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Logansport, Indiana
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Friday, December 31, 1897
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MILEAGE BOOKS. Modified Features of The New Interchangeable Mileage Ticket. nMr.E.A. Ford. General Passenger Agent of the Pennsylvania and Vandal!* Ll.ocf, pcnds out the following information regard Jng t^e modlfled features of the Central Piasenger Association's inierohgng-eable one thousand mil* ticket: Tbe most important modifications aie ID the nilo »«to lUninic the mileage strto and Issu luh- the exchange ticket. 0 nder the n aw rule, the owner of an interchangeable mileage ticket roar, at hi« convenience aad leisure, sign hU nume upon the back of the widest part of the mileage strip elo=e to the 1 ist preceding detatohmcnt. (but It must be signed wltb an indelible pencil ( r with ink, or it will not te honored), tind can leave his ticket thus sliroed with the Agent upon his arrival at a station, or send It to him by a messenger or by the hotel porter, or in some other way, and upon his return to the station find his exchange ticket ready and big baggage checked; provided ho hat made 8-jch an advance arrangement Therefore there need be : JO more delay at tbe station or on the train !n the use of the new thao there -was In using the old form of mileage ticket, which latter fcrm was good only over thns) stem Of roads, while the "InteroliaDgeable" le good over forty. The old lonn of exchange ticket is valid fo continuous passage only on a certain train &DI date, while the new or modlfled form will b' good on any train, (except the -Limited"!, on either the date of issue or the day following ThU new form has been simplified to rende It easy of i»' ue » nd to better accommodate travelers, and the hindrances which accom panted the Old form Will therefore be, in the early future, entirely obllberated. Interline tickets from points on one Railwa; to points on another, via through car lines an via Junotloni where •onnectlons' are close ani there are no transfers, are being-prepared a futupoiilblb. These tickets will be Issued la exchange for coupons I'rom the interchangeable mileage tlcketaod bugsrage will be check ed through, u convenience which could not be enjoyed by the use of the old form of mllesge ticket The modifications above alluded to hav looen approved by the Mileage Ticket Bureau of the C«n) ral Passenger .Association, and wll te in effect on or before December 1st, or 1usi ai §oon ai the new forms of exchange and )n terHne tlokoin can be printed and distributed among the thousands of Hgencies of the forty by John Hie Baptist BY WARD RIES. iiiiiiiiillillljJlUllllliillliillllillliliUUI different railway-companies over -whose the tickets are honored, and some Agents o: the Pennsylvania Lines have been already supplied with them. It is believed that ihese amendments to a plan which Is ready success lul and popular, will place the new interchangeable mileage tiekei; beyond the reach •of reasonable criticism. For the Christum and New Year Holidays, they?abasli R. R. Co, will sell tickets for the round trip at greatly re duced rates. Tickets will be good go ing on date of sale only, good returning up to, and including January 4th, 1898 km be purchased December nd 81st. 1897, and January or further particulars, call SWELL, Agt. ,bash R. R. Co. Excursions Yanflalia Line. be Holidays the Vondalia Line will sell turglon Tickets aCreducod rates Irom attons. to local points <w its own line, and i to points on connccu'njr lines. For full aoulara call on nearest Vandalia Line Ticket Agent, or address E. A. FORD, Gen'l Passenger Agt. St. Louis, Mo. EXCUKSION Rates Via Pennsylvania Lines for Christmas' and New Year. Following the annual custom. Ticket Af-ants of the Pennsylvania Linet will seli excursion tickets Doo, 24th, 2ath and Slet, 1S87, and Jan. Ut, 18K. (or tne Chrlacmftg and Mo-w Year Holldayn. Ticket* will not be- (old to adults for leu than 25 cents, nor to children for less th«n 15 cents. Return limit of excusion irtli include J&n. 4th. 1S98. For ratss time of trainii and further information, pltwe ap aly to nearest 1'loket Agent of the Pennsylvania Lines. PERFECT MANHOOD •Tho world tdmlm t*» peirfect Kmtl Net ••nrNTC, dlnnlty, ormnecuUr development alone, •«t ttt»t ««!>Ue and vrmdcrCttl force known u SEXUAL VITALITY , of munhood— tao pride ot both old and young, but there are thousanus of men •uttering the menial tonurc» of a we»fcwied •HkMlio«<l, thattered ncrro, and xadliB| ••xmavl p*wcr vho can bo cored by oar Magical Treatment whtci ir.tj- bo t aS;n athntoe under our direction! or wo trill pay K. K. faro and hotel bills for those w«o wish to ccrnn here. If we fall to cnre. \Ve hav» K fr«oprcacrlptlon&,freocnr«orC.OJ).fake. W» re »2JO,000 capital and guarantee to cure 8TCTT t»/K we treat or refond cTcry dollar yon pay us, or <e«m*y be dcpoeltcd la any txak to bo paid M •axi» a cure l« f.ffectod. TFrlte for full parncolan. •TATJB MKDICAX oo.. o™»n«, N**. LODD POISON If you aan taken >ner> and Kill har« aches aa4 VI. HIS FUTURE MOTHER-IN-LAW. All was not constancy serene among the Zeniths after that tea table exchange of compliments. Miss Stella had on her hands a war demanding as great skill in state craft and as able generalship^£s that in which the north and the south were engaged. She was without a single ally in the family and had to contend with terrible odds in numbers. Both Captain Zenith and Miss Carrie were lovers of peace; but that was against Miss St*lla since their peace depended oa their espousal of the cause o! Mollie and Mrs. Zenith, If l»ft to themsel.ves they would not have opposed her; but they atood in too great awe of Mollie to withhold their ce;nsure. Miss Stella was finally instructed to deny the adjutant her company; the injunction was disregarded. Intimidation was tried; failure was so emphatic rnai tne ernKi DKcame nuicaious. Restraint was attempted; the attempt was wofully futile. Of this warfare the adjutant was, of course, wholly ignorant. Miss Stella had told him that the engagement was distasteful to her family because of her own lack of y«ars. He regarded the engagement as a long one and looked upon that objection as a very trifling matter, not at all disquieting. He had no expectation that objections would be submitted to him until he should ask Captain Zenith for the hand of Miss Stella. He did' not anticipate ;nterference until it should be proposed to consummate the engagement by an early marriage. He had no i{*ten^on to submit that petition till he Jound himself ready to marry. For :hese reasons the opposition to the en- agement was not a serious affair in lis mind. He was enlightened somewhat through Miss Zenith. One afternoon IB called and was met at the doot by .hat young lady, who, to his inquiry lor Miss Stella, answered: 'Stella is not in this afternoon; in- Jeed, we do not expect her to> return Before to-morrow." Is she out of town? I certainly understood from her that she would be at home all this afternoon?" "Probably she forgot the engagement; possibly she changed Sier mind. She went out with Gussie Groves, say- ,ng that she would remain with her .ill to-morrow." The adjutant stood on the steps mediating. He was disappointed, puzzled, annoyed. Miss Zenith stood two steps above him, pleased by his very evident discomfiture, and hoping that le would not linger too long, fearing possible accidents. The accident happened. It, waa announced by the voice of Miss Stella, who, leaning over the balcony above them, said: "Why, Mollie! Step in, adjutant, I &m coming down at once." Miss Zenith was in a quandary. Should she risk an open encounter then and there with her sister and at the same time insult the adjutant? Siie would rather esmpe the latter. She fully realized the probability of defeat if she brought on an engagement when her sister 'had the prestence of her lover to stimulate her resolution to conquer. Under such conditions sh« would be more than ever formidable. Miss Zenith having hastily determined upon her course, showed the adjutant in and than appealed to Mrs. Zenith to act at once. Mrs. Zenith, consented to act, but put off action, until the next day. The next day, still urged on by Miss Zenith, Mrs. Zenith, entered the parlor while Miss Stlla and the adjutant were there planning for an evening ride, and without circumlocution addressed herself to the task she had assumed. "Lieutenant Jaquese, your friendship is very agreeable to us; all of us appreciate the honor you confer upon family by your friendship. You i&ve our highest esteem; our greatest respect. Therefor* I hope that you will not misinterpret my motives; but as a mother of girls I feel myself compelled to suggest a caution which, with only your youth to guide you, you may not rightly appreciate.' A high regard for yourself, a motherly regard for Stella, a proper regard for usages of society, all impel me to say that it will be bet- :er if you are somewhat less marked and particular in your attentions to Stella. She is but a child and altogether too young to know her own mind." "I am flattered by your personal commendations: yet I am at a loss to determine precisely what it is you wish? Whether I am forbidden the premises or required to hereafter ignore the existence of Miss Stella?" "Neither. I said truly mat tha tiendsllip you manifest for us is grat- fying. But it is desirable that it be general and not so marked for Stella. She is but a ehild and I simply desire .hat you recognize and remember that lact." "My dear Mrs. Zenith, I entertain no thought that threatens her happiness." "Because of her extrem-s youth w« do not wish an especial intimacy to grow up between you. If It were on« of her elder sisters it would b« a different matter." "Very different. I respect and admire them. Miss Stella I admire and ove: and intend to some day had not designed to speak to you tills subject until *M.j, at ' i» we are refcdy to '~ a ace; but what n -ir you nav«, M«n so hasty as to contract any such engagement you will now consider it dissolved. We cannot assent to it now; we cannot permit it to continue. If, in four or five years, both of you are inclined to renew the engagement, we will interpose no objection, so far as I know at present. In the meantime, no engagement or obligation exists between you." "Unless .some reason more potent than her youth is given for the determination of our engagement, I must still and ever regard myself as her affianced husband. If she desires th« contract to terminate that wholly changes the case and however much I may suffer, I can only submit." "When I promised to become your wife, dear Homer, I d.id so as a woman, not as a child. I did so rationally, fully realizing the importance and seriousness of the step to both you and me. I b*lieved that you coula make me happy all my life; that I cannot be happy without you. I. believed that I could make you happy all your life; that you cannot be happy without me. I shall not allow any one upon the earth, buve you, to annul that promise. Ma, I left the nursery long ago. There is not in Min«rsvale another girl, though she be three times my age, who is more competent to de'cide for herself in important matters than I am. I always know my own mind upon all things. -I thoroughly understand myself now. I nope that you understand me too." "I wrill. permit neither my child nor a stranger to disregard or defy my desire in such a matter as this. Mr. Jaquese this childish engagement must ] be broken off unreservedly and at once —on the instant — or your visits here must cease." "Then my visits cease, of course. I am engaged to your daughter and ir we both live I shall be ready to consummate that engagement. It wa.° our intention to defer our marriage until the war ended; but if, to protect her, it be necessary, I am refidy to marry at any time— at once. We intend to marry. I presume that you know your daughter sufficiently well to realize that as long as we are mutually and equally determined, any efforts to prevent our union will inevitably be futile." "You need have no apprehensions that she will require protection against us by you ox any one else; she will be subjected to no indignations and to no restraints to which she can object; but for the present your foolish engagement is terminated," The adjutant made no reply to Mrs. Zenith, but to Miss Stella he said: "I will see you at any time and at any place you may designate and we will then talk this matter over, after deliberating in the meantime. We owe profound respact to the wishes of your parents; but we should not lose sight of the duty we also owe to each other. Parents may err as often and as seriously as their mature children." 'Very well. Meet me at Morton's to-morrow at four o'clock." Mother and daughter accompanied the visitor to the door and he departed without further adieus. VII. HER TREACHEROUS. FRIEND. The parties to that tripartite interview were very differently a.ffoeted by its immediate results. To the adjutant it was both a humiliating surprise and a wounding puzzle. Despite the assurance of Mrs. Zenith he felt that the objections to the engagement were due at least in some measi'.re to distrust of himself. After serious thought he determined to wed at once lest the family influence should over-weigh the present wish of Miss Stella. He had no doubt that she wo'uld now consent to elope. Miss Stella was quite satisfied that the scene had occurred. It dispelled any little doubt she might theretofore have entertained as to the firmness of her hold upon th« adjutant or her ability to control him. It was, too, a very substantial victory for her in the family warfare »o strongly waged against her. Better than all «lse, she saw that the result would be her speedy marriage. Mrs. Zenith was greatly unsettled by It and entirely dissatisfied with its results. To her it was evident that she had utterly failed to separate the two. In_ fact it was cl«ar that she had only made matters worse. She did not doubt that Miss Stella would elop« rather than submit to coercion, and the bare idea of such a possibility distr«*««d and horrified her. That was precisely what so*e of the Gossips and Chi«f« of the Scandal Bureau had predicted; what they unanimously and devoutly hoped for. Such a catastrophe would be Insupportable. The more she thought about it the mor« sincerely sh* r«p«nt«d h«r precipitancy. How to prevent the elopement that she felt wng impending was the disturbing question upon which she now called Mi«s Z»nith to consult. The consultation resulted In nothing satisfactory until it was interruDted hy the entrance of Miss Letson, a friend residing at Barton. To her they confided their dilemma, desiring her advice. She suggested that time was important; that if Miss Stella could be prevented from meeting or communicating with the adjutant for a day or two. satisfactory means might be devised for effecting their object- After much consideration it was agreed that Miss Stella should be induced to accompany Miss Letson to Barton with the understanding that she should return by the noon train the following day, her return at that time to be by some meane frustrated by Miss Letso-c, so that the appointed meeting fix«d 'for ti»» afternoon must fail Miss Stella cam« in and when Miss Letson proposed 'th« viait Miss Zenith that she might not be sus,pected of collusion, opposed the suggestion and urged her mother not to approve it, However, the invitation was accepted. and in three hours from the time she saw her lover walk down to her father's gate Miss Stella •waa in Barton, twenty miles from him. The visit was a pleasant o»e, and Miss Stella th»nght it a fortunate 'Circumstance, as it would obviate any trouble si« might otherwise have en- in keeping her appointment t at the Morion's. thitier directly h«r arrival at HI- wfa«» SteJU iwofce Miss i-ecs ja was up ar.o reacting. She looked at her watch and found that it was stopr-ed. See was much surprised, being unable to account for its failure as ?he l;new it to be in .good order and see cev.r forgot to wind it. She glax.c-ed RI the dock oa tsi« mantel and regulauos her watcb by that, started it. The wa,n;h teail been stopped by Hiss I,£;scn, who had also turned the clock b. j .ck. The Letscn residence was but a block from the station and it was easy to reach the train if one started as tha train pulled in. The morning was pleasant and the youns ladies spent the greater part of it in the yard. Looking at her watch Miss Stella climbed out of a hammock in which she was lazily swinging and said: "It is nearly time for the train. I must get ready tc go." "Stella. dr> wait rill to-morrow." "Nut for the worM. this time." "You are too buu; you don't care a 'lit for me; it's so pokey here alone. Do stop?" "I think a great deal of you, dear, but I would not stay till to-morrow for all of Barton." "But why not? Tt's just a nasty little notion of yours; you art; always so headstrong when you set out to do anything. Please atop over?" "I would stay if 1 might; but it is impossible; it is not a whim; I would not miss that train for all of the great fortunes of all the millionaires of the world, past and cresset." Before she reached the door the train appeared at the st.tion and she realized that her wat b was inaccurate. She did not heart: le. but started toward the station, saying to Miss Letijon: "Oh, dear! 1 must not mtss that train! I will send for my wraps again. You can say good-bye to your folks for :»e. Come along, hurry!" She hurried alor.s *t such rapid gait that Miss Letaon could not keep up with her. Reaching the ticKet window iihe called for a ticket to MiftersvaJe nod thrust her har.d into her pocket. Her purse was missing! The engine bell rang; the engine gave two short, nhrill shrieks and the conductor cried: "All aboard!" The «a;«nt lrw>y»<l out through bis nrtre' sijuKrT'TWHasw,' Tma-ap -osr o ot blue and white pasteboard and said: "Elfhty o»nta, please? You'd bettw hurry, MiM, th« train is moving; it ii twenty minutes late." "Oh, dear! I have left my purse al Mr. Letion's! Let me have the ticket and as soon as I get home I trill tele •graph to them to let you have the prio* of it? I am Stella Zenith of Mi- nersvale; my father is Captain Ewao. Zenith." " 'Gain«t the rules! Very sorry to deny you so small a favor; but I can't oblige you. 'Nother train to-morrow, you know." "But I have an engagement at home that I must keep this evening." "Don't see how you can, Miss; train.'* gone!" She was defeated. Not outgeneraled, but betrayed. She was beaten only by treachery and theft VIII. UPON THE BLEAK HILLSIDE. When Miss Stella walked out of the station, an-d met Miss Letson on the platform she did not recognize'her, for her own eyes were filled with tears that shut off her sight. She heard the rumble and clatter of the departing train but she could not see it. Miss Letson was moved by her distress and did not trust herself to say more than: "I'm so sorry, dear." Miss Stella did not answer and they returned to the house in silence. Search was made for the purse, but as Miss Letson's pocket was overlooked it was not recovered. Miss Stella was determined to set out for home in a buggy or on horseback, but the one livery stable in town had not a horse left in its stalls and the two young ladies visited every person in the village who was the owner of a horse and not one could be secured. With one consent the p<»ple all made excuses and the effort to procure either horse or conveyance proved fruitless. Miss Stella announced her purpose to go home on foot. Every argument wa* used to dissuade her but she refused to liste-a to their arguments or to regard their pleas. It was nearly three o'clock when :hey returned to the Letson home at :he conclusion of their search for a icrae. Lunch was awaiting them and :hey were very tired. They went to the table but Miss Stella had no appetite and found the bare thought of food repulsive. Still, she ate something, realizing that for the journey she was ;o undertake she would require all her strength. "I cannot eat," she said, "I will taJce with me a little of this frnit, if you please; I have no doubt that I shall •equire something long before I reach lome." "Do be persuaded to wait till to-morrow." Miss Letson pleaded again, be- ng thoroughly sorry for her treachery, now that, she saw its results. 'It is of no use to^ urge me; I would not remain till to-morrow for all the wealth m the world." "But you will kill yourself if you undertake to walk all the way to Mi- nersvale this afternoon. It will be dark before you reach there; you will die on the way. Do listen to reason, Italia!" "I don't want to listen to reason.. I will not listen to reason or to anything else that you may urge against my determination. I shall not kill my,elf and I shall not die on the way. I must reach Minersvale to-night." "Tou ar<» too determined!" "I have sji engagement for this afternoon which I could not, upon any i&nsideration be induced to forego." "The engagement will be broken he- ore you get five miles on your way." "The attempt to fulfill it -will absolve, me. Besides, I know -where to reach him. and I shall send a message immediately upon my arrival," Ske bade her hostess good-bye and started upon her long walk. The road ay over unimproved kills, Tbarren of trees, thick nith brush. It is a desolate country, the dreariness of which is unrelieved by farms or habitation*, save a few wretcfced hut* at loan; an4 Irregular latei-mls. From tile inire- Iti DM (be road ww than lit- an* fiywar ana as tner« ware-many aivtrj- Icg „ converging *td intersecting bjr- ways it was »ot always easy to determine which to follow. Before half her jourcey was accomplished darkness fell upon her and walking became greatly more laborious and fatiguing: for the road wag stony and rough and seamed wita .gullies cut by the waters of many showers and it was^bard to travel even in the daytime. ""The night sounds .became to her terrifying noises. In the whirr of an occasional nocturnal bird there was something that she found full of horror. A ?in of less determination would have fainted a score of times. It was only by resolute exercise oi her mental command of herself chat she conquered her terror. Often u'cfamiiiar. unexpected sounds startled her: she grew faint, her limbs grew weak, and, irernbling. Almost refused. Lo support her: her heart would give one great bound, then cease to beat and her throat would swell and tne swelling muscles choke her; her breath would coine in gasps, irregularly, and scarcely reach the upper chambers of her lungs. At such times she would stop and stand as rigid as a statue until she conquered har alarms. She stumbled over roots and sticks and stones and into sullies and holes until she was bruised and sore and almost forced to sit down and give up in despair to her weakness and terror. At length, unable to fully restrain her emotions, she fait tears flow over her face, so hot and scalding that she found herself wondering if they were burning their channels down her cheeks; and she felt for the gcarg with her trembling fingers. The road became more and more o-h- scure and at length she realized that she had followed a lateral branch and was lost. Without the faintest idea how far she was astray she turned about and retraced her steps, hoping that she had not gone far from the main road. She was sure that she had recovered a mile of the lost way and yet she had not found the main road. Disheartened, discouraged, she struggled on, suffering mentally and physically every Instant and every step. She was sure that she had covered another mile, and then she discovered that she WPS entirely off the road! Sae'sougKl la'evirr «r«eCT5irbuE WM unable to discover ev«n a path! Unable for a tlm« to continue th« struggle she oat down on a log over which she had fallen and gave herali up to sobs and the violence of her misery. After naif an hour her coa- rage revived; she was *>m«what reste<J and felt something stronger and again she sought for the road. She could no longer see the ground iufflciently to pick her steps. Her clothes were in ffhreds; her feet were bruised and torn, her limbs were wounded and sore and bleeding; »he was weak and lam« and at length her terror became so great that she scarcely knew any longer what she sought or why she toiled onward through the darkness. As she descended a hill she stepped into the burrow of some animal and fell to the ground with such violence that she was stunned by the shock and was at first unable to rise. When she was able to get up she found that she was severely and seriously injured. Her foot, ankle and limb were much swollen. The pain steadily increased. Her suffering became so intense that delirium ensued and kindly rendered her unconscious of her terrible con- ditiou. Alone, in the darkness of a moonless night, upon the bleak hillside, crippled, delirious, she saw, far off yonder, a light moving up and down, here and there, disappearing, reappearing and she sang in a soft, clear and steady voice, through the tones of which could be traced th« echoes of pain: "A mansion in heaven we see, "And a light in the window for th«e; "A mansion in heaven w« see, "And a light in the window for thee; "Then on, perseyerlngly on, brother, "Till from conflict and suffering free; "Bright angels now beckon you over • the stream— "There's a light in tJie window for thee, "A mansion in heaven we see, "And a light ia the window for thw; "A mansion in heaven we see, "And a light in the window for th**." SKI ON FIRE Skicto on &» with toiturtag, dlrtewria Itching, TMrniingybhtedinf, loaljr, «nd plMply humors, instantly i«Uc\cdl)y a w«m tatfr CDTICUKA <ointawnt),,tlw groat *kin CIB*. " and a full dose of tfcncciu. KKSOLVCXT. 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A committee has labored for months in the efforts to secure some central location at which all the lodges could meet and live in harmony and to unite all the local bodies in the plan, but itf ha* been unsuccessful. Louisiana has no uniform rank. The Rothbone monument is assuming- &ngible form and will soon be an accomplished fact. Why not give the question of » Pythian nonie a little thought M your next grand lodge convention? Knight* of Halt*. A few well known memljersof the order will receive commissions as organizer* from tbe supreme commander under tbe following conditions: Each organizer shall turaiih a bond for $1,000. He shall ininir to expense in the name of tbe new command unless directed by tt He ebiUl oon- Ine himself to the terxiMrr named in his commission. The fee can be made at nigh tbe judgment of tbe organizer may dictate. Th« new Pm., •taxied tor roll. Pr/moatfe, 'Won iMchw THE NEW WOMAN Pennyroyal Pills SAFE, SURE AND RELIABLE ciall Sure an* R«teM* Fem»l« box. 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