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HILLSBORO, OHIO, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 1912.
VOL. 76. NO. 25
To Whom Paid and For Wiiat
Purpose the Money of the
County is Expended.
Hillsboro Ice Co., Ice, 80.15.
Remington Typewriter Co, supplies,
Cincinnati Work House, mainte
nance of prisoners, 8128.80.
Cen U Tel (.0, rentals & tolls, $8.85.
Hillsboro Tel Co, tolls, $1.75.
Chas D Johnson, exp acct, 82 30.
J. G. Bell, auto hire, sheriff, $0.
Dayton 131k Bk Co, sup treas, $9.75.
J. 0. Collins, hauling ashes, 50c.
E. H. Sell & Oo, sup sheriff, $2.
Peter Welshaupt, wk on bdg, 88.45.
Gallon Iron Works, cul plpe,327.00.
Hillsboro ndw Co, sup, 8101.78.
H, R Lindsay, hauling gravel, $9.75.
W. A. Wright, rep cul, ?4.
Cham Bdg Co, bdg, Fairfield tp, 8253.
Dick Col vln, concrete Liberty & New
Market tp, $107.35.
W. S. Turner, repairs, $8.75.
Wardlow & Dodson, 1st est bridge,
Fairfield tp, $150.
H. D. Temple, wk on bdg, 20.10.
T. E. Shaw, repairs, $3.
O. E. Dumenll, repairs, 89.25.
Samuel Wilkin, repairs, $1.50.
John M. Hammond, repairs, $0.
Frank Sharp, rep Hamer tp, 872.02.
Sam Walker & Harry Beatty, mason
ry Concord tp, $147.60
Peter Welshaupt, repairs, 75c.
Van Meter & Welshaupt, rep, $30 50.
E. J. Fenwick, repairs, $3.75.
Ova Klncald, mas, Concord, $131.25.
L. L. Young, mas, Concord, 8200.
A. D. Vaughn, mas'ry.Penn, 8251.20.
A. R. Williams, work on bridge, $3
Theo nawthorn, work on pike, $9.
Beam & Terrell, wk on pike, $557.67.
H. D. Temple, wk on pike, $158.05.
Lacy King, work on pike, $20.25.
C. E. Dumenll, work on pike, $100.20,
N. O. Bales, work on pike, 86.
Thos. Runk, work on pike, 840.15.
Edw. McKeever, material, $4.
J. N. Gall, supplies, $0.85.
Simpson West, material, $12.70.
O, a Eyler, repairs, $180.50.
Given Kesler, repairs, $62.05.
Chas. Spence, repairs, $4 50.
B. K. Wilkin, repairs, 852.79.
E. J. Fenwick, repairs, 883.45.
A. R. Williams, repairs, $87.88.
Thos. Hopkins, repairs, $90.75.
John F. Smith, repairs, $97. 05.
W. O. Daggy, repairs, $164.78.
Floyd E. Ferneau, repairs, $108.36.
Felbel Bros, sup, sheriff, $7 93.
Bowles & Co, supplies, $04.23.
Eli Roiish, refunder per tax, Lynch
John Beam, 3rd est on road, $1500,
Lyle Printing Co, bonds, $16.
Lyle Printing Co, bonds, $16.
Lyle Printing Co, bonds, $20.
Lyle Printing Co, bonds, $16.
The H. Cole Co, supplies, $2.24.
The officers for the Hillsbrro Chau
tauqua for 1913 are : President, H. P.
Morrow ; Vice President, O. F. Whis
ler ; Secretary, J. W. Watts ; Treasur
erf J. W. Evans ; Manager. W. E. Ar
ter. These officers were selected at a
meeting of the committee, composed
of O. NSams, Dr. H. M. Brown, Judge
Wilson, John M. McMullen and H. P.
Morrow, rwhlch was held Saturday
night. The officers are the same as
this year with the exception of the
president, Dr. Thompson not being
willing to assume the responsibility
another year. Mr. Morrow Is a public
spirited citizen and will undoubtedly
make an efficient and capable presi
dent. Oratorical Contest.
An Oratorical and Musical Contest
will be held at Highland Opera House
Saturday, Sept. 21, at 8 p. m. A good
program is arranged and tight race
The engagement of Miss George
Anna Ballentlne, of this place, and
Roy A. Gustln, of Columbus, has been
announced. The weeding will occur
at the home of the bride's parents,
Mr. and Mrs. George Ballentlne, some
time during November.
The announcement was made Satur
day afternoon at a meeting of the
Ingelsido Sewing Club, which was
held with Misses Leila and Isabel
When refreshments were served the
young ladles on unfolding their nap
kins found beautiful sewing bags. A
hand painted card was found when
each bag was opened on which was
Inscribed the names of Miss Eallan
fine and Mr. Gustin.
Miss Ballentlne is an accomplished
and popular young lady. Mr. Gustln
Is a successful young business man of
Mr. and Mrs. O. W. Falrley were, the
guests of friends at Columbus, Sablna
and Wilmington from Saturday until
TO RAISE $30,000
Is Proposed by New Plan
Which is Claimed to be
Satisfactory to All
WANT EVERYONE TO WORK
Strain Room Has Been Secured
and Organization Will be
Made at Supper There
A plan to raise $30,000 for the pur
pose of building additions to the
Hospital building, repairing, remodel
ing, furnishing and equipping it and
and securing a permanent endowment
for the hospital is under way.
Bert Wells, of Dayton, and Grant
S. Whitslar, two professional promo
ters are here and will give their time
and energy to pushing the plan. Both
Mr. Wells and Mr. Whitslar have suc
cessful used the plan that will be
tried here In many other places for
the promotion of hospitals and Y. M.
C. A. buildings.
Mr. Wells was seen at Dr. Beam's
office Tuesday evening by a represen
tative of the News-Herald. Mr.
Wells Is a very pleasant entertaining
talker and seems to have complete
faith that they will do able to raise
The plan as" outlined by Mr. Wells
was as follows;
A supper will be given next Wed
nesday evening, when over 200 of the
prominent men and women of Hills
boro and Highland county will be
, At that time 20 teams of 10 people
each will be organized. Ten of the
teams will be composed of men and
ten of women. Each team will have
A list containing the names of be
tween five and six thousand of the
best people of the county has been
prepared. The Strain room on East
Main Street which will accomodate
the 200 members of the teams has
been secured and this room will -be
the headquarters for the work.
Following the organization of the
teams on Wednesday evening the
teams will meet at the headquarters
at noon Thursday. At that time a
luncheon will be served and the mem
bers of the teams will begin the work
of soliciting the 830,00. Each team
selecting from the list the people to
be seen by its members.
At noon of each day up to and in
cluding Wednesday of the following
week, the members of the teams will
meet at headquarters for luncheon,
report the result of the previous day's
work and arrange for the work of the
Mr. Wells says that In this manner
they expect to solicit practically
everyone in the county and raise by
this campaign in six days by system
atic, concerted endeavor what would
take years to do in an ordinary way.
Every person who agrees to con
tribute money toward the hospital,
will be required to sign a pledge to
pay the amount. The money will be
payable In 8 equal installments, one
due every three months. For Oils
money the Hospital Company will
agree to and must issue stock. Every
contributor will be a share holder In
the company and have a voice, pro
portionate to the amount of his hold
ing, in the conduct of the company.
Mr. Wells says that when the cam
paign concludes he expects to have at
least 2000 members of the company
and everybody co-operating and work
ing in harmony for the success of the
He claims that under this plan it
will be impossible for any one man or
set of men to control the company,
that It will be a thoroughly public In
stitution for the benefit of all the
During the coming week Mr. Wells
and Mr. Whitslar will perfect ar
rangements for the pushing of the
plan. They will call upon the mem
bers of charitable and fraternal or
ganizations, societies, clubs and
churches and outline their plan.
The Highland County nospltal Co.
was organized last winter and the
people are familiar with the history
of the movement from the beginning.
A list of those who are stockholders
or have made gifts of money towards
the hospital, with the exception of
about 15 small contributions, whose
names could not be secured follows:
Garrett & Ayres, Turner & Klncald,
J, A. Head, J. W. Evans, Daniel Mor
gan, Frank J, Kelly, Noah Roads,
Clark Wi8ecup, A. D. Moorhead,
Pearl Miller, Clarence Nlckerson, The
Asked by W. Al. Osborn From
Hillsboro Light & Fuel Co.
Want Deed Set Aside.
Two new cases were filed In the
Common Pleas Court during the past
The Van Camp Hardware and Iron
Co. and The Miami Grain Co vs. Ella
Jackson, J. A. Jackson and Robert
Parrett Is a suit to set aside a deed.
The Van Camp Hardware and Iron
Co. claims to hold a judgment against
the defendant, J. A. Jackson, for
8140.03. The plaintiff, The Miami
Grain Co. claims to hold a judgment
for $914.62 against the defendant, J. A.
Jackson. They claim that both of
these judgments were obtained in
The plaintiffs further say that on
Jan. 29, 1912 J. A. Jackson purchased
of E. M. Lines 147 acres of land In
Madison township ; that said J. A.
Jackson furnished the consideration
for the purchase of the property, but
had the deed for It made to his wife,
Ella Jackson, for the purpose of de
frauding his creditors ; that at the
time the deed was made said J. A.
Jackson was Insolvent.
The plaintiffs therefore ask that the
deed be set aside and that the proper
ty be held to belong to J. A. Jackson
and that it be sold to pay the judg
ments of the plaintiffs
William Osborn asks for a judgment
of $15,000 against the Hillsboro Light
and Fuel Co.
The plaintiff was Injured In an ex
plosion at the gas house of the Light
Co. on Sept. 16, 1911. He was badly
burned and unable to do any work for
Osborn says that the accident was
due to the carelessness and negligence
of the defendant ; that he was exer
cising ordinary care at the time.
It will be remembered that Osborn
was working at the gas plant last
September. He noticed that some gas
was escaping and In searching with a
lantern for the place where it was
escaping, an explosion followed.
Bridge Contracts Let.
At a meeting of the County Com
missioners Monday the contracts for
the building of seven bridges were let.
The Oregonla Bridge Co. secured
three of these contracts : a steel bridge
near the residence of George Culhan
In Union township, 43 feet long for
$633 ; steel bridge 32 feet long near the
residence of John Swift In Fairfield
township, price $373 ; steel bridge, 26
feet long near Leesburg, price 8268.
The Champion Bridge Co. was
awarded four contracts as follows:
steel bridge, 43 feet long, near resi
dence of Squire Vance in Hamer town
ship, price $750 ; steel bridge, 53 feet
long, near Ft. Hill, price $845 ; steel
bridge, 29 feet long, near Prlcetown,
price $350; repairing bridge near resi
dence of P. A. Hopkins, Washington
township, price $245.
U. B. Church.
Sunday School at 9:00.
Rev. E. R. Cochran, of Columbus,
representative of the Anti-Saloon
League, will preach at 10:30.
Regular preaching service in the
evening at 7:30.
M. F. Carroll Co., Frank Emmerllng,
H. A. Kent, E. H. McClure, E. O.
Hetherlngton, Henry Swlsshelm, D.
M. Meneley, Geo. E. Vancev G. A.
Henderson, N. R. Barrett, Arthur
Underwood, D. M. Evans, J. B. Spen
cer, C. Caltabalotta, G. L. Garrett, O.
M. Lacy, John Hiestand, E. W.
Muntz, Pete Lewis, Byron Rogers,
Burch Rlber, Wm. Hill, Fred Gabriel,
W. E. Arter, Lincoln Keever, C. M.
Kerns, W. N. Bean, C. F. Roberts, A,
E. Miller, Jos. E. Stabler, S. U. Gay-
mon, Arch Landess, Chas. McCon-
naughey, A. H. Reams, C. F. Hug
gins, C. W. Fairley, John S. Faris,
Chas. D. Johnson, John L. Penn,
Phillip Weyrlch, Simon Hlder, L. B.
Banks, Samuel Evans, Henry R.
Ervln, David HIndman, James Rams
den, Geo. O. Ma unto 11, Wm.
Aitkin, J. E. Roads, John Hern,
Henry Naylor, A. H. Beam, Wm.
Hoyt, O. O. Cropper, S. M. Warron,
W. B. Roads, K. R. Toachnor, J. N.
Ellison, R. W. Pratt, George E. Ore
baugh, F. A. Johnson, Wm. H. Am
brose, T. W. Roberds, J. R. McCleary,
W. R. Grelss, LoyFJ. Hoyt, J. D. Mc
Bride, N. B. Lafferty, Maurice -Hoyt,
O. O. Muhlbach, O. A. Thompson,
John Q. Roads, A. W. Robinson, W.
A Roads, Jennie Scott, J. B. Roraker,
Donations in small amounts 150,
W. A. Teter, John McMullen, Olive
Berryman, C.rO. Walker, Ernest Wal
ker, W. G. Smith, N. E. Calvert, John
Hulltt, D. S. Hays, George Fox, C.
A. Pence, Frank Ambrose, B. W.
Dishes all kinds and prices atTener's,
Monday Under Favorable Con
ditions Enrollment at Noon
The Hillsboro Public Shools opened
Monday under favorable circum
stances. Wednesday at noon the total
enrollment was 809, an Increase over
last year of 23. There are 080 white
pupils and 119 colored pupils In the
schools. In the high school there are
101 girls and 94 boys. Of the entire
enrollment 431 are boys and 378 girls.
The Manual Training Work has been
resumed and will be under the direct
ion of Prof. Lowery. The room in the
City Building opposite the library has
been secured and this work will be
An unusually large number of pupils
are in the 8th Grade, the enrollment
For the first time in the Hillsboro
Schools departmental work has been
taken up. This method will be used
in the 5th, 0th and 7th grades. Prof.
Vance and Misses Shepheid, Larkln
and McCoppln have charge of this
work. These teachers will each teach
certain branches in all of these grades.
The departmental plan is used in
many of the best schools of the state
and is putting into effect the same
plan In the grades as has been used in
high schools and colleges for years.
It will mean that a pupil who falls In
one study will only be kept back In
that one branch. The plan also saves
81050 In the cost of conducting the
Hillsboro schools as fewer teachers
handle more pupils.
The Supreme court In the state of
Pennsylvania decided not long ago
that townships are responsible for
damages sustained by wagons, auto
mobiles or persons who are Injured In
crossing water breaks in public roads.
A township was sued because of In
juries sustained by a road user. The
defense was the water breaks had been
in the road at the same point for sev
eral years and that they were necessary
to carry off surface water. The court
held that neither of these defenses
was good, as time did not sanction un
lawful obstruction of highways and
water-breaks were not considered
necessary by modern road builders.
This decision will be of interest to
motorists, as water-breaks have been
a source of Inconvenience in the past.
If road supervisors give this matter
their attention and avoid clams for
damages by eliminating such obstruc
tions on roads and highways the joys
of motoring will be enhanced consld'
Black Hand Plot.
Washington C. H. was excited last
week over the receiving of a black
hand letter by William Craig, a promi
nent citizen of that place. The letter
received by Mr. Craig follows :
"Your soul will be in h 11 by Sun
day noon unless you place $200 in gold
in a tobacco sack and leave it in one
of the flush basin in the public toilet
room of the court house by 12 o'clock
Mr. Craig turned the letter over to
the police officials of Washington and
William Abling, a laborer, was ar
rested Saturday morning when he was
seen replacing the lid on one of the
flush basins. He is held on suspicion
of being the author of the letter.
The matter has been turned over to
the postal authorities. An investiga
tion of Abling's record shows it to be
anything but good.
"Lish" Thomas, colored, received a
serious wound across the stomach
Saturday night. The cut was about 9
inches loner and was inflicted by his
sister-in-law, Mrs. Bertha Moulton,
who used a razor.
Thomas went to his home In the
East End Saturday night. When he
entered the house he fell over a chair.
This made him mad and he picked it
up and threw it out of the house. Mrs.
Moulton, who Is a cripple and almost
blind was In bed in the room. When
Thomas threw the chair out of the
house she said, "Lish don't break up
my furniture." nesald, "I will throw
you out with the chair," and went
over to the bed and grabbed her
around the neck. She had a razor
concealed somewhere about the bed
and when Thomas grabbed her she
slashed him across the stomach with
. The patrol was calred and Thomas
taken to a physician who sewed up
the gash, ne is getting along as well
could be expected.
On account of the condition of Mrs
Moulton and the facts leading up to
th6 cutting no arrests have been made.
Mrs. Ralph Mitchell and children, of
Cleveland, are the guests of the form
er's parents, Col. and Mrs. L. B. Boyd.
Nature Smiled and Large
Crowds Enjoyed Enter
RACES WERE EXCITING
Horses Being Well Matched and
Every Driver Out For Aoney
-Over 7000 People on
The Hillsboro Fair came to a sue
cessful close Friday evening. This
was the third fair given under the
present management and the old say
ing about the third time being the
charm proved true. For the first time
In the three years, the weather was
good. Lastyear It will be remembered
that It commenced raining Thursday
at noon and there was nothing doing
for the fair after that. Also thai the
fair was ruined the first year by rain.
This year the weather was Ideal and
and the people were given as had been
promised, a county fair that will not
be surpassed in Ohio this year.
Thursday over 7000 people paid ad
mission to the grounds. This Is proba
bly the largest crowd that ever attend
ed a Hillsboro Fair. Friday about
2000 people paid to attend.
The races on all three days were
well filled and every driver was out
for the money. The horses were well
matched and several of the races went
five heats before tne winner was de
termined. The racing was better than
any one expected.
It is impossible to give any real
description of the displays. On fall
sides were heard compliments on the
exhibits in the different departments.
Many people claimed that the display
of fancy work was the most varied and
best they had ever seen.
Anyone who enjoys good things to
eat, must have looked with longing
eyes at the cakes, jellies, canned fruits,
pies, bread, etc.
The flowers were displayed in the
center of the Floral Hall and were
To describe the vegetables, pump
kins, squashes, fruit, corn, seeds and
small grains, one would continually
be compelled to resort to biggest, best,
finest in speaking of each variety. C.
C. Muhlbach and James Ward, two of
Highland county's progressive gard-
ners, showed by their displays that
they know their business and the
variety and extent of the' exhibits in
the vegetable department is largely
due to Mr. Muhlbach's energy and his
and Mr. Ward's exhibits.
The live stock departments con
tained the finest pure blooded animals
of the different breeds to be found In
Highland county and that means they
were well worth seeing.
Any poultry raiser, and there are
hundreds of them in Highland county,
could have spent hours in the poultry
department with pleasure and enjoy
ment, prize winning birds of all breeds
being exhibited. The writer does not
pretend to be an expert on poultry,
but he Is willing to stake his reputa
tion that properly prepared any fowl
there would have been good eating.
In describing any or all of the de
partments the continued use of super
latives would be justifiable.
The weather was good, the attend
ance was good and the entertainment
furnished good. A combination hard
Will Return to Hillsboro.
The report sent out from Crookvllle,
O., early last week to the effect that
Geo Gbiger was sent to the Junction
City charge, had no foundation in fact
whatever. It was the mistake of a
single reporter, all other reports were
My relations with the local church
have been most cordial, my report all
the conference desired.
We take up our work for another
year asking the same sympathy and
co-operation of the church and other
friends, praying for an enlarged circle
of friendship and winning grace.
Probate Court Proceedings.
Will of Tacy R. Lyle filed.
Ollle Bragg, admrx of Geo. G. Bragg,
filed first and final account.
Will of Wm. Shawver probated.
Will of Tacy R. Lyle probated.
Frank A. Collins, exr of Mary A.
Toohey, filed Inventory and appraise
ment and application to sell personal
property at private sale.
Sarah Frances Irons committed to
Of W. C. T. U. Will Be Held Here
Has Been Prepared.
The Annual Woman's Christian
Temperance Union Convention of
Highland Co will be held In Hillsboro
Thursday, September 19. The Mother
Thompson Union will welcome all
and hope that every member of each
union In the county wilP be present.
Come, hear a great speech by Mrs.
Gebhart and good music. Bring your
lunch for tables and hot coffee will be
9 30 a m.
Convention called to order by County
President Mrs E.J. Patterson
Reading of Crusade Psalm, led by
Prayer by .Mrs Greene, Pres. of High
land W C. T U.
Singing Crusade Hymn
"Give to the Winds thy Fears,'
Roll Call by Rec. Sec Miss Maggie Huff
Report of Executive Meeting
Appointment of Committees
Report of County Treasurer
Mrs. L S. Montgomery
Report of Work Done by Local Unions a
Gathered by the Secretaries
Election of Officers and Superintendents
Evangelistic Service by County Supt
Mrs. R. A. Arthur
The article in last weeks News
Herald about the trouble in the Penn
township board of education, we are
informed, gave wrong impressions as
to what really happened.
A representative of this paper inter
viewed a member of the board Satur
day, who gave the following report of
At a meeting of the board last spring
a resolution was passed requiring all
the teachers to take a six weeks course
at a normal school during the summer.
When the teachers were employed
10 a month was added to the salary
of the teachers, who had attended
normal school. This was objected to
by J. F. R. Holmes and Thomas John
son. In the discussion over the matter
Mr. Holmes asked where the board got
the law to use the public money to
pay the way of teachers at normal
school and said that he had heard
from one end of Penn township to the
other that there was graft In the
John Rklgeway then said that any
claim of graft in this arrangement was
a lie and that any one who said thera
was graft connected with it was a,
The member of the board stated
that Mr. Johnson did not resign from
the board on account of the occurences
at the September meeting ; that Mr.
Johnson had stated after the resolu
tion was passed to employ only teach
ers who attended normal school that
he would not meet with the board
any more and had only attended the
September meeting to tender his
Day of Atonement. -
noliest day In the Jewish calendar,
Yom Klppur, the Day of Atonement,
will begin at sunset Friday and end at
The Day of Atonement is set apart
for vows concerning the Individual
and his conscience. It is observed by
Jews wherever they may be. In the
synagogues there Is a continuous ser
vices of songs and prayers. Those who
observe all the old rites of the Jewish
religion do not sit down from sunup
until sundown of the holy day.
Reunion 8th 0. V. I
The annual reunion of the 43th Rgt.
Ohio Vet. Vol. Assn. will be held at
10 a. m. Thursday, Sept. 20, In the M.
E. Church at Blanchester, Ohio.
Comrade Crawford's Drum Corps
has been engaged for the occasion.
Dinner will be served by the Ladles'
A Id Society. Camp Fire at night.
Let us have a full turn out; bring
j'our families and invite your friends.
Maj. Zed South, Pres.
J. A. Bering, Sec.
D. A. R. Picnic.
The annual picnic of Wah-Wll-a-Way
Chapter of the Daughters of the
American Revolution was held at the
home of Mrs. J. II. Richards Saturday
afternoon. Twenty three memberB
of the chapter were present and spent
a most enjoyable afternoon, Mrs. E.
L. McClaln, Mrs. Arnott, Mrs. Dewey
and Miss Crawford, of Greenfield,
were the out of town members of the
chapter, who attended. Mrs. G. B.
Beecher and Mrs. R. S. Evans were
elected delegates to the State Confer
ence to be held at Lima, Oct. 23 and
24. The next meeting of the local
chapter will be held with Mrs. Cyrus
Newby Oct. 2