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That Hillsboro should have a good system of Street Lighting is a fact apparent
to all. An election will be held on December lSth on this question. As to
the necessity for street lights no argument is needed. The only thing left lo
be determined then is the reasonableness of the proposed contract that is to be
voted upon.
Twenty-five years ago electric lights for street purposes was in its in
fancy and there was no reliable basis upon which to make correct estimates as
to its cost. In some places contracts were secured by lighting companies at
exhorbitant prices, and in others starvation rates were made and the Com
panies were forced into the hands of Receivers. In many places private
capital could not be secured to take the risk and towns issued bonds to establish
municipal plants. Thete plants have almost invariably proven failures when
any accurate system of bookkeeping was kept so that cost of production and
maintenance could be determined.
At. the present time the cost of street lights is nearly as uniform as the
price of any other commodity, and depends largely on the number of lights
furnished, the cost of fuel, the cost of the maintenance of the particular lamp
used, schedule burned and length of contract.
All these things taken into consideration the price of light varies but lit
tle, generally from $60 to $70 the average for all the towns and cities of Ohio
being $64.90 per lamp per year.
That the proposed contract for Hillsboro is a reasonable one is shown by
the following comparative table of rates in towns of from 3000 to 9000 popula
tion as given by the Federal Census of 1910. The table shows name of town,
population and cost per year to each inhabitant for street lights.
Bowling Green
Mt. Vernon
New Lexington
Washington C. H
HILLSBORO, Proposed Cost, 4296
The result of this comparison shows that only two places, Greenville and
Washington C. H. have a lower per capita rate (one cent in Washington
C. H. and three cents in Greenville) than is proposed for Hillsboro and these
two places have only a moonlight schedule instead of the every night and all
night schedule as called for in the ordinance for Hillsboro.
The Flour of
In every line of endeavor there
is ONE concern that stands out
pre-eminently as the leader in its
trade. When it comes to flbur,
Bay NATIONAL and you're
speaking of the supreme effort
in milling:. The choicest grain
milled in a highly scientific man
ner, with undesirable, non-nourishing
elements, entirely elim-inated-that's
Richards' Mill.
Baptist Church.
At the Baptist church Sunday
morning the pastor, A. A. Nellls, will
preach by invltatlona special Thanks
giving sermon to the Jr. Order of
United American Mechanic sandthe
Daughters of America.
Evening subject, "God's Name."
The public Is cordially invited to all
Fresh bulk Oysters every day at
Milliard's. adv
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The Hillsboro
November 23, 1914.
Misses Florence and Pearl Prlne
spent Sunday afternoon with Miss
Grace Slmbro.
Mrs. George Griffith spent Sunday
afternoon with H. G. Powell and fam
Mrs. Mary Elrkpatrlck returned
home Friday after spending a few
weeks with relatives at Seamen.
Mrs. Jennie Hurst, of Williamsburg,
Is visiting H. G. Powell and family.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Wlllison, Chas.
Slmbro and family and John Welty
were entertained Sunday by James
Harris and family at Ilarrlsburg.
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Robblns spent
Sunday with J. M. Frazler and family
near Dunn's Chapel
A son was born to Mr. and Mrs.
Rollo Powell recently.
Pern and Burch Grifllth spent Sun
day afternoon with the Robbin
William Johnson and family enter
tained Sunday Mr and Mrs. Luther
Campbell and daughter, Cathrlne, Mr.
and Mrs. A. J. Frye and Mr and Mrs.
Will Haines and daughter, Martha.
Nov. 23, 1014.
G. C. Wilkin and family entertained
O. Roy Euverard and family and W. E.
Fawley and wife, Sunday.
John King and family were at John
Morgan's home Sunday.
Guy Ouster has his barn nearly com
pleted. Wm. Custer is building a stock barn
and is beginning a new tile shed in
which he will Install an auger mill and
gasoline engine and then make tile In
Mrs. Belle Tedrlck was a caller at J.
Cost per capita per year.
......,: :'....: 1 23
,...:. 1.28
1... ....... .;...: 1.72
". : i.4o
...I.. : 1.17
! '. 1.33
....!..' . ..'. 1.32
..-. .. 1.20
..-.....: .'.. 1.37
".....: 1.36
: i.27
! 1.19
Light & Fuel Co.
W. Morgan's Sundar evening.
Miss May Smith visited Guy Custer
over Sunday .
W. E. Fawley will build a new
barn soon.
Rev Frank Foust has been employed
to preach here one fourth time next
Miss Ida Landess has returned to
Joseph Gomia's home.
Mrs. Perry Moberly, who had a bad
fall recently, is getting along alright.
November 23, 1014.
Amos Chaney and wife, of Rains
boro, were guests of C. F. Rosselott
and wife Sunday.
Thomas Evans and wife and daugh
ter, of Dayton, visited relatives and
friends at this place last week.
James Puckett, of Hillsboro, visited
relatives here Sunday.
Lloyd Dunn, of Hillsboro, and
Mrs. Drue Ollnger were guests Sunday
at the home of James Newbrey.
Jacob Riding, of Mt. Oreb, was a
business caller here this morning.
Geo. Hillerand mother will move
i into the property of Mrs. Curtis
Mrs. Ella Warlamont has recently
moved into a part of J. A. Mabin's
Archie McQultty, of Mowrystown,
was a business caller here this morn
ing. Richard Wallace will go to Cincin
nati this week where he will remain
for the winter with his daughter,
Mrs. Cora Predmore,
The first gas-electrlo locomotive ever
Duut reCently began service for a
Minnesota lnterurban railroad, gaso.'
une engines, driving generators that
furnish the motive power.
A few miles from the confluence of
the rivers Ganges and Jumba on tho
east bank of the streams there stood,
In the oarly elghtloB, a great country
house called "Tho Zlllah," whloh bo
longed to a white- man. Its owner be
longed to a family famous in tho an
nals of Allahabad and all the surround
ing district. They had been landed
proprietors for many years and were
one of the first to establish tho manu
facture of Indigo in the northern part
of India.
The holder of the property" was, in
the eighties, practically an putlaw.
He was shunned by his own family for
his many lawless acts, and he lived
in that great weird house surrounded
by natives of every caste and condi
tion of life, and also by a few whites
who had deserted from the army and
sought tho hospitality of a man whb
was hated and feared.
The man had received all the ad
vantages of a generous education and
of kinship with a well-known family.
In his earlier dayB he had acquitted
himself well in the dark time of the
mutiny, having formed one of that
small band of gentlemen that had kept
the rood open between Hattrass and
Agra. '
His troubles began with a lawsuit
and he had a lawsuit to the day of
his death. He had been driven from
one possession to another till all that
was left him was the "Zlllah."
When the present king of England
visited Allahabad, the owner of "The
Zlllah" sent word to the authorities
that be Intended to present a petition
In person to the prince, and would
sa things that would compel his royal
highness to take notice of him, and
then, perhaps, he would have justloe
meted out.
The man entered Allahabad with
the following of the most disreputable
men In his village and drove to where
the prince was lodged. An army offi
cer who was a friend of the family
begged him to desist and prevailed on
him to withdraw as his presence with
that following was little short of trea
son. "Then give the German this paper,"
he said as he flung his petition to the
officer and withdrew, swearing ven
geance at everybody. From that day
he declared he owed no allegiance to
England, and swore he would not pay
another cent In taxes.
It was collected with the aid of
the armed polioe.
Like men of his kind, brought up
without any ideas of business, he was
ever borrowing large sums at ruinous
rates of Interest, and whenever he
was In need of ready cash he would
put a mortgage on some theretofore
unmortgaged piece of property.
Tho man who lent him the money
was a native, and in the course of one
of the trials the singular statement
was elicited from this naUve that he
vowed to ruin the whiWe man If it took
his entire fortune. He worked to this
end for many years, and artfully led
the unsuspecting victim into many a
financial trap.
"A man like you," Bald the native
to him one day, "Is often In need, of
money, ready money. Why do you
not come to your slave Instead of go
ing to the banks."
"You are no friend of mine," an
swered tho white man.
"It is your fault that you are not a
friend. Do not I owe my life to your
"You do," waB the reply, "but if you
will remember it was I who wanted to
blow you from a gun and I would have
killed you with my own hands only I
knew the temper of my father, and he
would have himself delivered mo over
to the gorernment after promising you
your safety."
"Let the past be the past," said the
native. "I have come to you with of
fer of help for the sake of thy father
and you begin to upbraid me.'
"Can I take help at tho hands of a
murderer of my people?"
"My hands are clean," said the na
tive humbly, "and the offer comes from
my heart."
At last the man listened and turned
to the native for aid. More than once
he had been warned that ho was go
ing to his own undoing and that he
would know that a native- never for
gets and never forgives, and tiui he
was being more completely ruined
than even he or his friends could real
ize. "I want the money and the men
that can ruin me are not yet born,"
was all the answer he made.
Then began a series of foreclosures.
One house went after another. The
law was Inexorable and the white
man paid the penalty for bis folly.
There was no respite for him. It
was war with a vengeance and the
legal war was driving the man to acts
of outlawry. He met the native go
ing into tho courtroom, smiling and
I bland, and he thrashed him with his
horsewhip till the poor wretch's flesh
was in ribbons. For thlB act he served
t a short time In jail, not for the beat
ing he administered, but for beating
a man In the building of the law
I When everything was taken from
iho man except "The Zlllah," the law
i And there lie lived with outcasts,
without a friend, shunned by bis own
family, feared by the natives and
hated by the authorities a victim of
the revenge of Ram Lai, who, had he
had his Just deserts, would have been
blown from a gun aa a traitor.
Methodist Church.
Sunday School 0:30 a. m.
Preaching by tho pastor 10:30 a. m.
Junior League 2 p. m.
Preaching by Dr. O. M. VanPelt,
District Superintendent at 7 p. m.
All mombers, especially urged to at
tend this service.
Marriage Licenses.
Charles Nelson Sparks, of Chicago'
111., and Edith Reamy Smith, of Hills
Elmer Shaffer md Nellie L. Shaf
fer, both of Lynchburg.
Gringo Civilian Got 'a Teste of Stir
ring Llfo and Found It to His Lik
ing, 8o th Account Was
Silently the steamer slipped over
the starlit waters, Momotombo's
plume of steam 6,000 feet above
us. The pier we were to take was hid
den In tho blackness ahead. Every
light aboard was doused, for we had
no wish to make a show of ourselves.
Then somebody opened the fire
doors under the boilers. A plume of
sparks flew from tho smokestack and
lit the boat brightly and a hundred
men on deck swore, not too softly.
Answer came In a flash from the
black shore ahead of us. Bang I camo
the bark of a field gun. A rosy Bpark
boring its way through the night pass
ed over our heads and on into tha
night and lake.
"Turn around, captain! Turn quick,
and go back!"
So our brave Colomblano general
In oommand; a patriot for Nicaragua
and 300 pesos a month.
Pray, don't Imagine that he was
scared. He wouldn't endanger his men
out there on the water; the enemy
on firm land and beyond reach of
maohetes. No. He boldly stood grasp
ing the rail, and It his arm fairly
shook me as wo were crowded against
each other it was no doubt because
ho trembled with bold ardor.
At least I couldn't see that he chang
ed color. But then, I never saw an
ace of clubs change color. Still,
there's a difference in blacks. Tho
general's shade was the shinier of tho
two In the light from our plumes of
"Go back, captain, to a thousand
meters!" the general ordered again,
but with no very great authority of
"You go to thunder I" Captain Tooth
blurted with what seemed to me an
approaoh to bluntness. 'Isn't there a
man aboard who'll take a crack at
them ohops ashore?"
The commanding general walked
aft A gringo olvillan said:
"Hold her as she goes, Cap. ni
try a shot."
He dropped to the main deok, sight
ed the little beauty of a breeohloader
and Jerked the lanyard. A shell stroll
ed shoreward, struck and broke in
many pieces. A locomotive on the tiler
1 vomited burning sparks and rumbled
away from there. The natives who
were the crew of the gun dipped cof
fee sacks In a bucket of water and
. laid them on the gun.
I "Get out of this with your dlshrag!
j What d'ye mean! Glvo me that shell,
pronto!" yelled that mad gringo, Jerk
ing the sacks overboard and snatching
tho shell.
Halt a dozen other shells went
ashore and smashed themselves to
ruins, one going through the planking
of the motorboat of which the rebels
proposed to make a man-o'-war to take
Then that Intrusive gringo hunted
1 up the commanding general and ask
ed: I "Why not land now and take tho
place?" c
But he ordered the expedition to re
turn to Managua. He wouldn't risk
his brave men by a night attack. They
might run Into ambush under fire of
our gun.
Tho general retired from the ser
vice, and the 300 pesos, the next day.
So a soldier of fortune was lost to
the cause of the government. But
the account was balanced that very
day, for that gringo, beguiled by an
offer from the president and the taste
he had had of war, became a soldier
of fortune.
Lakes Drying Up.
A report Just laid before the senate
at Cape Town Bays definitely that
( Boutn Africa is drying' up not because
of any lessening of the average rain
fall, but on account of the eteady dls-
' appearance of the local water sup
plies. "There Is no doubt," it adds,
j "that many parts of the Union will
eventually become uninhabitable."
Long ago Livingstone pointed out
! this probability, and within the last
naii-ceniury quite a number of lakes
In central Africa have disappeared,
while Lake Chad la shrinking every
Europe Is in no better case. A Ger
man geologist recently made an ex
haustive inventory of the European
lakes and found that hundreds had dis
appeared or been reduced to insignifi
cant proportions. In the canton of Zu
rich 150 lakes wore catalogued in 1660;
now there are barely 70.
The best excelsior Is made from bass
wood or linden. Aspen and cotton
wood, however, supply nearly half of
the total amount manufactured.
! :
j Peoples9 t
j Column
Farm and Town property always
for sale. Money loaned on Real Es
tate. Wade Tubner,
Merchants Bank Bldg
For Sale 110 acre farm on plks
near New Market. For particular
inquire at this office. adv tf
For Sale Two business houses lo
cated In Hillsboro. They are both wel
rented and the price asked is low. Ben
O. Strain, Hillsboro, Ohio. (tf)
For Sale Corn in shock or husked
in field. See John D. VanWinkle,
No. 11. Bell Phone. adv.
For Sale Farm, 151 acres, joining
East Danville, tile drained ; 25 acres
bottom, 2 dwellings, 3 barns, well
watered and well fenced. James Goth
erman, Hillsboro, R. 12. (12-3) adv
Lost Plain gold band ring with
inscription "Nancy from Ned." Find
er return to home of Mrs. C. S. Bell
and receive toward. adv
Trains will depart from Hillsboro
daily except Sunday as follows: 7:55
a m., 3:40 p. m.. 6:25 p. m.
Sunday only 8:20 a. m. and 6:25 p. m
Trains arrive except Sunday 10:35
a. m., 6:10 p. m., 9:25 p. m.
Sunday only 10:35 a. m. and 9 p. m.
For any further Information apply
to either of the following:
L. G. Paul, D. P. A., Chlllicothe, O.
Samuel Griflln, Agent, Hillsboro, O.
Now Is the Time to
Paper Your Home
in thejcool of the year when
the paper dries slowly, and
consequently lasts longer. No
hot sun to cause blisters. Pa
per yourfrooms in an attract
ive and cosy mannerfor the
long winter months which are
now approaching when most
ofyour time will be spent in
doors listening to the whistling
of the
Winter Winds.
I Don't forget we carry wall
papers in stock. Seethe
actual goods as you buy them"
Purchases through samples
only are unsatisfactory. asJ3
Bowles Go.
N. HlghlSt. Opp. Sol. Monument
The Leading Wallpaper Dealers.
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The Greatest Classic and Comedy
Program in existence.
Our Thanksgiving Day Offering
1:30 MATINEE 1:30
Majestic in 1 act.
Today "KEYSTONE" Today
We are always glad tqteee you.
Meet me at THE FORUM.
''We use the Beet am Eliminate
the rest." ,'

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