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VOL. 76. NO. 47
James D. Bobbitt Appointed Coro
l n nillc Allntunrl orlH
Bids Opened.
At the meeting of the county com
missioners Monday James D. Bobbitt,
of Lynchburg, was appointed coroner
to fill the vacancy caused by the resig
nation of Joseph Resor. Mr. Bobbitt
Is a member of the lirm of Robbltt &
Ruble, undertakers of Lynchburg.
The following bills were allowed :
James A. Wilkin, mayor fees, State
vs Isaac Martin, $3,05
T. J. McCormlck, marshal fees,
State vs Isaac Martin, $18.
Witness fees, State vs Martin, $30.70.
James A. Wilkin, mayor fees, State
vs E. Florence, $2 80.
T. J. McCormlck, marshall fees,
State vs E. Florence, $2.30.
J. W Kllse, justice fees, State vs
Sam Foley, $.60.
Jesse Horton, constable fees, State
vs Sam Foley, 60 cents.
James A. Wilkin, mayor fees, State
vs W. Bechnell, $2.80.
T. J. McCormlck, marshal fees,
State vs W. Bechnell, $2.35.
John W. Falrley, refunder tax,
Greenfield, $9 07.
The bids for bridges and culverts on
the Belfast and Fairfax state highway
were opened but on account of their
not being any money In the bridge
fund, were not awarded.
Spelling: School.
Come one, come all to the Mullen
mil Spelling match.
Ladles of the W. R. C. will give an
entertainment at the G. A. R. Hall,
Feb. 28. Spelling, running and other
amusements by the ladles of the Corps,
who will compete fpr the prize.
A good time is promised all who
como. Refreshments served and a
smalliadmisslon fee of ten cents will
be Charged. Come and got your
money's worth.
Probate Court Proceedings.
'Nep Yates committed to Athens
State Hospital.
Minnie E.Young appointed guardian
bf Clarence J. Young.
Will of John N. Gall probated.
John Greathouse, admr &c of Wm.
Burnett, filed first account
Lillian Colin, admrx of Ike Cohn,
filed inventory and appraisement.
T. F. Hudson, exr of James T. Pat
ton, tiled public sale bill of personal
Death of Mrs. J. A. McAdew.
Mrs. James A McAdow died at 'her
home at LynchbuTg on Monday morn
ing. She was a greatly beloved and
most "highly respected mother, wife
and Christian lady, always abounding
in kind words and loving deeds. For
more than fifty years she hasfoeea the
faithful companion of her husband
and now slie has only preceded him to
await his comingon the other shore.
The husband, the son, the daughter
and all relatives have the sympathy of
the entire oommuity.
The funeral services were (held at
the M. E. church Wednesday at J2
o'clock, conducted by Rev. (Sray, 'of
Blanchester and iher pastor, iRev.
Christian Church.
Regular services will be bald .on
Lord's day. A cordial invitation is
extended to all.
The services are growing in interest
and attendance. No one can afford to
neglect his spiritual training. The
church Is the training school wJaere
this is accomplished. All members
are expected to be at their place .of
duty. Others will llnd a kindly wel
come and a warm handshake.
The adult class movement Is gather
ing momentum. Lend your presence
and encouragement to this good work.
On Friday, Feb. 28, E. J. Meacham,
of Cincinnati, will deliver an address
to men on Bible School work. Mr.
Meacham is one of the foremost Sun
.day School workers in America. Large
audiences greet him everywhere. He
lis identified with the Canton school of
methods. He is a pleasing as well as
a. forceful speaker. Seats will be free,
and all men in the town are urged to
The meeting of the Altruistic Home
and School Association at the Wash
ington School building Thursday
evening as most enjoyable. The
musical program was of an unusual
character and delighted everyone. Dr.
Shields delivered a short talk on the
"Personality of the Child." Prof. W.
E. Arter, at the close of the program,
on behalf of the members of the Asso
ciation, presented It's president, Mrs.
W. H. Shields, with a blooming plant
as a slight token of their appreciation
of her unselfish and untiring efforts in
it's behalf,
A. LI A V ilOUll I
On Banks of Big Walnut
Creek Twelve Miles
From Columbus
Had Wandered Away Prom Home
On Dec. 24, Mind Being Un
balanced From Fffects
of Paralytic Stroke.
The body of Robert A. Davidson, a
former resident of this place, was
found on tho banks of Big Walnut
Creek, about twelve miles south-east
of Columbus, Saturday. The body
was badly decomposed and it is thought
that Mr. Davidson had- been dead for
serveral weeks.
It will be remembered that Mr.
Davidson wandered away from his
home in Columbus on Dec. 24 and that
Mrs. Davidson sent word here for
friends to bo on the lookout for him,
thinking he might have come here.
Mrs. Davidson had continued her
futile search, but no trace of the miss
ing man was found until Saturday.
On Saturday four men setting musk
rat traps along tho banks of Big Wal
nut Creek about twelve miles from
Columbus, found the frozen body of a
mat). The coroner was notified and
he had the body removed to the morgue
at Columbus, where it was Identified
as that of Mr. Davidson. It was in
such condition tliat identification
could only bo made by papers which
were found in his pockets.
While the cause of his death must
be largely 'Conjecture, it is believed
that he died from exposure shortly
after "Wandering away from home.
The foody when found was partly
covered by sand and mud and probably
hadHoeen covered by water many times
during the high water and may have
been washed a considerable distance
from where it was found.
Mr. Davidson was 47 years of age.
He was born in the western part of
'this county and for a number of years
practiced law here. About ten years
ago he moved to Columbus, where he
has since resided. He had been in the
employ of the Pennsylvania Railroad
Co., until about two years &go, when
he suffered a strpke of paralysis. His
mind was affected by the illness.
Mr. Davidson's mother lives near
Allensburg and his wife is a sister of
former Auditor G. W. Shaffer.
The funeral services were held -at
the home In Columbus on Wednesday,
interment in Columbus.
Charged With Burglary,
Henry "Gib" Pleasant was arrested
Friday night, charged with burglariz
ing the restaurant of "Bud" Johnson
on W. Main street. Johnson found
Pleasant in the place behind the
counter about 11 o'clock that night,
after he had closed up. He put Pleas
ant out and notified tlie police. The
police captured Pleasant in an alley
running from High to East street,
after chasing him several blocks. The
perllmlnary hearing was held before
Mayor Wilkin Saturday and Pleasant
was bound over to the grand jury for
burglary, his bond being fixed at $300.
Sunday School Convention.
The Liberty Township Sunday
School Convention will be held at the
nillsboro Methodist church next Sun
day afternoon at 2 o'clock. The follow
ing program has been prepared :
Selection Choir
.Scripture Reading ...J. Ed. Shannon
Prayer Rev. George Gelger
.Minutes of Previous Meeting.
Anthem Choir
Address " Why What How A
Kodel Sunday School".. R. A.Haynes
Solo If I Were a Voice Woodbury
Miss Grace G. Gardner
Round Table nome Department
Conducted by Mrs. narry Allspach
Benediction Rev. B. F. Smith
The Forum moving picture theatre
has again changed hands, William R.
Maroney having sold it to Thomas
Gibson and sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Lay
men, of Lynchburg. The new proprie
tors will take charge next Monday.
Mr, Maroney, during the time he has
conducted the Forum, has furnished i
the people high class entertainment
and increased the popularity of this
Major A. W. Underwood spent
Tuesday in Columbus on military
blien" aattemeld lurned Into
flip f nimrv Trpnciirv mi
Tuesday $1,110.08.
Sheriff Dan L Satterlield turned
Into the county treasury on Tuesday
$1,110 08 of unclalmedcosts and money
that had accumulated In Ills olllce.
The money came through the follow
ing cases and belongs to the following
persons :
Rhodes vs. Rhodes Char 1 es E.
Rhodes, $301.07.
Igo vs Igo Heirs of William Igo,
10 80 ; Lucy Falrchlld, $1.80 ; Molly L.
Martin, $1.80; Heirsof Fred Igo, $1.80;
Heirs of Henry Igo, $1.80; Heirsof
Eunice Sewell, $8 21 ; Heirs of Charles
Minor, $8 21; Heirs of Daniel Minor,
$8 21 : Heirs of Monroe Minor, $8.21.
Wood vs. Wood Unknown heirs of
Amanda Davis, $117.28.
Evans vs. Stout C. R. Stout $23 07.
Shaw vs. O'Neal Cora Roush,S71 15;
Otle Roush, $71.15; Edward Roush,
71.15 ; Allen Roush. $71.15; Louisa
Roush, $7115; May Gilpin, $71.15;
Grover Roush, $81.15; Fred A., Harley,
Myrtle and Ogden Swonger, minors,
each $11 80.
Resolutions of Respect.
Whereas, it has pleased the All Wise
Providence to remove from our midst
our Neighbor, Isaac Cohn, who died
January 27, 1013. Be it
Resolved, by Hillsboro Camp No.
3,689 M. W. A , that in his death our
Order has lost a most worthy member
as such member, he has always been
willing to do his part.
He was held In high esteem and re
garded with the most sincere friend
ship by all with Jwhom he was asso
ciated Resolved, That the condolence and
sympathy of our Order be extended to
the friends and relatives of our de
ceased brother. Particularly would we
remember the wife and daughter in
this sad bereavement and commend
them to our Heavenly Father from
whom all true consolation cometh.
Resolved, That these resolutions be
spread upon tiro records of our Order;
that a copy be sent to Mrs. Cohn that
a copy be sent to the county papers for
publication and that the charter of our
camp be draped for a period of thirty
C. F. Thaup, ;
James Roaus, Cora.
E U. Favoh, '
Will Be Given The Opportunity
For -a Free Trip to
Washington City.
"You can't keep the boys on
farm without the girls."
This is the belief of A IP. Sandles, of
the state boaTd of agriculture, and he
is going to do his best to Interest girls
in farm life. Henowliasaplan which
he believes will be an inducement to
the farmers' daughters :to remain in
the rural districts instead of joining
the army that is rushing for the
electric-lighted cities.
A free trip to Washington will be
offered farm girls who will make the
best showing in raising flowers and
crops during the coailng summer.
This contest, the details of which Lave
not yet been formulated, will be con
ducted in conjunction with the corn
growers' contest for boys. It is expect
ed that many girls will enter the corn
growing contest and compete with tho
U. B. Church.
Sunday School at 9:00.
Preaching 10:30. Subject, "What
Is Our Obligation?"
Christian Endeavor 0:00. Subject,
"Mission Work at Home and Abro id"
2. "Medical Missions."
Preachlntr 7:00.
This Is Foreign Missionary Day in
the bund ay School. Envelopes will
be furnished each cne on the opening
of the school, Prepare for the day.
Sunday, March 2, will be Otterbeln
Day. President, W. G. Clepplnger, of
Otterbeln University will be present
morning ana evening.
Sinking Spring Al. E. Circuit.
Services Sunday Feb. 23. Pisgah
Preaching at 10:30. Carrael, preaching
at 2:30 and Sinking Spring, at 7.
Revival services at Pisgah.
A box supper will be given at Car
mel, Saturday evening, Feb. 22.
Dr. Van Pelt, District Superinten
dent, will speak at Pisgah Friday even
ing, at 7:30 and will hold Quarterly
Conference at Pisgah, Saturday morn
ing at 10 a. m.
Clyde Howaiip, Pastor.
Mrs. Harry Thomas died at her home
at Wlngate, Md., last week. She was
a sister of Mrs. Adam Krug and Mrs.
Elizabeth Wright, of this place.
J. W. Willett Tells of His Trip
and Interesting Things
Seen at Show.
We started from Cincinnati over the
Queen and Crescent Route, Jan. 27,
1013, at 0:30 p. m. Just as soon as we
crossed the Ohio river I could see a
change In the ways of the people
They were less energetic and not so
far advanced in agricultural methods
as the people of this section
When we stepped off in Columbia,
South Carolina, the (lowers were in
bloom. The weather was an Ideal
April day at home. There were palms
growing on the la. ns of many resi
dences, 10 and 12 feet in height. One
palm especially attracted our attention.-
It was almost 12 feet in height
and 11 feet in width. The diameter
of the stem near the ground was 18
After securing lodging we ate supper.
Then our attention was attracted to
the. street where there was a man from
the Klondike region, who is making a
tour around the world In his dog cart.
He was racing with an automobile.
The dogs beat the machine, being
several rods ahead.
The next morning we started to the
"Corn Show", which was held at the
State fair grounds in. massive steel
buildings, covering 07,000 square feet
of space. They were erected expressly
for this show. Inside we found dis
plays from 27 states under the auspices
of their experiment station.
Over each state there was a panel
In painting to represent the principal
products of the State. This picture
extends all around the building 10 feet
in height and 1100 feet In length, there
being 52 panele. They were painted
by E. E Sprague, of Columbus, Ohio.
The displays were of corn, wheat,
oats, rye, alfalfa, soya beans, each
state displaying its principal crops.
Ohio had the most attractive display
In corn and wool, Kansas in wheat and
mllo maize or kafler corn, Kentucky
In tobacco and hemp, South Carolina
In cotton.
The Catoba Indians displayed their
corn and cotton. The Edesto Island,
S. C, exhibit had a gristmill that had
been used by the slaves 75 and 100
years ago. It consisted of two buhr
stones, 18 inches in diameter, with a
hole drilled Inoneslde, turned by hand
with a stick in an upright position.
The meal was a very good looking grade
after they had selved it through a
bamboo basket made for that purpose.
J. W. Willett.
Real Estate Transfers,
J. A. Baldridge to J. II. Chenault,
Madison tp, 150i, $1.
J, II. Chenault to C. A.Pavey, Madi
son tp, 150a, $1.
Robert J Purdyto McA. Robinson
et al, New M arket tp, 75a, $1.
Eve Kramer et al to Isaac N. Smith,
Greenfield, lot, $1.
James II. Llttrell to American Pad
& Textile Co., Greenfield, lot, $1.
E. M.Grlllith to N. P. Landess, Ha
mer tp, 08a, $4300.
Sarah A. Hughey to J. W. Mont
gomery, Madison tp, 84a, $1.
W. R Eyler to Will P. Iluggins,
Hillsboro, lot, $1.
Anna M Walker to Pearl C. Hiser,
Greenfield, lot, $1.
Abraham Wilkin to Nathaniel Wil
kin, New Market tp, 70a, $1.
Chalres Richards gdn to D. D. Hies
tand, nillsboro, lot, 3875.
Claude B. Miller to Geo. V. Brown,
Clinton and Highland countles,315a, $1.
W. A. Anderson to Rosa L. Harris,
Greenfield, lot, $1.
Chas. M. Uhl to J. S. Riley, Green-
Held, lot, $1.
G, A. Pavey to Chas. W. Curtlss et
al, Madison tp, 150a, $1..'
Charles N. Winkle to D. B. Allman,
Mowrystown, lot, $3.
Dan L Satterlield sheriff to Guessie
Blngaman, Whlteoak tp, 135a, 3000.
George V.Brown to Claude B. Miller,
Greenfield, lot, $700.
Death of Mrs. Charles Turner.
Mrs. Charles Turner, aged 80 years, '
died at her home near New Vienna,
Friday night at 9 o'clock. The funeral
services were held at the home Sunday
afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by
Rev. Mont Mllner, who when a young
man made his home with Mr and Mrs.
Turner. Burial was made at Leesburg.
Mrs. Turner fell down stairs about the
first of the year and broke her hip and
her death resulted from her injuries.
She is survived by her husband and
one daughter, Mrs. W. A. Teter. A
short sketch of her life, prepared by
Mr. Teter, will be found In another
Alarriage Licenses.
narry Wise, of New Petersburg, and
Birdie llallam, of Greenfield.
John nyde and Fannie VanZant,
both of nillsboro.
LOST IN 1911
W. A. Gall, of Elmville, Re
covers Wallet Contain
in $627
In Dirt and Wet in An Old Black
smith Shop-Bills Moldy, Rot
ten and Sticking To
gether, But Good.
If you lost a pocket book, contain
ing over $000 in currency and found it
eighteen months afterwards, how
would you feel ? This is the sensation
that W. A. Gall, who conducts a gen
eral merchandise store at Elmville,
In August, 1911, Mr Gall lost his
pocketbook In which was something
over $000 in currency and about $125
In checks. A thorough search was
made every place but It could not be
found. Mr. Gall secured duplicates
of the checks, but after a few weeks
gave up all hopes of ever finding the
money. On Monday Charles Kuhns,
a neighbor, found it and returned it
to Mr. Gall.
Mr. Kuhns found the pockbook in a
outbuilding of Mr. Gall's that was
formerly used for a blacksmith shop,
but which fur several years has been
used for storing and keeping rigs and
implements. Mr. Kuhns had some
corn in the field in shock and this
building being empty asked Mr. Gall
If he could not put the corn in there
so he could shuck it in the dry Mr.
Gall allowed him to do so and on Mon
day Mr. Kuhns while husking corn
found the pocketbook. The building
has not a floor and it was on the
ground In the dirt and was wet and
moldy. The money was in very bad
shape, bills sticking together like they
were glued and where they had been
folded had rotted apart.
Mr. Gall brought the money to the
Farmers' & Traders' National Bank
here on Wednesday and they are get
ting it in shape so that it can be re
deemed. Wlille the currency is in such con
dition that lfc Is impossible to count It
accurately, Mr. Gall counted It as
near as he could and made the amount
$027. While some of the bills may be
in such shape that they can, not be re
deemed, he is still feellng'rlght good
over the llnd.
Mr Gall is at a loss to know how
the money got in the building as he
had not been in the shop on that day.
Over Twelve Thousand People
Were Injured During the
Past Year.
The toll in human life and blood
paid annually by the workers In Ohio
factories and shops is strikingly set
forth in the annual report of State
Factory Inspector Thomas M. Kearns,
tJleJ Saturday.
During the past year according to
Inspector Kearns' report, there were
a total of 12,700 industrial accidents.
Of these 195 resulted in death. 7.334
were serious and 5,101 were of a minor fore Jllflge Newby Thursday and Fri-
nature. The total number is an ln!lla' The plaintiff alleges gross neglect
crease over 1911 of 0,000 i of dutv and extreme cruelty and asked
With a total or 1,109, October of last for the custody of their child, aged
year holds the accident record of the
months, December had the teast, 810
The geatest number of accidents oc
curred between 0 and 0 In the morning.
Inspector Kearns thinks that work
men get off their stride overnight,
particularly If they Indulge in disslpa -
tion, and hence are more likely to
blunder In tlie opening 'hours of the names The plaintiff did not like her
day. j father in-law and the defendant did
Of the 105 killed, only 2 were women ; not care for eltlier "Is father-ln-lawjor
123 were married men and left 339 de- rather-in-law. They are now In exact
pendents, who received an aggegate lj' tlie same Position they were in be
compensation from employers of $07,- fore tlie tr,a1, Eacn Party Is to pay
532 ; 49 were between 14 and 25 years ..f thelr own costs
age, 00 between 25 and 35, 41 between Frank Speaks, of Greenfield, Indicted
35 and 45 and 39 were over 45 years of by the last grand jury for grand lar
age. i ceny, stealing a diamond pin, pleaded
Of a total of 817 permanently dlsa- Bu,lty last week. He was sentenced
bled workers, 20 lost eyes, 10 arms, 21 t0 serve two years in the penitentiary,
hands, 5 legs and 5 feet. , but tlie sentence was suspended during
The 12,700 injured workmen had 17,- Bod behavior both the grand jury and
391 persons dependent upon their sup-
port and lost wages aggregating $340,
735 during their periods of disable
ment. Employers paid them compen
sation for Injuries totaling $108,051.
Iron and steel workers were most
subject to accidents, 0,073 suffering
disablement or death.
A son was born to
W. Ruble Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. W.
And ?leld a.nd Staff 0fficers of
ii3i iisLiidigeuiziiCCI
on Local Company.
Major A. W. Underwood received an
order from Adjutant General George
II. Wood, announcing the disband
ment of the First Regiment O. N. G.
The order Is to take t-ffect at onco and
Is made because iheRegimentis below
the minimum jequlred by the Hureau
of Military affairs to constitute a
Recently several of the Cincinnati
companies of the Regiment were con
solidated, having fallen off In the
number of enlisted men. The com
panies outside of Cincinnati are at
Hillsboro, Lebanon, Batavlaand Man
hester and all are In a flourishing
A part of the order follows:
"The Companies remaining In said
regiment and the Band, will be known
as seperate companies of Infantry and
band and indicate by their present
company letter and Band with the
word 'unattached' added thereto."
"The Field and Staff Olllcers of said
regimental organization, Including the
medical olllcers on duty there with
and all non-commissioned olllcers, ex
cept such olllcers as may resign or
those olllcers who, under the law, are
eligible and apply for retirement be
fore March 1, 1913, will be discharged
as of said date by reason of disband
ment of the organization to which
they belong."
It will thus be seen that the olllcers
and members of the local companyare
not affected by the order, except that
they are not members of a regiment.
Major A. W. Underwood Is the only
one locally who Is affected by the order
in regard to the field and staff olllcers.
He has served continuously in the
National Guard since 1900 and is
therefore eligible to go on the retired
list. This means that In case of active
service he can again enter the array
with the rank of major.
The First Regiment has had a rocky
course for several years and the trouble
has always been caused by the Cincin
nati companies. About two years ago
tire field and staff olllcers were all
mustered out on account of friction
between the olllcers and charges that
had been filed against some of the
olllcers of the Cincinnati companies.
Court News.
The ca,es assigned for trial Monday
and Tuesday were continued because
Judge Newby wasunable to hold court
as he was suffering from a severe cold.
On Wednesday morning the case of
B. A. Wlsecup vs. George Abbott,
which is an action on an account, was
before Judge Newby and a jury.
Only one new case was tiled in the
Common Pleas Court during the past
J. G. Bell asks for a Judgment against
Joe Taylor and Thomas Taylor for
$55.77 witfi 8 per cent, interest on
$20.77 from Sept. 20, 18S9 and with S
per cent. Interest on J35 from June J,
1889. The action is founded on two
promissory notes.
The motion for temporary alimony
pending the trial of the cause, in the
case of Gertrude Vance vs. Lewis
Vance was heard before Judge Newby
Saturday. On Wednesday Judge
Newby ordered that the defendant
pay to the plaintiff $15 on or before
March 1 and $25 on or before March i5.
The divorce case of Clara May Paul
against James II. Paul was heard be-
aDout vear- The defendant denied
. the charges of the plaintiff and ac
cused her of gross neglect of duty,
He also asked for the custody of their
child. Judge Newby refused to grant
a divorce to either of them. The testl-
' n,ony showed that the parties had had
ma,,y fusses and had called each other
tne IJrosecutlng attorney recoinmend-
ing leniency.
narold Welch has been very ill with
appendicitis the past week, but is
much better.
The Washington O. n., Y. M. O. A.
lias the largest membership of any
town under 16,000 in the United States.
404 new members were added in four
days recently.

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