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A Noted Washington Church?Its
?Tho Metropolitan MT E. Church--A Place
?Where it. .oiouis ami Statesmen
llavo \V?>rihlpe,l?IIh Tall Stor.
plo nail Sweet dilutes.
? r< ??*? r'\ .. ever add
[Special Correspondence.]
UK only pure Gothia
structure in this
city is tho Metro?
politan Methodist
Episcopal Church,
at tho corner of
Four - and - a - Half
and C streets,
northwest. He an
Stanley expressed
a belief that the
hffiiwtifo audience room of
?r?t^> t1 ;s church is the
1 andsomest in the
1'.Vi/.'?Q'-i' i entire country; and
an who has
ver addressed an
atitlieneo freei Hie puipit believes that
its aco::siic propel Uosare well-nigh per?
fect. Tho church was projected in 1S.">C,
but \va>- not conn ioted until ISO'.'.
There v.^s a general conference of Ihn
afethotUstchurch ol the United States,
and th> subject <>i the soli ib.ru which hau
resulted in the establishment of the
Methodist church South, was discussed
with mnch warmth of religious zeal; tho
mtiro body of distinguished divines
being interested in securing harmony
and tho return of the seceding branch
at tho church. Kishop Matthew G.
Simpson, for many years the ablest pul?
pit orator of Methodism, and believed
by many to be tho ablest preacher in
the country, suggested the erection of a
National memorial church at tho Na?
tional capital. His proposition was that
Mothodists North and South should con?
tribute fnnds for the erection of this
church, and pastors of churches from
the twosoetions in turn occupy tho pul?
pit. This was to be a stepping-stone to
a happy reunion which would some day
take place by a meeting of the general
sonforonces of the two branches of the
church, under the roof the church build?
ing Hmis erected at Washington. Tho
idea was adopted, but contributions did
not come in very rapidly, and the war
?.-anin on before even a site was selected
f ir tl 0 memorial church. After tho war
tho work of collecting funds for this
purpose was renewed by Bishop Simp
fon. Some time in 1805 or 1800 a gentlo
man named Owen, a member of the
Foundry M. E. Church, donated the cor
Mr.TK0P0I.lTAX M. I . < Hi lton.
ner lot, which was an exceedingly valu
ihle property, to t he Metropolitan Me?
morial Church, and work was almost im
rnndiatoly commenced upon tho founda?
tions of the building.
Tho church wastledicafr.il in lSCfJ and
tho dedicatory sermon uns delivered by
Bishop Simpson, the eloquent divine
who had planned it. many years before.
In tho zonith of bis famu as the foro
roosl military man of lids world, and
crowned with the additional honor of a
'oca nt inauguration as President of the
United States, U. s. (Jranl attended the
lodicatory exeroi los and united with
tho Metropolitan Church. From thai,
lime there was no lack of funds and the
Sburch was speedily freed from debt.
The eost of tho .building, exclusive of
the site which had been donated, was
twenty thousand and sevonty-flvc dol?
lars. General (bant became a trustee
tnd continually worshiped there during
Iiis life-time in this city, and a tablet is
erected to his memory near the chancel
or pulpit. General Logan was a devout
member of iliis church, and his widow
is an attendant, there until this day.
bishop .lohn F. Newman, the eloquent,
pulpit orator, was for many years pastor
nf the. church, in fact occupied the pul?
pit almost continually during the ad?
ministration of President Grant. The
attachment of the church to their olo-!
?.juent pastor was .something remark-1
?hie. lie was a lovable man, and those
who onco sat under his ministrations
would bear no oilier. Ho was called
iipon to doli ver the funeral sermon at
tb? burial of General Grant,
! hoard iiim in the Senate Chamber at
the.'fnpera) ci General Logan, deliver
the most;eloquent sermon that it lias
?vor been my lot to hoar, (hiring his
pastorate the soais woro all filled upon
i vory occasion, and the aisles were oc?
cupied by camp-stools which wt ro
r.roivdod closely thero to accOoimOdato
tho people Oftchtimi s I have Ii ard
people in hotels and boardi rig-houses,
t?n rainy Sundays, say: '-Thank tho
Lord it is raining, and may bo I can got
t scat In Dr. Newman's church to-day."
F:)t, not even the elements could do
tr.-> from the influence which drew
people hrooircUoiv to that ch urch. A.'*c.
his election to the Episcopate and the
necessary severance of Ids relations with
the Metropolitan Church, Dr. Newman's
absence was seriously felt: for the audi?
ence dropped down to almost nothing.
Tho people were hero-worshipers. Dr.
Newman was their hero, ami they were
disinclined to listen to another in that
pulpit. Time, which heals all wounds,
has fortunately relieved the celebrated
church of the weight of its disappoint?
ment, in great measure, and its audi?
ence room is again well tilled with de?
vout worshipers.
Chief Justice Salmon P. Chase, Asso?
ciate Justices Bradloy, Miller, Blatoh
ford and Harlan have worshiped there.
Speaker Co'fax was a member, ami
.among the worshiping statesmen of the
present day who attend, are Senators
Stanford, Ingalls, Colqultt, Teller and
Fryo. Not loss than seventy members
of Congress are members of the congre?
gation, and attend with their families.
The assemblage, every Sunday morn?
ing, is the most distinguished in this
city. Not many weeks ago, tho repre?
sentative men of twenty different States
came to the pulpit to speak to the pas?
tor upon various topics of interest to
the church and to themselves. There
wor 'so present upon that occasion tho
rers: Minister, with his secretary,
- i >rs of the Japanese Legation
p.ml tl ' Priii of (he royal house of
t linu. The church has a seating capac?
ity of two thousand, and is frequently
taxed to the utmost. On the morning
of May 80, 1ST0. the first official Decora?
tion day. far the decoration of tho sol?
diers' graves, there were three rows of
Major Generals in full uniform in tho
church during the sermon.
When Or. Newman delivered his
series of lectures on the Holy Hand,
after having traveled all over tho
Orient, the demand for admission was
so great thai the trusti es made a nomi?
nal charge at the door of an admission
fee. This was done lor nearly a month
before the pastor knew of it. He Im?
mediately put, a stop to it, saying:
'?These lectures are sermons. No mat?
ter whether 1 am lecturing or giving in?
formal talks. 1 am all tho time, sleeping
or w aking, a preacher of the Word, and
no man. woman or child shall he con?
fronted with a demand for money in
order that they may hear the Gospol.
They shall not he kept out; for. on the
contrary, we are ordered togo out into tho
highways and hedges and compel thorn
to come in." This incident is men?
tioned as illustrative of tho sincere
piety and honest religious fervor of tho
celebrated divine. His regret was thitt.
there was not more room for the people
who wanted to listen to tho Word of
Rev. G. H. Corey, the present pastor
of this celebrated church, is now in his
third year of service here. Ho was
formerly one of tho most popular
preachers in Now York, having spent,
twenty years in the ministry in that
State. He was born in Athens. N. Y.,
and early in life turned his attention to
tho study of religious topics, ultimately
? becoming convinced that his life work
i lay in the direction of the ministry.
Ho is a charming man in manner, being
cultured, refined, and an excellent con?
versationalist, lie is tall, fine-look?
ing, and somewhat resembles Dr. Tal
magc. He is decidedly a man of intelli?
gence of a high order, and as an orator
is a worthy successor of Dr. Newman.
The members of his congregation are
very much attached to him: yet. accord?
ing to the law of the church, he mustsoon
sever his relations with them, .and be
assigned to another pastorate by tho
bishop of the liultimore conference.
Asa P. Knight, an employe of the post*
ofHco department, and one of the found?
ers of tho church, acted as usher fur a
number of yours until compelled by age
and infirmity to relinquish that, pleasant
duty to younger bands and limbs, lie
narrates many interesting incidents
concerning the attendance of President
Grunt nt that church. Mr. Knight was
always present when the carriage of the
President, drove up. and escorted him to
his pow. lie was usually accompanied
by Mrs. Grant and their daughter Nel?
lie, until the young lady was married
and left tho country. Mr. Knight was
n soldier and served under Grant during
the war. He was proud to be able to
j continue in his service in timo of pence,
j and to listen to the same teachings from
1 the man of peace.
i A description of this edifice would he
I incomplete without mention of the
; chimes. The steeple is the tallest in
the city, and it contains tho only oh lines
south of Haiti more. Professor Widdows
' rings them every Sunday morning and
evening, an hour before services, also
! plays upon the in on Christmas, Now
Year's, Decoration day, and similar oc?
casions. The bolls are of excellent
temper, and iheir clear tones can bo
heard all over tho city and oven across
the river at Arlington. Prof. Widdows
plays the airs commonly used in church
and Sunday-school, and the tunes are
recognized everywhere by church goers.
Smith 1). Fjiv.
The Only Way
Mrs. Tangle (to hired girl)?See
here. Bridget, let me he hired girl for
awhile and you .shall ho tho lady of tho
Bridget?All right, ma"am; hut, what,
Mrs. Tangle?Why, I want to bo the
boss for a lit lie while.?Woat Shore.
Well Heeled.
i "The young parson does not seem to
be Willing to marry. 1 guess be must be
rather slippery with his fair parishlon
| ors, is he not?"
"Rather?and naturally enough, lb*
gets about threo dozen pairs of slippers
overy birthday."?Munsoy's Weekly.
I'racticn Kloiomni.
She?You people who live in Jersey
City are regular philosophers. 1 never
hear you complaining of; ho mosquitoes,
Ifo- My dear madam, do you sup
; 0! e the people in sheol grumble about
i thoir Collars wilting'.' -Tin'Jury.
Nevor Let II Im Do Any Tiling.
' Doe , your wife ever let you?"
"You better wait till I finish my ques?
tion, hadn't you'.'"
"Oh. it's a safe answer, anyhow'."?
i Wcol oil ore.
What Hu? Nu rat neu of Ilm South In Dolus
in Ii??? \\ tiy of I'roirreiMi
Ii is estimated that 500 sales of real
estate, aggregating sonio 9000,000, have
boon made In Wytbevillo sinco tbc sale
of the Development Company's lots, on
tho 30tb.
Counting tbo people who have re?
moved to Wytbevillo siuce the boom be?
gan, two months ago, and tho lulior
its at work away from here, who httVO
returned, the population has inuroascd
not less than 500.
Mr. s. l{. llutTard has closed a contract
with W. S. Witman, of lronton,Ohio, to I
furnish him with 000.000 brick for tho
Virginia Stove anil Range Poundy, he- !
ing built at Wythevillc, ami Mr. Hulfard [
htts ordered new machinery for his
Application was made to the Develop?
ment Company on yesterday for ground
on which to locate a large cigar factory,
and word was given that the site would
he granted, and the parties were noti?
fied to come here and select their site.
Mr. W. Kronnings, of Cclina, Ohio, re?
cently closed a contract with the
Wythoville Development Company for
the removal of his largo woollen mill
itnd knitting factory, work on tho foun?
dation of which is going up. Now. the
Development Company have closed a
contract with S. 11. Shipley, also of
Cclina, for tho removal to the saun?
place of his extensive brick and tile fac?
tory. The capacity is 100,000 bricks per
day. An important discovery has been
made, showing I'ine Ridge to be a solid
mass of white soapstono or clay, which,
it is belioved, will make tho famed
cream-colored brick, so much in demand.
This clay will he tested at once and wi 1
be used by this company, who will begin
operations immodialt ly.
Von arc in a lta<! I'l.x.
Tint wo will cure you if you will pay
us. Nervous and Debilitated, suffering
from Nervous Debility, Seminal Weak?
ness, and all tho effects of early evil
habits, or later indiscretions, which
lead to Premature Decay, Consumption
or Insanity, should send for and read
the "Hook of Live," giving particulars
of a home cure. Sent (sealed) by ad?
dressing Dr. 1'arker's Medical and Sur?
gical Institute, 151 North Spruce street.
Nashville. Tenn. They guarantee a
cure or no pay.?-The Sunday Morning, j
vT Wytbevillo Development Company. !
Sale will begin September :t0, at 1 !
The county seat of Wytho county,
which was awarded the diploma with
3500 premium nt the Virginia Exposi?
tion at Richmond, In 1888, in Minerals
and Woods. Population 4,000. Altitude
2,360 feet.
Wytho County has two blast and fif?
teen charcoal iron furnaces, and sev?
eral zinc, and lead furiices. Wytbevillo
oilers free the best sites and greatest
inducements to manufacturing indus?
tries of any city in tho South. The
Wythcvlllo Development Company's
reserve fund for new industries alone
amounts to $180,000. Wythevillc is the
centre of the richest mineral region ill
tho South. Wytbevillo exempts all
i manufacturing industries from munic
: ipal taxation for ton years. Wythe
: villo has beautiful and well-paved
j streets 0(1, To and 07 feet in width. Two
I electric light plants and three water
I systems. Wythevillc has the best puh
. lie schools and the handsomest school
I building in Virginia; has three female
i colleges and two male acadamics. Ow
[ ing to its mineral waters, free to visit
i <>rs, which are highly curative for many
I diseases, and its great altitude, it has
I grown into a great and fashionable
! health resort.
Tho Wythevillc Development Com
I pany will place on tho market. Septem?
ber 30, r>00 residence and business
I lots of its property in the new West
? Knd Fxtonsion, lying between tbo
j Wytbevillo Cotton Mills and tho ??.lack
son Park Hotel." on both of which work
j has just begun. This property to bo of?
fered for sale for the Hrst time, Septom
I her 30, is the most beautiful property in
: Wytbevillo. and will be priced at very
! reasonable llguros in order to encour?
age investments. Investments in
' Wythoville real estate within the last
? ninety days have bourne from 100 to 500
percent, to investors.
The Norfolk and Western railroad,
j running from Norfolk to tho West and
, Northwest, will have on sale at stations
j on line and agencies in New Kngland
special excursion round-trip tickets to
I Wytbevillo. good until October 31.
For further particulars, apply to W.
! L. YOST, president of the Wythevillc
] Development Company, Wytbevillo, V?
? son:* 1-1 m
Ronnoke, Virginia,
Salem Avenue, between Jefferson and
Henry Streets.
j. l>. Lf.vv. President, late cashier
Commercial bank Rnanoko, Va.
II M. Dickinson.
Accounts of banks, bankers, corpor
ations, merchants, and individuals
solicited. Our facilities for doing a
general banking business are equal to
any bankii g house in Virginia. Col?
lections a specialty and prompt remit?
tances mad.'. Imerest allowed on time
?loosits. mplS- f.
Plumbing and Gas-Fitting, Roofing,
Spouting and .lobbing.
16 Salem avenue, R0AN0KE, VA
' auS-lf.
Are selling out everything at cost to close
business by January.
fore Stock is Broken
112 Commerce Street.
Youman's hats, known to all, at Colin's; Stetsons' soft and stiff, at Colin's; Silvennan's
stiff and silk, at Colin's; Melville soft and stiff, at Colin's, and others tuo numerous
to mention.
' *aas^ ?Bra OiatD-Astt mmom c*ac^
Double-breasted sack suits at Colin's; double-breasted frock suits at Colin's; single
breasted cutaway sacks at Colin's; single-breasted cutaway frocks at Colin's; Prince
Alberts and full-dress at Colin's; short and stout suits for sliort men at Colin's; extra
length suits for long men at Colin's; extra large suits at Colin's.
Separate pants all si/.es and fabrics. Our fall underwear is now oil sale. We carry
the American Hosiery Company underwear, besides many other makes. Our neckwear,
hose, handkerchiefs, suspenders, etc., are far ahead of all, as usual. Our tailoring depart?
ment is on a boom. Don't wait too long to place your order. Save your time and money
by visiting our mammoth clothing establishment. Yon can find anything you want, any
price 3-011 want, and will certainly have no farther to go.
The Salem avenue clothier, tailor and furnisher, No. 44 Salem
avenue, Roanoke, Va. E. M. Dawson, Manager.
The well-known .feilt
? >m St root
The leading house in Southwest
Virginia lor
I J. 1). MoNAMKK. TOM.HAYSI.il*.
Has opened n Harbor Shop in Hotel ' Shops. Hartford, Va. Richlands, Va.,
Roanoke. i Huena Vista, Va. Headquarters, Ron
Room in basement
., -, ? noke, Vn. Lock Hex 9, Itounoke, Va.
^'>-"u , tf
We arc now serving the celebrated
In every style?Fried. Stowed, Broiled,
etc.", and we make n specialty oi
I Tl
In addition, we have the finest
Pool and Billiard Parlor
in the vState.
Ladies' and Gents' Dining
Rooms up stairs.
Chas. J. Ormsby,
t? Proprietor.
, Gas and
Steam Fitters
Heating by Steam. Hot Water or Hoi
Air Pi:rnae.es.
Estimates cheerfully give- on 111 i^ lino
of work. JeO-Gut
J> V \ Irl lie <>f a deed of t rust dated t ho
) 22nd of Kohrunry, IS!M), ?made by
Thomas A, Mnbry, ami recorded in the
clerk's ollico of the Hustings Court for
the city of Itoanoke, Va., in deed book
SO, page 132, in which is conveyed to
the undersigned certain real estate in
Hie city of Itoanoke, Virginia, in trust
to secure the Nort h Side Hand Company
tile sum of ? with interest, evidenced
by certain negotiable notes then-inset
out: and whereas, default having been
made in the payment of a part of said
note-;, at the request of the bolder of
said notes I shall, as trustee in said
deed, olfer for sab' at public auction
to the highest, bidder, on MONDAY,
XOVEMHER 10, 1890, at -I o'clock p.
m., on the premises, all the prop?
erty conveyed in said deed, to-wit:
A certain lot of land in the oity of Roan?
oke, Va., beginning on the south side.of
Magnolia street. 193.4 feet west of Park
street, fronting ?!<> foot on Magnolia
street, and running back between par?
allel lines 100 feet loan alley, and being
lot No. ti. section 10, as shown on map
of the. North Side Addition to the oity
of Roanoke, Va. Terms: Cash, as to
the sum of Slot), and the sum of SI30 in
equal monthly payments of $10 each,
with interest on each payment from the
22nd February, IS'.io. und one payment
of 81ft, with interest from same date,
said payments beginning to fall due
on November 22, IS'.io, and continu?
ing monthly thereafter for fourteen
months, and the balance on such terms
as may be made known on day of sale.
II. s. TROUT, Trustee,
oct. 19-lawkawks
(Successor to E Walsak.)
Dyeing and Scouring Establishment,
101 Campbell street. Third avenue s. w.
Everything dyed and eleaned in the
best manner. Not excelleJ l>y any
establishment in the countrv tf
I* ft ffiPTAM W. i"n>R?w HJiocr ar?
vftu 1 s.vrii m iirrunu-il, ami every pnlr
brm Iii:, niiinc mid price Htnmpcd od bottom.
l.N Y1NTON.?As Commis?
sioners of Hertford Circuit Court.we will,
on I he premises, in Vinton, Va., (if not
sold privately before that, lime) sell o\
public auction. 1st, Thedwolling ho isc,
containing six.rooms, in which t he lab
Dr. Edmund VV. Sale resided and th lol
of about one-fourth of an acre the 'etc
attached. 2nrt, A vacant lot lying no
opposite the dwelling hon.se, containing
half an arte. For terms and particulars
see hand bills.
L. A. SALE, )
Fin* Cnlf nnd I.nccd Waterproof Grain.
Tue excellence nnd wearing qenlKlcROf this shoe
rnnnot lip better shown than by tlmetroiiK tudorsc
picrU >>t Its thousands of constant wearers,
$n,oo Genuine Iln.nil-*4cwed, an elegant and
? stvllsh dress Shoe which oommends it ?.-if.
Svi.OO iland-aewed Writ. A nno calf shoe
?* nncquallcd for style find durability.
*>O.B0 Hoodyear Well Is.tlie eiandurd drcsa
O Shoe, at. i iMipulnr price.
SQ.SO Pollceatan'S Shoe iHOepeetally adapted
O for railroad men, formen?, ute.
All made in Congress, button and i j\c.\
$3&$2 SHOES ladies,
liav ? lieen most favorably received 8lnoe Introduced
?uul the recent Improvement* make Uiem fiipcrlor
to nny shoes sold nt these priced.
Ask your l>enler, ni.il If he cannot nupply you si-nd
direct to factory enclosing udvertteed price, or a
postal for order blank*.
v \V. Ii. douio.as, Ilrocfcton, Maes.
J. M. HAniuS.

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