Capital city courier. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1885-1893, July 27, 1889, Page 7, Image 7
t "!- rint? v i" fti" Firf',f,r'wrw,ww:tTr',,!Wjp' t WW" wi"f -W- TM vr Vflr 'T,7ppwfri;i,WBB5lfpi''' H1fmtl; 1J'PJiW J CAPITAL CITY COURIER, SATURDAY, JULY 27, 1889. s ' if? IF1 HL 1 r v i 't, 41 ' 1 $ .1 , W ! J w ills A r I k ROBERrS&CO, 212 North nth Street, Undertakers and Embalmers. A 1JLLX1) HYMN WHITER. Telephones. Onice 143. Resilience t $( Open Day nnd Night. E. T. ROBERTS, UNPRECEDENTED ATTRACTION ! Over a Million Distributed, Louisiana State Lottery Comp'y. Incorporated by tho LcHlslnturo for Kdu atloniil nml Chnrltulilo purposes, ninl Its t rnnchlso mmlo a jmrt of tha present slnle constitution In 1870 by 1111 ovcru helming pop- UlIt8VMAMMOTII DRAWINGS take place Scml Annually (June nnd Decem ber), and Us Grand Single Number Draw. lnp;s take place In each o( the othtr ten months of the year, and are all drawn In public, at the Academy of Music, New Orleans, La. FAMKO FOK TTWKNTV YKAItS, r,ir Integrity i,r It DruwhiKK, 11111I rriiuitt I'll) inr lit of Prise, attested an follows! "Wo do hereby certify Unit wo superlso ilin nrnuiRoiiicHt for all Dip Monthly nnd Keml-Annunl Drawings of Tho I.oullnmk etnto Lottery 'omniiny, and In person iiihii- ago nnd control tho Drnulnii thcinsoptes. mid Unit tho snmo nro conducted with lion- csty, fairness, mid In pood fiiltli townrdnll (nrtles, nnd wo nuthorlzothe Coi..lnny to use his cortlllcnto, with fnc-slmlllos of our slgna ures nttnehod, In Its ndvortlsomonts." Commissioners. We, tho undersigned llnnks nnd Hankers will pay nil prizes drawn In tho Loiilnlnnit Htnto Lotteries, which limy bo presented lit ur counters. . . . It. M. WAIjMSI.KY, l'res't Lnulsnnn Nnt Il'lt I'IKKUE LA.NAUX, I'res.itnto National ll'k A. HALDWIN, 1'rcs. Now Orleans Null Ilnnk CAHLKOHN. l'rcs, Union Nnttonnl llnnk Grand Monthly Drawing At the Academy of Made, New Orleans, Tuesday, August 13, 1889, Capital Prize, $300,000. 100,000 Tickets nt 20cnch: Unlves $10: Quar ters, o; Tenths, t.'j Twentieths ft. LIHTOK l'lUZKS. 1 I'HIZK OK" $100,000 Is $100,000 i riti.i: ok $100,000 ih 100,000 lPiuzr.oK w),oooih go.ooo ll'ltl.r.OK ii.'iOiiOIs SB,0n0 2 I'lUZKH OK 10,0110 nro 20,000 S 1HIZ1:h OK (MM) lire SK.000 23IMU.KHOK l.OHO nro 2",ooo KfllMll.KSOK fiOOnre IW,U) jooi'Hl.r.HOK noonro no,rin 600 I'ltlZKHOK 200 nrc 100,000 APPROXIMATION 1'llIJSKH. 100 Prizes of $500 nro 7),000 100 do. . aoonro iw.ouo 100 do. 200nro 20.0UO Tkrminai, Phizes. 009 do lOOnre $M.noo C9J do 100 nro W),000 .1,134 Prizes nniouiitlng to , mi.o.vi.HOt) Notk Tickets drnwlng tho Cnpltnl Prizes nro not entitled to terminal 1'rbc. AGENTS WANTED. 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Auvthlng In our nnmo of fered for loss than n Dollnr Is n swlndln SKETCH OFT THE AUTHOR OF "SAFE IN THE ARMS OF JESUS." funny CrWy and Her tlomn In New York, Sbo llu. ll,rn Slulitt Slnrv Child IkhhI I.lt of tti Iljimift Sbo lias Writ ten. (Special Correspondeneo.) New YotiK, July 23. Tho writer of fnvorlto hymns Is ono of tho great pow ers that itillitenue the world. Such n person can approach neuter to tho hearts of jiooplo than nny ono elso. So much H true of even tho ordinary hymn writer, but when ono can bo said to have written moro Sunday school hymns than nny ten living writers sho has nchloved n unlcruo distinction. This is bollovcd to bo tho record of Fanny Crosby, tho subject of tills sketch. Francos June Crosby, tho daughter of John nnd Mercy Crosby, tho luttcr of whom is still living, was born in South east, Putnuin county, N. V., March 2-1, 1820. Sho became blind at tho ago of 0 weeks from maltreatment of tho oyes. When sho was 0 yours old tdio moved with her parents to Ridgoflold, Conn., tho family remaining tliero four yours. At tho ago of 1A she entered tho Institu tion for tho Blind In Now York city, whoro sho received a good education Sho began to tench in this school in Sep tember, 1817, and continued her work there until March 1, 1858. Sho taught English grammar, rhetoric and Greek, Roman and American history. During ono of hor vacations, whilo sho was still teaching, sho wrote tho words to many songs for Mr. George F. Root. Among them were tho following, all ex tremely popular In tholr day; "Hazel Doll," "Rosalto, tho Pralrio Flower," "Ilonoysucklo Glen," "Proud World, Good-by, Pin Going Home," "There's Musiu in tho Air," nnd tho words for tho cantatas of "Pilgrim Fathers" and "Tho Flower Queen." In '42 nnd '43, whilo receiving instruction in tho school, she went on a tour through Now York state for tho purjKMO of making tho institution bettor known nnd securing pupils for it. During this trip sho visltod Niagara Falls, and went to all the points of Inter est thero, tho scenes being described to her by a friend. Whilo Miss Crosby was teaching nt this school sho met Henry Clay, Presi dents Tyler end Van Duron, Governor William II. Seward and Gen. Wlnflcld Scott. Sho tells this story of tho visit of Mr. Clay: "When Henry Clay camo to tho insti tution, during his last visit to New York, I was selected to wolcomo him by a poem. Six months before, ho hud lost a son nt one of tho battles of tho Mexican war, nnd I had sent him somo verses. In my address I carefully avoided any nllu bIoii to them In order not to wound him. When I hud finished ho drew my mm in his nnd said, through hl3 tears, 'This is not tho first oom for which I am in debted to this lady. Six months ago she sent mo somo lines on tho death of my dear son." Both of us wero oveicomo for a few minutes. Soon, by a splendid ef fort, Mr. Clay recovered himself, but I could not control my tears." In connection with her meeting theso notable men I might add that Miss Cros by had tho honor of being the first wo man whose voice was heard pub licly In tho sen ato chamber. She road a poem thero on ono oc casion. Sho has pub lished three ol umes of verses. Tho first was Is sued in 1844 nnd was called "Tho Blind Girl, nnd Other Poems." It contained a steel nortrnit of tho HAGENOW&ASCHMAnN, Philharmonic Orchestra AND MILITARY BAND, Room io, Opera House Block J, II. W. HAWKINS, ARCHITECT AND SUPERINTENDENT, gs comple Tl 1, 18M0: of erection trom April tUislness block. O E ontgomery, 11th and N. do do I. W Mllllujnley, 11th near N. Restaurant (Odells) O K Montgomery, N uear Oth. Residence, J J ImliorT, J and 19th. do J I) Mncfarlaud, Q and 14th. do John -t'linnig, I) and 11th, do Albert Watkhis, D Ixt Vth and 10th. do Wm Jl LeonaiihE bet Oth and 10th. Jo E It Outhrte, '.7th and N. do J E Reed, M 1), K !x-t lCth and lTth, do I, O M llkldwlii, O bet lWh and 18th, sk4ltrlum building at Mllford, Neb, Flrrt llaptlbt church, 14th and K streets. ortuary clrvtel ami receiving jtomb at Wyuka oarnetery, tffflce . Room; 33 and 34 Klohards Bloolc FANNY CROSDY. author. A second volumo, "Monterey, and Other Poems," followed in 1849, and tho third, "A Wreath of Columbia's Flowers," in 1559. Though theso show ed tho poetical bent of her mind, they luivo littlo or nothing to do with her fame. It is as a Sunday school hymn writer that eho is known wherever tho English language is spoken, and, in deed, whoi over many another language is heard. Miss Crosby was marriJ to Aloxander Van Alstyne, March 0, 1858. Sho begun to write Sunday school hymns for Wlllinm 11. Brudbury in 1801. Her first hymn: Wo aru going, no aro going To a homo beyond tho skies, was written at tho Ponton hotel on Franklin street, Now York city, on Fob. 0 of that year. Sinco then sho has sup ported herself by hymn writing. Sho lives in New York city nnd spends regu lar hours on certain days at tho offices of BIglow & Main, tho firm for which sho does mobt of her writing. Sho lius com posed over twenty-fire, hundred hymns for William B. Bradbury and his succes sors, tho al)ovo named firm, besides many hundreds more for Philip Phillips, S. J. Vail, Rer. Samuel AIuuui, II. P. Dunks, W. H. Doane, 11. P. Main, J. R. Sweeney, W. J. Klrkpatrick and others. She hns a perfect Idea of rhythm and a remarkable faculty of composing words for special occasions. Sho can compose at any timo, and docs not need, as so many verse writers do, to wait for an inspiration. If a pieco is wauted she Is told tho theme, tho occasion and tho meter; perhaps a tuno already prepared is played or sung to her, and sho is loft alono for awhile. Sho always composes with an open book, generally a copy of "Golden Hymns," held closely over her eyes. In this way sho has worn out a number of copies of that littlo book. Sho learned to play on tho guitar and piano whilo nt tho institution, and had a clear soprano voico. Sho received n technical training in music, nnd for this reason sho can, nnd does, compose airs for somo of her hymns. Ono of theso is: Jesus, dcir, I oomo to thee, Tuou host said I may; both words nnd tnuslo of which aro won derfully Bweet. "Safo In tho Arms of Jesus," probably hor best known hymn, Is her :wn favorite. Mis.i Crosby is a small woman with an animated way of moving about and speaking. Sho Is as cheery n iwrHon as ono could meet, nnd is always ready for a pleasant chut. Tho secret of tills con tentment, oho tells mo, is found in her first pieco, composed at tho ago of 8 years. Said sho: "It has boon tho motto of my life." It Is as follows: 0 "lint a happy soul I am Although I cannot scol 1 am resolved that In this world Contented I Will to. How many blowings I enjoy That other jvoplo don't; To ueep or sigh becauso I'm blind I cannot nor I won't. I never met a person who had a keener appreciation of her blessings in Ufa than Miss Crosby. It Is not every blind person who can discern tho silver lining of clouds as clearly as sho can. Sho says that had it uot been for her afillctton she might uot have so good an education nor bo great nn iniVnetico, nnd certainly not so fino n memory. Sho knows a great many portions of tho Blhlo by heart, nnd committed to mom ory tho books of Genesis, Exodus, Lo vltlcus and Numbers and tho four Gos pels before sho was 10. Then her mind Is stored with much that sho hns learned from her favorite authors. Becauso of this fine memory sho is a very entertain ing talker. As is tho caso with tho blind hor othor senses nro very keen, nnd sho knows friends and acquaintances simply by a touch of tho hand. An air of marvelous contentment is apparent In her, Sho loves her work, nnd is happy In it, for sho has the satisfaction of being inde pendent thereby, besides tho pleasure of knowing that her hymns nro a power for good. Thoy aro sung everywhere, and nro suited to all occasions. "Keep Thou My Way, O Lord," was written for a pieco of music already comoscd, and was used for several years as tho "prnycr song" at the Mayflower mission con nected with Plymouth church, Brooklyn, ncr scopo of subjects is wide, embracing everything from a contemplation of heaven, as in "Tho Bright Forever," to an appeal to tho work of this world, as in "Rescue thn Perishing." Miss Crosby tells an interesting story of this hymn. Ono evening sho attended a mission prayer meeting and during the services "Rescuo tho Perishing" was sung. At its close n young man spoko, telling how tho sound of its familiar words had helped to snvo him. Ho hnd got Into bud ways, and ono night, when homeless, jicnniless nnd hopeless, heard somo people singing it. Ho followed tho sound until it led him to a room whoro a meeting was in progress. Ho went In nnd sat down. Tho words impressed him deeply, and ho was finally "res cued" by their influence. As tho young limn finished his story, ho expressed a great desire to seo tho writer of that hymn, nnd after tho meeting tho pleas ure was grunted, not only to his own but to Miss Crosby's great gratification. Sho told mo threo other incidents con nected with well known hymns of her own, which I will givo in her language. Tho first is about "Safo in tho Arms of Jesus." "Whilo I was coming out of church with Mr. Sankoy nfter ono of tho North field meetings, a lady stepped up and asked his permission to speak to mo. Ho gavo it, nnd sho said to mo: 'O, thank Godl I hnc prayed that I might seo you before I died. "Safo in the arms of Jesus" was the lust thing my mother said before she went home.' " Tho second shows ono of tho Influ ences nrlsing from tho hymn, "Puss Mo Not," and was told by tho subject of tho story to a friend of Miss Crosby. "An old man spent Sundays fishing in a brook near a school houso whoro Suu duy school and preaching services wero held. One Sunday ho heard tho children singing, nnd said to himself: 'I'll go nnd seo what they nro doing.' Ho went, and heard them singing: "Vom mo not, O gentlo Saviour, Hear my humblu cry; While, on others thou art calling, Do uot imish mo by. "Tho words seemed to touch him. Ho listened several minutes until somo kind person invited him in. Ho said, 'No, I nm not dressed to como in.' After a little persuasion ho said, 'I will if tho children will sing that hymn again.' His request was grunted, and tho result was tho convcrslonof a nitiii who had not been near a church for fifty jcurs." Tho third relates the personal oxperi enco which insphed her to write, "All tho Way My Saviour Lends Mo." "I was sitting in my room on a hot day in July, thinking. Somo ono camo enmc in and gavo mo ten dollars. I didn't expect it. Tho gift awakened a train of thought, and I reflected that, step by step, God was leading mo, and snid, 'Praise God that I cannot 6eo any moro than I dol' " This, in brief, is tho career of Fanny Crosby. In this case, as in tho caso of all favor ito writers, it is tho iiersonality tho llfo behind tho words that makes thorn at tractive. If I have shown this person ality nnd character at all clearly I at tribute it to tho inilucnco of tho conver sations I linvo had witli Miss Crosby, Tho following list of her best known hymns, with dates when thoy wero writ ten, may prove interesting: Safo In tho Arms of Jesus 1SC3 Pass Mo Not, O Guitlo Saviour lWo Rescue tho PerUh'ng 1800 I am Thine, O Lord 1673 To tho Work 1970 There's a Cry from Macedonia IS04 Jesus, Dear, I Como to Thee 1607 Light and Comfort of My Soul 1807 There's a Ocntlo Voico Within 1600 Tho Bright Korover 1871 ClosutoTheo 1878 Lord, at Thy Mercy Seat 1863 ToQod Ho tho Glory 1873 Llko tho Sound of Many Waters 1874 Koep Thou My Way, O Lord 1803 (Written for tho music, and which was the prayer song at tho May Flower Mission Sun day school, Brooklyn, for several years.) So Near to tho Kingdom. ,, 187S O Come to tho Saviour, Deilovo In His Namo.,1974 Jesus, Keep Mo Near tho Cross...... 1800 O. My Saviour, Hear Me. 1878 Thro' tho Now Jerusalem 1864 Jesus the Water of Llfo Will dive. 1807 Saviour Moro Than Ufo to Me 1874 Annie Isabel Willis. Capital City Courier, . i es, including Win- ' BURR BLOCK. Lincoln, A'cb., July is, 1SS9. To ouu Fuien'ds : Having been asked repeatedly why wc did not handle the better grades and finer qualities of Correspondence Papers and Fancy Papetries, we have placed on sale the finest line of these goods ever brought ' v to Lincoln. MM. - . - 1 . . t , . , mc siock comprises me uest inaues, including ting's celebrated papers and in quantities to suit the pur chaser, viz.: from a quire to a ream. The very latest styles are now all in and some of the finest novelties ever seen in the city can be found in our new stock. You are invited to call while the assortment is com plete. Very Respectfully Yours, Uxj88xjl priptir (. P. S. 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