HILLSBORO, OHIO, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3, 1912.
VOL. 76. NO. 27
S. S. CONVENTION
OHIO HAS STATE FLAG
INCREASE IS MADE
Different From Stars and Stripes
Which Was Officially
Adopted in 1902.
Of $32,434 in Valuation of Banks
and $130 of C. & C. Traction
f A M P TO C fKIP Four New Cases Filed n Common
WIUL 1 U VLU3L j Pleas Cmirt n..rin(r (ll
" Of Washington Township to Be
Held at Alt. Washington,
Sunday, Oct. 6.
The following line program has been
prepared for the Washington Town
ship Sunday School Convention, which
will be held at Mt. Washington Chris
tian church, Sunday, Oct. 0, beginning
at 0:30, standard time.
(Scripture Lesson Earl Griffith
Invocation E. O Hcthertngton
Address'. S Work In General"
E. O Iletherlngton
Talks, "S. S Organization" by E. A. Cor
netet, Dr. W. G Rhoten and 0. N. Winkle
Appointing of Nominating Committee
Song and Adjonrnment
Prayer T. M. Shelton
Iteport of Nominating Committee
Round Table Subject : "The Teacher"
Discussion Conducted bjr J. S. Paris
Song and Offering
Address "The Articulation of the Town
ship Convention with the Larger"
Work" 1...L L Paris
Sinking Spring M. E. Circuit.
The services for Sunday, Oct. 6, are
as follows :
Plsgah Preaching Service at 10:30.
Carmel Preaching Service at 2:30.
Sinking Spring Preaching and tes
timony service at 7:30. Epworth
League at 6:30. Prayer service every
Wednesday evening at 7:30, Mrs.
Owenna Keld, Leader.
There will be preaching services at
Sinking Spring every Sunday evening.
Rev. Clyde Howard, Pastor.
Did He Return The Hen ?
One of our automobile enthusiasts
is telling a story of an Interesting in
cident. He was coming along acountry
road several miles out of town one day
last week when a chicken flew under
the machine. He looked in vain for
signs of it after he passed ana it was
on his arrival at home and stopped
that the hen came out from under the
machine. It was notdamaged in the
least and had evidently been roosting
on the axle. Sablna Tribune.
State Militia Shoot.
The annual state shoot of the state
militia took place at Camp Perry last
week under the hardest conditions
experienced in years. There were eight
regiments and the ninth battalion
competing for prizes. The Fifth Inf.
won the first prize with score of 2251
out of a possible 3600. The Flrst-to
which the local boys belong came out
third, only 25 points behind the second
In the indlvldtia' scores the highest
was 251 points out of a possible -300.
Shannon Stock Company.
The Albion, Ind., Democrat of Mon
day, Sept. 16, says
"The ever popular Shannon Stock
Co. appeared here last week to S. R.
O. Houses. Every performance was a
feature. Harry Shannon jr., Mrs
Shannon, Miss Hazel Shannon as usual
were received with applause. Mr.
Jack Kohler, the leading man with
the Company, has many admirers.
Mr. Carl G. Runyan was good, also
Mr. Hall and Miss Lozay. The com
pany in general Is the best that has
ever played the Albion Opera House
and will receive a hearty welcome and
crowded house on their return."
This excellent Company will be the
attraction at Bell's Opera House for
week commencing Oct. 7. Popular
prices 10, 20 and 30 cents. adv
Boys' and Girls' Farm Congress.
The Boys' and Girls' farm congress,
which was to have been held here the
middle of this month, has been post
poned until Uio middle of November.
Tills action was ,taken because Hon.
A-P, Sandles, secretary of the Ohio
State Board of Agriculture can not
come until that time. Mr. Sandles
wrote Hon. C. C. Muhlbach, who has
- been very active In this matter, last
week stating that on account of press
of business he could notget away from
Columbus before that time. Mr. San
dles is one of the most enthusiastic
'and best workers for Improvement of
agricultural conditions in the state
and as his presence was almost lndls
pensible It was decided to postpone
the Congress. He gave the Congress
his full endorsement, saying, "I be
lieve this congress will have a far
reaching effect into every nook and
corner of your county."
Mr. and Mrs. George G. JMoneley, of
, Chtrry Fork, are visiting at the home
-of their son, D. M, Meneley.
Over Signs of Oil and As
phalt Found in Digging
Well on Haigh Farm
SPECIMENS ARE EXAMINED
By Col. Henry A. Pavey Who
States that Oil, Gas or As
phalt Will Not be Found
in Paying Quantities.
Consideral excitement was caused
last week among the citizens of Belfast
and vicinity when small deposits of
oil and asphalt were found In the rocks
that were taken out In digging a well
on the farm of William Haigh.
A piece of the rock, In the fissures
of which were deposits saturated with
oil and some of a very bhxk substance
which had the odor of tar, were
brought to this ollico Saturday by
.Frank Austin. Mr. Austin had been
at Belfast on Friday.
The .rock and the tarry substance
were taken to Col. Henry A. Pavey for
examination. Mr. Pavey has been a
student of geology for years and Is well
Informed on all matters pertaining to
He pronounced the black substance
asphalt and stated that the rock had
small deposits of oil. Col. Pavey does
not think there is a possibility of find
ing any quantity of oil or asphalt In
that strata of rock. He says that rock
of a simlllar character and asphalt In
small quantities Is frequently found
In this section ; that he has seen the
same thing in rocks taken from Beech
er's quarry here, the quarry on the
Danville pike and that quite a little
asphalt was found when the city cis
tern was dug near the city building.
Many millions of years ago when the
cauldrons of oil, gas and asphalt were
formed, he stated, that upheavals
occurred ; that these cauldrons of oil
and gas were covered by thick layer of
shale ; that during the years that have
followed this covering of shale in this
section has been carried away by floods
and rains and covering having been
removed the oil has evaporated. It is
only when you have passed through a
thick strata of shale that there is any
chance of oil or gas In paying quanti
ties, he says. '
Mr. Haigh was seen by a representa
tive of the News-Hbkald Saturday.
Mr. Haigh had not become in the least
excited over the small find on his place
and said that he did not consider It
probable that it would amount to
He gave the following account of
"I recently had a well dug on my
farm to secure water for the stock,
We had only dug down a few feet-when
we had to blast. The man who was
doing the work put In a heavy charge
ot dynamite and when it exploded
there was a great deal of smoke in the
hole. I went to the house and got a
rag and saturated it with gasoline,
lighted it and threw it in the hole. It
seemed to burn very brightly.
"When the smokq cleared away we
took.out some of the rocks and found
the oily deposits in them. The water
that came Into the well was covered
with an oily substance, about the same
as If you had poured a half pint of oil,
"The man, who was digging the well
said, that he had been in oil regions
and seen similar deposits in rocks tak
en from oil wells substance like the
black stuff that Mr. Austin showed
you. This black substance was
skimmed from the top of the water.
"The well was dug about 16 feet
deepand has been walled up. The
water Is still very oily and I am afraid
may Injure the water for the stock,
although I hope it will soon evaporate
and the water will be all right."
Mr, naigh talked to Col. Pavey
while In town and was fully convinced
that oil would not be found In any
great quantity on his farm.
Special at Tener's Saturday Oct. 5.
Three quart gray enameled pudding
pans, each 10c. Large enameled wash
basins each 10c. Two quart pudding
pans, triple coated and white lined
each 10c. Eight and one half Inch
salad dishes nicely decorated each 10c.
Eleven and one half Inch meat
plates good semi-porcelain ware, nicely
decorated, each 10c.
Remember the timo and the' place
Oct. 5th at Tener's, No. 110 North
High street. adv
Miss Madge Farls entertained about
a dozen of her girl friends with a
kensington Tuesday evening, Refresh"
ments were served.
How many people are aware that
Ohio has a flag? Hardly one in a
hundred. The flag of the Buckeye
state is displayed in the governor's of
fice and nearly every visitor who sees
it asks what kind of a flag it is. Com
ments on the emblem differ. Some
think that the stars and stripes are
the only flag which the state should
recognize. While others think that a
state has as good a right to a Mag of
its own as It has to a seal of its own.
But those who think that no state flag
is needed seem to exceed those who
Ohio has had a state flag for more
than ten years. It was olllclally
adopted by the legislature In 1902 It
was first displayed at the Ohio build
ing at the Buffalo exposition in the
summer of 1001, but It did not get its
olliclal status until the following April
when It was adopted by the legislative
The flag is pennant-shaped. It has
three red and two white horizontal
stripes extend from a blue triangular
field containing 17 live pointed white
stars. The stars are grouped around
a red disc surimposed upon a white
The symbolism of the flag is some
what fanciful. The triangles formed
by the main lines of the flag represent
the hills and valleys as typified by the
state seal, and the stripes the roads
and waterways. The 17 stars indicate
that Ohio was the 17th state. The
white circle with the red center, not
only represents the Initial letter of
"Ohio," but Is suggestive of It being
the Buckeye state.
Market For Hospital.
The ladies of the J. M. Barrere Wo
man's Relief Corps, No. 301, will give
a market Saturday, Oct. 5, for the
benefit of the Hospital fund. Mr.
Swlsshelm, of Main street, has kindly
given the use of his window for that
purpose. All contributions will be
highly appreciated by the Corps and
Flokenok Stabler, Acting Sec.
SUNDAY SCHOOL UNION
Will Be Held at the New Market
Presbyterian Church on
Sunday, Oct. 13.
The New Market township Sunday
School Union will be held at the New
Market Presbyterian church Sunday
afternoon, at 2:30, sun time.
The following excellent program has
been prepared r
Devotional J. D. Van Winkle
Heading of Minutes Secretary
Paper "How Can We Enrich Our Sab-
bath Schools ?' Charlie D. Harris
Paper "How to Teach a Mlschevious
Boy" Fred Dunnegan
Recitation..., Elizabeth Upp
.Address Rev. W.H. Shields
Closing Song Benediction
G. Q. O Pence, P -ee
Stella Custer, Sec'y.
Real Estate Transfers.
Forest R. Blnns to J. S. Riley, Green
field, lot, $1.
L. B. Banks to R. L. Vance, Hills-
boro, lot, 81.
Edgar Edmondson to Mary F. Ed
mondson, Greenfield, lot, 31.
Mary J. Dunlap to,EU M. Wei-
sheimer, Greenfield, lot, $1.
Charles Setty to Edgar F. Caldwell,
Greenfield, lot, 31.
Fannie Green to John Stultz, Madi
son tp, 6a, $1.
Daniel B. Allman to Florence Ben
nett, Mowrystown, lot, $1.
Rhoda Lafferty to George Clark,
Hlllsboro, lot, 31.
Lydla SOartwrlght to Lloyci Butler,
Brushcreek tp, lot, $1000.
B. W. Muntz to James Q. Setty,
Liberty tp, 17a, $1. '
Probate Court Proceedings,
Annie Ferneau, exrx of Austin Fer
neau, gdn of Mark F. W. Stridor, filed
F. B. McCann, exr of Nellie Bryant
McCann, filed statement in lieu of ac
count. O. F. Rosselot, admr of Luclnda
Crosier, filed first and final account.
Matilda Shawver appointed exrx of
Burch Fenner, exr of James Edward
Fenner, filed application for partner
ship Inventory and appraisement.
Mrs. Rives, Mrs. Tuttle and Henry
B. Thompson entertained a number of
their friends with a musicale Wednes
day evening. Elegant refreshments
The State Tax Commissioner has
placed the valuation of all the banks
of nighland county for taxation at
3437,570 This Is an increase of $32
434 over last year. The valuation of
the C. & C. Traction Co. has also been
fixed and is 3138,510 this Is an Increase
over last year of 8130. The C. & C.
has 14.0 miles of track in this county.
The valuation of each of the banks
with the increase or decrease over last
year follows : Farmers & Trade r s
National, $00,700; increase $1,453;
Merchants National, $154,600; increase
$2,642; Peoples National, Greenfield,
$50,700; Increase $20,288; Hlllsboro
Bank and Savings Co., $50,700; Increase
$3,208; Farmers Bank, Highland, $14,
010; increase $620; Highland County
Bank, Greenfield, $28,710; Increase, $1
728; Whlteoak Valley Bank, Mowrys
town, $5,080; decease $2,048; Farmers
& Merchants, Leesburg, $14,040; de
crease, 1 2,047; Farmers Exchange,
Lynchburg, $5,700, decrease $317; Lees
burg Bank, $34 890, Increase, $2,844.
Resolutions of Respect.
Whereas It has pleased an All Wise
Providence to remove from our midst
our Comrades, Samuel II. Hern and
Be It resolved by John M. Barrere
Post No. 205, Grand Army of the Re
public That In their death our Post
has lost two most worthy members,
they were held In high esteem and
regarded with the most sincere friend
ship by all with whom they were as
Resolved, that the condolence and
sympathy of our Post be extended to
the friends and relatives of our de
ceased Comrades, particularly would
we remember their wives and child
ren in this sad bereavement and com
mend them to our Heavenly Father
from whom all true consolation
Resolved, that these resolutions be
spread upon the records of our Post,
that a copy be sent to the families,
also a copy be given to the county
papers for publication.
Wm. C. Cowjian
W. J. Morgan
Powell Case Sustained.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday
handed down a decision in the case of
A. M. Powell, plaintiff In error, vs,
The State of Ohio, defendant in error,
The verdict ot the lower courts was
Powell was charged with assault
with Intent to kill on Marshall Wil
lis, of Greenfield. He was tried In
the Common Pleas Court here before
Judge Newby and a jury. He was
found guilty of assault and battery
and fined 8100 and the costs of prose
cution and sentenced to serve 50 days
in the Cincinnati Workhouse at hard
labor. The sentence was suspended
until the appeal was heard.
The syllablus of the decision of the
Supreme Court was as follows: "Af
firmed on the ground that, whether
the charge complained of is or is not
erroneous, which question Is not de
termined, such charge was not preja
dlclal to the defendant,"
Powell Is out on a bond of $300. The
Powells have given the officials of
Greenfield much trouble since the
town went dry, but have heretofore
The John Deere Plow Co., of Col
umbus, one of the largest plow man
ufacturing concerns In the country,
made a contribution of $100 to the
Hospital Campaign. This contribu
tion was made upon the solicitation
of N. E. Calvert and its liberality
shows the appreciation of this, com
pany for the patronage of Highland
County people. (
As the Merchants Pony contest is
drawing to a close, Roy Wood,.of Dan
ville, requests that all his friends who
have votes for him, will please send
them to him at once or leave them at
one of the voting places in nillsboro
If unable to do this if they will notify
him at his address on R. D. No. 5
nillsboro or telephone 10-W,2 Danville
exchange, he will make arrangements
The Woman's nome Missionary
Society of the Cincinnati Conference
of the M. E. church is holding Its an
nual meeting here. The convention
opened Wednesday and a large number
of prominent missionary, workers from
the different churches of the confer-1
ence we're present. The convention
will be in session all day today. At
the. time of going to press It was im
possible to secure any account of the
Wednesday Night and About
$18,000 Had Been Raised
For the Hospital
Have Been in Every Part of the
County and Have Tried to
See Everyone Women
Teams Beat Men.
The big six days campaign for the
purpose of raising $30,000 for a High
land County Hospital came to a close
We nesday night with a dinner at the
At the time of going to press it Is
not possible to give the exact amount
raised in the campaign, but it is con
servatively estimated at between $18,-
000 and $10,000
Although this is several thousand
short of the mark set, still It Is sulli
ctent to make certain a hopltal in
Highland county. It means enough
money to purchase a building' and
grounds, remodel and equip the build
ing and leave an endowment fund of
several thousand dollars.
Much enthusiasm has been shown
during the campaign and a spirit of
good will and cooperation never before
shown In Hlllsboro.
The members of thedlfferenbteams,
especially the women, have worked
unceasingly and with an energy most
commendable. If the men had given
their time as unsparingly and freely
the full amount would have been
Tuesday at noon the big thermome
ter in frontof the headquarters showed
that $15,132.05 had been raised at that
time. With the hope of raising the
total to at least 20,000, all of the
workers at once got busy. Automo
biles and buggies started from town in
every direction, workers were looking
for any one in town who had not con
tributed and nothing was left undone
to swell the the total as much as
possibly by the closing time Wednes
day evening at 8 o clock.
A debt of gratitude is due all the
workers and all the contributors In
this campaign by the people of High
land county. Unselfish service and
liberal giving have predominated
throughout. Of couse some have
given more than they could afford and
others have not given as much as they
should. But this Is the case in every
charity and uo one should condemn
The hospital 'will be In fact as well
as In name a Highland County Hospi
tal, as probably 2,000 people have made
contributions. It is truly a public
The manner in which the people in
the country have joined In this move
ment show how public spirited and
progressive they are.
Bert Wells, the promoter, who has
had charge of the entire campaign,
has left nothing undone to make it a
success and it was was only through
his experience in such work and his
ability as an organizer and builder of
sentiment and enthusiasm that so
much was accomplished in so short a
Want Better Service on N. & W.
An effort is being made to get an
evening passenger train Into Hlllsboro
from Sardinia over the N. & W. Peti
tions have been circulating among the
business men of Hlllsboro for several
days and were signed by every person
approached. The petitions will be
sent to the main officials of the com
pany. The passenger service over this road
Is very poor, only two trains coming
into nillsboro each day, one at about
7 and the other at 11:30 In the morn
."Incr. Both of these trains are mixed
passenger and freight trains and stop
at every station and siding to switch
freight and will sometimes stop to un
load gravel for the road bed along the
way. The schedule time for the 10
mile run on the noon run Is 1 hour and
It is hoped that the company will
furnish better passenger service. If
it does not not the matter will proba
bly be taken up with the State Rail
All persons, who received premiums
at the nillsboro Fair, will please call
at the Farmers & Traders National
Bank at once and get them from
Philip C. Berg, treasurer of the Asso
ciation. The Association is very anx
ions to get all of the premiums paid as
soon as possible.
Four new caes were filed In the
Common Pleas Court during the past
John A. Blnns asks for a Judgment
for $3000 damages against F. W. Coy
ner. Blnns sajs that he was employed
In the saw mill of Coyner on Oct. 19,
1911, In the capacity of a general
workman; tint while" about his work
his right hand was drawn into the
saw and the second and third fingers
of the hand were torn from it at the
second joint. He sajs that the ac
cident was due to the negligence of
the defendant In falllntr to provide a,
guard for the saw; that by reason of
tne accident he was unable to work
for 15 weeks and Is permanently In
jured, all to his damage in the sum of
The Exceptions to the third and
final account of Geo rtre Milner. admr.
of Delilah Milner, deceased, have been
appealed irom the decision of Pro-
Date Judge Watts to the Common
Pleas Court. Moses Milner filed the
exceptions and claimed that the ad
ministrator had paid out to Alice
Huff and others $600 wrongfully.
Judge Watts held in the hearing be-
iore mm tnat the exceptions were not
well taken and Mr. Milner then ap
pealed the case.
Cora Blakeley asks for a divorce
from Guy Blakeley on the ground of
winui absence lor more than three
years. The parties were married on
Sept. 10, 1009, at Miamisburgand have
no emmren. sue says that he aban
doned her on Sept 25, 1909 and has
been absent ever since. She also asks
for the vestoratlon of her maiden
name, of Coia Miller.
Clurles L. Massey asks for divorce
from Elsa Massey on the grounds of
gross neglect of duty. The parties
were married Auril 12. 1907. and have
one child, Margean, aged 3 years, He
says tnat the derendent has wilfully
neglected to perform her marital
duties for over three years and that
on Aug. 18, 1012, she deserted him and
went to Dayton He prays for divorce
and the custody of their minor child
Edwin R. Oldaker and Sylvia Belle
Ellis, both of Lynchburg.
Wilbur R Wilkin, Hillsboro R D.
No. 12 and Jeanetta Haller, Mowrys
John L. Hess, Hollowtown, and Bes
sie Vance, Taylorsvllle.
James Clemerson West, Lynden, and
Georgia Italy Williamson, Hlllsboro.
James Clemens, Plqua, and Artlme
ca Burns, Hlllsboro.
Chnrlps Tlrrnvnlnp. ITlcrliland. and
LFannle Burns, Leesburg.
Invitations for the wedding of Miss
Faye Daileyt of Bainbrldge, to Mr.
Charles Theodore Perin, of this place,
have been received by the friends of
these popular young people here :
Mrs. Edgar Clarence Dalley
requests the honor of your presence
at the marriage of her daughter
Mr Charles Theodore Perln
Weanesday evening, October the sixteenth
One thousand nine hundred and twelve
at six o'clock
after November the first
Fred Nace, Adolphus Asher and
Howard Stevens the three 12 year old
boys, who had been arrested, charged
with stealing from Hlllsboro Imp.
Co., Costellows Grocery, Frank Gam
ble and Perry Wool Co.. were brought-.
before Judge Watts last week.
The boys pleaded guilty. Judge
Watts gave them some excellent ad
vice, telling them what their course
11 roilowed would lead to. He let
them go on probation, placing them
in charge of their fathers, who are
responsible for their cood conduct.
Judge Watts told them If they got
into trouble again he would send them
to the ReformrSchool.
Marlon Atchison, a young colored
boy, a son of George Atchison, the
mail carrier, was before. Judge Watts
Monday. He was charged with steal
ing a pocket book from the buggy of
F. M. Thomas. He pleaded notfeullty.
After hearing the testimony Judge
Watts found him not irulltv and dls-
m m ,
Death of Mrs. Jacob Hiestand.
Mrs. Jacob niestand, aged 84 years,
died at her home near Broube's Chapel
Sunday. Funeral services were held
Tuesday morning, lnterment'in tlQ
Hillsboro cemetery. She Is survived
by three children, two sons, Perry and
Charles? and one daughter, Mrs.
Mahlon VanZant, all of Hillsboro.
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