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''.&?"""- s c-'s w- '--c '""ri -r v 8 THE NATIONAL TRIBUNE: WASHINGTON; D. 0., THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 1897. -&? ff'-'VJ;,' 'AMONG THE EA5T5 &?&&& of Hurin i J lories., A MY AT THE "ZOO." J)Y ni.sns POMEUOV m'elkoy. back again, oblivions to everything .but bis rest there. The most interesting view of these beasts is when they have their breakfast. The keener throws them little, silvery, live fish, Many Washingtonians seem to live m en- j which they catch dextrously, and apparently tire unconsciousness ot the attractiveness oi onr City, or are only rarely aroused to inter est in the'gardensand buildings when friends and relatives conic from out ot town and de mand sight-seeing trips. After the strangers are gone there is a lapse into the old indiffer ence. Sight-seeing is in itself so bewildering, so fatiguing, that one who has a chance to note in aleismely fashion the interest round about him is fortunate. One must 1 e keenly alive and nlwaj'son the watch to see everything that is beautiful and io watch everything that is interesting here. One of our favorite resorts is the "Zoo." Only a few street-car conductors and dusty scientific nieti call it "The Zoological Park." Six years ago the "Zoo "wis an impromptu affair, crowded into a little space between the buildings back of the Smithsonian. Here were several cages of birds, some foxes, a "bear or two, and a fence around several buffalo. They were animals sent to the Smithsonian, "and kept alive onfc of mercy rather than with any definite plan for mak ing a permanent or extensive collection of them. Hut bears and buffalo proved unwieldy to manage in the small space, and to the delight of everybody a certain part of Kock Creek Park was apportioned for a "National Zoo,:' and great fences and cages and caves were built, and the animals successfully and com fortably lodged. Now there are some 700 beasts, all in all, in finely-equipped houses, cages and parks. Circuses send gifts or loans of animals, others are bought or traded for, and many are presetted to it, and monkeys, alligators, cockatoos, lions, snakes, armadillos, and hundreds of other animals go to make up a most interesting collection. Kock Creek, as it flows down to the Potomac, narrowing between steep, rocky "banks or broadening out to pebbly shores with grassy levels, with pink, tattered birches leaning over the water, and oak and btech trees tripping up the hills, with a beautiful pageant of ilowers, from the first blue violet that grows beside the ferns, to the last blue aster and gentian, is one of the prettiest bits of scenery in our country, and it is right in the heart of this beauty, north of the city, in what is known as IJock Creek Park, a great Etretch of land owned 1)3' the Government, that the Zoo is located. The manngers have not spoiled the beauty of the place by too much artifice. As one goes down the long, winding, rustic stairway at the northwest entrance the first sounds that greet his ears are the yelps of the sea-lions queer beasts that flap in and jut of their pool, yelping and waving the upper half of their body. They arc no more like a lion than is a parrot they yelp like dogs and bray like mules, and either of these names would have been more appropriate to them, everybody admits. There is a baby fellow, who does his best to lie snug and comfortable on his mother's back, and man ages to stick on that wet and slippery couch pretty well. 'When he tumbles off he climbs A Word About The National Tribune. This paper has a very large circulation, but it has set about doubling it. With perfect confidence that it can hold the increase during many years, it is satisfied to more than sacrifice the profits of the present year. With this end in view, it -makes an offer on this page of almost unexampled liberality. Following will be found a brief prospectus of The Na tional Tribune for 1897-1898 : First of all, the great subjects of living interest, like the Cuban Question and Alaska Gold Fields, -as they come up, are treated -with a fullness and accuracy found in no other paper. We publish at the Capital of the Nation, the very fountain source for news and information. New jiension rulings (of great importance this year) appear firtv and often exclusively, in this paper. Keep posted. Jt may "put money in thy purse." All the old features and departments of the paper will le kept up and improved. Tuk National. Ti:im:xi2lias the most distinguished -contributorsof any jwper in the country. It is now nublishing- Gen. Sherman's MemoirSvNVntten by himself. Andersonville: A Story of Southern Prisons. Where the .Laurel Blooms. By John McElroy. Fighting Them Over. Shortjrue' stories of the war contributed by soldiers. The Man Who Outlived Himself. By Albion W. Tourgee. Public Buildings and Monuments of Washington. By Kate B. Sherwood,." Uncle Snowball. Pussonal Kekollek shnns of an Army Cook. The war viewed from the rear. -"' During the Autumn, Winter audelmng year, it will publish - The Truthof History. This will le the actual history of the war, drawn from official sources, told in an interesting way, and set in opposition to a full presentation of thcrebel tide of the story. - Historic Homes of Washington. , Bi liary S. Lock wood. '-"'" Si Klegu as a Veteran. His experi ince in the Atlanta Campaign and on the March to the Sea. " Three Months in the Confederacy." By Col. Freemantle, of the British Arfy. The Brady War-Views. FroufTiboto- p-aphs taken during the War. Life of a Private in the Rebel Army. By J. P. Cannon, M. 3). The Santa Fe Trail in the OlrKJays, mid A Journey to the ManitohaCoun fcry in 1849, both by Ueu. JohnBopc, V. S. A. ?. Smith & Co. A Sketch of thcWar. fty ihc SoldierAuthor, Albion W. Tourgee. Among the Wild Beasts. A Series of Hunting Stories. By Dr. J. If. Purter, Reminiscences oi" Gettysburg: .ijylas. Fulton, M. D. - war Events m East Tennessee.- By swallow at a gull). If one chance to miss its destination, and fall to the ground, there is tremeudousyelping, flopping, and scrambling for the tid-biL The next animals arc the bears. They have caves built in file great rocks of the steep banks, and besides have a concreted promenade .with pools of running water, and with a lofty cage of steel bars between them and their admirers. The children particu larly devote themselves to the bears. One great brown fellow flattens himself out against his cage and clasps the bars in much the pose of Charlotte Corday behind the prison bars in the famous pictures, and begs for peanuts. If he can catch your eye lie opens his mouth and nods his head at you, as though intimating that the time was now ripe for that little testimonial of peanuts. The big, clumsy fellow, who is really light footed and quick, scrambling after a little peanut, makes a most amusing piclure. The keepers feed the hears next after the sea-lions, tossing loaves .f bread over the bars, and the bears toddle away to their caves, each hugging his loaf to his breast. It is hard to believe that the big, brown fellow is really a ferocius and bloodthirsty creature; he seems solWearted to the point of weak ness. The elephants are a vicious pair at lcat Dunk, the male, is: in fact, the circus could not get any profit from him because of his cruelty and roguery, and so they turned him over to the Zoo," where he is practically help less to hurt anyone, and is the wonder and admiration of hundreds of little people, who toss peanuts into his beseeching jaws. In the Summei time the two are chained together, else they would be unmanageable, and are allowed out in the fields for a walk and to the creek lor a bath. They look senti mental as they pace together through the daisy-fields or sport in the water, but Dunk is the most arrant hypocrite that ever breathed through a long trunk. He begs prettily for peanuts, and makes a pretense of being amia ble, but really he is forever plotting and planning the most outrageous villainy and' watching for some chance to work it out. The elks have a beautiful stretch of wood land to themselves, and they wander up and down the slopes, rubbing against the trees, cropping the leaves, aim assuming many Dexikkn's of tiik Washington "Zoo.'' thrust of his antlers, and, although the netting is stout and high, photographing him is not pleasant. I The buffalo also dislike cameras, and a ! clumsy, stupid-looking old buffalo will turn 1 and charge on a camera box that has just been nice y focussed, and drive it suddenly away from' the netting. There arc 10 of the buffalo in all a fine herd, in good condition. One little fellow, the baby of the herd, born in pretty attitudes that tempt the amateur pno- t the Zoo, "hopes to attain his niajonty tnere, toghaper one old elk being particularly ; despite the captivity and restraint, picturesque but no sooner does the camera; 'Lo" "Lobengula" is a magnificent press against the netting, than the rascal ! j0n, who is easily recognized as the king of charges upon it and comes down with a fierce ' the " Zoo," whose roar shakes the house, and whose tread, even in his narrow cage, is un faltering. He is a stately fellow, not devoid of good humor, such as the great always have He jokes with his keeper occasionally, and plays with the pan that holds his milk, but with all maintains his dignity. These animals from the tropics have indoor cages large, clean, light places of polished wood and stout steel, and besides each has a yard out of doors There are some challenges thrown over the fence, but they lead to nothing. The animals are only let out on warm, sunny days; they feel the cold quickly. There is a tiger, two lions, a lioness and two cubs, two panthers and a leopard. The doors are lifted by pulleys, and as the animals see them going up they paw and nose at them to hurry the process, they are so eager to get out to sun them- - . t a iroouiy space to pace i selves. -' .; . - . . . They come out like great cats, stretching and rubbing and blinking. It's odd enough to see that terrible old "Lo" lift his head, shut his eyes, and polish himself against a tree exactly as a pussy does in the morning. m, with a dismantled tie to climb and rub and stretch upon, and aliuge steel framework between him and the world, and with double gratings between him and his next-door neigh bor, with whom he would like to quarrel. The cubs are half-fierce, balf-playfnl, big headed, long-whiskered, awkward, and alto gether jolly fellows, with only a dim suspicion of what powerful animals they are growing to be, and what they could do if free. The tiger is the most gorgeous of all the beasts, and he never seems to relax his hate and ferocity, but watches furtively for some chance to strike his savage paws. 3fe is a monument to the patience and skill of his keepers. He came to the "Zoo" a wreck. Two years ago a circus discarded him lecause he had the mange and bad lost all of his good looks and spirit. His coatwas ruined. Xow there is not a sleeker, glossier coat on any cat the world over; down to the black tip of I113 tail he has a fine, silky, beautifully-marked coat. 1 le has queer markings over his eyes that give him a ' cock-eyed " expression and lends fierceness to hid ferocity. There is an ostrich who a year ago was a helpless little affair no bigger than a yonng turkey, and quite a pet. "Now he has de veloped several yards of neck and leg, and a good deal of temper, and is prepared to defecd himself most effectively if given an oppor tunity. He seems to have a good crop of plumesand tips, but they need cleaning, dying and curling to be beautiful. There are Hamas, too, slim-legged, little headed, hare-lipped, gentle creature., that b-ar heavy burdens of long, crinkly wool. They have gentle manners, and beseech for peanuts with their great, dark ejes, and eat them quietly from the hand. If they be leased, however, they retaliate by forcibly spitting a quantity of half-masticated peanuts right in the faces of their tormentors. The wise little boys have stopped teasing them, and only watch and grin as they see other naughty boys tormenting them by hold ing a peanut in front of them and suddenly faking it away. Every thing at the ' Zoo" wants peanuts; the parrots curtsy, screech and implore for them, the radger turns somersaults for them, tha monkeys chatter and frolic and scold alter peanuts, the coons reach out slim, clammy little fingers, and the little mnle deer is tame because ot his love for them. The people eat about as many as theanimalsdo; big and little, gentlefolks and darkies, cat peanuts, the fashionables evidently regarding tho " Zoo " is an excuse for eating this good nut that fine society for some reason has talmocd. The "Zoo" is kept very fresh and clean, and another attractive feature of it is that the officials are uniformly courteous and always good humored to the little folks. Mr. Black burn, the head keeper, doesallin hispowerto make the place pleasant for all concerned beasts and visitors. Ife is a good friend of tho btasts, and "jollies them up" as heroes around among the cages, stroking the ostrich's long neck, pa-sing the time of day pleasantly with Lobeugula, patting the armadillos, and arguing with a fierce old hyena, who watches him every moment he is in sight. The "Zoo" officials have tobepatient, too; people insist upon teasing the animals, feed ing those Avhich should not be fed, and over feeding the greedy ones. Indeed, the " Zoo " recently lost a cassowary, whose death was easily traceable to too ranch peanuts, and several years ago some valuable Angora goats were poisoned with lanrel branches thrown into their cages by careles3 visitors. It is the delight of the children to feed the animals, and on a crowded day many of the beasts get more than is good for them j but all this is borne good naturedly. The armadillos are qneer little fellows with a hard, clattering armour over their backs, pointed heads and long, pointed tails, They would be terrifying creatures if they were large, and indeed they can fight pretty savagely if attacked. As it is, these at the "Zoo" are funny little fellows, not at all at home there. If they be disturbed, they go clattering about on their stout little' feet, poking their noses into the crevices of tho register and under their food-box, nntil, find ing these unavailable forburrowing pnrposes, they scramble into the hay, and, presto, five or six pointed tails waggle and disappear. ree to Every Subscriber To secure the eiqht books, send $4 for a four years' subscription, Or, better still, subscribe for one year and also get six friends to subscribe, sending us $7, They will each get two books and you will get eight: the extra six for raising a club of six, V. A' NY TWO (your choice) of these eight Great War Books,; never before sold for less than $1.59 to $4 each, absolutely free and postpaid to every subscriber, new , or old, who sends us $1, either direct or through a Cliiblaiser, for a Year's Sub scription to THE NATIONAL! TRIBUNE. " . Present subscribers can easily secure the eight books by getting up a club of eight Each of these eight subscribers will rereive two bcoks, and the club' raiser will receive eight, being entitled to one, as a premium, for each subs:ription sent in, TWO GREAT RAIDS. Grierson's Successful Swoop Through Mis- sissippi. John Morgan's Sensational Gallop Through Indiana and Ohio His Capture, Imprisonment, Escape, and Death. Uy the Actual Participants in the Great Events. Illustrated with Maps. Portraits. Views, etc. Large, Clear Type. t320 Pages. F ALL THE GREAT CAVALRY OPER- ations of the war, two raids have the most surpassing fascination for the popular mind: These were Col. lien j. If. Grierson's amazing swoop through the interior o Mississippi, from La Grange, in that State, to Eaton Rouge, La., and Gen. John If. iIlll?JI wwmfflz 'y-Mr&wi i OfJi w k it' M: f l w -s M mis I'tiiifi iiii'vi so i.Mr- i tll4 nlate within a few weeks )t a;,, m. (c Mu!Jh ont difl'ered markedly in CJJ " Grierson's Raid was -rv y- 1 ai : a i Morgan's sensational gallop through Ken jy tucky, Indiana, and Ohio, which ended fM in Uis utter discomfiture and imprisonment k. in the Ohio Penitentiary. J t.l. 41 .. t, 'great performances took of one another, their history. eminently successful, and helped Gen. Grant greatly in his cam paign against Vicksburg. In every way it was one of the greatest achievements of the kind in the history of war. Morgan's Kaid was a great failure, and embarrassed Bragg in bis operations. This is the first time that all the facts concerning these two stirring events have been gathered together from oflicial and non ofliciaf publications, and presented in a convenient shape for the reader. Everybody has constantly heard of "Grierson's Kaid," and "Morgan's Raid," but this is the first time that all the infor mation concerning them has been culled together and presented in one handy volume. Much of it has been found in sources not ac cesiible to the general reader. THE FIELD, DUNGEON, and ESCAPE. By ALBERT D. RICHARDSON, The well-known war correspondent. Splrpdidly Illustrated. Car$$ 5ype. 512 Pa$e5. SI KLECC. His Transformation from a Raw Re cruit to a Veteran. Most Entertaining Book Ever Printed. Type ; 320 Pages. Large Viv- THE BOY SPY M 09X1 Service Under trie SViadow of trie Scaffold. By J. O. KERBEY. 1. f .:. J 7V Bv Birney W. E. Doyle. Sabers Again to the Front. jucLean. And many other attractions, arrangements for which ajc in progress. "" Every line in the paper is "weilworth reading". Fully Illustrated by the Surpassing Skill of Coffin. Large type; 384 pages. J 1 13 MYSTERY WHICH En shrouds the life of a -spy isone of the never-fading charms of the stories of war. Stories of such adventures have the same fasci nation which attend the exploits of freebooters, the daring of navigators in unknown seas and the doings of hunters in untrod den wilds. The author began his work with the bit tli of the Southern Confederacy at Montgomery. There and at Richmond he saw Jell' Davis and other rebel lead ers almost daily, and equally almost daily was in sight of his own scalfold, in the event of a betrayal of his identity. Jle was with Bragg at I'ensacola, "Iln;i!irfr;iT :it, Mnnnscum twin-nil information of th6 greatest value, and had a thousand starling adventures. Having escaped all these desperate chances and saved his neck, the " Boy Spy " now, a generation 'after the scenes have past, gives to us a iiirilUng story rich with detail, wherein he tells what he saw and how he escaped the lute which he dated day after day. Address, ,s A&tirwi ks ' n. vj 1 sm. u-'-s 1 "I 3uRfUfl0CR!" ERY FEW, IF ANY, OF THIS romantic histories of any epi sode in the war of the rebel lion have enjoyed greater favor than Kichardson's account of The Field, the Dungeon, and the Escape. The author was a war correspondent sent, first to observe the uprising against the Government, and, finally, to join the army at the front. ITc was with Lyon, Sigel, Hun ter, Pope, Fremont, Hallcck, Grant, and Rosecrans by turns, and witnessed Wilson's Creek, Fort Donelson, Shiloh, the ad vance on Corinth, siege of Vicksburg, and many other important battles and opera tions. Our author found his way to the dungeon as the result of a thrilling and disastrous effort to pass the batteries at Vicksburg on board of a transport loaded with provisions and forage. Next we have the journey to -.Richmond, the life at Libby Prison, Castle Thunder, and Salisbury, and finally, after fifteen months of fruitless endeavors, the successful dibit to escape. The journey through the backwoods of the South and the final rescue beneath the protecting folds of the Hag are told with a graphic pen that enthralls the reader at every line. t v THEE5CAPE-CR0S5IH6 A STREAtL Adventures of Alf Wilson. BY JOHN IT. ("AliF") WILSON, One of the " Engine Thieves. FULLY ILLUSTRATED. CLEAR TYPE.5 256 PAGES. i3 JUS STORY IS A WAR' CLASSIC. WI L- son was one of the most daring spirits engaged upon the perilous raid which has been described in another book, entitled " Capturing a Locomotive." Wilson's story, however, does not cover the same field as that written by his comrade, Pittenger. Tho charm and principal part- of bis narrative consists in his account of his escape from prison in company with a companion with whom he made his way southward hundreds of miles to the Gulf of Mexico. The picture he gives of life within the rebel lines, his adventures in his voyage down the river in an old boat, has all that wonderful charm which invests tales of dar- '& " " intr and trvinx circumstance in all aires. The Southern rivers were teeming with water-nioccasins and alligators, the woods were alive with bloodhounds. They dared not trust any white man, and in the region they traversed the blacks were timid, poor, and ignorant. The joy of their deliverance when they were finally assured that they were once more safe under the Union fiag is told with a pathos that would be impossible lo one who had not experienced the sensa tions oi the moment. This book will he a gem in any library. i . i rJSiif Profusely Illustrated by the Inimitable Coffin, whose Pictures idly Portray Every Changing Scene of the Text. HE TRANSFORMA tion of more than 2,000,000 young, brave, enthusiastic but wholly undisciplined American boys, into hardy, sea son ed veterans, the equals of which the world never saw, is always a story of the most fascinating in terest. It was a process full of the most terrible earnest ness to every boy who underwent it, yet its most trying incidents frequently abounded in the most ludicrous features, at which no one laughed more heartily than the boy himself after lie graduated in the grand school of actual war. No account of these widespread popular favor extended to "Si Xlegg and Shorty," as published in Tjie National Tuusuxrc a dozen years ago. These sketches have been laughed at and cried over in 10,000 homes of veterans, in Post rooms, at campfires, and wherever the sur vivors of the war have gathered together by twos or threes or by hun dreds. There has been the loudest call from every part of the country for their republication in a more permanent form, and this The National Tkiijuxe has now done. I" ANDERSONVILLE: "ORDER-ARMS experiences has ever approached the Jvle'' j c. y - 7 Hill A REBEL GUARD. "THE GANNQNE ER." BY AUGUSTUS BUELL. Story of a Private Soldier. FULLY AND GRAPHICALLY ILLUSTRATED. HE CANNONEER" is a woiideriul nook )of nearly 400 pages, such as very rarely appeal's in literature. i It is one that appeals directly to tho popu lar heart to all avIio love and admire cour- rage, lovalty, anil ite- sv. voted service. The author was a volun teer, but early in his service was transferred to one of the finest batteries in the Regular 'Army, and which did someot the verv hardest (j fighting in the War of the. Rebellion, l-rom HjAntictam to Appo- stantly eugaged, and nearly always in the L'is Ycrvlorefrontoi battle. Its terrible fighting at Antietam, Gettysburg, and Dethcsda Church was unprecedented in the history of light artillery. The attention is caught at the very first and held to the end. The men Generals, battery officers and privates whom he describes are pictured so admirably that they become pergonal acquaintances and friends, and the reader gets breathlessly interested in them. The scenes of camp and march are wonderfully truts to life, and call up a flood of meiuories in the breast of every old soldier. .!. ( ( v n i&fow ,c r ' i MM " 7 ' &m mm' v -v I jmim if-7- v m mm -4 ' - MMf -J&iS? mrrnTTTrrr VSHtillS II V W4I-4'f'49TlBB&X.V.TM Htli k MilCl F.'A-A L- i &tKfflrajam3K$70ffiih Vu,. . y waftrtt 2 . Kfrar'K2SLmrc7)srw.vM lkttXu.lir mhls&liT iS&'&ki&tffSfMamz&'l&ri mmmm.wr-3ma 'a i-j. fJT UZ.rfV,YsF Vri VV.IIKK!iit. fCUH jftrEX' .VinT5! r&ATYdVK,7W rs,T'IW,U iSS mms&msmsmmm. & ,s&Mffi&aas&SM iiass -x-tiir?' A Private Soldier's Experience During Fifteen. Months in Richmond, Andersonville, Savannah. Millen, Blackshear, and Florence. By JOHN McELROY, Late of Co. L, 16th 111. Cav . Hundreds of illustrations. Large type; 320 pagos. " A E HAYE HEADY VOL. I. OF ANDER- v J sonvitte, tne most graptnc story or ine m A. r ym rebel prisons ever written. Jt is a lariro opportune at this time, because this volume brings the story up to the point reached by the work now running as a serial in weekly instalments in The National Tribune. New subscribers, therefore, who receive this volume may read it and continue the story in the paper week by week. It is impossible, briefly, to give an ade quate description of the scope and character of this immortal chapter in the history of the civil war. It deals with a great subject, and one little understood, because it was a tragedy enacted behind the scenes, obscured by the smoke of battle in front. While the public was kept daily informed of march and siege and desperate attack and repulse, fixing the attention upon the ever-changing panorama of active warfare, the voice of he oes dying in prison-pens was lost. No news came from the men herded like cattle beyond the mountains of the South. The Nation know little of the horrors behind the Stockade. The author of Andersonville has told a thrilling story. If it has. horrors they are not of his invention. CAPTURING A LOCOOTBVE. A True History of the Most Thrilling and Romantic Secret Service of the Late War. By REV. WILLIAM PITTENGER, One of tlio actors in tho stranso scenes described, and now a Min ister of tho Methodist Episcopal Church. Illustrated With Portraits and Wood-Cuts, 350 Pages. HIS IS, UNDOUBTEDLY, TKE MOST tl rilling book of the great civil war. No single war story vividly presents so many of the hidden, underground elements of the struggle against rebellion as this. From be jriuiiinc to end the reader's attention nevef ZZ wearies, and he rises from the perusal feeliug almost as if he had again lived tnrougu those terrible days. The adventurers traversed tho Wi r.r.uUiwim Tr oil limnfirmc cnirm TVria!rwl "n as snies. all sutlered terribly, and the wonder TS is that any escaped alive. .A.lllll -!..J iiiutuiwu .i ii.v iJIUI J Jk kill? expedition are unparalleled either in ancient or modern wanare. jNO writer ot romanco would dare to invent the capture of a crowded railroad train in the midst of an enemy's camp by a band of twenty unarmed soldiers who had journed hundreds of miles from their own lines. Tho subsequent escape of part of the same band by seizing an armed guard almost in sight of a regiment of foes, and stealthily crossing the whole breadth of the Confederacy in different directions, is equally marvelous; while the sad tiagedy thatoccurred at Atlanta is freshly and vividly remembered by the inhabitants of that beautifnl city after the lapse of more than thirty yeara. A .- Oi- MM in"- !Wr $ "VM Y&.-&1 -5 THE NATIONAL TRIBUNE, Washington, D. O- m- " fi-tethfrtk 1lBi'i'l firJNygy .--W WV'T-'V"-'-? - ?