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HILLSBORO, OHIO, THURSDAY, JUNE 11, 1914.
VOL. 79. NO. 9
KILLED BY TRAIN.
William Williams Attempts
Jump Freight at Milford
Has Head Cut Off.
William Williams, a 10 year old
colored boy of this place, was killed
while attempting to board a fast
freight train at Milford at 6:30 Mon
The boy was thrown under the train
and his head severed from his body
and his body otherwise badly mangled.
His head was thrown in front of a
number of passengers who had just
alighted from another train. The
body was carried a half mile up the
Young Williams had been employed
by the Watts Construction Co. build
ing a road from Milford to Batavia
His father lives in Columbus and it
developed that he attempted to jump
the train with intentions of going to
The body was brought here Tues
day evening by Undertaker Walter
Eincald and taken to the home of his
grandmother, Mrs. James Nelson, on
Lilley avenue with whom he had
made his home for years. The funeral
services were held Wednesday after
noon at 2 o'clock at the Wesloyan
The Jr. O. U. A. M. will present a
beautiful flag to the Webster school
building Saturday evening, June 13.
All members are urged to meet at
the hall at 6 o'clock and march to the
grounds in a body. A special invita
tion is given the D. of A. Appro
priate services will be held In connec
tion with the presetatlon of the flag.
A cordial invitation is extended to
the public to attend the ceremonies.
The pastors and members of the A.
M. E. Church on Pleasant street are
preparing to commemorate the 85th
anniversary of the church on July 12
to 14 Inclusive. Bishop C. L. Shaffer
has been invited to be present on the
Rev. P. E. Mills, Presiding Elder of
the district, will be present, also Rev.
Harley Newsome, of Portsmouth, Dr.
C. S. Williams, of Cincinnati, aformer
pastor of the church, and Dr. C. S
Gee, of Greenfield, a former presiding
elder of the district.
This will be the last financial rally
of this Conference year and the pastor
and members hope as a result to be
able to pay off some debts of the
POCKET OF GAS
Was Struck While Digging For
Water on J. C. Hite Farm
While drilling for water on the J. C.
Hite farm west of town, J. C. Ludwick
and brother, of Hillsboro, struck a big
pocket of gas, at a depth of 100 ft. A
match was applied and immediately a
flame burst forth which reached a
height of about 60 feet burning the
ropes on the derrick.
The well is located near some barns
and it required the heroic efforts of
the community to save the buildings
It required the efforts of several of
the neighbors for about two hours to
stop the ilame. The pressure is so
strong that it raised the 000 pound
drill from the casing and the roaring
of the escaping gas can be heard dis
tinctly for a hundred yards.
Beyond doubt this is the strongest
flow that has ever been struck in this
locality, and if the proper kind of well
Is sunk Sardinia shall be on the map
to stay. Sardinia News.
The Board of Education of Hamer
township met Friday night and hired
the following teachers :
District No. 1 Raymond Fawley.
District No. 2 nugh Stockwell.
District No. 3 Anna Charles.
District No. 4 Rlssa Walker.
District No. 5 Mrs. Ora Davidson.
District No. 6 Ottls Boler.
Christian Sunday School.
Sunday will be a great day for the
Christian Sunday School of this city.
The Loyal Women classes have se
cured the services of Miss Llllie Farls,
of Cincinnati, for the Sunday School
hour. Miss Faris, who has a national
reputation in Sunday School work,
will devote ten or fifteen minutes to
the children and the remainder of the
hour in a lecture to the women.
Every women who is a member of the
school is urged to be present and all
other ladles are cordially invited.
-Services will begin at 9 a. m.
IS ALL HERE
Seven New Cases Were Filed
In Common Pleas Court
During Past Week
DISSOLUTION IS ASKED
Of Cory-Patterson Company
Against Traction Com
pany For Killing Pony.
Seven new - cases were filed in the
Common Pleas Court during the past
Mary W. Cory against the Cory-Pat.
terson Mfg. Co., Eliza J. Patterson,
William M. Shlmp, R. Earl Patterson,
Miles Townsend and Wilter R. Cory
is for the dissolution of the company,
the abrogation of a contract of the
Company with William M. Shlmp,
that a receiver be appointed to take
charge of the Company and be given
authority to sell the assets of the con
cern and distribute it among the
stockholders, that Shlmp be required
to account to the Company for all
money which he has received from It
under the contract made with him.
The plaintiff says that The Cory
Patterson Mfg. Co. is incorporated for
$50,000 divided into 2 000 shares of $25
each and that 1034 of the shares have
been Issued and fully paid for. The
Company is located at Greenfield and
manufactures a patent device to facili
tate the safety of persons In burning
buildings. Eliza J. Patterson and
William Shimp, her son-in-law, own a
majority of the stock in the Company,
and are two of its directors. Miles
Townsend, a brother of Mrs. Patter
son, and R. Earl Patterson, a son of
Mrs. Patterson, are two of the other
The plaintiff alleges that a contract
has been made by the directors giving
William Shimp the exclusive manage
ment of the sale of all machines of the
company, Shimp to account to the
company for $60 for each device. This
contract the plaintiff says Is unfair to
the stockholders of the company and
that by it practically all of the profits
of the business are diverted into the
hands of said Shimp and said Eliza J.
Patterson and that the services ren
dered by Shimp are trifling and entirely
disproportionate to the money paid
him. Wherefore she prays that the
contract with Shlmp bo held to be null
and void, a receiver be appointed for
the Company and its stock, good will,
etc., be sold and the proceeds divided
among the stockholders.
Detroit Stove works asks for a
judgment against M. F. Funk for
$226 36 on an account for stoves sold
and delivered to him on April 25 and
Aug. 30, 1913.
The McKeehan-HIestand Grocery
Co. took a judgment for $200 with
interest from Oct. 27, 1913 against
Nora Baker and Garfield DeVoss, on
Friday. The suit was on a cognovit
promissory note. The defendants
conducted a grocery in Greenfield and
made an assignment Friday.
Nellie Washburn against James E.
Washburn is an action for a divorce.
The parties were married Aug. 18,
1901 and have no children. The plain
tiff says that the defendant was often
guilty of extreme cruelty towards her,
cursing her and calling her vile names
and that although she did all the
housework and cooked for many
threshers, shredders and corn shelters,
besides taking care of the garden and
raising hundreds of chickens, the de
fendant insisted that she do more
work, although she Was sick most of
the time. She further says that he
abandoned her on Jan 30, 1914. She
asks for divorce and the restoration of
her maiden name of Nellie Blake.
George V. Brown asks for a judgment
for $3000 against D. H. Fox for the
alleged wrongful withholding from
him by Fox of 73 14-100 acres of land.
The plaintiff says that he made a
written contract with Fox for the
purchase and immediate transfer of
this land to him and complied with all
the terms of the contract but Fox
failed and refused to give him posses
sion of the land.
William Renoe against William H.
Hopkins and Ida Hopkins is an action
to quiet the title to 25 acres of land In
Washington township. The plajntlff
says that prior to Dec. 24, 1 1907 Mary
A. Hopkins was the owner in fee
simple of the land ; that on that day
she conveyed the premises to the
plaintiff in fee simple subject to her
life estate by a warranty deed duly
executed and delivered : that he failed
to have the deed recorded and has lost
It; that Mary A. Hopkins died on Feb.
Who Steal Packard Six at Love
land are Captured Near
Albert Hamilton and Ben Becks, of
Loveland, were arrested at Hoaglands
Grossing Monday charged with steal
ing the Packard Six of John Dultln
hoefer, of Loveland.
They are young colored boys and
vere brought here. The officers at
Loveland, Mr. Dultlnhoefer and the
Hamilton county automobile associa
tion notified of their arrest. Officers
came here and took the boys and the
car to Loveland that afternoon.
Mr. Dultlnhoefer is a large shoe
manufacturer of Cincinnati with a
summer home at Loveland. Early
Monday morning members of his fam
ily discovered that the car was miss
ing. It was traced across the lawn
and several miles out the pike to
wards Hillsboro. A few miles out a
farmer was found who had pulled the
car out of a fence corner for the boys.
He described them and stated that
they had said Mrs. Dultlnhoefer
would pay him for his work and that
they were on their way to Hillsboro.
The police officials here were at once
telephoned and given a description of
the boys and the car and its number
vAt noon Marshal Walker was called
on the telephone by Mrs. Barnes, who
conducts a store at Hoaglands Cross
ing. She said that she was having
some trouble with two colored boys
who had bought some things from her
and refused to pay for them. In
answer to inquiries from the Marshal
sho described the boys, stating they
were in an automobile and at his re
quest found out its number and gave
it to him, which was 5115.
Dr. Nelson, who occupies part of
the house with Marshal Walker and
family, had his machine standing In
front. He and the machine were
pressed into service and James Galla
gher, who happened to be passing was
deputised and in a few minutes they
were at Hoaglands and the arrest of
the young men made without any
The boys did not know much about
the machine and were having trouble
with It, not being able to start it
The machine had not been damaged
In any way. The father of Hamilton
works for the Dultinhoefers.
The banns of John Winegardner
and Miss Mae Coffman were published
at St. Mary's Catholic church, Sunday
morning. The wedding will occur
Wednesday, June 24. This date was
selected as it is the 80th birthday and
60th wedding anniversary of Miss CofT
man's grandmother, Mrs. Mary Haley.
The bride elect Is the pretty and at
tractive daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Charles Coffman and very popular in
church and social circles.
Mr. Winegardner Is one of Hills
boro's promising young business men,
holding a responsible position with
the Iron-Clad Clothing Store. He Is a
son of Mr. and Mrs. John Winegard
ner. His many friends have been ex
tending congratulations on his good
fortune in winning so charming a
20, 1914, leaving William H. Hopkins
and six other sons and two daughters
as her heirs at law ; that all of said
heirs and their husbands and wives
have signed quit claim deeds to the
plaintiff for their interests in the
premises except the defendants, who
refuse to do so. Wherefore, the plain
tiff prays that the defendants be for
ever barred from claiming any right
to the premises and his tltje to the
Ernest Newman asks for a divorce
from Clara Newman on the grounds
of wilful absence for three years. The
parties were married at Greenfield
Sept. 24, 1903 and have no children.
PETIT JURORS DRAWN.
Nine additional petit jurors for this
term of court were drawn from the
wheel Saturday. They are John
nalgh, Jackson ; W. L. Beltz, White
oak; Abe Vaughn, Penn; Albert
Bland, Madison ; Otis Sulcebarger,
Madison; Harry Chance. Liberty ; A.
S. Terrell, Fairfield; G. F. Dickey
VERDICT FOR PLAINTIFF.
Cyrus Shaffer vs. Union Savings
Bank & Trust: Co., receiver of the C.
& O. Traction Company was tried be
fore Judge Newby ahd a jury Tuesday.
The plalhtlff claimed that a pony be
longing to him was killed by a car of
the O. & C. Traction Company June
2, 1913 ; that Its death was due to the
fault of the plaintiff and asked $160
demagesfor the loss of the animal.
The Jury returned a verdict for the
plaintiff of $130. Ten members of the
jury agreed in the verdict.
Show Large Increase in Per
sonal Property Valua
tion in This County
GAIN OF $912,980 MADE
Outside of Hillsboro and Green
field, Data For These Not
in Each District.
The township and village assessors
of, Highland county have completed
the assessment of personal property
and filed their reports with County
Assessor John M. McMullen.
The total increase tn the valuation
personal property outside of Hillsboro
and Greenfield is $912,980 and the total
valuation $4,739,930. Every taxing
district has made an increase ranging
from 85,905 in Sinking Spring to $122,
935 in Paint township.
The assessors for Hillsboro and
Greenfield have made their reports
but the county assessor had not tabu
lated them Wednesday and it was
impossible to secure figures on either
of these places. Mr. McMullen stated
that he thought the Increase in Hills
boro would be at least $200,000, but
could not give an estimate on Green
field. The total valuation of the different
districts and the increase over 1913
Dlst Val Increase
Brushcreek $152,850 $21,865
Sinking Spring.. 37,945 5,905
Olay 164,940 14,215
Concord 185,480 33,265
Dodson 189,270 50,600
Lynchburg 230,690 115,070
Fairfield 448,330 39,435
Leesburg 164,780 62,710
Highland 42,440 10,255
Hamer 162,440 42,645
Jackson 120,330 14,945
Marshall 165,110 20,700
New Market.... 155,970 16,760
Libertv 459,120 50,535
Madison 420,860 90,010
Paint 519,700 122 935
Penn 398,350 38,140
Salem 132,430 25,030
Union 136,950 16,800
Russell School . 85,725 20,615
Washington.... 89,920 15,825
Whiteoak 217,830 70,330
Mowrystown.... 52,410 8,330
Democratic Editor Peeved.
C. C. Kesler, county commissioner
of this county, and W. A Eylar, editor
of the Georgetown News-Democrat,
will be candidates for Democratic
State Central Committeeman from this
district. According to the News-Demo
crat Kessler is the choice of Gov. Cox
and Boss Finley selected at a meeting
attended by James W. Tarbell, of
Brown county, Hugh L. Nichols, of
Clermont county, chief justice of the
supreme court,and Judge O. H. Hughes,
of this county, a member of the state
publlcutilitles commission. Mr. Eylar
states in an article in his paper that
boss politics of the rankest and vilest
character is being practiced in an
attempt to defeat him. How dearly
Mr." Eylar loves those whom he accuses
of plotting against him is shown by the
following extract from his paper :
"The News Democrat sends direct
word to each one of them, from top to
bottom, that for all that we have done
for them politically we herewith send
a receipted bill. We never have stood
for this kind of politics. We believe
it is thoroughly undemocratic And
now that they have set the die, we
want to tell them that this case shall
be taken among those whom we
have known longest and been most
Intimately associated the people of
the Sixth district. They will be given
every crook and turn. Its their case
as well as ours. So lay on d--nthe
one who first cries enough.
To The Public.
On account of recent laws passed in
this state with reference to hours of
labor for employees and also that we
may have more time to keep our ac
counts straight, we, the Grocers of
Hillsboro, Ohio, have all agreed to
close our places of business on and
I after June 15, 1914, at 6 o'clock p. m.,
except on Thursday night and Satur
The trading public will please make
note of the fact and make their pur
cnases before 6 o'clock. adv
All Of The Gkocers.
Misses Minnie and Iva King spent
Sunday with their sister, Mrs. Philip
Rowley, east of town.
Exciting- Ten Inning1 Game From
Avondale Sunday by Score
of 3 to 2.
Hillsboro defeated Avondale Sunday
afternoon at the Fair Ground by the
score of 3 to 2 in ten innings. This
game was a hummer, the best seen
here this season.
Deakyne was on the mound for
Hillsboro and had everything, allow
ing the visitors only five hits and
striking out thirteen. Only two or
three balls were hit hard oil of him,
most of the hits being of the scratch
order. The visitors when they did
connect popped up files or rolled easy
ones to the inllelders. He was never
In trouble except In the seventh Inning
when Avondale bunched three of their
live hits and scored their only runs.
After that he was absolute master of
the situation and continually increased
the membership in the strike out club.
Emery was on the receiving end and
caught a beautiful game. In the early
innings two of the visitors tried out
his arm and both of them found the
ball awaiting them at second. These
wo Ineffectual attempts;to steal, gave
him the respect, if not the esteem, of
the visitors and the few who reached
first waited for some one to bat them
The support given Payne was gilt
edge, his infield being a stone wall,
accepting every chance offered them,
some very dilllcult ones. Avondale is
undoubtedly the fastest fielding ama
eur team ever on the Hillsboro
grounds, but on the offense they meek
ly fed from Deakyne's hand.
The game looked like it would go on
indefinitely as both Payne and Deakyne
were working superbly, when with two
out in the tenth and two strikes on
him Hecker shot one to right good for
three bases. Fisher who had been
hitting feebly all afternoon was next
up. Payne apparently still had his
number as he stabbed Inellectually at
the first two offered. The third one
he hit on a high bound to Payne who
tried to get it but it only deflected on
his gloved hand and it went for a hit
scoring Hecker and the most exciting
'and best played game of the season
was safely stored away.
The score :
AB H PO E A
Emery, c 4 0 14 2 0
Moorhead, ss 5 2 3 0 2
Rogers, lb 5 2 7 0 0
Hecker, 2b 5 2 3 2 0
Fisher, rf 5 110 0
Easter, If 4 1 2 0 0
McLaren, 3b 4 1 0 2 0
West, cf 4 3 0 0 0
Deakyne, p 4 0 0 0 0
Totals 40 12 30 6 2
AB II PO A B
Snyder, ss 4 0 12 0
W'k'mp. 2b 5 1 2 3 0
Yost, lb 3 1 13 3 0
Conway, c 4 17 0 0
Stork, 3b 4 13 10
Tueting, cf 3 0 2 10
Payne, p 4 10 6 0
Marino, If 3 0 10 0
Bond, If 4 0 0 0 0
Totals 34 5 29 16 0
Hillsboro 000010100 1-3
Avondale 000000200 0-2
Three base hits West, Hecker.
Struck out by Deakyne, 13 ; Payne,
5 ; Bases on balls off Deakyne, 2 ; off
Payne, 1. Umpire RIchter. Time
2:30. (Two out when winning run
Patterson Graduates From
Penn Township Last Week
In the News-Heuald last week ap
peared a list of the Patterson gradu
ates in this county by townships. In
copying the names of the graduates
which were sent us, Prof. H. B. Gal-
llett by mistake omitted the names of
the graduates from Penn township,
Both Prof. Galllett and the editor
greatly regret this mistake and hasten
to make this correction. Penn town
ship Instead of not having any gradu
ates had eight. They are Grace Pur
dy, Paul S. Edwards, Walter Shepherd,
Paul Jones, Ruth Patten, Ruth Jones,
Mildred Wright and Charles Hartley.
Shoots Himself Through Foot.
William Foley accidentally shot
himself through the right foot Tues
day morning. He was cleaning and
repairing a 22 callbra magazine rifle
and thought the gun was empty. He
had placed the mussle on the ball of
his right foot back of tlie big toe and
was working around the breech with
a screw driver, when the gun sudden
ly exploded, the ball passing through
He has been suffering considerable
pain from the wound but it is not
Of $20,000 Asked For to In
stall New Heating Sys
tem and Toilets.
INSPECTOR ISSUES ORDER
Requiring- These Changes at the
Webster Building Bond Is
sue Only Way of Com
plying With Order
The Hillsboro Board of Education
has called a special election for July
9, 1914, for the purpose of passing on
the question of issuing $20,000 of
bonds to build and equip a separate
building on the Webster grounds and
to install a heating and ventilating
system, sanitary toilets, lavaratory and
to provide for disposal of sewage
from same and for other necessary re
pairs and equipment for the building
and grounds of the school system of
This action was taken by the board
following an inspection of the school
buildings by State Inspector Kehoe,
who condemned the heating plant and
toilet facilities at the Webster build
lng. To comply with his recommon-
datlons is compulsory, as school can
not be opened until tlie changes are
No one who is conversant with condi
tions but knows that the improvements
ordered are not only needed but neces
sary and should have been made be
fore this. Tlie present heatlntr svs-
tern is both inadequate and danger
ous. The toilet facilities have been 3.
disgrace to the town for years.
Tlie only way to secure these im
provements is by ibbulng bonds, as the
revenues from taxation for several
years have not been sufficient to meet
the regular school expenses and it was
necessary to borrow mouey to pay the
teachers their last month's salary. And
this Is true although the schools have
been economically and efficiently con
ducted. No one should hesitate to vote for
tills bond issue, because otherwise our
schools must be closed and even if
tills would not follow the welltare of
the children of the town demands It
The changes proposed are essential
to secure the safety, comfort and
health of tne children.
These things being true it should be
considered both a privilage and a
pleasure to cast your vote for the
bond issue. What are a few dollars
when it means so much to the child
ren? Vote for the bond issue
Probate Court Proceedings,
H. M. Purdy, ex'r of Catherine
Goux, filed Inventory and appraise
ment. Emily C. Morrison appointed admrix
of G. W. Morrison.
Miles W. Townsend appointed
assignee of W. O. Hoyt.
Mary A. Duckwall, admrix. of L. R.
Duckwall, filed application to termi
J. C. Roads, admr. of Ruth Roads,
filed first and final account.
Miss Hazel Nevin returned to her
home In Washington O. n., Friday
after a visit with Mr. and Mrs. F A.
Lemon. She was accompanied by
little Eleanor Lemon who will visit
there for two weeks.
The Leesburg-Highland Agricul
tural Co., incorporated last week and
elected officers They are S. A. Tur
ner, pres : Hugh Morrow, vice pres.
T. T. Smith, treas. ; Neil B. Jones,
sec'y. ; S. A.' Turner, W. D. Roads, W
A. S. Johnson, J. B. Fernow, Frank
Klng, tfeorge Dunlap, Everett John
son, n. A. West, Hugh Morrow, T. T.
Smith, Leslie Barrett and Neil B
Jones, board of directors. The Com
pany will hold a fair and homecoming
on their new ground between Highland
and Leesburg the second weak In
A jolly crowd of young people were
entertained at the county home of
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. McConnell, north
of town, on Tuesday night. The
evening was spent In various games
and music. Refreshments of lea
cream and cake were served.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Htbben and child
ren, of Cleveland, arrived here Satur
day for a visit with Mr. Hibben's par
ents. Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Hibben, and
Mrs. nibben's mother, Mrs. Rachel
The Junior League of the Metho
dist Church held a very pleasant all
day picnic on the farm of. n. Van
zandt, north of town, Monday. Dr.
Slutz accompanied them. The chV
ren had a delightful day.