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HIE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: PECEMREIi 1.1. V.W.
FORTUNE CONE FOR ST.LE
Kegal-Splendon Abroad Burn Up the
BIGGEST SPLURGE OF HEIRESSES
Rivals Oitekra Walls tbe "Made In
CXlc.ro" Coin LaetedU-Sevlal
IHstlaetloas o( the
Hugh Cnhb. who had been on of the
employes of the lev! Z. Leiter estate, a few
week ago sued the Belgler Coal comnanv
for the trivial aunt of 41, on account of
services rendered. That pitifully amall
cUlm disclosed, through the evidence ad
duced hi aupport and rebuttal, for the first
time the Inner financial aecreta of the dis
posal of the vast fortune of the dead Chi
it revealed, before all the world of
wealth, fashion and power, the true ex
planation of the grandeurs of Lord Curion.
famed as the most splendid viceroy who
ever reigned over the empire ef India, and
cf the late Lady Curson. the beautiful and
devoted Mary Leiter. as Lady Curion. In'
her capacity of loyal wife and daring so
cial leader, so Impoverished herself that,
after the magnificence of her reign In In
dia, and while she was on the eve of her
untimely death, she was In dire straits for
The curtain drawn upon the glories of
their Indian viceroyaJty, the Cur sons were
so poor that they did not dare return to
Lord Curaoo's Imposing' London house, or
even to his ancestral mansion, Kedleston
Hall. In Derbyshire. Apartments in a
modest hotel were all the fallen rulers
Division of the Fortane.
Mary Leiter was the daughter of a hard
headed old father who, with all the affec
tion and pride In hie children that kept
alive the body of Balzac's Psre Ooriot, was
blessed with all the shrewdness and firm
ness which unhappy Ooriot lacked.
When Levi Z. Leiter lived, he stood by
every one of his children In their neces
sities, even assuming; the burden of his
son Joseph's disastrous adventures In the
But when he died, he charged against
each of them whatever sum they had
received from, him during his lifetime, an
arrangement eminently Just to every one,
but as eminently painful to any one who,
use me son, joeepn, discovered he was
charged, out of ' hie share, with the inter
est upon C00O.00O which his father had
poured Into the terrible wheat pit before
Joseph could be dragged out with anything
80 now Joseph, as the pitiful suit at law
for the pitiful (416 disclosed, receives only
IM.000 a year . as bis Income from the
Leiter estate, while his sister, Daisy, who
married Lord Suffolk, and his suiter,
INancy, who Is Mrs. Colin Campbell, with
no wheat aftermaths to discount their
hares, get 1125.000 a year each.
About an ' equal amount, annually, goes
to Lord Curson and the children who re
mained to him after the death of his
With Mary, as with her brothers ' and
sisters, Levi Letter was as Just as he was
generous. The marriage settlement which
enabled Mary Leiter to make the match
he had set her heart upon provided for
the Investment of tl.TOO.000 In trust for her
and her husband and children.
When her father died, that $1,700,000 was
as duly deducted from her one-fourth part
of the estate, and her Income, apart from
the interest accruing from the marriage
settlement, was only (68,000 a year.
Back to. Haatble Q marten. .
Thus it happened that Lady Curson. re
tiring vicereine of India, and the great
viceroy, her lord, must betake themselves
to humble hotel lodgings upon their return
to England, that Lady Curson, only a
short' time before untimely death, must
appeal to Hugh Crabble fruitlessly for
ready cash, and that, when she died. Lord
Curson was overpaid. In receiving a share
of the estate, to the extent of $10,700. and
wrote to express his "horror" when he
was Informed that the next lnstalmen of
his Income would be minus just $10,700.
- Those were the financial considerations
that lay back, unknown, of the dazallng
splendors which attended the reign of
Lord and Lady Curson In distant India
a reign that, for all the fulsome praise
and description lavished upon its succes
sion of grandeurs, Is still wholly unap
preciated In the marvels that attended
the path of the first American woman to
wear the royal robes of a ruling queen.
In time when India is not presaging a
crisis which come around during those
generatlona when India la only hungry. In
stead of tarring that hopeless yet not des
perate empire can get along with, mere
talent. Instead of genius. In 4he viceroy s
Mere tslent, even then, must be wealthy
sa well as distinguished, a condition sne.1
cgous to that of American ambassadors
at European courts, where the wage Is
utterly unproportloned to the regal pomp
with which the office must be Invested by
Lord Curson, equipped with Mary Lelter's
share of her father's fortune, was possseed
of both the position and the wealth that
qualified htm to assume the enormous
power of viceroy of India.
Ills American wife, with her brilliant
beauty and her energy and ambition, was
distinctly eligible as consort to the vice
roy. Regal Splendors la India.
From the first hour when the lofty ap
pointment was made K aeemed aa though
some strangely rrand destiny presided
over the fortunes of Lord and Lady
Lady Curson, arriving at the viceregal
palace, came not only as the first lady of
the land, but aa if she were entering upon
a home that had been erected In anticipa
tion of the coming Curion dignities, 100
years before. And Indeed, with the enor
moua arches supporting gigantic figures of
the British lion, and serving aa the outer
gates; with the vast dimensions of its cere
monial apartments, and with the well'
nigh limitless extent of Its corridors, the
viceroy palace 'at Calcutta la more im
posing to the eye than any of ' the royal
palaces of England itself, excepting Wind
There was a permanent bodyguard of 125
men. In long red coats and Immense tur
bans, and a horde of servants waiting to
perform her royal bidding. On state oc
casions India's kings and princes bent low
before this American woman In humble
On the great occasion of Lady Curxon's
reign in India, the durbar at Delhi, the
caremonial'of which she and her husband
were the ruling figures was one never ap
proached In splendor by any display of
modern times. If, Indeed, It was equaled
by any pagentry during the ages of the
On the British side of the ceremony the
scene was set with thousands of troops
belonging to the powerful whlto army of
India, without whose presence England's
dominion in that reluctant land would not
be worth an hour's purchase. At the state
service the instrumental music was pro
vided by fifteen full regimental bands,
while a choir of 600 soldiers, the picked
voices of the whole army, sang the an
thems through megaphones.
Upon one side of the wide plain was a
brilliant throng of officers In tholr gay
uniforms and women in magnificent gowns;
on the other was a mass of color Investing
the oo men of the military orchestra and
the 600 In the huge choir.
Between them was an entire army, stand
ing In close formation, the regimental uni
forms distinguishing its units In phalanxes
of dark green, red. khaki and white, with
the glitter of gold in dazzling points every
vThe procession of the native princes,
which was held on January 7. 1903, was.
however, the spectacle of barbaric splendor
in honor of the viceroy and vicereine
which spread the fame of the DeThl durbar
throughout the whole world, with Lady
Curson as Its central figure, as though
she were some human jewel of beauty,
radiant with proud Joy.
Arssy Did Her Honsge.
Before her paraded an army of the
quaintest warriors the modern world has
ever seen, bearing weapons of ages long
ago; mighty elephants decked out In gold
and silver, every one bearing fortune on
his swaying back; camels In bright scarlet
and yellow; horses whose caparisons were
of silks and brocades a society leader must
envy a long, seemingly Interminable vision
of tossing plumes and swinging ttsscls
that left the Impression of dazzling splendor
and bewildering variety.
There were 1W elephants. ISO camels,
twenty carriages, forty palanquins, 1.800
horses and between .000 and 7,000 men.
There were camels ridden by men who bore
enormous standards; there were armed
soldiers who marched on stilts, that their
height might the more dismay their foe.
Three-score horsemen, who came from
Jaipur, reverted to the middle ages of
Europe in the steel helmets and coats of
chsln armor that wore their regular native
uniform; from Jodhpur came a docen in
complete coats of mail; the retainers of
Klshengarh were attired In long, quilted
coats guaranteed to turn aside a sword
cut; warriors with lances, warriors with
bows and arrows all armed and accoun-
tered, not for mere display, but In good
faith, as the weapons they would expect to
easumo if they should engage In battle
that very day.
Before her, at the receptions Incident to
the durbar, ti heirs to India's thrones
bowed as to their ciufn; and queen s.ie
remained until rhe returned with her hus
band to Kn gland, snd. In the sudden
poverty with whk-h she murt pay for ber
brief royalty, to lodgings In a hotel.
' The durbar wss but one of the many
magnificent Incidents of the Curson rule
In India. It was a reign of Imposing fetes
and triumphs, meaning an enormous ex
penditure of money.
It was glorious while It lasted. Unless, by
some trick or turn of fate, some other
American woman should arrive at a throne
In Europe and that must be a great one
history will . find no parallel for Mary
Loiter of Chicago, In the way of a woman
who had the nerve to go the limit In ex
penditure, and. when she did, got, per
haps, the worth of her money.
There was never a more splendid vice
regal reign in India than that of the Cur
snns; every day seemed to bring new tri
umphs and added magnificence. Little
wonder that so much of the Leiter fortune
went toward maintaining this magnificence
greater than any American woman ha
ever known before. Philadelphia North
SWAPPING DOGS FOR FARMS
Tralqne nasi Prontablo Trade Brought
Forty Acres nasi n Homo la
Not long ago there was a negro confer
ence at Tuskegee. Ala., the site of Booker
T. Washington's famous Institute, and one
of the most profitable speakers was Mrs.
Lucy Nelson ot DadeviUe, Ala. This woman
was an extremely black African, but she
was neatly dressed had passed. Indeed, the
"sunbonnet stage," as Mr. WashlngtoriTcalls
those of his people Just budding Into a more
ambitious and broader existence. Under
the cross-examination of Mr. Washington
the woman related a most Interesting ex
perlence an experience that should be an
Inspiration to the whole colored race.
"Do the people of your community own
homes. Mrs. Nelson?" asked Booker T.
"I think they's flxln to own 'em. sah.
"But do they own them?"
"A heap of times you can't Just tell, sah
But they's holdln' 'em down.
"Do you own your home?"
"Tes, sah. I do," proudly. "And I can
tell you les how I got It I swapped a
puppy dog for It"
Huh!" said Mr. Washington, express
Tes. sah." the woman persisted. I
means jest what I says."
Tell us about It"
'Well, It was this way. When I started 1
didn't have nothing at all but Jest a little
yaller puppy dog. I took the dog over to
my brother-in-law's. He had eight little
bits' of pigs. Oh! Jest so Uttle. an' I swap
ped the puppy with htm for one of the pigs.
It was sech a little pig that it didn t look
like It would live, but I nursed It good and
I prayed to the Lord to make that little pig
come for'ard to do me good, and the pig
lived and grew. The first year I turned her
out and when she came back In the fall
she brought me seven little pigs with her.
That was my start I've never had to buy
any meat since. This winter I've kllleJ
three hogs, and I've got another at home
ready to kill. I've got forty acres ot larm
now, all paid for, and a house, and It all
come from that one little puppy."
Do you hear that?" exclaimed Mr. Wash
ington, "you men? Borne of you'd better
go back home and swap your dogs for
pigs'." New York Times.
'W - A, '-11
Table d'Hote Dinner
Trem II to B r. M.
Cream of Chlcktn a la Relne
Medallion of Halibut. IrnvUlolse
Lamb Chops al la Malson Dors
Boast Long Mind Duckling,
Mashed Potatoes Wax Deans
Neapolitan Ice Cream
Coffee Tea Milk Cocoa
December li. KOS
C W. Robertson, Prop.
12:30 to 2 P. M.
21th and Faraam Sta.
1411-13 Douglas Street
My Pigeon Chopsney
with pineapple, washed
down with Woo Mo Tea
is a dish for the gods.
My Italian Spaghetti,
an Gratin with a drop
of Nebeela Spumante at
the side is the dish 'of his
My Chili Con Came
with Mexican Mescal puts
a cheerful glow on the
dead of evening.
Epicures say J have the
knack of hitting the spet.
1415 Farnam St., Upstairs
" iiiw m ,n
Kaiser as aa Architect.
Emperor William Is the busiest man in
Germany. Temperamentally, says a writer
In Everybody's President Roosevelt re
sembles him much, but the kaiser is the
more versatile of the two. If there s
anything going on In the empire that the
kaiser does not find an opportunity to take
a hack at, it has escaped the notice of
those who watch him closely. He revises
all public- findings, supervises all archi
tecture, lectures everybody, and is a gen
eral, all-round Little Father, In every sense
of the term.
When they want to Illustrate his ceaseless
activity as well as his resistless power,
they tell the story of the star above the
cross on the spire of the Emperor William
Memorial chuich. This Is the tale as It
was told to me. Of course, the kaiser In
sisted on revising the plans of the church.
That Is one of his fondest prerogatives-
revising everything and especially plans.
The architect brought the plans to him.
and the kaiser scratched out what he didn't
like and made such additions as he fancied
before he gave them the imperial O. K. The
church was built There was to be a big
gilt crocs on the spire, and it appeared
in its proper place. But, much to the gen
eral astonishment, when the cross wss put
up a large many-pointed gold star was
raised above It on a heavy rod. The Ber
liners could not understand the star. They
Inquired. The architect and the kaiser
had added the star to the plans.
The plans were examined. Then it was
found that in revising them the kaiser
had let fall a drop of Ink from his pen,
which hit the paper just above the cross.
The architect studied a long time over
this blot of Ink. His Teutonic mind grap
pled with the problem for weeks. There
was no appeal. There could be no In
quiries. He finally decided the blot of ink
signified a star above the cross, and he
put the star there, making it correspond
as nearly ss possible with the outlines
of the blot The star Is still there.
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. Our Motto Cleanliness and Quick
WIT CATITOIi ATS.
The corn exposition and Christmas shopping will make this
week the busiest of the season and with that in view we have
exerted every facility toward getting together a vast display of
high class wearing apparel for women and misses, at lower prices
than ever, and the choicest products of the leading style centers
will be shown here tomorrow and all this week at remarkably
. FINEST QUALITY FURS
Our standard of merchandise does not permit of the slightest
deception or misrepresentation and the finest and richest of furs
will be found here all very specially priced.
Mink Sets, consisting of large shawls, with heads and tails, and
large pillow muffs to match; values $125.00, special O C
price. . .. pO
Mink. Sets, consisting of fancy scarfs and muffs to match, made
of finest quality heavy, furred skins; $65.00 values, Rzl,'
Black Lynx Sets, consisting of large pelerine with heads and tails,
and large muff to match. Value $75.00; special (P C f
Black Lynx Sets, consisting of long throw and large Z C
pillow muff; value $50.00, special price pJ J
Jap mink Sets, consisting of fancy scarf with heads and tails, and
large rug muff to match. Value $35.00; special CO
Black Fox Sets of unusual size and elegance, f 40 values, special val.gl0.50
Black Sets of Fox, French Caracul, OpoBsum, Etc., $20 val., special. .$12.50
Showing of New Suits
Monday morning we will place on sale
a grand collection of beautiful new
suits, made of very finest materials.
AH entirely new models. Values up
to $,"50. Special prices
$35.00 $29.75 and 23.00
Beautiful New Coats
Exclusive new models made in Empire.
Oirectoire and plain tailor-made
styles of finest materials and lined
throughout with Skinner Satin lin
ings. Values up to flO.OO. Special
price $20.75 $25 and $17.50
Broadcloth and Satin Dresses
Beautiful new dresses, made of finest
quality broadcloths or satin, in all col
ors, in the new empire effects, with em
broidered or tucked waists and with
mousquetaire sleeves; special prices
are. .$29.75, $25.00 and $19.50
Net, Messaline and Lace Waists
We especially call your attention to a
collection of new waists that we will
place on sale Monday morning. These
waists are made in the prettiest and
newest styles of finest messaline, lace
or net. Special, $5, $6.75 and $10
Stylish New Skirts
A collection of new skirts will be shown
Monday, all entirely new models, made
of French voile and chiffon panamas,
in black or colors, and of fine man
nish suitings. Special prices
are. . . .$7.50, $10.00 and $13.75
SCOTLAND A MAN'S COUNTRY
Too Rigorous to Please Omaha School
COLD INDOORS AS WELL AS OUT
Misses McIIash and Fitch arlr Go
Broke Sarins; . Fnel Daring
Their Visit in the Bona?
Root, Taft and Roosevelt.
Root and Taft were the only men In th
cabinet who Iclt big enough to lampoon
Mr. Roosevelt a little to bis (ace. lie
took from them what be might resent com.
Ing from another. A story Illustrates this,
and It Is a good and true story, too, related
by Walter Wellman In the Chicago Record-
One day In cabinet meeting, some years
ego, one of the cabinet members presented
to President Roosevelt a letter from a west
ern man asking for an appointment to a
certain federal office. Mr. Roosevelt was
thinking about other things just then and
did not answer. A little later the secretary
asked what answer he should make to the
applicant. Quick as a flash the president
said: "Write and tell him he can't have it
he can't havs it."
"If I were you. Mr. Secretary." spoke up
Root. In his slow deliberate fashion. "I
would writs the gentleman that the presi
dent, after mature deliberation and upon
full Inquiry Into all the facts and circum
stances, has decided not to give him the
office which he seeks."
At this the members of the cabinet looked
at one another, almost la awe. Could It be
possible that Mr. Root had dared thus to
beard the lion In bis den? How would the
president take that palpable hit? Would he
lose his temper and make a scene? Their
feelings wer4 soon relieved. With a hearty
burst of laughter Mr. Roosevelt sang out:
"That's good. Root; that's bully. Pull me
up when J go too fast,"
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Dtsoovery, the quick, safe, sure cough and
cold remedy, ios and SKO. For sale by
Beaton Drug- Co.
Characterizing 8cotiand as a "man's con-
try." Miss Kate A Mcllugh, first assistant
principal of the Omaha High school, who
returned a couple of d.iys ago from a
visit ot two months to the schools of the
British Isles, and to'.i. the readers of The
Bee of" the superiority of American schools,
says that she would not want to live in
the land of the sturdy Scotch, because
of this fact and aiso because it Is so cold.
She visited the Scottish schools first and.
while she speaks In the highest terms of the
method of education there and wonders at
the way they push the children ahead in
their studies as they do, she says she
could not bear the climate and shudder
when she speaks of the cold, bleak winds
which made her shiver from one day's be
ginning to the next one's close.
Miss Mary A Fitch, another Omaha
teacher, accompanied Miss McHugh on the
trip through the British borne countries
and they say that they nearly went bank
rut buying coal to keep from freezing to
death in the hotels of Scotland.
"They do not seem to mind the cold
over there In the least, and in the homes
In which we visited and the hotels where
wa stopped we saw no stoves." said Miss
Mcllugh. "Little old (ashloned grates mere
In evidence, but if a guest at a hotel wished
a fire he must pay for it extrt, and then
the porter would bring up a tiny shovel of
coal, enough to last ten or fifteen minutes.
Tradition la Control.
"The homes and the school rooms are
supposed to be kept st a temperature of
to degrees, but It Is often 16 or M or even
lower. Beoause grand father had no bark
to his bench. v the children of today In
Scotland sit on rough benches wth no
backs, the little girls bWng allowed to sit
on high seats with their feet not touching
the flxr. The teacher must stand up all
day behind a high desk and no chair is
provided for her.
"In Scotland the children of both sexes
go to the same school largely, but In Eng
land they are segregated and they cannot
conceive of having l.SuO children In one
school. When I told a teacher how many
we had here she said: 'Why, that's not a
school; that's a mob.' There Is a great
difference between the children of the ar
tisan and of the professional clasara. far
different than from here.
"I also found, especially in Scotland, that
they have no kindergarten; the children
are taught to read first thing and In the
end they gain a year on us and have one
year more ot both Latin and mathematics.
I do not agree with one thing In their
system, though, and that is this: The
child or his parents must decide at the
age ot 13 years whether he will continue
to go to school above the legal age of 14
or whether he will stop at that age.
Wktrt the Tronble Lies.
"The trouble Is that the child of 13
does not know what he wants to do.
Over there when the child decides to leave
school at It the last two years of bis
schooling Is spent tu round! out what
has already been done; the others go
ahead Into the sciences. In many ele
mentary schools a child is taken, at the
tender age of 3 or 4 years."
Miss McHugh said that schools of Eng
land and Scotland are ahead ot America
in penmanship, spelling, sentence con
stuctlon and manual training, manual
training and domestic science being taught
In every grade of nearly all the schools
"In England and Scotland they do not
have to contend with the flood of for
eigners we do here, the countries are not
so cosmopolitan," said Miss McHugh.
"Then they do not have to contend with
the carelessness of language we do here.
Americans feel that the English language
is only a relative and can therefore be
abused at liberty. There the language la
much more pie. These account. In a
measure, for the British child forging
ahead of the American child In school."
How Marshall Field Mite Money.
One among the, many Interesting remi
niscences o" Marshall Field's earlier days
will be news In Chicago: "In the early
'80s. when the First National bank of Walla
Walla was not as big as It is now, I pretty
nearly had my breath tcken away one day
by a good looking stranger hailing from
Chicago. He threw a letter of credit for
IbO.GOO from a Chicago bar.k on my desk,
rrd ouletly said, 'Can you cash that?' I
looked him over once or twice, made a
quick estimate of all the loose cash I
thought we could scrape up, and said, 'Yes
How do you want itr He gave a smile,
sat down, ail said. 'I think I'll take It in
land.' In a month's time, as his authorised
agent, I bought about 3,0t)0 acres of cheap
railroad land for my Chicago friend, taking
t' e deeds in my name at hi request, payl 'g
an avoiiee ot $-." an acre. He cleared
over tl.OM.OOQ on this one deal. His name
was Marshall Field."
SMITH AWAITS NEXT LETTER
Indianapolis Editor Delays Trip to
' Be on Hand.
WANTS TO SEE CANAL INQUIRY
Possibility that President Roosevelt
Una Already Taken Steps to
Bring Salt for Criminal
NEW YORK, Dec. II. Delavan Smith,
proprietor and editor of the Indianapolis
News, whose attitude on the Panama canal
charge was denounced by President Roose
velt In a recent letter, did not sail for
Havana on the steamer Saratoga, this
afternoon, as he came to New York, to do
He said he expected the president to issue
shortly another letter In the controversy,
and he wanted to be on the ground when
It comes out.
"I knew that last letter was coming sev
eral weeks before It was given out." said
Mr. Smith, "but I do not know for a cer
tainty, of course, that I shall be in the
one he Is preparing now."
Mr. Smith went on to say that he be
lieves congress should investigate the
Panama canal transaction and find out
who got the money that the United States
paid for the canal.
"If everything Is all right, as President
Roosevelt claims It la." he added, "why
should he Interfere to prevent a oongree
sional Investigation. I think the Ralney
till will go through and then ws will surely
learn with whom the money finally
Intentions of the President.
WASHINGTON. Dec. li An official of
the government who Is fairly well posted
aa to the Panama canal scandal talk, said
today that he did not understand that the
Intimation of the president as to possible
criminal libel prosecution referred to con
templated action In the federal courts.
There Is no criminal libel laws on the
federal statute books and any action of
this kind would have to be taken In the
state courts. He said, however, that there
Is an unwritten code of courtesy between
federal and state prosecuting officers and
he saw no reason why United States Dis
trict Attorney Stlmson of New York shoudl
not lay before District Attorney Jerome of
that city the facts In the case for Mr.
Jerome's consideration with the view of
criminal action against persons In New
York responsible for the publication ot the
charges. He thought it probable that con
ferences between Mr. Stlmson and Mr.
Jerome might already have taken place.
Hnntlaa; Yarns by Karl.
WASHINGTON, Dec. li The earl of
Warwick of England dined at the Whits
House last night and related to the presi
dent many Interesting experiences la
Eliot as a College Doy.
His Harvard classmates remember Presi
dent Eliot In r liege as an austere hoy,
ever Impressing their instincts as being far
away from them, ever impressing their
mentalities as being very r.ear and loving
and human. One of bis fellows, writing
cf thbse days In Collier's, says that Eliot
was shy and retiring. A poor choice of
words. He was not shy or retiring unless
the East Indiun who sits up. n the banks
of the Ganges and thinks may be called
thy and retiring. Oliver Wendell Holmes
tpoke of this kind of man as a Brahmin.
But Eliot was not an oriental then; he Is
not now. Then he studied and exercised
hard, now, at 73, he loes to run to a f:re,
like a boy, and. with Mrs. Eliot, rides a
bicycle every early mcrning cf the pleas
ant year. He is not a Brahmin. He cares
too much for life. And though he refused
the offer of membership to several clubs
when he was a student, and although he
was undoubtedly a "grind." lie was not
then and is not now a man of great im
portance to himself. In a faculty meeting
net long ago a profersor spoke to him a
spontaneous word of pral a statement of
how secure was his name in the history of
education. The president smiled. It was
not until the meeting was breaking up
that he said suddenly: "Who was preel
dent of the university a hundred years
ago?" No one knew. And Kllot smiled
again that gentle smile cf his, that curious
little smile that one feels must mean a
mind within that can lift Itself out ot the
plane ot other minds about. So many
men try. to Imitate that kind of smile.
Little men have said that Eliot is snug.
but larger men are not so sure.
It is an easy matter to do business
through The Bee Want Ad. columns.
combines a borne school, for
boys, with a semi-military disci
pline. A training, such aa be
will receive, creates babit3 of
obedience, promptness, punctu
ality, "nentuess and a sense of
responsibility. .It is a school
where they build
This is accomplished by thorough In
struction and healthful training- of
both body And mind. Our discipline
and training tend to build character.
At the same time, the course of In
struction Is thorough and complete.
Enter for Winter Term January 80th.
Boys entering at this time receive
personal and special attention. Write
me for our book about The Kearney
Military Academy, which will give you
an idea of the school, through the pic
tures of the school and school lite and
a complete account ot the school and
what it offers.
HARRY N RUSSELL. Head Master,