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rate news-Herald, hillsboro, ohio, Thursday, july 23, 1914.
The Hollow
of Her Hand
George Barr
S2SM ' Mm m
Crossing the Channel.
Booth, restless with a vague uneasi
ness that had come over him during
the night, keeping htm awake until
nearly dawn, was hard put during the
early hours of the forenoon to find
occupation for his Interest until a
seasonable time arrived for appearing
at Southlook. He was unable to ac
count for this feeling of uncertainty
and Irritation.
At nine he set out to walk over to
Southlook, realizing that he should
have to Bpend an hour in profitless
gossip with the lodge keeper before
presenting himself at the villa, .but
somehow' relishing the thought that
even so he would be nearer to Hetty
than if ho remained in his own door
yard. Half-way there we was overtaken by
Sara's big French machine returning
from the village. The car came to a
standstill as he stepped aside to let
it pass, and Sara herself leaned over
and cordially Invited him to get in and
ride home with her.
"What an early bird you are," he ex
claimed as he took his seat beside
She was not In a mood for airy per
siflage, as he soon discovered.
"Mlse Castleton has gone up to
town, Mr. Booth," she said rather
lifelessly. "I have Just taken her to
the station. She caught the eight
thirty." He was at once solicitous. "No bad
news, I hope?" There was no thought
in his mind that her absence was
other than temporary.
"She Is not coming back, Brandon."
She had not addressed him as Bran
don before.
He stared. "You you mean " The
words died on his lips.
"She is not coming back," she re
peated. An accusing gleam leaped into his
"What has happened, Mrs. Wran
dall?" he asked.
She was quick to perceive the
change in his voice and manner.
"She prefers to live apart from me.
That ie all."
, ".When was this decision reached?"
"But yesterday. Soon after she came
in from her walk with jou."
"Do do you mean to imply that
that had anything to do w ith her leav
ing your home?" he demanded, with
a flush on his cheek.
She met his look without flinching.
"It was the beginning."
"You you criticised her? You took
her to task "
"I notified her that she was to marry
Leslie Wrandall if she marries anyone
at all," ehe said in a perfectly level
"Good Lord, Mrs. Wrandall!"
"But she Is not going to marry Les
lie." "I know it I knew It yesterday," ho
cried triumphantly. "She loves me,
Sara. Didn't she say as much to
"Yes, Brandon, she loves you. But
she will not be your wife."
"What is all this mystery? Why
can't she be my wife? What is there
to prevent?"
She regarded him with dark, inscru
table eyes. Many seconds passed be
fore she spoke.
"Would you want her for your wife
if you knew she had belonged to an
other man?"
He turned very cold. The palms of
his hands were wet, as with ice-water.
Something dark seemed to flit before
his eyes.
"I will not believe that of her," he
said, shaking his head with an air of
"That is not an answer to my ques
tion." "Yes, I would etlll want her," he
declared steadily.
"I merely meant to put you to the
harshest test " she said, and there was
"She What?" Gasped Leslie's Mother.
Wrmwli Mi&Wt?'
WuKlHlt'JmMKMiJ. -
Author of "Graustarkr
"Truxion Kinretc.
COPYRiaHT-1912- BY
relief In her voice. "She is a good
girl, she Is pure. I asked my question
because until yesterday I had reason
to doubt her."
"Good heavens, how could you doubt
those honest, guiltless eyes of "
She shook her head sadly. "To an
swer you I would have to reveal the
secret that makes it impossible for
her to become your wlfo, and that I
cannot, will not do."
"Is it fair to me?"
"Perhaps not, but it is fair to her,
and that is why I must remain silent"
"Before God, I shall know the truth
from her, if not from you and "
"If you love her, if you will be kind
to her, you will let her go her way
in peace."
He was struck by the somewhat sin
ister earnestness of her words.
"Tell me where I may find her," ho
said, setting his jaw.
"It will not bo difficult for you to
find her," she said, frowning, "If you
insist on pursuing her."
"You drive her away from your
house, Sara Wrandall, and yet you ex
pect me to believe that your motives
are friendly. Why should I accept
your word aa final?"
"I did not drive her away, nor did
I ask her to stay."
He stared hard at her.
"Good Lord, what Is the meaning
of all this?" he cried In perplexity?
"What am I to understand?"
The car had come to a stop under
the porte cochere. She laid nor hand
on his arm. , $
"If you will come in with me, Bran
don, I will try to make things clear
to you."
He left in half an hour, walking rap
Idly down the drive, his coat buttoned
closely, although the morning was hot
and breathless. He held in bis hand
a small scrap of paper on which wae
written: "If I loved you less, I would
come to you now and He to you. If
you love mo, Brandon, you will let me
go my way. It Is the only course.
Sara is my friend, and she Is yours.
Be guided by her, and bellove in my
love for you. Hetty."
And now, as things go in fairy sto
ries, we should prepare ourselves to
see Hetty pasB through a season In
drudgery and hardship, with the ulti
mate quintessence of joy as the re
ward for-her trials and' tribulations.
Happily, this Is not a fairy tale. There
are some things more fantastic than
fairy tales, if they are not spoiled In
the telling. Hetty did not go forth
to encounter drudgery, disdain and ob
loquy. By no manner of means! She
went with a well-filled purse, a defiyilto
purpose aneaa and a determined fac
tor behind.
In a manner befitting her station as
the Intimate friend of Mrs. Challls
Wrandall, as the cousin of-the Murgat- i
iujuo, uu iuu uauguier 01 joionei cas
tleton of the Indian corps, as a per
son supposed to be possessed of In
dependent means withal, she went,
f with none to question, none to cavil.
Sara had insisted on this, as much
for her own sake as for Hetty's; she
argued, and she had prevailed in tho
end. What would the world think,
what would their acquaintances think, I
and above all what would the high and I
mighty Wrandalls think if she went
with meek and lowly mien? .
Why should they make it possible I
for anyone to look askance?
And so it was that ehe departed in
state, with a dozen trunks and boxes; '
an obsequiously attended seat in the
parlor car was hers; a telegram in
her bag assured her that rooms were
being reserved for herself and maid
at the RItz-Carlton; alongside It re
posed a letter to Mr. Carroll, Instruct
ing him to provide her with sufficient
funds to carry out the plan agreed I
upon; and in the seat behind sat tho
lady's maid who bad served her for I
a twelvemonth and more.
The timely demise of the venerable
Lord Murgatroyd afforded the most
natural excuse for her trip to England.
The old nobleman gave up the ghost,
allowing for difference in time, at the
very moment when Mrs. Redmond
Wrandall was undoing a certain pack
age from London, which turned out
to be a complete history oT what his
forbears had done in the way of prop
agation since the fourteenth century.
Hetty did not find it easy to accom
modate her pride to tho plan which
was to give her a fresh and rather
imposing start In the w6rld. She was
to have a full year in which to deter
mine whether she should accept toll
and poverty as her lot, or emulate the
symbolic example of Dicky, the canary
bird. At the end of the year, unless
ehe did as Dicky had done1, her source
of supplies would be automatically cut
off and she weuld be entirely depend
ent upon her own wits and resources.
In the interim she was a probationary
person of leisure. It had required
hours of persuasion on the part of
Sara Wrandall to bring her into line
with these arrangements.
"But I am able and willing to work
for my living," had been Hetty's stub
born retort to all tlio arguments
brought to bear upon her.
"Thon let me put it In another light.
It Is vital to me, of course, thnt you
should keep up the show of affluence
for a while at least. I think I have
made that clear to you. But here Is
another side to the matter; the ques
tion of recompense."
"Recompense?" cried Hetty sharply.
"Without your knowing it, I have
virtually held you a prisoner all these
months, condemned in my own judg
ment it not in the sight' of the law.
1 havo taken the law unto myself. You
were not convicted of murder in this
unitarian court of mine, but of an
other sin.. For fifteen months you
have been living under tho shadow of
a crime you did not commit. I woe
reserving completo punishment for
you in the shape of an Ignoble mar
riage, which was to have served two
bitter ends. Well, I had the truth
from you. I believe you to be abso
lutely innocent of the charge I held
over you, for which I condemned you
without a hearing. Then, why should
I not employ my own means of mak
ing restitution?"
"You havo condescended to believe
in me. That is all I ask."
"True, that Is all you ask. But is
it altogether the fair way out of It?
To illustrate: our criminal lawB are
lees kind to the innocent than to tho
guilty. Our law courts find a man
guilty and he is sent to prison. Later
on, he Is found to be innocent abso
lutely innocent. What does the state
do in the premises? It issues a formal
pardon a mockery, pure and simple
and the man Is set free. It all comes
to a curt, belated apology for an error
on the part of justice. No substantial
recompense is offered. He is merely
pardoned for something he didn't do.
The state, which has wronged him,
condescends to pardon him! Think of
It! It is the same as if a man knocked
another down and then said, before he
removed his foot from the victim's
neck: 'I pardon you freely.' My fa
ther was opposed to tho system we
have that all countries have of par
cloning men who have been unjustly
condemned. The innocent victim Is
pardoned in the same manner as the
guilty one who comes In for clemency.
I accept my father's contention that
an Innocent man should not be shamed
and humiliated by a pardon. The
court which tried him should reopen
the case and honorably acquit him of
the crime. Then the state should pay
to this innocent man, dollar for dol
lar, all that he might have earned dur
ing his term of imprisonment, with an
additional amount' for the suffering ho
has endured. Not long ago In an ad
Joining state a man, who had served
seventeen years of a life sentence fof
murder, was found to bo wholly Inno
cent. What happened? A pardon was
handed to him and he walked out of
prison, broken In spirit, health and
purse. His small fortune had been
wiped out In the futile effort to prove
his innocence. He gave up seventeen
years of his life and then was par
doned for the sacrifice. Ho should
havo been paid for every day spent In
wf fli III 1
ML (Hip a
He Stood Looking Down Into Her Se
rious Blue Eyes.
prison. That was the very least they
could have done."
"I see now what you mean," mused
Hetty. "I have never thought of It
In that way before."
"Well, it comes to this In our case,
Hetty: I have tried you all over again
In my own little court and I have ac
quitted you of the charge I had against
you. I do not offer you a silly pardon.
Vou must allow mo to have my way
in this matter, to choose my own
means of compensating you for "
"You saved my life," protested Het
ty, shaking her head obstinately.
"My dear, I appreciate tne fact that
you are English," said Sara, with a
weary smile, "but won't you please see
the point?"
Then Hetty smiled too, and the way
was easier after that for Sara. She
gained her quixotic point, and Hetty
went away from Southlook feeling that
no woman In all the world was so be
wildering as" Sara Wrandall.
When she- sailed for England, two
days later, the newspapers announced
that the beautiful and attractive Miss
Castleton was returning to her native,
land on account of the death" of Lord
Murgatroyd, and would spend the year
on"the continent, where probably she
would be Joined later on by Mrs. Wran
dall, whose period of mourning and
distress bad been softened by the con
stant and loyal friendship of "this ex
quisite Englishwoman."
Four hundred miles out at sea she
was overtaken by wireless messages
from three persons.
Brandon Booth's message said: "I
am sailing tomorrow on a (aster ship
than yours. You will find me waiting
for you on the landing stage." Her
heart gave a leap to dizzy heights, and,
try as she would, she could not crush
It back to the depths In which' it had
dwelt ror days. ,
The second bit of pale green paper
contained a cry front a most Unexpect
ed source: "Cable your London ad
dress. S, refuses to give It to me. I
think I understand the situation. We
v.-ant to make amends for what you
have had to put up with during the
year. She has shown her truo. nature
at last" It was signed "Leslie."
From Sara camo these cryptic
words: "For each year of fatnlno there '
will come seven years of plenty?' I
All the way across the Atlantic sho '
lived In a state of subdued excitement
Conflicting emotions absorbed her
waking hours but her dreams were all
of one complexion: rosy and warm
and ull of a Joyousness that dls-'
tressed her vastly when she recalled I
them to mind in tho early morning '
hours. During the day she Intermit-
tently hoped and feared that ho would
be on the landing stage. In any event, '
she was bound to find unhappiness.
If he were there her Joy would bo
short-lived and blighting; If ho were
not there, her disappointment would
be equally hard to bear. j
He was there. She saw him from
the deck of the tender as they edged
up to the landing. His tall figure
loomed in the front rank against the
rail that held back the crowd; his
sun-bronzed face wore a look of eager
expectancy; from her obscured posi
tion in the shadow of tho deck build
ing, purposely chosen for reasons only
too obvious, she could oven detect the
alert, swift-moving scrutiny that ho
fastened upon the crowd.
Later on, he stood looking down
Into her serious blue eyes; her hands
were lying limp In his. His own eyes
Were dark with earnestness, with tha
restraint that had fastened Itself upon
him. Behind her stood the respectful
but immeasurably awed maid, who
could not, for the llf,e of her, under
stand how a man could bo on both
sides of the Atlantfo at one and tha
same time.
"Thank the Lord, Hetty, say I, for
the five-day boats," he was saying.
"You should not have come, Bran
don," she cried, softly, and the look
of misery In her eyes was tinged with
a glow she could not suppress. "It
only makes everything harder for me.
I I Oh, I wish you had not come!"
"But isn't it wonderful?" he cried,
"that I should be here and waiting for
you! It is almost inconceivable. And
you were in the act of running away
from me, too. Oh, I have that much
of the tale from Sara, so don't look
so hurt about It"
"I am so sorry you came," she re
peated, her lip trembling.
Noting her emotion, he gave her
hands a fierce, encouraging pressure
and Immediately released them.
"Come," he said gently; "I have
booked for London. Everything Is ar
ranged. I shall see to your luggage.
Let me put you in tho carriage first"
As she sat in the railway carriage,
waiting for him to return, she tried
in a hundred ways to devise a means I
of escape, and yet she had never loved
him so much as now. Her heart was I
sore, her desolation never so complete I
as now. 1
He came back at last and took his
seat beside her in tho compartment,
fanning himself with his hat Tho maid
very discreetly stared out of the win
dow at the hurrying throng of travel- i
era on the platform. I
"How I love you, Hetty how I
adore you!" Booth whispered passion
ately. "Oh, Brandon!"
"And I don't mean to give you up,"
he added, his lean jaw setting hard.
"You must oh, you must," she cried
miserably. "I mean It, Brandon "
"What are your plans?" asked he.
"Please don't ask me," she pleaded.
"You must give it up, Brandon. Let
me go my own way."
"Not until I have the whole story
from you. You see, I am not easily
thwarted, once I set my heart on a
thing. I gathered this much from
Sara: the object is not insurmount
able." "She said that?"
"In effect, yes," he qualified.
"What did she telhyou?" demanded
Hetty, laying her hand on his arm.
"I will confess she didn't reveal the
secret that you consider a barrier, but
ehe went bo far as to say that It was
very dark and dreadful," he said light
ly. They were speaking In very low
tones. "When I pinned her down to
it, she added that it did not in any
sense bear upon your honor. But
there is time enough to talk about this
later on. For the present let's not
discuss the past I know enough of
your history from your own llpa aa
well as what little I could get out
of Sara, to feel sure that you are
In a way, drifting. I intend to look
after you, at least until you find your
self. Your sudden break with Sara
has been explained to me. Leslie
Wrandall is at the back of it Sara
told me that she tried to force you
to marry him. I think you did quite
right in going away as you did, but,
on the other hand, was it quite fair to
"Yes, it was' most fair," she said,
compressing her lips.
He frowned.
"We can't possibly be of the samo
opinion," he said seriously.
"You wouldn't say that if you knew
every thing."
"H6w long do you intend to stay in
"I don't know. When does this train
arrive there?"
"At four o'clock, I think. Will you
go to an hotel or to friends?" He put
the quostlon very delicately.
She smiled faintly, "You mean the
"Your father is here, I am Informed.
And you must have other friends or
relatives who "
"I shall go to a small hotel I know
near Trafalgar square," she Interrupt
ed quietly. "You must not come there
to see mo, liranaon."
"I shall expect you to dine with mo
at say Prince's this evening," was
his response to this. -
Sho Bhook her head and thon turned
to look out of the window. He eat
back In his Beat and for many miles,
with deep perplexlty"ln his oyes, stud
ied her half-averted face. The old
uneasiness returned. Was this ob
stacle, after all, so great that It could
not be overcome?
They lunched together, but woro
singularly reserved all through tho J
meal. A plan was growing In her i
brain, a cruel but effective plan that
made her despise herself and yet con
tained the only moons of escape from
an evon more cruel situation.
He drove with her from the station
to the small hotel off Trafalgar square
There were no rooms to be had. It
was the week of Ascot and the city
was still crowded with people who
awaited only the royal sign to break
the fetters that bound them to Lon
don. Somewhat perturbed, she al
lowed him to escort her to several ho
tels of a like ch factor. Falling In
each case, she was In despair. At
last she plucked up tho courage to
say to him, not without constraint and
"I think, Brandon, If you were to
allow me to apply alone to one of
these 'places I could get In without
much trouble."
"Good Lord!" he gasped, going very
red with dismay. "What a fool I "
"I'll try the Savoy," she said quick
ly, and then laughed at him. His face
was the picture of distress.
"I shall come for you tonight at
eight," he said, stopping the taxi at
once. "Goodby till then."
CATALPA grove.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Crampton, of
near Lynchburg, were guests Sunday
of A. E. Wilkin and family.
Bev. Blackwel), of Washington 0.
H., spent Sunday with OwenJBoush
and family.
Mrs. Ed. Moberly is visiting her
daughter In Cleveland.
II. B. Wilkin and family spent Sun
day with Walter Cadwallader and
family, of near Lynchburg.
B. F. Cochran and daughter, Ethel,
spent Sunday with Ed. Hopkins and
wife, of Prlcetown.
Harry Lyle and;wlfe spent Sunday
with relatives near Balnsboro.
Misses Maggie Saum, Edna Hadley
and Wllda Lewis and Baburn Chaney,
Arnold Wilkin andGlenn' Kesler
spent Sunday evening with Mabel
Miss Mary Cochran spent Sunday
with Elizabeth Cochran and AJUe
Byron King and family spent Sun
day ovith David Saum and family.
Herman Shaffer and family were
guests of W. W. Fawley, of Prlcetown
Saturday night. "
D. W. Fawley and daughter,
Blanch, spent Sunday with relatives
near Harwood.
Bussell Smith and family, of near
Hillsboro, .spent Sunday with John
Pence and family.
July'20, 1914.
narry Stockwell and wife and chil
dren, of Norwood, are visiting her
parents, Turner Thompson'and wife.
Joseph Edwards and wife and chil
dren, of Wilmington, visited at the
home of Chas. Workman last week.
Mrs. Fred Sherry, of Washington
C. H., visited at the Sherry home
last week. She was accompanied
home by her cousin, Elder Sherry,
who will remain for a short visit.
Miss Leon'a Stroup, of Dodsonvllle,
is visiting her sister, Mrs. Chas.
Mrs. Pauline Murrell and children,
Freda and, Robert, of Lynchburg,
spent Sunday with Mrs. Luclnda
Elmer and Boy Fox, of Blanches
ter, visited their uncle, Gus Shaffer,
and familyfweek.
Raymond' and Burdette -Hastings,
of Cincinnat, are visiting at the home
of their uncle, Wm. Hastings.
Win. Thomas and wife entertained
Sunday Armenor Stroup and wife and.
daughters, Anna and Ova, of Dan
ville, Margaret McCabe, of Blanches
ter, and Hiram Shaffer and wife and
daughter, Georgia, of Dodsonvllle.
Charles Workman and wife and
daughter, Anna Louise, spent Sunday
with Noah Walts and family at Bu
ford. Charles Stubbs and wife and children-were
the guests of relatives at
Martinsville Sunday.
Wm. Smlvih and wife and son, Don
ald, spent Sunday with her parents,
John Brown and wife, at Harwood.
Mrs, Anna Spllker Is visiting relatives
in Norwood and MIddletown.
J. W. Newton and wife spent last
Thursday at the home of John Dun
can. She You vowed that it would-be
your aim to make my life naught but
one of happiness. And to think that
I believed you 1
He That's nothing I I believed It
at the the time myself. Boston Trans
Peoples9 I
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.Farm and Town property always
for'sale. Money loaned on Real Es
tate! " Wadk Turner,
Merchants Bank Bldg.
D. Leadbetter, real estate, nre in
surance and pensions. Ofllce 134 S,
High street.
For Sale Two second hatlU buggies
In good condition. Paul Harsiia,
ti adv Hillsboro, Ohio.
For Sale 110 acre Dfarm on plko
near New Market. For particulars
inquire at thistofllco. adv tf
For Sale Lumber for building''
purposes, sawed to order, on the old
Spargur farm at Eainsboro. Address
Fred Miller, Balnsbbro. 8-o
Notice of Appointment.
Estate of Tr.omas J. Hurley, deceased.
Jobn W. Mann has been appointed and
qualified as administrator of the estate of
Thomas J. Hurley, late of Highland County,
Ohio, deceased.
Dated this 25th day of June A. D. 19U.
J. JJ. Worlbt, ,
Probate Judge df said County.
Wilson & McDrlde, Attorneys. adv
Notice of Appointment.
Estate of Elva J. Stanley deceased.
Louts A. Stanley has been appointed and
qualified as administrator of the estate of
Elva J Stanley, late ot Highland County,
Ohio, deceased.
Dated this 2th day of JuoefA. D. 1911.
J. B. WORi.Br,
Probate Judge of Bald County
Wilson & McBride, Attorneys. adv
Teachers' Examination.
The Highland county Hoard of School Ex
aminers hereby gives sctlce that examina
tions of Applicants of Certificates will take
glace In the Washington School Building,
lllsboro, on the first Saturday of every
Patterson examinations will be held on the
third Saturday of April and on the third
Saturday of May.
As prescribed by law, the fee for teachers
examinations will he BO cents, while, for
Patterson examinations no fee Is charged.
O. A. Teneh, Sinking Spring, Pres.
adv W. H. Vance, Hillsboro, Vice Pres,.
H. B. Galliktt, Lynchburg, Sec.
Notice to Taxpayers of the Com
pletion of the Tax Lists.
Notice is hereby given that the Tax Lists
of Highland County, Ohio, for the year 1914
haveoeen completed and are open tor public
Inspection at the office of the District Asses
sor at the Court House In Hillsboro, Ohio.
Complaints against any valuation or assess
ments, except valuations fixed and assess
ments made by the Tax Commission of Ohio,,
will be heard by the District Board of Com-
Blalnts at Its office at the Court Bouse In
lllsboro, Ohio on the first Monday of August
1914 ComplatntR should be made in writing
on blanks which will be furnished by the
District Assessor and filed with the County
Jonv M. McMullkn,
District Assessor of said County.
Hillsboro, Ohio, July 20. 19M. adv
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Of the total tonnage of vessels enter
ing Vancouver during 1912, amounting
to 5,237,010 for 10,057 ships, the Ameri
can shipping contributed a tonnage of
403,790 and 1041 vessels. Of these 53
were fishing' vessels, with a tonnage
of 0480.
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fifth, sixth, eighteenth and nineteenth
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