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HILLSBORO, OHIO, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15, 1914.
VOL. 79. NO. 27
HARDING WILL SPEAK
In a Number of The Towns
Highland County, October
Warren G. Harding, Republican
candidate for U S. senator, will make
a speech making tour of the northern
and eastern sections of Highland
county, tomorrow, ne will be accom
panied by Hon. C. 0. Kearns, of
Rit.avla, candidate for congress in this
district, and other prominent Repub
licans. The Itinerary of the party Is as
Highland 8 10 a m.
Leesburg 8.45 a. m.
Ralnsboro 10 a. m.
New Petersburg 10.45.
Greenfield 1 p. m.
Mr. Harding and party will go from
Greenfield to Blanchester and from
filanchester to Lebanon for a right
Mr. Harding Is one of the most
pleasing and able public speakers in
Ohio today and everyone who possibly
can should hear him discuss the issues
before the people. To vote intelli
gently voters should hear all sides of
Miss Ruth Cole, who has been mak
ing her home with Mr. and Mrs. E. II
McOlure for several months, and
James Fislar, of Seymour, Ind., were
quietly married at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. McClure Saturday evening.
Dr. W. H. Shields performed the
Mrs. Fislar during her short resi
dence here made many friends, being
a most attaactive and charming young
Mr. Fislar Is engaged in the harness
business in Seymour, Ind.
Mr and Mrs. McClure gave a very
delightful party In honor of the bride
and groom on Monday evening.
Mr. and Mrs. Fislar left Wednesday
morning for Seymour, Ind., where
they will make their home.
Forum Again Changes Hands.
H. W. Barnes, of Cincinnati, will on
Monday next take over the Forum
Theater, now operated by Leslie E.
Carey under whose management dur
ing the past eight months this house
has done a very successful business.
Mr. Barnes is a man of wide experi
ence in the show business In general
and the moving picture field particu
larly. He was for several years con
nected with large Cincinnati interests
and for the past two years has opera
ted theaters in Columbus. He is a
son of W. P. Barnes of the Commer
cial Bank, at Washington C. H. Mr.
and Mrs. Barnes will make Hillsboro
their home. Among other improve
ments Mr. Barnes will Install one of
the famous Wurlltzer Orchestras.
Falls and Breaks Leg1.
John Yeakle, of Bloomington, 111.,
stage carpenter of Kibble & Martin's
Uncle Tom Cabin Co., broke both
bones In his left leg while here Satur.
day night. The accident occurred
after the night performance. Mr.
Yeakle was leaving the opera house.
He opened a door at the rear of the
building and thinking he was on the
ground floor stepped out into the
darkness. The door was on a landing
about ten feet from the ground and
he fell this distance breaking both
bones in his left leg between the knee i
and ankle. Physicians were called'
and the broken bones set. Mr. Yeakle .
is a brother-in-law of John Benning-
ton, of Hoaglands, and was taken to
his home Sunday and will remain
their, until he is again able to join the
company. He Is getting along as well
as could be expected. He is about 50
Henry R. Ervin and Miss Mary
Schwelnsberger were quietly married
at the Parish House of St. Mary's
Episcopal church Tuesday evening at
5.30, Rev. L. E. Durr officiating.
They left immediately after the cere
mony for a wedding trip to Detroit,
Mich. They will return the last of
this week. ,
The wedding was a compjete surprise
to the many friends of the young people
no one having an intimation that it
would occur unti after it was over, '
except the members of their immedi
ate family I
Mr. and Mrs. Ervin are two of Hills
boro's most popular young people. '
Mr. Ervin Is the senior partner of
Ervin & Bragoo Garage Co. and one
of the prominent and successful busi
ness men of the town,
Mrs. Ervin is a most charming young
lady, pretty and attractive. She is the
youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs. Ervin will make their
home with the bride's parents.
- COURT NEWS
IS ALL HERE
I WO NeW Cases Were riled
in Common Pleas Court
During Past Week
SUIT TO CONTEST WILL
Of Catherine Goux, Deceased and
to Set Aside Deed to Her
Earl Kittrell Sent to
Two new cases were filed in the
Common Pleas Court during the past
Lena Alexander against Henry M.
Purdy, executor of the last will and
testament of Catherlnei Goux, deceased,
Noah Goux, Charles Goux, James Joel
ry, Julia Crable, Clarice Dyer and
Louisa Purdy is a suit to break the
will of Catherine Goux, deceased. The
defendants with the exception of Hen
ry M. Purdy are children of Catherine
Goux and he is a son-in law. The
plaintiff is a daughter. The petition
states that Catherine Goux died on
March 10, 1014 and that the paper
purporting to be her will was executed
on March 12, 1914. Under the will all
of the property of Catherine Goux is
left to her son, Noah, subject to the
following bequests: James Jodry,
Clarice Dyer and Julia Crable, each
$25; Louise Purdy $100; Lena Alexan
der $200 ; Charles Goux, $1. The inven
tory and appraisement of the estate
places the value of all the property
The other suit is also brought by
Lena Alexander and Is against fhe
same parties. In this suit she asks
that a deed of Peter Goux to Catherine
Goux for 56 acres of land in Clay town
ship be set aside. The deed was exe
cuted Sept. 3, 1013. The plaintiff says
that at the time Peter Goux signed
and acknowledged the deea he was un
fit mentally and physically to perform
such an act and that he was also under
undue mental restraint at the time of
people Interested in having the deed
made. Wherefore plaintiff prays that
the alleged deed be declared null ond
void and be held of no effect.
SENT TO REFORMATORY.
Earl Kittrell, under indictment for
horse stealing, pleaded guilty Monday
and was given an indeterminate sen
tence at the Mansfield State Reforma
tory. He is one of the colored boys
who stole a horse from the pasture of
Jesse Spence, near New Petersburg,
Probate Court Proceedings.
Charles Lough, admr of the estate
of Bert Lough, filed report of sale of
bank stock. Same confirmed.
Chas. Lough, admr of the estate of
Bert Lough, filed report of private sale
pf personal property. Same confirmed.
W. A. Arnott and J. M. Arnott, exrs
of the estate of Mathes Arnott, filed
statement in lieu of an account.
Conard Roads, gdn of Frances E.
Pepple, filed first account.
Robert Schlerlng, of Hamilton, and
Amelia Roberts, of Mowrystown.
Starley Daugherty, of Hillsboro, and
Olive Penwell, of Rainsboro.
Orval Storer and Nellie Farr, both
Benton Chaney and Bertha Morgan,
both of Lynchburg.
Noali H. Miller, of Washington C.
H., and Florence Little, of Greenfield.
James G. Fislar, of Seymour, Ind.,
and Ruth B. Cole, of Hillsboro.
Methodist Church Notice.
0 a. m.. Sundav School, classes for i
all, Leander Detwiler, Supt 10.30 a.
m., address by Dr. J. Y. Jensen, of
Cincinnati Junior League and Cate
chism Class postponed on account of
absence of the pastor at the Fairfax
temperance meeting. Preaching by
the pastor at 7 p. m. Subject "The
Chorus". This being the fourth in
the series of six on "The Music of Mar
The Music of Married Life.
"Tho Chorus" will be the subject of.
Rev. Slutz's address Sunday evening
au i... iuouwumau wmicii. J.I.OSB ai-,
roauj givou iu kiiu sariea nave ueen
"The Solo" "The Duet" "The Trio".
The fifth and sixth will be "Discord"
1 and "Harmonv". Some of the tonics
to be considered Sunday evening are
as follows: "Brothers and Sisters"
"Letting Children Get Their Own
Gaits" "How to 'raise' a Child" "A '
Good Word For the Bad Bov" "Tim '
Ennui of Childhood".
GOOD ROADS CONGRESS
Program Which Has Been Ar
ranged For All Day Meeting
at Court House Saturday.
Alt arrangements have been com
pleted for the Good Roads Congress to
J be held here Saturday, Oct. 17. The
I program which is given below is one
of exceptional merit. The congress
will be under the auspices of the Hills
boro Business Men's Association and
will be held In the Cojrrt Room.
it win be an all day meeting, com-
mencing at 10.30 in the morning
Every person interested In good roads
should attend this meeting and any
who are In do.ubt or are opposed should
hear the good roads side of the ques
tion. The go3d roads issue Is one of the
mist Important matters before the
people today and directly effects every
The program follows :
Meeting Called to Order by the Chairman
Welcome Addreis Geo. L Qarrett
Illustrated Lecture on Good Roads;
A. W. Smith,
of the State Highway Department.
Meeting Called to Order by the Chairman
Ten Minutes Discussion of Highland County
Roads Pr Neal B. Jones, Leesburg
Round Table Discussion on 1 Mill Tax Levy
For Good Roads, Conducted by W A,
Teter, Auditor of Highland County.
Lecture George P. Rudlslll,
Director of Ohio Good Roads Federation
C. O. MunLUACii, Chairman.
J. S. Keslkr, Sec'y.
O. N. Sams, C. M. Kerns, O F. Clarke,
The campaign for state wide prohi
bition in Highland county is in full
blast and meny meetings have been
On Friday of next week the famous
Edward Sisters and P. C. Gilbert, of
the State Antl-Sa'oon League will
make a tour of the county, holding
ten meetings. The Edward Sisters
have a national reputation in temper
ance work. They are known as the
Welsh Quartette and have beautiful
voices. They were active in the state
wide prohibition campaigns in West
Virginia, Virginia and Tennessee.
Mr. Gilbert is reported to be one of
the strongest speakers connected with
the Anti-Saloon League. They will
hold meetings at Leesburg, Highland,
Samantha, Careytow n, Lynchburg,
Hillsboro, Dallas, Ralnsboro, New
Petersburg and G reenfield. The Hills
boro meeting will be at noon and the
Greenfield meeting at night.
The following street meetings have
been arranged for Saturday night:
Rev. Zeler, Hillsboro ; Rev. Horter,
The meetings for Sunday are as
Rev. Nellls, Careytown, 2 p. m.
Roy Haynes, Pike Chapel, ,2 p. m. ;
Samantha, 7 p. m.
Dr. Rhoten, Sugartree Ridge, 2 pm.
Dr. McAdow, Folsom, 2 p. m.
Judge Wilson and E. O. Hethering
ton, New Petersburg, 2 p. m.
Carey Roush, Dunn's Chapel, 2 p. m.
W. C. Norviel, Highland, 2 p. m.
Rev. Slutz, Fairfax, 2 p. m.
Dr. Jones, Buford, 2 p. m.
Rev. Emerick, Rainsboro, 2 p. m.
Dallas, 7 p m. ; Falrview, 2 p.m.;
Dodsonvllle, 7 p. m. ; Danville Re
form, 7 p. m. ; East Monroe, 2 p. m. ;
Centerfield, 2 p. m.
Challenge to Wets.
Inasmuch as the liquor people have
sent personal letters to the voters who
have signed the dry petitions in order
that they might consider both sides of
the question, I hereby challenge the
liquor element to a debate upon the
following proposition: "Resolved that
the voters of Ohio should adopt the
Prohibition amendment and defeat
the Home Rule proposal."
You have the privelege of securing
any man In the state of Ohio to de
fend the wet side. Here is your chance
because it will call out an audience of
soveral hundred people
All the time
asked is simply time enough to ad
vertise the meeting. Do you believe
your argument or will you show the
white feather? John O. Emrick,
Presbyterian Rally tor Men.
On Friday, Oct. 10, at 7:30 there will
be a special rally of Presbyterian men
at the church. There will be a social
time with refreshments and short
speeches about the table.
Plans for the winters work will be
madeanditls highly necessary that
every presbyterlan man should be
The young men above 18 years are
specially Invited to come out and help.
There Is work for all.
Mr. and Mrs. William Daniels, of
Knox, Ind., and Mr, and Mrs. Edward
Daniels and daughter, of Kewanna.
Ind.. are vlsltlnsr Mr. and Mrs. C. W.
Fairley, and other relatives here.
Of "Red" White Brings Victory
to Hillsboro Over Muldoons
by Score of 2 to I.
The game Sunday at the Fair
Ground which was advertised as the
last game of the season with the Mul
doom of Cincinnati resulted in a vic
tory for Hillsboro by the score of 2 to
1. It was some ball game. "Red"
White did the twirling for Hillsboro
' and the Muldoons will tell you he had
everything. The only run made by
1 the visitors was In the ninth and was
due to three errors. Some idea of the
class of Red's work Sunday can be had
when you know he struck out ten and
only allowed four hits. It was cer.
talnly a pleasure to see him work and
a better or more cleverly pitched game
win suiuom oe seen.
The visitors were a fast, aggressive
set and put up a good game In the
field but were helpless on the offensive.
When Hillsboro ask id their manager
for the game he said they would come
if Hillsboro thought they could Inter
est them. The result proved that vi e
could not only Interest but defes-t
Not satisfied with the result of the
game Sunday they .have asked to come
back again next Sunday and the game
has been scheduled. The Muldoons
will undoubtedly try to bring up even
a stronger team than last Sunday In
the hope of getting revenge.
"Red" White will again pitch for
Hillsboro and Hillsboro rooters are
pinning their faith on him to repeat.
The locals put up a sloppy game in
the field Sunday. The two errors of
Reece at third, however, were excusa
ble as he injured his right hand early
in the game and was playing under
Fisher also was injured, turning his
ankle sliding to second in the seventh
inning and had to retire.
The score :
AB II PO A E
T. White, cf 4 0 10 0
Emery, c 4 0 11 4 0
Moorhead, If 2' 1 0 0 0
K White, p 2 10 3 1
Rogers, lb 2 1 10 0 1
Fisher, rf 3 3 0 0 0
West, rf 0 0 0 0 0
McCall, ss 3 0 2 11
Hecker. 2b 3 0 12 1
Reece, 3b 3 0 2 0 2
Total 2G 6 27 10 0
Kaucher, cf 4 110 0
Reuther, rf 3 0 10 0
Kenderman, ss 3 0 5 2 0
Fisher. If 3 0 3 0 0
Jlng, lb 3 0 8 2 0
Burtmnk, 2b 4 2 3 0 0
Nordman, 3b 3 2 111
Pack, c 3 0 2 2 0
Bacon, p 3 0 0 10
Total 29 4 24 14 1
Hillsboro 100J0000X 2
Muldoons 000000001 1
Struck out by White 10 ; by Bacon
2 ; First on balls off White 2 ; Double
plays Burbrlnk to Kinderman; White
to Emery to Rogers ; Hit by pitcher
Moorhead ; Time of game 1 hr. 35 min.
Fred Bennett had his eyes filled
with dry paint scraps Saturday night,
being temporarily blinded. He was
helping' with the setting of the stage
scenes for the Uncle Tom Cabin Show
at the Opera House and was in the
left wing of the stage. Several elec
tric light globes in the set of lights
near the celling at the back of the
stage bursted. The falling glass from
the globes struck the canvass hangings
throwing the dry paint and dirt from
them in every direction many of the
pieces going into Mr. Bennett's eyes.
He was taken to the office of a physl
clan and the particles removed. He
suffered no ill effects from the acci
dent, but it waa very painful for a
Robert Hopkins, who lives near
Danville, was in a bad runaway acci;
dent Friday night. His buggy was
smashed up but Mr. Hopkins foru
nately escaped without Injury. Mr.
Hopkins wasdrlvlng home from Hills
boro. As he was going down the Am
brose hill o i the Danville pike just
west of town, one of the holdback
straps on the harness broke. Thlsal
owed the buggy to run against the
horse frightening it. The horse start
ed to run, upsetting the buggy and
throwing Mr. Hopkins to the ground. j
A friend of Mr. Hopkins who came
along shortly after the accident oc
curred took him home. The buggy
with the exception of the shafts were
found at the foot of the hill, but the
horse was not found until the next
mornlncr. Frank Taylor who lives
near the scene of the accident finding '
it In his shed the next morning.
Prof. Al. Shannon and family who
have been living at Castalla, where
Prof. Shannon was superintendent of
the public schools, have moved to
their farm near Berrysvllle.
On Speech Making Tour of
This County Despite
Ably Handled, Liquor and Pro
hibition Amendments Being
James R. Garfield, Progressive can
didate for governor, made a speech
making tour of Highland county on
Tuesday. Although the weather was
very bad he was met by large and en
thusiastic crowds at every stop. The
weather and the condition of the roads
made It Impossible for him to go to all
the towns advertised and several
meetings had to be cancelled.
The first meeting was held at
Mowrystown. Here he was met by a
numner of local Progressives, and the
candidates on the county ticket. The
Hillsboro Ladies Band accompanied
The steady rain falling made It
necessary tc hold all of the meetings
In Hillsboro the meeting was held
in the Court Room and It was packed.
In this speech Mr. Garfield gave
almost his entire time to the discus
slon of the liquor and state wide pro
hibition amendments and woman's
suffrage. He is a pleasing, logical ai.d
After a few Introductory remarks
he took up the "Home Rule" amend
ment of the liquor interests. First
touching upon the evils of the liquor
business he then told what he consid
ered would be the effects of this
amendment. Not only, In his opin
ion, would it repeal the county local
option law, but practically every regu
latory law effecting the business ex
cept local option for cities and vll
lages. Ho admitted that able lawyers
disagreed as to its effect, some stating
that all that would be done would be
to repeal county local option and pre
vent the legislature from passing a
law for state wide prohibition. A
provision which was so ambiguous
and uncertain that lawyers disagreed
about i s meaning before hand he said
should not be written into the con
stitution. If all the liquor people
wanted to do by this amendment was
to repeal county local option, why, he
asked, did not they state it in a form
any one could understand.
The state wide prohibition amend
ment he stated was so plain no one
could doubt its meaning, prohibiting
the sale or manufacture of liquor
within the state.
He next took up the position of the
poll'. leal parties of the state upon this
question. The Democratic party was
openly and avowedly for the license
and regulation of the liquor business,
he stated ; that Its position was that
it was necessary to have the $6,000,000
of revenue received from the business
to conduct public aiialrs ; that the
liquor business controlled the Demo
cratic party ana the party was in open
alliance with the saloons, breweries
and distilleries. The fallacy of the
argument in regard to revenue, he
stated, was shown by the fact that
taxes had decreased and business im
proved in every municipality, county
or state where prohibition had been
The Republican party while not in
as open alliance as the Democratic
party with the liquor business, he
said, was as much under its control ;
that tho wets of Cleveland, Columbus,
Dayton, Cincinnati and the other
large cities dominated its actions. In
proof of this statement he cited the
Republican platform and the action
of the platform convention In refus
ing to adopt as a part of its liquor
plank the request of Mr. Willis, Its
candidate for governor, that ther
would be no backward step in temper
ance legislation, ne ridiculed the
position of Mr. Willis on the temper
ance question, who he said, although
repeatedly asked to say, for a
month and a half where he stood.
continually refused to answer the I
questions ; that it was only when he i
found he was losing thousands of dry
Republicans did he take any stand
and then only to say that as a citizen
he would vote dry, but as a candidate
he would take no sides. This, Mr,
Garfield alleged, was only a play for
both the dry and wet vote ; that Mr.
Willis was trying to placate and hold
tiiu 141 jo ujr oajui iiu wuuiu vuto ury
and trying to hold the wets by giving
'them the impression that as a candi
TO REVIEW TAX RATE
Meetings Will Be Held Next Week
in Paint, Union, Penn and
A review of the tax rates of Hamer,
Union, Penn and Paint townships will
be made by the Budget Commission
next week. This action is taken upon
the order of the State Tax Commis
The Budget Commission reconvened
Monday and organized by selecting
Prosecuting Attorney N. Craig Mc
Brlde as chairman. The other mem
bers are Auditor W. A. Teter and
Mayor James A Wllkins.
The order from the Tax Commis
sion stated that this action was deem
ed necessary on account of complaints
received in regard to the rates in these
Meetings will be held In these town
ships by the Budget Commission to
confer with the local taxing officials
and give the taxpayers an opportunity
to be heard. The schedule of the
meetings is as follows :
Hamer At Danville Oct. 20
10 a. m.
Union At Russell Oct. 20 at 2 p
Penn At Samantha Oct. 21
10 a. m.
Paint At Rainsboro Oct. 22
2 p. m.
A Box Supper will be held at the
Fairfax M. E. church Saturday night.
Oct. 17. Proceeds for benefit of church.
Miss Dora Butler returned Sunday
from a two months visit with relatives
in Colorado and Missiourl.
Mrs Montgomery, of Decatur, W3 3
the guest of Mrs. P B Zlnk from Sat
urday until Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. Montgomery, of Buf
falo, N. Y., will arrive here today for
a visit with Col and Mrs. L. B. Boyd.
Mrs. Mary Kempf, of Milwaukee,
Wis., who has been visiting Mr. and
Mrs. E. O. Iletherlngton, has return
The Elks have rented the second
floor of the Ervin Garage building on
S. High street and will move from the
Iron Clad building to their new quar
ters the first of November.
Judge and Mrs. T. M. Watts have
had as their guests for several days
Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Watts, of Peebles,
W. V. Watts, of Waverly, and Major
and Mrs. T J. Yates, of Lynchburg.
G. G. O. Pence, W. C. Cowman
Henry Johnson, Howard Seweli,
Frank A. Lemon and Mr. and Mis. C.
M Kerns are attending the Knight
Templar Conclave in Columbus. Mr.
Lemon is the delegate from the local
Mrs. Margaret Ballentine, aged 77,
died at her home on E Walnut street
Monday morning. She had been i 1
only a few days with heart trouble.
The funeral was held Wednesday af
ternoon at the late residence, con
ducted by Dr Earl R. Slutz. Burial
was made In the Hillsboro cemetery.
date, he would act as the party leaders
desired and the wets knew the party
leaders were their friends. He asked,
if a cause was worth voting for If Ic
was not worth fighting for. Illustra
ting the position of Mr. Willis on this
question he asked some old soldiers
who were sitting near, if during the
war their captain said to them, "Boys
there Is a fort I want you to take.
You go on and do the tichtlns? and If
you can win I will come up after
wards ana noid it and take the glory "
The action of Mr. Bryan in comlug
into Ohio and making speeches for
the wet Democratic ticket and refns.
ing to advocate the cause of prohibi
tion, ne said, had lost Mr. Brvan
thousands of admirers. Mr. Bryan
who had preached prohibition from
the pulpit and chautauoua nlatfnrm
declining to advocate it in Ohio for
political reasons was a sad sight.
In conclusion he contrasted the
stand of the Progressive party with
that of the two old parties. Its plat
form clear and unequivocally for pro
hibition and woman's suffrage, its
candidates openly espousing both
causes, not trying to catch votes of
all classes and conditions, but only
asking those who believed in what
they stood for to vote the ticket.
ne invited any one present to ask
any questions they desired and assur
red them that he would answer them
without evasion: that while he might
he wrong In his position he would tnll
them where he stood.
After the speech many took advan
tage of the opportunity to shake Mr.
Garfield by the hand and congratulate
him on his address ne could, how
ever, remain only a few minutes as he
nau to uu nis other engagements.
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