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THE NEWS-HEfcALD, HILLSBORO, OHIO, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 1914
fa Dollar Mystery
Illustrated from Scenes in the Photo Drama of the
Same Name by the Thanhouser Film Company
(Copyright, 1814, by
Florence Is now In our power. Only the
mirrcndcr of the million will save her.
Our agent will call In an hour for an an
swer. TUB BLACK HUNDRED.
As a matter of fact, they had wanted
Jones almost as badly as Florence,
but her desire for a book some
popular story of the day had saved
him from the net. The letter had
been written against this possibility.
Jones became cool, now that he
knew Just what to face. The Queen
hotel meant nothing. Florence would
not bo taken there. He called up Nor
ton. It took all th butler's patience, I
however, as It required seven different I
calls to locate the reporter. j
Meantime the taxicab containing)
Florence ana susan spun maaiy towara
the water front. Here the two were
separated by an effective threat. Flor
ence recognized the man Vroon and
knew that to plead for mercy would
be a waste of time. She permitted
herself to be led to a waiting launch.
Always when she disobeyed Jones
something like this happened.' But
this time they had cunningly struck
at her heart, and all thought of her
personal safety became as nothing.
For the present Bhe knew that she was
In no actual physical danger. She
was merely to be held as a hostage. I
Would Susan have mentality enough
to tell Jones where the taxicab had
stopped? She doubled. In an emer
gency Susan had proved herself a
nonentity, a bundle of bysterical
As a matter of fdet, for onco Flor
ence's deductions were happily wrong.
When the chauffeur peremptorily de
posited Susan on the lonely country
road, several miles from home, she
ran hot-foot to the nearest telephone
and sent a very concise message
home. Susan was becoming acclimated
to this strange, exciting existence.
Norton arrived in due time, and
he and Jones were mapping out a plan
when Susan's message came.
"Good girl!" said Jones. "She's
learning. Can you handle this alone,
Norton? They want me out of the
house again, for I believe they were
after me as well as Florence. Half
an hour gone!"
"Trust me!" cried Norton,
i And he ran out to his auto. It was
a wild ride. Several policemen shouted
after him, but he went on unmindful.
'They could take his license, number
a hundred times for all he cared. So
they had got her? They could wait
til their enemy's vigilance slacked
and then would strike? But Susan!
The next time he saw Susan he was
going to take her in bis arms and kiss
Ijior. It might be a new sensation to
'kiss Susan, always so prim and offish.
Corey street that had been her direc
tion. They had put Florence in a
motor boat at the foot of Corey street.
He was perhaps half an hour behind.
Florence never opened her lips. She
stared ahead proudly. She would
show these scoundrels that she was
her father's daughter. They plied
her with questions, but she pretended
not to hear.
"Well, pretty bird, we'll make you
bpeak when the time comes. We've
got you this trip where we want you.
There won't be any jumping over
board this session, believe me. We've
wasted enough time. We've got you
and we're going to keep you."
"Let her be," said Vroon morosely.
"We'll put all the questions we wish
when we're at our destination." And
he nodded significantly toward the
ships riding at anchor.
Florence felt her heart sink In spite
of her abundant courage. Were they
going to take her to sea again? She
had acquired a horror of the sea, so
big, so terrible, bo strong. She had
had an experience with its sullen
power. They had gone about four
miles down when she looked back
longingly toward shore. Something
white seemed to be spinning over the
water far behind. At first she could
not discern what it was. As she
watched It it grew and grew. It final
ly emerged from the illusion of a gi
gantic bird into the actuality of an
everyday hydroplane. Her heart gave
a great bound. This flying machine
was coming directly toward the
launch; it did not deviate a hair's
breadth from the line. Fortunately
the men were looking toward the huge
'freighter a quarter of a mile farther
on, and from their talk it was' evident
that that freighter was to be her pris
on bound for where? Nearer and
nearer came the hydroplane. Was it
It was impossible for the men not
to take notice of the barking of the
engines at last.
"The thing's headed for us!"
Vroon stared under his palm. It
was not credible that pursuit had
taken place so quickly. To test yonder
man-bird ho abruptly changed the)
course of the launch. The hydroplane
veered its course to suit.
Florence heard her name called
faintly. One of the men drew his
revolver, but Vroon knocked It out
of his hand.
"There's the police boat, you fool!"
"Jump!" a voice called to Florence.
She flung herself Into the water
without the slightest hesitation.
All this came about something after
this fashion. When Norton arrived at
the foot of Corey street a boatman
informed him that a young woman of
his description had gotten into a fast
motor boat and had gone down the
"Was there any struggle?"
"Struggle? None that I could see.
She didn't make no fuss about go
ing." "Have you a launch?"
"Yes, but the other boat has half
an hour's start, and I'd never catch
her in a thousand years. But there's
Sho Flung Herself Into the Water.
a hydroplane a little above here. You
might interest the feller that runs it."
But the aviator would not listen.
"A life may hang in the balance,
man!" expostulated Norton, longing to
pommel the stubborn man.
"What proof have I of that?"
Norton showed his card and badge. .
"O, I see!" jeered the aviator "A
little newspaper stunt in which 1 am
to be the goat. It can't be done, Mr.
Norton; It can't be done." .
"A hundred dollars!" I
"Not for five hundred," and the
aviator callously turned away toward
the young woman with whom he had
been conversing prior to Norton's ap
proach. The two walked a dozen yards
Norton had not served twelve years
as a metropolitan newspaper man for
nothing. He approached the mechan
ics who were puttering about the '
"How about twenty apiece?" ho
"For what?" the men asked. i
"For sending that paddle around a
"Get into that seat, but don't touch
any of those levers," one of them
warned. "Twenty Is twenty. Jack, and
the boss is a sorehead today anyhow.
Give her a shove for the fun of It."
It was a dumfounded aviator who
saw his hydroplane skim the water
and a moment later sail into the air.
These swift moving days a reporter
of the first caliber Is supposed to be
able to run railroad engines, subma
rines, flying machines, conduct a war;
able to shoot, walk, run, swim, fight,
think, go without food like a python,
and live without water like a camel .
Norton had flown many times In the
last four years. At the moment he
called out to Florence to jump he
dropped to the water with all the skill
of an old timer and took her aboard.
And he could not use a line of this
exploit for his paper!
Jones heard the bell. It was the
agent from the Black Hundred. He
"Well, old fox, we've cornered you
at last, haven't we? I want that pioney,
or Hargreave's daughter takes another
sea voyage, and this time she will not
jump overboard. A million; and no
"Give me fifteen minutes to decide,"
begged Jones, hoping against hope.
"Then we can't do business. What!
Give you a million, knowing you all to
be a pack of liars? Bring Miss Flor
ence back and the money Is yours. We
are tired of fighting." As Indeed
Jones really was. The strain had been
terriflo for weeks.
"The money first. We don't He any
better than you do. Fork over. You'll
have to trust us. We have no use
for the girl once we get the cash."
"And you'll never touch a penny of
it, you blackguard!" cried Norton
from the doorway.
The agent turned to behold the re
porter and the girl. He did not stop
to ask questions, but bolted. He never
got beyond the door, however.
"Always the small fry," sighed
Jones. "And if I could have put my
bands on the money I'd have given It
to him! Ah, girl, it doesn't do any
good to talk to you. does it?"
s ir$ v Pv," ?-1 srfSl
Took Florence Aboard.
"But they told me he was dying!"
Treachery In the Household.
The maid stole into the house, won
dering if she had been seen. She
wanted to be loyal to this girl, but
she was tired of the life; she wanted
to be her own mistress, and the small
fortune offered her would put her on
the way to realize her ambition. What
had she not seen and been of life
since she joined the great detective
fdrce! Lady's maid, cook, ship stew
ardess, flash woman, -actress, clerk,
and a dozen other employments. Her
pay, until she secured some fat re
ward, was but twelve hundred a
year; and here was five thousand In
advance, with the promise of five
thousand more the minute her work
was done. And It was simple work,
without any real harm toward Flor
ence as far as she was concerned.
The whole thing rested upon one diffi
culty; would Jones permit the girls
to leave the house?
One day Florence found Susan sit
ting in a chair, her head In her hands.
"Why, Susan, what's the matter?"
"I don't know what Is the matter,
dear, but I haven't felt well for two
sr three days. I'm dizzy all the time,
i can't read or sew or eat or sleep.
"Why didn't you tell me?" said Flor
snee, reproachfully. She rang for the
detective-maid. "Ella, I don't know
anything about doctors hereabouts."
"I know a good one, Miss Florence.
3hall I send for him?"
"Do; Susan is ill."
Jones was not prepared for treach
ery in his own household; so when
be heard that a doctor had been called
to attend Susan he was without the
least suspicion that he had been be
trayed. More than this, there' had
been no occasion to summon a doctor
In the seven years Mr. Hargreave had
lived here. So Jones went about his
petty household affairs without more
thought upon the matter. The maid
had been recommended to him as
one of the shrewdest young women
In the detective business.
The doctor arrived. He was a real
doctor; no doubt of that. He investi
gated Susan's condition brought
about by a subtle though not danger
ous poison and Instantly recom
mended the seashore. Susan was not
used to being confined to the house;
she was essentially an out-of-doors
little body. The seashore would bring
her about in no time. The doctor sug
gested Atlantic City because of its
mildness throughout tne year and its
nearness to New York.
"I'm afraid she'll have to go alone,"
said Jones, gravely.
"I shan't stir!" declared Susan "I
shan't leave my girl even if I am sick."
Susan caught Florence's hand and
"Would you like to go with her,
Florence?" asked Jones, with a shy
glance at the strange doctor. The shy
giunce was wasted. The doctor evinced
no sign that it mattered one way or
the other to him.
'It lb nothing very serious now,"
he voluntered. "But It may turn out
serious If it Is not taken care of at
"What is the trouble?" Inquired,
Jones, who was growing fond of Su
san. "Weak heart. Sunshine and good
sea air will strengthen her up again,
No, no!" as Jones drew forth his wal
let. "I'll send in my bill the first of
the month. Sunshine and sea air;
that's all that's necessary. And now,
I All very businesslike; not the least
I cause in the world for any one to
suspect that a new trap was being
Bet by the snarers. The maid re
turned to the sewing room, while
' Florence coddled her companion and
made much of ber.
Jones was suspicious, hut dig in
his mind as he would he could find
no earthly reason for this suspicion
save that this attribute was now In
stinctive, that It was always near the
top. If Susan was 111 she must be
given good care; there was no getting
around this fact. Later, he telephoned,
Beveral prominent physicians. The
strange doctor was recommended as
a good ordinary practitioner and in
good standing;, and so Jones dismissed
nis suspicions as having no hook to
hang them on.
His hair would have tingled at tho
roots, however, had ho 'known that
this same physician w'as one of tho
two who hffd signed tho document
which hnd nccredltod Florence with
insanity and had all but succeeded
In making a supposition a fact. Nor
was Jones aware of the fact that the
telephone wire had been tapped re
cently. So when he finally concluded
to permit Florence to accompany Su
san to Atlantic City ho telephoned to
tho detective agency to send up a
trusty man, who was shadowed from
the moment he entered the Hargreave
home till ho started for the railway
station. Ho became lost In tho shuf
fle and was not heard from till weeks
later, in Havana. The Black Hundred
found a good profit in the shanghai
Susan began to pick up, as they say,
the day after the arrival at Atlantlo
City, due, doubtless, to the cessation
of the poison she had been taking
unawares. Tho two young women be
gan to enjoy life for tho first tlmo
since they had left Miss Farlow's.
They were up with the sun every day
and went to bed tired but happy. No
one bothered them. If some Btray re
porter encountered their signatures on
tho hotel register, he saw nothing to
excite bis reportorlal senses. All this,
of course, was due to Norton's policy
of keeping tho affair out of the pa
pers. Following Jones' orders, they made
friends with none. Those about the
hotel especially the young men
whqn the made any advances were
politely snubbed. Every night Flor
ence would write to her good butler
to report what had taken place dur
ing the day, and he was left to judge
for himself if there was anything to
arouse his suspicions. He, of course,
believed the two were covertly guard
ed by the detective he had sent after
When Braine called up Olga he
found his doctor there.
"Well, what's the news?" he aBked.
"I had better run down and inquire
how the young lady is progressing,"
said the doctor, who was really a first
rate surgeon and who had performed
a number of skilled operations upon
various members of tho Black Hun
dred anent their encounters with the
police. "I've got Miss Florence where
you want her. It's up to you now."
"She ought to be separated from her
companion. We have left them alone
for a whole week, bo Jones will not
worry particularly A mighty curious
thing has turned up. Before Har
greave's disappearance not a dozen
persons could recollect what Jones
looked like. Ho was rarely ever in
sight. What do you suppose that
"Don't ask me," shrugged the man
of medicine "I shouldn't worry over
"But we can't stir the old fool.
We can't get him out of that house.
I've tried to get that maid to put a
mi 1 . . , , 1
little something in his coffee, but she
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did as she agreed In regard to Flor
ence, but her agreement ended there.
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"Why, Susan, What'a the Matter?"
Wo have given the jade five thousand
already and she Ib clamoring for the
' "Have you threatened her?
' Braine smiled a little. "My dear
woman, it is fifty-fifty. While I have a
hold on her, it is not quite so good as
she has on me. We are not dealing
with an ordinary servant we could
threaten and scare. No, indeed; a
shrewd little woman who desperately
wanted money. And she will be paid;
' no getting out of it. She will not
move another step, one way or tho
1 oth,er, after she receives the balance.
, Hargreave will have a pretty steep
bill to pay when the time, comes."
! "She has no idea where the mil
"If she had, she's quite capable
of lugging it off ail by herself," said
The doctor laughed.
"Olga" went on Braine, "yon must
look at It as I do; that It is still in the
middle of the game', and we have
neither lost nor won."
"How do you know that Hargreave
may not have at his beck and call (
an organization quite as capable if
not as large as, ours? suggested ,'be
"That Is not possible." Braine de
clared without hesitation.
"Well, it begins, to look that way
to me. We've never made a move yet
that hasn't boon blocked."
"I'uro luck each time, I tell you;
the devil's own luck always at tho
critical moment, when everything
eeems to be in our hands. Now, wq
want Florence, and we've tried
hundred ways to accomplish this fact
and failed. The question is, how to
got her away from her companion?"
"Simple enough," said the doctor
"Out with It, if you have an Idea."
The doctor leaned forward and
whispered a few Words.
"Well, I'm hanged!" Braine laughed
and slapped the doctor on the
shoulder. "The simplest thing in the
world. Mad dog wouldn't be in It.
I always said that you had gray mat
ter if you cared to exert yourself."
"Thanks," replied the doctor dryly.
"I'll drop down there tomorrow, If
you say so, ostensibly to see the other
patient. It will make a deuce of a dis
turbance." "Not If you Bcare the hotel people."
"That 1b what I propose to do. They
will not want such a thing known.
It would scare every one away for
the rest of tho season. But of course
this depends upon whether they are
honest or In tho hotel business to
Again Braine laughed. "Bring her
back to New York alone, Esculaplus,
and a fat check is yours. Nothing
could be simpler than an idea like
this. It's a fact; no man can think
of everything, and you've Just proved
It to me. I've tried to do a general's
work without aids. Oiga, does any one
watch me come and go any more?"
"No; I've watched a dozen nights.
The man has gone. Either lie found
out what he wanted or he gave up the
job. To my mind he found out what
"And what's that?"
"Heaven knows!" dlscouragedly.
"Come, doctor, suppose you and I
go down to Daly's for a little turn
"Nothing would suit me better."
"All aboard, then! ' Good-night,
Olga. Keep your hair on; I mean your
own hair We're going to win out,
don't you worry In all games the min
ute you begin to doubt you begin to
That same night Norton sat at his
desk, In his shirt sleeves, pounding
away at his typewriter. From time
to time he paused and teetered his
chair and scowled over his pipe at
the starlit night outside. Bang! would
go his chair again, and cllcklty-cllck
would sing the keys of the machine.
The Btory he was writing was In the
ordinary routine; the arrival of a
great ocean liner with some political
notables who were not adverse to de
nouncing the present administration.
You will have noticed, no doubt, that
some disgruntled politician is always
denouncing the present administra'
"on, it matters not If it he Republican
1 L ttm, f
or Democratic. When you are out
of a good job you are always prone
to denounce. Tho yarn bored Norton
because his thoughts were miles
He completed his story, yanked out
the final sheet, called for a copy boy,
rose and sauntered over to the man-
I asin editor's door, berore wnicn ne
paused Indecisively The "old man"
had been after him lately regarding
the Hargreave story, and he doubted
if his errand would prove successful.
I However, he boldly opened the door
and walked in.
"Humph!" said the "old man," twist
ing his cigar Into the corner of his
mouth. "Got that story?"
Norton sat down. "Yes, but I have
not got it for print yet. Mr. Blair,
when you gave me the Hargreave Job
you gave me carte blanche."
"I did," grimly. "But, on the other
hand, I did not give you ten years
to clear it up in."
"Have I ever fallen down on a
good story?" quietly.
"M't can't remember," grudgingly.
"Well, if you'll have patience I'll
not fall down on this one. It's the
greatest criminal Btory I ever handled, I
but it's so big that It's going to take
"Gimme an outline."
"I have promised not to," with a
grimness equal to the "old man's."
"If a line of this story trickles out it
will mean that every other paper will
be moving around, and in the end
will discover enough to spoil my end
of it. I'll tell yon this much; The
Tv.nct nnlnccol feonrf nf ttllovoo Hilo
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country ever saw Is at one end of the
stick. And when I say that counter-
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involved, you 11 understand how big
It Is. This gang has city protection.
We are running them all into a cor
ner; but we want that corner so deep
that none of them can wriggle out ot
"Umhm. Go on."
"I want two months niore."
The "old man" beat a tattoo with
his fat pencil, "Sixty dayB, then. And
if tbe yarn isn't on my desk at mid
"Hunt for another job. All right.
I came in to ask for three days'
You're your own boss, Jim, for sixty
days more. Whadda y' mean counter
feiting?" (To, be continued)
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TIMES FOR HOLDING
COURTS, A. D. 1915
STATE OF OHIO, FIFTH JUDI
It Is ordered that the terms of fhe Com
mon Pleas Courts of the several Counties in
said judicial district, for the year 1915, he
axed as follows, to-wlt:
Drown County on the 10th day of January
and the srth day of April, and the 12th day
Clermont County on the 11th day of Jan
uary ano the 3rd day of May and the 4th day
Payette County on the 4th day of Januarv
and the Hrd day of May and the 4th day of
Franklin County on the 4th day of January
and the 12th day of April and the 20th day of
Highland County on tbe Uth day of Jan
uary and the 12th day of April and the 4tb
day of October.
Madison County on tbe 1Kb day of January
and the 12th day of April and the 4th day of
Pickaway County on the 4th day of Jan
uary and the 12th day of April and the 4th
day of October.
Ross County on tbe 4th day of January and
the 5th day of April and the 4th day of Octo
ber It is further ordered that Hon. Clarence
Curtain be designated as Supervising Judge,
and that said terms of nnnrt hecln at 9
i uuuck a, in.
EDMOND B. DILLON,
THOB M, OIGOKH,
Marcus O. Evans,
James W, Taiidell,
. u umipenteb,'
joan w. goldsbhbht,
Judges Fifth Judicial District.
Dated at Columbus, Ohio, this 20th day of
October A. D. 1014.
The State of Ohio, Highland County, ss;
I. W O Hogsett, Clerk of Court of Com
mon Pleas, do hereby certify that the above
and forgoing Is a true copy of the original
now on file In mv office.
In Testimony IWhereof, I hereunto sub
scribe my name and'afflx tbe seal of said
Court, this 24th day of October, A. D. 1914.
W. G. Hogsktt,
J SEAL V
8eaii V adv (11-26)
The Highland county Board of School Ex
amlners hereby gives notice that examina
tions of Applicants for county Teachers'
Certificates will take place In the Wasting
ton School Building HUlsboro. on tbe flrst
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, Prcs.
J. Ed. SnANNON, HUlsboro, Vice Pres.
W. H. Vance, HUlsboro, Sec. adv
James N. Warlaumont who e place ot res
idence is. unknown, will take notice that on
the 12th day of November, 1914, the under
signed Elizabeth E. Warlaumont as plaintiff
tiled in the Common Pleas Courtof Highland
county, Ohio, her petition for a decree of
dlvoi ce against htm on the grounds of three
years wilful absence, and that said cause
will be for hearing in isald court after the
24th day of December, 1914.
Dated this 18th day of November, 1914.
Elizabeth E. Warlaumont,
13 r Wilson & McBride, Her Attorneys.
Notice of Election.
Notice is hereby (riven that In tiursuance
of a resolution of tbe Council of the Village
of HUlsboro, passed on the 12th day of
November, 1014, there will be submitted to
the qualified electors of said Village at a
special election, on the
15th Day of December, 1914,
at the usual voting places, the question of
Issuing bonds of said Village in the sum of
Twenty Thousands Dollars tor the purpose
ot paying off the certificates of Indebted
ness of said Village heretofore Issued by the
Council of said Village, and of the Indebted
ness of The HUlsboro Light & Fuel Company
against Bald Village.
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have wltten or printed on their ballots the
words "For tbe issue of bonds." and those
who vote against tbe same shall have writ
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jiearlntr, and when it la entirely closed.
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