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THE NEWS-HERALD, HILLSBORO, OHIO, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 1014
February 23, 1914.
Hugh Stockwell spent Saturday and
Sunday with his sister, Mrs. Walter
Lemon, In Illllsboro.
Leonard Boush and wife and baby
spent part of last week at the home of
Orley Shaffer at Harrisburg.
Frank Mcltfcol, of New Vienna, and
Richard Boush and wife were guests
of C. S. Burton and family Sunday.
Leonard Fawley, of near Martins
ville, visited his sister, Mrs. E. K.
Shaffer. Not much change In Mrs.
Owing to the prevailing sickness
among the children here the school
has been almost deserted, only five
scholars being able to attend the past
week. All reported better and some
of them will be able to attend the
coming week. Miss Loree Jones is
convalescent, but still confined to her
bed with a slight attack of pneumon
ia. Boy Wood was a guest of Ralph
Shaffer north of town Sunday.
Floyd Boush went to Cincinnati on
Wednesday to take a civil service ex
amination for railroad clerk.
Miss Lizzie McLaughlin, of Price
town, visited her brother, W. C. Mc
Laughlin and family last week.
Eev. Brugh closed a very successful
revival meeting at the Beformed
Church Wednesday evening with Ave
Mrs. Eliza Pence, who has been
quite sick with an attack of the grip
for a few days, Is better.
Philip Lelninger returned to his
home in illllsboro Friday after a short
visit with his daughter, Mrs. Myrtle
McLaughlin and family.
The friends here of Clarence Shaffer
are glad to know he is recovering
from his severe sickness. His broth
er, Hershel, is now very sick with
pneumonia at his home near this
place. This family seems to have
more than their share of sickness.
Mr. Shaffer, himself, has been an ia
valld for some time.
Feb. 23, 1914.
This community was visited by the
worst snow blizzard Sunday night and
Monday that there has been in this
part of Highland county for years.
Emanuel Roush and wife visited H."
C. Boush and family Wednesday.
Quite a number from here attended
the spelling school at Chaney College
Friday night. All report a good time.
John King is teacher.
Mrs. Nancy Cochran entertained her
children Friday, Feb. 20 in honor of
her 73rd birthday.
Lewis Shaffer and wife Olney Pence
and wife, of Danville, and D. A. Pul
Ham and wife were guests of Theodore
Shaffer and wife, Wednesday.
Mrs. Jesse Cochran and daughters,
Ruth and Helen, are visiting her par
ents, Robert Dalsley and wife, at
Ora Shaffer and family spent Wed.
nesday with J. C Landess and wife.
Eev. FdUst Conducted a f unoral at
Mrs. Eichard Ishmest, oT Middle
town, is visiting her parents, William
Dodson and wife.
Chris Duvall, of Blahchester, spent
one day last week with P. F. Certier
Warren Workman and wife, of Win
kle, visited M. M. Workman and
Charley Barr and family have moved
back to their farm.
Bert Landess and wife and daughter,
Pearl, spent Thursday with J. A.
Young and family. .
Mrs. Herman Charles spent Saturday
night with Perry Fawley and family.
Guy Custer and wife and baby, of
Hollo wtown, and Lavern Cochran were
guests of C U. Sanders and wife, Sun
day. Leslie Warraan and family spent
Sunday with his parents, Tom War
man and wife, at Harwood.
Elraont Donohoo and wife, of Dan
ville, spent Sunday with James Dono
hoo and wife.
There were quite anumber of Stanley
Haynes.' friends had a woodchopplng
for him Wednesday. Stanley has been
in very poor health but is better at
The Literary was well attended Sat
urday night. On next BVlday evening,
Feb. 27, there will be a good debate
A good program will be rendered.
Wm. Haynes, of New Market, visit
ed his son, Stanley, and family, Sun
day. Misses Hazel Gossett and Blanche
Pulllam, or Winkle, spent Friday night
with their cousin, Miss Buth Foust.
Last year only 23 murders were com
mltted in the city of London.
Hostess (gushingly) They tell me
doctor, you are a perfect lady killer.
Doctor (modestly) I assure you, my
dear madam, I make no distinction
whatever between the sexes London
Some of the largo Atlantic steamers
have 150'fiiemea each.
II IS THIS NAY
By FRANK FIL80N.
"Yes, Mister, Coyote's Despair sure
Is a bit slow, and I don't blame you for
thinking so. You see, this town hasn't
quite recovered from the shock wo
had last month. It cleaned us out,
too, especially Abe Finkel and Sam
Corbott, and all through the schoming
of Cy Holmes, a Ynnkee trader who
happened to be born about an hour
earlier than the rest, of us.
"You see, It was this way. When Cy
Holmes opened his store on Main
street nobody thought he would last
long. There was Abe Finkel and Sam
Corbett holding tho trade, and nobody
kicking at their goods So Cy Holmes
"That Is, until Miss Mabel come into
the game. Miss Mabel got down off
tho stage about five o'clock one after
noon. The word had been passed, and
he hadn't bartMy descended before
there was a respectful and admiring
group around her.
" 'Can any gentleman tell me where
t can get accommodatlonr In Coyote's
Despair?' she asked, turning up her in
nooent blue eyes.
" 'Yes, Miss,' answers a hundred
voices, and two hundred legs forms In
procession and escorts her to BUI
"It wasn't long before we learned
her story. She had been a school
marm back east, and the doctor had
ordered her to Arizona for her health.
She'd had enough money to get to
Coyote's Despair, and there she had
"If Abe Finkel and Sam Corbett had
had an ounce of sense but what's the
lse of talking? Inside of a week Miss
Mabel was tho pride of Holmes' store
and the envy of them two. Cy
Holmes found trade was booming. As
for Coyote's Despair, there wasn't a
nan between the age of eight and
ninety that wasn't In love with Miss
"I guess three-quarters of the town
proposed marriage to her during the
Irst two weeks. And Miss Mabel was
They Stood Glaring at Each Other.
a kind-hearted girl; she didn't want to
hurt the feelings of the rest by ma
king her choice.
" 'I tell you what we'll do, boyB,' she
said one evening, blushing prettily. 'I
love you all, and when Mr. Holmes
rtrna Ytn tr Ana nnvt wmntfi 1M IllfO tfl
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get married. But I can't choose. That
wouldn't be fair, when you're all so
Uood to me.' And then she outlined
her plan, which was nothing less than
this: Mr. Holmes waB to give coupons
with all his Bales, and the purchaser
that had bought the most by six
o'clock on the night before ho chysed
up and left town, which would be In
just a month, was to have Miss Ma
bel. "You can guess what a senBatlon
this made in Coyote's Despair. Old
Jim Weatherbee, elghty-.nino last birth
day, packed his kit on his old mule
and hiked out to find the lost gold
mine that everybody's been looking
for these fifty years and more. As for
the rest of us, we soon saw that it
would simmer down to Abo Finkel
and Sam, who were the richest men in
town. However, Miss Mabel wanted)
it that way, and after a while we got
sort of reconciled.
"That was the busiest week that Cy
Holmes had ever known, but the next
three were busier. As for Sam and
Finkel, they didn't do ten cents' worth
of business a day, and didn't seem to
care. Morning, afternoon and eve
ning, they were In Cy Holmes' store
buying out his stock. Everything was
marked at its price, according to
agreement, so that there could be no
crooked business, and every purchase
was marked on a slate and hung in
the, middle of the store,
"Of course, there Was a few who
tried to win Miss Mabel as well as park pushed on through tho pathless
Sam and Abe, but they soon give up forests until he reached a point be
when, at the end of the first week, tween 9 nnd 10 north latitude, where,
Abo had a total of $1,265.19 to his ac- in attempting to make his escape from
ount, while Sam was running him the natives who were about to kill
close with $1,242. Then Sam made i.i t. ,,, n,r.ai i v,Q ninhtv
a smirk and at the end of the second
week had gone up about $50 ahead of
Abe. By the middle of the third week q, Gregory, in New York American,
it was a neck and neck race, along in .
the two thousands, and Abe and Sam j,pg n Hawaii,
had got so that they wouldn't speak to In HawaH one.thlrd of t'he total en
each other when they met. roliment of 30,000 school children is
"as tor miss xviaDei, sue just sai
'there behind the counter, when she
wasn't busy getting down things,
which wasn't often, and smiled on all
the boys impartial like,
e boys impartial like.
"Wo had a sweepstake on the re-
suit, as well as a little money out, and
the general opinion was that, although
Abo had a little more money than
Sam, Sam would win out by dogged
ness. Try as hard as he would, Abe
couldn't get away from Sam. By the
end of the third week they were run
ning neck and neck, Abo with $3,000.20
and Sam with $2,999.76. And when
the end of the fourth week come, and
It was within a couple of hours of
closing time, Abe was $4,817.09 and
Sam was $4,814 even.
"They stood glaring at each other in
sldo Cy's store, which had been pretty
well divested of everything. Tho
shelves was bare, and tho show
cases was empty, and they was
looking around to soo what could be
"'I'll tako that boiler 1' shouts Sanl,
pointing to an old, rusted-out boiler
In a corner, which nobody had thought
of buying. 'How much, Cy?'
"'Fifty dollars,' Bays Cy, and away
goes Sam ahead of Abo. Abe looks
round with a worse glare than ever
In his eye.
"'I'll tako tho fittings!' ho yells,
triumphant like. 'How much for the
shelves and show cases, Cy''
"'Two hundred and fifty,' answers
Cy, coolly, and Abe gets the lead once
more, and then there didn't seem to bo
anything left to be bought Abe sits
down and pulls out a fifty-cent cigar,
and leers at Miss Mabel as though he
"Tho boys had been so Interested
that nobody had thought to go Oown
to the coach office, but just then a
stranger, who had come In on the
stage, strolls Into tho store. He was a
sort of dude, built like Samson, six
feet Ave, or thereabouts In height and
with muscles like three trunks run
ning all over him.
" 'Can you oblige me with a package
of cigarettes?' he asks of Cy, mild
like; and all the boys grins. The cig
arettes had gone In tho first week,
when the offers were low.
" 'Sorry I'm out of cigarettes Just
now,' Cy answers, winking at us.
" 'Dear me!' says the stranger. 'How
unfortunate! Haven't :Tou got any
thing to sell at all?'
"'I'm closing up for good,' Cy an
swers. 'Tonight's the last. I sell out
and get out.'
"'Well, I guess I'll take the store,
then,' answers the stranger. 'How
" 'Ten thousand,' answers Cy, and
the fellow pulls out a wad and flings It
"There was a silence for about two
minutes, and then something hit the
floor. It was Abe's cigar,-and, what's
strange, he never picked it up again.
"That's all, mister. The stranger
takes Miss Mabel by the arm and
leads her to the coach office, and some
how nobody didn't feci like doing any
thing about it. I heard, though, that
Miss Mabel had left a husband back
east, and that Cy Holmes was a sort
of connection of his. But you hear
such lies nowadays you never know
what to believe. However, when Sam
and Abe gets their new stock in next
week I guess things will be booming
(Copyright, 1913, by W. Q. Chapman.)
TRULY A GREAT PATHFINDER
Mungo Park the First to Plunge Fear
lessly Into the Heart of
Mungo Park started out on his Af
rican expedition the first serious at
tempt that was ever made to explore
the "dark continent" 118 years ago,
October 24, 1795. The lion-hearted
Scotchman, with two negro servants,
set out from Gambia, on the west
coast, and plunged fearlessly Into the
task which, before him, no whito man
had ever attempted.
It took a real man to plunge Into
the unknown Interior, filled with tales
of tho monstrous and the terrible.
Hugo serpents, roaring lions, great
black cannlbalB, Bcorchlng heat, dead
ly feverB who would dare to chal
lenge these things. And so Africa re
mained "dark" until yesterday, as it
were, while Moses was battling with
his problem In the Arabian wilder
ness; while civilization was maturing
in Egypt and Greece; while Roman
republics and empires were rising and
falling; while the modern nations
were coming Into being; while Cru
Baders were fighting, and troubadors
were singing; while Columbus was
discovering the new world, and Wash
ington was founding the United States
But at last the man and the hour
met, and the son of the Selkirkshire
farmer took his brave leap into' the
mystery. In the mystery he remained
a year and a half, when he reap
peared, returned to England and
wrote "Travels in the Interior of Af
rica," a book which is still one of the
most Interesting in the libraries of
In the year 1805 Mungo Park start
ed on his second trip to the dark
continent a trip from which he was
never to return. Resolved, with true
Scotch irrlt. to "discover the mouth
nf tho NIrmr nr nnrlah In n nffemnl "
'. j,i, .i,nni.i ,.fwi
,.B mo'a mtimr monument. Rev. T.
Japanese, and the Japanese are in
creasing their attendance more rapid
ly than any other race. Americana
and other Caucasian races, exclusive
j of tne Portuguese, constitute only 12
J per cent or the enrollment.
I WHAT THE "WHY" WAS
$ By R. B. 8HELT0N.
McPhee walked down to the car
with' tho eminent surgeon, McPhee
was plainly worried. As they reached
tho big. limousine and the surgeon
was about to step in, McPhee laid a
hand on his arm.
"You're not satisfied with the way
he's coming on, are you?" he said
boldly, with a backward nod of his
head towards tho rough little shack
on the hillside.
Tho surgeon looked at him narrow-1
ly. "No, I'm not," ho said simply. i
McPhee scowled. "What'll we do?" .
The surgeon shrugged his shoul-
dero. Then he got into the car.
"I'll be over again this afternoon,"
he said. I
He nodded to his chauffeur. The
car went spinning towards Renford in
a great cloud of dust. L
Across the hills came the whirr of
pneumatic drills and tho squeal of
cranes and the puffing of donkey en-1
glnes. McPhee knew ho should bo
over at the tunnel. Every minute of
his time was precious, but instead of
going over to the works, ho trailed up
the hills to the little cluster of com
fortable looking camps. On the porch i
of one sat a sallow young man
wrapped In blankets. Beside him was
the orderly the surgeon had brought
out from tho hospital
"Oh you Billy Crail!" called Mc
Phee, trudging up the rough path.
"You're looking a pile better this
morning. I'm coming to call."
"It's a pity I ever got out alive," .
"You don't mean you're a quitter?"
said McPhee with lifted brows.
"Not generally," said Billy. "Just
now well, maybe I am."
"Why?" said McPhee.
Billy was silent.
"He never asks how things are get
ting on," thought McPhee. "He
doesn't care about anything. This
Isn't like him. There's a why to It
somewhere. I wonder what the why
Aloud he said, as a car puffpd up to
the foot of the hill: "Hello, here's
the doctor back. Or, no it Isn't either.
He's in a limousine. Who's getting
out? By George, a woman!"
Someone was running up the hill, a
girl, young, lithe, eager. Her long
veil streamed out behind her; she
was stripping off her gloves as she
There was a cry from Billy Crall,
a queer, childish, broken cry. He half
rose from his ghair, the chair he had
noi ien. wuiioui ue.p iur WOBB uu
The girl gained the porch. She
seemed not to see either McPhee or
the orderly there. Her eyes were for
the stricken man.
"Billy!" she cried. "Oh, Billy,
Then Bhe sank down herhead on his
"I've como. I ran away. We Just
got back on the Pollnla. I didn't
know about the accident until then.
And I didn't know what what wo
meant to each other .until I heard you
might die. Oh, Billy!"
Billy Crall's voice came, very un
steadily. "Was he with you?"
"The marquis? Yes. I ran away
irom him, too."
"It said in a paper a paper I saw
I-t week that you were to bo married
"Surely. To you, Billy."
"You are going straight back
there," said Billy Crail faintly, but
with an evident attempt at firmness.
"Of course I am. And you're go
ing with me. We'll go straight back
to get their forgiveness."
McPhee suddenly came ito his
senses. He tiptoed backward, off tho
porch and down the hill. But he had
not gone a hundred yards when Billy
Crall's voice hailed him. He looked
back. There miracle of miracles
was Billy Crall standing erect on tho
porch edge. Ho was making a
trumpet of his hands.
"Oh, McPhee!" he yelled. "Bring
my duds over from your camp. My
decent things are all In the trunk
there. Bring them a-runnlng, will
At five the limousine of tho eminent
Burgeon stopped at the foot of the
hill. McPhee met him. McPhee was
nil ngrln. The eminent surgeon
liked that. McPhee had not grinned
that way since the accident to Billy
"How'b the patient?" said tho sur
geon. "Better, I tako It from, your
He turned and looked at the porch.
It was quite empty.
"Good Lord, McPhee, where'B the
patient?" he gasped.
McPhee took him by the arm.
"Get in," he said, pointing to the
Mystified the surgeon entered. Mc
Phee followed. He leaned forward to
whisper grlrwlngly to the chauffeur
before he closed the door.
They sped away, across the hare
hills, away from the" noise, of the tun-
nel work, to the first little village Just
. heyond. They stopped at a little ivy
covered church, beside which nestled
an ivy-covered rectoryv McPhee got
out and beckoned to tho surgeon.
They tiptoed to an open window of
the church and took off their hats.
"You know you said there must be
a why to his slowness in coming back
after the accident. Well, that's It,"
"And he's marrying it?" grinned the
LOST IN A BIG CITY
In New York Thousands of Per
sons Vanish Every Year.
MYSTERY OF THE MISSING.
What May Be the Fate of the Many
the Police Fall to Find and Whote
Dead Bodies Do Not Arrive at the
Morgue Is an Unsolvable Enigma.
More than 4,500 persons are reported
to tho Now York police every year ns
missing. Of theso about 3.500 nro res
idents of tho city, while tho remainder
Tho New Yorkers who vanish from
their homes are reported to the police
stations in the local precincts, nnd
thoso cases aro handled by the pre
cinct authorities. But the reports of
missing visitors, regardless of where
made originally, ultimately go to the
bureau of missing persons at pollco
Information from official sources
shows that minors constitute approxi
mately two-thirds of tho Now York
residents stated to be missing annu
ally. Tbo remaining one-third is com
posed chiefly of men.
It Is estimated that more than one
half of the 3,500 are located by tho po
lice, dead or alive, or return to their
homes soon after disappearance, noti
fication of tho return being sent to the
officials. Of the remainder It is esti
mated that at least one-half ultimately
arrive back home in safety, but no no
tification of the fact Is sent to the po
lice. This leaves about 850 persona per
year who utterly vanish. What be
comes of them Is one of the mysteries
of the metropolis. They disappear as
though they were so many bubbles.
Some of them doubtless kill themselves
or are killed, their bodies never being
discovered. Some of them, It may bo
set down for certain, run away from
their matrimonial mutes. But what the
fato is of tho great mass of them no
man can say.
Of the large number of minors who
figure each year as missing, police
officials state that the big majority
aro youths and girls between the ages
of fifteen and twenty. They are often
wage earners, disgruntled with con
ditions at home, either because they
have to give what they consider too
Jarge a proportion of their wages to
tho family exchequer or because they
think their parents too strict with
them in tho matter of pleasure seek
ing. Of th 1.000 rpsldnntn of nthpr nlnrprt
forwhom the police nro annually ask-
to ,ooki a considerable percentage
aro men who have como to New York
to find relaxation from the workaday
grind in the gayeties of Broadwayi
They get Into the whirl of things
rather more than they Intended and
are lost to their friends' view for a
few days Ultimately most of theso
wanderers In the fields of frivolity
turn up all right, with a bit of head
ache, perhaps, and a determination
not to seek relaxation quite so per
sistently on the next New York visit
Other strangers to the city get sepa
rated from tbelr friends in the sub
way or on the elevated or get lost In
the streets, uud then tho pollco nre
asked to find the missing ones. Immi
grants In transit from European coun
tries to inland points In the United
States frequently wander off from the
parties to which they are attached
and have to bo found through tho me
dium of the police.
In tbo course of a year the police
receive scores of letters from foreign
countries inquiring about friends or
relatives of the writers who were last
heard from in New York. From Zan
zibar and from India, from Australia
nnd from Egypt, from Europe, from
South Ameiica, come letters of inquiry.
The proportion of these nonresidents
of New York never to be heard of
again as estimated by tho police is
about the same us in the case of New
York citizens. That Is, something more
than one-half of the 1.000 are located
by the police or return to their friends,
the police being so notified. About one
half of the remainder finally reach
their friends .ull right. It is estimated,
the police not being notified. This
leaves approximately 250 visitors to
New York who vanish yearly without
anything whatever being known of
their fato. With the 850 New Yorkers
who absolutely disappear, there is thus
a total in round figures of 1,100 per
sons who every twelve months are lost
to sight as utterly as though they had
stepped behind u magic curtain.
The bureau of unidentified dead has
mado a collection of the marks put on
clothing by nil laundries In New York.
When a body Is found which has no
means of Identification except through
laundry marks the marks are com
pared with those on file In the bureau.
If the victim's clothes prove to have
been laundered In New York the laun
dry Is visited, and from examination of
Its books It is usually possible to trace
the Identity of the dead person.
Names of tailors and of clothing
manufacturers also lead to many iden
tifications. Tattoo marks have In sev-
eral instances meant Identification. A
majority of the unidentified dead are
found In the watpr Most of them nre
doubtless sulfides. Others of the uni
dentified cases nre due to street car ac
cidents, suicide by gas and sudden
death in the street from natural causes
Photographs are taken of all bodies
and prove of much aid in making iden
tification. In occasional Instances Iden
tification from photographs has result
ed even after burial in potter's field.
New York Times.
Labor is preferable to Idleness
brightness to rust Plato.
Column ' f
A.A..A.A.A.AAAaAAAAA&j.aX .... T
Farm and Town property always
for sale. Money loaned on Real 'Es
tate. Wade Tuknkr,
Merchants Bank Bldg,
D, Leadbetter, real estate, fire In
surance and pensions. Office 134 S.
J?on Rent Two houses; one four
and one five rooms. Good location.
Dn. Walter S. RuDESELii,
adv 320 Vine, St.
Fob Sale Good farm horse, eight
year old. B. W. Muntz. Hillsboro, O.
FouSale An oak extension table.,
and chairs. A wood heating st6ve and
an oil heater. Cohn's Millinery Store.
For Sale Clover and timothy hay,
baled, and baled fodder, by the bale,
ton or car load.
(3-5) Hillsboro, Ohio.
First Sips of Failing Vision
Are not always accompanied
by eye distress
Headaches, Smarting, Burning
Lids, Shooting pains in the Fore
head, Floating Spots before the
eyes after close work.
Are some signs that your eyes
need glasses. Don't neglect
Qr, C, F, Fails
THE EYESIGHT SPECIALIST
Office l.door East of Economy store.
lUaln Street, Hillsboro, O.
Saturday, March 7, all day
CLINCH COLLAR LAMPS. No plas
ter. Have stood the test for years.
Good crystal, splendid finish, new
choice patterns. Flat hand lamps,
fitted with the "Snap" Burner and
Only 4 dozen In the lot, so get yours.
Stabler's 5 & 10c Store
If not satisfied with the OIL you
are using try our
16c per Gail on
You will find that Chamberlain's
Cough Reraedyhas recognized advan
tages over most medicines in use for
coughs and colds. Itdoesnotsuppress
a cold but loosens and relieves it. It
aids expectoration and opens the secre
tions, which enables the system to
throw off a cold. It counteracts any
tendency of a cold to result in pneumo
nia,. It contains no opium or other
narcotic, and may be give i to a child
a&confidently as to an adult. For sale
by All Dealers. adv
. m m
It gives an impressive idea of the
immensity of the international trade
carried on In vessels to read that 55,-
000,000 tons of coal are consumed In a
year in the furnaces of ships employed
in international commerce.
John Pfarr- will clean and press and
mend that suit until i. will look u
good as new. I also do dry cleaning.
Give me a call, Drunner's Shot
In France experiments with freezing
fish In blocks of ice for transportation,
are being tried, Ithe assertion being
made that they lcanl.be revived by slow
thawing and sold alive.