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The News-Herald. (Hillsboro, Highland Co., Ohio) 1886-1973, January 23, 1913, Image 2

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One Year (III Advance) 81-00
Six Months 60
Three Months 25
Entered at Post Ofllce, Hillsboro,
Unpleasant Facts.
Statistics show that the number of crimes committed and the
number of divorces granted is greater in proportion to population
in the United States than in any other civilized country.
This certainly does not tend to prove our oft repeated boast that
the United States is the most highly civilized nation in the world,
but rather tends to show that we bring up the rear.
It would seem that our wonderful growth and advancement in
many lines has caused us to blind ourselves to certain defects that
it is time we were remedying.
No nation that is not law abiding and whose people do not hold
sacred the home can continue long to grow and prosper.
The two things in which we seem to be the most lax are the
most essential to the stability and continued prosperity of a nation.
It is as necessary for us as a nation to be moral if we are to re
main in the front rank as it is for us as individuals to be moral if
we are to stand high as individuals.
While it may sound trite and common tplace to say it, no nation
has been so wonderfully blessed by nature as the United States.
We -have rich mineral deposits, fertile lands, immense forests, every
thing is. here ready for the hands of man to make for comfort and
contentment. Nature has certainly dealt lavishly with us.
And we have taken advantage of these munificent gifts. Large
cities filled with large factories and beautiful homes have been builded
with amazing rapidity. Science,
and capital have all been used to promote and increase what ? Our
commercial advancement. Nothing has been overlooked, everything
has been made to give way to the increase of our wealth and power.
We have been and still are a truly commercial nation. We have
made our age, the age of money getting. We have placed money
first. Success is now synonomous with money.
It is time that we were turning from this mad scramble for
money and turning our attention to our moral welfare. Understand
that we are not depreciating or belittling commerce. We appreciate
it's great importance and realize it's power and how necessary it is
for a nation to be materially prosperous. We do, -however, think
that too much stress has been placed upon it and too little upon less
material things.
Would it not be a little better for us to grow a little slower in
material prosperity and have fewer criminals and fewer wrecked
homes ? Would not the future of our nation be brighter, if we had
a citizenship of a higher moral character ?
It is not good for us either as a nation or as individuals to con
sider only the bright and good things, we must also give our atten
tion to the unpleasant things.
In the last few years we have been awaking to the evils that
exist and much is being done to eradicate them. Our national con
science needs prodding. We should be ashamed to have the United
jStates with the worst record of all
You don't have to look in the dictionary to find trouble.
"Drys Desire $1,000,000" was the headline in an exchange.
They are not alone in this desire.
Any person who will break faith with the people of a commu
nity if he intends to live in the community, is not only a knave but
a fool.
While it may be a stupid thing to talk about the weather, if it
continues the way it has been much longer we won't be able to
restrain ourselves.
Will someone kindly whisper to ex-President Castro, of Venezu.
ela, that it is very impolite to insist upon coming into this county,
when he knows he is not wanted.
While a great many people have been busy selecting the cabinet
of President elect Wilson, we think that that are wasting time, as
we believe that Mr. Wilson will do that himself.
Luke McLuke says that while in the game of love hearts may
always be trumps, that it is wise to lead diamonds. And we believe
that it is a good rule to lead your highest one.
It is so unusual for anyone to say any kind words about any of
the things that appear in this column, that when two or three do,
we feel justified when we speak about it in our retiring and modest
way to say that we had many compliments on such and such an
The only Republicans about the state house at Columbus are the
figures of Garfield, Sherman, Hays, Sheridan and Stanton on the
monument in the park. The Democrats will be fortunate, if they
have as much reason to be proud of their representation as the
One of the problems which our girls seem to experience a great
deal of difficulty in solving correctly is to determine the relative
importance of warm underclothes and corsage bouquets. Ohio State
Journal. If it was left to the girls the bouquets would win by a
large majority.
Close observers probably noticed that the family of one ex
President was not represented at the White House dinner when
Mrs. Cleveland and Mrs. Harrison were entertained. St. Louis
Republican. A close observer will also probably notice that it was
only members of the families of ex-presidents, who were dead that
were represented and Col. Roosevelt is not a dead one.
Miss Angenette Perry said in a recent address before the New
York Mother's Club that she had been collecting statements from
representative young girls and that they did not consider they could
live comfortably on less than $10,000 a year. Girls with such ideas
will never get married unless they find a man who inherited a for
tune, because a man who has sense enough to make that much
money a year would have too much sense to marry one of them. We
also notice that the speaker is a Miss.
Editor and Manager
Ohio, as Second Class Matter.
Be Made Known on Application.
invention, skill, education, labor
nations as-to crimes and divorces.
Jan. 20, 1013.
Geo. Iletherlngton and wife visited
relatives at Sugartree Ridge, Sunday.
Mrs. John McReynolds spent Sun
day with Cary Lemon and family.
Several from this place attended the
Howard Miller sale. Mr. and Mrs
Miller will leave In a few days for Ger
law, 111., where they have employment.
Miss Essol Vance Is working for J.
A. Eyler and wife.
Choir practice as held at the Pres
byterian Church Sunday afternoon,
preparing for revival services, which
will commence in a week or so.
Nelle Van Winkle spent Sunday with
her sl9ter, Mrs. Lon Carr.
Horn to Mr. and Mrs, John Eyler,
Monday, Jan 13, a daughter.
Darling Donohoo, of Yates City, III,
is visiting his parents here.
Chas Carrier, who has been living
near Milford, for sometime, moved ills
household goods here last week and
stored them in Wru. Carrier's barn.
Win Tracy Is In Cincinnati this
Harry Eaklns, of Berryvllle, was
here one day last week buying stock
Wm. Caplinger and wife spent Mon
day with C. W. Garen and wife.
Ervin and Gladys Carrier are visit
ing their grandparents here.
Roscoe McConnaughey contemplates
leaving the first of March to seek em
ployment in Illinois.
her thirty-flrst year. Now she sllppcu
ALLENSBURG. into a thin white dress, for It was a
t 90 ioi-( ll0t evcnlnS. and, arranging her first
Jan. M. 1U1.J. imsiet iad, wont out Into the gather
Wm. Stuart and daughter, Mildred, ing twilight,
of Owensville, spentSunday with Mrs. At Mrs. Amos Blake's she left part of
Stuart's parents, n. S. Clianey and l'r fragrant burden and paused for u
wife. little chat,
ut tj. c-iw .. r. .. j "You know the Paige place has bet:i
Miss Emma Shaffer spent Saturday ' rcntod for the summer, don't von, Ho,
afternoon with her sister, Mrs. T. E. fer.r nakod Mrs, BInUe nfter nwhle
Hawthorne, of Dodsonvllle. -No. I'm glad to hear it. though. It
Levi Wilkin and wife, of Hoaglands,
spent Sunday with her sister, Mr?.
Peter Screechtleld and son, Harold,
of near Wilmington, spent Saturday
and Sunday with his parents, T. J.
Screechtleld and wife.
II. P. Clianey spent Saturday with
his daughter, Mrs. Wm. Stuart, of
James Brower and son, Wm. of Wil
liamsburg, spent a few days last week
with his sister, Mrs. Emma Shaller.
Mrs. Emma Shaller and son
, i i.i i j i
W6i ., aie vatiiij iici UAUjillDi lii-ia.
Alva Leaverton, of Milford.
Mrs. Wlllard Cailey has returned
home, after spending a few days with
her daughters, at Norwood.
Guthrie Carpenter Is visiting friends
at Columbus.
Jan. 20, 1013.
Wm. Rowe and wife were guests of
C. M. Stevens and family, Sunday.
Miss Mary Shomiker spent Satur
day tilghtand Sunday with her grand
ma Wolfe, of Dallas.
Walt er Brown, wife and son, of Hills
boro, spent Sunday with Hamer Lyle
and wife.
Leslie Stevens was a guest of the !
Morrow brothers, Sunday. j
Leslie Wolfe, of Byron, 111., has been '
the guest of his mother. Mrs. Wolfe. I
or Dallas, and his sister, Mrs. Frank
Shoemaker and brother, W. W., of
this place, the past week.
Norman Overman, wlfej and son,
Robert, were guests of friends at
Cynthlana, Sunday.
Lee Boyd and wife, of Greentield, I
Joe Morrow, wife and daughter, Lettie
l,bb, spent aunuay at the home of Mr,
Delia Morrow.
Mrs. Wm. Rowe purchased some line
Plymouth Rock chickens of Mrs. Lewis
Workman, of Hillsboro, last week.
Wm. Overman and wife expect to
start for Florida today, where they
will spend the rest of the winter.
Charley Post and family spent Sun
day at the home of Otto Badgely, of
Frank Shoemaker and wife spent
last Wednesday with W. W. Wolfe
and family.
Miss Madge Stevens spent Saturday
" It wasn't for the money I'd not bako
Misses Nellie Roads and Lois Post another crumb for him. The idea!"
spent Sunday with the Troth sisters. ' Unfortunately Hester could not give
Wm. Rowe and wife were the guests wny t0 ner ,nJurGd feelings, for she
of relatives in Greenfield last Satur-! "eedl T. ""V"0 cou,dea
day pay off the Indebtedness on the Httlo
' , house which was her Inheritance from
W. W. Wolfe and family spent last hardworking parents. So the follow-,
Thursday at the home of Frank Shoe- ,ns Friday evening found her once
maker. j more standing at Mr. Chandler's back
Vernon Hammond took dinner wltli or wJth J'T ?nHke' ' B00d'e8- "
Flmnr fnnb- nt Tl,l,l o i , W(lR ,lot yet dark- nnd sh COU d See a
ftnLr.M' i rBr '.,8Vn!lay' and ,nre c,,,a dIs" on 'e flr. beside
attended church at Hardin's Creek. 'which lay something white and ob-
John Hamilton and wife called on ,onff- Rne picked it up and In the wan
Elmer Carey and wife, Sunday even- U1K "Kllt read I,er own nimo in oom,
ings. I black characters. She tore it open
Wiiitr n,Mm, n i w... nmI tller0 dropped out another crisp
iEl t ???.. Be,aV8rS ""' ,lollar w nml scraP of PP"-. on
called at the home of his father, Wm. which was written:
Davidson, Sunday. j "Everything was bully. Don't forget
Mrs. Wm Davidson called at the mo tnla wrelc- I,,,ko Pe"
home of Mrs. Mendenhall finnrtnv
Miss Rutli Mendenhall being very ill.
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The extreme northeastern corner of
Siberia will soon be in wireless touch
with Vlodivostok.
A Case of Mistaken
Identity J
a t
Hester Handall surveyed the re.Mtl
of her morning's work with keen mjUi?
fnctlon. A snowy cloth was In Id mi he
kitchen table, unci piled thciomi wen
Jonvcs of crusty broad, shop's "f IViuli
erwelght biscuits nnil ,-! cuing rusk
There were tempting i.nw-. of loin,.
cake and several layer cake-t as ,oil i
a platter heaped with sugared thru,'
nuts and another of cookie..
Friday was always Hester's hit ;.
daj. Slie arose at 4 o'clock and Inked
nil day to till her orders for the daln
ties which were in gieat demand
among her neighbors. On Friday even
Ing, although she was tired and foot
sore, she would deliver the bread and
cake She would have to make several
trips with the heavily laden basket he
fore her weary body could week repose.
Now she sat down and drank a cup
of hot tea and ate a trifle of supper he
fore she started out on her rounds,
She was a plump, rosy little mite of a
woman with bright brown eyes and
brown hair that obstinately refused to
turn gray, although Hester had passed
means another customer," laughed
I "1 spoke a good word for you. It's a
lone man who has something to do with
making a map of the county hereabouts
and he was planning to get all of his
meals at the hotel, but when I told him
nbout how you baked for some of us
lazy housekeepers ho said he'd much
rather have home cooking and he
guessed he'd fuss over his own break
I fast and supper. You know men like to
fuss over cooking things. Now. Amos
here is tickled to death whenever I let
him get breakfast on Sunday morning.
r. i -una isii i leiiing you auoui .Mr. uiinn-iier-
, ,,, ,, ,. T . , , . ... . .
mi.t t a aiii . . rt
uici, uiuiikii. i mm iiiui iu speai; to
you and tell you to leave him some
bread and cake, and lie said he might
not be home w hen you came, so ho ask
ed me to give you this dollar and tell
you to leave a dollar's worth on his
back porch every week. Havo you got
anything to spare?"
"Maybe I can make out some for him
by giving up my own baking," replied
Hester as she placed the money In the
little bag dangling from her waist. "If
I don't hurry it will be pitch dark be
fore I get throuL-h. Good night." ,
"Good night, Hester. That cream cako
looks so good I'm going to have a slice
right nway."
It was dark indeed when Hester Itan
dall stopped wJth her third load of good
ies at the gate of the Paige house. It
was n small gabled cottage smothered
in honeysuckle vines and for several
seasons had been rented furnished to
citv neonle. it looked dark nnrt dpsort!
ed now as Hester opened the gate and
mat3e ,,er waJ' nround the sandy path
IO Ule uaeK Porcu. as sue stood there,
hesitating, the moon pushed a silver
rim above the shoulder of nigh hill, so
she waited until it rose in all its splen
dor and cast a pale glow over the Paige
house and garden. It fell full on an
open window where a white curtain
languidly Happed.
As Hester opened her basket and laid
Ttto open whXw staged
What are you doing out there?" It
snarled, and nester was quick to
"I'm leaving your bread and cake."
she said with offended dignity In her
tones. i
"Well, hurry up and get out of here.
I want to bo aloue!" rasped the voice, i
It was a very Indignant Hester who
dumped several loaves of bread, a
sheet of biscuit and some doughnuts
j and a layer cake on the back porch
and hurried out of the yard with
burning cheeks.
"What a crabbed, cranky old man
he must be!" thought Hester as she
went homo and prepared for bed. "If
Involuntarily Hester smiled and
tucked the note nway in her bag wltn
the money. Then she knelt down and
lifted from her basket a Oaky cherry
pie, some bread and rolls and cake
which she piled In the dish Mr. Chan
dler had thoughtfully provided, and
over tbo wholo she threw a napkin.
Sho was going down the steps when
once inone from the snino open win
dow sounded the harsh voice sho bad
heard before.
"Fir heaven's sake, clenr out of
here! What are yon hanging nround
for? You've got nil my money and"
Hester Randall did not wait to hear
ny more. With burning checks sho
hurried through the gnte and nway
from the detestable stranger. Not if
the little home she was working so
hard to retain should be sold over hoi
head would sho ever sell another par
ticle of her products to the boorish
mnpmakcr who lived In tho Paige
"Let him eat baker's trash." was
Hester's ultimatum.
A few days later sho was talking to
Mrs. Blake.
"That Mr. Chandler Is an old man,
isn't he?" nsked Hester.
"Oh, no; not so very old leastways
he don't appear so to me, Hester. His
hair Is gray as can be. but he Is so
pleasant and boyish ncttitg seems as if
he was as young as my Jimmy. He
sets a lot of store by your cooking.
You've never met him yet, have you?"
"Not exactly," admitted Hester. "I've
heard his voice, though, and I don't see
how nnybody can think that's pleas
ant." "Now, isn't that the tunnicst thingl
Everybody thinks his voice is the nicest
thing there is about him."
j "I don't." said Hester, with decision.
When the following Friday came
Hester passed the cottage of Mr.
Chandler with n scornful lift of her
head. Not for the testy ninpmaker
were the toothsome dainties she had
tolled over all day long. What If he
did like pi?? She wouldn't make ple
for any man who spoke to her In such
n mnuuer.
I As she prepared for bed that night
Hester's nuger abated a little as she
thought of the hreadlcss, cakeless, pic
i less state of Mr. Chandler. Somehow
she could not reconcile Mrs. Blake's
description of him or the boyishly en
thusiastic note he had wiitten with the
surly voice which had twice accosted
her from his window.
I Saturday was Hester's la.y day. She
rested from her hard woik of the day
before and usually occupied herself
with some light ucedlewnik or she read
n Utile. On this particular Saturday'
she was sitting on the front porch, her
never Idle lingers engaged with a bit
of fancy work, when the gate opened
and a brisk step sounded on the path.
An Instant later a tall form loomed at
the foot of the steps.
The stranger was a handsome man
the handsomest she had ever seen, lies
ter admitted to herself as she took In
with a swift glance the broad shoul
ders, the sun tanned countenance light
ed by deep blue eyes and the crop of
gray hair which made him appear
young or old, as opinions might differ.
He smiled and lifted a gray cap from
his head.
"Miss Handall?" he inquhed in the
very nicest voice Hester had ever
heard. '
"Yes," replied Hester wonderlngly.
"My name's Chandler. I'm wonder
ing if you realize, Miss Handall, that
I'm simply stnrvlng for lack of your
sustaining goodies?"
"I'm borry," faltered Hester, blush
ing. ' "Why did you forget me? But, there;
I needn't ask that. Of course I'm
your latest customer, and I suppose
you didn't have anything to spare for
me, eh?"
"That wasn't tho reason," returned
Hester, with sudden spirit, "I had
plenty of time to bake for' you, Mr.
Chandler, but 1 don't care to keep a
customer who who talks to me in
such a manner."
"How how I don't believe 1 under
Btnud," stammered Mr. Chandler in
undoubted bewilderment.
Hester explained, painfully embar
rassed at the'amusemeut mingled with
tho concern on his face.
"It's that rascal, Peter," groaned
Mr. Chandler, "You see, Miss Handall,
Peter Is a parrot that belonged to an
aged cousin of mine, for whom I was
named. When Cousin Philip died he
left me the dandiest collection of In
dian relics, with tho strict conUltlon
that I must personally caro for Peter
until he sees fit to shufile off. Now,
my cousin Philip was something of a
hermit, and I seo by Peter's vocabulary
that his master detested visitors. Now,
permit me to bring you tho ill man
nered Peter in order to verify my state
ments." Hester assured him that she was al
ready satisfied, and after she had en
Joyed a good laugh at her own ex
pense she tilled the basket of the
hungry Chandler and sent him away
rejoicing, hilt that was not until an
hour had passed, during which time
they became acquainted.
Hester continued to leave her cook-"
ery on Chandler's porch, and once
When sho failed to bring It he went to
her to find out what was the matter.
He found that something .had gone
wrong with her oven and insisted on
fixing it for her. They both knelt down
to see Into the grate, and their heads
touched. Before either of them knew
what had happened Chandler had kiss
ed her. Hester arose, apparently very
much disgruntled, but when Chandler
put bis arm about her and kissed her
again she didn't look as chagrined as
might have been expected.
It was a year nfterward that Mrs.
Amos Blake picked tbo grains of rice
out of her best hat nnd tucked It awuy
In its bandbox. "I feel that I ought
to have all the credit for nester'a
marrying Mr. Chandler becauso I got
him as a customer for her, but they
say the road to a man's heart by
way of bis stomach, and I supposo
Hester's cooklug count a good deal
tool"- .
Jan. 20, 1913.
Misses Pearl Chanev and Kthnl
Smith, of Lynchburg, spent from Sat
urday until Mondav with mim kmiaI
I Mrs. Rachel Pence' and Roy Pence
aim wiie, oi uast Danville, Herman
Shaller and wife and Perry Fawley and
family were guests of Wesley Fawley
and wife, Sunday,
Ed.JCnauer and son. Julius, nnnnf.
part of last week with relatives in
Clermont county, and Cincinnati and
viewing. tho high water.
Hugh Stockwell and Chas. Bennett
were guests at the home of B. F. Coch
ran, Sunday evening.
Chas. Wiirdns. of East Danvlllo
spent Sunday with his dauclif.nr. Mr.'
. Robert Rousii, who Is recovering slow-
iy irom a severe attack of rheumatism.
Miss Mary Landess, of Hillsboro, is
spending the week here with relatives.
Ed. Hopkins and wife, pf near
Pricetown, were guests of the latter's
parents, Dan Henderson and wife,
Mi's Amy Berry was the guest of
relatives in Cincinnati, recently.
C. C. Winkle attended the State
commissioners meeting at Columbia
last week and visited Lewis Sander
son and farnilv. He reports that Mr.
Sanderson is in very poor health, suf
fering with an affection of the brain.
Ed Setty, of Cincinnati, spent last
week with his mother, Mrs. Margaret
Miss Delia Puckett, of Buford. was
a KUeSt Of her s.lctnr r. -r.T..i..-
j Brown, last week.
! Mrs Elizabeth Miller spent Wednes
day with her son, Howard and nife, at
j Lumbtjrton.
, Uncle Issac Shaffer is in very poor
health, suffering with the Imflrmitles
I of old ae. I1M is In his (Mth year.
Jan. 20, 1UI3
I Miss Rosa Lewis and Mrs. T. M.
' Frump called on .Mrs. Mary Gall, Sat
urday auernoon
Robert Lewis and Thurman Gall
called on Cecil Slders, of Pleasant,
Sunday morning Mr. Slders is sick
with pneumonia
James Satterlield and family spent
Sunday afternoon with Landin Tur
ner and wife.
Miss Grace Williams was the guest
of Tressla Frump, Sunday.
Misses May and Grace VanPelt spent"
Sunday with home folks.
Mrs. Sylvia Frump called on Mrs.
Ed. Hammond, Sunday afternoon.
Misses May and Grace VanPelt, Mrs.
John Keslor and Geneveive Post
called on Miss Rosa Lewis, Sunday
Jack Butler sprained hlsankle, Sun
day, while getting over a fence, and is
now walking with a cane.
Mrs. Sallie Butler is spending a few
dajs with her mother, who is very ill.
Mrs. John Kesler called on Mrs. Ed.
Hammond, Saturday.!
Tom McClure, of Sinking Spring,
was the guest of John Satterlield and
family, Sunday.
Bell Gall, who was coniined to the
house last week, Is convalescing.
Jan. 20, 1013.
Eddie Sticker who was injured when '
thrown from a wagon, is recovering
Mrs. Mary Hart, of Fairview, spent
Sunday with her sister, Mrs. Earl
Mrs. C. N. Pulse and Mrs. Tillie
Shawer called on Mrs. T. E. Aber one
day last week.
John Pratt and family spent Sunday
with M. E. Stroup and family.
Urban Stroup and wife, of Lynch
burg, spent Sunday with John Wilkin
and wife.
Mrs. Ella Briggs, of Russell, spent
several days last week with her par
ents, Pete Baker and wife.
Wm. Pflster, of Pike Chapel, was a
business caller here Friday.
Mrs. Allle Henderson and daughter
spent a few days last week with Geo.
Dunsieth and family.
Miss Opal Redkey and Fred Keeler
spent Sunday with Rosy and Noble
T. E. Aber, wife and little Hilda
Shaffer called on Nathan Aber and
family, of Buford, Saturday and Sun
day. Misses Leona Stroup and Georgia
Henderson spent Sunday with Jesse
Orebaugh and family.
Mrs. Walter Carroll and little daugh
ter, Doris, called on her mother, Mrs.
Sophia Stroup, Friday.
Miss Ella Miller called on Miss
Mamie McCrelght, one day last week.
Several from here attended a party
at tho home of John Malott one night
last week,
Misses nazel Kefe and Alma Oltholl
of Cincinnati, who has been spending
several days with relatives here, re
turned home Thursday,
Kansas Agricultural College gives
lectures on auto building and operation
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