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lllUAHOKtU UH. OHIO.
THURSDAY,
AUGUST 7. 1879
Town and Country.
E. L. BOARDMAN, LOCAL EDITOR.
The military go to camp on Thursday
of neit week.
There wera three arrests for drunken
cess and disorderly conduct on Saturday.
We have not had an alarm of fire oral
most a year.
The Sabina band will turmsu music
or the Sat ina and Greenfield Fairs.
Spargur Bros, have been engaged in in
voicing their stock for the past wsek.
Mr. Eil. Hart has taken a position in
Evaus Ferris's Bank.
We notice Mr. JCat. Rockhold, of Cincin
nati, on the street tliis morning, (Wednes
day.)
Remember the sale of privileges at the
Fair Grounds next Friday, at 10 o'clock
A. M.
The Temperance meeting next Sunday
afternoon will be led by Judge G. B.
Gardner.
Don't forget that lowland's insurance
bill is in effect, and that all policies issued
since the first of July must be paid in full
'The Greenfield Fair oommenceaon Tues
day of next week. It will be fully report
ed In the News.
Kaufman, the liquor dealer, has a hand
some new barrel, gaudily painted, in front
of bis establishment, for sign.
The Masons are to build a rear addition
to their Temple on North High street,
which will be occupied by Spargur Broth
era. Mrs. Rebecca West, of Berryrille, aged
TS years, died last Friday of cholera mor
bus, after two days illness, and was buried
in the Cost grave-yard on Saturday.
Dr. Hoyt baa put op a telephone con
necting his office and residence. It is not
yet in thorough working order, bnt will be
in a few days.
The Democratic candidate) were out in
full force last Saturday, and whenever
they struck a delegate they made it warm
for him.
This afternoon (Wednesday) about 3
o'clock, our town was visited by the heavi
est rain that has fallen for a long time. It
literally poured down for nearly an hour,
and the streets and gutters ran in torrents.
Mr. Hardin Roads has commenced oper
ations on his residence on West Main St.,
which is to be remodeled, and when com
pleted it will rank with the finest resi
dences in the city.
The mercury marked 100 degrees in
some parts of town last Sunday, where the
thermometer was exposed to the reflected
heat from the pavements and buildings.
Monday was nearly as hot.
We heard a Democrat make the start
ling assertion last Sunday, "that if the Re
publicans didn't nominate Jim Smith for
MierilJ, ihey nuulJ nominate somebody
else."
We call attention to the communi
cation from Clay tp., In support of Mr.
Cotfman, for County Commissioner. It
should have appeared last week, but was
unavoidably crowded out.
Swine-breeders should not forget the pub
lic sale of Pnre Berkahires, next Wednes
day, Aug. 13, at the residence of the late
Joseph Maddox, in the Southeast part of
town.
A large iron key was lost at the Tem
perance meeting in the Court House yard
lust Sunday afternoon, and the finder will
be rewarded by returning it to the Kiws
office.
Esq. G. W. Martin, one of the most
zealous and active Republicans of Clay tp.,
will, we learn, be brought before the Coun
ty Convention by his friends, as a candi
date for Represenlati ve.
It is reported that there will be four
bands at the 13th Regiment encampment
at Loveland next week, namely, HilUboro,
Ripley, Georgetown and Wilmington.
"The more, the merrier. "
Oor.k & Son have removed their tailor
ing establishment to the McKibben block,
and have one of the finest little shops we
ever saw. It should be called the Parlor
Tailor Shop.
The colored Baptists held a Festival at
their new church near the depot, Saturday
night. It is not yet under roof, but the
weather was pleasant, and the full moon
furnished ample light.
Isaac West, Esq., of Ponn township, has
been appointed Infirmary Director by the
County Commissioners, to fill the unex
pired term of the late Jonathan Williams,
whose term expires the first Monday in
Deoember.
The firemen had the steamer out for
practice Friday evening, which was sta
tioned at the cistern in the public square.
Both the large cisterns in the square are
full of water, and one has been running
over for several days.
The crowd in town last Saturday was the
largest we have seen for some months.
The day was attended with the usual num
ber of drunks and horse-trades, and the
army of peddlers on the Court House
corner was larger than usual.
The mansard on the new bank building
is well under way, and excites the atten
tion of everyone. The First National
Ea.uk should be finished in the same man
ner, which would make the block one of
the handsomest in town.
Mr. James Lyle, the janitorof the Union
School buildings, has just finihed white
washing the fence and thoroughly renovat
ing the buildings, in preparation for the
Teachers' Institute, and the fall session of
the schools.
In speaking of Shack's buggy which was
stolen and recovered, we have spoken as
it it belonged to Mr. Shack alone. Mr.
Philip Kramer is a partner in the stable,
and has been very liberal in furnishing
means to the officers, aud agisting in work
ing up the case.
We visited the Trotting Park Friday
morning, and ient an hour very pleasant
ly in watching the trotters move. It is a
pleasant place to go, and visitors are al
ways welcome. The horses are exercised
every morning except Sunday, when the
weather will permit.
Hanson Horn, of Washington C. fL,
was murdered in a saloon at that place on
Tuesday of last week, by Vm. R. Hender
son. They quarreled over' a game of
cards, and Horn was stabbed in the heart
with a dirk knife and died in a few mo
ments. Henderson was arrested, aud is
in jail.
The heading on the Kramer House Reg
ister to-day (Wednesday,) reads "Demo
cratic Convention. Hurrah for the three
legged ticket ! Highland county 300 ma
jority for Emiug." Stick a pin there, Col
onel, and we'll compare notes after the
election.
The Teachers' Institute commenced on
Monday aud will remain in session during
the week. The attendance is larger than
usual, and the prospects are good for a
beneficial and interesting meeting. Miss
Bertha Reckly, the Secretary, ha? kindly
furnished us a report, which will be found
in another column.
We received a pleasant call on Tuesday
afternoon from Mr. Adolph Yoiet, editor
of the Bainbridge Chronicle. He was out
on a tour of inspection, and it was his first
visit to the "Model Town," which he pro
nounced quite metropolitan and a "good
'un" in every respect. Mr. Voigt is a clev
er gentlemen, and we were pleased to
form bis acquaintance.
Our townsman, Mr. B. J. Harris, left
Monday morning for Cincinnati, where ho
has accepted a position as traveling sales
man for the large Notion firm of Bohm
Brothers, N. . corner of Third and Race
streets. Mr. Harris has had thirty years
experience in the dry goods business and
will no doubt prove a valuable acquisition
to the firm.
Monday was a lively day in local pot
ties. AH day long the Court House yard
was filled with delegates, candidates and
interested politicians, who thoroughly dis
cussed the situation. Three or four differ
ent tickets were nominated by both parties,
and two or three whole sets of county effi
cere elected by both Republicans and Dem
ocrats.
Our "careless compositor" last week
made us say, that the ratio of represents
tion in the Republican County Conven
tion would be one delegate for every rate
ea.it, instead of one for every 60 votes, as
we wrote it. No one was misled by the er
ror, however, as the ratio was published
correctly in the editorial columns. The
proof-reader and the c. c. should divide the
blame between them. "Thou canst not
say did it."
There is some talk of removing the Pro
bate Judge's Office from the Court House,
in order to give more room for the Audi
tor's office. The proposition is to cut an
archway between the two rooms and use
them both for the Auditor's office. The
room the Auditor now occupies is entirely
too small even for the ordinary business.
and when the Commissioners are in session,
the deputies have to be turned out in the
street.
Miss Elsa Von Blnonen walked in Chilli
cothe on Wednesday and Thursday of last
week, completing her 100 miles a half
hour ahead of time, (27 hours.) She was
accompanied by Mr. Herbert Patterson, an
amateur, who walked 82 miles. The press
of that city speak of her in the very high
est terms, and the seems to have captivat
ed Cbillicothe as well as Hillsboro. She
gave ten per cent, of her share of the re
ceipts to the Children's Home, which is
being founded in that city.
Policeman Willett arrested Bill Ander
son and Jim McFarland, (both colored) in
the Court Rouse yard Monday afternoon,
for drunkenness and disorderly conduct.
He turned McFarland over to Policeman
Stevenson and they started for the cala
boose, but McFarland created a sensation
by breaking loose and starting for the
woods. Stevenson pursued him, and the
race was exciting for a short time, but Mc
had the wind, and succeeded in escaping.
Policeman Willett informs us tnat tliere
have been three professional house-breakers
in town for several days past, but as
yet they have done no mischief. With the
assistance of Policeman Stevenson, he has
succeeded in keeping watch of their move
ments, and it would not be healthy for
them to attempt any house-breaking in
Hillsboro. Their plan is to visit a house
in the day-time and ask for something
to eat, which is only a ruse to get ac
quainted with the premises. Look out
for them.
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Sale of Fine Cattle.
Our old friend and subscriber, Mr. S. R.
Brown, of Sterling Stock Farm, Brown coun
ty, sold to our townsman, Mr. C. B. Miller,
ten head of fine shipping steers, the aver
age weight being 1850 lbs. They were
purchased of Mr. Miller by N. Lehman &
Bro., of Baltimore, for the English mar
ket. Messrs. Brown & Son raise some of
the finest cattle in this section of the State,
which always meet with a ready sale.
Iron and Coaches for the C. & M. Ry.
The Directors of the Columbus & Mays
viile Railway last week purchased iron
for the uncompleted mile west of towu,
and two pastenger coaches, at Springfield,
O. The iron will be delivered next week,
and the coaches will be on hand by the
20th of this month.
Engiueer Picard informs us that the
road will be completed to the engine
house on the M. & C. Road by the opening
day of the Fair, Aug. 20th, when the
passenger coaches will be put on and ex
cursion trains run.
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Sale of Privileges.
The Fair Board will sell the following
privileges at the Fair Grounds next Fri
day morning, at 10 o'clock A. M :
One ice cream candy stand, one candy
and pop corn stand, one tobacco and cigar
stand, one dining hall stand, booths, one
lemonade and ice cream stand for each af
ternoon inside the ring, and all other
privileges usually sold on Fair Grounds.
The Board reserves the right to reject any
bids. All privileges not sold on the above
day will be sold privately to parties apply
ing to the Secretary.
New Seats and Desks for the Union
Schools.
A meeting of the Union School Board
was held on Wednesday of last week, to
receive propositions for a numlier of new
seats and desks. There were nine differ
ent firms represented, with samples of their
seats, and the competition was quite live
ly. The board decided in favor of a seat
called the "Fashion," manufactured by
Laughlin, Forsyth & Co., of Sidney, Ohio.
They purchased 172 double seats, and 9
teachers' desks at very low rates. The
seats and desks will be delivered in a
short time, and will be in use for the en
suing school year.
County Commissioners.
The County Conimissionera,at their regu
lar monthly meeting lust Monday, award
ed the contract for the new wooden bridge
across Rocky Fork, near Robt. West's, to
Mr. J. C. Gregg, at If Iti.oO per lineal foot.
The bridge is to be a covered one, 125 feet
long.
The Commissioners levied a tax of three
tvrelitieths of a mill for road improvements
for the year 1S79.
The Board also appointed Isaac West,
Esq., Infirmary Director, to fill the vacan
cy caused by the death of Jonathan Will
iiann, Esq.
No other business of importance was
transacted, with the exception of allowing
bills.
FATAL ACCIDENT.
A Young Man Thrown from a Horse
and Killed.
Last Friday afternoon information reach
ed town that a young man named Chas. F.
White, son of John W. White, who lives
about four miles southeast of town, on the
"Pigeon Roost" road, had been thrown
from a horse and fatally injured. A News
reporter has gathered the facts in the case
from an interview ilh a brother of the de
ceased, which areas follows:
The unfortunate youth left home about 3
o'clock in the afternoon ou horseback, to go
to Reuben Ervin's, where they were thresh
ing, in company with a younger brother and
two neighbors' boys. T hey got to racing
their horses on the way, and as they came
to a raise in the road Charley White tried
to slack but was unable to do so, and
his horse, which was blind in one eye,
stumbled and threw him to the ground.
He struck un his head and shoulders, but!
no bones were broken. Dr. David Noble
was summoned and soon arrived, but the
young man had received internal injuries,
from the effects of which he died about
9.30 P. M., without recovering conscious
ness.
The deceased was about 13 vears old
and was next to the oldest child. The fu
neral services were held at las lather a res
idence on Sunday morning, and the remains
were interred in the Hillsboro Cemetery
Rev.G. W. Murphy officiated, and the cor
tege was one of the largest we have ever
seen, consisting of about CO vehicles, with
a large number of friends on horseback.
Teachers' Certificates.
At the meeting of the Board of Exam
iners on Saturday, Ang. 2, 1879, forty-sev
en applicants were enrolled and certificates
issued as follows :
for six months Tada Murphy, J. S
Carlisle, Elmer Kirkpatrick, Thos. G,
Drake, John Q. Price, J. C. Barrett, Wil
son W. West, A. F. Williams, W. R. Shoe
maker, Francis E. Tener, Lizzie P. Old
aker, Robert C. Vance, Lida McClellan,
John Orobaugh, Anna Ford, Maggie R.
McKeehan, Ollie Boggess, Mary C. McCor
mick, nenry C. Brock.
fob twelve months Lou Langdon,
Sadie Pncket, Maggie Whitacre, A. H.
Beam eg.
I certify the above to be correct. The
next meeting of the Board will be on Sat
urday, Ang. 0, 1879. This will be the
.ast meeting in the month of Angnst.
H. S. DOGGETT, Clerk.
Stock Sales.
The following is a report of the stock
sold on Saturday, which was kindly fur
nished lis by Mr. Jacob Shack:
Dan. Flock, of Cincinnati, 5 head of
horses, prices raging from $.0 to $100.
"Uncle Jake" Sener, of Pensylvania, 13
head of horses, prices ranging from $100
to $12j. "Lncle Jakes horses were
shipped! East Monday afternoon, and were
one of the finest car-loads ever purchased
in 11 ichland county. He ill be back for
some more good ones during the Fair.
Baldwin Bros., Cincinnati, 11 head of
horses, prices ranging from $50 to $90.
Murphy Bros., Newmarket, 4 head of
horses and mules, prices from $50 to $90.
Jos. Stogden, Harrisburg, Pa., 8 head of
horses, prices from $66 to .f 100.
PERSONAL.
Miss Stern, of Cincinnati, has been the
guest of Miss Ella Read, on East Main
street, for several days past.
Miss Ann Evans, the belle of Franklin,
Ohio, is visiting Miss Cora Bell, on West
Beech street.
Miss Ella Patterson returned last week
from an extended visit to Miss Jesse
McCoy, at Cbillicothe.
Mr. Rush Evans and Miss Lilla Hart
have returned home from their visit to
Franklin.
Mr. Jamie Caldwell, of Walnut Hills,
visiting his cousin in this city, Capt. E.
Carson, of North Bigh street.
Miss Lou Phillips, of Madison, Ind.,
who has been visiting Miss Ella Bail, left
on Tuesday of last week for Springfield,
0., where she will make a short visit be
fore going home. Of the host of visitors
to HilUboro this summer, none have gone
way more regretted.
Mass Sadie Stouder, of Goshen, O., is
guest of Miss Mamie Loyd, at the
HilUboro Female College.
The Kisses Reckley have returned from
visit of several weeks to friends in Day
ton.
Mr. Leroy Stevens and his young bride
started for Pleasant Plain, Ind., Tuesday
morning, where they intend making their
home. May success attend them.
Miss Lou Langdon, of Greenfield, is the
guest of Mrs. C. B. Miller, on East Main
street.
Messrs. E. L. Compton, C. G. Reynolds
d C. A. Miller, juuiors of the University
Wooster, are the guests of Messrs. Ver
non and Leslie Overman, of Paint tp.
Miss Katie Fallon, of Cincinnati, is vis
iting Miss Mollis Fullon, corner of Main
and West streets.
Mr. 3. J. Amen, of Kansas City, Mo.,
formerly of BruBhcreek township, has
been home for several weeks, visiting. He
returned on Tuesday afternoon.
D. Kelly and wife, of Cincinnati, spent
Saturday and Sunday in 'own.
Mrs. Lawrence, of Ottumwa, Iowa, ar
rived here Monday evening to attend the
funeral services of her sister, Miss Mary
Doggett.
Mr. John Doggett aud wife, of Cincin
nati, formerly of this city, have been in
town for several days to attend the funer
al of Miss Mary Doggett.
Judge Ben Foraker, of Cincinnati, spent
Suuday in town with bis relatives.
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Sunday's Temperance Meeting.
Was held in the Court House yard, and
led buy the veteran Murphy, Mr. A. Man
ning. The attendance was large, and the
exerises were more interesting than usual.
Mr. Ed. Holmes addressed the meeting,
making a speech of a half hour's duration.
was flowery and eloquent, well delivered
contained some excelleiTt thoughts
He was followed by Mr. Snowden, a medi
cine vender, who has been an active Murphy
for over a year, and who made a very good
speech. Mr. Ford, of Bloomington, Ills,
agent for Zell's Encyclopedia, recited the
touching poem entitled, "I Have Drank
my Last Glass, Boys," in a very creditable
manner. The interest in the meetings
seems to be reviving, and the organization
deserves great credit for its faithful and
untiring ellbrts.
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School Desk Contest.
Education of this place mot to receive bids
resent six rooms iu our Union sehools.
The Board organized at 0 o'clock A. M.
with President Bell in the chair. There
were thirteen desks represented by sample,
being the best display in Southern Ohio
this season. Among the desks shown were
the Fashion, of Sidney, O., Triumph, of
Indianapolis, Victor, Champion, Bent
Wood, Sterling, Goshen, Peard and several
others. The agents were allowed fifteen
minutes each to display the merits of their
desks. After a spirited contest, lasting
until 4.30P. M. the Fashion, manufactured
at Sidney, O., and represented by W. H.
McCormick, was declared the successful
competitor.
The long drouth is broken at hint. Fine
rains Tuesday and Wednesday.
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THREE MORE OLD CITIZENS GONE.
Death of Dr. Matthews.
Rev. J. MeP. Mathews, the venerable
ex-President of the Hillsboro Female Col
lege, died about 10 o'clock hist night,
(Tuesday) at his residence on Fast Main
street. He has been lvinit very low for
some time past, and his deiilli bus been al
most hourly expected. He w:is about 75
years of age, and spent nearly oil years of
his life in the work of feinuleeduealion, re
tiring from the College about two years
ago, on account of ill health.
We have not time or space this week for
a more extended obituary notice, such as
is due to one who spent a long and useful
lite in cur midst, and to horn our town is
so much indebted for its wide-spread repu
lation as a seat of education and culture.
Next week we will endeavor to give a sui
table sketch of his life and services.
Funeral services Thursday afternoon,
Ang. 7th, 2 o'clock, at the M. F. church,
Rev. .hunts Kendall i.lli.mtlli;-.
Death of Miss Mary Doggett.
Washington Doggett, Esq., died at Mrs.
Shipp's residence on South High street, at
2 o'clock last Saturday afternoon. Miss
Doggett was about SO years of age, and had
been a resident of our town all her life.
She was for many years a teacher in the
Union Schools, and consequently was very
well known. She was a faithful member
of the M. 1". church, and enjoyed the sin
cere respect of all who knew her.
Miss Doggett had been sick for about two
years, most of which time she was confined
to her lied. Her disease was a general break
ing down of the nervous system.
The fu.ieral services were held at the M.
E. church at 4 o'clock Tuesday afternoon,
conducted by the pastor, Rev. Kendall, and
were attended by a large concourse of
friends and relatives.
Death of Mr. Israel Slocum.
Mr. Israel Slocum, a well-known and
highly respected citizen of this city, died
at his residence on East Beech street, last
Monday evening at 8 o'clock, ne had
been confined to the house for several
months, his disease being general debility
and breaking down of the system. Mr.
Slocum wag an old resident of our town,
having come here from Ross county in 18
32. He was a shoemaker by trade, and
opened a shop in a little log building which
stood on the lot on North High street, now
the site of B. J. Harris's residence, After
carrying on business there for several
years, he moved his shop to a log building
which sood on the present site of the News
office. About twenty years ol-o he gave
up 8hoemaking, and started a dairy, and
from that time, until within the past
few years, he could be seen with his buck
ets every night and morning, delivering
milk.
Mr. Slocum was a man of ninny peculi
arities, but was respected by ull and pos
sessed many good qualities. He was a
native of Hampshire county, Va., and was
about 7." J em's of age. Iu he married
Miss Davenport, of Dayton, O., who died
about two years ago.
He was once an active member of the
Presbyterian church, but left it when the
plan "of selling the pews was adopted, and
joined the M. E. church, from which be
afterwards withdrew. For the past few
months he has been visited by Rev. J. V.
Weatherby, of the Baptist church.
Mr. Slocum was a good citizen, aud his
death is deeply regretted by our whole
conimnnilv. The finu-lnl seiviees wne
held at the family residence at ! o'clock
this morning, (Wednesday), and were
largely attended.
For the details of the above sketch of
his life, we are indebted to Messrs Jas. W.
Doggett and Win. H. Woodrow.
HIGHLAND COUNTY WHEAT CROP.
PENN TOWNSHIP TO THE FRONT.
48 3-4 Bushels to the Acre, Raised by
Wm. Hussey, Senior.
In response to our request in last week's
News, for reports of the Wheat crop of
our county, we have received the follow
ing from Mr. Wm. Hussey, senior, of Penn
It will le seen that he raised 1034
bushels on 21 acres, being an average of 48 j
bushels to the acre. This is the largest
yield we have yet seen reported in any
countv in Ohio, if there have been any
arger yields we would like to hear from
them :
NEW VIENNA, O., Aug. 1, 1879.
Eiutor Highland News: Dear Sir:
see by your paper of this week's date,
that you request farmers to report to you
information in regard to the wheat crop
just harvested, &c, the yield, kind of w heat
sown, quantity of ground cultivated, man
ner of seeding, &c. I plowed under a
heavy coat of clover sod, on a field of
J acres, two-thirds of which was black
land, balance clay land, 5 (five) acres of
which was lightly manured and plowed
under; field well under-drained, on which
raised (1034) ten hundred and thirty-
four bushels of wheat, making an average
(484) forty-eight and three-fuurths buihcl
acre.
Variety of wheat sown, "Gulden Amber;"
seed obtained from Illinois, oricinally
from Canada ; smooth wheat, well adapted
the black and clay grounds; grains
large and almost round, of golden color,
weighing (CS) sixty-eight lbs. from ma-
hine measure. Said to be wheat that
stands well on ordinary ground.
My ground was broke in August, har
rowed twice, anil rolled twice; united
with Hoosier drain Drill ; scant 1 J bushels
the acre; sown from Sept. 2"th to 28th.
My farm is in Penn tp., Highland co.,
mile southeast of New Vienna.
WM. HUSSEY, SEN.
In addition to the foregoing, Mr. K. C.
Barrett, of Paint (p., informs us that he
raised o'Jo bushels, machine measure, on
acres, being nearly 23 bushels to the
acre. It was all of the Velvet variety.
red bearded, except about 4 acres of the
Fultz, a smooth red variety. The Fnltz
made the heaviest yield, 13(1 bushels on 4
acres, or 32 bushels to the acre.
Mr. Barrett informed us that his broth
Edward Barrett, of the same township,
had 13 acres of Egyptian wheat, red
bearded, w hich yielded 22 bushels to the
acre, machine measure.
Mr. Cyrus Fairlev, of Penn tp., raised 354
bushels iif Velvet w heat, on 11 acres, lieing
over 32 bushels to the acre.
Mr. Barrett's wheat gained about 10 per
nt. by weight, over machine measure,
and this is about the average gain, we are
informed, of most of the wheat raised this
season.
Mr. D. M. Carey, of Penn tp. raise.! 4S 1
ilislicls of I'lilt. wheat on 11 acres, mi av
erage of 44 bushels to the aere.
Favelte Co. Herald: The wheat cmn
this year will bring not less than
$."1111,000 'into the county. And eevrv dol
worth 100 cents. The fanners of Fiiv-
tte County have never before had as pood
crop of wheat as this year, and never be
fore sold it at as good a price ; and they
are 111 right good hiiiuor over it.
A 'tllee IirolVfrMor on c said that
'he who expects to rate uigb iu his class,
must not expectorate on the thor." Much
the hawking aud spitting was, no doubt,
caused by catarrh, which the professor
knew could bo readily cured by the use of
few bottles of Dr. Sage's Cutnrih lteui-edy.
WM. HUSSEY, SEN. REPUBLICAN PRIMARIES.
List of the Delegates Elected
Last Saturday.
THE MADISON DELEGATION TO SUPPORT
SMITH FOR SHERIFF.
The Paint Delegation to Support Patton
for Sheriff.
Salem Republicans Determined to Win.
The Ki publican I'i iuiai ies to elect dele
gates to the County Convention next Sat
urday, were held in the various townships
last Sanndav afternoon, and below we ap
pend a complete list of the delegates :
LIBERTY TOWNSHIP.
The meeting in Liberty township was
held at the Court House, and was largely
attended. The meeting was called to or
der by Mr. James W. Doggett, who nomi
nated Mr. J. C. Gregg for Chairman. E.
L. Boardmart was elected Secretary, Hugh
N. i'atton, Assistant Secretary, and M. T.
Vanpelt, Teller. The polls were kept open
from ,'! until C o'clock, and the following
gentlemen were elected delegates w ithout
opposition :
Jas. II. Andei'on, Win. Elliott, J. C.
(ir.; J. i . Newell, II. S. Foraker, Jns.
lllliliii., J. W. Patterson, E. (i. Smith, M.
T. Nelson, Thus. Whittle, Fred. Zane, J.
N tiHu.e, Al. Trimble, (colored), John
Johnson, (colored).
MADISON TOWNSHIP.
append following report
meeting in Madison, furnished us by otir
correspondent, Gibson :
GREENFIELD, Aug. 4, 1879.
The Republican primary election took
place ."Saturday alternoon, anil
irew the
largest crowd we have
ever witnessed on
anv similar occasion. As will be noticed
by the subjoined list and ballot, the dele
gation is pledged to support Pierson for
Treasurer and Smith for Sheriff, according
to the arrangement entered into previous
to theekctioii, by the different candidates
tor nomination, the following is the list
of candidates and delegates, together with
the number of votes cast for each candi
date.
For Sheriff J. C. Caldwell, 10G; J.
P. Smith, 121 ; J. M. Urim, 80.
Delegates li. J. McAlpin, J. W. Bovd,
Harvy Hyer, H. Browder, W. Hackley,
Jos. Irwin, J. L. Wilson, (J. K. 1 atterson,
W. H. Eckman, W. H. Irwin.
PAINT TOWNSHIP.
We are furnished with a report of the
Primary in Paint, by our regular corre
spondent at New Boston:
NEW BOSTON, Aug. 4.
this tp. (both precincts) met at the "White"
school house on the day appointed.
There were present three candidates for
Slu-rifT, Samuel Patton, John Snider and
Jos. Dwyer. They agreed to leave it to
the Convention to decide which should
go before the Convention. A vote was
taken and Mr. Patton was selected by a
gooil majority.
Convention then proceeded to elect dele
gates as follows :
Northern Precinct Wm. Adams, Dr.
W. H. Eniry, Elias Overman.
Southern Precinct Wm. Blair, E. K.
West, Britton Hulitt.
Delegates to Senatorial Convention N.
P., Cary McCoppin; S. P., D. M. Barrett.
We failed to slate in the proper place
that the last-named gentleman made a
very enthusiastic seech before the Con
vention, w hich was very interesting. The
Captain "knows how it is done." K. ().
SALEM TOWNSHIP.
We append the report of the Salem
township meeting, furnished us by the
Secretary :
PRICETOWN, O., Aug. 4, 1879.
The Republican Primary of Salem town
ship was well attended, and evei v flepub
lican came with the determination to tfiu,
and went home in th enjoyment of the
same "pleasing hope."
Ilegates to the County Convention V.
B. Custer, D. A. Pulliam. Alternates J.
M. Perry, W. S. Young.
Hon. 11. C. Dawson was present, and in
response to a unanimous call, gave us a
short talk.
A Foster Club will be formed by the Re
publicans of this "township, first meeting
to be held on Tuesday evening, August
12th, at the Township Hall.
J. B. FARIS, Chm'n.
JAMES N. SMITH, Sec'y.
Brushi keek Township S. P. P. N.
Wickerham, W. W. A. Reynolds, N. P.
T. McCoppin, Jas. D. T. Turner.
Clay Township Henry Hall, John
Fotist, J. C. Cumberland.
CoNi oiiD Township S. E. Redkey, E.
A. Walker.
Dohson Township A. J. Fields, Isaac
Rol.li, Jas. C. Chancy. Alternates S. W.
Thompson, Wm. nill, Daniel Murphy.
Fairfield Township D. S. Ferguson,
Leroy Kelley, E. Roj'burn, Wm. Redman,
(colored), Calvin Andrews, Jacob Hilliard,
Jos. Banks, Eli Burgess.
Ha.mer Township L. R. Duckwall,
Win. Orange. .
Jackson; Township Wiu. Mercer, Geo.
Savior.
Marshall Township W. H. Griffith,
R. R. Watts.
Newmarket Township James Van
Winkle, Win. Larkin.
Penn Township J. Q. Price, (colored),
Wesley Davis, Jno. D. Wright, John Bar
rett. Senatorial Delegate A.S. Boatman.
Union Township J. W. B. Ayres, Jno.
D. Noble.
Washington Township Al. Shannon,
Wm. Storcr.
VWhiteoak Township John Funk,
AjfcX, Purdy.
Remember, the date of the Hillsboro
Fair, August 2ijth, 27th, 28th and 29th.
Don't fail to come, and bring"your cousins,
your sisters and your aunts."
Just as we are going to press, we learn
that Mr. Miko Rizor's barn, about 3 miles
from town, on the Danville pike, was
struck by lightning during the storm this
afternoon, (Wednesday) and burned, with
all its contents. No particulars as to the
amount of loss.
Council Proceedings.
COUNCIL CHAMBER, May 4, 1879.
present.
Minutes of last meeting read and ap
proved. The Mayor was instructed to charge
hawkers, peddlers and auctioneers tlie
maximum price fixed by ordinance.
A petition was presented for the widen
ing of the pavement, in front of Mrs. C
Miller's and J. L. West's pnqierly on
llii'li street, and removal of a tree in front
of J. 1,. West's. Referred to Street Com
mittee. A petition was presented for the remov
al of the Gasoline, house. Referred to
l.i;:ht ( oiiiiuittce.
The Clerk was authorized to i.-suo an
order to the Highland Co. Agricultural
Society for $1(18 40 lor graveling John
street, whenever then is money iu the
Street Fund.
The following bills were presented and
allowed :
J. P. Erviii and others, work on
streets $r.40.ofi
Seyhert iV Co., sundries, 18. 7o
R. J. I'ullev, 1 month, Engineer,
and cash for w ashing cover for
engine .r0.2."(
A. V. McCoiinaughey, 1 month,
Marshal ." 41. lib
I. I!. Howe, 1 month, stoker of Fire
Engine. 8.33
I!. F. Bee-on, 1 month, Mavor, 4.10
M. R. Willett, 1 month, Police 4vi0
E. Stevenson, 1 month, Police 48.IMI
N. 11. Ayres, 1 month. Clerk, 8.33
Joseph Smith, hauling dirt oil sts. o.OII
John Calhan, " " " 1.4(1
J. K. Pickering, fixing grade for
streets and pavements "."ill
Nelson Taylor, Cutting bushes f0
Allen Cooper, matches, 1.40
Jerry Fidler, repairing Corpora
tion wagon, l.oO
There further Coun
N. H. AYRES, Clerk.
DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION.
A LARGE ATTENDANCE,
But a Weak Ticket Nominated,
WHICH THE REPUBLICANS WILL
BEAT.
Fourteen Ballots for Sheriff.
Dissatisfaction Over Long's Nomination.
Caused by Stuffing the Ballot Box.
The day long-looked for by the Demo
crats of Highland countv, the day of their
Comity Convention, has come, aud at
this writing, (before the nominations) a
are yet happy. The delegates began to
gather in Tuesday evening, and by-
o'clock quite a crowd of the ."unterritied"
had assembled at the Kramer House. It
was not until this morning, however.
(Wednesday) that the niossbacl.s put in
an appearance, with their boots covered
with mud and hay seed in their hair.
Tuenlay evening and a portion of Wednes
day morning were spent in holding little
caucuses all over tow n, and we are of the
opinion that the whole thing is "set up"
for this afternoon. The crowd is a large
and motley one, but we w ill do them the
credit to say it is quiet aud well-behaved.
The candidates are out in full force,
and all are working like Turks for the va
rious nominations. They all seem san
guine and declare they will not be "sore"
over their defeat. But we are summariz
ing more than our space will permit, aud
must proceed with our report. The Con
vention contains .SO delegates, and it re
quires 41 voles to nominate.
THE MORNING SESSION.
The Convention assembled at the Court
House Kt 10 o'clock A. M. for the purpose
of effecting a temporary organization, and
w as called to order by R. T. Hough, Esq.,
Chairman of the Central Committee, who
nominated Mr. R. M. Dittey for temporary
Chairman. II. S. Vance and R. S. Wood
row were made temporary Secretaries.
Committees on Credentials, Rules and Or
der of Business, Resolutions aud Perma
nent Organization were then elected, and
the Convention adjourned to meet at 1
o'clock P. M. in .Music Hall.
AFTERNOON SESSION.
The Conventiou re-assembled in JMusic
Hall at 1 o'clock, which was filled with
oue of the largest crowds we have ever seen
assembled there. The first thing in order
was the report of the Committees, and
that of Credentials was called for, which
reported all the tow nships fully represent
ed and no contests. The Committee 011
Permanent Organization reported iu favor
of Mr. Kirby Smith for Permanent Chair
man, Messrs. Vance and Woodrow for
Secretaries, aud Jonathan Foust and Jno.
McConuaugbey, Tellers. Mr. S11 ith made
a speech on taking the Chair, denouncing
the Republicans in general, aud extolling
the Democratic party to the skies, which
was of course applauded.
Tho Committee on Rules aud Order of
Business reported, and the Committee on
Resolutions submitted a brief report,
adopting the Democratic State Platform,
and endorsing tho infamous action of the
extra session of Congress. According to
the rules adopted, each candidate put iu
nomination was required to pledge himself
iu open Convention to support the entire
ticket, before the balloting commenced,
and accordingly all candidates did so iu
brief speeches.
Nominations were then announced in
order, and the following gentlemen were
presented as candidates
FOR REPRESENTATIVE.
C. B. Edwards, of Penn tp.; John A. Pat
terson, of Liberty, B. W. Spargur, of
Paint, aud J. W. Klise, of Marshall. Mr.
Patterson was nominated on the first
ballot, reoeiviiig iu vote?; Klise, 19; Ed
wards, 9; Spargur, 8.
CI
CLERK OF THE COURT.
Henry F. Bush, of Madison, John Mat
thews, of Liberty, and Calvin Stroup, of
Salem township, were presented for Clerk.
Mr. Matthews was nominated on first bal
lot, receiving 40 votes; Bush, 23; Stroup,
COUNTY TREASURER.
The names of Daniel Williams, of Mar
shall to., and Cvrus Xoble, of Dodson.
were presented for Treasurer, but Mr. No
ble withdrew, the rules were suspended,
and Mr. Williams w as nominated by ac
clamation.
FOR SHERIFF.
Twelve names were presented as candi
dates for SheriU', as follows : W. C. Ed
wards, of Fairfield; David M. Han is, of
Madison; David C. Johnson, of Penn; Jos.
C. Woodrow, of Liberty; Thos. Long, of
Fairfield; J. X. Hogshead, of Liberty;
J. W. Hill, of Paint ; J. W. Miller, of
Washington; I. II. McConnaughey, of
Newmarket; J. W. Shoemaker, of Jack
son ; C. T. Pope, of Liberty, and II. C.
Glascock, of Liberty.
According to the rules, after the fifth
ballot, the lowest candidate was to be drop
ped. Mr. Hogshead withdrew his name
before the balloting commenced. There
were fourteen ballots taken, and Mr. Lorg
was finally nominated, receiving 45 votes,
while McConnaughey received 41. Long,
McConnaughey, Harris and Hill, led on
the first three ballots, after which Pope
went ahead of Hill, and the four gentlemen
then maintained the same positions
throughout, the other candidates being
dropped according to the rule. Mr. Pope
withdrew his own name after the ninth
ballot, on which he received 17 votes.
Too many voles were cast ou three or four
ballots, and there seemed to be a strong
disposition to stud' the ballot-box. In
cluding the ballots which were re-east on
this account, there were 17 ballots. Mr.
McConnaughey was nominated on the
thirteenth ballot, but too many votes were
east, 47 for McC. and 40 for long. The
ballot being taken over, Long was nomina
ted, which eaused considerable dissatisfac
tion, and we would not be surprised if there
is some tall squealing indulged in.
PROSECUTING ATTORNEY.
The names of J. M. Duiueuil,of Liberty;
A. Maekerly, of Paint; J. B. Worley, of
Liberty; Win. Barber, of Dodson; C. A.
Matthews, of Clay; and S. H. Beard, of
Fairfield, were presented for this otlice.
Mr. Mackerlv was nominated on the sev
enth ballot, receiving 4 I voles; Matthews,
J7; Barber lo. Dunienil withdrew on
the third ballot, Beard on the fourth and
Worley on the fifth.
to
COMMISSIONER.
names
D. J. Vance, of Newmarket, and Isaac
Larkin, of Liberty, were presented, anil
Mr. Miller was nominated on the second
ballot, receiving 00 votes; Larkin, I'll;
Vance, !i.
SURVEYOR.
II. S. Vance, of Newmarket; Frank
Hughes, of Liberty, and Jno. King, of
Hauler, were candidates for iiomiiiHlioii,
and Mr. King was nominated on the third
ballot, receiving ol Votes;'ancc 34. Hughes
withdrew on tlie second ballot.
INFIRMARY DIRECTOR.
Jas. B. Blaine, and Nathaniel Roush, of
Salem tp. were candidates, and Mr. Boiish,
was nominated on the first ballot, re
ceiving 41 votes; Blaine, 3,".
CORONER.
Wm. E. Ridgway,
II. P. Barrere, weie before the Conven
tion for this otlice, and Mr. Ridgway was
nominated on the first ballot, receiving
40 votes; Bai re re l'J, Rogers ll.
The Convention did not adjourn until
7 o'clock, and many of the Democrats are
.li ssatUiied with the ticket. We do not
think it is ii strong one, and we honestly
neiieve that the Republicans can muni
bate a ticket which w ill beat every man.
P.
CORONER. THE FLOOD GATES OPENED.
Destructive Rain Storms at Sugartree
Ridge and Belfast.
CORN DESTROYED, BRIDGES AND
FENCES WASHED AWAY,
And Reports of Hogs and Cattle Being
Drowned.
The Heaviest Rain That Ever Visited
That Region.
Itepoits reached here Tuesday night of a
destructive rain storm at Sugartree Ridge
and vicinity, that occurred uboiit half past
3 o'clock iu the afternoon. A News re
porter immediately set about interviewing
the Democratic delegates who were arriv
ing, and succeeded in gathering the follow
ing facts :
As stated above, the raiu commenced
falling about half past 3 o'clock, and the
storm covered an aiea of about four miles,
extending two milts noith and south of
the Ridge. There was not much wind ac
companying the storm, but the flood gates
of heaven seemed to be opened, and for an
hour and a half the rain poured down in
torrents. The oldest inhabitants declare
they have never seen such a storm, and
the small creeks and branches were swollen
to raging rivers. Oue gentleman in
formed us that a stream about the size of
the Ohio river came washing down the
pike, carrying everything before it. Many
biidges and fences in the neighborhood
were swept cut i rely away, some feuees be
ing carrie. 1 u distance of a mile or two.
Most of the corn on the bottom luuds is
totally destroyed, w hole fields being swept
away. Stacks of huy were picked up by
the flood and floated away like chips.
There are reports of cattle and stock being
drowned, but at this writing it is impossi
ble to estimate tho loss. Wood's bridge
across Brushcreek, was carried away, and
the devastation was terrible. Among the
heaviest losers about the Ridge are Cuss
Murphy, Ellis Lewis, Amos Edgington,
John Bunn and Godfrey Wilkin.
THE STORM AT BELFAST AND VICINITY.
The same storm also visited the neigh
borhood of Belfast, covering an area of
several miles. It occurred about the same
time, and the damage done probably ex
ceeds that at Sugartree Bidge. We are
informed that Brushcreek was a mighty
river for about one hour, and the rain was
the heaviest that has ever visited that sec
tion of the country.
The large bridge at the mill in Belfast,
across Brushcreek, 120 feet long, was car
ried away, and the last seen of it, it was
floating down the creek. Wa are inform
ed that there is fully 100 acres about Eel
fast, of what was Tuesday morning the
finest corn in the county, that will not
now yield o bushels to the acre. Among
the hoavicst losers in that vicinity are Job
Haigh, Wm. Mereor, Jerry Mercer, Jos.
McCoy, John Walker and Geo. Williams.
HIGHLAND CO. TEACHERS' INSTITUTE.
TUTE.
Official Report of the Secretary.
HILLSBORO, O., Aug. 4, 1879.
The Highland County Teachers' Asso
ciation met in the En ion School Buildings,
Aug. 4, 1711.
The President, John King, beinsf absent,
the house was called to order by Mr. H.
N. Patton.
The opening exercises were conducted by
Prof. Tappan, of ( imbier, Ohio.
Next came music by Miss Cluxton , as
sisted by some of the ladies aud gentlemen
in attendance.
Prof. Tappan then entertained ihe In
stitute for a half-hour, with a talk ou
Numbers, anj on Methods of Teaching
Children to Count.
After recess and musjp then came Al
gebra, by Prof. Tappan, followed by a
beautiful duet, by Misses Nora and Ida
ux ton.
Prof. Ogden then occupied the time for
discussion in a talk on Reading, and Ex
ercise in Breathing and Vocal Sounds.
1:30 P. M.
The Institute with Vice-President
met,
Jackson, of Leesburg, in the chair.
Opened with music, followed by an inter
esting talk on Language, by Prof. Ogden.
Then came a forty minutes' talk on Geog
raphy, and How to Teach It, by Prof.
Tappan.
Recess, followed by music, was next in
order, then a lesson on Teaching by Prof.
Ogden.
The remainder of the afternoon was
taken up in miscellaneous business.
Institute then adjourned to meet Aug.
5th, at 8:30 A. M.
SECOND DAY.
TUESDAY, Aug. 5, 1870.
Institute met at 8:30 A. M.
Opening exercises consisted of reading a
chapter of scriptures and a prayer by
Prof. Ogden, also music.
The first 40 minutes was well occcupied
Prof. Tappan, in- a Lecture on Arith
metic. After a short but interesting talk
Vocalization aud Gesticulation, by
Prof. Ogden, a poem entitled "Annie's
and Willie's Prayer," was well rendered
by Mr. Ford, of Bloomington, 111.
Recess and music followed.
At 10:30, Prof. Tappan took up the sub
ject of Algebra.
At 11:10 A. M., Prof. Ogden resumed his
Lecture on Teaching, begun the previous
evening.
Institute then adjourned, to meet prompt
ly at 1 P. M.
At 1:10 P. M., Institute met, Vice-President
Jackson presiding.
Prof. Ogden devoted the time given to
Grammar, to a talk 011 Phonic Analysis
and Derivation of Words.
Prof. Tappan then conducted an exer
cise in Guography.
Recess and mu-ie, consisting of a quar
tett by the Misses Cluxton and Messrs.
Patton and Hogsett. A solo by Mr. Pat
ton and a duet by the Misses Cluxton, fol
lowed. Prof. Ogdeu next gave us a lively talk
School Organization.
Institute then adjourned at 3rl" P. M.
attend the funeral services of Miss Mary
C. L. JACKSON, Pres't.
BERTHA RECKLY, Sec'y.
THIRD DAY.
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 6, 1879.
o.30 A. M. Iiihtitnta called to crder by
Vice-President Jacksou.
Music by tho Association. S.:ripture
reading and pruyer by Prof. Tappan.
A'j A. M. Arithmetic, by Prof. Tappan.
H.i'. A. M. Language Lesson, by Prof.
Ogden.
Mr. Ford, of 111. then gave a selection,
entitled, '"Why the Old Af.m would not
the Farm," followed by a "School
boy's Composition on a Horse."
After rece.SK and music. Prof. Tappan
took up the subject of Algebra.
Trof. Loyd, of the Hillsboro Female
College, then kindly consented to occupy
the time for discussion iu hu address to
the Institute.
Prof. Tappan then made a fifteen min
utes' talk on lleud.ng the Bible in tl.e
Common Schools.
Institute thei. adjourned to meet at I "
M.
C. L. JACKSON, Vice-President.
BERTHA S. RECKLY, Sec'y.
Home Correspondence.
HOLLOWTOWN.
On last Thusday evening, as little Will
Single was going home, his horse became
frightened on the road near Abe Coif man's,
aud threw him otf with great force, severe
ly injuring his left leg and bruising up his
bead. Col. T. P. Vance, who happened to
be passing, kindly took him in his buggy
and carried him home. At last accounts
he was thought to be out of danger.
Mrs. Allen R. Brown has just returned
from an extended visit to Kansas.
tuitc an interesting trial was had lie
fore 'S.juire Martin on the 1st ins!. Dr.
A. S. Bryan sued Gilmore Stratton for
4 J-.'.4li, -lor work and labor." liefendant
set up the defense that he whs not law ful
ly served, and on this motion beingsustained
the case was dismissed. On the same day
Dr. S. G ask in sued Joseph Davis for
60 "tor work and labor," and the entry
was made in this as in the former case.
The defendant waived pr .cess, and the
next trial will I on the llthiust. at lo
A. M., when we may look for a lively lime
among the doctors and law vers.
1 . 1 . unce is counsel for and
V.
Aug. 2, 1879.
NEW MARKET.
Farmers are through harvesting, but no
threshing done yet in our neighborhood.
Mr. Moody, of Winchester, is visiting
his friend, II. Davis.
Mrs. Landon, of Illinois, is visiting her
broiher, John lfavnes.
Mi . Shepherd ' aud wife, of London,
Madiion county, are visiting their rela
tives, D. Carson and wife.
Miss Annie Ilaynes is visiting friends
and relatives, near Winchester.
Miss Alice Copcland, of Marble Fur
nace, is the guest of her frieud, .Mrs.
Triehler.
Mr. Morgan Barrere's daughter and
two grand-children are visiting Mrs. Gard
ner, of Washington C. II.
J. A. McConnaughey & Son drove quite
a nice bunch of stock to the Cincinnati
market last week.
The "rain of Tuesday night, July 28
came in due time and 'did much good to
the corn and late potatoes, hut unless there
is more rain soon, corn through our section
will be short.
Rev. I). Triehler preached in New Vi
enna last Sunday, Rev. E. D. Kevs in
Winchester, and Rev. Galbreath in Mar
shall. H. S. Vance wili teach school in Penn
A. G.
FAIRFAX.
Splendid rain Thursday.
Wheat about all threshed aud an unusu
ally good yield.
Win. Colvin has returned to Adams
county.
Miss Edna Webster is home from visit
ing friends in Russell's Station.
Dr. C.J. Whitaker will return to this
place in a few weeks.
G. F. Dickey is to teach our winter term
of school. Mr. Dickey is a first-class teach
er. Wm. Hook and family and Bishop Ames
and family will move to Arkansas this fall.
Elijah Walker, living one mile west of
this place, had his w heat destroyed by fire
July loth. Loss $110.
A basket meeting w ill be held here Sun
day, August 17th. Everybody is invited
to attend with well-tilled baskets.
R. S. Trout is happy it's a girl.
Several cables of sickness are reported in
this neighborhood, but all are improving
under the careful treatment of Dr. Win.
BOB.
TAYLORSVILLE.
Farmers are happy on account of the
heavy rain which fell last Tuesday night,
since which, corn aud potatoes are looking
well. They have begun plowing for next
year's wheat crop.
Mr. John Mahnffey, our enterprising
stution master, is puttiug up a set of Fair
banks scales.
The Misses Cluxton give a concert at
the school-house here nn Wednesday night,
which was very entertaining.
Democratic candidates have been almost
as numerous as potato bugs for the lost
week.
We are glad to welcome back to onr
midst Mr. P. C. Robinson, who arrived
home Saturday from the Lebanon Normal
C.
DANVILLE.
On the 1st inst. Mr. Robert Shaffer's
house was burned down. It is supposed
to have been the work of an incendiary.
All the furniture and bedciing was burned,
leaving them without any clothing. Now
is the time for the friends of charity to do
good by helping this family.
Mr. Samuel Shaffer's wife died after a
protracted illness of several weeks, 011 the
31st of July.
Wheat is lieing threshed and it is yield
ing well to the amount of straw.
Mr. Thomas Long hail the pleasure of
meeting several Iemocratic friends at a
threshing, but they did not have time con
verse with him.
There are but few Republicans in this
tp., but we are wide awake and will help
the Republican cause all we can.
General health good.
Rain needed very much.
Canip-meeling lever is very low in this
R. T. Q.
August 2, 1879.
BELFAST.
On the 15th tilt. Elijah Walker (who
claimed he was robbed in HilUboro some
lime ago) had I'OO dozen of wheat and 30
of rye burnt in the stack ; thought to be
the work of an incendiary.
The Dunkards have got up the frame of
large meeting house near May Hill.
Rev. John CadwallaJer, who formerly
lived near here, died some time ago, near
Dayton. He was a Dunkard preacher,
and was very old.
Mrs. Rebecca West, widow of James
West, Esq. was buried at the Coss
cemetery on the 2d. She had been living
in Berryville for a long time. Her hus
band died in 18 )1, aged some 08 years. He
was one of the first settlers on the Ridge be
tween Brushcreek and Middle Fork.
I was in hopes some years ago that we
were going to have the early history of
our county published, but I fear we never
will, as all the oldest and first settlers will
soon be gone to rest. Mr. Thompson's is
good, only it does not go back far enough.
I hope we will have good men nominat
ed by our County Convention next Satur
day, especially for Representative. I ex
pect one nominated who will vote to give
the ja-ople of every township the priv
ilege of voting whether they will permit
the trallic in liquor as a beverage.
FLORA.
MOWRYTOWN.
Our townsman, G. W. Badgley , had quite
a windfall lately. 1 h rough the persever
ing exertions of A. I). Wiggins, of Buford,
Pension Agent, he has succeeded in getting
a pension and arrears amounting to $000.
He is of course correspondingly happy,
aud wearing good harness. He says he is
in favor of resumption.
Tavlorsville is all agog over a big scan
dal. Look out for something squally iu a
few days.
The Presbyterian Sunday School had an
excursion over the C. te E. By. last week.
They had a good time.
On Sunday, Aug. 3, the thermometer
in Awful hot aud
C. F. B.
Dr. John Shockey.
EiUToK News: By your permission,
we take the liberty of saving a lew words
on the eve of the approaching Convention,
through your valuable paper, concerning
one of the candidates for Representative,
Where ihe Dr. is known he needs no pre
sentation, but for fear he should fail to lie
set right before all we ask your indulgence.
The Doctor is an excellent man, a life
long Republican, always indorsing the
principles of the Republican party, be
lieving them lo be hone-t aud true, and w ill
ever remain as such while those great prin
ciples, of free government are bustaiiicd
and perpetuated.
Although a strong partisan, and very
decided iu his'political opiiiions,lie ishigh
ly respected by both political parties, be
ing a man of sterling honesty. We feel no
hesitancy in saying if nominated he will
receive the solid Republican vote of Clay
and many Democrats besides, thereby in
creasing the Republican vote of old High
land and insuring VICTORY on our ban
ner. RKTL T.L1CAN.
We Believe.
That if every oue would use Hop Bitters
freely, there would bo much less sickness
and misery iu the world; aud people are
fast riudiug this out, whole families keep
ing well at a trifling cost by its use. We
advise all to try it. L'. iC A . Une.'it-iUr, .V.
y.
"On to Richmond."
As there is at present a scarcity of coun
ty officers from this (Clay) township, and
not having had a comity oiTicer for many
years from old Clay, we propose to niaacU
"on to Richmond." (the County Conven
tion,) on the tith of August, and Dominate
Lewis ColI'man for County Commissioner.
Mr. Coffiiian is a good, staunch Repub
lican, and will receive the solid vote of
Clay. He is well qualified to fill said of
fice. Having been elected to two impor
tant oflh-es of trust iu Clay, and discharg
ed his dudes faithfully, we feel sate in
saying that if he is elected to the office of
Commissioner its duties will be Well ¬
CLAY.
MARSHALL TP.
Weather still hot and drv. Colli crop
bound to be light in this vicinity.
Farmers are bu-y, threshing out
their wheat, which by the way does not
pan out so Will in this tp. as in some other
localities we read about. The average on
ditlerent farms is from three bu.-hels up to
hj'Uiit. I do not think Mar-hall Tp. w heat
crop will average quite ehjht ius.u'-i per
acre.
Politically, the Republicans of Mar
shall are awake, and it is their intention
to show to the world that they are tired of
Democratic rule. And right here let me
say, that while tliere are several gentle
men willing to serve the county in the ca
pacity of SiieriU. I think Marshall Tp. has
the "Boss" candidate. His name is A. J.
C. Bloiiiit. No man in this pall of tLe
county has ever done more for the p-i-od of
the Republican pa ty than Mr. Blount.
The'i we say, "Rah for Blount .'"
That c lever young gentleman of your
town, Harry Glenn, seems to have the in
side track, for Treasurer. He seems to be
a general favorite with those that have
had any dealings with him.
Miss Anna M. Eekles, of Cincinnati, is
spending the heated term amidst the wilds
of "Pigeon Roost." She is the guest of
Mr. Eli Teinplin.
General health good.
Owing to dry weather "garden sass''
is scarce. Fruit also scarce. Blackberries
LOCHINVAR.
NEW BOSTON.
No rain yet. Corn suffering from drought.
Scarcely any plowing done for wheat.
Most of the wheat has been threshed.
We saw a threshing machine on the
Browning farm, belonging to Wm. and E
Barrett, sold by Reece & Overman, which
beats any that we have seen.
No marriages to report, but we don't
know how soou Hymen may pass by this
way.
K. O.
New Postage Law. Under the new
law postmasters are required to place up
on letters not fully prepaid a stamp or ad
ditional stamps, dow known as "postage due
stamps," and send to the office where the
letters are delivered a bill for the amount
of stamps advanced. The postmaster re
ceiving such letters and bills returns the
am. unit to the forwarding postmaster, and
collects the amauut from the receiver of
the letter.
A Source of Much Bodily Evil.
If tho habit of body becomes irregular
much evil is inllieted on the system. The.
stomach becomes dyspeptic, bilious symp
toms develop themselves, the circulation is
contaminated, and the nerves share in the
general disorder. It is of the utmost im
portance that the bowels should be
thoroughly and speedily regulated when
they grow derelict. The corrective agent
best adapted to this purpose is Hostetter's
Stomach Bittert, a wholesome, non-griping
vegetable laxntive, worta all the rasping
cathartics invented since the time of Par
acelsus. People who have been in 1he
habit of nsing bine pill, calomel, and other
drugs and cheap nostrums for constipation,
should abandon such hurtful and useless
medicines, and substitute for theiu this
pleasant and gentle aperient, which not
only produces the purgative effect nutural
ly, but also strengthens while it regulates
the bowels, stomach and liver. It more
over cures and prevents intermittent and
remittent fevers, gout, rheumatism, debili
ty aBd urinary troubles. aug7w4
Hillsboro Prices Current.
Corrected Weekly by SCOTT & ROADS, Wholesale
Retail Grocers and Produce Dealers.
For the Week ending TUESDAY, Aug. 5, 1879.
BUYING PRICES FOR COUNTRY PRODUCE.
Dealers arc paying the following prices tor the
various articles uuuied :
Wheat, ked, hashe! ,
Com,
tal
Tiuioliiy sleed, liurhel
Klax Seed
Ir'iour, cwt
Cnru M.:tl, bushel
Polan..-s
Sweet t'otaloes, h.lsh
While tlcsns, hustiei
Dried Apples, IL
" Peaches
Green Appira -
FalOers, lb
Butter
i';.7S, d..eu
Bacon linms. It,
hides
' JShuuUlers
Lard
It ay, toil
NirVluuu Molasses, a!
W.mkI, cord,
Tallmv, It
Wl, fleece, lb
tuh-vvaslietl aud picked
" uiiuathe.t
Live chickens, doe
Poultry, Uressed
Dressed I'hickens doz.....
Live Turkeys per tb
Honey. ..
-.Kia
toa -to
a
a
Sua 1 OO
a 2 50
46a t.i
a 3u
a
1
4a &
lioa ;:i
aoa
a 1-
a
7a
1
a 4 V
t V
. 5 l'a 6 0u
i -a 3o
2 Mja 3 is)
a li
3-ia ''
3.-a 3s
i-ia i.
. 1 uua t uo
lua lis,'
LIVE STOCK
Beeves, rwt, erose.
hippius....
Sheep per cwt
Hops cwt gross
Bloc Hubs " ....
2 50a 3 0O
6 Mia 4 00
i .a 4 nil
2 -! 3 u
2 i. a i 75
LIVE STOCK RETAIL PRICES OF GROCERIES & PRODUCE.
Groceries and other articles ratal! from stores
the tullowinu prices:
SUt;ar, N. O. lb
" Kerined, Crushed A Powdered.
Coffee, iilo
Java
Tea, Imperial, Y. li. and G. P
Jupau
Candles, Common
Star
Cheese, factory
Flour, io.h1 tttiiiiiy brands, cwt.... .. .
" " bbl
Buckwheat Flour, cwt
;;
S
11
K.a IS
3. .a 30
, 4"a 1 DO
5ea 1 ISI
a so
a li
a 2
lea is if
a 9 yo
a it
a
3 ua 4 00
2 una 2 I'D
sea )
a 3 .'.0
a 1
a 3"
a 4t
. ma
a i
. 15a is
Fish Mackerel, .No. 2, Vn"l
, t.l.l
h.li
Fistl While, bbl
.Molasses. N. O
sW-jhlliu
Golden Nyrup
Lard Oil .
tl.iUliljV, Hi
Ss.ll, himaw lia and Ohio, bbl..
flams, 1 ny su-'arcu-ed... ..
Clover .-Seed, liu .
Saplite.' do
Tuuolliy eed, till.
Broom-, sin:e....-..... ......
Rice. II .
a 1
11a -
!"a
a
in
Cincinnati Wholesale Prices
For the week ending Monday evening,
Aug. 5, 1879.
Carefully corrected from Tuesday's City Dailies.
Prime .New Wheat, While, bu a ls
" ' heal, Aiuher !'2 a -4
" Wu. al, Red, bo 9-1 a !H
Corn . 40 ft 44
Oais - a
lUrlev, fall s a
iiltV, billed, loll 11 IS) . 1, Sl,
I hn.-r Need, 11, tK,a 7
Tumulty heed 1 7. a 1
Flax Sselt 1 in a 1 -II
Flour, -ii(w-rli:it bbl 01 a 3 3
Hour, launly 4 f'a 5 n to
lliiller. prime roll, lb li'a 2
fciriri., d.u! Ha 1J
he. se. Ui Uir), n. 5 va
W hue Heans, hu 7- a 1 S
l-'ealliei-, II, a 4 0
W 110I, uhi.i i.ud I1..I. lb tc-aj.hni.. LN a JO
Apples, irr. en, bbl 7o a 1 7
Apples, dl ied, it. la 3
l e.n b. s, .lrie.l a
T:li!ow, rendered a b
Mess 1'i.rk, bbl S 50 a 9 Ho
l.sril. Iti 5
llains, Sllear-eured a a 1''-
Sslt, K:ina In and Ohio Ricr, bhh.t 16 a 1 :
Silyar, N . It. tix S
Isin.r..ir. Kelined 7 4 y
M.i.nsses. N. O., L'al a 4
Svrcps, Kelined :!i a 7u
.ri'biuu eo a s
'tea, V. II., Imp. ami i ;in a so
Tea. I n.l..' ::u a
Culler, 111.. ! l.o. a I
Ma- kerel. No. I, hi. I ISM ni l ill
While t-i.-h. hail-barrel :s a 4 ;:.
I'.ns. ins, doz t :io a 3 io
I 'orion. common lo (sir. 11, loa 14
Tobneeo, Ohio Seed l.eal, cwt 3 l"U al2 7.'
Riie, II, 7va
Soap, eomiiioti, II, 2 a '.i
Soap, Herman -a -S
Stan ii. II. 2:,a 7
Potaloes, b'.l ...hi. 1 a 1
Oil, Coil, l.Vlilie.l, e;,l Sl.ia
till, i.aol. i';ll 60 a Co
Oil, l.liiseril a S"
Chi. kens. live. !.. 1 (m a i
Tnrke a dressed. It a
Turkes, lue, 0. a
W lu-k. -,il a 1 i(
Coal, delivered, H.V. .t uhy'ny Ida 14
Coal, delivered. Ohm liner '. tfft lii
LIVE STOCK.
Ho-.'Vn t.. eross 2 75 1 1 ul
Beeves, e I., eros 1 Ut a 4 CI
btiec-p aud Lambs, cwt., i;rose 2 IV & 1

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