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VOL. 79. NO. 5
Were Glencoes, of Cincinnati, by
Hillsboro, Sunday, Score
Being 9 to 0.
MEMORIAL DAY appraisement of plant
AII AMr.PMPNTI Of llirtsboro Liirlit & Fuel Co.
,r.i.i-.n VRLdTlLdi tj AcipH Pnr hv Cniinril...! i(rlit
Bills Paid.
Miss Harriett Ayres Gives
Graphic Accountof Trip
From Mexico City
By Mexicans and Protection Af
forded by British All That
Saved Many Americans
Thrilling Experiences
Miss Harriett Ayres for twenty
seven years a missionary in Mexico,
arrived heroJ3aturday having just
returned from Mexico.
While in Cincinnati Miss Ayres gave
the following incerview to a represen
tative of the Commercial Tribune in
which she tells of her thrilling experi
ences in escaping from Mexico. The
account given by Miss Ayres will be
of especial Interest to the people of
Hillsboro and Highland county, as she
is so well known to many of them.
"It was only through the care taken
by the representatives of England that
many of the Americans managed to
elude the threatening crowds in Mexi
co City and make our way Bafely to
Vera Cruz, and the protection offered
there by the American forces.
"The English authorities at the Brit
ish Embassy were the-flrst to realize
the danger which we faced as Ameri
cans, and they managed to get the
permission of Huerta to load the
foreigners aboard the train and escort
them to the seacoast. A representa
tive of that government went along
and many times he was called upon in
emergency when the train was stopped
by the Mexican soldiers and people.
"The train thatcarrled us to the sea
coast was only allowed to leave the
Mexican capital when the English flag
was placed at the head of the engine.
"The first report received in Mexico
Clty.of the fleet' moving to Mexican
waters came on a Monday night.
Tuesday noon we learned of the troops
landing at Vera Cruz. Two young
ladies of our party left Mexico City on
Tuesday morning and reached Coledad,
thirty miles from Vera Cruz, but the
Mexican, commander turned them
"They reported that the natives at
Orizaba, which is half .way between
the two cities, were excited and trouble
was feared when the presence of the
two Americans became known. At
Orizaba the Mexicans will probably
make their big stand against- the ad
vance of the American army.
"On Tuesday we received word to get
out at once, but then the cables were
cut and we received nothing further.
There was rioting on Tuesday, night,
crowds surging the streets. Some were
orderly and others called, 'death to
the Americans.'
"Shouts of 'Down with the United
States' could -be heard all through the
night. Reports received in the early
morning hours indicated that eight
Americans had been killed during the
night, but this number was later
changed to three.
"The Mexicans on our premises were
loyal to us as were our friends among
them. The Mexican, when a friend, is
in reality a friend and will stick to you
through any trouble.
"Wednesday afternoon we learned
that the American embassy could do
nothing for us, then the English tjook
charge of the matter and under the
English flag steamed out of Mexico
City. '
" We were unable to take any bag
gage. "When at Esperanza we were stopped
by a half drunken Mexican Federal
Captain who Insisted on knowing how
many Americans were on the train.
Our negro porter denied there was any good will of all the foreigners In Mexl
and the Mexican conductor stood by co by his firm stand against violence of
the passengers. We were detained an any sort that would Implicate for
hour In the middle of the night there' elgners."
and stopped at other points.
"As we passed through the country
cheers for the Mexican flag and against
our country could be heard at all hours. I
"Cn the outpost of the Mexican line
at Vera Cruz we were stopped and
forced to march between a line of sol-
dlers while our tickets were examined. crossedtne llne am arter capturjnff
The Federal soldiers claimed there thousands of the American soldiers at
were two American newspaper men Laredo, had captured San Antonio and
on the train. I blown ur Amealcan gunboats at Tarn-
"Later they held four men who had
pearly ticket on the road and it was Sh' sa,d fi ,
only through the earnest efforts of the , of Amerlcan marInes was tne b,
Britishers in charge of the train that t ,ece of nv&Mce ever perpe
they were released. They proved to Uted, and that the act of meditation
be old railroad men who knew the line jwa8ta'keo am
from end to end, and the Mexicans thol0th. ereJ,n h
feared to allow them to get within the I , ' .. . N , ,
American lines Miss Ayres represented the Clncln-
'We wore met at Tejiras by a squad natl bran5n of the Methodists in Mex
of English marines carrying the Onion ico for over twenty-seven yeaTs, and
Jack and the Hag of truce. The sight her home is in Hillsboro.
.Hillsboro defeated the Glencoes, of
Cincinnati, at the Fair Ground Sun
day afternoon by the score of 9 to 0.
The pitching of Vanzant and the
hard timely hitting of the locals were
the features of the game. "Wette"
pitched one of the best games of his
career, having perfect ontrol and
never being in danger, although his
support wabbled a little at times. He
did not give a base on balls, allowed
only three measly hits and struck out
The game was a beauty up to the
seventh when our boys broke loose,
Rogers delivering with a drive for two
bases when the sacks wore full.
Hillsboro Is playing a fast, aggressive
game and are hitting the ball hard
and at times when hits "mean runs.
They are going at a gait that is hard
to beat. The game next Sunday will
be with Covington, Ky.
The score follows :
White, cf 5 110 1
Emery, c 4 2 8 10
Moorhead, ss 3 12 10
Rogers, lb 4 1 12 1 1
Fisher, rf 4 110 0
McLaren, 3b ,4 0 1 4 0
Eoster, 2b 4 2 2 2 0
Deakyne, rf 4 10 0 0
Vanzant, p 4 10 5 3
Totals 30 10 27 12 5
Dauer. lb 4 1 " 6 0 1
Franke, o 4 15 0 1
Fiem, cf 3 0 12 0
Joachin, ss 113 2 0
Schalbach, 3b 4 0 1 1 1
Bower, If 4 0 4 10
Hernlkel, rf 3 0 10 0
Faller, 2b 2 0 111
Dillon, p 10 2 11
Reifenberger, p 1
Totals 30 3 34 8 6
Hillsboro 0 0 110 15 x 9
Glencoes 0 0? 0 -0-0 -O. 0- 0 0
Two base hits Easter, Deakyne,
Rogers, Emery. Three base hits
White. Stolen bases Hillsboro 5.
Sacrifice hits Moorhead, Flem. Bases
on balls off Dillon, 2. Hit batter
Vanzant 1, 'Dillon 1. Wild pitch
Dillon 2. Struck out by Vanzant 9,.
Dillon 3, Reifenberger 2. Left on
bases Hillsboro G, Glencoes 5. Um
pire, Rlchter. Time 1:55.
Meeting1 To Elect Officers.
The regular meellngof the Home &
School Association will be held at the
Webster school building Friday after
noon at 2 30. The annual election of
officers will be held at this meeting.
A social time will be had following
the meeting.
of that flag was only eclipsed when the
American flag came into view at the
outposts of Vera Cruz.
"Here we saw the marines popping
Into view from trenches, frombehind
trees and coming from buildings.
Cheers from these boys greeted us as
we hove into sight.
"Saturday night we were ordered to
the United States. No money was
accepted for transportation and those
who had purchased tickets were given
back their money.
"After being held in quarantine for
two days at New Orleans we were
landed. Those Americans who had no
American gold were given a railroad
tlcketand money enough to carry them
to their homes. All this was furnished
by the United States Government.
"Mob violence in Mexico is the dread
of the Americans who live there.
This Is incited by the lowest politi
cians and rabid students.
"Minister Gamboa, of the so called
President Huerta's Cabinet-gained the
She also told of the- lies that were
printed under the direction of the gov
ernment authorities in Mexico City
about the war In the north. She
claimed that the papers said the Amer
icans were afraid of the Mexicans and
that the troops in the north had
Six New Cases Were Filed in
Common Pleas Court
the Past Week
J. Ed Shannon and Joseph Aliller
Appointed on Jury Commis
sionMoore Forfeits
Bond Other News.
Six new cases were filed In the Com
mon Pleas Court during the past week,
five being for divorce.
L. A. Surber et al vs. A. Q. Landess
et al is a suit asking for an Injunction
against the levying of taxes for the
construction of the Landess and Union
Church Free Turnpike No. 99 The
pike was granted by the county com
missioners on March 2. 1914 and the
plaintiffs, L. A. Surber, J. P. Surber,
E. E. Wilson, O. L. Roler, J. Frank
Fender, C. N. Fender, E. L. Carr,
Sophia Cay, A. S Rhoades, Charles
Fender, David Fender, D. H. Dunn
and William Lance, are taxpayers
within the bounds of the road. They
.allege that notice of the presentation
of the petition asking for the pike
was not published as required by law
and that they had no notice that It
'would be presented or opportunity to
remonstrate against It ; that certain
persons are within the bounds of the
road who are excluded by the Road
Commissioners ; that they believe that
a number of the people who signed the
petition would have withdrawn their
names before the granting of the road
if they had known when the petition
was to be presented. They say that
for these reasons the granting of the
road was illegal and pray that the
Road Commissioners be restrained
from Issuing bonds for the construc
tion of the road and the auditor, W.
A. Teter, from- levying" against their
property for the purposes of construct
ing or improving it.
Myrtle Wyatt asks for a divorce from
Lemuel Wyatt upon the grounds of
gross neglect of duty and adultery.
The parties were married at Center
field on July 22, 1904 and have two
children, Joseph, aged 7 years and
Herschel, aged 2 years. The plaintiff
says that the defendant abandoned her
on April 18, 1912 and that since that
time she has had to support herself
and their children. She also says that
the defendant has been guilty of adul
tery but the names of the women are
unknown to her.
Ella Zane against David Zane is an
action for divorce, the grounds sta.ed
being extreme cruelty and gross neglect
of duty. The parties were married
Feb. 9, 1890 and have live children,
Joseph, Ruth, Elmer, Grace and Her
man. Mrs. Zane also asks for alimony
and the custody of the minor children
and for temporary alimony pending
the hearing of the case.
William T. Thompson seeks a di
vorce from Maude Thompson on the
ground of gross neglect of duty, ex
treme cruelty and adultery. They
have no children. The plaintiff says
that his wife frequently cursed him
and called him bad names and that
several times he lost his position on
account of her actions ; that she has
beeu guilty of adultery with men,
whose names are unknown to him, in
the city of Springfield.
JoelS. Riddle asks for a divorce from
Mary Riddle. The parties were mar
ried on Oct. 11, 1898 at Huntington, W.
Va., and have no children. The plain
tiff says that the defendant deserted
him on April 19, 1912 and that he does
not know her whereabouts. He furth
er says that she was guilty of adultery
at divers times and places but he does
not know the names of the men.
Bessie Hallam seeks a divorce from
W.F.IIallam on the ground of extreme
cruelty. The parties were married
Sept. 1, 1910 and have no children. She
1 says that on March 8, 1013 the defend-
j ant drew a razor on her and attempted
to kill her and that at another time
he struck her with his fist and threat
ened to kill her ; that his treatment of
' her was so bad that she had to leave
him on Aug. 10, 1913.
Judge Newby appointed J. Ed Shan
non, Republican, and Joseph Miller,
Democrat, members of the jury com
mission on Monday. The commission
ers draw the names of the jurymen
from the wheel and both must be
present when this Is done. Their
salary Is 95 per day.
Salisbury Moore, indicted by the last
grand jury, failed to appear in court
Monday and his bond of $400 was for-
Gen. W. R. Warnock, Depart
ment Commander Will
Deliver Address
Will Be Made in Morning and
Parade Held in Afternoon
Services at Christian
Church Sunday. .
Memorial Day will be fittingly cele
brated here this year. The local
Grand Army Post will attend Memo
rial services in a body at the Christian
Church, Sunday morning. May 24, at !
Saturday morning, May 30, Memo
rial Day will betaken up with decora
ting the graves of deceased soldiers.
In the afternoon there will will be a
parade In which the Woman's Relief
Corps, Sons of Veterans, Co. D., O. N.
G., Jr. O. U. A. M , Boy Scouts, High
School Cadets and school children are
requested to join.
After G. A. R. Services at the Mon
ument, Gen. W. R. Warnock, Depart
ment Commander G. A. R., will de
liver the address of the day at Bell's
Opera House. ,, -
Chairman of the different flag com
mittees will call at the Economy
Store and get flags from Comrade II
C. Ambrose.
The following committees have been
appointed :
Committee on Finance A. A-. Ken
nedy, John Martin, John McMullen
and W. J. Morgan.
Committee on Music Jacob Groves,
Jacob Unrig and John McMullen.
Committee on Purchase of Flags
H. C. Ambrose, John Wlnegardner
and J. C. Woodrow.
Committee on Vehicles Gilbert
Holnies, Arch Eaton and E. M. Emery.
' Confmlttee on Flowers Ed- Colvln,
Cary Roads and Wm. Boyle.
Flaglng and Decorating Graves
Hillsboro Cemetery H C.Ambrose,
Ezra Stevenson, Jacob Groves, Gilbert
Holmes and Arch Eaton
Catholic Cemetery Jerry Lynch,
John Wlnegardner and Eugene Stab
ler. Marshall Cemetery R. M. Lyle,
Qulnton Die... and Wm. Klsling.
Ilulitt Cemetery John Roads, Jr.
Boston Cemetery Lewis Vanzant.
New Petersburg Cemetery R. E
Shlrers, Giles Setty.
Pleasant Hill Cemetery J. n.
Roads & nartman Cemetery n.
W. Roads, John Gossett and Dick
New Market Cemetery Nelson Bar
rere, Bowen Vance and Mack Roush.
Auburn Chapel Cemetery James
Roads, Thos. Smith.
Duckwall, Samantha and Hilltop
W. Brown, Lewis Fettro and Thomas
Samantha David Cook and Bud
Ambrose Chapman Cemetery Cary
Holladay and Thos. Mitchell.
Mt. Zion Cemetery George Robin
Pike Chapel Cemetery G. W. Ea
klns, Samuel Storer and John Pence.
Lower Quaker Cemetery Wm.
Fall Cieek Cemetery St. Clair Ful
ton, Geo. Boyle and Herbert Wil
liams. Carmer Cemetery J. T. Penn and
H. N. Head.
W. C. Cowman, Com.
J. C. Wooduow, Adjt.
Miss Harriett Ayres went to Cincin
nati Wednesday. She will deliver an
address at Lockland today and two ad
dresses on Sunday, one at the Dea
coness Hospital and the other before
J one of the Methodist, organizations of
the city. She will tell of her experi
ences and of conditions in Mexico.
felted. Lewis Moore was on the bond.
women sent to jail:
Velma and Elsa Delph, young wo
men who live near East Monroe were
tried before Judge Worley Tuesday on
the charge of conducting a house of
prostitution. They pleaded guilty and
each was fined $100 and given 90 days
in jail. The fines were suspended upon
condition that they do not engage in
the business again.
I John Barwise was placed in the
countv Jail Tuesday. He was bound
over to the Common Pleas Court by
Mayor Durrant, of Greenfield, on the
charge of carrying concealed weapons.
Bruce Head, of Dayton, is visiting
his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Head.
At the adjourned meeting of the
village council Monday night two cer
tificates of indebtedness, each for
$2000, were issued to the Hillsboro
Light & Fuel Co. These certificates
were to cover the bills for street light
ing for the last 7 months.
A resolution was also passed by
council asking the State Public Utili
ties Commission to make an appprase
ment of the plant of the Light Com
pany. The members of council do not
know when this appraisement will be
made, but expect it to be made dur
ing the early summer as the members
of the Commission stated at the time
of the meeting of council with them
in Cincinnati a few weeks ago that
they thought they could get to the
Hillsboro plant sometime during June
or July.
This appraisement will be of value
to council in case it decides to fix by
ordinance the rate the Light Com
pany can charge for commercial light
ing, as council will then have some
thing to work from as showing what
rate would bring the company a rea
sonable return on its Investment.
Council could also use the appraise
ment as a basis to work upon in case
Itshould determine to purchase the
plant for the village.
It might be well again to state that
at the conclusion of the present con
tract council has the power to fix by
ordinance the rate the Light Com
pany may charge for commercial
lighting. If this rate Is not satisfac
tory to the company it may appeal to
the Public Utilities Commission and
the Commission will then determine
what is a reasonable rate.
Death of P. C. Landess.
P. 0. Landess, son of John and Su
san Landess, was born June 18th,
1841, died at his home in Hillsboro,
May 6, 1914, aged 72 years, 10 months
and 18 days. All these years he has
been a resident of Highland county.
On January 11, 1805, he was married
toMargarite Walker. Two daughters
and one son came to this- union all of
whom remain to mourn the loss of
husband and father. In early man
hood he united with the Church of
Christ. He was a charter member of
the church.
Perry Landess was a good citizen
and kind neighbor, a friend to the
needy. 'He had opinions on all public
questions and every one soon knew
where he stood. He was fearless In
the cause of right. Our friends are
dropping out one by one. We greet
them today with a shake of the hand,
and tomorrow they are gone. We can
only say farewell "God be with You
Till We Meet Again." A. Friend.
Men Charged With Murder of
George F. Chaney, Verdict
Self Defense.
In his verdict in the case of George
Chaney, a nillsboro cattleman, who
died on May 4 as a result of injuries
received In a fight near Chester Park
the Saturday night previous, Coroner
Foertmeyer exonerates Edward F.
Sellers, John and Edward Esterkamp
and John F. Lorenz of a charge of
murder. The Coroner holds that the
two Esterkamp boys and Lorenz were
not in any way responsible for the
tragedy, and stated that Sellers acted
In self-defense.
The Coroner states that Edward
Sellers struck Chaney in the face and
the latter fell to the sidewalk, sus
taining a fractured skull when he fell.
Ills verdict stated : "As deceased and
Edward Reno were the aggressors,
Edward Sellers had a right to defend
himself, although it was extremely
unfortunate that Chaney fell in this
manner. John and Edward Ester
kamp and John F. Lorenz had noth
ing to do with the death of Chaney."
Cincinnati Enquirer. Wednesday.
Death of John W. Barrett.
John W. Barrett, aged 03 years, died
at his home at Bridges after a long
illness. The funeral was held on
Wednesday morning at 10:30 at the
Unlversallst Church, Oenterlield, con
ducted by Dr. Wilson, of Cincinnati.
The body was taken to Washington
C. 11 , where It was placed In a vault.
Later It will be Interred at Leesburg,
Barrett was a prominent citizen of
Fairfield township, conducting a gen
eral store and blacksmith tliop at
Brld es for many years.
Mrs. John Matthews returned on
Tuesday from Henderson, Ky., where
she had been called by the death of
her mother, Mrs. McAllister.
C. N. Pulse, Kirby Smith,
John Richmond Named
For This County
And One Progressive Duties and
Salary of Board-Members
of Boards in the Neigh
boring Counties.
The members of the Tax Board of
Complaints for Highland County were
appointed by the State Tax Commis
sion on Tuesday.
The members are Charles N. Pulse,
Lynchbunr. Klrbv Smith. Hnishnrn.
and John Richmond, Sinking Spring.
Mr. Pulse and Mr. Smith are Demo
crats and Mr. Richmond a Proirres-
sive. County Auditor W. A. TVf.nr la
clerk of the board.
The Board of ComDlalnts will nnin
its sessions the first Monday in Au
gust and will probably be in session
tnrougnout the month. The salary of
the members of the Board is fixed by
the Tax Commission and will be not
less than $3 50 nor more than $10 per
It shall be the duty of the board of
complaints to hear ah complaints re
lating to the assessments of both real
and personal property. It shall have
power to lower or raise assessments of
both real and personal property or it
may order a re-assessment by the as
sessor. An appeal from the decision
of the board may be taken to the tax
The board of complaints has power
to Investigate all complaints against
assessments on the tax list with re
spect to the amount of property listed
as well as with respect to the valua
tion. Complaint against any valuation or
assessment may be filed with the
county auditor before the meeting of
the board or while it Is in session,
either as to his own or other's proper
ty. No change shall be made in the
valuation or assessment of any one's
property without notice being given
to him and opportunity iven him to
be heard.
The members of the bsard of com
plaint in neighboring counties fol
low :
Adams John Graham, West Un
ion ; John B. Allison, Peebles ; J. O.
McManls, West Union.
BrownEd. U. Kennedy, George
town ; James B Holman, Eastwood ;
William 1. Ilowland, Ripley.
Clermont Charles L. Kennedy, New
Richmond ; Herbert C. Reed, Chilo ;
Charles L. Ireton. Marathon.
Clinton Horace W. Smith Wil
mington ; Clarence T. Telfair, Sabina;
H. N. Henderson, Wilmington.
Fayette F. M. McCoy, Washing
ton C. H. ; A. J. Kearney, Wayne
township ; N. C Wilcox, JetTorson
ville. The members of the board of com
plaints are appointed one for one year,
one for two years and one for three
Laying of Corner Stone.
The services marking the laying of
the corner stone of the new high school
building In Greenfield will be held
Wednesday afternoon of next week at
1 o'clock Gov. James M. Cox will be
present and deliver an address. Aud
leigh Doster, a member of the graduat
ing class of the Greenfield High School
will also deliver an address and there
will be special exercises by the pupils
of the schools. The new building is a
gift of E L. McUlain and will be one
of the finest in the state when com
pleted. Pricetown Memorial Services.
Memorial Services will be held at
Pricetown Saturday, May 30, at 2
o'clock. Line of march will be form
ed at church, and after services at
cemetorles will return to church
where a very interesting program will
be .rendered. The address will be
given by Hon. Roy flaynes, of nills
boro. Everybody Is cordially invited.
There will also ha a festival held at
George Thomas Nolder, aged 22, died
at the home of his parents in Westboro,
Tuesday, of last week, afters long
illness, Funeral services were held at
the Westboro M. E. church Friday
afternoon at 1.30, conducted by Rev.
Kelch. He was a nephew of George
Nolder, of this place, ne is survived
by his wife, father, mother and ono

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