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HILLSBORO, OHIO, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 1914.
VOL. 79. NO. 32
OIBLE FOUND GUILTY
Second Time of Burning His Build
ing at Westboro-Will Go
to Higher Court.
Cecil J. Ulble was found guilty last
Thursday for the second time of com
plicity in burning his building at West
boro. The jury was out three hours
before It arrived at a verdict.
The case was tried at Wilmington
and lasted over a week. It was very
The principle witnesses for the State
were Joseph Burge r and Mrs. Ben
South. Burger confessed to setting
the building an Are and said that he
was hlrea by Uible to do it. Mrs.
South, who is the wife of the sheriff
of Clinton county, testified that Ulble
visited Burger while Burger was in
jail ; that she heard Ulble tell Burger
that if he would keep still they would
both get out of the trouble.
Uible denied the story of Burger.
Testimony was also introduced by the
defense to show that Uible was not in
need'of the Insurance money on the
building and stock and that If he re
celved it, he still would suffer consider
able loss from the Ore. His mother-in-law,
Mrs. Ira Hiestaud, of this
place, testified that she had loaned
him $7500 since the fire towards the
construction of his new building and
would have loaned him money before
that time if he had needed it. Whole
sale morchants with whom he was
doing business before the Are testified
that he carried a good stock and his
purchases Indicated that he was doing
a good business ; also that his credit
This was the seeond trial of the case.
In the first trial Uible was also found
guilty. The case was taken to the
Court of Appeals and reversed and re
manded for a new trial on account of
error by the trial judge in allowing
the admission of Improper testimony.
A motion for a new trial has been
made in the present case. It will no
doubt be overruled and the case will
again be taken to the Court of Ap
peals, counsel for the defense claiming
that Improper testimony was admitted
by the trial judge at this trial.
The case has attracted a great deal
of Interest In Clinton county.
Mr. Uible! came here immediately
following the trial and spent several
days with his wife at the home of her
mother, Mrs. Ira Hiestand.
Miss Edith Beamey Smith and Mr.
Charles Nelson Sparks, of Chicago,
were quietly married at the home of
the bride's mother, Mrs. James Wad
man Smith, on Collins Avenue, Satur
day at high noon. The beautiful ring
ceremony of the Episcopal church was
impressively performed by Rev Louis
E. Durr. Lyne S. Smith, of Erie, Pa.,
a brother of the bride, gave her away.
Only the immediate families of the
bride and groom and a few relatives
and intimate friends were present.
Foliowlngthe ceremony an elaborate
three course wedding breakfast was
Mr. and Mrs. Sparks left that after
noon for an extended wedding trip.
They went by motor to Sablna where
they took an east bound train. On
their return they, will make their
home with the bride's mother.
The bride received many beautifuf
and costly gifts.
The out of town guests were the
groom's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edward
S. Sparks, of Columbus, and Lyne S.
Smith and little daughter, Eleanor,
of Erie, Pa.
Thanksgiving Book Shower.
The Thanksgiving Book Shower for
the Publio Library, presented to the
Literary Clubs, of Hillsboro, Is meet
ing with marked succsss.
An invitation is extended to the
Hillsboro people to join in the Thanks
giving Shower. Every person in town
interested in the Library, is asked to
sacrifice one or more books from the
home shelves. Do not be afraid of
duplicating books already in the Li
brary, for it is often desirable to have
two copies of a book.
Do not send books to the Library on
Thanksgiving Day as it is a legal hoi
lday and Librarian will not be on
duty. But names of persons sending
books to Library Friday and Saturday
of this week will be Included In the
list of donors to Thanksgiving Book
Book will be received by tfie Libra
rlan from 9 a. m. to 12 in. and from
1:30 p. m. to 6 p m.
On Friday evening at 7 o'clock Rev.
F, M. Moore will give an illustrated
lecture at the South Liberty church.
His subject will be "Australia." On
Saturday evening, Nov. 28, at Union
church an. illustrated lecture on
"Travels ltij California."
Of Controversy Between
Council and Light Co.
Over This Matter
SEVERAL PR0P0S IT 1 0 N S
Which- Have Been .Submitted and
On What Question Deadlock
Oxists-Other Things Done
Probably the most discussed ques
tion and the one of first consideration
to the people of Hillsboro at this time
is that of street lights.
This being true the following brief .
history of the controversy between
council and the Light Co., leading up
to the calling of the election for Dec'
15 by the Light Co., through an ini
tiative petition may be of interest.
In January of this year realizing
that the old contract for street light
ing would expire in September coun
cil through the Light Committee took
up the matter with the Light Co.
The Company was asked to submit a
proposition as the basis for making a
The first proposition submitted was
that the Light Compahy would fur
nish 80 lights at $09.50 a light, mak
ing the cost for the year 85817. The
contract to be for ten years.
After considerable discussion the
Light Co. presented another proposi
tion. This time for 80 lights at $60 a
light per year, provided the village
would give the Company the contract
to pump the water for the water
works plant, the Company guarantee
ing the cost of pumping not to exceed
the present cost. This contract was
also to be for ten years.
The next phase of the controversy
developed when Council asked the
Light Co. for a proposition on the pur
chase of current, the village to furnish
and maintain fixtures. In reply to
this the Company offered to furnish
current on the basis that the village
would purchase at least 0000 kilowatts
a month as follows : First 2000 kilo
watts at 8c per kilowatt ; second 2000
atOc; third 2000 at 5c; all over 0000
at 4c. If bills were paid by the tenth
of the month a discount of 5 per cent,
was to be given The contract was to
run ten years. This would have cost
the village 3301 a month and the ex
pense of installing and caring for the
lights. Also there was an additional
charge for connections.
The last proposition was the one on
which the people will vote on Dec. 15.
This it will be remembered is on the
basis of 80 light units at 800 a year per
unit and is for a period of ten years.
Council also attempted to make a
temporary contract with the Com
pany, offering to pay $300 a month for
light until eleven o'clock at night and
one hour in the morning, with no
lights on' moonlight nights. All '.the
Company would agree to do on a tem
porary contract was to sell current at
ten cents a kilowatt for the $300.
During the controversy it will also
be remembered that Council passed a
resolution Instructing the Light Com
mittee to employ an engineer to come
here and go over the situation and
furnish an estimate on the cost of
constructing a municipal plant. Be
foro any action was taken by the com
mittee the Light Co got out a peti
tion calling for an election i prohibit
lng the expenditure of the money for
that purpose until it was referred to
the people. As soon as council learn
ed of this petition a special meeting
was called and the resolution rescln.
Council also passed a resolution ask
ing the State Public Utilities Com
mission to have the plant of the Light
Co. appraised, which has been done,
but the figures have not been finally
adjusted and made public. The pur
pose of this apparisement was two.
fold. First. To know the value of
the plant Incase the village considered
condemning it and taking it over as a
municipal plant. Second. To use as
basis In fixing prices for commercial
lighting in ordinance which council
expects to pass.
Council has also had up the question
of street lights with the O. & C. Trac
tion Co. This Company Is now in the
hands of a receiver and It will not
make such a contract as It would in
volve additional expenditures Mem
bers of Council say that they under
stand, the receivership will probably
be raised soon and they believe that
it will then be possible to make a con
tract with, that Company at a very
In connection with this matter
embers of Council have visited a
CHAMPION CORN GROWER
Of This County is Charles Dove,
of Union Township-Other
Charles Dove, of Union township, is
the champion boy corn grower of
Highland county according to the re
port of A. F. Sandles, president of the
state board of agriculture. On one ,
acre he raised 114.214 bushels of corn
at a cost of $19 93 Warron McVey, of.
Fairfield township, raised 117 210
bushels on one acre bnt at a cost of I
832 50. Under the rules of the state
board of agriculture, when the cost of
production ran over 320 a deduction ,
was to be made from the yield and 4
bushels are to be deducted from the I
total of young McVey, leaving his to
tal 113 210 bushels. I
Thirteen young people, twelve boys
and one girl, entered the contest from
this county and six of them secured
yields of over 100 bushels to the acre.
Mildred Haynle, of Penn township,
was the girl who took part and she '
raised 67.719 bushels at a cost of
The other contestants, their town
ships, yield and cost of production fol
Oh as. Pulse
R W. Littler
117 210 32 20
114 213 19.64 '
112 952 13.02 '
112 92 12 98
105 014 13 84 ;
100 305 13 62 '
87 192 12 50 '
80 884 10 18 '
82.48 17 84 j
69.428 34.31 '
07 719 10.70 '
00.957 21 69
60 480 14 49
Hymns For ProgressiveParty.
I note with pleasure in the last issue
of your most valuable publication that
you possess along with other virtues
the saving sense of humor by your
reference to the Progressive Party in
your editorial column. Permit a friend
to add a few hymns to the ones you
have already suggested as being appro
priate ones for adoption as party
hymns by the aforesaid party or rem
"And Am I Born To Die", "Brief
Life Is Here Our Portion", 'Come On
My Partners In Distress", "Earth's
Transitory Things Decay", "Far From
The World, O Lord, I Flee", "Fear
Not, O Little Flock, The Foe", "Full
of Tremblng Expectations", "Hark
From the Tombs a Doleful Sound",
''How Sad Our State by Nature Is",
"My Former Hopes Have Fled", "Ye
Simple Souls That Stray". "Plunged
In a Gulf of Dark Despair", "That
Awful Day Has Surely Come", "Why
Do We Mourn For Dying Friends",
If you find it impossible to select an
appropriate hymn from this list please
let me know and I will try again.
Yours very truly,
Mrs. Randolph, the nurse for Miss
May Bell, gave a very entertaining
and instructive talk on "The Nurse
in the Hospital" before the Girls
Friendly Society Tuesday evening.
She gave a clear outline of a nurse's
duties in the hospital and helpful sug
gestions on the care of the sick. Fol
lowing her talk she was highly com
plimented by many of her audience on
her pleasing presentation and able
handling of her subject.
number of light plants in other places.
Especial attention was given the plant
at Greenfield which is said to be one
of the best and most prosperous mu
nicipal plants in the state.
The price to be paid and the length
of the contract have been the two
points on which Council and the Light
Co. have absolutely disagreed.
I Council says that the village In its
present state of finances cannot afford
to pay more than $300 a month for
' The Light Co. refuses to make a
contract on that basis at any rate but
the regular commercial rate of ten
cents a kilowatt and Council furnish
and maintain the lamps.
' Several members of Council are op
posed to a long term contract. They
say that with the rapid progress and
. developement In electricity . and ap
' pllances that it is not fair to bind up
the village by a long term contract ;
that a contract which may be fair now
may be exorbitant in a few years ;
that better opportunities may be of
fered for making a contract and the
village should e in a position to take
advantage of them If they arise.
I The Light Co. argues that a long
1 term contract is advantageous as then
I the Company can make a contract
I more favorable to the town as they
can spread the charge of Installation
over a longer period.
MOVING OF LIVE STOCK
Permits Can Be Secured From
This week Prosecuting Attorney
McBride has received telegrams from
the State Agricultural Commission
authorizing him to issue permits for
the moving of live stock for certain
purposes, a slight relief from the
quarantine on account of the foot and
The first telegram authorized Mr.
McBride to Issue permits for the re
moval of stock from pasture to winter
quarters and also allowed the hauling
Wednesday ho received a second
telegram which Invested in him the
authority to Issue permits for the
moving of stock for breeding pur
poses; sn-ep and swine in tight bottom
wagons, which had Dean disinfected
and cattle by driving along the public
There Is no charge for these permits
and on application with the proper
showing of conditions to Mr. McBride
the permits will be granted.
Further relief from the quarantine
will undoubtedly be given soon. A
cjnference was held Tuesday between
stock dealers and Gov. Cox at which
the Governor agreed to lift the quar
antlne for uninfected districts on
sheep and swine today and cattle on
Monday. This action will allow ship
ment to markets within the state
only. The stock dealers state that
they will go to Washington at once
and attempt to get permission for In
terstate shipments, claiming that
conditions do not warrant the strict
quarantine now In force and that
stock can be shipped under proper re
strlctlons without danger of spreading
The partial lifting of the quaran
tine It is thought will relieve the meat
shortage In the cities and financial
stringency in the country. The stock.
dealers assert that shippers, however,
will be compelled to take low prices
unless the Federal quarantine against
interstate shipments is raised and
quote as proof of their claims the fall
ing off in prices the past week.
Probate Court Proceedings.
James E Wright appointed admr. of
David M Fulton.
Will of Noah Fawley filed.
W. A. S. Johnson, admr of A. H.
Johnson, filed fourth and final account.
Oiln O. Murphy, admr. of Wm. A.
Murray, filed report of private sale of
real estate. Same confirmed and deed
and distribution ordered.
Joseph V. Patton, exr. of Wm.
Countryman, filed report of private
sale of personal property. Same con
firmed Evan Good, trustee of Charles Good,
Real Estate Transfers.
J. R. Collier to Margaret J. Collier,
lot, Greenfield, $1.
J. R Collier to Margaret J. Collier,
Greenfield, lot, $1.
M. Irwin Dunlap to Captolia Hub.
bard, Greenfield, lot, $1.
Samuel Hamilton to W. J. Hamll
ton, Greenfield, lot, 1.
H. R Barrett to John L. Miller,
Hillsboro, lot, $260.
Orvllle Burns to T. W. Horn, Brush,
creek tp, 5a, $50.
Annie Ferneau exr to Greenfield
Telephone Co., lot, $5550.
George B.. McClellan to Sylvia Miller,
Dodsonville, lot. $700.
Nancy J. McConnaughey et all to
Tiffin Shanks Marshall, Washington
and Jackson tps, 50a, $2190.
J. Arthur Barrett to A. R. McMil
lan, Leesburg, lot, $1.
Jule E. Stoops to Mary Storts, "New
Petersburg, lot, $1.
Samantha S. Smith to Joseph Doug
lass, Highland and Pike counties, 42a,
Martha E. Druhot to George Winkle,
Mowrystown, lot, $1.
Martha E. Druhot to Isaac Lance,
Mowrystown, lot, 81.
Arrangements for the big Taber
nacle Revival in January are progress
ing splendidly. At the meeting Sun
day Dr Slutz was chosen permanent
chairman ; Rev. Emerlck, secretary ;
Revs. Durr, Shields, Smith and Nellls,
vice presidents. These officers and
the following laymen, one from each
church which is Joining in the move
ment were selected as the Executive
Committee : Z. E. England, Dr. W. W.
Glenn, R. A. Haynes, Earl Miller,
Daniel Morgan and John Farls. The
site for the Tabernacle will be selected
at the meeting next Sunday which will
be held at the United Brethern cliuro
The Ladles of the St. Mary's Episco
pal church will give their 50th An
nual Chicken Supper and sale at the
Parish House on Tuesday afternoon
and evening, Dec. 15,
IS ALL HERE
Judgment Secured Against
Traction Co. For Horse
Which" Was Killed
WHEN STRUCK BY A CAR
Two New Cases. Filed During Week
in Common Pleas Court, One
Being Probate of Will
of Noah Fawley.
The case of James C. McCreight
against The Union Savings Bank Trust
Co , of Cincinnati, as receivers of the
C. & C. Traction Co , was tried before
Judge Newby anJ a jury Tuesday and
Wednesday. The jury returned a ver
dict for the plaintiff for $162.60. The
action .was for damages sustained by
the plaintiff who had a three year old
Percheron mare struck and killed by
a traction car on June 15, 1913. The
plaintiff placed a value of $225 on the
animal and asked judgment for that
amount. The plaintiff claimed that
the killing of the horse was due to the
negligence of the defendant's em
ployees The defendant claimed that
the negligence of the plaintiff was the
cause of the accident. The case v. as
given to the jury at lOo'clock Wedne:
day morning and a verdict was re
turned at 11:30 Nine of the twelve
men on the jury signed the verdict,
three refusing to join In It.
Only two new cases were filed In the
Common Pleas Court during the past
William Roush, jr., secured a judg
ment for $94.50 with interest from
April 0,1911 against J. W. Chaney, T.
H. Chaney, and John T. Chaney on
Tuesday. The suit was on a cognovit
The will of Noah Fawley was filed
for probate In the Common Pleas
Court, Probate Judge, J. B. Worley,
being one of the witnesses to the will.
The will was executed July 12, 1912
The estate is divided as follows: He
leaves $600 to his granddaughter,
Georgia A. Fawley. The remainder of
his estate is to be divided equally
among his sons, D. W. Fawley, Philip
A. Fawley, Wright Fawley and Henry
L. Fawley, his daughters, Mary E.
Hiestand and Emma Stockwell, and
his grandson, Edward W. Fawley.
Wright Favley and Ira Hiestand are
named as executors without bond.
Mr. Hiestand has died since the will
was made. His executors are directed
to sell all of his Dersonal and real
property at public or private sale as
tney tninic nest.
GRANTED TEMPORARY ALIMONY.
The application for temporary all
mony by the plaintiff in the suit of
Ethel Sharp against John Sharp was
heard by Judge Newby Friday. By
agreement of the parties she was
granted $40 pending the final hearing
of the case.
A Farmer's Institute will be held at
Marshall on Dec. 2 and 3 The state
speakers are J. S. Brlgham, George E
Scott and Mrs. Clara Smith Rodgers.
In addition there will be good music
at all sessions and on the night of Dec,
3, a concert by ihe Jones Concert Co,
This will be the first Institute held at
Marshall and an excellent attendance
is desired. The speakers come highly
recommended and the sessions are
certain to prove profitable to all who
On Monday afternoon Auditor W
A. Teter will read a paper on "Good
Roads vs. Poor Roads." Mr. Teter
has made a careful study of the road
question and Is an authority on the
subject. Ills paper Is certain to be
instructive and his subject so impor
tant that everyone who possibly can
should arrange to hear him
Y. P. S. C. E.
The young people of the Pricetown
Christian Church have organized a
i Christian Endeavor Society and will
give the following program Sunday
evening, Nov 29 :
Raport of last meeting Secretary
Scrloture Lesson...., Lee Barr
Prayer Worth Foust
Solo Lizzie McLaughlin
Topic-Our Social Life for Christ
Report of Committees
Benediction Grace G. Smith
Everyone is cordially invited to at
FIGHT STILL ON
Over Home Rule Amendment ana
May be Taken to U. S.
That the question Involved in the
injunction proceedings brought by the
dry forces under the style of Charles
S. Hockett, of Belltfontalne, against
the state liquor license commission, in
the Franklin county courts, will
reach the United States supreme court
was Indicated In the pleadings yester
day, when the contention In support
of the motion recited that the home
rule amendment, If declared to have
been adopted, would be In contraven
tion of the United Statesconstltutloo,
which confers stated powers upon the
several state governments
One of these Is that this is a repub
lican form ot government, wherein
the legislature is to make the Jaws.
The contention was that this right
could not be bargained away and that
the people could not enact by Initia
tive any regulation which would pre
vent the legislature enacting laws.
Phe Dome rule amendment, ac
cording to the attorneys for the drs,
forblbs the legislature to pass laws
regarding state-wide prohibition.
Attorney General Hogan, who ap
peared for the state, said that the
drys were in an untenable position, in
that while they were invoking the
law In one court to prove the people
had voted In vain on the constitution
al amendments, they were, In another
court, invoking the law to stcure a re
count on the election in which they
had themselves paitlclpated and had
submitted a proposition, which, wa
voted on the same as was the one the)
are now opposing. In his argument
he said that certain "political mounts
banks, wilfully, knowingly and cor
ruptly put a meaning upon this
amendment that no rational person
could put upon It."
The engagement of Miss Edna Head
and Dr. J. Bliss Glenn, both of Green
field, was announced Saturday after
noon at a party given by Mrs. George
Moorehouse, of Greenfield, for the
bride elect. The party was a most
delightful affair. Follow lng an enjoy
able time playing five hundred, the
guests were Invited to the dining
room where an elaborate luncheou
was served. Just before the guests
were eated the jojous news was an
nounced and Miss Head was showered
with felicitatiois. Misses Nina and
Faith Glenn, sisters of Dr. Bliss Glenn
attended the party.
Miss Heid Is a daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Aaron Head and one of Green
field's most attractive, charming and
popular young ladles.
Dr. Bliss Glenn is the son of Dr and
Mrs. W. W. Glenn, of this place. He
began the practice of his profession in.
Greenfield a few years ago and soott
built up an excellent practice. He is
a young man of pleasing personality
and real worth and ability, with a
wide circle of friends both here and In
Basket Ball Thanksgiving.
The first basket ball game of Hie
season will be played In Carroll's Han.
over the Hillsboro Auto Co., Thanks
giving afternoon, between Illllsbo-o
and the Norwood Athletics. The line
up of the Hillsboro team Is asfollows,
Noah Emery, Ray Hill, Ellis Moorhead
Edward McCormlck, Howard Bond and
Charles Carroll. The boys have been
practicing faithfully and will put up
a fast aggressive game.
On Thanksgiving nlghtthebojs will
go to Jamestown where they will pUy
the team of that place that night
A very enjoyable evening was i ent
last Saturday when a crowd of joung
folks gathered at the home of Miss
Opal Landess, near Pricetown, unex
pectly. Those present were Robert
and Allle Hartman, Elza and Dewey
Warraan, Lee and Milt Barr, Herschel
Whitley, Harry Dotson, Myron New
ton, Charlie Barlow, Otis Roads, Orin
Young, Nealyand Gladys McLaughlin,
Cecil Wardlow, Ruth Newton, Etlul
Young, Mary Shaffer. Lavelne Coch
ran, Sarah Barker and Frank Glbler
and family The evening was snnt
In music, singing and games,
The west half of the old Kramer
Hotel building Is being remode'ed.
The rooms will be lowered to the level
of the pavement and a new front put
in. When the Improvements are com
pleted the rooms will be occupied by
H. D Sewell, who will conduct a
machine shop, electrical contracting,
garage and brass foundry. Mr Sewell
has been conducting an elpctrlcal con
trading business and repair shop, and
now intends to extend his business
by adding the new departments mentioned.