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MILEAfiE BOOKS. Modified Features of The New Interchangeable Mileage Ticket. Mr. E.A. Ford. GenerallPaEBenger Ageni of the Pennsylvania and Vandalla Lines, fends out the following information reic&rdinp the modified features of the Central Passenger Aasoclatlou'8 interchangeable one thousand tsilo ticket: The most important modifications are in the rule as to Blroiofc the mileaire BtriO and Issuing tbe exchange ticket. Under the new rule, the owner of an interchBnraabie mileage ticket may, at his convenience and leisure, 119 name upon the back of the widest part of the mileage strip close 1o the last pre- codln/? detfltchment. (but It must be sioroed with an indelible pencil c r'.wttb ink, or It will not be honored), andean leave his ticket thus with the Agent upon his arrival at 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 flod hie ox- 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 the old form of mileage ticket, which latter forrotwas good only over the 8; stem of roads, while the "interchangeable" is good over forty. The old formof oichange ticket Is valid for continuous passage only on a certain train and date, while the new or modified form will be good on any train, (except the "Limited"), on either the date of lasue or the day following. This new form has been simpliflod to render 1t easy of issue and to batter accommodate travelers, and the hindrances which accompanied tno old form will therefore be, in the early future, entirely obliterated. Interline tickets from points on one Railway to points on another, via through oar Hues and viMunotions whore connections are close and there are no transfers, are being- prepared as fast as possible. These tickets will be issued in exchange for coupons from the intercnange- able mileage tfoket,Bid baggage -will be checked through, n convenience which could not be onj»yed by the use »f the old. form of mileage ticket The modifications above alluded to hare boon approved by the Mileage Ticket Bureau of the Ceniml Passenger Association, and will bo in effect on or before December 1st or lust as soon as the new forms of exchange and im- terllne tickets can b« printed and distributed am»ng the. thousands of agencies 0* the forty different railway companies over whose Hows the tickets are honored, and some Ag-enisof the Pennsylvania Lines have been already Supplied with them. It IB believed that ihese nmendments to a plan which Is ready successful and popular, will place the new interchangeable mileage ticket beyond the reach of reasonable crltijism. f R9PRIGUES OTIPLENGUJj S AimiQR Or "AN ARTI5T IN CRIME.", ETC. ', O-OOO-O-O-G-O-O IGHT. 1897. BY OHA.PTER 1— Fifteen years before oneninif of the story John u.'wi3 went to in a plac- called the . lire in New Hampshire, 1898 JANUARY, 1898 Su. T 9 16 23 80 Mo. T 10 17 24 31 Tu. 4 11 18 25 We. 5 12 19 26 Th. 6 13 20 27 Fr. r? 15 21 "28 Sa. 1 T 15 22 29 liver» REGULATOR WILL CURE . . * ALL COHPLAINTS AN1» DISEASES OP THE Liver, Kidney AND Urinary Organs Biliousness, Jaundice, Headache, Constipation, Pains in the Side or Back, Sour Stomach, Dyspepsia, Liver Complaint, Catarrh of the Bidder, Irritation or Inflammation of <he Bladder, Female Weakness, GrAvel, Diabetes, Dropsy, Brick Dust Deposits, ia fact all diseases arising from Liver or Kidney dis- orderi. Price, $1.00 Mediciiie Go. NEW YORK, K. Y. For aale tfy J. F. Ooulwn, »Mj*Jim A c. 33. 3T, RtnaeVM. W. •. Perter Monarch over pain. Burns, cuts, sprains, stilngs. Instant relief. Dr. Thomas' BkJectric OH. At »ny drug •tore. . with a little (fir! 6 years old, Vinrini*. the duiitfhternf bis deed sed sister. He had a. son wo ha • been loft ut school, but ran away and shipped for Chinn Five j-ears -1'ter Ixiwie went. to Lee « family named Marvel also snttlcd 'here. Younic Miirvel met aud loved Virginia Lewis, Alice. Marvel. Walter's Bister, arid Harry Lucas also met and were reported to be In lovo with each other. At the opening of the story a nerson purporting to be the missing son of John Lewis arrl -es at Lee Walter Marvel proposes for Virginia's hand to her uncle, who refuses, telllair him that his uncle, whosie name he Dears, was a vlllalD and a convict. Young Mnrve< draws a pistol and elioots at Lewia. but his aim is diverted by Virginia. 8oon after Lewis is found dead ia his room will two bullet Uo'.es in his borty. HIB death oticurs •iivnulta.neouslv wltn the arrival or the ra.aa who claims to bo his son 11— Mr. Barm 6, tho celebrated detective, and Tom B ^rr we. another detective, take up the ca«e stronidy. suspecting Virginia ai the criminal. 111-They examine the fro nds about, i bo houpewhere the murder is cum mitt' d and find foot prints of a man and wo man, the woman's foot priats ptrcnirttien'nir tbelr flusniclons of Virginia. They also nn-i two olstols, one mSirked " Virginia Lewis, "the other marked ".Mice Marvel," Virginia write" a letter and jroes away w th'it. Karne* di^ulsed, IOIIOTS her. IV— Virginia Drives hfr letter to one Willie Bverly. who posts it Barnes keeps his eye o" it. gets possession of It and thus learns ':)ie whereabouts of Walter Marre.. "John l^evris, Jr. Cnre T. Jamison. Esq., Wasbiijgt<?u Heights, New York City, N. Y." "Mr. Lewis," said the squire, "I am satisfied that you are my friend's son, and I am sorry 'that this will leaves you nothing by its provisions. I am sure, as I told you jusi; now, that Virgie will do what is rijjht. I will see her at once." He tapped gently on the door of Virginia's room and was admitted. While he was absent Burrows took the opportunity to ask Lewis a few more questions. "Mr. Lewis, " said he, "how long is it since you were at sea, and why did you give tip the life? Though perhaps you mean to return to it?" "Oh, no. I have had enough of it. The beautiful ea.se and comfort of tbe messroorn, described in the books of adventure written for boys, are very much overdrawn, I assure you. It was this kind of literature which first made me long for tbe sea. After I became a sailor in earnest tbe cbarnj of the romance dimmed considerably before the stern reality. I was sorry enough tbac J had left home." "Why, then, did you not return sooner?" "Ah, that is easier said than done! I shipped for a voyage to China. There i was forced to .leave my ship and find another homeward bound, which was not easy, or else to follow the fortunes of mv messmates. I chose the latter, tbe consequence being that it was five years before we reached the States again, and then it was on the Pacific coast. As there was little chance, of finding my father aiiyway, since I knew he had contemplated a trip to Europe, I scarcely felt like crossing tbe whole breadth of the country on tbe errand. So I shipped again, ;and so it was from 'one ship to another, and the years rolled by." "Still, you have come home at last and found oui; where your father was located too?" "Yes. My idiip touched at Portsmouth. As ws were so near to where my father last was aud as I was pretty well sick of the sea, I concluded to give it up and como to Lee, with tbe faint. hope that I could hear something of my father's whereaboats. The result you know." •'Yes, and I sympathize with yon very much. I hope you will pardon my having appeared to doubt your identity. I am trying to discover a murderer, and it is my duty to make every one account for himself." "Let us say no more about it. I understand your motive exactly and am really glad that you are so careful in your investigations. I hope you will be successful in finding the criminal. He ranst be discovered at all hazards. I may have been a bad son to my father while he was living. Now I must do all in my power to avenge him. ' ' Lewis spoke with so much feeling that Burrows did not for a moment doubt his sincerity and determined to redouble his efforts to be the one to place : the murderer in custody. At this juncture the squire returned, followed by .Miss Marvel and Virginia, both of whom be introduced to Lewis and to Burrows. To the former the young ladies bowed cordially, and it was evident that the squire had left no doubt in Virginia's mind as to his identity, for she greeted him as a relative, though with no undue show of feeling. Toward Burrows it was different. Though she offered him a room in the house durias; bis connection with tbe case, it was done in a formal way aojd with a certain hauteur of manner cot easily misunderstood. However coldly offered, it suited Burrows to accept the invitation, and she showed him to a chamber on the nest floor, just above the one which had been used as a sleeping apartment by John Lewis. Virginia then descended to the parlor, and, addressing Levris, she said: ' 'If you do not mind, I will give you. the same rocon that your father had." Lewis acqniiaced and followed her as abe led the way. The squirt; thereupon started for his home and escorted Miss ilarvel to her residence Barrows retired early that night, intending to te as fresh as possible for the nest day's work. He slept so soond'y that when lie awoke, -with a sudden con- •cionsness cif bavins been disturbed 1j£ some esTraneous sound, it was impossible for him to determine whether he had slept for hours or minutes. Indeed he could not even understand thoroughly what- it was that he had heard. It left the impression on his mind of an object, such as a chair perhaps, which had been overturned, but whether he had really heard anything or only imagined i); in connection with some vagary of dreamland he could not be sure. How- sver, though he bad been sleeping Soundly, be was now thoroughly aroused and could not dismiss the idea that he had heard a distinct and loud sound, but whether in his own room or in an adjoiuiug apartment or even down stair.s puzzled him. He lay quiet, straining to catch the. least evidence of a repetition, but no sound reached his acutely attentive ear save his own breathing aud the ticking of his watch beneath his pillow. The lattez-, however, suggested that he might at least learu bow long he had slept. .Striking a match, he lighted the) cil lamp aud found it to be but 10 o'clock, whereas he had thought that it must be near day. Finding that there would bo time enough to spare to an investigation and still to obtain a good night's rest afterward, he dressed and left tbe chamber. Crossing the hall, he Rntered the room on that side of the house, thinking that from that direction had come tbe noise which had disturbed his slumbers. Looking about !aim, it seemed evident that nothing !bad been disturbed, or else it had been rearranged. He was about to prosecute his search farther, when be fancied he heard footsteps. Listening attentively, he could almost have sworn that they came from the direction of his bedroom. Hurrying back thither, he found everything jnst as he bad left it. What could this mean? The first sound might bave been in a dream, but surely he was awake the second time. Nevertheless, though he Die bed bore no evidence, of having been disturbed. had apparently heard some one walking in his chamber, when he reached it it was as vacant as when he had left it. There was the supernatural possibility that the ghost of tbe corpse in the adjoining room was promenading in the moonlight, but Burrows was above entertaining such an idea, and, as it occurred to him for a jnoment, he smiled as be thought "it is not midnight." However, if the footsteps had been in that room, whether of tbe living or of the dead, he could not discover, for the doctor bad taken awav the key. Was it possible that Lewis was up and walking about down stairs? This seemed to promise an explanation, and Burrows at once went to the floor below. He entered the chamber which he knew had been assigned to Lewis. It was empty, and the bed bore no evidence of having been, disturbed. Was his last surmise correct, tben, and was it Lewis whom he had heard? If so, what was he doing prowling abont at such an hour, and where was he at the present moment? This last question he would endeavor to answer, for, if he had just heard him walking, he must be in the house. But Burrows went into every room except, of course, Virginia's, only l:o find them all empty. Determined to solve the mystery, he replaced the lamp in his bedroom, and, again descending the stairs, seated himself on a chair in the hall, where it would be impossible for Lewis to pass him unnoticed. To a detective long vigils of patient watching become almost a habit, bat sleep will overpower a man even tbocgh he be a detective. Burrows kept awake for four hours, occasionally striking a match to note the passage of time. Finally, wben it was nearing the hour of 8, he would start up every little while from a doze. Finding at length that he must sleep, with commendable perseverance he still resolved not to abandon his self imposed task. In his dilemma he decided upon a bold plan, which was to .'lock the door of Lewis' room and tip ids chair back against it. Thus he might sleep, rather uncomfortably, but yet wi1;h the knowledge that. Lewis must disturb him to pass him. When he awoke again, it was once more with the consdous;ness of a loud noise near hira, but this time it continued after he had jttmped up. It was now day and quite Ilight. As he stood rubbing his eyes, trying to collect his senses, upon recollecting what had occurred he was astonished to find that the noise, which still continued,, was occasioned by some one wiihin the room shaking the door which he hisd locked. tn wonder he turned tie key and was amazed to see John Lewis standing before him. They looked at each other a mom en tin silence, and then Lewis said: "Good morning! What was the matter with the door? I could not open it." Burrows recovered himself at once, and replied: "I doa't.know. I was just coming down stairs and heard you trying to gi;(r out. Seeing a key in tbe door, I turned it, but as I turned it more than once I ciou'r know whether you were locked in or not when I commenced." "I hardly think that, for who would want to fasten me op? This is the only exit, as the other door leading into the library is locked." "I suppose it could not have been, stammered Burrows, a little confusei What could he"think? How was it tha Lewis had come out of this room, when be was sure that he had found it empty the night before and had subsequently kept guard all through the louely hour of the early morning? He left Lewi and went into the library. Going to tb door which opened from that room iuti tbe apartment which Lewis.had jus quit, he found, that it was locked, a he had stated. Moreover, the key wa; in tha lock on the library side. Bur rows unlocked the door and entered, carious to determine whether Lewis hac slept in tbe bed or not, and upon inves tiaa^on decided that he had. More than ever puzzled, he regretfully con eluded to await until Mr. Barnes bhonlc arrive, and seek his assistance in solviu this mystery. As it was yet early, h( weut to bis room aud was soon sleeping soundly. USES OF PATE DE FOIE GRAS How to Prepare Dainties From This If»- moug and Expensive Comestible. i'n a stress of circumstances consider arje can be done with pate de foie gra; «s a forcemeat. It make delicious littl< croquettes and excellent patties. A: forcemeat t*^_ incase oysters for frying or as a cover to coquilles of chicken or any dainty mince this famous pottec meat, made from the fatted livers o: Strassburg geese, is unrivaled. The old idea that geese were speciallj tortured by being deprived of water in order to increase tbe size of their livers for this preparation is said to be a mis taken one. The geese, it is said, are merely tied up and fed generously on cornmeal. Pate de foie gras is always expensive. A half pint jar costs from $1 to §1.25. It will make only six croquettes. The truffles with which the meat of the fatted livers is mixed adc something to its cost. Tbe smallest jar of truffles, holding only a few of the precious fuugi, costs 00 cents. These canned truffles are quite inferior to the fragrant fresh truffles shown in baskets in Parisian markets. They have lost their pleasant cdor, and much of their flavor has gone. To make foie gras croquettes rniuce Sue a tablespoonful of a nice sinokec beef tongue which has been well boiled. Measure the tongue after mincing it. Add half a pint of foie gras put up as a simple forcemeat with truffles. AddhalJ a cup of simple, cream sauee. This is made by melting a. teaspoon!'ul of buttei in a saucepan, adding the same amounl of flour and when mixed half a cup of rich milk. Stir well, add a mushroom minced fine and white pepper and salt. Let the sauce simmer 2 or 3 minutes, stirring it constantly. Add it to the tongue and foie gras. It must be remembered that the pate de foie gras is already seasoned. Add to the croquette mixture merely half glass of Madeira and a large tablespoonful of meat glaze. The last can be pnr chased all already prepared. Heat the mixture, which must be soft when hot, but firm enough to form into croquettes when cold. Shape it when thoroughly cold into 6 croquettes in any form you please. An oblong shape is always a good one. Boll the croquettes in beaten egg and then in sifted bread crumbs and lay them in a croquette basket. Lov7er them into pot of fat deep enough to cover them and steaming hot in theceater. Fry them 3 minutes, when they should be an even, rich brown. Clusters of green parsley or pale green chervil placed at each end of the platter on •which the croquettes are served will be sufficient decoration, though chefs sometimes add a garnish of truffles. How to Avoid Cold*. Let the body be hardened by & cold sponge bath or even a cold plunge, followed by brisk rubbing with a "scratchy" towel, every morning. Let tbe clothing be adapted to tbe season, though always as light as possible, but keep the neck uncovered—no turned up coat collar, no muffler, 110 boa. Never let the temperature in the house rise above 70 degrees in the winter. Air every room systematically every day, no matter what the outdoor temperature may be. Always have fresh air in the bed'room. There is nothing poisonous in "night air," popular belief to the contrary notwithstanding. In a word, don'c be always afraid of catching cold, don't coddle, but meet cold and wet and changes of temperature like a man—or rather like a horse—and you will then rnn a better chance of being as strong as a horse. How to Make Bajrish Kraot, Remove tbe outer leifres from a medium sized firm head of cabbage. Cut in half. Remove the core. Cut the cabbage fine, place it in a saucepan, cover with boiling water and cook 10 ininutes. Put tbe cabbage into a colander and rinse off with cold water. Put a small cupful of lard or beef fat or butter in a saucepan and add 2 fine cut onions. Cook 5 minutes without browning, then add the cabbage. Season with 1*4 teaspoonfnls salt, half teaspoonful white pepper. Add a whole onion, with 6 cloves stuck in the onion. Add 3 or 4 large, tart apples peeled and cue into fine slices, 4 teaspoonfnls sugar and a teaspoonful caraway seeds Cover and cook 30 minutes. Then add a cupful meat broth and half cup vinegar. 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