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The credit man of a lar&e department store recently told me of a shrewd trick played by one of his process serv ers. It may be old to others, but it was new to me. A debtor had tried to hide by changing his residence and leaving a false address with the janitor at the old place. The process server, having vainly searched for him at the false address, went back to the store, made a large package of excelsior, wrapped it in bright red paper ad dressed it to the debtor at his old placed, and mailed it in the branch postoffice. Then he waited near the carrier's door until a postman came out with the readily recognized package. The rest was easy, for, of course, the debtor had given his right address to the post office people, and the package was too big for the postman to conceal. The process server merely followed the package and found h;s man. Brooklyn Eagle. Radium and tlie Sun. Prof. George H. Darwin suggests that the discovery of radio-activitj- renders it possible to increase the estimated aga of the sun, and the period during which it will continue to furnish light and heat to the earth, from 10 to 20 times. Thus, instead of being 100,000.000 years old, the sun may be 1.000,000,000 or 2.000. 000,000 years old, and its future duration may be 100.000,000 or 200.000.000 years in place of 10.000.000. Knowing as we row do, Prof. Darwin says, that an atom of matter can contain an enormous store of energy in itself, we have no right to assume that the sun is incapable of liber ating atomic energy to a degree at. least comparable with what it would liberate if made of radium. Science. Detroit, City of IMIIm. The pill and civilization walk hand In hand. Americans may feel justly proud of being citizens of the greatest pill eating nation on the globe. Detroit de serves a wreath of glory as the world's most prolific, tireless and versatile pro ducer of pills. She sends forth these pellets of health at the rate of 160 tons of pills a month nearly 2,000 tons a year! It is a mark of the benevolent spirit of Detroit that she consumes but a small portion herself, sending the greater part to ease the Ills of other places. There is no malady on earth which the 1,700 varieties of pills made in Detroit will not alleviate. Leslie's Monthly. Endurance of the White Race. The report of the surgeon general of the army emphasizes the fact that the white people of the temperate zone are better able to adapt themselves to cli matic changes than any other race Eskimos cannot live in a warm cli mate and negroes from the tropics can not stand exposure in extremely cold countries. Individuals of the white race might not be able to endure great changes, but as a race it has proved its ability to live in any country where hu man habitation is possible. Chicago Chronicle. His Fatal Al Intake. Mr. Pugnose What? You would not marry me? Sweet Girl Impossible. "But you seemed to love me once. Your eyes brightened at my approach; and often when I sat silently gazing at you I am sure you were greatly agi tated." "Yes. I know: but since you have cut off your side-whiskers you don't look so much like poor, dear, dead and gone Fido." N. Y. Weekly. A Synonym. "Being a printer. Mr. Dash," said the hotel proprietor, "maybe you can advise me. I want to get a sign painted: 'Writing Room Free to Our Patrons,' or something like that." "I don't like 'patrons,' " said Mr. Dash. "No.. Maybe that doesn't sound just right. What would you sug gest?" " 'Victims.' " Philadelphia Public Ledger. Ed neat ed Indian. The often printed statement that edu cated Indians soon after leaving school relapse to the "blanket" state is refuted by the report of die Hampton institute. That school has graduated 938 Indian boys and girls, 673 of whom are now liv ing. The report shows the work of these alumni to be excellent in 141 cases; good in 333; fair in 149; poor in 42; bad in 8. Similar Tauten. Aunt Maria I think you and Mr. Mann ought to get along nicely together. You know you both like the same peo ple. Matilda Yes, and, what is better, we hate the same people. Just think what nice long talks we shal have together. Stray Stories. He Was Skeptical. "After all." said tiie beautiful heir ess, "marriage is only a lottery." "Oh. I don't know," rejoined the ribbon-counter superintendent. "Would i fellow with an income of seven dol (ars a week have any chance with 'ou?" Chicago Dally News. How He Acted. "How did he act when he proposed?" isked Miss Paramne. "Finest acting I ever saw." exclaim ed Miss Kolash. "For a moment I hought he had really forgotten about aiy money and really loved me!" In iianapolis Sun. Naturally Hot. "It's no wonder you had a hot box," laid the young man who was watch ing the engineer removing the brass Doxing from the superheated axle. "Why?" grunted the engineer. "Because it's a yellow journal." Houston Post. Fr Perfamery. The Scilly IsUridtf produce yearly 700 iOBB of flowtn for perfume making. . Seme of the Old Ones. Jacob Finical was born in Daitod," Germany, in 1521, unci came to LTok county in 1S17, and ha-, resided in the northern part of our couusy ever since., He is the lather of II children, six of wbrnt are liv ng He has 'il grand child i en. Although now m hi- Sord , year he is enjoying the best of health. ' George Ccopr-r was born in Cooper ', county. Missouri, June 12, 1827, seven ears after t! e admission of his natvej state into the Uuion. He came t Holt , county in 18'JS, and located on what . was known as the Plummer place, tivoj miies nor h of Oregon. In 1875 ho lo cated on his present place and was then knowu as the Jake Homeckr farm. In 1848 he was married to Mi nerva Stephens, of Cooper county. Mrs. Coopr was born Nov. G, 1826. Four children were born to them; two art nov living, Thomas, of Cusirr City, Da kota, and Mrs. Belle Cunningham, of Hickory township, each of whom have two childn. Mrs. Jan. Nowland, a daughter, now deiid, left threo girls, two of whom married, one is the wif of Win Alkire, at d another married a Mr. Iiuhl, who has one child. He has one great grandchild at d seven grand chil dren. Mr. Cooper on coming to this county became a subscriber to The Sen tinel, and I a constantly remained on its list. Frances IJrown w. s born near Irvin, Kentucky, Jul; 21), 1822. When about 12 yea:s of age she moved wiih her par- j ents to Illinois, where they redded about two years, and then came to Clay county, Missouri, and then to Holt county, where in later years she was united in marriage to M. D. Brown, a dentist, Rev. Greenberry Thorpe, Holt county's thst minister, and represented the "Hardshell Baptists," performing the ceremony. For two years they re s ded on the Agency farm in Kansas, and then went to Iowa Point in 1801. They located at Forest City soon after, where Mr. Brown died in 1884. Grandma Brown, as she is familiarly called, was the mother of eight children; has four grandchildren and cne great grand child. She resides in Forest City with a sou and daughter, and although 81 y are old can get a nice meal of victuals on the table in less time than is taken by many of the girls of today. She is qu ite busy in the spring and summer .i) onths caring for the chickens and bees and making garden and helping ith the house work. SEAL ESTATE MIMEOGBAFB PUBI.ISIIKI) WKKKLY BY W. H KICHAKIK- OKKCOS, MO. OFFICE Ur.STAIiCSIN 111 K MOOHK BLOCK . Atetracter and Negotiator of Loans. Transfers for the week ending Jan ary 2.1. 1904: WARKANTV DEEDS. VVm E Everhart to Geo H Hun ter, e2 ntr nw 8, 62,37 8 2,0)9 Alfred R Scott to J no W Squire. nw4 and e2 sw and w2 se4 32, 62, 39 9,000 las Scott to Rob't G Emerson, ne sw and and r.2 se4 34 and nwsw 35, 61,38 1 Je Scott to Ch;.s E Evans, se 20, 61. 37 1 Chas L Cupp to Auberry Noiand and wife, w2 w2 17, 60, 38 100 Jacob MarKt to Jacob Kurtz, 35a nwsw31,60, 37 2,275 Est line F Wmy to Mary M Thornhill, lot 6, block 49, For est City 200 Geo H Watson to Chas W Brooks, w2 nw 32, 61, 37 3,800 Jno W Squiie to Silas A Beason, nw4 e2 sw w2 se 32, 62. 39 12,800 Ino W Squire to H Martenson, w2 frl 6, 58. 37 and accretion. . 13,010 Titss Bunker Mercantile Co, ar teles corporation 10,000 QIUT-CLAIMS. Philip Markt to Jacob Markt,.'i5a nw sw 31. 60, 37 1 Nm S Marshall to Jno S Bilby, nw (n of R R) 3, 62, 40 50 Richard E Turner to William Ross, lot 8, b'ock S. Forest City 25 WITH THE LINCOLN TRUST CO. ST. LOUIS, MO. ASSETS, - - $8,300,000.00. A Five Dollar Bill will open an Account. WRITE FOR BOOKLET TELLING ALL ABOUT IT. 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 little German Syrup in the beginning, is better than a great deal of other stuff " after while. 25 and 75 cents. At all druggists. ATTENTION ! Everyone in Holt Next week we intend to make a trade winner week for us in the Clothing Department. Winter is slowly slipping away and of course the demand for winter garments is being heard less, but you will need them'some time, why not buy them now and SAVE MONEY. Our entire stock of Overcoats, although some sizes and styles are gone, is in very good shape yet. We intend to SELL THESE COATS at some price. You name the price and we will then talk business. Count;. Suit Department. A GREAT CLEAN UP SALE IN this department. A suit here, a suit there, and several odds and ends; in fact, there are all kinds, Black Clays, Fancies Cheviots and Worsteds, all styles and prices from $7.50, $10 and $12.50. Every suit guarranteed. To close this lot at, per suit - S5.00 Remember these Prices on the Suits are good only till Feb ruary 15th. Buy Now "It will b3 best Shoes ! Shoes ! Shoes An unprecedented sale of reliable foot wear The line we bought at 50c on the dollar is creating all kinds of excitement. The quality, style and price all mixed in one lot makes the sale easy. A look will convince you. At the prices quoted you it is next to an impossi billity to resist buying. Men's Shoes: Men's regular S3 30 sin es now $2 00 Men's regular 3 00 shoes now 1 75 Men's regular 2 50 shoes now 1 50 Men's regular 1 50 shoes now 1 00 36 pairs Ladies' Vici Kid Shoes with Dr. Reed's cushion insoles, regular value $2.50 now $1 75 One lot Shoes at 48 pair One lot Shoe9 at 25 pair One lot Shoes worth 31 00 at 65 pair One lot Ladies Shoes worth 81 50 at 1 00 This sale lasts "till stock is sold. When Spring Comes You will need new Wall Paper and Carpets. You should re member us when you need anything in the above. Let us figure with you on your bill and we will insure you we can save you money. New styles arriving daily. Dry Goods. Two more days left in which to buy anything in fancy Suit ing, Heavy Skirting at 50c on the dollar. Fleeced Outing, regular 10, 12 1-2 and 15c at 8c per yard. All staple black dress goods go at 15 per cent off Friday and Saturday. May Manton Patterns, any style, at one price 10c, regularly sold 15, 20 and 25c. Grocery Department. SAVE THE PENNY -Pennies make nickles,nickles make'dol lars, dollars make millionaires. 32 pounds best Cane Sugar for 81 00 Good Japan Rice 6 pounds for 25 All 12, 15 and 20c cake 10 Vigor, 4 packages for 25 The best Premium Soda 7)c pound Other grades down to 4 c pound Buy your Crackers at "Jobbers' Prices " 1. X. L. Starch, 4 packages for 25 o Sioux Starch, 1 pound package for 5 c 2 pound Buck Starch for 5 c 1,000 Matches for 5 c 2 boxes, 500 to box 5 c Wright's Buckwheat Flour, "the Genuine Article" 4c 4 pound regular 10c Prunes for 25 c COAL OIL and GASOLINE PREPARATION prevents explos ions, Etc., ALWAYS ON HAND HERE. The Racket. Dealers in Everything, Prefer Dried Vegetable. After two years in Alaska, living in a mining camp boarding house, H. C. Conroy, who has come down here to spend the- winter, was hunting through grocery and provision stores in search of Oregon desiccated soup vegetables, He was unable to find any, but insisted that he had been using soup made from them i l Alaska all the time he had been there. "When told that even, if this was so, there was no use for such stuff here now, as the markets were full of all kinds of vegetables, he said he had become accustomed to the dried vegetables and liked them better than the fresh ones, because they afforded a fine variety of seven different kinds and were ready to put in the pot at once. He finally found a man who had heard of the disintegrated, desiccated vegetables he was searching for, and said they were put up for shipment to Alaska by a man. at Dayton, tut they had never been in troduced in the market here, partly be cause there was no demand for them, but mostly because there had never been any more made th?n the Alaskan mar ket demanded. Portland Oregonian. Science of the Mind. Much interest and apparently some envy have been aroused in England by the extraordinary growth of the teach ing of psychology in American univer sities. Dr. C. S. Myers recently read a paper on this subject at Cambridge In which he remarked that in America the fact is becoming recognized that a max of culture should know something not only of the works, but also of the work ing of the human mind. Among the ex periments for students that are now provided for in laboratories are those relating to color vision, to nerve reac tion times, to hearing, taste and smell ing, to tactile sensibility, and so on. At Harvard a half-year's course is offered on the mental life of animals, and else where animal intelligence plays a coa siderable part in these studies. Youth's Companion. Wanted Satisfactfoa. An East Baltimore street dentist is telling a good one on one of his pa tients, which shows what a vein of grim humor lies within the bosoms of some men. He says the patient in question had had extracted a large hollow tooth which had pained him for years, and after it was out asked for it n order that he might take it home. The dentist asked him what on earth he wanted with an old de cayed tooth. The patient winked knowingly as a sad smile crept over his countenance and replied: "I want to take the old tooth home, fill the cavity with sugar, set it on the table and watch it ache. That is the only way I can get even with it." New Incandescent Lawn. A new type of incandescent lamp fila ment has recently been perfected by Dr. Just, of Vienna, the essential feature of which is the use of bornitrate as ma terial for the filament The lamp gives a light similar to that of the ordinary filament, and tests have shown an av erage life of between 300 and 400 hours. It is stated that the cost of manufacture Is not greater than of the ordinary lamp. Up to the present only lamps of 50 and 100 volts and 35 candle power have been produced. The most Important feature of the lamp is its high efficiency. Boy Memory. Editor-in-Chief (to office boy) Ben nie, where's the theater tickets I sent you after? Bennies I forgot 'em. City Editor Bennie, where's that paste sent yon for? Bennie I forgot it Sporting Editor Bennie, what was Jack Glasscock's battin' average in 1888? Bennie (promptly) Three hundred and eighty-six. Cleveland Leader. Chenp Electricity. Of his new invention for the cheap production of electricity Mr. Edison says: "You can wire your house for anything that electricity will do, and the batteries In your automobile will operate the plant. The cost? It is so trifling after you are provided with your plant that it Is not worth mentiom ng. The fuel used in this machine is one that has never before been used for fuel under these conditions." Knew One Kind. "When it comes to cake," she said, tilting her nose ever so slightly, "a man's ignorance is colossal. What do you know, for instance, about angel food?" "I think I know the kind that the only angel of my acquaintance likes," whispered young Spoonamore, hand ing her a box of fudges. Chicago Tribune. Why, ef Coarse. "Your story seems all right, but why do you use the absurd expression: 'He gathered her in his.arms?' " "The expression is perfectly correct In this case." "How's that?" "She was all broken up." Cincinnati Gazette. Feminine Friendship. She Have .you ever met my two dear est friends? They are just lovely and so devoted. He How long have you known them? "Why, I've known Annette nearly ten days and Margaret almost a week." Cleveland Plain Dealer. Develops Intense Heat. The heat developed b7 the firing of heavy guns i3 remarkable. During some recent trials in Germany a gn that had been fired 75 times melted sol der placed upon it, while another was hot enough to soften lead. What She Tnaasat. "What do you think of Charlie's pro posing to. me when he hasn't known ae a week?" "I think that's the rcakfe" Loftta Tit-Bit.