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THE NATIONAL TRIBUNE: WASHINGTON, D. 0., THURSDAY, MARCH 16, 1899. a MOMUfiT Ifl ALGE5IA. A Grand Campaign Against a Man-killer. By DR. J. H. PORTER. However true or entirely ju-tificd by future events may have been Von Moltkc's denial that campaigns against Arabs made good officers, tbeie is no doubt of this country having been a fincs'bool for sportsmen. Not long ago lion-lniHting among the Adas Hounlnir.s v:s. as it is now in Old Ga?tuiia, further south, more picturesque and fuller of varied inteicst than the chase eonld be any where else. Everything contributed to make itso. Vast and imj o-ing bight.--, among which and at their base lay mined monuments of that great and ancient day when this land was Rome's rival; these desolate fields, once con quered, Iter granary; those far-extending solitude-?, now as then untouched by man, the pre serves from -which she obtained wild beasts to pacify a fierce popalacc clamoring for " bread and the gan-.es." Forests bare grown where cities stood, Bi!cnce is in those passes formerly thronjred with Kumidian lratlic-l rains, and the lion lords L through regions, which stirred, wii-ii the endeavor and Inistle of peoples who lia-e passed awayl Hip -pen-onality in tradition and folk-lore, his position! with icference to thoughts or feelings belonging to every-lav life, dominates e cry other individuality, lis it that of least or man. Lord paramount, indeed, was tl.c lion amonjj these wandering tril es. Where men counted their herds thev apportioned his tithe, and said "This 'part will the Seigneur feike," and if at any lime resistance weic rtiade, it was with sentiments befitting contention against the power of a more than human foe. No fancy which fear suggested but was believed. No mental im pression that courage, feiocity, and daring could make upon barbarians failed of its effect or ceased to exert an endurinir in fluence. This U15 lllf liln'f ivlmrn in fit-. I splendid realities of lion-hunting one might add that environment of mystery ami iimnri nation whicii gave actual occurrences an ideal charm. and departed from thoso who would have withstood his frenzy, straigbway betaking himself to the place which destiny had ap pointed for a tomb. None kuow what hap pened on this night; but a search-party found the logs and stones .scattered abioad; they also found certain fragments of K:is 3Ienoul; moreover, the lion, being indignant, came down and killed Sidi Mohammed's black bull, which the Frank Commandant had pre sented on account of meritorious conduct. Stories were told concerning the cruelty of this beast's murders, and of how people when surprised must have perished from fright succumbed, to the horror of those dreadful menaces be made while enjoying their agonies. Men, too, descended when in safe place5, compelled by the power of his gaze. In short, everything about this animal was mysterious and preternatural. Talking thus extravagantly, though Vith entire jrood faith, these adventurers rode into the lower gorges where a, network of ravines ran among dark but richly-tinted escarpments, pinnacled peaks, rounded sum mits clothed with somber forests, or steep slopes giowu thick in underwood and brake. When they halted as the suu got high, to eat dried dates, unleavened bread, and cold kous-kasson, Beaux ais for the first time discovered what his companions contem plated doing: found out that thev intended to light deliberately; draw up in the way, Gerard and Ccn. Daumas desciibe, and pro voke a charge. These' gillanfc though unskillful barbari ans knew nothing ahoulstmicgy, entertained no other idea than to do as their fathers had done before them, lint fortunately this French comrade v.v.s no novice in such enterprises; therefore, en the strength of carrying a double xille, and having won fame for prowess, he persuade 1 his associates to some impiovc.i nianuvcrs placed matters on a footing that admitted human intellect to some share in what was about to take place, and raised their endeavors above those which Kaffirs orCongo negroes would have made under similar circumstances. As the day diew on there came a change of weatherjike that which often occurs during Autumn. A damp, stormy wind blew in fioni the "West ern Ocean, condensing vapors darkened on the bights her: and there mist vails shut in cnig or nip; uhilu the "mountain silence gave place to inany-cadeiieed tumult of eddying blasts. . , The party hobbled their hors:s in a se cluded dull, toiled up a. rough, loituous HE GOT AWAY. Dhl Not Want to See Gen. Wheeler as Mucli Then as Now. "So they tell me you remember something about fien. Wheeler in the civil war. Major. What was it?" "Yes, I do," answered Maj. Page, "and while he and Gen. Forrest would have been pleased to see me if they had known I was there, yet at that time and "under the cir cumstances I excused myself from such a distinguished honor; nt I am going to see Gen. Wheeler before I leave the city and apologize for my absence when the roll was called that afternoon on the 23th of Septem ber, 18G4, in northern Alabama. " You see, it was like this: Wheeler l'ad crossed the Tennessee River as an advance of Forrest and wa3 threatening the railroad be tween Decatur and Elk River. Gen. Rous seau had marched from Pulaski, Tcnn., with a sufficient force to intercept him. One very dark night an important dispatch came to our post Sulphur Branch Trestle, Ala. for Gen. Housseau, who was snpposed to be be tween the Tennessee and Elk Kivers, west of us. It must be delivered at once. Col. Lathrop, commanding the post, sent for me. 'Mr. Page,' he said, 4 J have selected Von as the bearer of this message. Take as many men as yon like and a guide. When will you be ready? ' "'I am ready now, Colonel,' I answered, ' and eight men will do.' He handed me the dispatch, saying: 4 Whatever happens, do not let this fall into the enemv's hands.' and I rode out into inly darkness and an unknown world to me at 10 o'clock, toward the con fluence of the Tennessee and Elk Kivers. not knowing by whom I might be halted, friend or foe, for both were in 1113' front-somewhere. " We were in the saddle all night, our ears strained for a sound, our eyes for the gleam of a camplire or bivouac, a countersign for friend, a for foe. In case of foe I had planned either the loss of a man" or two and the escape of the rest, with the dispatch, even if 1 had to be that man captured, or by strategy the capture of the enemy's picket. But the night wore on without incident, other than in a gorge my horse lost his foot iug on some slippery shelving rocks and fell, almost crushing my foot. Daylight came; sunrise, and we halted. "Tiie road we were about to cross was beaten down by the hoors of a large column of cavalry. I advanced a scout, who soon returned, reporting that they were Union tioops and but a very short distance ahead. I pushed on and soon over: 00k theconimnud, now halted. Hiding up to the fivnt 1 le liveied the dispatch to Gen. Koiiiseau. After carefully rending it he asked: ' Where have you been?' 1 told him, briefly, for we had been that nuht on his front, flank and rear, from near the Tennessee, across Elk River, folding it twice. " ' Didn't see anything of the enemy? ' "'No, sir.' " Who sj'our guide?' " 'This man,' said T, pointing to a young colored man. ' ' D smart liiinrcr ' he remarked. fConsomtHlon Do not think for a single moment that consumption will ever strike you a sudden blow. It does not come that way. It creeps its way along. First, you think ft is a little cold; nothing but a little hack ing cough ; then a little loss in weight: then a harder cough; then the fever and the night sweats. The suddenness comes when you have a hemorrhage. Better stop the disease while it is yet creeping. You can do it with Acer's " ' Any orders or instructions, General.' .Sonc; you can go.' And rode TIe Looked ALOrT, axd Savy' His Foes' Position to Be Unassailable. Dwell upon the following scenes; consider these events in the fullness of their meaning, and try to picture facts as they actually occurred. A red sunset streamed over the black tents of a small Ouled Cassi camp, an Arab douar, standing at the mouth of a loi-k-wallcd and wooded pas, bej ond which the Sahara sti etched away, vast and lonely as an ocean. In manners, speech and costume, in all their belongings, its occupants were men antique of stUe and appearance as that dim old Eastern world whoe early features they faithfully preserved. "In the name of God the mo-t clement, the mest merciful, it shall be as my friend Holies. The stranger who is with thee, he was committed to thy care"; theretore, let service be given willingly. Thus is it written, and I will seek the iion of Bar-i-Noured, rendering aid to my guest, lest he go alone and perish, so that dishonor would rest upon us forever." Tims spoke the Sheik, fitting amidst that oldest of parliaments, an assembly of free warriors whose will was law. Thus after long parley Victor Beauvais got his wish, strengthening the chiefs friendly sentiments and assuring himself of ready companions, with those gifts which among Orientals are invariable accompani ments of everj- pnefc. Net day at earliest dawn Sheik Ibrahim mounted that beautiful mare, the pride and boast of his tribe, whose legendary pedigree went back without break or flaw to the white horses of the sun. A clump of pic tnrewjue ontlaws slung long muskets by tassokd cords, and swung themselves into their shovel-backed saddles. Then off thev went with shout and boast, prancing, caracol ing and dashing about at the start in true Arab fashion. Tales galore of this "Seigneur with the big head" were poured forth during their ride. One narrator exaggerated bis size into gigantic proj-ortious; another enlarged his feats. Nobody was afraid, or, at least, to the extent of blinking: but the lion of Bar-i-Xoured had become a semi-supernatural being in those parts, and his veritable deeds were such as to set Oriental imaginations on fire. There was enough of fact, indeed, about what was told to excite anybody, and when evening faded on those bights "where bis lair lay surroanded by heaped-up rocks and thickest bracken, whoever heard that mighty voice Arabs have but one word for thunder and the lion'3 loar knew that an adversary approached against whom no force of man-had as yet prevailed. Did not each tribesman know Yuscf, son of Mehndi, and his cousin, Abou Said robbers both who while prowling by night sud denly heard a sound as of the sea when it moans in caverns on its shore? At which Abou, being quickwitted, leaped for a lice, whence he saw his Mower companion torn to pieces. Hadji Keriue also, (a worthy man notwithstanding that he hal made the pilgrimage,) beheld from an overhanging ledge the terrible conflict in which this lion of Noured killed another nearly as large, aud took his consort away. Truly it had be fallen times out of mention, as guards with in a douar saw him stalking in the moon light around th .ir pickets, thai they feared to fire; for he Had hurled himself over such barriers more than once, regardless of musket-balls or pitfalls. No snare could entangle a creature who practiced magic and possessed witch-jackals as satellites and aids. The tragedy of Kas is fas Uenoul, likewise, was of recent date. This man went with certain Franks southward, even to the Tuareg countrv, aud having been spared by heaven, he returned swollen with insolence aud inordinate pride. His mind was as that of a woman who has been preferred, and it was wrtten that his destiny should be unpropitions. In an evil hour this un fortunate shot a panther, whereupon he was Tisited with madness, and desired to hunt "him with the big head " without assistance. So, being deaf and blind by reason of bis infirmity, this lost one dug a pit by the lion's pathway, coveting it with heavy logs, and also stones set in beaten earth, imagin ing that it would make him secure; moreover, there were places to fire through. Having accomplished these things, he boasted greatly, gulch, and finally stood before the lion's stronghold an irregular., shelf hacked by precipices.- Steep, lough slopes stretched upward to that terrace now reached, similar acclivities separated it from the lair, and it was strewn with bowlders many of great size that had fallen off the cliffs above. Beauvais. with much reasoning, disposed his friends on top of these fragments, where they lemained in at least comparative security. Two men, however, he sent round to climb the precipice and throw down stones, which act it was supposed would fully rouse an animal s- little backward at taking offense. No one doubted that the lion would accept their challenge; nor did so befall, although his coming was to a different purpose than might have been the case if these hunters had been left to themselves. Even Arab guns will kill at short range if they are pointed straight, and men shooting down from rocks must have better chances than if standing fast in an open. These considera tions at length dawned on the minds of all, and they waited in a new-born hope of con quering their enemy and putting an end to his tyranny. He was the grave of a thou sand oxen, said the Sheik; man, woman, aud child had bled under his fangs. Despite all the enormities attributed to him, how ever, this lion of Bar-i-Noured was a most noble-looking and fearless animal. He be longed to a species in whicii boldness is characteristic. - Events occurred as had been anticipated. But few nmsiles had fallen befuie the slum bering lion awoke in wrath; then htalked into view, with sweeping mane, sujKnbly menac ing. Jie looked alolfc. and saw 11s iocs' nni. tion to be unassailable. Immediately, how ever, yells and execrations from those beneath broke that silence which had hereto fore been maintained, and turning towards them, his flashing e3'es did not see what they were accustomed to behold a compact body of adversaries like those he had scattered before. These enemies were now arrayed in an unusual order, aud he was confused. Nevertheless, the place has yet to be found where a lion, if he stands at all, will bear much bullying. His limit of forbearance is soon reached, be those dangers impending what they may. In the midst of Arab revilings to whicii came icsponses in fierce growls and snarls, Beauvais tried a shot at Jong range. This only slightly wounded the lion's flank; but itput an end to every traceof caution or doubt upon his part. Soaring at every spring, the beast swept downward like an avalanche an embodiment of desperate rage, of incarnated destructiveness, rushing amidst a swirl of dust, flying shingle, and the scattered spray of rent foliage. A straggling, ill-aimed volley stopped him no more than so much hail pattering around. His form gleamed an instant Over one of the rocks, and a man was swept away like a withered leaf. Another he dragged down by his floating burnous and struck dead. A third fell from fright or accident, to be instantly bitten through the bodj'. Here and there the lion raged, flitting from place to place like some grim specter as evasive and impossible to fix. Yet these Arabs were brave; they reloaded and fired not ineffectually, if without fatal results. More than this, nothing alive could continue such exertions for any length of time. His blood streamed from several wounds before Beauvais got a true aim. At length, how ever, after an unsuccessful leap, the animal crouched a moment motionless, and then two ragged bullets tore through his chest. Something who knows Avhat told this savage warrior that his race was run. There is no lifting of the vail which covers such mental processes from man's sight; yet now was seen one,pf those magnificent if unreal mimickries of heroic fortitude that the death hour of a lion alone can show. Safe on their posts "of vantage bis barbaric foes showered insults and injuries on this dying hero of the waste, but they were unheeded. Wheeling, be fixed an unfaltering gaze upon the man who slew him, standing unmoced as the foam bcllfe in iits life-blood gathered fast and faster ; then tottered and swayed, yet stood defiant still, his hist gasp parting as he fell. you can go.' And remounting. we rode on, passed his videts. and without incident or alarm reached thepost. " We thought the danger over, but a few days later, Sept. 21, a heavy cannonading to our south convinced us of the error. Communications were also cut off. Capt. h'andall and myself, with a small squad of mounted infantry, were sent to ascertain the situation. "We found Athens, Ala., in the hands of the enemy and the rail toad torn up. Under cover of trees and on foot, we approached near enough to see the squareswnnning with graycoais. Early on the morning of the 2oth their advance drove in our pickets, and as their lines tightened and inclosed us on all sides we realized the odds against us: Eight" thousand men and 10 pieces of artillery; we with 800 men and two pieces of artillery, an iis vi aisuusc ju 10 j. jjuc tnere was never a thought of surrender, I did not mhjw wuai, iiie worn meant, and we re turned their heavy lire determinedly. "I had command ol' one piece of artillery, the only one oppsed to Morton's battery the crack battery of their Western army, I was told. How true their aim was you may know, for they hit our piece, once on the under lip of the muzzle, chinning off half an inch or so of metal, demolishing the sponge bucket and striking the axle, but not with sufficient force to break it or disable the gun. We kept up our fire. OJlcn their balls they fired many solid shot would whistle through the embrasure, almost grazing the gun. " After the battle was over I went ont and counted 20 distinct holes outside our lnnet and around the embrasure. That was fine work for any set of artillerists ! But we were so busily engaged returning these compli ments as to tie onlivions to all otliersunound ings. Their ihc had slackened or ceased, which avo interpreted meant that they had enough, until an Orderly came and notified us to cease firing, as the enemy had displayed a flag of truce. That was the last gun fired from that fort, and by my orders. After giving orders to replenish the limber-chest, and surveying the damage our angle had sus tained, I looked around that slaughter pen. "For our small force it had been a carni val of death ; and now, standing at the door of Colonel's quarters, our Colonel's lifeless body lay on the ground nearby, I looked in and listened. A conned of war was being held. Gen. Forrest had sent in his m You first notice that you cough less. The pressure on the chest is lifted. That feeling of suffocation is removed. A cure is hastened byplacingone of Dr. Ayer's Cherry Pectoral Plaster over the Chest. A Book Frcom . It is on the Diseases of the Throat and Lungs Writ a urn Frmaly. ' r If tou liavo anv comnlatnt whateyer and daslrc tbu best medical advlco you can possibly receive, write tlie doctor , freely. You will receive :i prompt reply, ( wuiumi con. jvcoress, VR: J. C. AYEIt. Lowell, Mass. CURIOUS THINGS. A Lixcoln Chair. Things which great folks have used or worn possess a peculiar interest for many persons. To most of his personal pioperty, from the pan with which a Monarch or Presi dent signs some great paper affecting the wel fare ot millions of his subjects or those who look to him to steer the ship of state, to the hat he wears or the bed in which he rests by night, all arc looked upon by the memento loving with admiration. Among these per haps one of the most inteiestiug in Wash ington, although the reminder of a sad period, is the chair in which Abraham Lin coln sat in Ford's Theater when he was struck by Booth. It is -still in excellent condition. It is handsomely upholstered in the fashion of the period, and is of dark wood, gracefully fashioned. The great Lin coln lay back in this chair, after the fatal shot, until kind hands bore him out of the theater and across the street to the house where he died. Near the top of the chair back dark, red staiiw mark the figured cloth where his head lay. The chair was given into the keeping of the Smithsonian Institu tion by Robert Lincoln sonic years ago. ultimatum. I heard it read: An immediate surrender all to lie treated' as prisoners of war the officers to rdtain their side-arms, but if he had to carry the place by assault, he would not be responsible for the acts of his men. Tin's was signed If. B. Forrest. "I waited and heard the decision to sur render. Capt. Ilandallj now our senior offi cer, came out. I begged him to go on with the fight; we still had some ammunition and were ready. " 'That is the trouble,' he said; 'the sup ply of ammunition is so nearly exhausted that it is deemed inexpedient to renew the battle.' "Lieut.' Itanium came up. ' Barnuin,-' said I, ' they have decided to'surrender.' "'Well?' "'"Well, I'll never be taken prisoner. Will yon go with me? ' "'Where? The placc-is. entirely sur rounded,f answered Itanium'. 'I see h'o chauca for escape.' " 4 That makes no difference. If you will go with me, say so; if not, I shall go alone; there is not a moment to lose.' "Lieat. Itanium was an Ohio boy, like myfclf.. ,Ue stood for a moment, and then stioping down, took the revolver and belt from Col. Lathrop's body, buckeled it around his own, and said: 'I'm ready; go on.' ' We passed the Adjutant's office, where all my worldly goods were; on to our mess house, from which we took a few rusks in our pockets; climbed the ramparts, descended the steep glacis, and found ourselves among the non-combatants in the deep valley bdlow. "A spring bubbled up a few rods to the west, and on the south side of the creek. Toward this we leisurely sauntered as for a drink, aud not to attract attention or arouse suspicion regarding our real intention. A wooded hill rose r-tecnlv tin on the north side of the creek; a narrow valley intervened. We crossed the creek, carelessly approached the edge of the woods, argus-eyed, and as we reached a certain point I hissed. 'Itanium, this way, quick!' and disappeared." ; llln the woods?" "Oh, no; tho trees were too scattering to find a secuie hiding place. Months before, one daik night, there was an alarm on a picket-post near this point, and as I was in the Adjutant's office, and enjoyed a night sortie, as was my custom, I ran down alone and ahead of the Sergeant and detail. Challenged, I gave the countersign and in quired the cause of the alarm. The sentinel stated that an object had been scon moving among tne trees on tne .Hillside, and not halting when ordered, he fired. "I took a gun, climbed the hill alone to the top, and descending in a circuitous route found nothing, only, as I came down, shelving rocks, down which I clambered, and more as I descended farther, until the sound of falling water fell on my car. "I listened; it seemed below and beneath the surface. At the risk of my neck I must investigate. In the open space the starlight shimmered through, audi could see a hole, apparently the size of a man's body, in which w;is a miniature cascade. I could hear the water fall from one rocky projection to another, and finally make a shoit plunge and seem to flow away. "I returned the gun to the guard, passed on to the fort, and never told a soul of my find; and whatis moie, I never visited it again. Hut the words, 'Surrender prisoner! ' fell on my being so terribly that they awakened an echo Escape, hole, Iresdorti, aud thrilled me with the sense of the' honor of such n sublime achievement, and give me the oppor tunity to still serve my country and avoid a prisoner's fate. My guardian angel and my bump of locality proved equal to the occa sion. I did not miss the hole an inch, as we sprang into the woods, although skirting the woods were more or less bushes. Down I slid over the slippery, watery rocks, throwing their spray about me towanl Pluto's domain, and landed on a rocky floor-' Another instant aud I had company, not) Pinto nor yet Cer berus, but Itanium, who hud performed the same acrobatic feat, just giving mo time to regain my equilibrium atidrstep aside. "This, my dear Coloneh is the how and why I did not answer to Gen. Wheeler's roll-call that day when all the rest were mustered and marched off to Dixie prisoners of war by the prowess of Forrest and Wheeler, O. S. A. ' ' 1 fow I got out of that hole, how wo captured Maj. Gilbert, of Gen. Forrest's staff, within their own lines, nursed their wounded, conversed with their chief men, aud finally reached our own lines in time to participate iu the stirring events of Hood's invasion and the battle of Nashville, must be left for subse quent chapters. Adois, Senor." llljc Itnby Carriage Male. If any of our readers will cut this notice out and sgnd to Sears, Koebuck & Co.. Chicago. 111., they will send you, free, by mall, post pi'.', a !:siaome catalogue of baby curnngres in colors, with lowest Chicago wholesale- prices, tree examination otfer, tell you how to order, etc., etc. APPRECIATION Of THE VETERANS. Gov. lCooscvfll Speech lit tho New York Sol erV Home. In his recent visit to the Soldiers and Sailors' Home at Bath. N. Y.,Gov. Uoose velt bad an enthusiastic reception by the J-l, 000 veterans, and in his speech to "them no said: "I'ellow-comrades: There is no distinc tion or glory which has come to me or whicii I may ever hope to win which 1 shall prire one-half as much as having the right to call you comrades. I should think but little of any American citizen who did not feel his heart warm and his face kindle when he sees you as he realizes what you have done," and what your presence here means. But though every American citizen must, or at least ought to, realize that, it must be realized in a peculiar fashion by thoso who have themselves fought, even though in a very small war compared with yours. You fought for years and we only for months. There are many of you present here in the hall who saw 'literally a hundred battles, while in the Spanish war we saw only one. But, after all, it is the spirit ;uid the purpose that count; it is tho fact of a man being willing to do all that in him lies, for the country, for the flag and for the cause for which he is willing to shed his blood; and I saw in the Regular Army and in the volunteer serv ice fn the Spanish war men do deeds of quiet heroism, men losing their lives with entire indifference to aught excepting the country's honor, in a way that showed they were fit to bo the sons and heirs of the" men who showed their devotion through the four long wearv years from 1861 to 18f5, that the (lag which had been rent in sunder might once more be made whole." (Applause.) Enemies of the Ituttler. New York Press. The two greatest'enemics of the rattle snake are the blacksnake and the hog. The rattlesnake is slow and sluggish in movement, while the blacksnake is in tensely rapid. The latter will circle around his foe and with a sudden dart grasp the venomous reptile by tho neck, so that it has no chance to tise its poison ous " fangs, and quickly squeeze it to death. A hog, especially if fat, suffers no danger from the rattlesnake. He will .march boldly up to the coiled reptile, 'allow himself to be struck in his jowls once, twice or three times, as the case may be, and will then calmly proceed to swallow the reptile without concern. The reason for the hog's immunity is due to the fact that the blood vessels are so minute and infrequent on his cheeks, where fat is predominant, that they fail to take iip the poison and carry it through the porcine system. Hogs have been used in droves to clear some of the islands of the southern seas of poisonous reptiles, and have proved successful. By remembering two simple facts any one can distinguish a poisonous serpent from a harmless one. The venomous rep tile invariably possesses a triangularly-shaped head and a blunt nose, .while his tail is correspondingly blunt and stubby. Any- snake that tapers smoothly from the middle of its body to the tip of its noso and to the tip of his tail as well, growing slender in a gradual and regular manner, is absolutely devoid of venom. - Advantages of Direct Buying. New innovation do not as a rule meet with prompt public approval. Certain manufacturing institutions have in recent yeara inaugurated a nw S3stem of dis posing of their products win. li is unqualifiedly to tho advantage of the consumer. It took courage to make the change, but they did It. Among the pioneers in this new method of doing business was the Elkhnrt Carriage & Harness Mfg. Co, of K khart. udinna, whose ad.appearsonp.igeSof thisissuc'. These people begun this plan of doing business twenty-six years ago, and li'ivo adhered to it strictly ever since. The result lias been so entirely success ful that they are to-day the largest manufac turers of carriages and harness in the world selling to the consumer exclusively. Tho advantages to tho consumer are almost beyond estimate. He gets better goods: better and larger selection: better styles and finish, and finally he buys at a much more equitable nnd advantageous price. In denting with the Elkhurt people there is no risk t' assume, as they ship either vehicles or harness anywhere rrr exumfilaflon. and guarantee every article they manufacture and sell. The Elkhart Carri age & Harness Mlg Co. publish an extended u.iisrrated catalogue which they will take pleasure in mailing to all our readers who re quest it. Written for The National Tribune. IT Si:ii)IS STKA.NCL'. Tho following lines were suggested by occurrences connected with the Presi dent's recent Southern trip. It strikes me as peculiar, And yet it may be right, That the Nation now should honor The men she had to fight To keep 'cm true an' loyal, And wouldn't let 'em go And start another Nation, Though they fought her like a foe. It seems a little curious To a plain, old-fashioned man That one who fights for country, And docs the best he can To keep her flag a flyin' And her institutions bright, Should see his country's laurels Wreathin' them he had to fight. I wonder if we'll have tcr Quit a-readin' out aloud The thrillin' words of Lincoln, Of whom we've been so proud. You know, he called 'em "rebels," But now that word won't do, For it might hurt the feelin's Of loyal men an' true. It sets my brain a-whirlfn', And I can't understand Just what is all the incanin', When the head of this great land Shall wea'r upon his bosom The emblem of the foe Who tried to down this country Some thirty years ago. The day we claim for mcm'ry And strew-in springtime flowers O'er t'mse who fought for country Is no longer to be ours; But those who fought gainst country, AVith valiant heart and strong, Must have an equal tribute Of roses, speech, and song. And then they say that Congress At least that's what I've heard' Must put them rebel fellers (Beg pardon for the word) Upon the roll of pensions, The same as those who formed Their country's line-of-lmttle "" "When their country's life was stormed., It may be I am foolish, But then it really seems To be so queer and strange like Like what we see in dreams That the men we once called rebels, And we fought so hard for years To keep 'em in the Union, Should now get all the cheers. A Veteran, Kansas City, Mo. 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