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58 THE TBItTMPH OF KOHEY.
JgfiaL Bober students of inon and policies Me in
aw;' tho return of tbe monopoly party to power
S to-day, and in the ncceuion to the Vlco-Pres-
ESS- Ideney of Lxn P. Moiitow. the inaucurallon,
Hk not of the President of free people, bat of
WttL b oligarchy of wealth.
mBJm After receiving the French mission as a
m' toward for hin ' ' serricea "in " ss-ring " his
mt party in 1880, Mr. Morton now receives the
Eft FregJdoncy of the Senate as a recompense
fit for " sarins " his party in 1888. 'What ore
jKf theso Mrrices, that are measured by checks
B, and enrolled in ledgers ?
fcHKr 'Who are the lesser lights that rovolro to.
SET' day in Washington aronnd this monetary
Wm trout Joint 'Wahauikeb, of Philadelphia,
9K who Rets a Oabinot plaoe for the joint-stock
W election fund he and his good but thrifty f el-
jflfe low Quaker citizens invested in, and of which
gSv Habeisoh and Morton reaped the usafrnct I
M?,' OoL W. W. Dddlxt, of Indiana, who pat
Wkj bis ' ' blooks of five " in charge of ' ' a trusted
M&p man with necessary funds."
SKf Col. Elliott F. BraxABD, who kicked be-
Ni. eansotha $160,000 he "knew of' was di.
SK.' Terted from the object for which it was raised
HOT ' the purchase of ' ' three movements!"
mB Is bribory the new patriotism ? Coos a man
iflfr doserre well of his country in proportion a
IP he helpaHo corrupt hUfellow.cltlzens? Is"
jffl property quoliflcation " for public offioe to be
S tacitly written into the Constitution, which
bH. deolores "all men free and equal" and
? equally eligible to the honor of the ltepubllo ?
JK; Above the' din of the inaugural procession
sflEg? . may be heard the ominous pieans of Flu-
sBK- FITCHINQ INTO BATAM.
dK There is a new expounder nnd ex-pitcher of
1SR, muscnlar Christianity at work in tho field
HR where "the harvest truly is plenteous, but
fKt( the laborers are few."
Vh Kev. Wilton Mhile Smtth, the Frincoton
IB athlete, hog taken his stand by lie v. Rtaoo,
H the Yule athlete, and begun pitching into
mJr Batam. Mr. Sunn's first assault on the devil
Kg in Now York was mndo yesterday at the Con-
W- tral Presbyterian Church.
gjlKj. The bone and smew of New York in more
1e senses than one are her athletic young men.
fxwjL- When thny take to preaching the Word, nnd
,iW so training the Bplrit as vol! as tho body,
f3to, there ought to be a great outlook;for the city
lira tm uo nnt'on which revolves around It.
KjR But tho millennium is delayed to some do.
pjfk Rreeby the ejacul&Hons of our liepubliran
i,vfc; brethron who are ibiugurating the Presi
t3c' ' Vnt to-day in the rain.
ilfej a HARRISON'S REIGN.
$ In oHen times, when Kins did rule,
iS As boys and girls are taught at school,
'Hj A ruler, vtlieu his relcn becau,
Ih' Was tmlr a dcllshtod man t
$K- Tjo, the new ruler's reitrn is on
H likewise his rain at Waaliington,
Kr Bis subiecta ask already ' ' weather "
SHpS' The two'U go drizzling on together!
IK. Anguit Belmont's cirr i cald to receive 7,00O
MB. a year for his superior kiionkclgoof culinary
JKlr Mr. DlckluRon. tho wife of the retiring Pont-
HK'S' mastcr.OeneraL will bo greatly niised in Wah-
Kp:; ington, where aho has become famoua for her
mSh sonerous hoapltallty and true nomanlincaKof
WEg' i character.
BR;' The Emprcas dovt agcr of China, who itlll re-
Hli mains Empress llegeut, has ruled China for
Fuk ' twenty.five years. She is now over fifty. She
UK is a skilful archer, alio boxtsand In other waja
HE exhibits her independence of cliaractei .
T&& Charles Dudley Warner, the author, I tall ami
uH&' erect in form, and IooKh lil.cahtionu thinl.cr.
p . IleisasnccessfalanglerandiniiotcdavapedeH.
HBp trian. In the Bummer lie UKvx long tramp!)
HKt through the Adirondacks. When at Ida litei ary
ipBI, work ho near a black velveteen jacket.
SBD' Obaervluar I-eut.
JBFi iFrim l yorrttlewn Utrali.
HlBsw Badle Do you expect to observe Lent, Marnier
jl Mamie Oh, yes, indeed. And I'm getting the
sweetest Lenteu costume made you ei er vet yonr
fflBPJ' pye0"; It ij to be trimmed with the loveliest,
Wh latejt style of fringe, and-and Audlan'tit
svT a ahame that Lent laata only only How
Wm. many weeks are there in Lent, anyway, Badlej
HL, left Enough.
Kp irrn 1X1 BxirllnilM Trti rrtuA
IK, .! Bmlth-It seems almost impossible to im-
ssU' prw anything on Poserboy's mind.
W; Travii-1 don't see why. It Is soft enongh.
IssssHllslil litt V Ji ll sitf ilT 1" r aWMi'-ssi ' " ' J i;rsrt-,
Vice-President Morton and the Influence of Hib Money in
State and National Politics,
HOW BOODLE MAKES PRESIDENTS.
A Citizen Whoso Publlo Rocord Is from First to Last Written In
The Real Danger Which Threatens American Institutions and the Repnblie Itself,
The Money of tbe Plntocratti Dictating to the People Tho Pnbtle Will Thwarted by
Corruption Why Mr. Morton Adorn nu Atlmlnlatrntlon Which llennrda a
Waaanakrr-The Tlee-PrraMentlal t)rencrntlon from Thomo. Jrfleraon to l.evl
Will Htrrrl Morton A Ilrler Ilovlew of Wbnl Moury Una Accomplished In Ilrpnbll.
can Politics The Mortontnn Contrlbntlon to Corruption.
Tho following Is a Hat of Ylcc-rrealdonts of
the United Htates elected by the peoplo in the
last 100 years!
JOHN ADAMS, of Massachusetts.
THOMAS .IKKKKRSON, of Virginia.
AAKON DUKR, of Now York.
GKOIIOF CLINTON, of New York.
KLimiUGR GEHRY, of Masnohusctts.
DANIEL D. TOMPKINS, of Now York.
JOHN C. CALHOUN, of South Caro.
MARTIN VAN BUREN, of New York.
RICHARD M. JOHNSON, of Kentucky
JOHN TYLER, of Virpmia.
GEORGE M. DALLAS, of Pennsyl.
MILLARD FILLMORE, of New York.
WILLIAM R. KING, of Alabama.
JOHN C. DRKCKINR1DUE, of Ken
tucky. HANNIBAL HAMLIN, of Mslnn.
ANDREW JOHNSON, of Teunossee.
BCIIUYLKK COLFAX, of Indiana.
HENRY WILSON, of Massachusetts.
WILLL1AM A. AVHUELER, of Now
CHESTER A. ARTHUR, of New York.
THOMAS A. HENDRICKS, of Indiana.
With ono or tno exceptions thcuo nro honoia.
bio namos, man) rcprcainting atateHmcn of din
tlnctton not one of them chonen on coualdcra
, tlons of wealth alone. This tint nill to-day re
ceive as its latest addition the following:
LEVI P. MORTON, OF NEW YORK.
Can it be claimed that this name docs honor to
the oftlce tilled in former J ear by Adamr, Jef
ferson, Clinton, Tompkins, Calhoun. Van
Bnren, DrccklnrMgo and Hendricks ? Is it not
a descent trnm Jefferson to Morton T
AN OnjECTIOKAELI TTrE.
Levi P. Morton ia no doubt personally as good
as most others of his type. If not better. It In
the type that la oblectlnnable In rmbllo office; a
type that haagronn Into prominence slncotho
war. with the Increase of individual wealth and
the'aHsortlou of thoponor of money In politics.
It represents tho most dangerous element In pub
llo llfo tho plutocratic clement. It Judges men
not by their principles, but by their price. It
regards publlo oftlce as an article of morchun
disc, to lo bought and sold the same aa dry
goods or railroad shares. The strongest politi
cal argument it can offer la a thumping check.
It advances a man to a high publlo trust, not
because, of his merit and public services, but
on account of his money-bags; not for tho re
spect ho commands at tho polls, but for tho
boodlo ho brings to the pool. J
Lovl P. Morton la distinctly and pre-eminently
a represcutati e of this type. The publlo offices
ho has tilled or to which ho has aspired have not
been given to him or sought by him because of
his ability as a statesman, or as a recognition of
any groat publlo aervico he has rendered for tho
advancement of tho country, or the advantage
of tho people Bnch political honois as ho has
worn have been the reward of liberal contribu
tions to his party, and tho evil is that tho mom h
ho hnH an freely given have bcon us 1 to sulm rt
tho will of tho peoplo and to bring about tho de
sired results thtuugh tho bilbcry of legislators
or the imrehs.se of elections. Like others of tho
tpe. Mr. Morton has not for a moment im
agined that ho was nslng any but legitlmatu
methods for tho advancement of his political
fortunes and baa conscientiously believed that
he has dnno as much to deserve tho gratltudo of
tho llepublican party as any statesman living oi
dead. It is tho custom of tho Morton type to
meauuru patriotism and publlo service by tho
purse. 'Ihe first of tho cardinal virtues in their
ejes Is money. LeU P. Morton's name uiittht
appropriately be written Levi I'lutocrat Morton.
A rAVOKEn lUNKINCl-HOUHK.
In 1R00 the hnuso of Morton. Bliss ,t Co. was
established in this cltj, tho hind of the thin
being then Levi P. Morton. Hir John Hose,
an Englishman and Finance Minister of
Canada, becsmo a partner, ami a branch of tho
house was established in Loudon under tho firm
name of Morton, Hose A Co. Tho Morton
bank was before long mado the fiscal agent of
the I'nitod States Gov eminent in Loudon, which
prolltablo job it retained until lHK.r, when,
under the Cleveland Administration, tho
account was transferred to Iliovvn, Shipley
A Co. It enjoved, with other pet llepubli
can bankers, the profits of tho fat syndi
cates for refunding the debt and the agency for
the Alabama claims, on which account tho
British Government paid to Morton, Bliss &
Co. andJayCookoA Co. in 1873 tho sum of
$lf,500,000,ontof which the fortunate agents
received a large commission. Huch rich favors
weiu not bestowed, however, without cicutiug
htartburnings and jealousies among the bank
ing fraternity, and the funding of bonds in
1M7H ltd to a severe attack on tho syndicate and
to hints at jobbery and corruption.
In tho Hummer of lH77thoiewas a serious syn
dicate quarrel over the -m per certs, Morton,
lllUA.ro. tailing to agieo with tliu associate
banks, the American Kxchauge, the Merchants',
the United Stutea Trust Company and otheis, as
to their share of the plunder. The quanel
made unite a scandal, and as it threatened to
bilng the secrets of the sviidiratn to light it
was patched up in November of that year.
IIOOPI.K JS THF 0nili:i.D CAMI'AKIX.
Tho Pi psiilfntial campaign of 1HH0 developed
moro full) thf.u any ionncr political contest
the Morton inn theoi) that the god of
political battles is nlvva)s nu tho side of tho
heaviest boodlo. The llepublican dotcat in the
earl) election In Maine was an unexpected ami
terrifying disaster to the ltepullicau party, and
tho success of Gon. Uancock seemed assured.
About the same time tho discovery was mado
that Indiana was almost certainly lost to the
Republicans; that the party in the Btato had
no effective organization and that unless
the Indiana vote could be changed by
money Oarfleld's 'ohances were gone. When
this intelligence was communicated to
Cheater A. Arthur by John 0. New and Cob
Dudley It was at onoe decided that an appeal to
Marshall Jewell, the nominal head of the Bepub
llcan National Committee, was useless. Gen.
1 Arthur's practical sense and his familiarity with
the methoda of "the boys at once suggested
the expodlenoy of sending for Levi P. Morton to
raise the reg.uired fundfortheporchueof the
Btato and to put Stephen W. Doraey In charge of
the business transactions with tho voteis.
This was done. On tho first day on which the
actual necessity of a corruption fund for Indiana
was brought to Levi P. Morton's know ledgo ho
raised between the hours of 11 in tho morning
and 4 In the afternoon tho large snm of $400,
0i)0. including his own liberal subscription. A
last amount of monoywas in the end gathered
for the patriotlo purpose of buvimr the election
and saving the country. Bubscqucnt develop
ments disclosed tho fsct that tho liberality
was not altogether separated from tho character
of a commercial transaction.
the rowxn or "soap."
In the dark hours of tho campaign
of 1 880, Gen. Oarlleld visited this city and held
a conference with the Btalwart leaders, from
which Iloscoe Conkllng stood aloof and with
which ho refuted to identify himself. It was
known that this conference led to the activo sup
port of tho ticket by tho Htalwarts of Now York,
and to the entrance of Gon. Grant nnd lloscoo
Conkltug Into the work of the campaign. But
It was not known until a quarrel occurred among
the managers of tho campaign haw complete a
commercial transaction that famous Now York
Doforo President Oarfleld's inauguration. In
rebinary, 18HI, all prettnso at concealment or
denial of tho actual purchase of tho election by
the Republicans was caut aside. On the 1 1th of
that month a dinner was glv on in honor of the
men who had come to the recue and won tho
battle by the power of boodle. Vico-Prcsldcnt.
olect Chester A. Arthur presided, and Doisoy
and Levi P. Morton wero the most honored
gucats. In his speech Gen. Arthur said:
Indiana vat rtallv, I tuppott. a Drmotratie
(itf . It had alvraya heen put down In the book as u
mate that vifnA! be carried by close, careful and per
fect organization, ami u or rat drat nr toav. ' '
lha Kentlemen In Nw York (poiniintr to Levi P,
Morton) who atood at the back of the National
Committed ruponitd to llbirallu I" the dtmandt of
theVemmiUet that Mr. Dorasr, with Ids matrhhti
till, cool head and uondtnw touraut was able to
save, not only Indiana and New iorx, but the
the dobsev nisTonv or the nninEnr.
This open tribute by tho Vico-PrcsIdent-clcct
to the power of "soap" in elections, and to tho
patriotlo zeal of the men who had contributed
and used the money whioh turned what was
' ' really a Dcmocrntio Htote " ov et to the llepubli
can side, startled tho peoplo. But tho rovelation
was nothing when compared with tho disclosures
made two years afterwards by the man whoso
"matchless skill and wonderful coinage"
had put tho purchase fund to such good
account. When tho Garfield Administra
tion made a pretense of prosecuting for
frauds on the Government the men who had
placed it in power by these frauds on tho peoplo
Stephen W. Dorscy got mad and talked out in
meeting. In an interview given to the Chicago
Jleiald In 1BH.1, after tho Btar-ltoutc bogus
piostcutions, tho ex-United States Senator and
Secretary of tho llepublican National Commit
tee, referring to the dark days of the campaign
of 1HH0, saidi
A financo1 committee was formed, consisting of
tbe very best citizens uf New York and lioston, with
power to tttitn all tht montv thru could and ilmburie
Ihf tame, under direction a their Chairman, the
lion, Levi I Morton,
lleporter Was tills eipendltnre made moatly In the
catupultm In Indiana und Oblo 1
fcx-Beualor Horsey- Vt ry lanrely. Abont StiOO.000
was used there. Auiuiik too 1ml urtaut and jirobablr
niosteriei tlve work whs tlmtuoneln New lorl ana
KIdks. 1 bese, of course, Include tbe two irrest elites
of -New 1 ork and UriKikbn. He cut the llrmocrntU
role doirn in Ihote tvo enrmtie 10,000 and bit (hat
timiin not the Mate bvtO.OuOvimoriti, they talk of
tlneirorlin Indiana, It vat not a -patch to that in
.Vrie 1'orA, tehere our rhiej tmt'tewent were hot work,
tharp tradet, quiet bargaint and a eolden ttreavt
from btephenton't bank.
Anil, by ex-Senator Dorsey's statement, tho
"golden stitam" which paid foi this "lino
work," which consummated theso "sharp
trades" and "quiet bnigoins" and which cor
ruptly tinned a Democratic State over to the
llcpublicaux by the purchase of 70,000 votes
In Now York and Kings, vvaH disbursed under
tho direction of Levi P. Morton, Vice
President and possible President of tho United
States for the noxt fonP)ears
On July. '10, lHH.'l, thorealso appeared in the
Nt w York Smi an authorized history of somo of
the secrctB of tho Oarlleld campaign in which tho
stoiy of tho Indiana corruption fund Is thus
now the connurrioN-rijHD was tiaiskd.
In the latter rart of Rentember, 1880, a special
niessenirer left Newlork for Indlanapolla. lfohad
w lib him ov er (4UC, 000 either In cash or In converti
ble iaier. 'this money bad all been raised m Now
iork oni principally bvthe efortt of Lett V. .Morton,
The account goes on to show that tho commer
cial fcatuies of the bargain wero not lost sight
of by tho New York conferees. Alluding to
Uaiftcld's well known visit to the Fifth Avenue
Hotel to meet tho leaders of tho New York Btal
warts the Dorscy history says:
. The) told htm (darneld) first, that it was expected
he would asroo toapjnlut as Secretary of the 1 reas
uryaNew Workman prominently Identified with tbe
(art of Ihe party tbat favored the nomination ul
Grant, lie- aald the di maud was not onl)' not
unn aaonalile, but entire!) nroimr, and when Levi I'.
Mortvir wnt tuutiftted at the man whowat dettred,
tlen. Oarlleld promised without further iiualiScation
that. If eiet led, he would appoint Mr. Morton Hr re
tary of tbe 'treasury. The cool ami deter
mined iHilltirlan wifli whom the randldate for the
rretldtiic) was deallnv kept up lb business asract
of the ro eedlns; b) inaklmc duplicate memoranda of
w Lat bail been promised. It was a formal document,
Irwiata bill 0 tale.
A 1IDLAM) Mil AN OLIVKIt.
Tho Secretaryship of tho Treasury was not,
however, enough to satisfy tho wnts of tho
"detetminod politicians" who weio diiviug
thoTrcasur) bargain, Tho story proceeds:
That was notlnm,- without money. hetherOar
field made or reielvrd flrsl the proposition that men
an) v. as mad". It 1 now asserted bv those wbo 1 now
tbat another mcinornndum wss drawn up. !u that It
Is assert, d ilut tho candidate for the Presidency of
tin iteiubltiAn p&rty airreoH with thetool, remorse
Hs i oiltkUn. vlm had htm in tbolr lower, tint the
oiKratiim of refundlnit the Government tivissmt
sue j. which must soon take place, should be ulven
to aurhs)ndlcate of New ork bankers as should ha
dcilwnatcd by Ihe Htaluarta and at auch commission
aa should be fair.
According to this story there certainly was
method In Levi P. Morton's generosity.
In raising a ast corruption fund, to which he
was himself a heavy subscriber, to buy Indiana
and to do " fine work " In New York and Brook,
lyn. bo was electing a President who had prao
tically sold him in advanco tho position of Secre
tary of tho Treasury and the tempting profits of
a refunding syndicate, the commission on which
was to be such as the Stalwart faction might
consider fair. It is Immaterial that the Stal
warts were cheated by Garfield afterwards.
That was the rich reward the banker expected
to receive when he invested bis own money and
the money of his friends in the work of cliang.
ing the politics of a State by purchase.
In Anguat, 1888, a correspondent of the Bun
visited ex-Senator Dorsey's ranch and received
from him a confirmation of hii fermor stats.
Istt'ltoftMstoissWiflstelstf steal! ' fiaWlllttlfAilytal
meuts of Mr. Morton's prominent share
in the creation and expenditure of tho election
corruption fund. Mr. Dorsey, speaking as the
Hecrotsry of the Republican National Committee,
I thoiurht It beat to have a committee organised, en
tirely outside of the National Committee Jor the pur.
pom of obtaining money and spenillnif It. Huch a
committee was orranlzed. Lvl P. Morton waa at the
head of It. A very laree sum of money a verylarre
mm-was raised by this Committee, and expended
under the direction oJIr. Morton and thott whom he
Alluding to the Htalwart.Qarneld meeting at
tho Fifth Avenue Hotel, and the salo of tho
Treasury portfolio to tho man who was raising
and expending tho election boodle, Mr. Dorscy
It waa asreed point-blank and promised aa the pries
of the support of these New York btslwart ltepubll
cans that Levi P. Morton waa tone made Secretary of
the Iresaury In tb event of Garfield's election.
Itiere ran lit no vmtlble aueetlonor denial of that,
I tell rnu tbat Mr. Morton waa pledred In tbe pros
enre or these a-entleinen the Ireaaury portfolio, and
that pledve was violated. I don't care three Jlyt for
Referring to tho yet moro valuable considera
tion In a pecuniary point of viow, the s) ndlcato
for tho icfuiiditig of tho fives and sixes, Mr.
Tbore Isn't any doubt about the practical truth
of that statement. I know tbat by that arrangement
we nullml tbe iln feathera out of tbe man In New
lork who had been vetttnir rich at the Government
expense and who refused to contribute anything,
lie's a prominent banker not far from nail street.
HOW TnE HONET WAS KXI'KXDrtl.
In noticing the slanderous reports charging
that the Secretary of tho National Committee
had appropriated somo of tho Indiana corrup
tion fund to his own use, Mr. Dorsoy spoke as
I don't exactly understand how any corruption
fundconldbo imsapptoprlsted. 7 he misappropria
tion of money I have always understood to mean
honest money. Out as you want to know all tho
facts I will tell you. Mr. htepbenson, who, as I have
satd, la President of a bank In Now York, and Mr,
Dillon, who wat a great Drienil of Levi J'. Morton,
received and disbursed every cent that was raised.
Thus cvci y account concurred In tho statement
that tho money used to purchase the electoral
votes of Indiana and other States in tho election
of 1HH0 was raised and largely cnntiibuted
to by Mr. Morton; that tho corruption fund
was expended under tho Immediate direction of
his designated friends, and that the Inducement
to such coiittiluitlons and disbursements was
theplcdge an advance by the camlidato foi Pi evi
dent that. If clectid, ho would ulvo Mr. Morton
the Tieasury poitfolio and the conttolof tho lie
funding Syndicate, nut of which a banker could
havo realized millions.
K0 HL.MAM MA11K.
The revelations mado by Mr. Dorsey, who, as
Secretary of the National Committee, must havo
known tho wholo truth about the corruptions of
tho Gartiold campaign, wore of such a serious
character, especially so far as Levi P. Morton's
sluioln tho proceedings was concerned, thatTiiK
Wori.1i olfeied its columns to any of the accused
parties to deny, if they could, the charges mado
against them. On Aug. Ill, 1H8.1, The World
Uorsev trav e the name of Levi P. Morton, then Mln
Isle r to Vranre, as the person who raised and contrib
uted lanrely to tbe Indiana corruption tund. Levi P.
Morton bos not pronounced the story a lie, although
he has had time to deny It.
Mr. Moiton did not deny at that time, and
has not at any subsequent period denied, that
ho contributed to and raised the fund by which
tho votes of Dcmocratlo States wero turned to
, the llepublican side in tho election of 1880, nor
has he ever coutradlcted tho assertions made by
ox-Senator Btophen W. Doiscy that such money
was a corruption fund and was distributed and
expended by persons designated by Mr. Morton
for tho purpose.
rLFNiroTKNTIAMEB AND rKntJVIAN CONTBACTS.
Aftor tlioinauguiatlou of President Guitleld
tho prediction that ho would cheat the
Stalvvnrts and break ull tho pledgets ho
had mado to secure their aid in the election was
v elided. Tho Treasury portfolio was denied to
New York and given to William Windom, of
Minnesota, and tho Stalwarts, especially tho
friends of Senator lloscoo Conkllng andvicc
Piosldont Arthur wero snubbed. Oilfield's
personal obligations to Levi P. Morton could
not bo so easily ignored, and tho banker
was offered tho Hecretaijslilp of the Navy or the
Mission to Franco. Time was nothing In the
Navy Department to tempt a money-making
banker. But about tho time tho Trench Mission
was nuclei discussion the house of Moiton, Bliss
A Co. entered Into negotiations with a French
Arm. consisting of tho Brothers Oautrcau
Pedro, Louis and Henri of Paris, for tho
salu of Poiuviau products in tho United States.
Tho Brothers Gutitrcau, as lcpreseutlng the
Paris Bocleto Geiu'ralo do Cn'dit Industriel
et Commcicial, held lights, concessions and
authority, by grant from tho Peruvian Govern
ment, for tho enthe trado in tho guano and
nitrates of Peru. They desired to mako a
contract with Morton, Bliss A Co. by which
the latter would act as their agents In tho
United States. Tho grant of the Peruvian
Government was of immenso value, and
Its enonnouB profits could bo monopolized for a
number of ycais unless n political disaster
should overtake that Gov orinnent. It no doubt
occmred to the Messrs. Oautrcau and to tho
Credit Iudustiiel of Paris that It would bo of
great advautage to their inteicsts if the bank
ing house of the American Minister to France
could bo Induced to tnko an interest In their
Peruvian contracts, especially as trouble then
existed between Peru, Chili and Bolivia, and
Peru was disturbed by an incipient revolution.
It might requlio influence of a poweiful charac
ter, both at Washington and Paris, to bring
about pcacobctvv eon those governments and to
st euro the recognition of tho frlondly govern
ment in Peru by Franco und tho United Btatos.
But It does not appear to havo occurred, to Mr.
Mot ton that it was highly improper for
a Minister of the United States accredited to
Franco to become peisonally Interested in a
aluablo contract with the Peruvian Govern
ment, in whoso affairs both the United States
and Franco might bo called upon at any moment
to intervene. So tho negotiations between
Morton, Bliss A Co. and the Gautreau Brothers
continued, and tho senior member of the bank
ing firm accepted the Paris Mission. Boou
after tho confirmation of the nomination the
guano and nitiate contract was signed, securing
largo pecuniary benefits to Morton, Bliss A Co.
Of course tho negotiations wero conducted by
tho noii-miiibtcrlal partner, Mr. Bliss. But
Minister Morton stood behind tho screen and
took cato that tho conditions were satisfactory.
A C C'NCinESSlOXAL INQUIBY.
It was not long before stories found their way
into tho newspapers, here and in Paris, hinting
that Minister Moiton had a large in
terest In claims arising out of the discovery of
the miuantile and commercial value in the de
posit of guano in Peru, and that the ex-Secretary
of State, James G. Blaine, and Stephen A.
Hurlbut, I'nlted States Minister to Pent, were
Bldo "psrduers'' in the pool. Out of tho scan
dals in this connection grew a Congressional lu
cst. ration, which was piosecnted by tho House
Commvttcoon I'oteign Allans, of which Repre
sentatives. Williams, Kassnn, ltice, Belmont,
Blount, Lord. Walkor. Orth, Donuoll and Wil
son were members.
On Febiuary '-'4, 1882, thn House of Repre
sentatives adopted a preamble and resolution
setting forth that "ono or more Ministers Plen
ipotentiary of tho United States wero either per
sonally interested or Improperly connected with
business transactions In which the Intervention
of this Government was requested oroxpected,"
and instructing the Committee on Foreign Af
fairs to investigate and report the facts. Subse
quently the committee was directed to demand
tbe Jscob R. Shepherd correspondence in ref
erence to the attempt "to entoree the claim of
the Peruvian Company or to induce the United
States to enforce this claim against Peru. "
These two resolutions constituted the author
ity under which the Committee prosecuted the
WHAT THE INVESTIOATIOil DIVELOPID.
In summing up the result of this Investigation
.. - jBgSjMSal-iriii .ft. Ylj4sAiasltfiklm.i
the Committee devoted Itself to the princi
pal Inquiry with which it was charged as to
' 'whether one or more Ministers Plenipotentiary
of the United States wero personally interested
in or Improperly connected with the business
transactions In which the Intervention of this
Government was requested of expected In the
affairs of Chill and rem."
With regard to the general subject of tho re
lation and connection of Ministers Plenipoten
tiary of tho United States with tho transactions
referred to in tbe resolution, the Commlttco
stated, by way of preface that while it
had been Impossible to separate tho Ministers
implicated wholly from the homo State Depart
ment, there had not been tho slightest ovidence
that any officer in that Department had any per
sonal or pecuniary interest, real or contingent,
attained or sought, in any of the transactions.
Tho Commlttco added that "no charges against
Ministers Plenipotentiary havo been brought to
tho attention of the Committee, except against
Hon. Stephen A. Hurlbut, late United Btaton
Minister to Peru, and Hon. Lovl P. Morton, now
United Htstcs Minister to France."
"It was charged," says the Committee's re
poit, " that the Hon. Levi P. Morton, Minister
Plenipotentiary of the United States to France,
as a member of the firm of Morton, Bliss A Co.,
after his appointment as Minister to Franco be
came Interested In a contract with tho Credit
Industriel for the sslo of Peruvian products in
tho United States. Upon this point Mr. Oeorgo
Bliss, tho business partner of tho firm, and Mr.
Robert E. Randall, counsel for the Cn'dit In
dustriel, gave explanations and uncontradicted
testimony. From this testimony it appears that
a contract was entered Into between Morton,
Bliss A Co. and Messrs. Gautreau A Co., of
Paris, representatives of the Credit Indiutriel,
dated August, 18H1, with a memorandum an
nexed to the original contract. "
THE HlNISTEIlUIi OUAXO CONTRACT.
Tho contract made between Morton, Bliss A
Co. and tho brothers Gautreau contained a
preamble and niuo clauses. It was a very good
contract for tho banking linn, and tho terms
conceded by tho Gautrcaus wore exceedingly
liberal. Tho preamblo set forth the concessions
mado to the Ore'dlt Industriel by tho Peruvian
Government foi the oxclusive right to tho guano
and nitrates and their transfer to tho Company
icproHcntcd by thu Gautreau brothers. Under
tho contract the house of Morton, Bliss A Co.
was constituted the solo agent for the salo of
tho guano and nitrates of Pent in tho United
States, a full 5 per cent, commission on the
gross ealcs being allowed to tho Morton firm.
The Gauticaus bound themselves to ship each
year a quantity not Icbs than the sales of tho
preceding year, and to deliver tho cargoes fice
of all expense and charge alongside of the ves
sels at tho designated port of delivery, and to
reimburse the llavr York agents for all subse
quent outlays for handling and warehousing.
If it wero deemed advantageous to mix and ma
nipulate or in any other manner prepare tho
guano and nitrates for sale, Messrs. Morton,
Bliss A Co. were to be the only parties author
ized to do such work in tho United States. The
temainderof the contract refers to matters of
detail. The contract was "done In duplicate"
in Paris on Aug. 27, 1881, and in New York on
a date not stated.
THE UINISTEBIAL MILK I THE VEnUVIAN COCOA
NUT. Tims far the contractbctwecn Minister Morton's
firm and tho French company seems to have been
in tho interest of the former. The liberality of
tho Fienchmen appears almost unaccountable.
But thore was " done in duplicate," on tho samo
day with the contract, a "memorandum "which
wns Intended to bo kept outside the contract,
hidden and secret, and yet a binding and most
important part of the contract. In this lit
tle, modest addendum is found tho milk in tho
cocoanut the teal reason why the French com
pany sought to make a contract with the New
York house, at tho head of which stood the United
States Minister Plenipotentiary to France. It
was a brief paper, and it contained an exhibit of
the considerations to be rendcrod by Minister
Morton for tho 5 per cent, all expenses paid
and no risks incurred, accorded to his firm in
theconttact. This tell-tale memorandum, the
intent of which is disclosed by its exclusion
from the contract and its execution as a secret
condition, Is as follows:
It la further declared and stipulated that tbe said
contract shall continue in full lorce and effect for the
period of tbe existence of tbe contracts entered Into
on tbe seventh of January, 1880, and the first and
elKnth of February, 1HH1, between the Peruvian
Government and the HoclctOi Oentraledu Credit In
dustriel ei Commercial, but in eate that the taid
contraett thould fail to become oieratve and efeetice
in eonteoMenee of the failure qf the United Slatetto
mediate between Chili, I'eru and lloltiia, and thut
teeure peace and the recognition of tht coneeetiont,
ricthte and privilege granttd toandtecured by the
contract above-mentioned, then the taid contract be
tween Metert, tlautreau and Morton, lititt A Co.
thall ceate and terminate at the expiration qf tix
yeart from the date of the taid contract.
It Is understood that In ease the contracts afore
said of the 7th of January. 1880, and the 1st and
rlth of February, 1881, shall be modtned or altered
with the consent of the Compagnle Financiers et Coin
mercialediil'aUfique. now substituted in the place
and atead of the HocUte Generate du Credit Indus
triel et Commercial, such modifications and altera
tions shall in no manner affect or Invalidate the con
tract between the parties dated the .
It la furthermore expreaslyaud formally declared
that tlie pretent agreement twned and executed
timultaueouilv tcith the aforetaid contract dated thi
day. for the contignment and tale in the United Mate
or the guano and nitrate, thall be held to form an
integral part qf taid contract, and that all ttipula
tion contained in both contract or agreement thall
be ermeidered in their totality at belonging to one
THE WITNESSES BEFOIIE THE COMMITTEE.
Tho examination oonducted by tho Commlttco
embraced tho testimony of Mr. Blaine, Mr.
Hnrlbert, Mr. George Bliss, of Morton, Bliss A
Co.; Mr. Robert . Randall, counsel for tho
Credit Industriel, and afterwards tho holder of
apoworof attorney from Morton, Bliss A Co.;
Jacob R. Shipherd, attorney for a number of
claimants In Peru; ex-Scuator II. W. Blnlr, and
several other less important witnesses. Mr.
Morton was at that timo in Paris and did .iot
appear before tho Committee. It Bhould not be
forgotten that this Committee was composed of
a majority of Republicans, who naturally de
sired to acquit Levi P. Morton of having
boon guilty of even a breach of tho proprieties.
With this view of the case in mind, the testi
mony taken by the Committee and the findings
based thereon were of a very damaging char
acter. In the first place it was shown that, notwith
standing tho fact that Dr. Jek)U Bliss was tho
activo agent in making tho contract quoted
above, Mr. Hyde Morton was fully cognizant
not only of its character but of its provisions.
He was In tho United States when tho prelimi
nary negotiations leading up to the contract
were made, and he was consulted by his partner
as to the advisability of entering into tho con
tract. Further negotiations were carried on by
cable in a cipher believed by the Committee to
havo been specially prepared for the transmis
sion of messages relating to this matter between
Mr. Moiton and Mr. Bliss. Mr. Bliss tostillod
that ho received several cablegrams from Paris
bearing upon tbe matter of tills conti act which
were not sinned, and he swore that ho presumed
they camo from Levi P. Morton because
they were in this cipher, and ho further testified
that his replies were sent to Levi P. Morton and
that they did not go astray. Mr. Bliss graphi
cally described the eagorncss of tho Cre'dit In
dustriel to secure the service of so advaiita-
March April May
Ara tha best months la whioh to purify roar blood, for
at no other seaaoD doss tha system so much nad tha aid
of a reliable medicine Ilka Hood's Saruparilla, as now.
Darin the long, sold winter, the blood bteomas thin
and impure, th body bacemss weak and tlrad, tha ap
patlt may b lost. Heed's BarsspsriUa is peenUarly
adapted to parity and aniloh tha blood, to treat a good
afpatlta and to overcome that tired ratlins.
Bold by all drotgUu. SI (staler S. Preparad enly
by. a L HOOD A CO., ApothaeariM, Lowail, Mass.
100 BO&ES ONE OOJUUUt
J' , simllMiifil
geously situated a firm as Morton, Bliss A Co.,
and ho also indicated that his firm had held out
strenuously for tho very beat possible terms.
MINISTER. MoriTON KNOWS ALL, ABOUT II.
In theconrao of his testimony Mr. Bliss made
It evident not only that partner Morton knew al
about the negotiations, hut approved of tho de
mand for unusually lilral terras. Referring to
tho second visit of tho negotiators to tho bank
Ing.houso Ml. Bliss snldt .
I asked what commission they proposed to
pay, and In the afternoon after they left
7 uitcuteed it with viv partner wbo were In New
York, and the next day when they came In I told
them I would entertain tbe proposition, hut only on
condition that we receive a full commission, what
is a f Hlfcomralselon ? I said 5 ier cent. They de
murred to that i said the Company would probibly
notpaylt. I satd: "Very well, rentlemen, I donot
eeek the business." Many times they c ame tn-I do
not know how many, but several at sport
Intervals, and the matter eame up, and I
said from first to last. I won't ente-tsln it, and I will
not take tt up on any less terma than o per cent, roni
mission. As nearly ia I cm reeol.
lect, Mr. ItandaJl then raid, "Well. Mr.
Huaret, If we want .Morton, . Bliss At cp.
to be tho cgenta wo have . got to c onje to
Mr. llllss's terms, I see plainly. You had tter
cable to l'aria and tell them that is the ultlmatnm."
I do not know when, but I understood that within a
day or two they had a reply that they hid aceepted
the terms. Hotblny further passed In reirard to it.
Mo memorandum of anyioit-nol a worn In the way
of an undcratandlniri It ti not suftmitfed fti writing.
Mr. Randall, in answer to Mr. Belmont's ques
tion as to whothcr Mr. Morton had any potsonal
connection with tho negotiations, testified as
Shortly after Mr. Morton reached Taria I called on
blm and referred to the negotiations with the -Company
on tho Pacific and Messrs. Gantreau & Co.. as
their respresentatlvea. and Morton, Bliss k Co. Mr.
Morton very pull'ely but very posi lvclysaidt "Mr.
Handall, tbatlsa matter which you hive conducted
throuirh Mr. bliss, so far as my firm fa concerned,
and I prefer for many reasons tbat It should so con
tinued Mr. Handall testified to the use of the private
cypher, and was asked by Mr. Kasson:
Did you ever ask Mr. Morton to use his Influence
with France or with any other South American Gov
ernment on this subject 7
WUEHB THE OfUClOUH OFFICIAL FUNCTIONS CAME
Mr. Randall replied:
I saw Mr. Morton on one occasion at the request of
Dr. Hosas, the rerrerentatlve of Peru in Paris. sow
him with Dr. llotae, and the object tea to have Dr.
Ilota reeoanized a rcprrtenting hit Government; to
have Mr Morton ute hi "ojHciou" influence
A member, mbmiidcrstinding tho word offi
cious, corrected Mi. ltando41:
Yon mean his good offices f
ho (repllod Mr.Ilandall); tbe word is "officious"
hieoftlcwu influence to hate Dr. Ilota recngnUed at
the iliiiMerat farie, inatmucli a Mr, Hlmnre had
bcenrecotniiedattherepretentaUve qf the Calderon
Government here at Wathinaton; ana Dr. Iloea
thought that he Mr. Morton) thould rxrrciee hi in
fluence to teeure Itoea' recognition there (in trance).
Mr. Morton declined to do so, as he had no In
structions from his Government upon the matter,
but eubteqvcntly he i:formcd me that when he
afterward had an interview with Pretident Grevvon
the inritation qf the iTCttdent (or France), he took
occasion to lay that a the United State had recog
nized Mr. Elmore, why thould not Or, Ilota be.
recognized in I'ant if the French Government wat
anxiout, a he wa then informed, and proposed to
unite with the United ,-tate in organizing a perma
nent got ernment in Perut Iunderttood Mr, Morton
taw Preeident Gretv twice,
MINtSTEn MOUTOS S rACLTT MEMORT.
Tho subsequent testimony of Mr. Randall
showed that he was finally made tho agent of
Morton, Bliss A Co. and held their power of
attorney, and that this power was not signed
until several months after Mr. Morton had been
appointed Minister to France. It was finally
signed in Paris at a time when both Mr. Randall
and Mr. Morton were In that city. Mr. Randall
further describes a number of calls which he
mado upon Mr. Morton. Yet in tho following
March Mr. Morton replied to an Inquiry trans
mitted by Secretory I'relinghuyeen at the
request of tho Commltteo of Investigation that
ho had no personal acquaintance whatever with
Mr. Randall. This statement tho Commltteo
rcgaided as most rcmaikable and altogether in
explicable, even by the friends of Mr. Morton.
WHITEWASH HrnEAD WITH A SOILED BllCTsn.
In summing up tho results of the investiga
tion the Commltteo mado a studious attempt to
deal as chai itably as possible with Mr. Morton
and his share in tho questionable enterprise,
yet they wero nevertheless constrained to leport
in the following language, which can hardly be
perverted into an exoneration of tho man they
were commissioned to investigate:
A Minister of the United States should have nothing
to do with contracts of an international character and
with which his official yoslticn may be affected or
bav e an tnfluence tn afty way wbataoever. In all our
diplomatic relations witli other nations we should
have most scrupulous reirard tor honorablodeallntr,
and should iniard with Jealous care ap-alnat anythtntr
which can pdvo even suspicion of a selfish or Improper
motive. Tbe contract of Moiton, Bliss k Co. was
with the Company, which was well known in the
State Department aa an important factor in matters
of ureat International consequence, affecting the
policy of the Government in a most important direc
tion. The Company was chartered bytbe Government
to which Mr. Morton w as c redited. and there were
many wa) sin which hemlirht be called upon to act
officially regarding tbe subject-matter ox tho con
tract, lie was at one time desired to exercise his
"(rood offices" In Krance in favor of the Calderon
Government, t he recojrultlun and upholding of w hlch
were regarded as of much importance to the Interests
of the Company with which his firm had made this
'1 he Committee are clearly of the opinion that Mr.
Morton has done nothimr, and at no tlmo bad he the
remotest Idea of doing anvtlilnir, which could com
promise the honorable discharge of his official dutiea,
)et they cannot but behove that the scrupulousness
manifested in his Interview with Mr. Handall would
have been sustained beyond possible contingency by
his prohibition to his firm to have anything to do
with this contract upon his first knowledire of tbe ne
Kotlatlons In regard thereto. Under the circum
stances tbe Oommlttee do not feel called upon to say
more upon tills point than to express the opinion
tbat all Ministers of the United Btates should care
fully avoid all complications which can by any pos
sibility JUBtlfy a suspicion of personal Interest or
bias In their official relations.
A MINISTERIAL, TRIUMFH.
While Minister to Fiuuco Levi P. Morton
was mere famous for his dinners than for his
diplomacy. Yet besidcB using his good offices
tosocutotho recognition of the representative
of the Peruvian Government friendly to tho
Gautrcau-Morton guano contracts, ho dosorvos
the credit of having secured fiom tho Frenoh
Administration tho recognition of the American
hog. Thld was regarded aa a triumph of diplomacy.
AFTER MR. EVABTS'g SEAT.
Mr. Morton continued to Bigh for oflico and
to invest his money In efforts to obtain of
lico after Ilia recall from Paris, in 1880. Tho
same) car he took his backers and his bank
book to Albany to capture E. G. Lapham's seat
in tho United Btates Senate, for which William
M. Kvartsbad been slated. But only twenty
eight legislators were in the market and the
Morton shonters, John J. O'Brien, Barney Big
lin, Jake iless and tho rest, could not bull tho
quotations of Morton stock to a higher figure.
Evarts was promptly nominated. Mr. Moiton
rcturnod homo with more disappointment in IiIb
chart than he had carried up with him to Al
bany, and his heelers returned withmorsMSMy
in their pockets.
TRT1NO TO BEAT HISOOCX.
In 1887, when the struggle for Warner Mil
ler's scat occurred, Mr. Morton was 'again
on hand, and so was his check-book and
so wero his faithful and hungry friends. This
tlmo tho purchasable stock stood at lie, but
could uot lo forced higher, and Frank Hlscoek, .
who had remained firm with an honest balance (
of power of 1 1 votes, was successful in the end.
On that occasion, at least, merit was more pow.
erfnl than money bags, anil brains triumphed
rpnCHASE OF TnE VICE-PBERIOKltCT.
In last year's campaign spot cash again eame
to tho front. Tho Vicc-Presldoncy was given to
Morion simply to sccuro money for the cam
paign. Harrison was poor, but available as a
figure-head. Morton was wealthy and would '
bting a heavy purchase, fnnd into tho election,
as ho did in 1R80. No Republican leaders ex
pected to carry tho election unless they could '
buy It. Mr. Morton supplied the greater portion
of tho cash for Dudley's bunchoa of fives last
year Just as ho supplied tho "soap " for Indiana
and Now York in t880.
In no manner is Levi P. Morton entitled to an
office of public honor and trust, unless a claim
can b6 justly based on a large expenditure of
money in politics. Tho use of money to purchase
elections or secure nominations or appointments
appcarH to a politician of tho Morton type to be
as natural and harmless as tho use of money to
purchase his horses, carriages and liveries Ills
only thought is how to buy office, not how to
descrvo oillce. Ho Is notoriously a vote buyer.
He is as much a jobber in the political market
as in the stock market. He has no idea of the
honorable obligations of those who accept publlo
tmsts. In Mr. Morton's case this is shown by his
entrance into tho Peruvian guano contract at the
moment ho became Minister to France and by
his retention of his interest in the Canadian
Pacific Railroad through his business partner.
Richard J. Cross, whon ho pretended to resign his
diiectorshlp in the corporation in the fear that
it might injuro him in last year's campaign. He
holds freo government in contempt. This Is
proved by his part ill tho election corruptions of
1880 as exposed by ox-Sonator Dorsey, the Sec
retary of tho Republican National Com
mittee. Honesty In politics is to him a
myth. That is blain from his close al
lianco with Tom Piatt and his identification with
all sorts of political trades, bargains and false
rcptesontatlons. He carries tho morality of
Wall street into public life. Ills investments in
the Garfield campaign were a speculative ven
ture, out of which he would havo mado millions
If Oarlleld had not chcatod him and repudiated
his bargains. Ho is a natural aristocrat, and
such political ofllcos as ho has held are owing to
It is a reproach to our institutions that a poli
tician of thn Morton type should be elevated by
virtuo of his money to tho second public posi
tion in the gift of the people, especially when it
is remembered that in casoof the death of the
President he would actually becomo the Presi
dent of tho Republic 1
MOBTON'S INVtSTMENTS IM POLITICS.
A prominent Republican politician, well in tha
ring, gives the following estimates of the sums
Mr. Moiton has paid out for political campaigns
1872. Grant, President 950,000
1873. Mayor, Sec. of State... 5,000
1874. Dlx. Governor 50,000
1875. Seward, Sec of State.. 15,000
1870. lliiycs, President 50,000
1870. Morton, Concross (de.
1877. Churchill. Soc. of State 5,000
1878. Morton,Conp;resB (elec
1870. Cornell, Governor 50,000
1880. Gnrflolcl, President.... 250,000
1880. Morton, CoDRrcss (olec
1880. Collected 700,000
1881. Cnrr, Soc. of State 5,000
1882. Folgcr, Governor 20,000
1883. Cnrr, Soc. of State ,5,000
1884. Blaine, President 75,000 (
1885. Davenport, Governor.. 10,000
1880. Morton, U. S. Senate,
1880. Daniels, Court of Ap
peals 5,000 (
1887. Grunt, See. of State.... 10,000 '
1887. Morton, U. S. Senate
1888. Harrison, President,
nnd Morton, Vice
1888. Collected 550,000 I
Rivals Meet. j
Mr. Colo Darko (wrathfnllyj-Whaffo yo' tell
MIbs Yallerbv dat I was In financial ditTercnlties,
Wlnfield 7 Is dat der way to out a feller out T
Mr. W. Scott Clntt Keep cool.cblle; yo'mighj
bust de buttons ofPn dat swell oborcoat, au'lei
do whole street seo yo' Catdigan jacket I
OF PRECEDING CHAPTERS OP
" A SERVANT OF SATAN."
THE ASSASSIN PRADO'S CAREER.
Tho Rlddlo that tho French Police Couldn't 8oIv
The tnytterlona assassin who wax sulllotlned In December lait at Tarla, nnder the name of Prado, bind
on the eve ot his execution a bundle of inaiiuaeriut niles roncernins his birth and pait care.r to a Irl.na
nsmeil Louia uerarib Tbe.e reveal for the tint lime tha romantic caxesroftbs nitraordlnary criminal wboM
Identity and part hUtory proied a riddle which the French foiioe were unable w.ol.f-, rher show that he was
tbe ran of a wall-known Cerman General and atateaman. whose identity will eaaily b recojrnriea undar the
pseudonym of Count von vvaldtar-t Tbe mother waa a Princess of one ol tna petty aoveralfu bouaea of Oarmany,
Agodunor tha lata Kincl'ralcrlck William IV, of Prussia, youca Waldberi enters tha army, contract, a sacral
marriage with a woman whom he pasiea off aa hla mlitreaa, and strikes hla Colon;' co lha ground whan the latter
"," . ?"!"? expression In ra'arrina to her. He tben deierta tbe army and becomes a Prussian outlaw, lie
fobs hla father and la disowned by blm. At Parle he turns hla wife out Into the streets lur betrayina him with
hia butler She la locked up by the police, while be leaves l'aria (or Egypt. Then, In the course of a, harem
Intrltoe, he Involuntarily killa the second wife of a powerful Pasha and eacapea to India, wbera ha ruins tha
daughter of an Kngllab colonel, and accidentally kills a Hindoo widow, whose houae ha aubaaquently roba, after
seeing an Innocent man auffer death (or hia crime. lie return, to l'aria, la recornlied by hla wife, wbo has
become a cocotta at the Mabllle; and ends by poisoning her, for which crime he la eentenoed to twenty yearn
penal servitude. Pontahed In the convict colony or New Caledonia (or being Implicated in tbs murdar of a (ellow
prlsoner, he eacapea with two compsnlona In a boat, and alter being toaeed about (or many days, and almost
dying of thirst, at length aeea a aall on, the horiion. They are taken to Uata,im where Frederick andhla companion
enlist In the Dutch army They eerve three yeara. whan Frederick', companion, Charles ltenler, deserts . under
threata of eipoa'nghlepaet lire,thedeerter perauadea Frederick to ooneant to an attack on tha army lunda, but
when tbe night arrives, rrederlekshoote two of the thieves, one of whom la hia lata companion. For tola act be
la decorated with a stiver croee and promoted tothe rank ot gentleman, lie beoomes acquainted wfth a rich Dnteo
laly and elope, with b.r to Japan. There he tire, of, her and, determined to acquire her fortune. h eTe,her
a o policn. A young Janin.M i nobleman, charged wit h theft by Frederick, commita hari-kari, and to avoid tha
vengeance of his ralatlvaa tha latter and hismlatreaa.'whols new In adrlng eonaitlan, have to flee from Japan.
iilSS 7,Mi! 'i1,M 'il". I01?,10. " her jraabapden tha deck of an Incoming etearoihip. and Wnts. Shortly
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