The Cause of a Considerable Stir Tuesday Morning.

It Fell Down a Crack- The Owner Thought It Was Stolen and the Police Were Notified- The Journey of a Louisville Couple Interfered With.

Mrs. John Slavens' wedding ring, a pretty gold band with five diamond sets, stirred things up in police circles for a while Tuesday. Mrs. Slavens lives at Louisville, Ky., but formerly lived here, her husband being a Scioto county man. They have been East and Monday got on the O. & O. train at Charleston. Mr. Slavens was going on home, but his wife had planned to visit her husband's sister at Wakefield, and it was arranged that she should get off here and take the N. & W. train north. They arrived on the four o'clock C. & O. train Tuesday, Mr. Slavens accompanying his wife to the N. & W. depot and returning to Springville to await the next C. & O. train.

Mrs. Slavens stepped into the washroom of the station and before washing her hands placed her ring on the window. When she went to look for it later it was gone. The watchman was notified, the police called, and a search for several men who had been in the station house instituted. Mr. and Mrs. Slavens stayed in the city all day, not caring to leave without some information as to the ring.

That afternoon a thorough search of the depot was made and the missing ring was found between the walls, where it had fallen from the window.

Portsmouth (Ohio) Times, June 5, 1897.

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