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VOL. 79. NO. 29
When Republican Candidate
For Governor Spoke
Here Monday Night
And Charged With Gross Extrava
gance and Machine Build-ing-Warnes
Tax Law
Severely Condemned.
Through the first snow storm of the
season the Republican candidate for
Governor, Hon. Frank B. Willis, and
the Republican candidate for congress,
Hon. C. 0. Kearns, came to Hlllsboro
Monday. A big Republican rally was
held at the Opera House and a large
audience had assembled to hear the
noted speakers. The reception of the
speakers was as warm as the weather
was chilly. Judge Cyrus Newby acted
as chairman of the' meeting.
Mr. Kearns was first Introduced.
His address was very brief as he said
that lie knew the people were anxious
to hear his distinguished and eloquent
friend, the nextgovernor of Ohio, Hon.
Frank B. Willis. Mr. Kearns made an
excellent impression with the audi
ence. Mr. Willis was next introduced and
spoke for over an hour, dealing exclu
slvely with state issues. He has a
magnificent physique and fine stage
presence and is a fluent and pleasing
speaker. In his introductory remarks
he referred to the fact that he had
been the lecturer at one of the Teach
er's Institutes in Highland county ;
that he formed some delightful ac
quaintances at that time and had
most pleasant recollections of High
land county and its people and was
glad to again be here. A high tribute
was paid Congressman S. D. Fess by
the speaker, who said that while he
had accomplished but little that the
inspiration, advice and counsel he had
received from Mr. Fess was largely
responsible for what he had done.
He placed Mr. Fess as one of the big
men of the nation.
The first state Issue that he took up
was the temperance question. On this
issue, he said, that his record in the
state legislature and in congresss spoke
for him ; that his actions in both these
bodies were well known; that ho had
advocated temperance legislation and
fought for it when such action was
unpopular and when those who now
posed as the only true apostles of prohi.
bitlon were skulking in the corridors
of the stato house to escape going on
record. Whatever laws are on the
statute books or may hereafter be
placed on the statute books he prom
ised to enforce. He asserted that he
had never gone backward on this ques
tion and whatever course others might
decide to take he emphatically stated
he was in favor of going forward.
Gov. Cox he called the Btate's "chief
saloon keeper" and advocated taking
away from the governor the power to
appoint the license commissioners in
the wet counties.
At the formation of this govern
ment, Mr. Willis said, that two great
exponents of different policies of gov
ernment for republics arose, Alexander
Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson;
Hamilton the believer in a strong
central government, an executive in
whose hands was placed great power ;
Jefferson on the other hand believed
in leaving the power directly in .the
hands of the people, of referring all
matters to them and was opposed to a
stong central government believing
that the different subdivisions should
be Jealous of their rights. Gov. Cox,
according to the speaker, was carrying
out the principles of Hamilton and
should be defeated for this reason;
that he, Mr. Willis, was opposed to
the strong central government and the
placing of power In the hands of the
executive and promised if elected to
in no way interfere with the leglsla
tive or judicial departments of the
government and would not tako away
from the people any rights which they
had heretofore held.
The Wames Tax Law was roundly
denounced and condemned. Gov. Cox
was accused of using It to build up a
great political machine which extend
ed into every taxing district of every
county of the state.
T nrnnt nt 1,1a'
in proof of his
statement ho read the letter recently
sfinr hv fitatfi rhairman Flninr t t,n
Suntv tax SssSrs This better
fonows- a8Sessors- Tn,s tter
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iuu,onui8.,ou i una cam
uu uin wm iiiw wio uuii o 0(0. Alio
average man is very little Interested
in his valuation or tax rate. What
Interest him Is the amount pf taxes
Nflll 4-liln Itlturt lllt-fl VA Dlllltn nn. fflU r
;To IWIioni Paid and For What
Purpose the Money of the
County is Expended.
E. E. Garen, pike supt pay roll, $33
Mrs. John Woodmansee, board and
damage, 30.
W. H. Ballentine, cement, $02 10
O. M. Richardson pike supt pay
roll, $38 12.
O R. Keelor, pike supt pay roll,
$10 75.
J. M. Huston, hauling gravel, $15
O. W. McCoppin, hardware, $5.75.
J. L. Carlisle, $50.25.
G W. Rucker, crushed stone, $35.
Q Charles Barry, gravel, $2.10.
H. E. Mullenlx, coal, $7 41.
N. C. Bales, repairs, $ 2 20.
Wm. Jones, repairs, $14 55.
G. W. Tedrlck, stone mas, $128.75.
Dodson, Wardlow & Smith, fill,
Wallace McLaren, concrete, f 180.80.
L. A. Beucler. cement, $8.
Howard Cochran, repairs, $3.
Cincinnati Iron & Steel Co., steel,
W. I. Iron, patching, $5.
W. T. Walker, painting, $0.50.
Wyatt Williams, roadway damages,
J. A. Hodson, repairs, $15'25.
Perry Fender, damages, $8.
Josiah Polk, lumber, $18.04.
Matthews & Hodson, gravel, $15. .
Family Reunion.
country home of Mrs.
Cummings,of near Marshall, was the
scene of a verv nrntt.v affair, whpn all
tlifi chllriran. errand nlillilrnn nnH
great grand children assembled at
their old home October 25 to hold a
family reunion.
A sumptuous dinner was served and
a jolly time was had by all. Grand,
mother who is 81 years of age enjoyed
it as much as the children. Each one
departed wishing family reunions
came quite often.
About 41 were present. Those from
a distance were as follows: Mr. and
Mrs. Wm. Cummings, of Indiana, Mr.
and Mrs. Jas. Cummings and daugh
ters, Mr. and Mrs. John Hopper and
children and Mr. and Mrs. Curtis
Altman, of Washington C. H., Mr.
and Mrs. T. O. Armstrong and daugh
ter, of Seaman, and Chas. Cummings
and family, of Petersburg.
Social Meeting and Banquet.
The Highland County Medical Soci
ety will hold a social meeting and
banquet at the Hotel Parker on next
Wednesday evening, Nov. 4, at 7
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Baptist Church.
Bible School at 9. Preaching by the
pastor at 10:30 a. m. and 7 p. m. Morn
ing subject, "The Sacrifice of Isaac."
Evening subject, "The Anger of Je
sus." Young people's service Sunday
evening at 6:15.
he must pay this year and the amount
of money he saves. This card shows
this, and it also advises every tax payer
just how much of his own money has
been paid In past years for the privil
ege of voting for a tax assessor. All
the Information you have disseminated
is good. It is good publicity, but this
card is to be the 'cap sheat.' It is to
tell the whole story directly and indi
vidually and personally and emphati
cally to each taxpayer.
"Then you are to make up these lists
and the list in each tax division should I
ne placed in the hands of the county
executive committee so that when a
speaker goes to any precinct, or when
any sort of a meeting Is held in any
precinct, the facts may be hammered
Mr Willis dwelt at some length on
this letter as proof of the political
machine and asked who was paying
for having these slips prepared and
sent out.
What he termed the gross extrava
gance of the Cox administration was
next taken up; the 9,000 state ap
pointees, the numerous commissioners
and the salaries paid . Instead of there
being a surplus in the state treasury
he claimed that the out standing ap
propriations exceeded by 94,800,000
the money Jn the treasury. I
Gov. Cox was accused of not only
controlling the legislature but of at-1
.-olupu.uk to uuutru. uio Bupreme court
auu u0u0.u,0 ouCM was laiuupun
the Governors connection with the
consolidation of the Dayton Gas Com-
pas" . , , JJ .
ne ciosea nisauaresswunine state-
ment that he had fought the bosses In
his own party: that he had never
. n j ..
worn any man's collar and would nnt
be bossed even by Kiwr James the last
- ,U0S6ea eTe,n "" James tne last
" " ' " Pres"v"lon f .
a government of the people, by the
pe?TpIe andr the peHe' . I
uu uiouuou wa iuu ui me SCIJOOl
lamn iTinalf M nn In An n . t -
iB.no, numiuou BbUiuuBiisauuU or gOOU
roads or any answer given to any ofj
the accusations of Gov. Cox or Mr. I
Burch W. Mendenhall Loses
His Life While Attempt-
ing to Ford Crepk
Until Body Was Found in Creek
. Ten Days After Accident
Left Home to Fill Engage
ment With Band.
Burch W. Mendenhall, whose home
isnear Belfast, was drowned while try
ing to cross a creek near Russellvllle,
Brown county, Wednesday, Oct. 14.
The body was not found until last
Young Mendenhall, who is quite a
musician, left home on Wednesday,
Oct. 14, to go to Georgetown to fill an
engagement with the Georgetown
band. He intended to spend the night
with a friend, Lawrence Downing,
who lives near Russellvllle. The last
seen or heard of him before his death
was at Russellvllle on the evening of
the accident. Shortly after dark he
Inquired at a store the direction to
Mr. Downlng's home and was given
' uons. il was necessary ior mm
I to ford a creek whlCh was dangerously
on account of the continued
rains. He started out and one man
along the road explained the angle of
the ford.
On Friday morning a dead horse was
found about five miles down the creek,
but nothing could be learned as to
whom it belonged. The buggy and
harness were found about a mile from
the crossing.
On last Saturday afternoon a Mr.
Edwards, who was working in the field
along the creek, found the body In the
creek partly covered with water, only
the head and shoulders being out of
the water. This was about two miles
below the ford. In crossing the creek
the buggy undoubtedly upset throwing
him into the water.
The weather turning so bad Mr.
Downing was not surprised when
Burch did not come to his home, sup
posing he had been kept kept at home
by the bad weather. The parents were
not uneasy for several days as he often
was away several days a.t a time filling
musical engagements and they had
also learned that the fair had been
postponed a week and thought he was
probably staying over for it. These
facts all tended to prevent anxiety
over his absence and account for the
body not being found for so many days.
Word of the finding of the body was
received by the parents Saturday and
Col. Jerry Mercer went down and
brought the body home. The funeral
services were held at Prospect M. E.
church Monday afternoon, conducted
by Rev. T. C. Kerr, of Belfast. Burial
was made in the Prospect cemetery.
He is survived by his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. L. H. Mendenhall, and one broth
er, all of whom are distracted with
Burch was born Sept. 29, 1893 andJ
was just past 21 years of age at the
time of his death. He was well known
in Hlllsboro having attended hlgh
school here and having frequently
played with the Hlllsboro band. He
was a fine musician and his services
were in demand by the bands in the
surrounding counties. He had two
clarinets and a violin with him when
the accident occurred. Parts of the
clarinets have been found but the
violin has not been found.
He was a member of the Prospect
M. E church, a young man of good
habits and sterling Christian charac
ter. Light Question.
The Light & Fuel Co. is having clr-
culated petitions initiating an ordi-'
nance providing for street lights for '
Hlllsboro. If sufficient signers are
secured the ordinance will be sub-
mltted to the voters at a special
TllB nrrilnancft nrnvlrins fnr 1ft nltrn.
. r.v.vv w .w .aav.w
gen lamps of 264 watts and 140 nitrogen
lamps of 70 watts. The contract nrlce '
is fixed at $5160 per year and is to run
ten years. Among other things it is
'provided that if better lamps are made I
than the nitrogen lamps that the
nomnanv must install thm ,. i
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electrical business. Wednesday, November 18The
Both Mr. Beecher and the members ' State of Ohio vs Arthur Whetley.
of council say that if the contract is' Monday, November 23-The State
nmae that the town will be fifty per of Ohio vs. Roy Hudson.
cent, batter Hcrht.Bf. than imrt.r h.
old Contract.
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Mrs. J. A. Head has returned from
a vsit W!th friends In Columbus.
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As County Superintendent
of Schools by Dr. Srofe
of Leesburg
Required by Law Is Claim of Petitioners-Mrs.
Mary West
Refused Divorce- As
signment of Cases
Of the two new cases filed in the
Common Pleas Court last week one Is
to oust Prof. W. H. Vance from the
position of county superintendent of
schools. The suit Is brought by J. A.
B. Srofe, a tax payer and resident of
Leesburg and Is against William II.
Vance, and W. B. Jacks, Frank Bay
han, A. J. Fender, B. J. Woodmansee
and E. P. Carter, as the County Board
of Education of Highland county and
C. N. Winkle, as treasurer of Highland
It is claimed that Prof. Vance is not
qualified under the law to hold the
position and that the members of the
board of education acted In violation
of the law in employing him and that
therefore their action is a nullity and
without force and effect.
The petition recites the manner of
the election of Mr. Vance, stating
that he was cnosen by the votes of
Jacks, Bayhan and Carter. The law
is quoted which sets out the require
ments which must be met by a person
to qualify him or her for the position
of county superintendent. Five class
es of pei sons are eligible. One of the
classes Is as follows and is the one un
ner which this case will be heard :
"Six years experience in teaching,
two years additional experience in
supervision, and at least a three years
county high school certificate."
The sole question to be determined
in this case will be has Prof. Vance
had two years experience in supervis
ion? And the case will be determined
upon what constitutes supervision.
Mr. Vance has been teaching for ten
years and has an eight year high
school certificate.
The petition further alleges that
Prof Vance Is under contract with
the board to perform the services of
county superintendent for $1050 per
year, which contract the plaintiff as
serts is in contravention of law, the
law not permitting a salary of le3s
than $1200 per year. To carry out
this pretended contract the plaintiff
says that public moneys in the hands
of the county treasurer are about to
be misapplied and he asks the court
for a temporary injunction restraining
the members of the board of educa
tion from Issuing vouchers and the
treasurer from paying to said Vance
any money in further carrying out the
contract and that the contract
uponfinal hearing be held . a
nullity and of no force and effect. The
court Is also asked, after making the
injunction perpetual, to require the
board of education to assemble
once and employ a person as county
superintendent who is eligible to the
The case is set for hearing on the
application for the temporary In-
-f - - iut liiiO IUUJL
junction for next Saturday.
The other new case Is by Mary
Bailey against O. A. and Sarah Wood
mansee. The plaintiff secured a
Judgment against the defendants for
$760.88 on Dec. 7, 1908, and she asks
that this judgment be revived.
The suit for divorce and alimony of
Mary S. West against Charles M.
West was heard by Judge Newby on
Monday. She was refused both the
divorce and alimony and a decree en-
tered dismissing the petition. The
cross petition of- the defendant was
also refused. Each party was required
to pay his and her own costs. Mrs.
West accused her husband of extreme
assignment of oases.
Tim fnllnwinir gsdnnTnonh nf m...
was made by Judge Newby Monday
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Monday. November 9-Ente.rnrls!
Lumber & Silo Co. vs. W. H. Pom-
mert Mfg. Co.
Monday, November 16 James G
McCrelght vs. The Union
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Ohio vs. Curtis Long. The State of
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Ohio vs. Arthur Whetley
Tuesday, December 8 R. S. Dun-1
lap vs. Mattle Frazler.
school supervision
Under New Laws.
The new school system which went
into eilect In Highland countv this
fall, like every new thing has aroused
considerable antagonism. Many ru
mors as to the great additional cost of
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as usual most of the figurers hive
been exatrsrerated. Whether the new
school system will prove a success
only j,lme and trial will tell.
The following figures showing the
new expenses and the savings under
the law are a3 accurate as it is possi
ble to secure, some of them necessar
ily being estimates. '
Total cost of supervision under new
system, $10,850.
Cost of supervision under old system
Making cost of new supervision
Rent of office of county superinten
dent an J office expense estimated $175
Amount paid bystate for supervis
ion $3658 14.
This makes a direct additional ex
pense to the countv of $3666 86.
Under the new system the county
saves each year :
On salaries to members of Board of
Education $350.
On School Board Treasurers salaries
From Interest on School Funds (es
timated) $1400.
By elimination of four teachers ex
amination $175.
By elimination of county and town
ship Patterson commencments (esti
mated) $500.
Salary one school examiner and
clerk $300.
Making a trtal saving to the county
of $4425.
Deducting the direct Increase of
$3066.86 from the saving would leave a
net saving to the county of $758 14.
This, however, can not be said to be
the saving to the county as Highland
county must pay a portion, if not all
of the money to the state before the
state pays It back to the county. If
Highland county pays all of $3658.14
to the state it means that the new
system costs the county $2900. It Is,
however, impossible to say just what
part of the money paid by the state
for supervision In Highland county is
originally paid by the taxpayers of
this county.
Entire credit should not be given to
the new school system for the secur
ing of interest on school funds as It
could have been but was not secured
in this county under the old law.
Win Last Game.
Hlllsboro defeated the Muldoons of
Cincinnati Sunday by the score of 6 to
2. This was the last game of the season
and one of the best. "Red" White
pitched for Hlllsboro and this Is "nuf
ced". The visitors were, at his mercy
and his support was fine. There is
nothing brings better results in base
ball than bunching your hits and this
Hlllsboro did in the fourth putting
over four runs. The fielding of the
visitors was off as they made six errors.
This was a fitting wind up of a success
ful season.
Full of Catchy Features.
There Is so much to be said of the
attractive features of the "Captain of
Plymouth," that one hardly knows
just where to begin, and It is hard to
cut off, for it is so filled with catchy
characters and dainty numbers, that
any description short of seeing and
hearing It, can but faintly give an
Idea. The 17 bier sonc hits, thn Se.
I tette of "Plymouth Daisies". Trettv
scenes between, "Prlscllla" and "John
Alden", Dakota and chorus of Indians,
Mothers The Indian Squaws Singing
their Lullaby, The Indian War Dance,
Hand to hand conflict between Pll-,
grimsand Braves, Dance of the Sail-
ors and the Maidens The splendid, ,
unusually large cast and chorus of
mixed voices, magnificent costumes
and paraphernallas No wonder that
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the Home and School Association do ,
ont hesitate to urge their friends to be
present at the presentation Friday i
evening, October 30, at Bell's Opera
House and enjoy this charming
Some of the leading characters
the play are as follows :
Mrs. E. R. Slutz Prlscllla
Hugart McMullen John Alden
Rense Hoi en of Franklin
Miles Standlsh
Miss Ruth Thomas Mercy
Ulrlc Roush , Erasmas
Roy Roush Watawmut
Josephine McCormlck Katonka
John Jordan .Elder Brewster
I Sarah Thompson Dakota
Including the chorus about seventy,
five will take part
Each Township Will Receive
What it Pays if One
Mill Levy Carries
By Candidates For Commissioners
to This Effect and Taking it
From Control of High-
way Department.
A puhllc meeting of the Business
Men's Association was IipM at ti
Court House Friday night and a large
number attended. The meeting wa
called to discuss the special one mil'
tax levy for lllghlind county and
formulate a po'lcy which would tend
to Insure Its carrying.
After considerate di-cusslon It was
unanimously decided that the best plan
would be to have all the candidates
for county commissioner sign a pledge
that If elected they would spend the
money raised by this levy on the roads
of the township in which It was raised;
also that the money would in no way
be under the control of the State
Highway Department.
The candidates were seen and a.J
willingly signed the agreement. To
get this inform ition in the hands of
all the voters a letier was prepared by
the Highland County Good RoadsCom
mlttte which will be sent to every
voter in th- county.
A copy of the letier, which embodies
the pledge of the candidates for com
missioner follows :
Hillsuoro O , Oct. 27, 1914.
To the Voters of Highland Countv,
The Free Turnpikes of our County
are in such bad condition that the?
must he repaired or rebuilt.
How shall It be done ?
Only three wars are open. 1st. A
large bond Issue; 2nd, By the raetlkd
of special taxing districts, as provided
by the One and Two mile laws : 3rd,
By si'eciai. levy on all the taxable
property of the county, as contemplat
ed by the one mlli levy on which vou
are asked to vote at the coming elec
tion Which do you prefer?
The Bond Issup, If authorised. wiTl
provide the money necessary, hut bond
Issues carry with them charges and
other expenses, and the equitable dis
tribution of the proceed among the
various townships may not follow, as
Is pledged under the one mill levy plan.
The One and Two mile laws are, we
believe, not practicable and besides
place the entire burden upon the
farmers owning lands along the roads,
while the one mile lew applies to a"
the property of the county, Including
that of the towns.
The fund arising from the one mill
levy will come under the exclusivk
jurisdiction of our County Conitni
sloners ; they are provided with steam
rollers and tools with which good roans
can be made at reasonable expense,
and you can rest assured that the
amount of money your township pays
Into the county, under the one mill
levy, will be used on the roads of your
township; for all of the candidates for
office of County Commissioners have
pledged themselves to that effect:
copy of this pledge Is as follows :
"HiLLsnouo. O , Oct. 20, 1914.
We the undersigned candidates for
the office of County Commissioner in
iiiKiuanu county, lierebv severally
Pdge ourselves, In the event that the
t !-..
""J"""-: me people vote In favor of
tne one ml" 'evv for road purposes, to
economically and judiciously expend
t,ie money arising from said tax, in
t,ie several townships In said county
,n Proportion to the duplicates vof said
townships, It being understood that
t,ie money so collected shall be under
the Jurisdiction of the Commissioner
of H1B"land county and in no way un-
aer uie con"ol of the state Highway
I TAft. -.
Geo G Frre
Marry E. Fettro
D. O Matthews
John Richmond
Irvin R. Roush"
will protect you
A L. Smith
F. L Crosen
Ciias. Rosher
This agreement
against lavorltlsm, and makes it cer
tain that your township will receive
its proportion of the funds.
Now If this plan meets with your
approval do not fall to vote ' yes" on
the separate ballot provided for the
one mill levy, at the Election, Nov
Very truly yours,
Highland Co. Good Roads Com
Mrs. Jacob FUn and sister. Mrs. C
, F. Mcfoy, of Xenla. spent Sunday the
miestof thnir mr.nt. xt,
Mllton Easter, at Belfast.
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