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The Ballet in Russia.
In St Petersburg, they take
the art seriously. There ballets have
a continuance of three hours, and the
theater then is the rendezvous of the
smartest, the most artistic and the
very aristocratic sets. It has the full
Indorsement of royalty. Thc ballet
too, takes the place of pantomine for
children, and frequently a hall of
amusement is thronged with the little
people all arrayed in their "best
The special event of the winter sea
son has been the production of The
Mikado's Daughter, a ballet by Vla
dimir Langammer, the general man
ager of the Imperial Theatre Marie, one
of the three royal playhouses of the
Russian capital. It ha? been drawing
crowded houses and distinguished, au
diences, and there has not been such
a terpsichorean success since Tschai
kowsky's The Beauty cf the Sleeping
The ballet ls entrancingly danced,
all Russian ballets are, by the premiere
danseuse, Mlle. Kchessinskaia, a na
tive, educated in the imperial schools,
of which she possesses all the qualities
-Immense ease and facile grace. The
Russians call it the French school of
dancing to distinguish it from the
Italian method. Mlle. Kehessinskaia,
though not precisely beautiful, is
something more interesting in her ele
gant, attractive fragility and lends
much finish to M. Langammer's clever
and exquisitely conceived idea. She
is as light as thistle down before the
breeze, and soap bubbles do not sus
tain themselves in space with more
airy ease than does this charming
The Mikado's Daughter is just what
a ballet should be-coherent, intelligi
ble idealism, based on strictly accurate
realism. The music, by Baron Wra?"
gel, is original, well adapted to the
subject and full of tuneful, restful
charm and entrancing melodies.
To write the excellet libictto the
author has evidently studied all the
best authorities on Japan, and the re
sult is a highly entertaining object les
son on the habits, customs and ido
syncrasies of the Mikado's subjects.
A premiere danseuse is not indis
pensable to this ballet, which is called
"a fantastic," though it is much more
a ballet of manners and character, and
states that the promise of a school of i
stage representation at the present |
hour. A leading dramatic authority |
states that the promise cf a school for
pantomime in Paris, following ch-sely !
the disappearance of the school for
ballet in Milan, is evidence of the way
things are drifting more or less con
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OUK BUDGET OF HUMOR
LAUGHTER-PROVOKING STORIES FOR
LOVERS OF FUN.
Sect and Epicurean-SIJO Thought Ko
iras Asleep-Froper Classification-Im
possible-Easy to Cues;-Qualified
The Pear Things-Evasion, Etc., Etc.
Tbe dandelion's told now gleams
So thickly o'er the meadow lot,
That, to our loving gaze, it sooms
A gnyly blooming garden spot;
And to onr weary soul3 it means
Renewal of joys long since forgot;
They make tho very finest greens
That over graced a dinner pot.
"Borrowing is a disease," said Big
bee in self-justification.
"And lending is insanity," replied
Small, significantly. - Philadelphia
Sho Thought He TTas Asleep.
"Papa, what is a financial forecast?"
"It's the way your mother looks
through my pocketbook af. night be
fore she asks me for money next morn
ing. "-Chicago Record.
Easy to Guc9S.
McSwatters-"See that man over
there. He's a woman hater."
MoSwitters- "Humph! anybody
could tell that by the sloppy clothes
ho wears."-Syracuse Herald.
"Ain't I little bow legged?" asked
the dubious young man.
"Bow legged?" said the tailor. "The
idea! Your lower limbs, sir, are abso
lutely without a parallel!"-Indiana
Weaver-"Poetry is something that
is born in one; it cannot bo acquired.
The making of poetry is a gift."
Beaver-"So is the disposing of if,
BO far as I have had any experience.''
"How did Fakem, the hypnotist, get
along on his last trip?"
"First rate, until he tried the im
possible. He hypnotized a tramp
one day and tried II make him eaw
"So Blix passed his law examina
jtions with flying colors?"
j "Yes. tho examining committee pro
ipounded one hundred principal laws
Ito him, and he told how ninety-five of
;them could be evaded."-Detroit Jour
Still Another Order.
"What's this new patriotic order
Smith has founded?"
"Cousins of the Fievolution. Yen
see, Smith's great-grandmother prom
ised to bo a sisler of a man who after
ward fought in the War of Independ
The Dear Tilings.
Ho-"You know- Jones'.'i wife, an
old schoolfellow of years; tell me, is
She (her dearest friend)-"I should
say decidedly not, or she wouldn't be
so fond of hearing the sound of her
"Tho blush of dawn!" commented
the sarcastic boarder, who had found
a bit of verso in ono of tho papers.
"Why should the dawn blush?"
"Probably," suggested Asbury Pep
pers, "over the recollection of the
night. "-Cincinnati Enquirer.
Had >'o ether to Turn.
Sabbath School Teacher-"Why,
Petey Murphy! Fighting again 1 Did
not last Sunday's lesson teach that
when voa are struck on one cheek to
turn the other to the striker?"
Petey Murphy-"Yes'm; but he
belted me on the nose, an' I only got
Mrs. Williston-"How is it, Colonel,
that you have no medals? All the
other officers of your regiment have
lots of them."
Colonel Copeton-"Well, you see, I
don't belong to any bicycle club, and
never made a century run in my life."
The Stove Went Oat,
Mistress-"Get dinner to-day on
the gasoline stove, Bridget."
Bridget--"Plaze, mum, I did thr-y.
but th' stove wint out."
Mistress-"Try again, then."
Bridget-"lis, mum, but it's not
come back yit. It wint out t'rough
th' roof."-New York Weekly.
Johnnie-"Mr. Newrich, you anc
sister must have had a pretty big
A Mr. X.-"What makes you think so,
Johnnie-" 'Cause I heard mamma
say you'd been makin' up to her foi
tho lust two or three weeks."-Brook;
Little Willie Knew.
Sunday-school Teacher- "Come,
now, children, tell me, what house is
always oten to everybody-to the rich
and the poor, the young and the old,
the sick and th9 well? Do you know
what house I mean?"
Little Willie-"Yeth, ma'am; 1
Teacher-"Well", Willie, what house
Willie-"The police station."
It was on a crowded suburban cai
ont of Washington, one day last sum
mer, that a middle-aged woman, carry
ing a fretful baby, was forced to
squeeze herself into a small space left
vacant beside a dapper youth of possi
bly twenty years. His countenance
had all the expression of his immacu
late white suit, except for a look ol
disgust which he assumed as tho baby,
in its restlessness, would touch him
with foot ?r hand. Finally he turned
toward the woman and inquired, iu n
tone quite audible to those near him:
"Ah, beg pawdou, madam, but has
this child anything-ah-contagious?"
The nurse was a motherly-looking
woman. Glancing compassionately at
him through her gold rimmed specta
cles, she remarked, meditatively:
"Well, now, I don't know, young
man; but-ah-it might be to you.
After this, for thc few moments be
fore he left tho car, the young ma.Vs
face was a study in expression.-Har
Hough on the Doctors.
A newspaper printed in Spokane,
Wash., has announced its intention to
"publish the name of the attending
physician in each case Avhere the
patient dies." The language of the
announcement is somewhat ambigu
ous, yet the purpose is sufficiently in
telligible to enable it to be character
ized as colossally impudent.-Medi
The average consumption of Cali
fornia wine is 22,000,000 gallons, but
tho wine crop is short this year by
nearly fifty per cent,
? Clover nnd Grass.
Wherever it is intended to let the
seeding lie moro than two years be
fore plowing, some grass seed should
always be sown with clover. In fact,
says the American Cultivator we
think somo grass and seed ought
to be sown any way, as failure to get
a seeding somewhere else may mako it
necessary to koop tho field "n grass a
year longer than is intended. The
only question is, what gi;ss seed
shall bo sown? Timothy is ti.** uni
versal standby. But it is not ready
to cut when the clover is, and it also
runs out after a few years, unless an
nually top dressed. Orchard grass is
more permanent, but it requires three
or four years to fully cover the sur
face. If clover and timothy and or
chard grass are sown together, ?hey
will cover the laud in the same alter
nation we have named.
Horns on Domestic Animal?.
All the reason for horns un any
domestic animal ceased when they
came wholly under man's protecting
care. It was all right for the animal
to defend itself with horns while ex
posed to predatory animals, like wolves
and bears. When cattle run wild, as
they long did in the Stato of Texas,
and as they still do on the plains of
South America, their horns constantly
increased in length aud formidable
ness. But under civilized conditions
there is no need for horns. In some
breeds they have already bean bred
off. This will doubtless become more
general, ns dishorning at least thc
cows has become a quite general prac
tice. Calves may be prevented from
ever growing a horn by applying a
stick of potash on the head where tho
horns would start, and removing the
hair, so that the potash will make a
slight sore on the skin.
Guessing Weight of Stock.
It is surprising how many farmers
who grow live stock which they some
time expect to sell on the hoof tako so
little care to ascertain its weight.
Their ignorance in this matter often
costs them dear, as the butcher or
other person who buys of them gen
erally is supplied with scales, and
can generally guess within a few
pounds what au animal will weigh.
In the writer's boyhood, his father
frequently bought cattle and sheep to
be fed a while, and then butchered, to
Bupply his customers with beef aud
mutton. It does not take long to
learn how to guess on the weight of a
beef. The size alone is not always a
criterion. Old cattle, and especially
old cows, will not weigh so heavy ns
they look, and will usually have more
of their weight in side fat, now worth
very little, owing to the competition
of colton-seed oil and other vegetable
EJ?CS For Early Chiclccus. ?T:
It is a mistaken custom of some
farmers to sell the first laying of eggs
m tho spring, because they are then
higher priced, and also partly because
unless extra care is taken of the chicks
many of them will perish from ex
posure to cold and wet. But this
policy makes the chickens como too
late to be first-rate layers next winter.
What is needed is fowis early enough
so that they will get their winter coat
of feathers, lay a litter of egjs and
have time to recover from this and get
to laying again before oold weather.
It is very raro that young hens begin
laying during severe cold weather, and
especially just after they have finished
moulting. But let them be early
enough to lay one setting of eggs, and
they will, if fed well with the proper
egg-making. food, soon begin to. lay
again, .injw?utertho hens are muon
less inclined to sit than they aro in
spring or summer. If they do seem
inclined to sit, give them lumps of ice
for eggs and they will give it up. Kot
even this will stop a ben in summer,
when her determination to sit is
stronger. . Late chickens do not usu
ally begin laying until spring is fully
come. It is better to trust an incu
bator for thc earliest hatching of eggs,
for not only is the hen's time more
valuable then for laying, but she can
not bo depended upon to sit steadily
until later in tho season.
Sowing Toas and Oats.
For the northern section of the
United States and south Canada, pos
sibly no forage crop is more valuable
than a mixture of field peas and oats
seeded in the spring as soon as thc
ground iain con lition to be worked.
The common method of sowing is to
clear tho ground, intended for the
crop, of oovnstalks or other rubbish,
sow on the ground a bushel of pea
seed to the acre, then plow under to a
depth of about four inches. Before
the field is worked further sow a
bushel aud a halt' per acre of oats and
cover well with a harrow, continuing
thc work until the ground of thc seed
bed is well fined and compacted. No
farther treatment will be needed un
til the crop is to be harvested.
Some farmers prefer to plow the
ground as for oats, then make a mix
ture of the seed in proportion to one
bushel of peas to li of oats and sow
this, putting the seed down to a depth
of about 3 i to four inches. If the
ground is in first-class condition, this
can be readily done and possibly more
satisfactorily, but in early spring thc
soil is usually wet and the method of
sowing on broadcast as first described
If this crop is wanted for the grain
particularly, allow the seed of both to
mature, then cut, place in shocks and
thresh as any other grain crop. The
grain is ground to a fino meal and is
then ready for the stock. It contains
a largo percentage of nitrogenous
material and is excellent for balancing
the ration. The crop is also an ex
cellent one for soiling and for this
purpose should be cut just before or
just about the time the bloom-begins
rn appear. By sowing a number of
. ls at different dates tho feeding
period may be extended over several
Mixtures of peas, oats and wheat in
any proportion desired, sown and har
vested as described for peas and oats,
have been found valuable, particular
ly in sections where much attention
is given to furnishing animals for
criti . markets or for securing high
grade dairy products. These crops
may be harvested for hay, in which
case they should be got when in full
bloom, or just a little before, and
thoroughly cured. Thc difficulty with
this crop is that because of tho thick
leaves and steins of the peas, curing
is exceedingly difficult, particularly in
a moist climate or during a wet sea
son. If properly cured, however, the
resulting hay is as valuable as well
cured clover and is used on the same
basis. Theso crops are receiving
more and more attention and every
farmer who raises stock should try a
small field this season.-American
Wooden Pavements Condemned.
Wooden pavements in' Paris have
been condemned, as they serve" as a
breeding place for all kinds oC danger
Most Interesting Bellos.' '
The wedding dress il Mrs. Monroe
and the lace shawl of Martha Wash
ington will add to the attractions of
the "Virginia Table" at the Confed
erate Belief Bazaar soon to be held in
A Varied Career.
The wife of the late President Bar
rios of Guatemala was Miss Alge Ben
ton, and was for some time an inmate
of the Protestant orphan asylum ol
Mobile, Ala. She afterwards became
an actress, and it was during her stag?
life that Barrios met her.
To Removo irecklos.
Yoi y delicate skin freckles easily.
A few of these "kisses of the sun god"
are supposed to accentuate the white
ness of a pretty skin, but too manj
are most harassing to the soul of $
woman. If a mask of thin muslin,
dipped in buttermilk frequently, ia
worn for a day immediately after the
freckles make their appearance, all
trace of them will vanish. Holes for
the mouth and eyes must be out in the
An Ancient Bulo Abrogated.
Tho announcement that the 10
o'clock retiring rule has been rescind
ed by the management of Yas3ar Col
lege will be pleasant news to all peo
ple of common sense. It is a relic of
the ancient time when there were no
decent lights or lamps for night study
and also when everybody went to bed
early in order to get up before the
dawn. The world has progressed so
far that a person can study more
safely by a good study lamp than by
the light of day. In regard to early
rising there is now no doubt that it is
an objectionable habit. The air of
the early morning is not good until it
has been warmed and purified by the
sun. Tho chemical quality of sun
light starts every living green thing
to work attacking tho impurities in
the atmosphere and also breaks up
many of the latter directly.-New
York Mail and Express.
Tho High Hat in Boston.
The ladies of Boston have protested
against tho ordinance which forbids
them to wear hats in the theatre on
the ground that sitting without any
head covering at all subjects them to
liability to catch cold. They desire
to have tho law amended so as to
permit them to wear small hats, which,.
they declaro, will not interfere with
the liue of sight of any person. No
doubt these ladies mean well, but as
usual they are illogical. Let the
ordinance be amended so as to make
it compulsory for the ladies to wear
bonnets or hats of small size when
ever they go to any place of amuse
ment. That will sattle the catching
cold question. Not even a Boston
womau will consent to wear a bonnet
or a hat in her opera box. But if she
does not need it there she does not
need ft auywhero-except for looks.
And where is tho mau who does not
know what a nuisance is the small
evening headdress, with its ceaseless
ly bobbing feather '!-New York Times.
Tho Bachelor Girl.
"She is wise in one respect, is this
bachelor girl," Bath Ashmore writes
in the Ladies' Hbrac Journal.- "She
has learned thc art of gathering years
gracefully. She appreciates, as she
loses her youth, that she must pay
more regard to her appearance, and
that in life's picture she must always
be a figure that looks well. Here the
bachelor girl rise3 superior to the old
maid, for with all the old maid's gen
tleness she.waa a.. bit inclined toward
dowdiness. Tho' bachelor girl im
presses you, when you meet her, with
her naturalness. Perhaps, as you
grow to know her .well, you may wish
that her natural manner did not tend
toward brusqueness; but at least she
is truthful. She is a woman of busi
ness, and she is gradually learning
that to succeed, alike in business and
in society, she must follow tli9 exam
ple of her brother and not carry her
workaday worries or joys into iher so
cial life. She must leam the art of
being a grub or a butterfly as time and
place demand. She is fond of pleas
ure, and being healthy and happy she
is kind and charitable."
Alistan Indian "Women.
Writing of the "Indian Women, of
Alaska aud Their Handiwork," in the
Woman's Home Companion, Olivo
McGregor says: "The huge expres
sionless face of an Alaska Indian
woman shows but little evidence of
any ambition or ability to perform
even tho simplest features of domestic
art, and yet tho skillful and artistic
results of the handiwork of these un
tutored aborigines is much sought af
ter by tourists who visit their villages
during the summer. Moreover,
though tho women are all fat and
lazy-looking, their lives are not unin
terrupted ease, notwithstanding that
their needs are few. Abundance of
fuel is all about them, and food, which
Avith them is synonymous with fish,
swims almost to their doors. But the
procuring as well as tho preparing of
this food is all accomplished by the
women. During the summer they
leave tho villages and towns for the
islauds in less frequented waters,
where they camp for weeks at a time,
catching and curing the fish for winter
use, while the men lazily watch them,
or paddle the canoe, or otherwise
' 'If an Indian's wife is in ill health
or too old to work, ho marries anoth
er younger wife, usually a relative of
the first one, who is expected to pro
vide tho food, while the first wife
cares for the house and children.
Fish and berries furnishing almost
the only food of these people, the
women have little scope or ambition
for developing culinary art, but in
matters of personal adornment they
take keen delight. During the long,
dark winter they weave beautiful
blankets and baskets for their own
use and to sell. The blankets are
made from the strong rough wool of
the wild mountain sheep. Yet some
of these aro as soft as silk, and in
beauty of coloring and intricacy of de
sign rival the Oriental rugs and hang
ings. It usually takes a woman six
months to complete one blauket, but
mauy of I hem sell for prices ranging
from fifty to two hundred dollars.
The much-sought-after, genuine Chil
kat blanket is about four feet lot g '
and two and one half feet wide at each
end, but as one side is pointed, the
center is a foot wider than the ends,
and on this side is ornamented with a
ten-inch fringe. These ave worn in I
the dance, thrown around the shoal- 1
ders, with the pointed fringe side
hanging down. The design is gro- j
tesque, consisting of conventional- |
ized faces of men and animals in pale
! green, outlined with black on a white
j ground. Sometimes dull blue takes
the place of tho pale green. A pe
culiarity which stamps their genuine
ness is a fine thread or shaving of
deerskin in the center of each hard
twisted strand of wild sheep's wool
yarn, of which they aro rando, render?
I bg them almost JudoetructiblQ,"
WHEN MY SHIP COMES IN.
Tho sun will bo low In the Western sky,
With white olouda drifting lazily by,
Where the sea and borhion together Ile,
When my ship come3 sailing in.
Out o? tho mists o? gathering night
Into the crimson sunset light,
With its fading dream o? a day once
My ship coL.es'saillng in.
Across tho bay its whito salis gloam,
In tho sky above tho bright star? beam,
Like a shadow ship in a shadow dream,
My ship comes sailing in.
Over tho waves by t lie broezes fanneij,
! Loadod with gold from tho Yukon's sand.
To where I wait upon tho land,
My ship comos sailing in.
Oh, tho man nt tho helm is good and bravo
Ho hoods not tho wind nor tho tossing
? "? wave,
Nor the voices that call from tho doop sea's
As my ship comos sailing In.
I'll woit and watch tlirough tho weary
With alternate hopes and despairing fears,
T?1 on tho horizon a sail appears
And my ship comes sailing in.
-Edith M. Church.
PITH AND POINT.
None but the brave deserve the
fair; and they cannot always support
Druggist-"Here's something that
will cure you when everything else
fails." Customer-"Oh, I don't want
to wait until then!"-Koxbury Ga
Edythe-"Last night when I ac
cepted Jack I tkojght he would never
stop kissing me." Alice - "Yes.
That is the way ho always does."
Mack-"I thought Higbee married
anew woman." Wyld-"So did he
-until he discovered her family Bible
with the date of her birth in it."
"Ah, my dear, of course you did
.not have your sewing circle to-day,
whon it was so stormy." "Oh, yes!
:Edwiu, dearest. We had it by tele
"You're my first and only love,"
he declared. "lean be?ove you,"
she answered with a shiver, for they
/were sitting at least ten feet apart.
Detroit Freo Press.
Johnny-"Pa, what doe3 it mean by
/unknown tongue?' " Pa-"It is the
itongue of the silent woman, my sou.
By the way, you needn't tell your
mother I told you that."-Standard.
Little Hans (to Karl in the Nursery)
-"Look here, Karl; we must be very
naughty to-day, so that we can promise
Jon papa's birthday to-morrow that we
will be better."-Fliegende Blaetter.
Mrs. Theosophist-"I declare, this
Laby has been crying ever since he
was born!" Mr. Theosophist-"Per
haps, my dear, he finds the world
sadly changed since he was here be
Editor-"I really don't understand
this poem of yours. " Poet (relieved
ly)-"Thanks. I thought possibly
you were going to say you did, and
that I was losing my grip as a maga
zine poet."-Syracuse Herald.
Daisy Peachblow-'"Doesn't Dick
Daehlight look terrible this morning?"
Miss Leftover-"I refused him last
?light." Daisy Peachblow-"Poor fel
low! The surprise must havo been a
great shock to him."-Standard.
"That man Williams never lost his
head in a football game, did he?"
"No, I think not. He's lost an ear,
part of his nose, eight teeth; but I do
not remember ever hearing of his los
ing his head."-London Tit-Bits.
"Isn't it strange? Minnie despises
Mr. Wilkins, while her mother thinks
he'is the greatest person in the world. "
"That's. easilx_?ccounted-_.foE._Th ft .
first time he met them together he
took them for sisters."-Standard.
"Halloa, old man! Have any luck
shooting?" "I should say I did.
Shot seventeen ducks in one day."
"Were they wild?" "Well-no-not
exactly; but the farmer who owned
them was. "-London Illustrated News.
Mollie-"I wonder what is worry
ing Mabel. She seems to have some
thing on her mind.'" Chollie-"I
don't know, bnt she had something on
her head last night that worried me a
good deal. I sat behind her at the
Cobalt Mino Richer Than a Gold One.
A cobalt mine is more desirablo
than the richest golden bonanza
of all of tho Pocky Mountains, and
cobalt has been discovered at Grand
Encampment,Wyoming, hythe French
mineralogist, Charles Poulot. Cobalt
is worth ?1.60 a pound, and .George
Doane, the copper king of the Grand
Encampment district, lins a mine
where thousands of ton3 of this oro
aro ?ready in sight. Cobait is the
active principle that colors blue all
porcelain and glass. It is the active
principle of blue in oil and water
painting. It is one of the rarest
minerals; Norway, Sweden, and
Bohemia have in tho past furnished
the bulk of tho world's supply. The
Doane mine yields $128 to the ton in
cobalt. This is only one among
hundreds of copper mines at Grant
Encampment, and if they all contain
cobalt Wyoming's new mining district
within a year may bo producing more
wealth than auy three mining districts
in the world, not excepting Klondike,
the Transvaal, and Cripple Creek. If
cobalt exists in tho Grand Encamp
ment copper ore to the extent that M.
Poulot asserts from his chemical an
alysis of the Doane ore Grand En
campment will add to the mineral
wealth of tho world $100,000,000 an
nually or else the price of cobalt will
be reduced to a minimum.-New York
Dlc3 as Ho Predicted.
For nearly two years an open, yawn
ing, unoccupied grave, graced by a
tombstone, bearing the inscription,
"James Catterson, aged 62, died March
21,1898,"has been one of the features
of Pleasantville Cemetery.
Monday, in this city, the climax,
which the eccentric owner of that cem
etery plot had foreordained carno to
pass, and James Catterson, in the six
ty-second year of his life, passed away.
Two years ago Catterson had a
dream or vision, and to his attendant
and a few personal friends he an
nounced that two years later, on tho
21st day of March, 1898, ho would have
ceased to live. Ho drew up his will,
which disposed of a considerable es
tate, contracted for his grave and
coffin, caused tho tombstone to be
erected bearing the then advanced day
of his death, and even engaged the
services of an undertaker for the date
which he had announced for his de
mise. All was recalled when the sim
ple announcement was made that
James Catterson was dead. Death
was due to purely natural causes.
Atlantic City (N. J.) telegram to the
When Memory Begins.
From 123 answers to questions pub
lished two or threo years ago, V. und
O. Henri find that a person's first
memory may be of an extent occur
ring as early as the age of six months
or as late os eight years-two to four
yews being the usual age,
WHERE DO THE DAYS BEGIN ?
Apparently Somewhere la tbe Pacific
Where do the days begin? They
must begin somewhere, and by a clev
er line of argument a writer in an
English weekly figures out that tho
place where the days begin lies some
where out In the Pacific Ocean. A
straight line does not define the place,
but it runs, according to this theorist,
in a zigzag among some of the islands
scattered over that broad expanse of
This ls determined by the following
reasoning: Seeing that, as one moves
westward, the time gets earlier and
earlier, so that when it is Monday
noon in London it ls sometime Mon
day morning in America, lt follows
that, If this principle were continued
without limit all the way round the
world, at the . same moment lt was
Monday noon in London, lt would also
be twenty-four hours later-that is,
Tuesday noon in London. As this is,
of course, absurd, we have to look for
the limit, which does in fact, exist, to
the principle that as one moves west
ward the time gets earlier, and as one
moves eastward lt gets later.
Before the circumnavigation of the
globe there was no difficulty of this
kind. When the sun stood over Lon
don on Monday lt was Monday noon,
and when lt moved westward (In the
common phrase) and stood over Dub
lin, a little later, it became Monday
noon In that city, and then as the
western limit of the known world was
reached the sun dropped out of sight
until the next morning when It came
up over the eastern horizon and
brought Tuesday morning. In this
Interval therefore, the sun was passing
over the place where Tuesday began.
As discoverers pushed their way fur
ther eastward and westward this abyss
became narrower and narrower until
the place where time changed and the
days began, dwindled into a space no
wider than a line, time jumps forward
twenty-four hours, from noon of one
day to noon of the day following. The
situation of this line depends on the
chance of whether any given place was
first discovered by a traveler from the
eastward or the west.
As China was first discovered to Eu
ropeans by travelers from the west,
and America by voyagers from the
east, lt ls clear the line which marks
where the days begin lies between
these two, In the Pacific Ocean, and in
stead of being a straight lino, zigzags
about, dividing islands which happen
ed to be discovered from the east from
those which happened to be discovered
from the west.
There must still *be many Islands In
that ocean where it ls not yet decided
to which side of tho line they belong,
and where if one were put down one
would not know whether lt were to
day, to-morrow or yesterday. There
must also be many islands there which
never having been permanently occu
pied by civilized people, change their
day from time to time, so that a ship
calling there coming from China might
arrive on Tuesday, while another ship
calling at the same time from America
would arrive on Monday. There must
also be people living so near the line
that by going a few miles they can
or by going back can find yesterday.
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A Diagnosis of Tommy's Case.
Mamma-"Tommy Jones stays away
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Johnny-"No'in; but his moiler
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MES. LUCY GOODWIN
Suffered four years with female trou
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V - A Woman's Burden.^ . <^t>
From thc Evening News, Adroit, Hlch,
Tho women of to-day aro not aa strong as
their grandmothers. Thoy aro bearing a
burden la silence that grows heavier day
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Mrs. Alexander B. Clark, of 417 Michigan
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life were marred hy tho existence of dis
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"For Ave years I
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and intenso twitch
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and shoulders. For
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uppoar beforo ' my
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that a step on tho floor unsettled mo.
"Eminent doctors, skillful nurses, the
best food and medicino all failed. Then I
consented to un operation. That, too,
Jailed, and they said another was necessary.
After tho second I was worso than over and
tbo world was darker, than beforo.
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She-"Do yon think love is an ill
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writes: Dr. 51. A. Sim
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Menstrual Suppression? -,
This occurs in early womanhood, espec
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I lt has a more thorough and
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* General Lassitudes
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