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VH NEVS-HERALD, H1LLSBQHO, OHIO, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12,1914.
-H-M-M-M-
The Mystery
of the
Boule Cabinet
I By BURTON E. STEVENSON
Copyright, 1913, by Burton B.
Stevenson.
H-H-H-M-H-H-
"I seem to be pretty uiufo up Sguinst
It," he said, "no doubt Just ns the de
signer of the cabinet would wish me to
be. The whole bottom of the desk Is
Inclosed, and those three little drawers
take up only a suinll part of the space.
Then the Imck of the cnblnt't seems to
be double at least, there's a space of
threo Inches I can't account for. So
there's room for o dozen secret draw
ers, If the Montespan required so many
And now to Uuil the combination."
tie adjusted the steel gauntlet care
fully to his right hand and sat down
on the door before the cabinet.
"I'll begin at the bottom," he said.
"If thero Is any spot I miss, tell me
of It"
He ran his fingers up and down the
graceful legs, carefully feeling every
Inequality of the elaborate bronze or
namentation. Then he examined the
bottom of the table minutely, using bis
torch to 11 1 n in I no every crevice, but
again without result.
Another half hour passed so, and
when at last be came out from under
the table his face was dripping with
sweat
"It's trying work," ho said, sitting
down again and mopping his face.
"But Isn't it a beauty. Lester? The
more I look at It the more wonderful It
feeeins."
"I'd point out one thing to you. God
frey," I said. "If you go on poking
about with the Angers of both hands.
as you've been doing, you -are Just as
apt to get struck on the left hand as
on the right."
"That's true." he agreed. "Stop me
If I forget."
There were three little drawers In
the front of the table and these God
frey had removed. He Inserted his
hand Into the space from which he
had taken them and examined It care
fully. Then, Inch by lin-h. be ran his
fingers over the bosses it ml arabesques
with which the sides and top of the
table were luerusted. It seemed to me
that if the secret drawer were any
where It must he somewhere In this
part of the cabinet, and I watched him
with breathless Interest But no hid
den spring was touched; no drawer
sprang open: no poisoned fangs de
scended. 'Well." said Godfrey, sitting back in
his chair at last and wiping his face
again, "now we'll try the upper part."
The upper part of the cabinet con
sisted of a series of drawers, rising
one above the other and terminated by
a triangular pediment, Its tympanum
ornamented with some beautiful little
bronzes. The drawers themselves were
concealed by two doors, opening in the
center and covered with a most intri
cate design of arabesqued Incrusta
tions. "If there Is a secret drawer here."
said Godfrey, "It is somewhere in the
hack, where there seems to be a hollow
space. But to discover the comblna-tion"-
He ran his fingers over the Inlay,
and then, struck by a sudden thought,
tested each of the little figures along
the tympanum, but they were all set
solidly In place.
"There's one thlug sure." he said,
"the combination, whatever it Is, Is of
such a nature that It could not be dis
covered accidentally. It Is probably a
question of releasing a series of lev
ers, which must be worked in a cer
tain order or the drawer won't open.
I'm afraid we are up against It."
"I can't pretend I'm sorry." I said
with n sigh of relief. "As far as 1 am
concerned, I'm perfectly willing that
the drawer should go undiscovered."
I don't know what it was. for 1 was
conscious of no noise, but some tnyste'
rlous attraction drew my eyes to the
window at the farther side of the
room. Near the top of the wooden
shutter, which Parks and J had put In
place, was a small semicircular open
Ing, to nllow the pussage of a little
light, perhaps, and peering through
this opening were two eyes two burn
ing eyes.
They were fixed upon Godfrey, who
was now examining the back of the
cabinet with such feverish Intentness
that they did not see my glance, and
I lowered my head instantly.
"Godfrey." I said In a shaking voice,
"don't look up, don't move your head,
but there U some one peering through
the hole In the shutter opposite us."
Godfrey did not answer for quite a
minute.
"Did he see you look at him?" he
asked at fast
"No; he was looking at you, with bis
eyes almost starting out of his head.
I never saw such eyes!"
"Did you see anything of his face?"
"No; the hole is too small,"
"How high is the hole?"
"Near the top of the window."
Godfrey came back to bis chair a
moment later, sat down In it and pass
ed bis handkerchief slowly over his
face. Then he leaned forward, appar.
cntiy to examine the legs of tho cabi
net "I saw him," he said, "or, rather, 1
aw his eyes. Rather fierce, aren't
they?"
"They're a tiger's eyea," I sold, with
conviction.
"Well, there la no use Eolnjf.Aliead
iT"l 1 1 I I 4
with this while he Is out there Even
if we fbund tho drawer we'd both bo
dead an instant later."
"You mean he'd kill us?"
"He would shoot us Instantly. Im
ngluo what a sensation that would
make. Lester. Parks hears two pistol
shots, rushes In and finds ub lying
here dead. Grady would have a con
vulsion, and we should both be fa
mous for a few days."
"I'll seek fame In some other way,"
I said dryly. "What are you going to
do about It?"
"We've got to try to capture him,
and If we do well, we shall have tho
fame all right! But It's a good deal
llko trying to pick up a scorpiou
we're pretty sure to" get hurt If that
fellow out there Is who 1 think be Is
he's about the most dangerous man on
earth."
He went ou tapping the surface of
the cabinet
"Why can't I go out as though I were
going after something?" I suggested
"Then Park and I could charge
around the corner and get hltn."
"You wouldn't get him: he'd get yon
Y-ou wouldn't have a chance on earth."
I couldn't help It I glanced again at
the window
"lie's gone" I cried.
Godfrey was at the window In two
steps.
"Look at that." he said, "and then
tell me he Isn't a genius!"
1 followed the direction of hlt point
ing finger and i:uv that Just opposite
the opening in the shutter n little hole
had been cut In the window pane.
"That fellow foresees everything."
said Godfrey, with enthusiasm. "He
probably cut that hole ns soon as it
was dark. He must have guessed we
were going to examine the cabinet to
night, and ho wanted not only to see.
but to hear. He heard everything we
said. Lester!"
"Let's go after hlui!" I cried. And
without waiting for an answer I sprang
across the iuitijmi and snatched open
the door which led into the hall
4 11! TT
AJI nid
wtm,-L
Wrtg
I
Thero it tome one peering through the
hole."
Parks and Rogers were sitting on the
couch Just outside.
"There's a man outside. Got your
pistol. Parks?" I cried.
"Yes, sir." And he took It from his
pocket
I snatched it from him. opened the
front door, leaped the railing and stole
along the house to the corner.
Then, taking my courage In both
bunds, I charged around It
There was no one in -sight, but from
somewhere near at hand came a burst
of mocking laughter. i
CHAPTER VIII.
A Distinguished Caller.
GODFREY and I examined the
, windowslll and the ground be
neath it when I returned from
my fruitless chase. "There Is
where he stood." he said, and the
marks on the sill were evident enough.
Wo went slowly back to the bouse
and Godfrey sat down again to a con
temptation ( the cabinet
"It's too much for me." he said at
Inst "The only way I can find that
drawer. I'm afraid. Is with an ax. I'm
go'ng to look up the subject of secret
drawers perhaps I'll stumble upon
something that will help me."
"And then, of course," I said discon
solately, "it is quite possible that there
Isn't uny such drawer at all."
But Godfrey shook his head decld-
edly. s '
"I don't agree with you there. Les
ter. I'll wager that fellow who wus
looking in ut lis could find It in a
minute. I'll have another try at It to-1
morrow. One tiling we've got to take
care of, and that Is that our friend
of the burning eyes doesn't get :i
chance at It first." I
"Those shutters are pretty strong."
I pointed out "And Parks Is no fool."
"Yes." agreed Godfivy. "the bbutters
are pretty strong they might keep him
out for ten minutes scarcely longer!
than that As for Parks, he wouidu't
lost ten seconds. This fellow's one of
the greatest criminals of modern times.
1 think I would, better drop a word to
Blmmonds and get him to send down a
couple df men to watch the bouse.
With them outside and Parks on the
Inside it ought to be fairly safe."
"I should think bo," I said. "One
would imagine you were getting reudy
to repel an army. Who Is this fellow,
anyway... Godfrey? .You seem to t
half afraid" of Liml"
"I'm wholly afraid of him If he's who
I think be Is. But It's a mere guess
ns yet, Lester. Walt n day or two.
I'll coll up Slmmonds."
Ho went to tho phone, while I sat
down again and looked at tho cabinet
In a kind of stupefaction. Godfrey
came back whllo I was still groping
blindly amid this' mazo of mystery.
"It's nil right," he Bald. "Slmmonds
Is sending two of his best men to
wntch tho house." He stood for n mo
ment gnzlng down at tbe cabinet
"I'm coming bock tomorrow to have
another try nt It" ho added. "I have
left tho gauntlet there on the chair, so
If you feel like having a try yourself,
Lestcr"-
"Hcaven forbid!" I protested. "But
perhaps I would better tell Parks to
let you In. I hopo I won't find you a
corpse here. Godfrey!"
"So do I. But I don't believe you
will. Yes, tell Parks to let me In when
ever I come around. And now about
Rogers."
"What about him?"
"1 rather thought I might want to
grill him tonight. But perhaps I would
better wait till I get a little more to go
on." Ho paused for a moment's
thought "Yes. I'll wnlt" be said
finally. "1 don't want to run any risk
of falling."
We went out Into the hall toi ther.
nnd I told Parks to admit Godfrey
whenever he wished to enter. Rogers
was still sitting on the cot looking so
crushed and sorrowful that I could not
' help pitying him. I said so to God
frey as we went down the front steps.
"Perhaps you're right," he agreed.
"Something has happened to him
something In connection with that wo
manand he has never got over It.
Well, we shall have to find out what
it was. Hello! Here are Slmmonds'
men," he added as two policemen stop
ped before the house.
"Is this Mr Godfrey?" one of them
asked.
"Yes." said Godfrey.
"Mr. Slmmonds told us to report to
you, sir. If you were here."
"What we want you to do." said God
frey, "Is to watch the" house watch It
from all sides patrol clear around It
and see that no one approaches It"
"Very well, sir." And the men touch
ed their helmets.
"Perhaps If they concealed them
selves," I suggested, "the fellow might
venture back and bo nabbed."
But Godfrey shook his head.
"I don't want him to venture back,"
he said. "I want to scare him off. I
want him to see we're thoroughly on
guard." He hailed a passing cab and
paused with one foot on tbe step.
"I've already told you. Lester," ho
added over his shoulder, "that I'm
afraid of him. Perhaps you thought I
was Joking, but I wasn't I was never
njore serious In my life. The Record
office," ho added to the cabby and Jin
gled away.t leaving .me staring after
him.
Just before I turned In for tho night
In my own apartment I heard from
Godfrey again, for my telephone rang,
nnd It was bis voice that answered.
"I Just wanted to tell you, Lester,"
he said, "that your guess was right
The mysterious Frenchman camo over
on La Touraine. landing at noon yes
terday. He came In tho steerage and
the stewards know nothing about him.
What time was it ho got to Vantlno's?"
"About 2 I should say."
"So he probably went directly there
from the boat as you thought That
accounts for nobody knowing him.
The steamship company is 'holding a
bag belonging to him. I'll get them
to open It tomorrow and perhaps wo
shall find out who be was. Good
night!"
It wao shortly after I reached tbe
office next morning that the office boy
came in and handed me a card with
an awed and reverent air. An awed
and reverent feeling crept over me
also, for the enrd bore the name of
Sereno nornblower.
That name Is quite unknown outside
the legal profession of the three great
cities of the east riew York, Boston
and Phllodelphla yet Sereno Horn
blower's Income would make that of
any other lawyer in the country look
like SO cents
He ig the confidential attorney of
most of our "best families." He has
held that position for years, and It Is
said that no case placed unreservedly
in his hands evei resulted In a public
scandal.
His reputatlou for tact and delicacy
Is tremendous, and yet those who have
found themselves opposed to him have
never been long In realizing that there
was a most redoubtable mailed fist un
der the velvet glove. 1 had never met
him either professionally or person
ally, and it was with some eagerness
Hat I told the ofilco boy to show him
In at once. , -
He was u bluff and hearty man of
middle age, rather heavy set fresh
faced and clean shuveu and with very
right blue eyes.
We shook hands and he sat down
and plunged nt once without an In
stant's hesitation Into the business
which had brought him.
"Mr. Lester," ho began, '"I under
stand that you are tbe administrator
of tbe estate of tbe late Philip Van
tine?" "Our firm Is," I corrected.
"But you, personally, have been at
tending to his business? Ho was a col.
lector of old furniture, I believe?"
"Yes."
"And on his last ttlp to Europe,
from which ho returned only a few
days ago, he purchased of Arniand &
Son of Paris a Boule cabinet?"
I could not repress a start of aston
ishment. "Are you acting for Armand & Son?"
I queried.
"Not at nil. I am actljpjr ffjr a Jad7
whom,' for (ho present, we will call
Mine. X."
Tho thought flashed through my
mind that Miiie. X. and the mysterious
Frenchwoman might be one nnd the
same person. Then I put nsido the
ideu as absurd. Sereno Hornblower
would never accept such a client
"Mr. Vnntlno did buy such a cab
inet," I said.
"And It Is In your possession?"
"Thero is nt his resldenco a Boule
cabinet which was shipped blm from
Paris, but, only a few hours before his
death. Mr. Vantine assured mo that
It Was not tbe one ho bad purchased."
"You mean thrtta mistake had been
made In the shipment?"
i "That Is what wo supposed, and a
cablegram from Armand & Son has
since confirmed it."
"Where Is the cabinet which Mr.
Vantine did buy?"
"I have no idea. Perhaps It is still
in Pnrls. But I am expecting n repre
sentative of the Armands to call very
soon to straighten things out"
Again my companion fell silent, nnd
sat rubbing his chin absently.
"It is very strange," ho Bald finally.
"If the cabinet was still at Paris, one
would think It would have been dis
covered before tny client made Inquiry
about it."
"There are a godd many things which
are strange about this whole matter,"
I supplemented.
"Would you have any objection to
my client' seeing thl3 cabinet, Mr. Les
ter?" It was my turn to hesitate.
"Mr. Hornblower," I said finally, "I
will be frank with you". Thero is a
certain mystery surrounding this cabi
net which we have not been able to
solve. I suppose you hnve read of tho
mysterious deaths of Mr. Vantine and
of an unknown Frenchman, both In
tbe same room at the Vantine bouse
and both apparently from the same
cause?"
"Do you mean that this cabinet is
connected with them in any way?" he
asked quickly.
"Wo believe so, though ns yet we
have been able to prove absolutely
nothing. But we are guarding tbe
cabinet very closely. I should not ob
ject td your client seeing It, but I could
not permit her to touch it not, nt
least, without knowing why she wish
ed to do so. You will remember that
you have told me nothing of why she
Is Interested In it"
. "I am quite ready to tell you tho
story, Mr. Lester," he said. "It Is only
fair that "1 'should- do so. After you
have heard it, if you ngrce, we will
take Mme. X. to see the cabinet My
client Is a member of a prominent
American family a most prominent
family. Three years ugo she married
a French nobleman. You can perhaps
guess her name, but I. should prefer
that neither of us utter it.
"This nobleman has been both prodi
gal nnd unfaithful. He has scat
tered my client's fortune with both
hands. I am free to confess that I
consider hei- a fool not to have left
him long ago. At last her trustees in
terfered, for her father had been wise
enough to pTace7a"portlou of his for
tune in trust. They paid her husband's
debts, placed him on an allowance nnd
notified his creditors that bis debts
would not be paid again."
I had by this time, of course, guessed
tbe name of his client.
"The ullownneo is a princely one,"
Mr. Hornblewer continued, "but It does
not suffice Monsieur X. No, allowance
would suffice him. So he has become
a thief. He has taken to selling the
objects of art with which his resi
dences are filled nnd which ore really
the property of my client, since they
were purchased with her money.
About two weeks ugo my client re
turned to Paris from n "stay at her
chateau In Normandy to find that he
had ulinostfdenuded the town house.
Among other things which he had ta
ken was a Boule cabinet, which had
been used by my client as her private
writing desk. The cabinet was a most
valuable one. But it is not Its mone
tary value which makes my client so
anxious to recover It."
He paused an Instant and cleared his
throat.
"Monsieur X. had had the decency,"
be went on, more slowly, "to, as he
thought retain his wife's private pa
pers. He had caused tho contents of
the various drawers to be dumped out
upon n chnlr. But there wns one
drawer of which he knew noting a
secret drnwer. known onlyto my cli
ent 'That drawer contained a packet
of letters which my client is most anx
ious to regain. She has given me to
understand that their recovery is es
sential to her peace of mind."
I reflected a faithless husband baa
so reason to compluln If his wife re
pays him in the same coin.
"My client went to work nt once to
regain thp cabinet" continued Mr.
Hornblower, plainly relieved that tho
thinnest ice had been crossed. ."She
found that it bad been sold to Armand
& Son. Hastening to their offices, she
learned that it bad been resold by
them to Mr. Vantine and sent forward
to blm here. So she came over on the
flist boat, ostensibly to visit her fami
ly, but really to ask Mr, Vantlne's per
mission to open the drawer and take
out the letters. His death Interfered
with this, and in despair she came to
me. I need hardly add that, no mem
ber of her fnmlly knows anything
about this matter, and it is especially
important that her husband should
never even suspect it On her behalf
I apply to you us Mr. Vantlne's execu
tor to restore these letters to their
owner."
I silt for a moment turning this ex
traordinary story over in my mind.
Surely Mme. X, would scarcely guard
tho secret of that drawer with poison.
"PojMany pae beeidwjour .client
know of the, existence of theso let
ters?" I asked at last.
"I think not'1 answered Mr. Horn
blower, smiling dryly. "They nro not
of a nature which my client would
care to communicate to nny one. Wo
must get them back nt any cost"
"As a mntter of fact," I pointed out,
"thero are always at least two people
who kriow of tho existence of every
letter tho person who writes it and
tho person who receives it"
"I had thought of thnt, but tho per
son who wrote ,theso letters is dead.
Ho waB kilted In' a duel some months
ago by Monsieur X."
Mr. Hornblower sat regarding me,
his lips pursed,, as an indication, per
haps, that be would say no more.
But there was no necessity that ho
should. I know enough of French law
and of French habits of tflought to
realize that If those letters ever came
Into possession of Monsieur X., tho
game would be entirely In his hands,
nis wife would be absolutely at his
mercy. And tho thought flashed
through my mind that perhaps in some
way he had learned of the existence
of the letters, nnd was trying des
perately to get them. That thought
was enough to swing the balance in
his wife's favr
"I am" sure." I said, "that Mr. Van
tine would Instantly hnve consented
to your, client opening the drawer and
taking out tho letters. And, ns bis
executor, I nlso consent. But I must
wnrn you, Mr. Hornblower, thnt I be
lieve' two men have already been kill-'
ed trying to open that drawer," and I
told him the story, ' "I am inclined to
think," I concluded, "that Vantine
blundered upon the drawer while ex
amining, tbe cabinet,, but there is no
doubt that tbe other man knew of the
drnwer, nnd also, presumably, of Its
contents."
f'Well!" exclaimed my companion.
"I have listened to many astonishing
stories In my life, but never one to
equal this. And you know nothing of
, this Frenchman?"
"Nothing except that he came from
Havre on La Touraine last Thursday,
I nnd drove from tho dock direct to Vnn
. tine's house."
"My client also came on La Tou
. ralnc, but that, no doubt, was a mere
I coincidence."
"'That may be," I agreed, "but it'is
scarcely a coincidence that both ho
and your client were after tho con
tents of that drawer."
"You mean"
"I mean that the mysterious French
man may very possibly have been an
emissary of Monsieur X. Madame may
have betrayed the secret to him in an
unguarded moment."
Mr. Hornblower rose abruptly. He
was evidently much disturbed,
"You may be right," he agreed. "I
will communicate with my client nt
once. I take it that she has your per
mission to see the cabinet, nnd if it
proves to be tho right one thnt she
may open tbe drawer and remove tho
letters."
"If she cares to take the risk," I
assented.
CHAPTER IX.
The Voiled Lady.
MR. HORNBLOWER must have
driven straight to her family
residence on tbe avenue, or
perhaps she was awaiting
him at bis office. At any rate, be call
ed me up inside the half hour.
"My client would like to see the cabi
net at once," he said. "She Is in a
very nervous condition, especially since
i she learned that some one else has
tried to open the drawer. When will
i it bo convenient for you to go with
in?"
(To be' Continued)
m mi m
"My efforts to keep a alary convince
ineone thing."
"What's that?"
"That there are mighty few days in
the year on which a man does anything
really worth recording." Detroit
. Free Press.
Private Sale of Valuable Personal
Property.
Having decided to quit the road,
building business on account of my
other business taking all my time, I
will offer at private sale at my home
in Reesyllle, Ohio, tho following per
sonal property :
1 Aurora Stone Crusher, 10x15, with
25 foot elevator, and all necessary ap
purtenances, 1 Revolving Screen,
3 Stone Hoppers and Loaders for
grading stone preparatory to building
water bound macadam road,
124- Inch Hoist,
160 feet of 5 8 cable,
3 Steel Cars,
1000 feet of T-Ralls,
2 Steam Drills.
All pipes and hammers necessary to
complete the above outfit.
1 8 h. p. International Famous Gaso
line Engine, good as new,
1 4-Inch tubular Pump and 25 feet of
4 Inch gas pipe connected,
Also 1 2 passengrr Automobile, Stod
dard Dayton 1009 Roadster, all In good
repair,
1 Boarding Car, 8x8, equipped with
opok stove, cooking utensils and dishes.
The foregoing will be sold for cash
or negotiable paper or exchange for
property of equal value.
Said property must be closed out
within the next 60 djys.
Will be pleased to show prospective
purchasers the above property.
Phone, write or call on
T. N. BllOOKSAANK,
(4-2) adv Reesvllle, Ohio.
The forests of Florida contain 175
kinds of wood. I
Notice of Appointment.
Estate of George WVBarrereSr., deceased,
Granville Barrere has been appointed and
a ualiaed as administrator of tbe estate of
eorge W. Darrere 8r late of Highland
county, Ohio, deceased,
Dated tola 16th day of January A. D., IH.
J 11. WoitLur,
Probate Judge of saldCouutr
Nbtice of Appointment.
Estate of M. P. Carroll deceased.
J, E. rarroll has been appointed and uiiall
fled as Administrator with the Will Annexed
of the estate ot Mi P. Carroll late of High
land county, Ohio, deceased.
Dated this Bth day of February, A. D. 1914.
J. a. Woblkt,
adv
Probate Judge of said County.
Teachers' Examination.
The Highland coud y B ard of School Ex
aminers hereby civet so Ice that examina
tions of Applicants ol i.rlltlcates will take
Elace In the Washington School Building,
Ulsboro, on the first Saturday of every
month
Patterson examinations will be held on the
third Saturday of April and on the third
Saturday of May.
As prescribed by law, the fee for teachers
examinations will be 50 cents, while, for
Patterson examinations no fee Is charged.
O. A. Tbneii, Sinking- Spring, Pres.
adv W. H. VAnce. Hlllsboro, Vice Prcs.
H. B. Qalliett, Lynchburg, See.
Legal Notice.
Notice Is hereby given that a petition will
be presented to the Commissioners of High
land County .at their session to be held on
March 10th, 1911. praying for the appoint
ment of Iload Commissioners to lay out and
establisd a Free Turnpike iload alone the
following line to-wlt :
Beginning at the Hlllsboro, Danville and
Prlcetown turnpike, west of the residence of
Prank Foust. In Salem township, Highland
Gonnty. Ohio, and In the center of a county
read ; thence with said eounty road as nearly
as practicable, and In a southerly direction,
Sasslne the residences of c. O. Sanders, Alva
ossett and Matt Pulllam to the road known'
a the Salem and Clay township road near
the residi nee of Nick Marconnett ; thenco
with Bald road In an easterly and southerly
direction passing the residences of I J.
Davidson and Wm, Custer to the old Btate
road from Danville to Uuford j thence with
said state road a distance of about TO rods (o
a county road Intersecting said state road
east of school lot district No. 3, Clay town
ship: thence with said county road In a
southerly direction to the Straltout and Uu
ford Free Turni Ike near the residence of P,
Q Fenner. a distance of about three and one
fourth SN) miles, and being located in Sa
lem. Clay and Whlteoak townships. Highland
County, Ohio. It Is understood that all the
taxpayers desiring to do so, may work out
tbe taxes which may be assessed against
them lor the construction of said road at
their option, at the prices paid for labor in
the building and construction of said road
by the superintendent or other person in
charge, and for the purpose of constructing
said Free Turnpike Road, they will ask, for
the levy of an extra tax of t n mills on the
dollar for the period of twenty Bve years
upon all the lands and taxable personal
property within the limits of the said pro
posed Free Turnpike Boad (under the one
mile assessment pike law.) Sectioi s 7233 to
7321, inclusive. General Code of Ohio, unless
the same be sooner completed and paid for.
Wm Custkh And Others,
13-12) adv Petitioners.
DROPSY TREATED FREE
FRANKLIN MILES, M.D., LL. B. The
Well Known Heart and Dropsy Special
ists, Will Send a New $3.75 Treat
ment FREE, .
Many "Hoptlm" Caie Soon Cured AfUr 5 to 15
Doctors Palled
At first no disease Is apparently more
harmless than dropsy; a little swell
ing of the eyelids, hands, feet, ankles,
or abdomen. Finally there Is great
shortness of hieath, smothering spells,
sitting up to breathe, cough, faint
spells, sometimes nausea and vomit
ing, even bursting of the limbs and a
lingering and wretched death if the
dropsy is not removed.
Dr. Miles has been known as a lead
ing specialist in these diseases for 30
years. His liberal offer Is certainly
worthy of serious consideration. You
may not have another opportunity.
The Grand Dropsy Treatment con
sists of four dropsy remedies in one,
also Tonic Tablets, and Pura-Laxajor
removing" the water. This treatment
is specially prepared for each patient
and is many times as successful as that
of most physicians. It usually relieves
the first day, and often removes swell
ing in six days. Delay Is dangerous.
Dr, Miles book contains many wonder
ful cures.
Sand for Remarkable Cures In Your Stats.
All afflicted reader may have the
new Dropsy Book, .Examination Chart,
Opinion, Advice and a Two Pound
Treatment FREE. Write at once.
Describe your case. Address Dr.
Franklin Miles, Dept. DO.. 642 to 652
Main Street, Elkhart, Ind. adv
BALTIMORE & OHIO
SOUTHWESTERN R.R..
Winter Tourists Tickets to Florida
and points in south. Tickets on sale
dally, liberal stopover, long limit.
All Year Tourists Tickets cm sale
daily to California, Oregon, and Wash
ington. See your agent for particu
lars. Homeseeker tickets to South, West
and Northwest on sale the first and
third Tuesday of eac'h month,
Important change of time. '
Trains depart from Hlllsboro as fol
lows: DAILX EXCEPT SUNDAY
-8 sk.m., 3:45 p. m., 6;30 p. ra.
SUNDAY ONLY.
8:20 a. m. 6;30 p. m.
Trains arrive Is Hlllsboro jis follows:
DAILY EXCEPT SUNDAY
10:30 a. m,, 6:05 p, m., 0:20 p. m.
' SUNDAY ONLY
10:30 a. m., 0:20 p. ra,
'Two hour schedules to and from
Cincinnati.
Call on or address S, G. GrlfUn,
Agent, Hlllsboro,. O. L. B. Paul,, "D.
P. A., Chllllcothe. ,
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