ABILENE WEEKLY REFLECTOR ABILENE, .KANSAS, AUGUST 22, 1901. TWELVE PAGES.
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.
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
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
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.
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
.' IN KANSAS.
LIFE CERTIFICATES TO TEACH.
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For a First-Class Institution.
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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.
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,
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
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
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
. 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.
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