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HILLSBdRO, OHIO, THURSDAY, JULY 16, 1914."
VOL. 79. NO. 14
EVERYBODY IS GOOD
No Criminal Cases Tried in County
Last Year-Other Court
Necessary to Decide Game Sun
day Hillsboro Winning by '
Score of 6 to 5.
RURAL SCHOOL PROBLEMS. BOND ISSUE CARRIES
INCREASE IN MORTGAGES
Ably Handled by Prof. Richeson For Improvements of School Build
Welcome Rains Fall Monday and In This County Last Year Was
at the Pen ii Township
ings by Narrow Margin
of 15 Votes.
Tuesday Throughout High
Deeds and Leases.
Clerk of Courts W. G. Hogsett last
week completed the compiling of his
report showing the business transact
ed In his office for the year ending
The most remarkable and unusual
feature disclosed by the repbrt Is that
not a single criminal case was tried to
a jury during the year. This is some
thing that undoubtedly never was
known in Highland county before and
is probably the only Instance of it
evor having occurred in any county in
the state. While a number of indict
ments were returned by the various
grand Juries they were all for minor
offenses and the defendants either
pleaded guilty, the indictments were
nollled or the cases are still pending.
On July 1, 1913, 160 cases were pend
ing in the. Common Fleas Court and
during the year 173 were filed a total
of 329. Of these 124 were disposed of
leaving 205 still pending.
In the Court of Appeals on July 1,
1913, they were 3 cases pending and
during the year D were filed. During
the year 9 were disposed of leaving 3
Of the new cases filed during the
year almost exactly one-fourth were
for divorces, 43 out of 173, The di
vorce statistics for the year are as
Numbering pending July 1, 1913, 15
for absence and neglect, 1 for cruelty,
total 10 ; brought during year 4 for
adultery, 31 absence and neglect, 8
cruelty, total 43. Decided during year
17 all for absence and neglect, leaving
pending 42, of which 4 charge adul
tery, 29 absence and neglect and 9
cruelty. In 32 cases the suit was filed
by the husband, adultery being
charged in 2, absence and neglect In
27, and cruelty in 3. Of the 27 brought
by the wife adultery was charged In 2,
absence and neglect in 19 and cruelty
in 0. Of the cases disposed of the
husband was granted a divorce in 9
and 2 cases brought by the husband
were dismissed. The wife -was grant
ed a divorce in 0 cases. In two of
these casas the wife was granted ali
mony. When the custody of the
children was Involved in one case It
'was given to the father and in three
to the mother.
The amount of fines assessed during
the year was $175 of which $70 has
been collected and the balance is con
sidered collectable. Costs assessed
amounted to $144.50 of which $40.30
has been paid. One recognizance has
been forfeited, amounting to 3300.
This has not been paid, but is marked
as probably collectable
The civil business was very small.
Twenty judgments all for money only
being rendered for a total amount of
$11,068.15, an averyge for cash judg
ment of $553.41. The number of cases
finally disposed of was 80, meaning
that 60 cases were either settled out
of court or judgment rendered for the
The fees for grand jurors was $231.
80 and for petit jurors $461 25, a total
of $683.05, The total jury fees were
$500 less than the preceeding year.
The criminal statistics are as fol
Assault with intent to kill 5 pend
ing July 1, 1913 ; 2 returned during
year ; none tried and 2 nollled during
year. The county paid counsel fee
for defendant In one case.
Assault and battery ,1 pending, 1
indictment returned, 1 convicted and
Pointing fire arms 2 pending, both
of which were nollled ; no indictments
Rape 1 pending, none brought, 1
Arson 1 pending July 1, 1913, none
Petit Larceny 1 pending July 1,
1913, none brought.
Burglary and Larceny 3 pending
July 1, 1913, 1 brought, 1 convicted
and fined, 2 nollled
Horse Stealing 1 pending July 1,
1913, none brought, 1 nollled.
Abstracting Railroad Track 1
brought against 3 persons who were
convicted and fined.
Provoking Breach of Peace 1 pend
ing July 1, 1913, none brought.
Carrying Concealed Weapons 1
pending July 1, 1013, 1 brought, 1 nol
lled. Failure to support minor children
7 pending July 1, 1913, 2 brought, 2
convicted, one of whom was impris
oned, 1 nollled,
Incest 1 brought which is still
Five coroner's Inquests were held
during the year. The coronor found
that two were suicide, one man and
one woman, two accidental, one man
and one woman, one cause unknown,
All departments of court business
had 'decreased from the previous year
and the decrease has been continual
for several year.
Undaunted by the loss of the two
previous games Hillsboro came back
and defeated the Florsheims of Cin
cinnati, Sunday by the score of 6 to 5
in ten Innings.
The locals hit hard throughout the
game but had trouble bunching them,
only making six runs oil of 19 hit,
two basos on balls and four errors,
many runners being left stranded on
the bases. McLaren starred at the
bat getting a two bagger and four
singles in five times up, a perfect
average. Moorhead and Rogers also
hit hard the former getting a single,
two bagger and three bagger and the
latter a double and two singles.
It looked bad for Hillsboro when the
visitors secured a two run lead in the
eighth, but the boys put one over In
their half tied it up in the ninth and
won it out in the tenth.
This is the kind that everyone likes
The score : -
AB H PO A E
White, cf 6 2 0 0 0
Emery, c 5 0 10 4 0
Fisher, rf 6 12 0 0
Moorhead, ss 0 3 0 2 0
Rogers, lb 0 3 10 0 0
Hecker, 2b 5 2 5 2 0
Easter, If 6 10 0 0
McLaren, 3b 5 5 3 3 0
Deakyne, p 5 2 0 4 1
Totals 50 19 30 15 1
AB H PO A E
Creager, cf 4 2 10 0
Wllsee, 2b 4 14 3 0
W. Meyers, ss 5 1 2 3 1
Rummers, lb 5 1 8 1 2
Wetloff, rf 5-0000
F. Meyers, If 5 12 0 0
Wulfelkamp, 3b 4 0 4 3 0
Drake, c 4 18 4 1
Funk, p 4 10 2 0
Totals 40 8 29 10 4
122450789 10 R
Hillsboro 100020011 1 6
Florsheims 000010130 0 5
Two out when winning run scored.
Two base hits Rogers, McLaren,
Moorhead.- Three base hits Moor
head, Wllsee, F. Meyers, Funk. Struck
out by Deakyne 8 ; Funk 5 ; Base on
balls oft Deakyne 2 ; off Funk 2. Hit
by pitcher Funk 1.
Death of William Countryman.
William Countryman, aged 82, died
at his home near Fort Hill, Saturday
night at 10:30. Death resulted
from the infirmities of old age.
The funeral was held at the home
Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock, con
ducted by Rev. Van B. Wright, of
Sinking Spring. Burial was made In
the Beaver Cemetery near Ralnsboro.
Re is survived by his wife and three
daughters and two sons.
Real Estate Transfers.
N. Y. Young gdn to O,
Salem tp, 18a, $1525.
N. W. Young tp D. A. Roades, Sa
lem tp, 50a, $1275.
Theodore Shaffer to J. W. Work
man, Salem tp, 92a, $1.
Viginla H. Love to Marguerite D.
Harper, Greenfield, lot, 1.
Clarus Roush to Reuben Fawley,
New Market tp, la, $1.
Delbert R Cowman and O, B. Lair
to John Moore, Greenfield, lot, $1.
J. E. McDermott to Annie Stethem,
Brushcreek tp, 10a, $1.
W. H. Phlbbset alto Floyd Stethem,
Brushcreek tp, 4a, $250.
In the discussion of the essentia
qualifications to be possessed by the
county superintendent it seems to us
that everyone is overlooking the most
It makes no difference how fine a
scholar or how many diplomas he may
have, if he has not executive ability
he is certain to be a failure.
While we have no desire to lessen
the value of a higher education and
college training, we would rather have
as county superintendent a man with
executive ability and a meagre educa
tion than to have a man who has the
finest college education obtainable and
lacking executive ability. The Ideal
man of course would be one possessing
a fine education and exeoutive ability.
A county superintendent must know
how to manage men, women and child
ren, have tact, common sense, good
judgment and discretion. We urge
the memjbers of the board not to over
look the necessity for having an execu
tive as county superintendent.
Mrs. W. O. nudson and daughter,
Miss Lorain, of Cincinnati, were the
guests of the former's brother, J. Ed.
Shannon, Sunday. They went to Fol
som that evening for a visit with Mrs.
Hudson's parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. T.
A crowded house greeted the Pat
terson Graduates of Penn township
last Saturday evening and were well
paid for their trouble. Mrs. Amy L.
Vaughn, the teacher in charge, de
serves much credit for the very splen
did program which she had prepared.
Each one of the eight children did
very well and showed that much care
had been taken by them and with
The music was by Underwood's Or
chestra and it is needless to add that
it was good, for their numerous visits
to our community Is greater praise
than words can convey.
The address of the evening by Prof.
John J. Richeson, of Ohio University,
was received with the profound re
spect to which the speaker and his
message were entitled and the loud
applause with which the speaker was
greeted when Introduced was accorded
to him at the close, with the differ
ence that the volume and duration
were many times multiplied.
Mr. Rlcheson's treatment of the
various phases of the rural school
question, as it confronts us today, re
flected much credit in him and proved
clearly that his years as superintend
ent of the Wayne Township, (Clinton
county, Ohio) Centralized School, dur
ing which time he made for that
school a national reputation for effi
ciency, and his more than five years
occupancy of the position as head of
Rural Training Department of Ohio
University has been the means of
teaching him the needs of our schools
as well as how to apply the remedy.
His discussion of supervision, train
ed teachers, centralization, where
practical and various other topics,
was not carried on with any attempt
at oratory, but In a plain, out.spoken,
business-like and convincing manner.
Mr. Richeson can come back here
whenever he Is ready and will receive
a warm welcome.
Taken all In all this was a red letter
day for us and we are sorry that it
was not possible for more to have
shared our pleasures.
John M.- McMullen Better.
The many friends of County Asses
sor John M. McMullen will be pleased
to learn that the chances are good for
his recovery from the operation he
underwent last week for appendicitis.
His physicians now say that unless
some complications arise that he will
Mr. McMullen was taken suddenly
ill Monday of last week with what at
first was thought to be acute indiges
tion. Wednesday morning it devel
oped that he had appendicitis and a
specialist was summoned from Cincin
nati and the operation performed that
night. It was a very serious opera
tion, Mr. McMullen being on the
operating table one hour and twenty
minutes. For several days his life
hung In the balance and at times very
little hope was entertained of ills re
covery. He has, however, been slowly
improving the last few days and un
less some unforseen complication
arises he will recover.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Yanzant de
lightfully entertained about one hun
dred guests at their beautiful country
home Tnursday evening, July 9, the
occasion being the commencement ex
ercises of their daughter, Martha,
who had successfully passed the Pat
Miss Martha in a pleasing manner
recited "Barbara Fretchle "
The house was beautifully decora
ted with potted plants and flowers
and the lawn brilliantly lighted, pre
sented a pretty scene, where the
young people enjoyed a pleasant even
ing in games, contests and other
amusements, while the older people
spent the time in social chat. A
pleasing feature of the evening's en
tertainment were the choice selections
of music rendered by Miss Cindarella
Richards and Mr. Campbell. Deli
clous refreshments of ice cream, cake,
bannanasand lemonade were served
by Mr. and Mrs. Yanzant. Miss
Elizabeth Ballentlne was teacher in
charge. At a late hour the guests de
parted for their homes feeling that a
most enjoyable and profitable evening
had been spent.
Miss Viola Lewis is visiting relatives
at North Union.
The county board of education held
a meeting here Saturday night. While
the selection of a county superintend
ent was discussed by the members, no
action was taken and this matter was
continued until the meeting next
Saturday. The only business trans-
acted was the adoption of the rules
governing the board. By the rules
the county superintendent will be
elected and his salary then fixed.
The school bond issue of $20,000
carried at the special election Thurs
day by the narrow margin of fifteen,
228 voting for and 213 against.
This Is only a total of 441 votes, less
than 40 per cent, of the entire vote of
the town. The closeness of the vote
was a great surprise to most of the
advocates of the bond issue as but
little opposition has been openly made.
However there is always a certain
opposition to Issuing bonds in any
community on account of the increased
tax levy that usually follows and this
probably accounts for the bulk of the
vote against the issue.
The votes in two of the precincts
favored the issue and in two they were
opposed, the vote being as follows:
N. E. For, 43 ; Against, 34. N. W.
For, 41 ; Against, 45. S. E For, 68 ;
Against, 84. S. W. For; 76 ; Against,
The result of the election means
that a now heating plant and sanitary
toilets will be Installed at the Web
ster building and a skylight placed in
the auditorium and the boy's toilets
repaired at the Washington building.
In the building for the heating plant
will also be erected a room for the
manual training classes and one ordi
nary school room. These improve
ments were necessary for the general
welfare of the children and keeping
up the standard of the schools.
In the announcement of the County
Patterson Comrnenceme n t in the
News-Herald of last week the date
was given as Saturday, July 20. This
was a mistake it should have been
Monday afternoon, July 20. The only
explanation of this mistake is that it
has been the custom to hold this com
mencement on Saturday and the edi
tor did not look at the calendar to see
what date the 20th fell, taking It for
granted that it was Saturday.
Of Dr. Robert Bishop and Miss
Constance Alather Bride-elect
is Catch of Season.
The following account of the an
nouncement of the engagement of Dr.
Robert H. Bishop Jr., and Miss Con
stance Mather, of Cleveland, is taken
from a recent issue of the Cleveland
Leader. Dr. Bishop Is well known in
Hillsboro, frequently visiting friends
here a few years ago, when he made
many friends. Since going to Cleve
land he has made an enviable reputa
tion in anti tubercullous work.
"The engagement of Miss Constance
Mather, the catch of the season, to
Dr. Robert H. Bishop Jr., was an
nounced on Wednesday night, and so
ciety has been talking of It every since.
That it was a surprise to many is put
ting it mildly, for Miss Mather's de
votion to philanthropy, charities and
settlement work has been so great
that few thought Cupid had a chance
at least not for awhile.
"The engagement reveals a settle
ment work romance, for the couple
met while engaged in the same work.
It is the most notable engagement of
the season in Cleveland and also the
"Miss Mather is the only daughter
of Mr. Samuel Mather. She has
proven as zealous as her mother in
her work for others. She startled so
ciety several years ago by spending a
season in Labrador at the mission set
tlement of Dr. Grenfel. It was an
nounced then in various q'uarters that
she was going to give her whole life
to mission and settlement work.
"The announcement of the engage
ment was made Wednesday night at
an attractively appointed dinner given
by the brlde-to he's brother, Livings
ton Mather, at his home in Magnolia
drive. Twenty-eight intimate friends
of the couple heard the joyous news
while seated at a round table
which was literally a bower of sun
burst roses. Society folks have awaited
the engagement of Miss Mather for a
number of years, or, will I say months,
but when it was announced it was
considerably of a surprise.
"There will be other notable en
gagements announced in the near f u
ture, but none of greater Interest.
Will Miss Mather open the home
built by her aunt, tlie late Mrs. John
nay? What a beautiful spot It Is and
how long it has stood unoccupied."
Burton Walters and brother, of
Circleville, were here Friday in the
Interests of the candidacy of their
j father, Judge Festus Walters, who is
seeking renominatton for judge of the
court of appeals.
The drought was broken In nigh
land county Monday afternoon when
a general rain fell. Showers Tuesday
were also very welcome. Tne rain
Monday was the first general rain in
this county since early In May and was
of inestimable value to the farmers.
The meadows and pastures were
burnt up, being as brown and as dry
as they ever are In late SeDtember.
Corn was also suffering greatly. While
the rain came too late to save the
meadows with seasonable weather from
now on Highland county will have an
average corn crop.
The rain also brought relief from
the extreme heat, it having been siz
zling hot for several days. Manyj
thermometers registered as high as
100 in the shade Sunday and before the
rain Monday the temperature wa3
hovering around 100. In the cities the
suffering from the heat had been terrl
ble. It Is nn BitaiTifnraHnn to sav that,
for onc.fl rain wis Invfnllp wnlcnmprt
While the rain was accompanied by
a high wind and vivid lightning re
ports indicate that slight damage was
done. Monday morning it was report
ed that all the buildings on the Lees-burg-Hlghland
Fair Grounds had been
destroyed but this proved to be untrue.
All that had happened was that the
frame work of a string of stalls had
been erected and not fastened to their
foundations and these were over
turned. A few hours work repaired
Sunday School Meeting.
All day Sunday School meeting at
the Strait Creek Church of the Breth
ren, 1 mile south of Sinking Spring,
July 26, 1914. Rev. John Elkenberry
will be the speaker. Everybody come
and bring baskets of lunch and spend
an enjoyable day.
Van B. WRionx, Pastor.
Resolutions of Respect.
Whereas It has pleased our Heavenly
Father to call from our ranks our
esteemed comrade, A. W. Bell, late of
Co. E, 97th O. V. I., whodled June 18,
1914, therefore, be it
Resolved, that we as comrades of
the J. M. Barrere G. A. R. Post, No.
205, bow in humble submission to Ills
will and to the bereaved family of our
comrade we extend our sincere sympa
thy, n. C. Ambrose, John Martin,
Edward Colvln, Committee.
Probate Court Proceedings.
Carl Bradshaw appointed admr. of
J. W. Watts, exr of Chas. E. Brown,
filed second, final and distributive
Will of Samuel M. Wilson probated
Lorenzo S. Rhoades et al, exrs of
Geo. K. Rhoades, filed second account.
Carey E. Turner, admr, &c, of Abra
ham Taylor, tiled tirst and tinal account.
W. C. Martlndlll, gdn of F. W.
Strider, filed petition tqsell real estate.
Will of Wm. Couutryman filed.
Only one new case was filed In
the Common Pleas Court during tne
past week. It is the case of Maggie
Seward, plaintiff in error, against
State of Ohio, defendant in erior and
comes from the court of J. E. Durrant,
mayor of Greenfield. Before the major
Maggie Seward was found -guilty of
unlawfully selling intoxicating liquor
to John W. Pennlston. an officer In
the employ of the State Liquor License
Commission. She was fined $200 and
Mrs. Ralph Mitchell, of Cleveland,
who is visiting her parents, Col. and
Mrs. L. B Boyd, made a talk on
Woman's Suffrage at the meeting of
the Girls Friendly Society of the
Episcopal Church Tuesday night.
She said there was crying need for
more legislation on white slavery,
minimum wage for women, factory
regulations, pure food and child labor;
that women were more alive to the
need of this legislation than men and
that the power the ballot would give
them that it would be much easier to
secure the passage of the laws ; that
if women could vote politicians would
heed their requests.
Mr. and Mrs. Clark Ogden visited
relatives in Lynchburg, Sunday.
Mrs. Sara J. Carr, who has been
with friends in Cambridge, Ohio, and
Pittsburg, Pa., for some time, return
ed home last week and quite a num-
ber of friends came on Tuesday even-
ing, July 7, to remind her she had
reached another milestone on life's
journey. An enjoyable time was had.
After dainty refreshments all went
away wishing Mrs. Carr many returns
of the happy day.
County Recorder John S. Faris has
finished compiling his report of the
number of deeds, mortgagesand leases
recorded and mortgages filed during
the year ending June 30, 1914.
The number of deeds recorded was
907. In 044 of these the consideration
named was $1 Of the 263 in which
the actual consideration was named
125 were for farm lands and conveved
7600 acres for $356,144.43, an average of
$47 per acre. An increase over last
year of 80 cents an acre. The 138 village
lots in which the consideration was
named brought $112,514.05.
Owing to the fact that in about five
sevenths of the deeds the real consld
eratlon was not named it is impossible
to give an accurrate estimate of the
average value of farm lands in this
The number of mortgages recorded
during the year was 592. Of these 221
were on 12,814 acres of farm lands and
amounted to $485,433.04. The 371 mort
gages on village lots were for $273,875.-
ou, maKing the total amount of the
mortgages $759,313 14.
During the year 364 mortgages were
cancelled ; 163 on 12,814 acres of farm
land and 201 on village lots. The total
consideration in the canceled mort
gages was $528,080.79, of which $294,
221.22 was on farm lauds and $234,459,
57 on village lots.
The increase in the amount of mort
gages during the year was $230,632.35.
During the year 19 leases were re
corded. Of these 4 were on 657 acres
of farm land, the consideration being
$33,850; 0 on mineral oil and other
land, consideration $8,000 and 9 on
village lots, couslderatlon $10,000.
Traction Meeting at Marshall.
A meeting of those interested In
having the proposed traction road
from here to Chllllcotha run through
Marshall and Cynthlana was held at
Marshall Wednesday night. The
main question considered was the
clearing up of the right of way along
tnis route, several landowners have
failed to grant a right of way over
their lands and a strenuous effort will
be made to secure the additional
grant as soon as possible,
A very regrettable error occurred in
the advertisement of the Farmers' &
Traders' National Bank in the last
Issue or this paper. The deposits of
this growing institution on June 30,
1914 were given as $469,301 when they
were actualy $509,301. This mistake
was due to an oversight on our Dare
a id we are pleased to make the correc
tion and explanation. The advertise
ment is repeited in our issue this week
with the amount of deposits given cor
rectly $509,301. Mistakes will occur at
times in the best regulated newspaper
and no one regrets them as much as
Millinery Store Changes Hands.
Miss Olive Berryman has sold her
millinery store to Misses Ella Leslie
and Mary Doggett. The now
took charge Monday morning.
uoin miss .Leslie and Miss Doggett
have had years of experience in the
millinery business and have artistic.
ability and excellent tast. They are
also well acquainted with the needs
and wishes of the trade in this locality.
Miss Doggett does exqislte needle
work and this will be on dlsDlav at
, the store at all time. It is also ex
pected to put in an art department
The business will be conducted un
der the name of The Elite Millinery
M. A. Hostetler, of Shelton,
who has been visltinir Mrs.
I Margaret Gregg, and other relatives
here for several w,eeks, left Monday
ior a visit, at Marquess, W. Va. Mrs.
Hostetler was a former resident of
Hillsboro and while here was engaged
in looking up the hlstroy of her
father's people, the Doggetts. Among
other Interesting things which she
i learned was that her grandfather,
I Armstead Doggett, built the first hotel
In Hillsboro In 1826 ; that It was on
wjc uiio wnere me .ranter Hotel now
stands and was known as the Eagle
notel ; that he gave it that name be
cause Eagle Spring was so popular in
those days and the water used In the
hotel was hauled from the spring In
barrels on sleds.
Mrs. Carrie Flatter, a state W. o.
T. U. worker made addresses Monday
auernoon and evening before the
Hillsboro W. O. T. U. at the Presby
terlan church. She urged her hearers
to become active In the movement
for state wide prohibition and also
for womons suffrage.