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A Confederate Note.
The following poem has been
printed in southern newspapers. It
was found written on the back of a
$500 bill, presented to the young lady
by the author, Major S. A. Jones, o
Representing nothing on God's earth
And naght in the waters below it
As the- pledge of a nation that's dead
Keep it. dear friend. and show it.
Show it to those who will lend an ear
To the tale this trifle can tell:
Oi Liberty born of the patriot's
Of a storm-cradled nation that fell.
Too poor to possess the precious ore.
And too much of a stranger t.. hr
She issued today her promise to pay,
And hoped to redeem on the mor
The days rolled on, and weeks be
But our coffers are empty still:
Coin was so scarce. that the Treas'r'
If a,dollar should drop in the till.
But the faith that was in us was
And our poverty well we discerned:
And this little check represets the pay
That our suffering veterans earnea.
We know it hardly had a value in
Yet as gold our soldiers receivea
.It gazed in our eyes with promise to
And each patriot soldier believed it.
But our boys thought little of price
Or of bills that were ever due:
We knew if it bought us our breaa
'Twas the best our country.coula
Keep it, it tells our history over,
From the birth of the dream to the
Modest, and born of the angel of
Like our hope of success. it passed.
CONQUERING AN ELEPHANT.
How Robinson's Old Chief Was Made
to Know His Master.
New York Post-Dispatch.
Gil Robinson, the famous circus
man, has been in town for the past
fortnight, "laying off" on one of his
periodical trips around the\world, ana
as usual he is full of reminiscences
of the old circus days when he. with
his father, the late John Robinson,
were making the family fortune with
Robinson's circus. An elephant story
in a daily paper brought some of
-:Gill's" recollections of his days as
an elephant trainer, especially as re
lated to one huge pachyderm who reo
eled-in the name of Chief.
"Chief." said Mr. Robinson, "'was
one of our best. and at the same time.
worst elephants. He wvas a great pei
former and very kind to the childria.
but he had little use for men. Famil
iarity with them had bred contempt
in his leathery head. One day :a an
Ohio river town Chief lost his usual
good nature toward children, too. ana
killed a boy who had got too near
him. We didn't want to kill the ele
phant, for he was valuable, so we
hustled him out of town with the
show. But he had to be taught a
lesson, and my father put it up to
me to teach him one.
"I had Chief taken to the dock by
the river in the next towvn and a
chain fastened around one of his hind
legs. Then with a big derrick, we
hoisted him clear of the ground. Next
I made all the men get big clubs ana
start in too beat the everlasting nerve
out of the elephant. They beat. plug
ged, pounded and jabbed, but Chier
never let out a whimper. And if you
can't make an elephant holler when
y-ou punish him he is still defiant.
W\hen he gives in he whimpers.
"Finally I got a bale of hay. and
spreading it tinder Chief's swinging
frame, set fire to the loose hay. In
a minute he was conquered. He let
out a cry of defeat and there was no
mistaking it. and they cut him dowvn.
I led him back to the tent by the
trunk, as docile as a kitten. From
that day on he wre frightened to
death of me. and it w~as pitial'e to
..e hi e-r i ntse to laugh when I
TILLMAN THE PUZZLE.
n Reality Senator Tillman is Level
Headcd and a Model of
In o-hrnicirg the wr of the re
en. res' the Washington corre
pnt the New York Times
air i ina;n:
It i a - tifie t tt!i the Ir"t:1
bn *FTllmatn. :,>ngh I ~h wi*! nt
: we! nigh imip-4ble r kn 11:,z
d that T'Ihw: ': a e '
1S mth Can"!lina batt"in w i
-;fhdrawn frmiii a cenc w%hich ':c
his.and where lie wonid ra:h,r !t.
arpaim, (n. than any whelr, ee in
e w.irld. I'oraci: acid ia I in'
,v taw milre strigieinit remed l a i
imlnan is .ight ing. If no. t f. r :t . at
ast for heahh.
It attords a sidkligh' -n the -:h.
)eliberately Tillman holds ot his
orst side to the public.
And all the time he is as good a
Illow. as sensible and decent a citi
en. and as wise a man as one coula
:,h to meet. The prooi? If proof
e asked, what m'Mre Convnci1Z coul<I
e offered than the fact tha: his
armest admirer in the senae
Corge Frisbie -Hoar, of Ma-zachu
etts? Like seeks like, even though
be disgnised by a rongh 'ntside
nd a savage mask. and Hoar know;
'illman to be a mail. The Pilgrim
nnoiices to Ihe Palmetto a-: ola
ntler and Hampton and all those
avawiers were never able to mae
Vhv did Tillman deibera.t .ek
> spread abroad the impression that
e retired ir-m bantlets in deirium.
tat his sobriety was only for the
:nate? The question is the despair
i his admirers. all the more their de
>air for the reason that the man is
bsolutely sober. temperate. in every
ay. decent and respectable. Plit the
eper questions: Why does he
)read abroad the idea that he is a
ild man politically: that he drinks
lood and eats raw meat. when he is
vel headed and sane a man as the
orld ever saw? Why does he pose
a Wilkes and seek that place in
istory when his friends know better?
It is not long ago that Tillman,
sing from his place in the senate.
clared that Abraham Lincoln was
te greatest of modern heroes. "And
" he said, and then paused and look
:on the men who remembered South
arolina's outbreak which establish
I the Southern Confederacy--and
and . from South Carolina--and
-emphasized the name of his state.
id paus;ed and wait ed--". from Sonth
arolina. tell youn so. and fcel Ih'ono redl
Th2i-2': . th hir:er ene my of the
:igr e-. a:ccr:lh,g to ci'lommo repi rt,
heter loed by ttegr :s than ainy
:2e in \\ashi:'gt.. Th1ere i e
negri who has ever met h!t im whise
Le will nit lebit ny if y-..n meittt n
lman's name. In mnomem, t-e
ua candor illman has hiiself ad
itted that he 1loves the ntegr' es ant'
proud oif thleir love. That he i:
tore liberal toward the north in his
ndidl movements thant anyv .ther
outhern senator is a fact wet!
Is it not strange. then, that some
eculiar mental twist inmpels :htis mam
i gentle life. of broad views ant
i soft and kindulyv character ti' h. hi
inself t as the worst representta
e of savagery andc the reactiotnary
leet in civilazation ? Yet it woutld
e nnfair tocall TillIman utncandid.
nda poser: when lie is utterinig
1ese things he is believing them.
A st- te combtlinationt of chtaraicter
tie. is .>enjaintfl Ryan Tillmtan it'w
:c vering fri i his illntess "n hii
oti Car'olin a plinitat'in. A -:.t range
an little knoCwn even by . his ce'
agnes. HIe will he fortuntate if thi
eteration liIearnS hinm'aright : itui
e a mtiracle C f p' sterity ever kit' ws
te rea!l mani.
A Puzzle Story.
Tbi, ts a pu:zzleC story. say- the
lii Stin'bhu is a hiand wo rking man
ye and a h alf (lay- itn the ee
rnm .\lMn-lay m ritg unt Na
thought of that mass f tfnesh and
strength being scared of a little being:
like me. when if he had known it he
could have blotted me o:t with a
wiggle of his trunk or one stamp ot
his enormous foot. 1t he was .Izt
plumb afraid of yours triy.
"One night I was at a prize nght
in Cincinnati when a boy came dow
tIe aisle and whispered in my c:.r.
"the big elephant's loose. 4) r. Robin
son. was all he said. hut 1 knew what
that meant. and I folowed him.
Chief. it seemed had got away from
the sh"w. and was tot in the suhurh
:iushintg 'ver houses.1
T followed his :. .a:iy
s,on camue up.m m . a-Iw h
bo F of a little e
-.cih he was rapi '' "
.\i! he had to do v:an
again-t a no-use a:id w'r wold -,
Thenl he w -! proce'd w the next.
and ;i that manner hitI N -e
,even or eight frame dweilinas. As l
I drew near he was wrestling with an- -
-)*ther. and th( terrified family, at al
;afe distance. were weeping and wail- u
ing. Chief seemed to be enjoying the,
affair hugly. and I conuld almost
see his hu:ge sides shake with laughter
as I approached from behind.*
"T ran up alongside of him and gave "
him a slap. 'Here. you lopsided..
leather-headed. moth-eaten old raps-'f
callion.' I shouted. only those were
not quite the nam- T called him.
What the dickens do yon mean' b
"Chief turned and saw me. His face b
fell. He began to tremble. and he let-'
out a yell of fear that shook the. C
neighborhood. Tt was like a mother
catching her yotmgster in the Jam t
"T grabbed him hy the trunk. gave
him a vank or two. and ligged him a
back to his tent. calling him down al i
the way. And he whimpered and c
bawled like a baby. Once at home it
h!d him soundly punished.
"Chief was like that till the day ot
his death. and I have the satisfaction h
of remembering that at least one In- tl
habitant of this earth lived and died s1
in abject fear of yours truly." 0
His Cause of Complaint.
"Good graciou.!- said 'Miss --
the typewriter. who works for a d
firm of lawyers with offices not far s
from Broad and Chestnut streets,%
according to the Philadelphia Press. b
"The chief is ii a horrible humor to- 1I
day. I've never seen him like this
before. He snapped at me horribly a!
when I went in to take some dicta- hi
I tion from him this morning. And!
when he spelt 'axletree' wrong and I ri
corrected him he flew into a rage d
and threatened to discharge me." tf
"I saw it this morning when he'
came in." said the office boy. "And l
you bet yer life I'm keeping out o' C
Just then Mr. - opened his ce
oor ar.d chillingly said:
"As I.-. it you are no' t t' oobya
taking to, that boy-. I'd like to giv eC
von som if :ctatio'n.
In halfx an hour -he came m' Iluth
"Oh! he treat- ns jnst like dir.
she said. almost crying "'I wish.I
wish I had stay'ed with that Itumbei
company on Front street."
This excitedl the rest 'if the ofzee
andl one of the oither stenographers I
"He's generally the kindest man I n
Iever knew." and even the offce hoy c;
said 'yes' to this. But by noon theS
offce force was in a state bordering k
on panic. When for the tenth time
thev' heard hinm mutrmuring through p
the closed office door. the astnte of
lee boy said-:
"I guess he'll nire its all now. sure h1
'nough. .He would not listen to Mir.t
W 'N. that rich man w~ho conmes in e
here so much. just now."b
The lawyer stood at the 'phone aa
long time. but when he opened histi
door l'ater he came-out beaming. loom -
ed around and smiled tremutlously. i
'She came out of it beautifuly r,
the dloctor said. The anesthetic wore
off andl she walked like a baby. \ndn
ie avs the ctut in her throat cani he 'I
c vered by a string ofl beads."
"What are youi talking abomt ?" a k- h
ed his pa rner.
"ly little girl has just beeni ope
aed uipon at the hospital. It's W\ed
neday and von can all take a holiday
and( go mto the matinee, and her-:'' the
mteev tar -eat s."-.
Th twm 'tene.traphiers w'ipedn te:r
eye. Te cieri:s cleared their thr ~a
al heligeren:ly and i:
"'S:v. didn't I te-i y'u the hi
when he can devote his day and a
half to rest and recreation.
Last week was an especially busy
one for Stubbs. By Friday night he
was so tired that he told his partner
he would not be at the office at ail
"It will take me tw%o whole days to
rest up for the next week. he said.
<1 much for Mr. John Stubbs.
Niw for lrs. John Stubbs:
\\'hen a neighbor dropped in for a
(of g'sip with her late Friday
llrnn .he found Mrs. Stubbs
-kering with a 'an man. who hau
led to give her a price on the mov
.,f her houschod effects.
Ye." -aid 'Mrs. Stubbs. after the
'r.:an had been made and the man
g..m. "we are gcing to move to
.rr..wx I fwunld the cutest little
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AS LONG AS
We have Just r
and one dozen
mizers and. as k
We Will Give Ol
to each customi
ounce or more
tracts at the regi
cents an ounci
tracts will please
your money bac
THE RIGHT E
I The Leadig
g Ring up No. 74 for
+ STORE. Orders
+ berry filled at any I'
We sell three bc
earticle for $2.50.
+ We carry the best
* at very lowest price!
IWmn. E. PEL
* Reliable Prescri
house today and hired :it on the spo:
I know John would like it ever sv
much. And I have made all arrange
mets to move tomorrow because,
you know. he doesn't have to be at
his office Saturday afternoons or
Sundays. and he can help me settle
the new place."
This is the puzzle: Guess whether
Mr. John Stubbs spent Saturday and
vesterdav in rest and recreation.
A%ctres,: "I am going to give yo'.t
back our engagement ring. I can't
never marry you. I love another."
Actor: "Give me his name aina
Actres.-: "Do yit want to ki!
Actor: "No: I vant to tr:. to sei
eceived a lot of
)ng as they last
e Atomizer Free
r who buys one
,of Lazell's Ex
ular price of 50
. Lazell's Ex
you, if not get
Y GENTS AN OUNCE
ts & Hunter,
any Doctor of New- *
our, day or night.*
ttles of any $1.00
medicines and sell
AM & SON,?