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VOL. 79. NO. 6
Next Week With Appropriate Ex
ercisesCommencement on
Friday Night.
Hillsboro Keeps Record Clean By
Defeating Foresters Sunday
By Score of 8 to 7.
Joseph Perin Gives Graphic
Account of Trip From
War Ridden Country
Against Americans and Many in
sults Offered Them by Mexi-cans-Statue
of Wash
ington Torn Down.
Joseph G. Perin arrived here Mon
day from Mexico City and Is a guest
of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. G.
Mr Perin left Mexico City on May 6
oa the last train carrying Americans
from that city. They went by rail to
Coatzcalcos. a port on the gulf coast
and left there on May 8 on a govern
ment transport. The transport would
only accommodate 230 passangers, but
628 were crowded on board. For six
days Mr. Perin did not have his clothes
off, the cabins being turned over to
woman and children. They arrived
at Vera Cruz on May 14 and were held
In quarantine for three days as they
had been In the yellow fever district.
From New Orleans he came directly
home. The United States government
paid all transportation charges of all
Americans leaving Mexico. He says
that everyone on the boat was In good
spirits, although many had loft In
Mexico everything thev had walking
out of their homes and business houses,
locking the doors behind them. On
the boat they had dances during the
week and oh Sunday held church .ser
vices. Mr. Perin has been In Mexico for
over ten years, being connected with
the Gould Interests as Commercial
Agent. When seen by a representa
tive of the Nkws-Herald Wednes
day, he said:
"The first active demonstrations
against Americansin Mexico City were
made after the landing of the troops
at Vera Cruz. Until then there were
no more signs of war there than In
Hlllsboro. Within a half an hour af
ter the news of landing of troops was
received mobs gathered and cries of
"Kill the Americans'-' could be heard.
That night the American Club was
stoned and the mob threatened to
burn the building. I was in the bulla
ing at the time with about eighty
other Americans. Someone called up
the Federal headquarters and Federal
troops were sent and dispersed the
"From that time on an American
could not appear on the streets with
out being Insulted. As you would walk
along you would be spat upon and
called vile names.
"For several days I was on the
transportation committee, appointed
by Charge O'Shaunnesy, for arranging
for Americans to leave the city. I
worked with him and he did every
thing possible for the protection and
safety of Americans.
"Prior to the landing of the troops
a company of Americans had been
formed and drilled by Capt. Burnsldes,
at the American " Embassy. On the
second day Federal troops came to the
Embassy and took our machine guns
and arms and amunitlon of all kinds.
This left us completely at the mercy
of mobs
"We were first placed under the
care of the British Ambassador and
later transferred to the Brazilian Am
bassador. The latter was most active
and did everything possible for our
comfort and safety.
1 The feeling against Americans is
very bitter and an idea of its extent
can be gathered from the fact that on
April 22, a statute of George Wash
ington was pulled down and dragged
through the streets. Everything the
people could think of was done to the
statute that they thought would in
sult the American people. Also with
in two days after the troops landed
10,000 volunteers were secured to flght
the Americans.
"About five hundred Americans
were still in Mexico City when we
left. They are mostly men of large
business which they can not leave.
They have sent their families to this
"Stores of Americans have been
stoned and looted and all business has
been discontinued. The Gould Inter
ests closed their offices several weeks
"I have a great deal of admiration
for. Gen. IluertsIIe has made -a
Btrong fight against great odds and Is
a man of force and ability. He Is ap
parently absolutely without fear and
yery democratic In his manner and
Next week will be one full of activ
ities for the graduating class of the
Hlllsboro High School On Sunday
night at 7:30 the class sermon will be
delivered at the Presbyterian Church
by Dr. E. R. Slutz.
The Class Exercises will be held at
Bell's Opera House on Thursday even
ing. The class play will be Shakes
peare'n "Taming of. the Shrew",
adapted for use by the High School by
Mrs. Conard Roads. Many local hits
will be worked Into It. Mrs. Roads is
a woman of remarkable literary talent
and the play is certain to .be very en
tertaining. The other usual features
of Class Night will be given.
The Commencement exercises proper
will be held on Friday night. Hon.
Charles L. Swain, of Cincinnati,
speaker of the Ohio House of Repre
sentatives, will deliver the address of
the evening. Arrangements had
beenlmade to have Prof. W. E. Arter,
of Cambridge, deliver the address but
on account of pressing duties at this
time, he was compelled to cancel his
Music for the occasion will be fur
nished by the Apollo Quartette of
Cincinnati. This is one of the best
quartettes in Cincinnati and is certain
to please everyone.
On account of the depleted condi
tion of the finances of the schools the
number of complimentary tickets will
be much less than In former years
Only two tickets will be given to each
graduate and the number cut down
in many other ways. This is neces
sary as the receipts of the different
exercises must at least meet the ex
penses and it is hoped will exceed
The graduating class has thirty six
members, 11 girls and twenty-six
boys. The class roll follows : Mar
Jorle Wilson, Christine Stevenson,
Helen Parkes, Violet Morgan, Madge
Dillon, Zella Miller, Mary Butler,
Lorhea Farls, Anna McQuillan, Mar
garet Glaze, Rachel Caldwell, John
McD. Matthews, Daniel Morgan, Jr.,
Huggart McMullen, George McCon
naughey, Perin McDermott, Robert
Duffy, nomer Lucas, Elmer Dunn,
Paul Love, John Christy, Ulrlc Roush,
Thomas Grlfiln, Lewis Pence, Otto
Shaffer, Russell Fling, Glenn Tener,
Neal McCoy, Ralph Roberts, Thomas
Maroney, Lester Vance, John Jordan,
William Bussey, Fred Keelor, La
Verne McConnaughey, Joseph Vance
and Mills Lemon.
Probate Court Proceedings.
Will of Elisha Beaver probated.
Geo. A. Harris, assignee of W. J.
Sulcebarger, filed report of private
sale of personal property.
W.lll of Margaret Nugent probated.
Geo. A. Harris; assignee of W. J.
Sulcebarger, filed first and final ac
count. Mary A. Duckwall appointed admin
istratrix of L. R. Duckwall.
Annie M. Nugent appointed execu
trix of Margaret Nugent.
Harry E. and Gettle Chaney ap
pointed admrs. of Geo. F. Chaney.
H. M. Fullerton, admr. of James E.
Moore, filed report of private sale of
personal property.
Lillian Cohn, admrx. of Ike Cohn,
filed first and final account.
Elizabeth Y. Garrett, admrx. of O.
N. Garrett, filed application for dis
tribution of assets in kind.
Will of Mark R. Willits filed.
John Ervln, exr of Sallie B. Ervin,
filed first and final account.
Joseph A. and Carey " Beavers ap
pointed executors of Elisha Beavers.
Eliot Lloyd, admr of Lon Neal, filed
inventory and appraisement.
Nancy J. Gall elected to take under
the will of John N Gall.
Starley V. Chaney appointed guar
dian of Mary Margine Chaney etal.
Robert li. Gaddls, exr of Rachel A.
Gaddls, filed first, final and distribu
tive account.
Harry E. and Gettie Cheney, admrs.
of George F. Chaney, filed Inventory
and appraisement and application to
sell personal property at private sale.
Mary L. West appointed trustee of
Ed Q. West.
Will of Mark R. Willits probated.
mode of living. He can be seen almost
any day without a body guard and
frequently dines at hotels and cafes
the same as ordinary guests.
"Things looked rather" shaky In
Mexico City for several days and I
was very glad to get out safely and
back to Hlllsboro.
"While I do ndt desire to criticise
the National administration, I believe
that the policy followed has been a
mistaken one and this Is the genorel
feeling of all Americans in Mexico.
Many being very bitter towards Pres
ldent Wilson and Secretary of State
Albert Gossett Despondent
On Account of Illness
Kills Himself
And Pulled Trigger With His Toe
Entire Load Entering His
lleart-His Home Was
Near Lynchburg.
Albert Gossett, a young farmer who
lives about 3 miles west of Lynchburg,
committed suicide Wednesday morn
ing, shooting himself through the
heart with a shot gun. Despondency
over the condition of his health is
thought to have caused Mr. Gossett to
take his life.
The terrible tragedy was enacted at
the home of Mr. Gossett. He had
arisen that morning about four
o'clock and gone to the barn to do his
f edlng. His wife got up at the same
time and prepared breakfast. About
five o'clock she called him. When he
did not answer she went to the barn
to look for him. Near the barnyard
gate she found the body of her hus
band lying on the ground, with a hole
through his left chest over the heart
and the shot gun lying by his side.
Mr. Gossett had undoubtedly pre
pared carefully for his rash act. He
had taken off his right shoe and sock,
placed the muzzle of the gun over his
heart and pulled the trigger with his
toe. The entire contents of the gun
had entered his chest passing through
the heart. The muzzle of the gun
must have been against his body as
the hole in his chest was just the size
of the gun barrell. There were no
other marks on the body and it is
thought that he had sat down before
pulling the trigger.
Wnen Mr. Gosett was seven years
old he suffered an Injury to his spine
and was compelled to wear a plaster
cast for a number of years. He ap
parently recovered from this injury,
but last winter he began to suffer a
great deal from his spine and it Is
thought that despondency over the
recurrence of his old trouble caused
him to end his life.
Mr. Gossett was in his 31st year and
was a prominent, and progressive
farmer. He is survived by his wife
and one child nine months old.
The funeral services will be held at
Pricetown Christian Church this af
ternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by
Rev. Frank Foust. Burial will be
made in the Ruble cemetery near
But Joseph Reno and Lewis Hast
ings Escape With Only
Slight Injuries.
Lewis Hastings and Joseph Reno,
of Berryville, had a narrow escape
Tuesday afternoon, when the automo
bile In which they were riding turned
turtle. They escaped with only a few
bruises and slight cuts.
The men had been to Ralnsboro on
business and were on their way to
Hlllsboro Just when they reached
the bottom of the hill coming out of
Dallas the tire on the left front wheel
blew out. Mr. Hastings, who was
driving, was unable to hold the car in
the road and it went over the embank
ment on the south side and turned
Mr. Reno was thrown from the car,
striking on his right side, bruising his
right shoulder and cutting his right
knee. His rUht leg was caught un
der the car twisting his ankle.
Mr. Hastings was pinned under the
car but by great good fortuna the car
stopped in such a way that he only
sustained a slight Injury to his right
knee. Mr. Reno was able to lift the
j car so that Mr. Hastings could crawl
out from under It
I A telephone call to, Currle's Gargage
brought a machine to the scene of the
accident and the men were brought
here and taken to the olllce of a phy
sician, where their injuries were
"The machine was an R. C. H. and
was badly damaged.
For Congress.
To the Editor of The News-Herald ;
Please announce my candidacy for
the Republican nomination for Con
gress in the Sixth District of Ohio.
I shall be glad to talk or correspond
with all about the issues before the
people. Mabk Crawford,
Portsmouth, Ohio,
Important Case On Fire In
surance Policy On Wool
is Being Tried
When it Burned is Claim of Com
panyOne New Case Filed
Last Week-Hall Pleads
Not Guilty.
The trial of the case of Weil Bros.
& Co , of Ft. Wayne, Ind., agains. the
Connecticut Fire Insurance Co., began
before Judge Newby and a jury Mon
day morning. The suit is on a fire
insurance policy for 82,000. Three
other cases each for $2,000 against
other Insurance companies on the same
loss are also pending.
Well Bros & Co., are wool dealers
with their main olllce at Ft. Wayne,
Ind. In the summer of 1012 Charles
V. Purdy, of New Market, was buying
wool for them and the wool was to be
stored In a barn belonging to Mr
Purdy In New Market. In the early
morning hours of July 12, 1912, the
barn and Its contents were burned
Weil Bros & Co. claim that at that
time there were 32,000 pounds of wool
in the barn of a market value of 29
cents a pound. The Insurance policies
covered the wool.
Counsel for the Insurance company
In their opening statement said that
they would prove that the wool was
not in the barn at the time ; that the
barn and Its contents were destroyed
in a few hours and that If the quantity
of wool claimed had been In It that It
would have burned for days and the
odor would have been such that no one
could have lived in the town.
Abraham Well, one of the plaintiffs,
was on the witness stand all day Tues
day and most of Wednesday morning.
The greater part of his testimony was
the reading of correspondence between
himself and the Insurance Co. the state
fire marshall, J. W Zuber, and Charles
Purdy. On cross-examlna.lon It was
brought out that the state fire mar
shal had Investigated the fire and that
claims were made at one time that the
barn was set on fire. The case will
probably take the greater part of the
Howard L. Townsend, of Ft. Wayne,
Ind., and Col. D Q. Morrow are coun
sel for the plaintiffs and J. W. Mooney
and Mr. Emmons, of Columbus, and
Smith & Morrow represent the de
fendant. ONE NEW CASK.
Only one new case was filed in the
Common Pleas Court during the past
The Home Building & Loan Com
pany, of Greenfield, asks for a judg
ment for 600.22 against John R. Har
rison on a promissory no.te. It says
that said note was secured by a mort
gage on In-Lot No. 545 in Greenfield
and prays that In default of the pay
ment of the note that the mortgage
be foreclosed. The plaintiff further
says that the Peoples National Bank,
of Greenfield, and G. A. Pavey & Son,
of Leesburg, claim to have a lien on
the premises.
Harry Hall, Indicted by the recent
grand jury for shooting with intent to
kill and carrying concealed weapons,
was arraigned Tuesday and entered a
plea of not guilty. His bond was fixed
at $000, which he gave. Ills trial was
set for June 15.
Election of Officers.
The following olllcers were elected
at the meeting of the Home and School
Association Friday : Pres., Mrs Jas.
M. McDermott; vice pres., Mrs. O. A.
Thompson ; sec'y., Mrs. John L. Mil
ler; treas, Mrs. Charles Swartz. In
her annual report the secretary gave a
brief review of the activities of the I
association during the past vear, show
ing much accomplished. J. M. Hlbben,
president of the board of education,
made a talk on the needs and condi
tions of the schools. Following the
meeting a social hour was enjoyed.
Refreshments were served.
State Highway.
The ounty commissioners made ap
plication to State Highway' Commis
sioners for the construction of a state
highway, beginning at Marshall and
running two miles towards Hlllsboro
at their meeting Monday. The county
agrees to build and construct the
bridges and culverts and 50 per cent,
of the expense of surveys and other
preliminary expenses.
Hlllsboro kept up Its good work Sun
day defeating the Cincinnati Foresters
at the Fair Ground by the score of 8
to 7. The game was close and excit
ing Hlllsboro scoring the winning run
after two were out In the ninth.
The feature of the game was a sensa
tional one handed catch by Fisher In
the fourth. Gleske, of the Foresters,
met one on the nose and sent It between
right and center. It looked like it was
good for at least three bases, but
Fisher started with the crack of the
bat and just as the ball passed over his
head put up his gloved hand and the
ball stuck.
Deakyne started the game but turned
his ankle In the second inning and had
to retire, Davis taking his place. Davis
pitched a good game but his support
was ragged.
The locals kept up their heavy hit-,
ting and the visitors had to use two
pitchers. The locals also played an
aggressive game both in the field and ,
at the bat. One thing that must be ,
said for the boys and that is that they I
are always trying. I
The Clncy's will be here next Sun
day. This is one of the good amateur
team3 of Cincinnati and a good game
Is certain.
The score follows :
Emery, c 3 3 0 11 1 0
Moorhead, ss 5 2 3 0 2 3
Rogers, lb 5 0 2 8 10
Fisher, rf 4 112 0 0
McLaren, 3b 4 0 2 10 0
Vance, cf 4 0 1 10 1
Easter, 2b 2 0 0 3 2 0
Vacant, If 4 12 10 0
Deakyne, p 10 10 10
Davis, p 3 110 2 1
Total 35 8 13 27 6
R. Miller, cf 4 11 2 0 0
Mott, ss 4 0 0 3 2 0 '
Gleske, 2b 4 0 0 1 2 l
Noth, c&p 422 120!
Smith, rf& 3b 4 12 3 5 0
O. Miller, lb 4 0 1 9 10
Klmmlck, If 4 0 0 111
noey, 3b &c 3 11 6 0 1
lnderlden,p&rf3 2 10 10
Total 34 7 8 2G 14 3
Name 123450789 RHE
Hlllsboro 30111000 2 8 13 0
Foresters 010220001 7 83
Batteries Hlllsboro, Deakyne, Da
vis, Emery ;Foreste s.Inderiden, Noth,
nowe. Two base hits McLaren,
Moorhead, Smith. Three base hits
Inderlden. First on balls off Davis,
2 ; off Noth, 1. Hit by pitcher Noth,
2. Struck out by Deakyne, 4 in 2 in
nings, Davis, G, Noth, 4. Umpire,
RIchter Time, 2:15.
Death of Ars. Lucy Vinsonhaller.
Mrs. Lucy Vinsonhaller died at her
home on S. East street Friday morn
ing at 8 o'clock. She was 73 years of
age and had been sick for about two
years, practically helpless for the last
six months. The funeral services were
held at the home Sunday afternoon at
2 30, conducted by Dr. W. H. Shields.
Burial was made in the Hlllsboro
cemetery. She Is survived by one
daughter, Mrs Lelghton Holmes, and
two grandchildren, hoy and Lucy Long
Van Zandt.
Notice to Potato Contestants.
O. C. Muhlbach, who has charge of
the Potato Contest at the Hlllsboro
Fair, asks that the attention of the
boys and girls who have entered, be
called to the condition that they are
not allowed to use artificial means In
the cultivation of their crop. They
must not use straw or glass to cover
the plants nor Irrigate nor any other
artificial means, if they hope to receive
a prize. If they have any doubt as to
whether It would be proper to do a
particular thing, they should consult
Mr. Muhlbach.
3t9 In Flower Contest.
The Flower Contest for the Hlllsboro
Fair closed Saturday with 349 entries.
This Is 25 more entries than last year
and means that the Floral Hall will
be a bower of beauty during the Fair
this year and that it will be worth a
trip to the grounds to see this display
alone. C. C. Muhlbach is in charge of
this feature and it is due to his able
management that the interest of the
children has been aroused. 'Mr. Muhl
bach will be pleaded to give the child
ren advice and Instruction In regard to
the cultivation of their Mowers at, any
The regular meeting of the John
M. Barrere Post, No. 205, G. A. R.,
will be held Friday evening May 22.
All members are requested to be
Christine Cooper Accidently
Shot by Four Year Old
Carl Fenner Saturday
In Outhouse of Ova Hopkins While
Playing Hide-and-Seek- Bul
let Enters Head De
plorable Accident.
Christine Cooper, the eight year old
granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. John
Cooper, was shot by Carl Fenner, the
four year old son of Mrs. Ed Fenner
Saturday afternoon at six o'clock and
died that night at 10 o'clock from the
It was one of the saddest and most
deplorable accidents that has ever
occurred In Hlllsboro.
Saturday afternoon Christine Cooper
and Carl and Russell Fenner were
playing "hide-and-seek." Christine
made her home with her grandparents
whollveonS. Vine streets. Mrs. Fen
ner lives on the corner of South and
Vine streets. While playing one of
the children hid in an out house on
the rear of the place of Mr. and Mrs.
Ova Hopkins, the rear of the Hopkins
place adjoining the Cooper place Mr.
Hopkins had brought home a flobert
rifle with which to shoot rats and had
put It in the out house. Little Carl
Fenner found the gun and had it in
his hands when found by the other
children. Christine told him to put it
back where he found it and as he
started to replace it in some unexplaln
able way It was discharged, the bullet
striking Christine over the right eye
and entering the brain. She never
regained consciousness and died at 10
o'clock that night.
Little Russell Fenner told of the
accident and membersof the distracted
families rushed to the place and carried
Christine toner home and meulcal aid
was summoned but the soul of the
little girl soon passed to her Maker.
Only the children were present when
the accident occurred and they are so
small iUs impossible to get a coherent
account of w hat happened. Carl says
that Chi Istine told him to out the sun
back and that he started to do It; that
he did not pull the trigger and that he
does not know what made it go off.
Russell tells practically the same story
as his brother.
The members of the Cooper family
and Mrs Fenner have been prostrated
since the lamentable accident.
No blame attaches to any one for the
accident. The chllaren are all too
young to have any responsibility or to
be considered negligent under such
conditions. It is one of those terrible
accidents which at times happen to
young children.
Christine was a very bright, attrac
tive and lovable child, the life of the
home and her untimely death Is a
great bereavment and they are all
heart broken and the affliction seems
almost more than they can bear.
The funeral services were held at
the Cooper home Monday afternoon at
1 30, conducted by Dr. A. A. Nellls, of
the Baptist church. Burial was made
at New Market.
Men Who Killed ClianeyDischarged
The perllminary hearing of John F.
and Edward Esterkamp, Edward F.
Sellers and John Lorenz, the four men
charged with the murder of George
Chaney, of Berryville, was held before
Municipal Judge Fox, of Cincinnati,
Friday. Judge Fox dismissed the
men. Chaney was killed about mid
night of Saturday, May 2, at WInton
Place. His skull was fractured either
by a blow from one of the above named
men or from striking the curbstone
when he fell. He never regained con
sciousness after the Injury The men
arrested said they acted In self defense.
Hobos Break Jail.
Four hobos, two white and two
colored, were arrested at Sardinia
Saturday nlghg for breaking Into an
N & W. freight car. They were placed
in the Sardinia lockup, but did not
care for the accommodations furnished
so they pried the door open with a
window weight and left without bid
ding the olllcers good bye. They
wrote on the wall of the cell "Safety
first, clean up " This proves that they
were professional hobos and' that the
lockup was very dirty as "safety first"
Is a railroad motto and a place must
be filthy Indeed when a tramp will
kick about it. Three of the men were
captured at Portsmouth Sunday even
ing by a railroad detective. The men
are thought to be old offenders.
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