THE NEWS-HERALD, HILLSBORO, OHIO, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 1914.
f m of Her Hand
"I fell madly In love with him," she
went on resolutely. "I dreamed of
him, I could hardly wait for tile time
to come when 1 was to eee him. Ho
never came to the wretched little lodg
ing house I have told you about. I I
met him outside. One night he told
me that he loved me, loved me pas
sionately. I I Baid that I would be
his wife. Somehow it seemed to me
that he regarded me very curiously
for a moment or two. He seemed to
be surprised, uncertain. I remember
that he laughed rather queerly. It
did not occur to me to doubt him. One
flay he came for me, saying that he
wanted me to see the little apartment
he had taken, where we were to live
after we were married. I went with
him. He said that if I liked It, I could
move In at once, but I would not con
sent to such an arrangement. For the
first time I began to feel that every
thing was not as it should be. I I
remained In the apartment but a few
minutes. The next day he came to
me, greatly excited and more demon
strative than ever before, to say that
he had arranged for a quiet. Jolly
little wedding up in the country.
Strangely enough, I experienced a
queer feeling that all was not as it
should be, but his eagerness, his per
sistence dispelled the small doubt
that had begun even then to shape
Itself. I consented to go with him on
the next night to an inn out In the
country, where a college friend who
was a minister of the gospel would
meet us, driving over from his parish
a few miles away. I said that I pre
ferred to be married in a church. He
laughed and said it could be arranged
when we got to the inn and had talked
It over with the minister. Still un
easy, I asked why it was necessary
to employ secrecy. He told me that.
his family were In Europe and that he
wanted to surprise them by giving
them a daughter who was actually re
lated to an English nobleman. The
family had been urging him to marry
a stupid but rich New York girl and
he oh, well he uttered a great deal
of nonsense about my beauty, my
chann, and all that sort of thing "
She paused for a moment. No one
Broke. Her audience of judges, with
the exception of the elder Mrs. Wran
dall, watched her as if fascinated.
Their faces were almost expression
less.. With a perceptible effort, she
I turned her etory, narrating events
that carried It up to the hour when
toe walked into the llttln nnstnlra I
oom at Burton's inn with the man
"who was to be her husband.
"I did not see the register at the
linn. I did not know till afterwards
'that we were not booked. Once up
stairs, I refused to remove my hat or
iny veil or my coat until he brought
bis friend to me". He pretended to be
veiy angry over his friend's failure
to be there beforehand, as he had
promised. He ordered a supper
served in the room. I did not eat any
thing. Somehow I was beginning to
understand, vaguely of course, but
eurely and bi'terly, Mr. WrandalL
Suddenly he threw off the mask.
"He coolly informed me that he
knew the kind of a girl I was. I had
been on the stage. He said it was no
use trying to work the marriage game
on him. He was too old a bird and
too wise to fall for that. Those were
his words. I was horrified, stunned.
"When I began to cry out in my fury,
he laughed at me but swore be would
marry me even at that if It were not
for the fact that he was already mar
ried. ... I tried to leave the room.
He held me. He kissed me a hundred
times before I could break away. I
1 tried to scream. ... A little
later on, when I was absolutely des
perate, I I snatched up the knife.
There was nothing ejse left for me
to do. I struck at him. He fell back
on the bed. ... I stole out of the
house oh, hours and hours afterward
It seemed to me. I cannot tell you
how long I stood there watching him.
... I was crazed by fear. I I "
Redmond Wrandall held up his
"We will epare you the rest, Miss
Castleton," he said, his voice hoarse
and unnatural. "There is no need to
"You you understand? You do be
llwve me?" she cried.
He looked down at his wife's bowed
head, and received no sign from her;
tncn at the white, drawn faces of his
children. They met his gaze and he
Ktd something in their eyes.
"I I think your story is so convinc
ing that we we could not endure the
stiame of having it repeated to the
"I I cannot ask you to forgive me,
etr. I only ask you to believe me,"
she murmured brokenly, "I I am
eorry It bad to be. God Is my witness
that there was no other way."
Mr. Carroircame to his feet. There
were tears in his eyes.
"I think, Mr. Wrandall, you will now
appreciate my motives In "
"Pardon me, Mr, Carroll, It I Bug-
Author of "Graustarkr
ILLIIOTATIQNS j rUSWCIOTTDDNG
GEORGE BARR. MCUTCH&OM
. DODD.MEAX - COMFAMY
geet that Miss Castleton does not re
quire any defense at present," said
Mr. Wrandall stiffly. "Your motives
were doubtless good. Will you bo so
good as to conduct us to a room where
we may may be alone for a short
There was something tragic In the
man's face. His son and daughter
arose as if moved by an instinctive
realization of a duty, and perhaps for
the first time in their lives were sub
missive to an Influence they had never
quite recognized before a father's
unalterable right to command. For
once In their lives they were meek
In his presence. They stepped to his
Bide and stood waiting, and neither
of them spoke.
Mr. Wrandall laid his hand heavily
on his wife's shoulder. She started,
looked up rather vacantly, and then
arose without assistance. He did not
make the mistake of offering to assist
her. He knew too well that to ques
tion her strength now would be but to
Invite weakness. She was strong. Ho
knew her well.
She stood straight and Arm for a
few seconds, transfixing Hetty with a
look that seemed to bore Into the very
soul of her, and then spoke.
"You ask us to be your judges?"
"I ask you to judge not me alone
but your son as well," said Hetty,
meeting her look steadily. "You can
not pronounce me innocent without
pronouncing him guilty. It will bo
Sara raised her head from her arms.
"You know the way Into my sitting
room, Leslie," she said, with singular
directness. Then she arose and drew
her figure to its full height. "Please
remember that It is I who am to be
"There Was Nothing Else- Left for Me
judged. Judge me as I have judged
you. I am not asking for mercy."
Hetty impulsively threw her arms
about the rigid figure, and swept a
pleading look from one to the other
of the four stony-faced Wrandalls.
They turned away without a word
or a revealing look, and slowly moved
off In thn HlrprHnn nf th honrfnlr
They who remained behind stood still,
motlonlesB as statues. It was Vivian
who opened the library door. She
closed it after the others had passed
through, and did not look behind.
Half an hour passed. Then the door
was opened and the tall old man ad
vanced into the room.
"We have found against my son,
Miss Caetleton," be said, his lips
twitching. "He is not here to speak
for himself, but he has already been
illricrofi Wa life fnmflv qnnlntrl.Q tn
vou fnr whnt vnn hnvo Riiffnrprt frnm
the conduct ot one of us. Not one but
all of us believe the story you bare
told. It must never be retold. We
ask this of all of you. It Is not In
our hearts to thank Sara for shielding
you, for her hand is still raised
ugalnst us. We are fair and just.
If you had come to us on that
v nmsG&mm ) sss
J wZlrjfcXl" 'Kiil
wretched night and told the story j t,on ,n -India keeps elephants to swell
of my son's Infamy, we, the Wrandalls, his retinue, while on the other hand
would have stood between you and the government ofllclals and private per
law. The law could not have touched sons, such as timber contractors, etc.,
you then; It shall not touch you now. require them for work.
uur veruici, you cnoose to can u
that, is sealed. No man shall ever
hear from thn. linn nf n Wrnnrlnll thn
smallest part of what has transpired
here tonight. Mr. Carroll, you were
right. We thank you for the counsel
that led this unhappy girl to place her
self In our hands,"
"Oh Gorl I thnnV thooT hank
...' r ' tnanK tnce I thank
eel" burst from the lips of Sara
HhA or.lno,4 ti.Hv v,o,
(To be continued )
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Report of the Examination of the
Treasury of Highland Coun
To the Probate Judge of Highland County,
Pursuant to your appointment bearing
date the 8th dav of September 1914. and after
being duly qualltled, we. the undersigned,
have counted the money In the tre.ii.ury of
Highland County. Ohio, and lnsp.cltd and
examined the books, records and vouchers
thereof in accordance with the provisions of
section 2TU3, O O. ; and It Is hereby certified
that the following Is a true and accurate
statement ot the condition of said treasury
as disclosed by said examination made on
the 8th day of September, 1911, to-wlti
TTniUvlrirri fjpnernl Tax HflR4 30
Undivided Cigarette Tax 6 40
unamaea inneruancerax . o-
Uencral County 4795 10
Judicial 2001 62
llrldge 11281 17
Intlrm&ry , 3049 93
Children's llomc - 4142 69
bulaler's Relief 2476 56
Building 6 67
CountyDebt 113 44
Election 2732 91
Teachers' Institute SCO
Auditor's Fee 140 17
Treasurer's fee 114 64
Probate Judge's Fee 336 85
Sheriffs Fee... , 10149
Clerk's Fee 10193
Turnpike Kepal'rsV.!!.''!.."Z.'.'.V.'.'."" 6650 58
Recorder's Fee 200 14
New Market $ 678 30
Fairfield 1B04 08
Urushcreek 458 75
Paint H63 73
Madison 1371 97
Whiteoak 248 64
Dodson 664 67
Uamer 477 23
Sundry School Districts
Liberty 4034 34
lllllsboro 6403 97
New Market 2089 82
Fairfield 2040 58
Fayette 13 42
Leesburg 2699 77
Highland 367 49
Urushcreek. 643 93
Sinking Spring 240 88
Paint 1904 03
Union 1941 13
Russell 299 65
Madison 2837 5n
Greenfield ...... 960199
Concord 1341 86
Jackson 1400 59
Salem 1433 94
Whiteoak 2776 94
Eagle 77 30
Dodson 2192 83
Clay 1674 66
Buford 719 4i
Lyn hburg 4155 79
Marshall U6I 29
Uamer.. 952 88
Penn 1410 57
New Vienna 940 03
Carmel 818 14
Total 66867 88
Leesburg 1905 66
Ulgnland 422 70
Sinking Spring 20 86
Greenfield 3904 22
Mowrystown 98 45
Lynchburg 632 57
Total 6984 46
Sundry Pikes (construction)
No. 73 .
NO. 82 1576 91
Total 5035 54
Sundrv Road Improvement
No. 31 34 94
No 33 81 27
No 31 160 03
No. 35 667 71
No. 36 95 68
No 37 108166
No 38 284 00
No.59 954 07
No 40 815 22
Total ; 4174 58
County Road Improvement Funds... 1 82
State Highway 456 32
BlIndFunds 141 27
special Bridges 8 07
State Highway Repairs A 59 13
Depositaries Interest 299 80
Emergency Funds- 3697 30
Countv Board Education 3511 97
Anna Richards Nichaels 12 61
Lizzie Beltz 213
A. A Hallstead 3 20
Unclaimed Money 8.53 65
Unknown Depositor 29 48
Unas. D. Johnson, excess .,.. 94 19
Totals (1S24G0 74
Total Balance $182160 74
Net Cash Balance J132460 74
Balance Shown by Auditor's Books. $115470 27
Outstanding warrants (add) 16990 47
Total Cash Balance $132460 74
Cash Found In Treasury 435 07
l7nh 1n fntlnwlnv local aTutsUqrl.o .
Merchants National Bank 35225 09
Farmers & Traders National riant sjuvi an
' Hiiisboro Bank $33329 05
Peoples (Greenfield) Bank $3002123
Total cash In treasury
and depositaries $132460 74
To the Hon. J B. Worley, Probate Judge of
Highland County, State of Ohio.
We, your examiners of Highland County
Treasury, have inspected and examined the
Books. Records and Vouchers thereof and
find them .true and accurate and In good
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The Safe In the Lonely Warehouse.
The princess did not remain long
after the departure of the police with""
the bogus detectives. It had been a
veiy difficult corner to wriggle out of,
all because Dralne had added to his
plans after she had left the apart
ment. But for tho advent of the med
dling reporter the coup would have
succeeded, herself apparently perfect
ly innocent of complicity. That must
be the keynote of all her plans: to ap
pear quite Innocent and leave no trail
behind her; 'She had gained the con
fidence of Florence and her compan
ion. And sKe was rather certain that
she b3 impressed this lazy-eyed re
ported and the stolid butler. She had
told nothing hut the truth regarding
her relationship. They would find that
out. She was Katrina Pushkin's cousin.
But "blood with her counted as naught.
She had room In her heart but for two
things, Bralne and money to spend on
How long has your highness known
Mr. Bralne?" asked the reporter idly,
as he smoothed away all signs of his
"O, the better part of a year. Mr.
Hargreave did not recognize me the
other night. That was quite excus
able, for when he last saw me 1 was
not more than twelve. My child," she
said to Florence, "build no hopes re
garding your mother. She is doubt
lesB dead. Upon some trivial matter
I do not know what It was she was
confined to the fortress. That was
seventeen years ago. When you enter
the fortress at St. Petersburg, you
cease to be."
"That Is true enough."
"I did not recall myself to your fa
ther. I did not care at that moment
to shock him with the remembrance of
tho past. Is not Mr. Braine a re
markable man?" All this in her charm
ing broken English.
"He is, indeed," affirmed Norton.
"He's a superb linguist, knows every
body and has traveled everywhere.
No matter what subject you bring up
he seems well Informed."
"Come often," urged Florence.
"I shall, my child. And any time
you need me, call for me. After all, I
am nearly your aunt. You will find
life In the city far different from that
which you have been accustomed to."
She limped down to her limousine.
In tripping up Norton he had stepped
upon her foot heavily.
"She Is lovely!" cried Florence.
"Well, I must be on my way, also,"
said Norton. "I am a worldly-wise
man, Miss Florenee. So is Jones here.
Never go any place without letting
him. know; not even to the corner
drug store. I am going to find your
father. Some one was rescued. I'm
going to find out whether It was the
aviator or Mr. Hargreave."
Jones drew in a deep breath and his
eyes closed for a moment. At the
door he spoke to the reporter.
"What do you think of that wom
an?" "I believe that she told the truth.
She Is charming."
"She is. But for all her charm and
truh I cannot help distrusting her. I
have an idea. I 6hall call up your of
fice at the end of each day. If a day
comes without a call, you will know
that something Is wrong."
"A very good idea." Norton shook
hands with everyone and departed.
"What a brave, pleasant young
man!" murmured Susan.
"I like him, too; and I'd like him
for a friend," said the guileless girl.
"It is very good to have a friend
like Mr. Norton," added Jones; and
passed out into the kitchen. All the
help had been discharged and upon
his shoulders lay the burden of the
cooking till such time when he could
reinstate the cook.
There was a stormy scene between
Braine and the princess that night.
"Are you in your dotage?" she asked
"There, there; bring your voice
down a bit. Where's the girl?"
"In ber home. Where did you sup
pose she would be, after that botch
work of letting me go to do one thing
while you had in mind another? And
an ordinary pair of cutthroats, at
"The thought came to me after you
left. I knew you'd recognize the men
and understand. I see no reason why
it didn't work."
It would have been all right if you
had consulted a clairvoyant."
"What the deuce do you mean by
that?" Braine demanded roughly.
"I mean that then yoii would have
learned your friend the reporter waa
to arrive upon the scene at its most
"Yes. The trouble la with' you. yoft
have been so successful all these years
that you have grown overconfldept. I
tell you ttiat there Is a desperately
ihrewd man somewhere back of all
this. Mark me, I do not believe Har
greave is dead. He is in biding. It
imay be near by. He may have dropped
from the balloon before it left land.
The man they picked up may be Orts,
the aeronaut The five thousand might
have Tieen his fee for rescuing Har
greave. Here is the greatest thing
wo've ever been up against; and you
start In with every day methodsl"
"Little woman, don't let your tongue
run away with you too far."
"I'm not the least bit afraid of you,
Leo. You need me, and it has never
been more apparent than at this' mo
ment" "All right. I fell by the wayside
this trip. Truthfully, I realized it five
minutes after the men were gone. The
only clever thing I did was to keep
the mask on my face. They can't
come back at me. But the thing looked
so easy; and it would have worked
but lor Norton's appearance."
"You all but compromised me. That
butler worries me a little." Her ex
pression lost lis anger and grew
thoughtful. "He's always about, some
where. Do you think Hargreave took
him Into his confidence?"
"Can't tell. He's been watched
straight for 40 hours. Ho hasn't
mailed a letter or telephoned to any
place but the grocery. There have
been no telegrams. Some one In that
house knows where the money Is, and
it's ten to one that it will be the girl."
"She lookes enough like Katrina to
be her ghost"
Bralne went over to the window
and etared up at the stars.
"You have made a good impression
on the girl?" with his back still to
"I had her In my arms."
"Olga, my hat is off to you," turn
ing, now that his face was again In
repose. "Your very frankness regard
ing your relationship will pull the
wool over their eyes. Of course
they'll make Inquiries and they'll find
out that you haven't lied. It's perfect.
Not even that newspaper weasel will
see anything wrong. Toward you
they will eventually ea6e up and you
can act without their even dreaming
your part in the business. We must
not be seen in public any more. This
butler may know where L stand even
though he cannot prove it. Now, I'm
going to tell you something. Perhaps
you've long since guessed it. Katrina
was mine till Hargreave never mind
what his name was then till Har
greave came into the fold. So sure
of her was I that I used her as a lure
to bring him to us. She fell in love
with him, but too late to warn him. I
had the satisfaction of seeing him cast
her aside, curse her, and leave her. In
one thing she fooled us all. I never
knew of the child till you told me."
He paused to light a cigarette.
"Hargreave was madly in love with
her. He cursed her, but he came back
to the house to forgive her, to find
that she had been seized by the secret
police and entombed in the fortress. I
had my revenge. It was I who sent in
the information, practically bogus. But
in Russia they never question; they
act and forget. So he had a daugh
ter!" He began pacing the floor, his hands
behind hie back; 'and the woman
watched him, oscillating between love
and fear. He came to a halt abruptly
and looked down at her.
'Don't worry. You have no rival.
I'll leave the daughter to your tender
'The butler," she said, "has full pow
ers of attorney to ac for Hargreave
while 'absent, up to the day the girl
becomes ot legal age."
"I'll keep an eye on our friend Jones.
From now on, day and night, there will
be a cat at the knothole, and 'ware
mouse I Could you make up anything
like this girl?" suddenly.
"A. fair likeness."
"Do it. Go to the ship which picked
up the man at sea and quiz the cap
tain. Either the aviator or Hargreave
Is alive. It is important to learn which
at once. Be very careful; play the
game only as. you know how to play it.
And if Hargreave ie alive, we win. To
morrow morning, early. Tears of an
guish, and all that. Sailors are easy
when a woman weeps. No color, re
member; just the yellow wig and the
salient features. Now, by-by!"
"Aren't you going to kiss me, Leo?"
He caught her hands. "There is a
species of Belilah about you, Olga. A
kiss tonight from your lips would snip
my locks; and I need a clear head.
Whether we fall or win, when thie
game is played you shall be my wife."
He kissed the hands and strode out
Into the hall.
The woman gazed down at her small
white hands and smiled tenderly. (Tho
tigress has her tender moments!) Ho
She went into her dressing room and
for an hour or more worked over her
face and hair, till she was certain that
If the captain of the ship described her
to anyone elee he could not'fall to give
a fair description of Florence Har
greave. But Norton reached the captain first
Other reporters had besieged him, but
they had succeeded in gathering the
vaguest kind of information. They had
no description ot Hargreave, while
Norton had. Before going down to the
boat, howeyer, he had delved Into the
past of the Princess Olga Perigoff Jt
cost him a pocketful of money, but the
end Justified the means. The nrlnroin
had no past worth mentioning. By
piecing this and that together he be
came assured that she had told tho
simple truth regarding tho relationship
to Florence's mother. A cablegram
hnd give n him all the factR In her his
tory tbeie were no gaps or discrep
ancies. It read clear and frank. Trust
n Russian secret agent to know what
he was talking about.
Ho Norton's suspicions and he had
entertained some were completely
lulled to sleep. And he wouldn't have
doubted her at all except for the faot
that Bralne had been with her when
he had Introduced Hargreave. Har
greave had feared Bralne; that much
the reporter had elicited from the but
ler. But there wasn't the slightest
evidence. Bralne had been in New
York for nearly six years. The princess
had arrived In the city but a year gone.
And Bralne wae a member of several
fashionable clubs, never touched cards,
and seldom drank. Ho was an expert
chess player and a wonderful amateur
billlardlst. Perhaps Jones, the taciturn
and Inscrutable, had not told him all
he knew regarding bis master's past.
Well, well; he had In his" time un
tangled worse snarls. The office had
turned him loose, a free lance, to
handle the case as he saw fit, to turn
in the story when it was complete.
But what a story it was going to bo
when ho cleared It up! The more mys
tifying it was, the greater the zest and
sport for him. Norton was like a
sV9bVaVaVaVa bbk ft
"I Am Not Afraid of You, Leo."
gambler who played for big stakes,
and only big stakee stirred his crav
ings. The captain ot the tramp steamer
Orient told him the same tale he had
told the other reporters; he had picked
up a man at sea. The man had been
brought aboard totally exhausted.
"Was there another body any
"What became of him?"
"I sent a wireless and that seemed
to bother him. It looked so that he did
not want anybody to learn that he had
been rescued. The moment the boat
touched the pier he lost himself in the
crowd. Fifty reporters came aboard,
but he was gone. And I could but tell
them Just what I'm telling you."
"He had money."
"About five thousand."
"Please describe him."
The captain did so. It was the same
description he had given to all the" re
porters. Norton looked over the rail
at the big warehouse.
"Was it an ordinary balloon?"
"There you've got me. My Marconi
man says the balloon part was like
any other balloon; but the passenger
car was a new business to him. It
could be driven against the wind."
"Driven against the wind. Did you
tell this to the other chaps?"
"Don't think I did. Just remem
bered it Probably soine new inven
tion; and now it's at the bottom of the
sea. Two men, as I understand it,
went off in this contraption. One is
gone for good."
"For good," echoed the report6r
gravely. Gone for good, indeed, poor
devil I Norton took out 'a roll of bills.
"There's two hundred in this roll."
"Well?" said the captain, vastly as
tonished. "It's yours if you will do me a
"If it doesn't get mo mixed up with
the police. I'm only captain of a
tramp; and some of the harbor police
have taken a dislike to mo. What do
you want me to do?"
"The police will not bother you. This
i man Hargreave had some enemies;
they want either his life or his money;
maybe both. It is a peculiar case, with
Russia in the background. He might
have laid the whole business before
tho police, but he chose to fight it out
himBelf. And to tell the truth, I don't
i believe the pojice would have dona
"Heave her over; what do you want
me to do for that handsome roll of
"If any man or -woman who It not a
reporter comes to pump you telj them
the man went ashore with a packet un
der his arm."
"Tie a knot in that"
"Sav that the man was srav hlrut.
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