The McCook tribune. (McCook, Neb.) 1886-1936, July 23, 1897, Image 7

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I \X CHAPTER XVIII ( Continued. )
I M ' "Well , well , I will Bay no more , " he
I m ' replied. "Though , to be sure , if you
B If aad consented to indue A propos , " he
I JmL 3roke off' "and my trousers ! Tne > ' are
I * favorite trou1
t3 lyng ! in the snow my
liX sera ? " And he dashed in quest of
BW % lean-Marie. ,
Hj \ \ Two hours afterward the boy re1
H.g | turned to the inn with a spade under
B 'tfi 3ne arm and a curious sop of clothing
B Sf under the other.
B mm The Doctor ruefully took it in his
Bit hands. "They have been ! " he said ,
B W "Their tense is past. Excellent panta-
if C loons , you are no more ! Stay ! somee
iCf thing in the P ° cket. " and he produced
Bit a piece of paper. "A letter ! ay , now I
B ? | * bind me ; it was received on the morne
K If ing of the gale , when I was absorbed in
B jK delicate investigations. It is still legiI
iw\ be , * From P ° or , dear Casimir ! It is as
( \ well , " he chuckled , "that I have edur
ill acted him t0 "atience- Poor Casimi r
i .
I y . anfl his correspondence his infinitesi-
I Y mal timorous , idiotic correspondence.
I & He had by this time cautionsly tin-
I ( I folded the wet letter ; but , as he bent
I § himself to decipher the writing , a cloud
. < j\ ! descended on his brow.
m % { ' "Bigre ! " he cried , with a galvanic
l\t ' start
I S And then the letter was whipped in-
I / to the fire , and the Doctor's cap was on
I I' his head in the turn of a hand.
R 11 "Ten minutes ! I can catch it , if I
. . \ -run , " he cried. "It is always late. I
Iw' ' go to Paris. I shall telegrapn. "
W "Henri ! what is wrong ? " cried his
I % wife.
I \ "Ottoman Bonds ? " came from the
W { lb disappearing Doctor ; and Anastasie and
H \ Jean-Marie were left face to face with
R. \ the wet trousers. Desprez had gone
Ilk A to Paris , for the second time in seven
I W S years ; he had gone to Paris with a
1 | | | pair of wooden shoes , a knitted spen-
wg cer , a black blouse , a countrj * nightcap
W and twenty francs in his pocket. The
\ fall of the house was but a secondary
* A marvel ; the whole world might have
1 } fallen and scarce left his family more
, gff ipetrified.
I \r Pet ? N the morning of
I I ( l sJI tne DeXt tla5 , the
I 15 < $ vli ? V dvli specter of himself ,
I uffe iM vas ur ° 1JSht back
* c
I ' , elP Sljgj - in tne custody of
I 'f WM Cassimir. They
II % M fi V f found Anastasie
I I V M v- and the boy sitting
m \ < f " " ' together by the fire ,
L \ and Desprez , who
Wl p\ * * ad exchanged his
W \ toilette for a ready-made rig out of
Bft I : poor materials , waved his hand as he
BP P entered , and sank speechless on the
M ' 'nearest chair. Madame turned direct
B to Casimir.
ML "What is wrong ? " she cried.
HV "Well , " replied Casimir , "what have
if ? l told you a11 alonS ? It : lias comell
Ul as a clean shave , this time ; so you may
K Pv as well bear ip and make the best of it.
Bf\ ! House down , too , eh ? Bad luck , upon
Bfrr 'my soul. "
B'\ "Are we are wn ruined ? " she
Hl | S gasped.
Hf ' The Doctor stretched out his arms
WM to her. "Ruined , " he replied , "you are
I | V Tuined by your sinister husband. "
I Casimir observed the consequent embrace -
brace through his eyeglass ; then he
&t\ turned to Jean-Marie. "You hear ? " he
Mm ' said. "They are ruined ; no more pickl
I w ings , no more house , no more fat cut-
I w lets. It strikes me , my friend , that you
] | "had best be packing ; the present spec-
I S ulation is about worked out. "
1 "Never ! " cried Dssprez , springing
Bk up. "Jean-Marie , if you prefer to leave
B me , now that I am poor , you can go ;
L \ - * ou sna receive your hundred francs ,
1 i if so much remains to me. But if you
I f -will consent to stay" the Doctor wept
B\ a little "Casimir offers me a place
B V as clerk > " ne resumed. "The emolu-
BfU ments are slender , but they will be
E enough for three. It is too much al-
Br * ' v ready to have lost my fortune ; must
faf r I lose my son ? "
Miff Jean-Marie sobbed bitterly , but with-
M out a word.
\ "I don't like boys who cry , " observed
M I Casimir. "This one is always ' crying.
Jl Here ! you clear out of this for a little ;
M I have business with j-our master and
B % mistress , and these domestic feelings
B aiay be settled after I am gone. March ! "
B \ and he held the door open.
B Jk Jean-Marie slunk out , like a detect-
B5 ? ed thieL
B | By twelve they were all at table , but
B Jean-Marie.
B\ "Hey ! " said Casimir. "Gone , you
HUs see. Took the hint at once. "
B | \ "i do not , I confess , " said Desprez ,
Hi i do not seek to " excuse his absence.
M It speaks a want of heart that disap-
M | points me sorely. "
Wei "Want of manners. " corrected Casi- .
Bs mir. "Heart , he never had. Why , Des-
WR prez , for a clever fellow , you are the
Bfe most gullible mortal in creation. Your
Bf i Jgnorance of human nature and human
Bx "business is beyond belief. You are
I swindled by heathen Turks , swindled
I t I ° y vagabond children , swindled right
j\ and left , upstairs and downstairs. I
Wp / think it must be .your imagination. I
K thank my stars I have none. "
Ri "Pardon me , " replied Desprez still
I \ humblj- , but with a return of spirit at
I J ) -sight of a distinction to be drawn ;
urn -"pardon me. Casimir. You possess ,
wgtj even to an eminent degree , the com-
pi mercial imagination. It was the lack j :
of that in me it appears It Is my weak
point that has led to these repeated
shocks. By the commercial imagination -
tion the financier forecasts the destiny
of his investments , marks the falling
house "
"Egad , " interrupted Casimir ; "our
friend the stable-boy appears to have
his share of it. "
The Doctor was silenced ; and the
meal was continued and finished principally -
cipally to the tune of the brother-in-
law's 1 not very consolatory conversa
tion. He entirely ignored the two
young English painters , turning a blind
eyeglass to their salutations , and continuing -
tinuing his remarks as if he were alone
in the bosom of his family ; and with
every second word he ripped another
stitch out of the air balloon of Des-
prez's vanity. By the time coffee was
over the poor Doctor was as limp as a
"Let us go and see the ruins , " said
They strolled forth into the street ,
The fall of the house , like the loss of
a front tooth , had quite transformed
the village. Through the gap the eye
commanded a great stretch of open
snowy country , and the place shrank in
comparison. It was like a room with
- an open door. The sentinel stood by
the green gate , looking very red and
cold , but he had a pleasant word for the
Doctor and his wealthy kinsman.
Casimir looked at the mound of
ruins , he tried the quality of the tar-
paulin. "H'm , " he said , "I hope the
cellar arch has stood. If it has , my
good brother , I will give you a good
price for the wines. "
"We shall start digging to-morrow , "
said the sentry. "There is no more fear
of snow. "
"My friend , " returned Casimir sententiously -
tentiously , "you had better wait till you
get paid. "
The Doctor winced , and began drag
ging his offensive brother-in-law
I - - toward -
ward Tentaillon's. In the house there
would * be fewer auditors , and these already -
ready in the secret ot his fall.
"Hullo , " cried Casimir , "there goes
the stable-boy with his luggage ; no ,
egad , he is' taking it into the inn. "
And sure enough , Jean-Marie was
seen to cross the snowy street and enter -
ter Tentaillon's , staggering under a
large hamper.
The Doctor stopped with a sudden ,
wild hope.
"What can he have ? " he said. "Let
us go and see. " And he hurried on.
"His luggage , to be sure , " answered
Casimir. "He is on the move thanks
to the commercial imagination. "
"I have not seen that hamper for
for ever so long , " remarked the Doctor.
"Nor will you see it much longer , "
chuckled Casimir , "unless , indeed we
interfere. And by the way , I insist on
an examination. "
"You will not require , " said Desprez ,
positively with a sob ; and , casting a
moist , triumphant glance at Casimir ,
he began to run.
"What the devil is up with him , I
wonder ? " Casimir reflected ; and then ,
curiosity taking the upper hand , he followed -
lowed ] the Doctor's example and took
to his heels.
The hamper was so heavy and large ,
and Jean-Marie hiruself so little and so
weary , that it had taken him a great
while to bundle it upstairs to the Desj
prez's private room ; and he had just
set l it down on the floor in front of An-
astasie. : when the Doctor arrived , and
was closely followed by the man of :
business. ] Boy and hamper were both
in 5 a most sorry plight ; for the one had
passed ] four months underground in a
certain ' cave on the way to Acheres , and
the * other had run about five miles , as
hard ] as his legs would carry him. half
that ( distance under a staggering
"Jean-Marie , " cried the Doctor , in a
voice that was only too seraphic to be
called hysterical , "is it ? It is ! " he
cried. ( "Oh , my son. my son ! " And he
sat down upon the hamper and sobbed
like ] a little child.
"You will not gp to Paris , now , " said
Jean-Marie sheepishly.
"Casimir , " said Desprez , raising his
wet face , "do you see that boy , that
angel boy ? He is the thief ; he took
the treasure from a man unfit to be entrusted -
trusted with its use ; he brings it oack
to me when I am sobered and humbled.
These , Casimir , are the Fruits of my
Teachit" and this moment is the Reward -
ward of Jy Life. "
" 'Tis well , " said Casimir.
( The End. )
I \ \ My Fellow Laborer. I
% / j Ej H. RIDER HAGGARD. %
= \ INCE my name has
become so widely
' K * r&Mk I known in the
2 * : (
fBJ iPl'lr ) ) 'vrorld' and m3" dis-
J m / covery the subject
P w of conversation
-r ? t&t S KtZZ. wherever civilized
' ? , .f" Z % - men do congregate ,
Jf - / g I have , through the
• S l&lglll agency of one of
r- % & $ $ & ' • the establishments
that have recently
sjrung up , and which for a moderate
fee distribute to individuals such cuttings -
tings from newspapers as may concern -
cern -them , been made acquainted with
a considerable amount of gossip more
or less truthfully connected with my
private affairs. This nuisance began
to come upon me shortly after the
publication some years since of my
work , "The Secret of Life. " The
reader will remember , if this short
history of facts is ever made public In
years to come , that the appearance of
this book created a great sensation ,
even in what is called English society.
Everybody appeared to have read
"The Secret of Life , " or pretended to
have ' read it , and it was no uncommon
thing < to meet ladies who evidently
knew ] far more about the whole mat
ter * than I did after many years' study.
But 1 it society I mean seems soon
to 1 have tired of the scientific aspect
of the question , not eren the interest
attaching s to the origin and cause of
existence could keep its attention fixed
on that for long.
Unfortunately , however , curiosity
passed ] from my book to myself. It
seemed to strike people as wonderful
that 1 they should never have heard anything -
thing 1 of the Dr. Gosden ( for this was
before ] Her Majesty was graciously
pleased ] , somewhat against my. own inclinations -
clinations , to make me a baronet ) , who
happened ] to be able to discover the
Secret of Life , and accordingly they ,
or < rather some of the society papers ,
set themselves to supply the want.
Thus it was that a good deal of rather
ill-natured j talk got about as to what
had ] been the exact relationship bel
tween j myself and my fellow-laborer ,
Miss j Denelly. I say ill-natured advisedly -
visedly , for there was nothing more
than j that ; but still , at the best , it was ,
and indeed is calculated to give pain
to j myself and to the lady concerned.
whose conduct throughout has been
morally j blameless , and such as I can
conscientiously ( say on the whole com
mends : itself to my reason however
much it may jar upon my prejudices.
And now with this short apology to
myself for setting down on paper a
passage in my private history , I will
tell the story , such as it is. I say "to
myself , " for probably it will never be
made public , and if it is , it will be in
accordance with the judgment of my
executors ' after my death , so I shall
have J nothing to do with it.
I am now a middle-aged man , and
have ' been a doctor for many years.
While I was still walking the hospitals -
als ; , my mother died and left me all
her ] property , which amounted to four
hundred ] a year , and on this slight encouragement -
couragement ' , having quiet and domestic -
mestic ] tastes , I went the way that
young : men generally do go when circumstances -
cumstances < permit of it , and instantly
i srot married. My wife , who possessed
some small means , was a lady of my
own < age ; and , owing to circumstances
w hich I need not enter into here , had a
cousin i dependent upon her , a girl of
about ; thirteen. That girl was Fanny
Denelly ] , and my wife made it a condition -
tion 1 of our marriage , to which I read
ily j consented , that she should live with
us. i
1 shall never forget the impression
that 1 the young lady made upon me
when she came to join us in our little
house ] at Fulham , after we went there
to i settle at the end of our honey-moon.
As it happened , I had only seen her
once , or twice before , and then in the
most casual way , or in the dusk , so
this i was the first opportunity I had of
studying i her. She was only a young
fourteen and fifteen I
° -irl between ,
think : , but still there was something
striking about her. Ker hair , which
was black and lustrous , was braided
back from a most ample forehead. The
eyes , were large and dark , not sleepy
like ; most dark eyes , but intelligent and
almost j stern in their expression. The '
rest of the face was well cut but mas
sive ; , and rather masculine in appearance - ;
ance , and even at that age the girl
gave promise of great beauty of form
to which she afterward attained.
Paymaster and President.
A railway paymasterwhose conversa.
tion : is reported by the St , Louis Globe'
Democrat , is inclined to magnify im-
office ' ; and no doubt he is a pretty im
portant : man in the eye of the employes ,
who look to him for their wages. This
view of the case is emphasized by a
story : which he tells of President In-
galls ; , of the "Big Four. " President In-
galls ; was out in his special car one day
on i his road , and stopped near St. Paul ,
Ind. , for the purpose of inspecting a
gravel pit that he anticipated pur
chasing. i He had several minor officials
of i the road with him. A section gang
was at work near by , and a switch ran
up into the gravel pit , half a mile dis
tant. The day was very hot , and an
almost ; tropical sun threatened to warp
the rails out of position. Naturally Mr.
Ingalls did not choose to walk half a
mile under such circumstances , so he
called to the section boss and ordered
him to bring his handcar and crew , and
carry the party up to the pit.
"Not on your life , " was the surpris
ing reply. "Sure , I have me orders from
the superintendent to do the work be
yond and not leave till it's finished. "
Mr. Ingalls smiled , colored , and was
about to reply , when one of the party
tried to help him out by saying :
"Oh/that's all right , Mike. This is
Mr. Ingalls. Get your car and come
along. ; "
But Mike was not moved in the least
by : this anneal , and promptly replied :
"Mr. Ingalls , is it ? Niver a bit do I
care who he is. I wouldn't lave this
job for the paymaster himself , and
that's all there is about it. Yez can
walk to the gravel pit. "
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And u Certain Woinitit Nam oil L.tdlu.
a Seller or Purple of the City of
Thyatlra Which Worahlnml Uud.
% i GT 1UE firs Passage
\ /I ife lnt''od.uces tc you
Wy ) ( if.cb Lydia , a Christian
' * * nz " ( 4 Me c. .anteS5. Her
E $ fffi-ffiLh business i to deal
P 2i . * > ? * - ' in purple ciothB
P$2&Si : or EilksShe ls
J& ffi&i not a giggling
Hf'w nonentity but a
/ \V p r a c tical woman ,
> \ not ashamed to
work for her liv
ing. $ All the other women of Philippi -
pi and Thyatira have been forgotten ;
but \ God has made immortal in oir
text Lydia , the Christian saleswoman.
The other text shows you a with
head j , and hand , and heart , add foot all
busy ] toiling on up until he gains a
princely j success. "Seest thou a man
diligent m his business ? He shall
stand before kings. "
Great encouragement in these two
passages for men and women who will
be 1 busy , but no solace for those who
are waiting for good luck to show
them 1 , at the foot of the rainbow , a
casket cf buried gold. It is folly for
anybody in this world to wait for
something to turn up. It will turn
down. The law of thrift is as inexorable -
able J as the law of the tides. Fortune ,
j the magician , may wave her wand in
tbat direction until castles and palaces
C3me ; but she will , after a while , in-
\er \ "t the same wand , and all the splendors -
dors will vanish into thin air.
There are certain styles of behavior
which lead to usefulness , honor and
permanent success , and there are cer
tain styles of behavior which lead to
dust , dishonor and moral default. I
would like to fire the ambition of
yeuns people. I have no sympathy
with those who would prepare young
folks for life by whittling down their
expectations. That man or woman
will be worth nothing to church or
state who begins life cowed down. The
business } of Christianity is net to
quench but to direct human ambiti6n.
Therefore it is that I utter words of
encouragement to those who are cc-
cupied < as clerks in the stores and
shops and banking houses of the coun
try. < They are not an exceptional
clas ' = , . They belong to a great com
pany 1 of tens of thousands who are in
J thi3 courtry amid circumstances which
will either make or break them for
J time and eternity. Man ; of these people
ple 3 have already achieved a Christian
manliness and a Chritsian womanliness
ness which will be their passport to
any position. I have seen their trials.
I have watched their perplexities.
There are evils abroad which need to
be ] hunted down and dragged out into
the ( noonday light.
In the first place , I counsel clerks to
remember 3 that for the most part their
clerkship , is only a school from which
they ; are to be graduated. It takes
about eight years to get into one of
the learned professions. It takes
about eight years to get to be a mer
chant. ( Some of you will be clerks ail
your lives , but the vast majority of
ycu are only in a transient position.
After a while , some December daj % the
head ] men of the firm will call you into
the back office and will say to you :
"Now ' , ycu have done well by us ; we
are : going to do well by you. We invite - •
vite you to have an interest in our con
cern < " You will bow to that edict
\ery gracefully. Getting into a street
car ' .o go home , n old comrade will
meet you and say : "What makes you
Icok so happy to tonight ? " "Oh , " you
will say. "nothing , nothing. " But in
a few days your name will blossom on
the sign. Either in the store or bank
where you are now , or in some other
store or bank , you will take a higher
nosition than that which you now cc-
cupj * . So I feel I am now addressing
people who will yet have their hand on
the helm of the world's commerce , and
you will turn it this way or that ; new
clerks , but to be bankers , importers ,
ii.surarce company directors , ship
pers , contractors , superintendents of
railroads your voice mighty "on
'Change" standing foremost in the
great firancial and religious enter
prises of the dajFor , though we
who are in the professions may. on the
platform , plead for the philanthropies ,
after all , the merchants must come
forward with their millions to sustain
the movement.
Be , therefore , patient and diligent in
this transient position. You are now
where you can learn things you can
never learn in any other place. What
you consider your disadvantages are
your grand opportunity. You see an af
fluent father some day come down . a
prominent street with his son who has
just graduated from the university , and
establishing him in business , putting
$50,000 capital in the store. Well , you
are envious. You say : "Oh , if I only
had a chance like that young man
if I only had a father to put $50,000 in
a business for me , then I would have
some chance in the world. " Be not
envious. You have advantages over
that young man which he has not over
you. As well might I come down to
the docks when a vessel is about to
sail for Valparaiso , and say , "Let me
pilot this ship out to sea. " Why , I
would sink crew and cargo before I
got out of the harbor , simply because
I know nothing about pilotage.
Wealthy sea captains put their sons
before the mast for the reason that
they know it is the only place where ,
they can learn to be successful sailors.
It is only under drill that people get
to understand pilotage and navigation ,
and I want you to understand that it
takes no more skill to conduct a ves-
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sel out of the harbor and across the
; sea than to steer a commercial estab
lishment clear of the recks. You see
every day the folly of people going
into a business they know nothing
about. A maa makes a fortune in one
business ; thinks there is another oc
cupation , more comfortable : gees into
It and sinks all. Many of the com
mercial establishments of our cities are
giving their cierks a mercantile educa
tion as thorough as Yale , or Harvard ,
or Princeton are giving scientific at
tainment to the students matriculated.
The reason there are so many men
foundering in business from year to
year , is because their early mercantile
education was neglected. Ask the men
In : high commercial circles , and they
will tell you they thank God for this
severe ' discipline of their early clerk
ship. ' You can afford to endure the
wilderness march , if it is going to end
in the vineyards and orchards of the
promised land.
But you will say : "Will the woman
ly clerks in our stores have promo
tion ? " Yes. Time is coming when
women will be as well paid for their
toil in mercantile circles as men are
now paid for their toil. Time is com
ing when a woman will be allowed to
do anything she can do well. It is
only a little while ago when women
knew nothing of telegraphy , and they
were kept out of a great many commer
cial circles where they are now wel
come : and the time will go on until
the woman who at one counter in a
store : sells $5,000 worth of goods in a
year , will get as high a salary as the
man who at the other counter of the
same ' store sells $5,000 worth of goods.
All honor to Lydia , the Christian sales-
The second counsel I have to give
to clerks is that you seek out what
are ; the lawful regulations of your es
tablishment , and then submit to them.
Every well-ordered house has its
usages. In military life , on ship's
deck , in commercial life , there must
be order and discipline. Those people
ple who do not learn how to obey will
never know how to command. I will
tell you what young man will make
ruin , financial and moral ; it is the
young man who thrusts his thumb into
his vest and says : "Nobody shall dic
tate to me , I am my own master : I will
not submit to the regulations of this
house. " Between an establishment in
i\hich all the employes are under thor
ough discipline and the establishment
in which the employes do about as
they choose , is the difference between
success and failure between rapid ac
cumulation and utter bankruptcy.
Do not come to the store ten minutes
after the time. Be there within two
seconds , and let it be two seconds be
fore instead of two seconds after. Do
not think anything too insignificant to >
do well. Do not say , "It's only just
once. " From the most important
transaction in commerce down to the
particular style in which you tie a
string around a bundle obey orders.
Do not get easily disgusted. While i
others in the store may lounge , or fret ,
or complain , you go with ready hands ,
and cheerful face , and contented spirit
to your work When the bugle sounds ,
the good soldier asks no questions , but ;
shoulders his knapsack , fills his can
teen and listens for the command of :
"March ! "
Do not get the idea that your in
terests and those of your employer are i
antagonistic. His success will be your
honor. His embarrassment will be ;
your dismay. Expose none of the frail
ties of the firm. Tell no store secrets.
Do not blab. Rebuff those persons
who come to find out from clerks what
ought never t > be known outside the
store. Do not be among those young
men who take on a mysterious air
when something is said against the
firm that employs them , as much as
to pay : "I could tell you something if
I would , but I won't. " Do not be
among those who imagine they can
build themselves up by pulling some
body else down. Be not ashamed to
be a subaltern. * * • *
Then there are all the trials which
come to clerks from the treatment of [
inconsiderate employers. There are s
professed Christian men who have no i
more regard for their clerks than they
have for the scales on which the sugars ;
are weighed. A clerk is no more than t
so much store furniture. No consideration -
eration for their rights or interests.
Not one word of encouragement from i
sunrise to sunset , nor from January
to December. But when anything
goes wrong a streak of fust on the :
counter , or a box with the cover off •
thunder-showers of scolding. Men imperious -
perious , capricious , cranky toward their
clerks their whole manner as much
as to say : "All the interest I have
in you is to see what I can get out of f
you. " Then there are all the trials
of incompetent wages , not in such [
times as these , when if a man gets half f
a salary for his servies he ought to
be thankful ; but I mean in prosperous
times. Some of ycu remember when 1
the war broke out and all merchandie
went up , and merchants were made
millionaires in six months by the sim
ple rise in the values of goods. Did
the clerks get advantage of that rise ?
Sometimes , not always. I saw estates
gathered in those times over which the
curse of God has hung ever since. The
cry of unpaid men and women in those
stores reached the Lord of Sabaoth ,
and the indignation of God has been
around those establishments ever since.
Then , there are boys ruined by lack
of compensation. In how many pros "
perous stores it has been for the last
twenty years that boys were given just
enough money to teach them how to
steal ! Some were seized upon by the
police. The vast majority of instances
were not known. The head of the firm
asked : "Where is George now ? " "Oh ,
he isn't here any more. " A lad might
better starve to death on a blasted
heath than take one farthing from his
employer. Woe be to that employer
who unnecessarily puts a temptation ia
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a boy's way. There have been great j
establishments in these cities , building \
marble palaces , their owners dying \
worth millions , and millions , and millions - |
lions , who made a vast amount of their ]
estate out of the blood , and muscle , and i
nerve of half-paid clcrlca. Such men as 1
well , I will not mention any name. ]
But I mean men who have gathered up ]
vast estates at the expense of the peo- |
pe ! who were ground under their heel. f
"Oh. " say such merchants. "If you f
don't like it here , then go and get a
better place. " As much as to say :
"I've got you in my grip , and I mean
to hold you ; you can't get any other
place. "
Oh , what a contrast between these
men and Christian merchants who to
day are sympathetic with their clerks
when they pay the salary , acting in \
his way : "This salary that I give you
is not all my interest in you. You are
an immortal man ; you are an Immor
tal woman ; I am Interested In your
present and your everlasting welfare ; f
I want you to understand that. If I am |
a little higher up in this store , I am !
beside you in Christian sympathy. " Go |
back forty or fifty years to Arthur Tap- I
pen's store in New York a man whose *
worst enemies never questioned his j
honesty. Every morning , he brought 'I '
all the clerks , and the accountants , and I
the weighers Into a room for devotion. ; l
They sang. They prayed. They ex- I
horted. On Monday morning the clerks 'I '
were asked where they had attended M
church on the previous day , and what M
the sermons were about. It must have ! l
sounded strangely , that voice of praise M
along the streets where the devotees )
of mammon were counting their gold- > l
.en beads. You say , Arthur Tappen II
failed. Yes , he was unfortunate , like 'I
a great many good men : but I under- .1
stand he met all his obligations be- • II
fore he left this world , and I know jfl
that he died in the peace of the Gospel - m
pel , and that he is before the throne '
of God today forever blessed. If that M
be failing , I wish you might all fail , M
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After the last store has been closed. I
after the last bank has gone down , I
after the shuffle of the quick feet on I
the Custom House steps has stopped , m
after the long line of merchantmen I
on the sea have taken sail of flame , after -
ter Washington , and New York , and I
London , and Vienna have gone down
into the grave where Thebes , and Baby- I
Ion. and Tyre lie buried , after the great I
fire-bells of the judgment day have I
tolled at the burning of a world on I
that day , all the affairs of banking I
houses and stores will come up for in- I
spection. Oh , what an opening of account - I
count books ! Side by side , the clerks I
and the men who employed them.
Every invoice made out all the labels I
of goods all certificates of stock all I
lists of prices all private marks of the I
firm , now explained so everybody can I
understand them. All the maps of I
cities that were never built , but In. I
which lots were sold. All bargains. B
All gougings. All snap judgments. All
false entries. All adulteration of li- I
quors with coppers and strychnine. Air I
mixing of teas , and sugars , and coffees , I
and syrups , with cheaper material. All I
embezzlements of trust funds. AH I
swindles in coal , and iron , and oil , and I
silver , and stocks. On that day when I
the cities of this world are smoking- I
in the last conflagration , the trial will
go on ; and down in an avalanche of I
destruction will go those who wronged H
man or woman , insulted God and defied -
fied the judgment. Oh , that will be a I
great day for you , honest Christian. I
clerk. No getting up early ; no retiring -
ing late ; no walking around with
weary limbs ; but a mansion in which
to live , and a realm of light , and love , I
and joy over which to hold everlasting 9
dominion. Hoist him up from glory H
to glory , and from song to song , and I
from throne to throne ; for while others I
go down into the sea with their gold
like a millstone hanging to their neck. I
this one shall come up the heights of H
amethyst and alabaster , holding in his I
right hand the pearl of great price in fl
a sparkling , glittering , flaming casket. 9
Hail I.air ant ! Had Sense in T ii . H
Dealing editorially with the re"nt
decision < of a Philadelphia judge , which I
practically ; declared that under any and
al ; ! circumstances the bicycle , as the I
lighter ] vehicle , should give way to all I
others * , the Baltimore News has this to
say : "The general principle laid down I
was that the lighter vehicle shouM H
make ; way for the heavier. This is m I
itself ; quite a righteous principle , hut I
its ; application is questionable. The I
cert , was within the strec : car trzas , I
going in a direction opposite to the I
cars. \ That is , it was on the wrong side
of ( the street , where it had no right tc \ I
be. The bicycle was also on the street
car track going in the direction in
which the cars were going. That is it I
. the side if the - I
was on right st-'et.
where it had a perfect right to be. It
is a principle in law ethics as old as
civilised ( courts that one must h > m = elf
be blameless before he ran accuse another -
other of doins him wrong. The prin-
ciple that the lighter vehicle should
give way to the heavier ccd give "he-
heavier vehicle no right to break the
law by going en the wrong side of the
street ( , and then cl im right cf way cr r
a \ vehicle which was exercising its ccur
legal rights. The rule could only ap-
ply where the rights of the vehicle to
the positions which they held wore
otherwise equal. It mar be earnestly
hoped by wheelmen that this decision
of Judge Wilson will promptly be declared -
clared by a higher court to be what it
is. bad law.bad justice and bad common
1sense. . "
The Political Editor.
"Say , " remarked the war editor , "I
don't see how Turkey ever got her
forces transported into Greece , do
you ? " "Certainly , " replied the politi-
cal editor ; "she got hold of all the
passes. Ask me something hard. "
Cincinnati Commercial Tribune.
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