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DRAWING TO A CLOSE.
Rev, Mr. Nugent's Bible Reading
at the Pentacostal.
Salem, Vs., "Sent. '10.?(Special)?The
last of the Pentecostal series of .religious
meetings will ho hehl here Sun?
day in the Alabama street taberna?
cle. On Thursday night the Rev. J. H.
Smith preached on Paul and Silas and
the couversiou of the Phll'ppian jailer.
Yesterday moruiug the questio.i bo.N was
opened and mauy questions answered by
Mr. Smith, lu the afternoon a testimo?
nial service, with short tulks, was held.
For the benefit of those who are interested
in th" subject of conversion and the be?
stowal of the spirit, or Holy Ghost, we
give below a synoposis of ajbeautlful ser?
mon preached Thunday afternoon by the
Rev. P. R. Nugeut, of Richmond. It is
?vorth readiug t>v both saint and sinner.
Mr. Nugent spoke as follows:
The following Hible reading is giveu
to show that the gift of the Holy Ghost
is something distiuct from remission of
sins, or conversion.
John 1:16-17. "He shall give you
another comforter, that Ho' may abide
with you forever: even the spirit of truth,
whom the world cannot receive, because
it seeth Him not neither knoweth Him;
but ye know Him, for He dwelleth with
you and shall be in you."
Notice* the following"' particulars: 1.
The world cannot receive Him?i., e. the
Hold Spirit. It can receive Christ, other?
wise it could not be saved. The spirit,
however, cannot, as thus mentioned, be re?
ceived by the world. 2. As the world can?
not receive Him and yet he is promised,
it follows that those who receive Him are
of a class not included in the world. If
not of the world, then they are those
who have forsaken it for God's service?
i.e., converted people. The ground of
this reception is?knowledge and obedi?
ence, conditions which, when fulfilled,
constitute the persou a follower of Christ.
Notice that these conditions are already
fulfilled by those to whom He spoke. 4.
The people to whom He spoke had con?
fessed Him as their Messiah and had left
all to follow Him. Could such he mere
worldlings and unenmcrted?
Hut the objection maybe made?"all
this was before Peutacost. At that time
the Spirit was pourcr out on all and ever
since then all necessarily partake of 'Am
gift." Opposed to this is the experience
of many Christian .workers, who witness
to the receiving of the Spirit after their
conversion. But we turn from tilts to
scriptural incidents occurring alter Peu?
tacost. Acts, 8:12, 1-17. Philip went
dowu to Samaria and preached Christ
unto them. They believed what they
heard and both men aud women were
baptized into the name of Christ. No
mention yet of the Spirit. Now if the
generally accented iiea is correct (viz.,
that the gift of the Spirit is given at con?
version) matters would have been left
there. But what is the true state of the
case!' When the apostles heard that the
Samaritans had received the word of
God they sent Peter and John to pray for
them that they udgbt receive the Holy
Ghost. In verse 17 we are told of th's
reception. There can he no doubt that
this gift was received some days after
their acceptance of Christ.
Again, Acts 10:2, (i. 44, we a-e told ol
Cornelius that he was a devout (or pious)
man who feare*' God, prayed always and
gave much alms. A strange character
for a worldling, isn't it? The devil lias
not many followers who could he thus de?
scribed, has bei' On the contrary Peter says,
that all who fear Cod and work l ighteous
ness are accepted with Him(ver. li?). So
Cornelius waj accepted of (Jod. Was that
all? No; he v. ft? told in a vision to send for
Peter for further information and the out?
come of it all was that the Spirit was
poured out on all who heard t he worn.
So this God fearing, pious, charitable
man needed and received the Holy Chost.
Act's 10:1-0. Paul found at ICphesus
some disciples to whom the question wa s
put, ' Have ye received the Holy Chost
.since ye believed:" No, they bad not ?
had not oven been baptized In the name
of Jesus. This was doue. Then what?
The gift of the Holy Ghost. The lay -
ing ou of bands for this came *fter their
confession of Christ in baptism. True,
Paul's llrst question was about the Holy
Ghost, but as soon as he found they had
not received Christ, he changed ids teach?
ing and preached Christ unto them. Then
after they had accepted Htm they received
the Holy Ghost.
Acts, '2:8s. Note the order?repeutnnce,
baptism (which had to be preceded by
faith In Christ) and then the gift of the
Ezekiel, 80:20, 27. There is here a very
clear cut distinction between God's gifts
and His gift. Under the former come
"new hesit," "new spir't"aud "heart of
flesh"; under the latter comes My Spirit,
i. e., the Ho'v Spirit, and in the scriptu?
ral order the latter is last of nil.
In conviction and regeneration the
Spirit works on and for and in ub and
comes to bo with' us. Hut after all that
He would come uuto us as n gift from
God It is one thing for it man to build
a house: it is quite auother for the man
to move in and occupy it from cellar to
garre*. John, 14:17.
The absolute need of this gift of God is
seen in the fact that the meu who had
gone forth'preaching and healing the sick
were commanded to tarry at Jerusalem
until they had received the gift. God's
people need Him to "cause them to walk
in His statutes" in ^lioly lives and to use
them to win souls ?to Christ and to lie
cleat, intelligent witnesses fcr Him. No
doubt in our land at least 200,000 ser?
mons are preached every week and thou?
sands of teachers ply their .work in Sun?
day-school, yet how meagre the results!
Why? Because the majority have not re?
ceived the net tled gift and so are power?
less. True, many are active workers,but
it is in spheres of work in which a mere
worldling could bo a successful imitator
ol them, for he likewise could attend to
church buildings nml rectories, raise
money, feed the hungry, visit the sie.? ?
all of which is necessary. Hut when it
conies to "teaching transgressors God's
way,'"and being us-d in the '?conversion
of sinners to God" and standing to tell
from.his own'heart's knowledge what
Cod has done for him?in all this the
worldling cannot imitate. Why! Ht
cause he neither knows nor has received
the Holy Ghost. Yec, alas, many cliHrcb
members cannot do so either. They
preach ami teach, yet ueither hearers
nor scholars are saved, nor sane titled,
nor built up in , character They have
not the gift.
Have you ever led a soul to salvation?
If uot seek the gift from God.
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CHICAGO PRODUCE MARKET.
Chicago, Sept. 0.?The lending fu?
tures ranged as follows:
Wheat? Open. Close.
September. 00| !>sj
September. 31 ?> :?1
September . lit" JJO
October. 8.55 S.:i2
October. -I 70 4.07
October. 5.45 5.82
Fresh Pineapples in to-day, sweet and
luscious. Direct from the Florida pine
graves J. J.CATOGNI.
EDWARD JETER, REPORTER.
Baker IV. Armstrong, wife anil two
children h ave to day for a visit to the
Rev. Charles Stribbling and wife, near
Glasgow, Va., utter wliicli they will re?
tain to their home in Dryan, Texan.
Hilter Altizer anil Geo. Mayo are cham?
pion amateur pedestrians. They have
j use returned from a walk to the Alle
Miss Calloway, of Galveston, Tex.,
who has been stepping at Mrs. Toinp
kins'. left yesterdayjto continue her stu?
dies at Hollius Institute. ,
Prof. Paul C. Nugent, who has been
spending Ins vacation here, left yester?
day to resume his duties as teacher of
civil engineering in Syracuse University.
The Rev.B. F. Hall has gone on a vaca?
tion to Washington and Bait-more.
Misses Ruth and Hettio Slussor, of
Blacksburg, and Jnnie Deyerle, of Ellis
ton, are visiting Miss Maud Obuncliaiu at
her home on White street.
Miss Alice Ball has gone to Lynchburg
where she will enter the Randolph
Macon Woman's College for the coining
The water in the lakes from"which the
town gets its supply is getting very low
on account of the exceedingly hot
weather and the absence of any rain for
several weeks. While there is no imme?
diate danger of a water famine, such a
thing might occur, but as there are a
good many wells in and around Salem,
unless the wells tltied up.a famine tvould
only mean some inconvenience and prob?
ably trouble in case of lire. However, in
; case of tire. Salem is supposed to bj am?
ply protected by a chemical engine.
Six new looni? arrived, yesterday for the
mills of the Holstein Woolen Company.
We learn that the mills are ln~n flourish?
ing condition with orders ahead for six
months of work.
Thursday night a thief entered the
shop of Charles Grove, on College ave?
nue, and stole several pairs of shoes. The
shoes stolen were, however, all second
hand, excepting one pair of low quar?
ters, which belonged to Mr. Grove him?
self. Whatever the mid night marauder
was, he had a key that lit thu door and
entered from the street.
D. M. Payne, of Raymond, Kansas,
and Mrs.S. P. Payne, of Lawyer's,Camp?
bell county, are visiting .at Mrs. K. >f.
Misses Julia Campbell, Mary Killian
ami Glennie Martin will leave .Monday
for Mechaulcsburg, Pa , were they go to
attend the cominu session of the Irving
Attorney Wni. Montgomery went to
VIutoil yesterday on legal business.
Mrs. James Bridges "'and her son,
Robert, left last evening for Hancock,
Md.,where they will visit relatives before
returning to their home at Columbia,
The young people of the Baptist Sunday
school enjoyed themselves yesterday at a
picnic in Logan's woods.
W. M. Grace, of Wnycross, Ga., n
former well-known student of Roanoke
i College, is visiting in the city.
C. R. Towon, secretary ol the Y. M.
C. A. at Norfolk, his wife and two chil?
dren are stopping at J. P. Saul's on the
NO KICK COMING.
You walk in my store, put on a pair of
easy shoes and pay me just a small price
for them and you are one of the best >at
Isfled men in town. My shoes are easy to
wear and easy tl( buy. Come to either
store ?Salem avenue or Jefferson street.
Donner, the well known restaurant
man, has oprfUC'l a private dining room
for ladies, which i- fitted up in the most
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THE NATIONAL LEAGUE.
At Boston - Boston, 10 runs, 10 bits, 2
errors. St. Louis, .1 runs, 10 hits, 4 er
to.s. Butteries: Lewisand^Late; Dono
hue lind Douglass.
At Philadelphia?Philadelphia, 0 runs,
8 hits, 8 errors. Chicago, S runs, 12
hits, 4 errors. Batteries: Beeker und
McFarlnud; Friend and Kittridcc.
At Baltimore?The game was forfeited
to Baltimore by the Louisville club refus?
ing to abide by a decision of the umpire
?0 to 0.
At Brooklyn?Brooklyn, 11 runs, 14
hits, 4 errors. Cincinnati, 4 runs, 10
hits, 4 errors. Batteries: Fisher and
Grim: Breiteustein ami Pelt/..
At Washington?Washington, 0 runs.
12 hit-, 0 errors. Cleveland. 1 runs, l:i
hits, 3 eirors. ?a'.tirlos: Swain and Fi r?
rel!: Young ami Zimmer.
At New York?Tie game?New York,
2 ru as. Obits, terror. Pittsbuig, 2 runs,
5 hits, 1 error. Batteries: Sullivan and
Warnet: Hasting' acd Merritt. Called
at the end of the ninth inning CU account
of dnt kness,
Standing op the Clubs. W L PCt
Baltimore '. so ?3 Toy
Boston. 83 80 703
New York. 75 40 652
Cincinnati. (15 48 570
Cleveland. 57 59 401
Washington. . 58 (il 405
Chicago. 58 04 -158
Brooklyn. 52 05 445
Philadelphia.51 lit" 480
Pittsburg.40 05 430
Louisville.40 (ill 415
St. Louis. 28 80 240
standing op the clubs. *W L PCt
Lancaster. S5 42 000
Newark. 7!) 53 51IS
Hartford.78 58 570
Richmond. CO 52 57<>
Paterson. 02 (is 41
Norfolk. 5S 04 4 75
Athletics.47 SO 870
Heading.30 '.Hi 278
Our Tarbdi Chee?u is mild
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JUST TAKE A PEEP
Into Bonner's restaurant when you pass.
It is certainly a thing of beauty since
he made improvements. His tables are
laden with everything that one wants to
eat. Anything you order will he filled
with dispatch by his Accommodating
corps of waiters. You should see is place.
.*. NEW RIVER . . .".
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS,
uilkn county, va.,
WILL MAKE REDUCED RATES
For further Information address
Mrs. J. E. BISHOP,
J. K. Bishop, Manager.
Eggleston Is our depot.
BUG OS TO
Until You See Our Solid ^
Fact Bargains, ^
We have opened the season with a stock of gbo$s
that beats the record for beauty and low prices. We
will close it with stock disposed of . and the best
pleased lot of customers you ever saw
Be Fair With Yourself
and See Our Fall Stock.
It presents an opportunity for economical buying
that nobody can afford to miss. Our store i< crowded
with the newest of new styles, selected with expe?
rienced care as to quality, good taste as to style, and
generous prodigality as to variety. It is the hight
PLACE TO GET NIK itlGtlT GOODS AT TUE KIGIIT I'lilCKS.
Popular Styles, Late Novelties, Standard GJrade's
and newest attractions are all found hi abundance in
s every department ol; our elegant line of
HATS, CAPS AND
No question about these goods pleasing?they make
none better. No question about prices being satisfac?
tory?none e:;n sell cheaper.
Depend <m u< !'<>r perfect satisfaction and value for
THE OLD RELIABLE
Philadelphia One-Price Clothing House.
UNSURPASSED FOR EATOIG.PRIIIKmE SCDOmMG. f
That Helps You to Buy and Us to Se
akes a Little For Us!
?oniBSticS""r depar-,iie- - is ,iiii"u' -
"the newesl FALL FABRICS.
New Russian Fleeces, suitable Cor Fall Waists and Wrap?
pers, lo\ fly designs.j [|q
20 pieces, beautiful styles. Fall Outings.8c i
10 pieces New Fall Russian Flannels, in Neat and Nobby
Cheeks and Plaids.5 3.4'fj
10 pieces Light Colored Flannelette, beautiful patterns...|Qq
30 pieces Fall Ginghams at.grj anil I Oc j
Best Indigo Blue rrints.5G i
Best Quality Black and White and Silver Grey Calico for Sq j
New Cheviots for Shilling.7c
We are receiving daily all the Latest
""Novelties and Newest Colorings in
Roman Stripes and Plaids for Belts and Sashes. Also all the
Narrow Width to match for Ties
DIaa(# ffoinrl/t 5 pieces Granite Cloth, 50-inches \vid<
Dl?Cli b???S""Mn-ular 7r,e value for.
10 pieces All Wool French Serge, very fine twill.
5 pieces Heavy Twilled Storm Serge.
86-inch Figured Black Goods, 40c value.
All Wop] Imported Serge, 39c value for.
< >u Monday we will show for the first time the newest
NOVELTIES IN FANCY HOSIERY.
Two-thread Lisle 1 lose Scotch Plaids, very swell.$| pgjf
Fancy Striped and Plaid Hose, would be cheap at 75c, we
Gents'Scotch Plaid Hose, guaranteed last and stainless color,
Children's Hose, double Knee, Heel and Toe, warranted fast
Ladies' Fast Color Tan Hose, drop stitch, real value 15c,
Children's Fast Color Tan Hose, all sizes, worth 25c,
A full line of Children's Black and Tan Hose in all sizes and
prices always on hand.
'Our sale of Ladies' and Gentlemen's
pure linen HEMSTITCHED handkerchiefs
will continue during this week.
Lot No. 1?60 dozen Gents'All Linen, Hemstitched Hand?
kerchiefs, laundered and uulaundered, -? to 1 inch hem... (2 |-2c
Lot No. 2?15 dozen Gents' All Linen Hemstitched Hand?
kerchiefs, i to 1 inch hem.|
Lot No. 3?20 do/en Gents' All Linen Hemstitched J land
kerchiefs, i to 1 inch hem.2?C
Lot No. 4?25 dozen Ladies' Fine Sheer Lawn Hemmed
Handkerchiefs, with corded borders, regular 5c quality for...3?
Lot No. 5-?10 dozen Ladies' Hemstitched All Linen Hand?
kerchiefs, real value 18c, J to 1 inch hem, now.|2 |?2c
Lot No. (>?15 dozen Ladies* Hemstitched Handkerchiefs, -i
to 1 inch hem. .| grj
5 dozen Ladies' Swiss Embroidered Handkerchiefs, would
be cheap at lSe, now.|2 |-2C
Ladies' Accordeon Pleated Bow, fancy Roman stripes, en
HEIRONIMUS & BRUGH