HILLSBORO, OHIO, THURSDAY, MARCH 12, 1914.
VOL. 78. NO. 49
DEAT.H 0f0HNC0NARD MQflJ QUESTION .PROBLEMS OF
Prominent Citizen Dies After Lin
gering IllnessWas An
SECOND ROUND PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Started Sunday With Good At
tendanceCottage Pra y e r
Meetings a Feature.
Plumbing and Electric
DESCRIPTION OF ROOMS
And Arrangements For Accommo
dation of Patients as Explain
ed by President of Com
pany, S. Kincaid.
A representative of the Nbws-IIku
ALDhad the privilege Tuesd ly of going
through the hospital building and
having pointed out to him the Im
provements and the work being done
there. Steward Kincaid, president of
tho Corapaoy( accompanied him and
very kindly informed him in regard to
ail the details of the work.
A hot water heating system of tho
latest and most improved plan has been
Installed and the building can be com
fortably heated In the most inclement
There will be five bath rooms In
stalled and hot and cold water at
convenient places on every floor. Sev
eral sanitary drinking fountains will
also b9 put in. Most of this work has
The electric wiring for the building
is almost completed and Is perfect in
every detail. Also there will be elec
tric call bells-In every toom.
Painters and plasterers were busy
finishing up their work, but it is hardly
probable that the building will be
ready so that furniture and equip
ment can be put in place for a cuople
of weeks and probably not ready for
use for a month or six weeks.
The walls of the halls both up stairs
and down are painted a leather color
brown about four feet from the floor ;
from there to the celling a buff color
and the ceilings a cream color. Excel
lent judgment has been used In select
ing the colors for the walls of the
different rooms for patients and all of
them present an attractive appear
ance. The operating room Is on the second
floor In the north west corner. In this
room every thing 19 white The walls
six feet from the floor are of Keene's
plaster tile and from there to the cell
ing and the celling white plaster. The
floor will be of white tile. All of the
corners In this room have been round
ed; also where the celling and walls
Join so that there will be no place for
dirt to accummulate. Opening into
it is a room for the operating physi
cian and his assistants, in which are
wash stands with hot and cold water,
thewater being turned on by pressure
of the foot, and with many other con
veniences for the physicians when
preparing for operations. A room for
the nurses In which they will Tiave all
of the necessary, articles for operations
also opens into the operating room.
The men's ward is on the first floor,
the north east corner room. The
women's ward Is on the second floor,
the middle room on the east side and
adjoining it is the children's ward In
the south-east corner. The room
Which will be furnished by Mrs. W. B.
Bobinson in honor of her father, Dr.
William Hoyt, is in the north-east
corner room ou the second floor. The
room which Senator J. B. Foraker will
furnish is the south east corner room
on the first floor. The room of the
head nurse is at the north end of the
hall on the second floor adjoining the
' The hospital will have ten prlvats
rooms for patients, Foraker memorial
room, Hoyt memorial room, men's
ward, women's ward, children's ward,
operating room, office and reception
room, head nurse's room, dining room,
kitchen, five bath rooms and two out
door sleeping rooms.
To one unfamiliar with hospitals it
would seem that excellent judgment
and good taste had been used in a 1 the
arrangements and no expense spared
to. make this a model hospital.
Death of Mrs. James Puckett.
Mrs. James Puckett, aged 42 years,
died at her home on S. High street
Wednesday morning, She had been
lctt for two week with a complication
of diseases. The body will betaken to
Buford Friday, where funeral services
-will be held that afternoon at 1 o'clock
: at the Christian church.
Notice to Odd Fellows.
. All members of Lafayette Lodge
& a, I. O. O. F, are requested to be
prewnt neit Monday nigh), March 16,
y$M tlwre will be work in the First
' dgrM, SkobbtabyJ
John Conard died at his home here
Tuesday afternoon at 5 o'clock after
a lingering illness with dropsy, com
plicated with troubles arising from a
wound received In the Civil War.
The funeral services will be held
Friday morning at II o'clock at the
Methodist Church, conducted by Rev.
Earl R Slutz and Dr. W. II. Shields ;
interment in Hillsboro cemetery.
Mr. Conard was born in Pennsyl
vania Sept. 30, 1837, and came to Hills
boro when a young man. lie entered
the Union army shortly after the out
break of the Civil War, enlisting in
the 12 O. V. I. lie was wounded at
the battle of Oloyd a Mountain in Vlr
ginia. He was shot through the chest
the bullets penetrating his lungs and
coming out his back. This wound al
ways ga.ve him trouble and had to be
dressed almost dally. He suilured the
hjrrors of Llbby prison for four
On September 28, 1869. he was mar
ried to Miss Ellen Chaney, who sur
Shortly after the close of the war.
Mr. Conard was employed in the ser
vice of the United States Internal
Revenue Department and with the
exception of four year , when he was
the deputy county trearurer under E.
O. Hetherlngton, continued in the
service until a few months before his
Mr. Conard was a man of high char
ecter and real worth, always standing
for those things which he believed to
be rignt. He was a faithful member
of.the Methodist church and for years
sang in the choir.
Real Estate Transfers.
Allen Thomas to Lydia Ross, Liber
ty tp, lot, $1.
Lydia Ross et al to Allen Thomas,
Hillsboro, lot, $1.
Allen-Thomas et al to Benjamin
Thomas, hillsboro, lot, $1.
Ella Jackson to M. Irwin Dunlap,
Madison tp, 147a, 81.
Leonora Hopkins to Robert Hopkins
et al, Danville, lot, $1.
Dan L. Satterfleld sheriff to Nelson
James, Madison tp, lot, $7250.
Catharine Layman to John Smith et
al, Hamer tp, 2a, $200.
Samuel J. Buck to W. R. Collier,
Greenflold, Jot, $1.
C. P. Luttrell to Troy Ware, Liberty
tp, 140a, $1.
O. W. Shaw et al to E. C. Rector,
Concord tp, 212a, $1.
Daniel T. Partridge to C. E. Cocker
Ill, Madison tp. 21.2a, $1.
H. M. Fullerton to E. L. O'dell et
al, Madison tp, 160a, $1.
Joseph E. Cowman to Orvllle Cow
man, Madison tp, 35a, $1.
J. L. Caldwell to Henry Rowe, Madi
son tp, 66a, $1.
W. K. Dunlap et al to Lee Otie For
neau et al, Greenfield, lot, $1
J. L. Caldwell to M. Irwin Dunlap,
Madison tp, 151a. $1.
George W. Bruce to M. Irwin' Dun
lap. Madison tp, 42a, $1.
Ben Jamison to II. M. Gllllland,
Fairfield tp, 63a, $1.
Robert Hopk ns et al to B. F Davis,
Danville, lot, $1.
T. Frank Jones et al to Mary Ayres,
Penn tp, 50a, $5966 81.
Mary J. Ayres to D. H. Fox, Penn
tp, 50a, $5060 81.
D. H. Fox to Frank McVey, Penn
tp, 50a, $8378 81.
T. Frank Jones et al to Z. H. Carey
et al, Penn tp, 80a, $5910.51.
Z. H. Carey et al to Frank McVey,
ienn ip, jua, svsu.
Jacob O Wilklns to Sarah E. Work
man, New Market tp, 9a, $400.
John D Leaverton to Daniel T.
Patridge, Penn tp, 78a, $1.
Ora B. Yochum to J. H. Araey,
Whiteoak tp, 10a, $1.
Samuel Manifold to John D. Leaver
ton, Fairfield tp, la, $1.
Nellie W Butler et al to Olive Cryte
et al, Hillsboro, lot, $1.
Olive Crute et al to John J. Crute,
Liberty tp, 21a, $L ,
W. II George to Samuel Manifold,
Leesburg, lot, $1800.
Amanda Hawk to John W. Sprinkle,
Jackson & Scott tps, 40a, 500
Mary A. Louderman to Acton Alle
mang, Fairfield tp, 71a, $1.
Edward McQuitty to Nelson Glas
cock, Whiteoak tp, 5a, 81.
Florence E. Williams et al exrs to
S. K. Haslam et al 125 1, $7222 72 ,
R. T. Clements to David Clements,
Highland county, lot, $500. .
Charles L. Yochum et al to Ora B,
Yochum, Whiteoak tp, 82a, $1.
Lewis O, Ballentine to Parthena
Sanders, Highland, lot, 875
Benjamin Walllngford to Frank
Beard, nillsboro, lo , $75.
Noah Winkle to George F. Winkle,
Whiteoak and Eigle tps 10a, $200.
George V. Brown to J M. Crozler,
Union tp, 248a, 81.
Referendum Petition Circu
lated by Light Company
for Special Election
COUNCIL RECINDS ACTION
Empowering Light Committee to
Employ engineer at Special
Aleeting Saturday to
A special meeting of council was
held Saturday afternoon. At this
meeting the only business transacted
was to receive a report from the light
committee and act upon that report.
It will be remembered that at the
regular meeting of council on .Monday,
March 2, the light committee was em
powered to employ an electrical en
glneor to furnish plans and specifica
tions for a municipal light plant and
estimates of costof installation of such
The committee reported that it had
not taken any action and was dis
charged. A resolution was then passed
reclndlng and repealing the resolution
pm powering the committee to employ
Follow Ing the meeting of Monday of
last week. Lyman Beecher, manager
of the Hillsboro Light & Fuel Co., be
gan circulating a petition asking that
tlie question of employing an engineer
as called for In the resolution be re
ferred to a vote of the people and fix
ing,tlie date of the election at the
regular election to be held Nov. 3,
1914. Mr. Beecher stated that his
purpose In asking for sucli an election
was that the question of building a
municipal light plant was of such Im
portance to the village that council
should not act without a vote of the
The members of council took the
position that the time set for the
election was too far off and would
cause an unreasonable delay in settling
the question ; that the present con
tract expired next September; that
under the referendum petition council
would be held up until November to
secure plans and specifications; that
the question of Issuing bonds and
building the plant would next come
up and that further delay could be
secured when the whole question
should be settled before next Novem
ber; that they had no Intention of
taking any definite action on building
a plant without a voteof the people
and that the resolution passed at the
regular meeting was for the sole pur
pose of securing Information for the
benefits of the members of council,
so that they would know what was the
wise thing to do.
The members of council state that
they are trying as far as possible to
post themselves on every phase of the
light question for the purpose of tak
ing such action as will be best for the
people of Hillsboro.
The light question is of great Impor
tance to the people of Hillsboro and
should be carefully studied by every
one without prejudice.
"Red" White Signs Up.
Kirby "Red" White, of this place,
has signed for this season with the
Sioux City, la., team of the Western
Tho high regard in which "Red" is
held by'the fans of Sioux City is shown
bi the following clipping from the
Sioux City Tribune of March 6:
"Kirby White, premier hurler on the
Packer pitching staff last season and
picked by many baseball experts as
without a peer In the Western league,
will wear a Sioux Clcy uniform for
the coming year. FoT weeks the money
kings of the Federal league have beeu
flirting with the big redtop, and the
anxiety over his return was not allaj ed
until his slgne I contract was received
by President E J. Ilanlon t day. ,
Accompanjiny the document was a
letter from White in which he said lie
will toe at the Tulsa training camp on
March 18, and that he willdoall in his
power to help give Sioux City a winner
this year. White practically was the
only Holdout and his signing Is a re
lief to local magnates
Pruning and spraying demonstra
tion will be given by a representative
of the Agricultural Commission of
Ohio, at the farm of F. S. Spargur,
near Ratnsboro, Thursday afternoon,
March 10. Bring samples of Injury to
your trees and shrubs. Everybody
Don't fall to heir Ralph Bingham
at Bell's Opera nouse Saturday night.
Are Ably and Fully Discuss
ed by Supt. Patterson
Each Year Than is Being Receiv
ed and Question Is, "What
Shall Be Done?" How
Aloney is Expended.
The regular meeting of the Business
Men's Association was held at the
Court House Friday night.
A general Invitation had been ex
tended to the people of Hillsboro to
attend the meeting to hear the dis
cussion of the problems of the Hills
boro public schools by Supt. C C. Pat
terson. About 100 ftere present.
As soon as the routine business of
the Association had been transacted
President Free called upon Prof. Pat
tersou Prof. Patterson had charts prepared
to clearly show all of the facts which
he presented. In his opening remarks'
he explained briefly the provisions of
. . .
the new school law as. they effected
the Hillsboro schools. He said that
the county would be divided into dis
tricts, having district supervisors and
over all the districts would be a
county superintendent ; that Hills
boro could go Into this new plan or
continue as at present as might be
chosen ; that If we went in as long as
the board of education retained the
present superintendent, the county
superintendent would have no voice in
the selection of superintendent but if
a change was desired the county
superintendent could nominate a man
to succeed him, but the board still
had the power of selection of ids suc
cessors that it did not have to eUcb
the man nominated by the county
He explained that if we went into
the new system the county superin
tendent could fix the minimum course
of study to be taught In the schools,
but he did not think that this would
In any way effect the local schools as
there was no probability that it would
equal the present course The finan
cial ben fits to accrue to the loiial
schools by going Into the system he
thought would amount to about $050.
Tiie financial conditions confronting
our schools were next taken up by
Prof Patterson. He showed the re
celpts from all sources from Jan. 1,
1013, to Jan. 1, 1911, and the expendi
tures for all purposes during that per
iod. The receipts in round numbers
were $20 000 and the expenditures
$22,500. That the school hid not faced
a deficit before tills, he said, was due
to thevwise policy carried out by the
school boards .In previous years which
had provided a surplusof $0 000. which
was on hand in 1010 when the Smith
One Per Cent Law went into effect ;
that since that time we had each year
spent more than we received for run
ning the schools and that at the end
of the present year the balance In the
treasury would not amount to over
$700, so that unless more money wa
raised next year or expenses curtailed
we would be In debt from $1,500 to
$2,000 at the end of the year. More
money, he explained, could be raised
by more personal property being re
turned for taxation, a vote of the peo
ple for a special tax levy for school
. purposes or by Issuing bonds The
expenses could be cut down by short-, Mrs. Samuel Griffin, of this place, at
oning the school year or discontinuing tended the funeral,
some of the present departments. .
He also called attention to certain Lieut. G. P. George, of U. S. Array,
improvements badly needed. He said inspected the local company of Nation
that the furnaces at the 'Webster al Guards Tuesday night. He was ac
building needed replacing and might compalned by Major Arthur N French
be condemned at anytime by a state
Inspector ; that the toilet accommo
datlonsat that building were a .dis
grace to the community and that if
the manual training work was to be
continued that It wonld be necessary
to expend about $750 for additional
These facts he thought should be
known to the people of nillsboro i.so1
they could determ.ne what action they
desired to take.
At the conclusion of his address a
number of questions were asked him,
among them the cost of each pupil in
the nigh School, the number of Pat-
terson graduate atterding and what cusslon of the questions will oa had
eacli of them pild ne stated that ' and if possible a policy adopted. An
this yew there were 70 Patterson nouueement of the date of this meet
graduates In the nigh School, that jng will be made later
each one p ild $25 and that the cost! tj10 nillsboro schools need about
was about $35 for each student and
that next year the
would be charged.
The address disclosed the condition
The Methodist revival Is In full
swing. It often seems to take a week
or so to get such a meeting started,
but this meeting has been a success
from the very start. Monday night
is usually considered a difficult night
for a meel,nffi but the house was
filled. The Methodist "round up" be
gan taonday evening. A special effort
had been made to get the first of six
groups of 110 eacli present. 45 out of
this group accupled the seats reserved
for them. Those responsible for the
attendance were W. E. Caldwell, Mrs.
Will Bean and Miss Lllllo Ayres
Tuesday night the church was filled
again. GO of the sec&nd group were in 1
their places R B. Kalrley, John W. '
Fenner and Mis W. L Dillon were In
Cottage prayer meetings are being '
held all over the city. People of all
denominations are joining In these
meetings. Over 200 attended Monday, j
O.-er 300 on Tuesday.
Thursday the pastor, Rev Earl R.
Slutz, will preach on the subject,
"Sealed by the Spirit." On Friday
evening he will speak on the subject,
"What Is a Methodist-as to his practl-,
cal life." It was first announced that
this sermon would be elven Thursday
night, but when It became know n that
the matter of "popular amusements" i
would be considered, a number of the
High School students requested that
the time be changed to Friday, so that .
they could attend. I
Sunday a Gospel Team of Billy Sun-.
day converts will be here from Colum I
bus. Frank Kirkpatrick will be with j
them. Four of them form a quartet.
Reports from other places where they
have been Indlcate'that there will be
a lively time at the Methodist Church
Tne Baptist revival services closed
Sunday night with 29 accessions to
It Is good for a person to laugh and
if you want to laugh heartily hear
Bingham Saturday night. He Is a
real entertainer. adv.
Mrs. Sarah A. Doggett and son,
Frank, Miss Maude Henry and Scott
Worley were the guests of the latter's
parents. Judge and Mrs J. B Worley,
The Ladles Aid Society at the
Church of Christ will give a market of
all good things to eat, also dust caps
and aprons in the room of Simon Hlder
on east Main street, Saturday, March
11. Your patronage Is solicited.
William Howard, aged 52 years, died
at a hospital in Columbus Saturday.
The body was brought here Monday
and funeral servlresheld at St. Mary's
Catholic church. Mr. noward was
formerly a resident of Hillsboro.
Mrs. Noah B. Miller, aged 80 years,
died at her home here Friday. The
body was taken to Prospect M. E.
Church Sunday where the services
were held, conducted by Rev. ''carff.
Two children, Miss Adelaide Miller,
of this place, and Absolom Miller, of
Folsom, survive her.
Mrs. Sarah Hall, aged 91 years and
6 months, died at her home in Lynch
burg Saturday from the Infirmities
of old age The funeral was held
Sunday afternoon ; interment in the
Masonic cemetery at Lynchburg. She
is survived by two daughters Mrs.
Lizzie McKenzle and Mrs., R. B. Wig
ping, both of Lvnchburir. Mr. and
of 1st Reg. O. N. G., Capt. John M.
Pattlson, of 1st Reg. O. N. G. and
I Lieut. J. E. Lawlie, 2nd Reg O N G.
Capt. Wedding of the Ideal company
also received word that the local com
pany had been assigned to the 1st Reg
iment. The company lias been unat
tached for several months.
and needsof the public schools. It
was a discussion of the problems of
the most Important Institutions of the
town and contained much food for
thouerht. It is planned to have a
meeting at the Washington school
bulldlnir soon at which a farther dis
$3,000 more each year than they are
now receiving? How are we going to
raise this money ? It is a question
every citizen should be studying
Armory Board Will Pass on
Hillsboro Site at Aleet
ing Next Saturday
STATE ARCHITECT HERE
On Tuesday and Wednesday to
Examine Lot and Prepare
Plans for Presentation
to State Board.
The chances for a State Armory In
lllllsbjro are most favorable and It
now looks like the building would be
started in from 00 to 90 days.
Tho State Armory Board will act
upon the armory for Hillsboro next
Saturday and If favorable the work
will be started within a few months.
Capt. Carl I. Best, of Dton, archi
tect of the State Armory Board was
here Tuesday and Wednesday to ex
amine the lot, so that he could present
plans for the building and advise the
State Board at its meeting Saturday.
Capt. Best stated that while he did
not know what action the state board
would take that he did not suppose
they would send him here and request
him to submit plans unless It was
their Intention to build an armory
here. He also stated that Hillsboro
was the first place that would be con
slJereJ by the State Board.
The tentative plans drawn uy Capt.
Best call for a two story press brick
building 88 by 96 feet. The drill hall
will be in the rear of the building and
will be 53 by 85 feet. It takes the en
tire rear part of the building, running
to top of building, Tne otlicers' quar
ters are on the second floor. The room
for the G. A. R., a rceptlon room,
kitchen and dining room and room for
quartermaster's stores are on the first
The building completed will cost
i-i m m m
Death of James J. Brown.
James J. Brown, 3ged 74 jears, died
at his home here Saturday inornin .
Mr. Brown had been an invalid for
sixteen years Bofore that he was en
gaged in the drug busine s here and
at Springfield. The funeral services
were held Monday afternoon at 'J
o'clock, conducted by Rev L E. Durr
and Rev Earl 11 Slutz. Interment
was made in the Hillsboro cemetery.
He was an old soldier serving as a
lieutenant of tlie 24th Ohio Light Ar
tillery. He is survived by his wife,
and one son, George.
Probate Court Proceedings.
Ida M. Burgess, gdn of Albert Orvile
Cropper, filed first account.
Wm C. Mitchell, admr oi J no B.
Mitchell, tiled inventory aiidppiaise
ment. Wm. C. Mitchell, admr. of Jno B.
Mitchell, filed partnership, inventory
Sophia Smallej,adra, of R. M.Smal
ley, tiled iuventory and appraisement.
Frank A. Collins, exr. of Mary Ann
Toohey, filed first, final and distribu
Bonaparte Hudwell, exr of Edw.
Hudwell, filed first and final account.
B. K. Wilklns, exr. of Geo. W.
Rhoades, tiled inventory and appraise
ment. Kate II. Lafferty elected to take un
der will of Nelson B. Lafferty.
J. M. McCreight appointed exr. of
P. F. Henderson.
Myrta Chaney, exrx of Mary Roush,
filed inventory and appraisement.
James C. Roads appointed trustee
of Frances Pepplo.
Isma T Roads appointed trustee of
Julia E Roads.
Mary Ann Burns and Mary nolleran,
exrs. of Cornelius Curry, hied report of
private sale of personal property.
John F. Putman, admr of Annie
Putman, tiled petition to sell real
Will of Lydia L. Shaffer filed.
Robt. Hopkins appointed admr. of
R. 11. Hopkins.
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D. M.Meneley was called to Cherry
Fork Wednesday by the serious Ulnes3
of his father, George G. Meneloy. His
father suffered a stroke of paralysis
and is lying in an unconscious condi
tion. He is 80 y ears of age and as this
Is the third stroke lie has suffered, but
slight hope of his recovery is enter
Hugh M. Lynch, of Chilllcothe, in
spected the Masonic lodge, of Hills
boro, Tuesday night.
Tlie regular meeting of the Home
and School Association will be held at
the Webster Echool building Friday
afternoon at 2 o'clock.
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