Newspaper Page Text
Pulpit and Pew IT IS A BAD CUSTOM Edward Bok Scores Pulpit Reading of Secular Notices. A CIRCULAR IS MUCH PREFERABLE Mi-. linU Tlituks That the Churches lit ii not Abolish the Old Practice Too Soon. If there are any Minneapolis church goers who are afflicted weekly with an im promptu lecture in connection with the giving out of church notices they will ap preciate what Edward Bok has to say edi torially In the last number of the Ladles' Home Journal on "The Pulpit as a Bill Board." As a rule the churches of this city where the organization can afford it have the weekly calendar printed so that the attendants will have a directory for the week to refer to and also that the time which was formerly used by the pulpit in dilating upon the affairs of the coming week may be put to better uses. The ar ticle follows: The custom of reading secular notices from the pulpit is happily being abolished by a number of churches. As a substitute, either a leaflet, circular or gome printed form of announcement containing all the notices of wetk day meetings and celebrations of the church or of neighborhood work, is placed In each pew. In some churches a regular weekly paper of four small pages is issued. The substitution of the new method for the old is a decided improvement. And it is be cause the new method is so superior that one wonders why there should still remain churches which clir.g to the old and ob jectionable mode of verbal declarations from the pu'.pit. The reading of secular notices from the pul pit is a jar to the services; is exceedingly ob jectionable to a large number of people. These folk rightly feel that secular matters should bo kept as far removed from the Sabbath services as possible. And they are perefetly justified In taking that position. It is a bit disturbing when a minister announces that a fair will be held on such or t,ucb a day, or ti>a: a atrawberry festival has been airnuged tor a certain evening; and then, with an added jocose remark—and the jocosity of the puipit to some minds always seems ghastly and witless—the pastor urges the congrega tion's presence. Picnics are announced, no tices are giveu of secular lectures, events of Ibe neighborhood and in other churches, until some clear minded people wonder whether their minister is not being "used" for advertising purposes. One thing is cer tain, notices of this character are not cal culated to concentrate the mind on spiritual matters. Nor do they prepare one any better for the sermon that follows. It is not meet- Ing the case to say that these notices are confined to the general working of the church. The fact is that all our churches cannot abolish pulpit announcements too soon. They have never had a place there; they are not in keeping with the dignity of the pulpit. £>t course, where a church is absolutely too lim ited in its finances to have the most modest sort of a leaflet printed there is some reason for the continuance of the method. But whenever it is possible the pastors of our churches should be allowed to adopt the cir cular plan. The pastor's verbal urging is not a whit more effective in inducing us to be present than the printed announcement. If the. occasion merits patronage it will receive it without an advertisement from -the pulpit. The minister should not be turned into an advertising medium under any pretext what ever. Nor should the pulpit be dragged from its high place and its lofty purpose. It is not a bulletin board. Y. M. C. A. CLASSES CLOSK The Work of; the School Ha« -Been - Successful. ' The evening classes at the Y. M. C. A. close their season's work the latter.part of this month. The work of the school during the last year has been most success ful in every way. In point of registration and enrollment, it has never been sur passed in association history. Last Thursday evening the instructors and the educational committee met to dis cuss the problems that have been coming up during the last two terms' work and to talk over any necessary changes or im proved methods. Much interest was taken and without doubt many new and valuable courses will be added at the opening of the next term with the idea in view of making the work more practical and useful than ever before. The last week of this month will be taken up with the international examina tions which will be given to all those students who desire to take them. These lists- of questions are gotten out by an international board of examiners at New York, composed of such men as Frederick B. Pratt, president of Pratt Institute. Hamilton Mabie of the Outlook, George Qunton. of Social Economics fame, and many others from Columbia. John Hopkins and other leading school o-f the country. Printed lists of questions are sent to each student desiring to try for certificates, the same questions being sent to every Y. .M. 0. A. Evening School throughout the coun try. These examinations are taken under the supervision of the local instructor, marked by him and if satisfactory marks are obtained the papers are forwarded to the International board of examiners who also mark them and if a grade of 75 per cent is obtained certificates are awarded to those who have been successful. These certificates are accredited by over 108 leading universities and colleges of the country. Already about fifty men in the local as sociation have entered for the examina tions and many mere will probably enter before the time has expired." The closing exercises of the night school will be held in the auditorium Friday evening, March The membership contest which has been on for the laat six months ended March 1, H. A. Chase winning the first prize with eighteen new men to his credit. Five ot>her prizes were up and will be awarded next Tuesday evening when a compli mentary entertainment, consisting of mov ing pictures and illustrated songs will be given. <-ATHOL,IC CHIRCH STATISTICS There Are 8,977 Secular Priest* in the I nited States. The Catholic directory for 1901 which has been issued recently gives the statistics tor the church in the United States They are as follows: One cardinal; 13 archbishops, 80 bishops -8,977 secular priests, 3,010 priests of religious orders, 6,127 churches, with resident priests »>,slß missions, with churches; 1,774 chapels- 8 universities; 76 seminaries, with 3,995 stu dents; 188 colleges for boys; 677 academies for girls; 3,812 parishes, with schools, and 903 --980 children attending; 147 orphan asylums with 350,849 orphans; 885 charitable institu tions; 1,055,832 children in Catholic institu tions; 10,774,980 as the total Catholic popula tion. The interesting feature about the directory is the statement of the statistics of the Cath olic church in the Philippines. The dioceses in the archipelago are as fol lows: Manila (archdiocese), Cebu, Jaro, Vi gan and Camarines. The Catholic population is as follows: Manila, 1,811,445; Cebu, 1748 --872; Jaro. 1,310,775; Vigan, 997,699; Camar ines, 697,298; total, 6,565,998. Of the 675 priests fn the Islands 150 are secular and the remainder belong to the fol lowing orders: Augustinians. Recolette Franciscan, Capuchin and Jesuit. Pulpit and Pew. Consul Booth Tucker, the leading woman among American Salvationists, is expected to arrive in Minneapolis the latter part of March. In addition to conducting a spiritual campaign. Mrs. Booth Tucker will give her celebrated lecture, entitled, "Love and Sor row." At the Bloomington Avenue M. E church Suuday evening, Mrs. Elise M. Tower of S.t. Paul, will sing as an offertory "Jeru salem." An especially attractive service is arranged for Hennepin Avenue church. Sunday night. Dr. Mitchell will speak on the subject, "How to Be Insignificant." Sunday afternoon, at :< o'clock. Dr. Charles Bayard Mitchell de liver* his lecture on "Why 1 Am a Total Ab»taluer, ' at th« Keeley Institute. Revival cervices will begin in Forest Height* M. E. church, Sunday, March 10. Rev. George Satterlee. nephew of the late W. W. Satterlee, will assist the pastor. Ser vices will begin at 7:30. with a song service, led by a large chorus choir, interspersed with solos by Mm. J. B. Leach, Mrs. Hoag, Harry Van Norman, Misa Olmstead, Miss Thompson and others. "The Spirit and the Bride Say Come." Rev Theodore Sedgwick, rector of St. John* EpUcopai church, St. Paul, will oc cupy the pulpit at St. John's church Sunday morning. At Wesley Methodist church, Sunday even ing, a special «wng service will be given by the Quartet choir, assisted by other local talent. Following is the program: Prelude, Adagio Beethoven; tjuartet, "The Desert Shall Rejoice," Whiting: solo. "A Voice That Bids Me Come, " Mrs. Park; solo, "O, for a Close Walk." (Foster) Mrs. Jones and quartet- iolo, "O, Jesus, Thou Art Standing," (Gelbel) Dr. Muckey; trio, "Ye Fields of Light" (Miller). Mrs. Jones. Mrs. Park and Dr. Muckey; quartet, "Abide With Me" (Wagner-Schnecker), Mrs. Jones and quar tet; solo, "To the Angels" (Zardo), Crosby Hopps; solo, "Till We Meet Again" (Hen ricks), Mrs. Park and quartet; postlude, Souate (in E flat) Hist movement (Buck). W. S. Marshall. The fifth sermon of the course that is being given by Key. Thomas W. MacLeau, rector of St. Mark's Episcopal church, will be delivered ou Sunday evening. It is en titled, "The Church and the State." The meetings ac the First Baptist church have beeu bo largely attcuded that the audi euce has overflowed into the side rooms, where a few people may sit and hear Rev. Rowland Edwards preach. At the close of the services the interest of the people is evinced by a number of publicly professing their faith in Christ and others requesting a prayer. Mr. Edwards' subject last night was "'Blind Eyes Opened." Mrs. Maud Ulmer Jones sang before the sermon "The Man of Galilee," and after it the gospel solo, '"I Will." The holy communion of the Fremont Ave nue Congregational church will be held Sun- day morning, March Z\, instead of March 3. Rev. E. S. Dunham, D. D.. of Delaware, Ohio, assisted by Rev. L. H. Baker, will con duct a Pentecostal convention in St. Anthony Park It. E. church from March 12 to 17 in clusive, preaching at 2:30 and 7:30 each day. An all-day meeting on Friday, the loth. The first business meeting and election of officers of the Berean Choral union was held at Berean branch, 2318 Central avenue, Wednesday evening. The olfieers are Miss Marietta Morris, president; Miss Susie Shields, vice president; Miss Scctt, secretary; M. B. Burt. treasurer. The union starts with a membership of twenty and a commit tee was appointed by the president to invite others musically inclined to join." On next Sunday evening the union will sing "'Saved By Grace" and "The Comforter Has Come" as special numbers. The leader, Charles J. Miller, will sing "The Niuety and Nine." The pastors of the East Side churches are arranging for a series of lectures by Rev. J. B. Koeliue, D. D., en "The Nazarene," or "The Reasonableness of Christianity," to begin in the First Congregational church Sunday evening, March 17. There mil be five lectures, topics as follows: "The Prepara tion for Christianity Through the Gentile Re ligions," "The Preparation Through Juda ism," "'The Apostolic Age." "Tne Reforma tion," "Ecce Homo, a Reply to Modern Skepticism.'' Dr. Koeline is a speaker of remarkable brilliancy, eloquence and scholar ship. These lectures will be free to the public. Owing to the Methodist revival services held in January, the Minneapolis District Epworth League Old not hold its regular bi monthly meeting, but this omission will be more than < ctnpensated for by the excellent program to be presented at its March meet ing at Foss M. E. church next Tuesday evening. Dr. C. B. Mitchell will deliver his lecture on "The Loyal Leaguer," Foss Ep worth League to provide the lnusl^. This lecture has recently been delivered in Chi cago, where It was most cordially received, but Dr. Mitchell needs no indorsement here, and because of his popularity as well as the interest attaching to this subject a good attendance is looked for. There will be no charge for admittance. The series of sermons on "John Smith, the Average Man," will be concluded at the Sunday evening service at Park Avenue Cob gregational church to-morrow ; with the theme "John Smith: the Average Man and His God." The text for the Lenten services to-morrow in the English Lutheran churches is Luke St., 14-28, '•Kingdoms in Conflict." In the evening, the subject is, "An Anxious In quiry." The theme for the midweek ser vice, on Wednesday, is, "The Goat for the Sin Otfering." Rev. Mr. Trabert will occupy the pulpit of St. John's church in the even ing and Rev. Mr. Ramsey will preach at Salem church. The Open Door Congregational church gives its annual dinner Friday evening, March 15, from 6toß p. m., at the church. This closes the entertainment course. Rev. W. VL. Pickard, pastor of Lake Street M. E. church, will close the series of ad dresses on "Some Famous Modern Preachers and Their Times," next Sunday evening. The subject will be. "Henry Ward Beecher, the Child of Genius." At the First Presbyterian church. Rev. .). _B. Helwig is preaching a series of monthly sermons on the relation of Christ to some of the social questions of the day. The subject for to-morrow morning will be. "The Relation of Christ to the Poor, and This Gospel for the City." The services at the Welsh Presbyterian church, Franklin and Seventeenth avenues S, to-morrow, are as follows: 10:30 a. m.. preaching, "How to Study the Bible"; 1^ o'clock, Sunday, school; 6:30 j. m., Christian Endeavor Society meeting; • 7:30 o'clock, a memorial sermon to the late Mrs. Daniel T. Williams will be preacher by the pastor. Rev. R. E. Williams. . The revival meetings in Thirteenth Avenue M. E. church, under, the leadership of Evan gelist J. L. Glascock, opened well. Two came forward the first evening. These meet ings will continue all this coming week. Rev. A. D. Harmon of St. Paul will -occupy the pulpit of the Portland Avenue Church of Christ both morning and evening to-mor row. ■ ■ »•-.-: ■ ■..- ii .•-;•> » J. W. Lucas, of Dcs Moines, state superin tendent of the Christian Endeavor societies of the Disciples- of Christ of lowa, •will lead the Endeavor meeting of the Portland Avenue Church of Christ to-morrow at G:3O p. m Mr. Lucas took a large delegation to the London convertion and will sneak on "The London Convention and Religious Observa tions Abroad." CHURCH SERVICES TO-MORROW Methodist. . Trinity—Morning, Rev. C. F. Sharpe "Saved"; evening, Rev. Wm. Fielder, pre siding elder, evangelistic service. ,' Twenty-fourth Street—Morning Rev R H Battey*. evening, Rev. T. E. Archer, "Gods Masterpiece." Thirteenth Avenue—Evangelist Glaseoek morning and evening. Simpson—Dr. R. N. McKaig; morning "Our selves and Our Doctrine": evening '-The No bleman and His Son." First—Rev. Wm. Love, Pn.D.; morning, "Men on the Mountain and Men in the Val ley"; evening, "On the Wrong Train." Broadway—Rev. Donald McKenzie; morn ing, '-The True Spirit of Service"; evening "Some Pioneers of Methodism in America." Wesley—Rev. Wm. Fielder, morning and evening. Evening, song service. Lake Street—Rev. W. M. Pickand, morning and evening; evening, "Henry Ward Beeoher the Child of Genius," last in series on "Some Famous Modern Preachers and Their Times." North—Rev. .W. A. Shannon; mornins "Bearing One Another's Burden"; evening' "Self Conquest." St. Louis Park—Rev. Wm. Burns; morning, "PaTable of the Leaven"; evening "Paul and the Slave Girl," fourth of series. Fowler—Rev. A. R. Lambert; morning "Life's Perfect Adjustment"; evening, "Jesus in the Pulpit." Fobs—Rev. J. H. Dewart; morning "A Very Good Man in Very Bad Company" evening, "A Wonderful Cure Without Medi cine." Western Avenue—Morning, Rev. T W Stout, "The Inconspicuous Place", evening George Callahan, converted Catholic will speak. Hennepin Avenue—Rev. Charlea Bayard Mitchell, D. D.; morning, "The Soul's Great est Boon"; evening, "How to Be Insignifi cant." Franklin Avenue— Rev. J. o. Morrison; morning, "A Result of Pentecost"; evening "The Midnight Alarm." Forest Heights—Rev. George R. Geer; morn ing, "Wise Work That Wins"; evening, "A Happy Family"; special musical programi Bloomington Avenue—Rev. Charles Fox Da vis; morning, "A Man's Prejudice"; evening "Unchangeable." .RichfleM—Morning, Rev. Wm. Burns, "Two Aspects of Christ's Kingdom, Part I." Even ing, Rev. Waiter Halght. Central—Rev. C. L. Lehnwt; morning, "The Midnight Watch"; evening, "A Message to the Young People.' < onsri-gutlonal. . Como Avenue—Rey. J.M. Hulbert—Morn ing, 'I Believe"; evening, "March pf the A'ngaom." Bethany—Morning, Rev. George R. Merrill, D. D.; evening, gospel meeting, conducted by the pastor, M. B. Morris. Park Avenue—Clarence F. Swift, D. D Morning, "The Victory Under Conttaotlne"; THE MIJS^KAroLIS JOUKNAL. evening. "John Smith, the Average Man and His God." Thirty-eighth Street—Rev. William A. Wii kiusou. Morning. "Sacrifice and Reward"; evening, "The Christian in Christ." Open Door.— Rev. Ernest 10. Day. Morning, "Religion as Strength"; evening, "The Men Who Fail." Lyndale—Rtv. C. B. Burtou. Morning, "I Thirst," nfth word from the cross; evening, "Little Things." First—Rev. Ernest \V. Shurtlefi', morning and evening. Morning, the University Y. M. C. A., preceded by sermon to children. Bt. Louis Park—Rev. D. D. Davies. Morn ing, "Clear Viewa of Qod Correcting Errors"; evening, "The Alpha and Omega." Fifth Avenue —Rev. J. E. Smith. Morning, "Defective Water Supply"; evening, "The Supreme Thing." Lowry Hill—Morning, Rev. Henry Holmes, "Life's Reality Outstripping Man's Faith"; no evening service. Fremont Avenue —Rev. Richard Brown. pastor. Morning, "Shall We Know Back Other in Heaven?" memorial sermon for Mrs. Lucian 11. Waldo; evening, an illustrated sermon, "In His -Steps," or. "What Would Jesus Do?" This is Dr. Charles M. Sheldon's famous story. Plymouth—Leavitt 11. Hallock, D. D. Morn ing, "Wait Patiently"; evening, Gounod mu sical service. BaptiMt. OHvet—Rev. Frank H. Cooper. Morning, "Obedient tc the Visions"; evening, "Names." First Swedish-Morning, Rev. V. Hedberg; evening. Rev. Frank Peterson. Chicago Avenue—Rev. G L. Morrill. Morn ing, "Protestantism"; evening, "Straugo Scripture." Norwegian Danish—Mornjng, Rev. F. A. Scarbic. "Christian Sympathy"; evening, Rev. li. A. Sather, "Confessing Christ," baptism. Central—Rev. W. W. Dawley, D. D. Morn ing, "Pleasing Our Neighbors"; evening, "Without a Wedding Garment." Fourth Baptist-Rev. S. E. Wilcox. Morn ing, "God's Purpose iv Man's Salvation"; evening, "False Confidences." Calvary—Morning, Rev. Frank Peterson; evening, Rev. E. R. Pope. Free Baptist—Morning, Rev. E. H. Willis ford of Winnebago City; communion and re ception of new members; evening, the young people will provide a program of music and addresses by Rev. J. D. Batson, Rev. E. H. Willisford and Miss Mary Ward. Immanuel—Morning and evening; morning, "The Peril and Portent of the Commercial Spirit Now Dominating the World." First—Rev. Rowland Edwards of London, England, morning ami evening. Berean Branch of the First Baptist (2318 Central avenue NE)-Evening, Mrs. A. E. Peterson, "Following Jesus." Emerson Avenue Mission of the First Baptist (910 Emerson avenue S)— Evening, Rev. Wm. Francis, "How to Grow Spiritu ally." Prenbyteriun. Hope Chapel—Evening, E. Wiuslow Brown, "Behold the Man!" First—Rev. J. B. Helwig. Morning, "The Gospel of Christ for the City"; evening, "The Reason for the Believer's Hope in Christ." Shiloh—Rev. Willard S. Ward. Morning, sacrament of Lord's supper and reception of new members; evening, "Education; the Part It Has in the Making of a Man." t'aird in series. Bethany—Rev. Robert Brown. Morning "Christianity at Work in the World"; even ing, "A Christian Greeting," Miss Girard will sing. Westminster—Rev. John E. Bushnell, D. D. Morning, "Thrones" evening, 'Showers of Blessing." Stewart Memorial—Rev. R. K. Porter Morning, "The Man Who Sat Down Among Them"; evening, -The Man Wao Sold His Birthright." Oliver-Rev. M. Presly. Morning. "Gods Method"; evening, "The Great Invitation and Promise." I nlverstaliHt. Church of the Redeemer—Rev. Marion D. bhutter; morning. "Facing the Cross"; even ing, "Origin and Development of the Idea of Immortality." TuUle—Rev. R. H. Aldrich; morning "Masculine and Feminine Christianity" evening, "What to Do and How to Do It." All Souls—Morning, A. N. Alcott "The Guest of the Holy Grail." I'nltarian. First—Morning, Rev.. H. M. Simmons, Morris New History of Colonization." Nazareth—Morning. A. E. Norman "The spiritual Optic Nerve and the Personal Equation in Religious Knowledge." Swedish Unitarian Society (Labor Temple) —Morning, Rev. August Dellgreu pastor "Darwinism and Religion," second of a se ries. EpIMCOUUI. St. Pauls-Rev. F. T. Webb; morning, home Difficulties of Unbelief"; evening, ■ Christian Science—Pain." j St. Mark's—Morning, Rev. Theo. Sedge wick of St. Paul; evening. Rev. Thomas W MacLeau, rector --The State and the Church ; plain choral service. All Saints—Rev. G. H. Thomas, morning and evening. Holy Innocents—Morning, Rev. Isaac Houl gate, "Trust in God"; 4 p. m.. a special ser vice of thanksgiving. Rev. J. J. Faude D D preacher. ' ' Lutheran. Salem English—Morning, Rev G H Tra bert D. D., "Kingdoms in Conflict";' even ing. Rev. A. Ramsey, of St. Johns church An Anxious Inquiry." St. John's English-Morning, Rev. Alfred Ramsey, 'Kingdoms in Conflict"; evening Rev. G H. Trabert, D. D., "An Anxious In- Imnianuel German-Louis H. Achenbach; morning "Falling from Grace"; evening "Christ Before Caiaphas." Sl Catholic. "w-^Cb^ l?~ Rev- J- M- Cleary. Morning, VVith Christ or Against Him"; evening "Jesus Our Teacher." 8l Peoples'*. People's (Masonic Temple)— Evening, Rev. fc>. v. Sample, "Beauty." Adventist. Advent Christian—O. M. Owen. Morning Biblical Significance of Soul"; evenin "Gospel Excellency." CUI"e. Christian Science. First Church of Christ, Scientist (Fifteenth street, near Park avenue)— Morning, "Sub stance"; evening, "Substance." Second Church of Christ, Scientist (Lyceum theaten—Morning, "Substance." Liberal Christian Science (Masonic Temple) -Mormng, Rev. George E. Burnell, "Exalt ing tie Disposition." Theosophy. Universal Brotherhood (207 Sykes block)— Evening, "Reincarnation in the Bible m Literature and in Daily Life." Spiritualist. Progressive Spiritual Society (723 Xicollet avenue)— Evening, Mrs. A. R. Coursen, "From Darkness into Light." Tests. Light of Truth (309 NMcollet avenue)— 3 p. m., Mrs. Manewell. conference and tests. Meeting at 10 Eleventh Street S—Evening address by Mrs. Nelson. Tests. State Spirtualista' Association (First Uni tarian church)— Evening, Rev. H M Siin mous, address. Scandinavian .Spirtualists' Band of Peace (229 Central avenue)— Evening, Mrs. S M Lowell. Mi »*<•«• Jlnneo us. Crossley-Hunter Mission (Swedish Temple) — 4 p. m.. Rev. A. W. Benson, "God's Power in Man's Weakness." The Salvation Army (223 First Avenue S)— 10:30 a. m., holiness meeting; 2 p. m., young people's meeting; 3 p. m., union praise meet ing; 8 p. m., evening service. Hall at 309 Nicollet Avenue—Evening Evangelist G. H. Ekins, "How Can a Mali Know He Has Eternal Life?" Pullman Tourist Sleeper to Califor nia via the Snmhtne Route C, M. A St. P. Ry. Every Tuesday a splendid up-to-date Pullman tourist sleeper leaves Minneapo lis at 7:50 a. m. and St. Paul 8:00 a. m.. via the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Ry., and runs through without change to Los Angeles, Cal., via Kansas City and the A., T. & S. F. Ry.—the famous Sun shine Route—arriving there the following Saturday morning. Through berth rate Twin Cities to Los Angeles only J6.00. Each berth in this sleeper will comfortably accommodate two persons. Tickets, for use in this tourist sleeper, from Minneapolis and St. Paul to Los Angeles. San Francisco, etc., now being sold at the unusually low rate of $32.90. For further particulars and descriptive folder address J. T. Conley, Asst. Gen. Pass. Agent, St. Paul, Minn., or see "Mil waukee' ticket agents. Pile and Fistula Cure Free. Sample treatment Red Cross Pile and Fistula Cure and book explaining cause and how to cure piles sent free by mail to any address. Rea Bros. & Co., DeDt. 11, Minneapolis, Minn. H V^v /^J\ W J Costs the smoker 10c; 2 for 25c: 15c; [..] / according to size. I^ji JL "America's Favorite" A Ifeg^ ft because of its superior quality. I JHi^^tt^AV Always uniform. I B^ ft\ y^i «fe^ WINSTON, HARPER, FISHER & CO., KVV / j^k m^. Distributors, Minneapolis, fiinn. -_— ~ In Labor's Field LABOR OPPOSES IT Doesn't Like Daugherty's Rail- road Policemen Bill. A GOOD THING FOR RAILROADS In . Case of a. Strike They Could Hiike All Their. "S«-ul»s" Siiei» liil Policemen.*' Labor lobbyists at the capitol have an eye single these days to the bill recently introduced by Senator Daugherty of Du luth, making all railroad employes special policemen. The labor leaders see in this bill an other covert body blow at organized labor and they will fight the measure tooth and nail in order to defeat it. Should the bill be enacted it would be a powerful weapon for the railroads in case of strikes or other disturbances. It would give them a spe cial police force, with plenary powers. , With such a force continually on watch the friends of organized labor see how in case of a lock-out a ""scab" forct? could be substituted and strongly bolstered in iis position. Backed up thus by the strong firm ol' the law, they say a railroad corpor ation could go to the limit of intimidation if need be in order to freeze out men who might be fighting for a just cause. Philip Carlin, secretary of the Building Trades council, unsparingly denounced the bill. With so many farmers in the legis lature he could not see how there was any chance for a bit of legislation so obviously adverse to their interests to get on the statutes. He realized, however, that bad laws often slipped through, owing to lack of vigilance, and he believed labor's watch dogs should be constantly on the look-out to head off the bill when it comes up for passage. He said: The scab phase of the question is the most serious one to my mind. As I view it that is doubtless the underlying motive of the railroads back of the bill. It would give them MOORE BROS* & SAWYER S= Telephone 1246. H. I* Moore. Chas. L. Sawyer. J. P. Moore. 311 Nloollet, Ist Floor, Minneapolis, Minn. NORTH GERMAN FIRE INSURANCE COM PANY—Principal office in the United States. Chicago, 111. (Commenced business in the United States 1893.1 Adolph Loeb. General Manager in the United States. Attorney to accept service in Minnesota: Insurance Com missioner. Deposit capital, $200,0K'. INCOME IN 1900. Premiums other than perpetuals $437,588.28 tfents and interest 19.400.07 Profits on ledger assets ovei book values 1,753.7€ From all other sources* 69,C.'6.8S Total income $528,418.99 DISBURSEMENTS IN 1900. Amounts paid for losses 5403.583.69 Amount returned to home office.. 15,667.68 Commissions, brokerage, salaries and allowances to agents .... 113,3",9.63 Salaries of officers and employes 23,106.42 Taxes and fees 15,i!t)j.27 All other disbursements, includ ing deposit premiums returned and payments to seripholdera, and rents 21,810.41 Total disbursements $5!>2,971.10 Excess of disbursements over in come u4,552.11 ASSETS DEC. 31. 1900. Mortgage loans $55,000.00 Bonds and stocks owned 371,266.25 Cash in office and in bank 92,943.73 Accrued interest and rents 2,080.43 Premiums in course of collection i 6,274.51 All other admitted assets &,ott.S2 Total admitted assets $589,651.44 i LIABILITIES. Losses adjusted and unadjusted.. $18,030.05 Losses resisted and disputed 19,y00.00 Reinsurance reserve 287,5^4.43 All other liabilities 18,772.75 Total liabilities $344,247.23 Net surplus, Including deposit capital 24M04.21 RISKS AND PREMIUMS, 1900 BUSINESS. Fire risks written during the year $53,045,61.9.00 Premiums received thereon 669,902.85 BUSINESS IN MINNESOTA IN 1900. Fire risks written $1,187,553.00 Fire premiums received 20,697.00 Fire losses paid 12,172.00, Fire fosses incurred 13,573.0v> Amount at risk (fire) 1,581,485.00 STATE OF MINNESOTA, Department of Insurance St. Paul, Minn., Feb. 27, 1901. Whereas, the North Gtrman Fire Insurance. Company, a corporation organized under the laws of Germany, has fully complied with the provisions of the laws of this state, rela tive to the admission and authorization of insurance companies of its class. Now. therefore, I, the undersigned, Insur ance Commissioner, do hereby empower and authorize the said above named cempany to transact its appropriate business of Ire insurance In the State of Minnesota, accord ing to the laws thereof, until the 31st day of January, A. D. 1902, unless- said authority be revoked or otherwise legally terminated prior thereto. In testimony whereof. I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my official sea! at St. Paul, tnt« 27th day of February. A. D. 1901. ELMER H. DEARTH, insurance Commissioner. a purchase on the situation with which or ganization would be almost powerless to grapple. Of course, all union employes who would belong to the police force ordinarily would probably promptly walk out in event of a strike. That is just what their em ployers would wish under the circumstances. Then they would swear in the scabs and the union men would be out in the cold. The fellows with the stars would have back of them the authority of the state of Minnesota to club and even shoot strikers who might be keeping entirely within the bounds of the law and yet seek to prevent substitutes from going to work. All other questions aside, granting that the measure is intended simply to. protect railroad property from the lawless element, I greatly question the wisdom of arming and staning railroad men as a rule. Brakemen are notoriously a hard set of men to deal with. If they art armed with Hubs and pistols and given to understand that it will be entirely in the line of their duties to "i«t go" at the slightest, provocation then we are about to turn a dark and bloody page in the history of railroads in this state. Such a bill, any way you look at it, cannot fail to foment strife and discord. It will be better for the inter ests of all concerned if it. is cut off in its bud. The state legislature will make a very seri ous mistake should this bill slip through. Louis Hansei, the organizer of the Build ing Trades council, takes the same view of the proposed law. If it passes he de clares the railroads will have a strangle hold on their employes. l.\Hi:i, LKAtJIE BUSKTIXG Fuot Im I>evel«i»etl That Workhouse Brooms Are Beliift Sold. At the .last, meeting of the Label League. J. E. Murdock, Brookmakers, No. 33, and H. B. Carver, International Brass Workers, No. 116, filed credentials. All j delegates reported a growing demand for ; their respective labels. It was reported I that St. Paul workhouse brooms were be i ing unloaded on the Minneapolis market. | Regret, was generally expressed that Mm I neapolis dealers would insist on buying ! the St. Paul product in preference to home i and union-made brooms. The organizers reported that local unions ! of soda water bottlers, colored hotel wait ! ers and a Woman's Label League w rould soon be formed. Another laundry has ac cepted the union label. Eastern cigars made by child labor were coudemned as unfit for consumption. Vo .lobs at Seattle. O. M. Moore, of Seattle, secretary of the NEW HAMPSHIRE FIRE INSURANCES COMPANY. Principal office, 87ti Elm street, .Manchester, N. H. (Organized in 1870.) A. C. Crosby, President. Frank E. Martin, Sec retary. Attorney to accept service in Minne sota, Insurance Commissioner. Cash capital. $1,000,000. INCOME IX 1900. Premiums other than perpetuajs $1,304,125.78 Rents and interest 152,831.83 Profit on ledger assets over book values 10,550.12 From, all other sources 2,473.11 Total income $1,469,980.87 DISBURSEMENTS IN 1900. Amount paid for losses $828,894.06 Dividends and interest 100.000.00 Commissions, brokerage, salaries and allowances to agents 305,609.03 Salaries of officers and employes 65,143.78 Taxes and fees 60,fi95.6.J All other disbursements 110,948.35 Total disbursements $1,471,294.47 Excess of disbursements over in come 1,313.88 ASSETS DEC. 31, 1900. Value of real estate owned $156,417.80 Mortgage loans f>85,374.00 Collateral loans 52,755.00 Bonds and stocks owned 2,171,930.00 Cash In office and in bank 248,979.39 Accrued interest and rents .... 7,888.45 Premiums in course of collection 143,681.fi0 Total admitted assets ........ $3,367,026.27 LIABILITIES. Losses adjusted and unadj mcd $164,266.04 Losses resisted and disputed 10.020.00 Reinsurance reserve 1,177,182.78 All other liabilities 5,802.42 Capital stock paid up 1,000,000.00 Total liabilities, including capital $2,363,771.2! RISKS AND PREMIUMS, 19u0 BUSINESS. Fire risks written during the year $151,157,717.00 Premiums received thereon 1,741,658.38 Net amount in force at end of the year 197,697,818.00 BUSINESS IN MINNESOTA IN 1900. iFire risks written $3,953,167.00 Fire premiums received 44,716.12 Fire losses paid 41.462.9fi Fire losses incurred 51.981.66 Amount at risk, fire 6,207,711.00 STAVE OF MINNESOTA, Department of Insurance, Sf*. Paul, Feb. 25. 1901. Whereas, the New Hampshire Fire Insur ance company, a corporation organized under the laws of New Hampshire, has fully com plied with the provisions of the laws of this state, relative to the admission and authoriz ation of insurance companies of its rlass. Now, therefore, I, the undersigned, insur ance commissioner, do hereby empower and authorize the said above-named company to transact its appropriate business of fire in surance in the state of Minnesota, according to the laws thereof, until the 31st day of Jan uary, A. D. 1902, unless said authority be revoked or otherwise legally terminated prior thereto. In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my official seal at St. Paul, this 25th day of February, A. D. l»01. ELMER H. DEARTH. Insurance Commissioner. BATUKDAY EVENING, MARCH 9, 1901. Puget Sound Bureau of Information, has written The Journal a letter denying the report which has recently been circulated in this city and in other eastern centers that there is a great demand for labor in the coast city. He says: "Word comes to Seattle occasionally that certain eastern cities are giving out that there is a great demand for common laborers here, and that big wages are being paid for the same. This is a pernic ious statement, and cannot emanate from any good source." Coopers' Trouble*. Trouble is still brewing in the Coopers' union over the determ^Tiation of certain mem bers to enrage in tne co-operative barrel manufacturing b-jsiness as the "Cataract Barrel company." The new company is ob jected to on the grounds that there is no room here for another concern, and that it will disturb the relations with tbe employers, the conditions under which the existing scale of wages was secured being that the busim-si of certain mills should be divided among the respective shops. The members of the co operative company say they will not be dic tated to. The rew company is said to have secured a contract for the business of the Northwestern Consolidated company. Labor LaconicM. Members of the Building Trades Council say the Master Tinners' association is not in a position to enforce its demand that the Amalgamated Sheet Iron Workers' union de tach itself from the Building Trades Council. Tbe sole object, of the demand, they say, was to force the sheet iron workers to a com promise on the working agreement which they had submitted, asking for an inereu.se of 5 cents an hour in wages and ?.r. eight hour day. The initiation fee was raised from $20 to $2S at the meeting of the Painters' union Tuesday evening. The membership has been greatly increased while the reduced fee was in effect. The Master Painters wish tbfi union to renew the discussion of the terms of the working agreement now in dispute. The mas ters were informed tbat the matter had been referred to the proper committee, with full discretionary powers to settle the difficulty. Minneapolis Mailers' union. No. ■!, has joined the procession and has "got its ham mer out" for the county commissioners. At their last meeting the Mailers adopted a reso lution condemning the action of the com missioners in not requiring the label of the Atlied Printing Trades Council upon the county printing. The members of the board who opposed the award were complimented on their stand in behalf of organized labor. Twenty-five new members were admitted at the last meeting of tbe Minneapolis Mu sicians' association. Many other applications were referred to the examination board for its approval. The association is about to establish a permanent headquarters, the need of which is constantly growing. The' location will be a central one of convenient access to the members of the association. LUMBERMEN'S INSURANCE COMPANY.— Principal office, Philadelphia, Pa. (Organized in 1873.) Lewis Davis, president; Oliver H. Hill, secretary. Attorney to accept service in Minnesota, Insurance Commissioner. Cash capital, $250,000: INCOME IN 1900. Premiums other than perpetuals $164,329.39 Premiums on perpetual risks 12,601.99 Rents and interest 61,907.96 From all other sources 552.49 Total income $239,391.83 DISBURSEMENTS IN 1900. Amount paid for losses $108,238.59 Dividends and interest 25,000.00 Commissions, brokerage, salaries and allowances to agents 43,320.42 Salaries of officers and employes 12,445.00 Taxes and fees 12,346.61 All other disbursements 26,802!25 Total disbursements $228,152.87 Excess of Income over disburse ments $11,238.96 ASSETS DEC. 31, 1900. Value of real estate owned $147,000 00 Mortgage loans 296.701.51 Collateral loans Xl,9»Xi 00 Bonds and stocks owned tiT." Cash in office and in bank 21,808.23 Accrued interest and rents 6,425 08 Premiums in course of collection 37,209.32 Total admitted assets $1,216,307 14 Assets not admitted, $8,118.35. LIABILITIES. Losess adjusted and unadjusted. $19,739.95 Losses resisted and disputed SOOJK) Reinsurance reserve 3G4 545 4-? Commissions and brokerage 8*406!59 I All other liabilities 11,319.04 Capital stock paid up 28O,O0o!o0 Total liabilities, including cap ital $654,511.00 Net surplus $561,796.14 RISKS AND PREMIUMS, 1900 BUSINESS. Fire risks written during the _ >'ear $21,261,356.00 Premiums received thereon 225,996.48 Net amount in force at end of the year $23,979,940.00 BUSINESS IN MINNESOTA IN 1900. fre risks written $936,730 00 emiums received 10892 '8 re losses paid ... 7796 57 re losses incurred 8*156 57 Amount at risk, are 1,841,083.00 STATE OF MINNESOTA, Department of Insurance „,. _ St. Paul, Feb. 18, 19oi. whereas. The Lumbermen's Insurance com pany, a corporation organized under the laws of Pennsylvania, has fully complied with the provisions of the laws of this state relative to the admission and authorization of insurance companies of its class. Now, therefore, I, the undersigned, insur ance commissioner, do hereby empower and authorize the said above named company to transact its appropriate business of fire in surance in the state of Minnesota, according to the laws thereof, until the thirty-flrst day of January, A. D. 1902, unless said authority be revoked or otherwise legally terminated prior thereto. In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my official seal at St. Paul this 18th day of February, A. D. 1901 ELMER H. DEARTH. insurance Commissioner. John O'Donnell, labor commissioner, has just returned from a trip to the head of the lakes, where he inquired into the needs of labor. He found the situation at Duluth very encouraging and expressed himself in an in terview as being convinced that, with his able corps of assistants, the department ought to make a record this year. The executive board of the Building Trades Council has decided to make Alexander's hall, 36 Sixth street S, the permanent headquarters of the council. The hall is centrally located and is also the headquarters of the Trades and Labor Assembly. The Amalgamated Sheet Metal Workers will give a smoke social at their quarters, SIS Washington avenue S, Monday evening. Speakers will be present from St. Paul an<i Duluth. The situation in the Bister cities will be discussed. There are many forms of nervous de bility in men that yield to the use of Carter's Iron Pills. Those who are trou bled with nervous weakness, night sweats, etc., .should try them. 77 It's Tonicity. A cold is usually caused by checked circulation, recognized by a chill or shiver. The use of '"77" starts the blood coursing through the veins until it reaches the ex tremities, when the feet warm uu and the cold or grip is broken, while its tonicity sustains the system during and after the attack. Many persons write: "Your 77' has proved such a blessing I want to try Dr. Humphrey's Specifics for other dis eases." In response we send free a Pocket Manual, known as "The Dainty Lady." from the picture on the cover, for which a beautiful model was Induced to pose. Humphreys' Homeopathic Medicine Co., cor. William and John sts, New York. GRIP CONTINENTAL INSURANCE COMPANY. Principal office: ' New York, N. Y. (Or ganized in 1853.) F. C. Moore, President: Edward Lanning, : Secretary. Attorney to accept service in Minnesota: Insurance Commissioner. Cash capital, $1,000,000. INCOME IN 1900. - Premiums other than perpetuals $4,294,530.98 Rents and interest ■ 419,698.66 Pro&t on ledger assets over book : « values 405,180,05 Total income $5,119,409.68 ;•■s,' DISBURSEMENTS IN 1900. Amount paid for losses $2,220,299.31 Dividends and Interest 260,000. Commissions, brokerage, salaries ' ■ ' and allowances to agents ..... 880,650.39 Salaries of officers and employes 317,278.20 Taxes and fees :... 146.785.14 All other disbursements 276,518.81 Total disbursements .„ $4,091,531.85 Excess of income, over disburse- • ments .......................... $1,027,877.83 ASSETS DEC. 31, 190?:* j Value of real estate owned ...... 1,106,250.00 Mortgage loans .........1.....;... 60,210.00 Bonds and stocks owned .... 8,085,880.00 Cash in office and in bank 638,413.53 Accrued interest and rents ...;. * 69,865.06 Premiums in course of collec tion ... 677.662.58 Total admitted assets ......"... $10,638,271.47 ...... LIABILITIES. Losses adjusted and unadjusted " $330 551.75 Losses resisted and disputed.... 40,815.00 Reinsurance reserve ...........: 4,272,117.52 Commissions and* brokerage -.. ''12052856 All other liabilities ............. 363,119.34 Capital .stock paid up ........... 1,000,000.00 Total liabilities, including cap ital •• $6,127,732.17 Net surplus - ..;.'..........-: $4,510 539 30 RISKS AND PREMIUMS, 1900 BUSINESS Fire risks written during the -=• _ year • .....$600,640,582.00 Premiums received thereon .... 4,960,236.11 Net amount in force at end of '—'\ the year .;. ..;....'....". $881,108,971.00 BUSINESS IN MINNESOTA IN 1900 Fire risks written ......... .. $15,568,991.00 Fire premiums received 157.503 93 Fire losses paid .89,735.69 Fire losses 1ncurred:...:.......;. * 93,378.03 Amount at risk, fire ...:.........- 33,290 653 00 Tornado risks written 5,848,035 Ou Tornado premiums received .... , «16 844 37 Tornado losses paid ...:........■ . 1.769!02 Tornado losses incurred . " 1'.475!1T Amount at risk," tornado ......... 7,744y444M» Aggregate risks written ........ 21,417|026 (JO Aggregate premiums received .. 174,048 30 Aggregate losses paid ............ 91,494-7 l Aggregate losses incurred ...... . , 853 14 Aggregate amount at risk .. 41,065,597.00 STATE OF MINNESOTA Department of Insurance. St. Paul, Minn.. Feb. 18 1901. Whereas, the Continental Insurance Com pany, . a corporation organized under the laws of New York, has fully complied with the provisions of the : laws of this state relative to the' admission and authorization of insurance companies of its class., •■ ■'- • ■ . Now, therefore. I. the undersigned. Insur ance . Commissioner, •do r hereby empower and authorize the said above-named company to transact its appropriate business of fire In surance in the ,state of Minnesota," according to the laws thereof, until the 31st day of January. :A. D. ; 1902, unless : said authority be revoked, or otherwise legally ■ terminated prior i thereto. • •, ,:,. : . ,; • .. , , In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed =, my ■ official seal at St. Paul, this 18th day of February, A D. 1901. ELMER H." DEARTH, Insurance Commissioner.