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Eugene City Guard.
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EUOKNK CITY ORKUON
It It not the heal man at a wedding
Who gels a Mtttl lintf.
Among other reviving amnaetncnt
It'a aald roller skating agalu prouilae
to gel oo Hi feet.
A man In Colorado hiingel himself
with a towel. He limit hove aspired to
make clean Job of It.
While lhl country get moat of tin
glory Spain ran console iMelf that It'a
got 1!0,OUO,000 to Ita credit.
There li a real dlnVeetieo between a
MM fight" and an "athletic content."
A prlae light la to hard to gel up.
A rained en-hang say Helen Oould
la the llowcr of the Could family. Kr
ry aoldlcr In ready to tcitlfy, at uny
rate, that ate la a dalty.
An Kaatern couteuiornry nya that
the Indian trllics "are becoming more
tractable." 'J'hla will be good newa to
the American Tract Society.
The man who waa fined I.VI for beat
Ing mule and ft! for healing hla
wife will henceforth know In-ller Hum
to be cruel to a dumb brute.
not tie nec ary to protect ihe family
from wini I, bill II la nirrled fur the pur
Mi.e of preventing shrinkage In the
value of property or business likely to
occur If Hie managing head la taken
away, (iood Insurance U a pnrtleularly
sagacious Invent iiieul for the head of a
family w ho hna a mortgage on hU
homcstcail. ir he ) insiiroii tor enougn
to rover the obligation, he la relieved
from much amlety alniut the future; In
the powiilhle event of bin death before
! the mortgage la paid, the Insurance will
are the homestead. Ily no other uiefliia
can the welfare of hla family be so
well aecured. Thla la only a bare sug
gestion of the reaaona for JudlcloM life
Insurance. It la n subji-ct that aliould
receive the moat thoughtful considera
tion, touching aa it does the comfort mid
happiness of those denri-at to one; and
lh more It It studied the greater will
.i ;;' .it the uod III H. A Utile study l
sutlli'leut to convince one of tin- Ixiicflis'
of life Insurauee. There U a problem
III the practical aipllcntlon which calls
for the exercise of the bent Judgment.
SUN Nf:Vf!R SETS ON OLD GLORY.
What la known aa the dark horse
In pol.lli-H could Im! o called bccullnc
wheu brought Into the Held It often
looki black for the other fellowa.
The Karl of Stafford was married to
the wealthy Mrs. Colgate the oilier
day. In Kipul.ir language, It may bo
aald Ihut Mrs. Colgate "had the soap."
The aoclety women of riilliiiMphlii
have resolved on " .: p. in. as the prop
er time for dinner. Wheu dinner Is con
rcriicd, of cuurae, It's better late than
To apeak tho truth and liuike Un
truth agreeable" la a new definition of
diplomacy, which, whether accurate or
Dot, doea not eiaggerate the dlthVul
ties of that arduous calling.
Thirteen months of four weeks each
In a year would he a good deal m m
sensible and convenient than the
twelve uienths of uueUal length that
we have uutt Here is work fW tin
Dewey leads. I'lrsl In war. he was
laat In oucc, and Is several hip" gbfwd
on Hie p-i-ioilli en of hl countrymen,
having had elghleen of them naiuid
for him, while Schley and Sampson
have only lite ami three, reaiectlvely.
A dletcllc liillntb-lan Is Inclined to
attribute the pliynleal degeneracy of
the Porto Hicans to the fact that their
diet Is largely vegetarian. Theories to
the contrary, not withstanding, It I the
meat eating races that show vigor and
Admirals have acted no Inely ami ef
fcellwly In Crete that lard Salisbury
remarks, as a bit of premier pleasantry,
thai he has sometimes thought Kurnpe
woi.ld get on Itettcr If the cuMlieln
were dlniulnsi-d and admirals Installed
III their places. It has I n a great year
for admirals In seltllug crlth-al matters,
nnd our own Admiral Dewey's name
lends nil the rest.
Itccciilly Mr. Carnegie presented to
Homestead the line public library lie
bus hovn creeling there, ami on Hie
same evening In- I i like gift lo
Dihpienne, a village Ml tar from Home
atend. Ill haiullng over Hie new library
In Mr. Hell, a blacksmith of the Home
stead works, Mr. Cannae said: "Take
this building as the gift of one working
mail lo other worklngmcii;" for, since
lie first earned his living by the lalsir
of his ha nils, "My title to the name of
wnrkliiguiau must pass unc hullciigisl
In any part of the world."
1 The movement to discontinue the
practice of preying on the private com
nierce of an eliemy In lime of war has
brought lo Hie attention of the I're-I
dent In n memorial presented by a com
lull lee of the New York Chuiulier of
Coiiiuierce. It waa hardly an ixt-imlon
for ii Mr vv lieu the Urn I gun of I ho w ar
tiled by this country was across the
Ixivvs of a peaceful lumberman vv li
captain and crew were not aware Unit
hostilities had been declared. We were
so aenlous In the capture of defenst-lenn
prises Hint Inn) II not bMfl for Hie i
plolts of Dewey at Manila we should
have won the early ridicule rather than
Hie applause of the eagerly watching
powers of the old world.
The revival of the Olympic gnmes at
Athens a few years ago was an event
of Interest lo the world of scholarship.
At that time It was pMMMd lo hold
Intel untloiisl games nl I'arls In ItSKi
ml at New York In Hl llrcally in
the aurprlse of the representatives of
athletic the Trench government has
refused to entertalu the scheme of
holding such games in connection with
the I'arla ipoaltlon. Ilarou Cuuhcrtlu
lid his committee, however, arc not
discouraged and falling to secure lln
s net Ion of the government a III i in (hoy
will hold the guinea If necessary Hide
IH-inlenlly of Hie ttpttitMl atilhorltlea.
To great many aople the chief In
ten-st In the Olympic games eon-l-ts
lu Ihelr revival on the classic soil of
tJrveoo. That Ihey ran le suoco-nfully
transplanted Is yet to In- d. moaatrtttd.
In limes of prosperlly the prudent
man provides, to Hie bMl of his alitllty,
for hla family, lie looks forward that
Ita dally supply of nee.lt ami OMtfortl
may continue In the emergency of his
death. Uttta dally savings and aafa In
veatmenta lu lime accumulate to an
lit. umlaut provision for the ftitui. Hut
In this H-rlod, maybe even long before
thla wise provision haa grown to be ado
iunte to the nereaaltlea of the family,
death may remove i head, lor this
emergeucy there la one thing Mtdftl
good life-Insurance policy. It has In
come .julte ciiiumou for careful business
men lo protect their estates by life In
aurunce. II gives a cash fund llliine.il
ately available to lake the (dace of In
dividual credit, to meet obllfatlotis
falling due, lo carry ou the buntiH-aa. or
to prevent property from going to fore-
ad tfjs. Ill ll.ln Cilne life 1 111 II I u lie ill a V
The Increase of fiermnn and Ameri
can exports and a correaixuuliiig dt
ere.ise iii Itrlllnli foreign tiade Is giving
Hie merchants and iiiaimfaclurera
(Jn-at Ilrlialu no little anxiety. This
Increase was accounted for In vnrloua
ways by lue seleiitillc and teehiileiil
training of the Herman school and the
enormous advantage tin- l.'nlled Stales
enjoys in iinimfm tuilng fn llltles. due
to liuproved inaehluery,
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liu-lho.ls, etc. These fueturs umlotibl-
edly contributed to H.e result, but still
another reason wua adduced by tho
lirlllsh merchant and iinnufueturer
I In- greater sitlvlly, liitelllgeiu-e and
w hie uvv likeness of Herman and Amer
ican ennuis ami commercial travelers.
N THK rare against time the Uni
ted Slates bMl out the sun by two
minutes In oilier words the sun
never sets on Hie territory of this land.
It. fon- H e.iu si-t In om extreme Ita
face peeps above the oeenn at Ihe
tilher, nml on the loiigi-st day of tin
year the Hag Im-iiIs the nun II ml haa two
mllitlles to spare. Sixteen ininiHes ate
progressive n.i.i i ns tin- extreme limit lo any day
III Hie . r ..'i of time; the Hug has
elghli-eli over the half of the twenty
four hours. It Is a narrow margin, but
It will do, as the following demonstra
tion will show.
It wna not necessary for the I'nlted
Stalea navy to (aku the Cnnarles lu
Thla also may have something to do 1 r,,.r extend the territory eastward.
with the deeroasc In exports of Hri-ut
llrltaln from MsVOOO000 In UM to
MtfiOOfin In 1K7, while lu the same
perhMl those of (ierinnny liicreased
from I I7H,issi,(ssi m lUT.issi.issi and
Ihe taking of I'orto Hlco put the ex
It MM ensiern bOlvMfl Just ninety nilu
utes of loiigltudo farther east and six
minute of time lu the MM direction.
Dnsiiiort. Me., which for all the life of
tboee of Ihe Dal lad ItatM rose from H(, miiiou before the Spanish war, held
i i vI.issi.issi to i. !-... ho p. ,, i ,.
Kngllsb consuls thus ntt.icked have re
piled ami In 14911 have given their ac
cusers something lo think of. These
avant rourlera of MMMMM any thn
trouble arises largely from the met h
ds employed by Hie HrltMi merchant.
Accustomed to u monopoly of trade he
makes no effort lo secure It except upon
bin own terms. Hi- scatters beautiful
ly Illustrated catalogues, but tin y are
lu tils own lutigiiage, the prices are In
his own currency, and rarely Include
the cost of freight, duty ami delivery
to the purchaser's own Mirt or station.
Ills coiumcrclil travelers often speak
no language but Hielrow ti and the nier
chant or manufacturer does not si-ek
to cater to Hie tunics or whims of his
customers by the fashion of his prod
tlcta or the manlier of the packing, lu
short, Ihe consuls alllriu that It la tin
Itrlllnli merchant ami mil himself Hint
Is lo blame and thai Hie imiuufactUNf
has gone nlneep, "lulled by the ntlll
poli-ut opiate of a vnulnhed monopoly.''
As resM-cts Canadian trade, even with
the gr.-iil ndianiage of preferential dil
tics the Itrlllnli exporter Is scarcely
holillng his own. American Imports of
Iron and steel are Increasing In Canada,
even with n handicap of om- fourth
duty In favor of his lliliish compctlior.
DUbfMM of woikiiuinnlilp and luelh
o.s and b.-t er a.laptat Ion lu nevnls in
count for this result.
Ilnromelrli 1 litik.-nn.
"When lb- chickens nheils dull fed
ilalis friiui de neck down y..' kin ikon
tell dat de wllilah's gwlne lo In- col' nl
fin an' wii Inn an' mild nrtavvu'ds.
When .ley hlu-vln dull fiildalis fill 111 de
hilgn up yo' kin I.- t a 'p.issnin nuppa'
dat de wllltah's gwlne ter Ih- lit 1 It I tut
nil' col' eg blaxes tort a d de en." Ho
Jul "Country" Hordoti, high chief
weather observer mid superintendent
of the Sugar Town School of Astrol
ogy ami I'onllty tcclinlcn, to a lleiahl
ay al sah." he continued, "chickens It
de Is ntes' weddah pi .-nor V 11 lis dill dah
Is. I hain't bin 'vcsilgiitlu' din v ere
h. I. lice nb proguontlcks fer uautlilu',
1111 I knows what's what. Laws n inc.
hit do seem strange when I sees how
ileiii pcrfonscrs goes on n blow In' mi' n
blow lu' I. .ml dah weddah p'dlctloiis.
Hie honor, must now yield the palm to
I'orto Itlco. Hut the differ e Is com
paruHvely Milling. I'orto Itlco 1 0111
indices just out of tin- Saragossn sen
-In longitude Ik', degrees ,10 minutes
weat. Kuslport It within half a mile of
Hi degiccn wi-st. Thla makes the dif
ference ninety minutes of longitude lu
favor of I'orto Hlco. rifteen minutes
of loiic.it ml jmil i,nc minute of Hun-,
so tho Island wins by six minutes in
With I'orto Hlco for the extreme
eastern starting point, Ihe flag runs
with tin- mo to tin- Philippines Tak
ing .Manila as Ihe western point nl
though It Is not the extreme point -and
these I'nlted Stnli-a extend over
I s degrees inlliules and I seconds
of longitude. Thut Is nearly live de
grees more Hum half the clrciimfer-eui-e
of the earth. The difference lu
I lino between I'orto H loo's eastern
point nnd the cathedral In Manila Is
Ivteltc bnMn and eighteen minutes, lu
other words, when It was 5 n. m. In
I'orto Hlco Siiiunlay morning It was
4 II p. in. Friday In Manila. Tills Is,
of course, reckoning nil from east to
West. Of course out somewhere In the
mighty I'nclllc liny play fantastic
tricks and Mike their time from T0M0,
SliigiiHire or some other oriental city
mid lone n day, but that Is nnolher
Hut the sun pays no attention to the
rnt11tg eg of man; he Just goes on nnd
shows his face ns the earth rcvolvee 011
lis axis. So It will Ih- seen with this
wide variation of lime covering IbOd
sands of miles, the nun will not set III
Manila on I'rl.lay before It lias made
M Atlantic ruby red In the vicinity of
the easlcrti coast of the western contl
tu-lil. Ill I'orto Itlco II will have lilt. si
'its disc above Ihe tumbling waves for
: several minutes In the summer and not
be far away In the dead of winter. So
the Hag Is never wholly lu the dark
j these days. 11s the sun Hashes ou Ita
ensign nnd strlH-s somewhere lu the
Mftk every minutes of the day.
I These I'nlted Stales did not need to
'go iH-youd Ihelr original limits that la.
their transcontinental limits In be
larger than any oilier land on earth.
The Culled States ou this continent,
excluding Alaska and measuring In de
nn' I sex to me. Mtsiah Qtwdoa, yo' Rives or lougntmo outy continuous ter
shore knows n heap sight mo' 'Unit dls 1 ""'' n,v,'r" w uVgreca. This limit Is
ling den all de s-rfessers. Hen I goes ! lnVttg San Francisco as the western
lo work an' I takes one o' dcin lefneru ! objivtlve. alllioiigh the Cnllf.irnlii city
Offafl In Ha rnce with the sun. Starting
with the eastern limits of I'orto Hlco
In longitude degrees :: minutes
west, with the time II Mil at .'. n. 111..
the territorial limlta, longltudu and
time of day follow this schedule:
New York, longitude 7U degrees west,
time lilS n. m.
Chicago, longitude SS degrees West, time
3:1.-. a. m.
San rranrlv. longitude 122 degrees
went, time 1:1." a. m.
HoaoJalB, longitude 155 degrees welt,
time 1041 p. III.
Hnvvnon City, longitude 105 degrees
west, time lOtSI p. in.
Carolines, longitude 155 degrees east,
time 7:42 p. In.
I.nilrom n, l..ngitude 145 degrees east,
time 7:02 p. III.
Manila, longitude 122 degrees 58 min
utes east, time I ij p. nl.
Ill Ihe majority of these rase the
longitude Is taken from government
charts. Tin- others are approximated,
but so nearly that exnet meiisureineuts
will not show sulsitnntlal variation. It
Will In- aM-n, therefore, with the exact
FAVORITE OF A HAREM,
iteuniifui Brooklya i"'1 ,ho w,fe of
I'antiu In Morocco.
Tor two ye.ira pntt lovely Hrooklyn
girl has Is-eti Hie favorite wife of n rich
Moor living at Tangier. She claims to
be pefffCtlj happy, and declnn-a t lint
not on any account would ihe leave her
present home. Some facta regarding
thla remarkable young woman have
Just been brought to thla couutry by
Mrs, iiuider. n member of Um law- cUm
of New York L'ulverslly. She nnd her
husband have returned from an extend
ed wadding tour. In the course of w hich
they visited Tangier. While there Mr.
Haider secured for his wife permission
to visit the haretu of an euormously
wealthy pasha living III that quaint old
pluce. In one splendid apartment of the
palace Mrs. Haider found the most
lovely woman she had ever seen, A
guide In a w hisper Informed the visitor
Hint this was Ihe reigning favorite. The
U-nutlful creature did not louk like an
Oriental, nnd Mrs. Haider naked her a
question In French. The favorite smil
ingly replied In F.ngllsh, anylug that
was her native tougue. The accent sug-g.-sti-d
American education, nnd Mrs.
BMMf hinted as much. Thereupon the
Is-auty said she was n nnUve of Hrook-
BBOOKt.YN mm. IN A TinKISIl It A It KM.
HUMOR AND KINDNESS
Ihr s-li.ili of I'ernlu I nwHItoB o Yc
Our I Hou nK Wit.
The people of America pride them
iclves on being aide to see the humor
BM side of life, and smile a little MM
clllously at those more MMf li'!
who take Hiemsi Ivi s and their aJaetUB
stances too seriously; but llko every
other good thing a lively seiiee of hu
mor may In- abused, and ayfeM It leads
a nation to make Its guests w ish them
selves anywhere else rather than In
America. It has certainly gone a step
It Is said of the late Shnh of Persia
thai lu his desire to know more of the
world he would have come to America,
bin be fen red that the Americans
would make fun of Mm. Possibly his
staying away showed that he had al
ready galm d n Utile knowledge of the
I people of whom he Wafted to know
more, for Just the fale he dreaded In
1 fell the llrst and lust envoy from Persia
t -.Washington-Ills Kxcelleucy Hassan
' ObOtUf Khatii.
Tills rcprcscutntlve of n less civilized
land did not Hud his sojourn In Ameri
ca altogether to his llkllig. The Ameri
cans wen- amused ut him. and they let
j lil in see It. In appearance he cl..s. y
' resembled n mulatto, tin. I his attire was
I not of a uiodcst'style. Ills ears were
I decorated with large i a r rings, nnd Ills
J.-welry was of the loudest rhnrnctcr.
Ills ways, loo, were QOMfi nnd the
I newspapers found him n good subject
for humorous remarks. They mnde fun
I of his name and of bis oddities, nnd al
though he could speak but Imperfect
F.ngllsh ho kMW that he was being
made the butt of Jokea.
At Inst things came to a climax. At
the house of a distinguished resident
he waa refused admittance by n colored
servant, who took bin for a Virginia
uegro, nnd this alight, coming after
many other things that had tried his
temper, proved too much for hla equa
nimity. In a rage he proceeded to the
state Department la toy his grievance
before Secretary BltlM
"Daring niy stay In your country I
have bMl annoyed, and treated lu a
Way that a representative of Persia
should not 1m-," he said, "and the news
pnpers cartoon me. make verses about
my name, and hold nie up to general
"Hut you should not mind that," said
Mr. Illnlne. "Our President hna to put
up with cartoons, and the ridicule of
the comic papers."
"Yes." replied the minister, "your
President has to stand It. but I don't,
ami 1 shall return to my government."
To some souls such humor assumes
n not her aspect. Br Mat Kenan, lu writ
ing of his sinter Henrietta, tells n story
of her that shows her to have been sin
gularly winning In that kind of humor
which could 111 nny way hurt the feel
ings of Its subject. He says:
"I rtmemtet that as Wl were going
In boats ton fete In Lower llrlttany our
THE EFFECT OF THE COLORS.
Mcnlul Klcvutlon or lr.reaiou I a-tat.l
bjr - hwtr Tone.
TMfl Mi eolors that are refreshing
and broadening, others that absorb
light and give a Imxed up appearance
to a room, others that make a room
with n bleiik northern MPMWf or with
no exposure at all appear bright ami
cheerful; some Hint make a room up
pear warm, some that make It cold.
If a celling is to be made higher leave
It light, that It may nppear to recede.
Iifcpciilug the color used on the cell
ing would make It lower M effect do
suable U the room Is small nnd the
celling very high. Various tones of yel
low are substitutes for sunlight.
The thermometer seems to fall tlx de.
grees w hen you walk Into a blue room.
Yellow Is an advancing color; there
fore a room Utted up In yellow- will np
pear smaller than It la. Ou the other
hand, blue of a certain shade Introduc
ed generously Into a room will give au
idea of space. Bad makes M difference
lu regurd to silo. QNM makes very lit
tle. If a bright, tunny room gets Its light
from a tpace obtruded upon by russet
colored or yellow- painted huuace, or
else looks out upon a stretch of grceu
grass, It should be decorate. I In a color
very different from the shade chosen
If the light shade comes from only an
unbroken expanse of sky.
If olive or red browti be used In con
junction with mahogany furniture, the
result Is very dlffarvBl from what It
would be If blue were used. I'due
would develop the tawny orange lurk
lug lu the mahogany.
Itcd brings out In a room wlintcver
hint of green lurks lu Hie composition
of the other colors employed.
H recti needs sunlight to develop the
yellow lu It, mid makes It teem cheer
boat wat preceded by nnother In which I ehartreiise. the AmwteaB
Ate Huilng Hie Niivnl I i lit.
It s.i'iiis l hat Admiral Schley and
Captain Cook sat down to dinner while
the Hrooklyn was chasing ihe unfor
tunate but gallant Colon. There's
American assurance for you. At the
close of a tremendously Important bat
tle, which settled a war and changed
Hie map of Hie world, the com luniidera
ou the United States Hagshlp, pursuing
ut top speed the last of the enemy,
whose guns (till belched dellillice, sat
down lo dinner, whlih, no doubt, wua
served lu style and with u strict re
gard for ga.stronoinlc.il ellquetle.
"I will have a Ml of the tomato soup,"
remark. d the admiral. "Ah, that must
have been a live mid one half-Inch
shell, eh. capttlOl"
"Sounds like II-pass me the celery,"
replies Captain Cook.
With Hie cheese and black coffee and
cigars the enemy Is overhauled and
driven ashore, Hie Spanish sailors .lot
ting the sen like drowning rats and Die
aged Ccrvcra tearing his heard In tho
agony of dlaiater. Then, after qntt
chicks nu' I Taatlgnti-a. A'ter 1 'vet-
tlgutcs I set dat de vvc.l.lali done gwlne
ter Ih- col", or wiiliiu 'cold In' to de 'wes-
ligation. If dclii fowls puis dah beds
Mdftb dah wings lilt am bou' ter lie
mighty wa in. If My scratches de dirt
back when dcy hunts wo'uis, den hit
do Is- glllln' ready ter rain. Hah am
odder lings which I could tell yci. but
I hain't got no time. Jus' yo' 'member
dat ills yen- weddah p. II. tin' gwlne ter
lie lUllinn' When I gltn de new te'.e
scope what I'se llggerlu' on." Si. Jo
Where I lab Spend Hie Willi r.
James II. Chinch, of Tiverton, It. I.,
a recognised authority on tlx li and their
habits, thus writes: Fish are, except
the birds, Ihe heel pilots In the world.
Fuller, the birds or fish, know more
when asleep uIhuiI pUolll than a man
pilot dors w hell n w ake.
Now as to the habit of flsh. They
come ou ihe const in Hie spring, when
the migratory Instinct starts tlieiu out
of their winter'! sleep, lu winter they
are lu a dormant state, like Hie I war.
skunk and woo.lchu.k. The old t lie
ory that ttih migrated south It all
wrong. Kith simply leave Hie coast
and go off shore on the northern cdg.
of the s. til f Stream, get Into water el
Hie right temperature, and go lute win
Itefore the time comet for them to
tiart ou their mutual pilgrimage for
Ihelr winter quarters they haw- taken
on a g.. l cvuil o( fat. It Is under their
sklu, and their rtMMW. I'in-d with It,
ami It It alto all through their bod hi
w hen they arrive at Hie spot that they
have s. locied for their winter home.
Then there grows over Ihelr eyoe a
white Mm and ih. lr vent MMMi and
to ihey remain until the time comes tot
Ihem to start for their tutiiiuei home.
Saturday Kvculug Pett.
MMa or tin Lsmtcss,
The library of Hotdugeu has a lllbl
written on palm leaves. There ar
5.373 pages, each made of a single leaf.
Is not ns fur west as some others far
titer north. The difference In time be
txveen the extreme eastern const nt
Kuslport nnd San Francisco la three
hours and forty minutes, quite nn ex
tent of territory. From the sent of
government the time difference Is Just
Westward the star of empire, etc..
tins been excmplltlcd In nearly all that
the Fulled States have done. Most
people would believe that when II iwali
nnd the rest of the Sandwich group
WW! taken In by treaty Unit the west
ward limits were extended, yel this Is
far from being true. Honolulu Is 0
degree In longitude, or forty minutes
lu time, cist of Haw sou City, Alaska,
and over nn hour east of Hie extiemc
vv .-stern lluiltt of the northern tcirl
i lory. Hut n big Jump was made to the
. west until longitude began lo read east
I when Oewey licked Moutejo lu Manila
Incidentally these I'nlted Stales
cover a large amount of distance lu l it
Itude. They run fiom the arctic circle
to within hailing distance of the cqu.r
lor. If au enormous Hag were spread
out to that It would take in every thing
over which It now floats the accurate
measurements would Just slmui bring
all within Us border. The Philippines
run down to within the degree uorth
of Hie equator; the northern MM of
Alaska go well up to 72 or 73 do
grees north latitude. So It w ill Ih- seen
that a man must do a power of sailing
north, south, east nml west to get away
from parallels of latitude and lougl
Hide from which Ihe flag of America la
1 Climatically the country now runs
Ihe entire gamut of the earth. It has
hmcb1ou lu the torrid clime very
near me central ix-lt; II runs ror tie
grcc-s Into Ihe frigid at the top of the
cale. It take In every phase of at
mospherlc manlfeatatlon and disturb
an e fiom a typhoon to a blltxarvl. It
ranges from cllmea where Ice Is never
absent to .MM where 1 It never
west longitude of Folio Itlco set down
against nu isuully exact cast longi
tude, cntilllllig Isith from Hteciivvich,
for Manila, the total dl-tauce In de
grees, etc., nnd hours Is iWnl. The In
let 'mediate jMilnts outside of the conti
nental llmlls nre estlnuitisl from their
location ou the charts and may vary
ns much ns n couple of degrees. This,
however, would not make more than
eight minutes In lime variation.
known. Ill sonic of live new imasea
Nearly every man think It a greal 1 aUiua lev could aearvely Ih- maintained
Joke to claim to Ik- pooier Ihau he real tu ammonia process. hlle lu some
"' luxrl of Alaska It would ncai.s lt vt.-l.l
A SONG CONTEST.
How Hie Port of I'r vnu-r Ainnard
lltrinarlvra lu I'l.lrn Tiniea.
Kv.ileen Stein writes a story of the
days of good King BtM for the St.
Nicholas. It It Mlled I "The Page of
OotWl ltcytiuurd." and the following It
i so tie from It:
By and by King BtM came Into the
hall and took his seat on the throne.
He wore a rich robe of purple velvet,
embroidered nil over In the brightest
silks nnd gold; nnd after him came a
great troupe of troubadours and mil
n. 'singers, some carrying their own
harps or viols, and some followed by
Utile pages who bore their masters' .be
longings. As the good King Itetie looked at h's
g i.v company and the brilliantly hung
lull and Hie long tables, his eyes spar
kled with delight, and h's heart swelled
with pleasure when he thought of the
Coming contest; for he was never so
happy as when thus surrounded by his
dear troubadours, whom he loved to
niiike lu every way as happy as pot
Then, when all was ready, a gayiy
1 i nad afraid came Into tin- hall, and
kneeling before the King, and MWlMJ
to the assembled company, announced
the coining of the two counts, William
and Key n.iiird. All the other trouba
dours and mltiiieslugers stood up. and
King BtM smiled graciously ns the
two MblemeO entered, followed by
their pag. s. F erret and Henri, each of
w hom carried a viol bedecked with lotig
When Hie counts bad saluted the
King and taken their places before him,
he commanded a seneschal to bMl In
the pr.xc; and no ihe beautiful collar of
Jewel wa brought In upon a silver
tray ami placed on a carved tvuch In
po.nt of a flower w reashed lance, dls
played It lo all Ite company and an I
iioiiurcd the terms of the contest of ;
song alvut to take place.
All of which was certa'nly a great
dial better and prettier than the cu .
tomt of most of the other royal court j
of thai time. In all Ihe lands except '
where King It.-ne lived, when the peo
ple wanted euterialnuieut they used to
gather together to ee context called
tour n.s. incut, where noble lords tried to '
overthrew each other with real lances
ou which were no garlands. Hut King '
It. nc could liot endure such barbarous '
lyn. The visitor expressed a desire to
rescue her from degrading slavery and
was astonished to hear the girl say ns
alio nestled more luxuriously among
"Why, my dear ,1 wouldn't change
my poslilnn for Hint of nny oilier wom
nu lu Hie world. 1 nm perfectly happy
- as happy as n queen."
"Hut." said Mrs. Haider, "how did
you ever gel here? Were you stolen by
the pasha's people?"
"Oil. dear, no," was the reply. "I nm
the daughter of a Hrooklyn merchant,
My father was a widower and was lu
the habit of making a yuirly Kuropean
trip. I accompanied bltn twice. The
second trip we camt to the far cast.
While we W ere In Morocco - and quite
accidentally-the pasha s.-nv me and
(hero she hesitated and snilledl-well,
fell III love with me. I laitnot tell you
how 1 iHi-ame nware of the honor he
tho wad me, but I deliberately chose my
life here ns his wife. I have been the
favorite of the haretu ever since I an
te red It, more than two years ago. ami
I would not ho ntiyililiig else for the
world. Don't pity the American wife
of the grand pasha. It's a mere waste
were some poor ladles, who, wishing to
deck themselves for the occasion, had
hit on rather unfortunate and tasteless
arrangements, which excited the mirth
of the people who were with us. The
poor Indies perceived this, and I saw
my sister burst Into tears. It seemed
to her bnrbaroiis to make fun of good
pi-ople who were trying to forget UwlC
misfortunes In an hour's gaiety. In her
eyes abused persons Were to N- pitied,
nnd she stood up for them against those
who ridiculed Ihem."
Captain BlgabM an Artist.
One day In the spring of 1S75, when
the DaJly Qrtpbte, of New York, was
lu full swing of Its meteoric career, a
modest-looking young man called at the
art department of the paper, nt Its Fark
place ottices, with a package of sketch
es. The drawings wen- left for Inspec
tion, says the Philadelphia Times, and
tho artist, handing his address In
Brooklyn to the assistant of the art
editor, took his departure. The avail
ability of the work was manifested as
MM as the package was opened, aud a
comic series from the lot was repro
duced at once for the frout page.
Their appearance made quite a flut
ter among the art staff, for talent capa
ble of furnishing good comics lu pen
and Ink lu those day s w as a scarce nu.'
costly article. The page was signed
"S..', and that was all the staff knew
about It until there wai I general shov
Ing about of work desks to make room
"fort Mr. Slgsl.ee." Hut Mr. Slgslw-e
did not materialise, nor did the supply
' . I .. . i . i . t
the King. Then a herald stepped er.u.., iimuj uraw.ngs con-
... . ... . tlnue.
ami. iiiinig iiiv collar uh.ii uie j
til i.rtinmt - Heroine.
One of the eccentricities of the Eng
lish language was lately brought to the
notice of a New England woman by bet
BWOdlab maid. The girl had attended
n night school for some weeks, and was
much delighted with h.-r attainments in
Kngllsh. She expressed her or lab to
try her knowledge of the language by
reading a story, ami not mistress rec
ommended for her perusal one called
"A Modern Cinderella," In n magazine.
It was short, simply worded, and ap
peared not to present any linguistic
"Hid you like It, Berth f asked the
mistress when the magazine wus re
turned to her.
"Yas, ma'am," replied the girl, slow
ly, "but 1 tm sorry she had so much
trouble and dose glass eyes, too. My
brudder, he had one glass eye, nnd It
was vera hard for him."
"Why, 1 dldu't remember about her
having glass eyes," said the mistress.
Btrtha unfolded the magazine, and
pointed with a respectful linger to tho
following undeniable proofs:
"Aa Folly moved about the kitchen,
doing her work, her eyes suddenly fell
on the letter w hich lay unopened In her
" 'Keep your eyes where they belong,'
said that lady sharply; nnd poor Polly
COtOMd with shame." Youth's Companion.
mini', appears ou deck and orders nil
bonis lowered ami all efforts made to
save the Uvea of the saturated Span
Tin-re ought to be fulrly good ma
ferial in this Incident for a light Opart.
There wns nothing half so naive or
amusing lu "Pinafore." Kansas City
Tho Stage In Sliiikapeure'M Dine.
John Churl. in Collins, the dtftlB-giii-iicd
essay 1st aud Quarterly Bar lew
er. has been led tiling on the theater of
Sh.ikspeare's lime. Tiie typical theater
then Wiis of wood, circular or hexagon
al In form, being modeled externally on
Hie general structure of the old amphi
theaters for bull and bear balling. Tim
Interior was fashioned after the man
ner of an Inn yard. The pit was scorch
ed by the sun, while Hie actors were
protected by a thatched penthouse. The
scenery was supplied by the Imagina
tion of the audience, but what wna
lacking In scenery was made up In
noise and bustle, things being kept
very lively In that direction. The most
numerous class among tho audience
were roistering apprentices.
On the stage and In olher parts wcro
fashionable dandles, swashbucklers,
writers and nctors. These, It Is Inter
esting to know, always bad a fn-c pass.
The play lusted two hours on an nver
nge, nnd. considering the noise nml the
smells which accompanied the perform
ance, one was, Mr. Collins presumed,
not sorry when "the nctors dropped on
their knees lo pray for the queeu."
An actor wake a hit w lieu he strike. elevti.dly.
the manager for aa Increase In salary I 1 Uu) tfi chart wblcb the uatlou
It became known that the art editor
had duly not. fled Mr. Slgslvee that h's
sketches were accepted, and that he
would te g.ven a place upon the art
staff at once. Would Mr. Slgslvee please
be on hand uimn Monday inoruing?
Hut the Watt rolled by, and then- w as
no Mr. Slgsbee. The art editor was
unspeakably astonished. He then wrote
(Mil more urgently to the coy but de
tlrahle artist, and this time he got an
atuvver: 'Lleuteuant Commander
Charlo 8Igslee. V. R. N.. ends hi
compliment, and beg to ay that a
be I at present In command of a Hov-
.-riniienl sti'-i he i-nnn.it ...... ... ... -'
display, and o in bit palace no one I yon offered."
fought another except with pretty i
vers. , aud the best poet waa the chain A little music makes a man aa disa
. - a- I greeahlt aa a little learning.
" .Montr Crista " Outdone.
The Increase of wealth has been pro
digious since the time of our civil war.
especially lu America. When I vv-is a
Isiy, any one who hnd one hundred
thousand dollars to his name was con
sidered fairly rich; but at present peo
ple think little of a trifle like that.
Kveu In Kurope, where fortunes are
gained much less rapidly than with us,
a property must now- be many times
larger than In the first half of tho c.-n-tury,
before It begins to dazzle society.
I suppose some of you have read "Moti.
te Crlsto;" and you know that
a Youthful Ftnaaolen
"Mamma," sild a little fellow after
he returned from church Inst night,
"does the Lord kttp books against ev
erybody en ttrtbf
"Yes, my son," tho mother nnsworcd,
"in the great record of time tho nets of
erery one nre registered. If w-e do
good, It Is to our credit, and If we do
evil It Is on the debit side."
"Then, mother." the little Imp asked,
"how much discount will the Lord llg
ure ou the n'ckel with n bolt In it I put
In the contribution box to-night, nnd
will 1 get credit for the face value nnd
be charged With the discount 1"
The future BtMOCltr was hustled off
to bed as soou as evening prayer was
When nn earthquake occurs the en
tire crust or surface of the earth expe
riences some effects of the disturbance.
An earthquake In Calcutta which was
accurately recorded gave n basis for
tilings were too extravagant for the I determining the speed of transmission
oi me wave of disturbance due to the
imagination ot Alexandre Dumas. He
meant that his romantic hero should
lead the whole world In magnificence,
aud probably thought of giving hlni
the biggest bank account ever heard of.
Hut Monte Crlsto was worth only a
fraction of what several real men now
living can show. This was not the sort
of mistake you would have expected
from Dumas. It would have cos; bin
only a stroke of the pen to multiply the
hoard In the Mediterranean Island a
hundred times; but although his novel
w as WrittM w hen he wns 40 years old
he could not foresee that his Action
would be utterly distanced by sol'd
fact Nfore he died. St. Nicholas.
shook. The disturbance was reglston-d
at the Edinburgh Observatory, thou
sands of miles distant, nnd gave n speed
of transmission of six nnd tWO-tenthl
miles per second for the heavier shocks
and less than two miles per second for
Ha- lighter ones.
Char.varl Tor the lUbhlts.
Kngllsh fanners, who know It l
against the law to use ferret to drive
out rabbits, plnee In the burrow a rul
ber hose with a tin horn on the end in
serted They they blow the horn nud
bunny comet out In quick order.
H lichen, led Spitnl ard.
There nre nans of Kntln vhaaa ihe
T... ii i7 . -r . I Utignown except In picture.
T ie II, . res The man I marry mu The men. when they need a covering.
nlV-ir,e :U1M 7v- ''"'.I0' 0"h"18 i" 0P taClf ht,aJ "en
andclexcr. MMtrt M ttjttl aM flower.
Mr. ltrokc- IVvesu't It
that we should have met? -Ha r,,-.
A married woman can t be hapnr
without creating the Imptv.slon that
the haa risen above ner trouble.
Prof. Proctor assert that ITO.Ofst.nOO
people lived and died In America befora
Pleaaure tbtt lan't (bared with an
other loaea half lu power to pleaaa.