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title: 'The Conservative [microform]. (Nebraska City, Neb.) 1898-1902, October 27, 1898, Page 15, Image 15',
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Conservative * 15
Uno Divided by Naught. .
Pour men sitting together were con
fiding to ouo another their general ig
norance of the matter contained in text
books. O\e said ho had studied algebra
for three , years , but lie would find it
impossible to solve the simplest prob
lem by an algebraic process. Another
said ho had been counted a good student
in geology , and yet ho doubted if ho
could name the principal periods in
their proper order.
"Now let's see how much you do
know , " said one of the men. "How
much is one divided by naught or
nothing ? "
"Ono divided by nothing ? " repeated
the man at his right. "Why , that's
cue. If one isn't divided by anything ,
it remains one. "
"I think the answer is nothing , "
said another. "Ono divided by nothing
is nothing. Sure , that's right. "
"You're the worst I ever heard , "
said the man who had given the prob
lem. "One divided by nothing that
means how many times is nothing con
tained in one. It is contained an infinite
number of times , and the correct an
swer is infinity. "
Then ho had to talk to them for five
minutes in order to convince them.
There are no "professional jurors"
in Mexico. Nine of a man's peers try
him , and a majority is a verdict. II
the nine are unanimous , there is no ap
peal. To serve on a jury one must have
a diploma in law , medicine or some
other profession , or an income of $100 a
mouth , or ho must be a member of a
family whose head has an income of
$2,000 a year.
Dogs kept exclusively for guiding
blind persons or for tending sheep or
cattle on a farm or by shepherds are
exempt from taxation in Great Britain.
Ic only takes a woman five minutes
to clean up a man's desk so that it will
take him two weeks to find anything he
Van -Exchange. .
The firecracker so extensively used by
Americans in celebrating Independence
day is a Chinese invention and is sup
posed to have been used in China in
prehistorio times as universally as it is
now used in the Flowery Kingdom upon
nearly all ceremonious occasions. Its
original use is supposed to have been
to frighten away evil spirits , and in
some parts of the Celestial empire it is
still regarded as an effective weapon
against ghosts and hobgoblins.
Each one of us is bound to make the
little circle in which he lives better
and happier ; each of us is bound to see
that out of that small cirolo the widest
good may flow ; each of us may have
fixed in his mind the thought that out
of a single household may flow influ
ences which shall stimulate t'ao whole
commonwealth and the whole civilized
world. Dean Stanley.
Take the Missouri Pacific special at 8
o'clock every morning for the Expo
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Is the whitest , purest and strongest of all Starches ; is pecul
iarly adapted to fine Fabrics and Laces , and gives to all
Clothes a beautiful , snow-white Satiny Finish that is so much
desired and admired.
A Pure Starch is a White Starch , and a White Starch
( being pure ) is a Strong Starch.
AKGO STARCH satisfies every demand , causes no in
jury , and is perfect for all uses.
ARGO STARCH is packed in all styles and sizes of pack
ages and can be obtained of all Leading Grocers.
Argo Manufacturing Company ,
Nebraska City , INeb ,
"QUAIL BRAND" mark a great advance in the char
acter of Breakfast Foods , having that Fine , Fresh , Fruity
Flavor , which has so long been sought for.
USB QUAIL , ROLLED OATS
and you'll pronounce your Breakfast a success , the Deli
cious , Healthful Oats bringing harmony of body and mind.
PARCHED ROLLED OATS. "Quail Brand. "
Obtainable ol Progressive Qrocera.
City Cereal Mills ,
NEBRASKA CITY , INEB.