HILLSBORO, OHIO, THURSDAY, AUGUST 13, 1914.
VOL. 79. NO. 18
TAX RATES FOR 1914
HILLSBORO CHAUTAUQUA PRIORY VOTE I KILLED BY FALL
Being: Considered By Budget
Commission and Township
and School Officers.
INTITIITF ine Proffram a,,d Special Day
iitJ 1 1 1 U 1 C i Aitpartinnc Inciirp Rprnrrl
VFRV I IftHT M'ss Susan Clouser Found Dead
Y CIV I LIU II 1 . a Hop Hn,n Parlti I l
Attractions Insure Record
The budget commission to fix the
tax rates for Highland county for the
year 1014 have arranged for meetings
with the local township and school
officials to consider what rates are
necessary and have also Invited all
taxpayers to attend and present their
views. The time and place of the
various meetings arranged for are as
Highland county, at Court House,
Hlllsboro, 2 p. m., August 17.
Liberty tp. and Hlllsboro Corp., at
Court House, Hlllsboro, 2 p. m., Aug.
Fairfield tp. and Leesburg Corp.,
School House, Leesburg, 10 a. m.,
Madison tp. and Greenfield Corp.,
School House, Greenfield 2 p. m., Aug.
Marshall tp. School House, Marshall,
0 a. m., Aug. 24.
Brushcreek tp. and Sinking Spring
Corp., School House. S. S., 11 a. m.,
Carmel School District, School
House, Carmel, 2 p. m., Aug. 24.
Paint tp. School House, Ralnsboro,
4 p. m., Aug. 24.
Washington tp. School House, Ber
ryvllle, 10 a. m., Aug. 25.
Jackson tp. School House, Belfast,
2 p. m,, Aug. 25.
New Market tp. School House, New
Market, 10 a. m., Aug. 27.
Concord tp. School House, Sugar
tree Ridge, 2 m., Aug. 27.
Whlteoak tp. and Mowrystcwncorp.
Mowrystown, 4 p. m , Aug. 27.
Hamer tp. School House, Danville,
10 a. m., Aug. 28-
Clay tp. Buford School District,
School House, 2 p. m., Aug. 28.
Salem tp. School District, Price
town, 4 p. m., Aug. 28.
Union tp. and Russell School Dis
trict, School House, Russell, 10 a. m.,
Dodson tp. Lynchburg Corp., School
House, Lynchburg, 2 p. m., Aug 31.
Penn tp., School House, Samantha,
9 a. m., Sept. 2.
Highland Corp , School House, High
land, 2 p. m., Sept. 2.
Real Estate Transfers.
Cora N. Warrick to Clifton Steven
son, lot, Hlllsboro, $1.
Catharine H. Lailerty to Fred H.
Lafferty, lot, Hillsboro, $1.
John A. Easter toll. R. Barrett, lot
Alfred Kisling to II. C. Murphy, lot
George Minke to Thomas Hawthorn
Board of Education Fairfield tp. to
J. C. Barrett la and 125p, $175.
Catherine Meyers to Louis Meyers,
Rebecca Caplinger to Sarah Emma
Puckett, lot, $1.
H. M. Dean to James Carlisle, 40p,
Probate Court Proceedings.
C. F. Rosselott, guardian of Nellie
Weaver, filed first and final account.
Everett L. Britton and Leslie -E.
Britton appointed executors of Jonah
Margaret H. Reed, administrator
de bonis non with will annexed, of
Joseph M. Hiestand, filed application
for distribution of assets In kind.
A. J. Beavers appointed executor of
F. A Weller appointed adminis
trator of Charles I. Weller.
Louesa B. Mllburn, guardian of
Elolse and Stella Mllburn, filed fifth
and final account.
George M. Whlsler, executor of
Mark R. Willite, filed application to
sell personal property at private sale.
Divorce Case Filed.
The divorce suit of Milton Holden
vs. Mozella Holden filed on Monday
was the only new business in the Com
mon Pleas Court. Gross neglect of
duty Is charged.
Robert Hoop and Myrtle E. Roades,
both of Hillsboro.
Henry J. Pobst, Georgetown, and
Mary Leeds, Hillsboro.
Ova Garman and Ethel Nace, both
Charlie Elliott, of New Vienna, and
Delia Malone, Lynchbuig.
Eylar Beekman.and Lizzie Keplln
ger, both of Leesburg.
El wood Smith and Irene Beekman,
both of Sinking Spring.
A. W. Dietrich and children and
Miss Margaret Wlechemann, of Ft.
Mitchell, Ky., were guests of Mr. and
Mrs. Joseph Carroll Sunday. Mrs. A.
W. Dietrich, who lias been visiting
here, returned home with them.
Able Review by Mrs. Alarks
of Lectures of Profs.
Warren and Green
Prof. D. A. McCall Elected Presi
dent and Mrs. Cora David
son Secretary For the
Only one session and that began at
7 '30 o'clock. Yet the teachers were
largely present and eager for the treat
of the double program.
Music and then devotional exercises
by Dr. Slutz and all were ready for
Supt. Warren's first talk, "How to
Vitilize the Teaching of Geography."
Planing geography as first in lmpor
ance among the school studies he gave
asplendld definition of It. "Geography
Is the study of the earth as the home
This brief but comprehensive defini
tion made a splendid foundation for
him. ne told how true geography
teaching embraces every phase of life ;
its activities, environments, the secur
ing of necessary products, the physical
features, the Intellectual, moral,
scientific and business processes and
conditions of a people.
He spoke of the gratifying change
from formal "Nature Study," as a not
long ago common "fad", to the real
study of nature in the lower grades as
geography pure and simple.
In the higher grades he believes the
best plan to be a combined topical,
outline and map method. The same
outline can be used for all counties.
For example. Location by latitude,
longitude and relative position to
equator, tropics and polar circles.
Form size, comparative and actual.
Relief forms, and so on through all
essential features. The free and in
telligent use of different kinds of maps
will aid the pupil.
Mr. Warren's second talk was de
voted largely to the left over subject
of ' School Curriculum Are we teach
ing too much ?"
He does not believe we have too
many studies but that parts of most
of them could be eliminated to the
advantage of the pupil.
The essential and fundamental
principles should be well taught and
his keynote was the true preparation
of a teacher for the work and then to
ever be a "growing teacher." He gave
and endorsed the opinion of Harris,
former U. S. School Commissioner,
that "the arithmetic found in the
average primary arithmetic is sulll
cient for all practical purposes."
Believes the teacher should teach
the "subject and not the text book."
He urges the teachers to systematic
and constant professional reading and
closed his helpful talk with the hearty
approval of all.
Dr. Green,s first lecture was "Wan
derings In Westminster Abbey." Say
ing it is a splendid place to study
literature and that he could not'glve
a full description of it in fewer than
seven lectures, he drew a sketch of It
so. as to keep before In its shape and
the location of Poets' Corner, Little
Poets' Corner, Statesman's Corner,
The Chapter Home and the Memorial
Windows, Tombs and other Interest
It is considered a great honor to
have one's bones lie within these walls,
even to have them rest there a few
days only ere being carried to their
home country as was done with those
of Geo. Peabody. ,
Lowell has two memorial windows
and others of our literary men are
recognized in some way. We felt
while listening to him that we were
indeed in the presence of their burial'
places and mentally we bowed our
heads and said, "God rest your souls
in peace." In the presence of all this
wonderful talent his1 appeal to the
teachers to "get iron into your blood
and lime into your back bone, "so that
you, too, may make the most of your
lines was a telling one. Throughout
he quoted from many of the poets and
torn neiprui stories, it was a rare
hour of intellectual feasting.
" "A Literary Ramble Boston" was
Dr. Green's second subject. Here as
in Westminster he could touch upon
the different characters as "ships pass
ing in the night" can give a brief
While claiming that "Boston has
no monopoly on brains" and giving
instances from the Keystone stone to
prove it he yet made us feel that, truly,
w3 are a greater people than we know
if there be anything like a general
Hlllsboro Chautauqua opens Sunday
with very strong program.
The opening program of the Hllls
boro Chautauqua is the bestflrstnum
ber ever offered to a Hillsboro audi
ence. Hon. J. idam Bede. one of the
most fluent speakers on the platform
today delivers the opening address.
The prelude Is by the Music Makers,
who are so favorably remembered as
having appeared at our Chautauqua
in 1911. In the evening the Music
Makers will give a full concert.
Arrangements are being made for a
concert for Hillsboro picnickers on
Thursday afternoon. A large crowd
is expected to be plcnlclng that day as
Dr. Cook speaks in the aiternoon and
the program for the evening is also at
tractive. The complaint that a Chau
tauqua grows monotonous will be
eliminated this year by the variety of
the program and further by the Spec
ial Days. There will be a Farmer's
Picnic and Good Roads Day, Monday,
Aug. 17; Hlllsboro's Picnic Day,
Thursday, Aug. 20: Greenfield Day,
Sunday, Aug. 23.
Board of Complaints.
The Highland County Board of
Complaints were In session Monday,
Wednesday and Thursday of this week
No session was held Tuesday on ac
count of the election. Twenty eight
complaints In regard to valuations
have been tilea with the board. A
numberof these are against the real
estate valuation made four years ago,
over which the board has no jurlsdic
tlon. Only valuations made by the
present District Tax Assessor are re
movable by the board. Sessions will
be held at various times during the
month of August.
supply of brains as he showed us
have homed in and about Boston.
To those of us who had been over
the ground it was living it all again
and to those who had it gave a won
derful Incentive to visit these historic
scenes at the earliest possible oppor
tunity. The homes, lives, burial places of
many were interestingly and accur
ately portrayed. Concord Bridge, j
Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, The Way tide I
Inn, School of Philosophy and Mt Au-
burn, one of the most beautiful cities
of the dead In the world, were brought
before us, lesions of each Impressed
We felt we were growing personally '
acquainted with Emerson, Longfellow,
Holmes, Philip Brooks, Thoreau,
Fanny Fern, The Alcotts, Chas. Sum
mers, and a long list of others Thn '
description of his visits with made u
see and feel the kinship of all in the '
common attributes of life, and that
we should take his advice and "never
miss an opportunity to see and hear
Thursday morning the teachers werii
again ready for work at 7:30 !
Dr. Green gave a short lecture on
"With Holmes and Whittier" as some
routine work of the Institute had to
be attended to.
He took his hearers on a pleasant.
trip down Beacon street, paid his re-
spects to Julia Ward Rowe, showing!
her womanly as well as literary merit. I
In his visit to Holmes, the most
genial, and Whittier, the most intense
of our American poets, he again proved
that "all real greatness is approacha-
ble1' and that hearts or all normal
poets are brimming full of love for
their fellowmen In giving out to the
teachers of .our country the descilp
tlonsof his visits to and with literary
persons, of the little intlmaie looks
Into their Inner lives, the fact of their
strong domestic tendency toward a
home life he Is lifting Ideals lu heights
where they will influence the future
(Continued on Pige Four )
The Music Makers, August 16-17.
Harding is Leading Foraker
in Close Race For
Willis Beats Tod by 25,000
gan Wins Democratic
in the County.
A very light vote was cast Tuesday
at the first general primayy held In
Ohio to nominate state and county
officers. Governor JamesM. Cox was
renominated over Congressman John
J. Whltacre by an overwhelming vote.
Timothy S. Hogan received more votes
than both of his opponents in the race
for the Democratic Senatorship nom
ination. Fronk B. Willis will be the Repub
llcan candidate for Governor having
defeated Senator David Tod by about
25,000. From the meager returns now
in Warren G. Hard ng is leading Sena
tor J. B. Foraker by only a few votes,
but Is probably nominated.
For secretary of state on the Repub
lican ticket, ex congressman Chas. O.
HUduDrant has apparently landed the
I winner. He received a large vote In
this county ana throughout the south
ern part of the state.
There were no contests on the Pro
gressive ticket and the ticket as pre
viously announced was nominated by
a very light vote.
Returns from all precincts in the
county show the following result on
all otllces for which there were con
Governor Willis 1137, Tod 563.
Lieutenant Governor Arnold 501,
Campbell 530, Morrell 471.
Secretary of State Culbert I88,Gal
breath259 ilildebrant 531, Reid558
State Treasurer Archer 505, Etine
baugh 243, Wilson 542, Woodworth
Attorney General Merrlman, 410,
United States Senator Forak er
1189, Harding 302, Cote 143. j
Judge Supreme Court Coyner 453,
Jones 700, Matthias U3d.
Circuit Judge Middleton 966, Wal
Congressman Crawford 527, Kerns
803, McElneny 233.
State Senator Broads tone 784,
Clerk of Courts Cox 513, Garman
418, Wlsecup 757.
Auditor McDermott 707, Roberts
Commissioner Crosen 881, Layman
360, Mullenix 771, Rosher 741, Roush
835, West 583.
Recorder YIcMullen 950, Say lor
Surveyor Hunter 863, Pratt 725.
Governor Cox 891, Whitacte, 308.
United States senator Hogan 505,
Lentz 380, Zimmerman 171.
Judge Supreme Court Crow 564,
Marriott 227, Wilkin 402.
Congressman Inraan 525, Hudson
303, Love 102, Rice 61.
On the local Democratic ticket the
only contest was for commissioner,
D. O. Matthews, Harry Fettro and
Geoige Free were nominated.
1 The annual Vance Reunion will be
held at the usual place, the G L.
i Vance Grove, August 25th. These
; gatherings have been Increasing In
size each year and an extra large
crowd Is expected this j ear. A good
program has been arranged All are
cordlallv invited. Good order guar
anteed Mrs, Maude
Miss Susan Clouser was found dead
at the foot of the stairway at her
home near Fallsvtlle early Saturday
morning by some of the neighbor's
children. Her neck was broken and
all Indications were that she had fal
len down the stairs and that death
was Instantaneous. The accident had
evidently happened several hours
Miss Clouser was aged about 80
years and had lived alone at the old
home place since the death of her
sister about five years ago She was
quite wealthy and had no near rela
Funeral services were held at Au
burn Church Sunday afternoon.
Rufus Walllngsford, charged with
bootlegging whiskey during the fair,
was arrested Monday afternoon by
Marshal Walker. His trial was set
for that evening at the Mayor's ofilce
and he was not locked up on his prom
ise to appear. This he failed to do
and the officers have been unable to
locate him since.
Persued by Police and Alilitia but
Makes His Escape and is
Still at Large.
Ovle Golns used a knife on Jake
Wallace about one o'clock Friday
morning at the home of the latter In
the east end. The wound was a deep
one In the back but is not serious. All
parties are colored.
After the cutting Golns took to the
woods. The police called on the mili
tia members who were policing at the
fair and a round up attem pted.
Though closely persued Golns man
aged to escape.
The trouble was due to an excess of
Ovation Given Vance.
W. n. Vance, superintendent of the
schools of Highland county, was con
fined to his room for a number of days
with a serious attack of the quinsy
anu was unable to attend the begin
nlng sessions of the II C. T. I. last
week. The Institute was well attend
ed by the teachers of the county, and
when Mr. Vance appeared for the first
time on Wednesday morning he was
Immediately recognized by the presi
dent and was called upon to make
some remarks. He was greeted by
applause that was quite prolonged,
after which Mr. Vance responned ex
pressing great satisfaction at seeing
such a great number of the teachers
who were willing to spend their time,
money and energy In attending the
sessions of the Institute which of
course meant their self-Improvement
and the ultimate betterment of our
schools. He lamented the fact thai
teaching as a profession was so poorly
compensated In a financial way, but
was glad that a great majority of the
teachers were men and women who
realized that there were higher and
better things in this life than the
accumulation of large sums of money.
Mr. Vance Is a pleasing speaker and
he spoke very feelingly of the great
responsibility resting upon the teach
er, both in the school room and out,
as being Instrumental in the
developement of character of boys and
girls. It was his prophecy that in the
j not very far distant future there is a
better time coming, not only to the
boys and girls of our schools, but to
the teachers as well. He Is very much
In sympathy with the provisions of j
the new school code as a whole, and '
with the co-operation of the teachers
and all those interested in the educa i
tlon of our boys and girls, will endeav
or to Increase the efficiency of the
schools of Highland county. Mr.
Vance's remarks were applauded to
the echo. The Institute unanimously
adopted the following resolution :
"Be it resolved, That we, the mem
bers of the II. O. T. I., commend the
wisdom of the County Board of Edu
cation in selecting Prof. W. H. Vance
as County Superintendent and that
we further pledge our hearty support
to him and them In any measure they
propose for the advancement of the
educatlohal interests of Highland
Safe in Paris.
Word was received from Dr. H. M.
Brown Monday that he was safe In
Paris. He had secured a plentiful
supply of gold before the War actually
started. Owing to the congestion of
the railways he had no idea when he
could ship his horses or leave for home
Thursday Was the Banner
Day For Attendance
THREE AIRSHIP FLIGHTS
On Friday Wa;s. An Attractive
Feature-Senator Foraker En
by Old Soldiers.
The Hillsboro Fair last week was
the most successful ever given by the
present fair company both in point of
attraction furnished and attendance
by the general public.
Three wonderful airship Mights by
Lieut. Francis in a Wright fcbyplane
closed the exhibition. The first flight
was at noon, in which the avaltor cir
cled over the city for about 20 min
utes. The second at 3:30 p. m. was
short owing totne necessity of return
ing to the ground for repairs to the
machine. In the third and last Might
at 5:30 a perfect exhibition was given
similar to the morning flight Even
with this added attraction the crowd
was not near as large as zn Thursday
when the grounds were filled to the
Senator Foraker was given an en
thusiastic reception by the "old sol
diers" at their reunion held on the
fair grounds Wednesday afternoon.
He went into details as to the soldiers
furnished by Highland county and
their performance during the civil
war : the results of that great strug
gle and the benefits that resulted
therefrom : the present war In Eu
rope and the probable results to this
country were concisely stated and a
few slight referecce made to national
politics. W. S. Matthews, assistant
adjutant general of the G. A. R., In
his speech on the war complimented
the old soldiers on their local organi
zation and gave convincing reasons
for the need of such an organization
and the benefits accruing therefrom.
The races each day were hotly and
closely contested and were greatly en
joyed by the major portion of tho
crowd The only disagreeable feature
was the heat and dust.
The following premiums were
awarded to boys and girls in the
flower and potato contest :
Class A First Premium, Leonaid
Edwards a;e 8, $3
Second Premium, Vera Insley age
11, $2 50.
Third Premium, Clara Boidi.., age
Fourth Premium, Edna Pott, age 10,
Sixth Premium, Stella Bayhan, age
Seventh Premium, Aubrey Dono
hoo age 9, 50c.
Eighth Premium, Stanley Benning
ton age 10, 25c.
Class B Gladys Muntz, age 14, S3.
Second Premium, Mary Lewis age
13, $2 50.
Third Premium, Mary Turner ago
Fourth Premium, Cliiford Lewis
age 14, 81.50.
Fifth Premium, Mary Overman age
I Sixth Premium, Leondell McNeal
i age 17, 75c.
Seventh Premium, Helen Ward age
Eighth Premium, Paul Edwards age
Class A Herald Brown, largest dis
play, 105 lb. Prize $2, age 8 years.
First Premium, Thomas Stultz age
11, $2 50, 74 lb.
Second Premium, George Sams age
12.J2, 621 lb.
Third Premium, Walter Kirkhart
age 10, $1 50, 731 lb.
Fourth Premium, Thomas Johnson
age 10. $1. 6S lb.
Fifth Premium, Herald Brown age
8, 50c, 105 lb.
Sixth Premium, Larson Griffith age
11, 25c, 41 lb.
Class B Largest display, tied.
Wendell Richards age 16, 8Q lb, Jl.
Jennings McNeil age 16, 80 lb, SI.
First Premium, Jennings McNeil
age 10, J2 50. 861b.
Second Premium, nenry Shelron
age 15, $2, CO lb.
Third Premium, Paul Jones age 15.
$1 50, 68 lb.
Fourth Premium, Guy Frost age 15,
$1, 53 lb.
Fifth Premium, Lewis Prlne age 14,
50c, 52 lb
Sixth Premium, Wendell Frost age
13, 25c, 15 lb.
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