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Laramie, Wyo* Is Now an
Educational Center. STATE UNIVERSITY THERE Hat an Exceptionally Good Agri cultural College. WORK OF DB. ADEN NELSON "Be Is Preparing a Pield Botany of the Rocky Mountain Region. BT WILLIAM K. Cl'RTIS. Spei-isl CorreHpondPbc 9t Tb?? Star and the Record-Herald. LARAMIE, Wyo.. August 10, ?*?. The name Laramie suggests "a tough town." such as It was for many years In early time* when the Union Pacific rail road vms building. It is also associated with Bill Nye and his newspaper, the Hoomerang. which Is still published, lie started It in llsS.' in a barn which was burned several years ago. A modern building now occupies the site. Nye got tuberculoals, went to Fort Col lins. Col., for his health, then removed eabt and never came back. He sold his imper to Mr. W. E. Chaplin, afterward editor of the Laramie Republican, and now register of the land office at Chey enne. The present owner of the Boomer ang. N. E. Cothell, is a democratic leader and a lawyer of this city. The famous Forty Liars Club, which Bill Nye founded. Is still in existence, and several of the charter members survive. Edward Root, who was associated with Nye. is dead- Chauncey, his brother. Is a prosperous merchant and a solid citi zen. When we hear the name Laramie, .we also recall the "Cowboy Bishop, the Right Reverend Mr. Talbot, who pre sided over this diocese for several years, but was translated to western Pennsyl vania several years ago. Bishop Talbot wore the garb of the cowboy when he was -on the trail'* visiting the ranches and the nftnlng towns of his diocese, where he was a great favorite and always a welcome guest. He is a splendid horse man. knows all the customs of and habits of the plainsmen, and no one in these parts ever had so much influence with the tough and reckless element as he. He appears as one of the characters In The Virginian," "Lin McLean" and several other novels, and he once wrote a book describing many of his experiences under the title of "My People of the Plains. Banging "Bad Men." The oldest inhabitant will still persist in pointing out the telegraph poles where the vigilantes used to hang the 'bad men" who wouldn't behave and wouldn't be run out of town, Just as the antiqua rians show you the place where the witches were burned on Boston Common; but those reminiscences are losing their interest, for Laramie Is becoming an ed ucational center?the place to which the young men and women of Wyoming who covat learning gravitate. The State Lnl versltv, which was founded here in l??, is the youngest of all such institutions, as Wyoming is one of the youngest of the states; but it is a practical school, con ducted by practical men, to train up cit izens who are to solve the economic problems of this practical age. There are about 350 students, equally divided between the sexes. There is a dormitory for women, but none for men, and the dean of the women's department is Miss Minna A. Btoner. from Fort Wayne. Ind., who was educated at Bos ton University and came here two years ago from* the chair of domestic science at Ohio State University. The women students are mostly in the normal department, preparing to be school teachers. The majority of the men are in the agricultural and engineer ing departments. Both are emphasizing irrigation engineering, as that is certain te be an important profession in this sec tion of the country. Prof. John 8. Fit ter. formerly from the Ohio State Uni versity, Is in charge. Prof, A. C. Dart, from tho Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is in charge of the mining school, and Prof. E. G. Hoeffer. from the Wisconsin State University, is at the head of mechanical engineering. Agricultural School. Prof. J. D. Towar, from the Michigan Agricultural College, and for two years in Australia, is in charge of the agricul tural school, and is assisted by four otlier professors. He is also director of the United States experiment station, where he is doing a great work in. demonstrat ing the best methods of dry farming and in breeding new standard grades of sheep and cattle. Prof. Towar's sheep Ihave been prize winners at every fair they have visited- His purpose is to obtain an animal that can live upon an open range, of a larger size and a better Meece than the present run of stock. On the Wyom ing ranges there is no shelter and no food -but grass. He uses ItaubouiUet rams, from France, with the better classes of Wyoming ewes, and has already won great success. Many of the wool grow ers of the state are co-operating with him. Upon the experimental farm, which oc cupies a conspicuous ridge that overlooks the city, three or four miles away. Prof. Towar is testing seeds and methods of cultivation, with a particular view to tlnding the best crops for this high alti tude, which Is "from 7,000 to 7,500 feet, and the scanty rainfall, which averages about 13 Inches. Fortunately for v the farmers, practically all of the rain comes between the 1st of May and the 1st of August, and by careful cultivation, by plowing the land every year and planting every other year, thus using the moisture of two years for one crop, they can pro duce an average of 21.05 bushels of wheat. :?.7 bushels of oats, 29.63 bushels of barley. 110 bushels of potatoes, a ton and a quarter of alfalfa, a ton and a half j of timothy hay and a corresponding yield of other crops to the,acre. Prof. Towar illustrated the easy method of conserving the fainfall in a striking ?way. He dug up a shovel full of soil from land that had been plowed and har rowed. and It was black with moisture. A few feet distant he put his spade Into soil that had not been so cultivated and It was as dry as ashes. The Normal School. The normal school is conducted ori the same lines as In similar institutions else where. but an experiment in educational methods has been undertaken in the col lege of liberal arts, which is probably unique and is likely to attract attention.! I?r. Merlca, the president of the univer sity. was born In Urbana, Ohio, was educated at De Pauw, and has been en gaged in educational work at Lawrence College, Appleton, Wis., whence he came here two years ago. "In our college of liberal arts." he explained, "we hare no fixed course of study, but we do not allow students a free elective. We have certain require ments and certain standards, and lay out in addition to them, individual courses to auit the needs and tastes and the pur pose of life of the students. This plan would be impossible In a large institution, but it Is entirely practical tn a small one l.ko this, ard is especially Important in colleges where a majority of the students are restricted by limited means to a few >ean? of study. Most of the young men and women who come here have a very serious purpose In life. They are dependent upon their own exertions and It is necessary for them to obtain in the . shortest possible time the most practical training possible for the careers?ln which they intend to engage. A student who comes here to prepare himself fer a par ticular profession has no time to in dulge In study for the met* love of learn ing. and 13 permitted "to ?>ele<*t the stud ies that will benefit him most. But every studert has t> take a certain amount of English and must lay a foundation for his special work." I asked Dr. MeHea about tlie effect of women"* suffrage upon the young women of the university. H* said It was not noticeable. Although the women students ? < T. ? Kimonos; Underwear. - Dressing Sacques, in white and fine fig ured lawns. Never sell under g8c. Sale price WOMEN'S HOUSE Drot\sef?. Wrappers and Dressing Sacquf* Suits; also Long Kimonos; lawns and per- Vc>C calcs. Sell at $1.40 W omen's Extra Well Made Cambric Drawers. Have never sold under 29c. j| <r>? For clearance. AMERICAN LADY COR yets, in all sizes from 2o up; the price ev-* erywhere is SI.50. For tomorrow ?Third Floor. 98c =4 Every Purchase Will Gladly Be Charged and You Can Pay Later On. f ffiHT&CWmN? =0 Store Hours Are From 8 to 5; on Saturd&ys.Close at 6. ? ?* Linoleums. A SPECIAL FRIDAY SALE OF NEW AND BE A l tiful jwtUern* in the famous Cook Linoleums; tio second*; all perfect jjoods; values are *1.25 and $1.50 square yard; in 2 to 1? yard lengths. 49c Square Yard. Cut Off the Roll. 59c Square Yard. (Not Laid.) || ?Fourth Floor. 4 a* Winding Up the Neuman Sale With a Great Array of Bargains. Last Chance at the Big Neuman Sale Bargains! There comes an end to all good things?the Neuman sale can last but a day or so longer. For tomorrow we've arranged this clearance, many new lots now going on sale for the first time? / A HANDSOME LINE OF NEW FALL Shirts, in neat stripes and white pleated stylea; Neuman had a never opened them; value. 75c. Sale price MENS WHITE HEMSTITCHED HAND krrchiefs; large size-and narrow holder. Our sale price MEN'S SUPERIOR QUALITY INITIAL Handkerchiefs: sold by Neuman at 12Vic. Sale price MENS FINE GRADE PLEATED MADRAS Shirts; coat style, with attached cufT.s; sold by Neuman at SI.*25 ALL OF NEU MAN'S LEATHER BELTS: sold by him at 50c. In this sale at MEN'S LISLE GARTERS: SOLD BY Neuman at 15c. In this sale ar 4/4c 6c 24c TA c MEN'S LISLE SUSPENDERS OF EX tra good quality; sold by Neuman at 29c; to be closed out at : I MEN'S WASHABLE Four-in-hand Ties; sold by Our sale price is MERCERIZED Neuman at 15c. 6%c MEN'S SEAMLESS HALF HOSE: sold by Neuman at 12Vfec and 15c. Black und tan. Our price 624c I MEN'S HIGH-GRADE HALF HOSE; in all colors; now tlrst placed on sale: Neu man's price, 25c MEN'S HIGH-GRADE 50c. 75c AND $1 IM ported Hose: the new tariff will doubte the cost. Our price 1354c 29c CHILDREN'S BLACK SEAMLESS g ?? Half Hose: the long-wiring kind: sold by fl Jl C Neuman at lie MEN'S SILK FOUR-IN-HAND TIES: new styles; Neuman's prices, 50c and 75c... ALL THE MEN'S SILK FOUR - IN - hand Ties; sold by Neuman at 25c. Our price AI^..29c J'2/4C Omit Goes the YOUNG MEN'S LONG PANTS SUITS; sizes 14 to 19: sold by Neuman up to $20. 0 O BOYS' WOOL BLOOMER PANTS <? <3 if>Q jSuits; 11. 1" and ltt years; 2 pairs pants to 69c 29c 49c 25c !7c NEU WITII each suit; sold by Neuman at J*7 BOYS' WASH SUITS; SOLD BY man at $1.50. Our sale price BOYS' WOOL KNEE PANTS. straight bottoms; Neuman's price, 59c BOYS' WOOL BLOOMER KNEE PANTS; y to 17 years; Neuman's price. 69c BOYS' KHAKI BLOUSE WAISTS; SIZES 4 to 15 years; sold by Neuman at 39c Boys9 Clothing. BOYS' WOOL SUITS; STRAIGHT AND ? ?i /f>Q bloomer pants; 6 to 16 years; Neuman's ^ | # jr? prices up to $6 BOYS' WOOL BLOOMER PANTS ? A Suits; sizes 8 to 16 years; sold by Neuman up to $lO............................................. BOYS' WASH SUITS IN SAILOR AND miQ Russian blouse styles; Neuman's price up to yQC .<2.8(1 BOYS' WOOL STRAIGHT-BOTTOM KNEE ^(fTj^, Pants; Neuman's price, $1.25 ?V'G BOYS' KHAKI PANTS IN SIZES 5 TO 17 years; Neuman's price, 75c BOYS' BROWNIE OVERALLS; SIZES 0, 4, 5. 10, 11, 12 and 13 years: Neuman's price, 30c BOYS' WA8HABLE Pants; sizes 3, 4 and 5 GOc. BOYS' BLOUSE WAISTS. IN 4 to 7 years; Neuman's price, 25c. BLOOMER KNEE years; Neuman's price, SIZES 49c 1 Sc 1254c Men's and Boys STRAWS SOLD BY NEU DERBY HATS; SOLD Hats ALL MEN'S man up to $2 MEN'S SOFT AND by Neuman at $1.25 MEN'S SOFT AND sold by Neuman at $2.. DERBY" 50c HAT8:,$1.00 Going. 39c BOYS' FEDORA AND TELESCOPE HATS; Neuman's price, 75c BOYS' TAMS AND YACHT AND GOLF Caps; Neuman's prices, 5t)c and 75c BOYS' WHITE Dt'CK AND LINEN Tarns; also Mexican Straws 10c ?= =? The Men's Suits Going at HALF PRICE! You've hoard of clothing pricc re ductions a-plenty?but have you ever known the like of this? You pay us half what it is marked and is honestly worth, and any Fancy Suit in the store is yours! That means that all suits, without exception (save plain blues and blacks), go in this great sale at a full 50 per cent reduction. That's why such a throjig of buyers fills the de partment. If you're bargain-wise you'll not delay another moment?the sooner you come the better your choice. All Plain Color Suits at a Third Below Regular The entire stock of Men's Suits in the plain blues and plain blacks?serges, tancy weaves, thibets, unfinished worsteds, etc.?all at a sweeping reduction of a third off! Lot of 10 Men's Suits sold at $12.50 a.nd $15.00: sizes arc 1 32, 2 33, 3 34, g /fto/Th 1 37> 1 38. 1 40; 1 42- They arc all to be closed out at 0) 0 Vy/\ly Sacrifklmig Mee's Trowsers. The $2.00 and $2.50 Trousers at $1.50 The $3.00 and $3.50 Trousers S2.00 The S4.00 and $4.50 Trousers $2.50 The $5.00 Trousers $3.00 The S6.00 Trousers $375 The $7.00 Trousers $4-?5 Neuman's $4.00 and $5.00 ests ... Men's White Duck Trousers, slightly soiled. Sell at $1.50 49c Neuman's Fancy and Wash Vests. Sold at $1.50. Reduced to half 75c Men's Tuxedo Waiter Coats, sold by Neuman at $2.00. " Our price 75c ?Fourth Floor. (2)= =(!i ?= Domestics, 600 yards Unbleached Cotton; extra heavy and close-woven quality. Sold at 7c usually. A rare bargain at Yard-wide Natural Color All-linen Suitings: ideal fabric for coat suits. Has never sold under 29c. Friday's price 27-inch-wide Sea Island Chambravs: in all the staple colors: warranted fast colors. Sold at 10c. Re duced to 5Iks, Dress Goods, 11 H6c 4%c 44-irtch Priestley Voiles: warranted all wool: in black only: fine, wiry weave. Sell at $1.00. Sale price. 69c New Sea Island Percales; full yard wide: a large variety of dot, stripe and figure effects. Sell ing at liYzC. Dress Ginghams. Corded Madras. 36 inch Percales and Printed Lawns and Ba tistes: full range of colors. 10c and 15c values 5%c ?First Floor. GIRLS'-WEAR. Girls' and Misses' Beautiful White Dresses. elaborately trimmed with lace and embroidery; all sizes to 14 years. $5 to $6 values $2.98 Children's W hite Lawn Dresses; new and attractive styles r" tucks, lace and cm broidery : 2 to 6 years. Special price tomorrow c '98c A special sale of Girls' New and Styl ish White Duck Mid dy Blouses, with full sailor collar of navy blue; trimmed with rows of 69c Children's Fine White Dresses; low neck and short sleeves: trimmed with tucks and beading; 6 months to- 3 years. Si.oo ?Second Floor. value (2) ? Friday. Grocery Reductions, Capitol Brand Cocoa, 10c size (1-5 lb.)... Sugar-cured Hams Granulated Sugar, 10 lbs 53c Granulated Sugar, 25 lbs $130 Fairy Soap, 3 for 10c Fels-Naptha Soap, 10 for 40c Tomatoes, large cans 6*<c Rice, 3-lb. sacks 21c Imported Olive Oil 19c Pickles, large bottle 5'^c Salmon Steak 6J/2C Pears, heavy sirup 9c Lemon and Vanilla Extract 6jgc Herring Roe 10c Best Onyx Coffee 19c Celery Chow-Chow, 10c glass 5y2c Van Camp's Milk, 6 for 23c Grandma's Powdered Soap i?'sc Shoepeg Corn 6><c Peas, Family Brand Argo Starch Olives, plain and stuffed 7*<:C Taza-char Tea, l/y lb 19c Sardines, in oil 2^c Kippered Herring, imported I3'sc Shredded Wheat Biscuit 11c Pillsbury's Flour, % bbl 93c ?First Floor, Baicony. creenss Trmnks * 1 or Iriday substantial reductions have been made in the Screen and Traveling Goods Depart ments. The money saving here will be well worth coming promptly for. 18-inch Hardwood Screens 1514c 24-inch Hardwood Screens 23c 30-inch Hardwood Screens 29c $1.00 Screen Doors 59c Si.50 Fancy Screen Doors 89c S2.00 Fancy Screen Doors $1.19 S3.00 Canvas-covered Trunks Si.98 $8.00 Canvas-covered Trunks $5.98 $3.00 Fiber Suit Cases $2.39 S7.00 Leather Suit Cases...: S4.98 S5.00 Leather Suit Cases ! $^.98 , ?Third Fioor. i! TT -? tz mm of Wyoming University have the right to vote at a!! elections a? well as the men studt-nts. Is* ha? not been able to detect any difference In their conduct or disposition ftc?n thoee to women stu dents in other institutions with which lie is acquainted. The same democratic freedom and individual independence may be fourd anions the women of every o*h er state university in the west. Th<? young women here were in no measure disturbed by the agitation of the late ^presidential canfpai*n. Thfi president of the board of trustees and the financial manager of the uni versitv is Otto Gramm, who came here from Chillieothe, Ohio, in the early sev en ties and has become a power for good in Wyoming in business, in politics, in education and in all public movements. A Distinguished Botanist. The University of Wyoming is par ticularly fortunate in having in its fac ulty Dr. Aden Nelson, one of the most distinguished botanists in America, who has published several text books and who has spent many years in preparing a Held botany of the Rocky mountains, which will be published in a few weeks. It is the only key to the flora of this section and is the most important con tribution to the botanical science of re cent years. Dr. Nelson has built up a herbarium of more than 60,000 specimens here and is adding examples' of great value every year. This Is probably the most extensive and valuable collection of plants of the western half of the United States tn existence. The university library contains about 25.M*> volumes and several thousand pamphlets, and ts the most important collection of books lu the state. The librarian is Dr. Grace Raymond Heberd, formerly from Iowa S tate University, and a high uuthovity in her profession. She gives the students a regular courss in library economy, which many of Hum i have found of gieat value. Natural History Research. i Wyoming has proved to be the richest t field for paleontologies I research in the ' United States, and all of the" prominent museums of natural history in the United States have been In the habit of sending out expeditions to explore Us hidden mysteries of the past. The department of paleontology in the university has not been behind in this work, and the curator, W. H. Reed, an old scout who has seen a good deal of Indian warfare, lias obtained several unique specimens, the only examples of their kind in ex istence Among other tilings is the skel eton of an unknown animal discovered bv Mr. Reed in Fremont coup'v in 1MC<5 rind called Baptanodon R< ril in his honor, because science does n know its name. There are here four-type species of plesiosaur-like reptiles, two-type species of ichthyesaur. two-type species of fish, one-type species of dinosaur, one new genus and twenty species of cycads. The collection of dinosaur remains weighs ap proximately eighty tons and contains some <>f the choicest material ever dis covered. An Ancient Reptile. One of the unique examples is an ancient reptile with a long, sharp head, a body thirty feet in length, with fifty pairs of ribs and a tail twelve feet long. He must have been three feet through the body when he was alive and well, but nobody knows anything about him. Another stranger, an extinct water rep tile, which lived when Wyomlna was the bottom of an inland sea, was discov ered in 1895 by P^of. W. C. Knight, In the Dutton oil basin of Fremont county. It hud paddles over nine feet loi)g. The jaw of a titanotherium was found In Bates Hole, Carbon county, by Mr. Charles Gilmore. a graduate of this in stitution and formerly an assistant in this department. He is now connected with the Smithsonian Institution at Wash ington. We know practically nothing about this animal, except that he lived In the marshes upon a vegetable diet millions of years ago. We have no con ception of the time. His jaw is thirty, six Inches long and filled with Urge, per fect teeth. The enamel is still intact, with a luster like the finest modem por ?elaln. The largest dinosaur ever discovered is here. It was found in Wayne creek. Carbpn county, several years ago. and is sixty-seven feet long. The legs are twelve feet long and the pelvic bones six feet longer. Wyoming must have been the favorite haunt for the dinosaur, ?>ecau>e nearly all of the skeletons of that in teresting animal were found in its soil. Another unique feature of the museum is a collection of forty specimen^ of cycads?an ancient type of plant life al lied to the palm family, which became extinct in this part of the world millions of years ago. This collection contains four unique genera and twenty new specie? that are not found elsewhere. All of them came from Carbon county. A Fine Campus. The university campus is delightfully situated a half mile east of the city, and includes forty acres, upon which the buildings are grouped in a harmonious iqanner. and are gradually being sheltered by groves of artificial trees, which were planted shortly after it was established. No institution in America has a more beautiful situation. The steps of the lioeral arts builalnp are 7.2?*> ieet a-bu.t the ^<ea level. Snow-capped mountains are visible from it all the year around. The atmosphere is pure and stimulating, and sunshine is almost perpetual. Iu addition to the lioeral arts building the department of mechanical engineer in*: has a house of Its own, there is a hall of science, a women's building, a gymnasium and other necessary struc tures for the housing of the different branches. The university has an en dowment of 40.000 acres of land granted by Congress, which is leased to ranch men for grazing purposes. Not an acre df the grant has ever been sold, and it is increasing in value annually. Old Overland Trail. A few miles from the city, following the old Overland trail, which is still visi ble, Is a great spring which lias been utilized as a fish hatchery, conducted by the state for the purpose of stocking the streams of the mountains and foot hills with trout, salmon, bass and other game fish. Millions of small fry are released annually and make Wyoming an attractive place for sportsmen. There are several important irrigation projects in the neighborhood and a large section of Laramie plains has recently been keen red by a firm of Chicago colo nizers. They have already bought out *"out 2.000 people, who'have purchased fa>ms and are now building homes. There Is plenty of room for more. Laramie plains, almost a dead level of fertile land, stretches for many miles in every direction around this thriving city, un til it reaches the foothills of the moun tains. WANTS IRISH KEPT AT HOME. Arehbishop Farley Speaks on Indus trial Progress in Emerald Isle. Special Cablegram fo The Star. QCEENSTOWN, August 19. ? Arch bishop Farley sailed for New York yes terday on the steamship Caronia. Cardinal Logue, Bishop Brown and several other distinguished prelates bad* him farewell. He said he was greatly gratified to learn that Irish emigration to the United States had decreased considerably He trusted that Irish industrial progress and land legislation would accomplish still more toward keeping the Irish at home. He 0xpr^s*^d the hope that l ardinul J^OKne and Bishop Brown would be able to at tend the next session of the eucharistic congress, as Americans would be delighted to meet them again. Clerical Changes Announced. The following changes have been an nounced at the Department of Commerce and Labor: Appointments in the census bureau John E. Sayer, Ohio, assistant messenger at J720 per annum; Carson P. Hall and Edward R. Hall,* both of Pennsylvania, skilled laborers. at $720 each per annum. J.' H. McCuen, Virginia, has been ap pointed a clerk at 11,000 per annum in the bureau of immigration and naturalization, by transfer from the War Departments I Thomas J. Armstrong. Texas, has been changed from expert to clerk, at $1,200 per annum, in the bureatj of labor. ? ? ..... A man believed to be W. E. Burke of New Orleans was arrested at the Chesa peake and Ohio station at Charleston, XV. Va? yesterday on a lunacy charge. The man had a ticket showing lie was travel ing from New Orleans to Washington and his hank hook shows *1,200 to his credU in a New Orleans bank. ? FOR PROHIBITION CAMPAIGN DISTRICT W. C. T. U. TO AID THE MOVEMENT. Speakers Engaged for One Week in December?Free Ice for Fountain. , | The August meeting of the executive committee, Woman's Christian Temper ance Union of the District of Columbia, wns held yesterday at headquarters. 521 Oth street northwest. In the absence of the president, Mrs. Clinton Smith..the vice president, Mrs. M. E. Cohen, presided. The minutes of the July meeting were presented by the recording secretary, Mrs. Emma Sanford Shelton, and a report of the finances was given by the treasurer, Mrs. Charles P. Grandfield. letters were read from Mrs. Clayton E. Emig, the correspnodlng secretary, I who is now In York, Pa., on h*r way home from a trip to the Pacific coast; from Mrs. Isabella Parks, who is so journing at Mountain Lake Park, and from Mrs. Anson S. Taylor and Mrs. Car rie Fernandez of this city Mrs. Nellie II. Bradley announced that a map of Washington showing the loca tion of every saloon in the city has been completed and In the hands of the pub lishers. It will be photographed and will appear lu an early number of the official organ of the W. C. T. U. This map was ordered by the executive committee, and ! will be largely used in the forthcoiulns campaign for prohibition. The committee authorized to purchase ice for one of the public Urinking foun tains of the city reported, through Mr.-. Shelton. that the fountain at the corner of 7th street and Pennsylvania avenue, which had been assigned to the NY. C. T. 1'., is being supplied by other parties. At the suggestion of Commissioner Mac farland the committee decided to fur nish ice for the fountain about to be placed on the reservation between lot i and 14th streets on Pennsylvania avenue. Donations to this ice fund are b<lns received from friends of the W. C. T. U. outside of the order. Decides to Assist. After discussion the executive commit tee decided to unite with the reform societies of the District in a series of mass meetings beginning December 1U. These meetings will open the campaign for prohibition. Dr. Clinton N. Howard of Rochester. X. Y.. temperance lecturer, hat, been engaged lor each evening for one week, and leaders in the various reform move ments will be also heard. The following named ladles were ap pointed as a committee of arrangements to unite with committees from other so cieties: Mrs. Sarah La Fetra, Mrs. Clin ton Smith. Mrs. ?~*harles P. Orandfield, Mrs. Emma Sanford Shelton. Mrs. O. T. Shimmick and Mrs. Emma F. RardoipK The secretary was authorized to send letters of sympathy to Mrs. Hutler and Rev. Dr. Guthrie, and a letter of congrat ulation was s:ent the president, Mrs. Smith, on reports of her improved health. Mrs. Earle was made chairman of the committee to prepare bulletins each month showing the progress of temper ance. Annual Meeting Date. The annual meeting of the state W. C. T. IT. will be held October ? and 7 In the Inunanual Baptist Church, corner of Ittth street and Columbia road. A committee to arrange the program was appointed as follows: Mrs. Clinton Smith, Mrs. M. E. Cohen. Mrs. Emma Sanford Shelton. Mrs. Clayion E. Emig. Mrs. Charles P. Orand field, Mrs. Benjamin Lineback. Mrs. Clark of Mount Pleasant I'nlon. Mrs. Curtis E Grenham, Mrs. ChuFles II. Hall. Mrs. Markwood. Mrs. Don P. Blaine, Mrs. Hilda North. The ofTer of a reward by the family of Joseph W. Stevens of Trenton, N. J . who. with T. Y. Callaghan. is lost on Mount IJanier, luts spurred mountain < Umbers to renew efforts to Had tb* men.