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(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!-
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. 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.
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
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.
yo e
till h
ls ..
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
"Without One
Dull Line"
Such lias been the verdict of
recognized literary critics in
speaking of our new
serial, entitled:
Little France
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.
kot nu-.s tuis literaky treat
BE (?)
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'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
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liny purl Ixiik-iI "III Ik- mulled
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fhe FREE PRESS XT Burlington, Vt.
.7 vsva tTOTOW.CUJ ."n'TST-SCTa;
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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
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lulling to thn neighholH mi eery IiuiIIki
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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
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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
A hind had seldom tors with ii rni't
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
Calm age
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
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 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
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
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