the citv. As health is the
most valuable of possessions, we should
consider It above all other things. So
much for the f ai m
It had alwavs been thoucht the far
mer had little opportunity to develope
his mental faculties, but because of
good health he alwayshasaclear mind
and many of our most illustrious have
come from the farm, Time was when
the farmer had no leisure for reading
and little to read. Now he usually
has more time than the city man, dp
sides good literature is so cheap tjjat
one can become well educated in 'arm
ing easier than in any other profession
With good brains and the Department
of Agriculture many farmers have be
come w ealthy, and any boy can do as
much if he improves his opportunities,
use his brains and as much persever
ance as he would have touse in some
city occupation Means of traveling
and schools are now such that the far
mer boy has as good a chance to get
an education as the city boy and quite
often outstrips the city boy in his
In morals the farm boy generally Js
far ahead of the town boy. The gaudy
pleasures of town are not real, and one
is thrown in contact with the worst
of immoralities. The country church
needs the boys and the best way to
shun evil is to shun temptations of it.
There is nothing equal to the joy
which comes with contact with nature
as on the farm.
Seeing that the farm is the best
place to live, let us corona ti
chances on the farm and In the city.
The farm greatly needs men. Labor
receives good remuneration nn t-.h
farm, but In the cities thousands are
out of work and sometimes starving,
and are none too well keDt when t.liiw
have work. Cities overflow with edu
cated men of the highest talent and
there is such a scramble for emnlov-
ment that the inexperienced country
boy really has little chance. On the
other hand farming as a science is
opening up a new field and demand
ing thousands of men who are now re
ceiving large salaries.
Tables have turned, Now farming
is the greatest of all industries and is
honored. So is it any wonder that the
great men of our time are advising
the boys and especially those who live
on farms to become farmers.
Russell R. Flino
I am sixteen years old and a soph
more in our nigh School.
I have lived on a farm all of ray
The above statement Is true.
W. E. AltTEK.
The Lake City, (Io.,) News, of which
W. H. T. Shade, formerly of this
place, Is editor and manager, last
week moved into new quarters. The
change was made necessary to accom
modate the increasing business of the
company. The News has greatly im-
proveu unuer the capable manaire-
iment of Mr. Shade and deserves tho
success t s attaining.
Stablers 5c & 10c Store is
for books and muslcadv