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HILLSBORO, OHIO, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 31, 1914.
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Committeed at Maysville
, Rebecca Badgley upset the report
that she was wanted by Maysville po
lice for having stolen a valise filled
with clothing, Friday, when she ap
peared at the Mayor's olllce In Ports
mouth and made clear that sho has
been emplojed at the Norfolk Hotel
In Portsmouth for some time past, and
adding thatshe was never in Mavsvllle.
Miss Badgley was formerly a resident
The day preceding word had come
from Maysville to arrest a woman by
that name who had fled from there.
Sho was' employed at the boarding
house of Mrs. Thomas, and when she
was gone a grip and several articles
were missing. The woman had been
going under the name of Rebecca
Badgley. The police located this wo
man upon ashanty boat below the city,
where they attempted to arrest her.
She Jumped into a skiff with a male
vimrianion and started for the Ken
tucky shore. The officers demanded
the man to stop rowing and return.
At this point the woman grabbed the
oars from his hands, while he dropped
Into the bottom of the boat. The wo
man kept rowlrg and made their
escape. The officer found the valise
and missing articles upon the boat.
Miss Badgley told the police that
she knew nothing of the woman, and
proved that she was entirely Innocent
of the suspicion cast upon her.
New Years Reception.
Rev. and Mrs. E. R. Slutz will keep
open house for all of their friends New
Year's afternoon and evening. No
invitations other than those from the
pulpit and through the press are being
sent out So consider this a personal
invitation to you.
Hillsboro defeated the Cincinnati
Advents in a fast and hard fought
ame of basket ball at Carroll's Hall
Christmas afternoon by a score of 28
to 13. The visitors were fast and good
players but did not show as good team
work as the local boys nor were they
as accurate in shooting goals.
Autos in Highland County.
The number of automobiles in High
lf" county according to figures Issued
recently by the Statp Registrar Is 580.
If the amount invested in the ma
chines averaged $600 for each one, the
total amount Invested would reach the
enormous sum of $348,000 While you
may think that Highland connty has
many machines, in the neighboring
counties they ar thicker. Ross has
860, Pickaway 863, Madison 693, Fay
ette C37, Clinton 687 and Greene 764.
L L. Paris Resigns.
The following dispatch from Colum
bus, which was published in the
Cincinnati Enquirer Tuesday will be
a surprise to the many friends of L. L.
Farisln Highland county: "Officially
recorded today by the State Civil Ser
vice Commission was the resignation
of Secretary L. L. Faris, of Highland
county. The resignation is effective
on December 31, or as soon thereafter
as the commission can secure a substi
tute. The post of Secretary carries
with it that of Chief Examiner, and
pays $3,000 a year Mr. Faris was
forced to quit because of ill health."
Mr. Faris is a resident of Lynchburg
and an applicant for the appointment
of U. S. Marshal for the southern
district of Ohio.
Ohio's Corn Show.
Arrangements have been completed
fnr iIih Seventh Annual Ohio Corn
Show, which will be held in conjunct. '
ion with the Ohio Apple Show, Ohio
Dairy Show and the Ohio Poultry'
Show, at the State Fair Grounds, Co
lumbus, Jan. 0 to 15, 1915.
The interest in the Corn Show is un-
nsiiallv irood and it promises to excel
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all previous shows In the number and
quality of exhibits. The corn and
grain exhibits will be housed in me
East Central Building. Speakers or
national reputation will be present
and deliver addresses.
General admission to the Exposition
will be 25 cents for adults and 10 cents
for children between the age of eight
and sixteen; those under eight ad
The Corn Dairy Banquet will be held
at the Women's Building on Wednes
day evening, Jan. 13. Gov. Willis and
other prominent men will be on the
Misses Alice Rowe and Anna An
derson, of Greenfield, are guests of
Miss Mary Anderson. Miss Anderson
and her sister, Mrs. Roy Hughes, gave
a sleigh ride and card party for them
Meeting to Be Held at Court
House Jan. 9, to Secure
One For This, County
SOME OF HIS DUTIES
And How He Would Benefit Far
mers of Highland County
Are Clearly Shown by
A meeting In the interest of secur
ing a farm demonstrator for Highland
county was held at the office of the
Central Mutual Fire Insurance Asso
ciation Monday. A number of the
members of the township committee
and township vice presidents of the
County Crop Association were present
and all were heartily In favor of secur
ing a farm demonstrator. It was the
most enthusiastic meeting that has
Another meeting was called to be
held In the Court House Saturday '
aiternoon, Jan. v. xnis win ueapuunc
meeting and all members of the com
mittee, township vice presidents and
any who are interested in the move
ment are urged to be present. At this
meeting final plans will be decided
upon and the active work begun of
securing members to guarantee the
share that must be paid by the county
It will be remembered that the county
must guarantee $1000 each year for
three years and that the state pays
$1000 and the federal government $1000.
At this meeting C. C. Muhlbach read
a bulletin on "What is a Farm Demon
strator," by O. W. Pugsley and pub
lished by the University of Nebraska.
The value of a county demonstrator
to a county was clearly shown by this
bulletin. It impressed the necessity
of co-operation between the demon
strator and farmers if anything was
accomplished. Several examples of how
the demonstrator worked were given.
One was on the quostlon of whether
it was advisable to roll winter wheat
in the spring. Among the farmers of
Nebraska there was a disagreement as
to the benefits derived from it. Far
mors who had not been rolling their
wheat in the spring were prevailed on
to roll a strip through a field and far
mers who had been rolling their wheat1,
to leave a strip in a field unrolled. In ,
, th,8 way an accurat0 test wa3 mada as
to the value of the practice as then
the test is made on the same kind of
soil and with the same variety of wheat
and the compaiison showed without a
doubt whether the rolling of spring
wheat was the proper thing in that
Not only do the demonstrators help
with problems of production but also
with the problems of distribution.
They are able to bring together far
mers who want to buy certain articles
and farmers who have them for sale.
Some of them keep in their offices lists
of things farmers have for sale and
things they want to buy. They do
not buy or sell and charge no commls
sion for their work ; they merely get
buyers and sellers together.
A few extracts from the bulletin
mentioned above and from which the
foregolnglfacts have been taken will
probably give the people of Highland
county a clearer idea of, "What Is a
"He is a man of practical farm ex
perience with an agricultural educa
tion, w orking under the joint direction
of the farmers, the state agricultural
college and the United States Depart
ment, oi Agriculture, to assist, in deter
mining the best agricultural practices
for the community in which he is
located. In the term agricultural I
practices I would include the problem '
both of production and distribution " I
"The farm demonstrator is the hired
man of the farmers of the community,
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j ti10 things he does are either agreed
0 or Initiated by representatives of
the farmers. They direct his work in
co-operation with the state and federal
agencies, and the farmers have the
largest 'say-so' because they know best
their own conditions."
"No phrase expresses better what
the farm demonstrator is than that
used by a demonstrator in Colorado.
He says of himself : 'I am a common
carrier of ideas' not his own i s
necessarily, but largely the ideas fur
nished by the successful farmers of the
community where he is working, the
ideasf urnished by d monstrators work
ing in other sections and other parts
of the country, the ideasof experiment
station and agricultural co'leee men
in his own and other state", and the
Ideas of agricultural thinkers, writers
and in workers all parts of the world."
Surely such a man would be of great
benefit to the people of Highland
Cutting Scrape Christmas Alorn-
ing and Chicken Theives
Willis and alter Hudson, broth'
er-, (rot into a light Christmas morn-,
ing at the home of their mother, Mrs. I
Kate Hudson, on Smoky Row, over a
loaf of bread. Willis used a knife
cutting Walter several limes, but the
wounds are not considered serious.
Willis was arretted on the charge of
cutting with Intent to kill. At the
porllmlnary trial Major Wllklns
bound him over to the grand Jury, fix
ing the bond at $500 He was unable
to give bond and v n taken to jail.
George Hudson and Jay Cole, both
colored, decided Christmas night that
they wanted some chickens. They
selected the hen house of Frank Mil
ler, who lives on the Belfast pike as a
good place to get tliem. Mr. Miller
found 22 of his chickens gone Saturday
morning. He notified the police and
when Hudson and Cole were found
trying to sell some chickens they were
arrested Both pleaded guilty. Cole
was given $100 and costs and 30 days
in the workhouse and Hudson the
costs and 30 days in the workhouse.
They were taken to the Cincinnati
workhouse by Marshal Walker Tues-
Family Dinner Christmas.
I Mrs Orpha Upp, of Ralnsboro, en-
' tertalned with her annual Christmas
dinner, It also being her 78th birthday.
She has celebrated Christmas with a
turkey dinner every year since the
I writer can remember, and this is the
first Christmas for a great many years
when every member of her family was
present. The family circle has been
increased by marriages and births,
now numbering 33 children, grand
children and great grandchildren
S M Strain and wife, or Greenfield,
are alwajs Included In her family din
ners, and two invited guests were
present, making 37 who partook of the
bounteous dinner consisting of every
thing good from turkey and oyster
stuffing down to candy and shiny red
apples sent from Massachusetts.
The dining room was decorated in
red and green with a centerpiece of
red carnations, ferns and white hya
cinths brought to her from Dayton by
her grandson-in law, F. M. Browning.
Grandma In spite of her 78 years lives
alone in her own home, enjoys fairly
good health, can read, sew and do
handsome embroidery. We hope she
will live and keep her health to see
miJ returns of her birthday and
Linrisimas nine a uranuaaugmer.
I Notwithstanding zero weather and
the slippery walking on Christmas
night, a crowded house listened to the
great Cantata entitled, "The Christ-
I mas Spirit" given by forty boys and
girls of Lincoln school. Men and
I women who have never been in the
school witnessed the great play Many
I folks who have seen every play and
entertainment given in recent years
! say ''The Xmas Spirit" was the best.
The music from beginning to end was
simply charming. The piano added
much to the heavy choruses.
The decorations were unique, ap
propriate and elaborate.
The teachers and pupils worked
hard to make the affair a success. The
way the exercises were attenced and
the many words of comment and
praise assures us of the fact that our
efforts were not In vain.
The Mother's Club deserves lauda
tion for their faithfulness and earnest
The proceeds will go as payment on
the piano. We trust those who have
promised something on same will keep
this in mind and make good as soon as
possible. S. G. Houan, Prin.
Accidents on Icy Streets.
I A number of people have fallen in
the past week on the Ice which has
nwereri tile streets and roads, some
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being badly injured.
Mrs. D. N. Sprinkle, who lives on
the Belfast pike near Carlisle Springs,
fell Thursday and broke her leg.
Mrs. Frank Locey, who lives north
of town fell Wednesday and fractured
The venerable Jacob Wlsecup
been suffering witli a broken rib,
result of a fall.
Mary ilorten fell Saturday and
broke her wrist.
William Williamson, who lives
south "f twn and Is attending the
Hillsboro High School fell Thursday
and split his kneecap
Rev B. F. Smith performed the
ceremony at a double wedding in the
Probate court rooms Thursday. The
partto- were Willie Gammell and Belle
Winkle and Clarence Justice and Ger-
trude Hoop, all of Hillsboro.
'Leslie Parshail Sells Hardware
Store and Kelly & Kelly
Two important business changes
were made In Hillsboro Tuesdav.
Leslie Parshail sold his stock of
hardware to J. G Hell and R. B. Fair
ley. Mr. Parshail, who has an lntts
est In tho D. S. Hays Grocery on W.
Main street, retired from ihe hard
ware business as ho desire 1 to give his
time and attention to the grocery
business and will be active In Its man
agement after the lint of tho year.
F. J. and James Kelly sold their
wholesale tobacco and cigar business
to Burcli Riber. Mr. Rlber will take
charge Feb 1. The Mr Kellys have
not decided what business they will
enter. Mr. Rlber has been a traveling
salesman for the McICeehan, Ellestand
Grocery Co. for several years.
Minister Sues For Salary.
That there are still communities
where the neoDle do not Dav their
pastor promptly and where they object
to his taking too deep an interest in
affairs outside the church is evidenced
by the following news Item from a
Washington 0. n. paper, which ex-,
plains itself :
"Attorney J. T. Oatneal filed papers
before Justice II. A. PInkertott, Wed ,
nesday morning, for a suit brought by
Rev. T. A. Glymp, former pastor of
the First Baptist Church, of Bloom-j
lnpburg, against the Trustees of the
church. The bill states that the suit
is brought to recover $75 back salary I
and damages for wrongful dismissal I
as pastor of the church
"The bill names George Lee, Sam
Morgan, Alex Burns, Charles Ryan
and Corbin Austin. The suit is the
outgrowth of a recent election in
which It Is said that Rev. Glymp was
rather strong in his fight against the
liquor business. It is said that a
number of the prominent members of
the colored church are backing their
former pastor in his fight for his
Both Lose Out.
Representative G G. O Pence, W.
H. Walker, John McMullen and S. R.
Robinson were in Columbus from Sat
urday until Monday. Mr. McMullen
was a candidate for sergeant at arms
of the House of Representatives aud
Mr. Robinson a candidate for first as-
sistant sergeant at arms Neither se
cured thi desired appointment the
fact that both were from this county
working against them. If either one
only had been a candidate he would
probably have been successful It is
understood that Mr. Robinson will be
appointed one of the door keepers of
Real Estate Transfers.
n. M. Fishback to
Fairfield tp, la, $600.
Flora McConnaughey to J. B. Mc
Connaughey, Washington tp, int, 224a,
D. R. Cowman to James Cralg,Green
field, lot, $1.
Barge Peterson to Ulric Peterson,
Haraer tp, 20a, $50
S. M. Grundy to J. 0. Dunlap, High
land, lot, $262
Hillsboro Cem Assn. to Stanley
Holladay, lot, $59 50.
Henry Stethem to Geo. W. Stethem,
Brushcreek & Paint tp, 34a, $1.
Frank Whlted to Bessie Payne,
Greenfield, lot, $850.
narry A. Burton and AltaL Briggs,
both of Russell.
Homer Storer, of Seaman, and Rosle
Parr, of nillsboro.
Edwin B. Ayres Jr , and Edith P.
Layraon, both of Hillsboro
Willie Gammell and Belle Winkle,
both or Hillsboro.
Clarence Justice and Gertrude Hoop,
both of Hillsboro
Reuben Cowrie, of Leesburg, and Mae
Tucker, of Hlllsburo.
Jesse C. Rose, of Highland, and
Mjrtle Kellls, of Leesburg.
Curtis Smith and Margaret Jones,
both of Greenfield.
Clemens J. Shafter, of Cairo, III., and
Emma L Chapman, of Lynchburg.
Henry Rhoads, aged 70 one of the
prominent farmers of Brushcreek
township died Friday. He was an old
soldier. The family war record is an
unusual one he and six brothers serv
ing in the Union Army. He Is sur
vived by six children.
' Klrby White has received an
offer to pitch for Columbus American
Association team next j ear. "Red'
his sent them his terms, but has not
received a reply. Ele was with Sioux
City, la., in the Western League last
year and was one of tho star twlrlers
of that league.
IS ALL HERE
New Cases Were
Filed in Common Pleas
Court Past Week
CRIMINAL CASES NOLLIED
Two Uncontested Divorce
HeardSuit In Regard
Hauling Children to
Three new cases were filed In the
Common Pleas Court during the pas)
The trustees of the Friends Church
of Fairfield township ask that the
court authorize them to sell the old
church and grounds near Leesburg ;
that a new church has been built in
wnai. nun wwuivii -- jtui uuiii i .
Leesburg and that the proceeds of the
sale be applied to paj Ing the Indebt
edness on the new church and for
making additions to it.
Starling Rhoads against Maggie
Bryant et al is a suit in partition and
to register title to the land. The
plaintiff sas that he aud Maggie Bry
ant, Minnie E Rhoads, Geo. Rhoads,
Melva Rhoads and Floyd Rhoads are
tenants in common in the ownership
of 260 2 3 acres of land In Brushcreel:
township, each owning the undlvded
one sixth part of the premises. The
palntllj and the above named defen
dants derive their title to the premi
ses as heirs at-law of Henry Bhoads,
who died Dec. 25, 1914. The plaintiff
asks that the title to the land be reg
istered and sold and the proceeds dl
vlded among the parties according to
their respective shares
Thomas S Medsker asks for a judg
ment against A. C Lieurance aud Em
ma S. Lieurance for $1800 with 0 per
cent, interest from Nov. 20, 1912 The
action is on a promlsory note executed
oy the defendants in favor of the
plaintiff He also asks that if the
judgment is not paid that his mort-
gage on 72 acres or land In Liberty
township be foreclosed and the pro
ceeds applied to the paj ment of the
1 jtdgment. The mortgage was given
I to secure the payment of the note.
George M. Fenner Is also made
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a lien on the premises
T1IUEE CMMINAL CASES NOLLIED.
The following criminal cases were
nollied by Judge New by Tuesday on
the request of Prosecuting Attorne
McBride : Curtis Long and Arthur
Whetley, young colored boys, charged
with stealing a horse from the pasture
of Jesse Speuce near New Petersburg
last summer ; Richard Wood charged
with shooting J. W. Creamer in Green
field on Aug. 20, 1012, with intent to
Thomas Conard secured a judgment
against Joseph L and Emma J. Dodd
Tuesday for $307.03 with eight per
cent, interest from Feb. 26, 1913. The
suit was on a promissory note and was
not contested b) defendants.
DIVOKCE OASES IIEAKD.
Two uncontested divorce cases were
heard by Judge Newby Monday as fol
lows: Martha A. Hendry against Ed
ward E. Hendry and Geneva Sims
against Arthur Sims. Gross neglect
of duty was charged in both cases.
Judge Newby will not render a decis
ion in either case for 90 days as Is his
SCHOOL CASK DISMISSED.
The case of the State of Ohio on the
jelatlons of W. P. Cordrey against the
County Board of Education was heard
by Judge Newby Monday. Mr. Cord
rey asked that the Marshall township
board of education be compelled to
have the wagon which hauls the
chilcren to school in Marshall oome on
the pike to a lane leading to his house.
The wagon now stops at another point
on the road for his children, where
Mr Cordrey claimed It was not con
venient for his children to meet it.
Judge Newby held that the township
board of education was compelled to
furnish transportation to haul the
children to school ; that they had
done this ; that the route of the wa
gon was left to the discretion of the
board and that unless it was shown
that the board haa grossly abused this
discretion or fraud had been practiced
that it had final Jurisdiction. He
held that neither fraud nor gross
abuse of discretion had been proved in
this case and therefore dismissed it
Mr. Cordrey gave notice that he woul J
take the case to a higher court.
Miss Dorothy Dalley, of Balnbrldge,
has been the guest of her sister, Mrs
Theodore Perln, the past week.
DEDICATORY SERVICES j
For Faulconer Tabernacle Meet
ings Will be Held on
The great Evangelistic Tabernacle
Cinipalgn will open next Sunday
morning Rev Faulconer will arrive
here Saturdaj and the first services
will be I. eld at 10 30 Sunday morning.
All of the churches will join in this
meeting. Promptly at 10 o'clock all
i the Sunday Schools will close and will
I form in line and march to the public
square. When they ha t all met there
I they will march to the Tabernacle
singing "Onward Christian Soldiers."
A union meeting was held at the
Methodist church last Sunday night
addressed by Evangelist Garber, of
Columbus The house was crowded
for this meeting
Cottage prayer meetings have been
held each day this week and be held
today and tomorrow. Union praier
meetings have been held each night at
the different churrhes. The meeting
tonight is at the Methodist church
aml tnB one Irida)' 'Kht at the Pres
byt rian church.
Saturday morning of this week Is to
be children's andjoung people's morn
ing at the Hillsboro Public Library.
Children fjom 8 to 12 years of age are
invited to come to the library Jan. 2,
from 9 to 10 a. m. Children from 12
to 10 j ears of age are asked to come
from 10 to 11 a m., and all young peo
ple over 15 years of age from 11 to 12
As there is no school this week, the
children will have time to look over
their books aud it is desired that each
child visiting the library Saturday
may bring a book as a New Year's of.
fering to the Juvenile Department.
Donatiensare still being received on
the Christmas list.
Some persons living in the country
have availed themselves of the privi
lege of buying some old books from
our Hillsboro Library.
Probate Court Proceedings.
Thomas Birnee, gdn of Jennie
Barnas, filed first and final account.
B. E Ervln, admrof Hugh J. Ervin.
li ed amendment to first account.
Mary A. Duckwall, admr of L R
Duckwall, exr of H C. Bennett, hied
first and final account
Will of Moses oahert tiled and pro
bated. lliiaru E. Calvert appointed admr
with the will annexed of Moses Cat
vert. George M. Bell, gdn of Grover Mc
Cu, Hied second and final account.
Fannie Bouiquin appointed exrx of
George T. Bourquin.
Anna Belle Carr, uxrx of Marlah F.
Carr, filed first ana hual account,
Mrs. Lyman Beecher and children
will leave Friday for St. Petersburg,
Fla , where Lliey will spend the w la
ter. Oliver Deets, of Canton, who has
been v siting at the home of Mrs.
Newton Richards, returned hi me
Misses Lucille Morgan and Mar
Carroll will give a miscellaneous
shower at the home of Miss Carroll
this evenlngjfor Miss Josephine Mc
Mullen. Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Pence and
grandsons, Delbert and Joseph Pence,
of Chllllcothe. visited Mr. and Mr
narley Holt Christ mis.
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Brown and daugh
ter, of Cincinnati, and Mrs. Charles
Colvin and daughter, of Vinetuno-.,
Ind., were the guests last week of Mr
and Mrs. Ed. Colvin.
Public Auctioneer will sail on the
streets of Hillsboro at 2 p. m. Jan. 2.
Large thoroughbred Jersey cow, good
milker, age 8 years, weight 1100
pounds. Fresh last August. Owner
lias kept her six years, now leaving
town. You will get a good one. adv
I Dr. and Mrs. W. W. Glenn spent
Tuesday with their daughter, MUs
Nina, at Christ Hospital, Cincinnati
They report that Miss Nina is recov
ering even more rapidly than could
have ben expected and Is now able to
sit up part of the day. She will prob
ably remain at the hospital another
A daring hlghwaj robbery was com
mitted In Washington, C. n., last
week. Charles Vanskej was tho vic
tim. He was going to his home about
eight o'clock In the evening. In a
quiet spot he met three men one of
whom stuck a revolver in his face
while the other two relieved hlni of
about $10 in monej , The robbers were
thought to be tramps and no clue as
to their identity has been discovered.