THE NEWS-HERALD, HILLSBORO, OHIO, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 1914.
HT LJ C C A 7" C LI CD A j Pv majority wants and we arc always willing to abide by the decision
1 11 C IN C VV O "" 11 C l f I LJ of the majority even if the decision does not accord with our views
We believe that it is the province and duty of a newspaper to
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- Editor and Manager Jnform tne people just what this proposed ordinance means and the
effect of its adoption or rejection ; if figures are garbled to show
where this is done; if the truth is twisted to show how it is twisted; i
to make the whole matter just as clear and plain as possible. This, '
briefly, is our opinion of the duty of a newspaper and we will try to
do our duty in this campaign. In doing this we will endeavor not
to be influenced by personal friendships, personal nreiudices or .
One Year (In Advance) '. $1.00
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Entered at Post Ofllce, HHlsboro, Ohio, as Second Glass Matter.
ADVEKTISING RATES Will Be Made Known on Applic itlon.
What Light Contract Means.
If the ordinance for street lights which has been initiated by
the Hillsboro Light & Fuel Co. and on which the people will vote
on Dec. 15, carries what does it mean in a financial way to Hillsboro ?
For the last three years the village expenses for all general
purposes, exclusive of "street lighling, have been about $9,000 a
year. The light contract called for an expenditure of about $7,000
each year. The income in each of these years was about $10,000.
The indebtedness of the town for these three years is $19,000, the
town having run behind on an average of something over $6,000 a
Next year with the increase in the valuation of personal prop
erty the town will receive about $12,000 to carry on its business.
An increase of about $2,000 over what it has been receiving.
If the proposed ordinance which calls for the payment of $5150
for street lights carries, the town will be paying about $2,000 a
year less for street lights than it has during the past three years.
The town has been running in debt $6,000 a year. Next year
its income will be $2,000 larger than it has been. If the proposed
light contract is made its expenditures will be $2,000 less, than they
have been. It is thus easy to see that if the proposed contract is
made, the town will run in debt about $2,000 each year it is in force.
This must happen unless the valuation of property is increased,
the tax rate raised or a saving made in some of the other depart
ments of the village.
Is there any reason to expect more property to be returned for
taxation ? It is generally conceded that the real estate of the town
is valued for about what it is worth. There is no prospect of an
inerease there. The amount of personal property returned for
taxation this year is about $250,000 more than ever before. It is
not reasonable to believe this can be materially increased for several
The tax rate is as high as it can be for general purposes. If
bonds are issued it can be raised one and two tenth mills.
It is generally conceded that it would be impossible to make
any material saving in any of the other departments of the village.
If the ordinance for street lights is adopted and the contract
made one thing is absolutely certain the people of Hillsboro .must
pay while it is in force $2,000 a year more taxes than they have
been paying. Unless the present tax law is changed it would also
seem certain that it would be necessary to issue bonds to raise
The claim of the Hillsboro Light & Fuel Co. that the town will
receive $20,000 the coming year, which can be used for general
purposes, is a misstatement. While the town will receive this
amount $8,000 of it is raised to meet the bonded indebtedness and
the interest on the bonded indebtedness of the village and can only
be used for that purpose.
It may be that "Ohio's Going Dry" but if so it must be follow
ing the example of one of our late eccentric characters. He lived
about two miles east of town and walked to town almost every
evening. It was his custom to walk to the' western edge of town
just before he would go home. When asked why he did this, he
replied, "to get a good start." .
When the Progressive Party was formed "Onward Christian
Soldiers" was selected as the party song Considering what hap
pened at the recent election would it not be advisable to change the
party song to "Throw Out The Life Line" or "Rescue The Perish-,
ing, Care For The Dying ?"
Almost always after an election the leaders of the different
parties issue statements claiming a great victory for their party.
We have been anxiously awaiting such a statement from the Pro
gressive Party leaders since the last election but have failed to see
it. Have we overlooked it ?
The population of Germany increased 18,000,000 in the last
twenty five years but if the reports in the daily press are correct
if the war keeps up twenty five months (he population will be less
than it was twenty five years ago.
It is said that in London 29 per cent of the days are wet and
the recent election proves that 92 per cent of the men in Cincinnati
Waste of Public Money.
Last week we pointed out where about $l,000-of the taxpayers
money was legally wasted each year in Highland county for publi
cations in the newspapers. This week we will show an even greater
waste in the payment of money to the Highland County Agricul
tural Society, better known as the Rainsboro Fair.
The taxpayers of Highland county last year paid for the con
duct of the Rainsboro Fair $2074.22. This sum they can be required
to pay each year under the present laws. The payment of this
money is provided by two statutes. One of these provides that the
County Agricultural Society may secure from the county treasury
each year two cents for each resident of the county, according to
the last Federal census, but not to exceed $800. In this county
this produces $574.22. The other law provides that at the request
of the Society a levy of not to exceed one tenth of one mill, but not
to exceed $1500 must be made each year for the support the society.
In Highland county it takes a levy of about one twentieth of one
mill to raise the $1500. This levy has been made.
While we believe that an agricultural society and the holding
of a fair each year at Rainsboro is a good thing for the county, we
do not think the people of Highland county get value received for
the over $2,000 they are paying towards it each year. At least the
law providing for the raising of the $1500 each year should be
The law is wrong. The cause of agriculture and the people of
Highland county do not benefit enough from the Highland County
Agricultural Society to justify this expenditure. If the money is to
be spent the Rainsboro people should receive it. It should not be
given to any of the other fair companies which have been organized
since, but in our opinion it is wasting the public money to spend
over $2000 each year that a fair may be held in Highland county.
Street Lighting Election.
The election on the proposed ordinance for street lights for
Hillsboro will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 15. This election is of
great importance to the people of Hillsboro and is a matter which
should be studied and weighed carefully by every voter. Passion,
prejudices and personalities should not have any part in the cam
paign. Both council and the Hillsboro Light & Fuel Co. should
state the facts in regard to the proposed ordinance. The history
of the controversy leading up to the calling of the election ; what
council has done, what it has attempted to do, what it hopes to do
and under the law what it is possible for it to do should be given.
"What the Light &Fuel Co. has done, what it has offered to do and
why it asks the passage of this ordinance should also be stated.
And most important of all just what the adoption or rejection of
the ordinance means to the people Of Hillsboro should be fairly and
Figures should not be garbled' nor the truth twisted to trap
the unsuspecting. The people should know what they are voting
for and if they do, then whatever the result, it will be what the
Nov. 10, 1014.-
George West and wife entertained
the following at dinner Sunday : ffm.
West and wife, Chas. Fenner and wife
and son, Paul, and Charley West.
Robert Klesllch and wife and daugh
ter, Alice, were In Cincinnati three
days of last week.
Edward Borden, of Macon, trans
acted business here last week.
Chas Linton and wife entertained
Rev. Meecham, of Cincinnati, Sunday.
Mrs. Allle Ingersol and children, of
Madisonvllle, spent Sunday with her
parents, David Slmpkins and wife.
W. L. Stautner transacted business
in Cincinnati Wednesday.
Mrs. Harris Garner and son, Ray
mond, are with relatives In Manches
ter this week.
Gus Bering was with his parents In
Covington, Ky.) over Sunday.
Mrs. Sadie Cleveland entertained at
her beautiful home on Sunday, L. W.
Dewey and family, Raymond Dewey
and Minnie Norman, of Manchester.
Miss Marlle Van Winkle and Harold
Elodson were visitors at the home of
J. D VanWlnkleand family, at New
George DeLaney and wife and two
sons were guests of Otto Decker and
family, at Norwood, over Sunday.
Miss Salome Montgomery, of Green
tleld Business College, was with her
parents over Sunday.
Rev. C. C. Peale, of Bellefountaine,
was with his parents, Sam Peale and
wife, two days last week.
Miss Lulu DeLaney, of Cincinnati,
spent Sunday with her parents, Ed.
DeLaney and wife.
Chas. Dixon and wife, of New Vien
na, spent Sunday with H. N. Hender
son and family.
Warren Connell and wife. Charley
Stroup and H. B. Galllett and wife at
tended the funeral of Mrs. Ann Gray,
at Mowrystown Friday.
Frank Booseveld and family are
moving Into the Mary Huffman prop-
e -ty on Bobbltt Ave., this week.
Mrs. Clarus Roush, of Chicago, is
spending a week with her sister, Mrs.
M. E. Souner.
Mrs. T. E. Moorhead entertained
Class No. a of the M. E. S. S. at her
home on Broadway Thursday after
M. E. Sonner and wife entertained
Sunday Mrs. Andrew Roberts and scR,
Earl, of Mowrystown, Guy MaunteB
and family, F. O. Haller and wife, tf
Tay)orsville, Mrs. Clarus Roush, of
Chicago, Floyd Sonner, of Columbus,
C. E Haller and wife and daughter,
Gretchen, and Miss. Clara'Stautner.
Thompson Hendrlxson and Jwlfe
were with Robert Barr and family, of
Mrs. W. A. Bird' and Mrs. W. A.
Saylor visited Mrs. Joseph Miller,
W. A. Saylor was a business visitor
In Hillsboro Saturday.
W. L Stautner, W. B. Ruble and H.
N Henderson were In New Vienna,
Mrs. Al Felke shopped In Hillsborc
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Mrs. Russell, of Newton, la., is still
here with her sister, Mrs. Amy Old
aker. Selgel Lowman and wife, of Hills
boro, visited home folks last Saturday
Mr. Workman and family moved In
to Frank Smith's property last week.
Laura Burton and Chas. Hart and
family arrived here yesterday from
California and are guests of Frank
Miss Vananni Strange has returned .
home after a two week visit with her
brother, John and family, at Clillll-cothe
ferry J. Hart, 6f Roundup, Mont , i
is visiting his daughter, Miss Grace,
and other friends and relatives here.
Miss Ocle Kesslnger and Frank
Cooper, of Hillsboro, were married at
Covington, Ey., a few days ago, we ex
Philip Belles, who was quite poorly
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Born to Raymond Edwards and wife.
of Springfield,, a daughter, Dorothy.
Mrs. Combs visited at the home of
her aunt, Mrs. Edwards, a few weeks
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