Newspaper Page Text
AMID GREEN TREES.
H. G. l>avis Notified of II is Nom ination For Vice President. Representative John Sharp Williams, of Mississippi, Delivered the Noti fication Address—A Reception and Cotillion in Evening. White Sulphur Springs, W. Va.. Aug. 15.■* Henry G Davis Wednesday was formally notified of and formally ac cepted his nomination by the deniu craitc party for vice president of the l nited States The ceremony took placo in the open air in the grounds of Green Crier White Sulphur Springs hotel and were marked by simplicity in every detail. Mr. Davis was escort ed to the flag draped platform at 1:30 o clock in the aft*?riv>on by Represen tative John Sharp Williams, of Mis sissippi, who delivered the notification address. An invocation by Rt. Rev. Dr. \V. L. Gr&vatt, of the Episcopal diocese of West Virvinia. preceded Mr. Williams, who occupied an hour In •peaking. It took Mr. Davis ten min utes to read his formal acceptance, - but he prefaced this with a heart to heart talk of like duration to the sev eral thousand friends and neighbors who were gathered under the trees as his audience. Senator Daniel, of Vir ginia. was forced to acknowledge a demand for a speech but declined hap pily and at 3 25 o'clock the ceremony ended. Earlier in the day a formal letter of notification was handed Mr. Davis if the parlor of the hotel in the presenca of tlie assembled notification commit tee. It was a simple statement of tho action of the St. Louis convention with reference to Ills nomination. He took the letter without reading it and thanked tho committee, saying he would respond later in the day and hoped for a victorious response in No vember, A reception and cotillion in honor of the nominee was held in the hotel In the evening me nav was a perieci one. 1 lie sun shone throughout and the pure air of the mountains stirred gently into cooling breezes. The scene of the ceremonies was ideally picturesque. Two huge oaks mingled their branches directly over the platform of the speak ers Four others in a semi-circle in front furnished shade for the specta * t >rs. while the greensward of a lawm a hundred years old tempted the list eners to sit The upward slope of tho lawn on all sides and the erection of a sounding bourd back of the stand made speech easy and the accoustics good. As a background for the whole wero tho aurrouudlng Alleghenies forested in green. Mr. I»avis was the center of interest , throughout the day. When It came his time to respond to the notification address ho was kept standing some minutes while the audience expressed Its enthusiasm This affected Mr. Di vis. To the strains of ‘ Dixie' and a mod ley of patriotic airs, the assemblage dispersed; not. however, until many of its members had mounted the plat form and extended personal congratu lations to the candidate. The Invited guests, including those in Mr. Davis’ private party, who occupied a roped off reservation on the left, were tho tlrst to shake the senator's hand. Mr. Davis will remain at White Suipbir until Friday, when he will return to ' his home at Klkins. His plans for tho campaign have not been fully matured. NEGRO SHOT TO DEATH. He Had Committed Two Robberies at Thomaston, Ala. Mobile, Ala Aug. 18.—Rufus I.cs seur, a Negro, was shot to death out side the calaboose of Thomaston, Ma rengo county He had been loafing around the place for several days and had committed two robberies. The second time he entered the home of Mrs. J. I*. Hollis she wm.s awakened and the Negro was frightened away. Ho dropped his hat. which led to hia arrest. Gov. Cunningham has ordered an investigation of the lynching. HYDROPHOBIA. * Efficiency of Vaccination As a Preventative Shown. Washington, A'lg. 1*.—Consul gen eral Guenther, at Frankfort, Germany, har supplied the state department of ficials statistic* touching the efficacy of vaccination as n preventative of hydrophobia The substance of these is that only ooo and a half per cent, bitten by mad animals and vaccinated have died. The consul general says that the figures again show that Rus sia is the breeding place of hydro phobia. Sailing Ship Cumberland Launched. Roston. Aug IS.—The new United States steel sailing ship Cumberland, which was built by the government at the Charlestown navy yard as a train ing vessel, was Miccesafully launched Wednesday afternoon. Canadian manufacturers say that place* for 6,717 working men, women and boys are vacant in their factories. German medb al journals are recom mending as a remedy for appendicitis walking on all fours 20 minutes four! times a day. The exercise strengthens the abdominal muscles. In formic acid Dr Clement., of the French Academy of Medicine, claims to have discovered a wonderful remedy for muscular fatigue He combines it with bicarbonate of soda to save the stomach from distress m ■ERMUDESft ASPHALT LAKE. _______ Demand That President Surrender 1% and Other Property. Caracas. Venezuela. Aug. 20.—It Is reported that United States Minister I Bowen has handed President Castro an imperative order that he surrender | the Bermudese asphalt lake and oth er properties of the New York and Bermudese Co., which were seized by Venezuelan troops on July 26 last. Washington, Aug. 20.—At the re quest of the New York and Bermudese Asphalt Co., the state department has instructed Minister Bowen to demand : of President Castro that he instruct the attorney general to dismiss the receivership proceedings for the as- j phalt property, pending a final adjudi- j cation of the c&se. The grounds on which the demand is made are that the company has a number of valuable contracts, which can not be filled so long as A. H. Car- j ner is receiver and in possession of j tho workings. There is considerable ] doubt whether Venezuela can comply 1 with the demand, since the receiver ; was appointed by the superior court, I which adjourned on August 15 for 30 days. - - IMMENSE HIPPODROMES. New York Firm Will Erect Them In the Ten Principal Cities. New York, Aug. 20.—The immense i hipf*»drome that is being built on tho Sixth avenue block from 43d to 44th streets, this city, whilo it will be the first of the kind in tho country, will I not bo the only one. Elmer S. Dundy, of Thompson & Dundy, made a statement Friday to | the effect that it was the intent of the ! firm, together with the parties who are interested with them in erecting ! j the hippodrome in Sixth avenue, to I erect a similar hippodrome building ' in the ten principal cities of the Unit ed States. The hippodrome is a radical venture i in the amusement line in this country ' and the immense size of the building i I affords many advantages in present- i ing a permanent circus. A VENOMOUS REPTILE. It Came Near Ruining a Portrait of Judge Parker’s Residence. — Esopus, Ni y., Aug. 20.—A snake four feet long, said to bo a poisonous adder. Friday afternoon came very near ruining tho oil painting which a Kingston artist is engaged in making t of Judge Parker’s home on an order from Chairman Taggart to decorate j the rooms of the national committee I In New York. At sight of the approaching snako ! the artist sprang up. overturning his | easel, which so startled the snake that it made for a hole in a tree. A by- J stander. more courageous than the artist, seized the tail of the snake, and, jerking it out, dispatched it. In tho body of the snake a toad was found. UNITED STATES SOLDIERS. All Except Artillerymen Must Be Equipped With Full Dress Uniform. Washington, Aug. 20.—The general ; of the army has ordered that all the troops serving in tho United States excepting the artillery corps, shall bo equipped with tho full dress uniform, consisting of dark blue caps, with j bands; dress coat, new pattern; col lar ornaments; breast cord, and until ; exhausted trousers of the pattern In ! use prior to the adoption of the uni ! form. APPOINTEES TO WEST POINT. _ They Must Take the Shortest Route From Their Homes to the Academy. Washington, Aug. 20.—Young men I who receive appoinlments to West Point must take tho shortest route , from their homos to the military acad- ' emy if they expect to he reimbursed I by the government for thoir traveling expenses under decision Just rendered ! by Controller Tracewell, of the treas ury. The controller holds that the j same rule applies to West Point ap pointees, and as to army officer# In j the matter of traveling expenses. Business Failures During the Week. New York, Aug. 20— Business fail ures In tho United States for the week ending August 18 number 203, against ! 167 last week, 166 in the like week In 1903. 181 In 1902, 181 In 1901. In Can- j ada failures for the week number 25. fin strainQt 1 Inef wcnlr High Price For Wheat. San Francisco, Aug. 20.—There wan a repetition of the upward movement In the market Friday. December wheat seored a new high record of 11.52'j per cental. This Is one cent higher than the best price made ear- ; Her In fhe week. --— Eighty-Three Horsemen Murdered. Algiers. Aug. 20. — Elghfy-threo horsemen sent by the Moorish pro tender, Mu Ifarnara, to Chief A maria, of the Henl Btizzagora tribe, to ask his daughter in marriage, were treach- 1 “rously murdered by the chief. Minister of War a Prisoner. Buenos Ayres, Aug. 20.—The Insur gents liav© seized another steamer which had on board the minister of war and a small escort. The minister and his companions wefo rnado pris oners and 1D0 bullocks were confis cated. A Fourth Shamrock. I^ondon. Aug. 20 —Sir Thomas Lip ton Is paying a visit to tho Clyde for the purpose, it is believed, of arrang ing for the design of and construction of a fourth Shamrock to compete for the Americas ^up^ CRIPPLE CREEK MOB. Throe Attornevs anti Twelve Other Mew Deported. Th» International Mercantile Co.’a Store Was Looted and Completely Wrecked by the Mob—No Troops Called For. Cripple Crpek. Col., Aug. 22.—No se cret Is made here of the fact that the deportation of Attorneys Eugene Eng ley. Frank J. Hangs and J. C. Cole and 12 other men from this district Satur day night was planned by members of the Mine Owners' association and Citi zens’ Alliance and was carried out un dor their direction. Tho El Paso. Vin dicator. Findley and other largo mines were closed down when the day shift stopped work and the miners of both dny nnd night shifts vero requested to assemble in Cripplo Creek as trou ble was brewing, a report had been in circulation that several hundred de ported union men were returning to the camp in a body and It had been determined to drive them away again should they come. This report proved to be groundless. However, other work had been laid out for the two thousand or more min ers who swarmed into town nnd acting under orders given by leading citizens they proceeded to “round up” tho fed eration attorneys, employes of the In termountaln Mercantile Co. store and others who have openly expressed sympathy with the Western Federa tion of Miners, and escorted them be yond tho city limits. During the en tire proceedings the sherift of Teller county and the mayor and city mar shal of Cr'pple Creek were out of town. Under Sheriff Parsons nnd Deputy Thomas Underwood attempted to control the mob, but were easily overpowered. Many of the deputies who have been regularly employed In tho district since tho riots early in June, It Is alleged, were active as leaders of tho mob. City Marshal Charles N. Crowher arrived from Victor while tho looting of the Intermountain Mercantile Co.’s storo was In progress and essayed In vain to stop tho destruction of prop erty. The store is completely wreck ed and the entire stock valued at sev eral thousand dollars, destroyed or stolen. SherifT Edward Hell arrived from Denver after the mob had finished Its work and took measures for the pro tection of the prisoners In Jail. He said Sunday that he lmd no intention of asking the governor to send troops to the district. He had advised Presi dent Moj’er and Secretary Heywood. of tho Western Federation of Miners, he said, not to carry out their an nounced purpose of sending the de ported miners back to this camp, as lie would be powerless to protect them. FIRED BY LIGHTNING. Fivo Chicago Firemen Overcome By Gas and Smoke. Chicago. Aug. 22.—Fire, tho result of lightning, caused a loss of $75,000 to the plant of the Nubian Paint & Varnish Co., Fifty-first avenue and Moffatt street, Sunday night. Explo sions of tanks of oil and varnish en dangered the lives of firemen, fivo of them and a volunteer being overcome by the gas and smoke. Tho storage room and offices of the company were destroyed and the re mainder of the plant had a narrow escape. Chicago Damaged by Storm. Chicago, Aug. 22.—A severe wind and electrical storm passed over the city Sunday evening doing much dam age In the suburbs. Several small fires were started by the lightning, and the downpour of rain was so heavy that many basements were flooded und much damago done to property. Northweat of the city hun dreds of acres of corn wore beaten down by the wind and rain, and much of It will bo lost. Ths World’s Fair Admissions. St. Trouts, Aug. 22.—The attendance at the World's fair for the past week almost equals that of tho week pre vious. The total number of admis sions for the past week was 641,283, and the total for week previous was 668,607. No Anthracite Coal Strike. Wheeling, W. Va., Aug. 22.—T. L. Lewis, national vice president of the United Mine Workers of America, re ceived a telegram from tho concilia tion board, at New York, that there will bo no striko In the anthracite coal region. Will Stop Buying Beef. Now York, Aug. 22.—Five hundred members of one of the local branches of tho Retail Kosher Butchers’ union met hero and voted unanimously to stop buying beef for a week. Other branches have called similar meetings •o consider the matter. No "Oppn Shop.” New York, Arffg. 22.—Tho Building Trades Employers’ association has de cided not to declare the “open shop” on Monday. Instead they will pro ceed to the adoption of the plan of dealing with the unions Individually or with individual member*. He Scared Hit Wife. Council Bluff3, la., Aug. 22.—Think ing to scare his wife, John f’ojrhn placed a revolver to his forehead and snapped the trigger. Tho weapon, contrary to his belief, was loaded and he sent a bullet into his brain. STORM IN ST. LOUIS. Two Persons Were Killed and About Fifty Injured. St. Louts. Aug 20.—A terrific thun der storm broke over St. Louis early Friday night and rain fell in torrents, accompanied by heavy wind. Tho weather bureau reported that .67 of an inch of rain fell within ten minutes and the velocity of the wind was 52 miles an hour. , A concert was In progress in Festi val hall at tho exposition during the heavy thunder storm Friday night, when suddenly there was a flash of lightning and immediately all tho lights went out. A panic was only prevented by a woman's voice taking up tho strains of “America.” the oth ers joining in. Other familiar songs followed nnd the audience loft the building singing but without excite ment. ^». In the Chinese villago on the Pike 360 Chinamen. Just arrived, were be ing watched over by immigration offi cers tcmiHirarily when the storm struck. Tho Celestials became panic stricken and the officers were forced to draw revolvers to subdue the ex citement. Lightning struck near by and one Chinaman was severely shock ed. whilo another jumped from tho roof of the building nnd broke his arm. The band stand in the Plaza of St. Louis was struck by lightning nnd was burned before the rain extinguish ed the (lames. A tornado of small proportions but of extreme fury swept down upon tho residence portion of North St. Ixnils Friday, resulting In tho death of one person. Injury to probably r>0 and dam age to property estimated at $100,000. Telegraph poles for a distance of flvo blocks on Broadwny were mowed down one after another ns weeds be fore a scythe. Roofs were blown from houses. Trolley nnd feed wires and smaller wires were blown down. Trees were uprooted. The air was filled with flying tim bers and splinters and with debris and dust. The people were stricken with terror. As many ns had time sought shelter in cellars. The storm passed almost as quickly ns it came, leaving the people dazed from tho suddenness of the attark of the elements. Tho residence of A. Al brecht, nt 23d and Palm streets, was unroofed, but It is reported no one was injured there. A Broadway trolley ear containing 11 passengers was suddenly burled under six telegrnph poles which crash ed into the top and wrecked the car. The passengers had a remarkable es cape from Injury and only the motor man received Blight bruises. Probably tho heaviest loss suffered by a single concern was tho destruc tion accomplished at tho Nledringhaus rolling mill. The plant covers two squares In extent. The big smoke stack was blown down and half the plant was demolished, entailing esti mated damage of $25,000. Six em ployes were injured in this plant and one killed. Joe, a boy whose full name has not been ascertained, died at the city hos pital Friday night from injuries re ceived In a newspaper delivery wagon ; which was overturned by the storm. I His skull was fractured. Venice, 111., Aug. 20.—The tornado that swept across the river from North St. Ijouis late Friday killed on<* person here. Injured 10 and caused considera ble damage to property. The tornado was of short duration, but was remark ably destructive In force. Trees were blown down and a num ber of houses were unroofed. Later Friday night a pouring rain storm deluged Venice and added great ly to the damage already wrought by flooding unroofed residences and buildings. FLASH LIGHT POWER. Man Fatally Hurt, Wife Severely In jured and House Wrecked. Chicago, Aug. 20.—George L. Kng lls, an mm tour chemist, while endeav oring Friday afternoon to make a pho tographic fash light powder brought about an explosion that fatally Injur ed hirn, severely hurt his wife and de stroyed his residence, which be had lately erected at a cost of $12,000, Tho explosion occurred In the base ment of Mr. Knglis' home, where ho had a work-room, and forced the floors and roof upward so that his house resembled a dome. The detonation was heard for a mile. A Valuable Cargo. flan Francisco, Aug. 20.—Tlia Pa cific mall sfearner Siberia Just arrived from the Orient brought In a most valuablo cargo. A lot of raw silk val ued at $102,000 was listed on her man ifest, while In her treasure tank was Japanese gold aggregating $950,000. This coin comc3 from Japan for the purchase of supplies for the army The One Hundredth Anniversary. Ogdensburg. N. Y., Aug. 20.—Tho 100th anniversary of tho death of Har bara Hock, tho foundress of Method ism In America, Is being commemo rated by a largo gathering of Meth odists from tho United States and Canada here. Congratulations For the Emperor. St. Petersburg, Aug. 20.—Grand Duke Doris, who Is on the way to St. Petersburg from the far east, Is bring ing a letter on behalf of Gen. Kuro patkln and hls army congratulating the emperor on the birth of an lielr to tho throne. Three. Highway Robbers Garroted. Havana, Aug. 20.—Tho supremo court has confirmed tho death sen tence Imposed on three Negroes con victed of highway rohbary and mur- i der at Ouara. They were garroted j Saturday morning. S Slate News Pick-ups. s 11 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 33333331; >» ( ol. Hebert \\ ard Greer, u former business man of Martinsburg. Is dead In \\ ushlngtou. He w as prominent iu W est Virginia I. O. O. F. and G. A. U. circles. He was at one time a mem ber of the staff of the department com mander of the G. A. R. of West Vir ginia. lie had a place in W’ashingtou with the fish commission. lit known persons placed a dynamite bomb on tho porch of the residence of Capt. F. M. Norchler. Wheeling, and blew It to pieces. No one was hurt. Capt. Norchler believes that strikers art* responsible for the outrage, as the employes of the coal company of which ho is president have been on siribe for months Max Miller, of Portsmouth. O.. Is in Jail at Charleston charged with for ger> He claimed to have 913.00b in the Portsmouth Security Savings and Trust Co. and gave checks for goods purchased. Firms which sold him goods wired to Portsmouth, which re sulted in Ills arrest. The police have recovered the goods. Alice Penley, ugci| 40 years, swal lowed carbolic acid nu«l died at tho edge ot the Ohio river, Parkersburg, a few minutes after she ictfs found un conscious. She hail quarreled with her lover a short time before. F It. Hutchins, the bookkeeper who the other night was mysteriously shot in ilie front door of the home of Red Grey by Mrs. Grey, will not prosecute Mrs. Grey, it is said. The rumor Is that the prosecution would involve tho names of many or the leading busi ness men of the city, and every effort is being made to keep the matter out of the courts. Hutchins will probably lose Ids leg as the result of the shoot ing. Mrs. Grey Is under fL’.dno bond. While n freight train was passing Prince, on the C. & o. railway, the wails of an Infant were plainly heard. The cries came from one of the box cars. A daughter of Squire ilrnsh no tified tho train crew. Tho car was unlocked and an investigation made. It was loaded with large packing cases. Despite diligent search no trace of the Infant was found. Tho searchers at Prince arc not satisfied, and Deputy Marshal Dan Cunningham has telegraphed to Harrison Ash. chief id itoliro of Thurmond, to nmko further investigation. He snys he be lieves tho infant was in one of tho parking cases. * While playing near the Chesapoako S- Ohio freight yards at Charleston two small boys found the body of a Negro with the head smoothly severed from the body near a enr of bananas. The police at once began an Investiga tion which resulted in a strong suspi cion of foul play. It Is hinted that tho mysterious death is the work of Mafia or members of tho Black Hand. Tho Negro worked for a fruit dealer nam ed C. H. Juntos, who Is a rival of Ital ian and Syrian dealers Recently James bad a fight with some of theso men. The other night a number of suspicious looking men were seen in tlie vicinity, and owing to the way tho head was cut off It is not believed ho was struck by a trnln. Dressed In only a night shirt, which was given him when sent to the city hospital after ho had received what were believed to be fatal Injuries, Gro ver Crohard, of Huntington, who es eapod from the state reformatory, es caped from tlie hospital at Parkers burg tlie other evening and was chas ed through the principal streets by of ficers and nearly 2<xt civilians. Ho eluded capture, although the officers fired at him several times. Policeman Abbott, while attempting to arrest Alonzo Ilammaek at Charles ton. had ono of tils hands nearly sev ered from the wrist. John Summers, a cousin of Hainmuek, was so badly cut by Ilammaek that it is thought that lie can not recover. Hummers and Abbott are in tlie general hospi tal; ilammaek is in jail. Tlie affray tool place in Nutter’s barroom. Ham mack and Summers, It. is said, had threatened Hie bartender, who sum moned the policeman. When Abbott nr rived Hammack and Summers at tacked him. During the fight Ham mack, mistaking Summers for the of ficer, slashed him In the back, making two ugly wounds 18 inches long and quite deep. Summers was also cut nbouf the head and nrms before tlie frenzied man realized that lie was kill ing his own cousin. \\ hue returning home from a dou ble wedding ceremony near Leroy, by which her twin sisterR, Misses Grace and Edna Nu/.um, were married to Al bert Shepherd and Okey Himes, re* spect Ive|y, Miss Pearl Nu/.iim. daugh ter of Gen Theodore Xu/.um. of Reedy district, was thrown from her carriage, receiving Injuries from which she died within a few moments. Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Shepherd, the former a lead ing politician of Wirt county, were thrown from nnother buggy and seri otiRly Injured Early Shepherd, son of Samuel, who wax with Miss Nu/.um. was also severely hurt The horses attached to Sherherd's buggy broke ks»si', frightening those attached to the other carriage. Both buggies were overturned. Judge F. A. Gutherie died the full er morning at his home at Point Pleas ant. I!*? had been in falling health for several months. Had h>* lived to the first of the year he woutd have been Judge of the district 21 years. ('apt. Henry Heamon, a veteran of the war of the rebellion, grand treas urer » f the West Virginia I O. O. F., a retired stogie manufacturer, and for mer mayor, filed at his home In Mound vllb*. after a lingering illness. After the war (’apt. Heamon was for nine months a prisoner at Andersonvillo, where the horrors of prison life im paired his health THE SUNOAV BIBLE SCHOOL) L«aaon in the International Series; for August 28. 1004—“Elijah Discouraged." - - I (Prepared by the “Highway and By way" Preacher.) (Copyright. 1304. by J M Kdson.) I.KSSON TEXT (1 Kings 1S:1-S. Memory Verses, 3, 4 ) 1 And Ahab told Jesebel all that KllJ.th had done, and withal how he had ibatu ail the prophets with the sword. 2. Then Jctcbel sent a messenger unto Elijah, saying. So lot the gods do to me. mo,° also, if l make not thy life as the life of one of them by to-morrow about this time 3. And when he saw that, he arose, and went for his life and came to Heer-shoba. which belt ngeth to Judah, and left his servant there 4. lint he himself went a day s Journsy Inio the wilderness, and came and sal down under a Juniper tree, and he requested for himself that he might die; and said. It Is ••nougli; now, O l.ord. takeaway my life, for i am not bettor than my fathers. 6. And as he lity and slept under a Juniper tree, behold, then an angel touched him. and said unto him. Arise and eat. «»■ And he looked, and. behold, there was a cuke buken on the coals, und a cruse of water at his head. And he did eat and drink. and laid him down again. 7 And the angel ot the Kurd came again *he second time, and touched him, and said. Arise and eat. boouuso thu Journey Is too gnat for thee. *• And he rose, and did eat and drink, and went In the strength of tliut meat 40 i days and 40 nights unto llorcb the mount of God. TllK I.KSSON Includes only the lesson , text. I Qul.DKN TKXT. -"In my distress l cried unto the Kurd, and lie houtd ma"—Ps. 130.1. T1MK Tho day alter the contest on Mount Carmel. 1*EACK. Jesieel. and the wilderness to the south. Comparing Scripture with Scripture. From Faith's Muunlulntop to Unbe lief's Wilderness.- James 5:17 tells us that Flijuh was a "man of like passions with ns," and It Is only us w^) remember this that we can ruulize that the fleeing prophet Is the same prophet who 24 hours before had stood upon Mount Carmel calling down the fire of God. God forbid thut we should sit In judg 1 ment upon this heroic, brave, faithful | servant of God. Horn. 2:1. But in i humility anti faith we may learn soma I lessons from his failure und theroby strengthen oursolves against like de feat 1 Cor. 10:11-12. The causes of FI Gulfs flight were: (11 Physical reaction. The Journey from Zarcphuth and the events on Mount Carmel canned physical and nerv ous exhaustion, which was followed by great weakness and depression. The place for Elijah was not ut Jezreel but alone somewhere with God where he could receive spiritual and physical re viving Tho place for tho servant of God always, after a Hervlee has been aplendidly rendered, is apart from the busy throng and alone with JeRus. Eli jah's first misstep was that run to Jezreel Having done all heahould have stood and left results with God (2) Elijah overestimated the effect of Mount Carmel's revival. Ho went a step farther than God led him and figured on results, and when expectations failed/ discouragement came. Elijah went to Jezreel In great elatlou of spirit expect ing that the mighty manifestation of God on Mount Carmel, and tho flood ot waters, would turn the most hardened , sinner to God, perhaps he even looked I for the convorslou of Jezebel herself. | Tho servant of God who figures on re i suits, who estimates the probable fruit age, is Inviting Juat. such failure as came to Elijah. “God glites the Increase." It Is our business to sow the seed, preach the word, and leave results with God. —1 Cor. 15:5* (3) Elijah took his eyes Off God. Its saw Jezebel and her vain threat v. 2; he saw himself as the only one left who knew and served God, and he saw the glaring faults of others, vs. 10, 14. And ho he had no eyes to see God. The min who takes his eyea off God is defeated and ready for flight. Prov. 29:25. The ten spies Raw the giants and not God. Ntim. 13:33, but Joshua and Caleb looked beyond the difficulties to God, Num. 14:8. (1) The Ego Instead of God. Elljal* had much to say about MY zeal, MY de« ' votlon, MY life and the fallings and sine of others. When self becomes the cen : ter of thought, when self Is lauded and : others condemned; when self appears Indispensable to God, then comes the flight of discouragement, the Juniper tree, and the desire to forsake the task, even by death Elijah's Koollah Prayer.—He wanted to die, when the chariot and horses ol Heaven were preparing to translate him. It was tho prayer of petulancy, of dl»* | couragement, of unbelief. Contrast th» prayer uttered In flie Spirit on Mount Carmel with Its answering Are and abundance of rain, and this prayer un* der the Juniper tree Rom. 8:2G. God did not hear this prayer of Elijah. 1 John i 5:14-15. And how many of our prayers fall short of the Divine ear for the same reason. God's Tender Pare—He gave HU weary, frightened, discouraged, run away prophet sl^ep V. 6. Ps. 127:2. He sent His angel to minister to him. Heb. 1:14. He watched over him and sent His angel a second time. Ps. 121:3-7. No word of rebuke. No sign of displeas ure No threat, or condemnation;- but patient waiting, loving, tender watchful care. Ab, how the Father’s love Is mani fested. God loved and cared for disobedi ent. unbelieving, runaway Elijah, and so He cares for and loves you snd me when we fall Into sin —Ps. 103:13; 86:15. THE OOLDEN TEXT. "In my distress I cried unto the Lor* and He heard mo." A listening Ood. He hears the sinner’s cry for mercy. Ho hears the cry of distress of His I children. He hears the song as It hursts from the cleansed heart of the sinner and the delivered soul of the j saint. Hut. oh. how often God listen* In vain. The sinner Is dumb In hla sin. The saint la forgetful and indif ferent. When blessing’s sunshine !• athwart his pathway he forgets to lift ’ his song of praise, and when the i storms of lift rage about him be Ig I silent in rebellious unbelief