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ttiUN&WS-HERAlwD, ttiLi-bfcORO, OHIO, I HUKSDAY, OCTOBER 15, 1914.
The lion Dollar Mystery
Illustrated from Scenes in the Photo Drama of the
Same Name by the Thanhouser Film Company
(Copyright, 1(14, by
When all three finally met at the
Hargreave home Florence suddenly
took Jones by the shoulders and
kissed him lightly on the cheek.
Jones started back, pale and dis
turbed. Norton laughed. He did not fetsl
the slightest twinge of jealousy, but
he was eaten up with envy, as the old
"You are wondering If I suspect the
Prlncesb Perlgoff?" said Jones.
"I am." This man Jones was de
veloping Into a very remarkable char
acter. The reporter found himself
side glancing at the thin, keen face of
this resourceful butler. The lobe of
the man's left ear came within range.
Norton reached for a cigarette, but
his hands shook as he lit it. There
was a peculiar little scar in the cen
ter of the lobe.
"Well," said Jones, "I can find no
evidence that she has been concerned
in any of these affairs."
"You are suspicious?"
"Of everybody," looking boldly Into
the reporter's eyes.
"Of me?" smiling.
"Even of myself sometimes."
Conversation dropped entirely after
"You're a taciturn sort of chap."
"You are. But an agreement is an
agreement, and while I'd like to print
this story, I'll not. We newspaper
men seldom break our word."
Jones held out his hand.
"Sometimes I wish I'd started life
right," said the reporter gloomily. "A
newspaper man is generally improvi
dent. He never looks ahead for to
morrow. What with my special ar
ticles to the magazines, I earn be
tween four and five thousand the
year; and I've never been able to save
"Perhaps you've never really tried,"
replied Jones, with a glance at his
companion. It was a good face, strong
in outline; a little careworn, perhaps
but free from any Indications of dissi
patlon. "If I had begun life as you
did, I'd have made real and solid use
"Do Not Speak or Make the Least
of the great men I met. I'd have
made financiers help me to Invest my
earnings, or savings, little as they
might be. And today I'd be living on
"You never can tell. Perhaps a wom
an might have made you think of
those things; but If you had remained
unattached up to thirty-one, as I have,
the thought of saving might never
have entered your head. A man in my
present condition, financially, has no
right to think of matrimony."
"It might be tho saving of you if
you met and married the right wom
an." "But the right woman might be
heiress to millions. And a poor devil
like me could not marry a girl with
money and hang on to his self-respect."
"True. But there are always excep
tions to all rules In life, except those
regarding health. A healthy man la a
normal man, and a normal man has
no right to remain single. You proved
yourself 3 man this afternoon, con
sidering that you did not know I oc
cupied the wheel seat. Come to think
ltover, you really saved the day.
WfL gave me the opportunity ot stoer
tnif straight for the police station.
s Well, good-by."
"Queer duck!" mused the reporter
m, after telephoning, he beaded for
hi office. Queer duck, Indeed! What
a game It was going to be! And
this mar. Jones was .nlaylut it like
a maste It did not matter that some
one se laid down the rules; it was
the way In which they were Inter
Braine heard of the failure. The
Black Hundred was finding Its stock
far below par value. Four valuable
men locked up in the Tombs await-1
ing trial, to sa nothing of the seven
gunmen gathered in -t the oil" ware
house. Braine began to juspect that
his failures were less duu t chance
than to calculation, that t last he
had encountered a mind which anti
cipated his every move. He would
have recognized this fact earlier had
it not been that revenge had temporar
ily blinded him. Th spirit of revenge
ever makes for mental "larit
There waB a meeting that night of
the Black Hundred. Four men were
told off, and they drew their chairs up
to Vroon's table for Instructions.
Braine sat at Vroon's elbow. These
four men composed the most danger-1
ous quartet in New York city. They
were as daring as they were desper
ate. They were the men who held up
bank messengers and got away with
thousands. They had learned to swoop
down upon their victims aB the hawk
swoops down upon the heron. The
newspapers referred to them as the
' autc bandits," and the men took a
deal ol pride in the furore they had
Vroon went over the Hargreave
case minutely; he left no detail un
explained Bluntly and frankly, the
Daughter of Stanley Hargreave must
be caught and turned over to the care
ot the Black Hundred. It must be
quick action. Four valuable members
were in the Tombs. They might or
might not weaken under pressure. For
the first time in its American career
The Daughter of Hargreave Rode
Horseback Every Morning. ,
the organization stood facing actual
peril; and Its one possible chance of
salvation lay in the fact that no one's
face was known to his neighbor. He,
Vroon, and the boss alone knew who
and what each man was. But the
plans, the ramifications of the organ
ization might become public property;
and that would mean an end to an
exceedingly profitable business.
The daughter of Hargreave rode
horseback early every morning. She
sought the country road. She was in
variably attended by the riding mas
tei of a school near by.
"You four will make your own
"It she should be injured?"
"Avoid it if possible."
"We have a free hand?"
"We risk a bad fall from her horse
If it's a spirited one."
"Pretend a breakdown in the road,"
interpolated Braine. "As they ap
approach, draw and order them to dis
mount. That method will prevent any
"We'll plan It somehow. It looks
"Nothing 1b easy where that girl
is concerned. A thousand eyes seem
to be watching her slightest move."
"We shan't leave anything to
chance. How many days will you
"Seven. A failure, mind you, will
prove unhealthy to all concerned,"
with a menace which made the four
The telephone rang. Braine reached
for the receiver. "
"A man just entered the Hargreave
house at the rear. Come at once,"
was the message.
"Is your car outside?" Braine asked,
"We are never without It"
"Then let ub be off. No one will,
stop ub for speeding on a side street"
Fourteen minutes by the clock
brought the car to a stand at the curb
a few houses below the Hargreave
home. The men got out Tho watch
er ran up.
"He Is still Inside," he whispered.
"Good! Spread out if anyone
leaves that house, catch him. It he
runs too fast, shoot We can beat
The man obeyed, and the watcher
ran back to his post He was des
perately hoping tho affair would ten
mlnate tonight He was growing
weary of this eternal vlgllanre; and It
was oily his fear of the man known
as the boss that kept him at his post.
He wanted a night to carouse in, to
be with the boys.
The man for whonv they were lying
in wait was seen presently, to creep
cautiously round the side of the house.
He hugged a corner and paused. They
could see the dim outline of his body.
The light in the street back of the
grounds almost made a silhouette of
him. By and by, an If assured that
the coast was clear, ho stole down to
Instantly tho prowler took to his
heels. Two shots rang out. The man
was seen to stop, stagger, and then go
By the time the men reached the
corner they heard the rumble of a
motor. One dashed back to the car
they had left standing at the curb. He
made quick work of the job, but he
was not quick enough. Still, they gave
chase. They saw the car turn toward
the city. But, unfortunately for the
success of the chase, several automo
biles passed, going into town and leav
ing it. Checkmate.
Braine was keen enough tonight
"He is hit; whether badly or not re
mains to be seen. We can find that
out. Drive to the nearest drug store
and get a list of hospitals. It's a ten
to one shot that we land him some
where among the hospitals."
But they searched the hospitals In
vain. None of them had that night re
ceived a shooting caBe, nor had they
heard one reported. The man had
been unmistakably hit He would not
have dared risk the loss of time for
a bit of play-acting. Evidently ho had
kept his head and sought his lodgings.
To call up doctors would be utter
folly; for It would "take a week for a
thorough combing. This was the sec
ond time the man had got away.
"PerhapB I'm to blame," admitted
Braine. "I should have advised Miles
to stalk him and pot him if he got the
chance. There's a master mind work
ing somewhere back of all this, and It's
time I woke up to the fact. But you,"
turning to the auto bandits, "you men
have your Instructions. More than
that, you have been given a free rein.
See that you make good, or by the
Lord Harry! I'll break the four of you
like plpestems." "
"We haven't had a failure yet," spoke
up one of the. men, more courageous
than his companions.
"You are not holding up a bank mes
senger this trip. Remember that.
Drive me as far as Columbus circle.
Leave me on the side street, between
the lights, so I can take off this mask."
Later Braine sauntered into Pabst
and ordered a light supper. This
night's work, more than anything else,
brought home to him the fact that his
luck was changing. For years he had
proceeded with- his shady occupations
without encountering any memorable
failure. He moved in the high world,
quite unsuspected. He bad written
books, given lectures, been made a lion
of, all the while laughing in his eleeve
at the gullibility of human nature. But
within the last two weeks he had re
ceived serious checks. From now on
he must move with the utmost caution.
Some one was playing his own game,
waging warfare unseen. A battle of
wits? So be it; but Braine intended
to play with rough wits, and he wasn't
going to care which way the sword
He hated Stanley Hargreave with all
the hatred of his soul; the hatred of a
man balked In love. And tne man waa
alive, defying him; alive somewhere
In thie city this very night, with a bul
let under his skin.
"Ib everything satisfactory, sir?" he
heard the head waiter say.
"Satisfactory?" Braine repeated
"Yes, sir. You Btruck the table as
"01" Then Braine laughed relieved
ly. "If I struck the table, it was done
unconsciously. I was thinking."
"Beg pardon, eir! Anything else,
"No. Bring me the check."
''Your master gives riding lessons?"
The groom who had led the horse
back from Hargreave's eyed his ques
tioner rather superciliously.
"Yes." The groom fondled tho ani
"How much Is it?"
"Twenty dollars for a ticket of Ave
rides. The master Is the fashion u
here. He doesn't cater to any but thu
"Pretty steep. Who was that youn
lady riding this morning with ""your
"That's the girl all the newspapers
have been talking about," answered
tho groom Importantly.
"Actress! I should say not That
young woman is the daughter ot Stan
ley Hargreave, the millionaire who
was lost at sea. And it won't be long
before she puts her finger in a pie of
tour or five millions, if you want any
rides, ybu'll have to talk it over with
tho bosB. He may or may not take
any more rides. You'd probably have
to ride in the afternoon, anyhow, as
overy nag is out in the morning
"Where's the most popular road?"
"Toward the park; but Miss Har
greave always goes along the river
side road. She doesn't like strangers
"O, I see. Well, I'll drop in this
afternoon and see your- master. They
say that riding Ib good for a torpid
liver. Have a cigar?"
Tho groom proceeded Into tho sta
bles and the affable stranger took
A free rein; they coulo. work It to
suit themselves. There wasn't tho
least obstacle in the way. On tho
face of it, It appeared to be the Am
plest Job they had yet undertaken.
To get rid of the riding master in
some natural way after he and the.
girl bad started. It was like falling
"Susan," said Florence as she came
into breakfast after her exhilarating
rldo, "did you hear pistol shots last
"I heard some noise, but I was so
sleepy I didn't try to figure out what
"Did you, Jones?"
"Yes, Miss Florence. The shots
came from the street A policeman
came running up later and said ho
saw two automobiles on the run. But
evidently there wasn't anybody hurt.
One has to be careful at night now
adays. Thero are pretty bad- men
abroad. Did you enjoy the ride?"
j "Very much. But there were spots
of blood on the walk near the corner."
"Blood?" Jones caught the back of
a chair to steady himself.
I "Yes. So somo one was hurt. Oh,
let's leave this place!" impulsively.
"Let us go back to Miss Farlow's.
I You could .find a place In the village,
Jones. But If I stay here much longer
in this state ot unrest I shall lose
faith In everything and everybody.
Whoever my father's enemies are,
they do not lack persistence. They
have made two attempts against my
liberty, and sooner or later they will
succeed. I keep looking over my
shoulder all the time. If I hear a
noise I Jump."
"Miss Florence, If I thought it wise,
you should be packed off to Miss Far
low's this minute. But not an hour of
the day or night' passes without this
. house being watched. I seldom see
anybody about I can only sense the
presence of a watcher. At Miss Far
low's you would be far more like a
prisoner than here. I could not ac
company you. I am forbidden to de
sert this house."
"My father's orders?"
Jones signified neither one way nor
the other. He merely gazed stolidly
at the rug.
"That blood!" She sprang from her
chair, horrified. "It was his! He was
here last night, and they shot
1 "There, there, Miss Florence! The
' man was only slightly wounded. He's
where they never will look for him."
Then Jones continued, as with an ef
fort: "Trust me, Miss Florence. It
would not pay to run away. The
whole affair would be repeated else
where. We might go to the other end
of the world, but It would not serve us
in the least. It Is not - question of
escape, but of who Bhall vanquish tho
other. There Is nothing to do but re
main here and fight, fight, fight We
have put four of them In tho Tombs,
to Bay nothing of the gunmen. That
Is what we must do put them In a
safe place, one by one, till we reach
the master. Then only may we
breathe In safety. But if they watch,
so do we. There is never a moment
' when help Is not within reach no mat
ter where you go. So long as you do
not deceive me, no real harm shall be
fall you. Don't cry. Be your father's
daughter, as I am his servant."
"I am very unhappy!" And Flor
ence threw her arms around Susan
and laid her head upon her friend's
"Poor child!" Susan, however, rec
1 ognlzed the wisdom of Jones' state
ments. They were safest here.
The morning rides continued. To
the girl, who loved the open, It was
glorious fun. Those mad gallops
along the roads, the smell of earth and
sea, the tingle In the blood, were the'
second best moments of her day. The
first? She invariably blushed when
she considered what these first best
moments were. He was a brave young
I "Better Be Sensible," He Said.
man, good to look at, witty, and al
ways cheerful. Why shouldn't she
like him? Even Jones liked him
Jones, who didn't seem to like any
body. It did not matter whether he
was wise or not; a worldly point ot
view was farthest from her youthful
thoughts. It was her own affair; ber
Five days later, as she and tho rid
ing master were cantering along the
road, enjoying every bit of It, they
heard the beat of hooftf behind. They
drew up and turned. A Tlder was ap
proaching' them at a run'. It was the
head groom. The man stopped his
horse in a cloud of dust
I "Sir, the stables are on fire!"
AH the riding, master's savings were
invested in the stables. The fact
that he had solemnly promised never
AgBH , fry 1 rtfcr ABStNBBBBMlBSMwB
to leavo Florence aftne, and that he
had accepted a gonerous bonus slipped
from his mind at the thought of fire,
a terrible word to any horseman. He
wheeled and started off at breakneck
speod, his head groom clattorlng be
Florence naturally wondered which
of two courses to pursue: follow them,
when she would be perfectly helpless
to aid them, or continue the ride and
save at least one horse from the ter
ror of seeing flames. She chose the
letter. But Bhe did not ride with the
earlier zest. She felt depressed She
loved horses, and the thought of them
dying In those wooden stables was
Th fire, however, proved to be in
cipient. But it was plainly Incendi
ary. Somo one nad set fire to It with
a purpose In view. Norton recognized
this fact almost as soon aB the fire
men. He nad come this morning with
the idea of surprising Florence. Ho
was going out on norseback to Join
His spine grew Buddenly cold. A
trap! She had" been left alone on the
road! He ran over to the garage, se
cured a car, and went humming out
I toward the river road. A trap, and
I only by the sheerest luck had ho
turned up in time.
I Meantime Florence was walking her
mount slowly. For once the scenery
passed unobserved. She was deeply
engrossed with thoughts, some ot
which yere happy and some of which
were sad, If only her father could bo
with her she would be the happiest
She was brought out of ber revery
by the sight of a man staggering along
the road ahead of ber. Finally he
plunged upon his face In the road Like
the tender hearted girl she was, she
stopped, dismounted, and ran to the
fallen man to give him aid She sud
denly found her wrists clasped In two
hands like iron. The man rose to hlB
feet, smiling evilly. She struggled
wildly but futilely.
"Better be sensible," he said. "I am
stronger than you are. And I don't
wish to hurt you. Walk on ahead of
mo. It will be utterly useless to
scream or cry out. You can see for
yourself that we are in a deserted part
of the road. If you will promise to act
sensibly I shan't lay a hand on you. Do
you see that hut yonder, near the fork
In the road? We'll stop there. Now,
"She dropped her handkerchief, later
her bracelet, and finally her crop, In
hope that these slight clues might
bring her help. She knew that Jones
would hear of the fire, and, finding that
she had not returned with the riding
master, would Immediately start out in
pursuit. She was beginning to grow
very fond of Jones, who never spoke
unless spoken to, who was always at
hand, faithful and loyal.
From afar came the low rumble of a
motor. She wondered if her captor
heard it He did, but his ears tricked
him Into believing that it came from
another direction. Eventually they ar
rived at the hut, and Florence was
forced to enter. The man locked the
door and waited outside for the auto
mobile which .he was expecting. He
was rather dumfounded when he saw
that It was coming from the city, not
going toward it.
' It was Norton. The riderless horse
told him enough; the handkerchief and
bracelet and crop led him straight for
1 The man before the hut realized by
this time that he had made a mistake.
( He attempted to re-enter the hut and
prepare to defend It till his compan
ions hove in sight. But Florence, rec
ognizing Norton, held the door with
all her strength. The man snarled and
turned upon Norton, only to receive a
smashing blow on the Jaw.
Norton flung open the door. 'Into
the car, Florence! There's another car
coming up the road. Hurry!"
It was not a long chase. The car
of the auto bandits, looking like an
ordinary taxlcab, was a high-power ma
chine, and It sained swiftly on Nor
ton's four-cyjlnder. The reporter wait
"Keep your head down!" he warned
Florence. "I'm going to take a pot at
their tires when they get within range.
If I miss I'm afraid we'll have trouble.
Under no circumstances attempt to
leave this car. Here they come!"
He suddenly leaned back and fired.
It was only chance. The manner In
which the cars were lurching made a
poor target for a marksman even ot
the first order. Chance directed Nor
ton's first bullet Into the 'right forward
tire, which exploded. Going at sixty
odd miles an hour, they could not stop
the car in time to avoid fatality. The
car careened wildly and plunged down
the embankment into the river.
Florence covered her eyes with her
hands, and, quite unconscious of what
he was doing, Norton put his arms
(To be continued)
Positively Masters Croup.
Foley's Honey and Tar Compound
cuts the thick choking mucus and
clears away the phlegm. Opens up the
air passages and stops the hoarse
cough. The gasping, strangling fight
for breath gives way to quletr breath
Ing and peaceful sleep. Harold Berg,
Mass, Mich., writes: "We give Foley's
Honey and Tar to our children for
croup and It always acts quickly."
adv Gabbett & Aybkb.
The long proposed Crocodile Elver
(South Africa) irrigation scheme is
likely to be realized, the cost being
estimated at not less than- 33,310.000,
The area brought into condition for
cultivation will be 60,000 acres.
SlIKlilFF'S OFFICE. 1
UlphliiLd County. OUloS
October 1, 1814. J
To the Qualified Voters of
Highland County, Ohio:
WHEREAS. By the Laws or Olilo, regula
ting eli.ctons, It Is required by the sheriff of
thl comity to give notice before tho time of
holding nn election by proclamation through
out the county of tho time on which such on
Now. therefore, lo pursuance of such Tif
qiitrinienU.I, Dun. L. Sattcrflbld, Sheriff of
Highland County, Ohio, do hereby proclaim
ut.d miilio known, that
iKi, Namsumer 3, 1914
peine the first Tuesday after the first Mon
?!!;r '." November. In the year of our Lord,
1UU, Ih by the Constitution and Laws of Ohio,
unpointed the day on which the qualified
eld-tors of Highland County are to meet In
their respective townships, at their usual or
proper places designated for holding elec
tions, between the hours of live-thirty o'clock,
central standard tlmq. In the forenoon, and
five thirty o'clock, central standard time. In
the afternoon of mid day, and then and
there proceed to vote by ballot for State,
ulsttlct and County officers, as 'ollows:
One person for Governor for the state of
One person for Lieutenant-Governor for
the State of Ohio.
One person for Secretary of State for the
Mt. it.. rt fit.,..
OtlR nPrCntl fn, Tmaeiim. nt Q....A .. Cn.A
Of! I TIPrCfin ttwl A HnvniiTf fl am Ann I -fri-wt Qn 1 A
Ono person for United StattS Senator.
Said Qualified Voters, as aforesaid, will
aKo on the cay between the hours and at the
Dhtces as aforesaid, nrocipri to vot hv hrilint.
ns aforesaid, according to the said Constitu
tion anu law, ior
One person for Representative In tho Lower
House of tho Congress of the United States,
fur the Sixth (lonffrrwslonnl District nt thn
State of Ohio, composed of the counties of
rtdnms. Highland, llrown, Clermont, Solota
Ono Chief Justice of the Rnnremn flonrf. for
tho State of Ohio
Two.lUdcOH of the Snnreme Court, for thn
Btato of Ohio.
One Judce of Court of AntienU fop thn
Statu of Ohio for tho Fourth Appelate Dis
' Legislative Ticket.
One Senator for the tflftli-RlTtli THetrlct.nf
the Suite of Ohio.
One representative to the General Assem
bly of Ohio for Highland County.
One Clerk of Courts.
Given under my hand and at-tho Sheriff's
ofHco In tho Village of nillsboro. County of
Highland, and the State of Ohio, this 1st day
of October, A. I). 1914.
. i. sailer!
Sheriff of Highland County.
The Highland county board of School Ex
aminers hereby gives notice that examina
tions of Applicants for County Teachers'
Certificates will take place In tjie Wasting
ton School Building, Blllsboro. on the first
Saturday of September, October, -January,
March. April, May and the last Friday of
June and August.
As prescribed by law, the fee for these
examinations will be 50 cents
H. B. Galliett, Lynchburg, Pres.
J. Ed. Shannon, Blllsboro, Vice Pres.
W. H. Vance, Hlll'sboro, Sec. adv
Times For Holding- Courts of Ap
peals, A. D., 1915.
State of Ohio, Fourth Courts of Appeals
It is ordered that the time of the beginning
of the terms of the Courts of Appeals of the
several Counties In said Judicial district for
the year 1015, be fixed as follows, to-wlt :
Washington County on the 6th day of Janu
ary and the 5tr. day of October.
Athens Countv on tbe 12th day of January
and the 12th day of October.
Hocking County on the 19th day of January
and the 19th day of October,
Vinton rounty on the 26th day of January
and the 26th day ot October.
Meigs County on the 2nd day of February
and tbe 2bth day ot October
Galla County on the 9th day of February
and the 3rd day of November.
Lawrence County on the 10th day of Febru
ary and the 9th day of November.
Scioto County on the 2nd day of March
and the 16th day of November.
Adams County on the 10th day of March
and the 23rd day of November,
Urown County on 23rd day ot March and
tbe 25th day of November.
Highland County on tbe 30th day of March
and the 30th day of November.
Pickaway County on the eth day of April
and the 7th day ot December.
Ross County on tbe 13th day of April and
the 9th day of December,
Pike County on the 27th day of April and
tbe Mth day ot Dece(mber.
Jackson County on the 4th day of May and
the 16th day ot December.
Said terms to begin at 9 o'clock a. m.
September 15th", 10U.
Edwin D. satiiu, V Judges.
TnOUAS A, Jones, )
The State of Ohio. Highland County, ss :
I, W.G.Hogsett, Clerk of the Court of Ap
peals within and lor the County and State
aforesaid, do hereby certify that the above
anl foregoing is a true ancf correct copy of
the original now on file in my office
In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto sub
scribed my name and affixed the seal of said
Court at the Court Bouse In Hlllsboro,Ohlo.
this 28tb day of September? A, D, ion.
W, G HOOSETT,
(beat.) adv (10-22) Clerk.