HILLSBORO, OHIO, THURSDAY, MARCH 26, 1914.
VOL. 78. NO. 51
On N. & W. Discussed at Meeting
of Business Men's Associa
Aspeclal meeting of the Business
Men's Association was held at the
Court House Thursday night at which
the schedule for passenger trains on
the Sardinia Branch of, the N. & W.
Mr. Steck, an Inspector of the Public
Utilities Commission was present, lie
stated that his sole purpose was to Uud
out what schedulo would give the best
accommodations to those who use the
line ; that he had been to Sardinia to
find put the sentiment of the people
there; also at Mowrystown and had
made Inquiries at several of the other
small towns alongthe road. Mr. Steck
stated that about 14 months ago upon
petition signed by several hundred
patrons of the road a change was made
In the schedule. This schedule had a
train leaving Hillsboro at 7:30 a. m.
and returning here at 11:30 a. m. ;
leaving here at 2 40 p. m. and return
ing at 8 p. m. This schedule was in
effect until a few weeks ago when a
petition was again presented asking,
that the schedule be changed which
was donelving the following trains :
arrive at HUlsboro 1.25 a. m. leave
T7.30 a. m. ; returns to Hillsboro 11 30
a. m. ; leave -2. 40 p. m.
A number of Mowrystown citizens
were present and there is no question
about how they feel. They want the
schedulo recently abolished again put
into effect and no one can blame them
for this. 'Under the .present schedule
they can not goby train to any othej
town than Hillsboro and get home the
same day. tt also gives them poor
A .general discussion of the question
was had Thursday night and It devel
oped that many people living along the
line between here and Mowrystown
preferred the present schedule as it
gave them more time in Hillsboro and
it was also shown that under the for
mer schedule the sale of tickets from
Mowrystown to Hillsboro dropped oil
100 a month.
Mr, Cheney, of the general manager's
office of the 17. & W. was present and
stated that J,he schedule abolished was
unfair to the company that It lost on
an average of 310 per day on the night
train while it was run and did not
think they should be compelled to
operate a train that was not used any
more than wa that train.
The people of Hillsboro generally
prefer a schedule on the N. & W.
Shlch will bring the most people to
lllsboro and this is only natural.
The people of Hillsboro do not use the
N. & W. but very little for traveling
purposes and from that standpoint its
schedule Is of slight interest. They,
therefore, do not consider the matter
of such Importance that they should
take a decided stand one way or the
other. The people vitally affected are
those living along the line between
Hillsboro and Sardinia and they should
be flrst.consldered. The majority of
these people it is contended by some is
in favor of the present schedule, the
only opposition being on the part of
the resldsnts of Mowrystown.
The question of whether the sched
ule recently abolished with slight
Changes could not be arranged was
.discussed. The suggestion made was
to have a train leave here at 8 a, m.;
return at 11 a. m..; leave at 3.40 p. m.
and return at 8 p. m. Whether such
a schedule can be arranged Is doubt
ful, but If it can It would be an ideal
solution of the difficulty for everybody
but the railroad company, giving the
Mowrystown people the service de
sired and also giving people coming to
Hillsboro more time here.
Mr. Steck, of the Utilities Commis
sion, made a thorough and painstaking
Investigation and will undoubtedly
make an unbiased report and work out
the matter as fairly as possible.
- Salary of Tax Officers.
In another column will be found an
article by "An Independent Vote"r and
Tax Payer' In this article he asks
the editor tq ell what Is the salary of
the assistants In thejofflce of District
Tax Assessor John McMullen. The
combined salaries of the two assistants
amount to $1380. I
Mrs. Minnie E, Carper .entertained
the following members of the Larkln
Club at her home near Dallas on
Thursday : Mrs. William Smith, Mrs.
A. E. Warnock, Mrs. William Davis,
Mrs. John Lewis and daughter, Mr.
and Mrs, John E. Fisher and daughter,
Anna, and Mr. and Mrs. T. W, McCoy
and daughter, Marie.
John Arbuckle, aged 74 years, died
at his home at Mechanlcsburg March
14,, He had been sick for only a few
hours. Mr. Arbuoklo was a former
resident of Hillsboro. He is survived
by three daughters.
FATHER SHOOTS iB0BBY BURNS IS DEADi
AND KM I ON Greatest of A" 0nio Race Sires '
Alii iVlLLO 3Uni niprl nt Wacliinorrrtrt f II I
Alonzo Easter, of Near Mar
shall, Mistakes Young
Son For Burglar
HEARD CLOSING OF DOOR
And Seizing- Shotgun Rushed to
Door and Fired Inflicting ,
Wound in Ann of Child
Prom Which lie Dies.
Alonzo Easter, who resides on the
farm of F. II. G. Bell near Marshall, '
aocidently shot his nine year old son,
Everett, about 1:30 Saturday morning,
the boy dying from the effects of the
wound at 1:30 that night.
Mr. Easter thought his son was a
burglar. The boy had got up shortly
after 1 o'clock and gone out of doors.
The father was awakened by the clos
ing of the door and thinking burglars
had been in the house Jumped out of
bed and seizing a shot gun ran to the
door. Just as he stepped out.the door
he saw a figure going around the cor
ner of the house and he pulled the gun
and fired. The boy was only about
twelve feet from him and the entire
load of shot entered his left arm on
the Inside just below the elbow and
ranging downward tore the flesh from
the arm and. shattered the bone.
As soon as the grief stricken father
realized his terrible mistake be carried
the boy into the house and Mr. Bell
was notified. Mr. Bell at once tried
to call Dr. Mason over the telephone
but the telephone was out of order
and he had to go to four places before
he could get the call through and it
was over two hours before Dr. Mason
was at the home. He at once gave the
boy attention stopping the flow at
blood. Another physician was then
called byDr. Mason to assist him in
dressing the terrible wound.
The boy seemed to be getting along
very well Saturday after the wound
was dressed, but about 0:30 that night
became worse and died in a couple of
hours. He was a delicate child and
unable to stand the loss of blobdand
the shock from the wound.
The funeral was held Monday after
noon at Pisgah church, conducted by
Rev. Given Kesler, of Harriett.
The Easters are tenants on the farm
of F. H. G. Bell and are poor people.
A few days before the accident Mr
Easter had sold a small piece of prop
erty for which he received about $100.
This money he had in the house Friday
night. It was a large sum for him to
have and as there had been quite
a little petty thieving in the neigh
borhood during the winter months he
was afraid of burglars. Early that
evening Easter and his wife had had
their fears.aroused by hearing sounds
about the house and pielr dog had
been very much excited, growling and
barking for sometime. Going to bed
in this excited condition Mr. Easter
when he heard the door close in the
night had no other thought than that
he had been robbed and grabbing his
gun ran to drive the thieves away or
catch them, with the terrible results
Both Mr. and Mrs. Easter are pros
trated over the most deplorable occur
A second bowling tournament start
ed Friday night of last week. Five
teams of three men each have been
organized. The members of the teams
are as follows : Walter Stanley, M. H.
Weddlnp-. Fred Vanp.fi James Mnllp.
nix, Leo Shaw. W. 11. WalkerGeorge
Barrere Jr.. llarrv Nlckeson. Ellis
Moorhead-Harley Holt, Roy Hughes, current comes during about 3 hours
R Q.Davies Granville Barrere, Clark ln the evening when the greatest load
Wlsecup, Slgel Mullenix. i of tlle 2i hours has t0 be Provided for.
The team of which James Mullenix However, any person with a grievance
is captain defeated the team of which aKanst a public utility company may
Harley Holt Is captain two games out caM upon State Public Utility Com
of three Frldav niirht and Can Stan- mission for a hearing of the difference
ley's teum took two out of three games
from the team of which Granville Bar
rere is captain on Tuesday night.
non. Dan T. Gray, chief of Animal
Husbandry for the state of North
Carolina, has been the guest this week
of Dr. and Mrs. H, M." Brown and
Incidentally purchased a few pure bred
t m At m v
horses from the stables of Brown &
Miss Virginia and Master Charles
Bell, who with their parents, Mr. and
Mrs. O. E. Bell, have been snendlnir
the winter at Daytonja, Fla , returned
1mm a fiVIHnw fPlian wava ainnmnq nlatl
by their aunt, Miss Florence Hane, cf
Marlon, who will stay with them until
Mr. and Mrs. Bell return home. Mr.
Bell has been sick, threatened with
typhoid fever, but is much better.
Died at Washington C. II.
Bobby Burns (2:l9i), Ohio's greatest
producer of standard performers, died
Tuesday In the stable of his owner, J.
L. Rothrock, In Washington C. H.,
aged 20 years. With 127 standard per
formers accredited to him, and with
sterling representatives of the Burns
family scattered from Maine to Cali
fornia and with other brilliant sons
and daughters of the great sire doing
sensational work on the turfs of other
countries. Bobby Burns stands today
a marvelous success as a sire of great
race horses. .
The fastest of the get of Bobby
Burns thus far to appear on the race
track Is Glenwood M (2:07), who was
bred and owned by Charles W. Mark,
of Washington C H. sold a few years
agolo Austrian horsemen for $20,000.
Doctor Mack (2:09) was the next fastest
trotter produced. Kenneth Mack
(2:09) coming next.
Many of the get of Bobby Burns are
owned In this county.
The Light Contract.
Editor of News Herald :
The street lighting contract expires
In September, but already action has
been taken by Council, who have de
manded nearly a 50 per cent, reduction
In yearly rate per lamp while the
Light Co has offered to cut from
$79.50 to $09.50 and a 10 per cent, cut
on commercial lighting.
Council rpsolved to employ an engi
neer and architect to make estimates
on a proposed municipal plant and
Mr. Beecher, of the Light Company,
circulated a referendum petition re
ferring the action of Council direct to
The man on the street Is at sea and
wants to be shown.
The HUlsboro Light & Fuel Co. has
an investment of perhaps over $60,000
ln,3 generating units, transformers,
wires, poles, lamps, boilers and num
erous necessary equlppment and sup
plies. It- costs the company 3 810
cents per kilowatt to produce current
which at present is sold for lighting
at 10 cents per kilowatt to users of
small power fdr 5 cents and large users
of power for 4 cents. The street lights
consume 528 watts of current, 0 0 am
peres at 80 volts, each burn 3,600 hours
per year with a current consumption
of 1900 kilowatt hours. The town pays
$70 50 per light per year and it costs
the company $11 50 per light per year
for trimming and repairs, so the com
pany gets $68 for 1900 kilowatts or 3
6-10 cents per kilowatt. The proposed
rate of $69.50 per year would make the
net return per kilowatt about 3 cents.
Cincinnati pay $50 per year for lamps
consuming 200 watts of current and
burning 3919 hours per year or at the
rate of about 5 cents per kilowatt or
not counting trimming or repairs in
either case the Cincinnati rate Is 0 3
cents and the proposed rate for Hills
boro is 3 6 cents per kilowatt.
The proposed lighting rate 9 cents
per kilowatt is as low as In most towns
except where largo users or all night
users get advantage of a sliding scale
There are not over 3 users of current
here who would be benefitted by a
sliding scale of rates.
The rates for
in most Ohio
power are lower than
There are 87 street Hghts-and they
cost the town $6916 50 per year and
this is a good big share of the reven
ues so Council turns to municipal
ownership as a solution. Users of cur
rent for commercial lighting natural
ly feel unfairly treated when they pay
10 cents per kilowatt while power
users get the same current for 4 or 5
cents. Power users consume a nearly
steady current all day long when the
' load on the Kenerators Is relatively
small while the demand for lighting
of opinion and for an adjustment of
ltl') VI Mtll WW4U M4lhilUl UI1UC1 1419
The Utilities Commission has almost
absolute control over a corporation ln
pnbllc service ; no rate can be chanced
no stocks or bonds Issued or any other
changes made without permission of
the Commission ; ln short the corpo
ration aomg a puuuc uusiness is rigm-
ly hedged about with numerous pro
tilrlna niiH rcot ttittlrrir In mln.
visions and restrictions in order to
safeguard the public nor Is the corpo
ration permitted to suffer unjustly at
the hands of a munlplpal government.
in tne present case, nore, the Utili
ties Commission may be the court of'
last resort and sucn procedure would
s.eara more sensible than a lot of bluf-
Hillsboro needs current for street
lighting now and before long for
pumping water and can purchase cur
rent for both purposes at very low
rates and perhaps at less cost than in
a municipal plant.
' W. E. DuOKWALL.
"Running Lifes Bases"
Subject of Talk to be Given at
f'rpchvtnri n n rimrrli h
Presbyterian Church by
Ren Mulford Jr.
Ben Mulford Jr., of Cincinnati, wil
speak at the Presbyterian church on
Sunday, March 29, at 2:30 p. m. on the
subject, '"Running Life's Bases".
Mr. Mulford was for years baseball
writer for Cincinnati papers and is a
lover of the great national game Ills
speech has been given ln all parts of
the state and Is adapted especially to
Interest men and boys. The Presby
terian Brotherhood invites the public
generally to this rally.
The address is a parable of life and
suited to all. Men and boys will sit
together In the central sections of the
church, other sections will be open to
women and girls.
The "Times-Star" says the address
is a "platform classic". Mr. Mulford
Is an elder In the Norwood Presbyte
rian Church, has served as vice-Mayor
of Norwood, as President of the Nor
wood Republican Club, as also Presi
dent of the Advertiser's Club of
He Is a man all should hear and the
service is open to all. An offering will
be received at the service.
Opposses Tax Law.
Editor News-Herald You spoke
In last week's News-Herald about a
farmer writing and speaking in favor
of the new tax law or Warnes law. I
failed to see the letter in your paper.
From what I have seen and understood
about the law, I have failed to see the
good points in it, for it certainly Is a
kingly or one man power law, with lots
of red tape about it. They claim it
will be a great benefit to the farmer
tax payers in that it will get so much
more money on the tax duplicate.
Well, It looks like "robbing Peter to
pay Paul," when they put orte dollar
on the tax list, it takes two to get it
there, or It looks that way. Look at
the high salaried officers fr m Colum
Take our own county (Highland)
The district assessor gets $1800 a year.
I do not know what his assistants get.
Would the editor tell us through the
paper? Eighteen hundred dollars a
year. Oh, my 1 that Is lots of money.
It would build or repair lots of roads.
A r.1 tia tnurnaVif n rr r1lcf.rt4-. occoccnr
gets four dollars per day. What is the
use of this extra graft ? When there
are lots of just as good men and even
the man -that get 8 the job would do
the work for two dollars per day.
Better put this extra money on
ttia rnaito Ark Tftoli 13aoVTTa"li rt
minister said when he was soliciting
money for a mission cause, that' a
Scotchman kept the Sabbath and
everything else he got his hands on
but an Irishman took everything you
would give him and then asked for
more. Tlie Americans, some of tnera,
take everything that is loose and then
try to dig up more. "See."
Why you cannot get up a subscrip
tion for (supposed) Charitable Institu
tion but they want twenty-fi ve per cent
for getting up the subscription, when
there was nothing else doing. "See."
Ahain all the otllcers from Columbus
down get a slice out of this extra tax.
I think all that Is left will not amount
to much. Yours for a square deal.
An Independent Voter and Tax Payer.
The petition of William Custer and
others for the construction of a turn-,
pike, beginning near the residence of
Frank Foust, near Prlcetown, and
running in a south-easterly direction
to the Stralghout and Buford turn
pike near the residence of P. Q. Fen
ner a distance of about 31 miles, was
heard by the county commissioners on
Monday. A remonstrance had been
filed and after hearing testimony from
both sides the commissioner refused
to grant the pike holding that there
was an tqual number within its,
bounds for and against the pike.
IS ALL HERE
Three New Cases Were Filed
in Common Pleas Court
the Past Week.
ONE IS DIVORCE SUIT
George W. Brown Asks $2,500
Damages From D. If. Fox For
Three new cases were filed In the
Common Pleas Court during the past
Velma A tor asks for a divorce from
Earl Ator on the crounds of extreme
cruelty. The parties were married
Sept. 20, 1009, at Greenfield and have
no children. The plaintiff states that
ln 1911 when she was pregnant with
child that the defendant said that the
child was not his and at other times
has accused her of Infidelity causing
her great distress and mental anguish;
that at one time the defendant shoved
her over a chair ; that the de'endant
has frequently come home intoxicat
ed ; that he was often away from
home the greater part of the night
and was often seen In the streets an1
in the playhouses of Greenfield with
other women and has so conducted
himself as to lead plaintiff to believe
that he is tired of her and would pre
fer some other girl for a wife. She
asks for a divorce and that she be re
stored to her'malden name of Velma
Alice Fallon against Mary E. Con
noly and John Fallon Is for the parti
tion of In-lot No. 26 In the village of
Hillsboro. The plaintiff says that
she Is the owner of the undivided one
third part of the premises as one of
the helrs-at-law of John Fallon, de
ceased, and that the defendants are
each the owner of the undivided one
third part of the premises as helrs-at-law
of John Fallon, deceased. The
plaintiff asks that the premises be
sold and the proceeds divided among
the parties according to their respec
George V. Brown asks for $2,500
damages from D. H. Fox for the
wrongful withholding from his posses
sion of about 73 acres of land situated
in Union township, Highland county
and Green township, Clinton county,
from Jan. 7. 1914, to March 19, 1914.
The plaintiff says that on December
24, 1913, he purchased from Fox the
above land and about 254 acres ln ad
dition ; that on the same date he gave
a mortgage to Fox on all the premises
for $22,500 ; that on Jan. 7, 1914, as a
condition to the transaction an agree
ment was entered Into between him
and Fox whereby the deed, mortgage
and note were to bo placed In hands
of N. Craig McBrlde to be held by Mc
Bride until the defendant paid to Mc
Brlde $500 due on Dec. 24, 1914 ; $1000
to be paid on Dec. 24, 1915, and $1000
to be paid on Dec. 24, 1916, when the
deed was to be turned over to the
! PI1,nt"t"d u" moSS and note
to the defendant. The plaintiff fur
ther says that he was to have imme
diate possession of all the land. It
would seem that the defendant was
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land transferred until the plaintiff
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plaintiff says that the defendant has
withheld from him the possession of
the land, contrary to the terms of the
argreement to his damage ln the sum
of $2,500 for which he asks judgment.
Marshall Assessor FillislieS Work.
Jacob Wilkin, the assessor for Mar
shall township, made his report to
County Assessor John McMullen last
Saturday. He shows a net gain of
$19,175. This is in personal property
only. Marshall is one of the small
townships of the county. Several of
the other assessors will finish their
work this week and make their re
ports. The total valuation of personal
property in Marshall township this
year is $163,260. Last year it was
$144,085. A few changes of a minor
will probably be made in
Mr. and Mrs. E&coe Ervln were the
guests Sunday of Dr. and Mrs. O. A.
L."C. and J. W. Campbell have sold
the Squaro Deal Grocery to I. K.
Vance Mr Vance will take charge
April 1. J. W. Campbell, who has
been running the Square Deal Grocery
will assist his father at Campbell's
To Whom Paid and For What
Purpose the Money of the
County is Expended.
W. B Elliott, labor, 851.50
J. T. Fenner, removing snow, $4.
J. E. Strain, labor, $13.75.
Jno. Satterfield, cutting trees, $2.
A. J. Winegar, labor, 316 50.
Jno. W. HIser, labor, $16.50.
Ray Kler, removing snow, $1.50.
B. K. Wilkin, labor, $15.14. .
P. A. Hopkins, labor, $24 60.
Henry M. Wilkin, gravel, $1 30.
Wm. Bare, labor, $3
F. A Shull, labor, $22 75.
M. M. Workman, labor, $18 50.
W. Z. Wlndom, labor, $5.
Lewis & Long, opening ditch, $10.
Albert Pearce, la or, $11.80.
Beaver Bros., labor, $9 50.
Wendel Summers, clearing road, $24.
C. W. Johnson, clearing road, $7.50.
J. G. Redkey, labor, $13.50.
Berry Spargur, repairs, $300.90.
F. A. Shull, labor, $21 50.
Wm Bennington, labor, $41 50.
J. W. Countryman, clearing rd, $1.50.
Arthur Mercer, clearing road, $6.
Boden Milling Co, coal, $14.24.
J. A. Hodson, clearing road, $16 40
Jno. Satterfield, clearing road, $6.50.
A. O. Shlmp, clearing road, $14.25.
T L. Connell, clearing road, $8 10.
Geo. Rolfe, clearing road, $3.75.
W H. Minke, labor, $70.
Peter Lewis, repair road roller, 81.
F A. Shull, rep, $22
M. Delnlnger, rep, $5 50.
J. K. Polk, rep, $22 50.
Ralnsboro Agricultural Society, tax
Strain & Son, burial Beeson, 75.
A A. Davis, burial Hller, $75.
Cincinnati Work House, mainten
ance prisoner, $03.
C. N. Winkle, envelopes, $31.36.
Superior Printing Co . sup, $29.95.
Barrett Bros , sup, $63.55.
J G. Redkey, repair, $3.
Henry Carlisle, lumber, $35 65.
Albert Pearce, repair, $14 50.
W. Z Wlndom, repair, $5 25.
Walter Puckett, repair, $72.10.
W. A. Roberts, repair, $20.25.
Clark Ogden, repair, $1.10.
Probate Cuufi hocccuiiigs.
Cyrus E. Shaffer appointed txr of
Li Jl L S.j-Oer
O A.Tcin.;, adi-iro.lj, II '.Y.,!l&u.s,
ill. J 3.ol aaJ H.1.U uujouut
Will of Eva J. Kramer filed.
Robert Hopkins, admr of R. H.
Hopkins, admr of Wm. Florence, filed
C. E. Abraham appointed gdn of
Carl Abraham et al.
Martha K. Van Pelt, gdn of Roland
H. Van Pelt et al, filed first account.
Maggie Gossett appointed gdn. of
Everett Gossett et al.
Will of Stephen Sauner filed.
Will of John Conard filed and pro
bated. Mary E. Conard elected to take under
will of John Conard.
Mary E. Conard appointed exrx. of
Elizabeth Y. Garrett appointed exrx.
of O. N. Garrett.
OHle E. Van Zant appointed gdn or
Walter Van Zant et al.
Dessle Mills appointed admrx. of
Fire Saturday Night.
The lire department was called to
the home of Mrs. M. T. firoirnr nn K
j Walnut street Saturday night, but the
fire had been extinguished before It
arrived. The blaze hid started ln a
room occupied Jty Mr. and Mrs. Fred
Pope and some of their bed clothes
which were In a hamper In the room
were destroyed. It is thought to have
started from a Hue in the room, the
grate of which had been stuffed with
paper, the paper catching from the tire
in the room below,
S. S. Class Entertainment.
The Phllathea Class of the Baptist
Sunday School met at the home of
their teacher, Mrs. Flora McCon
naughey, Friday night, March 20. The
subject was "St. Patrick's Day." A
very strong program was rendered and
dainty refreshments were served. Not
all of the members were present.
i Those that answered roll call were
Mrs. McConnaughey.Mrs. Irene Euver
ard, Misses Lucy Vance, Florence
Prlne, Nollle Johnston and Rachel and
John G. Beekman, of Latham, and
Ellle F. Lelnlnger, of Hillsboro, R. D.
Walter R Davidson, of Hillsboro
R D. No, 1 and Rosa A. Frump, of
Hillsboro, R. D. No. 10.
Lewis Babbitt and Lola Edwards,
both of Hillsbcro.
Mrs. R. L. Watts, of Marshall, is
visiting her daughter, Mrs. J. Ed.
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