Fort Worth Weekly Gazette. (Fort Worth, Tex.), Vol. 19, No. 31, Ed. 1, Thursday, July 11, 1889 Page: 3 of 8

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The Trinity Biver Bottom Sub-
merged for Two Miles
Two Lives Said to be Lost Great Dam-
age to Railroad Property and
Crops Loss of Stock
The Broken Sewer In Dallas CausesFurther
Dainasc The BenbrSok Bridge Gone
A West Fork Blso Coming
From Thursdays July 4 Daily
Sever before was the splendid location
of Fort Worth so appreciated as at pres-
ent Truly she is a city on a hill and
th < adamantine rocks are her foundation
Tupday night when about 8 oclock it
1 jrau to rain no one imagined that bo
f rt morning the water to the east and
E rth would be two miles wide
aK i that hundreds of thousands of
d tar would be lost to the peo
< ii tins and adjoining counties
ii u the rain however continued una
I t for hour after jfour people began
t think of those wJio had built houses
a pitched tcnts in the river bottom
n rth of the Trinity and on the low land
ei st of Fort Worth At1 oclock the
in its banks but the
r vor was still engi-
rt r at the waterworks M Gardner
t rh < ined to Tiik Gahkttk that it was
r ujr rapidly and would soon be flooding
th surrounding country
ti < faithful Gardner telephoned again
ai 1 aid the river had risen four and
ofhalf feet in an hour was out of its
link ind that the low land on the
g uth side of the river was covered
i emeu who had been apprised of the
airier to those who were domiciled in
ti t and who all unconscious were fast
a i < p prave the warning by firing their
r nlvorsr mud when the startled camp
cr > Tstre aw ke told them the water was
f 1 inn and o hurry out of their dwell
II Thijs warning Was none too soon
f r uiMile of half ail hour the bottom was
c rr d with water several feet deep and
tL < waterworks were on an island
I 0 to this time the people on the North
pjf > liing in small frame houses and
t nt > had 1101 been alarmed When the 1
tl hnug took place many of the men
p t up and watched the river closely but
ad said it would not reach that side and
J j uot consider it necessary to move
lit > oclock their hopes were all dashed
a ti water covered the low ground be
tt i 11 the cemetery bridge and the iron
viadut t and gradually worked its way to
tL < north By 380 the water began to
r i rapidly and then there was
a rush to abandon the tents and houses
aud < oine to the city At l oclock a Ga
z tiVreporter crossed the big bridge
sii held
I was pitch dark except when the fit
fu 1 jrlitnirig brightened up the scene
t < nip narih On the bridge was a string
rf i i n women and children who had
a mioiud all they had of this worlds
1 and were seeking a safe place to
lfhttt thur feet Here came a man wet
t his vait carrying a little twoyear
v I hl 1 following came the wife carry
v an infant while on either side were a
v and girl six and eight years
< age They were walking
Bui behind them came three
ns Mied with people and such
1 ii hold goods as could be saved then
n 1 ther family walking through the tor
r ram Reaching the foot of the
I i due the extent of the flood could
t rmlied
a half milt or water
itr < t hod mil to the north from the
pt s northern approach In every
t is a light and a score of lanterns
> d hither and thither as those who
< ir i < d them moved about in their haste
I iniHg to leave The horses to the
w in were traveling through two feet
0 water while men off from North
Ji t street were wading waste deep
1 w utur The exodus was so
r i 1 that furniture provisions house
1 i ir ds and clothing were left behind
it was a question of life or death then
r 11
1w 1
r i
v all the people north of the river
trot away but the water still
and the men at the driving
iv found that it would bo
I 1 difheulty Jthey could save the fine-
s stabled there Before the horses
> > ut the water was several feet and
1 iimlir of the boys tending the horses
> torced to get on the roofs of the
Seeing their plight Marshal
ur and EDGallagher got one
and W J Tackabory and
I I e McNnught another boat
I started to get them
The boat occupied by Tackabery
Mi Naught was capsized and both
T narrowly missed drowning Farmer
I illapher went to their assistance
iltn the boat was righted and the
it they proceeded to where the
x were and took thenr off
hi party were S B Riddle
Carlisle Ed Brown and S Ham
Theboys Marshal Farmer says
> lue with cold and alarm but were T
wildly the water worked its way to
ist and the valley on the west of
Mr was soon covered The Syl
1 r ad was soon out of sight with
six feet of water over it The ten
wiive brick aud frame cottages
soon reached and by 5 oclock
iter was up to the center of tho
> ws aud doors while the fences
it of si rht Tho Woods Yanceys
and others managed to save a few
hold articles but that was all By
< k the water hud reached within
feet of the Crystal ice works and
1 half a mile of the courthouse at
i of the bluff At this point the
> ne of Sylvania except the eastern
was submerged Men in boats
plying between the head of First
and the submerged houses getting
nKit few things could be reached
1 s point thero was quite a noticeable
nt even in what might bo called
water and it was plain that the wa
tt was getting higher rapidly
vt s in a little frame housa on the
j L k of the river to tho left of the iron
T i ie to Sylvania were Mrs Beutly or
Mr Plume and her son Patsy
a wellknown little bootblack
ffl worked hard to provide
f r his parent who has but one arm It
stated that they were warned to aban
i u the house and cross to Sylvania as
early as G oclock yesterday morning
rut thought it unneceoPary Soon after
tkat the water was all about them ana
their escape must have been cut-
off Later in the day tho house
as washed away Marshal Farmer
and many others mado diligent inquiry
about Mr3 Bently and the boy but
nothing could be learned about them
and at 9 oclock last night it was the
general opinion they had lost their lives
m the flood
At C oclock yesterday evening the
pump house was completely surrounded
by water not a spot of land could be
seen around It and the water was within
an inch and a half of coming in at the
doors The men promised Superinten-
dent Scoble to keep at their posts until
the water came in at tho windows
Boards and cement were m readiness
to wall up the doorways should it
become necessary The supply of coal
on hand was sufficient to last until to-
day and Capt Scoble gave orders to have
several tons brought to tho foot of the
bluff road and unloaded and if the sup-
ply runs low at the pumping sta-
tion this coal will be transported
on a raft or in boats to
the pumphouse At 130 this morning
the men at tho pumphouse were in good
spirits and said they would pull through
the night in good shape
The water liere was several feet deep in
the first story and A Walker the pro-
prietor said they had water there where
it had never been before He had
sent a team of horses and wagon to the
North Side of the river several times to
bring out people and household goods
but the last time the water came up so
fast the men could not reach the wagon
in time to get the horses out and both
About two miles from the city to the
northeast is a hamlet called River City
where some twenty people live At 5
oclock in tho morning the water came
down on them and all but Mr and Mrs
McCarthy managed to get to high land
One man carried his wife and babies
out on his shoulders wadintr
waist deep in water Mr
and Mrs McCarthy finding their
way cutoff on all sides climbed into a tree
and there they remained until noon
seven hours Mrs McCarthy is said to
have displayed rare courage and when
the water came higher and higher never
lost heart A message was re-
ceived at The Gazette office from
some one who had seen
the couple in the tree from a passing
train and the authorities were notified
Sheriff Riohardson and Deputy Witcher
went out in a boat and Deputy Maddox
qn horseback but when they reached the
place they found that a farmer had res-
cued them He had ridden his pony to
the tree and Mr and Mrs McCarthy aud
the rider had been carried out by the
animal in safety
are heavy sufferers and counting in
their loss with the damage to crops the
loss will not fall far short of 1250000
The Cotton Belt yards in North Fort
Worfh are covered with water as is
several miles of track The bridge of
the Texas and Pacific at Beubiook
and 500 feet of track are gone The
Missouri Kansas and Texas track is cov-
ered with water to the north and all
trains of the Fort Worth and Denver
cdme and go over the Santa Fe track
The grade of the Santa Fe
whilo still holding is greatly damaged
aud if tho water gets much higher it can-
not stand The northern approach to
the great bridge is badly damaged as is
the track of the North Side street railway
The Texas aud Pacific is also a heavy
sufferer east v of Fort Worth A washout
is reported at Village creek
and the track is said to
be under water at Grand Prairie A
prominent railroad man said last night it
would take months of work to repair
what this last days rain had done
Several horses and a number of
cattle have been drowned how
many cannot now be estimated
Truck gardens near Fort Worth
on the east are luined and wheat and
oats are badly damaged It is said that
corn will not suffer to any great extent
but that cotton is damaged considerably
Farmers who were seen were very gloomy
at the outlook MrATByers of the
North Fort Worth company said
last night that he could not
at this time estimate what the companys
loss would be It depended in a great
measure on the condition of the track on
the North Side The loss of furniture
and clothing andother household effects
will be considerable Tho old cemetery
bridge which was condemned before the
Hood is as good as a wreck now and it
will take S7000 or SS000 to replace it
with a substantial iron structure
There were a number of narrow escapes
from drowning and many instances of
bravery Officer Ben Bell rescued sev-
eral people and worked like a trojan to
save property Mr Tom Witten while
getting several colts out of the pasture
on the North Side was nearly drowned
Ho managed to get hold of a limb of a
tree and was rescued
The poor people who lost all they had
by the flood were lodged temporarily in a
store on the west side of the square
where they will remain until today As
soon as their destitute condition was
known Mr Robert McCart collected
quite a sum of money from
charitable citizens and this
will provide for their wants
for a day or two Alderman Nicks has
made arrangements to give shelter to
some of the forty or fifty homeless ones
at the old city hospital Mr Louis De
Mouche and other local singers are mak-
ing arrangements for
for the benefit of tho sufferers and it is
hoped that a sum sufficient to buy the
women and children clothes will be real-
ized from this entertainment
During the heavy storm on Tuesday
night between 11 and 12 oclock the
lightning struck the house corner of First
and Burnet streets occupied by Rev N
Schultz The lightning destroyed the
chimney and passed down into tho sleep
ingroom setting the beds and furniture
on fire Mr Charles Vizzard who stays
at the house was in the study reading
when the lightning struck and for a mo-
ment was quite stunned but recuperated
soon and went to work extinguishing the
fire Mr Schultz had been visiting at
the residence of Dr N Wallerich and
not being able to get home
on account of the storm stayed
there for the night Fortunately
for him because had he been at home
he would certainly have been in his bed
which was covered at the head with the
bricks that fell through the house from
the chimney jTowards morning be
Mr S got home or knew anything abbut flvt
the accidentjthe fire started again but
neighbors succeeded in
the blaze
The gentleman met with another
dent at the Spring Palace grounds Jterhe
antelope fawnbelonging to him which
ho kep in the park was struck by light-
ning and diedTnE
Seoretary Dryden of the Commercial
club reports the rainfall for the twenty
four hours ending at 9 p m last night
to be G20 inches and after that hour it
rained very hard for several
hours A report was current last
night that an eightfoot rise
was coming from the West Fork and that
it would get here by this moraine This
news was said to have come from Dido and
Springtown At 230 this morning the
men at the pump house say the water is
rising very slowly
From those who have lived in Fort
Worth thirty years or longer it is learned
that the present high water has never
been exceeded except in 1SGG Dr W
T Ferguson for twentysix years treas-
urer of the county says in that year the
water was some higher and that
old Maj Dixon lost a number of horses
on the North Side Maj Tessee Jones
says the flood of 18GG was the greatest of
all and this is next There were floods
in 1877 1882 and 188i which covered
North Fort Worth aud as far
down as the driving park but
to the east the water was
not within a quarter of a mile of its
present limits In 1SCG the country was
thinly settled and Fort Worth a very
small place In lS8i the graveled road
to Slyvauia was washed out in two
places but the entire valley
was by no means covered
with water Tn1877 a Mr ONeill aud
a young lady lost their lives at the brick-
yard crossing while trying to cross the
swollen stream In all the floods a num-
ber of cattle and horses were drowned
At Hico
Special to the Gazette
Hico Tex July 3 We are having
too much rain But little farm work has
been done in ten days consequently the
cotton is in the grass and weeds Wheat
aud oats are badly damaged by excessive
rains y
At Hamilton
Correspondence of the Gazette
Hamilton Tex July 1 The rain
still continues The overflow of tho
Cowhouse creek seemed to be only a few
miles in length So far as the damage
was concerned most of the corn and
cotton covered by water was not dam-
aged The reports from farmers are
that wheat and oats are not hurt to any
considerable extent
Dallas Flooded
Special to the Gazette
Dallas Tex July 3 The rains of
the past three days reached a climax this
afternoon and for one hour the hardest
rain of three years poured down in
sheets Tho broken sewer of Sycamore
street again turned all the water from
the northern and eastern portions of the
city into Elm street and caused the town
to put on a Venetian aspect The water
in tremendous volumes rushed over the
sidewalks and into tho stores causing
large damage to stocks In one or two
stores the water was three feet deep
All the basements are level full and the
damage to goods stored in them cannot
be computed at present
Streams Out of Banks
Special to the Gazette
Rhome Tex July 3 It commenced
raining here yesterdayevening at 8 o clock
and continued almost without cessation
until 12 m today All the streams are
out of banks and trade and travel are
completely stopped Tho majority of
the grain is still standing in the shock
waiting to be threshed and if the
rainy weather continues the damage to
it will be great if it is not entirely
Cotton and corn are doing only mod-
erately well but so far we hear of no
reports of worms or their signs
Bridges Washed Away
Special to the Gazette
San Antonio Tex July 3 Reports
which reach the city from the surround-
ing country indicate an unusual rise in all
the streams in this region caused by the
heavy rains of the past few days The
Medina river is booming away over its
banks and doing immense damage to
crops stock and fences along its valley
Two handsome new iron bridges built
recently by the county at a cost of about
seven thousand dollars each have been
washed away The loss of several wagon
bridges in Medi ua and Wilson counties
are also reported Railroad traffic cen-
tering here is not yet very seriously ham-
pered but if much more rainfalls the
tracks and bridges will doubtless suffer
Five Days Ram
Special to the Gazette
Palestine Tex July 3 It has
rained here for five days in succession
some of the showers being very heavy
What effect such an excessive down-
pour may have upon the crops is excit-
ing a good deal of uneasiness in the
At Ballinger
Correspondence of the Gazette
Ballinger Tex July 1 The mail
train from the east due here at 2 oclock
this morning has not yet arrived and is
understood to be about twentythree
hours late owing to heavy rains down
tho road
We have had an abundance of rain the
last two or three days and uuthreshed
gram is being damaged thereby
In Johnson County
Correspondence of the Gazette
Cleburne Tex July 2 The un-
usually heavy and continuous rains have
swollen Nolands river so the mail car-
riers have not been able to cross Fears
are entertained that great damage will
be done by the overflow of the bottom-
lands along the Brazos Noland and
other streams in this section if the heavy
rains continue
At Austin
Special to the Gazette
Austln Tex July 3 A heavy rain
fell here today which in addition to a
cloudburst a day or two ago saturated
the earth The creeks
flowing through
the city are booming The
rising and it is expected the
will be tested
Colorado is
new bridge
Colorado Hirer at Goldthwalte
Special to the Gazette
G OLDTinvAiTE Tex jtfgjulv 3 < The
Colorado river is abouinirty feet high
ma is still rising jgfgK
stage stamp to DjajT P
Ky will recei gfessFam
a usefuliook tssfshould
seholcl S vSS
ifa r v
In the tw years that he hagjbeen in
office Governor Buckner of Kentucky
has signed the death warrants
criminals In the last two cases ffte5
followed Governor Hills example and
fixed some other day than the traditional
Friday for the execution
Jjany Millennia Ago God Built on
the High Hills of Heaven
And Heaven will be So Large that if
You TVaut a Whole Eoom to
Yourself You Can Get It
There I3 a Boom There for Everyone bnt if
Yon Want it You Most Mako Applica-
tion and Take It at Once
Special to the Gazette
The Hamptons N T
T DeWitt Talmage D
here today on the subject
on the Hills His text was
2 In
my Fathers
Ho said
July 7 Rev
D preached
Our House
John xiv
house are many
Here is a bottle of medicine that is a
cure all The disciples were sad and
Christ offered heaven as an alternative
a stimulant and a tonic He shows them
that tho r sorrows are only a dark back-
ground of a bright picture of coming
felicity He lets them know that though
now they live on the lowlands thoy shall
yet have a house on the up-
lands Nearly all the Bible
descriptions of heaven may be
figurative I am not positive that in all
heaven there is a literal crown or harp or
pearly gate or throne or chariot They
may be only used to illustrate the glories
of the place but how well they do it
The favorite symbol by which the Bible
presents celestial happiness is a house
Paul who never owned a house al-
though ho hired one for two years in
Italy speaks of heaven as a house not
made with hands and Christ in our
text tho translation of which is a little
chanced so as to give the more accurate
meaning says Tn my Fathers house
are many rooms
This divinely authorized comparison of
heaven to a great homestead of large
accommodations I propose to carry out
In some healthy neighborhood a man
builds a very commodious habitation
He must have room for all his children
Tho rooms come to bo called after tho
different members of the family That
is mothers room That is Georges
room That is Henrys room That is
Floras room That is Marys room
And the house is all occupied But time
goes by and the sons go out into the
world and build their own homes and
the daughters are married or have tal-
ents enough to go out singly and do a
good work in tho world After awhile
tho father and mother are almost alone
in the big houso and seated by tho even-
ing stand they say Well our family
is now no larger than vhon we
started together forty years ago But
time goes still further by and some of the
children are unfortunate and return to
tho old homestead to live and the grand-
children come with them and perhaps
greatgrandchildren and again the house
is full Many millennia ago God built on
the hills of heaven
a great homestead for a family in-
numerable YET TO BE-
At first He lived alone in that great
house but after a while it was ocoupied
by a very large family cherubic se-
raphic angelic The eternities passed
on and many of the inhabitants became
wayward and left never to return And
may of the apartments were vacated
I refer to the fallen angels Now these
apartments are filling up again There
are arrivals at the old homestead of Gods
children overy day and the day will come
when there will be no unoccupied room
in all tho house
As you and I expect to enter it and
make there eternal residence I thought
you would like to get some more partic
lars about that many roomed homestead
In my fathers house are many
rooms You see the place is to be ap-
portioned off into apartments We shall
love all who are in heaven but there are
some very good people whom we would
not want to live with in the same room
They may be better than we are but
they are of a divergent temperament
We would like to meet with them on the
golden streets and worship with them in
the temple and walk with them on the
river banks but I am glad to say that
we shall live in different apartments
In my fathers house are many
rooms You see heaven will be so
large that if one wants an entire room
to himself or herself it can be afforded
An ingenious statistician taking
the statement made in Revelation twen
tyfirst chapter that the heavenly Jeru-
salem was measured and found to be 12
000 furlongs and that the length and
height aud breadth of it are equal says
that would make heaven in size nine hun-
dred and fortyeight sextillion nine hun-
dred and eightyeight quiintilion cubic
feet and then reserving a certain por-
tion for the court of heaven and the
streets and estimating that the world
may last a hundred thousand years he
ciphers out that there are over five tril-
lion rooms each room seventeen feet
long sixteen feet wide fifteen feGt
high But 1 have no faith in the accu-
racy of that calculation He makes the
rooms too small From all I canreatl
the rooms will bo palatial and those who
have not had enough room in this world
will have plentv of room at tho last
and though out on the vast prairie or in
a mountain district people may have
more room than they want in most
cases it is house built close to house and
the streets are crowded and the cradle is
crowded by other cradles and the graves
crowded in the cemetary by other graves
and one of the richest luxuries of many
people in getting out of this world will
be the gaining of unhindered and un
cramped room And I should not won-
der if instead of the room that the sta-
tistician ciphered out as only seventeen
feetbysixteenit should be larger than
any of the imperial rooms at Berlin St
James or Winter palace In0 my
Fathers house are many rooms
Carrying out still further the symbolism
of the text let us join hands and go up
to this majestic homestead and see for
As we ascend the golden steps an in-
visible guardsman swings open the front
door and we are ushered to the right
into the reception room of the old home-
stead That is the place where we
first meet the welcome of heaven There
must be a place where the departed
spirit enters and a place in which it con-
fronts the inhabitants celestial The re-
ception room of the newly arrived from
this world what scenes it must have
witnessed since the first guest arrived
he ictim of the first fratricide pious
s ble In that room Christ lovingly
greeted all new comers He redeemed
them and he has the right to the first
embrace on their arrival Whatamin
trte when the ascended spirit first sees the
Lord Better than all we ever read about
him or talked aboufc him or sang
about him in all the churches and
through all our earthly lifetime will it
be just for one second to see him The
most rapturous idea we ever had of him
on sacramental days or at tho height of
some great revival or under the uplifted
baton of an oratorio are a bankruptcy of
though compared with
At that moment when you confront
each other Christ looking upoji you and
you looking upon Christ there will bo an
ecstatic thrill and surging of emotion
that bfeggars all description Look
They need no introduction Long ago
Christ chose that repentant sinner and
that repentant sinner chose Christ
Mightiest moment of an immortal his-
tory the first kiss of heaven Jesus
and the soul The soul aud Jesus
But now into that reception room pour
the glorified kinsfolk Enough of earthly
retention to let you know them but with-
out their wounds or their sicknesses or
their troubles See what heaven has
done for them So radiant so gleeful
so transportingly lovely Thoy call you
byname They greet you with an ardor
proportioned to the anguish of you part-
ing and the length of your separation
Father Mother There is your child
Sisters Brothers Friends I wish you
joy For years apart together again in
the reception room of the old homestead
You see they will know you are com-
ing Thero are so many immortals
filling all the spaces between here and
heaven that news like that flies like light-
ning They will be there in an instant
though they were in some other world on
errand from God a signal would be
thrown that would fetch them Though
you might at first feel dazed and over-
awed at their supernal splendor all
that feeling will be gone at their first
touch of heavenly salutation and we will
say O my lost boy O my lost
companion O my lost friend are
we here together What scenes have
been witnessed in that reception room of
the old homestead There met Joseph
and Jacob finding it a brighter room
than anything they
palace David and
whom he once fasted and wept Mary and
Lazarus after the heartbreak of Bethany
QMinothy and grandmother Lois Isabella
Graham and her sailor son Alfred and
George Cookman tho mystery of the sea
at last made manifest Luther and Mag-
dalene the daughter he bemoaned
John Howard and tho prisoners whom ho
gospelized and multitudes without num-
ber who once so weary and so sad
parted on earth but gloriously met in
heaven Among all the rooms of that
house there is no one that more enrap-
tures my soul than that reception room
In my Fathers house aro may rooms
We belong to the royal family
The blood of King Jesus flows in our
veins so we have a right to enter the
throne room It is no easy thing on earth
to get through even the outside door of a
kings residence During the Franco
German war one eventide in the summer
of 1870 I stood studying the ex-
quisite sculpturing of the gato of
the Tulleries Paris
of tho wonderful art
saw in Pharaohs
the little child for
Lost in admiration
of that gate I knew
not that I was exciting suspicion Low-
ering my eyes to tho crowds of people I
found myself being closely inspected by
governmental officials who fronr my
complexion judged me to be a German
and that for some belligerent pur-
pose I might be examining the gates
of the palace My explanations
in very poor French did not satisfy them
and they followed me long distances un-
til I reached my hotel and were not sat
isfied until from my landlord they found
that I was only an inoffensive American
The gates of earthly palaces are carefully
guarded and if so how muoh more se-
verely the throne room A dazzling
place is it for mirrors and all costly art
No one who ever saw the throne room of
the first and only Napoleon will ever
forget the letter N embroidered in pur-
ple and gold on the upholstery of chair
and window the letter N gilded on tho
wall the letter Nchased on the chalices
the letter N flaming from the ceiling
What a conflagration of bril-
liance the throne room of Charles
Immanuel of Sardina of Ferdinand
of Spain of Elizabeth of England of
Boniface of Italy But the throneroom
of our Fathers house hath a glory
ecliDsing all the thronerooms that ever
saw scepter wave or crown glitter or for-
eign ambassador bow for our Father3
throne is a throne of grace a throne of
mercy a throne of holiness a throne of
justice a throne of universal dominion
We need not stand shivering and cower-
ing before it for our Father says we may
yet one day come up and sit on it beside
him To him that overcometh will I
grant to sit with me in my throne
You see we are princes and princesses
Perhaps now we move about incogni o-
as Peter the Great in the garb of a ship
carpenter at Amsterdam or as Queen
for her childs cure but it will be found
out after awhile who we are when we get
into the throne room Aye we need
not wait until then We may by prayer
and song and spiritual uplifting this mo
mententer the throne room O King
live forever We touch the forgiving
scepter and prostrate ourselves at Thy
feet The crowns of the royal families
of this world are tossed about from gen-
eration to generation and from family to
family There are children four years
oldin Berlin who have seen the crown
on three emperors But wherever
tho coronets of this world rise
or fall they are destined to meet in one
place And I look and see them coming
from north and south and east and west
the Spanish crown the Italian crown
the English crown the Turkish crown
the Russian crown tho Persian crown
aye all tho crowns from under the arch
ivolt of heaven and whilo I watch and
wonder they are all flung in rain of dia-
monds around the pierced feet
Jesus shall reign whereer the sun
Does his successive journeys run
His kingdom stretch from shore to shore
TiU sun shall rise and set no more
Oh that throneroom of Christ In
my Fathers house are many rooms
Another room in our Fathers house is
the music room St John and other
Bible writers talk so much about the
music of heaven that there must be
music there Perhaps not such as on
earth was thrummed from trembling
string or evoked by touch of ivory key
but if not that then something better
There are so many Christian harpists and
Christian composers and Christian organ-
ists and Christian choristers and Chris-
tian hymnologists that have gone up from
earth there must be for them some place
of especial delectation Shall we have
music in this world of discords and no
music in the land of complete harmony
I cannot give you the notes of the first
bar of the new song that Is sung in
heaven I cannot imagine either the solo
or the doxoiogy But
Occasionally that music has escaped
VWt g VlfkM
the gate Dr Fuller dying at Beaufort
S C said Do you not hear
Hear what exclaimed the bystand-
ers The music Lift me up Open
the window In that music room of
our Fathers house you will some day
meet the old Christian mnsters Mozart
and Handel and Mendelssohn and Bee-
thoven and Doddridge whoso sacred
poetry was as remarkable as his sacred
prose and James Montgomery and Wil-
liam Cowper at last got rid of his spiritual
melancholy and Bishop Heber who
sang of Greenlands icy mountains
and Indias coral strand and Dr
Raffles who wrote of High in yonder
realms of light and Isaac Watts
who went to visit Sir Thomas Abuey
and wife for a week but proved him-
self so agreeable a guest that they made
him stay thirtysix years and side by
side Augustus Toplady who has got over
his dislike for Methodists aud Charles
Wesley freed from his dislike for Cal-
vinists and George W Bethuno as
sweet as a song maker as he was great as-
a preacher and the author of The Vil-
lage Hymns and many who wrote in-
verse or song in church or by eventide
cradle and many who were passionately
fond of music but could make nono
themselves Tho poorest singer there
more than any earthly prima donna and
the poorest players there more thany any
earthly Gottschalk Oh that music room
the headquarters of cadence and
rhythm symphony and chant psalsm
and antiphon May be there will be
there some liour when Haydn sits at the
keys of one of his own oratorios and
David the psalmist fingers the harp and
Miriam of the Red sea banks claps the
cymbals and Gabriel puts his lips to the
trumpet and the four and twenty soldiers
chant and Lind and Parepa render
matchless duet in the music room of the
old heavenly homestead In my Fath
ers house are many rooms
It may correspond somowhat withr he
family room on earth At morning and
evening you know that is the placode
now meet Though every member of
household have a separate room in
family room they all gather and joys aud
sorrows and experiences of all styles are
there rehearsed Sacred room in all our
dwellings Whether it be luxurious with
ottomans and divans and books in Rus-
sian lids standing in mahogany case
or there be only a few plain chairs
and a cradle So the family room on
high will be the place where the kinsfolk
assembled and talk over the family ex-
periences of earth the weddings the
births the burials the festal days of
Christmas aud Thanksgiving reunion
Will the children departed remain chil-
dren there Will the aged remain aged
there Oh no everything is per-
fect there The child will go ahead to
glorified maturity and the aged will go
back to glorified maturity The rising
sun of the one will rise to meridian and
the descending sun of the other will
return to meridian However
much wp love our children on
earth we would consider it a domestic dis-
aster if they stayed children and so we
rejoice at their growth here And when
we meet in the family room of our Fath-
ers house we will be glad that they have
grandly and cloriously matured while
our parents who were aged and infirm
here we shall bo glad to find restored to
the most agile and vigorous immortality
there If forty or fortyfive or fifty
years be the apex of physical and mental
life on earth then the heavenly child-
hood will advance to that and the heav-
enly old age will retreat to that
When we join them in that family room
we shall have much to tell them We
shall want to know of them right away
such things as these Did you see us in
this or that or the other struggle Did
you know when we lost our property and
sympathize with us Did you know that
had that awful sickness Were
we you
hovering anywhere around when we
plunged into that memorable accident
Did you know of our backsliding Did
you know of that moral victory Were
you pleased when we started for heaven
Did you celebrate the hour of our con-
version And then whether they know
it or not we will tell them all But they
will have more to tell us than we to tell
them Ten years on earth may be very
eventful but
They will have to tell us the story of
coronations story of news from all im-
mensity story of conquerors and hier
archs story of wrecked or ransomed
planets story ot angelic victory over
diabolio revolts of extinguished suns
of obliterated constellations of new
galaxies kindled and swung of stranded
comets of worlds on fire and story of
Jehovahs majestic reign If in that
family room of our Fathers house wo
have so much to tell them of what wo
have passed through since we parted
how much more thrilling and
arousing that which they have to
toll us of what they have passed through
since we parted Surely that family
room will be one of the most favored
rooms in all our Fathers house What
long lingering there for we shall never
again be in a hurry Let me ogen a
window said an humble Christiawser
vant to Lady Raffles who because of the
death of her child had shut herself
up in a dark room and refused to see
anyone you have been many days in
this dark room Are you not
ashamed to grieve in this manner
when you ought to be thanking God
for having given you the most beautiful
child that over was seen and instead of
leaving him in this world till he should
be worn with trouble has not God taken
him to heaven in all his beauty Leave
off weopmg and let me open a window
So today I am trying to open upon the
darkness of earthly separation the
windows and doors and rooms of the heav-
enly homestead In my Fathers
house are many rooms
How would it do for my sermon to
loave you in that family room today I
am sure there is no room in which you
would rather stay than in the enraptured
circle of your ascended and glorified
There may be picture naileries penciled
not with earthly art but by some process
unknown in this world preserving for
the next world the brightest and most
stupendous scenes of human history
And there may bo lines and forms of
earthly beauty preserved for heavenly
inspection in something whiter and
chaster and richer than Venetian sculp-
ture ever wrought Rooms beside rooms
Rooms over rooms Large rooms Ma-
jestic rooms opalescent rooms amethys-
tine rooms In my Fathers house are
many rooms
I hope none of us will be disappointed
about getting there There is room foi
us if we will go and take it but in
order to reach it it ia absolutely neces-
sary that we take the right way and
Christ is the way and we must
enter at the right door and Christ is
the door and we must start in time
and tho only hour you are sure of
is the hour the clock now strikes and
the only second the one your watoh is
now ticking I hold in my hand
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New Testament is only a roll of letters
inviting you as the spirit of them prac-
tically says My dying yet immortal
child in earthly neighborhood I have
built for you a great residence It is
full of rooms I have furnished them as
no palace was ever furnished Pearls
are nothing emeralds are nothing
chrysophralhis is nothing illumined
panels of sunrise and sunset noth-
ing the aurora of the northern
heavens nothing compared with the
splendor with which I have garnitured
them But you must be clean before you
enter thero and so 1 have opened a
fountain where you may wash all your
sins away Come now Put your weary
but cleansed feet on the upward path-
way Do you not see amid the thick
foliage on the heavenly hill tops tho old
family homestead In my Fathers
house are many rooms
Portions of Eight Bodies Recovered and Many
More In the Wreck
Lynchburg Va July 3 The scene
of the terrible disaster near Thaxtons
on the Norfolk and Western railroad is
beyond description There is hardly
enough left of the train of eight cars that
took the leap to the bottom of the awful
pit to make one car As soon as the
boiler of the engine exploded the entire
mass of debris took fire and those who
went down and were not killed outright
were burned to death Portions of eight
bodies have been taken out and it is
believed fully fifteen others were en-
tirely consumed by fire The survivors
of the wreck whose cries for help could
be heard from all portions of tho wreck
were terrible and those unhurt were
powerless to render assistance
Women who managed to escape lay-
about on the damp ground suffering from
their injuries until daybreak and many
walked long distances to farmhouses
The few passengers loft uninjured did all
in their power for the unfortunates
later Particulars
Roanoke Va July 3 The debris at
the wreck on the Norfolk and Western
railroad has been removed and a number
of charred bodies has been found The
names of seventeen persons who were
killed have been ascertained The list is
official and accurate and is as follows
Pat Donovan engineer
J E Bruce fireman
AlvinM James road foreman of en-
MS Bruce mail agent-
S W Lipsey train dispatcher Roan-
oke Va
Will Hopkins express messenger
William D Stevenson
C W Steeds
Will F Marshall
John M Hardwick all of Cleveland
Dennis ilellon of Roanoke
L M Moore of Chattnooga
Nathan Cohen of Roanoke j
James J Rose of Abingdon Va
Hattie Carrington of Texas aged nine
John Kirkpatrick of Lynchburg Va
There were about thirty people who es
caped with only slight injuries and te l
who are seriously injured The list
dead will be increased as friends of
missing people come forward in sear
hem There Is no way at present t
certain the exact number of dead o
to the fact that the tram was desfa
by fire
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