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HILLSBORO, OHIO, THURSDAY, JANUARY 1, 1914.
VOL. 7d. NO. 40
RIDGEWAY SILO CO.
IS ALL HERE
For Deputy Game Warden For
This County by Fish and
Change Goes Into Effect Today,
Allowing 50 Pounds Sent
in First Zone.
Will be Incorporated This Week
to Build Siloes Patented
by John Ridgeway.
Stockholders Met Tuesday and
Selected Officers and
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T. J. MjJCormlck Is the choice of the
Highland County Fish and Game Asso
ciation for gamo warden for this
county. A meeting of the Association
was held at the Court House Saturday
afternoon, 53 members being present
After adopting a constitution and
by laws, the members having been
advised' that the State Fish and Game
Commission would appoint as game
warden whoever the Association
recommended proceeded to ballot for
this position. The candidates were
T. J. McCormlck, O. E. Stanforth, H.
E. Mullenlx, Edward Johnson, W. H.
Mullenlx, H. H. Fenner and J. E.
Daugherty. On the fourth ballot
Marshal McCormlck received the votes
of a majority of those present and his
recommendation was sent to the State
The position of deputy game warden
pays 360 a month and expenses, when
the person is continually engaged in
tho work. It lias, however, been the
custom of the State Commission to
start deputies by paying them on each
case of violation that they report.
There is also a report out that the
deputies will be placed under civil
service and be subject to call to any
part of the state.
Real Estate Transfers.
H. C. Keefer to James A. Harps,
Madison tp., 0 a., $1.
H. C. Keefer to James A. Harps,
Madison tp., lot, $1.
W. R. Hopkins to Lee Hopkins,
Salem tp., 32 a., $1.
Matilda Reed to John E. Smith,
Clay tp., 3 a , 8150.
James E. Long to" Lewis Wood,
Mowrystown lot, $950.
W. A. Noble to Lewis M. Rlsh,
Lynchburg lot, 31.
Lewis M. Rlsh to W. A. Noble, Dod
son tp., 20 a., 31300.
Charles E. Hixson to Nellie B,
Squler, Greenfield lot, $1.
William S. Stockwell to Ira E. Cad
wallader, Hamer tp., 157 a., 31.
Dan L. Satterfield, sheriff, to Held
ingsfeld & Elliott, Greenfield lot, $1.
Barnotte T. Stelner to Peter K.
Davis, Greenfield lot, 41.
Frank H. Keys to R. M. Lyle, Mar
shall tp., 121 a., 31.
Lutle J. Carey et al to B. B. Vance,
Union tp., 51 a., 84180.
Clara r Frazier et al to Everett Brit
ton, 41 a., 31.
Wm. Custer to Guy L. Custer,
Salem and Clay tps,. 8 a., 81.
Dean Ogden to Mary C. Fox", High
land county, 3 a., 41.
George F, Cushey to Mary G. Fox,
Washington tp., 5 a., $1.
Edna T. Sonner et al to Charles
Fender, Whiteoak tp, 59a, 31.
Mary E. Larrlck to W. A. Caldwell,
Liberty tp, Ca, $1.
Ruth Spruance to H. T. Spruance,
Marshall tp, 02a $400.
Dunlap Wakefield to Nellie HalH
New Vienna, lot, $87.50.
O. N. Sams to R. J. Garen et al,'50a,
Marshall and Brushcreek tp, $1700.
Samuel Garen to Ross J. Garen,
Marshall tp, 21a, 41.
Ross J. Garen to Samuel Garen Sr.,'
Marshall and Bnlshrceb tp, 35a, 81.
Mary E. McConnaughey to John H.
Murphy, Washington tp, 26a, 81.
Gaddls Henry to lizzie Atwell,
Greenfield, lot, 61.
Lizzie Atwell to J. S. S. Riley,
Greenfield, lot, 41.
Mary E. McConnaughey to R. B.
Gaddls, Washington tp. 26a, 41.
Robert B. Gaddls to Charles Collins,
Washington tp, 3a, 41.
Robert B. Gaddls to F, L. Griffith,
Washington tp, 25a. 41.
C. F. Fox to John S. Laymon, Lynch
burg, lot, $65.
William Wardlow to Samuel Ward
low, Clay tp, 8a, 41.
Philip Wardlow to Hester Wardlow,
Clay tp, 8a, $1.
O. O. Hook to J. M. Turley, Paint
tp, lot, 81,
yWm. O. Overman to R. T. Clements,
PiiInt tp, lot, $1.
F. J'. Druhot to T. A. Robblns,
Whiteoak tp, 25a, $1.
George R. Ahernathy to John A'
Abornathy, Dodson tp, 80a, $1025.
M. V. Williamson to Hattle William
son, Belfast, lot, 31000.
L. H. Eyre to C,''G. Baker, Concord
Samuel Stults to J, H. Chestnut,
Marshall tp, 88a, 31.
J. S. S. Riley toO, E. Izeraan, Green
field, lot, $1.
Homer Brucertd Anna Taylor, Dod
Bonville, lot, $60.
Eddy Clary, of Norwood, Is visiting
"bin uncle. P.. E. Dono'hop.
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Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Fling and
' daughter, Miss Maude, weretheguests
Of relatives at Belfast, over Sunday,
Will be Held at Washington
School Building Satur
day Morning, Jan. 3
ONE HUNDRED APPLICANTS
And Only Nineteen Positions
Fill-Auditor W. A. Teter
is at Columbus Grad
The civil service examination .for
township and village assessors of real
and personal property for this county
will be held in the assembly room of
tho Washington School building on
Saturday, Jan. 3, 1914, commencing at, The zone rate , the flrst zone ,g ,ve
9 o'clock. Tho examination will be I cents f0r the flrst pound and one cent
conducted by Prosecutor N. Craig Mc-iextra for each ,HdltIona, DOUnd or
Bride and Perry M. McCoppln
The questions for the examination
will be prepared by the State uivil
Service Commission and will be re
turned to the Commission to be graded.
In Highland county there will be
nineteen deputy assessors and there
are 100 applicants for the positions.
District Assessor John M. McMullen
is under the impression that both he
and his deputy, O. A. Landess, must
take the examination.
Auditor W. A. Teter was called to
Columbus Monday by the Civil Service
Commission, ne and eleven other
county auditors are grading the appli
cation blanks of the candidates for
township and village assessors. Mr.
Teter in a letter to his deputy, A. W.
Underwood, stated that he would
probably be required to stay in Colum
bus for two weeks, as they were insist
ing that he also assist in grading the
examination papers Mr. Teter says
that he does not know whose papers
he is grading as they are only marked
by number, but that none of them are
from this county and he understands
they are all from the northwestern
counties of the state.
The selection of Mr. Teter by the
State Civil Service Commission for
this work is a 'high compliment, as it
shows that he is counted one of the
most capable and elllclent auditors in
the state and recognized as having a
thorough knowledge of all the duties
of his oillce.
Death or Theodore est
Theodore Vest, aged 64 years, died
at his home at Jefferson, la., Dec. 19.
He was born in Hillsboro and lived
here for a number of years. He is
survived by his widow and one daugh
ter and three brothers and one sister.
Revivals at the U. B. Church.
Orville W. Brlner, of Westervllle,
has been secured to assist the pastor
of the U. B. church in the series of
special meetings that are to begin on
Sunday evening, January 4. Mr.
Brlner does not come to do the preach
ing, though he is perfectly capable to
do that, but comes to assist with the
music and do personal work for which
he Is splendidly equipped. He Is a solo
cornet player of some distinction and
will use this noble Instrument at each
service he lsjwlth us.
The meetings will start In dead
earnest and continue in the same vein
until the end
There will be no hack-
nled sermons, no questionable methods
to secure visible results, but a sane,
whole-hearted effort to present a pure
gospel to an Intelligent people.
If you are a lover ot all kinds of mu
sic, plan to attend these services, for
voice, cornet, violin, banjo, piano and
whistle will be worked for eternal
William Hopkins, of Newark, was
the guest of ills mother, Mrs, John
Pfarr, Friday and Saturday. He Is a
traveling salesman of the , Merkle - Wll -
ey Broom Co., of Paris, 111., his terrl-
tory including eastern Ohio and all of
Prnnsylvanla. He Is one of the oldest
salesman in point of service with the
company and one of its trusted em
ployees. Mr. Hopkins and W. Ht
Pence, of this place, who also travels
forthecompany, left Sunday for Paris,
111.,, to attend the annual banquet
given by Uje company.
Miss Louie Carlisle and Miss Ruth
Groves, of Columbus, were the guests
of the former's parents, Mr. and Mrs.
John Carlisle, over Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. O. W. Fairley return
ed Saturday from a short visit with
their daughter, Mrs. Donald; Purdy,
Jackspn McOlure, of Norwood, is',
Bpondlng this week with his grand
parents, M,r. and Mrs. Martin Mc-Clute.
Beginning today packages weighing
fifty pounds can be sent by parcels
post In the flrst and second zone. The
limit of weight In the other zones is
20 pounds. The limit of weight in tho
first and second zones was formerly 20
pounds and In the other zones 11
Books also are now included in the ,
articles that can be sent by parcels
post. The rate of postage is one cent
fcr each 2 ounces on books weighing
eight ounces or less and on those
weighing in excess of that amount the
regular parcels post rate will apply.
The rate of postage for articles In
the first zone for local delivery is five
cents for the first pound and one cent
additional for each additional two
pounds or fraction thereof, making the
cost for a fifty pound package 30 cents.
fraction thereof, making the rate for
fifty pounds 54 cents. The rate for the
second zone Is the same as for the
The rates for the other zones are as
Third Zone Six cents for the first
pound and two cents extra for each
additional pound or fraction thereof.
Fourth Zone Seven cents for the
first pound and four cents for each
additional pound or fraction thereof
Fifth Zone Eight cents for the first
pound and six cents for each addition
al pound or fraction thereof.
Sixth Zone Nine cents for the first
pound and eight cents for each addi
tional pound or fraction thereof.
Seventh Zone Eleven cents for the
first pound and ten cents for each addi
tional pound or fraction thereof.
Eighth Zone Twelve cents for each
Persons having parcels post maps
will find it very convenient to preserve
Charles H. Bohl and Miss Gaynelle
Roberts were united in marriage at
the home of the bride's parents, Mr.
and Mrs. O. A. Roberts, near Taylors
ville, Wednesday, Dec. 24, at high
noon. The ceremony was performed
by Rev. S. A. Wilkin, pastor of the
Mowrystown Christian Church. The
beautiful ring ceremony being used.
Only the immediate families of the
contracting parties and a few inti
mate friends were present. An elab
orate wedding breakfast was served
after the ceremony.
Mr and Mrs. Bohl left that after
noon for a short wedding trip.
Mrs. Bohl is a talented musician
and very charming and her grace of
manner endears her to her many
Mr. Bohl is a son of Mc and Mrs.
Henry Bohl and one of Highland
County's progressive young teachers.
They will be at home to their many
friends after Jan. 1, 1914.
Fire at New Petersburg.
The M. E. church at New Peters
burg caught fire Sunday morning and
was considerably damaged before it
was put out.
The fire started while Sunday
School was in session and was dis
covered Just before closing time by the
superintendent, ne started for the
stove to turn off the drafts and before
he reached it, the peice in the celling
where the pipe runs into the chimney
fell to the fioor and the pipe came
The rafters were partly burned, the
shingles charred and the wallpaper,
carpet, furniture and plastering dam
aged, entailing a loss of from $300 to
$500, .fully covered by insurance.
Volunteers using buckets of water
put out the fire. But for the fact
that the roof was covered with snow
and there was no wind blowing, the
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To Draft Memorial.
A meeting of the members of the
Highland county bar was held at the
Court House Monday morning to ar-
range for drafting a memorial on the
death of Judge S. F. Steele. Judge
jNewby was selected chairman of the
1 meeting and Granville Barrere, secre
tary I George L. Garrett made a motion
that the chairman appoint a commit
; tee of three to draft a suitable memo
rial on the death of Judge Steele and
presept thu same to the Common Pleas
Court and the Court of Appeals Judge
, Newby appointed on the committee,
Georare L. . Garrett. O. N. Sams and
Hugh P. Morrow,
The meeting then adjourned to such
time as, the cqramittee. wjjl be ready
A number of the progressive far
mers of Liberty, Fairfield and Penn
townships- met hero Saturday and
arranged to form a corporation for
manufacturing a patent silo. John
T. Rldgeway, of this place, is the
inventor of the silo and the best proof
of Its worth Is that every farmer who j
has seen the blocks is enthusiastic ln-j
Its praise. The blocks are of cement.
At the meeting Saturday a commit
tee composed of Joseph Kerns, John
Rldgeway and G. W. Bussey was ap
pointed to arrange for taking out the
Incorporation papers. The company
will be Incorporated for $5000, 100
shares at $50 a share. And all of the
shares have already been subscribed.
Application for incorporation papers"
will be made Friday.
A representative of the News-Hkii
alu tried to see Mr. Rldgeway
Wednesday, but could not find him.
The attorney of the subscribers, N.
Craig McBride, stated he did not have
a list of all the members and would
not attempt to describe the block,
although everyone who had examined
it said that it was the most complete,
substantial and durable silo they had
A few of the people interested In
the movement are Frank, Isaac and
James Shoemaker, John Rldgway,
William Eaklns, J. A. W. Johnson,
Frank Mllner, George Bussey, Charles
Blackburn, Clarence Overman, Joseph
Kerns and II. C. Sanders.
Death of T. J. Iliggins.
T. J. HUglns, aged 90 years, died at
his home in Oskaloosa, la., on Dec.
10. He was born and lived In High
land county until about nineteen years
ago. ne was the grandfather of Mrs.
Boyd Nevln, of this place.
A very pretty wedding tooh place
on Christmas day at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. J. W. Rowe, near Barretts,
when their daughter, Miss Helen, was
united in marriage to Montello Ken
worthy, of Whlttier, Cal. Promptly
at 12 o'clock to the strains of Lohen
grin's wedding march played by Miss
lone Troth, a friend of the bride, the
bridal party entered the parlor, where
the impressive ring ceremony was per
formed by Rev. Frank Milner, pastor
of the Friends church.
The bride was becomingly attired in
a white dress and carried a bouquet of
bride's roses sent from California by
her aunt, Mrs. Luther Hill.
Immedlatelyafter the ceremony an
elegant three course dinner was served.
The dining room was artistically deco
rated with Christmas bells and holly
while the table held bouquets- of
orange blossoms and carnations, also
sent by Mrs. Hill. The young couple
received many useful and beautiful
The guests were Mrs. Amanda Whit
son, of Indianapolis, Ind., Mrs. Waldo
Kenworthy, of Bridgeport, Ind., Mr.
and Mrs. Frank Rowe and son, Del
bert, and Rev. Frank Milner, of Lees
burg, Miss Lillian Russell, of Sablna,
Mrs. Lila King and children, Roma ana
Dwlgnt, of Greenfield, and Miss lone
Mr. and Mrs. Kenworthy expect to
leave about the flrst of February for
their home in Whlttier, Cal.
William Anderson Jr., a son of
Bishop Anderson, of Cincinnati, filled
the pulpit at the M. E. church Sunday
morning and night. Mr. Anderson Is
attending a theological seminary in
New York city. He delighted the
audiences with two able and forceful
sermons. He was accompanied by his
sister, who was entertained by Miss
Lois Bean. He was entertained by Mr.
and Mrs. J. A. Head. He will preach
here again next Sunday and his moth
er, who was Miss Lulu Ketchum, will
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Miss Sara Thompson will entertain
a number of her young friends with
cards this evening.
Prof. John W. Richards, of Lake
Forest, 111., was the guest of his
brother, II. II. Richards from Satur
day until Wednesday.'
Mr. and Mrs. R. E. McKeehan, of
Mlddletown, were the guests of the
former's sister, Mrs. A. M. Setty, a
few days last week. They will visit
friends at Sinking Spring until after
The officers of the Highland County
Agricultural Society, the Ralnsboro
Fair, for the coming year were elected
at a meeting held at Ralnsboro last
Saturday, They are President, R. L.
West ; Vice-President, O. A. Beaver ;
Secretary, Leslie George ; Treasurer,
R. H. Lucas. The dates for the fair
next year will be Oct. 0, 7, 8 and 0.
Two Decisions Were Hand
ed Down by Court of
JUDGE NEWBY SUSTAINED
In Roads vs. Cochran and Re
versed in Insurance Co. vs.
Millard-Grand Jury Con
venes Next Monday.
The decisions of the Court of Ap
peals for this district in the cases of
The Metropolitan Life Insurance Co.,
plaintill In error vs. Daniel Ilillard,
defendant In error and II. C. Roads,
plaintiff In error vs. Cyrus O. Cochran,
defendant in error, were received by
Clerk of Courts Hogsett on Saturday
These cases wore heard by the Court
of Appeals when it was here the lat
ter part of November. The verdict of
the Common Pleas Court was reversed
in the former case and the case re
manded for a new trial and In the lat
ter case the decision of the Common
Pleas Court was sustained.
The Metropolitan Life Insurance
Co., plaintiff in error, vs. Daniel Hil
lard, defendant in error, originated in
the court of a justice of the peace It
was founded on an insurance policy
issued by the plaintill in error on Dec
11, 1611, on the life of Elsie Hlllard,
who was the wife of Daniel Hlllard
Elsie Hiilard died March 18, 1912
The Insurance Company refused to
pay the policy, claiming that Elsie
Hlllard was afflicted with tuberculo
sis at the time the policy was issued
and died from this disease. A Judg
ment was secured by Daniel Hlllard
In both the justice court and Court of
In the trial In the Common Pleas
Court, Judge Newby Instructed the
Jury that the Issuance of the policy to
Elsie Hlllard made the Company
prima facie liable and the company
must show by a preponderance of the
evidence that she was not In sound
health when the policy was Issued.
Judge Sayre gives the opinion of the
C6urt of Appeals, Judges Jones and
Walters concurring. They hold that
the burden of proof was upon Daniel
Hiilard to show that Elsie Ilillard
was in good health when the policy
was issued and the charge of Judge
Newby to the contrary was prejudi
cial error. Therefore the judgment
of the Court of Common Pleas Is re
versed and the case remanded for a
The opinion in the case of H. C.
Roads, plaintiff in error, vs. Cyrus C.
Cochran, defendant in error, is by
Judge Walters and is concurred in by
Judges Sayre and Jones. This action
was brought in the Common Pleas
Court by Cochran against Roads and
Cochran secured a judgment there for
$500. The action was based on a
promissory note. Cochran and Roads
entered into a contract in writing on
Aug. 27, 1912, Dy which Cochran sold
his farm to Roads for 5000. Roads
was to turn over in part payment for
the farm a stock of goods and store
fixtures to the value of $1000. Each
executed to the other a note for $500
which was to become due Dec. 25,
1912, in case of the failure of either
party to comply with his contract.
Cochran claimed that he was ready
and willing to comply with all the
terms of the contract, but that Roads
refused to do so. Roads claimed he
was willing to comply but Cochran
refused to do so. The jury returned
a verdict for $500 for Cochran. Roads
claimed the verdict was against the
weight of the evidence. The Court
of Appeals hold that the testimony
was conflicting, but can not say that
the verdict is against the weight of
the evidence and therefore affirm the
GOES TO JAIL.
James Whitmore, who was found
guilty of being the father of the ille
' gltlmate child of Bessie Wilson,, was
sent to jail Saturday. Judge Nevvby
had ordered Whitmore to pay $250
towards the support of the child,
which he was eitner unable or refused
to pay. He must stay in jail at least
GRAND JUKY 1IONDA f.
The grand Jury for the January
term of the Common Pleas Court will
convene Monday. While there are no
big cases to come before it, there are
' o mimHoi nf email 4cqc inrl 1 ft-vtliian
4 UUIUITOI V D1UM11 ldbO 111 V UiVJ- Will WW
witnesses have already been subpoe
naed. Miss Grace Red key is spending this
week with Miss Ruth Henry, at Car-
The stockholders of the Highland
Butter Co., the creamery organiza
tion, met. at the Court House Tuesday
afternoon and elected officers. John
D. Van Winkle was chosen chairman
of the meeting and D. R. Glaze,
Five directors were first elected and
are : John Q Roads, M S. Glaze, J. D.
Van Winkle, VV. N. Richards and A.
G. G. O Pence was elected presi
dent; D. R. Glaze, vice president ; D.
D. Hlestand, secretary ; F. F. Stevens,
A constitution and by-laws were also
adopted. In addition to providing for
the oOlceis and their duties it provides
that the annual meeting of the stock
holders be held on the last Tuesday of
December of each year.
The building is completed and
equipped and as soon as some formal
matters are attended to it will begin
operation. It will probably be run
ning within a week or two.
The men back of this organization
are the most progressive men of the
county and it should be a success.
Benjamin Henton and Laura Kes
John Robinson and Annie L. Stew
John Hottlnger, Squashtown, and
Hazel Mill, Harriett.
George L. Amey, Mowrystown, Lou
ella B. Winkle, Mowrystown.
Greene B. Buster, Jr , Kansas City,
Kan., and M. Kathleen Patterson,
Philip W. Laucen, of Seaman, and
Inta Walker, Fairfax.
Devol Shockey and Essie Simpson,
Eugene Harold Ballard, Columbus,
and Deborah Anne Williams, Saman
tha. Pearl Seaman and Agnes Ellison, of
Montallo Kenworthy, of Whlttier,
Cal., and Helen E. Bowe, Swisshelm.
Brud E. Lucas, Boston, Floy Hud
J. Campbell Gore, West Point,
Mhs , and Madge Evans, Hillsboro
Homer L. Smart, Peebles, and Ollie
E. Siders, Hillsboro Route 10.
Burch Trent, Leesburg, and Anna
Clare Larkin, Highland.
Earl S. Clayton, of St. Cloud, Minn,,
and Elsie Elizabeth Ware, of Green
field. Probate Court Proceedings.
Will of Maurice G. Soale probated.
Samantha Soale elected to take
under will of Maurice G. Soale
Samantha Soale appointed execu
trix of Maurice G. Soale.
L. R. Duckwall, exr. of Henry C.
Bennett, filed Inventory and appraise
ment. H. R. Ervin, surviving partner of
Hugh J. Ervin, filed condition of
partnership, inventory and appraise
ment. T. L. Barger appointed admr. of
John Strain appointed executor of
Anna L. Strain.
Will of Hamer Chaney probated.
Alice J. Hetherlngton, gdn. of
Alice J. Hetherlngton, filed petition
to sell real estate.
Local Musicians Complimented.
A. W. Underwood, Philip Hall,
Hamlin Smith, Olph Doggett and
Bert Harwood assisted Frank Horst
man furnish the music for the dance
at Washington C. H., on New Years
eve. This dance is given in connec
tion with the dedication of the new
Elks nail and was the largest and
most beautiful dance ever given in
Washington. The employment of
! 'ca m"slcllns w,as l'Kh com
pliment to them as they secured tho
employment on the recommendation
of Mr. Horstman, who played with
them for the dance here Monday
night. Mr. Horstman Is recognized
as one of the best pianist in the state
and he said that the music on Mon
day night was the best dance music
he had ever heard.
Sunday School Social.
The Sunday School of the Christian
church gave a social at the I. O O. fr.
Hall Wednesday night, the men of the
school entertaining the women and
girls. The event was the result of a
contest between the men and women,
In, which the women were winners by
1000 points. A most enjoyable evening
was spent by everyone and many
1 stayed to see the Old Year out and the
t New Year in. In the cqntest eighty
new members were secured and the
total enrollment of the school Is now
4kBfeAk t. fa&ai