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Real Estate Transfers.
Susannah Bryto to Rachel E. Rosier
lot, Hlllsboro, $1.
Lottie Patterson to Rachel E. Kes
ler, lot, Hlllsboro, $1.
J. W. Watts, gd to Geo. Barns, 048a,
Now Market tp, 81500.
L. P. Galle to J. F. Galle, Green
field, lot, $1
Giles VV. Setty to Isaac Oites, lots,
New Petersburg, $1.
Mary A Temple to Lawrence C. IIoss
lots, Sugartree Ridge, $1.
J. M. Pulllatn to Olen Marconett,
lot, Prlcetown, (1.
E. R. Mills to O. T. Winter, lots,
Lynchburg. $270.
Minnie R. Upp to I. B. Hanes, qt
claim, New Market tp, 32 80p, $05.
Stephen Mershon to Delbert R Cow
man otal, lots, Madison tp, 11.
Chas G. Blackborn to Geo. V. Brown
Union tp, 204a, $1.
John A. McClelland to Clarence
Pickerel, Lynchburg, lot, $1.
Samuel Stultz to Abraham Aber,
Salem tp, 45i, $2025
Abraham Aber to Pierce Shaffer,
45 1, Salem tp, $2100.
Bessie L. Doggett gd to Moses Smith
Paint tp, 37a 150p, $2590.
Alflxeudar Fouch to H. P. Roush et
al Clay tp, 123a, 87p $1.
Harry P. Roush et al to Joseph
Gamla, Whlteoak tp. 20a, 59p, $1.
Chas. Ashmore to Jas. n. Storer,
Washington tp, 37a. 159p, $t.
Jas. H. Storer to J. W. Watts gd,
Washington tp. 37a, 159p, $2500.
J. L. Caldwell to Geo. Wolf et al,
Greenfield lot, $1.
T. II. Dyer to Mary A. Dyer, q C
Madison tp, lots, $1.
Abram Bolser to E. W. Lewis, Clay
tp, 3a, $200.
Martha J. Davis to J. A. Hopkins,
Washington and Concord tps, 50a, 81.
Mary A. Dyer to Sarah E. Stuckey,
ot, Madison tp, $1.
L E. Troutman to Jacob Yochum,
lots, Mowrystown, $1.
Samuel Wllklu gd to Geo. C. Web
ster, Dodson tp, 20a, $1.
Geo. C. Webster to Geo. O. Duncan,
Dodson tp, 20a, $1.
Eliza J. Morrow to Warren Morrow,
Union tp, 5a, $75.
J. C. Gossett to II. D. Purdy, Clay
tp, 15a, $1.
J. C. Gossett et al to H. D. Purdy,
Clay tp, 44a, $1.
Mark Dickey to G. F. Dickey q o,
Concord tp, 1051a, $1000.
Andrew E. Smith to Theodore
Smith, Fairfield tp, lja, $1.
Sarah E. Grltllch to I, B. Hanes,
New Market tp, 8a, $500.
By Will of Jas. W. Griffith to I. B.
Hanes, New Markat tp, 33a, 80p $400.
Chas. Fender to Geo. E. Long, New
Market tp, 3Gi, 149p, $1.
Moody Schwart et al to Thos. P.
Woodland, lots, Greenfield, $1.
Chas. G. Hays to Hannah Huff et al
lot, Greenfield, $1.
By Will of Thos. M. McCormlck to
Sarah J. McCormlck, 175a, Concord tp.
Roma E. Brown to Samuel J. Buck,
Madison tp, Ilia, 155p, $1.
Geo. T. Allen to Margerelte Blnns,
lot, Greenfield, $1.
Daniel F. Scott to Mary 8. Beanl et
al, heir of Daniel F. Scott, land, Hllls
boro, 54 0 lip.
Eliza J. Scott et al to Mary S. Bean,
Hlllsboro land, 54 G lip.
Joseph A. Eubanks to Chas. G. Hanes,
lot, Greenfield, $1.
Anna Ferneau ex to M. Irvln Dun
lap q c, Madison tp, 113a, $1.
Geo. Murren to Rebecca Deardoff et
al, Heirs of Geo. Murrin, JBrushcreek
tp, 55a.
Rebecca Deardog et al to .Wm. A.
Kepllnger, Brushcreek tp, 50a, $250.
Frank Bezy to W. A. Griffith, Lib
erty tp, 5la, lip, $1.
W. O. Holmes to Chas. H. Wellbrook
lot, Hlllsboro, $1.
L. D. Calvon to Euphnea Gleadell
lot, Leesburg, $1.
Jesse Ankrom to Elizabeth Partlow,
Greenfield lot, $1.
John F. Putman to W. R. Collin,
Greenfield lot, $1.
By Will of Richal A. Gaddes to J.
M. Griffith, 81a, Washington tp, $3000.
Robert H. Parrett to JohnlJImmelt,
Greenfield lot, $1.
John S. Faris to Ed. W. Lemon, lot
Hlllsboro, $1.
Oscar Heldlngsfleld et al to Harry
Fay Oxley, Greenfield lot, $1.
Henry O. Rowe to Albert S. Rowe,
Madison tp, 60a, 90p, $1.
Henry Rowe et al to Elmer Rowe et
al, Madison tp, 62a, 25p, $1.
J. E. Washburn to J. H. Busier,,
Liberty tp, 27a, 121p, $1.
Edna M. Shackelford to A. B. Cam
mel, Fairfield tp, 121a, $1.
A meda Campbell to'Cora McPher
son, lots, Leesburg, $1.
Chas. W. Newton to J. W. Newton,
Salem tp, 06a, 20p. $1.
J. F. Fender to O. L. Noler, Whlte
oak tp, 122a, $1.
J. F. Fender to O.N. Fender, White
oak tp, 03a, 40p, $1.
A. L Anderson toTSamuel R. Roads
New Market tp, 112a, 91.
Howard Miller to W. P. Fender,
New Market tp, 12a, $1.
Thos. A, Reed to Chas. W. Scott,
Hlllsboro land, 120p, .
Clarence F. Tharp to Benont Baker,
lot, Hlllsboro, $1.
Allen G. Barber to J. F. VanPelt,
jots, Leesburg, L
Young and charming, Mrs. Curtis
sat in tbo extreme corner of the big
doublo box which
was slowly filling
with Mrs. Potter's i
guests and looked
over the great au
dience with lan
guid interest.
Among all the
distinguished folk
In the box none
was so charming
an object upon
which to gazo as
young Mrs. Cur
tis. The gods had
endowed her with
great beauty and
that subtlo charm
which may be
called personality
or a half dozen
other things.
The box" was
now all but filled.
One lone seat re
mained and it hap
pened to be be
side Airs. Curtis.
"Oh, dear," said
Mrs. Potter, a lit
tle Impatiently.
"How dreadful.
Here Is Mr. Curtis and the only seat
left is beside Mrs. Curtis. I did not
expect you, sir, and had arranged that
seat to.' Baron Sternhold. Now you ap
pear unexpectedly and I this moment
receive a note from tho baron that he
Is unexpectedly detained. I was suro
Mrs. Curtis said you would not be
here. Well, of all things that a man
and his wife should be seated vis-avis
at a box party."
And there was a ripple of laughter
as Mr. Curtis gravely seated himself
beside his wife. Her fan trembled
just perceptibly and the eyes still scan
ning the audience were unseeing eyer
"Inasmuch as we are on dress pa
rade, and in full public view," he said,
leaning over and whispering in her
ear, "It might be best to act it out
and display enough decent interest in
each other so as not to gratify the
fierce longing for scandal which per
vades the kind hearts about us."
"You are quite right," she replied
coldly. "I did not expect you. I
thought you started for Mexico to
day." "I decided to defer It until tomor
row," he replied. "If It were possible
for you to smilo pleasantly not at
me, you know, Ljt at somebody in the
audience, it might serve to lessen the
Interest of the dear friends about
"If you could think of some subject
for sustained conversation it might be
easier," she said.
"I will," he answered sharply, turn
ing toward her. "I wll tell you the
story of a great love and its unhappy
"The hero was but an unformed
boy, thrown into the realities of life
early because he happened to have
been born into the hothouse atmos
phere of money and society. He
thought he was mature, experienced
and even blaze, when really he was
more ignorant himself than the com
monest clod.
"Well, this pathetically unequipped
hero fell in love with the heroine, of
course. Yes, he truly fell In love. He
hardly knew it at the time, for he was
a selfish young animal and little un
derstood what love really meant. Per
haps It was more desire than love.
Anyway he won the heroine,
"And then, you see, trouble began.
He was a primitive sort of animal and
his real civilization only began to bo
foreshadowed when he married, the
heroine. He demanded everything,
gave little, and thought less. And all
tho time ho knew that she loved him.
And he loved her, too, more blindly
and passionately every moment that
he did the very things to kill her love.
"Of course the end was bound to
come. There were bickerings and
scenes and there was brutal Indiffer
ence and exasperating slights.
"And finally the crash came. The
bitter things she said in answer to
the bitter things he said rankled in
his heart until he no longer could
stand it, and he determined to go
away and forget. So the hero and the
heroine agreed to disagree and the
hero was to have left for Mexico to
day and never trouble the heroine
"And why did he not go?" asked the
"He went to the train and boarded
it," the man replied, regarding her
steadily, "but tho flood gates of bis
memory opened and the tide ot his
great love swept over him and the
knowledge that there was to be this
box party came to him, and he knew
she would be here and the hunger of
his heart drove him to leave the
train to come hero and see her once
more, If only from a distance. And
he is a boy no longer, but a man who
has put away boyish things forever."
"The heroine," said the woman very
softly, "was also very young and had
never been taught many things Bhe
should have known. She never knew
about tact and and that sort of
thing. Bhe also had a great loro which
.grew with tho years, but did not know
how to express it."
"Don't you think the hero might
have another chance that they-
mlght start over again?" he said eag
erly. The smile she turned toward him
was so soft and womanly that the face
of tie Woman was ,'jan tornw'd.
"Square as a die and honest as a
QUaker," was the reputation that Jar
vis Mercer had won in Lindgrove
after sixty days' business establish
ment in tho real estate and mortgago
"And good as gold," was the ardent
and Blncere addendum of his office
secretary, Nellie Ward, but Bhe said It
to herself, as she glanced timidly at
her employer, and blushed self con
sciously. Tier true womanly heart was full of
gratitude towards the shy, reticent
mun who had started her in business
life. She needed work sadly when she
applied for a position a grade better
than clerking in the village dry goods
store. Nellie had an aged aunt to sup
port, and when Mr. Mercer offered her
nearly double her former salary she
felt as though rare opulence had be
come her portion.
Mr. Mercer had shown her unusual
Indulgence. He had been patient in
teaching her how to operate tho type
writer. Ho had set her easy and
pleasant tasks. From tho first he had
plnred entire confidence in her, and
th's pleased her greatly. In fact, at
the end of the first month she attend
ed to bank and other business when
ho was absent
Her employer arose and came over
to where she was busy at her desk.
She felt her pulses quicken and was
angry at herself for the emotion.
"I am going away for two weeks,
Miss Ward," he said In his quiet, gen
tlo way.
Her tell-tale heart informed her that
she would miss him. She dropped her
glance from those kindly eyes of his.
"You will find all necessary memor
anda here," he continued, placing a
package before Nellie.
She noticed that the bank book was
Included, containing some checks ot a
large amount. Adding to this the
large cash balances usually carried,
and the fact that she had authority to
"It's a Raw Deal, Sharp," Spoke One
of the Men.
sign checks during the absence of her
employer, a sudden wave ot emotion
overcame Nellie.
'Oh, sir," she spoke impetuously,
"how greatly you trust ine!"
"And how greatly you appreciate it,
Miss Ward," he returned with a quick
smile. "You have developed into a
splendid little business woman. 1
don't know how I could get along
that Is, you have been so useful and
He turned away shyly, like a great
schoolboy making a blunder. The mu
tual embarassment, his tacit recogni
tion of her harmonious position only
seemed to increase her growing re
gard. "By the way," he went on, after a
moment or two of consultation of
some papers, "here Is something par
ticular. It is a power of attorney au
thorizing you to act for me in the mat
ter of a real estate transfer. I have
had a very good offer for the upland
forty acres."
Nellie knew the tract well.. It was
one of two pieces of property left to
him by his uncle's estate when he
came to Lindgrove. There was the
lowland forty rcres near by, a worth
less stretch of swamp property.
"These people," and Mr. Mercer ex
tended a card, "will be in, they say, in
a day or two and pay two thousand
dollars cash for a deed. You will exe
cute it, please, and take the money."
"Marvin & Sharp, Brokers," was the
legend the bit of pasteboard bore.
"And now good;by, Miss Ward,"
continued Mr. Mercer, clasping her
hand and holding It. "I leave every
thing in your charge, knowing you
will attend to the business better than
I possibly could. It will be your turn
for a two weeks' vacation when I re
"Why, Mr. Mercer, I have scarcely
been here two months."
"And need a little recreation, like
all of us," brightly reminded Jarvis.
Then his expressive face dropped
solemnly. He stared afhls little help
er In surprise. A tear drop had fallen
Upon his hand. His clasp tightened,
his breath camo quickly, Then he
turned away and abruptly left tho
"I love him." Nellie told herself. "It
is folly, for he could never think of a
simple, untutored girl like me, but I
love him!"
Who would notl she chftlhwitad, m
v . t)
she thought of tho kindly deeds he
had dono secretly Blnce coming to
Lindgrove. Ho was not n rich man,
far from it, but his simple charities
were many, and one concrete deed ot
goodness, where he had saved a poor
widow from foreclosure, bad complete
ly won Nellie's heart.
It was two mornings later when
Nellie entered the front offlco of the
suito unobserved. The boy who
opened up was busy in another room
and had not noticed her, nor had two
men seated In the outer apartment.
She was about to apprize them ot her
presence when a remark attracted her
attention sharply.
"It's a raw deal, Sharp! " spoko ona
of tho men.
"That's the kind that pays, isn't it,
Marvin?" and Nellie Instantly knew
that the speakers were the expected
clients of her employer.
"Yes, but if it's found out about
that letter, you know."
"It wori't be. It it Is, we've made
our turn, haven't we? See here, look
at tho rationale of the 'thing: this way-
back sleepy Mercer has a tract with
uncovered riches under It. We dis
cover it. So does the Vulcan Steel
company. They write him offering him
ten thousand dollars for the land. I
intercept that letter and It never
reaches its destination. Wo came per
sonally and get an option on the prop
erty. The Tidewater Iron works pays
us richly for It. That's our business
making a commission. See here," and
there was a rustling of paper. "There's
a sample of some of the prime stuff
under that forty acres."
In a flash Nellie comprehended the
plot In motion. What Bhould she do?
Mercer was five hundred miles away.
She had only surmise to go on. The
office boy coming in announced her to
the" visitors. They stated their busi
ness, Nellie had her orders. Oh, for
time, for advice! Then, self-reliant lit
tle business woman that she was, she
prepared the deed tho men asked for,
executed It and rocelved the two-thousand.
Messrs. Marvin & Sharp
marched off jubilantly to record the
deed. Nellie nearly collapsed when
she tried to realize the bold, defiant
tiling she had done.
The men had left what looked like
a lump of clay behind them. It was
tho specimen they had talked about.
From one of the professors up at the
college Nellie learned that it con
tained a rare substance known as cre
sollto, employed in blasting furnaces
to fuse metal.
Then Nellie waited, expecting an ex
plosion every day. Having secured
their deed the schemers were taking
their leisure. One day Mr. Mercer ap
peared. -
"By the way, Miss Ward," he spoke,
after a warm, friendly greeting, "I no
tice in the weekly paper a transfer of
the swamp tract."
"Yes, sir," replied Nellie, her breath
coming quick, "I sold It to those cli
ents, Marvin & Sharp."
"But they were to have the upland
"They think they have got them,"
explained Nellie. "They are swin
dlers, for they Intercepted a letter of
fering you a large amount. Oh, Mr.
Mercer! I have tried to protect you. I
hope I have not done wrong," and,
bursting into tears, Nellie told all.
"You are going to blame me!" she
sobbed, as she looked up to find his
eyes fixed upon her.
"I am lost in admiration!" cried Jar
vis Mercer. "I need a guardian, as
you have proved. Miss Ward Nellie,
could it be possible that you would ac
cept such a responsibility perma
nently?" "I love you so I love you so!" waB
all Nellie could whisper, sheltered In
those strong, protecting armB.
(Copyright, 1913, by "W. a. Chapman.)
Remarkable Domicile Provided by the
Government for Use of One of
Its Officials.
Many people are quite happy In tho
homes in which they live; many more
of the millions ot Now Yorkers wish
that their lives had been cast In dif
ferent places; but It is safe to say that
even the most satisfied individual
would envy the home of one resident
of New York, a resident who lives on
no street, alley, or avenue; has no
neighbors; neither owns his home nor
pays rent.
Out on the extreme end of one ot
tho longest piers In tho Hudson river
there is perched a tiny building,
wrought of corrugated Iron, and re
sembling more nearly a bomb-proof
shelter than a peaceable dwelling.
This strange little apartment, never
theless, Is fitted with all the com
forts and luxuries that combine to
make a bachelor's existence suffer
able. Rich paper sheaths the walls,
heavy carpets lie underfoot, a piano
stands in the corner, capacious
leather chairs offer the comfort ot
quiet ease, while an excellent mas
servant, obeys and anticipates tho
slightest whim.
The occupant ot this small domlcllo
Is a naval officer on extended fur
lough, who controls and directs the
multifarious Industries of tho pier,
welcomes tho great ocean liners as
they warp into their havens, dis
patches them as they are towed out
into the river's flood, attends to every
want of tho transatlantic travelers,
and holds absolute dominion oyer his
little maritime world.
All Puffed Up. v
"The town of Plunkville is all perked
op, And over what?"
"Dunno. Got a new pitcher for the
ball team?"
"What la It then?"
"A flying machine flew orer the
snrned town the other day."
Thattnkes the risk out of buying. If this store did not, on the av
erage, save a worth-while something for those who trade here, we
would got but scant business. But lb does more than lower prices:
thing lb sells to be satlsfaotory or your money back. What more
could you ask? For this reason wo think you should trade all you
can at this store.
Marvel Oil Heater, extra large slzo, for big room or store. Will
give intense heat and will nob smoko. Regular price $!) now 57.48
Men's slzo Half Soles of good quality leather. 15o to 35o pair
Leather Strips of best grade leather , 70c to $1.00
Rotary Disc Food Chopper or Mincing Knife lOo
"DomeB of Silence" Furniture Casters, per set of four. 15o
Coal Buckets, japannod and galvanized 25o to 45c
Clothes Hangers, several kinds .. : ... 5c to 15c each
"Gem" Kettle Holder, for holding kettle on faucet So
"Honest Connb" Oarpet Tacks 5o
Brass Bird Cages, complete with accessories ?2 75 to $3.50
Imitation Floor Covering, to use around room size rugs. Extra
wide so can be split in two .....50o per yard
Glass Chicken Founts, sanitary , 15o
Garden and Flower Seeds. Get ready for spring. ...... .2 packs for 5o
"Stimulator" Sale Saturday March 7,-Stock Sale Day
"ONYX" Trippla Coated Brown Enameled Ware- Unbreak
able. Guaranteed first quality and free from any injurious substances,
300 pieces at Stimulator prices of 2c to 75c, regular retail values from
10c to SI 50. Fifty Pint Oups, 2c each, one to a customer, forty Wash
Basins, 9o each, ono to a customer. And many other articles at same
proportionate prices. Come early as this lot will nob last long at
those prices.
Stabler 's 5 and 10c Store
"We Teach Your 5 $ to Have More Cents"
Wilmington Court House Burns.
The court house at Wilmington was
partially destroyed by lire Monday
morning. The blaze was discovered
in the probate court rooms, when
flames burst through the lloor behind
the chair of Probate Judge Mills In
a short time three floors were ablaze
and only by great effort did the clerks
succeed In getting the records in the
vault. Judge Mills was almost, over
come by the smoke. During the iire
ten prisoners in jail next to the
probate court room were rushed to the
city prison.
The fire was confined to the south
half of the court house where the pro
bate court rooms are located. All
booksand records were saved. A blind
lng snow storm interfered greatly
with the work of the iire lighters.
The lo;s is estimated at $15,000, par
tjally covered by Insurance.
Death of Newton W. Chaney.
Newton W. Chaney, aged 74 years,
died very suddenly at his home in
Washington C. H , Saturday morning.
Death resulted from heart disease.
Mr. Chaney had been In the best of
health and was apparently perfectly
well when he got up Saturday morn
ing. He and his wife were preparing
to go to Cincinnati to visit their daugh
ter, Mrs. Norton Stutson. Mr. Chaney
was getting out of bed when he fell,
dying almost Instantly. He formerly
lived in Hlllsboro, moving from here to
Washington C. H. about 15 years ago.
While living here he was engaged In the
Jewelry business. In Washington he
was In the insurance business. He was
a brother of Mrs. John Conard and
Henry Chaney, of this place. The body
was brought here Monday for burial.
It was accompanied by his wife, Mr.
and Mrs Norton Stutson and children,
of Cincinnati, David Glascock, of
Cleveland, and Albert Glascock, of
Washington C. H.
Another Version of Quarrel.
An account of the quarrel between
two school boys, James Ross and Ver
non Overman, of the Strlngtown
neighborhood, was given in this paper
last week.
Mr. Ross, father of James Ross,
states that tho account was incorrect
In several particulars. The story of
the quarrel as told by Mr. Ross follows :
His son when he came out of 'school
picked up a light piece of wood and
carelessly threw It into the air. .The
wind carried the piece of wood and it
struck the Overman boy. His son then
begged the pardon of Overman, saying
he did not intend to hit him. Over
man did not accept the explanation,
but instead picked up a heavy stick
and calling his son a name threw the
stick at him striking him on the hand
and knocking the skin off of his hand
and bruising it badly. Young Over
man then rushed at his boy striking at
him with his fists. At this his son
plckedup a paling and struck Overman
on the side of the head, Injuries result
lng about as stated In the paper last
Mr. Boss said that he regretted the
accident very much, but in fairness to
his son asked that the above version
given by him be published.
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Sale Postponed.
On account of the severe storm
Monday the big sale of the personal
property ot Burch Brown, of near Bu
ford, was postponed until Friday, Feb.
27. adv
Australia has nearly 300,000 acres of
untouched forests.
BUYING. It guarantees every
As a rule are the last thing
the average person thinks
of having corrected. Even
when eye defects are
KNOWN to exist, people
will always put it off and
all the while relief is with
in their reach at a slight
expense and in the short
est possible time.
Don't you put It oil any longer.
Even if .tou only SUSPECT
that your eyes are not quite nor
mal, see us about It.
Frank Emmerling
Jeweler and Optician
Early Chicks Pay!
Now is the time to be thinking about
early hatches and spring chickens 1 You
chicken owners know that the early
hatched chick will double the profit on
the late fellows, so get in line and get
your share of the big profits.
Don't depend on a Cranky hen go at
it right and get a Buckeye Incubator.
You can ''start the incubator now just
when you are ready but you cannot
start the old hen until she's ready, and
right now is the time to start.
You cannot go wrong with a Buckeye
because we guarantee them to hatch
'every hatchablc egg, and if you'll come
in, we'll show you the chicks hatching
and prove to you that a Buckeye will
hatch more chicks, bigger chicks and
stronger chicks than any old hen you
ever owned.
Made in 5 sizes CO eggs to 350 eggs.
Sold as low as
On the market Z! years oiler 325(100
in successful operation Ask for a Buck
eye Catalogue.
Bulk Rolled Oats
3 l-3c per lb.
Just what you need for chickens
( .
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