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THE NEWS-HERALD, HILLSBORO, OHIO, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 1914
6
The Hollow
of Her Hand
mmA
"I'll take chances, Sara," lie said,
with an odd buoyancy In his voice that,
for the life of him, he could not ex
plain, even to himself.
"Even admitting that such should
turn out to be the case," said Mr. Car
roll judicially, "I don't believe you'd
go so far as to put your loyal friends
In Jeopardy, Sara. So we will dismiss
the thought. Don't forget, however,
that you hold them in the hollow of
your hand. My original contention was
baeed on the time-honored saying, j
murder will out.' Wo never can tell j
what may turn up. The best laid plans .
of men and mice oft " I
Sara settled back among the cush
ions with a peremptory wave of her
hand. The loose, flowing sleeve fell
away, revealing her white, exquisitely
modeled arm almost to the shoulder.
For some strange, unaccountable rea
Bon Booth's eyes fell.
"I am tired, wretchedly tired. It has
been a most exhausting day," she said,
with a sudden note of weariness In her
voice. Both men started up apolo
getically. "I will think seriously of
your plan, Mr. Carroll. There Is no
hurry, I'm sure. Please send Miss
Wrandall In to me, will you? Perhaps
you would better tell Hetty to come
In as soon as Vivian leaves. Come
back tomorrow afternoon, Brandon. I
shall be much more cheerful. By the
way, have you noticed that Dicky, out
in the library, has been singing all aft
ernoon as If his little throat would
split? It is very curious, but today la
the first time he has uttered a note
In nearly five months. Just listen to
him! He Is fairly riotous with song."
Booth leaned over and kissed the
hand she lifted to him. "He is like the
rest of us, Sara, Inordinately happy."
A slight shiver ran through her arm.
He felt It.
"I am so afraid hie exuberance of
spirit may annoy Vivian," said she,
with a rare smile. "She detests vul
garity." The men departed. She lay back In
the chaise-lounge, her eyes fixed on
the hand he had touched with his lips.
Watson tapped twice on the door.
"Mise Wrandall could not wait,
ma'am," he said, opening the door soft
ly. "She will call again tomorrow."
"Thank you, Watson. Will you
hand me the cigarettes?"
Watson hesitated. "The cigarettes,
ma'am?"
"Yes."
"But the doctor's orders, ma'am, beg
ging your pardon for "
"I have a new doctor, Watson."
"I beg pardon, ma'am!"
"The celebrated Doctor Folly," she
Bald lightly.
CHAPTER XX.
Sara Wrandall's Decision.
"Now, you see what I mean, Bran
don, when I Insist that it would be a
mistake for you to marry me," said
Hetty in a troubled voice. "I feel that
Sara will not let me go."
"That's pure nonsense, Hetty," he
said. "She wants you to marry me, I
am positive." He may have thought
his tone convincing, but something
caused her to regard him rather fixed
ly, as if she were trying to solve an
elusive puzzle.
He took her by the arm and raised
her to her feet. Holding her quite
close, he looked down into her ques
tioning eyes and said very seriously:
"You are suspicious, even of me.
dearest. I want you. There Is but
one way for you to bo at peace with
yourself; Bhlft your cares over to my
shoulders. I will stand between you
and everything that may come up to
trouble you. We love one another.
Why should we sacrifice our love for
the sake of a shadow? For a week,
dearest, I've been pleading with you;
won't you end the suspense today
end it now and say you will be my
wife?"
The appeal was so gentle, so sincere,
so full of longing that she wavered.
Her tender blue eyes, lately so full of
dread, grew moist with the Ineffable
sweetness of love, and capitulation
was in them. Her warm, red lips part
ed In a dear little smile of surrender.
"You know I love you," she said
tremulously.
He kissed the lovely, appealing lips,
not once but many times.
"God, how I worship you," he whis
pered passionately. "I can't go on with
out you, darling. You are life to me. I
Iove you! I love you!"
She drew back in his arms, the
shadow chasing the light ont of her
eyes.
"We are both living in the present,
we are both thinking only of It, Bran
tion. What of the future? Can we fore
see the future? Dear heart, I am al
ways thinking of your future, not my
own. Is It right for me to bring you"
"And i am thinking only of your fu
ture," he said gravely. "The future
that shall be mine to shape and to
make glad with the fulfilment of every
promise that love has In store for both
iof us. 'Put away the doubts, drlre out
George Barr
McCutcheon
Author of "Graustarkr
Truxton Kinretc.
ILLUSTRATIONS y mWGKITlTDUNG
COPYRiaHT-191a- BY
GEORGE BARK. MCCUTCHfiOM
COPYRIGHT.1912..BY
. UODD.MEAJD 0 COMTAMY
tne snaaows, dearest. Live in the light
for ever. Love is light."
"If I were only sure that my shad
ows would not descend upon you, I "
He drew her close and kissed her
again.
"I am not afraid of your Bhadows.
God be my witness, Hetty, I glory in
them. They do not reflect weakness,
but etrength and nobility. They make
you all the more worth having. I
thank God that you are what you are,
dear heart."
"Give me a few days longer, Bran
don," she pleaded. "Let me conquer
this strange thing that lies here in my
brain. My heart is yours, my soul is
yours. But the brain is a rebel. I
Booth Kissed the Hand She Lifted to
Him.
must triumph over it, or It will always
lie in wait for a chance to overthrow
this little kingdom of ours. Today I
have been terrified. I am disturbed.
Give me a few days longer."
"I would not grant you the respite,
were I not so sure of the outcome," he
said gently, but there was a thrill of
triumph in the tones. Her eyes grew
very dark and soft and her lips trem
bled with the tide of love that surged
through her body. "Oh, how adorable
you are!" he cried, straining her close
In a sudden ecstasy of passion.
The doorbell rang. They drew apart,
breathing rapidly, their blood leaping
with the contact of opposing passions,
their flesh quivering. With a shy,
sweet glance at him, she turned to
ward the door to await the appearance
of Watson. He could still feel her in
his arms.
A drawling voice came to them from
the vestibule, and a moment later Les
lie Wrandall entered the library, pull
ing off his gloves as he came. I
"Hello," he said glibly. "I told that I
fellow downstairs it wasn't necessary
to announce me by telephone. Silly
arrangement, I say. Why the devil
should they think everybody's a thief
or a book agent or a constable with a
subpoena? He knows I'm one of the
family. I'm likely to run in any time,
I told him, and Oh, I say, I'm not
butting in, am I, Miss Castleton?"
He shook hands with both of them,
and then offered his cigarette case to '
Booth, first selecting one for himself.
Hetty assured him that he was not de
trop, sheer profligacy on her part in
view of his readiness to concede the
point without a word from her.
"Nipping wind," he said, taking his
stand before the fireplace. "Where is
Sara? Never mind, don't bother her.
I've got all the time in the world. By
the way, Miss Castleton, what is the
latest news from your father?"
I dare say you have later news than
1, sne saiu, a trace or annoyance in
her manner,
"I thought perhaps he had written
you about his plans."
"My father does not know that I
have returned to New York."
"Oh, I see. Of course. Um um! By
the way, I think the colonel is a cork'
v.v .. ,, 1 m. buu vuw V.UWUs u c V-J.-
er. One of the most amiable thorough-
breds I've ever come across. Ripping.
He's never said anything to me about
your antipathy toward him, but I can
see with half an eye that he is terribly
depressed about it. Can't you get to
gether some way on "
"Really, Mr. Wrandall, you are en
couraging your imagination to a point
where words ultimately must fall you,"
Blie ,said very positively. Booth could
hardly repress a chuckle.
"It's not Imagination on my part,"
said Leslie with conviction, falling ut
terly to recognize the obvious. "I sup
pose you know that he is coming over
to visit me for six weeks or so. We be
came rattling good friends before we
parted. My Jove, you should hear him
on old Lord Murgatroyd's will! The
quintessence of wit! I couldn't take it
as he does. Expectations and all that
sort of thing, you know, going up like
a hot air balloon and bursting in plain
view. But he never squeaked. Laughed
it off. A British attribute, 1 dare say,
I suppose you know that he Is obliged
to sell his estate in Ireland?"
Hety started. She could not con-
I $$ mil "
ceal the look of shame that leaped ln.,amennd Bald sne wmlld th,nk u
... r,e'ijB' i .. x. a Ver. All she asks la that I may bo
:""S E".. happy and free and untroubied all tho
uiudi. uo Mu" DUU,'ft fc" juia. uh
down, Brandy. You look very pictur
esque standing, but chairs weie made
to sit upon or in, whichever Is proper.
Booth shrugged his shoulders.
"I think I'll stand, if you don't mind,
Les."
"1 merely suggested it, old chap.
fearing you might have overlooked the
posslbll ties. Yes, Mise Castleton, he ,
ll?Z B , elif
UU WlllD U1DU1UI UUDUlCDOt AUUIU BUO
something In the tuck of his mind that
he was trying to get at in a tactful
manner. "By the way, Is this properly
entailed?"
"I know nothing at all about It, Mr.
Wrandall," said she, with a pleading
glance at her lover, as If to inquire
what stand she should take In thlstdls
Iresslng situation.
"If It Is entailed he can't sell it,"
said Booth quietly.
"That's true," said Leslie, some
what dubiously. Then, with a mag
nanimity that covered a multiude of
doubts he added: "Of course, I am
only interested in Beeing that you are
properly protected, Miss Castleton.
I've no doubt you hold an interest in
the estates."
"I can't very well discuss a thing I
know absolutely nothing about," she
said succinctly.
"Most of It Is in building lots and
factories in Belfast, of course. It was
more in the nature of a question than
a declaration. "The old family castle
Isn't very much of an asset, I take it."
"I fancy you can trust Colonel Cas
tleton to make the best possible deal
in the premises," said Booth drily.
"I suppose so," Bald the other re
signedly. "He is a shrewd beggar, I'm
convinced of that. Strange, however,
I that I haven't heard a word from him
' since he left us In London. I've been
expecting a cablegram from him every
day for nearly a fortnight, letting me
know when to expect him."
I "Are you going to California this
' winter for the flying?" asked Hetty.
j Sara entered at that juncture, and
they all sat down to listen for half an
hour to Leslie's harangue on the way
the California meet was being mis
managed, at 4he end of which he de
parted. I He took Booth away with him, much
to that young man's disgust.
; "Do you know, Brandy, old fellow,"
said he as they walked down Fifth ave
nue in the gathering dusk of the early
winter evening, "ever since I've begua
to suspect that damned old humbug of
a father of hers, I've been congratu
lating myself that there isn't the re
motest chance of his ever becoming
my father-in-law. And, by George,
you'll never know how near I was to
leaping blindly into the brambles.
What a close call I had!"
I Booth's sarcastic smile was hidden
by the dusk,
He made no pretense of
openly resenting the meanness of
spirit that moved Leslie to these cad
dish remarks. He merely announced
in a dry, cutting voice:
"I think Miss Castleton is to be con
gratulated that her injury is no greater
than nature made It in the beginning."
"What do you mean by 'nature?'"
"Nature gave her a father, didn't
it?"
"Obviously."
"Well, why add Insult to injury?"
"By Jove! Oh, 1 say, old man!"
They parted at the next corner. As
Booth started to cross over to the
Plaza, Leslie called out after him:
"I say, Brandy, just a second, please.
Are you going to marry Miss Castle
ton?" "I am."
"Then, I retract the scurvy things I
said back there. I asked her to marry
me three times and she refused me
three times. What I said about the
brambles was rotten. I'd ask her again
if Mhought she's have me. There you
are, old fellow. I'm a rotten cad, but
I apologize to you just the same."
"You're learning, Leslie," said Booth,
taking the hand the other held out to
him.
While the painter was dining at his
club later on in the evening, be was
called to tho telephone. Watson was
on the wire. He said that Mrs. Wran
dall would like to know if Mr. Booth
could drop in on her for a few min
utes after dinner, "to discuss a very
Important matter, If you please, sir."
At nine o'clock, Booth was in Sara's
library, trying to grasp a new and re
markable phase in the character of
that amazing woman.
I He found Hetty waiting for him i
wncn no arnvea.
j "I don't know what it all means,
Brandon," she said hurriedly, looking
j over her shoulder as she spoke. "Sara
says that she has come to a decision
of Bomo sort. She wants us to hear
her plan before making it final. I I
don't understand her at all tonight"
I "" "
"It can't be anything serious, dear-
' est," he said, but something cold and
nameless oppressed him just the same.
"She asked me If I had finally de
cided to to be your wife, Brandon. I
said I had asked you for two or three
days more in which to decide. It
seemed to depress her. She said she
didn't see how she could give me up,
oven to you. She wants to bo near
me always. It is It la really tragic,
Brandon."
He took her hands in his.
"We can fix that," said he confident
ly. "Sara can live with us if she feels
that way about it. Our homo shall be
hers when she likes, and as long as
she chooses. It will be open to her all
the time, to come and go or to stay,
just as she elects. Isn't that tho way
to put It?"
"I suggested something of the sort,
but she wasn't very much impressed.
Indeed, she appeared to be somewhat
yea, I could not have been mistaken
somewhat harsh and terrified when
I spoke of it Afterwards she was
more reasonable. She thanked me and
there were tears in her eyes, ai tho
roflf nf rnv nfn Thin Ttfnn fcnfnra rtln.
ner. At dinner sne appeared to bo
brooding over something. When wo
left the table she took me to her room
and said that she had come to an Im
portant decision. Then she instructed
t WntflAti in fltirl Viil If rtOcHH1o'
.,,Gad ,ta all upsetting," ho
, shak, hls head
..j th,nk her conBclenco ,s troublIng
r. She hates' the Wrandalls, but I-
1 don't know why I should feel as l
do about It but I believe she wants
them to know!"
He stared for a moment, and then
his face brightened. "And so do 1, Hat
ty, so do I! They ought to know!"
"I should feel so much easier if the
whole world knew," said she earnestly.
Sara heard the girl's words as she
etood in the door. She came forward
with a strange even abashed smile,
after closing the door behind her.
"I don't agree with you, dearest,
when you say that the .world should
know, but I have come to the conciu
1 slon that you should be tried and ac
quitted by a jury made up of Challld
Wrandall's own flesh and blood. The
Wrandalls must know the truth."
CHAPTER XXI.
The Jury of Four.
The Wrandalls sat waiting and won
dering. They had been sent for and
they had deigned to respond, much to
their own surprise. Redmond Wran
dall occupied a place at tho head of
the library table. At his right sat his
wlfe Vivian and Leslie, by direction,
took'seats at the side of the long table,
which had been cleared of its mass of
books and magazines. Lawyer Car
roll was at the other end of the table,
perceptibly nervous and anxious. Het
ty sat a little apart from the others, a
rather forlorn, detached member of the
. conclave. Brandon Booth, pale-faced
' and alert, drew up a chair alongside
Carroll, facing Sara who alone re-
' mained standing, directly opposite the
four Wrandalls.
Not one of the Wrandalls knew why
they, as a family, were there. They
had not the slightest premonition of
. what was to come.
I The Wrandalls had been routed
from their comfortable fireside for
what? They were asking the question
of themselves and they were .waiting
stonily for the answer.
i "It Is very stuffy In here," Vivian
had said with a glance at the closed
doors after Sara had successfully
placed her jury In the box.
"Keep still, Vlv","" whispered Leslie,
with a fine assumption of awe. "It's a
spiritualistic meeting. You'll scare
the spooks away."
It was at this juncture that Sarat
rose irom ner cnair and raced tnem,
as calmly, as comnlacently as if she
, were about to ask them to proceed to
the dining-room instead of to throw a
bomb into thqir midst that would shat
ter their smug serenity for all time to
come. With a glance at Mr. Carroll
she began, clearly, firmly and without
ouo uaiAj icatij'f iiiuuj uuu iiuuuut.
a nrefatorv anoloev for what was to
follow.
"I have asked you to come here to-
night to bo my judges. I am on trial,
You are about to hear the story of my
unspeakable perfidy. I only require of
you that you hear me to the end be
fore passing judgment."
At her words, Hetty and Booth start
ed perceptibly; a quick glance passed
between them, as if each was inquir
ing whether tho other had caught the
extraordinary words of self-indictment.
I A puzzled frown appeared on Hetty's
' brow.
1 "Perfidy?" Interposed Mr. Wrandall.
His wife's expression changed from
one of bored indifference to sharp in
quiry. Leslie paused in the act of
lighting a cigarette.
I It ls the mildest term I can com-
mand Bajd Sara- ..j 8nall be brlef
, as possible In stating the case, Mr.
Wrandall. You will bo surprised to
hear that l have taken It upon myself,
' aa fhA rlfo rt Ohallla Wrnnrloll onrl
as I regard it, the one most vitally
concerned if not Interested In the dis
covery and punishment of the person
who took his life I say I have taken
it upon myself to shield, protect and
defend the unhappy young woman who
accompanied him to Burton's inn on
that night in March. She has had my
constant, my personal protection for
more than twenty months."
The Wrandalls leaned forward in
their chairs. The match burned Les-
The Wrandalls Leaned Forward In
Their Chairs.
He's fingers, and he dropped It without
nnnearlne tn nntWt thft nnln.
I "What Is this yoa are saying?" de-
' man A A4 T) a 4 n rvm I TX7n v1 1 1
-When I left tho tan that nieht after
seeing my husband's body in the little-'
upstairs room, I eald to myself that,
the one who took his Ufa had unwlfc.!
tjrutly done me a service. He-waamy
husband; I loved him, 1 adored him.
To the end of my days I could have
gone on loving him In spite of tho
cruel return he gave for my love and
loyalty. I shall not attempt to tell
you of the .countless lapses of fidelity
on his part. You would not believe me.
But bo always came back to me with
the pitiful love he had for me, and 1
forgave him his transgressions. These
things you know. He confessed many
things to you, Mr. Wrandall. He
humbled himself to me. Perhaps you
will recall that I never complained to
you of him. What rancor I had Wftn
always directed toward you, his fam
ily, who would see no wrong In your
king but looked upon me as dirt be
neath his feet. There were moments
when I could have slain him with my
own hands, but my heart rebelled.
There were times when ho said to me
that I ought to kill him for the things
he had done. You may now understand
what I mean when I say that the girl
who went to Burton's inn with him
did me a service. I will not say that
I considered her guiltless at the time.
On the contrary, I looked upon her In
quite a different way. I had no means
of knowing then that she was as pure
as snow and that he would have de
spoiled her of everything that was
sweet and sacred to her. She took hia
life In order to save that which was
dearer to her than her own life, and
she was on her way to pay for her
deed with her life If necessary when
I came upon her and Intervened."
"You you know who she Is?" said
Mr. Wrandall, in a low, incredulous
voice.
"I have known almost from the be
ginning. Presently you will hear her
story, from her own lips."
Involuntarily four pairs of eyes shift
ed. They looked blankly at Hetty Cas
tleton. Speaking swiftly, Sara depicted the
scenes and sensations experienced dur
ing that memorable motor journey to
New York city.
"I could not believe that she was a
vicious creature, even then. Some
thing told me that she was a tender,
gentle thing who had fallen Into evil
hands and had struck because she
was unevll. I did not doubt that Bhe
had been my husband's mistress, but
I could not destroy tho conviction that
somehow she had been justified In
doing the thing she had done. My
gravest mistake was in refusing to
hear her story In all of Its details.
I only permitted her to acknowledge
that she had killed him, no more. I
did not want to hear the thing which
I assumed to be true. Therein lies
my deepest fault. For months and
months I misjudged her in my heart,
yet secretly loved her. Now I under
stand why I loved her. It was because
she was innocent of the only crime I
could lay at her feet. Now I come
to the crime of which I stand self
accused. I must have been mad all
these months. I have no other defense
to offer. You may take it as you see
it for yourselves. I do not ask for
pardon. After I deliberately had set
about to shield this unhappy girl to
cheat the law, If you please to cheat
. - - -- A--v w wuVv
youi perhaps I conceived the horrible
thought to avenge myself for all the
' Indignities I had sustained at tho
i hands of you Wrandallsf and at the
eauiu iime 10 even my account witn
the one woman whom I could put my
finger upon as having robbed mo of
my husband's love. You see I put It
mildly. I have hated all of you, Mrs.
Wrandall, even as you have hated me.
Today now I do not feel as I did In
other days toward you. I do not love
you, still I do not hate you. I do not
forgive you, and yet I think I have
come to see things from your point
of view. I can only repeat that I
do not hate you as I once did."
She paused. The Wrandalls were
too deeply submerged in horror to
I speak. They merely stared at her as
' lf stupefied; as breathless, as motion-
less as stones.
"There came a day when I observed
' that Leslie was attracted by the guest
I in my house. On that day the plan
iook root in my Drain. I "
"Good God!" fell from Leslie's lips.
"You you had that. In mind?"
"It became a fixed, inflexible pur
pose, Leslie. Not that I hated you
as I hated the rest, for you tried to
be considerate. The one grudge I held
against you was that in seeking to sus
tain me you defamed your own brother.
You came to me with stories of his
1 misdeeds; you said that he was a
scoundrel and that you would not
blame me for 'showing him up.' Do
you not remember? And so my plot
Involved you; you were the only one
through whom I could Btrike. There
were times when I faltered. I could
not bear the thought of sacrificing
Hetty Castleton, nor was it easy to
thoroughly appease my conscience in
respect to you. Still, if I could have
had my way a few months ago, if
coercion had been of any avail, you
would now be the husband of your
brother's slayer. Then I came to
know that she was not what I had
thought she was. She was honest.
My bubble burs't. I came out of the
maze in which I had been living and
saw clearly that what I had contem
plated wis the most atrocious "
"Atrocious?" cried Mrs. Redmond
Wrandall between her set teeth. "Dia
bolical! Diabolical 1 My God, Sara,
what a devil you " She did not com
plete the sentence, but sank back In
her chair and stared with wide, horror
struck eyes at her rigid daughter-in-law.
Her husband, his hand shaking as
If with palsy, pointed a finger at Het
ty. "And so you are the one we have
been hunting for all these months.
Miss Castleton! You are" tne one wo
want! You who have eat at our table,
vrai -aha have smllpd In our fanu "
(To be continued )
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X L u lmPr10V.ements ar,e J0,
posed through special approprlatipn
bills introduoed in Congress.
Notice of Appointment.
Eitate of William Countryman deceased.
Joseph V. Patton has been appointed and
qualified aa cxecutorof the estate of William
Countryman, late of Highland county, OHIo,
deceased,
Dated this 18th day of August A. D., I9i4.
adv J. II. WoRLnr,
rrobate Judge of said County.
Notice of Appointment.
Eitate of Jonah Ilrltton deceased.
fVfreltL. and LelleE. Hrltton have been
appointed and qualified as Executors of the
estate of Jonah Brllton late of Highland
i:uuiiiy, uuiu, ueceaseu.
Dated this Oth day of August A. D. 1914.
J. 11. Worlbt,
Probate Judge of said Counyr.
Teachers' Examination.
The Highland countr i'oard of School Ex
miners nercbv Elves ti tice that examlna.
tions of Applicants ol Certificates will take
place In the Washington School Building,
Illllsboro, on the flrbt 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 60 cents, while, for
Patterson examinations no fee Is charged.
O. A. Teneh, Sinking Spring.. Pres.
adv W. H. Vance, Hlllsboro, Vice Pres.
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Sealed 'proposals will be received at the
office of the Clerk of Mowrystown. State of
Ohio, until twelve o'clock noon on the S8th
day of September, 1914, for the purchase of
bonds of the said village In the aggregate
sum of Twenty-five Hundred Dollars (2,500),
dated the 1st day of September, 1914, paya
ble from one to ten years as Indicated by
their respective numbers each being In the
Bum of One Hundred Dollars ($100) and
bearing Interest at the rate of six (8) per
cent, per annum, payable semi-annually on
the 1st day of March and September of each
year. Issued for the purpose ot purchasing a
lire engine and constructing tire cisterns,
and under the authority of the laws of
Ohio and under and in accordance with a
certain ordinance of the said Village enti
tled ,-Ordinance to Issue bonds for the pur
pose of purchasing a fire engine and con
structing fire cisterns," passed on the Sid
day of July. 1914.
Said bonds will be sold to the highest and
best bidders lor not less than par and ac
crued Interest
All bids must state the number of bonds
diq iorana tne i
frrrKB amnnnt arm unr-rrtuft
InterPftt to llntP f rtolltrw Vitri .nil ill il1
must be accompanied by a certified check,
. P5I??' "LeJ;"? f the said Village for
ten (10) per cent ol the amount of bonds bid
lor, on condition that If the bid ls accepted
the bidder will receive and pay for such
bonds as may be issued, as above set forth,
within te dajs lrom the time of award,
said check to be retained bv the Villaee if
said condition is not fulfilled.
The Village of Mowrystown reserves the
right to reject any and all bids.
Bids should be sealed and endorsed, ' Bids
for Fire Department Bonds."
WlLUAM COTTEHILL,
Clerk of the Village of Mowrystown.
Dated August 26th, 1914. 9-24
Resolutions of Respect.
Beyond this vale of tears,
There Is a life above;
Unmeasured bv the flight of years
And all that life is love.
Whereas, Death lias entered our
Sabbath School and removed from our
midst our beloved brother and super
intendent, C. I. Weller, therefore be it
Resolved, That in the death of our
superintendent we lose one of our mbst
valued members, one whose genial
good nature and strong common sense
made his presence among us always a
joy and Inspiration ; be it further,
Resolved, That we as a Sunday
School do deeply mourn the death of
our beloved superintendent, and do
extend to the family our deepest sym
pathy and assure them that while they
mourn his absence In the home, his
removal leaves a vacancy in our Sab
bath School which ls felt by us all
Mrs. Anna Park, Mrs. Allie Cowman,
D. M. Frye, Committee New Peters
burg Sunday School
DODSONVILLE.
August 31, 1914.
Joe Newton and wife and son were
the guest of HI Shaffer and family
Thursday.
Wright Hatcher and wife, of Mld
dletown, are the guests of relatives
here.
David Archer and wife, of Lynch
burg, were guests Sunday of Henry
Dunseith and family.
Mrs. Allie Henderson and family
were the guests of Elmer Shaffer and
wife Sunday.
Arthur Rink and family, of Hamil
ton, are spending a few days with rel
atives and friends here.
T. E. Aber and wife had as their
guests Sunday James Phibbs and fara
Illy, of St. Martins, and Scott Loud-
rick and family, of Honolulu.
Ed. Runyon and family, Walter
Fouch and family were the guests
Sunday of Dal Wilkin and wife at
Lynchburg.
Mis. Emma Brulport.'of Xenia, ls
spending ,a few days with friends
here.
Ozro Stroup and wife and daughter,
Leona, were the guests Sunday of Ed.
Ellis and wife at New Vienna.
Oscar Baker and family spent Sun
day with Albert Briggs and family.
Leslie Baker, of Trenton, was the
guest of his parents, P. L. Baker and
wife Wednesday and Thursday,
Old Man What are you fishing for,
sonny?
Sonny Snlgs.
Old Man What are snlgs ?
Sonny I don't know ; I ain't never
caught any yet Birmingham Age
Herald. Man (In bakeshop) My wife told me
to get something else what was It ?
Baker You have biscuits and pie
maybe it was some crullers.
Man No; I distinctly remember
her telling me not to get things
twisted Boston Transcript.
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