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VOL. 78. NO. 41
council meeting ! SUDDEN DEATH
To Whom Paid and For What
Purpose the Money of the
County is Expended.
D. M. Aleneley Chosen President
of Council and Standing
Committee Appointed.
Visited 86 Homes, Inspected
School Buildings and
Examined Pupils
Condemns Spitting on Pavements,
Advocates Permanent Visit
ing Nurse and Tuber
culosis Hospital.
Miss Catherine McNamara, the visit
ing nurse from the State Board of
Health, who has been In Ulllsboro for
the past month, returned to Columbus,
Tuesday. The services of Miss Mc
Namara were secured through the sale
of Red Cross Stamps a year age.
Miss McNamara has done excellent
work here. How good, the women
who have kept in touch with her will
gladly testify. .
During the month she was in Hills
boro, Miss McNamara visited eighty
six homes in which there was sickness
orunsanlty conditions. She also in
spected the three public school build
ings visiting every room in the differ
ent buildings and making what was
necessarily a superficial examination
of all the pupils.
A representative of the News-Herald
called at the ofllce of Miss Mc
Namara in the New Bell building late
Monday afternoon. He found her dis
cussing some of her cases with several
of Hillsboro's public spirited women
and during the time he was there,
women were constantly calling to ask
her advice in regard to what should be
done in different matters.
Miss McNamara at once impresses
you as an energetic, capable woman
filled with zeal for her work and as
you talk to her you gain some of her
enthusiasm for her work and realize
its necessity and value.
Our representative asked her to give
an outline of her work here and to
point out some conditions she had
found, which needed remedying. .She
answered in her quick characteristic
way with this indictment against
Hillsboro. ' 'There is more spitting on
the sidewalks in Hillsboro than In any
town I have ever visited. I nave seen
men standing In groups spitting on
the pavements until it ran across the
pavements in rivulets. This is very
unsanitary. If you have an ordinance
against this evil It is not being en
forced. If you haver no ordinance
against It one should be passed at once.
If you have one it should be called to
the attention of the city officials and
seen to thatjt Is enforced. I would
suggest that cards be printed and
posted in prominent places calling
attention to its provisions and penal
ties and if not observed that arrests be
made and violators fined."
In her visits to the schools Miss Mc
Namara said that of the 850 pupils,
she had found 150 who were defective ;
that these children were suffering
adenoids, tuberculosis, enlarged ton
sils, defective vision and hearing,
mouth breathing and eczema. In the
homes she had visited, some wore un
sanitary, some had sufferers from
tuberculosis, where proper care and
precautions were not taken, some other
infectious diseases, where proper care
and precautions were not taken and
some where there was absolute pover
ty. She had also visited some homes
where the conditions could not be
improved, every care being taken of
the sick and every precaution taken to
prevent the disease from spreading.
In every home she had visited, with
but one exception, her suggestions had
been taken most kindly and every
effort made to carry them out.
In regard to the care of people suffer
ing from tuberculosis, she stated, that
It was almost criminal for
county not to have some place for the
care of these sufferers ; that a public
hospital was needed to prevent the
spread of this dreaded plague ; that In
many sections or me state several
counties, generally four or five, were j
going together and securing and
equipping such a hospital and Jointly
paying for the expense of running it.
She emphasized the necessity of such
an institution and requested that It
be called to tho attention of tho county to the liquor habit, physically, men
commissioners and they be urged to tally, financially and morally,
take steps at once towards securing
She had found more tuberculosis
among the coiorea tnan tne wnite
One case was that of Mary
Baker who isin the advanced stages
nf t.hn disease. ProDer nrecautlons
had not been taken and Miss MoNa-
mara fears that one of the children has
Contlnuodon .Page Four.
Bobbltt& Ruble, bur Lydla Ann
Aber, $75
D. M. Evans, bur Edw. Hussey, $75.
Hillsboro Gazette Co., sub, $2.
C. N W.inkle, treas exp $15.25.
v B. O. Pratt, ser as sur, $01.20.
Frank Roush, labor, 70c.
W. II. Ballentlne, sup sheriff. $1. -
Rebecca Arthur, ex Bd of Charity,
$17 45.
Harnett Bros, sup Pro Judge, $4.80.
W. II. Stanage & Co, sup, $01.50.
"West Dlsenfectlng Co, sup, $8.75.
Hillsboro Dispatch, sup, $88 50.
Burch Ervln, livery, $25.
Jerry Lynch, coal, $20 75
A. U. Ambrose and J. Groves, bur
com, $10.
Hillsboro L & F Co, light, $57 03.
Lemon & Kesler, rep chains, 75c.
J. S. Farls, box rent, 75c.
Hillsboro Bank, rent dep boxes, $2.
J. G. Bell, sup, $1.65.
C. W. Falrley, liv sheriff, $17.
Greenfield Journal, dep not, $7.30.
J. Cunningham, sal janitor, $40
W. A. Teter. exn and nostasre. $4.24.
C. N. Winkle, box rent, $1.50.
D. L. Satterfield, sher exp, $110.33.
D. L. Satterfield, bd pris, $78.53.
Rebecca Arthur, treas Childrens
Home, $298 20.
Keeping colored children, $108.80.
R. M Lyle, ref dog tax, $1.
Sarah O. Fawley, tax ref, $4 17.
Charles II. Wlltse, tax ref, 89.48.
Ora Shannon, tax ref, $11.30.
B. O. Pratt, eng R I No. 40, $5.
B. O. Pratt, eng R I No. 39, $5.
N. R. Barrett, livery. $2. ,
M. E. Storer, labor, $17.
W. A. West, repair, $500.
Jesse N. Rhodes, dam by road, $70.
.Scott and Margaret Ervln, right of
way, $50.
Joint Installation.
The ladles of the W. R. C. will hold
a joint Installation with members of
the J. M. Barrere Post on Friday
evening, Jan. 9, at their hall. All
members are requested to be present.
Press Correspondent.
Engagement Announced.
The engagement of William Rich
ards, of Indianapolis, Ind., a son of
Mr. and Mrs. J. II. Richards, 'of this
place, and Miss Field Leggett, of Rip
ley, has been announced. The wed
ding will occur within a few weeks.
Mr. Richards is connected with the
Beldlng Silk Co. with headquarters In
Indianapolis. Miss Leggett Is well
known here, having frequently visited
Mr. and Mrs. John Conard, and is a
very charming young woman.
Smoking' In Schools.
Editor of News Herald The
writer (the editor) replying to "Inter;
ested Citizen" may be addicted to the
use ofi narcotics. Anyone would con
clude from his article that it is an
apology for the use of tobacco. Men
may use tobacco and rise to a high
grade in their profession. They may
hold tho important ofllces in the
country. But they take a great risk
of destroying their physical and men
tal bellig. But they can never attain
the highest degree in decency while
As to being mistaken about the
alarming Increase of the use of tobac
co among the school boys, I would say
that for many years I have been pay
ing particular attention to the school
boys on the streets and I am sure that
what I say can easily be proven. I
have heard many remarks, especially
as to high school boys smoking. As
to casting the blame upon the teacher.
That is not the Impression that I
want to make. But it is this, you
have a class before you for Instruc
tion. If it Is a mathematical problem
you would not discharge the class un
til they demonstrated on the black
board that they had a thorough un
derstanding of the problem. Now the
! best foundation for the intellectual
I training is a good physical being,
i Therefore, I ask does the teacher give
the pupils a thorough training as to
the effect of narcotics upon the hu-
man system.
I think that If the Instruction Is as
thorough as it should be that lasting
impression will be made upon tho
minds of many boys. This subject
ought to4appeal to every good citizen
' as the tobacco habit Is onlv secondary
An Interested Citizen.
Lloyd Garrett, of Morrlllton, Ark.,
Ora Garrett, of W.aukomls, Okla,
Misses Florence and Bessie Anderson,
ot Lebanon, Mr. and Mrs. David Reece,
Mrs. E. V., Overman and J. A. Young,
of Cincinnati, and Mr. and Mrs. Court-
neT vyaadl Ington, of bheibyvllie, Ky
were callec
here for the funeral of Dr.
O. N, Garr )tt, Sunday.
Only Two Indictments Were
Returned, Both Which
Are Sealed
All But One Being For Money
OnlyPetit Jury Has Been
Instructed Not to Re
port Until Notified.
The grand jury made Its report at
2:30 Wednesday afternoon having been
in session since Monday morning.
Only two Indictments were returned,
both of which are sealed, that Is the
names of the parties are kept secret.
They examined fifty-two witnesses,
covering seven cases, presented two
indictments, Ignored four cases and
continued one case.
Four new cases were filed in the
Common Pleas Court during the past
John Conard asks for a judgment
for $125 20 with 8 per cent, interest
from June 29, 1912, against D. S. and.
Gertrude Shank. The action is on a
promissory note for $100 dated Jan.
25, 1907, executed by said U. S. and
Gertrude Shank and payable to John
M. Irwin Dunlap atralnst N arv
Kathrene Ferneau et al. Is an action
to compel the defendants to convey to
said Dunlap 113 acres of land In Mad
ison township. Dunlap states In his
petition that on Nov. 11,1910, he made
a deed to Austin Ferneau for this land
In which the consideration named was
$1 ; that at that time said Ferneau
was surety on several promissory notes
for Dunlap and that the deed was
made to secure Ferneau from any loss
that might occur from signing the
notes ; that an agreement in writing
was entered into at that time whereby
Ferneau agreed to reconvey the land
to Dunlap when he was no longer lia
ble on said notes. Dunlap says he has
paid all of said notes ; that Ferneau
died on Sept. 2, 1912, with the legal
title to the property In him ; that the
defendants in this action are all of the
heirs of said Ferneau and that he has
asked tne executrix of said Ferneau's
will to reconvey the premises to him,
but that she has failed to do so. He
therefore asks the court to require the
defendants to deed to him the pre
mises. M. A. Enders asks for a judgment
against C. K. Mlddleton fdr $520 90
with Interest from July 29, 1913. Tho
plaintiff sajs he is the agent of the
Ford Motor Car Co. at Cincinnati and
that on July 29, 1913. he sold to Mld
dleton a Ford automobile and gaso
line and oil for $526.00 ; that Middle
ton gave him a check for the amount
on -the Highland County Bank at
Greenfield, but later ordered the bank
not to pay the check and still refuses
to pay for the car. Wherefore, the
plaintiff asks for a judgment for the
$520 00 with interest.
The Enterprise Lumber & Silo Co.
vs. W. H. Pommert Manufacturing
Co. is an action for $305.21 on three
promissory notes. All three notes
were executed on June 30, 1913, and
are signed by W. H. Pommert Mfg.
Co. by W. n. Pommert manager. The
Enterprise Lumber & Silo Co. Is loca
ted at North Tonawanda, N. Y. and
W. n, Pommert Mfg. uo. is located at
Judge Newby instructed Sheriff
Satterfield on Tuesday to notify the
members of the petit jury not to re
port on next Monday and not to come
in until instructed to do so.
Friends Church Dedication.
The New Friends Church in Lees
burg, O,, will be dedicated January
11, 1914, at 10 o'clock a. m.
Dedicatory sermon by Thomas R.
Brown, of Plainfleld, 111.
Josephus Hosklns, Levi Mills and
others are expected to be present and
participate In the services.
Awful Slaughter.
What was probably the last basktt
ball game of the season was played at
Carroll's nail New Year's afternoon
between nillsboro and Cincinnati Law
School. The game was too onesided to
be Interesting, Hillsboro winning by a
score of 81 to 22. After the first few
minutes of play the only question was
how large a score Hillsboro would
make The feature of the game was
the goal throwing of Carroll, who
made twenty baskets. This is the
greatest number of goals thrown by a
player in Ohio In one game in years.
And From this List Nineteen
Men Will Be Appointed
in Highland County
Here Are the Several Questions
PropoundedPassing1 Grade
is 70-Could You Have
Aiade It?
Eighty-seven men, who want to as
sess the real and personal property in
Highland county, took the civil ser
vice examination held at the Wash
Ington School Building Saturday.
The questions had been prepared by
the State Civil Service Commissioner
and were on four subjects general In
formation, arithmetic, reports and
questions on duties. Duties counts
for 30 per cent., reports 15 per cent.,
a lthmetlc 10 per cent, and general
Information 5 per cent. The remain
ing 40 per cent. Is made up from the
questions which the applicants ans
wer In their written application to
the board.
A passing grade for the examination
Is 70 and when three or more appli
cants In a taxing district pass the ex
amination the names of the three
highest are sent to the C.unty Asses
sor from which to make his appoint
ment. Of the 87 who took the exam
ination here 03 are doomed to disap
pointment as there are only nineteen
positions to fill. Throughout the
state something like 10,000 took the
Here are the questions propounded
Saturday :
Give the method of describing on
tax duplicate of your county.
(a) Lands, or
(b) City and village lots.
What is the legal rule for valuing
real and personal property in Ohio for
taxation purposes ?
State the difference between tangi
ble and intangible property and give
an example of each.
State what propeity is exempt from
taxation in Ohio.
What is the meaning under the tax
laws of Ohio, of :
(a) Credits ?
(b) Moneys?
Against what class of property may
a taxpayer deduct indebtedness owing
by him ?
Is an owner or holder living In Ohio
subject to taxation on
(a) Shares of stock In an Ohio cor
poration ?
(b) Shares of stock In a foreign cor
poration ?
What is the duty of a deputy asses
sor when a citizen refuses to list his
personal property or any part thereof
for taxation ?
In a report of not less than 200
words discuss the underlying princi
ples of the new taxation law of Ohio
and the objects sought to be obtained
Add the following amounts horizon
tally and vertically and find the grand
total of all amounts. $50.25, $5.60,
$342 80, 745.20, $400.35, $700.75, $30.47,
$5,62, $8.60, $17.43, $425 45, $042 50.
What is the average value per
acre of the following farms ? 80 acres
at $85; 150 acres at $20 ; 32 acres at
$115 ; 15 acres at $37.
A's valuation is $835o ; his tax rate
is 45 mills; what Is the amount of his
The tax value of a certain township
In 1910 was $1,200,090 ; In 1012 was $1,
700 000. What Is the percentage of
Increase In valuation ?
A rentangular bin Is C feet wide by
20 feet long. How many bushels of
wheat does it contain If filled to a
height of 8 feet, assuming that there
are 2150 cubic inches in one bushel ?
For how long a term is the Presi
dent of the United States elected ?
Governor ? Congressmen? United
States Senators ? County officials?
What two Important measures have
been enacted Into law by the national
Congress since March 4, 1913 ?
I How often and in what year are the
state and county elections in Ohio
held ? Municipal ?
I How many counties are there In
Ohio ? I
Name and locate five large cities of
Ohio. I
The general assembly Is to convene
in special session this month. What
important measure Is likely to be
given special consideration ?
The regular monthly meeting of
Council was held Monday night. At
a meeting on Thursday night the
mayor, marshal and members of
council had taken the oath of office.
The only change was In the marshal,
W. II. Walker succeeding T. J. Mc
Cormlck. At the regular meeting D. M. Mene
ley was selected president of council.
The following standing committees
were appointed : Finance Head,
Bennett and Brooksbank; Street
Kelly, Bennett and Brooksbank ; Fire
Bennett, Head and Ambrose ; Light
Meneley Kelly and Bennett; Build
ing Brooksbank, Meneley and Head;
Boards and Officers Ambrose, Kelly
and Brooksbank.
The mayor reported $29 collected In
fines and licenses. The receipts of
the city scales were $20.55, The re
port of the Board of Public Affairs
showed receipts of $406.10 and expen
ditures $520 78, The street commis
sioner had expended $70.55. The bills
a lowed amounted to $090.51.
Directors Elected.
The annual meeting of the stock
holders of the Hillsboro Telephone Co.
was held Monday night. The report
of the secretary showed 525 telephones
in residences and 125 In business pluces
a total of 050. The old directors of the
company, I. McD. Smith, George L,
Garrett, W. N. Bean, J. W. Evans, C.
M. Kerns, J. E Carroll and II. P. Mor
row were re-elec:ed.
Work on Hospital
The work on the hospital building
is progressing rapidly. Carpenters
have been busy for several days put
ting in partitions and arranging "the
rooms. The contracts for the heat
ing, plumbing and lighting for the
building have been let. The heating
contract was let to a Cincinnati firm
and provides for a complete hot water
plant. James Ramsden, of this place,
secured the contract for plumblnir.
and Edwi i Davis, of Mllford. for
lighting. All of the contractors have
promised to push the work as rapidly
as possible and it Is hoped to have the
hospital In operation in a few months.
In This County to be Selected at
Civil Service Examination
on February 14.
A civil service examination for the
position of postmaster at all fourth
class post ofllces In Ohio at which the
annual compensation is $180 or more
will be held on Feb. 7 and 14. The
examinations will be held In every
county seat town and also in a number
of other towns.
In Highland county examinations
will be held at Hillsboro and Green
field on Feb. 14. The offices to be filled
from this examination In Highland
county are: Buford, East Monroe,
Highland, Mowrystown and Sinking
Spring. Other nearby towns where
postmaster will be selected at this
examination are Boston, Bournevllle,
Clarksburg, Clarksvllle, Fayetteville,
FIncastle, Frultdale, Good Hope,
Kingston, Latham, Midland, Perin
town, Plketown, Reesvllle, Roxabell.
Sardinia, South Salem and Westboro.
Death of Airs. W. C. Hughes.
Mrs. W. C. Hughes, aged 40 years,
died at her home four miles east of
Hillsboro on the Marshall pike at 1
o'clock Monday. She had been 111 for
several months. The funeral services
were held at the H UlsboroM. E. Chu rch
Wednesday afternoon at 1 o'clock, In
terment In the Hillsboro cemetery.
She Is survived by her husband and
two sons, Roy and Lawrence.
Attacked by Bull.
Lloyd Dunn, who works for E. B.
Patterson, the dairyman, was attack
ed by a bull Wednesday morning. Tho
bull knocked him down bruising his
right arm and left shoulder. He is
also suffering considerable pain in one
side. Mr. Dunn was turning the stock
from the bam Into the lot when the
bull attacked him. It pushed him
with his head knocking him down and
but for a pile of rubbish in the lot
which he rolled around would have
crushed him.
Auditor W. A. Teter, who was In
Columbus last week grading the ap
plication papers of those desiring to
be deputy tax assessors, spent Sunday
and Monday here. lie returned to
Columbus Monday evening and will
be engaged this week in examining
the examination papers of those who
took the assessors tests Saturday.
Prominent Druggist Passed
Away Thursday From
Heart Disease
Funeral Services at Presbyterian
Church Sunday Conducted
by Masonic Order and
Dr. W. II. Shields.
The sudden death of Dr. O. N. Gar
rett on Thursday eveninjr was a irreat
shock to the people of this community.
JJe naci been at his place of business
In the morning and only a few of his
friends knew that he was sick. Death
resulted from the hardening of the
arteries of the heart.
Wednesday night Dr. Garrett com
plained of pains in the arms and chest
to his wife, but on Thursday morning
seemed to be feeling as well as usual
and went to the drug store. At noon
he told Mrs. Garrett that they were
not busy at the store and he believed
he would not go up for awhile although
he said nothing about being sick.
Mrs. Garrett, who helped with the
bookkeeping at the stoie, weal to the
store shortly after noon. About four
o'clock Dr. Garrett walked to the olllce
of his physician and told him of the
pains in his arms and chest and while
there suffered greatly. His physician
notified Mrs Garrett of his condition
and took him home. The medicine
given him seemed to bring relief anrt
tne physician left him with his wife.
A little later he was taken with very
severe pains suffering excruciating
agony and Mrs. Garrett telephoned
for his physician. When the physician
arrived he was dead, having passed
away in his chair.
The funeral services were held at
the Presbyterian church Sunday after
noon, conducted by Highland Coin-
mandery, Masonic Order, and Dr. W.
II. Shields. Interment was made in
the Hillsboro cemetery. He is sur
vived by his widow and one son. Llovd.
of Morrlllton, Ark , and four brothers.
George L., of this place, Vernon, of
Rainsboro, Ora, of Waukorais, Okla .
and Edward, of St. Paul, Minn.
Dr. Garrett was in his sixty third
year having been born near Rainsboro
in Sept 1851. For twenty five years
he had been engaged in the drug busi
ness in Hillsboro, being the senior
member of the firm of Garrett & Ayres.
Prior to that time for a number of
years he had been in the drug business
with an uncle at Cameron, Mo
He was one of Hillsboro's best and
most highly respected citizens, taking
an active pirt in business, church,
fraternal and social affairs. At the
time of his death he was the senior
dsacon of the First Presbyterian
church. He had held many offices in
the different bodies of the Masonic
While quiet and unassuming in
manner Dr. Garrett was a man of
great force of character and high
ideals, which he exemplified in his
dally life. Many can testify to his
vlrturs, his kindliness, his high sense
of honor, his unselfishness, his chari
ty. An eloquent eulogy of his life and
the high estimation in which he was
held by the people of this community
was the large number of people, who
in spite of the very bad weather, at
tended the funeral Sunday afternoon.
Dr. Shields appropriately took for the
theme of his talk, '-He was a good
Newspaper at Lynchburg-.
The people of Lynchburg hope to
have a newspaper soon. The move
ment was started last week by promi
nent business ram of that town and
systematic work is now being done to
secure subscribers and contracts for
advertising. Robert E. StrouD. as n
,of Mr and Mrs. Calvin Stroup, of near
ijyncnourg, win be the editor and
manager of the paper. Mr. Stroup I
an experienced newspaper man For
a number of years he was the editor of
a daily paper at Ironton and has con
ducted newspapers at several towns in
Kentucky. He is an easy and pleasing
writer and with the proper support
will give the people of Lynchburg, a,
creditable newspaper. Lynchburg has
been without a paper for several
months, the Record discontinuing
publication about the first of Septem
ber. i John Roads went to Lake Forest,
111 , Monday, where he has been em
ployed as instructor in Lake Forest
Academy for Boys. Prof. John W.
Richards, of this place, Is head master
of the school.
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