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Pulpit and Pew
Edward Bok Scores Pulpit Reading
of Secular Notices.
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.
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
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
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
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
At the Bloomington Avenue M. E church
Suuday evening, Mrs. Elise M. Tower of
S.t. Paul, will sing as an offertory "Jeru
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
Rev Theodore Sedgwick, rector of St.
John* EpUcopai church, St. Paul, will oc
cupy the pulpit at St. John's church Sunday
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
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
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."
. 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
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
Western Avenue—Morning, Rev. T W
Stout, "The Inconspicuous Place", evening
George Callahan, converted Catholic will
Hennepin Avenue—Rev. Charlea Bayard
Mitchell, D. D.; morning, "The Soul's Great
est Boon"; evening, "How to Be Insignifi
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
.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
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";
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.
OHvet—Rev. Frank H. Cooper. Morning,
"Obedient tc the Visions"; evening,
First Swedish-Morning, Rev. V. Hedberg;
evening. Rev. Frank Peterson.
Chicago Avenue—Rev. G L. Morrill. Morn
ing, "Protestantism"; evening, "Straugo
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
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
Bethany—Rev. Robert Brown. Morning
"Christianity at Work in the World"; even
ing, "A Christian Greeting," Miss Girard will
Westminster—Rev. John E. Bushnell, D. D.
Morning, "Thrones" evening, 'Showers of
Stewart Memorial—Rev. R. K. Porter
Morning, "The Man Who Sat Down Among
Them"; evening, -The Man Wao Sold His
Oliver-Rev. M. Presly. Morning. "Gods
Method"; evening, "The Great Invitation and
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."
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
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. ' '
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
"w-^Cb^ l?~ Rev- J- M- Cleary. Morning,
VVith Christ or Against Him"; evening
"Jesus Our Teacher." 8l
People's (Masonic Temple)— Evening, Rev.
fc>. v. Sample, "Beauty."
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."
Universal Brotherhood (207 Sykes block)—
Evening, "Reincarnation in the Bible m
Literature and in Daily Life."
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
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
Doesn't Like Daugherty's Rail-
road Policemen Bill.
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
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
Telephone 1246. H. I* Moore. Chas. L. Sawyer. J. P. Moore. 311 Nloollet, Ist Floor, Minneapolis, Minn.
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'.
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
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
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
Fire risks written during the
year $53,045,61.9.00
Premiums received thereon 669,902.85
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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!
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
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
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
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.
Insurance Commissioner.
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.
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:
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Insurance Commissioner.

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