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Vro:. Thomas G tMcii.ionl.all. of the Worcester Polytechnic institute, while traveling through 'Tnio several years ago, called at rh" -hslriof school which, as a boy. he hal a' funded. They asked him. at the school, to make a few remark;. He assented and began to talk to Mit children in a direct fashion, trying ' ui'erc-st them from the start. "Did any of yxi. ' said, "ever see an elephant's skin A boy held up 'uh hand and wriggled excitedly. "Well." said Pnf Mendenhall to him. "I have." said hoy. Forest City. - Grandma Roberts is very nooriy Mrs. NYlliu M.iyer, of St. Joseph, is the guest of relatives in our city at pres ent. - Luther Hamilton, who has been very sick with the measles, is now convales j cent Rev. Hearock is in the city this week, ereulating among his manv ' r "Where did yoy v asked. "On an elephjut. Boston Post. it?" the professor w.s the reply. The peninsula of India is famous for the excellence of t'r mica deposits. On account of its delicacy mica quickly suf fers from the crushing effects of earth movements, and Hw superiority of the Indian deposits is ascribed to the geo logically long and perfect quiescence that the great peninsula has enjoyed. In the NellorA district crystals, or "books." of musvite mica have been obtained, measuring ten feet across the basal planes. (!rmslly they are much smaller, and even in India the stability of the earth has not in-on sufficiently con tinuous to prevent the destruction of large quantities v f Jus delicate and val uable mineral. Sexes In e Colleire. In the universities and colleges, which in 1S70 had hardly any women, there are to-day i.'t.OOO women, as ap posed to 37,000 ai'H. Numerically the recent figures are itmost striking. In 1S90 women formed :t1.9 per cent, of the whole body. In I'-WS the women were 36.1 per cent, Between 1S90 and 1898 men in "coed" alleges increased 70 percent. Between IS90 and 1898 wom en in "coed" eoii'iges Increased 105.4 per cent. There ta very reason to sup pose that this increase of women will continue. Remarkflr Teleitrupe. With a 13-inu paracolic reflector of only 20 inches focus. Prof. Schaeberle has obtained, with less than five min utes' exposure images of stars which are appaiently to faint, to he seen ir -the great 36-inh telescope of the Lfek observatory The little instrument also reveals,-4'with x siftiilarly short ex posure, all the aUrts that the large Crossley reflector of three feet diameter is ble to picture with an exposure of two hours. Youth's Companion. Valuable Wine. In the famous collars of a hotel at Bremen there are a dozen cases of holy wine which have been preserved for 250 years. If the cost of maintaining the cellar, payment ot'-rent. interest upon the original value of the wine and oth er incidental charges are considered, a bottle of this choice wine has cost $2,000,000, each gt aasful $270,000, and a single drop could not be sold without loss finder $200. The Man ami the Monkff. Jokely Here's a conundrum for you. In whtt way am C Uke a monkey on a stick? Miss Pert But you're really not like a monkey on a 5tictr, you know. Jokely So good oi you to say so. but Miss Pert But you're not. The mon key on the stick d jenn't make a monkey of himself, you -uaow Philadelphia Ledger. Ristut 'in Line. Hicks He's trying berry culture now, you know, and he says he's hav ing; considerable ittccess Wicks Yes? "Yes, although he admits the returns are small as yet." "Well, that sounds natural. You might call that 'success with small fruits.' " Trade Reln-i-M with Mexico. The United Stales leads in furnishing both the machinery and the raw ma terial for the rie'.v industrial develop ment in Mexico. The exiorts, outside of metals, amounted to $09,721,730 in jxoid, of which the United States took SI per cent., whli; ill Europe took but 15 per cent. Cbanjcttl Efi Mind. Woozley T nsd to think that it was po?sible for mau to live on bread alone. Fuzzicy Then you have changed your mind, eh? Woozley Thar's what. You see I married a cook in school graduate. Cincinnati Enquttvi-. The JVitmniiie Way. Boastful Bess Vs, I have a speak ing acquainting .villi that young mil lionaire. Sarcastic Surt 'm!ced! How long have you ben working in the tele phone exchangaf--C!hicaeo Daily News. Thi V v off It. Mi?s Topleigli -My dear. I congratu late you on getting ihe duke. Where do you spend your ui.neymoon? Mi?s Millions With my husband's ere d i t ors. Ph ila.leiohia P rer,s . Ken. son c'-r Surprise. "1 I nope tnis proposal ot mine hasn't taken you entirely by surprise." "Well, yes; to fell the truth, I had given up all hope of it long ago." Brooklyn Life. SironKe nin.nl Forced. The stroke of i Uou's paw is the third strongest force in the animal world. The first is the blow of a whale's tail; the second the kick of a giraffe. The 'World's Gotten. in the cotton zone 25.000,000 acres are devoted to that staple, the yield being 10.827.000 bales1 of: 500 pounds each, friends. Rev Huynes began a series of meet ings at the Christian church last Satur day evening. J. II. Kunkel and wife, of Oregon, a ere visiting relatives in our city one day li.st week. Miss Mae Kunkel, of ne-ir Oregon, spent several das last week in our city visiting relatives. Mrs. C. White was called to Corning one day last week by the serious illness of her grandmother. Lemon Burnett, nf near Mound City, was the guest of relatives and friends here and near Oregon last week. Mr. and Mrs. George Lease's two little children have both been quite sick the p;tst week, but a4", this writing are much improved. Edward Boy i is row located in San Francisco, Cal. He is delighted with t he climate, and thiuks gathering Mowers on the coast Christmas day much to be preferred to our winter weather. Ruth. Nickell's Grove. Fred Morgan, of Anadark", jOkla,, spent a few days visiting with Ira Hershner. Mrs Gouv. Morris, of Kansas City, has been spending a few days wiih.U. L. Kunkel and family. The most of tho farmers, with a few exceptions, have their ice houses filled and are awaiting the glad tidings of spring. A. C Wiedman, who has been in pnrt9 of Nebraska for the pst year, hjs returned, and is at present making his home with the Mejer Bros. Lee Stephenson and Frank Burger hsve returned to the S'anberrv Normal, ifter spending their semi-annual vaca t'on at home with parents, friends and relatives. Ed. Hershner and Wesley Zachman returned last week from St. Joseph. where they have been having their eye." treated. We are glad to hear that they are very much benefited. Miss Mary Fox, the Grove teacher. spent her vacation at her home in War rensburg, Mo , and has again resumed her dntien in the school room. We are glad to hear that she is doing as nicely as usual. Quite a nunber of the young people of the Grove and surrounding commun ities, attended the oyster supper given by Tom Derr on last Tuesday evening A great, big time is reported by all who were present. Crntkal. CURED LUMBAGO. A B. Caoman, Chicago, writes March 1, IStOTJ: "Having been troubled with Lumbago at different times and tried oo physic an after another; then different ointments and linatnents, gave it up al together. So I tried once more, and got a battle :f Ballard's Snow Linament. which k'ave me almost ins ant relief. I can can cheerfuily recommend it, and will add my name to your list of former sufferers." 25c, 50c and 81. Sold by Hinde Drug Co. Saved From Terrible Death. The family of Mrs M. L. Bobbitt, of Bargerton, Tern., saw her dying and were powerless to save her. The ra-'t-t skillful physicians and every remedy used, failed, while consumption was slowly but surely taking her life. In this terrible hour Dr. King's New Dis covery for consumption turned dispair into joy. The first bottle brought im mediate relief and its continued use completely cured her. It's the most certain cure in the world for all throat and lung troubles. Guaranteed bottles f0c ami $1.00. Trinl bottles free at C O. Proud s drug st"re. I PERFECTLY SAFE DECIDEDLY PROFITABLE ENTIRELY CONVENIENT OPEN A HANK ACCOUNT BY MAIL WITH THE LINCOLN TRUST GO. nt. Louis no. ASSETS, $8,300,000.00. P7S Compound Interest. Write Tor Detail. Many Children Are Sickly. Mother (Cray's Swot Powdors for Children used by Mot nor (Sr:iy. :i nure in Children's Homo, Now York, llivak up Colds in 24 hours, 4'uro. Fovorishnoss. Headache. Stomach I' roubles, Teethintr Disorders, and Destroy Worms. At all drnjrfrists, 25 cts. Sample. mailed FKEE. Address, Allen S. Olmsted Le Roy, X. Y. Saves Suffering. If you take German Syrup when you first feel a cold coming on, it will save annoyance and suffering. No need to have a protracted cough if you use German Syrup in accordance with directions. A littl German Syrup in the beginning is better than a great deal of other stuff aftpr while. 25 1 and 75 cents. At all druggists. J "fate Ms ak" INCLUDING Linens, Laces, Inserting Dimities, Nainsooks and Etc. This is positively one of the greatest White Goods sale ever undertaken by us. Sale commences promptly at 9 o'clock Saturday morning. January 16 th. A Bird's Eye View of the Prices. White Goods. All 25c goods, sale pricts 20c All 20c goods, sale prices 15c All lac goods, sale price 12c All 12c goods, sale prices 10c The a jove priced goods includes our very best Linen, Look Cloths and Etc. Embroideries aud Insertion. Sale Prices--An iranien-ely beautiful line of new creations for Spring Garments. All 10c Embroidery and Insertion, sale price : 8c 12c Embroidery and Insertion, sale price 10c lf)e Embroidery and Insertion, ea'e price 12c 20e Embroidery and Inserti n, saU prie 15c 2oc Embroid-ry and Insertion, sale price 20c oOc Embroidery and Insertion, sale.pric 25c Our line of finer Swiss goods wiil also go at greatly reduced prices. Laces and Edging. Having the exclusive agency of a large New York lace hous, we are prepared to give you some very in teresting materials at interesting Prices. Our ent're stock being replenished wiih new items for spring, represents one of M-e largest lace assortments to be found in Holt County. All oc Lace and Inserting, sale price 4c 10c Lace and Inserting, sale price 5c 15c Lace and Inserting, sale price 12c 20c Lace and Inserting, sale price.' 15c 25c Lace and Inserting, sale price , 20c Table Linens. In this depart mer t will be found ai I the latest de siens, both in all Linen and the Mercerized Cotton Produc's To the cIhss that is looking for Hijzh Class Goods at Rock Bottom Prices is the one to whom we appeal. S 25 White Damask, sale price $ 20 :i5 White Dama-k, sale price 28 50 White Linen Damask, Hide price 40 75 Wh'te Linen Damask, sale price 65 1 00 White, ail Lino. Damask, sale price 85 1 50 White Pure Linen Damask, sale price. . . 1 25 Quality counts, prices sell. 3ut quality is remem bered long after price i- forgotten. On Third Floor. While on this floor ask to see a sample of the "East man's Talcum Powder," sold everywhere at 25c Our Special Price is 15c a jar nr 2 for 25c. Sacrifice Shoe Sale. Slaughtering Prices on all Classes of Shoes. We made a deal this week whereby we became owners of 1,000 pair of good substantial foot wear at about 50c on the dollar, and we give our patrons the bene fit We bought these goods from a firm that had to sell them, and consequently bought them right. These goods are strictly reliable and it will pay you to pay some attention to the following prices : Pair Miaes Kang Train, regular SI 00, retail $ 65 Ladies regular 81 50 Shoes 1 00 Ladies regular S2 f)0 Shoes 1 85 Misses regular 81.35 Shoes 85 Ladies regular 81 35 Shoes . 1 00 Men's strictly up-to-date Shoes, good styles and any size you may ask These are certainly SNAPS. Mens 83 50 Shoes, our price $2 20 Mens 2 50 Shoes, our price 185 Mens 2 25 Shoes, our price 135 Mens 1 50 Shoes, our price 100 Boys 2 00 Shoes, our price 135 Boys 1 50 Shoes, our price 1 00 irir i -'4 mm ::::.m 20 per cent Reduction on all Suits. FJ5CU Every Overcoat -AT COST. THE GIBSON Tho Racket, Dealers in Everything, nycoTJisri CITY, 3VLO- Leave of an Kim. It has heen computed that if th leaves of an elm tree 60 feet high were spread out on the ground, edge to edge, they would cover five acres of land. These leaves, averaging 7.000,000 to a full-grown tree, Will transpire water to the amount of seven tons during the nor- ( mal summer day. Were it not for the la- gathering of the stomate during tha night a few elms would soon draw off all the water from a district. As it is every market grower knows what elms ar 'like near fruit or market gardens. Flower of the Air. There is a plant in Chili, and a similar one in Japan, called the "flower of the air." It is so-called because it appears to have no root, and Is never fixed to the earth. It twines round a dry tree or sterile rock. Each shoot produces two or three flowers like a lily, white, trans parent and odoriferous. It is capable of being transported 600 or 700 miles; ind it vegetates as it travels, suspended on a twig. Conrt CoRtentmcHt. Envy Is a thorn in the flesh. The man of moderate means often envies the wealthy man, and Is in turn envied by the very poor. Wealth, position, fame, all have their drawbacks. The advice of Horace to "avoid greatness" is good counsel. Every position of authority has its attendant responsibilities. It is well to court contentment, to be satis fied with what Is, for therein lies the secret of happiness. Four-Track News, mi - d. x- e i. si i a. C a. Mi il,ni n jLiiese are iiol out oi styie nor suouuy gouus, uui nrst quality nieiuiiiiuuia uictb somebody had to buy, and we bought it, and needless TO SAY we bought it right, and will give you the benefit WHILE THEY LAST. Sale commences Friday, January 15th, and lasts 'till STOCK IS SOLD. Your chance is here to save 50 per cent on your shoe bill. Clothing Department. What kind of Clothing do you wish to wear? You can buy Clothing any where, but you CAN'T buy Guaranteed Clothing Everywhere. The K. N. & F. Co's line of guaranteed Clothing is Sold by us alone. According to the Color. The amount or dew that is nightly de posited on any object depends to a great extent upon the particular color of that object. If four pieces of board are taken and painted respeciively red, yel low, green and black, then exposed dur ing the night, It will be found next morn ing that there is no dew at all on the red and black boards, that the green is damp, and the yellow covered wlta moisture. Malce-Belleve Oaly. It is said that a certain leader of a women's string band was the first to hit upon the expedient, now frequenUy re sorted to. of hiring "dumb" players to make a band or orchestra, appear larger than it really It. Such "players" only pretend to fiddle or blow, consequenUy they can be hired for quite nominal sums. Instead of an Alarm. It is the custom of the Mongolian letter carriers, who make long journeys on foot, with brief Intervals for an occa sional nap, to tie a piece of joss-stick to one of their thumbs, light It and lie down to rest. When the stock burnt down to the flesh, the pain awakens them, and they are thus insured against oversleeping themselves. Affect the Volee. Races living in high altitudes hav weaker and more highly pitched voices than those living In regions where the supply of oxygen is more plentiful. Among the Indians living on the pla teau between the ranges of the Andes, the men have voices like women and the women like children. Plnm Padding. One and one-half pints milk, one tea spoonful cassia, one-half cupful sugar, one-half teaspoonful cloves, five crack ers, two eggs, one-quarter teaspoonful nutmeg, one-half cupful raisins, one quarter teaspoonful salt. Bake two hours in moderate oven. Boston Globe. Improper Qaestlon. Miss Passay I think that Mr. Wiggles worth is just horrid. Maude What's the matter with him? "Why, he asked me yesterday if I went to the Philadelphia centennial ex position." Somerville Journal. Automobile for a Dank. A Brussels (Belgium) bank is using a six-horse-power automobile for collect ing purposes. It is completely closed in the rear, the only means of entering the car being through the front, directly past the driver. Bent Shot In Sweden. The American minister to Sweden is given credit for being the best shot in that country. He can hit the fleetest bird on the wing and his office in Stock holm has many trophies of his prowess as a hunter. Recollectloan. She The baronet says he has many tender memories of Oxford. He Yes, bartender memories. He. worked in a saloon at Oxford, Miss., last winter. Kansas City Journal. Hardnemi of Diamonds. The best diamonds are not the hardest, n certain districts of Australia many diamonds are found which are too hard :o be fashioned, and can be used only for glass-cutting and filing purposes. I Hin Opinion. ! firppne What's vour oninion nfamnn who will sell his vote for money? Graf ter Oh, I never give my opinion. just hand over the money, and let it so at that. Boston Transcript. II Self-Mnde Man. Everybody likes and respects self- made men. It is a great deal better to be made in that way than not to be I made at all. O. W. Holmes. I Perinlted in War. It is estimated that, during the last ' ;entury, no fewer than30,000,000 of civ ilized men have perished In war. The Dentist. A dentist is a man who, no matter how ich, is obliged to live a hand-to-mouta sxistence. N. Y. Times. Mu Is Thmt Little. - Man wants but little here below but be doesn't want to be short OAttatUU Je. N. Y. Times. worth in cash $425,000,000.