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HILLSBORO, OHIO, THURSDAY, AUGUST 27, 1914.
VOL. 79. NO. 20
STATE FAIR FREE TRIP
VERY SLIGHT HOPE
FROM LONDON iF0LIR superintendents
Won by Charles Pulse, of Dod-
son Township, Orlo Wilkin
Of Recovery of Charles llixson
and James Adams.-Latter
Of Democratic, Republican and
Progressive Parties in High
MRS. PATTERSON , 0f Sc,tr
trict No. I.
Charles Pulse, of Dodson township,
Is the lucky boy from Highland
county who gets to take the free trip
to the Ohio State Fair at Columbus
this year. Orlo Wilkin, of Whlteoak
townhslp, was chosen as alternate.
Only eleven of those entitled to
votein this contest were' present at
the Court House Thursday morning
when Deputy Auditor Underwood
called the meeting to order.
Sam B. Free was chosen chairman
of the meeting and Granville Barrere
The names of the applicants for the
Free Trip were then read and were
as follows : Charles Pulse, Dodson
township ; Paul J. Patton, Penn
township ; Ralph Pemberton, New
Vienna; Robert Barrett, Fairfield
township ; Peter Thompson and
Charles Dove, Union township ; Orlo
Wilkin, Whlteoak township.
Pulse was elected delegate on the
first ballot receiving ten votes to one
Wilkin was then elected alternate
only one ballot being taken he receiv
ing seven votes to four for Paul J.
Young Pulse, whose father is dead,
makes his home with C. N. Pulse. He
is 14 years of age.
Young Wilkin is 20 years of age and
a son of H. E. Wilkin.
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Probate Court Proceedings.
H. M. Fullerton, gdn. of F. M. Park,
filed first account.
Dell S. Dewey appointed admrx. of
Charles H. Dewey.
Mary .A. Countryman, appointed
admrx of Owen S. Countryman.
Joseph V. Patton, exr. of William
Countryman, filed inventory and ap
praisement. J. E. Reno, admr. of George W.
Reno, filed report of public and pri
vate sale of personal property.
George P. Murphy, exr. of George
M. Murphy, filed first and final ac
count. Will of Susan A. Clouser filed.
Bessie L. Doggett, gdn. of William
and Josephine McMullen, filed fifih
and final account.
James L., Wilbur L. and Charles L.
Dudley committed to Highland Co.
The meetings of the Budget Com
mission for considering the rates levied
in the county anJ the different taxing
districts havo been held as scheduled.
The first meeting was for the county
and no one attended.
The second meeting was to consider
the rates for Hillsboro and Liberty
township. This was held at the Court
House and was attended by twelve
men, all large tax payeis. They ob
jected to the levy for the Sinking Fund
for Hillsboro which will raise $12,225.
Done of the village officers was pres
ent to explain the need of that amount
of money for the Sinking Fund. Upon
motion Klrby Smith was appointed
to take up the matter with the State
Tax Commission. This he did and a
representative of that body was here
Monday and made an examination
of the matter. He will report his
findings to the State Commission and
if it is thought conditions warrant it
a meeting will be called here to further
consider the matter.
The other meetings, held by the
Budget Commission were at Leesburg
for Leesburg and Fairfield township ;
at Greenfield for Greenfield and Madi
son township ; at Marshall for Mar
shall township ; at Sinking Spring for
Sinking Spring and Brushcreek town
ship; at Carmel for Carmel School
District ; at Ralnsboro for Paint town
ship. These meetings have all been sparse
ly attended and the only place where
any objection to the rate has been
made is at Hillsboro.
Auditor Teter says the best meet
ing he Jias held was at Ralnsboro. The
different purposes for which all the
different levies were made being dis
cussed. It was found that the full
rate allowed by law had not been levied
and a motion was made and unani
mously carried to Increase the levy for
road purposes to the limit, which will
raise about $1000 more for that pur
pose In the township,
The other meetings of the Budge.
Commission will be held asscheduledt
Miss Edna Groves, of Portland, Ore
gon, who has been visiting Miss
Harriett Mahan, returned .home Monday.
Program is Generally Con
sidered Best of Any of
Sessions Held Here
ASSEMBLY IS ASSURED
For Next Year Sufficient Guaran
tors Having Signed Up-Re-view
by Airs. A. H. Marks.
Day by day shows increased interest
in the Chautauqua and Wednesday
was a rich and full one. The Hillsboro
Band, a combination of the Ladies and
the Military Bands, under the leader
ship of Major Underwood, gave two
exceptionally good programs.
Dr. Gabriel Magulre, the scholarly
African traveler and missionary, for
the afternoon lecture; and the humor
ist par excellence, Strickland W. Gilli
lan, at night, made Wednesday's pro
Dr. Magulre is a forceful, magnetic
speaker and wields a marvelous influ
ence over his audience. Surroundings
are lost sight of and his descriptions
of actions, customs and places are seen
with his eyes and become tangible
substances to all who listen to him.
Eloquent, sincere, masterful and earn
est in his delivery each sentence fell
clean cut and resonant throughout his
lecture. The tinge of sweet, soft Irish
brogue gave added charm to each
Down the west coast of Africa to
the Congo's mouth, up it to Matadl,
then over the trail through the jungle
with his caravan of natives to his
destination tue audience followed
He showed many specimens of
weapons, native dresses, whistles,
gongs, oraments for arms and neck,
native cries of different meaning, also
he danced and sang as they did.
He spoke highly of the interest
shown by the children especially that
of the boys.
Strickland Glllilan Is all and more
than he is accused of being. Seeing
the llglitof day first in Jackson county,
Oiilo, he was pleased to meet his first
Not all he says is humorous for he
sneaks most wholesome little sermons
in between the laughs, to teach optim
ism. He classes the constant "Dhes
shire cat grin" of some as not optimism
but plain "idiocy."
He gave a number of his poems and
each was full of pathos, as well as
humor and touched a common chord.
"Me and Pap and Mother", "The
Family Group" and "When Our Gal
Spoke a Piece" had the strong thread
of love for home and ours all through.
Hlssliortest poem follows : "Adam,
The golden rainbow of hope shown
over and through all he said and the
wish for his return next year is
Again all had the pleasure of hear
ing the Hillsboro Band at all sessions
of Thursday with a fine picnic program
between. Praise for the loyal and
royal music furnished is heard on all
sides. Every word, too, Is deserved.
In the afternoon Dr. Cook took his
attentive audience with him from the
start to the finish of his Arctic explora
tions. Great interest was shown in
his descriptions of Arctic climatic
conditions and the consequent scarcity
of food ; this being the first opportu
nity of many to get direct information
from one who had been there.
The Cook Peary controversy was not
settled as the major part of the people
either had no definite view or were
non-committal, though warm adhe
rents of both were to be heard. j
We all knew that Reno was tricking
us bub we could not see just how, nor
when, so it was "Reno" night, all
right. His magical manipulations held
every eye to the front and the enjoy
ment was universal.
The marked ability of Mrs. Marion
B. Flsk, Cartoonist-Lecturer, in her
chalk modeling made her hour very
Handling the chalk with felicity she
evolved truly artistic pictures, at the
same time talking on the subject in a '
clear voice and intelligent manner.
The little "Home Town," the
"Ranch Country" and "Tenting To
night" were real works of art. She'
can have a full house any time she
comes to Hillsboro. j
The Rev. Arthur L. Evans, of
Springfield, came- with his lecture
"The Lords of the Land" and left
Very discouraging reports have
been received in the last few .days as
to the conditions of Charles E. Hixson
and James Adams, who were injured
in the automobile accident at High
land on August 13. Very little hope
Is held out by the physicians for their
Mr. Adams was removed from the
Betts Hospital, Cincinnati, to his
home in Highland Tuesday. This,
however, does not mean that he Is re
covering. Ever since his injury in
his lucid moments he has pleaded to
be .akeri home and the members of
his family desirous of carrying out
that request moved him Tuesday and
the physicians did not think it would
Reports from the' hospital are that
there Is no chance for the recovery of
Mr. Hixson and that he can not possi
bly live but a few days. For several
days he has lain in a stupor and no
ons but the physicians and nurses are
allowed to see him. Pneumonia re
sulting from the shock it is feared has
While almost no hope Is entertained
by the physicians of the recovery of
Mr. Adams still he is thought to have
a slight chance.
The critical condition of these men
will be sad news to their many friends
throughout Highland county, as every
one had been buoyedup by the reports
of their condition the first part of
last week. The change for the worse
came on Friday.
S. S. Picnic.
The Prlcetown Christian Sunday
School will hold a picnic next Satur
day afternoon In Gossett's Grove A
short program will be rendered, after
which will be held sack races, pota
to races, three legged races, nail driv
ing contests, appllcatlng contests,
sewing contests and a .base ball game.
A prize will be given to the winner of
each of the above named contests.
A cordial Invitation is extended to
all to come and spend an afternoon of
pleasure with us.
W. S. Barker will serve refresh
ments. For those having no way of transpor
tation wagons will be provided and
will leave Prlcetown at 12 o'clock.
H. C. Emkky, Supt.
with "the keys of our little hill city"
in his possession so that he may come
and go In the future at his will.
With a message understood and felt
by him, and given in rare, pointed and
choice words he thrilled and uplifted
his audience with his stirring descrip
tions of conditions in the British
Isles making lasting impressions upon
young and old that must so react upon
their inner consclousaess of the'lrduty
as Americans that his visit will be a
milestone of interest, a forward move
ment. He is a Welshman, young, educated
and with that mastering celtlc oratory
at its best, that always has made
Itself felt In righting the wrongs of
the great common people. The wit,
pathos, deep humor and strength of
his race is his and he stands the par
of any Chautauqua lecturer of the
A new feature that has proved so
successful that it will be a part of all
future Chautauquas here, Is the tent
for the children where they are being
told "Stories" during the lecture hour
in the big tent for older people.
Miss Pearl Carpenter, of Covington,
Ky., was in charge and interested the
little folks day after day. She is well
prepared for this work, also that of
Mother's Clubs, Social and Literary
Clubs and for research work along the
"The Aida Quartette", Misses Sau
ter, Haren, Messon and Davis, with
Mr. C. Pol Plancon, a baritone of ex
ceptional ability, gave the musical
programs of Friday and Saturday.
This rare combination of talent is a
wonderful asset to any Chautauqua or
other organization that plans to give
its patrons hjgh class music.
The expert use of the violin, cornet,
trumpet, cello and piano gave constant
pleasure which was enhanced by the
charming personality of each young
They received enthusiastic encores
Mr. Plancon is a relative of Plancon,
the widely famous French basso. He
shows excellent preparation added to
a strong natural talent and sings with
equal grace and ease selections from
great operas, or the simpler songs dear
to all as, "The Lost Chord", "Days of
Long Ago." He showed strong dra
matic ability and made himself a
favorite with ills hearers as was
attested by the constant encores and
The Central and Executive Com
mittees of the Republican, Demo
cratic and Progressive parties In High
land county have organized.
James A. Wilkins was selected
chairman and W. M. Bennington,
Secretary, of the Republican Central
Committee. C F. Faris was selected
chairman of the Executive Commit
tee A secretary of the Executive
Committee was not chosen.
The members of the Executive Com
mittee are : C. F. Faris, Cary E
Turner, David Young W. H. Walker,
D. Q Morrow, II. A. Russ, F. L.
Lemon, Frank Johnson, Julius Par
rott, James A. Wilkins, J. M. Scar
borough, John T. Daniels, J Ed.
Shannon, John Greathouse, Albert E.
Felke, Jesse Golns.
The Democratic Central Commit
tee organized by electing George A.
Harris, of Greenfield, chairman, and
Waltor Tedrick, of Dodson township,
secretary. Joseph Miller was elected
chairman, T. W. Duvall, vice chair
man, J E. Carroll, treasurer, and
Ben C. Strain, secretary. The mem
bers of the Executive Committee are :
Frank Weidman, F. B. McCann, Geo
A. Harris, Richard Dickson, Lewis
Shaffer, T. W. Duvall, Calvin Stroup,
J. E. Carroll, John Lemon, N. Craig
McUride, Frank Bayhan, Joseph Mil
ler and Joseph Kerns.
The Progressive Central Committee
organized by electing Joseph Hussey.
chairman, and Charles Windom, sec
retary. Jos'eph H. Wolfe was elected
chairman, and Leslie Parshall, secre
tary, and C. H. Fenner, treasurer, of
the Executive Committee.
The automobiles of H. P. Morrow
and Irvln McD. Smith collided at cor
ner Johnson and Walnut Sunday af
ternoon. No one was injured and
the machines but slightly damaged.
In the Morrow car were Mr. and Mrs
Morrow and children and Mrs. Clara
Powell. Mr. Smith and Miss Pearl
Carlise were in Mr. Smlth'scar. Just
as the cars turned the corner the
front wheel of Mr. Smith's car struck
the front wheel of the Morrow car
twisting one of its axles and smashing
the fender. The only damage to Mr.
Smith's car was the puncture of one
of the front tires and the breaking of
the glass in the lamps.
requests for repetition.
Saturday afternoon Dr. Stanley
Krebs lectured on "Bouncing the
Blues." A barrel of facts, a bushel of
fun, a bite of philosophy was his synop
sis. He preaches cheerfulness under
all conditions and believes that the
"Most of life is not spent in sinning."
The three forms of consciousness for
each to keep on the positive plane
are self, nou self and God conscious
ness and by so doing have the best in
Mr. Ratto, the wonderfully compe
tent character impersonator, gave us
a choice Saturday evening program.
With his pleasing personality it was
difficult to believe our own eyes when
so different a character would face us
when it had been Mr. Ratto who had
just turned his back to us. Hillsboro
will carry him kindly In Its memories
of the 1914 Chautauqua.
Dean Sumner closed the lecture pro
gram on Sunday afternoon. "He was
the right man in the right place."
Keen, alert, scholarly and honest he
came to us with the message of right
living which he has been so long giving,
tills being the two hundred fifty first
time he had given It.
Three characteristics of his are He
has a message, he gives it, he quits
when he has. In simple, strong words
lie gives the result of his eminent re
search with no uncertain note In t
He showed that the home is the
strongest factor in home living and
that public protectioon and direction
of conditions outside will solve the
problem. All honor to Dean Sumner
who Is so well giving Ills talents and
energy for the betterment of human
Price's Premier Band gave the clos
ing music. In spite of the hot weather
the men were at their best. Mr. Price
leads to perfection and his men re
spond as a unit. Their music made us
feel that the 1014 Chautauqua was
closing successfully. "The Premier
March," composed by Mr. Price, was
the closing and best number.
It is a pleasure to give a word of
tribute to the good work of the Presi
dent, J. W. Watts. Always present
and ready to do the thing needed, all
moved smoothly He introduced each
member of the program but did not
occupy the time an unusual asset of
Anne Hughes Mahks.
Arrived Home Monday Alak-
ing Trip on Campania
and Glad to be Here
Of Experiences in London After
War Was Declared and
Her Trip Horn e No
Mrs E. B. Patterson arrived here
Monday night, having sailed from
England on August 15 on the Cam
pania. Mrs. Patterson while she says that
she suffered no inconveniences in
England after war was declared, still
she was mighty glad to get back to
the United States.
Mrs. Patterson very kindly gave the
following Interview to a repiesenta
tlve of the News-Heuald.
"I had no exciting experiences in
London or on my trip home, but 1 cer
tainly was glad to get back to the
United States and feel now as though
1 never wanted to leave again.
"When war was declared many
Americans had very little money and
suffered great inconvenience on
account of this. Dr. Patterson and 1
fortunately had plenty of money,
which we had drawn just a few dayb
before. When war was declared was
a bank holiday and the government
extended the holiday several da.'.
This was -undoubtedly a wise thing
lor England probably preventing a
panic but a hardship on those who
were short of money.
"Too great praise can not be given
the American Express Co., as they
did everything for the accommoda
tion of people holdh g their checks
and many wondered where they se
cured the money to meet the dtmands
on them. Their offices were packed
"Americans Hocked into London
from all parts of the continent and
the Americans seemed to be more ex
cited about the war than the Eng
"Ail Americans were anxious to
come home andl consider mself moat
fortunate in getting to come when 1
did. 1 had secured passage a month
ago on the Aquatania of the Cunard
Line. The sailing of this boat was
withdrawn and my passage transfer
red to the Campania, also of the Outl
"Up until the minute the ship sail
ed though we were not certain we
would get to come. While nothing
unusual happened on the trip we
could see that the officers were un
easy. At night all the port holes
would be closed and the lights extin
guished. We kept very far north ana
were among ice bergs in a fog one
night. The boat was crowded with
passengers, many very wealthy people
coming In the steerage. My room
was only supposed to accommodate
two people, but I shared it with three
other women and we only had about
the same accommodations you have in
a berth in a sleeping car.
"The Americans have formed au
excellent orginlzation in London, a
meeting being held at the Savoy
Hotel shortly after war was declared.
At this meeting committees were
formed of men at all the different
hotels with a head committe at the
Savoy. Money was secured for those
who needed It, arrangements made
for passage home and every precaution
taken to prevent them from being im
1 1 saw Mrs. Gore and daughter and
Miss Laura Shaw before war was de
clared but not afterwards neither did
I hear from them, although I had
given them my address.
"You probably know as much or
mbre here about the war than 1 do as
the English government did not per
mit the newspapers to give the details
as they appear In the American papers
For days It seemed that the news was
simply a rehash of what had been in
On Sabbath next there will be
preaching services at the Presbyterian
church, morning at 10:30 and evening
The pastor has returned from his
vacation In the East and will preach
at both services.
Sabbath School at 0:15
The Million Dollar Mystery next
Three of the District, School Super
intendents for Highland county were
employed Saturday. Those chosen
Saturday were Prof Ben B. Ben
Vance,,of Willettsville, for District
No. 2 ; Prof. J lm H Bradley, of Bu
ford, for District N"o. 3 ; and Prof. D.
S. Stewart, of Marshall for District
No. 5. Prof L L. Gall, of this place,
had previously bean se ected superin
tendent of Dlstrlc; No 4 This leaves
only the superintendent for District
No. 1 to be selected.
The salary of each of the superin
tendents selected has been fixed at
the minimum allowed by the law
It Is understood that the superin
tendent of District No. 1 will be se
lected on Saturday. As he will have
under his supervision the schools of
Leesburg, Highland, East Monroe,
Ralnsboro and New Petersburg, be
sides the rural schools, it is believed
that a salary of at least $1,500 will be
paid in that district.
The men selected as district super
intendents are among the most prom
inent of the teachers in the rural
schools of Highland county ; thor
oughly conversant with the condi
tions and needs of the schools under
Each of the superintendents were
recommended by County Superin
tendent Vance and elected by a unan
imous vote of the presidents of the
boards of education of their district
and all of them have had years of ex
perience teaching in the rural
The schools comprising the differ
ent districts are as follows :
No. 1 Penn 0, Fairfield 17, Paint 14.
Total 37. Superintendent to be se
lected. No. 2 Hamer 6, New Market 3,
Dodson 9, Union 8. Total 20. Super
intendent, Ben B. Vance.
No. 3 Salem 8, Whlteoak 10, Clay
12 Total 30. Superintendent, John
No. 4-lLiberty 12, New Market 6.
Washington 0, Concord S. Total 32.
Superintendent, L. L. Gall.
No. 5 Marshall 4, Brushcreek 12,
Jackson 8. Total 24. Superintend
ent, D. S. Stewart.
Horace Roads and family, of Ralns
boro were the guests of C. D. Dopgett
and family, Sunday.
R0SHER LUCKY MAN
Wins in Casting Lots For Tie For
County Commissioner With
Charles Rosher was the lucky man
when he drew lots with C. T Mul
lenix to decide the tie between them
for the Republican nomination for
The candidates met at the ollice of
the Deputy State Supervl-ors of Elec
tions Thursday morning. By agree
ment the name of each was written
upon a slip of paper and placed in a
hat, and then a disinterested party
should draw one of the slips and the
candidate whose name was on the slip
should be the winner. Miss Nelle
Conway, stenographer in the otllce of
Col. D. Q Morrow, did the drawing
and drew the slip on which Mr. Ro
sher's name was written, making him
New Rural Route.
A new rural route will be established
from the Hillsboso PostolHce soon. It
will be No 13 and will be a relay
route, the carrier starting from Car
mel. I The mall for people living on this
route will be made up in a pouch in
Hillsboro and taken to Carmel by the
carrier over Hillsboro R. D. No. 8 and
then turned over to the carrier on
. No. 13.
I Shortly after the abandonment of
the Carmel PostolHce a petition with
125 signers was filed with the Post
office Department asking for the es
tablishment of the route. An In
spector was sent over t!.e route and
The route is a follows:
Northeast to Wilson corner; south
east to Cynthlana postolllce; south-
I west to Pugsley corner; northwest to
Kepllnger corner; westerly to Mc
Coppin corner; southeast to Jacksou
corner; south to kinking Spring Post
office; retrace to Rlmiller corner;
1 northwest to Tanyard corner; south
west and northwest to school house
No. 5: northwest and northeast to
j Carmel store, a distance of 23 4 miles.
Miss Maude McClure has gone to
Detroit, Mich., to visit her brother,
Dr. Clarence McClure.