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The Big Four THE GREATEST SUBSCRIPTION BARGAIN OF THE YEAR ncu i n lri fill Mr rnrniRr oughly practical, helpful, up to-date Review of Reviews Success Magazine 5Suenht?lt Sentinel The regular price OUR PRICE 15 Sheriff's Sale in Partition. STATE OF MISSOURI, 1 ... County of Holt. i' In the Circuit Court of Holt County. Missouri. Vinnie B. Swulin, Louis T. Cropp and Dessie Cropp. I'lamtins, vs- Charles L. Cropp, Jennie Cropp, Tacy Cropp. Bertha Cropp and B. B. Simmons, De fendants. m w ,,vv Whereas, on the 14th day of January, 1907, in tho Circuit Court of Holt County. Missouri, a decree in partition in the above entitli-d. cause was rendered, and it was by the Court found that owing to the situation and loca tion of said land and the numerous interests therein, that the same is not susceptible ot division in kind, without great prejudice to the rights and interests of the parties, it was ordered that said lands be sold for cash by the Sheriff of Holt County, Missouri, at the April term of said Court for the year 190, as provided bv law In such cases, and that said Sheriff make report of his acts and do ings in the premises at the next term of this Court. Now. by virtue and authority of said decree and order of sale made by the said court. In the above entitled cause, aud of a certified copy thereof, dated the 23th day of February, 1907, and to me delivered by the Clerk of said Court on said date. I will on WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24. 1907, between the hours of 9 o'clock in the forenoon and five o'clock in the afternoon of that day, at the front door of the court house. In the City of Oregon, In Holt County, Missouri, sell at public vendue, to the highest bidder for cash In hand, the following described real estate, to-wit : The northwest quarter of the northeast quarter of section eight (8) and the east half of the north half of the northwest quarter of section eight and the east half of the west half of fractional live, and beginning at the southwest corner of the east fractional half of fractional sectional five, thence running north forty rods; thence southeasterly to the south line of said east fractional half and to a point sixteen rods east of the beginning corner; thence west to the place of begin ning: all in township sixty (60), of range thirty-eight (38). All lying and being In the County of Holt and State of Missouri. ALFRED R. McNULTY. Sheriff of Holt County, Missouri. First insertion March 15. 1907. Sheriffs Sale. By virtue and anthorlty of a general exe cution, issued from the office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Holt County, Missouri, returnable at the April term. 1007. of said court, and to me directed in favor of John Grythin and against Ove Flaten, I have levied upon and seized all the right, ti tle, interest and claim of the said Ove Flaten. of, iu and to the following described real estate, to-wit: The east half of the northwest fourth of section 23; the southwest fourth of section 23: lots 2. 3, 4 and 5. in section 24, and the south west fourth of the northwest fourth of sec tion 24, all in township 59 of range 37. All lying, being and situated in said County of Holt and State of Missouri, and I will on WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24, 1907, between the hours of 9 o'clock in the fore noon and 5 o'clock in the afternoon of that day at the court house door in the City of Oregon, County of Holt aforesaid, self the same, or so much thereof as may be required at public veuude, to the highest bidder for cash in hand, (subject to all prior liens and judgment), to satisfy said execution and costs. ALFRED R. McNULTY, Sheriff of Holt County. First insertion, March 15, 1907. Notice. AH land owners in Big Tarkio Drain age District, No. 2, are hereby notified that a meeting will be held at the farm residence of James H. Meador, mile west and mile south of Craig, on Saturday, the 9th day of March, 1907, at 2 o'clock p. m., for the purpose of elec ting one supervisor for the term of 5 years to take the place of the retiring supervisor, John A. Buck. 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The oldest newspaper in Holt County. Gives all of the important, Local Events Historical. Statis tical and Biographical. No superior county paper in the state. Regular Price, per year, 1.50 of these 4 great publications is $6.50 : : : : $3.50 SUBSCRIPTIONS, NEW Oft RENEWALS, 70 ANY OF "THE BIG FOUR" MAY BEGIN AT ANY TIME. SEPARATE SUBSCRIPTIONS TO THE MAGAZINES WILL NOT BE RECEIVED. THE FOUR PUBLICATIONS MUST BE SENT TO ONE ADDRESS. Send all orders to JJg SENTINEL, Oregon, Missouri. Order of Publication. Jonas B. Shields, Plaintiff, vs. N..T. McAshane; Henry H. Mayfield: John Perkins: the unknown widow and the un known heirs, devisees and legal represen tatives of N. J. McAshane, deceased; the unknown widow and the unknown heirs, devisees and legal representatives of Henry Mavfield, deceased; and the un known widow, and the unknown heirs, de visees and legal representatives of John Perkins, deceased, Defendants. In the Circuit Court of Holt County, Mis souri. April Term, 1907. Now. this 7th day of March. 1907, comes Jonas B. Shields, Plaintiff in the above en titled cause, before the undersigned, Fred W. Cook, Clerk of the Circuit Court In vacation, and files his petition verified b his affidavit setting forth that the Defendants, N. J. Mc Ashane, Henry H. Mayfield and John Perkins are all non-residents of the State of Missouri, and cannot be served with summons in this state, and that there are persons interested in the subject matter of the said petition whose names Plaintiff cannot insert therein because they are unknown to Plaintiff; that the in terests of such unknown persons and how de rived so far as the knowledge of this Plaintiff extends are as follows, to-wit: The interests of the unknown widow and the unknown heirs, devisees and legal representatives of N. J. McAshane, deceased, are such dower in terests, fee simple titles and other interests as they or any of them may have acquired by devise, inheritance or otherwise from the iid N. J. McAshane, deceased, he, the said N. J. McAshane having !een named as the grantee in a warranty deed dated March 24. 1854, and recorded in Book D at page 254 of the real estate records of said county, pur porting to convey to him the fee simple to all said land; the interest of the said un known widow, and the unknown heirs, de visees and legal representatives of the said Henry II. Mayfield, deceased are such dower interests, fee simple titles and other Interests as they or any of them may have acquired from the said Henry H. Mayfield, deceased, he, the said Henry H Mayfield having been in his life the grantee in a warranty deed, dated January 23, 1875, and recorded in Book 30, at page 227 of the real estate records of said county, purporting to convey to him the fee simple title to all of said lands; the in terests of the unknown widow and the un known heirs, devisees and legal representa tives of the said John Perkins, deceased, be ing such dower interests, fee simple titles and other interests as they or any of them may have acuuired from tue said John Perkins, deceased, he, the said John Perkins, having in his life time been an heir of John D. Per kins, who at his death was the owner of all the said lands. It is therefore ordered by me as Clerk aforesaid in vacation, that publication be made notifying said Defendants that an ac tion has been commenced against them by pe tition In the Circuit Court of Holt County in the State of Missouri, the object and general nature of which is that the Court ascertain and determine the estate, title and interest of the said parties Plaintiff and Defendant hereto respectively in and to the South Half of the Northeast Quarter of Section Twenty 120 in Township Sixty-one 61 of Range Thirtv-seven T371. and define and adiudire bv its judgment and decree the estate, title and interests of the parties hereto severally, and that such judgment of the court divest each and all of the Defendants and all persons claiminz under them or any of them of all interest In and to said real estate and that the entire title to said land be declared and decreed to be vested In this Plaintiff under the provisions of Section 4268 aforesaid and his title thereto perfected, and that Plaintiff have such other and further relief as he mav be entitled to In law or equity; and that un less the said Defendants be and appear at the next term of this court to be holden at the Court House in Oregon, in the said Countv of nolt on the 22nd dav of Anril. 1907. and on the first day thereof, answer or plead to said petition the same will be taken as confessed and judgment rendered against them. It is further ordered that a copy hereof be ublished once a week in the Holt County entinel, a weekly newspaper published in the said county of Holt and designated by plaintiff's attorney, for four weeks succes sively, the last insertion to be at least fifteen (15) days before the commencement of tte next term of tnis court. FRED W. COOK, Circuit Clerk. A true copy of the record. J Witness my hand and the seal of seat, y the said circuit court this 7th day I - ) March, 1907. FRED W..COOK. Circuit Clerk. Remember we will give you Thb Sentinel and Colman's Bural World for on ily $1.75 for one whole year. FULL YEAR The for Entire ) Family inches The most thor illustrated weekly for Order of Publication. STATE OF MISSOURI, I County ok Holt, f HS In the Circuit Court of Holt County. Mis souri. April term, 1907. Samuel Nowland, Plaintiff, against William Zimmerman, the unknown widow and the unknown heirs, devisees and legal representatives of William Zimmerman, deceased, and N. J. McAshane and the unknown widow and unknown heirs, de visees and legal representatives of N. J McAshane, deceased, Defendants. Now on this 7th day of March, 1907, iu va cation of said court, comes the Plaintiff by his attorney and files his petition herein ver- iiieu uy uih umuiiTii, oi Biimaei .xowianu, tne Plaintiff herein, as required by law, alleging among other things that Defendants, William Zimmerman and N. J. McAshane. are non residents of the State of Missouri, and cannot be served witli summons in this state. Also alleging that there are persons inter ested in thu subject matter of this action whose names are unknown to Plaintiff, and who are sued as tho unknown widow, heirs at law and devisees of the said William Zim merman and N. J. McAshane, that the inter ests of such unknown persons and how de rived, so far as the knowledge of. the Plaintiff extends, art; as follows: The interests of the unknown widow, and the unknown heirs, de visees and legal representatives of William Zimmerman, deceased, and N. J. McAshane, deceased, are such as dower interests, fee simple titles, and other interests as they may have acquired by devise. Inheritance or otherwise as the widow, heirs, devisees and legal representatives of either the said Wil liam Zimmerman, deceased, or the said N. J. McAshane, deceased, they, the said William Zimmerman and N. J. JIcAshane each re spectively having had, in his life time, a fee simple title to the North half of the North- Missouri, excepting therefrom five acres more or less, described as follows: Commencing at the Northwest corner of the Northeast Quarter of said Section No. Twenty (20) thence East 33 rods ; thence South 28 rods to a creek or branch; thence West along said creek or branch to a point South of the be ginning corner; thence North 20 rods to place of beginning. Whereupon it is ordered by the Clerk of Court in vac tt ion, that said non-residents and unknown Defendants be notified by pul Hcatlon that Plaintiff has commenced an ac tion against them in this court as alleged in said petition to declare title vested in Plain tiff under the provisions of Sections KB and 42(58 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri for the year 1S99, of in and to all the said alxve described lands, by limitation. Also alleging in said petition, that the said Defendants have, of record, an apparent claim, title and interest in said real estate; that said Plaintiff is in possession thereof, and that this suit is brought to ascertain and determine the estate, title and Interests of said parties respectively, in and to the above described real estate, and to have defined, adjudged, determined and decreed by the court the title, estates and interests of tho said parties severally in and to said real property. That Plaintiff cannot state the names of said unknown Defendants herein spokeu of and refered to. because their names are un known to Plaintiff, aud unless said non-resident Defendants and said unknown Defen dants be and appear at this court at the next regular term thereof, to begun and holden at the court house in the city of Oregon, in said Holt County, Missouri, on the 22nd day of April, 1907, and on the first day of said term, answer or plead to the petition in said cause, the same will be taken as confessed, and judgment will be rendered accordingly. And it is further ordered, that a copy here of be published according to law. in the Holt County Sentinel, a weekly newspaper pub lished in said comity of Holt, for four weeks successively, at least once a week, the last insertion to be at least fifteen days before the first day of the next April term. 1907. of this court. FRED W. COOK, Circuit Clerk. A true copy from the record. ( j Given under my hand and the seau seal of Circuit Court of Holt Coun- v ty, this 7th day of March, 1907. FRED W. COOK, Clerk oi Circuit Court. W. H. MINT0N, M. D. EYE AND EAR SPECIALIST. SPECTACLES ADJUSTED. Ninth and Francis Streets, ST. JOSEPH, MISSOURI. Order of Publication. William S. Taylor, Plaintiff, vs. Isaac Massey, Zinnie h. Bragg. Alberta M. Bragff: the unknown widow, and the un known heirs, devisees and legal represen tatives of Isaac Masi-y. deceased; the unknown heirs, devisees and legal repre sentatives of Jeremiah Redfern. de ceuMid; the unknown owners and holders of the notes secured by the trust deed dated February 9. 1S82, and recorded in Book 4s of the real estate records of said county at page 84; the unknown owners and holders of the notes secured by the trust deed dated October 10. 1885, and re corded iu Book 5ti at page 284 of the real estate records of said county; the un known owners and holder of the note se cured by trust deed dated Nov. 14th. W.0, aud recorded iu Hook (5 at page 439 of the real estate records of said county, JJe fendants. In the Circuit Court of Holt county, Mis souri. April Term, 1907. Now. this 7th day of March. 1907. conies the Plaintiff in the above entitled cause before the undersigned Fred V. Cook, clerk of the circuit court in vacation and files his peti tion, duly verified by his affidavit, setting forth among other things that the Defendant, Isaac Massey. is a non-resident of the State of Missouri and cannot be served with sum mons in this state, and that there are per sons interested in the subject matter of this petition whose names Plaintiff cannot insert therein because they are unknown to Plain tiff; that the interests of such unknown per son or persons and how derived, so far as the knowledge of this Plaintiff extends are as follows: The interests of the unknown widow, aud the unknown heirs, devisees and legal representati -'es of Isaac Massey, de ceased, are such dower interests, fee simple titles and other interests as they may have acquired as the widow, heirs, devisees and legal representatives of the said Isaac Mas sey. deceased, lie. the said Isaac Massey, having hud in his life time a fee simple title to tluTEast Half of the Southwest Quarter of Section Thirty-two (32) in Township Sixty-one (01) of Range Thirty-seven (37), and the Vest Half of Fractional Section -ix (() in Town ship Sixty (tW) of Range Thirty-seven (37) in said Holt County: that the interests of the said unknown heirs, devisees and legal rep resentatives of Jeremiah Redfern, de eased, are such fee simple title-as they may have acquired by devise, inheritance or otherwise, in or to that part of the land above de scribed located in tho Southeast QuarCer of Section Thirty two (32) in Township Sixty one ((51) of Range Thirty-seven (37) and in t la West Half of Fractional Section Six () in Township Sixty ((Wj of Range Thirty-seven (37). lie, the said Jeremiah Kedfern, having in his life time been the grantee in a deed from Thomas S. Bragg, dated May 4, IStM, and recorded in Book lv, at page 511 of the real estate records of said county. The interests of the unknown owners and liold. rsof the notes secur by the trust eed. dated February 9, 1882, and recorded in Book 48, of the real estate records of said county, at page 84. are such liens or mort gage interests as they may have acquired in and to the land described in said trust deed, under and by said ti ust deed; the interests of the unknown owners and holders of the notes secured by deed -f trust, dated October 10, 1885, and recorded in Book 50, of the real estate records of said county, at page 2-4. :uv such liens or mortgage interests as they mav have acquired in and to the land de scribed iu the said trust deed, under and by tlie said trust deed. The interest of the un known owner and holder of the note secured by the trust deed, da ed November 14. 1890. and recorded in Book 05. of the real estate records of said co nty, at page 439, are such liens or mortgage interests as they may have acquired in and to the land described in said trust deed, under and by said trust deed. It is therefore ordered by me as Clerk aforesaid, in vacation, that publication be made, notifying the said defendants that an action has been commenced against them by petition in the Circuit Court of Holt County, in the state of Missouri, the object and gen eral nature of which is that the plaintiff asks that the Court ascertain and determine the estate, title and interests of the said parties, plaintiff and defendant herein respectively, in and to tho following described real estate: Commencing at the Southwest corner of the Southeast, quarter of section Thirty-two (32) of Township Sixty-one (01) of Range Thirty seven (37).thence North aliout forty-eight rods to a branch; thence down said branch with the meanderings thereof to the east line of said Quarter: thence South on said line to the Southeast corner of said Quarter; thence West to the beginning, containing 100 acre, more or less; also about eight (8) acres, lying in the Southeast corner of the Southwest Quarter of Section Thirty-two (32) In said Township and Range, lying Southeast of the branch. Also the West Half of Fractional Section Six (0) in Township Sixty (60 of Range Thirty-seven (37), except ten (10) acres In a parallel strip off of the West side thereof: and define and adjudge by its judgment and decree, the estate, title and interest of the parties hereto severally, and that such judg ment of the Court divest each and all of the said defendants and all persons claiming under them or any of them, of any interest in and to the said real estate and that the entire title to said land be declared and de creed to be vested In Plaintiff under the pro visions of Section 4268 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri of 1899, and his title thereto per fected; and that the unknown owners and holders of each and all of tho notes secured by each and all of the trust deeds de-crlbed In the caption hereof be ordered and required to enter upon the real estate records of Holt County, full and sufficient releases of each md all of the said .trust deeds and upon their failure so to do the judgment and decree of the Court shall operate as a full and com plete release and satisfaction of each and all of said trust deeds, and that each and all of said trust deeds be.from and after the date of aid judgment and decree, cancelled and for naught held; and that unless the said de fendants be and appear at the next term of this Court, to be holden at the Court House in Oregon, In said County of Holt, on the 22nd day of April. 1907, and on the first day thereof answer or plead to the said petition, the same will be taken as confessed and judgment will be rendered against them. It Is further ordered that a copy hereof be published once a week In the Holt County Sentinel, a newspaper published In the County of Holt and designated by Plaintiffs attorney for four weeks successively, the last insertion to be at least fifteen days be fore the commencement of the next term of this court. FRED W. COOK, Circuit Clerk. A true copy of the record. Witness the signature of the Clerk of the i - i Circuit Court with the seal of the seat, said Court attached. ( ) FRED W. COOK, Circuit Clerk. Administrator's Notice. Notice is hereby given, that Letters of Ad ministration on the estate of Jacob Limpp, deceased, were granted to the undersigned, on the 8th day of February, 1907. by the Pro bate Court of Holt County, Missouri. AH persons having claims against said es ta e, are required to exhibit them for allow ance to the Administrator within one year after the date of said letters, or they may be precluded from any benefit of said estate; and if such claims be not exhibited within two years from the date of this publication, they shall be forever barrel. EDWARD PINKSTON. Administrator. This 15th day of February, 1907. Public Administrator's Sale. By virtue of an order of the Probate Court made at the November, 1905, term thereof, and renewed at the February, 1900, term thereof, and again renewed at the February, 1907, term of said court. I will in obedience to said order and the renewals thereof, on Monday, the 8th day of April next, at the north door of the court house in the city of Oregon, and during the session of the probate court of the county of Holt, expose to sale at public auc tion all the interest of Lousia M. Taylor, de ceased. In and to the following described real estate: Lot three (3) In block fourteen (14) in the original town (now city) of Oregon. Holt County, M issouri. M. D. WA LKER. Public Administrator, In charge of the estate of Louisa M. Taylor, deceased. Notice of Final Settlement. Votice is hereby given, that the under signed administratrix .of the estate 'of John S. Curtis, deceased, will make final settlement of her accounts with said estate as such administratrix at the next term of the Probate Court of Holt County, Missouri, to be begun and holden in Oregon, in said county, on Monday, March 18, A. D., 1907. 3 ANNA CURTIS. Administratrix. This 22d day of February, 1907. WANTED YOUNG MAN from Holt county to prepare for desirable position in Govt. Mail service. Salary, 1800. Rapid promotion totl500. Splendid opportunity. Address Box One, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. GAS AND ITS CENTENARY. Illuminant Was First Looked Upon with Much Alarm. ! Gas. as a practical illuminant,, pass- j ed its century mark on January 2S. On that day in 1807 there was in Lon don "a new and singular spectacle." i according to the account of a visitor, '"the whole range of Pall Mall, from ! St. .Tames to Cockspur street, was 1 lighted up by means of lamps fed with gas instead of cotton and oil, and cer- tainly in a style of much superior I brilliancy. Tnis was tiic first instance of street lighting by coal gas in Lon don, or in any other city. The merit of the enterprise is due to Winsor, a German company-promoting expert, who was especially interested in the question of economic fuel. His pamph lets, however, contained so much ex travagant fanaticism and quackery that they retarded rather than fur thered his schemes, which met with an extraordinary amount of opposi tion, even from enlightened people. Sir Walter Scott wrote that there was a madman proposing to light Lon don with smoke. Awful consequences were predicted. The gas would poi son the air and blow up the inhabit ants; it was explosive, dangerous, of fensive and unmanageable; the pipes conveying it would be hot and apt to produce conflagrations. The lamplight ers to a man opposed the new mode of street lighting, and it is curious to no tice the great hesitation as to its pos sibility expressed in contemporary scientific and popular literature. When a chartered company was at length formed in 1810, the sharehold ers were pitied as idiots; and David Pollock, for 30 years its governor, re ceived some extraordinary answers in doggerel rhyme from otherwise sober and staid individuals whom he had asked .to take shares. MAN OF STRANGE CHARACTER. First Duke of Marlborough Well Called Human Enigma. Herbert Paul, in his book on Queen Anne of England, paints a new pic ture of the great duke of Marlbor ough. He was not truthful. He was not straightforward. He was not honest. In his love of money and his capacity for hoarding it he rivaled those wretched misers who have done no more than contemplate their gains. And yet, such are the strange freaks in which nature indulges, this mean and selfish intreaguer was endowed With perfect courage, with an irresist ible charm of manner, with a temper which even his wife failed to dis turb, with a brain that no sophistry could obscure, and with a military ge nius before which criticism is humbly silent. He was treacherous even in a treacherous age. Wholly devoid of cruelty, and by nature humane, he is said never to have sacrificed an un necessary life. He used his fellow creatures for his own purposes, and when he had no further use for them he forgot their existence. He made his plans and carried them out with the absolute efficiency of sheer intel ligence and the serene Implacability of impersonal fate. An Old-Time Playful Prisoner. The centenary has been noted re cently in London of what the Annual Register called "a most unparallelled atrocity." It was only the theft of a pocket handkerchief from a pocket; but the circumstances of the deed ex plain the vehemence of this denuncia tion. Four men were on their trial for assaulting a man in his house at Ponder's End, putting him In fear and stealing from him; and one of them relieved the tedium of the trial, which lasted eight hours, by picking the pocket of one of the turnkeys as he stood in the dock. An official had the presence of mind to order the restora tion of the handkerchief, and the pris oner obeyed, "with the most careless indifference," but the court, we read, "were horror-struck." Justice, how ever, pulled Itself together sufficiently to sentence all four men to death. He Lost His Nose. A butcher in New Orleans sent bis apprentice boy with two knives to be sharpened. After a keen edge had been placed on them, the boy started back for the shop. On the way he be gan tossing one of the knives In the air, the same as he had seen a juggler do. He didn't prove to be much of a juggler, however. After the third or fourth toss the knife came down and cut his nose off as slick as you please, and he was rushed to a hospital. They are going to make him a nose of wax to replace the one he lost, but he will have to be very careful how he lets other folks pull it. Modern France. One must go through the provinces of France to find her men and under stand the source of her past power. Those we meet with dally are a line, manly-looking lot of fellows bright eyes and erect, sturdy figures, nothing effeminate about them, in all ways superior to the men of the towns, who would seem to be descended from the old men and boys, all Napoleon left la the land in his world race for self gJory. Information Held lack. There had been a fatal railroad acci dent and the reporter sought informa tion. "See here," said the official tes tily, "you fellows must think we have accidents far your benefit." "Fsr haps you wouldn't mind telling mm whose benslt ye have tfcea sssf retained the riMfW. Bat evesi I lag this psiat ths asial .vat STORY OF SOUTH SEA SHARK. He Swallows an Alarm C!ock, with Most Unusual Results. While crossing among the South sea Islands 30 odd years ago in our pri vate yacht, the Haute Flyer, we were much annoyed by a large Irish setter shark that persisted in following the ship, says a writer in the Minneapolis Journal. During the night the shark would often climb up on deck and tip over the garbage can. At one time Henry Williams, a sailor before the mast, was bitten on the leg by the brute. He aimed a kick at the brute, who growled, showed his teeth, and sunk his fangs into Wililams limb be fore leaping over the rail into the sea. One day the cook, annoyed at his alarm clock which persisted in go ing off furiously at all hours of the night threw the timepiece overboard. The shark, always on hand for dainty tidbits from the galley, took the time of day at one gulp. For two days aft er that we heard the clock going in a muffled way from the interior of the surprised shark, who was often seen with one fin on his head and the other on the pit of his stomach, evi dently trying to diagnose his clock case. We were standing on the stern of the ship one evening watching the shark, who was evidently feeling pret ty sick. Suddenly the clock went off on him and the sailors, counting the strokes, noticed that it struck 23. When the shark heard this, he turned up and died before our eyes. WAS LOVE'S LABOR LOST. Woman's First Act of Philanthropy Decidedly a Failure. A lady who was recently appointed a visitor to a hospital for children, fearing that poor children failed to re ceive the same attention bestowed on those of richer parents, paid her first visit to the institution, intending to effect a change. In a ward she found a tiny boy quite alone. He informed her that there was another boy in the wards, but that he was being examined before a clinic. The lady looked around her for evidences of neglect on the part of the attendants. A suit of clothes lay huddled on a chair. Folding them in an orderly manner, she said: "Surely, my dear, these trousers arc too long for you by several inches."" "Yes'm," replied the boy. "A sin and a shame," cried she, and took a "companion" from her bag She sat down and cut off the legs of the garment and hemmed the edges. "Now," she said, triumphantly, when the task was complete, "they will fit you better." "The other boy's taller than me, replied the child. "They belong te him." Chile Welcomes Japanese. In Chile, at any rate, the Japanese immigrant is made welcome. The Chilean government offers consider able inducements to agricultural ami fishing immigrants. Forty acres of rich land are given outright to each settler; 20 more to each son 18 years of age or more; a yoke of oxen, a set of farm implements and $15 a month in cash for the first year. This is re garded as an excellent inducement to the Japanese farmer to leave his lit tle farm of something less than aa acre and go to Chile. Moreover, a practical monopoly of the entire fish ing industry of a country having 3,0tt miles of coast abounding in splendli fish, but practically without a fishing class, holds out an additional bait to a people versed in sea' fishing. Bell Warns Florists of Danger, An electric bell tinkled sharply be side the florist's desk. "Frost!" he said, and ran hatless to the green houses. "The fires had sunk," the florist explained on his return. "The watchman had fallen asleep. But for my frost bell I'd have lost hundreds of dollars. Frost bells are now pretty generally used by florists and ' fruit growers," he went on. "An electrical contrivance is connected with a ther mometer and when the mercury falls to a certain point you regulate this danger point to suit yourself a bell rings a warning in your house or of fice. Many a crop of winter fruit and flowers has been saved in the past years or two by the clever little frost bell." Rebuked His Honor. Henry W. Ely, well known West field (Mass.) lawyer, once defended a man who was on trial for murder. While cross-examining a witness he was interrupted by the judge, who In formed him that he was unnecessarily using too much of the court's valuable time. Turning squarely around Mr. Ely replied: "Your honor, this is not a question of time,, but a question of eternity." It Is needless to say that Mr. Ely continued the cross-examination. Where Her Father Was. The daughter of the house had Just returned from boarding-schooL Her finishing branches had made her a lit tle sensitive. "Is your father out ia the woodshed splitting wood?" the caller asked her. "No," replied the haughty girl, "papa is at the town meeting splitting infinitives." Immense Sum Spent for Tewels. The growing use of small, individual towels Instead of roller towels has brought on increase In the national ex penditure. Few hotels now use roller towels, the gam theory having ssada such aa laareasloa ea the amblic mind.' Last year about f4.IW.Ht wssv asaat te tawsls.