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HILLSBORO, OHIO, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 24, 1914.
VOL. 79. NO. 36
bills allowed FARMERS' CLUB I countyaoent BOOK LARNIN' IN i courtnews AGREEMENT ON
To Whom Paid and For What
Purpose the Money of the
County is Expended.
FNTFRTAlNFn township Committeemen Ap-
PIONEER DAYS ?t STREET LIGHTS
the Past Week. I
ilEi t ijIJLJC.JLLJ
J. M.Murray & Co.,burlal of Lethey
Maggie S wadley,expense State Board
of Charities, $10 15.
Hillsboro Telephone Co., tolls, $3 00.
N. B. Barrett, livery surveyor, $2.
Ohio Law Reporter Co., sup , $1 50-
John Cunningham, laundry, $2.40.
1 Selph's Cash Qro., sup Jan, $12.75.
Hillsboro Hdw. Co., sup Jan, $2 15.
H. N" Harwood, rep fur, $10.15.
1 W. H. Ilaley, coal Ct Hse, $34.25
Stakalta Pen Co , supplies, $13 50.
Barrett Bros., supplies, $0.50
N. B Barrett, livery sheriff, $3.
C. N. Winkle, exp col taxes, $18.75.
II. F. Tedrick, repairs, $11.05.
F. B. Cummlngs, repairs, $0.
Chas. M. West, repairs, $0.
v Dan Turner, lumber, $18.18.
O. F. Whlsler, lumber 2.53.
Jacob Duokwall, repairs, $5.
Martin Dunnlger, repairs, $2.25.,
N. B. Collier, sewer repairs, $3.51.
J. G. Bedkey, repairs, $11.25
F. B. Clark, crushed stone, $180.09.
D. L. Michaels, repairs, $70 50.
F. B. Cummlng", repairs, $123.38.
G. T. Groves, repairs, $48 50.
Watch Night Services.
TJm Snndav Sclnol of the Christian
Church will give a big entertainment
at the I. O. O. F. Hall on New Years
eve. An excellent program is being
nreoared for the first part of .the exer
cises, after which oysters will be
unrveri. Thn urogram proper will be
gin at 8 o'clock and the festivities will
then continue until the morning of
the next day. Everybody is invited to
remain until the old year fades and
the new year begins. Moorehead's
orchestra will furnish the instrument
al music This school has enjoyed
the most prosperous year in its history
having averaged more than 200 each
Sunday of the year.
Real Estate Transfers.
John Fitzslmons to. Mary
slmons, Greenfield lot, $100.
John Lafferty to James B. Arnot,
Greenfield lot, $1.
Walter L. Hosklns to M. T. Spen
cer, Highland lot, 1250.
Andrew Bobers to L. A. Overman,
Washington tp 74 a., 81.
John Stultz to F. L Brown, Green
field lot, $1500.
Susan C. Walker to J. E. Grillith,
Liberty tp , 4 a., $1.
A. F. Coffman to O. E. Louderback,
Whlteoak tp., 25 a., 3000.
F. L. Brown to John Stultz, Paint
tp., 102 a , $5500.
Fred O. Gabriel to Emma A. Buble,
Hillsboro lot, $1500.
C. L. Nace to J. H. Nace, Brush
creek tp , 109 a , $1.
Jonn H. Smith to John W. Blley,
Concord tp , 50 a , $1850.
Mary S Bean to Lois B. Tolle,
Hillsboro lot, 81.
C. W. Bhoten to Henry Stewart,
Whlteoak tp., 1 a., $1300.
Basket Ball Christmas.
A fast game of basket ball Is sched
uled for Christmas afternoon at Car
roll's Hall. Hillsboro will play the
Advents of Cincinnati, one of the best
teams In the city. The game Is cer
tain to be a battle royal and If you en
joy basket ball you can not afford to
miss It. Hillsboro has an unusually
fast and aggressive team and always
puts up a game struggle. The Advents
always have a good team and this year
have In their line up several of the
basket ball stars of Cincinnati. The
game will be called at 3 o'clock, ad
mission 25c. The local boys have
been losing money on the games here.
They are not trying to make money
are playing for the love of the game
and considering the fine game they
play should be more liberally sup
ported. Union Evangelistic Meeting.
A union meeting of all the churches
in the interests of the Tabernacle
meetings will be held Sunday night
at the Methodist church. Evange
list George S, Graber, of Columbus,
will be present and preach. Bev.
Graber Is a personal friend of Bev. J.
O. Emerlck, pastor of the U. B.
Church, and a .powerful and eloquent
The work on the Tabernacle is
progressing uraplclly, The walls and
siding were completed yesterday and
all of the outside work will be com
pleted this evening. The building
committee states that by Saturday
night the Tabernacle will be finished.
Cottage prayer meetings will be held
each day next week.
Misses Helen Lemon, Adlna Larkln,
Maude McCoppln and Mary Hussey,
who are teaching In the Cleveland
schools, are at home for their vacation
With Elaborate Dinner by
Col. L. B. Boyd on Last
Who Live on Other Investments
Discuss and Decide Farm
Questions Dr. , Brown
Responsible For War.
The Farmer's Club held the tlrst of
its annual series of dinners for the
present season of 1014-15 at the resi '
dence of Col. Llvy Boyd,- who, as the
host, acted according to the by-laws,
president pro tern. ,
After the members were assembled
the president welcomed in a few well
chosen words, Dr. J. O. Larkln, the
latest addition to our membership.
Though he has long been known to
have had a leaning towards farming, '
only recently and after many vain at i
tempts In both Paint and Liberty
townships was he able to ouy a farm
that actually Joined up to that of Col.
Mr. Barry shyly suggested that he
would without doubt make a success
In the venture since he had like his
neighbors many profitable outside
As the dinner proceeded It was easily
seen that the host had provided in the
various dishes either the products of
his farm or the products of the pro
ceeds of outside investments.
Contrary to Section II of the by-laws
which explicitly forbids the positive
settlement of any question whatsoever
of world-wide interest before the cigan
are passed and over-ruling the argu
ments of the able member of the com
mittee on administration, Charles
Scott, who is also chairman of the
committee on Commercial Fertilizers,
it was most definitely decided that the
present terrible European conflict was
aggravated and started in a certain
border village of France during an
argument between no less a person
than our fellow member, Dr. H. M.
Brown, and an ofllcer of the Kaiser's
Imperial Army. The former uphold
ing the marked relative efficiency of
"Belgian Drafts" with sloping pas
terns against those with straight pas
terns. Various members held as many dif
ferent opinions as to when the war
thus started but now involving king
doms and empires, would be over but
all agreed not to lend undue Influence
to either side although naturally our
sympathy Is with the Doctor.
Judge Newby ventured to remark
that whereas a cow kicked over the
lamp that nearly wiped Chicago otf
the map, Dr. Brown in his zeal for up
holding facts had started a war and
thereby putHlllsboro on the map of
During the slight lull that followed
Commodore Morgan Inquired of his
neighbor in his intense manner If the
advantage of sloping pastures lie In
the fact that they are better drained
but received no answer as the mem
bers were moving to another room
where, before the huge open fire piled
high with oak logs, products of the
farm, they immediately went into
As the functions of the Club are
primarily ofj an agricultural nature
that subject was as usual brought up,
discussed and settled. Dr. Larkin was
mildly censured by Mr. Scott because
he was known to have paid $9.10 per
hundred for a bunch of hogs last Spring
and to have very recently sold them at
$0 30 per hundred although there is
understood to have been a noticeable,
though slight gain In weight after the
100 days feeding.
After due debate the members con
sented to a clearance on the charge
given the doctor for what Is generally
considered by the Club as a serious
misdemeanor, chiefly because of his
Inexperience and at the request of the
other members. Mr. Scott explained
to the doctor that it was the Invariable
rule or the different members of the
Farmer's Club to buy low and sell
The next question was brought up
by our historian and banker member,
Klrby Smith. "The Advantages accru
ing, If any, to the Country Banks
through the instillation of the Federal
Begtonal Banks." His arguments,
punctuated by his long hut Impressive
fore finger, were Inquisitorial rather
than otherwise, but he was ably
assisted and followed by Dr Brown,
who made some of the most eloquet
and positive arguments to which the
Club has been prlviledged to listen for
many months. In defense of the Fed-
The committee from the County
Crop Improvement Association hav
ing in charge the matter of securing
an agricultural agent for Highland
county met at the olllces of the Cen
tral Mutual Fire Insurance Associa
tion Monday afternoon.
C. C. Muhlbach, Aaron Head and
Boy Kelly who had presented the
matter at the Farmers Institutes at
Balnsboro, Leesburg and Buford
stated that the proposal was heartily
received at all the places ; that at
Leesburg and Baitisboro committees
were appointed to boost it and that at
Leesburg over 100 members were
It was decided to have another
meeting at the Fire Insurance cfllces
next Monday and the following town
ship committeemen appointed who
are urged to attend that meeting.
At that time definite plans will be
made and the work begun jf securing
the necessary county members to in
sure the selection of a county agent.
T. H. Duff. Greenfield ; Frank
Smalley, Greenfield ; A. H. Hull,
Marshall ; J. D. VanWInkle, Hills
boro; Joseph Karnes, Hillsboro; J. B.
Davis, Balnbrldge ; D. C. Cannon,
Leesburg; W. S. Barker, Fayetteville;
Frank Sharp, Lynchburg; Grant
McConnaughey, Hillsboro; J. W. Fen
wick, Mowrystown; W. E. Parker,
Peebles, B. 4; C. C. Kesler, Peebles
B. 4; John B. Puckett, Buford; C. F.
Boberts, Hillsboro, B. 11 ; J. II. Ted
rick, Lynchburg; Harry West, Lees
burg; E. M. Johnson, Highland; Wm.
Charles, Hillsboro B. 5; Clarence Sat
erfleld, Hillsboro, B. 9; Ed. Dines,
Hillsboro; Frank Crosen, Hlllsbo o;
J. Edgar Williams, Hillsboro ; E. W
McWilllams, Greenfield; A. G. Cock
National Prohibition Defeated.
The Ilobson resolution providing
for the submission of an amendment
to the constitution providing for na
tional prohibition was defeated in the
house of representatives Tuesday.
The resolution received a majority of
nine 9, the vote being 107 for to 189
against, but lost as it required a two
thirds vote to carry. S. D. Fess, con
gressman from this district and Governor-elect
Willis voted for the reso
lution were Francis, Post, Swltzer
and White. While the resolution was
defeated the vote received was most
encouraging to temperance workers
and the tight will be continued with
Death of Eugene Zimmerman.
Col. Eugene Zimmerman, capital
ist, engineer and soldier, died sud
denly in the drawing room of the
Queen City Club in Cincinnati Sunday
alternoon. He was 69 years of age
and had been suffering with kid
ney trouble for several weeks.
He was well known in Hillsboro, he
and his daughter, Helena, the present
Duchess of Manciiester. making their
home here for a short time several
years ago, living at that time In the
property now occupied by Mr. and
Mrs. S. P. Scott on W. Main street.
He also at one time owned the Hills
boro Fair Grounds and the farm just
south of town now belonging to C. W.
Mr. Zimmerman was one of the big
railroad men of the country and had
extensive coal Interests. While al-
I ways rated a multimillionaire no one
' knows anywhere near the extent of
his wealth as he was very secretive as
' to his business affairs. The Duchess
of Manchester Is his only child.
Thomas Griffin, who is attending
Dennlson College, is at home for the
eral Banks, O. N. Sams then occupied
the attention with so many closely
figured and easily comprehended facts
that he was conceeded the debate
although due appreciation was given
the doctor's eloquence.
I Some of the less argumentative
members appear quite favorably under
certain conditions. No one could be
more eloquent than Mr. Barry when
he is forced to smile Incredulously at
arguments dealing with farming that
are plainly faultyln their premise and
if his lips move you may be sure he is
salng, "It's a long, long way to
, And then Anally as the members
, were preparing to leave there occurred
to me the saying of the finest author
of all antiquity on a similar occasion
that "Though a man has not theablll-
ties to distinguish himself In the most
shining parts of a great character he
has certainly the capacity of being
' Just, modest and temporate,"
One of tub Mbmbeus.
Editorial in Cincinnati En
quirer Refers to People
in This County
"KNOWLEDGE IS POWER"
Was Favorite Maxim Then
How it Was Acquired in
In a recent issue of the Cincinnati
Enquirer an editorial, entitled "Bojk
Larnin'", appeared, it was written
by Mrs. Bebecca McClure, a former
resident of Brushcreek township and
in It she mentioned many present
residents of that township. Mrs. Mc
Clure spent the past year at the Easton
home near Ft. Hill. On account of
the many local references and the
general excellence of the article it is
here reproduced :
If one thing more than another
marked out the generation that stood
between the pioneer days In Ohio anJ
the present It was an insatiable desire
for knowledge In the old time
"readers," emblazoned in letters as
fiery as those traced across the ban
queting hall of Bvlshazzar. was the
Impelling maxim, ''Knowledge is pow
er I" And with a zeal hardly second
to that which aumrilly swept the
mourner's bench during the periods of
revival the search went on, the torcu
of learning being the beacon light
that led the children toward the
Some one has said that the wise
never go where all the rest go, or ilo
what the mass insists on doing. Old
Noah Webster must have sensed this
nugget of wisdom. While others were
hewing out the wilderness he brooded
over the peculiar needs of his time.
The result was the blue backed speller,
with Its motto, which the most up to
date of modern catch-word advertisers
have yet to equal for pith and conden
sation "Get the best 10,000 words 1"
Before that time the English language
was as supine cs the national credit
With one sure stroke he put it on its
feet "Spelling by rota, ion" c.i me Into
being, progres-ing b easj strides from
words of one syllable to "b a, ba, k-e-r,
ker, baker." Can you ever forget It?
And on to "Indefatlgabillt.v", which
successfully floored all but the one de
mure miss who chewed her slate pencil
with alfected modesty as the hum of
admiring approval went round when
she crossed the Bublcon.
Spelling, we confidently assert, is the
basis of all knowledge. Yet it is only
the basis at that. Upon this firm
foundation was to be erected a pyra
mid of subsequent learning that In
eluded the three B's. phj steal geogra
phy, "physiology and hjglene," a touch
of phjslcs, and, at the very apex, a
smatter of Latin, the latter gained at
the summer ''pay" sctiuol, when the
young professor from Lebanon taught
for $0 a pupil, half pijable at the
middle of the term and the other h ilf
at the "graduating exercises."
It was a period, too, when that
amount meant something And the
fact that It did lent additional value
to the quest. Father concluded he
could do the spring plowing alone
Mother worked over the old suit of
clothes and converted a faded ribbon
into the most refulgent of neckties.
From the back farms and down the
mud rows emerged the youthf u 1
searchers after truth. As a Scotch
parent hungered that one of the brood
might become an Ault Llcht minister,
so did these worthy progenitors of a
scarce equaling offspring ardently de
sire that they should have their
chance Who knew what might hap
pen? Didn't Bill Shoemaker work
Ills way through unaided to a "Ufa
certificate" from the Highland County
School Examiners' Board? Well,
Memory with most of us is hazy as
to what followed. Much improving of
conversation succeeded. The climax,
arrived when Zlnk Williams came hi
sucking his thumb, and when asked
what was the matter replied th it a bee
"stang" him, The boy who said
"ketch" for "catch" lost caste. Araa
zlah Cluft distinguished himself only
I during the recesss period at "hat ball ;"
' Amaziah was solid ot built, with tight
titling trousers. It lent fresh zest to
the later pursuit of knowledge to bee
him rise stiff-legged in the air as the
ball "soaked" him. But he loved the
The things that were learned then
were in many ways more wonderful
than aught that Horatloever dreamed
of In his phllosphy. Philology and
Three new cases were filed in the
Common Pleas Court during the past
The State of Ohio on the relation of
W. P. Cordrey against Highland
County Board of Education is a suit in
connection with the hauling of the
children of Mr. Cordrey to school In
Marshall Mr. Cordrey lives three
quarters of a mile from the pike and
he asked that the d lver of the wagon
be compelled to come, to a point on
the pike where a lane leading from Ills
house joins the pike. Tills is the same
suit which was ;iirst brought against
the board of education of Marshall
township, but was dismissed, Judge
Newby holding it should have been
brought against the county board
The case is set for hearing on next
The case of Bussell M. Sellers
against John Corzatt is a dispute over
the ownership of one brood sow, one
barrow and twenty-two shoats. Thn
plaintiff and defendant were partneis
In the farming business, Mr. Curzatt
being a tenant on a farm of Mr Sellers
On Dec 4, 1014 the partnership busi
ness settled. Mr Sellers says that Mr.
Coizat't withheld the above pigs from
the stttlement, when they were part
of the partnership property. Mr Sel
lers says that he owns a half interest
in this stock and asks that Corzatt he
restrained from selling them and a re
ceiver be appointed to take charge of
Ethel Sham asks that In-Lot No. I)
in the village of Highland and Lots)
Ncs 24 and 25 In Fairview addition In
Fairfield township, belonging to John,
Sharp be sold to satify a judgment of
$40 which she holds against John
Sharp. The plaintiff is the wife of
the defendant and the judgment con-
slsts of an allowance of temporary
alimony given her by Jiule Newby in
her suit for divorce. This allowance
the defendant failed io pay. Mary
Long, Frank Woodmansee and The
Leesburg building and Loan Associa
tion are also made defendants, Mrs
Sharp stating that they claim to have
leins on the premises. She asks that
the property be sold on execution to
pay her judgment.
Theengagementof Miss Nina Glenn,
of this place, and Hurch I). Muggins, of
Columbus, was informally announced
Sunday. The wedding will probably
occur in the late Spring or early sum
mer. Miss Glenn is a daughter of Dr. and
Mrs. W. W. Glenn ant one of Hills
boro's brightest and most charming
young ladies. She is a petite and pretty
brunette, refined and cultured and a
Mr. Huggins is a son of Judge II.
M. nuggins, of tills place. He is a
member of the law firm of Huggins,
Huggins & Hoover, of Columbus, and
is an able and learned lawyer.
The intention had been to formally
announce the engagement about the
first of i lie year, but on account of the
illness df Miss Glenn, it was informally
made at tills time.
hygiene were especially marvelous
You might ask us who Is President of
Mexico or to name the members of
the Cabinet, and we'd fall. But there
are 103 bones In the tinman body, by
gum or there used to be. And alcohol
is the mostdeadly enemy of the human
system. That, too, was impressed
with a fervor which led to subsequent
experiments, so assuredly does an oft
impressed trutli tempt the curiously
inclined to personal in.7estigalons.
What lias become of them all those
who sat at the feet of Wisdom incar
nated in a mild mannered little man
witli a lisp? To what extent have
those hard earned triumphs assisted In
the later struggle? There are other
reasons for remembering Noih Ger
man, but the best Is, and he'll smile
with you over It, that, he always made
his "8s" backward. Ed Gall, whose
dislike for erudition marked him as a
budding Anarchist, has gone over to
the enemy. Ho now drives a gasoline
wagon for the Standard Oil. Some
reached the heights of their ambition
and became teachers. Ot Tener, who
balked at the dead languages, has his
revenge. He's an undertaker now A
few fell by the wayside, while others
acquired a fearful renown by almost
being nominated for Congress. The
boy who could spell "Ipecacuanha" and
"Popucatapetl" wears a thin fringe of
whiskers today and expounds the war
news And through his droning ex
patiatlonsyou can still see diffident
Newt Benson, who died of the white
scourge of the hills, eating ills noun
lunch with ills head under the desk
lid, Ills cheek bones rising and failing
in a most amazing manner.
Finally Reached by Council
and Light Company on
WILL COST $4000 PER YEAR
Contract is For Five Years-150
Nitrogen Lamps Will Be Used
Streets Are Lighted
Hillsboro once more has stre et
lights. For the first time since Sept.
12, they were burning Tuesday and
will continue to burn for five years.
Monday night council and the Light
Co. arrived at an agreement. An ordi
nance providing a five year contract
was passed The full textof the ordi
nance will be found In another column.
The contract in brief Is as follows .
The village is to pay the Hillsboro
Light & Fuel Co , at least S3600 each
year for current for street lights It
is to pay for the current by the month
at the rate of 7c per kilowatt for the
first 2000 kilowatts; 5 cents for the
second 2000 kilowatts ; 4 cents for the
third 2000 kilowatts and 3 cents per
kl.owatt for all over 0000 kilowatt
If the town does not use enough cur
rent during any year to brlnR the price
up to MtKW to pay the Company just
The nitrogen lamp will be used, the
Light Co furnishing the fixtures and
putting them in place, the village
furnishing the bulbs for the lamps
The village is to replace bulbs as they
give ut or are broken, the Light Lo.
putting them in
The contract calls for 150 lamps. At
first 170 watt lamiH will be nlaced In
the business section and 70 watt lamps
in the residence section. The fixtures
will permit the use of anv si.e bulb
and council can change the size In
different locations as may seem best
after they have been tested
Council e.stiinaies that this contract
will require an expenditure by the
village each j ear of from $4000to420u
This Is from $1200 to $1000 lets than
called for In the ordinance voted on
Uh.'er ihe new contract Hillsboro
will not be as brillunth lighted as it
would have been under the proposed
contract but much better than under
the old arc lamp sj stein,
j The Light Co has agreed to fi-r.
nUh light wiuitheoid aic lamps wtth
' out charge until the new svstera i?,
1 It looked good Tuesday i.ilit to sen
the streets of the ;town lighted once
more and'ver one is glad that this
vexinir nrohlem lvis hour, cuitiui .r
last. The people were remarkably
patient while the town was In dark
ness, bearing the many inconvenience
Special Corn Boy Classes.
In order to interest the Ohio Corn
B03S in the Ohio State University, a
special class will be open to them ar
the annual Grain Show, held at the
University, Feb. 2-5, 1015.
The show is to be held during tins
Farmers' Week and the general class,
es of grain will be open to all regular
students as wtll as to those registered
for the Farmers' Wtek Course.
These classes call for 10 ear samples
of corn and two quart samples of the
smaller grains. The special clatses
for the Corn Boys call for 5 ear sam
ples consisting of yellow corn over K
lnc es In length; yellow corn under M
Inches in length; wnitecorn any length
and white cap corn any length.
The management to dale h.s $240 m
premiums todlstribute to the different
classes, which insuressomethlng worth
working for in each class.
Any of the Corn Boys interested
should write to Harry U. Simraer
macher, Townnhen Hall, Ohio State
University, Columbus, for premium
list and detailed information in re
ference to entering the grain.
Death of Boyd Nevin.
Boyd Nevin, aged 4(5 ears. died at
hlshomton Muntz street Wednesday
( night of last week, after a short illness
with pneumonia. The funeral services
1 were held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock
In the Presbyterian church, conducted
by Dr W. II. Shields. Burial was
t made in the Hillsboro cemetery. He
' is survived by Ills w ife, his aged moth-
'er and one brotlier. Mr Nevin hud
I an unusually bright and sunny dlspo-
sltlon and no one was more universally
liked. While he Wis known to be
seriously 111, his death came unex-
I pectedly and wan a shock to his many