Newspaper Page Text
SUN NEVER SETS ON OLD GLORY M8S0N
Uncle Sams Territory Now Extends Over Half Way Round the Earth. Id the race against time the United State brat out the aun by two min utes. In other words tho sun never nets on the territory of this land. He fore It eati set In one oxtreme Ita (ace peeps above the ooeon at the other, and on the longest da)' of the year the flag bents the aun nnd has two min utes to spare. Hlxtron minutes are ndded as the extreme limits to any day In the equation of time: the flag has eighteen over tho halt of the twenty four hours. It Is n narrow margin, but It will do, ns tho following demon Htratlon will demonstrate. It was not necessary for the United Stales nary to take the Canaries In order to extend the territory eastward. The taking of Porto Itlro put the ex treme eastern bordora just ninety min utes of longltudo farther east and six minutes of tlmo In the aamo direction. Kiutport. Me., which for all tho life of tho nation before tho Spanish war, held tho honor, must now yield the palm to Porto Illco. Utit the difference Is comparatively trifling. Porto Itlro commences Juts out of the Baragnsso sea In longitude 65 degroe 30 min utes west. Eaatport Is within half n inlle of C7 degree wost. This makes the d''"ence ninety minutes of long Undo ' favor of Porto Illco. Fifteen culnut of longitude equal one min ute of time, so the Island wins by six zulnutM In tlmo. With Porto Kleo for tho extreme eastern starting point, tho flag mna with the aun of the Philippine. Tak ing Manila as the western point although! It Is not tho extremo point and these United State ex tend rver 181 degrees 32 min utes hi. ' 4 seconds of loun.tiido, That Im nearly five degrees more than hair the rlrctimferoiice of the earth. The dlfferenco In time between Porto Rico's eastern point and tho cathedral Incidentally these United States cover a large amount of distance In latitude. They run from the arctic circle to within hailing distance of the equator. If an enormous Hag were spread out so that It would take In everything over which It now Moats the accurate measurements would Just about bring all within Ita borders. Tho Philippines run down to within five degrees north of the equator: the northern cape of Alaska goes well up to 72 or 73 dogrees north latitude. So It will be seen that a man must do a power of sailing north, south, oast and wost to sot nway from parallels of latitude and longitude from which tho ling of America Is absent. Climatically the country now tuns (ho entire gamut of the earth. It has possessions in the torrid rllaies very near the central belt; It runs for de grees Into the frigid at the top of the cute. It takes In every phase of at mospheric manifestation and disturb ance from a typhoon la a blizzard. It ranges from climes when Ira Is never absent to those where Ice I never known. In somo of tho new posses sions Ice could scarcely be maintained with tho ammonia process, while In some psrts of Alaska It would scarce ly yield to electricity. This Is the churt which the nation offers In Its race with the sun. Start ing with tho eastern limits or Porto Illco In longltudo 06 degree 30 min utes west, with tho time fixed at S a. m., the territorial limits, longitude and tlmo or day follow this schedule New York, longitude 70 degrees west, tlmo 4:16 a. m. Chicago, longitude 88 degrees west, tlmo 3: IS a. m. San Francisco, longltudo 122 de grees, west, time 1:15 a. m. Honolulu, longitude ICS degress west tlmo 10:41 p. ro. The two men entered tho more, and the challenged party said: "(lot any talno teeth on hand to-day. Uncle Jabe?" Without an Instant's lieslta- lit... II-. I. tul.. .oil I.I. l..n,l I m lila HUH, UIIVIV Jnur I'm Ml" ! l . , , . ...t, ..... I- mouth and a moment later held out 1 PPed Th eager t0 the hand with a set of grinning teeth In It. ' There!" he said, "I'll sell that set mighty cheap for my gooms hev snrunk so they don't fit mo no more, and I'm goln' to have some new ones. If you want these fcr " Hut tho two men had tied, while Uncle Jabe called after them: "I'll let yoii have 'em fer Imw'ii half price." THE FLAPS OF TRUOU. Tliy Aiutitail anil Riaiitrsteit Man In Ilia Tranclin. The days that followed Jul 3 were filled with Innumerable visits to the Spanish lines under Hags of truee, says Itlchard Harding Davl In Berlbner'. To tho men In the pits, who knew nothing or the exigent le or diplomacy, theso virgin Hags were as nlfenalvc as those of red are to the bull. The men hnd placed ihelr own fliiR along the entire lino of trenches, and. though they uffordsd tho enemy a perrect tar got and fixed our position as clearly ns buoys mark out n race course, tho men wanted the flags there and so there they remained. Tho trenches forinnl horseshoe curve five miles In length, and the entire line waa defiant ly decorated with our flags. Winn they fluttered In the wind at full length and the tun kissed their colors they mado one of the most Inspiring and beautiful pictures of the wnr. The men would crouch for hours In tho pits with these flags rustling nbovo them and felt well repaid for their service: but when they saw crawlng across the valey below the long, white flag of truce their wnlchfulness atomcd wait ed, their vigilance became a farce, and they mocked nnd scoffed at the white flag bitterly. These flags were sent In so frequently that the men compared them to the different war extras of a dally paper, and would ask: "Has that 10 o'clock edition gone In yet?" and "Is this tht baseball edition coming out now, or Is It an cxtry7" 8h was very pretty, very witty, very sarcastic her world had a wholesome dread of Mrs. Trelawney'a tongue. She had Just Intimated a desire for an Ice and her attendant satellites had dli- be foremost In the quest, She had had a busy day, and It was pleasant and cool there behind the palm; she only wished that people would not whisper somewhere near. If only they were aware hew much far ; thcr a whisper carried than an ordi nary tone! And whllo she meditated an epigram on tSits subject, she opined , her eyes and looked round Impatiently for the whisperers. There was a particularly Ineligible corner near Mrs. Trelawney'a anug retreat-tt three-cornered, low-backed I seat, in the full glare of the light, and unpleasantly close to an Intrusive and spiky cactus. Hither had retreated a poor cousin or tho hostess, a little girl or 17, under dressed nnd pale-raced, conspicuous only ror a new and shining wedding ring. She had been alone most or the evening, nnd now It was sho and her boy-huband whose whispering Had disturbed Mrs. Trelawney. "Darling, nro you enjoying your seir?" whispered the boy-husband. "So much, dear!" answered the little nsle girl enthusiastically. "It's all so pretty and amusing to watch. I've never seen anything so pretty Is my lire!" "I've been helping Lady Lucy; she asked me to take some ladlea down to nipper," the boy-htitband went on, 1 with a comical Imcortanct. "You're sure you are not dull here all alone?" "Dull? Oh, dear, no!" cried the little girl, opening wide eyes of amaze ment. "Oh, there's Lady Lucy looking at us, dear: I expect she wants you again." Tho boy hurried off again, proud ' and elated, and bis little wife sat imll Ing after him from her corner, Mrs. Trelawney looked sharply from one to the other. "I wonder how long that state of things will last?" she medi tated cynically. She knew a certain amount about tho atfalrs of the foolish couple Lad, Lucy had confided various details In tho course of her apology for their prerence there at all. The boy was a journalist, with a microscopic Income and very limited talents, and tho little wire was penniless; and they bad a liny flat eomowhero In tho cast aomo uncivilized locality, the baro thought or which sent n shudder through Lady Lucy. "In 10 yor' time," alio said to BUN NEVER SETS ON TUB FLAO OF TUB FREE. In Manila Is twelve hours and eight een minutes. In other words, when tt was 5 a. m. In Porto Illco yesterday morning It "U 4:12 p. m. Friday In Manila. This Is, ot courso, reckon ing all rrom east to wost. or courso out somewhero In tho mighty Paclllo they piuy fantastic tricks nnd take their tlmo from Toklo, Singapore or uomo other oriental city nnd lose n day. but that Is another story. Hut tho sun pays no attention to tho fantasies of man; he just room on mid Hhows his faco as tho earth revolves on Ita axis. So It will be seen with this wide vi.rlatlon ot time covering thou Hands ot miles, tho suit will not set In Manila on Friday before It has made the Atlantic ruby red In the vicinity or the eastern coast or the western con tinent. In Porto Ilteo It wilt have lift ed lit disc above tho tumbling waves (or several minutes In the summer and not bo far away In the doad or wlntttr. So the flag Is never wholly tn Ipe dark these days, as the sun Hash on Ita ensign and stripes some whet In the earth every ml nut or the day. These United Stale did not need to CO beyond their original limit -that , their transcontinental limit- to U larger than any other land on earth, jrht United Stales on thU continent, excluding Alaska and HitatitrtHg In da gri or longitude only contlnuou ter ritory, cover M degree. ThU limit is taking Man Francisco aa the west tern objective, although the California city I not as far wwl as Mime others farther north. The difference In time between the extreme eastern coast at Haslport and Han Francisco I three hours and forty minute, quite an ex tent r territory. From the seat of government tho time difference Is just three hours. Westward the star or empire, tie., has been exemplified In nearly a',1 that the United State have done. Most people would believe that when Ilattull nd the ret ot le Sandwleh group were taken In by treaty thai the west ward llmlta were extended, yet thla Is far from being true. Honolulu Is 10 degree In longitude, or forty minute Jn time, east ot Dawson City, Alaska, and over an hour east or the extreme western limit of tht northern terri tory. Hut a big jump wot mad to tbt west until longitude began to read cost when Dewey lloked Monttjo to Manila bay. Dawson City, longltudo 105 degree west, time 10:21 p. m. Curollues, longltudo 155 degrees onst, tlmo 7: 12 p. m. Lndrono. longitude. MS degrees east, tlmo 7:0! p. rn. Manila, longltudo 122 degrcoa 118 minute east, tlmo 4:42 p. in. In tho majority of those citses the longltudo I taken from government chart. Tho others nro approximated, but so nearly that oxnet measurements will not show substantial variation, It will bo seen, therefore, with the exact west longitude or Porto Illco act down agnliiMt an equally exact east longitude, counting both from tlrccnwlch, for Manila, tho total distance In degrees, etc., ntid hours Is fixed. Tho Interme diate point outside of tho continental llmlta are estimated from their loca tion on tho chart and may vary as much as a couple ot degree. This, however, would not make more than eight minute In tlmo variation. Hainan Cauals In llrlUlit. The flmt runal In Hrltalu were con structed by the Romans, Ot these the most remarkable are the Caer Dyke and Fom Dyke cut In Lincolnshire, which are by general content admit ted to have been of (Ionian origin. The former extend froi Pettrabor- ough to the ttivtr WMtbam, Mar the City of Lincoln, a distance of about forty tulle, and the latter rrom Liu coin to the Itlver Trent, near Turnkey a distance ot eleven mile. Of the Caer Dyke the uame only now remain, but the Pom Dyke, though or Human origin, still exist, nnd Im the oldest llrlttsh canal. Po Dyke, according to Camden, wa deepened and rendered more navigable In 1121, by Henry I. About 1811 It wa widened to the minimum breadth ot 45 feet and deep ened to the extent ot six feet through out, and thu thl ancient eanal, whlth I quoted by Telford and Nlmrao at "the oldest artlflelal canal In Hrltuln," was restored to a state ot perteet em rleucy, at a cost of forty thousand pound. A tlrl Bargain. The country store owned by Mr. Ja bex Dodd contained such a motley conglomeration In the way ot "stock" that a village lounger one day offered to bet that another man could not aik foi anything la ordinary, tvery-day ute without Uncle Jabe'a producing it Ono ot tho regulntu anld to me. tn great perplexity: "I can't mnko out thl flag ot truco gag. It reminds mo or two kids in a street fight, HtopDltig after every punch to ask tho other fel low If he's hnd enough. Why don't wo keep at It until somebody gets hurted?" Ono of the cowboya of tho rough rid ers expressed the same idea In profes sional phraseology: "Now that wo got those Mexicans corralled," he said. why don't wo brand them?" Untplrail 1 1 1 (Inn Anamination. Frank Mehan, the traveling sales man who wuh shot last week at Ko kotno. lud., by Farmer Perry Hums, Is still alive, and thi Motors say ho wilt recover, notwithstanding the fact that a Winchester bullet grazed his heart and passed ontirely through his body. It dovelops that Hums' wife wo In Mohan's rooms when tho latv.r stood on the porch nnd told tho enraged husband to shoot. Tho nerve ot Me han In Inviting death was a marvelous performance, knowing as he did that the man had a repeating rifle, Like he might have been umpiring a game ot baseball, Mehnn, nfter tbo first shot, exclaimed: "One ball, too wide." The next one he said: "Two balls, too high." and to the third shot, whloh took effect, he exclaimed: "Strike, I'm out," and fell to tho floor. Mama Wauled. Ureene "flood mornlng.Mrs. Drown. Whei la Tom today?" Mr. Hrown "Tom I out In tho kitchen killing cockroaches. He wo going a-huntlng, but hi gun didn't eomo home a he, had ordered. He had set upon bar ing a day ot sport, but rather than be, wholly disappointed he ha gone to killing eookroache. When a man Is In tht humor for sport, he must mur der something, you know."- Ronton Transcript. cUatMe Taiatlua. A third of the money now flowing Into tho Connecticut state treasury it contributed by the New Haven railroad company, and from street railway, the state now derive 1133.000 In taxes. where ten yeara ago only about $15,090 wa yearly obtained. These last fig. ures strikingly Indicate the extent to which trolly line enterprises Uvf ta carried In tut atM "CLARA." RAID THU FAINTEST WHISPER IN THU WORLD. herself, "what will have become ot them?" And at that point sho paused aghast. It was exactly 10 years since she her self, a girl of 17, bad mado a runaway love match with handsome Capt. Tre lawney, She sat curiously white and still, while that dead and half-forgotten past flashed vividly before her. She would never have thought It possible then for her husband to be at his club while the amused herself successfully elsewhere and now this wa the nor mal state of thing between them. Tbert bad been no quarrel, no dls putt; they had simply drifted away rrom each other In those 10 yeara or married lire, until now they wtro com parative alranger. Neither could have told how or when the division began. She looked at the uncomfortable comer again, and with new eyes. That pale little face was the happiest In the room the only contented one In sight. And when the boy-husband came pear, nlwaya with a glance and smile In that direction, what a radiant look was floated batk at blml They really teemed to be enjoying their evening. Mrs. Trelawney reflected; and then, with an Indescribable sensation, It oc curred to her that she, the admired and petted society beauty, was actually envying that plain, badly-dressed, pen nllet little girl. Mrs. Trelawney breathed a long sigh of relict when the brougham door was shut upon her, and she was on her way home. She bad n long way to drive; plenty ot time to follow out her preient train ot thought, and to be as unhappy as abe pleased. She told herself that abe was a de splcable little wretch, a mere society butterfly, and It was no wonder Horace was tired ot her. If only Horace had been poor, so that be and sbt could have worked and struggled together! It only their one child had lived beyond babyhood I Hut that sbt could not bear to think ot even now If only alt tht past 10 yesra could be llvtd ovtr agata, how differently she wools ust themt Now It was too late, and then the rsddtnlr tat up straight, with faat btsdlng heart. It was not too latt, it eoalt itt ba to late, Bat would be gin tht re ry nlgiit and try to rsstcrra something of tht old loving relations ot 10 yea'M ago. She would call for her husbinf surff at hit club; she remem: bered having done to once or twice In those bygone days, when something Imperative hod prevented him from coming with her, to their mutual disappointment. She gave the necessary order to her coachman and then sat tense and up right, her eyes bright, her cheek flushed. Ah, they were not far from the club now five minutes more, and her ntw lire would have begun! She had no Idea what the time was. but it could not be so very late, tor the pavement waa thronged with peo pleall going the same way, oddly enough, aa It occurred to her otter a moment. There woro to many ot Ihem that presently the carriage wa blocked and obliged to go slowly; tht beat her little bands on tho seat In her Impatience und looked out ngaln. A pollcemnn appeared, shouting In audible directions nnd pressing tor ward through the crowd, which gave way reluctantly on either aide. In her ungovernable Itmiatlenre she let down the window nnd beckoned blm to come nearer. "Can't we gel on?" the cried. "I am In a hurry. What Is tho meaning ot Ibis crowd?" They have come to see the fire, ma'am," the policeman answered, civ illy. "I'm afraid you will have lo go round." "Hut we nre almost there the Rangoon club," tho cried. I'a the club that It on Are, ma'am," the policeman answered. Then, aa the turned while, he added kindly: "Don't hi frightened, ma'am; they've got the Arc welt In hand by thlt time, and every one It out." "All safe?" Mr. Trelawney gatped. "Well, a few broken bonet and such like," said the policeman, cheerfully. "Nothing to tpeak of, ma'am only ono gentleman killed. A tad business that." "Whor "The gentleman who did audi great things out In Hurmab a tew years ago MaJ. Treinwney." "My husband I" It teemed to her that tht had known It alt the time. She iaw, at If In a dream, the sudden pity and re spect In the policeman's face, and then the covered her own and tank back In the carriage. The long agony ot the drive teemed Interminable, and yet when at last tho carriage stopped sho tat quite ntlll tor a moment, unable to norvo herself far the next move. Then the door was opened, and, as It In a dream, the passed up tho steps, walking firmly, her fare white and her eyes set and hard. Her apparent heartlessness was silently noted at the time, and after ward froely commented on In tho ser vant's hall, Had they brought him it home? she wondered, with a long shudder. Sho was In tho hall now, and somo one was hurrying to meet her tho dortor. Sho was not surprised to see htm there; In her drcam-llko state nothing seemed strange any more. "I have bad nows ror you, Mrs. Tre lawney." I know I know!" sho answered, petulantly. In her unreasoning mis ery she was annoyed by his hushed tone. Hor own voice was unnaturally thrill and strained, and the doctor raUed his hand In protest. "What heartless creatures theso protty women arol" ho was thinking an unconscious echo ot tho servants' opinion. "I must beg ot you to control your self," he said, sternly. "Everything depends an quiet. His life Is hang ing on a throa " "His life? j Qod! Then ho Is not dead?" Sho had brushed past the doctor, doat to bis remonstrances. With noiseless, flying feet sho was up the staircase, and a moment later was kneeling by her husband's bedside. The doctor, toliowing rapidly, stood arrested at the door, looking In at the darkened room, the kneeling white fig ure, with clasped iiand and large, fixed eyes, the swathed wreck of a man lying very still on the bed. Ono hand lay outside im converlet. Her own stole out slowly, hungrily to ward it, as ir her own daring scared her. She bowed her htad over tho bandaged hand at last and knelt mo tionless. The doctor, watching, and quite rorgettlng hi scathing condem nation of a moment before, thought with a switt contempt ot certain re ports concerning the Trelawney'a do mestic happiness which bad reached hit cars. Something came before hla shrewd. keen eye which blurred the picture before him. He turned aside tor a mo ment and then was recalled by a swift, low cry, "Horace! O Horace!" The doctor sprang forward and then drew back. The Injured man' eyes had opened and were fixed on the shimmering white figure with an ex pression ot mingled awe, unbelief, bliss. "Clara!" said the faintest whisper In the world. The doctor could scarcely hear It. He did not know that the old pet name had never been used for year. ton don Forget-Me-Not. Water tt BToiftV A bulletin of tht Indiana expert swot atatlon says: Of tht different dlsessts ot live stock In the state, nont produce greater lots than hog cholera. For the year ending June 80, 189. tht low In tht ttatt of Indiana wai 899,457 head, valued at (5,390,743. A careful analy sis ot tht statistics for each township In the stale shows that the stream play an Important part In Ita distribu tion, An Investigation made In ISM and 1896 showed that the breeder or pure-bred twine, whfl ctcaptd hog chol- . tra, nearly all used well water. Doc- j tort Salmon and Smith came to this conclusion In their Investigation of hog cholera; Perhaps the most potent agents in the distribution ot hog chol era are streams. They may become In fected with the specific germ when tick animals are permitted to go Into them, or when dead animals or any part ot them are thrown Into the water. They may even multiply when the water Is contaminated with fecnt discharges or other organic matter. Experiments In the laboratory hove demonttrated that hog cholera bacilli may remain alive In water tor four montht. Making all due allowance tor external Influence and .competition with the bacteria In na tural water, we are forced to- assume that they may live at least a month lu streams. This would be tlmo enough to Intect every bird along its course. 11 the larger streams have such a mark ed Influence upon th percentage of 'lots along their courses, It Is only rea sonable to suppose that the smallor streams and ponds have m llko effect. It It common practice to dig out a pond to receive the surfaco water from buildings and yards, t dam ravines and creeks, to catch the wator from tile drains and springs, for water for hog, (in such cases it follows that they re ceive only surface water. It la appar ent, then, that the first atep to be taken in the prevention ot hog cholera It the securing ot a wboletome water supply. , A number ot analyses ot water from .different sources were made and the result complied In ttie-tellowing table: derma ptr cubic centimeter. Very filthy hog wallow 2,860,000 Ordinary hog wallow 730,000 iWabasb river above Ufayttto 12,000 Wabatb river below Lurayetto 113,000 tilean-looklng pond 290,000 Filthy water trough 248,000 Stock trough 5.000 Six cisterns, without filter,... 5,000 Four cisterns, with filters 680 Dug well, surface draining. .. 420,000 Dug well, fourteen feat deep Jn corner protected barn lot... 398,000 Eight tubular wells CO to 150 feet dcop 4 VTIralMi TaUfrapby and MeUomlnrr. Wireless telegraphy depends on tht registration ot an electrlo discharge whloh may be produced at several miles' distance. The registering or re cording apparatus has now been ap plied to the service of tbo weather ob server. A flash ot lightning and tht wlrelet telegraphy resolving instru ment It found capable of recording tbt discharge automatically. It It one ol tht most Interesting of recent applica tion it tUotrlcJUr Pur Itnn Down CM. If Inclined to run down In flesh bo causo ot giving so much milk cows should hnva carbonaceous rood, such as corn meal, to keep them In condi tion; but they will eat less coarse food It red that which Is concentrated, and the cost will bo Increased, says an vs change Cattle like a varletjr of food, and variety will not only stimulate their appetites but It will Improvo their digestion and enable them to as similate more of what they eat, con verting It Into growth of framo, fat or milk. Some succulent tood along with the concentrated tood la always bene ficial. And regularity In reeding Is nn Important requisite, tor no matter how liberal may be tho feeding or how judi cious tbo selection ot It, It will not have all Ita good results It It I given Irregularly. Each animal that Is red by an known Its feeding time better than the nverage of men know their own, and when the animal passe tt regular hour without being fed It be coraos restless nnd uneasy, and a wasto at tlssuo begins that noon becomea more than the ordinary supply or reed will repair. The rood In such u case Is generally eaten too rapidly and lor that toason ts badly digested, rllir Kalln. When towls are closely confined they sometimes torm tho habit ot feather eating, which Is one ot the basest vices to be thought of that is nauituaiiy formed by the feathered race. Why I this only found among confined poul try? Hecause they are not kept busy searching for their dally rations, henco idleness bring It on. When you flrJt notlco them plucking feathers Is tho time to check It. A remedy It this; Take the fowl that has become the vic tim, and wash the plumage with a solu tion ot carbolic acid and water; take one quart ot water and one tablespoon fill of carbo'i acid, stir well, and It Is ready tor iue. This, In nine timet out ot ten. will effect a cure, and wll not toll the finest plumage. To prevohl feather eating, mix a lltllo salt with tht soft teed. U this Is done, you will seldom be annoyed with reather eating fowls In your yard.- U. 11. Weatlake. Use Oil Freely. The class ot ma chinery used In the preparation ot food for atock, root-pulpers, chaff-cutter, corn and cake crushers, etc., I alio often allowed to beeome hopelessly out of order for Mie want ot timely repairs, sharpening of knives and the ute ot oil. Contrast the tree use mad or lu bricant material to secure easy running and the avoldanco ot friction and strain by the ordinary engine driver or ma chinist to. that employed on the farm. Money-spM-u-etl-far-tivbHesthsy-pirs poses Is money well laid out. Ex. California's Prune Crop. The total yield ot California prunes this year la estimated at 125,000,000 pounds; tho foreign or European crop Is estimated at 250.000.000 pounds, but home pro ducert have the advantage ot a duty of 1 cent per pound, which 1 Imposed upon tbo imported product. The prune growing Industry In Csllfornla Is In creasing very rapidly, the production ptr annum being largely In excess of that ot five years ago. Ex. Whale oil soap has become one of tht standard remtdit for tba trtst satnt ot tha.Eau Jo mi.