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HILLSBORO, OHIO, THURSDAY, APRIL 30, 1914.
VOL. 79. NO.
S. S. CONVENTIONS
Tri'townsliip at Harwood and
Whiteoak Township and at
Tho Trl-townshlp S. S. Convention
will be held at the Harwood Christian
Church, May 3, at 2:30 p. m. -
The following program will be ren
Scripture Reading Rev. Miller
Prayer Rev. Well
Recitation . .' . . . Hilda Cochran
Recitation Mary Smith
Talk : Rev. Miller
Election of Officers
Song. . , Benediction
The Whiteoak Township Sunday
School Convention will be held at the
Mowrystown U. B. Church Sunday,
May 3, at 2 p. m.
The following program will be ren
Prayer and Scripture Reading
...., Rev. H.C. Elliott
T. .... . .Township President
Becitatlon Maurice Galllett
Solo Miss Dewey Lewis
Recitation D wjght ,Euverard
Music Anthem "As Moses Lifted
Up the Serpent"
Address "Building up the Sunday
School.. Prof. W. H. Vance, Hills-
Music '.Primary Department
Recitation Gladys Ludwick
Address..C. C. Patterson, Supt. of
Schools, Hillsboro, O.
Closing Day of School.
Roy Hughes, who has been teaching
Houp's school, District No. 1, In Lib
erty township, closed his school Fri
day, Ap'rif 24.
The parents and friends of the pu
pils at.the solicitation of Mrs. Wm.
arid Mrs. J. A. Leslie, assembled on
the school ground with their well
filled baskets at the noon hour greatly
to the surprise of the teacher and
pupils. A picnic on the lawn and a
social hour followed.
The 24th being Arbor Day it was
fittingly observed by the planting of a
tree. Lawrence Hughes read the
President's Arbor Day proclamation.
The closing exercises consisted of reci
tations by the scholars and presenta
tian of souvenirs and books by the
teacher. Leora Rhodes and Howard
Shingle received books for be t atten
dance. Leora Rhodes, George LesUe
a,nd Herschel Swisshelm books for
Roy Hughes has been an efficient
and successful teacher In this district
for the past three years. The visitors
were Mr. and Mrs. J. A.. Leslie and
sons, John and William, Esther Linn,
, Margaret Shingle, Mr. and Mrs Jesse
Rhodes; Mr. ana Mrs. Geo. Creek,
Roy Creek, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Leslie,
Mr. and Mrs. Frank McDaniel, Miss
Margaret E. Ervln, Mrs. Mahlon
Clark, Joseph Clark, Mr. and Mrs. Ed.
Swisshelm and son, Ralph, Mr. and
Mrs. Wm. Smith and son, Ves, Mrs.
Lulu Leverton, Harley Pearce, Clar
ence Reed, Wm, Hughes and Law
RealEstate Transfers. .-
Dan L. Satterfleld sheriff to Charles
Spence, Paint tp, 113a, $7575.
Martha P. Hugglns et al to Josepti
V Patton, Paint tp, 137a, 31.
Earl Gruverlto 0. P.'Tener, Hills
boro, lot, $1.
Peter Goux to Lena Alexander, Clay
tp, 56a, 2240.
Hillsboro Cem. Asso. to Earl Rlzer,
Margaret Blaln et al to D. O. Miller,
Greenfield, lot, $1.
D. O. Miller to Louise Brlggs et al,
Greenfield, lot, 31.
Edith Stroup to Addle Boyd, Lynch
burg, lot, 81.
Eliza Bell HIgglns to F. N. Tackett,
Madison tp, lot, 81.
New Market Baptist Church.
Regular services next Sunday morn
ing and evening with preaching by the
pastor. Subject in the morning : "The
Wheel of Fortune and How to Control
It." "Living Epistles Readl and Known
of All Men,'' will be the theme In tho
evening. Special attention Is called
to the evening services at 7:30..
Funds are pow lrvhand for extensive
repairs on the builning.
W, M. Porter, of Greenfield, visited
frlendi here Wednesday,
A. E. Hough Lands Hillsboro
Job and John L.Strange
To Editors of Democratic Papers
After Hard FightSenator
Pomerene Made Announce
It Is all over but the shouting. A.
E. Hough will be the next postmaster
of Hillsboro and John L. Strange, of
Greenfield. Senator Pomerene sent
their recommendations to the Post
master General Tuesday and the ap
pointments will without doubt be
made in a few days Mr. Hough will
take charge here the latter part of
June, Postmaster McDermott's time
expiring June 23. Mr. S. range will
also take office In June, Postmaster
Elliott's time expiring June 23.
Mr. Hough Is editor of the Hillsboro
Gazette and Mr Strange is editor of
the Greenfield Journal. Thus the two
best political positions in Highland
county go to newspaper men and as it
has been hinted and Intimated to us
that there are easier, pleasanter and
more lucrative ways of making a liv
ing than running a 'newspaper and
that a salary of 82,400 on the side
might come in handy to an editor we
extend our heartiest congratulations
to our brothers of the press. As Uncle
Sam always pays promptly on and
after Aug. 1, the gloom which at times
prevades the heart of an editor on
Saturday night should be forever ban
ished for Mr. Hough and Mr. Strange.
The news of the appointment of Mr.
Hough was not a surprise to the people
of Hillsboro as letters had been re
ceived from Senator Pomerene Tues
day by several Hillsboro men, in which
he stated that he had decided to
The appointment of Mr. Hough will
be satisfactory to the people of Hills
boro generally. For many years he
has been editor of the Hillsboro Ga
zette and has always ably and force
fully supported the principles of Dem
ocracy ana the candidates of the party.
As a competitor he is uniformly fair,
courteous and obliging. During his
administration every one can rest
assurred that the affairs of the office
will be conducted upon a strict bust
ness basis and everything done to give
its patrons the best possible service.
Mr. Strange has always been promi
nent in Democratic politics and as
editor of the Greenfield Journal has
ably expounded the principles of the
party and been one of the party leaders
in the county. His appointment has
been well received in Greenfield.
For these luclous plums, many
prominent Democrats were aspirants
and Senator Pomerene has wlthholden
bread from the hungry and drink from
the thirsty. Many weepeth sore in
the night and their tears are like
rivers of water upon their cheeks ; the
Joy in their hearts has ceased and none
can comfort them. Woe is unto them.
First, Ball Game.
The Hillsboro ball team will play
Its first game of the season against
the fast Comus team of Bellevue,
Kyi, at the Fair Grounds Sunday
afternoon. The line up of Hillsboro
will be about the same as last season
and this means that the boys will play
fast aggressive ball. Deakyrie and
Emery will .be the battery Sunday,
Vance will play first ; Easter, second ;
Moorhead, short; McLaren, third;
Rogers, White ana Fisher, outfielders.
Auto Club Organizes
The Highland County Automobile
Association perfected-its organization
Tuesdaynrght. Blair M. Boyd was
elected presldence, J. G. Bell, 1st vice
pres.; H. R. Ervlp, 2nd vice pres.; H.
L Wiggins, sec'y.; W. E. Caldwell,
treas.; W. A. Teter, Dr. Maurice Hoyt, I
Dr. Charles M. Wright, Will Hugglns
and N. R. Barrett, trustees.
. A constitution and by-laws were
adopted. The membership fee was
placedat 83 and it is hoped that every
automobile owner in the county will
join. The question of rooms was con
tinued until the membership of xhe
club is larger.
Miss Ellen Reece returned Monday
from a visit with relatives at Nelson
ville. John- L, Strange, editor and proprie
tor of the Greenfield Journal, has suf
fered four hemorrages since Saturday
and Is In a dangerous condition.
DEATH. OF L. R. DUCKWALL
Prominent Citizen Passed Away
Friday After Long Illness
L. R. Duckwall died at his home on
E. Walnut street Friday afternoon at
5 o'clock, after a long illness with
chronic pneumonia, ne was aged 70
years and 10 months and Is survived by
his widow. The funeral services were
held at the home Monday aftornoon
at 2 o'clock, conducted by Rev. Earl
R Slutz and Rev. W. II. Shields.
Mr. Duckwall was an attorney, sur
eyor and large landowner and was
actively engaged In the practice of the
law and the management of his farm
until his health failed a few months
ago. In the practice of the law he
gave special attention to real estate
and pike cases and was of counsel In
every big pike case tried In this county
In years, ne was thoroughly familiar
with the laws appertaining to the
granting and rejection of pikes and his
knowledge of surveying made him
especially qualified for the preperatlon
and trial of such cases.
Raper Duckwall, as he was generally
known, was a man of stron ' likes and
dislikes.. He was a true and faithful
friend. No man was more ready to
help a friend or quicker to punish an
enemy. A man of strong character :
he was never on the fence on any mat
ter. He never dissembled. He was
either openly for you or openly against
you. To find where he stood on any
question all you needed to do was to
ask him. He was never ashamed of
his principles or afraid to express his
The following sketch of his life was
read at his funeral :
Lewis Raper Duckwall was born
June 24, 1843 on the old Duckwall farm
near Pike Chapel, about 3 miles west
of Hillsboro. His grandfather, Lewis
Duckwall, was one of the pioneer
preachers of Methodism and the sub
ject of this sketch was named for his
grandfather Lewis and William Raper
a well known member in the early
history of the Cincinnati Conference.
His boyhood life was spent on the
farm near Danville, where he received
such education as the public schools
afforded. He later enrolled himself as
a pupil of Professors Sams and Lewis
McKlbben, of Hillsboro, where he
proved an apt student and acquired a
good education. For several years he
taught school in the public schools of
In 1890 Mr. Duckwall moved to
Hillsboro, where he engaged In the
practice of the law and surveying until
a few months of his death. He was
jecognlzed as a careful and accurate
surveyor and his services were in fre
quent demand, especially in cases of
dispute, where his decisions were
accepted as final.
As a lawyer he soon became recog
nized as an, honest and painstaking
practitioner. His professional breth
ren held him in high esteem and his
clients believed impliclty in his loyalty
to their best interests.
Raper Duckwall, as he was familiar
ly known, was a true friend to his
friends, a sincere man and a patriotic
On May 11, 1873 he was united Jn
marriage to Mary Bell, a daughter of
the Rev. Richard A. McArthur, who
lived only four short months after their
their marriage. He married again on
Nov. 10j 1890, Mies Mary Ruble, who
High School Wins.
The Hillsboro High School baseball
team defeated the Leesburg High
School team at the Fair Grounds Fri
day afternoon in a one sided game by
the score of 17 to 7. Hillsboro hit hard
and played a clean fast game In the
field, while the visitors had an a tack
of stage fright, playing very ragged
ball in the field. This makes two
straight victories for the local boys,
both over Leesburg
Ray Westand Luceta Johnson, both
Moses Pearce, of nillsboro, and Ida
P. Whiting, of Mowrystown,
Harvey Steward and Etta Lltteral,
both of Greenfield.
"Guy Smith, of Mowrystown, and
Rosa McClure, of Sardinia.
Allison Core, of Lyndon, and Eliza
beth Galb, of Greenfield.
Ray Ayers and Anna Rockel both
The work-of oiling the streets of the
business section of Hillsboro will
probably begin tomorrow. A car load
of oil is at the depot and the com
mittee from the Business Men's Asso
ciation has called on the merchants of
the town and almost without an ex-'
ceptloa each one has contributed his
FAMOUS CASE ends
Third Trial of Suit of Frank Allen
vs. T. X- Smith is Won
The third trial of the famous suit
for $20,000 damages of Frank Allen, of
Washington C. H., against T. T. Smith,
of Leesburg, was heard at Washington
C. H., last week and ended In a victory
for the defendant. The jury was out
twelve and one half hours before It
brought In the verdict for Smith. The
Jury In each of the two former trials
. The case has been pending Jn the
Fayette county Common Pleas Court
for over four years.
Mr. Allen brought the suit on ac
count of Injuries he received on Dec.
2, 1909, when his horse frightened and
ne was turown irom his buggy, ne
alleges that the accident was caused
by the carelessness and negligence of
tne ariver or the defendant's automo
bile, which passed him about the time
the accident occurred. The place of
the accident was about thrp.n m)iis
west of Washington C. H., on the
At the time of the accident Mr.
Allen was principal of the Staunton
schools of Fayette county, residing In
Washington O. H., and driving back
and forth to his work.
Mr. Smith is one of the prominent
and wealthy citizens of Leesburg.
Hospital Officers Chosen.
The annual meeting of the stock
holders of the Highland County Hospi
tal Company was held at the hospital
Monday. The directors were elected,
the following being chosen : Dr. W.
Hoyt, J. Q. Roads, 0. F. Roberts, C.
M. Lacy, Dr. A. H. Beam, Dr. C. C.
Cropper, Dr. O. A. Thompson, F. R.
Ambrose and C. M. Kerns.
The directors selected the following
officers ; Dr. O. A. Thompson, pres. ;
J . y. Roads, vice pres. ; Dr. C. C.
Cropper, sec'y.; C. M. Kerns, ass't.
sec't. ; F. R. Ambrose, treas.
The committee appointed to audit
the books reported that the books were
neatly and accurately kept that $3524.-
08 nad been spent in the equipment of
the building and that a balance of
8406.70 was In the hands of the treas
urer. A large number of the stockholders
attended the meeting and all were
enthusiastic as to its future and highly
complimented those who had charge
of the furnishing and eaulnlncr of the
building for the excellent judgment
ana gooa taste snown in the work.
Five Will Be Held in This County
Data on Institutes For
Last Ten Years.
An excellent meeting of the repre
sentatives of the Farmers Institutes
to be held in this county and O. R.
Wagner, of the State Department of
Agriculture, was held at the Court
House Tuesday afternoon. Institutes
were granted for Buford, Leesburg,
Lynchburg, Rainsboro and Marshall.
Representatives were also present
from Sugartree Ridge and Sinking
Spring, but as only five institutes can
be held In the county, when conditions
were explained they very kindly with
drew their request.
An excellent understanding was
reached between the representatives
of the institutes and Mr. Wagner
which It Is hoped will result In much
good for the Institutes.
Mr. Wagner presented statistics
showing the number of Institutes held
in this county each year for 10 years
the average attendance, the local ex
penses and state expense. The total
cost of the Institutes for 10 years was
$2,990.01. A table showing the above
Yr No. Instl- Average Local State
tutes Held Attendance Expenses Expese
1001-6 3 317 4131.00 $ 08.82
190V6 3 350 S 92 08 $102 51
1900-7 4 439 $157.60 $170 52
1907-8 4 401 $184.00 1141 00
1908-9 4 383 $135 87 $13191
1000 10 4 304 1(146 00 till 24
1910-11 4 214 $19.25 $137 61
1911-12 4 248 II75 0O $130.10
1912-13 4 335 $157.35 $220.70
1913-11 5 278 $212.17 $240 15
39 332 $1,573.22 $1,123.39
Hillsboro People Safe.
Telegrams have been received by
relatives from Joseph G. Perln and
Miss Ilattie Ayres, the only nillsboro
people In Mexico, stating that they
are in Vera Cruz and all right. The
telegram from Miss Ayres was received
Saturday and the one from Mr. Perln
on Tuesday. This was a great relief
to their relatives and many friends
here. .It Is thought that they will
both come to Hillsboro.
Mrs. O. A. Landess and daughter,
Mildred, were the guests of the form
er's mother at Danville Thursday.
By Charles M. West in $5000
Damage Suit Against
Mother In Law
Of His Wife Through Hypnotism
and Spiritualism is Charged
-Have Been Married
Less Than Month.
The only new case filed In the Com
mon Pleas Court during the past week
Is by Charles M. West against Matilda
Rhoades, the plaintiff asking for 5,000
damages from the defendant, alleging
that she alienated the affections of his
wife, Mary S. West, daughter of the
The plaintiff says that on March 30,
1914 he was married to Mary S. Rhoades
at Cincinnati and that they lived
together happily until April 18, 1914 ;
thatatthesollcitationof Mrs. Rhoades
and to please his wife they made their
home with Mrs. Rhoades. "Plaintiff
further says that the defendant main
tains and practices the doctrine of
Spiritualism, her hypnotic powers, her
second Sight, and all the other wild
and visionary isms, and fanatic tenets
which defendant claims to possess u pon
his said wife, and that the defendant
maliciously and wickedly contriving
and intending to Injure plaintiff in
the love and esteem of his v, Ife and to
destroy his peace and happiness and
to deprive him of the comfort, society
and services of his wife, and not for
the protection of his wife, did, solely
because of her malice and ill will
toward plaintiff Induce, Influence and
persuade his wife to change her former
conduct toward plaintiff, to cease to
love and respect plaintiff and com
pletely alienated all her love and
affection." He also says that on ac
count of the influence of the defendant
'his wife became abusive, quarrelsome
and refused to be seen on the streets,
or to longer love and respect plaintiff,
to the extent that his wife was con
trolled entirely by the hypnotic power
of the defendant and the plaintiff was
forced to leave his wife on April 18,
1914" and that he has not been able to
induce his wife to come with hlra
although he has sufficient means and
ability to properly support her. He
alfeges that fie has been damaged in
the sum of $5,000 by the loss of the
affections of his wife and asks damages
in that sum.
It will be remembered that last week
Mrs. West brought suit against her
husband for $700 and had his stock of
goods and tools attached. This money
was borrowed shortly before their
County Boosters Day.
Today is Boosters Day for Highland
County. Gov. Cox, Hon. "Put" San
dies, T. P. Riddle ana John Beggs will
be here and deliver addresses. The
meetings will be held at Bell's Opera
House. The morning session begins
at 10 o'clock. Gov. Cox will discuss
present day public questions and the
other speakers agricultural problems.
Gov. Cox will speak at both afternoon
and night sessions and as he is an un
usually pleasing and forceful speaker
should be greeted with large audi
ences. The people of Highland county
are fortunate In having the opportu
nity to hear these able and eloquent
speakers and the Opera House should-
be packed at each session.
Probate Court Proceedings.
H. M. Purdy appointed executor of
Sarah B. Sprague, admrx of John R.
Sprague, filed first and final account.
William Clouser, gdn of Anna Ltod,
filed first account. .
J. L. Caldwell, adrnr of C, S. Tim
mons, filed Inventory and appraise
ment. Eliot Lloyd, adrnr of Lou Neal filed
application to settle claim.
Charles Lough appointed admr of
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Moses J. Ludwick, tiled Inventory and
John F. Upp, exr of Eva J. Kramer
filed Inventory and appraisement.
F. M. TImmons appointed gdn of
M. G. Kramer elected not to take
under will of Eva J. Kramer.
Mary E. Conard, exrx of John Con
ard, filed application to sell stock
Will of Ellsha Beaver filed.
Walter Lemon and family visited
Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Stockwell at Dan
At Greenfield, Harry Hall Shoot
ing Lon Alurphy 5 Times
Wounds Not Serious.
Greenfield had another shooting
scrape Monday night. Harry Hall
shot Lon Murphy live times, using a
twenty two caliber revolver. Three
of the shots took effect, but none of
the wounds are serious
The trouble occurred on Washington
street in Greenfield near the Murphy
Grocery at 8 o'clock Saturday nUht.
Hall and Murphy are both painters
and tho quarrel was over an account.
Hall had purchased some paint from
Murphy and a disagreement arose
over the amount due. When they
met Monday words were Dassed h-
tween the men, when Hall drew a 22
caliber revolver and fired five times at
Murphy. Several of the cartridges
were loaded with shot and this ac
counts for the wounds not being ser
ious. The shot from one cartridge
struck Murphy in the face and neck ;
from another in the hand and one
loaded with a bullet struck him In the
Hall was arrested on the charge of
shooting with intent to kill. He was
released on bond. The preliminary
hearing will be held before the Mayor
of Greenfield one day this week.
Death of Mrs. Cynthia Tharp.
Mrs. Cynthia Tharp, aged 80 years,
died at her home here Tuesday night,
following a stroke of paralysis Mon
day. The funeral will be held Thurs
day afternoon at 3:30, conducted by
Rev. Slutz ; interment in Hillsboro
cemetery. She is survived by six
children, Walter, Wallace and J. W.
Rogers, of this place, Sinford C.
Rogers, of Clearwater, Neb , and Mrs.
Don Carter and Miss Nota Tharp, of
Every Crusader in Hillsboro and
every member of the W. C. T. U. in
Hillsboro, and at least one member
from every union in nighland county
are Invited and urged to be present at
the W. C. T. U. meeting next Mon
day, May 4, it 2:30 p. m. In the K. of
P. Hall corner of Main and High
streets over the Hillsboro National
Bank There is Important business
to be transacted which pertains to
the interest of every woman in High
land county. By order of President,
High School Track Meet.
A high school track meet will be
held at Wilmington Friday In which
the nillsboro High School will take
part. The other schools entered are
Washington C. H., Blanchester, New
Vienna, Wayne, Chester, Wilmington,
Port William and Chillicothe.
The members of the Hillsboro team
and the events in which they are en
tered follow : 100yd. Dash, D. Rogers,
T. Scott ; 120 yd. High Hurdle, D.
Rogers, T. Scott; Discus Throw, Fred
Vance, E. McCormick ; 880 yd. Run,
R. Fling, U. Roush ; Running and
Standing High Jump, D. Rogers, W.
Bussey ; 220 yd. Dash, T Scott, D.
Rogers ; Shot Put, H. Parsons, E. Mc
Cormick ; 50 yd. Dash, D. Rogers, T.
Scott ; Pole Vault, G. McConnaughey,
E. McCormick, E. Dunn ; Standing
Br.ad Jump, H. Parsons, D. Rogers i
220 yd. Hurdle, G. McConnaughey, D.
Rogers, W. Bussey ; 440 yd. Run, D.
Morgan, Christy, Bussey ; Running
Broad Jump, D. Rogers, T. Scott ;
Hammer ThrowF. Vance, W. Bus
sey; RslayJ. Christy, Mac Bell, D.
Morgan, T. Grillln.
The ooys have been training hard
and expect to make a good showing.
C Q. Hildebrant Here.
Hon. and Mrs. Charles Q. Hildebrant
and children, of Wilmington, were here
Saturday. Mr. Hildebrant Is a candi
date for the Republican nomination
for secretary of state, ne was a caller
at this office Saturday afternoon and
stated that he was very much encour
aged In his candidacy and that the
outlook for his nomination Is bright.
Mr. Hildebrant is well known In nills
boro and Highland county, having
represented the Old Sixth District In
Congress two terms and always taking
a prominent and active part In its
politics: Tlie Republicans could not
select a better candidate than Mr.
Hildebrant. He is thoroughly compe
tent for the position to which he
aspires; is always aflable and agreeable
and th6re Is no better mixer, ne is a.
fearless, resourceful and hard fighter,
never giving up and never knowing
when he Is whipped, neither soured by
defeat nor puffed up by victory. The
writer has been Intimately associated
with him for many years and has never
known him to violate a promise or
break his word. It Is a pleasure to
commend him to the Republicans of
Highland county and the state.