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TTTB A"RnUS. SATtTRBAY. MAY 1, 1909.
MOVE BY MASONS
Propose to rect Temple at
Alexandria, Va., in Honor
MEMBER OF THE LODGE
Numerous Priceless Helios in Posses
sion All Members in Country to
lie- Asked to Aid.
A Masonic temple that shall fittingly
perpetuate the memory of George
Washington as a freemason is project
ed by the namesake lodge of the first
president or the United States, Alexandria-Washington
lodge No. 22. in
Alexandria, Va. A Masonic fair was
held in Alexandria, Va., in February to
raise funds for the preliminary organ
ization of the memorial committee.
The plan is to erect a fireproof tem
ple of colonial style, to cost not less
than $250,000, as a permanent home
for Alexandria-Washington lodge and
its priceless relics and records. It is
proposed to ask every Mason in lite
Vnited States to contribute toward the
fund. In the present temple of this
lodge, which is located in Cameron
street, between Fairfax and Royal,
there is a collect inn of Washington
relics of great historic interest to
Masons the world over, which it has
lung been the feeling should be housed
in some safer and more permanent
W ii!iiuut oii'm Xante n Charter.
Tries' relics include the charter ob
tained from the grand lodge of Vir
ginia, on which appear the names of
Washington and I-Vunuud Randolph,
the latter at the time grand master of
Virginia and subsr qnently Washing
ton's secretary of state; the trowel
used by General Washington in laying
the corner stone of the capitol of the
Vnited States. Sept. IS, 17:t ; the Ma
sonic apron worn by General Wash
ington at that cc-remony, which was
woven by Madame Lafayette and prt-
seiited to the general by the. Martfuis
de Lafayette in 1784; the lesser lights
used at that historic corner stone lay-'
lng; the master's chair occupied ' by
Washington when master of the lodge;
a picture of Washington painted by
Williams of Philadelphia in 1794 for
me lodge the only portrait for whicn
General Washington sat while presi
dent for which the lodge has refused
$50,000; Washington's bed chamber
clock, wedding gloves, farm spurs,
field compasses, and other articles
which are of intense interest from as
sociation with the great patriot.
v Besides these articles of distinctly
Washingtonian interest are many sou
venirs of the early history of the lodge
itself, which has participated in an
unusually large number of events of
national importance, prominent among
which were the laying of the corner
stone of the District of Columbia on
.lones' Point. Va., April 15, 1791; the
laying of the corner stone of the caj
itol,. .of the Smithsonian Institute in
1S-17. and of the Washington monu
ment in 1S48, and placing the eques
trian statue of Washington in Rich
mond, Va., in 1S50.
Institute! In 17SX
This lodge obtained its original char
ter from the grand lodge of Pennsyl
vania in February, 17S3, and was
known as No. "9 under, the Pennsylva
nia jurisdiction, under which Robert
Adam was the first master. In 17SS
the Pennsylvania charter was surren
dered and one obtained from the grand
( lodge of Virginia. It is this which con
tains the names of both Washington
jir.d Randolph. Under the Virginia
chatter the lodge was known as Alex
ander No. 22. George Washington was
; appointed first master under the Vir
ginia jurisdiction, and served as such
until the expiration of the appointive
term, when he was elected to succeed
himself. In speaking of this lodge, in
lie March number of the "New Eng
land Craftsman, a member says: "It
has become, by virtue of the past as-
' social ions, the shrine of American Ma-
' It is an interesting fact that during
the occupation of Alexandria by fed
eral troops in the civil war, the coni
nuiiidicg officer, himself not a Mason,
posted a guard over the lodge room
(to protect it from vandalism, which
guard was maintained until the close
of the war.
ARE MORE CO-EDS
Number of Girl Students at
Augustana Shown to be In
creasing Rapidly .
ARE 194 NOW ENROLLED
Where the Proportion Ijast Year Was
Two to One, It Now Is Three to
Two, in Hoys' Favor.
asaS, HERP1CIDE WIU SAVE IT
$L HERP1CIDE WILL SAVE IT
4f GONE !!! 4
jj TOO l ATEFOR HERPICIpE n I
Augustana is beginning to assume
the aspect of a truly "co-educational"
institution, the fairer sex gradually
growing in number each year. The
college catalogue for 190S-9, which is
now in press, ,vill show that there are
194 "coeds'" enrolled in the various
departments ot-thl? college this year
as opposed to 150 last year. The num
ber of male students this year is 20't.
making the ratio between male and
female students about 2 to 2. Last
year the ratio was 2 to 1.
i lie steauy grawin in me number m
girl students is considered remarkable
considering the fact that the college-
was not a coeducational institution t.j
begin with. It is noteworthy evidence
of the fact that higher education for
women is beginning to meet with more
and mora favor.
Atiitt'ticM mi Influence.
The-total enrollment in all depart
ments this year is 503, a considerable
increase over the attendance last year
which was only 4C2. The decrease in
attendance last year wae accounted for
in two ways the financial stringency
and the abolishment of intercollegiate
athletics at the college. The latter
circumstance win continue to prove a
serious handicap to the development
of the college until it is removed. Dur
ing the years of intercollegiate ath
letics in i;m-5, tne enrollment exceed
ed 700 and was steadily increasing.
In Different lleparlmenlN.
The enrollment this year by depart
ments is as follows:
Theological Seminary Post grad
uates, fi; under graduates. :52; hospi
iants, 10; total. 48.
Collegiate Post graduates, 14; resi
dent graduates, 71 ; seniors, 21 ju'i-
lors, 21; sophomores. ?,T; freshmen.
2:5; unclassified. 20; total, 141.
Academy Third class. 25; second
class, 2"; first class. 59; unclassified.
::o; total, iri.
Preparatory, IS; conservatory 121
elocution, 97; art, 29; business 121.
ioiai enrollment, ;n; enrolled more
(than once, 2."1, and actual enrollment,
RECITAL WILL BE
r 1AST OE THEJEAR g
Advanced Pupils of Atigiintuua Coii-I
. servatory Will Appear in l-'inal
Program Monday levelling.
43 COLORS AND ALL GOOD
has three big advan
It lasts longest, is the
most economical and
looks well longest.
Can you ask more
from a paint ?
There is Proof of
these statements in
"A Book for House-
Write or ask
It w Free. .
cLZ r a i n i
1 be advanced pupils of Augustami
conservatory will appear iu the final
recital of the year Monday evening in
the college chapel. The program ar
ranged is one of the best of the season
and includes 12 numbers, vocal, piano,
organ and elocution. The program in
finale iroin ssonata in l...lty lopior
i Edith Timlin.
Allegro-llth Concerto Op. 70 Spohr
(a) Rav (Amber) Sinding
(b) Vaggvisa (Cradlesong
Valse in C Sharp Minor Chopin
tai net lorste mode t:rif"
(b) Spring Song Mendelssohn
Romance Op. 2 Anton Hegner
Hymn Celeste Grey
The Going of the White Swan
Buy the paint that
looks well longes, gives
most years of good ser
vice and is positively the
most economical." It is
48 COLORS AND ALL GOOD
There is no question
that it is right. If there
were a better paint made,
it would be sold at this
Write or ask for
"A Book for
It is free.
t&S fa IU! li l ItSfM R'i -
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If you have ever priced a round pedestal extension
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Extraordinary values Just
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with decided, values, up
from, per pair
The most talked of. mattress
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in fancy art ticking
only $0.9 V
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Brussels Brussels Ruas.
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Rugs, oriental and
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Willon Velvet Rugs,
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We pay the freight and guarantee
7 .50 Tns handsome go-cart is made of
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See our line of English go-carts
Corner 16th Street and 2nd Avenue,
Rock Island, Illinois
Venetian Gondolier Song
Sombre Wood Lully
(a) Allegro frontSonato Op. 7..Gries
Parker Twentieth street. The dinine room
had been transformed to represent a
pioneer kitchen, rough planks taking
the place of the polished wood and
rugs. The coffee was served at bare.
rough tables, and the light was furnish
ed by tallow dips. Heavy china and
tin spoons took the place of the fine
china and silver. The members of the
committee wiio had the affair in
(b) Chant d'Amour Paderewski cnarSe were aressea in oia lasmonea
Esther Fryxell. 1 calico dresses. lhe afternoon wa3
Violin iiuorougniy enjoyeu uy iu members
Allegro 9th Concerto, Op. 55... Spohr an(1 Irient,s a auout - ws cleared.
Ethel Wade. line tin spoons were such a novelty
Organ I mat many were carried orr as sonven
Tannhaueser March R. 1 Wagner. irs- ine committee in ciiurge asks
arranged by Th. Dubois that those who took spoons to please
Pansv makemore I return in cm to any member of the
Allen, Mvers & Compmn
J . OPPOSITE HARPER HOUSE.
Woman's League Meets. The Wo
man s National Progressive leagre
held a meeting yesterday afternoon a
Society news, written or telephoned the home of Mrs. Alfreda Bowen. 124S
1 .1 111 M ril A 1 f 1 I
E .'"Lr" i H.r.h1" Forty-fifth street. at the husiness
In either case tne identity ot me senaer session wuicu occiipieu a greater por-
ranst be made Known, to insure rena-
Kilitu W rttfun nrttlfpn muni hflflr ailf.
nature and address.) Cided to give a Coffee three weeks
from today. A program Will be given
Give Pioneer Coffee. The Ladies rH connection and .will -be held during
Aid society of the First Methodist the afternoon and evening, at the
Jchurch conducted, a very successful J home of Mrs. J! W. Parker, 42G Elev
. ornA ...... . .1 r. fL . . m. ... . n n f 1 . h.1 . JM T
plunder i-uut-e jesifiuujr aiit-uiuun aitentn avenue, l lie topic lor uisl-usmuh
the home of Mrs. J. P. Robinson, 613 1 yesterday afternoon was an article on
.ocialism which appeared in the Ap
peal to Reason recently. Refresh
ments were served after the program.
rhe next meeting will be in two weeks
!nd will b held at the home of Mrs.
Anna Hlo.-k, Llh'vcnth street. South
Military Wedding. Miss Hannah
Adolia Peterson, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. J. M. Peterson of Princeton, 11!.,
and Lieutenant Emil Pehr Plerson of
San Francisco, Cal., were married at
the home of the bride Wednesday
evening. The wedding was ajnilitaiy
one, the groom and his best man ap
pearing in full dross military uniform. I
The decorations of the home also took
on a military effect. Miss Peterson
attended Augustana college and grad
uated from that institution a few
years ago. Mr. Pierron is a lieutenant
in the 14th U. S. cavalry stationed at
San Francisco and ho and his bride
will make tleir home at the Presideo
alter Juno 15.
Philathea Club Meets. The mem
bers of the Pbilathea class of the Me
morial Christian church met last even
ing at the home of Miss Hazel Pierce
and elected officers for the year as
President Miss Hazel Pierce.
Vice President Miss Blanche . Al-
Secretary Miss Mahle McDonald.
Assistant Secretary Miss Grace
Shaffer. - " V I
A class motto. "To do rather than
be conspicuous," was chosen by th?
members of the clans. After the bus
iness session refreshments were serv
ed by the hostess. - .
Entertain Girls of Chair. Miss Milll
coht Spencer and Miss Ruby Williams
at the homa of the former. 705 Twen
tieth street, entertained th3 young lady
members of the FirstMefhoJist church
choir last evening. In a guessing con
test Miss Bessie Xoftsker took the
prize. Miss Nell Aldrige and Mrs
Homer Hinkley gave musical numbers.
The hostesses served lunch during the
: Octavo Club Dance. The Octavo
club, composed of S young ladies of
Milan, gave the first of a series of
summer dancing parties last evening
at the Milan town hall. A company
of aborrt 100 couples was present and
the affair proved very pleasant
Bleuer's orchestra furnished music for
the dancing. The next party will b
given in about two weeks.
Celebrate Wedding Anniversary. A
ompany of friends surprised Mr.' ana
Mrs. E. M. Wright ai -their home, 518
Sixteenth street, last evening" on tlie
occasion of their 25th wedding anni
versary. The friends came prepared
for a good time, and games were play-
d and refreshments were served. ?
Covenant 7f the First
church have arranged to
Arrange to Give Play.-
ters of the
ive an entertainment at the T. M
C. A. May fi. A program of readings
and musical numbers will bfe given
and a one act play, "Mrs. Piodding's
Nieces,, will be given.
i ' c
Announce Engagement. Announce
ment is made of the engagement of
Will Paulsen of South Rock Island and.
iss Clara Grace Stahl of Des Moim.
Miss Stahl is the daughter of Rev. M.
StahjVand ' both young . people have
many, friends in the city. Tie weddin
will take'place during this month.
F D. C. Club Meets, The P. DL C.
club met last evening with. Max West
on Twenty-first street, ' The business
session was followed by a delightful
social time, and lunch waa served. ,
All the news all the time THE
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