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BILLY SUNDAY FIGH"
S DEVIL IN BIGGEST
Moody's time, perhaps not since the
days of Whitefield.
He has fulminated against the devil
here for six weeks, and these are the
Twenty thousand converts!
Congregations aggregating more
than a million and a half souls!
A tremendous anti-saloon senti
ment. Two near-riots.
Billy Sunday in Action and" Mrs. Wm.
. A. "Ma" Sunday.
Pittsburgh, Pa.,. Feb. 16. "Billy"
Sunday'is-staging one of his famous
evangelist campaigns here. He is
preaching old-fashioned hell fire and
damnation to an aggregation of about
forty or fiffy thousand' people daily.
His chief assistant in his work is his
wife, "Ma" Sunday, whom he calls
the guiding spirit of his evangelistic
The most picturesque and spectac
tular revival that America has seen
in decades! Certainly not since
A city-wide religious controversy,
the bitterest that the community has
The installation of a chapel organ
and the inauguration of daily praise
services in the composing rooms of
The result of Sunday's spectacular
methods has touched every walk of
life. One day 3,000 club women
marched to the tabernacle. "Another
time 3,000 young business women
from the downtown section of the
city were in-line. On another occa
sion the entire office force of the
courthouse drilled to the tabernacle,
headed by brass bands.
The crowds at special meetings
held for men and for women are so
great that the police are unable to
All this fervor has not been en
gendered without arousing sincere
opposition. The Lutheran Church
held a mass meeting voicing protest
against sensational evangelism.