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EVENING LEDGER-PHILADELPHIA, MONDAY, JANUARY 11. 1915.
TTJfcnE follows the text of the formal,
prepared ernion delivered yesterday
Kiornlntr by Mr. Sunday. The evangelist
did not adhere to his sermon. Deviations
and they are many, plcturesquo and
characteristically forceful are to bo found
tn the general account of what took place
yesterday at the tabernacle.
,Tl( Proverb 2D. "Where there, U no
Jalon the people perish."
'"Where thoro Is no vision the pcoplo
perish. Where thcro Is no appreciation
or the ptatt of redemption tho people run
wild and riot. Thoy become vicious. Tho
amo Is true with communities and with
nations where there In no Ideal and no
striving toward an Ideal.
'Genesis, first chapter, first verse, says:
In the bcfelnnlnir, God.1 'Seek ye first
tho kingdom of God.' Whoever falls to
regard tho plan of life Is an foolish ni
the sea, captain who tried to guldo his
hip by tho clock Instead of tho compass.
In so far lis you run crossways to Clod
you will have no vision.
"Every nation must have a vision or per
ish, The colonists had a vision of liberty
when they threw off tho yoke of Orcnt
Britain. Where are Babylon, Assyria, i
Nineveh, now7 They had no vision. Every
man that has amounted to anything In
tho world had a vision. Alexander tho
Great, Caesar, Columbus, Ttaphacl, An
gela, Robert Fulton, KU Whitney, Edison,
"Tho zeaeon why you nro a Christian Is
because you had n. vision of being some
thing better than a sinner.
'"The reason I nm preaching Is because I
had a vision. I want to get prayer and
personal work In order that wo may have
more of a vision,
BETTER CITY IN VIEW.
"Just as Philadelphia has a vision will
It be a better city. Just as you as a cltl
en have a vision will Philadelphia havo
k vision. Whenover a community sags
morally It's because tho citizens Bag
morally. Whenever n church sags spirit
ually It's because the membership Kags.
"It makes mo laugh to hear an old
deacon get down on his knees and pray
for a greater vision when his old worjflly
wlfo Is gadding to card parties nnd his
frizzled little sissy of a daughter Is going
"Here are the reasons why the church
doesn't have visions. Tho first Is disre
spect of Christ as the Son of Cod. Who
Is a liar! He that denies Christ Is the
Son of Cod and doesn't believe In salva
tion by repentance and Heaven and hell.
That's tho reason there aro no visions.
We have too many damnable heresies and
sntl-Chrlsts harping and yowling around.
"Another roason Is the criticism of tho
Bible. We havo too many rank skeptics
and Infidels In the pulpltH. Korao of them
say thcro aro four Isaiahs. The big muts.
What difference does that make? There
Is a kind of reverent criticism that seeks
to clarify dues, etc., but I desplso the
mon who try to wreck. my faith by
"Thero are threo kinds of critics. First,
those who uould like to'seo the Bible go
because It rebukes their sins. Poor fools.
The second class of critics like to ape
scholarship. They stand up and say the
cons-tU3 of tho latest scholarship says,
'Tour consensus of 'the latest scholarship
can go to perdition.'
"The third class are tho devout, rover
"Don't fear all tho pin head critics that
mock and deride a great effort like this.
"Let them blow nnd spout and spew
all they please, but It will never shake.
"Tho church Is at fault. There Is a little
book called tha grammar of the church
which says tho church has lost its In
terrogation point. At the time of Pente
cost men asked 'What can these thingB
be?' and marveled. They don't now. Men
aren't staggering back and marveling
nojv and the church has lost Its , power
"I'm not afraid of being undignified, I'm
cared to death of being dignified. I can
preach a nice sermon, but you don't need
"The church has lost Its possessive
case. You say the Saviour and not my
"Tho church has lost its Imperative
mood. The church doesn't say to the evils.
'Stop.' If the church members stopped
playing cards the miserable card pluylng
business would die out, and we'd stop
breeding gamblers. If no church mem
bers voted for the saloon the saloons
-would all wriggle Into hell whero they
belong. A lot of you miserable whelps
voted for the saloon. I'll shoot your hido
full of holes. I havo as much respect for.
you as I have for tne saiooniteeper.
"If the church members stopped patron
izing tho theatre they would go out of
business. A. lot of you women go off to
tho show and see a lot of girls dancing
round without enough clothes on to flag
a, handcar or make a tall of a kite, and
you come back and say you are' 'so re
freshed.' You come and hear me and you
say I'm 'so vulgah!'
"I throw a little slop to the hogs, but
X never crawl over Into the pen and eat
"CHURCH NEEDS TREATMENT."
"In the East the sheep have rubbing
posts and those that have lice or bugs
go up and rub against the posts and tha
shepherd sees them and picks them out
of the flock for treatment The church
people are rubbing against card parties
and theatre, and you need a little treat
ment, and I'm trying to give It to you.
Tou are. like the hobo who saw tho
quotation, 'Flea as a bird to the moun
tain,' and remarked that ho never saw
them as big as birds.
"The church has lost its present tense.
Now Is the time for salvation. Sometimes
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You might at ioelt shoot peat
against Gibraltar, or try to dam
Niagara wHth toothpicks, as to at'
tack Qod's word.
When thJ dap comes that every
man with hit name on the church
record stands solid against the ta
loon, thai day will see the saloon
business go to hell.
One upright, Ood-f caring poor man
Is worth a dozen boosc-holsting mil
lionaires, and you'd better believe it.
A man is a fool who thinks be
cause he don't believe there's a hell
that his opinion shuts the door and
puts the fire out.
If all you needed here were preach
ers, Philadelphia would have been
In Acnt'cii long ago.
Tho man who turns his back on
Jesus Christ will go to hellthat's
When you sneer at revivals you
spit In the face of dad; you Jab
your hands In the blcdlng palms and
feet and body of Jesus Ohrtst; you
push the crown of-thorns doton fur
ther on his head; you taught at him
on the way to Oolgotha,
Your Ohilstlan churches are som
nolent, like they'd taken the devil's
optatcsl They're dcadt dcadl
A lot of you women go off to the
theatre and sec a lot of girls danc
ing around without enough clothes
on to flag a handcar, or make a tall
of a kite, and you come back and
say you arc "so refreshed." You
come and hear me and you say I'm
the ministers aro wrong. The preachers
havo lost tholr vision.
"Doctor Arnold, of Rugby, wroto to
Dean Stanley that when he ceased to feci
an emotion when n new boy camo to
school he would quit teaching, nnd when
I can't feel an emotion when I'm talking
about Jesus Christ I will stick my Bible
under my arm and leavo tho pulpit for
ever. "If you've been hero night nfter night
and don't feel an emotion at these mcot
lngs, where there nre hundreds of sinners
and you rub elbows with them, then It's
time for you to get down on your knees
and ask God what's the matter. You have
"Get a vision of my Christ and you
won't seo the devil hold up a card or the
opera before your eyes," he declared, and
finished with n prayer for more vision and
thanking God for the meetings ho had
already held nnd asking a blessing on the
meetings to come.
Afternoon and Might
HERE follows the text of the formal
prepared sermon delivered last night
by Mr. Sunday. The evangelist did not
adhere to his sermon. Deviations and
thoy are- many, picturesque and char
acteristically forceful are to be found In
the general account of what took placo
yesterday at the tabernacle:
"The hour Is come. It Is very evident
to mo that Jesus knew that tho Father
would understand what He meant when
Ho Bald 'the hour Is come.' He did not
say I have met with a difficulty down
here In my mediatorial work, something
He had no thought about, or expectod
would ever occur, but, the hour Is come
for which I came Into the world, around
which all hours In the history of the
world centre. That hour meant more for
you and me and all generations of the
world than all the hours In the history
of tho world. Jesus did not mean a
period of CO minutes. It was many days
after he had uttered these words before
the incident to which He referred to In
my next text took place His crucifixion.
Tho Lord knew of our gicat struggle with
the powers of darkness and God had given
His promise that the seed of the woman
should crush tho head of the serpent, and
the world had been looking forward for
many thousands of years to that very
"Imagine what would have been tho
feelings of the people of Jerusalem If
Jesus had fulled, as It had been prophesied
He would, to arise after three days. I
think they would have draped their pul
pits In mourning and nailed a black cross
over the door of hope If the three days
came and went away and Jesus was still
In the tomb. But at the end of the third
day, as Ho said He would. He arose from
the grave and walked forth from the
grave a supreme conqueror from the dark
domain of death, and He lives forever
with the saints and reigns, and I am not
worshiping a dead Jew In the tomb of
Joseph of Aramnthea. but a living, reign
ing Christ who sits at the right hand of
God. from whence Ho will come to Judge
the living and the dead. Tha hour Is
"A. man who sins places limitations upon
himself. He places Intellectual limitations
upon himself, physical limitations upon
himself, and If he lives In sin he is a fool,
and a man who champions the cause of
the devil does not deserve the name of a
man and forfeits all rights In my opinion
to respect and decency, and I don't care
a contlneptal who he Is.
"The cross of Christ was the connecting
link between the Old and New Testament.
"I don't Intend to confine my remarks
to the historical facts, beneficial as It
would be, but I would Ilka to draw a few
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lessons. First, the hour is come to realize
that the church Is not thq end. The
church Is tho means to tho end, and It you
think When you come Into the church that
that Is the end, God havo mercy on you
nnd the church If you are In IL You aro
not In tha church to keep a little spaco
17 Inches'snuare warm, but that church
Is In the community and you nre In that
churrh to make this community a better
community nnd ovorthrow tho sin that
In, In It. And If you do not, tho church
Is a flat failure
"The hour Is come; come for something
else. It has como for plainness of speech
pn the part of the preacher. If you have
nnythlnrf to antagonize, out with It;
specify sins nnd sinners. You can al
ways count on a decent publla to right
a wrong, nnd any public that won't right
a wrong Is a good one to get out of.
PREACHING MADE PLAIN.
"Charles Finney went to Europe to
preach, and In London n famous freo
thinker went to hear him. Tho free
thinker's wlfo' noticed a great chnnge In
him; he was more kind, more affeclionatfl,
more affable, less abusive, and she said.'
'I know what Is the matter with you;
you have been to hear that man from
America preach.' And ho said: 'Wife,
that Is an Insult; that man Finney don't
preach, ho Just makes plain what tho
other fellows preach.' I wish to God
you could say tho samo for mo when
I leavo here, for If preaching could save
you you would have been In heaven long
ngo. You need something else, and by
the grnco of God I am going to give
It to you. Now, tho foremost preacher
of his day was Paul. What ho preached
was not so much Idealism ns prac
ticality; not so much theology, homu
letlcs, exegesis or didactics, but n man
ner of life. I tell you there was no
Bmall fuss about his way of preaching.
When Paul was on the Job tho devil
wns awake. There Is a kind of preach
ing that will never arouBo tho dovll.
" 'He that bcllcvcth not Is condemned
already.' Ho that has not believed In
Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of
Gcd, 1b condemned whero ho sits.
"Too much of tho preaching of today
Is too nice, too pretty, too dainty; It does
not kill. Too many sermons aro Just
given for literary excellence of tho pro
duction. Thoy get a now adjective or
or noun or pronoun you cannot bo saved
by grammar. A little bit of grammar
Is all right, but don't be a big fool and
sit around and criticise becauoo tho
preacher gets a word wrong. If you
do that your head Is filled with buck
oysters and sawdust, if that Is all you
can see In It
"They've been crying peace, peace. Thore
Is no peace. Soma people won't como to
hear mo because thoy are afraid to hear
the truth. Thoy want deodorized, disin
fected sermons. They are afraid to be
stuck over tho dgo of the pit and get
a smell of tho brimstone. You can't get
rid of sin as long as you treat It ns a
cream puff Instead of a rattlesnake. You
can't brush sin away with a feather
duster. Go nsk tho drunkard who has
been made sober whether ho likes 'Bill.'
Go nsk the girl who was dragged from
tho quagmlro of shamo and restored to her
mother's arms whether sho likes 'Bill.'
Go ask tho happy housewife who gets tho
pay envelope every Saturday night In
stead of It going to tho filthy saloon
keeper whether she's for 'BUI. Some
people say, 'Oh, he's sensational.' Noth
ing would be mora sensational than If
Borne of you were to suddenly becomo
decent. I would rather bo a guidepost
than a tombstone.
TRUTH WILL CONVINCE.
"I repeat that anybody who Is docent,
or wantB to Tjo decent, will admire you
when you preach tho truth, although you
riddle them when you do It. Tho hour
Is enmt, my friend. Tho hour Is como
to Lelleve In a revival. Somq people do
not believe In revivals, neither does tho
dovll, so you arc like your daddy.
"I am In favor of overythlng tho devil Is
against, and I am against everything tho
devil Is In favor of, tho dance, tho booze,
the brewery, my friends that havo cards
In their homes. I am against everything
that tho devil Is tn favor of, and I favor
everything tho devil Is against, no mat
tor what It Is. If you know which side
tho devil Is on, put me down on tho
other side any time. If you haven't got
religion enough to bcllcvo In revivals, get
down on your knees and pray until you
got It, or get out of tho church.
"Did you over hear tho story of tho
Scotch shepherd that drove his sheep Into
the fold and counted them over, ono,
two, throe 93, 06, 97, and then camo
Into tho cabin and spoke to tho collln
dog lying In the corner with her puppies
and ho said to her, 'Cis, thero aro three
of them gone; you better go out and
find them.' She Jumped to her feet and
rushed to the door. Tho storm beat In
her face and sho turned back to her
puppies, and he said: 'Go on, I counted
them and there are threo missing; get
them.' She Jumped through tho doorway
and was gone. After a while he heard
her at the door. There she stood with
two of the sheep. Ho went bacK into the
fold and counted a second time, thinking
that he had made a mistake, 91. X, 9t,
97, 98, DD.
LOST SHEEP IS FOUND.
"He came back to the cabin and went
over to tho corner where Bho was lying
with her little ones, nnd ho said: 'I was
right the first time. There were threo.
You found two; thero Is one yet out on
the mountain. Go and get It Hurry
up.' She Jumped to her feet and rushed
to, the door, and she winced and turned
back again to her little ones. Ho said:
'Cis, you won't let that sheep die, will
you? Go and And It' She looked at her
master and she couldn't say no, and sho
bounced through the open door In the
teeth of the storm and was gone. One,
two, three, four hours went by and at
last he heard her scratching on the cabin
door. He threw It open and there she
stood, torn by thorns, battered by the
storm, torn by the ragged rocks, but she
3ffTTH6CTYCHAPVA. i . I .s trflBgT.J vlSSh f ? ' tnHRoLV H,C! fan J J ?
Figures Show Success
of Week's Meetings
Tunni) will nn no beiiv
long in run tabernacle to
day. The only meeting of tthc Sunday
campaign to be held today Is Mrs.
William Ashcr's conferente with the
members of the Extension Commit
tee at the Y. W. C. A lRlh and
Arch streets, at S:.10 o'clock thli
Number of sermons preached
by Mr. Sunday since Jan
uary 3 , n
Number of sermons to Va
preached before the end of
the campaign ,.,.,,,.,,. 101
Approximate attendance yes
terday t 60,000
Approximate grand total at
tendance , 300,000
Approximate average at
tendance dally 39,000
Approximate average at
tendance on Sundays 67,000
Number who "hit the trail"
on first call for converts., 1,1)0
Total yesterday SejOe.fC,
Grand total 13,264,30
Average daily i.l&OM
Average contribution from
each person .05
had found tho sheep that was lost nnd
brought It back.
"Tenderly tho shepherd took the sheep
In his nrms and carried It to the fold.
Ho counted tho third time, one, two,
three, four 93, 90, 97, OS, 99 100. He locked
the door nnd came in Bhe attempted to
reach her Ilttlo ones In tho nest, and had
fallen exhausted. Ho spoko words of
encouragement to her. He patted her
wet ana urenencu cunt, one muuu u. bu
prcme effort to reach her little ones and
fell dead. Sho was a dumb brute and
would do that for her master I Oh, God.
hhe had no thought of Thcol Sho had no
thought only that sho was willing to servo
her master; sho only thought about obey
ing his commands. When Josus oxtends
Ills hands and lifts His thorn-crowned
head and nays: 'Thoy nro lost to the
church of God. Go nnd bring them In.'
wo wlnco and howl and murmur nnd are
not willing to do something to bring them
to Jesus Christ. Tho hour Is como.
"It would bo a great thing If wo could
sing tho doxology full metro. How about
It? Let's havo it.
"The hour Is como to offer yourselves
to God. Tho hour Is come. He that be
llcveth not is condemned. It may be tho
man who bears your name. It may be
tho one who sits ncross from tho table
tvhen you cat The hour Is come. Oh,
God, help them, we pray, and guldo them
aright. Tho hour Is come. How many
of you men and women ore willing to
como down here and accept Christ. Tho
hour Is come.
"Say, Josus, I think there are thousands
going to help God, help them wo pray
and guide. Sing the 'Ninety and Nino.'
How mnnv of you men and women will
como down here?"
"DEVIL ON THE RUN'
Continued from Face One x
hundreds of persons to press forward.
And as they camo they sang and tho au
dlcnco sang that beautiful old hymn, "At
tho Cross, at the Cross Whero I First
Saw the Light," and trouble-scarred
mothers nnd wives laughed through their
toars as they saw their wayward sons
and daughters and their careless hus
bands dcclaro their belief In Christ nnd
bravely offer to fight His fight
Tho first convert goes to tho Oak Park
United Presbyterian Church. Ho said
that was the church of his choice when
ho signed Ufd card stating that he accept
ed Jesus Christ as his Personal Saviour.
His name Is William W. Moon, and his
homo Is nt 5120 Irving street. West Phila
delphia. Almost before "Billy" had given
tho Invitation to como forward ho bound
ed from ono of the front.se.its and rushed
up to tho evangelist nnd grasped his
Tho first woman to touch the hand of
tho evangelist wns Mrs. Anna Wllfong,
674S Market street. The first person to
reach Mr. Sunday In tho evening was
another woman. Sho made her way
through tho sawdust aisles on crutches.
Her name Is Mrs. ICate Qunstl, and her
homo Is at 2039 East Erlo avenue. Sho
was followed by two negro women, one
whom was without sight, and back of
them came two neatly clothed young
women, their nrms about each other nnd
tears flowing from their eyes.
Immediately following tho young wo
men camo two sailors from the battleship
Minnesota and a stooped-shouldered man
with his nged wife Back through tho
broad sections of tho crowded tnbcrnaclo
men and women flowed forth nnd rushed
forward through the sawdust aisles. On
and on thoy flowed, nnd "Billy" grasped
each of their hands ns they stepped to
the platform and pronounced upon thorn
a little blessing. Then they were received
by tho Rev. E. H. Kmmott, Joe Splece
and other workers of tho Sunday party,
who guided them Into tho glory rows in
front of tho building.
They would not sit down for some time,
as tho line continued to march forward.
Jumping up and down, many of them
shouted, "Glory to God," while "Hallelu
jahs" rang through' tho rough rafters.
The call for converts came as a surprise
to most of the audience. It was a dra
matic appeal, such ns only "Billy" Sun
day could make. Ho had scored with
every verbal thrust. He had offered a
prayer for the redemption of Philadel
phia. It seemed that ho was about to
stop and throw on his great coat and
leave the building. But Jn a second his
eyes lit up and Into the faces of the
multitude he hurled the cull:
"The hour Is come. Oh, you people,
oh, you ministers to rescue the perishing,
care for the dying. The hour haB come
to' go out Into the highways and by
ways, out In the broad roads of the earth
and bring In the souls for Christ. Will
you do It? Wilt you go out In His
Hands flashed high Into the n)r, mnny
Jumped to their feet In ho far-away
corners. All, so It seemed, wero will
ing to pray for "Billy" nnd the success
of tho campaign, nnd to make personal
efforts to make It como. Then thcro wa
a long pause, after which tho evangelist
spoke nnd started tlto men and women
to "'hit the trail."
" "Tho hour Is comet' How many of you
men and w6mcn will come up to me,
grasp my hand and sny, 'Here'B my hiyid,
I glvo my heart for God, nnd will go out
to live my best In His namo'?
"How many of you? How many of
yon 7 How many of you?"'
Ho wns thumping tho pulpit Until It
quivered with every question. Suddenly
he stilled his shouts, leaned out over the
throng, nnd In a voice a soft voice, a
sweet voice, n voice ho had not used In
Philadelphia before ho cried:
When the rush had subsided, Sunday
mounted a chair, fin collar trns limp,
hi j hair was ruffled and perspiration wns
flowing from his face,
"Oil! Ohl" ho shouted. "Pray, you
Christians. Pray, and your prayers will
shako tho world and shako tho gates of
Heaven! This Is only an indication of
what God will dol Wo vorge on tho
greatest tlmo for God that His church
lias over sccnl"
It seemed that men nnd women wero
fighting their wny to feel tho touch of
Sunday's hand Two women nnd a man
fainted. Cards wero passed to them by
the personal workers and secretaries, and
tho men nnd women' wrote their namcit
nnd addresses on tho cards nnd expressed
the church of their preference. Then, In
unison, they chanted after "Billy" the
words, "I accept Jesus Christ ns my per
'As tho "trall-hlttcrs" surged forward
the tune was ahanged to that grand, old
revival hymn, "I am Coming, Lord," nnd
this chorus rang out In tho building over
and over nnd ngntn:
"I am coming, Lord,
Cnmlnir now In Th,n!
Wash me, cleanse mo In the blood
That flowed on Calvary."
40,000 HEAR SERMON.
"The Hour Is Come," Billy Sunday
gavo that powerful sermon twice yester
day. Forty thousand porsons heard
It, 20,000 at night and 20,000 at tho after
noon service With his morning congre
gation, Sunday reached approximately
60,000 persons, whllo nearly 80,000 moro
struggled vainly to hear him. If he was
powerful In tho afternoon, he was
oven moro so at night, when, banging
away at the samo things dancing, cler
gymen, apathy, lack of faith, and tho
"work of tho devil" ho made his great
plea for converts.
"You've resisted Christ so long," shouted
Sunday, "that you c7jmo here with not a
hair on your heads between you and per
dition. "When Adam and Evd ate tho apple
they Incurred tho penalty of death. That's
tho renson I've got to die, and I'm cut
ting 20 years off my life, the doctors 'tell
me, by showing you hell and heaven as
I do that's tho reason jou'vo got to die.
That's tho reason they back tho white
hearse up to your houso and tako your
Rago at parish houso dances turned
him on tho ministers. "Oh. why do you
swell up like poisoned pup7" he snnrled.
Ho stood before their section. Ho shook
hln fists. His body quivered from crown
to toe. He stampod "Where did you
MethodlstB como from. Bishop Berry,
If not from tho blessing of God on
Charles Wesley?" It was tho first tlmo
ho had spoken a man's name from jtho
pulpit, nnd a sharp breach sprang up
from the audience, aghast at what might
follow. But Sunday went on to the other
"Whero did you Lutherans come from,
If not from the blessing of God through
Luther? Where did you Presbyterians
como from. If not from tho blessing of
God through John Calvln7 Whero did
you nil come from. Episcopalians, Bap
tists, Disciples, all of you. If not through
tho blessing of Cod?
"The, hour has como for plain speech
about religion. Thank God I don't wor
ship, and, peoplo of Philadelphia, I don't
ask you to worship, a dead Jew sleeping
In the garden of Joseph. Suppose Jesus
Christ hadn't triumphed over death nnd
the angels' harps had been still nnd tho
angels' voices silent But he did tri
umph." Ho shouted It again. "He rose
up. He threw aside the napkin, Ho walked
out of the sepulchre, He conquered earth
and hell. He was tho victor over tho dark
domain, and He lives.
"The old ceremonial law ended with the
cross, and tho living gospel is what we
live by In Philadelphia today."
Ho flung out again against the church.
"Oh, tho .churches that think that tho
solo end is membership! They're not a
blessing to anybody. The churches are
hero to save Philadelphia far Jcsii.
Christ. You can preach to moro culture
and more money than there e.vcr was
Jn the world, before .and less religion;
preach In churches whero they won't
let the servants In the pews, and they
pat their sleek sides, and tho old town
all tho tlmo Is hitting It straight for
"Why, If you had to wait until that
bunch did things you'd be dead and
burled, and tho devil would have you 40
years before anybody noticed It," he said.
"Gospel service would bo some innovation
to that bunch," he grinned.
But he told how a "llvo wire" got n
"bunch of gospol hymns" nnyway, nnd
ndvcrtlsed 'a real gospel meeting In tho
slums and the red'llght districts and the
saloons, nnd everywhere else "Impossi
ble," and how they camS "They sang
'Ring the Bells of Heaven, for There's
Joy Today,' " he shouted, "and the old
elder's voice rose above the voice of the
(000 soprano, -who didn't understand a
word of what she was singing. That old
elder had a voice that was a cross be
tween a klngblll and a donkey, but ho
knew what he -was singing that night, all
Ho made a blazing climax with a Btory
of how ft rich Woman, who kept a bar
and a gambling hell In her house, was
reclaimed by n preacher Then ho
smashed out again.
REPLY TO "BILLY" SUNDAY,
"Belief In Dovll Only Superstition,"
Says tho Kev, 0. E. St. John.
Belief In a personal dovll li baicd on
superstition, according to the Rev. Charles
E. St. John, who preached oil "Heaven
and Hell" In tho First Unitarian Church,
21st and Chestnut streets, yesterday.
Although tho Rov. Mr. St. John nnd
other Unitarian ministers mnda no direct
attack upon "Billy" Sunday, they fre
quently alluded to the ovangcllst's re
marks, Tho Rov. Kenneth E. Evans, of tho
Glrnrd Avenue Unitarian Church, said:
"Mr. Sunday's hell Is moro attractive
than his heaven. Hell was not Ilrst dis
covered by tho early Christians, nor havo
they yet obtained complete control of It
Tho Christians, howovcr, explored It or
claimed It moro fully. Medloval litera
ture Is full of accounts of It, with tho
horrible tortures Inflicted on various kinds
"The problem of the futuro remains, but
Its barbaric solution can no longer bo
NO MORE RESERVATIONS
Sunday Party Decldos Not to Provide
for Visiting: Delegations.
Reservations for out-of-town delega
tions nt the "Billy" Sunday revival
meetings in tho tnbernnclo will soon bo
discontinued. This announcement has
been mndo by Georgo M. Sunday, tho
evangelist's son, who said tho Interest
Philadelphia was taking In tho revival
meetings wns so great that tho seating
capacity of tho tabornneln Imri n.inn,iv
been found Inadequate.
Tho younger Mr. Sunday, who Is In
charge of tho seating arrangements at tho
tabernacle, says that requests for reser
vations would moro thnn fill tho tnbor
nnclo ovcry night After tho services on
Friday night, tho Sunday party hold n
confcrcnco nnd decided that In order to
accommodato tho general public only n
part of tho tabernacle could bo hold In
roscrvo for delegations nt any of tho serv
MARSHALL Pj WILDER
ST. PAUL, Jon. 11. Marshall P. Wilder,
author and humorist, died nt a hotel hero
yesterday of heart disease, complicated
by a slight attack of pneumonia. Mr,
Wlidor had been In poor health for tho
last two weeks and on Friday was forced
to cancel his engagement nt a vaudevlllo
theatre. Tho Tsody was sent to rdlitlvcj
In Now York. Mr. Wilder vnut ono of
tho most vvldoly known entertainers nnd
was familiar to theatre-goers of many
countries. Ho was seen in London annu
ally from 18.13 to 1S99, and by request ap
peared beforo tho Prlnco of Wales (lato
King Edward VII). Ho was tho author
of "Pcoplo I've Smiled With," "The Sunny
Side of the Street," "Smiling Around tho
World," and wns editor ot "Tho Ten
Books of tho Merrymakers." Ho mado
his homo In Aynntlc City.
ALBERT J. BOARDMAN
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 11. Albert J.
Boardmnn, a former resident of Phila
delphia, and a prominent figure In finan
cial circles, died at his homo In Beverly
Hills on Saturday afternoon. Mr. Board
man took a prominent part In the early
dovolopmcnt of Minneapolis, whero ho
lived for some years. Ho was nt ono
tlmo candldato for Mayor of that city
and served several terms In tho Minne
sota Stato Senate. Whllo a resident of
Philadelphia, Mr. Boardman held largo
gas Interests. He wins 61 years old.
TOLEDO, O.,' Jan. 11. Edwin Gold
smith, 75 years old, is dead here after
nn illness or two diaya Mr. Goldsmith
served In tho Civil War ns 'adjutant of
itho 100th Indiana Volunteer Infantry,
having enlisted while n resident of An
gola, Ind. Ho was with General Shenfhan
In his march to tho sea and In the cntlro
Atlanta campaign. For 21 years ho had
been cashier of tho Customs Ofllco hero.
OAKLAND, Cnl., Jan. 11'. Thomas Der
mot. father of Lady Forbes-'Robertson,
who, before her marriage to the English
actor, was iMIss Gcrtrudo Elliott and
Maxlno Elliott, died here yesterdny from
a stroko of paralysis, 'Ho was 78 years
old. On Frldny Mr. Dermot visited his
son-in-law, Sir Johnstono Forbes-Robertson,
In San Francisco and apparently woo
enjoying good health.
CHARLES S. PRICE
JOHNSTOWN, Pa.. Jan. 11. Charles S.
I'rlco, for 18 years general manager of
the Cambria Steel Company and later Its
president, died yesterday nt his home
In Wcstmont of heart disease. Ho was a
director In a large number of the leading
corporation f Johnstown, and "was ono
of tho Incorporators of tho Conenmugh
Valley Memorial Hospital Association.
GEORGE S. CODURN
George S. Coburn, 71) years old, died sud
denly of heart disease today whllo tn tho
waiting room at tha Allen Lane Station
of the Pennsylvania Railroad. Coburn
-was a tinsmith and had lived In German
torvn all his life.
MRS. WARREN R. DIX
ELIZABETH, N. J Jan. 11. Mrs, Vir
ginia Loroy Dlx, wife of Wnrren, R. Dlx,
lawyer and former Superintendent Purw
llo Schools ot Elizabeth, died yesterday
at her home. For many years Mrs. Dly
took an actlvo Interest In ths ch.,
nnd cliuroh work of this vlclnlt
""1 i"'"'" "" tremens Fat.,
Assoatlon, manager of tha h6tLt
Aged Women, and a member of
uuaru ui .unnagers ot the Jau.i1
branch of tho Society for the nvii .
Crlnbtfcd Children nf N.i. .'?'
Mrs. Dlx linil nlntintwl 4 t.t.-. If'
In fout .In l. !,. M .ri..""""". !US
marriage. " " enw U-S
MAJOR H, M. DltEWSTBll
oi iuiiurijjju, xvi nan., jntt n ai , 1
Henry M. Brewster, who OTmmgjMMOT
Military Patrol Service In WnS" ttJ
tho night President Lincoln S?
slnated, died hero yesterday. iur,Ha
officer of tho 57th Wow VnA SH
during tho Civil War. '"Pant
HOI'l'.UAN AYKKR. on Juno.,, t . M
William Mi. Ayre, ot 1'hlTaa.Utf ,h Ut
HAIinoUIt. On January lo. inn .ll
TIIHW, husband of Pauline Ba?65,,WiN
widened of hl brother In -law. ttViTO1 Nl
iiiy, Uorranntown. "'""" " CZ
IlltOOKS. On January 8, 101B. a h v
Ml We.t Stnto st Trenton N. j "A?S?
ULMCIl nitOOKS. widow oi the nl.11!
ter A. nrookn. D. t.. nnd elSist Sf".
nf thn Into Ifnn. John T. ?5 ii' S.tllt'
private. " M-uS
lIltOlVN. Suddenly, on "January s iJfiB
xi unit uiiu nun wt uiu into imtririkl iT
Margaret Urotvn. Itelatlves and friend. V
Invited to nttend the funeral erc,. W
Tuesday nftrrnoon, at 1 o'clock, at hi. i.,'
residence, Hl.1i) Morton St., acrmantoVr! li?
terment private. " ')
BUCHANAN. J)n January 8, lBKi, Mi.Jifcai
n.. wife of Oeoree If. Onrhnn.n . m?HIK,
tlvcs nnd friends aro Invited to attend ii.i
funeral sorlcca, on Tuesday afternoon .?
2 sir. o'clock, at her lato residence MMOriS
lirook nc. Interment at West Laurel nt!
-'Cemctory. Conveyances will bo In wsltiiirSi
i. -:;.:. ."sr
Ocrbrootc Station to meet train iei.ti7;lfa
Hroad St. Station at 1:45 p. m. TOg,
COItDKItV. At Fellowship, N. J, on -nary
10, IMS, SAMUnt, t, dortDERr
from rellonslilp, N. J Interment Bolail'
COX. On January Oth, 101B, LOUISA
nnuKiiter or mo into inenv nnd Harriet rw
ltelatlvca and friends, nro Invited to iiiS
Wednesday. January 11, at 1 a
nt her Into residence. 14:
"th t. InufJ'
Clti:,Uli:it. On January 10, IfJIB, at fc,
inff, i'n., jipipiji ji., who or ueorsi 1J
Utccl to attend tha funeral sen Ices, on W3
ni'Buiij, utjiu.wjr ., hi. j,. in , iron br.
in,i, ,.mk..wv, . A.buu.t.b. n, Aiueroiesi
uiHissi.MiiiAji. suiiaeniy, on Jnnuarj t:
101S, JAMES II. CnOSSINOHAM, tttti'U
vcnrB. llolntlvcs nnd friends, also Mif.ui
Lodge 200, P. nnd A, it.; Oermantown Outi
ter Ko. 203, It A. M. : Qermantoirn Coa
wuiiuvry ,io. o, n.. x.l l nun. uonjlltorr
l'hlln Counsel, Lu Lu Temple, A. A. O. x,
M. S. : employes of James II. Crosslarkm.
nnd religious, fraternal and business ortul-FiMfl
vltcd to attend tho funoral. on TucVtsv. ,ti
1 :S0 o'clock, from his late residence. 301 ti
Cheltcn ave , Qln. Services In the First DA I
tlst Church. East I'rlco at., at ZilS. !m.... 1
ment nt Ivy Hill Cemetery. Itemalns mtjitt
Mewed on Monday everdng from 8 to l :
i.uiioen, . i pnpers pieaso copy,
DA.NNICNIIAIIHK On .Tnnuarv If) nil '
C1IAKM..H II., husband or tho late Jtauiil
f. m , from the restdenre of his pon, Mil
I. U. Uannenhauer, ,23111 South UmswS!
st. Interment private. . dm .
lLVJI.K. On Junuary 10. 1015. at the.ttCT'5
iivnw ui iim buii, ucorKo j-igie, near I4ci.f
horno, Pa., AI.11UIITIS KAOLG. FunaJll
,iii ufc newitnvji rresrjyirrian unapelni
Thursday, January 14, nt 11 a. m. Into-'
PAST. On Jnnuary 0, 11)15, Mrs. ANT01S.
I3TTU V. TAST. Funornt on Tuesda;
rni on xuesuav
Ing, at 0:30 o'clock, from tho resldcnci ttb
IMward C. Fnst, 413 S. ta bJ3
Solemn IlAnulem Mann nt Kr. .ln.onh'a mitnk
at 10:30 o'clock, to which her relatlui utfWBt'
iricnus are inviteu, interment privaie, . 1
rOKKMAN. In Pottstown, on tho 7tnlnit.i
JOHN 1-OUI3.MAN, in his 02d year. Tin ! '
tlvea and friends of tho family nrs runtt.,l
fully Invited to attend thq funeral, fron MiJjMj
late residence, (131 High St., on Vattiu.ZW
January .', 1U1&, at z;w o ciock p. ra. ja
terment private hi
IlINltl.lI. On January 10. 101B. AKN1
iKMZAUETil I1INKX.B, at her late redUtntt..,,,
11)11 North Croakev St. Funeral nrlynl. flar"
Wednesday, at 2 p. m Interment prrUv;Wj!i 1
luiisiuu icinei-ry t
IIOIHii:. On January U. 1015. MAIIY EUZ.V
jKituiii tiuLHju uaugnicr oi mo late ui &. i
lam and Anna 'Pace, flclatlv cs and mefidi P-3..J
of tho family aro Invited to
funetnl services on Tuesday afternoon,
noon, si z
o-ciock. at ner late resiaenco.
UnA at if ftvB t- rtlirntA
LOCK On January 10. 1015, JIEnMAlSI
i.vwiv, uunuunu lit jiuruura ijgiv, in luiem (.
year. Due notice of the funeral will Ml "jy
given, from his lato residence, DOS Nortl,' .it,
filth it. rt- . .
MeMON'AOI.R. On January 10. 1015. WINI-l
J'ltlil), widow of Cornelius
I'TJneral on Tftursdav. at 8:'H)
at 8:10 a, m., froai
clsety. interment New Cathedral Cemeter;.?
Mfl.Nf-! ttn .Tnnunrv II mm. Mr. RAnlil
lia oriu .itiin sc. iiigii .Mass vi ueiruro-. un
hi St. Acntha'B r'htirrh. nt in n. m. rre. w a
A ill I.N i;. Funeral strictly prhate, on Tvfi iiUr
day, nt 2 o'clock, from tho residence of bsrj; , ,
grandson, Frank Whlpp, 0131 Itldge m,t ?a
Hoxboroush. Interment at Wektminttcr Ceofl lint
tery. - 5 oil
OW UN. At her fate residence. S5S Kislft jj?
road. Cynwul. on January 8, 1015. EMZi-V 3 w
UnTH TAT!.!?!, wife of Wm. P. Owerc t? Wd
neral ttervlces nnd Interment private , hart
I'ltEIlW:. On January 10. 1015. HAIUtr tif ii,.
huslund or MamlH I'roUlo. Funeral MrrtiJ
nn Thursday, nt S p. m., nt his late rm-t
demc, 2,"0u East lloston ne, Intermett am
North Cedar Hill Cemetery. A H
ItlCIIAItDS On January 10. 1015, KATllr J
McCtiATCHIfY. wire of Charles II. nicbnU Bso
Func.ul services on Wednesday, at Sn.su aij
at ner late resinenco, .til- wilder si. luiur'
mont nu Aiortau cemetery A
bt'inVKIITIllOIHI On January 10. JMM
IIATILDA, Btdor. ot Herman It. Bell"!;
fcger. Funeral services on Wednesday, t
p. m. precisely, at residence of ner aauxwr.
Mrs. Altert Kckhardt, l'J.i Bast Ufllcnur
Slll'.l'. On January 10. lll'lS. ELUAKOR &
...,.. l ...... ,Al. 'r uh.. n.l 71 atf.i
Helatlves and friends aro Invited to tt4
tho funernl ervlces on Thursday, i
a. hnp lain rpalrin,. PHmnfl. I)el&tl
County, I'a, Interment prlvnto. Trains UMi
iiroan (itrcet Biation for i-rimos i
M'KVKNH. On Jnnuary 0. 101B, MABTiU
W. bTUVrJNH. dnuKhtcr of Kate and the UM
IMccno Btovcns. Itelatlves nnd friends in
Invited to nttend tho funoral services ;
n...A..lnu mnr.ilnp TntninV 1' fit 11 O tlWfc
at her late residence, WW N 13th. WW
ment private, in Mount Pence .Cemetery
m. i.ncM ,-... ,..-.. tn IDIK AT.FHEV.
W. TAI'PEN. in Ms 8(lth year. IUIatlwl
and friends nre Invited to attend the ruMis
.-. l-n.. .... IP,,..,.,, n,nnAn at ? A lO?fc!
nt his late reslderce, bprlng ave., Ogonti, ifn
niermenc private. ..
YTALDMIItlC At her home, 130 South
Harry W. Waldmire. Funeral service m
Tuesday, at 8 p. m., at the apartment)
OlUer St. llair, 1820jChestnut at. InteniJ
st., on January 10, ivio, iua jwv-c '
WINK. On Tunuitv 10. IBIS. IiAUBA Vl
?MA, ; ?V A-,, of3
late Capt. Philip Stublng. runeral rfS
nn Tmidiv. January 12. at 8 P. tn.. ?.
r.Rtdence nt fcnr hrnther.ln-law. George &.?J
S7I8 North Carlisle st. Interment Vrli