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THfc NEWS-Hli,HALlX HILLSBORO, OHIO, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 1914.
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The Mystery
of the
Boule Cabinet
I By BURTON E. STEVENSON
Copyright, 1913, by Burton E.
Stevenson.
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"That's true," Godfrey assented.
"Neither of them opeued the drawer.
But thero Is an alternative. The hand
that killed Drouet and Vnntlno may
also havo closed tho drawer."
"And left the letters In It?" 1 ques
tioned. "Surely not!"
Ho glanced at the shuttered window.
"Besides," I protested, "how would
ho get in? How would ho get away?
What was he after ir he left the letters
behind?" Then I rose wearily. "I
must be getting back to l ho ollice." I
said. "This is Saturday, and we close
at 2. Aro you coming?"
"No," he answered. "If you don't
mind I'll sit here awhile longer and
think things over. Lester. Perhaps I'll
blunder on to the truth yet!"
I got back to the office to find that
M. Felix Aruiand of Armaud & Sou
had called and. tindlng rue out. had
left his card, with the penciled memo
randum that he would call again Mon
day morning.
Vantine's will was probated next
morning. Do directed that his collec-
'jVewi
f
M. Felix Armand Was Shown In to Me.
Uon of art objects be removed to the
museum and that the house and , such
portion of its contents as the museum '
did not care for be sold for the mu- '
seum's benefit. 1 was requested to re-
main in charge of things for a week
or two until arrangements for the re-i
moval could be made. !
I acquiesced In all these arrange-
menta. but I wns feelin" dncld.-dlv i
blue when 1 found myself back lu the
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cfflce.
"Gentleman to see you. sir." said the
office boy as I sat down at my desk,
and a moment later M. Fells Armand
was shown lu to me. Ruddy faced,
bright eyed, with dark, full beard and
waving hair almost Jet black, he gave
the Impression of tremendous strength
and virility. There was about him.
too. an air of culture uot to be mis-
taken. I was both impressed and I
charmed by him.
"J oeak .English very badly, sir,
he .
Bald as be sat down
French"
If yon speak
"Not half so well as you speak Eng-1
llsh," I laughed. "I can tell that from
your flrst sentence."
"In that event I will do the best that
1 can," he said, smiling, "and yu '
must pardon my blunders FlrM. Mr. '
Lester, on behalf of Armand & Son. I
must ask your luirdon for tills mistake.
bo inexcusable. We cannot Mud for it
nn explanation. The cabinet which
was purchased by Xlr. Vantiue re
mained In our warehouse, and this oth
er ono was boxed and shipped to hlni.
We are investigating most rigidly."
"Then Mr. Vantine's cabinet is still
in Paris?"
"No. Mr. Lester: the error was dis
covered some days ago. and the cabi
net belonging to Mr. Vantlne was ship-'
ped to me here. It should arrive next
Wednesday on La Provence I shall
myself receive It and deliver It to Mr.
Vantlne."
"M,r. Vantlne Is dead." 1 said. "You
did not know?"
He sat staring ut me for a moment
".Did I understand that you said Mr.
Vantlne Is dead?" he stammered.
I told him briefly as much ns 1
knew of the tragedy.
"It Is curious you saw nothing of it
in the papers," 4 added. "They were
full of it."
"I have been visiting friends at Que
bec," he explained. "It was there
that tho message from our house found,
me commanding me to hasten here. A
blunder of this sort we feel ns a dis
grace. I have met Mr. Vantiue many
times. He was a real connoisseur.
We have lost one of our most valued
patrons. You say that he was found
dead In a room at bis bouse?"
"Yes, nod death resulted from a
mall wound on the band. lntowhlch
pi
somo very powerful poison had been
injected"
"That'ls most curious. In what man-
ner was such a wound made?"
"That we don't know. I bad n the
ory" "Yes?" he questioned, his eyes
gleaming with Interest.
"A few hours previously another
man had been found In tho samo room,
killed In tho samp way."
"Another man?"
"A stranger who had called to see
Mr. Vnntlni'. My theory was that both
this stranger and Mr. Vantlne bad
been killed while trying to open a se
cret drawer In the Houlo cabinet. Do
you know anything of tho history of
Unit cabinet. M. Armaud?"
"We believe It to have been made
for Mrae. de Montespan by M. Boule
himself," tie answered. "It is tho
original of onu now in the Louvre
which is known to have belonged to
the Grand I.oiils."
"It was Mr Vantine's correct guess
at tin history of the cabinet." I ex
plained, "which gave me the basis for
my theory A cabinet belonging to
Mtue. de Montespan would, of course,
haven secret drawer What more nat-
lira I than thalt should bo guarded by
a poisoned mechanism?"
"What mine natural, indeed: It is
good reasoning. Mr Lester." he agreed
eagerly, his eyes burning like two coals
of lire, so Intense was his Interest. "1
have been from boyhood a lover Of
tales of mystery. I am fascinated."
gested. "for that theory of mine has
boon completely dlprocd."
"Disproved? In what way?" he de
manded. "The secret drawer lias been found."
"How?" he cried, his voice slurp
with surprise. "Found? Tho secret
drawer has been found?"
I "Yes. and tlicte was no poisoned
mechanism guarding it."
I lie breathed deeply for an infant:
then he pulled himself together with a
, little laugh.
"Really." he said. "I must not In
dulge myself in this way. Was the
drawer empty?"
! "No; there was a packet of letters
In It"
"Delicious: Love letters, of a cer
tainty! From the Ureat Louis to the
Montespan. perhapx?"
I "No. iinl'oi Innately, they were of a
much more recent date. They have
been restored to their owner. I hope
that you agree with me that that was
the right thing lo do?"
I tSince tin letters have been return
ed." he said at hit. a little dryly, "It
Is useless to discuss the matter. Has
1 not other explanation been found for
, the death of Mr. Vantlne. and of this
stranger? You do not even know who
' lie was?"
"Oh. yes. we have discovered that.
f lie was a worthle-s fellow named
Drouet. living in an attic In the Rue
'de la Hnchctte. in Paris"
I M. Armaud had been gazing at me
(intently, but now his look relaxed, and
I fancied that lie drew a deep breath
as a man might do when relieved of a
buiden.
i "You did not by any chance.
know
him?" I asked carelessly.
"No, I think not It ii t I do not nn
.det stand what this Diouct. as vou call
i,m. was doing In the house' of Mr, ,
Vantiue."
He was trviii" to get possession of
the letters" 'l said "What none of
s understands l 'vriuand is how he '
wns killed Who 'or v, hat killed lilm.
How was' that poN.uj administered. .
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"It is a nice piolilciu. he said, "a
most Interesting one. I will think It
over. Mr. Letter. I shall seo you
again Wednesday. If it Is agreeable .
to yon we can meet at the house of
Mr. Vantlne and exchange the cabi-
IlPtS."
"At what time?"
"I do not know with exactness.
There may be Mime delay In getting-
tbe cabinet from the ship Perhaps
it would b'e betr If I called for vou?"
rrv wfll." ii.M.iiiri
CHAPTER XI.
I Part With the Boule Cabinet.' '
T
HE coroner's InqueM was held
next day. The police had dis
covered practically no liew
evidence, none certainly which
shed any light on the way in which
Drouet and Philip Vantlne had met
death.
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ujh-i; vooioiisioiier iiiaay uu nor
-
goon tne stand He was not at the In
quest The case bud been placed lir
Blmmomls' hands, and it was he who
testified on behalf of the police, admit
ting candidly that they were all at sj.i.
But he had not abandoned hope and
was still winking on the case.
The end' of the heurlm. was that the
Jury brought In a,verdlct that Philip uulMa "",e lo lD0 vnlue or ne cam
Vantine and Georges Drouet had died net"
from the effects of a poison adminis
tered by a person or persons unknown.
Godfrey Joined me at the door as I
was leaving.
'1 was glad to hear Simmonds con-
fess thut the police are up n tree." be
said. "Of course Gradv is trvini. to
sneak out of It. I'll see that Sim-
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monds gets a square deal."
"We're all up a tree, aren't we?" I
said. "Since my theory about the
Boule cabinet exploded 1 have given
up hone. By the way. I'm going to
turn the cabinet over to its owner to-
.1 w -. , ,
To Its owner?" be repeated, his
eyes narrowing. "Yes. I thought he'd
bo around for It. though I hard I v
4riv-tiirli- It vil !- .. ... ,... m. 1ITL. 1 . .
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Why. I said, a little Impatiently,
"yon know aa well as I do that It bo-
longs to Armand & Son." ,
Youve seen their representative
then?" he queried, with a little flush
or excitement,
"He came to see me yesterday. xld
,lko Xou t0 mcCl n!m Godfrey. Ho is
Fcl,3t Armand. tho 'son' of the Arm,,
and ono of tho most finished gontlo-
men i ever met.-
"I'd like to meet him," said Godfrey,
smiling queerly. "Perhaps 1 shall,
somo day. I hope so. anyway. But
how did ho explain tho blunder, t.es-
ter?"
"In somo way they shipped tho
wrong cabinet to Vantlne. The right
ono will get hero on Ln .Provence to-
morrow."
"It is all most Interesting," Godfrey
commented.
"Godfrey," I added. "I felt yester-"
day when I wis talking with him that
perhaps ho knew more about this affair
than ho would admit. I could see that
ho guessed In nn Instant who tho own-
er of tbo tatters was. and what they
contained. Do you think I ought to annunu s airecuon, naa oeen strip
hold on to the cabinet n while longer? Ping tho wrappings from the other cab
I could invent somo pretext for delay, luet. and it finally stood revealed. It,
easily enough." too, was a beauUful piece of furni
"Why. no; let him havo hid cabinet" turD but eTen mf untrained eye could
said Godfrey, with an alacrity that Bur- sco uow Rreatly it fell below the other,
nrisod mo. "If vour thoorv about It "Tuo tner cabinet Is yours," I said
has been exploded, what's tho uso of
hanging on to It?" -
"I don't see any use In doing so," I
admitted, "but 1 thought perhaps you
might want more time to examine it"
've examined It aTl I'm going to,"
Oodfror answered, and I told mvself
that this was the first, time I had
ever known him to admit himself de
feated. "Perhaps I'll see you tomor
row." he added, and wo parted at the
I'
But I did not see him on the morrow.
I was rather expecting a call from him
during the morning, and when none
came I was certain I should And him
awaiting me when 1 arrived at tho
Vantlne house, In company with M.
Armand. But be was not there, and
when I asked for him Parks told me
that be had not seen him slnco the day
before.
I confess that Godfrey's indifference
to the fate tit the cabinet surprised me
greatly: besides. I was hoping that he
would wish to meet the fascinating
Frenchman- more fascinating. If pos
sible, than 1m bad been on Monday.
There had been less delay than be had
anticipated In getting tho cabinet off
tbo boat and through the customs, and
It was not yet 3 o'clock when we reach
ed the Vantlne house.
"1 haven't seeu Mr. Godfrey." Parks
repeated, "but there's others here as it
fair breaks my heart to see."
He motioned toward tho door of the
music room, aud, stepping to it I saw
that tho inventory was already in prog
ress. "The cabinet is in the room across
the ball." 1 said to M. Armand, and led
the way through the anteroom into the
room beyond.
Parks switched on the lights for us.
and my companion glanced with sur
prise ut the heavy shutters covering
the windows.
"We put those up for a protccUon,"
I explained. "We had an idea that
some one would try to enter, in fact,
ono eveuing we did find a vvlro con
necting with tho burglar alarm cut
and. later on. saw somo one peering in
i through the holelu that shutter yon-
der.
"You did?" M. Armand queried quick- '
' "Would you recognize the man. If
?ou wuro to meet u,ln 'U'alu?"
D- "o: ou see me Uole ,s 1ulte
ama"- T1"re was uotuiu8 visible ex-
cept n Dalr of ees Yet ' m,gut know
tbelD aKa1"' for ' nem' before saw
ucb eves-K0 brl't. so burning."
m. Armana was gazing ni tne cbd-
1net apparently oujy half listening.
"Will you show me bow the secret
drawer is operated. Mr. Lester?" be
said. "1 u in most curious about it"
I placed my hand upon the table and
pressed the rhroe points which the
veiled lady had shown us. The little
handle fell forward with a click, and I
pulled the drawer open.
He exnmined It with much Interest:
pushed It back into place and then
opened It himself
"Very clever, indeed." he said. "1
hare never seen another so well con-
ceaiea. i
. "My frlend and l went over " cab-'
.V"?,, C
"Your friend-! think you mentioned
nw name.
"Yes. nis name is Godfrey."
"A man of the law. like yourself?"
"Oh. no, a newspaperman. But ho
bad been S member of the detectlv
-
fAnta IIUFJMW Ihu. nnlflnvh.nnllnn.il.
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keen. But thut combination was too
mucb for bim.
M, Armaud snapped. the drawer back
into place with a little crash.
"1 am glad, ut any rate, that it was
discovered," be said. "I will not con-
ceal trom yu. Mr. Lester, that it adds
"What Is Its value?" I asked. "Mr.
Vantlne wanted me to buy It for hlni
and named u most extravagant figure
as the limit he was willing to pay."
"Really," M. Armand answered aft
"" irs.'-ES' 1.-S1-
care to name a figure, Mr. Lester.
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without further consultation with my
lather.'
"What Is It Parks?" I said as that
worthy appeared at the door.
"There's a van outside, sir." he said,
"and a couple of men are unloading a
piece of furniture. Is it all right sir?"
JYe8;. ,! an8wered- "nV them
bring It in here, and ask the man ln
charge of the inventory to sten over
here a minute. Mr. Vantlne left his
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luiicvuuu oi urt oujecis 10 mo Metro-
PoWtanMuHeum." 1 explained to' M.
Armand. "and I should like the repre-
Bentatlro of tbo museum to be present
when the exchange is made."
"Certainly." he assented. "That la
rery just"
parks was bock In a moment, pilot-
lug two men who carried between
tnem nn object swathed in burlap,
and the Metropolitan man followed
them In.
"i am Air. Lester." I said to him,
"Mr. Vantine's executor, and this Is
M. Felix Armaud of Armand & Sun of
Paris. We aro correcting an error
which was made Just beforo Mr. Van-
tluo died. That cabinet yonder was
shipped him by mlstako In placo of
no which he had bought. M. Armand
has caused the right ono to bo sent
over and will tnko away the ono which
belongs to hint. I havo already spoken
to the museum's attorney about the
matter, but I wished you to bo present
when tho oxqharige was made."
"That is a very haudsomo piece,"
BaJd the Metropolitan man. "I nm
sorry the museum Is not to get it"
Tho two men, meanwhile, under M.
lo ju Armana.
MI sn,a" noDe to 8C0 ou nEain. Mr.
tester." he snld. with n cordiality
whlch flattered me. "and to renew our
vcry Peasant acquaintance. When-
evcr ou are ,n Pnrl3 I t8' yu wl"
not tn to honor me by letting mo
know."
"Thank you." I said. "I shall cer
tainly remember that invitation. And
meanwhile, since you aro here ln New
York"-
"You are most kind," ho broke In.
"and I was myself hoping that wo ,
might at least dine together. But I
am compelled to proceed to Boston
this evening, and from thero I shall go
on to Quebec."
Then he signed to the two men to
take .up the cabinet and himself laid
a protecting hand upon It as It was
carried through the door and down
the steps to the van which was back
ed up to the curb. It was lifted care- '
fully inside, the two men clambered
in beside it the driver spoke to the
horses, and the van rolled slowly away
up the avenue.
M. Armand watched it for a moment
then mounted Into the cab which was
waiting, waved a last farewell to me
and followed nfter the van. We
watched It until it turned westward at
the first cross street
"Mr. Godfrey's occupaUon will be
gone," said Parks, with a little laugh.
"He has fairly lived with that cabinet
for the past three or four days. He
was here last night for quite awhile."
"Last night?" I echoed, surprised.
"I was sure he would bo hero today,"
I added.
The next instant I was jumping
down the steps two at a time, for a
cab in which two men wqro sitUng
comedown tuo Avenue and rolled slow
ly around the corner ln the direction
taken by the van? Oue of Its occu
pants turned toward me and waved
his band, and I recognized Jim God
frey. It was with a certain vexation of
spirit that 1 found myself racing nfter'
Godfrey's cab. for 1 realized that he
bad not been entirely frank' with me.
Certainly he had dropped no hint of
his intention to follow Armand.
And it suddenly dawned upon mo
that even I did uot know tho cabinet's
destination. M. Armand had volun-
teered no InformaUon.
1 reached the corner in time to see
tho vnD turn northward into Sixth nv-
enue- At Sixteenth street It turned
westward again, and then northward
into sevemn avenue.
What could Armand be doing In this
part of the town? 1 asked myself. Did
he propose to leave that priceless cab-
inet ln this dingy quarter? And then
I paused abruptly and slipped into an
archway, for the van had stopped some
distance abeadiand was backing up to
the curb.
Looking out discreetly, I saw the cab
containing Armand stop also, and that
gentleman alighted and paid the driv
er. The other cab rattled on at a
good pace and disappeared up the are-
nut Then the two porters lifted out
thn onhlnet nnrt. with Armnnrt nhnw.
jng em the way, carried it into tho
bu,ldlnB before wblch tte van had
They wero gone pernapB flye mln. '
uteS( fR)m wh,ch , argued tnat they
were carrylaB lt upstairs; then they
rennneared. with Armand necomnnnv.
tag tnem. He tipped them and Vent
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Then tne porters climbed aboard, ana
it rattied away out of sight Armand
stood for a moment on the step, look-
W nn mid down tho avenue, then dls
appeared Indoors.
An instant Jeter I saw Godfrey and
another man whom I recocnlzed as
simmonds come out of a shon across
the street and dash over to tho hous
Into which tho cabinet had been taken.
Tbey were standing on the doorstep
when I joined them.
It was u dingy building, entirely
typical of the dingy neighborhood. The
skras rs a-
. ii w1 f1ri. nm.! nniiintnil ln r Innn.
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UW" UTOUICU LU
bo French, and the
room which the window lighted ex
tended the whole -width of ho build-
i o, f,,. .i- -..mm, ,
presumably on the stairway leading
0 tn upper 8t0rles
Godfrey's faco was flaming with ex-
cUement as he turned the knob of this
door gnt, ntly, The door was
locked. He stooped and applied an eye
h b-hnin
keybol
.m-t.u i. i-' i. i. inv i. ,hi-.
UU M.CY IB 111 LUD lULEi U7 H WOi
t"Thn lWsw la In ttm Irtolr '
"
pered
simmonds took from his pocket a
pair of slender pliers and passed them ,
over
Godfrey Inserted the pliers in the
keyhole, grasped the end of the fcey '
and turn uP8,wly,
"Now!" he said, softly opened the
door and sliDDed inside, I foUowed.
and Simmonds came after mo llko a
shadow, closing tho door carefully bo
hind him.
Then wo all stopped, and my heart,
at least, was In my mouth, for from
somewhere overhead camo tbo sound
of a man's volco talking excitedly.
Even ln tbo seltndarkness I could
seo tho look of astonishment and nlarm
on Godfrey's faco as ho stood for a
moment motionless, listening to that
volco. I also stood with ears a-straln.
but I could make nothing of what It
was saying. Then suddenly I realized
that it was speaking ln French. And
yet it was not Armand's voice of that
I was certain.
Fronting us was a narrow stair-
mounting steeply to tho story over
head, and after that moment's amazed
hesitation Godfrey sat down on the
bottom step and removed his shoes
quieUy. motioning us to do the samo.
SImmouds obeyed phlegmatically, but
my bands were trembling,
I 8aw the Cab Containing Armand
Stop.
When I looked up Godfrey and Bim
monds were stealing slowly up the
stair, revolver ln band. I followed
them, but I confess my knees were
knocking together, for there wns some
thing weird and chilling In that voice
going on and on. It sounded like tho
voice of a madman. There was some
thing about it at once ferocious and
triumphant.
Godfrey paused an Instant at tho
stair bead, listening intently. Then
he moved cautiously forward toward
an open door, from which the voice
seemed to come, motioning us at the
same time to stay where wo were.
And as I knelt, bathed in perspiration,
I caught one word, repeated over and
over: '
"Revenge, revenge, revenge!"
CHAPTER XII.
"Death."
GODFREY, on hands and knees,
was peering into tho room.
Then lie drew back and mo
tioned us forward.
In the middle of the tloor stood tho
Boule cabinet, and beforo It. with his
bnck to the door, stood a man ripping
savagely away the strips of burlap in
which It had been wrapped, talking
to himself the while in a sort of sav
nge singsong and pausing from mo
ment to moment to glance at a hud
dled bundle lying on the tloor against
the opposite wall. For a time I could
not make out what this bundle was.
Then, straining my eyes. I' saw thnt It
Wis the body of a man. wrapped
round and round In some webHke
fabric.
And as I stared at bim I caught the
glitter of his eyes us he wntched tho
man working ut the ca bluet a glitter
not to be mistaken -the same glitter
which had so frightened mo once be
fore. What was the meaning of this
ferocious sf-ene?
My heart leaped Into my throat, for
Godfrey, with a sharp cry of "Stop!"
eprang to his feet and dashed Into tho
room, Simmonds at his heels.
I suppose two seconds elapsed befort
I reached the threshold, and I stopped
there, staring, clutching at the wall to
steady myself.
Thero was the cahluet with Its wrap
pings torn uvvay, but the figure on the
floor bud disapppared. and before an
open doorway Into another room stood
a man. a giant of a man, his bands
above his head, his face working wltk
fear and rage, while Godfrey, his lips
curling Into a mocking smile, pressed
a pistol against his breast.
Then, as I stood there staring. It
seemed to me that there was a sort of
flicker In the air above the man's bead,
and be screamed shrilly.
"Death!" he shrieked. "Death!"
For one dreadful instant longer ho
stood thero motionless: then, with a
strangled cry. ho pitched forward heav
ily at Godfrey's feet havo a con
fused remembrance of Godfrey stoop
ing for an instant aboye the body,
Btaring at it, and then, with n sharp
cry, burling himself through that open
doorway. In u moment Godfrey was
back In tho room, crossed it at a bound
and dashed to tho door opening )nto
the hall, Just as It 'was slammed in
his face.
I saw him tear desperately at tho
knob, then retreat two steps and burl
himself against It. But It held firm,
and from tbo hall outside camo a burst
of mocking laughter that fairly froz
ray bipod.
(To be Continued)
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dally to California, Oregon, and Wash
ington. See your agent for particu
lars. Homeseeker tlckets'.to South, West
and Northwest on vsale tho first and
third Tuesday of each month,
Important change of time.
Trains departlfrom Hillsboro as fol
lows: DAILX EXCEPT SUNDAY "
8 a. m., 3:45 p. m., 6:30 p. m.
SUNDAY ONLY.
8:20 a. m." 6:30 p. m.
Trains arrive isJHlllsboro as follows:
DAILY EXCEPT SUNDAY
10:30 a. m., 6:05 p. m., 0:20 p. m.
SUNDAY ONLY
10:30 a. m., 9:20 p. m. (
Two hour schedules to and from
Cincinnati.
Call on orj address S. G. Griffin,
Agent, Hillsboro, O. L. B. Paul, D.
P. A., Chilllcothe.
FORT HILL.
Februry 23, 1914.
Allen Keplinger, who has been quite
poorly forlthe past week, Is much bet
ter. Eva Rhoads visited Misses Jane and
Grace Havens Sunday.
Harvey Holten was the guest of his
brother, James, of near Idaho, a few
days lastweek.
BornltoMr. and Mrs. James Thomp-
son this morning, a line daughter.
I Mrs John Nace and daughter, Mrs.
Edith Covan and little daughter, o
Sinking Spring, called on Mrs. Per
melia A. Eissllng Tuesday afternoon.
I Daniel Setty and wife and daughter,
Mr. and Mrs. Eli Moore, of Sinking
Spring, and Manlove Bead and wife,
of Straight Creek, spent Tuesday at
the home of Mr. Reed's parents, Mr.
and Mrs. J. L. Reed.
Mrs. Wayne Harris, of Cincinnati, is
the guest of her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Smiley Bryan.
Fred Spargur and family, of Rains
boro, spent Thursday with H. M. Eu
banks and family.)
II. V. Matthews and. wife, Bess L.
I Butler and Veina Rhoads spent a
very pleasant evening with Mr. and
Mrs. J. O. Stults Tuesday.
Burton Rhoads and wife, of near
Hillsboro. spent Sunday with Mrs.
Louisa Lawson.
Mrs. Rebecca' DeardotI took dinner
Saturday with Mrs. Maud Matthews.
Jack Butler and family, of Elmvllle,
spent Saturday and Sunday with H.
M. Eubanks and family.
James Ray Deardofl spent Sunday
with their cousin, Verna Rhoads.
Mrs. L. M. Kelly, of Cynthlanav
spent Tuesday night and Wednesday
with Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Stults.
Mrs. Artie Eubank and son were
tne guests of the former's parents,
Mr. and (Mrs. P. B. Cartwrlght, of
near Cedar Point, Wednesday.
Rev, George Lefever, of West .Un
ion, spent a few days last week with
Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Holten.
Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Butler, of Sink
ing Spring, spent Sunday with their
daughter, Mrs. Lawrence Kessler.
Commissioner D. O. Matthews and
nephew, Glenn Harris, of Greenfield,
spent from Saturday until Monday
with the former's son, U. V. Mat
thews. Frank Murren and wife and son, of
CULT Range, spent from Saturday un
til Wednesday with the former's aunt,
.Mrs. Rebecca DeardotI
Mrs. Ben Butler returned home on
Tuesday from Middletown, after
spending several neeks at the bedside
of her mother, Mrs. Frank Irons.
Miss Osa DeardotI called on Miss
Grace navens Friday afternoon.
, Benson Butler and Floyd Chapman,
ot Sinking Spring, spent Saturday
night and Sunday with the former's
aunt, Bess L. Butler.
Alva Valentine, of Falrvlew, spent
the latter part of the week with Mr.
and Mrs. T. W Maxwell and family.
Dock Havens, of Good Hope, was
the guest of J. P. Havens ana family
Tuesday night. He was accompanied
home by his mother, Mrs. Nancy-
Havens, who had been the guest of
Mr. and Mrs. Havens for a week.
s HoWa This?
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for any caso of Catarrh U.-t
cannot be cured by Hall's Catarrh,
Cure. .
JF. J. CHENEY & CO.. Toledo, O.
Wo, tho unaerelimec!, havo l.nown V. J.
Chcnuy for tho la ; 15 years, and belleva
him perfectly. honorablo ln oil business
transactions and financially ublo ta csrry
out any obligations mado by his Arm.
NATIONAL BANK O? COJIHET.Cp,
w Toledo, a.
Hall's Catarrh Cure Js talteri Iniernaflv.
actlns i roctly upon tlio biped and mu
cous surfacrs of tho 8yiteni. Test'-iont-la
nsat frr rrlis 75 cents n,r biti yald
by r'l rumls.
Take UolTu Family iUVa for r.ocutipailoo.
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