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"RECKON! NO TIME.
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Uncle 8am Governs His ,Clock,by
Observing One of the Fixed Stare.
The United -States government does
not mane use of tho sun In reckoning
time, but Instead, ono ot the "fllxcil
stars" ,as they ,are called. Evory clear
night an astronomer, with a blgtole
scope, lookB at certain ot these ,Btars
nnd makes his" cacculatious, from
whlhc he can tell Just when the sun
would croas tho 7Gtli meridian. Ono
ot the great clocks In the observatory
Is called the transmitter, because It
transmits or sends out tho signal
that keeps Btandard time. This clock
Is Bet and regulated by tho Btar-tlmo,
and ,thou evory day at three minutes
and' 15seconds before 12, a switch Is
turned on and the beats ot tho pcndiv
-Jum of' this clock aro sent by electric-
,lty over tho wires to the ofllces In
VnshIngton nnd Now York? When
the telegraph operators hear this
sound on their Instruments they
know that tho noon signal Is about to
be sent out and they at once begin to
connect tho telegraph wires with
other towns and cities until In a mln
lite or two tho "tick, tick" of the
clock nt Washington is heard In hund
reds ot telegraph offices. The bents
stop at 10 seconds boforo 12, as a no
tice that the next tick will bo the
noon signal, and so as to give the
operators time to connect their
clocks. There aro time balls in a
great many cities, usually on top of
some prominent building, whore they
can easily bo Been. The one nt Wash
ington Is on the roof of the stnte,
war and navy department building,
nt the top of a high pole, ready to
drop at the instant the signal comes
ovor the wires. In tho government
ofllces at Washington, and In ninny
places in other cities there are large
clocks connected with tho observa
tory by electricity. These are so ar
ranged that when tho 12 o'clock sig
nal is flashed over the wires tho
hands of ' each one of" these clocks
spring jo 12, no .matter .what time, tho
clock may show; in this way hund
reds of clocks aresot to the correct
time each day. '
Well, the moment the sun is sup
posed to cross'"the 75th meridian the
telegraph Instruments glvo a signal
tick, the .time balls drop, the" clocks
begin to strlkeand everybody in the
dlBtriqt kniiws it is 12, o'clock.
Go&rrimenV'offfclaf Reports 70 Fac
.orWrftfaking tKe Product for Amer
Te bu'slhegg of renovating butter
nas.necomo one or tho enormous in-
BtitutiQnj2Df Jliu.iood -manufacturers
in the United States. Last year the
government officials-, rgporjed ..that
uuuul u renovating lactones were In
operation. The largest jono manufac
tured and sdid In 'one' year 4,500,000
pounds of reppvated, buttqr. Another
recently "started has,n, output of 40,
000 cpunds dafly?' 'Estimating the con
cerns., at 1,000,000 pounds each,for the
VeaT,.pne may giics9".'no"muc6 at the
7actorJnado product, is consumed by
the working peu?Jpwh6'purchase ren
ovated butter, often .refrrcapnted to bo
just ap good as crcamory.
Major jLCwIs Wells, government in
spector of renovatb'd butter. Bays:
"The foundation stock Is In the main,
a low 'grade of butter usually unfit
for the table. It largely comes from
the country stores in districts where
dairying Is not carried on. While
kept at the points of receipt its sur
roundings are, as' a rule, not such as
to guard against Its; contamination
from foreign substance's and"obnqxIous
"odors. Formerly this was a drug on
the market, but how It Is bought up
eagerly and goes to tho renovating es
jBbllshmentB, and often Is put In cold
torftg( to await cold weather and
higher , prices."
Serene, I fold my 'hands and wait,
Nor 'core for wind, or tide, or soa;
I. ravo, no mora 'gainst Time or Fate,
For lot my own. shall come. to me.
I stay my 'hasto, I make delays,
.For what, avails this eager, pace?
I Btand amid tho eternal ways.
And what Is mine Bhall 'know my
Asleep, awake, by night or day,
The friends I seek nre seeking me.
No wind enn drive my bnrk astray,
Nor change tho tide of destiny.
What matter If I stnnd alone?
I wait with joy the coming years;
My heart sbnll reap where it hath
And garner up Its fruit of tears. -
The wntcrs know their own, nnd draw
The brouk flint springs in yonder
So flows the good with equal law
Unto the soul of pure delight.
The stars como nightly to the sky,
. The tldnl wnve unto the Bea;
Nor time, nor space nor deep, nor
Can keep my own away from mo.
John Burroughs, now traveling with
Information has been received 'by
Colonel J. A .Ockcrson, chief of tho
department ' of liberal arts at the
World's Fair, St. Louis, 'that engineer
ing exhibits from the Argcntlno "Re
public have been shipped to the Ar
gentine consul-general at. New York
city and will be forwarded to St,.
Husband -I should like to have one
good, long smoke without, your inter
ference. Wife You'll have plenty of
time for that after you are dead.
"Does he Interest himself In
books?" "No," sniffed Mrs. Newrlch;
"my husband lias clerks to do that for
him." Detroit Free Press.
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1 OUR OLD COFFEE POT.
I want to hoar the simmer
Of the old coffee pot;
I want to hear It hummin'
When it's gettin' good and hot;
I want to see the vapor rise
Like Incense in the room.
And float about a-flllin'
Every corner with, pqrfume, , .
O, It Isn't very often
That a' feller gels the besf
Bnt when he does it's like a whiff
A-comin' from tho West;
It's like n rush of springtime
Across a growin' field,
A-flllln' you with a. dreams of what
Tho harvest'time'Il yield
I love the .smell of roses
Along about in Juno;
And I'd hang around and listen
To almost any tuno;
But the fragrance and the music
That nothln' olso has' got
Are the odor and the simmer
Of tho old coffee pot.
-John W. Fellow, In Dillon Double-Jack.
Brought 21,865 Feet of Letters.
An immense amount of mall was
brought ovor by tho White 8tar llnor
Teutonic, which has just arrived at
New York. There were ti,270 let
ters alone. Allowing five inches as
the average letter of each onvelope,
this connected would mako a single
string end to end 21,865 feet, or more
than four miles.
The 870 bags of second-class mall
matter would mako a column exactly
870 feet high, allowing one foot as the
thickness of each bag. It Tequlred
exactly 30 minutes for tho 20 men en
gaged In discharging this mall to put
it all aboard the mall boat Postmaster
General, of the upper quarantine station.
Have all that delightful flavor and freshness ot fresh
Vegetables without a suggestion of a trace of the "canny"
taste common to ordinary brands.
First-class Grocers handle Monopole Fruits and Vegetables.
ACCEPT NO IMITATIONS OR SUBSUITUTES
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Monopole Grocers and Dry Coffee Roasters
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