Noble County Sentinel. (Perry, Okla.), Vol. 8, No. 51, Ed. 1 Thursday, August 29, 1901 Page: 7 of 8
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The protracted struggle In South
Africa between Briton ami Boer shows
little sign of ending. True, we are be
ing repeatedly told by British generals
and the British war office that the end
of the war is in sight, but as such
statements have been repeatedly made
for almost a year, while the war. nov-
el theless, raged on. the public are just-
ified in taking British war office an-
nouncements with the proverbial grain
Not long since it was authoritatively
/ stated in the house of commons that
< the Boers had 19,000 men in the field,
divided into numerous small and mo-
bile commandoes, with remarkable
ability to concentrate at any given
point. Surely this does not support the
contentions of British tory leaders that
the policing of South Africa was the
main problem to be met. At no time
did the Boers have twice that force in
the field and it is easy to see that their
present force under the guerilla-like
^^ptica pursued is more effective than
were their armies when they fought in
a regular military way.
There is no disguising" the fact that
the -Boers are causing the British no
end of trouble not only in the Trans-
vaal and Orange Free State, but in
Cape Colony as welt. Recently reports |
A T>elusion to "BtliexJe
C’hat ProfuVao/ War
of engagements, each lasting a day,
have been sent out by the British cen-
sor and only last week England was
electrified by the news of a sharp tight
at Vlukfoutein, where the Boers under
cover of a veldt fire, attacked the rear
guard of a British column, temporarily
Inking two guns and killing those in
charge. Only after a desperate struggle
and that ut the point of the bayonet
were tlie Boei.v finally repulsed. An-
ui her British force was compelled to
retreat in the eastern Transvaal anf
now Lord Kitchener reports an all-day
fight at Nquta. in which the British
were worsted, being forced to retreat.
Of course, many of the engagements
result advantageously to the British,
but the fact that these engagements,
ami many of them, are being fought
proves conclusively that the war is by
no means ended.
One of the Boer leaders active in
keeping up the struggle, but about
whom little appears In print, is Gen.
Schalk Burger, acting president of the
Transvaal. He succeeded Kruger when
the latter embarked for Europe. He is
serving in the field and helping to
carry out the determination of the
hardy burghers to die in the last ditch
rather tlian surrender their indepeu'
GEN. SCHALK BURGER.
SLEUTHS OF THE MAIL SYSTEM.
The Small Body of Men Who Keep the
Great Department Straight-
To guard the interests of the mil-
lions who use the mails it is neces-
sary not only for Uncle Sam to have
at his disposal railroads and steam-
boats and . other conveyances, and a
great force of efficient clerks and car-
riers. but it is all important that those
who handle the mails be kept under
Reasonable surveillance and that the
vehicles of transit and the offices of
deposit be protected from the on-
slaughts of thieves and rogues.
For this purpose the present excel-
lent “Division of Postofflce Inspectors
and Mail Depredations" was organized
in 1872. It is composed of only 195
men, but they are thoroughly trained
and possessed of great perception and
keen detective ability. Their duty is
to cope with mail robbers who attack
the vehicles of transit en route, to fer-
ret out frauds perpetrated on the gov-
ernment within the service, to watch
ceaselessly those who are entrusted
with the handling of the mailed mat-
ter, and to inspect the accounts and
supervise the management of the post-
offices everywhere under the l nited
These men are divided into 15 divi-
sions, and their work is of the most
trying kind. They have no time for
rest. They are continually on the go,
or immersed in the routine work of
their respective offices. They are
chkrged with all investigations in re-
lation to complaints against postmas-
ters and other employes of the postal
service, allowances for clerk hire and
other expenses for postoffices, the col-
lection of balances due to the I'nitod
States by delinquent and retiring post-
masters and establishment or discon-
tinuance of postoffices, postal stations,
money order offices and free delivery
service; determining the responsibility
of sureties on the official bonds of
postmasters at money order offices, the
inspection of the accounts and the
management of postoffices, the instruc-
tion of postmasters and other em-
ployes in the regulations and usages of
the service, investigations pertaining
to the burning of postoffices, losses of
mail locks and keys, the location,
change of name or site of postoffices:
the leasing and equipment of premises
for postoffice purposes: the wrong pay-
ment of money orders, and many cases
relating to detentions, losses and ir-
regularities in the registered and ordi-
nary mails, and other violations of the
postal laws, as well as special investi-
gations, which may be assigned them
by the postmaster general and the
fourth assistant postmaster general
Nearly all of the inspectors have
come up to their present positions
from other places in the postoffice
service. They are, as a rule, a diligent,
courteous, efficient, but unostentatious
lot of men. The starting salary is
$1,200 a year, with $4 per diem for each
day an inspector has to travel. In
large cities the inspectors get $2,000
a year with no allowance except for
emergencies. An inspector in charge
or one at the head of a division re-
ceives $2,500 a year and certain ex-
VERY COSTLY METALS.
One Which Can Be Bought for About
"People do not speak of iron as one
of the precious metals,” said a well-
known metallurgist to the reporter,
“and yet all concede that it is by far
the most precious of metals. While
we could get along nicely without a
gold watch chain or pair o.' cuff but-
tons, if forced to do so, there would
be some trouble in getting along with-
out iron bridges iron structural work
for houses, ships, machinery and thou-
sands of other things of iron, nails,
tacks and the like. On the standpoint
of costliness gold is by no means the
most precious metal any more, and is
not even in the precious class any
more. The star metal is gallium, a
single grain of which costs $12. In
large quantities it can be bought for
$84,000 per pound. Calcium, the metal
of lime, is not so plentiful either. It
< osts* $10 per grain, or about $5,001
per pound. Gold can be bought foi
$20 an ounce, or $320 per pound, and
silver for about one-sixteenth of that
amount, or $20 per pound. Compared
with gallium, therefore, the latter is
worth about 400 times as.much as gold,
that is, weight for weight. What makes
metals costly in the difficulty and ex-
pense of reducing them to the metallic
state. Their extremely limited appli-
cation is another factor in the ques-
tion of cost. The most valuable or
precious metal Is the one we would
find it hardest to dispense with.”—
New Orleans Times-Democrat.
A Busy Coll*** President.
President Hadley of Yale is such a
busy man that some one recently re-
ferred to him as "perpetual motion.’
He is president or a great university,
a contributor to current literature, is
writing a boon aud in addition fre-
quently speaks at colleges, assemblages
"Anto" Hook-ftml-ljiddfr Wsctio.
The Paris fire department has re-
cently put into successful operation an
electric automobile "hook-and-laduer '
wagon, which completes the organiza-
tion of the automobile system which
the Paris authorities have had in con-
templation. and with which they have
been experimenting for several years.
The truck carries six men and the ap-
paratus first needed at a fire ladders,
ropes and a reel of canvas hose.
He Relieved in Looting.
At the storm of Magdeburg by Tilly.
In 1631, this noted authority on the art
of war laid down the general maxim
that after a successful assault the sol-
diers ought to have three hours of
Barbarian* in Warfare.
All modern writers on the art and
science of war declare that no civil-
ized nation should employ barbarian
troops in warfare. This prohibition has.
however, been frequently violated; by
the English in India aud in Africa;
by the Russians in Asia Minor; by
the French in Algeria, and by the
Turkish government when it turned
loose the Bashi-Bazooks, a ferocious
soldiery, on the defenseless inhabit-
ants of Bulgaria.
A Son’ll Devotion.
Wallace, Mich., August 26th: — A
striking example of a man's dutiful and
attentive care of his mother is seen in
Mr. Oscar Swanson of this place.
Mr, Swanson's mother has suffered
much with Kidney and I'rinal Trouble
and Female Weakness. Her son has
sought out and procured for her every-
thing that he thought could possibly
She did not improve, till at last he
bought her a box of Dodd's Kidney
Pills. In a few days she was complete-
ly cured, and her faithful son has the
reward for his loving efforts, in the
knowledge that she is now strong and
“Tlie Garden State.”
New Jersey has been called the
“Garden State." from the fact that a
large proportion of the farming land
in its boundaries is given up to grow-
ing vegetables for the markets of New
York and Philadelphia.
Our Nations Wealth.
Gold and silver are poured abundantly
into the lap of the nation, but our mate-
rial wealth and strength is rather in iron,
the most useful of all metals, just as the
wealth of & human being lies in a useful
stoma.h If you have overworked yours
until it Is disabled, try Hostetler's Stom-
ach Bitters. It will relieve the clogged
bowels, improve the appetite and cure
foastipalion. dyspepsia, biliousness, liver
and kidney disease.
There are a lot of skins in the leather
(la* From Lignite.
At the Brown coal mines of Prussia
gas from the dry distillation of lignite
has been tested for several years for
small gas engines, and In one locality
three motors of 125-horse power each
are now in use for generating electric
current for lighting and power trans-
mission. The cost is estimated to be
only about one-half of that of operat-
ing steam engines from boilers fired by
Ptso'i Cure for Consumption is an Infallible
molicine for coughs and colds. N W Saacau
Ocean Grove. N. J., Feb. 17. ISvO.
The chap who eats club sandwiches
shouldn't complain about his board.
\rinor Worn by Knight..
The knights of the days of chivalry
were so well protected by their armor
that they were practically inviuctb’c to
all ordinary weapons. Sven when dis-
mounted they could uot be injured,
save by the misericorde. a thin dag-
ger which penetrated the chains of
the armor, in more than one bit'le
knights fallen from their horses cou'd
not be Killed until their armor .tad
been broken up with axes and ham-
At* ton r.ing Allan's Foot Bm.t The plumber lavs his pipes and the
sminrn,'V™fn«.'U?.o«mr°rS:,»-P~ -t. »'.y.
Corns and Bunions. Ask for Allen's rP-TO-DATK HOI 8KKKEPKR8
Foot-Ease, a powder to be shakenint. Clw* Ball Blue It makes clothes
the shoes. At all Druggists and Shoe l.lenll aud SWeet as when new All grocers.
; best by Trat 77 YEARS. WoDAV CHS!
I Stark Swim. LwUlua. M*.: Dans tilt. N. Y.
>W.*\r' MOKE SuksuknI
Storea, 25c. Sample sent FREE.. Ad-
dress. Allen S. Olmsted. LeRoy, N. T.
Most babies are born rulers but they i
get over it after they grow up.
Revenge may be sweet or it may be
bitter. It depends on who gets it.
Head the Advertltementk.
I mile. Can Wear Shoe*
One sice smaller after using Allen's Foot
. . . Ease, a powder. It makes tight or new
You will enjoy this publication much shoes easy. Cures swollen, hot. sweating,
better if you will get in the habit of aohing feet, ingrowing nails, corns and
reading the advertisements: they " ill | bunions. All druggists and shoe stores,
afford a most interesting study and , oyc Trial package FREE by mail. Ad-
some excellent bargains. Our adver- j dress Allen S. Olmsted. I,eRov. X. Y.
tisers are reliable and send what they 1 - ---------------
advertise. The spider lias no wings yet lie often
The fellow who has a perpetual a '
skate on doesn't cut much ice.
the man who wear. kanyrr'i
Hllrk era. They're mad" of
•proudly woven poods, douhki
- throughout, double and Irlplo
•tltchnl, warranted water-
• re soft and smooth. Will
not crau k. ©tt or I tvoiuo
sticky, ikialocuo fnv,
. M. So»rcr & Son. Scto Lira.
End Cambridge, Maas.
We otter One Hundred Dollars rewantforanv
ease of Catarrh that cannot be cured hy Hall s
F. J. CHENEY & CO.. Trops Toledo. O.
We, the undersigned, have known F. J.
Cheney for theJast IS years and believe him
perfectly honorable in all business transact ions
and financially able to carry out any obliga-
tions made by their firm
West Jt Trim*. Wholesale Druggists. Toledo.
O : Wanting. Kinnan & Marvin, Wholesale
Druggists. Toledo. Ohio.
Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken internally, aid-
ing directly upon the blood and mucous surfaces
of the system. Testimonials sent free, trice
75c per bottle Sold by all druggists.
Hall’s Family Pills are the best.
l Thompson'* Ey« Wafer
ST. MARY'S ACADEMY
Notre Dame, Indiana.
Conducted by the Sisters of the Holy
Cross. Chartered 1855. Thorough
English and Classical education. Reg-
ular Collegiate Degrees.
! in Preparatory Department students
CLAIMANTS FOR PFN^ION carefully prepared for Collegiateeourse.
write to xa rHA\ Physical and Chemical Laboratories
well equipped. Conservatory of Music
and School of Art. Gymnasium under
direction of graduate of Boston Normal
School of Gymnastics. Catalogue free.
The 47th year will open Sept. 5, 1901.
Addraii DIRECTRESS OF THE ACADEMY.
| Svr.mcbii war. 15 nuh'.lioKiiiia claim*. ally aiura
II write to NATHAN
IF im-KKOKIl, Washington, I». C.. they
II will receive quick irplirs It. Mh X. H Yols
Siufi svuhi'orps. Prosecuting Claims since 1878
If yon get hungry before noou your
health is all right.
St. Mary'* Acadrmy.
Notre Dame. Indiana.
O. rim es BKOWS. SrM<l««i, V.lmi*,, ».T.
W.N. U. WICHITA—NO.—»5—1901
To tHe Ladies:
Dorv’t let your grocer sell you tx 12 oz.
package of laurvdry staurcK for 10 cervts when
you carv get 16 oz. of the very best starch
made for the same
price. Orv e-third
more starch for the
Every man knows worse of himself
than he knows of others.
Has No Equal.
REQUIRES NO COOKINO
.LAUNDRY PURPOSES OMY
To the Dealers:
GO SLOW—In placing orders for 12-oz.
Laundry Starch. You won’t be able to sell 12
ounces for 10 cents while your competitor offers
16 ounces for the same money.
DEFIANCE STAR.CH IS THE BIGGEST—
THE BEST COLD WATER STARCH MADE.
EXACT SIZE OF 10 CENT PACKAGE.
72 PACKAGES IN A CASE.
customer claims to be unsatisfactory in any way.
and you must have it. ORDER. FROM YOVR JOBBER.
No Chromos, no Premiums, but a better
starch, and one-third more of it, than is con-
tained in any other package for the price.
Having adopted every idea in the manufac-
ture of starch which modern invention has made
possible, we offer Defiance Starch, with every
confidence in giving satisfaction. Consumers
are becoming more and more dissatisfied with
the prevalent custom of getting 5c. worth of
starch and 5c. worth of some useless thing, when
they want 10c. worth of starch. We give no
premiums with Defiance Sfarch, relying on “Qual-
ify and Quantity” as the more satisfactory
method of getting business. You take no
chances in pushing this article, we give an ab-
solute guarantee with every package sold, and
authorize dealers to take back any starch that a
We have made arrangements to advertise it thoroughly,
If you cannot get it from him, write us.
MAGNETIC STARCH MFG. CO.
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