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World Committee and the World Wide
Church of Christ Is the Subject for
Today'Association Operating Now
in Forty-five Countries and HaB 749,-
000 Members.
The World and International commit
tees of the Young Men's Christian asso
ciation at Geneva, Switzerland, and
New York, have asked that beginning
today, Isov. 11 to 17 be observed as a
week of prayer for young men in all
Associations are now operating in
forty-five different nations and have
749,000 members. In America in some
single associations there are as many
as twenty-two nationalities in the
membership. The associations have
been immensely prosperous, receiving
over $10,000,000 last year in America
for new buildings and current expenses,
and attracting to their multiplying
buildings greater numbers of non
ehurch going young men by educational
classes, social features, and 500 gym
The committee states that altho the
Bible classes have doubled in, thiee
years and religious services have vastly
increased attendance, that the ap
peal for the support of prayer is made
with larger earnestness and more con
cern that the agencies of moral and
spiritual influence upon young men be
made increasingly effective.
Men and boys in shops and factories
to the number of 1,000,000 have at
tended the noon shop Bible classes.
In the new county department twen
ty-five secretaries are directing groups
of a half dozen or more associations of
country young men and boys.
The forty-five Indian associations, as
well as the Chinese associations, have
the largest proportionate number of
men in their Bible classes.
The rapid extension of associations
among railroad men at western division
points, which otten attract more mem
bers from along the line than the entire
population of the town, is also men
tioned by the committee as a matter of
encouragement and prayer for further
service among these men. Street rail
road associations are also being organ
ized in numbers.
The 700 student associations have
over 50,000 members with 35,000 in
Bible classes. In these, the call to the
ministry and to foreign missions have
been the emphatic note.
The large number of 61,729 working
end school boys are in the association,
42,000 of whom are receiving physical
In the foreign department of the in
ternational committee there are now as
many secretaries as on its North Amer
ican force, and its budget has reached
$150,000. In the Japanese army, in
Seoul, Korea, and the great political
and commercial centers of China, the
associations have become powerful or
ganizations. With the approval and
co-operation of the government, the as
sociation has been established at Pana
ma and army and navy posts.
Wiith a view to the increasing obli
gations coming upon the association in
its constantly opening fields among all
classes of men and boys in all lands,
the committee has named the following
subjects for prayer, and asks that
churches and Christian people -join them
in prayer for young men:
The World's Committee Europe,
and the World-Wide Church of Christ,
is the subject suggested for today,
Nov. 11.
For young men in United States and
Canada, Monday.
For Mexico, South America, Cuba and
student association work, Tuesday.
For Great Britain, educational, physi
cal and social agencies, Wednesday.
For Asia and associations among
railroad and industrial men and boys,
soldiers and sailors, Thursday.
For Africa and religious and Bible
Btudy work, Friday.
For Australia and association secre
taries and enterprises, Saturday.
ihouflc, Minneapolis Telephones.
_, 15. T. Courthouse 56.
Judge L. W Collins
Rev. Marlon D. Shutter
3 S. McLaln
Mrs. Marlon Shutter.
Mias Oorinne De Laittre
Miss Mary 3 Davis.
President EmeritusMrs Theodore Hayes
PresidentMrs D. McMullen. 68 Eleventh
treet S. Telephone. N. W Main 25S3 J2
First Vice PresidentMrs. A. Sprong.
Second Vice PresidentMrs. A Brant.
Third Vice PresidentMrs George Hayes
Fourth Vice PresidentMrs. J. F. Wilson.
Fifth Vice PresidentMrs B. W Kingsley.
81*th Vice PresidentMrs. C. Giliuan.
Recording SecretaryMiss Nellie Broom
Corresponding SecretaryMrs. G. W
TreasurerMiss Eva Blancbard.
State OrganizerMiss Lillian Ellis.
Associate memberships, $1 a. year,
Send all communications for the
department to Miss Eva Blanchard,
The Journal.
care of
Sunshine has added nearly $50 to its
treasury as a result of the lunch served
In the Auditorium Tuesday evening,
where a large crowd gathered to hear
the election returhB. The Sunshiners
turned out right royally to help make
the affair a success and everybody ^s
exceedingly happy over the amount
raised for the good work.
The Journal give the society
the privilege or serving lunch freoj
Boutell brothers gave the use of dishes
and Yerxa & Co. contributed coffee.
Mr. Midwood of Boutell Bros, also
ided the work in many ways.
A number of the literary women's
clubs in the city have taken up the
Sunshine work as their philanthropic
wqrk, but the most enthusiastic is the
Utopion club. Last week the members
of the club met and spent all day sew
ing for a poor girl, ill with consump
tion, whose main support, a brother
Plucky Pastor of Bethesda Baptist Church.
The good people of Minneapolis will
doubtless be surprised to know that a
local pastor, who has done a splendid
work for his people since coming to the
city, is living alone in the study of his
church. He is the Bev. Wilton E.
Boone, pastor of the Bethesda Baptist
church, 1120 Eighth street S. Mi.
Boone came here several months ago
florn Chicago, and has wondeifully suc
ceeded in reuniting the scatteied mem
bershio and paying off a burdensome
floating debt Recently, the church
voted to build a parsonage on the rear
end of the chuich lot, which they own
but this wi^l cost about $1,500 and
.lust now, the money is not in sight.
The pastor does his own cooking and
sleeps in the church. His family is still
in Chicago. Mr. Boone is a gentleman
of lefinemcnt and culture, a good
pieacher and holds a diploma from the
Newton Theological institute of Massa
chusetts. Till coming here he had no
experience as a eook, but he has in
stalled a gas stove in his study and
finds he possesses talents with the iy
mg-pan which he never befoie sus
pected. Once in a while some of the
good sisters of the congregation vary
his menu by sending baskets of cooked
pro\ lsions, but iust the same Mr. Boone
is looking fonvard to a family reunion
and a legdar menage in that new par
There will be a rally at Westminster
church, Sunday afternoon, Nov. 25. It
will be the closing event in connection
with a two weeks' campaign to secure
a gift of 25 cents from every one in
Minneapolis who is or has ever been a
Christian Endeavorer.
These small contributions are being
asked from every one in the world in
terested in this gieat movement, to
erect a building to be the headquarters
of the World's union, to afford a fund
to carry on the work of the field secre
taries j,n foieign lands, and to be a
memorial to the work accomplished in
the first quarter century of the exist
ence of the society.
At the rally Nov. 25 there will be a
program of rousing,congregational sing
ing, other musiqal selections, and ad
dresses. All pastors of ihe-fiity- are in--
vited to occupy season the platform,
and all interested, in ihe work that the
United Society of Chiistian Endeavor
has accomplished are using their in
fluence to send a large amount from
Minneapolis to Treasurer William Shaw
of Boston.
Those in tne
nected with a society at the present
time aie asked-to send contributions to
Walter Haight, Pittsburg Plate
Glass compan-y. Only 1 cent is asked
fiom each one far each year of the
existence of the society, but Mr. Haight
says that 4(1 for each year would be
gladly received.
An international committee with
Henry B. Maefarland, commissioner of
the District ,-of Columbia, as chairman,
has charge of the world-wide work. T.
Colwell is local membei of the com
The quarteily meeting of the Sunday school
teachers Mil be held with Mr and Mr Har
rlngton Beard at Wahhburu 1'aik Mondaj even
ing The Sew lug soeietv will hare an all day
meeting with lunch Wednesday
N. ,$o 22 vears, died a few weeks ago. An
uncle the far west offered her and
the young brother a home, and the
Utopian members are helping her get
ready to a o. When she is ready for
her long lourney the branch will pre
pare a substantial as well as dainty
The girl is very sweet and refined,
but thru the death of father, mother
and brother, has been thrown upon her
own resources, and her ill health makes
it impossible to do much for herself.
She owns the little home, but that is
all she has in the world. Her uncle
in the west has evidently that spirit
of geneiosity for which the great west
is noted, foi he has written that when
she is ready to start he will send her
money to pay all the expenses of her
self and brother. So Sunshiners feel
satisfied that she will have good care
and a good home.
Last Sunday a party of six Sun
shiners visited the poorfarm and spent
several hours singing and talking to
the inmates.
Tho warm expressions of apprecia
tion given by .some and the tears that
rolled down the cheeks of others who
could not speak their thanks, more
than repaid the visitors for their ef
forts, and eveiVone was determined to
go again and often. They felt that
ere was an opportunity to bring good
cheer into lives that must not b4e neg
One of the principal annoyances with
which the Sunshine society has to con
tend, eyerywhere is the continual so
liciting ox unscrupulous persons who
use the good name of the society to
obtain money from the generous pub
lic. They represent themselves as
members of the society and in many
cases wear the Sunshine pin to
strengthen their claims.
As far as the pins are concerned,
anyone may purchase a pin for a small
eity ndt actively con-
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Ohurch Work Has Been Very Success
ful in Villages Between Walker and
BemidjiWriter Tells of a Visit to
Good FallsThank Offering of $5,000
Being Baised.
The last issue of The Standard con
tains an interesting Minnesota letter
by E. R. Pope of Minneapolis, telling
of activity among Minnesota Baptists.
Mr. Pope writes:
Between Walker and Bemidji, on the
Minnesota & International railroad, are
three villages, Laporte, Guthrie and
Nary, About five years ago work was
started in these by District Missionary
Steinhoff, and four years ago Rev. J. G.
Wirth became pastor,. and since that
time has labored faithfully and well.
A meeting-house, begun by Mr. Stem
hoff, has been practically completed at
Nary, in spite of the fact that many
removals have seriously depleted the
congregations. At Laporte, on Sunday,
Oct. 21, a neat building was dedicated.
It is located on a commanding site on
a hillside overlooking the town and is
well adapted to the place. It can ac
commodate about 125 people and good
congregations greeted the preachers at
the dedication. Dr. O. A. Williams and
the writer arrived Saturday, late in the
afternoon, and that evening the farmer
preached to an interested congregation.
Sunday morning the building was well
filled, and Eev. E. K. Pope preached the
dedicatory sermon from Hag. 2:4, after
which the small amount of money
needed to pay all outstanding indebt
edness was generously and quickly
pledged then the pastor offered the
prayer of dedication, and the building
was set apart as a place of worship.
The Sunday school and young people's
prayer service were well attended, and
the day closed with the evening ser
mon by Dr. Williams, which was pre
paratory to the revival meetings begun
Monday evening, in which Rev. E. M.
Atwood, of Little Falls, assists Pastor
This is the only church in the com
munity and indeed Pastor Wirth is the
only pastor on the three fields. He and
his wife have done and are doing an
earnest, self-sacrificing, hard service,
and have reaped some reward. Mrs.
Wirth has ministered in season and out
of season to the sick for miles around
and is enduring hardship for the Mas
ter's sake. As one lady said, "We
could not get on without her." Labor,
such as this brother and sister are do
ing, receives little pecuniary reward
and is all too apt to be entirely over
looked by others on larger fields but
it is a labor of true love and will never
be forgotten by Him who knoweth all
and giveth justly at last to all.
On Monday Dr. Williams returned to
Minneapolis and the writer went ninety
miles further north to the termius of
the M. & I. railroad at Big Falls.
Here is a busy, thriving community of
about 300 people, with a good country,
as yet largely undeveloped, about it.
It is located on the Big Fork river,
whic-h flows northward, emptying into
the Rainy river. At the site of the
town are falls of some thirty-five "feet
in a quarter of a mile, that will furnish
excellent water power in coming years,
and all around are trees suitable for
pulpwood needed in the manufacture of
paper, etc. The town is only a little
over four years old and the railroad
reached it not a year ago and Tegular
passenger trains began service in July
last. There are a good number of
stores, seven saloons, an excellent hotel,
a local telephone system, with thirty
odd subscribers, and little of the pio
neer life is visible a modest news
paper, with the unique and suggestive
name of the Compass, has been pub
lished weekly for about four years. A
petition to divide the large county of
Itasca and make this the county seat
of a new county was filed, but because
of a prior and conflicting petition was
thrown out. At the election on Nov.
6 a proposition to form a new county,
styled Kooehichink, with International
sum and they in no way indicate that
the wearer has any authority or stand
ing in the Sunshine society.
The society wishes the public would
beware of all these solicitors, for thou
sands of dollars have been lost to the
good work.
If it ever becomes necessary for the
society to ask aid outside of its de
partment in The Journal, it will
be done in a way that will leave no
doubts of its genuineness. So please
do not give to parties soliciting for
Sunshine unless personally known to
the giver.
Mrs. W. H. Kirk, the first vice-presi
dent, has resigned, owing to ill health.
Mrs. Kirk is also president of the Craw
ford branch and she found it physically
impossible to attend to the demands or
both positions.#
Mrs. Kirk is too conscientious a
worker to neglect her duties and so
she preferred to resign. While there
was genuine regret among the state of
ficers at losing her, they felt that her
other work is sufficient to tax her
strength. Mrs. N. A. Sprong, the for
mer third Vice-president, now becomes
first vice-president, and Mrs. George
Hayes accepts the third vice-presi
Mrs. Hayes is a new member of the
society and her enthusiasm and gen
eral capability make her an ideal work
er in the good cause.
Sunshine's Christmas bazaar will be
held Nov. 26 and 27 and the society
hopes all its friends will contribute
some little article at least to help pro
vide the funds to make 250 or more
children happy Christmas. A speciality
will be made of home cookery and any
one who can concoct' some especially
tempting dish please send it in. Notify
headquarters if you can contribute
The Crawford branch met at the
residence of the secretary, Mrs. M. J.
Crawford, 402 Delaware street, Mon
day, Oct. 1. The meeting was unus
ually pleasant, for Mrs. W. H. Kirk, the
president of the branch, who has been
ill for some time, was able to preside.
Fifteen members were present and a
splendid rel30*jb was given of the Work
of the last month.
Thru the interest of one of the mem
bers Miss Golpin raised $5 for the
Blind Babies' home, and this will be
Classified Section. THE MINNEAPOLIS JOURNAL." Sunday, November xw^QoGr
Falls, 09. tho Rainy river, some thirty
three miles to the north, and' including
within it both Big Palls and Northome,
to the south, was voted on. In Big
Falls the Presbyterians and Methodists
have church buildings, tho neither is
completed. The former has a pastor
who preaches 6n alternate Sundays and
the latter has no regular service at
There "are a few Baptists in
the place and if others come in and the
town grows, as appears likely, we might
join it with our church at Mizpab,
twenty-five miles to the south. This
section of Minnesota has developed
rapidly in the last five years and is
certain to do so for many a year to
Most of the manuscript for the state
"Annual" is already in the printer's
hands, and it is hoped it will be pub
lished by Thanksgiving at the latest.
Rev. F. C. Lovett, who has done ex
cellent service at Wheaton for several
years, has resigned and accepted a
pastorate at Grant's Pass, Ore.
Rev. M. Berglund closes his work as
financial Secretary of Bethel academy
Jan. 1, and has been called to the
church at Grove City.*
Revival meetings at Long Trairie,
conducted by Miss RaSmussen, resulted
in many conversions.
District Missionary Steinhoff is car
ing for this church and the one at
Sauk Center temporarily until a pastor
can be secured.
The work of securing the $5,000 extra
thank offering for state mission work
is going forward and will be pushed
vigorously to completion by the com
mittee. Already $3,000 has been sub
Found Numerous Old Friends Among
Men in tho Woods Out West, Who
Had Formerly Mot Him in His Work
in the Northern Minnesota Camps.
"The Lumberjack" is the title of a
new semi-monthly paper which has put
in, an appearauee the past week, and
which it. to be published in the inter
ests of the work of the Minnesota
Logging Camp mission, superintended
by Rev. Frank .E. Higgins, the sky
pilot of the Lumberjack. Rev.
Thomas D. Whittles is editor.
In the first issue "Pilot" Higgins
contributes an article on his work,, since
last spring, in tMrWQods of Washington
state, for the^fpt time. He tells of
the immense forests, witk) giant trees
towering 1004$ 200 feet, atfdfchen says
Everywhere, I found the open door
for the rf3hm##an worker. |The men
were gladpa Mar the gospel and proved
this in va*i$f6 wayfc*. in^ne town
where no religious "pfg^izJalfQn is at
work, I held services in a qance hall
and seventy-five persons w^re present,
sixty of whom were loggers. Alter the
service two lumberjacks &am'e and
said: 'Hello/ pilot, don't you know
us? We're a cotf^lcof your Minnesota
boys. Don't you "remember preaching
in the Clearwater
Chances a Fellow Has if He'll Take
Then}?" Well, we broke away from
the gang and' caihe out
our money, ?rafl -we-.axe1
th one who
rustled the c&ojpifi,fox you tonight.'
"On another occasipn I Was tp speak
in the open air, when an/old Minnesota
campman brought a pitcher of lemon
ade and placed it by my side. After
the meeting, he invited me to his home
and wanted me'"to make i mine while
I labored in that place. Such kind
ness from the men who had beeu my
boys in the north star pineries did
much to make my jwork in Washington
a pleasure.
"The campmen of Washington gave
me every courtesy, and hoped the
churches would make an effort to give
'hem the needed services and they
romise to see that their part is well
lone. The loggers are willing, the corn
names encourage the work, the field is
open for the church to enter.-"
sent to Mrs. Alden. During the month
there were fifty 'Calls made on the sick
and shutins, 27 garments given away, 2
pairs of shoes, 20 boxes of food, 2 bags
of fruit, and a, bottle of grape nuice
were passed on to make others happy.
One dollar was sent to New York for
international .duet, and $10 given to-,
ward the fund being-raised to secure
a home for a worthy woman in the Old
Ladies' home. Nine magazines were
given to brighten the hours of the siek.
The branch will
ery table at the
hom,e stat bazaar tcook- be
held Nov. 26 and Nov. 27, to raise
funds for the Christmas work. The
Crawford-branch will have an associate
membership, the du of which will be
$1 a year, to be used to help the branch
The Thanksgiving work, of the branch
will be to furnish-the pies for the Lit
tle Sisters of the Poor and three din
ners to deserving women, and as much
else as each individual member
could do
Miss Addie Thompson was appointed
to represent the branch at the meeting
arranged by the officers of the Asso
ciated Charities every Thursday. The
next meeting will be held with Mrs.
Charles Blackburn, 419*Eighth avenue
SE, tho first Monday in December. All
friends of Sunshiners are cordially in
vited to the meeting.
Whitney Bry. nt, tho youngj has evi
dently grasped the true Sunshine spirit,
for he walked inrteatf of riding and
sent the twenty-five cents car fare to
help some one else.
Miss Rose Vfr. Eekles of Eagerly. N.
D., writes that sl^o is sending Sunshine
a package of clothing to pass on to
others. Miss Eekles also writes in
warm appreciation of the"work.
Other contributions of clothing came
from Mmes. Green, Cone and Plank.
The little girls who were inspired by
the "nod work Ruth Davidson and her
branch were dbing for a little crippled
girl of Minneapolis' visited the little
girl last week, taking her fruitr and a
pretty gift. I would be difficult to
state who were the happiest, the little
Sunshiners or the sick child.
The Gomd'branch is one of the new
est branches'" and it is' evidently be
ginning the work with enthusiasm. The
Meeting WiU Be in Connection With
American Federation of Labor Ses
sion and Speaker Will Be Introdued
by John Mitchell, Famous Labor
Leader. One of the most significant meetings
in connection with the session of the
American Federation of Labor, to be
gin here Monday, will' be at the
Auditorium Sunday afternoon, Nov. 18,
under the auspices of the Department
of church and labor of the Presbyter
ian church. This meeting will be ad
dressed by Eev Charles Stelzle, super
intendent of the department, who will
speak on "Labor's Champion,"and will
be introduced by John Mitchell, presi
dent of the United Mine Workers of
America. The meeting has practically
been made an official part of the feder
ation program.
Mr. Stelzle while superintendent of
the .new department of church and
labor of the Presbyterian General as
sembly, is also a member of the Inter
national Association of Machinists,
which gives him access to the labor
unions of the country, and he will prob
ably be received by the federation as
a fraternal delegate. Last November,
by invitation of the executive council,
Mr. Stelzle addressed the delegates of
the federation in Pittsburg and was
enthusiastically received. At the close
of his address the federation adopted
unanimously a resolution indorsing the
action of the Presbyterian church in
establishing its department of church
and labor, and recommending that
central labor bodies co-operate with the
department and with its subcommittees
in order that the church and the public
at laige might have a more intelligent
conception of the conditions and aspira
tions of the nation's toilers.
In his work, Mr. Stelzle has become
acquainted with practically every labor
leader of prominence in the country,
and his efforts have received the
heartiest support.
Mr. Stelzle is well known in Minne
apolis. For several years he was
superintendent of Hope chapel, then
as now connected with _, Westminster
Presbyterian church. Since leaving
Minneapolis, his work has enlarged, un
til now at the head of a great depart
ment of one of the leading denomina
tions of the country, it is^,of the great
est significance.
Besides speaking at the Auditorium,
Mr. Stelzle has arranged for the fol
lowing meetings:
Sunday, Nov. 11, mornmg, Bethle
hem Presbyterian church evening,
Oliver Presbyterian church. Sunday,
Nov. 18, morning, Westminster Presby
terian church ^evening, Shiloh Presby
terian church.
Dr. W. H. Jordan, will preach at the First
E church the first of a double series of ser
aidns of unusual interest The Morning sermons
will be on the general theme of "Questions of
?hWstia Condurj:," as follows Nov. |J, "Catds
and Dancing", Nov. 18, "The Theater''',, Nor. 23.
"The Tongue Unbridled", Dec 2, "Neglected
Means of Grace" The evening sermons will
he on "Things That Help or Hinder," as fol
iows. "Nov. 11, "MY Friends" Nov. 18, "Mr
^ool^s" Nov 25, "Jly Ambitions" Dec 2,
"My Maniage", Dec. 9, "My Religion Dr.
Jordan proposes to discuss these topics can
ijidly and with calm and catholic spirit
Dr Cool at the Linden HiUs church will re
sume the historic study of the construction of
the Bible in the fourth address of the series
this evening. "The Judges of Israel, or the
Failure of the Attempted Republic," will be
taken up.
John Martussen, a minister of the Society of
Friends from Denmark, will preach at their
meeting .house at 10 80 a m. today.
At Plymouth church this evening Dr. H. L.
Hallock will give a second address on immi
gration, his subject being "The InaSiIgrant Our
Special Opportunity."
Mrs Howard wUl close her series of revival
meetings at St. James' African M. E. church
this week
Evangelist J. A McVeigh wUl hereafter assist
Superintendent M. Stocking at the
City mission on Saturday evenings.
ood of month inchided
a mother with a
siek daughter, who were living in one
room in most destitute circumstances.
The daughter has now been placed in
the hospital and the mother nas been
provided with work. She will be movea
mto more comfortable quarters and the
branch will look after her. Gladys
Jacobson has been appointed superin
tendent of the Sunshine Temperance!
work. Mary Elwel* gave a dinner
and reception for the retiring secre
tary, Marion Patterson.
The members of the Coreopsis branch
and a number of their friends met at
the Jean Martin Home Nov. 6. A
pleasant day was passed and everypne
present was more than repaid by the
opportunity afforded for a deeper in
fcight into the good work the state is
doing for the 'orphans. Twelve gar
ments and twenty-five bibs were made
for the home.
Report for Sunshine work for the
month included thirty-two calls, three
letters of good cheer written and ono
card sent out. Money, food and Cloth
ing were also given to needy families.
Onej crippled girl was* made happy by a
sewing machine which had been do
nated^ Some of ihe members aided
the Sunshine service at the county
farm. Work for the hospital patients
will be tatken up at the next meeting.
Gin ye find a heart that's weary.
And that needs a brlther's hand,
Dinna thou turn from It, dearie.
Thou maun help thy fellow man.
Thou, too, hast a hidden heartache,
Sacred from all mortal keu.
And because of thine own grief's sake.
Thou maun feel for ither men.
In this world o' seesaw, dearie,
(Jriet goes up and Joy comes dawn,
Biows that catch the sunshine cheerle
May tomorrow wear a frown.
Bleak December, dull and dreary,
follows on the heels of May,
Give thy trust unstinted, dearie,
.s Thou may'st need a friend some day.
Chicago Tribune.
The'bartender motioned him away.
I can't sell you any liquor. You've
already had too much.'',
"Can't, hey!" thickly articulated
the-newcomer. ,"I guesh you can!
I'm member o' th' poison squad.
Gen'1'men, come,up,
,?Name y'^ poi-
son!" $-
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"Balph Connor," Who Will Speak at Church
The 70,000,000 Lutherans thruout the world
are- at this time of the year celebrating their
Reformation and Luther festivals. Nov. 10 is
the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther. This Sun
day evening the AUgustana Lutheran church,
coiner of Seventh street and Eleventh avenue
S, will in a special manner observe the 423d
birthday of the hero of the Reformation. Rerv.
O. 3. Petri will deliver an address on "The
Place apd Influence of Martin Luther fn the
Christian Church." At this eervlcfe the con
gregation will make an offering for the Church
Extension society of the Augustana Synod.
Thursday, Nov. 22, the congregation will cele
biatu the tenth anniversary of the parish dea
conesses' work. During the day the Women's
society will hold a reception for the public in
the Deaconess' home, the Mission cottage, 1100
Eighth street S. A mission meeting will be
held in the cottage at 3 m. and at 7 45 p.m.
the anniversary festival will be held in the
church. The pastor will read the annual re
-port of the deaconess' work of the past year
and addresses will be made on "The Inner
Mission Work of the Lutheran Church."
Various Bibles have brought their message to
the world. The Bible of Nature as well as the
Bible of Revelation tells all jnen of God. A
chapter from 4he Bible of Nature wUl be read
at the Hennepin Avenue Church Sunday evenr
ing, when Dr. Fayette Thompson- begins an
appropriate series of seasonable sermons on the
general topic, ^'Voices of the 'Autumn per
cial musical numbeis by the Hennepin Avenue
Dr. W. B. Riley of the First Baptist church,
having returned from Brantford, Ont, wiU be
in his pulpit morning and evening today. At
night he wiU speak on "The Devil and Death,"
beginning a series of special meetings which
will last for two or three weeks.' Rev. ifr 0.
Martinr the noted evangelist singer, joins him
on Monday and wUl direct the large chorus and
render the sojos during the days of the evau
gelist campaign. The meetings will be held
in the main auditorium.
The members of the First E. church, greatly
surprised their pastoi. Dr. W. H. Jordan, last
Staurday by presenting him with a valuable
carriage horse.
Dr. W. H. Nugent of Chicago, IU., wiU
preach in the Fifth Avenue Congregational
church* corner Fifth avenue S and Tbh.tysecond
street,, morning and jsvening^
At the .Trinity Baptist church today Dr,
George of Hamline will occupy the
pulpit morning and evening. Dr. Crandall has
gone to Albert Lea to preach the sermon at the
dedication of the new Baptist church, one of
the handsomest churches in the state outside of
the twin cities. Next week Dr Crandall goes
to St. Lquis to deliver an address before the
Baptist cbngress, which meets in that city.
Beginning today, W. Edgar Woodruff of
Immanuel Baptist church wiU deliver a series
of "Plain Talks to Individuals," as follows.
Sunday evening, Nov. 11, "To the Man Who
Toils, Whether with Biain or Brawn." Sun
day evening, Nov. 18, "To the Man- of the
Road, Whether Trainman or Salesman." Sun
dav evening, Nov. 25, "To the Young Woman
Who Earns a Livelihood" Sunday evening,
Dec. 2, "To the Boys and Girls in High School
Dr. J. S. Montgomery i* announced to speak
at the Fowler church, Franklin and Du
pont avenues, this morning oii "The"Undying
"Words The choir will render "O Hotv Amla-
ble," by Bainaby, and Miss Olson will sing
the offertory, "Ave Maria," by Gounod At
7.43 p.m. Dr. Montgomery Till give an address
on "The People We Know' and Wish We
Didn't." The music for the evening will be
"O Love of God," by Speaks, and "God So
Loved the World." by Foster. A cordial wel
come given to the public.
Rev Edwin Sidney Williams, a former pastor
of the Park Avenue Congregational church,
will preach In that church Sunday morning In
the evening the pastor, Dr. G. S Rollins, wUl
begin a series of sermons on "The Holy City."
Subject, "The City of God Is from Heaven
Oliver Perry Wiggins, Scout and
Indian Fighter, Strisken
with Paralysis.
Denver, Nov. 10.Oliver Perry Wig
gins, pioneer scout, veteran of the Mex
ican, civil and Indian wars, intimate
friend and associate of "Kit" Carson,
weather prognosticator and pioneer cit
izen of Denver, is hovering between
life and death at the home of his niece,
Mrs. Howard Stiles, No. 2515 Lafayette
street, and may pass over the great di
vide at any time.
The old plainsman suffered'a stroke
of paralysis. He was on his way home.
Just as he alighted from a car at La
fayette BtreetJie fell to the ground as
if dead. He was picked up by friends
and taken to his niece's home* His
left side is useless'. The condition of
the onpe hardy old scout, altho he has
fomvscore and five years, has
een His old friends do not
expect to see him leave his bed hgain.
Everybody in Denver knows Mr. Wig
gins personally or by reputation. For
years he has been a weather oracle.
His long life on the plains and with
Indians gave him a/ra re power for
prognostication. By atmospheric signs
he could tell almost to a certainty
what the weather conditions* would be,
and he was accurate in his foresight.
He became known to the people of
Denver as a weather prognosticator
and there are those who not "btdieve'in
his predictions as strongly as they do
in those of the government forecaster.
Kr. Wiggins^ life has been- full ot
adventure and stirring "events. has
been a familiar figure about Denver for
nearly half a century. With an
honored career as a soldier^ and de
fender of the nation's flag, he has lived
"a useful life as a citizen and man. In
fact, he has been a part of the growth
*f the city from a straggling eamp
back to the late '50s.
He is the last of the famous group
of "dldtimers,*' the only surviving in
timate friend of daring "Kit" Carson
and other noted men who fought In-
Will Also Preach in EveningBan
quet to Be Given Dr. Gordon \&
Balph Connor Club at Dayton's Tea
Booms Monday Evening. ^-m
The dedication of Grace Presbyterian
church will take place today. There
will be three services in the church to
day, at 10:30 a.m., at 3 p.m. and at
8 p.m. The formal dedication will take
place at the afternoon service, which
time a special program will be carried
The afternoon service will open with
a selection by a quartet. Bev. T.
McCrossan of Bethany church will rea4
a scripture lesson. Prayer will be offered
by Rev. John A. Bushnell of West
minster church. After the sins ine of &j
hymn, the dedicatory sermon will then
be delivered by Eev. Charles W. Gor
don, D.D., better known in literary cir
cles as "Ralph Connor." The congrega
tion considers it a great treat to be
able to liave Dr. Gordon with them. The
parishioners are his special admirers
and their number includes the member
ship of a thriving "Ralph Connor*'
Following the sermon by Dr. Gordon
will be a prayer by Rev. R, A. Vander
Las of Stewart Memorial Presbyterian
church. After singing another hymn-and
the making of announcements, will come
the final address of the afternoon serv
ive, by Rev. Willis G. Craig, D.D.,
LL.D., of Chicago.
Dr. Gordon will not preach at the
morning service, but will assist with the
reading of scripture. Rev. Willis G.
Craig will preach. In the evening an
opportunity will be again given to lis
ten to Dr. Gordon in the delivery of'a
The Ralph Connor club of Graee
church will give a banquet to "Ralph
Connor" at Davton's tea rooms Mon
day evening at 7 'clock. Following the
banquet Dr. Gordon will leave for In
& I
New Merriam Park Church. j% I
The congregation of Olivet Congrega-^
tional church, Merriam Park, at a social
meeting last evening, decided to erect
a new church and committees will at
once begin the prelimiuary work. A.
J. Nason, chairman of a committee book
ing into the advisability of erecting a
new church, leported in favor of build
ing a new edifice to cost not less than
$20,000, of brick or ftone. The church
owns lots adjoining the present edifice at
Rondo street and Prior avenue,
also at Iglehart and Dewey, the latter
site being preferable for the new
church, being away from the noise or
the streetcars.
Dr. Fowler will speak on "Phillips Brook-,
the Christian Humanist," before the Baptist
ministers of the twin cities Mondaj. morning in
the Central Baptist church
The Union City mission, of which T. B.
Hughes is president and C. M. Stocking is su
perintendent, wUl hold Jts eleventh annual
meeting on Tuesday evening at Dayton'^ tea
rooms. The members of the Association of Min
isters and invited guests will partake of an
informal luncheon at 6-30, the business meeting
following immediately thereafter.
Rev Herbert B. Wise, the pastor elect of tho
Central Baptist church, is expected to arrive
with his family pn Wednesday, Nov. 14, and at
once assume tho duties of his new field of labor.
He will be present and conduct the midweek
service on Thursday evening
Cheap Bates Southwest.
Chicago News,
Nov. 20th the Eock Island will sell
low one-way and round trip tickets to
Galveston, San' Antonio, Houston, Dal
las, Fort Worth, Brownsville and- points
in Arkansas. Kansas, Oklahoma and
Texas. For information apply to A L.
Steece, City Passenger Agent, 322 j&j
Nicollet av, Minneapolis, Minn.
Winter Tourist Bates.
Chicago to Florida and Cuba via the
Big Four route* through Cincinnati and
Chattanooga leave Chicago 11:30 p.m.,
arrive Jacksonville, 8,:50 a.m. Fastest
service to the south. Inquire of I: P.
Spining, General Northern Agent, 238
Clark street, Chicago.
dians in this wild west of adventure.-?
For ten years or more his tall and
angular figure was a familiar one on
the streets of Denver, which he walked $ $
as a patrolman and later as sergeant
of police. Still later this hardy man
was conspicuous at the postoffice asva
special guardian of the peace, first for
the city and then foT the United States
government, which made him a deputy
in 1901 to watch the postoffice alone.
The ways of politics were as peculiar I
and the bosses were as exacting then
as now. Wolcott was in the political
saddle then and Henry Brady was one
of his lieutenants. For some reasflh
Wiggins lost favor with the powers
that had the control and distribution
of offices, large and small. Patrick
Beidy, one of Brady's political friends,
therefore superseded Mr. Wiggins. The
latter subsequently was given a bailiff
ship at the courthouse, and there he
has been Since.
Mr. Wiggins was born in Canada,
July 22, 1821, but the weight of his
years has rested lightly upon hinL.
early life he was a hunter and trapper
of game on the Canadian border. A
few years later he drifted west and
drove cattle and freight trains over the
old Santa Fe trail. "Kit" Carao8
liked him, and the next ciozen years of
his life were spent as, one of the reck
less rangers that made up Carson's
famous band, which trapped game,
chased and killed Indians and fought
the redskins wherever they halted.
Then the Mexican war broke out.
Young Wiggins entered the government
service as a scout and went to the
front. There he fought the Mexicans
with the same persistency, stubborn
ness and success as he had the Indians.
It was at the close of the Mexican
conflict that he came to Denver,
bringing, his family with him. 'He T
came a guide and scout in Colorado
until the civil strife began. He went
into the struggle early ana bore arms
for the nnion. Q3
After the war he returned to Denw.
Civilization had already et in there,
nnd the strenuous life -of the Man b
gan to wane. He^ ,took *o jqtti#$er n^l
more peaceful pursuits. '"'_
HykerSuppose some man waf Wi
will you $100,000, what would tag i
first thing you would dot
PykerGive a smart lawyer half
it to prove that the man'^wasn't alp
unsound mind when he made his wHUj

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