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HILLSBORO, OHIO, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8, 1914.
VOL. 79. NO. 26
HARD ONE TO LOSE NEGRO KILLED
GRAND JURY REPORTS
Hillsboro Defeated by Winchester
in Close and Exciting Game
To Whom Paid and For What
Purpose the Money of the
County is Expended.
Wednesday Afternoon Returning"
Nine Indictments-Two New
Next Tuesday Starting at
Mowrystown and Clos
ing at Greenfield
SPEAKS HERE AT NOON
Is Progressive Candidate For Gov
ernor and Able Speaker
Where and When He
James B. Garfield, Progressive can
didate for governor, accompanied by
several other prominent Progressives,
will make a speech making tour of
Highland county next Tuesday.
The party will make the, trip In
automobiles. They will be In Brown
county Monday and will be met at the
Highland county line early Tuesday'
morning by a number of local Progres
sives. The first meeting of the day will be
held at Mowrystown at 8.30 that morn-1
ing. The Hillsboro meeting will be at
noon on the Court House lawn and the
day's speech making will close with a
meeting in the Opera House at Green
field at 8 o'clock
The Ladies Band of Hillsboro will
accompany the party.
Mr. Garfield is one of the ablest and
most pleasing public speakers in the
state and members of all parties should
take advantage of the opportunity to
hear him discuss the public questions
of the day. He is making a tour of the
.state by counties and every where he
has been his meetings have been largely
attended. He is an earnest advocate
of state wide prohibition and is certain
to touch upon this vital issue . in his
addresses in Highland county.
For years Mr. Garfield has been
active and prominent in public affairs.
He served two terms as state senator
and was a member of President Roose
velt's cabinet, being Secretary of In
terior. I , this latter position he made
an enviable record, being one of the
leaders In the movement for the con
servation of national resources. He 1b
probably closer to Col. Roosevelt than
any man in Ohio. In his speeches in
Ohio last week Col. Roosevelt unequiv
ocally endorsed Mr. Garfield and urged
his election as governor.
The speech making itinerary of Mr.
Garfield in Highland county follows :
Buford 9 15. '
Dodsonville 10. 15.
Sinking Spring 3.
Make you arrangements so that you
can hear him at one of the places.
The engagement of Miss Edith
Smith, of this place, and C. Nelson
Sparks, of Chicago, was announced at
a beautif ully;appolnted luncheon given
by Miss Ruth Dawson Thursday after
noon. Miss Dawson in a happy man
ner told the guests of the approaching
As soon as the excitement caused by
the news had subsided the young ladles
extended their hearty felicitations to
the bride elect.
The wedding will occur the latter
part of November. They will make
their home in Hillsboro.
Miss Smith is the youngest daughter
of Mrs. James W. Smith. She is a
stately and beautiful blonde and her
many charms and graces have always
made her a favorite in social circles.
Mr. Spark's home is in Xenla but he
is now traveling for a farm implement
company and his headquarters are in
Chicago. He is a most pleasant, affa
ble and courteous gentleman and has
made many friends on his frequent
trips here. He has arranged with his
Except in ono particular the game
with Winchester Sunday afternoon was
fully u p to expectations. This particu
lar was that Winchester won by the
score of 4 to 2. Plenty of thrills were
provided for every one andwhlle sadly
disappointed in the result the large
crowd thoroughly enjoyed the game.
The visitors had strengthened espec
ially for this game, their battery, Mc
Whorter and McDanlel and their left
fielder E. Smith being Ohio State
Leaguers. McWhorter was one of the
star pitchers of that league this year.
He pitched a beautiful game allowing
only five hits and striking out seven.
Deakyne did the twirling for Hills
boro and while touched up pretty live
ly, kept the hits well scattered except
in the seventh, when four hits one for
three bases netted three runs. This
rally was started after two men were
Hillsboro pulled a rally in the ninth
but could not auite reach. Moorhead
first up met one square on the nose
and drove it on a line over the center j
fielders head. It was a beautiful drive
good for the circuit. After McCall
flev out to short, Fisher was given a
life on an error by O. Dixon. Rogers
then came through with a two bagger.
A clean single meant a tied score but
"Red" White popped gently to first
and Reece made the third out on a
grounder to R. Dixon at second.
The was a hard one to lose but a
beauty to watch.
The game next Sunday will be with
the Cincinnati Muldoons and an excit
ing contest is promised.
The score :
AB H PO A E
4 0 0 0 0
Fight Over Card Game on
Sunday Afternoon Ends
With Fatal Shooting
QUARREL WAS STARTED
By Alurdered Man After He Had
Lost His Money Both Men
Were Working on New
T. White, cf
McCall, ss& lb
K. White, ss
A colored workman by the name of
James Ford, who home was in Louis
ville, Ky., was shot and killed by an
other nego, named Clifford Porter,
during a quarrel over a card game at
Greenfield on Sunday.
Ford had just come from Kentucky
and was working on the new school
house which Is boing built at Green
field. Clifford Porter, who was also
employed on the building, and whose
home was supposed to be in Clncin
natl, came to Greenfield a few days
ago and was put to work. It seems that
it is the custom of the workmen, when
Saturday night comes, to go outside
the city limits of Greenfield, over Into
Ross county, and start a little card
game. This place is known as Ruck
er's Pond, ana It was here that the
shooting took place on Sunday after
noon about 3:45. There were quite a
number of workman in the game and
it seems that the negro, James Ford,
had won a considerable sum of money,
and that the other negro Porter, had
lost quite a sum.
As near as can be learned from the
bystanders, Ford got up from his seat
O. R. Keelor, labor, $4 3G.
J. A. Haros Mfg. Co., fencing, $7 20.
E. E Garen, repairs, $2
W. N. Carr, steel beam bridge, Con
C. D. Vance, labor, 15
J. 'A. McCall, labor, S750.
II. C Wise, labor, $8.
G. W. Reedy, lumber and labor, $8.40.
W. H. Ballentlne, cement, $57 76.
A. K. Grandle, labor Fair tp, $5.35.
W. N Carr, con mas Liberty, $133.25.
Gallon Iron Work, culvert, $17.04.
W.N.Carr.con mas Whlteoak,$212.45.
Dodson, Wardlow & Smith, steel
bridge, New Market, $247 50.
Delbert Bradley, damages, $30
Orval Storer, damages, $175
O. R Keelor, supt pay roll, $07.45
O. G. Suiter, supt pay roll, $5.25.
J. W. Bobbs, supt pay roll, $57.
R. W. Vance, supt pay roll, $55.20.
H. F. Tedrlck, supt pay roll, $130 75.
H. C. Wise, supt pay roll, $34.
H. W. Hunter, stone, $10 67.
George Fox, gravel, $10.60.
George Leibrock, labor, $6 40.
Mrs. R. Arthur, treasurer Children
D. M. Evans, burial, $27.50.
Keeping Indigent colored children,
Dan L. Sattertteld, board and wash
ing for prisoners, $355.39
Dan L Satterfield, Slier exp, $79.20.
James A. Wllkins, mayor's fees,
State vs B Gantz, $5 20.
W. H. Walker, marshal fees, State
vs B Gantz, $4.70.
Mack Sonner, asst marshal
State vs B. Gantz, $1 50.
Will Be Held in Hillsboro on
Saturday, October 17
WILL DELIVER ADDRESSES
Illustrated Lecture A Feature
Meeting is Held Under the
Auspices of Business
J and walked over to Porter and started
R. Dixon, 2b
O. Smith, lb
D. Dixon, 3b
E. Smith, If
U. Dixon, ss
12 3 4 5
Hillsboro 0 0 0 0 0
Winchester 0 0 0 10
Two base hits E. Smith, O. Smith,
R. Dixon, Rogers. Three base hits
D. Dixon. Home run Moorhead.
Struck out by Deakyne 4; by Mc
Whorter 7. Base on balls off Deakyne
3. Hit by pitcher McDanlel. Wild
pitch Deakyne. Umpire RIchter.
Fire Sunday Night.
The fire department was called Sun
day night to put out a fire that had
started in rubbish in the alley which
runs east and west at the back of the
Forum. No damage was done, all that
was burned being rubbish. The tire is
thought to have started by some one
carelessly throwing a lighted match or
a cigar or cigarette stump in the trash.
It la Impossible to find an easier place
for a fire to start than in this alley. It
is littered with paper, packing from
boxes and packages and rubbish of all
kinds. The fire Sunday night started
in a pile of straw, which had been used
as packing In boxes and bundles of
merchandise. The pile was probably
ten feet long by six feet wide and a
foot or two deep. It is criminally
careless for merchants to throw in the
alleys such easily Inflammable mate
rial. It Is dangerous not only to their
own place of business but to entire
business blocks. The city official whose
duty it Is to attend to such matters
should not only order the removal of
such, rubbish but see to it that his
orders are obeyed.
n ! a little quarrel over the money which
he owed him. After a little discussion
Ford drew a knife from his blouse and
made a slash at Porter. Thereupon
Porter got up from his seat ana a
tussel ensued. After fighting with
their fists for a time, it seems that
Porter threw Ford to the ground and
then drew a 38 calibre revolver from
his coat and took three shots at Ford,
who was lyinK on the cround. The
0 last shot took effect and went clear
through Ford's body, killing him in-
OVailVIa All Jt UIG IUCII U HIV Luju
left as soon as the fightcommenced ex
cept one man by the name of Bently.
It was from him that the particulars
of the quarrel were gotten
After the shooting the Porter fellow
walked back to the city of Greenfield,
and went to a doctor to have his
wounds dressed. After dressing his
wounds, he walked out and did not
seem in any hurry to get out of the
town. It seems that the authorities
did not make any attempt to get the
murderer for quite a while after the
shooting. When at last they did start
a search for him, it was found that he
had either skipped town or else had
gone into hiding insomeof the vacant
. About 6 o'clock a telephone message
was sent to this city for the coroner
to come to Greenfield. Coroner Frank
lin, Sheriff Stoker and Attorney Wal
ter Boulger left at once for the scene
of the shooting. A diligent search is
being made by the authorities tX
Greenfield for Porter, but as yet no
trace has been found of the murderer.
This afternoon Porter was caught
at Blanchester and is held there for
the Ross county authorities Chilli-
cothe Scioto Gazette.
The regular monthly meeting of
council was held Monday night.
The usual reports were made by the
different departments and a batch of
bills allowed. The only bills held up
were the ones of the Hillsboro Light
& Fuel Co. One of these was for
$239 70 for lighting the streets of the
town for the first twelve days of Sep
tember Tl e other was forj ight in t ha
city building and was for $6.90. While
the village was having streat
lights the company was paying for
light in the city building five cents
per killowatt. This bill was at the
rate of ten cents per killowatt The
Light Co. claimed that the live cent
rate only applied when the town was
paying for the street lights. Mr.
Head presented the proposition that
the special rate was given the village
because the Light Co. had the prlvi
lege of using the streets and alleys
for poles and wires and the bill was
laid on the table until this question
could be investigated.
Upon a petition presented by resi
dents of that neighborhood a pave
ment was ordered built in front of the
2ane property on North East street.
Residents on Muntz street petition
ed for a light on that street near John
son street, but as the town had no
lights at present the matter was laid
on the table until the light question
The old question of the outlet for
the sewer near the B. & O tracks was
again brought up and as usual referred
to the street committee.
The Altruistic will open the ensu-
Iner p.liih vnar nn TiVlrlav affcnrnnnn at.
company so that after his marriage he ' "Jorest Lawn" with Mrs. Richards.
can make Hillsboro his headquarters.
Bible school at 9 o'clock. Young
People's Meeting at 6.15. Preaching
by the pastor at 10.30 and 7 o'clock.
The ordinance of baptism will be
observed at the evening service.
U. B. Church.
Sunday School meets at 9:15 a. m.
Preaching at 10:30 a. m. Morning sub
ject, "The Picture of a Surrendered
Life." C. E. at 6 p. m. Preaching at
7 p. m. Subject "Leprosy a Type of
An interesting program will be pre
sented and some matter of importance
come before the organization,
members and friends are urged
The ladles of the Church of Christ
will hold a chicken dinner at the
church this evening, beginning
promptly at five o'clock.
Brown Sauce Mashed Potatoes
W. C. T. U. Market.
Through the kind liberality of our
editors every woman is solicited
through their papers instead of solic
iting in the usual way from house
All to house, to contribute to a market to
to be oe nelu ac aimon meters bruit store,
Saturday, October 10, beginning at 9
Sunday evening at the Methodist
church, Dr. E. R. Slutz will deliver
the third sermon in the series he is
preaching on the Music of Marrltd
Life. The subjects already treated
are "The Solo" and "The Duet." The
subject next Sunday will be "The
Trio." The remaining subjects "The
Chorus," "Discord" "Harmony."
Some of the sub-heads under "The
Trio" are as follows: "Elements of
Fatherhood," Elements of Mother
hood," "Teaching Life's Language to
Baby Lips." "In Search of a Mother,"
Large audience have been listening
to these practical sermons, and the
homes of Hillsboro are sure to be hap
pier because of this series.
What Highland county needs the
most Improved roads will be thor
oughly discussed from every angle at
the Good Roads Congress, to be held
In Hillsboro on October 17th, when
several out of town speakers schooled
in the good roads movement will be
present and assist local men in the
first steps toward educating the peo
ple of this county to the need of Im
Highland county has been somewhat
backward In taking a grlphold upon
this subject. This has not been due
to anything but backwardness on the
part of the Highland county citizen
ship. It Is a well known fact, that
whenever the people of a community
make demands upon its official for the
expenditure of funds for certain Im
provements, the officials invariably re
spond to that demand with an active
program. Officials are human beings,
loathe to take any chances with pub
lic funds until the tax payers them
selves ask that certain things be
The fact that the people in High
land county have remained blind to
the road betterment movement and
this because they have not received
the proper instruction and encourage
ment, has kept Highland county In
the mud. Now, there is going to be
something doing. And this start is
being made not by outside Influences,
but by men here at home who have
been awakened as to the conditions
surrounding them To that end a
Good Roads Congress has been organ
On that day George F. Rudlslll,
State Director of the Ohio Goad Roads
Federation, will be here to give an ad
dress upon the subject. He will cover
the ground fully and extensively,
showing what the county can do with
the proper forces organized. He will
show what is coming to the county
from state aid funds, and what should
be done on the part of the citizens and
their officials to obtain this money
and proceed with the Improvement of
Highland county highways. He will
likewise explain how our earth
roads can be kept in proper condition
economically. Mr. Rudisllll will be
accompanied by Mr. Arch W. Smith,
of the State Highway Department,
who will give an Illustrated lectin e on
the subject. Mr. Smith will show
what the department Is now doing all
over the state, and he will present
beautiful pictures to show Highland
county people what they are missing,
and what they can have with but a
little effort. The meeting will be ad
dressed by local men, and it is ex
pected that some real developments
of a substantial nature will be the re
sult. To e held under the auspices
of the Business Men's Association.
iC C. MunLiiACii, Chairman.
The grand jury reported Wednesday
afternoon at 2:30, having been In ses
sion sin e Monday morning.
Nine Indictments were returned
and four cases were ignored. Sixty
seven witnesses were examined.
The indictments returned are as
Chailes Shaper Shooting with In
tent to kill ; shooting with Intent to
wound. This offense was committed
in Brushcieek township on June 15.
Shaper shooting and seriously wound
ing Frank Davidson.
Charles Shaper Carrying concealed
weapons on Sunday as above shooting.
Leslie Williams, Arthur Whitley,
Earl Klttrell and Curtis Long. Each
for horse stealing. They are young
colored boys who stole a horse from
the field of Jesse Spence near New
Petersburg on July 21, 1914.
Arthur Whitley Is also indicted for
carrying concealed weapons, a revolver
being found on him when arrested fo
stealing the horse.
Two indictment were returned
against Roy Hudson each containing
two counts, the counts being shooting
at with intent to kill and shooting at
wi h Intent to wound The crime was
committed In Greenfield on Sept. 17.
Hudson shooting at Gerald Seward
and Mattie Seward with a rifle.
The grand Jury visited the county
jail and found it in good condition.
Two new cases were filed in the
Common Pleas Court during the past
R. C. Patterson asks for a judgment
of $1666 60 with interest, from April 5,
1907, against II. R, Barrett. The ac
tion Is on two promissory notes each
for $833 33. Both notes were executed.
April 5, 1907. one due in two years and
the other In three ears. The plain
tiff says that no pavments have been
made on either note.
William Gillespie, as administrator
of Samuel Gillespie sr., deceased, asks
for a judgment of $500 with six per
cent interest from Feb. 16, 1912,
against Ella M Gorman and David L.
Gillespie. The note was executed Feb.
3, 1911. signed by the defendants and
made payable to Samuel Gillespie,
now deceased. The plaintiff says that
the only credit on the note Is the
waiving of the interest due to Feb.
16, 1912 He, therefore, prays for a
judgment for the amount of the note
Greenfield, Hillsboro Pastors Ex
change. Saturday afternoon Dr. Swlnehart,
of Greenfield, and Dr. Slutz, of this
place, will start from their respective
parishes for Petersburg (not Petrograd)
There they will exchange automo
Regular Services will be held In the
Court House. Sunday School will be
gin at 9 o'clock sharp. No Intermis
sion between this and the morning
worship. The pastor will base his re
marks upon the Sunday School lesson.
In the evening the subject of the
sermon will be, "A Rich Fool. "Mens
Class will meet as usual in the Council
Chamber. Last Sunday sixty-two men
were present. This is about half of !
the enrollment. An effort Is being
made to have the entire class present
next Sunday. Let each one return
and endeavor to bring another.
You are Invited to attend any or all
of these services.
19th Wedding Anniversary
On Monday, Sept 2MT. and Mrs.
E. A. Walker, ol near Sugartree
Ridge, had been married 49 years. In
honor ot the occasion they and their
daughter, Miss Anna, entertained the
children, grand children and great
The sun was shining brightly as it
was 49 years ago. The bountiful.y
filled tables were spread under the old
apple tree In the yard of the old home
stead. Those present were Mr. and
Mrs. W. C. Walker and family, of
near Seaman, Mr. and Mrs. G N
Baker and family, of Winchester. Mr
and Mrs J. A. Eyler and two child
ren, of New Market, Mr. and Mrs. J.
M. West, of near Belfast, Mrs. M A.
Yeager and two children, of Xenla,
Mr. and Mrs. G. F. Dickey and son,
Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Walker and farahy,
Mr. and Mrs. Harry McCoy and two
children, Mr. and Mrs. Adamson and
two children, of Newport. Nine child
ren, twenty four grand children and
two greatgrandchildren were pres
ent, one daughter, six grand children
and one great grand child being ab
sent. As the sun was creeping tow ard
the golden west all returned to their
homes with a happy smile, hoping
that next Sept. 28th they should live
to return to help Mr. and Mrs. WaiKer
celebrate their golden wedding.
Methodist Church Notice.
10:30 a. m , preaching by Dr. F. M.
Swlnehart, of Greenfield. J
7 p. m., preaching by the Pastor,
Subject "The Trio."
o'clock, for the benefit of the Temper- j
ancp namnalirn. fVintrlhutnanvthlnor I
toeator money. Every woman who biles, Dr. Swlnehart coming to Hills-
n R Ahraham anrl MIko Thiirslnihoiio., in ommi effmo nr PrM,iM. Doro ana wur oiuiz going io ureen-
Young, of Prlcetown, were united In' tlon, or In both, doubtless will be glad fleld- -Each will address mass meet-
marrlace at the residence of and by to heln In everv wav thev can In their ,nBs on uie street aaiuraay nignt,
Rev. Frank Foust Tuesday evening, ! limited sphere as the issues of the
Oct. 0. Mr. Abraham Is one of Salem ' coming election are of such momen
township's prosperous school teachers tous interest to them. Remember
and Miss Young has been the operator ( we need buyers as well as contrlbu
at the Bell Telephone Exchange at tors. Do not forget the time or place
Danville for over a year. and let us do ourselves honor. Seo.
and will preach In exchanged pulpits
on Sunday morning. Dr. Swlnehart
! will speak at Middletown Sunday
I evening. Dr Slutz at the Clear
Creek church at 2:30 Sunday afternoon
and In his own pulpit Sunday evening.
The train on which Coburn's Min
strel troupe was making the trip from
Hillsboro to Lebanon one day last
week, met with' an accident In tli
yards near Cincinnati, and from news-1 Clen DeBruin leaves his home at
paper reports, tne minstrel car bore Winchester to-day, going to Virginia
Iia Itminl- nf tlin jtnlllrilnn I Ml I I. 1 - l . . '
Miss Nellie Shields returned Friday
from Clear Lake, Iowa, where she has
been telegraph operator during the
summer. Clear Lake Is a summer re
sort. Miss Shields left Tuesday for
West Carrollton where she has been
appointed telegraph operator.
the brunt of the collision. As HI luck
would have It, William Ganoand Mick
Glynn, the leading men of the party,
were the most badly hurt, both having
to be taken to the hospital. The en
gagement at Lebanon was canceled,
I but after a few days treatment, the
players were able to take up their
where he has engagements durlnir the
next month singing at several points.
After these are tilled he will go on to
San Antonio, Texas, where he will re
main the remainder of the season.
Mr. DeBruin sang at San AntoriV last
winter, where he became quite a favor
ite in musical lines Georgetown