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iHUK&UAV, MARCH 5. 1914.
J! The Mystery
Bon I e Cabinet
By BURTON E. STEVENSON
Copyright, 1913. by Burton E. T
Slmftionds waa quicker than I. and
together they threw themselves nt the
door. It cracked ominously, but still
held. Again they tried, aud this time
it split from top to bottom. Godfrey
kicked the pieces to either aide and
slipped between them. Slmmonds after
1 reached the stair head In time to see
Godfrey try tlip front door and then
turn along the lower hall lending to
the back of the house. An Instant
later a chorus of, frenzied women's
shrieks made my hair stand on end.
How I got down the stairs 1 do not
know. But 1. too. turned back along
the lower hall, expecting any instant
to come upon I knew not what horror.
1 reached an open door, passed through
It and found myself In the laundry lu
the midst of a group of excited and In
dignant wom'eu. who greeted my ap
pearance with a fresh series of screams.
Unable to go farther. I sat limply
down upon a box and looked at them.
I was still sitting there wheu Godfrey
came back, breathing heavily, chagrin
and anger In his eyes.
"A crime has been committed up
stairs." he said to the manager. "This
gentleman with me is Mr Slmmonds
of the detective bureau." and at the
words Slmmonds showed his shield.
"We sliall have to notify headquar
ters," Godfrey went on. "and 1 would
advise that you keep your glrln-nt their
work. I don't suppose you want to be
mixed up in It." '
"Sure not," agreed the manager
promptly, and while Slmmonds went
to the phone and called up police head
quarters the manager had the girls
back at their work in short order.
Godfrey came over to me and laid
his hand on my shoulder "
"Why. Lester,'' he said, "yon look as
though you Were at your last gasp."
"I am." I said. "I'm going to have
nervous prostration If this thing keeps
up. You're not looking particularly
"I'm not happy. I've let that fellow
kill a man right under my nose liter
ally under my nose and then get
"Kill a man!" 1 repeated. "Do you
"Go upstairs and look at the right
hand of the man lying there," said
Godfrey curtly, "and you'll see what I
Slmmonds joined us with a twisted
smile on his lips, and I saw that even
be was considerably shaken.
"I got Grady." he said, "and told
him what had happened. He says
he's too busy to come up and that I'm
to take charge of things. The ambu
lance will be around at once. We'd
better get our shoes on and go back
upstairs and see if anything can be
done for that fellow."
Slmmonds knelt beside the body and
held up the limp right hand for us
Just above the knuckles were two
tiny incisions, with a drop or two of
blood oozing away fiom them, and
the flesh about them swollen and dis
colored. "I knew what it was the Instant h
yelled 'Death!'" said Godfrey quietly.
"And he knew what it was the in
stant he felt the stroke. It is evident
enough that he had seen it used be
fore or beard of It and knew thai it
meant instant death."
I sat down, staring at the dead man,
and tried to collect my senses. I saw
a man roughly dressed, with bushy
black hair and tangled beard: a very
friant of a man.
A sudden thought brought me holt
"But Armand!" ) cried. "Where is
Godfrey looked at me with a half
"What. Lester!" he said, "don't you
Understand even yet? It was your
fascinating M. Annum who dld'thnt."
and he pointed to the de.id man.
I felt as though I bad been struck
ft heavy blow upon the bead; black
(circles whirled before my eyes.
"Was It Armand," I asked, "who lay
there in the corner?"
'Certainly It was," Godfrey answer
ed. "Who else could it be?"
"Godfrey!" I cried, remembering
suddenly, "Did you see his eyes as
bo luy there watching the man at the
"Yes: I saw them."
They were the same eyes?"
"The same eyes."
"And the laugh did you hear that
"Certainly I heard it"
"1 heard it once before," I said, "and
you thought, it was a 'case of nerves!"
I fell silent a moment, shivering a
little at the remembrance.
"But why did Armand lie there so
quietly?" I asked at last. "Was he in
jured?" Godfrey mode a little gesturo to
ward the corner.
"Go see for yourself." he said.
Something luy along the wall, on tho
pot -where I had seeu that figure, and
aa I bent over it 1 saw that it was a
large net, finely meshed, but very
"That was dropped over Armand's
bead aa be came up the stairs." said
Godfrey, "or flung over him na ho
came Into tho room. Then tho dead
man yonder Jumped upon him "lind
trussed hlni up wlthvthoso ropes."
Pushing the net aside. 1 snw upon
the floor a little pile of severed cords;
"Yes." I agreed: "he would be ablo
to do that. Have you noticed his size,
Godfrey? He was almost n giant!"
"lie couldn't have done It If Armand
hadn't been willing that he should,"
retorted Godfrey curtly. "You see he
had no difficulty In getting away'." and
he held up the net and pointed to the
great rents In It. "He cut his wny
out while he was lying here. 1 ought
to have known"
He threw the net down upon the
floor with a gesture of disgust and dls
palr. Then he stopped in front of the
Untile cabinet nod looked down nt it
musingly, and, after a moment, his
face brightened. The burlap wrap
pings had been almost wholly torn
"But we'll get him. Slmmonds," said
Godfrey, and his lips broke into a
mniie. "In fact, we've got him now.
We have oiily to wait, and he'll walk
Into our arms Slinnioiids. I want yon
in lock this cabinet up In the strongest
ell around at ,our station, enrry the
ki'y yourself and give your reasons to
. "Was It Armand who lay there in tho
I "That'll be eny." I.iuglicd Slmmonds.
"I haven't got any umnoiw."
"Oh, yes. you h:ue." and Godfrey
bent upon him a gae that was pos
itively hypnotic. "You will do It be
cause I want you to and because I tell
you that, sooner or later. If you keep
this cabinet safe where no one can get
at It, the man c want will walk Into
our hands. Anil I'll tell you more than
, that, Simiut-udA; if we do get him. I'll
have tile biggest story I ever had, and
you will be world famous. France
1 will make you a chevalier of the
Legion of Honor. Siiiiiuouds. mark my
words. This fellow is the biggest catch
we could make. lie's the greatest
, criminal of modern times."
I With Armand. so finished, so self
poised, so distinguished, in my mind,
and the body of hi- latest victim be-
i fore my ejes. I nodded gloomily.
I "But. Godfrey, who Is this man?" I
1 asked. "Why did he kill that poor
I fellow up there? Why did he kill
Drotfet and Vanillic'' How did he get
Into the Vantine house? What is it all
"Ah!" he said, looking at me with a
1 smile. "That K the lniivuti)iit ques-
, tion what I It till about! If I can,
I I'll drop in tonight to eo you, and we
can thrash II out. Will that suit you?'
I "Yes." I said: "ami for heaven's sake,
don't fall to come!"
I That night 1 had lieun to fear that
Godfrey was going to disappoint me.
so late it was licfoie his welcome
knock came at my door I hastened to
let hlni in. iimPr vould tell by the sigh
of relief with which lie sank into a
chair that he was thoroughly weary.
1 "If J oil have an explanation. God-'
frey." I mild, "for heaven's sake tell
me! Tell me Aim how you and Slm
monds came to be following .rmand."
"Simply because I had found out ho
wasn't Armand. Felix Armand Is In
I'urls at this moment. You were too
credulous. Lester' i
I "Why, I never luid any doubt of his
being Armand." I stammered. "He
knew about my ciblegrain; he knew
about the lirui's answer"
"Of course he did. because your ca
ble was never received by the Ar
tnnnds, but by a confederate In this
fellow's employ, and It was that con
federate who answered It"
"Then you btlll believe that the cabi
net was sent to Vnutiue by design aud
vnot by accident?"
j "Absolutely. It was sent by the Ar
mands in good faith because they Re
lieved that it hud been purchased by
Vantine, nil of wheh had been arrang
ed yery carefully by the great un
known." "Tell me how you know all this.
Godfrey," 1 said. n
"I cabled our man at Paris to Inves
tigate. Our man went at once to the
elder Armand and learned a number
of very interesting tilings. One was
that the son. Felix Armand, waa In
Paris; another was that no member
of the Ann knew anything about your
cable or the answer to it; a third was
that had the cable been received It
would hqvp been understood, because
the Armands books show that till-
cabinet was bought by Philip Vnnttno
for the sum of 15,000 francs."
"Not this ono!" 1 protested.
"Yes, this ono, and It was cheap at
"But Vnntlne told mo himself that
ho did not buy that cabinet"
"Nor did he. But somebody bought
It in his name nnd directed that It bo
Bent forward to htm."
. "And paid 15.000 francs for It?"
"Certainly. And paid 15,000 francs
to tho Artnands."
"Bather an expensive present" I
sold feebly, for my brain was begin
ning to whirl ngaln.
"Oh, it wasn't Intended as a present
The purchaser planned to reclaim it
but Vnntlne's death threw him out"
"But what was his object? Was ho
trying to evade the duty?"
"The other cabinet Is tho ono which
Vantlno really purchased. It was. of
course, sent forward to this other fel
low's address here In New York. His
plan Is evident enough to call upon
Vantine as the representative of the
Annands or perhaps as tho owner of
the Montespan cabinet nnd make the
exchange. Vantlne's death spoiled
that, and he had to make tho exchange
"And he accomplished all this by
means of a confederate In the employ
of the Artnands?"
"No doubt of It The clerk who mado
the supposed sale to Vantine nnd got
a commission on It resigned suddenly
two days ago just as soon as he had
intercepted your cable and answered
it The Paris police are looking for
him. but I doubt if they'll find him."
"That's all clear enough," I said,
"but what Is there about that Boulo
cabinet which makes this unknown
willing to do murder for It? Doe3 ho
think those letters nre still in It?"
"He knows they are not In It now
you told him. Before that ho knew
nothing about the letters. If ho bad
known of them he would have had
them out before the cabinet was ship
ped." "What Is it, then?" I demanded.
"And, above all, Godfrey, why should
this fellow hide himself in Vantlne's
house and kill two men?"
"I see no reason to believe that be
was ever Inside the Vantine house,"
said Godfrey quietly. "That Is, until
you took him there yourself this after
noon." 'That's nonsense. He must hnve
been In the house or he couldn't have
killed Vantine and Drouet"
"Who said he killed them?"
"If he didn't kill them, who did?'!
"Well.'' Godfrey nnswered, "nowI'm
going to romance a little. We will re
turn to your fascinating friend, Ar
mand, as we may as well call him for
the present He is an extraordinary
man. In my opinion he is the greatest
criminal of modern times."
I "If he is n criminal at all ho Is un
doubtedly a great one," I conceded.
."But it is bard for me to believe that
ho Is a criminal. He's the most cul
tured man 1 ever met"
"Of course he is. That's why he's
"Crocard the Invincible."
JUS M. Armand," continued
Godfrey. "Is a great criminal
and has, of course, various
followers, upon whom he
must reiy for the performance of cer
tain details, since he can be in but one
place at a time. Abject-and absolute
obedience Is necessary to success, and
he compels obedience in the only way
In which it can bo compelled among
criminals by fear. For disobedience
there is but one punishment death.
And tho manner of the death Is so cer
tain and so mysterious as to be almost
supernatural, for deserters and trai
tors are found to have died, inevitably
and invnriably, from the effects of nil
Insignificant wound on the right hand.
Just above the knuckles.
"It Is by tills secret" Godfrey con
tinued, "that Armand preserves his
absolute supremacy. But occasionally
the temptation is too great and one
of his uieu deserts. Armand sends
this cabinet to America, He knows
that in this case the temptation is very
great indeed. He feats treachery, and
he arranges In the cabinet a mecha
nism which will inflict death upon the
traitor In precisely the same woy in
which he himself inflicts It by means
of a poisoned stab in the right band.
Imagine the effect upon his gang. He
is nowhere near when the act of
treachery Is perforpied, and yet tho
traitor dies instantly and surelyl"
"But" I questioned, "what act of
trtnebery was it that Armand feared?"
"The opening of the secret drawer,"
"Then you still believe in thtTpolson
"I certainly do. The tragedy of this
afternoon proves tho truth of the
"I don't see It" I said helplessly.
"Why, Lester," protested Godfrey,
"it's ns plain as day.. Who was that
bearded giant who was killed? The
traitor, of course. Do you suppose for
.n Instant that Armand was ignorant
of bis presence in that house? Do you
suppose he would have been able to"
take Armand 'prisoner if Armand had'
not been willing that he should?"
"1 don't see how Armand could help
himself after that fellow got bis hands
"You don't? And you saw yourself
that be was not really bound that
he bad cut himself loose!"
"That Js true," I said, thoughtfully,
"Let us reconstruct tho story," God
frey went on rapidly. "The traitor
discovers the secret of tho cabinet Ho
follows Armand to New York, shadows
him to'theiouse on Seventh avenue,
Walts for hi in there and seizes and
binds b(m, He Is half mad with tri
umph. He chants & crazy singsong
"about revenge, revenge, revenge! And
tn oruer tnnt tno tnumpn may do com
plete, be does not kill his prisoner at
once. He rolls him Into n corner and
proceeds to rip awny the burlnp. His
triumph will bo to open tho secret
drawer before Armani's eyes. And
Annnnd lies there in tho corner, his
eyes gleaming, because it Is really
the moment of his triumph which is
at hand. The Instant the traitor open
ed the drawer he would bo stabbed by
the poisoned mechanism! It was for
that that Armand waited!"
I lay back in my chnlr with a gasp
of amazement and admiration. I had
been blind not to see ltl
"It was not until the last moment,"
Godfrey went on, "when. the troltor
was bending above the cabinet feeling
for tho spring that I realized what was
about to happen. There was no time
for hesitation I sprang into tho room.
Armand vanished in an instant and
the giant also tried to escape, but I
caught blm at the door. I bad no Idea
of bis danger; I bad do thought that
Artnand would dare linger. He had
to kill that man: thero were no two
ways about It. Whatever tho risk, ho
had to kill him."
"But why?" I asked. "Why?"
"To seal his lips. If we had cap
tured him do you suppose Armand's
secret would have been safe for ari In
stant? So ho had to kill htm he had
to kill him with tho poisoned barb
and he did kill him and got away Into
"Perhaps he knew that we were
there all the time."
"Of course he did," assented God
frey grimly. "To think that I was
fool enough, to suppose that I could
follow him about the streets of New
York without his knowing It! Ho
knew from the first that be might be
followed and prepared for it"
"But how about Armand?" 1 pro
tested. "Aren't you going to try to
capture him? Are you going to let him
"He w.on't get away!" and Godfrey's
eyes were gleaming again. "We don't
have' to search for him, for we've got
our trap, Lester, and It's baited with
a bait bo can't resist the Boule cabi
net!" "And you really think he will walk
Into your trap?"
"1 know be wiluOne of these days
he will try to get that cabinet otirof
the steel cell at the Twenty-third Btreet
station in which wo have It locked.
The only thing I am afraid of Is that
he'll get away with the cauinet in
spite of us."
Days passed nnd nothing happened
nothing, that is, in so far as the cab
inet was concerned. There was nn in
quest of course, over the victim of
tie latest tragedy, and once again 1
was forced to give my evidence before
a coroner's Jury.
The Bertillou measurements of the
victim had been cabled to Paris, and
be bad been instantly identified as a
fellow named Morel, well known to the
police ns a daring aud desperate crim
inal; In fact, M. Lepiue considered the
matter so Important that he cabled
next day that he was seudlng Inspector
Plgot to New York to investigate the
affair further and to confer with our
bureau as to the best methods to be
taken to apprehend the murderer. In
spector Plgot, It was added would sail
at once from Havre ou La Savole.
Meanwhile. Grady's men, with Slm
monds at their head, strained every I
nerve to discover the whereabouts of
the fugitive: a net was thrown over'
the entire city, but, while a number of
fish were captured, tho one which the
police particularly wished for was not
among them. Grady asserted confi
dently that he had left New York.
The Boule cabinet remained locked
up in a cell at the Twenty-Jhlrd street
station, and Slmmonds kept the key in
his pocket I was much amused at
the pains which Godfrey took to in
form the fugitive as to its where
abouts and as to h.ow It was guarded.
Over and over ngaliu while the other
papers wondered at his imbecility, he
told how It had been placed In the
strongest cell at the Twenty-third
street station: a cell whose bars wero
made of chrome nickel steel which no
saw could bite lito; a cell whose lock
was worked not only by a key. but by
a combination, known to one man
only: n cell Isolated from the the oth
ers, standing alone In the middle of the
third corridor, in full view of the offi
cer on guard, so that no one could ap
proach ft. duy or night without being
Instantly discovered; a cell whose door
was connected with an automatic
alarm over the sergeant's desk In the
Of the Boulo cabinet Itself Godfrey
sald little, saving his story for the de
nouement which he seemed so sure
would come. But the details which I
have given above were dwelt upon in
the Record, until, happening to meet
Godfrey on the street one day, I pro
tested that he would only succeed in
frightening the fugitive away alto
gether, e'ven if ho still had any designs
on the cabinet, which 1 very much
doubted. But Godfrey only laughed.
"There's not the slightest danger of
frightening him away "' bo said. "This
fellow isn't that kind."
"But a man would bo nfpol to at
, tempt to get that cabinet," I protested.
1 "It's simply Impossible."
"It looks Impossible, I'm free to ad
mit" ho agreed. "But. Just the same,
wnke every morning cold with fear
and run to tho phone to make suro the
cabinet's safe, You don't appreciate
this fellow as I do. He's a genius.
Nothing Is impossible to blm. He dis
dains easy Jobs. -When he thinks a
Job Is 'too easy be makes it harder.
Just as a sporting chance."
"You know whajBlL then?" I de
"I thjnk I do I bdpfdo. But I am
not going' to tell even you till I'm'
sure. I'll say this: If be Is' who I
think be Ts It would be a delight to
match one's brains with his. Wo
havon't got any one like hl'm over
bore, which is a pity!"
I was inclined to doubt this, for I
havo' no romantic admiration for gen
tlemen burglars, even In Action. How
ever plcturcsquo ahd chlvolrlc, a thief
is, after nil, a thief.
1 pointed out to Godfrey now that if
his intuitions were correct he would
Boon have a chance to match his wits
with those of the great unknown.
"Yes," ho ngreed, "and I'm scared to
death. I have been ever since 1 began
to suspect his identity."
It was while I was sitting moodily
In my room ono night that a knock
came at tho door, a knock I recog
nized, nnd I arose Joyfully to admit
I could see by tho way his eyes were
shining that he had something un
usual to tell me.
"I know who iho great unknown Is,"
ho began, "and fym going to tell you
presently. Day after tomorrow,
Wednesday, I'll know all the rest Tho
whole story will be In Thursday morn-
Ing s paper."
"Godfrey," I protested, "I wish you
would pick out somebody else to pruc
tlce on. You come up hero and explode
a bomb Just to see how high I'll Jump.
It's amusing to you no doubt nnd per
hups a little Instructive, but my nerves
won't stand It"
"My dear Lester." he broke in, "that
wasn't a bomb, thafwas a slmpli
statement of facts. Before I answer
any questions I wapt to ask you one.
Did you by any chance mention me to
the gentleman known to you ns M.
Felix Armand?" ,
"Yes," I answered after a moment's
thought "1 believe I did. I told him
you were a genius nt solving mys
teries." Godfrey nodded.
"That" he sdid. "explains tho ono
thing I didn't understand. Now go
ahead with your questions."
"You said awhile ago that you wonld
know all about this affair day after to
morrow." "I have received a letW which sets
the date," and he took froni his pock-
I Read This Extraordinary Epistle,
et n sheet of paper and handed it over
to me. "Read It!"
The letter was written In pencil In
n delicate and somewhat feminine
hand, on n sheet of plain, unruled pa
llor. With nn astonishment which in
rreased with every word I read this
My Dear Mr. Godfrey I have been high
ly flattered by your Interest in the affair
of the cabinet Boulo and admire most
deeply your penetration In arriving at a
conclusion so nearly correct regarding it
1 must thank you also for your kindness
In keeping me informed of the measures
which have been taken to guard the cab
inet nnd which teem to me very complete
and well thought out. I have myself visit
ed the station and Inspected the cell, and
I find that In every detull you were cor
rect. It is because I so esteem you as an ad'
versary that I tell you in confidence that
It is my Intention to regain possession of
my Drooerty on Wednesday next and that,
having done so, I shall beg you to -accept
a small souvenir of the occasion.
I am, my dear sir, most cordially yours.
. The Invlncib'le.
I looked up to find Godfrey regard
ing me with a quizzical smile-
"Of course it's a Joke," I said. Then
1 looked at him again. "Surely, God
frey, you don't believe thist Is genuine!"
"Perhaps we cau prove It" ho said
quietly. "That is one reason I came.
up. Didn't Armand leave a uote for
you the day he failed to see you?"
"Yes; ou his card; 1 have It here!"
and with trembling fingers, I got out
my pocketbook and drew the cafd
from the compaitinent lu which I had
carefully preserved It
One glance at It was enough". The
penciled line ou tho back wus unques
tionably written by the same hand
which wrote tho letter.
"I have been certain from tboiflrstJ
that it was, he!" said Godfrey. ;
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-One of the German transatlantic
liners carries dlvlnfr suits equipped
wlthspeaklnp tubes, for the -use of
members of its crew In fJKhtlnpf fires
Hostess (pushln gly) They tell me
doctor, you are a perfect lady killer
poctor (modestly) I assure you, my
dear madam, I make no distinction
whatever'batween the sexes. London
Notice of Appointment.
Estate of M. P. Carroll deceased.
J. E. I arroil has been appointed, and quali
fied as Administrator, wild the Will A&aexed
of the estate ot M. P. Carroll late of Ulgn
land county, Ohio, deceased.
Dated this tth flay of February, A. D, 1H4
J. U. Woautr.
adv Probate Judge of ealdjcounty,
Notice of Appointment.
Estate of Mary Mary tlousn deceased
Mvrta Chancy has been appointed and
auallued as executrix o the estate ot Mary
oush, late of Highland Uqunty, Ohio, de-
Dated this 21st day of February A. D. IBM.
J, H. VVont-Ef,
adv Probate Judge of Said County.
The Highland coun y B urd of School Ex
aminers hereby glve aotlce that examina
tions of Applicants ol .UQcates will take
Blace In the Waablngioi school Uulldlng.
lllsboro, on the first Saturday of every
Patterson examinations will be held on the
third Saturday of April and on the third
Saturday ot May,
As prescribed by law, the fee for teachers
examinations will be 6o cents, while.- for
Patterson examinations no fee Is charged,
O. A. Tbneh, Sinking Spring. Pres.
adv W. H. Vance. Hlllsboro, Vice Pres.
H, D. Galmett, Lynchburg, Sec.
In pursuance of an order of the Probate
Court of Highland County, Ohio, 1 will otter
for sale at public auction on
Saturday, March 14th, '1914,
at 1 o'clock, p m.. on the premises herein
after described, the following real estate,
Situ ate .In the County of Highland, State
of Ohio, and In the village of Ralnsboro, and
hounded and described as follows :
Delng In-lot Number Ninety (No. 90), as the
same Is known and designated on the record
ed plat of said village of Ralnsboro. Being
s.me premises conveyed by Amanda House
man to Sarah Houseman, by deed dated
January 19th. 1883. recorded in Deed Book: 61,
poge 238. Said real estate Is situated on the
north side of Main street in said village and
Is cast of Mill street, but not between any
streets running north and south.
Satd premises are appraised at $200.00, and
cannot sell for less than two-thirds of
the appraised value. Terms, cash, on day.
of sale. adv
(3-12) J. Horace Roads, Admr,,
of estate of Sarah Dammann, dee'd.
Notice Is hereby given that a petition will
be presented to the Commissioners of High
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March 10th, 1914, praying for the appoint
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et.tabbsd a Free Turnpike Koad along the
following line to-wlt :
Beginning at the Hlllsboro, Danville and
Pricetown turnpike, west of the residence of
Frank Foust. in Salem township. Highland
Connty. Ohio, and in the center of a county
read; thence with said eounAy road as nearly
as practicable, and in a southerly direction,
passing the residences of C. c. Sanders, Alva
Uossett and Matt Pulllam to the road kn wn
a the Salem and Clay township road near
the residence of Nick Marconnett ; thence
with said road In an easterly and southerly
direction pausing the residences of I J,
Davidson and Win Custer to the old stale
road from Danville to Uuford : thence wth
Bald state road a distance of about TO rods to
a county road Intersecting said state road
east of school lot district No. 3. Clay town
ship; thence with satd county road la a
southerly direction to the Strattout and llu
lorc! ly'ree Turni Ike near the residence ot P.
Q Fenner. a distance of about three and one
fourth (3f ) 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
the taxes which may be assessed agalnflt
them lor the construction of said road at
their option, at the prices paid for labor In
the building and construction of satd road
by the superintendent or other person in
charge, and for the purpose of constructing
said Free Turnpike Koad, they will ask for
the levy of an extra tax of u a mills, on the
dollar for the period of twenty flyg years
upon all the lands and taxable personal
property within the limits of the said pro
posed Free Turnpike Road (under the one
mile assessment pike law.) Sectlo s T232 to
7331, Inclusive. General Code of Ohio, unless
the same be sooner completed and paid for.
Wm Custbb And Others,
13-12) adv Petitioners.
BALTIMORE & OHIO
Winter Tourists Tickets to Florida
and points in south. Tickets on sale
daily, liberal stopover, long limit.
All Year Tourists; Tickets on sale
daily to California, Oregon, and Wash
ington. See your agent for particu
lars. Homeseeker tickets. to South, West
and Northwest on Isale the first and
third Tuesday of each month,
Important change of time.
Trains departlfrom Hlllsboro as fol
lows: PAIT.X EXCEPT SUNDAY
8 a. m., 3:45 p. m., 0:30 p. m.
8:20 a. m. C;30 p. m.
Trains arrive IslH lllsboro as follows:
DAILY" EXCEPT SUNDAY
10:30 a. ro., C;05 p. m., 0:20 p. m.
10:30 a. m., 0:20 p. m.
Two- hour schedules to and from
Call on or ' address S, G. Griffin,
Agent, Hlllsboro, O, L. B. Paul, D.
P, A., Chillicothei
According to the Mexican year book
the total capital employed in the Mexi
can mining industry is 3G57.000.000.
Of this $500,000,000 is said to be
A merle in.
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7q offor Ono Hundred Dollars H
ward for any case ot Catarrh t t
qssnot be cured, by Hall's Catar.U
F. J. CIIENEYI & CO.. Toledo, Q.
7o, tho undersigned, i,avo known r J,
Cheney for tho lai 15 years, nnd bcllino
Illm perfectly honorable In all business
Jransactiona and financially abla to carry
out any obligations mado by his firm
"gNA'ZIONAL BANK OP COMMEUCS,
' fr Tclcdp, O.
Hall's Cat&rrh Curo Is taken lntem-l''-,
actln.i directly upon tho blood nnd xrwi
oub surfaces of tho system. Testlmonl la
vKikfreo. Prion 75 cents per bottle, field
y rl PrusrcUts.
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