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DAY OF DAYS IN
RECORD BREAKING CROWDS
Almost Three Thousand Have Ac
cepted the Teachings of Christ
Since Campaign Began
; 11 o'clock— Good Cheer meet.]
ing," First Methodist church, all!
' evangelists and ministers. '
' 12— 'Noonday meeting, Blanch* >
'. ard hall, W. E. Biederwolf. .. ':',
3:3o— Children's meeting, Pico;
! Heights M. E. church, speaker,!
; C. T. Sehaeffer. v!
. 7:30 p. m. — Meetings In every*
: district. ;
First Methodist church— Speak. •
. er, Dr. J. Wilbur Chapman. ',
• Church— Speaker, Henry Ostrom. .
University M. E. Church—;
■ Bpeak'er, W. E. Biederwolf."^ $•
Boyle Heights M/ E. Church— |
Speaker, H. W. Stough. 1
.Asbury M. E. Church— Speak. l
cr p John H. Elliott. J
Olivet. Congregational Church — .
Speaker,' Tilman Hobson. '•'■> jj
Advance Buggy Company Build--
Ing—Speaker, R. . A. .Walton. J
Yesterday l was the day. of days in the
great -revival campaign.:
Never ■ before : in*- the ' history of Los
Angfeies'has" there'been a time when
so many listened to . the word of God.
.The day opened the third -u/eek of
the work of the evangelists and as a
result of their labors almost 3000 men
and 'women have-become- professing
Christians. : • '""•• •" ■' •' :
The"' gospel' of Christ was preached
in every part"tn* the city, the hymns
of Christ 'were' sung by thousands of
voices and the hearts of men were ex
In' the morning there 'were services
in' all the ' churches ' preparatory to
the other work of the day. In the
afternoon ..there were the two men's
mass meetings in. the central district,
as well as special' meetings for young
people' in all the_ districts.
1 In the evening the crowning success
of the "day ...arrived * when throngs
flocked to the meetings, filling the
churches and making It necessary to
hold from two to three overflow meet
ings, in each district.
This week the evangelists will
carry their work into fields which
have hitherto been untried by them.
They, will hold several meetings on the
streets and will make special trips on
the. cars to the outlying towns and
villages, where they will hold meet
ings. .;. . . ;; ..
UNABLE TO GAIN ADMISSION
Three. Overflow Meetings Not Enough
. - to Accommodate the Crowds
■ , • Only a small portion of the people
•uho started out to attend the meeting
in the First Methodist church succeed
ed in gaining admission, for there
were so many that not only this
church but also three others were
filled. When every seat in the church
"was filled, the people were told to go
to; the' basement;- where Rev. J. H.
Thompson; who is Dr. Chapman's head
assistant in personal work, .conducted
I 'a meeting. This place soon became in
adequate, and before every one was
accommodated Rev. Robert J. Bur
dette was preaching to a houseful at
• Simpson auditorium and Rev.Levl D.
Barr at the German M. E. church.
I - After Dr. Chapman had finished his
- sermon, an after 'meeting was held
which 'was- different from everything
b previously jjjeld. '.",•„
f ,As,spon,a3 ; the people left the church
4 who. did .not 'care to stay for the after
"ineeiipg," others who had been waiting
.'." outside the doors In the hope of being
• able to hear even a little came in and
:. occupied the seats. Dr. Chapman
■;. stated that he' was sure that if Dr.
. Mcihtyre was not given a chance to
,; tell some of the thingf which were fill
- ing his heart trie consequences might
.'.. be serious.^ ; ■'■ j- •'•'•|*|f
-;. " 'P r - Mclntyre arose and satd that Dr.
' Chapman had told just what was true.
"If he just will give me a chance to
praise my Savior, I certainly will not
"refuse it. I have been praising God
\ during every waking minute for two
' weeks, and I think that we should all
do a great deal of praising for the
work which he has done here.
"The revival is breaking out every
where." Men are listening, women are
Inquiring and even children are feel
ing the power. Hundreds of letters
carry the glad tidings all over the
land, telling of souls redeemed, man
acles broken and shackles destroyed.
We are beginning to see our church
■'whatlt should be. Our town now is
better than it ever was in all its his
tory, and" today wa» the brightest day
of all my life. If heaven had ever
given me- a singing voice, I would go
■'. up and down the streets singing like a
lark on the prairie."
Dr. Mclntyre's fact lit up as he said
the words and when he took his seat
on the platform again he looked like a
man In a dream. H| g statement was
followed by others all given In the
name tone of sincere Joy. People of all
nationalities testified. An Englishman
said that he had become a Chris,
tlan after coming to this country and
that before he came .he had almost
| .broken his mother's heart. Dr. Chap>
man asked if his mother knew. "Bet
; your life," was the'prompt response.
$'*.'A man from Santa Btlrbara mission
• who has been working among the Mex
kaiis of that city said that he had left
J. WILBUR CHAPMAN CONDUCTS ENTHUSIASTIC SERVICE
his wife nnd children lor the first time
in his life and ? that his letters home
told of the work In .this' city.
.Old Style Revivalist '
There was only one woman who went
beyond the bounds of modern revival
ism, and she evidently thought herself
back in the days when shouting and
handclapplng were the order of the
time,' for she did both with a veng
ance. ■ . . _;
The testimony of one young man was
received with great pleasure by the
workers.. He had been converted by
the evangellstls some time ago but had
strayed from .the paths, of orthodoxy
and Joined the ranks of the followers
of B. Fay Mills. He said that twice
he had been 1 relieved by Francis Mur
phy, but that he had sunk lower and
lower until he had become a drunkard
again. Lust night he held the Bible
up In his hand and declared, "I want to
thank God that he. has brought me
back to the true faith again and that
he has given me back this book as
One of the women who has been
working among the prisoners at the
jails said that the revival had even
penetrated to them and asked that
prayers be offered for the prisoners.
Dr. .Chapman preached a strong ser
mon. He took as his text, "Zaceheus
Make Haste and Come Down." .Luke
19:5. -".The. Son of ' Man Is come to
seek that which was lost." Luke 19:10.
He said: "These two . texts form (i
part of the story of the meeting of two
men, very different from each other.
The one Is Zaceheus the publican, a
rich. man because he was a tax gath
erer and had defrauded the people.
The other, ls the Son of God who was
rich, yet for our sakes he became poor.
The one comes down from the pres
ence of God and the company of the
angels,. .the. other -from the. sycamore
tree and, from his doubt, and the re
sult of the .meeting of the sinner and
the seeking 'savior, was the salvation
of the sinner. JJ-C'.V^
"But if we. are not . united in this
world we shall not be in the next. Be
tween the saved and the lost there is a
great gulf 'fixed and no man can pass
over it.'. Today, however, is the day
of salvation, and. we may know. Christ
If we will.".
URGES MEN TO ACCEPT CHRIST
Throngs , Press Forward to Altar at
.The men's meeting In the First
Methodist church yesterday afternoon
was one that will never, be forgotten by
those who attended. Those who have
been associated with Dr. Chapman in
his work in other cities say that the
great evangelist was at his best and
bis earnest words made a strong Im
pression on the men who filled the
, The. chorus was made , up entirely of
men, led by Charles Allen. Fred But
ler sang two selections.
The most impressive part of the
whole service was the after meeting
held in the basement of the church.
The majority of the men who at
tended the meeting stayed for this and
even the standing room was occupied.
Dr. Chapman made an appeal to men
which led them to crowd to the front
of the platform and acknowledge that
they had accepted the message of the
Savior which he brought to them. • J
Dr. ' Chapman's sermon was "A Start
ling Announcement" and his' text was:
"After this the Judgment." Hebrews
9:27.7 ! . ' " - •-.■•• ■
He said: '-'
"In this text which I have chosen I
have portion of a verse of Rcrlptiire In
which. all. men' everywhere have be
lieved. . It may, be that they' do' not
fully believe in the 'inspiration of the
Scriptures but they .accept this state
ment, and It may be also that they' do
not accept our belief in the existence of
God, however, they stand with us In a
firm belief In a- part of this Scripture
which ls my text. Certainly.lt ls ap
pointed unto men once to die, but after
this- tlu> Judgment, this -is the. whole
text. It is a startling announcement.
"There are certain reasons why the
subject of the judgment; ls a striking
"It Is personal— l doubt not there are
many people whose eyes may light
upon this message who know of dear
ones who would willingly die for them.
That one might be your mother, your
wife', your friend, but no one of them
could stand before God in your behalf.
The Judgment Is very personal. ■ r V', .«,
"It makes j men rthlnk— l am j inclined
to think that the easiest person to reach
with the gospel Ib a man. '' ..'-,'
"But you never can reach a man with
the gospel; until you make him think.
The attraction; of the world U too
s.trong and the f auclnation of sin Is too
great, but if you can make him think,
XOS ANGELES HERALD: MONDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 13, 1905.
you. have half won, him, and there an 1
few things that take hold of the con
science and the life like the thought
of the Judgment.
"The, Judgment is a place of meet
ing. We shall meet our conscience. I
can give a definition of conscience
which the unconverted man can'accept.
Conscience l» something which ap
proves when we are right and disap
proves when we are wrong; it ts that
something within that makes us bow
our heads in shamo.wheli we know
that other, people know that we are
TALKS TO YOUNG PEOPLE
Dr. Elliott Points Dangers of Certain
A special afternoon meeting was held
in the fifth district where Dr. Elliott
spoke In' the Asbury M..E. church to a
large audience of young people on the
subject: "The Christian Attitude To
ward Amusements." He said in part:
"Our Lord's simple condition to all
who would enter and pursue the Chris
tian life was summed up in the words
recorded In Mark 8:34. Whosoever
will come after me let him deny him
self, and take up his cross and follow
me. . . .
"The very first step in the Christian
life therefor is a step of self denial and
every succeeding step Is like unto It.
Self stands In front of every sin and
until self consents sin cannot greatly
"Have you had it out with self yet?
or must the old fight be waged over
and over again every time temptation
"Two sets of voices call to the soul
hourly. One set call toward heaven
and the other toward hell. To which
does your heart respond? What an
example Jesus gave of self denial and
the good that comes lrom It,
' "To follow Christ means more than
a polite assent to the truths of the
gospel. Anybody can do that. It
means squarely turning away from the
world's idea of simply pleasing self at
the cost of all else and boldly doing
right because it is right. The world
ling's idea is to please self at the cost
of everybody else if necessary while
the Christian idea is' to deny self for
the good of others and find in this the
highest form of true pleasure and en
joyment. Which is the higher type of
the two? Merely keeping from doing
wrong is not all that Is included, how
ever,'that is only negative and some
young people tire of forever being told
what they must not do. The Christian
life also includes the heroic, taking up
of the cross, not the mere doing of dis
agreeable religious duties but the hon
est taking of one's place at the side of
Christ and right, no matter what the
cost. ;.^ : «^-: ;
Once having seen and taken this posi
tion the Christian attitude ' toward
questionable amusements is made per
fectly clear. Ask yourself the ques
tion. Will what Ido benefit and Im
prove this body of mine? Will what I
do enlarge the circle of my 'influence
for good? Will what Ido bring me as
much real and lasting pleasure as to
deny myself of It for my good and the
good of others?"
■At the evening service Dr. ■ Elliott
spoke to an Immense audience which
filled the church and overflowed into
the Christian church across the'street,
■where Rev." Mr. Buell preached.
Dr. Elliott spoke on "Excuses." He
said: "There are two' kinds of excuse
makers in 'the church and out of the
church. ' Those who say 'I lack assur
ance.'hut why riot; know T the butls of
your hopes must not be ; your feelings
for these changes but the sure word of
God. Some say T haven't time.' Time,
yes you have all the time there Is, for
all your time ls God's time ' and you
must account for every hour of It.
"Outside of the church you say 'I
don't understand the Bible.' Whoever
told you. that It Is necessary to under
stand the Bible In order to be a Chris
tlan?' r It Ms not true,; all you need to
understand 1« that you are a sinner and
that Christ died for einners.
, "Others, say 'I am not a Christian
because there are sotmuny hypocrites
in the church.' Whnt becomes of
hypocrites after death?. They don't
go to heaven. ' True, but where do they
go? To the other place. • Then If you
continue In your present course where
will you go? , To the place where all
hypocrites go and associate with them
for all eternity," • . . .' ■ , ■
■ SPEND THEIR OWN SOULS
Dr. Ostrom Plead* with Sinners to
A large and enthusiastic meeting of
mv whs held ' at . Blmp»bn ' auditorium
yesterday , afternoon. . .The . Rev. Mr.
Ostrora : preached a powerful . 'sermon
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on "Help the Spender." He dwelt upon
the necessity of the Integrity of men,
the renewal of their vows to God and
living the lives of the righteous. He
said in part:
"When the bank breaks the first
announcement usually is " that the
creditors" will get refunded 100« cents
on the dollar. But later it is 80 'cents
or perhaps 30. So the money slips
through the fingers. Money is but the
shadow. It ls you that ar£ going,
yourself the coin. A man was reported
in a St. Louis paper to have offered
himself to be raffled, agreeing that he
would be the property of the winner
to do whatever he told him to do.
Terrible? Yes but riot unexceptional.
Where are the millions who but during
a few years have sold themselves for
the contents of the bottle, for the in
dulgence of lust?"
"Childhood innocence is gone. If I
should bring an enlarged picture of
you just as you looked when 3 years
old thla whole audience would jump to
its feet to greet the slKht. '
"The good vows are gone. It is bad;
ness to lie to men, and it is badness
to lie to ' God," but much more unwise
"The sense" of moral value goes also.
There Is danger ahead when a man
gets so he can stretch the truth easier
today than yesterday. Some one should
hang out red lightß for us as soon as
we begin to joke on mother's faith.
-"Spending? Habit tells It; neglect
declares It; the night whispers It; the
day reveals it; life is full of It; death
Is frightful on account of it. Men
spend their own' noula. Our moral
enemies are ready to turn the key In
"Opportunities are considered valu
able In education, leal estate, battles
and athletics. But in religion we stand
and see them iuihh like the elevator in
the office, building, without giving the
call. *' ■■/■.
"The neighbors are whispering that
business ls shaky. Falsehood ' would
not let it out. Patching up the books
will fall us. Crying hard, times would
not be accepted. The sheriff ■ has us
cornered In the office. Is there a.ny
friend In need? Where will we turn
"Oh, hear me, hear me, brother. I
have a friend who told me before the
trouble came that he hud assets for
the whole debt. He told me that he
would pay out for you at a minute's
notice. He told me that he .would
stand erect and meet the neighbors
and the sheriff, and all comers, per
fectly solvent. Jeeus, My friend, is
"Over .against the awful bankruptcy
I offer, you Jesus ' the Savior. *. He Is
made of God to us wisdom. He can
go through the tangled accounts. He
is the power of God. He can lift the
heavy debt. He himself ls for you a
"He is the gift of love. In that one
chapter, the fifth of Komans, there are
four 'abounds' and four 'reigns' and
four 'much mores.' It is ■ the Christ
whose gospel says, 'That ye always
having all sufficiency in all things may
abound.' ■ The assets are sufficient.
"Are you ready to set up business
by accepting, his offer? "
At "the close of the. regular service a
short after meeting was held. A large
number went forward to the altar dur
ing the singing of 'the hymn "Just as
I Am." ' '•• •■."■'< .-
"WILD OATS," BAD HARVEST
Evangelist Declares Men Are De-
stroyed by Sins of Their Youth
\A.t ' the ' Advance • Buggy company's
building, Dr. Walton preached on
"Wild Oats," and his text was found
ln> Galatlans, 6-5: ■ 'He not deceived,
God is not mocked, and whatsover a
man soweththat shall he also reap,"
and dealt. with the general subject of
nowlngr. and reaping. *Ho evidently be
lieves that, a man who is committing
h!ii Is mi his way to the devil, and he
advanced the theory pretty strongly
that every sin that was committed by
a man was the stronger blast that bore
him further and further from God.
The ' doctor explained that the word
"mock" meant to turn up the pose at,
but he stated that to turn up the nose
at God would not change the law of
sowing and reaping.
"God warns us not to be caught in
wild oats, and to prevent this he has
Hashed In the eyes of men many little
red lights of danger.
"The hardest arguments that ever go
on take place within a man's own
liiviiKt — when a man wants to sin and
yet fears the consequences.
"Sin Is nugarcoated. The man who
yields to temptation is caught in hie
wild oats iuul Is led captive by Satan
at his will. Obedience 'to law instead
of obedience to passion is what men
should seek. IBMflj
. "For a man to be swept off of his
feet by the passion for sinful indul
gence ls the signal of his everlasting
; "The speaker described .God's oppo
sition to Bin. Then he ' declared | that
sin banished a man farther from Clod
and that hell was large enough for a
man to continue to fall, falling' through
space . to . his everlasting banishment
to a place where the light, of ( heaven
could never shine, ami' the everlasting'
change of darkness would certainly
encompass a man if he continued to
go far enough in that direction.
j The conclusion of the sermon was an
appeal to turn to God before it was
everlastingly too late, and let God de
liver . from . the power of sin, and to
draw nearer to him lest you be caught
in your wild oats*
EVILS OF PROCRASTINATION
Dr. Biederwolf Pleads with His Hear.
ers to Accept Religion of Christ
At the University Methodist church
Dr. Biederwolf spoke from a text taken
from the eighth chapter of Exodus:
"And he said tomorrow." fr/-;;
The speaker summed up his discourse
by saying: "Some people say that they
will wait till they can understand more,
but if you are to believe nothing save
what you can understand you leave
no room at all for faith, and both
worlds become for you cold and dark
"Put it off — put it oft— tomorrow will
even be as today."
The speaker made a strong plea to
his hearers, in which he pointed out
the danger of procrastination.
Dr. Biederwolf will speak to tho
students of the University of Southern
California today at 10 o'clock.
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