THE NEWS-HERALD, HILLSBORO, OHIO, THUKbJLM MAY 7, 1914
of Her Hand
A great relaxation came over Sara
"Wrandall. It was as If every nerve,
every muscle In her body had reached
the snapping point and suddenly had
given way. For a moment her hands
were weak and powerless; her head
tell forward. In an instant she
conquered but only partially the
strange feeling of lassitude. Then she
realized how tired she was, how fierce
ly the strain had told on her body and
train, how much she had really suf
fered. Her blurred eyes turned once more
for a look at the girl, who sat there,
Just as Bhe had been sitting for miles,
her white face standing out with al
most unnatural clearness, and as rigid
as that of a sphinx.
The girl spoke. "Do they hang wom
an In this country I
Mrs. Wrandall started. "In some ot
the states," she replied, and was un-'
able to account for the swift impulse
"But in this state?" persisted the
other, almost without a movement of
"They send them to the electric
chair sometimes," said Afrs. Wran
dall. There was a long silence between
them, broken finally by the girl.
"You have been very kind to me,
madam. I have no means of express
ing my gratitude. I can only say that
I shall bless you to my dying hour.
May I trouble you to set me down at
the bridge? I remember crossing one.
I shall be able to "
"No!" cried Mrs. Wrandall shrilly,
divining the other's intention at once.
"You shall not do that. I, too, thought
of that as a way out of it for you,
but no, it must not be that. Give me
a few minutes to think. I will find a ,
The girl turned toward her. Her
eyes were burning.
"Do you mean that you will help
me to get away?" she cried, slowly,
"Let me think!"
"You will lay yourself liable "
"Let me think, I say."
"But I mean to surrender myself
"An hour ago you meant to do it,
but what were you thinking of ten
minutes ago? Not surrender. You
were thinking of the bridge. Listen to
me now: I am sure that I can save
you. i ao not Know an me an tne
circumstances connected .with your as
sociation with with that man back
there at the inn. Twenty-four hours
passed before they were able to iden
tify him. It is not unlikely that to
morrow may put them in possession of
the name of the woman who went
with him to that place. They do not
know it tonight, of that I am positive.
You covered your trail too well. But
you must have been seen with him
during the day or the night "
The other broke in eagerly: "I
don't believe any one knows that I
that I went out there with him. He
arranged it very carefully. Oh, what
a beast he was!" The bitterness of
that wail caused the woman beside her
to cry out as if hurt by a sharp, al
most unbearable pain. For an instant
she seemed about to lose control of
herself. The car swerved and came
'dangerously near leaving the road.
A full minute passed before she
could trust herself to speak. Then
it was with a deep hoarseness in her
"You can tell me about it later on,
not now. I don't want to hear it. Tell
me, where do you live?"
The girl's manner changed so abso
lutely that there could be but one in
ference; she was acutely suspicious.
Her lips tightened and her figure
seemed to stiffen in the seat.
"Where do you live?" repeated the
"Why should I tell you that? I do
not know you. You "
"You are afraid of me?"
"Oh, I don't know what to say, or
what to do," came from the lips of the
hunted one. "I have no friends, no
one to turn to, no one to help me.
You you can't be so heartless as to
lead me on and then give me up to
God help me, I I should not be made
to suffer for what I have done. If you
only knew the circumstances. If you
only knew "
"Stop!" cried the other, in agony.
The girl was bewildered. "You are
so strange. I don't understand
"We have but two or three miles to
go," interrupted Mrs. Wrandall. "We
must think hard and rapidly. Are
you willing to come with me to my
hotel? You will be safe there for the
present. Tomorrow we can plan some
thing for the future."
"If I can only find a place to rest
for a little while," began the other.
"I shall be busy all day, you will not
be disturbed. But leave the rest to
me. I shall find a way."
It was nearly three o'clock when
she brought the car to a stop In front
of a small, exclusive hotel not far
from Central park. The street was
Author of "Graii stark."
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GEORGE BARH. MCCUTCHEOM
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dark and the vestibule was but dimly
lighted. No attendant was in sight.
"Slip into this," commanded Mrs.
Wrandall, beginning to divest herself
of her own fur coat. "It will cover
your muddy garments. I am quite
warmly dressed. Don't worry. Be
quick. For the time being you are my
guest here. You will not be ques
tioned. No one need know who you
are. It will not matter if you look dis
tressed. You have just heard of the
dreadful thing that has happened to
"Happened to you?" cried the girl,
drawing the coat about her.
"A member of my family has died.
They know It in the hotel by this
time. "I was called to the death bed
tonight. That is all you will have to
"Oh, I am sorfy "
"Come, let us go in. When we
reach my rooms, you may order food
and drink. You must do it, not I.
Please try to remember that it is I
who am suffering, not you."
A sleepy night watchman took them
up in the elevator. 'He was not even
interested. Mrs. Wrandall did not
speak, hut leaned rather heavily on
the arm of her companion. The door
had no sooner closed behind them
when the girl collapsed. She sank to
the floor In a heap.
"Get up!" commanded her hostess
sharply. This was not the time for
soft, persuasive words. "Get up at
once. You are young and strong. You
mui t show the stuff you are made 'of
now if you over mean to show it. I
cannot help you if you quail."
The girl looked up piteously, and
then struggled to her feet. She stood
before her protectress, weaving like
a frail reed in the wind, pallid to the
"I beg your pardon," she murmured.
"I will not give way like that again.
I dare say I am faint. I have had no
food, no rest but never mind that
now. Tell me what I am to do. I will
try to obey."
"First of all, get out of those muddy,
frozen things ou have on."
Mrs. Wrandall herself moved stiffly
and with unsteady limbs as she began
to remove her own outer garments.
The girl mechanically followed her ex
ample. She was a pitiable object in
the strong light of the electrolier.
Muddy from head to foot, water
stained and bedraggled, her face
streaked with dirt, she was the most
unattractive creature one could well
These women, so strangely thrown
together by Fate, maintained an un
broken silence during the long, fumb
ling process of partial disrobing. They
scarcely looked at one another, and
yet they were acutely conscious of the
interest each felt in the other. The
grateful warmth of the room, the ab
rupt transition from gloom and cheer
lessness to comfortable obBcurlty, had
a more pronounced effect on the
stranger than on her hostess.
"It is good to feel warm once more,"
she said, an odd timidness In her man
ner. "You are very good to me."
They were sitting in Mrs. Wran
dall's bedchamber, just off the little
sitting-room. Three or four trunks
stood against the walls.
"I dismissed my maid on landing.
She robbed me," said Mrs. Wrandall,
voicing the relief that was uppermost
in her mind. She opened a closet
door and Took out a thick eider-down
robe, which she tossed across a chair.
"Now call up the office and say that
you are speaking for me. Say to them
that I must have, something to eat,
no matter what the hour may be. I
will get out some clean underwear for
you, and Oh, yes; if they ask about
me, say that I am cold and ill. That
is sufficient Here is the bath. Please
be as quick about it as possible."
Moving as if In a dream, the girl
did as she was told. Twenty minutes
later there was a knock at the door.
A waiter appeared with a tray and
service table. He found Mrs. Wran
dall lying back In a chair, attended
by a slender young woman in a pink
elder-down dressing-gown, who gave
hesitating directions to him. Then he
was dismissed with a handsome tip,
produced by the same young woman.
"You are not to return for these
things," she said as he went out.
In silence she ate and drank, her
hostess looking on with' gloomy inter
est. It was no shock to Mrs. Wran
dall to find that the girl, who was no
more than twenty-two or three, pos
sessed unusual beauty. Her great eyes
were blue the lovely, IrlBh blue her
skin was fair and smooth, her fea
tures regular and of the delicate mold
that defines the well-bred gentlewom
an at a glance. Her hair, now in or
der, was dark and thick and lay softly
about her small ears and neck. She
was not surprised, I repeat, for she
had never known Challis Wrandall to
show Interest in any bat the most
attractive of her sex. She found her
self smiling bitterly as she looked.
But who may know the thoughts of
tbe other occupant of that little sitting-room?
Who can put herself in
the place of that despairing, hunted
creature who knew that blood was on
the hands with which she ate, and
whose eyes wero filled with visions of
So great was her fatigue that long
before she finished the meal her tired
lids began to droop, her head to nod
in spasmodic surrenders to an over
powering desire for sleep. Suddenly
she dropped the fork from her Angora
and sank back In the comfortable
chair, her head resting ngalnst the
soft, upholstered back. Her lids fell,
her hands dropped to the arms ot the
"The Black Pile Is Mine, the Gay
Pile la Yoursl"
chair. A fine line appeared between
her dark eyebrows indicative of pain.
For many minutes Sara Wrandall
watched the haggardness deepen in
the face of the unconscious sleeper.
Then, even as she wondered at the
act, she went over and took up one of
the slim hands In her own. The hand
of an aristocrat! It lay limp in hers,
and helpless. Long, tapering fingers
and delicately pink with the return of
Rousing herself from the mute con
templation of her charge, she shook.
the girls shoulder. Instantly she was
awake and staring, alarm in her dazed,
"You must go to bed," said Mrs.
Wrandall quietly. "Don't be afraid.
No one will think of coming here."
The girl rose. As she stood before
her benefactress, she heard her mur
mur as if from afar -off: "Just about
your size and figure," and wondered
not a little.
"You may sleep late. I have many
things to do and you will not be dis
turbed. Come, take off your clothes
and get into my bed. Tomorrow we
will plan further "
"But, madam," cried the girl, "I
cannot take your bed. Where are you
"If I feel like lying down, I shall
He there beside you."
The girl stared. "Lie beside me?"
"Yes. Oh, I am not afraid of you,
child. You are not a monster. You
are just a poor, tired "
"Oh, please don't! Please!" cried
the other, tears rushing to her eyes.
She raised Mrs. Wrandall's hand to
her lips and covered it with kisses.
Long after she went to sleep, Sara
Wrandall stood beside the bed, look
ing down at the pain-stricken face,
and tried to solve the problem that
suddenly had become a part of her
"It is not frlendBhin." shA nrmiori.
fiercely. "It Is not charity, it Is not
humanity. It's the debt I owe, that's
all. She did the thing for me that I
could not have done myself because
I loved him. I owe her something for '
Later on she turned her attention
to the trunks. Her decision was'made.
With ruthless hands she dragged gown
after gown from the "innovations" and
cast them over chairs, on the floor,
across the foot of the bed; smart
thlnge from Paris and Vienna; ball
gowns, tea gowns, lingerie, blouses,
hats, gloves and all of the countless
things that a woman of fashion and
means indulges herself in when she
goes abroad for that purpose r.nd no
other to speak of. From the closets she
drew forth New York "tailor-suits" and
Until long after six o'clock she
busied herself over this huge pile of
costly raiment, portions of which she
had worn but once or twice, some not
at all, selecting certain dresses, hate,
stockings, etc., each of which she laid
carelessly aside; an imposing pile of
many hues, all bright and gay nd glit
tering. In another heap she laid the
somber things of black; a meager as
sortment as compared to the other.
Then she stood back and surveyed
the two heaps with tired eyes, a curi
ous, almost scornful smile on her
lips. "There!" she said with a sigh.
"The black pile is mine, the gay pile
Is yours," ehe went on, turning toward
tho sleeping girl. "What a travesty!"
Then she gathered up the soiled gar
ments her charge had worn and cast
them into the bottom of a trunk, which
she locked. Laying out a carefully se
lected assortment of her own garments
for the girl's use when she aroee, Mrs.
Wrandall sat down beside the bed and
waited, knowing that Bleep would not
come to her.
At half past six she went to the tele
phone and called for the moraine
newspapers. At the same time she
j asked that a couple of 'district meesen-
1 ger boys be sent to her room with the
I least possible delay. The hushed,
scared voice of tho telephone girl
downstairs convinced her that news
of the tragedy was abroad.; she could
imagine tno girl looking at the head
lines with nwed eyes evon as she re
sponded to the call from room 416,
and her shudder bb she realized that
it was tho wife of the dead man speak
ing. One of tho night clerks, pale and
agitated, came up with tho papers.
Without as much as a glance at the
headlines, she tossed the papers on
the tabic "I have sent for two mes
senger boys. It Is too early to ac
complish much by telephone, I fear.
Will you be so kind as to telephone at
seven o'clock or a little after to my
apartment? You will find the number
under Mr. Wrandall's name. Please
Inforu the butler or his wife that they
may expect mo by ten o'clock, and,
that I ehall bring a friend with me a '
young lady. Kindly have my motor
sent to Haffner's garage, and looked
after. When the reporters come, as
they will, please say to them that I
will see them at my own homo at
The clerk, considerably relieved,
took his departure in some haste, and
she was left with the morning papers,
each of which she scanned rapidly, j
The details, of course, were meager.
There was a double-leaded account of
her visit to the inn and her extraor
dinary return to the city. Her chief
interest, however, did not rest in
these particulars, but in the specula
tions of tho authorities as to the Iden
tity of the mysterious woman and
her whereabouts. There was the like
lihood that she .was. not the only onn
who had encountered the girl on the
highway, or in the. neighborhood of the
inn. So far as she could glean from
the reports, however, no one had seen
the girl,, nor was there the slightest
hint offered as to her Identity. The
papers of the previous afternoon had
published lurid accounts of the mur-i
der, with all of the known details, the
name of the victim at that time still
being a mystery. She remembered
reading the story with no little inter
est. The only new feature In the case,
therefore, was the identification of
Challis Wrandall by his. "beautiful
wife," and the sensational manner in
which it had been brought about.
With considerable interest she noted
the hour that these dispatches had
been received from "specfal corre
spondents," and wondered where the
shrewd, lynx-eyed reporters napped
while she was at the inn. All of the
dispatches were timed three o'clock
and each paper characterized its issue
as an "Extra," with Challis Wrandall's
name in huge type across as many
columns as the dignity of the sheet
(To be Continued)
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May 4, 1014.
Guy Wljkin and family, of Marshall
ere guests Sunday of A. G. Cameron
tnd wife ,
The entertainment given by the
Gleaners last Saturday night was wall
attended and a neat sum was added
to tho treasurery.
The kid base ball team went to New
Petersburg to play ball last Friday
afternoon, but were defeated.
Mrs. W. S. Freshwater returned to
her home in Columbus last week, after
(pending sometime here witli her
mother, Mrs. Mary Beaver.
Several of Grover West's friends
gathered at his home last Monday
night and gave him a surprise in honor
ol his birthday.
E. P. Carter is going to Columbus
this week to Interview tho State High
way Commissioner with a hope .f se
curing an appropriation for better
roads of Paint township.
Mrs. W. E. Shriver will entertain
I he Gleaners at the M. E. parsonage
on Friday afternoon.
Jesse Spence and family, of Now
Petersburg, spent Sunday with rela
J. A. Beaver, J. B. Davis, Carey
Heaver, Mrs. Niscea Holmes, W. T.
Hodge and wife attended the meeting
in the interests of the Farmer's In
stitute at Hlllsboro last week. We
are glad to state that Ratnsboro is a
again to have an institute and hope
the community will show their ap
preciation by cooperating with the
ofHcjrs in making it a success.
Mrs. Laura Clay and family are mov
ing to New Petersburg.
C. L. Bedkey and wife were busi
ness visitors at Bainbridge Saturday
Vernon Holmes and wife spent Sun
day witli his mother near Paint.
Master John Roads entertained his
Sunday school class last Saturday af
ternoon. A spelling school will be held at the
public school building on Friday night
at which the north precinct is to spell
against the south precinct. At this
meeting centralization will again be
discussed and a report given from the
State Highway commission with re
gard to the road question that has
proved a stumbling block in the way
of centralized school in this town
ship. A beautiful wedding took place at
the home of Thomas Barrett and wife
last Thursday night. Theirdaughter,
Miss Gladys, became tiie bride of Lee
Lemons, of Iloaglands, the ceremony
being performed by Rev. W. E. Shriv
er. Our public schools are nearing a
close. The Baccalaureate Sermon will
be preached in the M. E. church next
Sunday night by Rev. W. E. Shriver.
Commencement at the K. of P. hall on
Wednesday night, May 13. Price's
Orchestra, of Greenfield, will furnish
the music for this occasion. The
alumni will have their annual banquet
on Friday night, May 15. The gradu
ates this year are Esther Cameron,
Inez Upp, Kathryn Barrett, Elsie
Shipton, Kathryn Harrington, Mabel
Ferneau, Harry i,ewitt, Thomas Fer
guson and Howard Hodge.
J. H. Ivers and-Bert Mercer spent
Sunday in Adams county.
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The Highland county Uoard of School Ex
aminers hereby gives irtlce that examina
tions of Applicants of Certificates will take
place In tbe Washington School Building,
Hlllsboro, ou the first Saturday of every
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.
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adv W. a, Vance, Hlllsboro, Vice Pres.
H. B. Qalliktt, Lynchburg, Sec.
State of Ohio, Insurance Depart
Columucs, March 1, 1914
I, R. M Small, Deputy, acting superinten
dent In absence of the Superintendent of In
surance of the State of Ohio, do hereby
certify that the central, mutual fibs in
burancb Afcsoi iation, located at Hlllsboro,
High and county. In the State of Ohio, has
been duly organized and has compiled in all
respects with thelaws of this State applica
ble to It, and that Its members are author
ized to Insure eacr. other against loss by
are and lightning, cyclones, tornadoes or
wind-storms, hailstorms and explosions
from gas, on property n this state, and to
make, assess and collect upon and from
each other such sums ol money, from time
to time, as may be nt cessary topay losses
which occur by such causes to any member
of such association, as prescribed In Section
9593, General Code of Ohio, until March 1,
10 5 Its condition and business on tbe thlr-ty-flrstday
ot December ot the year next
preceding tbe date hereof, is shown by Us
statement, as required by law, to be as
Certificates in force No. 25(15.
Aggregate amount of available as-
Aggregate amount of liabilities. . 6.K3 75
Net Liabilities...., 6,448.84
Amount of income for the year
c in cash 17.7M38
Amount of expenditures for the
year in cash 17,669.10
In Witness wheheop, I have hereunto sub
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to be affixed, the day and date tlrBt above
adv H. M. Small,
Deputy and Acting Supt In the absence of
the, superintendent ot insurance.
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Notice Sale of Building-.
The undersigned committee of
Council will receive sealed bids for
the purchase of the building and
foundation on the Armory Lot until
Tuesday, May 12, 1914, at 10 o'clock
Said building and foundation to be
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