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LINCOLN, NEBRASKA, SATURDAY, JUNE 7, 1002.
ESTABLISHED IN 1886'
SPOT WHERE, NATURE SMILES
Rustic Beauty of Beatrice Chautauqua Grounds and Varied
t Attractions on the t
Program Promise an Ideal Outing for the Visitors
Garbed in richest emerald hue, with
shady nooks, rustic benches and cool,
refreshing shady spots, the Beatrice
Chautauqua grounds await the vis
itors who, in two weeks, will begin
to flock to this resort in search of rest
Nothing can surpass in charm a com
fortable camp in a well selected spot.
The outing is healthful and refreshing
in the extreme. The hot days of mid
summer pass in comparative placidness
and the effects of torrid August are In
a measure combatted by the energy
stored up during the outing for the dog
Another featuic of the Chautauqua
has made it a prime favorite with all.
Nowhere else are there the intellectual
attractions that the program of the
association, offers. Noted men and wo
men, gathered regardless of expense
from all corners of the country, will
briefly sketch the condensed philosophy
garnered in a lifetime. Orators ripe
with age, mature in experience, will
entertain and instruct. There are
classes for the studious, music and pic
tures for the aesthetic, out-oi-door
amusements for the athletic.
The best men and women of the state
meet at the Beatrice Chautauqua.
From June 20th to July 4th will be
held the fourteenth annual session of
the association at Beatrice. Through
seasons of drouth and plenty, through
prosperity and financial panic, the
gatherings on the grounds have grown
in size and increased in profit to those
attending. Now plans have been made
for the most successful summer meet
ing ever held in the history of the state.
Efforts on part of the management
have made the scene of the future en
campment one of the most entrancing
spots in the state. Here, protected by
a canopy of white canvas above his
head and with a pallet of soft grass be
neath him, the visitor may enjoy the
very best advantages that a vacation
has In store.
The park Is located just outside the
city of Beatrice. The auditorium holds
5,000. There is a large (lining hall.
Tents are provided In plenty and, be
sides, cottages in large numbers dot
the grounds here and there.
Low railroad rates have been made
for the occasion and an adult may se
cure a season ticket to the grounds for
$2.50. For children half that sum Is
charged. Tents may be rented of the
management at a nominal sum.
On the whole the Chautauqua offers
peculiar advantages to those who wish
- to take 'an exhilarating outing at a.
luminal sum. All the pleasures of a
visit to the mountains may be had for
an expenditure comparatively insig
nificant. The program lias been arranged with
especial care for the coming meeting.
Noted lectuiers, divines. orators,
teachers, musical attractions and study
courses have been outlined with pains
taking care. The whole course is de
signed to be both restful and Instruc
tive. For this purpose novel features
mark each day of the session.
Children have been provided for in a
manner that cannot fail to secure the!r
comfort and pleasure. Playgrounds
have b"een marked off, and games, de
signed primarily for the little folks, will
be allowed. In addition there Is a boys
and girls class under the instruction
of Mrs. O. L. Beeson, who will dis
course each day on attractive subjects.
"Keeping house In the heart," Is one
Owing to the organization and per
fection of arrangement the white city
of Chautauqua season will suddenly
spring up on the grounds and will be
supplied with everything needful for
the comfort of the visitors. Mail and
supplies can be sent direct to the
campers. Visitors can find their friends
without trouble or exertion.
The grounds have been well cared
for. Trees have been trimmed and
everywhere the foot falls on blue grass.
Tent spaces have been arranged on the
outskirts of the grounds. The ap
proach of the meeting has caused a
generous application for them. Parties
of various sizes enjoy the outing to
gether and select their tents with a
view of combining for the "mess
table." It is noticeable that those who
have enjoyed I he pleasure of such a
meeting o'rice have come legularly
To this ideal spot the people of Bea
trice invite their friends and promise
them many things In addition to the
natural beauties of the "grounds. The
program will be the seasoning. On the
list of those who will apear are some
of the names of men most prominent
on the platform in the United States.
Those of every age will be satlstied.
Into the large auditorium live thou
sand people may gather to hear Gen
eral Fitzhugh Lee after having come
from a concert out In the open given
by the Second regiment band. The
young folks will have special .classes
In Willard hall, while at any hour of
the day, time may be prolltably spent
with some of the many things provid
ed on the program. The "Wesleyan
male quartet will be on the grounds
for the opening week. The four young
men comprising the quartet have made
a name for themselves in other states
and will bring to the Chautauqua their
latest successes. Another musical at
traction will be the Swiss bell ringers
and Ascetceam trio. These people are
all musicians of high order nnd In ad
dition to work with the bells they are
prepared to furnish entertainment with
solos, vccal and instrumental special
ties. Itev. Thomas Dixon will be pres
ent at one Sunday service and will
give a lecture besides. Itev. Father
Kelley will tell of his connection with
the American volunteer army. He
served as chaplain during the war
with Spain, being in the corps of Ma
jor General Lee, Shafter and Cop
pinger. He has gained a high place as
an orator in narrating the story of the
The two weeks' program with enter
taining features presented many times
every day will bring other notable per
sons to Beatrice. Prof. "W. Ft. French,
n noted crayon artist, will be at the
Chautauqua for live days and will give
two complete entertainments besides
assisting in other numbers. He is at
the head of the art institute of Chi
cago. Prof. French has the ability to
make his crayon talk and great pleas
ure Is anticipated from his work.
Fred Emerson Brooks, the ioet hu
morist, will furnish several numbers.
He has a personality that is captivat
ing. Among other orators will be Matt
S. Hughes of Kansas City, an orator of
the highest type, and Col. H. W. J.
Ham, who has named a particular
brand of politician the "Snollygoster."
Colonel Ham will also deliver his cele
brated lecture "Old Times In Dixie."
Dr. S. A. Steel has been selected as the
closing speaker, and on July 4th he
will deliver his lecture "Before and
Some of the entertainment features
of the program in addition to the above
will be Protean entertainments by G.
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SCENES AT THE CHAUTAUQUA.