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One Bottle
If there Is any Cos
tlver.ess, use St. Jo
seph's Liver Regula
tor until the Lioweis
become regular. Get
It from your druggist,
or send us 35 cents
and we will send you
a package, prepaid. -
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Suffered from Change of Life.
M wife was siefc for seven vom. j.t:fT. rr::; from the
',""'! ""' u V tried fV" mi- Id Kct from
flio doctors, ;i, .tii j , . , ,,la;., .,, fr treat
ment Without jiy y . result. '.V -. t Sen ! wn tiding
Uti t S f lLr PamcM G. F. P. .and it did
mure- . -iiaitaT r' '' " ..; . ;, years. It i
ihp irM.r ..,,,. tv f ; iii. - ,. ..;,i, ever placed
n the ,. t. J. 1. JiUiU'KN. ( itimcsncii, Tex.
If your drus'tst does not Iccep it, send us 5i.oo end will send you a
bottle, ail charges paid. L. GEUSTLI- & CO., Chattsnooja, Tenn.
A Southern Kntcrprlse for tho South
Snydor t& Hundley,
INos. 709, 711atil 7t:$ H. Broad St., Ulclimond, V.
la the South tho i lea has prevailed in the East that when ia need of
First-class .Furniture
one inn-t take aa expensive trip North to pnrchase it and then must pay the
freight and bi price to seenre it. But SNYDOR & HUNDLEY conceived
the idea of a Strictly First-class House, carrying a big stock of Medium to tho
Bifliest GraJes of l-'uruiture, and coupled with
Lace Curtains, Upholstery and Draperies
der artmenta, rtablishud in the South at a point where cheap rates could be
obtained and a iong jorjrney cut half in two, and have established such a store.
Tbor today extend au invitation to the people of North Carolina and Virginia
aud liear by states to visit them in their
Strictiy Modern Establishment.
atock is now complete to overflowing, many improvements have recently been
made. All goods marked in plain figures and a cash discount of ten per cent,
r.icbmond, Va.
1 1 CiV
It will clcanv:Tje scalp and make
ft healthy.
It wW stop iLs LUing out of hair
or whiikeri.
Tt wil' growth nJ M
amount when i:.suMicieiit.
It wiH cur bi!Jress. References
to this ettcet c.rt be furnished by the
score. This preparation is a vege
table production, guaranteed to be 4
Endorsed by eminent physicians.
For sale by druggists (take no 0
ther). Address
Tropical Spray Co.
ffcnf fmr Circular.
Wm. C. Hammer,
ttorney-at-Law and Notary Publlo.
Boss and Bmh Bulldisg.
Ooort Home Square, Asheborw, N. CL
Xtempt atUntion to all fcnsiusi.
0. L. SAP?,
Attorney-at-Law. .
f raetiea in State and Federal Courts.
Corporation, Commercial and Pro
bata Law. All business promptly
ttnded to.
Offloa ia Ross & Bueh Boildinj.
THE . . .
"1 asI.irovrirwWP!eU.
en all Through and Locals 1 rains?
Pullman Palace Sleeping" Cars on ai.1
Nlg lit Trains; Fast and Safe Schedule.
Travel by the 8other and yoa
are attured Safe, Comfortable
and Kxpedltloas Jouraey. . . . . .
Apply to Tloket AnU fo"rTabli. iUUa aaS
Osn.ral Information, or Addbus
asimgton, v. u.
B. L. VERNON, T. P. A.,
Charlotte, N. a
F. B. DABBY. 0. P. A T. A,
Asheville, N. a
Ha Troubl. to Answ-r QuestUna.
Saxi n kelrh n-I c'-wrif lion of ymir invention
and ascertain, free f f charpr. whcihfr ll if pjtentahle.
Communications strirtly nfi'lentijl.
at.nts taken through Mlice will rscive a p.
ctal nonce In the Ait Iwrirrop, handsomely
lllmlratd journal. drcel to the latest d-eliymnt
Intheart.anrf .:ien- e. and to the inventor. Adiireaa
for tinnk on ptH.
Ourche Buildintf. Washington, t. C
Female Panacea.
Cured Where Physician Failed.
I si 'I' I your Cebstlcti Ffm ale Panacea (G. F. P.)
a - limit lui? cusiiuner whom mir physician had civen
mi :s hiipcitos. and tula her if it did her no kiumI slie need
lid pay for it After takit.i! one bottle she was entirely
cured iiml has been in sood health over sauce.
Moore's l'.rk'.te. Ala. J. R. (ilLLILAND.
Health Restored.
I was weak and in very bad
health and unable to do my
work. 1 used fine bottle of
Gerstle-s Female Pana
cea IG. F. P.) and it did
me more cond than anything 1
overused. I am now in good
health and ran do my work.
Gin. Aril.
Is one of the greatest healers
ever put upon the market.
For scalds or burns it will
remove the soreness and heal.
Ingrowing toe nails, corns
and chilblains, it is a positive
telief. Will relieve piles. No
house should be without
Hill's Golden Oil.
For cuts from barbed wire, galls
and bruises, cracked teats on
your cows, jiange on your horses.
It will cure them.
Sold by druggists and mer
chants generally, at 25c and 50c
per bottle.
Morse's Line, Vermont.
9 w 9 w w r
Over Farris's Drug Store.
Gfloe Hours 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Attorney at Law,
State and Federal Courts. Office on
Depot street, opposite Fostoffice.
Announces the
opening of the winter
Tourist Season
nnd the placing
on snlfl of . . .
Excursion Tickets
to all prominent
points in tha . . .
Soutn, Soutnwest, West I ndles
Mexico and California.
St. Augustine. Palm Iieach,
Miami, Jacksonville, Tampa,
l'ort Tampa, Brunswick, Thom
asville, I'h.H -leston, Aiken, Au
gusta, J'iueliursf, Aslieville, At
lanta, New Orleans, Memphis
Trie Land of the Sky.
it effect Dining and Sleeping Ser
vice on all Trains.
e that your ticket reads
Ask any ticket agent for full in
fjmation. or address
Traveling Pass. Aprent,
Charlotte, V V.
PUtrirt Pass. Ap-nt, liiclmwrnil, Va.
General PamrHiKer Aent.
TnKle ilununr,
WiHitfirnptoTl, I. C,
Aut Patw. Trrtffl MuaKoe.
Waahington, D. C
Th5 Newfoundland sealiug season
has closed.
A ?KX,0(M) oyster combine has been
foruu'd at Norfolk, Va.
Ju:;t tweuty-oiic ypurs ago was pro
hibition Introduced iuto Kansas.
Tbe American Tobacco Company, it
is said, will attempt to capture the
trade of Scotland.
A New York syndicate has botight'
two sold mines and a copper mine In
Mexico for r00,000.
The Ancient Order of Hibernians has
ttarted a movement to stop stage cari
cature of the Irish race.
An international congress for the
amelioration of tha condition of tlie
blind will meet at 1'russels in August.
It will be under the patronage of Kins
Tlie Trench Government has author
ized the transfer of the seat of Mada
gascar's tlovernmrnt from An tana n
urivo, jui interior town, to Tamataia,
on the east coast.
The Naval i:-i.i-.i of "Award if ccu-siti.-l
ing the question of bellow ilK si
medal on every oflicer and man who
served in the West Indian naval cam
paign of the Spanish-American War.
An American company has pur
chased the wrecks of the Spanish war
snips Ahnirante, Ocjtieiido and Vizcaya
for $1 a ton; the vessels will he broken
tip for scrap iron nnd sent to Philadel
phia. In the iron and steel trades in Scot
land and the north of England produc
tion has fallen off consider;! !ly this
year, as compared with VJOO. write
United States Consul IUu'us l'leming,
Edinburgh, Scotland.
Enough money has been subscribed
to cover the cost of removing nearly
300 of the distressed Welsh settlers in
Patagonia to Canada, nud arrange
ments are being made for a steamer
to call at Chubut to embark the first
batrh of emigrants rearty to sail.
Telegraph!c Briefs.
Durham County, N. C, has 33 white
schools and 31 of these have libraries
for the children. Good libraries help
good attendance, aside from the great
good they do for the children and par
ents who read the books. Good books
fr children cost very little now and al
mst any school can raise the mo-.tey
and get a library.
Sis lives were lost Monday night in
a cloudburst at Foss, O. T.
After six tials for embez'.lcmcnt
and being convicted three tiiAes, the
United Statts Circuit Court at Cincin
nati. O., ordered another trial for J. M.
Communication Broken.
Washington. Special. Pnited States
Consul Ayme. has cabled tho State De
partment from Guadauloupe, that great
consternation prevails in that locality
in consequence of earthquakes and vol
canoes. Loud noises ate heard contltiu
o'.'siy which are asi iibcd tn volc-ui;
-rt? on. Te'.egraphio rotnnv. nidation
with Martinique is broken ia rviry K-
rec:t:on. Ho say3 he is informed ihat
many hundreds of poor have hcea kill
ed in and about Martinique.
W hole City Destroyed.
St. Thomas, D. W. I., By Cable.
British steamer Roddam, Captain Free
man, which left St Lucia Wednesday
for Martinique, returned there at 5
o'clock Tuesday afternoon, bringing a
report that the town of St. Pierre,
Martinique, has been totally destroyed
by volcanic disturbances in the island.
Almost all the inhabitants of St. Pierre
are said to have been killed. The Hod
dam reports that all the shipping in
the port has also been destroyed.
One of the Oldest, Largest and
Strongest Financial Insti
tutions in the "World.
EST Good,
W anted.
Reliable Agents
State Agent,
Raleigh, N. C.
Ir"Paid Policy-holders since
Organization in 1845, $182,500,
190.05. O. R. Cox, President.
W. J. Armfield, Vice-President.
W.J. Armfield, Jr., Cashier.
Asheboro, N. G.
.. $25,000 00
We are now prepared to do a general
banking business; and we solicit the
accounts ot firms, corporations and
individuals of Randolph and adjoining
Directors ;
J M Worth, W P Wood, P H Morris.
C O MoAlister, 0 J Cox. W F Red
ding, A M Rankin. W H Watkins, Hugh
Parka, Benj Moffitt, O R Cvx. AWE
Capal, Dr FEAsbury, Joseph Paikin,
W J Armfiald.
t'rsetioe in the oourta of Randolph nti
adjoining counties in State aud Fee
ral Ooutts. Prompt attention givav
to boaineas oi ail kinds.
Almost an Entire Island Destroyed
By Volcano
City of St Pierre, Island ot Martin
ique, and All Shipping in the Har
bor, Consumed.
Washington, Spot iai The follow
ing cablegram has just btt.n received
at the State Dojianment:
' f'itie, May 9.
Secretary of Stat. :
"At 7 o'clock a. m . on the Sth inst.,
a storm .t f K-um. mud ag. fire cavel
opt!! rht- Htv :n.) roaOed c 'At.
I n it i-. .:...iU--ai?st?ouKO in tlie
(it v and coptitiunity. No nioio than
20 persons escaped with their lives.
Eighteen vessels were burned and
sunk with all on board, Including four
American vessels and a rtoamer from
Quebec, named Foraima. The United
States consul and family are reported
among the victims. A war vessel has
come to Gaudaloupo for provisions
and vi" eave at 0 tomorrow.
The State Department has been rc
reiving dispatches from commercial
hauscs asking that a warship be sent
to afford relief. The matter is under
The consul at Martinique is Thomas
T. Prentis. He was born in Michigan
and appointed from Massachusetts as
consul at Port Louia, Mauritius,
Kouen, France and Batavia. He was
appointed consul at Martinique in
1S00. The vice consul at ijartinicrue
is Amedoe Testart, wh Was born and
I appointed from Louisiana in 1S9S.
! The latest available figures thow that
the total population of the island of
i Martinique is l.S3,('iiO people, of whom
25,000 lived at. St. Pierre, and, accord
ing to Mr. Ayme, have nearly all per
ished. St. Thomas, D. W. I., Ry Cable.
The Front h cruiser Stiehet artived at
Point a-Pitre, Island of Gaudaloupo,
French West Indies, from Fort-De-France,
Island of Martinique, this
morning, t ringing several refugees.
She confirmed the report that the
town of St. Pierre, Martinique, was
entirely destroyed at 8 o'clcjck on
Thursday morning by a volcanu, erup
tion.. It is supposed that most ji f the
Inhabitants of St. Pierre were hulled,
that the neighboring parishes I were
laid waste and that the residue lf the
i population of St. Pierre is w j'hout
! f i:;l or ni'.trr. The British
i-uui'l i--' :ifiuii' jV jii"h f iri i"-"at
! St. Lucia this uiorniiij;. rejfjk Lng
parsed St. i'ieri t! last flifrhf. I ne
steamer was covered vita shes.
though she was 5 miles distant from
the town, which wa3 ia impenetrable
darkness. A boat was sent in as near
as possible to the shore, but not a liv
ing soul was Efieii ashore, only flames.
The Quebec Steamship Company's
steamer Rosaima was seen to explode
and disappear. The commander of the
Suchet reports that at 1 o'clock on
Thursday tho tntlre town of St.
more or less burned, from the vessels
in the harbor. His officers went, ashore
in small boats seeking for survivors,
but were unable to penetrate jjito the
town. They saw heaps of bocfies upon
the wharves and it is believed that
not a single person resident in St.
Pierre at the moment of the catastro
phe escaped. The governor of the
colony and his staff, colonel and wife,
were in St. Pierre and presumably per
ished. The extent of the catastrophe
cannot bo Imagined.
The' captain cf the British steamer
Roddam was very seriously Injured
and 13 now in the hospital Jt St. Lu
cia. All of his officers and engineers
are dead or dying. Nearly every
member of the crew Is dead. Super
cargo Campbell and ten of the crew
of the Roddam jumped overboard at
St. Pierre and were lost.
The British schooner. Ocean Trav
eller, of St. Johns, N. l!., arrived at
the island of Dominica, British West
Indies, at 5 o'clock this afternoon. She
reported that she was obliged to flee
froirl the Island of St. Vincent during
the afternoon of Wednesday, May 7,
in consequence of a heavy fall of
sand from a volcano which was erupt
ing there. She tried to reach the Isl
and of St. Lucia, but adverse currents
prevented her from ' so doing. The
schooner arrived opposite St. Pierre
Thursday morning, Mayx'8. While
about a mile away, the wlcano ex
ploded and Are from it swt-pt the
whole town of St. Pierre, destroying
the town and the shipping there, in
Pierre was wrapped in flames. He en-
I dfavorod to savonbotit 0 persons
chiding the cabt VTN.ilp Giiappkr
J U liiappicr
nefc TxarjS Tele-
y. tb3rn,i which
! of the West In
graph Company
was engaged in repairing the caijle
near the Guerin fa' tori . Tin: Ocean
Traveler, while on her Va;. to Doinin-
the caijle
Tile Ocean
to Doniin
y of wreck-
icia, encountered a qua :ry of wreck
Paris. By Cable Tl
of the French cruiser S
epraphed to the Minist
M. IieLanessan. from I'
1 comiuaiiuLT
hct. has tel
: of Marines,
rt DrFrance.
ad er date of
n. in ns fol-
Island of Martinique, i
Thursday, May 8, at 10
lows :
"I have just returned ffrom St. Pier
1 (from St. Pier
omp!eLCdy de
re, which has been oomplptely de
stroyed by an immense (mass of fire,'
which fell on the towiji at about 8
o'clock in the morning.! The entire
population (about 25.00tjl. is supposed
to have perished. I liave brought
back the few survivors, 'about 30. Ail
tie shipping in the harbor has been
destroyed. Tho erupt: -i continues."
"St. Thoniar., P. W. I.. By Ca':le. It
is now estimated that M nun p?rona
perished to a restill oi. the volcanic
eruption in the island of Martinique.
All Quiet.
Panama. By Cable.
?s been
received here from Ecuovi to the effect
that the revolutionary ,?taticn in Co
lombia. guawrillas sti.i. ia arms. Tbe
are said to lf awaiting die outcome of
the present situation i" the tsthmtio.
where th! revolut ionn-: a:e making
their last stand af,ain:--i the govern
ment. Tho House passoxl the bill aoraitting
Oklahoma, New Mexico and Arizona
to statehood. j
Warmer Weather Accompanied By
Scattered Showers.
Another most excellent week for tho
progress of farm work was experienced,
and where sufficient rain fell the
weather was very favorable for the
growth of crops. However, drought has
been intensified over many counties by
the total absence of precipitation, and
from these points many unfavorable
reports were received. Very beneficial
showers occurred in many localities on
tho evening of the 7th, and it Is
thought that the moderate rains of
Sunday night were general over the
eastern half of the State where it. was
most needed. While more rain is re
quired for crops in the drier localities
especially for wheat and oats, for
transplanting tobacco, and to bring up
late planted torn and cotton, it appears
that no positive damage to (Tops by
rlrotigf-t lias resulted fq far. The tem
pcraatre aw raged quite iiigh. in spite
of two cool days on the Sth and 10th.
the mean being about 5 degrees above
the daily normal: The amount of sun
shine was also abundant. The temper
ature coUditioiis hare beeti favorable,
except that growth was slightly check
ed by cool nights during the latter por
tion of the week. Farmers have been
so active everywhere, that a large num
ber of crop correspondents report farm
work now 'well up, and that crops are
clean and well cultivated; in many sec
tions the ground is flow dry and hard;
Planting corn and cotton are practi
cally over, except that many bottoms
have still to be planted in corn. Early
corn looks healthy, has grown fairly
well, and in south portion is over 18
inches high. The crop is being culti
vated generally. There are some :oni
pJaints of i3riage by chinch bugs and
cut worms. Late cOrrt is not doing quits'
so well. Late planted cotton is coming
up slowly and unevenly on account of
lack of sufficient moisture, so that good
stands are not yet assured ; light show
ers have benofitted much of the crop;
chopping to stands is actively under
way. The most serious effect of the
drought has been to delay the trans
planting of tobacco, and in many sec
tions plants are getting oversized; the
rainfall Sunday night fell over the sec
tion where most needed and will give
an impetus to the work of setting out
tobacco plants, which is now underway
In the mosx important central-northern
sections. Peanuts are being planted.
Rice has come up nicely. Wheat and
oates need rain, and are heading ow;
spring oats are well advanced in
growth. Complaints of damage by po
tato bugs are more numerous than for
several seasons past. Sweet potatoes
have sprouted, but slips will be scarce.
The Strawberry crop was somewhat
cut short by dry, warm weather which
ripened berries too small for market,
Pastures have made slow growth du
ring the week.
Rains reported: Goldsboro, 0.30
Inches; Charlotte. 0.20; Greensboro,
0.33; Newbern, 0.32; Weldon, 0.56; Ral
eigh, 0.71; Wilmington, 0.70; Marion,
1.02; Hendersonville, 1.0C: Henrietta,
0.5S; Mocksvil'.c, 0.74; Seattle, 0.05.
'J r i: v e. i i o n P rot-- d i j s .
At Monday morning's session of the
Southern Baptist Convention, at Ashe
ville, the report of the committee on
general Sunday school work was tak
en up as i special order and read ly
Dr. J. E. White, of Atlanta. The report
congratulates the convention on tha
work done by Sunday school boards
since its establishment in 1891, and ap
proves the management. The future
of the board is bright and is in good
working order.
Dr. B. W. Spillman. field secretary
addressed the convention on the work
of the board.
Dr. .1. 1; Ganibriel read the repor.t on
co-operation. The report recommend
ed: First, that the association messen
gers to the convention be regarded a i
messengers to their association; second
that a statistical secretary be elected
by the association to furnish them:
th'r 1. that the secretaries of the boards
and State boards be a standing com
mittee on co-operation and recommend
such co-operative measure as they
Special prayer was made for Dr. J. L.
White, of Macon, who was reported to
he worse.
At tie a'loooti srrsioii i telegram
from the General Conference of the
Methodist Church, in Dallas, was read,
saluting the conference and wishing it
abundant prosperity.
Dr. Lansing Burroughs, secretary of
the convention, reported that the op
erations of the foreign board were be
ing extended. Hon. Josiah Levering
thought the convention should not ex
tend its missions until it had better
equipped the present system of work,
but he thought that additional labors
could be accomplished if undertaken.
At the day's session of the Woman's
Missionary Union, the following offi
cers were elected for the ensuing year:
President, Mrs. C. Stoekley; vice pres
idents, Mrs. D. M. Malone, of Alabama;
Mrs. Jas. P. Eagle, of Arkansas; Miss
E. M. Dickinson, of the District of Co
lumbia: Mrs. W. D. Chipley, of Flori
da; Miss M. E. Wright, ot Georgia;
Miss E. S. Broadus. of Louisiana; Mrs.
T H. Kager, of Maryland: Mrs. J. C.
Haeket. of Mississippi; Mrs. J. L.
Ibi'v.ham. of Missouri; Miss F. E. S.
lle:k. of North Carolina; Miss M. L.
Coker. of South Carolina; Mrs. A. J.
vVheeler, of Tennessee; Mrs. C. C.
Slaughter, of Texas; Mrs. A. M. Gwa
;hey, of Virginia; Mrs. M. Choate, of
Indian Territory: Mrs. W. H. Kuyken
ilall. of Oklahoma ; corresponding
secretary. Miss Annie Armstrong; re
cording secretaries. Miss Nellie Martin
and Miss N. E. Wright; treasurer, Mrs.
Wm. C. Ixnvndes; executive committee,
Mrs. O. F. Gregory. Miss Alice Arm
strong. Mrs. W. Nimmo, Mrs. J. XV.
Marriott, Mrs. Holloway. Mrs. XV.
Graves, Mrs. J. M. Millard, Mrs. F.
The 57th session of the Southern
Baptist convention was tonight
brought to a close after a four days'
session. It is a general concession of
opinion among the delegates that a
more pleasant or more profitable ses
sion has never been spent. The fea
tures of the concluding session were a
lecture by Dr. J. M. Carroll, of Texas,
on "The Federation of Baptist Schools
in Each State." followed by an address
by Dr. Hatcher, of Richmond on the
method of securing and maintaining
such a federation.
Exposition Awards.
Charleston. S. C. Special. The
awards in the fine ar's department, of
the exposotion were announced Tues
day. A radical departure was made by
the committee in barring from consid
eration all previous prizo winners.
Cold medals given: Sculpture. Charles
Grafley and Chas. S. Nieehaus; oil
paintings, J. Carroll Beckwith. XV. M.
Chase. R. Swain Gifford. Winslow Ho
mer. Henry Mosler, J. Francis Mur
phy, Henry Ranger. H. O. XValker, Ho
ratio XValker, R. XV. Ncnnoh. No gold
medals were awarded in minatures or
water colors.
Of the Frightful Volcanic Fruption in
Fuller Investigation Reveals the Sit
uation as Bslng Even Worse Than
at First Believed.
Fort-dc-France, island Of Martinique,
By Cable. It now seems to be general
ly admitted tiuit about 30.000 persons
last their lives as a result of the out
break of the Mont Peiee Volcano, at St.
Pierre, on Thursday last. Careful in
vestigation by competent government
officials shew the earlier reports of the
Associated Press wore accurate. The
American consul at Guadeloupe. Ayme.
has reached the desolate spot whore St.
Pierre stood, and confirms the awful
story in all its essential details. From
an interview with Col, Ayme, who Is a
trained American newspaper man, a
correspondent of the Associated Press
iearns the following facts:
"Thursday morning the inhabitants
of the city awoke to find heavy clouds
shrouding the Mont Pelee crater. All
day Wednesday horrible detonations
had been heard. These were echoed
from Sti Thomas on the north to Bar
bados ori the south.- The cannonading
ceased on XX'ednesday night and fine
ashes fell like rain on St. Pierre. The
inhabitants wers alarmed, but Gov
ernor Mouttet, who arrived at St.
Pierre the evening before, did every
thing possible to allay the panic. The
British steamer Roarima reached St.
Piferre on Thursday, with ten passen
gers, among whom Were Mrs. Stokes
and three children and Mrs. H. J. Ince.
They were watching the rain of ashes
when, with a frightful roar and terrific
electric display, a cyclone of fire and
steam swept down from the crater over
the town and bay, Sweeping all before
it and destroying the fleet of Vessels at
anchor off the shore. There the ac
counts of the citastrophe so far ob
tainable cease; Thirty thousand corps
are strewn about, buried irt the ruins
of St. Pierre or else floating, gnawed
by sharks, in the surrounding seas.
Twenty-eight charred, half dead hu
man beings were brought here. Six
teen of them are already dead and of
the whole number only four are expect
ed to recover.
"The Associated Press steamer char
tered ill Gudelope, neared Martinique
at 6:30 Sunday morning. Tho island
with its lofty hills was hidden behind
a huge veil of violet, or leaden-colored.
haze. Enormous quantities of the
'wreckage of Jarge and small ships and
houses strenvd the surface of the sea.
Huge trees, and too often bodies, with
flocks of seagulls hovering above and
hideous sharks fighting about them,
were floating here and there. From be
hind the volcanic veil came blast3 of
hot wind, mingled with others, ice
.-old. At Le Prescheur, five miles north
of St. Pierre eanoes-with men and
women frantic toj.away, begged for
a passae. cn theCamer. The whol
north end of the island was covered
with a silver gray coating of ashes re
sembling dirty snow. Furious blasts of
fire, ashes and mud
steamer, but finally
"The city of St.
swept over
St. Pierre
Pierre stretched
nearly two miles along the water front
and half a mile back to a cliff at the
base of tho volcano. The houses of the
richer French families were built of
stcne. The still smoking volcano tow
ered above the ash-covered hills. The
ruins were burning in many places and
frightful odors of burned flesh filled the
air. With great difficulty a landing
was effected. Not one house was left
intact. Viscid heaps of mud, of bright
er ashes, or piles of valcanic stones
were seen on every side. The streets
could hardly be traced. Here and there
amid the ruins were heaps of corpses.
Almost all the faces were downward, j
"In one corner 22 bodies of men, wo
men and children were mingled in one
awful mass, arms and legs protruding
as the hapless beings fell in the last
struggles cf death's agony. Through
the middle of the old Piace Bertin ran
a tiny stream, the remains of the
river Gayave. Great trees with roots
upward and scorched by fire, were
strewn in every direction. Huge blocks
of still hot stones were scattered
about. From under one large stone the
arm of a white woman protruded.
Most notable was tho utter silence and
the awful overoow:j-ing stench from
the thousands of dead. Careful inspec
tion showed that the fiery storm which
so completely destroyed St. Pierre must
have been composed of poisonous
gases, which instantly suffocated every
one who inhaled them, and o other
gases burning furiously, for nearly all
the vicclms had their hands covering
their mouths, or were in some other at
titude, showing that they had sought
relief from suffocating. All the bodie3
were carbonized or roasted. ,
Strike cf Coal JTiners.
Philadelphia. Special. Mine workers
throughout the entire anthracite coal
regions of Pennsylvania to the number
of 145,000 formally began their strug
gle today for increased wages and
shorter hours. Never in tho history of
hard coad mining has a tie-up been so
complete, not one of the 157 colliers in
the territory being in operation. There
is every indication for the belief that
tho suspension, which was to cover
cnly the first, three tlaj-s of this week,
will be made permanent by the Miners'
General Convention, which will meet
at Hazelton on XX'ednesday. Absolute
cru'et prevailed everywhere.
Disaster Complete.
Xrashington. Special. Secretary Hay
has received the following cablegram
dated May 11. from Consul Ayme. at
Guadeloupe, who went to Fo:t-de-France.
Martinique, by instructions
from this government: "The disaster
is complete. The city wiped out. Con
sul Prentis and his family are cead.
Governor -ays S'i.000 bava perissed.
50.0W) are homeless aud hungry. 1!:-;
sv.gKcS's that toe Red Cross be asked
to scri.-l ( vil.i ih. flour, beans, rice, salt
Bleats an 1 I -.ctrits a; quickly as pos
sible. X'is't.l ..f war vessel valuable. '
heat Crop Statist-'cs.
Washington. P'-eclai. Returns t th
statls: iciac ii t's: Dsuirtmtat ct Asp I
euitirre. mad: up to May 1, snow t'-e
area under winter wheat ia cultivaCoa
on that date- to have been 27.133,000
acres. This is 4.888,009 acres, or 15-2
c: ent. less than the area so'.va last
,il -.7,,.. ,,(. nrea remaining unae;
with 94.6 on "ay 1, 1901.
il. 7atton tjf condition oa
... x. .-a 1.4. against 49.1 on Mi
i. 1901. The leverage condition of win
ter rye on M;'.- 1 was 83.4. as compared
Makes the food mors delicious and wholesome
A Message of Hops to a Lost Wor'di
God's Promise in the Bow Tha.
Spans the Cioitsfs.
Tiie Rev. J. Wilbur Chapman, D. D , is
now the most distinguished and best
known evangelist in the country, He was
second only to Dr. Talmage, but since the
death of that famous preacher Dr. Chap
man has the undisputed possession of the
Pulpit as the preacher to influence the
plain people. His services as an evangel
ist are in constant demand. His sermons
have stirred the hearts of men and women
to a degree unapproaehed by any latter
day divine. J. Wilbur Chapman was born
in Richmond, Ind,, June 171S59. He tvas
educated at Oberlin College aud Lake For
est University, and graduated for the min
istry from the Laue Theological Semin
ary, Cincinnati, Ohio, iu 1SS2. His ser
mons ar"S simple and direct, so that their
influence is not to much due to exciting
the emotions as to winning the hearts and
convincing the minds of those who hear
him. Dr. Chapman is now in charge of
the Fourth Presbyterian Church, New
York City.j
New Yokxc City. Tlie following sermon
Is one prepared for publication by the
Rer. J. XXri!biir Chapman, America's best
known evangelist, who is now preaching to
ovei-ftowiufr congregations in this city. It
is entitled "The Bow in the Cloud." and is
founded on the text, Genesis G: 13, "I do
set My bow in the cloud, and it shall be
for a token of a covenant between Me and
the earth."
It may seem at first thought as if this
J were a queer test to choose from which to
i give a gospel message, and yet all the
works of God are so wonderful that one
has but to get the key to unlock the door
leading into them to rind them rilled with
sweetness and with help. The rainbow is
no exception to this rule. It is hardly
possible for one to look upon the bow that
spans the clouds after a storm without an
exclamation of delight.
One would think that it would grow mo
notonous, for we have seen it so mnny
times, but quite the opposite is true. Sun
sets differ; they are as unlike as two things
could possibly be. Indeed, it must be true
that one is never like the other. But rain
bows are always the same. And yet in
spite of this we are charmed as we look,
and inspired as we study.
The first mention of a bow is in the
text. It is not said that this is the first
time the rainbow has appeared, for from
the very nature of the ease it has always
been in existence since the worlds began
to be, but this is said to be the first use
of it. The last mention of a rainbow is
Revelation 4: 3- "And He that sat was to
look upon like a jasper and a sardine stone;
and there v.a a r.iinbow round about the
throne, iu iiAt i:::c unto u emerald -
ou liof-ce t. At trie expression used is
"round aboat rae throne," and here for the
first time we iind a rainbow in a complete
We have only seen the half of it here,
which is surely an illustration of the fact
that in this world at best we only get the
half of things. XX7e only get the half of
truth. Take the great doctrine of the
Atonement; who is able to understand it?
But it is very helpful to know that we are
not obliged to understand it, but only to
receive it. God is satisfied with it, and
He fully comprehends it, and when we
stand with Him in glory we shall see the
other half of the bow, and our hearts shall
rejoice. We only see the half of life here.
At its best it is a mystery. Over and over
again, when we wanted to go to the right
we were compelled to turn to the left, aud
a thousand times because of our perplexi
ties and trials we have cried aloud:
"How can these things be?"
But we must learn the lesson that we
must trust Kim where we cannot under
stand Him. The day will come, when
seated at His feet we shall see the other
half of the bow of our life, and we shall
know indeed that all things have worked
tocether for good.
The last mention of the bow in Revela
tion tells us that it is to be like an emer
ald. This is certainly very strange, for
one has never beheld a green rainbow
here. Six other colors must oe added to it
to make it complete. The color, however,
is not without its suggestiveness. Green
is the color that always rests the eye. It
is for this reason that the hillsides, the
waving branches of the tree, and the grass
beneatn our feet, are so restful on a sum
mer day. Is not this a hint that heaven
is a place of rest as well as beauty?
There ere three primal colors in the
rainbow, red, yellow and blue. If you
drop the red and put the yellow and blue
together you have green as a result. Red
is the color of suffering. Surely it is a
hint as to the thought that when one
passes through the gates of pearl he leaves
suffering behind him. There is to be no
red mark in heaven. Christ finished His
Bufferings upon Calvary, and never a pang
shall meet Him again. XVe finish our suf
ferings, too, when we say good-bye to this
weary road we have traveled, and the gate
of heaven that shuts us in shuts suffering
We know what the cloud was for Noah
(for this text which I have quoted has to
do with him), and a cloud in Noah's day
was not unlike the cloud of yesterday;
but in the thought of the sermon the cloud
is sin.
It would make one heartsick to read the
history of sin. First, in the world, begin
luiis withwiiani going to Noah, reaching
the howling meb aiiontTae TTtt. J'l
varv. couiine down, to the present d;;
when the whole world seems to ic tourlieil
with its power, the moat '.enable thins in
the world is sin. Second, in the home,
blighting and blasting that which is a
tye of heaven, and wrecking that which
God meant to be a safe vessel to carry vis
through the turmoils and strife ever round
aboutTus. Third, in our own heart, giving
us wrong conceptions of God, and drag
ging us toward hell, even against our will.
The blackest thing in all the world is sin.
The cloud does two things: (.1) It ob
scures the sun. The cloud of sin does the
same thing. No one ever yet has had a
true vision of Jesus Christ with the least
parcic!e of sin in his heart or life. "Blessed
are the pure in heart, for they shall see
A poor fellow converted in one of the
missions, in Chicago, who was thought be
fore his conversion to be hardly worth the
savii'g, was so wonderfully transformed
that a committee waited upon him to iic.d
! the secret of his changed life. He answered
tueir question in just one sentence:
"I have seen .Jesus."
This vision ever changes the life and
transforms character.
(2) The cloud cercppls us to see things
in a false light. God made the works of
His hands to be seen in tiie sunlight. XX'e
must not judge them under the cloud. And
with the cloud of sin across a man's mind
he can have no real conception of the
Bible; he must certainly be prejudiced
aatn.-t the church. Scatter the darkness
that hovers over your mind, and the Bible
will become to you the very thought oi
God. while the church will compel your ad
To see a bow three thinus are necessary.
First, there must be a cloud; we certainly
have that m the world's sin. Second, the
sun must be shining; we have this condi
tion met in the fact that God is light, and
in Him there is no darkness at ail. Third,
the rain must be falling. XVe have this i-i
Icaiali 10 it J".-n- :w t'np l-in cvnupjil
down, and the snow from heaven, and re-!
turneth not thither, but watcreth tTis
earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud,
that it may give seed to the sower, and
bread to the eater; so shall My XVord be
that goeth forth out of My mouth; it shall
not return unto Me void, but it shall ac
complish that which I please, and it shall
prosper in the thing whereto I sent it."
Or, we might put it first, in order that
we may b saved, we must acknowledge
ourselves to h .innevs. This is the cloud.
Second, we must h-vc; srnne concentinTi of
lino narrea oi sin. j nH i i -
Third, we must be permaded that.
loved us and gave Jtimsett tor us. ! his is
the rain. With these conditions met. the
bow cf promise spans tiie cloud of a sinful
If I should hold a prism in my hand and
the light of day "should touch it, there
would be refracted at once seven colors,
as follows: Red, orange, yellow, green,
blue, indigo and violet. There never has
been a rainbow in this world but these
have been seen in more or less prominence.
In mv message now, the prism is the cross,
and the light is God's truth. As it strikes
this long prism it breaks up into seven
colors The seven together give us the
First, forgiveneHs. Psalm 32: 1. "Blessed
is he whose transgression is forgiven,
whose sin is covered."
The word forgiven means taken off.
XVhat a wonderful thought it is! Oh.
what a load of sin we had to carry! How
it did weigh us down! Kcw day and night
we went crying aloud, saying, "Oh,
wretched man that I am, who shall deliver
me?" Resolution never lifted it a particle.
Reformation only seemed to make it heav
ier. Then He came, and stooped down, er
whispered to us just one sweet word,
"Forgiven!" and when we realized it the
burden was taken off. To receive all of
this we have but to yield to God. Trying
to make ourselves better only adds to the
cloud and deepens our despair.
The second color is cleansing. Psalm 51
7 "Purge me with hyssop, and I shall ber
clean; wash me, and 1 shall be whiter than
The little bunch of hyssop carries us
back to "he Passover night, when the
lamb was ntain snd its blood collected. It
was not said that one should take a brush,
but a bunch of hyssop, d dip it in the
blood and sprinkle the posts of. the donr.
The commonest thing that grew in the
East was hyssop. It represents faith. One
had but to step to the door of the cottage
and stoop down to pluck a bunch of hys
sop. The commonest thine i'l all this
world is faith. XX'e have faith in each
other, whether we express it in this word
or not; and the faith that one has in his
mother, in his father, in wife or husband,
if turned toward Jesus Christ would sive
his soul. It is one thing to be forgiven, but
the color deepens, and the truth sweetens
wheii we know that because of the shed
blood of Jesus Christ we may be made
clean. "The blood of Jesus Christ His
Son cleanseth us from all sin."
The ttfvd color i justification. Ro
mans 4:ir"X"ho was delivered for our
otfences.JJrruscd again for our jus--tificaxioi??"1
,-r " ;
One might bt perf.vt'v sure of his for
giveness, and know that it nieaut sias"
taken off. and might be confident of his
cleansing," but there is the memory of the
old life of failure which is ever to him like
a shackle when he would run to God. Jus
tification is sweeter by far than anything
we have yet learned. When Christ rose
for our justification He stood before God
as a kind of receipt (as John Robertson
has said), and when God looks upon that
receipt He knows the bill is paid.
"Jesus pail it all. All to Him I owe.
Sin had left a bitter stain, He washed it
white as snow."
But justification is even better to me
than this, for when one is justiiied before
God he actually stands as if he never had
The fourth color is sins covered by the
sea. Mteah 7: 19 "He will turn again, He
will have compassion upon us; He will sub
due our iniquities; and Thou wilt cast all
their sins into the depths of the sea.'
It is very comforting to know that there
are some depths in the ocean so deep that
they can never be sounded. Our sins roust
have gone as deep.
There is also another thought oi com
fort; if a body is cast into the ocean where
the waters are not very deep, when the
storms come and the ocean is in a fury,
the storm, as if with giant hands, take the
dead body and casts it upon the shore.
But there are depths in the sea so great
that no storm that has ever yet swept across
the face of the deep has stirred the waters.
Thanks be unto God. our sins may be sunk
so deep in. the sea that they will never be
cast up against us again. The color deep
ens and the truth grows sweeter still.
The fifth color is sins removed. Psalm
103: 12 "As far as the east is from the
we9t, so far hath He removed our trans
gressions from us."
It has been proved that the distance
from east to west could never be meas
ured. This i3 certainly inspiring. But
there is something better for me than this
in the fifth color, for wheu I am told that
my sins are a3 far from me as the east is
from the west I know that the east and
the west can never be brought together:
nor can the saved sinner and his pardoned
sins ever meet again..
The sixth color is Isaiah 44: 22 "1 have
blotted out, as a thick cloud, thy transgres
sions, and, as a cloud, thy sins; return un
to Me, for I have redeemed thee."
A man cannot blot out his own sins.
Some have tried it with their tears, and
have lost their reason. Some have at
tempted it by works of mercy, and have
given up in despair. But God can easily
do it. For sins to be blotted out may
mean the same as for man's account to be
blotted out. I mav have a bill charsred
ainst me on the books, but it on the op-
"posit? "sTiie-w etx)iliKd. .
.t sum
money to meet
blotted out Put til" i
more than this. It nie.
sins arc blotted out by
tnat win.. .
.id tiiev are as
thev never had been.
The seventh color seems the climax of
all. E.ckiel 33: 16 "None of his sins that
he hath committed shall be mentioned un
to him; he hath done that which is lawful
and right; he shall surely live."
XX'e have an idea that, although our sins
have been forgiven and we may have been
justified, when the great day of judgment
comes we mav be obliged to meet them all
again. But this is not true. Once and
for all hath He put away sin by the sac
rifice of Himself, and the-sins of our lives
shall not again be mentioned to us.
The bow was God's covenant then. Now
God's covenant is His XX'ord, and upon
this XX'ord we may depend. Notice the
number of times God uses the expression,
"I will," in Exodus 6: 6-8:
"XX'herefore, say unto the children of
Israel I am the Lor 1. and I will bring you
out from under the burdens of the Egypt
ians, and I will rid you out of their bond
age, and I will redeem you with a stretched
out arm, and with great judgments; and I
will take you to Me for a people, and T will
be to you a God; and ye shall know that I
am the Lord your God, which bringeth
vou out from under the burdens of the
Egyptians. And I will bring you in unto
the land, concernins the which I did swear
to give it to Abraham, to Isaac and to
Jacob; and I will give you it for an herit
age: I am the Lord."
He ever waits to fill the covenant which
He has made with Christ concerning us.
If wc would have the joy of salvation, we
need but two things; first, we must be
lieve God: whatever our feelings may be,
we must believe: second, believing Ond,
must act as if we believed Him. The
one gives us life. The other gives us joy in
life's possession.
Some men are born to command, and
others get married.
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