the most notoriously bad characters that ever lived in New York was Orville
Gardner. He was the trainer of prize-fighters and companion of all sorts of
hard characters. His reputation was so thoroughly bad that he was called “Awful
D. L Moody used to tell the story of a
man who came to him and said, “When the Mexican war began I wanted to enlist.
My mother, seeing I was resolved, said if I became a Christian I might go. She
pleaded and prayed that I might become a Christian...
When the California gold fever broke
out, a man went there, leaving his wife in New England with his boy. As soon as
he got on and was successful he was to send for them. It was a long time before
he succeeded, but at last he got money enough to...
A beautiful young mother in New York City reterned to the building in which her little infant lay asleep and was appalled to
see the building in flames. The firemen could not restrain her and she dashed
through the flames and rescued...
When a mother has a sick
child, it is marvelous how quick her ears become while attending it. Good
woman, we wonder she does not fall asleep. If you hired a nurse, it is ten to
one she would. But the dear child in the middle of...
Ira Sankey, who for years led the music for D.L. Moody’s
evangelistic meetings, was traveling by steamboat on Christmas Eve in 1875. He
was recognized by some of the passengers, and they asked him to sing. Sankey
agreed, and began singing “...
Abraham Lincoln was well known for total abstinence from
alcohol. According to one well known story, he was once offered a drink by a colonel in the military. Lincoln responded by telling the man that when his mother was
on her deathbed, she had...