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EVENING LEDGBR-PniLADBLPHIA. FRIDAY. JANUARY 22, 1915.
tifc-Twaaafo'tMNj-JVU1 MWE "
t- j-fo STtfOlJ . .BHK:'a .lo PreaP" " funeral sermon,
UfiaayS SeriUVlia I nnd he took up his Bible to seo what
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.jLliiki Hrntn I'nnt fi i ;.v ...". r - .: :: .i umu
,QiiW '"' "V
fL 10 be valuable must bo faultless.
Kiitrtonil I not vnUlc'11 nccordltw to Its
VA tat nrrordlng to Its purity anil qunl
P'it must bo pure, or It Is knotvrPs
Vi'M nr Imperfect Only 10 per cent.
M-tMah grade or first water. In DO per
!)Wth"r Is "w ' '"" r lI,er
,wr i.on n niira rood law wnica
fj. wo nave u iJuio " " ........
MS, tho i! of goods that aro polaon
irtultiratcd, nnd geeks to cnusu th
SL, et goods without fault. Jtn ordci
Cro7. --it n Imrso must bo faultless
Ku8t not bo bllml. he must not balk;
Kit not bo wind-broke; ho must not
rP Iho heaves, ho must not havo n bone
run These ntfl nil Haws and they re-
,. hi. value Art requires tnai ft pict-
S2'l . -iniiio shall bo without n Haw
& - n mntlimleeo.
I'Vni Rind that t enn find ono chnrnc-
U.anl ? . 1.1 nnl mio flnw.
in find no flaw In Him.' This wns
Of JC3US lull". '" - .""
". m. hitmrMt enemies. There In
A)" i.. tun, Tin Is nbpolutoty fault-
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fcOVE AND CHAItACTBft.
e Is tho greatest thing In tho
K I ..l.tirnrtpt la IMP Erramiesi.
tend. n,K1 - .
1!:J- ... .--I .. .l,n.lnF Vhll'll linVn
mdini" ' ..."- -
K5.,.!. when everything elso Is taken
Sir. u cnn'' Ioi") ,l nncJ you cnnt
KI. ii - nrnutnl on may bo lost, Char
ge, neds no epitaph. You can bury
STmsn, but churactcr will bent tho
SSIrse back from tho graveyard nnd It
Kl travel up nnd down the streets while
Ko re under tho sod. It wilt bless or
(L,i Innir after your namo Is forgotten.
STuiya man who wns burled 20 years ago
tFiirlne n Scranton touay in uiasicu
HJ. Jisny " "" ."iit" "" "
?; gre living today In good deeds that
it ; jnn beeaustj of Inlluencea they loft
lSo i show you tho character of Jesus,
R, you find iiv fault with Mm? lie
ft it. wns the Son of CJod. Did He
Kwik ns IT Ho were Indeed tho Son of
T.. m.i TTa ..n iiltni. nnn IhltilT Hint
'Adn't sound as If Ho were? Not n word
iiittlle ever uttered was. false. Ho called
nen to repentance. Ho tolil them Hint
?La hpUevta them and wns ready to for-
rire. Can you find nuy fault with that?
!j you can 1 don't want' to know von.
Ko Blflucr wnu y"i -, iii numiui,
I don't want to know you.
i"Somo years ago n mnn camo to my
rwm In a town out West nnd rapped on
B door In tho middle of tho night. Ms
yes were b'oo'lsh t Ms hair disheveled,
n fee drawn. I asked him If ho was
lick. Ho tald, "No, If t told you what Is
th niaiter wiui iu xuu vuuiu uoinau
at.' 1 ald to him, 'If you nro In trouble,
lad If you want to do what Is right, and
in sorry for some wrong that you havo
tone,' I won't dcsplso you. I'll help you
III can, and I'll stand by you If It takes
py last dollar.' Yes, If I knew anything
ljtnst any man that would break tho
tart of his wife and make his family
lilamed, that would bring tho blush to
tirir cheeks so help mo God. I'd dlo be
fore I'd tell It. I'vo never Tjawlod nny
My out In my life, nnd I never will.
Kn. ilr. I'll preach tno gospel Just ns
fltraljht and Just ns strongly ns I know
low, out i. ii never nawi anynoay oui.
WORLD CONDEMNED ALREADY.
jTCod has no pleasure In tho death of
M. attril TTa len'f r.ln.1 tvVmn n mnt.
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Wf .. ', Ula .Inn T.. TT.. lina .., .l..na
fl:CS 1H l. cilia, uuv titxa hii.a, 1'icao-
tr In tho death of tho righteous. He
Ira't willing that any man should perish.
He didn't send Ms Bon Into tho world
to condemn It It was condemned already.
lid JI wanted to savo It. Jesus camo to
cpen to men tho door of salvation, and If
,VQ 09a I eiUUr IIIC I.IU1L 19 UUIH. ll ttlKl
IM simply Bald Ho loved tho world, dnd
then had dono nothing for It, that would
Uve signified nothing. If Ha hadn't
en us the plan of salvation and wo
itisuld bo lost, that would bo Ms fault.
BBat Qod gives us tho plan of aalvatlon,
ma u we aro loac u is our inuii,
SJifen do not go to hell because thoy
in sinners, but because thoy will not
rpent. You may bo moral, but If you
.don't repent you will go to hell, If you
eo repent you will bo saved. There's
ffenly one way to bo saved that's God's
jiy. xnero aro only two plkces to which
joa can go heaven or hell. It wouldn't
It right for God to nut tlin unnri nnd His
ill In tho samo place. If Ho did It
wouldn't bo heaven. I went through tho
SUle reformntniv nt Pnnllnp. Til.. nnH
? little fellows only 10 years of age
jconea up with hardened criminals.
ino law'B ngo limit In Illinois Is 10
Irj. I don't know what It Is In Indiana,
rat In Illinois tho law holds that when
JftfOre 10 venrn nlrt vin am M .nnnirh
I know rlcht from wroncr. Snmn fool
Bothers and preachers say that a child
f that ago Is .00 young to bo a Chris
tian. If TOUn.iv thn vnn'i-n n hlir Idlnl A
Wa who knows right from wrong Is
.a enough to be a Christian, no matter
l yung it may bo. I havo heard said
jhat Ood loves everybody una everything
jnd that He proved It. Can you find any
ult In that? if you can, tako down
?8ur nrn as n. mnn.
Jesus Christ never went to a funeral.
IH nver followed a hearso or a dead
&Y to the grave. Ho never preached a
funeral sermon. That was out of Ms
jUtIa camo that wn mlcht havo life.
i more abundantly. Moody onco
He found, he Bald, that Jesus had never
preached a sermon nt,a funeral, but that
He broke tip every funeral He ever nt
tended hy restorlne the nVml in iir ir.
always turned a houo df sirrow Into ono
01 nappmess nnu joy. Don't vmi w h
pan. Just ro out and Jump off th brldgs
and believe you wont drown. iJellef
won't change n fact
"Do you find any fault with Ills atone
ment? He tasted death for cvory mnn,
for tho man who owns the mine, for tha
man who work In It! Inr ih ntnMmt
of tho Lehigh Valley ltallroad nnd for
ll.M M.- l- . .. .. ..
n.1 n.L,n?nlL"wLl l",ll,,'..Vjn ". n'' 'Eluded In the plan of rcdemp
:ra ! SSSSSSa
- i".iii iiivi u tviieii vuur mmior 1
was taken from ou?
"Are yon In fn or of anything Jesus
Christ Is against? lint any one dono you
a wrong? Jcsui Christ Is against It. Aro
you? If you nro Ms, you aro. Ho Is
ngnlnst all wrong, lias nny one cheated
or defrauded you? Jesus Christ Is against
whoever did It. Han anybody ever lied
about you? Jesus Is against them. Aro
J'otl In fnvor of honcstj? 80 Is Jesus
Christ. Do you think that labor should
havo Its Just ihio from those who cm
ploy? Ro does Jesus Christ. Do you be
lieve that capital should have a square
deal? So doco Jesus Christ. Ho Is for
absolutely Talr play. Tho principles of
Jesils Christ will make capital and labor
shake hands. Thxre Is no iiuestloti. so
cial or business, CT war, that cannot bo
settled bv tho principles of Jesus. Thero
nover uns a squnrer dealer on earth than
Jtsus ( hrlst I to gives everybody a
"Do you believe thnt thero ought to bo
39 Inches to every yard, 2000 pounds to the
ton, 11) ounces to tho pound avoirdupois
nnd 12 ounces to tho pound troy weight?
80 does Jesus Christ. Aro you ngalnst
all crookedness nnd fraud, against tho
grog Bhop and brewery, deception nnd all
Hint? Ho Is Jcnus Christ.
"Josus flhot His preaching Into tho big
gest guns In tho synogogucs In Ma day.
inores n icreon ror tho preachers In tho ;
way Ho did It. Ho said: 'Oh, you scribes
and Pharisees! You lobsters, you false
alarm!, you four-llushcrs. you excess
ungfraKC. you vipers! vou nro into white
sepulchres, nlco without but all rotten
iless nnd dead men's hones within. You'ro
i flno bunch of guys. You rob the
widows nnd tho orphans, you lobsters!
Tho whole bunch of jou ought to bo In
Jnll.' That's the wny Jesus Christ
FOn THE GLOUY OP GOD.
"Tho first recorded words of Jesus were
spoken when He was 12 jenrs of age'
Wist ye not thnt I must ho nbout My
I'athor'H business?' The Inst were uttered
on the cross when Ho cried out, "It Is
finished1' Hotwoon those two sentences
were crowded tho words nnd nets of 21
years, and not ono thing did Ho do or
say that was not for tho good of man
and the glory of God.
"He had faith In Ills Father. Faith In
the coupling between tho world nnd God.
Start with tho faith you havo nnd farm
that Tako what faith you have nnd go
Into business with It for God. Uso what
you have, and you'll get more. Don't uso
It, and you'll loso what you have. Faith
Is strengthened by use.
"It Is by faith thnt wo get Into touch
with God. It Is tho power thnt controls
the world. If wo hud no faith wo would
havo no olectrio lights, no trolley cars.
You can't get married without faith
fnlth that tho man you marry or tho
woman you marry will bo truo. You
can't send a letter without faith that
Undo Snm will see that It Is deliv
ered. You enn't cnt a meal of victuals
without faith faith thnt It will glvo you
.-length. You can't farm without faith
faith that tho seed will grow and tho hnr
vest will some We enn't live without
fnlth. Mnn believed In tho steam engine
beforo ho had even seen ono. Ellas Howe
behoved ho had an Invention that would
snvo women tho labor of sewing by hand.
Ho had nover seen a sewing machine,
but ho had faith, so he worked for yens
to mako one. If friends hadn't taken
euro of his wife and children they would
havo been hungry.
"Ms clothes grew old, but his faith
was strong and ho kept on working and
finally ho had tho sowing machine, Ell
Whitney had faith In the cotton gin long
beforo ho had ever seen one. Ho per
sisted for years until It stood complete.
Everybody who has accomplished any
thing has first believed. There would
havo been no Jewish nation If Abraham
had not faith.
"Faith Is what gives a man backbone
In science, literature, education and In
agriculture. Faith Is to tho soul what
gravitation is to tho earth. A gravita
tion draws us toward tho centre of tho
earth, so fnlth makes mo gravitate to
ward God, Instead of toward tho saloon.
I cannot touch God with my hand, but I
can) touch Him by faith. Tako faith out
of tho world and see what a place It
"Tako away Christianity nnd tho world
would bo two hemispheres of lazarettos,
two hemispheres of brothels and all the
vilest off-scourlngs of the earth.
BELIEF WON'T CHANGE A FACT.
"Jesus said that all who believed on
Mm will bo saved. Wrong belief makes
everything wrong. Somo suy a man, be
lieve what he likes, and so long as he
Is Blncere, all will bo well with him. You
are fooled. A man may believe thnt ho
canCJhandle nltroglvcerino without dan
ger, but if ho monkeys with it you'll havo
to take him up with-n broom and a dust-
A Sunbeam Lecture
mjriLDRED!" called her mother, "Iffl
liYltimo to come In and straighten your
Wat Come now, dear, and get your
Cjprlf done "
IPut In the pleasant big yard Mildred.
H Playing happlly-tlll she heard her
mother call. "Oh dear!" she exclaimed.
BPw I'll have to atop thla nice play and
IJrfa and work. It'a always th'at way.
2jrk, work, work! Dust, dust and sweep
Jg4 pick up things and straighten draw-
H! I'm sick of It all,"
ut the knew that when her mother
ped she must Bo. So she slowly made
,,way towards the house. "I wish
ISE9dy would think of something else
gea work," the said to her mother as
began her task.
mother laughed good-naturedly.
Sr-4,80finehnriv .1. laiKrVi.ri tisiwtin An
Suppose It was?
AI1mV..ial r . ,1.-,
ImA T, o, sin a DunucBRi turn
5?i slipped through the window and was
guv on me aust specks flying through
? . .
Smethlng different!" he chuckled to
self, "fiomethlnir illrr.rAntt That's
t thfiV fill Wnntl Pnn'l tl7.il ... thnt
KX7thtng on earth la the Vsajno old
W Just tho same old thing over and
kindred saw him lust them uh couldn't
HP It. tin H.n.a .i,nh o-ttv 111. fie.
Bftjt before her eyes, and she began
' ei better She flirted her dust raff,
H AJraoat-nalraVst began to hum a gay
June, nut she happened to think
Zl her IntorfhrntaI nlnv n .ti. riMn'f-
Kthn ... ... .. ... - . ..
.,. - tu mivv yuur jJmy, uiu
" BOmeilmivgl" eh ncLlriul him ttt
?fs$ be didn't expect any answer be-
y" Knew lunoeams coulgn' taiK,
wagine her stjrprUe when tho eun-
6Sway lots of times Everybody does."
mtSrytoiyV Questioned Mildred,
few. vr'body," replied the sunbeam.
slouds a4Jd-ao4 everybody."
'JBht of tbn,t. J wonder why
"I'll toll you why, If you really want
to know," said the sunbeam, pleasantly,
"It's because play Is more fun It work
comes In between."
"I don't know nbout that!" said Mil
dred. "Well I do!" laughed the sunbeam,
"wouldn't you hate the weather It It
never rained or Bnowed? Or wouldn't It
be funny If aummer lasted all the year?
You could nover go sled riding. Wouldn't
lit danced Mh a gay little Ha right
fore her eye.
you get tired of always playing In tha
yard? Always, always, always, never a
Mildred laughed, "Maybe I would," she
admitted, "I hadn't thought about It that
"You think about It pow, then," sug
gested the sunbeam kindly. "It'a a lot
more fun, to change around from work
to play, you notice and e If you don't
think so, too."
With a gay Utle flirt of his aunbearn
scarf, the aunbeam Jumped on a dust
mote and rode away. Mildred dusted
thoughtfully a few minutes and then the
asld to herself, "I do bellevo he was right.
I don't believe I mind work halt as much
as I thought I dtd" And she bummed
her py little tunc.
0oraht, Ifrti-rfflora Ingram .
uirist, end Ho has saved mo from my i
SlllS. lie has Sltverl mV wlfn. nn.l tl. I.n. I
saved my children He did for tno what
I couldn't do for myself. You can't Bave
yourself. Jesus Christ must do that.
1 had a friend who had been a drunk
ard find had gono down tho line, nnd
hnd dono time. Ho had n place on tha
pollco record and they knew him as a
mnn to be wntched. Onco In a hotel Up
In Minnenpolls-no, it wns Ht. Paul he
met an old pal nnd nfcltcd him to havo
n drink Ms old pnl snld: 'No, I don't
want one.' This puzzled him 'You don't
menu that you don't want It?' Ho
couldn't understand why tho mnn did not
want It. He could conceive of the man
refusing It on principle, but not to want
It was past him. Ms old pnl nnld: 't
menn I ilon't want It.' Ho explained thnt
he had been converted nnd that he did net
caro for liquor nny more.
CONVEIITED AT A MISSION.
"'I never heard of nmllilmt like that,'
snld my friend. Tho other took him
down to a mission, nntl ho wns con
verted, llo tried to llvo down his old
rcputntlon, hut It was hard. In towns
where ho went tho police would tell him
to move on, nnd sometimes would pick
him up. When ho told them ho had re
formed thoy thought he wns lying. After
flvo years ho went to Chicago and went
to seo old nr-'iunlntnnroB, Hobert and
William rinlterton, nnd told them that
ho wanted to get his picture from tho
police Ho snld that ho hnd rhnngcif hli
wny of living and illiln't want to ho
known to tho pollco ns a crook. Mr.
rinlterton said: 'I'll get It for you, Hill.'
nnd ho did,
"Then my frlonil went to tho great
lawyer, Luther I,:itlln Mills, who Is now
dead, and nsked him tu help him get his
plcturo hack from tho penitentiary peo
plo nt Jollet, and to get his llertillon
measurements destroyed there. Mr.
Mills Bald ho would try, and he wroto n
letter to tho warden of tho pnnltentlnry.
When ho got the nnswer It Bnid. 'You'vo
got nnothor guess coming. You may get
the records nwny from tho pollco of Chi
cago, but you enn't get thotn from tho
Stnto of Illinois.' Ho went on preaching
"Somo tlmo nftcr my friend, who was
nc-vous and In poor henlth, went to
Battle Creek to stay for awhllo at tho
sanitarium, nnd whllo there ho mado a
speech. Threo Governors were there
Altgcld, of Illinois; Cillbcrtsoii, of Tcxns,
and Johnston, of Mississippi. Ho told
tho story of his conversion nnd of his
nttempt to get tlnP-rocords away from
Jollct, nnd when ho got through John
1'. Altgcld was wiping his eyes.
" 'I'll seo what I can do for you,' ho
"A month later my friend received a
letter marked, 'Executive Mnnlon,
Springfield. State of Illinois ' It said:
'My dear Mr. Callahan, It gives mo pleas-ir-
m Inclose u- hn r t ipli from tho
penitentiary nt Jollot, nnd to to 1 you
thnt your Uertllllon records the-o hnvo
nil been destroyed. Thero Is no iccord
except in your memory that ou were
over there. You havo the gratitude undj
beat wishes of your friend, John I'. Alt-
c d. You i an n in v 1 orlt now
nnd down on Bowery mission yu will
find my friend Callahan preaching tho
"Accept Jesus Christ and the 'roiord
of the pnst will bo wiped ou.. Oh, what
a Savlourl What a Saviour!
"Can you find nny fault In what tho
teaching of Jesus Chri t hn& dono for
tho world? Ho has made tho world to
blossom as a rose. Ho has made thieves
honest Ho has in.uiu l.buiu ius unil
adulteresses pure tin made llais truth
ful. Ho has reformed Ind vldunls and
nations. Beforo Jesus Chiltt camo thero
wnsn't a hospital In tho world, thoro wero
no asylums or eleemosynary Inst tutlons,
no provision for tho orphans, tho blind,
tho Insnno or tho lame.
"Boforo Jesus Christ camo woman wns
a slave, a beast of burden. Today sho
Is free. All thnt sou havo of honor and
respect to womanhood is duo to Jesus
Christ, and you aro ungrateful when jou
turn up your lip nnd sneer. If It hadn't
been for Jesus Christ you women wouldn't
('.in- to 'e out nn ih struMs lit nl .slit
You ought to fall at Ills feet In gratitude,
and If you are not grateful you -are a
fool! a fooll a fool! I don't caro who
"When somo people die they leove lands
behind them. Some leave tho memory of
good lives. They had characters behind
them. They leavo bad names to poster
ity. About all that some men leave to
their children Is tho memory of nn old
profligate. Some men, when they die, bo-
niifuiHi WAnlr fa,lln M 41.nl, .iff iim.rn.
'.. . .. l.n........ 1. Illnnl. I . tl . .1 ,l.nl
ci'iuu ni;iuL-aui ,.:..,.. itxiiuo, unu tilvii
children become Imbeciles; soma bequeath
a taste for drink, their children becomo
drunknrds. Jesus Christ bequeaths us
Ms peace. 'My pcaeo I leavo unto you,
He says. Can you find any fault In that?
Why, then, should jou be sad and
SMILE AS IF IT HURTS.
"Somo peoplo wear facts as long ns If
they thought God Almighty wero dead.
Thoy smile as It it lu'rt them, nnd you
are glad when they quit If Paul nnd
Silas had gone to Jail looking as glum
as you do that old Jailer would never
hnve been converted. God doesn't want
you to look pessimistic when you aro
putting on your clothes on Sunday to go
to church. Some of you are praying God
to use you. You had better pray, 'Oh,
God, help me to stop looking sour and
then help me lo live a Christian life,' "
PREACHER DENIES IMPLICIT
FAITH IS PART OF RELIGION
rieads for Deeper and More Spiritual
Conception of God,
An Implicit following of creeds is not
synonymous with a profound faith In the
Divine, according to the Ilev. William U
Sullivan, of New York, who preached last
night at the First Unitarian Church, 22d
and Chestnut streets, on "The Spiritual
Power of a Liberal Faith,"
Mr, Sullivan also deplored the prac
tice of seeking fleshly representation of
things holy. He answered the objection
often made to such a worship as he pro
posed by declaring that It was not "too
thin." but "too deep." He said In parti
"God is everywhere. He Is within our
own souls. And Ms power Is as great
today as It was at tho time when He Is'
supposed to nave spoiicn runi juouni
"Too many religions give us the Idea
that God did great things a long time,
ago. He la performing marvelous works
beforo ua now It we would only have
the eyes to see them. We must not glvo
Mm and Ms message geographical and
historical limits. We must not speak
of Ms wondrous doing In the past tense,
as there Is a certain definitely discernible
tendency to do In some religions."
The Bev. Charles E. St John, minister
of the church, followed the Ilev. Mr. Sul
livan. He gave the Unitarian conception
of Christianity. ,...,
"We call ourselves true Christians and
have the cross hanging on the walls of
our church," he said, "because that cross
symbolizes the undying eternal faith of
every Unitarian, We recognize In Jesus
a great t&achtr, a religious leader who
dared to be (rue to Ms faith. Had He
been willing to accept unquestionably all
of the forms and rites of the Hebrew re
ligion to which He was born He might
have died a respected rabbL But He was
not willing to do that He served God
and went to the cross for III faith. Just
a I believe acy true Unitarian would s.
uaSlnehtos aad unafraid."
Store Opens 8:30 A. M,
Store CI08C8 5:S0 P. M.
Old Time Quality"
eing a Recital
of Certain Facts
and About the
You have heard much of the character
of the furniture of the old days.
Of the furniture that took long in build
ing, that was put together with the care of a
violin and the strength of steel.
Of the furniture that came down
through generation after generation, and
was treasured and cared for as something
enduring and wonderful and priceless.
And yet how little of it actually did
come down! Perhaps one piece in a thou
sand or even less.
Something was wrong with the rest of
it; the cheap pieces never endured; the imi
tation fine pieces didn't last; the inartistic
pieces disappeared somewhere as generation
Only Really Fine
Furniture Has the Lasting
Twenty or thirty years ago ther.e came
upon the market a tremendous flood of
cheap and ugly furniture. It was at the time
when great furniture mills were starting up
all over the country and machinery was fast
driving out the hand craftsman.'
The first machinery makers of furniture
made it very badly. They were learning a
new art, and their productions were fast
Some of the mills are still going ahead
at it slam, bang and hurrah! turning out a
chair a minute almost and never caring how
bad it is so long as it will sell.
There was a time along about the
height of the cheap furniture craze when
we considered going out of the furniture
business because the goods available were
But we didn't go out; we went after the
manufacturers instead. And soon we be
gan to get better furniture; then better
Next Thursday, Friday
and Saturday will be "In
spection Days'9 in advance
of the Furniture Sale.
and better. The manufacturers were learn
ing their new business. The old hand-craftsman
art was revived and flourishes again.
For while there are some things about
furniture that machinery can do a hundred
times better than hand-driven tools could
ever do, there are some things that it takes
the living hand of an artist craftsman to do.
Finally, the combination of the' highest
development of machinery and H- best of
hand-work brings us now
Fine Furniture in Great
Quantities at Low
The "Old-Time Quality" has come back'
not in a few piVies of furniture, but in
furniture by the tnousands of pieces.
In the Celebrated February
Furniture Sale at
there will be tens and tens of thousands of
pieces of furniture of the "Old-Time
Quality" and every piece of it of the kind
that is fit to go down from father to son and
from son to grandson and be treasured for
its strength and its beauty as much as for
The Celebrated' February
Sale of Furniture
will prove that this is a better furniture age
than ever was beiore in the world.