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On the 8th of next month standard time becomes tlie legal time of the statu. Tlicn the lianks and all state i nstïtti tious wlll be governed by it. This 11 jtrailually clmiifre tlie various time of the cities themselves until before long ne cin travel tïom Detroit to beyond the MlfStellppi, north of simth, and have one time which will be railroad and town time, legal and standard time. That this cannot but be a gieat eonvenience is at once evident. Although, at iirst t uiay cause some confusión, when everyone gets his clock right and pets out of the old rut and used to the new he will not long notice the difference. All one lias to do Is to get up, eat and go to bed half an liour earlier by the new time, Uien it will be really the same as before. As long as one wants to get up in the morning a certalo length of time after sunnse, what is the difference vihether you cali it halfpast six or seven o'clock. "A rose by any other name," etc. The best legal talent asserts that the changa will make it easier maiiy times to find out the time of tertain acts or deed-', as all will have uniform time, even at dift'erent places wide apart. So tliere can be no objections to it except tbat people have becoine used to the old way, and all will have to come to it soouer or latei, al The CorniKi; predicted over a year ago when the railroad lirst made the rhange. Everywhere in the East, where usual ly they are slower to make iinprovcments than In the West, they have adopted Standard time and it bas niet with general favor. A printte letter frora IJ. E. Osborne, WllO went to China ast vear lias Hie folrownrg ry way oi exiracu: "We ieft Tientsin the last of Mareh and la ju.-t three weeks brou;lit up iu Tai Ku, the "Chicago of the Shanse piafa," as t 8 sometimes called. The flrst 150 miles we carne by house boat, and had a regular I ricn ie all the way, cook stove thrown in. Then in Paoting, for we stopped severa] days, and for the remalning '"0 miles, over the niountains most of the way, we look mules and donkeys. Quite a novel way of travelling to us, hut we had a very enjoyabk time of it. Oar bome here is very comtortable and pleaMSt. The air 18 foul in this large city in the summer, but the mountaius are only six miles awfty, so Mrs. O. and Paul spend the summer up there. I lmve a line black horse which takes me back and forth like the wind, so I stay up there a great deal nihts and ride in to attend to my work in the morning. Medical and surgical work is booming. I have had nearly 300 cases of disease in lessthan twomonthsand this is the dull season of the year, for the men are engaged in cultivating the fields ouuide. We are pelting so we use the Iftnffuage some. but I do most of my mediial work througli au interpreter." It takes a letter about two nionths on the way, one month frotn Tan Kn to Shanghai and tour weeks from there to thig place.


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