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VOL. 79. NO. 34
riTV rnilNfll iBenent of Belgin Relief Fund-
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urday, Dec. 12.
Clever Jokes.
Unique Event to Be Held Here
Dec. 22, When 25 Gobblers
Will Be Given Away.
A "Turkey Scramble" will be held
in HUlsboro at 1 o'clock Tuesday af
ternoon, Dec. 22. At this time at
least twenty-five gobblers will be lot
loose from the roof of one of the bus
iness houses In the center of town and
they will be free to whoever catches
them. ThlB Is a rare opportunity to
get your Christmas turkey free.
This will be a unique, novel and
entertaining event. It will be given
by the merchants of HUlsboro. The
movement was started Monday and
met with a hearty reception. Each
merchant that goes Into it will give a
turkey. On the leg of the turkey
given by him will be tied a banner
with his name on It. The person
catching the turkey must report at
once to the merchant who gave it.
The "Scramble" will ba open to every
one and it is certain to be some, scram
ble for who would not scramble to get
a turkey free.
Here will be a show that no one can
afford to miss It will ba worth com
ing miles to see and get in. And it is
all free Including the turkeys
Full particulars and the names of
the merchants .participating will be
published next week. Can't you see
the laughable and comic things that
are sure to occur and would anyone
miss it?
Runaway Accident.
A runaway occurred Saturday even
ing about 5 o'clock in which Mrs. Har
ley Cluff suffered a severe scalp wound
and bad bruises. Mr. and Mrs. Cluff
and two children and Mr. ClufE's
father, Theodore OlulT, had been in
HUlsboro on business. They live on
the farm of G. G. O. Pence, near
Shackelton and started home about 5
o'clock. As they were going down the
hill just beyond Newton Ambrose's
residence on the Danville pike, the
horse they were driving became
frightened and started to run. A
front axle on the carriage broke and
the occupants were all thrown out.
Mrs. Cluff suffered a scalp wound
about six inches long running from
the forehead back along the side of
her head and was badly bruised. The
other occupants escaped with only
slight bruises. The vehicle was de
molished and the horse was badly cut
on the legs. What frightened the
horse is not known.
Court News.
Two new cases were filed in the
Common Pleas Court during the past
Benjamin S. Warning asks for a di
yorce from Rhetta Warning on the
ground of gross neglect of duty. The
parties were married on Deo. 7, 1901,
and have four children, Stanley aged
12, Clarence aged 8, Willis aged 6. and
Fredda aged 4 years. The plaintiff
says that about three months before
Nov. 1, 1914, the defendant failed to
attend to her household duties and on
that date she deserted him.
The State of Ohio on the relation of
W. P. Cordrey against the Board of
Education of Marshall township, is an
action in connection with hauling of
children to school In Marshall. Mr.
Cordrey asked that the Board be com
pelled to have the wagon in which the
children were being hauled come in
front of his residence. The case was
heard on demurrer. Judge Newby
sustained the demurrer and dismissed
the suit , holding that the action, if
any, should be brought against the
County Board of Education instead of
the Township Board.
Four prisoners were released from
jail Tuesday : Arthur Whetley and
Curtis Long, under Indictment for
Bteallng a horse from Jesse Spence, of
New Petersburg, Albert P. Anderson,
charged with non-support of his minor
children and Roy Hudson, charged
with shooting Gerald and Maggie Se
ward, of Greenfield, with intent to
kill. Anderson had arranged for the
payment of the sum required by the
court to support his children. Long
and Whetley were released on their
own recognizances. The case of Hud
son was assigned for trial on Dec. 21
and he was released until that time on
ills own recognizance.
The nighland County Teachers As
sociation will meet at the Washington
School Building Saturday, December
19. Addresses will be made
both morning and afternoon by Prof.
Crane, of Woodward nigh School,
Cincinnati, on "Nature Study in the
School." Prof. Pliny Johnson, of
Woodward High School, will deliver
two addresses one on subject, "Boys"
and the other on "The Schools". The
morning session will open at 10
o'clock. A musical program will be
rendered on the new Diamond Point
Edison Talking Machine.
Through Light Committee
Gives its Side of Much
Discussed Question
Is Asked on Grounds That Pro
posed Contract is Unfair to
Village in Amount and
Ten Year Term.
The strongest argument against the
nrnnnserl fit.reer. IttrhHncr nrHlnnnrn la
the strenuous efforts put forth by the
light company to secure Its approval
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by the voters. We can't say "there's
millions In it", but evidently $5100.00
per year means a "good thing" or the
company would not spend so much
time or money in elaborate newspaper
Relying upon the general wish of the
people for lighted streets, the company
attempts in these advertisements to
conceal Its anxiety for a new contract
in specious arguments against the
action of council in holding back, but
this Is merely a disguised appeal to
the people In their time of need.
course the citizens want lights ; we
recognize the Inconvenience of dark
streets and are willing to grant the
light company a franchise,
but that.
asked for In the initiative petition is
not onlv hevonrt Mm villa resources,
but the price is excessive.
Our Investigation makes It clear
that the company is asking more than
a fair value for what it proposes to
give. If the voters decide otherwise,
and desire to take the settlement of
this important question out of the
hands of council, then our duty will
be done and our skirts clean.
During the last three years the gen
eral receipts of the village, aside from
the sinking fund, which 'cannot be
used to pay for lights, have amounted
to about $11,000, of which approxi
mately $7000 has been paid to, or is
due, the light company. In plain
language, of every dollar of taxes paid
into the village treasury for general
purposes during these years, seventy ,
cents has gone into the pockets of the
ngnt company. Are tne tax payers
willing to continue this contribution,
even at the reduced figure of $5160?
The Gazette Is industriously sup
porting the proposed ordinance and
censuring council. Why? Because
personal interest is at stake. Of course
the baby will cry if you attempt to
pull him away from his teat. This
applies as well to Mr. Beecher and his
company generally, and here we have
the secret of the big "holler" put up
on the part of the light people about
dark streets, dangerous conditions,
etc., which are largely imaginary.
We believe that the light service
provided in this ordinance is not worth
the money demanded for it, after
allowing a liberal profit to the com
pany on its investment, and we also
believe that if the ordinance is voted
down, and the problem of making
light contract be left with the council I
they can secure one more favorable to
the people. The deprivation of light ,
may be compared to a mild surgical
r "I
operation : It is only temporary, and
the people should be willing tosubmit
to some present loss and inconvenience
ln order to promote their future wel
In the Dispatch of Dec 4, the light
company does some queer figuring,
here are these figures :
Exp Income
Income from Taxes $22,351
Misc Receipts (last
year $831.78) 800
Fire, Police and City
Building $6,020
Miscellaneous 500
Sinking Fund 9.486
Street Lights (as prop) 5,100
Bal for any Purpose Desired $ 1,085
This table, If Intended for the year
1015, is approximately correct as to
receipts, Including as it does the sink
ing fund, but let us look into the ex
pense items. It says "fire, police and
City building, $6020." Now here Is one !
single item of expense, the official
salary list, which almost consumes this
sum: Mayor $400, Clerk $300, Solicitor
$300, Treasurer $100, Marshall $720,
Police $1200, Five Drivers $1200, Sani-1
tary Police $120, Clerk nealth Board
ftn. Health niHcer S7R. Firemen aver.
$50, Health Officer $75, Firemen, aver
age $500, Librarian $240, street com
missioner, average $480.
The total paid out for salaries
The Belgian Relief Committee has
asKea uie uoys 01 uie uign fccnooi to
repeat the minstrel show wh ch they I
gave so successfully Friday night. The
dojb nave Kinmy consented to ao so
and will give you an evening of rare
amusement and at the same time
allow you to contribute to the aid of
the suffering women and children In
war-swept Belgium.
This show is given over on Saturday
evening in order that everyone In the
surrounding county may have an op
portunity to enjoy i 1 evening of rare
entertainment and it the same time
contribute to a wo 'thy cause.
Anyone who was present will tel
you th-lh,s mnstrel show is fully
"f t0 l " ata the traveling
oVmua tliftfr. vlolt-. rln vlllnrro Tt. will
shows that visit the village. It will
be given at prices that will place it,
within the reach of all, 35c, 25c and
20c. The plat will be opened at the
Palms Restaurant at 8 o'clock Friday
lias Leg Amputated.
L. B. Custer, of New Market, had
his left leg amputated just below the
knee Monday morning. The operation
was made necessary on account of an
attack of senile gangrene. It was
I performed at the Highland County
Hospital. Mr. Custer is 78 years of
age fie is getting along as well as
could be expected. His daughters,
I Mrs- John J?lummer, of West Union,
and Mrs- Jolm Gilbert, of Port Clin
ton, and their husbands, were called
here on account of their father's ill
amounts to $5685, leaving a balance of
$335, which, when added to the $500
miscellaneous items, and the $1935, '
balance over all, gives $2820 to keep
our streets in repair, supply feed for
the lire horses, furnish fuel, light and
repairs for the city building, purchase
hose and keep the fire department In
workable shape, furnish supplies for;
the various offlcors and a hundred
other expenses which every business!
man knows are up for payment at,
each regular meeting of council.
now far will $2820 go towards pur
chasing crushed stone and macadamlz-
ing streets ? How much of it will be
requirea to purcnase tne one item,
About $100 of It Is going yearly
to the light company for the city
building, and almost every year 500
feet of fire hose must be replaced at a
cost of nearly as many dollars.
But what Is the use to waste space
in exposing what is patent to a child ? & Fuel Uo will furnish light free as
This is another attempt to mislead Is their custom. Many men have of
the voters. Going back ten years the fered their services in the work of
clerk's records show the annual aver- construction and It is understood that
age expense, above the olllclal payroll , the men at the Geyler Manufacturing
and the light bills, to be something
near S7000. Yet the light people say
we can pay this with $2820.
One is tempted to smile at the argu
ments of Mr. Beecher and the light
company in support of the proposed
light ordinance. The sum of these Allen to lead the music for the reviv
argum6nts amounts to this: "We want al. Prof. Allen was with the famous
a contract" and their anxiety to secure
it has led them into many errors and
eftravagant assert,ons which . place
thm ln a r,d,cuIous Position.
In a mint-n !.. In .-l.n lnn .. nn ni....m '
vn uiiswoa 13 mo piJ uyuil uguimul LUB CUUllUllltJti S.S It UlSUreS a leaU
to make the revenues of the village er of exceptional ability for the music
meet their demands for $5160 for lights, 'and everyone realizes how important
with a neat balance on the right side
of the ledger. Space will not permit
of exact detail, (this may be worked
out by careful examination of the vil
lage clerk's records) but the average
annual expenditures of the village,
exclusive of payments on bonded ln.
debtedness, for the last ten years ex
ceeds $20,000, from which, If we deduct
$7000 heretofore paid for lights, places
the ordinary charges for conducting
village affairs at $13,000. Adding to
this $5160 for lights as proposed, the
yearly expense would total $18,160.
By strict economy the present coun
cil has in the last three years materl
, ally decreased the expense, and we
believe that, unless some emergency
' arises, the annual expense, exclusive
' of lights, can be cut to $11,000, and
! with the $5160 added for lights, we '
have the gross sum ot $16,160. This
is an extremely low estimate; little
, would be available for street repair
' and maintaining the tire apparatus,
and is less than the smallest sum ex
pended ln anv of thn ton yearn men.
tlonK(l. excentlnir the nresenr, vear.
ir our annual receipts amounted to
U)ls sum( $161oo, or nearly to it, there
m,Kht be more reason in the light
Pmnanv's nrnnnsit.inn. hi,r. nwi t.n
the ono percet. tax iaw, wl,ich became
eiTectivti ln 1012, the first year of the
. .........' . .
present administration, our receipts
for general purposes from every source
(Continued on Page Elgbt)
At Presbyterian CllUfCll Was
Addressed by Four Alen
From Chillicothe
For Building and Furnishing Tab
ernacIeProf. Allen, Form
erly With Dr. Chapman
Will Lead Music.
The Union Services at the Presby
terian church Sunday night In the
Interest of the Tabernacle Meet
Ings awakened great enthusiasm. The
church was packed and all went away
with a firm belief In the great good
that will come to HUlsboro and High
land county from the revival. Next
Sunday night Union Services will be
held at the Methodist Church and at
one of the HUlsboro churches each
Sunday night until the Tabernacle
meetings begin. The week preceding
the revival cottage prayer, meetings
will be held throughout the town each
At the meeting Sunday night four
converts of the Lyon meetings which
recently closed at Chlllcothe were
present and made addresses. They
were the Illckeys, father and son, Mr.
Hargraves and Mr. Rush. No one
could listen to these men and doubt
the benefits of a revival. They were
all deadly In earnest. They spoke
with sincerity and co ivictlon. To
hear them was to believe. Chillicothe
and Its people had received inestima
ble benefits from the revival. The
town was better morally and spiritu
ally. The atmosphero was different.
Over 2000 people had been converted
and the good work was still going on.
The churches had received new life
and all church organizations were ac
tive. These men believed that the
good done was lasting.
Mr. Whlsler, chairman of the Taber
nacle Building Committee, reported
I the selection of the lot and stated
that work would begin by Dec. 15 and
that all would be In readiness tiv .Tan.
' 1 ? TH.ft lllnno LinitA lm.n fin. .tin
-iw. xug iitiia iiaio UCCI1 aclfL tu LUO
state building inspector for approval.
The building will be 80 x 120 feet and
will sett 2500. It will be heated by
stoves The C. S. Bell Co. has agreed
to furnish the stoves and the bell. J.
A. Head has agreed to furnish 125
chairs and more If needed. The Light
.Co. will each give one day's labor
1 rof. Patterson, chairman of the
Finance Committee reported that the
guarantee fund of $1000 had been se
cured. A meeting of the Executive Com
mittee was held Monday afternoon.
At this meeting arrangements were
made to secure the services of Prof.
evangelist, Dr. Chapman, lor years
and is one of the best men for this
kind of work in the United States,
This was a splendid move on the part
r .1 1. .. 1 .. 1 i
good music is in the success of a re
vlval. With men like Rev. Faulconer
and Prof Allen In charge of the meet
ings success is assured.
Attend the services at the Method
ist Church next Sunday night and en
ter whole heartedly Into the move
ment. Lend your aid for the moral
and spiritual welfare of the commun
ity. Death of Mrs. Roderick Watts.
Mrs. Roderick L. Watts, of Mar
shall, uied at the Jewish Hospital in
Cincinnati on Monday following an
operation for cancer of the intestines
which was performed Thursday. The
funeral services were held at Mar
shall Wednesday morning at 10:30. I
She was 72 years of age and is sur
vived by ten children: Mrs. C. W.
Falrley and Mrs. J. Ed. Shannon, of
this place, Mrs. Boatman and Mrs. '
Clarence Cowglll, of Overman, Misses
Mary and Flossie Walts, of Marshall,
John W., of Ralnsboro. Fred, of High
land, and Burch and Frank, of Mar
shall, i
A meeting will be held in the school
house in New Market Friday evening
to discuss the question of securing a
County Agrlcu
land county. J
ltural agent for High-
Everybody is invited to
Dr. W. n. Shields
spent Monday in
The High School Minstrel given at
Bell's Opera House Friday night, was
a distinct success. It was under the
direction of Prof. Gutridge and the
excellententertalnment furnished was
due to his untiring efforts and able
management Everything went olf
fmoothly and with the vim and go so
essential for a good minstrel. Finan
cially the show was also a success $190
being cleared. This money will be
used in securing equipment for the
High School. An Edison diamond
point talking machine has already
been purchased.
The show opened with the regular
minstrel first part, interlocutor, solo
ists and black faced end men Prof.
Gutridge was interlocutor. The end
men were Bennett Moore, Vernon
Swisshelm, Franklin Wilson, Town
send Rldgeway, Lawrence Grltlln and
George Tompkins. The soloists were
George Tompkins, Harold Mullenlx,
To wnsend Rldgeway, Kenneth Conard,
W. U P6pe, Elmer Vogel and Fred
The end men were really funny, the
jokes being bright and clever and some
of the local references making distinct
hits. All of the solos were well ren
dered and were heartily applauded.
The chorus was well trained and sang
The second part was a one act farce
entitled "Bills." The characters were
Jack Davis, financially embarassed,
David Dead JSmlly, his wife, Rebekah
Stevenson ; Jones, a lawyer who stut
ters, William Holladay. This was a
clever sketch, each of the characters
being well presented.
This show closed with a "Cabaret
Scene." This made the hit of the
evening and was as good a home talent
feature as was over given in HUlsboro.
The dancing and singing were both
high class.
It would have been hard Indeed to
have improved upon the show In any
respect and many were heard to say
that It was as good a minstrel show as
they had ever seen Prof. Gutridge
and the boys worked hard to make It
a success and deserve all the compli
mentary things that have been said
about them.
The accompanists were Misses Mary
Kinne Reed and Bertha Bell and
Daniel Rogers.
The show will be repeated Saturday
night the proceeds to go to the Belgian
Relief fund.
Council Meeting.
The regular monthly meeting of
Counll was held Monday night. The
usual batch of bills was allowed. The
reports of the different village de
partments were as follows :
Mayor collected in fines and licenses
Street Commissioner expended for
work on streets $41.15.
Receipts from city scales $23.60.
Water Works Trustees Receipts
$1219.05 ; expenditures, $576.10.
On resolution $400 was transferred
from general to safe'ty fund.
Several citizens appeared before
council with requests :
Blair Boyd asked that the alley be
tween his residence and S. P. Scott on
W. Main street be repaired. John
Strain wanted a watchman placed at
the railroad crossing on the Wllletts
vllle pike and the pike repaired.
Charles Barry requested that the
ditch on E. Main street from the resi
dence of George Cooper be llxed.
These mattars were referred to the
proper committees.
A pavement was ordered built in
front of the property of Kate O.
Jamestown Defeated.
HUlsboro defeated Jamestown In a
hard fought basket ball game on the
local floor Thursday night by the score
of 42 to 26. The game was exciting
and hotly contested throughout. The
Jamestown boys were heavier than the
locals, but not as fast. The speed and
clean passing of the home boys gave
them the victory. The visitors in the
first half were always threatening, the
score at the close of it being 18 to 14
in favor of HUlsboro. ln the second
half with "Mickey" Carroll playing
center our boys increased their lead,
although the visitors never gave up
and were straining every effort when
the whistle blew. This was the second
game with Jamestown, the first having
been won by Jamestown at Jamestown
52 to 21. Arrangements for the decid
ing contest have not been made. The
crowd Thursday night was small and
the boys lost money. HUlsboro has a
very fast team, one that will always
play hard to win and the boys deserve
liberal support.
Perry McCoppIn spent Saturday
night in Cincinnati.
Will Be Sent by People of
Highland Co. Through
Red Cross Society
Money and Wheat Asked For-
Leave Money at Banks of
Hillsboroand Wheat at
Any AMI in County
Would you give a bushel or wheat,
or sack of flour or one dollar or more
if you knew It would save some one
from dying of starvation ? This is the
appeal that is now being made direct
ly to the people of Highland county.
The opportunity is afforded everyone
to give. What will be your contribu
tion? At the meeting of the Business
Men's Association Friday night It wa3
decided to send at least one car load
of flour from Highland county to the
starving people of Belgium. A com
mittee composed of Dr J. C. Larkln.
R. A. Haynes, Dr. II. M. Brown, Col
L. B. Boyd and Dr. W. H. Shields was
appointed to arrange and manage the
details of the movement Dr. LarKtu
was chosen chairman, Mr. Hajue..
secretary and Dr. Brown, treasurer.
of the committee
A car load of flour mpans 200 barren
and its value will be $1000. This 1' is
estimated will keep 200 oeople allva
forajear. A thing ln connection
with this movement that should ap
peal to everyone Is that all that Is
contributed wl'l go to the suffering1
Belgians, theie will be absolutely no
waste, no side expenses. The riour
will be carried by the railroads to
New York without charge. Then it
will be taken in charge by the Red
Cross Society and sent to Belgium
where It will be distributed by the So
ciety. Everj dollar that Is given will
go to buy Hour and every bushel of
wneat that is given will be ground
into Hour and the flour will all go to
feed the hungry of poor devastated
Money contributi jns will be receiv
ed at any of the HUlsboro bmks .-c
the Postolllce Fiour should be a
livered at either of the HUlsboro
mills. Wheat taken to any of ..j
mills In Highland county will be
ground by the mills and the flour ae
Uvered in HUlsboro by the mills.
Next Sunday appeals will be made
in all the churches and Sunday Schools
of Highland county for this fui.d. Ali
will be asked to give according ic
their means. No contribution wR
be too small or none too large to be
thankfully received. Direct gifts of
wheat are especially requested from
the farmers. No personal solicitation
will be made for this fund The peo
ple are asked to voluntarily nuke
their gifts. The opportunity is af
forded you to do a kind, a charitable
act, and it Is not believed that more
than this is needed with the people tf
Highland county. From their bouty
they will generously give to th me in
No one can have read of this horri
ble war and not have the deeoest sym
pathy for Belgium. It alone of aii
the nations involved is ln no way to
blame for the awful carnage ami its
people are the greatest and most ter
rible sufferers. The Belgians are pay
ing the penalty for the wrongs of
This is the Christmas season. We
are preparing to celebrate the birth of
Him who told us to feed the hungry.
The opportunity Is at hand to follow
his Injunction. Are we professors, or
doers of his word ? Are we mouth or
heart Christians ?
The HUlsboro Business Men's As
sociation started the fund with a con
tribution of ten barrels of flour. You
should be one of the contributors.
Remember money can be left at any
of the HUlsboro Banks or Postofllce ;
wheat at any of the mills of Highland
county ; and tint It will all go to it a
relief of the hungry Belgians.
Christmas Presents.
It Is always difficult to select a
suitable Christmas present for a joung
man. What would be nicer for him
than a fine "Neverout Lamp" for Ms
buggy? Any buggy owner would be
tickled to death with such a present
See the ad. elsewhere in this paper
The M. F. Cahkoll & Sons Co.
adv HUlsboro, U
If you desire to contribute to the
Belgian Relief Fund remember that
wheat can be left at any of the mills
in Highland county and mone, at any
of the HUlsboro banks.

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