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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 6

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MILEAGE BOOKS. Modified Features of The New Interchangeable Mileage Ticket. Mr E.A. Ford, GenertCPafBenger Agem of the Pennsylvania and Vaodali* Lines, -ends out the followinK information rcf?ardlng the modified features of the Central Passenger As.toclatlon'8 interchangeable one thoasand Bile ticket: . The moat important modifications are In the rule as to siraing the miieaee strip and issu- k.« the exchange ticket. Cnder the new rule, the owner of an interchangeable mileage ticket ^ar. at his convenience and leisure sign his name upon the back of the widest part of the mllewro strip cloee to the last pre- crtingdetatchmonttbutit must be sisrned with an indelible pencil < r'.wltb ink. or it will not be honored). andVa.n leavo hie ticket thus Blimed with the Agent upon his arrival «t 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 change ticket ready and his baggage checked; provided he has made such an advance arrangement. Therefore there need be no more delay at the station or on the train in the use of the new than there was in using tho^ old form of mileage ticket, which latter form.was good only over the sj stem of roads, while the "interchangeable" Is good over forty. The Old form Of etohnnge ticket 18 valid for continuous passage only on a certain train and date while the new or modified form will be good'on any train, (excopt the -Limited"), on either the date of issue, or the day following. This new form has been simplified to render it easy of issue and to batter accommodate travelers, and the hindrances which accompanied the old form will therefore be, in the early future, entirely obllberatod. Interline tickets from points on one Railway to points on another, via through car lines and vlft junctions where connections are close and there are no transfers, are being prepared as fastaspouiible. These tick-is will bo Issued in exchange for coupons from the intercnange- 8 ble mileage tioketaa* baggage will be checked tfcrough, H convenience which could not be enjoyed by the use of the oldiform of mileage ticket The modifications above alluded to have been approved by the Mileage Ticket Bureau of the Cemral Passenger Association, and will be In effect on or before December 1st. or lust as soon as the new forms of exchange and interline tickets can be printed and distributed among the thousands of agencies of the forty different railway companies over whose lines the tickets are honored, and some Agents of the Pennsylvania Lines have been already supplied with them. It la believed that ihese amendments to a plan which is ready successful and popular, will place the new interchangeable mileage ticket beyond the reaoh of reasonable criticism. >&]GUESOTT9LENGUI] ^*- n . _ __ «... tnTtf-r tki ^rjnijtt t-n- i AN ARTIST IN CRIME., ETC. COPYRIGHT. 1897. BY G.O. PUTM9M& SON*. GHAPrEB T-Fifteen years before the —^ ar^MSvS-F-g s^r t ^%tde flc /^%f-,^e D U3 on-i wr.o ha' been left at school, but ran away and shipped for Cfllai. Five years »:fter Lewis went to toe a family named Marvel also settled -here, Your,,? Marvel mnt and foved Virginia Lewis, Alice. Marvel. Walter's and Harry Lucas also met and were Bideratile satisfaction Mr. Barnes saw him presently emerge again and immediately turn liis horse's head homeward, thus showing; that bis sole errand to the town had been to post the letter. As soon as; Everly was out of sight Mr. Barnes removed bis disguise and, making a bundle of the overalls, in >• Su. 2 9 16 23 80 Mo. 3 10 17 24 31 Tu. 4 11 18 25 We. T 12 19 26 m T 13 20 27 Fr. r? ; 14 21 28 REGULATOR WILL CURE . •. * ALL COHPLAINTS AND DISEASES OP THE Liver, Kidney AND Urinary Organs Biliousness, Jaundice, Headache, Constipation, Pains in the Side or Back, Sour Stomach, Dynpepaia, Liver Complaint, Catarrh of the Bladder, Irritation or Inflammation of tbe Bladder, Female Weakness, Gn\vel, Diabetes, Dropsy, Briefc Dust Deposits, iu fact all diseases arising from Liver or Kidney dis- orderj. Price, $1.00 [table Go. HEW YORK, M. 1 be"tbe mrssinVson of ~Jobn Unrli' arri w at Lee Walter Marvel proposes for Virginia.8 hand to her uncle, who refuses, tellimf him fhat his uncle "-hose name he Dears was a vmainandaconviot. Young-Marvei draws a uistol and shoots at Lewi*, but his aim is diverted by Virginia. 800-1 after Lowis is found dead in Ms room wlfi two bullet liOies in his body. His death occurs .imultarieously witn thBRrrivaLof the man who claims to be his son T-M° Barnes, the celebrated detective, and Tom Burr we. another detective, take up the case stronirly. suspeciiiw Virginia a* the criminal. Ill-They examine the pro nds about .be bouse where tbe murder la oom- mitt, d and find foot prints of a man and woman the woman's foot prints strengthens X suspicions of Viretnia. They also find two mstols, one marked "Virginia Lewis, the other marked "4lice Man-el • -Virginia writes a letter and oroes away withjit,,. Barnes disguised, folio vs her. CHAPTEB IV. THE LETTER. When Mr. Barnes reached the road, he started on a ran, for he was anxious to overtake Virginia Lewis before she should discover that she was watched by Burrows. After what he had just learned, he very much doubted whether his young assistant would he ablci to circumvent this shrewd girl. It is not as easy to shadow a person along a lonely country road as it might he in a city, where the crowded streets offer ready opportunities for hiding. As Virginia had only a few minutes start of the detective and walked at a moderate gait, Mr. Barnes caught sight of her just as she began to cross the bridge. As she passed over it he noted that she was attracted hy something, for she stopped, looked over the rail and then around her in every direction. Mr. Barnes was glad that he had found a chance to, assume some sort of disguise, as there was no way of avoiding her gaze. In a moment she went on, and when he reached the bridge he saw at once what tad aroused her caution. It was the sight of her own boat, which Burrows had used to reach the place. As she knew to at she had left it up the stream tbe night before, its presence at this landing must have been sufficient to indicate to her that she was being followed, for she had evidently chosen the -time for her errand when she knew the detectives had gone off exploring near the river bank. It was easy for her to guess that her departure from the farm had been observed and thai; her own boat h:id brought a spy after her. Mr. Barnes was disappointed that she should have thus been placed upon her guard. She would now almost certainly not post her letter at the office. She walked on about 100 yards beyond the bridge, and from the alert glances which she cast abont her it was plain that she was looking for the detective, of whose presence she felt assured. She passed the postoffice, and going a little farther entered a house on the opposite side of the road. Mr. Barnes did not follow, because there was nothing to be gained. She was beyond his reach for ter of this thing when you know very we.'ll that he has not been in this neighborhood since the night of that party, when he and Lewis had. the spat"— • 'Spat? That's a niild way ter put it when he tried ter shoot the old man." The speaker was the man who had given the information about the snow. "But I guy, Everly, I don't exactly accuse for him, seein as how he threatened ter do this very thing." Well, what if he did? A threat •when a man 'is mad is; a very different thing from actually committing a murder. As to that, why, Lucas threatened him too." "Why, of course, I hope Marvel will come out all right. Hie's a fine fellow, and I like him. It's a lucky thing the squire had them detectives right on the spot. They'll clear up matters mighty qttick, I reckon." "Whatever they do, they won't find that Walter is in this ugly business. I. can prove that he was not in town any way." "How kin you do that?" Mr, Barnes became interested at once. "Why, I have a letter from him this morning from Epping." "Bosh! What does that amount ter? That's only five miles off." Mr, Barnes noticed that Everly spoke louder than was absolutely necessary, and as he glanced toward Burrows occasionally it seemed that his defense of his friend was in a measure meant for that detective's ears. At this point a lad entered and, approaching Everly, said: "Will, Miss Alice asks you if yon can go as far as New Market for her." "Tell her I'll be with her as soon as I can hitch up my horse. " As Everly started to go Mr. Barnes touched him on the arm and said: "Friend, if you are going to New Market I'll thank you to give me a lift if you would he so kind. It will save me a long walk." "Who are you?" Everly was suspi- i:ious of strangers. ' 'I live up on the Nottingham road and am going to New Market to try for work on the new factory they are building. J am a carpenter by trade." "All right," said Everly, after a little more hesitation; "look out for me as I come back, and I'll pick you up." As soon as he had gone Mr. Barnes took a notebook from his pocket and, tearing out a page, wrote as follows: DEAR TOM—It is of no xise. She saw the bout and has taken the alarm. I think she means to send the letter to the post at Market. If yon see me, remain in the wagon with Everly. You will know that this surmise on my part is correct. In that case I will take care of the letter. Tell no one where I have gone, >I LiJti iCttcri. j-t-^i «" \,"" •• «•-even though. I should not return for a Tat Ml* bj J. F. Owilao*, Bu»J*nm * I She stopped and looked over thr, rail. the present, and having seen him behind her msiy have entered a friend's house merely to observe him as he went by, bedug suspicions of strangeis. He therefore west into the saloon where he had met the squire that same morning. If Virginia was watching him, it would perhaps disarm her suspicion of him, since it was. a natural place whereat one dressed as he was might stop. Furthermore, bciiug near the postoffice, he could watch that place and se-e if she mailed her letter herself or by proxy, sending some one from where she was. He was scarcely within the doorway before he became aware of the presence of Tom Burrows, who was seated near the window and evidently watching the postoffice. Satisfied, therefore, that there was no immediate need for hi:tn to do so also, and noticing that the place was more than ordinarily crowded and thai: the inmates were iu deep conversation over some very absorbing topic, which he at once guessed must be the mn:rder, Mr. Barnes moved to the back of the store and mingled with the loungers there. Almost the first person whom he noticed, was Will Everly, the young man with whom he • had had the brief conversation in the earlier part of the day. He was slall stenchly defending his friend Marvel '1 tell yon, Harrison," be wasjay- ; it is wionjL.in sou to accuse day or two. Tell the squire to impanel his jury, turn the body over to a doctor for n post mortem and then adjourn until! get back. Meanwhile kci?p your eyes open. Watch T°uv.g Lewis: Remember ho is a stranger and should prove his identity beyond a doubt, especially if a will turns up drawn in his favor. Pump him all you am without his suspecting that you have a motive. BAKNES. Having written this note, the next thing to do was to give it to Burrows without arousing suspicion of collusion. It must be borne in mind that every one present knew that the man by the window was a detective, and, further, that Burro-ws had failed to recognize Mr. Barnes in his disguise. The latter went to the door and stood there a few minutes, whistling a tune that was a great favorite with Burrows. He kept this up until at length he attracted_his notice. As i;oon as this was accomplished, having his hack to the others, he slightly lift-ed his false beard, thus revealing his identity, and then held up the note. Sure then that Burrows understood him, he dropped into a chair, picked np a copy of the Boston Herald which lay there and pretended to read, until Everly at length appeared in the road. He then, simply laid the paper down, having hidden the note therein, and, joining Everly, was taken into the wagon. Thus nothing was left to Burrows but to possess himself of the newspaper and note, which he easily did. Keaching the honse into which Virginia bad gone, the horse was stopped, and Everly jumped out He started to aiter the pate leading to the dwelling, when the main door was opened, and a young woman, emerging therefrom, came down the gravel walk to meet him. She greeted him familiarly, and they stood conversing in low tones for a few moments. Mr. Barnes -watched them closely in his endeavor to see whether she intrusted a letter to his care. He did not actually detect her doing so, buc he saw br the motion of Everly's arm that he carefully placed something in the inner pocket of bis coat. Satisfied that this was the letter the superscription of which ha was so anxious to see, he determined to keep his seat and accompany Everly to New Market. On the road thither he attempted but little conversation, fearing to reveal his identity and thus destroy all hopes of success. As his companion seemed little inclined to talk, the trip, which occupied about three-quarters of an hour, was made in comparative silence. Arrived at Kew Market, he deemed it best to alight as soon as they reached the hotel. Entering, he posted himself so as to watch whither Everly should drive, and the latter, entirely unconscious as to whom ha had brought with him, went straight to tbe poetoffioe, sit- aated abojrt a^ block farther, " trusted it to the care of the hotel ckrk to be kept until he should call again. He then hurried over to the postoffice, where he asked for the postmaster. To this official he declared himself to be a detective and, stating that in his belief a letter had just been mailed to an important witness in a case which he wus investigating, received permission to examine the letters uncance^-d. This he proceeded to do, and at length he found the object of his search. He held m his hand a letter tbe contents of which be thought would throw considerable light on the mystery. He copied the address, which was as follows: "Walter Marvel, Esq., Portsmouth, N H. Keep till called for." Leaving lie office, Mr. Barnes hurried over to the railroad station, and purchasing ii ticket for Portsmouth was soon on his 'way thither. Arriving there that same evening, he lost no time - in proceeding to .call on the postmaster of the city, and, acquainting him with the nature of his business, easily arranged a plan whereby he l)0j?ei3. to discover Walter Marvel. As the man whom he was seeking was an entire stranger to him, it would be' impossible to recognize him. Therefore he determined to station himself at the 1 inquiry window aud arranged a signal whereby the clerk was to warn him when any one should ask for a letter for Walter Marvel. As, however, he was informed that the mail just in would not he ready for delivery until tbe following morning he went to a hotel aud retired for the night. The postoffice opened at 7 o'clock, and promptly at that hour Mr. Barnes commenced his vigil. He did not have Ms patience very sorely tried, for it was scarcely 8 o'clock when be received the signal from the postal clerk and saw the letter handed to a man at the window. Not knowing whether this was Marvel himself or merely some messenger, Mr. Barnes determined for the present simply to follow him, more especially as he did not break the seal of the letter, but after glancing at the address consigned it to his pocket. Leaving the building, i:he man proceeded to a small hotel, at a considerable distance from the postoffice and in the vicinity of the docks. Mr. Barnes concluded that it was little more than a sailors' boarding honse, and it puzzled him to guess why Marvel had chosen this place. Entering the door, which led in on a level with the street, the man seated himself on a chair and then, producing the letter, broke the seal and read. The act satisfied Mr. Barnes that Walter Marvel was before him, but it suited him still to spy awhile upon his movements, hoping thereby to learn something. Of course Marvel could not guess that the man standing in the door-way was a detective or that be was watched. Therefore he would act as his real intentions prompted him. He seemed wholly absorbed in the paper before him, which he read and reread a number of times, ending by crumpling it up in his hand and starting up from his chair. He stood gazing from the window awhile and then paced nervously up and down. This lasted some minutes, when he suddenly resumed his seat, took tbe crumpled letter from his pocket -where he had thrust it and carefully smoothed out the creases on his knee. He again read its contents over aud over. Suddenly, with a smothered ejaculation, he tore tbe letter into pieces and scattered them on the floor. Then ho spoke a few words to the hotel clerk and hurried np stairs. Mr. Barnes at once proceeded to collect the scattered fragments of the letter and., carefully placing them in ac envelope, consigned that to his wallec until such time as he might be able • to match the pieces together again. This Wadley's Falls, and"—Mr. Barnes paused to note the effect of bis words, but Marvel seemed turned to stone, he was so impassive—"willjon venture to guess who the -victim is?" "John Lewis!" said Marvel in a hoarse whisper. He dropped into a chair and buried his face in his hands. His trouble seemed so poignant that for some minntes Mr. Barnes could not find it in bis heart to disturb him. Finally, however, realizing that time was precious, be said: "Mr. Marvel, will you return with me to Lee?" ••Why should I?" answered Marvel, looking" up suddenly, aroused by the question. "Because it may be necessary for you to prove vour whereabouts on that night in order to disarm suspicion, and"— ' 'Do you mean to accuse me of this crime?" said Marvel vehemently. "I never make an accusation till I have positive proof," returned Mr. Barnes, "and that I have not in this case—at least not yet. I advise you to keep your temper and be guarded in what yon say, for your words maybe nsed against you." "You are insolent! How dare you speak to me in that way?" "Come, Mr. Marvel; time presses Will you accompany me peaceably?" "Do you nean as your prisoner?" ' 'No. Let us say as a witness." But at that word Marvel recoiled and seemed alarmed. All the anger departed from his voice as he said: "Have you a warrant for my arrest? Can you force me to go?" Mr. Barnes shook his head negatively, and Marvel heaved a sigh of relief as he muttered: "Then I will not go. I cannot. I cannot." Mr. Barnes was nonplused. He had counted on finding Marvel willing—nay, anxious—to return as scon as he should know that there was any possibility of his being implicated in the crime. But what was he TO do now that he refused to go back? He could not compel him without a warrant, and that he not only did not have, but could not procure bnfore the vessel would sail. He determined to try to induce the captain to delay starting, though with little hope of success, remembering how surly he had just shown himself. As he anticipated, the master declared that he would not change his plans. Seeing thai; nothing was to be accomplished in this way, Mr. Barnes sought the cabin, hoping even yet to persuade Marvel that his best course was to_accompany him, since if he were guilty he could not hope to escape extradition, which would be very simple, his destination being known, while if innocent it was his duty to return and assist in clearing up the matter, thus removing all doubt. He found Marvel sitting where he had left him, staring vacantly before him. He was so absorbed in thought that the detective -.vas obliged to touch THE. First National Bank JU«*a»»p«rt. CAPITAL ?250,000 .jtfURDOCK, PRBSEDBOT, W. W. ROSS, CASHIER,. J. F. 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I will go back with you." "You will go back with me?" Mr. Barnes was much surprised at this sudden change. Yes. I am sorry now that I refused Barnes following him. He directed his course toward tbe wharfs and finally walked to the end of one, where he went aboard a schooner lying there. By inquiring among tbe longshoremen the detective soon learned that this vessel, the Eclipse, was bound for the West Indies and was to sail immediately. Mr. Barces saw at once that it was now time to take active measures or he would lose his man after all. Boarding the vessel, be sought out the captain and explained to him what he wished to do. The master eeemed of a surly disposition and little inclined to render any assistance. He did not, indeed, refuse to let Mr. Barnes see Marvel, hut he positively declined to take any part in the matter himself. Descending to the cabin, almost the first individual whom he met was Marvel, and Mr. Barnes, approaching him, addressed him as follows: "Mr. Marvel, I believe?" "That is my name, but you are a stranger to me." "Mr. Marvel, I have a very unpleasant duty to perform and hope you will pardon me if I proceed at once to explain, as I fear that; the captain may sail at any minute." "You cannot explain too quickly to suit me," replied Marvel. "Mr. Marvel, how long is it since you leftWadley's Falls;" "Why do you ask?" ' 'Please answer me first, and I promise full e:splaiiation afterward." "That arrangement does not suit me. Yon are a stranger to me—I do not even know how it is that yon are acquainted with my name—and I therefore deny that you care any right to question me." "Mr. Marvel, I am a detective." "Well?" •'A. murder has been cxunm.itted at I at first I see that it is the best course to pursue. Yet I had reasons that seemed to me at tbe first moment of my surprise to be unanswerable and which led to my decision. I am now ready and anxious to accompany you." Mr. Barnes scrutinized Marvel closely to determine whether this were a genuine or an assumed manner. He was puzzled. "I am glad," said he, "that you will go peaceably. You save me a great deal of trouble. I would have taken you back, even though it had been necessary to get a warrant and follow you to sea in a tug. Then you would have boon under arrest. Kow, since yon offer no resistance, yon shall receive every consideration. I will take you back as a witness." "I will not go with you as a witness. I will submit to arrest, though you have no warrant, but if I go with you it must be as your prisoner." "As yon please. It matters not, so long as voa return." Mr. B'arnes and Marvel left Portsmouth on the first train available and reached Wadley's Falls the next morning. 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