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THE NEWS-HERALD, HILLSBORO, OHIO.THURSDAY, DECEMBER 25, 1913.
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The following sketch of the life of Col. George V. Barrere was
read at his funeral:
George W., son of John Mills and Margaret Morrow Barrere,
was born on a farm'near New Market, Highland county, Ohio, on
Nov. 19, 1831, died at his home in Hillsboro, Ohio, on Dec. 21, 1913,
aged 82 years, 1 month and 2 days. He was one of a family of 14
children and was the last member of the family to pass away.
His grandfather, George W. Barrere, was one of the pioneer
settlers of this county, emigrating from Kentucky and settling at
New Market in 1802. He was one of the prominentmen of his day,
serving several terms in the senate and house of the Ohio legisla
ture and being for years one of the associate judges of the court of
Common Pleas of Highland county. N
John M. Barrere, Col. Barrere's father, was one of the able and
active men of his time and for eleven years was postmaster of
The boyhood life of Col. Barrere was similar to that of other
boys of those pioneer days. He received his education ia-the com
mon schools and finished at the Hillsboro Academy under the
instruction of Prof. Isaac Sams. When a young man he came to
Hillsboro to live, clerking for a time in the store of the late James
W. Patterson and later being employed in the bank of which his
uncle, Benjamin Barrere, was president.
Shortly after the outbreak of the great Civil War he enlisted
in Co. A 60th 0. V. I., and was chosen 1st Lieutenant of his com
pany. He was with his regiment in all of its engagements and was
mustered out with it after 13 months of service. He later enlisted
in the 169th 0. V. I. and was Lieutenant-colonel of the regiment.
The war record of Col. Barrere's family is truly great. His father
was Adjutant of the 60th O. V. I. and lost an arm at the battle of
Harper's Ferry. Col. Barrere and four of his brothers were in the
service and three of his brothers gave up their lives for their coun
try. His brother, William, was lost as he was returning from a
Southern prison when the Sultana blew up; his brother, Thomas,
passed away in Andersonville prison and his brother, Bebee, died
in a hospital in Kentucky.
Col. Barrere was married to Mary J. Brown on January 23,
1861. To this union two sons were born, one of whom, Elgar, of
Circleville, survives him. After a few years of a happy married
life,' he was bereft of his companion.
On Dec. 22, 1870 he was married to Armida J. Brown. To this
union four children were born three of whom, George W., Mary J.,
and Granville, all of Hillsboro, together with his wife, survive him.
In the early 70's Col. Bairere was appointed deputy postmaster
of Hillsboro by his father and served in this capacity for eleven
years. In 1883 shortly after goin? out of the postoffice he pur
chased an interest in the Highland News, now the News-Herald.
From that tima until his death he was one of the owners of this
papar and until a few years ago was active in its -management and
even until the last kept in touch with its affairs and aided withjhis
advice and counsel.
Col. Barrere was one of the landmarks of Hillsboro. For over
sixty years he had been prominently identified with all of its activi
ties, in business, socially, in the church and Masonic Order.
And here it is fitting to mention his connection with the Masonic
Order, which he loved so well. His grandfather, George W. Barrere.
was the first master of Highland Lodge, which was organized in
1817. His father was a master of this lodge and Col. Barrere was
also one of its masters, serving in this capacity several terms.
How faithful he was to his order, how dearly he loved it and how
well he was beloved by its members and 'what he meant to it, all of
its members bear eloquent testimony. He had filled every office
in all of the different bodies and the weather was never too
bad for him to attend its meetings. Often the writer has heard it
said that Col.- Barrere was the best posted Mason in Ohio.
Often Col. Barrere was spoken of as one of the Dillars of the
Hillsboro Methodist Church, and
it is needless to enumerate the many instances or his fidelity to
duty, as fidelity, justice and kindness marked every act of his long,
useful and active life.
There is only one who knew the many beauties and the" no
bility of his character better than the writer and now words fail
me as I attempt to bear my testimony. I never knew him to lose
his temper or speak a harsh word under any circumstances. I
never heard an oath or foul word or impure thought pass his lips.
Being good he could always see good in others and he never said
unkind things of anyone. If he could not speak well of anyone he
said nothing. Although quiet and reserved in manner, he was a
man of strong convictions and held firmly to his views and con
sistently worked to carry them out. Upon every moral question
you knew where to find him. He was always on the right side.
As one who knew him intimately said. "I have known Col. Bar
rere for forty-six years and in all of that time he was always on
the right side of every question."
No man ever more faithfully followed St. Paul's injunctions,
"whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, what
soever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever
things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good repute, if there be
any virtue, if there be any praise, think of the3e things."
On the evening before his death, not realizing how prophetic
were the words he sang as his daughter, Mary, at the piano played
for him two of his favorite hymns, "Jesus lover of my soul, let me
to thy bosom fly," and "Come thou fount of every blessing," and
at the break of dawn the.next morning peacefully and quietly his
spirit ascended to the Master he had served so long and faithfully.
He wrapped the drapery of his
Thus ended the life of one who is best described by the ex
pression heard from so many since
Editor and Manager
H "3T TECXTHSDAY
Ohio, as Second 01as3 Matter.
Made Known on Application.
he was appropriately named, but
couch about him and laid down to
his death, "He was so good,"
Dec. 22, 1013.
Mrs. Ora Wilson andClias. Uoatman
called on Mrs. T. B. Smith, Tuesday
Samuel Enle and wife spent Satur
day with their son, Walter.
Ethel Fettro is spending a few days
at Chas. Dlven's
Helen Purdy spent Sunday with
Olive and Lettie Smith.
Harold Michael and wife entertained
several of their friends Saturday oven
Leona and Madge Chaney spent Sat
urday night and Sunday with Rose
T. L. Carey and wife spent Sunday
with the latter's parents, S. E. Mich
ael and wife
Kirby Chaney and family spent Sun
day with Loren McCune and family.
C N. Carey and wife spent Sunday
with their daughter, Mrs. Isaac Dun
lap. Carey Priest and wife spent Sunday
with the former's parents.
Homer Grove and family spont Sun
day at Harry Fenner's.
Dec. 22, 1913.
Miss Mary Carper Is very ill.
E. V. Barnes, of Xenia, visited his
sister, Mrs. M. F. Garman and other
relatives the past week.
There will be a "Poverty Social neia
in the Hall Kew Years eve. Light re
freshments will be served. Every
A large crowd attended the oyster
supper at the Presbyterian church
Saturday night. A good sized sum
was added to the Treasury.
Miss Laura Carper is home at the
bedside of her sister.
Richard Winegar, wife and children
spent Saturday and Sunday with her
Miss Georgia Bell, of Ralnsboro,
Mrs. Murray Browning, of Dayton,
and Edna Wolfe visited Eva Pearce,
Eva Pearce and Edna Wolfe spent
Sunday witli Ferris Wolfe and family.
Dec. 22, 1913.
Rev. Geo. Hill was called to Clarks
vllle last Friday to officiate at Ja fun
eral. Miss Lillian Lance, of Illinois, Is
here to see her uncle, Jacob Yochura,
who is ill.
Gray Courts and daughter, Margue
rite, of Sardinia, were guests of rela
tives here last Tuesday.
L. P. Druhot was a business victor
In Cincinnati the past week.
Glenn Rosselot, Lloyd Mignery and
Miss Laura B. Cornetet, students of
the Westervtlle schools, Elmer nawke,
of the O S. D. of Columbus, and Har
le3 Druhot, of the Oxford schools, are
all here for the holidays.
The Daughters of Rebekah enter
tained the Odd Fellows with an oyster
supper on last Friday night at the
L. A. Beucler and family and Miss
Nellie Winkle were business visitors
In Cincinnati last week.
The third number of the Lecture
Course, Ralph ParleUe orator of good
cheer Is announced for Dec. 27, at the
Opera House here.
Ray Druhot, Principal of the New
Lexington schools came to spend the
Christmas vacation with his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Ellis Druhot.
Miss Daisy Kler, of Hlllsboro, Is a
guest of her parents, Wm. Kler and
wife this week.
Warren Martin returned last week
from Dayton, Ky., where he visited
his brother Glenn Martin.
Married in Cincinnati on Wednes
day, Dec. 19, Dr. M. F. Funk, of Mow-
rystown, and Miss Rena Shumaker, of
Hillsboro, Rev. Hill performed the
Louis Sauner and wife entertained
a company of their friends one even
ing last week at their home north of
town. The guests enjoyed the social
conversation and the splendid refresh
ments, Mrs. Sauner had prepared for
the occasion. Those who were invited
were: Sherman Underwood and fam
ily, Ell Martin and wile, Jas. nailer
and wife, Frank Ruble, wife and son,
Harry, Edison Ilaller, Mrs. Rllda
Roberts and S. C. Kay and wife, also
nerbert Roberts and family and Chas.
Bohl teacher of the Taylorsvllle school.
Harry Sauner and wife were busi
ness visitors in Cincinnati ,l last Tues
day. The Presbyterian S. S. Classes en
joyed their Christmas entertainment
last Sunday morning.
Mrs. Ray Campbell, who has-been a
guest of relatives here the past Qweek
returned to her home In Cincinnati
Mrs. Jennie Young and chlldrenhave
returned from a visit to relatives at
Clarence Gray moved his family to
a farm In the Dixie neighborhood
The farm he vacated will be managed
by Mr. and Mrs. Louderback, former
ly of Sardinia.
IXNQWN AS "BIDDY" M'REEa STRANGE EXPERIENCE
M o M
By MAURICE SMILEY.
About the only reason for calling
him "Biddy was that he was such til
"mother boy, as most of the folks
In the neighborhood called him.
Not that they looked down on him
for being so devoted to his mother.
That Is, those whose opinion really
amounted to anything. Pf course
some of the light-heads made fun of
a man of twenty-five still "tied to
his mother's ppron strings," as they
rang the changes on the old cheap
witticism, torn didn't care for that.
Perhaps, however, he really did care
after Millie Lee took the district
school. He didn't want her to make
fun of him.
After Tom's father had worn him
self out on the old place and had
been gathered to his fathers, Tom's
two brothers and sisters had "married
off" one by one. But he stayed on,
wringing by unremitting Industry a
scanty living frdm the rocky soil.
If Tom had ever given any thought
to setting up a home of his own, he
had resolutely banished it.
"It's a shame, Tom," said his moth
er, wistfully, "that you should be tied
down here on this old place to an old
woman, when you ought to be setting
up a home of your own."
"All right, then," ho replied, with a
smile, "I'll bundle you ofT to the poor
house and strike out for the city."
Then he caught his mother up in
Uls'arms and said, tenderly:
"Never you mind, mother, I'm not
worrying about it and why need you?"
But nil the same Tom did a good
deal of worrying. For one thing, Mil
lie Lee, while she seemed to like him
more than any of the other young
men in the neighborhood, was yet a
little too fond, apparently, of Bud
Brighton to preserve Tom's entire
peace of mind.
Then there was the matter of that
black streak down In the pasture.
Tom hardly dared to hope that there
was coal down there. Secretly he
was sinking a rude shaft, though he
told his mother he was only digging a
well to increase the supply of water
for the stock.
Then came the day when he "struck
it." He could hardly realize all that
It meant when his drill hit the hard,
black substance which proved to be
an excellent quality of coal.
When he went home that night two
surprises awaited him. His mother
was seriously ill and Millie Lee was
waiting on her.
For reasons of his own, he did not
say anything about finding coal in
paying quantities. He would stake
his chance with Millie on the merits
of the case and if she cared for him
at all. she would -accept a hard-working
Ho watched her as she prepared
the evening meal and a sudden re
solve took possession of him.
"It looks awful homelike to see you
around the old place, Millie," ho said.
"I've got something on my mind that
I have had there for a long time."
She paused in the act of taking the
biscuits from the oven -and possibly
the heat from the stove made her
"I know I ain't good enough for
you," he went on, bluntly. "I haven't
had any education. I've just been
taking care of mother ever since I
was a boy and I haint had the chance
hat lots of young men have had.
You know what the old place Is.
There ain't much to be made out of It.
It wouldn't support three people very
well, specially when one of 'em has
been used to better things."
Millie was nervously setting the
table by this time. She nodded as he
paused, but neither of them noticed
the disheveled figure peering in the
doorway, the eyes wild with fever.
"I don't mind telling you, Tom, that
I would marry you if it was not for
your mother. There isn't enough for
us all. You will have to do something
Perhaps she put the test badly, for
Tom thought she really meant that he
must give up his mother and let her
shift for herself. The thought cut
him like a knife and he stared out
into the night too pained to say any
thing for a time.
"I can't do that, Millie," he said
slowly. "I can't leave my old mother
not even for you. I didn't think you
was that kind. I thought you was dif
ferent." Before she could explain Tom had
passed into the bedroom, to give a
cry pf alarm a moment later and
rush out into the darkness.
He found her wandering aimlessly
along the road to the town, babbling
incoherently in her delirium about
"getting out of the way."
Strong and tender arms bore her
back to her home and beside tho bed
where Tom was kneeling Millie Lee
put her hands on his shoulder and
"I didn't mean it the way you
thought, dear. I was only trying you.
I only meant that I "
"That you Ioyo me too much to bo
a burden to mo?" asked Tom in a
whisper of fierce joy as his mother
dropped off into a calm sleep.
Millie nodded as Bhe put her head
where her hands had 'been.
The Circus Ho Had Eaten.
Little Freddie had just made his
first acquaintance with animal crack
ers, After eating quite an assortment
of them Freddie became very thought-
"What makes you so pensive, dear?"
asked his mother,
"Oh, I was just thinking what a cir
cus was going on Insldo of me,"
M By C. D. DOUGLAS.
Several 'years ago, after a decade
of hard, but remunerative, labor, I
found myself In
the city of Paris.
I resolved to take
a rest while I
could, and have a
good time. ' Dur-
. 1 n g my three
I months' stay in
(he French capi
tal, I met with
most of" them the
result of my im
ance with the lan
guage, and many
of them ending In
a mutual explana
tion and a good
but the one I am
about to relate
was of on entirely
During my trav
els I had picked
up and preserved
a great variety of
costumes, and tho
fancy now seized
me to wear them
just as tho whim
should dictate. And so I did. On
Monday I would stroll out attired as a
Russian, on Tuesday as a Turk, on
Wednesday as a Swiss, and so on.
There was one of my costumes that
was rather a favorite with me a
showy Spanish dress, richly braided,
with a large mantle and sombrero to
match. I belltfve I had appeared in
public with this much oftener than
with any of the other costumes. A
few nights after my interview with
the prefect, I was returning to my
lodgings in this dress. There had been
a great exhibition of lifeworks in the
Place Vendome, which had continued
until 11, and as I walked on slowly,
enjoying my cigar, it was half an
hour later before I turned Into the
narrow street on which was my place
of abode. The street was uullghted
and quite dark and deserted.
Presently three men came rupidly
behind me, talking and laughing in
a way that at first led me to think
they had been taking too much wine.
One of them quickened his pace, over
took me, and addressed me In Span
ish. I knew a little of the language,
and I understood that he was asking
me for a light.
I held out my cigar, and ut the in
stant my arms were seized from be
hind and pinioned with a slip-knot,
my throat was compressed by a pair
of bony hands, and a thick, padded
hood was wrapped closely about my
face and head. The thing was done
so suddenly and so secretly that I was
taken entirely by surprise. I tried to
cry out, but found I could not utter a
sound. I was lifted off my feet: I
heard a shrill Whistle, a carriage vfas
driven up, I was thrust Into It, some
of my captors following, others mount
ed the box, and the vehicle was driven
away at a rattling pace.
I gave myselfup for lost, and was
whispering a prayer, when the most
astonishing phase of ray adventure oc
curred. The three men simultaneous
ly uttered a Spanish oath, and, drop
ping the points of their weapons,
thrust their faces close to mine and
peered into it. A torrent of Span
ish oaths succeeded the inspection;
the hood was thrown over my head
again, and my arras and legs were
again tied. I was then carried back
to the vehicle, and actually returned
to Paris as swiftly, as Becretly, and as
rapidly as I had jjeen taken out of It.
My bonds and muffler were once more
removed, and I was put down at the
very spot where I had been kidnaped,
not at all Injured in body because of
my adventure, but much bewildered In
mind. The carriage and Its conductors
were Instantly gone.
After a very sleepless night I re
paired to the prefect of police and
told him my story. He was much
interested by it, and asked me many
"What under heaven does it all
mean?" I at length asked.
"Oh, it's very easily understood,
Monsieur Masquerader. It may be that
you, in your Spanish dress, and with
your brown face and well-trimmed
beard and mustache, must bear a re
markable resemblance to some real
Castillan in Paris. The real Casttllan
has his enemies; he has eloped with
somebody's wife, or shot somebody's
brother. His enemies conspire to as
sassinate him; how, you had nearly
found out In a practical way last
night! They make a very natural
mistake, under the circumstances, aud
lay hold of Monsieur Masqueradltig
American, Instead of Monsieur Cas
tillan. They find out their mistake
at tho last moment, much to their ena
grln, and. Instead of cutting you to
pieces in tho old chateau, they bring
you back again, to learn a little wis
dom from tho adventure. Ah, I must
look after these Spaniards I think I
have a clow to them."
The prefect smiled and bowed mo
but; and my first care was to go to
the tailor and order a suit of Parisian
"I wonder," said tho boy who was
Innlrlnfy at ar rT1 rtltrif ni?Ponli Hmtiif
grandfather wore those large whiBk-
era." "Possibly," replied Mr, Meek
ton, "he was willing to do almost any
thing to conceal our family custom
of letting the wlvos aelect the hus
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Potatoes new .... W
White Deans, bushel.. a
liutter, , a 22
Eggs, Dozen 32
Chickens, per lb 10
Turkeys, per lb a
uucks, per iu a
Hacon flams, per lb a II
Baconsides 12 a
Macon Shoulders., 8a 19
Lard ,..; II
Uav.ton 23 00
Ex. 0. Sugar a M
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Cut loaf and Powdered Sugar a 10
(oflec. Rio 25a 40
Tea, Imp., It. U. and G. u. perir.. 20a 70
Tea.Black 20a 86
Cheese, factory 22
Flour, good family brands, cwt. . . 2 40
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Molasses, N O, gallon a 60
" Sorghum a 40
Golden Syrup... , a 40
CoalOll 12a 18
Salt a 1 35
Haras, city sugar cured. II) a 18
Beeves, cwt., gross .....5 00a 8 76
Bqeves, shipping 00a 7 40
Sheep and Lambs, per cwt '... 4 00a 6 80
Hogs, cwt., gross "40a 7 85
Milch Cows with Calves 5 00a 40 00
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