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Eealization of its long-cherished
dream of the day that it-might occupy
a thoroly modern and beautiful church
edifice will come to the congregation
of Trinity Baptist church this morn
ing when it formally dedicates its
handsome new house of worship, corner
Nineteenth street and Bryant avenue S.
Impressive services, in which special
music will be prominently featured,
will mark the consecration of the new
building. Rev. E. E. Chivers, field sec
retary of the American Baptist Home
Mission society will deliver the dedi
catory sermon, and Rev. O. A. Williams
will offer prayer. The dedicatory hymn,
written for the occasion by Rev. Lathan
A. Crandall, the pastor, will be sung
during the morning, together with oth
er appropriate numbers.
In the evening, Rev. Cornelius Woelf
kin, superintendent of Baptist evan
gelistic work, will occupy the pulpit.
During this service, too, beautiful mu
sic will be heard and the day's cere
monies will be fittingly ended with an
oigan postlude.
Services This Week.
Special services will be held in the
new church during the week. Monday
evening will be devoted to a "fellow
ship service," at which addresses will
be delivered by pastors of other local
churches. An organ recital, conducted
by Professor H. S. Woodruff, will oc
cupy Tuesday evening. Baptist greet
ings from the pastors of other Baptist
churches of the city will be offered in
a special service Wednesday evening,
and a service of thanksgiving and con
secration will be held Thursday even
I is fitting that such a great work
should be completed so near the Thanks
giving time Rev. Lathan A. Crandall,
the proud pastor of the Trinity Bap
tist church, who worked so tirelessly to
make possible the new edifice, and ar
ranged an auspicious program for its
dedication, passed one of the happiest
Thanksgiving days of his life when he
viewed the handsome results of his la
bor and the devotion of his flock.
Handsome and Commodious.
The new church is both handsome
and commodious. Every vestige of its
space has been utilized beneficially, and
all-in-all its arrangement is ideally suit
ed to the requirements of the congre
gation. Room is plenty for the con
tinued steady growth of the congrega
tion, and inducements for this growth
sre there in numbers.
The dedicatory services today will
open one of Minneapolis' finest church
The dedicatory programs follow:
i Sunday, 10:45 A.M.
Organ prelude.
I Invocation.
I Responsive reading.
I Anthem. Scripture reading.
Hymn"All Hail the Power of
Tesus' Name." Diadem.
Prayer. Offertory.
Dedicatory SermonRev. E. E. Chi-
Kansas City, Los Angeles, Seattle,
All of these cities want the 1907
Christian Endeavor convention, and the
placing of it will not be decided until
the trustees of the United society meet
in Boston in February, but it is be
lieved that, from a geographical stand
point, the plum strategically and logi
cally belongs to Minneapolis. The gen
eral conditions in Minneapolis favor the
bringing of the convention here.
The treasurer of the World's union,
William Shaw of Boston, comes to Min
nesota next week particularly to be with
the local union on Friday evening.
Wednesday evening.he will be in Will
mar, Thursday in Redwood Falls, and he
returns to Minneapolis on Friday to be
entertained by the Commercial club at
a 1 o'clock luncheon and to meet with
the city union of Christian Endeavor
at a banquet at the First Congrega
tional church at 6:30, after which he
will address a mass meeting in the au
ditorium of the same church.
The entire executive committee of
the St. Paul union will attend the ban
quet, and will be followed for the mass
meeting by two chartered carloads of
fellow workers.
The occasion of the banquet is the
semi-annual meeting of the city union.
The business will be disposed of very
expeditiously in order to give as mucn
time as possible to Mr. Shaw and the
message that he will bring. One fea
ture, nowever, that will have free
course will be in connection with the
forming of an alumni organization, an
association to include all the "veter
ans"to use the words of an active
workerwho can be interested. It is
believed that such a company will be
of untold help in handling the great
convention that Minneapolis is looking
forward to. Tickets to the .banquet
are 50 cents, and may be had of W. V.
Haight, D. E, Loomis, and at a meet
ing of the local society presidents at
the Y. M. C. A. hall next Wedn|sday
evening. There will be 350 plates laid,
and when that number of ticket has
been disposed of the sale will close. The
city pastors are particularly invited.
Pulpit and Pew.
Evangelistic services at tho First
Baptist church continued thru/ut last
week with increasing interest. Today
will be a great rallv day at the church.
In the morning at'the ciose of the serv
ice the hand of formal welcome will be
extended to some thirty or forty new
members. In the evening Pastor W. B.
Riley will speak on the subject "Play
ing the Fool." The ordinance of bap
tism will be extended to many now
At Bethlehem Lutheran church the
John W. Arctander Bible class will
meet at 12:10 today. The Norwegian
/'and English Sunday schools will meet
-at the same time.
At Tuttle Universalist church this
Handsome New Church
To Be Dedicated Today
Trinity Baptist Church Will Be Consecrated This
Morning by Impressive Services in Which
Music Will Figure ProminentlyRev. E. E.
Chivers to Preach the Dedicatory Sermon.
vers, D.D.,~field secretary of the Ameri
can Baptist Home Missionary society.
/Dedicatory PrayerRev. O. A. Wil
liams, D.D.
Benediction. Organ postlude.
Sunday Evening, 7:45.
Organ prelude.
Hymn. Scrip+ure reading. "T\,
Anthem. 'jOuMt'uLt
SermonRev. Cornelius Woelfkin,
D.D., superintendent of Baptist evan
gelical work.
Benediction. Organ PostludeOrganist, Miss Mar
garet Gilmour precentor. Professor W.
H. Dale.
Monday Evening, 7:45.
Fellowship service.
Organ voluntary.
Hymn No. 3333.
Address, "The Church and the
"Neighborhood"Rev. Henry Holmes,
pastor of Lowry Hill Congregational
Address,'' The Church and the Young
People"George H. Bridgman, D.D.,
president of Hamline university.
Address, "The Local Church and the
Church Universal"Rev. John E.
Bushnell, D.D., pastor of Westminster
Address, "The Church and Educa
tion"Cyrus Northrop, L.L.D., presi
dent of the University of Minnesota.
Hymn. Organ postlude.
Tuesday Evening, 7:45.
Organ recital, conducted by Professor
H. S. Woodruff, assisted by other tal
net. (Admission free.)
Wednesday Evening, 7:45.
Baptist greetings.
Organ voluntary.
Hymn. Prayer. 3
Address, "Baptists and World Evan
gelization 'Rev. Frank Peterson,
D.D., district secretary of A. M. M. U.
Address. "Baptists and City Even
gelization*'Rev. G. H. Gamble, pas
tor of the Tabernacle Baptist church.
Address, "Baptists and Our Foreign
Population"Rev. Olaf Bodien, pastor
of the First Swedish Baptist church.
Music. Address, "What Can Trinity Church
Do for Minneapolis!"Rev. G. F. Holt,
pastor of the Fourth Baptist church.
Address, "What Can Trinity Church
Do for Minnesota?"Rev. A. T. Fow
ler, pastor of Calvary Baptist church.
Benediction. Organ postlude.
Thursday Evening, 8.
Service of thanksgiving and conse
"Our Reasons for Gratitude as a
Church"L. S. Gillette.
"The Service of Woman in Church
Life"Mrs. 0. E. Reynolds.
"Trinity Bible School"W. L.
Trinity Young People''Jewell
"Our Blessings as an Incentive to
Better Service"Uriah Roraback.
Prayer and conference.
morning Judge Frank T. Wilson of
Stillwater will lecture on "Japan and
Americaa Comparison of Two Civili
zations." The lecture will be finely
illustrated with sixty stereopticon
At Hennepin Avenue M. E. church
the subject this morning will be "The
Truth in Love." This evening's topic
will be "The Greatest Sin of All."
Rev. George E. Silloway, assistant pas
tor, will preach in the evening at Ep
worth chapel, Eighth avenue and
Fourth street.
At Plymouth church this evening the
evangelistic services will continue. A
large chorus of young people will assist
in singing familiar songs and Dr. Hal
lock will preach on "What God Does
for a Soul in Conversion." A cordial
welcome is extended to strangers.
At the Church of the Redeemer, Rev.
Marion D. Shutter, pastor, will preach
this morning A Sermon for Thanks
giving" evening, "The Universalist
Dr. Fayette L. Thompson, at Henne
pin Avenue church is to answer this
evening the question, "What Is the
Greatest Sin?" Tuesday evening at
the church a reception will be tendered
Mr. Silloway by the young people.
PLYMOUTHRev. L. H. Hallock. Morning,
"Have You Seen His Star and Gome to Wor-
ship?" evening, evangelistic service Dr.
Hallock will preach on "What God Does for a
Soul in Conversion." Chorus choir.
VINERev. J. S. Rood. Morning, baptisms, re
ception of members, communion and annual of
ferings for home missions, evening, Thanks
LUTDEN HILLSRev. Charles H. MaxweU.
Morning, "To Follow Christ Is to Do Wis
Work" evening, "The Perpetuity of Christ's
COMO AVENUEH. K. Painter. Morning, "The
World's Debt to the Jew: A Plea for Justice",
evening, "Two Great Decisions."
LOWRY HILLRev. Henry Holmes. Morning,
"Jesus and Hospitality," at 10:30 evening,
Christian Endeavor, 'service at 6:30.
LYHDALERev. C. B. Burton Morning, "The
Advance of Faith Upon Sense" evening, "The
Quick and the Dead."
"Fishers of Men" evening, "The King's
PILGRIMRev. F. A. Sumner. Morning, "The
Building of the Spiritual Kingdom" even
inp the chorus choir will render a musical
program with special reference to Thanksgiv
ing. The pastor will deUver a short address.
FIFTH AVENUERev James E. Smith. Morn
ing, "My Responsibility Thru Conduct for
Influence Upon Others" evening. "Chrlsti*
Exploration of the Parable of the Tares."
Clement George Clarke Morning, preaching
by the pastor, evening. "The Source of
Sin: Is There a Personal Devil?"
PARK AVENUERev. G. S.s Rollins, D.D.
Morning, "Near the Kingdom", reception of
new members: evening, "Sons of God."
OPEN DOORWalter G. Carlson, PhD. Morn
ing, "The Twentieth Century Church" even
ing. "Nabuth's Vineyard." Communion and
reception of members in the morning. Even
ing, special music.
Fisher will preach both morning and even
GRACERev. Donald D. McKay. Morning and
BETHANYRev. T. J. McCrossan. ^Morning.
"Lessons From the Magnet,,a children's ser
mon evening. "Seven Devils of Modern So
ciety All Beginning with D," first of the
Editorial Section^ THE MIN^JEAPdUS fbWNAL.
Minneapolis Young Woman Will Soothe
Feverish Brows of Sick WoocTsmen
as "Lumbermen's Missionary," and
Assistant to "The Lumber-Jack Sky
Pilot"Well Fitted for New Duty.
The "Lumbermen's Missionary.
f ::'f':f,
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Miss Ruth Olney, 306 University ave
nue SE, leaves Dec. 4 for Bemidji to
engage in work which has no counter
part in state or country.
Rev. F. E. Higgins, whose methods
are as original as they are effective,
and whose work as "The Lumbermen's
Sky Pilot" has attracted the attention
of the great northwest, has engaged
Miss Olney to visit sick or injured
lumbermen in the hospitals at Bemidji,
Keller, Walker, Cass Lake, Blackduck
and possibly Duluth.
Her headquarters will be at the
Markham hotel, Bemidji, and she will
make the rounds every week. The five
men in charge of districts organized by
Rev. Higgins in the lumber region will
report to Miss Olney every case sent
to the hospitals, so that no time may
be lost.
"Lumbermen's Missionary.'
The title upon her white ribbon badge
will be "Lumbermen's Missionary*"
but she is not to be in any sense their
spiritual adviser, and religious instruc
tion wilL not be attempted. Perhaps
the title of "visiting nurse" would
better describe the nature of her work.
It will include the writing of letters
for the men, reading to them, taking
them flowers, fruit and miscellaneous
reading matter, as the cases may de
mand but above all, it will include the
creation of that indefinable atmosphere
of friendly interest that even the best
hospitals lack, of necessity. These five
hospitals are all under Roman Catholic
auspices and are said to be unusually
The Sisters have co-operated with
Rev. Higgins in his efforts to assist
lumbermen in their hospitals, and will
welcome this innovation. Miss Olney's
ministrations will be confined to the
winter months what her work will
mean to the men only those may know
who have been ill away from home and
Of New England Stock.
Miss Olney is of New England stock,
tho born in Norfolk, Neb. She has
spent most of her life there. She gradu
ated from Norfolk high school and at
tended the state university at Lincoln,
leaving before graduation to spend
three years in teaching. The family
removed to Cincinnati in 1879, and
about three years ago came to Minne
apolis to live. Miss Olney has spent
sixteen months in California and has
been a frequent visitor in Connecticut
where her parents were born. She is a
member of the First Congregational
church of this city and has been the
efficient chairman of the lookout com
mittee of their Christian Endeavor so
ciety. Recently she was elected to the
same office in the Christian Endeavor
City union.
Evidently the New England strain in
the blood still enables its possessors to
do pioneering, tho in this case of so
mild a type that Miss Olney's heroic
ancestors might have deemed the term
misapplied. Success will go with her.
That goes without saying.
Wallace Morning. "Baptism" evening,
"The Journey to Heaven." Strangers wel
come at any or all of the services.
WESTMINSTER,Rev. John Edward Bushnell,
D.D. Morn'ng, communion service and re
ception of new members evening, "A
Shrewd Bargain." Special anthems at bqth
"WELSHRev. H. P. Morgan. Morning, "Show
ing the Lord's Death," 10:80 evening. "The
Glorious Future of Mankind," 7:30 3 p.m.,
Junior Endeavor 6:30 Christian Endeavor
Tuesday, prayer meeting Thursday, class
meeting, 7:30 p.m.
FIFTH(Corner Lyndale and Fourth avenue N
Rev. William J. Johnson. Morning, "Our
Citizenship Is in Heaven" evening, "The
Great Physician's Remedy for Sin."
Las. Morning, communion and welcoming of
new members also baptism evening, "It
Might Have Been." Splendid song service
in the evening.
HOPE CHAPELRev. Alexander G. Patterson.
Evening, Lord's Supper and reception of
members "The Pastor's Word" solo, 'Tls
Now in Past," Howard Haee.
FIRST FREERev. S. S. Kennan.
"The Perseverance of the Saints"
"The Persistence of Sin."
CALVARYMorning, Dr. Woelfkln
York city will preach eye&ing, Dr. Fowler,
"The Undetected Losses of Life." Song
service led by quartet and Calvary chorus.
Baptism at evening service.
Morning service, communion after evening
FIRST CHURCHDr. W. B. Riley, Morning.
"Still More Excuses" evening, "Playing
the Fool
TABERNACLERev. G. H. Gamble. Morn
ing, "The Christian's Assurance" evening,
"The Pre-eminence of Jesus Christ.** Bap
tism, hand of fellowship and the Lord's sup
per at evening service.
CHICAGO AVENUERev. J. B. Conant. Morn
ing, "Grossing Jordan" evening, "A Great
Ruler," first in a,, series on "Five Great
Facts." Baptism at the evening serviee.
CENTRALDd. Theodore Hegsham. Morning.
"The Everlasting 'Yea' of Thomas Carlyle
and That Other 'Yea* evening, "The Next
Great Event." Evangelistic service In the
FOURTH-Rev. G. F. Holt. Morning. "Show
ing Thankfulness" evening, "Modern S'am-
of New
Lf _ JA $
Billiard, Game and Beading Booms for
Neighborhood Residents Provided in
Plans for New Building at Sixteenth
Avenue S and Fourth StreetGround
Will Be Broken in Spring, a
1 ir
The club idea for men and boys, now ^BwyrwTVWTvvwr
exciting so much public interest, will &
be taken account of in the new building i
for Bethel Settlement, which in appre
ciation of the generous gift of the
Messrs. Q. S. and JN S. Pillsbury, is to
be known as Pillsbury house. A bill
iard-room and game and reading-rooms
will be provided in a high, sunny base
ment at the south end of the building,
which is to be constructed at Sixteenth
avenue S and Fourth street. This will
be easily accessible from the street and'
every effort will be made to make it'
attractive to the men and boys of the'
neighborhood. The'grounds about the1
building will provide ample room for
For some weeks Mespfs. Bertrand &
Chamberlin, architects, with a building
committee, consisting of Messrs. J. R.
Kingman, N. F. Hawley and Miss Hale,
have been' at work on the plans, which
are not yet wholly complete. The build
ing as outlined will be 100 feet in
length on Sixteenth avenue by 50 feet
on Fourth street.
Arrangements Excellent.
The plans call for an auditorium on
the ground floor capable of seating from
200 to 250 persons, which will be used
for Sunday school purposes as well as
for public lectures and entertainments,
while the small but well equipped stage
will give an opportunity for local ama
teur entertainments. Upon the same
floor will be two good-sized kinder
garten rooms with club rooms adjoining.
On the second floor will be the cookin'g
school and on the sunny southeast cor
ner of the building a day nursery, with
accommodations for upwards of thirty
small children who can be cared for
thru the day. The gymnasium will also
be on this floor and will be thoroly
equipped and contain.' abundant lockers,
shower baths, etc. On the southwest
corner of the second floor will be the
parlor, dining-room and kitchen for use
by the residents at the house, while the
third floor will provide some eight or
ten residents' bedrooms.
It is expected to break ground at the
earliest possible moment the spring
and to have the building completed and
ready for occupancy with the opening
of the fall work.
The Movement's Inception.
The movement for a new settlement
building in which to, house the work
heretofore carried pnby Bethel settle
ment \%as inaugurated' at an informal
meeting of friends of* the
J-work, at
which were represented Plymouth, Park
and the First Congregational churches,
held at Plymouth church on April 7
last A call was issued on the fol
lowing Sunday morning for a larger
meeting to consider the matter. On the
afjternoon of that day Mayor D. P.
Jones was visited by Charles S. and
John S. Pillsbury, whose father had
given the land for the old building and
whose family has always been interest
ed in the work. They suggested that
they themselves would be pleased to.
give the money necessary to build and
equip a new plant which should be
erected as a memorial to their parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Pillsbury.
The sum of $40,000 was named as
likely to furnish the work with a suit
able site and building. One stipulation
only was attached to the offer of the
Messrs. Pillsburythat there should be
raised the sum of $20,Q00, the income
therefrom to be used for the proper
maintenance of the building. Needless
to say, Plymouth church immediately
undertook the work of fulfilling this
condition, and by June 1 the entire
sum was pledged.
A new corporation known as the So
cial Settlement association of Minne
apolis was organized for the purpose
of holding the property and acting as
trustees of the endowment fund. This
corporation consists of D. P. Jones,
president Charles S. and John S. Pills
bury Benjamin P. Woodworth, treas
urer N. F. Hawley, Miss Mary T. Hale
and J. R. Kingman. Some difficulty
was experienced in selecting and ob
taining a proper site for the building.
The work in the future, as in the
past, will be maintained by the three
leading Congregational churches, Park
Avenue, Plymouth and the First.
nOIANUELRev. C. J. Trlggerson. Morning.
"The Power of a Surrendered Life" even
ing, "A Great Welcome."
OLIVETRev. Frank H. ^Cooper. Morning,
"Tho First Evangelistic Sermon" evening,
"The Glory of Faith."
MINNEHAHARev. C. M. Heard. Morning,
"The Reasonableness of Faith as a Condition
of Salvation" evening. "The Church of the
Living God." The Hible Study club will
meet Thursday evening, Dec. S.
FOBSRev. J. W.' Heard. Morning, Rev. J.
B. Hingeley, D.D., will pleach evening,
sermon by the pastor.^ "The Hope That
FOWLERProf. R. Watson Cooper of Hamline
university will preach the morning sermon,
"Religions of Men Large and Small" even
ing, "The Universal Cry for. Men." with il
lustrative incidents" fr,om the life of Abraham:
LAKE STREETRev. T. W. Stout. Morning,
"Conditions of God's Blessings to the
Church" evening. "How to Spend Our Win
ter Evenings"^ third in series, preceded by a
prelude on "The Relation of Christian Senti
ment to Football' Excesses."
TRINITYRev* W. 1. Shannon.' Morning, Dr,
S. P. Lane, presiding elder reception of
members evening, church rally under lead
of pastor.
SIMPSON (Corner Twenty-eighth street and
First avenue S)Rev. John H. Miller. Morn
ing, "Ye Serte the Lord Christ": evening,
"If We Ask Anything According to. His Will.
He Heareth Us." Dr. S. P. Long wlU hold
the First quarterly conference next Wednesday
Vorntng, "Tempted" evening, "Trying to
FOREST HEIGHTSRev. Charles S. Davis.
Morning, "True Life According to Christ"
evening, sermon by Rev. J. B. Htngeley. D.D.
HENNEPIN AVENUERev. Fayette L. Thomp
son. Morning, "The Truth in Love" even
ing, "The Greatest Sin of AU."
munion, 8 a.m. .morning service and sermon
by Rev. G. Heathcote HUTs. 10:80 choral
evensong and sermon by Vicar Hills. 7:46
WESLEYRev. L. A. Guild, D.D. Morning,
Rev. Dr. Eaton, formerly pastor North Ave
nue church, Allegheny. Pa., win preach
Evening, Dr. Samuel P. Long Will occupy the
One of the Best Known and Most Able
Ministers of the Methodist Church in
America, He Has Recently Been Ap-
pointed Organizer of the National
Ministerial Prohibition Alliance.
Organizer of the National Ministerial fc
Prohibition Alliance.
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Rev. E. L. Eaton of Pittsburg, Pa.,
who is to speak in Minneapolis today
and tomorrow, has recently been ap
pointed organizer of the National Min
isterial Prohibition alliance, a move
ment which originated in the Metho
dist church within the past few months,
but later expanded into an interdenom
inational movement.
The organization was begun at Pitts
burg, where Dr. Eaton was pastor of
one of the leading Methodist churches,
and is of his own conception. Its pur
pose is to bring together ministers of
all denominations in local alliances for
co-operation in local temperance and
prohibition work and for better influ
ence in bringing this work before tins
attention of national conventions of
the various church denominations.
Dr. Eaton is one of the best known
and most able ministers of the Metho
dist church in America. He is well
known thruout the country as a Chau
tauqua lecturer, and in the prohibition
party as one of the most prominent
leaders. While pastor at Des Moines}
some years ago, he was nominated fox
governor on the prohibition ticket.
He will speak at Wesley Methodist
church this morning on the topic, The
Sine Qua Non of Salvation" this aft
ernoon at the Young Men's Christian
Association hall to men on "What Da
vid Thought About It/' ahd this even
ing at Hennepin Avenue Methodist
church on "Building for Eternity."
Tomorrow evening he will address the
state prohibition banquet at Richmond
hall on "The Political Teeter-board."
Dr. Eaton will make his future home
and headquarters at Madison, Wis., his
old home.
Chapman Meetings Continue at Pros
pect Park Methodist Church.
The Chapman spirit has been con
tinued at the Prospect Park Methodist
church with gratifying results. Meet
ings have been in progress since the
end of the campaign. A large class
will be received into the church this
Editorial Section.
Rev. J. G. Crozier has been assisted
during the past week by Mrs. Lilly M.
Slaight, who has had charge of the
singing and has otherwise rendered
very helpful service. A house-to-house
visitation by the women of the church
aided the work.
Today will be a day of special inter
est to all. In addition to the regular
program there will be three special
services. A young people's meeting at
3 p.m. will be led by the pastor a
men's and boys' meeting at 4 p.m., led
by F. F. Lindsay and J. D. Engle, and
a woman's meeting at 4 p.m., at the
home of Mrs. F. F. Lindsay, Seymour
avenue, led by Mrs. Slaight, will fill
the day. All these services will be
crowned by a rousing gospel service in
the evening, to which all are cordially
HOLY TRINITYRev. Stuart B. Pervls.
Morning, 7:30, holy communion 10:30 serv
ice and sermon evening, 7:45, "Why I Am
a Christian," by Rev. C. E. Haupt first in
a series of special advent lectures.
Thomas. Sunday school, 4 p.m. evening
prayer and sermon by Rev. George -H.
ALL SAINTS'(2619 Clinton avenue)Rev.
George H. Thomas. Morning, 10.30, holy
communion and service "The Armor of
Light" evening, 7:45, evening prayer and
anthems subg by boy choir.
ST. ANDREWS'Rev. Robert Benedict.
Morning, 7:30, holy communion and sermon
by the rector evening, 7:30, evening prayer.
Sunday school and Bible class. 12 m.
CHRIST CHURCH (Blalsdell avenue snd
Forty-third street)Rev. Andrew D. Stowe,
rector Service and holy communion at 10:30
a.m. Sunday school at 13:15 m. evening
service at 7:30 Y. P. S., Tuesday at 8 p.m.
GRACE CHURCH (Corner Twenty-fourth
street and Sixteenth avenue S)^Rev. Andrew
D. Stowe. Service at 10:30 a.m. and 7:80
p.m. Sunday school at 12:15 m.
ALL SOULS*Rev. William H. Ryder.' 'Morn
ing, "Superiority of Christianity." Sunday
school at 12 m. Y. P. tr., 6 p.m.
TUTTLERev. A. R. TUlpjghast. Morning,
"What Constitutes a Christian" evening,
"America Compared With Japan," an Ulus
trated lecture by Judge Frank T. Wilson of
NAZARETH (Norwegian)Rev. Olaf Nord
bladt. Morning, "Some Thoughts on the Re
ligion of the Future." LUTHERAN.
BETHLEHEMRev. N. B. Thvedt. .Morning'
service at 10:30, the choir will sing, even
ing, service at 7:45 the Lord's supper will
be administered.
AUGUSTANA Rev. C. J. Petri. Morning,
"The Acceptable Year of the Lord" even
ing, "The New Covenant" holy communion.
Prayer meeting at 4 p.m. Swedish Sunday
school 12:15 m. and English Sunday school
9 a.m.
ST. J0HN'S*-Rev. A. F. Elmquist. Morning,
sermon by Rev. G. W. Gehr of Chicago Theo
logical seminary: evening, "The Lord Is
Near." Sunday school at 12 m.
avenue S and 19th street.)Rev. Frederic
Stevens. Morning. "Prepare to Meet Thy
King'* English evening services, 7:30 o'clock,
Rev. Th. Schvoedel of St. Pan1
WIL MAK E THRE E Eighteen Years of Work^
For eighteen years the Christian"
Workers' mission, 29 Washington ave
nue S, has labored among the transient
and slum population about Washing
ton avenue S and Bridge Square. The
mission was formed Oct. 2, 1887, and
rented the hall which it has occupied
ever since. The new movement was
entirely without financial backing and
adopted a resolution strange in the an
nals of mission work-that it would
not solicit support or money, but rely
entirely upon voluntary contributions.
For eighteen years the mission has
stood, at times seemingly overwhelmed
with debt, but never quite going under.
Thru the darkest hours of its poverty
William A. Petran, its general direc
tor, and his associates have adhered to
their resolution not to solicit money,
and at every crisis support has come,
often from some unexpected source.
There has been no attempt to force
the development of the mission or to
make any extensions or enlargements
except as the money was already on
"This," to quote from a report pub
lished in the darkest days of the mis
sion, "allows the work to expand only
as fast as God wants it to, and does
away with man's ambition to do great
things that God has nothing to do with,
whieh emanate from the flesh."
No Salaried Officers.
The mission employs no salaried of
ficers, all the work being done by
volunteers. It labors under the auspi
ces of no denomination, but is auxiliary
to all the evangelical churches and
urges its converts to ally themselves
with whatever church organization
most appeals to them. Meetings are
held in the hall every noon and night
visitations are made at the jail, lock
up, workhouse, hospitals, soldiers'
home and from house to house open
air meetings are held on the streets
and at the state fair men are shel
tered thru the cold winter nights and
tracts are freely distributed.
To carry on this work the, mission
maintains, with its hall, a free read
ing room and a tract depository, where
are a complete line of tracts in Fng
lish, Swedish, Norwegian, German, Pol
ish and Bohemian. Besides carrying
a large stock of tracts from every re
ligious publishing house, the mission
now prints tracts of its own. The gos
pel wagon, which is a familiar sight
in the downtown streets, was purchased
after years of patient saving and has
proved a valuable adjunct to the work
of the mission. When questioned in
regard to the results obtained by the
long years,of work Mr. Petran said:
We can never know just what we
have done until the final account is
made up on the judgment day. We
simply sow the seed. Some of it springs
up in our sight and more bears fruit
elsewhere. The men who come to our
meetings aTe largely transients, here
for a night and then they pass out of
our sight."
Remarkable Conversions.
While the workers at the mission
probably never see one-fourth of the
work they do, the record of conver
sions is a long and interesting one.
Perhaps the most notable convert is
John Callahan, the great prison evan
gelist, who first came under the influ
ence of the workers while he was a
prisoner in the Hennepin county "jail.
When he was released he came to one
of the mission meetings and was there
converted. His record since then is
too well known to need recounting. One
man who afterwards became a useful
Christian citizen entered the hall in
the preliminary stage of delirium tre
mens and atempted tor throw himself
from 'a window at the rear. Mr. Pe
tran restrained him after a desperate
struggle. Shortly after stealing an
overcoat from a secondhand dealer at
Waseca a man came to one of the
meetings. He was deeply impressed
and asked for prayers. Thru the mis
sion he obtained work and earned the
money to pay for the coat. He was
not content with sending the money,
but went himself and paid it to the
astonished dealer.
His Last Drink.
Perhaps the most picturesque of the
long series of incidents related by Mr.
SALEM ENGLISHRev. George H. Trabert,
D.D. Morning, "The Coming of Christ"
evening, "The Lord Our Righteousness."
ST. CHARLESRev. J. M. Cleary. Morning,
"The Works of Darkness" evening, "Chris
tian Marriage." Masses at 7:30, 9 and
10:30 a.m.
avenue and Grant street)Rev. G. H. Bick
nell. Morning, special services and annual
offering for the Christian Woman's Board of
Missions evening, "The Failure of Protes
HIGHLAND PARK (Twenty-fifth avenue N)
Rev. F. R. Plantikow. Preaching by pastor
at 3 p.m. Sunday school at 2 p.m.
ZION(Sixth avenue N)Rev." F. R. Planti
kow. Morning. "Spiritual Growth" evening,
"Christ Our Refuge."
ALL CHURCHES"God the Preserver of
Ruth B. Ridges. Morning. "The Larger
Henepin avenue)Mrs. R. S. Jimerson.
evening, 7-30, Mr. Jimerson Q "Phenomenal
Manifestation." foUowed by greetings.
corner Eighth street and Nicollet avenue)
Dr. Louis Williams. Evening, spirit tests
and clalrvoyancy. AU welcome.
Twentieth avenue N)Lecture and greetings
by Mrs. Beukler.
BAND OF PEACE(229 Central avenue)Lec
ture by Mrs. S. M. LoweU greetings by
Mrs. Peake.
Morning, lecture by Mrs. Asa Talcott even
ing, messages by Mrs. Lamb and Mrs. Jacobs.
NEW RICHMOND HALL(Fifth street and
Third avenue)H. S. Wheeler. Evening,
"Fraud," by H. S. Wheeler greetings by
Mrs. F. D. Wheeler.
Alice Wickstrom. Morning, children's
lyceum at 10 lecture at 11, "The Need of
G. A. R. HALL(Twentieth avenue N and
Washington.)Emtt Swenson. 3 p.m., "The
True and the False ^Prophets." AU welcome.
Among Unfortunate Men
Christian Workers' Mission Has Been Tireless in^ts
Efforts Among Transient and Slum Population About
South Washington Avenue and Bridge SquareSup
port or Money Has Never Been Solicited. ^fl
j,*. ,3^
Petran is that concerning a man who
had been attending the meetings for
some time and who was finally per
suaded that he wished to quit drinking
and lead a sober Christian life. Bui,
he lacked the courage necessary to
make a public testimony of his change
of heart. One evening when the strug
gle between his conviction and his tim
idity was particularly hard he left th*
hall, entered a nearby saloon and dranlf
his last glass of whisky. Under its
stimulating influence he was able to
rise to his feet before the assembly ani
proclaim his conversion. He stayed con
There is practically no end to the
number ofL incidents which might be
told or the details of the work which
might be described. The facts given
and the anecdotes told do not give
more than a bare outline of the work
which has been accomplished and the
way in which it has been done.
Boys' DepartmentY.M.C.A.
L. H. Beeler, T. C. Scott.
lcl \i President
ST~ offlSf \T*TEKg
chanes H. Aicock...:::::::::::::%&
A Membership Hustler.
At a recent meeting of the board of
directors it was decided to give 25 per
cent of all the money taken in on mem
bership to the boys' building fund. Ev
ery member brought in means $1.25 for
the new building. This is a plan not
only to increase the treasury budget,
but also to increase the membership.
The boys have been divided into two
factions, the reds and the blues. is
the aim of each faction to bring in the
most members before Feb. 1. The side
bringing in the most members before
that time will be banqueted, providing
they have brought in more than fifty
members, and only those who have
brought in ore member or more will be
The boys are trying hard to raise the
remainder of their $1,000, and this plan
was adopted because it would not only
create in them a desire for a new build
ing, but also an increased membership.
A new building is an absolute neces
sity. It becomes more evident day by
day. There are more boys in the boys'
department this year than ever before.
It is expected that the five hundred
mark will be reached before the close
of the association year.
The night school for boys that are
employed during the day is overflow
ing and all the gymnasium classes are
larger than ever before. They do not
want to stop the growth, however. The
only remedy is a new building equipped
to take care of all who come in. The
game rooms are always overcrowded,
and the only thing to be done is to
work for a new building.
B. C. Garrigues, J. S. PorteoUs snd
B. C. Decker were appointed as a com
mittee from the board of directors to
raise money for the new.building. Fred
erick Ware, Charles H. Aicock and
George Akerson were appointed from
the boys' cabinet for the same purpose,
Sunday Meetings Popular.
The Sunday afternoon meetings ar
attended with a great deal of enthu
siasm. About eighty younger boys at
tended the opening meeting of the
Boys' Sunday club. Last Sunday Eev.
W. B. Eiley of the First Baptist church
addressed the older boys on "Get Start
ed Straight."
Mr. Riley's address was in the nature
of an evangelistic sermon, and at the
close Mr. Morris sang "LKjrd, I'm Com
ing Home," the song Mr. Butler, Mr.
Chapman's soloist, sang so often dur
ing the revival.
A business meeting was held and offi
cers elected for the ensuing three
months. They are: George Akerson,
president Ira Gorham, vicepresident,
and George Wood, secretary and treas
This afternoon Mr. Eastman, the as
sistant state secretary of the Y. M. C.
A., will talk to the older boys on "Fish-
ing." All the boys of the department
who have ever been to camp know who
"Easty" is and will surely come and
hear him, and it*is earnestly hoped
that all boys who have never heard
Mr. Eastman talk will grasp this splen
did opportunity of hearing one of the
best talkers to boys in the state.
There will be special music. The
time is 4:30 p.m., and the place is The
Boys' House, 916 Mary place. Dee. 10,
E. W. Peck, the state secretary, will
talk to the older boys.
A series of Advent lectures are to be
delivered at Holy Trinity church,
Fourth street and Fourth avenue SE,
beginning today. This evening Rev.
E. C. Haupt will lecture at 7:45 on
"Why I Am a Christian." Sunday
evening, Dec. 10, Rev. C. C. Roliit will
lecture on "Why I Am a Comnufhi-
cant." Sunday evening, Dec. 17, Rev.
I. P. Johnson will lecture on "Why I
Am an Episcopalian."
The Little Girls' Missionary society
will hold its annual mission festival in
the Augustana Lutheran church next
Thursday evening. An interesting pro
gram has been prepared and the con
tributions for the evening will be given
to the foreign mission fund. The Wil
ling Workers' societv of Augustana
church will be entertained next Wednes
day afternoon by Mrs. L. N. Gaynor,
812 E Eighteenth street. The Ladies'
Aid society will hold a specially inter
esting meeting next Thursday after
noon. The meeting will be held in the
church and the program will be cen
tered around the topic "Home Mis
sions." During the Advent season spe
cial mission and prayer meetings will De
held in the church every Sunday after
noon at 4 o'clock.
city will speak in, Calvary Baptist
church this morning. Dr. Woelfkin is
one^ of the ablest preachers, and the
national evangelist among the Baptists
of the north,' holding a similar position
to that of Dr. Chapman among the
Presbyterians. This evening in Calvary
Baptist eljurch, Dr. Fowler will speak
on "The Undetected Losses of Life."
The quartet will be assisted by the Cal
vary chorus in a special song, serviee
whieh beginaj 3^an**su-afcr "s

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