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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 22

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MILEAGE BOOKS, Modified Features of The New Interchangeable Mileage Ticket. Mr. E.A. Ford. Generai;Paseenger Ag-eni of the Pennsylvania and Vandslla Lines, pends out the following information rewrding W modified features of the Central Pasaeneer Association's iDlcn.-bangeable one thouBEind mile tlckst: The moiit important mod locations are in the niioa8t08i«rDin(rtbomlleaEe itrip and issuing the exchange ticket. Under the new role, the owe ot an intercbuneeable mileige ticket roar, at his convenience and leisure, elen his name upon tho back of the widest part of the mileage strip close to the last pre- c«Jing dotatchment. ibut it must be sisnej with an indelible pencil t r>ith ink, or it will not be honoied), andlcan leave his tickot thus sl(rned with the AfrBiit upon his arrival »t a station, or eend it to him by a messenger or by the hotel porter, 01 in some other way. sad upon his return to. the station find his ex- chansre ticket ready and bis bagttage cliecltcd: provided he has a ado such an advance ar- rangenent. Tborofore there need be no raore delay at the station or on the train !n che use of the now than there was in using the old form of mileairo ticket, which latter form>as good only over the s> stem of roads, while the "interchangeable" Is good over forty. The old form of otohange ticket Is valid for continuous passage only on a certain train and date, while the ne'V or modlBed form will be good on any train, (except the "Limited"), on either the date of issue or the day following. This new form ban been simplified to render it easy of issue and to better accommodate trarelers, and the hindrances which accompanied tho old forn will therefore be, in the early future, entirely obllberated. Interline tickets from points on one Railway to points on another, via through car lines and vMunotlons where connections are oloeo and tfoere are no transfers, are being prepared as fastasfOBitble. These tick-is will be Issued in exchange for coupons from the intercDanee- able mileage tiok(it,aod baggage will be checked through. 11 convenience which could not be enjsyed by the Uf.e 9! Iho old.form of mileage tickot The modifications above alluded to hare been approved by the Mileage Ticket Bureau of the Central Passenger Association, and will be in effect on or before December 1st. or lust as soon as the now forms of exchange and i«- terllne tickets canl>e printed and distributed amsnp the thousands of agencies of the forty different railway companies over whose lines the tickets are honorfid, and gome Agomsof the Pennsylvania Lines have been already supplied with thum. It Is believed that these amendments to eiplan which is ready successful and popular, will place the new interchangeable miloiige ticket beyond the roach of reasonable criticism. 1898 JANUARY. 1898 Su. 2 9 16 23 30 Mo. 3 10 17 24 31 Tu. 4 11 18 25 We. 5 12 19 26 Th. 6 13 20 27 Fr. <7 14 21 28 Sa. 1 8 15 22 29 REGULATOR WILL CURE . .. ALL COnPLAINTS ANtt DIS- EASi'S OP THE Li ier, Kidney AND Urinary Organs Biliousness, Jaundice, Headache, Constipation, Pains in the Side or Back, Four Stomach, Dyspepsia, Liver Complaint, Catarrh of the EVadder, Irritation or Inflammation of the Bladder, Female Weakness, Gn\vel, Diabetes, Dropsy, Brick Dust Deposits, in fact all diseases arialng from Liver or Kidney dla- orderj. Price, $1. Mediciije Go. IEW roan, N. Y. !R9PRIGUESOTr9LENGUl OF "AM ARTIST IN -^ COPYRIGHT. 1697. BY C.P. PUTNAMS. ffor Ml* bj J. F. Onto*, BMjatm * f, & 9, KMtftaft W. CHAPTER T—Fifteen years before this opening of the iitorv John Lewi3 went to live in a plac- called Lee, in New Hampshire, with a little girl 8 years old. Virt-'inlH. the duutrhterff his flece se<l sister. He had a son wi'O ha • been left at school, but ran away and shipped for Cnki*. Five years -fcer Lewis weat to Lee a family named Marvel also settled 'hiire. Young Marvel met and loved Viruinla Lewla, Alice, Marvel. Walter s sister, and Harry Lucas also met and were reported to be in love with each other. Ac the opening of the story a person purporting to bethe missing son of John i.ewis arrl 'es at Lfe Walter Marvel proposes for \ Irglnia s hand to her uncle, who refuses, tellion- him that his uncle, whose name he Deare, was s villain and a ccnviot. Young Marve' draws a pistol and shoots at tetvK but bis aim is diverted by Virginia. Soon after Lewis is found dead in his room wlfi two bullet ho es In hie body. His death occurs simultaneously •wltra the arrival of the man who claims to be his son IL-Mr. Barn' 8, tho celebrated detective anJ Tom Burr ws, another detecnvc. take up the ca>-e stromrly. suapeoting Virctma a< the criminal. lH-Tney examine the pro nds about ibe honpe where the murder Is c<.m- mitt, d and find footpriMs of a man and woman 1 he woman's foot prints stremrtbeninir their susoielons of Virginia. The? aiso tod two Distols. one marked "Virginia Lewis, the other marked "Alice Marvel."_ Virginia writes a letter and noes away w th it, Rarnea di-iruised, folio vs her. IV-Vlrginia glvea h r r letter to one Willie Everly. who posts it Barnes keeps his eye o" It. gets possession of it and thus learns the whereabouts of w alter Marvel. ""Wait here till I return, and 1 wili fix it." With these words Alice quitted the room. Left to herself, Virginia was at once thoughtful. She could aot believe that nil the agitation which sha had witnessed in her friend was solely dee to the coincidence of a nightmare. ?et how conld Alice have really known anything of. the crime, since she had not been out of her own room, unless indeed she had been present the night before? Alice returned and, as she entered, said: "I have sent Frank, one of the stable boys, for Will. Now, shall I tell you what I did last night?" Virginia signified her assent, and her companion proceeded. "Harry Lucas had promised to take trie to drive in the evening, tint during the afternoon he called and told me that it would he impossible to do so, as he had received a note which would make it necessary for him to leave town. I did not doubt his statement, and after a little conversation he left the house. After his departure I found on the floor a cote which he must have dropped in taking his handkerchief from his pocket. Of course I had no right to read it, and I did not think of doing so until I recognized that the address was in your writing." « Alice paused, but Virginia said nothing, though tha color deepened on her cheek. Alice continued: "I suppose that, knowing you had accepted my brother's love, it was a contemptible thing for me to feel jealous. Nevertheless J confess with shame and regret that such was the case. Therefore I opened the note. As you know the contents, you can readily imagine that what I read was scarcely calculated to dissipate my auger. You invited him to u secret meeting. The hour named was for last eyeuiug. Thus Harry had broken his promise to me, giving me a false excuse, in order to meet you. ' 'Impetuous, as you know I am, I at once determined to be present. You had specified that ho should wait for you in the south side of the summer house on your lawn. I had only to go early and conceal myself in the northern division. As I drew on my cloak preparatory to starting my eyo fell on ray pistol, which lay on my dressing case, and, though I did not think of needing it or of using it, in my excitement I took it up and slipped it into my pocket. I reached the place first, as was my intention, and patiently awaited your arrival. Harry came, and you joined him promptly. I need not 'tell you what occurred between you, I overheard every word, and you can imagine how much ashamed I was of my doubt of Harry and of yourself when I learned the real object of the meeting. I felt like revealing my presence and begging yonr pardon, but my pride prevented me. So I remained in my place of concealment until both of yon had left. Then I hurried home." "But this would scarcely account for the dreams," said Virginia, without commenting on the rest of the stcry. "I have not finished. I said that I had taken my pistol with me when I went oat. On my return J was alarmed at not finding it, for, as yon know, my name is engraved ou the stock. My imaginative mind at mice coruniejiced to picture all kinds of trouble, VPhat if some one should find the weapon and commit a. crime with it? Might not the finger of suspicion point at me? I felt inclined to return aud look for it, but the distance is a long out', and besides I could not be sure of :reeove:ring it. Therefore, trying to persuade myself that my fears were silly, I endeavored to go to sleep. But, oh, Virgie, what a night I have passed!" She shuddered at the recollection. "I can readily understand and am now not surprised at what you said when I came in. Shall we go down and see if the boy has returned?" The two girls left the room and descended to tha floor below. Here they found their messenger and were inforajed that Will Everly would be ready to go on their errand as soon as he coulct get has horse out A quarter of an hour later Everly drove up, and Alice carried the letter out to him. As soon as the Jiorse and wagon were ont of sight ou the road to New Market, Virginia prepared to return home, wherenpon Alice expressed hiar intention to accompany her, hoping 'to -recov-! er her pistol, and together they started '• to walk to Riverside. CHAPTER VL irYSTEBIOrjS KOISES. In pursuance of the directions left by Mr. Barnes and communicated to him by Burrows, Sqtire Olney impaneled a jury, taking them to the Lewis farm aud allowing them to examine the corpse, where it lay in the position as when discovered. He then adjourned the inquest until the return of the absent detective. Meanwhile he ordered Dr. Snow, a competent surgeon, to make an autopsy, placing the corpse in aa upper room and in charge of the physician. The jurymen and assembled neighbors dispersed slowly, as though loath to leave the vicinity. Burrows mixed with them, hoping to extract some clew by conversation which might prove of •value to him. In this he failed entirely. The greater number apparently suspected that Walter Marvel was implicated, and as he was a general favorite they feared to speak with the detective lest they should compromise their friend. One man, however, voluntarily approached him and said: "They tell me as how you're the detective. " "You are quite right," said Burrows hopefully. "My name's Skene," said the other, " Josiah Skene, station agent down to Lee Deepo'. I hearn 'bout this here inquest, an tho't I'd run up an see how yon're gittin on. Anybody 'rested?" "Well, hardly," answered Burrows, with a smile. "We have only been at work a few hows, yon know." •"Well, that only goes to show. I always tho't as how them stories in the Borston papers wuz kinder farfetched. They make out's though you detective fellers wuz qnicker'n greased lightcm. I guess you ain't no smarter than other folks. I guesa I could put you up to snuff in this case anyway." Mr. Skene took his long chin whisker in his left hand, stroked it once and then turned it up so that he readily bit the end, the while looking at Burrows through the corner of his eyes, his head turned partly away, as though he were contemplating something on the distant horizon. "Do you know anything?" Burrows spoke with a little anxiety. He recog- ui2ed that the man was an eccentric aud feared to do or say something that would antagonize him. After a long pause came the reply: "Mebbe." Only this one word, muttered without removal of the whisker from his mouth. Burrows waited for more, but was forced to continue the conversation himself. "Mr. Skene, this is a dreadful business, and if you can help us to unravel it I am sure you will do so." "Ain't- that what I'm up here for? D'you s'pose I tramped up here for exercise? Not much. But the joke is that you should need me to tell yon anything. You're a detective from Borston. I tho't as how you fellers wuz so cute like that you jest looked at the dead man an 'rested the murderer straight off; saw his likeness in the corpse's eyes or sut.biu. I've read that in hooks, but I guess you reel detectives ain't so darned smart as all that, hay?" "No, I aw afraid not. We are no smarter than other folks, only we make a business of putting two and two together, that's all. You could tell that it would make four an easily I conld. But you have your railroad business, Mr. Skene, and I have to look for criminals. That is the only difference." Burrows tried a little conciliatory flattery, and it operated to make Mr. Skene more communicative. "By Jehosaphat! You hit it square that time. I kin siuellarat, but it ain't my place to hunt him down. So I guess I'll tell you who killed Lewis an let you ketch him. Only seems to me yon oughtn't to git all the glory, hay?" "You give me lihe clew, Mr. Skene, and when I arrest the man you shall have full credit for giving me the clevc." "Oh, I'm only jiokin. You ketch the feller an I'll be satisfied. I ain't lookin for no notoriety.'' Nevertheless he wore a pleased expression, as when a shrewd New Bnglatsierhas just arranged one of those typical Yankee "bargains" in which each man swaps what he does not want for what he does want and chuckles because he has cheated the other man. Air. Ske,ne thought a moment, as though deciding where to begin. Then he resumed, "You noticed that I said I conld tell you who killed Lewis?" •'I did, "said Burrows, "and I wondered whether yon had seen the crime committed." "Seen it?" cried Mr. Skene. "Why, man alive, d'you s'pose I'd have let the murderer escape? No, I didn't'spect him last night, but I seen him, I seen him twice." ' 'Whom did yon see twice?" "Why, ain't I tellin yen? The murderer! I seen the murderer twice. The fust time wus when, the up train come along. When sh>B stopped, he got GfL I didn't pay no speshal 'tention to him till the train wuz gone, when he came up an spoke to me. He asked me hov? to git to the Lewis farm. " "This is important. Yon. say si man came up on a train last night and aiiked to be directed to the Lewis farm?" "That's jest what I said. I to! Mm, an then he asked for a timo table an wanted to know if he conld go back las' night. I give him a time slip,, an off be went. I never tbo't no more of him till I seen him ag'in. patin up an downiest aelore'tne down tram comeir.. I flagged the train to stop, an be boarded her." "Did you recognize him? That is, had yon ever seen him before':' "As fur's I know, I never set eyes on hira till las' night, though onceltho'f as how his voice WTIZ kinder familiar. Bat don't lay uo stress ou that, 'cause I ain't no good rememb'riu sounds. Ain't got no ear for music. All I can tell you is he wuz a medium size man with a full beard." "Did he have any baggage?" "I wnz jestcomin to that, 'cause it is kinder queer. He didn't have aone w.hen he come, 'less it wuz on the plan- form an I didn't see it, which ain't likely. But when he come back from Lewis' he had a satcheL" "Where did he go from here? That is, for what point did he buy a, ticket?" "He didn't buy none from me. That wuz one thing made ine sort of 'spi- cious. Then when I hearn of the murder, why, it all come to me as plain as a pikestaff. That mysterious visitor come up expressly to kill Lewis. That^s whv he wuz .so darned anxious to gic outer town ag'in las' night. Under them circumstances it ain't likely as how he'd buy a ticket from me." "At what tirae did he arrive and at vrbat time did be leave?" "He come in at 9:07, an he ketched the 10:39 down." "Which way do yon mean by down?" "Why, man alive, don't yon know that much? Down is down. Down to- 'ards Nashuway, Wooster an that 'ere way." "You must excuse my ignorance," said Burrows humbly. "Idon't pretend to know everything, you see. Now, one thing more—I must tell you, though I presume yon know it already, that it is of the utmost importance when a detective is trying to catch a criminal that he should keep a close mouth. As yon and I are working together, as it were, I must ask you to speak to no one but myself." This speech was adroitly corded. Burrows was anxious that Mr. Barnes should not hear of this new clew, intending if possible to work it out alone. In order, therefore, to close the mouth of this egotistical countryman he ingeniously included him in his work, having discerned that the fellow was anxious to have a tale to tell to the frequenters of the saloon of bow "me an the detective from Borston worked up the case." Mr. Skene, however, made one feeble protest. "Well, as to that," said he, "I tho't as how I'd have to go on the stand at the inquest an tell what I know." He evidently counted upon the notoriety to be gained by such a procedure. "Oh, of course]" said Burrows, hastily endeavoring 'to satisfy him upon this point. "I will tell the squire, and "No, I won't, and that's flat." he will 'call you. unless he should be afraid to let yonr story be known too soon. I think, though, that yon will be called. What I meant was that you mnst'not speak until you are.'' "Oh, that's diff'rent!" said Mr. Skene, quite satisfied, now that the prospect of being a real witness in a genuine murder case was still in prospect "I guess I kin -keep my month shet. I guess Josiah Skene knows enough to know when to talk an when to keep still. You kin count on me. V?eil, good day. Let me know how you git on." As be sauntered off down the road toward the station Burrows wondered whether he would really keep the story to himself. He doubted it; but, as much as he should have liked to start in pnr- tait of this strange visitor of the night previous, he scarcely cared to leave before the return of his superior. He had been standing in the road, near the main gate, during his conversation with che station agent, and now. turning toward the house, he saw a young woman coming ont. He recognized her as one who be had supposed was a servant, from the fact that he had seen her cooking in the kitchen while the inquest was started. He decided to question her, and as she came out and was passing him he said: "Pardon me, but I wish to say a few words to you.'' The woman faced him in silence and •waited for him to speak. "Will you tell me your name?" "Sarah." "Your last name also, if you please." "Carpenter." "Now will you tell me what yon. know abont what occurred last night .and whether yon heard any pistol shot?" "No, I won't, and that's flat." Before he recovered from his surprise at the asperity of her reply she abruptly tnined from him and proceeded along the road. He looked after her woncler- ingly- Was it possible that this woman held the key to the situation? If s<3i it became most puzzling, from the fact that it did not seem to fit any theory as yet advanced. Yet her manner was not tfaat of noe T>rtio was en&relr ignorant EC decided" to'speak toMr.'Barnesaboni this and to leave it to him to obtain her secret, if she had one. He- went into the house in search of Squire Olney and found him in the parlor conversing with Lewis. As he entered he heard the squire say: ' 'I suppose, Mr. Lewis, that you will sleep here tonight, as this house is now yours?" It occurred to Burrows at once that this was his opportunity to continue the line of inquiry suggested by Mr. Barnes in his note. "Therefore, without waiting for Lewis to reply, be said: "Squire, you say this house is now the property of this young man. I hope both of you will pardon my asking whether a will has been found. '" "I am not at all offended," said Lewis promptly. "That is a very proper question. Squire, dc • ,,u kaow anything abont this?" "Why, yes! I should have spoken to yon before. I have the will in my pocket now. It was given into my keeping by your father, some, time ago. I do not, i however, know its contents, except, that I am named as one of the executors, for he had the document drawn in Boston and gave it into ruy hands in a sealed envelope. Here it is, as I received it " He drew forth a legal looking envelope of large proportions. "Shall I open it?" Lewis nodded, and Burrows was too curious to know its contents to call attention to the fact that it might be as well not to read the will until notice could be given to other possible beneficiaries under its provisions. The squire forthwith opened and read the paper. In substance it was to the effect that the house aud all available funds should become the unconditional property of Virginia Lewis. There was a clause in which an allusion was made to the SOB; but, far from making him a legatee, it was plainly explained that Lewis pere considered that his son had forfeited all claim upon his bounty, and therefore no direct provision was made for his receiving any part of the estate. But there was a request that, in case the young man should return home, Virginia should do for him whatever his circumstances seemed to require. Burrows listened with close attention and quoted this clause with much interest. Here was evidence that the young man, then present, conld not have committed the crime with the certainty of inheriting. Lewis then said: "Well, gentlemen, it seems that I am not the owner of this house after all, and therefore I cannot sleep here without the permission of my cousin. But 1 suppose you can arrange that much for me, at least?" He appealed to the squire, who replied: "I am sure of it. Virgie would not turn a stranger from her roof, and I am confident that when she understands that you are so near a relative she will offer you the hospitality which is due to you. In fact, if I know her character, I doubt if she will accept the property at all, now that you have returned!." "Ouce more," said Burrows, "I hope you will see that I am speaking conscientiously when I remind you, Mr. Lewis, that you have given us no proof of your identity. Of course your word alone was sufficient this morning when we were coming here. We expected to find Mr. Lewis alive, and it would have been his privilege to satisfy any doubt. But ' now, under the peculiar circumstances, I hope you don't ruiscoiitrue my motives" — "Not in the least," replied Lewis. "You are investigating a murder and are right to demand a thorough explanation of my movements and proof of ray identity. I am a stranger to you, and you have but my unsupported word- I am more glad than sorry that I am disinherited by my father's will. I did not deserve any consideration at his hands anyway, and under tho distressing circumstances, and considering my appearance just after his violent death, were I his heir it might seem — you understand? I might be implicated!" "Nonsense! Nonsense!" exclaimed the squire. ' 'No one would think such a thing. " The squire's positive assertion made Burrows feel a little uncomfortable, for he was inwardly conscious that he was entertaining the very idea at that moment. Lewis continued: "As to my identity, fortunately I foresaw that the time might some day come -when I should wish to prove to my father that I am indeed his son. Therefore I have carefully preserved the last three letters which, I received from him, determined, should it ever be necessary, to produce them as proof of my identity, in the event of his failing to recall, my changed face. Now he is dead, but the evidence thus attainable assumes, it seems, an increased value. I have preserved the letters in my pocketbook through all these vears, aud from frequent reading they are not in a very perfect condition, though I hope sufficiently decipherable for you at least, squire, to recognize their genuineness." So saying, he produced a dilapidated wallet and took from it three letters, apparently quite old. They were in envelopes that scarcely held together, and the edges of the folds of the letters vrere almost worn through in places. Nevertheless the writing was sufficiently distinct to be l??ible. The squire and Burrows looked through tbeza, and the former unhesitatingly declared that he recognized the handwriting as that o* John Lewis. The contents were not especially interesting, being simply such as a father would send to a son absent at school. A detective is naturally suspicions. He is apt to donht and question to the last, and though Burrows was comparatively new he nevertheless possessed this trait to a strong degree. He therefore examined the date of the postmark, -which -was 1872. 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