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HILLSBORO, OHIO, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 17, 1914.
VOL. 79. NO. 35
OF INTEREST TO TEACHERS,
School Examiner States What is
Equivalent of The High
Editor News-Herald : The arti
cle, written by Mr. H. B. Galllett, and
published in last week's Dispatch rela
tive to the new school law, has resulted
in provoking many anxious inquiries
from teachers who intend to take an
examination as to what is to be con
sidered the "equivalent" of the year's
high school training specified in Sec
7822 1, which reads as follows : "On
and after Jan. 1, 1915, all applicants
for a one year or a three year eleraen
tary certificate shall have had at least
one year's training in an approved high
school or its equivalent." The provi
sions of this section would have been
manifestly unfair, had the state legls are mad0 parties ; also those owning
lature not provided an equivalent for the land on all sldes of tne premiseg
this training in the case of a teacher and tenants 0f xMs iand. in all there
who has had successful experience, but I are 45 defendants and the age and post
has been unfortunate in not having olllce atjdress of each one is given,
had any opportunity of securing this Tne petition takes 18 typewritten
training since the passing of the law. pageg.
n'nere nas Deen some uncertainly iu
the minds of the examiners over what
shall constitute this "equivalent."
This matter has been very happily
solved for us. A bulletin from the
State Superintendent of Public In
struction, jsent to all the examiners in '
the state, has just been received by
the County Superintendent specifying
exactly what shall be accepted as this
On this point the bulletin reads as
follows: "Two years of successful
teaching and twe years of certified
reading circle work or three years of
teaching andjono year, of reading circle
work are, to be considered the equiva
lent of a'yearlof high school training.
Double this amount of successful
teaching and reading circle work is to
considered the equivalent of two years
of high school work."
Apprehensions have been aroused in
the minds of many lest the provisions
of the new school law disqualify cer
tain capable and experienced teachers
through their inability to comply with
technical demands for training. When
properly understood the law makes no
requirements that can not be met by
a capable teacher who is willing to do
the reading and study necessary to
keep him abreast of tha times educa
tionally. While there has been no meeting of
our Board of Examiners called for the
discussion of these matters, 1 speak
for myself, and.I believe other mem
bers of the board will agree with me
when I say it islour duty to make pro
vision for the prevention of the elimi
nation of our good teachers, when we
can do this and still stay within the
limits of the law.
The forms for the practical test iu
teaching have been prescribed by the
State Superintendent of Public In
structlon aud sent to this olllce. The
clerk will inform those interested
through the press the method of con
ducting this examination or any other
changes that may be made.
Very truly yours,
W. H Vance,
Clerk of Bd. of School Exam.
Farm House Burned.
The large two story frame house of
Arthur Johnson, located about half
way between Samantha and Leesburg
was entirely destroyed by fire Satur
The fire started from a defective flue
In the kitchen and was discovered just
before midnight. At that time it was
under such headway that it was im
possible to check it. Mr. Johnson,
with the aid of his neighbors, was able
to save all of the household furniture
except in two rooms upstairs.
The loss is estimated at $3,500 with
The State Department of Agricul
ture on Friday announced the awards
of a three year short course scholar
ship in the agricultural college of
Ohio State University to the champion
boy corn grower In each county. This
is in addition to the free trip to
"Washington, D, C, and eaca scholar
ship is of the value of $60.
Warren McVey, of Highland, is the
fortunate and deserving boy in nigh'
land county. He had the Immense
yield of 117.2 bushels of corn on one
acre. He is certainly to be congratu
lated on the merited reward for ills
good work. '
The scholarship winners and their
yield in the nelgborlng counties are
as follows: Adams, Homer Gill, 53.5;
Clinton, Virgil McKlbben, 105 ; Cler
mont, Clifford Reed, 08 7; Fayette,
Otis Staley, 122 8 ; Pike, William Pat
terson, 01 3 ; Ross, Willis T, Corcoran,
Mrs. Schultz and daughter, of Love
land, visited Mrs. Sam Foley from
.Saturday until Tuesday.
Only one new case was filed In the
Common Fleas Court during the past
week. It is the action of Henry Mil
ton Fenneragalnst Amanda L.Holmes,
et al., and is for the .registration and
partition of 71 aores of land in Union
township. The plaintiff and twenty
live defendants are tenants in common
in the ownership of the land as heirs
of Henry U. Deck and Rachel A. Deck,
his wife, both deceased. The plaintiff
says that he is the owner in fee simple
of the undivided one-fourteenth part
of the premises (and the different de
fendants are owners of anywhere from
one-fourteenth to one hundredth part
of the premises. The suit is one of
first brought in this county under the
new "Torrens Land Law" and Is very
lengthy. Not only is a description
given of the land but also of the build
ings on It. In addition to the owners
of the land their husbands and wives
The entire country has been in the
grip of a cold wave for several days.
In Hlllsboro the mercury dropped to
eight below zero Tuesday morning and
Wednesday morning was at the zero
mark. Wednesday the temperature
was rising and the government weath
er bureaus' promised relief from the
extreme cold. Many towns using
natural gas suffered from the cold on
account of low pressure due to the
is seriously ill with
Miss Elizabeth Ridgeway is visiting
her sister in Dayton.
Mrs. Mary LaGuldara, of Moscow, is
visiting Mrs. E. B. Patterson.
Miss Etta Shepherd spent Wednes
day in Cincinnati.
Miss Anna Evans entertained with
a kensington Friday afternoon.
Charles F. Clarke went to Colum
bus Tuesday on business.
Perry McCoppin( was a
Mrs. A. A. Nellls gave a very enjoy
able reception .Friday afternoon for
the ladles of the Baptist Church.
Mr. aud Mrs. C. A. Wilkin spent
Sunday with the former's brother, H,
E. wiikin, near New Market.
Mrs Kenall returned to her home in
Chicago Saturday, after a visit with
her father, William Paley.
Miss Mary Hetherlngton, of New
York City, Is the guest of her mother,
Mrs. S. H. Hetherlngton.
Miss Nina Glenn has been quite ill
since Friday, but was better Wednes
day. O. N. Sams was in Columbus on
business from Monday until Wednes
Dr. Bliss Glenn, of Greenfield, spent
Tuesday with his parents, Dr. and
Mrs. W. W. Glenn.
Judge Cyrus Newby returned Wed
nesday from Georgetown, where he
had been holding court.
Aaron Head, of Columbus, has been
visiting' his parents, Mr. and Mrs
James Head, the past week.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles M. Johnson
returned Friday from Cleveland,
where they attended the State Con
vention of Hotel Men.
Orlle E. Teboe and Doris Bonlta
Ludwlck, both of Hlllsboro R. F. D.,
were married Wednesday by Rev B.
F. Smith, at his residence.
Mrs. S. N. Patton left Monday for
Memphis, Tenn., where she will make
an extended visit with her daughter,
Mrs. Harry Ronsh.
Mrs. J. M. Ilibben, who has been
visiting her son, Fred, in Cleveland
for several weeks, returned home on
J. H. Bentley, of Wilmington, was
the guest of Leslie Parshall, Saturday
and Sunday. Mr. Bentley will leave
next week for Fouts, Tex., where he
expects to make his home.
Joel 'J. Wright, aged 73 years, died
at the home of his daughter, Mrs
Evan Good, near New Vienna, Tues
day of last week. The funeral and
burial was hold at Leesburg, Thursday
A daughter was born to Mr and
Mrs. Grover Wyatt, of Portsmouth,
Saturday.1 Mrs. Wyatt Is a daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. A. E. nilllurd of this
The News-Herald would make a nice
Light Contract Defeated by Vote
a . .. .
to One Bond
The special election on the initiated
petition for street lights on Tuesday
resulted in the defeat of the ordinance
by a vote of CSO against to 15.1 for,
The request for a $20,000 bond issue to
pay the Indebtedness of the town
while it received a majority of all
votes cast did not receive the neces
sary two-thirds majority and also lost.
The vote on the Light Question by
precincts follows :
N. E. 27 122
N. W. 10 139
S E. 50 213
S. W. s 51 200
Total 153 680
Majority, No, 527,
The vote on the Bond Issue by pre
clncts was as follows :
N. E. 85 03
N. W. 84 75
S. E. 151 110
S. W. 153 96
Majority, Yes, 123.
While those conversant with condl
tions were certain that the Light Or
dinance of the Hlllsboro Light & Fuel
Co. would be defeated, hardly anyone
expected it to be by such an over
whelming vote. The result proves
that the people of Hlllsboro are satis
fied with the manner in which council
is handling this vexing preblem and
have no desire to take it out of their
While it is not known definitely
what council will do or how soon the
town will have lights, this Is certain
that council will bend every effort to
secure street lights for Hillsooro at
the earliest possible moment.
J. A. Head, one of the members of
council, said Tuesday night after the
result was known, that he was in favor
of buying current of the Light Co.
through a meter ; that he believed the
thing to do was to place a 70 watt
nitrogen lamp where the old arc lamps
were located; that this would light
the town better than under the old
system and even if the village had to
pay the present regular rate of 10c a
kilowatt he did not think the cost
would run as high as $250 a month
The fixtures for these lights, he said,
would cost in the neighborhood of
$500. Mr. Head also stated that Mr
Beecher had always stated that if the
town desired to buy light on this basis
the Company would furnish the labor
for putting up the fixtures.
The failure of the bund issue to se
cure the required two-third majority
is to be regretted as the town Is in
debt $19,000 on which it is paying 6
per cent, interest. It has not the
money to pay this indebtedness and
caunot secure it except through a
bond issue. If the bond issue had
carried the bonds would not have car
ried over 5 yer cent. Interest and there
would have teen a way for paying them
off It will be necessary to have
another election on this Question so
that the town can pay its just debts,
Death of Moses Calvert.
Moses Calvert, aged 86 years, died at
the home of his son, W. E Calvert, on
Wednesday night of last week. He
had been sick only a few days with
pneumonia, but his health had been
failing for some time. The funeral
was held at thehome Friday afternoon
at 1:30, conducted by Dr. Eatl K. Slutz,
Burial was made in the Hlllsboro
He Is survived by flvechlldren, New
ton E. and William E , of this
Spencer, of Washington C. II., Mrs.
Stanley Holladay and Mrs. Lewis
Swisshelm, of near Hlllsboro.
Mr. Calvert was one of Hlllsboro's
most highly respected citizen, promi
nent in business and church circles
until recent years when he was com-1
pelled by reason of the infirmities of j
old age to give up active participation '
in all things. He was a large land
owner and for a number of years was
engaged in the hardware business here, i
Edwin Gabriel, of Norwood, has
been visiting his sister, Mrs. William
Hill, since Saturday.
Auditor W. A. Teter and Commis
sioner O. O. Kesler went to Columbus
Tuesday to attend the annual conven
tion of the county auditors of Ohio.
Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Barnes, of
Washington C. H., were the guests of
their son, Homer Barnes, Saturday
Mrs. Kite Door'.ey spent Saturday
and Sunday In Cincinnati. There she
met her daughter, Miss June, who
came down from Oxford, where she is
May be Secured by this County
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I1I HJ.i -.!
rui us muucui meeting
Held Saturday. '
A meeting of the Highland County
Crop Improvement Association to con
sluer the securing of an agricultural
agent for this county was held at the
Court House Saturday afternoon.
John M. McMullen, president of tho
Association, presided. An address
was made by Prof. II. C. Price, dean
of the Agricultural 'College of the
State University. He told of the du
ties of an agricultural agent and how
one could be secured. The agent
would have an olllce In Hlllsboro and
would give advice to the farmers on
all questions which arose, kind of fer
tilizers best suited to soil, selection of
seed, care and selection of stock, etc.,
etc. The agent would be a graduate
of the state college of agriculture and
would also be a man with several
years successful experience in farm
ing. To secure an agent some organi
zation in the county must obligate
ltsself to pay $1000 each year towards
his salary and .expenses ; at least ten
men from each township must belong
to the organization. The state will
pay $1000 and the federal government
$1000 each year toward the salary and
expenses of the agent.
It was believed by those at the
meeting that Highland county should
have an agricultural agent and a com
mittee composed of C C. Muhlbach,
Roy Kelly and Aaron Head was ap
pointed to present the matter before
the three farmer's institutes to be
held in the county this week at Bu
ford, Ralnsboro and Leesburg.
The above committee and C. C.
Kesler and J. D. Van Winkle were ap
pointed a committee to meet with the
president and township vice-presi
dents of the Association at the offices
of the Central Mutual Fire Insurance
Association next Monday morning at
10 o'clock. At this meeting It is ex
pected to outline a policy and adopt
plans for tho securing of an agent for
this county. Every towi ship vice,
president is urged to attend this
meeting as it means much tc the
farmers to have an expert to advise
them on all questions and this is an
opportunity which should be eagerly
grasped. It will only take 335 people
at $3 a year each to secure an agent
and the larger the number of mem
bers the smaller tho cost wi 1 be to
The agent will be selected by the
State Board of Agriculture upon the
recommendation of the county organ
ization. Death of Mrs. II. E. Wilkin.
Mrs. Hamilton E Wilkin, aged 51
years, died at her home two miles
south of New Market at 1 o'clock Sun
day morning. Death resulted from a
stroke of apoplexy suffered on the
Wednesday night preceedlng, and she
had lain unconscious from then until
her death The funeral services were
held Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock at
the New Market Baptist church, con
ducted by Dr J. H. Holllngsworth.
She Is survived by her husband and
live children, three sons, Wilbur, of
Akron, Oren and Orlo, at home, and
two daughters, Mrs. Roy Naylor, of
Sugartree Ridge, and Miss Ethel, at
Among the .people from a distance
who attended the funeral were Mr
and Mrs. Wilbur Wilkin, of Akron,
and Mr. and Mrs. Byron Wolfe, of
C. E. Bell and son left Monday for a
several weeks trip to the Bermuda Is
lands. Mr. and Mrs. McLaughlin, of Hoag-
! lands Crossing, visited their daughter,
Mrs. Leslie ZInk, Saturday and Sun
Judge and Mrs. T. M. Watts, who
have been visiting their daughter,
Mrs. J. Edgar Ware, at Lynchburg,
Va., returned home Monday.
Mrs. Frank Pflster, of Lynchburg,
was the guest of her parents, Mr. and
Mrs J. U. Berry man, Saturday and
Mrs. Martha Hanna and Miss Flor
ence Sanders, of Springfield, returned
home Tuesday, after a visit with Mr.
aud Mrs James Burton.
Miss Elsa Johnson returned to her
home in Monterey Wednesday, after a
week's visit with her cousin, . iss
I Myra Johnson.
Thursday, Dec. 17, has been set
aside by County Superintendent Vance
as Belgian Relief Day for the schools
of Highland county. On this day the
teachers are asked to devote one honr
to acquaint their children with the
European situation and giving the
children an opportunity to contribute
to the relief of the suffering people of
All material for the Big Tabernacle,
except, u,e, roollr ,ls now
L'rniinds and wnrlt ulll l.Pirln
grounds and work will begin today If
the weather permits. The building
committee was soliciting Tuesday and
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with a hearty reception. Over
100 days labor was promised and about
$50 donated to piy for labor. The
committee was only out a few hours
and expect to secure much more help.
Mr. Van B Miller, of the building
committee stated Wennesday that
with good weather the framework of
the building would be completed
The union meeting at the Methodist
church Sunday was most enthusiastic
over the outlook for a wonderful re
vival. Ten minute talks were made
by Revs. Shields, Nellls and Eraerick.
A Unldn Meeting will be held at the
Presbyterian church Sunday evening.
Sh.rt addresses will be made by local
pastors and reports by committee
Harley Brewer and Anna Penwell,
both of Greenfield.
James Holt, of Sinking Spring, and
Llda Barney, of Marshall.
John Moore and Rosa Wilkin, b.th
of Hlllsboro, R F. D.
Ben W. Fenner and Hazel M Scott,
both of Hlllsboro, R. F. D.
Bellamy Williams, of Marshall, and
Maye VanPelt, of Hlllsboro, R F. D.
North W. Haines and Eva Weaver,
both of Buford.
Real Estate Transfers.
Allen Rotroff to A. K Rotroff, Con
cord tp, 67a, $1.
Christian L Redkey to Anna Mask
Ralnsboro, lot, $1.
American National Bank of Ashe
vllle, N. C, to C. N. Bennington.
Whlteoak tp, 105a, $1. j
Charles Case to John Kay, Green
field, lot, $1. -
L, B. Custer to John F. Plummer,
New Market tp, 34a, $1000.
Hlllsboro Cemetery Association to
Josephine McGutre, lot, $120
Margaret O. Wedding to Llda M. '
Kennedy, Hlllsboro, lot, $1
Wm. Matthews to Andrew Robert,
New Market tp, Ola, $1.
Wilbur Roades to Bert Mercer, Clay
tp, 50a, $1.
C. M. Simmons to W. E. Simmons,
Greenfield, lot, $200
C. E Tarblll to Frank P Dome,
Marshall tp. 282a, $1.
Dan L. Satterileid sheilff to Charles
Whisler, Hlllsboro, lot, $4650.
Dr. II. M Brown left Tuesday for
New York City. There he will meet
the ship on which 10 Percheron and
Belgian stallions have been consigned
to him Immediately following the
declaration of war the Belgian gov
ernment issued a proclamation pro
hibiting the shipment of horses from
that country. However, on account
of the aid extended to the people of
Belgium by the United States this
shipment was permitted to Brown &
Ajres on the government learning
that they belonged to citizens of the
A mile of street paving, contracted
for more than a year ago, is now com
pleied. Portions of three of the town's
main streets are solidly paved with
brick and concrete, a combination that
insures permanency. Main street is
paved from Wood street to Walnut
street, a distance of four square ; South
street from the Library totne Pennsyl
vania Railroad, a distance of five
squares and Locust street from Mul
berry street to a point a few feet be
yond the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad,
a distance of seven squares or more
Already it is being talked by a good
many people that it would be a good
thing to start a movement for another
mile of paving for next year Wil
mington Journal Republican.
Mrs D. F. Scott announces that the
W O. T. U. has relinquished all claims
to the selling of her book, "Farm Life
and Christian Citizenship" and the
only place they are for sale now Is at
i The Dispatch Office, price $1. She de
I elded instead of donating net proceeds
to procuring a Rest Room, to divide
them between the Tabernacle fund
and the Highland County Temperance
j League. If all are sold each cause
would obtain several hundred dollars.
If half the books are sold by the time
the Tabernacle services close, the net
proceeds w HI be given to the Taber
nacle fund, or of any number under
half of them. All proceeds beyond
that will be given to the Highland
County Temperance Fund. This dis
posal of the books accords fully with
my first purpose in publishing them
to try to help, if only just a little, in
promoting the cause of Christianity
and temperance in our beautiful and
honored Highland county.
The fire department was called to
the residence of S. T. McMillan Wed
nesday, by a small blaze starting from
a gasoline stove. The tire was out
before tho department arrived.
SALARY OF P0STA1ASTERS
In Many Ohio Towns, Includin?-
Hlllsboro and Greenfield
Alay Be Reduced.
The salary of the Hlllsboro post
master will probably be reduced from
$2400 to $2000 a year and the Green
field postmaster from $2500 to $2000.
The.postolllce approprlnlon bill now
pending before cungress makes a rad
ical revision of the salaries of Post
masters of second class offices At
present salaries range from $2000 to
$2000 Under the pending bill the
new salaries will be either 2000 or
In addition to the reduction at.
Hlllsboro and Greenfield as given
above other nelgnborlng town affected
are : Blanchester reduced from 2200
to $2000; London rtducid from $2300
to $2000 ; Lebanon and Wilmington
reduced from $2400 to $2000; Clrcle
vllle reduced from $2500 to $2000 ;
Washington O H. reduced from $2600
to $2500 ; Chllllcothe reduced from
$2900 to $2500.
Santa Claus wishes to meet every
member of the Sunday School and as
many other folks as care to come, at
the Methodist Church next Wednes
day night at 7 o'clock.
The young folks will give a Cantata,
Holly and Mistletoe Girls, Evergreen
Bojs, Star Fairy, Icicles and Snow
flakes and the Sunday School orches
tra will all be present to make the oc
casion a festive one.
A meeting of the Highland County
Teachers Association will be held at
the Washington School building Sat
urday. The following program has
been prepared :
10:00 Vlctrola Concert
"Boys". Prof. Pliny Johnso.i, Prin-
clpal of Woodward High School
"Nature Study" Prof. A. M.
Crane, Walnut Hills High School
1:00 P. M.
"Nature Study".. ..Prof. A. M. Crane
"The School" Prof Pliny Johnson
Remarks Supt. W. II. Vance
It Is the desire of the committee
that every teacher In Highland
County be present. Interesting
speakers and good music have t pi
provided. It will be a convenient
time to do vour ChrKtraas shopping
' . C. Patteuson,
tB-.Sr i committee
W 11 Vance J
The committee In charge of raising
the car load of flour for the suffering
Belgians, reports that the work Is
progressing nicely and that there is
no doubt but that the 200 barrels will
be secured The committee desires to
Impress on everyone that the contu
butions are voluntary, that there will
be no solicitation and no urging jf
any description each person beinir
asked to give what he or she feels cui
be afforded and that any amount
I large or small will bj appreciated.
Remember that money for this fund
can be left at any of the Hlllsboro
banks or Postotllce and wheat at any
of the mills of Hilihland county.
Including the $50 given by the Bus-
I lness Men's Association and the ist5
'cleared by the High School Minstrel
Saturday night $385 20 has been con-
j trlbuted in Hlllsboro towards the
I fund and many who have signified
their intention to give hive not dotu
so. It Is believed that at least S50O
will be raised in Hlllsboro. Reports
have not been received from other
sections of the county or from any of
the mills. If you have not given
please do so at once.
Death of Mrs. Stanley Holladay.
i Mrs. Stanley Holladay, aged 54
years, died at her home on the Mar
shall pike Friday night. She had
been ill for a long time with Brlght's
disease Funeral services were held
at the home Monday conducted by
Dr. Earl R. Slutz. Mrs. nolladay was
a daughter of the late Moses Calvert,
whose death occurred only two days
before, mention of which will he
found in another columrr.
D wight Rogers, who Is attending
Lake Forest Academy at Lake I ortst
111., arrived here Sunday to speiv tho
Christmas Holidays with Ms parents,
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Rogers. Through
excellent work In his studies he se
cured the privilege of coming home
four days before the regular vacation
i Alethodist Church.
Sunday School at 9 a. m Preaching
by the pastor, Rev E. R Slutz at
10:30. Subject, "Regal Gift." Union
Mass Meeting at the Presbyterian,
church at 7 p. in.