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HILLSBORO, OHIO, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22, 1914.
VOL. 79. NO. 28
Three New Cases Filed During
Past Week and One Di
vorce Case Heard.
Three new cases were HI. d in the
Common Pleas Court during the past
Gene Sloan asks for a divorce from
Frank Sloan. The parties were mar-1
lied at Oskaloosa, Io., on Sept. 21,
1900 and have one child, Mildred, aged
6. The oUlntlff says that ihe defend
ant has been guilty of gross neglect of
duty having failed to provide her and
their child with clothing and that in
December 1913 he deserted them.
She' prays for divorce and the custody
of their child.
Delia M. Burton.accuses Carl Puck
ett of being the fattier of her unborn
Illegitimate child. She is van unmar
ried woman and lives in Dodn town
ship. The defendant gave oSsJd for
his appearance in court in the sum of
$400, A. C. Puckett and Perry Whit
acre signing the bond.
Clarence E. Richards against Charles
Richards comes on appeal from the'
probate court of Highland county t
Clarence E Richards made application
for the appointment of an administra
tor of E. F. Richards, deceased, who
was the father of defendant and the
grandfather of plaintiff. The defend
ant testified in the hearing before
the probate court that ills father had
no assets and that it was therefore un
necessary to have an administrator.
The plaintiff claimed that property
standing In the name of Charles Rich
ards really belonged to the estate of
E F. Richards. After hearing the
testimony the court refused to appoint
The suit for divorce of Grace L.
Simpkins against Frank E. Simpkins
was heard by Judge Newby Monday.
The defendant did not contest the
action. The ground upon which di
vorce was asked was gross neglect of
duty. Following his rule Judge New
by will not enter a decree for ninety
Dr. Harry Jenkins, one of the lead
ing young physicians of Washington,
C. H., committed suicide Friday night
by taking carbolic acid. His rash act
Is thought to have been done while
temporarily deranged, caused from an
accident suffered when a boy. Dr.
Jenkins was married on Sept. 30. 1914
to Miss Freda Black, of Sandusky, and
only been home from his wedding trip
a few days. Mrs. Jenkins was a particu
lar friend of Miss Marie McMulleri, of
this place, Miss McMullen attending
the wedding and playing the wedding
march. Miss McMullen went to
Washington Sunday to be with Mrs.
Jenkins, who was prostrated from the
shock of the terrible act and is in a
Great Temperance Orator.
On Sunday, Oct. 25, at 3 p. m., at
the Presbyterian church, Rev. Dr.
Dempster, of Urbana, will give his
great address, "The Disappearance of
Mr. Dempster conducted evangelis
tic meetings last winter in Hlllsboro
and made a great name for himself as
an earnest and fearless preacher. He
Is sought all over the state as a tern
perance orator of striking ability.
This is a rally for all the people of
HiUsooro of any or no church affilia
tion. Come and help with good citi
zenship. An offering will be received for the
bare expense of the meeting. Any
balance will be given to Highland
county temperance work.
Costellow's Grocery Robbed.
A burglar entered Costellow's Gro
cery on W. Main street Sunday night
and stole about -5 from the money
drawer in the rear of the room. The
money in the cash register in the front
of the store was not taken and Mr.
Costellow says that he has not found
anything missing from the stock
The burglar made Ills entrance
through a window in the rear of the
building. The upper sash was removed
from the casing and he climbed
through. The lower sash was nailed
down. The sash which had been re
moved was found leaning against the
back of the building the next morning.
The reason tbat Mr, Co3tellow is
certain that the burglary was com
mitted Sunday night is because Mr,
and Mrs. Clyde Trop who have an
apartment over the store were in the
yard back of tiie building several times
Sunday and must have seen the sash
had it been removed Saturday night
as it was against the steps they use in
coming down from their room's.
The thief was either scared away
before he got to the cash register or
lost his nerve.
Held at Opera House Satur
day Poorly Attended on
Account of Weather
AN ANIMATED DISCUSSION
Followed Paper of Auditor Teter
On One Mill Tax Levy
by State Speakers.
The Highland County Good Roads
Congress was held at Bell's Opera
House Saturday. The attendance was
small, many no doubt being kept away
on account of bad weather.
Charles C. Muhlbach acted as chair
man of the meeting.
The address of welcome in behalf of
the Business Men's Association was
delivered by Hon. George L. Garrett.
As usual he was happy in his remarks.
He laid particular stress upon the fact
that the meeting was non political,
the sole purpose being to have a dls-!
cusslonoftheroad problem In High-
land county ; to find out the needs of ,
the county and the ideas and views of
people from all sections as to the best
possible way to proceed to secure good
Following Mr. Garrett an illustrated
lecture on Good Roads was given by
Mr Smith, of the State Highway De
partment. He showed with the aid
of the pictures the modern way of
building roads, bridges and culverts
and said that he wanted to tell his
audience what they had probably
heard a thousand times that the most
Important tiling in building a road
was drainage. He had pictures of
roads before and after they had been
repaired. The split log drag for dirt
roads and how It should be used was
The first talk in the afternoon was
by Dr Neal B. Jones, of Leesburg, on
Highland County Roads. Dr. Jones
said that the roads of Highland county
were bad, abominably bad, inexcusa
bly bad. This was the theme of his
t ak onwhich he enlarged consldera-'
V.I.. rt nH,mnlH M,o Innraicori lnvir '
of one mill for road purposes
Following Dr. Jones, a most inter
esting and instru tive paper was read
by Auditor W. A. Teter on the In
creased Levy of One Mill for Road
Purposes in Highland County. This
paper will be found in another column
and should be read by everyone.
The tax levy question was then
opened for general discussion and it
was freely and frankly discussed, many
expressing their opinion.
Almost everyone who spoke opened
his remarks by saying "I live on the
worst road In Highland county." If
the levy carried all the speakers wanted
to know who would have control of
the spending of it and whether the
money they paid would be spent on the
roads near their homes.
Mr. Teter told them that the money
would be absolutely in the control of
the county commissioners who could
spend it where and how they deemed
best. Where or how the commissioners
would spend it he could not say.
The general sentiment of all those
who spoke was that if the money they
paid In was not going to be spent near
their homes they were opposed to pay
ing any taxes they could possibly
The meeting closed with an address
by George F. Rudlsill, president of the
Ohio Good Roads Federation. Mr.
Rudlsill Is a pleasing and forceful
speaker and an authority on good roads.
He handled the subject from the
economic standpoint and presented
many pertinent statistics showing the
benefits of good roads. One of his
most forceful arguments in favor of
good roads was by showing the cost of
hauling a ton of produce a mile over
good and over bad roads. In Europe
he said that it cost 10 cents to haul a
ton a mile ; in Ohio 20 cents. In 1913
in Ohio 47,000,000 tons were hauled one
mile. If the roads in Ohio had been
as good as in Europe this would have
meant a saving of 84,700,000 last year.
His entire talk was replete with
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lawto nuu ujuiuii juav vtj oiai'iiuj u3
The meeting Saturday Is certain to
bear good fruit as no one can doubt
the benefit of good roads who is posted
and that It is only good business to
build good roads,
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Barr, Mrs. W.
I. Barr, Mrs. Lefevre and Miss Clara
Barr, of Greenfield, and Miss Thelma
Buchanan, of Helena, Ark., were
guests at the home of J. W. Evans,
Popular Young" Couple Were War
ned at the Presbyterian
Miss Margaret lUrrere and Mr.
Frederick Lafferty were married at
the Presbyterian church Wednesday
evening at live o'clock, Dr. W. H.
A number of the relatives and
friends of the contracting parties were
present, having been informally
Promptly at live o'clock the bride,
on the arm of her uncle, Granville
Barrere, entered from the Memorial
Room to the strains of Lohengrin's
Wedding March, beautifully rendered
by Miss Nina Glenn.
At the altar they were met by the
bridegroom and Dr. W. 11 Shields.
The ring ceremony of the Presbyterian
church was impressively performed by
While the bride and groom were
leaving the church Miss Glenn played
Mendelsohnn's Wedding March.
The bride wore a becoming blue
traveling suit with a corsage bouquet
of bride's roses. Her hat was black
and trimmed with gold lace.
While the guests were assembling
Miss Glenn played a number of selec
tong so appr0prlate forand popular at
weddlnKSi .. Believe Me If All Those
Endearlng YounR charms,'' "Oh
Promlse Me. and -n LoVe You Truly."
lmmedlately after the ceremony
M, d .... Lafrertv left for , short
wedding trip going by motor with Mr.
and Mrs. Will Hugglns to Washington,
C. H., where they took the west bound
train. They will 'return home the
first of next week.
They will be at home to their friends
after November 15 in their beautiful
new home on W. Walnut street, which
the groom has prepared for his bride.
The bride received many handsome
and useful gifts.
Hillsboro Wet and Dry.
Three prominent laymen of Hills
boro representing as many different
vital Interests oi this and every other
community, will speak next Sunday
evening at seven o'clock In the Bap
tist church on the above subject.
Mr. O. N. Sams, president of the
Merchants National Bank and vice-
President of the Ohio State Bankers
."BSUl.lttl.luil, "" "13 J. luocuui.iiiK ill
torney when Highland county went
dry, is an able speaker and is well
qualified to speak on this subject.
.Professor Patterson, Superintendent
of the Public School, is well known
f and well qualified to discuss the sub
ject. Mr. Chauncey Gross, of the
Gross- Felble Safe Works, has had
nearly a score of years experience
with working men. Every voter
should hear these men
The typewriting room of the High
School is now equipped with up to
date machines. Three old Under
woods and a Remington were replaced
by new machines. There are now
eight machines and all of them are in
use every minute of the day. This
exchange was effected at a total cost
of $35 in cash.
Second year classes are for the first
time being maintained in Bookkeep
ing, Stenography and Typewriting so
that at the end of the year, graduates
with sufficient speed and training to
go into an office will be turned out.
In these days of the high cost of
living mothers will be glad to know
that their daughters are able to get a
practical course in sewing. This
work is given in the seventh grade
and in the advanced classes in high
school by Miss Head, the teacher of
, Domestic Arts. Two new sewing ma
chines are being purchased this week
to train the girls In machine as well as
hand sewing. These are a gift of the
Home and School Association.
Tuesday morning Claribel McDer
mott and Narka Nelson produced a
sketch before the high school which
won a great deal of applause. The
title was "now High School Girls
Study." The young ladles are them,
selves the authors of the sketch.
Hereafter the literary programs will
be rendered in sections at the morning
! exercises Instead of being given Fri-
Misses Shepherd and Gruver of the
Webster building are out of school on
account of sickness. Their work is
being carried on very acceptably by
Miss Christine Stevenson and Roscoe
Dr. and Mrs. II. M. Brown enter
tained with a dinner Tuesday evening
for Mr. and Mrs. Montgomery, of
Buffalo, N. Y., who are the guests of
Col. and Mrs. L, B. Boyd.
"CAPTAIN OF PLYMOUTH,"
Wg Comic Opera Under the Aus-
pices of the Home and
Those who remember the "Singln'
Kirn In Iloitlnmaiif" nraeantarl darn '
with such success a few years ago,
will learn with pleasure that Mr. J.
Bassett Willard, now manager of the
Producing Department of the Eld
ridge Entertainment House, Frank
lin, Is sending their biggest local tal
ent production to our city, a Comic
Opera, "The Captain of Plymouth"
with Miss Edna Ray Rothgeb. one of
their very best conductors to stage
The Association has been fortunate
in securing this beautiful entertain
ment, for with such an opportunity
and with such talent as has already
been secured to take part Hlllsboro
will be favored with one of the finest
treats in many a day. It will be pre
sented Thursday and Friday night,
Oct. 29 and 30 at Bell's Opera House
for the benefit of equipment and deco
ration fund for public schools.
Play for Benfit of School.
The pupils of the public schools, as
sisted by some of the best local talent
will give a play "The Captain of Ply
moth" on Friday, Oct. 30. It will be
given under the auspices of the Home
and School Association and the pro
ceeds will go to furnish equipment
for the Domestic Science Department.
Harry Eldridge, of Franklin, author
of the play, was here Friday to assist
with suggestions In regard to its pre
sentation. Miss Edna Rothgeb will
have charge of the training of the
members of the cast and staging of
the play. She has had wide experi
ence in the preparation of ameteur
theatricals and with the talent she
will have here a most enjoyable even
ings entertainment is assured.
Henry Johnson, of this place, and
George Johnson, of MUford, have pur
chased the Smith Dry Cleaning and
Pressing Works. The new owners
will take charge Nov. 1 and the busi
ness will be conducted under the name
of the Johnson Dry Cleaning and
Pressing Works. Mr. Smith will re
main with the new proprietors and
assist them with the work until
Mr. Smith and family will move to
Wilmington about the middle of
December, where a brother of Mr.
Smith conducts a dry cleaning estab
lishment and with whom lie will go
The people of Hlllsboro will regret
to lose Mr. and Mrs. Smith, both of
whom have made many friends dur
ing their residence here. They are
fine musicians, Mrs. Smith singing in
the Methodist choir and Mr. Smith
playing in the Hlllsboro Band and Or
chestra. George Johnson, of Milford, one of
the new partners, is a nephew of
Henry and Charles Johnson. He and
his family will move here soon. He
was here Tuesday looking for a house.
Methodist Church Notice.
Sunday School 0 a. m. classes for all.
10:30 a. m. Preaching by the pastor,
Rev. Earl R. Slutz. Subject, "Why
do the Women of Ohio Want to Vote.'
Junior League 2:30, Miss Hatcher and
Miss Morrow In charge,
7 p. m. Preaching by the pastor. The
subject will be "Discord" the fifth In
the series on the "Music of Married
Life," it will be a frank discussion of
the Divorce Problem.
Charles W. Anderson Injured.
Charles W. Anderson, of Norwood,
fell from the wall of a building in tliat
city Friday, spraining his left wrist
and ankle and injuring his back. Mr.
Anderson was at work on the third
story of a brick building. While walk
ing along the wall he slipped on a
lbose brick which turned with him
and caused him to lose his balance.
He tried to save himself by catching
the wall but it was freshly laid and
gave way with him, causing him to
fall to the ground. Mr. Anderson
formerly lived here and is a brother
of Mrs. Eliza West. Mrs. West said
that the word received from him
Tuesday was that he was getting
along very well.
U. B. Church.
Preaching next Sunday morning at
; 10:30. On Sunday evening will be held
the annual service lor the woman's
Missionary Association. Every mem
ber of tills association is urged to be
present, There will be social music
and address for this occasion
Remember the big C. E. District
Rally on Saturday. Oct. 24.
Mrs. L. C. Vance returned home
Friday after spending a week with
her sister, Mrs. Chris. Jonte, in Nor-wood.
ini y DI) EC CMTtn
rtULI riVLOLH 1 LU
By Auditor Teter in Paper
Before Good Roads
ALL PHASES OF QUESTION
As it Effects Highland County
Discussed and Explained
Special Stress Laid on
The paper read by Auditor W. A
Teter at the Good Roads Congress is
here given. It Is the best and clear
est presentation of the road question
we have ever seen and should be read
by every citizen of the county.
1 once heard a public speaker say
he was driving along a road and saw a
man with a scythe cutting weeds. He
asked him what he was doing and he
said "working the roads" and at an
other time he saw men hauling gravel
and dumping it in the road in piles
and asked them what they were doing.
They replied "Working the Roads";
at another time lie saw men with
eight horses hitched to a grader pull
ing the sod and dirt from the side of
the road toward the center and he
said, men, what are you doing They
replied, "Working the Roads" ; and
one day In his home county with the
thermometer standing near the zero
mark he saw some men hauling crush
ed stone and depositing it on the road
and ho said in the name of heaven
men what are you doing? They re
plied "working the roads". I am
sorry to say that the system of work
ing the roads in this county is as un
settled as the one told of by the speak
er. In my opinion, we can do no good
toward getting good roads until we
have a system, and to establish a sys
tem that will be productive of good
results, will require money.
In the year 1008 or 1909 a system of
making macadam roads was inaugu
rated In the county The County
Commissioners at the time purchased
three steam road rollers together with
some other road machinery and com
menced to build some road that if it
hao been carried out until today,
would have resulted approximately,
150 miles of decent road. You may
wonder why this system was not kept
up, or why it was abandoned. Let me
take a moment of your time quoting
In 1909 we received from taxation
for road purposes $26,765 ; in 1910
$25,075; In 1911 $34,241. Tnen the
Smith 1 per cent, law went into effect
and in 1912 we had $7,536 ; In 1913
$9,048 and In 1914 $11,563. The levy
this year, available next March, will
produce about $8,000. At the election
in 1912 "one-half mill was voted by the
people for road purposes. This will
produce around $16,000, which togeth
er with the $8,000 levied in the repair
fund will 'give our County Commis
sioners commencing next March
$24,000 for the ensuing year. Tills is
an improvement over the past three
years, but friends, it isn't enough for
them to make a showing with, in the
way of reconstruction, for you mint
remember they have, if my memory
serves me right, 527 miles of improved
road In Highland county to look after.
We are asking you for more money for
the roads, in an additional levy of one
mile, to be voted on next month. On
our present duplicate this will pro
duce $32,000 and give our Commis-
1 sloners a sum to work with that will
bring about visible results as for the
, next five years they will have at least
$50,000 each year and can then bring
the road rollers out of the sheds built
for their protection and put them to
work. Tliis extra tax is small, being
only 50 cents each six months on $1000
valuation. Do you know that the
county's portion of the 10 mill tax
1 limitation is 3 mills and that out of
j this 3 mills all the expenses of the
county whatsoever have to be paid ?
' Do you know that our laws make it
mandatory upon the County Commis
sioners to levy enough to maintain the
General fund, the Judicial, the Infirm
ary, the Children's Home, the Blind,
the Soldier's relief, the Mother's Pen-
I ofrtn tlio T?.lo.Mnn nnrl cave 1-Iiqit .mow
levy for bridge and road purposes? In
making up the division of this 3 mills
the road gets what is left after the
other funds are taken care of and this
year it amounts to 25 hundredths of a
mill, The expense of taking care of
our inmates in the various state In
stitutions is continually increasing,
the calls on us for charity and human
ity are dally growing larger and as we
have to increase the levy for these
purposes just so much do we decrease
W,LL,S W,LL SPEAK
Republican Candidate For Gov
0 Wi., ,, t
A Republican mass meeting wIM be
held at Bell's Opera House on next
Monday night Hon. Frank B Willis,
candidate for governor, will deliver the
main ad Iress. Hon. O. C. Kearns,
candidate for congress, will also be
present and speak.
With the coming of Mr. Willis the
people of Hlllsboro and Highland
county will have had an opportunity
to hear all of the candidates for gov
ernor, Gov. Cox and Mr. Garfield hav
ing already spoken here.
People should always take advantage
of an opportunity to hear all sides of
political questions discussed by the
leaders of the different parties and the
Opera House should be crowded next
Monday night to hear JMr. Willis and
Mr. Kearns present the issues of the
campaign from a Republican stand
Mr. Willis comes here from George
town and arrangements will be made
for him to make addresses at Mowrys
town and Buford.
A very pretty home wedding took
place at the residence of John H.
Grant, near Taylorsvllle, on Wednes
day, Oct. 14, at 2 p. m. in the presence
of the immediate families of the
bride and groom.
The contracting parties were Mr
Orlan Underwood, of Mowrystown,
and Miss Cora Grant, only daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Grant. Rev
S. B. Timmons, pastor of the bride,
was the olllclating minister. Atte
congratulations and farewells were
said, the happy couple took their de
parture for an extended visit in the
After November first they will beat
home to their many friends at the
Grant residence at Taylorsvllle.
the levy for road purposes as there is
no other place to get it from. Wheth
er this will eventually wipe out the
amount now levied for road purposes
remains to be seen, but to me it doss
not look encouraging for roads. But
it does appear that all the road money
we will have is what we provide by
voting an extra levy.
One of the Constitutional Amend
ments to be voted on this fall Is a 10
mill limitation and if it carries, and
it probably will, ihe prospects for
roads look dark and dreary.
The program says this discussion is
on the 1 mill tax levy, but I want to
take this opportunity and a few min
utes of your time to say a word on
inter-county or state highways. I
know there is some objection to the
State Highways Construction of roads
on account of the cost per mile I
admit it looks high, but friends eld
you ever stop to consider tnat they
build a better road than we have been
building, that is, use more materiil,
better bridges and culverts and build
witli the view of longer life to their
structure than we have been doing
Did it ever occur to you that once a.
mile or more of road was built with
the state aid, that mile or miles was
taken from the county for the expense
of maintenance and do you know that
It takes about $100 per mile per year
to maintain a road? What I mean by
maintain is to give it the proper kind
of attention, to keep the water off
and the holes and ruts filled up so
that it may go on and on year in and
year out without deteriorating. It has
has been for the want of maintenance
that our roads are in the condition
they now are. We have built several
miles of good road in tills county and
then gave tiiem not a particle of at
tention until they began to be almost
Impassable. This was a wrong thing
to do. A road finished today should
have maintenance commenca tomor
row. It always seemed strange to me
that maintenance was not given more
attention for surely it is of prime im
portance. What is the use of spend
ing our time and money creating
something and then allowing it to go
to decay and ruin ? Our system of
building roads has been to tax the ad
jacent land according to the benefits
derived. We farmers went down in
our pockets and paid $100, $200, yes,
300 to have a road piked and then
entirely dismissed it from our minds,
j A queer proceeding. We buy a piece
I of machinery and then build a house
to protect it and we put our money in
a read and then because the county U
supposed to take care of it, pay n
more attention to it. How few c' us,
right at tills time, are willing to take
a shovel and go along the old worn out
road In front of our premises and let
the water off after a rain ? How mauy
' of us would be willing to start or join
a road drag club and drag our read
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