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hills r.ouo, (111 i WHO WILL TAKE THEIR PLACKET. Tliero urn flifwp whom Knine hn. crowned; 1 Iip'ip iirp 1 liop who-,, tinnv n it hotnift i 1 1 1 chiiph Is; ami they're slimclin '.Menu I lie m' nt ones of I'mIiiv: Our Ifiiil'T. inir un iminiloi , hir m'sjus, A lex llll'llTS All ! w ho will liikc their phieos When they nreciiiloil ttwiiy? There nre those fluproniclv H"Oil, lli'Hc who CO ft fllllO'ls' toild. To wliii m I he wi ii lti ik del a or Kvery timir ot t In- !ii,v : Tho patient, Iliri'k mill lowly, ' 1 itptth. pure unit holy Ah! who w ill tnki their pliieo When they lire nulled away? Them nre tho-ap our henrts hnl'l dear, Vriemlsof in u ri y met ninny n year, Who move iih Hint who inolil tig f Iv l,ovo'n muirnotie nwny: The foiirl iiikI the forif i 'i Tl tr. Who innkc life worth the living iih ! who i-Hii tilko tleir pluee) When tliey are culleii away? Poinewhere tliey nre tn trnlnlmr, Villi (Hinii they will tie reiimintr. On throne. 4 tiri(fht with rtplenilor A those we nee lo-'lnv Their noMe urit'ts displaying, Their hearts' liehests oiteyinff Ann! these will take our places When wp are called awuy. Jiwpliinr I'ullaril. in A. 1'. LedQrr. ART SALES. "Well, Harry, sineo you and Mary have decided to put, oil vour weddim (lay until June, I suppose you'll goon bo skin": nto njr;in to help vou select a Christmas present for her? This in the form of a question to my particular friend, Henry Maynard, a capital fellow. Homo twenty years younger tluin myself. Ho, hail just iiecu acquainting ire with their decision to delay they- mar riage until summer, and thm merge T'ication and honeymoon together by a sketching toi'r t lir'inirli the Adirondack to the St. Lawrence, and thence around lioinc by way of Montreal, Quebec, Halifax and Acadia They bad been engaged now over a year, and I had understood all along that the happy event was set for the approaching holi days. To an "old bach" liko myself, it really seemed almost cruel to delay any longer a union which I deemed the most congenial and appropriate I had ever known. "Hut you see," explained Harry, "we've been under a cloud now so long that we can't allord to marry quite yet. These confounded bard times have pre vented selling our pictures until I'm out of money and Mary is out of cour age; and so we'll wait till we can take a tour that will make us cheery in spite of ourselves. Next May my year's sal ary will be in hand, and perhaps some thing encouraging may happen." 1 grow led some reply against the in consistency of such a conclusion for "Two Mou!s wil h hut a winkle thoufrht. Two tn arts that tietlt as one1," and oll'ered to lend money to bridge the Uillieulty and make the wedding bells and Christmas chimes ring together, lint Harry was incorrigibly independent, and I kept my oilered loan and swal lowed my regrets. Harry Maynard and Mary Landon were both artists "rising artists," per haps, should be said, only that their discouraging circumstances at tho time iu question seem to make such terms rather inapplicable. He was "professor" in an academy, devoting three hours a day to teaching, and the rest of the time to work in his studio. Some of his pictures had re ceived "favorable mention," or perhaps diplomas, and brought fair prices for the work of a beginner, not yet thirty. Mary employed her time iu attending an art class taught bv mv humble, sell, antl in job work for an illustrated mag azine. She, too, had received honorable mention for a piece on recent e.xhibi tion. That both possessed merit had been settled for some time, but merit does not always liud just recognition and a market; anil so their best work had been wearily waiting for pur chasers, and on account of it their wed ding-day must wait also. Their Inrn-ni n I ri n rt tiad hooaiii in mv class-rooms, and therefore f regarded myself as having a right to be interest ed in its progress. Harry had been my student for some two years, when proving to be not only quick at the art. but genial, hearty and clear-headed, I had made him a sort of assistant. One day there came to me a package from a small inland city, which on opening proved to be a few sketches accompanied by a note asking my opinion, and if the author's ability de served instruction. If mv reply should be favorable, she for the writer was a lady would come to the metropolis and enter my classes. After looking ov er the specimens, I called Harry in and asked his opinion. He examined the sketches and then retul the letter care fully. "She s worth instruction! lie ex claimed. "Her work is good and her letter is better. She lias some genius. antl what s rarer, good sound sense. My views coincided with Harry's though age made me less inclined to be enthusiastic, and I wrote Mary Landon a favorable response. Two or three weeks later she arrived a modest, resolutefgood-looking woman of twenty-three or twenty-four years, I soon learned from her that her mot ht had died years before and her father had married a second time, but infelio itously, thus spoiling tho homo for his daughter, so that she was almost an or phan in the world, et not lacking in energy and principle to take catfe of Lerself. Within a few days I perceived that Harry was more pleased with the writer than he had been with her letter and pictures, and half seriously I said: "Now Harry, don't go and slight our divine art by falling in love with Miss Landon." His reply was a forced laugh, showing plainly that remonstrance was already too late. Jiut as my forte is with the brush and easel, rather than in telling love stories, however true, 1 shall havo to leave to imagination tho pleasant task of de scribing their wooing. Sullice it to say, that properly and sensibly enough to meet the approval of an old bachelor, their courtship proceeded until they were engaged and received my half-paternal benediction. This was about the situation of af fairs when mv anticipations were chill id by the disappointing announce ment that their marriage had been de ferred. The next day as Harry and I met for our usual stroll about the city, ho re ferred to the approaching holidays and aid : "I've made up my mind what to do for Marv at Christmas." "Well, what is it ?" was my re sponse. "Sh is worried to death about that pictuie," he replied. "1 do not think the could enjoy any Christmas jjift with that unsold. You know tlint. 'favorable mentions' don't help one a hundredth pait ns much as one pile. Two hundred and lifty dollars is nil she a-ks for it. but the mere fact of a pur chaser would be coital lo seven hun dred and fifty additional. So I've made up in v mind to buy it." Humph ! I exclaimed. "It will be no comfort to her for vmi to buy it. isn't inur money she wants for the picture; and, ns to the compliment of a purchaser, she has heard your f raises until you cannot add to them." Hut," he replied, "I don't, intend she shall know w ho buys it ; keep my self out of sight, you see. 'A gentle man having been highiy pleased with the picture' will send his agent for it, paving cash down." "What! and she not know where It is to hang? Why, Harry, you wouldn't like to let your canvas go that way. Mary thinks as much of that picture ns mothers do of their babies. th? wouldn't sell it so." "Hold on!" said Harry. "You do not understand my whole plan yet. 'The gentleman is collecting to furnish a house which ho expects to occupy next autumn at the latest; then Miss Landon shall be informed and invited to seo her own work after it is hung.' Seo? I'm that gentleman; that house is to be mine. Of course she'll be invited to see the picture after it is hung." And he chuckled in foretaste of her enjoyment at her surprise. "Pretty good! pretty good, Harry!" I exclaimed. "lint meantime what will vou do with it?" "Why, keep it carefully in your store room." ho answered. "Hut are you not nfraid that when she discovers the facts in the case, tho ren.tion on her feelings will bo disas trous?" I questioned. "No! no!" ho replied, spiritedly: "the sale will so raise her enthusiasm that her next piece will be the best she has ever done. All the poor trii-1 needs in order to excel herself and surprise us all, is encouragement. And when she ItiKls out her capacity, no fear for her then. Hesitatingly l acquiesced, more pleased with the self-sacrifice and heart iness of Hurry s plan than with Us wis tluin. A ilav or two later Marv hurried into mv studio, exeluimin Mr. Doran, read, read quick, and tell me what to do. and she hamlet me a note from the store where her pict ure was on sale. It ran as follows: Will Miss landon have the kliulnesH to romp (town to our place at parlies! ronveitienceV I here is a rat tier si inn ilar otter tor her picture and we do not know w hat to do atiout it. "Mausii & Co O! go right down to Marsh s at once, saitl l. "Perhaps vourship has arrived. She smiled dubiously, and after hesi tating a little, said: "Can't you please come with me to advise i 1 consented, and half an hour later we were at Marsh s, liusily canvassing the pros and cons ot Harry s anony mous oner When I had satisfied myself from her words and actions that, as Harry had said, the encouragement would bi worth more than the money to Marv, 1 advised her to accept it, and she did so 1 cannot sav that l was absolutely cer tain that it would prove best in the lonr run ; but in view of having already agreed witn llarrv atiout it, 1 saw no oilier way out .of my predicament. That evening the picture, a truly fine piece, was brought, and put safely away in mv store-room. Next day Mary seemed so cheery. her eyes so clear anil eager, her man ner so resolute, that I cast my uncer tainty to tlie winds. "it s ail rigtit. tnougnt l; and a "Merry Christinas" it truly was to her. During the week between the holi days she had other good fortune. Un known to Harry or mo she had com peted for prizes for designs of Christ mas cards, and had just received the statement from the publishers that they had awarded- tier two premiums two hundred and three hundred dol lars each, the checks for those amounts accompanying the letter. The girl was almost beside herself with jov at her success, and worthily so, for it was no mean victory. "Now," said she, with sparklin eyes, "it Harry were to say 'marry 1 m afraid I should not say no, for the way seems clearer than a wet ago." And then with a sigh "1'oorHiiB-y! I wish somebody w ould buy his picture just to cheer him up o, my; money is me uost praise I evt had." Later the same day she came close to my easel, where I was putting the last touches to a canvas, and, whispering. said: "I'apa Doran, I m going to buy Harry s picture, just to give the pre cious ;noy Heart and courage. Sine mine was sold lie acts like a minor tune. He don't know about my good luck from ISoston, and he would not mistrust, for he don't know that I have money enough to pay for his picture. I liree minimal ami liny dollars, you see, ho would think quite beyond my purso, especially it, alter lie is paid. show him that 1 have still untouched all I got for mine.' As soon as I could get a word among her rapid talk, I taid: "Ah, no! Mary; don't do any such thing. Harry is man enough to statu waiting. We all have to. I'aintor.s never nave flush times until they have lirst learned to endure pauperism Keep your money, lor you will need next June." "Ah! but it won't be lost if it goes to Harry, unyliow. i count it the same as his now; for what's mine is his, am what s his is mine. "Mary! alary: exclaimed 1, "you are too old a woman to talk like a silly sixteen-year-old. Make Harry a nic present if you want to ten or fift dollars - mil no not go and tool away three hundred ana lilty on such & no tion as that." "1 know 1 m twenty-seven, sau she; "but I should do such thine's where Harry is concerned even if were eighty." And so she would; for all that I eoul say made no change in her intention When a woman's mind is "set" wel wen - an out Daclielnr ouirlit no: tj complete that sentence. And more tiian tins; loonsti as regarded it, I had to help Mary to plan her device and carry it out, promisin all the time the most profound secresy lint, my soul! how sorry 1 wits tic ever I had anything to do with tin wooing. However, it taught me a I son of sympathy sympathy for the matcli-iiiakcrs not Inciter matche but that other kind, poetically at tritiuted to Heaven. U e got hold of an old envelope sent to Hairy in my care, from Chicago, Mary scratched oil' tho mail date, ami together, iu a disguised hand, we wrote a letter from a lictitious firm iu that city and placed it in the envelope, sealed it and cast il into my letter-box, where most of Ilnrry's mail was delivered j the postman. It ran as follows: "XI It. ItrNliY Xt A V N llo; We hnvp recpntlT e- n Hiel el in i re-1 a pu lot in? ot yni o-s at 10 -an- j tut do. ill yinit l-ilv. We lindi-i-stroi'l I he price, to he three liillulu d and tltly dollars. It you 1 will take that iioioitnt. hand this ',,ttr to ! It'-anliiid in peiuoti. and lie i authorized to ' pay you the cie-h. I'leilue also titlm-ti tolhn i an us your own 'author' deseripl ion.' nf course, il ever you want to know (lie whcr atiollts ol our work, you can apply to lis. "Vours Irul.v, I.AMi A S Hl N K." I The bait took at once with Harry, 1 and within mi hour he was oil' down to lii'iiiilanl's with his "author's descrip tion, and soon back with his money. hich, by the way, 1 had deposited with lenularil in the name of Lang & Sabine. ! Mary's ultimate purpose being the line as Harry's, t he picture was brought ome that, evening and placed face to face with the other, I meanwhile holding the key to the store-room, lest either of my fond tricksters should discover the other's mischievous game. Then, with far from steady nerves, I nursed the doublo secret, awaiting what the. siorv-tellers call the delimit nirnt. Harry wns as bravo as a knight after his sale, and 1 foresaw that w hat Mary had alluded to on the occasion of her good luck was liablo to occur at any lour. The way seemed clear to both of them, and the last day of tho old vear they came into my studio with ra diant faces. I knew what it meant. Well, children," said I, "when is it to be and where?" ;.ay and sweet, was the laugh they gave me, and Harry replied: II acceptable to you and l)r. 'hapin, to-morrow at noon, right here. where we lirst met." All riirht, mv children," exclaimed I, really much gratiticd with the honor thus conferred on my bachelor apart ments. I am not writing simply to record a wedding. The event got in the w ay jusl here, and has to be made nolo of ere the story can be finished. The rest of that day and the morn ing of the next was busily occupied in making my place lit tinjrl v ready. At half-past eleven rl ar old Dr. Cliapin sauntered in, and c xcia..ncd, with ar tist's and clergyman's taste combined: "Well, well, Doran, you havo made a- wonderful scene of this! Why, it is a lit, marriage hall for a Prince or a Pres ident!" Hv twelve o'clock quite a group of artist friends and others had gathered., Soon a carriage stopped in front, and a moment later my pair of beloved ones ntered, but "least said soonest men led." and so I will not attempt de scription. In his own inimitable man ner Dr. Chapin proceeded xvith the brief ceremony, beautifully saying as an introduction: You have already mixed the colors; , it remains for this hour to stretch the canvas and place the easel; then. through the hasting years you will de velop the varied piece entitled married life." Then, in a moment almost, Harry and Mary were man and wife. J here was no wedding tour lor tho happy couple; the honeymoon waxed amid scenes of house-html mg and fur nishing, and waned over the delights of their first home. A Hat was taken, consisting of this room and that and the other; they were to do without a servant; meals were to be sent up from below by the so-called dummy; in short, everything was "so nice" and "so cosy," and all that. Looking out, on a small park, there was, especially, a pair of large rooms which they named the "studios;" a wide hall connected these and suitable closets were attached. Just the thing for my surprise." whispered Harry in my ear, as we were looking through the apartments; and "just the place for my surprise, whis pered Mary, as she had an instant's chance out of Ids hearing. Soon came the "house-warming," an evening arranged for their friends. How neat and sweet all things looked! A new ship ready for sea, the new world in leafy, bloomy spring-time, and a new home just prepared for its Adam and Kve, are premium pieces worthy of favorable mention. The afternoon preceding the "house warming," under direction in turn ol each of my trickster children, I hung the pictures, bought inrotjnito. lute Harry's room and up on the best panel of the wall went Mary's piece, "Love's Vigil;" and into Mary's room on the corresponding panel went Harry's piece, "Victory. When all was satisfactorily done though, of course, each was kept in ig norance of the other's loving guile it fell to me to superintend tho sequel. My heart was in trepidation, for 1 fore saw thai there was a chance for a scene such as an old bachelor would hardly know how to manage. "What if ? ' anil "what if ?" was my inward query all that afternoon. Well, I called them together in the front hall and said: "Now, I want each of you to make me a promise will yoy?" Kach answered instantly in the af firmative, and "What is it?" "You are to go each into the other's studio alone; you are to stay there till I give consent for you to meet ; anil you must promise me to be perfectly satis lied and pleased with the arrangements, furnishings and all, which you lind there do you solemnly so promise?" They took ray hands Mary the left and Harry the rigot - and promised, each understanding for the other, but not suspecting for self. Then they went, Harry to her studio, Mary to his. Two or three minutes later I followed Harry. There he stood in the middle of the floor, tears in his brave eyes, and as I entered he caught my hand, exclaiming: "lilcss the angel!" "Then it is all right, is it?" asked I. "All right? Yes, and a thousand times more! Hut how did she get the money ?" "She w ill tell you," I replied, and left him. In Harry's room I found Mary, more tearful, but not more auia.ed. and as I entered she sprang forward, almost sobbing in her joyful surprise, exclaim ing: "Dear, dear Harry! He's the prince of men! I want to see him, mayn't I?" "Yes," said I; "he is in your room. Co!" What occurred when they met I do not know, of course -how should an old bachelor? However, I should prize tlu"ir portraits taken at that supre tio moment of their double-edged surprise. Hut whi.e 1 was alone there iu Har ry's studio I held a hasty but compre hensive review of my share in this com plicated enterprise, and said within myself in decided earnestness: "Never again will I have anythiiiL' to do with such an ail air. It is too nervous a business. The brush and the canvas for me unless unless now at lifty, or farther on down the decline, 1 should meet my own queen of hearts." Ircinj L. ilcnuiit, in Cun- tllllllt. The tU'iMt;r yuu Uiio anythiug th Boonrr you tiinl it. THE CHANGE IN TIME. The New Time Adopted by Most of the Railroads of the Country at Noon on November 18—Only Five Instead of (as Formerly) Fifty-three Kinds of Time- The Arrangement in Divisions-The Difference Calculated for Many Cities. Wo nre indebted to the cnir:e-v of thoChicno Triitnf for the map given below, explaining the standard time which has been adopted by the railroads of tho North American Comment. In connection with the map the Tri'tnn also published the table given below, showing the difference between the new time and the local or so'ar time of the leading cities of the country. A change in time, says the Tn'tiunr, somewhat similar to that which is now effected in America, was brought about in Kngland as long ngo ns January 1:1, 181H, nnd a reform could no. longer bo delayed in this country owing to the complications arising under the old dispensation. It may not be generally known that the railroads of this country hnve been conducted of late years un der fiftv-threo d'Merent kinds of time, tho diflerence between the times being Tory slight in somo instances, but enough lo make people miss trains repeatedly, besides causing other inconvenience. The several meridian are indicated upon the map, ns well ns the terri'ory included in the dilfcrcnt division. The irregularit y in I he boundaries is caused by the various roads wishing to adopt as (heir standard the time of the merid ian nearest to which the greater num ber of their line, are situated. VALUE OF THE TABLE. If may be slated that many of the towns iu Illinois ami Iiwa are lun on Chicago time, which the railroads run ning from this city introdu I. Tho tallies herewith printed show the diller-etn-e between the solar time of those towns and the ntlard time. This ex planation ni'' went the towns in question'' .. outiding the Chicago time, which they now use, with their solar time. THE ORIGINAL SUGGESTIONS. The country is indebted to two citi zens of New Vork for the original sug gestions leading up to this important innovation. 'J he idea occurred to Prof. Cleveland Abbe, of the Signal Hureau at Washington, nnd his plans were elab orated by Dr. V. A. P. liarnard, of Co lumbia College. Prof. Abbe proposed his plan ns early ns 1878, at a meeting of trie American Meteorological Society. It is unnecessary to review the many discarded suggestions made from time s ?4 .lower than Milwaukee, Wis- ' R fi! slower than Itiiclno. i. 1.'. R ;VI slow er than t iskosh. W in. tt :'n tinwer than F"lid dit l.ac. Whj. It :.'t dinner than Manitowoc, Wis. tl Hi hail Menasha. Wis. slower than tiicen llnv. W s uni-r than Sic, ens I'otnt, Wis. slo rt i I- 1 1 1,1 II U lOlsii U. W I s, l.isp.r than Ashland. Wt. s, iwet-t (tin (icM.v u-an. W!. . iiivo th ot t I'-onoinowite, W Iq. 1 soi ei- t han (.duo a l.ak". W is. 1 I :-'l II :r: a If s tl til :t ,V slower than .laui-svllle, is. 4 V, I .tier than I. a I lo so, Wis. a :'. ra-t.-r than 1-iiut laiie. Wis. Il ,r,l slower lllllll Poind. WI. II 41 slower than W auke-ha. Wis. 5 44 slower tha i Keno ha. Wis. tl :l slower than Mennuiofiee, Wis. S H shovel- than I leolito. A is. II I" taster than Ulaok Itiver Kill', Wli. H !:.' Ulster Ihiin sup. -i lor t Ity, Wis. tl 's slower t loin Applelort. i. 4 :i',' tastet than Trail ie dn I'hieu, Wis. I K slower than llarahoo, W Is. ft III faster than t'loppewii .'all, Wis. 10 W) luster th. in Hudson, Wis. il 4W slower than Waupaca. Wig, 4 Lil slower than liHrttord, Wis. 4 '.'4 slower than llei Un, Wis. tl Yi slower than Neenah, W'is. ', 4 4S .lower t hull ttlpon. Wit. fi 4 slowor than Watortown, Wis. ft s slower than Wnnpun, W Is. 5 4S slower thmi Ilepere, Wts. 8 IIS slower tluin Madison, wis. tii lis slower than Prawf ordsvllle, tm 16 4 slower than Elkhart, ind. d 44 a ower than t.vunsvllle. Ind. 10 U4 mower than Fort Wayne, ind. 10 411 slower than Ooshan, Ind. 19 :W slower than Orponenstle, Ind. 1G 18 slower tnatvlndmnRnol.. Ind. 17 4 Blower tlmn JudprHonvUle, lud, HM !..,.. - i i : rt' mi ii-ujjj.-i.iiBiiii.1., .J.-iaj-'n j-uiuu.-;wi T'"V.V''x.r V: '' 1:.. r i v k. i- i h x ' .y- " r- v v ' J -m rr;; ;: - , . Ln vrwXi V'- ; v ! . . tC-. o -.-oj ba " 60 f" C y ' r ? 1 1 ' ' - 7 1 5 1 g oV- V-T'-r TPI :x YJ ? --- - ------ --: : : t. : . . I! L m r-' m -J! ' --JJ-- '- ' - -' --'- n I- FIVE GRAND DIVISIONS. Tho fifty-tbreo kiiuts of time woro reprosontod on tho old ra'lroad maps by an elaborate systrm of colors wliifb vvoubl conl'uo an ordinary observer. I nder tho new system llu;n. are five divisions of time on the North Ameri can Continent: Intercolonial, embrac ing Nova Scotia ami New Kruuswiek; Kuslorn, taking in the New Kngland States, New York, iVunylvania and the States south of Pennsylvania; Cen tral, including' Illinois, Ohio, Indiana, Missouri and the Slates north and south of them; Mountain, compris ng tho roads west of the Missouri River in the mountains; nnd Pac lie, taking in the lines on the Pacific coast. THE FIVE COLORS. The five colors can not bo given in the map presented above, but the divis ions are marked by shades, and the change will be comprehended at a glance when thest! tacts are recalled. The time in which the earth ro.olves upon its axis is divided into twenty-tour equal parts, termed houra, and for conven ience in measurng distances tho d stance around the earth from Kast to West is divided into S60 parts, called degrees of 1 ngiiude. The Biinaee of tiie earth, therefore, travels as many degrees in one hour as twenty four is contained times iu 300, or uf teen. From th s it is seen that there is a diflerence of one hour actual time between each succeeding tifteen de grees of longitti ;e around the earth, faster going east and slower going we&t. FIFTEEN DEGREES AN HOCK. The railroad oO'ic als of the Continent decided to adopt as the r standard of regulation the t me of the (ireenwieh Observatory, London, Kngland, antl as the longitude n wh ch their ro id-, were situated was so many times fi teen de grees westward tiom Greenwich, they made their standard of time that many hours slower than Creenwi. h t me. Hence the both de rree, o longitude is four hour-; slower than Greenwich time; the 7M.h, five hurra tJower: tr.e iH)th, six hours; the 1" th, seven hours: and the l'J 'th.eiht hour- thus makingMive dif ferent standards between the Atlantic and Pacilic Oceans. Thee live standards are s iowii on the map in the order just mentio ed, viz.: Intercolonial, Kastcru, Central, Mountain and Paeihc time. MERIDIANS. The D'Mh meridian, on which Central time is ba-edt is nine minutes slower than ( 'hieago solar time. The 7.'dh meridian, w ich gives Ka-tern time, is one hour faster than Central time, or four m'nutes slower than New Vork ( 'ity solar time. Inter-colonial time, being based upon the tilth meridian is two hours tact r than the Central time. Mountain time, waich is based upon tho lo,)th mer d'au, is one- hour slower than Central time. Pacific, time, based upon the K'oth meridian, ia two hours slower than Central time. j i , : to time in regard to time-standards. Sutlice it to say that thev were all found to be too sweeping and revolutionary. The scheme which is now adopted has received the emphatic approval of a number of scientific asso( ialions, among them the American Meteorological So ciety, the, American Geographical So ciety, the Canadian Institute, the Inter national Geographical Congress at Ven ice, and the Imperial Academy of Sci ences at St. Petersburg. STANDARD TIME TABLE. INTKU-COI.ONIAL TIM ii. Af. 8. 14 :?0 fiiaterthan Halifux, N. S. IU 48 fustor tbun St. Johns, N. P. 24 14 faster tlmn Sr .lolins, N. H. EASTKKN T1MK. m 5Tlj slower thu!. t oi tlaad. Ma. I;') 41 Hlow4-r than Huteron, Muss. 14 U4 Blower tlmn ProvidPiico, It, T. 14 4a l-ft frlowcr thnn Nt wjKirf. H. I. H 17 slower llian Huritoi d. Conn. 8 14 htowtM than Now Haven, Conn. Ifi 5 Blower tlmn Quebec, ( an. 5 44 Biw-rth:tn M mi treat. Cun. 2 40 luster thnn (ittuwa, un. 17 24' fuller tlmn Toronto, Can. a r'.i Blowt-rthiin N''w Yoi'k City, N. Y. f W slower tlmn Alhunv, N. V, 1ft 40 luster than Htiirai(, N. Y. 0 40 tiiK'cr than 1 le (t'lelphiti, I'a. 1 W) luster than HarriBburjf, l'u. 20 10 a-15 turner than IMialturKh, Pa. tl 8 faster than haltiinore, Md. 8 I l-ft luster than Wuliiiurt-m, D. G, 50 fnterthan hihiiioiHl,'a. 22 4H fiTBtt-rthan WheelliiK. w- Va. 14 40 tuMcrth.'Ui FtaU iKh, N. C. J'J 4 lusttr than Charleston. S. C. IENTKAI, TIME. 9 30 slower than Chu uo, III. 1 as ftlownr tlmn SprinnrtleM, I1U 44 Hliw.'i' Itian Aurora, III. 7 44 tlower than Joliel. 111. 8 44 h owit than uukeifim, Til. (J M slower than Klum. III. it 40 hI werthun Ko kfotd, III. 1 ;(H s ower than I'.-eeoi t, IU. 1 40 la-ter than (ialena. IU. 4 slower Hum Iion, III. H Iti skiwerthan Mcnrlota, 111. 2 12 slower than Princeton, 111. 2 16 faster than Hock Uinn 1, III, Ji It; tiiHter than (tult'Hhurr, III. 6 JCi ItiHtcr than Quinev, 111. 2 44 tuterthan Matoinh, 111. 4 40 slower than St reator, IU. 1 Blower thim pi-ona. 111. 0 M tuMer tha i Jacks nvil'e. 111. 8 n2 blower tlian HlMmim,ton, 111, 6 lit h oner itutn Pntia( lit. 7 8 Blower thitn l:rtana. 111. 2 28 slower thnn Lincoln, 111. 4 8 Hi werthun Decatur, 111. H 28 8 owcr than Dam tile, 1 It. 3 U slower than anla:la, 111. a L'O slower than Cwiro. 111. 27 48 slower that! I'eiroit, Mich. 24 Itf sUiwer tl an SitRlnaw, Ma li. .'10 slower tlmn 1'ott Muiou, iliih, 'i 4s B.oHerthait Mint, Mich. V, slower limn (.ruml Haimlft, Mich, 15 8 blower than drum! Htiven. Mich. 1 4H sl(wer than l.tili!liiK', Mich. ?0 48 owt-r thnn l'niliac. Mich. 2r 4 Blower ihun Ann Arbor. Mich, 22 20 slower than .la- k-on, Mich. 21 24 slower tlmn HM stlah', Mich. 0 B s:owerthnn Mu mull. Mich. ;t 8 Hlowerthan Multle Cieek, Mich. i7 4u hjo.vcr titan Kulauiuoo, Micb. 14 .:ti slower than Nile-, .Mlcli. 2:1 M Blower than Alilan, Mich. lit .V f:ower than ol.iwatcr. Mich. 25 2 slower th 'ii osnanti, Mich. 15 4 Blower than Mie-kcon, M ch. U 10 sioutn- tlmn I'entwaier. M.eli. It 4'i Blower thnn Munisieo. Mich. 21 :2 hlower than M lokiuto, Mich. II 40 slower han I srunaha Mich. 15 0 slower t an M :n:ih,ne. Mieb. id 20 slower th in MHr iuctic, Mtch. H 44 BiowiT Utttn OlitoliluOLl, Mich. a lb bluwct tuuu hdla Lim MicU. 12 24 slower than Lafayette, Ind. 15 28 slower than Kokomo, 1ml. 14 28 slower than Lounsport, lud. 1 24 slower than Miulis n. Ind. 12 28 slower thnn Michlun City, Ind. 18 24 slower than Mtincie, Ind. lit IHi slower than New Albauv, Intl. 14 41 Blower than Plymouth, Ind. 15 40 slonver than I "urn. lud. 0 4n slower than Princeton, fnd. 0 24 slower thnn Itichmond, Ind. Iti 20 slow er thun Neynuur. Ind. 10 24 s.ower than Tern Haut, lni 11 4K slower than Valpuraiso, IruL 11 20 slower than Washington, (rnj. 13 24 luster than Albert Lea. MlUQ. l;( 24 faster than Anoka, Minn. 11 40 luster tii an Austin, Minn. 8 lb luster than ini utn, Minn. 12 5ft taster than Karibuult. Minn, 11 2 taster than HuhUukS Minn. 9 4 luster than I.ukeCitr, Minn. 15 4s taster tl an Munkato, Minn. 13 0 faster than Minneapolis. Minn. 10 0 faster than Hod Wmy, Minn. H 44 faster than HoeheBtt-r, Minn. 11 4 tauter than Hhllwater. Minu. 12 8 faster than St. Paul, Minu. rt 38 faster thun Winona, Minn. 2t 28 turner than Yankton, 1). T. 28 :i2 faster tlmn Kort (iury, Man, . 1 tu-siorthan Dubuque, Iu. ia 10 fxjster than Des Moines, hi. 4 21 rubier thun Hurlititon, la. 5 taster than Keokuk, la. 2T1 20 taster than Council Mluffs, la. 12 4t) luster than Mason City, la. H2 faster than Ottninwu. In. H :M luster than Cedar HapMa, I a. 9 12 faster than WuterloK la. 11 32 tauter than Marshulliow n, Iu ft 4 luster than Iowa ( ity, la. 2 18 luster than Davenport, lu, 25 92 faster Sumac City, la. a: 2 Blower than t levelaud, O. 27 54 Blower than Columbus (. 21 4H slower than Cincinnati, O. 25 48 slower than Toledo, O. 2.1 3i Blower thun Frankfort, Ky. 10 Vt Blower than I,ouls ide, Ky, 21 4 Mower than Lexinytou. Ky. 12 48 slower than N n-h ville, 1 enn. 24 20 Blower than Kuoxville. Teiiu. ly 0 Blower than Chatianoou, Tetiu 1 he same us Muuphis, lenn. 85 40 BUiwer than Suvannuh, da. 22 0 slower thun Atluntu, (iu. 22 48 Blower than Tulluhas-tcc, Fla. 'M 40 Hlower than t. AutruBtine, Kla. 14 fi3 Blower than Montgomery, Alu. 7 44 slower than Mobile, Ala. 2:1 41 faster than Omaha, Neb. 2rt 44 faster thun Lincoln, Neb. 24 0 taitr than Jackstm, Miss, 3 8 luster thaii VieksbuiM-. MibtJ. 5 14 faster than NaU tie., MisH. 0 8 faster thun New Orleuna, La. 4 28 latter than Iluton Houkc, Lu. 20 8 luster thun Austin, Tvx. lilt a:.' ttl thun Sun Antonio. Tex. lit 12 fattier than duUesion, 'Lex. lit ;( rutr than TaliMimh, lnl. Ter, 8 44 faster than Little I(m k. Ark. 1 0 luster lhaii St. l.ouis, 1o. fi 40 luster thun JctTerson ity. Mo, . is 28 taster limn Kansas City. Mo. : lit 24 faster than St. Joseph, Mo. 19 44 faster thun I-avcnwort h, Ktnu 21 44 luster than Topelia, Kan. M 40 fuau-r thaii (Atchison) Kan. . MOUNTAIN TIME. B 4 Mower than Dead wood. D. T. lft 58 Blower than liisiuurck, l T. 2 51 S taster than k'ort Ih-nton. M.T. 27 4ri latter than Vinrmiu Citv, M. T. 1 12 Blower than Cheyenne. W. T. 27 W faster thun Salt Lake Citv, I tutu 0 2 7-15 slower than I cn er. Col. 6 4 faster than l eudv iilc, ( ol. 4 40 lusti-r lhau Sunta Fe, N. M. 2a 40 tusier than Tucson, A. T. 21) 4t lu-tcr than Prectt, A. T. 1 2 :H5 slower than t hlhuuhua, Mes 20 52 faster than (iuuymas, Mc . PACIFIC TIME. 13 0 faster than Olympia. W. T. 9 50 faster than Pot tlaud. Ore. 14 40 Blower thun Itolso Otv, bin ho, 1 40 Blower than ' ii'iiu ('it y, Nev. 9 'til fuHtei thaji San 1 taut ico. Cul, 65 44 latitcr thun Sucinuteuto, Lul, MISCELLANEOUS. Pin T.o'.vi pny tlio Amrricnns ent too IIUIcll. (icftfv'ia clnintH to lifivo stntitir to jrvi! DkiI Iims n nillTi'ri'i'iilrtp" f nliil- nnd in:inc pi r'Hi lo Hm totnl j c 1 1 n ( i c )ii th;ui :my oltu'.r MHle. N. 1. Sun. A Kentucky liaj'pr hn not.i od lti6 in-line nuir. Icrcis nri! iilwnvn piin'i pnoiijrh to employ ttio. most celebrated lllWNer to (elei tliem. A rei iiiirmit in LoikIoii advertise) "American linekwlieat !ikes iji pvery stsle." It will interest ninny people t' know tlinl ttii'rc! is more tluin one slyln of liin kwlieiit enkes. Unjliiln t'.rprt.-s. l'ilioiisness is not so widely spread B disorder nnionjr Anierie.'ins as it, was titty yenrs no, neeordin to the state ment of a seientilii! writer w ho pretend) to know nil about it.-.V. lndi pend ent. An innovation at fashionable din ner parties is the serving of peanuts with the collee ami fruit. Peanuts aro said to lie pood for dyspepsia, nnd it may be for this reason that they havo been introduced. A Massachusetts bride is about to begin housekeeping on K,0IK),0ll0. Ib takes about fcs.mjii.tHM) for a young woman of these day to kuep house dur ing the lirst three years of her matri mony. l.ouim-iUc Conricr-lnnrniil. Another writer rises to remark that there are more lawyers and physicians! than are needed in this country. Thosoj professions would not be overcrowded: if parents did not push sons inb them who have not the requisite quali fications necessary for success. A'. Y. Tutu s. The Fh'ie ami I. rutin r Hrport r savs. the toothpick and needle toes on boot' and shoes will probably disappear next spring, and fashionable young men will, return to more sensible style. Sensi- ble people will continue to wear suchj shoes as thev please. Captain James Palms, of the barge,: Kill Van Kull. of New Vork. had no further use for Mrs. Palms, and puttin" her into a vawl set her adrift on the out going tide of 'he ocean outside of Sanilv Hook. The boat was overtaken: bv ,i tug and recovered, with the fani-j shed woman fast asleep iu it. A'. 1'.' JJ.rdd. -In a bummers' light at New York the oilier day one of the ruffians stuck a dirk into .) im )'l lonncll's back, w hero- it stuck so fast that it could not Im? wit Iih drawn, and the victim walked to a bo-, pilal, where three doctors separately' undertook to draw the knife, but gave' it uii. A lever was linallv constructed and the wcaMn thus pried out. A'. 1".' Mail. The Tinuf, of Eastman, fin., tells, of aCochran Justice of the Peace who, just as two attorneys were about to nr-i gue a case, took up his hat and said: l icntlemen, you may talk a I nut this, use as much as vou ph ase: but I've, got to go home and set out some potato slips. When yon get through you'll find my decision written out there: ami be walked out. -Mr. Elizabeth Stedlv. of Stonv Point. N. J., died recently, and lr.. opcr having failed to gat her from her any of her symptoms, insisted on an inquest. J lien it came out that her i us I mini, .Joseph, and his brother. icorge, had beaten her and struck her in the back w ith an a because she did not earn money enough to feed them as well as they wanted to li c Ncwirh Hi 'lister. A New England editor thus writes uiiderstandinglv and with true senti ment: "The fairs are all over, tho pumpkins are gathered into the barns and the apples in the bins, the nuts stored in the garrets and the cider ripening in the barrels, and it would seem as if there was a round lot of prospective comfort amid the snows of winter." A Jacksonville ( Ela.) paper records. the death of Miss Kittie Wonall front grief and prostration. The young girl was to have been married. The bride groom ami all the friends were assem bled at the house and the hour for tho ceremony fast approaching, when tho voting man excused himself from tha company on t he plea of having forgot ten the wedding ring and h it the house ami has never been seen .since. The Port of Corea. A correspondent of the Shanghai Ce lestial Emfdre writes to that paper: "If I date my letter from New San Eran cisco, you will of course at once smell a rat and know that I can possibly mean no other place except Chemulpo, the port of Jenehnan, 'urea, about twenty-live to twenty-six miles from tho capital, Seoul. The place, which about seven months ago was adorned by a' solitary fisherman's but. is now covered by a couple of hundred of Japanese and some Chinese houses, and by several hundred native Coreaa shanties, some of the latter quite sub stantial structures of wooden frame work tilled in with a mixture of straw and clay. The place has sprung into existence from nothing in an astonish ingly short space of time, resembling the cities which used to grow liko mushrooms on the Australian and Cal ifornia!! gold fields. (ireat activity prevails in the streets, almost day and night, and the bullocks, mules, ponies and other beasts of burthen have a hard time of it, carrying imports into the interior, and exports to tha sea coast; the latter go mostly to Japan, and consist chiefly at present of beans (the same as at Newchwanjr and Chcfoo. ) ginseng, gold silk, beche-de-iucr, cu:tle tish. dried shell-fish, bide, bones, horn, and many other things too numerous to mention. The imports at present appear chiefly to be copper, Npelter, lead, piece goods, glass, hardware, cut lery, fancy goods, luxuries and lots of other things. And that is the "poor country" of which we have beard so much nonsense by pessimists! Tho markets are well supplied, the country people bringing their produce freely to the market, where even thing for the kitchin (except foreign vegetables) may be bought at moderate prices, in cluding a large variety of delicioui fruits, iioine of which are decidedly superior to those which may be ob tained on the opposite shore of tho Yellow Sea, in China. The majority of foreigners here are those connected with the Customs: thev are living in a mandarin's yameu (which had been va cated for their accommodation) at Uato, Home distance from the settlement, and seem to be happy :ad contented with their new country, and well pleased with the inhabitants. At present Japan lias the lion's share of trade, but from what lean hear it is very likely that, before many months are over, foreign ers ami Chinese will he likclv to partici pate iu the profits of intercourse with this country, the resources of wb'eh aro inexhaustible, if ouly the propvJ step are taken to develop th. ni; tb tt is all that is required. '1 lie soil rvj&, anv Will vicld almost anythi; " ,