HILLSBORO, OHIO, THURSDAY, APiUL 23, 1914.
VOL. 79. NO.
DEATH OF "CURLY" GRUBER
IN THIS COUNTY
Five New Cases Filed in Common
Pleas Court During the
Died at Cincinnati on Thursday,
After a Short Illness of
Treasurer Winkle and Dr. Rhoten
Have Narrow Escape When
Car Turns Over.
The many friends here of Alonzo E.
"Curly" Gruber will regret to learn of
his sudden death at his home in Cin
cinnati Thursday of last week.
The following account of his death
is taken from the Cincinnati Enquirer
of Friday :
"Alonzo E. Gruber, 55, well known
in Cincinnati, died of angina pectoris
yesterday afternoon at his home, Flat
27 Lombardy Building. Sunday night
in front of the Havlln Hotel he suffer
ed an attack and was removed In a
taxi to his home. Physicians thought
he was recovering until Wednesday
nignt when his condition grew worse
and he never rallied.
Mr. Gruber was connected with Karp
Bros, furniture store. He formerly
conducted a saloon In this city and
' was also In the carnival business. Mr.
Gruber was a native of Hillsboro, O.
and a member of the Odd Fellows.
"He leaves his widow. Funeral ser
vices will be held Monday afternoon
at his residence.
Probate Court Proceedings.
ffnt.n S Dnnrlnv. fixrx of Ellen O.
, V " Sullivan, filed distributive account.
Robt. Hopkins, admr of R. H. Hop
kins, admrof Wm. Florence filed dis
Elizabeth Y. Garrett elected to take
personal property of O. N. Garrett at
HJIzabeth Jamison appointed admrx
of W. B. Jamison.
Myrtle B. Good admrx of Thos. J.
Good, filed report of publlcsale of per
H. A. Kent, admr of S. M. Hobbs,
filed report of private sale of personal
property and first and final account.
W. O. Moberly et al admr's of James
Moberly filed first and final account.
George Milner, admr of Delilah Mil
ner, filed distributive account.
W. C. Moberly, gdn of Eva Moberly
et al filed first account.
W. A. S. Johnson, admr of A. H.
Johnson, filed third account.
Mary E. Ludwlck, exrx of Robert B.
Barrett, filed first and final account.
Nathaniel Roush Sr. elected to take
under will of Mary Roush.
Will of Sitha A. Chaney probated.
C. E. Johnston, admrof M A. Ben
nett, filed distributive account.
James W. Duvall, admr of Lucinda
Surl, filed Inventory and appraisment
Will of Mary Roads.
N. R. Barrett, gdn of lone MaeCHne
filed first and final account.
H. M. Purdy appointed executor of
The Altruistic will meet on Friday
of this week, April 24, with Mrs. Rich
ards at Forest Lawn.
A very interesting program will be
presented and some mattars of Impor
tance will come before the society.
Also officers will be elected and dele
gates chosen to 'The Biennial Meeting
of General Federation" In Chicago in
June. A full attendance is urged at
thl j meeting.
Free Trip to Washington D. C.
The Highland County Agricultural
Society, of Ralnsboro, offers one free
trip to Washington, D. C. to any boy
or glil of Highland county not over1
20 years of age January 1, 1914, grow
ing the largest number of bushels of
corn on one acre of ground. This con
test to be governed by the rules of the
State Agricultural Commission. En
tries close June 1, 1014.
Call on Secretary for rules and blank
applications. R. L. West, Pres., Hills
boro, and Leslie George, Secretary,
Greenfield, R. D. 4.
Great Lecture on Alaska.
On Monday evening, April 27, at 7.30
at the Presbyterian Church, Rer. S.
Hall Young D. D., a famous traveller
anc home- missionary of the Presby
terian Church will give his famous
lecture on, "The White Man's Alas
ka." One hundred new stereoptlcan
pictures will be shown for Illustration
of the lecture. Dr. Young has travel
ed as far as 700 miles by dog train to
attend one church meeting.-. He re
cently took a 5000 trip mile to Siberian
Coast and hunted polar bear and wal
rus. His life has been full of adven
ture and Christian service and his
story will be thrilling to christian
hearts, ne has been in Alaska 34
years and Is one of the most famous
Home Missionaries in America. The
public is cordially welcomed to share
these pictures and lecture. An offer
ing will bo made at the close for Home
Missions, A great crowd should wel
come this interesting and inspiring
For Agricultural Interests
Will be Held at Opera
House, April 30
GOV. J. M. COX TO SPEAK
Also Hon. "Put" Sandles, John
Beggs and T. P. Riddle
Important Topics Will
be Ably Discussed.
Thursday, April 30, will be "High
land County's Booster Day." On this
day a meeting will be held at Bell's
Opera House to boost the Introduction
of alfalfa, the establishing of a county
experiment farm, the junior contest
movement and other good things of an
agricultural naturo. The Highland
County Crop Improvement Associa
tion has charge of arrangements.
John M. McMullen Is president of the
society but Charles C. Muhlbach Is in
Leading speakers of the state, In
cluding Gov. Cox will be present and
dellveran address. The program which
follows Is the best Index of the good
things In store for the people of Hills
boro and Highland county .
lO.toll Alfalfa, Highland County's
Soil Salvation John Beggs, Columbus
11 to 12 Why Highland County
Should Have an Experiment Farm
T. P. Riddle, Lima, Director Junior
l to 1:30 Music.
1:30 to 2 Junior Contest Movement
T. P. Riddle.
2 to 2:30 Dirt and Dollars A. P.
Sandles, President State Agricultural
2:30 to 3:30 Rural Life Problems
Gov. James M. Cox.
3:30 to 4:30 Buckeye Corn Special
Tour in Motion Pictures Charles J.
7:30 to 8 Music.
8 to 8:30 Flowers and Paint T P.
8:30 to 9 Dirt and Dollars A. P.
9 to 9:45 Tendencies of Govern
ment Gov. Cox.
9:45 to 10:30 Buckeye Corn Special
Tour in Motion Pictures.
Gov. Cox is conceded by his oppo
nents to be a very pleasing, forceful
and entertaining speaker and besides
everyone wants to bee and hear the
governor of his state.
Hon. Put Sandles Is justly very
popular here. He always has some
thing good to say and is certain to say
it so you will enjoy hearing it.
Mr. Beggs and Mr. Riddle are promi
nent workers in the cause of Improving
agricultural conditions and fine speak
ers. The questions to be discussed are of
great importance and the Opera House
should be packed at all sessions.
Miss Elizabeth Weldon, of Circle
vllle, and Thomas Harmon, of Pitts
burg, Pa., were married at the Presby
terian church at Clrcleville Tuesday
evening at 0.30. Following the cere
mony a brilliant reception was held at
the home of the bride's mother. Mr.
and Mrs. Harmon will make their home
In Pittsburg, Mr. Harmon being con
nected with the editorial department
of tho National Stockman and Far
mer. Mrs. Harmon Isa very beautiful
and charming young lady and has many
friends here, having taught music one
year In the Hillsboro public schools.
Attention I Comrades I
The regular meetings of J M. Bar
re re G. A. R. Post 205, will meet Fri
day, April 24, at 7:30 p. m. A fall at
tendance Is requested to be present to
arrange for Memorial Day, May 30
W. C. Cowman, Commander.
Sunday School Convention.
The Liberty Township Sunday
School Association will hold a conven
tion at the Hillsboro Presbyterian
church next Sunday afternoon at 2:30.
The following excellent program will
be rendered :
Scripture Reading Brooks White
Invocation , Rev, Slutz
Report of Secretary
Solo ... Mary England
Report from the Antl-Llquor Congress
Solo Rev. SpaHord
Round Table , Rev, Smith
I Baptist Male Quartette
County Convention Dr, W. Q Rhoten
Benediction Rev. Shields
County Treasurer, C. N. Winkle,
anJ Dr. W. G. Rhoten and Earl Sur
guy, of MowryBtown, had a narrow es
cape Sunday when the automobile In
which they were riding, turned over.
The men sustained only a few bruises
and cuts. The accident occurred
about four miles nortn of town on
the Samanthaptke, near the residence
of Henry Edwards.
The machine was a Ford and was
driven by Mr. Surguy. He was tak
ing Mr. Winkle to Highland to make
an address before a Sunday School
Convention and Dr. Rhoten to Green
field to make an address to a Sunday
School Convention there. Dr. Rhoten
and Treasurer Winkle were In the
rear seat. Just as they were starting
down the hill this side of Edward's
the steering gear refused to work and
the machine ran oil the road and
rolled down a bank. It turned over
sideways, rolling over the top and
landing on its side against the fence.
The side curtains were on and the
men crawled out through them. Mr.
Winkle had a bad bruise on his right
side, but otherwise was not Injured.
Dr. Rhoten had a slight cut over one
eye and his face was scratched and
one hand badly bruised. Mr. Surguy
sustained some slight cuts and bad
They went to the home of Mr. Ed
wards and telephoned to Hillsboro
and had a car come out and take Dr.
Rhoten and Mr. Winkle on to fill
their engagembnls and another car to
bring the broken car to town.
Death of Mrs. M. Rizer.
Mrs. M. Jllzer, aged 70 years, died
very suddenly at her home here,
Wednesday morning at 11:40. Mrs.
Rizer has not been well for sometime,
but was about as usual Wednesday
morning. Mr. Rizer went up town on
some business and was gone about an
hour. When he returned he found
Mrs. Rizer in a dying condition. She
is survived by her husband and one
To Whom Paid and For What
Propose the Aloney of the
County is Expended.
C. C. Walker, coal 8220 53.
Selph Cash Gro. sup janitor $11.75.
W. H. Stanage sup Tax Ass $6.
Hillsboro Tel Co., tolls $1 95
F. & T Nat Bank, rent dep box $2.
Dayton Awning & Tent Co, awn. $20
W. H. Hogsett, express 90c
G. B. Carey, shoveling snow $3 45.
Fred Carey, shoveling snow S3 45
Roy Beck, shoveling snow $3.45.
M. K. Chaney, shoveling snow $3.45.
Ollie Woodmansee, shovel snow$2.10
E. H. Edwards, shovel snow $2.25
C. W. Woods, shoveling snow $1.80
G. P. Martin, shoveling snow $1.80
J. Haynle, cleaning roads $1.80.
L. B. Holmes, cleaning roads, $1.80.
Harry Young, cleaning roads, $1.35.
E. J. Cook, cleaning roads, $1 35.
W. F. Wallace, cleaning rd $1.50.
Ben Haller Jr, cleaning roads, 75c.
C. N. Carey, cleaning roads, 75c.
Cyrus Thornburg, cleaning roads 90c
Evan Good, cleaning roads, $3 75.
T. B. Smith, cleaning roads, $3.
Ben Carey, cleaning roads, 4 50.
H. C. Sanders, cleaning roads, 7 20.
P. T Oates, cleaning roads, $3 45.
Chas. Diven, cleaning roads, $4 95.
W. D Carey, cleaning roads, $3 45.
J V. McUonnaughey, clean rd, 1,40.
C. L. Ferguson, labor, $3.50.
Wm. Jones, cleaning roads, $5.
O. W. McLaren, cleaning rd, $12 15.
O. A. Lemon, making fill, $8 50.
Joo Strain, labor on pk No.94, $12 00
Geo Rltchey & Co, culvert pipe, $40.
Henry Carlisle, lumber, $40.40.
Geo Weaver, lumb and labor, $01 95.
Holt Bros., lumber, $9.
Wm. Surber, damage, $3.
Jennie Evans, damage, $12.
P. A. Hopkins, repairs, $13.50.
Wm. Jones, repairs, $1.
O. B. Cox, putting In sewer, $10.
W. B. Jacks, work on F. T. No 87 $12
W.B. Jacks.work onF.T.No86$ll.50
Chas H. Wlltse, tax ref under, $84.80
Leesburg will hold a Centennial and
Home Coming Celebration the week
of Aug. 10-14. It will be held In con
nection with LeesburgHIghland Fair
on the Fair Grounds. Leesburg was
laid out and platted lu the summer of
1814 and the people are entering en
thuslastlcal in the movement to cele
brate the event.
Miss Ellen Reece has been the guest
of her sister, Mrs. W. W. Trout, at
-Nelsonvllle, since Saturday.
By American Marines Tues
day in First Battle of
War With Mexico
FOUR AMERICANS KILLED
And-20 Wounded and 200 (Mexicans
Killed in One Days Fighting
President Would De
While war has not been formally
declared by the United States against
Mexico, a battle has been fought and
Americans killed and wounded. Pres
ident Wilson still holds out hope that
there will be no war, but It would
seem that this hope Is futile.
The American Hag now Hies over
Vera Cruz, marines from the United
States battleships landing Tuesday
and taking charge of the Custom
Houses. The American advance was
met by resistance from the Mexicans,
a gurerllla warfare being conducted,
firing from housetops and houses
Four American marines were killed
and twenty wounded.
For months there has been grave
danger of war between the United
States and Mexico, many atrocities
and offenses having been committed
against the person and property of
citizens of this country by the Huerta
government. President Wilson, with
great tact and much patience, labored
to preserve peace. Last week, how
ever, American marines were arrested
by Mexican soldiers at Tamplco, and
although released in a short time aud
an apology made by the Mexican gen
eral In charge at Tamplco and by
President Huerta, Admiral Mayo de
manded that the additional apology
of a salute to the American flag be
made by the Mexican government.
President Huerta refused to fire the
salute. This Is a form of apology
which international custom demand
under such conditions.
President Wilson went before Con
gress Monday and asked for their co
operation, advice and counsel in the
handling of the situation. After tell
ing of a number of Indignities suffered
by representatives of our government
at the hands of representatives of
President Huerta, he said, that he
had no thought of waging war upon
the Mexican people and that if armed
conflict should come it would only be
against General Huerta and his fol
lowers ; that the people of Mexico are
entitled to settle their own domestio
affairs In their own way and that he
sincerely desirsd to respect their
He closed his message with the fol
lowing statement: "I, therefore, come
to ask your approval that I should use
the armed forces of the United States
in such ways and to such an extent as
may be necessary to obtain from Gen
eral Huerta and his adherents fullest
recognition of the rights and dignity
of the United States, even amidst the
distressing conditions now unhappily
obtaining in Mexico.
"There can in what we do be no
thought of aggression or of selfish ag
grandizement. We seek to maintain
the dignity and authority of the
United States only because we wish
always to keep our great Influence un
impaired for the uses of liberty, both
in the United States and where
ever else It may be employed for the
benefit of mankind."
Congress debated all day Tuesday
and held a night session at which was
considered the form of the resolution
to be passed approving the President's
course. There was no opposition to
granting him full power to use the
naval and military forces of the
country, the debate being confined to
the grounds upon which the action
It seems to us that this is not a time
to qui bleoverthe form of a resolution
to argue about why we have gone to
war with Mexico. We sincerely de
plore that there Is was, but we believe
that the President should now
have full power to handle the situa
tion ; that we must now trust in his
wisdom and patriotism to handle the
Capt. Wedding and Lieut. Miller, of
the local company of National Guards,
are recruiting the company to Its full
strength and many men who have not
enlisted have signified their intention
to do so in case the company should be
called to active service.
Everyone hopes that there will be
no need for Highland cjunty boys to
go to war, but know If the call comes
the response will be immediate and
the sacrifice gladly made.
Mve new cases were filed In the
Common Pleas Court during the past
Laura C. Carpenter asks that a pre
tended marriage between her and Ulrlc
S. Carpenter be annulled. The plaintiff
was born Aug. 5, 1895 and she and the
defendant went to Covington, Ky., on
July 23, 1010 and entered Into a pre
tended marriage. The plaintiff says
that she was coaxed Into going by the
defendant and went without the
knowledge and consent of her parents
and against their will ; that the plain
tiff was then under 10 years of age and
not eligible to marriage even with the
consent of her parents; that on April
24, 1911 a child was born to plaintiff;
that on July 3, 1013, tlie plaintiff being
under 18 years of age, the plaintiff and
defendant separated and have not lived
as husband and wife since. The plain
tiff asks that the pretended marriage
be annulled and set aside and decreed
null and void and that she Ue restored
to her maiden name of LauaC. Hicks
The plaintiff Is a daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. W. C. Hicks, of Greenfield, for
merly of near Russell
Fred E Tlmmons vs Ray Tlmmons
et al Is a suit for the partition of In
lot No 530 in the Squler Sub division
of In Lots In Greenfield. The plaintiff
and Ray, Alon.o. Orval and Norma I.
Tlmmons are tenants in common
In the ownership of said land,
being. children of Cora E. Tlmmons,
deceased, who was owner in fee simple
of the premises at the time of her
Mallnda E. Anderson asks for $5,000
damages from Maggie Dullleld. The
plaintiff says that on April 10, 1913
the defendant assaulted and beat the
plaintiff. The alleged offense was
committed at the home of tho plaintiff
in Paint township, Ross county.
W. L. Anderson, husband of Mallnda
E Anderson, asks for $2,000 damages
against Maggie Dullleld for the assault
on his wife alleged In the foregoing
Mary S. West against Charles M.
West is a suit on two promissory notes,
one for 500. executed on Feb, 14, 1914
and one for $200, executed on March
8, 1914. The plaintiff and defendant
are husband and wife An attach
ment was issued on the stock of wall
paper, pictures, painting and papering
tools of Mr. West at his place of busi
ness on S. High street. The stock was
appraised at $252 58
Services on Lord's day will be held
as follows : Sunday School 9 o'clock,
followed by the regular morning wor
ship ; evening services at 7 o'clock
There will be special music with great
orchestra at all services.
Subject of the morning sermon, "A
Forward Movements In the evening,
the subject will be, "The Cleansing of
At 9 o'clock, Mr. A. B. Sherlden, of
Portsmouth, Ohio, will address the
Loyal Men's class at the city building.
Special music will be furnished by the
Hillsboro Band. At 10 o'clock there
will be a great street parade. All men
are invited to join with us In this
special service. The class is growing.
Help keep it on the move. A special
Invitation is extended to the laboring
men to meet with us and to enjoy an
hour of diversion and recreation.
Good music, good speaking and a good
time are in store for all who will come.
All Persons Interested in Them
Asked to Attend Meeting-
at Court House.
The State Agricultural Commission
has invited farmer institute olllcers'
and persons who want an Institute In
their community to meet C. R. Wag-,
ner at the Court House, Hillsboro,
Ohio, Tuesday, April 28, 10 a. m.
At this conference, the time and
place of holding Institutes, making
program, advertising, Items of legal
expense and manner of conducting
Institutes, will be discussed.
Increased demand for these meet
ings will undoubtedly result In many
new places being given an Institute
The txtent of assistance given to
Independent Institutes and farmer
club lecture course will be taken up.
Mr Wagner, Assistant Director of
Farmer Institutes, will represent the
Mrs Gertrude Wlnegardnerand son,
Dr Jos. Wlnegardner, of Alliance, left
today for a visit with relatives at
Who Will Select Members
Board of Education for
Selected by County Board-Few
of Changes in School Laws
Candidates For Mem
bers of the Board.
Under the new school laws there Is
a county board of education of five
members. The members of this board
will be elected on the second Saturday
in June. The presidents of the hoards
of education of the various village and
rural school districts of the county
elect the members of the countv
board. At the first election one
member is chosen for one year, one
for two, one for three, one for four and
one for five years. After that one
member Is elected In the same way
each j ear, his term being for five
All school districts are comDelled to-
come under the provisions of the new
law except villages with a population
of over 3,000. and these ma-, come in
if they so desire This means all of
tne scliools in the countv win be un
der the countv board of education rs
cept Hillsboro and Greenfield. It is
not Known what action they will take
although the general imnresslnn Is
that they will decide to come under
tne new laws.
Of the members of the countv hoard
one must be from a village district
and three from rural districts.
The county board of education se
lects a county superintendent. This
must be done not later than July 20.
Within 30 days after organizing the
county board shall divide the county
into supervision districts, making the
territory in each as nearjy equal as
possible an 1 u mnuur or teachers
in each not less than 20 nor more than
Each supervision district shall be
under t ijo iin tJL-i Ion of t district super
intendent, vwiu shall be elected bj tho
presidents of the Ullage and rural
boards of education within the dis
tricts The presidents of the various vil
lage and rural school districts of High
land county except Greenfield are as
Buford Special Harry Landen.
Concord J. L. Cooper.
Clay John Gregory.
Dodson 3. W. 1'ulse.
Hamer Emanuel Roush.
Jackson A. J. Inlow.
Whlteoak A. J. Fender.
Lynchburg U. E. Stautner.
Marshall Given Kesler.
New Market L II. Harshbarger.
Penn Thomas Johnson.
Paint E. P. Carter.
Salem D A Puliiam.
Washington G T. Hastings.
Sinking Spring Cecil Belleson.
Brushcreek George Stults.
Liberty Frank Bayhan.
Union A D. Hodson.
Russell Ervln Roush.
Fairfield Harry West.
Highland Peter Adams.
Leesburg Dr J. A B. Srofe.
C'armel B W. Spargur.
nillsboro J M. Hibben.
The ollice of the county superinten
dent must be In Hillsboro, the county
seit. Ills salarj Is fixed by the county
board, but can not be less than ?120O
one-half of which is paid by the state
and one-half by the county.
The county superintendent shall
hold monthly meetings with the dis
trict suporin'endents and advise with
them on matters of school efficiency.
So many changes have been made In
the management and control of the
schools by the now laws that only a
few of the facts In regard to the
county board and the county and dis
trict superintendents are attempted
to be given In this article.
Philip Charles, of New Market
township, and Joseph Kerns, of Penn
township, are two men who have been
mentioned as candidates for members
of the county board. Both of these
men have taken an active interest in
educational matters in their districts,
are well posted on the new laws, are
men of ability and standing and would
bend every effort to carry out the
purpose of the new sstem.
0car L. Bruck, of Covington, Ky.
and Lillian Mllburn, of Hillsboro.
Charles II. Mercer, of Belfast, and
Ethel L. King, of Hillsboro.
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