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THE ROANOKE DAILY TIMES.
VOX XIV.?No. 358
1'KICK THIIKB CUNTS.
ROANOKE, VA? SATURDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 30, 1895.
?UU.ABSOOIATE? I'KE-IO TKLEGUAMS.
AU THE NEWS OF THE WOHLD
Forecast for Virginia: Generally fair;
The winter months open
on us. Be sure your roof
is all right by having us
paint and repair it.
fioanoke Roofing and Metal Cornice Co.,
Commerce St. and Franklin Road.
J. E. COLLINGWOOD,-Manager.
- 'Phone 228.
Our Soda Fountain.
Coffee, Bouillon, Consomme,
and Mineral Waters
all the year.
'PHONE 193. Night Bell.
AND Till: 15EST IN AMERICA
I FOR THE I'KM Iis.
; 11 the Delicacies of tbe Season
p|lr Served at ri'imoiijiblo prices,
or' The Table is alwny? eitpplled
P witll the best tliat Ik to l>o
had in the markets.
fff" Tli? only Restaurant In tbeoity
with a separate IMniojjt Room for
Meal Tickets, 21 Meals, $4.
Monthly Board $15.
Cigars, Cigarettes, Tobacco and Pipes.
t. (Any Old T*ing Won't Do.)
hHEl'l.ANT! Continues to grow (in favor.)
tl Six for 25c.
IcOLl) SEAL! A golden smoke, Indeed. 5o
n\itAROSO! Holds an enviable rcpntatlon.
i Sc straight.
l.KL'E WORTH1 ItlgUtly named. The new< !*.
out. 5r straight.
KOSSI TH! Needs no Introduction. 5c straight.
IAMEIL! Finest ot flavorB and sweet. 10c,
three for 25c.
CIU'IUS! Also a delightful emoko. mc,.T for25c.
i a i i.<>it dk hotel ROANOKE! Some?
thing new and good. 10c, :t for 25c.
SILVER tilt AYS! The very best Cigar In Hoa
Qoke. 15c, 3 for 35c.
PIPES ! An assortment that will tilcose you.
CIGARETTES! All the leading brands.
TOBACCOS 1 The choicest mixtures.
GENTLEMEN, sec the largest cage of smokers'
sundries In the city.
CHRISTIAN-BAWBEE DRUG STORE
A. I). RICE, Trustee,
N. B.?Smoke from our Cigars is not disagree?
able, so the Indies must stop and enjoy the Flow?
ers while waiting for the street cars.
for g 4
Pierling 8ilver. 25c
*fl__i VBFX'tom December 0th, until
ByC) the 1st of January, 1895, 1
riJeiai cannot devote the proper
_i tho a
attontion to eye-testing,
tinder Glasses purchased from
sale Is po c , _ ?,
same pirn us?parties can leel assured
eh?" their eyes will be properly
fitted after the rush FU?E
JtKt OP OH AUGE.
SWARD S. GREEN,
S55'] Mannfactoalng Jewelor,
\$$nm ?V8. ROANOKE, VA.
B. Webb a
LOOKS VERY MUCH LIKE WAR
The Sultan Greatly Alarmed
Over the Situation.
Blr Philip turrio fit One Time Decided
to Ban Hli Ganboat Tbroagh the
Dardanelles Bat FIdbIIt Coneladed to
'Walt?Bombardment of the Ports on
the Boiphoras Liable to Occur at Any
Conbtantinoplb. Nov. 29.?The preB
eut situation remains critical, and the
crisis is expected within the next
twenty-four hours. The sultan, who
is more thoroughly under the influence
of tho Palace party led by Iazot Bey,
lBtlll declines to give firmans applied for
by the representatives of Great Britain,
BuBBla, Italy and Austria for the pass
ago of extra guardshipa through the
straits of the Dardanelles. This is the
more extraordinary as on Tuesday
Tewllk PaBha, Turkish minister for for?
eign affairs, personally assured Sir
Philip Currio, the British ambassador,
that the porto had determined .to grant
tho request Immediately. It would thus
Beem wbilo tho Turkish ministers aro
apparently in favor of granting the fir*
mans, the " Palace party," valets,
priests, cbamborlalns and eunucks who
aro tho ofllclal advisors of Abdul Hamid
are opposed to It as calculated to lower
tho dignity of the aultan.
In the meantime the Mussulmans are
growing unea9y, looking upon tbu
threatened advent of tho extra guard
ships as nothing less tban a warlike
demonstration before Constantinople.
This is a dangerous feature of the affair
and 1b adding to the anxiety felt on all
sides. In spite of the threatened atorm,
however, the Bultan continues in his ro
fusal to issue the firmans, and has
given an evasive reply to the British
ambaBsador and other foreign repre?
sentatives on the subject. But Sir Philip
Currle, who was assured by Tewflk
Pasha that the flrmanB would be forth?
coming, promptly telegraphed to the
oommander of the British Mediterranean
squadron, instructing him to dlBpatch a
gunboat to the Dardanelles to be used in
the Bonphorua as an extra guardshlp at
tho disposal of tho BritlBh embassy.
Ab a result a screw torpedo boat of
1,070 tons was dlapatcbed to the Dar?
danelles, and is expected to pass right
on to the Bosphorus. The failure of the
porte to grant permission for the pass?
age of the straits of the Dardanelles
thus puts Sir Philip Currie in a some?
what embarrassing,position. The sul?
tan is known to be in great agitation
from the news that the British gunboat
is heading for the Dardanelles on the
Btrength of the assurance, given the
British ambassador by the minister of
foreign affairs, and, aa a consequence,
the position of Tewflk Pasha has not
been a pleasant one. The latter was
sent for, and in the Interview bitterly
reproached for his part In the matter.
The sultan insists that it was impos?
sible to issue tho flrmans, as it would
cause rioting, and added that thepowers
should be content with the measures
tikon by the government to maintain
order and not hamper the authorities by
making a demonstration likely to undo
all the good he ia endeavoring to do.
The Bultan instructed the pasha to do
everything possible to induce the British
ambassador to countermand his order
for the gunboat. Sir Phillip, however,
refused to do so, saying that he was
tired of being trifled with,and reminding
his visitor that Great Britain wsb acting
entirely within her treaty rights, and
upon the assurance of a responsible
member of the Turkish government the
porte had decided to grant the permis?
sion for the extra guard boats to pass
the Dardenelles. Tewflk Pasha returned
to tho palace in very unenviable frame
of mind and gave notice of the failure
of his mission to the sultan. The latter
is said to have been enraged and drove
Tewflk from hia presence with floras
The state councilor, Said Pasha, who
is supposed to have some influence with
Sir Phillip Currie, was thereupon hur?
riedly sent for and urged to use every
effort to induce Sir Phillip Currie to
change his order. Sir Phillip Anally
consented to leave the whole matter
once more to his own country and await
further instructions He is said to have
carte blanohe as to what stops he thinks
is neoeBsary to take with the sultan.
The British ambassador is awaiting a
reply from London. As before this re?
quest the Marquis of Salisbury acted
upon the understanding that nothing
is to be done while the sultan is engaged
in tho work of maintaining order, he
may instruct Sir Phillip to direct the
oommander of the boat not to on;er the
Dardanelles at present.
The little news here from Asiatic Tur?
key only tends to make the situation
look blacker. The rebellion continues,
and there is no doubt thst the rebellious
Druses will have to submit to a heavy
reckoning with the Turks. The flames
of a holy war, always smouldering
among the Mussulmans, are being dan?
gerously fanned, aad will In time burst
forth into a conflagration, which will
compel all Europe to take a hand in
saving the lives and property of many
thousands of almost hol pleas Christians,
A stray shot, a sharp blow, may explode
the powder magazine which the weak
minded Abdul Hamid has been trying so
long to save.
The ambassadors' troubles in this city
can be only averted by an extra show of
force here and that In any case rein?
forcements aro necessary to insure the
safety of the foreign residents of the
Christian Church. The ambassadors
agreed that further submission to tho
caprices of the palaco would be a mis?
take on the part of the powers, and as
their dispatch is sent they aro awaiting
final instructions from their govern?
ments to rolnforco tho foreign warships
hero without tho sultan's consent, which
would mean that the foreign fleets
would be called upon to escort the ex?
tra gunboats through the Btralta of the
Dardanelles, even if a bombardment of
the forts should be necessary.
Toleranoe, it appears, has ceased to
be a virtue in the presentoase, and even
those who have been in favor of the
pacific treatment in dealing with the
sultan now appear to have arrived at
the conclusion that nothing but a show
of armed forces will bring him to bis
sonsei. The time for diplomatic ex?
changes of views seems to have about
expired, and everybody here is hourly
expecting the news that the warships of
the powers are heading for the Dar?
United States Minister Terrlll has re?
ceived details confirming the reported
massacre ot Cbristlans and the destruc?
tion of American mission property at
Marash on November 18. It is now es?
timated, established beyond a doubt,
that the halls of soience attached to the
American mission and other buildings
were pillaged and Bet on fire and that
two otber buildings belonging to she
Americans wero ransaoked.
Mr. Terrill's advices also confirm the
statement that no protection was af?
forded tho Americans or their property,
in spite of the promises of the porte.
The American missionaries telegraph?
ing under date of Tuesday last, Novem?
ber 26, from Marash, say they are all
safe under the protection of tho Turkish
authorities. An estimate is being made
ot tho damage done, and the Turkish
officials say they are doing everything
possible to reoover the property lootoa.
R-ports which roach hero not only
o infirm the stories of tho outrago but
give the list of the dead, Blood, fite
and tamlne have been stalking un?
checked, it not oncouraged, throughout
the Asiatic dominions of Turkey, and
the hour has arrived when Europe must
cry halt. Some additional news was
forthcoming to-day, but it only served
to paint the picture blacker and redder.
In the last outbreak at Erzeroum ac?
cording to the reports only eight persons
were killed and was attributed by the
officials to an oncounter bstween agents
o( the tobacco internal revenue depart?
ments and some smugglers. The Arme?
nian versions of tho affair put an en?
tirely dill-rent complexion upon tbe
disturbances, saying the number of
killed was much greater.
Muraih nllstlonarlcs Safe.
Washington, D. 0., Nov. 29.?The
State Department has advicss from Mr.
Terrlll, stating that tho missionary
school of science at Marash was burned
on tbe l'Jtb, but that the missionaries
are safe. He also tolegraphs that Ain
tab College is protected.
VENEZUELA AMIOHIILY INCLINED.
Beady to Apologize to England?No Ulti?
London, Nov. 29.?The Times to aay
published the following dispatch from
itscorrespondentat Caracas, Venezuela,
under date of November 21:
"It is officially Btated that the revo?
lutionary outbreak is of no importance.
No British ultimatum has been received,
and many of the Influential Venezue?
lans urge an amicable settlement. Tbe
government is afraid that the tendering
of an apology would be equivalent to
recognizing the right of England to the
disputed territory. A considerable
party favors a direct settlement of the
frontier question without reference to
the United States."
Independence, Kans , Nov. 29.?A
big lawsuit, brought by the colored
people of the Cherokee country, who
were brousrhs into the nation as slaves
and afterward became free men,against
tho Cherokees to establish their rights
as Cherokee citizens, has boon compro?
mised. The settlement as agreed upon
makes tbe colored people members of
the Cherokee nation, and entitles them
to about SI.300,000 of the money re?
ceived for their strip and their proper
Interest in the unsold lands, comprising
many millions of acres. When the strip
was sold the Cherokees refused to pivo
the colored people any of the sum ie
cevind in payment, claiming that they
were not Cherokee citizens.
To Proteot the Seal Herd.
Poht Townsen?, Wash., Nov. 29.?
Capt. C. L. Hooper, superintendent of
navy of the revenue cutters on the
coast, arrived from Washington en
route to San Francisco. He is instructed
to overhaul and thoroughly equip all
cutters on the coast and have them in
readiness for active service next spring.
He admitted th it tbe Qovernment of?
ficials were much concerned over the
total extinction of the seal herds in the
Pacific ocean in the next few years un?
less prompt measures are taken at once
to protect the animals. Captain Hooper
intimated the United States Qovern?
ment would probably propose to Canada
this winter the adoption of regulations
to stop the wholesale slaughter of
Played the New Harch.
Washington, Nov. 29.?The Marine
Band at their concert this morning
played for the first time the new march
written by their leader, Prof. Fanouilli,
called the "Florida Speoial March,"
dedicated to the Atlantic Coast Line,
complimentary to'.A. L. Reed, district
nassen.er agent of the line in this city.
It is a bright and oatoby march and will
Fatal Thanksgiving Fight.
Knoxvili.k, Teno., Nov. 29 ?At a
Thanksgiving celebration in Johnson
oounty, James Martin and Kirk Filer,
who had long had a grudge against each
other, got into a fight. Martin drew his
rifle on Filer and the latter shot him
with a pls<ol. Martin lived a few hours
A mob gathered to lynch Flier, but ho
was landec. safely in jail.
A National Hank Closed.
Columbus, O., Nov. 29.?Tho Chatta
hoochee National Bank failed to open
its doors this morning The bank was
heavily Interested in tho Chattahooohoe
Browing Company, which has been order
ed sold, and in other local enterprises.
H. H. Eppin is president. No state?
ment of assets and liabilities is given.
I The United States Government re
I ports show Royal B&klng Powder ?u
| perlor to all others,
AT THE NATIONAL CAPITAL
Senators and Representatives
Getting Ready for Work.
Republicans Will Organise the Senate If
They Find They Are Strong; Kaongh.
Bpeaker Reed Hti Arranged the Per?
sonnel of Molt of the Home Com?
mittees? President's Knisk? and Other
Washington, Not. 29.?There is a l
growing probability that the ?epubll
oans at their oauous on Monday will |
consider tho attempt to organise the
Senate. A number of Republican Sen?
ators, including three or four members
of the csmmittee, were at the oapltol
to-day and informed of the change of
views in the general adoption of this
conclusion. There is a difference of
opinion as to the wisdom of doing more
than the elootion of a presiding officer
in the beginning. K the Republican
candidate suooeeds in this contest the
Republicans will then place candidates
in tho Hull for other elective offices.
So far, Senator Frye's name is the only
one heard of in connection with the
office of speaker pro tern.; but there are
soveral aspirants for the other offices.
PerHonnoI of House Committee*.
Ex ?Speaker and Speaker to be Reed is
guarding tne make-up of the commit?
tees wltb the greatest care. As his se?
lection as speaker is a foregone conclu?
sion, he has had ample opportunity to
block out tho committees and deolde
upon the various chairmanships. The
members themselves generally write to
him their views and aspirations. It 1b
believed that before he arrived hero
almost the whole committee places were
decided. It is believed that Mr. Reed
wfll consult ex Speaker Crisp and other
Democrats as to the minority report on
the committees. From the best informa?
tion obtainable it seems likely that Se?
reno E. Payne, of New York, will head
tba ways and moans committee; A. R.
Iii?, of Illinois, foreign affairs; Hen?
derson, of Iowa, appropriations; Gros
vonor, of Ghio, rivers and harbors; Wal?
ker-of Massachusetts, banking and cur?
rency; and Hepburn, of Iowa, interstate
The President's Message.
The President came into town to-day
and the cabinet gathered for the last
meeting before the assembling of Con?
gress. Naturally, the annual message of
tbe President was the leading topic of
discussion, reports of the oabinet hav?
ing been prepared, with the exoeptlon
of those of the attorney general. Tho
message itself is nearlng completion
rapidly and will probably go to the
printer on Saturday or Sunday. At the
printing olflao all preparations have
been made for its handling, and a force
of carefully selected men will soon turn
the type-written copy into print. It is
understood that the document is the
same length as last year's communi?
cation, making, perhaps, fifteen thou?
sand words; although, in the event that
it is deemed nooossary to reserve for
treatment in a special and later message
the discussion of Cuban and Venezuelan
affairs, the principal message may be
Caucus of Democratic Representatives.
Ex-Speaker Crisp arrived hero this
morning. After consulting with some
of the Democratic leaders it was decided
to hold tbe House caucus to-morrow af?
ternoon at 3 o'clock. The oauous will
be very brief, as no attempt will be
made to outline a policy for the coming
It will decide on the minority candi?
dates for the House offices, and will un?
doubtedly renomlnate the officers of the
Kifty-thlrd House of Representatives.
The oauous will also deolde wbo will
represent the minority as a whip to the
floor. Judge Holmsn, of Indiana, who
has been with the oauous for several
Congresses, is not in the present house,
and it is thought the oauous will select
Amos J. Cummings, of New York, for
this honor. There are two candidates
for House clilies, Col. Isaac R. Hill, of
Ohio, deputy sergeant-at-arms of the
last House, and Honry Molor, of Illinois,
who was oashler In the aorgeant-at arms
office in the last Congress.
Henderson Has Not Withdrawn.
The managers for Goneral Hendor
Bons, of Illinois, one of the candidates
tor clerk of the House, deny that be
was about to withdraw from the eon
test and enter the raoe for sergeant-at
arms Congressman Cannon, of Illinois,
one of General Henderson's Btaunohest
supporters, said to day: "I desire to say
with all the earnestness and emphasis
at my command that the content. i8 not
over and Mr. Henderson's name win b?.
Bent to the Republican oauous in good
faith and in the hope that the caucus
will solect him for clerk."
The prospects, however, continue de?
cidedly in favor of McDowell, of Penn?
aylva'nia, for clerk, and Glenn, of New
York, for doorkeeper.
Behnor Thedim's Snceeaaor.
Lisbon, Nov. 2u.?Sebnor Cyrillo
Mach ado has been appointed Portuguese
minister to the United 8tates to succeed
Sehnor Augusto De Segulra Thedlm.who
died at Washington on November 28 of
hemorrhage of the lungs.
Senhor Hor Machada Is about 32
years of age and was appointed secretary
of legation at London two years ago,
where he slnco remained, serving a
large part of the time as charge d'aftalrs
for Portugal In Great Britain. He has
served In the Portugal legislative as?
sembly sb a deputy and 1b a man of su?
perior ability, well versed In both do?
mestic and foreign affairs.
Desperato Vight in Kentucky.
Mt. Sterling, Ky., Nov. 29.?In a
fight at Hazel Green, Wolfo county,
yesterday between John Williams and
Davis Rose, two prominent and wealthy
traders. Williams was killed. Rose is
in a dying condition. They foil ou|
durlog s> settlement.
STATE BANKERS' ASSOCIATION.
Officer, for tbe Ensuing Year Elected.
Norfolk, Not. 89 ?The second days'
session of the Bankers' Association con
vonod this morning. Caldwell Hardy,
osshler of the Norfolk National Bank,
was eleoted president and S. J. Wallis,
of Richmond, seoretary; R. W. Barke,
of Staunton; L F. Stearns, of Lynch
burg; Mann S Quarles, of Rtohmond; H.
M. Darnall, of Roanoke; H. L. Sohmeltz,
of Hampton; W. H. Lambert, of Alexan?
dria; I. B. DeKanneway, of Fredericks
burg, Charles f. Wade, of Christians
burg; W. M. Hill, of Richmond, were
Hon. H. S. Trout, of Roanoke, was
elected a delegate to the American
Bankers' Association. The committee
on banking and jurisprudence to whom
was referred the question of a Saturday
half-holiday and the abo'itlon of the
days of grace, was instructed to draft a
petition to tho legislature asking the
enaotment of such a law. After vot?
ing tho thanks of the conven?
tion for oourtesles extended by looal
bankers, tbe association adjourned sine
Insurgents Ulew Up a Train.
Havana, Nov. 29.?A dispatch re?
ceived from Puerto Principe announces
tbitt a train in the vicinity of Nuovltas,
in that provinoe, had been blown up
with dynamite. The train was demol?
ished, the engineer and two ?iemen
were terribly mutilated and seven pas?
sengers injured, among them being the
widow of ex General Ignaclo Agrament.
They have also blown up a culvert on
tbe railroad between Calbren and Berne?
dloB, in the province of Santa Clara, de?
stroying two cars with cattle, and kill?
ing several bead of cattle. The conduc?
tor of the train was seriously wounded
and the railroad communication between
tho interior and here is interrupted.
The Pilings Carried Away.
Washington, D. C, Nov. 29.?Tho
engineer of tbe lighthouse board is en?
gaged in preparing specifications for the
new lighthouse, to be constructed on
Diamond Shoal, off Cape Hatteras, N. C.
It is learned that the steel pilings,
which, at a cost to tho Government of
SuO.OOO, were put down on the shoal a
vear and more ago to test the practica?
bility of building a lighthouse at this
point, and which were badly warped
and twisted by last winter's gales, have
recently been carried away.
Fort Worth Train Held Up.
Fort Worth, Texas, Nov. 29.?Five
miles north of Chlldress last evening
train No. 2, north bound, on the Fort
Worth and Denver, wan held up by two
men. Superintendent Goode states that
the robbers got nothing, as tho mes?
senger could not open the safe. It is
also staled that a band of pursuers is
now close to the robbers. No one on
the train was hurt.
Trial of General Huuuully.
Havana. Nov. 29 ?The trial of Gan
eral Bulio Sanguily, an American citi?
zen, on the oharge of oommlttlng il?
legal acts against the Spanish govern?
ment, and Senor Viendl continued his
eloquent and energetio address for tho
defense, which was interrupted by citi?
zens last evening. Ho asked that his
c lent be freed from the ohargeB made
against him. A verdict will be rendered
in three days. The magistrates, the
crown prosecutor, the lawyers and
United States Consul Genoral Williams
congratulated Senor Viendi on his able
Garfleld's Statue Inspected.
Philadelphia, Pa., Nov. 29.?Tho
statue of ex-President trarfield, which
will be donated to tho Fairmont Park
on behalf of the city by the Fairmont
Park Art Association, was Inspected
to-day by St. Gaudens, the sculptor,
who doslgned and executed the work.
Members of the park commissioners
and committee of the art association
accompanied the visitors.
Parade of Confederate Veterans.
Nashville, Tonn., Nov. 29.?A novel
and picturesque feature ot the Thanks?
giving celebration in Nashville was a
parade of ex-Confederate soldiers.
There was a long line of the veterans,
infantry, cavalry and artillery, and over
their grey uniforms floated the stars
and stripes. They had a great dinner,
which was concluded in tbe evening
with an entertainment, in which there
was fine music
Sugar Crop Injurod hy Loou9ts.
Washington, D. C , Nov. 29 ?Owing
to locusts, the Bugar crop in Zimbosla
will bo almost a total failure this year,
according to the report of tho United
States Consul at Hollisat, Mozambique.
The peanut orop is very short, from the
same cause, and groat distress exists
among the natives, who are emigrating
to other sections.
Core For Leprosy.
faoLQNi Columbia, Nov. 29.?Advices
from rvjgota states that a Columbian
physloia-., dc. Carrasqullla, has dis?
covered an b?<?ctual cure for leprosy.
The efficacy of t_* remedy has been
proved, the dispatch states, by the cure
of two persons suL~.1(1? ttom tn0
dlsoaso. The leading P%gicians of
Bogota admit that a valuable -ng00ver^
has teen made._i
Had Freight Wreeav Reported.
Huntington, W. Ya? Nov. 29.- 4
bad freight wreck is reported on the*.
Norfolk and Western, railroad caused by
engine leaving the track. Several em?
ployes seriously iajured. Tie loss to
the company will run far Into the thous,-.
Severe dales Encountered. |
LdtWKS, Del., Nov. 10.?The bark
Highlands, which arrived here to-day,
encountered a succession of Bovoro
gales while rounding tho cape of Good
Hope. One of her crow wai taken to,
tho marine hospital horo.
Autl-Vlatt Man Appointed.
Nkw York:, Nov. 29.?Gen. Charles
H. T. Collis, an active antt-Platt Re?
publican, was to-day appointed com*
misslonor of the house, whl^q WHU _s_
I Brook field resign^-,
THE CHRISTIAN ENDEAVQRERS
Fifth Annual Convention at 8t.
Mark's Lutheran Church
JSsgan i.aHt Night Under Flattering Aus
ploea? Addrcai of Welcome and Be
aponse lhereto? Dr. Warflelda'a Power?
ful Taib-rvir. Garrison Alia Delivered,
an Addreaa?Four Meetings To-day,
Intereatlng Programme to Be Carried.
The fifth annual State convention of ^
Young- Peoples' Societies of Christian
Endeavor Jmet in St. Mark's Lutheran
Church last night. The large audito?
rium of the church was filled, to over?
flowing, and the convention opened
under the most favorable auspices. w<
The services began prompt!/ at 8
o'clock in tho way of a Draiso service,
conducted by T. E. Hutton, of Lexing?
ton. Tho songB rendered by a chorus
of 125 voices were interesting features
of tho exeruiees.
At 8:15 the greeting was delivered by
Rev. L. G. M. Minor, pastor of St.
Mark's. He welcomed tbe delegates to
tho hearte and homes of Roanoke. He
hoped that through the convention the
dolegatos would bo great y blessed and
be made a blessing. He said: "The faces
of many aro strange, yet wo are not
strangers, .is we have a common Lord
and trust and expectation?we know
that we have passed from death unto
life btcause we love the brethren. Our
hearts go out with love to you all to?
night and though we are in a way stran?
gers to each other, yet we are joined
together with an indlasoluable affec?
tion as brethren in Christ.
"Our efforts to honor home, however
feeble and fruitless they may be, can
never bo in vain. A true Christian En
deavorer can never fail. Be not weary
In woll doing, for in due season ye shall
reap if ye taint not. And thon, too,
whilo these meetings are full of pleas*
ure, they are sad because of the
knowledge that we must part never to
meet again. Though we must part here
we will meet again in that olty which
hath foundations, whose builder and
makor 1b God."
The response to Mr. Miller's greet
lcg was made by Rev. j. A. Spencer,
pastor of Oowardln Avenue Christian
Church, Manohester. He said In part:
"I know no people with wbom I feel
more at home than I do with Endeavor
ers. When we meet as we do to-night
we forget denominational lines. The
man who reads his Bible every day, and
who daily petitions the throne ot grace
is my brother, and therefore I am at,
home to-night, particularly bo after the
cordial greeting to whloh we have all
listened, and tho numerous evidences ot
your love and good will shown on the
walls of this beautiful house of worship
We bring you greeting in the name of
Christ, and we want to thank you for
the woloome you have so cordially given.
US in His name."
Rev. A. E Warfleld, of Lynchburg,
spoke on "The Use of the Bible In Chris?
tian Work." His addresB was charac?
teristic for its deep forethought and
praotloal wisdom. It was well delivered
and revealed to those present that tbe
speaker possessed a remarkably clear
and penetrating mind.
Ho spoke ot the different wajs in
which the Bible is used and said:
"In a meeting of this kind it is far
preferable to look at the Bible from a
practical standpoint and in so doing let
me refer to the Bible as a mirror in
whloh we can see ourselves from both
sides, the good and the bad, one along?
side the other.
"The characters of tho Bible, some of
them, rise before us with such splendor
and such grandeur and sublimity, and
when we come to our Savior himself we
oannot find a single spo* or blemish to
mar His God-like lifo. No one can read
the Bible without being made batter;
no one can quote it without helping
another It is not science, it is not
philosophy, but tho word of the true and
living God; therefore yon should not
study it as Bolenco or philosophy, hut as.
"The best way to use tho Bl'ole va<
Christian work Is to transmute It into,
our lives. Go forth among men and let
our very actions proclaim to tr ,e world
and speak forth tho word of Go d. Pre*
sent it in great faith and let ?? feel that
in our hearts wo are in earae*' , and in a,
manner that we may expect r esults.
"One of tbe requisites it that we
should present it with coat mon sonse
and tact. We must know tt e word and
transmuto It Into our live* t .nd then use
Four services will.bolus) d to-day, the
first being a sunrise provf er met ting at
7 o'clock, to whlcii every a 0dy is invited.
The second morning Ber-v ,oP WIH com?
mence at 10 o'clock,. n??x ,n D. S. Ben?
nett, of Richmond* wiU r onduot a prayer
and praise service,, alter wuich reports
will be read by the president, State
secretary and State tr ?aauror, followed
by the '.oil call ot sot letles, responded
toby o ne-rjoinute rej jorts. A recogni?
tion sr .rvloe will be conduoted by Paul
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