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HILLSBORO, OHIO, THURSDAY, JULY 23, 1914.
VOL. 79. NO. 15
Between Vance and Vanzant
Great 13 Inning Game
Ilillsboro Loses 3 to 2.
Only one complaint has been heard
of the ball game Sunday between
Hlllsboro ana Winchester at the Fair
Ground and that was that Hlllsboro
Inat.. Tt. went thirteen Innings the
' score balng 3 to 2 In favofof Winches
It was a pitchers battle between
Vance for Winchester and Vanzant
for Hlllsboro and while "Wltte" lost
he twirled as good a game as Vance
and one of the best of his career. Not
an earned run was scored on either
It was certainly a pleasure to watch
nhe two ' 'southpaws' ' work. They had
everything, speed, curves and control
and were at their best In the pinches.
Vance Is from West Union and has
had nrofesslonal experience. Last
year he was with the Columbus Ameri
can Association team and started with
them again this year but had trouble
with his arm and had to go home. All
of the Hlllsboro bays will tell you
though that he was right Sunday.
The local bunch can hit and when a
pitcher holds them to six hits in thir
teen inning he has something on the
Inning after inning each side was
retired In order and several hits were
Hlllsboro was the first to score,
Vanzant getting around in the third
on two errors and a timely double hy
Emery. After - this Hlllsboro did not
get a run until the twelfth, When West
led off with a triple. It looked like
i.o waa cmtnor tn ha left stranded when
vnnunt. wnnt, nut, on ashamsrrounder .
to short on which he had no chance to
score and White strucu out. R. Dixon,
however, fumbled Emery's easy
grounder and let him in. Hecker
doubled in the thirteenth with two
out and McLaren made an Infield hit,
but both were left when West fanned.
Winchester never threatened until
the seventh- when D. Dixon scored.
They were then helpless until the
twelfth. Ewlck got a life when Moor
head and McLaren got mixed on his
fly, Moorhead muffing it. He went to
second on a hit by Carl and scored
when "Wltte" threw wild to third on
E. Smith's bunt. O. Smith scored
the winning run when Hecker fum
bled C. Dixon's grounder.
While the boys lost this one, it was
fnrfiiinlv a preat exhibition of the
national pasttlme with many thrills.
The game next Sunday Is with the
Florshelm Shoe Co., of Cincinnati.
This is the second game with this
team, the other going ten Innings and
Hlllsboro winning 0 to 5.
Tjie score i
AB H PO
Dixon B. 2b
Smith O. lb
Dixon O. ss
Dixon D. 3b
Smith E. If
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 R
Hlllsboro 001000000 0 0 1 0 2
Wlnc'ter 00.0 0001 00 0 0 113
.Two base hits Hecker, Emery,
Vanzant. Three base hits West.
Base on ball Vance 4. Struck out
by Vance 16, Vanzant 19. Hit by
nitchor Vanzant 2. Vance 1. Time
of game 2 hours and 15 minutes
The only business transacted during
the past week in the Common Pleas
Court was the securing of Judgments
on t'hroo cognovit notes.
D, Q. Morrow secured a Judgment
against Horace Huff for $519.75 on a
cognovit promlsory note, which was
executed on July 18 due In ten days
and bearing 6 per cent, interest.
A Judgment for $735.15 was also
taken against Horace Huff by Coke L.
Doster on a cognovit note executed
July 8, 1914, due In 10 days and hav
ine.6 per cent, interest.
The Farmers and Traders National
Bapk secured a Judgment against
Mrs. Damarlas Willett aud A. W,
VYUietlOn cuK'Juvib " iui wvi 1
executed Dec. 22, 1913, ana due in six
months. A 'payment of 813.00 had
been made on it.
County Superintendent of
This County at Meeting
of Board Saturday
FOR THREE YEAR TERM
Eight Applicants For Position and
Selection Made After a
Fixed at $1616.
Prof. W. H. Vance, of this place,
was elected county superintendent
Saturday at a meeting of the county
board of education. He was employed
for.three years and his salary for the
flrstyearflxedat$1016, including clerks
Hire. The board may allow him in
addition 8300 for other expenses.
The, meeting lasted six hours and
was enlivened by frequent discussion
of questions arising under the new
laws, especially as referring to the
qualifications necessary in a candidate
for superintendent, and the hard
struggle for the position.
Eight applicants aspired to the
position. They were H. E. Conard,
of Toronto. Canada: C. H. Lewis, of
Leesburg ; H. B. Galllett, of Lynch
burg ; Miss Eva Pulse, of Lynchburg ;
E. L. Porter, of West Jefferson ; J. A.
Shannon, of Castalla ; W. R. Cornetet,
of South Salem and W. H. Vance, of
Five ballots were taken the first re
sulting Conard 2, Vance 2 Lewis 1 ;
second Vance 2,
Lewis 2, Galllett 1 ;
third Vance 2, Lewis 2, not voting 1 ;
fourth Vance 2, Lewis 2, not voting
1 ; fifth Vance 3, Lewis 2.
Prof. Vance was notified of his elec
tlon and Instructed by the board to
make a survey of the county this week
and report at the meeting Saturday.
The survey Is to be used for-the pur
pose of districting the county.
Highland county's first county su
perintendent Is a product of this
county and his entire professional
experience has been gained in this
county. He is a young man who has
made rapid progress in his chosen
profession. He has had twelve years
experience teaching, six years at
straight teaching and six in supervl
slon work. For three years he was
principal of the Rainsboro schools ;
two years In .charge of the Buford
schools and four years as principal of
the Webster building of the Hlllsboro
He has more than two years of .col
lege credits, having attended the
National Normal University at Leba
non ; Uhio university at Atnens ana
Ohio State University at Columbus.
He has also taken eleven years of
work in the Ohio Teachers "Reading
Prof. Vance has always been promi
nent in all the teacher's organizations.
He has been president of the Highland
County Teachers Institute and High
land County Teachors Association,
ajso of the Quadri-County Teachers
Association, consisting of the counties
of Highland, Ross, Clinton and Fay
ette. He holds an eight year ellmen
tary and eight year high school
In every position that he has held
Prof. Vance has made, good. He Is
conversant with school conditions and
school needs In Highland county and
It is hoped that he will be able to
give Highland county a practical and
efficient administration of the new
He will assume his new duties Aug.
1 and his office will be In the now Bell
The board effected a permanent
organization Saturday electing W. B.
Jacks, pres. ; A. J, Fender, vice pres. -
B. J. Woodmansee, secretary. Prof.
Vance is ex-oOlcio clerk of the board
of education and a member and clerk
of the board of county schcol examin
ers. In the adjoining counties the follow
ing superintendents were selected :
Brown E. V". Stephens, Mt. Orab;
Adams H. E. Denning, Manchester;
Clinton Prof. OadwaUade r, New
Vienna; Fayette Frank M. Allen,
Washington -O. H. ; Clermont H. C.
Aultman, Batavla; Ross 0. A. Puck
ett, Bainbridge; Pike William M.
Mrs. Van B. Miller and daughter,
Miss Zella, Miss Nan Larkin, Miss
Sara Walker, George McConnaughey
and Dwlght Rogers will go to the
Point tomorrow to spend a week at
Mrs. Lyoe Smith and children,
of Erie, Pa., are visiting Mrs. James
WM. PARKER KILLED
Former Resident, brother
Seaver Parker, Shot at
William Parker, formerly of tills
county, and a brother of Seaver Park
er, of tills place, was shot and Instant
ly killed Sunday at L Ipscomb, Tex
The only Information received here
In regard to his murder Is the follow-!
ing telegram sent to his brother,
Seaver Parker, by the deceased man's
"Lipscomb, Tex., July 20, 1014.
Seaver Parker, Hlllsboro, Ohio.
William was shot and killed yester
day while driving away In the wagon,
Vernawasa witness. Murderer still
at large. Etta."
Vernaisa son of William Parker
and about 16 years of age.
Seaver Parker says that his brother
had not .written of any trouble he was
having with anyone and he has no
idea what could have caused the shoot
ing. William Parker went to Lipscomb,
Tex., about 20 years ago and has lived
there since. He was county surveyor
of the county and owned a ranch near
His wife was formerly Miss Etta
Brown, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
W. E. Brown, of Hoaglands. Her
brother, Jasper Brown loft Tuesday
afternoon for Lipscomb, shortly after
hearing of the death of his brother-ln
law. Upon his arrival he will at once
write giving the details of the tragedy
and send the papers containing ac
counts of it.
New Market Baptist Church.
Re-opening, Roll Call and Reception
services will be held all day next Sun
day, beginning with the Sunday
School. All members are asked to be
nresent and answer to their name, or
write a letter to read. A formal re
ception will be tendered to a large
class of new members.
Dr. Holllngsworth will preach a ser
mon on "The Mission and Power of
Beauty," at 10:30. Then dinner will
be served on the lawn. At 2 p. m.
Robert W. Pence, of Cincinnati, will
preach. Members of all denomina
tions, outsiders and all are cordially
invited to spend the day with us.
Extensive repairs have been made
on the building, the Sunday School
room is greatly enlarged, and a new,
impetus has been received all along
the line. On August 2, the pastor be
gins his 8th year of service. .
In response to numerous requests
the Old Maid's Convention will be re
peated at the New Market Methodist
Church Friday evening, July 31.
Proceeds to be used for the Temper
Rev. Louis E. Durr and fifteen
members of the choir of St. Mary's
Episcopal church enjoyed a very
pleasant outing at Camp Richards at
the Point Tuesday and Wednesday.
Mr. and Mrs. John Boyd and daugh
ter, Ruby, of near Marshall, and Otto
Mendenhall and Miss Alma Klssllng
spent one evening last week with Mr,
andMrs. L.H. Mendenhall. Icecream
and cake were served.
Prof, and Mrs. Peabody and child
ren, who have been visiting their par
ents in Michigan, arrived here Satur
day and are the guests of Mr. and
Mrs. O. E. Stanforth. Prof. Peabody
who was teacher in our schools last
winter has been employed at Norwood
for next year.
Mrs. J.,S. Pumphrey, of Sablna, has
been summoned to New York on ac
count of the serious condition of Rev.
C, P. Pumphrey, who resigned his
position as pastor of the M. E. church
in nillsboro last winter, and went to
the Adirondack mountains In quest of
health. Pearl spent a part of his boy
hood In this place and won many
friends who have watched his success
in the ministry with pleasure, ne
was one of the promising men, and it
is to be regretted that his usefulness
was cut short by a frail body. New
Vienna Reporter. Rev. Pumphrey's
many friends here will be sorry to
learn of his serious condition.
Marshall has had among her sum
mer visitors recently three former
pastors of the Presbyterian Church of
that place. The first was the Rev.
John McDowell, who visited Mrs. Ell
Templln and family after an absence
of 30 years. The next was Rev. W.
C. F. Llppert and wife who returned
after an absence of seven years and
who preached at the Presbyterian
church last Sunday morning. Rev.
Jas. G. Galbreath and son, Will, also
visited there Sunday returning after
an absence of 21 years. All were
gladly welcomed back by their friends
of other years and most cordially by
the older residents.
BOY HORSE THIEVES
Four Colored Boys Steal Two
Horses of J. E. Spence-llave
Curtis Long, Arthur Whitley, Earl
Klttrell and Leslie Williams are in
county Jail, charged with horsesteal
ing. Whitley Is also charged with
carrying concealed weapons. The
boys are from 15 to 18 years of age and
all of them are colored and live here.
The offense was committed Sunday
night, two horses being stolen from a
pasture on tho farm of J. E. Spence
near New Petersburg. Williams and
Klttrell were captured with the horses
Sunday night near Greenfield. Long
and Whitley were not found until
Monday at noon.
They were taken before Mayor Dur
rant, of Greenfield, and the prelimi
nary hearing held. Maor Durrant
bound them over to tho grand jury
and they wore brought here Tuesday
and placed in Jail. The bond of each
of the boys was fixed at 8500, except
Whitley, whose bond was fixed at
8500 for horse stealing and 8300 for
carrying concealed weapons.
The boys apparently have been
reading wild west and cowboy stories,
at least their equipment would so In
dicate: They had a lasso, a cartridge
belt with a holster and a big knife.
The boys say that they left here
Sunday morning to visit the Dunlap
Pony Farm Lear Greenfield, hoping to
secure work there. When asked if
they lassoed the horses in the field
they said they did not. William and
Klttrell admit having the horses, but
would not say how they got them.
Long and Whitley say they went to
the Pony farm and tried to get work
and when they could not started back
home and when in Greenfield on their
return were arrested. The boys do
not say where they separated.
The boys said they secured the
horses Sunday night, but would not
say what they were going to do with
them and Insisted that the only place
they were going was to the Pony
Williams explained having the rope
with them by stating that they were
expert fancy ropers and took It with
them wherever they went ; that they
often practiced with it by the hour
and could do everything with It.
Long and Whitley have been In the
I am a candidate for the Republican
nomination for County Commissioner
subject to the will of the voters at the
Primary to be held on August 11. If
nominated and elected 1 will give my
best service to the duties of the office
and promise an efficient business ad
ministration of its affairs.
S. D. West,
m m - -
Spanish War Veterans.
The next regular meeting of Gor
man Camp No. 84 United Spanish
War Veterans will be held next Tues
day evening at 7:30 o'clock at the G.
A. R. Hall. Arrangements will be
made at the meeting for Soldier's Day
August 5, and all persons eligible to
membership are urged to attend as
this will be the last meeting before
the charter is closed.
Death of Otto F. Horst.
Otto F. Horst died at his home
here Thursday afternoon at five
o'clock after a short illness with
pleuro-oneumonla and liver complica
tions. He was 50 years of age and
had been prominently Identified with
the affairs of Hlllsboro for a number
of years. He was a lawyer and the
secretary of the Central Mutual Fire
Funeral services were held Sunday
afternoon, the body being taken to
his old home at Leesburg for burial.
He is survived by his wife and three
While quiet and reserved In manner
Mr. Horst was recognized as a good
lawyer and a careful and exact busi
ness man, honest and industrious.
He was a member of the Methodist
church and active In all of its affairs,
teaching a Men's Bible Class In the
Earl Frank and daughter, of Walnut
Hills, Cincinnati, spent Sunday with
his parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. H.-Frank.
Mrs. Charles Richards received a
letter Wednesday from Thomas
Greathouse In New York City, who
formerly lived here, stating that he
would sail Saturday for Brazil and
expected to locate In that country.
Mrs. Charles E. Bell, Mrs, H. M.
Brown, Mrs. Charles W. Scott, Miss'
May Cumralngs and Miss Cora E. Bell
motored to Dayton Monday land spent
the day. Miss Bell remained for a
visit with Mrs. Rush Evans, the
others returning home that evening.
FALLS OFF TIES
T. A. Hockman, of Ft. Hill,
Fatally Injured by Fall
ing From Ties
PARALYSED BY THE FALL
Ten Year Old Son Only One Near
When Accident Occurred
and Help Did Not Come
For Four Hours.
T. A. Hockman, of Ft. Hill,
fatally Injured Friday, when he
thrown from a load of cross ties.
fell on his neck and shoulder, injuring
his spine and paralysing him. He
died Saturday morning at 8 o'clock.
The accident occurred at the mill
yard on the Burns farm about three
miles below Sinking Spring. Mr.
Hockman and two of his sons had
gone there to haul two loads of cross
ties. The wagons had been loaded and
the older son had left with his load.
Mr. nockman and a 10 year old son
had their wagon loaded and started to
drive from the yard, both of them
riding on top of the ties. As they
were driving from the mill yard the
right front wheel went Into a deep
rut in the road, giving the wagon
a quick lurch. Mr. Hockman was
thrown from the wagon lighting on
his neck and shoulder. Ills spine
was injured -causing paralysis from
which he died Saturday morning at 8
The ten year old son was the only
person near when the accident hap
pened. He went to his father's aid
and found him helpless. The boy was
unwilling to leave his father to sum
mon help and his cries brought no
answer. For four hours the child sat
with his father's head in his lap wait
ing for help and hoping that his father
would recover enough to help himself.
The older son, who had gone ahead
with his load, when his father and
brother did not show up, became
alarmed and started out to find out
what was the trouble and was the first
to come to their aid. He at once
summoned other aid and a physician
was called, but nothing could be done
for Mr. Hockman. He was never un
conscious, but did not suffer any from
Mr. Hoc.cman was GO years of age
and is survived by his wife and ten
children, five boys and live girls. The
funeral services were held Monday,
conducted by Rev McKlbben, of
Washington C. II. The body was
taken to Allensburg for burial.
The untimely death of Mr. Hock
man was a shock to the entire commu
nity in which he resided and his grief
stricken wife and children have the
sympathy of every one in their great
Prof, and Mrs. A. T. Link, of Boise
City, Idaho, and M. M. Link, of Hous
ton, Tex., returned home Monday,
after a visit with Mr. and Mrs John
Link and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Nesblt,
and relatives south of town.
Misses Byrde and Harriett L. Ayres
spent last week with Mrs. Ell Tern
plin and family at their beautiful
home near Marshall. Miss Harriett
remained for another week's visit and
Miss Byrde returned Sunday.
To Clean Old Cemetery.
All persons Interested in the Old
Rocky Spring Cemetery in taadlson
township are requested to meet there
on August 25, 1014, for the purpose of
cleaning up and refilling graves.
Bring shovel, maddock, scythe and
dinner. Anyone that wants to help
and cannot come can send any amount
of money to S. M. Strain, Greenfield.
It will be used to employ help.
Mrs. John Howard and Mrs. Anne
nughes Marks spent Friday with
Judge and Mis. O. H. Hughes, at
Three big races each day, Wednes
day, Thursday and Friday, Aug. 5, 6
aud 7 at the Hlllsboro Fair. adv
See the display of Flowers and Po
tatoes clven by the children at the
IIHIsbory Fair August 4, 5,
0 and 7.
Mrs. W. T. Nolder and daughter, of
Lynchburg, are spending tills week
with the former's sister, Mrs. J. E.
Misses Julia Collins and Josephine
Allen, of New York City, who have
bten guests at the home of Rev. and
Mrs. George B. Beecher, for a month
left Saturday for Oswego, N. Y., where
they will spend the balance of the
Of Pattersoii'Boxwell Graduates
Held at Bell's Opera House
The last Patterson-Boxwell Com
mencement was held at Dell's Opera
House Monday afternoon. The class
consisted of one hundred and eight
boys and girls of Highland county,
representing every township, and the
house was filled to hear the excellent
program prepared. This fine body of
the representative boys and girls of
Highland county, grouped upon the
stage made an impressive sight.
Hon. George L. Garrett, of this
place, made the class address and it
was interesting, entertaining and in
structive He had made the address
at the first Boxwell Commencement
in this county and as he said he
thought that It was but right that
one who had taken an important part
in the christening should also have
something to say at the obsequies.
The changes that had taken place
in rural school conditions were men
tioned by Mr. Garrett. He spoke
fondly of the old red school house and
the memories of his school days spent
in such surroundings and paid an elo
quent and tender tribute to one of his
teachers, Elgar BrOwn.
Changed business conditions, he
stated, had made necessary a change
in the school system ; that when he
went to school the "three R's," "read
ing, rlting and rithmetlc" were im
portant and necessary to know, but
about all the use the members of this
class would have for writing would be
so they could write love letters to
their sweethearts; that in business
life it was all done by machinery as
machinery now did the adding, dlvld
ing, multiplying and subtracting.
He only briefly touched upon the
new school lav, s and vhlle he stated
that he was in favor of supervision of
the rural schools he was afraid that
too much supervision had been pro
vided in the new laws. He paid a
nice compliment to the new county
superintendent, Prof. W. H. Vance.
lu his advice to tne young people he
urged them to secure all the education
possible as this was an age of fierce
competition md efficiency was de
manded and education was necessary
Prof. W. II. Vance, a member of
the board oi county school examiners,
presented the diplomas.
The music for the occasion was fur
nished by Underwood's Orchestra aud
Tri-Towwnsip S. S. Celebration.
Xoth'lng has been spared in making
up the program for the celebration,
which is to be held in McLaughlin's
Grove, near Pricetown, on Saturday,
A record breaking crowd in expected
and It will no doubt be the (greatest
event of its kind ever held In High
Rev. E. W. Thornton, of Cincinnati,
a noted Sunday School worker, will be
present and deliver two addresses.
The music will be furnished bv the
Danville Band. This band will be
augmented by musicians from sur
rounding towns and will no doubt
please one and all.
The eight Sunday Schools will ren
der the following program to com
mence at 10 a. m.
Invocation. , Iter. Fous:
Song Hollowtown Christian School
Address of Welcome Rev. Hoggatt
Response EvangelistO. Q. Blackwell
Quartette Pricetown School
Address - Rev. E. W. Thornton
Song Harwood School
Adjournment until I p m.
Song Danville Reform School
Flag Drill Hollowtown School
Song Pricetown Christian Church
Duet .........Mary Hess and Ona Davidson
Song ,....'. South Liberty School
Flag Drill .... Pricetown School
Song Buford Christian School
Solo , Mary Hess
Song Danville Christian School
Address Rev. E W Thornton
Quartette Pricetown School
Flag Drill Danville Reform School
Song Buford M. E. School
Flag Drill Harwood School
Flas Drill Buford School
Thh program will be interspersed
Miss Anna Evans entertained a.
number of her friends at dinner Tues
day evening for Miss Phoebe nart, of
Las Vegas, N. M., and Miss Susan
Semple, of Covington, Ky.
Ben Johnson, of Springfield. was
calling on friends here Thursday. He
had been spending a few days with
John M. Waddell and family, of
Greenfield, at Beech Cliff near the
Caves. Mr. Johnson formerly lived In
Hlllsboro and for many years was em
ployed on the Old Highland News,
now the News-Herald, when J. L.
Boardman was Its proprietor.
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