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
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
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
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
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
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.
* Efficiency of Vaccination As a
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
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
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
■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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
S Slate News Pick-ups. s
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( 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
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
- - I
(Prepared by the “Highway and By
(Copyright. 1304. by J M Kdson.)
(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
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
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
TllK I.KSSON Includes only the lesson
I Qul.DKN TKXT. -"In my distress l cried
unto the Kurd, and lie houtd ma"—Ps.
T1MK Tho day alter the contest on
1*EACK. Jesieel. and the wilderness to
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
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
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