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HILLSBORO OHIO, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 1914.
VOL. 79. NO. 21
STATE HIGHWAYS SOLD
Two Will be Built in Highland
County This Fall of Length
of Three Miles.
Two of the three state highways
oflered for sale by the State Highway
Department In Highland county were
Ed Bean, of Highland, secured the
contract for building 2 02 miles of
water bound macadam on Hillsboro
Flketon road In Marshall township
R. H. Terrell was given the contract
to .build one mile of water bound
macadam on Mllford-HUlsboro road
in Liberty township for 0,089.10.
Both of these roads under the con
tracts are to be completed by Dec. 1.
The 1.05 mile of water bound maca
dam on the Allensburg-Milford road
in Dodson township, estimated cost
87030.09, failed to sell. The reason
for this was the time limit in which
it must be completed, Dec. 1, 1914, was
considered too short.
The road will be re-advertised and
the time limit extended until June 1,
1915. With this change in conditions
the State Highway Department has
assurances that the road will sell.
The two roads sold will be built
under the direction of the State High
way department and are a part of the
intercounty highway system of the
These contracts Include not only
the building of the roads but also
bridges and culverts.
Boy Scouts Outing.
The Boy Scouts, commanded by C.
H. Boush, left here last Wednesday
morning headed for Sardinia, at which
place they arrived about dusk and
camped for the night. The next morn
ing they took the train for Ripley
where they spent an enjoyable week
camping near the Ohio River. Tues
day morning they marched back to
Sardinia where they took the train,
arriving at home at noon.
Walter "Shorty" Shields, of Hamil
ton, was arrested here Sunday on the
charge of unlawfully selling Intoxicat
ing liquors He was taken before
Mayor Wilklns Monday iand pleaded
guilty. He was fined $100 and costs
which he paid. Shields is a horse
trader and junk dealer and came here
Friday. His actions aroused the sus
picion of the officers and they watched
him closely, securing such strong proof
that he was bootlegging that he
R. B. Fairley left Wednesday to at
tend the State Fair at Columbus.
Dr. Neil Jones, of Leesburg, was a
business visitor here Tuesday.
Mrs. Z. E. England returned Tues
day from a weeks visit with relatives
at Canal Winchester.
Joseph Davis has sold his residence
property on West South street to
Mr. and Mrs. Louis Orebaugh spent
Tuesday and Wednesday with their
son, Frank, and family, at Shackelton.
Garrett Wedding and famiU moved
to their new home on West Pleasant
Dr. Charles B. Smith, of Kansas
City, Mo., returned home Thursday,
after a visit with his mother, Mrs.
Dr. Sigel Roush, of Troy, N. Y., Is
spending a few days with his brother,
W. T. Roush, and family. He will re
turn home today.
Mrs. Clarence Wlsecup and daugh
ter, of St. Louis, Mo., were the guests
of Clark Wlsecup and family, a few
days last week.
Judga J. B. Worley was In Green
field Tuesday to hold an Inquest of
lunacy for Sarah E. Gray, whom he
adjudged insane and committed to
Athens Asylum. Sheriff Satterfleld
took her to that Institution the same
Owing to the rain on Aug. 25, no
work was done toward cleaning up the
Rock Spring Cemetery In Madison
township. All persons who are willing
to help In this work are asked to come
to the cemetery on Sept. 7 and any who
are Interested and can not come will
please send their contributions to S.
M. Strain, Greenfield, Ohio.
The County Auditor hopes to be able
to make a distribution of the August
settlement the latter part of this week
having been delayed on account of the
new school laws He has been advised
that all school districts not having a
depositary must leave their funds in
the hands of the County Treasurer.
By State Examiners in Books
and Records of Offices
of Highland County
TOTAL FINDINGS $121.55
Childrens Home and Its Matron,
Mrs. John Howard, Highly
of the Report.
The report of the examination of
the county officials of Highland
county, made by state examiners, E.
K. Parrott and George I. Thompson,
was filed with County Auditor Teter
last week. The report reflects credit
upon the officials of this county only
minor clerical errors being found, the
total findings being $121. 55, of which
$103 70 has already been paid or ac
counted for. The period covered by
the examination is from April 1, 1913,
to May 23, 1914.
A summary of the findings due the
county follows :
Clerk of Courts J. Ed. Shannon,
ommlssions from Cash Book, $1.00 ;
W. G. Hogsett, omissions from Cash
Book, $6 10 ; will pay.
Probate Judge J. B. Worley, om
mlssions from Cash Book, $14.50, cor
rected on Cash Book.
Recorder J. S. Faris, ommlssions
from Cash Book, $30 05 : corrected on
Infirmary Superintendent Error in
account $10.07 ; paid June 12, 1914.
Commissioners Bills John L.
Smith, error in addition, $13 ; paid
June 19 ; W. H. McAdow, sec'y., er
ror In addition, 80c, will correct ; Axle
Scott, error in addition, 15c ; W. H.
Shimp, Mayor Greenfield, sitting in
trial, $1, paid June 17 ; George Willis,
Marshall of Greenfield, attending
trial, $1, paid June 18 ; Hillsboro Dis
patch, error In bill, $7.65 ; Hillsboro
Gazette, error in bill, $3.85, paid June
17 ; Merchants National Bank. Un
claimed deposits $29.48, paid June 16.
It was found that the county owed
Sheriff D. L. Satterfleld 65c on an er
ror in board bllV and W. H. Minke $1
bill to Commissioners due to error in
The manner in which the work is
done by the diffetent county olficlals
is shown by the following extracts
taken from the report :
Treasurer "The record of fees pre
scribed by the department is accur
ately kept and a check of same shows
that all fees have been accounted for
and promptly paid into the county
treasury. All records required by
law and the department are kept in a
neat and accurate manner that re
flects credit upon the office."
Auditor "The flies for vouchers
and other documents required to be
preserved in the auditor's office, are
excellently kept, all requirements of
law for the filing and docketing of
bills being fully complied with."
"AH records prescribed by law and
the department are kept In a most
commendable manner, both as to
neatness and completeness, with the
exception of the Record of Fees and
Record of Estimates, neither of which
records are at present kept up."
County Commissioners "All bills
and vouchers were carefully audited
and the few errors found reflect credit
on the auditing department of the
county. (Auditor's office.")
"The journal of proceedings of the
board of county commissioners is
kept In a neat and systematic manner
by the auditor acting as clerk of the
board. The record is complete In de
tali and covers all official acts of the
board as contemplated by law. "
Maintenance of Dependent Child
ren "The dependent white children
of Highland county are cared for un
der contract with the Highland
County Children's Home, an Instl-
I tutlon maintained by its own earnings
and the charity or the county.
"The Institution is a most excellent
one and is ably managed by Its board
and its able and energetic matron.
: The per capita charge of thirty cents
I per day paid by the county Is a rea
1 sonable one in view of the excellent
care and training given its wards.
; "The institution being unable to
care for the dependent colored child
ren of the county, such children are
placed with colored families at a per
capita cost of from ten to twenty-live
cents per day. This arrangement is
no doubt profitable in a financial sense
to the county, but Is of very doubtful
value to the children. It Is, however,
the best that can be done under pres
The people of Highland county have
always been, proud of their Children's
Sunday, Sept. 0, A. A. Nellie, pas
tor. Bible School at 0 a. m. Preach,
ing by the pastor morning and evenlng
11 a. m., "The Arrest of Jesus". 7 30
p. m. (Labor Day service.) Subject,
"Were Conditions on the Panama
Canal Zone an Illustration of Social-Ism?"
Request Return of Dr. Slutz.
At a meeting of the trustees of the
Hillsboro M. E. church Sunday even
ing a resolution was passed asking the
return of Dr. Slutz here for another
year. The resolution was sent to tne
bishop of the conference which will
convene at Toledo next Tuesday In
St. Paul's church, of which Dr. R O.
Matthews, formerly of Hillsboro, is
pastor. The many friends of Dr.
Slutz, regardless of religious anima
tions, hope that the request will be
Reunion 175th 0. V. I.
The 29th Annual Reunion of the
175th Reg't O. "V I. will be held in
the G. A. R. Post Room in Hillsboro,
O., Thursday, Sept 24, 1914.
AH comrades and family are cordial
y Invited to be present.
The names of any Comrades who
have answered the last call since our
last meeting should be reported.
G.R. Pensyl, Sec.
Washington, C. H., O.
John McMullen, Pres.
nerschel McGlnnls, of this place
was shot by Stella Gales, of Williams
burg, at the home of Ora Speech Mon
day night. A 32 caliber revolver was
used and the bullet entered the left
shoulder. McGlnnls was taken to the
Highland County Hospital and given
treatment. The bullet was not found
but the wound is not considered dan
gerous. Miss Gales was arrested on
the charge of disorderly conduct and
fined $25 and costs and ordered to leave
town. The parties are all colored and
claim the shooting was accidental.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Rosher and
daughter, Elizabeth, of near Leesburg,
spent Saturday with Mr. and Mrs. W.
Home and will appreciate the deserved
compliment here paid by the state ex
aminers to the institution and its
matron, Mrs John Howaid.
Clerk of Courts "The clerk's cash
book is neatly and accurately kept in
the form and manner prescribed by
"All records are kept in the manner
and form prescribed by the depart
ment and are a credit to the officials
charged with the keeping of these
both In accuracy and appearance."
The only errors found in this office
against either Mr. Shannon or Mr.
Hogsett were in the charges made for
recording the commissions of notary
publics and justices of the peace and
these the examiners state were due
to an apparent conflict in the laws.
Probate Judge "The records re
quired by law are kept in the manner
and form prescribed by the depart
ment. All records are neatly type
written and fully Indexed. All reports
required by law are made promptly at
the time designated, and all the de
tails of the office work carefully at
tended to by Judge Worley and his
Recorder "The recorder's cash book
is kept in form and manner required
by law and this department."
"The records are kept In manner
and form prescribed by law and the
department and all work kept up to
Sheriff "The sheriff's cash book
was carefully checked from all origi
nal sources of receipts and cross pay
ment cards from foreign countries
and all entries found to have been
correctly made. All funds collected
for the use of the county have been
, fully accounted for and promptly paid
I Into the county treasury quarterly as
provided by law.
I "The cash book Is kept in full ac
cord with the directions of this de
I partment and Is most commendably
neat in appearance and accurate in
entries and additions."
Surveyor "All bills rendered by
the surveyor for compensation luring
I the period of this examination were
, listed, checked and audited and no
I errors or duplications found."
In submitting the report to the
state auditor the examiners say,
"Every possible courtesy was shown
and assistance given your examiners
by the several officials and their depu
ties tending to facilitate our work,
for all of which we wish to express
I Suggestions as to the manner of
keeping different offices are made, but
'as a whole the report Is highly crm
' mendatory of the work done by the of
ficials of the county.
The following Is the program for
the lirst of the series of Thursday
evening band concerts to be given by
the Hillsboro Band:
March, Daughters of America Revo
Overture From the "Three Merry (K)
Intermezzo (Indian) My Ramapoo..
Popular Songs, Rebecca of Sunny
Brook Farm Gumble
I'm on My Way to Mandalay
Waltzes From the "Spring Maid".
Patrol American M each am
Two Step Masquerade Krell
Finale Star Spangled Banner. . . . Keys
Kerns, the Progressive Merchant.
A representative of the News-Herald
was Invited by C M. Kerns our
progressive Dry Goods Merchant, to
take a walk with him through his
big stock room on the second floor of
His object was to show us just how
fortunate he and his customers are.
Every nook and corner of this im
mense stock room is filled with coat
suits, cloaks, silks, dress goods, sweat
er coats, shirt waists, trimmings, laces,
hosiery, underwear and fancy notions.
These are all being marked and put in
condition to put on sale at the big fall
Mr. Kerns informed us that every
dollars worth of these goods were
bought before the big advance in
prices on many of these goods.
He then asked us to walk with him
to the Carpet Department. This Is
what we saw there roll upon roll ot
linoleums and oil cloth, pile after pile
of room size rugs of every quality,
roll upon roll of carpets of every
quality and Japanese and China mat
tings without end. These goods have
all advanced since Mr. Kerns made
his purchases. He assured our repre
sentative that he Intended to give his
many loyal customers every advant
age of this fortunate purchase.
He advises early purchases this fall
as when the present stock is all sold
he can't promise a continuance of
these low prices.
It pays to trade with a progressive
and up-to-date merchant, one who Is
always looking out for the best inter
ests of his customers.
Mrs. C. M. Kerns Is visiting her sis
ter, Mrs C. B. Kirk at Manstield, III.
Mrs. Sarah A. Doggett, of Clncin
nati, Is visiting her daughter, Mrs. J.
Mrs. C. M. Lemon, of Oxford, ar
rived nere Tuesday for a visit with
her father, Samuel Shackelton.
Ervin Evans will go to Elizabeth,
town, Ky., today for a visit with
Mrs. Margaret Wedding has moved
to her property on the corner of Beech
and East streets, recently purchased
of Mrs. Susan Purkhiser.
Misses May Larkln, Ruth Mauntell,
Dollie Holladay and Mrs. Penn and
Harry Derlvan and Howard Penn, of
New Vienna, are spending a few days
at the Point.
Mrs. Minnie Larkin and daughter,
Miss Mae, Mrs. Clarence Nlckeson and
son, John, attended the Larkin reun
ion which was held at the country
home of Salkeld Larkin near
Married at the residence of the
bride at New Market Tuesday, Sept.
1, by J. II. Hollingsworth, D. D ,
Ambsa. Orln Shelton and Miss Ethel
Hollingsworth. They will soon be at
'home to their friends in Hillsboro.
A scholarship to Ohio Wesleyan
University at Delaware has been con
ferred upon Miss Mary Butler by the
Hillsboro High School. Her average
grade for the four years in high
school was 95. She will attend the
university th'ls year.
Rev. L E. Durr went to Cincinnati
Sunday afternoon, where he preached
to the Girls Friendly Society that
night. From there he went to Colum
bus to perform the marriage ceremony
for a couple who were his former par
Ishoners. It la said that Charles Klein con.
templated writing ten plays on sub
jects of public interest. "The Lion
and the Mouse" dealt with those high
in politics and the millionaire class.
"The Third Degree" strikes telling
blows at police methods in exerting
confessions by the "sweating" process
and deals with those high in social
circles. So effective have been the
results ot these two dramas that all
are willing his third expose of some
abused privilege. "The Third Degree"
will be presented here under the man
agement of George II. Bubb, at Bell's
Opera House, Sept. 8. adv.
IS COMPLETED ,
Of Schools of Highland Coun
ty Under New System
on Last Saturday
PROF. JACKSON CHOSEN
Superintendent of Dist. No. I and
Ed Shannon School Examiner
To Centralize Paint
Saturday Prof. Otho Jackson was
selected as superintendent for Dist.
No. 1. This completes the list of dis
trict superintendents for Highland
county. His salary was fixed at $1250.
At the meeting on Saturday the
county board of education selected J.
Ed. Shannon as county school examlu
er to succeed O. A Tener.
The fight for thesuperintendencyof
District No 1 was long drawn out and
hotly contested. There were ten
applicants for the position and at
least one hundred ballots were taken
before a choice was made. The appli
cants were Otho Jackson, of Hillsboro;
John W McKinney and Miss Eva
Pulse, of Lynchburg ; J. A. Shannon,
of Castalia; Don Carlisle, of Marshall ;
B. W. Hess, of Cincinnati: Leslie
Carey, of Hillsboro ; J. C. "Vance, of
Mowrystown : R. W. McCollough, of
Ralnsboro ; H. B. Galliett, of Lynch
burg. At first no recommendation was
made by County Superintendent
Vance as to which of the candidates
he desired, his only statement being
that they were all qualified and any
one of them would be satisfactory.
After a large number of ballots had
been taken upon motion all of the
candidates except Jackson, McCul
lough and Galliett were dropped.
After several ballots had been taken
on these applicants and no choice
made, Supt. Vance recommended the
selection of Prof. Jackson and he was
chosen on the next ballot, three of the
four presidents of the boards of edu
cation, all except Leesburg, voting
Prof Jackson has had considerable
experience In teaching,, but quit the
work a few years ago on account of
failure of his health. He was at one
time superintendent of the schools at
Four candidates appeared for the
position of county school examiner.
They were J. Ed. Shannon, A. L
Edgington, O A. Tener and J. II.
Bradley. Mr. Shannon was selected,
receiving three votes to two for Mr.
Mr. Shannon has not taught for
several years but has been emplo'ved
as principal of the Webster building
here for the coming year. Mr. Shan
non until elected county clerk was one
of the most popular and progressive
rural school teachers of Highland
Upon motion of E. P. Carter a reso
lution was pissed by the board to
submit the question of centralization
of the schools of Paint township to
the voters at the November election.
Mr. Carter who Is president of the
Paint township board of education as
well as member of the county board
stated that all the members of the
township board were in favor of cen
tralization and also he believed a large
majority of the voters favored it,
A motion was made by B. J. Wood
mansee and carried, requiring each
district superintendent to make a
statement under oath as to his quali
fications for the position and tile it
with the board.
On account of some changes made
by the board in the districts as origin,
ally fixed, they are again published as
finally determined :
District No. 2 Penn township 7,
Paint 15, Fairfield, Leesburg village 7.
Superintendent, Otto Jackson.
District 2 Dodson, 9, Haraer 6,
Union, 0, Russell Special, 2. Superln.
tendent, Ben B. Vance.
District 3 Salem 8, Clay 8, Buford
Special 4, White Oak 11. Superin
tendent, John H. Bradley.
District 4 Liberty 12. New Market
9, Washington 6, Concord 8. Superln.
tendent, L. L. Gall.
District 5 Marshall 4, Jackson 8,
Brushcreek 7, Carmel Special 2, Sink
ing Spring Village 2. Superintendent,
D. S. Stewart.
' District No. 6 Highland Village, C.
Superintendent, C W. Johnson.
I District No. 7 Lynchburg Village,
9 Superintendent, H. B Galliett.
I District No 8 Hillsboro Village, 28,
Superintendent, C. C. Patterson.
1 Total number of teachers In all dls
trlcts is 189.
THREE NEW CASES
We? "" . cr.T "eas
vuuil luilllg I aoi TCCI.
Two Being For Divorce.
Three new cases were filed in tho
Common Pleas Court during the past
Helen Rogers asks for a divorce from
James Rogers on the grounds of gross
neglect of duty and extreme cruelty.
The parties were married at New
Martinsburg Sept. 28, 1909 and havo
two children, Helen Louise, aged 4
years, and Elizabeth Ann, aged 8
months. She says that he has never -furnished
her with a home or the com
mon necessities of life and made her
live with his mother in Springfield,
his mother running a house of ill
repute and frequently cursed and
abused her. She prays for a divorce
custody of the children and alimony.
The plaintiff Is living in Greenfield..
Geneva Sims is asking a dlvorco
from Arthur Sims on the grounds of
gross neglect of duty and that in De
cember 1911 he deserted her. Tha
parties were married at Columbus May
22, 1900 and have no children. Sho
also asked to be restored to her maiden
name of Geneva Rollins.
Alice P Spargur, Harry V. Spargur
and Nancy P. McKeehan against Board
of Education of Carmel Special School
District. Board of Education of Brush
creek Township and Austin Eubanks
is an action to enjoin the defendants
from interferrlng with the posesslon
of plaintiffs to 39 square poles of laud
in Brushcreek township and to quiet
their title to same. The plaintiffs
say that they are the owners In fee
simple of the land, but the defendants
claim an interest in it and that the
Board of Education of Carmel Special
School District is about to attempt to
convey the title to some one to whom
the claim to have sold the premises
and that Austin Eubanks is preparing
to tear down the buildings thereon.
County Temperance League.
The Highland County Temperance
League was organized at the M. E.
Church Monday afternoon. A nomi
nating committee to recommend per
manent officers was selected as fol
lows : Dr. Neil B. Jones. Leesburg,
Dr. Curtis, Greenfield, and Rev B F.
Smith, of this place A central com
mittee composed of one member from
each township and town was also se
lected R-presentatives from al sec
tions of county were present.
John Ridgway is in Columbus this
week exhibiting the Rlc"gway Slio at
the State Fair.
T H. Langley, of Columbus, has
been visiting relatives and calling on
old friends here for several days.
Mrs. Will Roades, of Norwood,
spent the past week with her father,
David Car, of Clear Creek.
The District School of Instruction
of the Rebekah Lodge will be held in
Lynchburg Sept. 18.
Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Stemmerd
Ing and son, Raymond, spent Satur
day and Sunday with their son, Fred,
Fjank Leaverton and daughter,
Miss Mabel, of Bridges, (attended the
funeral of little Bernadine Davis on
Misses Martha and Jean Bowle3
spent the first part of the weeK in
Columbus While there they attended
the State Fair.
John E. Prenat, of Fayetteville, and
Mary Whitley, of Tricetown, were
married by Rev. B. F. Smith at li3
residence Tuesday afternoon.
At the target practice shoot of the
officers of the First Regiment, held at
Georgetown Sunday, Capt. Earle V.
Miller of Co. D qualified as expert
Joshua Hatcher returned to his
home in Cincinnati Monday, after a
short visit with Mr. and Mrs. Frank
Charles Woodrow, of Cincinnati, has
been visiting his brother, J. C. Wood
row, and other relatives here for sev
Geo. Miller was in Sardinia Satur
day and Sunday to attend the Wil-hlte-Shaul
meetings. While there
he was the guest of Arthur Fender
Miss Anna Moore very pleasantly
entertained for Miss Carrie and Plate
Simpson, of North Carolina, on last
Thursday night at her home on South
The Sunday School picnic which
was to have been given at Pricetown
last Sunday was postponed until Sat
urday Sept. 5 on account of tha