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THE D MEWS-HERALD, HILLSBORO, OHIO, THURSDAY, AUGlST 6, 1914.
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WILLIAM H. MIDDLETON.
Candidate for Judge of the Court of Appeals of the Fourth District which
includes Illgh'and County.
Born July 19th, 180
Admitted to the Bar, Decembers, 1891
Prosecuting Attorney, of Pike County, from 1896 to 1899.
Judge of the Court of Common Pleas in Jackson, Liwrence, Adams, Scioto
and Pike Counties from 1899 to the present time
Editorial Jackson Sun
JUDGE WILLIAM H. MIDDLETON, of Waverly, Ohio, has announced
his candidacy for the nomination of Judge of the Court of Appeals of this
district. For six1 een years Judge Mlddleton ins administered the affairs of
the Court of Common Pleas in tins county, to the entire satisfaction of our
citizens of every class, business and employment. During his adralnist.rv
Hon as Common Pleas Judge, Jackson county lias enjoyed Its greatest business
and industrial activity, and almost every conceivable question of law relating
to corporations, mining and other business Incident to our industries has
b-en before him for adjudication In all that time we have never heard tils
fairness, ability or integrity questioned or criticised by a single litigant. The
people of JaCkson county know Judge Middleton; believe in him, and will
support him for Judge of tbe Court of Appeals
Editorial The Portsmouth Dally Times
The selection of a member of the Court of Appeals this fall has resolved
itself into a duel between Judge Festus Walters, of CIrclevllle, now sitting on
the court and Common Pleas Judge William II. Middleton, of Waverly. Both
are men of long experience on the bench, both well titted mentally for the
olllce and both men of high character and standing. Either, if elected, would
undoubtedly serve with great credit to themselves and the citizens of the
Personally, having known Judge Middleton for some years, and learned to
appreciate his great worth as a citizen and jurist, we feel more attracted to
his candidacy than that of Judge Walters. In a way, Judge Middleton
seems to be one of us down here in Scioto county. Living In the adjoining
county of Pike, he is our near neighbor, politically, socially and In a business
wxy. Before he was a judge he used to be active in local and district politi
cal affairs, and after his elevation to the bench lie frequently held court, in
this county. In all relations he was the same kindly, considerate, courteous
gentleman. He oight to, and undoubtedly will receive a very large vote in
this section of the state. It is certainly due him. adv
Aug. 3, 1914.
Mrs. John Boyd and daughter spent
Monday with Mrs. Harley Suiters.
rs. Ruth Spruance, who has been
spending a few days with her son,
Harley, returned home Tuesday.
An ice cream supper will be held at
the K. of P. Hall Saturday night, Aug.
8, for the benefit of the C. U. church.
Everybody cordially Invited.
Miss Grace Boyd called on Elva
Spruance Tuesday afternoon.
Fenton Kesler and family spent
Wednesday afternoon with Bennett
Kesler and wife.
C. E. Lucas and son, George F., and
Mrs. Clyde Barrett and daughter,
Doris, left Thursday to visit friends
and relatives at New London and
JaB. Greenfield and family took din
ner Friday with Harley Suiters and
Harry Wright made a business trip
to Cincinnati Friday.
Edward Storer and family, of High
land, called on Miss Margaret Rhoads,
Miss Osa Sprunce, of near Prospect,
spent Saturday night and Sunday with
Misses Jessie Wlsecup, May Ervln,
Mary Smith, ArnettaGall, Eva Storer,
Ruth Lucas, Elva Spruance, and El
well Campbell, Herbert Smith, Jesse
Frump, Gilbert Lucas, Erret Peterson,
Roger Farls and Hilton Nolan spent
Saturday at the Caves
Harry Wright and family and Ben
ton Kesler took dinner with Fenton
Kesler and family, at Rainsboro, Sun
day. F. M. Main and wife and Don Main
and family called on Frank Kelley and
wife, Sunday afternoon.
Frank Elliott and family were the
guests Sunday of Mrs. Anne Elliott,
Misses Flossie Watts and Nellie
Stethem have returned from Oxford.
Judge O. II. Hughes is spending a
few days at home.
Miss Ruby Boyd spent one night
last week with Nettlelee Boyd.
Harley Suiter and family attended
camp meeting at tilmville, Sunday.
Mrs. John Hunter spent Saturday
night and Sunday with Miss Margaret
Mrs. Jessie Bumgardner called on
Mrs. Gatch Spruance Saturday night.
John Burnett and family were guests
of Frank Lucas and wife Sunday.
Mrs. Lem Hunter spent Sunday
afternoon with Mrs. Frances Kesler.
Farmers Picnic and Good Roads
Day at Hlllsboro Chautauqua, Mon
day, Aug. 17.
Mrs. Thomas Elliott, Arch Cameron
and wife and Jesse Patton and family
spent Sunday at Ed Cameron's,
Miss Vergle Roberts called on Mrs.
Wm. Elliott Sunday evening.
Aug. 3, 1914.
A number from here spent Sunday
at Monroe camp meeting.
Harley Davis and wife have moved
to the John Bank farm.
Miss Edith Dollarhide was the guest
of Mrs. J. W. Brady last week.
Harry West and wife spent Sunday
with Mr. West's father.near Hiilsboro.
Miss Edith Barrett Is visiting her
sister, Mrs. John Sollars.
Farmers Picnic and Good Roads
Day at Hlllsboro Chautauqua, Mon
day, Aug. 17,
Lou Pope and wife, of Greenfield,
called on friends here Friday.
Charles Spencer, of Hlllsboro, spent
the week end with Overton Hire and
Early history points very clearly to
the West Indies and the adjacent
mainland as the original home of the
yellow fever mosquito.
Marrying tho Whole Family.
"1 am marrying Tom, but I am not
marrying bin whole family." said n
bride tbe other day. Yes. but you are.
Wben you get married you do come
Into relationship wltb tils whole fault
ly. 'and you can't help yourself I
bave known u number of cases In
which some sultry' bride or bride
groom tried to Ignore certain uiuui
bers of tbe "nwiTled Into" fnniilj and
Inter bad to be clo.-ely connected wltb '
theni. Then was elvlllt.i on both
sides, but tbe early break could uevei
be quite covered up. though tbe one
who made It would bave glveu any
thing to bave it forgotten Wben you
get married, unless there are actual
criminals there whom duty would for
bid you to recognize, accept cordially
all of tbe faibily Into which you are
going. Don't be mean and airy about
It. Apart from considerations of right
and propriety, there may be others
which will make you sorry enough if
you don't Kate Upson Clark in l.es
The Caspian Sea Puzzle.
Should the tldeless Caspian sen be
really drying up It is only continuing
tbe process which has been puzzllni;
scientists for tbe past hundred years
Tbe great dried up salt lakes to the
enst south and north of the Caspian
no doubt once formed part of the great
Inke that remains, and Russia may yet
be able to build a railway across her
Inland wnterway. But, If inland seas
dry up. hind elsewhere Is sinking nn
der them. Where are the ancient ports
that Agrlppa used? Under the waves
of the Mediterranean No place In the
world seems to have suffered so much
from the sinking of tbe land as tin
bay of Naples, that paradise of the
submarine archaeologist, who Is even
now making fresh discoveries of burled
suburbs nnd massive blocks of mason
ry with the stone ring"? for moorinc
the Roman galleys. Rut he has to
dive to get at them. London Citizen
Home Comforts at Sea.
The circumstances in which one trav
els on the ocean bave vastly Improved
during the past twenty years. Spring
mattresses and brass bedstends bave
replaced tbe old wooden bunks, un
pioved systems of heating nud ventila.
Uon bave been Introduced, sanitary ar
rangements are greatly superior, both
In quantity and in quality, while the
furnishings of the public apartments
nnd the attractions of tbe dining "a
loon vie with those of the liuest hotels
on shore. Third class passengers have
now separate cabins for four, six or
eight persons each In place of large
open 'tween deck spaces tilled with
tiers of Iron beds and accommodating
hundreds. In place of benches and ta
bles along tbe sides of their sleeping
quarters separate dining saloons,
smoke rooms and music rooms are pro
vided. It Gets the Criminals.
According to tbe Chinese method of
criminal prosecution, a man is respon
slble for the crime he may bave com
mitted personally, but If be chbusus to
escape Justice by running away from
the place where the deed was commit
ted then tbe remaining members of his
Immediate family are held and punish
ed in lieu of the real culprit This may
seem a strange way of attracting tile
real criminal back to the scene of bis
crime, but it appeals to the religious
side of the man's superstitious nature.
According to their religion, the man
who forsakes his parents when In peril
will Qnd his soul' sailing around
through hades without chart or com
pass for all eternity In view of this,
compliance wltb the law Is very
prompt, for John Chinaman does not
care to take the desperate chance.
Rain Catches In Bermuda.
Notable among the landscape fea.
tnres of Bermuda Is tbe "rain cntch '
There is no other good water All
tbe wnter gained from wells is brack
Ish So the people either use their
whitewashed roofs as a means to catch
rain water or they build a big open
"catch" on tbe hillside, with a covered
cistern at its toot. Into which the rain
thus collected runs and is stored. The
soli is scraped away from a large sur
face of the white coral rock tbnt it ri
derlles all the Island This surface Is
cemented and whitewashed, and a low
wall built on three sides wltb th
reservoir or tank at the bottom
Such Is Fame.
It is said that Mbearal Mist, a
wealthy Asiatic woman, discovered the
art of making the perfume known as
attar of roies and also invented tbe
beautiful workmanship exhibited in
the weaving of the celebrated cash
mere shawls Nothing whatever Is
known about her death
"I'll bave to ask you to pay In ad
vance." remarked the hotel keeper
"Isn't my luggage good enough se
curity?" "I fear It Is a little too emotional."
"Yes: easily moved." Loudon Mall.
Result of Rashness.
"Out of a Job. are you?' asked the
Bret girl "Ross catch you flirting?"
"No; 1 caught the boss Say, what
sort of a wedding dress do you' thin k
is real swell?" Philadelphia Ledger
"My dear Gladys, what are all thexe
photographs of young men yon have?"
"Those? Oh. they're only my eoliec.
Uon of souvenir spoons!"-Baltimore
American ,- '
Tbe way to fame Is like tbe(.way to
beaven - through much tribulation.
Laurence Sterne. "
An Odd Breach of
Bv EUNICE BLAKE
George Trover had a way exclusive
ly bis own of doing tilings. If any
one nttempted to Injure bini be would
not put up an open tight He would
think out a plan to circumvent his op
ponent or undermine him in other
words, put bfm Into a position to "bang
himself" by his own acta ' If be de
sired to confer a favor on any one be
would go about It ,ln a way at flrst to
cause the person be favored to think
that be was about to do him an Injury.
No one could tell from what be said
what be meant He was continually
confessing to faults that be did not t
possess. " "If you only knew me.;' he
would say, "you would Qnd me a very
Wben it was announced that George
Trover was engaged to Estelle Garrett
her most intimate friend said be bad
won her by telling ber that there was
something on bis conscience for which
be was repentant and wblcb was an
unbearable burden to blm. In this
way be won ber sympathy Then he
confessed that bis crime was in loving
ber instead of one he was In duty
bound to love. The- result was a be
Not long after tbe engagement Es
telle met George on tbe street walk
ing with a young woman plainly but
neatly dressed. Tbe girl was talking
with great earnestness and looking up
into George's face in a way Estelle did
not like. Wben George caught tbe eye
of his fiancee looking at blm Intently
and severely he started. Then he forced
a smile, bowed nnd passed on Estelle
went borne and wrote blm a note
breaking tbelr engagement This was
not tbe proper thing for ber to do.
She should bave first called for an ex
planation. Sbe waited several days for
a reply to her note communicating ber
decision, but beard not a word.
By this time sbe bad come to under
stand that ber lover was a bit peculiar
and wondered what be was going to
do. Surely be would not fall to take
some notice of tbe breaking of tbe en
gagement And yet considering that
start be gave wben be bad met ber,
indicating guilt might he not be so
ashamed as to let tbe matter go by de
fault? Another consideration came
into ber bend that having found a
new love, be might desire to be off
wltb tbe old one. But In this case
would be not be likely to notify her
that be accepted bis dismissal?
Finally George's reply came. And
what was it? A note from an attorney
announcing that on behalf of George O.
Trover, Esq., he bud begun proceedings
against ber for breach of promise.
Estelle read the note wltb amaze
ment Her first thought was that on'
no account could there ever again be
between them any sucb thing as love
and that sbe would never again notice
a man who bad treated ber in so ex
traordinary a fashion. It took somo
time for ber to see ber true position.
Sbe bad accepted George, his presents,
much of bis time, and to please ber be
had changed bis occupation. Sbe bad
broken the engagement on seeing ber
fiance walking on tbe street with an
other girl. Sbe bad no evidence that
this girl bad supplanted ber. It began
to appear to ber tbat sbe -bad acted
hastily. An uncle of hers was an at
torney, and she went immediately to
bis office. There sbe told blm tbe story
and asked bis advice.
"You are placing me In an unpleas
ant position," be said, shrugging bis
shoulders. "George came to me and
asked me to bring this suit I declined
to have anything to do with It and be
put bis case In other bands. I don't
see now bow I can take yours."
"But you can advise me, uncle,' can't
"Well, what do you think of a man
who will bring a suit of breach of
promise against a woman?"
"Men and women both come under
"Can be force me to marry him?"
"No. He Is not trying to do tbat
He Is merely claiming payment for a
"Broken heart! 1 don't believe be
has a heart. Can be get damages?"
"Tbat depends upon the Jury. 1 fan
cy from what you bave told me be can
prove bis case. Tbe Judge will prob
ably Instruct the Jury to find for tbe
plaintiff, and they will award a dam-
age of 1 cent"
"What: Insult me by considering
my love worth no more than that!"
"No. It would mean that George Is
in the right you. of course, being In
the wrong Rut they wouldn't like to
punlsb h woman for sending a man
away eveu If there were no legal rea
son for ber action. They might give
him da maces for his presents to you."
"He can bave tbem all back. What
eball 1 dor
"Let me telephone George to come
here and settle the matter out of
Sbe assented to this, and George ap
peared. "George."' said the uncle, "who was
tbat girl Estelle met you walking
"A young woman I was taking to the
office of a friend of mine to whom 1
bad applied In ber behalf for a posi
tion." "Nothing between you?"
"Then you two bad better make up."
And they did
When George tells tbe story to guest
hia wife says sbe forgave him because
be didn't know any better.
Worshiping a Turtle.
At a place culled Kotron, on tho
French ivory Coast the natives be
lieve tbnt to eat or destroy a turtle
would mean death to the guilty one or
sickness among tbe family Tbe fetich
men, of which tbeie are plenty, declare
that years ago a man went-to sea fish
ing. In the night his canoe was
thrown upon tbe beach empty 'lliree
days afterward u turtle came ashore
at tbe same place wltti tbe man. on Its
hack alive and well. Since that time
they bave never eaten or destroyed
one of that species, although they en
Joy other species.
If one happens now to be washed
ashore there is a great commotion In
the town. First, tbe women sit down
and start singing and beating sticks;
next u small piece of white cloth (color
must be wbltei Is placed on the tur
tle's back. Food is then prepared and
placed on tbe clotb. generally plan
tains, rice and palm oil. Then, nmld a
tot more singing, dancing nud antics
of tbe fetich people. It Is curried back
into the sea and goes on its way re
joicing. Inexhaustible Rome.
"Home Is wonderful." said a man fa
miliar wltb tbe historic city. "Rome Ib
inexhaustible. There Is a story that
describes Rome well.
"Tbe pope was giving audience. He
said to a lady In black:
" 'How long bave you been in Rome?'
"Three weeks.' the lady answered.
" 'Ah,' said tbe pope, 'then you bave
"And he turned to an American mer
chant and asked:
"'And you, sir. bow long bave you
been In Rome?'
-Three months.' the American re
plied. " 'You, then, have begun to see
Rome," said tbe pope. And be next
accosted an elegant woman with gray
" 'How long, madam,'
'have you been here?"
" Three years,' tbe woman answered.
"The pope smiled faintly.
" 'You.' he said, 'have not yet begun
to see Rome.' "New York Herald.
Our True Moles.
In this country there are five recog
nized groups of true moles, two of
which are confined to tbe Pacific coast
and the other three are distributed
over the section east of the one hun
dredth meridian extending from Can
ada to the gulf of Mexico. In the lat
ter districts and In tbe greater part of
Pennsylvania. New York and New
England the common mole occurs wltb
the star nosed mole and Brewer's mole.
The mole Is so seldom seen even by
Viscn nrtin o r fnmtHnr rnlth If a njnrt
that It is often confused with other
small creatures, particularly the shrew.
tbe mole or meadow mouse and the
pocket gopher. However, It can be
readily distinguished by its stout short
front limbs ending In broad, rounded
hands wltb palms turned outward. It
has a rather elongated body, close,
plushlike fir, a pointed snout and a
short tall. Neither eyes nor ears are
In evidence. It Is a creature of strict
ly subterranean habits.
Wisdom of Father.
Brown, who lived in tbe suburbs, re
turned home late one evening with a
package which be deposited on the
dining room table. His wife, naturally
curious. Iom no time In starting to in
"What have you been buying, Jim
my?" sbe asked, taking up the pack
age and untying tbe string.
"A cornet." answered Jimmy. "1
have been thinking for some time"
"A cornet?" was tbe wondering In
terjection of the .wife. "I thought you
knew better than to buy a cornet! i
You know very well that the man
next door worries you almost to death
"Yes. I know," was the smiling re
sponse. "Tbat Is the one I bought"
Origin of Life.
Tbe scientific world Is not In pos
session of even one fact as to tbe ori
gin of life nor of the origin of an7-,
thing whatever. All animals now
start from very minute bodies called
cells. Each kind of animal has its
own fixed kind of cell. One kind of
cell never changes into another. But
tbe' origin of the cell for each kind of
animal Is totally unknown. New York
"Sbe broke him of smoking so that
he could save money."
"And did he save money?"
"Yes. He got so Interested in saving
money that he broke off their engage
ment so tbat be could save still more."
The Banyan Tree.
A regiment of 1.000 men could read
ily find shelter under a single banyan
tree. In India there is one of tbese
trees which has 400 main trunks and
over 8.000 smaller ones.
Not a Bono Picker.
"1 say, I've a bone to pick wltb
"Pardon me. sir; that s quite Impos
sible, fpr I'm a strict vegetarian."
Not Like Father.
"Do you tblnk Mr. Skinnum's baby
will take after its father?"
"Not at nil. Tbe other day they per
suaded It to cough up a nickel It bad
"What makes you think It should be
Mnthpr Instead of Father Time?"
"Well, you know, time will tell." '
A - - i J
Farm and Town property always
tor sale. Money loaned on Real Es-
i tate. Wadb Tubneb,
i Merchants Bank Bldg,
D. Leadbetter, real estate, nre In
surance and pensions. Ofllce 134 S.
Fob Sale Two second hand buggies
In good condition. Paul Haksha,
tf adv Hlllsboro, Ohio.
Fob Salic 110 acre Cfarm on plko
near New Market. For particulars
Inquire at this ofilce. adv tf
Fob Sale Lumber for building
purposes, sawed to order, on the old
Spargur farm at Rainsboro. Address
Fred Miller, Rainsboro. 8 6
Fob Rent Six room cottage house
centrally located. Paul II Alien a.
August 3. 1014.
Farmers Picnic and G&od Roads
Day at nillsboro Chautauqua Monday
Miss Elizabeth Bayless, of Lynch
burg, visited Tom Krebs and family
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Post visited O.
C. Bobb and family last Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. .D. H. Elliott and
children spent Saturday and Sunday
with Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Muntz, of
Mrs. Tlllie Hale called on Mrs. C.
A. Stanforth last Thursday evening.
Starley Post and wife attended ser
vices at Hlllsboro last Sunday night
at the U. B. Church.
Mrs. Sarah McConnaughey visited
Harry McConnaughey and family .
Mrs. Luclnda Hern, of Hlllsboro,
visited Mr. and JMrs. Harry Post and
J. D. Post Sunday.
J. A. Campbell died Friday night a
his home here. The funeral was held
at the home Sunday, conducted by
Rev. B. F. Smith. Burial at Pleasant
Charley McCoppln and family, of
Carmel, visited Mr and Mrs. Harry
, ros anu J- si, aunaay.
I Mrs. C. D. Miller and son, Harry,
called on Mr.
and Mrs. Starley Post
Miss Etta Post, of Hlllsboro, visited
relatives near Bunker Hill Sunday.
Mrs. Grace Noble, of near Middle
town, visited here Sunday.
Rev. John Naylor filled his appoint
ment at Folsom Sunday.
Hugh Alexander, of Lynchburg,
visited Sam Krebs and family Friday.
Rev. T. M. Scarff, of Spring Valley,
will hold a three a ays meeting at Bel
fast commencing Friday. Everybody
for this genuine
Come in and hear this instru
ment play your favorite music.
Other style Victor-Victroias ?25
to $200. Victors ?10 to $100. Easy
terms, if desired.
, E. W. MUNTZ
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