HILLSBORO, OHIO, THURSDAY, JULY 30, 1914.
VOL. 79. NO. 16
HILLSBORO CHAUTAUQUA, HILLSBORO FAIR
TAX MEETINGS COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD UNDERWOOD A P POINTED
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Seventh Annual Assembly Will Will Be Held Next Week and Good Will Be Held in Every District in Contest Over County Superinten- Deputy Sealer of Weights and
fin llnlH Ann- 1A in Tl. ..Pino Pntprrninmpnt ic Prnm. I r ..,i i ..: . Hnm-t; Toimn n v;i. , ..
By Florsheims Drives Fisher From
Box and Hillsboro Loses by
Score of 8 to 2.
Be Held Auir. 16 to 23-Fine
Entertainment is Prom
County and Levies to
dency Taken Up With
Aeasures for This County-
Hillsboro lost to the Florsheims, of
Cincinnati, Sunday afternoou at the
Fair Gronnd by the score of 8 to 2.
The game was much more In eresting
and closer than the score would
At the opening of the eighth the
score was 3 to 2 in favor of Florsheims
and with the locals boys continually
touching uy Funk it looked they would
surely bunch a few hits and had a fair
chance to win out. In this inning,
however, after two were down the
Florsheims came through with three
solid swipes for two bases and three
runs were over and it was all oil.
In the ninth McAfee replaced Fish
er. He was wild and this with a two
bagger and errors by Hecker and
Emery let in two more runs.
Hillsboro played nice ball in the field
and made eleven hits, but did not seem
to be able to bunch them.
This was the second game with the
Florshelm's, Hillsboro winning the
first 6 to 5.
AB H PO A E
White, cf 5 3 2 0 0
Emery, o 4 1 7 f
Fisher, p 4 2 1 1 0
McAfee, p 0 0 0 0 0
Moorhead, ss 4 113 0
Rogers, lb 3 1 11 1 0
Heckerr2b 4 2 3 2 1
McLaren, 3b 4 1 0 0 0
Easter, If 4 0 0 0 1
Deakyne, rf 3 0 10 0
Total 35 11 27 9 3
Zoz.ss 4 2 3 3 0
Willsey, 2b 4 12 4 1
Creager.cf 5 2 3 0 0
Kummerer, lb 4 1 11 0 0
F. Meyer, If 4 110 0
W. Meyer, 3b 3 0 0 11
Weithoff, rf 3 1 0 p 0
Drake, c 3 1 6 1 0
Funk, p 4 0 110
Total 34 9 27 10 2
Hillsboro 101000000 2
Florsheims 100200032 8
Two base hits Zoz, Kummerer, F.
Meyer, Drake ; Struck out by Fisher
6 ; by Bunk 6 ; Base on ball of EMsher
3; Hit by pitcher Dea..yne, Wiethoff;
An all day Farmers Picnic will be
held in Stawarts Grove on the Turkey
pike 3 miles northwest of Sinking
Spring on Saturday, Aug. 1.
State Speaker J. F. Gordon and
other good speakers will be present
and deliver addresses.
Good music and a general good time
Everybody is Invited to attend.
W. E. Pakkek, Committee.
Militia Company in Camp.
Co D, First Reg't., O. N G., the
local company, went to Camp Perry
Saturday, where they are camping
this week. The company was in
charge of Capt. Earl V. Miller and
First Lieut. SIgel Mullenlx. Within
the last few weeks the company has
been recruited to the limit allowed
and has two men over who had to be
assigned the to Regimental Hospital
Corps. This means tha't Hillsboro has
one of the best companies of National
Guards in the state.
Death of Jonah Britton.
Jonah Britton, aged 87 years, died
at his country home a few miles
northwest of Wlllettsvllle early on
Thursday morning. He had been an
invalid for about five yeare and his
death was not unexpected.
Mr. Britton was one of the most
prominent and influential men of the
western part of .the county. At one
time he was active in Republican pol
itics and was elected to the state leg
islature on that ticket.
ne is survived by his wife and six
children, Mrs. H. P. Smith, of this
place, Mrs. J. S. Oldaker, of Russell,
Miss Jennie Britton, who lived with
him, Stanley, of Colorado Springs,
Col., and Everett and Leslie, who
lived near the pld home.
Funeral services were held at Mt.
Olive, conducted by Rev, Frank
Foust, of Pricetown. Burial was
made in Mt. Olive cemetery.
The Eighth Annual Reunion of
Civil and Spanish-American War
Soldiers, of Highland county, will be
held at nillsboro on Wednesday, Aug.
5. All soldiers of these War's are re
quested to meet at the G,AK. Rooms,
Masonic Temple, that morning from
10 to 12 o'clock to register and receive
badges and to elect olllcers for the
ensuing year. IsmaTbotij Pres.
n. 0. Ambrose, Sec.
The Seventh Annual Hillsboro
Chautauqua will be held Aug. 10 to
23 inclusive. The program tills year
is the most expensive that has ever
been arranged for a Hillsboro Chau
tauqua and Is considered to be the
There Is not a weak number on the
whole program and it is well balanced
famous speakers, line music an 1 able
A new feature this year Is the
Children's Chautauqua. What to do
with the children during Chautauqua
has always been a problem. This year
the program committee has secured
Miss Pearl Carpenter, the children's
friend, who will give a children's
story hour each day during ,the regu
lar entertainment. This will be in a
Everyone will want to hear Maude
Ballington Booth, J. Adam Bede, Dr.
Cook and Dean Summer.
Mrs. Booth is undoubtedly the best
known woman in America, her work
through the Salvation Array for the
down and out of the great cities and
in prisons has disclosed her great love
for men and women. She is, Indeed,
one of those whom Christ said was
beloved of my Father and for whom
he had prepared a kingdom from the
foundation of the world because :
"For I was hungered, and ye gave
me meat ; I was thirsty and ye gave
me drink ; I was a stranger and ye
took me in :
"Naked and ye clothed me
sick and ye visited me ; I
prison and ye came unto me."
The musical organizations are
among the best on the Chautauqua
platform, The Music Makers when
here before making the biggest hit of
any company that ever appeared In
It is impossible to enumerate and
tell of all the good things, secure one
or the booklets and see the treats
that are in store for you.
Season tickets are only $1.90 and
the people should show their appre
ciation of the work of the manage
ment by the largest advance sale of
tickets ever made for a Hillsboro
All Day Farmers Picnic.
An all day Farmers Picnic will be
held in Frank Clark's Grove two
miles northwest of New Vienna on
Monday, Aug. 3. Gov. Cox will be
the chief speaker.
Good music and readings will be
furnished by Stokes Family Orches
tra of Dayton. ,
The meeting will be held under the
auspices of Union Grange No. 77.
Come and bring your baskets well
filled and enjoy the day.
Death of Charles Welter.
Charles I. Weller, one of the promi
nent and influential farmers .of the
county, died at his home near New
Petersburg Saturday morning. He
fell from a cherry tree about two
weeks ago and fractured his skull. He
never regained consciousness, death
resulting from the injury.
Funeral services were held at the
home Monday morning, conducted by
Dr. O. M. Van Pelt, of Cincinnati.
Burial was made in the Greenfield
cemetery. Ho issurvived by his wife
and three children.
The Highland County Teachers' In-
sf.ltntfi will he held In the Washington
School building in Hillsboro Aug, 3 to
The Instructors for the week are
Prof. F. H. Warren, of East Liverpool,
and Dr. Francis H. Green, of West
Supt. F. H. Warren was formerly
superlntendentof the Hillsboro schools
and has made quite a record in Insti
The committee feel very fortunate
in securing the services of Dr. F. H.
Green. He is one of the stars of insti
tute instructors. While a stranger to
tho teachers of Highland county he
has worked four consecutive years for
the teachers of Clinton county, which
service speaks well for him.
It is the duty of every loyal teacher
to be present for each and every ses
sion. Music will be furnished by the Un
No further notice will be given.
Mrs. R. B. Julian, of Howe, Ind.,
who is spending the summer with her
mother, Mrs, Stephen Hickle, was
the guest of her sister, Mrs. Fred
Creamer, in Washington C. H., last
week, returning here Monday.
The annual Hillsboro Fair will be
held next week commencing Tuesday
and closing Friday. It will be an old
fashioned county fair, good races, good
exhibits of tine cattle, horses, swine
and poultry, fine displays of needle
work cakes, pies, jellies, flowers, etc.
The special exhibits by the boys and
girls of Highland county who are tak
ing part in tlie Flower and Potato
Contests will be one of the best and
most attractive features of the Fair.
Of course there wi 1 be shows of
many kinds, refreshment stands and
all the different things that make you
have such a good time at a county
Wednesday is Old Soldiers and La
dies Day, the former being admitted
free and the ladles if they are accom
panled by a soldier or a person having
a paid ticket. Senator Foraker, High
land county's famous and eloquent
son, wlfl be present and deliver an
The grounds are well shaded and
well watered and it is an ideal place
for families to eat a picnic dinner.
If you attend the Hillsboro Fair you
are assured of a day of good, clean,
healthy amusement and you will be
certain to find your friends there.
The Fair Board has decided to give
a Sweep Stakes Cattle Show without
entrance fee open to all breeders.
This was not catalogued but the
classes will be as follows :
best bun, 6 years old or over, any
breed, 1st prem., $10; 2nd prem., $0.
Best bull, 2 years old and under 3
years, any breed, 1st prem.. $8 ; 2nd
Best cull, 1 year old and under 2
years, any breed, 1st prem., $8 ; 2nd
Best bull calf, any breed, 1st prem.,
$6 ; 2nd prem., $4.
Best bull, any age, any breed, 1st
Bestcow3 years old or over, any
breed, 1st prem., $10; 2nd prem..
Best cow, 2 years old and under 3
years, any breed, 1st prem., $8 ; 2nd
Best cow, 1 year old and
years, any breed, 1st prem.,
Best heifer calf, any breed,
prem , $6 ; 2nd prem., $4.
Best cow, any age, any. breed, 1st
Best bull and 4 females, any breed,
1st prem., $10 ; 2nd prem., $0.
All anxiety about the possibility of
getting sutllclent names lor a vote on
suffrage in Ohio this fall was quieted
when a count of petitions stiowed
10(3,000 signers or three thousand more
than necessary for initiation of a Con
stitutional Amendmjent. E v ery
la no other state have so many men
signed a petition for suffrage. In all
probability, too, this is the largest
initiative petition ever prepared in
the history of direct legislation.
The initiative petition will be pre
sented to the secretary or state on
July 30, when a delegation from each
county will carry the petition from
the Hartman Hotel to the State
House. Chicago Herald,
Highland county suffragists secured
very easily the 740 names representing
10 of the voters. Tne county was
not thoroughly canvassed or mauy
more could have been secured as tne
petitioners had very few refusals
Ohio has become one of the seven
campaign states. The other six being
Nevada, Montana, the two Dakutas,
Missouri and Nebraska. As the largest
and most eastern of the states engaged
in the fight. Ohio will be- the firing
line of the struggle by which the
national suffrage forces hope to invade
the east in 1915. Every Woman's.
Four eastern states, New York,
Pennsylvania, Massachusett s, New
Jersey and Iowa will vote upon the
subject next year. Ohio's decision is
expected to have a great influence on
the result. Every Woman's
Tho nineteenth Ohio district is rea
sonably sure to elect a congressman
favorable to. woman suffrage as the
Democrat, Republican and Progressive
candidates have all declared for it.
Although equal suffrage was defeat
ed on September 3, 1912 in Ohio, near y
a quarter of a million men voted for
it. More votes were cast in favor of
woman's suffrage at that election than
ever have been registered for It in any
other state in which the question has
Ohio has 24 electorlal votes and a
population of 4,107,121. It is the most
important of the 1014 campaign states.
Every Woman's. N. M. B.
The Tax Commissioner of Ohio has
adopted a new policy to be followed
by the Budget Commissioners of each
This policy requires tho budget
commission to hold a public meeting
In each taxing district in the county
and also one at the county seat The
district meeting shall be held at some
centrally located school hou-e or othtr
public building and at least one mem
ber of the commission shall attend.
At these meetings the commission
er in attendance shall acquaint the
taxpayers with the amount of taxes
levied by the local taxing authorities
and for what purpose, together with
the amount levied for the same pur
pose for tie previous year, the estima
ted balance, if any on hand, in each
fund, the estimated value of taxable
property in the district, and the pro
bable increase or decrease in the ag
gregate rate by reason of the increase
or decrease in the estimates submit
ted by the taxing authority.
At the county meeting the amount
levied for county purposes and how
divided will be considered.
The Auditor must give reasonable
notice of these meetings.
Any person attending these meetings
shall be given an opportunity to be j
heard in support or objection to any
item for which taxes have been levied.
In taxing districts the aggregate of
wnose estimated taxes does not ex-,
ceed the amount authorized to be lev
ied therein, if errors or unnecessary
items are disclosed the commissioner
or commissioners presentshalt require
corrected estimates to be tiled with '
the commission by the taxing author-
ity which filed the original estimate
or budget containing erroneous or un
In so far as practicable, the meet
ings of the budget commission, at
which the amounts to be levied are
finally fixed, shall be open to the pub
lie, but no hearing shall be held
The Tax Commission hopes by this
plan to make the taxpayers conver
sant with exactly how much money is
being raised for local purposes and
how it will be spent.
Theoretically It is a good thing, but
probably in practice it will be found a
failure as no doubt the attendance at
the meetings will be small in some
Instances no one attending and if this
is the case it will be an expenditure
of probably $200 with no good results.
Real Estate Transfers.
Rebecca J. Roush to Cletus W.
Roush, New Market tp, 11a, $1.
D. R. Cowman et al to John Perie,
Greenfield, lot, $1.
John Strain exr. to Ben Strain,
Hillsboro, lot, $1.
Charles W. Moore et al to Peter
Lewis, Hillsboro, lot, $1.
Gaddls Henry to J. S. S. Riley,
Greenfield, lot. $1.
Macy J. Rotroff to Ellis Igo, Con
cord tp, 8a, $400.
Mary C. Shaw to Ellis Igo, Concord
tp, 50a, $1150.
James R. Buck to John J. Mertz,
Greenfield, lot, $1.
Noah Gaymon o Edward Pointer,
Concord tp, 110a, $1.
W. H. Hopkins et al to Wm. Renoe,
Washington tp, 45a, $1.
Dan Sattertleld sheriff to Philip
Hook, Concord tp, 72a, $350.
Bessie S. Cox to John Shackelford,
Leesburg, lot, $1.
D. L. Frump to Frank King, Green
field, lot, $1.
Frank King to Frances Dunlap,
Greenfield lot, $1.
W. E. Noftsger to D. E. Cameron,
Hillsboro, lot, $2210.
Peter K. Davis to Clyde Haines,
Greenfield, lot, $1.
Burch E. Fenper to Lillian J. Fen
ner, Ulllsoro, lot, $750.
Chas. F. Whisler to N. E. Calvert,
Washington tp, 00a, 31.
Dan L. Satterfield sheriff to Alfred
Stroup, New Market and Liberty tps,
lloenna Troutman et al to Dan B.
Young, Whiteoak tp, 3a, $1.
Roenna Troutman to D. B. Young,
Whiteoak tp, 3a, 31.
Burch E. Former exr to Maud D.
Lemon, Liberty tp, Ola, $1485.
Burch E. Fenner to Maud D. Lem
on, Liberty tp, Ola, $495.
John Captain to Wally Captain et
al, Hillsboro, lot, 81.
John P. Sanders to Clinton D
ders, New Lexington, lot, ?75.
Johannah Keegan to Laura Mitchell,
Greenfield, lot, $1.
Zlmrl Carey to Harry Carey, Penn
tp, 25a, 31.
H. N. Head to Steward Kincald,
nnisuoro, lot, 81.
Miss Alice Ilussey is visiting her
sister, Mrs. Ernest Schumacher.
The county hoard of education held
another stormy session Saturday
Things started off smoothly with all
members present and Prof. W. H.
Vance county superintendent, acting
as clerk ,
Following the reading of the min
utes Prof. Vance was asked to furnish
his report on the districting of tho
cunty. He submitted two plans, one
of four and' one of five districts, but
advised the acceptance of the five dis
tricts. While this matter was being dis
cussed the question of the legality of
the election of Prof. Vance as county
superintendent was brought up In
considering this quite a little feeling
was shown, some of the speakers be
coming personal in their remarks
After a good deal of irrelevant talk a
resolution was passed that the board
consult the Attorney General of the
State and secure his opinion on
matter, the qualifications of
Vance to be presented to him.
Arrangements were made for
meeting and four members of
board, Woodmansee, Jacks,
and Carter and Prof. Vance
Columbus and held the consultation
with the Attorney General Tuesday.
The sole question raised in regard
to the eligibility of Prof. Vance is
whether or not tiie work he lias done
constitutes two years of supervision,
which the law requires.
The Attorney General refused to
give an opinion except to the prose
cuting attorney of the county.
Prosecutor McBride states that
within the next few days he will send
a request to the attorney general for I
an opinion ; that in that request he ,
will set forth the work done by Prof.
Vance and ask whether or net that
While in Columbus the members of
the board and Prof. Vance called on
the State Superintendent of Public
Instruction. The work done by Mr
Vance was laid before him and he
unqualifiedly stated that it constitu
ted the required amount of supervis
ion work and said that if Prof. Vance
was not eligible for the position that
there was not one 'county superin
tendent in ten of those chosen who
In addition the S ate Superin
tendent gave the interpretation cf
that office on what constitutes super
vision, which was as follows :
1 Superintendent of any high
2. Principal of any first grade high
3. Principal of any ward building.
4. Head of any school who is exec
utive officer of the board.
Credit for a year of supervision for
each year of work to be given every
person holding one of these positions
regardless of the amount of class room
It might be well to state here that
the new law was drawn under the
direction of the State Superintendent
of Public Instruction.
Prof. Vance has been principal of
the Webster building for four years
which would be considered a ward
From these facts It wouldseem that
those who have been opposing and
questioning the election of Prof. Vance
have simply been making trouble
without cause and there is no question
of his eligibility for the office and the
legality of Ills election.
The two plans proposed by Prof.
Vance for the districting of the 147
schools of the county follow :
No. 1 Penn 0; Fairfield 17; Paint
14 ; total 37.
No. 2 namer 0; New Market 3;
Dodson 0: Union 3 ; total 26.
No. 3 Salem 8 ; Whiteoak 10 ; Clay
12 ; total 30.
No 4 Liberty 12; New Market 6;
Washington fl ; Concord 8 ; total 32
No. 5 Marshall 4 ; Brushcreek 12 ;
Jackson 8 ; total 24.
No 1 PennO; Fairfield 17; Paint
14 : total 37.
No 2 Union 8 ; Dodson 9 ; Salem
8 ; Haraer 0 ; total 31.
No. 3Clay 12; Whiteoak 10; Con
cord 8 ; Jackson 8 ; total 33.
No. 4 Liberty 12 ; New Market 9 ;
Washington 5; Marshall 4; Brush
creek 8; total 38.
The five district plan Is the one ad
vised by Prof. Vanco and the one that
probably will be adopted.
Mr, and Mrs. Ova nopklns and baby
have been visiting the former's par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hopkins, at
Barberton, for the past two weeks.
They returned home Monday.
A. W. Underwood has been appoint
ed deputy sealer of weights and meas
ures for Highland cmnty by Auditor
W. A. Teter, who Is by virtue of his
office, county sealer
Mr. Underwood will assume his new
duties Aug 1 and will have his office
in the new Bell building. The salary
of the office Is $1,200 a jear, fixed by
the count commissioners
This, however, does not mean that
an additional expense of $1,200 has
been placedon the county. Mr. Under
wood has been deputy auditor and
while he will resign this position he
will continue to help witti the work
in the auditor's office whenever need
ed and Auditor Teter will run that
office without employing other help.
Under the new tax laws the work in
the auditor's office is heavier than
ever before at times, but between
times is slack When busy experi
enced help is needed and during these
times Mr. Underwood will help with
the work It is an excellent arrange
ment. It will be the duty of Mr. Under
wood to test every scale and measure
used by a dealer in Highland county
and seal it or condemn it.
The law requiring a deputy sealer
of weights and measures in every
county in the state has long been lu
effect, but lias always been Ignored in
this county. It was only upon the
insistence of State Dairy and Food
Commissioner Strode that the audi
tor and commissioners of this county
took action. How long Highland
countv held oil is shown by the fact
that every other county In the state
had appointed its deputy sealer before
Highland county, except Hocking.
Mr Underwood has a complete out
fit of accurate scales and measures,
both dry and liquid, which he will
use In testing dealers scales and meas
ures and all scales and measures must
meet these tests or be discarded. The
purpose of the law Is to see that the
consumer always receives full weight
and full measure.
The appointment of M'r. Underwood
will undoubtedlj mtet with public
approval as he is thoroughly honest
and well qualihed and has always
made good m every position he has
A Fly Paper.
every time 1 pick up a newspaper I see
an article headed "Swat the Files" or
words to that effect. Each fly has a.
million, more or less, deadly microbes
on its feet with a lot of necessarily
fatal germs concealed about its person,
and we can't escape, we must destroy
them or they will destroy us ; more
over, eacli fly will lay about 100,0uo
eggs in the course of aseason atid they
all hatch out, so you see how they In
crease. Wouldn't it be nice If chickens
did thatV Fortunately we have no
cobras in this county and the rattle
snakes are about all gone, and now we
have to face the deadly fly. It seems
sometimes that life consists of Just
one thing after another and as soon as
we are over one trouble another takes
Our forefathers had a lot more flies
than we have and in addition they had
no screens to Keep them away ; It must
have been b a special dispensation of
Providence or a miracle tliat any of
them kept alive ; yet according to ail
accounts tliey enjoyed as good health
as the present generation. 1 simply
can't unuerstand it at all One sum
mer would have been sufficient to
sweep awaj the human race.
Our poor old forefathers I they didn't
know enough to screen their doors and
, windows. Our fathers and mothers
are not mucii better, they are away
behind the times. You never see one
of our mothers go up town in agair.y
skirt and a peek-a-boo waist. Nor one
of our f athersgo along wearing a white
flannel suit and white shoes and carry
ing a tennis recquet they don't even
Know now to piay tennis. They are
all back numbers. In a wa they are
useful though. Father pays the bills,
sometimes he grumbles about it,
but lie pays them. And mother
cooks and sweeps and dusts and scrubs
and does other disagreeable things.
This gives us some time to sit on the
front poich and talk to our beaux .r
sit in a hammock and read an inter
Nowadays we have to spray all our
fruit trees and bushes and vines to
prevent bugs and worms destroying
them, it was not so in the past ; but
we killed off the birds who ate the
cherries and fruits as being a nuisance.
After we get all the flies killed I am
looking for some scientist to prove
that It was the worst thing we could
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