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EXTERMINATED BY THE BOERS.
The Quagga Hunted Out of Existence In South Africa. The quagga, a South African ani mal of the horse family, resembling the zebra, which was hunted out of existence by the Boers for its hide.ap pears to have become extiflct in Cape Colony about the year 1865, while the last survivor of its kind, as far as is known, died in the London Zoological Carden in 1872. R. Lydekker, in an article on the subject in Knowledge (London), says: “Even in the days of its abundance the quagga (which, by the way, takes its name from its cry) had a compara tively limited distribution, ranging from the Cape Colony up the eastern side of Africa, as far as the Vaal river, beyond which it appears to have been unknown. In this respect it closely resembled the white-tailed gnu, which, however, is known to have crossed that river in one dis trict. Curiously enough, the two spe cies lived in close comradeship, and in the old days their vast herds form ed a striking feature in the landscape of the open plains of the Orange Riv er Colony. Owing to its rank flavor, ard especially its yellow fat, the flesh of the quagga was almost uneat able by Europeans, although it was keenly relished by the Hottentots, vvho, in the early days of Cape Col ony, were largely fed upon it by their Dutch masters. KNEW LITTLE OF BUSINESS. Ingenuous Ministers Furnish Material for Two Good Stories. The Rev. Dr. Parkin in his address before the Ministerial Union at With erspoon hall, on Monday, told two good stories, says the Philadelphia Telegraph. The first was of a young minister in the coal regions who had an impediment in his speech. He tried many remedies, without avail, till, at last, after saving a goodly pro portion of his salary by denying him self the comforts of life, he came to Philadelphia to oe cured, because he had heard that there were so many "speak-easies” here. The other was a minister whose education in business matters had been sadly neglected. He had a small charge also, and eked out a living by writing for the papers. One day he received a check for sls, made pay able to his order. He took it to the local bank, and, handing it in, was told to indorse it. He hesitated a moment, and then, taking up the* pre cious document, wrote on the back; “I heartily indorse this check.” Wind and Sea. The sea is a jovial comrade; He laughs wherever he goes: His merriment shines in the dimpling lines * That wrinkle his hale repose; He lays himself down at the feet of the sun. And shakes all over with glee. And the broad-backed billows fall faint on the shore In the mirth of the mighty sea! But the wind Is sad and restless And cursed with an Inward pain; fou may hark at will, by valley or hill, But you hear him still complain. He walls on the barren mountains And shrieks on the wintry sea; iie sobs in the cedar and moans in tho pine. And shudders all over the aspen tree. Welcome are both their voices. And I know not which is best— « , The laughter which slips from the ocean's lips Or the comfortless wind's unrest. There's a pang in all rejoicing A joy in the heart of pain. And the wind that saddens, the sea that gladdens. Are singing the self-same strain. —Bayard Taylor. Bret Harte's Modesty. In an article on reminiscences Mary Stuart Boyd says that the late Bret Harte never obtruded his personality. He also had a dread of people regard ing him for his work only, not for himself. “Why didn’t you tell me it was Bret Harte who sat next me at dinner last night,” wailed one of so ciety's smartest young matrons, in a note to her hostess the morning after a large dinner party. “I have always longed to meet him, and I would have 1 een so different had I only known v.ho my neighbor was." “Now, why can't a woman realize this sort of thing is insulting?” queried the au thor, to whom tne hostess had for warded her friend’s letter. "If Mrs. talked with me and found me uninteresting as a man how could she expect to find me interesting because I was an author?” —Chicago Daily News. Luxuries of Prosperity. Almost no traveler from a foreign land comes here who dees not express astonishment at our luxury. It is, at least, in certain sections of the coun try the most obvious feature of our civilization. Gorgeous apparel, homes that are palaces, feasts that are fre quently marked by such splendor as almost to stagger the imagination, superb equipages and a riotousness in entertainments and amusements that we have to go back centuries to find precedents for —with all these things we are painfully familiar. They have become so much a matter of course ae no longer to excite much co v : menL — [ndianannlls News. THE BLOOD. The blood Is life. We derive from the blood life, power, beauty and rea- ; son, as the doctors have been saying ; from time Immemorial. A healthy body, a fresh appearance, and gener ally all the abilities we possess de pend on that source of life. It Is ' therefore the duty of every sensible ' man to keep the blood as pure and ! normal as possible. Nature, in its , infinite wisdom, has given us a ther mometer indicatinj-- the state of the j blood, which appeals to our reason by giving notice of its Impurity. Small i eruptions of the skin, to which we ; scarcely pay any attention, headache, ringing noises in the ears, lassitude, ; sleeplessness, are generally a sign tfiat the blood is not in its normal state, but is filled with noxious sub- . stances. These symptoms deserve our full attention. If more attention were paid to those symptoms, and ■ steps taken to remove them, then many illnesses from which we suffer would become unknown and the hu man body would become stronger and , healthier. Attention therefore should , be paid to those warning signs, and ! the blood can be purified and poison ous substances removed from it by the use of Dr. August Koenig’s Hamburg Drops, discovered more than 60 years ago. “Gwaclous!” exclaimed small Doro thy, as the cow kicked the milk pail over, “just look at ze old cow waggin* her behind leg!” •'Mild?” Well, I should say so—Bax ter’s Bullhead 5c cigar. Smoke as many as you like; they won’t hurt you. “Popper, what’s a broncho?” “A horse.” “Is that why people are hoarse when they have bronchitis?” Storekeepers report that the extra quantity, together with tne superior quality, of Defiance Starch makes it next to impossible to sell any other brand. “Was there an election?” asked a man from Nebraska. “An electrocution,” re plied the Pueblo politician. PUTNAM FADELESS DYES cost but 10 cents per package. We Rather from Mr. New York paper that that publication Is dis posed to Rive Mr. Hearst a friendly sup port as congressman If he prove himself worthy of it.—Kansas City Journal. Ten thousand demons gnawing away at one's vitals couldn't be much worse than the tortures of itching piles. Yet there’s a cure. Doan's Ointment never fails. "What was It deranged Dwiggs?” "Oh. he manufactured artificial eggs and couldn't make his incubator hatch them.” If smoking Interferes with your work, "quit working”—and smoke Baxter's Pullhcr.d t cigar <Jer\tl/i c.ts pie&.sa.r\tly ; fVcts Berve-fi dally; =ts‘lr\ily as-ak-La.xa.iive.. /rup of Figs appeals to the cultured and the -informed and to the healthy, because its com •nt parts are simple and wholesome and be eit acts without disturbing the natural func ;, as it is wholly free from every objectionable ■/A iX quality or substance. In the process of '/' A: ■'mSßtSfajfiW***"- '■ x. manufacturing figs are used, as they are / ' pleasant to the taste, but the medicinal / virtues of Syrup of Figs are obtained sQ&f from an excellent combination of plants ! v |- known to be medicinally laxative and to ‘- V ! k act most beneficially. tO- j To get its beneficial effects —buy tho * genuine—manufactured bv the . .ii .Sa>rv Fr«hrvcisco, C*l. w Louisville. Ky. new York. N Y. For by ell Prices fifty cents per bottle "And what brought you to this?” asked the good man. who was passing through the police station. ”De hurry-up wa gon. replied the tough boy behind the bars; "did yer t’ink I came in a tally-ho wld somebody on top tootin’ a horn?” Bullhead 6-cent cigar. If you have smoked one you know how good they are. If you have not, try one. Information About the Philippines. i The pronouncing gazeteer and geo graphical dictionary of the Philippine islands, with maps, charts and illus trations, which was prepared in the Bureau of Insular Affairs of the War Department, has just been issued, and contains a wealth of information con cerning our Oriental possessions. The gazeteer proper contains 264 pages, including the index, while the geo graphical dictionary occupies 668 pages, exclusive of the maps, charts and illustrations. When Dewey’s brilliant victory awoke national interest in the Phil ippines, the obtainable literature in English on the subject was meager, much of it was old and almost out of print, while the Spanish works were to be found in but few libraries, so that the work of obtaining complete and accurate information of the is lands, their geography, resources, his tory, etc., has been a very difficult one. Requests already received for the edition exceed the limit ordered by Congress to be printed. Dealers say that as soon as a cus tomer tries Defiance Starch it Is impos sible to sell them any other cold water starch. It can be used cold or boiled. Stranger In Colorado Springs—I am told you have been overrun by grasshoppers here this season. Hotel Keeper—Mister, they've been stringing you. We hain’t been overrun here by anything but grass wldders. Stops tho Cough and Works Off the Cold Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets. Price 25c. "Why didn’t you sack the town, as I ordered?” demanded the Irate general in the Philippines. "Bekase we didn't have lny bags, sor.” responded the green cor poral from Kansas. Plao’a Cure Is the best medicine we ever used for all affections of the throat and lungs.—Wm. O. ELxdslst, Vanburen, lnd., Feb. 10. 1800. "You can never tell what will turn up In politics,” observed the ward heeler. ”Yes. and that isn't the worst of It.” re joined the ex-candidate. “You can never tell who will be turned down.” Builds up the system; put* pure, rich blood in the veins; makes men and women strong and healthy. Burdock Blood Bitters. At any drug store. An ambitious girl In Pittsburg threat ens to write a novel based on the life of President Schwab of the steel trust. If she sticks to her text closely she wlff not have to pester her imagination much. Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Hymn. For children teething, softens the gums, re luces in flammation, allays pain, cures wind colic. 85c a bottle. The beef trust gets everything out of a steer but the bellow—and It gets that out of the consumer. It’s because of their true merit that so many smokers prefer Baxter's Bull head 5-cent cigar. "My father was just itching for an of fice." "Did he get over it?” "Yes; they scratched him at the polls.” f ■ 3 yrs in civil war, 15 adjudicating claims, atty since. ! W. N. Of—DENVER.— NO. 48.-1902 Ilhea Answering Advertisements Kindly Mention TAis Fanec. An A CTAn WHO WAS BEFRIENDED FAO I UK BY AN EMPEROR SAVED BY PE-RU-NA. Rev. H. Stnbenvoll, of Elkhorn, Wis., is pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran SL John’s Church of that place. Rev. Stubenvoll is the possessor of two bibles presented to him by Emperor William of Germany. Upon the fly leaf of one of the bibles the Emperor has written in his own handwriting a text. This honored pastor, in a recent letter to The Peruna Medicine Co,, of Colum* bus, Ohio, says concerning their famous catarrh remedy, Peruna: The Peruna Medicine Co., Columbus, Ohio. Oentlemen: “I had hemorrhages of the lungs for a long time, and all despaired of me. I took Peruna and was cured. It gave me strength and courage, and made healthy, pure blood. It increased my weight, gave me a healthy color, and I feel well. It Is the best medicine in the world. If everyone kept Peruna in the house it would save many from death every year.”—H. STUBENVOLL. Thousands of people have catarrh who If you do not derive prompt and satis would be surprised to know it, because factory results from the use of Peruna, it has been called some other name than write at once to Dr Hartman, giving a catarrh. The fact is catarrh is catarrh full statement of your case and he will wherever located ; and another fact be pleased to give you his valuable ad whicb is of equally great importance, is vice gratis. that Psaruna cures catarrh wherever Address Dr. Hartman; President of located. The Hartman Sanitarium, Columbus,(X at Cough Syrup. Taates Good. Use P*| In time. Sold by drugglnts. W ascmgzGEszsßHgp /£/ THE LADY I WHO IRONS 1 J Knows how important it Is W I to use a good starch. Defiance I ■ Starch is the best starch IA w made. It doesn't stick to 1 ■ the iron. It gives a bcauti- 111 m ful soft glossy stiffness to the I M clothes. It will not blister ■ ■ A or crack the goods. It sells M I for less, goes farther, does ■ Y ■ I more. Ask the lady who M Y J irons. Defiance Starch at all ■ m grocers. 16 oz. for 10 cents. I J TDe DEFIANCE STARCH CO.. « ■ OMAHA - • NEB. V Information for Everybody. The New Twentieth Century Series of Diamond Hand-Book* cannot i<e equalle I. 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