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' 0 THE OJVIAAH DAILY BEE ; SUNDAY * NOVEMBER 30 , 1890-TWENTY PAGES.
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"To nny overcoming man y dlffictiHicR to build up a nnmo show not a faint smile ; on the ether hand endeavor to encourage
courage , losing nothing , your chances are groit. "
[ .Translations from writings or Confu ius
To acquire the equivalent to an M. D. after your name in Cnina the difficulties are almost
unsurmoun table , It necessitates fifteen years of unreinitting labor 'and attention. If there is
no success at the first sitting one is disqualified for six long years. These studies include Class
ics , Ancient History and Astronomy , each subdivided into half dozen distinct epochs.
My remedies arc easy to take ami poi fcctly harmless.
It often is in many instances ( before the student leaves either of the great universities of
Pekin or Canton ) a matter of twenty-five to thirty years. The examination halls of these two
vast institutions are located in the cities mentioned , and each stand on four and fifty acres of
ground. There is room enough to accommodate between ten and twelve thousand at one sit
The roost of remedies net on the blood , purifying It und destroying the microbes or bacteria.
The examiners are selected from different provinces and appear personally before the
Emperor who personally enjoins them as to their strict sense of duty. This is in itself a distinct
guarantee of any disinterested intervention on the part of any subordinate officials. Take any
view of the matter you may , the measurement of justice never changes or is modified in any
case ( whether a prince of the first blood or a pauper ) , his head is rolling off the bench or his
body cut in two , which is the only atonement for such is considered a capital offense. In either
case his remains are exposed to the gaze of the public fora period of fifteen days , at the gates
of the city awaiting the pleasure of the emperor.
It you are suffering from a long standing disease try me , perhaps I can euro you.
When the results of the examination are known the emperor's mandate entitling success
ful candidates to the Thumb Ring , an emblem of Chinese authority , which , when oncein the
possession of the candidate he lives at the expense of the government , at an annuity of from
three to twenty thousand dollars , according to what his aspirations have been. So very confi
dent are the Chinese of impartiality during theexamination that there is an organized lottery
called the Wei Sing ( surname ) . It is a general lottery and open to competition as it were. The
only difference is that Jhe ; drawer deposits with his stakeholders any sum of money he wishes to
invest ( the more , the larger the prize ) , with a tlozen guesses on the successful competitor's sur
names , in the exact order in which they are named in the result. There are only one dozen
suucessful candidates of the 10,000 , names on which the lottery is drawn. The prizes aggregate
from three hundred thousand to four million dollars.
Try the Chinese treatment , or at least consult mo , and If I can't euro you , I will tell you so.
From this you will see that without indefatigable effort and indomitable will , it seems al
most an impossibility to obtain either a title or a diploma of any kind in China , so it is just the
matter of my success in passing through without a single hitch that I am here to-day. China is
authoritatively the oldest country in the world. Seven-eighths of the Americans , and in fact
European nations have not the remotest idea of China as a country. Romans , Grecians , Israel
ites , Normans , Saxons and Danes have seen their day , but China with its seventy-five millions
in one single province has yet to be unearthed , the germ is yet to be found , and will remain a
problem which I think will be the fortune of the American in China to solve. With apparently
no resources whatever they live , and what is more , thrive.
cost you nothing for consultation , and you will fliul my prices very reasonable In case I undertake to euro you.
DR. C. GEE WO Office , Osthoff Block ,
. . , § 19ya North Sixteenth Street.
SUNK I THE SILVER POOL.
Congressmen Who Lost by the Decline in
Price of the Wbito Metal.
BIG CHANCES FOR SPECULATION.
How Public Men at Washington from
Cabinet OHlccrs Down to Clerks
Could Mnko Money if
Coin/r/0M / iBOOluFmUi 17. Carpenter
'WASHINGTON , Nov. 20. [ Special to THE
BEE. ] Tlio fulluro of tlio Barings.tho threatened -
onod imnio and the consequent tightness of
the mono/ market , has knocked the Ufa out
of ttio famed silver pool of tbo last congres
sional session. Silver is down to par Instead
of telng up to 128 , und about twenty of our
representatives und senators , are figuratively
epcaklng , trotting back and forth from tbo
capltol to the whlto house , on their uppers ,
Instead of riding behind their coachmen and
pairs. The silver pool contained congress
men from nil sections of the country. It was
organized nt the tlmo thut it scorned sura Unit
the frco coinage silver bill would past , and it
began to buy silver when it was at 05. It
bought a big block on a margin before it got
to par , and its members flxed the flguro to
which silver would rise at the passage of the
bill to 123 or ISO. They watched the stock
reports , as it crept up point by point , to 105 ,
and hugged themselves when it Jumped to
103 after the free coltmgo bill passed the sen
ate. 'Their faces foil when the house struck
out the frco coinage provision , and silver
dropped to 105 , but they thought that the
four and one-half millions a month which the
treasury was to take , would bo practically
frco coinage , and they still held on and
waited for a further riso. Some of the lead
ing silver jnon In congress , then consulted
Secretary Wndom , nud ho told thorn that
the purchase of silver ought to bo restricted
to the product of American mines , or that all
Europe would stiip her silver hero for snlo.
Thcro Is , however , no greater crank , nor no
moro obOurato crank , than
THE SILVEIl CRANK ,
and the silver men sneered at Wlndom and
said that they would take the silver of all the
world. For a tlmo it seemed as though they
were right and that wo could swallow all the
silver the world hail to give. Silver went up
ward right along , till It got to bo 121 , when
tlio congressional pool sold out a big block of
Its stock and held the rest for a further riso.
The bill by this time was a certainty. Tbo
treasury was taking la the inctal in Gargan
tuan mouthfuls , but silver , strange to saybe ,
gan to fall. It went down to 119 , then to 117 ,
then to 10 , and then to 13. In the meantime
our money making statesmen who had cleared
themselves at the snlo of 131re-Invested their
earnings expecting to see silver rise again
and reach IUS. But it did not rise. It con
tinued to fall nud the speculators arc now
dead broke. England did It , Franco helped ,
and Germany wna another of the bears.
England could not afford to carry on her
trade with India , China and the east on a
gold basts or with silver at a premium , and
eho sent $11,000,000 lu ono chunk over hero to
quiet the bear market. Tbo recent
troubles have inado the matter worsa
and a number of our statesmen , by the sad
lesson of experience , will speculate no
BPECCHTION IN coxnnitss.
The number of speculators In congress is ,
ho'.vovor , very small in comparison with the
number of members , and still smaller in com
parison with the immense opportunities for
making money , . It U a moral Question 03 to.
how far the congressman has the right to
speculate on matters , of legislation. Some
men sco no barm in it , and some do not hesitate -
tate to give Information to tnclr friends as to
what congress will do as to pending financial
or other legislation , thu passage or failure of
which will materially affect the markets.
Suppose the general subsidy bill which
passed the scnato last year is going to pass
the house and become a law. The advance
knowledge of this fact would bo worth
millions. It will put up the stock of a num
ber of the steamship lines several points , and
I know a half-dozen congressmen who are
watching it , and of others who expect to In
vest In Pacific mall as soon as they are cer
tain of its passage. Nearly all the committees
of congress afford opportunities for moneymaking -
making in the changes in the prices which
are affected by tholr recommendations to con
gress , and it Is to the credit of American
statesmanship that sp many of our congress
men nro poor. Tuko the ways and means
committee of the house , ami millions could bo
made olt of almost any nrticlo on the tarilY
bill on which the duty Is lowered or raised.
There nro hundreds of men who hang around
the lobbies of congress during the session
seeking fpr such Information , and If a chair
man were dishonest , ho could inako a hun
dred times his salary. Still Morrison is com
paratively poor , Mills is worth littla moro
than his salary , and all the money McKlnloy
has ho got through his wife and inheritance.
Tom Uccd is not rich ; and you will find
hardly a chairman of the ways and means
committee who has profited by his ofllco. It
Is the snino with the finance committee , hut
Sam Randall was on this for years , and ho
dlod leaving only about 15,000. Handall was
the most scrupulous roan In regard to such
matters wo hnvo ever had In congress. The
fact that ono of his friends or his relatives
was to indirectly profit by a picco of legisla
tion was a reason why ho should vote against
It , and ho killed many an honest bill for this
reason. It is the sumo with other committees
In congress , and the wonder Is not that con
gressmen speculate so much , but that they
speculate so llttlo.
rollTUNKS IN WHISKY ASD BONDS.
An immense deal of money was mnJo by
congressmen during the war , and the rise in
whisky , when $1 a gallon was out upon it ,
made a nice sum for a number of statesmen
and their friends. It was a question In the
minds of the finance committee of tbo senate ,
as to whether the revenue tax on whisky
ought not to bo Increased 50 cents a gallon.
All at once , in a secret meeting , they decided
to put it np to IL a gallon. One of the cor
respondents , tv man who Is still in Washing
ton , met Senator Sherman just after this
meeting aud asked him what the committee
had clone. Ilosuld It was a secret and would
bo known the next day. The knowledge was
at that time , however , worth millions to this
correspondent's ' friends In the stock market
of Now York , mid ho went from Sherman to
another senator on the committee , and was
told the nows. The result was that his
friends mad a fortunes , and ho netted several
times a congressman's salary out of the stock
they bought for him , Horace White , Villard
and Whltclaw Held also got this Information
in advance and they each inado $30,000 out of
It. It was this that gave Villard his start.
Ho took the money to London and there
bought our government securities for 30
cents on the dollar , realizing handsomely
on the 'purchase. Whlto took his
money and bought an Interest in the
Chicago Tribune , and Held invested his
money in a cotton plantation in the south at
the close of the war , and lost U. Senator
Sherman was accused of having furnished
the Information to bis friends awny from
Washington , but ho indignantly denied the
accusation. The ways and means committee -
too at this tlmo had a constant effect upon
jho stock market. An hour or two of ad
vance knowledge was worth fortunes , and
the members posted their friends. The sec
retary of the treasury would send up u mes
sage that it bad been decided to Issue t.50,000 , .
000 moro In greenbacks , and this would send
the prices on everything upward. A great
deal of money was made out of the Morrlll
tariff bill , and in this , as in all legislation ,
the first knowledge Is worth money. All of
the government bond Issues were produc
tive of wealth to the men who had the nerve
to speculate on the Information which was
furnished them before the general public got
to know It , and the sumo is true today ,
MONEY IN 1UIU10AI ) SCHGMUd.
The big railroad grants which were given
by congress \vcro productive.o ( wealth to
many statesmen. The Credit Mobllicr In
vcstlgntlon showed that a number of vote
Had been secretly bought with presents of
stock , and there nro men living in Washing
ton todnv who made their fortunes out of it.
It Is said thut about $500OJO was given by
the lobbyist Dick Irwin to sccuro * the passage -
sago of the Pacific mail subsidy , and C. P.
Huntlngton and Jny Gould have spent , It is
said , fortunes in pagsing or killing bills.
Judge Jerry Black once visited Tom Scott ,
the President of the Pennsylvania railway
company , in behalf of n client who had a
claim against the Texas Pacific. Scott
opened n drawer of his desk took out a paper
containing a long list of names of distin
guished men with big figures and a number of
ciphers opposite them. ' 'What is this ! " said
Black. "Tliat is what I pud ; to get the ctiar-
tor of the Texus Pacific , " replied Scott.
Black grow angry. Ho throw down the
paper and said : "what doyou mean by show
ing mo that. I don't wont my soul scared
with your sinful secrets. I shall not bo able
to read tuose names again as they appear
from day to day without thinking of my
country's dishonor. "On. " said the railro-U
king , as Black turned away , ' they don't '
think It dishonorable , " and pulling out a
budlo of letters "I have notes from nearly
every ono of thorn demanding moro money. "
Stephen A. Douglass is said to have made a
good deal of money out of the Illinois Central
Public men nt Washington have many
chances to make money in laud speculation.
A great deal of money has been made In
Washington real estate , and this has been in
nearly all cases of lute years legitimate. I
know of a congressman from Kansas who
made moro than ono hundred thousand dollars
lars during the past year out of suburban
property on the Massachusetts avenue exten
sion. The man Is a millionaire , and ho is n
bold speculator. A railroad is now being
built from tbo northwestern fashionable part
of the city out to the district line by what is
known as the California syndicate. This
syndicate has moro than a million dollars cap
ital and several senators are interested in it.
They will make fortunes , If we do not have a
paufc In the rise of the land from the building
of this railroad. Senator Sherman , William
Walter Phelps , James G. Ulainc , Don Cam
eron and a score of other statesmen of na
tional note have added to tholr fortunes by
investing in Washington property. Senator
Sherman is both an investor and a speculator
and the same may bo said of most of many of
the other men ot the senate. I do not moan
to say that they speculate on matters before
congress but they nro shrewd and far-sighted
ana they are not afraid to pay for a good
thing when they sco It. During the Boo
Sheppard regime hero there was u great deal
of speculation In Washington property and
everv tlmo that a new public building Is
located there is a ctmnco to make money in
buying lots if ono can know where It Is to go
before hand. The location of the city post-
nfltco last summer gave a business value to
Eleventh street which was almost altogether
a residence street prior to this and a number
of Washington real estate speculators did
well out of It.
A STORY ON HANNIBAL UAMUN.
Ono of tbo most punctilious statesmen who
have over been in Washington was Hannibal
Hamlln. Ho did not believe ho had any
right to use Information which he got as a
public sorvapt to advance his private inter
ests and ho once refused to buy a whole
square In Washington for half n cent a foot
on this ground. Had ho made the purchase
ho would have been now a millionaire ; for
this square is worth about $ ' . ) a square foot
today. Ho acted tbo same in regard to bonds
and at ono tlmo ono of his fellow senators in
speaking of a bill which was before the sen
ate , asked him , to vote for it telling him ho
could take him to a place where ho could got
oil these bonds ho wanted for six cents on
the dollar which would bo worth 100 cents
when ttio bill passed. Ho closed with :
"Well , Hamlln , what do you say to tbo
chancel" "I say , " replied Hamlln , with an
angry frown as bo turned his back , "I say
damn your chance and damn your bonds.1 '
And that was the cud of tho' matter.
The commissioner of the general land office
and the secretary of the interior have advance -
vance knowledge of the most valuable tracts
of public land in this country , and it Is only
tholr honesty that keeps them from being
wealthy. Suppose a valuable tract of coal
land Is reported , It could be bought of the
government by their friends atfl.'S an ocro
ftnd they could have an lutcrtut la it anil no
ono would bo the wiser. Congressmen hnvo
the same chance as to land grants and us to
the opening up of now reservations. The ilrst
steals which were discovered in the govern
ment service were land steals , and as far back
as 1795 there was a schema to got 20,000,000
acres of western lands irom congress for a
nominal sum. This scheme was engineered
by a lobbyist named Randall , and he claimed
that ho had thirty members of the house and
a majority of the senate in with him. In Ib57
two New York congressmen bad to resign
because they acted corruptly as to a laud
grant , and the bribe to ono of theio for his
services was seven square miles of laud.
MOSEY FOB CAlll.NKT OFFICEUS.
There nrd hundreds of men In the govern
ment departments \Vashlngton \ who could
make money If they would out of their Information
mation and out of their position. Every
member of President Harrison's cabinet
might grow rich If ho cured to bo corrupt
and some of the cabinet positions have the
possibilities of riches beyond the dream of
avarice. It is to the credit of our
government that wo have so few scan
dals. The argus eyes of the press
nro on all government officials , and I do not
now recall a cabinet minister who has been
impeached for crime. Take the position of
the secretary of the treasury. Secretary
Windom's word will raise or lower the value
of bonds and stocks. Ho knows of legisla
tion and of financial acts which the depart
ment is to perform days and weeks In ad
vance , and a wink from him could turn cer
tain things Into gold. Still ho is a poor man ,
and no ono has ever charged him with cor
ruption. In the awarding of a contract llko
that of tbo seal trade of Alaska , involving
millions , a corrupt man could squeeze mutters
this way and that , sons to make his services
worth thousands , and every secretary of the
troisury has a chance to make his friends
rich. It is said thut Salmon P. Chase while
ho would no nothlug for his own interests
gave many a pointer to his friends , and the
same Is true of other secretaries. The men
about the president have chances to make
money In many ways if they would. Access
to tbo presence of the executive is often
worth a fortune , if it can bo accomplished In
the right manner , and during the days of
Grant the influence exerted upon him was , it
was openly charged , bought and sold. There
Is no doubt but that President Cleveland
was scrupulously honest , and then his pri
vate sccretarv , Lnmont , was equally so.
Still Cleveland made $100.000 out of his real
estate investments , and the friendships
which Lament made by his courtesy and
ability as the wblto , house watch dog , have
since given him openings which make him a
rich man today.
LETTING GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS.
Consider tbo Immense amount it takes to
run the government ! ForlSOl it is estimated
that Mil,000,000 will have to bo spent by the
different departments , and this money goes
out through all sorts of ways und through all
sorts of agents. Think of the new navy
which takes millions at a clip 1 Of the pen
sions which will eat up some place between
$101,000,000 and J150,000,000und tbo contracts
for army , navy und Indian supplies , which
cat up millions morel What is to prevent a
collusion between contractor and onlciall
You may make the afe-guards as many as
you please , the only surety is in the honesty
of the government officials , ana that these are
honest the records of the past generation
citor nEron.Ts.AND COURT DECISIONS.
The Information as to the crops as gotten at
the agricultural department might bo another
moans of monoy-uiaklng to the secretary or
anyone connected with it , The brokers in ,
Wall street have their agents hero who tele
graph these reports the moment they nro Is
sued and who make big money by buying be
fore they got out through tbo associated
press. The justices of the supreme court
pass upon cases .every week .which affect the
value of tbo most important atocks of the
country. They got but 110,000 a year , hut
they settle matters Involving many millions
during their terras. When tbo telephone
coses were before court a few years ago a
friend of mlno was otforod a fortune If ho
could get a hint as to the decision upon them
in advance , but ho could not , though ho was
a close friend of Judge Walto's. In all the
history of the courtuo instance of corruption
is knoivn , and few men would have the
temerity to ask asupremo Justice fora pointer
on a decision about to bo rendered.
FUANK U. OAIII-KNTER.
Dr , Blrnoy cures catarrh , Dee bldg.
In China 200,000 doctors prescribe for sixty-five
million in one province.
You will always find mo obliging , and willing to help every body so long as It llos in my power.
Quacks , are forbidden to enter dwelling houses.
Their stalls are in the streets and patients get prescrip
tions at their own risk.
And am daily in my parlors in the OstholT block , and am always there to have a friendly conversation.
The father , doctor tion and advice free for
and school-master are all. Disobedience is
the most respected in punishable by death in
dividuals in our coun many instances.
try. There are two Twenty-five to thirty-
hundred thousand men different lines of steam
who reside in boats on ships.
the river , Consulta The whole exports
of Macao , Aportuguese possions are salt fish and shrimp. The Chinese
find a great deal more to do than that.
My business cannot bo interfered with BO lonp as my medicines effect a cure.
There are no streets in the city of Canton , with a population of
two and a half million souls , broader than five feet.
Callers from the country may bo sure of a permanent euro before le aviiig.
My testimonials which I am reoiving every duy are being published. I have no need to show better proof of '
my healing powers.
MONEY SOLD VERY CHEAP ,
Experience of a Council Bluffs Man with
a Green Goads Dealer.
THE BILLS ALL LOOKED GENUINE.
Even'the Microscope Palled to Detect
a Flaw , But When JIo Opened
His 1'nokngo lie Found
"Green goods" continue to tempt still
greener suckers. Barrels of printers Ink nnd
acres of paper have been wasted in the vain
attempt to forewarn and thus forearm these
liable to become victims to the cunning wiles
of confidence men. There Is little sympathy
merited by these who fall Into the numerous
traps sot for them , because the tempting bait
is nearly always an appeal to a victim's
cupidity or dishonesty. Ho is led to helicvo
that ho can "heat the game" by his own
trickery ; ho takes advantage of the drunken
condition of the fellow who Is dealing monte ;
or his sharp oycs detect a corner of the
envelope slightly rumpled , and ho can surely
Identify it and win. In all cases ho puts up
his money in the belief of heating "tho other
fellow. " When ho finds that ho is himself
'Jtho other fellow" then ho howls for sym
pathy , nnd cries "stop thief. "
There are numerous ways of working "tho
green goods" scheme , nnd yet a sameness run
tnrough them nil. It recently cost a Council
Bluffs man $350 to learn the details of ono of
these schemes. His numo is not made public
bocausoho has been perhaps punished enough
and the object in publishing his experience Is
not to further shame him. Nor is it for the
puruoso of warning' others , for they will not
head such a warning. It la Riven rather ns n
matter of interest to these who , busy with
the honest duties of life , know little of the
traps by which the cunning triclcstor catches
the uncunnlng ono.
The victim referred to not long ago received
a "strictly confidential" Icttorof considerable
length , of which ran something llko this :
"AIv DEAII Slit : I am desirous of securing
a shrewd acent In your locality to h&adlo my
'goods. ' If you have been unsuccessful In
business I can supply you with goods
with which you can pay oft all
your debts nnd start frco again. An
opportunity llko this to make an independent
fortune has never crossed your path before ,
and probably never will again. Others have
grown rich nbout you , no ono knows how. It
was never Intended that ono man should have
millions of dollars and another nothing. If
you conclude to embrace this golden chance ,
it will bo absolutely necessary for you to
como on hero and sco mo In person. I only
deal face to f ace with my customers. When
pou moot mo you see what you are buy-
.ng , and I sco who I am dealing with , consequently
quently both are satlsllod , I do not expect
ouo cent until you have examined my entire
stock , selected what you want , and tbo goods
nro In your possession. You must carry
the goods away with you , and if you wish , I
will see you safely out of the city. . I can't
consent to send you goods cither by mall or
express. I will make a liberal allowance to
cover the expenses of your Journey. Your
own good sense should tell you 1 can
have no object in innroprcsentlng the quality
of iny stock , and bringing you hero on a fool'B
errand , for I ask no money until you have ex
amined my entire stock , selected what you
want and the goods are In your possession.
My prices nro 1350 for $4,000 In my goods :
* 500 for $7,500 : WM for $13,500 , and $1,000 for
$28,000. I will positively not sell less than
(350 worth , as I won't do a retail business , as
it would let too many into the secret. If you
wish to do business you must do only ns I
tell you. First , don't as long ns you llvoover
write mo a letter ; ifou do I shall refuse to
receive It , nnd all business relations will
ccaso. Second , If you wish to como on hero
and sco mo send mo a telegram as follows i
G.Y. . Grace , Llntncr , Pratt county , Illinois.
Will do all in my power. ( Sign your nnmo
and postolfiu address.
I will then send you full oartlculnrs how to
meet mo at my headquarters. I only receive
rny telegrams at this address , but transact
Act square ; bo true and honorable ; do mo
no harm , and you will novorrogrot it. Yours
very truly In honor and confidence ,
P. S. My goods nro first class in every
particular , and as fine as the newspaper arti-
cio speaks of , which I enclose.
A clipping was enclosed , it being n telegram
from a Washington correspondent desurlbing
some very dangerous counterfeit bills , lately
discovered , and which dclied detection ex
cept bv the suurpesfcx ports.
The victim sent as requested n telegram ,
and soon after received a letter containing
lull instructions. Ho must meet the waiter
In New York , A llttlo bit of ribbon of a pe
culiar shudo was enclosed , and ho was told
to tie this in the buttonhole of his coat. He
was also told to telegraph to the dealer nt a
certain hotel In Now York , Just what train ho
would arrive on that ho might bo met at the
dopot. Other details were given , mid ho was
instructed silently to follow each strictly and
as silently as possible.
Taking with him tbo money for making the
smallest posslblo purchase ho started for
Now York. 'Arriving at the depot ho
was promptly singled out and cordially
greeted by a line looking , business acting
gentleman , and stopping Into a carriage they
whirled off. Where they went or how they
went there the victim could not tell. It
seemed that they redo a dozen blocks or so ,
and then drew up In front of a largo business
block. Alighting , and stepping into an ele
vator , they were soon ushered into a luxuri
ant ofllco on the fifth floor.
"You'vo coino hero , of course , for busi
ness , ana not for fun , and I suppose you want
to got at it at once I"
The victim smiled. Certainly , that's what
ho wanted. Ho did not propose to part with
a dollar , though , until ho had examined "tho
goods" and had thorn in his possession.
Ho was ushered Into the next room , and
there ho saw piles of bills of various denom
inations from $ . ! to $500. Ho examined them
critlc-illv. They seemed as good as the genu
ine. The possibility of their being gcnulno
never entered bis mind. Ho was delighted.
Prudence , however , induced him to take
some of tbo good bills out of his pocket and
compare thorn with the supposed counterfeit.
Ho could not by the closest bcrutluy detect a
lluw. A magnifying gluss was courteously
handed him , and ha was urged to look at the
bills critically. "Thoy look as good as those
I brought with mo. 1 should as soon think of
my own money being counterfeit. " The ne
gotiations were soon concluded. Ho decided
to buy fy50 worth. How would ho take the
$1,0001 Ho preferred largo bills , say from $ JO
up. As ho was making his selections , an
other gentleman was introduced a magnifi
cent specimen of physical manhood. Ho was
the president of the association. Ills superi
ority of wisdom and oxpcrUmco seemed con-
cceded , so when ho suggested that
tlio westerner would Do safer
In handling small bills than largo
ones the udvlco numo with resistless force.
"If I was In pour place I would take twos ,
fives and tens with perhaps Just a few twen
ties and say a couple of IIfiles. You sco out
nt Council Bluffx you'd find it moro risky to
try to work big bills , for they're not so com
mon as in the largo cities of the cast.
By the way , have wo got enough of the
smaller bills here to supply the gentleman i"
Ono of the others replied that there were
plenty , and pulling out a drawer began
fumbling in it.
The Council Bluffs man concluded to
change his selection for the smaller bills , and
amidst much talidug and many bewildering
cautions for secreey and self-protection , two
packages were put up neatly , tied und sealed ,
and safely stored away In the westerner's
hand grip. The 1350 was paid over and the
deal was concluded.
In the settlement "tho president"
allowed the westerner the expense of
coming to Now York , und agreed to
buy him a return ticket.
'This Is risky business at the host , and I
want to want you thut if you stay in the city
a few days do not open your money or seek to
use It. You can't tell who's watching you.
And bo sure not to coino up here and sco us
again , for it might cause us all trouble. Wo
can arrange so you can send us word in a
roundabout way when you need any moro.
You cau not bo too careful Tbo least care ,
icssne s on your part might send us all
u > the penitentiary. "
The westerner concluded to hurry rlsht
luclt to Council muffs by the llrbt train. TU6
" " took him in
gentlemanly "president" churgo
this time , saw that his inner man was well
illled , drove him to the depot , secured a
sleeper for him , a return ticket , and giving
him u $10 note for credentials , sent him hap- , ,
pllv on Ills way.
The Jubilant possessor of the M.ODO couli
not wait long to examine his treasure nnd
repaired to the toilet room of the car. lie
cautiously pulled down the blinds and pro
ceeded to tear ouou ono end of a neat pack-
ago.It contained some carefully packed slips of
A TAL.M WITH A MOKAL.
Keep Yourself Posted Corici'i-nlnu
George B. is an extremely busy young
Wall street man. IIo Is ambitious , nnd
for several years ho lias been devoting
nil of his time to business in the hope of
ilnallv attaining an independence , says
the Now Yorlc Times. Prosperity in his
case has not boon of rank growth , but ho
is still confident. IIo was called to a
Hinnll Connecticut town some time ngo.
IIo finished what ho had to do and found
that ho must wait an hour for the ruturn ,
train. Glancing over the register of the
little hotel ho saw a familiar name. It
was thut of a man who had attained
great eminence as a traveler , a writer ,
and a lecturer.
Some years ago B. had known him
slightly and had admired him a great
deal. Lie could think of no bettor w.iy
of passing a portion of the hour than l > y
culling upon the distinguished man. lib
quieted a fear that the traveler might
not wish to bo disturbed by the resolu - -
lion to make his call brief. IIo was re
ceived cordially. IIo was presented to
the wlfo of the traveler. IIo noticed
that she was a very beautiful woman.
At once B. .plunged Into a ml re of or"-
rors. Ignorant of the fact that the news
papers ( ho was a very busy young man
nnd did not read the newspapers close
ly ) hud chronicled all of the movements
and plans of the traveler , and hud told
of his great achievements , U. began to
inquire what ho had accomplished , w hat
particular work ho was then engaged
upon , how ho contrived to compass all
of the demands upon his time , and to
seek ether interesting information. The
traveler responded graciously and told
B. many entertaining things about him
Vnobsorvniit of a look , flrdt of surprise -
priso and then of slight impatience ,
which passed over the face of tno travel
er's wife , B. departed nftor having spout
a very pleasant quarter of an hour.
A few days later ho mot a friend who -
was also a frlond of the traveler's.
"You mot K. up in Connecticut the
ether dav , " suld the frlond.
"Yes/1 replied B. , with wild enthusi
asm , "I was very glad to see him again *
I had nn interesting call. "
"Il-ml" responded the frlond , rofloc-
tlvoly. "You appear to have iniido
rather a poor impression on nis wlfo. 'a
"Why. how bo ? " exclaimed 11. , much
surprised. "I thought her very charm-
"Well , " answered the friend , "I inets
her yesterday. She told of your call.
She asked mo if you were thought to bo
a particularly bright young man. I
spoke a good word for you. She said ,
'well I was rather disappointed In him.
Why , ho didn't ' know a single thing
about my husband. 1 never BUW quite
such a display of ignorance. ' " 3
The moral of this simple tale is this :
"Boforo you moot a great man and hit
wlfo , flint out all nbout him. She know *
the subject by heart und eho has littla
charity for these who do not. "
Dr , Blrnoy ouroa catarrh , Bco
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