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VOL. 78. NO. 47
Mrs. Beecher Entertains Local
Chapter on Washington's
Last Saturday a spirited social af
fair took place at the beautiful resl
dence of Rev. and Mrs. George B
Beecher. "Greystone" was never more
beautiful we thought, as wo walked
up Its wide roads gazing at the deep
green pines, hemlocks and spruce
against the blue of the winter sky.
And its spacious rooms and hall never
more Interesting, as the Regent of
the D. A. R , Mrs. Beecher, gowned
In dark blue velvet of directorate de
sign, greeted the forty members of
the society, who had been invited to
celebrate the birthday of George
At the luncheon two Colonial Dames
graced the head and foot of the table,
Mrs. Pugsley and her daughter, Mrs.
Henry Graham Brown, of Pittsburg,
while several of the Greenfield ladles
sat at this same table, Mrs. McOlain,
Mrs. Dewy and others Smaller ta
bles were arranged in the library. On
the center of the dining room table a
tall Japanese basket set on a splendid
silver tray, was filled with red carna
tions. After the delicious menu was en
joyed and much pleasant conversa
tion, the Regent called upon each
member to give some quotation or
original thought regarding the father
of our country. Among other respon
ses was a very choice bit of poetry re
cited by Mrs. .McDermott, from her
own pen as I believe. Another mem
ber gave the following historic data
George Washington was born Feb. 22,
1732 ; became preside it in 1789 ; died
in Dec, 1709, after one days, illness.
The services took place from the Ger
man Lutheran Church In Washington.
General Henry Lee pronounced the
oration. Bonaparte announced the
death in France and the whole world
with bowed head said "A great and
good man lias departed."
Mks. H. MoA. T.
Probate Court Proceedings.
H. M. Fullerton, admr. of James E.
Moore, filed Inventory and appraise
ment. John S. Caldwell appointed admr. of
Earl Reed.
Wilmer Miller, gdn. of Bruce and
Wayne Achor, filed fourth account.
Myrta Chaney appointed executor of
Mary Roush.
Application of James W. Duvall to
be appointed admr. with will annexed
of Luclnda Surls.
Application to compromise claim in
the matter of Harry B. Lane.
Will Deliver Addresses at St.
Mary's Episcopal Church
During Lent.
Special services will bo held at St.
Mary's. Episcopal church during Lent.
Holy communion will be observed each
Sundav mornlrur at8 o'clock. In addi
tion to the usual Sunday morning ser
vices a sons service will be held each
Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock. On
each Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
afternoon during Lent there will be
service and address at 4 o'clock and at
7:30 on eich Wednesday and Friday
Rev, D irr hassecured the consent of
several of the leading laymen of the
town to deliver addresses at the even
ing meetings on important semi reli
gious topics. Each of the speakers is
certain to say many thing well worth
hearing and should be greeted by'.argo
audience. The speakers, the dates
and the subjects areas follows:
Friday, February 27 Judge Cyrus
Newby, "Law, Lawyers and the Bi
ble." Wednesday, March 4 Miss M. Edith
Campbell, "Vocational Guidance."
Wednesday, March 11 Dr. Maurice
Hoyt, "Man."
Wednesday, March 18 Mr. Roy
Haynes, "The Home's Debt to Socle
Wednesday, March 25 Mr. O. N.
64ms, "Christianity in Law and Legis
lation." Wednesday, April 1 Mr. J. M. Hib
ben, "Outlook on Life."
Wednesday, April 8 Mr. George
Garrett, "Municipal Government."
Christian Church.
The regular servlcesof the Christian
church will be held Sunday at the
usual hours at Bells' Opera House.
Mr. and Mrs. II. H. Maddox will
celebrate their Golden Wedding anni
versary next Tuesday March 3, They
will be at homo to their friends all
day and extend a cordial Invitation to
all of, them to call.
Paper Read by Dr. Brown at
Round Table Discussion
Farmer's Week
Between Policies of Belguim and
France and This Country
Condemns New State
Stallion Law;
At the Farmers Week Convention
recently held at Columbus Dr. II. M.
Brown led the Round Table discussion
on "Horses." The Nkws-IIekald
esteems it a privilege to present to Its
readers the following excellent paper
read by Dr. Brown at that time :
A flood of suggestions present them
selves as being worth discussing here,
In the interest of the horse business,
but those of semi-public import, may I
presume, be considered first because of
premier claims of greater interest, on
such an occasion.
One can not, in looking over the field,
be disinclined to resort to comparisons
between regions, where horse breeding
Is a grand success, and our own degree
of progress, with a view of aszertaln
lng, if possible, why we suffer by such
The last time I was in Belgulm, the
weather was fine and it was in the
very midst of the purchasing season
in that country.
In riding over the territory there
was scarcely- a day during which I did
not meet various persons riding, as I
was, in quest of horses for breeding
purposes ; men from Germany, from
France, from Holland, from the United
States and even from Russia and Aus
tria, scouring the country, eagerly
striving to secure animals of improv
ing quality, to supply a growing de
mand in those respective countries.
They were there because it was well
known that the Belgian had what they
wanted and that it could be had for
money, and, with many, it mattered
little as to price
In France I found precisely the same
In the former country, the peasant
renter had recently emerged from a
condition of poverty, unrest and prac
tical serfdom, to one of happiness and
In the latter the farmer had, during
a century of successive public devices,
for improvement, in the horse breeding
business, attained the respectable and
gratifying attitude of holder of the
bonds representing his country's public
A study of the history, of this gigan
tic work, will reveal that they have
thus reached their greatness through
a system of wise governmental pater
nalism. J,n fact, by successive legislative en
actments, they have been peremtorlly
forced to breed sucb good horses as
that all the world has become patron
of those two infinltesmal parts thereof.
How is it in our own state ? Legisla
ture after Legislature have been fran
tically importuned to pass creditable
stallion laws in the interest of their
But, time and again, the owners and
promoters, of scrub horses, have exer
cised so threatening an influence
against such a bill, as potentially to
menace the tenure of office of their
The result is that we seem to be the
dumping ground1 for the "Hell Scum"
of all surrounding states.
Last year the pressure was made so
strong for some regulation for the
protection of improved horse breeding
in this state, that action of some kind
seemed inevitable, and now we have
a law on the statute books which per
mits every owner of scrub horses to
secure state approval and a license to
perpetuate inferiority of breeding and
contamination of progress, so far at
tained, for a fee of two dollars.
If I were a member of the General
Assembly and had joined in the pas
sage of that bill, in the light of subse
quent analysis of my work, I would
blot out that palpable farce, at all
hazzards, and see that there should be
a good law, on the subject, even though
it were certain to be the last act of
my political life.
Under our constitution and system
of government, nothing is a crime ex
ceptthat which Is so defined by statute
and the judicial edicts based on a more
or less liberal interpretation of those ,
Our law makers have become so dili
gent in executing their sacred offices
that they have legislated against
real and anticipated, of
which the human mind can conceive ;
In Snow For Hour and Half When
Thrown From HorseFace
and Oars Frozen.
Glenn Scott, the fifteen year old son
of Mr. and Mrs. T. A. Scott, who live
on the T. J. Sprinkle farm, near Bu
ford, was very seriously hurt when he
was thrown from a horse Friday morn
ing. He had gone to Buford Friday morn
ing to do some marketing and was
returning home on horseback. He was
riding rapidly as it was cold. At the
turn In the road Just above the resi
dence of O. N. Johnson his horse
slipped on the ice falling and throwing
the boy to the ground where he liy
unconscious for at least an hour and
a half.
Mr. Puckett, a feeble and old man,
camealong that way driving and found
the boy, but realizing that he was un
able to lift the boy into the buggy
drove to the home of Mr. Johnson to
secure assistance
A telephone call to Buford quickly
brought physicians and other men to
the scene and the injured boy was
carried to the Johnson home. Ills
ears and face were frozen and ho had
an ugly cut on the head, where the
horse had struck him with its hoof In
its effort to get up
The boy's father was at the barn
when the horse came in without a
rider but thought nothing of It as the
h use Is quite a distance from the burn
an I Uie boy frequently turned the
horse tj se at the house, allowing the
horse to , to the barn alone and it
was not until several hours later that
they learned of the accident.
Young Scott was taken to the home
of h'is parents Saturday, where he has
lain in a semi unconscious condition
ever since.
Alarriage Licenses.
William Brannan and Mary Easter
both of Leesburg.
Guy Cordry, of Hillsboro, R. D. 8,
and Lydia Holt, of Sinking Spring.
James L. Oiler and Margaret Wall,
both of Greenfield.
going so far in some instances, as to
inhibit, forever, the normal progress
and fruition of some of our most bene
flclal institutions.
It reminds me of a method of preach
ing the gospel, that Was in vogue, dur
ing my boyhood days, away back yonder
in the sixties, when the preacher pro
mulgated such a threatening theology
that we were rendered afraid to move
in any direction for fear of meeting
disaster, at the hands of the Almighty,
' just to demonstrate His supreme au-
thorlty over His subjects.
The preacher would dishevel his hair
and contort his body Into hideous form
ana hiss out through compressed lips
"Some Day You Will Meet God"
Our inference was thatHe would knock
us into smithereens if we ever did any
thing on our own initiative.
It is apparent to all concerned that
our government, both state and
national, has come to sustain just such
relations, to some departments of our
endeavors, as did the supreme being
under the old 'system of theology
Only very recently, as many of you
will remember, a would be benefactor
of mankind, and incidentally also a
certain class of veterinarians, seriously
attempted the destruction of the entire
cattle Industry of this great state by
The drastic means proposed were
averted because the people of the state,
aroused themselves in time to show
the project up in its true light.
If the subjects of the "Powers that
be" and who else Is the real power but
the subjects? would earnestly go to
wor.t, with concert of action, it would
not be long before something would be
accomplished, of real value, to pro
mote the improvement of animal
breeding throughout the country.
At least some of the threatened ob
stacles might be side tracked, such as
that recently proposed to tax pedlgees
and thus add the last straw of dis
couragement, possible, to the burden
of the few earnest ones who are striv
ing, against odds, to do something for
the good of the people.
Whilst, in this state, no breeder
would ask any remission of just tax
assessments, as an inducements to
try and raise the standards, yet It is
interesting to note some of the meth-
0(js through which the thing has been
successfully accomplished elsewhere
One of the things thegjvernmentof
Belgulm did was to lower the taxes on
pure bred horses and the owners of
them are charged only about ten cents
per horse.
That policy extends also to other
struggling industries that are sought
to be built Up, such, for Instance, as
the tobacco Industry which is only now
becoming firmly established wersuant
to a system of complete tax exemption
on all properties devoted to the promo
Of Twentieth Century Club Held
Friday at Home of Mr. and
Mrs. W. N. Bean.
The home of Mr. and Mrs. W. N.
Bean was a scene of gayety Friday
evening, when the ladles of the Twen
tieth Century Club and their husbands
assembled to celebrate the annual open
session of the Club. This session is a
special feature of the Club and is
always anticipated with greatest pleas
ure. The nineteenth annual banquet was
only one of the many happy events
which has so firmly cemented the
strong friendship which Is characteris
tic of the members of this Club. This
year Washington's birthday was cele
brated. The double parlors In th.e
Bean home were beautifully decorated,
and here the banquet was served.
After the banquet Mrs. O. N. Sams
as Toast Mistress gave a most charm
ing welcome to our guests' and In well
chosen words Introduced Supt. Patter
son, who responded tj the Toast
"The Club Its Relation to the Home,
School and Church." Mr. Patterson's
fame as an after dinner speaker will
hereafter be recognized wherever he
may be.
The next to respond was Rev. Slutz,
who spoke on "The Passing of Old
Man Grump." This was forcibly pre
sented and was full of wit and humor
Each member and guest than gave an
original definition of Patriotism.
A delightful feature of the evening
was the tribute paid to the hostess,
Mrs. Bean, who is the founder of the
tion of the home product; In this
country we seem not to appreciate our
needs, for thesplrltof the ruling bodies
seem dead set against every thing bene
ficial along these lines.
For example, last fall, a representa
tive of the Aberdeen Angus cattle
breeders, of one of the sovereign states
of this union, appealed to the directory
of the American Aberdeen Angus
Breeders Association, to extend the
limit of age, under which young ani
mals may be registered, from one to
two years; because the legislature of
that state had pissed a bill, 'and the
governor had made it law, almost
doubling the tax valuation on animals
whose owners kept records of the an
cestry In a book, designed for that
purpose, in the city of Chicago.
If the age limit coula be extended
one year the breeders could, under that
rule, escape the penalty, attached,
against their enterprise, for as much
as one year in the life of the animal.
Such head long Indifference to the
common wellfare of the country, at
large, Is hard of belief, yet I am telling
you only facts as they are known to
me, and that policy is not confined to
one state; three or four of the great
commonwealths of the American re
public are persuing the same course to
the everlasting retardation of the busi
ness, whilst all the natlonsof monarchi
cal Europe are encouraging, by every
means possible to devise, and the ulti
mate benefits are known and acknowl
edged by all peoples of earth. Still,
withal, legislators are human and sus
ceptible to proper influence just as
they are to improper, if illuminated
with the light and truth of good faiih.
They are prone to act In some way
and the action will tend in the direc
tion of least' resistance. So then, it
behooves us to bestir ourselves to the
end that we may be able to show our
representatives in the law making
body, the real necessities and the only
conditions under which they can be
permanently effective for good In es
tabllshlng legal standards of breeding.
All honor to the agricultural depart
ment of the University ; it is doing
tremendously valuable service and
should be commended at every oppor
tunity. In the animal husbandry section
Prof Plumb and his faithful associates
have done such work as to place us
under lasting obligations to them.
President Thompson has taken the
broadest view possible and has stood,
as a tower of strength on every oc
caslon where the Interestsof Improved
animal breading have been involved.
The State Institute force Is also do
Inp gool work, but the weakest ele
ment In that department Is the woe
ful lack in number of practical stock
men as teachers of that branch. .
I happen to know Hut the directors
of the work have tried hard to secure
more of them and. I hope, may be able
to engage some other good men some
how, for, afterall, everything depends
upon proper educational measures, but
It often requires long, long effort to
get a people to see the permanent bene
fits to be derived In the breeding of
good animals
We muM strive to promoto all the
active forces at work, appeal effective
ly to the legislature for encouragement
In the Interest of the state, and con
tlnue to demonstrate by contrast, the
greater profits to be derived from the
consistent development of the better
classes of all kinds of domestic live
Money Raised at Taberna
cle For New Building of
Christian Church
Meeting Closes With 30t Converts
Reception Given For New
Members and Evangelists
Monday Night.
The evangelistic meetings at the
big tabernacle closed Sunday night
and a reception was held on Monday
night for Rev. and Mrs. Wllhlte,
Prof. Shaul and the new members.
During the meeting three hundred
and four were converted. In spite of
the bad weather Sunday nleht the
building was packed, It being estima
ted that from 2,500 to 2,800 people
were present. The music Sunday
night was truly inspiring, the large
orchestra, the big chorus and the Im
mense audience under the able leader
ship of Prof. Shaul rendered the beau
tiful hymns with spirit and feeling.
Rev. Wllhlte and Prof. Shaul have
agreed to return here sometime next
fall and hold another meeting. This
promise was secured when a vote'was
taken at the Tabernacle Sunday night
at the request of Rev. B. i. Smith
and t very person in the audience stood,
up when he asked all who wanted
them to return to stand up.
On Sunday night $3510 were raised
for the purpose of erecting a new
Christian Church here. Many others
had given their pledge by Wednesday
morning and the amounts promised
had run over $4,000 To make the de
sired changes it will be necessary to
raise about $5,000 and this the workers
confidently expect to secure. The
present building is entlrelj inadequate
to accommodate the members. It has
been necessary for months for the
Men's Bible Class to meet at some
other place and In many ways the
church has been handicapped by lack
of room. The changes contemplated
are as follows : Move the present
building on the back part of the lot
and turn It around facing West street;
buy adjoining lot on the east side ;
build permanent foundation for a new
church and finish the basement in
which will be put a kitchen and din
ing room and rooms for the use of the
Sunday Sciiool and for holding socials,
etc.; build permanent walls one story
high and put on tempoary roof and
finish the Interior so that It will do
for use for a few years. The auditor
ium of the new church will seat from
1000 to 1200. These changes are abso
lutely necessary as the membership
has Increased rapidly in the past few
years and over 250 new members were
secured from the Tabernacle meetings
Work will be started on the building
as soon as the weather will permit.
A remarkable crowd, 500 to 600, con
sidering the weather, attended the re
ception Monday night and every one
felt well repaid for coming out. Fol
lowing a song service talks were made
by Rev. Wllhlte, Prof. Shaul, Rev. B.
F. Smith, John S. Farls, Roy A.
Haynes, C. II. Roush and Mrs. George
Kesler. Rev. Wllhlte and Prof. Shaul
both spoke in the highest terms of
liillsboro and the treatment accorded
them during their stay. The local
people spoke of the great good that
had come to the community from the
I meetings and gave just praise to the
ability, character and worth of the
evangelists and of their regret of say
ing good bye.
This closes the greatest revival
meeting held in liillsboro in years and
no one conversant with the work can
doubt that great good was done.
Former liillsboro Girl Honored.
Miss Anna Mather, formerly of this
place, was the assistant of Miss
Haynes, .professor of domestic science
and arts of the Colorado Agricultural
College, on the trip of an agricultural
train through that state recently.
The train was composed of eight cars
and there were exhibits of agricultu
ral products, model silos, dairy cows
and hogs for demonstration purposes
and a domestic science department.
The trip lasted two weeks and was
under the direction of the Colorado
Stato Agricultural College. Miss
Mather is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Cotton Mather, formerly of this place
but now of Ft. Collins, Col. She has
been specializing In domestic science
and her selection as assistant on a trip
of this kind shows how well she is
succeeding in her work.
Clarence Kramer, of Springfield, is
the guest of his father, M. G. Kramer.
And Business at Stand Still as
Result of Severe Storm of
Sunday and Monday.
It was a real snow storm that visit
ed Hillsboro and Highland county on
Sunday and Monday It began snow
ing about the middle of Sunday after
noon and kept at it faithfully for al
most twenty four hours. During that
time from ten to twelve Inches of snow
fell. A high wind was blowing all the
time and the snow drifted badly, mak
ing the roads impassable Tbe drifts
In places were live and six feet deep.
The storm was general throughout
the country and hascaused great dam
age and much suffering In many sec
tions. Street car trafllc was suspend
ed In most of the large cities Monday
and the trains on all the railroads
have been running many hours behind
their schedule and reports of stalled
trains are numerous in the dally pa
pers. The roads running Into Hillsboro
have all managed to get all their
trains In and out, although running
several hours behind time. The B. &
O. train which leaves Cincinnati at 4
o'clock in the afternoon and Is due
here at 0:05 did not get here until
11:15, taking seven hours and a quar
ter for the run of sixty miles It was
necessary in order to have sufficient
steam for the engine to drive through
the drifts to cut off the steam in the
coaches and when the train pulled
Into Hillsboro the engine was covered
with Ice.
Monday being Washington's birth
day, a legal holiday, the rural mall
carriers did not try to go over their
routes. Tuesday morning all ot them
started but none of them waable to
get all the way, most of them finding
the roads impassable within a few
miles from town.
Business has been at a stand still in
Hillsboro and from reports in the
dally papers everywhere since Sunday.
Tuesday morning was the coldest day
of the winter, many thermometers in
Hillsboro registering as low as eight
degrees below zero On Sunday the
temperature fell 32 degrees in less
than six hours end while not as cold
as at other times, many say the
weather the last few days has been
the worst in thirty years.
The Cincinnati Weather Bureau re
ports that there has been a total
snowfall during February of 214 in
ches, which Is the greatest amount on
record. The previous record was in
1010 when 20 0 inches fell.
Bootleggers Caught.
Ed Horton was arrested Sunday
charged w 1th selling a quart of whiskey
to Reuben Chaney. When taken be
fore Mayor Wllklns he pleaded guilty
and was fined $100 and the costs, which
he paid. The arrest was made by
Officer Walker and was the result of
some clever detective work.
Brooks Renoe was arrested over &
year ago, charged with Illegal traffic
In intoxicating liquor. He was fined
$100 and the costs, of which he paid
$50. The balance was suspended upon
condition that he would quit engaging
in the illegal business. Information
of sucli convincing nature came to the
ears of the officers last week that he
was again engaging in the business
that an execution was Issued to collect
the balance of the tine and costs. He
promised to pay the amount due, but
asked for a few days in which to raise
the money, which Mayor Wilki n
granted him. If the money is not
paid soon he will be sent to the Cincin
nati workhouse to wotk out the tine
, and costs.
Court News.
Only one new case was filed in the
Common Pleas Court during the past
R S. Moss and Charles B. Moss ask
for a judgment against William H.
Hamilton for $1045 62 with Interest
from Jan. 22, 1913. The plalntiffsstate
that In 1912 they entered Into a part
nership with Hamilton for the pur
chase and sale of cattle In Greenfield
and vicinity, the plaintiffs to rec ive
half of the profits if any and to stand
half of the losses If any and the de
fendant to receive half the profits and
stand half of the losses ; that pursuant
of this contract between Dec. 13, 1912
and Jan 17, 1913 they purchased and
sold cattle, losing on the transactions
$3J53 65; that the defendant has re
fused and failed to pay his share of the
loss although he at one time admitted
that he was indebted to them in that
amount and gave them a check for
$500 to apply on the Indebtedness hut
that the bank refused payment when
the check was presented.
Mrs. Fred McClure and daughter,
Harriett, of Norwood, were the guests
Saturday and Sunday of the former's
sister, Mrs. R. D. McClure, and other
relatives here.
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