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1ET TERRIBLE DEATH.
Grand Pnke Serjrius, liiele ol the Czar, Assassinated. A Bomb Thrown Under His Carriage Exploded, Tearing the Victim’s Body Into Ghastly Fragments, Littering the Snow. Me scow. Feb. 18.—Within the walls of the far-famed Kremlin palace, and almost underneath the historical tow er from wiieh Ivan the Terrible watched the heads of his enemies fall ing beneath the ax on the famous Red square, and within a stone's throw of the great bell of Moscow. Grand Duke Sergius, uncle and brother-in-law of Km per or Nicholas, and the chief of the reactionaries, met a terrible death. The deed was committed by a single terrorist, who threw beneath the car riage of the grand duke a bomb charg ed with the same high power explo sive which w rought Minister von Pleh \e's death. The missile was packed with nails and fragments of iron and its explosion tore the imperial vic tim's body to ghastly fragments, which stnwd the snow for yards around. The assassin belongs to the noted “lighting group” of the socialist revo lutionary party, -which has removed other prominent officials and long since passed sentence of death upon Grand Duke Sergius. The grand duke knew that he stood in the shadow of death. When the duke’s carriage was in front of the courts of justice, where the walls of the triangle approach forming a narrow entrance to the Nikolsky pate, a man clad in work man’s attire stepped forward from the sidewalk and threw a bomb which he had concealed beneath his coat. A terrible explosion followed and a liail of iron pelted the prim stone walls of the arsenal and courts of justice. A thick cloud of smoke, snow and debris arose. When it had cleared a ghastly sight was pmsente'd. On the snow lay fragments of the body of Grand Duke Sergius, mingled with the wreck of the carriage. The grand duke’s head had been torn from his body and re duced to a shapeless pulp and tbo trunk and limbs were frightfully niun pled. A finger bearing a rich seal ling was found lying several yards a » u j away. Tho crimson tint and sicken ing smell of blood were everywhere. Only a few fragments of cloth indicated that the body had been once clothed. The coachman lay moaning with pain beside a deep hole in the pave ment. The horses, dragging the front wheels of tho carriage, had dashed off, maddened with pain, to sink dy ing before they reached the gate. Police officials rapidly gathered, but before anything could bo done towards collecting the scattered fragments of the body. Grand Duchess Elizabeth drove up in an open carriage. She had dropped her work at the head quarters of the Red Cross and sped to the scene of the crime without waiting to don her outer wraps. She broke down entirely at the sight and dropped to tier knees, sobbing bitterly. The assassin was thrown to the ground and stunned by the force of the explosion, but he quickly arose and ran toward the gate, attempting to escape His haste, and the blood streaming from his face where he had been' wounded by fragments of the bomb, attracted the attention of a ser geant of police, who seized him be fore he could draw his revolver. The man did not deny his crime, but on the contrary, gloried in Its success. St. Petersburg, Feb. 20.—It has now been definitely decided that the re mains of Grand Duke Sergius will not be brought to St. Petersburg for tho present, hut will be placed in a tem porary receiving vault of the cloister of the Cbaudoff monastery, to await • he completion of alterations now in progress In tho Romanoff mausoleum in the cathedral of St. Peter and St o.ix.io uit; iiuvruieni will occur, among the tombs of his ancestors On account of lack of “pace in tho mausoleum It was decid • d last year henceforth to bury only rulers of the dynasty in the old mau soleum and a new sepulchre in the new wing of the cathedral is now be ing built for other members of the imperial family. So grave is the danger of a repeti tion of tho Moscow tragedy that sev < rnl of the grand dukes have not stir red out of their palaces since the mur der, and instead of going to Tsarsko- < Sclo to at I end the requiem there, they have participated In special services held in the chapels of their owl pal j aces. This was the ease as regards tho Grand Dukes Vladimir and Alexis. A special requiem also was held in the winter p.ilnce that Gov, Gen. Tre poff might attend. Gen. Trepnff I known to be under sentence by the fighting organization of the social rev olutionists. and so far as can he asce talned. has not left his quarters In the palaro ainm the assassination of Grand Duke Sergius. The Strike Spreading. St. Petersburg. Feb. 18.—The strike Is extending. About 6.400 employes of the Nevsky thread works joined in the movement. The strikers now to tal about 30.000. The temper of the men is more Ihreatening and Cossacks have been called out. Appeals For Peace. Bt. Petersburg, Feb. 18.—The Em press of Russia has received froai the women of Moscow an address piteous y appealing to her as a woman and a mother to use her Influence with the imperor to secure peace. __ A FIRE IN INDIANAPOLIS. Property Destroyed to the Amount of $1,100,000 in Wholesale District. Indianapolis. Ind.. Feb. 20—For four hours the wholesale district, bounded by Georgia and Meridian streets, Jackson place and the Union depot sheds, were menaced by a fire which started in the wholesale ware rooms of the Fnhnley & McCrea Mil linery Co. At 9:30 o'clock three general alarms brought into action every department In the city and suburbs. When the fire was brought under control eight buildings, among which wore three hotels, had been completely destroyed, causing a loss estimated at 91,100,000. The following are the principal losses as estimated by a prominent insurance man: Fahnley * McCrea, building. $125,000; loss on stock. $260, 000; insurance. $290,000. A. Kiefer Drug Co., building. $70,000; stock. $225,000; insurance. $245,000. Grif fiths Bros.*. building. $50,000; stock, $150,000; insurance, $100,000. EL C. Dolmetsch Co. building. $50,000; stock, $40,000; insurance. $05,000. Sherman house, building. $45,000; stock, $10, 000; insurance, $35,000. Savoy hotel, building. $20,000; stock. $10,000; in surance, $15,000. St. Charles hotel, building. $12,000; stock. $10,000; in surance. $11,000. Muir Millinery Co., building, $5,000; stock. $10,000; Insur ance, $13,000. Total loss. $1,100,000. GEN. STOESSEL. Lieut. Below Characterizes Him As a Coward. Victoria, H. C., Fob. 20.—Aboard tho steamer Tartar, which arrived hero, were Lieuts. Below and Bondy, offi cers of the Russian cruiser Sevastopol, captured at the fall of Port Arthur. They were released by the Japanese after giving their parole. The cap tain of the Sevastopol and a number of other prisoners recently released are expected to reach San Francisco shortly. I.ieut. Below’ characterizes Gen. Stoessel as a coward. "Tho world will know Stoessel as he Is," said Below. "He is a cowurd. Stoes sel was burrowed a great deal of the time in a cave. The real heroine was Madame Zouhoneli, who, when her husband was killed, took command of a battery of three 11-inch guns at a point commanding the water supply and held them until she was also killed." St Petersburg, Feh. 20.—According to a dispatch from Mukden, special re ports have been received at that place stating the surrender of Port Arthur occurred against the wishes of most officers of the garrison. THE DYING CONGRESS . Effort to Be Made to Consider the Statehood Bill in Conference. Washington, Feb. 20.—The Renato this week will consider the motion to appoint conferences on the joint state hood bill. The general understanding is that this action will prevail and that the bill will go to conference. In case the committee recedes from the important senate amendments a sharp contest probably will ensue. Nothing but absolutely necessary legislation is the order in the house for the week. This legislation so far as can be indicated in advance will consist of the completion of the naval appropriation bill on Monday and con sideration of the river and harbor and sundry civil appropriation hills, a pro gram which will occupy the week. The statehood hill is to he consid ered In conference, but there is noth ing to indicate that an agreement will he reached before the session is in its last moments. The public buildings bill Is to be % matter of contest between the com mittee on rules and those members of the house who are enthusiuBtlc in its support. THOMAS W. LAWSON. Senator Fisher Received a Telegram From the Financier. Charleston, \V. Va., Feb. 20.—A tel egram received by Senator Fisher, member of the legislative committee Investigating the Standard Oil corrup tion charges contained, in the Klllott letter, from Thomas W. Lawson. Bos ton. states: “I would do anything possible to wipe Standard Oil’ and the 'system' from the face of tho earth. The pooplo of West Virginia, ns elsewhere, ran depend upon mo now or any time to do any and every thing in my power to free them from the devilish oppression of theso things.” The committee of which Fisher is a member has finished taking evidence) but has not yet made Its report. Mrs. Chadwick's Wealth. Cleveland. O.; Feb. 20.—Collector of Customs Leach hns so minutely traced the operations of Mrs. Cassfe L. Chad wick during the last fotir years that ho Is in a position to know that sho has saved from her many financial transact if ms $i.000,000 |n cash and tir»0.000 in Jewels. House Conducted Memorial Services. Washington. Feb. 20.—Bitting in spec'al session, the house of repre sentatives conducted memorial serv ices in tribute to the memory of tho late Senator Matthew Stanley Quay, of Pennsylvania. Mr. Dalzeil pro sided. To Teach Hygiene and Temperance, Mexico City. Feb. 20.—The women members of the Anti-Alcoholic League are contemplating visits to workshops and large factories for tho purpose of Instructing operatives In matters of hygiene and temperance. ■ I I .1. A Holloway, n Chesapeake A Ohio braketn&n. fell from his * **ain at Mud tunnel and was instantly killed. Mrs. Jacob Recht. of Mineville. was attacked by u vicious bulldog and was almost torn to piece*. It required pome time to bent the dog off. and Mrs. Recht was unconscious for sev eral hours. Chief of Police Wm. Ar nold killed the dog. Meredith J. Simms, member of the county court of Kavette county, has entered suit for $10,000 against \V. R. Hardin, delegate from Fayette county, because of a statement made by the latter during the course of a spe«*ch in the house j few days ago. In line with the sensational charges made against the members of the Plate senate, charges were made on the floor of the senate that Cov. White had violated the law by receiving a division of the fees received by Sec retary of State Dawson, his appoin tee. a resolution for investigation of these charges was presented by Sena tor Caldwell with Instructions that If found true articles of Impeachment of the governor should ensue. Rills were introduced in the house ns follows: To prohibit the sale of cigarettes In the state. Reference to committee was dispensed with: rend ing to the fees of officers. Reference dispensed with; to amend the law re lating to the appointment of commis sioners in chancery. Referred to ju diciary committee. Miss May Mason, daughter of .la*. M. Mason, jr.. prosecuting attorney of Charleston, and granddaughter of the late I'nited States Senator James M Mason, of Virginia, was married in the Episcopal church to Philip Speed, of tlie New York World, formerly of Kentucky. Bishop W. L. Gravatt, of this state, performed the ceremony, assisted by Uev. John S. Airriend, of Charleston At the executive mansion. Miss Katherine Vaughan White, eidesc daughter of Gov. and Mrs. Albert Blakesley White, and Mr. William II Wolfe, jr.. of Parkersburg, were unit ed In marriage by Rev. R. H. Merrel!, of the Kanawha Presbyterian church. .Jhe bride was attended by six ribbon girls. Misses Bessie Potter, of Glen tails, N. Y.; Alice Jencks, of Now IHirt, R. I.; Jean Brown and Ashton Wilson, of Charleston; Amy Kothe. of Indianapolis, and Virginia Snodgrass, of Parkersburg; and the maids of lion or. Misses Grace and Ethel White, her twin sisters. Judge Hunter Moss, of Parkersburg, was best man. Mr. and Mrs. Wolfe While left on a night train for Florida, where they will spend two weeks before returning to make their home In Parkersburg. In the senate these bills were intro duced: Ftelaling to the fees of offi cers; providing for the registration of the voters of the state. Senate bills passed: To establish a state hoard of education; to estab lish the independent school district of Marlin gton. Another legislative Investigation will be opened in the West Virginia legislature as a result of a special message sent by Gov. White to the slate senate. He refers to a newspa per article accusing the legislators of boodling in connection with liquor and medical legislation. .1 G. Lewis, aged 84. committed sui cide at Byron. He had been ill for a month, and. leaving his bed. he got his revolver and shot himself through the temple. The largo pumping station that sup plies water for tin* insane asylum at Weston burned. A main near the plant burst and the gas ignited. When the tax measure came up in the house of delegates the other day it was amended to tax oil and gas ac cording to recommendations contain ed in the report of the original tax commissioners. The tax measure Is an administration bill and passage of the tax amendment on oil and gas is considered a victory for the democrats by whom it was proposed. At Huntington Bert Thrayer, aged 17. was convicted of the murder of Samuel Benedict and sentenced to the penitentiary for life. C'has. Friend, Thrayer's accomplice, was given a similar sentence recently. A measure to lax coal, oil and gat In West Virginia passed to third read ing In the house of delegates. Th<> bill places a tax of one-third of a cent I iff ton on coal, one-half cent per liar rel on oil and one-half cent per hun dred thousand feet on gas. If was only after a bitter political wrangle that the measure was advanced to this stage. Fred Moore, Mrs. Rose Hogan and Dido Sampson were taken into cus tody in Clay county charged with the murder of laicy Ann Hoggs, an old woman, committed mysteriously four years ago. Fearing a lynching they were transferred to Jail at Charles ton Two men were tried and acquit ted for the murder at flic time it was committed. Moore confessed having committed the crime with two women as accomplices. During a performance the other night given by the Women’s Musical Club, at the Carroll club. Auditorium, Wheeling, while Mrs. I. U. ftillon was singing, a lighted lamp overturned on the stage. A panic was started. Or ganist Kennedy leaped on the stage and bore the Inmp to the wings, and Attorney Nelson C. Hubbard, by promptly locking the exit doors ami fighting back the frantic women, held them In check until the excitement was subdued. While skating near Prince, James Bmith, a railroad fireman, broke through and was drowned. M j THE DIVIDED DEMOCRACY. Double Attacks and Assaults from the Bear bj former Party Leaders. The only way in which the country feta a chance to remember the name of the man who headed the democratic ticket in 12)04 is by the attacks upon him which are being made by demo crats. Congressman Raker, of New ■ York, denounces his party for putting , up Parker last year, and says that the : men who stood back of his candidacy | were the heads of the big monopolies and trusts. Incidentally, too, he re marks that the republican party to-day I is showing the shrewdest politics It has ever displayed. "It is." he says, “giving just enough rope to the south ; ern democrats and they are hanging themselves." This is a double attack on the de mocracy by a democrat, says the St. Louis Globe-Democrat. It Is an as sault on the Hlli-CIeveland-Relmont element, which is primarily responsible for the nomination of Parker, and It hits the southern faction, which has begun to show some prominence in the i Pa**fy councils since the smash-up on November 8. 12)04. Some of the eastern i democrats have been saying that the | wa-v f°r the democracy to be saved is i for the southern wing of the party to assume the leadership. This robust ! Now York democrat says the democra cy has too much south In It already. Primarily, this Is probably an attack on Williams of Mississippi, the party’s titular leader in the house, who 1ms recently developed an Incapacity for leadership which recalls the old days of the blundering of Richardson and Raiiey when in control of their party | in the popular chamber. i in* iiuui is. ino tiomocrary is more1 discordant and demorallKcd at this time eve n that It was In the canvas* of 1904. Hie men who were chiefly re sponsible for Parker are utterly dis credited and cast out. At the'same time the south, from which some aid was expected In reorganising the party. Is not contributing nnything except discord to its councils. The one strong man in the democracy is William J. Tlryan. The Cleveland faction Is prob ably ns hostile to him as It was in 1890. hut the masses of the party are on his side, and lie will probably bo nomi nated in 1908. In that year radicalism as represented by the Rryanizcd democ racy. will lie pitted against conserva tism as exemplified in the republican party. It is exceedingly probable that the party which won in 1904 will lie tho ' it tor in 19(>8 also, but the canvass will be far more exciting that was the one which ended a few months ago. PRETTY LITTLE FAN PLAY. Miss Democracy Tries to Make Up to the President with Gen tle Arts. The attempt of Miss Democracy to flirt with the president is something more than amusing. It is amusing enough. We have not had anything Just like it in our affairs before, says the Washington Star. The lady who protested too much la widely celebrated. Maybe Miss Dem ocracy would do well to reflect upon that ladylT history and fate. Mr. Roosevelt has heard of her, we may all be sure. Be sides. he is not just out of school, and should not bean easy catch. A little fan play, a handkerchief adroitly dropped, a furtive glance or two, eyes that smile and smiles with eyes in them, should not be deadly with a beau who has been out for a year or two and knows all the signs and the way around. Who knows but that while he Ls enjoying the affair he is yet entirely safe and has no thought of straying from his true allegiance? Miss Democracy is, or seems to be, of the opinion that tho president is foot loose and Taney free. Bhe imagines him In position to go where he likes, with whom he likes and generally to do as he pleases. This belief is founded upon the president’s announcement that he will not stand for another term, and his ex pressed intention to be tho representa tive of all the people. She sees him therefore without trammels or obliga tions of any kind', and accordingly makes pleasant play for his attention. Hut is not that a mistaken view of matters? The president Is In office now under promise of carrying forward his party’s policies, and he begins his new term in March under instructions re- ' reived at the polls In November. He is I not a free lance by any means.and prob- | ably has not the slightest thought or de- I sire to become one. That he desires the approbation of the opposition party is j likely, but only as the party ntay come ] to him. and not as a rew ard of his going to It. He could not go to it without sur rendering so much of his duty as would bring him Into such fellowship. The democratic party of course has no thoughlof supporting any policies calcu lated to strengthen the republican party in power. Both Mr Bryan and Mr. Wil liams are just now playing politics, and the only politics open to them. Their power is small, and has no value unless it can be employed to divide the opposition. They will give the president all the help at their command If he will use It to the embarrassment of his party, and then they will promptly desert him. <• Mr Mr>an, having indorsed some of President Roosevelt s ideas, possibly hopes that one day the compliment will be rcitimed.—Washington Star. trW> shall be surprised if the south does not come to understand that Its feeling towards tbe president Is based ! on misapprehension. He will not abate his convictions. He will not yield his manhood. But we believe that with the free, frank, open utterance of his real thought and his honest purpose he will disarm misunderstanding, and we e* pect that the south will come to regard has as «. true and sincere friend.--, Philadelphia Press 1 t | PLATFORM BY MR. BRYAN. Mad® Up of « Little of Anything Good Enough to Stand On. William J Bryan is still busy formu lating a platform for his party .or reiter ating the planks of his ow n. w ith the air of one who would dictate his party's platform, says the Chicago Chronicle. Mr. Bryan adheres to his position that while ‘ the principles of bimetallism re main true the need of that ism is “not so crying" now as it was because of the immense Increase in the production of gold. This implies that the need is still crying and- therefore not to be omitted from the democratic platform. Asked whether he was u socialist, he answered for the democratic party as who should say: “The democratic party? It is I.” or "1 am it.’ He said: "The dem ocratic party believes in some measures the socialists believe in. That does not make it socialistic. It believes with the populists on some points, but it Is not therefore populistic. We are said to he now in uccord with the republicans iu a few matters, but we c&u’t be accused of being republicans.” So Mr. Bryan—or the democratic par ty. which is the same thing—is a sort of baRket picnic party—a little or every thing cold and not much of anything good, it is a party of scraps and odds and ends picked up as they come aud without consistency or coherency. Good advice to the republican party would be to beware of the few matters with which the democrats "are said to be now In accord.” Anything that the Bry an democracy is in accord with is to bo regarded with suspicion and handled with tonga. For instance, there is the proposed railroad legislation. Mr. Itryan is in accord with that and urges his followers in congress to vote for it if necessary iu order to secure its enactment. Wo may learn the renson from hia statement that he believed the unfair discriminations and rebates could never be cured except by public ownership. A measure w hich in Mr. Bryan’s oplnoti would lead up to that consuminatIon of state socialism may well bo turned over by u republican congress to an expert in infernal ma chines with instructions to inspect thor oughly and eliminate the dynamite. NEW DEMOCRATIC SCHEME. Contemplating a Move to Put the Re publicans in nn Embarrass ing Position. Several of tlie prominent railroad at torneys, general counsel for the big irnuk lines, who have been in Washing ton for the past six weeks keeping an eye on prospective anti-railway legislation, have left the city and returned to their homes, confident that there will be no legislation at this session of congress in imical to railway Interests, says a Wash ington exchange. The fact that tho house of representatives will pass a rail way rate bill does not cause uneasiness, and these attorneys who have made It their business to look Into tho situation have concluded that there will be no legislation that will hurt. The democrats of the senate are con templating a move to put the republi cans in nn embarrassing position. Ef forts are now under way to secure, |; possible, agreement among the demo crats upon a railway bill if it comesovur from the house, with an invitation to the administration senators to Join them in a proposition to put the bill through. Some democratic senators who have been looking into the situation say that there is possibility of securing enough votes from western republicans who are In favor of railway rate legislation to make a majority of the senate if the sol id democratic vote could be polled. In that event the spectacle would be pre sented of the president of the United States and a small portion of his party In the senate, hacked by the unanimous democratic vote, standing for rate legis lation which was denied by a majority of the republicans of the senate. The democrats say this would be an object lesson to the country that relief must be obtained through democrats. One fault In this plan is that the demo crats of the house Intend to oppose the pending republican bill for the regula tion of railway rates. They will offer the Havey bill, which was Indorsed by the democratic caucus, as a substitute, and Will be voted down. The scheme of the democratic senators Is to take the bill that comes over from the house, whlc h will be the measure reported by the re publicans of the house committee on In terstate and foreign commerce. PARAGRAPHIC POINTERS. *r Development means expansion lyet It come. It is Inevitable —Nash vllle News. • ^Tariff thinkers usually develop in to tariff tinkers. Once the disease gcti Into the system It Is almost impossible to get It out.—St. flouts OIobe-!)eino crat. f^The assertions In many demo cratlr quarters that the republican par- ] ty Is carrying out democratic principles of course |s not true, although very amusing and significant. It only goes to show what has often been contend- j ed that there are a great many demo crats entirely satisfied to live under re- j publican rioe.—Troy Times. t-eThe tariff schedules eontinue to I wear the serene air of confidence which ' betokens their knowledge that they are i in the han«s of their friends —N Y I Mall. I "I;. is a pretty thankless task to be i a democratic leader nowadays. Thi* ^ fact Is Illustrated anew hr the manner i In which his party ass-v-lates are “Jumping on" Leader Williams of the house of representatives. And every body knows what happened to “Tom*' T^eirart when he failed to elect Parsci and t..s democratic organs broke out against him la full chorus.—Tioj Times. "Miracfeofthe|; Loaves and fishes I Sunday School Laaaa3i farFafc.*, It* I' Pr«par«d^»y^h«^Hi0hway«s4 1 (C«|>yrl«bt. 1*M. by J. U. Kdavu.) LESSON TEXT.—John 3:1-14; Memory; voraes 11. 12 the entire chapter. I | GOLDEN TKXT-"l am the Living) "*T*d whlch came down from Heaven."; Jonn o:Sl. 11MK Nearly a year haa elapsed since o ir -net lesson. It was Just before the paasover. April, A. 1) 2a ‘!rA‘ 'K :A llealon on the northeast '•hore the s,-u of Galilee, not very far from llethaulda. ' A RKM1NUEH.—Ilud this miracle and Johna,tCOl,r“° fo,,wwln* been left out by mPch wouid have been missed Bon of .iM th,ttt u lhu Christ, the nr,u /f l w*'rv Impossible to study I m I1' \y\a pwrUo“ of John s Gospel K U‘d “> believe In Jesus us the u°d;, hor this reason, keep John this leisoi *’ >0U "* ^onaia«rl.»« The Lesaou Outline. IHKMK The Hungry Fed. l'l 1Tn. Vi** WUdernvM with Jesus, vs |-c» 11 TTv1 . ‘ ,,un*ry Multitudes, vs. 6-«. d) Jesus’ Plana, vs. 6, c lnt,) J.h° Troubled, vs. 7 ». 111.—The Multitude Fed. vs. 10-13. tl> Orderly Procedure, v. 10. G> Loaves and Fishes Blessed, v 11 HnJ KUho'* Olstrlbuted v. |l\ lh® *■ ra«m®»«a Uuthered vs 12 13 1V- The Alultiludo Impressed. v. R Comparing Scripture with Scriptura.' I. into tlie VViiUerufbb \\ ith Jesus vs 1-4. The disciples went there with Jesusl for rest aud quiet conference. The multitude followed through curiosity. But whatever tho motive which brought them they all received a blessing. Jesus never turns a aoul empty away. The desert Is often the pJaco of peculiar m T1,,Km.1 Uman nued more apparent hM ~.I V no Power ia more manifest II. The Hungry Multitude. (1) Jesua'i **ana’ V8< G> G-Jesus was the first to eight the on-coming multitude. Jesus sees us when a great way off. Ho knows the motive that brings us. But He always has plans for ua. He knows Just how to deal with each individual l.llHC. ine Disciples Troubled, v. 7.—. Ma thew (H:15) tells us that the dls-, tlples wanted to send tho multitude* Ah at* ii* leVhem Hhlft for ‘hemselv**, Ab. at best, how limited Is our vision:| how small our faith. In our Christian work, how many blessings wo lose to! the multitude because we do not reallz* Jesus power and Hi. willingness to sup-! rZ ! "TV, Matt 10:8' The »H!e lad| *\dy‘Y,eVd h,B 8mnl1 IS a text and a sermon all by himself He counted little In the eye. of the dS with"1 “ h*Tent lnto Partnership^ with Jesus and his little became a feast to satisfy the multitude. So It mav bn .... pur sift,, our abnuiTL* seem small, we may have grave mlsglv Ings as to their being equal to the task of ministering successfully to the mul titudes about us. but If we will but put Into the hands of Jesus our little we will have the Joy of seeing It multiply under HIh touch until it has performed Its most blessed ministry to all about. Our littl* In Jesus' bauds 1b always sufllclent. III. Tho Multitude Fed. (1) Orderly Procedure, v. 10.—it 1ms been said that "order Is Cod's first law." That motley multitude must ho subdued and ar ranged In orderly manner. Paul's ad monition (1 Cor. 14:40) has striking Illustration here (2) Loaves and FiHhes Blessed, v. 11.—* "Jesus took the loaves; and when He had given thunks.” Took and blessed-* twofold act on the part of Jesus that brings amazing results. Just common barley crackers and small salt fish, and yet they fed the multitude as they panned through Jesus' hands. Just a life given, In consecration into Jesus’ hands to r#n ceive His blessing and behold the re-4 suits. A Peter, a Paul, a Luther, a John) Knox, a Finney, a Moody. He will taka you and me and use us to the blessing) of the multitude. John 14:12. (3) leaves and Fishes Distributed, r. 11.—"He distributed to the disciples and the disciples to them that wera set down. The Divine order, always. From the Master’s hsnd to our* and then to the multitude. We can not give to the blessing of others un til we have received from His hands. How the knowledge of this ought to bring us to reconsecrate ourselves to lllm (4) The Fragments Gathered, vs. 12. 13—"They were filled." Did ever soul sit down at table which Jesus spread without being filled? Ps. 23:1; Phil. 4:19. Bat that Jesus'bounty might not teach wastefulness He commands: "Gather up the fragments." This Is an example In economy which we all havo ne*»d to remember. Twelve baskets full remaining gave each of the disciples a supply to carry away. What a strik ing Illustration of Prov. 11:24; and Luke 6:38. IV. The Multitude Impressed, v. 14 — Who else but Ood could create food for the body? The multitude was willing to admit Jesus’ claims of Divinity. And the following verses show how they planned to make Him their king. But with what motives! They desired Him because they had eaten of the loaves and were filled, v. 26. He wanted them to desire the bread of life. v. 27. How sad that men should be satisfied with the bread which perishes when Jesus would feed them on the liv ing bread. The Oolden Text. "1 am the Living Bread which came down from Heaven." This declaration of Jesus commands our attention, be cause Ood has said that "Man shall not live by bread alone." When Jesus called Himself the "Living Bread.” It was to announce the relations which He was to sustain to the soul. As a body wav fed by bread, so He. the Living Bread, waa to feed the soul, Living Bread to satisfy soul hunger, therefore. Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst aft er righteousness, for they shall he filled.” "Lord, evermore give us tbl» Bread