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Spiling Loss of Life fifiana
Around St. Louis.
[THOUSAND PEOPLE KILLED,
A Whirling Clond of Deatn and
(Great Tornadoes Sweep Oat of the Northwest,
Crossing Lower St. Lonis, and
Followed by Flood and Fire, De3tToy
I Much of East St. Louis?The Eads
Bridge TTrecked?A Great Calamity on
, the Alton Railroad?Scores of Factory
< Girls Perish?Fifty School Children
' Killed?The Storm Sweeps Over Sev,
( St. Louis, Mo., May 23.?St, Louis gasps
Jbi the shadow of a horror unspeakable.
JFrom end to end it is a city of wreck and
ruin. From end to end it is a city of the
dead. A tornado, terrible in its fury, immeasurable
in its destructiveness, struck the
city at 5.15 p. m. yesterday and for half an
pour it rocked and trembled as if a giant
in >?'?tfits f ? a
ST. LOUIS J
(Built for the Republican National Conven
| man Kerens says the damage it has recel
(earthquake were shaking the earth beneath
it It came from the south, where it
ecourged a vast extent of country and it
wrought unprecedented havoc in this city,
i Two tornadoes, one sweeping down from
(Moberly, Mo., toward the southeast and the
(other sweeping up from the southeast, met
r ^ver the Mississippi River at St. Louis. The
storms seemed to join forces and dealt death
Ijand destruction. East St. Louis, on tne Illinois
side of the river, fared tho worse, a swath
several blocks wide being cut through the
.heart of that city. The lower part of St.
Louis, on the western bank of the river, was
swept through and great buildings were
levelled as though they were built of straw.
) In East St. Louis the loss of life was
(greatest. It is variously placed at from two
[hundred to three hundred. In St. Louis it
I is known that many were killed.
Late at night It was said that 1500 persons
were killed or wounded in St. Louis. In
East St. Louis and environments It is estimated
that there are 500 dead and wounded.
Tho latest reports compiled from the scene
of destruction in the three States point to the
loss of over 700 human lives. According to
places, the death roll is divided as follows:
In St. Louis, 300; East St. Louis. 300; Drake,
111., 80; Rush Hill. Mo., 10; Remiick, Mo.. 5;
Labadie, Mo., 10. The disaster appears to
be tho greatest tne oountry has known since
the Johnstown flood.
The property loss runs into millions. It
* is placed, from cyclone, flre and flood, in
(East St. Louis, III, at two millions and a
[half of dollars. In St. Louis it will be a
Ij million more.
i Factories and asylums were razed. One
| cigarette factory, which was blown down,
j contained at least two hundred working
girls, many of whom were buried in the
ruins. Fifty school children are said to have
I been killed in one school house. A large
i hotel, full of guests, was blown down and
i only two persons are believed to have escaped.
Despite the flood of rain which followed
the gyration of the winds, the electric light
i wires ignited the rains everywhere and the
, destruction was increased. The streets were
iso Uttered with debris that the firemen were
unable to render assistance In any direction,
even if the water works had not already been
; destroyed by the cyclone.
The great Eads Bridge, spanning the Mississippi,
was partially wrecked and is Littered
1ST. LOUIS EXrO:
I (The famous structure, where many Natio
'with the wrecks of trains and wagons, with
[jellied or injured men and horses.
East 8t. Louis suffered probably more than
;St Louis. Messengore came at 7 p. m. from
'there, asking for physicians and nurses.
; The steamer D. H. Pike, with thirty passengers
on board, bound for Peoria, was
jblown bottom side up in the middle of the
river and a number of persons were killed,
t The steamer Delaphin. with a crew of sis
.and twenty lady passengers on board, was
blown against a bridge pier and broke in
two. The ladies and two of the crew clung
jto the bridge stonework, an! wzze rescued.
The steamer Libbio Conger, with only
(Captain aeaman, his wire, and three of the
'crew aboard, went adrift. The wreck o! n
boat opposite Carondelet is supposed to bo
the steamer Conger.
Ottened's furniture store, at Broadway
and Soulard, was demolished and six men
are reported killed. A saloon at 604 South
^Seventh street fell with nine men in the
at PntHoL-'a Phiirfh at Sixth and Bitld'.o
I streets, fell, and the debris tills the stree:?.
The electric railway lino is burned out, a.s
well as electric plant.
Fourteen Are alarms were sounded within
an hour, and three alarms were sent in
'from the poorhouse, which building has 1200
|inmate?. The roof of the poorhouse was
and the fatalities are sreat.
| During the bvst race at the Fair Grounds
.the roof was blown off the grand stand. The
crowd had gone to the open fields for safety,
and only four men were killed The armory
at Seventeenth and Fine streets was used as
; At 7.30 p. m. the rain, which had ceased
,for a time, began afresh, and fell in torrents.
!At 8 o'clock the eastern sky was aflame with
the light of fires in East 3t. Louis. The
metal roof of the Merchants' Exchange was
'roiled up like a scroll and fell into the
The Louisville and Nashville east-bound
local passenger train hud just reached East
St. Louis when the storm struck the city.
The train was overturned, but miraculously
only a few passengers were injured.
The Chicago and Alton east-bound local
passenger train which left St Louis at 5
o'clock was on the east span of the bridge,
when the wind picked the cars up and turned
them over on their sides. Tlio iron spans
and trusses h?ld the cars from toppling into
the river, 100 feet below. The passengers
were thrown into a confused mass. The network
of wires made rescue difficult and dangerous.
The east span of the east bridge is
so badly wrecked that it will take three days
to allow trains to pass.
Lightning struck the Standard Oil Works
and flames were soon pouring from a dozen
buildings. The East St. Louis Firo Department
was utterly powerless to cope with the
flres, and it was feared that nearly the entire
business and a great portion of the residence
section wculd be destroyed bv flames, if not
already ruined by the" wind. Among tho
principal buildings already In ruins are the
National Hotel, thd Standard Oil WgO?
East St. Louis Wire Nail Works, the Crescent
Elevator, Hesel Elevator, all freight depots
and stores and residences on Sr. Clair ave,1
The damage to the property in St. Lou Is is
estimated at 61,000,000, and the loss in East
St. Louis 33,000,000. There were really two
tornadoes. One came from the northwest
and the other from the direct east. Both
met on the Illinois shore of the Mississippi
River and joined in a whirling cloud of death
and destruction. The list of dead in St.'
Louis is beyond present computation.
A startling report reached Police Headquarters
that 200 girls were in the ruins of
Litfsitt & Meyer's cigarette factory at Tower
O rove Park. There was great.'loss of life in the
southern portion of St. Louis from railroad
tracks to Carondolet. The wind swept away
the roof of the Exposition Building and that
structure is badly damaged by the flood of
The leveo was packed with peoplo while
the storm raged fiercest, proping through
the darkness and eagerly imploring information
from loved ones on the river.
The Annunciation Church at Sixth and
Lasalle streets was totally destroyed. Fathei
Read, the pastor, was fatally injured. Michael
tion which will be held June 16. CommitteeIved
will not interfere with the meeting.)
Dawee, a driver, was blown from his wagon
In the vicinity and instantly killed. The
middle span of the roadway above the railroad
tracks on the Eads Bridge was blown
The Plant flour mills and the works of the
St. Louis Iron and Steel Company were destroyed,
aDd the big Cupples block of buildings
was partially demolished.
The Waters-Pierce oil works were destroyed
oy are, ana uuuuuigM iu savorui puru ui ma
city burned all night.
H. 0. Rice, the manager of the Western
Union at the Relay Depot on the east side,
reports a wreck of terrible proportions. He
said the National Hotel, Tremont House,
Market House. De Wolfe's cafe, Hazel Mining
Company s mill, Horn's cooper shop,
and a large number of dwellings west of
that section were swept into wreckage.
The Baltimore ana Ohio and Vandalia
roundhouses, tne Standard Oil Works, East
St. Louis and Crescent elevators, and a dozen
freight houses were caught in the vortex of
the cyclone and reduced to debris. Five
hundred freight cars are said to have been
blown into the river.
- The great Eadesj bridge was twisted all
out of shape and made an utter ruin. Freighf
cars were tossed to and fro, tumbled into
ditches, driven sometimes into the fields
many rods from where they stood. The
great Vandalia freight house fell in a heap
of utter ruin, and thirty-five men who had
taken refuge in it were buried beneath the
ruins and their lives crushed out. Some of
the bodies have been got out, torn and
mangled beyond the powers of description.
Liggett and Meyer's big tobacco manufactory,
the largest in the West, according to
the latest report was wrecked totally and the
loss of life tnere was great. Twenty dead
bodies and many wounded.have been recovered
from this building.
The scene in the river opposite St. Louis
was aDDalline. 8teamboats moored at their
landings were torn away, turned over and
sunk, drowning all on board. Many people
were seen clinging to floating wreckage and
pitiously appealing for help.
OTHER PLACES STRICKEN.
The Wide Reach of the Storm and Some
of the Fatalities.
Bloomixoton, 111., May23.?Word reached
the Chicago and Alton Railroad officials that
aal Conventions have met, !>adly damaged.)
a tornado had demolished tbo village cf
Rush Hill, Mo., twelve miles from Mexico,
in Audrian Coumy. The tornado struck the
town a few minutes before 4 o'clock, and
blew down the schoolhouse, crushing its inmates.
The report was to the effect that
titty pupils had been killed and a number
Sturgeon*, Mo., May 28.?A tornado passed
five miles north of Sturgeon about 3 o'clock
p. m. At Reulck three men were seriously
injured and u family of colored people were
carried over a mile, two children being fatally
hurt. Friendship Church, north of
town, was demolished. The funnel-shaped
cloud was seen by half the people of Sturgeon.
Bridges and fences are torn up for
Kansas City, Mo., May 23.?Il;nick, Randolph
County, Mo., was blown away this
afternoon and several persons were killed.
Labadie, Mo., was also destroyed. Ten persons
were killel at the latt<*r place.
Roodhoi-se, III., Mav 28.?It is reported
that eighty children were killed hi a schoolbouse
in Drake, near Ihis city, by the
Passenger Tr.-iin In tlie Iliver.
Chicago, May 28.?The train dispatcher on
I the Alton road at Springfield, III., says that
the Chicago and Alton vestibule train No.
21, with 200 people on board, has gone into
the river with that portion ot the St. Louis
bridge that went down. So far as known all
Kepubllcan Convention unit s Danger.
Caeondelet, Mo., May 28.?There was an
unconfirmed report that the now Auditorium
had been blown down by the tornado. This
building, which was erected by the Citizens'
Committee of 8t. Louis to accommodate
the Republican National Convention,
stood on Olive street, about five
blocks beyond the Planters' Hotel, the largest
hotel In the city."" This is the real oentr? o!
the city of St. Louis. The Auditorium was
designed to seat 12,000 persons, and the SubCommittee
of the National Committee.whloh
inspected it recently, declared that it was the
best convention hall in the world.
' TWO NEW BISHOPS.
Chaplain MeCabo and Eurl Cranston
Chosen bv tlio Methodists.
Charles C. McCabe, D. D..was born in Athens,
Ohio, October 11,183G. His alma mater
is the Ohio Wesleyan University. In i860
he joined the Ohio Conference. At the breaking
out of tho war he was made chaplain of
^ ^the !22^0hio ^ Infantry and went
BISHOP CHARLES C. Bl'CABE.
with his regiment to Virginia. At the battle
of Winchester, in June. 1863, while caring
for the wounded, he was taken prisoner and
sent to Libby Prison. Before the war closed
tie was asked for by the Christian Commission,
and made the tour of the preat cities of
the Republic pleading for that great cause.
In 18C5 he was stationed at Portsmouth,Ohio.
In 1866 he was made Centenary Agent of his
conference and then of the State. In 1868
the Board of Church Extension called him
into their service. They were In debt and
crippled for want of means. For sixteen
years' he gave his time and strength to
this work, and during that time nearly 5000
houses of worship were aided Into existence
by the Board. The loan fund grew to half a
million and the annual Income to over $700,000.
In 1884 the General Conference elected
him Missionary Secretary, In which position
he did m03t effective work. In 1888 he was
elected Senior Secretary of the Missionary
BIEHOr EABL CBAXSTOX.
The Rev. Earl Cranston, A. M., D. D., is a
native of Athens, Ohio, and a classical graduate
of the Ohio University. He had an honorable
service in the Union Army, and for
twenty-one years labored In the Itinerant
ministry, six years of which period he gave
to frontier work in the Rocky Mountains before
his election to the agency of the Clncln
11 J I?A. ...VU.UJkm TJn Vi q a
nan Jiiemuuist puuiuuiuK uuuic. u<*^
had much to do with planting the educational
work of the church 1l his Conference,
and the cause for Methodism in its mountains
and its plains.
MURDERED SIX PERSONS.
James Dunham'Kills All the Adults In Hta
Colonel It. P. McGlincy and wifo, their
daughter. Mrs. James Dunham; James Wells,
n. son of Mrs. McGlincy; u hired woman,
Minnie Sheeler, and f. hired man, Jame3
Briscoe, were killed by Jarr.es Dunham, a
son-in-law of Coloio! Mjfi.tncy, at Campbell,
Cal. A neighbor rvaed Page heard
shots in the direction o' McGlincy home.
Entering the house. h'? found the bodies
of James Wells, who nad been shot; Mrs.
McGlincy aDd her daughter, who had been
stabbed to death, and the hired man and*
tjlrl, who been backed to death with a
hatchet. There was every evidence to show
that the dead had made a desperate struggle
for their lives.
No one seems to know the motive for the
fearful crime. Colonel McGlincy and Dunham
were supposed to be on amicable terms.
Tho murdered" family wa3 one of the best
known in the valley, being members ot the
San Jose Grange and prominently identified
with the fruit business.
The only inmnte of the house who escaped
alive was a baby one month old, the child of
Mrs. Dunham and the murderer.
SOUND MONEY IN VERMONT.
Democratic State Convention Declares
Against Free Silver.
The Vermont Democratic State Convention
for tho nomination of delegates-at-large to
the National Convention at Chicago was
held at Montpeller. Mention of the names
of Cleveland, Whitney and Russell by the
Chairman and the indorsement of President
Cleveland by the resolutions awakened considerable
Both the Chairman and the Committee on
Resolutions declared In favor of a gold
standard and denounced protection and the
free coinage of silver.
Nominations for State officers were made
as follows: For Governor, Dr. J. Henry Jackson,
Barre; Lieutenant-Governor, Dr. Ralj>h
Sherwood, St. Albans; Treasurer, James H.
Williams. Bellows Fails; Secretary of State,
William W. Rider. Bristol; Auditor, E. T.
Seaver, North Troy!
Killed by a Falling Unieball.
Stewart Wear, tho eleven-ycar-oUl son 01
Walter H. Wear, of Rock away, N. J., was
killed by a baseball. He was playing with
two companions. One threw the ball into
the nir. Wear ran under it and put up his
hands. Thb ball passed through them and
struck over his heart, and he fell dead.
Massacre in Crete.
Tho lon^-expected disaster in tho Island of
Crete seems suddenly to have been precipitated,
and since Sunday anarchy has reigned
in Canca. The Turkish soldiery^ breaking
uii ru.-Hriuma, (juuruu inruu^u iuc siieuu,
shooting, mass acring and pillaging Christians.
Half a Million Dollars' Lot#.
Lightning struck tho largo warehouso ot
tho Aulttnan-Taylor Thrashing Machino
Works at MansQeld, Ohio, and it was burned
to the ground. The loss will reach at least
A Terrible Cyclone.
Fifty persons were killed and twlco that
number injured by a cyclone which swept
through ten Iowa counties.
REV. DR. TALMAGE IS
SUNDAY'S DISCOURSE BY THE pre
NOTED DIVINE. th.e
Subject: 'Causes of Failures In q"
Text: "Men shall clap their hands at
him and shali hiss him out of his place."
-Job xxvti., 23. jgj
This allusion seems to be dramatic. The eve
Bible more than once makes such allusions. jar
Paul says: "We are made a theatre or spec- roj
tacle to angels and to men." It is evident ^
from the text that some of the habits of exc
theatregoers were known In Job's time, be- tra
cause he describes an actor hissed off the fac
stage. The impersonator comes on the ^0l
boards and, either through lack of study of at j
the part he is to take or inapt ness or other
incapacity, the audience is offended and ex- ijjji
presses its disapprobation and disgust by saj(
hissing. "Men shall clap their hands at q0i
him and shall hiss him out of his place." let
My text suggests that each one of us is 0j
put on the stage of this world to take some arc
part. What hardship and suffering anddiscip- cofl
line great actors have undergono year after *
year that they might be perfected in their vea
parts you have often read. But we, put on ;QC
the stage of this life to represent charity and ?0 |
faith and humility and helpfulness?what Vni.
little preparation we have made, although a?,
we have three galleries of spectators, earth cal
and heaven and hell! * Have we not been V6S
more attentive to the part taken by others ^
than to the part taken by ourselves, and, ,-,r(:
while we needed to be looking at homo and y0l
concentrating on our own duty, we have
Deen criticising me oiner ponormere, ana jj(e
saying, "that wa3 too high,'' or '-too low," ^ar
or "too feeble," or "too extravagant," or for
"too tame," or "too demonstrative," while on
we ourselves were making a dead failure ^
and preparing to be ienominiously hissed off anc
the stage? Each one is assigned a place, no
supernumeraries hanging around the drama gl(?
of life to take this or that or the other part,
as they may be called upon. No one can g00
take our place. We can take no
other place. Neither can we put off our has
character; no change of apparel can make we]
us any one else than that which we eternally
Many make a failure of their part in the am
drama of life through dissipation. They the
have enough Intellectual equipment and eye
good address and geniality unbounded. But pjc
they have a wine closet that contains all the v j
forces for their social and business and jjje
moral overthrow. So far back as the year
959, King Edgar of England made a law that q.0
the drinking cups should have pins fastened ore
at a certain point in the side, so that the in- ml,
dulger might be reminded to stop before he co^
got to the bottom. But there are no pins ne^
projecting from the sides of the modern wine ~u(
cup or beer mug. and the first point at
which millions stop is at the gravity bottom on
of their own grave. Dr. ^ax, of France, has tjja
discovered something which all drinkers
ought to know. He has found out that alco- jjn(
hoi in every shape, whether of wine or ^
brandy or beer, contains parasitic life called jatj
bacillus potumanias. By a powerful micro- gta]
scope these living things are discovered, and j.oc
when von take strong drink vou take them
Into the stomach and then into your blood, -jai
and getting into the crimson canals of life, f'
they go into every tissue of your body, and an(>
your entire organism is taken possession of to ,
by these noxious infinitesimals. When ia e[s(
delirium tremens, a man sees every form of ^ b
reptilian life, it seems it is only these para- y0l
sites of the brain in exaggerated size. It is gan
not a hallucination that the victim Is sufferincr
from. He only sees in the room what is a(jv
actually crawling and rioting In his own _ee
brain. Every time you take strong drink jjj,
you swallow these maggots, and every time C0D
the imbiber of alcohol in any shape feels ver- q0(
tigo or rheumatism or nausea it is only >the
Jubilee of these maggots. Efforts are being *
made for the discovery of some germicide ?0E
that can killthe parasites of alcoholism, but J16?
the only thing that will ever extirpate them for'
is abstinence from alcohol and teetotal ab- 90?
stinence, to which I would before God swear J9"'
all these young men and old- [air
America is a fruitful country, and we '9 J
raise large crops of wheat and corn and j1*"oats,
but the largest crop we raise in this
country Is the crop of drunkards. With
3ickle made out of the sharp edges of the 1110
broken glass of bottle and demijohn they ar? caf
cut down, and there are whole swathes of cat1
them, whole windrows of them, and it takes
all the hospitals and penitentiaries and tae
graveyards and cbmeteries to hold this harvest
of hell. Some of you are going down I51?'
under this evil, and the never dying worm lay
of alcoholism has wound around you one of j;ea
its coils, and by next New Year's Day it will '?r
have another coil around you, and it will af- or
ter awhile put a coil around your tongue, anc
anda'coil around your brain, and a coil -7'
around your lung, and a coll around your ^
iooi, ana a con uruuuu j uur ucari, uuu ouuxc day
this never dyins: worm will, with one *he
spring, tighten all the colls at once, and In
the last twist of that awful convolution you ^
will cry out, "Oh, my God!" and be gone. nn?
rhe greatest of dramatists in the tragedy of yea
"The Tempest" sends staggering across the
stage Stepnano, the drunken butler; but Aft
across the stage of human life strong drink con
sends kingly and queenly and princely na- mo
tures staggering forward against the "footlights
of conspicuity and then staggering jpa
back into failure till the world is impatient ^
for their disappearance, and human and diabolic
voices join in hissing them off the but
stage. a DJ
Two young men in a store. In tne morn- anc!
ing the one goes to his post the last minute m>"
or one minute behiud. The other is ten
minutes before the time- and has his hat and
coat hung up and Is at his post waiting for an?
duty. The one is ever and anon in the afternoon
looking at his watch to see if it is not tlJe(
most time to shut up. The other stays half or.
an hour after he might go, and when asked
why, says he wanted to look over some en- vol
tries he had made to be sure he was right, or tbe
to put up some goods tnat nad o^en ierr out
of place. The one Is very touchy about V?.E
doing work not exactly belonging to him. JJJ;1
The other is glad to help the other clerks In
their work. The first will be a prolonged ?
nothing, and he will be poorer at sixty years j*ov
of age than at twenty. The other will be a "US
merchant prince. Indolence is the cause of so*
more failures in all occupations than you
have ever suspected. People are too lazy bua
to do what they can do, and want to under- *os;
take that which they cannot do. In the drama *eF
of life they don't want to be a common *ne;
soldier, carrying a halberd across the stage, a ?
or a falconer, or a mere attendant, and so c?u
they lounge aboutthescenesfill they shall be *11
called to be something great. After awhile, p
by some accident of prosperity or circumstances,
they get into the place for which But
they have no qualification. And very soon, "er
if the man be a merchant, he is going around
asking his creditors to compromise for ten
cents on the dollar. Or, if a clergyman, he
is making tirades against the ingratitude of ?}3
churches. Or, if an attorney, by unskillful J113
management he loses a case by which widows
and orphans are robbed of their portion. Or, ttie
if a ohvslcian. he by malpractice gives his ^P?
patient rapid transit from this world to the
next. Our incompetent friend would have ['"
made a passable horse doctor, but he wante.i 1
to be professor of anatomy in a university. 68 *
He could have sold enough confectionery to e?a
have supported his family, but he wanted to s??
have a sugir refinery like the Havemeyers. *v'ei
He could have mended shoes, but he wanted *0D
to amend the constitution of the United bFe
States. Toward the end of life those people P1'4
aro out of patience, out of money, out of
friends, out of everything. Tney go to the ",Si
poorhouso, or keep out of it by running in clo:
debt to all the grocery and dry goods stores an^
that will trust them. People "begin to won- 0
der when the curtain will drop on the scene. ma
After awhile, leaving nothing but their com- aai
pliments to j ay doctor, unlertaker, and t'lw
Gabriol Grub!>, the gravedigger, they disap- an'
pear. Exeunt! Hissed oil the stage. tWf
Others fail in I lie drama of life through
demonstrated selfishness. They make all the "J1"'
rivers empty into their sea, nil the roads of lllt'
emolument end at tiieir door, and they aul
gather all the plumes cf honor for their atj'
brow. They help uo one, encourage on one. nj!'1
rescue no one. "How big a pile of money
can I get?" and -'How much of the world
can I absorb?" are the chiet questions. They
feel about the common people as the Turks
felt toward the Asa pi, or common soldiers. ?ou
u?I1CH nveeDt to fill Ul) hen
'juuaiuisiiii^ iiunti r _ __
the ditches with their <leud ooaies while the ,na
other troops walked over them to take the ma
fort. After awhile this prince of worldly suecess
is sick. The only interest society has in ^'re
his illness is the effect that his possible de- l'ir
cease may have od the money markets. After
awhile he dies Groat newspaper capi- l113'
tals announce how he started with nothing
and ended with everything. Although for
sake of appearance some people put hand- 1
kerchiefs to the eve. there is not one genuine of i
tear shed. The heirs sit up all night when see
he lies In state, discussing what the old fel- ohi
low has probably done with his money. It tui
V - '
:es all the livery dtables within fwo
les to famish funeral equipages, and all
i mourning stores are kept busy in selling
eds of grief. The stone cutters send in
iposals for a monument. The minister at
obsequies reads pf the resurrection,
lch makes the hearers fear that if the unupulous
flnaaoler does come up in the
ieral rising he will try to get a "corner"
tombstones and graveyard fences. All
)d men aie glad that tbe moral nuisance
i been removed. The Wall street specu2rs
are glad because there is more room
themselves. The heirs are glad because
y get possession of the long delayed lnitance.
Dropping every feather of all his
mes, every certificate of all his stock,
iry bond of all his investments, every dolof
all his fortune, he departs, and all the
ling of "Dead March" in "Saul," and all
pageantry of his Interment, and all the
[ulteness of sarcophagus, and all the exvacrancc
of epitapnology, cannot hide the
t that my text has come again to tremenis
fulfillment. "Men shall clap their hands
lim and shall hiss him out nf nin niftne."
'ou see the clapping come before the hiss,
s world cheers before it damns. So It Is
i the deadly asp tickles before its stings.
Ing up. is he? Hurrah! Stand back and
his galloping horses dash by. a whirlwind
plated harness and tinkling headgear and
bed neck. Drink deep of his madeira and
;nac. Boast of how well you know him.
hats off us he passes. Bask for days and
ire In the sunlight of his prosperity. Godown,
Is he? Pretend to be nearsighted
that you cannot see'him as he walks past,
en men ask you if you know him, halt
I hesitate as though you were trying to
I up a dim memory and say, "Well, y-e-s,
, I believe I once did know him, but
re not seen him for a long while."
iss a different ferry from the ione where
1 used to meet him lest he
; for financial help. When you started
, he spoke a good word for you at the
ik. Talk down his credit now that his
tunes are collapsing. H? put his name
.two of your notes. Tell him that you
re changed your mind about such things,
1 that you never indorse. After awhile
matters come to a dead halt, and an asnment
or suspension or sheriff's sale take?
ce. You say: "He ought to have stopped
ner. Just as I expected. He made too
a splash in the world. Glad the balloon
i burst. Ha, ha!" Applause when he
at up, sibilant derision when he came
vn. "Men shall clap their hands at him
1 hiss him out of his place." So, high up
id the crags, the eagle flutters dust into
a? *V?a maaKii/iU rrVilrth On rrrffh
cjc3 yjk iuu i?;ouuwft, ?v u*vu iuvu. niku
s blinded, goes tumbling over the precie,
the great antlers crashing on the rocks.
Tow, compare some of these goings out of
i with the departure of men and women
0 in the drama of life take the part that
d assigned them and then went away hond
of men and applauded of the Lord Aljhty.
It is about fifty years ago that in a
aparatively small apartment of the city a
vly married pair set up a home. The first
;st invited to that residence was the Lord
us Christ, and the Bible given the - bride
the day of her esposual was the guide of
t household. Days of sunshine were folred
by days of shadow. Did you ever
)w a home that for fifty years had no vliitude?
The young woman who left her
tier's house for her young husband's home
rted out with a parental benedletion and
id advice sVj will never forget. Her
ther said to har the day before the mar;e,
"Now, my child, you are going away
m us. Of course, as long as your lather
11 live you will feel that you can come
is at auy time. But your home will be
jwhere. From long experience I find it
est to serve God. It is very bright with
1 now, my child, and you may think you
, get along without religion, but the day
I come when you will want God, and my
Ice is, establish a family altar, and. If
d be, conduct the worship yourself."
s counsel was taken, and that young wife
secrated every room In the house to
ears passed on and there were In that
ae hilarities, but they were good and
lthful, and sorrows, but they were corned.
Marriages as bright as orange blosis
could make them, and barrials in
Ich all hearts were riven. T&ey have a
lily lot in the cemetery, but all the place
illuminated with stories of resurrection
I reunion. The children of the household
t lived have grown up, and they are all
istians, the fathur and thother leadins:
way and the children following. What
0 the mother took of wardrode and edulon,
character and manners! How hard
sometimes worked! When the bead of
household was unfortunate in business,
sewed until her fingers were ntimb and
sding at the tips. And what close calcuon
of economies, and what ingenuity In
ttlng the garments of the elder children
the younger, and only God kept account
that mother's sideaches and headaches
1 heartaches and the tremulous prayers
i he side of the sick child's cradle and by
couch of this one fully grown.
) nplghboxs often noticed how tired
looked, and old acquaintances
dly knew her In the street. But
hout complaint she waited and tolled
1 endured and accomplished all these
,rs. The children are out In the worldhonor
to themselves and their parents,
er awhile the mother's last sickness
les. Children and grandchildren, sumnad
from afar, come soltly Into the room
i by one, for she Is too weak to see more
n one at a time. 8he runs her dying
jers iovingly through their hair and telli
m not to cry, and that she is going now,
they will meet again in a little while in
attecworld, and then kisses them goodby
I says to each, "God bless and keep you,
dear child." The day of the obsequies
aes, and the officiating clergyman tells
story of wifely and motherly endurance,
I many hearts on earth an4 in heaven
o the sentiment, and as she is carried off
stage of this mor.al life there are cries
'Faithful unto death," "She hath done
at she could," chile overpowering all the
ces of earth and heaven is the plaudit of
God who watched her from first to lost,
ing, "Well done, good and faithful serit;
thou hast been faithful over a few
ags, I will make thee ruler over many
ags; enter thou into the joy of thy Lord!"
lut what became of the father of thai
isehold? He started as a young man in
finess and had a small income, and having
- IU4U .. U?? ' J />irtl-?uoe In fllA famllv
a uiuu auouu oi^Bku^ vuw
>pt it all away. He went through all th?
iness panics of forty years, met many
jes, and suffered many betrayals, but
it right on trusting in God, whether busss
was good or poor, setting his children
ood example, and giving them the best of
insel, and never a prayer did he offer foi
those years but they were mentioned in
He is old now and realizes it cannot b?
g before he must quit all these scenes.
: ho is going to leave his children an initance
of prayer and Christian principles
Ich all the defalcations of earth can ne*er
ch. and as he goes out of the world the
irch of God blesses him and tho poor ring
doorbell to seo if ho is any better, and
grave is surrounded by a multle
who went on foot and stood
re before the procession of carriages came
and some say, "There will be no one to
ehisplare," and others say, '-Who will
f me now?" and others remark, "He shall
held in everlasting remembrance." And
;he drama of his life closes, all the vociftion
an i bravos and encores that ever
ok the amphitheaters of earthly spectacle
e tame and feeble compared with the
g. loud thunders of approval that shall
ak from the cloud of witnesses in the
)d up eallery of the heavens. Choose ye
ween the life that shall close by beini?
nrt rh? utntrn ami the life that shall
ie amid acclamations supornal and arch,'elic.
>h, men an I worana on the stage of life
ny of you in the first act of the drama,
I others in the second, and some of you in
third, and a few ill the fourth, and here
I there one in the tlfth, but till of you be;en
entrance and exit, I quota to you as
peroration of this sermon the most sugtive
passage that Shakespeare ever wrote,
lough you never heard it recited. The
hor has often been claimed as infidel and
eistic, so the quotation shall bo not only
giouslv helpful to ourselves, but grandly
dlcatory of the great dramatist. I quote
in his last will and testament:
In the name of God, Amen. I, William
ikespeara of Stratford-upon-Avon, in the
intj of Warwick, gentleman, in perfect
.Ith and memory (Go i bo praised), do
ke this my last will and testament, in
nner and form following: First, I comna
my soul into the hands of God, my
>ator, hoping and assuredly believing
ough the only merits of Jesus Christ, ray
dour, to be made partaker of life overling."
Justice Snodgrasa Not Guilty.
?he jury In the case tried at Chattanooga
the State vs. Chief Justice of the Tennesi
Supreme Court, David L 8nodgrass,
irgeu with shooting John C. Beasley, re:ned
a verdict of not guilty.
"CONSIDER CHRIST JES08."
It Is worth while to look at that wot
"consider." What does it mean? Just th
?"to sit down with." So, then, the e:
liortatiou is to sit down with Jesus Chrisl
stay awhile in His company ; talk to Hin
and listen while He speaks to you.
"The Quakers have a phrase, "gettic
Into the quiet," which means just this; an
who that has looked into the peaceful fat
of a Quaker has not felt that here was re
of soul which such communion brings?
John,in the opening of his Gospel, tells (
his introduction to Jesus Christ. He ar
Andrew were with John the Baptist whe;
Jesus passing by, the Baptist gave his test
mony: "Behold the Lamb of God." Tt
two disciples, aroused to keenest interes
followed the stranger, and when He turn*
and asked, "What seek ye ?" they said, ju
as we would nowadays when we wish 1
have an introduction blossom into an a>
quaintance : Where do you live?" He ai
swered, "Come and see." They went wii
Him and sat down with Him and stayed tt
rest of that day. What the visit was abot
we do not know, but it was so impressed c
John's memory that, writing about it mar
years after when an old man,he remember*
the very hour when he went to visit wit
Jesus Christ. He records that it was aboi
four o'clock in the afternoon.
A jeweler was showing some fine dii
mouds: nnd the first thing he did was i
shut In the jewels with a white reflectir
surface. 'Because," he said, if you want 1
see a precious diamond to know its valu
you must shut out all distracting color an
have only white light."
Ah! if we would know the preciousness (
our Christ, we must shut out other attra*
tions and view Him in the white light of
The Persian bazaars at the World's Fal
sold little blocks of scented clay to be ust
in linen closets as we uso lavender leaves.
Persian poet very prettily makes use of thi
He says he took up in his hand a piece <
scented clay and said to it: '0 clay! when
hast thou thy perfume?" And the clay sai<
I was once a piece of common clay ; b
they laid me for a time in company with
rose, nnd I drank in its fragrance and ha
now become scented clay."
If you have been with Christ it will
known. Far louder than yourspoken decls
ation will be the sweetness and attractic
which come even to our common clay wh<
it has been in company with the Rose
The old monks had a superstitious noti<
that if they would gaze continually and i
tensely on the figure of Christ on the cro
* which hung upon their ceiling wall,the mar
of the wounds would appear in their o\
bodies?the print of the nails in their han
and feet, and the scar of the spear-gash
their side. This' Is a gross representation
the spiritual truth which lies under :
Looking upon Him with steady,loving gas
the glorious vision that our eyes beno
prints itself deep in our hearts, and tl
beauty of the Lord shines in our faces. T
are "changed into the same image."
TIIE BIOGRAPHY OF CHBIST.
Very few readers of the New Testame
probably ever stop to think how brief the t
ography of Christ is, and how much mu
have been ommitted from the narrath
There must have been another history of tl
Divine Teacher, written not by the hands
His disciples, but in the hearts of tho
whom he had cheered and helped ai
healed by the way. There must have be*
a beautiful unwritten gospel passed fro
mouth to mouth for many generation
tho light of which faded very slow
as tho night of barbarism and wanderii
came on. For a personality like Christ'
filled with divine compassion and lov
must have poured Itself out in a thousai
unseen rivulets as well as in the great cha
nela so definitely marked in the New Test
ment story. There must have been tho
sands to whom Ho spoke words which we
not recorded ; there must have been mull
tudes whose lives were renewed by H
power of whom no mention is made.
All this was true of the dlvinest personal!
known to men, so it is also true of every h
man personality. The most searching ai
influential power that issues from any h
man life is that of which the person hi"ms<
is largely unconscious. It flows from hi
in every form of occupation, In eve
relationship, in rest or in wor
in silence or in speech, at home
abroad. There are hosts ot men and worn*
who are healers and teachers and helpe
almost without consciousness of the fac
Light shines from them and help flows fro
them at times when they are utterly unco
scions that the hem of the garment ia ben
touched. The real test of the possession
the highest power of character and tl
most perfect devotion to the noblest thin
in life is not the quality of the direct toucl
it is me presence 01 me virtue oven m kj
hem of the garment.?The Outlook.
SEEK THE 8CNLIQHT OF DIVINE TBUTH.
The fact Is stated that Vorestchagin, tl
Russian artist, has a glass studio in h
home near Paris which revolves on wheel
the movement being effected by means of
windlass conveniently placed beside t
artist's easel, by which ingenious contri
anc# he is enabled to paint the whole di
with the sunlight falling in one direction <
models and draper}'. There Is a suggests
there for the carver of character. In ord
to successful moral development the divi;
light must be admitted freely and inva;
ably along its own true lines, the sun aJao
us does not really change ; but the alterati<
of terrestrial modes and seasons may re^ui
the frequent readjustment of earthly obiec
and relations with reference to the undei
atingplay upon them of heaven's illurr
nating beams. He who arranges to alwa
have the sunlight of divine truth and grai
falling in one direction on his work will I
apt to evolve the most beautiful and w<
| proportioned moral enecis.?i. vuacrx
LIVE WOBTHILT AND DIE REOBETTED.
"I have desired," says King Alfred tl
Great, ''to live worthily while I have live
and after my life to "leave the men th
should be after me a remembrance in go<
works.'" How lofty the simple words ar<
Duty, not romantic achievement, is the ai
of his life: not to do some ''great thing." b
the right thing?the right thing being sii
ply what God gave him to do. He seems i
nave felt in his inmost being that each mt
was sent into the world.not to live like sou
one else, but to do bis own work and be;
his own burden?precisely the one woi
which God has given him. and which ct
never be given to or done by another.
"GET THEE BEHIND HE SATAN."
There are men who are always carryii
on a guerilla warefare with their evil pa
sions. If a man iinds a foe to his spirltu
well-being, he should exterminate it ai
have done with it. We keep in chronic wa
fare with our pride, our vanity, our app
tite-i. because we are afraid of hurting ou
selves. "Crucify" the old man is Paul
manly advice. i)o not parley with him; <
not make war on him gently. Kill him, to
ture him if ueed bo ; get him under six fe
of sod : and so be at peace with yourself.
Lyman Abbott. D.D.
CHRIST IS SUFFICIENT.
A test?surely one of the best tests?of tl
truth and reality and vigor of our Christfr
lit' * lies in tms?tnut wnen wo anticipate u
jjpi'nt life to come, however far speculate
may endeavor to trace its course in tl
prov'nce of that mysterious land, we retui
c<> this thought, whieli .-atislies eomplet'*
all the deepest anil h?'st dcsin-s of our hear
?that where Christ is wo ar* to be also.'
R. W. Dale.
White Buffalo Wants a Pension.
White Buffalo, Captain of Indian polic
Cheyenne reservation, has applied for a pe
sion on account of injuries sustained whiW
member of the Third United States Cavali
and Examining Physician Hurley says t
injuries are such as would Rive a white mi
a pension. White Buffalo is a son of Sltti
Bull, and has always been loyal to the whit
as a policeman or soldier.
A "Ladj StoKer.
At the electrical exhibition in New Yoi
the stoker of the furnaces which furnish
power for the concern was a well dressi
young lady. All she has to do is to wat<
a gauge and touch an electric button when
is necessary to stoke up.
N I ?
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INTERNATIONAL LESSON FOB %
d JUNE 14.
Lesson Text: "Jesus Cruciflod," Laic?
a< xxlll., 33-46?Golden Text:
lg I Cor. xv., 3?Comid
| S3. "There thev crucifled Him." Four
of words, but how unutterably significant, who
id can measure It? Then the events betweon
q, j lb? passover and supper of the evening be;i
| fore and this last and crowning event: Gethie
j semane, the betrayal and arrest, Peter's deit
: nial, the long and weary and awful night
>d and morning before the council, and Herod,
st I and Pilate; the mockery and the scourging,
to j and now the crucifixion, and that between
o two malefactors as If He, too, was one.
a- Truly He whs numbered with the transgresth
sors, and He complained not. Oh, my soul,
it was all for thee! .What thinkest thou of
it ; it, and of Him who was crucifled on thy ac)n
,y 34. "Father, forgivdthem, for they know
J* I nnf TT?hof fViQTT An '? 'FVHa voa Wla first Utter
JQ UW >. U-V ,?OJ
b ance from the cros3. If we take the seven
!t in order as we find them here and in verse
43. then John xix., 25-27; Math, xxvii., 46;
j. John xix., 28, 30; Luke xxiiL, 46, we have
t0 suggested to us the great facts of forgivelg
ness, glory, all that we need between forto
giveness and glory, His being forsaken that
e we might never be. His thirst and all that is
J implied in it, His finished work and then Hi3
exit from the body to His Father.
35. "He saved others. Let Him save Himself
if He be Christ, the chosen of God."
'a Thus the people and the rulers derided Him.
They were natural men, tbey understood
[r not, therefore they talked foolishly. He
1(1 could have saved Himself, for He said, ''No
a man taketh My life from Me. I lay it down
Sf of Myself" ("John x., 18), but He could not
0j save Himself and save others too. He laid
20 down His life voluntarily that He might
j. save others.
ut 36, 37. "If Thou be the King of the Jews,
a save Thyself." Thus the soldiers also
ve mocked Him, not knowing what they saidHe
would not save Himself, but He would
be save them if they would let Him. for had
lr_ He not prayed for them even as they drove
)n the nails into His hands? Let us lay to
en heart His words, ''He that saveth his life
0? shall lose it, but he that loseth his life for My
sake, the samt> shall save it (Luke ix., 24).
on 38. "This isthe King of the Jews." Thua
Pilate caused it to be written over Him in
IS9 the langnages of the world, Greek and Latin
kg and Hebrew, and he would not alter it even
?n to please the Jews. This was doubtless of
d8 God, for the time will come when all the
in world_shall see and acknowledge that this
same Jesus, once crucmea ai me piace 01 a
it skull. Is the King of the Jews. Then shall
,e' He also be King of Kings and Lord of Lords,
j j Without Him all the things of earth are as
he empty as a skull, nothing to them, all vanity
ye ana vexation of spirit, but in Him and with
Him all Is peace and righteousness.
89. "And one of the malefactors which
were hanged railed on Him, saying, If Thou
be Christ, save Thyself and us. Both Matthew
and Mark say that the thieves reviled
Him. Luke does not contradict that, for If
both at first did it. he Is correct in saying
st that one of them aid so, and he doubtless
'?- refers to the one who persisted in doing so.
To save Himself and them was Impossible,
01 but to give His life in order to save them was
s? what He was doing.
1(1 40. "Dost not thou fear God, seeing thou
3n art In the same condemnation?" When a
m malefactor turns preacher, something has
IS> happened to him, and in a short space of
time something remarkable has come to this
}S thief. His eyes have been opened to see that
s> < the One in the midst is more than He ap?t
| pears to be, and he has already in his heart
ld believed upon Him and received Him as
. 41. "And we Indeed justly, for we receive
u" the due reward of our deeds, but this man
re ' hath dore nothing amiss." Here is evidence
tf- _? TTo pnnrlomns himself and
T* . VI IUC UOtV UUWU? AAV ?
is i justifies the Lord, whereas the carnal mind,
which is enmity against God, always justify
fles itself and condemns God (Bom. viiiM 7;
u" Luke xvi., 15). He confesses nissins and
ld acknowledges that he is suffering only what
he justly deserves, while at the same time
5" he testifies to the holiness of the One in the
m midst. This is -the work of the Spirit of
k? 42. "And he said unto Jesus, Lord reor
memb?r me when Thou comest Into Thy
in kingdom." No man can say that Jesus is
the Lord, but by the Holy Spirit (I Cor.
:t' xli., 3). See, then, the Spirit's work in this
m man's heart. He believes that Jesus, though
n" crucified as an evil doer, is the Lord of
*8 , glory and that He has a kingdom.
?" 43. "And Jesus said unto him. Yerilv I
16 say unto thee, to-day shalt thou be with Me
p in paradise." What a joy to the penitent
k ? thief, his sins all gone, his bodily sufferings
ie so soon to be over, and that very day in
glory with his Lord! Let us not modify or
seek to alter the precious words. They are
in perfect accord with other words of th?
book concerning the death of the righteous,
tie "To die is gain." "To depart and t>e with
lis Christ is far better." "Absent from the
Is, body, present with the Lord" (Phil, i.,21,
a 23; II Cor, v., 8). But. says one, Jesus had
he not ascended to the Father when He met
v- Mary Magdalene on the morning of the reay
surrection (John xx., 17). therefore how
jn could the tnief be with Him in paradise
m that day? He spoke to Mary of His ascend1
" 1,L ' hnf QA
er inp totaerniuer lu uu iudu wu;i ...
ae to His Spirit He was surely In paradise as
ri- soon as He died.
ve 44. '"And It was about the sixth hour, and
on there was a darkness over all the earth until
re the ninth hour." He was crucified at the
its third hour (Mark xv., 25), or 9 in the mornri
ins;, and from noon till 3 p. m. there was
ii- this awful darkness, for the prince of darkvs
ness was doing his worst. It was his hour
co and the power of darkness.
be 45. "And the sun was darkened, and the
;Il veil of the temple was rent in the midst."
sr. When the Son of Righteousness was suffering
for the sins of the world, it was surely
meet that the sun in tho heavens should refuse
to shine. Just before He comes In His
glory the sun and moon shall both be darktie
ened in the day of His wrath (Math, xxlv.,
d, 29, 80). The veil in the temple was a symbol
at of His body, for He hath opened for us a new
)d and living way through the veil?that is to
i! say, His flesh (Heb. x., 20). The veil was
m worked full of oherubim, and when it was
1 ? * WKam UA
UI rent me coeruoim were rem aiau. iiucuuo
n- died, all who believe in Him died,
to 46. "Father, into Thy nands I commend"
in My Spirit." These were. His last words
ae uttered with a loud voice, so that He may be
ar said to have died in His full strength. They
rk did not take His life, He gave it up and He
10 went out to God. When Stephen died, he
- said, "Lord Jesus receive my spirit" (Acta
vii., 59), and he went out to be with his
Lord, more alive than he ever was before,
while kind hands laid his body away till
Jesus comes.?Lesson Helper.
>8 JAPANESE NOBLEMEN AT ANNAPOLIS.
An Application for Eight to Enter the
r. Naval Academy.
a- Word has been received in Washington unr
officially from an attache of the United
I's States Legation at Tokio that the Japanese
io Minister of Marine, by command of the Emr
peror, will make formal application for the
et admission of eight young Japanese noble?
men as students at the United States Naval
Academy. In the list is a son of Field Marjhal
General Matsuablma, commanding the
* * -I xrt.^ A AI ?rt 1
KTJ1J 01 ua.puu; tt 9UU Ul Tiuo-Auujiia. iiv(
who is himself a graduate of the Naval Acadamy
of the class of 1872, and a nephew of
ie the Emperor. Already eleven Japanese ofin
fleers have b?en graduated at the Naval
tio Academy, including Vice Admiral Ito and
>n Rear Admiral Matsushima, who was reputed
le to be one of the best mathematicians at the
rn institution. It is said at tbe Navy Departly
ment that in case the alleged application is
ts made it will undoubtedly be granted. The
? policy of tbe present Emperor of Japan is
to have his military officers educated at St.
Cyr and his uaval officers at Annapolis.
Fortune Smiles on n Minister.
!0i Rev. Mr. Rhodes, living twelve miles east
of Timpson, Texas, while plowing his field,
> n unearthed 30,000 Mexican dollars. It apTi
pears that the money was buried in leather
he satchels. Mr. Rhodes bought the place two
years ago, ani for several years there has
Qfi been digging in that community by unkno wu
es parties at night.
"Unciai'iied." American Fortunes.
There is a Arm in London which is circulating
a pamphlet containing a list of over
6000 "unclnimed fortunes" in the United
gg States. It costs $1 to get any more lnformation
as to these fortunes.
:h An Idle Horde. ' 1*
There are 2,000,000 of mechanics, art Is!an*,
and day laborers Idle in the United Staiep. .