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TIIE OMAIIA DAILY BEE: MONDAY. DECEMBER 28, 1903
Presidential Campaigns from Wash
ington to Roosevelt." by George Murrey
McCennen, u originally printed in
the New fork Evening Telegram, ss
quasi historical review of our political
development aa exhibited In the election
' of our president. While riot minute in de
tail this rented book form of thie mono
grapher la laatructtv. The essential parts
. of each presidential contest are given la
! a spirit of fairness and much valuable
' historical matter Is contained In this vol
ume Rand, McNally. Co., la th pub
"The Whispering Man," t'y Henry Kltch
ell Wobeter. Is a detective story of the
llherlock Holmes variety. A wellknown
New Tork physician Is found dead In his
office, having been mysteriously mur
dered. Several parties are known to have
seen hint within a, short time of tils
death, snd they as well as his wife snd
eon. and several others ars In turn sus
pected of having committed the crime.
The whispering man. an actor out of
worli, appears at this time to help solve
the mystery. One quickly suspects that
he la the murderer trying to cover his
tracks and so it proves to be. Of course,
there Is a love story Incidentally woven
Into the etory. D. Appeleton Co.. Is the
A number of highly Interesting articles
makes the National one of the prised
msgailnes of the month. The short stories
are of excellent Christmas quality. "At
a Military Tournament" is a special il
lustrated artloe on ths war tactics of
the United States army. There Is the open
ing of a series of charming travel
sketches by Peter MacQueen. who has just
returned from a trip through the African
jangles. Mr. MacQueen has secured in
formation and vivid Illustrations of Mr.
Roosevelt's African hunting grounds.
Some of these illustrations are startling.
almost alarming enough to Intimidate a
less brave msn than President Roosevelt
from courting the terrors and dangers
of African wilds. The first of these ar
tides appears In the December issue
and will continue 1n suceedlng numbers.
In "An English Honeymoon," Annie H.
Wharton, the author, takes two of the
characters from "Italian Days and Ways"
upon a wedding journey through England
The chapters, in the form of letters from
Zelphlne to Margaret, Include Interesting
sojourns In Canterbury, Olastonbury, War
wick, the Lake District, and In many ot
the less . frequented English nooks anil
corners. Published by the J. B. Llpplncott
In "The Angel and the Star," Ralph
Connor has turned hla pen to a portrayal
of the birth of Christ. The reader Is trans
ported back 2,000 years to the ancient city
ot Bethlehem as the chief shepherd Is de
parting on his nightly watch upon ths
plains bulow. It Is an inspiring story. It
reflects ihe spirit of the times, bringing
a vivid realisation of the events ot that
wonderful night. The tale Itself is not
long. Around the story ot the first Christ
mas night, the gifted novelist has woven
his fancy In a pros poem ot sacred imagi
nation. The booklet Is most handsomely
t-aulpped with colored illustrations. The
Fleming H. Revell company Is the pub
lisher. "Kvnngellne." by Henry W. Longfellow,
Is one of our American poems that never
grows old. Each year It is printed in an
attractive glftform by different authors.
The John W. Luce company has reprinted
this ooem ' for the holiday season on a
paper representing very elosely birch
bark, with decorations In keeping, by
Marlon L. Peabody. Ths leaves ar not
sewn into the cover, but laced lu. with, a
small leather thong. The book Is certainly
unusual In appearance, but will be an at
tractive gift book.
A companion volume to ths book ot
"Irish Toasts," la entitled "Scottish
Toasts," compiled by Ivor Ben Mclvor. Th
book is bound In a cover decorated with
a gay gcoteh pltild. and the leaves all have
marginal decorations of bagpipe and
thistles. The contents ar judicious selec
tions of sentiments, toasts and expressions
of good will, friendship and love, and a
few ' good stories, for all occasions. The
H. M. Caldwell company la the publisher.
"The Adopting ot Rosa Marie," by Car
roll Watson Rankin, is a story for girls
written In 1 response to the numerous re
quests for a sequel to her "Dandelion Cot
tage." It la especially concerned with th
fortunes of a little Indian papoose. There
Is humor and lively Incidents enough to
be of great Interest to the very end. Henry
Holt. V Co. Is the publisher.
"The Little Brown Brother" Is a tale of
love and war In tn Philippines at the time
of the lsst Filipino revolt, as told by an
Kngllsh war correspondent, Stanley Portal
HISTORY OF A
ITS SUCCESS DUE TO MERIT
U Growth from tho Start Was
Simply Duo ';o the Tact That
It Wottld Inrarlably
Effect a Cure.
Every Industry has its pioneer ? and
It Is during tbee straggling timet that lla
worth and merit ar tested. Th early his
tory of Chamberlain's Cough Remedy shows
that, except In point of merit, it bad ne
more hop of success than ether similar
preparations, which were started al about
ths sen time, hut were never knew osuid
of their own locality and hav long since
cessed to be gsanufaotared. btep by step
each successive 7 ear a Its uperUrxcUence
become snore widely kneea it has been
gradually gaining In favor. Taken first,
perhaps, on trial by some family, who found
it good, it was recommended by thtm to a
neighbor; they in turn passed It oa to other
friends and lor ever thirty five year its rep
station has in this manner been spreading
until it has reached the utmost corner of
the earth. Science and advanced medical
authority during all this tim have failed to
produce a better remedy for coughs, cold
snd croup, and lousy Chamberlain's Cough
KeoieJy U enjoving ths largest sal of any
similar preparation 00 tb market This
success caa be attributed to bo other cause
than ita sterling worth. No matter how
ouch prooiinesee aa article soay receive
through the medium of advertising, it must
be trustworthy to hold tli confidence of the
public, la thousands of boms this remedy
Is the main reliance of parent la attack of
croup. Not only doe it always give prompt
relief, but it St to pleasant to take that chil
dren like It. and it cooUiu nothing that if
U any wsv injurious.
Hyatt, who was the only correspondent to
reach the front The tale Is so written as
to exhibit the character of the natives,
contrasted with that of th white man,
American or English, and to show the folly
of expecting them to be transformed In a
generation. Th book la dedicated to the
memory of his brother, who fought with
the Vnlted States troops and died In Ma
nila hospital. A special Introduction has
been furnished for the American edition.
Henry Holt Co. Is th publisher.
"Irish Toasts," compiled by Shane Na
Gael, Is a little square vtilume covered
with shamrock paper In sliver and green
and with marginal decorations , of sham
rock wreaths and garlands. It Includes
"Patriotic Toasta and Sentiments," "Ttjasts
and Sentiments to Women," "Love and
Friendship," "Convivial and . Humorous
Toasts" and "Miscellaneous Toasts and
Sentiments." The II. M. Caldwell company
la th publisher.
"In Calvert's Valley," by Margaret P.
Montague, author of "The Bowing ot Al
dersun Cree," has Its scene laid In the
mountalna of West Virginia. It Is the
story of a tragic death in which a man
on a business trip to the mountains be
comes Involved. Th effect ot this entan
glement on his Ufa and how th lives of a
charming woman and" others were en
meshed with his In the tangled web of
Fate Is powerfully told. Th originality of
the plot and the Intensity of the love stois
add to ths Interest. The Baker ft Taj-lot-
company is th publisher.
"Keep Up Tour Courage," is the title of
a very attractive gift bonk, which Is made
up of selections and quotations from many
authors. Miss Ayer'a remarkably wide
reading, rare power ot selection, brave
optimism, and unfailing good taste which
have enabled her to cheer and comfort so
many with her former books, have never
been shown to greater advantage than in
this choice collection of gems ot Inspiring
thought. Th book Is attractively bound'ln
a cover of white with a flag ot deep blue
and lettering In gilt. The Lothrop, Lee &
Bhepard Co. Is the publisher.
Th December number of the American
Boy magaslne Is a Christmas number both
In its decorative cover, in colors and In Its
contents. Th Interesting serials by Hous
ton and Tomlinson are concluded this
month, as is also the Deer Trailers, while
That Dillingham Boy Is continued. Christ
mas, of course, is th theme ot moat ot
the short stories, but the list of short
stories and Interesting articles la too long
to receive detailed mention. A fine illus
trated page of college foot ball teams will
please th athletic boys.
"The April Fool Twins." by Elizabeth
Weetyn Tlmlow, tells of ths "further ad
ventures of Dorothy Dot." Dorothy spends
a year with her grandmother, during tho
absence of her parents, on account of her
mother's health. During this time Dorothy
hns become attached to two dear little
playmates, Agnes and Algle. Because
Dorothy and Algle each have a birthday
on April 1, they style themselves April
fool twins. The story is chiefly or these
three tittle friends, and is a delightful
children's book. E. P. Dutton & Co. Is th
"The Blue Peter," by Morley Roberts,
uthor of "The Promotion of the Admiral,"
The Flying Cloud,"- etc.. la a collection
of flv sea yarns. Lovers of rood sea
yarna will enjoy these stories to the very
end. There Is life snd action In every one.
L. C. Page ft Co. Is the publisher.
All children, who have been Indulged In
bed-time stories, sre eager for more, and
"Th Jlmpy Stories," told by II. Oraca
Parsons will be welcomed by the parents
as well as by the children. These stories
wer Inspired by the Jingles of Mother
Goose and tell in prose the story of Hey
Dlddle-Dlddle, Simple Simon, Little Boy
Blue, Jack and Jill, and their dear com
panions. Of course, these stories get
deeper and go farther back and they bring
out th secret of many mysteries. E. P,
Dutton ft Co. is the publisher.
"Bird Legend and Life," by Margaret
Cotilson Walker, author of "Lady Holly
hock and Her Friends," and "Birds and
Tneir Nestlings," again displays the
author's happy Instinct for the require
ments of the child mind. A wide and sym
pathetic knowledge of nature la combined
with a great amount of Interesting and
educative lore, firm classic and legendary
sources. Th illustrations ar numerous
and comprehensive. Published by the
Baker ft Taylor Company.
"Peter Pumpkin la Wonderland," by Ida
M. Huntington, Illustrated by Mary Isabel
Hunt, Is a book that will certainly appeal
to the universal heart of boyhood and
girlhood, Th author tells seven delight
fully fanciful dream experiences, which ar
charmingly told In seven groups of chap
tera Woven Into the stories which reflect
seven or th year's holiday seasons, ar
a few verses with th swing and lilt that
children love. sympathy with the old
time spirit glows In all these dream tales
th tricksy caprice of Hallowe'en the
grateful bounty of Thanksgiving th jubl
lan- hope of Christmas and of Easter
th profound love of country, burning In
old-time observance ot Washington's birth
day. and of th nation's birthday on July
4 this sympathy with what these occasions
really - mean Is a tine feature In all, but
especially purhupe in "Thanksgiving at
Turkey Pen Inn." The Illustrations and
binding add their full share to thw attrac
tiveness of the book. Rand, McNally ft
Co. Is the publisher.
For on who Is puxsled what to give as
a card psrty prise the "Card Club Rec
ord" would surely do. It Is a handsome
volume containing blank apace for keep
ing record ot card partlea, date, hostess,
game played, scores, prises, winners, re.
freahmente, guests and general remarks.
It Includes concise rules of latest revision
for whist, bridge, five hundred, euchre,
cinch and American pinochle. Printed in
two colors, with artlatlo border designs.
Brewer. Barse ft Co., Publishers. Chicago.
"t-y wnittaaers naoe." by Joseph C.
Lincoln, author of "Cap'n Eri." is a novel
thaf f" fas humor ot Cape Cod life.
niuuwir, wno, as a boy, had run
away to sea, returns to his native Cape
Cod village and finds his old homestead
aaaiy cnngea py 'improvements." He is
an old bachelor whose circumstances lead
him to adopt a little girl the Bos'n, as
be calls her and to undertake her educe
tlon, assisted by two of his otd cronies,
who rorm a ooara or strategy." Their
amusing difficulties with th child's edu
cation make an entertaining toll to the
dramatic plot, and record with unerring
accuracy ins me in cape Cod villaaa
Illustrated by Wallace Morgan, Published
by D. Appleton ft Co.
Th American aa He Is." by President
Nicholas Murray Butler ot Columbia unl
versity. Is a little book which will receive
a welcome out of all proportion to Its stse
sad modest appearance. After ail ths
books that have lately beta written about
us by foreigners, there la need of a careful
and dlspssstonate estimate of the American
by an observer of native blrtb and train
ing. The book contains the substance of a
series of lecturer which he delivered a few
months ago at the 1'nlverslty of Copen
hagen, where he appeared as an Interpreter
of American life. . The book is divided Into
three parts: "The American aa a Political
Type," "The American Apart from His
Government," and "Th American and th
Intellectual Life." Every on who la In
terested In the study of our social and
economic evolution will find In this little
bonk something of distinct and original
value. Ths Macmlllan company la th pub
"Christ Legends." by Selma Lagerhof,
translated from th Swedish by Velma
Swanston Howard, Is a very attractive lit
tle book happily appropriate for th
Chrlstmss season. It embracea a collec
tion of eleven legends, or stories, told In
simple language, being primarily designed
for the younger readers, but their fascinat
ing quality will appeal to all as well. The
little volume is elegantly printed, and th
chapter titles are preceded by drawings In
black and white by Bertha Stuart. It la
bound In cream color with, title and Inside
cover decorations in gilt. Henry Holt ft
Co. Is the publisher.
"The Book of Princes and Princesses."
by Mrs. Larg, edited by Andrew Lang. Is
uniform with th "Violet Fairy Book.-'
and Is published ss the twentieth volume In
Mr. Lang's well known Fairy Book series.
All the stories ar true stories and deal
with more or less well known historical
characters. Th eight colored plates and
numerous illustrations ar by H. J. Ford,
ana the hook is an attractive offering.
Longmans, Green ft Co. ar the publishers.
"Taber'a Pocket Kncyclopedlo Medical
dictionary, " by C. W. Taber and Dr.
Nicholas Senn, the late famous surgeon,
is a new departure In a medical dictionary,
All Important subjects defined encyclo
pedically. From on to three pages givon
to vital topics. Anatomy, physiology, ther
apeutics, dietetics, hygiene, operations snd
thousands of other subjects treated. Cross
indexed. Illustrated. Laird ft Lee ar ths
"From Keel to Kite, or How Oakley Roe
liocama a Naval Architect." by Isabel
Hornlbrook, Is a very interesting stray for
boys. Tha story Is of. an active boy who
achieves his ambition against a headwind
of difficulty. Son of a Gloucester "skipper"
who was lost on Georges, he Is brought
up by his grandfather, and. Inheriting
keen lov of vessels, desires to become a
naval architect. His grandfather's death
upsets his dream of a technical course.
uoitgea to leave high school he goes to
work In an Essex shipyard, hoping to ob
tain a practical knowledge of vessels.
Through a kind-hearted designer he is ablo
t rainy Intervals when work in the yard
Is impossible to study naval architecture
in the "mould loft," where full-sized
moulds for various timbers are made. The
story teems with Incidents, exciting and
amusing, in which Oakley figures with his
chum, the ship builder's nephew. By some
ot hi work he attracts th attention of a
naval architect, wno offers htm a begin
ner's berth In his office, with opportunity
to pursue his studies and realise his cher
isnea ambition. Lothrop, Lee ft Bhepard
company la the publisher.
In Olymplo Victor," by James B. Con
nolly, is sj vigorous, stirring love story
Of modern Greece, full ot delightful sen
timent and the highly Interesting; at
mosphore of that country today, which
reaches It climax In the great Marathon
race at the revival of the Olympic games
In 189 Loues, the hero of the story, is one
01 me week contestants In that race. Mr.
Connolly Is himself an athlete of dlstlne
tlon and took part in these Olympic games,
nis story or the straining, gruelling strug-
no nearc-Dreamng efforts of the run
ners over those twenty-six miles of coun.
try roads from Marathon to Athens, the
gradual collapse of one man after another
until the stadium, with Its thousands of
tumultuously cheering spectators, greets
me victor wiin the cry. "A Greek
oreeK! is soul stlrrinar. Publisho.! k
oti iuuot a
Under the title "Our Old Shins and Th.lr
Commanders," a series of very Interesting
books on American naval history is being
presented ror the younger readers, by Mo-
tougnnn Bros. "Taming th Barbary Pi.
rates, or with Decatur and Burners In the
Mediterranean." tells of tha exnerflrlnn. f
the "Lucky Little Enterprise" and ths
Nautilus," our first American war ves
sels to Mediterranean waters for th pro
tection or American trading vessels. John
Da Morgan haa told of these events In our
early American history in such a manner
mat tney will certainly be impressed on
the reader's mind. Th Illustrations are hv
E. B. Comstock. In "A Yankee Ship and a
xanaee CTew in the Good Ship United
states. Commodore John Barry Command
Ing," and "Old Ironsides, the United States
Frigate Constitution, Terror of the High
oeas. captain isaao Hull Commandlnc.
Mr. De Morgan haa written of many of
th engagement and commanders ot these
vessels, which wer two of the six frigates
ordered by congress In March, 17M, for th
protection of American commerce. There
is an appendix in each volume givlna 1n
concise form a history of the vessel and a
snort piograpny or its commanders.
"A ruu-wack Afloat." by A. T. Dudley,
is ths seventh volume of th "Phillip.
r.xeier series. The hero Is Dick Melvln
well remembered as the hero of "Following
. aunougn this book Is complete
in Itself. At the close of his first year In
cuurye, in wmun ne easily "makes th
varsity Eleven," he is Induced to earn
passage to Europe by helping on a cattle
steamer. The work Is not so bad, but his
associates ar not all college men. to aav
the least, and Dick finds ample us for the
vigor, sen-control and quick wit in emerg
ency which ho has gained from foot ball
He discovers that one companion has not
only stolen something of great value from
me nome or a college friend, but haa It
board. Nothing daunted, Dick undertakes
aeiecuve work run or difficulty and dans
How the resourceful athlete wins out gives
" story, iotnrop, Lee ft Shepard
company is th publisher.
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All was quiet In the sleeping car.
Suddenly thii passenger In lower No 7
parted the curtains, thrust out a weather
bealm face and hailed the sable function
ary who was tiptoeing past.
"Ssy." he grumbled, ''where' th plllers
ter this bunkr v
"Ther ar your pillows, suh," said th
"Them things. exclaimed the passenger
"Smash my tipllghts! I thought them wa
the life preservers!" Chicago Tribune.
A T.l Kellnse
of the functions of stomach, liver, kidneys
and bowels is quickly disposed ot with
Electric Bitters, fioc. For sal by Beaton
SCHOOL AND COLLEGE WORK
Midwinter Activities in
OWA COLLEGE HUSTLES FOR CASH
Kaaaaalen ef Agrlceltnrnl G4srUa
la Mlaeeert ana Forestry ta Wis
coasla Matters f General
The talk of the regents ot the Mate
university creating the office of finan
cial chancellor has been very favorably
commented upon during the last week,
though nothing definite has been done
about the matter.
The university has grown to such an
extent that now It Is the biggest Institu
tion of any kind In ths state and requires
more mongy for Its maintenance. The
present legislature will be asked to ap
propriate in the neighborhood of 11.200,
000 to meet the expenses of the coming
blennlum, and it is believed that this
money would go much farther if ex
pended under the direction ot a capable
financier' who bad no other duties to at
tend to than under the present system.
C. J. Ernst, who retired some time sgo
aa president of th board, said tn re
gents could not look Into the bills which
are allowed and paid, but had to depend
upon ths recommendations ot th em
ployes of the school, who have other du
ties to attend to besides watching the
expenditure of this vast amount. As a
consequence, frequently bills earry the
signature and approval of the president
of th board when ths latter has not In
vestigated the sanv.
Th name of C. It. Allen, at present a
member of th Board of Regents, haa
been mentioned In connection with the
offUe to be created, but Mr. Allen has
not indicated whether hs would consent
to give up his law practice to accept it
if tendered. A. O. Thomas, principal of
the Kearney Normal school, has also been
mentioned In the same connection. The
Board of Regents may take some action
in th near future, or at least decide
whether the office will be created.
NEBRASKA MILITARY ACADEMY
Look Holiday Vacation Takes Sta
dents to Many States,
Vacation In the Nebraska Military acad
emy began December 18 and will last until
January 6, The cadets ar spending the
holiday season at their homes, some going
to Illinois, Kansas, Iowa, Wlsoonsin and
Colorado, as well as many In various Ne
braska towns. Upon their return several
new features will be added to the regular
routine. A band of twenty-four pieces will
at once begin practice under the direction
of Mr. Stephen Jellnek, member of the
faculty of the University School of Music
The glee club will also begin regular work
directed by Mr. C. H. Miller, supervisor ot
muslo in ths Lincoln city schools. The de
bating squads will continue their work, and
expect to make a good record In contests
with other schools of equal rank. A num
ber of Informal Icoture, muslo and social
evenings also are planned for the second
NEW FEATURE OF CORN CONTESTS
Germination Test to De Taken Up at
Iowa Corn Show.
A new featurs'of the corn contests at the
meeting of tb Iowa Corn Growers' asso
ciation which-! ee held at Ame during
the short course this winter, is the germi
nation test. Tills test will be applied to all
the prinolpal classes of corn entered in
competition for prizes, and will Insure the
exhibition of nothing but strong, live
Another Innovation Is the adoption of the
Plan of officially' scoring all corn entered,
This official score will be attached to the
entry tag. and will be a great benefit both
to the exhibitors and spectators in com
paring various sample.
Plans are being made to have the finest
collection of stock at the college this win
ter ever gathered together at a short course
in his country. The three Shire mares re
cently purchased from Truman Bros, will
together with th horses slready owned
by the college, make a superb collection
or heavy horses. One or the Truman
mares. Wrydeland's Starlight, Is pro
nounced by good Judges to be the best Shlre
mare ever Imported into this country.
Th Rosengirt herd of Aberden-Angus,
which was on tha sensations of the fall
show circuit and a load of Shorthorns from
the Carpenter and Ro herd, are already
at ths college and will be kept here during
the short course. The college Is already
well supplied with sheep and hogs, but an
additional oarlead of prize winners will
be shipped In from th Chandler Bros,
It Is probable that arrangements will also
be made to procure a number of light
horse for us In the horse Judging work.
IOWA COLLEGE, GRIN NELL.
Vlsjeroas Efforts Needed to Raise a
Fan ef fSOO.OOO,
Iowa college has passed through fire and
through cyclone and been rebuilt through
the strenuous efforts and the sacrifices
of Its friends, put today It la facing a
greater issue than in all th earlier days
of trial, however great they were. Leas
than ten days remain before the question
will bs decided whether she shall main
tain her place as the New England col
lege of th west and one of th educa
tional forces which count In that part
ot tb country or shall sink back Into a
position of obscurity and second rank. On
January 1, the condil.'ons Imposed by Mr.
Carnegie and the General Muctlon board
In order that their combined offer of
150,000 and ttOO.fOO, respectively, may be se
cured must be met. These conditions In
volve the raising by the college and its
friends of $350,000 before that time. Of
this amount $100,000 has been pledged by
the trustees. $50,000 by th alumni, $50,000
by the city of Orlnnell and the rest is to
be secured by gifts from the general pub
lic. Trustees and alumni are making good
on their amounts and the city of Grinnell
will undoubtedly come up to its mark, for
it is loyal to the institution in Its midst,
but the question of the full amount Is to
be settled by the general public.
Iowa college Is the college founded by
the heroic Iowa band, that group of self
sacrificing missionaries who csme to Iowa
In the early forties, each determined to
found a church and all together .to found
a college like those from which they had
graduated tn New England. From Its
foundation in 1M7 to the present time it has
been a monument to their farseelng vision
of the needs of this new west and has el
ways striven to malntsin their standards
of Intellectual culture and moral charac
Men of prominence th country over are
to be found among th alumni of this col
lege and Its Influence Is widespread In ed
ucational and religious fields. The expedi
tion planned by th Young Men'
Christian association of Pennsylvania
for training young men who shall
help to solve the great immigrant
question of this country, was led by one
of ths Iowa college faculty, and two of
ths class of 1908 went with him to the vil
lages of Austria. Poland and Italy to help
la this work. Ministers, missionaries.
' i.ri to ihi khi nrn him, pTVI,,niiinai
men all over the country call Iowa college
alma mater, and honor It In their lives.
President J. 11. T. Main Is not only a
leader In scholarly circles, but Is also rec
ognised for his interest In the new movr
mente .looking towurd s closer unification
of the church and the social work of the
community. H- Is the first president of
the Congregational Brotherhood, and lias
recently been hoid in prominent eastern
churches In the treet'ngs of this organisa
tion. i college which lsnds for high Ideals
and for public service such aa this one i?oes
oupht not to be hsmpered by the lack of a
few thoussnd dollars In a world where
ther Is such an abundance of riches. The
eyes of all ita friends will watch enxlously
for th outcome and will steadfastly hope
that the $90,000 still lacking may In some
manner be raised before the first of Janu
IXIVERS1TY OF MICHIGAN.
Installation of One of the I.araeet
Telescopes la the Coantry.
When the new telescope which 1s under
construction for the university Is com
pleted, Michigan will have one of the best
equipped observatories In the United
States for Instruction as well as for stellar
photography and spectroscopy.
About two years ago an appropriation
was made for th oomplete rehabilitation
of th observatory and th construction
or a new reflecting telescope which Is
now approaching completion. The S7-lnch
para bollo mirror has been on hand for
some time, and with the exception of the
tuba, most of th working parts of th
telescope are ready. The dome is well ad
vanced and the final work of assembling
and adjusting the parts ot the great tele
scope will be undertaken very soon.
This telescope In Its light gathering
powers will be in ths class with the Lick
and Yerkes refractors, especially for spec
troscopic investigations, and for ordinary
astronomical photography it will be more
efficient than a refractor of the asm
dimensions, inasmuch as a reflector brlnas
the light of all wave lengths to the same-
focus, while the refractor does not.
when this large telescope Is to be used
for spectroscopic work, the equivalent focal
length will be sixty feet, very nearly the
mean of the Lick and Yerkes refractor.
their local length ars respectively
iifty-seven feet ten Inches and sixty-two
feet. It will be possible, therefore to use
with tha Michigan reflector spectroscopes
of equal power with those employed on the
largest existing refractors.
' I ne huge brick tower and the copper-
covered steel dome which will shelter the
Instrument are forty feet In dlamenter and
rise slxty-elght feet above the base
ment floor. A large two-story brick addl
tlon 113 feet long and forty-four feet wide
win connect this new dome with the pres
ent observatory, and will have offices a
laboratory and class and computing rooms.
Ths most complete set of selsmogrsphlc
instruments in the country will also be in
stalled In the basement of the building
to record earthquakes and all unusuul
motions of th earth.
The accessions to the libraries of the
University of Michigan during the year
ivui- wer 18,607. The total number of
volumes on June 30, 1908, was 841,128. The
most noteworthy gift was the rare collec
tlon of dental literature presented by the
widow of Dr. W. D. Miller, who died as
he was about to enter on the deanshlp of
the dental college. Not Including this gift,
nearly 4.000 volumes and pamphlets, besides
a great number of miscellaneous magaclnea
were presented snd more than 2,000 volumes
were secured by exchange with other in
UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN.
separate Building- for Forestry
The regents of the University of Wis
cuiiBHi, in accoraance witn the recom-
mennation or the state Timber I-ind
Owners association and tho Wisconsin
Conservation commission, has proposed to
me leuerai government to provide a suit
able building on the campus for tho use
or the government forest service ss
laboratory for the Investigation of prob
lems connected with the utilization of
forest products. The proposed building
will cost $30,000 and will be furnished with
neat, light and power by the university.
The government forest service desires to
concentrate at some strong engineering
conege in the west all Its present labors
........ puiiiuse is to carry on an
elaborate series of investigations UDon all
kinds of timber, with reference to adapting
eacn 10 its nest use, and to utilizing timber,
stumps and refuse wasted. Tho utilisation
of the by-products of the logging opera
tions, tne making or wood pulp from vari
ous kinds of timber, tho distillation, nf
turpentine and other products of wood
wasto and similar problems are to be in-
ciuaea in the forestry work.
Ths federal government will eauln the
proposed building at a cost of $H,000 and
will provide the entir staff of investi
gator, whose salaries will aggregat $28, 000
a year. The laboratory I to be available
lor aavanced university students and In
etructor in forestry and chemical enal
neerlng. Tha scientists provided by tha
'u'"" 1 lor me laboratory ar to
o given lectures In ths university.
in announcement from Washington
mai, acting under instruction from Presl
aeni Koostivelt, the secretary of the In
terior has Just withdrawn from entry, se-
iLi.on or location all public lands in Wvn,
ming, Idaho and Utah, believed to contain
phesphat rock, pending appropriate action
by congress, has been received her with
Interest, as this was th step urged by
President Van Hlse of the university at
tha recent meeting of the national con.
servation commission at Washington.
Tha college of agriculture of the Unl
versity of Wlscoruiln is planning to co
operate with the four county agricultural
-ma aomesuo science high schools of h
stale n giving" one week farmers' courses
ioii.i.ung or prsctlcal Instruction for ma-
turn m,n nn.til. . .. 1. . ...
. ,. i iug mv snort course
In agriculture or to coma tn vrui.-
mo weexs rarners course.
me December meeting .of ths regents
Architect Laird of Philadelphia presented
detailed plans for the laying out of . the
university campus and the enctlon of
..iicicin 10 accommodate 15 000
students. The plans and sketches w'ero
prepared by Architects Laird and Cret of
' 1 i!ueipni in consultation with
versity Architect Peabody.
COLLEGE HEADS BEGGING MONEY
rresiaent Says Practice Is
flow college Dresldunta "h,oin. ,
arg Insulted was told by Dr. James M. Tav
lor, president tf Vassir, at the dinner l e 1
by Rochester univers ty alumni In cko.a
tlon of raising JIOO.OCO to meet a gift ;t the
same amount by Andrew Cdinegle for a
school of applied science.
Dr. Taylor said: "About tho most disa
greeable duty of a college presld . tiX is rais
ing money. It is a different task frcn whst
It was twenty years sgo. .Then a college
president was received q business it cl.
on a different basis. Now the feeling bag
grown up that It is shameful to send a Co!
legs pres dent around begging. It la a work
for business men. Wh-n you send our
president Into Wall street offices you sr
putting him In a procession of men who are
always making such appeals. 11 is received
wlth less and le?s resre.'t.
I haven't much to complain ot myself.
but I have been Insulted more than once
A rolleg presKlent ought to ssy 10 1 Is trii"
tees: 'I am through. I al I do no more tf
that. If I ran e an rpnortunlty of asking
man to contribute $lx,W I shall do It.
but I shall net beg for Vi and $20 and $.W
"The greatest num. y raiser I know is a
business man in New York. Nobo ly ever
urns Mm down or turns 1,1m out. We tnn i
SHy that about college prs!dvnt. They
eve neeome too common.
We must hive the money, but I should
like to rub into this generation the ides
thst money Isn't everything. Soul, spirt
and mind the labor of teachers that's
worth all the money In the world. It is not
true, as you henr so often, that we can gel
good teachers nowadays only by paying big
money. Men go into teaching for th lov
of th work.''
UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI.
Needs of Enlarnlnn Facilities for
Tha State Board of Agriculture ot Mis
souri In a recent session recommended that
the gnerM assembly of Missouri appro
priate $1.12,000 for agricultural education.
Among the now buildings recommended for
the Increasing number of students In ths
agricultural department ar a veterinary
building, experiment barn and sheds, a
building for the study of plant propaga
tion and crop rotation, a horse barn and
separate building for the use of the
department ot home economic Funds ar
asked for the study of hog cholera, drain
age experiment,' investigation of the San
Jose scale and fertilisation of orchards.
A chapter of the Society of Sons of Vet
erans Is to be Installed at th University
of Missouri Th chapter will be a. part
of the national organisation and will be
composed exclusively ot students In the
university whoso fathers or grandfathers
fought In th civil mar. Thsie are mora
than 100 students In the university cllglblo
Captain Herschel Tupes of the First In
fantry, U. S. A., stationed at Vsnoouver,
Wash., haa applied for the position of
commandant of cadets at the University
of Missouri. Tho term of Captain Joseph
Frazler, the present commandant, expires
this year. Captain Tupes is a native ot
Pleasant Hill, Cass county. Mo., and is
a West Point graduate. He has had
twelve years of servlcs In the United
States, Cuba and th Philippines. The
office of commandant of cadets Is appoint
ive by th War department at Washing
ton anJ is considered one of the most de
sirablo posts in the service.
Close of the Fall Term and the Glee
The fall team of Yankton college closed
December 23. The numbers In both college
and scademy are In advance of those of
last year, the enrollment at this time being
The glee club started on Its tour with
the following schedule of appointments:
Miller, December SR; Huron, December 29;
DeSmct, December 30; Lake Preston, De
cember SI; Erwln. January 1; Bristol, Jan
uary 2: Pierpont, January 3 and 4; Andover,
January 6; Armour, January 6. The di
rector of the conservatory. Prof. L. N.
Dalley, accompanies them, and also Miss
Clarissa Max aa violinist, and Miss Mabel
Messnerdean of women, as soloist.
Dr. H. H. Armstrong of the Latin de
partment, goes to his home In Ann Arbor,
Mich., for his vacation. Prof. George H.
Scott of the department of mathematics
ARCADIA, MISSOURI. In the Modern Arcadia Valley.
Just trie School for Your Daughter
PURPOSE To develope true womanliness. Careful attention to man
ners and morals. Conducted by tb Ursullne Sisters.
ENVIRONMENT Picturesquely situated In the beautiful Valley ot Af
cadla and nestled In th timber-crested hills of the Ozark range, this school's
health record has been remarkable. Specially designed buildings modernly
equipped and well lighted and ventilated. Hot water heat. Complete (Ire pro
tectlon. Ample and attractive grounds.
CURRICULUM Is comprehensive and guarantees a sound and refined
education. Exceptional advantages in muulc and art You will be Interested
in our free illustrated catalogue sent on request. AddreBs
MOT1IER SUPERIOR, Arcadia. Mlisouri.
Nebraska Military Academy
A Military Hoarding School for
boys, now located for the winter at
Fourteenth and U streets. All de
partments are In full operation.
A good place for boys who don't
' fit in public schools- No antranca
examinations ar gives; regular
class work is supplemented by lo
' dividual Instruction; back work 1
easily made up.
Pupils are received at any time
from fifth to twelfth grades. Inclusive.
Write for Catulogu. ,
B. S. XATWABO, Oupsrlstendeal
Kearney Military Academy
A boy's progress depends upon his com.
fort and the Interest he takes la his work
Ws first naks our boys comfortable
then make their work Interesting, provide
healthy outdoor sports and sooiai func
tions. Our discipline and training tend to build
character, create habits of obedience
punctuality, neatness and a sons 0i
Thorough instruction; healthful loca
tion; large gyminstum; mudrn, fireproof
buil-JIngs. wniu today for illustrated
KABBY V. BU90EU, x.ag Mast.x.
TOUR CHILD MAT FAIL
In ths publlo school because he grasps
tiirss slowly, fcuch children Uara readny
under Individual instruction, ill coursus
arranged enpecially for them. We edu
eate mentally; dsvelop physically; tr.lo
socially and provide medical care. Writ
(or illustrated catalogue.
VMM rovni. SJOKOOtV.
Velura a. Powell. U. D BSD OAK. IOWA
will visit relatlvoe in Rssloul, 111., durln.i
the hnilrinys. 1'rot. C. E. Wallace of li.u
history dartmrnt ami Ills wife will apei.d
Hie vacation with their pnrents. In Kansas.
Ity the will of the Isle W. II. Urnwnlng
of Oslrshtir. III., Knox eolWge win wnu
In poKSeesion lit 1.IH, subject to life In
tervMt 01 nls a lie and daugliirr.
There are now M women students In the
I'nlversity u Uiaxgow, ftiis is said to uo
the tautest numotr oh rvcord. yuet-n
Mnraiiret colli a Is the in me or Ine
women s hall, and K Is presided over ly
Ml.s Oalloway, LL. D,, and Miss Janet
Spt'iis, M. A.
Abraham Rosensteln, 1 years old. a Bos
ton newsooy, lias been chosen as the third
recipient of the Newsboys' I'nlon Harvard
scholarship. Rosensteln wws graduate.!
from the l'hflllps grammar scnixii ana ironi
the Boston Jfcnglisu High school.
Rev, Dr. O. a Davis, New Britain, Conn...
who has bocn ducted president ot the Chi
cago Theological seminary. Is one of tho
most noted tlble e'udents In the esst. U
ia ii iu mH-i-nt but only o'l
condition Hint a certain sum la raised to
more successfully carry on in wora 01 vn
The Most Rev. William J. Walsh, D. D..
archbishop of Dublin, first chancellor of
tha Irish National university, Is one of
the most versatile snd learned ecclesiastics
living. He has written books on subjects
ranging from bl-mmalllsm to Gregorian
music. His treatise on bl-metalllsm wss
the first exposition ot tha subject whlca
ntade it intelligible.
Statistics of the attendance ef students
at twenty-five of th leading universities
tn the country show the curious fact that
in more than halt of the western Institu
tions there are mre women than men in
the academic department. The exceptions
are Chlosgo, Imltsne. Michigan. Missouri.
Ohio, western, remve and Wisconsin, in
Ohio. Western Reserve snd Wisconsin. In
all of the eastern institutions, on the other
hsnd. with th PoalbjLcxiepl0,n.?LC,hV,
nell and Syracuse, which do not glv tho
separuu figure fr- men and women, the
men are in the majority
AMMONIA THROWERS BUSY
G. W. Preeto of Gor the Latest
Vlctlsa C the Mellctooa
A G. W. Freston. a rancher of Gordon,
Neb., and a stranger In Omaha, was pass
ing Tenth and Farnam streets about W
o'clock last night lie was approached by
two men. ono of whom engaged him in con
versation, following which the other threw
smmonla In his eyes and at the same time
struck him In the face.
Preston grabbed for ths man, but In his
bllndnd condition could not secure hold of
him, and both made their escape without
making en effort to rob him.
The police say that the work Is don by
two young pirn who have also engaged in
sevuial similar outiageg within the last tew
weeks. It I'eems lrora the accounta of the
vlctm s that the work Is done with merely
malicious intent and without any deslr to
rob, a none of the victims hove lost any
Officers In plain clothes hav been spe
cially astlgned to be on the watch for sim
ilar occui fences, and If the perpetrators
aro ought it will go hard with them.
More people are taking Foley' Kidney
Remedy every year. It I considered to b
the most effective remedy for kidney snd
bladder troubles thst medical science can
devise. Foley's Kidney Remedy corrects
Irregularities, builds up worn-out tissues
and restores lost vitality. It will make you
fee) well and look well. At all druggist'.
Not What He Wanted.
The highwayman's voice was rough snd
"Your watch and money," he said.
The victim shook his head.
"I have neither watch nor money, he
replied, "hut I can hand you out a valuable
lot of moral maxims that" ....
Hut the highwaymen had turned snd fled
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GRAND ISLAND COLLEGE
Regular college preparatory courses.
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