Evening public ledger. (Philadelphia [Pa.]) 1914-1942, February 02, 1915, Sports Final, Page 7, Image 7

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I Men of Street as Well as
Learned Theologian Ap
preciate Speech of Noted
, Evangelist.
rtor of St. rul' Methodist Kplicopal
tjnurcn, 01 rtew iuiri
The marvelous thine to mo about
"Billy" Sunday Is the universality ol tlio
message which he brings. On tho Day
of Pentecost the multitude wai con
rounded because every man heard the
message In his own tongue. You would
expect that the man of tho street would
enjoy "Mil" Sunday's lacy speech It
Is a language which ho usy. As I pasted
through the heart of the jrislnesi section
of Philadelphia I stoppyo to hear three
speakers addressing as many dlffcrcn'
groups, evidently of their friend.
Each 0110 of them, In language that
would give "DIUv" point, wns telling
his crowd that "Billy" was their friend,
that It was God's truth he wns preach
ing and that after all tho church was
the one place where a man could be
(helped and that Billy's talk to the church
was like tho act of a mother who might
bo compelled to tako her boy over her
knee for his own" good.
j 1 went to the homo of Mrs. Wilson, at
Overbrook, and heard "nillv" n.nk fn
a crowd which filled every nook of
the mansion. Here were representatives
of the literary and social circles of Phila
delphia, and before ho wns done they
wero as much under the magic of "Bll
1'b" speech ns the men I had met on
the street. Hmlle, laughter and tears
chased one another across their faces,
'alid If he had given tho opportunity I am
sure scores of Philadelphia's best people
would have struck tho trail across the
parlor Moor. Seated by Mr, Sunday's side
I could watch the deepening conviction
on tho fnecs of his audience.
' At the tabernacle, a little later. I saw
learned doctors of divinity who hnd been
under the spelt of his message for dais.
I knew how curoful they were In tho flno
distinctions of theological subtleties, and
I wondered how they would relish a mes
sage which was so utterly devoid of any
attempt at systematic theological out
line. But these men came to mo and said
eagerly: "Isn't It wonderful? What a
glorious gospel ho preaches I" They all
teemed to feel that It was no tlmo to dls-
cuss theories. It was rather a tlmo to
ay, "Your heart Is as my heart; give
me thlno hand."
j Until Sunday appeared the greatest
evangelist, measured by audiences and
permanent success, wns Moody. I heard
Moody In his most successtul meetings
land there was nothing comparable to
Sunday's movement, cither In numbers
br in depth or permanence of religious
I Impression. Opposition to Moody was as
great among sticklers for forms of speech
and theologfcal nlcetlcBV as It Is against
Sunday today, from the came class of
I Sunday helps persons to understand that
true religion Is not a creed It Is a Ills;
that tho church has Its mission to the
world and that a religion which Is not
being worked out at the tip of tho linger
13 well as tho tip of the tongue Is not
vorth having. If the church Is the salt
I of the earth let It get to Its task of
fraying tho world from conuptton. If It
is the light orthe world let It get busy
jn the darkness. If It Is a life-saving sta
tion on the shore of tlmo let It get busy
Jookrhtr after the ship-wrecked. The least
desirable virtue In a life-saver Is dtsnlty.
Pet hold of a man any way iou can so
that you pull him out of the maelstrom
or save mm rrom a wrecK.
This Is "Billy's" message as It comes to
ne a message that the world Is dying
o get and alt classes and conditions of
Mien feel that it Is n message to their
hearts from the living, loIng Qod Wo
teed that man In New York.
e-w Jersey Women Confident of
Carrying1 Franchise Amendment.
Absolute confidence In the final suc
:ess of their cause reigns In the camp
if the suffrnglsts of New Jersey todav
Nflt flnlv nrA thfv Sltrn ttin fiAnnln will
follow the course of the Assembly In pass
ng and the suffrage amendment, but the
icupie, u is ueneyea, will indorse It by a
;reat majority next September.
ine vamaen county rsqunl suffrage
MmiA Vtf.11 n ma.llnr. 4t.lt. nAw....MM I.
ho Cooper Park Library Building to lay
'inns ior me campaign,
Tllft nM.M.nl nt Ilia ri.mHAn T)n .. J
'JjPubllc Education has offered the league
w" ui tu puoiic scnopi Duuuings 10
Milght meetings.
I airs. E. Ward Kelly, president of the
Camden Cqunty .Equal Suffrage League,
"I feet surA thnt th. Rnni win tal
low the course of the House of As-
lemoiy in passing the bill providing for
hfi Submission nf thA Hilffrni-M mmmr-
MBraent. I feel confident the people will
fnjT ma umenament next ueptemoer.
KBPresa Committee of the league, said:
i urn imrucuiany pieasea wltn the
LASSemblvmpn fMtfflmil.ii nnnnlw rpt...
ptava stood by us loyally. Most of the
members of the House were very nice
to us and treated us with respect and
dignity. I believe tho people will give
UhClr aSSent in t Mnf,nnilila.m.nl
the women by a large majority."
I x ne pian of campaign outlined by the
league this afternoon Includes the or
fganlxatlon nf thA nrriar. .,.,. r.M
den In each ward and precinct. At the
A.T "" c"' organisation win ue tne
iman, Each precinct will be divided Into
ift-i ' S'M on woman In charge of each
Woclt. Every doorbell In Camden will be
jrumjr and the every voter approached
5rsonally on the question of woman
Balopnkeepera Concerned Over Possi
bility of Revival There.
i$n!LZ0?' Fefa- 2-Owners of the
jfl.WQ saloons her are showing more con
Buhl,.!? " Proposed vUIt of "Billy"
m l10 ?" VTk lhn" thw have
ment VLn Ln any other "t0'm mve
Phulrf.ilfc.unty " be . r,ht l
IS.Wabut be w" ' d0 r a
Br2fM,.J?UrMU Ue "P h celebrated
JerJ expected revival campaign
ioi!? "'"""owners are not at all bacje
moCemlfay"le ,hat tney Xear a rev'val
S? SJ?nl ".Mcb a lhB evangelist probably
JKhuZ'w lne 8ftadow of the Great
liaYth. "'. y result In a boomerang
M8tiili,r.0uhlDlUon cau,,e- Feara " -iffiri!1!"
will give out Intonw.
h a t " i"" exc-"T law of New- York;
!SaS!iM rar clMln on Sun,lr
tuJi. ""owners of the hotels and
: iX k "J" aro Py'nK c'0 '
I -tehrt Jb eaort that Is bJng made
i iiiu.t; """""y new-Yorn. xnose
1 It T?q?nt ar PP0se4 to close at
"Luke vl, 61 'Jesus went Into the syna
gogue on a Sabbath Jd). and he found
there a man with n withered hand.'
"He was not dead waiting for an un
dertaker to take him to the graveyard;
ho was not blind and groping his way
to the cofTln; he was not deaf or dumb.
I have known many men who found It
Impossible to do certain things because
of n withered hand, A withered hand Is
worse than no hand I It seems to be al
ways In the way. It Is no better than a
dead hand; there Is no work It can do,
no design It can oxecute.
"A man may bo n, great genius, but he
Is greatly handicapped with a withered
hand. You can nee what a barrier 't
would bo to him. He may liavo the genius
of o. Raphael, but he Is only half a man.
"Tho hand Is one of tho mot ImpoMant
members of tho body. None, of his Ideas
could find expression on canvas, In
marble, or In architecture, because ho
hnd a withered, useless hand. Ho may
bo ns full of muslo as Paderewskl, but
ho could never play a piano becniise of
his withered hand.
"The hand Is man's faithful servant:
It always obeys his commands. It Is the
hand that cnrrlcs the food to the mouth;
It Is the hand thnt will put a gun to
man's shoulder and murder his dearest
friend; It Is the hand which rocks tho
cradlo; It wan the hand that built the
ships In which Columbus discovered
America; it Is the hand which builds our
battleships; It Is the hand that makes
our cannon and rifle; It was the hand
that lowered the forests and built home
In the wlldorncss; It was the hand that
wrote tho Declaration of Independence;
It was the hand thnt built tho locomo
tive, tho steel mills; It was the hand
wired It and lighted It; It Is tho hand
thatvbullds the telescopes that enable us
to study tlie heavens; It Is tho hand thnt
sends a message that speeds Ilka the
wind under tho sea to a country you
havo-never vlHlted; It was tho hand thnt
wroto tho Bible; tho hand that built the
pyramids! the hand plucked the fruit In
the garden of Eden and the world Is sut
fcrlng from tho result today: the hnnd
held tho surgeon's knlfo which prolonged
your life; tho hand of Judas took tho
bet raj nl money; the hand scourged
Jesus; tho hand placed the crown or
thorns upon His brow; the hand nailed
Him to the cross and tho hand took Him.
down; tho hand placed him In the aepul
cher; tho hand rolled the stono away and
discovered that He had risen.
"You can find persons with withered
hnnds everywhere. They cannot do tho
work In tho world they would do because
they aro handicapped. Tho drunkard
can't do what ha ought to do because
of drink; tho woman who Ites causes hei
womanhood to wither! she can't live the
kind of llfo sho would live, because sho
Is withered. In every church thero are
peoplo who cannot do what they would
do because they have given themselves
to the devil; they are withered. You say
you can't do personal nork; It Is because
you arc withered.
"God- has given Philadelphia nn oppor
tunity thousands of cities want; cer
tainly jou'll not miss It. God gives overy
ono a chance to speak to somo one about
Jesus, to try to lead him to the Lord,
and It Is the man with the withered hand
who does not do It. Some people now on
the road to hell have had their opportu
nity, but didn't Improva It, and they lost
"Don't be like the priest who saw the
Lovlte Ivlng Injured and didn't turn aside
to minuter to hlB needs. If he had he
might have been ns famous ns Paul and
Peter, but he. didn't. He had his chance
and missed It. I think It Is an awful thlnir
to miss a chnnco God throws at your
door: It Is an awful thing for a church
to miss a chance to do something for
God. You have an opportunity such ns
you have never hud before to win souls to
Christ. ,
"In India there aro men who have stood
so long with their arms extended tho
members have withered. They have lost
control ovor them and tan no longer
bring them back to their body. I have
known men who have had their hands In
their pockets so long It would bo impos
sible for them to pull one hand out with
a dollar for tho Lord.
"The hands hae withered. Som nn-
ple hao lifted booze so long their hands
nre withered and they can't open their
Bible; somo play' cards until their hands
aro withered and they can't do anything
for Jesus. I've as much right to play
cards as v0u have, but If I did you people
wouldn't have much respect for my re
ligion. If jou did, I wouldn't give three
whoops for you. Many cannot take the
hand of a husband or of a member of
your lodge and ask him to come to Jesus
because their hands aro wlthored. God Is
giving you your opportunity now; see If
you can Improve It.
"Moody tooK his ono talent and used It
for the Lord and'God gave him power to
Bave thousands. There are men looking
Into my face this afternoon, who haye
more brains than Moody, but th trouble
Is they are not willing. They JBt drift
along like a round peg In a square hole
and haven't moved anything for the Lord.
"Jesua went Into the synagogue on a
Sabbath day and he found there a man
with a withered hand. What did he do?
He said, 'Stretch forth thy hand,' 'and
when ha had done so, Jesus returnedit to
Its normal condition. Don't look only In
tho grog shop; you can find them In tho
church, the choir loft, among the stew
ards, vestrymen and elders. In the young
people's society; everywhere you And peo
ple who have had their opportunity and
didn't Improve It.
"Jesus Christ says to you with little
ability, -'Stretch forth thy hand.' You
say; 'I have never done personal work'
stretch forth thy hand. You have never
prayed In publlo-stretch forth thy hand,
God will loosen your tongue. You say
you have no family altar In your home
stretch forth thy hand. You are afraid to
ask God's blessing before you eat stretch
forth thy hand. I don't care where I am,
In a fashionable hotel. In a modern
TUP INN r beaUli. pleasure ana, Mere
jjiL, jhh Bt0n- Favotlu roort fr
tourUts. Undr nw rasnaxtmint.
I. U U. 8. ItUDDERS.
C1IAHLF.8TON. 8. a
opn for iclulv p.trensti orlilnat Co
lonial furnlthlnzai Southern cookies j yacht
Inr. tot, UnnU Mr A tin J. R. tttrloltlt
Privat bathal jic1u1t. A N. BLAIR.
un)B Vn'rlr Brick. Hot and cold rumunS
nuiei iuiKwat,r Ntw Tork A A g
out poirrr coMror4 Ai
IiookUt. at 1ABU Mr V ,J
Koater Cnta'nut and. "?7 ""T..
1Mb U) lUrraona Whllewnt Co. 1003
Cbaatnut St . Tt. Cook So?. S30 CMalaut
Bt., Haws PicWnaon BIO N ltti ,i Alt
hooao Tours Co.. 1S Walnut St . ot addraaa
Oio. r. Adama, wir, Fertraaa Monro Vs.
dining car or In your home, I don't put
anything In my body without first asking
God's blessing on It- If you gulp It down
like a hog from a swill trough, that's
your business.
"Saul missed his chance and his hand
withered and the sceptre dropped. David
didn't miss hi? chance, he picked up the
sceptto and climbed upon the throne.
Judas reached forth his hand for the gold
that betrayed Christ, and his name Is
spoken with disdain. Adam and Eve
reached forth their hands and ate the
forbidden fruit and the world Is suffering
from It today. Pilate, poor Pilate, had
his chance, but he missed It. Those who
walk, the streets of heaven had their
chance nnd they Improved It; sea If you
can Improve yours.
"Bring jour smalt store nnd Jesus
Christ will meet tho needs of Philadel
phia, If you, haven't much ability, bring
It to the Lord nnd see what Ho wilt do
with It.
"The bo's sardines nnd biscuits when
brought to the Lord became a banquet
for thousands. Bring your little store and
let Him Improve upon It. It Is just as
easv far Jesus Christ to make a loaf as
'to cieate the world. The world Is hungry
nnd waiting, so give It something to eat.
" 'Bring what you have,' said God. You
can't all sing Ilka prima donnns or sing
tho scale like Tred or Itodc; bring what
ou have. Don't be .ft bench warmer;
get Into the game. Never sit ellent while
somebody la slandering the Lord, Put
Him Into jour business and tell peoplo
It Is safe to come to your place to deal
because Jesus Christ Is your senior part
ner. Do you deliver the goods? Say
Tes: but I can't deliver my manhood.
Do something for Jesus.
"I'm preaching to the God who took
Erioch to heaven, I'm preaching to the
samo God who mado the water gush
from tho rocks; the same God that locked
the lion's mouth for Daniel. God never
changes. You change. Ho doesn't."
George C. Shane Has Novel Plan to
Elude Ticket Seekers.
PerslRtent pastors pesterlnir
B. Sunday'i Oeorsa C. Shana,
With citric din havo worn blm thin
And zHtn Idm a pnln
Thej'te driven him to Falrmount Fark,
In aplte of atorm and cata.
To xet aurceaaa ao he'll have peaca
In optnlnr Ills mall,
Persistent pastors seeking tickets of
admission to the "Billy" Sunday taber
nacle have driven Georgo C. Shane, ex
ecutive secretary of the Sunday Cam
paign Committee from his ofllco in the
Stock Exchange Building to tho eylvnn
qulotudo of Tnlrmount Park to open his
morning mall and transact the larger part
of his business.
Mr. Sljnne Is wearing what experts In
facial expression might call a hunted
look. Dnllj' the line of pastors and other
persons nt his ofllce door has grown until
now, when he remains In tho omce, he
Is kept busy all day long hnudlng out
tickets. In desperation he finally hit upon
tho scheme of attending to his own busi
ness In his automobile.
He tried to do this outside the office,
but tho engle ej-es of various clergymen
spotted him nnd then he remembered
Kali mount Park. Ho goes there every
morning now, having his chauffeur drive
his car Into some quiet byway where only
the chirping of birds Interrupts the rasp
of his papor knife opening envelopes or
the scratch of his fountnln pen.
Louis It. Hamilton. UH'N, ISth at., and Mar
Karat Hlllard, 4114 Drown at
John J. Olbaon. K.I0 Market at., and Helen
McCarthy, 0W0 Market at.
tdward J. Henry, 1744 8. Cleveland ava., and
Mary T. Moore. 1713 Slsel at
Walter S Thompaon, 6015 Haverford ae , nnd
Sophie -M. Kalaer. 021 S. Slat at.
Clnrenco A. Zlmmer. 1003 s. Juniper at, and
Jano S. Oakman, 1S25 W. Paaiyunk ava.
Hiram B. drone. 2203 X. Slat at , and Mar
caret J. Crowe, S309 Oalnor road.
Frank MacMurtrle, 2007 E.. Tlosa at., and
Elltabeth II Vllhelm.,.1l5S Harley at.
Cheater I). Longfellow, League Island, and
Margaret El llalnea 20311 Falrmount ave
David K. Johnston. Itlchmond. Va., and Net-
tlo M. Jordan. .1230 Cheatnut at.
John M Maes, Kit Wlnton at., and Lillian
r. Shlnn. U.14 Wlnton at.
Bernard Fiihrr 1004 Jackaon at., and Esther
Elfensteln, 013 Croia at.
Anthony Mlslmaa, 1021 Brandywlne at., nnd
Helen Katella. 1021 Brandywlne at.
Abo Sallkof. ,1110 W Berks at., and Kan B.
Uodek, .1110 W. Berks at.
Charles tV. nummeL S20 N. 33th at., and
Katherlno O. Durnlnr, 3420 Brandywlne at.
Nik Janko. 004 Falrmount ave , and Anna
Ilrlck 001 Falrmount ave.
John Ilrown, 2701 Knrp at . and Matilda
Borland. 2J2S Earn at.
Alfred J. Lynch, 450t Westminister ave . and
Elizabeth H Carlisle 2444 Montrose at.
Jan Marclntak, 4810 Stllea at , and Mary
I'riewlecka, 2730 Ilucktua at
John Artmnn. 4440 Elizabeth at., and Gila
W . ..in' fUnV..lh a.
.'llllam J. Crowlev, 202 S. 37th at, and Fleda
it nrocKway, mr.;i lacubi at.
William need, 020 N. 10th at., and Mary D.
Uscctt. Camden. N. J.
Albert II. Boldus, 028 N. 12th at., and Kath-
erlne Walsh. (KS N. 12th at.
Jamea J. Smith, 1023 Foulkrod at. and
Katherlne F. Olblln. 2004 Orthodox at.
Frank Strampello. 1140 S, Marshall at., and
Mary E Sehweppenhetscr, .111 Hall st.
ratrlclc Marron. 1221 8. 21at at . and Katherlno
Brennan, 2113 Titan st.
Daniel F. McKlnney. .1140 C at , and H. lie-
srlna Clevenger, 2141 B Carllato at.
William a. Wood, 103 MIITlIn at., and Frances
A. Taylor, 1110 S. Front at.
i'lllp Ttmoszanko Olassboro, N, J,, and
Paraskena illusarenko 413 Green at
Maryan Ooinblewskl. 2015 Venango at, and
Bronlalawa Skutlnawska. 2521 Webb st
Ororga Jefrera, 2000 Belgrade at., and Nellie
J. McLaughlin. 3702 Livingston at
Edward L. Alkman, Learua Island, and Flor
ence M. flattings. 3045 Wharton at.
Julyan Borlsuk, 210 Wharton St., and Amlela
Lltwlnowlca. .210 Wharton at.
Ulekaander Nlklchluk, 420 N Ortanna at.,
and Frlsikn nusakow, 410 Buttonwood at.
rtobert W. Pierce, Frankllnvllle, N. J and
Katherlno Lang. 400 N. 40th st.
Michael Jeclnn, 1028 Wood at., and Anlela
Jedunna, 2823 Annln st.
John Zchrpaky. 25tn Emery at , and Cealawo
Qrabowako, 2315 Emery at.
"There are two steps that can take
us forward In the path to perfec
tion, and these two steps must be
forever repeated. To hear and to
do: To learn and to obey: To study
ana to practice: inese are tne steps
of neraonal Drosrress. Ufa Itself la
these twq. things: A science, or
omeimiiK io do joarneu, ana an act,
or something to be done. And al
ways there Is something1 more to be
learned something more to be done.
Been ln a rellarloua llcht. all that la
worth learning- Is truth, reality, or
tne Knowieuge oi uoa, or ills world
and His laws. All that Is worth do
ing Is the will of God, wlilch Is an
other name for whatever Is reason
able, right and at."
These words of the late Charles
Gordon Ames, a former pastor of
the Qlrard Avenue Unitarian Church,
form a. good introduction to the no
tice that the men of the Qlrard Ave
nue Church. 1620 Qlrard avenue, In
vite all other men to a meeting; at
p. m. Wednesday, the 3d, to hear an
Address on
The Social Gospel of
The speaker will be the Itev. E. H.
Rejtman, of Lancaster, who was
formerly a, Congregatlonallst min
ister In Entrland. Mr. Iteeman ha.
llevea that In Unitarianism he has
found the
-world, and
force, come ana near mm.
gosnel for the workinir
and ho speaks with winsome
For Unitarian Literature Consult
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The More a Store Can Buy and Sell j
The More a Store Can Buy and Sell
the Better It Can Buy and Sell
Well-known fact.
IT IS simply because that the February Furniture Sale now going on brings quantities
and varieties beyond any sale ever held, that the goods are finer than ever, that the
assortments are- matched up to completeness and, of course, that the pi'ices are as
low as you are safe in paying. It cannot be too strongly emphasized that
This Fe
is Sale of
is the first great furniture sale which has ever been wholly free of odd lots and groups of
unmatched things.
It is usual to get odd and unmatched goods at low prices: In this sale you get the
advantage of low prices on the best-made furniture in the world with none of the usual
limitations as to the variety of styles and completeness of assortments.
About Price Tags and
People of purse-sense do not now buy furni
ture or anything else solely from a price tag; yet
there are some things about the price tags in this
sale that should be known.
For instance, there are hundreds of pieces
here showing on the price tag a reduction of 10
per cent, but which by strict comparison and
judged by market standard are valued for much
more than 10 per cent, above their special Febru
ary prices.
In other words, many a piece of furniture
marked, say at $45 instead of $50 in this sale, has
a general market value of $55 perhaps or more.
That is why we have told you that many of the best
investments in thele are things showing on the
'tag a 10 per-cent. reduction. That 10 per-cent. re
duction is from a price that was already below the
Another thing worth knowing is that
No Sale Ever Brought So
Much Really Fine Furniture
at Half Price
"Half price" on many a so-called "period" suit
is often a cruel joke at the expense of a great name
in the annals of cabinet work.
Chippendale, Sheraton and the
Brothers Adam Would Gasp
at the sight of some of the things which today bear
their names.
The fine suits in this sale, despite the fact that
so many of them are at half price, are worthy of -the
masters in the spirit of their lines, and they
show betterments and conveniences of which the
masters never dreamed.
Of upwards of a million dollars' worth of fur
niture in the sale the greater part is 25 to 33 1-3
below the actual value.
In this category comes the splendid showing
of highly improved bedroom and dining room fur
niture at medium prices wanted in 90 out of 100
homes. This is by long odds the best made furni
ture that has ever been seen in America for the
money. It would be idle to look for furniture that
compares with this in betterment of constructive
detail, for there is none.
On the entire February assortment there is '
About a Quarter of a Million
Dollars to be Saved
ahdf oiks are helping themselves wo?ide,jf ullyjo it.
(Fifth ad SUth Floats) ,
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