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RED CLOUD CHIEF
A. C. HOSMER, Proprietor.
BTOCLOri). - ! . NEBRASKA
Or, Tbe Peril of tl Peoroys.
A Thrilling and Romantic Story
of Lovo and Adventure.
Jlr jasies m. Merhilu actbok or "Boccs
Bill," tisiiek Joe" axd
IClpyriqte, IMS, oy the A. X. Kellojg Xttrt
COKSTEKXATIOM AT IXiXT. HOIXOW.
Grace Pcnroy waited anxiously the return
of her messenger to Btonefleld. The night
passed without ber coming, and Grace rose
arly. little rested, so anxious was she to be
onoe more on good terms with her lover.
No alarm was felt until late in the fore
noon, when Grace noticed Romeo standing
in the road near the stables whinnying to be
Captain 8tarbright came sauntering up
the walk. He managed to pass most of his
time in or about Lone Hollow, but since the
coming of Lura Joyce be had made no ad-vain-cs
in bis suit for tbe band of Grace; in
consequence tho heiress was learning to re
gard him with considerable less aversion
"Isn't that Romeo down yonder, Captain!"
questioned Grace, who stood on tho veranda
as the Captain came up.
"It looks like Mad Lura's horse, surely'
returned Captain Btarbright, as ho glanced
toward tbe road. '! wonder where his mis
tress is I"
"She went to Btonefleld yesterday."
"And rale Romeo!"
Captain Starbright turned on his heel and
burned at once to the stable. If be expect
ed to meet Lura Joyce bo was mistakes.
Romeo stood by the road gate whinneying
to lte admitted. Tho Captain led the horse
to hit stall. He noticed that tho horse was
saddledjand he wondered at the non-appear-anco
of tho animal's mistress.
44 You did not see Lura!"
Grace Fenrny'a face was white as she put
tho question to tho Captain on his return.
44 1 did not."
Ho twisted his cane and looked thought
ful, and iicrhaits a trifle uneasy.
4 The horse was saddled 1"
44 Then something has hastened to Lura,"
cried Grace, in a distracted voice.
44 lou't borrow trouble"
44 But Romeo is vicious, and I have al
ways feared that he would be the death of
Lura. I am sure something terrible has
hapiencd," persisted Grace. "Go at once,
Captain Starbright, ami look for her. Sum
mon the servants and move quickly. If any
tiling lias happened I hhall never forgive
myself," and Grace wrung her hands and
looked distressed indeed.
A vagutt suspicion entered the mind of
Captain Starbright as he turned away to
obey tbe orders of the mistress of Lono
'If something hu happened, it will be a
glad day fur ine," mused the Captain, a
faint smile lifting the wings of his tawny
He hastened to the stable, saddled one or
his grays and was soon galloping swiftly
away in the direction of Stonctleld.
No one had met or seen the girl, and when
the Captain returned to Lone Hollow late in
tho day he brought no news of tho missing
The servants sconn'd the vicinity without
success. Old Mr. Vandiblo was worked up
to fever heat, while his granddaughter was
.jiearly crushed with grief.
44 1 know something terrible has hap
pened," declared pour Grace, again and
Confound It, what business bad Lura
to go away, I'd like to know! I think a girl
of her age ought to know something. Tbe
idea of riding a vicious horse unaccompanied
over that lonely road, with tramps and
wild animals thick as fleas on a-dog, is pre
sumptuous, yes, presumptuous, J say."
Then the old man would bring his cane
down with a tremendous thump that would
make things jingle.
"Grandpa, don't," pleaded Grace. "It
was all my fault. I sent Cousin Lura."
44 You sent her ! For what, I'd like to
know ! Tho idea yes. tho idea I say, of a
girl trapesing off just at night after knick
knacks not worth a sixpence. If tho girl's
dead, her neck broke fntn her folly and
yours, Grace I'enroy, I reckon the lessoa '11
bea mighty useful ono forbothof you; yes,
for both of you hity-tity girls, say."
Then the old man stamped up and down
the porch, thumping his cane after every
other won! in n way that, on another occa
sion, would havo been laughable in tho ex
treme. The shades of night camo with ao news
of the missing Lura. Captain Starbright
frit like congratulating himself. If n ac
cident had hapiced it would provo a
lucky circumstance for him.
He had been only too anxious to have the
determined Miss Jovco out of his path, that
be might have no object in the way of the
full accomplishment of bis schemes. He
hoped that she had really met with an acci
dent that would prevent further interfer
ence on her part.
44 Oh, Captain, what shall, what e-tn we
do!" moaned Grace, appealing to Captain
Starbright in a way that almost touched his
4 We can only hope for the best," he re
turned. Do vou think wo have any reason to
He saw that she was anxious for bim to
speak words of cheer, and so ho would not
disappoint her, for tho Captain was ex
tremely anxious to gain the good will of the
heiress who tiad once snubbed him for bis
44 1 think we have good ground for hope,
Grace," he said, in a reassuring tone.
44 Really. I haven't the least idea that any
thing terious lias befallen your cousin. I
have known the young lady for some time
andean assure you that, though reckless
and hiffhstrune. she is abundantly able to
take care of herself."
Then how do you account for her not re
I do not pretend to account for it," he
answered. "What was the errand that
jook her to Stonetieldl"
He regarded Miss Penney keenly aa he
put the question.
A little affair of our own."
Which does not concern me, eh!" re
torted the Captain, with a low laugh.
Grace passed into tho bouse without
speaking again. The Captain muttered
something not exactly polite under his
breath, and then turned away. It was bow
almost dark. As Captain Starbright ap
preached the gate a stout form rose up sad
44 Ha! it is one of the twins," ejaculated
the Captain, feeling annoyed at the sudden
appearance of one be cared not to see.
44 It's me, fur a fact," grunted the man ia
a sarty tone. " I reckoned you'd be over
afore this, Cap'n. I got impatient, aa did
maw and Bill, aa here I be."
"What brings you here!" demanded the
Captain, leaning against the fence, regard
ing the nan with a frown.
"Whatdoyes'pose! I thought you aught
guess. Hain't seen tbe gal '
"Ha! then it ia your haad that ha 1
la this work. I feared so."
44 Yea wasted it done."
Beading forward, Captaia
Bust not be seen together. I will join yoa
Tbe man hesitated a moment, then turned
and shuffled swiftly away.
i Tax OVUM.
Glancing toward the bouse and seeing ao
one watching, Captain Starbright passed
through the gate and walked with deliberate
step down tbe incline to tbe foot of the
mound on which stood the Vendible man
sion. Here be found bis Bum waiting in the
shadow of some trees.
The Captaia led tbe way into some under
growth until completely hidden from the
road, then be came to a pause aad faced bis
"Well, what have yoa to tell, Hank Cs
bera!" "Tho gal's did for."
In a few words tho villain told how be
and his twin brother bad waylaid and mur
dered dauntless Lura Joyce.
The Captain listened without a muscle of
bis countenance moving or exhibiting the
" How came the girl in that out-of-the-way
4 'She heard 'twas a short cut, I presume."
"Ho you know this to be a fact!"
"Didn't you or Bill entice ber from the
'We didn't. I'll swear to that, Cap'n."
"Very welL It seems that tbe girl came
to ber death by accident. This is as it
should be. I will accompany you to the
spot and view the body. If all is as you
nave told it there will be something
"Yes, bard money."
A chuckle fell from the ruffian's lips.
Then, without more words, the two walked
to tbe road. Darkness bad fallen, and tbe
twain were not likely to be recognized even
should they chance to meet aay one. Soon
they gained tbe path that led to Mother
Cabera's cabin. Down this the twain
hurried, and in a little time they stood be
fore the hut itself.
"The body is inside, I suppose!"
"Nix," answered the man.
"Bill nor me hain't toched it sense we
dropped ber down yeader onto thea rocks.
I wouldn't do it. Ef yoa want to see the
corpse it's your privilege, I s'pose."
Even the calloused heart of the Captain
gave an unwonted throb at this. Tbe
thougbtthat the slender body of their vkv
tint lay exposed under the cliff for many
hours was unpleasant.
"A lantern, quick,' ' ordered Captain Star
bright. "I will investigate. The poor child
must have a Christian burial in any event
It is awful leaving her there all this time."
"We couldn't help it, Cap'n. We expected
you sooner. Giltin' tired of waiten I went
for ye," answered the Captain's tool, apol
ogetically. Then he entered the bouse, returning soon,
bearing a lantern in his band.
"Bill wouldn't come, so I spect I'll her
ter pilotyo to tho place."
"Very good. Lead the way."
And then the two men set off down the
path toward the scene of the late accident!
It order to gain the foot of tho perpendic
ular hill it was necessary to begin the de
scent some distance from tbe spot where
Lura Joyce had been hurled into the rocky
After a scramble among bushes and
aloug dangerous places where tho loose
pebbles threatened to precipitate them into
eternity, the two men gained the foot of
the declivity and stood in a damp atmos
phero at the bottom of tbe gulch.
'Now, then, how far is it!"
This from the panting Captain.
"About twenty rods, I reckon."
"leadon, quickly 1" returned Starbright,
in an impatient voice.
Tho dampness and gloom did not agree
with him, and ho was anxious to have his
uncnviablo mission over with at tho earliest
possiblo moment. There seemed something
uncanny in the surroundings, and for the
first time a feeling akin to fear crept over
Hank Cabcra moved forward, swinging
his lantern before bim. The walking was
comparatively easy, aad aooa taalaatera
bearer came to a halt
"Well!" demanded Starbright.
"We're here, Cap'n."
Tho Captain felta rising In his throat, but
he swallowed it with a gulp and peered for
ward over a rock as bis compeaioa flashed
the rays of bis lantern forward.
He thought to look upon tbe mangled
remains of the fair girl be had once sought
iu marriage, and it is little wonder that tho
Captain was a triflo nervous under the cir
cumstances. "I see no one 1" uttered Starbright, after
a hasty survey.
Hank Cabora attend aa imprecation and
eagerly scanned the rocky ground.
"Tho gal hain't here, for a fact," be mut
tered at length. "I a'pect the wild animals
has carried ber off."
44 That is absolute nonsense."
"Eh! Why is it!"
44 If such were tbe case some traces
would be left behind. I see none bore.
Your lio won't go down. Henry Cabera."
"It's traces you seek, eh! What do yoa
call this!" and the man with tbe lantern
held up a bit of gray cloth that bad evident
ly been torn loose by a jagged point of
The Captain at once felt the delicate text
ure, and decided that it was a piece from a
woman's dress, and closely resembled one
that he had seen worn by Lura Joyce.
M Jest look dowa here, pardner."
Hank Cabera was bending closely over
tbe stones at tho foot of the steep declivity.
one huge, grimy finger pointing at the
ground. The Captain saw and shuddered.
Here, under the man's finger, had been a
pool of blood which was now coagulated. It
was a horrid reminder of the awful tragedy
the solemn rocks and trees had witnessed
but twenty-four hours earlier.
The Captain shuddered aad drew back.
"What d'ye think bow, pardner "
Cabera regarded Captaia Starbright with
a curdling grin.
"It looks as though somebody had fallen
here, surely," admitted the Captain, "but I
must see the body before I will be convinced
that a sure thing was made of the work."
"Do ye imagine a gal could fall sixty foot
outer them rocks an' not be killed, mister!"
"It doesn't seera possible," admitted Star
bright, "but bow am I to know that you are
not deceiving me ! Some one seems to hare
fallen on these rocks, but it may be another
than Lura Joyce. I demand to see tbe body
before any thing further is done."
"Wal, I'll do my best."
Then the man began a search which re
sulted in failure.
"Somethia's carried the dead gal away.
that's sartln," muttered Haak. "I can't
see through it bo more than you kin."
"Let me take your lantern a moment.
The forester turned the desired article
over to Captaia Starbright, aad he pro
ceeded to make aa examination on his owa
account. Hewasaot long ia awkiag dis
coveries that satisaed aim. A strand of
curling red brows hair was pressed Baser a
ash Bear the base ef the rock, aad half
osaoaaiaa ia mam sansum leaves lay a
peart-haadleisekBJfs that he knew to 1
the property of the venturesome
Joyce from the fact that it had beea a
eat from him ia the days geae by. Here
was proof then that Lura Joyce had beea
hurled to the bottom of the galea, aad this
being true, the Captaia was satiated that
the girl was dead. Bewaspuaued at the
disappearance ef the body, howtisi.
Seeariag the twia evidences ef the awfal
Captaia Starbright retaraed te his
brutal nap km. aad sigsjfied his rata.
aeas to return to the greaad above.
T I'unf 'ii Us i
Haak Cab era rotated to assva antfi tea
Captain Starbright with aa ominous scowl
on bis shaggy face.
"No. Iaa aatisled that you bare told
only the truth. Hank."
A grunt answered the Captain's worts,
and then Hank Cabera began moving for
ward on tbe return. Just as they were ea
the point of beginning tbe ascent at tbe
point where they bad entered the gulch,
both came to a stand, petrified into living
statues for the time.
A scream so wild, weird and awful rent
the air as to curdle tbe blood In the veins of
the gulch trespassers.
"My soul 1 what was that!"
Captain Starbright drew a concealed
pistol and glared about aba without reply.
A pair of gleaming eyeballs peered at the
twain from the darkness. They seemed
like demon eyes, and for the moment the
Captain was too stupeSed to fire.
Again tbe awful cry woke the echoes,
and then the Captaia raised his revolver
and sent a bullet hurtling through tbe air.
A yell followed, thea a crash aad two
men stood in darkness.
Tbe lantern had been swept in fragments
from the band of Cabera. Black darkness
everywhere. The gleaming eyes had dis
appeared aad a solemn stillness reigned.
This was even more impressive than the
pandemonium of sound bad been. Hank
Cabera clung to the arm of Captaia Star
bright and cried ia a husky whisper:
"The gulch is aa'nfedV I've heerd it be
fore. Let's git"
Mo good could come of their remaining, so
the Captain, who was himself deeply
startled, seconded his companion's sugges
tion by immediately moving from the spot.
The twain were not as long going up as
coming dowa, and both were extremely
glad when the welcome light from the
window of Mother Cabera's cabia gleamed
in their eyes. Tbe brave Captain actually
staggered with weakness as be crossed the
A THABKLX&S CHILD,
'An' so you chaps has been in the gulch
looking for the body of that spitfire gaL"
Mother Cabera gave vent to a peculiar
grating laugh that sounded harshly ia the
ears of Captain Starbright.
"That ia tbe truth, Mrs. Cabera," as
sured the Captain. "Your son Hank tells
me that a terrible accident happened, re
sulting in the death of my esteemed friend.
Miss Joyce. The whole country is aroused,
and it is highly necessary that tbe truth be
known. Miss Penroy and ber grandfather
are nearly distracted with grief. Since wa
did not find the body I am aot sure that
Lura Joyee is dead."
" You would like to know that she 1st "
Captain Starbright casta quick glance at
tbe second twin, who lounged on the ioor
near, with a pipo between his red Jaws, aad
"On the contrary, I should be glad to
know that she is alive. It grieves mo sorely
to think barm has come to one who was my
"Tho spitfire gal was your friend? "
Tbe beady eyes of the bag pierced him
like twin dirks.
"The best friend I bad In the world," as
serted Captain Starbright, with apparent
He had confided only in the bag, and was
not yet ready to place himself at the mercy
of tho two ruffians who were supposed to
be the sons of Mother Cabera. Ho had
evinced too much feeling in tne presence of
Hank, he feared, and resolved to be more
careful in tho future.
After a moment of silence Mother Cabcra
stepped to tho Captain's side and touched
" Como with me. Captain," she whispered
in bis ear. Then she crossed to one corner
of the room and slipped aside a mat re
vealing a trap-door.
Seizing a candle that stood near she lifted
the trap and stepped through the aperture
Was there danger in following!
Captain Starbright was not ready to trust
theso peoplo fully. He knew that his lifo
would not bo worth a picayune should tho
inmates of the gulch cabin deem it money
in pockot to take it Ho had gone too far
now to recede, however, and so, making
sure of bis weapon, be followed the hag to
tho collar below.
As the trap closed above them Mother
"I knew you was embarrassed up there
afore the boys, so I thought I would bring
you here where you could speak freely."
Sho flashed tho blazo of her candlo about
the room, a small, square apartment, with
but the damp earth for a floor. Somo boxes
and barrels stood about, and on one of tho
former Mother Cabcra seated ber gaunt
"I s'pose you was expectin' this accident
a littlo sooner!"
"No. I bad nearly forgotten about it. it
was an accident, then!"
"It looks that way."
"It is very sad. I am sorry that the body
was taken away. There seems to be some
mystery about it."
A low chuckle answered him.
"It's plain's the nose on yer face, raptala
'What do you mean!"
"I attended to tho body. I was dowa
while tbe boys was away and fetched tbe
poor gal up an' planted her here."
The hideous bagindicated with a tap of her
foot tbe center of the room, which seemed
a little higher than the surrounding ground.
"Good heavens 1 Do you mean that Lura
Joyce's dead body lies here under our very
feet!" cried tbe Captain, his face white and
ghastly ia tbe dun light.
'That's it exactly. "Hold tbe candle a
micnit and I'll show ye proof."
Mother Cabera thrust tho candle into bis
band and going to the aide of tbe room lift
ed a spado that leaned against the stones,
and began digging in the center of the cel
lar. "No, no; that will do," cried tbe Captaia.
a clammy sweat oozing out oa his face as
the spade struck something beneath the
surface with a thud that was sickening.
"Be you satisfied? It waa't take ass
or" a a mlanit "
"No, I want no further proof,'' groaned
the wicked Captain. "I ant assured that
poor Lura Joyce is dead. Let us go up"
"Here is more proof, if you need it,"
chuckled the hag, at tbe same time produo
icg a soiled envelope, and thrusting it to-1
ward the Captain. "I'm opinicned that the
gal was a-carryin' this fur the heiress at
Lone Hollow "
It proved to be the letter that Lura Joyce
lost, aad had doubtless beea stolen by the
bag while telling the girl's fortune oa the
Captain Starbright read the letter with
its affectionate words for the Stonefield me
chanic, and felt "his muscles harden, afc
feelings con teal with rage.
" 1 will keep this," he said.
" If you nay for it, yoa may."
Tbehagbeldoutabonyhaad. He threat
the candle back in her haad aad drew forth
a wallet, counting out several haak notes.
These he baaded over to hie cesxpaaJoB.
" That is the first iastsllasat," be said, to
a low tone.
When doss the seat esmer
"When I am Buster ef the Vsadfhls
auMkat Mo oas stands ia my wayaew,
aad before the saewsef Christmas whites
the ground I will bo artsraC
aad its outlying lsadB
turned to retrace as
with the sitaatioa.
stops to thai
as thus far ssa
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WRONG USES OF MONEY.
Dr. Talmage on the Temptations
of Those Who Would be Rich.
Bribery at Klretloas Tb Woaator la Coart
ia and UrliUtUt Halls The
Mightiest Kanjcct to th Tempter
Valae of Honesty.
Ia a recent sermon at Brooklyn oa the
subject of the "Wrong Uses of Money."
Rot. T. Do Witt Talmage took his
text from 1 Timothy vL 9: "They that
will be rich fall into temptation aad a
snare, and into many foolish and hurtful
lat4,which drown men in destruction aad
perdition." He said:
That is the Niagara falls over which
rash a multitude of souls namely, the
determination to have mon?y anyhow,
right or wrong. Tell me bow a man gats
his money and what be does with it and I
will tell ywu his character aad what will
be bis destiny ia this world and tbe next.
I propose to speak this morning about
some of the ruinous modes of getting
Wo recently passed throuzb a aatioaal
election in which it baa been estimated
that $3).(XHiiuq were expended. I think
nboot2),OuU000of it were spent in out
nnd out bribery. Both parties raised all
tbey could for this purpose. But that wn
only on a large scale wnat has beea done
on a smaller scale for fifty years and In
Politics from being tbe science of good
government has often ben bedraggled
into the synonym for truculency nnd
turpitude. A monster sin, plausible,
potent, pestiferous, has gene forth to do
its dreadful work in all ages. Its two
hands are rotten with leprosy. It keeps
its right hand bidden in n deep pocket
The left hand is clenched, and with its
itcborous knuckle it tap at tbe door of the
court room, tho legislative hall, the Con
gress and tbe Parliament. The door
swings open nnd tbe monster enters, aad
glides through the council chamber as
noftly as a slippered page, and thea it
takes its right hand from its deep pocket
and offers it in salutation to judge or
legislator. If that hand be taken, and the
palm of tbe intruder cross the palm of
the official, the leprosy croaies from palm
to palm in a round blotch, round as a gold
eagte, and tbe virus spreads, and tbe doom
is fixed and tbe victim perishes.
Let bribery, accursed of God and man,
stand tip for trial. The Bible arraigns it
again and again. Samuel says of his two
sons who became judges, "Thy took
tribe and perverted judgment." David
ays of somo of hi pursuers: 'Tneir right
band is full of bribe." Amos says of
some moil in bis day, "They take a bribe
and turn aside the poor in tbn Kate." Eli
phax foretells the crushing blows of God's
Indignation, "Fire shall consume the
tabernacles of brilerv."
It is no light temptation. The might
iest have fnl en under it. Sir Francis
Bacon. Lord Chancellor of England of our
modern philosophy, author of "Novum
O.-gaiium," and a whole library of books
the I end. n g thinker of his cjtitury, so pre
cocious that when a littlo child be was
asked by Queen Elizabeth, "How old are
you?" be reot)ded. "I niu two years
younger than your Majesty's happy
reign;" of whose oratory lien Jonson
wrote: "Tho fear of every man that heard
him was lest be should make an end,"
having nn inconio which you would
suppose would have put him leyond
the temptn'.ion of bribery !C,OuO a
year und Twickenham courtaKtft, and
princely estates in Hertfordshire and Gor
hatnbury yet under this temptation to
bribery f.llin;r flit into ruin, and on his
confess. on of Uikinx bribes, giving as ex
cuse that all his predecessors took them;
he w.i fined S2O9,O0O. or what corresponds
with our $.. and imprisoned in Lon
don tower. So also Lord Chancellor Mac
clesfield fell; so also Lord Chance lor
U'aterbnry perished The black chapter
in Engliib, liioli, Freucb and American
politics is tho cbapterof bribery. Some of
you remember tbe Pacific mail subsidies.
Mot of you remember the awful tragedy
of the Credit Mobilier. Under the tempta
tion to bribery Benedict Arnold sold the
fort in the highlands for ..'ll,57r.. For this
sin Gorgoy betrayed Hungary. Ahitbopbel
fdTKuok David and Judas kissed Christ.
When I seo so many of the illustrious go
ing down under this temptation it makes
mo think of the red diaj;oii spoken of in
Revelation, with seven heads and ten
horns and seven crowns, drawing a third
part of the stars of Heaven down after
bim. Tbs lobbies of the IcgMntures of
tbi country control tbe vouutry. Tbe
land is drunk with bribery.
"O," rays some one. "there' no need of
talking against bribery by promise or by
dollars, because every man ha his price."
1 do not believe it Even heathenism and
tbs dark ages have furnished specimen
of incorruptibility. A cadi of Smyrna had
a case brought before him on trial. A man
gave him 500 ducat in bribery. The case
came on. The briber had many witnesses.
Tbe poor man oa the other side had no
witnesses. At the closo of the case the
cadi said: "This poor man has no wit
nesses, he thinks; I shall proiuco in bis
behalf M) witnesses ngaiust the other
side." And then putting out the bag of
ducats from under the ottoman, he dashed
it down at the feet of the briber, saying:
"I give my dccNion against yoa" Epnm
inondas, offered a bribe, said: "I will do
this thing if It b right, and if it be wrong
all of your goods can not persuade me."
Fabriciu. of the Roman Senate, was
offered a bribe by Pyrrhus, of Macedon.
Fabriciu answered: "What an example
this would be to the Roman people; you
keep your riches and I will keep my pov
erty aad reputation."
The President of the American Congress
during the Amt-ricaa revolution. General
Reed, was offered 10,000 guineas by foreign
commissioners if he would betray hi
country. He replied: 'Gentlemen. I am
a very poor man. Lut yoar King is not rich
enough to buy me." But why go so far,
when you and L if we move in honorable
society, know men and women who by nil
the consecrated force on earth and hell
could not be bribed. They would no more
be bribed than you would think of tempt
ing an angel of light to exchange Heaven
for the pit. To offer n bribe is villainy,
but it is a very poor compliment to the ssaa
to Whom it is offered.
I have not mnch faith in those people
who go about bragging bow mach they
could get if they would only sol! out.
Those women who complain that they are
very often Insulted need to understand
that there is soawthlacin their carria
to invite insult. There are men at
Albany aad Harriaburx and nt Wash
ington who would no mors be ap
proached by a bribe than a pirate boat
with a few cutlasses would dare to attack
a British aua-ef-war with two basks ef
guns en each side loaded to the touch hole.
They are iacorraptlble men aad they are
tbe few men who are to save the csty aad
save the land. Meanwhile, my advice is
to all peoplo to keep out of politics union
yea are raynlBerable te this style ef tearp
Utioa. Indeed ifyoaareaatarallystrsag
yeaaeed religions buttressing. Nothing
sat the grace ef God caa sastaia our public
awn nnd make them what we wish. I
wish there might coaw aa old f aaaiaaed
revival ef religion, that it might break oat
ta Coagrees aad ia the Lexislatares
nag saaay of the leadinr
aad Paasouata dowa to the anxious
that Kiags aad
lag fetters aadi
Blag beater, far tbe atbl daiiarat ta swU a. 1 -T!r? m
tears to the Csarea. aad fivers aH ha -r t i.... , ai
that this evil of bribery oftea begia in
tbs home circle aad ia the nursery. Do
not bnb your children. Teach them to do
that which is right, and aot beennso of the
ten cent or tbe orange you will give
them. There is a great difference between
rewarding virtue aad making the profits
thereof the impelling motive. Tbat mau
who Is honest merely because "honesty is
the best policy" is already a moral bank
rupt. My charge is to you. ia all departments
of life, steer clear of bribery, all of yqw.
Every mm and woman at some time will
be tempted to do wrong for compensation.
The bribe may not be offered in money.
It may bo offered in social position. Let
ns remember that there is n dsy coming
wbea the most secret transaction of pri
vet life aad of public life will com up for
public reprehension. We run not bribe
death, wo can not bribe sickness, we can
not bribe the grave, we can not bribe the
judgments of that God who thunders
against this sin.
"Fie!" said Cardinal Beaufort, "fie!
can't death be hired? is money nothing?
must I die, aad so rich? if th owning of
the whole realm. would sav me, I could
get it by policy or by purchase by
money." No. Death would not b hired
then; he will not be hired now. Men of
the world often regret that they have to
leave their money here when they go away
from the world. You caa tell from what
they say ia their last hours that on of
their chief sorrows is that they have to
leave their money. I break that dluion.
I tell that bribe 'taker that he will take
his money with him. God will wrsp it up
in your shroud, or put it in th palm of
your hand in resurrection, and tbero it
will lie, not in the cool, bright, shining
gold as it was oa the day yoa sold your
vote and your moral principle, but there it
will lie, a hot metal, burning nnd consum
ing your hand forever. Or, if there b
enough of it for a chain, then it will fall
from the wrist clanking th fetters of an
eternal captivity. Tiie bribe is an ever
lasting possession, lou take it for the
time, you tak it for eternity. Borne day
in th next world, when you are longing
for sympathy, you will fel on your cheek
a kiss. Looking ap you will find it to be
Judas, who took thirty piece of silver as
a brib and finished th bargain by put
ting nn infamous kiss on th pur cheek of
bis divine Master.
Another wrong us of money is seta In
the abuse of trust funds. Every man dar
ing the course of hi life, oa a larger or
mailer seal, has th property of other
committed to hi keeping. H is so far a
safety deposit, he Is aa administrator, nnd
holds in his hand th interest of th family
of a deceased friend. Or he is an attor
ney, and through his custody goes the
payment from debtor to creditor, or he it
tbe collector for n business bouse which
compensates him for th responsibility; or
hfc is treasurer for a charitable institution
and he holds aim contributed for the
suffering; or he it an official of th city or
the Stat or the Nation, nud taxes and
subsidies and salaries and supplies are in
hi keeping. It is as solemn a trust a
God can make it. It Is concentrated and
multiplied confidences. On tbat man de
pends th support of a bereft household or
tho moral of dependents or the right
movement of n thousand wheels of social
nirchaniam. A man mny do what he
will with his own but be who abuse
trust funds in that on act commits
theft, falsehood, perjury, and becomes,
in nil the intensity of the word,
a niicreant. How many widows and
orphaus there are with nothing between
tlum and starvation but a sewing ma
chine, or held up out of th vortex of de
struction simply by th thread of a needle,
red with their own heart's blood, who a
little while ago had, by father and hut
baud, left them a competency. What i
tbe matter? The administrators or tbe
executors have sacrificed it running
risks with it that tbey would not have
dared to encounter ia their owa private
affairs. How oftea is it that a man will
earn a livelihood by the sweat of bis brow
and then die, nnd within n few months all
the estate goes into th stock gambling
rapids of Wall street. How often it It
tbat you bav known men to whom trust
fundt were committed taking them out of
the savings bank and from trust com
panies, and administrator turning old
homesteads into hard cash, and than put
ting the entire estate into the vortex of
speculation. Embezzlement is an easy
word to pronounce, but it hasten thouiaad
ramifications of horror.
There it not n city that bat not suffered
from th abuse of trust fund. Where I
th court house, or tbe city hall, or the
jail, or the post-office, or th hospital, that
in th building of it has not had a political
Long before th new court hous ia New
York City was completed it cost over f IV
000,000. Five million six hundred aad six-ty-three
thousand dollars for furniture!
For plastering and repairs, 13,370,000. For
plumbing and gas works, $1,231,817. For
awnings. !,&& Th bills for three
month coming to the nic little tem of
fl3.15L19B.39 There wss not aa honest
brick, or stone, or lath, or aalL or foot of
plumbing, or inch of plastering, or ink
stand, or doorknob in the whole establish
ment. Tbat bad example wat followed la many
of the cities, which did not steal quit to
much because there was aot so much to
steal. There ought to be a closer inspec
tion and there cught to b lest opportun
ity for embezzlement Lett n man should
take a five cent piece tbat does aot belong
to bim, the conductor on th city horse car
must sound his bell at every peymeat and
wear very cautious about small offense
but give plenty of opportunity for tinner
oa a large seal to escape. For a boy who
steal a loaf of bread from a coraer grocer
to keep hi mother from starring to death,
a prison; but for def sailers whoabsroad
with half a million of dollars, a castl oa
th Rhiae, or, waiting until th esTente is
forgotted, then a castl oa th Hadtea!
Aaother remark areds to be amir, aad
that is that people ought sot to go late
place, into basinets, or into sotltloat,
where the temptation is mightier thea
their character. If there be large rum of
money to be handled end tbs ssaa Is aot
are of hit owa integrity yoa bav no right
to run aa a asea worthy craft into aa euro
clydoa. A man caa toll by th teat of
weakness or strength la th prtaceofa
bad opportunity whether he It in a safe
plec. How many pareato max aa awful
mistake whea they pat their boys ia bank
lug houses a ad store aad shop and fact
ories aad p'.aces of sol etna traits, without
oace dltcaiag whether they caa eadare
th temptation. You give tbe boy pieaty
of money nnd have no account of it, aad
make th way dowa baween very av.
aad yoa may pat upon bim a art stare that
a caa aot stand. There are men who go
iato positieas fall of ttasUtlea. eeasieer-
lag oaly the eae fact that tbey are (eerat
iv pesiUona. I say to tbe yeaag sees
here this msralag, diehoatsty wdt set psy
la this world or ia the world tocesas.
Aa abbes wasted to say a sites ef
grouBd aad the owner weald aot sell U.
tat the owner finally rsaosassd te let II tej
him until he could raise eae eras, sad toe
abbot sewed aeeraa, a crop of
area years: Jtaa i tu yet
tbat the ditbsaestiea which yoa stoat is
year heart aad Ills will suets to be vary
iasigaiBcaat. bat asey trill grew ap aatil
tbey will overshadow ya warn herrnVe
dartnete, evershsdew all time sad sll
eteraity. It will set be a crap far
hundred yearn, hat a erep far
I stead this
BsSJBIia. before ssaarv k "
nisablisaas bav trust f ii It t -- at
seat yea skat Tea hava haass ' - a-
thoasand of people mske shipwreck.
They get the property of others mixed up
with their own property, they put it Into
investment and away i: all iroe aad they
csa not return that Mcb they borrow,!.
Then come the explosion and th money
market is shaken and the pre denounce
and the Church thunder expulsion.
You have no right to us tbe projxrty of
others except for their ad ran tag nor
without consent unles tbey are minors.
If with their consat you invest their
property as well a you can and it I alt
lost you ar not to blame, you did the b-t
you could; but do aot come into the de
lusion which ha ruined o many ns. of
tbiakiag lcau a thing I la their posses
sion therefor It i theirs. You hare a
solemn trust that Goi ha given you. Ia
this vast assemblage there may be some
who bav misappropriated trust fund.
Put them back. or. if you have so hope
lely involved them that you caa not put
them back, confes th whole thing to
those whom you have wronged and you
will slrep better nights, and you will bav
a better chance tor your tout. What a
sad thing it would be if, after you ar
dead, your administrator should find out
from the account books, or from tbe lack
of vouchers, that you were aot only bank
rupt In estate, but that you lost your soul.
A blustering young man arrived at a
hotel in th West and he saw a man on th
sidcwslk and In a rough way. a no man
ha a right to address a laborer, said to
him: "Carry this trunk upstairs." Tbe
man carried th trunk upstairs and cam
down, and then the young man gar turn
a quarter of a dollar which was marked,
and insteal of being twnnty-ttre cents It
wa only twenty cent. Then the youux
man gave his card to th laborer and said:
"You take this up to Governor Grime; 1
want to e bim." "Ah."ald thelator-r.
"I am Governor Orlnies." 40," said th
young man. "you I excuse nw" Then
tbe Governor said: "1 wa much Impressed
by the letter you wrote me asking for a
certain otnc in my gift, and 1 had mad
up my mind you should have it; but a
young man who would cneat a laborer of
tlv cent would swindle the Government
of th State if he got hit hand on it. I
don't want ycu. Good morning, tir " It
never pay. Neither in thl world nor In
tbe world to com will It pay.
I do not tuppos there ever was a bMtor
ssc!mn of honeaty than was found In
the Duk of Wellington. He marched wth
his army over the French frontier and the
army wat tuffring and h hardly knew
how to gt along. Plenty of plunder all
about, but a commanded none of th
plunder to b taken. He writes home
the remarkable words: "We are o ex
whelmed with debte and I can scarcely
stir out of my house on account of putdle
creditors, waiting to demand what is due
to them." Yet at tbat very time tho
French peasantry were bringing their val
uables to bim to keep. A celebrated writer
say of th transaction: "Nothing can b
grander or more nobly original than thl
admission. This old soldier, after thirty
year' service, thl iron man and victori
ous General, established In an enemy's
country, at the head of an Immense army.
Is afraid of his creditors. This Is a kind
of fear that ha sel loin troohVl ronur
ors and invaders and I doubt if the aniiala
of war present any thing comparable to
it sublime simplicity."
O! is It not high time that we preached
the moral of tbe gop-l Mr. Froude, th
celebrated English historian. has written of
hi own country these remarkable wrds:
"From the great bouse in the city on Ln-
don to village grocer, the commercial llf
of England ha been saturated with fraud.
Ho deep ha it gone that a strictly honest
tradesman van hardly hold his grouu 1
againt competition. You ran no longer
trust that anr article you I uy I tbe right
thing it pretnd t !-. We hnre fa ss
weight, f.ilse m-n u , cheating and
shoddy everv where. And yet tbe clergy
liave set-n all this grow up In al-so uto In
difference. Msny hundred, of irrmons
have I heard in Hnglan 1. many a disserta
tion on th? mysteries of the faith, on the
divine mission of the clergy, on Bishop
and justification, anil the theory of good
work, and verbal Inspiration, and th
efficacy of the sacramntt, but during all
the thirty wonderful years, never one
that I can recollect on common honesty.
Now, that may b an exaggerated state
raent of things In England, bat I em vary
certain that in all parts of th earth wo
need to preach the moralities of the gos
pel right along beside the faith of the go
pel. Dr. Livingstone, the famous explorer,
was descended from tho Highlander, aad
be said that one of hi ancestor, on of
the Highlander, one day called his family
around him. The Highlander was dying;
he had hi children around his death bed.
He said: "Now. my lad. I bav looked all
through our history as far bach a I caa
find it, and I have never found a dishonest
man in all the line, aad I want you to un
derstand you Inherit good blood. Yoa
bav ao xcus for doing wrong. My
lads, b honest."
An, my friends, b honest before God,
b honest before your fellow ms, b hon
est before your souL If there b those
here who hav wandered away, cons
back, come bom, come now, one snd all,
aot on exception in all th assembles,
com Into the kingdom of God. Co
back on the right track. Th door of
mercy is open and th infiait heart is fall
of compassion. Come horn! Coat boss!
O. I will b well satisfied If I Could sav
some young man this morning. osas
young man that ha ta goiag astray
aad would Ilk to get back.
I am glad that tons on hat set to anvtle
tbat sees ia August of 1WL n a young
girl saved from dath a whol rail train
of passengers. Horn of you reasembar
to at out west la that year oa a stormy
night, a hurricane blew dowa part of a
railroad bridge. A freight traia came
along nnd it crashed iato th ruin, aad the
aginraad conductor prlhcL There
was a girl living in ber fnthrseabia nar
tbe disaster, aad she heard th crash
of tbe freight trans, aad she knew
that ia a few aonuU nn express
traia wat da. Bh UgkUd a lan
tern nnd clambered sp ca she trim
of the wrecked bridg oa te tho ssaia
bridge, which wa trestle work, aad
tartod to erot amid the thsader aad
lightning of th tempest nnd th raging ef
th torrent beneath. Oa asl estop aad It
would hav been death. Aaud all that
horror th lantern went out Crawling
timet una eotn tin walkiar over
slippery rails aad over th arvntla
k, ah cam to tho o?hr s4 of tho
ri vr. She weated to get to th teiegrasa
station, where tbe express traia did aot
etop, so that the daagtr aught be sU
slushed to th ttoHea where the traia
did stop. The traia was dae ia
five Bsiaatoa. She was owe avie a?
frata the ttlegrash etatiaa, bat
the train trn late. Wish eat i
feet she sow like to wind. Causing ap to
taiigTSiB east ten, pasting with
dsaehly asaootioa. tbe bad only
lessees: Ts sviac hi down.1
tsai Btauoa te tao seat
girl saved tbolivsa ef has si i is ef
tbat aarat ahat hm
style ef hsjsiaees is a tree, aad s7Tssp
is a track, aad every sight Is a wars, aad
ssuUtitotses saner She f-f ef auusatiaa
toejard para ragtag smd terrific, Oefi
hnlsi aa Sa aw aw aa aa ku s
p a w ave stop ana sressv Las
as threw sataeigaal. Let as give ssaa
Preeae. aWware! swwar: TWhriatos
A Hrooklyn man Is so modest tbat
be never change hU boardln,: plsca
until atW dark. -Ttnie-
"If any one call for . wrote
the escaped convict to tho warder of
the jail, "tell him I am out and yoa
, doa't know when III baw4.
The ivcords kept i hoepl-
tais fhow that fewer death ccur be
, tween eovon and eleven o'clock in the
evening than duriaf say other four
I hour of tho day.
Ou eight of the ballot Hp ud bJ
a SL Paul jury recsnt!.T the word
1 gulltv was variously spell!: Greilty.
i eJlty! guM-Jr. C!ty. gealtoy. galdy.
A jug f cider thlrtr-twrt year oia
was unearthed ta Camdea the other
day. and of the twenty reen who gut a
swallow of the smooth and deceitful
liquid sixteen wcremado drunk wlthla
i tea minutes.
At a church fair In Troy. . ..
they blindfold the men and let 'cm kiss
the women st fifteen cento a piece. One
man kicJ hi wife seven different
times, nnd when ho naorrtalnesl the
bnso dcs'vjitlon he demanded the return
of his money and got It. Detroit Kre
Pawnbrnking. or the business of
lending money on pawn or pledges,
nppoara to have originated with the
Ituliaa at a very early period ia the
world's history- Th grvmteat pawn
broking establishment in tho world it
the Mont de I'leto In Paris, established
by royal comnsand in 1717.
It is slated tbat tho emrtllost steam
engine ever made was rervntly com
pletl. nf trr two year of labor, for thi
Paris rxhibltioa. It is composed of
ISO pieces of metal. Is a shade undnr
thress-fifths of an inch in hclghlb. and
weighs lees than one-nlntb of aa outittj.
A watchmaker made It.
A convict who was lately released
from the Jollet penlteatlary after serv
ing a six year' sentence, took with
hlra $2aU which he had earned by
toneeuttiiig as "overwork." Tho
man knew aothlng about that Industry
whea he entered the prison, but he
soon became skilled in the work, owing
to the energy with which be eaten!
Kurope enn not corojHt with the
United State in tho loftlnra of Iter sta
tions for taking tnnUorologicat olnr
valions. There are only two stations
on the Kurupean continent which rvas-h
any great height, bring about 10.0
and 11.000 feel respectively. Among
the stations In America Is Pike's IVak,
which haa aa altitude of 14.100 feet -or
only about 1.600 fret lowrr than tho
summit of Mount lllnnc and exceed
ing by more than 3.000 fprt any mete
orological station in Kurnpe.
The New Knglnnd Farmer rtxritly
ptibUdhed an, Instructive tabic- of the
numbvr. slz nnd productiveness of tho
farms in twrnty-slx Stat. Tho revo
lutions made by tills tAblj nro surpris
ing. Tho New Jersey farms lead all
the others in tho value of their prod
ucts por acre. It hlng t0.2; and tho
Dakota farms rank tho lowest in that
respect, they yielding nn average valuo
per acre offl.iH. Now York come
third, and singularly enough, f 'onnccl
icut. Rhode Island and Massachusetts
follow in successive order. Hut West
era farms nra so large, and so easily
worked, that the gross rrsulta satisfy
their owners hugely.
DR. NORVIN GREEN.
Tbe trewersM n Ut ml lb Weatorn
l'al Tegrsb Casr.
Every week-day morning, as the bell
in Trinity steeple tolls nine times, a
man. evidently aged, but with his six
feet three Inches of frnmework held
erect, his face without a wrinkle and
his grey hair and mustache of vigor
ous growth, walks briskly into tho
Wretera Union building oa lower
Broadway. There he remains until
the aftcrnooa is well advanced. At
4:30 o'clock to a mlnuto hn la la the
Astor House, whero the dispenser of
liquids, without any Instructions, pre
pares for him a rye toddy He walks
to the coraer of Barclay street aad
Broadway, only a step away, where aa
old public hack man opens the door of
hit waiting vehicle and. without a
word being exchanged, drive his pa
senger to a handsome residence in East
Twsaty-tblrd street. That is part of
the daily routine of Dr. Norvln flrewn.
president of the Westers Union Tel
graph Company. He oonfevae to only
sixty years of age. and his looks giro
credence to bit words, but his intimate
friends say he is nearly seventy-five
years old. and tbey make, the stato
eat with pride. Dr. Green still bold -the
active management of tbe g-"
corporation he preside over, but
he llvee well, sever sllowlag the
hinge of bis humanity to bocomo
rusted. Wbea he was a practising
phyalciaa in Kentucky be was aa assod-a4-;
of a schoolavMr aame-4 Jaaae G.
Blaine. He traveled oa borseback
through lonely regions, with hit medi
cine aad instruments In bis saddle
bags. It wa thea sad la that Stat
that be obtained an ownership ia tho
old Houaw Telegraph Coatpasy. which
eveat-mlly led to his being tbe cabf
atas in the telegraph system of th
Dr. Grn ciainss that be gave
Tboasaa A. Ediaoa tbe esipioysseat
which wss the begisaisg of ki eu
eassful carvsef. to wbJca. aa is wll
atsewB. the Western Untoa Ceatpsay
ha largely coatribsvtsal. Edlsea bad
sewa boOfceriag tbe ofiteers of taaeaav
saar with tolegrapfclc aevkes thej
aad so seed of. He easse bits ta
sCcf eae day wbea it was bsspaastbU
toeMals rosssjaakasliea bstaeaa 3w
York sad Albany, sad tbe seat f Us
eUScalty couid sat be loraAetl. Be
wss asaatortagly invito te reusesty ta
arable. He said as ssaid de ssis
twohoara. Be was Issihil ai aad
gl vn tsru tbsvu for the lasstc. Mat
eeas was vjr ssaasie. Mm
tolWaeat iiirssii ia fittobar gh
isswseteai atom to tostarrasb ts ta
ia ItsasT. Ta totter 1
ffrsaaafi 4awa ais Sew York lis
tor as a asalsL feet fag hi way
pawt fa paiat. aad ssailag tb n
hie Stew York Use as
aswsBtaffiksja U earn than sa atoar
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