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THE ARGUS. TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, l'JOG.
THE LITTLE PLACE IN THE WOODS"
In a little book on Township Histo
ries, put out by a Prineeville, 111., firm,
is a sketch of Jubilee college, near Peoria,
by Raymond Riordan, principal of the in
stitution. In view of the fact that the
college was the subject of consider
able attention during the convention
of the Episcopal diocese of Qnincy in
this city recently, the article will be
of interest here. Judge Lucian Adams
of this city, is one of the trustees of
the institution. The article by Princi
pal Riordan is entitled. "Jubilee The
Little Place in the Woods." It is giv
en in full below:
"Many parents realize this fact
that, at a certain stage of a child's life
he can be better trained and managed
at school than at honte, if the school
is of the right kind. Are you looking
for such a school? Then, listen to th.
story-book tale of Jubilee, the Lit He
Place in the Woods, an ancient land
mark, as ancientness goes in our raw
"Away back in is:,7. Hishop Chase.
having got his hand in at foundm.;
colleges (Kenvon. in Ohio, aiid anoth
er, farther fast), came to Illinois, too!;
up ::.Nf:o acres of land near Peoria,
then hut little more than an Indian
trading iost, and. full of the traditions
of his English alma mater, lull of zeal
for the church and education, built a
little stone chapel and school; and.
Hushed with the success of his u.ulin;x
pioject, worked for hard anil long,
"An infant of the church, it grew to
man's age. with varying fortunes like
those of many a man. waxed old and
hoary, and fell into senile decr.y. For
the last decade or two it was a ro
mantic ruin, whcie people came to
picnic and to carve their names in the
soft sandstone walls.
"Then, on a summer's day in 19ur.
came Hishop Fa wet It and his helpers,
and the result of that visit, was a re
juvenated Jubilee. They found owls
and bats as tenants, rubbish without
end. and desolation everywhere.
"Hut soon the old house awoke frovi
its Kip Van Winkle slumbers to fin 1
saws and axes at its vitals. Steam
pipes, gas pipes and pipes for city wa
ter gave it a circulatory system, and
ventilating gTates. and funnels in the
roof formed the respiratory organs it
had always lacked.
"'City water' of course means coun
try water. Several old wc'.ls. that
must me as deep as Spencorinn philo
sophy, for the house stands on a hill
show how the early dwellers got thei:
supply;' but now a little red roofed
pump house nestles down in the valley
among the trees, and the engine makes
the water from a chain of allied
springs run up hill, in direct defiance
of the old adage which says it can't.
"A coat of paint on the wooden trim
mings was all that the outside of the
building needed, for vines embower tt,
clinging lovingly to their old friends,
the sandstone walls.
"Within, there was carpentering and
joining, and painting and glazing, and
paper hanging and plumbing, until ev
erything that could be done was done,
and the bishop said to the children,
"They came, to the capacity of the
building, and more would have come
had there been room. Like a Roose
velt ian family in a small city flat we
were stowed at the beginning of this,
our first year, and every available inch
was utilized. But a cottage dormitory,
begun late in November, sprang up
as by a rub of Aladdin's wonderful
lamp, to house a certain number of the
pupils, and amply relieve the pressure
within the old stone walls. This cot
tage, standing at the top of a gentbi
slope to the south, commands -a' view
of miles o'er hill and dale, field an 1
forest and running stream, and every
.window frames a picture to delight a
landscape artist's heart. The furni
ture of the cottage was made by Jubi
lee boys, in Jubilee shop, the large
walnut folding doors used in the early
days of the college providing a good
share of the material.
"Any repairs needed in the carpen
tering, plumbing, or painting line are
also done by these youthful workmen
on the spot, for boys love to work, and
if allowed to work will not be likely
to hatch up mischief.
"Only 400 acres of the original 3,0(10
remain, but we find that enough for
the children to "turn loose" in; where
.girls may run and gather roses, of the
American Beauty kind that blooms
only out of doors, and increase their
lung and food! capacity. Where
boys may dig caves, build rafts, and
huts, andi chief staff of a boy's life,
whoop and hurrah as much as they
like, with no signs of 'Keep Off the
Grass, and no one to say 'Don't.' Iu
short, where boys and girls alike may
have all kinds of fun.
"And they have it. except when en
gaged in business. Their business is
school work, and their office hours are
six hours a day five days in the week.
This time is spent in recitation and in
study under the eye of a teacher.
There is no evening study, to tax the
eyes and overheat the brain, and night
work is limited to 'shop employments,
orchestra or singing rehearsals, and
mechanical or freehand drawing.
"The school room is not the stiff and
penal place the name suggests, but a
pretty library with soft green walls,
adorned with pictures, separated from
the next claes room by curtains only,
and supplied with chairs and tables
instead oi nailed down desks. The
maps and blackboards appear when
wanted, from a contrivance which at
a magic hey, presto! swallows them J
up again; and the class rooms, when!
thrown together, make a charming s
cial hall, with hard wood floor that
tempts the light fantastic toe.
"Twice a week we spruce up and
have 'small and early' affairs; and the
lads and lassies in their best bibs and
tuckers are an attractive looking lot.
"One evening a week is given to
lively games, proper ones only, with
teachers supervising or joining in; but
some games are permitted on any
evening, and good reading is provided
"The dramatic instinct is strong in
children, and manifests itself at an
early age, as when the little girl pre
tends she is Mrs. This or That, and
walks, and talks and acts like some
one else; and the little boy as doctor
ccmes to cure the ailments of the
"It is the purpose of Jubilee to uti!
ize this instinct, to make it profitable
as well as pleasant, by visualizing in
cidt'iits in history, sometimes enact
ed, impromptu, in class, and some
times given, more ambitiously as a
stage performance. Dramatic and
operatic pieces are given as often si.-
they can be properly prepared, the
rehearsing and simple stage1 setting
being regarded as recreation and done
in recreation hours.
"Excellence in scholarship is a large
factor to be considered in making up
"At the three meal timers the family
conies together, sitting six at a table
Jin older person being one ot the six.
and conversation and laughter help to
make good digestion wait on appetite.
and health on both.
"Little need be said of book work.
This is fundamental, and may go with
cut saying: Whatever can be done is
done, by the best instructors not o
pour knowledge, willy nilly. into the
child, but to" arouse his mental power,
awaken his interest and set him to
getting for himself that which . unless
he does get it for himself, will never
be of value to him.
"We take him from the intermediate
grade on up to the entrance to univer
sity, and good work must be done; nj
shirking or evasion is allowed.
"But the one basic principla of the
school, book work being adjunct to the
means employed, is character build
ing. By every possible means we- en
deavor to exalt character, u instill
the spirit of honor, courage, truth
Not only head work, but hand work
is a means to this end. Play is anoth
er ami most important, one. Some of
the best lessons a child can get are
learned, unconsciously, in play. He is
benefited physically, mentally, and
morally by entering heartily inti
games that call for strength or agility,
alertness of mind, quick judgment
and cooperation with others.
.ow do you see wnat kind of a
school we have, in this historic spot
so full of associations of the past and
buoyant hope for the future?
"It is a school based on the home
idea, where, in fresh air and healthful
surroundings, with regular hours anl
simple food, with work and play in
just proportions, with all that devote!
instructors can do to bring about such
a result, boys and girls may be gently.
but firmly and surely, led to know
ledge, to refinement, and to high
"A school for the development -A
character, for the preservation of indi
viduality, for the formation of good
habits and gentle manners, for the cul
ti vat ion of hand and heart as well as
"Was it not Froebel who said.
'Come, let us live with our children?
We live with ours, work with them,
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play with them, with eye single to
their well being and improvement.
"The course is made to fit the child,
not the child to fit the course; and
the school is conducted for the benefit
of the child, not of the teacher. The
individual temperament of each, child
is carefully considered, and the person
ality best fitted to influence him is
chosen from the faculty to give him
"In school work, not what percent
age can he make, but what use he
makes of his powers, is the basis of
reports. If he does his best, 'S,' or
'Satisfactory,' is his mark. If he ha
not done his best, even though hi
percentage may rank higher, he get
'Unsatisfactory, or U.'
"Our aim is, not to turn out rows of
children, like pins in a paper, all with
the same size heads and sharpened to
the same point, but to bring each one
to his highest and best.
"We hope to send these children
from us better in every way. Not a
sudden transformation, like that of the
skinflints and curmudgeons and hard
hearted fathers in the old fashioned
Christmas tales, but a gradual growth
like that which nature gives, we work
ing as a loving gardener works, prun
ing and cutting back if need be, gently
twining here and there, and sheddin
the sunshine of affection and praise
until the buds of promise show.
"No new thing, this. We of this dav
prate much of education, with a capi
tal K, and fancy we are its sole in
ventors and patentees. But Plato said
in some Athenian Jubilee of long ago
'If you follow nature, the education
you give will succeed without causing
you trouble or perplexity, especially if
'you do not inist upon acquirement
precocious or overextensive.'
"It is this Platonian theory, to fol
low nature, or to run with and not
against her, that we try to put in pra
tice in this little community set by it
self, far from the madding crowd
making its own society, and living a'
for each and each for all, a miniature
AT THE THEATER
BOOKINGS AT THE ILLINOIS.
Nov. 22 "James Boys."
Nov. 23 Stetson's "Uncle Tom.'
Nov. 25 "The Yankee Consul."
Nov. 26 "The Home Seekers."
Nov. 27 "A Texas Ranger."
Nov. 28 Russell Brothers, in "The
Great Jewel Mystery."
Nov. 29 "The Show Girl."
Nov. 30 "The Smart Set."
BOOKINGS AT THE BURTIS.
Nov. 20 "Roger Brothers in Ire
Nov. 21 Adelaide Thurston In "The
Girl from Out Yonder."
Nov. 23 "The Yankee Consul."
Nov. 24 "The Squaw Man" (mat
Nov. 30 "Prince of Pilsen."
Nov. 27 'The Homeseekers."
Nov. 25 "Uncle Tom's Cabin" (mat
Nov. 29 "Buster's Holiday" (mat
BOOKINGS AT THE MOLINE.
Nov. 20 Adelaide Thurston in "The
Girl from Out Yonder."
Nov. 21 "The Wizard of Oz."
Nov. 23 "Nettie, the Waif."
Nov. 24 "Uncle Tom's Cabin," (mat
Nov. 30 "The Show Girl."
BOOKINGS AT THE GRAND.
Nov. 22 De Wolf Hopper,
Nov. 30--"On Parole."
At an Early Date Virginia Harned
in "The Love Letter."
Is Strcng Emotional Actress. Ade
laide Thurston was seen at the Illinois
theater last evening in "The (lirl From
Out Yonder." Miss Thurston, who is
a remarkably strong emotional actress
was supported by a weii balanced com
pany, in which there were? no weakness
es. The play itself is one mat nas
much heart interest, and the production
merited a much better house than that
of last evening.
Said to Be Lavish. Perhaps there
has never been so lavish and adequate
a production of "Uncle Tom's Cabin" as
that which William Kibble will offer
amusement lovers next Friday, Nov. 2",
at the Illinois theater, matinee and
night. The scenes, which are large
enough to fill the most spacious stage,
could not easily be improved. Those
representing the Ohio river in winter,
the rocky pass in which George Harris
protects his family, the St. Clair plan
tation, the levee at New Orleans, the
cotton fields in full bloom and the "Ce
lestial City" are all the most notable
efforts each picture being the reality
as closely as that which paint and can
vas will permit, and the stage perspec
tive is so deep that the effect is ex
ceptionally pleasing. The company is
worthy of its environment.
Long on Scenery. One of the scenic
treats of the season is the verdict of
the playgoers in the cities in which
"The James Boys in Missouri" has been
produced this season. The company is
a large one and will be seen at the Illi
nois Thursday, Nov. 22.
"On Parole." "On Parole," Louis
Evan Shipman's latest drama, began
the last week of its engagement at the
Studebaker Monday evening, Nov. 19.
Great enthusiasm and appreciation has
been shown this charming romance of
the sunny south during the past fort
night, and with two such stars as Char
lotte Walker ami Vincent Serrane, it is
not surprising that "On Parole" should
be one of the season's best productions. J
Ovtrbubbling with mirth and melody,
with a cast of CO and one of the best
singing choruses, it is declared, ever
heard in lighter musical comedy, "The
Flower Girl" comes to the Studebaker
Monday evening, Nov. 26, as one of
the most notable attractions, both mu
sically and in the spirit of true comedy,
of the season. The Shuberts believe
that in this production of Andre Mes
sager's exquisitely melodious and pict
uresque masterpiece they have achiev
ed the beau-ideal of musical comedy.
"The Flower Girl" captivated all Paris
by the brilliancy and gayety and de
lightful melody of its score when first
produced there, and it ran for years at
George Edwardes Apollo theater in
Ixmdon. The entire English produc-'
tion will be . offered at the Studebaker
to local playgoers, together with a spe i
cially selected company which is head-1
eu by that well known prima donna,
Louise Gunning, and by that irresistible
funmaker, Louis Harrison, and which
also includes such admirable singers as
Edmee de Dreux, Mignon Ure, Harry
Fairleigh, Harrington Foote, and other
artists familiar to those who have heard
the best operettas and musical plays of
recent years. Miss Gunning, whose
sweet and high .soprano has so delight
ed audiences in Scotch songs and in
such nriina donna roles as that which
she sang in support of Mme. Schumann
Heink in "Love's Lottery" (when she
was leading soprano to that famous
contralto), is said to have the best op
portunity of her career to reveal the
full beauty of her lyricism. As for
Iuis Harrison, he is declared to be "a
whole army of fun in himself." Mat
inees are given Wednesdays and Sat
urdays. The Wednesday matinee is a
Attraction at which seats are
prices ranging from 23 cents
Uses Good Judgment. While the
Hoer war was in progress, De Wolf
Hopper, in direct opposition to the
counsel of his friends and business as
sociates, insisted upon making his first
professional appearance in London.
The sagacity of his determination is
now well known, for Mr. Hopper, his
company, and his opera, "El Capital."
were all most cordially received. He
remained in London for 10 solid months,
being transferred from one to another
the-ater on three different occasions,
yet his business continued to be of a
phenomenal nature. Mr. Hopper, again
acting on his own judgment, insisted
upon returning to this country at (he
very eliir.ax of his British popularity.
This also was a particularly wise move,
for ever since the theatergoing public
of London have been clamoring for his
return. The principal difficulty exper
ienced by an American actor in ap
pearing in London is the trouble in se
curing a theater for their performance.
Over there, conditions are vastly dif
ferent from here, and as Mr. Hopper
desirod one theater for the entire Lon
don season, he was loth to go abroad
and be forced to move from one tneater
to another, as on his former visit. This
difficulty is now removed, as his pres
ent managers. Sam S". and Lee Shnbert,
Inc., have1 a theater of their own. It is
the Waldorf, ami is particularly adapt
ed to musical attractions. Then it is
recognized as the home light opera in
Ixmdon, although it is very seldom that
anything but a IJritislj offering is pro
duced there. Mr. Hopper's appearance
would mark the premier of any opera
purely American. Mr. Hopper argues
that it is only a fair retaliation toward
the Ixmdon managers for a typical
"States" attraction to invade England.
They have sent us innumerable musi
cal comedies within the past few years.
and to reverse the situation appears to
be good logic. The preliminaries which
are now in progress call for Mr. Hopper
and his entire American company to go
abroad for the whole of the coming
mdon season. Ho is to produce
"Happyland," "Wang," (which has
never been seen over there, except in
the provinces), and "El Capitan." which
to the mind of the Britisher is the typi
cal American opera. Mr. Pickwick may
possibly be revived. Marguerite Clark
is scheduled to accompany Mr. Hopper,
as she is the ideal both in "Happy
land" and "Wang." She has never ap
peared in "El Capitan," but as the re
quirements of this part fit her person
ality to a nicety, it is positive that she
would make a most captivating Er-
strella. and as far as Mr. Pickwick is
concerned, it is doubtful if anyone will
ever essay the part as cleverly as did
Miss Clark. De Wolf Hopper is at the
Grand. Davenport, Thursday evening,
OlRtCTION CHAMBERLIN. KINDT A. tOriKANV.
Thursday, Nov. 22.
The IMg Melodramatic Feast,
A Now Modern Stage Story A Roman
tic I..ove Tale Also Kmbodying
Sensational Features and Sit
uations of Intense In
terest. w Play, Kxploitlnff the Mont Thrill
ing- Happening Indulged in y
Thene Fnmoua Brother.
THE GREAT "BLUE CUT" TRAIN
As it actually occurred Sent. 7. 1SS1
lie most natural train effect ever
produced A marvel In scenic
splendor and masslveness.
Kvery net niiperlily mounted rant
of HterliuK worth I'ntboH nnd routed r
PRICF.S 25c, S.-ic ' aiid 5flc. Phone i 8
An Ounce of Satisfaction
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Thursday, Nov. 22.
ISest i!ij;ing "iimpany
DE WOLF HOPPER
In lie Koveii V: Kciiken's Conn-dy -
Marguerite Clark, William Danforth,
and Eighty Others.
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Friday, Nov. 23.
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Sweet potatoes, per peck,
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