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REV. JOHN JASPER
Wonderful Preacher Report of one
of His Sermons.
In the Baptist Argus last week,
Doctor Win. K. Hatcher gives his
impressions of a sermon preached
by the noted colored preacher, John
Jasper, of Richmond, Va.
Ittiagine a Sunday afternoon at
his church a fair, inspiring day.
His house was thronged to overflowing.
It was the funeral of two
persons William Kllyson and Mar
Barnes. The text is forgotten but
the sermon is vividly recalled.
From the start Jasper howed a
burden and a boldness that promised
rich things for his people.
At the beginning he betrayed
some hesitation unusual for him.
"Lemme say," he said, "a word
about dis Willian Ellersin. I say
it at de fust an' git it orf in or min'.
William Ellersin was no good man
he didn't say he wus; he didn't
try to be good, and da tell me he die
as he live, 'out Gord an' out hope
in de worl. It's a bad tale to tell
on him, but he fix de story hisscf.
As dc tree falls dar inus it lay. Kf
you wants folks who live wrong to
be proached and s.ing to glory, don
bring to Jasper. Gord comfut the
monur and warn the onruly. "'
"But my bruthrin," he brightened
as he spoke, "Mary Barnos
wus diffrunt. She wer wash'd in de
blood of de Lam' and walk'd in
white; her r'ligion was of Gord.
Yer could trust Mary anywhar;
nuv'r cotch 'er in dom playhouses
ner friskin' in dom dances; she wan'
no trapsing roun' at
sight. She love de house of de
Lord; her feet olung to de strait and
Barrerpath;I know'd hor. I seon
her at de prarnseotin' seed her at
de preochin' &nd soed her tendin' de
sick and helpin' de mounin' sinnor's.
Our Sister Mary, good bye. Yer
raoe is run but yer crown is show."
From this Jasper shot quite apart.
He was full of fire, humor gleamed
in his eye, and freedom was the
bread of his soul. By degrees he
approached the realm of death, and
be went as an invader. A note of
defiant challenge rang in his voice
and almost blazed on his lips.
lie escorted tho Christian to the
court of death, and demanded of the
monster king to exhibit his power
to hurt. It was wonderful to see
bow he pictured the high courage of
the child of God, inarching up to
the very face of the king of terrors
and demanding that he eonie forth
and do his worst. Death on the
other hand was subdued, slow of
spoeoh, admitted his defeat, and proclaimed
his readiness to serve the
ehildren of Immanuel. Then he
effected to put his mouth to the
nouth of the grave and eried aloud
'Grave ! Er Grave !" he cried as
if addressing a real person, --Whar's J
yer viot'ry? I hnr you got a
mighty banner down dar. and you
turrinizes everybody what comes
long dis way. Bring out your
armies and furl foth your bann'rs of
tiet'ry. Show your ban' an' let em
what you kin do." Then he
wade the grave reply, "Ain t got
neviot'ry cow, had vict'ry but King
Jesus pars'd through dis r..untry
and lord my banners down. IU -ay
his people shan't be troubled no u.u
forev'r; an' he tell mo ter op n ue
gate and let 'um pass on dar way
"Oh, my Gord,-' Jasper ex
claimed in thrilling voice," "did
yar hur dat? My Master Jeus done
jerk'd de sting of death; done broke
de seept'r of de king of turr rs. and
ho duu gone inter de grave and rob
it ut its ictorous banners, and fixed
nioo and smooth for his people to
pass through. Mo' en dat, he has
writ a song, a shouting anthiru for
us to sing when we go thur. papain'
sans and stars, and singing dat song.
"Thanks bo outer Gord be ontcr
Gord who give us de vict'ry thru de
Lord Jesus Christ.' " Too well I
know that I do seant justice to the
greatness of Jasper by this inadequate
outline of his traneoendent
elequence. The whole ecouo, distinct
in every detail was boforo the
audience, and his responsive hoaror
Yes. 100,000 times each day.
Does it send out good blood
or bad blood? You know, for
good blood is good health ;
bad blood, bad health. And
you know precisely what to
take for bad blood Ayer's
Sarsaparilla. Doctors have
endorsed it for 60 years.
One treonrnt rasa of bad blood It slncslth
liter. This prtlnfea constipation, roiaxionui
ubtuticr. art thru atxrrbr.1 lulu Hi l.oo1,
lnitrad i'f lri r mooted from ihNxlj di t
a. natu'e Krrr tlie owf
withAytr'ill t irerpt'lt All tecrtaWe
2U4brJ C ayer Co.. Lowtll, Xta.
iiu masuciurr er
7 HAIR MOOR,
AOl'E CI BE
were stirred into uncontrollable excitement.
"My bruthrin," Jaspor
very soberly, "I oftn ax
how I'd behave moiof of I was
tor cit ter heav'u. 1 tell you I
would tremble de consoquinees.
Eben now when I gits or gliniso
jist a poop into do palis of de King
it farly runs me ravin' straotod.
What will I do ef 1 gite thar? 1
'spec I'll make er fool of uiyselt,
'oausc I ain't got do pritty ways
and nice manners my ole mars' Sam
Hargrove used to have, but ef I
git thar they ain't to put me oat.
Mars' Sam'll speak four me an' toll
dew to teach me how to do. I
somotimes think if I's lowed to go
freo, I specs to be froo dar I tell
you. b'lieve I'll jest do de town,
walkin' an' rnnnia' all roun' to sea
de home which Josus dan built for
"Fust of all I'd go dowa as' see
de Hirer of Life. I lov's to go down
now to de ole muddy Jewes mighty
red an' muddy, but it goes 'long so
gran' an quiet liko 'twas tennin to
business, but dat aint uothin' to the
river which flows by do throne. I
longs fer its cbristal waves, aa' do
trees on de banks, an' dc all mann'rs
of fruits. Dis oie head of mino
oft'n gits hot with fever, aehos all
night an' rolls oh de piller, an' f has
many timos uesiro to cool it in that
blessed stream as it kisses do banks
of dat upper Canaan Bl'ssod be dc
Lord! De thought of soein' dat river,
drinkin' its water an' rostin' un r
dose trees ' Then suddenly Jasper
began to intone a chorus in a most
affecting way, no part of which I can
recall except the last line: 'Oh, wat
mus it bo to be thar."
"Aft'r dat," Jaspor continued
with a quickened noto, "I'd turn
out an' viow de beauties of de Citv
de home of mv Father. I'd stroll
up demjbenuse where de children of
Gord dwells an' view der mansions.
Father Abraham, 1 m sure he got a
dc children of Israel out of bondige,
thu dc wilderness an' to dc adgc of
dc promised land, he must be
set up being such ar man as he is;
and David, dc King dat made dc
pritty songs, I'd liko to see is homo,
and Paul, dc mighty scholar who got
struck down out in dc 'inascus road,
I want to sec his mansion, and all of
em. Den 1 would cut round to de
back streets and look for do littlo
home whar my savior sot my uiothor
up to when sho got
thar 1 spec to know the houso by de
roses in de yard an' dc vinos on do
As Jasper wa moving at a fooling
pace along the path of bis thoughts,
he stopped and cried: "Look dar,
mighty sweet house, aint' it lovely?"
Suddenly he sprang back and bogun
to shout with joyous clapping of
hands. "Look dar; see dat on dc
do. hallolujah, it's John Jasper.
Said he was gwinc to proparo a place
for me, dar it is. Too good for a po
sinner like me, but he built it forme,
a turn-key job, an' mine forev'r. "
Instantly he was singing his mollow
ohorus onding as before with: "Oh,
wat mus it be to be thar!"
From that scene he movod otl to
stc the angelic host. There woro
the white plains of the heavenly Canaan
a vast army of angels with
thoir bands of Music, their difforent
ranks and grades, thoir worship before
the throne and their pealing
shouts as thoy broke around tho
throne of God. The charm of the
scone was irresistible; it lifted
to a sight of hoavou and it was
real to Jasper. Ho scorned entranced.
As tho picture began to fade
uprose his inimitable chorus, closing
as always: "Oh, wat mus it be to
Then thoro was a lone wait. Hut
for the subdued and unworldly air of
the old preacher full seventy years
old then the delay would haTe dissolved
"An' now, frens," he said, still
panting, and sooking to bo calm, "cf
yer '11 scuso me, I'll tak er trip to de
throne an' see de King in i roy'l
garmints." It was an event tostudy
him at this point. His earnestness
and reveronec passed all speech, and
grow as ho went. The light from
the throne dazzled him from afar.
Thero was the great wluto throne-there,
the elders bowing in adoring
wonder-there, the arehangols waiting
in silence for the commands of the
King there the King in his resplendent
glory, in hosts innumerable
wore the ransomod. In
point of vived description it surpassed
all I had hoard or road. By thi
time the old negro orator seemed glorified.
Earth could hardly hold him.
He sprang about the platform with
a boy's alertness ; he was
waving his handkorohiof as if
greoting a conquorer, his face was
stroaming with tears; he was bowing
before the redeemer; he was clapping
grate pain, an Moses what scortcd j njs iands, laughing, shouting and
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of age, and
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as it is
to reach an
little folks, because
difficulty in detecting it.
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Don't wait until yourchild is affected,
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You will notice a perceptible change
for the better, a healthy color and a
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! wining the blinding tears out of his
eyes. It was a moment of transport
an I uurtatehod woudor to everyone,
and I felt as if it could never ecasc,
when suddodly in a new noto he
broke into his chorus, onding with
the soul-molting word: "Oh, wat
mus it be to be thar!"
It was climax of elimaxos. I supposed
nothing olse eould follow.
Wo ha? been up so often and
so high we could not be carried up
again. But thore stood Jaspor, fully
seeing the situation. "My bruthron"
said he as if in apolagy. "I dun
'orgot somothing. I got to tako
trip. 1 aint' visit'd dc ranstini
of dc Lord. Carn't slight dom. I
knows hoab ov om an, boun, tor sec
In a moment he had us out on the
celestial plains with tho saints in line.
There they wore countless and
glorious. We walked the hold line
and had a sort of universal handshake
in which no note of time was taken.
"Hur's Brer, Abu), de fust man
what got hur; Hur's Brer, Enoch
whar took a stroll and straggled inter
glory; hur's ole Ligic whar had hor
er carriage sent fur 'im ,an comod a
nigher way frum do city." rhus wo
went on greeting patriarchs, prophets,
apostles, msrtyrs, his brethren and
loved ones gone beforo until suddenly
he sprang bact and raised a shout
that fairly shook the roof: "Here
she is; I know'd sh'd get why,
Mary Barnes, you got home did yer '
A great handshake ho gave her and
for a moment it looked as if the newly
glorified Mary Barnes was the
center of Jasper's thoughts, but as if
by magic, things changed and he was
singing at the top of his voice the
ohorus which died away amid the
chrioks and shouts of his crowd with
his plaintive note: "Oh what mu
it bo to bo thar!
Jasper dropped exhawetoti into a
chair and some chief siager of the
old-time sort, in noble scorn of all
choirs, struck that' wonderful old
sous. "When death shall shake my
framo, '' and in a moment the great
building throbbed and trembled with
with tho mighty old melody,
sung only as Jaspers race can situ,
and especially as only Jasper emotional
ami impassioned church could
Thu storu old orator, brave a-
lion, rich in humor, grim ad a dream
or whose dreams were full of hi-aw u
has uttered his Inst meecagr. aia
havo gono within the eil to set- t ii
roal of his dreaming. If the cut
of were so luscious to him In r.
"Oh, what must it be for kiw t
Do not Crowd The Season
Tb fast muss 4mjt at spfistt fctiar m
a Antra to tut om Mo ttw shlltiat.i
o4 Mashin CMMrtM sk.1 Wi t
p All wlsHvt are kwoatbl ol aa4 n.., 4
wkr that all cum frosn. Ts ka
Is ihivwa aM aa ssaay he.t
fUaswl Tsmb a cgM win cocm tad s i
Ikat ft tc la spisWsaic. CeMs al tal . . .
ea Bora 4ariout Usaa sa astaVwim,
kJharc is saaca ante daoaat at aawasaaaia I . .
Caatasxirlata's Coas Resoaar. bowa! ana u
wtli fears sMtaoac m tea It always cw and
we B4 aavar laowa a eala) lo iaaal ta swsuaio
ata wfcar tl wat aaad It is ataaaasM aa4 uh 10
taU Caiiaraa Ilka it tot aata I H Otow
laa laaaUac OiacriM la wastara t
OCTOGENARIAN'S LONG TRIP
Wited. Cobb., March 1 !. Wil-
liaiM Nattleton. Mrutol mot sprightly
started oa a pleasure trip of ld.lMMi
miles by rail. Attention called to
tho Numerous railroad disaster
since the year hoga had ho effect on
him. lie had pin u Med' to go he
aid, and he wat going, if be got in
a or not.
He will g0 direct to I'hoeoix,
Arit., where he will yisit friend ,
then to California, from where he
will so to Seittle. Wash., and then
to Butto, where he is interested in
tho water company of that city.
Mr. Xeuletua will reinrn sometime
in the Spring if the railroads pare
Hunting for Trouble
"I've lived in California 20 year, nml
am still hunting for trouble in the way
f burns, son wounds, loiU, cuta,
sprains, or n case of pilea that Hucklon's
Arnica Salve won't quickly cure,"
writes Charles Walter, of Alleghany,
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Mfl I- 1
.mi i ion. iy., .uaroti zi. i ue
post-office at fireen, Ky., six mile
below here, has boon discontinued.
The building was washed
away by the high wator, and Postmaster
P. L. Moreland immediately
resigned. The jiontal authorities
have boon unable to get anyone to
accept the place.
Neglected Colds Threaten Life
"Don't trifile with a cold," in good
advice for prudent men and women. It
may be vital in the case of n child
Proper food, good vontilntion, and dry,
warm clothing are the proper safeguards
against colds. If they are
maintained through the chnngcnble
weather of autumn, winter and spring,
the chances of a surprise from ordin
ary colds will be slight. But the ordinary
light cold will hecome severe
if neglected, and a well established ripe
cold is to the germs of diphtheria what
honey is to the bee. The greatoat
menace to child life at this season of
year is the neglected cold." Whothcr
it is a child or adult, the cold alight or
severe, the very best treatment that
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of this preparation has been attained
by its remarkable cures of this ail-
mont. A coid never resuiw in pneumonia
when it is givon. Por sale by
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We are plsatadto aaaounea that I'olaj'a Haaar
and Tar (or coscbt. eolils and lonir troabUt It
not aHaeteil by the National Pels Hoot) a ad Drue
law as It eoaiala no astfatas. ar other Iwrwfsl
drug, asnl we reeossaaasMl It at a sale ittsaad la
eliltdren aoJ adtlts. j 1) Or we
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that thr product is a credit tn thoir name.
When yon buy the Marion Milling Company's Ih.ur t
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ifonly of good pure water should be
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Ashland, Ky.. Mar.h. '..- Wil-ham
Wilson, murchant of
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In feeling- ii"i in f' r
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