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THB NEWSHERALD
ESTABLISHED 1837.
HILLSBORO, OHIO, THURSDAY, APRIL 16, 1914.
VOL. 79. NO.
2
LIGHT PROBLEM
WAS DISCUSSED
prof. Mcmullen resigns nqrMAL SCHOOL IDEAL FARM OF
CONTEST FOR CHILDREN
TO TAKE PLACE
OF Y. M. C. A.
AT HILLSBORO ! J.A.W.SPARGUR
To Accept Position at Cambridge
-Prof. Gutridge.of Newark,
On Potatoes and Flowers Will Be
Held By Hillsboro Fair Again
This This Year.
to Fill Vacancy.
PL
By Members of Council With
Public Utilities Commis
sion Last Friday.
POWERS AND RIGHTS
Of Council and Commission Made
Clear-Meeting of Council
and Light Company Will
Be Held Soon,
Councllroon D. M. Meneley J. A.
Head, F. J. Kelly and Ed. L. Bennett
and City Solicitor J. W. Watts went
to Cincinnati Friday and held a con-
V ference with the members of the state
fupitc utilities uommisaion. x
conference was held at the Hotel Gib'
son. Its purpose waa toflnd out the
powers and rights of council In regard
to the question of electric lights for
the village and also the powers of the
Utilities Commission.
Since the conference was held the
editor of the News-Herald has inter
viewed all of the members of council
and Mr Watts In regard to the meet
ing. The gist of what was learned by
them is as follows :
Council can by proper proceedings
appropriate or condemn the plant of
the Light & Fuel Co., that is they can
compel the company to sell its plant
to the village whether It wants to or
not, the value being fixed In a legal
proceeding.
Upon a resolution being passed by
council, the commlsslonjwlll make an
appraisement of the plant. This ap
praisement is not binding on either
the company or the village, but would
have great weight in an appropriation
proceedings.
Council has the nower to pass an
ordinance fixing the rate to be charged
!jr by the Light Company to take effect
when the presenccontract expires.
The comnanv must either furnish
light at this price or appeal to the
Utilities Commission. If appeal is
made to the Commission, it will make
an examination to determine whether
or not the rate Is fair. If it is not
fair it will fix what it considers a fair
rate.
From the decision of Commission
appeal can be taken to the State Su
preme Court and its decision is final.
While the appeals are being heard the
company can charge the old rate, giv
ing bond to refund the difference if
the rate fixed by Council Is held-to be
fair.
The Commission 'has no powers in
regard to the street lighting. This is
simply a matter between council and
the company.
Under the present ordinance the
Light Company has no right to charge
meter rent and must furnish light to
any resident of the village who asks
for it. The crdlance provides that
the company can charge 10c per killo
watt and therefore must measure it
for the consumer.
This was the substance of what was
learned from the talk with the Com
mission. The query was put to the editor by
Mr. Watts, Mr. Meneley and Mr. Ben
nett as to why the Business Men's
Assoclaslon did not take up the' light
ing problem. They said It was the
most important matter to the people
of Hillsboro, generally, that had been
up for determination for years and
that if the Association was run for
the benefit of Hillsboro it was a mat
ter worthy of its consideration ; that
if the Association was only to handle
) " trifling matters and was dodging im
portant ones, it did not deserve gener
al support.
It. is undoubtedly ttie intention of
council 'at this time to have a meet
ing with the representatives of the
Light Company at an early date. At
that meeting the company will be
asked to make Its best proposition to
the village for street lighting and
uw viiibkh "":?.' "..
commercial iignung. V"""- former's parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. B.
tlonis not satisfactory to council, a' Rundav
resolution will be passed asking the uusler' &unaa?-
Utilities Commission to make an ap- . s-
praisement of the plant. If after the and the village Is running behind
appraisement Is made council can , about $0,000 a year. It does not take
make what It considers a good con-1 an expert mathematician to figure
tract for street Slighting and believes whereltwlll be In a few years at this
that by ordinance it can secure a good rate, Mr. nead Is" of the opinion that
commercial rate it will take" that step, council has no right to make a con
lf this Is not done, It the village can tract unless It has provided revenues
purchase by appropriation or other to meet it.
wise the plant at fair figures it will do Council is also figuring upon a sav
this. If lb can not do this it. will call jngforthe village by pumping the
an election for the Issuance of bonds water for the Water Works by electrl
fer the building of a new municipal cgj power. This at present costs
nlant. I about $2,500 a year. This power it is
The present revenues of the village
are about $10,000 a 'year. Under the
present contract $7 200 a year is paid
to the Light Company for street lights
Pearce McMullen has resigned his
position as teacher in the Hillsboro
High School to accept a position as
teacher of history in the Cambridge
High School. Mr. McMullen will leave
today for Cambridge to begin his work.
L. E. Gutrldge, of Newark, has been
secured to take Prof. McMullen's place
In the local high school. He arrived
here last night and began work this
morning.
Prof. Arter offered this position to
Mr. McMullen when he was here re
cently. The position could be secured
by him only by aoceptlngat this time.
Mr. McMullen desired to take the
position but did 'not ask the school
board to release htm, If It would Injure
the local schools or inconvenience the
Board.
The Board, however, found that it
could secure Prof, Gutrldge and re
leased Prof. McMullen.
Prof. Gutrldgehas had six years
experience as a teacher, mostly In the
West. For three years and a half he
was principal of the high school at
Bozeman, Mont. He graduated with
highest honors from Newark High
School and Is a graduate of Dennlson
University.
The School Board was very fortunate
to be avle to secure the services of as
competent an Instructor as Prof Gut
rldge on such short notice and It was
only due to an Injury sustained by him.
Last summer he was Injured by a tree
falling on him. His ankles and back
were hurt. He has recovered from
his Injuries and Is again able to resume
school work.
While the people of Hillsboro regret
to lose Prof. McMullen, as he was an
excellent Instructor, they are pleased
at his deserved pomotlon.
Death of James II. Williams.
James H. Williams, aged 63 years,
died at his home on the Belfast pike a
few miles east of town Thursday. The
funeral was held at the home Satur
day at 1:30, conducted by Rev. B. F.
Smith of the Christian Church. In
terment was made in the Hillsboro
cemetery. Death resulted from pneu
monia, although he had been a suffer
er with cancer for a long time.
He was married to Miss Mary Lou
Weaver Aug. 15, 1886. His wife and
four children, Mrs. Charles Secrlst, of
Wilmington, James Eilgar, Addison
and Miss Margaret, who are still at
home, survive him.
Mr. Williams was one of the leading
farmers of Liberty township. He had
always been a prominent Democrat
and served two terms as county clerk.
He also served several terms as a
member of the Liberty township
board of education.
TWO ASSESSORS REPORT
Work Completed in Jackson and
Salem Townships-Both
Make increases.
The tax assessors of Jackson and
Salem townships have completed their
work. A fair Increase .was made in
each township, In Jackson, $13,625,
and In Salem $27,160. These gains
were in personal property. It Is un
derstood that If any changes were
made In the real estate they were
slight and were mainly to eqnalize
valuations made four years ago.
The total valuation of personal
property In Salem township this year
is $134,560. Last year it was $107,400.
In Jackson this year it is $119,800 ;
last year it was $108,235.
The assessor in Jackson township Is
W. H. Newklrk; in Salem P. H.
Shaffer.
Three assessors have now finished
, their work, Marshall having reported
a couple or weeks ago. xne increase
there was $16,165.
Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Custer, of
Cincinnati, were the guests of the
believed cn be secured much cheaper ;
from the Light Company or furnished
by the village at much less cost if the
village owns the light plant.
To Be Conducted This Sum
mer By Profs. Patter
son and Edgington
OPEN FOR SIX WEEKS
Model First Grade Conducted in
Connection-Opportunity for
Children to Make Up
Back Work.
A six weeks Normal School will be
held In Hillsboro at the Washington
school building this summer. It will
be conducted by Supt. Patterson and
Prof. A. L. Edglngton assisted by
Prof. H. B. Galllett, of Lynchburg,
and Prof. W. H. Vance, of the local
schools. These four men will be the
instructors with whatever other
teachers are found necessary.
The school will open June 8 and run
for six weeks
This is an exceptional opportunity
for the teachers of Highland county,
as all teachers, applicants for posl
tlons after Jan. 1, 1915, must have six
weeks of normal school training.
This school will be credited by the
State Superintendent of Public In'
structlon, as the new laws it Is be
lieved will cause such an Influx of
students to the regular normal schools
that It will be impossible for them to
accommodate them
A model first grade school will be
run In connection with the Normal
School. It will be taught by Miss
Elizabeth Hlckle. Children who fail
ed in their first year work and child
ren who failed In their first year
work and children who were six years
of age this spring can attend the
model school. In it will be exempli
fled all of the latest and approved
ways of teaching young children.
Arrangements will be made so that
all pupils In the Hillsboro schools,
both In the Grades and High School,
can make up any back work they may
have. A nominal fee will be charged
these pupils.
The advantages offered by this Nor
mal School will be equal to that of the
regular Normal Schools and teachers
can attend at much less expense. All
of the Instructors are men with years
of experience and thorough training.
Easter at M. E. Church.
Easter Sunday seems to have been
the greatest day at the local Metho
dist church tor many years.
At the morning service the pastor
Dr. Slutz baptized about fifty persons,
many of them adults, and then took
into membership in the church 106
persons. This came as quite a sur
prise to many in the congregation. A
few iweeks ago, revfval meetings last
ing for about three weeks were held.
At that time Dr. Slutz announced his
desire to have one hundred new mem
bers by Easter, but while the meet
ings were very largely attended and
full of lnterest,"tHey clcsed with only
a few over half of the hundred se
cured. Dr. Blutz however, has ever
since the.closeof the meetings been on
a still hunt for members, with the
above result.
It was estimated, that including
visitors,, there were at least five hund
red In the Sunday School. The crowd
was so great that It was necessary to
use the auditorium of the church for
the closing of the school. Altogether,
it was a great day.
Concord S. S. Convention.
The Concord township Sunday School
association will meet at Sugartree
Ridge Church of Christ, April 19, at
2 p. m.
Song Service
Scrloture Lesson Stella Borden
TnvnMtlnn P-ietnr
. Song"
Appointment of Nominating Commit
tee Report of Secretary of the Schools of
the Township
Report of Treasurer
Remarks
Solo Miss Susie Sears
Paper "Benefits of the Sunday
School from an Educational
Standpoint" J. D. Booth
Quartette
Social Llfeof Adult Class. ..A. G. Lyle
Song '
The Organization of the Sunday
School S. E. Wilkin
Quartette '
Business Session
Closing Song
Benediction
O. F. Roberts, Pres.
Miss Rutq bunk, Seo.
At La Porte, Tex., Described
in Article of Paper
of That Place
BEST FRUIT FARM IN STATE
Is Particular Show Place of Coun
tyArtesian Well and Many
Orange, Fig and Other
Fruit Trees.
The Easter edition of the La Porte,
Tex , Chronlclo and Herald contains a
most interesting description of the
home and farm of J. A. W. Spargur,
It is illustrated by three scenes of the
place. It also Is highly complimentary
of Mr. Spargur. Mr. Spargur and his
family until recently lived In this
county and are well known throughout
the county. He Is the father of Mrs.
J. W. Watts, of this place.
The article Is as follows :
The home of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. W.
Spargur, on Twenty sixth Street as you
come towards La Porte from Houston,
Is the one particular show place In this
part of Harris County. Mr. Spargur.
and his son are not gentlemen farmers.
but the real thing. They do all their
own work and It Is pronounced by the
highest authority as of the first class.
Frank Holland, who Is the most expert
judge of a fine fruit farm In the South,
after viewing their place pronounced
it perfect, saying at the same time
"that those men would be an asset to
any country." "Peace has its heroes
as well as war," and Mr. Spargur was
j ust that at the time of our late freezes.
We had two years of a total destruc
tion of our citrus trees and our people
were In a frenzy of panic. All was lost,
and the entire community was In de
spair and everything In seeming deso
lation. When Mr. Spargur came Into
La Porte the next morning after the
last freeze the question was asicea,
"Now that we were frozen down two
years In succession, what are you going
to do about it?" nis answer was
characteristic of the man, "I am going
to order a car load of orange trees by
wire and replant. We have not suffer
ed any more than any other country,
and this is the best citrus fruit country
in America." The effect of his talk
electrified our farmers, and everywhere
In the' coast country the cry went up,
"Spargur is going to replant." Courage
took the place of panic and the result
Is that we again have fine orchards of
thousands of figs, orange and other
tropical fruit growing beautifully, and
this fall all trace of our past losses
will have passed, and the problem of
enough labor to harvest our crop will
have to be confronted, When the his
tory of the coast of Texas will have
been written in detail, as was that of
his own native State, J. A. W. Spargur
and his son, Ernest, will stand among
the first as the pioneers in the fruit
industry who met and won all the
difficulties incident to the beginners.
Mr. and Mrs. J. A. W. Spargur and
son, Ernest, have developed a farm
from the prairie in a little over four
years. Fronting on Twenty-sixth
Street, a location that is not surpassed
in all this region, the farm contains 77
acres. They have the most complete
water works In our knowledge water
piped from an artesian well practically
all over the farm and to three neighbor
families. They have In bearing 2400
oranges, 3000 fig, 200 pear, 40 peach, 40
plum, many Japanese and Chinese
persimmons, kumquats, loquats, mul
Derry, Japanese dates, citron, cltrauge,
"etc., together with quite a variety of
ornamental shrubbery and roses. They
have a beautiful camphor windbreak
1000 feet long, 10 feet high, which Is
admired by everybody.
Mrs. John T. Hlser died at her home
near Marshall Thursday after a short
1 lllneSS. The
funeral was held at
Sunday. She Is sur
Saints' church
vived by her husband and one daugh
ter. Miss Mildred Morgan, who Is attend
ing Dana Hall School for Girls at Wel
lesley, Mass., has been the guest of her
parents, Mr, and Mrs. Daniel Morgan,
since Thursday. She will return to
her school work the latter part of this
week.
Edward, the 11 year old son of Mr.
and Mrs. Ed Burton, of Falrvlew, died
Monday evening of tuberculosis of the
spine. The funeral was held Wednes
day afternoon at 2so'clock at the Fair
view church, conducted by Rev. A. G.
McMurray. Interment was made In
Strain's cemetery.
A son was born to Mr. and
Clarence Hlestand Wednesday.
Mr3
The Potato and Flower Contests for
the boys and girls of Highland county,
held by the Hillsboro Fair last jear
were such great successes that the
Fair Board has decided to hae them
again this ear.
These contests created great en
thusiasm among the children last
year and were among the most at
tractive and Interesting features of
the Fair. The Board feels that the
contests are good things" for the child
ren as It interests them in healthful
work, gives them a knowledge of prac
tical things which will always be of
benefit to them and hopes that the en
tries will be larger even than last year.
The conditions of the contest are
given below.
Seed for the Potato Contest can be
secured at any time at netherlngton
Seed & Grocery Co. Seed for the
Flower contest can be secured at C. M
Kerns' Dry Good Store on and after
Saturday, April 25.
POTATO CONTEST.
This contest has been divided into
two classes so that the younger boys
and girls will uothave to contest with
the older ones.
First Class Open to all boys and
girls In Highland county between the
ages of 8 and 12 years.
Premiums Best Display, First,
$2.50; second, $2.00; third, $1.50; fourth,
$1.00; fifth 50 cents; sixth, 25 cents
Largest Display $2 00.
Second Class Open to all boys and
girls In nighland county between the
ages of 12 and 18 years.
Premiums Best Display, First,
$2 50; second, $2.00; third, 1.50; fourth,
$1.00; fifth, 50 cents; sixth, 25 cents.
Largest Display 2.00.
CONDITIONS.
The following conditions apply to
both classes. Seed Stock will be furn
ished FREE bj Fair Board to the
amount of five pounds, to all who en
ter. Seed may be secured at Hether
lngton Seed & Grocery Co. Each boy
and girl must give name, age, address
and township in which child resides
when applying for seed.
Entire crop must be exhibited at
Ellllsboro Fair, Aug. 4 to 7, 1014.
child must bring written report as to
how he cut, planted, cultivated and
the amount of laud in square feet ho
used to Induce the crop. No artilicial
means, forcing with glass or any
other process except the open'"ground
will be permitted.
Entries close Saturday May 9, 1914.
All children staying In to the finish
and making exhibits will be given free
passes to the Fair for each day.
Potatoes will remain property of
children, who grew them after Fair
Is closed.
For further Information Inquire of
C. C. Muhlbach, Hillsboro, Bell phone.
FLOWER CONTEST
This contest has been divided Into
two classes so that the younger boys
and girls will not have to contest with
the older ones.
First Class Open to all boys and
girls in Highland county between the
ages of 6 and 12 years.
Premiums Best display First, $3.00;
second, $2 50; third $2 00; fourth, $1.50;
fifth, $1 00; sixth, 75 cents; seventh, 50
cents; eighth, 25 cents.
Second Class Open to all boys and
girls In Highland county between the
ages of 12 and 18 years.
Premiums Best Display, First,
$3 00; second, $2.50; third, $2 00;
fourth, $1 50; fifth, $1 00; sixth, 75
cents; eighth, 25 cents.
CONDITIONS.
The following conditions apply to
both classes.
Three varieties of flowers that are
easily grown, will be used, Zenlas,
Marigolds and Dahlias.
Seed will be furnished FREE by the
Fair Board. Contestants may secure
seed at C. M Kerns' Dry Goods Store.
All applicants must give name, age
and the township in which they reside
when applying for seed.
Displays of cut flowers only will be
made.
All children staying In to the finish
and making exhibits will be given a
free pass to the Fair, good for each
clay.
Entries close Saturday, May 26, 1914.
For further Information Inquire of
C. C. Muhlbach, HllKboro, Bell phone.
Prof. W. E. Arter, of Cambridge
visited friends here from Friday until
Sunday. Prof. Arter had been to Gary,
Ind., to visit the famou ) public schools
at that place On Friday afternoon
he made an address before the Home
and School association In which he ex-
plained the policies and forms of
administration of these schools.
C. F. Whisler Will Remodel
and Build Addition to
Old Baptist Church
TO START WORK AT ONCE
And Hopes to Have Ready For
Use June IGymnasium,
Swimming Pool, Baths
and Reading Room.
Hillsboro Is to have what Is hoped
to be the beginning of a Y. M. C. A.,
furnished and equipped by Charles F.
Whisler.
Mr. Whisler made announcement of
his Intentions Sunday morning. He
owns the Old Baptist Church building
on S. West street and will remodel It,
build additions to it and equip it on
the order of a Y. M. C. A.
When interviewed by a representa
tive of the News-Herald Wednesday,
Mr. Whisler gave the following outline
of his plans:
"Work will be started at once and I
expect to have the building ready for
occupancy as soon as possible.
"The old building will be remodeled
andequippedasagymnaslum. It will
be suitable for basket ball games and
other Indoor athletic contests. This
room is 34 by 50 feet With the addi
tions which will be built the building
will be 70 by 80 feet.
'The new addition will be erected
at the back and on the north side of
the present building. At the back
will be a kitchen, 16 by 20 feet; a din.
Ing room 20 by 32 feet and a room for
the shower baths and lockers 20 by 24
feet.
"On the north side of the building
will be erected a room foraswimmlng
pool, the pool to be 14 by 40 feet. In
front of this will be the reading room
and social quarters on the first floor.
It will be 2n bv 25 fet.
"The building is for the use of the
young men of the community generally
and 1 hope .n ill be of great bent fit to
them. Rules and regulations will be
made slmi'ar lo those of Y. M C. A's.
"I hope that the Institution will be
of great benefit to the young people of
Hillsboro and that they will take
advantage of every opportunity It
affords, but only time can tell what It
will really amount to."
Mr. Whisler Is very modest about
what he has done and proposes to do.
He Is, however, doing a most liberal
thing and deserves the thanks of the
people of this community.
New Baptist Preacher.
Dr. A. A Nellls, of Columbus, has
accepted a call as pastor of the Hills
boro Baptist church. Dr. Nellls Is
well known to the people of Hillsboro,
having conducted revival, services at
the" Baptist church early In March and
having filled the pulpit several times
since The excellent impression made
by Dr. Nellls during these services re
sulted In his call by the local church.
He Is a graduate of Crozer Theological
Seminary at Chester, Pa., and has been
pastor of churches in Pittsburg, Pa ,
and Auburn, N. Y. From 1910 to July
21, 1913, he was a chaplln in the Pana
ma Canal Zone.
Dr. Nellls will move his family here
soon, which is composed of his wife
and three children.
Probate Court Proceedings.
Minnie E Coler, exr'x. of Susan B.
Painter, filed first account.
Elliott Loyd appointed admr. of Lou
Neal.
Will of Eva J. Kramer probated.
Will of Letha A. Chaney filed.
Wo, Gillespie, admr. of Samuel
Gillespie, Sr., tiled application to sell
bonds.
John F. Upp appointed ex'r. of Eva
J. Kramer.
F. M. Tlmrnons appointed guardian
of Arval Tlmmons et al.
John E. Hopkins admr. of Mary A,
Williams, filed petition to sell real es
tate. Andrew J. Smith elected to take
under will of Nancy T. Smith.
D. Homer Webster, guardian of
Irene M. Webster, filed first and final
account
R E. McMullen, admr of Joant-a
W. Spilker, filed first and final ac
count I Mrs O. A. Thompson visited
tlves in Lynchburg Tuesday.
rela-
' Miss Jane Scott spent Tuesday
in
Cincinnati
-
N. Craig McBrlde wasin Columbus
on legal business Tuesday.
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