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HILLSBORO, OHIO, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3, 1914.
VOL. 79. NO. 33
STREET LIGHT HISTORY
Inaccuracies in Article Which Was
Published Last Week Are
The attention of the editor has been
called to two statements In the article
in last week's News-Herald on the
lighting oroblem, one of which it is
claimed leaves a wrong impression and
the other was incorrect.
Mr. Beecher, of the Light & Fuel
Co., says that there has not been any
reduction made by the Company from
its original proposition made to Coun
cil ; that the first proposition called for
80 units of 3 lights each, a total of 258
lights, at $69.50 per year for each unit ;
the present proposition calls for 80
units at 360 per unit each year, but con
sists of only 156 lights. The difference
in the price Mr. Beecher says arises
from the cost of Installation, the cost ol
maintenance and the amount of cur
rent furnished and that each proposi
tion was on the same basis, when the
cost to the company was considered
The statement which was wrong was
in connection with the proposition In
regard to the purchase of current.
The Company offered to furnish 6000
kilowatts of current to the village the
first 2000 at 8c ; second 2000 at 6c ; third
2000 at 5c; all above 6000 at 4c. If
bills were paid by the 10th of the
month there was to be a reduction of
one cent per kilowatt. For connected
load the charge was to be 340 a month.
This would have made the cost to the
village 3360 a month, the village to
install and maintain the lights. Where
our article was incorrect was the state
ment that a discount, of 5 per cent,
would be made for payment by the
10th of the month, when it should
have been 1 cent per killowatt which
amounts to 14 1-3 per cent.
Mr. Meneley chairman of the Light
Committee confirms Mr. Beecher as to
the difference in the terms of the first
proposition and the present one and as
to the discount allowed on the pur
chase of current.
These inaccuracies were uninten
tional and are gladly corrected as will
be any mistakes which appear in the
News-Herald, when called to the
attention of the editor.
U. B. Church.
Next Sunday morning is Children's
Day. The 10:30 service will be given
In their interest. A special sermon
for the children. The Junior choir
will sing for the first time. C. E.
from 0:00 to 6:45 p. m.
There will be no evening service
but all will attend the union meeting
at the Presbyterian church.
Stabler's Store Burglarized.
Burglars entered Stabler's Sto e
Thanksgiving night and stole about
$18 in money from the cash registers.
A pane of glass was broken from a
window in the basement on the south
side of the building. This is the only
place where the burglar could have
secured entrance to the building, un
less he he had a key that would open
one of the doors of the building. An
examination of the basement window
does not look like it would be possible
for anyone, even a small boy to get
through it. Mr, Stabler has no clue
to the burglars. This is the second
time the store has been robbed in the
last few months.
Probate Court Proceedings.
William Hill appointed admr. of D.
Appraisers appointed for partner
ship assets of D. H. Hill & Son.
Will of John W. Swift filed.
Will of Dr. Isaac N. Smith filed and
Martha J. Smith appointed exrx. of
Isaac N. Smith.
H. L. Wiggins, gdn. of Harriett A.
Ervln, filed exceptions and first ac
count of B. E. Ervln as admr. of Hugh
Hilton Noland, of Belfast, and Mary
Smith, of Marshall.
Homer Fawley and Mallnda Kinzer,
both of Hlllsboro.
Harry M. McOall and Frances
Thomas Bell, both of Samantha. i
Glenn Swisshelm and Mabel Erskin
Powell, both af Hlllsboro.
Earl Corsonoof, Mowrystown, and
Sylvia Bailey, of Greenfield. i
Delbert Rhoades, of Buford, and
Mabel Matthews, of Mt. Orab.
Harley Brewer and Anna Penwell
both of Greenfield.
Starling M. Montgomery and Goldle
M. Barnett, both of Hlllsboro.
O, A. Landess, who has been sick
for the past week at the home of his
parents at Danville was able to re
turn home Wednesday, ne expects
to resume his duties at the county
assessor' office at once.
TO BE LOCATED
On FallonLot on West Street
and Work on Building
Will Start at Once
GUARANTEE FUND RAISED
Revival Will Begin Jan. 3-Union
Services at Presbyteri a n
The guarantee fund for the taber
nacle has been secured and the lot on
which it will be located selected. It
will be situated on the Fallon lot on
the west side of West street Just south
of Main. This lot was purchased by
C. F. Whlsler Monday and Is 100 feet
wide and 100 feet deep. J. H. Wolfe
has also kindly consented to allow the
building to extend on the back of his
lot, which will give an extra 25 feet
for depth if necessary.
This Is an ideal location, being cen
trally and conveniently located and
easy of access from all parts of the
town. Mr. Whlsler deserves the thanks
of all people interested in the move
ment for donating the use of the lot.
The meetings will begin Sunday,
Jan. 3. Work on the erection of the
building will start at once and will be
pushed, so that every detail will be
completed before the first meeting.
Next Sunday night a union meeting
in the interest of the Revival Services
will be held at the Presbyterian church
This meeting should be largely attend
ed so that all will tret in close touch
with the movement and give their
assistance to the great work which
will be done. A speaker from Chilli
cothe will be present and the Building
Committee will make a report.
The following committees have been
BulldlngChas. F. Whlsler, Chair
man. Van B. Miller, Charles Hugglns,
Col. L. B. Boyd, W. N. Bean, W. E.
Caldwell, John F. Faris.
Finance Supt. C. C Patterson,
Chairman. H. A. Kent, W. A. Cald
well, Col. Dan Morgan, Will Hugglns,
Dr. O. A. Thompson.
Music Rev. A. A. Nellls and Rev.
L. E. Durr, Chairmen. Mrs J. Wil
llard Gore, Earl Miller, Miss Mary
England, Miss Grace Gardner, Mrs
Geo. Cooper, Miss Nina Glenn, L. W.
Thomas, Miss Mary Evans, Nell Priest,
Mrs. Chas. Faris, Will Hogsett, Arthur
Press Granville Barrere, Chairman.
Milt Wedding, A. E. Hough and R. A.
Prayer Meeting-Carey Roush, Chair
man. Stewart KIncaid, Rev. G. B.
Beecher, E. W. Schumacher, W. G.
Richards, R. J. Polk, Mrs. W. C. Lar
kin, Mrs. John Evans, Mrs. Elizabeth
H. Harsha, Mrs. Z. E England, Mrs.
Sam Griffin, Mrs. J. Frank Wilson,
Miss Hattie Ayres.
County Extensl o n Rev. W. H.
Shields and Rev. B. F. Smith, Chair
men. J. A. Head, H. P. Morrow,
Judge T. M. Watts, Charles E. Bell,
Earl Rlzer, Brooks White, Judge J.
Frank Wilson, Grant McConnaughey,
Jos. Hlbbs, O. C. Muhlbach. E. O.
Hetherington,Geo, Miller, Alva Smith,
A. L. Carey, Morris Morrow, C. N.
Winkle, James Hart, Ollle Landess,
Lewis Pence, Allen Pence, C. E.
The Ford touring car, operated by
Star Route Carrier Oakey Moore, be
tween here and Winchester, caught
fire in some unknown manner about
ten o'clock Tuesday morning on the
road about half way between Win
chester and Cherry Fork, and wasi
burned down to the running gear. , "rovesy , ,Yluningion ana tne
One large sack of second class mall, l work w,n soon be Pushed t0 comple
nitwrsmd namni nnct- naMoa inH Hn- The matter has had several
part of the contents of another sack
were destroyed by the blaze Peoples
Defender, West Union.
Trough an order Issued by the of
del lis of the N. & W. last week, the
sale of all intoxicants on the N. & W. '
train has been strictly forbidden. The
order has already gone Into effect and
it is goodnight for the dining car high
ball on the N. & W. The anti-liquor
edict Includes all of the N. & W. sys
Georgetown has installed nitrogen
lamps for street lighting. In speak
ing of the new system the Georgetown
News Democrat says : "Maysville
and Hlllsboro have recently installed
the nitrogen system of street lighting
and they claim it is a big improve
ment at a less cost than the old aro
lamps." This would be good news to
the people of Hlllsboro, if it was only
HIGH SCHOOL MINSTRELS
Will Be Given at Bell's Opera
House Friday Night-Pro-
ceeds for School.
Preparation for the High School
Minstrel Show are proceeding at a
rate which justifies the hope that the
performance of Friday night will be a
finished home talent production. The
boys have worked hard and faithfully.
Theopening chorus, a medley of pop
ular and school airs arranged by Mr.
Gutridge, opens the show, followed by
a typical minstrel first part of solos
and jokes. The solos Include an unu
sually large number of high grade se
lections as well as some of the better
popular numbers. Some of the jokes
are actually funny. The first part is
followed by a clever one act farce en
titled "Bills". The comedy arises
from the predicament of an improvi
dent spendthrift who is besieged by
threats of suit for collection of over
due accounts. The stuttering lawyer
who calls on him finds great difficulty
in making known his errand but all
ends happily. The last part is a caba
ret scene introducing songs and
dances. Special music has been ar
ranged to occupy the intervals between
While the show is being given under
the auspices of the Boys Athletic As
sociation, the proceeds are not all to
be used for athletic purposes. It Is
planned, if the receipts, permit, to
purchase a large talking machine and
stock of records for the Auditorium of
of the Washington Building. The
talking machine has proved a valua
ble asset in the educational equip
ment of many schools and Hlllsboro
wishes to avail herself of the advan
tages offered by instruments of this
kind. The talking machine has proved
particularly useful in demonstrating
high grade music, for marching, ca
lesthenlcs and folk dances.
Tickets may be purchased from the
high school students and the chart
will be open for reservation on and
after 9 o'clock Thursday at the Palm
Real Estate Transfers.
S. C. Key to W. W. Kier, Mowrys
town, lot $1.
LydiaC. Good to Edna M. Good,
Penn tp., Int. 100 a., $1.
Lydia U. Good to Evan Good, trustee
Penn tp., Int. 100 a. 84000.
Thomas Dietrich to Alva DIskete,
Clay tp., 03 a., $3,600
Anna Souders to Loren Souders.
Whlteoak tp , 8 a., $1.
Mary Roberts et al to Ella Badgley,
Mowrystown lot, $1000.
Elizabeth M. Boatman to E. E.
Sanders, Penn tp., 72 a. $1'.
S. M. Grundy to R. M. Cox, High
land lot, $120.
Clara H. Stroop to Frances E. Shaf
fer, Hamer tp., 1 a., $1.
Luclnda Nesblt et al to Anna Wil
kin, New Market tp., 36 a., $1.
An Associated Charities has been
organized In Washington C. H. All
of the churches and fraternal orders
have joined the organization and the
intention is to arrange for a perma
nent nurse." The nurse will work in
conjunction with the city board of
health in promoting the general health
of the community, but more particu
larly to aid the poor and needy.
Robert B. Palmer has been made
president of the Federal Union Life
Insurance Company, of Cincinnati.
Mr. Palmer formerly lived in Wash
ington O. H., and is well known here,
where he has frequently visited his
wife before her marriage being Miss
Anne Qulnn, of Washington C. H.
The temporary Injunction secured
by J. S. Klmbrough against the town
of Wilmington In the Clinton county
courts which had stopped the work of
paving the streets was dissolved last
week. This settles the street paving
i rounds in the courts. The last con
troversy was over the grades estab
lished for the paving.
Lewis Smart, aged 55 years, died at
his home near Belfast Wednesday
night of last week, after a lingering
illness with tuberculosis. Funeral
services were held at home Friday,
conducted by Rev. Kerr. Interment
was made at ZIon Baptist cemetery.
He is survived by ills wife and one
I Mrs. James Gibson and son, Arthur,
and daughters, Cora and Bernlce, of
Wiilettsvllle, and Dr. T. H. Gibson
and family, of Lynchburg, were the
guests of Miss Nannie E Buntaln on
O. E. Stanforth and Will Strain
Visited the K. of P. Lodge of Greenfield
Tuesday night. Mr. Stanforth is
county inspector of the organization
and Mr. Strain Is his deputy.
Ed. Phibbs. of Middletown, Form
erly of Danville, Fatally
I Ed. Phibbs, of Middletown, had his
back broken Tuesday and It is
thought the Injuries are fatal,
I Mr. Phibbs was hauling grain. He
started to drive the wagon through a
' chute leading to the mill. He was
riding on top of the wagon and as the
wairon entered the chute he ducked.
but as the wheels of the wagon struck
the lloor of the chute his shoulders
struck the roof breaking his back.
He formerly lived near Danville
and for a number of yetrs worked for
deputy sheriff George Pugh. Wednes
day mording Mr. Pugh talked to
friends of Mr. Phibbs In Middletown
over the telephone and they said that
he could not possibly live but a short
Lynchburg Farmers Institute.
The annual Lynchburg Farmers In
stitute will be held in the school audi
torium at Lynchburg Dec. 4 and 5.
The following program has been ar
Music Lynchburg Orchestra
Invocation Rev. A. C. Martin
The Farm Garden J. S. Brlgham
Labor-Saving Devices for the Farm
er's Wife Mrs. Ida A. Durbln
Silos and Ensilage.... George E. Scott
AFTERNOON 1 P. 31
The Essentials of Soil Fertility
: J. S Brlgham
Mother and the Girls (Separate Ses
sion) Mrs. Ida A. Durbln
Reason Why Dairying Should Pay..
George E Scott
EVENING SESSION 6:30.
Snap Shots from the Farm and Home
George E. Scott
Address J. S. Brlgham
SATURDAY MORNING 0:30.
Invocation Rev. W. E. Spurrier
How to Grow 100 Bushels of Corn on
Poor Soils George E. Scott
Address W A McCurdy
Orchard Developement.J. S. Brlgham
AFTERNOON 1 P. M.
Report of Committee
Modern Conveniences for the Farm
and Home George E. Scott
Problems in Marketing Produce. . .
J S. Brlgham
J. H Tedrlck, President, Warren Con
nell, Vice President, W. R. Thomp
son, Secretary, Leonard Dolllnger,
A. J. Cramton S. A. Duvall J. L. Fen
ner Trice Whltacre J. H. Ohaney
Winner of Corn Contest.
Wilbur Hodson, of Fairfield town
ship, won the free trip to Washing
ton, D. C, given by the Highland
County Agricultural Society, Ralns
boro Fair, to the boy raising the most
corn on one acre of land Young Hod
son raised 112 052 bushels at a cost of
$13 62. The Society decided the con
test on the largest yield at least cost.
The contest was county wide.
J. P. Hern, Mr. and Mrs. Dickson
nern and son, of Norwood, and Mr.
and Mrs. John Fleckensteln, of Sharon
vllle, were the guests of John Hern,
the latter part of last week.
Mrs 1. H. Anderson, aged 50 years,
died at her home near New Vienna
Monday morning from dropsy. The .
funeral services were held at Prospect i
Tuesday, she having formerly resided
in that neighborhood. She is survived
by her husband and seven children. i
Capt. Earle V. Miller and Lieut. Slgel J
Mullenlx attended the annual meeting,
of Ohio National Guard officers at Co-1
lumbus Monday and Tuesday. Col.
Byron L. Barger, of Columbus, was
choen president of the Association. I
The next meeting will be held in '
Cincinnati in 1015.
Roy Hughes and Miss Elizabeth An
derson, both of this place, were mar
ried at Coulngton, Ky , Thanksgiving
day. Mr. Hughes Is a son of William
I Hughes and resides east of town. He
is one of the progressive young school
teachers of the county. The bride Is
a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. L. .An
derson and a bright and attractive
Mrs. Maria Gregory died at her home
in Chicago Prlday. The body was
brought to Cincinnati for burial. She
was a sister of John McMullen, who
attended the funeral services on Sun
IS ALL HERE
Court of Appeals Was In
Session Here Tuesday
FOUR CASES WFRF HFARD
including Suit to Oust Vance at,
New Cases in Common
The Court of Appeals were In ses
sion here Tuesday and Wednesday
andheard fourcasei. All the casesiwere
will be taken under advisement and
opinions given later. All three mem
bers of the Court Judges, Jones, Wal
ters and Sayre were present. This
will be the last time Judge Jones will
be here with this court as he was
elected a judge of the supreme court
at the recent election and will take
his seat the first of January.
Four cases were heard : Ira Shaffer
vs. Union Savings Bank & Trust Co..
as receivers of C. & C. Traction Co.;
J. A B. Srofe vs. W. H. Vance as
county superintendent ; Austin Eu
banks et al vs. H. M. Eubanks, et al ;
Abraham Well and Isaac Weil vs.
Connecticut Fire Insurance Co.
Shaffer against C. & C. Traction Co.
was an error suit. In the Common
Pleas Court Shaffer secured a judg
ment against the Traction Co. for $130
damages for a pony killed by a car of
the Traction Co. The Traction Co
took the case to the Court of Appeals
claiming that the verdict of the jury
was manifestly against the weight of
Srofe against Vance is the suit to
oust Prof. Vance as county superin
tendent of schools. It will be remem
bered that Judge Newby dismissed
this suit on the ground that Vance's
title to his office could only be ques
tioned in a suit by the prosecuting at
torney or attorney general The
plaintiff by his attorney, John
Logan, of Washington C. H..
argued that Judge Newby erred
in taking this position and that Dr
Srofe had the right to bring the suit
Mr. Logan also raised the question of
the constitutionality of the new
school law. The constitution pro
vides that all countv officers must be
elected. The membejs of the county
board of education and the county
superintendent were county ollicers
and as the law provides for their ap
pointment it is unconstitutional was
the position taken by Mr. Logan This
question was not raised in the Com
mon Pleas Court.
Eubanks vs Eubanks Involves the
title to 12 acres of land In Brushcreek
township. In 188S Anthony Eubanks
made an assignment for the benefit of
his creditors. The 12 acres of land In
question was set off to him and his
wife as a homestead during their
lives. Anthony Eubanks died shortly
after this was done. His wife died a
few years ago. Shortly after her death
the trustees of the creditors of An
thony Eubanks attempted to sell the
property for the benefit of the credl
tors. The heirs of Mrs. Eubanks
claimed ownership of the property,
she having been in undisputed posses
sion for 21 years after the death of
her husband. The question involved
is whether the statute of limitations
began to run against the creditors
from the death of Anthony Eubanks
or from the time of the death of his
wife. Judge Newby held that it did
not begin to run until the death of
Mrs. Eubanks and the creditors were
entitled to the property.
Weil vs. Fire Insurance Co. is the
case arising over the burning of the
barn of C. V. Purdy in New Market
in which it was alleged was stored a
large quantity of wool which was in I
surea in the defendant Company. In
the trial of the case in the common
pleas court Judge Newby Instructed '
the jury to bring in a verdict for the '
defendant, he deciding that the testi
mony did not show that the plaintiffs
had compiled with a provision of the
policy which required them to offer to
submit the question of the loss to ar
bitration when a difference arose over '
THREE NEW OASES. i
Three new cases were filed in the
Common Pleas Court during the past
Thomas Conard against Joseph L
and Emma J. Dodd is a suit on a
promissory note. The note was exe
cuted Feb 26, 1013, for $282.43 and
bears 8 per cent, interest. The plain
tiff says that no part of the note has
been paid and he asks Judgment for
the amount with interest.
Ilillsboro Wins Basket Ball Here
and Loses at Jamestown
The oasket ball game between Hllls
boro and Norwood Athletics at Car
roll's Hall Thanksgiving afternoon
was a walkover for Hlllsboro, the
score being 70 to 12. The local bo3
were entirely t o fast for the visitors
and after the first few minutes of
play the only question was by how
wide a margin Hlllsboro would win
It was too easy to be interesting
Hlllsboro went to Jamestown on
Thanksgiving night when they suffer
ed defeat by the score of 52 to 21 The
boys say that Jamestown has a strong
team, but claim they were handicap
ped by the small lloor. A return
game has been arranged with James
town at Carroll's Hall tonight. With
the addition of 'Mickey' Carroll center
and on their own lloor the boys think
they can win, although they say that
they will have a very hard tight and
prophesy that the game will be close.
This game is certain to be well worth
seeing and if you enjoy basket bill
you can not afford to miss it. Cme
out and encourage the boys.
The law passed in 1013 requirlne
that certain foodstuffs, such as apples,
potatoes, etc, be sold by weight In
stead of by measure was held uncon
stitutional by the supreme cou't.
Tuesday. The grounds of the decision
an that the law interferred with the
rights of contract and was an im
proper exercise of the police powers
The supreme court Tuesday handtd
down a decision in the case asking1
for a recount of the ballots on the
Home Rule Amendment, refusing the
application. The decision was con
curred In by all the judges, who htid
that there was no provision of law
providing for a recount of ballots on a
constitutional amendment. The dry
leaders will ask for the passage of
laws by the next legislature providing
for a recount of ballots on constitu
tional amendments. The press re
ports state that the court held that
the Home Rule amendment only re
pealed the county local option law ai.d
did not interfere with any other laws
regulating the liquor traffic.
While the Home Rule Amendment
will go into effect Dec 4 repDrts are
t! a Gov. Cox will not appoint lieei.se
ommlssloners in the forty live coi n
ties which are now dr) under county
option, but will leave this to the in
coming administration, on the ground
that as the new administration must
handle the changed condition the ap
pointments should be made by It.
This will mean that no saloons can be
opened In the dry counties until after
the first of the year.
Miss Leila Huggins, who has heert
the second primary grade teacher In
the local schools for several years, has
received a call to the East Cleveland
schools and will go there the first ct
the year. Miss Hugglns Is reconi7ed
as one of the best teachers in the
local schools and the superintends t
of the East Cleveland schools visited
her room for the purpose of observing
her work when here a few weeks ao.
He was so pleased with it that the
offer of the position followed. Ti.e
East Cleveland schools are among U e
best in the state and the employment
of Miss Huggins is a high compliment
to her ability as a teacher. A num
ber of former Hlllsboro teachers-are
now teaching in East Cleveland and
Miss Huggins Is the second one to ;o
there this year, Miss Helen Lemon
having begun her work there the nnt
rf this week.
James Holt, of Sinking Springs, and
Miss LIda Barley, of Marshall, were
united In marriage at the Children's
Home by Rev. John Howard, Wednes.
H, M. Grove asks for a judgment
for $150 with 7 per cent, interest from
April 13, 1014, against L. S. and David
R. Pratt. The suit is on a promis
sory note for $150 which the plaintiff
says Is past due and no part of the
principal nas oeen paid
The Sardinia Fair Co. airainst n v
Purdy is a suit on a contract, amount
for which judgment is asked being
$175. The plaintiff says that it sold
Mr. Purdy the privilege to sell soft
drinks, lunch, ice cream and cigars
and tobacco at the Sardinia Fair held
In Sept. 1914, for $350 ; that Purdy
had the privilege for the time stipu
lated in the contract $175 but has
failed and refused to pay the balance
of $175 which was due on Sept 3, 1914
The plaintiff therefore prays a judg.
mentfor the amount with interest
from Sept. 3, 1014.
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