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DR. TALMAGE'S SERMON.
SUNDAY'S DISCOURSE BY THE NOTED
Doneity Eulogized—Ruinous Modes of
Getting Money—Why Politics Has Be
come a Synonym For Truculency and
I Turpitude—The Morals of the Gospel.
TBXT: "They that will be rich fall Into a
temptation and a snare, and Into many
foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men
In destruction and perdition."—l Timothy
That Is the Niagara Falls over which rush
a multitude of BOUIS, namely, the deter
mination to have the money anyhow, right
or wrong. Tell me how a man gets his
money and what he does with it, and I will
tell you his character, and what will be his
destiny In this world aud the next. I pro
pose to speak to-day about the ruinous
modes ot getting money.
In all our city, state and national elec
tions large sums of money are used In brib
ery. Politics, from belng'tbe science of
good government, has often been be
draggled Into the synonym lor truculency
and turpitude. A monster sin, plausible,
potent, pestiferous, has gone forth to do
Its dreadful work in all ages. Its two
hands are rotten with leprosy. It keeps
Its right hand hidden In u deep pocket.
The left hand is clenched, aud with Its
ichorous knuckle it taps at the door of the
court-room, the legislative hall, the con
gress and the parliament. The door swings
open nnd the monster enters, and glides
through the aisle of the council chamber
as softly as a slippered page, and then it
takes Its right hand from its deep pocket,
and offers it in salutation to judge or
legislator. If that baud be taken, and the
palm of the intruder cross the palui of the
official, the leprosy crosses from palm to
palm in a round blotch, round as a gold
eagle, and the virus spreads, and the doom
is fixed, and the victim perlshos. Let
bribery, accursed of God and man, stand
up for trial.
The Bible arraigns It ngaln and again.
Samuel says of his two sous, who became
judges, "They took bribes nnd perverted
judgment." David says of some of his
pursuers, "Their right hand Is full of
bribes." Amos says ot some men In his
day, "They take a bribe, and turn aside
the poor iu the gute." Elipha* fortells the
crushing blows of God's iudlguatlon, de
claring. "Fire shall consume the taber
uncle of bribery."
It is no light temptation. The mightiest
bave fallen under it. Lord Bacon, Lord
Chancellor ot England, rounder of our
modern science, author of "Novum
Organum," and a whole library of books,
the leading thinker of his century, so
precocious that when u little child he was
asked by Queen Elizabeth, "How old are
you?" be responded. "1 aui two yours
younger than your Muajesty's happy
reign;" of whose orntory Ben Jonson
wrote, "The fear of every man that heard
him was lest he should make an end;" hav
ing an income whieh you would suppose
would have put him beyond thetemptation
of bribery—thirty-six thousand dollars a
year, aud Twickenham Court, a gift, and
princely estates In Hertfordshire—yet
under this temptation to bribery, failing
Hut Into ruin, and on his confession of
taking bribes, giving as excuse tlint ail his
fjredecessors took them: he was lined two
iundred thousund dollars—or what corre
sponds with our two hundred thousand
dollars—and imprisoned in London Tower.
Even heathenism and the Dark Ages have
furnished specimens of incorruptibility. A
cadi of Smyrna had a case brought before
him on trial. A man gave him five hundred
ducats in bribery. The ease came on. The
briber had many witnesses. The poor man
on the other side had no witnesses. At the
close of the case the cadi said: "This poor
ninn has no witnesses, he thinks; I shall
produce in his behalf live hundred witness
es against the other side." Then pulling
out the bag of ducats from under the otto
man, he dusbed it down at the feet of the
briber, saying: "I give my decision against
you." Epaminoudas offered a bribe, said:
"1 will do tills tiling if it be right, and if it
be wrong, all your goods cannot persuade
The President of the Amaricau Congress
during the American Revolution, General
liee.l, was offered ten thousand guineas toy
foreign commissioners if he would betray
this country. He replied: "Gentlemen, I
am n very poor man, but tell your king he
is not rich enough to buy me." But why
go so far, when yon or I, if we move iu
honorable society, know men and women
who by all the forces ot earth nnd Hell
could not be bribed. They would no more
be bribed than you would think of tempt
ing an angel of light to exchange Ilea von
for the pit. To offer a bribe is villiauy, but
it is a very poor compliment to the man to
whom it Is offered.
My charge Is to you, in all departments
of life, steer clear of bribery, ail of you.
Every man and woman will at some time
lie tempted to do wrong for compensation.
The bribe may not be offered iu money. It
may be offered in social position. Let us
remember that there Is a day coming
when the most secret transaction of pri
vate life, and of public life, will come up
for public reprehension.
We cannot bribe death, we cannot bribe
sickness, we cannot bribe the grave, we
i cannot bribe the judgment of that God
who thunders ngainst this sio. "Fie!"
said Cardinal Beaufort, "fle! Can't death
be bribed? Is money nothing? Must I
•lie, and so rich? If the owning of the
whole realm would save me I could get it
by policy or by purchase—by m4ney."
No. death would not be bribed then; he
will not be bribed now. Men of the world
often regret that they have to leave their
money here when taey go away from the
world. You can tell from whut they say
in their last hours that one of their chief
sorrows is that they have to leave their
money. I break t hat delusion. I tell that
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 baud
In resurrection, and there it will lie, not
the cool, bright, shining gold as it was on
the day when you sold your vote and your
moral principle, but there It will He, a hot
metal, burning and consuming your hand
forever. Or, if there be enough of It for a
chain, then it will fall overthe wrist, clank
ing fetter.* of an eternal captivity. The
bribe is an everlasting possession. You
take it for time, you take it for eternity.
Some day In the next world, when y»u are
longing for sympathy, you will feel ou
your cheek u kiss. Looking up, you will
ilnd it to be Judas, who took thirty pieces
of silver us a bribe, and llnlshed the bar
gain by putting an infamous kiss on the
pureciieek of his divine Master.
Another wrong use of money is seen In
the abuse ot trust funds. Nearly every
man during the course ot Ills lite, on a
large or smaller scale, has the property of
others committed to bi9 keeping. He is,
so for, a safety deposit, he is an adminis
trator, and holds In his hand the interest
of the family of a deceased friend. Or he
Is an uttorney, and through his custody
goes the payment from debtor to creditor,
or he is the collector of u business house,
w!liVi> compensates him for the responsi
bility; or he Is treasurer for a charitable
institution, nnd he holds alms contributed
for the suffering; or he is an official of the
city or the State or the nation, and taxes
and subsidies and salaries and supplies
Hre in his keeping.
Another remark needs to be made, aud
that Is that people ought not togo into
places, into business, or into positions
where the temptation is mightier than
their character. If there he large sums of
money to be handled, and the man is not
sure of his own integrity, you bave no
right to run an unseaworthy craft In a
hurricane. A man can tell by the sense ot
weakness or strength In the presence of a
bad opportunity whether he is In a safe
place. How many parents make an awful
mistake when they put their boys in bank
ing houses and stores and shops and fac
tories and placet of solemn trust without
ones discussing whether they can endure
the temptation! You give the hoy plenty!
of money, and hare no aooount of It, ana
make the way down beoome very eaay,
and YOU may put upon him a pressure that
he cnnnot stand. There are men who g<x
into positions tull of temptation, consid
ering only that they are lucrative posi
An abbot wanted to buy a piece ot
ground, and the owner would not sell it,
but the owner flnaliy consented to let It to
him until he oould raise one crop, and the
abbot sowed acorns—a crop of 200 years!
And I tell you young man, that the dls
honesties wnlch you plant In your heart
and life will seem to be very Insignificant,
but they will grow up until they over
shadow you with horrible darkness, over
shadow all time and all eternity. It will
not be a crop for 200 years, but a crop for
I address many who have trust foods.
It is a compliment to you that you have
been so entrusted, but I charge you, In the
presence ot God and the world, be careful;
be as careful ot the property of others as
>ou 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 shlpwreob. They get the
property of others mixed up with their
own property, they put It into investment,
and away It all goes, and they cannot re
turn that which they borrowed. Then
comes the explosion, and the money mar
ket Is shaken, and the press denounces,
and the Church thunders expulsion.
A blustering young man arrived at a ho
tel in the West, and he saw a man on the
sidewalk whom he supposed to be a labor
er, and in a rough way, as no man has a
right to address a laborer, said to him,
"Carry this trunk upstairs." The man
carried the trunk upstairs and oame down,
and then the young man gave him a quar
ter of a dollar which was dipped, and In
stead of being twenty-five cents It was
worth only twenty cents. Then the young
man gave his card to the laborer and said,
"You tuke this up to Governor Grimes; I
want to see him." "Ah," said the laborer,
"I am Governor Grimes." "Ob," said the
young man, "you—l—excuse me." Then
the Governor said: "I was muoh impressed
by the letter you wrote me asking for a
certain office In my gift, and I had made
up my mind you should have it, but a
young man who will cheat a laborer out of
live cents would swindle the government ot
the Stale If be got his hands on It. I don't
want you. Good morning, sir."
I do not suppose there was ever a better
specimen ot honesty than was found In the
Duke of Wellington. He marched with hlB
army over the French frontier, and th«
army was suffering and he scaroely knew
how to get along, l'lenty of plunder all
übout, but he commanded none of the
plunder to be taken. He writes home these
remarkable words: ' Wo are overwhelmed
with debts, and I can scarcely stir out of
my house on accout of public creditors,
waiting to demand what is due to them."
Yet at the very time the Frenoh peasantry
were bringing their valuables to him to
keep. A celebrated writer says of the
transaction: "Nothing can be grander or
more nobly original than this admission,
l'lils old soldier, after thirty years' service,
this iron man and victorious general, es
tablished in an enemy's country at the
head ol an immense army, is afraid of his
creditors! Tills is a kind of fear that has
seldom troubled conquerors and Invaders,
and I doubt If the annals ot war present
anything comparable to Its sublime sim
Oh! is it not high time, that we preach
the morals of the Gospel right beside the
faith of the Gospel? Mr. Froude, the cele
brated English historian, has written ot
bis own country these remarkable words:
"From the great house in the city of Lon
don to the village grocer, the commercial
life of England has been saturated with
fraud. So deep has it gone that a strictly
honest tradesman can hardly hold his
ground against competition. You can no
longer trust that any article you buy is the
thing which it pretends to be. We hnve
false weights, false measures, cheating, and
shoddy everywhere. And yet the clergy
has sj.'u all this grow up in absolute Indif
ference. Many hundteds of sermons have
I heard in England on the divine mission of
the clergy, on bishops, and ou Justification,
and the theory of good works, and verbal
Inspiration, and the efficacy of the sacra
ments; but during all these thirty wonder
ful years, never one that I cau recollect on
My hearer, what are you doing with that
fraudulent document iu your poeket? My
olher hearer, how are you gutting along
with that wicked scheme you have now on
foot? Is that a "pool ticket" you have In
your pocket? Why, O young" man, were
you last uight 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
had a Christian ancestry, perhaps, and you
have had too many prnyers spent on you to
go overboard. Dr. Livingstone, the famous
explorer, wai descended from the High
landers, and he said that one ot his ances
tors. one of the Highlanders, one day called
his family around him. The Highlander
was dying; ho had his children around his
death-bed. He said: "Now, my lads, I hava
looked all through our history as far back
as I can llnd It, and I have never found a
dishonest man iu nil the line, and I want
you 10 understand you Inherit good blood.
You have no excuse for doing wrong. My
lads, be honest."
Ah. my friends, be honest before God, be
honest before your fellow-meu, be honest
before your soul. If there he those who
have wandered away, come back, coma
home, come now, one and all, come Into
the Kingdom ot God.
I am glad some one has set to music that
scone in August, 1991, when a young glri
saved from death a whole rail train of pas
sengers. Some ot you remember that out
West in that year on a stormy night a hur
ricane blew down part of a railroad bridge.
A freight train oame along and It crashed
Into the ruin, and the engineer and con
ductor perished. There wa* a girl living
in her father's cabin, near the disaster, und
she heard the crash ot the freight train,
and she knew that in a few moments an
express was due. She lighted a lantern
and clambered up on the one beam of the
wrecked bridge onto the main bridge,which
was trestle work, and started to cross amid
the thunder and the lightnlug of the tem
pest.and the racing ot the torrent beneath.
One misstep and it would have been death.
Amid all that horror tha lantern went out.
Crawling sometimes, and sometimes walk
ing over the slippery rails, and over the
trestle work, she came to the other side of
the river. She wanted to get to the tele
graph 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 min
utes. She was one mllo off from the tele
graph stutlon, but fortunately the train
was late. With cut and bruised feet sha
flew like the wind. Coming up to the tele
graph 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 hundreds of passengers,
and saved many homes from desolation.
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 mul
titudes under the power of temptation
come sweeping on and sweeping down to
ward perils raging and terrific. God help
us togo out und stop the train! Let us
throw some signal. Let us give some
warning. By the throne of God let us
flash some influenoe to stop the downward
progress. Beware! Bewaru! The bridge
is down, the chasm is deep, and the light
nings of Qod set ail the night of sin on flra
with this warning: "He that, being often
reproved, hardeneth his neck, shall sud
denly be destroyed, and that without rem
A TEMPERANCE COLUMN.
THE DRINK EVIL MADE MANIFEST
IN MANY WAYS.
"What Will Yon Take?"—lady Henry
Somerset Gives a Keport on tlte Re
sult* of Her Crusade Against Strong
Vrlnlc in England.
What will I take?
I'U take good health.
And moderate wealth.
And have no chains to bind me.
I'll take the bread
Wherewith I'm ted.
And leave strong drink behind me.
What will I take?
I'll take my All
Of right good will
And angry words not hardy.
I'll take my shnre
Ot God's good air-
No rum, no gin, no brandy.
What will I take?
I'll take my pay
From day today.
If I should chance to labor;
But through strong drink
1 will not sink,
And will protect my neighbor.
—JI. A. Kidder.
Temperance Work In England.
Lady Henry Somerset's recently issued
report on the industrial (arm colony at
Duxhurst, Relgato, England, in connection
with the British Women's Christian Tem
perance Association. demonstrates that the
two chief features adopted in the starting
of the colony—the village system and out
door occupation, such as gnidening, fruit
growing and forming—have proved their
value. "The village system gives the real
sense ot home which no conventional Insti
tution, however comfortably ordered, could
ever convey; and the cottages are furnished
with only the appliances of good, ordinnry
artisans' dwellings, clean, attractive and
dainty. They teach the first lesson of what
a home should be; aud the women who,
through drink, have wrecked their own
households, realize the comfort that clean
liness and sobriety can give—a very low
motive, perhaps, for giving up drink and
leading a virtuous life, but a powerful one;
for the very natures over which Intoxicants
have the most power are the ease-loving,
often lovable characters to whom comfort,
when In their saner moments, would ap
peal most strongly.
It is popularly supposed that, once a wom
an tak#s to drink, she can never lie re
formed; but the village at Duxhurst re
futes that slander completely, for out of
the sixty-one patients who have passed
through the home forty-two completed
their term of one year, and out of that
number only seven have failed. Thirty
three are at tho present moment doing
well, one lias died, and another dlappenrcd.
The pretty little homes have awakened in
many a laudable ambition to attain the
same result of comfort and cleanllnesj in
their own dwellings when they return to
them; and tho outdoor employment has
helped to strengthen the physical system,
which was slowly being ruined by drink.
Two new cottages are about to be erected,
bnt even they will not accommodate all the
applicants for admission."
Saloons Versus Churches.
Rev. C. 11. Zimmerman, of Evanston,
preached ill the Chicago First Methodist
Episcopal Church on a recent Sunday on
the relation of civil government to the
kingdom ot God. Among other thing lie
"The Scriptures teach that governments
are ordained of God to be instruments of
righteousness for the advancement of His
kingdom among men. The fundamental
and Indispensable element of the kingdom
of God Is righteousness. This righteous
ness is as bluding upon corporations and
governmeats as it is upon individuals.
There is no greater reason why any in
dividual should be righteous than there Is
why tho government of Chicago, of the
State of Illinois aud of tho United States
should be righteous. The consequences of
corporate wrongdoiug are most disastrous.
Not to mention other evils, consider how
great an obstruction the liquor tralllc is to
the progress of the kingdom of God in Chi
cago. There Hre in round numbers GOOO
saioons and COO churches in Chicago—ten
times as many saloons as churches, with
more than ten times the patronage. The
saloons do business every day and night in
tho week; the churches are open one day
In the week. In these conditions it Is not
surprising that the Increase in churoh
membership is not keeping pace with
growth of population. The saloon and its
associate evils do moro to ruin the people
materially aud morally than the church
ean do to savo them. We may pour out
our money like water to evangelize our
city, but for every recruit the church
makes for heaven the saloou makes ten
for hell. The first aud most imperative
duty of all who desire the progress of the
kingkom is to unite for righteous govern
ment in city, state and nation."
* An Example of True Courage.
The following story ot Christian courage
is told In The Christian:
When, as a brigadier-general, Clinton B.
Fisk was In command of the military dis
triot of St. Louis, it became his duty, on one
occasion, officially to reoeive and welcome
to that city an eminent major-general,
coming to take command ot the military
department. General Fisk, accompanied by
an aid-de-camp, met ills commander on the
east sldtTSf the river—there was no bridge
then—and escorted him with his aid-de
camp across the river by ferry and to the
hotel In which he had engaged a suite of
rooms for him.
As soon as they were within the parlor—
at once assuming the place of host and
ready to treat the other officers as bis
guests—tho major-general ordered a ser
vant to bring four whisky punches.
"Only three, if you please, general, ex
cuse me," promptly and courteously spake
"You'll not refuse to drink with me, will
you?" said the superior officer.
"It I should drink now, it would be the
first time. You would not advise me to be
gin now. would you, general?"
"No: God bless you! Long may yon
wave!" was the gracious aud gallant re
The Wine and Ueer Cure.
There Is in some papers an untiring but
most tlrescrae reiteration of the oft-refuted
statement that the tendency of a general
use of wine and beer is to reduce drunken
ness in tbecommunltv. Surely beer-drink
lng Germany and wine-drinking France
furnish no support to this fallacious theory.
The increasing prevalence of drunkenness
in those countries begins to excite alarm,
and the warning voice of the physician, the
statesman, and the philanthropist is raised
regarding the consequent demoralization
and physical and mental deterioration ot
the people. Alcoholic Insanity is reported
to be twice as common in France now as
ilfteen years ago and the number of per
sons placed under restraint on account ot
it has Increased twenty-five per oent. in
the last three years.—Presbyterian Banner.
Shots at the Rum Traffic.
Rum does not mix with reason.
A reformer should reform himself first.
If he turns bis attention to others before
himself be begins at the wrong end.
The love ot liquor and the love ot luore
seem to be two great causes of scandal in
the army during our late unpleasantness
Temperance and labor are the two best
physicians of men; labor sharpens the ap
petite, and temperance prevents hltn from
indulging in excess.
The Review ot St. Louis says: "Other
things being equal he endures hot weather
best who is least addicted to the use ot In
Woman's Heroism. |
Ftvm the Register-Qazette, Rockfovi, 111.
During the eivil war nearly as much hero
ism v/as shown by the women of our nation
as by the brave soldiers. Many a woman,
weeping for her dead son, bound up the
wounds of his suffering comrades, rejoicing
C" dation for
_ „ ... the world-
On the Battlefield. famed or
ganization known as the Woman's Relief
oorps, whose aid to the soldier of to-day
lighting against the world fora living, Is no
less notable than the heroism of the early
One of the most earnest members of the
corps at Byron, 111., Is Mrs. James House
weart, but illness once put a stop to her
active work. A year or so ago, when she
was nearing ilfty years of age, the timo
when women must be most careful of their
strength, Mrs. Ilouseweart was taken
seriously ill. The family physician told
her that she had reached 11 critical period
of her life, and must be very careful.
His prescriptions and treatment did not
benefit her, and other treatment proved un
At last Dr. Williams- Pink Pills for Pale
People wore brought to hr notice, with
Indisputable evidence that they were help
ful In cases such ns hers, and with renewed
hope she tried tho remedy. Lust March
sho took the first box of the pills, which
gave much relief. She was determined to
Do cured, and kept on with the medicine,
until now eight boxes have been consumed,
and she feels like a new woman.
Mrs. Housewenrt said: "I have taken
only eight boxes, but I have been improv
ing since I took tho llrst dose. Ido not
believe I could have lived without the
pills. They certainly have done me more
good thuu any physician or any medicine I
have ever tried."
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills are sold in boxes
(never in loose bulk) at 50 cents a box
jr six boxes for *2.50, and may be had of
all druggists, or direct by mall from Dr.
Williams' Medicine Co., Schenectady, N. Y.
Theatrical companies in Mexico must
play everything they advertise or pay a
Deafness Cannot Be Cured
by local applications, as they cannot reach the
diseased portion of the ear. There is only one
way to cure deafness, and that Is by constitu
tional remedies. I) nfness Is caused by nn in
mimed condition of the mucous lining of the
Kustachlun Tube. When this tube get* in
flamed you have it rambling sound or imper
fect hearing, and when It is entirely closed
Deafness is the result, and unless the inflam
mation inn be taken out and this tube re
stored to Its normal condition, hearing will be
destroyed forever. Nine cases out of ten are
caused by catarrh, which is nothing but HU in
flainojbi ouditlon of the mucous surfaces.
WeSrlll give One Hundred Dollars for any
case of Deafness (caused by catarrh) that can
not be cured by Hall's Catarrh Lure. Send
for circulars, free.
F. .T. CHENEY & Co., Toledo, O.
Sold bv Druggists, 75c.
Hull's Family Pills are the best.
Acres of ground around Sandringham.
England, ure devoted to the cultivation of
lilies of the valley.
To Cure Constipation Forever.
Take Cascarets Candy Cathartic. 10c or 250.
If C. C. C. fail to cure, drtunrisis refund money
Half of the 125,000 Scandinavians in the
Culled States live In Chicago.
Xo«r Is The Time
to check coughs, colds and sore throat with
Unit wonderful remedy, Hoxsle's Disks. 25 cts.
A. P. Hoxsit. .Mr' 11, Buffalo, N. Y.
There nre 110 children's funerals aud 110
infants' graves in China.
Educate Your How els With Cuscarets.
Candy Cathartic, cure constipation forever
10c,25c. If C. C. C. fail, cirutrtjists refund moner
There are iu the I'nited State* 178.000
•hurches and 24.000,000 members.
Freshness and purity are communicated to
(he complexion by Ulenn's Sulphur Soap,
ilill's Ha.r & » hisker Dye. luac ; or brown, 50c
Vienna, Austria, has a burglar who has
been convicted of breaking lntoH9o houses-
War Humor at Santiago.
Captain Evans is responsible for n
choice bit of sailor Itumor which de
serves to be rescued for history before
it is lost in some dusty pigeon-hole in
the Navy Department.
On the day after the destruction of
Cervera's ships the Spanish warship
lieina Mercedes was discovered in the
Sautiago Harbor channel, evidently
intending to iiuish what Hobsou with
the Merritnac had begun. Then Cap
tain Adams signalled from the Iowa:
"The Spaniards are trying to sink a
ship to block the channel. They need
Even the busines-like jackey who
was fasteniug the signal tiags to the
halyards must have laughed as the
Captain ordered the letters which
spelled out the last three words.
Of course a fleet officered by Ameri
cans was not slow to act on the piece
of grim humor, and a minute after the
signal was hoisted the lowa, Massa
chusetts, Texas and Vesuvious were
giving the Reina Mercedes all the
"help" she needed. Their shot and
shell sank her before she reached her
intended berth in the narrowest part
of the channel, and left the way into
the harbor open to our ships.—New
Mew York's Ghetto.
Manhattan's so-called Ghetto con
tains nearly 100,000 Russian, Tolish,
Hungarian and Roumanian Jews.
A carrier pigeon service was estab
lished by the Turks A. D. 567.
6% COLD BONDS,
Payable semi-annually at the Globe Trust Company, Chicago, 111.
These bonds are a first mortgage upon the entire plant, including buildings, land and other
property of an Industrial Company located close to Chicago.
The Company has been established for many years, is well known and doing a large and
The officers of the Company are men of high reputation, esteemed for their houesty and
business ability. They have made so great a success of this business that the bonds of this
Company are, rarely ever offered for sale.
A few of these bonds came into our hands during the hard timeß from parties who had
purchased them several years ago. We offer them in issues of SIOO.OO each for SBO.OO and
For security and a large interest rate these Industrial Bonds are recommended as being
among the best. Ftr*t-cla*a bond* and aecuritlei of all kind* bought and aold.
KENDALL & WHITLOCK, BANKERS AND BROKERS,
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All Obsolete Order.
The Order of tlie Knights of Ban
neret was a degree of knighthood
formerly existing in England and
France, -which was given on the field
of battle in reward for the perform
ance of some lijeroic act. It was so
called because the pennon of the
knight was exchanged for the banner,
a proceeding which was effected by
rending the points from the pennon.
The ceremony of the creation of a
Knight Banneret was very impressive.
The king, or his general, at the head
of his' army, drawn up in order of
battle after a victory, under the royal
standard displayed, attended by all
the officers and nobility of the court,
received the banneret-elect, who was
not necessarily a knight previously, led
between two knights of note, or other
men famous in arms, carrying his
pennon in hiR hand, the heralds walk
ing before him and proclaiming his
valiant achievements for which he
deserved to be made a Knight Ban
neret, and to display his banner on
the field. The king, or general, then
said to him: "Advance, Banneret!"
and caused the point of his pennon to
be torn off. The new knight with his
trumpeters sounding before him, and
the nobility and officers bearing him
company, was sent back to his tent,
where an entertainment was provided
by the king. The first Banneret in
England is said to have been made by
Edward 1., and the last by Charles I.
—Detroit Free Press.
.Salaries of Public Officials.
Notwithstanding the fact that
salaries of men in official life in this
country are inadequate, it is easy to
find 10,000 to accept any berth or
billet that is offered. Our Attorney- i
General of the United States receives
SBOOO a year; the Attorney-General
of England draws a salary of 135,000,
and, in addition, fees amounting to
$25,000, making SOO,OOO a year. The
American Solicitor-General gets S7OOO
a year, while the same officer in Eng
laud has $30,000 in salary and $15,-
000 in fees, making $45,000. Presi
dent McKinley's salary is $50,000 and
a house free, with an entertainment
fund. The Lord Lieutenant of Ire
land reoeives a salary of SIOO,OOO
anuually, the Governor-General of
India $125,000, with $60,000 ad
ditional for expenses, making $185,-
000; the Governor-General of Canada
$50,000. Chief Justice Fuller re
ceives $10,500 a year, his associates
$10,000; the Lord Chief Justice of
England draws $40,000 and each,of
his fourteen associates $25,000. The
Lord High Chancellor gets $50,000. —
New York Press.
l(ati as a Hair Tonic.
A Chinese gentleman advocates the
use of the rat as an article of diet, and
makes the following remarks on its
properties ns a hair restorer: "What
the carrot is to a horse's coat a rat is
to the human hair. Neither fact can
be explained, but every 112 orseman
knows that a regimen of ca 'ots will
make his stud as smooth anil lustrous
as velvet, and the Chinese, especially
the women, know that rats used as
food stop the falliug out of hair and
make the locks soft, silky and beauti
ful. I have seen it tried many times,
and every time it succeeded." —Med-
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