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HILLSBORO, OHIO, THURSDAY, JANUARY 30, 1913.
VOL. 76. NO. 44
Which Has Accummulated
, Hands of Judge Watts
Turned into Treasury.
Judge Watts turned Into the County
Treasury $773.20 belonging to un
known persons confined In Institu
tions. This money had been accum
mulatlng In the olllce for several years,
and arose from the following estates
and helnnra to unknown heirs as
$426 turned In by F. I. Bumgarnen
Executor of the estate of Martha
Drowning, belonging to the unknown
heirs of the said Martha Browning.
$106.92 belonging to an unknown es
tate and to unknown heirs, supposed
to belong to heirs of Martna Brown
$48.38 turned In by Milton Ludwlck,
admr. of flenry Carrier, and belonging
to Elmer Miller.
$1 OOfound by Coroner on unknown
body belonging to unknown heirs.
$27.08 turned In by John P. Hall as
admr of the estate of Stephen David
son an Inmate of the Athens State
$18.79 turned In by D. N. McBrlde,
admr of the estate ofLydla M. Barnes
for Reece Barnes, an Inmate of the
Athens state Hospital.
Turned In by Milton Easter, Execu
tor of the estate of Julia A. Martin,
for heirs of said estate as follows :
Sherman Morton 10.00; Heirs of
Bessie James $38 33; Barley Norton
$32.38; Ollie Norton $16.19 ; Gertrude
'Williams $10 19; Francis Morton
$16.19 ; Franklin Morton $16.19.
Probate Courc Proceedings.
W. W. Wolfe, admr of Samuel
Wolfe, filed Inventory and apprals
ment and application to sell personal
property at private sale.
J. M. Lucas appd gdn of Carl and
Mary J. Crone, exrx of James Henry
Crone, filed first account.
E. C. and J. D. M. Williams, admr
of Priscilla Turner, filed second, final
and distributive account.
George A. Compton, admr of Wil
liam A. Morrow, filed petition to sell
personal property at private sale.
Mary E. Larrick, trustee of Everett
Fenner, filed first account.
Sarah E. Sprague, admrx of John
R. Sprague, filed inv and app.
Sarah E. Sprague, gdn ot John R.
Sprague filed first and final account.
B. W. Muntz appointed testemen
tary trustee under will of Mary J.
Death, of Isaac Colin.
Isaac Cohn, aged 48 years, died at
his home here Monday morning, after
a long illness with stomach trouble
Short services were held at the home
Wednesday morning, coriducted by the
Elks. The body was taken to Cincin
nati Wednesday, Interment in the
Jewish cemetery on Walnut Hills.
Sam R Free, Irvin McD. Smith, J. H.
Felbel, Henry Schweinsberger, Chas.
Moore and Prof. W. E. Arter were
among those, aside from the immedi
ate family, who went to Cincinnati
for the services.
Mr. Cohn was born in Cincinnati
Jan. 1, 1865. He came to Hillsboro 22
years ago and has conducted a Millin
ery Store here, ever since. He was a
good business man and a pleasant and
affable companion socially. He was a
member of the order of Elks,
lie is survived by his Wife and one
daughter, Miss Lillian.
A Concert Lecture will be given
at the Methodist church next Tuesday
evening, Feb. 4. Reserved seats 35c ;
general admission 25c and 15c. The
reserved seats are on sale atHilliard's
The program is as follows and shows
what a treat Is in store for the people :
taut i. '
Organ Solo Selection
Dr. Elizabeth Edmonston.
Chorus Song of the Vikings Fanlng
Song Sernade Richard Strauss
Miss Carrrie Druley
Accompanist, Mrs. Theodore Perln.
Trio "Prize Song" "Melsteringer"
Violin Piano Organ
Miss Mauntell Mrs. Pope
Violin Solo Berceuse Godard
Miss Goldle Mauntell.
Chorus In Our Boat Cowen
Illustrated Lecture-Yellowstone Park
Dr. R. O. Matthews..
Musical Director Miss Grace Gardner
Organist Mrs. Fred Pope.
Friday night will be comedy night
at the Forum. Two big reels of noth
ing but just plain fun. (Admission
.only 6 cents. adv
IS ALL HERE
Three New Cases Are Filed
in Common Pleas Court
During Past Week
fivn niuntJrcc TDAMTCn
TWO DIVORCES GRANTED
And Tacie Williams is Refused
DivorceAirs. Anna Chaney
'Brings Suit in Dayton
Three new cases were filed in the
Common Pleas Court during the past
Pearl E. Grllllth asks for a divorce '
from Dena D. Grllllth on the grounds
of gross neglect of duty and extreme
cruelty. They were married Jan. 27,
1910 In Hillsboro and have no children.
The plaintiff says that soon after their
marriage the defendant refused to
prepare meals for the plaintiff, milk
the cow, make the beds or perform
other work which was properly hers to
do. He further alleges that she lef6
their home, said that she did not care
for plaintiff and would not return to
The case of J. E. Frost against F. E.
Ferneau comes on appeal from the
docket of John L. McElwee, Justice of
the peace of Brushcreek township.
The suit is on an account, the plaintiff
claiming a balance due ot $68.40. He
secured a judgment for this amount
before the Justice.
The case of the State of Ohio against
Isaac Hudson comes from the Mayor's
court of Hillsboro on error. The de
fendant was convicted before the
mayor of selling intoxicating liquor
illegally and sentenced to pay a fine of
$200. He Is now in the
Workhouse, having been unable to
pay the fine.
TWO DIVORCES GRANTED.
Judge Newby granted a divorce to
M. I.,Jones from Margaret J. Jones on
the grounds of gross neglect of duty
Monday. He was also given the cus
tody of their two minor children. The
suit was uncontested. The plaintiff
Is a veterinary surgeon, living at
Cora Blakeley was granted a divorce
from Guy Blakeley Tuesday on
grounds of. wilful
than three years.
to her maiden name
of Cora Miller,
The suit was uncontested.
Louis Kirschner, a clothier of the
neighboring town of Peebles, made a
mistake in reading a check for 89c as
889 and linearly cost him the differ
ence. The check was presented by a
negro laborer on the N. & W. in pay
ment for 75 cents worth of goods.
Kirschner gave him $88.25 in change.
The negro made a bee line for the
railroad and headed towards Cincin
nati Kirschner discovered his mis
take and telegraphed the police at
Winchester, where the negro was
stopped and compelled to return the
Judge Newby rendered his decision
in the divorce case of Tacy Williams
vs. George Williams Tuesday. He
refused to grant the divorce stating
that the testimony did not show gross
neglect of duty or extreme cruelty and
refused to give the plaintiff alimony.
The defendant contested the granting
of the divorce but did not ask for
SEEKS DIVORCE IN DAYTON.
Anna E. Chaney has brought suit
for divorce against Mitchell L. Chaney
in Dayton, Montgomery county. She
alleges gross neglect of duty and ex
treme cruelty. She also asks for the
custody of their minor children.
An action for divorce had been pre
viously brought in this county by Dr.
Chaney. A motion to quash the sum
mons in that case will be heard Fri
day. Mrs. Chaney was served In that
case while here as the real party in
interest in the habeas corpus proceed
in? to secure the possession of their
two children. The plaintiff claims
that the service of summons under
such conditions is not good.
Mrs. Chaney secured possession of
the children in the habeas corpus pro
ceeding, which attracted much inter,
est when tried before Judge Watts.
Frank Hart, of Russell, and Anna
Schwaller, of nillsboro.
Lawrence O. Hamilton, of Hillsboro,
R. F. D. No. 8, ond Kensyl Meredith,
of Hillsboro, R. F. D. No. 3.
Friday night will bo comedy night
at the Forum. Two big reels of noth
ing but Just plain fun. Admission
only 5 cents. adv
The nillsboro High Scliool
ball team defeated the Mllford High
School team on the latter's floor Fri
day night by the score of 23 to twelve.
The game was fast and well played
throughout- A large crowd of local
rooters went down on a special car.
Bussey, center on the local team,
sprained his ankle at the very start of
the game but plucklly played to the
end without mentioning it to any
one. Ills ankle was so badly swollen
w"en uie game was imisnea mat ne
had trouble getting his shoe off. It
is feared that he will not be able to
'play for several weeks, vhlch will
considerably weaken the boys, as he
Is a good and nervy player.
Parcels Post Doing Big Business.
In the first fifteen days that the Par
cels Post was in operation the Hills
boro post office handled 1600 packages.
This was a much greater volume of
i business than was anticipated.
postmaster mcuermott miormea a
representative of the News-Herald
that the business had constantly In
creased from the very beginning. He
could not however give the exact
amount of business, except for the
first 15 days, having been required to
make a statement only for that time.
Mr. McDerraott said that he had
been told that throughout the entire
country the business had much ex
ceeded the expectations of the postal
"The Kerry Gow."
All lovers of good pictures will have
an opportunity of seeing one of the
best special features ever shown In
this city, on Tuesday, Feb. 4, when
the management of the Forum will
present Kalem's great Irish product
ion in three reels entitled, "The Kerry
Gow." Everyone remembers the
great hit made by the two Irish pic
tures shown here sometime ago. "The
Colleen Bawn" and "Rory O'Moore.''
"The Kerry Gow" was produced by
the same company and is said to be
' even better than the above mentioned
dramas. Just for one night only Tues
day, Feb. 4. Special music by the
Forum Orchestra. Admission o and
10 cents. adv.
Plums For Local People.
State Auditor Donahey announced
his appointments of examiners In the
Bureau of Inspection and Supervision
of Public Offices, Saturday. Two for
mer residents of Hillsboro and one man
well known here v ere amoncr the fortu-
' nate ones. n. D. Waddell, whose resl-
absence for more dence is now at the Point, isreappolnt
She was restored ed a member of the City Department
for the Zanesville District. T. O.
Bowles, of Columbus, a brother of
Charles Bowles and the Misses Bowles,
of this place, and F. H. Doyle, of Win
chester, are reappointed members of
the County Department. Mr. Doyle
is a cousin of O. S. Lemon, of this
place, and examined this county last
Spring. George W. Barrere jr., who
was in the County Department, was
not reappointed. About one half of
the old men were dropped. No
men were appointed.
Traction Line Talk.
Messrs. Chas. Sellers andO. T. Graf
tin, the two men behind the plan to
build the Hillsboro to Washington
Traction line,are still at work securing
contracts from the property owners
along the line, and are meeting; with
Since the roads have become so soft,
work has been discontinued for the
time being. Just as soon as the roads
become dry, they will resume their
Already their contracts amount to
many thousands of dollars, and those
interested in the venture have lost
none of their enthusiasm.
The Cincinnati end of the venture,
whero the union depot and traction
terminal is being planned, is becoming
more favorable each day, and the two
men behind the Washlngton-to-Hills-boro
line are much pleased with the
Within the next few days they will
be In Highland county securing con
tracts from the property owners along
the right of right Washington O. H.,
Ohio, State Register.
, The girls do not take advantage of
their opportunities. The fact is con
clusively proved as far as Highland
county Is concerned by the records in
the Probate Court. During 1911 when
the men were doing the courting anJ
the proposing 243 marriage licenses
were issued, while during 1912, leap
year, when the girls had the privilege
of taking the Initiative only 225 were
issued, This shows that the girls are
more backward than the men and that
leap year should be done away with
because of failure to be used.
Mrs. Earl n.
McOlure spent Monda y
Death of Airs. Sarah Gross.
Mrs. Sarah Gross, aged 74 years, died
at her home on west South street last
Saturday morning of heart trouble.
She had just arisen from bed and was
dressing when the summons came.
Her son, Chauncey, heard her fall and
rushed to her assistance but she was
dead when he reached her.
Mrs. Gross was a member of the
Christian church, a lady of more than
ordinary Intelligence, loved and re
spected by many. Rev B. F. Smith,
assisted by Rev. Johnson, conducted
the funeral services at the home Sun
day afternoon. She leaves two sons,
Chauncey and Walter. The body was
taken to Hamilton, her former home,
on Monday and laid to rest by the side
of her husband and son.
Real Estate Transfers.
Hubert B. Henton to Jesse Horton,
Liberty tp, lnt21a, $1
W. A. Patton to John L. Wright,
Leesburg, lot, $1.
John W. Montgomery to John L.
Montgomery, Paint tp, 50a, 91.
B. F Keethler to Emma F. Roads,
Clay tp, 44a, $1919 14.
Elery Keethler to Emma F. Roads,
Whlteoak tp, 0a, $263.28.
Charles Pence to A. C. Hadley,
Hillsboro, lot, $1.
James A.. Harps to Maggie Rains,
Madison tp, lot, $1
Ervllla C. Littler et al to E. L. Mc
Lain, Greenfield, 1 t, $1.
Jennie Baldwin to E. L. McLain,
Greenfield, lot, $1.
Mary C. Fairley to Cora M. Taylor,
New Petersburg, lot, $350.
Clnnie L. Cole to Ada W. Westfall
to E L. McLean Greenfield, lot, $1.
John A. Davidson to Paul Caron,
Whlteoak tp, 8a. $1100.
Who Killed Cock Robin?
Jan. 18, 1913.
Now that the bull-moose is recon
structing his cohorts back of the
ramparts of Armageddon and the
Grand Old Elephant is resting up for
another charge, our democratic friends
are all claiming individual credit for
their party's victory. Several people
living around here got a new version
of an old nursery rhyme In their
stockings this past Xmas, exploiting
the venerable saw that "to the victor
belongs the spoils" and proclaiming
the main issue at this time to be
WHO KILLED COCK ROBIN?
Who killed Cock Robin?
"I," said Dan Scott;
"Me and Bill fired the shot;
"I want the post-office."
Who saw him die?
"I," said the rank-and-file,
"My patriotism has no guile;
"nuh? Who mentioned post-onlce?'
Who caught his blood?
"I," said Squire Klise,
"And cleaned her up nice;
"I'm not a militant candidate,
Who made his shroud?
"I"' said Judge Hughes,
"Though it's rather stale news;
"I'm going to distribute that post
olllce." Who dug his grave?
"I," said J. Woodrow,
"And sodded it good, so
"I've earned the post-otllce."
Who held the postmortem?
"I," said DocMcBride,
"The same nlsjht he died;
"Haven't time to run It myself, but
I WANT the P. O."
Who acted as parson?
"I," said Hugh Morrow,
"In the real garb of sorrow;
"I ought to be post-master."
Who san the dirge?
"I," said Joe Miller,
"My harp on a wilier:
"I want the post-otllce."
Who tolled the bell?
"I," said McMullen,
"It was pretty tough pullln';
"And I want the post-office."
Who was his Marc Antony?
"I," said Jess Horton,
"Some class to my snortln';
"I'll take the post-otllce "
Who wrote the obit?
"I," said Brer Hough,
"It was mighty hot stuff;
"Gimme the post-olllce."
Who was subsidized chief mourner?
"I," the genus Jimbell,
"I hit her up swell;
"Aint somebody goin' to slip Smoky
Row the post-otllce?"
Who bore the pall?
"I" said the combined democracy
of Highland County.
"And as part of my bounty,
"Every blame hero of us thinks he
ought to have the post-office.
valentine display at
SMITH TAX LAW
IS KNOCKED OUT
By Decision of the Supreme
Court Which Was An
TAX AlAY EXCEED 15 MILLS
Sinking Fund and Interest Levies
Ruled ExemptNew Law is
Introduced At Once to
The supreme court of Ohio, in a de
cision announced Tuesday, virtually
knocks out the Smith tax limit law,
whose enactment was one of the great
achievements of the Harmon adminis
tration. Under the ruling the levy
may exceed 15 mills, the maxlmu.u
The decision comes at a time when
the levies for the current year have
been made and will stand and when it
is possible for the legislature to re
enact the law In constitutional form
before next year's levies are made.
The state tax commission, as soon as
the decision became known Tuesday,
conferred with Governor Cos, and
plans to cause the introduction, as
soon as possible, of a bill correcting
the fatal weaknesses of the law as In
terpreted by the court.
A fixed annual charge under contract
between an electric light company
and a municipality for electric light
must be provided for by levies within
all the limits of the 1 per cent, tax
law. The state levy (451-1000 mill)
may be separted Into levies for cur
rent expenses and for sinking fund
and interest purposes, and the latter
portions of this levy are exempt from
the 10 mill limit.
In these two particulars, one restric
tive and the other liberal, the su
preme court yesterday promulgated a
new Interpretation of the Smith tax
limit law, in alllrmlng the decision of
the circuit court and overruling the
common pleas court of Putraan county
in the case of John E. Roose, auditor,
against the village of Leipsic.
The court reaffirmed its decision In
the case of the city of Toledo against
Sanzenbacher, auditorr in accordance
with which the Smith law has been
administered by taxing officials. It
then held, and again held Tuesday,
that below 10 mills and within the 1910
amount the tax rate Is optional with
the taxing officials; between 10 and 15
mills the rate is optional with the peo
ple, and the rate may be made as much
higher as is necessary for levies for
sinking fund and Interest to provide
for any indebtedness incurred before
the passage of the act, June 2, 1913, or
incurred since by vote of the people.
In so holding, the higher courts over
ruled the common pleas court of Put
nam county, that the Lelpslc rate, in
cluding sinking fund and interest lev
ies, must be under 15 mills.
The holding that the portion of the
state evy that is for sinking fund and
interest may be exempt from the 10
mlll limit, means In figures the exemp
tion of 0.0335 of 1 mill, the amount of
the levy which produces $325,000 an
nual interest on the irreducible school
debt of the state.
The state tax commission will have
introduced at once a bill putting this
amount back within the limit and
making clear other ambiguities In the
law. The commission's bill, it was
said yesterday, also would make the
15-mlll limit absolute and require in
clusion within it of all levies for sink
ing fund and interest Ohio State
Lieut. Harry L. Pence U. S. N., now
at the U. S. Naval Academy at Annap.
oils, Md., will arrive here today for a
few days visit with his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Ellis Pence.
The following relatives were called
here by the death of Isaac Cohn ; Levi
Cohn, his father, of Chicago, 111., Mil
ton Cohn, a brother, of Indianapolis,
Ind., Mrs. Gus Margolen, a sister in
law, of Georgetown, Ky., and Mr. Le vy(
a nephew, of Cincinnati.
Prof. Millard Lowry, of the High
School, will deliver a lecture at the I.
O. O. F. Hall Friday evening, subject,
'Jaunts in Japan." Prof. Lowry spent
two years in Iapan, where he taught
English Literature. The lecture Is
under the auspices of the First Baptist
church. The admission Is 10c and 20c.
Rowland and Clifford expect to re
ceive recognition from the Irish
Envoys, when they bring "The Ros
ary" to Ireland next summer, owing
to the satisfaction that these gentle
men expressed about the morals of
the play in Toronto last fall. adv
Three Old Soldiers of This County
Benefitted by Omnibus
Tho Omnibus private pension bill
providing for original pensions or In
creases for 427 persons was passed by
the National Houseof Representatives
Three old soldiers of this county re
ceived handsome increases, Thomas J.
Gustln, of Belfast, from $12 to $20a
month ; Josiah Gough, of Greenfield,
from $22 50 to $30 a month and David
C. Cars, of Greenfield, from $15 to $30
The fortunate ones In neighboring
counties were Frank L. Dunlap, of
Batavia, increase from $15 to $30 a.
month and Asa Jenkins, Wilmington,
Increase from $40 to $50 a month.
There were 59 Ohloans on the list.
The bill brings the total number of
private pensions y ranted by this con
gress to 3,517.
Representative Isaac Sherwood, of
Toledo, led the fight for the bill.
The Hillsboro Pirates went to Cin
cinnati Wednesday afternoon to play
the fast five of the Cincinnati Gym
that night. The Gym team is consid
ered one of the best in tho state and
the local boys have no hope of winning.
It was impossible to secure an account
of the game at the time of going to
A reception will be given the new
pastor and his wife, of the Christian
church, Rev. and Mrs. B F. Smith, by
the members of the church, Thursday
evening at the church. An excellent
program has been arranged and re
freshments will be served. All of the
clergyman of the town are especially
invited to attend.
The character of Rev. Brian Kelly
in "The Rosary", here Jan. 30, makes
many people think of their parish
priest. Rowland and Clifford have
met with tremendous success with
this play. adv
Col. William C. Meyer, of the First
Reg. O. N. G., Cincinnati, and Capt.
Anderson, of the Ninth Inf. U. S. A.,
inspected the local company of Nation
al Guards Friday night. Every mem
ber of the company was present for the
inspection and made a good appear
ance, Wilbur Glenn Carlisle stands third
in a class of 80 of the Medical Depart
ment of John Hopkln's University.
He will graduate in June. He is a son
of Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Carlisle, of this
place. By his high standing he is given
a positon on the medical staff of the
University for a year.
Extracts From Uncle Josh.
I'll be glggered if them NYAr.s
REMID1ES alnt all rite. No more
other kinds fer me. My dun horse cut
his shoulder some how or other, i wervtv
up to Millers Drug Store and he gave
me some Nyals veternary salve, says
he, Uncle Josh, ef that dont heal that
cut up 1 11 give you your money back.
Durned ef it wasnt well in no time.
Samanthas Kids have had ther
awfulest colds, they were visiting us
and they kept me awake nites coffin 1
were cranky as an old Bare i got some
Nyals cough syrup maybe i dont sleep
some now twenty five cents is sure
cheap ter git a good nltes rest.
Cy Whetherbys wife were laid up
with ther Rhumatiz. Old Cy had been
comin home o nltes whin he pleased.
They had some few spats about et, so
she made old Cy get her a bottle of
thet Nyals Rhumatiz Medlcin. So one
nlte Cy came home late as usual, i herd
the gol durnest racket over at Cys so i
i goes over, wall sir, ther was his wife
had Cy on ther floor jlst wallopln ther
daylights out of him, her rhumatiz
never come back but Cy allways man
aged to pull in about dark. Cys wife
I says thet Rhumatiz Medlcin was worth
I dollars but we had to pay one and
got ten tradin stamps with et. Cys
wife is savin them now. adv
1 Auto Seat Rubber Tire Buggy
2 Phaeton Seat Rubby Tire Buggies
1 Panel Seat Steel Tire Buggy New,
1 Auto Seat Rubber Tire Carroll
Buggy, new, $100.
1 Auto Seat Rubber Tire Carroll
Buggy (used only 10 times worth
1 Panel Seat Rubber Tire, young
man's buggy, Carroll make, slightly
Several Second Hand Buggies at
great bargains. We will sell every
Storm Buggy jn the house at a reduced
price as long as they last. We must
move the above rigs to make roou for
Spring work. All bargains. Act quick.
The M. F. Carroll & Sons (Jo.
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