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THE ROANOKE DAILY TIMES.
vol. xv.?no. iaa
PRICK Til UKK CENTS.
ROAJSIOKE, VA., SUNDAY, MARCH 2i), 189?.
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ALL, THE NEWS OF THE WORLD.
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THE ICE BREAKING.
Perilous Position of Two Men on Lake
Petosky, Mich.. Maroh 28.?Tea men
are floating out into Lake Michigan on
the ioe. A speolal train has gone to
Bay Shore with a boat to resoue them.
The ice is rapidly breaking up. The
train for Bay Shore has sixty men and
one large boat from Charlevolz, Mich.
A rescuing party has started, carry?
ing a wagon to sucoor the men. The
wind is blowing a gale, and it is
feared that the ioe will break up be?
fore the men can be reached
The ico has moved out about a mile in
the last hour. Toe men were out about
five miles at 2:30, and the ioe is rapidly
The wind is blowing a gale and it is
feared the ice will break up before the
men can be reached.
Later?The imperrilled men were
reaohed and rescued by the relief ex?
pedition to night just as the ice was
crumbling beneath them.
Greater New York'? Popnlation.
New York, Maroh 28 ?It is esti?
mated that the- population of the
Greater New York, as contemplated in
the bill, which is now awaiting exe?
cutive approval, will be 3,195.059.
The United States Government re?
ports show Royal Baking Powder su?
perior to all others.
Go to Donaldson's for Parlor and Bed?
room Suites cheap.
WESLEY&H FEH4U IHSTITBTE
The Conference Cannot Further
Aid This School.
Much Work Accomplished bat Muoh Ke
malns to b? Don?? Bishop Granbery
Presided, Owing to the Indisposition
of Bishop Hargrove?The Visitor* who
Will Oondnet the Services In Various
The fourth pension of the Baltimore
conference olosed yesterday, and yet it
Is far from the completion of its work.
The conference will hardly adjourn be?
fore Tuesday night and probably Wed?
nesday morning. Many of the proaoh
ers are yet to be heard from, as only the
classes of tho first, second and third
years, and the presiding elders have
The oase of V. W. Wheeler, who with*
drew from the oonferenoe, and has since'
been reunited with the oburoh, will
have to be considered, as he will make
application for recognition as a local/
The aotion of conference in thedlspo
sltlon they have made of the Wesley an
Female Institute was not muoh of a
Burprise. It is to be regretted, how?
ever, thai the school is forced to sus?
pend, having done such glorious work
for the South, and most especially the
State of Virginia.
At the opening hour of conference
most of the ministers wero in their
places. The session was called to or?
der by Bishop J. C. Granbery, who an?
nounced that Rev. S Q. Ferguson, a
former pastor of Trinity Church In this
city, would load In the opening exor?
cises, whlih were begun by singing
hymn No. 228 Bev. Mr. Ferguson
then offered an impressive prayer. The
service was continued by reading a part
of the fourth chapter of Corinthians.
Bishop Qranbery presided in the ab?
sence of Bishop Hargrove, who was un?
well, and oalled for the reading of tho
minutes, which was done and then ap?
The names of Jno. Tacket, C. A.
Joyce, P. S. A SlxeaB and A. Q.
Flaherty were referred to the commit?
tee on conference relations tor a super
anuated relations and F. B. 'Hammond
for supernumerary relations.
The board of eduoatlon asked the
privilege of retiring, which was
A communication was reoelved from
R. W. Todd, agent of the Maryland
Bible Society, which was read by the
secretary and referred to the oommlttee
on Bible cause.
A letter was read from Qeo. W.
Walker, president of Payne Institute,
Atlanta, Qa., asking for a special gift
of 830,000 to put the school on a proper
footing and SfOO to carry on the work
properly during the ensuing year. The
letter was referred to the board of
The forty-ninth annual report from
the board of missions was read by the
secretary and referred to the proper
r Question twelve, "What traveling
1 preachers are elected elders?" was taken
up and Alfred B. Sites, W. S. Ham?
mond, John H. Schooley, John L. Grant
and Henry L. Hout wore elected to dea?
con's orders. In the case of Jessie W.
McNeil, charged with maladmletration,
a committee of investigation was ap?
pointed composed of Kevs J. ? Martin,
J. S Engle and Wm. E Miller, who re?
ported that the charges were not sus?
tained and ho was elected elder. J
' Under the head of question one,
"Who Are Admitted on Trial?" Jessie
L. McNeer was oalled and discontinued.
At this point much disorder prevailed
and upon some one requesting the
bishop to demand better order of the
brethren and some reference was made
to the ladies, the bishop replied: "The
sisters will keep quiet If the men will
let them alone." (Laughter )
Question ten, "What Local Preaohers
Are Elected?" was taken up, ar.d A. E.
Edwards, of the Baltimore district; J.
J. Ringer, of the Rocklngham district,
and J. E. McCulloob, of the Roanoke
district, were elected deacons.
Question fourteen, "What Looal
Preaohers Are Elected Elders?" The
names of D. L. Blakemore, of the Wash?
ington district, and Jno. A. brumbaugb,
of the Roanoke district, were called and
Question seven. "Who Are the
Deacons of One Year?" The names of
B. Lee Parrott, Ilarrah M. Reed, James
H Smith, Wm. 3. Whitesell, Henry A.
Wilson, Henry T. Holron im ua and
Frank L. Day were called and passed
Into the fourth year.
The committee on collections asked
the privilege of retiring, which was
By motion Monday at 11 o'clook was
made the order of the day for the seien
DR. ALBERT A. CANNADAY,
Diseases of tbe Eye, Ear, Rose, Throat.;
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Over the Chrlstian-Barbce Drug Store.
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tlon of the place for holding the annual
session of conference in 1897.
Question four of the general minutes,
'Who are received Into full connection,"
was again called, and B V Register,
James M. Anderson, Bdward 11- Daah
lell, Chas. W. Moore, Frederick A.
Gains, Daniel M. Brown. L B. Atkins,
C. P. Smith, Wm. Stevens and Llnwood
Hammond were received by a unani?
Bishop Granbery applied the appro?
priate questions as prescribed by the
ohuroh Dlsolpllne.and dellverei a oharge
to them appropriate to the occasion.
Hymn No. 828, "O Happy Day," was
Rev. B. D. Preston was granted
leave of absenoe owing to sickness In
his family. Rev. Wm. Stevens was
also granted leave of absenoe.
The report of the board of missions
was reoelved and read, which showed
the affairs of the board to be in good
The following collections tor the year
Foreign. Domestic. Total.
Baltimore.$1.851 60 ?1,088.00 fl.'.W.sl
B. Baltimore.... l.l&i.oo 704.00 l,80'?.O0
Washington .... 1,913 00 1,177.00 3,100.00
Winchester. 1,876.00 771.00 3,146.00
Hocktngham .... 1,116.00 619.00 1,784.00
Koanoko. 1,331.0s 76? 00 3,080.05
Lewisburg. 830 00 420.00 1.856 00
Mooreflel?. 820.00 419.00 1,348.00
Total.$10,137.65 ?5,986.00 $10.893 55
The order of the day was taken up at
this point and the report from the com?
mittee on eduoatlon reoeived regarding
tho condition of the Wesley an Female
Institute. The board reported as fol?
'In the report submitted by this
board at the last session of this confer?
ence attention was called to the finan?
cial condition of the institute and the
necessity of arrangements being made
to provide for its indebtedness without
delay, that the property might be saved
to the conference. The attempt to soli
the bonds of the institute to the amount
of 830.000 was not successful and the
debt has not been provided for. At
present the indebtedness 1b reported at
about 837,009, of this 816,013 Is what 1b
known as the "Cochrane debt," and
89,040 as .the "Harris debt." both be?
ing a part of the original purchase
price and aceumulated Interest, but the
'Harris debt" is subordinate to the
'Cochrane debt" under the conditions of
the assignment to Dr. W. A. Harris.
The balanoe of S13.233 is due to sundry
creditors, on part of which judgments
have been obtained. The property Is
now In the hands of a receiver under
the orders of the hustings court of
'This board has given very careful
consideration to the condition of exist?
ing circumstances as they have boen
presented, with a view to save this
school to the church if possible, feeling
the Importance of continuing In opera?
tion this power for the Christian educa?
tion of our young women; but after
every effort to do otherwise we feel
^compelled to offer the following:
'1. Resolved, That we regret that
tfter careful Investigation we are uns?
ie to devise any possible nlan by
/hlch tbo school can be conducted next
5. Resolved, That the conference
ieeply appreciates the herolcjaelf-sacrl
Ice of Rev. H. P. Hamill and his as?
sociate teachers in maintaining the
Wesleyan Female Institute for the
oburch during the past year practically
without compensation and in the name
of the Master thanks these brethren
and sisters for this service to the
After the reading of this report a col?
lection was taken up for the purpose of
paying In part the teachers In the In?
stitute for BerviceB rendered and being
rendered during the present year. The
amount secured In cash and subscrip?
tions was S615, which will probably be
augmented before the oloie of the con?
ference by other subscriptions
B. S. Conrad read a paper by Rev. H.
P. Hamill, whloh contained a suggestion
of a proposition for the purpose of going
on with the Wesleyan Institute, and
which embodied plans for the organiza?
tion of a stock company capitalized at
.810,000, divided into 200 shares of 850
eaob, with the power of inoreaslng It to
825,000, whose board of directors should
rent the property next June and pur?
chase it at the sale next October. The
conference took no action In regard to
Bishop Granbery Introduced Rev.
Richard Ferguson, of the Virginia Con?
ference, who was received in the usual
Dr. ?. B. Hoss and Dr. J. J. LifTerty,
editors respectively of the Nashville
Christian Advocate and of the Rich?
mond Christian Advocate, wore Intro*
duced and both spoke In the Interest of
the journals they represented.
Bishop Granbery ahnounoed that
Blsnop Hargrove's illness was not severe
and he would be able to be In hlB place
to-day, after whioh the revision of the
announcements of the various services
for to-day was made public. The ser?
vices In the various ohurohes are as
Mrs Bishop Hargrove will deliver an
address on "Missions" at the Methodist
Church in Vluton at 8:30 p. m. to-day.
M. K. Chnroh,|South.
Greene-Memorial?9:30 a. m., experi?
ence meeting, led by Rev. J. S. Gard?
ner, D. D.; 11 a. m., Bishop R K
I Hargrove, ordination of deacons; 2:30
p. m., children's missionary raliy; 3:30
p. m., Sunday-school ma*s muettng,
sneakors, Dr. J. J Laffjrty, Rev.
F. J. Pretiyman and Dr. Geo. G Smith;
7:30 p. m., Rev. Collins Denny, ordi?
nation of elders.
Trinity?11 a. m , B.sbop John C.
Oranberry; 7:30 p. m., Rev. M. B.
Chapman, D D.
Belmont?3:30 p. m., Rev W. H. D.
Harper. This churcn will bo dedicated
at this service.
Graos?11 a. m., Rev. Isaac W. Can
ter; 7:30 p m., Rev. John T. Wightman, I
D. D. ?
8t. James?11 a.m., Rev. J. P. Stump;
7:30 p. m.. Rev. C. W. Cook, D D.
Korwich?u m. m., Rev. J. H. Kuhl
mann; 7:S0 p. m., Rev. L. B. Atkins.
Salem?11 a. m., Rev. J. A. Kern, D.
D.: 7:30 p. m.. Rev. J. J. Tigert. D. D.
Vinton?11 a. m., Rev. B. W. Bond,
D. D.; 7:30 p. m., Rev. J. H. Light.
M. K. Church.
Lee Street?11 a. m., Rev. F. A.
Strothor; 7:30 p. m., Rev. W. H. Woolf.
Colored?11 a. m.. Rev. W. H. Ballen?
gee; 7:30 p. m., O. H. Cannon.
First?11 a. m.. Rev. S. K. Cox. D.D ;
7:30 p. m., Rev. J. H. Boyd, D. D.
Calvary?11 a. m.t Rev. J. W. Orubb;
7:30 p m., Rev. J. R. Andrew.
East Roanoke?11 a. m.t Rev.J. A An?
derson; 7:30 p. m., Rev. W. A. Mo
Vinton?11 a. m.. Rev. A. M. Csck
ley, D. D.; 7:30 p. m., Rev. B. L
Hollins Institute?7:30 p. m., Rev.W.
Bonsacks?11 a. m., Rev. J. Kyle
Salem--it a. m., Rev. G. D. White;
7:80 p. m., Rev. W. H. H. Joyoe.
First?11 a. m., Rev. J. W. Duffy; 7:30
p. m., Rev. J. P. Stump.
Seeoni?il a. m., Rev. S. G. Fergu?
son; 7:30 p. m., Rev. C. H. Bnchanan.
Bethany?ll a. m., Rev. H. I. Ste?
phens; 7:30 p. m , Rev. J. O. Knott.
United Brethren?11 a. m., Rev. A.
O. Armstrong; 7:30 p. in., Rev. J. H.
St. Mark's Lutheran?11 a. m., Rev.
J. J Tigert, D. D.; 7:30 p. m.. Rev. E.
Dunkard?11 a. m., F. J. Prettyman.
Church Avenue Christian?11 a. m.,
Rev. H. M. Whaling; 7.30 p. m., Rev. B.
R. S. Hough.
Y. Bf. C. A.
Y.M. C. A. (Kirk avenue)?4 p.m.,
Rev. H. P. Hamlll.
Railroad Department?3 30 p. m.,
Rev. C. Forrest Moore.
At Christ Church.
The oongregatlon of Christ Church
will oelebrate Palm Sunday with ap?
propriate services.. The rector, Mr.
Patton, will preach at the morning aor
vloe. At the 7:30 p. m. service Bishop
Randolph will preach and administer
the rite of confirmation. Members of
other churches and the public generally
will be cordially welcomed.
At St. John's Church.
This is Palm Sunday and the day
will be appropriately observed in the
two Episcopal churches. At St. John's
Church Bishop A. M. Randolph will
preaoh at the 11 a. m. service and ad?
minister the rite of confirmation.
TIME TO DYK EA3TEH BOGS. NON
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1'ACKAGB, WITH WHICH FORTY
COLORS CAN BE MADE.
Stopped by the Spaniards.
Copyrighted 18% by The Associated l'tess.
Kinoston, Jamacla, March 28.?Tho
schooner William Todd, Captain Camp?
bell, belonging to Calais, Maine, has
arrived here from Mobile, Ala. Her
commander reports that he was fired on
by Spanish gunboats oil tho Isle of
Pines. Ho hove to, was boarded and
his vessel was searched. The Span'
iards did not find anything contraband
on board the schooner and so she was
allowed to proceed.
Thomas Jefferson Anniversary.
Washington, March 28.?The anni?
versary of the birth of Thomas Jeffer?
son will be celebrated at Monticello,
Va.| on April 13 by a gathering of a
large number of prominent members of
tho Democratic party. An address will
be delivered by ex'Governor William
E. Russell, of Massachusetts, to which
there will be a response by United
States Senator John W. Daniel on be?
half of Virginia.
Bottling Liquors In Komi.
Washington, March 28.?The ways
and means committee to-day decided to
report favorably the bill of Representa?
tive Evans, of Kentucky, authorizing
the bottling of liquors in bond by
owners and distillers. The committee
al?o heard Representative Mercer, of
Nebraska, on his bill to permit tbe free
Importation of exhibits to the Trans?
Mississippi exposition to be held at
Omaha in 1898.
A Xiynehlng Prevent ed.
Columbia, S. C, March 28 ?Aaron
Duffy, a convict at work in Newberry
county, yesterday killed a white guard
named Hargrove with a plok-axe and
escaped, but was subsequently re?
captured. Tbe effort Hargrove's friends
to lynch Duffy was fruhsated by the
prompt action of Governor Evans in
calling out the militia.
A Carpenter's Bad Pate.
Columbia, S. C . March 28.?H. D.
MoLeod, a white carpenter, was siruok
by an engine near the Union depot in
Columbia at 11 a. m. to-day and in
itantly killed. He was walking In the
railroad yard, and in stepping out of the
way of one train got in that of another.
No inquest has yet been held.
Standard Upright Piano Almost New Por
One Standard Upright Piano, almost
good as new, for 9273. fully warranted,
on easy monthly payments, no Interest
charged. Hobble Piano Co.
We Are Headquarters For
IN THE MUSICAL LINE.
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Manufacturer's Branch House,
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ANOTHRB HKA MONSJEK.
Launching of the Battleship low? Yes?
Philadelphia. Pi,, March 28?The
launch of the battleship Iowa, from
Cramp's shipyard to-day, partook more
of the nature of a national event than
?ny similar one since Mrs. Cleveland
christened the St. Louis nnarly two
years ago. Vice-President, Stevenson
headed the delegation from Washing
ton, which Included Secretary of the
Navy Herbert, Attorney General Har?
mon, Sec-etary of Agriculture Morton,
and a large party of Senators and Con?
The Iowa party was "od by Governor
Drake, whose daughter, Mary Drake,
broke the bottle of champagne over tbe
vessel's orow and gave it Its name.
The launoh was entirely successful.
It was ezaotiy 1:13K o'clock In the
afternoon when the last block was
knocked away and the marine monster
began her brief journey. Following
Mr. Cramps' Instructions, Miss Drake
grasped the be-ribbcned bottle, and, as
the mighty hull began to glide down the
ways, she crashed It sgalnst the prow.
The Iowa slipped grscefully down Into
the middle of the stream, and the tre?
mendous crowd let out a mighty roar,
while tbe nearby faotorles and the oraf t
which dotted the river opened their
After tbe launch there was an In?
formal lunoheon In the mould loft, but
no speeches were made.
Officially the Iowa Is known as "sea?
going battlosblp No. 1," distinguishing
her from coast line battleships like the
Indiana, Massachusetts and Oregon.
She Is a floating fort?a terrific engine
of destruction. She iB 300 feet long,
72 feet 2 Inches wide and when roaming
the seas will be buur about 25 feet In
In the matter of giving punishment,
the Iowa will surely be a terror. At
each end of the deck rise great revolv?
ing terrets made of 13 Inch armor
plates. The great guds can hurl accu?
rately steel pointed shot weighing
nearly 1,000 a matter of seven miles or
so. In the gunB oaneach be shot about
about 300 pounds of powder of a kind
that looks like bugo prismatic lumps
of egg coal. They are fired by elec?
tricity and so nice Is the mtchanloan
ism by which they art* controlled that
they may be almost as readily aimed as
At each of Its four corners of the
deck house are barbettes of eight Inch
armor on which turn turrets five and
ono half inches thick. In these tur?
rets la a pair of guns eight lnohos in
diameter. They hurl lighter projec?
tiles than the great guns, but with
almost as much force and are easily
handled and qulokly fired.
The Iowa contract was awarded the
Cramps on February 11, 1893, the price
being $3,010,000. She Is guaranteed to
speea sixteen knots an hour and for each
quarter knot additional the builders
will got 850,000.
Destructive Fire at Halifax.
Halifax, N. S , March 28 ?A disas?
trous fire raged at Lockport to-day.
Twelve buildings, Including tho big fish
curing establishments of the town are
reported destroyed. The flro started in
L. P. Churchill & Company's dry goods
store and spretd rapidly. The schoon?
er's, Three Bells and Jersey Lily which
were lying at the wharves oaugbt fire
and were considerably damaged. The
loBBeB are all covered by insurance.
America's Protest Saved Them.
San Fuancisco, March 28 ?AdvlceB
from Seoul are to the effect that tho
American minister has advised the now
Corean cabinet to refrain from atrocious
cruelties, and as they persisted in their
determination to execute eight persons
regarded as partisans of Japan he
threatened to pull down the American
flag and retire from tho country. The
cabinet was therefore forced to suspend
tbe arrests and the eight prisoners are
likely to be spared their lives.
Three Hundred Chinese Killed.
San Francisco, March 28 ?Three
hundred Chinese were blown to atoms
by the explosion of a magazine attached
to tho fort at Klang, China, on February
24. Tbe disaster was the work of
mutinous soldiers, but whether it
occurred through carelessness or by In?
tention Is not known.
Oxford Beats Cambridge.
Putney, Eng.,Maroh 28.?The Oxford
orew to the suprlse of almost everybody
ashore and afloat won the fifty-third
boat race between the Universities of
Orford and Cambridge by about a third
of a length. Oxford has won thirty
races of the series to twenty-two won
Fireman Bnrned to Death.
Geneva, N. Y., March 28.?Thomas
Denton, a Lehlgh Valley railway fire?
man, was burned to death in a fire
which destroyed the Empire House this
morning. Toe fire originated in the
kltohen. Two other persons were se?
verely burned. Loss, 88,000; partly in?
Oklahoma, March 28 ?John I. DUle,
Henry E. Asp, O. A. Mltscher, John A.
Buckles, Charles Day and J. C. Roberts
were elected delegates to St. Louis by
the Oklahoma territorial convention.
Personal preference among the dele
gates is divided, and a fight Is expected
on the resolutions.
Tbe Battlesbip MassachunotU.
Washington, March 2S.?April 18
has been set tor the speed trial of the
battleship Mtssaohuset s.and thocourse
will probably be from Capo Ann to
Cape Porpoise, off tho Massachusetts
The Bermuda Safe.
New York, March 2s ?It is ascer?
tained that tho steamship Bormuda
which it it stated carried Gen. Calixto
Garcia war supplies deslxned for Cuban
Insurgents is reported to be in one of
the ports of Honduras.
Go to Donaldson's for Wall paper; a
full lino of new goods.
' JESUS A SAVIODB FROH S!H
A Narrative of Christian Experi?
The True Beeret or Obtaining the Joj? o f
m Li to of Faith?The Knowledge or the
Truth or the Workings of God?The
Were or 8anotlfloatlon. That Mow
Threatens the Country.
The artiole below was written by Mrs.
Hannah Whitehall Smith, the author of
the "Christian's Secret of a Happy
Life," a book that has done more to give
Christian people a true aoneeption of
the scriptural idea of Godly livin : than
perhaps any other uninspired work now
in existence. Many Christian people who
have been groping their way in the dark?
ness or under the shadow have, by the
reading of this book, learned the true
secret of obtaining the joys of a life of
This book has been very ext9nslvely
circulated in this and tbe adjoining
States, and to-day it is in general de?
mand. It is a work that every preacher
and layman may read with great profit
The pieoe in last Sunday's Roanoke
Turns, March 28, "The Hidden God, or
Sorrow Turned Into Joy" was Mrs. Han?
nah Whitehall Smith's composition.
The following is her personal experience
In her rell dous life. By oareful read?
ing you will get muoh information:
jesus a saviour from sin.
I bellevo it will magnify the grace of
God for me to record somewhat of the
Lord's dealings with my soul, especially
in reference to the glorious salvation
there is in Jesus from tho power and do?
minion of sin.
My conversion was very clear and un?
mistakable. After long years of legal
striving, in whloh I resorted In vain to
every expedient my soul could devise
for gaining the favor of God, and the for?
giveness of all my sins, I was taught to
see my own utter helplessness in the
matter, and to trust entirely and only to
Christ to savo me. I believed God's rec?
ord concerning Him. I saw that He had
shed His blood for me; and in His death
I found all that I needed to reconcile me
to God. I knew that I was born again;
that I was a child of God, and an heir of
a glorious Inheritance; and never from
that time have I doubted this. Never
have 1 had a moment's fear about my ac?
ceptance with Him, or my present pos?
session of eternal life.
As time passed on, the Lord graciously
led me into the knowledge of much,
truth. My guarded education in the So?
ciety cf Friends, of whloh 1 was at that
time a member, had already separated
me very muoh from the vain fashions
and amusements of the world, and my
chief interests were all centered around
the religion of Jesus, as tbe only object
really worthy of serious thought or atten?
tion. One after another the doctrines of
the Bible were unfolded to my Inter?
ested search. I saw how complete was
my judicial standing In Christ, and my
judicial completeness before God in Him.
I rejoiced in tbe truth of tbe Lord'B
coming. I apprehended my position in
heavenly places as risen with Christ,
and 89atod with Htm there. The typical
teaching of tho Old Testament was a
theme of earnest study and great enjoy?
ment, and dlspensatlonal truth was fa?
miliar and deeply Interesting to me.
Many practical truths also, concerning
war, oaths the simplicity of worship,
tho unlverstl priesthood of all believers,
and the tule ot the !! y Spirit in the
assemblies of God's dear children,shone
out with clear brightness from the Scrip?
tum?, and I seldom hesitated to act up
to any oonviotlons of duty concerning
But notwithstanding all this,my heart
was 111 at ease. That I grew In knowl?
edge I could not deny; but neither oould
I deny that I did not grow in grace;and,
at the end of eight years of my Christian
life, I was foroed to make the sorrowful
admission that I had not even as much
power over sin as when 1 was first con?
verted. In the presence of temptation.
I found myself weakness itself. It was
not my outward walk that oaused me
sorrow, though I oan see now that that
was far from what it ought to have been;
but it was the sins of my heart that
troubled me,?ooldness, deadne38, want
of Christian love, intellectual apprehen?
sion of truth without any correiponding
morai effeots, roots of bitterness, wans
of a meek and quiet spirit,?all those
inward sins over which the children ot
God are so often forced to mourn.
I oonld not but see that, although I
waB not under law but under grace, still
sin had more or less dominion over me,,
and I felt that I did not come up to the
Bible standard. The Christian lite con?
templated there wsb a life of victory and
triumph; my life was ono of failure and
defeat. The commands there given to
be holy, to be oonformed to the image
of Christ, to be blameless and harmless,
the sons of God without rebuxe, seemed
almost a mockery to me, so utterly im?
possible did I find it to attain to any
such standard. For I made very earn
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