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Shorthand and Mental DiMcipline.
The mental discipline which may be derived from the practice of stenogra phy is permanent Speed may be lost, word signs may slip away, but the power of concentrating the attention persists. Nor is the increased power of analysis confined to the analysis of spoken words. It is brought into play in all Kinds of mental work. Possibly the truth may be that only persons with minds naturally analytic can be come expert stenographers, and that the faculty is a cause rather than an effect of such proficiency. However that may be the man who has a mind of that sort can select a topic at ran dom, analysize it rapidly into its nat ural subdivisions and make a speech or write an essay on it while the other men would be groping around for an introduction. The value of this sort of discipline to a lawyer or preacher or writer is obvious. Mathematics is the only study that can be compared to a scientific system of shorthand for the development of analytical powers. World To-day. . Coldent Liquid. Liquid hydrogen is by far the coldest liquid known at the present time. At ordinary atmospheric pressure it boils at 422 degrees F., and reduction of the pressure by an air pump brings the temperature down to 132 degrees, at which the liquid becomes a solid, resem bling frozen foam. According to Prof. Dewar, to whom the credit is due of hav ing liquefied hydrogen in 189S. the liquid is a colorless, transparent body, and is the lightest liquid known to exist, its density being only one-fourteenth that of water; the lightest liquid previously known was liquid marsh gas, which is six times heavier. The only solid which has so small density as to float upon its surface is a pieoe of pith wood. Cas sier's Magazine. American Prccinn Moucm. The United States can supply all the wants of its people for coal, iron, cop per, petroleum, and all the useful min erals; gold and silver also are found in generous quantities; but of precious stones, the diamond, the ruby, the em erald, the topaz, etc.. it has practically none, except what it has bought abroad. In 1902 we paid $25,000,000 to foreign countries for precious stones that we imported, while during that 3rear precious stones of the value of only $338,000 were found within our borders. These were principally sap phires from Montana, turquoises from New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada and Cal ifornia, and tourmalines and chryso prases from California. KnHMian 1'ofttagre Stanton. Russia is, or will be very shortly, the possessor of the oldest unchanged issue of postage stamps in the world. Until now Hong-Kong held that position. The first Hong-Kong stamps were issued in 1859 and are identical in every respect with those in use to-day. The head of King Edward is, however, r,oon to re place that of Victoria, and thenceforth the Russian issue, with the double eagle and shield of St. George, which first ap peared in 1864-65. and is stiil running, will hold the long-time record. Hratnl Cane "What is the charge agaiu3t that prisoner?" "Wife murder." "Was it a brutal case?" "Very. He came home early one even ing, and, after presenting her with anew sealskin wrap and $1,000 for a winter outfit, he told her he was going to qui: the club, drink, cards, everything, and spend the evening with her. She never regained consciousness." Cincinnati Tribune. Clever Cirl. Nell Doesn't Mr. Staylate annoy you awfully with these tiresome stories of his adventure-? Belle 01?. nu: they come ?s a relief. They enable me every now and then to elevate my eyebrows and enjoy a yawn, which he takes for "open mouthed" amazement. Philadelphia Ledger. Hit "'.'aim. Jarson They tell me Midge palmed himself off as a millionaire when he was abroad. Mumphazzard He did He had a photograph of himself and family stand ing on the steps of (ho capitol and ex hibited it all over the continent as his residence. Minneapolis Sentinel. So 31 :( off a Criiin. Crittick Yes. he said he thought you wrote advtrtiainj; poetry. Poet Aster I h-ip? ou corroded his error. "Oh. yes. I told him b was wrong tr. say 'poeirj You merely wrote 'verso?.' " Philadelphia Prss. Didn't rtaim Mtzfh. Tim Magnale-Yos, sir! I owe my success in life to the fact that my word lias alw;ys been a? good as my bond. The Cynic Well, some of your bcr.ds haven't boon all that i-ouid bo desi red. T wu To j i cs. Knji'iteti.' Iron ,nizd. In the neighborhood of the town oi Tjilal jap, on the coast.ol'Jova.tKtensivc deposits of magnetic iroi: sand have been found. The sand lies on the surface, and is said to contain in some places as much as SO per cent, of iron. uilf e Theory. Tomdix In 10 1: a. I and the bride's dowrj Is called a dot. I wonder why? Hojax Oh. probably because it puts a stop to the financial troubles of the masculine half of the combine. Chicago Daily News. What It Needed. The Poet The editor said my poem was fairly good but it lacked warmth. Can you suggest anything? Critic Yes. Here's a match. Phil adelphla Ledger. Culp. At our recent box supper j some 8:22 90 was cleared one box bringing 8.'$ CO, another 2 '15 and a cake selling for 2.30. Rev. H. E Bower preached a most excellent sermon last Sunday. He preaches again on Sunday, February 21st, at 3 p. m. Sabbath suhool each Sabbath at 2 p.m. Our school teacher, Miss Bessie Kreek, is preparing an excellent pro gram for the last day of school. She is one of the best teachers we have, had, and Culp has been blessed with good teachere. The people of Culp surely enjoy themselves if the people in any com munity do. We not only have a good Sunday school and a splendid sermon every two weeks, but we have an excel lent literary society severy Friday night. Even our young ladies take part in the debates. Then we have our rural free mail delivery and telephones in fact, Culp is quite up-to-date. But lest our social atmosphere should become stagnant, the Nimrods of Culp have been indulging in match hunts the losing aide giving an oyster supper at niht. Two have been taken the first ended with a fine supper, consisting of oysters, game and other :ood things, at the pleasant home of George Greiuer aud wife, where a crowd of both the old and young people en joyed themselves. The last, hunt was lakeo last Wednesday the single men of Culp against the married men. The married men killed the most game and the young men gave an oyster supper at night at the home of John Stephenson and wife that will long be remembered. The mothers and wives of the hunters brought baskets of good things, and with Mrs. Stephenson us chief cook, an elegant supper was served. Plates were laid for KJ persons, and oysters, game and many other good tilings were served until a late hour. Everyone enjoyed themselves, from the gray haired men and women down to the babies. 103 rabbits were killed in this hunt. x. y.-z. HEALTH Means the ability to do a good day's work, without undue fatigue and to find life worth living. You cannot have in digestion or constipation without its up setting the liver and polluting the blood. Such a condition may be best and quickest obtained by Herbine, the best liver regulator that the world has ever known. Mrs. D. W. Smith writes, April 3, 1902: "I usd Heroine, and find it the best medicine for constipation and regulating the liver I ever used " Price 50 cents. Sold by Hinde Drug Co. Trustee's Sale. Whereas, Mary E. Mearior, in her own right, and .fames H. Meador. her husband, by their eertain deed of trust, dated February a, 1902, and filed for record on Kebruarj-, -4. 1W12, and recorded in look SO, nae243, in the office of the recorder of deeds within and for Holt comity, state of Missouri, conveyed to the undersigned trustee in trust, to secure the payment of the promissory note in said deed of trust described, the following described real estate, situate, lying and being in the county of Holt ami slate of Missouri, to-wit : The east half of the northeast (K. ' of the iV. K. MJ.'Oiiarter of section No. fifteen (1."), in township No. sixty-two ((52), of range No. forty (40), containing Si) acres more or less. And whereas default has been made in the pa'nent of the interest thereon; and where as the legal holder of the note- lias requested me to exigent e t he power vested in me by t he terms and provisions of said deed of trust. Therefore, in compliance with said request, and ,in pursuance of the provisions vested in me by said deed of trust. I will on MONDAY. KKIIKUAKV 15, 1104, between the hours of J1 o'clock in t he forenoon and 5 o'clock in the afternoon of said day at the court house door in the city of Oregon, lioit County. Missouri, sell at public vendue to the highest bidder, for cash in hand, the above described property, to satisfy said debt and interest and ihc'costsof executing this i rust. KilWiN A. WKIJ'V. Trustee. CROUP Begins with the symptoms of a common cohi; there is chilliness, sneezing, sore throat, hot r-kin, quick pulse, hoarse noss and impeded respiration Give frequent, small doses of Mallard's ilore hound Syrup (the child will cry for it) and at the firs- sign of a eroupy cough, apply frequently Mallard's Snow Lini ment lo the throat. Mrn A. Vliet. New Castle. Colo., writes, March' liUh. i'.)01: "I hink Mallard's 1 lorc!io:nd Ssrup a wonder fill remedy, and -o pleasant'' 2oc. r(V j andSl.00. Sold by Hinde. Drug Co. Nearly Forfeits His Life. , . i A runaway almost ending fatally, i started a horrible ulcer on the leg o .1 ; M Onier, Franklin Grove, Jll. For four years it deli" 1 al' doctors and all reme ; dies. Dul Iii;:klen's Arnica Salve had j no troub:e lo cure him. Equally good i for burns, bruises', skin eruptions ..nil ' piles :2.3c at l". () L'rouil'fi Drug Store. ; Saves .Suffering. j If 3 ou take German Syrup when you J first feel a coid coining on, it will save . annoyance ur.d suffering. Xo need to have a protracted cough if you usej German Syrup in accordance v:th j directions. A little German Syrup in the beginning is belter than a great deal of other stulT after while. 25 and 75 cents. At all druggists. The Reputation v 2. ; m m i v f'STi 1 iirtw THE GIBSON Of the K. N. & F. Clothing in the past is the rock upon which we build all our hopes and business in the future. Its Reputation. What Is It? It has the reputation of being built the strongest and most substantial line of re liable merchandise on the market. There Are Others We Know of But none that have the wearing qualities and the ruff and tumble make up such as you find only in the K. N. & F. clothing. The Prices Are No More Than you pay for the sweat shop kind. Every garment is "Union Made." Made in the large, airy and heathful quarters of Kuh, Nathan & Fisher Co., Chicago, 111. The Spring Line of 1904 Will soon be open to inspection-about February the 15th. We advise an early visit while everything is fresh and new and sizes unbroken. Remember This Winter is nearly gone and we still have a few heavy weights left.They are being priced Right Too. Overcoats at Less Than Cost. The Miracles of 1904. We thought the day of miracles had past, but when we bought that line of Men's Shoes at 50c on the dollar, we are al most ready to say they are not. It is just like buying gold dollars for 95c when you can buy a $3.50 shoe at $2. It is without the least suspicion of a doubt the greatest shoe transaction we ever made. A look will con vince you that the prices on them are all O. K. We also have on display, for which we take orders, a line of samples of the "Flarshiem Shoe Cos" Summer Styles, and can make a shoe up in any shape the eye and mind can conceive of. Prices $4.00 to $6.00. Our spring line of Ladies' and Misses' Shoes and Oxfords will arrive soon and we insist that you should come early while styles aud sizes are complete. Novelties in Dress Goods. An immense showing in this department on display, con sisting of all the new creations Jf or spring. Remember to clean up this department we are making sweeping reductions on everything. Prices are reduced on all winter materials. Carpets and Wall Paper. We are headquarters for the above two articles and canfix you up complete with anything in the above articles as com plete and at low prices better than anyone in Holt County. We would not brag up our stock unless we had the goods, but we have goods to back us and can fill any order given us accurately and will gurantee our goods the best on earth at the price. All cotton and wool materials have advanced from 5 to 15 per cent, and therefore everything is higher than ever before in the carpet department. Wall Paper. We will place our stock of paper against any competitor or mail order house on earth and will compare quality to quality and price to price and then we will leave it to you to decide. . Anyone having a bill of paper for spring to figure on will do weil to come and let us figure with you. It doesn't cost you a cent to give us a chance and if we can't save you money, why then we will give it up. "Carpets, Mattiug and Paper all on second floor." Grocery Department. We take the lead in low prices and everyone looks to us to set the pace and price. A little comparison is all that is neces sary. Gtuality is always the best and prices always the lowest. Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat X-Rav Therapeutics and Finsen -Light, Clinical Lalxiratory, W. L. KENNEY. M. D. X. W. Cor. 6th & Felix St., S. Joseph.Mo.' Dealers in Everything, IMIOTXnsriD CITY, IMIO. I'afcealtkfal Palaces. The illness of the czarina has been attributed lo the insanitary condition of many royal palaces in Russia. It may be so, but there are cases where inflammation of the ear arises from quite other causes. There is. of course, considerable difficulty in renovating the private apartments of a monarch whose life is in constant and imminent danger from obstinate anarchist In trigues. Unless rumor gravely lies, the czar himself does not know where he will sleep before night comes, and to throw open the geography of the pal ace to workmen would increase its ter rors tenfold. The best plan would be to employ foreigners, and, preferably. Englishmen, wno are least of all touched by hatred of monarchy. A court is always conservative, like a university, and it is not uninteresting to compare the statements about the damp and unhealthy palaces of Russia with the famous American mother's characteristic condemnation of the col leges at Oxford. London News. The Pope'c Sleepiajc Car. Although the pope never travels he. owns a sleeping car, which was con structed in 1868, when the line from Rome to Naples was opened. It will be exhibited at the Milan exhibition in 1943 to inaugurate the Simplon tunnel. There are three compartments a throneroom, a car for the guard of honor and a bed room. The throneroom is richly fur nished and has a cupola engraved with the papel arms and the 12 apostles. The carriage is so arranged that the pope when seated on his throne is plainly visible and can give his benediction to the crowds at the stations. The sleep ing car Is divided into three parts bed, bath and dressing rooms which are hung with yellow and white, the papal colors. The bed is of ebony and ivory. Chicago Chronicle. 31 ark Mlaned ilie Boat. The success achieved by Mark Twain during his boating days on the Missis sippi river was due not only to the fact that he was a skilful pilot, but that he was an earnest one. as well. During a talk over old times at Mr. Clemens' summer home, Quarry Farm, Elmira,N. Y., recently, a guest who knew Mr. Clem ens in those days told the others how the genial humorist once missed his boat. Instead of Inventing an excuse, as many of his companions did, he reported to his superior officer as follows: "My boat left at 6:10. I arrived at the landing at 6:20 and could not catch it" N. Y. Tribune. At Htfch AltitHdea. The reason, Signor Mosso tells us, why so few have attempted the ascent of the highest peaks on the face of the earth is the conviction that man cannot with stand the rarefied air of these altitudes. "Heroism shrinks from such prolonged sufferings as these due to the lack of health." His own experiment and ob servations, however, give us assurance that man will be able slowly to accus tom himself to the diminished barome tric pressure of the Himalayas. "If birds," he says, "fly to the height of 29,000 feet, man ought to be able to reach the same altitude at a slow rate oi progress." The IIIxheMt Tower. An English weekly tells of an Amer ican innocent abroad who was unim pressed by the Eiffel tower. To a proud Frenchman he announced that in Amer ica they Lad a tower so high that they had to let down the tops at night. "Vat for you let down ze top?" cried the astounded Gaul. "So as to let the moon get by." replied the heir of George Washington. N. Y. Tribune. lu:iIle.-ome Ponil. A parent was examining his young first-grade hopeful in geography. "What is land with water all around it called?" "An island." "Then what is water with, land all around it?" After a pause "A puddle." Boston Herald. The TTiree Hundred. Leonidas was holding the pass. "If we were only the Four Hundred instead of the Three Hundred," he wailed, "they could never break through." Angered at his lack of foresight, the hero of Thermopylae fought to the bit ter end. N. Y. Sun. The Twentieth Century Roy. "Boys will be boys." said Mrs. Corn tossel. "Thai isn't what I object to," said her husband, as he looked over the tops c his glasses. "What I don't like is their starting righv in at the age of 17 to be men whose fathf rs can't tell them any thing." Washington Star. Xatle Her JTervonv. Ernie I saw you cut automobiling with Fred yesterday. You looked as though your hr-art was In your mouth. Ida Xo wonder. The automobile was going CO miles an hour and Fred was proposing at the same time. Chicago Daily News. Common 3il.i1ale. Hubby Did you read about a woman who married one man. thinking he was another? Wife That's nothing. Lots of women do the same thing every day in the week. Boston Globe. Antrnliaii Ostrich Farm. Ostrich farming is proving successful In Australia. The birds lay three times a year, from 20 to 30 eggs each period; the feathers measure up to 27 inches is length and 15 in width. I How Me Wan Born. ' Blobbs Old Gotrox is proud of the fact that he wasn't born with a silver spoon in his-mouthv Slobba Judging from his table ners It must have been a knife