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HILLSBORO, OHIO, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 1914.
VOL. 79. NO. 24
County Campaign Opens at
An immense crowd is expected at
the Leesburg-lllghland Fair Grounds
today when the campaign for state
wide prohibition opens in Highland
The best temperance speakers of the
country have been obtained for this
meeting, Ex-Gov. ilanley, of Indiana,
and Mrs. .Nannie Webb Curtis, of
It is no exaggeration to say that
Got. Hanley is the peer of any man on
the public platform today. He is elo
quent, forceful and appealing. He
considers the temperance question the
most vital Issue before the American
people today and is giving his great
talent and ability to advance the
cause. To hear him is to be convinced
of his sincerity, earnestness and hon
esty of purpose.
Mrs. Curtis was one of the lecturers
at the Leesburg Chautauqua and all
who heard her, are unstinted in their
praise of her ability.
People who are wet, people who are
undecided, temperance people are alj
invited to attend this meeting and
hear these great speakers discuss this
vital question, as it is always good for
everyone to hear any matter ably dis
cussed. The Leesburg Business Men's Asso
ciation will serve an excellent lunch,
free. Attend and be entertained and
Real Estate Transfers.
Catherine Winegardner to J. J.
Winegardner, Hlllsboro, lot, 1.
Thomas J. Rose to Charles J. Rose,
Mowrystown, lot, $1.
Jesse Horton to Anna M. Smith,
Hillsboro, lot, $1.
Nancy J. Wolfe to Ed. McKeeven
Brushcreek tp, 9a, $1.
Nancy J. Wolfe to C. E. McKeever,
Brushcreek tp, 40a, $1.
John L. Miller to William Milburn,
Hlllsboro, lot, $1.
Jerry Foley to L. B. Banks, Hills
boro, lot, $1.
Cora H. Boulware to Lizzie H.
Harsha, Hlllsboro, lot, $1.
Lizzie II. Harsha to Cora H. Boul
ware, Hlllsboro, lot, $1.
S. L. DeVoss to Henry Ennis, Green
field, lot, $1.
Harry H. Mercer to Mary J. Grlce,
New Vienna, lot, $65.
George S.Armstrong to W.H.George,
Greenfield, lot, $1.
NEW LIGHTS TESTED
And Are Satisfactory But Council
and Light Co. Can Not
Agree on Terms.
The nitrogen electric lights which
the village council hope to use for
lighting the streets of Hillsboro were
tested here Thursday night. Two
sizes, a 300 watt and 100 watt, were
tried out at the corner of Short ai d
Court streets. They gave a most ex
Council and the Light Co., however,
have not been able to make a contract.
If the village will use 6000 kilowatts a
month the Light Co. will make a con
tract to furnish the current at from
8350 to 8375 a month, council to fur
nlsh and maintain bulbs and fixtures,
the Light Co. to install them. I
Council attempted to make a con
tract for tiie purchase of approximate
ly 4000 kilowatts of current a month
which at the rate given for 6000 would
cost the town from $250 to $275 a
month. The only proposition made,
by the Light Co. for this quantity of .
current was a straight 10 cents a kilo
watt rate, which would cost more than
for the 6000 kilowatts.
If a satisfactory contract can he made
for the 4000 kilowatts, a 300 watt light
will be installed in every place where
there is now a light in the business ,
section and 83 of the 100 watt lights
installed in the residence section.
If 6000 kilowatts are used each month
the only change from the above ar
rangement will be 200 watt lights
instead of the 100.
The members of council in the pres
ent condition of the village finances do
not feel that they can afford pay to over
$300 for street lighting.
All who saw the nitrogen lights
tested Thursday night were convinced
that the 4000 kilowatts a month would
satisfactorily light the town although
not giving as much light as under the
The 300 watt bulbs cost $4.15 each
and the 100 watt $1.20 each and it Is
estimated that it would be necessary
to replace them about once every four
Mr. and Mrs. Burch Riber are visit
ing the latter's parents, Mr. and Mrs.
James Richards, at Babina.
'EXTRA TAX LEVY
CAD nnnn DA ARC
I Vl VIlvl IlUilJ
Of One Mill Will Be Pre
sented to the Voter of
County This Fall
$48,000 WOULD BE RAISED
Each Year For Roads and $35,000
Co.uld Then Be Secured Eacli
Year From State-Other
Phases of Question.
The question of making an addition
al tax levy for five years of one mill
for road purposes In Highland county
will be presented to tiie voters at the
November election. A resolution to
this effect was unanimously passed by
the county commissioners at their
If this levy is carried it will mean
that Highland county will have $48,
000 additional each year to spend on
its six hundred and forty miles of
pike. To raise this money it means
that for each $1,000 of property re
turned for taxation each person must
pay $1 more in taxes. The expendi
ture of this money will be controlled
by the county commissioners.
An amendment to place the one
per cent tax limit In the state consti
tution will be presented to the voters
this fall. All indications are that it
will carry. If It does, unless the prop
osition to levy the one mill additional
carries Highland county will only
have from $2,000 to $3,000 to spend each
year in the repair of all its roads, to
taling 640 miles.
Under a law recently passed the tax
payers of Highland county for the
next Lve years will pay into the state
treasury from 19,000 to $20,000 which
will be expended in building roads in
the state. If Highland county is to
receive state aid in building its roads
it must put up dollar for dollar with
the state. If it has this money to put
up it can not only receive the $19,000
or $20,000 it will pay In each year, but
from $15,000 to $20,000 additional.
The gist of the whole matter is :
Do the people of nighland county
want good roads ? Is each tax payer
willing to pay each year for five years
$1 additional on each $1,000 of proper
ty returned for taxation to secure
them ? Would the people of nighland
county rather pav Into the state treas
ury $20,000 each year and have It ex
pended In some other county of the
state In building roads or do they
want what they pay and $15,000 or
$20,000 additional each year expended
In Highland county ?
The commercial benefits and the
pleasure derived from good road are
too self-evident to need argument.
The commercial losses and the per
sonal inconveniences entailed by bad
roads are also too self-evident to need
to be presented.
The county commissioners have put
the good roads question squarely be
fore the voters of the county. It is
up to them to decide.
Boys Stock Judging1 Contest.
Do you know a good horse? or a good
cow or hog ? That is what Leslie George
secretary of the Ralnsboro Fair is ask
ing every boy in the county. He is
looking for the best judge of livestock
in the county under 20 years of age.
The Boys' Livestock Judging Contest
is being held by the fair board to stimu
late the interest of the boys In farm
animals The boys are planning to'
give liberal prizes to t.ie boys who make
the best showing. The contest will be '
conducted under the direction of a
representative of the State College of
Agriculture. The indications point
to a keen Interest among the young
stockmen In this county this fall. One
thing that will make the contest of
great value Is the fact that all the boys
will learn something whether they win
a prize or not. I
Probate Court Proceedings.
Joseph V. Patton, exrof Wm. Coun
tryman, filed public sale bill of per
Burch E. Fenner, exr of James Ed
ward Fenner, filed first and final
Lillian J. Fenner appointed gdn. of
Russell L. and Carl C. Fenner.
Will of L. D. Strain filed.
J. E. Reno, admr of George W. Reno,
filed petition to sell real estate and
Mary Imogene Sullivan and James
Purdy Sullivan committed to Highland
County Children's Home.
That part of the story of the Million
Dollar Mystery which will be shown
at the Orpheum tonight appears in
this issue of Tdb News Herald.
Ford Car, Driven by Allen Robin
, snn Struck hv Mitrlipll far
A Ford machine In which Mr. and
Mrs. Allen Robinson and son and Mr.
and Mrs. O S. Lemon were riding was
struck by a Mitchell car driven by W.
A. Marlsbury, of South Charleston,
and badly damaged Sunday evening.
The Ford was thrown from the road
and against the fence, but none of the
occupants was injured. I
Mr. Robinson and his party had'
spent Sunday at Serpent Mound and .
were returning home. The accident
occurred this side of the residence of
M. O. Garrett between Belfast and
Berry ville. Mr. Robinson was driving '
the car and was running about seven
teen miles an hour and was keeping
on the right side of the road. He '
heard the klaxon on the Mitchell car !
and at once pulled further over to the
right giving ample room for the other
car to pass.
For some reason which Mr. Robin
son says he can not understand Mr.
Marlsbury tried :o pass him on the
right side and struck the Ford, smash
ing the tonneau and badly twisting
the radius rods. The Ford was thrown
in the ditch and against the fence.
Some one In the Marlsbury car got
out and looked at it. Found their
was nothing the matter with their
car and then without offer of aid to
Mr. Robinson drove on although re
quested to aid them.
Mr. Robinson telephoned to Hllls
boro and secured another car and sent
his party home, ne then fixed up his
car and came home. He had taken
the number of the other car and look
ed up the owner in the automobile
records and swore out an allldavit
against him for reckless driving.
Mr. Marlsbury, who is cashier of a
bank in South Charleston, was ar
rested on the charge and came here
Monday with a lawyer. They fixed
the matter up with Mr. Robinson by
paying him 40 to cover the damage
to his car. The criminal charge was
Speakers For Farmers Institute.
The dates and s-peakers for tlw
Farmers .Institutes to be held in
Highland county this winter have
been announced. They are as fol
Marshall, December 2 and 3, speak
ers, Brigham and Scott and Mrs. Clara
Lynchburg, December 14 and 15,
Brigham and Scott and Mrs. Durbin.
Buford, December 4 and 5, Black
ford and Greene and Mrs. Durbin.
Leesburg, December 18 and 19t
Blackford and Greene and Mrs. Dur
bin HEAVY HITTING
Of Hillsboro Sunday Feature of
Game When Ibolds Were
Defeated 20 to 5.
The Ibolds cigars may be good but
the Ibold ball taam is rotten, at least
it was Sunday. The exhibition put on
by this aggregation at the Fair Grounds
Sunday afternoon could not have been
worse, Hlllsboro defeating them by the
score of 20 to 5 and four of the visitor's
runs were made in the last two Inning
when they had no chance to win.
How many pitchers the visitors used
we can not say, but itseemed like every
time we looked toward the mound
there was a different one. In the
opening inning Hillsboro scored eight
runs and made seventeen in the first
five. All of their pitchers were wild
and when they did put the ball over it
was knocked a mile or thrown about
that distance if it went near one of the
fielders. Errors were as numerous as '
flies around a garbage can. Why Hills-1
boro did not make 200 runs Instead of
20 we do dotjknow unless it was because
the boys aid not want the game to be
called on account of darkness. Bone
head plays were also of frequent occur
"Wltte" Vanzant pitched for mils
boro and was in good form. After the
game was cinched he let down, but
with clean support would have had a
shut out to his credit.
The features of the game were the
heavy hitting of all ;the members of
the Hillsboro team and the rank play
ing of the vlstors, with the exception
of their outfielders.
The score tells tlm story :
123456 789R II E
Hillsboro 80414030x20 15 0
Ibolds 000100022 5 5 4
If you are interested in the Million
Dollar Mystery you should read the
story as it is published in the The
News-Herald before seeing the
pictures at the Orpheum Thursday
LARGE ACERAGE OF WHEAT
Should be Sowed in This County
As Demand Will be Great
and Prices High.
It is the general Impression that on
account of the European War there
will be a great demand next year for
the wheat raised In this country and
tint prices will therefore be high. For
this reason an effort Is being made to
get the farmers to sow a larger acerage
of wheat than usual this fall.
The following letter from Beaver
Bros , millers of near Marshall, ou the
subject may be of interest and value :
HiLLsuono, O., Sept. 10, 1914.
We are making every effort to im
press the farmers of this county with
the necessity of sowing a large acerage
of wheat this fall. Owing to the
European War, wheat prices are bound
to be good next year. We thought
perhaps you would help out.
We give below 10 varieties that
yielded best at Wooster Experiment
Poole ranked first with 3 years aver
age of 45 15 bushels per acre.
Fultz Sel 5309, 44 02 bushels per acre,
3 years average.
Fultz Sel 5310, 44 15 bushel per acre,
3 years average.
Fultz, 39.52 bushels per acre. 3 years
Farmer's Friend, 39 50 bushels per
acre, 3 years average.
Buda Pesth, 39.19 bushels per acre, 3
Fultz Mediterranean, 42 45 bushels
per acre, 3 years average.
Gypsy, 33 45 bushels per acre, 3 years
Gypsy No. 6100, 42.46 bushels per
acre, 3 years average.
nickman, 40.00 bushels per acre, 3
Lehigh, 37 53 bushels per acre, 3
Mediterranean, 35 38 bushel per
acre, 3 years average.
Nigger, 38.68 bushels per acre, 3years
Perfection, 40.37 bushel per acre, 3
Red Wonder, 37.08 bushels per acre,
3 years average.
Valley, .9.78 bushels per acer, 3
Eight pecks of seed per acer have
given largest net returns.
Carey Griffith and Elsie Pownall,
both of Hillsboro-
Oscar Rankin, of West Union, and
Rosella McNeilan, of Belfast.
Elwell E. Campbell, of Belfast, and
Jessie F. Wisecup, of Marshall.
Perry Oiler and Mary Sherrlck, both
Curley Harris and Bessie Burton,
both of Lynchburg
Jesse Foster, of Hillsboro, and Hattle
Tedrick, of Lynchburg.
Grillln Wilson of New Martinsburg,
and Juanita Myrelle Fortler, of East
Stabler's Store Burglarized.
A burglar or burglars entered Stab
ler's 5c & 10c Store some time Friday
night and stole $21 from the cash reg
isters. Nothing else was disturbed
and even some pennies and a few dimes
and nlckles were left in tne registers,
the burglar thoughtfully leaving
enough so the clerks could make change
the next morning.
After making a careful examination
Mr. Stabler is convinced that the
burglar must have had a key that
would unlock one of the doors as there
is no sign of an entrance having been
made in any other way
Mr. Stabler says that lie found an
envelope near one of the registers the
next morning and that he will not pub
lish the name on It or prosecute, if the
thief will return the money.
There will be a meeting of the sub
scribers to the contract to organize and
conduct a Chautauqua in Hillsboro,
Ohio, in the summer of 1915, on next
Monday evening, Sept. 28, 1914, at 7
o'clock, at the Court House, for the
purpose of electing officers, establish
ing rules and regulations, doing any
and all things required to effect an
organization for conducting said Chau
tauqua, and for any purpose relative
At the same time and place there
will be a meeting of the subscribers to
a similar contract for the year 1914,
for the purpose of winding up the
business of the Hlllsboro Chautauqua
Association for the present year.
J. W. Watts, Pres.
J. Frank Wilson, Sec'y.
Sept. 23, 1014.
Miss Ruth Cole spent Sunday with
friends in Dayton.
UI TL Ur LM LLf
Attendance is 804, Increase
of 16 Over Last Year
212 in High School
S0A1E NEW FEATURES
Changes Made in Departmental
Work Seventy Seven Pat
terson Graduates Enter
The Hillsboro public schools opened
Monday with a total enrollment of 804
This is 16 more than last year.
The high school has 212 pupils, al
most equally divided as between the
boys and girls, there being four more
girls than boys. Seventy seven Box-well-Patterson
graduates have entered
the high school. This is eleven more
than last year Last year 36 students
graduated from the Eighth Grade and
34 of them have entered the high
In the grades at the Washington
building there are 105 pupils.
The enrollment at the Webster
building ,s 373 and at the Lincoln
Supt. Patterson states that a most
excellent spirit prevails throughout
the school and that already every thlrg
is running smoothly He predicts a
most profitable year.
In talking over school conditions
Wednesday morning with a represen
tative of the News-Herald Prof.
Patterson spoke of the following
changes and Improvements which will
be of interest to the people of Hllls
boro: Miss tlodson, who for several years
has been teaching the eighth grade,
will have charge of the Fifth Grade
this year. This change was made as
It was considered advisable to drop the
Fifth Grade from the departmental
work and add to it the Eighth, making
the Sixth, Seventh and Eighth Grades
In this work Instead of the Fifth, Sixth !
and Seventh The Eighth Grade was
moved from the Washington to the
Webster building and the room former
ly used by it is now used by the high
The high school dismisses each after
noon at 2 45 but ail pupils who ne;d
help In their work will be required c
remain for an hour and receive help
from one of the teachers. The names
of those requiring help will be read
out each afternoon. The teachers will
take turns in doing this work.
An application for a state normal
school here has been filed but probably
will not be established before Sept.
1915 on account of lack of room. For
the normal school the state pays all
expenses up to $1000 a year.
The repairs and improvements are
almost completed at the Washington
building and it does not look like the
The skylight In the assembly room
has transformed tills from a dark,
gloomy place where artificial light
must be used almost continually to a
study room which Is ideal so far as
lighting Is concerned. Some slight
changes have also made the halls much
lighter. All this work cost $240 For
several years the light bill has
amountHd to $80 a year, which In three
years will pay for the Improvement
The boys toilet has been fixed and is
as nearly sanitary as such a lace can
be made. The walls are of keen ce
ment and the floor Is cemented. The
janitor will Hood the place with a hose
and scrub it each day. The plumbing
cost $520 and the cement floor $80.
For the first time In thirteen years
the walls of the building have been
painted and the woodwork varnished.
Tiie walls are a light green and ceil
Plans for the Webster building have
been completed and submitted to the
state officials for approval. As soon
as posslbletblds will be taken and the
bonds sold. The people are asked to
be patient in regard to this work as it
will be pushed as rapidly as possible
For the first time an official depos
itory has been secured for the school
, funds. In competitive bidding the
Farmers & Traders National Bank
wasseltcted, paying 2 per cent on
'daily average balances. This It Is es
I tlmated will add about $150 to the
revenues of the school. By It a sav-
ing of $225 is made as the corporation
i treasurer does not handle the
funds and secure fees of 1 per cent, as
The charge to Boxwell Patterson
students has been increased from $24
l to $35. This will this year mean an
added revenue for the schools of $847
This year for the first time $535 of
the palary of the superintendent will
be paid bv the state.
Prof. Patterson is confident that
this year it will be pssslble to run t he
choois upon the revenues received.
To w,,om Pald and For What
I plirnn(.p thp Mnnm, nf Hm
County is Expended.
D. M. Evans, burial Louisa Day, $75
John Cunningham, laundry, $3.
C. A. Moberly, soldiers bur com, 81.
Remington Typewriter Co., sup, 75c
Hillsboro Gazette Co. sup , $53 75.
Clark P. Ogden, electrical work, $2.10
Hlllsboro Ice Co., Ice, $0 50.
Ohio Law Reporter, supplies, $3.
Central Union Tel. Co., rent and
tolls, $7 OS
W. II Stanage & Co,, supplies, $10.
J. B. Worljy, telegram to Athens,25
Frank Zlnk, minting $7.
J. E. Hopkins, labor, $3.50.
Arthur Berry, labor, $10.
Earhart & Earhart, lumber, $7.50.
Frank Sharp, repairs Salem, Union
and Dodson tps , $156.
Henry S Pence, repairs, $4.
Sam Walker, masonry of Jackson,
tp , $41 50.
Clint Roush, damages roadway, $10.
Dodson, Wardlow & Smith, masonry
Salem and Paint. $360.38
A. K. Grandle, concoete Fairfield,
Lewis Berger, lumber, $44.55.
Erret Smith, concrete Hamer
tp., $120 80.
G. W. Tedrick, masonry New Mar
ket, $177 85.
W. N. Carr, cement Liberty and
White Oak, $131.09.
H. F. Tedrick, stone masonry
Salem, $114 80.
Dodson & Wardlow, concrete mason
ry Salem, $9 20.
W. E. Leininger, stone masonry
Moberly & Mlnke, stone sewer
heads Clay, $47.
F. W. Coyner, lumber, $284 13.
Dan Turner, lumber, $64.36.
John V. Sanders, lumber, 35.20
John A. Scott, repairs, $1.25
John S Leaverton, repairs. $20 10.
W. B. Jacks, supt. pay roll, $705 01.
Frank Zlnk, labor, $10.
Albert Pearce, supt. pay roll, ?103 80
C. R Pendle, supt. pay roll, $244 50.
A. T. Shook, supt pay roll, $72.75.
Henry S. Pearce, supt pay roll,
Clias. W West, supt. psy roll, fcb7
W. A. Charles, supt. pay roll, 343 50
L E Starr, supt. pay roll, $3
A O. Shimp, supt pay roll, S15
C. M. Igo. supt paj roll. $14.95
J T. Morrow, supt pay roll, Sj9 50.
Wm Leaverton, supt pay roll, $52 S7
.Ino Waddell, Mipt. pay roll, 7ul
A. O. Barrett, supt. pay roll, $292 5
A. Mercer, supt. pay roll, $31 5u
J. D. Bobbitt, fees coroner inquest
Susan Clouser, $8.
Mtr'e Edwards, witness fee, $1.
V. B McConnaughey, witness fees
iriqut.-t Susan Clouser, $1.
J. D Bobbitt, coroners's fees, in
quest Dewey and Bonney, $13 55
A. A. McNicol, witness fees inquest
Dewey and Bonney, 81.
Allie Roberts, witness fees Inquest
Dewey and Bonney, $1
J. D. Bobbitt, coroner's inquest ot
Walter Johnson, $9.
Witness fees, inquest Walter John
Feibel Bros., clothing for jail 310 94
L. A. Snrber, F. T. P. No. 80, $10
The rally of the Baptist Bible School
was very gratifying to those interest
ed. The attendance was 218 and $150
was raised toward the Recreation
Hall. Tiie regular services for next
Sunday are Bible School at 9. Preach
ing by the pastor at 10:30 and 7 The
Young People's Service at 0:15 At
the Wednesday evening meetings a
devotional study of The Parables of
Our Lord will be taken up. The pub
lic is invited to all services.
Death of Mrs. Catherine Miller.
Mrs. Catherine Miller, widow of n.a
late C A. Miller, died at her home
on South High street at 1 o'clock Mon
day morning She was 72 years and 3
months old and death resulted fron a
cerebral heraorhage which she sutfer
ed on the preceilng Thursday.
The funeral services were held at
the home Wednesday afternoon at i
o'clock, conducted by Dr. Earl R.
hlutz. Burial was made at New Mar
ket. She Is survived by one daughter,
Miss Elizabeth, and one son, Van B.
Miller, both of Hillsboro.
That funny "Nicodemus" Glynn,
the Incomparable Charley Gano, and a,
strong corps of comical end men,
dancers and fun folks next Friday,
Sept. 25, at Bell's Opera House with
Coburn's Greater Minstrels, the most
reliable enjoyable and Drosresslvn
minstrel attraction to be seen this sea
son. This is an all new production
and program throughout. The biggest
and best ever carried by tills well
known manager. Ills cuaranrf, John.
I hind every ticket purchased. You all
know them. Don't forget the date, ad?