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FINANCIAL EDITION
NIGHT
EXTRA
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XX EXTRA
VOL. I NO. 117.
FUU-ADETjPIIXA, TIIUBSDAY, JANUARY 28, 1915.
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KAISER LOSES
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ASSAULTS ON
ALLIEDLIES
t Attempts to Achieve Victory
on Emperor's Birthday
Result in Heavy Casual
ties Both Sides Claim
Gains in Violent Fighting
at Craonne.
Gorman Artillery Halts Czar's
Advance on Koenigsberg.
Russians Lose Uzsok Pass as
Austria Hurls 400,000 Fresh
Troops Into Galicia Gumbin
nen Battle Rages.
The Germans lost 20,000 men In a vain
i? attempt to win a birthday victory for
the Kaiser, according to the French of
ficial estimate. This estlmato of losses
In the thrco days' lighting In Flnnders,
Northern Franco nnd tho Vosges, Is
based upon tho number of dead found
p. on iho battlefields.
pans uecinrca inai i-rencn counter
. attacks In tho region of Craonno havo
, regained all lost ground, but Berlin
reports tho capture of 500 yards of
(trenches' in addition to tho 1500 yards
" previously taken In that section. Both
sides also claim victory in Alsaco.
Tho Russian advance on Koenlgsberg
J has been halted by a sudden and stub
f born German rdslstanco along tho River
Inster. Artillery posted on tho bank Is
helling tho Invaders' lino.
At Gumblnncn, in East Prussia, a
'.general battle has doveloped. Petro-
Egrad chronicles further progress, but
(Berlin states that tho too has been
5 checked with heavy losses. Tho cud-
K.'titiA rt T3lll1rn1lnri la f1Vnn 11 if r Ar.rtWairl
iby tho Russians.
i.An unconfirmed report states that a
Kfevcfo nrtlllery engagement' has"'do-
gveloped near Grodzlsk, only 12 miles
M southwest of Warsaw. This Is tho near
est ino iaiser nas como to Warsaw
In tho second drlvo.
Vienna reports capture of Uzsok Pass
In the Carpathians.
Turkish forces, numbering probably
120,000, havo been checked In outpost
skirmishes in their advance on tho Suez
Canal. Tho British defenders are
largely Hindu colonials.
Russian trops wero defeated by tho
Turks near Olti, in tho Caucasus, and
are in flight, according to Turkish re
ports. Rumania's entry into tho war is au-
Kigured in the $25,000,000 loan made to
mat State by Great Britain. A recent
THE WEATHER
WCLOUDY
p The cold wave predicted yesterday is
&- coming- all right, but it is about 12 hours
behind time, which mukes It due same
time after sunset tonight, Last night out In
li the Central and Northwest States they
were having temperatures somewhat below
xero, and the cold wave was sweeping
East at n great rate. So just because
p today you may find It possible to travel
'around without an overcoat, don't let
the furnace fire go out If you do you
. may have to melt the Ice In the water
pitchers before you can shave tomorrow
k. morning, and that Is no fun at all.
E Furthermore, the indications are it wilt
lbs cloudy tomorrow. ,
I' Of which we give you fair -warning I
FORECAST
For Philadelphia and vicinity
(Cloudy and unsettled today and to
night. Colder tonight and possible
tnoiu flurries.
For details, see page 2,
Observations at Philadelphia
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Almanac of the Say
ua (its 6:07 p. in,
Bun rlata tomorrow ,,,.,,.,,,...-, 7:18a. m.
Wood, acta tomorrow , 6.30 a. w.
Lamps to Be lighted
I'Antos and other vehicle,,,;,.,. 5;30p. m.
The Tides
PORT RICHMOND.
tllUn water 1:03 p.m.
JMv water T.21 p. in.
' Jill' a water tomorrow 12:00 a.m.
CHESTNUT 8TOBBT WHAIIF.
Hleh water 11.51a.m.
J-ow waur T. 13p.m.
inih water tomorrow 15.30 a.m.
REWOV ISLAND.
oww water ;t.p- m.
Utah water "4?P-m-
"w water tomorrow 4.08 a.m.
JJRBAKWATSH.
&w water l48p.m.
Wut wai ::.....:...: .sites-
w water tomorrow 1331a. .
decreo forbnde loans outside of Great
nrltnln, ami tho fact that funds nro
now being furnished from London Indi
cates that Rumania Is about to Join
tho Allies against Germany.
Tho Turkish mennco to the Suez
Cnnnl lrt regarded is n strong argu
ment for Italy's participation 'n the
conflict.
GERMAN RALLY HALTS CZAR
IN ADVANCE ON KOENIGSBERG
Post Artillery on Inster Alone Which
Russians Are Moving.
PETROOUAI1. Jnn 2S
Stubborn resistance tins been encoun
tered by tho Russian nrmv advancing
toward Koenlgsberg In Knst Prussia, It
Wis admitted hero today.
The Clermnns have posted heavy artil
lery on the west bank ot the Inster, north
of InMerburg, nnd nro attempting to
block tho Russian ndvnnco by bictklng
up tho Ice.
The Russian right, which has crossed
thf Inster south of I. nsdclmcn, Is mov
ing down the west bank with the object
of making a Hank nttnek upon the tier
mans wes. of Mallwlsohken. This at
tack, If successful, will force tlio Ger
mans to retire from the river north of
Instcrburg and permit passage of the
entire ItiisMnn force.
GERMAN CANNON SHELL
FOE 12 MILES FROM WARSAW
Attempt to Break Czar's Defense Line
Reported.
PETHOQRAD. Jnn !S
A severe nrtlllery engngement, devel
oped by a German attempt to break
through tho Russian line, has occurred a
few miles south of Grodzlsk.
Grodzlsk Is 12 miles southwest of "War
saw and In the nearest oolnt to the Pol
ish capital yet mentioned In connection
with the present German offensive nest of
tho Vistula.
The nrtlllery battlo reported above,
therefore, probably occurred about 13
miles from Warsaw, or less than 12 miles
from the outer forts of the city.
The nearest points to Warsaw previ
ously mentioned have been BorJImow nnd
Goumlne, about 25 miles west of tho city.
RUMANIA GETS $25,000,000
FROM ENGLAND FOR WAR
Loan Negotiated for Purchase of
Supplies.
LONDON, Jan. 2S. An agreement was
signed In London yesterday for the loan
of 5,000,000 ($25,000,000) to Rumania.
Tho money will bo advanced by tho Bnnk
of England to tho Bank of Rumania
against Rumanian Treasury tbllls.
The loan Is a result of a visit to Lon
don of the Rumanian Finance Commis
sion. It Is understood Rumania will use the
money for tho purchnso of war materials.
FRENCH DESTROYER LOST
Sunk Off Nieuport LaBt- Week, Ber
lin Hears.
BERLIN, Jan. 25. "From a communica
tion between the French Marine Minister
and a Times correspondent It Is learned
that a French destroyer was sunk oft
Nieuport last week," the Press Bureau
asserted today.
No details of the alleged destruction of
the French vessel wero given.
Other War News on Page 4
5,600,000 FRESH
SOLDIERS REAM
FOR WAR PLUEGE
British and French Mass
4,500,000, Austria 1,100,
000, Prepared to Take Up
the Battle.
LONDON, Jan. 28.
Approximately CCOO.COO fresh troops soon
are to be hurled Into the battles of Eu
rope. Austria reports 400,000 new forces al
ready on their way Into Galicia, which,
with the troops now being made ready,
will make n total of 1,100,000 new Aus
trian lighters.
A new Allied army of -I.COO.OOO men, in
cluding 2,500,000 French and 2.000.000 Brit
lah, Is ready to take the Held for the great
offensive movement against the German
lines In Franco and Belgium.
Reports here declare that In connec
tion with this impending offensive. Presi
dent Polncare, of-France, paid a-ecret
vlalt last week to England and. In ad
dition to conferences with King George
and Prime Mlnlstor Asqulth, saw Lord
Kitchener's army. It Is said the French
War Minister, M, Mlllerand, whose visit
has been acknowledged, arrived while
the President was here, and that Import,
ant, meetings of the -British and French
Ministers took place. ,
It 'Is stated that the French army for
some time has been carefully conserving
Its artillery ammunition for a new devel
opment of the campaign which has been
agreed upon,
VIENNA, Jan. 23.
A new Austrian army of 400,000 men Is
being sent to the front. These troops
consist of Austrian landsturm forces,
which have bcen'Urllllng for six weeks.
This new army is exclusively Austrian,
containing no Hungarian, Bosnian or
Herzegovlnlan troops.
In connection with the departure of
these fresh troops, who are being snt
to the aalictan front, it was learned
that the Austrian War Office is making
preparations to send 700.000 more sol
diers as fast as they can be equipped
and drilled.
With these additional 1,100,000 men in
the Held, t'ne War Office expects a quick
conclusion to the Russian campaigns in
Galicia and southern and western Poland.
Cabinet Crisis Imminent in Peru
LIMA. Peru, Jan. 38. The resignation
of Minister of Foreign Affairs Fernando
Gazzanl. which was tendered on Decem
ber It, haB been accepted by President
IMUIngburst. A cabinet crisis In immi
nent and the resignations of the other
numbers ara xjetd.
MINISTERS
me picture
KILLS HIS WIFE
AND TAKES POISON
IN SANATORIUM
Ward M. Snyder, Son of
Millionaire Oil Operator,
Dying Tragedy Unex
pected. HOUSTON, Tex., Jnn. IS. Ward M.
Snyder cut the throat of his beautiful
wife and then took bichloride of mercury,
Jp the. Baptist .Sanatorium,, today. She
was found dead. Snyder, said to be tho
son of a millionaire Pittsburgh oil oper
ator. Is dying. Tho cause of tho tragedy
Is a mystery.
The couplo were going to Corpus Christ!
when Mrs. Snyder suddenly 'became III.
several days ago. Her maiden name is not
known here, but sho Is believed to have
been a former opera singer.
Snyder called ostensibly to Inquire about
his wife's condition today. They wero left
nlono In the room. Nurses declared no
sounds of a quarrel or struggle woro
heard.
SHOOTS WIFE IN HEART
Maryland Man Fires Four Times,
Killing Her Instantly.
BALTIMORE, Jan. 2S. Benjamin R.
Davis fired four shots Into tho breast of
his wife. Mrs. Annie Davis, at tho home
of William R. Lamb, at St. Denis, Md.,
today, killing her Instantly.
The couplo had been separated. Davis
was captured an hour after tho shooting.
PRESIDENT VETOES
IMMIGRATION BILL
FOR LITERACY TEST
Sends Measure to Congress
With Reasons for His Ac
tion May Become Law
by Two-thirds Vote.
WASHINGTON. Jan. IS. President
Wilson today vetoed the Immigration bill
nnd sent with the veto a message ex
plaining his reasons.
The closing of the "open door," the
adoption of the literacy test and other
restrictions were given as causes for his
action. .
Chairman Burnett, of the House Immi
gration Committee, to which the message
was referred, saw ne woum mom mu,
day or Friday of, next week to recon
sider the bill and pass It over the veto.
Representative Sabath, of Illinois, leader
of the opposition to the measure, pressed
for action today, or by net Tuesday at
the latest. After a long wrangle Thurs
day was virtually agreed on.
CHAROES OPPONENTS HAD "TIP."
'I desire no snap judgment on any
body," said Burnett. "I do not think
anyone who favors this bill had any tip
as to when this message would come In.
i relieve the message Itself, In Its four
corners, contains reasons why the bill
should become law. we nave more man
enough votes to pass It over the veto."
"The veto will b sustained," said Sab
ath "Friends of the bill will fail to over
ride the veto by 18 or 19 votes."
Sabath resented a charge that the bill's
opponents had a, "tip" that It was to be
Yetodd.
"Everybody else had the tip," Republi
can Leader Mann retorted.
Sabath asked that 105.000 opolee of the
veto message be printed, but there was
objection Representative Earnhardt, of
Indiana, modified it to SCOW. RepreseBti-
Ceneladed ou 18 3Vo
HERE TODAY TO INVITE "BILLY" SUNDAY TO
shows the committee of ministers just
LIBERTY BELL TRIP
TO FAIR FOR JUNKET
THOiT FALL IN BITS
Experts Say Relic Cannot
Stand Train Jolting, But
Councilmen Want Free
Rides West. .
Back of a plan of Councils to send tho
Liberty Bell to tho Panama-Paclllc Ex
position Is developing a free cross-con-Incnt
Jtrla, for a nujnbcr of Organiza
tion Councilmen, with the city ot Phila
delphia footing the bills for their sojourn
in San Francisco, as well ns for their
SKO-mllo train ride.
Chairman John P. Connelly, of the
Finance Committee of Councils, it Is re
ported, will Introduce in Councils next
Thursday a bill to send tho Liberty Ben
from Independence Hall to tho Exposition
"for the edification and inspiration of tho
nation."
It Is declared that a hint of a personally
expcnsoless trip for the moro favored of
tho Organization's supporters In Councils
has given great Impetus to tho project to
send tho hell to San Francisco. Arrange
ments have even been made with tho rail
roads over which the bell would travel
on Its Western Journey.
The Philadelphia Chapter, Daughters of
the American Revolution, todny went n
record ns being Irrevocably opposed to tho
sending of the Liberty Bell to Son Fran
cisco to be exhibited at tho Fanamn-Fa-cltle
Exposition. Tho members of tho
chapter passed a resolution condemning
the deslro nf certain Councilmen to send
tho precious relic to the Pacific Ccast and
Incidentally enjoy a free trip, nt the ex
pense of tho city, to tho exposition. Thin,
nttltude on the part of certain "patriotic"
Councilmen came In for severe criticism,
Mrs. Thomas Potter, regent of the
Philadelphia Chapter, and Miss M. A.
Dobbins, vice regent, wero particularly
severe In their criticism of the plan to
send the bell to the Paclllc coast.
"It Is nlmost unbelievable how some
people can be selfish enough under the
guise of patriotism nnd the desire to
'Inspire' tho nation ns to risk one of the
most precious and priceless treasures of
the nation." said Mrs. Potter. "It has
been repeatedly shown by experts thut
a trip to tho coast would result disas
trously to the bell, and that It Is better
off and secure only In the placo where
It Is now. If some gentlemen In Coun
cils think they can succeed In any of
their plans as regards tho Liberty Bell
without any opposition they are mis
taken. We will protest and continue to
protest until these gentlemen, who seem
to care more for their own pleasures
than for the nation's treasures, will be
obliged to retreat."
Equally outspoken was Miss Dobbins.
Miss Dobbins said that the people on the
Pacific coast really do not want the bell,
and that tho request for the bell was
sent to Philadelphia with no other pur
pose than to advertise the Exposition.
"I have recently returned from Cali
fornia," said Miss Dobbins, "and I want
to say that the people out there do not
want the Liberty Bell hauled across the
continent. I spoke with many persons
while In Los Angeles, and was, repeatedly
Concluded on l'ase Two
Joker
The tclfs anil humorists of Cow
gress keep proceedings from leing
too dreadfully solemn, A little Joke,
too, may rnean all the difference be
tween defeat and re-election the
next time fie joker is a candidate
for his own job,
Edward W. Townsend
will tell about congressional jokes
and jokers in an entertaining artl
ale. which will include some account
joking aside of the evidence in
support of the claim that John Fitch
and not Robert Fulton deserves the
credit of having first successfully
operated a steamboat. Fttch's
steamer made the trip between
Philadelphia and Trenton SO years
before the Clermont went up the
Hudson. This article will appear fo
ntorroio on the editorial page of the
Evening Ledger
after they left their train at the Reading
GIRL OF 18 DRAGGED
INTO AUTO, DRUGGED
AND HELD PRISONER
Tells Thrilling Story of Kid
naping by Two Men and
Woman, and How She
Escaped.
A dramatic talo of being thrown Into nn
automobile, drugged by two men nnd n
woman, nnd hqld prisoner in a houso In
Rnco or Vino street for several hours
until sho climbed out a window and es
caped with tho aid of a negrcss servant,
was narrated today by lS-ycar-old Clara
Cozzl, 1014 South Hicks street.
The girl now is at her home, unharmed,
but suffering from tho shock of her ex
perience. She was found In a dazed con
dition nt 12th and Federal streets by Fo
liceman Patterson, who took her to the
15th street nnd Snyder avenue station.
City Hall detectives now are trying to
locate the houso in which the girl says
she was held prisoner. Sho Is not sure
whether It was In Rnco or Vino street.
DRAGGED INTO AUTO.
Miss Coz.l went to visit her brother,
noar 7th and Pino streets, yesterday after
noon, she snys. About i o'clock sho start
ed home. At 12th and Federal streets,
she declares, a big red touring car was
standing at tho curb. As she was about
to pass, a well-dressed woman stepped
from the machine and Invited her to take
n rldo. The girl refused, and tried to
pass on. but the woman seized her, and
before she had a chance to offer any re
sistance dragged her into the tonncau of
the automcblle.
Tho men pulled her back Into a seat.
Concluded on l'uee Tho
MASKED MEN ROB GROCER
AND ESCAPE ON TRAIN
Burglnra Sandbag Victim in Store fit
Pennington, N. J.
TRENTON, N. J., Jan, 18 Two masked
burglars entered the store of Henry Bas
sett, a grocer on Mam street, Penning
ton, six miles from here, early today, and
while one knocked him Insensible with a
sandbag, tho other stole M from the
cash register.
While being pursued the men escaped
on a freight train on the Philadelphia and
Reading Railway bound for New York.
Bassett was seriously Injured by blows
on the head.
MAY WHEAT ABOVE $1.50
Highest Trice Since the Leiter
Corner in 1808.
CHICAOO, Jan. M. The highest wheat
prices, with four exceptions since the
Civil War, were reached In the local pit
today. Options on May deliveries sold
for t1.W per bushel. During the war of
61 wheat was around $3 per bushel, and
remained at about I2.S5 for two years
after.
In 1S76 wheat sold at J 1.66. During the
B. J. Hutchinson corner in 1SSS wheat sold
at 12 per bushel.
In !, during the famous "Lelter cor
ner," It sold at fl-So- Whan Jamea A.
Patten engineered his corner In 1909 wheat
soared to t'-W a bushel.
FIFTEEN BELOW ZERO
Kansas City, Mo., Reports Lowest
Temperature in Years.
KANHAB CITY, Mo.. Jan. S8.-The ther
mometer Is standing at 10 degrees below
zero here today, with 16 degrees below
reported at many points In Kansas. This
is the low record for two years. '
A heavy blanket of tnow has served to
protect the winter wheat crop, which U
reported in good condition.
NEW YORK
Terminal.
PORTER WINS POINT
WHEN SULZBERGER
SENTENCES FELONS
Prisoners Taken to Court
From House of Correction
on Writ and Committed to
Prison.
What is believed to bo a partial vindi
cation for Director Porter In his contro
versy with Judge Sulzberger lesultcd to
day when several van- loads of-Tirlsoners
convicted of burglnry or other fcloQlcs
were brought to City Hall from "tho
Houso of Correction nnd resentenced by
tho court. Tho men wero lined up be
fore Judge Sulzberger thlH nfternoon and
later sent to tho penitentiary.
Attorney John II. Fow, representing
Director Porter, had a conference this
morning with District Attorney Rotan,
who Is reported to agree with tho Tubllc
Safety Directors stnnr that Judge Sulz
berger errd In sentencing men convicted
of felonies to tho Houso of Correction.
Mr. Fow obtnlned tho writ nnd tho
Houso of Correction was Immediately
emptied of every "crook" vlthln Its wnlls.
The prisoners got an Inkling of what
they were being removed for on the wny
to City Hall and Jeered and honied ns
they were being hauled up to the fifth
lloor on the prisoners' elevator.
THE COURT'S VIEWS.
Judge Sulzbcigcr granted tho motion foi
the resentence of tho prisoners, and then
made the following statement:
"The prlmltlvo Idea or punishment hasi
been stcndlly eliminated, nnd during tho
Inst 10 years, by consistent legislation
which has produced the indeterminate
sentence, the parole and probation, tho
humnnlty which had theretofore estab
lished reformatory Institutions was ex
tended to all convicts; nnd the State de
eland It as Its public policy that all Its
prisons and workhouses wero reform In
stitutions. "With tho wisdom or the unwisdom of
that policy tho courts cannot Interfere.
Tho Legislature Is tho supreme legisla
tive power of tho Stnto of Pennsylvania
under ,t'ne constitution and when It en
acts a stntue constitutionally It Is the
supreme law of the State, to which all
men must ileld obedience, whether they
ns Individuals agree to its wisdom or not.
The courts must obey the law.
"Under that system 10 years ago one
of my brothers, whom I may without
flattery call one of the wisest and most
learned of his time, started this system
of sending prisoners to'the House of Cor
rection, on the well-estnbllshed theory
determined by scientists and phycholo
glsts and friends of humanity. It was the
best wny to redeem the weakened mor
ally, physically and mentally. Work nnd
even work In the open air Is an agency
unsurpassed In doing what can for weak
ened mental, moral and physical na
tures." PRISONEItS ASK FOR WORK.
The courtroom was jammed to the doors
when John Joyce, convicted January 9
of burglary and sentenced to six months
In the House of Correction, was called.
Lawyers, office holders and relatives of
the prisoners were crowded Into the room
until every seat was filled, and it was
all the court attendants could do to
maintain order,
Joyce demanded work when his case
was called. He said he had been In a
cell alone at the House of correction, and
he could not stand it any longer. Ha
was willing to go on the stone pile If
sent back, but wherever he was sent he
said he wanted something to do. Judge
Sulzberger made the new sentence sis
months In the penitentiary. X"
A pathetic plea for the release ofvh,er
daughter. Josephine McCabe, who la about
to bat'ome a mother, was made by the
mother of this prisoner. Jme SfcCabe
woman was sentenced to sHr months In
the House of Correction on a chares of
receiving stolen property from a gang of
burglars In Kewlngton. Judge Sulzber
ger resentenced her to the penitentiary
pending Investigation of her case.
More Stockyards Closed
WASHINGTON. Jan. M.-The stook
yards at Buffalo, N Y., and Richmond,
Vt.. were closed today by the Depart
ment of Agriculture because of the foot
and mouth disease. The yard will re
main UosxJ for four or flr day until
they van be thoroughly disinfected.
SUNDAY HURLS ;
BROADSIDES AT
NEW YORK HOST
200 Visiting Ministers Heat
Evangelist Flay Careless
ness of Servants of Church
in Big Cities.
"Salvation Special" Lowers
Speed Record From Jorsey
City by Making the Trip in 92
Minutes.
AT THE TABERNACLE TODAY.
2 p. m, Mr, Sunday delivers Ma
sermon, "Feeding the Five Thou
sand." S p. m.tlss Raxc meets her Bible
class on the platform.
7. MO p. m.Mr. Sunday will
preach. Subject not announced.
STATISTICS.
Attendance
Yrstcrday afternoon ". 17,000
Yesterday evening 10,000
Approximate grand total... SIZftOO
Converts,
Yesterday afternoon 77
Yesterday evening 327
Total to date S,08T
Sermons.
Preached to date 48
Remaining to bo preached, . 11
Collections.
Yesterday afternoon . . . $5i0.05
Yesterday evening .... (906.04,
Grand Total $36,024.10
Approximate contribu
tion from each person .Of 1'5
Two hundred New York clergymen,
who came to Philadelphia on a special
train today to get acquainted with "Billy'1
Sunday's methods of Blammlng the devil,
wero not dlsnppolnted. They "got thelra''
during "Billy's" assault on sin when h,
preached his famous sermon on "Feed
Ing the 1000."
After the lambasting the evangollst gave
the visitors, in which ho held up beforo
them the shams of church members and
ministers nnd urged them to become wide
awake personal workers, no one could
charge Sunday with toning down his ser
mons to BUlt certain audiences. Just aa
ho has becn.hlttlnsjnriJ.Arjaiwt ar-ttio" '
Philadelphia clergymen ond church lead
ers the evangelist threw hot shot into
the New Yorkers today. .
Sunday scorned the carelessness of the
'churches to the welfare of the masses
particularly as it applies to New York.
PROBLEM OF THE CHURCH.
"Thcro Is no blinking nor dodging the
fact that In drawing tho masses to its
doors, tho church Is facing a crisis," he
said. "Take a walk down Cth avenue
through the districts of wealth and ro
llnement nnd you find church spires
aplenty. But as you walk eastward tow
ard tho rlvpr, what do you rind? You
New York preachers know what is there.
The further downtown you go the less
is tho number of God's steeples. As the
population becomes more denso and poor,
the church becomes a thing of the past.
It Is disappearing.
"Gradually the older members of con
gregations have moved into the suburbs,
and with their withdrawal, tho support
of tho downtown church becomes more
difficult, in board nnd trustee meetings
of such churches you hear talk like this:
Cut your clothes to tit your cloth cut
down expenses to tally' with receipts.'
"Great God," he screamed, "Is this a
caubo and a time for retrenchment or adt
vancement? Does a wlso general reduce
his force Jn the presence of the enemy
"Instead of adding to the funds to help
save tho unfortunates In tho densely
populated sections, what do you da In
most cases? You sell your old down
tou churches for enormous sums of
money to commercial institutions nnd
then you take the money out Into tho
quiet, peaceful suburbs nnd put It into
fine, costly clubhouses. And then you
forget nil obout the unsaved souls back
in the old town and let them go to hell
In bun6hes.
"Thta condition is not found In hen
York only. It exists In every large Ameri
can city. And yet, we hear all kludi
of news about charitable work, settle
ment work, social service, eugenic educa
tion and dozens of movements to 'help
the poor' when the real thing they need,
the one thing they should have above all
othera Is the religion of Jesus Christ,"
"I will go with you in all your social
service work, In your sociology, Jn your
doctrine of eugenics ond In any and nil
movements for the uplift of humanity,
provided you give Jesus Christ His right
ful place In all these! But when you
drop Jeaus Christ, you and I part com
pany," "fJew-fangled Ideas" and "Isms" again,
came In for rebuke. Genuine Christianity,
Sunday declared, was the only kind of
religion that could soothe all Ills and
drive awoy all troubles.
Revival songs rang out In the tralnshad
of the Beading Terminal at 11.45 o'clock
today when tho ministers arrived on a,
"Salvation Special."
The run from Jersey City "was made In
9: minutes, a new record for speed over
the Jersey Central Railroad tq this. city.
Upon arrival here the mnlsters went
to the Hotel Hanover, where they had
luncheon. Later they marched to the
tabernacle in a body.
There were more requests for reserva
tions on the special train than could be
granted. Scores of clergymen who want. 4
to hear and see "Billy" Sunday at worjt
"scrubbing up" the Quaker Clt were diss
appointed. Almost every denomination la
New York Is represented In the deltgi-
Concluded on ' Six
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