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THE BURLINGTON FREE PRESS: THURSDAY, OCTOBER, 20, 1904.
11 .... I -I. A.. ..111. ... i 1 .,-1 I 1 ., ..!.... (7, W l-'l-'1 ' " fc ' VMIWi Mill UUb ITWI4 credit for Ih's in v man!" lie cried, "Khoot dead If lio rnises Ills hand!" Then he Soot ".Surrender oulctly. iuu turned on .von." t' they i-hoot some of them tv !iI ig j on Hetti'r warn them not lo replied Armstrong mildly, ns If fferine lo a friend tidvlee ivlilch dtil coneeni himself. Do you surrender?" Come mid take luo If you arc nux s for the thousand pounds. It's i tli tho munev " 'lie 1 '-en 'l)iu.ni hesitated, edging utlously iilonir tlie parapet, so tUat his friends "hot lie would lie lis much possible aside from the line of lire, cmwgly his confidence In their irksmuiiship had not been tiugmcht- by Aniis'roiig's warning. If vou ruiM jour hand to a wenp said Ie (nurcy, "they will lire thi nd I cannot stop them. They ill in t v alt luy word." I k I Khali not raise iuy hand." I i ' I'm mini dnMied forward ntiil i i .e 1 mile nf linice. i ,h. tl, !" lie shouted. 1 , ga d Armstrong. He loaned 1 r soi'i sharply to ins horse, i l id"' and smote him a r!s- on I 'if shoulder with his open I he horse l'i' ved his powerful ' 1 jt nl po'Ml fur a moment .1 . . . I .1 I!. . .t , ( f ' , 1 III' 1 HIM 111 U ill UlM'tL !'!. s 1 ie i j ten ins ieei i a L ' . S' M"M 111' . ' I'"' '''I" llild ii sr v i v: (ill , ii' pi'fiipi't. hut n, tr, . ni.-ii ii- .iml grasped 111! hi t i m Ii of his doublet. 'io' dm' i wii mi', joti traitor!" e(i i j ie wi s a sueani oi iei ir n 'd t. next Instant tho river' l.-ited ,n a niiwonc'M ears. When he .ii 'o ,v surface he shook his head Ko a np.i nel. swept the water from s rtrn and looked aloft at the great rl.U-c . lii iinrntict wns lined with - - - . - - - - ..... .. .. ... . !.. . . - 1 ruopf s il l suicueii iuuiioniuss as u 1 i hill -en transformed to stone. l)e ( i. moment afloat, shrieked r fu N.mk again. Armstrong e i I 'ualyslH on the bridge - .Mini, and he turned his be " d ti.e bank of raw clay. , i (. i , cumnml U there np- ir .i.ii c L-ii. ic iiiuaL The p ho-M', breathins; labor!- i.. .... . . i .i .. i i .i ..ti.....i . i ..... .... .i... .i t....t he 1" rKf llmt he mlcht take the nseeut i n. . i -:tl ......! if it were a show they had n i r i ut tc see. liruee. his feet once t ... . J 1. 1 .. ml if(rp fnrtli n wild 'irhinnr of fie- icht Now the oiuo of command ntm In n litnut rtt nni'nr f rum tlirt After him. you fools! What are OM Dlul us tl I 1 "Too late, my lads, I think," Tontured William as he leaped his horse arioss the dit h that divided the lleldK from K.tm inn in TnrTinii r ii w kiinii Illh'IlLf'l L.'U. II1L1II 1L11 inn naiun, uuu they foivftting that his powder wai WUUT boauea, ien nacn. (TO UV. CONT1NUHD.) Mm i u --i.il the old fanner to the dniguKt .in:- liiivlii- purchased a quantity of sti'M lmine to kill oli rats 'I'm a man v 'm don't like changes. Vhun 1 it home 1 shall say to thu old woman "'Martini. 'i"!e's the stryehnliie to Ul'l (iff ti raif, anil you want to bo iniefi ' i' " 'Vt ...j, si ill I put it?' she will say. sumo old plar-e rialit alonu' Kin" piiuder. We've hill iik'iv for thirty year0, and - put U in the pie i-rilt or rv -.lake, but if wo hide it ,r- hi- down eellar or out to 'i i oi us n ill be sarlin to wiiii salts before the week ' -,' t a heavenly liustlo or. t Tree l'les. Fide keep yo e I IIWl till h ls .. 5a 111. -iv 1)1,1 lli I h. I I I ' ' - tUr'e 1 i -tn-iif rimi iiu vn r . - the yet eom-t of the - llrienn abound with son 1 i -f tin m as heavy as a an Kntjlish Maimer once took .il dozen of tlioho hen mom t i II' i i-'1 r i' iu in delivi'r them alive I ' a I .. dealer in Iiverpuol. I" i i Hicj reached Knulish wa t' in- turtles wa.t tnkm siel; ' ' 'i - overboard after having i T !- i- it with the name of the - 1 war tin1 name bteamer rnr-H i resa n. Mime tortoise on the roast rt si HpIphh, ni(iru tluui t.OOO mile- ii. tl,( point vljcie the home, sku if ur if had been tlun lm k over board A Vcrilril A il iiirin II Ion, O'l oi ..f ny tripH thlouuh the south I sauntered into an old dilapidated ret etciy i f iridi in and read many voir , ( il.-ir ep taphs upmi linnl, Ft ,en In pr ' ului- nttriK ted it y lltient in win. Ii hdiipein-d lo lie tl -it of 71 sin'-, win. Mill heen liiclinid to be n'nV "lli finvi' had lnii Miiee been mvlei ted, ..ml the iiiM l-iplion i oilld omy be read after liniihinu' away tho vines which jji'i v upon It Hut my la bor w is reu-inbd, for there on that tombstone I read, "Allan Wito weighed fiOO pounds, 'open wide the golden Kates "- Philadelphia Press. Army 1'lrliiK I'm 1 1 1 11 n ... Standing, kneelln- .sHUiik and lying flown are the four positions prescribed for firing by the army regulations The lying position alone Is preseribeil for the 800 and the 1,000 yard ranges, while at nil the other ranges up to 2,000 yards the lying and silting pos. tlons are used. At 100 and 'J00 yardu the sitting and standing positions nro liresenbed. Wherever the Hitting pos. tlon Is preHcrlbed the kneeling mny bo HUhstltuted, but for the majority of persons the silting Is by far the betler position of the two, Slli'iii'i'il Miiiiiinn. ".Sow." said the nuxlous mother, "you do nut want to marry that re porter Think or having u husband who never gets homo until 'i or .'! In the morning " "Hut" told the shrinking maiden, "aren't nil husbands like that? Papa Is iv r r reporter, and and yet" Iliit the antlous mother declined to liMon, ? "Without One Dull Line" Such lias been the verdict of recognized literary critics in speaking of our new serial, entitled: Little France A ROMANCE OF THE DAYS WHEN THE GREAT LORD HAWKE WAS KING OF THE SEAS. By CYRUS TOWNS END BRADY Here is what the Art Amateur, of New York, says of the story : Mr. Brady sUntls at tho head of contemporary writers of sija romances. This is tho mast picturcsquo and stirring talo which ho has offered to the public. He has opened a fresh field in which readers will meat "the ifredt Lord Ha'irko" and his picturesque env:roninents for tho first lime, it is believed, ' in fiction. Mr. Brady has spent much time in tho consideration of his theme, and his local colorinc is secularly vivid. His hero, an eighteenth century American serving in tho English navy, in English waters and at Quebec, r-is'C-s through a scries of enc-ossuifr adventures tnat culminate in the vorderful conflict on the B. ittany coast wnich showed the power of to Q'rheron touch. Tho gallant fichtinrr .on sea and land, so brii. a-'.y ske'ehod, is accompanied and softened By a cnarmir.ir love tale. A3 a 1 vo ;.:.ory alone, this romance exhibits a piquant ard fascinating c,ua ity t ,t Wnl move tho sympathies and interest of readers. As a soa romance, it snows a Droaaer )(.. ""Wi canvas and bolder touch than the 1 1 tfWatfrir autnor nas uscu oetore. his sra fights arc superb in their c-aphic power. "Littlo France" is not or!y deiirhtful history, but it brings with IS. the cemiino savor of the salt and tho very breuth of tho waves. IJOlEMBEIt THK OPEKIHG CHAPTERS EPGIN IN OUR NEXT ISSUE. DO kot nu-.s tuis literaky treat BE (?) H ' I ca3amytiiorawinlgwiirrTmi a. I iTIie Great Exposition perfectly Pictured, i I j Dell ghtfully Described F vou the day to day; U The Forest City Art Albums To which you are entitled as one of our readers rrt . I i?p? ?i ine only oinciui series--niuiuKitxuua uy me 4 i2 official artist of the Fair. Stevens of the Exposition. NOW TO GET 'IIii-ko junirrh reprniluctlnnx, ttIiIi'Ii "l roimtllnlp n com plete nniitiMilr mid rrrnrl nf the npoIIKin lire lint dl trllmteil li- n n mutter of pront. I'"! miller to pleine mir rcnilcri. Altlmimli tlie r-Kiilnr price In '-' cent", "e pluce I In entire cHr ivllliln tlie, rcju-li nf ever) render it t mily Wc a Part to rmrr tlie rii of 111. VII 1.1 Vi. W II tl' I'l ' i. AD- iinnHSiMi. mii.ini;, r.rr. Simply ill ' '"" pmi nt Hie rlRlit "ml lirliiu nr i-nil to un villi ten ceutn mill liny purl Ixiik-iI "III Ik- mulled In j mi nt (inee. nll nil nr inlilrc-"- N.imo P. rr fhe FREE PRESS XT Burlington, Vt. .7 vsva tTOTOW.CUJ ."n'TST-SCTa; POINTKU PAIt.V.K PIIH I.ive ..ft' i niuiiingo is rutin ,i onc seli il iilfnii- A dtop tun mui h has r iiim'iI m.itiy n mini to f.ill fiom gr.u '. 1 he i iulit K i iii I oi a 'Miiilc'' ncrr does onv li.uni at i pi.iycr inciting. It t. ikes a lot of olcvcrnchs to make a III tie ( lcMllilMt !.!'. I'.wn If Homo Ililmjs lerum; to go your w.m- t lu-i o mi other Uilim.-. A man held un le.ilnsis ilic il. pth of a hnlu until after lie g ts int it 'I he iom' Iti iud, tho violet's liluo-ainl so is a 111.111 win u Ills note i oiiicm due. Many a limn while wnlUing lo tnvn a uh lo 1 car fine IimIiiIxoh in a lu-cciit i-1k.ii'. .Money ilocMi't ahv.iVH 1 . t 1 to happiness, bill il lieliH III the hi ii 1 1 It M'l-y in.ilei iilll.', . All tl'in hnd children in the iiclghhui'hiiinl lulling to thn neighholH mi eery IiuiIIki 'iil Inform you. linl you ever pauso to think how ninny tin, Id mere nie. In the world who proli i iii mvi-r hnird of you ' v tc- Ity hu- lorcpd tii.iny i woman to n on tho Mage and tl should foice lots or o (iilU-d iKtreust-H lnu U to tin huiu r , ( hleatm .Nt wa want to know how big Fair looks from if you want to see, as in a mirror, its Life, Architecture, Plazas, Waterways, Vistas, Monu ments, Plateaus and Cascades; if you want to tread, in fancy, the Colonade of States, the Palace of Nations, the Commonwealth Pla teau; if you want to stroll through the "Pike," and if you want to learn all about the art and sculp ture of the Exposition, don't fail to secure that superb series of World's Fair Views. " ll ' I- .. I il Descriptions by Secretary THt VltWS. T-'i 1 1 out II. I" ''ii!tn-in iiihI lrlni? or si iul to os with 'i'KN CENTrf, as in die.iicil Ie low. 11c sun- In nlntr ulilcli Pnrl you lh I' I IM.ISIli;u, free Trent. r.iuloscil herewith 11ml TKN" CUNTS, j to cover eoHt of pnstue;n and uxpensn 1 of HiiilliiiK Purl No if "THIS i 1''oki:st city." h i ; i : i lcs nv WOKI.U'rt I'AIH A I !T POKTKOMO.S, lo whloli I air. untitled as olio of your 4 readers. i O. .State. Send nne Cnupnn nnd 10c for each pnrl ilcxlred. TA1II.OI!) PHILOSOPHY. Done to a turn Hi" .mil die net. A ride in a prison .in is one suit oi trial Hip. II talii.- lic lung Ktcen to paint the 1'iwn red. A hind had seldom tors with ii rni't heart. Hven the oarsmen occasionally has a stroke ot Inch. nt coutke the blind actnr lias to havo a lending in.in. Lots of nun nre criminals, nnd yet yoti can't tin n Ihi'in down. An liiriulBltlvo person Is not always a quest unmble clianiutci . iiin umbrrllii dcnlot natiu-.illy believes In the wuallii.T iiiollts. The man who wiiles on oil pi'iispeels If K nenilly a giishei . .No, Maude, (h.n. up f-houlij scarcely refi r t" a doctors hill n;i n piHme It Is Mldoin the liia piy timt has the most wcliiht with th icibll The wind miiv In t( mpc red to the shorn liiinh, liit not in tin ink iiiiirkct -liilliidlphin lU'iuid- Calm age Sermon By Rev. Frank Do Witt Ttlmatfe.D.D. Ixis Aflgle. CiiL, Oct. 16In th 'Hertnon the preftchw dlxnmm th tndone.r of society to ttmrpartngly eon rtemn In otif nox what Is tolcrntod In ihe other and tho almost untvwaol linblt of denouncing In othrni slna which w conceal nnfl oxcw In mir Kehpn. Tlio better wny of tho dlrlrHi law la HlrHtratcd from tire txt John vlll. 5, "Wlint Bnyent thonr llnve yoti ntodled constitutional fowl Wltliout rtotilrt It offew otto of tho moat nppstlzliiff fensfji ervir sprond In the bntKjtiflt hail of th" mrnral epicurean. It followa with uncrrlnpc eye the rami lleatlons of a government's Internal or Knnlmn, evrfi nn a medlral student Metircheii ont the eutanjrled pathwaya of the nerves and mutchm iitid arterlH of the liurnnn framrt. Const! ti tlon n I lnw Is nboo. ull othr kinds of law. The natkuial eoaKreaH and tho lejjlilatures of the states deal with conditions as tliuy arise, and uomo tlmes, In their haste to remedy an evil or to provide mentw for an urgent pur poiK', they enact a attrtuto wIik u proves to bo unoonstllutional. What do we mean by that? Wo mean tlmt thcro nro certain fundamental prbulples of government embodied In our constitu tion which must not he trausgressed. If a law In pawed which violates one of those prinelples there K no need to reprcil it, because when It It found to be uucoiiHtltntlonal It at once be comes void and luoperatlve Thus hack of all legislation stands the con ntltution as tho supremo test by which tho acta of president and 1 nvniultera nre Judged. It defines th- rights of rulers and legislators and net- limits to their power and Is the Baieptmrd of nntlonal liberty. In the Utngtlom of Ocd we imve nlso a sitprem- authority. Tlie councils of the churcbos may formulate doi-trines, make decrees nud construct creedu and catechisms, but high over nil thero Is the will of the great King of kings. Christ Is the supreme ruler of biu kingdom, and his word la :).o tost by which every dogmu and practice must be Judged. Lot oa conaldor some of the chamcterlatlra of thin Koremment. An AtnoHit Moiiuob, First, It la on ahaolute moiwrrchy. We have goTernmests on earth thnt wo deacrlbe as absolute monarchies, meaning that they have no constitu tion. We npeali about 'he Unstrinn government ns an abaohre monarchy, but It Is not. There are ' , ousands of things which the Kusdi.it- czar would llko to do which ho cannot do. With him pistol or sword Xicholas might slay his own children, as Ivan the Terrible in maniacal rnfcte killed his firstborn aon, and no power on earth could bring him to Justice. Hut there nro limits to the present cz-ir's power. Ills own Butrjeoti recognize the fact. The old Iln.Hlnn proverbs tell ur thero are mnny thtnsrs tho eznr cannot do. Among those proverbs nre the follow ing "Even the ezur gctn his shoes bespattered If he puts his foot In a puddle." "The czar's crown cannot protect him from a headache." "Tho ok of tho czar can havo only two bonis." "Even the rr.ar's vinegar will not sweeten." "Put the C7ar In the desert and ho is a man and nothing more" "The czar's edicts are good for nothing milef liod'u 'Amen' Is written on them " By these (junlnt aphorisms, current in Flusnta, do the people show that they realize that, powerful ns tho llusslan autocrat Is, he is subject to human limitations, like the most obscuro peasant In his em pire. It Is well known, too, by states men that even an n ruler he is not so supreme as is thought The nobles who snrrmind him oierelso a con itralnt upen him, and his agents often thwart his will. In an Infinitely higher honse Is Christ tho nbsolrrte ruler In his kingdom. In libs wisdom and power ho governs without check, and his word is the law nnd life of his people. Ho Is lu truth more than a prcsldeut, more ttuin a doge of Venice, more thnn a king, more than a czar. He Is an absolute mon arch In the Ohrifftlnn world. A significant illustration of ChrlKt'fi originality and his freodom from cur rent principles nnd prejudices la given In tho gospels, and It may help us to understand bl attitude If we study the story. Ono day while Jesus was teaching hi tho torople surrounded by the peoplo the sertbra and I'hnrlsees tried to irrtrnn him, Illgbt into tho temple where Jesus was tuny dragged' a tronibllng, frightened, Hobblng worn- on who had been taUon In adultory. Right throngh the crowds of litrtener!! tlioy pushod her. Then tjpuy crlod ont In stnutorian tones so that ull could hoar: "Master, wlint shall wo do with her? Shall wo stone her to death, aa Moses commtinded, or shall we Un her po free?" Instead of Christ condemn ing or ticqulttlnc the poor creature, as they nil supposed he must do, Christ by his actions as well ns by tho word of Hp condemned the men wlio wero her accusers. What was the meaning of that Judgment? We cannot for a moment Kuppoao that a beins o pure os Christ thought lightly of so heinous a trtn. It must have been lonthsoma and abhorrent to him, but wo may learn a Icsaon from tile way n which ho treated the sinner nnd her aocuicrs, a leson aH tho mom wrtchty becanse it comes from him who Is the embod ied law of the kingdom of Qod. Tim dlvino law, ta tho first place, makes no dlsertmln'ou between tho inuscuUno uud the fnrufnlne slna. It does not come to rmu and snatltngly any, "Wmreand, you have a right to b a libertine, vh0n jronr wife must tread Uio narrow path of virtue." It dow not any, "Brother, herv In the 'mloon of retrpeetabflrty' you enn pet drunk, but If your idator la found In that an loon she will be illwaccd for life." It dons not Bay that a mau can tell Win trucks and be the companion of pu gllhrtic thagn nnd dlflwoitite characters nrxl rttll be rpccted, while a woman, having done wront;, can never 1 al lowed to enter asaln Inlo the naflotda tlon of Um (rood and the true mid the respectable. But the drlne law does any thla: "O men, If tto sin that this women lias committed Li to be punish ed by stoning, every one of yott who has committed tho snmo sin deserve to be stonod also." A blasphemy from a man's Hps In the light of God la Just ns Yltrt and culpable aa n blas phemy from a woman's lips. The itns of Arjanlas and Abab are as erll aa the ulna of Happbira and Jwwbel. And yet from time Immemorial fhe world has always hud two criminal courts In which It has judged its moral delin quents. The one in the "court of mer cy" for masculine offender; tho otfeer Is the "court of no hope," In which lyn? oyM Judge Hardheart aits upon the herrch, ctmrglng the Jury of "no rcfrrMs" and sentencing woman de fendant after woman defendant to n life Imprisonment In the "penttentlnry of despair." The rule Is one comtaranntlon for masculine sins and another for femi nine We nil know that tho Pharisaical Ideas nf old nre common at the present tlnio. Indeed, I go even further than this. I sometimes th nu tlvit, as far as the world Is concerned, many peoplo are prone to admire men if tboy ore not loo Kood, If tboy havo an Immoral besunlr -hment of their rucord. They are nut glurt when they sny, "He Is a square, true man," hut they are happy when they can say, "Tic Is a wild fel low, hut mighty nice." It Is on ncconnt of thin tendency of the human race to JtidV mnn'n sins differently from wom an's rim that we often find men In public places ho.nattnK of their evil deeds na though thoy wore the .Mgns of true manhood and nobility. A few weeks ago I was riding In a California railroad trnln opposite two men. One waa a famons eastern eontrnctor. What wan my amazement to find that his conversation was divided Into al most equal parts. The one was to tell his companion tho hurd work ho was dolnfT by tho day, anil the othor was to tell how mnny times he got drunk by night nnd how he could outdrlnk every ono of his business associates with whom ho was accustomed to deal Had any womnti dared In a public car to acknowledge such debaucheries every man, woman nnd child slttlut,- wltbjn sound of her voice would have looked upon her as a moral leper, to be shun ned as much ns tho eastern lepers, who with sticks and atones are driven forth from the habitations of man and quarantined by themselves as menaces to the public tmfety. Deal Jnatlr VTItti the Rrrln. The highest compliment which In chlvalrlc timet could be given about a father was, "His daughters were all virtuous and his aoaa wero nil brave." Itut why should not the ions tie virtu ous as well as tho daughter!? And yet, man O bitter man, O censorious and guilty man thou art ready to con demn thy sister whon thou art not ready to condemn thyself. Joseph Par ker in one of his great addresses de scribes a brother mmitrtr who had driven an errinic and yet reptmtnut daughter ii way from his home. Joseph Parker pleaded and prayed with the angry father to take her back "nut khe haw disgraced my home," said ho. "I cannot, I will not take her back.'' "P.ut, man." said Joseph Parker, 'in your younger days have not you your self also been guilty of sin 7" "Yes," said the father, "but 1 am a man and she Is a woman. The world Judges man's sins differently from a woman's slu-.." "That Is so," i-aid Parker. 'Man Judges man's sins differently from wo man's ntns, but Christ judges both tfco sins the same. 'He tht Is without sin among you, let him first cast a ftnne at her.' " Another characteilntlc of tho divine law Is that it recognizes no distinction of rank or station. As the dlvino lav, makes no distinction tK'tween sexes, It also makes no distinction between the sins of the upper and tho lower social classes. It does not have one criminal code for the palace uud another for tho hut. It doos not havo ono for the wealthy Wall street finan cier who manipulates the railroad stork and "wntnm" It ami cheats thou sands of small Investors out of their all, and another for the groeeryrann who has falw weights aud never wends a full pound of coffee or ten or sugar to his customers when they pay for a fnll pound. It doob not have one RiU of rnles for the wife of tho millionaire who hlilen her diamonds and watches and Jewelry In her dress to e.scnpe the scrutiny of tho New York custom houae officials, which jewelry she Is bringing to her Aruericnn friends after a European trip, and another set of rulps for the newsboy who steals a Irmf of bread out of tho baKery waffon when the driver Is away selling his goods at a kitchen door. In othor WordH, what the divine law condemns In homespun It condemns In broad cloth. When It saya "Thon abalt not" j to the plebeian, It also says 'Thou shalt not" to the aristocrat. What It denounces In the heart of the serf It also denounces In the heart of thn ruler sitting upon the king's throno, or of the JudHtf sitting upon the chief Justice's bench of the supremo court, or of the premier trovernlnp; In stnte- trnft as Joseph did In Kgypt, or aa Blsmnrelc did In (iermany, or as Glad Htonn did In the nrltluh parliament. Xo IJtatlnorlou Drtntcu Clnaae. Vo you bellove God discriminates be tween the sins of the social classes? If you do, let me by tbe scene of my taxt disabuse your mind of that sur mise Conio, let us push our way through the multitudes crowding in the temple and find out who compoae thut group. Wto nro those stronc, flno loolclng men standing lu front of Christ? They am not lmlgiiific&nt clerks, Thoy are not laborer ur farm ers who have come Into town with dust Ixogrlmcd clothes. They nr not hirelings or tioggura or men nnd warn on who from perpetual mnvings havo become tramps and vagabonds. Moat of that group Just lu front of Christ havo kceu Intellectual faces. Thoy have In tbtir physical movements tbo actions of snccofiKftil men, They havo in tlie glance of tlielr eyes (he senrch Ing power which bespctiks command. "Those men," wrote Dr. Strong, "went the scribes. They wore the doctors of tho law and tho Interpreters of tbe jlture' Jl. P5LILJUaf PhnrtHeen. They wero ao particular to keep tbcmmlres outwardly unspotted from brlltlMin customs that tboy car ried cnrtHMta from tho Hebrew law about with Uicm in little boxes or phylacteries. Tby had these boxes strapped to their forehcada thnt all men might nee thern. But wbn theso men, these loaders of Jenumlom, were Branding there condemning a poor out cast woman for her sins Christ In rri tenco wa making figures upon tho ground with hi fingers In whiob they might raid their omi eondexnnatloa. What Joans Christ was writing upon tbe ground la not roeorAed; but, though wo may ner Vnow on earth thoe ex act word. I hare a good deal of sym pathy with that evangelist who ald that Curie wan writing the crrt his tory of mca scribe and Pharisee wMto thay wore apeaklng against the aobMng culprit. No nooner did the Brst scribe begin to talk than CbrMt began te write, an tkough be had set down (feme words: "lawyer, you are not living with your wife. She has left you on account of your dissoluteness. She Is now gone back to her fntlier's home. For whst are you condemning this wo man? For your own slnV No sooner did the lawyer look down on the ground and see what .Ichus was writing than he turned and departed. When tbe next speaker, a Pliarlsce, began to talk Christ begnn to write again. "Rich man, you have never committed tho crime of which this woman was guilty, but yon own tho house In which ahe lives and caiTroH on her vile traffic. The rent yon get from that house la blood money. Why nre you speaking ngttnst your tenant? Yon arc a part ner with her In crime." When tho Pharisee capitalist saw what Christ wns writing and that all the people wero laughing at him he also disap peared. So Christ went through tbo list of illffrT-nt accuser. Hut whether Chrlt wan writing the history of thoso licensers on the ground or no wo caro not, for one fact we do know hy his alienee as well as later by his spoken words Christ was teaching the sweep ing lesson that a rich man's ulns, n prominent lawyer's nr physician's or statesman's slni or a minister's sins nre Just as nverly condemned in the sight of f)od as the poor man's gltia. The divine law discriminates not be tween the sln of the upper and low er social classes, but between sin aud righteousness. The sin of the broad cloth Is the same black sin which some times nests under the rough woolens of the laborer and the mechanic. Sin Is fn wherever fount! o Immunity Klrrn, Hut I And In the next place another trenchnnt lesson. Thu divine law docs not accept real In bringing others to Justice as a ground for absolving the prosecutor of his own wrongdoing. The scribes and Pharisees caunot atono for their skis by denouncing ond condemn ing otfears. Though a man might prove every other man a living example of total depravity and devote his life to the exposure aad arraignment of crim inals, ho moat take bli own placo at the bar and answer the Indict&ient of his own Iniquities. Instances have been known of a criminal under hu man government securing for himself Immunity from punishment for his own crimes by betraying his leader to the officers of ftie law or even by himself executing sentence ou that leader, but such men are despised for their per fidy, even hy the community that profits by the treachery. A similar prluciple Is applied In our courts of Justice when a man is allowed to turn mate's evi dence, it ho runtimes happens that there H no way of convicting a notori ous criminal but by the testimony of n confederate. That confederate's) evi dence lias to be pnrchased, and the price paid Is a pardon for htm of his own Ahitre In tho crime. It Is a heavy price to pay, u mlfrcnrrlaKO of Justice, but it Is a result of the Inadequacy of hnmnn administration, and it ha! no place under divine law. When Pordrio Diaz became president of tho Mexican republic he did not In tho beginning employ honest men to capture scoundrels. The hills nnd the mountains of Mexico were tlie rutrouts of scores and hundreds of brigands nnd robbers. What Dlai did In tho beginning was to send for gome Of the leaders of tho roving bands of thieves. Ho then commissioned these lenders as representative t of his own govern ment. Ho dressed them tip In Mexi can nniforms and sent them forth as police to hunt down and brine to Jus tice their late companions In thievery and murder, lie sent these scoun drels forth to capture scoundrels. Aye, and they did their work well! Javert, because he had at heart all thn make up of a scoundrel, made a fine sleuth hountl on the heele of a Jean Valjaan. And thus many iconndrels in Mexico dnring the first administration of Otat won their pardon for pst crimen, not by repentant hearts, but by trying to bring thn outlaws of Uericomon Uko themselves to Justice, in tho scene of my tort tbeae scribes and Pliariseca. sinful men at heart, alnful In thrtr past Uvea, wero striving by their ac cusation of this wicked woman to gain a cliorartor tpr virtue and purity that thoy knew they did not deserve. BJMh Mart Aowwcr IFvr !ta Own. But what did Cliriat dp? Did he say: "Pharisee, thou art a libertine. Scribe, thou ort moraJly corrupt." Oh, no! He turned and sltnpJy held up b fore thalr countenances tlm mirror of convicting conscience, In which fbey ootim see tnuir own pinnii nrivcs. i iiuum pit mull u - u piumi i Christ ua!d. "Hsi that Is without sin among yon, let biai Arat cast a stone at her." Thon orw by one they shmk away, flo, my friends, when you nnd I toduy, going forth Into n slufnl world, are trying to prove this woman W had and that man la bad and that young boy Is bad and that yonng girl Is bad, we ure not deceiving God ft to our own charaeters. We do not Improve our Branding at his bBr by denouncing others. Rather by our harnh nnd un charitable Judgment we nre proving ourselves deserving of cimde.mrwtion. Lot us refrain from easting stones at the sinner. Wo muut all answer for our own deals' at his bar who said, "Ho that Is without sin, let him first cant a atono at her" And without one exception wo mint all either slink away before the Hashing eye of OhrUt or, like tho poor publican In tho tumple, moan, "( rod, lx merciful to iue,ahinerr' The divine law is omniscient. TOvll dncda that the world docs not know of are kaown to God, and at hla Judg rnent bay th evldaoce of them YfJU confront ihe wrongdoer If fhey hava not bean pardonud through Chrlat. liven In this world crimes long ofju committed and HUccesnfully Wddnn have boen unextKictodly disclosed and brought home to tho perpotrator. Thn Ilov, Dr. Donno in one of his sermons gnvo a very dramatic incident of hla early lite. EHtrtaig hid flrwt pimtortito hu was one day rvwtchhig tho Mixton digging a grave by his vOIbeo church. Suddenly he threw out of tlie grnv ttva skull of a man. Wbon Dr. Donne plcl&ud it up he found a hcnd'kxia null Sticking in thn top of the skull. lie said notbing about the null, but n -ke'l (ho sexton, "To whom did this skull hatooa"?' He found thnt It wis tlm atofl af a drunken feUaw who one nkjht wS found dead In hit bed from the lUButtii, as the peorttn supposed, of as attack of deMrtum trernenn. Dr. Donne aaksjd: "Had he a wlfo? Wns aha Hrfcig yet? What cbnrncu-r was that "Very (food," anid tho sexton, "with on exception; fhe ndghborn do say she married her neexmd husband on the dny after tbe funornl of her first Inwbend." Dr. Donne walked from that graveyard to wtiero tho woman wns fnen living, who wtw once the wifn of fhe dnd man. Ho tutld borv her horrlflied eyes tho sktrll nnd te nail sticking In the skull. "Worrmn." aald he, "dp you know thte rrall'7" She acknowledged that rhe did. Bbo coth fcatwd to the crttce of murder commit ted many years tetore. And on ac connt of her confession and tlxi con vlcthog evidence she was hnnged for that crime. Oh, my friends, bn not otnoog tho BcrttHM and Ptrarlwea who barvf! no mercy, no ctuarlry for slrmcrat Havo onr liven been Irmnncularto? It there any evidence ngntn-rt n thnt may confront us when we are morclles-sly itmalllng our erring brothur or tbtiirl It will be n shameful, a hurallh3ng, ponttlon to stand convicted br.i'om Christ of those slug. Do you not fool that Jesus Is speaking to us, as he spake to the proBecutors of old, "Ho that ts without fin, let htm first cstt a sttmo at her?" OenflenrH For fhe ftepenfnnt, Tint, though the dlvino law was and !s to hard upon tho unrepentant sinner, how gentle, how loving, how pardon ing, how forgiving It waa und is to tho repentant sluner who coms asking for mercy at the feet of Josn.i Christ. Sweeter than oven tho comir of a little child to be caressed and fon;iwti by a loting mother Is Jhls picture in my text of a poor convicted outcast trembling at the feot of Christ and finding pardon and peace and life. I can see hor now at the rCMgh men nre pushing her up. Her face Is scratched and bleeding; she l)ght9 them step by step. I see her as they fling iter at the Master's feet. There at first sho brinks under his pure gae. expecting that one so sinless will indorse the con demnation of her accusers and In hor ror at her crime band her over to tho asaoutioner. Hut, though he loathes her sin, he has compassion for thn re pentant slurxiT. I wo her now, wbnu all fear leave her and the bad meu turn their backs upon her. Now alio looks up roto ChrlsCa face with grate ful love. Oh, my friends, though ymi mny be scarred M-lth the sins of an evil past, though you mny be cnat oif by the world as one who ousht to die mercy and pardon In Christ you wid find! Will you not as a refxmtsnt s o tier throw yourself at his feet, vlture you will find peace and life and bone' And where CLIO, this broken hci'-'e' Magdalen" find her peace? Ah. yes, ' was In the tcrnplo1 There the "dh'tn lnw of moTcy" was revealed to he. While Christ was teaching the peopln the qreat lesson ot God'B forgiveness of sla thoy brought her to him. In thn templo Jostle turned and ?uld to her "NoTtliT do I condemn thee 2o snd Fin no more." In the tempK m this building, this church dedicated tor th worship of Jesus Clirrat, O sinful ntan, you mny hoar the volco of the Master offering you pardon cf sfn' You can hear him If, like thn brokeo henrted woman at the feot of Cbrfcrt. you nre a repentant atrmer. Ton can If yon will 6ny, "Lord, iave ma and save mo nov." That pardon through Chtlat Is tbo promise af tho dlvtno law. Will you trrta It? Will you recdvo ft now? CorrrrtRttt, 190. br Xwrols-ronpscrtJ When Your Men Go Wrong It May Da Your r&ult Jurt . HucK a Tbtir Every fellow Is really two men what he Is and what ho might tit ant you're never absolutory sure whic'i jou're going to bury Ull he's dead. Hut l man In your position can do a whole ot toward furnishing tbe ofnciaUuc clergyman with beautiful examples in stead of horribln warnings The great secret of good management Is to bo wore alert to prevent a man's goins wrong than eager to punlab him for It. That's why I center authority and dis tribute checks upon It. That's why I've never had Hny Honest Old Toms or Good Old Dicks or Faithful Old Harrys handling my good money week days and presiding over tho Sabbattj hehool Sundays for twenty yearn and leaving the old man Short n hundred thousand and the little onea short a puperlntcndcnt during the twenty-flrst ysar. It's rigtrr to punish these follows, but a eult for damugea ought to !u agolust tlielr emi'oycix Crlmlijul carelessness Is a bad thing, but tho i I carolessnoas thut mako. ilmluals W worse. The chances are that, to stnr: with, Tom nnd Dick were honest and good at the oflice and sincere at tho Kttnday school, nud that, given thn right circumstances, they would havo stayed so. It was their employers;' business to see that they were sur rounded by the right ctrcuuiHtanecs at the oWcn and to Und out whether they surrounded themselves with them at home, A man who's fundamentally honest Is relieved Instead of iigKrlovod by having proper checks on his handling of fuuda, and tho brRgor the rami's position and the amount that ha bun dles tiki tnoi'o Important this Is V minor employee can take only minor sums, nnd tho principal harm done 1st to himself, but when a big follow gets into you it's for something big, nud more Is hurt than hla morals nnd your toellugs. Ktom "Old Gorgon Graham; More Letters From a Self. Made Mer. chant to Ills Son," by George Harare Lorimer , !)! mil aiii r