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HILLSBORO, OHIO, THURSDAY, JANUARY 15, 1914.
VOL. 78. NO. 42
Has Been Organized and Starts
With Four Five Alen Teams
Giants Defeats Owls.
A number of followers of the sport
met at the Bowling Alleys last week
and organized four five me,n teams and
arranged for a tournament.
Thirty games will be rolled by each
team Two games a week will bo
rolled, one by each team. Monday
and Friday nights have been chosen
for the match games. Thlrty-flvo
dollars In prize money has been put
up, $20 by the players and $16 by the
owners, of the alleys. This will be di
vided among the best bowlers.
The first games were rolled on Mon
day night between the Giants and
Owls, the Giants winning two out of
three games by the following score :
1st 2nd 3rd
Giants 722 771 853
Owls 749 753 817
The Giants are W. H. Walker, E.
Moorhead, Roy Hughes, E. Mullenlx,
H.Holt. The Owls are J. Mullenlx,
H. Pearce, S. Lemon, C. Wisecup and
Friday niirht the Cubs and Pirates
Considerable enthusiasm and inter
est has already been aroused In the
tournament and will increase If the
teams are as evenly matched as they
are believed to be.
Change of Date.
The regular meeting of the Home
and School Association has been post
poned from Friday, Jan. 16 until Fri
day Jan. 23. Owing to the great de
mand for the lantern slides, which
were to have been used at this meet
ing, Dr. Thompson, the lecturer for
that date was unable to procure the
slides before the 23 Inst. Knowing
that his lecture, together with the
slides will be of untold value to the
schools, the change in date is justi
fied. Fails to Pay Alimony.
The following item Is clipped
Tuesday's Cincinnati Post:
"Municipal Judge Fox, presiding
over the Court of Domestic Relations,
late Monday ordered Grover Willett, a
candy maker, of Hlllsboro, O., to be
sent to the workhouse for 60 days in
lieu of a 81.000 bond to pay $5 a week
for the support of his two children.
Mrs. Willett, who lives at 1538 John
street, testified that her husband had
given her $2 since last August."
Mr. Willett ran a candy kitchen on
W. Main street about seven years ago
and will be remembered by many
Samnel Burwell, retired newspaper
publisher, died at his home in West
Union, Saturday, Jan. 3. He was
aged 92 years. He was the editor of
the West Union Scion from 1853 to
1901. When a young man he worked
In a printing office here for a time.
The Board of Health has ordered a
physical examination of all pupils In
the public schools for the purpose of
ascertaining whether any of the child
ren have tuberculosis. If any are
suffering from this disease they will
excluded from the schools and other
arrangements made for their educa
tion. Rev. G. B. Beecher left Monday
evening for Washington D. 0., where
he joined his son, Norman, of New
York City, who argued the case of the
Titantlc, for the owners of that ill
fated vessel before the United States
Supreme Court on Wednesday. From
Washington Rev. Beecher will go to
New York Cltv for a visit with his
son and daughter, Mrs. William F.
The editor Is Indebted to M. E. Cow
gill, of Edna, Tex., for a copy of the
Edna Herald, which contains an ex
cellent article by S. M. Scott, former
ly of this county. The title of the ar
ticle Is "Truth About Jackson
County (Texas) and Our Neighbors "
Mr. Scott Is strong in his praise of
Jackson county, Its climate, soil and
beauty and of the honesty, Industry,
kindliness and enterprise of Its citi
zens. G. G. O. Pence, state representative
from this county, went to Columbus
Monday, ne is on the committee to
which the bill resulting from the work
of the Slate School Survey Commission
will be referred and will meet the
other members of the committee and
discuss the proposed legislation, which
will come up at the special session of
the legislature, which convenes next
B F( Kimble, of West Union, author
- of the Kimble Corrupt Practise Law,
and Judge A. Z Blair, of Portsmouth,
have formed a law partnership. Their
offices will be In Portsmouth.
OF ROCKY FORK
George F. Burba, Secretary
of Goy. Cox, Finds Inspi
ration for Article
BEAUTIES OF COUNTRY
Described in Glowing Terms After
Visit to Chalet of Harry D.
Waddell Near the Point
Gedrge F. Burba, private secretary
of Gov. Cox, and a party of friends
spent a few days during the Christmas
holidays with Harry D. Waddell at
Mr. Waddell's Rocky Fork Chalet.
The impression the scenery and the
people made upon Mr. Burba during
his visit is shown by the following
article entitled "Along Rocky Fork"
which he wrote upon Ills return. The
article was printed In the Dayton
Rocky Fork runs turbulently about
the hills of southeastern Ohio. When
it gets through running, it drops grace
fully Into Paint Creek, and with that
streams flows serenely Into the Scioto
Probably the most picturesque seen,
ery In the Middle West certainly the
most picturesque In Ohio Is to be
found in the neighborhood of Rocky
Fork. There are hanging rocks and
deep gorges, and short angles of jutting
stones, and crooks and curves of stream
and brink. The hilis are scattered
everywhere, helter-skelter, with no
plan or system, just as if the old moth
er of all the mountains had dropped
an apron full of them Into this de
lightful region and gone about her
way, leaving every mountain just
where It had rolled.
Years and years ago little parties of
pioneers from the Carolinas and from
Virginia found their way into the re
gion and settled along Rocky Fork.
They were a goodly and a Godly people.
They sought not to avoid toil. They
knew the hardships of the mountains.
They ' did not hope to accumulate
great wealth through adventure, but
were willing to give and take the hard
knocks of nature and of the creatures
There was better land to be had in
other places land lying low and level
and covered with gigantic timber.
But this better land had to be paid for
as all good things have to be paid for
not In money, perhaps, but In sacrifice
In other words, there were fevers lurk
ing In the lower land, and greater ex
ertlon was required to clear It of the
timber. Besides it had to be drained
and drainage in the earlier days was
left to nature or was not attended to
So the people of the early days first
sought the rolling land or mountains.
Many of them found food and made
their shelter in the hills about Rocky
Fork. There they brought up their
families In the fear of God and ren
dered unto man the crude justice
which they all had learned.
A hundred years have come and gone
since the hills of Rocky Fork were
peopled. Wars have been declared
and fought. States have built and a
nation shaped and set in motion. And
still the descendants of -the early
pioneers are to be found pure and un
defiled, In those old hills. They have
their tragedies and their comedies.
They enjoy their romances in their
own sweet way. They love and live
and die and are burled as of yore, un
mindful of the strife and turmoil of
But there is a sort of leakage from
the hills. Occasionally a headstrong
son of the mountains breaks out of the
shadows and seeks the city that is
what this little preachment is about.
For these children from the rugged
banks of Rocky Fork make their Im
pression upon the community in which
they chance to settle. All over this
broad land are to be found leaders of
men who came out of these hills.
All of which is a crooked road to a
plain truth that has been told a mil
Hon times it takes something more
than schools to make a scholar. Or,
to put It another way, man grows
strong In mind and body when he
meets the strongest opposition.
' These people of the hills start with
honest ancestors; the ruggedness of
the country gives them health and
strength. The1 trials which they dally
face lend to them a resourcefulness
thoy otherwise would never know
They hear the lessons of the storm and
sunshine at first hand. They are
taught courage and loyalty everyday
lu the year. They learn to be Inde
pendent bytflnding for themselves a
way to overcome the adversities of the
locality. They cannot help being reli
gious when they see the handiwork of
God In every plant and (lower. All
that they need when they go out into
I the world is the useless polish of socie
I ty, and thelrgood,. native sense enables
! them to acquire this polish Immediate
ly. They have thought for themselves
from Infancy ; they do not depend upon
others to think for them when they
emerge from the mountains. So It Is
not strange that these descendants of
the pioneers of Rocky Fork should be
occupying places of great importance
in the world of men.
Nature knew what she was doing
when she built the hills. She was not
ignorant when she placed the fevers
in the swamps, that man might first
seek safety in the hills. She had in
mind a race that would need to be re
plenished when she put the crags on
either side of Rocky Fork, that little
children there might grow strong in
mind and soul and body In their youth
ful occupations. Nature knew and
will know always even unto the end
of the world.
On Sunday, Jan. 18th, the Christian
Church of this city will begin a series
of evangelistic services. II. E. Wll
hlte, of Anderson, 'Ind., has been se
cured to hold the meeting. Mr. Wll
hlte is a preacher of broad experience.
He has been especially successful in
evangelistic work. He will be on
hand to take charge of both services
The song leader, secured to assist In
the meeting will not be present until
the second week. A good assistant
has been employed and will be here
II. E. WILHITE
to look after the singing on Sunday,
This Is the greatest opportunity In
the history of the church to hold a
successful meeting. Services will be
held each evening at 7:15. A cordial
invitation is extended to all.
The members of the Men's Bible
Class are urged to do their best In or
der to have a big attendance next
Sunday. Mr. Wllhlte will address the
class. This will be a splendid oppor
tunity for the men in Hillsboro to
hear a message from a man who Is in
close touch with his fellows, nis
message will warm the heart and
those who hear him will have a better
conception of the purpose and mean
ing of life. You are welcome.
Bishop to Preach Here.
Bishop Anderson, of Cincinnati, will
preach at the Methodist church Sun
day morning. This is an unusual
opportunity to hear one of the ablest
preachers In the Methodist church.
Probate Court Proceedings.
Clifford J. Thompson, exr. of Collins
Thompson, filed second and final ac
Will of S. F. Steele filed.
Frank A. Collins, admr. &c of John
Toohev, filed first, final and distribu
O. A. Tener, admr. of Salome J.
nempstead, filed final and distributive
Eupheraia C. Stevens, admrx. of
Wesley Lafferty, filed first and final
Authenticated copy of will of Nancy
E Bowser filed.
W. C. Hicks, gdn. of Mary A. nicks,
filed sixth and final account.
J. G. Bell, admr. of Ernest Bell, filed
first and final account.
J. C. Roads, admr. of Ruth Roads,
filed inventory and appraisement.
Some time the latter part of the
month, probably about; Jan. 24 the
State Civil Service Commission will go
to Georgetown, Brown county, to hold
an examination for places on the
Board of County School Examiners.
As a believer in the merit system,
Judge Parker refuses to appoint until
names are certified.
IS ALL HERE
Three New Cases Were Filed
in Common Pleas Court
During Past Week
TWO ARE FOR DIVORCE
Clerk of Court llogsett Makes
Report on Monday Showing
List of Unclaimed Fees
on His Hands.
Three new cases were filed in the
Common Pleas Court during the past
Elma Igo asks for a divorce from
John B. Igo, alleging gross neglect of
duty. The parties were married on
Sept. 4,1912 and have onechlld, Naomli
aged six months. The plaintiff says
that since Feb. 4, 1913. the defendant
has failed and neglected to provide her
or their child with a home, shelter,
food, clothing or any of the necessaries
of life and that she has been compelled
to rely upon her own resources and the
kindness of relatives for her support.
She asks for divorce and the custody
of their child.
W. J. Cox wants a divorce from
Clara Cox, alleging wilful absence for
three years, gross neglect of duty and
extreme cruelty. The parties were
married in Ross county on July 29,
1902 and have four children, Charles,
aired; 9 years, Mabel, aged 7 years,
Melva, aged 0 years and Delsle Alice,
aged4 years. The plaintiff says that
on July 17, 1910 his wife left him when
helwas'confined to his bed with chronic
rheumatism and took with her their
children and that since that time she
has refused to live with him or to
allow thim to see or visit their child
ren. Nelson James against Elizabeth
James Jones, a minor, et al Is a suit
for the partition of In-Lot No. 71
situated In the village of Greenfield
The plaintiff says that he Is the owner
of the undivided one third part of the
premises and that Elizabeth James
Jones Is the owner of the undivided
two thlrdsj,part of the premises, sub
ject tojthe dower interest of Robert
J. Jones.ln the undivided one twelfth
part of the premises. Elizabeth James
Jones acquired seven twelfths of the
premises by devise from her grand
mother,; Nancyl A. Bowser and one
twelfth ;by Inheritance from her
mother. Daisy M. Jones, deceased.
The plaintiff asks that the premises
be sold and the proceeds divided be
tweenjthe parties according to their
Clerk of Court W. G. Hogsett has
made a report showing the unclaimed
fees in his hands. The parties and
the amount due each are as follows :
Ellas Brewer, Bal of Deposit, 18c.
James Nance, Bal of Deposit, 79c.
Elva Parker, Bal of Deposit, $1.
Nettle Town, Bal of Deposit, 10c.
May Isabella Brewer, Bal of Deposit,
Ira L. Cressler, Notary fees, 40c.
Will T. Cooper, Notary fees, $5.74.
Geo. S. Easton, witness fees, $7 40.
W. A. Robinson, witness fees, $7.10.
J. n. Race, witness fees, $1.
Francis Martin, witness fees, $1.
Ferd Ratcllff, witness fees, 85c.
Wllber Mills, witness fees, $1 50.
James Pabst, witness fees, $1 50.
Stanley Taylor, witness fees, 85c.
Wilbur Martin, witness fees, 2.
O. G. Boden, witness fees, $2.
Mr. and Mrs. E. n. Ervln spent Sun
day with Scott Ervln and sister.
Mrs. Rebecca Hamilton, of Mays
vllle, Ky.. is visiting Mrs. C. D Mc
Connaughey and other relatives here.
William Richards, of Indianapolis,
who has been visiting his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. J. H. Richards, returned
Miss Madge Faris and Elton Keslor
visited the latter's sister, Mrs. Hugh
Conwell, at Washington, O. n., from
Saturday until Monday.
W. A. Teter returned Saturday from
Columbus where he has been the past
two weeks, assisting in grading the I
papers of the applicants for deputy
tax assessors. Mr Teter was relieved
by the auditor of Richland county and (
says that the work of examining the '
, papers will probably take two more
weeks. Mr. Teter spent hunday with
his daughter, Mrs. Barrett, at Lees
burg, who has been suffering for two .
weeks with a severe attack of quinsy, i
Mrs. Frank Foust, of Prlcetown, was
the guest of her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
J. W. Gossett, Sunday.
By Three Hillsboro Banks Same
Officials Chosen in the
The stockholders of the three Hllls
boro banks elected their directors for
the ensuing year, the national banks
on Tuesday and Hlllsboro Bank and
Savings Co. on Wednesday.
The Merchants National Bank
elected the same directors and officers
as last year. The directors are O. N.
Sams, J H. Feibol, J.. M. Hlbben, S.
R. Free, J. A. Gllmore, H. C. Sanders,
I. McD. Smith. The officers are O. N.
Sams, president; J. II. Felbel, vice
president; Dick Rockhold, cashier; F.
R. Ambrose, ass't. cashier. The
same clerical force was retained. The
surplus of the bank was also Increased
from $40,000 to $50,000.
The old directors and officers of the
Farmers & Traders National Bank
were reelected. The directors are J.
D. W. Spargur, T. M. Watts, J. C.
Larkln, John .Matthews, Philip C.
Berg, Burch D. Hugglns, John C.
Spargur, Kirby Smith and Walter
Smith. The officers are John Mat
thews, president; J. D. W. Spargur,
vice-president ; Philip C. Berg, cash
ier. One change was made In the board
of directors of the Hlllsboro Bank &
Savings Co., James Roads, of Penn
township, being elected to fill the
vacancy caused by the death of R. S.
Evans. The directors are W. N
Bean, n. M. Brown, James Roads, J.
W. Evans, John Hulitt, O. W. Scott,
W. G. Smith, Isma Troth, R. R
West. The officers are J. W. Evans,
president ; H. M. Brown, vice-president;
Conard Roads, cashier.
All three of the institutions are in
a flourishing condition.
Saturday was the 57th birthday of
C. A. Wilkin and a number of his rela
tives arranged a very pleasant sur
prise for him. They gathered at his
home on S. High street shortly before
noon and this was the first intimation
any of the members of the family had
that anything had been panned.
When Mr. Wilkin came home at noon
he found to greet him and extend to
him good wishes these friends. It
was a most enjoyable occasion. Those
present besides the members of the
family were, Mr. and Mrs. John Booth
and daughter, Thelraa, of Sugartree
Ridge, Mr. and Mrs. T. M. Wilkin,
Mr. and Mrs. D. E Vance and daugh
ter and Roger Wilkin, of New Mar
ket, and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Nesbit
and daughter, Miss Nelle.
Violators of Game Laws.
In the letter from the chief game
warden to T. J. McCormlck, endors
ing his commission as deputy game
warden for Highland county, Gen.
Speaks gives the following advice to
Mr. McCormlck :
"Put forth every effort to appre
hend and convict persons who wilfully
and raallcously disregard statutes
enacted for the protection of birds,
fish and game.
"Advise public that you are prepar
ed to Investigate all violations re
ported. Remember that it is not
necessary to witness the violation In
order to institute a prosecution.
"Counsel will be provided from this
office to prosecute all cases."
Mr. McCormlck asks the aid of every
one in enforcing the laws and furnish
ing information in regard to violators.
Miss Anna Steele went to Cincinnati
last week, where she arranged to take
a mu ic lesson each week from Herr
Glllewlcz, who recently came from
Germany to accept a position on the
faculty of the Cincinnati College of
Scott Worley, of Cincinnati, spent
Sunday with his parents, here.
Robert Seybert, of Cincinnati, spent
Sunday with his sister, Mrs. N. Craig
Judge J. B, Worley attended the
meeting of the Ohio Probate Judges
Association at Columbus, Tuesday and
Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Shirley returned
Monday from Zephyrblll, Fla., where!
they have spent the past month.
Miss Anna Steele spent Friday and
Saturday with her sister, Miss Ellen,
MlssLadoraReam.of Berry vllle, was the groom was a handsome blue crepe
the guest of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Stor- r de chine, nis sister, Miss Zella, was
and Mrs. D M. Evans, from Thursday charming In a charmeuso dress of
until Monday. . robin egg blue, trimmed in shado.v
- i iace ancj fur
Mrs. Robart Mitchell and children, ' . . .
of Mound City, Mo., re urned home I Miss Marie O. Jones went to Wash
Thursday, after an extended visit- lngton 0. n, Monday, for a weeks visit,
with Mrs. Mltchell,s mother, Mrs. Ira with Misses Edith and Gertrude Gard
F. Hiestand. i,er.
Of Miss Louesa A. Johnson
and Air. Earl V. Miller
PRETTY H0A1E WEDDING
About Seventy Guests Were Pres
Breakfast is Served
Leave on Trip.
The wedding of Miss Louesa A.
Johnson, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Charles M. Johnson, and Mr. Earle V.
Miller, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Van B.
Miller, was celebrated in the parlors
of the Hotel Parker, oa Wednesday
afternoon at 4.30 o'clock, Rev. Arma
cost, of the First Methodist church, of
It was one of the most beautiful
home weddings ever solemnized in
Hlllsboro. The ceremony was per
formed In the East parlor and it was
appropriately decorated for the occa
sion with white carnations, smllax,
Soutern needle pines and ferns, trans
forming It into a bower of beauty.
The soft and mellow light of many
candles completed a perfect netting for
the joyous event.
Preceding the ceremony exquisite
music was rendered by Mrs. Roy S.
Rogers, Miss Mary B. Evans and Philip
C. Berg. Mrs. Rogers, accompanitd
by Miss Evans, sang those beautiful
songs, so appropriate for a wedding,
"Because" and "I Love Your Truly "
Several tender love melodies were
played with rare skill by Mr. Berg on
Promptly at 4 30 to the strains of
Mendelsohn's wedding march, played
by M iss Evans and Mr. Berg, trie bride
entered on the arm of her father and
p-o:eedcd through an Isle of Southern
needle pines to a canopy of green. Here
the groom and Rev. Arm. cost awaited
them and performed the beautiful ring
ceremony In an impressive manner.
During the ceremong the sweet soft
tones of "Oh Promise Me" from the
piano and violin enhanced the beauty
of the ceremony.
The bride never looked as pretty as
on her wedding day. She was beauti
fully attired in a gown of while crepe
meteor with a court train and a bridil
veil of w hite tulle. A chaplet of orange
blossoms clasped the veil. The gown
was trimmed In Duchesse lace. She
carried a shower bouquet of roses and
As soon as the bride and groom had
received the hearty congratulations of
the guests, an elaborate five course
wedding breakfast was served.
The tables were set in the hotel din
ing room and the bride's table was in
the center of the room. At this were
seated the bride and groom and twen
ty eight of their intimate friends. It
was beautifully decorated with bou
quets of pink carnations.
As is alwajs the case the cutt!nr of
the bride's cake was awaited with
much interest and caused great merri
ment, as everyone is anxious to know
who will get the ring, wishbone, thim
ble, dime and bachelor's button.
Mr. and Mrs. Miller left that evening
for a short wedding trip. They expect
to return on Monday and for a short
time, until they can secure a house,
will make their home with the bride's
parents at the Hotel Parker.
The gorgeous array of handsome and
beautiful presents received by the
bride was artistically arranged on
tables so that the guests might see
Seventy guests were present.
The following out-of-town guests
were present: Mr. and Mrs. Howard
Johnson and Bunn McConnaughey, of
Norwood, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Mc
Connaughey, of Cincinnati Mr and
Mrs. J. E Christy, Mrs. Clara L.
Smith, J. Johnson and Mr. and Mrs.
John Johnson, of Marathon, and Mr.
and Mrs. Harley Wilkin, of Washing,
ton, C. II.
The mother of the bride wore a
handsome gown of black crepe metror
with a chiffon waist over white lace.
Miss Myra Johnon, a sister of the
bride, wore a becoming dress of blue
turquoise chiffon trimmed with lace.
Another sister, Miss Claudlne, wore a
dainty dress of apricot silk.
The gown worn by the mother of