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Town and Country.
Frank Hughes was locked up for drunk
enness last Saturday aud fined 8.1 :0.
The boys were skating on the ponds last
Webwe neglected to no'ice that Mr.
Wm. Barrsre is employed ou the narrow
gauge as Express Messenger.
Wra. Cooper has yiven up driving the
Adams Eiprees wagon, aud his place bus
been taken by Arthur Lvie.
The Ripley and Georgetown companies,
of the 13th Regiment, were in the Grunt
procession at Cincinnati, last Thursday.
Agent Patterson says that the Adams
Express Company, via narrow-gauge, if
rioine a first-rate business.
"Uncle" Frank Mullenix, of i,crryvi!K
was the victim of a surprise party last
Friday, and received a number of hue
Col. Bowen, of Columbus, the temper
ance leotmvr and editor of the New Era,
made the News iffice a pleasant call on
Quarterly meeting was held at the M.
E. church last Saturday and Sunday,
preaching by Kev. L. F. Vancleve, Pre
siding Eider.
Mrs. Sweaiingen, wife of Jas. Swearin
gen, who lives on North West street, died
last Monday morning of consumption,
after a lingering illness.
Hon. J ao. A. Smith and L ine Sloane,
E q were the only H.llsboroites in at
tendance at the Grant banquet at the
Grand Hotel, last Thursday evening.
Mr. Aaron Creed, who lives south-east
of town, on the Belfast pike, lost a little
three-year old girl of diphtheria, last Sun
day. Bainbridge Chronicle: "Capt. Andy
Barry, of Hillsboro, ia devoting his en
gineering abilities to the construction of
the Springfield Southern Railroad."
Messrs. De Brain, Harman and llarwood,
of the 13th Regiment Band, took in the
Grant reception at Cincinnati last week,
assisting the Georgetown Band, which was
n the procession.
Sunday was the most disagreeable day
we have had this season. The rain pour
ed down all day long, freezing as it fell,
the wind blew a gale, and people generally
were glad to stST at home by the fire.
Mrs. Coleman Selph, who lived about
five miles north of town, died Jast Monday,
of cancer, and was buried in our cemetery
to-day (Tuesday). She was born in Marc.:,
1801, and was an old resident.
The narrow-gauge engine froze up last
Friday night, and the morning trdn did
not leave in time Saturday to make con
nection with the C. & E. train for Cincin
nati. Marshal McConnaughey'a w ife is lying
quite ill, and the Marsha! is off duty. His
place is filled by Policeman Willett, and
Marshal McConnaughey has employed Mr.
"VYm. Reeves as night police.
Col. E. P. Findley, formerly editor of
the Xenia Gazette, has given tip the quill
and gone into the lecture held. Cd
F. married Miss Nelson, of Xenia, former
ly of this city.
Mr. Edward Greathouse, aged 19 years,
on of Mr. Isaac Greathouse, died at his
father's residence, on Beeh street, at 11
o'clock Sunday morning, of consumption.
He had been sick several month", and was
buried on Monday at New Market.
We met Sand. Sh .ok, whose w ife was
stole o a f.)W "weeks since, on the street
Monday, and asked him if there were any
new developments in the case. I!e re
plied that we would be obliged to wait un
til Court. His w ife has returned to him.
Mr. A. Tolliver, teacher of the L esbu'-g
colored school, was granted a certificate
for six months, at the last meeting of the
Board of Examiners, although his name
did not appear in the published list. The
certificate was not issued until after the
list was made out, which caused the omis
sion. The Public Examination of the Union
Schools lakes place this week. Tney will
commence on Wednesday morning and con
tinue Thursday and Friday. The schools
..loo. n,i F rirluv. and the next term will
commence on Monday, Dec. 19, 179. A.
holiday will be given on New Year's day,
Jan. 1st, 18S0.
Ross County Register: "Highland coun
ty will please accept thanks for coming up
ro gallantly in behalf of Col. Entrekin.
When occasion offers to return the favor.
Highland's draft on Ross will be honored."
We will cai! on Ross to honor our draft
next fall, to the tune of about 300 majori
ty for our Congressional candidate.
Spencer Penn, who, in company vrnh
Jno. Jones, committed the famous Klutz
robbery, near Bainbridge last winter, a
full account of which was published in
the News, was tried and convicted at
Chillicotbe last week and sentenced to
three years in the Penitentiary. Jones
escaped from jail a few months since, and
is still at large.
The following was sent to the Ross
County Register last week by our towns
man, Capt. V. E. Evans, just after the
election: "Hurrah for the "Iiiiie-Eed Boy
of Destiny!" I move that bis election
made unanimous. All in favor of the motion
say aye. Carried." The Register
heads the dispatch, "Great Lacai.-,'. How
Good Tbey Feel."
Al. Trimble, colored, got into a row
the Buckeye saloon Saturday night, and
was pitched out on the pavement, where
he was gathered iu by the police, or dis
orderly conduct. He slipped out of his
coat and tried to run away, but was collar
ed by special Policeman Reeves and la
on his back. Trimble is one of the "best
men" in town, but. he is a baby in Reeves'
At a regular conclave of Highland dm
mandery, No. 31, K. T., for I, c tuK r, the
following officers were installed, viz: Sir
"Wra. M. Meek, Em. Commander ; Sir Win.
E. Evans, Generaalissimo; Sir John Mat
thews, Captain-General ; Mr John M. Bar
rere, Prelate; Sir Win. Hoyt, Senior War
den; Sir Erskine Carson, Junior Warden;
Sir O. S. Price, Treasurer ; Sir John
Higgins, Recorder; Sir P. II. Work, Stand
ard Bearer; Sir Cotton Mather, Sword
Bearer; Sir F. J. Picard, Warder;
James B. Iiowe, Sentinel; Sir Knight
F. Vancleve, R. E G. P. and representing
the Grand Commander, officiating. Regu
lar meeting seco.ii Tuur-Jay after full
moon ia t-CaVJaoutb.
Sign the petition for Local Option.
Sae your money for the "Loan Exhibi
tion.'" Another Supplement this week, filled
with nteresting reading matter.
Mr V. T. Bowers advertises his holiday
goinb in this weeks' Nkws. Call aud see
The prospects are that we. will have
some ensational news next week, in re
gard to our beloved narrow-gauge.
Dei nis Lynch is home from the Peniten
tiary. He got 60 days off his time for
! good oehaviur.
Th( Temperance ' boom is toe town
talk, i nd there is a strong determination
to shi t up the saloons.
Me tings will be held at the Temper
ance Tdl to-night (Tuesday), and Friday
night. Attend them by ull means.
Hoin are selling in this city to-day,
Tubs lay) at $4 2.1, gross, with a slow
marki t.
We omit our usual market tables this
we. k, there being no material change in
prices since last week.
It i reported th.it dpt. Geo. Boyce
will be Sheriff Long's Deputy. He would
make a g od one.
Ele: nor Belford, a young girl about 19
years ..Id, formerly of this city, who lived
at Mr. C. S. Bell's, died on Monday of last
week, at Salina, Mo., of coi. sumption.
Barristers Newby and Higgins, who are
lodging at Mr. J. C. Gregg's residence dur
ing his absence, were serenaded by the
colored orchestra Monday night.
Tuesday of next week is the sixth anni
versary cf the Crusade, which will be ob
served by the Temperance Ladies at their
Hall. See notice in another column.
Reorder J. II. Keech was the 17,819th
victim of a surprise party Monday night,
on the occasion of his birthday. About
4." persons were present.
Kiebards & Bro., the enterprising, go
uhead dry goods merchants, are out whh
a fl iming new "ad" in t'jiB issue. They
cairy a very large stock, and sell low down
for cah.
" The-e is splendid bkating on Barrere's
pond, on Southern Avenue, as we go to
press -o-day (Tuesday), but before this
item "is read the ducks may be enjoying
fine swimming in the pond.
An Old Citizen Gone.
Mrs Catharine Mullenix, who lived
about 2 niiles south of town, wife of Nathan
Mullenix, deceased, died last Sunday even
ing, of general debility. She was 89 years of
age, ai d an old citizen of the county.
A Mammoth Tooth.
Jno. Nunn wan in town lasfc weekexhib
iting a mammoth tooth, w hich he found on
Little Ro -k, a branch of Clearcreek, about
4 miles north of town. The tooth weighed
2J pounds, and was six inches long. It is
suppored to be a mastodon's tooth.
Exhibition Drill.
The Scott Dragoons will give an exhi
bition drill in their ai.iry at City Hall,
next 1 riday evening, to whic tlie cublit
are cordially invited. The 13tb Jg
tuent l and will furnish the music, and the
occas.it n will no doubt be a pleasant one.
Exhibition Drill. Dedication of the I. O. O. F. Hall at Baford.
On Tuesday evening, Dec. 30th, the new
Hall o" the I. O. O. F. at Buford, will be
dedicated with approoiate ceremonies. A
festiva' w ill be held, and an address deliv
ered b Rev. W. D. Moore. The public
are cordially invited.
Santa Claus Operetta.
We 1 nderstaad that the Sunday School
of the 3ip'ist church, with the isistauo
of som others, are preparing to give a
tir.md r-anta Claus Operetta in Town Hall,
on Monday eVe.;iiug,.Djo. 29th, the object
of which is to fi dsn paying for iheii
church organ. We hope it will prove a
niceess Furtherpaniculurs will be given
ext week.
Colored Revival.
The colored church
has been holding a protracted meeting
under 'he auspices of Rev. B. M. Carson,
if Hillsboro, for the past three or fiur
weeks, ::t the school house near the Quaker
Meeting House. L'p to last Sunday there
had been three conversions, and a number
were at the altar, seeking conversion,
the subscription for their new church is
progressing favorably.
Murphin Starts for the Penitentiary.
To morrow morning, (Wednesday),
imon Murphin will start for the Peniten"
tiary, the record which respited his sen
tence until the second of February, having
been changed by agreement of counsel.
If the Supreme Court decides against him
he wili have served that much of his time,
tie wil ..probably get CO days off for good
behavi ir, and be released in 10 months.
Fair and Festival.
The Lad es of the Wtsleyan Methodist
S inday School wili holi a Fair and Festl
vdat he City II 11, on Christmas Eve.
for the purpose of raising funds to pur
chase books for their Library. B aoks art
much needed, and we hope all who art
culled upon for Contributions will assist.
Admission 10 cts., for which tickets will
lie issued at the door, entitling the holder
to one cup coffee, light rolls, &c. Children
under K) years, 5 cents. All friends of
the scl otd are invited.
The Festival will be continued on Sat
urday . vening, Dec. 27th, for the benefit
f the Church.
Bound Over to Court.
y a boy years
lives about 5 miles cast of town, on Fall
creek, md a son of Henry Simpson, was
up in Police Court last Monday, on
charge of stealing eggs, preferred by James
Shook who liyes about three miles north
of towi, on the Samantha pike. Shook
claims that Simpson stole seven dtizen
eggs fnm his barn w hile working for him
on or ibout the 17th day of last April
valued at 1,75. The preliminary exami
nation resulted in Simpson being bound
over to Court in the sum of $ 50.
Temperance Anniversary Day.
The "Jod of December having been set
apart as an "Anniversary Day" by the
'Woman's National C. T. U." to be observ
ed throughout the L'uited States, the
"IlilUhoro Union," with thanksgiving for
what God hath already performed, and
c:.mi;s prayer for still greater manifesta
lions of Ilis power, propose holding after
noon and evening services in "Temperance
Hall," on Tuesday next, Dec. 23d, begin
ning a: 2 o'clock in the afternoon, and
7 in the evening.
The-e meetings will be led by some
the old Crusaders and veteran Murphies,
All ar; most cordially invited.
By -rder of the W. C. T. U.
MRS. L12ZIJJ BKtVYNi eec'y,
The Temperance meeting at City Hall
last Sunday afternoon was quite large, in
spite of the inclemency of the weather.
It wai led by Rev. J. W. Shade, who, in
his opening remarks, paid a compliment
to the Hillsboro papers, for their firm and
outsp iken stand in favor of Temperance.
He bilieved the cause owed much of its
succefS in our town and county to their in
fluence. He was glad to see so large a
turn-out on such a disagreeable day,
showing the continued interest in the good
cause. He then introduced Col. Bowen, of
Columbus, editor of the "New Era," the
Temperance paper recently started in that
city, and which was noticed in our columns
a week or two ago. Col. Bowen is a fine
lookii g man, apparently about 40 years of
age, and he soon proved himself a pleas
ing, eloquent and forcible speaker, capa
ble of holding the close attention of his
audience, and frequently eliciting earnest
applause. He commenced by saying he
esteemed it a great honor and privilege to
be permitted to raise his voice in behalf of
Temperance in the town of Hillsboro,
which he regarded as almost consecrated
ground in the Temperance work. He
spoke of the Crusade as a wonderful and
noble effort of the Christian women of our
town, inspired by divine power, and de
signed, he had no doubt, t arouse the
men to a sense of duty, and make them
ashamed of their indifference to the great
evils of intemperance. He declared him
self in favor of Moral Suasion, Legal
Suasion, and every form of attack upon
the power of king Alcohol. He believed
it to be the duty of all friends of Temper
ance, of w halever name or shade of opinion,
to unite at this time in one grand effort to
push on the cause. "In union there is
strength," and Temperance men and
women must cease to differ and divide
in regard to the best mode of promoting
the success of the cause, aud all work
heartily together if they would achieve
He gave a brief sketch of his personal his
tory, suiting that he was the sou of a Baptist
minister, who had reared him carefully in
religous principles, but unfortunately, ac
cording to the custom of the times, kept
intoxicating liquors in his house, and
uffereu them to nis friends when visiting
niin. The speaker learned to driuk occa
sionally w hen a boy, and by the time he
ii ad grown to manhood was in the habit of
drinking whenever he felt like it, believ
ing he could stop at any time he chose,
and mver dreaming that he would become
a slave to the habit. He earnestly warned
ihe young men before him, not to fall into
tne same fatal error, which well nigb proved
his ruin. He couunued to driuk until at
Zb he was wuat is called "a moderate
uriuker," aud so kept on, autil at 35 he had
oeoome. a confirmed drunkard, without
iiiouey or friends, and almost hopelessly
sunk in shame aud degradation. Provi
aeiuiaiiy be was saved, and he attributed his
.alvatiou almost directly to the influence
of the women's crusade. For the last 3
years lie thanked God he had been a sober
man, and earnestly laboring to reciaim
ai feliow-meo, who, like himself, had fall
en victim to the curse ot intemperance.
,Ie made an eloquent appeal to all pres
ent who had not signed ttie pledge, to delay
ioiug so no longer, and if there were any
ho bad signed aud fallen, he entreated
,'iiem Lot to give up, but to make another
effort to stand up in the dignity of mau
nood, aud shake off the chains which bound
.ue in.
At the close of the meetla; it was an"
louuced that Col. Boweu would speak
again on Monday evening at tne Hall.
On Monday night the Hall was filled,
md the meeting was organized by appoinl
ng Judge V. M. Meek Cuairman, and
J. L. Boardman and J. W. Bridwell Secre
aries. Col. Bowen then addressed the audience
ior about half an hour, making an earnest
and eloquent appeal for signers to the
lurphy Pledge, and several came forward
md signed. He then stated that he would
low explain his special mission to Hills-
ooro. i'or some lime pasi tne xemper-
mce workers of Columbus and the adjoin-
ng counties had been considering the ex
pediency of calling a Mass State Conven
tion of the friends of Temperance, of all
he various organizations, to unite in a peti
tion to the Legislature for a Local Option
Liouor Law. When the letter ot our
ownsman, Judge Thompson, appeared in
the Cincinnati Gazette of Dec. 4th, they at
once endorsed his arguments and his sug
gestion for a State Convention on the basis
mid down in his letter, and Col. Bowen
letermined to come to Hillsboro, and
tart the movement here, as being the most
ippropriate place, on account ot tne
widely known reputation of our town for
its advanced Temperance sentiment. Col.
Bowen here paid a high compliment to
Judge Thompson, for his letter on Local
Option, published in our last issue, and
said that he believed the Judge must have
been divinely inspired to write such a
letter and assume the novel, yet Bound
legal doctrines laid down in it in regard to
the right of woman to a voice in the
enforcement of a Local Option Liquor
law. He then read the following resolu
tions, and moved their adoption :
Resolved. Bv the citizens of Hillsboro,
representing the Christian aud Temper
ance sentiment of all shades, that we
heartily indorse the sentiments expressed
oy Hon. Judge Thompson in his proposi
tion for a Local Option Liquor Law,
published in the Cincinnati Gazette ot
Dec. 4, 1879, giving woman an equal right
with man, either by petition or ballot, for
ihe enlorcement ol said law; and
Resi lved, I hat we will sign petitions to
the General Assembly, asking for such a
law; will urge our neighbors to do like
wise; will give all possible aid in our
power to such a movement, and will sustain
tnese principles by voice and vole;
Resolved, That we call on the people of
Ohio, regardless of sect, persuasion, or
party, to aid us in securing relief from the
encroachments ol tne uquor power upon
the moral, educational, political and re
ligious institutions of the people.
Resolved, That we fully endorse the
Mass State Temperance Convention, and
pledge Highland County to send a full
ilelega ion of her citizens to attend the deliberations
of said Convention.
Rev.W. J. McSurely, of the Presbyte
rian church, seconded the resolutions in
few earnest and effective remarks, and was
followed by Rev. James Kend all, of the
M. E. church, who also heartily endorsed
the resolutions, and urged their adoption.
The resolutions were then unanimously
adopted by a rising vote of the entire au
Petitions for the Local Option Liquor
law were then circulated among the audi
ence, and signed by many, and many oth
ers came forward to the Secretaries' tables
and signed them. The following is the
form of the petition :
The undersigned, citizens of Town
hip, County, State of Ohio, over the
sge of eighteen vears, would respectfully
U....ut.!u Iwrlu ifr tttt
lllCIUOl laU&C IUU1 OVJHVl.lilc wtj iui
enactment of a Local Orara LicfcroB
Law, without a clause allowing the priv
ilege of the sale of intoxicating liquors as
a beverage on the payment of taxes there
for, but with a clause allowing the voice
or vote of woman to be equal to that of
man on the enforcement of such law, and
with such other provisions as may be rec
ommended by a Mass State Temperance
Convention, assembled at Columbus in the
month of January, A. D. 18S0.
Col Bowen called upon Judge Thomp
son to explain to the audience the precise
meaning of the petition, especially as to
his proposition to give woman a voice in
the enforcement of a Local Option law.
Judge Thompson responded, and in a few
words very clearly explained, to the satis
faction of ail present, that his proposition
did not contemplate any movement for
"woman suffrage," as commonly under
stood, that is, to make woman a voter on
all questions, but only to give her a right,
either by ballot or petition, as the Legisla
ture may direct, to express her wishes, for
or against a law to aboli.di the traffic in
intoxicating liquors as a beverage the
same right as she now has and freely ex
ercises, to express her wishes by petition
for or against the construction of a turn
pike. The Chair announced that 13G names
had been signed to the petition.
The Murphy Executive Committee were
appointed a special committee, to attend to
the circulation of the Local Option peti
tions in all parts of the county.
On motion of Col. Bowen, a vote of
thanks was tendered to the press of Hills
boro, for its firm stand in favor of Tem
perance. Adopted unanimously, by a
rising vote. (The .News acknowledges the
compliment, and makes its best bow.)
The meeting was a very interesting one,
and continued to quite a late hour, and
adjourned by singing the Doxology, and
receiving the benediction, pronounced by
Rev. J. W. Weatherby.'
Col. Bowen leaves for Columbus this af
ternoon, (Tuesday) and will immediately
complete the necessary arrangements for
holding a State Convention, according to
the resolutions adopted.
Misses Josie Moyers and Josie Ban-are
are visiting Mrs. T. L. Rogers, at New
Misses Minnie Cook and Ella Patterson
spent Saturday and Sunday at "Green
lawn," the guests of Miss Lizzie Nelson.
Miss Nannie Mooney, of the Institute,
spent Saturday and Sunday with relatives
at New Market.
The Young Ladies' Sewing Society
meets to-morrow (Wednesday) afternooni
at Mrs. Harry Spargur's, South High
Mr. James Reece Jr., the Messrs Ogle,
and Mr. Grubbs, of the Register office, at
Washington C. II., spent Sunday in this
Miss Nellie Collins, of Southern Avenue,
is visiting relatives at Dayton, O.
Mr. Ed. Hart, of East Main street, en
tertained a number of ladies and gentle
men last Thursday evening, with a quiet
social dance.
There is a great deal of talk about
amusements for the holidays, but as yet
nothing definite has been decided upon,
and unless something is done soon there
will be no amusements at all. We will be
glad to publish any announcement of so
cial events for the holidays, if furnished
Miss Annie Morrow, of Greenfield, is
the guest of her cousin, Miss Minnie
Morrow, on North High Street.
There will be only one more issue of the
NW3 this year, and for next week's paper
we would like to publish a complete list of
the 'adies or gentlemen who will receive
Jsew Year's Calls. There has been some
talk of the gentlemen keeping open house
and receiving their lady friends, and if
this plan is decided upon we will publish
a list of the gentlemen who will receive.
Announcements should be Bent in not la
ter than next Monday noon. We solicit
announcements from all the ladies and
gentlemen in the city, not wishing to con
fine them to any particular "set."
The fancy fair and festival of the Young
G'rls' Mission Band, held in the basement
of the Presbyterian church last Friday
evening, was well attended A fine assort
ment of fancy articles were on sale, and
with the refreshments the entertainment
netted 53G.3C, a very good evening's work.
Misses Alice Mayo aud Madge Fullerton,
who have been visiting Miss Cora Patter
son for a few weeks, have returned home.
Miss Minnie Cook entertained a number
of lady and gentlemen friends Monday
evening, with a quiet rticial dance.
The Institute closes for the holidays
next Friday, and a vacation of two weeks.
Most of the ladies will return to their
Mr. Saml. Mason, of St. Joseph, Mo., and
his brother, Mr.Wm. Mason, of Maysville,
Ky., and Mrs. Rebecca Tedrick, of Galla
tin, Mo., are visiting at the residence of
their relative, Mr. Jos. Shafer, in Hamer
tp. It is nearly fifty years since the
Messrs. Mason have seen their sister, who
is the mother of Mr. Shafer.
The Glee Club was entertained last
Thursday evening by Mrs. Yenie Dill. It
will meet on Thursday evening of this
week, at Mrs. Lon Iiulton's, West Walnut
Col. Bowen was entertained during his
stay here, by Mr. James W. Doggett. He
lined with Judge Thompson to-day (Tues
day), aud left on the 2 p. m. train for Co
Mrs. Buckner, of North High street, is
visiting her daughter, Mrs. Boyer, at Phila
delphia, Pa.
There will be a private dance in City
Hall to-morrow, (Wednesday) evening,
otten up by Mr. T. R. Callahan.
Mibs E uma D iggett, of EiSt Walnut
street, wdl give a party on Thursday even
ing, the invitations for wLi.-h are already
Grand and Petit Juries for the Next
The next term of Court convenes on the
6th of January, and Clerk Ilughey has
furnished us the names of the Grand and
Petit Jurors, which were drawn last
week :
Samuel T. Evans and Newton Holmes,
Liberty township ; W. S. Winegar, W. W.
Caldwell, Nelson Squire, Jas Gustin and
W.J. Coffee, Madison ; H. F. Tedrick and
P. M. Tedrick, Dodson ; James Hart and
Mark Dove, Union ; Wm. S. Vance, New
market ; Jordan Davis, Fairfield; David
Edgington, Concord; J. W. Spargur,
J. W. Talterson, A. Manning, John A.
Trimble and Jno. Arthur, Jr., Liberty;
11. F. Cox, Whiteoak ; John Armstrong,
Concord ; D. C. Johnson, Penn ; J. R.
Hughes, Marshall; Sampson Turley, Brush-
creek ; Evan Good, Penn; John Dairy tu
ple, Jackson ; Wm. W. Gall, Newmarket
Mr. Jno. W. llarwood has an advertise
ment in this week s JNews. ot his carriage
manufactory aud rep.ir shop, on Nmh
H gh strtel. Mr. Wm.Muiphv bus retired
' fiom tie arm.
OF $90
Mr. Thou. Wilson, who lives about a
mile and a half east of town, on the Chil
licotbe pike, was robbed of a pocket-book
containing about $90, last Thursday night,
in the Buckeye saloon, on North High
street. Wilson was intoxicated at the
time, and the officers think the money was
taken from his pocket by some of the loaf
ers who usually infest such places.
In order that no mistake might be made,
a News reporter called at the Buckeye Sat
urday morning and had a talk about the
matter with the proprietors, J. II. West
and Henry McIIugh. They stated that
Wilson came into the saloon very drunk,
about 6 o'clock in the evening, in company
with John McConnaughey, of Newmarket,
and exhibitod a purse, which seemed to
be filled with money. McConnaughey
made him put the purse in his pocket, and
he shortly sank down on the floor in a
stupor, when McConnaughey and West
took him into the back room and sat him
down on a chair by the stove. There
were seveial parties in the room at the
time, whose names we have in our posses
sion, and it is tolerably certain that some
of them got away with the money.
After sitting on the chair some time,
Wilson fell on the floor, where he remained
until almost 9 o'clock, when he started to
leave the place. The proprietors state
that tiiey stopped him onhis way out, and
asked him if he had his money, when he
discovered that the purse and all had been
stolen. The proprietors immediately went
to Policeman Stevenson and informed him
of the matter. He visited the saloon and
searched it, but the wallet was not found,
and has not turned up.
The proprietors of the saloon state posi
tively that Wilson did not take a drink
there, and blame themselves for allowing
him to come in there while intoxicated.
Further comment is unnecessary. Our
readers have the facts, and can draw their
own conclusions, as we have ours. One
thing is certain, and'that is, it will be a
wholesome lesson to Mr. Wilson, but it
has cost him a good round sum to learn
it. There are generally a pack of wolves
loafing about saloons and doggeries, who
are only waiting for an opportunity to'
fleece some one, and there are a great
many such cases tb at never come to light
at all.
We hope the officers will succeed in fer
reting out the perpetrators of the robbery,
and that they will be severely punished.
It is difficult, however, to get any reliable
evidence, in a case of this kind, as it is
hard to find any one who knows, or will
admit that he knowB, anything about such
matters. The officers say they are pretty
well satisfied who got the money, but have
not sufficient evidence to warrant their
making an arrest.
Mr. Editor : New Year's week the
ladies of the Presbyterian church will
have a "Loan Exhibition" at Music Hall,
which promises to be the event of the sea
son. Many rare articles f interest will be
on exhibition, and the admission will be
so reasonable, that everybody will go. We
hope our friends from the country will
come in, as they can spend an hour or two
verv profitably and be interested and in
structed. There will be refreshments to
suit the paiate of all, and during the even
ings different entertainments given. It is
expected that arrangements will be mde
with our railroads so that half-fare trains
will be run. As these "Loan Exhibitions"
are becoming so popular everywhere, it is
hoped that this will be well patronized
during the four days and nights that it
will be held, for it will be second only to the
Grant "boom." S.
A meeting to make arrangements was
held at the Presbyterian church Monday
afternoon, and Miss Mame Buck, the Sec
retary, has furnished us the following pro
gramme :
A "Loan Exhibition" will be held by
the ladies of the Presbyterian church at
Music Hail, beginning Tuesday, Dec. 30th,
and continuing for four days and nights
An entertainment will be given each even
ing. Music will be furnished bv the Glee
Club, under the direction of Dr. J. It. Cal
luhan. Refreshments of all kinds will be
provided. The following Executive Com
mittees were appointed :
Loan Mr3. Hixson, Mrs. Steel, Mrs,
Refreshments Mrs. Hart, Mrs. Cook,
Mrs. Carson.
On receiving and labeling articles Mrs.
Stockton, Miss Kirby.
Admission 25 cunts. Children 10 cents
The proceeds of the entertainment will
go towards purchasing a new organ for
the church, and it is indeed a very laud
able enterprise. The ladies of the church
are doing everything in their power to
raise money for that purpose, and we
heartily wish them success. The entertain
ment will be a novel one for Hillsboro, and
under the direction of suck ladies as com
pose the above Committees, we can assure
the public it will be both interesting and
The Grant Reception
U Cincinnati last week was attended by
S2 of our citizens, most of whom were dis
appointed, and ashamed of the Queen
City for not getting up a bigger ''boom
The "triumphal arch" must have cost at
least sixtv-five ceuts ! Tue M. C. Rail
road sold 53 tickets and the Narrow-Gauge
Below we give the grades of the scholars
of the Highland Institute for the Fall term
who received 90 and upwards, 100 beinj
Seniors Misses A. Ramsay, 100; A
Ewing, 100 ;C. Spring, Hi) 3-7 ; M. John
son, 99 ; A. Murray, 96 2-7 ; E. Wolff,
V. CoviiiL'ton. 95.
Juniors Misses N. Mooney, 90 5-7 ; F
Johnson, 99$; A. Pugsley, 99$; J. Creightou
99 3-10: E. G. GrandGirard, 97$; M. John
son. 9t 1-7:-L. Murray. 94 3-7; M. Brid-
well, 94; S. McCrea, 93; M. Janvier,
G-ll: E. Goshorn. 901.
Sophomores Mis es L. Semple, 97J; L,
Nelson. 97: E. Brown. 904.
Freshmen Misses N. Weimer, 99J; E
Dovle. 9"1: E. Black. 94 2-5; L. Johnson.
93 b-7: J. Zane, 93: N. Collins, 90 5-7.
Preparatory Misses L. B. Smith
100; J. Kirkpartrick, 95 5-9; E. McSurely,
94J; M. Roekhold, 93$.
Primary Misses N. Spargur, 100; M.
Ferris, 100; N. Pugslev, 100; N Trimble,
100; T. Trimble, 100; M. Armstrong, 100;
B. Bridwell, 98; F. Mackev, 97; M. Brown,
94$; B. Patterson. 93; G Ken tier, 92 4-5.
How can the world know a man has a good thing
ii.tlrss he advertises poiwession ot it J CBi J
Home Correspondence.
Fat hogs are all sold out in our town
ship. Mrs. Arnett has been very sick, but is
Rev. I). Trichler and wife. Rev. J. C.
Galbreath and wife, were the quests of
Mrs. 1. L. Lemon Friday last.
S. A. McConnaughey is one of th) hap
piest of men. It is a girl weighing 11
Mr. Lindsey is adding beauty and com
fort to his place by attaching a fine veran
da. The teachers' meeting is held at Rev. J.
G. Galbreath's residence, on Friday nights.
D. Carson was ab.-ent last Thursday at
Cincinnati, consequently there was no
prayer-meeting that nighk.
We atten.led the lecture given by Mr.
Lewis Gihler last Sahbath night. A large
audience was present, and deep interest
was manifested.
Mr. John Mahanes has been turning up
the sod rapidly the past week.
Our school is in a flourishing condition,
under the instruction of 14. C. Vance.
Miss Oilie Gihler has returned home
from the West.
There was a social at James Van Win
kle's on Saturday night last and a jolly
time was had.
Dr. H. Whisler is having a green-house
constructed, which when completed, will
he quite stylish.
The boys of our town, and some of the
country boys, had an interesting game of
ball Saturday. The result was both par
ties beat.
Mr. John Boroman and sister, of Ham
ilton, Butler county, are vUiting friends
and relatives in this vicinity.
Mr. Horace Kirkpatrick, who has been
a regular border at the liarrere Hotel the
past monih, left for North Liberty Satur
day. The Baptists will give a grand concert
at their church on Christmas night.
A. C.
At the election held on the Cth inst.
the Republicans were ahead of the Demo
crats more than 4 to 1 in this township.
No other township in the county can say
as much.
Some one says "the Devil owes Leesburg
a grudge and is paying it off in thieves."
A Vigilance Committee might be of some
service at this time.
We feel hopeful that the Local Option
Law will soon come to our rescue.
Mrs. John Starn died on last Thursday
night very suddenly and unexpectedly, ol
heart disease. She had been as well as
usual, we learn, and it was not known that
there was any trouble with her until she
had fallen prostrate and lifeless.
Francis Whitten died recently, and was
buried in our cemetery. He was from the
Soldier's Home at Dayton, and aged 70
P. N. Wickerham is absent at the Queen
city for winter supplies of merchandise.
Hogs (fat and stock) are about all sold
at prices ranging from $3 to $4, gross.
Elijah Lrum and family have removed
to paidingCo. O.
Thomas Davis, who moved to Mo.,
several years since, has returned and lo
cated near Galena, O.
The latest S. S. sensation, was on the
night of the sixth, at the residence of VV.
O. Byrd. Nothing of the kind ever consum
mated or perpetrated in this staid strong
hold of Methodism. A masquerade and
grand supper to the gents, who were taken
by surprise, bv the enterprise aud gener
osity ot our ladies. JUSEPUAW.
The election passed off quietlv, in fact
we thought it would go by default unli
about 11 o'clock, when ihe dry bones ot
the Democracy began to shake, aud the
way they hustled us was a stn. We
thought Ihey were all dead, but 'tis a
livelv corpse vet, as the vole shows. Ihe
fact is, some of our Republicans never
vote unless they are pretty sure lightning
is going to strike in tkeir vicinity. I In
vote was 9(5 Democratic majority, whicl
we charge to Abe Mowrv, as he waked the
corpse. Hurrah or our side, anv how.
We were pleased to see regiilur trains
running on the o: M. Ky. the past week.
but fear thev will not Continue unless there
i- considerable work done by way of ballast
ing and cleaning out ditches. Friend Coyne
can come as near running a train on twi
streaks of iron rust as anv man I ever saw
and we have large faith in hisahility. bi:
Ion t like to keep said Iaith on a strain all
the time. We in these parts think, if the
present management can't put the thin;
qnare.v on Us legs, they had better lei
somebody have it that can. 'Tis consider
able of an elephant, and we seem to be oui
of nv. It strikes us if the managers ol
the Hillsboro end of the road had been
building the Cincinnati Southern, it would
have taken them vv'J vears f
Farmers busy huking corn, which
light. Wheat looking better. Potatoe.-
were badly frozen.
Hogs about all Sold at from .$3 to $4.50
gross, dumber short.
tobacco a good crop, and but little
damaged by houseburn or frost. Some
body ought to buv tobacco at Mowrytown
lhereis money in it. A large crop will
go out next spring.
1 lie wrong end ot the nig boom hit our
old friend, Lewis McQunty, a short time
ago; result, on assignment, m. Kuhl
assignee. Mc. has alwavs been a bard
working, reliable man, and if his credi
tors show him a little mercy, he will come
out even. L. i . Ii.
Hurrah for old Clay, the banner town
hip! She still "holds the fort!" 42 ma
jority for Foster in October, and 64 majori
tv lor bntrekin in December. Ihe good
looking Chairman of the Dem. Cen. Com
mittee doubtless thought he was playing
nice utile game with his mnubac; campaign
But those 13i silent little messages, sen
to the 137 Clav Township Democrats
didn't result in anything to brag of.
was expected that every recipient of one
of those little documents would leel
highly honored upon receiving a personal
appeal from the Central Committee, thai
thev would stick their ticket in their vest
pockets, and silently slip into Buford and
slvly slip their ballots into the ballot-box
and quietly return to tneir nomes, am
thus steal a march upon the unsuspecting
Reoubiicans. who. seeing no slir in the
Democraticcamp, would concludethat they
were supinely Ivmg upon their oars,
careless and unconcerned as if they in
tended to let the election goby default, and
thus the Republicans would think it nil
necefsarv to make anv extra exertion -i
e t out their voters. But "the best-lai.
nians" of Democratic Commit ees gang
.ft agb e," for unfortunately some of these
little documents were sent to men who d
not always vote the Democratic ticket. an
thus the cat was let out of the wallet
I hereby creatine a commotion in the Re
..nl.Hi.oi cinin nnd in the language
that old wheel-horse of Clay Townshi;
Democracy, the patriarch Isaac, "de Col
lins gdloped over de township like
.rrevhonnd. nostin de 'publicans. Ht
better stav at home and tend to his bis
Oh ves, friend Ike, that would have been
prv nice arrangement for the Democra
if 'the " tniblicans" had let them had
ull their own wav. but whenever the
Democrats have an election Clay Town
ship Republicans turn out and help them
a little, for thev like to oe neignuoriy
Next fall we will help them ein.
Hog- in this neighborhood are about all
sold, at prices ranging from $3.25 to $4.50
("oal still scarce, but only worth 13 cents.
Mr. Thus. Craven has been quite sick
for more than a week.
M iss Amanda E. Tliornburg, of New
Petersburg, returned home last Friday.
after a two weeks visit among relatives
ibis nlace.
Miss Emeline McPhers'on was the gues
of Miss Etta Smithson last week.
Mr. John Woodmansee was made one
the happiest men last Sunday morning
week that ever trod the suu. it is
bov !
The New Lexington Union School
gliding along as smoothly as it always does,
under the management of Prof. D. S. Fer
guson nnd his assistants.
Preparations arc being made to have
entertainment at the school-house
Christmas eve, by the scholars.
Owing to a misunderstanding the Odd
Fellows' social wns put off until Saturday
evening, Dec. 2ih.
Mr. Jos ph Colin paul our town a flying
visit l-st week.
A stock company has been raised and
IsWijht cm of flalcW. put?at Itle. hocest,
and have run it from town to the E. R.
depot, which is a half mile distant. It
works well. We also have one from S. E.
Ilixson's harness shop to the livery stable,
a distance of about 50 yards.
As winter approaches, chickens are dis
appearing rapidly from their roosts. Sev
eral citizens lost nearly all their chickens.
Farmers are busy cribbing corn.
Mr. Jas. Bennett has removed bis shoe
shop to New Vienna.
J. Bryant and J. R. Tate, who were ar
rested for stealing hogs, had their trial
last Thursday, before Eq. Kelly, and
were found not guilty. R. E. PUBLIC.
Davis Lodge, A. O. L W. No. 65, will
elect officers next Friday evening, at their
hall, corner of -Main and 5ih streets.
Dr. L. B Tyson, of Kenton, O., spen
last Saturday and Suuday with friends and
relatives at this place.
Mr. Sam Caldwell has sufficiently re
covered to be able to spend part of his
lime in town.
The noted singer, Philip Phillips, will
give an "Evening of Song" at this place,
n the evening of January oth. His repu
tation is sufficient to draw a large house.
That young gentleman who made off
with a pair of boxing gloves, belonging to
the Gymnasium, will save trouble and ex
posure by returning them.
Mr. Robert Lavery, an esteemed resident
farmer of Ross county, died at his home
last Inursday night, of heart-disease. lie
was buried Saturday in the Washington
street cemetery.
Mr. Slater is now the night-lightning-
jerker in the M. & C. office. The former
operator, Martin McDermott, is doing day
Is Wm. Keys, of Bethesda, Ross county,
the correspondent for the Chief from that
thriving place? stond tip dliam I
There is no serious harm being done.
About 35 persons from this place attend
ed the Grant Reception at Cincinnati last
Ihursday. Alter some of them had been
in thecity a few hours, they felt like big
ger men than drant ever was.
Wm. Holmes, a workman emploved a
Rucker'8 lime-kiln, was severely burned
last Saturday, by a lot of hot coals fallingi
n him. He suffered most of his injuries
bout the face, shoulder and arms. His
shirt was burned from his back.
The citizens of Main street are now be
ginning to clamor for street lamps. It
does seem a little singular that a street
which is traveled thrice over what vv ash-
ngton street is, does not have this im
The remains of Mrs. John Starn, who
lied suddenly from heart-disease at her
home in Leesburg, last Thursday night,
were brought to this place Saturday for
interment. She was buried in the Wash
ington street cemetery, by the side of her
The work of altering the Springfield
Southern from a narrow to a standard
gauue, was completed to this place last
Wednesday night, ihe workmen were
allowed a rest until Monday morning,
when the work was resumed on the South-
ern end, towards Jackson.
Mr Charles R. Gerken has superceded
Mr. Geo. W. Thurston, as superintendent
f the Greenfield coal yard at tne M. S C.
depot. Charley says he will make things
uiim.andwe rather think he wul. His
well-known business qualifications are a
-ufficient gaurantee that the coal business
will not lag in his hands.
The editor of the Chief has positively
gotten off a "funny piece." It is so good
hat we give it to the world through the
News. Here it is:
Wonder how many of the V. A. Grant's
that were in Cincinnati on the 1 1 th instant.
lo see the General, claimed relationship
with him." Correct answers to this puzzle
are wanted. Prize, a chromo.
Mr. Geo. W. Sellers, one of the oldest
ind best-known citizens of this place, died
at hi- residence on ti ist Main street, on
fond.iy eveuing of last week, at 10 o'clock.
His remains were buried in the Washing-
on street cemetery, Wednesday afternoon,
at 2 o'clock. He was a man among men,
ind as an upright, honest-dealing citizen,
as respected by all who knew him.
The past two weeks have been noticeable
for the way the death list has grown.
l'here had been verv few during the sum
mer and fall, bnt about the first of this
month, the grim m inster commenced his
harvest. A singular fact, and one that has
been much commented upon is, that the
majority of deaths have been caused by
heart-disease, there has also Deen con
siderable fever, mostly of the malarial
It is a singular fact, that when the S. J.
&. P. narrow-gauge was built, its advo
cates were loud in their praises ot the
vard-wide gausre, and louder in their con
demnation of the compromise gauge, which
they characterized as a lraud and a de
lusion. Nothing but a narrow-gauge
would do. and thev wouldn't have any
other, no, not if it was handed them on a
silver spoon. All this has changed, lwo
years was enough to convince them that
ihey were wrong.
The following have been elected officers
of the Springfield Southern Railroad
William X. Whileley, Jerome Fassler,
Oliver S. Kelley, H. L. Chapman, Ceorge
il. Frev. Amos Whiceley, A. S. Bnshnell,
B. II. Warder. The Board organized by
electing W. N. Whiteley, President; H. L.
Chapman, Vice President ; G. A. Barnes,
Secretary; Amos Whitelv, Treasurer.
With the exception of Mr. W. W. Bell and
Jas. Purcell, it's the same old gang. It's
nice hand to draw to if you want to lose.
Last Snnday was an excellent day to de
termine how many Christian, church-going
people there are in this plice and vicinity,
and if the turnout at all the church-s can
ha taken as a criterion, there are just
about enough to save the town, if it wa
put to the same test as ancient Sodom
During S dnrday night a perfect glaze ot
-leet covered the ground, and what made
it worse it froze with the slick side np,
bich rendered pedestrianism a difficult
j .b. Sunday morning a warm rain set in,
this, together with the slmdi, made the
day jnst about the mot di-agre-able we
d ive had for some time. This, therefore,
hemanded a considerable amount of faith
iu those who atteuded divine services.
On Monday morning of l ist week, the
-ection men on the Springfield Souiberu
roud started out for work, riding on
hand-cur. They were also pushing a truck,
n which was a carpenter l y the name of
Geo Bevington. A few miles out, the
uuek escaped from the ctr, aud rau down
gmde, stopping at the level. The band--ar
came against it with more violence
ihan was p:.-ibly necessary, giving '
ternfij buaip. Bevingtou was kuocked
backward, falling with his head in the
jearmg of the cur. It was badly cut a d
nangl (I, (his head, not the gearing), an
us noe was also m stled. At last sec Ulits
,e was better, and will be out iu the
..ourse of a week.
The only evil we can see resulting from
the advent of good times, is the opportu
ni.y il oilerH ior those fearful domestic
terrors nirprie parties. They are now
raging throughout the surrounding coun
try, with a violence that is positively
alarming. The disease seems to be as con
tagious as the mumps or chicken-pox. Pa
raded in the columns of the local paper,
they appear nice and pleasant enough, but
little does the general reader know of the
terror and di-may left in the household of
it family, who have been the victims oi
one these marauding, carpet-destroying,
chair-breaking hands of voracious friends;?)
It there is any man that can go through
a surprise party without saying "cuss
words," we want to see him. He is
phenomenon. And now, dear reader,
never have a surprise party. If you get
the least inkling of the fact that you are
to be a victim, light out, "vamoose the
ranche," and take your family along.
Bill Lucas met us on the street Wednes
day morning smiling, and when near
enough he whispered in our ear, "Il'9
James Nolder, our medicine man, has
moved bis family to Westboro.
Father Pulse has been confined to his
room for several days past with Erysipelas,
lie is reported improving, however.
About 1U0 of the friends of Geo.El!is
gave himasurpri.se last Saturday, it be
ing Iiis birthday.
Ross Wise, met with a serious aeeideirt
last Friday, by being fcic!ed by a horse
bursting his knee-cap.
On Monday night Samuel William-",
living "n Thomas Spilker's farm, awi
and discovered his house on firt. lie sue-
reeded in getting his family and most
Ja huiist-old otj- out, but. tins Lnidi-g
was an entire loss. No insurance.
We are again compelled to chronicle
another disgusting drunken row at vieg
ner's den. Last Friday evening, a dozen
or more met there, and after imbibing
freely of the vilest of corn juice, Thomas
Stroup and Alex. Starr got into a quarrel
in the house, and beer mujja were passed
lively, smashing a window and frighten
ing the women and children who ran into
the street, screaming. We are informed
that the nextGrand Jury will be furnished
a fine list of names, and will have achange
of base from Brushcreek to Dodson town
ship. WHITTLE R."
for the month ending Dec
12, in District No. 2, Dodson tp. :
Cl. A- Gusiavus Shafer 79, Walter
Barber 73, Stanley .Marsh 78. Hurrv Con
rard 70, Charlie C'onrard o.J, Johnson
Sirnnp 75, Charlie Lit'le 82, Henry Stroup
81, Ed ward Wnlker Marv Of giu r To,
Kmma' Pulse 1.9, Eva Pulse 74", Lulu Marsh
74, George Williams 79, Manasseh Stroup
69. F
Class B Gustavns Buller 74, Daniel
Shafer 77, George Barber 77, Roller!
Fonch 74. Frankie C onrard 80, alter
Pulne 81, Turner Strou p 09, Jesse Str-oip
bli, Anna Stroup 74. Emma Gegner 68.
Electa Pulse 76, Emma Miller 63, Lewis
Egelhoff 69.
Class C Frankie Barber 82, Charlie
Barber 80. Emma Little 80, George Ore
baugh 7S, John Heinzelman 03.
A. J. OREBAUGH, Teacher.
Ad am Payne is the happy father of
another girl.
A few more street lamps and our streets
will be well lighted.
Bennett, the shoemaker, now holds forth
in Murphy's harnessshop.
A number of our citizens took in the
Grant "show" at Cincinnati last week.
Mrs. Mttie Skii.nings is reported sick,
at her father's. Isdih Hddebraut.
The "boom" in the hog trade is not
quite as bi as it has been. Very near all
tue hogs have been shipped.
Mr. Pulse, of Lynchburg, was the guest
of C. F Irons on Monday.
Mrs. Dr. Wire, of Wilmington, spent
part of last week with her sister, Mrs. Dr.
The Xews of last week was somewhat
soiled, from being thrown from the mail
car into the mud and water.
lir.oev .ngie starts ior the u est in a
few days, where he expects to spend
some time with friends and relatives.
Samuel DeLa, formerly connected with
the Register, is now on the editorial staff
of the Blanchester Press.
School will be suspended from Friday
next to Jauuary 5th, a vacation of two
On Friday night some thief entered
John Hines' stable, and took h:s horse,
saddle, bridle and part of his harness.
Miss Frankie Smith has been reemployed
as teacher in the Highland Female In
stitute at Hillsboro.
E. R. Scoville, our night R. R. agent,
went to Bellefontaine last Suuday, to
attend court.
''Cuig. Nordyke and bis wife will soon
go to housekeeping in Mrs. Miller's house,
on West strtet.
Mr. and Mrs. Maddox, of Eaton, Ohio,
have been visiting W. B. Livezey aud
lady for ti e past week.
Mrs Am a F Brown, teacher in the first
intermediate department of our public
schools, has .leen quuesick. Mi.-s Bertha
Lewis tilleu the vacancy.
(.'has. Cox, aa eiuployr e of the M AC.
It. K., and formcrh of t nis pi icj, had a
nud bdly mashed while coupling cars al
Bl I'lcieser l ist week.
Weekly changes are in order at the de
pot. Win. Townsend has been installed as
assistant, Frank Greathouse re:irin to
active life on the farm.
The latest report from surprise parties
by "telegraph" is that there w:;s one given
at II. Hiidehrant's on last Thursday, it
being his 5olh birthday.
The select hop last week was a success.
A grand time was had, a good number
were in attendance and tripped "the light
fantastic" till a bite hour.
It is the general opinion that the Regis
ter is a thing of the past. No press lias
put in an appearance yet and in all proba
bility never will. Another paper is rumor
ed if the Register does not start.
Frank Gordon, one of our town boys,
who has been an employee of the M. & C.
R. R. for some rime, has accepted a posi
lion aa express messenger on the O. i M.
A new telegraph line will soon be one of
the many improvements ol our city. Lie
poles were placed along the proposed line
last Friday, ready for setting in position
to receive the wire.
It is known now that if yourg lad go
to church, they will have to keep order.
One of theui was shown to the door a few
nights ago al the M. E. church by the
sexton, during praver.
The second chapter of the famous horse
trial was brought to a close last week,)
Lewis gainingthe suit for the second time,
but Hilderhrant intends keeping the ball
rolling. He will soon open the third
chapter in the Supreme Court.
Mr. Young, living near Farmer's Station,
died on last Frid.n, from the effects ot
wound received from a "didn't-know-it
was-loaded" pistol, in the hands of
thirteen year-old son of Silas Garner.
The accident occurred about a year ago.
Wonder if tin se preachers w ho proclaim
with righteous gusto against sociai dance,
ever play croquet, or tell a jovial sto.-y
Now it's time iorsomehody to wonder whai
church member has been dancing, and
what minister of the Gospel has been play
ing croquet or telling funny stories.
A warrant was sworn out on last Friday,
by one Rose Ann Chance, for the arrest ot
John Patterson, charging him with intent
to commit rape. The warrant was placed
in Constable W :ght's hands, who proceed
ed to arrest Pat.?rson. The trial will take
place some time this week, it the case
not compromised.
Brok-n glass! Cartwright thrown out,
and beer kee thrown i ! On last Thurs
day, Marshall Cartwright cante to town,
and proceeded to get i n a "high" by tak
ing on a lot of "bug juice," and in a little
while he wanted everybody to know he
could whip anv man of his size. G dug
into Rice's saloon, he proceeded to rttie
row. Becoming a litl le too noisy, he w
put out. Thinking he was handled rather
rough ly, he picked up a beer keg which
happened to be near, and gave it a gen'
t' Ss through one of the windows, lie
was arrestetl, but released for want
prosecution. TiilX.
A two weeks meetir.g closed at Dunn's
Chape! the 2sth of November. A quiet
and interesting meeting, but no additions
to the church.
Quite a lively meeting of the Fmtest
ant Methodists at Sharpsville, closed
about ihe same time, with some seventeen
additions to ihe chureh.
Married, on the 3d tilt., by Rev. John
Dvis, Mr James F. Brown to Mis- L zz
Keilkey. James, in his boyhood days.
st"od .he iron hail of Chiekaniauga's
hloody field, only to faii in his riper yeai
before Cupid's sh ifts.
Another Republican triumph!
Your correspondent received an invita
tion to attend a Grange Supper on the
evening of the 6th, given bvihe Sharps-
vilie Grange. Wending our wav thither.
we found tlieliouse well filled with a pleas
ant and sociable audience, and boxes and
baskets heaped up wi h the good things
the land.' In due time two long tables
were arranged, covered with snowy linen,
and such a provision of nature', bounties
as those tables had to support is not often
equaled. Presided over by handsome and
smiling ladies, no A't ori ruan couid have
helped feeling that it was "good to bt
there.' After supper Mr. C. C. Moon,
Clinton county, delivered an address, re
viewing (he course of ihe Patrons of If us
ba' dry, their object and their aims. Alto
gether it was a pleasant evening, and those
who fancy that Grantierism is dead, could
they have witnessed the demolition of the
multitude of fowls, the uiatit cakes, the
delicious jellies, the tempting pics, and
hoHts of ott er things that loaded those ta
hies, would have Iven undeceived, for
dead men ever eat that way !
It will he remembered that on the Dem
ocratic banner last fail, was inscribed.
"100 Democratic majority in Union Tp."
At our regular election in October, thev
concluded to take 4" ff the thinnest end
of that, and on Saturday, the 6th, thev
concluded to take off 57 more, anil give
Col. Kntrekin 2 majority. Now we have
a- me first-rate, good, honet Democrats
here, and Bro. Henry Kibler proposes
them, as soon as we get time, to hold a
meeting', and take them into ,f,iil fellow
ship in our Republican church.
The .Jo
ws is On'y
I j y " 4 W O
A Card from Hon. John L. Hughes.
MARSHALL, Ohio. Dec. 8. 1879.
Editor Highland Nkws : We tsk to
be heard through yonr valuable paper,
that tie public may know the true condi
tion of our mail and other facilities in this
Mar-hall is some 8 miles southeast of
Hillsboro, and nome 9 miles northwest of
Sinking Springs, and no post office be.
tWeen Marshall atid Hid.-iboro, or between
SiLkiLg Springs and M.rshall. Th-j Coun
try fro. ii Hillsboro, by way of Marshall, to
Sibkinx Springs, in thickly populated, wi.'a
a ferti e soil, and from one-haif to two
thirds f the mail matter in ail 'his region
of coir ir,- has to be taken from four to
eight t.-les, by every person who wasts ti
he accommodated by mail ard pot,t oCa
f.iciliti -s.
We nave a post office at Marshall, on the
mail route running from Locust Grove, ia
Adams county, by Lcvetts, Elmviiie,
North Uaiontown. Mar-hail and Carmel,
to Rai'isboro, The mail jg carried on
horseb,u-k, Fridays and Saturdays, anujrba
way th:.s route runs, it misses, and is of
very In He yalne to, that thickly settled
region 1 ing between Hillsboro and Sink
ing Spriugs, by way of Marshall, which
latter is on a direct line between the two
first-named points, the distance butweea
the ssme being some 17 miles.
Under the present mail arrangements,
from one-half to two-thirds of our mail
matter has to be taken or nceived at eith
er Hdlsboro or S.nking Spriuga. We can
not now mail a letter in Marshall on Mjo
day morning for Hillsboro, a distance of
8 miles Wtst, or for Sinking Springs, a
distance of 9 miles east, and receive aa
answer before two veeki after the mailiv j f
We cau get an answer sooner from New
York, bo having our maiiiLg done at Hiils
boro or Sinking Springs.
The route, as now run and carried from
Locnst Grove, might be so changed as to
stop at Marshall, and let the mad, as ear
ned on the route from Locust Gnne to
Bdnbridge, via Sinking Springs and C'yn
thuina. be so chsnged that it will pas
thront;h Carmel, which will only increase
the d. stance on said ronte from one to one
and a half mihs. and take off some 11
m les of the route, as now csrried from
Locust Grove by Marshall, and this changa
would g ve Carmel better mail accommo
dations tliau are now aff .rded
T.j ri-rtiy Ce ii. convenience this sec
tion of couu try has b en aud is laboring
under, we asked t'o' gress to h-ve a mad
ronte established, between II lishoro ai d
Sinking .-priu go, by wsy tf Marshall,
this n quest vva- gr.uted by the list. oa
gress. luj the route was No. it
was adw.tired to be iet. and li d- were
sent i r. I,, c.iriy the ma !, tint for S'.ma
cause? t!.e route Was not let, and we remain
in tee s-:i:e d.ieniii.s as he-etofore. '
V. fc s e that, ttie P. O. D-p.it tu.pnt h'ls
igun cd-.-tiiti.sed a ronte. No. 21, .".81. f. r
.tie ti. i to be enrritd from S i.ltirt
springs ly M-rshell to Hil.sboio. We
now fe -1 in t;reht hopes this r.uie v.ili be
let, a- i il.e in rl carried on this direct lit. a
rom F. i-t to '.Vest, as it wdl connect at
Hde.b- ro wiih the western mail lines f.oru
tiiicoo.a i, rut at Sinki Sprit gs wuh
the E si arn mail on ronte No. 21 .'"Jo. from
Wavei l . to si k ;ig -"springs. V u B tnis
is doi.e our ii. ait f -edme., will be good.
'lher"is T..w an eiT.rt. by petition t i
me c .n-i:j lommisA-onera, nnd r tne law
pas-ei by our iast Legislature, io have a
fr.-e T.onpike made from Ki'Isboro by
!art.ii ! to Sinking Sprn g, j;nd a branch
tii t'ir::'l. This law. ail-.w in z Turi pii.es
to be tn..de by tax on real md p.o'sonal
pn.pertj . is a step io the. r'.J.t dir- clion.
A' hat d l?cks. if aiiMbii e. cn be remedied
by our ie xt Legislature, whicn will con
vet e n i. few days, as they Cau anient", ;f
ihey fi-i ik proper, any evil tbn is iu the
preetit i .w. whiju we thick ortgi t to hi
do: e i. a supplementary act, to allow tn;
CoU-tv t onoui sioneis to adopt a part or
all of a i, su vey had been mude tor thtf
linprov -men of anv r..ad. and wheru the
petition Asking for sn'd roitd improvem nt
failed, if the survey bad been made, eith
er iu pc.it or hh whole, the Conno Com
missioi , should he authorized to canr-rl
any bin d given to them tJ indemnity me
coU'-ty f an the exp. nsp and e st of si id
survey. T ire s a supplementary act to
the ficid I-i.p ovemeiit 1 w, passed ia
l77. ( Kline 71, p.-ce 111) aiu.v.ii g this
to be d it e, but Said stipidemetita y act
only, in . nr opinion, can be arpiied to ti.e
law for te improvement of Male. County
and l'o'.wis' ip loads, which we term t ho
4 two-it i la v." That law was made to
tax only real estate. Lest winters law-
taxes both real and personal property, and
ah the lit rat dupiieete of the c -unty.
We Lave i lwai s been in favor t-.f im
provemi iiis. when prudence and just.ca
were the featU'es of the law, but nlways
have ot p.'Seil au 1 ever exoect to oppose,
injustice, in ewry aspect it may come or
present i:'e'f. Let our motto be, iittu.trj,
prudence, h-ntesiii, and proyrct, in CbUXvii
and State. Yours A-c.
O'tr seiiool, under the care of Mr. Eu!i;;r
.i'ti nv. :s orogre.-.-;:ng tine y.
E. ivi . ituin as i- Cincinnati last week,
and pu c.i.-rd a new phaiton.
Mr. S. iniie! Su issiie m has erected a
new hhiexsmi h -hop. ;ga the Red S ar.
V, Hie Overman has killed eight hawks
within il e last three wetks. Shew your
havtk.i iliis way. (J. C. V.
New Music.
Lrtr.y Levgy's It. st so: g a' d choras,
4I-n i fitioj u. to Sea," promises to Lave
a gr a: i .. ()f piano p'r-ct s the Celebrat
ed d ii ce c?mp ser, U Aixekt. Las a new
"I'ifii'c Sep Giii-p." vviucli is so pretty
that f- .: ci i, i'np plawj.; it wheu once
i Ui y have it.. Tne "Vaii-nt na Waltz" is
I'i'itj r tfT.-c Iva p'eca for the piano
sparkit.i-g M.i brig'it, yet oi ly of nied'Utn
ditS '. 1 . Tae price of each is onlv Zr
am a, sent to at:y address, post-paid, on
i'ec.'pr of marked pr ce. A idress t'9
publi-h- , J. -flu Church 4 Co., Cifcciu
nati. O
IIiK-kif-ii'i. triiicit ylrf.
Trie Hi-.sT Salve iu the world for Cns,
B-uise-. Sores, L i -rrs, Salt liheumi 1 1 ti r,
Chaj p. t Ha .d , Cia.b.aiLs, i 'orns. and ail
uinds i f Skin Lriiptiot s. This Sa:ve .s
;uar;int.a d to give perfect s.ti.sfaciion vi
-very cis", ,,r money refunded. Pi ice "J."
cents jur B.iX. For sa.c by S'Vbstt A.
-o. ociio L
81-uM!i 5I;il)iiiii,
It s.-i :is strine that lay one w.ll srff-r
Tom t 1" iii.inv c aastit ut i. n d ibl.u r .
in t: s l.i luiit oa by ao impute Suite of
tie. hi. od, w eti (ail) t fliiiv
li': :ill ar..i J) 1 1. I. H wid re
store ii - ect health and pays.ciu or,Ui.a
ion. I' i.as proveu itself to he thi besi bio. ,1
pnrilier ev-.r u:sc 'v.-:e I, iHWtUuilV cu.u
Scro'c! . S. jh. title disorders, Weast tss
of the Kt liievs, uli Nervous d sorucis aLd
Di-biht; , It corrects 1'id'LTestioii, etc ,
rejavera'es the old. exhiieratts the young,
md lnv.r ab.v d ives out of the system a 1
ti.e lils laac nuuiau tl-sh IS heir to. A
-treiigtii- !. ug c.ndii.i. pleasant to take.
Price o- targt quart hottbs 9 .)
Full d -ei tlol.s acen: pr-liv en. h I ot L'.e.
oclo'J l S SLY. EiYl & CO.
Whole-ait a.ei J,tla.i A-eUiS.
ro Tii 5 i tn,i sun nl7 rtrs
'iV.iiMi your Liver is Torpid,
A: i SiOiuaeu f.-els bil l,
Git- Vuur diucg st,
for Mauf .r.l's New Pad."
takk no ot.ie::. hf.s ii)vetisemt.J
T": llpi 'lifMpM.
Be it known to the good people of High
land Co, ! hai e, the un 'ers:giod, kei p
for sale . our drug store m Ii.i'sbo.o. O.
tli.it old f.-tnlih-hed and re!:id :o remedy
t ii.
I rj . and
is ti.c :
j a'oi.c, :.;
j advi rr.s
j ue.- ke
i Const:;:
,n I-.
1 "t
.iha.ill; iLnt ;t.s rvrtt ;ii -pii'iinty
.'..Til re.r.it of Loiif-a nit nt.
Put q ueeoir't ci v. ui--r'tj,
.evs e tt- Lin-t ctT'.iiilij. rro
t i.-ll- df the vrrv . t lertit--
. . ut A.niu;'., t';.'l uli Lur.: d..
.ii iu i-'- S5.&lasii is j,.;t -?
I T.r l-ili1!,-, l!i 1 t- C 1I :r
" V -: -i -iJ
Wry KeSOrctfioiv.
Si, ViJtitT C O.
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