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Itsurprises many that
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He (having stopped to count five) Of
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The EnglWhman Kicked.
New Arrival How much is the fare from
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Ticket Agent One hundred dollars,
"You bloomin' robber! I can travel clear
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Rov. Dr. Talmage Enters a Flea
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"How much is a ticket, mistah?"
"Fiftv cents for the grand stand."
. "How much is de tickets foh to sit down,
Olistah?" Ud to Date.
Bacon "Are the Hies bad up your way?'
Kirhprt "I think not. A ureat many o.
them seem to go to church Sundays." Yon
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No wonder so many bank clerks go away,
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From Mrs. "Walter E. Budd, of Pat
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Money Obtained by Fraud Bends Hen Down
to Perdition Bribery Described hi hi
MuuiUir that Hit l'olnoued souia
of tbe Brightest Minds the
World Hui Produced.
In the following sermon Dr. Tal
muge calls attention to the vurious
modes by which some people enrich
themselves by dishonest means und
holds out to them a warning that they
cunnot afford to disregard. His text
is Timothy 6: : "They that will be
rich full into a temptation uud a snare,
and into many foolish aud hurtiul
lusts, which drown men in destruction
and perdition." '
That is the Niagara Falls over
whicu rusn a multiiuue of sc .s, uuine-
ly, the determination to nuve the
money anyhow, right or wrong. Tell
me how a man gets his money uud
what he does witn it, und 1 will tell
you his character, and what will be his
destiny in this world and the next.
I propose to speak to-day about the
ru.uous modes ol getting money.
In all our city, state und national
elections, large sums of money are
used in bribery. Politics, from being
tbe science of good government, has
often beeu bedraggled into the synonym
for truculency und turpitude. A mon
ster sin, plausible, potent, pestiierous,
has gone lorth to no its dreadful work
in ail ages. Its two bands are rotten
with leprosy. It keeps its right hand
hidden in a ueep poeket. The left
hand is clenched, and with its ichorous
knuckle it taps at the door of the
court room, me legislative hall, the
congress, und the parliament. The
door swings open and the monster
enters, and glides through the aisle
of the council chamber us softly as a
slippered page, uud then it takes its
right hand from its deep pocket, and
otters it in salutation to judge or leg
islator. If that hand be taken, und
the palm of tbe intruder cross the
palm of the official, the leprosy crosses
from palm to palm in a round blotch,
round us a gold eagle, and the virus
spreads, and the doom is fixed, and
the victim perishes. Let bribery, ae
cursed of God and man, stand up for
The Bible arraigns it again and
again, fcamuel says of his two sons,
wno became judges, "They took bribes
and perverted judgment." David says
of some of his pursuers, I heir right
hand is full of bribes." Amos says of
some men in his day, "lhey take a
bribe, and turn aside the poor in the
gate. Jliphuz foretells the crushing
blows of God s indignation, declaring,
lire shall consume the tabernacles
of bribery
It is no light temptation. The
mightiest have fallen under it. Lord
Bacon, Lord Chancellor of England,
founder of our modern science, author
of "Novum Organuni," und a whole
library of books, the leading thinker
of his century, so precocious that
when a little child he was asked by
Queen Elizabeth, "How old are you?"
he responded, J. am two years
younger than your majesty's happy
reign;" of whose oratory Ben Jonson
wrote, "Ihe fear of every mun that
heard him was lest he should make an
end;" having an income which you
would suppose would have put him
beyond the temptation of bribery
thirty-six thousand dollars a year, aud
Twickenham Court, a gift, and prince
ly estates in Hertfordshire yet under
this temptation to bribery, falling flat
into ruin, and on his confession of tak
ing bribes, giving as excuse that all
his predecessors took them; he was
fined two hundred thousand dollars
or what corresponds with our two
hundred thousand dollars and im
prisoned in London Tower.
The black chapter in English, Irish,
French, and American politics is the
chapter of bribery. Some of you re
member the Pacific mail subsidies.
Most of you remember the awful
tragedy of the Credit Mobilier. Under
the temptation to bribery Benedict
Arnold sold the fort in the Highlands
for $31,575. For this sin Gorgey be
trayed Hungary, Ahithophel forsook
David ,and Judas kissed Christ. When
I see so many of the illustrious going
down under this temptation, it makes
me think of the red dragon spoken of
in Revelation, with seven heads and
ten horns and Reven crowns, drawing
a third part of the stars of heaven
down after him.
The lobbies of the legislature of this
country control the country. The
land is drunk with bribery! "Oh,'
savs some one, theres no need of
talking against bribery by promise
or by dollars, because every mun has
his price. I do not believe it. Even
heathenism and the dark ages have
furnished specimens of incorruptibil
ity. A cadi of Smyrna had a case
brought before him on trial. A mnn
gave him nve nunorea ducats in
bribery. Thd case came on. The
briber had many witnesses. The poor
man on the other side had no witness'
es. At the close of the case the cadi
said: "This poor man has not wit
nesses, he thinks; I shall produce in
his behalf five hundred witnesses
against the other side." Then pulling
out the bag of ducats from under the
Ottoman, he (lashed it down at the
feet of the briber, saving: "I give mv
decision against you." Epaminondas,
f d 1 I 1 I offered a bribe, said: "I will do this
rveuiciuuci inc name thi lf itl)eri hti B1
if. w
Ol when you buy O.
O) . o
O; again O
ng II it ue right, and it it he wrong,
all your goods cannot persuade me.
The president of the American con
gress during the American revolution,
Gen. Reed, was offered 10,000 guineas
by foreign commissioners if he would
betray this country. He replied: "Gen
tleman, I am a very poor man, but tell
your king he is not rich enough to buy
me." But why go so far, when vou
and I, if we move in honorable society,
know men and women who by all the
forces of earth and hell could not
be bribed. They would no more be
bribed than you would think of tempt
Ing an angel of light to exchange
Heaven for the pit. To offer a bribe is
villainy, but it is a very poor compli
ment to the man to whom it is offered.
Meanwhile, my advice is, keep out
of politics unless you are invulnerable
to this style of temptation. Indeed, if
even you are naturally strong, you
need religious buttressing. Nothing
but the grace of God can sustain our
public men, and make them what we
wish. I wish that there might come
an old-fashioned revival of religion,
that it might break out in congress
and the legislature, and bring many
of the leading republicans and demo
crats down to the anxious seat of re
pentence. That day will come, or
something better, for the Bible de
clares that kings and queens shall be
come nursing fathers and mothers to
the church, and if the greater in au
thority, then certainly the less.
Mv churcre also to parents is, re
member that this evil of bribery often
begins in the home circle, and in the
nursery. Teach them to do that wnicn
is rie-ht. and not because oi tne ten
cents or the orange which you will
give them. There is a great difference
between rewarding virtue and maKing
the profits thereof the impelling mo
tive. That man who is honest merely
because "honesty is the best policy
is already a moral bankrupt.
Mv chnnre is to you, in all depart
ments of life, steer clear of bribery all
of vou. Every man and woman at.
some time will be tempted to do wrong
for compensation. The bribe may not
be offered in money. It may be offered
in social position. Let us remember
that there is a day coming when the
most secret transaction of private life,
and public life, will come up for public
We cannot bribe death, we cannot
bribe sickness, we cannot bribe the
grave ,we cannot unoe tne judgments
of that God who thunders against this
sin. "Fie!" said Cardinal Beaufort,
fie! Cnn't death be bribed? Is money
nothing? Must I die, and so rich? If
the owning of the whole realm would
save me, I could get it by policy or by
purchase by money." No, death
would not be bribed then; he win not.
be bribed now. Men of the world often
regret that they have to leave their
money here when they go away from
the world. You can tell from what
they say in their last hours that one of
their chief sorrows is that they have
to leave their money. I break that de
lusion. I tell thnt bribe-taker that he
will take his money with him. God
will wrap it up in your shroud, or put
it in the palm of your hand in resur
rection, and there it will lie. not the
cool, bright, shining gold ns it was on
the day when you sold your vote and
your moral principle, but there it will
lie, a hot metal, burning and consum
ing your hand forever. Or, if there be
enouc-h of it for a chain, then it will
fall over the wrist, clanking the fet
ters of an eternal captivity. The bribe
is nn everlustinc possession. You take
it for time, you take it for eternity,
Some day in the next world, when you
are longing for sympathy, you will
feel on your cheek a kiss. Looking up,
vou will find it to be Judas, who took
30 pieces of silver as a bribe, and fin
ished the bargain by putting an in
famous kiss on the pure cheek of his
divine Master.
Another wrong use of money is seen
.. i r . . I 1 . v ,.
in tne aouse oi trust iuiiuh. eariy
every man during the course of his
life, on a larger or smaller scale, has
the property of others committed to
his keeping. He is, so far, a safety de
posit, he is an administrator, and
holds in his hand the interest of the
family of a deceased friend; or he Is
an attorney, and through his custody
goes the payment from debtor to cred
itor; or he is the collector ior a dusi
ness house, which compensates him
for the responsibility; or he is treas
urer for a charitable institution, and
he holds alms contributed for the suf
fering; or he is an official of the city
or the state or the nution, and taxes
and subsidies and salaries and supplies
are in his keeping.
It is as solemn a trust ns God can
make it. It is concentrated and multi
plied confidences. On that man depends
the support of a bereft household, or
the morals of dependents, or the right
movement of a thousand wheels of
social mechanism. A man may do
what he will with his own, but he who
abuses trust funds, in that one act
commits theft, falsehood, perjury, and
becomes, in all the intensity of the
word, a miscreant. How many widows
and orphans there are with nothing
between them and starvation but a
sewing machine, or held up out of the
vortex of destruction simply by the
thread of a needle, red with their own
heart's blood, who a little while ago
had, by father and husband, left them
a competency? What is the matter?
The administrators or the executors
have sacrificed it running risks with
it thut they would not have dared to
encounter in their own private affairs.
Another remark needs to be made,
and that is that people ought not to go
into places, into business, or into po
sitions where the temptation is
mightier than their character. If there
be lurge sums of money to be handled,
and the man is not sure of his own in
tegrity, you huve no right to run an
unseaworthy craft in a hurricane. A
man can tell by the sense of weakness
or strength in the presence of a bad
opportunity whether he is in a safe
pluce. How many parents make an
awful mistake when they put their
boys in banking houses and stores and
shops and factories and places oi sol
emn trust without once discussing
whether they can endure the tempta
tion! You give the boy plenty of
money, and have no account of it, and
make the way down become very easy,
and you may put upon him a pressure
that he cannot stand. There are men
who go into positions full of tempta
tions, considering only that they are
lucrative positions.
I address many who have trust
funds. It is a compliment to you that
you have been so entrusted, but I
charge you, in the presence of God
and the world, be careful; be as care
ful of the property of others as you
are careful of your own. Above all,
keep your own private account at the
bank separate from your account
as trustee of an estate, or
trustee of an institution. That
is the point at which thousands
of people make sbif wrecks. TVy gtt
the property of others mixed up witu
their own property, they put it into
investment, and away it all goes, and
they cannot return thut which they
borrowed. Then comes the explosion,
and the money market is shaken, and
the press denounces, and the church
thunders expulsion.
You have no right to use the prop
erty of others except for their advan
tage, not without consent, unless they
are minors. If with their consent you
invest their property as well as you
can, and it is all lost, you are not to
blame; you did the best you could;
but do not come into the delusion
which has ruined so many men, of
thinking because a thing is in their
possession, therefore it is theirs. You
have a solemn trust that God has
given you.
In any community there may be
some who have misappropriated trust
funds. Put them back, or if you have
so hopelessly involved them that you
ennnot put them back, confess the
whole thing to those whom you have
wronged, and you will sleep better
nights, and you will have the better
chance for your soul. What a sad
thing it would be if, after you are
dead, your administrator should rind
out from the account books, or from
the luck of vouchers, that you were
not only bankrupt in estate, but that
you lost your soul!
I do not suppose there ever was a
better specimen of honesty than was
found in the duke of Wellington. He
marched with his army over the
French frontier, and the army was
suffering and he scarcely knew how to
get along. Plenty of plunder all about,
but he commanded none of the lilun
der to be" tiiken. lie writes home these
remarkable words: "We are over
whelmed with debts, and I can scarce
ly stir out of my house on account of
public creditors, waiting to demand
what is due them." Yet at the very
time the French peasantry were bring
ing their valuables to him
to keep. A celebrated writer
says oi the transaction:
"Nothinc can be erander or more
nobly original than this admission
The old soldier, after 30 years service
this iron man and victorious general
established in an enemy's country at
the head or an immense army, is
afraid of his creditors. This is a kind
of fear that has seldom troubled con
querors and invaders, and 1 doubt if
the annals of war present anything
comparable to its sublime simplicity."
My hearer, what are you doing with
that fraudulent document in your
pocket? My other hearer, how are,
you getting along with that wicked
scheme you have now on foot? Is that
a "pool ticket" you have in your pock
et? Why, O young man, were you
last night practicing in copying your
employer's signature? Where were.
you last night? Are your habits as
good as when you left your father's
house? You hud a Christian ancestry,
perhaps, and you have had too many
prayers spent on you to go overboard.
Dr. Livingstone, the famous explorer,
was descended from the Highlanders,
and he said that one of his ancestors,
one of the Highlanders, one day called
his family around him. The High
lander was dying; he had his children
around his death-bed. He said: "Now,
my lads, I have looked all through our
history ns far buck as I can find it,
and I have never found a dishonest
man iu all the line, and I want you to
understand you inherit good blood.
You have no excuse for doing wrong.
My lads, be honest."
Ah, my frends, be honest before
God, be honest before your fellow-men,
be honest before your soul. If there
be those who have wandered away,
come back, come home, come now, one
and all, come into the Kingdom of
God. .
I am glad some one has set to music
that scene in August, ISM, when a
young girl saved from death a whole
railroad train of passengers. Some of
you remember that out West in that
year on a stormy night a hurricane
blew down part of a railroad bridge,
A freight train came alomr and it
crashed into the ruin, and the engi
neer and conductor perished. There
was a girl living in her father's cabin,
near the disaster, and she heard the
rmsh of the freight train, and she
knew that in a few moments an ex
press was due. She lighted a lantern
and clambered up on one beam of the
wrecked bridge on the mnin bridge,
which wns trestlework, and started to
cross amid the thunder and the light
ning of the tempest, and the raging of
the torrent beneath, une misswp ano
it would have been death. Amid all
that horror the lantern went out.
frnwlinir sometimes, and sometimes
walkinir over the slippery rails, and
over the trestlework, she came to the
other side of the river. She wanted
to get to the telegraph station, where
the express train did not stop, so that
the danger might be telegraphed to
the station where the train did stop.
The train was due in a few minutes.
She was one mile off from the tele
graph station, but fortunately the
train was late. With cut and bruised
feet she flew like the wind. Coming
up to the telegraph station, panting
with almost deadly exhaustion, she
had only strength to shout, "The
bridge is down!" when she dropped
unconscious, and could hardly be
resuscitated. The message was sent
from that .station to the next station
and the train halted, and that night
that brave girl saved the lives of hun
dreds of passengers, and saved many
homes from dessolation. But every
street is a track, and every style of
business is a track, and every day is a
track, and every night Is a track, and
multitudes under the power of tenip'
tation come sweeping on and sweep
ing down toward perils raging and
terrific. God help ua to go out and
stop the train! Let us throw sonic
Rio-nal. Let us irive some warning. Bv
the throne of God let us flash sow
influence to stop the downward prop
ress. Beware! Beware! The bridg
is down, the chasm is deep, and t'
lightnings of God set all the niglit
gin on lire with this warning: "
that, being often reproved, harden
his neck, shall suddtnly be dcidio,
and that without remedy.''
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A man pan carrv a babv in such a fashion
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belief that he is bringing home a package of
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PerhaDs soma neople do not
the sphinx got its reputation for ncng "
wise by keeping its mouth snot far SfiUOl
years. Chicago Daily News.
Vit tnnrwH fren and Dennoaeafft
No fits after first dsy's use of Dt Kb"
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When neonle find fault with everything
they hear, they ought not to complain if
they do not hear everything. Ram's Horn.
Piso's Cure for Consumption has no equal
is a Cough medicine. F. M. Abbott, 383
Seneca St., Buffalo, N. Y., May 9, 1894.
Everybody likes to tell sensational news,
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