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ABILENE WEEKLY REFLECTOR ABILENE, .KANSAS, AUGUST 22, 1901. TWELVE PAGES.
(D Stotanfeo BETHANY At LINDSBORC, was founded in the back room ol Bethany church on Ojioler 15, 1881. It now has property worth $165,0110. From the beginning it has done good, thorough, up to-tlate work. The at tendance has increasid beyond the anguine hopes of the founder, uutil the Bethany of 1901 stands as the largest church college in Kansas. '1 he La lies Hall, the main College building, the auditorium, are all steam-heated and lighted with gas. The main Coliege building is one ol the largest College buildings in the West, being 164x60 feet, chapel ex tension 108 teet, and having 140 rooms, of which three are each 60x50 feet. The campus is is a beautifully shaded park of 20 acres. Lindsborg, the "Park City" is a clean and moral town in the famous Smoky valley, McPherson county, right in the center ol Kansas. No saloons or joints, no theaters and no gambling dens. Five churches ol which one has over l,25u members. You reach Bethan'y over the Union Pacific or Missouri Pacific railroads. Ask the nearest agent. The Santa Fe and Rock Island connect '..r Linds borg at Salina and McPherson. The Santa Fe also at Great Bend and the Rock Island at Herington. THE COLLEGE. proper is strong and well-equipped. It is the backbone of the whole insti tution. Same conditions for freshmen as at the State University. Four courses leading to A. B , Classical, Modern Languages, Natural Science and Physics, all four years. Mathe matical elections in Junior and Senior. This college wu tht Pint one to be accredited under the Gratton law by the'State Board of Education. Graduates may have a THREE YEARS' certificate to teach, which, after three years, may be changed into a LIFE CERTIFICATE, all with out special examination. The College faculty is large, strong and ex perienced. College diplomas recog nized for post-graduate work without examination by Yale, Chicago and other leading universities bete and in Europe. The Academy is fully equipped and prepares for Freshmen. Saves time for young students. The Normal Department is fully organized, is accredited by the State Board, has for many years had a Model School adjunct. Gradu ates receive a three-years' certificate teach, without examination. A splendid school for teachers and those who intend to teach. The Business College, is strictly one of the best in the west. Splendid rooms and equipment throughout. Courses thorough, no sbams. Everything the best of today. The Shorthand (the Ben Pitman) and Typewriting Department is enjoying the success it deserves. The School ot Oratory, Elocu tion and Physical Culture is fully organized, has a course of two years, gives a degree, wonderfully suceessiul. The Musical Conservatory. Strong and splendidly equipped de partments for Piano, Pipe Organ, Violin, Voice Culture, Harmony aud Composition, Musical History, Sight Singing, Cornet and other wind in struments, uarlonet anil other reed instruments, the Harp, Guitar, Man dolin. Cabinet Organ, Band, Orches tra, Oratorio Chorus, etc Large and competent Faculty. Our conserva tory is easily the ntst In Kansas. The Art School- Splendid departments in Drawing, Oil Painting. Crayon, Pastel, etc; also In Pyrography, Embroidery, Art Needle Work, etc. In charge of ar tists from Europe. Splendid. Novel. Popular. Athletics. Bethany will have Gymnastics, Physical Culture, Foot Ball, Basket Ball and Base Ball next year. Last year the Bethany teams won every game played against the teams of other institutions. This department is valuable and thoroughly enjoyed by the young men. . Special Physical Culture Classes and Basket Ball teims for the young ladies. LINDSBORG. KANSAS. LARGEST Church Colle .' IN KANSAS. ge LIFE CERTIFICATES TO TEACH. PROFESSORS AND INSTRUCTORS, 38 J J ... I ill I LINDSBORG, KANSAS. DEPARTMENTS FOLLY EQUIPPED. EXPENSES LOW! For a First-Class Institution. 152-Page Illustrated Catalogue Free on Application and Mention 0 This Paper. THE FEATURE OF THIS YER: SPECIAL and Wonderfully LIBERAL terms and induce ments to HIGH SCHOOL CRADU TS c-.ll -ver the state. Also to COUNTY GRADU 4TLS Don't miss this chance. We use and recommend the Holler Pipe Organ, the BETHANY PIANOS and CABINET 0RQAN8, manufactured for and sold exclusively by ourselves, are recommended as the best, most reliableand most musical Instruments ever offered for the money. Write the president about them. Save your money and get a superior instrument at the same timo. Catalogue free nn application. Every purchaser mentioning this ad. end paper will receive a SPEC IAL REDUCTION in price. New Students answering tbii ad. and mentioning this paper will receive a SPECIAL DISCOUNT from regular tui tion charges Fine oppor tunity. Avail ymrielf of it by writing today to the president. "Bethany Songs," A beautiful collection ol Standard, Na. tional and other songs for four parts will be sent free if you mention this paper and ad. and enclose a two cent stamp for postage. Very popular. Try them. You will be sure to like them. CARL fflEM, Lindsborg, Kansas. Equipment of Conservatory and Art Department. We have a large and excellent two manual $3,000 Pipe Organ in the Chapel; a grand three manual $5,000 Moller Pipe Organ in the Auditorium, a praotloal pipe organ; a great num ber of Pianos, several Cabinet Organs, prsotice Claviers, a large Orchestra, several Bands, one ol which is one of the best in the state, a large Oratorio Chorus, a Singing School, tine Man dolin club, quartette and practice or ganizations, Classes in Harmony, Composition, Musical Psychology and Musical History, frequent Recitals, Concerts, Lectures, A well-equipped Art Hall with a collection uf Paintings, etc. Suita ble rooms and halls (or elocution and physical oulture. Special gymnas tics for gentlemen students. The Musical Faculty is the largest and strongest in the state, Prof. Samuel Thorstenberg, Prof. Charles Wagstnff, Prof. Hagbart Brase, Prof. T. Hugbes, Inez Fran cisco, Mr. Oscar Thorsen, Prof, Wal ter McCray, Miss Wendela Wetter strom, Mr. G. V, Holm berg, Mr, J. Herman, Oscar Lovgren, are among the well-known names engaged for next year. Bethany has also again secured the greatest pianist ever lo cated In Kansas, Prof. Sigfrid Laurin, Dir. Mus., of Stockholm, Sweden, a musical genius of the vory first class. Bothany is the home of the famous annual "Messiah" Concerts, "The Messiah" is the greatest and most en during of all oratorios. It Is match less. It will never die. Bethany makes a custom of rendering it every year. The "Messiah" festival! of next year will be hold during the lat ter part ot May.' Band and Orchestra Music. Bethanr Band and Bethanv Orches tra will have Prof. Charles Wagstaff as oonduotor during next year. Prof. Walter McCray will have charge of the College Bands. The nraotice or chestra will be conducted by Mr. F. Holmberg. Prof. McCray, the pupil of the noted Bellstedt, will give les sons on the cornet. Lover of band music should come to Bethany with out hesitation. The Law School, If a sufllilent number of law stu dents apply we have taken steps to organise a Law Department at the opening of the next jear. What is Bethany? In spirit Bethany believes without reservation iu the Bible and the Con stitution. It Is orthodox in Its faith; sound In Its patriotism; broad in Its policies, Bethany believes in hard work on the part of the professor and student" alike as conditioua of suc cess. Its desire is to give to the younif people of the West the best and most reliable, liberal and Chris tian education of today. The stu dents in each of our twelve depart ments receive in a measure the bene fits of tho other departments, Musfo Art, Business, are all backed up and strengthened by the solidity, dignity an.1 worth of a good old-fashioned college course, which In turn la broadened, made more real and prac tical by the department first named. Bethany has a good Library, well equipped reading-room, Museum. Laboratories, very large Numismatio collection, etc. The Dining Hall, a commodious, frescoed room, adorned by beautiful Oil Paintings, and seating three hundred people, furnishes good and wholesome board at $1.60. $2.00 or $2.60 per week. Boarding in private homes Is also common, . Write Us Today about your wishes. We will gladly furnish information or send one of our traveling men to see you in per son. Catalogue free by mentioning this paper, and add Hvs cents In stamp lor 20x16 picture of faoulty; same for same size picture of main College building; live centi in stamps for beautiful glass pen and holder; same for fine rule and paper cutter. Al ways mention this paper.