HILLSBORO, OHIO, THURSDAY, AUGUST 20, 1914.
VOL. 79. NO. 19
LOSE THIS ONE
TIE FOR COMMISSIONER CHAUTAUQUA
Wilmington Clintons Take Interesting-
Game Sunday by
Score of 5 to 2.
Between Roslier and Mullenix.
Other Disclosures of the
IS IN SESSION
To Ohio State Fair For Boy From
The famous Wilmington Clintons
were the attraction at the Fair
Ground Sunday and they proved a
little too good or the locals winning
by the score of 5 to 2.
Heironlmus, Wilmington's pride,
was in the box and proved a puzzle.
Vanzant except for a tendency to be
wild pitched an excellent game for
Wilmington got oil in the lead In the
first when a base on balls to Haley
after two wero out was followed by a
home run drive by Grandle "Witte"
then held them safe until seventh
when another run-was scored, This
was enough, but to clinch it the visit
ors put over two more ih their half
of the ninth.
Hillsboro scored one run in the first
and tied ic up in the sixth and were
then done for the day. In the ninth
White hit one down the foul line with
two out which looked safe to almost
everyone but Umpire Bichter, but he
-said it was foul. This would have
-given the boys a -chance to tie It up,
but it is no use to make excuses.
The boys play at Wilmington next
The score :
H PO A E
10 0 0
6 27 14 4
Fry, 3b .. 5 12 7 1
Roudebush,s 4-0 3 12
Haley, rf 3 10 0 0
Grandle, .2b 4 10 0.0
TFickley, c 3 0-800
Turner, cf .110 1
Taylor, If 3-2300
Arthur, lb 4 0 9 2 1
Heironlmus, p 3 0 12 0
. Total 33 6 27 12 5
12345678 9 R
Wilmington 20000010 2 5
Hillsboro 10000100 02
Two base hits White, Emery, Tay
lor; Three base hits Haley; Home
run Grandle; Struck out by Van
zant, 8 ; by Heironlmus, 8 ; First on
balls off Vanzant 3 ; off Heironlmus
1 ; Wild pitches, Vanzant 2 ; Hit by
Real Estate Transfers.
Frances Buller to Augustus Buller,
72a 50 poles, Salem tp, $1.
John R. Owens to Russ Blain, lots,
Hillsboro Cemetery Assn. to John
F. Link, lot, cemetery, $1.
George M. Whisler, as executor of
Mark R. Willetts to M. T. Rose, lots,
District School Superintendent.
Prof. L. L. Gall on Saturday was
elected superintendent of District No.
1, composed of 12 schools in Liberty
township, 6 in Washington, 8 in Con
cord and 5in New Market.
He was recommended by County
Superintendent Vance, and was the
unanimous choice of the presidents of
the boards of education within the
district. His salary was fixed at 31000
the minimum allowed by law.
B'or ten years Prof. Gall has been
teaching in the rural schools of High
land county and Prof. Vance and the
presidents of the boards of education
were thoroughly familiar with his
qualifications and his work. His
training and experience should make
him thoroughly acquainted with the
needs of the schools under his direc
tion and that he was chosen for the
position by these who are most familiar
with his ability and worth is the best
evidence of Ills fitness for the position.
v Union .Sunday School Picnic.
Harding's Creek, Lower Fall Creek
and Centerfield Sunday School will
render the following propram at their
Union Picnic, August 20, 1914.
MOBNINO 10.30A. M.
Song,... Harding's Creek Choir
Invocation..... Bev. Frank Barrett
Welcome Address Rev, Prank P. Mllner
Song ,,. ....Harding's Creek Children
ASTKBMOON' J P. M.
Song.'.. .,...-. Pall Creek Choir
Recitation , Martha Roads
Song Ceiiterfleld Choir
Recitation Fall Creek Sunday School
Bong.,..,,., Harding's Creek Children
Recitation. Centerfield Sunday School
Addresses Ren Maud and Joseph Hos-
kins and Rer. A. P7 Smith.
Bong Centerfield, Harding's Creek and
Fall Creek Choirs.
Benediction,.... ...Rer, Frank Barrett
Albert Shaper and Miss Esta Brown,
both of. Marshall,' R. D. No. 1, were
mrrrled at the Children's Home Fri
day, Rev. John Howard officiating.
When B. & 0. Flyer Hits
-"Auto at Grade Cross
in"; at Highland
INJURED ARE RECOVERING
Dead Are Charles Dewey, George
Haas aud R. E. Bonney and
lujured C. E. Hixson.
and James Adams.
The most terrible tragedy that has
ever visited Highland county occurred
near midnight at the grade crossing
at the Highland depot, when an auto
mobile in which were Jas. Adams,
Chas.E. Hixson, Ghas. H.Dewey, Geo.
Haas and R. E. Bonney was struct by
a west bound B. & O. flyer. Dewey
and Bonney were instantly killed arid
Haas only lived a short time.
Mr. Adams and Mr. Hixson were
both Irlghtfully injured. They were
taken on board the train and rushed
to the Betts Hospital in Cincinnati
Reports from their beaside Wednesday
morning were that they were getting
along nicely ; that Mr. Hixson was
certain to recover and tnat unless
some complication arose Mr. Adams
would get well.
Mr. Adams suffered asevere blow at
the base of the brain and since re
gaining consciousness has complained
of pains in the chest and stomach
The physicians have feared that he.
may have suffered a concussion of the
brain and also that he may be inter
nally Injured. While they hold out
hope that he will recover they still
consider him in a dangerous condition.
Mr. Hixson's right leg was broken
near the hip and his right arm badly
The doctors say that If Mr. Adams
gets well ho will be out of the hospital
long before Mr. Hixson.
While there were no eye witnesses
of the accident and neither Mr. Adams
nor Mr. Hixson have been able to tell
just how the accident occurred the
following seems to be the best expla
nation as based upon facts known :
Mr. Adams is a prominent grain,
stock and lumber dealer of Highland
and has a grain elevator at Highland
Station. Mr. Haas was a hardware
merchant at Leesburg, Mr. Dewey, a
member of the Dewey Bros. Milling
Co., Mr. Hixson, ex-county treasurer
and ex-postmaster of Leesburg and
Mr. Bonney, of Lima, a traveling
salesman of the Majestic Range Co.
Mr. Bonney had charge of an exhibit
for his company at the Leesburg
Highland Fair. The mtn were all
Mr. Hixson recently moved to Erie,
Pa., to make his home with his daugh
ter, Mrs. Lyne Smith. He had returned
to Leesburg for a visit and had in
tended to return home Friday. Thurs
day evening Mr. Haas called up' Mr.
Adams over the telephone and asked
him if he would not come over in his
car and take Mr. Hixson a farewell
Tide. This Mr. Adams consented to
Shortly after 9 o'clock they left
Leesburg in the car. According to
Mrs. Roberts, who lives across the
street from Mr. Adams' elevator, they
arrived at the elevator about 10.30
and went in.
They must have remained there
about an hour as the accident occurred
at 11.48. The elevator stands about
twenty feet from the railroad tracks
and the road runs up sharply from
the elevator to the tracks.
The automobile was standing on the
scales In front of the elevator. -The
men must have got In the car and
started without looking to see If a
.train was coming. The engine of the
automobile was loose and very nolsey
and the noise from it drowned the
whistle and rattle of the train and Its
lights were brighter than the head
lights on the engine. The automobile
started forward and met the train
right on the crossing. The auto was
struck right back of the front wheels
and the back part torn off. Dewey,
Haas and Bonney were riding In the
back seat and were thrown from the
car, Daw6y and Bonney being Instantly
killed and Haas living only an hour.
The front part of the motor was
caught up by the pilot of the engine
and carried down the track about a.
half a mile. Adams and Hixson were !
found unconscious lying In the sent
when the train was stopped.
The engineer and fireman of the
train say tnat they were right on the
car when,they first saw it and were
running at full speed when they
struck It; that it could not have ap
peared more suddenly if It had been
Tho only surprise disclosed by the
olllcial count of the vote at the Pri
mary Election was that Charles Rosli
er and C. T Mullenlx were tied for
the nomination for county commis
sioner instead of Mullenlx having a
plurality of 32 as shown by the unof
ficial count The law requires that
when there is a Me between candidates
that lots must be cast and this will
be done today. While the Progres
sives had no candidate for state sena
tor in this district a number of men
wrote in the name of Rev. John How
ard, of this place, and he was nomina
ted. The Democrats did not have a can
didate for county surveyor and names
were written in by voter, the race be
ing very close between Charles F.
Clarke and H. E. Wilkin. The offic
ial count showed that Mr. Clarke was
nominated receiving 32 votes to 31 for
Lynchburg Home Coming.
The Lynchburg Home Co m i n g
Thursday and Friday was a triumph
ant success. Excellent programs were
rendered each day and evening.
The parade on Friday morning was
one of the largest ever conducted In
The number in attendance both
days was estimated at six or seven
Many former residents of Lynch
burg attended. Toronto, Canada,
Washington, Indiana, Iowa, Massa
chusetts, Pennsylvania, Texas, New
York, Oklahoma, Kentucky, Illinois,
Missouri, Kansas,, all parts of Ohio
and every town in Highland county
The Bankable Is the favorite smoke
of discriminating men. adv
suspended above the track and
dropped down just as the train
reached the crossing.
Mr. Adams had for years been run
ning the elevator at Highland and had
been about the tracks so much that
he had became careless in regard to
It seems that It was his custom
when he came to the elevator to run
his motor on the scales in front of it:
that when he left he would get in the
car and start off without ever looking
to see whether a train was coming.
R. H. Terrell, who was most familiar
with Mr. Adams' customs savs that he
has seen him hundreds of times get in
the car and back over the track and
turn around almost on the track; that
he uever knew him to look to see If a
train was coming. Mr. Terrell says he
can see what happened at the elevator
just as well as If he had been present.
The men came out climbed in the
motor, Mr. Adams cranking it. The
noise of the engine of the motor and
its lights preventing any of them
from hearing the train or seeing its
lights. They started forward anJ
met the train on the crossing.
The funeral of Mr. Haas was held
Sunday afternoon at the Leesburg M.
E. church, conducted by Rev. J. M.
Bailey, a former pastor, assisted by
the Masonic Order. The Odd Fellows
and Elks also acted as escorts. He
was 43 years of ae and is survived by
his wife and a son and a daughter.
Mr. Dewey's funeral was held at the
Leesburg M. E. church Monday after
noon conducted by the Blue Lodge of
the Masonic Order. There was an
escort of 60 Knight Templars and Elks
and Odd Fellows. He was 45 years of
age and Is survived by his wife.
The body of Mr. Bonney was taken
to his home In Lima for burial.
The tragedy was made even deeper
Sunday, when Mrs. Charles Woodman-
see, a sister of James Adams, dropped
dead from heart failure at her home
in Highland. Mrs. Woodmansee had
attended to her home duties as usual I
that day, After dinner she had pre
pared to go to the funeral of Mr. Haas
and had sat down on the porch to await
until her son, Peter, brought up the I
automobile to take her to Leesburg.
Suddenly she was heard to scream.
Members, of the family rushed to her, '
but she was dead when they reached
her. She was 60 years of age and is
survived by her husband and one son,
The awful tragedy cast a gloom over
the entire county and was almost the
sole topic of conversation for days.
It would have been Impossible to find
more prominent, Influential and popu
lar men In that section of the county
or men more closely connected with '
all its activities. Many Hillsboro
people had seen and talked to the deaa
and injured men on Thursday after
noon at the Leesburg Fair and it did
not seem possible that the reports
could be true.
Program is High-Class, Fill
filling the Expectations
BEDE AND MRS. BOOTH
Charm Large Audiences Music
Makers and Mauer Sisters
Make Ilits-Dr. Tanner
. Was Fine.
The most auspicious opening the
Hillsboro Chautauqua has ever had
was that of August 16, 1914.
The grounds were never in as good
condition, tho tent is new, the stage
decorations artistic, the people pres
ent in greater numbers, the music ex
cellent, the speaker, Hon. Adam
Bede, at his best, and "All went mer
ry as a marriage bell."
The keynote of the commendable
opening talk of Pres. J. W. Watts was
"Hide your Hammer if you have one
and buy a horn and use It. '
Rev. L. E Durr made the opening
prayer, all sang "America". "The
Music Makers" gave an enjoyable pre
lude, and then Hon J. Adam Bede
"Our Country, Its Progress and Its
Problems" as presented was a "win
ner" from the first word. Those of
us who had heard him knew what to
expect, but the enthusiasm and ap
proval of his large audience really ex
celled that of his old friends for, in
deed, he does grow abler as the years
His opening stories were of the bus
iness man who.belleved "Chautauqua'
was a make of automobile, of Gov.
Bob Taylor and the crying baby that
he advised "needed board not lodging"
of the colored preacher, who said he
would "define the undeflnable, explain
the unexplaiuable, and unscrew the
His lecture was logical, comprehen
sive and convincing. No American
can listen to it without being streng
thened aud quickened In his faith and
love for all that is ours. Eulogizing
the progress of the United States, he
showed how the solution of one prob
lem was naturally followed by a great
er one and that these marked our
progress and made us a living example
to all the nations of the world.
Some of the great problems that
have been or are being solved are :
Slavery, Race Problem, Polygamy,
Louisiana Lottery, Spoils System, Ir
rigation, Forestry and many others
Comparing the present with the
past he showed that our progress as a
Nation had made many things neces
sities instead of luxuries. Quick trans
portation by public and private con
veyance, machinery on the farm, all
modern helps In the home, factories
producing the clothing, rural delivery,
all tending to widen the horizon of
our people socially, intellectually and
morally and proving that our civiliza
tion does not date from tlie settling
of our country, but is the product of
all the generations of civilized peo
The "high cost of living" can be re
duced by the elimination of the Inven
tions and helps and living as fifty
years ago, but all refuse to eliminate.
The palaces In monarchies would not
be tolerated by our workingman be
cause they are accustomed to better
The age calls for invention and a
profit of one cent from eacn citizen
will make a millionaire of an inven
tor. Every forward step but multl
piles the happiness of all the people.
The greatest, thouuh. will not be
found In the homes of the miserably
rich or poor, but In those of the
great middle class.
Three rules to give the youth are.
1. Know the rights of others. 2.
Respect the rights of others. 3.
Improve your opportunities
One example of our annihilation of
time : Gen. Jackson's victory at New
Orleans not known in Washington for
two weeks ; Dewey's victory at Ma
nilla in thirty-five minutes. In fact,
it was received In Washington on Sat
urday evening and the battle took
place Sunday morning.
Instancing Jeffersou and the Louis
iana Purchase and our acquisition of
Alaska he said, great minds like Jef
ferson's and Seward's cairled their
perspective with them while small
ones found them fifty years later. I
He emphasized the fact that money
is not the chief thing and showed
that all may culture mind and heart
and be part of the uplift element, '
that only Ignorance, hate and predju-
dice can retard our progress i
- (Continued on Page Four.) '
The Agricultural Commission of
Ohio will pay the expenses of a trip to
the Ohio State Fair for one boy from
each county who is in the 1914 Corn,
Potato or' Apple Growing Contests,
and who has complied with all of the
The selection of the boy will be
made at the County Auditor's olllce
Monday, August 24, at 10 a. m. by the
County School' Examiners.
President and Secretary of County
and Independent Fairs.
President and Secretary of County
Master of Granges.
President and Secretary of County
Sunday School Convention.
President and Secretary of each regu
lar and Independent Farmers' Insti
tute. President and Secretary of Farmers'
P.cnics that .have been organized for
two years or more.
President and Secretaries of Pomona
Pioneer Associations and Farmers'
Mutual Insurance Companies.
Presidents, Secretaries and Town
ship Vice Presidents of County Crop
ington trip to have one vote for each
trip offered. In case Xhe money for
the free trip was raised by subscription
the otllcer or person in charge of the
subscription to have the vote.
Whom we hope will be present at
above named date and select the most
deserving boy ; not necessarily the boy
with the greatest pull.
Voting must be done in person No
proxies allowed. Instruction blanks
have been sent to all boys entered in
Common Pleas Court News.
Three new cases were filed in the
Common Pleas Court during the past
James G. McOrelght asks for a judg
ment for $225 atrainst The Union Sav
ings Bank & Trust Co., as receiver of
the Cincinnati & Columbus Traction
Co , as damages for the loss of per
cheron mare belonging to him, which
was killed on the tracks of the com
pany on June 15, 1914. The plaintiff
says the mare was killed by reason of
the negligence of the agents of the
Myrta F. Chaney against Nathaniel
Roush is a suit on an account. The
plaintiff says that for a period of about
six years she nursed, cared for and at
tended the late wife of the defendant,
that these services were reasonably
worth $2125 no part of which has been
paid ; that the services were performed
at the request of the defendant, where
fore she asks judgment for the amount.
Sellman &Co , whose principal place
of business is Winchester, took a judg
ment for $704 against George V. Brown
on a cognovit promissory note on
The engagement of Miss Margaret
Patton and Charles F. Clarke was an
nounced Saturday afternoon at a party
at the home of Miss Patton, to which
a few of her most intimate friends had
Miss Nina Glenn, just before re
freshments were served, told the glad
news In a happy manner. The young
ladles at once showered Miss Patton
The wedding will occur in October
Miss Patton Is the youngest daugh
ter of Mrs. S.N. Patton and an unusu
ally capable, bright and attractive
Mr. Clarke Is a civil engineer, the
candidate for county surveyor on the
Democratic ticket. While a young
man he has made rapid progress in his
chosen profession and is a resident en
gineer of the State nighway Depart
ment, haying been in charge of the
building of most of the state highways
In this and adjacent counties in recent
Both of the young people have many
friends who are extending sincere con
gratulations. Stroup Reunion.
On the 27th day being last Thursday
of August each year is the fixed date
for the Stroup Reunion and on that
day Gpv. Cox has promised to be there
sure and everybody Is Invited to attend
as it is a good saying, "It don't rain
on that day," Plenty of refreshments
and good water on grounds.
Oal Steoup, Pres.
Frank Stuoup, Seo'y.
Saturday Night Belonging
to C. F. Whisler, En
tailing Loss $8,000
CARRIED NO INSURANCE
Origin of Fire Unknown-Fire De
partment Does Excellent
The veneer mill of Charles F. Whis
ler was partially destroyed by fire
Saturday night entailing a loss esti
mated at $8,000. Mr. Whisler carried
The mill is located in the northwest
section of the town near Bell's
Foundry. The fire was discovered
shortly before 7 o'clock Saturday
evening and had gained considerable
he. d ay at that time. The night was
very still and excellent work was done
by the fire departmentwhlch prevent
ed the flames from spreading, thus
saving the building in which was
stored a large quanlty of veneer and
lumber In the yard adjacent to the
The loss is made up from the build
ing in which was located the machin
es, the veneer machinery which is
very expensive, about 15,000 feet of
veneers and other lumber in the build
ing. An explosion occured during the fire
which at the time many thought was
the boiler bursting, but on examina
tion the next day disclosed that it
was the steam pipes in the drying?
Everyone who has visited the scene
of the conflagration has marvelled
that it was possible to extinguish the
fire without greater loss and has high
ly praised the fire department,
The smoke from the fire was very
dense and for hours hung like a pall
over the town and in the low places
was so dense that one could only see a,
few feet In front of him.
On account of a great many other
i business activities Mr. Whisler will
I not Tebulld at this time.
Mr. Whisler has no idea of the o Urn,
Of the fire The night watchman had
gone to his supper at six o clock and
there were no signs of fire when
he left. Mr Whisler desires to thauk
the tire company for Its excellent work.
The people have been more than
pleased with the attractions on the
Chautauqua program and rrmv com
pliments have been paid the program
committee on their choice of talent.
While the entertainments so far
have been good, some of the best are
still to come.
Dr. Cook this afternoon has been
drawing immense crowds everywhere
he has spoken. His story of Ills ex
periences In search of the North Pole
are thrilling and exciting and many
that hear him believe him to have
been a persecuted and maglined
man. It is not fair to pass judgment
on a man until you hear him and
every man should be given a fair
Dean Sumner Sunday afternoon
comes with the reputation of being
the peer of any man on the lecture
p.atform, a forceful and eloquent
speaker, a man discussing living vital
issues. Hillsboro people who have
heard him are unstinted in their
If you enjoy a real good magician
see Edward Reno tonight, For thirty-three
years he has been a magician
and In that time has traveled all oer
the world, including India, Syria and
Price's Band which will be hereon
Sunday needs no introduction to
Hillsboro people and is certain to
draw a big crowd.
In fact, every number on the pro-
i " ..-. iwu am, juu win regret it u
! yuu do not attend. It will be worth
your while to hear Dr. Evans, Dr.
Krebs and John D Ratto. You can
not afford to miss a session.
The annual Gall Reunlou will be held
at the Halgh Camp Ground at Belfast,
Ohio, Saturday, Aug. 29. Good speak
ing, good music and a general good
time. Everybody welcome.
Mrs. Howard West and daughter,
who have been visiting the former's
parents, Mr. and Mrs J. II. Berryman,
returned to their home in Middletown,
Try a Bankable cigar and be con
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