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DEMANDS FOR CHRIS?
TIAN UNION. Continued from page ono. of ono organisation will never ho found feasible. This spirit? ual unity seems to bave been tho program of the Primitive church, It appears that from lirst there were churches organ? ized on the Congregational plan, other.-*on the Presbyterian plan, and others after the Epis? copal order; and it does not ap? pear thai they ever felt for a moment thai they were not one in Christ Jesus. They did not VOX one another about nones. BOntials, nor seek to hinder one another in standing fast in the liberty wherewith Christ had made them free. Least of all did any of them assume an air of superiority and undertake, to lay down propositions which all others should accept before any fellowship could be bad with them. The early churches endeavor? ed to "keep the unity of the' spirit iu the bonds of peace," and they seemed not to have thought or cared for that schis? matic union of enforced uni? formity It was for this sort of spiritual unity Jesus prayed when he said on the night be? fore (he crucifixion: "Neither pray 1 for these ahme, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word: that they all may be one; as thou, Father, art iu me. and 1 in thee, that they also may be one in us: that I he world may believe that thou hast sent me." It is quite evident that our Lord is not pray ilig for a mechanical Unity of organization, but for vital unity of life. Ills follow? ers were to be as one as he ami the Father are one. Surely no man will claim organic union with i lod. Tin- effect of ibis Ullit> of life was to prove to the world that Christ was sent from (lod; bill mere organic union will not show tllMI, although vital unity iu a common life manifestly issuing from a di? vine source of life will show it. There is no more wretched perversion of Scripture ever ac? complished thai) when a nar? row sectarian seeks to invoke this great intercessory prayer of our Lord as the ground for demanding that all the church? es of Christendom shall be merged into one unwieldy Or? ganization, his own sect to give form to the clumsy ecclesiasti? cal trust. Christ never prayed lor any Mich syndicate of same lies-- Such a ho.lv would cor? rupt the faith and oppress man? kind. A world-wide church would be as dangerous a thing as world-wide civil establish? ment. It would be a monoton? ous leveling of all Christian life and effort, and it would In leveling downward. We all wish freedom and good government for all men. We all wish for universal peace aiming all governments. Mut we do not \\ ish all governments to be merged into one. Where could mankind find a man fit to pr.-side over such a govern? ment? Could even one be found to conduct the first administra? tion of this universal state Ami if one could be found to make it beginning, how could wo 11 ml ;i successor when he passed away': 1. we should call him Theodore the First, would w.- in- willing to call his sue censor Kermit? Again, how could such a world-wide organization supply the needs of the variety of races iu the earth, or adapt it? self to their manifold diversi in s] " No more can one world-wide church i.t tlie needs of man? kind. It would hamper and biirl It would presently pro? duce the bitterest antagonisms and bring forth the most dan? gerous parties and perilous fac? tions. It would be a temptation to powerful schemers, who would fix their eyes upon it as a tool to work ambitious ends, and who would seize its ofllces for the uses of personal ambi? tion. There is not a matt in the world wise enough and good enough to be the executive head of such a body. Only Jesus is tit to be ib.-1 L ad of the Church, and he does not propOSO to rule it by carnal and mechanical or gauizatioii, but by tiie for* cs of the spiritual world. (.lod "made of one blood all the tuitions of men for to dwell on the face of the earth." So the apostle taught the Athen? ians (Act* .wii. 2ttt; but he im? mediately adds that (indalso "hath determined tho bounds of their habitation." So in like tnanncr Hod provides for the unity of faith, but he also pro vtdes for variety of Christian Organization and for bounds of ecclesiastical bodies; and no man is a friend of Christian unity who tries to force all forms of Christinn life into the mold of his own sect. He is rather a schismatic, dividing the body of Christ that he and his sect may profit by the division. Prayer is good, but evon prayer may be untimely. For example, at the time of the crossing of the Ked Sea the [Lord found it necessary to say to Moses: "Wherefore criest thou unto mo. Speak unto the children of Israel that they go forward." I venture to believe that that BOme prayers for Christian union in our day are not well ploiuing to our Lord, whose last thought before be died was an earliest prayer for Christian unity. Perhaps 'f we would listen to his voice speaking to us, we should hear him saying: "Wjlj eriest thou to me about ecclesiastical union? Speak to my Church that it go forward in the Christian unity it now has, into an ever-deepening brothorlinoss, and that in this spiritual unity it take the world for me." AuMlacliia Notes. Mr. and Mrs, W. H. Tomp kins, of Appalachian left for| Bristol Thursday, where they will make their future home The Appalachia people hated to| BCI l hem leave, as they were such good neighbors. Mr. and Mrs. P, D. Grosoclpse have had a teal sick baby. We are glad to say it is better at this writing. Miss dra l.ee Thompson, who] has been visiting her many] friends here, left for her home in Middlnsboro Monday. Mrs. Horner, wilt) expected to! return home last Monday, was| prevented on account of the ill ness of her mother. A. It. Kay lor reported a tinol time at Norton, where he went] to take the Temple. Mrs. Kniest Cri/.er and child ren were out calling on friends | Thursday. The Woman's Missionary Aid ] Society will meet with Mrs Me Council at their next meeting. Mr. McConnell has returned from Baltimore and New York,] and has in a lovely line of mil? linery for the coming season. Mrs. I?r. Holloy is visiting in] M iddleabbro. Mr. ami Mis. Guntnor have a case of (lyphtheria in their home, bill we hope it is not serious. Mis. Annie Hoss Fleenor, of I Bristol, is the guest of her sis-] ter. Mis. .1. A. Koylor. A NOVELTY IN MOVING PICTURES.! An exchange says that the very latest thing in heirloomsI was received yesterday when it became known that the head of a rich family in the Fast Fud ] of Newport had made arrange incuts to take his faintly to| Chicago next week for the pur pose of having moving pictures| made of the members. It is hie intention to preserve the reel, ami when he and his wife have passed to the great beyond and the children ure grown, they can take the reel to any moving picture house and see their parents as they were in life and themselves as they were Childhood's happy days, mov? ing ab'OUl and enjoying them selves. It is said that the stunt isj really new. William Manwnr Ing, Who llaS considerable ex? perience in the moving picture business, has charge of the arrangements, This is certainly a better way lo show our children and grand] childrt 'h what we Were likt than by the old-fashioned] painting which usually did not J resemble the subject. <>fi course, only n few, comparu lively rich, can afford the mo tion pictures, but it certainly would be great to see one's self in motion, after one bad grown to be an adult, us one was when a little child. A motion picture of a baby would certainly be worth while when that baby had grown to be twenty years of age. The motion pictures also will afford the persons of future generations vastly better ideas of bow we live now than wo get of how our ances? tors lived in the long ago. Depositors Guarantee. To? u?w Stute of Oklahoma, and three* other Western State?, have a law which provides a fund to secure all depositors, in case of a bank failure. This law has recently been pronounced constitutional by the Supreme Court of the Uni? ted States. If a bank fails in these States, the depositors gel every cent tlioy had deposited in the bank without delay. This is common sense legislation, if the idea did originate with William Jennings Bryan. It is a poor rule, which does not work both ways. When a man wants to borrow money from the bank, its officers are very careful to demand gilt edged security: and why pray should not the depositor like wise have like good security when be entrusts his money with the bank. Such h law would be very opportune just now to the un? fortunate depositors of the Augsburg Hank and the much more numerous depositors, of the defunct, Virginia Safe lie posit anil Trust Corporation of Alexandria. Va. A bank failed in Oklahoma some time since. Word was sent in a day or two afterwards to an old farmer living live 01 six miles from the bank and who hail deposited several hun? dred dollars with it to come in and get his money. lie sent word back that he was very busy just then, and when he had more leisure time be would come and get it. He felt per? fectly secure. Thote are a great ninny pee pie who, rather than place their money in any bank, stow it j away in their old chests or bed ticks or walls of their houses, and take their chances of loss by lire, burglary ami theft. If! we had the guarantee law, this money would come from its! biding places, with the eonSO quehoe that (he hanks would have more money on deposit, and more to loan, and much more money would ho put in circulation, to run the business of the country. And as a fur? ther consequence there would never be any occasion to make a run on the hank. I,et the masses of the people demand, and keep on demand ing the enactment of this law. until it is placed on the statute books. Let us demand of the representatives in the next leg? islature that they advocate the passage of such a law,?Ex. It is worth $8.00 to you to read our advertisement in this paper, so don't overlook it.? Hamiden Brothers. Statement nl the financial Condition be THE PEOPLES BANK OP APPAI.ACHIA,; I M olll-.in v i 111.. I.ucalcd at Appslathis, in Ihr County uf V\ lie, Stale ul Virginia, at the tlo.-c of business, Sept. I. 1911, made to the Stste Corporation Commission, UESOURCES. Loans ami Discount? ?40,7Siln2 Ovenlrafts, unsecured mini] Furniture and Fixtures 1,000 00 Other i iish Items S8.60 Duo from National Hoiks s.i.-.'s nil Paper currency . 2,0111,001 Fractional |iaprr currency, nickels and cents l I i I Hold com 1 ,l)Bi> mi silver coin. 284,00 loh,I, 104,4.VI.7:l| LIABILITIES. Capital stock paid in $10,000.001 Surplus fund Msnsij Undivided profits, less amount paid for Interest, oxpensea and taxes 711 Individual dcpoelta 29,81V. M Time certificate* of deposit 12,22s ST Cashier's checks outstanding 1,804.38 Total. i6l,4A8.78 1, K 0, Haliujus Cashier, do solemnly" jsweer thai the above li a true statement of I,, financial condition of the Peoples Rank f Appataohla, Inc., located ai Ap | palachla, In the (Xmnty of Wkc?, State of Virginia, at Iis-close of business on the 1st day of September, 1811, to the beat of I my knowledge and belief K c Mainoi s. i'ashler. ! Const ? i Attesl: s. D Green, . A I. siiuiii . Directors, M 1? l'oilier, i I St O r. or Vim.im t, i oiiuty of Wise. Saoru to and suluu rilssl before me by :. Ui Mainaus, C-ashier, this sth day of I Septemta r, 1PM t.f.oltoK Moirtos,, Noury Itcpubitc. My cominittiou expires October 11, 1814 1 New Fall Merchandise J| i II I Arriving Daily at j I FULLER BROTHERS, ] Jjj consisting of all the newest styles in j i 3 B Ladies' Suits, Coats. Skirts, Readv-to-wcar 1 I I I Hats. Sweaters, Shoes, Dress Goods, 1 Dress Trimmings, Embroideries. Laces, Lace Collars, Notions IS] I 1 of every description, 1 I I jj| and a full line of I Boys1 and Children's [e>J I Ready-to-Wear I Goods P |j We Will take great pleasure in showing you our new I m lines. 1 I Fuller Brothers, ! I BIG STONE GAP, VA. il 1 Report of tho Condition UK The First National Bant ol Appalachia, At Appalaihis. in thtr Stale 61 Virginia, at lire Jose ol business September I. 1911. KESOUHCES Loans and Dlaoounta (950,350.98 t . s Honda io secure i ii llttiOn... Hl.lkMI l?l Premium on l . s Itonil? il I 00 Itoiiila s. .-unii. >, tie. r.'.iilu i;:i Hanking house, h'lirllilure, and Flxturea 0,P5H '?>> line from National [tanks not reacrvo agonta 41,031.71 Hue from approved llcsorve Agent* v.',.m:.:i .w i Iheck* and othci Coali Items ir.il so Kotet ofotliet National Dank? 550 00 Fractional l'a|x-r I'uri. iu v. Nlokola ami Cent*.. lt;a 68 Speele ,.110,708.85 i..'i4>i t<-uii. r uotca ir.ti.no i?,io3.sh Itedouintlon fund ?Ith V, S Treasurer ((I |x r cent of circulation) . 2,500 00 Total 1418,181.51 LIABILITIES. Capital atock paid in . t 50,000.00 Surplus fund 95 mm iki Undivided I'rofita, Icaa Ex pen ana ami Taxes IVdtl . 11,081. ili National Itauk Notea oiil atandlug. iHijOOO.oo Individual doposlti subject io Chock 905,409.80 Time corllfli atoa ..f deposit 76,1711.00 Certifloti cliecka iW8 :>; raahter'a checka ouUlamllng tM8.es Total $11.1 IUI .'.I Si mi iif Viiiolma, Count) ofWiae I, (leorge Jenktna, Caaliior of the above-uaiiMxl hank, do aolemul) sweat that ili.. Above atntehteul In Irtie to the liest bf hty knowledge and belief, Grohmk .Ii.xkin>. 1 'ashler, olilin i Attest i II .K. Whit.-he.vl. i It, W. Ilolley, Iiireetora. K .1 I'reacoU, S Sub?cribod an.l aworn Io before me tins ?tli .lay of September, IWt, II r Y..i mi, Notary Public Oommtaalou expire* February .'i l?ll Come und boo the great cook? ing wonder at Olir store all next week. Von have a chance to get a Souvenir Sot of Ware Froo. See largo advertisement in tiiii paper.?liuniblen Urns. Interstate Finance & Trust Co, Bi? 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