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EVENING LED0EB PHILADELPHIA FRIDAY, EEBBUA&Y 12, 1915.
;fahhy CROSBY, -
OF HYMNS, MAD
rofihd From Infancy, VP
Years Old, Author of
8000 Sacred Lyrics
Known All Over World.
. ... ..in t? irroiloif
"flAFE IN Attmo wr uv,
FAMOUS CBQ3DY HYMN
Fannv Orosbv's most popular
kumtt "Sate in the Arms of Jesus,"
'tMi Immortal when iw
mo throughout the country at the
time of General Grant's burial in
iwM J 8, MS. The first verse is
Safe In tho arms of Jesus,
a?fe on His gentle breast;
Thcrp. by Ills lovo o'orshaded,
BvUtly my soul shall rest, v.
ntllDaCPOHT. Conn. Feb. J2.-Fanny
Iforty, the blind hymn wrttr, author
jpf sboul SOW hymns, died here this mprn
Ls -after a lone Illness. Sho would havo
j?een 93 cnrs old on March 21 of this
',. .-. i... I.. nt-ltnlA Itfp Mffl.
(.i-rannv Lrusuj, 1,1 v -
princes Jane Van Alstync, wau born In
fi...ii,.... N. Y. Sho became blind when
I'llx necks old, due to hot poultices np-
Fplled to her ejes durlns nn illness, mua
destroying the optic nerve. At mo ago
kit 13 she entered tho Institute for tho
I.JMnd In Now York, whero lntor she be.
Peame teacher of English grammar and
f rhetoric and American and Roman his-
m tory. Her most famous hymn, &aio in
1 the Arms of Jesus," iook ner oniy io
Kn,inniM to write. Her sacred lyrics navo
been translated Into several languages.
t . t isss hi was man led to Alexander
E Van Alstyne, a blind teacher of tho school
in hlch she formerly taught, no was
i brilliant musician and a fine classical
Scholar. Soon after tho death or ner
'husband, In 1902, sho wrote a group of
1 hymns, Including "Only a Step to Jesus,"
"Pass Mo Not, U uontio oaviuur, jv.
Fkmd Me Near tho Cross," l,To tho
'Work," "Blessed Assurance," "I Am
Thine, O Lord," "uniy a aeam oi nun-
5 L,f tinnBniin (hi. Prlahfne." "JllHf a.
'Word' for Jesus" and "Saved "by Grace."
y Some ot ner ucai-Known suuga mo
lim ,- -r.tetn In flirt Air." ".TpRtlR. ICcOD
R illCID b ..luo.o ... ..... -, , .
Phjfe Near tho Cross," "Jesus, tho Water
I T.if will Olve." "Hazel Dell." "The
If Honeysuckle Glen," "Rosalie, tho Pralrlo
f Flower. xier cantatas oi xno nunci
,Queen" and Jthe "Pilgrim Fathers" had a
i treat deal ot popularity in tneir any.
17, m-i i... 1 J HHtH..A,l (lin nnrennol
b'smong them Presidents Tyler and Van
r'uuren, uenry v;iny. inumiu n. osnuu
Hid General Wlnflold Scott. On the death
J ol iicnry may s Bon in inu uumu oi
K! teroy. Miss Crosby dedicated a poem to
Rf.- l .. t. . . till
?. me xamuuB siuLcaiimu. . woo ,ww ..
K the close of the Civil War that sho really
''.Im.I. Umm nnaHnnl ..aIm TTnt AVPnllAn,
musical Instruction received in her early
it 'davit nnlnrnllv Imnroved her Jlna sense of
' rhythm, which helped her in song writing.
SUNDAY EXPBESSES SOBBOW
Meant to Visit Eanny Crosby Should
. He Go to Boston.
"Billy" Sunday was Just about to sign
a letter to Fanny Crosby's physician, In
C which he stated that ho hoped to stop
"fit BrldKeoort to call on tho famous hymn
r vrlter should he visit Boston next April,
when he received news or her aeatn mis
if morning. He expressed great sorrow over
the news, which came as a surprise, ns
letter from Miss Crosby's physician this
week contained no Information that would
, Indicate there was danger of her death.
' Manv reference!! have been made to
I' Mrs.. Crosby and her famous hymns by
. the evangelist In his sermons, and ho
I often held up before discouraged persons
(the (tory of her happy and helpful life.
1 The letter from her nhvslclan conveyed
rthe hymn writer's wish that she might
meet Sunday, At her request the phy
sician advised Sunday that she had gained
much inspiration from the evangelist's
lermon on "nternlty," which the doctor
had read to her. She also advised him
ihe was constantly praying for him and
AGED TENOR WARBLES HEART
SONG IN NIGHT COURT SHOW
"Where the Sweet Magnolias Grow"
Wins Freedom for Prisoner.
Brene-NlKht Court. City Hall
Tlm Jubi after tnldnlxht this mornlnir.
Interlocutor , .Manlntrate Carson
i,''o .,. Mendicant Squart Officer
"..,., Charles Haileton
..:" policemen, witnesses. Hostages,
erlocutor Ttrlnir nn the next rase.
Bones (brought in 11. TJ. E.. decrenlt
114 man, In blackface) Heah I am, Mis
I, Interlocutor What's the charge?
rambo DIs heah man, I done foun'
uhlm wanderln' roun City Hall, singing
t the top ot his voice, an' beggln' folks
: Interlocutor Hm. Well, you know
,jrhat J did with, those other fellows for
"'King, don't youT Sent 'em up to the
Correction for three months. What havo
you to say for yourself T
! Bones-Please. Judjre. vo' Honah. I ain'
pyyer bes none. I can suppoht mahself,
Intertocutorv-What do you do?
m ..v..uo . x-iease, air. intoriocuior,
r a m a minstrel mm nh am. Ah sines
h mah money what I elt I'm rnlshty
Wjh. 60 veaf nM nun, in T Vln nrlll lln
interlocutor What do you singT
BOneS-.Wll T lnwa fn M. 'Uhsn Al
Interlocutor Ah 1 A Joker, too. Tenor
'ner and minstrel Joker. What songs
Fn you sing? v
i "?nea-Well, yoh Honah, I kin sing
"Wheal, the Snot MncnnllnH flrow"
'Vrttty g00(i on 8n. ol. mnni
""nocutor wr Bones will now sing
rm the Sweet Magnolias Grow."
BOneS Kf T .Inn this nil rlirht. Tuflo.
feTOh IJonah, can I go?
Intftrlnitlltn. V.. it ,A.. ncAVA n mm
&?$ yu can s'ng I'll let you go.
.HVBes xassah. Frofesso', play tne
k&Ol. fRlnv. i.nn. .uf a...AAA iinH.n
Mm Grow ")
k woer Mlnstrels-Iiarrayl Oo to t. Ol'
rlRterlAi.frnw TrA. n.4 ir.. nnn..
r Ou mav or,
$ Bill 14A... mH ii t .iT-f -v..
fMlnitrel Boy Qood-by, Babe.1")
FAMOUS HYMN WHITER DEAD
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BRITISH IRE FEARED
IF CONTRABAND NOTE
TO U.S. IS PUBLISHED
Second Reply to American
Protest Sent to Washing
ton Anti-American Sen
LONDON, Feb. 12. England's second
reply to tho American note on tho sub
ject of contraband has been delivered
to Ambassador Pago and Is being cabled
to Washington. It Is described as bolng
frank and friendly. This waB the de
scription given of Sir Edward Grey's
first reply before It was actually made,
and It proved unyielding. In virtually
every particular, to American irug
gestlans and demands There Is every
Indication that this second note fol
lows the same line, and the situation
therefore Involves a diplomatic argu
ment ot some length.
It has not yet been decided whether
tho note shall be published. From the
point of view of preventing any further
spread of antl-Amerlcanlsm hero It will
probably bo founa Inadvisable to pub
lish this note. The first American noto
through Its unfortunate manner of pub
lication, was misleading, nnd tho sum
mary thereof created marked dissatis
faction among tho public
Blr Edward Grey's preliminary reply
In early January, being a partisan and
apparently an overwhelming refutation
of the American arguments, with all
Its figures concerning the romarkable
Increase In American exportattons to
neutral countries, only Bervcd to con
firm public opinion In the belief that
tho original American protest was gra
tuitous nnd unnecessary. The present
noto Is a development of Blr Edward
Grey's preliminary statement of tho
English Side, without any of tho Ameri
can facts upon which the original pro
test waa based bolng published. This
detailed reply Is calculated, If pub
lished, still further to solidify such anti
American opinion as exists.
GOVERNOR OPPOSES LICENSE
Does Not Want Xdquor Sold in State
HAltniSBtmO, Feb. 12. Governor
Brumbaugh no sooner learned that ap
plication had been made for a liquor 11
cense for n. State-owned property In the
newly acquired Capitol Park extension
rone than he declared himself opposed
"I am certainly opposed to the granting
of any liquor license for a property owned
by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania,
either hero br nny where else," stld he
"and If the Attorney General were here
today I would take up the matter With
Tho application In question is that of
tho Leroy Hotel, which was bought by
the State and which ia stated In tho offi
cial advertising as owned by the Com
monwealth of Pennsylvania.
The Governor Is chairman ex-offloio of
tho Board of Publlo Grounds and Build
ings, and It is likely that the Btate may
figure for the first time In history as n
remonstrant In a liquor license applica
tion at tho coming session of License
WALTON'S PLEA IN HH
Utftto TTrtoble to Say Oily for JArimftry
The plea, of City Controller Walton sent
to Philadelphia's State Benatferi ufglr
that action be taken to secure from, th
Commonwealth an amount in excess of
$400,000, claimed by Philadelphia as
primary election expenses during the hist
eight years will apparently produce no
Funds available for payment ot primary
expense olalm have been depleted to
mieh an extent that, until the general
deficiency bill carrying JISO.COO for such
claims Is signed by Governor Drumbauh,
there are not sufficient funds to meet
A compromise suggested to the Phn'
delphla County Commissioners by tho
Auditor Genueral. with a reduction of
1100,000 from the orlglnol claim, haa been
rejected by the commissioners.
Tabernacle Too Small for Evangelist
NOimlSTOWN, Pa,, Feb. 12..Becu
the tabernacle to be erected In Conrtio
hocken for evangelistic services would
aocommodatb but 1100 persons, not
enough, It Is said, to cover the eXPnseit
of his party, the Hev. C. C. Jordan has
canceled his engagement.
in ouit nici itBSTAunANT best ok nvnnvmiNG at lowidst rmcEs fifth rxoon
Fannie Crosby, author of hundreds of hymns and religious poems,
has succumbed to illness at the age of 95.
AGED COUPLE WALK FROM
NEW YORK TO THIS CITY
Woman Collapses as She Benches Po
lice Station. "
A man nnd Yils wife, who walked most
of tho; way from Now York to this city,
will bo sent to Pittsburgh today. Travel
to them Dy train will be almost un
They ure Joseph Duff and his wife,
Catharine, 60 years of age. They stag
gered into the 11th and Winter streets
station lata last night nnd tho woman
collapsed. Her husband had n cabinet
making shop in Now York, but through
illness ho lost nil "ills business
Relatives in Pittsburgh offered to give
them a home, so they started to, walk.
Save for occasional rides on farm wagons
and trolley cars, they were walking most
of tho time. "What little sleep they had
was snntched when tho sun was warmest
through the day. All night they trudged
on. A collection tnken up among tho
blueconts boug'nt them tho best meal
they had had in many months
School Alumni to Give Faice
The Wyoming-Kearney Alumni Asso
ciation will present n one-act farce,
"The Iliartvillo Shakespeare Club," at
tlie Kearney School, 6th street and Fair
mount avenue, tonight at 8 o'clock. Tho
cast includes the Misses Berdow, Kyn
derman, Olive and Jlerav. David Wax
man 1b director of tho play.
Joy Settlement Chartered
Tho Joy Settlement, which maintains
i neighborhood house at 616 Brown street,
was granted a charter yestorday by Judge
Bregy. Tho settlement was founded by
Miss Marguerite I. Weston, formerly of
Dayton, O., for the Improvement of
spiritual nnd social conditions in tho
B. AND 0. FLYER HITS 'BUS
CARRYING SIXTEEN MEN
Three Seriously Injured on Way From
ELICTON, Md Feb. 12.-Flftecn mem
bers of the Northeast Trlbo, Independent
Order of lied Men, returning homo at
an early hour this morning nftcr palng
a fraternal Wslt to tho Little Elk Tribe
at Cherry Hill, three miles north of Elk-
ton, hnd a marvelous escape from death
at tho Slngerly crossing on the Baltimore
and Ohio Railroad when their coach.
drawn by two horses, waa struck by a
Iloinl Blue Express, westbound
Thrco members of tho party nnd tho
driver received serious Injuries, The In
jured are J. It. K. Moflltt, Vaughan
Ilnrvoy, Henry Boyer and Jim Grant, a
Negro, tho driver, nil of Northeast One
of the horses was killed.
This Is tho second accident at Slngerly
Crosslngvlthln tho last few months, tho
other occurring in October laBt wnen nn
automobllo was struck by a westbound
train and four killed.
ment of Odd
Why Not a Book?
1701-1703 Che.tnut St.
100 tdWE TO CLASSIFY
The Tempting of
E. Phillips Oppenheim
This remarkable story be
gins in the Evening Ledger
tomorrow, Saturday, February
Oppenheim, prince of
storytellers, has woven a great
tale of romance and adven
ture that will hold you to the.
very final chapter. " , '
Don't miss it.
Our February Sale of
Offers distinctive styles and relia
ble qualities at prices that save you
at least a fourth of the regular
Great stocks that give you a wide
scope of various styles for choos
ing also help to make this a sale
of real renown.
g; lirrnnoTniarts i: ' 't
This Great Manufacturers'
HATS TRIMMED FREE OF CHARGE
Lit B rothe rs
Double Yellow Trading Stamps With Every 10c Purchase Until
Noon : After That, Until Closing Time, Single Stamps
Market Eighth Filbert Seventh
Is providing the most
dise at sensationally
Ordinarily You Could Not Buy Just the Materials
In This Clothing for These Sums
They Mark the Turning Point of Our Clothing Stocks the Clearaway of Late Winter Styles,
Preparatory to the Reception of the New, Light-weight Clothing for Spring.
At these low prices it will pay you to buy an overcoat for next winter buy while many of the suits are comfortable,
medium-weight, that can oe worn unui warm weainer arrives, aiiu an or me materials are pure wooi.
s , gl
5 (i1 i7ilI. vF.wm.
Jyr 1 1
Men's $12.60 to $18.50 Chesterfield
In chinchillas, meltons, cassimcrcs and velours many with double-warp sergo body-lining, and satin aleevo lining.
$12.00 Overcoats. . . $6.75
$20 and $22.50 Overcoats. ,
;$25 & $26.50 Overcoats,
Men's Trousers, $ Og ft $3 35
(Formerly $3.50 to $5.50) ie JJU
Men's Full-Dress Vests $1 Q
1 M. O
$15 to $16.50 Kinds reduced to
$20 and $22.50 Kinds reduced to $ J
$25 and $28 Kinds reduced to $15.50
Boys' $4.50 to $6 $0 QlS
Latest styles with shawl or con
vertible collar. Sizes 7 to 18 years
and for small men.
Boys' $4.50 and O ACL
$5 Overcoats .. . -'
Sizes 2 to 10.
Boya' $7.50 Chin
chilla Reefers . . ,
Regulation style, wool lined and
chevron on sleeve. Sizes 2 to 12.
Boys' $4.50 Blue $9 Cf
Serge Suits.. .. ... W
Russian and sailor styles. Sizes 2
to 10 years.
Boys' $2.50 Regatta $!
Oliver Twist, Russian and sailor
styles. Sizes 2 to 10.
Mid February Clearance
Includes Much lApparel, Wearable for Spring
Arid Offers Truly Astonishing Values n suits, L,oais ana
Frocks of the Nicest Qualities Most Appealing Styles
Top Coats at a Fraction of Their Former Prices
Misses' $15 Coats, $7.50
Tauntv styles In two-tone mixtures, black, blue and catawba
Sues', chinchillas and boucles. Many pretty cape coats In
lot and some trimmed with velvet. One nketclieil.
Misses' $20 and $25 Coats $Q
An exceptional assortment In tur-trlmmed plushes fine velours,
duvetynes, Imported mixtures. PaD,bl chev!?t8nan2 bouoleB.
Many of the latest belted styles and fully, satin lined.
Suits at an Average Half of What They've Previously Been
Misses' $18.50 to $22.50 Suits $R 50 L
Jaunty military, dressy fur or velvet trimmed and other
""i:"..ii.. W diagonal, cheviot, gabardine, poplin
and broadcloth. Picture wliotrn one.
Women's $30 to $47.50 Suits $J5
all fashionable shades.
Special Sale of New Spring uresses
Misaes' $19.50 Gabardine Frocks. . . $H,50
In navy blue, black and beige, In smart suspender style, with
military collar "d hhSCQNP FIXJOTt
ill) I I p
Extraordinary Values in Stylish
Wool Dress Goods
Our Usual February Sale Offers SeltC'
tion. of the Smartest TFeaves and Colorings
at Prices Totally Unexpected at the Begin
ning of the Season. Here's how the prices
$2.50 Imported Black
Broadcloth, $1 OQ
54-inch ... OU
Superior quality, in the correct chiffon
weight, with permanent high lustrous
$1 All-Wool Storm Q
Firmly woven; puro worsted quality: in
unary ana mianisnc uiue.
black, navy, military and midnight
Tho weight mat tauors so
85c Storm Serges
Half-wool and SO Inches wide. Clonely
woven, with nne twill. In navy, midnight
blue and black.
FIRST FLOOR, SOUTH
Two-clasp kid, with flat embroidered backs, in
black, white and colors; also black with, white
and white with black backs.
WE TRIM ALL HATS FREE
$3 and $3 Untrimmed
Spring Hats 89c
The new season is Just opening
yet this extraordinary pur
chase brings prices down to
much less than half ot the
Choice of smart boat-shape
turbans, little and big sail
ore and oddly chio novelty
y are In hemp and satin of a new Wue called l"'." ck
ileshlp gray, sand and other ot the prettiest Spring shades.
Two nre sketched.
Fruit and Flower 49 g)c and 75C
n - in fi .ui..i,u anrintr hat trlinmlnErfl
uue w m wg ,nimMg wyt 1 - , 1, u
KIRST EXOOa NORTH
a Won- -1 tT T? 2. For Boys ani
derful Sale of - - ' - for Grh
Two Great Purchases; Sample LiiiwWHGkWMStock FrqmJheLehigh Valley
Shoe Co.. of Allentoum. and the Halifa bhoe vo., of Halifax, fa.
These purchases enable us to sen wese siuroy, eiyusn, tpienaia j
At Lowest Prices Quoted This Season
in fact, we never knew such shoes to sell for so little
They come in patent coltskln and dull gun-metai calf,
. .iia. with hmsri toes, cloth and dull leather tons.
They are 'fresh, new shoes, right from the factory, ang
pur is Bjuaranoou u- i
Misie and Children's $1.75 to $1 1 a!
$2Shoea (8 to 3).,.
Children's 1.50 to yn Big Girls' $3 ad 5t ft A
Boys' $2 to $3 Shoes
FIRST FLOOR. NOIiTB
tto8) 79c I
ot we ci tAiQ 1 ni.iti Kn Cl.n-.
91,Oiauuitiuui w lyu.uu ". . -.,--ij..
In patent coltskln and sun-metal calf, cloth, and dull top: jo-w
heels. 8Us ! to 6.
1 ? C n Bun-taetal calf. wt ettkt
I hrS and tan leathers, wlifc aAryl4
IJTB ad Blusher SUM I t.
it ,j- -. W M All. BR JJMON8 ROiHm rU(.&lP 'lUJjr-T
wSv1 trma at Mw teajlly w fe-
STORK 0"W A. K. CLOSU3 AT 6M P. K.