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If VOL. I-NO. 111.
nilliADELPniA, TllUHSDAY, JANUARY 2J, ,1015.
PRIOE ON"JB OBNT
Corimant, 1015. if Tn ruguo Lkdoeii CoMMNt.
M METZ LINE
Germans Take Offensive
North of Pont-a-Mous-son
and. Capture Some
f Trenches Joffre's
Columns Win Ground
by Infantry Charge in
Forest of Apremont.
Desperate Struggle Rages for
i Control of Vistula Czar's
Forces Press Advance
Against East and West
PDiCn Ruecionc Rrrnl
VI 1U3SIU lUOMUIW WUl
Turk South of Batum.
SAdmlsslon that tho French advance
Sward Jletz from Pont-a-Mousaon
pis' been checked and that the Ger
Kins have captured a short lino of
trenches la contained In this aftcr
soon's official statement of tho French
Var Ofllce. The capture of German
trenches In the forest of Apremont Is
tiilnied, however, and tho statement
fiiyB that tho French Invaders of Al
fiace are ''advancing."
Berlin admits French success at
SKotre Dame do Laurotte, cast or
rjlriilons, but reports German gains on
?th Alsno at Berry-au-Bae, as well as
I'ln the Pont-a-Mousson region.
,The Germans have begun tho bom-
Llirdmerrt of Solssons, according to
Innofllclal dlspatchos received In
jFiria, where It la relieved that this
fcarinonaue is the prelude of an attempt
go pierce tho linegnd Jiegln ,n, new
teaenslve against Fans.
,, Russian advance is marked, both
pifilnst East and. West Prussia. In
th former moverrcnt tho Czar Is at
rKonopI, 12 miles from Mlawtt, and in
fth-latter is beyond Dpbrzyn, 30 mllos
f from tho German frontier. Along a
fw-mUe front connecting these points
fc'ln North and West Poland tho Rus
tllans wo exerting heavy pressure with
Mho Idea of carrying tho fight into tho
A bitter struggle for control of the
WUtula from Its Junction with the
pUura at Wlszogrod, westward to
6ryn, i3 supplementary to the main
tTha Russians In tho Gallclan cam-
usn have gained advantage at Tar-
.It Is alwava interesting to And some
VtM dolnir aomnthlnir voluntarily that.
Ifronj another point of view, partakes
l'iBe nature of a duty. Listen:
Bunnine Is delicious, rain is lerresn
"f, mow la exhilaration! there Is really
V) luch thing as bad -weather, only dlffer-
" aroos of good weather."
IWhich Is John Ruskln In a most ootl-
Stle strain. And while It Is furthest
wwi our mind to criticise a man who
p.occaslon gave expression in the most
RlUtlful of English to an almost un.
MrtlUled trend of thought on the most
ucun or subjects, we cannot entirely
.uuoiie ona quest on. Would he bavo
?4 thB a"l words this morning nad
Srf 'weed to be out of doors last
Hfr, Would Jie?
tFor Phitadelnhlrt nnd inVitiifM
Morally cloudy, Colder tonight and
IPw detaih, see page 2,
Observations at Philadelphia
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now. Tho Austrian War Ofllco con
tradicts this claim.
llusslan forces liavo routed the
Turks who wero moving from the
south upon Batum. The town of
Ardanusch, northwest of Kara, has
been taken by the Uusslnns and the
Ottoman troops arc ileolng.
GERMANS TAKE OFFENSIVE,
HALT FOE'S DRIVE ON METZj
Tt'euch Trenches Cnptmed lit Torcst
of la Pre tie,
PARIS, .inn. SI
The Kiencli ndv'nitco upon Mt from i
I'ont.ti-Moussoii hns been chorkeil, nc- '
cotdltn; to the iidinlsslon innde In tmliij ,
olhclnl comnumkiup In the forest of i
li I'rctre, tthere (Iip Kiench had mndo
niiln", the (ierinans, In their turn, ha
taken the offensive nnd have recaptured !
a short line of tienches. I
Furious lighting aloiiR the German bat-
tie line extending from St. Mlhlel to
Mct, with first one Mdo nnd then tho i
other having the ndautnvt, was re- I
ported In tho ofllclal communique today.
Pollowlng a prolonged artillery duel,
French troops In the forest of Apremont
suddenly vaulted out of their trenches,
nnd dnshlmj across a stretch of cleir
ground drove the Germans back 150 l ards,
capturing several lines of trenches. Tho
Germans hastily re-formed and count r
attacked, but according to the War Of
fice were driven oft with sever" looses
The French nrmlei operating toward
Mulhausen In Alsncc are leponed to be
TURKS MASS AT BEERSHEBA
FOR INVASION OF EGYPT
Attack Timed for Kaiser's Birthday,
LOXDOX, Jan 21. A dlspntch from
Cairo to the Evening News declares that
the Turk nio busily concentrating In the
Mclnlty of Beorshobn, and It Is believed
that tholr advance upon Tlgypt will bo
timed to begin on January 17, tho Kaiser's
Advices received In Cairo from Nablous,
In Syria, declare that the railway has
been constructed two kilometres beyond
Nablous and that feverish efforts, are ho
lng made to complete tho lino to link
Jerusalem and Damascus.
AUSTRIANS IN BUK0WINA ,
CONTEST CZAR'S ADVANCE
Hlndenburg Hushes German Troops
to Aid Ally.
PKTIIOGRAD, Jan. 21.
Austrian troops that were sent into
Bukowlna to stem the Russian Invasion
of Hungary, are falling back toward
Jacoblnl, but tho fighting In that dlstilct
la still without decisive result, as tho
Auatrlans are offering fierce reslatanco.
Ulspntches from Held headquarters
state that the Russians hold the pass at
Mount Colacul. The troops righting In
Cie Russians hotdlChe pass ut Mount
Colacul. The troops fighting In tho
mountainous districts of Bukowlna are
handicapped by the terrific cold and snow
It Is' reported that Field Marshal Von
Hlndenburg, the commander-in-chief of
the Austro-German forces. Is sending Ger
man troorn to reinforce tho Austrlans.
GERMANS SHELL S0ISS0NS
IN NEW ATTACK UPON CITY
Allies Eush Reinforcements for Pro
tection of Threatened Front.
PARIS, Jan. 21.
Tho new German assault on Solssons
hns begun. German gunners hnvo re
sumed shelling the city; many buildings
are reported to bo in flames and freah
Infantry regiments are taking positions
for a general ascsault on tho French posi
tion north of the Aisne.
Reinforcements are being rushed to tho
allied trenches, both at St. Paul, north
of the Alsne, nnd on the southern bank.
While showing no nlarm, officials are fully
prepared for an attempt by the Germans
to force a passage of tho Alsno. Tho moat
desperate fighting on French soil In weeks
G0EBEN IN TURKISH PORT
Cruiser, Badly Damaged, Screened by
ATHENS, Jan. 21 It Is learned here
the Turko-Germon cruiser Goeben Is an
chored at Belkoz, ten miles north of Con-
Concluded on l'are Four
WOLVES SEEK VICTIMS
IN EARTHQUAKE RUINS
Italian Refugees Die of Exposure.
Injured Fill HospitalB.
ROME, Jan. 21. Slow progress Is belnt
made In clearing away the earthquake
debris at Avezzano, Ortucchlo, Collamele
and other places destroyed, because of
the continued snow and cold weather,
The death of from 15 to 20 refugees of
exposure and hunger has been reported
and the energies of some of the soldiers
on the scene have now been diverted to
the distribution of clothing, food, blan
kets and tents among the thousands of
homeless, In the mountainous districts
the soldiers have to carry arms to shoot
down tho wolves that are trying to get
at the bodies of victims still pinned be
neath tho wreckage.
Hospital facilities here have been sorely
taxed by the arrival of 10.000 persons who
were more or less seriously Injured in the
Thomas Nelson Page, the American
Ambassador, who has Just returned fropi
a trip of Inspection to the devastated dis
tricts, spoke in high terms of the work
being done by the soldiers and other
TWO THOMPSON SATELLITES
Superintendent of Ban Building' and
Retired Brewer Fail.
UKlONTOWNi Pa., Jan 21. Following
the assignment of his affairs yesterday
to a receiver by Isaac W. Semans, simi
lar action has been taken by Frank Ros
boro, superintendent of the First Nation
al Bank Building, belonging to. J. V.
Thompson, The bank closed Ita dpoi sev
eral days, ago. Both men are regarded
as lieutenant of Thompson.
A voluntary petition In bankruptcy has
been filed at Pittsburgh, by George Cans,
a retired brewer, showing Mints of 121.
51, and liabilities of 333,100. HI ceo
nectlon with the Thompson enterprises,
la not definitely known, but as 1 said to
bo a, hwloiar in several of th
Thompson- orgajmattosfc Uther faiturw
"BILLY" SUNDAY MEETS SOCIETY FOLK AT A. J. DREXEL BIDDLE'S HOME
Left to right Mrs. A. J. Drexel Biddle, Mrs. J. Harrison Smith, E.
Sunday, Rfrs. E. T. Stotesbury, "Tony" Biddle, who was the host, and
Mrs. John B. Thayer was also present, but stepped modestly behind
society folk arc more religious than those I have heard of in New York
OLD WOMAN STRANGLED
TO DEATH BY BURGLARS
Thieves Take Money and "Valuables
After Killing Victim.
WLMAMSPOllT, Pa., Jan. 21. Mrs
.T. Fullmer, SI yonri old and
wealthy, was strangled to death by buig
lars whcv.ransncked her homo on William
street, where she lived alone, lust night.
The crime was not discovered until short
ly before noon today, when a dairyman
entered tho houso to deliver milk. Money
and valuable Jewelry were stolen.
Mrs, Fullmer was a sister of tho late
Dr. Qeorgo AVolsel, nnd the family hnd
for mnny years been prominent In bunl-
ness elrcJeev- '
TARIFF EVILS BEAR
ALL THE BLAME FOR
D. M. Barclay Returns to
Washington for Further
Instructions After Seeing
NOIUUSTOWN, Jan. 21. D. M. Barclay,
representing tho Department of Com
merce, who has conducted nu Investiga
tion here for the last four dayB, said to-'
day that every manufacturer he had 'Vis
ited declared his business had suffered
since the adoption of the Underwood
Ilia work today was confined to getting
facts concerning the Itnmbo & Itegar
Hosjcry Mills, the largest of Its kind In
Norrlstown, and a conference with C. F.
"Williams and W. W. Finn, president and
secretary of the Manufacturers' Associa
tion of Montgomery County.
At tho conference at the hosiery mills
of Itambo & Itegar. Mr Barclay wts
asked whether tho manufacturers were
giving -him the kind of Information he
desired. Ho admitted that In his talks
with the manufacturers, a dozen of whom
ho had met, they had freely given him
what he requested, but he was not sure
what Secretary Itedlleld wanted, under
the conditions which he had found, and he
said he would go to Washington today to
talk with his chief, so that when he came
back next week he would know how to
deal with the situation.
Mr. Williams and Mr. Finn said they
had done "most of the talklmr." and that
Mr. Barclay would not commit himself,
Mr. Williams said that If Mr. Barclay
wanted more Information on depression
next week he would get it. "Books and
everything" would be shown without re
serve to bear ou tho complaint made by
the Manufacturers' Association.
Joseph S. Bambo, member of the Man
ufacturers' Association of Montgomery
County and Of the Manufacturers" Club
of Philadelphia, met Mr, Barclay at the
Itambo & Itegar plant. There the In
vestigator was shown a monthly state
ment of the products. In dozens, of WIS
aa compared with 1914, showing; a loss In
products, of 2I.C9 per cent., "notwith
standing the great falling off In produc
tion during the last several months of
the year 19U."
"It would have been greater had we
not made- special styles, work being pro
vlded only because of the war," said
Mr. Itambo. "Taking a special date,
December 15. 1912, we had on our pay
roll K2. at M hours a week, and adver
tising for help December 15, 1911, there
were 401 on the payroll, one-fourth of
whom were making 61 hours a week and
tho others about one-half time."
Mr. .Finn, who is also identified with
lUe Bambo & Itegar Arm, said;
"In regard to shipments we show a
los of 32.23 per cent. In dozens, showing
that we have had a greater loss In ship
ments, which would necessarily make
our stock larger."
rrAXIAN "WAR ODDS JUMP
Guineas Per Cent. Bet on Entry
in Six Hon the.
T.ONJJON. Jan. 51. Uojds offered poli
cies today t ! guineas per csjU. that
1UI wH & engaged u war within six
,r,mti This la a rbe of 15 from lut
wuk. when ? guinea per cent wm of- J
JUGGLING OF P. R.R.
MILLIONS CAUSE OF
INCREASE IN FARES
$6,000,000 in Profits Re
invested in Subsidiary Coal
Company, Commuters Dis
close at Hearing.
KA, ljyaJs,grnmifteritvlctojx ,overtlfe.
ronnsylvanla italiroau was regisicrea m
today'H 'session of the hearing before the
New Jersey Public Service 'Commission
Inquiring into the Increase of passenger
fares by tho system. The commission
ordered that records of alleged bad ln
vestments by the company bo produced,
after a legul battle between counsel as to
tho relevancy of tho records.
Two ether big points came up at the
opening of the hearing. One was the
quextlon of how much It costs the rail
road to provide free passes for Iti em
ployes, and tho other the cost of free
freight, such ns fuel and supplies.
F. J. Fell, statistician for the railroad,
again was on tho stand at tho opening
of tho hearing. He was cross-questioned
by K. O. C. Bleakly, chief counsel for the
Houth Jersey Commuters' Association,
who tried to bring out that bad Invest
ments by the road from the J170.O0O.OOO
BUrplus fund wero responsible for the
passenger fare Increase.
VOLUME OF FREE FnEIGHT.
On the quostlon of free freight. Fell
admitted that 1,391,000,000 ton miles nf
such freight was carried In 1913 by the
railroad, He said this all was charged
to tho freight department.
Efforts of Mr. Bleakly to get the cost
of free passes to employes were un
availing. He Anally abandoned the In
quiry, temporarily, at least, after putting
Fell through a series of questions. Fell
said the road had never made complete
records of such costs.
Before Mr. Bleakly gave any specific In
stances of the so-called bad Investments
from the surplus fund Henry W, Blkle,
assistant general counsel for the com
pany, objected to the opening of the Penn
sylvania's booka for such evidence on
the ground that It was not germane to
Mr. Bleakly answered this by the state
ment that the whole question of rate In
creases was based on the so-called "lean
years" of the system, The lean years, he
said, were caused by bad Investments.
The commission then ordered Fell to pro
duce the records In the Susquehanna Coal
Fell admitted that the company has In
vested from Its surplus fund ?8,000,000 In
the Susquehanna company, He knew that
the company had paid dividends one year,
but could not give the ear or the figures
for other years. The coal company Is
controlled by the P. It. I he admitted.
CAUSE FOB INCREASE.
Mr. Bleakley referred to the statement
made yesterday by Mr. Fell that It Is the
hpolloy of the company to keep divi
dends around the o per cent, figure.
The attorney declared the railroad
does this so passengers win not be
able to use the dividends as an argument
for lower rates. Instead of putting Its
profits Into dividends, according to Bleak
ley, the company puts them into the sur
plus fund, Investments from this fund
that failed to pay are responsible for the
present Increase in passenger fares, ho
MU8T PRODUCE RECORDS.
The railroad also was ordered to pro
duce records of securities, the par value
of which Is 1150,000,000. held by the system.
These are carried on the books, ac
cording to Fell, at JS30.0OO.000. He said
he did not know the actual cost of the
securities to the company and objected
tq getting records of these costs, as, he
said. It would entail a great deal of
work. Presiding Commissioner Uonges
ordered him to get and produce the
The question of the Pennsylvania's
agreement with the ferry company bet
tween this city and Camden was taken
up. but abandoned without anything
definite being learned.
WHEAT ISES TO ?J,44J
CHICAGO. Jan SI -May wheat took an
other sudden Jump today. Opening at
tltJU Per bushel, an advance of U of a
cent over yesterdays rfose. the price
Jumped to 1 U In the tlrat 1$ minute
of trading Later the prtee receded to
ft 41 Ueny expert butu$ was the cause
J jr tbe advance,
A. Van Valkenburg, editor of the North American; the Rev. W. A.
Frederick W. Wilson, in charge of the Drexel Biddle Bible Classes.
Mr. Sunday's back iu3t as the photograph vy taken. "Philadelphia
and Washington," Mr. Sunday told the gathering.
U. S. MAY DEMAND AMENDS
FOR BRITISH SHIP SEIZURE
Hauling Down of Grcenbtlor's Flag
Regarded as Arbitrary Act.
WASHINGTON", Jan. 21. If Gient Brit
ain admits chnrgcH of hauling down the
cotton stenmshlp Greenbrier's American
Hag. this Government undoubtedly will do
Some doubt existed as to whether Great
Bltaln was not within Its rights when It
replaced the American Mag with the Union
Jack, following the detention of the
Greenbrier, but the State Department In
sists that Great Britain's general pro
cedure was apparently entirely arbitrary.
As far ns the American Investigation
n.?wJoy there. Is no ground for belief
that Great Britain could have claimed tho
Vessel as n prlo. If this Is true. Interna
tional lav furnishes no precedent for the
ling Incident, experts were Inclined to
The State Department today atsuined
a waiting attitude. Officially It would not
pass Judgment on tho enso In ndvuncn of
receipt of the British note ut explanation,
but there is a feeling that a ntiong de
mand must be mndo on England.
SAILORS FROM GREENBRIER
ARRESTED BY GERMANS
WASHINGTON", Jan II.-A number of
Ballots of t'ne American steamships
Greenbrier and Carolina were arrested
by German authorities on arrival at
Bremen, the Stute Department was In
formed by a cablegram from Ambassador
Gerurd today. The menage gave no par
ticulars of the nrrest of tho men.
Assuiances have been given by the
German Government that the men will be
released and allowed to return to the
United States on the ships on which they
PREPARE FOR NEW TRADE
Shippers Charter Three Schooners for
Year at Record Rate.
Maritime circles hero ere amazed to
day when It (became known that thrco
large schooners had been chartered for
the South American trade for all of next
year at a rate unprecedented In shipping
history. One vessel Is to receive JliOO and
and the other two will get JC000 each. All
three schooners are well known at this
port, being engaged In the coal-carrylng
trade for many years. The length of time
of the charter was as surprising to ship
ping men as the hlsh rnte paid.
The vessels are the Addlspn Bullard,
1123 tons, for which JXO0 was given; tho
Van Aliens Boughton, 1903 tons, J5000, and
the Fannie Palmer, 172S tons, J5O0O.
With the announcement of these char
ters there was also reported the charter
ing of a foreign steamship to carry cade
oil from this port to Japan at CO centu
per case and a foreign ship with a simi
lar cargo at 40 cents per case, Tho
steamer which has not been named Is
to take out lfO.OOO cases, which will mako
the aggregate freight worth nearly $100,
000, or nearly as much as the vessel Is
Out of a Job
WAaf is to le done about the
problem of unemployment? Heat
urea of temporary relief have Been
taken In Philadelphia and else
where, But a permanent solution
is wanted. A Iff Jo while ago New
York city started its I'uolio Em
ployment Bureau and put at its
Walter L. Sears
who has a plan of his own for the
distribution of labor and the equal
ization of the labor market through
out the country. It differs from
any proposal heretofore put forth
and will attract wide attention lie
has written an article which will
appear fomorrow on the editorial
page of the
Another special article on the
same page will be one by Vance
Thompson While half of Europe
if fighting the other halt Is prophe
sying. Mr. Thompson uilt tell about
the othr half, the
MAN WHO HANDLED
FUNDS OF MANY POOR
Bankruptcy Petition Filed by
Creditors Reveals Absence
of Jacob Keisler for Four
A stdndy flow pf.men and women who
work In South Philadelphia sweatshops
poured into tho olllce of Jacob Keisler,
11J South Cth street, a real estate oper
ator nnd secretary of two building and
loan associations, today. Tho crowd be
gan to arrive after a petition in bank
ruptcy had been (lied ngalnst Keisler,
who ban heen away from his homo since
Tho petition, asking that Keisler,
whose liabilities accoidlng to attorneys
may aggregate close to $50,000, bo ad
Judged a bankiupt, was filed today be
fore Judge Dickinson In the United
States District Court. Tho bankruptcy
proceedings wero Instituted following a
meeting of creditors held Inst night at
the homo of Samuel Fellistcln, 735 Spruce
For hours today a crowd of men and
women stood outside Kelsler's olllce.
They woce speaking In foreign languages.
Thcwo who wero Inside had their eyes
fixed upon a safe containing tho seal and
recordB of tho building ami loan associa
tions with which Keisler was connected.
The safo Is locked. Next Monday the
courts will be asked to appoint a receiver
to take charge of Kelsler's affairs,
WIFE ASSURES CltEDITOBS,
Mrs Keisler and her live children sat
In the olllce. fiho tried her best to cheer
up those who displayed anxiety over
papers which they left with Keisler be
fore he went away. A meeting will be
held tonight by the olllccrs of the build
ing and loan associations of which Kela
ler was secretary.
The filing of the petition against Keis
ler created a surprise among his friends
in the Ghetto. He wus well known n
charitable organizations, belonged to many
lodges and for years has maintained un
excellent reputation. He began his career
as a teacher. Later he began to specu
late In real estate. He prospered and for
eight yeats has been at the 0th street ud.
B. I.evlt, treasurer of tho Sixth Street
Building and Loan Association, for which
Keisler acter as conveyuncer, said:
"Wo do not know where Mr. Keisler Is.
Wo shall hold a meeting tonight and go
over Mr. Kelsler's transactions with our
association. Further than that I hav
nothing to say."
Tho petition was filed by Adolpli Ulch
holn, attorney for the firm of Itemak &
Kichholi, with offices In the Bullitt Build
ing. The petition names Meyer Bern
stein, Bessie Moskovltz and Benjamin
Frledburg as the complainants. It al
leges that Miss Moskovltz loaned the
man J1W0; Bernstein, H0O on a promlsory
note, drawn on the sixth Street Building
Loan Association, paable In three
months. Keltler gave the man (700 of
the amount upon a bond and mortgage.
HANDLED FUNDS QF POOR.
It developed that hundreds of poor peo
ple, many of whom earn a few dollars a
week In sweatshops, who were members
of the building and loan associations of
which Keisler was secretary, had been In
the habit of paying the dues for their
shares to Keisler to pay In turn to the
Mr. Kicholz, the attorney who tiled the
bankruptcy petition, said today;
"lu all probability the claims against
Keisler will be JS0.000 or J60.000."
He further said that next Monday he
will ask that a receiver be appointed to
take over the affairs of the missing build
ing and loan association tecretaiy.
Keisler lived above his offices.
Mrs. Keisler said today;
"I do not know where my husband jj.
He left home- last Saturday afternoon,
promising to return In a few minutes.
He has not been well for several weeks,
complaining of pervousness. I am sure
I know of no reason for his going away
and I feel positive he will return in a
Keisler was secretary of the New Com
monwealth. Building and Loan Assocla-
I tlon, of the Knights of Joseph BuUcUug
tM uvbu A94uvuuvji $iua a, conveyancer
of the Blstn Street BuiWibs Loan Assq-
BIG HIT WITH
' Mrs. Slolesbury "Kidnaps1
Evangelist After He Had
, Mildly Censured 1000
' d : . dl:i.jjl:X.
i luiiiiueiiL 1 iiiiuuuiijiiictiis.
Reception in Homo of Droxel
Biddies Precedes Afternoon
Mooting In Tabornaclo, at
Which Ho Excoriatos "Sham"
It was a different "Billy" Sunday that
addressed the social set of Philadelphia,
for the first time today, more than 809
representatives of the city's most aristo
cratic families hearing him at the home
of A J Droxel-Blddlc, 2101 Walnut street,
Thousands of persons not among the
elite assembled at tho tabcrnaclo later In
the day to hear thu evangelist's pulpit
"Seek Christ while you tiro prosperous
and do not wait until despair drives you
to him" was the message that Sunday
delivered to scions of the city's wealthiest
and proudest families.
"You can't expect blessings when your
mind Is wondering about on how to make
money, on how to cheat your brother,
on how to wear better and more stylish
clothes than your sisters, or while dream
lng over a night's brldgo-whlBt patty, or
with your head groggy with the fruits of
a night's dcbniich."
With the brldgc-whlst playing, dancing,
theatre-going, all tho so-called worldly
peoplo of tho city for his nudlence. Sub
day showed himself In a new light, and,
whllo ho did not attempt to shock his
smart hearers Into leading Christian lives
with the mannerisms ho Utilizes on his
other audiences, ho did not mince mat
ters In warning against the temptations of
tho flesh and the world.
He tola the story of Hcrmos as Dr.
Henry Van Dyke pictured him in his
etory "Tho Lost 'Word," He held his
audience spellbound for mnro than half
an hour as he told of the society man of
Anttoch who found Christ and lost Him
again for riches, only to beg again for
Christ In his hour of despair.
"Oh, I should have thought that yqur
prosperity should hove driven you to
Christ and that you would not hava to
wait for trouble to drive you to Him.
"Billy" tbld his hearers. "Billy" was
not shouting at thorn. Ho was pleading.
He was drawing a parallel between the
social Hon of old and tho leaders of so
clety In our own city. Ha wanted th
men nnd women that have such BTeat
influence In Philadelphia to find Christ
"There's a lot or you," ho told them,
"who. If I asked you to pray, woujd not
know how to shape a prayer; but If you
would nil turn for Jesus you would sot
the city on fire with your enthusiasm.
"You nre holding back from Christ, If
you wero to treat the people that you
meet the way you treat God they would
soon liavo nothing to do with you."
"Unless you have had Christ you can
not realize the anguish or the burning
Joy In the Btory of Hennos. Hermos
wnH the big swell of Antloch. He had
money, he had a fine palace, he had
frlomls, but h.e did not have Christ.
"When Hermos found Christ bis
wealthy father put him out nnd for two
years he wandered about the country In
rags. Then he became tired of being
poor nnd ogreed to glvo the nahio of the
God that he worshiped to a pagan priest
"So the priest struck the name of Christ
from Hermos' memory and gave htm
back his wealth; but when his father
died, his father wanted to know the Ood
that Hermos prayed to. And even though
Hermos tried to recall thfi name of Christ
he could not. And his Bather died with
out being comforted. IB
"But when Hermos' eSlld was In dan
ger of death he sent for John of Antloch,
and John told him that It was Christ
that lie needed and not riches. When
Hermos prayed to Christ his child got
"Oh, don't wait for the hbur of trouble
and despair before you seek Christ. You
who have everything; you who hav
money, Jewels, pleasures, Just as Hermos
had, seek Christ, eek Him now In
your hour of prosperity."
MRS. STOTESBURY'B REMARK.
It was a different nddress from what
the social set of Philadelphia had ex
pected to hear. He left out the slang
phrases and the epigrams, and at the
close Mrs, E. T. Stotesbury said;
"I think Mr, Sunday Is wonderful. 4
shall certainly try to hear htm In the
tabernacle. He did me mountains of
good. I shall be greatly obligated to him
If ho will speak In my house."
As Sunday was leavfng the Biddle
home he was practically kidnapped by
Mr if. Stotesbury, She was enthusiastic
In her praise of his work and of his
magnetism in his drawing-room talk, and
declared that he simply had to accom
pany her to the headquarters of th
Emergency Aid Committee In the Lln
coin Building to see what good wort
tho women of Philadelphia were doing.
If necessary, ehe said, she would "kldt
pap" him to get him there. And she car
ried out her threat. When the evangelist
had finished talking, and most of th
guests had left, Mrs. Stotesbury remaliuJ
behind and told him how much she ha4
enjoyed hearing him andXhow much ant
admired the work he was doing Then,
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