Evening public ledger. (Philadelphia [Pa.]) 1914-1942, January 14, 1915, Night Extra, Page 6, Image 6

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Evangelist of Today Kept
Old-time Pitchers Guess
ing, But Was Never
Known as a Slugger.
Thtre Is contrast between tls- "Billy"
Sunday that hits to hnrd In the taber
nacle pulpit and the "Hilly" Sunday tJmt
faced the National League pitchers as a
member of lite Chicago While Sox, the
Tltlsburgh IMrates anil the Phillies IxiCk
in the eu's mm In Iwo. "Billy's" balling
average has Increased, anil Instead of
beating out Infield singles, the evangelist
U now hitting so hnnl thAt lls (111 ven
take him right home.
When "Hilly" goes Into the pulpit to
take his lilt at the sins of the sinners onn
oon see him pull up his shoulder anil
push aut his elbows like the graceful
fleet-footed batsman wno steps Into the
box lo Int the ball The crowds In the
tabrrnac.e. Jim like the crouds that
used lo (111 the grandstand .nt the 1'hlllles'
grounds, hardly know Just what to cx
Pet from"HIUy" when he steps Into the
"Hilly" kept the old-time pitchers guess
ing There were times when he hit the
ball hard, and there weie times when
he laid down little bunts nnd bent them
out. ,Hls speed as a runner wns oiii of
his biggest assets ns a batsman Kilt
with It all he never shone ns miii'h as a
batftnan ns he does us mi eviinge 1st.
Sam Thompson, of the 1'hi.lLs, Uov
Ittior Tener, who then plnyed wlih the
Chicago team; oM 1'op Ansuti, l-;d Ui-la-hanty
and Connie -Muck, ns well as other
stars of their daj, led Bundny at the
bHt "Billy's" best jear at Hie bat was
117. Before that time nud even In that
jenr "Billy" could hardly ba considered a
regular player on his team. In fact, In
all the years that he played ball he was
generally behind the other placers In the
number of games played.
His absence from the game on' 'Octo
ber S, 18S9, cost him n chance to decide
a championship, even though lie was on
a second division team The New York
and the Uoston teams were running a
neck-to-ncck race for the pennant that
year. Two points separated them. The
last games were to be played that day.
New York wan to play Cleveland, and
Boston was scheduled to play Pittsburgh
Sunday was playing In the outfield for
the Pittsburgh team, but for some leasuii
he did not Play, The Pittsburgh team
beat Boston hy the score of 6 to 1, and
New York won the .pennant. So "Hilly:'
lost his chance to receivo credit for help
ing to win a championship f,or New York.
rn 1SS7. out nf a season of more than
100 games, Sunday played In 4S and hnd
a baiting BVi-mp of ,li'J. This was ,hls
high-water mark, and (he careful rec
ords that were kept by Sporting Life for
those years do not show him In the .300
class again.
Yet there were times when Sunday was.
a terror with the batt In the early part
of the season of .1&83 the box scores show
that. he.was hitting the ball hard. Two
home runs, a three-bagger and n double
were his record for extra base hits In a
single week But after that he settled
down to a fnlrly steady hitter of scratch
singles, with an occasional extra base
hit mixed in, and finished tho season
ylth on average of .2!, which waa hardly
enough to bo considered good hitting for
an outfielder, when Brouthers, of the
Boston team, led tho league with an
average of .378.
"Billy" had a better record In 1890, the
lest year he played the game, and was
fiequentiy spoken of as the leader of his
team at bat In the newspaper reports of
the Individual games. In the series' be
tween; the Phillies nnd Pittsburgh in
June of that year, "BlUy" stepped Into a
fast pitched ball and was on the hospital
list for several days. In the Public
Lr.naER of Juno 24, 1S90, there Is the fol
lowing account of the accident:
"The only incident tp mar the game
was-an accident to Centre Fielder Sunday
that may result In Keeping that popular
player ofT the field for a week or two.
While at bat In the third,. Inning he was
struck on the shoulder by a swiftly
pitched ball, and was compelled to re
"The Phillies, lost the second game,"
the writer says', "but errors by Larpque
and -Sunday gave them live runs in the
first inning."
As this comment might suggest,
"Billy"' sometimes made costly errors,
but. In the evangelist's own words, that Is
the subject of another sermon.
"BlUy" was hitting well Just before the
accident. On June 21, "the best hitting
was done by Sunday, who, out of five
time at bat, cracked out two singles and
a- double." That must be considered high
praise when one considers that he was
batting with such men as "Ed" Dela
hanty, "Sam" Thompson, "BlUy" Hamil
ton and the rest of the old-time Phllly
After his accident Sunday again hit
well, and when he was transferred to the
Phillies later In the season he hit con
sistently and was often" seen In the box
score among the heavy hitters. Tho
Phillies were anxious to get Sunday for
their team.
They hart the championship bee In their
bonnets strong,- and they wanted Sunday
to help them out. "Billy" was a valuable
man to the learn; despite his light hitting,
and when he once got on the bases his
speed made hm one of the most danger
ous base runners In the game. Ills bat
ting average that year was ,265, but he
made 127 base hits In US games, and as a
base stealer was second only to "BlUy"
Hamilton, the Phillies' left fielder.
Continued from Paso One
tlnually trying to attract crowds through
preaching on "foolish, popular subject,"
"Billy" said:
"There are many foolish, short-dghted
ministers who are satisfied. If they can
only draw a large crowd. Some are as
crazy after sensation aa the yellowest
newspaper that ever came off the press.
That's the reason we have these sermons
on 'the hobble skirt' anil 'the merry
widow hat," and other nonsensical torn
myrot If there weren't so many light
rotnded fellows breaking Into pulpits you
would have to work harder and sweat
more. I wouldn't give a snap of my
fingers for a big crowd If there weren't
any devils cast out"
And. as the evangelist made thU state
ment, he sneered at the clergymen, shook
bis head and the perspiration flew (rem
hie face In big drops. Then the grat
audience that tilled the tabernacle went
wild and applauded and laughed until
tears came Into hundreds of eyes.
Turning next to church member.
"BHly" shook hi fist at the audience and
Ther; are Some of you people In this
Vg crowd that have the devil in you.
Uaybe you don't treat your wife square.
Maybe you cheat In your weights. Get
rid of U devil? What does It matter if
a cuurrti ts, poked to the roof if aottuo
bsppens to turn the devil paleT What
Is i lie use of pulling cfcalra la the aisles
t there u no devil to chuut down the
s.siM b4 out the a.u? Ttie object of
Ha. cburch (s ta ei ut lvUc
W be Jmus caja uuwd Irtrni the
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At the Tabernacle.
t p. m Mr. Sunday will deliver
hit Jirrmnn: "Why Could Xot We
Crtlt them Outt"
T.-.10 p, in.--Mr. Sunday tclll de
liver his Sermon, "Backsliding."
Shop Meetings.
tt m.- Members of the Sunday
paity will address employe of the
Kleettie Storage tlaltery Company,
the ' Vdlllns I'nprr Company, the
West Philadelphia shops of the
Pennsylvania Railroad Company
nnti n com filncrl meeting of the lllec
tio Dental Company and Fleer
Chewing (Jam Company employes.
Yesterday afternoon , , 18,000
Yesterday evening 19,000
Approximate grand total,, . ,181,000
A'tiiitftrr of persons rod-
verted to date '.I"
Collections. t
Yestetday afternoon SMt,63
Yesterday evening fifl,5
f?liiirf InMl ;a,.5tf.R7
Average contribution from
each person , 05
disciples, excepting Peter, .lames and
John, who were with lllm, surrounded by
a crowd questioning them because they
seemed to be unable to twist the devil out
from a little hoy brought to ihem by his
fnther. The disciples wore having a great
time because they thought tliey weie
nbniit 'the real thlUK.' us they had at
tracted a throng. Hut what did It mal
lei hnw many people were around them
wien thev hod not been nble tn cast out
the evil spirit?
"Now, listen to this What was the
result, when Jesus came on the scene?
The fntlierr iitlctl.V slipped nwny from the
iinillltude ami spake Just two words
softly' and riiilptlv-t 'Hue rompasslon.'
and In mi Instant, the rhlld wns mnde
whole. That shows the way (!od le
spond" to sliireritv It Is neither long
piHeri nor big ciowiIh th.it nlonse Christ
I never did have much time for long
winded prners It's the humble ones
given from the hem t. the heart that Is
free from sin. thnt bring the prize
"Every man who humbles himself will
be lifted up. but everj one who exalts
himself will bo lowered."
Four hundred women heard "Billy"
Sunday this afternoon nt the first of the
ilinw.ng room meetings of the evangelist's
campaign. He spoke In the home of Miss
t'barlesanna "Huston. SS2I Wajne avenue.
Oerrfiuntown. The house Is a large one.
Hoors dividing the rooms were thrown
open and womn who hnd come to thu
meeting crowned Into four rooms on the
first ,tloor nnd climbed tho stairs to take
their places there. Only women were
Invited to the meeting. Homer Rode
heaver, the rholrmnster, and others of
tho Sunrin.v nartv also attended.
"Billy" Sunday spoke on "The Seven
Age),." the division of time ns mnde In
the Bible. Thin wns the "Ace of Grace."
he enld, but a world catastrophe would
follow It. as disaster had closed the other
ages. The Flood, he sold wns the end of
the Age of Innocence. The war wns not
mentioned when "Billy" Sunday discussed
the disaster In the "Age iif ,Grace." but
It was Inferred he meant that the period
was near an end.
"Billy" 'Sunday surprised the audience.
Tt was prepared for nearly any subject,
but the talk on the ages was not the
rigorous, crushing arraignment tho taber
nacle crowds know bo well.
Sunday touched on economics In his
talk. He denied that a thin pocketbook
wag the cause of any girl's degradation.
"The girl who goes wrong has a black
heart," he said. His talk dealt mainly
with the future and the coming of a
new age. The millennium would follow
the "Age of Grace," he said, and Christ
would come on earth. Then would follow
His personal reign.
Homer Rodeheaver lead a chorus bo
fore "Billy" Sunday began speaking. They
sang "Because He I.oves Me So," "I
Shall Be Ready" and "The Rock of Ages."
The women henrd "Billy" Sunday In abso
lute silence. The Impression he made ap
peared to be a deep one.
Four young marines from the Philadel
phia Navy Yard were the first to teach
"BlUy" Sunday last night when a throng
of 152 hit the sawdiiBt trail at the con
clusion of "Billy's" sermon on "The Moral
Leper" In the tabernacle.
That sermon was not ,a salvation ser
mon, nnd neither have, any that Sunday
lias been preaching during the first 10 days
of the campaign. But he has Impressed
the people so much that during the three
days he has been calling for trail hitters
K6S men and women have grasped his
hand and declared themselves believers in
Jesus Christ.
The evangelist preached the same ser
mon last night that he had In the after
noon. -It Is one of the few sermons he
will repeat during his work In Phila
delphia. But, despltu the repetition, there
were many present in the afternoon who
remained In the tabernacle to hear him
In the evening. It Is Sunday' s unusual
power and magnetism that makes people
want to hear his sermons over and over
It was an Inspiring scene when the
evangelist stopped preaching and asked
men and women to come forward and
accept Christ as their personal saviour.
H. D. Ackley, the "pianist, began to
play the beautiful music of "Jesus, I Am
Coming Home," and softly the great
choir took up the words. As the song
rose through the "rough rafters of the
big building the audience Joined in sing
ing, and then the men and women started
marching forward. Many of them joined
In singing as they came.
Thrice during the after meeting, while
the musia sounded and the assistants of
Mr. Sunday were busy escorting the con
verts to seats In the glory rows, the evan.
gellst called for trail-hitters.
"On." he cried, "If you think it's right
and manly and womanly to be a Christian,
camp, come, come!"
Then he turned to the ministers and o
the choir, and urged all Christians and
workers for God's Kingdom to go out
among the people and bring the timid for
ward as they expressed their desires to
be led to the platform, There was a ready
response. Among the first to assist in
the work was Bishop Joseph F. Berry)
of (he Methodist Church.
Among the clergymen, besides Bishop
Berry, who assisted the "trail hitters."
were the Bev. Dr. Clarence E. AVoollton
und the Rev. Dr. George II. Blckley,
chairman of the prayei-msetlng com
mittee. It was the belief of many that
there would have been more converts If
there had been more personal appeals by
the ministers and church workers in at
tendance. Almost all the you us men who gnswored
the call tor converts were from groups
of men that attended in bodies from
industrial and commercial establish
meets. Among the concerns represented were
the Bell Telephone and Western Elec
trlq Coqipaules, with 400 employees;
Smith, Kline & French Company, 400;
John T. Lewis Company, 100; Garrett &
Buchanan, 100; Ford Automobile Com
pany. 100: J. E. Caldwell & Co.. CO; West
. Bud Trust Company, (0; Seamen's Miss
ion, wj; jioopes a lownnna, ; jians
wm Brothers, 36; Jamts Boyd Com
pany. ; Pullman Company, SO: H A.
Reed Company. 3C, and Diets llschlne
Company. 14- There wre 20 marines al
together at the meeting
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fill be the subject of Mr. Sunday's sr
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This is a scene enacted every day when the con jregation flocks out
along between the rows of columns extending from
"In the gospel according to Murk, the
ninth chapter nnd the SSth vorfce: 'Why
could not we oast him out?'
" hen Jesus came down from the
Mount of Trnntficuratlon with Peter,
James and John and renched the valley
below He saw the remainder of the dis
ciples surrounded by a multitude of peo
ple nuesllniiliig them. There were tho
Ethical Cnlturlsts, the highbrows of the
doy; the Pharisees, who were tho hvpo
crltlcal, churchy knockers: the Sadducef-H,
who weri- the hen-tics nnd higher critics.
As Jpsiis came nearer He noted n father
who hnd brought his little boy. who was
possessed of an evil spirit which had
thrown him In (Ire and water, had caused
him to have convulsions nnd made him
to fall on the ground -nnd gnash his teeth
and fonm nt the mouth. The disciples
had each tried tn drive It out, but all hnd
failed and the devil was even tlion exer
cising his power and had the boy writh
ing on the ground In suoh convulsions lis
he hnd never before had.
"Now notice. Flrst.tho disciples thought
they had a big crowd utouiid them. Hut
what did It mutter If thoic wns n big
crowd and there was no devil enst out7
That'B the trouble with many today. Thoj
think that God ln't within ten miles of
a meeting unless there Is a big crowd.
"I can see those disciples praying and
talking and having a big lime. There
are many fool short-sighted ministers who
are eatlsfled If they can onlj draw a
largo crowd. Some are as crazy after
sensation as the yellowest newspaper
that ever came off tho press. That's
the reason we have these sermons on
The Hobble Skirt' and the 'Merry Widow
Hat and other such nonsensical tommy
rot. If there wasn't so many March hare
sort of fellows breaking Into pulpits you
would have to sweat moie and work
harder. I wouldn't give that (snapping
his fingers) for a largo crowd If there
weren't any devils cast out. There are
some of you right her- today that have
the devil In you. Maybe jou don't treat
your wife square. Maybe jou cheat In
your weights. Get rid of the devil. What
does it matter If you pack a church to
the roof If nothing happens to turn the
devil pale? What Is the use of putting
chairs in the aisles If there Is no ilevll
to chase down the aisles and out the
"The object of the church Is to cast out
"So the disciples thought they were hav
ing a great time with that large crowd.
The father had brought his child there
because he thought the disciples could
cast out the devil. But now the case
seemed hopeless and the devil was show
ing Its greatest power. That's the way
when Christ expects to accomplish any
thing, then all of the devils In hell try
to prevent It. That's the way it Is now
with his aides, that dirty, whisky-soaked
gang are spreading dirty black-hearted
lies right now about these meetings. They
never opened their trap until they heard
I was coming here.
There nevery was a meeting held In
which there weren't some who had devils
In them which ought to be cast out. I'll
bet my life that some of you out there
are filled with the devil.
"But how quickly all changed when
Jesus came on the scene. It always does
The Scribes and the Pharisees stopped
their quizzing the disciples when Jesus
came on the scene. So will you all, Then
you won't look wise and say: "Where
did Cain get his wife?" You'll stagger
back In awe at His power.
"The father saw Jesus and he forsook
the crowd. That's what always happens
when any one sees. Jesus, The world will
flock to the church because the world
knows that it's where Christ is. The
people will always flock to a place where
Christ is Deing preacneo,
"So the father turned his back, on the
crowd and said to Jesui, 'Have compas
sion.' That's all. I think these long
winded prayers will never get anything
"When Pefer was sinking he aald, 'Help
me or I'll sink,' That's all, but If he
tried to make a long-winded prayer he
would have been at th bottom of the
sea before Christ could have touched
him, ' I think It Is a good suggestion to
use th condenser freely.
"Were you ever In th same fix as that
father? Have you a boy who is a drunk
ard, a girl who Is frivolous, friends who
are going wrong, a husband or wife who
Is untrue? If you have some relative like
that you will know how that father felt
when h said. 'Have compassion.' If ji
terrible calamity strikes, you there Is only
one who can remedy It and that Is Jesus
Christ You can go to all of your phil
osophers, critics, millionaires, but they,
can't hslp you. No one ever went to
Christ like that and was disappointed.
"He knows what tt Is to be friendless,
to nave every one desert Him, to not have
a place for His head. He knows what It
is to be lied about, for they lied about
Him from the time II was born until the
end. Tby could find no spot, no blemish
on Him, so they started a regular cam
paign of clllflcatlou. Ha knows what it
is to be spit upon, to be taunted. No on
ever had a harder time la this world
than Jesus Christ. It I can only help
Hto 9 hear some of th frurdatg of the
Mth century I'll fight nil of tho forces of
hell to the last ditch.
"No matter what our Int. Christ will
have compassion. The fnther was help
less himself, so he said. 'Have compas
sion.' Onn you Imagine Jesus Christ turn
ing n ilenf -ar to such a plea7 1 can't.
The devil defied tho disciples, but Jesus
said, 't charge you tn come out of him'
(He not only drove him out, but barred
Ihe door ngnlnst his returning) 'and enter
no nioic Into hint ' So He did two things.
He droe the devil out of him nnd then
told him to stnj out. No more would that
devil bother him He might bear the
scats caused by the devil being in him
before, but It was now 'good by demon.'
So It Is with n diunkard. lie may bear
the scars he received before he was le
deemrri, but tho Lord can make him stay
anuy fiom the booze.
"Tho l.oul i-.innot only drive the devil
out, but lie inn Keep him from comlnK
back. Knlwitlnn Is n double-barreled
proposition. The Iird can save miu and
make- you stii.v saved.
"The deepest soi row comes through our
ohm llcsli und blood. The highest Joy
nlso comes through the successes nnd
high achievements of our nun flesh and
blood, of our friends. Think or that
father, with his boy Just delivered from
the power of tho ilovil, paying !5 cents
per jear for missions. Think of him
sitting In the pew. nnd when the plate
was passed digging down deep In his
pocket to look for a nickel or a cent.
"Tim while the mother nnd father were
lejolclng over tho ilevll being cost out,
tho disciples came lo Him nnd naked:
"Why could we not cast him out?" They
didn't go anywhere else. They went right
to Jesus. A preachers' meeting Is a
mighty poor plnco to go to find dut why
you have failed. Go to Jesus.
"Jesus said to the disciples 'that kind
can come forth by nothing but by prayer
and fnstlng.'
"The disciples hadn't been praying and
fasting. They hnd been quarreling
among themselves ns to who should be
the greatest In the kingdom of God.
Jesus said to them. 'What was It that
ye disputed nmnng yourselves by the
"I'm glad this lesson wns not left out
of the Bible. If It had been deft out I
would never hno known that the
disciples could fall. Just think, men who
had lived with Jesus, had talked with
lllm for yenrs; heard Him pieach. We
are apt to think that they were of a per
fection not possible for us. But It Is
possible .for us to bo as perfect as the
disciples or ns Paul, The disciples were
Just common flesh and blood, the same
as wo are. "We can get a good lesson
from this and can learn from the mis
takes of other people. The trouble with
the disciples ,was that they were not
getting tho power from God to do tho
things He wanted. It's ns Impossible
to pray right when your life Is wrong
as It Is to run an automobile with dish
"Christianity Is not n mere system of
teaching. Christianity Is a system of
teaching, plus living. He not hearers of
the word only, but doers of the word.
Christianity Is not a Scripture and creed,
but Scripture and creed, plus Jesus. Seo?
"Christianity Is a new mind. What we
see of evil wo despise when we have a
new mind,
"Christianity Is a new will. You will
do the good and hate the wrong,
"Christ Is a new attraction. I love what
I hated and I hate what I loved, Pon't
tell me that you are a Christian when
you loved a lewd show more than you do
a prayer meeting.
"Christianity Is a new motive power.
Man will never rise higher than his
Ideals. Man will never go farther than
his dynamic force, There was an old
steamer on the MUsIssIddI which alwavs
brought up the rear when the boats came
in ana me people used to come down
and watch her behind all of the others.
One day she failed to appear and they
waited and waited and the next time
the boats came in she was leading them
all. She was under full steam and had a
brand-new coat of paint. 'Hay, cap
tain,' some one yelled, 'does that new
coat of paint make you lead them all?'
'Not on your life,' was the answer,
'She's got a new boiler and a new engine.
That's what makes her go." So with
Christianity. Christianity la a new mo
tive power. It gives a man power to pass
booxe and say, 'Not on your life.'
"I think that the worst thjng that ever
wriggled out of th pit of hell Is a churoh
scrap. "What binder revivals? It Isn't
the saloonkeepers alone, it Isn't the licen
tiousness, it isn't the red-light district,
Ifs the quarrel and selfishness of God's
people. O, God, pity you. If I didn't
have enough religion In me to stop quar
reling and stay (topped, I'd get It on
I'd quit the church. What could the
disciples think of preaching. Bach wanted
to have the best chance, each wauted to
b th Wget duck in th puddle, each
wantad to get In th spotlight
"Why could w not cast him out? Be
cause tuty were scrapping with each
other In their selfish arbitration they
cout4 pot se Qo4'f vH. God wuj aevr
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from the auditorium and moves
Logan Square.
hear a prayer when pride Is the main
spring. "I believe thnt some time In the lifo
of eery man nnd woman there wilt como
n time 'when they will pray. When tho
Titanic went down overv matt prayed. I
say there will conic n tlmo in tho life of
every one of you when you will pray.
"Hut God won't hear n selfish prayer
simply because you wantto brlbo God,
and think Ho will hear It. My cars nro
brass. Look nt the Pharisee strutting
up tho tcmplo like a peacock, present
ing himself like n bird of paradise, nnd
In n sonorous oratory bellowing out: 'I
Thank Thee, God, I am not ns other
men. I thank Thee Hint 1' nth not ns
this publican here." Right then tho ro
coidlng nngel dropped his pen nnd gavo
up in despair. But when you come llko n
publican, 'God be merciful to me, a Bln
ner.' then God will hear your prayer.
Every man who humbles himself will be
lifted up, but every ono who exalts him
self will be lowered."
Noonday Meetings
Jack Cardiff, "Billy" Sunday's athletic
tiainor, at a nobn meeting today, told
r00 employes of the Electric Storage Bat
tery Company how he came to give up
prize fighting nnd vnudcvllln work to Join
tho Sunday party. The meeting was held
in the auditorium of tho establishment at
lOlh street and Indiana avonue.
Cardiff was greeted with cheers ns he
mounted the platform and pulled off his
cont. After assailing "booze" he related
the story of his conversion In Canton, O..
threo years ngo, where he left n lucra
tive position on the vaudeville circuit to
Join forces with "Billy"' Sunday.
"Every man who lays a nickel on the
bar-room tahle for a glass of beer Is
in the pay of th devil, whether he knows
It or not," said Cardiff. "When men nre
awakened to their duty to God." he snld.
"the days of the red light district nnd
the saloon will be ended."
Seated on bales of cotton, several
hundred women and mon employed In
the Dohson Mills. Falls of Schuylkill, to
day heard Mts. William Asher, who Is
nttarhed to the staff of "Billy" Sunday,
speak on the evangelistic revival. Be
fore MrH. Asher spoke a musical program
wns rendered.
Mrs. Asher Invited the women and men
to visit the tabernacle and hear "Blll"
Sunday speak. Tho meeting today was
one of a scries of noonday sessions
which Sunday plans to hold in mills,
factories and other Industrial establish
ments of this city.
MrH. "Billy" Sunday did not get to the
noon meeting for tvorklng girls held at
tho factory of the A. M. Collins Manu
facturing Company, Americnn street and
Glrard avenue, today, but it wns a good
meeting Just the same, and the young
working women showed their apprecia
tion of tho efforts of the evangelists to
guide nnd instruct them. Homer Rode
heaver, the choir lender, spoke.
John nnd AVIlllnm II. Norrls. of the
factory force, furnished violin music and
uMIss Helen Glllis, an operntlve, played
the piano, Mrs. Ada Stewart, of the Sus
quehanna Avenue Presbyterian Church,
sang a solo. George B, Teaz, of the
North Branch of tho Y. M C A., was on
the platform. After a wong service, while
walling for Mrs. Sundny. "Rodoy" struck
up a trombone solo. After an opening
prayer "Rodey" began his talk. He told
of his early life In the Cumberland Val
ley and his subsequent wanderings. He
said he had strayed awny from God many
a time In his life, but through all his
vicissitudes he had never gotten from
under the Influence of IiIb mother's
His theme ias "Re Cheerful," He told
the girls never to get glum and sour
One hundred men wearing stained over
alls assembled to hear the Rev. John
Wallace Welsh, first assistant to "Billy"
Sunday n the Pennsylvania Railroad cab
shop, 22d street and Powelton avenue,
"1 belong to the menagerie which has
come to Philadelphia," said llr. Welsh,
smilingly, "We have come here with one
purpose In mind, and that Is to tell Phlln-
Rut Recuperation Recreation j
THE WINTER INK Buck Ulll yall p.
Vl. '-or Xfluslv patronise; orlstnsl Co.
lonlsl t urnlihlnss i Soutboni cooklci, yukt
Ins. golf, itnots. Mr. end Urs. J. H. B.rloHtl,
Tii rilCT
Prlvsu btlh; excluilv. A. .N, BUAIR,
14S1 Arch St. Nw Day end jSvHOsgTna lut
eMBlsf J.TtolttUurj OHdf
V. , .,unf AlO WIVU
Bumes-raser, ureiuag. sai let
U. T045.
Sparks From
"Billy's" Aiml
and Atmfghtv has no double
standard to paten. Neither should
you have. Girls, ivhen a man asks
pou to be nl xclfe, ask him three
questions: "Do you believe I am
vtrtuoutr Have you lived as vir
tuously as you ask of met If I
had lived and done as 1dtt have
done, ivoitld you- bo slandlnO Here
asking my hand in marriage!"
There, are thousand of men In
Philadelphia, so outrageous that they
ought to bo made to take a bath of
lysol, earbollo acid and formalde
hyde, and compelled to lead a decent
life for twotyedrs before they touch
the hand of1 a. decent woman or the
doorbell of a decent home.
and didn't make hell for man, ire
made It for the devil .and his an
gel. ttUt If you're, fool enough lo
worship the devil you can go to hclll
God Almighty en)oys a little fun
sometimes, That's the reason fie
made monkeys and parrats and
donkeys and some of yowf
1 don't care anything about your
wealth, t don't care anything about
your political or social drag. 1 don't
care a snap about anything you may
be, If, whan you die, the only epitaph
you deserve is, "He was n leperlf
yoitr life has been a horrible failure!
Don't gd to the dance, the most
damnable, hellish, low-down Insti
tution on the faee of God's dirt, the
clutch of the devil, tho ruination of
more girls than anything this side
of the pit of hell. You little dunces.
lt will i win your womanhood and
rob you of every sttcak of moials
you have In the world!
Society takes io note of that
young girl keeping company iclth
that "good-for-nothing" fellow. So
ciety takes no note of that young
fellow drinking at their banquets.
It wails until she Is on the road to
maternity and he Is a ragged, maud
lin, staggering drunkard, and then
slams the door in their faces.
Suppose every moral leper in this
city were compelled and Impelled to
go down the street shouting "Un
clean! Unclean!" Suppose every
moral leper were compelled lo make
a revelation to his wife and every
wife were forced to vtakc, ft full rev
elation to her husband! Gee, but
wouldn't the divorce lawyers be
delphlnns tho truth. The trouble these
days is that people Imnglna different relig
ious organizations are subsidized and are
hirelings of capltnl-" Concluding his re
marks, the clergyman said he belonged to
nn organization which wns known as tho
A. O. 1.. H., whlclf ho later explained
meant "Ancient Order of tho 1-ovlng
Ileal t."
Employes of the EIcctro-Dcntal Com
pnu, U.Id nnd Arch streets, wore ad
dressed nt noon by "Bob" Stover, who
plays n trombone at the tabernacle. Ha
urged tho men to attend the meetings nt
the tabernacle.
"Sunday" SideMtf
"I've heard 'BlUy- Sunday cuitil
thing from n. clown to an r,.i .!
-- -- 'osi, efti'sai
remarked, "but vesteroW i.i 3
- - "ciinp
nnytning i nave ever seen of hf
singe, Jlllly' Sunday Is mp
Mrs Uobson Alleimis wn -... &
ninny who enjoyed "Hllly'g" trfP
leiunj. ono iiiiu a mnnri SBMlT.S
from her white spats lo her ini.iitt
loque nnd Vciv Jail
Henrd In the mil-serv!
"Slep down from the chairs, -bg!
ladles." p'!j
"Are you a jnolhor?" "Yes." ri1
vunv. ih.n. nti.," OMS 5
"What Is your number?"
"Clood-hv until tnmnri-nw
"You are not Mrs. Sunday, &r wil
Being . good-looking evidently IJlIB
msnuvnntnges. uno or the most nihil
members of tho polleo force hrf
llshed n reputation for gallantry tin
lltennsn. eiinenlnllv fmvnt-,1 i.l.' Vlrl
women who nre getting well aioS
ycnrB, consequently nt lltnei he ltita
sieged with questioners. Far fromrfiri:
plaining, ho performs his duty n teSi
mood. Ho was seen to frown, haaSa
when one young woman asitea ItSM
question, nnd then turned to her fjri
with "i simpiy wnntea to hear Mi ,7,
1 like It. ns much an I IIIca i.i. i.,US
"I wonder If ho Is being convetledSlP
friend remarked. as.
"What makes you ask thnt?" aB
."Well, maybe ho don't need lt; vflH
tnlnly looks good to me." C
"Billy" snys God hates loafcrs fiff?
Ackley, Mr. Sunday's secretary! ISS
thnt. nn doubt. Hut h l. ..''.,.21
duslVlous A few of bin dally choreil!
elude two piano recitals, mornltutf&i
nfternoon. at tho tnbornnclc; the ooiffi'
of .100 ordinary. 1!00 ointik, 160 nppeijB
nmnv other Itttois. answering an Iniiit
nlte quantity of telephone colli jjjn?
cldently many foolish questions, NaES
Fomo of the Billy Sundaylsms nuytui
Into the nriivcrh column. Hla "nl??
lutlons nro llko fainting wonnn4s
have to bo carried out," was ll,,t'i
several occasions in tho audience yutuJ
"I had a 'hell' of n good tlme,"?E
man remarked ns ho donned Ills ovuwkl
"If !, nA It-nlflft nfif-en. !.. 1SS
-. ..,u . u.B.......u ,..oui, vain D09
preached llko that, it would sure i"i
busy day for tho undertaker. NtRTrf
aentns woutct De mere aplenty.' Thliti
the casual comment of ono man uhfTSj
shaking with laughter yesterday. M
,,-,-.. t.-.- , ..nl.1 l.t.. .-Hi I ,1V... ...7SS!
1UU LKJl. B.1IU ilia menu, out I (J M
tho church seats would have to WJiH
off at auction. Thoy euro would ifii
great ucmnnu.
"I certninly wish I hnd his nerti
nerves," ono man tald. "1 wondt&t
nUl-KWIICUl L.'Un-T llt-IL, Illlll UJ.
If he eatB celery."
$400,000 for Wilmington StHeti
bers of City Council and the 8trMtfiTi
Sewer Department last night conform
on the subject of new street paving;
nnu it is prooauie mat wunin a letr'tun
a hill will bo prepnred nnd pressritto a
the Legislature providing a loan of H,B
for street work.
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