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HILLSBORO, OHIO, THURSDAY, MAY 28, 1914.
VOL. 79. NO. 7
ONE SIDED VICTORY
For Hillsboro in Game With
Clncy's Sunday Afternoon
Score 17 to 2.
IS ALL HERE
The ball game between Hillsboro
and Clncy's at the Fair Ground Sun
day afternoon was a joke. The visi
tors could neither bat, field nor run
the bases. , Fumbles, wild throws,
muffs, booting the ball and stupid
plays were numerous. The final score
was 17 to 2 In favor of Hillsboro.
Hill started the game for Clncy's
and with any kind of support would
hava held the locals to a small score,
few clean hits being made off of him
and then generally after several op
portunities had been given to retire
Deakyne was in the box for Hills,
boro and pitched his usual good game,
never being In trouble after the first
inning. Hecker, Hillsboro's new
catcher from Cincinnati, did not make
a very good Impression, having a great
deal of trouble holding Deakyne'a de
livery. He Improved in the latter
The visitors were the poorest ball
team ever In Hillsboro. If there was
a possible chance to do anything
wrong they did It. The pitcher and
catcher were the only ones that
seemed to have any idea of how to
D'av the came. The best way to de
scribe the game is to say it was a
comedy of errors. ,
The Cincinnati Reserves will play
here next Sunday and a good game Is
promised, this team having won every
game played this season.
The score follows :
AB It H PO A E
Wool Insurance Case Came
to Unexpected Close
VERDICT FOR DEFENDANT
Returned by Jury Upon Instruc
tion of Judge Newby-New
Cases Filed and Other
News of Courts.
Victory For Defendants Norman
Beecher of Counsel For
Emery, 2nd base
Rogers, 1st b
McLaren, 3rd b
Vance, left f
Easter, c f
West, r f
Total 44 17 15 27 7 2
dncy AB R n PO A E
Helmes, If 3
Hill, 3rd b 4 11 3 2 1
Raspe, ss 4 1 1 o &
Welterman, lstb 4 0 0 110 1
Foster, c 4 0 1 5 0 0
Schultz,2b t 1 3 3. 1
Rockman, rf 3 0 0 0 0 0
Wurst, c f 3 0 0 3 0 0
Ganzert, p llltl
The U. S. Supreme Court decided
the Titanic case Monday. Norman
B. Beecher, of New York City, a son
of Rev. and Mrs. G. B. Beecher, of this
place, was one of the attorneys for the
Titanic owners and argued the case
before the Supreme Court.
The following account of the de
cision Is taken from Tuesday's En
Because the illfated Titanic struck
an iceburg rather than another Brit
ish ship, the Supreme Court today
held that the owner, the Oceanic
Steam Navigation Company, the
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ilCYY lJlUlWll prrv Imctiip Pararlo In
32 2 "4 24 12 6
Two Base Hits, Ganzert, Raspe,
Easter, Moorhead, McLaren ; Three
base hit, Deakyne ; Home run. Moore
head ; Struck out by Deakyne, 13,
Ganzert, 1, Hill, 4 ; First on balls, off
Deakyne, 2, Ganzert, 1 ; Left on base,
Clncy, 2, Hillsboroi 3 ; Hit by pitcher
Deakyne, 1. Ganzert, 1.
$1.86 Is Your Portion.
Each of the 5,260,898 persons In Ohio
will contribute $1.86 for maintenance
of the state government for the 1914
appropriation period, according to fig
ures compiled by Budget Commissioner
W. O. Helffernan and just made pub
He. Nearly half or 80 cents, is spent
for the upkeep of state charityjor
penal institutions and 42 cents is spent
for educational purposes. These esti
mates do not include the $700,000 raised
for educational institutions by direct
tax. The aggegate of the budget ap
propriations bills for 1914 is $9,370,021
,n i p -
Former Resident Dead.
Joseph Mather, a former resident of
Hillsboro, died at his home at Jollet,
111., on May 9. ne was an uncle of
Harvey and Mather Scarborough, of
this place, and will be remembered by
many of the older residents, the Math
er family having been one of the
.prominent families of this county.
The following account of his death
is taken from the Jollet News of May
Joseph Mather, aged 88 years, a resi
dent of this city 43 years, Civil War
veteran, well-known and highly re
spected by all, died Saturday night at
the residence, .572 Florence avenue,
following a physical collapse due to
the infirmities of old age.
Born In England, deceased came to
America in his youth and locating In
Ohio, joined the volunteers from that
state when the cry went forth for civil
war. After three years of service,
Mr. Mather returned to his adopted
state and later came to Jollet, where
he resided continuously until his death.
Deceased was a pattern-maker by
trade. The widow survives wltj two
sons, Edward Mather, of Jollet, and
Archie Mather, of Kewanee, 111.
Funeral tomorrow morning with
services at 10 o'clock from the home,
wjth Rev. C. D. Jacobs, of Central
Presbyterian church, officiating, Bur
ial in Oakwood.
The case of Weil Bros Co. against
Connecticut Insurance Co., came to a
sudden close Monday afternoon, when
Judge Newby Instructed the jury to
return a verdict for the defendant.
This action was on fire insurance policy
for $2,000, covering wool of Well Bros.
Co. which it was claimed was in a
barn of C. V. Purdy in Now Market.
The barn and its contents were de
stroyed by fire on July 12, 1912. The
trial began Monday, May 18, and the
plaintiff had Introduced his testimony
by adjournment time Friday.
Monday the defendant made a mo
tion asking the court to direct the.
jury to return a verdict for the defen
dant onthe grounds that the plaintiff
had not complied with the conditions
of the policy. The policy contained a
clause providing that in case of dis
agreement of the parties as to the
amount of loss sustained in case of
fire that the questions should be ar
bitrated, the insured selecting one ar
bitrator, and the Insurer one and the
two an umpire Woll Bros. Co. did
not select an arbitrator when the
company refused to pay their claim.
The Supreme Court of Ohio had held
that under such conditions the insur
ed could not recover on his policy.
Judge Newby, therefore, ordered the
jury to return a verdict for the defen
dant. Weil Bros. Co. had three other
policies covering the wool, each for
$2,000. Each of these policies contain
the same provision as the one sued
upon. A motion for a new trial was
made by the plaintiff and the case
will be taken to the higher courts. No
action will be taken on the other pol
icies until this case is fought out In
the upper courts. The case had at
tracted a great deal of attention and
Its sudden ending was a great surprise
to the onlookers.
Custer Long, a 10 year old colo.'ed
boy, son of Mrs. Lavinla Long, was
before Judge J. B. Worley Tuesday,
charged with assaulting neighbor
children. He was found guilty. The
boy has given the officials considera
ble trouble and Judge Worley sen
tenced him to the Boys Industrial
School at Lancaster, but suspended
sentence during good behavior. He
was placed In charge of his mother,
ORDERED TO LEAVE TOWN
Ellsha Thomas, colored, was arrest
ed Saturday for illicit sale of intoxica
ting liquors. He was taken before
Mayor Wilklns Sunday and entered a
plea of guilty and was fined $100 and
the costs. Thomas was an old offen
der having been arrested seven times
within the last year and either plead
ed or found guilty each time. Fines
and costs from old cases were stand
ing against hlm'and upon condition
that he pay the amount of them and
the costs in the last case and leave
town never to return, the fine In it
wassuspended. He left town Wednes
NEW CASES FILED.
Two new cases were filed In the
Common Pleas Court during the past
The Deerlng Harvester Co. asks for
a judgment against Samuel Roads for
$105.73 with interest from May 20,
1913. The suit is upon two promis
sory notes one for $40, executed May
20, 1913, and one for $45, executed
October 15, 1902, both bearing six per
cent. Interest. The plaintiff says
that no part of either note has been
Nathaniel Roush against Jacob A,
Knupp Is an action on a promissory
note, secured by mortgage. The note
is for $250 and was executed'Sept. 25,
1911. The mortgage Is on 10 acres of
land In Hamer township. The plain
tiff says that at the request of the
defendant he paid taxes on the
land" amounting to $ 5.24. The
plaintiff prays for a Judgment on the
note and for taxes paid and that the
premises may be sold and the proceeds
applied to the payment of the mort
J. Ed. Shannon and Joseph Miller,
the members of the jury commission,
were in session Monday and Tuesday.
They selected the names of 200 per
sons and placed them in the jury
White Star Line, was entitled to have
Its liability for loss of life and property
in suits, brought In American Courts
Christians Arrange Appropri
ate Services For Event
ADDRESS BY DR.
Memorial Addresses by Ministers
of Other Churches and Unveiling-
of Art Windows
limited in accordance with American
This means that those who sue in
American Courts will get virtually
nothing, the law limiting liability to
the salvage from the wreck, and the
passengers and freight money collect el
for thu vovaee about $91,000 in al
The total claims against the company
have reached $13,000,000.
The Court held that where a lone
ship is wrecked the law of the country
in which suit Is brought governs the
limitation of liability. In the briefs
In the case, It was stated that under
British law the liability or the owner
of the Titanic will be about $3,000,000
If it is found that the wreck occurred
without the fault or knowledge of the
owner, and unlimited If it occurred
with its fault or knowledge. The
presence of J. Bruce Ismay, Managing
Director, on the Titanic at the time
of the wreck complicates this question.
Justice McKenna dissented, holding
the British law should apply.
Real Estate Transfers.
C. Wyatt to W. R. Eyler,
to John Stultz,
The new Christian church at Lynch
burg will be dedicated with appropri
ate ceremonies next Sunday. All day
services will be held and at each ses
sion Dr. George L. Snlvely will deliver
Excellent music and many other
attractive features have been arranged
and the day will be an important one
to members of the Christian denomina
tion In the western part of the county.
The program follows:
Bible School, 9 a m., J. D. Bobbltt, Supt.
Reading Lesson .Luke 17, 11-19
Classes take ten minutes and reassemble.
Chemically Illustrated Address
Geo L. Snlvely
Invitation Hymn .1 Hear Thy Welcome Voice
DEDIOATOllY SERVICES, 10 30 A. M.
Hymn Holy, Holy, Holy
Scripture Lesson, Matt !. 17:31.. Q. L. Snlvely
Anthem.. WhenThe Lord Shall Build Up Zlon
Sermon Fundamentals of Our Faith
, Geo L. Snlvely
Dinner In Duncanson Building.
AFTEIINOON IEHVICE, 2.30 P. M.
Hymn I Love Thy Kingdom Lord
Scripture Lesson II el). 11:17
Anthem , Gently Lead Us
Communion or Lord's Supper
Hymn Nearer The Cross
Congratulatory and Memorial Addresses by
Ministers and Representatives ol the Va
rlous Churches, and Unveiling of Art Win
dows. Hymn Blest Be The Tie
EVENINO SEIIVICE9, 7:30 P. M.
Hymn Stand Up For Jesus
Scripture Lesson, Rev 7 9 .Geo. L Snlvely
Anthem Sing Ye Jehovah's Praises
Sermon "The Home Over There"
Geo L. Snlvely
Invitation Hymn Just As I Am
Presentation of keys by building committee
Acceptance o keys by Trustees.
Dedication Vows Led by the Pastor.
Rev. A. D. McMurray
Response by Congregation.
Editor of News Herald:
We note by the News Herald of
Thursday, May 21, that the Hillsboro
Military Band had been employed
and was going to Cincinnati to par
tlclpltate in the big parade at that
SNIVELY ' Place but failed to state what parade.
I Now we believe that everyone who has
read the Cincinnati dally papers
knows what the nature of that parade
We have all been able for the past
few years, as citizens of Highland
county to point to Hillsboro, "our
County seat" with pride a "a dry
town," likewise a dry county. And
now in the face of all our past efforts
to make this county the peace and law
abiding place it is we find the mem
bers of our Military Band and no
doubt good citizens of Hillsboro, will
ing to hire themselves for a few dol
lars to participate in such a campaign.
Or did they not know the nature of
that parade and of whom composed
and for what purpose?
We are beginning to be aware that
there are many things of debasing na
ture take place right In our midst,
and through our over sight or careless
ness we fall to notice or heed them.
Because we have a dry county don't
loose Interest and become careless, for
you must know that the liquor men
are always alert and on the watch to
find some place asleep and step in and
establish their traffic, and gain as
great a foothold as formerly.
They have plenty of money to back
their efforts and because of their loos
ing ground they will not spare money
or means to promote their enterprise.
We know of no other parade in Cin
cinnati on Friday night, May 22, other
than the Wet Parade. Unless they
could be going to assist in the recept
ion of The Lambs of New York, who
are on their anual tour at this time.
We are sorry a few of the citizens
of our County seat were willing to
submit their service if such be the
Ernest Woodmansee Struck
By B. & 0. Train
BODY BADLY MANGLED
When Found by Train Crew-Had
Been Worrying- Over Troub
les and Was Suff j
Of Dr. Slutz Sunday Night Very
Good Fine Music by Pupils
of High School.
Hillsboro lot, $1.
W. H. Cowman
Greenfield lot, 31.
A. A. Noble to C. E. Tarblll, Mar
shall tp., 154 a , $23,790.
Moses Calvert to Minnie B. btrain,
Hillsboro lot, 81.
Dick Q. Nevin to Jesse Horto'n,
Hillsboro lot, 81.
Cyrus R. Eubanks to A. F. Mur
dock, Paint tp , 75 a., 81.
Frank J. Kelly to R. C. Newman,
Hillsboro lot, 31.
Emily Chapln et al to M. T. Shep
herd, Liberty tp., 227 a., 81.
LuclndaVinsonhallerto Roy Van
zant et al, Hillsboro lot, $1.
James Euverard to Trustees of
Whlteoak tp., 1 a , 31.
John R. Owens to W. Taylor Nell,
Greenfield lot, 81.
Fred Wleaeman to Ida Aubry,
Lynchburg lot, $120.
Elizabeth A. Beverly to Margaret
Huston, Leesburg lot, $1.
W. H. Beverly et al, exrs. to Marga
ret Huston, Leesburg lot, 8500.
James Q. Setty to Charles Richards,
Hillsboro lot, $1.
Joanna Leadbetter to Jesse Horton,
Hillsboro lot, $75.
Ida M. Reames to Earl Gruver,
Hillsboro lot, 31.
Moses Pearce to C. R. Eubanks,
Paint tp., lots, $1.
James Euverard to Moses Pearce,
Clay tp., 95 a., 31.
Mae, Fife to Wilbert Stoops, Cen
terfield lot, $1.
Jane A. Mercer to Ellis C. Hosklns,
Leesburg lot, 81.
D. B. Allman to Paul Caron, Whlte
oak tp., 3 a., 3550.
The program for the Hillsboro
Chautauqua, to be held Aug 10-23,
has been completed. Among the head
liners are Dr. Frederick Cook, famous
Arctic explorer, Maud Ballington
Booth, the great Salvation Army lead-
er, and former congressman, J. Adam
Bede. The other lecturers are Allen i
Albert Tanner, Strlcklen Glllilan, Dr.
Gabriel McGuire, Dr. A. W. Evans,
Dr. Stanloy L. Krebs and Dean W. T
Several of the musical organizations Mrs. Amanda Garrett, aged 63 years,
are well known to the people of Hills died on Friday at the home of her
boro and Highland county and the daughter, Mrs. August Kocn, in M.oie-;otner prominent
others come highly recommended, do, where she was visiting. Death re- 0n the program.
Tliey are, Music Makers, Maurer Sis-, suited from a stroKe or apoplexy sutler
Dr. Earl R. Slutz. of the Methodist
Church, preached a very able sermon
taking as his text, "Joseph Is a faith
ful bough, even a fruitful bough by a
well, whose branches run over the
wall." Genesis 49-22. It was full of
good advice to the young people par
ticular stress being laid on the neces
sity for strong character.
The music was furnished by mem
bers of the High School under the di
rection of Miss Mary B Evans and
delighted the large audience Two
songs by mixed choruses and a trio by
Misses Stevenson Gore and Storer
were very beautiful.
Tonight is Class Night, which will
be observed at Bell's Opera House.
The class play Is "The Taming of the
Commencement exercises will be
held Friday night, address by Hon.
Charles L. Swain, of Cincinnati,
speaker of thi Ohio House of Representatives
Improvement at Cemetery.
City water has been taken into the
Hillsboro Cemetery and hydrants
placed in each section. This Is an
improvement which was badly needed
and will be greatly appreciated by
everyone. Water will now be handy
for people to water the flowers placed
on the graves of loved ones and for all
County Examiner Here.
E. K. Parrett, of Batavla, of the
State Bureau of Accounting and Su
pervision of Public Offices, began an
examination of the books of the coun
ty officials of Highland county Mon
day. Mr. Parrett thinks the work
will take from a month to six weeks.
George Thompson, of ChiUlcothe, Is
assisting Mr. Parrett.
Medical Society Meeting.
Death of Mrs. Amanda Garrett.
The next meeting of the Highland
County Medical Society will be held
in the B. M. A. Hall, Leesburg, on
Wednesday June 3. This will be an
open meeting and the public are cor
dially invited to attend and partici
pate in the proceedings. The pro
gram will be particularly attractive,
Including addresses by Drs. Brooks F.
Beebe, W. McLean Ayres and Robert
Carothers, of Cincinnati, and Dr. J.
C. Larkln, of Hillsboro.
The morning session will be called
at eleven o'clock ; afternoon session
at one thirty. Adjournment for din
ner at South Side Hotel at 12:30.
Ernest Woodmansee was struck and
instantly killed by a B. & O. R. R.
train near Highland Thursday night.
The body was found by members of a
train crew about 5 o'clock Friday
morning. The head was severed from
the body, the left arm almost severed
at the elbow and the body badly
bruised. The head was lying beside
the track and the body between the
Mr Woodmansee was 29 years of age
and a farmer living near Highland.
He was married and Is survived by hla
wife and one child.
Coroner J. D. Bobbltt held an Inquest
Friday. He examined Mrs. Mary E.
Woodmansee, mother of the dead man,
and C. P. Woodmansee, who was called
and identified tho body
Mrs. Woodmansee testified that she
saw her son the last time on Wednes
day night when he went to his room
to go to bed ; that she did not hear
him leave the house nor hear from
him after that until his body was
found. She said that he had been
having domestic troubles and had been
The testimony of C. P. Woodmansee
was only in regard to the finding of
the body and identifying it.
The finding of the coroner was as
"After having heard the evidence,
examined the body, and considered
the circumstances, I do find that tho
deceased came to Ills death by being
run over by a train. Probably sui
Mr. Woodmansee was In Hillsboro
Thursday and called on a physician
and secured some medicine. He had
been suffering from insomnia After
leaving Hillsboro, no one is known who
No details of the tragedy can be se
cured as the members of the train
crew did not see him when the train
struck him and the first that was
known of the accident was when the
body was found.
The funeral services were held at
Highland Sunday morning and It was
the largest funeral ever held In that
No Street Exposition.
Hillsboro will not hold a Street Ex
position this fall. This decision was
made ny the executive committee at
a meeting held Friday night. On
account of the Chautauqua, Hillsboro
Fair, Y. M. C. A. and Play Ground
Movement for the public schools it
was thought advisable not to hold a
Street Exposition this fall, that It
would be making too great demands
on the business men and that the
other affairs would take Its place.
ters Orchestra, Hillsboro Band, Alda
Quartette and Price's Premier Band,
ed a few days before.
The body was brought here Saturday
and taken to the home of her mother,
Other entertainers are. Miss Mc- Mrs. T. O. Lytle, where the funeral
Laren, reader; Edward Reno, magi- services were held Monday afternoon,
clan ; Mrs. Fisk, monologue ; John B. ' conducted by Rev. Earl R. Slutz.
Ratto, entertainer. I Burial was made In the nillsboro
The nrotrram Is an excellent one and cemetery
kdeservlngof the people of Hillsboro
and Highland county.
Rev, Albert H. Pellman, special
representative of the Presbyterian
Synod of Ohio, will preach at the
Fall Creek church next Sabbath, May
31, at 11 a. m. and also 7 p. m.
Mrs. Garrett Is survived by three
children, Mrs. AugustKoch, Mrs M.
n. Wedding and Dwlht Garrett. Mr.
and Mrs. Koch accompanied the body
here from Toledo.
The Prohibition State Convention
is to be held in Columbus Chamber of
Commerce, June 4 and 5. All the
LOUjpoiaino numQia lit i-uiuaii iajuuij m
are inviieu to aneim uus greab garn
ering. State Chairman, R. R. Roberts,
predicts that It will be the biggest
convention In the history of the State
organization. Such men as Clinton
N. Howard, of Rochester, N. Y., Dr.
A. S. Watklns.of Ada, O., Vice-Presidential
Candidate In 19081912, and
speakers will appear
This convention is
the part of a great movement which
will In the near future culminate In
A very pleasant surprise was given
Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Roush Saturday
evening in honor of their thirty fifth
wedding anniversary. At 7 o'clock
thirty of the relatives of Mr. and Mrs.
Roush gathered at their home on
West South street and extended
them congratulations on their long
and happy married life. Arrangements
for the party had been made by Mr.
and Mrs. Roush's daughters-in-law,
Guy B. Roush, of Cincinnati, and
Ted Roush, of Russell, and it
was a complete surprise to Mr. and
Mrs. Roush. Delicious refreshments
were served and all thoroughly enjoyed
Miss Cora Bell has been visiting
friends In Cincinnati since Sunday,
The New Market township School
Board met In regular session last
Monday and hired the following teach
ers for the ensuing year : District No.
1, Roy narshbarger; No. 2, Barley
Stanforth; No. 3, Bessie Whlsler;
No. 4. Orland McConnaughey ; No 5,
O. W Johnson : No. 7, nomer Pence ;
No. 8 (Primary), Wllla Robinson ; No.
8 (Advance), not hired ; No. 9, Mr. '
Probate Court Proceedings,
Charles Lough, admr. of Bert Lough,
filed inventory and appraisement.
I Elizabeth Jamison, admrx of M. B.
Jamison, filed inventory and appraise
Henry Barrett appointed admr. of
John W. Barrett.
Amelia Richards appointed admrx
of W. N. Richards.
C. W. & A. W. Morrow, exrxs. of J.
P. Morrow, filed final account.'
Mary A. Duckwall, admrx. .of L. R.
Duckwall, filed inventory and appraise
ment Jos. A. and Carey Beavers, exrxs. of
Ellsha Beavers, filed inventory and
John T. Chaney appointed exr. of
Letta A. Chaney.