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THRONGS AT BIG
i MASS MEETINGS
IHB?.E GREAT GATHERINGS HELD
ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON.
Pt. Baylor Speaks to Vast Audience of
Women at Westminster, Dr. Chap
man Thrills Thousands of Men at
the Auditorium and Dr. Ostrom, at
the University Amory, Addresses
Three monster mass meetings, yester
day afternoon, under combined Y. M.the
A., and cinxreh auspices, marked
Mundav as one of the greatest days
religious fervor and spiritual regenera
tion in Minneapolis. As it was the last
Sunday of the Chapman campaign un
usual efforts were made to use every
moment to the best oossible advantage.
Women met in Westminster church,
moment to the best possible advantage,
pie at the university armory. The
meetings were addressed severally by
Dr. E. Taylor, Dr. J. W. Chapman
ind Dr. Henry Ostrom. Each was as
sisted by his own singer and choruses.
W. S. Weeden and Carlotta Stockdale
jang the solos at Wistmmster, Fred
Butler at the Auditorium and
Hillis at the university.
Each evangelist was assisted by a
jorps of ushers and personal workers.
At the Auditorium a special appeal was
nade for interest in the Union city
-nission. I St. Paul the visit of the
Chapman evangelists was made notable
by the beginning of the movement for
a new Y. M. C. A. building. At the
Auditorium cards were signed by those
vho were open for more information
about the St. James hotel and Union
ity missicm work.
The Twenty-third Psalm.
Dr. Taylor based his sermon at West
minster on "The Lord is my Shep
lierd." He analyzed the twenty-third
usalm in a new way, bringing home
to his hearers its beauties and arousing
an association of thought that was very
effective, in its results when the call
was macJj for those who wished the
Lord foi'their shepherd. He said that
sheep who lay down in green pastures
were thosie whose hunger had been sat
isfied the flock .was led by still wa
ters because the shepherd Knew they
would '-ot drink disturbed water the
valley tff the shadow of death was a
brightj(me, for there could be no shad
ow witaout light.
Altho over 13000 men were turned
away from the Auditorium, nearly 3,000
gained admittance. An overflow meet
ing at the First Baptist church was ad
dressed by Dr. Granstaff.
Dr. Chapman spoke on "So me Things
About Dissipation, Infidelity and Mo
ralitv Time and time again in hissons
address the evangelist became so earn
est that he stepped over the footlights,
or walked down the gangway over the
orchestra pit, right up to his hearers.
The absolute ^'sea of faces," with no
millinery to hide them, was a great in
spiration to Dr. Chapman in. the great
effort of his work in Minneapolis. The
results showed that with very few ex-ceeded
iptions the men present were interest
i in persoWal salvation. Many faces
au8ual to religious meetings were seen
nd the majority expressed interest in
better life. I Dr. Chapman's ex
perience so many have never remained
to a men's after meetin'g.
Dr. Chapman's Address.
"The Prodigal Son, was the
theme. "How wilt thou do in the
swelling of Jordan?" was the text. T^he
"speaker told the story of the caves on
the banks of the Jordan, how the water
rose from cave to cave and drove out
the beasts who made their home in
t'lese openings until they met death at
ttie hands of the waiting hunters. He
'old of the close connection the nver
*iad always had with the children of
ijtiod of the incident of the crossing of
-*he Israelites and of Naaman', and now
it was necessary in each case to comply
to the letter with God's command.
"All men," said Dr. Chapman, "are
Jn some sort of cave of refuge. I do
tot care what your sin is. Drunken
ness is no the worst sin. Young* man,
-on had better die than begin to drink,
stingy men are never drunkards. The
levilgoes after the best of you.
I have a certain kind of respect for
men that drink, but a man1
to get something for nothing and calls
it gambling, what do you think of him?
He is no better than a thief. I think
the day should come when in' any of
roost damnable thing Yo stop it.
Young man, you had! better die than be
have preached to men for ten
vears and I have never found it neces
sary for a preacher to be coarse to in
terest men. But I call you back from a
sin that will crush a man.
I have seen a very high sort of
respect for an honest infldel, but notsion
for the man that tells me he has grown
away from the old-fashioned sort of
Some men are in the cave of moral
ity. No man in the world knows his
weakness more than I. Some men say
because they are stronger than I, I
am safe.' A man whom some of you
know said: 'Chapman, you area tool
to preach the old. doctnne of the atone-
ment.' I went thru the New Testa
ment, most of the time on my knees,
and 1 found no verse in the scriptures
that says there is any other way to be
saved than thru belief in Jesus Christ.''
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TENSE FERVOR IN CLOSING
DAYS OF GREATREVIVAL
MANY UNABLE TO
CHURCHES AR E PACKED
SUNDAY EVENING MEETINGS.
During his talk Dr. Chapman made
reference again to Mayor Jones' Sun
day order. said: "'Every man
should take the stand your distin
guished mayor has taken, not only one
day, but seven. But I am sorry for the
saloonkeeper. You have licensed the
thing. I the name of God I hope the
day will come when it is considered a
most damnable thing to deal out liquor.
Yes, you applaud, but you don't vote
it," 'he said with some heat. Dean
Fletcher was at the organ and .bred
Butler sang several songs effectively.
At the Armory.
Over 3,000 persons were crowded into
the universitv armory to hear Dr. Os
trom's sermon on "Our Moral Assets."
"Certain assets are given to men in
childhood that aTe squandered by
many said Dr. Ostrom. "To squan
der these inheritances of ours is sin
sin of the lowest kind. I is sin to
spend away the childhood innocence
that was once our own sin it is to lose
primal honesty of character and the
promise i yowth. that -were cmrs xn. the
But with all this .load of sin upon
us, weighing us down, down to destruc
tion, there is still a haven of refuge.
We have the guarantee of forgiveness
vouchsafed to us by God himself thru
his Son, our Lord and Savior. This
gospel of ours is a gospel of forgive
ness, but to make sure of God's for
giveness we must become as little chil
"Of all the scoundrels in the wide
world absolutely the worst is the man
who does not hesitate to tell you that
his father or mother had too much re
ligion. Just think of it! That the
father who took care of him in his
childhood had too much of the love of
God in his heart or that his dear old
mother was too religious! God forbid!
Such a man is an mgiate for certain,
and it is safe to say that he is a
Peter Hanson, general secretary of
the University Y. M. C. A. presided,
and Dean W. S. Pattee of the lawwere
school introduced the speaker.
Dr. Chapman Addresses Vast Congrega
tions at Wesley and Westminster,
Dr. Ostrom Speaks at Plymouth
and Later at the First Baptist
Church, and Thousands Hear Other
Evangelists Turnout City.
Wesley and Westminster churches
were both packed last evening with per
who came to hear. Dr. Wilbur
Chapman, the leader of the revivalists.
At both churches many were turned
away before the speaking began, be
cause of the lack of accommodations.
The meeting at Wesley had be^n an
nounced by Dr. Chapman in.anticipa
txon of lack of room in. Westminster.
He spoke at Wesley first, and then pro
At Westminster the service opened as
usual with songs led by C. F. Allen. At
the first part of the service, George W.
Wishard spoke of Dr. Chapman's great
work and urged his hearers to be gener
ous in their material appreciation of
his services. Up to the present time,
he said, the collections had been all
devoted to the expenses of the evange
listic campaign. Thereafter they would
go to the evangelists, who are remuner
ated simplv bv the free-will ofterings
and are under no contract to get stipu
The text chosen by Dr. Chapman
was For There I No Difference.'' His
sermon was an eloquent call to those
who were not Christians to accept
"We have all sinned," said Dr.
Chapman, "afc'd each man knows his
own secret sins. I have mine and no
one knows them better than I. Do
you know, if a photographer with the
power to photograph our hears should
come int.o this church at this moment
there is not a person in' this building
who would be willing to have the pic
ture of his heart made public."
Because of the large number desiring
to remain to the after meeting, it was
held in the main auditorium instead of
in the chapel.
At the after meeting, men aWd women
by the hundreds arose, acknowledging
their determination to lead better lives.
Plymouth church could hold but a
fractional part of the vast throng of
those -who desired to hear Dr. Henry
Ostrom preach Sunday. Long before
the service opened the church was
crowded to its utmost capacity. I
was announced that an overflow meeting
would be held in the First Baptist
church, to be addressed later by Mr.signed
Ostrom. I a short time the First
Baptist church was in its turn filled and
many were bein turned away.
The necessity of an immediate deci
for Christ was the keyMote of Dr.in
Ostrom's discourse. made an elo
quent appeal for a declaration that
night of intention to lead a true Chris
tion life. The audience was plainly in
a receptive mood, and man*y were moved
to tears. A largely attended after
meeting was conducted by Dr. C. T.
Schaeffer, and a large number signified
intention to accept Christ.
At the First Baptist church the au
dience was fully as responsive to Ir
Ostrom's words as the one which he
had left at Plymouth. He conducted
the after moct'ng there in person. A
large number of personal workers were
present to aid Dr. Ostrom, and the re
sult of their combined efforts was most
gratifying. I was one of the most
satisfactory after meetings that has
been hell in Minneapolis.
Many See the Light.
That the work at Como Avenue Con
gregational church is advancing to a
happy climax, was demonstrated by the
large attendance last evening. I was
the best of the meetings held so far,
both in the numbers present, and in the
results. Evangelist Eobert E. Johnson
spoke on the text, "How shall we esber
cape if we neglect so great salvation?"
The sermon -was a strong appeal to the
unconverted. At the close of tne serv
ice nearly thirty persons declared their
conversion and pledged themselves to
live Christian lives.
Fowler church was filled with an en
thusiastic audience. Every corner was
occupied. The steps leading to the gal
lery were even filled with persons un
able to find accommodation in the
pews. An unusually large chorus led
the singing, under the efficient direc
tion of Professor W. S. Weeden. Dr.
Taylor's text was, "And the Spirit and
the Bride say come.," Following the
address, Dr. Taylor made a heartfelt
appeal for non-Christians to declare a
change in their lives and to enter the
church. Many expressed their desire
to live reformed lives hereafter.
SIXTY-EIGHT KILLED IN A MINE.
Johannesburg, Transvaal, Nov. 13.A
vertical shaft In the Driefontein mine
collapsed today. One white man ana
sixty-seven natives were killed.
BY DR. CHAPMAN
NOWHERE HAVE EVANGELISTS
BEEN BETTER SUPPORTED.
Leader Tells Ministers Must Take up
Work Where Evangelists Will Leave
ItWorkers Report Remarkable In
stances cf ConversionReports from
Districts Show Interest at Fever Heat.
Fifty ministers and evangelists gath
eiod the Young Women's Christian
Association building today at the united
meeting of the Ministers Alliance and
the revivalists who are conducting the
present Minneapolis ea-nvpaigxi. Come,
Thou Fount of Every Blessing," Dr. A.
B. Marshall began to sing. The others
joined in. Dr. Marshall had pitched
the tune a little high and a number of
the men weie lost in trying to get the
upper notes, but all sang with enthusi
"You were a little high on that,"
said Di. Chapman to Dr. Marshall, "but
it's all right. Dr. W. B. Riley of the
First Baptist church presided.
We had a touching thing happen at
our Sunday evening service," said Dr.
Taylor, a young lady who has a beau
tiful toprano voice and who sings in
our choir, gave herself up to Christ.
The service seemed to strike into her
heart, and she openly confessed her con
version. The quartet sang a song which
was an appeal to accept Jesus. 'Won't
you sing the last verse alone?' she was
asked by the leader. She consented,
and sang with a wonderful pathos and
voice full of tender emotion. I know
that that song brought a number who
wavering to declare their conver
"Prai se God,/' exclaimed several of
the listening ministers.
A Saloon Experience.
I want to tell of a peculiar experi
ence we had in our district in the sa
loon work," said Eev. Dr. Hedberg of
the twelfth district. "One of the sa
loons advertised one evening that Mr.
Asher would speak, and invited every
body to come. 'Everybody,' responded
and instead of having Mr. Asher, the
proprietor had several extra bartend
ers and a rushing business was done till
late into the night. Well, we heard
about it and told Mr. Asher. in
turn, visited the saloon and asked per
mission to hold a meeting there. The
permissioin was granted. That saloon
meeting was held last Saturday even
ing. The saloon was filled with men.
They all were interested in the message
they heard. The meeting was actually
a glorious one, and many declared their
intention of leading better lives."
Mr. Asher himself ma dp an inter
esting report as to the saloon work.
"Duri ng the stay of Mrs. Ashpr and
myself in Minneapolis," he said, "we
have held meetings in sixteen different
saloons and addressed about three thou
sand men. Three meetings have been
held in jails., where twenty decisions
for Christ were secured. I the saloon
meetings 300 hands in all were held up,
signifying th.at tlieir owners intended.
to lead better lives. Eleven question
able houses have .been visited by Mrs.
Asher, and in each case she received
courteous treatment and respectful at
tention. I think I can sav that our
work seems to have had better results
here than in St. Paul.
Hate Saloon Business.
And one more thing I want to say,''
concluded Mr. Asher, "twenty saloon
men have told me thev were sick ajid
tired of their saloon business. That they
wished to quit it, and change their lives.
I believe that those men should be
seen that they should be aided in leav
ing their present business and given a
helping hand in giving themselves
eventually up entirely to a life for
TJr Marshall took the floor on the
proposition of the crowded houses at
the evangelistic meetings. believe
that there should be more preparation
made for overflow meetings," he said,
"and then people would not have to be
turned away in such numbers from
meetings which they desire to attend.
What a blessed thing it is," he con
cluded with much emphasis, "to have
too many people coming to the Lord!''
Dr. Eiley called on Dr. Chapman to
make a few remarks in closing the
"We've come now almost to the
close," said Dr. Chapman, "and soon
we evangelists are going to put the
work back again into the hands of you
pastors. I believe that it's been a great
work. But I do not at all believe the
work is finished. I fact, it has only
just begun. I is for you pastors to con
Dr. Chapman spoke of the lsrge
number of cards which had been
at the meetings, but said he be
lieved there were many converted who
had not signed cards. "Yet the cards."
he said, "are something you can fol
low up. You will find discouragements
doing so, yet do not discontinue your
efforts. I is my experience that 90
to 95 per cent of the card signers can
by personal work, be brought into ac
tive, permanent church membership.
Sometimes you will find cards with fic
titious names. Again, vou will find peo
ple signing real names, but not their
own. I knew of a case where someone,
for a joke on the minister, signed a card
the name of the most prominent
non-believer in that town. The minister
followed up the card somewhat in fear
and trembling and on his first visit was
laughed'and scoffed at by the unbeliev
er. Yet the minister acted with good
taste, and was asked to come again. He
did so. The result eventually was that
the unbeliever and his whole family
were brought into the church. That,
in my estimation, was where the devil's
work acted directly against the devil's
design. Do not fail to follow up the
signed cards, for no one knows whether
the signer has really given himself or
herself up to God.
Yet I do not believe the large num
of cards signed, or even the great
number of confessed conversions, is the
greatest blessing of these gostJel meet
ings to Minneapolis,' he continued. I
consider the greatest blessing to this
city to be the creation of a spiritual
atmosphere. The barriers are down.
The field is open for the good work to
so on. Take it up where you find it,
for it is really the work of you minis
ters, anyway. And I want to say a
word about the reception you pastors
have given me and my associates. No
where have we been better received.
Nowhere has there been' such smooth
sailing and such hearty indorsement by
all the ministers of all our efforts. I
shall leave Minneapolis praising God for
its ministers. I have only good things
ever to say about you, tho I don't know
what you will say about me after I have
left. You have not o'n'ly opened your
churches to us, but your hearts, and we
evangelists fully appreciate it."
During the meeting,,reports were had
TH E MINNEAPorfjOURNAL.^2^^^
all the districts were represented at the
meeting, but those which did report
mav be summarized as follows:
r*"irstLarge attendance, with over
flow meetings. Great blessings on re
sults of all meetings.
SecondSunday's meetings the larg
est yet held. Churches crowded to doors.
Wonderful men's meetyig at the Audito
ThirdHundreds are being con
verted. Many men being concerted.
FourthSunday audiences very ser
ious and sympathetic in meetings. After
meetings very successful. Hope for an
even deepeaed interest.
FifthPowerful impression on theSocial
audiences as a result of Dr. Walton's
preaching. Eesults very satisfactory.
SixthChurches being overcrowded
daily. Dr. Toy's work is causing large
numbers of converts. Interest is stead
SeventhDr. Elliott is speaking to
great congregations 4,300 at two Sun
EighthMeetings are" of great power.
Many being converted.
NinthHad overflow meetings in
two churches last night. Special cases
which have been prayed for, are being
converted. Four hundred were at Sun
day men's meeting.
TenthNorth Minneapolis is stirred
as never before. Many heads of fami
lies converted. Non-churchgoers being
EleventhUnable to accommodate
crowds. Overflow meeting for Swedish
people Sunday night in Trinity Luther
an church, the address being in their
TwelfthMeetings have been good
from the beginning. Attendance in
creased to now taxing the capacity of
the buildings. "People are being stirred
as never before this district.
FourteenthStarted with considera
ble indifference and opposition. Meet
ings were held in one end of the church
a first. I is all over now. The church
is crowded at every meeting.
SixteenthYoungest district of all,
but attendance increasing. Work
among children is especially effective.
TALKS TO THOSE
WHO HANG BACK
DR. JOHN H. ELLIOTT STIES BUSI-
NESS MEN AND WOMEN.
from various ChaDmen districts, .Not to it?' Yes, I do. Many a man by this
Noon Meeting at Metropolitan Opera
House Is One of the Most Successful
Yet HeldEvangelist Answers Ex
cuses of Those Who Postpone Their
Acceptance of Christ.
Heavy rain which was falling by the
time the noon evangelistic meeting
opened today was no damper to the en
thusiasm of the hundreds who wished to
ain admittance. For half an hour be
ore the good-cheer meeting concluded,
during which time the Metropolitan
opera house doors were closed, people
not only filled tlie theater lotty- but
stood in tHe rain on First avenue wait
ing their chance to gain entrance. When
the meeting opened, every seat was oc
cupied, including the benches of the
upper gallery. Many who had been
at the good.-cheer" meeting remained
thru the noon service, but many of
them at its opening gave up advan
tageous seats on the main floor and
went to the upper gallery in order that
tired business men and women coming
in might be better accommodated.
"It seems to me peculiarly fitting
that one of your former residents
should have the opportunity of address
ing such a great meeting as (this,'' said
Dr. Chapman in introducing Kev. Dr.
H.Elliott, for many years the successful
secretary of the Minneapolis Y. M. C. A.
Dr. Elliott asked Mr. Byckert to sing
Where Jesus, Xs "JMs Tleaven TTaere
which he did with much feeling. St.
Luke, fourteenth chapter, furnisned Dr.
Elliott his text, Come.i for aH things
are now ready, and they all with one
consent began to make excuse."
I believe," he said "Jesus intend
ed this message for those in the church
as well as those without it. Jesus does
not condemn* those who did not attend
the feast, but he uses the story as a
Born and raiBed on the farm, I have
never gotten over my love and respect
for the farmer. "What would our cities
do without the pure young life which
the farm supplies them? The farmer is
Qne of the tvpieal classes who refused
the invitation in the text. The busi
ness man is another class typified. All
honor to him. I am surprised often as I
talk with business men. They say don't
you understand that in the rush -of busi
ness traffic a man must give himself up
Boutelfs Good Furniture
It This House to
Be Wholly Genuine
Fault of Churches.
WE were to offer you the kjnd of furniture sold in the
store we would be heartily ashamed of ourselves. If we were
to offer you the kind of installment credit vouchsafed by the
average store,we would feel like leaving this business and em-
barking in something else. The strength of our great success
lies in the fact that we are GENUINE Our merchandise is GENUINE
our advertisements are genuineour credit plan is genuine, gener-
ous and far-reaching. Th possibilities of this great city leave abso-
lutely no excuse for anything but absolute genuineness, and the fact that
we are opening new accounts every day is the best proof that the peo-
ple believe us genuine. We want the opportunity to prove it to YOU.
Come here and learn of our sterling credit system examine the
merchandise compare it with what you may have seen elsewhere, and
your verdict will be in our favor, or else there is nothing in being genuine.
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A Minneapolis Institution Owned By Minneapolis People.
method is laying up money. What for?
For his wife and children. And one
day he dies, and some other man gets
the wife and children and all the money.
"The man with social ties said: I
have married a wife and cannot come.'
Mr. Moody used to say this was the
most foolish excuse of all, because he
should have brought his wife with him.
But then, perhaps it was a 'men's
"It is perhaps the fault of some
churches that they have not a social
life within to attract young people.
life in a church may be made a
great blessing for God's service. I be
lieve every sincere young woman has
considerable doubt in her mind about
the young man who is all society in his
make-up who is flippant in all his re
marks about religious thingsof all
things which the young lady has been
taiifnt to hold sacred. "When a youngf
man who is true metal begins to getyou
serious and look around*for a wife
with whom to settle down and make a
home, do you know, I believe he has
but one ideal model in his search his
sweet, Christian mother.
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THE OFFICIAL PROGRAM
MONDAY, NOV. 13.
7:45 p.m.Services In all the dis
TUESDAY, NOV. 14.
10 a.m.Special Bible study, Plym
outh church, address, J. Ft. Pratt.
12:10 p.m.Noon meeting, Metro
politan operahouse, Rev. Henry Os
3 p.m.First Baptist church, Rev.
Clarence B. Strouse will tell the story
of his conversion.
4 p.m.Young peoples' meeting,
First M. E. church, Rev. C. T. Schaef
7:45 p.m.Services In all the dis
tricts. "What is prayerf In its simplicity it
is but a ery to God for help. I tell
it'would refresh some of these
Minneapolis prayer meetings some of
'this simple prayer to God, a ery from
the heart like' a child to the Father.
Some of you say you cannot pray at
meeting. Why not? None of you would
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care to admit you cannot pray to your
self alone. Well, praying in a meet
ing is but saying these prayers aloud. i|
Don't Understand Bible.
Some people say, I can't be a Chris
tian be cause I don't fully understand
the Bible. You don't have to under- %t
stand the Bible to be a Christian. Just
accept your Christ.
"Others say, 'there are too many
hypocrites in the church for me to be-
long.' Well, where do the hypocrites
go when they die? To heaven? No.
But where do those who never attend
church go, who never do any work for
God or the church? To heaven? No.
Well, then, the man who refuses the
church because of its hypocrites in the
end is no better off than the hypocrite.
"If you are ever going to make a
decision, now is the time. If God's
call comes to you, don't put it off. Ac
cept him now. Do not hesitate. Give 3
yonrself to Cnrjst now, and to his serv
ice as never before."
Dr. Elliott concluded with a sincere
prayer that all those who had not ac-'
cepted Christ might do it then, #nd that
the blessing of God and his helpful
grace might be with one and all.