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MILEAGE BOOKS. Modified Features of The New Interchangeable Mileage Ticket. Mr E.A Ford. GeueraCPRSBenger Agent of tb e Pennsylvania and Varu.alU Lices -ends out the following lDforniat i 0nr Tp^enger modified feature? of the (Jcntral Passenger Ration's interchangeable one thousand ^c '^important modifications ***** n ,lo as to Biznlnirtho mileage strip and Issu- S t£ *xch«go ticket. 'Under the new ru o the owner of an interchangeable mileage his convenience and leisure the Imek of the COPYRIGHT. 1857. BY G-P. PUTMAMS neup pa?t of the mileage strip close 10 the >l.rt preceding detatchment., but it must be aiirned ^fth an iBdolible pencil c r>ltb ink, or it wll Tot be hono,c d ).a D a:eanlea,e his ticket h gUmed with the Agent upon bis arrival »t station, or send it to him by a messenger or by Se hotel porter, or in some other way and upon hiB return to the station ^d his ex change, ticket ready and his bairenge checked provided ho has made such an advance ar rantrOH-ent. Therefore there need be no more delay at the station or on the train in the use of the new thai there was in using the old form of m'lewe ticket, which latter form was good only over the as stem of roads, while the ••interchaogcablo" is good over forty. The old form of exchange tLcSot is valid for continuous passage only on a certain train and date while the new or modified form will be good'on uny train, (except the "Limited") on either the date of issue or the day following. This new form has been simplified to render it easy ol issue and to bettor accommodate tra«ae™,w.d the hindrances which accompanied tlie old form will therefore be. in the early future, entirely obliterated. Interline tickets from points on one Railway to points on another, via through car lines and via junctions where connections are close and there aro no transfers, are beta* prepared as fastasrosiible. These t.iok»ts will be issued in exchange for coupons from the intercnange- able Mileage tioket.and baggage will Checked through. H convenience which oouldnot be enjoyed by the use of the old.form of mileage The modifications above alluded to have been approved by the Mileage Ticket Bureau of the Central Passenger Association, and will bo in effect on or before December 1st, or 1u8t 88 soon us the new forms of exchange and im- terllne tickets can to printed and distributed am»np i.ne thousands of agencies of the forty differed railway companies over whose lin«s tue tickets are honored, and some Agents of the Pennsylvania Lines hare been already supplied with them. It is believed that ihese amendments to a plan which is ready successful sad popular, will place the new interchangeable mileage ticket beyond the reach of reasonable criticism. _ ^^^ 1898 JANUARY. 1898 i"H U>TER T— Fifteen vears opening of the story John in a plac- called l^ee. before the "*» £ e Hampshire. in a plac- cale ^ee. in . lifha little flrl 8 yoars old, Vinpnw the dYmirnternfhisd'>ce sed sister. He bad a ha 'been left at school, but ran away opening of the story a perw bethefnissingsonof John Lewis s room will tw body. His death occurs -imultaneouslr wit/i t>,« Mrrival or the man who claims to be his snn l -M° BarnTs. the celebrated detective, an" Yom Burr «. another detpeuvc take up the cane stronitly. suspecting \ irjrinia a* ine 8 Thej leiter to one Willie Everly. who posts it. Barnes Seeps his eye or, it. gets , — S ,on of it and thus learns the whereabouts or waiter Marvel. 1 1 Su. T 9 16 !23 30 Mo. 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Her environment had undoubtedly affected her character to the extent that outwardly she moved, spoke and acted like her neighbors. But there waa a certain suppressed emotion, always distinguishable, however well controlled, that bespoke a birthplace in a warmer clime. However mildly she might address her friends, and there were few of gentler speech, the slightest antago •|ism betrayed by any one present would lie met with an instantaneous answering flash of her lustrous dark eyes which betokened danger if the subject were pursued. Not one, not even those most dear to her, had the courage to take liberties of conversation or of act with Virginia Lewis. Nevertheless, .she was the best beloved and most popular young woman in the township. Half the young men the country round w«-c her admirers, ready to become obedient servitors in exchange for a friendly nod. Barer still, she had no enemies amon- the women folk. She was not beautiful, yet by many called so. I think this was because of the marvel r«E her eyes, which, alway brilliant and ever restlessly moving, as , though to absorb all about her, attracted with u fascination or magnetism which none resisted. It was no wonder that the rays of genuine intelligence shed by those orbs should have been mistaken for beauty, for, after all, it is expressiveness rather than symmetry of lineament which men most admire in a woman. When at rest, there were hard, set lines about the mouth which, to the physiognomist, unmistakably proclaimed her possession of that excessive will power and dogged persistence which Squire Olney had truly mentioned as characteristic traits. Mr. Barnes had said that he would not expect to surprise her again into a betrayal of herself or her purposes, and in this he showed a keen perception. She had been very much startled by the abrupt entrance of the two men and their subsequent announcement that they were detectives. She noticed that Mr. Barnes had kept the empty cartridge shell which had dropped from her lap, but in the moment of her surprise she ha,d not, time to decide upon the best course consistent with whatever purpose she was bent upon accomplishing. When they left her, she sat down and meditated for some time. Presently she arose, and it was evident that her plan had been formulated. She took the pistol from the cabinet, where Mr. Barnes; shrewdly guessed that it was. Whatever had been her reason for removing the shell which Mr. Barnes had taken it was plain that she now considered her purpose unattainable. Opening the drawer of her bureau, she took therefrom a small mahogany box, which she unlocked. In it were several pasteboard packages of ball cartridges. One, however, contained shells which had been exploded. She next withdrew a cartridge from the pistol, and in its stead inserted an empty shell, being careful to see that the hammer exactly rested upon the indentation in the rim. Thus it is evident that if she had removed from this pistol the empty shell |i which Mr. Barnes had picked up she must have reloaded the weapon prior to his entrance. Now she was restoring it to its original condition. She threw the pistol on the bed, as though desirous that it should be readily found. Next she opened a drawer of the cabinet acd took out two pieces of folded paper. One of these was a duplicate of that found by the detectives, bearing the words, "If I am dead in the morning, my murderer is ," except that, as Mr. Barnes had guessed, this one Ibore a name, the sentence being completed. Virginia scrutinized this for some moments, sighed deeply and refolded it The other was also a half sheet: and bore a few lines addressed to herself. She read this several times and then folded it also, placing both papers in hsir dress. Approaching the door which cominti- nicated with the parlor, she listened at- for a lew inom.«ite and_th«e entered that apartment, which was empty, the detectives, by this time, having gone ont ipon the lawn. Peeping from the window, careful that she herself should be bidden from sight by the curtains, she saw Mr. Barnes and Burrows near the summer house. She watched them until they were again approaching the house, whereupon she eturned to her own room. Here she remained till the detectives had made the map of the grounds and again sallied orth toward the river. This time she atched them from the window of her Dwn room and realized from their ac- ions that they were studying the footprints between the house and the river. 3he also saw them get in the boat and ross the river. Once more she entered the parlor. One would think from her repeated vises to the place where lay the dead body hat it had some fascination for her. As | hough, indeed, this were the case, she ventstraight to \vhcre it lay and, bend- ng down, gazed at it intently. Especial- [y'did she look upon the disfigured face. Finally she turned her attention to the hand and examined a ring on one finger. This seemed to satisfy her. In rising she stepped on the hem of her dress and fell to her knees, striking against the corpse, which was thus slightly turned over. This action brought into view the other hand, which before had been under the body. She shuddered as she jumped up, and then, noticing that the fist was doubled up tight, her curiosity was aroused, and she determined to investigate further. She endeavored to open the fingers, and, though they were tightly clinched, she at length succeeded in"relaxing two. This enabled her not only to see that there waa something within the dead man's grasp, but also to withdraw it This done, she evidently had enough of the company of the corpse, for she hurried to the next room and hastily closed the door after her. She then examined the article which she had just obtained and found it to be a small gold locket. Opening it, she saw thai; it contained a miniature of herself which had been made when she was yet a child. She was evidently disturbed at the discovery, for she gazed at it long and earnestly. Perhaps her conscience troubled her, and the thought came to her that even at the moment when he was killed her uncle had just been looking at this picture of herself, thinking tif the time when, a young and attractive child, she had been bis idol, and then of the past week, when, before all their friends, they had antagonized their wills. She threw herself on the oed, buried her face in her hands, and for some minutes she sobbed like one in dire distress. Presently, rising from her recumbent position, controlling her emotions by an effort of will, she first hid the locket in her dress, as she had done with the letters, and then bathed her face and went to the window. She looked toward the summer house, hut saw nothing of the detectives. Turning, she hurriedly put on her hat, arranged her toilet and started out from the house in the direction of the postoffice. Note the Centerpiece. First National Bank CAPITAL 1250,000 A, J. ilURDOCK, PRBSEDEHT, W. W. ROSS, CASHTBB, J. F. BHOOKMEYER, DIRECTORS: A.J. Murdoch, W. H. Bringhurtt. Deanl* CM. a. S. Rice, B. F, Yantis. I K. aanrood. W, T. Wilson. Banking in all its aud carefully done. Safety to Customers noeght for. Strong Beseirve Fund Maintained. Department* promptly and stockholder It does the work just right every time. That's why all the leading teachers of cookery use and recommend it. "Murdered! .Mil. God, this She thought that she had avoided the observation of the detectives, but in this, as she herself subsequently sus pected, she was mistaken. Beaching the bridge, she noticed the boat, and as she had last seen the two men entering it she concluded that they were now in she vicinity, though she did not yet guess that they had followed her. As she passed the saloon, however, she caught a glimpse of Burrows, and as he immediately withdrew, so as to hide himself from her view, she at once de- sided that he was there to watch her movements. Thus she was compelled to abandon her project of mailing' the letter herself, which had been her object in coming out. She went on to the house of the Mnrvels. Being on terms of closest intimacy with the inmates, she unceremoniously entered without knocking and went into the parlor. Here, seated in front of a rousing log fire, she found Mrs. Marvel, busily engaged with some knitting and evidently ignorant of the fact that at that very time grave suspicions were entertained against her son. The old ladv politely rose and welcomed her visitor, but Virginia, without accepting her invitation to be seated, at once inquired for her daughter Alice. "Alica is not out of bed yet," said the mother. "She sent me a message at breakfast time that she had a. headacht *nd preferred 'to sleep. But you can go np to her room if you wish. I guess she is not seriously ill." She smiled, well knowing that her daughter was fond of her morning nap, and that "a headache" was often a convenient excuse. Virginia at once went in search of her friend. Ascending one flight of stairs, she entered Alice Marvel's beflroom. Alice was in bed, but not .asleep. On the contrary, she seemed very wide awake, although completely absorbed •with her thoughts. A moment's description of this young lady may not be amiss. Though, like Virginia, a brunette, she was nevertheless totally different in appearance, ler friends called her nrettv,. ai)d the errn was applicable, for though slip oossessed a charming face she could be called neither handsome nor beautiful. Small, well chiseled features, a rosy, pert little mouth, piercing black eyes, hestnut browu hair and a clear complexion with considerable color, thesa vere the salient points in her favor. In stature she was petite. But it was her manner more than her physical charms that was her chief attraction. Vivacious, impetuous, with powerful emo- ;ions, loving and hating with a degree of intensity foreign to the American born, it was easy to detect that Alica Marvel had French blood in her veins. Her father had chosen his bride in Paris and continued his residence in that city until Alice was 15. Then he returned to America with his family, which included Walter, who was two years older than his sister, and immediately thereafter settled in Lee. Thus Alice was now in her twenty-fifth year. Startled from her meditations by the abrupt entrance of her friend, Alice stared at her a moment in silence and then suddenly exclaimed: ''Is he dead?" "Is who dead?" asked Virginia, amazed at the question. "Your uncle, Mr. Lewis," replied Alice, at which Virginia was so bewildered that she stood speechless. Knowing that the fact of her uncle's death had been so recently discovered and also that Alice had not left her own room, Virginia was at a loss to understand how she had become aware of the true state of affairs. It occurred to her that perhaps, after all, the maidservant had informed Alice, but in that case it should have been known also by Mrs. Marvel, whereas that lady had acted in a way which precluded the supposition that the news had reached her ears. Recovering somewhat from the first effects of her surprise, she asked: "How did yon know that he is dead?" Alice started at this question, and then, as though awakening from a dream, replied: "I don't know what I have been saying. I think I was dreaming when vou came in and—and—and I must have continued aloud what was passing through my mind," "Your dream, then, is wonderfully near the truth, for my uncle was found dead this morning, and he has undoubtedly been murdered." "Murdered! My God, this is fright- full" With a convulsive tremor, which passed over her whole frame, Alice lay back and buried her face in her pillow. Virginia gazed at her, not knowing how to construe her agitation. A moment later Alice, with one bound, leaped from the bed and, rushing up to Virginia, exclaimed excitedly: ' 'You say he was murdered. How do you know it? Who can prove it? Did any one see it? Who did it? Who did it, I say? Tell me"— "Hnshl Do you know what you are saving? if any one heard you, it -would be suspected"— " What would be suspected? What is suspected? Tell me! I must know! I will know 1 I"— "Silence! Are yon still in a dream? You must stop this wild language. Stop itV Btop it instantly!" Taking Alice by ths shoulders, she shook her, and by her words and manner Virginia at length subdued somewhat the intensity of her friend'* excitement Then occox- i«tl ae'ihevftaTJIe reaction. "Alice tnrtr» herself on the bed and abandoned herself to a wild paroxysm of tears. Virginia endeavored to calm and soothe her, hut for a lone time her attentions only aggravated the hysterical sobbing. After awhile, however, the became more quiet, and Virginia sought uu explanation. "Now, Alice, "said she, "you must tell me bow you knew that my uncle is dead." "Hush! I cannot tell you. I cannot. I cannot." "But you must. Evidently you know something about this, and you must tell me." "It is impossible." "Can you not trust me? Come. Alice, you must be reasonable. We are wasting time that is most precious. Do you know who is or will be suspected of this crime?" "Do you kuow:f«?hen tell me!" said Alice in feverish anxiety. "Listen. There are two detectives"— "What! Already?" interrupted Alice in a terrified voice. "And yoa say they suspect some one?'' "Alice, yon, too, suspect some one. Who is it? If you and the detectives suspect the same man, J will help to shield him. You'know that. " "Him? Whom do yoa mean?" Now it seemed that Alice was puzzled. " Whom do I mean? Who was it that quarreled with my uncle? Who was it that threatened to kill him?" "My God, you mean ray brother!" Alice sank in a chair and sat staring like one in a, trance. Finally, by a great effort, she aroused herself and seemed to regain her self possession. "Virginia, you must think me out of my mind to have acted as I have, tint 1 have had a terrible night. In my dreams I have seen your uncle murdered in a thousand fantastic ways. Therefore it is not strange that when you startled me I should have addressed you as I did. It was a.tremendous shock to have you announce that all which rny imagination had pictured was really true.'" "Undoubtedly, Alice, but it ia a strange coincidence that you should have had such dreams. What were you thinking of when you retired that my uncle should have been so conspicuously in your thoughts?" "I was thinking of him. But I will tell you the truth at once." "Stop a moment. I will listen toyonr story aSter awhile. It is of vital importance that no more time should be lost in warning Walter of the danger which threatens him. " "Yes, but how will you do it? Do you know where he is?'" "He is in Portsmouth by this time, I hope. He will expect a letter from roe tomorrow morning. I came out to post it, but I am certain that I am watcaed by the detectives. 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