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CIIICACO S PIONEER COLLECE
rJoUble DsTslspmsnt sf ths Isrthwsiteri
Uiifenitj in Half a Century.
NAUGURATION OF THE NEW TRESIDENT
Hhat the tnlmnltr I Do In. a
Behalf of Higher F.Hucalloe
Instructive story of a Pro
Tor th seventh time In its history of
half a century the Northwestern university
of Chicago Is about to Install a president
la offlre. Since the resignation of Dr.
Henry Wade Roger. In 1R99 the affairs of
the university were managed by a tem
porary president while the trustees can
tassed the country for a man possessing
the. necessary buslnesa tact and educa
tional qualification! for tha responsible
position. After two years of earnest con
sideration tha trustees last January chose
Prof. Edmund J. James at that time a
member of the faculty of Chicago univer
sity. The exercises of Inaugurating the
new president will begin Sunday next, Oc
tober 19, and continue throughout the fol
lowing Monday and Tuesday.
President James Is one of the youngest
educators chosen to direct the affairs ff tho
university. A native of Illinois. Jusf past
4T, be has achieved distinction aa an edu
cator at home and abroad, and enjoys In
the meridian of life the unique honor of
being called to the presidency of his alma
The Institution which President James
will direct was the first university estab
lished In the vicinity of Chicago. Fifty-
one years ago, when the Northwestern was
chartered by the legislature of Illinois
there was but one college, a state institu
tion. In the whole state, and beyond '1111
nols there was no school of greater pre
tensions than the primitive high schools
of the '50s. The absence of facilities for a
college education in or about Chicago
prompted a number of far-sighted citizens
to lay the foundation of what has become
one of the great educational institutions
of the central west. Although conducted
tinder the auspice of the Methodist Epls-
copal church, theology forms the lesser
part of the curriculum. The purpose of i
the founders to make the Institution a unl- i
verslty in fact aa well as In name haa been
followed to this day, and Its ifulflllment Is
shown In the establishment of fine profes
sional schools during the first half century
of it. existence. The medical school be
came a department of the university In
18S9. the law school In 1873. the school of
pharmacy In 1887, the dental school In 1883
and the school of music In 1895.
Location and Surroundings,
The Northwestern is located in Evanston,
town named after John Evans, one of the
founders of the university. Building and
grounds occupy a delightful . spot on the
shore of Lake Michigan, two miles north of
the city limits of Chicago. Nature has done
much for the campua ot Northwestern. Ex
tending for three-fourths of a mile along
the take, covered for the greater part with
a dense growth ot Vligiu oak irea, mui
raised Just far enough above tha water to
give good drainage and an unobstructed
view. It haa become famous for its beauty.
When the university was founded Evans
- ton did not yet exist as a village. But the
advantages of tho natural situation, the
attraction, offered by the college and the
Influence exerted by collegiate work, has
drawn about the campu. a population ot
20,000 people of exceptional culture and re
finement. By an amendment to the uni
versity chsrter. approved In February.; 1855,
no intoxicating liquor can legally be sold aa
a beverage within a limit of four miles from
tho campus. This provision of the charter
ha. been so rigidly enforced that the open
aale of liquor baa been unknown in the his
tory of Evanston, while its Illicit aale has
been continually and severely repressed.
How the BnlldlnaiB Are Orosped.
As one enters the campua from the south
west the first building to appear Is Uni
versity hall, a capacious structure of chaste
architecture, erected In 1868. Here are to
be found the offices of the president and
registrar and the class room, used by the
department, of Latin, Greek, mathematics,
history, English literature, English lan
guage, French, botany, geology and toology.
A few rods to the southeaat atanda Fayer
weather hall, a modern building, occupying
a ground space of 13,600 square feet and
devoted entirely to the use. of the depart
ment, of chemistry, phy.lc. and mineralogy.
. Immediately in the rear of Fayerweather
hall and In direct connection with It la a
power house, where a fine modern equip
ment of gaa engine, dynamos, etc., provides
power for varloua physical experiments, for
technical work and for lighting the campu.
and the college building.
Directly east of Fayerweather hall Is Fisk
hall, a pretentious building, erected In 1808
and devoted to the uses of the academy of
Still east ot Fisk hall and on the very
verge of the lake atanda a building pecu
llarly related to the university and one that
la representative of a hletory of whlcn
Northwestern' on and daughter ara
Justly proud. In 187 the federal govern
ment established hero a regulsr life saving
station. The site waa provided by the
university trustees on th condition that,
ao far as suitable men might be found
the crew, below the captain, ahould be
elected from the students. Tho building
was erected in 1877 and waa removed to
It. present site, nearer th lake. In 1898.
From th day of it foundation to the pres
ent, th career of the Evanston life aaving
crew, as It I. technically known, haa been
of responsibility so essential in
developing a young man's con,
fidence in himself, is most easily
created by the possession of
a life insurance policy in the
greatest company in the world.
44 1 am insured in 'The Mutual
Life Insurance Company of
New York. he savs. "and have
equal rights with all other
policy-holders in assets
amounting to over
When one has youth, health,
' ambition that is the time to
incurs TKr TOSt of life inSUN
ance moves up with each ye l
added to your life.
Writ, hf "Wim Skall I I
Tmi Mutual LirE Insuranc
Company or New York
jcaao A, McCvaov, hrt
Dra htalaos. la- Omaha. Rob.
w a r-..tl. 3 Vr hrv W. B OHn, Jr,
Joaeph Trli k, fc J Trie, ails E. L Ry
i.oMs, SiMtcai agent.
Toys for the Holidays
,.., ' awir three months of
readv .h" "'na- chrl,"nM toys are al-
ere.for A" ,UD1IEr ,on tne
. novemeB nave neen
Stock retailer Is laying In his
., ' Z nanta ciaue has been
" 'k .n Vr"ly tbln" ,Bt'",",
i- . w. B f th Chlld " we" M
o amuse him. Hence athletic games are In
the major ,y.
1011 will be able to buy a complete gym-
child hi. ;e.r nc.ud.n.0r.veA,Uh.'n. .b t
iiu mis year, including everything that
goes to m.k u tD- pmphm,m of muBrIe
development. There .re patent reversible
Th... . ...
There are patent reversible
wall sets, the weights of which are dumb-
Dens and may be detached and used sep-
There are punching bags that may b. used
either on a bracket or on a fioor-and-cell-
ing rope. There are parallel bars that may
I'uiiTtrien mio vaulting borses. There Is
even a punching bBg and toot ball combina
tion. Most of th leading noveltlea this year
are Intended to furnish amusement for the
elders as well as the youngsters. So, while
a child will undoubtedly be fascinated with
some of the games planned on the order of
billlarda and pool, so also will be the older
members of the family, for some skill la
required to manipulate many of the gamea.
One of theae games has .ven attained to
the dignity of composition balls and chalked '
cues for shoot Inr them Intn the nork.t. at
the corners of the table. The game la dif-
ferent from that which is played In public
halls, however. The balls are placed dif-
The retort Is of all verbal coina the
quickest to get into circulation and the
readiest to pass from one hand to another,
prtn. .ii nin. it i. atan the oldest,
relates the Rochester (N. T.) Foot-Express.
In our English tongue we have legends of
the repartee of king and courtier for well-
nigh 1,000 yeara. The pun, which is often
a species of retort, goes as far back as our
language. To play on words, often In a
very personal manner, is the simplest form
of retort. Old Thoma. Fuller made a witty
aa well aa a true epitaph for himself when
he bade them write on hi tombstone two
words only. "Fuller'. Earth." But Fuller
"WIU , A- unci m u - a. aov
himself got caught sometime.. Th nam
"Sparrowhawk." In which one of hi. friend.
,.,. ,i ... too t.mntm to the habitual
punster, and so he asked the unfortunate
man who was afflicted with it what waa
the illfferpnce hetween a SDarrowhawk and
an owl. The answer which he got waa: "An
owi is rawer in mo ueau auu tuner iu ijii
face and fuller all over," which was prob-
bly more fuller than Fuller bargained for.
Dunning. the famous wit and lawyer, was
badgering a witness on one occasion and
persisted in asking him If Ua did not live
in the verge of the court." He was prob
ably a poor debtor, who In the then condl-
tlon ot the English law did thi. to avoid
hi. creditor.. The witness waa forced to
dmlt that he did. "And. pray. lr." Bald
Dunning, "for what reason did you take up
your residence In that placeT" To avoid th
rascally Impertinence ot dunning," answered
The perplexities of our English tongue
gave a chance for a fusllado of retort in
The Judge was fond of Indulging himself
occasionally In a Jok at th expena of mont ne Scribes a dinner party at Horace his hand to his ear. "Would your lord
Counsellor B., a practicing, lawyer in the w.ipoi.,. Charlea Jamea Fox waa one of Bhlp speak a little more loudly? There Is
.am court, with whom he was very lntl- the guests, and at the last moment Chares such an echo in the court that I cannot hear
mate and for whom he had a high regard.
On a certain occasion when pleading a
case at the bar Mr. B. oDservea inav no
would conclude his remarka on the follow-
Ing day unless the court would consent to
set - isie enouga tur u.u. .
that evening. "Bit. air. said tne juage.
not set; hen set. I tand corrected.
sir." said th counsellor, bowing. Not long
aiter. wnue g.v.ng L ,'.,,."..
remarked that under uch circumstances
an action would not "lay. u. may "
please your honor," ay th counsellor,
not lay; bens lay."
A debate once took place among tho
members of the court of another state aa
to how lone they would set to dispose of the
business before them. Three weeae ai
last wer. determined on. "Why. In th
nam of wonder," Inquired a wag ai me nurr.u: snouiea a cnoruB oi irienaa. quelltlon whereln the)r religions really dif
bar, "do they not aet four weeka Uk raising their glasses, "her' long llf to fered, the Quaker replied: "The difference
other geese!" ou oW m"'" is the same aa between thy hat and mine;
Th verbal retort la not th excluslv
property of the learned wits ot the law.
The humble schoolboy may try his hand
at It. "Are you In pain, my little man?"
the benevolent unci asked his nephew,
squirming after a too generous meal. "No.
uncle, the pain ID me.
Historic retort almost invariably lllus-
tret th quickness which 1 essential to
most brilliant. The official reooras snow
that 1n skillful manipulation, watchfulnesa.
tYue heroism and actual re.ults In the sav
ing of human life, this crew has naa no
superior In th entire federal life saving
nirartlv north of Fisk hall Btana wnei
is now known aa Old college. Thla Is th
building In which th ulverslty waa bora.
It was erected In 1855 on a sit two blocks
south of the present campu. Within U
wall many men and women .inc lamoua
In the annals ot Illinois rwmwi mow
scholastic training. With the growth of the
university the college work waa transferred
to newer buildings, and for many years the
structure was used for the preparatory
West and north from Old college is tne
Annl May Swift hall, one of th most
attractive building, on the campua. This
Is the hom of th Cumnock School ot
Several rods north and aat or anm
May Swift hall standa Heck hall, now
used aa a dormitory for the young men
studying In Garrett Biblical Institute and
tor many college and academy etudents
who purpose entering the ministry or oiner
religious work. Heck hall waa erected in
1867, and waa for twenty yearB ino boi
hom of th institute.
North of Heck hall stands Memorial nan.
the present home of Garrett Biblical
tltut. Th Insmuie naa us " wn
stocked library, and eommanda the arvlcs
of a trong corps of professor.
Trsisr la Library.
Just northwest of Memorial hall atanda
tho Orrlngton Lunt library, a monument
to th memory f th lata Orrlngton Lunt,
on of th founder of th university and
long president of Its board of trustees.
This building waa erected la 1894 at a
coat of about 1100.000 and la regarded aa
a model of modern library architecture.
Within It heavy walla 1 found a care
rullv selected library of 46.000 volumes.
The collectloB I unusually free from the
"learned lumber" often found In college
libraries, and la Increased annually by tha
addition of several hundred volume, se
lected by the heads of the various depart
TITE OMATIA DAILY BF,E: SUNDAY, OCTOnEH 12, 1002.
ferently on the table and the counting U
not the asm.
There are geographical punles which tske
In our new over-sea possessions, teaching
the names of cities and town, therein. There
re maps won n, wnen pieced logeiner, lorm
which are easily pieced together, so that
th. child will need to have at least a .mat-
lPrln f topography of these countries
before he will be able to.conslruct the mapa
Games generslly are In demand, and Judg-
'l V 'hat e "ne
placed ordera for 100,000 sets of ping-pong
or ub)e MB, ,nt , to h) the
rt iuic iruuia, I M fa i gaiiir 1 a i j i'v- tuc
..l.. ia. innn.i inn .ki. .in,..
ular Indoor Innovation this winter. Another
dealer whose orders are nearly as Urge as
those of the dealer Just mentioned says
that there haa been no falling off In the
popularity of the game, and that It will be
i even greater vogue this winter than It
was last year
Freak toy. are not to be In vogue this
-i.,,., -rt, .t. mnA .-a in .he
hands of faair. and will be obtainable only
on the aidewalka. The leading novelty in
this line is a rubber case, which, when
Inflated, looks like a monstrous Frank-
furter sausage snd which, when allowed to
leave the hand, fliea swiftly up Into the
air. pursuing a gyrating course.
It loses air as It files, however, and
aoon comes down again near where it was
set off. A curious feature of the sale of
this toy Is that the fakir having It In
ihirn emnlnvs a corns of assistant to
chase the recalcitrant balloons and bring
them back to him. The crowd that gathera
also loves to chaae the things on Its owa
the success of this species of wit. Jekyll
was a famous at the bar as waa Dunning
for bis brilliant repartee. Hearing that a
verv emntv-headed Derson had gone to
Greece, he quoted at once: "To the Greeka.
foolishness." James Smith. Join author
with his brother Horace of "Rejected Ad-
dresses," being challenged for a motto on
rooks and crowa. reaponded instantly with
the line. "The cause, my soul, the cause."
To Charles Lamb. Henry Crabb Robinson,
lawyer and delighted companion, was speak-
ig of his first brief, when Lamb said to
him, "Did you not exclaim, "Thou first great
c.u.o, least understood r " When Alfred
taUBV. ICB.OV UUUCI BlUW t v v U u niw
Tennyson appeared in th. Oxford theater to
receiv hla D. C. L. degree hi. disheveled
w... a n nu..ni ...t. rovui
u'r uu f
the undergraduates into greeting him with
the Inquiry. "Did your mother call you
pi .u Bpi aifr.A Ha.rf Rvrinev
Smith perhaps despised pet dogs aa heartily
ts do some of ua ana tbis may nave given
the .tins- to bis answer to the lady who
begged from hla a motto for her poodle
"Spot." "Out, damned 8pot!" was his sug-
.estlon. but It was no doubt too near the
truth to be adopted,
One of the keenest of Journalists and
wit., MoriU Gottlelb Sapher. had the better
of the irate stranger agalnBt whom he ran
by accident at the corner of a Btreet In
Munich. "Beast." cried the offended per-
, on, without waiting for an apology,
"Thank you." said tho Journalist, "and
mine la Saphlr.7
Th. battle of words Is aa exhllaratlna aa
lt s harmless when the combatanta keep
alike their brightness and their temper. In
reminiscences of Sir Barrineton Beau-
gAiw.. tho readiest of wits, whose stranaa
weakness was attending executions, Btrollod
,n eVidently in the best of spirits.
..aeorge lookl cheerfu, though he
jugt come from nmnUmr remarke1
Horaoe w.iooio. and Fox said, smlllnalv:
A name,aka o( mlmj w be bln d
n t . were In at
"No. my friend." said Selwyn, "I make a
f freouentln rehearsals."
,h. .mlI .... UnT
A retort which bit aa hard aa this waa
made upon a would-be poet at hla club. "I,"
said be, "have written a great number of
poems, dui j ao not propose to nav mem
published until after my death."
n,. most effective kind of rejoinder Is
that In which your antagonist Is hit hard
by your seeming agreement with him. The
tender mercies ot the wicked are cruel, and
of the witty also. As, for example, when
Voltaire spoke highly of Haller and then
was toia ne was very magnanimous to ao
bo, aa nailer naa spoken in quite a contrary
way of him. "Perhaps," remarked Voltaire
reflectively, and after a pause, "perhaps
ments, with a special view to modern needs.
The library building also bouses a rare
collection ot pottery and other objects of
art gathered by the University guild, an
association of Evanston women Interested
in art and In aesthetic education. These
choice art treasures, of which the famous
Dolton vase and fries are epecimena.. are
open to the Inspection of etudenta dur ng
on afternoon of each week throughout the
college session, thus forming a moat valua
ble object lesson In true artistic values.
i'h library building contains also Assem
bly hall, a fin auditorium, now used for th
college chapel services and aeatlng 600
persona. On ths third floor of this building
are found the class room of th German
The Athletic Flela.
The athletic field, railed 8heppard field l
by the students In honor of Prof. Robert
D. Sbeppard because of hut generous sup
port of athletic, occupies a tract ot ten
acre at the north end of the campua. Thla
field contalna a good foot ball "gridiron."
a base ball diamond, a quarter-mile cinder
track for running, a training bouse, a cov
ered grand stand sesting 1,000 people, and
blsacbera" seating aeveral thousand mor.
This field haa been the acen of some of
the moat exciting contests In brawn be
tween representatives ot what are uncon
ventionally known as "the big nine" uni
versities of th central west.
A few year, ago th university purchased
tho Tremont bouse property in Chicago,
located very near the heart of the buslnesa
dlktrlct. Tb building, formerly one of
the popular hotels of the city, haa been
completely overhauled and fitted for col
lege purpoaea and will hereafter houss the
law, pharmacy and dental schools of th
The Collece Atatoeaaere.
Regarding the rellglou. and moral at
mosphere that prevail, among the stu
dents ai Evanston a writer in one of tha
university publication, says: "Let ua aay
frankly that Northwestern students do not
pose aa aalnta. The biltoua youth ot mon
astic habits, who considers all fun sinful.
U not to be found her. But that th life
Early Offerings of Children's
account, and there Is consequently a great
deal of excitement in the Immediate neigh-
borbood of the balloon seller.
The clssslc building block la to be sold
? V.t? .1., T'.
not the old-fasbloned a ft sirs that have
to be adjusted with long tails, but great
box kites like those used by the United
Stxtea. Weather bureau to which the young
ster may attach Leyden Jara and do some
"PerTmenUng on hi. own account. Malay
.''. . ., " u -om. nf lh.m
kite. re ..so on saW .... of bm seven
leet UlKU. DUl BO CUU7 UHllUlfd IUKI a
' ..... '. e. it. . .v,- t.
top without danger of being pulled from
For the little girla there nre dolls the
mothering instinct la always assertive
rag dolls that will not break. Tha chief
nvelt' thlsMlne tacluae. two doll, in
ne. It I. planned to enable the child to
practto. a little magic to the great sur-
Prtae of her "ends.
for Instance, she shows them a doll
dressed In blue. Placing It behind her
back she brings forth Instantly a black
pickaninny dressed In red. In either caae
she has apparently only one doll,
How does she manage it? Under th.
akirta of the white doll, which haa no legs.
there are the head and bust of the picka-
ninny doll. By catching hold of the head
of thla black doll the skirt. Immediately
tall down over tha white doll's head, the
arms hanging down beyond tho covered
neaa ana maaing m
Varitus Kinds of Retorts
Illustrated by Anecdotes.
we axe both mistaken. '
At the "ordinary," aa the dinner is called
on market days In an English country Inn
probably because It is so much better than
ordinary company of traveling men met
oue oay somewuer. iu .u. uunu .,........
Among the group there waa a drummer
by excess of either wit or understanding,
As Is generally the case with people who
nave nothing to say worth n;lng. he
ulkel to tne eTlirehn dls""t
" luw r "l - v-
w" r7d1.1,.B ,th.! ?,UBJ oou"e'. 11 .7!!
... , , , . . W J
dtecld.e "T6" br"d' m"ch V, ?t
u" of tno irrepressible He attacked It
'l Kreal guHto, remarking, "I m like
o .l.l ih.m k. tho thonn1'"
.. ..' v. 7 7. ,T
"Yes," replied a quiet-looking gentleman
at the end of the table, "and with the same
Tha snub In this Instance was well de
served. This Is what a pitiless retort needs
In order to excuse its apparent rudeness.
A good story is told of the quick-witted
Irish lawyer. Baron O'Qrady. It is told
of others, but the sequel to It Is, I think,
the piuierly of O'Orady.
He was on one occasion trying a case In
country court, outaide the wall, of which
fair w" ,n Proce- Amid the mlscel-
""Je.""" . ot amraai. wr .
D,B " "
commenced to bray loudly. At once the
cb,ef baron ,toPPed the advocate, who at
. u"1"'"" lu
"Walt a moment, Mr. Bushe. I cannot
hear two at once." The court roared and
the advocate flushed. Presently, when ths
Judge came to sum up, another ass struck
in and the bray resounded through the
court. Un lumned Mr. Bushe at once, with
One of the dullest of bis dull race was
the duke of CHrence. afterward , William
IV of England. Lord high admiral, the
Hk". went down to Fortsmoutn to inspect
the naval establishment.
The first person he met was his Jolly old
messmate and friend, Captain Jack Towers.
Prluce to0K nlm lne nana no
laughingly aaid: "Why. Jack, my boy, they
tell me r
you are the greatest blackguard
In all Portsmouth!" "Oh," quoth Towers,
"I hope your royal highness has not corns
down here to deprive mo of my character?"
Penn had been long enough at courtr to
BllIlage , retort hmaelf when he cared to
lndu,ge , wor(, plaT To n)s ,overe,gn.,
mine has no ornaments."
One of the most richly deserved retorts
that I have ever met with was that ot a
Sioux girl at the Hampton Institute ' not
long since. A sily visitor to the school
went up to the magnificent red -skinned
nene ana saia: "Are you civilized 7 The
Bioux raised her head slowly from ber work
she was fashioning a breadboard at ths
moment and replied: "No, are you?"
of the great body of our students la mor
ally sound cannot be doubted for a moment
by a candid anj thorough observer. While
It la true that statistics of churrb mr-m-berrhlp
and religious profession are often
misleading, they have some slgnlficsnce.
The records show that of the 635 students
enroea ln the coU(lge of ,lberBj of
, Northw.ktero untveraUy auring tne ,t
yesr. 71 per cent are church members,
while several more are professing Chris
tians not connected with any church. But
of vastly more significance Is ths relation
of those Christian students to their fel
lows. Anyone familiar with college life
ln general need not be told how full of
meaning I th fact that for aeveral years
past the leaders In foot hall. In base ball.
In Intercollegiate debating and oratory
and In moat of the student orgsnl
sstions at Northwestern have been
student. who were also conspicu
ous for their moral and religious
standing. While there have been a few
every year whoso Influence has not been
morally helpful, these students hsve con
stituted so small a percentage and have
bad such slight Influence aa to be practic
ally Ignored Iu moat of the student organ!
tatlons. Both the men and th women un
dergraduates maintain Christian associa
tlons ln very vigorous life. Each has its
socretary, paid by the association and glv
Ing his or ber entire time to direct per
sonal religious work among the students
These secretaries, being consecrated young
people whose tsstes and ideas are closely
akin to those of the undergraduates, are
enabled to get a personal hold upon the
student that could not be obtained by
older persons. The result of all this is that
we have among th etudents at Northwest
ern a healthy, hearty religious life, scru
pulously careful of the essentials of right
living, but refreshingly free from dog
matism and cant."
During the college year 1901-1 the en
rollment In the different department of
the university was ss follows: College ot
liberal arts, 3S; medical school, 462; la
school. Hi; st bool of pharmacy, 200; den
tal school. Bit; school of music, 216; tboo
logical schools. U7; total, 2,414.
ale of Zion City Laces
i. . ii. i i i as
johk aucxAjrsKB vovrtx.
On Monday We Place on Sale an Assortment of Val and
Point de Paris Laces, made by Dowie,
As Well as Some Allovers.
TOU WILL BE INTERESTED IN EXAMINING THIS PRODUCT, AND UNLESS
WE MISS OUR GUESS YOU WILL BE 8URPRISED AT THE VALUES.
At same time we will place on sal a lot of French and English Point de Paris laces
usually sold at 25c. for I2c per yard. Several other special offerings at ssme
The cut at the bottom!, to call attention to a SENSATIONAL WAIST SALE, to
be held Monday morning, at the hour of 8 on second floor.
EVERT SILK WAIST In our stock goes In this sale something over 100 In all.
Taffeta waleta, color, old rose, pink, corn, lavender, reseda, dark and light blue,
red and black and white peau de sole, same colors.
Not one waist In this entire lot sold for less than five dollars. AND MOST OF
THEM SOLD FOR MORE. Waists whlchsold at 86.50. $7.60. $10, $12. $15. $20 and A
FEW THAT WERE $25.00 TO BE SOLD ON MONDAY MORNING AT $3.95 EACH. If
yon are tardy on Monday, you will be disappointed. REMEMBER, OUR LAST SALE
AND ARISE BETIMES.
NEBRASKA WOMEN'S CLUBS
Wrk of the Stat faderititi at Iti Osltim-
bui luiian Briefly Kavitwad.
CHANGES OF MOMENT IN CONSTITUTION
Working Methods of the Orttaalsatloa
Changed to Give Better Results
and Kew Pinna Laid for
Co rains; Sessions.
The announcement that the eighth an
nual meeting ot the Nebraska Federation
of Women's Clubs, which convened last
week In Columbus, was the largest meet
ing of that organization yet held Is most
gratifying to the club women of the state
and those who have given their effort
during the last year to this end. "One
hundred and eighteen delegatee, represent
ing forty-seven towns and fifty-eight
clubs," was the report of the credentials
committee and In addition to these there
were about 125 visitors. Among these
were Governor Savage, State Superin
tendent of Instruction Fowler, Miss Edna
Bullock, secretary of the State Traveling
Library commission; Charlea A. Robbina of
Lincoln and a number of other men and
women prominent In the state. The In
ability of Mrs. Conde Hamlin of St. Paul,
Minn., vice president of the American
League of Civic Improvement, to attend,
who was to have spoken on "The Eco
nomic Value of Civic Beauty." was a dis
appointment to all and, though E. G.
Routxahn. secretary of the league, was
secured in her place, his address fell far
short of what bad been expected and failed
to atlmulate the Interest In the work
of the new elvln committee tht lt had
been hoped would result from this session.
Proa-rant goffered Some.
The feeling seemed genera? that the
program was hardly up to the standard
of previous years, but this was due to
the absence of ao many of those who had
been engaged to speak rather than any
fault of the program committee. Aa a
matter of fact, the committee deserves
much credit considering the money with
which lt had to work, the expense of the
meeting being only $75, aa compared with
$117.85 for the meeting last year. The
hanges occasioned by the disappointment
in speskers gave one entire day to pro
grams and another entirely to business.
with the result that the women tailed
to get the full benefit of either session
as they would hsd there been a variation.
The mistake of crowding the business to
the last day Is becoming more and more
apparent, for, while this plan admits of
more committee work being done. It also
prevents many of the women from partici
pating In the transaction of the business;
for, coming at the last of the week, aa it
doea, many are compelled to leave In the
morning that they may reach their homes
to meet the week', end demands there.
If the business were set for the second
day this difficulty would be largely over
come. The substitution of the half-hour social
every afternoon for the one formal recep
tion that has previously been given waa
an Innovation that met commendation and
criticism alike. As the facilities of the
average auditorium of the etate are
scarcely adapted to the moving about de
sirable for aocial occasions, not even the
prettily trimmed punch tsbles and the
handsome gowns of the women presiding
could supply the social element that Is
considered essential to the state meeting.
On the other hand, not a few appreciated
being relieved of the baggage that the
reception make necessary and feel that
the permanent elimination of thie function
will tend to encourage the attendance of
women who havs Ideas rather than gowns
to compare with their sisters.
I ondltloa of the Federation.
Reports of officers show ths federation
to be la moat satisfactory condition.
This Is a picture of John Alexander Dowie, born In Kdinborouxh, Scotland,
So years ago. Kemoved with hla parents to Adelaide, tintith Australia, ahen
13 years old. Returned to Fdeoborough v. hen 2fl year old to study for the
ministry. In 1S72 went back to Australia and was called to th pas
torate of the Manly Congregational Church at Sydney later placed in charge
of the Collegiate Church at Newton, near Sydney. Resigned In 1X7 to lake up
Evangelical work. Build a Tabernacle at Melbourne and became a "popular
preacher." Developed Into a Healer and became the head of a great move-,
ment which spread over all Australia and New Zealand. Decided to visit
IOndon, England, and on his way there landed at San Francisco, and finally In
1X90 set up a tent to preach aud heal In, at Went em Sprlugs, a suburb ot
Such In brief I a history of this remarkable man aa taken from The Cen
tury for October. Mention might have been made of the fact that for alt
months or bo he sojourned In Omaha and preached In a basement, we are In
formed on 14th street. Today his followers are numbered by ths .core, et
thousands and they can be found all over the world. Not long ago when he
was being prosecuted (or as his people say, persecuted), in Chicago, nearly
four thousand people arose In his congregation and stsled that they believed
him to be "Elijah the Restorer."
WHETHER LOOKED UPON A3 SIMPLT A CANNV SCOT AN ENTHUSI
AST DIVINE HEALER MESSENGER OF THE COVENANT OR FAKIR
he ha shown marvelous ability aa an organiser. He purchased six thousand
acres of rholcs land on the shore of Lake Mlchigsn, 43 miles from Chicago, and
founded there "The New City of Zion." Brought from Nottingham, England, ex
pert lace makera, and haa established a great laoe industry.
Protected by a duty ot 60 per cent, there would seem to be no good reason
why he ahould not supply the whole United States with lace and within a few
years be reckoned with the mnltl-mllllonaire.
THE WHITE STORE.
During the year seven clubs have with
drawn from the organization and fifteen
new club have come in, which make,
ninety-nine clubs now affiliated, this being
the largest number of paid up clubs ever
In at one time. There are at present only
two clubs In arrears, while fifty-seven have I
paid tbelr duea ln advance for 1903. There
are at present nineteen Nebraska clubs In
the General Federation. .
The reciprocity bureau reported 160 manu
scripts now on hand and twenty-five names
ln the lecture bureau. The library exten
sion committee reported 320 books turned
over to the State Traveling Library com
mission when it commenced work eleven
months ago and $33 ln cash on hand. The
money was voted to be used In the work
of the committee.
The amendment, made to the constitu
tion and bylaws were, upon the whole, satis
factory, even that creating the six new
district vice presidents. A a matter of
tact, few failed to see the advantage of
thla additional working force, their objec
tions being based upon doubt of the federa
tion', ability to meet the additional ex
pense Incurred by these officers attending
board meetings, when the income of the
organization Is already too small. In view
of this limited income there waa severe
criticism of the convention's action ln
voting the small surplus that remained In
the treasury toward paying th expenses
of the retiring officers during their term
and the remainder to the southern kinder
garten project. This plan waa carried by
such a small majority that after calling
for the vote the tbtrd time a division of
the house was called, the motion being
declared In favor of the affirmative.
Pore Food Propaganda.
Th address of Governor Savage on Tues
day evening on the pure food law ot th
stat aroused a general Interest, resulting
at th close of the evening In the passage
of the following resolution:
We. the Nebraska Federation of Women's
Chilis. In convention assembled, do strongly
realise the necessity ot such amending or
the laws nf Nebraska as will Insure her
people pure and unadulterated foods
therefore be lt
Resolved, That a committee be appointed
to formulate plans by the carrying out of
which the various clubs of the slate may
Influence the state lawmakers to so amend
our food laws that we may nave pure
Governor Ssvage urged that the women
come before the legislature this winter In
the effort to secure, not only an enlarge
ment of the pure food law, but an ap
propriation sufficient for Its proper enforce
ment, and promised bis support of their
effort. At a later session ths standing
state committee on household economics
wsa Instructed to devise definite plana tor
securing this amendment.
Aa a result of Wednesdsy evening' ses
sion, which wsa devoted largely to a
presentation ot a Juvenile court law for
Nebraska, with the endorsement of State
Superintendent of Instruction Fowler and
other educators of the state, it was decided
that the federation should use Its Influence
this winter to secure the enact meat of a
law providing for a court for Juvenile
Art Ksnlblt Most Satisfactory.
No department of the federation' work
made a mor Interesting or better showing
than ibe art committee, not only In Its
program, but In the exhibit ln an adjoining
room. Tde widening to the interests and
needs of all ths women waa especially In
evidence, the exhibit for the first time In
cluding subjects within the reach and scope
ot all the clubs. Previously the ceramic
exhibit has been the chief. If not the only,
feature of this collection, but this year
there was work in water colors, oil. Ink
and crayon, each marked as tb work of
professional or amateur, and so, by com
parlson, rendered Interesting and valuable
to all. This asm plan waa employed with
tb china exhibit. There waa also a eollec-
tlon of carbon and other pictures suitable
for school room and like decoration, all
properly framed and hung, whtls a collec
tion of Perry pictures gave suggestions for
those I Die rested In less expensive pictures
ot equal merit. A collection of burned wood
work and another of book relative to art
work waa another feature and lt I safe to
say that by thla exhibit the committee has
accomplished more In extending and stimu
lating Interest In art among the club, gen
erally than by any other mean It has ever
The total recelnta nf tha American Tior.
tlst Missionary union for five months ti
September 1 amount to $85,872.53. Jncreaa
this year $U.932.6.
The Fill Islands mnlrihiihH la.t
$25.0u0 to foreign missions. The first Wee
leyan mlxHtonarles went to these then can
iilbul islands in 1835, facing martyrdom.
Archbishop Kaln of St. Loul ha
changed his request for a coadjutor, nox
aaving ur hii auxiliary Disnop, aesignatln .
nf v. it ,
J. Hartley of St. Louis for the pos.
In the nubile irnrriens of Rnntnn Annn.lt .
the Arlington Street church, of which Re
lllium tilery C'hanning was once pastor
there is to be placed a life-sized statue o
the noted Unitarian divine.
There are fortv lv iuilnr an ar.n..i
Protestant state churches in thn
empire. These churches stand In no oi
ganlzed' or cfnYlal reilati tin vhatAVAP 1
each other, a. id they co-operate ln no worl
There are 131 new rhurrha nnnrt.n i
the Congregational Year Book for 1902. C
mese niiy-one are reported as having thel
beKthning in Sunday schools planted b
the Congregational Sunday School am
Trinity church. New York, ta innn ,
have a linlnue celebration In honor of h,
rector. Dr. Morgan Dlx. whose nftleth an
nlversary of his ordination, fortieth annl
versary of his pastorate and seventy-flftl
anniversary of his birth come mn rlna tn
got her that they will be celebrated on th
A new rellclous cult, known aa the Llvln-
Waters, different in creed and practlc
from any other body of worshipers know
In this country, haa been discovered I
Philadelphia. The members of tha aoclet
believe that a life of celibacy will not on)
Manure heaven to the person who Uvea i
but will also release from hell the souls o
any of that person's relative, who ma
have been condemned.
The stomach it a larger factor In life, .
liberty and the pursuit of happines
than tnoet people are aware. Patriotism
can withstand hunger but not dyspepsia. .
The confirmed dy-
peptic "ii fit for
and spoil." The
man who goes to the
front for hi country
with weak stomach
will be a weak
soldier, and a fault
A sound stomach
makes for good citi
zenship as well as
for health and happi
ness. Diseases of the
stomach and other
organs of diges
tion and nutrition '
trt promptly and
by the use of Dr.
Pierce's Golden Med
ical Discovery. It i
build up the body
with sound flesh and
Aftr I reserved th
advice which you gave n in regard to ny
treatment. writes Geo. Oornrr, Baq., of 191
Pulaski Street, Baltimore. Maryland, I used
your 'Gotdea Medical puoovery aocoMInf to
directions. After using four bottles I eonnidarsd 1
mvself cured, as I hare not felt any symptoms
since. Had tried almost all remedies that I
heard of that were good for dynepia, but with
out relief, Finally, 1 became auLuursged, sad
wrote to you for advice, with the above result.
The dealer who offer a substitute for
the " Discovery " is only seeking to make
the little more profit realized on the sale
of lea meritorious preparations.
Dr. Pierce's Common Sense Medical
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