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HILLSBORO, OHIO, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 1914.
VOL. 78. NO. 45
Dr. Dempster a Preacher of Force
and Power-Subjects For
Balance of Week.
The evangelistic services at
Presbyterian church have grown In
interest and enthusiasm throughout
the week. Dr. Dempster is a preacher
of forco and power, with a winning
narcntnlltr Mint, animal's tO all. He
preaches a practical religion, free from
creeds ana tneoiogy, ueuevniK uuvu mo ,
important thing is not the form in
which you worship unnsi, out mat you
worship and live according to His
His subjects for the balance of the
week and next Sunday are as follows :
Thursday night "When Chickens
Come Home to Roost."
Friday night-"Faclng Our Record."
Sunday morning "A Froutanie in-
vestment." At this service the Broth
erhood will sit in a body in tho Renter
of the church.
Sunday afternoon Special woman's
service. t Subject "Give
Sunday evenlng-"The Last Chance."
Kills Snakes in January.
Henry Fite, one of the pioneer set
tiers of the Buford community, was
transacting business in town Monday.
He is now in his 82nd year, and when
hesettled In that section, whenayoung
man, it was all swamp. He stated
that in those times, when his wife
wanted to go to the nearest trading
point, he was compelled to carry her
upon his back for more than a mile
through water that was more than
knee keep. While talking he said that
one day last week he had killed upon
his place two blacksnakes, the largest
he had Been in years. This was the
first time he ever remembers of find
ing blacksnakes crawling about at this
time of year. Georgetown News
Democrat. . m .
Three Dollar Bank Notes.
The West Union Defender savs:
"Attorney W. 0, Coryell is in receipt
through the correspondence of J. M.
Coleman, of a $3 bank note upon the
nld Rank ot West Union. The bill is
printed on one side and bears date of
Mayl, 1839, signed by John S. Hollls
ter, as president, and H. Barnes, as
cashier. It Is in a splendid , state of
preservation and was received through
the courtesy of E. H. Frank, of the M.
Kelly Transfer Co., of Cincinnati.
Mr. Coryell says the only displeasing
feature of the correspondence Is the
request for the return of the bill
after inspection, as it would make a
nice relic to file."
Lloyd Bottle" and Elena Retta Saum
both of Hillsboro.
William Jacobs and Marie Seldon,
both of Greenfield.
John Cllckner and Frances Lemons,
both of Greenfield.
Will&rd Patton.of New Martlnsburg,
and Mary Simmons, of Greenfield.
OHvor Wood and Lavlna Lewis, both
George Myers and Nellie B. Mills,
both of Leesburg.
Arthur Berry and Sadie Calley, both
Howe's Travel Pictures.
No other production of human in
vention has made such wondrous pro
gress or risen with such amazing
swiftness as animated photography as
presented by Lyman H. Howe.
True, in our day and generation,
there is a legion of other "picture
show" of varying degrees of merit
pood, bad and indifferent: but when
ever anyone refers to the one exhlbl
tlon of this nature that is perfect to
the minutest detail It is Lyman H.
Howe's Travel Festival which comes
to Bell's Opera nouse, March 12. It
stands alone pre eminent. No other
challenges comparison with it. This
opinion is unanimous and universal
even among exhibitors themselves as
well as the public at large. Every
where east, w est, north and south
it is hailed as the matchless the
model exhibition of its kind uncom
pared because incomparable. No other
exhibition vivifies history, Imprisons
the sun's rays so effectively, brings
the march of topical events, or kind
les in our minds visions of tho world
at large, so realistically as does Mr.
Howe's perenlally popular entertain
Charles "Squibs" Day, colored, was
arrested Thursday charged with sell
ing whiskey illegally to Foster Chris
ty. He was tried before Mayor Wll
kins and found guilty, He was fined
9350 and the costs, which he failed to
uy, He was taken to the Clncln
ntl workhouse to work out the tine
IS ALL HERE
Four New Cases' Filed in the
Common Pleas Court
the Past Week
I and with the aid of a splendid volun
Against Marshal McCorillick and teer orchestra, music Is furnished such
Policeman Sonner by Ileber
Duckwall and Damages
Asked-2 Cases Tried.
Four new cases were tiled in the
Common PIeas Court during the past
Hebor 0. Duckwall asks for a judg
ment for $2000 for damages for false
arrest from T. J. McCormick as prin
cipal and Frank A. Collins, W. II
Haley and George Pugh as sureties.
The alleged false arrests were made
on Feb. 18 and Feb. 10, 1013. Mr. Mc
Cormick was marshal of Hillsboro at
the time and tho other defendants
were sureties on his bond. Mr. Duck
wall says that the arrests were made
without a warrant and without cause;
that ho was confined In the city lock
up, which was Infested with vermin;
that by reason of these arrests he was
Injured in his feelings and damaged
in his good name in the sum of $2000
for which he asks judgment.
Hebor C. Duckwall against Mack
Sonner as principal and A. H. Beam
and H. L. Lukemlre Is also for false
arrest. The amount of damages
asked is $1000. This arrest was made
on Feb. 10, 1013, Mr. Sonner being one
of the policemen of the village. Mr.
Duckwall states that this arrest was
made by Sonner upon Instructions of
McCormick without a warrant and
without reasonable cause.
Mary Payne asks for a divorce from
Arthur Payne upon the grounds of
gross neglect of duty and extreme
cruelty. The parties were married at
Wilmington May 1, 1883, and have
three children all of legal age. The
plaintiff alleges that on February 6,
1014, the defendant called her many
and various vile, profane and obscene
names and threatened to kill her
that during the whole of their mar
ried life the defendant had cursed and
threatened to injure plaintiff and
while intoxicated had thrown all sorts
of household articles at her, often
throwing dishes. The plaintiff fur
ther says that that the defendant has
utterly failed to support her or their
children during practically all of their
Damarius W. Wlllett asks for a di
vorce and alimony from A. W. Willett
on the grounds of gross neglect of
duty and extreme cruelty. The par
ties were married at Hillsboro Jan. 10,
1907, and no children were born of
such marriage. The plaintiff says that
since Oct. G. 1011, the defendant has
refused to furnish her with a home
and requiring her to furnish a home
for both herself and defendant ; that
for the last five years he has neglected
and refused to lurnlsh her with suf
ficient and proper clothing and when
asKea to iurnisn money lorsucn nur-
poses would abuse and mistreat plain -
tiff ; that part of the time during the
last two years he has neglected and re
fused to furnish her with proper food;
that on Jan. 4, 1014, he deserted plain
tiff without cause, leaving her with
out money. The plaintiff further al
leges that the defendant is the owner
of $2000 worth of bonds, also other
bonds the amount of which she does
not know and also has money in his
possession and on deposit in the Hills
boro Bank & Savings Co. She asks
that he be enjoined from disposing of
this property, that she be granted a
divorce, reasonable alimony and re
stored to her former name of Damar
ius W. Woodrow,
BEFU8ES TO REFORM CONTRACT.
The caso of James M. Johnson
against Charles F. Whlsler was heard
Dyjuuge JNewDy Monaay. this a&
tion arose out of a contract for the
niire.hasH and sala nf lumhnr. TTnrlpr
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the contract Whlsler purchased 115,
000 feet of lumber from Johnson for
$1,050. He had paid $1,450 on this
amount. Whlsler claimed that a mis
take was made when the contract was
drawn and that instead of being for
115,000 feet of lumber it should have
been for all the lumber in the woods
and asked that the contract be chang"
ed to read to that effect. Johnson de
nied that there was any mistake In
the written contract. Judge Newby
tef used to change it.
On Tuesday Judge Newby heard the
case of Charles D. Johnson, as county
treasurer, vs. George B. Eylar. This
Interest Continues, Building- Be
ing Crowded Each Night
The evangelistic services at tho tab
ernacle have drawn large crowds dur
ing the past week. The Interest and
enthusiasm have grown in proportion
to tho attendance. One of the most
inspiring features of every service Is
the splendid music. Professor Shaul
nas organized a cnorus 01 zou voices
as has never been heard In this section
of the country. Mr. Shaul Is a talented
leader and much credit Is due him for
the splendid song service each night.
Evangelist Wlfhite strikes terrific
blows at sin. In a recent sermon, he
emphasized the truth that Jesus came
to seek and to save the lost. The lost
did not refer to the aristocracy nor to
the self-righteous only. His message
was for them, but wrapped in their
own garb of hypocrisy and conceit
and sin, they failed to make a proper
application of his teaching. The gos
pel Is intended for all the poor, the
' lame, the blind, the halt, as well as
i for those who think themselves more
I richly endowed with material pros
I perity. A terrible warning Is pro-
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I way of any lost soul seeking access to
the Father through Christ.
On next Sunday night, there will be
a 43 piece orchestra. The music last
Sunday was great, but with the added
Interest upon the part of the musicians
of the city, an unusually attractive
song service will be held. There have
been 224 accessions to date.
A special train for Sunday night
has been chartered from here to
Lynchburg, leaving here at 10:30.
Two hundred will come from Lynch
burg and it will be so arranged that
they can attend all of the Sunday
A special traction car will leave here
Friday and Sunday nights after the
services, running as far as Dodson
ville Chicken Pie Supper.
A chicken pie supper served by The
Domestic Science Department of our
Public Schools will be held next Satur-
day evening from 5:30 to 1 o'clock in
the dining room of the Presbyterian
We all agree that there is more truth
than poetry In the lines of Owen
"We may live witnout poetry music and
We may live without conscience and live
We may live without friends; we may live
But civilised man cannot live without cooks
Where is the man that can live
Cooks, yesl and good ones too is
what they are training in the Domes
tic Science Department of our schools
so ably presided over by Miss Head.
Hillsboro mothers haye earned the
well deserved reputation of being
good cooks and now the daughters are
aiming to become just as proficient in
the domestic art.
Everyone knows how working to
gether stimulates and lightens labor
1 an(1 ll ,s a real Pleasure t0 watch the
vounK Brls!ln wh,te caPs and aProns
serving the product of their own
On Saturday evening you can taste
and prove to yourself the merits of
The supper will be given under the
auspices of the Home and School As
sociation. The proceeds to go toward
completing the room used for the do
mestic science kitchen In the Web-ter
Building Come and get a good sup-
f per. Come and help a good cause.
Come and encourage
the cooks. 25c
On Saturday afternoon Feb 14, at 2
o'clock in the church parlors, there
will be a meeting of all the missionary
organizations of the Methodist Church
to be aaaressea uy Mrs t. w liaay.
' Mrs. Eddy comes tO US lllglllv reCOm-
mended as a most pleasant and force
It is especially hoped that all mem
bers, so far as possible, of the Young
r People's Society be, present to partici
pate in this meeting. Committee
suit was for the collection of taxes as
sessed against the land and personal
property of Eylar for the building of
Free Turnpike No. 95 Eylar claimed
that he was entitled to a division of
territory with what is known as the
"Whiskey Road." Judge Newby
granted the division with the Whiskey
Road and enjoined tho treasurer from
collecting the taxes assessed except on
the basis of.dlvlslon of territory.
By Hon. 0. N. Sams in Article
in Which he Briefly
States its Provisions
MANY CHANGES MADE
And Their Effect Upon Financial
Article Everyone Should
Read and Study.
The News-Herald and Its readers
are Indebted to Hon. O. N. Sams,
president of the Merchant's National
Bank for the following analysis of the
new currency law. In It are given all
of the Important features In language
that everyone can understand and It Is
Indeed with pleasure that the News
Herald presents to Its readers such
an able review of so Important a piece
of legislation by one so familiar with
the subject as Mr. Sams.
The new currency law known as the
Federal Reserve Act became a law De
cembar 23, 1013 and Is the most Impor
tant financial legislation In the U. S.
In fifty years. The law consists of over
thirty paces of closely printed matter
and only such an anal sis will be made
as will present It most important
A Federal Reserve Board of seven
members sha 1 be appointed consisting
of the Secretary of the Treasury,
Comptroller of the Currency and five
others selected by the President with
the consent of the Senate for a term
of 18 years at a salary of $12,000, each.
Of the five appointive members two
shall be experienced In banking or U
nance, the other three representing
the commercial, industrial and agri
cultural Interests of the country.
The Federal Reserve Board exercises
general supervision over the reserve
banks and the entire banking system.
The country is to be divided Into not
less than 8 nor more than 12 districts
or regions. The Act provides that the
Secretary of Treasury. Secretary of
Agriculture and Comptroller of Cur
rency shall compose an organization
committee to designate Federal Re
serve cities In which shall be estab
lished Federal Reserve Banks. This
explains much that we now read In the
Cincinnati dallies about the regional
bank. The location of a reserve bank
in a city will prove a great advantage
to the banking and business Interests
of any city so favored.
All national banks are compelled to
become members of a Reserve bank or
give up their charters at the end of
one year. State banks and trust com
panies may become members only un
der the rules and regulations provided
for national banks. The capital stock
of a Reserve Bank shall not be less
than $4,000,000, and each member bank
Is required to subscribe In an amount
equal to 0 per cent, ot Its capital and
surplus which stock it cannot transfer
or hypothecate. If the banks fall to
subscribe sufficient capital the stock
may then be offered to the public.
l'OWERS OF RESERVE BANKS.
Federal Reserve Banks are granted
1. To receive deposits from mem
ber banks, from other reserve banks,
and from the U. S. but cannot receive
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banks growing out of commercial and
agricultural transactions to an amount
not exceeding one-half of the paid up
capital of the member bank.
3. To establish the rate of discount
and regulate other operations of the
4. To deal in gold coin and bullion,
buy and sell bonds, and establish ex
change accounts at home and abroad.
DIVISION OF EARNINGS.
After the payment
of the necessary
expenses of the Reserve Bank, the
stockholders are entitled to a 0 per
cent annual dividend. The earnings
remaining after expenses and dividends
have been mot shall go to the United
States as a franchise tax and the
creation of a surplus fund until It
shall amount to 40 per cent of the paid
in capital stock.
All reserve banks are exempt
taxation except on real estate.
The new law Is more liberal to the
Banks in the matter of reserves than
the old law. Country banks under the
National Bank Act are required to
keep 15 per cent of all deposits in re
serve whereas the new law fixes the
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Charles Stratton Cuts Throat
With Razor After Striking
Daughter With Shovel.
Charles Stratton attempted suicide
Monday mornlncr, cutting his throat
with a razor. Wednesday afternoon
his physician stated that he had a fair
chance to recover.
The rash act was committed follow
ing a quarrel with his step-daughter,
Miss Mabel Stratton, in which he
struck her with a shovel knocking her
down and rendering her unconscious.
In his passion he had not noticed that
it was a shovel he had picked up, until
after he had struck the girl. ,
In a fit of remorse which followed
the striking of his daughter he secured
arazor and Inflicted two deep gashes
in his throat. The cuts extended al
most entirely around his njck leaving
o ly about an Inch and a half on the
back and a half iuch In front over the
wind pipe While the Incisions were
deep he fortunately missed the large
artery in the neck.
A physician was at once called and
dressed the wounds and It was at first
thought that it would be impossible
for him to recover, but he has Im
proved steadily. The step daughter,
who Is about 18 years of age, was not
Mr. Stratton was employed at Par
shall's Hardware Store.
Mrs. Alpheus Cochran, of Westborr,
was the guest of her brother, J. W.
Gossett, Saturday and Sunday.
Of Sunday School Association Will
be Held ai Greenfield
June 4 and 5.
A meeting of the officers of the
Highland County Sunday School Asso
ciation was held at Mowrystown Mon
day night, twenty members being
A plan was adopted for a uniform
report from each Sunday School in the
county, this report to be made weekly
by each superintendent to the special
secretary of the association, Rev. S.
E. Wilkin. These reports are to be
published each week In the county
Arrangements were made for a
meeting of the superintendents of the
county at Hillsboro soon. The object
of this meeting is to Increase the
interest of the superintendents and
further the work.
The County Convention will be held
at Greenfield June 4 and 5. A commit
tee was appointed to secure speakers
for the convention and Instructed to
secure the best regardless of price.
The good people of Mowrjstown
gave a banquet for the officers of the
association following the meeting.
An Appeal to Our Men.
Editor News Herald :
Sing a song ot microbes.
On a city street,
Four and twenty millions
Underneath out's feet.
When the mud Is drying.
The beasts begin to floit
Aren't they very dreadful things,
To gallop down one's throat.
The wives, mothers and daughters
of Hillsboro wish to make a strong
and earnest appeal to the husbands,
fathers and sons of our community to
refrain from spitting on the pave
ments, street crossings and floors of
public buildings, stores and offices.
There Is no ordinance now against
this filthy habit and It costs sorae-
thlnB to have an ordinance passed-
but even If there Is no money availa
ble Justnow for this purpose if it be
comes necessary to pass an ordinance
to brpak up this habit the women can
get busy and earn It.
But we cannot but think that this
habit can be broken up without spend
ing money or Imposing fines upon the
men of our town and community.
Here the appeal is made to the best
and manliest Instincts of our men and
' boys to refrain from the SDlttinir ha-
We believe this Is mainly thought
lessness upon the part of those who
practice this obnoxious and dangerous
habit, perhaps too, It is from Ignorance
as to its dire effects of the spltune fill
ed with disease germs being a menace
to the health of our town. How these
germs of disease are carried by the
wind and lodged perhaps In the nose
or throat of a member of your own
family Then you wonder where they '
caught this or that disease, and it
costs you not only the doctor's bill,
hut sometimes the life of a loved one. ,
Can we not make a long pull and a
strong pull and a pull altogether for a
clean and sanitary town, especially
when it does not cost anything but
the sacrifice of a bad and dangerous
habit. One Who Ib Interested,
Of Real and Personal Prop
erty Made by County
FIRST MAN ON THE LIST
Selected in Each DktrictAllen
T. Pence Declines Appoint
The deputy real and personal proper
ty assessors for Highland county were
appointed by County Assessor McMul
len last Thursday. Mr. McMullen
received the list of those eligible for
appointment from the State Tax Com
mission on Thursday and at once made
his selections, taking the man in each
district who passed with the highest
Thellstof ellgiblesfo'lows, the name
of the man appearing first in each dis
tricts being the one appointed assessor, :
Brushcreek township Walter E.
Parker, J. S Kesler, Geo. W. Stultz.
Clay township A. D Robblns, John
B. Puckett, Levett A. Earhart.
Concord township W. G. Uhoten,
Edwin Redkey, H. F. Overstake.
Dodson township Jasper H.Chaney,
Plnckney O. Robinson, Benjamin F.
Fairfield township Clarence Wood
manseo, Frel E. Hardy, William Leav
erton. Hamer township Alvln A Klrk
hart. Jackson township William H. New
kirk. Liberty township M. G. Kelley.
Hillsboro Village-H. S, McClure,
George Brown, William Thomas.
Madison township John H. Wood,
W. O. Simmons, Albert G Cockerill.
Greenfield Village-Charles M. Uhl.
Marshall township Jacob F. Wil
kin, Will J. Frump, Albert W. Lucas.
New Market township Allen T.
Pence, Albert Shelton.
Paint township Edwin C. Roads,
Earl P. Carter, John S. W. Spargur.
Penn township Arthur Johnson.
Salem township Pleasant II. Shaf
fer, James W Duvall, Theodore Shaf
fer. Union township Ted Roush.
Washington township George C.
Puckett, Thomas S Soale.
Whlteoak township John C. Vance,
John Nave, W. W Workman.
Mr. McMullen, while refusing to
make public the grades of all those
passing, stated that John C. Vance, of
Whlteoak township, received the
highest grade, which was 99.7. It Is
certain that not many, If any of those
who took the examination throughout
the state, made a higher grade than
The State Tax Commission has fixed
the maximum number of days allowed
each deputy assessor for performing
his work and is as follows : Brushcreek
45; Clay 35; Concord 30; Dodson 45;
Fairfield 50 ; Hamer 25 ; Jackson 25 ;
Liberty 45; Hillsboro 40 ; Madison 30 ;
Greenfield 50; Marshall 25; New Mar
ket 30 ; Paint 50 ; Penn 30 ; Salem 25 ;
Union 30; Washington 25 ; Whlteoak
The salary of the deputies is $4 a day.
All of the deputies appointed have
accepted with the exception of Allen
T. Pence, of New Market township.
, who declined the appointment. Albert
Shelton, who passed second In that
township, was appointed In M r.
' County Assessor McMullen has
called the deputies In for Friday at 1
; o'clock. At this time John A. Dodds,
from the office of the State Tax Com
mission, will be present and give the
deputies Instructions In regard to their
Probate Court Proceedings.
W. E. Parker appointed guardian of
Laurence Alden Parker et al.
Thos. E. Shaw appointed guardian
of James Houston.
Will of Robert E Nea) probated.
Sidney Jane Neal elected to take un
der will of Robert E Neal. f
Mary Hollerinand Mary Ann Burns,
executors of Cornelius Curry, filed In
ventory and appraisement and peti
tion to sell personal property at pri
J. C and I, T. Roads, executors
John Roads, filed first account.
Will of Mary Roush tiled.
Mary E. Bennett committed
Will of M. F. Carroll probated.
Mary L. Carroll elected to take
dor v. ill of M. F. Carroll.
J. E. Carroll appointed administra
tor with will annexed of M. F. Carroll.
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