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THE NEWS-HERALD, HILLSBORO, OHIO, THURSDAY, JANUARY .16, 1913
Wife No 2
By M. QUAD
Copyright, 1912, by Associated Lit
"No; I hadn't beard nbout Joe Tay
lor's cow getting wired In the huckle
berry swamp," replied Uncle Abncr
Shorts ns some one In the crowd nt
thp postolllco put tho question, "but
I've heard sadder news that that todayyes,-
a good deal sadder. 1b It
that any one we all know is dead?
No, but perhaps It was better for him
if he was dead. I don't want to keep
you In suspense, aud I will therefore
say that George Oicen got married to
day for the second time.
"I hain't looking for anybody to be
shocked dead at tho news. It has Jest
et me to thinking and arousrd a heap
of recollection"). You all know that 1
lost my wife three years ago, aud aft
er a year I married again and am now
living with No. 2. I reckon It's also
purty well known that No. 2 bosses
"There was folks in this village, gen
tlemen, who said that I'd grieve my
self to death over my loss, anu there
were others who said I'd be suooplug
around after No. 2 within a year. As
for me. I felt that I was wasting
away and was powerfully surprised
one day to And myself eating heaitily
of a boiled dinner. From that time 1
began to pick up, but for mouths after
ward I had no more thoughts of mar
rying ag'ln than Lemuel Goodheart has
of putting his foot ag'ln a hot stove.
It seemed to me that the man who lost
such an augel of a wife as I had de
served to be shot for thinking of mar
"Jest when the idea hit me that I'd
tetter look around a little for auother
woman I can't say. I think it was after
I'd cooked my own meals, made my
own bed, sewed on my own buttons
and washed my own bhlrts for seven
or eight months. Then the feeling
stole over me that there was room In
tho house for another. It sorter skeer
ed mo at first, but I'm saying that It's
a feeling you can get used to In a day
or two. As soon as I began to won
der if I really ought to marry ag'ln 1
found myself advancing a dozen rea
sons why I should.
"Well, it hain't no secret that I look
ed around and found the WIdder Glenn.
She might have been looking around
at the same time, but I'm not going to
say that such Is the case. At first it
was a question with me whether a
widower could love for the second
time. Within a week after I had hit
the wldder's trail that question was
settled In the affirmative. I Jound my
self a heap more in love than on the
first occasion. All of you was kind
enough to say that I made a durned
fool of myself, and, though I couldn't
.see It then, I'm admitting most of It
"Gentlemen, I was two long months
hesitating over asking the wldder to
bo mine, and yet the rest of you was
saying that she'd Jump at the chance,
ilebbe you was right. I know that
when I Anally managed to get up the
courage I hadn't hardly got my mouth
open before she says yes.
"And now comes the real p'Int I'd
been boss of the bouse, same as all of
you are boss of yours. Wasn't it nat
eral for me to keep right on bossing?
Had the thought of surrendering the
reins of government occurred to me?
Is a man and a husband to be treated
like a child or a slave? At the first
go-off her bossing was a novelty, and
I rather lilted it and encouraged it. 1
was still In love, you see. After about
3 month the novelty wore off, and I
began to assert myself. I took the
bossing business Into my own hands.
(What follered? why, that wife got
right up on her hind legs and made
the air blue for forty rods around. She
'got out ten words to my one. When
I took her by the ear to sit her down
and hush her up she lit Into my hair
and pulled it out by handfuls.
"Gentlemen, who bosses the roost?
Mrs. Shorts I
. "Who handles the cash? Mrs. Shorts!
1 "Who tells me when I can go and
when I shall come? Mrs. Shorts!
"Who gives me liberty to draw my
breath? Mrs. Shorts!
"I'm only telling you what you nil
know and what Is the gossip of the
town. She made up her mind when
she became No. 2 that she'd be the
boss, and she's carried it out. That's
the way with all No. 2's. No. 1 knuck
les down and lets you do the bossing
and thinks It's all right, but No. 2 Is
no such chicken. She intended to get
the whip hand when she married you,
and she's going to keep It or ralBe such
a row that you'll wish you was in
"Understand, gentlemen, that I'm
saying nothing agin Mrs. Shorts.
She's finer' n silk. O Lord, but such
pickled peaches as she does put up!
And apple sass It makes you grin
from your neck to your heels! Just
one of the nicest women in the coun
try, and I hope that she'll outlive me
by twenty years, but I have had to use
her as an Illustration. She married
me to be boss, and she is boss, same
as all the other No. 2's. I hain't ex
actly saying that tho man who Iohcr
No. 1 shouldn't look for a No. 2, but
I'm saying that If he does he ought
to know what's coming to him and
what he'll be sure to get I've flt agin
It and fit and flt, but It's no go. To
night she sends me down hero after a
gallon of lie and says I can stay just
forty minutes. Them forty Is so
mighty nigh up that I've got to get a
hump on me and run all the way
home, and even then Mrs. Shorts may
be standing there with a clnb to hit
me when I Jump, through the gate."
To Whom Paid and for tWIiat
Purpose the Money of the
County is Expended.
A. II. Kelly & J M. West, concrete,
Washington tp $125.
J. Sponger, con, Jackson tp, $110 GO
II. 1 Tedrlck, repairs, $8,87.
P. n, Miller, Paint tp, $2.
W. N. Larr, a - 12
J K. Polk, lumb.rand repairs $27 45
Sam Shaw, work on bridge, $5.
John T. Patton, grading, $15.
John O. Yankee, labor, $10.20.
0. R. Plndle, labor, $02. 89.
Wm Tlce, tilling ditch, $9,
H. V. Matthews, labor, $219.25
N. W. R. R. Co, freight, $39.00.
Bess L. Butler, supplies, $15 31.
N. W. Cowman, repairs, $10 5o
F. B. Cummlngs, repairs, $150.10
A. W. Mercer, repairs, 8.
H. F. Borden, repairs. $112.70.
' S. M. Thompson, repairs, 20 45.
F. M. Main, hauling, $18.
J. J. Harris, repair road roller $15.00
W. Z Windom, repairs, $15 75.
C L Ferguson, repairs, $90 25.
Sonner Bros, tile, $9.
J A Wllklns, mayors fees State
vs Johnson, $0.30.
T. J. McCormlck.marshall fees State
vs Johnson, $7.40.
Assist & wit fees St vsJohnson$14 80
S. R Free, sup sheriff, $25 35.
Moore & Hulttt, sup sheriff, $2.
Henry Henderson,keepIngchlld$3 10
Hannah Pleasant, kp child $15 50
Mary Kittrells, kpt child, $13 95.
Moses Waters, keeping child, $4.05.
Dick Craig, keeping child, 4.05.
Carrie Newman, kpt child $4.05.
Jas Turner, keeping child $3 10
Laura Speech, keeping child, $0.20.
C. R. Young, keeping child, $4.65
Phoebe Lay, keeping child $4.05
Eva Jones, keeping child $27.90.
Mrs. A. Delhi, keep child, $9.30.
Axle Scott, keeping child, $4 65.
Belle Lyons, keeping child, $22 50
Minnie Pope, keeping child. $22.50.
Mrs. R Arthur.treasChlld H $374.70
J. Larrlck, ref on dog, $1.
W. J. Bloom, ref on land, $1.10.
Flora Gllmore, ref on dog, $2.
Walter Roush, ref F. T. No. 82 $2 30
B. O. Pratt, sur R. I. No. 39, $7 50
R. Grandle, est R. I. No, 30, $500.
H. W. Hunter, eng & ex R. I. No.
H. W. Hunter.eng & ex R. I. No.
37, $0 50.
Go to Stablers for books. Popular
fiction In cloth and paper covers adv
James M. Patton, born Feb. 2, 1849,
at Sinking Spring, passed to the nigh-
er Life, Jan. 3, 1913, aged 63 years, 11
months and 1 day.
February 19, 1871 he was united in
marriage to nepsey Ann Gall, who
survives him and who has been a very
devoted wife and together have raised
a family of very devoted children, con
slstlng of five sons and four daughters,
Frank A., of South Bend, Ind., Mattle
C. Tener, Samuel J., (deceased), Jess
G., Charles C, narry H., Margaret J.
McKeehan, of Balnbrldge, Nettle H.,
and Ruth A., all of whom showed their
appreciation for him by their constant
care and nursing during his last sick
ness, being ready and willing to see
that he wanted for nothing they could
provide. These children and their
mother will always remember his kind
voice as ho spoke to them, sometimes
with firmness and decision but always
gentle and kind. His grandchildren,
Mildred Patton, (deceased), Mabelle
and Russell Tener, Bernlce Patton
Helen Patton, Richard. Patton. and
Baby Patton will no longer have
Grandpa to comfort tkem.
He is also survived by mother, three
sisters and one one brother, who will
miss his counsel and advice as he was
always ca led upon in time of need for
words of encouragement and consola
tion. When 25 years of age he Joined the
Independent Order of Odd Fellows at
Belfast and became a member of the
home lodge at the time of Its institu
tion. He has always been a faithful
member, ready to do his part at all
times and In the 38 years of his mem
bership has never been in arrears for
Brothers, his voice fs silent, his chair
is vacant, but the impressions made
upon our hearts and minds by his
words and works still live and will
ever be remembered when we meet
for friendly counsel,
We have done what we could. His
work is finished. He has passed to
the nigher Life, beyond the power of
human hands to Him that doeth all
OAKD OF TIIANKS.
The family wishes to extend thanks
to their friends and neighbors for
their kindness. Also to the brother
Odd Bellows for their willingness to
come and assist. Also extent their
appreciation to Dr. Chapman for his
kindness anduntiring efforts.
Farm and Town property always
for sale. Money loaned on Real Es
tate. Wade Tuknkb,
Merchants Bank Bldg.
For Sale Five thousand locust
post. O. W. McCorriM, Carmel, O.
For Sale One Cyphers Incubator,
250 egg capacity. $14 If sold at once.
M. O. Montgomery
(tf) Lynchburg, Ohio.
lost Man's black fur glove between
Turkey and nillsboro. Leave at
James Creed's store at Marshall and
for sale One half acre lot with
good 4 room house, new stable and
other outbuilding; good fruit, good
well and cistern. Situated in rich
agricultural locality with centralized
school prh lieges. Call Home PlTone
No. 10, Careytown Exchange, or Box
No. 52 HUlsboro, Ohio R. D. No. 3.
Freeman Mllford McGrew was born
February 7, 1860, In Butler county,
Pennsylvania, and departed this life
on Dec. 23, 1912 near Dayton, Ohio.
Upon Sept. 23, 1861 his father, James
McGrew, came to Ohio, locating near
Belfast, Highland county, Ohio. In
March of; 1880 he moved with his
family to Adams county, near Beaver
pond. In March of 1888, Freeman, as they
always called him, went to Dayton to
ork, where on Dec. 0, 1894, he was
married to Etta May Coblentz. To
this union were born five children,
one of whom preceded him to that
Great Bejond. Four, Howard, Faith,
Edith and; Ethel, and their mother
are left to mourn the loss of husband
He was aged 52 years, 10 months and
He was the son of James and Bar
bara McGrew. There were nine child
ren, all of whom except John D , and
his father are gone on beyond and are
awaiting him there.
His favorite song was "When the
Roll Is Called Up Yonder I'll Be
There." He was a faithful father and
friend. He is gone. One place in the
home is vacant which never can be
Why do we mourn departing friends
Or stake at;death's alarms r
Are we not tending upwards too
As fast as time can move f
Or should we wish the hours more slow
To keep us from our love.
Samuel A. Fkazier.
Notice1 of Appointment.
Estate of Samuel Wolfe, deceased.
W. W. Wolfe has been appointed and
qualified as administrator of tne estate o5
Samuel Wolfe, late of Highland County,
Dated this 8th day of January. A. D., 1913.
T. M. Watts,
Probate Judge of said County.
Tommy Pop, what is meant by the
Tommy's iPnn Rli.h.Vi I mn onn
Don't get her started. Philadelphia
Prof. R. W. Wood, of John Hopkins
University, saysjthe craters of the
moon are full of sulphur.
Tacoma high schoolsiare soon to In
clude a preparatory course for nurses.
"The dukejhas some vague Ideas as
to our history."
"Yes ; he thinks the Jclvll war was
fought between Uorth and South
America." -Washington Herald.
Early Chicks Pay!
Now is the time to be thinking about
early hatches and spring chickens I You
chicken owners know that the early
hatched chick will double the profit on
he late fellows, so get in line and get
your share of the big profits.
Don't depend on a cranky hen go at
It right and get aBuckeye Incubator,
fou can start the fncubator now jusl
vhen you arc ready but you cannot
tart the old hen until she's ready, and
rijjht now is the time to start.
You cannot go wrong with a Buckeye
because we guarantee them to hatch
very hatchable egg, and if you'll come
in, we'll show you the chicks hatching
and prove to you that a Buckeye will
hatch more chicks, bigger chicks and
stronger chicks than any old hen you
Made in 5 sizes CO eggs to 350 eggs.
Sold as low as
On the market 22 years over 325,000
in successful operation. Ask for a Buck
J. M. SCARBOROUGH, Agent
437 West Pleasant St.
HILLSBORO, - OHIO
BREEDER R, I, REDS
Stock and Eggs for Sale.
j GOOD FURNITURE
Much Below Regular Prices
3 Last week we completed our annual invoicing. Inventory brings to
M light many things and conditions of things in a furniture store. Each and
J every time you clean house from cellar to garrett, you rid yourself of
3 something you thought indispensible the last time you went through. And
so it is with us. We find there are many articles we bought with pride,
3 feeling sure all the time they would meet with your quick approval. But
3 they have not, and now we must get them out, for we need the room they
J occupy. Then, too, we have here many odd pieces. These were left
3 from sets and suites that pleased our customers, only they couldn't use the
z entire set. In a wav these reoresent the r.rpnm nf nnr stnotr nA -va ur
3 are not worth near regular prices to us now. All these we want to dispose ll
J of quick. First, to get'the room for our large new stock which will ar- E
4 rive soon. Second, to clean up broken stocks, the result of our big holiday
1 selling. ' Third, to bring the volume of sales for January, the so called dull
2 month, up to that of other months. So then
I BEGINNING WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15 AND ENDING SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1,
-J we shall inaugurate a regular house-cleaning sale and we welcome you to
a help yourself by purchasing
J FURNITURE ATA PR ICE MUCH BELOW WHAT IT USUALLY
I , SELLS FOR
J Remember this sale will end positively Saturday, February 1; also re-
3 member that "pick and choice" goes first, so don't put off coming too
if long. Below is a part of the good things offered showing regular prices
4 at which they sold for and the reduced prices.
FINE PARLOR SUITE $15 BUFFET $11.50
3 niece mahoeanv-UDholstered in srenulna car ... A quartered oak 42 inch buffet. Regular price
Plush? STeamZ andCss"f LS 830CS IJSS Buff I f " S Y
suite, sale price $28.00. Also a cheaper 3 piece par- rifift42 French plate mlr-
lor suite in Imitation mahogany-covering velour ror' Regular Pjlce 20, clean up price 815.
plush. Regular 315 suite, sale price $11. $m BED RQOM SUITE $82
A very fine rich colonial genuine Russian Clr-
GENUINE LEATHER COUCH casslan Walnut bed room suite, large 45 inch dresser
- with large French plate bevel edge mirror 28x32
One only and the best genuine leather couch we inches, large chiffonier with large mirror and a
ever carried in stck, best springs, best quartered beautiful Nepolian bed stead. This suit would sell
oak frame, best Heather. Regular price $32, sale In any large city store for $125. 'Our sale price only
price $25. $82. A very fine genuine quartered oak bed room
suite, one of the best suites we carried, colonial style,
T7T T7r,ATSI'T nAVvTMPflPT large mirror, large heavy roll on head and foot of
JUAjAJM 1 UAVHJNJUKl bed and wash stand to match. Regular price $46.50,
A fine genuine leather Early English (mission) c,ean up price ?36.50. A very rich and pretty- gen
stationary davenport, an extremely good and hand- u,ne mahogany veneer bed room suite, a suite that
some piece. Regular price $35. clean up price $28. would sell at the regular price anywhere at $42.50
dresser, bed and wash stand our clean up price $35.
ROCKERS $10.00 BRASS BED $6.50
A number of splendid and extra fine rockers in A Sod 2 lnch P3 brass bed, full size bed, a
many styles, both oak and mahogany, some wood regular $10 brass bed goes in this sale at $0.50. An
seat, some chase leather and some in genuine leather, other splendid brass bed with continuous 2 inch
Only one of a kind. Regularprlces f rom $5 to $17.50. Posts, heavy pillers, satin filnish. Regular price
Clean up prices $3.50 to $12.50. 19 sale price $12 75. Another one of the very best
brass beds we ever carried, 2 Inch posts, heavy square
C07 rnXTTXtr- CTTTTI? tw t0? ralls 15 flllers ln head and 15 ,n foot- Regular
$V7 DINING OUl 1 E$77 price $16.50, sale price $12.50.
One extra fine golden oak dining suite, perfectly $.. en RirfiPlrr'c Wav1l 410 Eft
matched, consisting of 48 inch round pedestal table ltOU Baciielor s Wardrobe $12.50
extends to 8 feet in length; large 48 inch Buffet and Bullt of sol,d oak has bat b 'x and 8 large and
large china closet, all made from select quartered small drawers on one side and wardrobe compart
oak and highly rubbed and polished. One of the ment on the other' equipped with coat and trouser
best and richest suites ever carried here. Regular bangers. Regular price $28.50, sale price $20.00
price 897, Sale price $77. One splendid Early ... citvtji a A
English (mission) dining suite, 48 inch round pedes- $U MirW ING MACHINE $15
tal table, 48 inch Buffet and full size china cabinet, 0ne "New Model" sewing machine, oak frame,
all matched perfectly, dull finish. Regular price complete set of attachments, a splendid machine
$52, clean up price 842. only the wood frame got slightly spllt. ln sijipping(
"" but will never hurt it. Regular price $20, clean up
$32 SIDEBOARD $25 Pe $15.
A very large massive 48 Inch sideboard, made cnn pi- Aqpp "RAfK'Q OK
from select quartered oak, 0 drawers and large cup- ouc rLjr x ls-rt-lva 3C
boards, large French plate bevel edge pattern mlr- We have about two dozen plate racks, ln both
ror 18x32 Inches, a sideboard anyone would be proud golden and mission finish. Regular price 50c. We
of. Regular price $32, clean up price $25. will clean up what we have at each 25c.
Rj Then we have quite a lot of odds and ends left from broken sets and suites, consisting
in part of cheap Dressers, Music Cabinets, Piano Stools, Magazine Racks, Pedestals, Work
Baskets, Shaving Cabinets, Medicine Cabinets, large and small Mirrors, Hall Poles, Cellarette
and many other articles, bu remember there is only one of a style in the majority of ar
ticles and we can't promise how long any of them will be here.
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