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HILLSBORO, OHIO, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER iO, 1914.
VOL. 79. NO. 22
To Whom Paid and For What
Purpose the Money of the
County is Expended.
Hlllsboro Tel. Co.. tolls, $2 00.
N. & L. E. Gurlny, weights and
Jno. Cunningham, janitor, $50
Columbus Blank Book Co., supplies,
Superior Ptg. Co., supplies, $279.55.
W. H. Stanage, supplies, $11.85.
O. A. Tener, burial of Hlnton Jen
Hlllsboro L. & F. Co., light, $37.68.
A. S. Eaton, sol. rel. com., $15.
"J. H. Wickersham, sol. rel. com., $15
E. M. Insley, sol. rel." com., $20.
Royal Typewriter Co., typewriter
Co. School Supt., $50.
J. E. Stabler, supplies, $3 15.
C. M. Kerns, supplies, $8.
Klncald & Son, furniture Co. school
W. R. Smith Drug Co., sup., $0.83.
J. G. Bell, rent and supplies. $37.50.
Central Union Tel. Co , rentals and
Ben C. Strain, prem on Insurance,
City Work House, malntalnance of
A. L. McWilliams, burial of Jesse
J. Murphy, $75.
B. O. Pratt, ex p. surveyor, $11 50.
James M. Foley, plumbing, $5.50.
Fees to Mayors, raarshalls, justices
of peace and constables in criminal
cases and coroner, $169.
W. G. Hogsett, clerk, fees due from
county, $177 10.
W. G. Hogsett, clerk, allowance,
Dodson, Wardlow & Smith, con
crete masonry Salem tp., $169.78.
Dodson, Wardlow & Smith, making
A. W. Pence, damage, $10.
Mowrystown Lumber Co., lumber,
A. L. Carr, cement, $55.28.
Homer Henderson, repairs, $10 27.
N. Gaymon & Son, lumber, $28.50.
J. J. Fenner, labor, $5.
L. E. Greenhow, painting bridges,
Frank Zink, painting bridges, $42.
Dodson, Wardlow & Smith, bridge
Hamer tp., $135.59.
Bench Trent, labor, $30.
Ben Copeland, repairs; $6.75.
W. H. Ballentlne, cement, $71 60.
E. C. Gotherman, lumber, $25.25.
S. L. Webster, labor, $1.50.
W. B. Smith Drug Co , paint, $6.
J. G. Bell, nails, $2.50.
Jno. A. Kesler, fencing and hard
Jno. W. Hart, till Jackson tp., $195
Carey Whisler, repairs. $13 20
Keeping colored children, $175 15.
Rebecca Arthur, treas. Children's
Muntz Mch. Co., grate bars, $5.
Bacon & Son, coal, $36.10.
J. I. Fenner, labor, $117.
C. F. Whisler, lumber, $42.95.
Gallon Iron Works, supplies, $23.
Waldo Powell, labor, $25.80.
T. W. Hiatt, labor, $47.53.
James Williamson, labor, $50.25.
W. B. Jacks, repairs, $13 85.
H. H. Carr, repairs, $24.05.
James Adams, coal, $2.76.
Cary Whisler, repairs, $127.95.
J. G. Bell, supplies, $19.91.
Geo. Easter, auto hire Geo. Lud
George Leibrock, repairs, $27.
L. E. Greenhow, repairs, $70.
Matthews and Hodson, construction
of R. I. No. 40, $315.
B. O. Pratt, engineer R. I. No. 40,
The reunion of the 89th Regt. O. V
I. will be held at Milford Sept. 19.
Senator J. B. Foraker, who was a
member of the Regiment, will be
present and deliver an address. A
number of the survivors of this Regi
ment live In Highland county and ex
pect to attend the reunion.
Harry Day Drops Dead.
A telegram was received by relatives
of Harry Day here on Tuesday night
stating that he had dropped dead that
night at 0 o'clock.
The news was a terrible shock to his
friends and relatives as he had been
here to the funeral of his mother and
left for Dayton at 3:45 Tuesday after
noon. When he left here he was ap
parently feeling as well as usual. His
brother, Joseph, attempted to secure
some particulars of hl death but
ouly learned that it was due to heart
failure. Harry Day was a veteran of
the Spanish-American War and was
living at the Soldiers Home in Day
ton. He was 45 years of age. It Is
understood that he will be burled In
Miss Ales Euverard is spending two
weeks with relatives at Mowrystown
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After Next Saturday Nlgllt
Unless Council and
Light Co. Agree
REAC il E D .
Meeting of Business Men's
Congress Arranged to
Be Held Here Soon.
The street lighting problem or
Hlllsboro was discussed at considera
ble length at the meeting of the Bus
iness Men's Association Friday night.
No solution was found and It now
seems certain that after Saturday
night Hlllsboro, at least ror a short
time, will have unllghted streets.
The committee composed or John C.
Soarnur. F. F. Stevens and H. H.
Richards, appointed at the June meet
ing or the association with instruc
tions to secure all Information possi
ble in regard to street lights for the
village, made its report.
The report In brief is as follows i
The Hlllsboro Light and Fuel Co.
lias offered to make a contract with
the village, covering a period or ten
years hirnlsh street lights at $69 SO
per light, a reduction or $10 rrom the
present contract. The company also
made a proposition to furnish street
lights at ?60 per light, provided the
village would give them the contract
for furnishing power for pumping the
city water at a price not greater than
the present cost of power to the vil
lage. An examination of the cost of lights
in other villages having about the
same population as Hlllsboro had been
made. Ten towns had been taken in
discriminately which had from fifty
to $150 street lights. It was found
that under the present contract Hllls
boro was paying from ten per cent
more to forty-nine per cent less than
these places ; that under the proposed
contract nillsboro would be paying
from three to seventy per cent less
than these towns. In making this
comparison the cost of coal in the
ditlerent towns and the amount of
current furnished had been reduced
to a common basis.
The committee had consulted with
the ofllclals of the Light Co. and the
members or the Light Committee in
Its search for information.
The olllcials of the Light Co had
stated that they could not afford to
sell current to the town at a less price
than they had offered and the mem-1
bersor council had stated that the'
town did not have the money to pay
that amount for the light.
A discussion of the matter followed
which was taken part in by J. A.
Head, C. M. Kerns, George L. Garrett
and Col. L B. Bovd.
Mr. Head, who Is a member or coun
cil, presented the position or that
body. He said that in the oresent'umns we reel that it will not be amiss
condition or the town's finances it J to depart rrom our custom in on
was impractical, indeed impossible, to nectlon with the light question,
pay the amount asked by the Light The situation Is indeed most unfor
Co. Tor the street lights ; that the tunate. A town the size or Hlllsboro,
total revenue or the town was only can not afford, even temporarily, to
about $9,000 and that to pay out over i have unllghted streets. When we
$6,000 of this for street lights did not are without street lights we have
leave sulllcient money to pay other gone backwards thirty years. We can
necessary expenses. He further stated not remember when Hlllsboro did not
that the town haa an indebtedness of have street lights. We will not have
about $19,000, which had arisen In the the advantages which other towns of
last three years for runnlngexpenses,
about all of which was for the street
lights during that time ; that before
the one Der cent tax law went into I
1 effect the town was receiving about
$17,009 from taxation ana that since
that time only about $9,000 had been
received ; that under the present con
tract over $7,000 was due the Light
Co. each year, Mr. Head aid not dis
cuss the reasonableness or unreason
ableness of the offer of the Light Co.
He simply took the position that the
town did not have the money to pay
the amount asked and therefore should
not make the contract; that the town
had offered to pay $300 per month for
street lights which was all that it
could possibly afford.
At this meeting a motion was made
by George L. Garrett to appoint C. C.
Muhlbach to arrange for the holding
of a Good Roads Congress here soon,
which was unanimously carrle 1. Mr.
Muhlbach had previously spoken of
the need of a Good Roads organiza
tion in the county and Blair M. Boyd
had read a communication from G F.
Rudlslll, who made an address at the
Chautauqua, ln which he said that
sueir an organization would receive
the support and cooperation or the
Good Roads Federation or Ohio.
While It is our usual policy to give
our opinions only ln our editorial col-
Harry Ewlck, of P eblen, accldently
caught holo of a live electric wire at
Leesburg Monday afternoon and was
instantly killed. He was a lineman of
the Washington O H. Light Co. and
was engaged in wiring the Leesburg
Chautauqua grounds when the accl-
dent occurred. He was a single man,
aged 25 yeais The body was taken to
Peebles for burial.
TTroH T. TtnrmifT!in nf f.vnn.lihii rir.
and Miss Clara Martin, of this place,
were married at the M. E. parsonage
Sunday tvenlng, Dr. Earl R. Slutz,
They left Monday for a short wed
ding trip and will be at home to their
friends in Lynchburg, after Sept. 21.
Mr. Dunnagan Is an employee of
Moorhead Bros, at Lynchburg. Mrs.
Dunnagan is the attractive and pleas
ant daughter of John A. Martiu.
Death of Dr. Pumphrey.
Dr. C. P. Pumphrey, for a few
months pastor of the Hlllsboro M E.
church, died at Saranac, N. Y., Sun
day. The.body was taken to Middle-
I town, where funeral services were held
I Dr. Pumphrey came to Hlllsboro
' last fall, but his health was failing at
I the time and he soon had to resign his
pastorate and go to Saranac Lake. Dr.
Pumphrey contracted a severe cold at
Mlddletown a year ago last spring,
during the big Hood and this later
developed into tuberculosis resulting
in his death.
Death of Mrs. Margaret Landess.
Mrs. Margaret Landess died sudden
ly Monday morning from a hemmo
rhage or the brain. She was aged 73
years and had been in her usual
health, having attended to her duties
about the home that morning. She
suddenly fainted while at her work
and a physician was summoned but
she only lived a few minutes.
The funeral services were held at
the late residence near the ralr ground
Wednesday at noo , conducted by
Rev. B. F. Smith ; Interment in the
Chapman cemetery. She Is survived
by one son, L. L. Landess, or this
The regular monthly meet Ing of
council was held Monday night.
Aside rrom ordering a number of new
pavements built only routine business
The following property owners were
ordered to build pavements four feet
wide within fifteen days :
I Where needed between West and
High streets on Beech street :
William Zane, Henry Schwelnsber-
ger and heirs of John Unrig on S.
Thomas Dunn, Charles McCon-
naughev, James T Young, Frank
Johnson and Jane Young on Hazel
Mrs. Marcus Shoup and Charles
Mahanna, or Xenla, attended the
runeral or Mrs. Louisa Day Friday
! only a thousand.and even less Inhabi
tants has. It will mean a serious In
jury to the town.
It may be that with our present
finances Hlllsboro can not have as
well lighted streets as at present, but
we can and must arrange for lights
of some character and arrange quickly.
We admire the members of council
for their desire to not expend more
money than the income rrom taxation.
But their Is one thing that must be
remembered and that Is that a town
is different from a private business
If a man in private business has not
enough money to meet his expenses,
he can and generally is compelled to
close his doors. A town, however,
can not quit business. It has to keep
running. Surely the amount of prop
erty returned for taxation in Hllls
boro Is equal to that or most towns
similar in size and all towns have the
same limitation In ,tax rate to con
tend with that we have. Their streets
are lighted. How do they do it ?
Why can not we do it ln the same
Our streets must be lighted. How
can this be done economically ? If
the Light Co. is asking too much for
Its service by no means pay it. Get
the service where it can be secured
the cheapest. The time for talking
has passed and It Is now time to act.
rvr inr 1 T r i n
Or (jRfcAl WAR
Given by Frank Emmerling,
Who is Visiting in Ger
many, in Letter
L A J 11 t I)
Envy and Jealousy Being Charged
Feeling of German People
Does Not Know When
He Will Get Home.
Frank L Stevenson received a letter
rrom Frank Emmerling, who Is in
Germany, on Tuesday. Mr Emmer
ling is visiting relatives in his Father
Land and his letter while only most
general In Its tone undoubtedly gives
a clear Idea of the German sentiment
and feeling in regard to this great war.
At the urgent request of a repre
sentative of the News-Herald Mr.
Stevenson kindly consented to tne
publication of the letter which is cer
tain to be read with great interest by
everyone and especially the many
friends of Mr. Emmerling here. The
letter follows :
Gelsenkirciien, Aug. 19, 1914.
Friend Frank :
I shall send this via Holland still I
have my doubts that It ever will reach
you. This war seems to have cut off
all connection between Europe and
America. From sister I have had no
line since I left. Got your letter and
2 papers that is all.
This is the most stupendous war in
all history. There will bo millions
lighting on either side. The Germans '
have a great job before them, sur
rounded on all sides by their enemies,
but they have also a great fighting
force and plenty or courage and the
whole people are behind the army.
Far over a million volunteers could not ,
at the present, at least, be mustered (
in. They have all the soldiers they I
need and tine follows too. You must
be very carefol when you read the re
ports or the English papers, sometimes
they are downright lies or at least
colored very much In their favor. You
know, of course, that the Germans
took Liege in Belguim, a strong and
modern fortilied place, in just about 4
dajs. We have several thousand cap
tives hare in Westfalla, who have to
work on public works, so as to make
thtra pay for their board. Soon we
shall have more or them
I have not the least idea when I will
be able to return to Hlllsboro again,
the few ships that are sailing rrom
Holland are all sold out. If it is im
possible for me to be there at Xuias
you must do the best you can. Mrs.
Gore and daughter are stalled in Berlin J pleted by the openlng of school. The
with about 20,000 other Americans. 1 m0st serious defoct In the building
got a letter rrom ner yesterday. the laek of lh,ht ln the assemUV
August -0. room, has been completly remedied by
Just read In an extra that Japan is pla3in!r 2u0 sq ft. of glass in the roof,
also on the side of German's enemies. The room ,g abundanUy Bhled now
They want Kiaushau and harbor in . and presents a very pleaslnR appear
China belonging to Germany. They i ance now that it has been treated t0
can easily taKe possession oi it, at the
present at least, because there are only
a few troops there. Germany very
likely will lose also all colonies in
Africa for awhile for the same reason.
They have plenty to do in Europe. It
will take only a rew days more when
Belgium will be in the hands or Ger
man soldiers and then France will be
overrun by them. After that Russia
will be whipped and that thoroughly.
' England is the real cause or the
trouble, "pervidious alblon" envy and
' jealousy. They cannot brook a Great
I Germany and to destroy it call into
action the yellow race, the horrible
1 Russian and the Latin Race. The
whole world she has set on lire. She
is answerable for untold misery. As
you perhaps know three or her minis
ters have resigned. They would not
be held responsible for such a calamity,
where culture and civilization are at
stake. Here the people are full of
enthusiasm they have no fear like
Blsmarks, "we Germans fear God and
nobody else in this world."
I The amount or private subscription
has reached into millions. The wives
and children or soldiers are well taken
care or They all get their weekly
allowance rrom the state or municipal
ity. Germany is lucky in one respect.
It lias a splendid harvest. Plenty of
grain, hay, potatoes and meat. Meat
is cheaper here than in America.
I am well. Next week I go with ray
sister to Ibbenbeeren, her home,
I How are the boys Tell sister she
should not worry. No reason for it.
Tell Capt. Morgan I am still await
ing the introduction to the Emperor.
Send letters and papers via Holland.
Best regards to all friends.
Archer Receives Fine Promotion.
The following clipping taken from
the Cincinnati Enquirer, telling of the
Promotion of W O. Archer, formerly
one of the proprietors of the Fllllsboro
Dispatch, will be good news to his
friends here :
For work for which the State of
Ohio was paying him $3,500 a year,
William C. Archer, of Lancaster,
Secretary of the State Industrial
Commission, will receive from the
state or New York $10,000 a year.
UMfl.ln wk ... rnn ILf. A .!. ..Ill
resign the Secretaryship of the Ohio .
board and leave for New York, where
he will have the title of General Man
ager of the Workmen's Compensation
Bureau, now getting under way In
New York. Mr. Archer Is one of the
few experts on workmen's compensa
tion In the United States He helped
install the Ohio system, having worked
it for three years since the first elec
tive law went Into effect. Some
months ago he was loaned to Governor ,
Glynn to help initiate the New York j
department. The New York Execu ,
tive was so highly pleased with his
work that he asked him to come per
manently. No decision has been '
reached as to his successor. j
Bridge Contract Let.
Three bridge contracts were let at
the meeting of the county commis
sioners on Monday.
The Oregonla Bridge Co. secured
the contract for building a steel beam '
bridge at Buford, contract including
removing old bridges and setting up
same at Sirabry's, price $483.
Dodson, Wardlow & Smith secured
the two other contracts. Repair of i
steel bridge near residence of Josiah
Polk on Hlllsboro and New Vienna
pike with steel joists, concrete floor,
etc., price $222 12; repair of Dodson'
Creek bridge witli steel joists, etc., '
price $374 88. j
A Detltlon was nresented askinir I
for the building of a state highway f
frnm Klnblnrr Clni-lnir in A Homo nAiinhtt I
line, a distance of one mile.
A motion was passed by the com
missioners to readverlise for sale the
one mile of state highway on Aliens
burg and Lynchburg pike. No bids
were received on this pike when it
was offered for sale last week.
School Opens September 21.
School opens Manday, Sept. 21, ir.
stead of 14, as previously announced.
This delay is due to the railure of a
part of the supplies for the repiiring
of the Washington building In arriv
ing promptly. These supplies are
now here and the work will be com
pleted in time for the opening
The skylight has been placed in the
assembly room as ordered and the in
terior or the building lias been treated
to a coat or paint and varnish.
The toilet equipment complained of
by Miss McNarnara and ordered re
paired by the state is now being re-
rjalred or rr nlaced. Tt will hn ram.
a coat 0j pajm.
Tne heating plan, and building to
house it must neeessarily proceed
more slow ly. The plans for the build
ing and heating plant are now ready
and will be submitted to the olllce
this week. As soon as they have ap
proved them bids will be called for
and the contract let as speedily as
Hillsboro Wins Two.
Hlllsboro defeated the Tuxolas, of
Cincinnati, two straight games at the
Fair Ground, winning the Sunday
game easily by the score or 10 to 3 and
taking the game Monday arter an up
hill fight in eleven Innings by the score
or 0 to 5.
McAfee pitched Sunday for Hllls
boro. Monday Van Zandt started for
Hillsboro but was taken out In the
sixth with the score 5 to 0 in favor of
Tuxola. Deakyne then went in and
only allowed two hits in the five in
nings he pitched. In the sixtli Hills
boro scored two runs and then came
through in the eighth with three
more tying the score. They were r.ot
able to get another around until the
eleventli when with one down
"Tommy" White scored the wlnnirg
run when Emery made a clean single.
Don't forget the Home Coming or
the I. O. O. F. Lodge at Pricetown,
Saturday night, Sept. 12. All mem;
bers of the order are cordially Invited
to attend. A good program consist
lng of a round table a number of
speeches, Intespersed by music has
Refreshments will be served.
Joe Howard spent Tuesday In Cin
IS ALL HERE
Relatives of Susan A.Clouser
Have Brought Suit to
ESTATE HAD BEEN LEFT
To Dr. McConnaughey and Rela
Suits For Injunction, Di
vorce and Damages.
Four new cases were tiled in tho
Common Pleas Court during the past
Elizabeth Clouser Mearlck. Roblev
D. Clouser, Lydia Shere, Charles A
Clouser and Flora Uouser Ward
against V. B. McConnaughey, Flora.
A. McConnaughey, James Roads, Bes
sie Summers. Byrda Edwards, Walter
Smith, Mary Elizabeth Roads, Rolla.
Ruckman', Fred Ruckman, Frank
Ruckman, Madeline Ingraham and C.
F. Uuderwcod, as executor of the will
of Susan A. Clouser, deceased, is an
action to contest the will or said Susan
A. Clouser. The grounds upon which
the plaintiffs claim that the paper
writing purporting to be the will of
Susan A. Clouser are not given, only
the formal statement being made that
it is not her last will and testament.
The plaintiffs would have inherited
the property of Miss Clouser, if no will
had been made. The defendants are
the legatees and devisees of the will
The will leaves all of the property to
Dr. V. B. McConnaughej, save for the
minor bequests made, the DroDertv
left to him being estimated to be
worth $3,500 Miss Cloaser was 80
years of age at her death and the will
was made only a few weeks before her
deatn which occured Aug. 8. 1914.
W. F. Strobel asks that Lillle Clem
ents be enjoined from interferrinff
with Ills possession and use or a store
room situated on Jetierson street in
Greenfield. He says that he leased
the room of her on June 22, 1913 for a
period of three years and to pay there
for $10 a month ; that the defendant
has entered into and is tearing down
part of the building to his irrepjirab e
damage. lie prays that she be enjoined
from interferring with his use of the
property and that he be quieted in his
po-session of the same.
Rebecca Robert, as guardian of
Anna Roberts, a minor, seeks to secure
from William Pointer an iron grev
gekiinL' 0 years old and a judgment
for 100 damages The plaintitl sajs
that by reason of the false representa
tions of the defendant that "ti Sept
5, 1914 she traded the grey gelding to
the defendant for a black mare, paying
45 in addition. She says that the
mare was defective and that this was
known to the defendant although he
warranted her to be sound.
Laura E. Caplinger ask for a divorce
rrom J ohn W. Caplinger on the grounds
of gross neglect or duty and extreme
cruelty. The parties were married at,
Belfast Dec. 17. Ife91. and have no
children. She also asks to be restored
to her maiden name and for alimony
Leesburg Auto Races.
The people of Hillsboro, who went
to the Auto Races at Leesburg Satur
day afternoon were greatly disappoint
ed in the result of the twenty mhe
County Race. Only two cars entered
this race, Donald McClaln, of Green
field, Mercer, driven by Erk Kerr ami
Ervin & Dragoo, Hlllsboro, Studebak
er, 'Old Daisy," driven by Lewi3
Stanley. For the first seven laps this
this was a most exciting race win
' Old Daisy" in the lead. On the
start of the eighth lap the Mercer car
took the lead and made such a dense
dust that Stanley could not see to
drive and almost ran into the fence
Fiom this time on the race was with
out excitement the Mercer winning
The two motorcycle races were very
tame, there being four entries in eaci
or them. Rosebloom, or Washington,
easily won both of them.
The other automobile race had to ba
called off. Only two entries wera
made In It, the Mercer, of Greenfield
and a Speedwell from Washington, C.
H. On the second or third lap the
Spee well had a blow out and the race
was called off.
Rev. and Mrs. II. N. Faulconer and
six children, of Philadelphia, Pa , were
the guests or Mrs. Faulconer's sister,
Mrs. Roy A. Haynes, Monday and
I Tuesday. Mr. Faulconer and four of
I the children left for home Tuesday In
, their automobile, Mrs. Faulconer and
the other children returning by the
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