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The Hollow
of Her Hand
March Comes In Like the Lion.
The train, which had roared through
a withering gale of sleet all the way
tip from New York, ca'me to a stand
still, with many an ear-splitting sigh,
alongside the little station, and a re
luctant porter opened his vestibule
door to descend to the snow-swept plat
form: a solitary passenger had
reached the journey's end. The swirl
of snow and sleet screaming out of the
blackness at the end of the station
building enveloped the porter In an
instant, and cut his ears and neck with
stinging force as he turned his back
against the gale. A pair of lonely,
half-obscured platform lights gleamed
fatuously at the top of their icy posts
at each end of the station; two or
three frost-lncrusted windows glowed
dully In the side of the building, while
ono shone brightly where the operator
eat waiting for the passing of No. 33.
An order had been issued for the
stopping of the fast express at B ,
a noteworthy concession in these days
of premeditated haste. Not in the pre
vious career of flying 33 had it even so
much as slowed down for the Insig
nificant little station, through which
It swooped at midnight the whole year
round. Just before pulling out of New
York on this eventful night the con
ductor received a command to stop
33 at B and let down a single pas-
,senger, a circumstance which meant
Itrouble for every dispatcher along the
The woman who got down at B
'in the wake of the shivering but defer
ential porter, and who passed by the
conductors without lifting her face,
'was without hand luggage of any de
ascription. She was heavily veiled, and
warmly clad in furs. At eleven o'clock
that night she had entered the com
P.ment in New York. Throughout
the thirty miles or more she had sat
alone and Inert beside the snow
clogged window, peering through veil
and frost into the night that whizzed
past the pane, seeing nothing yet ap
parently Intent on all that stretched
beyond. As still, as Immobile as
death itself she had held herself from
the moment of departure to the instant
that brought the porter with the word
that they were whistling for B .
Without a word she arose and fol
lowed him to the vestibule, where she
watched him as he unfastened the
, outer door and lifted the trap. A
single word escaped her lips and he
held out his band to receive the crum
pled bill she clutched in her gloved
fingers. He did not look at It. He
knew that it would amply reward him
for the brief exposure he endured on
the lonely, wind-swept platform of a
.station, the name of which he did not
She took several uncertain steps in
the direction of the station windows
and stopped, as if bewildered. Already
the engine was pounding the air with"
quick, vicious snorto In the effort to
get under way; the vestibule trap and
door closed with a bang; the wheels
were creaking. A bitter wind smote
her in the face; the wet, hurtling sleet
crashed against, the thin veil, blinding
The door of the waiting room across
the platform opened and a man rushed
toward her.
"Mrs. Wrandall?" he called above
the roar of the wind.
She advanced quickly.
"What a night!" he said, as much to
himself as to her. "I'm sorry you
would Insist on coming tonight. To
morrow morning would have satisfied
"la this Mr. Drake?"
They were being blown through the
door into the waiting room as she put
the question. Her voice was muffled.
The man in the great fur coat put his
weight against the door to close It.
"Yes, Mrs. Wrandall. I have done
all that could be done under the cir
cumstances. I am sorry to tell you
that we still have two miles to go by
motor before we reach the Inn. My
car Is open I don't possess a limou
sine but if you will He down In the
tonneau you will find some protection
from "
She broke in sharply, impatiently.
"Pray do not consider me, Mr. Drake.
I am not afraid of the blizzard."
"Then we'd bettor be off," said ho,
a note of anxiety In his voice a cer
tain touch of nervousness. "I drive
my own car. The road is good, but I
ehall drive cautiously. Ten minutes,
perhaps, I I am sorry you thought
best to brave this wretched "
"I am not sorry for myself, Mr.
Drake, but for you. You have been
most kind. I did not expect you to
meet me."
"I took the liberty of telephoning to
you. It was well thaW did it early
in the evening. The wires are dQwn
now, I fear," He hesitated for a mo
ment, staring at her as If trying to
jpeoetrate the thick, wet veil. "I may
George Barr
Author of "Grau stark."
have brought you on a fool's errand.
You see, I I have seen Mr. Wrandall
but once, In town somewhere, and 1
may bo wrong. Still, the coroner and
the sheriff seemed to think you
should be notified I might Bay ques
tioned. That is why I called you up.
I trust, madam, that I am mistaken."
"Yes," she said shrilly, betraying the
Intensity of her emotion. It was as
if she lacked the power to utter more
than a single word, which signified
neither acquiescence nor approval.
He was 111 at ease, distressed. "I
have engaged a room for you at the
inn, Mrs. Wiaudall. You did not bring
a maid, I see. My wife will come
over from our place to stay with you
If you" '
She shook her head. "Thank you,
Mr. Drake. It will not be necessary.
I came alone by choice. I shall re
turn to New York tonight." j
"But you why, you can't do that,"
he cried, holding back as they started
toward thp door. "No trains stop here
after ten o'clock. The locals begin
running at seven In the morning. Be
sides "
She interrupted him. "May-we not
start now, Mr. Drake? I am well,
you must see that I am suffering. I
must -see, I must know. The sus
pense " She did not complete the
sentence, but hurried past him to the
door, throwing it open and bending
her body to the gust that burst in upon
them. i
He sprang after her, grasping her
arm to. lead her across the icy plat
form to the automobile that stood in
the lee of the building.
Disdaining his command to enter
the tonneau, she stood beside the car
and waited until be cranked it and
took his place at the wheel. Then she
took her seat beside him and permit
ted him to tuck the great buffalo robe
about her. No word was'epoken. The
man was a stranger to her. She for
got his presence In the car. i
Into the thick of the storm the mo
tor chugged. Grim and silent, the
man at the wheel, ungoggled and
tense, sent the whirring thing swiftly
over the trackless village street and
out upon the open country road. The
woman closed her eyes and waited.
You would know the month ' was
March. He said: "It comes In like
a lion," but apparently the storm swal
lowed the words for she made no re
sponse to them. i
They crossed the valley and crept
up the tree-covered hill, where .the
force of the gale was broken. If she
heard him say: "Fierce, wasn't It?"
she gave no sign, but sat hunched for
ward, peering ahead through the snow
at the blurred lights,, that segmed so
far away and yet weie close at hand.
"Is that the inn?" she asked as he
swerved from the road a few moments
".Yes, Mrs. Wrandall. We're here."
"Is is he In there?"
"Where you see that lighted window
upstairs." He tooted the horn vig
orously as he drew up to the long, low
porch. Two men dashed out from the
doorway and clumsily assisted her
from the car.
"Go right In, Mrs. Wrandall," said
Drake. "I will join you In a jiffy."
She walked between the two men
Into the feebly lighted office of the
inn. The keener of the place, a dreary
looking person with dread In hiB eyes,
hurried forward. She stopped, stock
still. Some one was brushing the
stubborn, thickly caked snow from her
long chinchilla coat.
"You must let me get you pome
thing hot to drink, madam," the land
lord was saying dolorously.
She struggled with her veil, finally
tearing it away from her face. Then
she took in the rather bare, cheerless
room with a slow, puzzled sweep of
her eyes
"No, thank you," she replied.
"It won't be any trouble, madam,"
urged the other. "It's right here. The
sheriff says it's hll right to sorve it,
although it Is after hours. I run a
respectable, law-abiding house. I
wouldn't think of offering It to any
one if it wasjn violation
"Never mind, Burton," Interposed a
big man, approaching. "Let the lady
choose for herself. If she wants it,
she'll say so. I am the sheriff, madam.
This gentleman is the coroner, Dr.
Sheef. We waited up for you after
Mr, Drake said you'd got the fast train
to stop for you. Tomorrow morning
would have done quite as. well. I'm
sorry you came tonight In all this
He waB staring as if fascinated at
the white, colorless face of the woman
who with nervous fingers unfastened
the heavy coat that enveloped her
slender figure. She was young and
strikingly; beautiful, despite the in
tense pallor that overspread her face.
Her dark, questioning, dreading eyes
looked up into his with an expression
be was noyer to forget It combined
dread, horror, doubt and a. smoldering
anger that seemed to overcast all
other emotions that lay revealed to
"This is a what is commonly called
a 'road house'?" she asked dully, her
eyes narrowing suddenly as If In pain.
"It Is an Inn during the winter, Mrs,
Wrandall, and a road house in the
summer, if that makes it plain to you,
I will say, however, that Burton htis
always kept well within the law.
This Is the first er real bit of
trouble he's had, and I won't say it's
his fault. Keep quiet, Burton. No one
is accusing you of anything wrong.
Don't whine about It."
"But my place is ruined," groaned
the doleful one. "It's got a black eye
now. Not that I blame you madam,
but you can see how "
He quailed before the steady look
In her eyes, and turned away mum
bling. "There is a fire in the reception
room, madam," said the coroner; "and
the proprietor's wife to look out for
you If you should require anything.
Will you go In there and compose
yourself before going upstairs? Or,
If you would prefer waiting until
morning, I shall not insist on the
er ordeal tonight."
"I prefer going up there tonight,"
said she steadily.
The men looked at each other, and
the sheriff Bpoke. "Mr. Drake is quite
confident the the man Is your hus
band. It's an ugly affair, Mrs. Wran
dall. We had no meanB of Identifying
him until Drake came in this evening,
out of curiosity you might say. For
your sake, I hope he Is mistaken."
"Would you mind telling me some
thing about it before I go upstairs? 1
am quite calm. I am prepared for any
thing. You need not hesitate."
"As you wish, madam. You will go
into the reception room, if you please.
Burton, is Mrs. Wrandall's room quite
ready for her?"
"I shall not stay here tonight," In
terposed Mrs. Wrandall. "You need
not keep the room for me."
"But, my dear Mrs. Wrandall "
"I shall watt in the railway station
until morning if necessary. But not
here." '
The cqroner led the way to the cosy
little room off the office. She followed
with the sheriff. The men looked worn '
and haggard In the bright light that
met them, as if they had not known
sleep or. rest for many hours. I
"The assistant district attorney was
iiure until eleven, uui we ill. uume lu
get a little rest. It's been a hard case
for all of us a nasty one," explained
the sheriff, as he placed a chair in
front of the fire for her. Stie sank into
it limply.
"Go on, please," she murmured, and
shook her head at the nervous little
woman who bustled up and Inquired if
she could do anything to make her
more comfortable.
The sheriff cleared his throat. "Well,
It happened last nigbt. All day long
we've been trying to find out who he I
is, and ever since eight o'clock this j
morning we've been searching for the
woman who came here with him. She
has disappeared as completely as If
swallowed by the earth. Not a sign I
of a clew not a shred. There's noth-'
lug to show when she left the Inn or
by what means. All we know Is that i
the door to that room up there was
standing half open when Burton
passed by it at seven o'clock thle
morning that Is to say, yesterday
morning, for this 1b now Wednesday.
It Is quite clear, from this, that she
neglected to close the door tightly
when she came out, probably through
haste or fear, and the draft in the hall
blew It wider open during the night.
Burton says the inn was closed for
the night at half-past ten. He went
to bed. She must have slipped out
after everyone was sound asleep.
There were no other gueBts on that
floor. Burton and his wife sleep on
this floor, and the servants are at the
top of the house and in a wing. No
one heard a sound. We have not the
remotest Idea when the thing hap
pened, or when she left the place. Dr.
Sheef says the man had been dead six
or eight hours when he first saw him,
and that was very soon after Burton's
discovery. Burton, on finding the door
open, naturally .suspected that his
guests had skipped out during the
night to avoid paying the bill, ajid loot
no time in entering the room,
"He found the man lying on the bed,
sprawled out, face upward and as
dead as a mack I should say, quite
dead. He was partly dressed. His
coat and vest hung over the back of
a chair. A small service carving
knife, belonging to the inn, had been
driven squarely Into bis heart and was
found sticking there, Burton says
that the man, on their arrival at the
inn, about nine o'clock at night, or
dered supper sent up to the room.
The tray ot dishes, with most of the
food untouched, and' an empty cham
pagne bottle, was found on the service
A Man Rushed Toward Her. M
table hear the bed. Ono of the chairs
was overturned. The servant who took
th'o meal to the room says that the
woman was Bitting at the window
with her wraps on, motor veil and all,
just as she was when she cnme Into
the place. The man gave all the direc
tions, the woman apparently paying
no attention to what was going on.
The waitress left the room without
Beelng her face. She had Instructions'
not to como for the tray until mora
ine (To be. Continued)
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V. formula the. gripe has fisST
Apriro, 1914.
Miss Anna Carr entertained Miss
Joy B"ennington and Flotilla Carr and
Ilazel and RuthFenwick, of Mowrysf.
town, Sunday.
Mrs. Anna Sanders, who has been
very sick, Is convalescent.
A son was born to John Llndsey and
wife, April 2.
Mrs. Charles Borden spent Sunday
at the home of W. Workman.
Wm. Bennington is in Cincinnati
this week serving as a juror.
Oakley Bend, who has been attend
ing Automobile School In Cincinnati,
lias returned home.
Several from tills place were in
Hlllsboro Saturday night to see uUncle
Tom's Cabin."
The pike commissioner, H. H. Carr,
has been doing some good work on the
pike from this place to East Danville.
"John R. Houck was born near Bi
ford; Ohio, March 7, 1867 and died at
his home near Hlllsboro March 10,
1014, aged 47 years, and 12 days. lie
was married to Cora Wilkin In May
1888. To this union 8 children were
born. Two died when qulteyoung and
Susie died at Galllpolis July 10, 1012.
aged 18 years. Four little girls and
Barman, aged 22 ears, survive him.
Also two brothers, Chris and Joseph.
We wish to thank the neighbors and
friends who assisted us so kindly dur
ing his long illness.
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Rebecca Pennington, daughter of
John and Robecca Fettro, was born in
Harrison county, Va., and died at her
home In Jlillsboro, Ohio, March 17,
Her parents came toi Highland
county, Ohio, about 1844 and her life
was spent in this vicinity.
April 15, 18G0 she became the w lfe cf
Jacob Pennington, a prominent fartntr
and excellent citizen of this count .
To this union were born three daugh
ters and one son. One daughter died
in Infancy and the son, upon whom the
groat mother love and hope were cen
tered, fell a victim to the ravages of
the "great white plague" in 1001 leav
Ing the stricken and heart sore mother
and two sisters to ever sorrow over the
Her husband died in 1803 and a few
years afterwards she left the farm and
made a home in Hlllsboro. Always
active and energetic she "kept herself
alive to all the interests or life about
her. Although living in the same
house with her daughter and husband
she performed all of her household
duties to within less than a week of
her going away.
She was a kind mother, a good neigh
bor and will be greatly missed.
In her young womanhood she became
a member of the Presbyterian church
and remained faithful to heracknowl
edged believed.
She leaves to mourn her departure,
two daughters, Mrs. Wm. Linn and
Mrs. Fred Easter, also Mrs. Demarls
Vance, Mrs. Olive Bragg and Charles
Pennington, children of Mr. Penning
ton by a former marriage, who were as
kind to her as her own born, one sister,
Mrs. Jas. Ervin, and a large circle of
other relatives and friends.
She greeted death, we believe, as a
friend who had called to take her to
the many loved ones gone before for
death is just such a friend and should
have such a greeting as this.
O dear and friendly Death I
End of my road however lo&g It be,
Waitibg with hospitable handsstretched out.
And full of gifts for me I
Why do we call thee toe.
Clouding with darksome mists thy face
divine r
Life, she was sweet, hut poor her -largess
When matched with thine.
Thou holdest In thy store
Full satisfaction of all doubt, reply
To question and the golden clue to dreams
Which Idly passed us bv.
A balm for anguish past,
Rest to the long unrest which smiles did
The recognitions thirsted for in vain
And still by life denied.
Thou brlngest me mine ,own ;
The garnered flowers which leltvthy sickle
And the full vision of thy face divine
Which I have loved unseen.
0 dear and friendly Death I
1 still can smile when'er I tblnk of thee.
We wish to thank our friends and
neighbors for their kindness during
the sickness and death of our deir
mother and the beautiful flowers sent
,by friends and also Rev. Shields for
his sympathy shown in our great sor.
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Notice of AppolntmeJSH
Estate of O. N. Garrett, d'ecoascd.'
Elizabeth Y Garrett has been appointed
and qualified as executrix of the estate of
O. N. Garrett, late ot Highland County, Ohio,
Dated this 21st day of March A. D. 1014.
J, B. WOItLBT, ,
Probate J a Age ot said County.
1 Teachers' Examination.
The Highland countr Hoard of School Ex
aminers hereby gives it tlce that examina
tions ot Applicants of certificates will take
Blace In the Waatingtoi School Building,
llllsboro, on the first Saturday of every
Patterson examinations will be held od the
third Saturday of April and on the third
Saturday ot May.
As prescrlbed'by law, the fee for teachers
examinations will be Bo cents, while, for
Patterson examinations no fee Is charged,
O. A. Thneh, Sinking Spring, Pres.
aav w. H. vancb, Hlllsboro, Vice Pres.
H. B. Gallibtt. Lynchburg, Sec.
...... .o ..wtuj bivuu mat a pennon will
be presented to the Commissioners of Illeh-
Lai?? .F uPty .9nl0' at tnt,r session to be
held Monday, May 4th. ion, pravlne for the
appointment of Road Commissioner to lay
out and establish a FREE TURNPIKE
ROAD along the following line, to-wlt : Be
ginning At a point In the North Line the Straight
out and Buford j re turnpike, where a cer
tain county road Intersecissald free turn-
Inlke, near the residence of P. Q Fenner ;
Thence with said county road In a northerly
direction, about 22fH rods to where said
; county road Intersects the Old State Road
i from Danvlle fp Buford east ot the school
house lot District No. 3, Clay township. In
Highland county, Ohio; thence with said
, State Road In a westerly direction about BO
roan tn a rulwrt vht.h in i...t. .
State Rod at a point where the Salem and
Clay township road Intersects said .State
',? a,118tan,ce of about seven eighths of a
TT1I If f7Hl nnn hplnrr limtaJ I nri... i.
Clay townships, Highland county, Ohio
iu iree mrnpiKe road to be constructed
Ohio, relating to the construction ot "One
nSant;; '5 of m a i'..'?-.,-.0.uiaI2eS '?
Gent ral Code of Ohio anaihe acts amenda-
Anil fnr ITia rm -. a - -.
Turnpike Koad tr.ey will ask for the levy of
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.-. .... ,..vu v. , jrcaia, ii uoi paia ior
sooner, upon all the lands and taxable per
sonal property within the limits of the said
proposf-d Free Turnpike Road, (under the
?nS?'i.e assessment pike law.) Sections TZ3i
to 7321 General Code of Ohio and the acts
amendatory thereto.
r. . Y. ., VtK.;E AND Other, Petitioners.
Dated March 31, 1914
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The Miller's Chapel S. S. will meet;
for organizing next-Sunday, April 12.
All church members are requested to
be present.
T. A. Malcom and wife, of Wostboro,
were the guests of Minnie Van.ce Sat-"
urday night.
Ervln Hatcher and C. D. Vance
each sold a horse Saturday, at Stock
sale. "
Chas. Edglngton and wife enter
tained at dinner Sunday, John Prlne,
wife and grandson, of Miller's Chapel,
and T. R. Vance and wife.
Mrs. Marion Shoemaker and two
children, of Pleasant, spent Thursday
here with her mother.
Wm, Matthews was In Pike county
last week buying cattle. He came
home Friday with 12 head.
C. D, Vance- called on his sister,
Minnie, Friday. ,
G. B. Eyler and Reece Roberts were
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