THE NEWS-HERALD, HILLSBORO, OHIO, THURSDAY, JULY 16, 1914.
July 13, 1014
Harry S. Illpp and family, of Lon
don, were guests of Mrs. Illpp's moth
er, Menervla Eyler, and other rela
tives here Saturday and Sunday.
They made the trip In their new
Mrs. Walter Pulse and son, of Nor
wood, spent the past week with Mr.
and Mrs. Lewis Bosselott.
W. E. Barrere spent the 4th In Cin
cinnati. John Long has sold his farm and
will move to Greenfield In the near
Wash. Eaklns, of Pike Chapel, called
on friends here Monday.
C. V. Purdy and wife spent one day
last week In Leesburg and were the
guests of Sarah and Margaret Purdy
John Custer, of Chicago, Is visiting
his parents, L. B. Custer and wife,
John Plummer and wife and two sons,
of West Union, were their guests Sun
day. Wyatt Roberts, of New Antloch,
was here Saturday looking after his
Dick Rldgeway and wife, of near
Round Head, spent Sunday the guests
of G. H. McConnaughey and family.
Eaklns & Chaney, of Berryvllle,
were business callers here last week.
An Ice cream festival will be held
on the Baptist Church lawn on Sat
urday night, July 18. Music by the
Danville Band. Proceeds for the
benefit of the church. Everybody
Elsie Muhlbach spent last week
with her sister, Mrs. E. E. Austin, of
Ed. Fenner and wife, of Taylors
vllle, spent one day last week at the
Rosselott home. Sarah Fenner, of
Norwood, Is also their guests.
C. H. Barrere Is working for Simp
son and Fawley.
Ira Miller was in Leesburg last
week the guest of relatives.
Lawrence Smith and wife, of
Lynchburg, spent their vacation with
the latter's parents, Mr. and Mrs. W
Mrs. J. R. Gruver,- of Hillsboro, is
the guest of her sister, Anna Mc
Cllntoch. Otto Fawley and wife and two chil
dren, of Belfast, were the guests of
Jas. Eaklns and family Sunday.
C. A. Lemon, O. K. McConnaughey,
A. E. Hunter, Clyde Donohoo, Jessie
Harshbarger and C. V. Purdy and
wife were at Sardinia Saturday.
Orlie Shaffer and wife spent Sun
day with relatives near Danville.
David Carrier and Lawrence Smith
and wife spent Sunday with Chas.
Carrier and family at Danville.
A. E. Hunter called on Robt. Nes
bit Sunday morning.
Clyde Donohoo was In Wilmington
Samantha Chaney Is visiting friends
in Hillsboro this week.
Misses Edith and Gertrude Long
and brother, Ervln, were the guests
of their grandparents near Sugartree
Newt. Miller and family entertain
ed friends from Hillsboro Sunday.
Mrs. McReynolds has as her guest
this week her sister, Mrs. Jno. Gib
ler, of Point Victory.
L. Smith and wife and C. W. Garen
a nd wife spent a couple of days fish
ing at Peebles last week and were the
guests of L. H. Fawley and wife and
I L. Harris and family.
George Hetherlngton ana wife re
turned home Sunday after an extend
ed visit with relatives near New
MrsTjohn Stewart had as her guest
Sunday, Rev. Black and family, of
A. M. Roush and wife visited rela
tives at Harrisburg Sunday.
Ellsworth Eaklns, who has been
working at Taylorsvllle the past two
months, Is spending his vacation with
Ills mother, Mrs. L. L. Eaklns.
Cheap Hog Feed.
We have coming two cars
of rye, which we propose to
exchange for wheat, giving
you one bushel of rye and
12c in money for a Jjushel of
This should appeal to all
feeders, since it is known
that rye has a higher feed
ing value than "wheat.
Come quick for it won't last long
William F. Head, of Cambridge,
and Alice L. Horaman, of Highland.
By OHN Y. LARNED
Miranda Joues was the tlmldest
creature I ever knew. Whenever there
was a sign of danger she would col
lapse. In a thunderstorm she would
go upstairs, get on a bed and tremble
like a leaf till It was all over. If any
one talked of robbers she would listen
with wide open eyes and soon get into
a shiver. So much terror did she
show at imaginary dangers that every
body said If anything really happened
she would go all to pieces. Something
did happen one day, and this is what
it was and how Miranda acted:
Miranda was a very good looking girl,
nnd I wonld have fancied her if she
had had more grit. I'm a practical
sort of fellow, and It never seemed to
me that I wanted a wife who. if I left
her alone for an hour and a peddler or
a tramp came along, would be scared
to death. 1 would always be worrying
about her till 1 got back to her. Still
I always had a liking for Miranda,
and the principal part of It was that
I felt very sure she had a decided
liking for me.
But. as I was saying, this is what
happened: One day all the Jones fam
ily was Invited to go over to spend
the day with Deacon Wirts' folks. Mi
randa bad a headache or something
and thought she wouldn't go. The
rest of them went off in the wagon
after the morning chores were done
and were to be back about 5 o'clock.
How they dared leave her all alone in
a farmhouse with no neighbor nearer
than a mile 1 don't know. Miranda
told me they were going, and I kind
of thought she fancied 1 might happen
along while they were gone, and 1
might do a little courting.
The family hadn't been gone very
long before a man came down the road
and when be got to the house turned
in at the well for a drink of water. As
be was pulling up the bucket and
drinking out of the gourd be kept a
lookout on the house. It must have
looked pretty quiet and as If there
wasn't anybody there. When be got
through drinking be went to the house,
opened the door and walked in.
The only way to get the rest of the
story was from Miranda herself, so
there's no use in telling whether she
acted brave or cowardly. She said she
wanted to run across the fields, but
she didn't dare do so because she. was
afraid the man would kill her while
she was running. The truth is, when
her grandmother died she had left Mi
randa $500 the old lady had saved dur
ing a period of many years. It was In
quarters, dimes, nickels and cents, and
In the same woolen stocking the grand
mother had kept It Miranda, in seek
ing a safe place for It, had bit on the
big chimney. She bad climbed up In
It, found a loose brick, taken it out,
put in the stocking and covered it with
a part of the brick, protecting it from
fire and concealing the placo where she
I remembered what Miranda had sold
about tbe folks going away, though I
hadn't said I'd go over. After dinner,
the weather being fine and the driv
ing good, 1 allowed I'd harness up my
mare, run over and ask her to go for
a drive. If s four miles from our farm
to theirs, and 1 jogged along, thinking
of the drive I was going to have and
wondering what Miranda was doing
there all by herself. When 1 got pret
ty near the bouse 1 saw her sitting
on the stepping platform in front of
tbe bouse. A moment after I first saw
her she got up and raised a gun she
held in her hands and pointed It as
though she was going to shoot a bird
off tbe top of tbe chimney.
"Well, I'll be dod rotted," 1 said to
myself, "if that isn't tbe queerest sight
1 ever saw Miranda daring to nse a
1 drove right up to her, and as 1 did
bo 1 glanced at tbe chimney top to see
the bird she was trying to get a shot
at when 1 was flabbergasted at seeing
a man's bead pop up above tbe bricks.
Then Miranda, seeing me, dropped the
gun and fell In a faint
it didn't require more than a few
seconds to take In the situation. Mi
randa bad a man up tbe chimney.
Who be was or bow she got him there
didn't concern me Just then. Leaving
her on the grass to come to herself
when she gut ready, I picked up tbe
gun. Then 1 called to tbe man to
bow himself. He did so, and 1 ask
ed for an explanation.
"That gal," be said, "has got tbe
devil In ber. 1 might as well confess
that finding ber alone, 1 told her If
she didn't tell me where tbe family
kept their money I'd kill ber. She said
they kept It up the chimney. 1 went
up after It and she barricaded tbe fire
place wltb heavy furniture -so 1
couldn't get out that way, and when I
climbed up to get out this way she
was watching me wltb a gun. I'm
glad you've come along. I'm nearly
dead In this cramped place. I've been
here nearly three hours."
Well, tbafs the end of tbe story. 1
told tbe man to come down the wasn't
armed). Miranda came to herself, and.
Instead of taking a pleasure drive, I
J rove tbe man to tbe county seat and
turned him over. 1 married Miranda.
I tbongbt after what she'd done I
Bight depend upon no one getting any
casd 1 might leave with her when 1
Since we've been married I have bad
but one chance to see bow Miranda
will act In presence of danger, A
mouse came out of its bole; she shriek
ed and got on a chair.
An Engineer's Ride For Life
By JARED -L. FULLER
Copyright by Frank-A. Munsey Co.
Pug Donaldson, who had been tbe
roundhouse foreman so long that be
thought be owned tbe entire system,
gave out his opinion of Lnnnlgan at
tbe end of tbe latter's first week on
the M. and S. P. And this was It:
"That Grandfather Longlegs never 'II
get to hold down a passenger lever on
this road, wbutever he's done back
east It ain't In him."
Then the old man chalked up the
limit on tbe side of bis little smoke dis
colored olfice, spat wltb emphasis and
well, that closed the subject as far
as Pug was concerned.
1 reckon If Lannlgan hadn't begun
by blowing about his eastern record
he'd made more of n hit wltb us.
Ho was a tall, awkwardly built man.
with a shock of sandy balr and a .
smooth, humorous face. His legs and
arms were remarkably long and tbln. .
and old Donaldson's sobriquet stuck
to him. "Daddy Longlegs" seemed
Lannigqn got a freight and tbe worst ,
bunch of scrap Iron on tbe road, which,
In moments of enthusiasm, Pug called
an engine. If there was any man band-.
lcapped In the race to break the limit ,
it was tue new man rrom tne tana or
Tbe system of advancement follow
ed by the M. and S. P. did not Include
length of service or "pull." Just one
thing counted the ability of a driver
to get speed out of bis machine over (
tne worst tracK tne law ever allowed
man to lay.
The country was new when the M,
and S. P. was surveyed and laid down.
It bad been a race between tbe M. nnd
S. P. and another corporation to see
which should reach the terminating
town where connection could be made
with the Pacific road first
Wo won, but at a cost which crip
pled tbe road financially for years, and
the renewing of the first roadbed was
a slow and laborious Job.
We ran one fast passenger the Lim
ited. The through mall cars were at
tached to that train too.
It was u continual fight all through
the year to keep that oue train alone
up to tbe schedule called for by tbe
contract with tbe government.
If any man on any other train show
ed the ability to get speed out of his
engine be was watched, nnd if he
"broke the limit" he stood a good
chnnce of displacing the driver then
running the mall train
The M. and S. P. In those days was
a "farmers' railroad." Most of the !
way stations were merely huts and wa
ter tanks In forest clearings, tapping a
certain section of farming country
stretching westward of the line.
Lannlgan bad been with us since tbe
winter before. He was a good driver,
but not brilliant Anybody but a prej
udiced old fool like Donaldson would
have recognized bis good points, but
you never could stir tbe roundhouse
foreman when he'd once made up bis
Lannlgan bad learned tbe road and
bis engine. If he followed another
train bo was on Its heels all the time
and. got himself well cursed for It
Some of us began to see that there
really wds more to the eastern man
than we had believed.
That fall was dry, the sun and wind
all day and every day drying the sap
out of the trees and brush and burning
the leaves brown before tbe frost could
make them pretty.
By and by the Inevitable happened.
Fires began to light up the heavens
nightly, and by day streaks of blue
smoke bid tbe tops of tbe higher hills.
Reports reached us from all direc
tions of families burned out and set
tlements threatened, but for a week
tbe conflagrations kept away from the
line of tbe road.
Then suddenly one Sunday morning
a flood of Are swooped down the moun
tain side and crossed the tracks some
miles south of Yardsley.
Tbe Limited came through somewhat
scorched, and the next day traffic on
Ithe road between Lattell and the Junc
tion was cut off altogether.
This shut off several settlements as
well as yardsley, except by telegraph.
The wires were still working, and our
operators stuck to their posts like the
brave fellows tbey were.
Pretty near every living soul In a
hundred miuare miles of territory lit
out for less dangerous ground. But
Yardsley was caught napping, and Its
300 people were practically hemmed In
by tbe fiercest forest fire the state had
The entlie system of the M, nnd S. P.
was pretty well tied up. We had pull
ed freight as near the fire line as we
dared, and the sidetracks were nbout
full of waiting cars.
The fire was still burning fiercely be
side tbe roadbed in more than one
place, and ne weren't asked to try to
pull a train through to tbe Junction.
Naturally there were plenty of loco
motives and plenty of drivers Ht Lat
tell that day when the news came from
the Yardsley operator. It was his last
dispatch, for be bad remained until it
was too late to escue by uny traek
tlrougb the foret. nnd there wasn't
.rren a bandr-nr left at the station.
"Wind changed I'lre will reach us
in one hour. Three hundred people In
danger. Can you reach us?"
That was the message which tho
yardmaster read to us from tho steps
of the station at Lattell. He was pale,
and his hands shook as bo spelled the
words out slowly.
He didn't have any need to tell us
the danger. Nor did be call for volun
teers. To try to get to Yardsley was
llko buying a through ticket for death
and be done with it
We stood around nnd discussed tbe
terrible news and did notblng except
He appeared fit Pug Donaldson's
window and, leaning bis arms on the
sill, looked In wltb the same humorous
twist to bis lean features.
"Them three boxes there empty?" he
asked. Jerking bis bead backward to
ward the sidetrack.
'Tn going to hitch my engine on to
'cm. Jimmy nnd me'll see If we cau
git down there and beut that barbecue.
Gimme a clear switch!"
Tho roundhouse foreman only stared;
but, after Lannlgan bad disappeared
from tho window, he rushed to the
door and yelled after blm:
"Hey, you, Grandfather Longlegs!
You'll be fried like a pancake on a
But Lannlgan only grinned and leap
ed aboard the old engine. We didn't
know what be was up to until he'd
coupled on the three empty box cars
and rattled away over the switches
and out of the yard.
"He's making a bluff," some of us
Others who respected the pluck It
took to approach tbe fire thought be'd
never get through, but would waste his
steam for 'nothing.
"Well, Jimmy, It's going to be a hot
run," the long legged Yankee told his
stoker as they neared tbe first belt of
fire. "You fill up tbe furnace, and I'll
slow down so you can Jump. I don't
want to take another man to perdition
"Ob, 1 guess I'll stop." says Slosson,
kind of sbnmefaccd.
Then tbey shook bands on It, and
from that moment neither questioned
the other's Intention of sticking to bis
But Jimmy bad loaded tbe old en
gine for hear all tight before tbey
reached tbe fire line. She was whirl
ing miles under ber drivers at a rate
to beat even our one taat train, and
the empty boxes behind were dancing
like mad over tbe rough roadway.
"We're getting there, Jimmy!" sings
out Lannlgan at last. "Shin over into
tbe water tank and fling n pall or so
over me when you get a chance."
He stood out on the running board
wltb a band on the lever, bis cap visor
shielding bis eyes from tbe smoke and
flying sparks, peering ahead as best be
could at tbe rails. Jimmy, up to bis
neck in tbe tank, flung pall after pall
of water over his long figure.
Suddenly the engine seemed to run
into a veritable wall of flame. It ex
tended far across the roadbed, and It
wrapped tho train about In a living,
seething mantle as sho rushed on.
It seemed as though no man could
go through that sea of fire alive, but
when tbe old engine staggered out of
the fire belt Lannlgan still stood up
right at the lever.
His sparse mustache, his eyebrows,
his shock of sandy balr were gone. He
was as bald as a parrot and his cloth
ing was afire In a dozen spots. But he
turned a borrlble grin upon Jimmy and
waved his hand.
"Give us another bucket!" bo croak
ed. And the stoker climbed out of tbe
tank, more dead than alive himself,
and put out the burning garments.
Then they reached Yardsley.
I guess If any two men were ever
welcomed as angels straight from
heaven It was Lannlgan and bis stoker,
though they must have looked a deal
more like devils from tbe pit
Two hundred and ninety people, who
bad given up their last hope of con
tinued existence, piled Into those three
box cars like cattle. The doors were
closed, and then it was up to Lannlgan
and Jimmy to run tbem back to Lat
tell. Tbe old engine was reversed, and
back through the awful belt of flame
and smoke she went with tbe three
Lannlgan certainly showed that day
what be could do when he had the
right of way.
Scorched almost to a cinder one in
stant and saturated tbe next Lannlgan
stood at his post and brought tbe res
cue train through to Lattell. Tbe box
cars were afire and tho passengers
half suffocated when they arrived.
Jimmy was pretty nearly drowned In
tbe tank, and we picked Lannlgan off
tbe engine Just as be caved completely.
"Daddy Longlegs" was some time In
the hospital and came plaguy near los
ing his sight nnd all because of that
run. But If a man was ever popular
along the line of tbe old M. and 8. P.
his name was Lannlgan.
The first day be got down to tbe yard
'the super happened to be there him
self. The line was open again nnd
everything running smoothly by that
time, only tbe miles upon miles of
charred forest and tbe heap of ashes
where Yardsley bad stood telling of
the forest fire.
"Humph!" said the super, trying to
pick out tbe engineer's hand which was
least bandaged to shake. "I bear
you've been doing somo tall running
down hero. Lannlgan."
And the drlyer grinned sheepishly,
as though be bad done something to
bo ashamed of,
"Donaldtton's got your record chalk
ed up on his office wall over the Limit
ed. Guess we'll have to find yon aoine
lilng better thau a freight to pull oat
ben yon're well enough."
And Lannlgan got tbe mail train the
By DWIGHT NORWOOD
When equal rlghU for women trl
dtnpbed In 102n they not onlj gained
tbe franchise, but laws were passed
imposing upon tbem the same duties
us men. They were drawn as Jurywo
men and were eligible to sit on tbe
bench. Different experiments in Jury
duty were tried, one of which was the
making up of a Jury of mixed men
The case of Grace Fleming against
Francis Iddleston for breach of prom,
ise attracted universal attention. Tbe
law as It stood at tbe time required
that all cases of breach pf promise
should be tried before a Jury of un
married persons, six being males and
six females. There being a great rush
for admittance to hear tbe piquant
evidence that It wus expected would
bo brought out a number of young
men and women strove to bo Impan
eled on tbe Jury. The result was six
young men and six young women were
drawn and accepted, all of whom
were of the better class, and tbe
young women were all good looking.
It was proved conclusively on tbe
trial that Iddleston had proposed to
Miss Fleming nnd that she bad accept
ed him, but the defendant's counsel
brought In evidence to show that she
had been engaged to another man at
the same time. The Judge charged
that If tbe Jury were satisfied that the
defendant bad proposed to tbe plain
tiff tbey were to return a verdict In
her favor. But if tbey were satisfied
tbat tbe plaintiff bad engaged herself
to another man while she was engag
ed to Iddleston they were to find for
One of the Jurymen gave an account
of tbe proceedings in the Jury room
while a verdict was being considered,
of which tbe following is a synopsis:
"On reaching the Jury room we ur
ranged ourselves in a circle, men uud
women being placed alternately, aijd
proceeded to consider the case. At first
there were remarks from men and wit
men alike, but gradually the men drop
ped out ofthe discussion, leaving It to
the women. Two women considered
Iddleston's offer binding on him; two
women considered tbat be was absolv
ed by Miss Fleming's being engaged to
another man, while the other two Jury
women took tbe ground that Mr. Iddle
ston had been treated very badly bj
"The discussion on tbe part of the
Jurywomen lasted so long that some
of us began to ynwn. First one wmi
an, then another dropped out of It nn
til but one woman remained to comtvu
for ber opinion. Then one of tbe wo
men asked another If she bad seen the
new skirt This switched the conver
nation on to another track than tbe
case In question, and In n few minute
tbe women were debating tbe fashions
Seeing nn opportunity, we men began
to consider the breach of promise case
We discovered that we all agreed thai
tbe woman, having been engaged to
another during tbe time she was en
gaged to Iddleston, bad no claim
"We announced to our fellow Jurj
women that half of tbe Jury were
agreed on n verdict requesting the
other half to follow our example. Tbej
at once turned their attention to the
matter In point, but as there were
three different opinions among tbem
and each woman stoutly maintained,
ber own 'view time passed without i
verdict At (J o'clock In the evenlnu
supper was brought In. and after that
since tbe women could "not agree uiul
were tired of tbe subject we paired
off, each man with a woman, nnd sat
flirting till 10 o'clock, when we were
marched off to separate hotels for the
"The next day a messenger went
from us wltb a note to tbe Judge, who
supposing It to' contain a question ot
law, called the court together. His
honor was much astonished at a re
quest for a clergyman. Since there
was no reason for denying tbe request
a dominie was sent to us. and two ot
our number were married.
"There is something contagious about
matrimony, and as tbe parson was
leaving be was called back to marry
another couple. Tbat afternoon one
of the men who had been making up
to another of tbe Jurywomen pro
posed tbat we make It unanimous and
all be married This was rushing mat
ters, and the only woman left un
pledged declined to take tbe only re
malning unpledged man. While we
were trying to persuade her tbe Judge
sent to know if we bad reached a ver
diet The foreman sent back word
that we bad a case of an obstinate
twelfth Jurywoman, but we hoped
soon to bring ber to an agreement
"Half an hour later we all filed Into
the courtroom and were asked the
" 'Have you agreed to a verdict?'
"'We have agreed to something else,
replied our foreman.
" 'What do you mean?' asked the
" 'Four of our twelve have been mar
rled In the Jury room, nnd we have
agreed to make It unanimous, the rest
to be married here by your honor tn
"'But the verdict In the case that
has been tried before your exclaimed
tbe astonished Judge. 'Were you un
able to bring the obstinafe Jurywo
man to an agreement?
"'We brought ber to an agreement,
your honor, to marry the eleventh
" 'Case dlsrnlsfled,' said the Judge.'
Farm and Town property always
for sale. Money loaned on Real Es
tate, Wade Turner,
Merchants Bank Bldg.
D. Leadbetter, real estate, nro in
surance and pensions. Office 134 S.
Fob Bent 7 room;houseion Collins
ave. Inquire of O. S. Lemon. (7-2)
Foil Sale Two second hand buggies
In good condition. Paul Harsita,
tf adv Hillsboro, Ohio.
For Sale 116 acre rfarm on pike
near New IMarket. For particulars
inquire at thlsCofflce. adv tf
Fon Sale One Duroc Jersey Sow
and 8 pigs ; 2 draft yearling colts.
O. P. Haggeuty.
For Sale Lumber for building
purposes, sawed to order, on tbe old
Spargurfarm atBalnsboro. Address
Fred Miller, Rainsboro. 8-6
Do you have headaches?
Do your eyes water?
Do they ache?
Does print run together?
T)o things become dim or
Are your Eyes inflamed?
Do your eyes tire after read
Dr. C. F, Faris,
Office 1 door East of Economy store.
Main Street, Hillsboro, O.
July 13, 1914.
Church and Sunday School fairly well
attended considering so many other
places to go (?) Of course we are not
the only people who have good things
to offer but we have them. Joseph
Hoskins gave us an excellent discourse
on "Fruitful Branches" Sunday morn
ing and the Wednesday previous Maud
Hoskins presented a bible reading be
ginning with the first verse in Genesis.
These readings will be systematic
and on alternate Wednesday evenings,
a prayer meeting occupying the other
Wednesday. Next bible reading on
Wednesday, July 22.
The W. 0. T. U. had the honor and
pleasure of entertaining Mrs, Flatter,
State Field Secretary of Ohio W. 0.
T. XL, who gave a most profitable ad
dress Tuesday afternoon to women and
girls and a rousing lecture in the
evening which should encourage all
who are determined to aid In every
way possible in the extermination
of the liquor traffic and which also
should help to create public sentiment
in favor of woman's suffrage.
The heat of Sunday made some of
us very willingly obey the scriptural
injunction to do no work upon that
The rain of today causes thankful
ness even If it proves scant. A half
loaf Is better than none.
Emery Roades and wife, of Bridges,
called on Oscar Hamilton and wife
Mr. Clay, of Petersburg, and Miss
Taylor, of Washington D. 0., were
guests of Mrs. Fulkerson, Sunday.
Miss Eunice Mills came home from
a visit of a week to her sister, Mrs.
George Meyers, at Leesburg, and Miss
Lola Mill, who had been staying the
week with her father and sister, re
turned to Leesburg, where she is
making her home.
Mrs. Flora Button and brother,
Elmer Butler, of The Point, with their
families visited thelrslster, Mrs. Rose-
baur on Sunday.
There is Healing in Foley Kidney
You need a mighty good medicine
if once your kidneys are exhausted by
neglect and overwork, and you have
got It In Foley Kidney Pills. Their
action. Is prompt, healing' and tonio,
Sound health and- sound kidneys fol
low their use. Try them. '' adv
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