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TITC OMAHA DAILY DEE: SUNDAY, MAY 8, 1901.
CHOICEST FLOUR OF THE WESTERN WHEAT FIELDS 66 99 BEST PATENT r THE PURITAN GROWTH OF TASSAR COLLEGE Sotabls Progress of tks lint Woman's Col lege Fouaded in lis United States RESOURCES UNEQUAL TO THE DEMANDS Watery of the) Institution nnd Soma ( Ita Grndnntea, Daughters of tne Eut nnd Wml Plana tor lb Fntnre. An especial Inteeeat is being attracted to V as tutr college at the present time be cause Mr. Rockefeller bas promised to duplicate any amount up to $200,000 that the college may raise before June, 1004. The trustees ot the college Issued last No vember a Joint appeul for immediate con tributions of $150,000, as about 150,000 had already been pledged, mostly by the alumnae, toward this fund. And for this work the alumnae and friends of the col lege bave been striving' all winter. No more loyal alumnae exist than those of Vaasar, and they have already given lib erally towards their alma mater. The alumnae gymnasium ia from them, a fine, two-story, brisk building, costing 160,000, and contains on the first floor, the gymna sium proper, with dressing rooms, lockers, needle baths and a large swimming tank filled with constantly changing water, while above above is Phllaletheaii hall. In whluh amateur theatricals and entertain ments are given and which serves also as an indoor tennis court. The alumnae have also raised the money, 160,000, for the liopa Mitchell professorship, named as a memorial to the world famous woman as tronomer, who for more than twenty years bad taught at Vassar. Besides these, the alumnae have given many scholarships and partial scholarships and now lately have come generous contributions toward this much needed endowment fund which Mr. Rockefeller has promised conditionally. Tha former students of Vassnr who did not gTaduate, but remained there for only part Of the course, are as loyal and generous BEER BettUd Goodness MilvYaukes's Banner Brew It isn't talk that counts, it's quality Quality that stands pat, at all times, for bontst cnticiun. Tb uaprecsdeoted popularity oi Blats Wiener is due to its pronounced indi vidualitythat Indescribable, honest flavor that always means "iilatj" that dalitht nil blata Wicuer "amack" that goes streitht to the pot. urink it for beer character For health 'a ske drink it. Ask for it down Iowa, ieud a case bonis. eooo OLD "BL4TI." ILAT2 MALT - VIVINB (OM-iMToa.) TONIO OS !. VAh. tun SktlUMI COUIeia. , . OMATABKAKKJI m mm mi m m j m as the alumnae, and are Joined with them in an association called the Vassar Stu dents' Aid eoclety, the western branch ot which has given several scholarships and half scholarships to girls from this part ot the country. Vassar is the first woman's college and is commonly believed to have been richly en dowed. In 1861 Matthew Vassar gave it one-half of his fortune, and at his death left it the other half. This 1800,000 was con sidered a vast sum at that time, hut in these days is regarded as an Inadequate sum for the endowment of even a small college. Compare it with the many mil lions of dollars which endow the University of Chicago and we wonder at the amount of progress which Vassar has made in these thirty-nine years of its existence. When the college opened, September 20, 1866, thore were 830 students; this year there are $31, and many more have to be turned away each year because of laok of ac commodations. At first there were eight professors and twenty teachers; now there are eighty-five professors and teachers. The library has grown from 12,600 volumes to 60,000. With the number of students nearly tripled and with the great Increase In the college's equipment there has been a much larger expenditure for maintenance, Insurance and repairs, while there has been no corresponding Increase in the endow ments for educational work. And yet, the progress in science and specialization re quire that classes must not be too large, and so the number of teachers must be Increased and the standard of the college constantly raised. Certainly Vassar needs more money and Mr. Rockefeller's . offer is for just such an educational endowment as is so much needed. Now is the time for Vasrar's friends to aid It and let them re member that every dollar given before next June means $2 for Vassar. Growth la Bufldlnsjs. When the college opened in 1866 there were two buildings; now there are eighteen, The old, five-story main building, erected after the style of the Tulllerles, is used chiefly as a residence hall, but contains also the library, chapel, parlors and business offices ot the college. There are four huge. new residence halls, each accommodating 100 students. There is also Rockefeller hall (which is a recitation building), the gymna sium, the infirmary, the observatory, two laboratory buildings, the museum and art gallery, the president's bouse, four pro fessors' houses and the conservatory. Be sides these, a chapel to seat 1,400 is being erected and a new library building was begun last year. From its very beginning the college was nonsustainlng, for Mr. Vassar's own words were: "Ail sectarian influence shall be carefully excluded, but the training of our students should never be intrusted to tha skeptical. lraulgioua or immoral." James Monroe Taylor, P. D. and T-T- P., has been president of the college since 188. Only a few years ago lie received a call to the presidency of ISrown university, and In some respects this was a tempting offer, but partly owing to the solicitations of the trustees and the alumnae of Vassar, he declined, and now the alumnae are try ing to stand by him In his earnest endeavor to increase ths endowment fund which is so necessary to the welfare of the college. Some of the most prominent men of the country have served on the board of trus tees, such as Samuel F. B. Morse, IX. P.l Benjamin J. Leasing. LI P., the historian; Rev. Henry Ward Beeeher, Hon. George Innls, the fumous artist; Rev. John Ball, D. P.; Rt. Rev. H. C. Potter. P. p.: Hon. Levi P. Morton, IX. P.. and Rev. Edward Lathrop, P. P., who offered op prayer at the first board meeting tn 1S81 end Who is still upon tha board. Tha college curriculum Is about the same as chat of other eoOesrae- of equal Tank and Costs No More THAN OTHER BRANDS. There was a demand for something better than the ordinary flour, and we fied it Ever since we've been in busi ness we've striven to produce a whiteflourof distinctive excellence, And in Puritan Best Patent we've accomplished it. . To do so we had to start by being cranky about the quality of the wheat. Some from whom we bought got mad; said if their wheat was good enough for other millers, it ought to be good enough for us. But we were not satisfied to Judge quality this way, and the upshot of it was we got the good wheat someone else got the poor. What we did buy was the flower of the flour crop the select A-l wheat. With the Choicest grain in hand, an excellent flour was possible. Our thirty years' experience in milling taught us how to make peculiarly wholesome flour, and we know that our Puritan Best Patent will stand every test to which a flour can be subjected for purity or nutritious qualities. IT MAKES knowledge as fifteen hours of recitation work each week requires. The outside Influenoo of Vassar Is most attractive tha long, stone wall, with Its high hedge of arbor-vltae; the spacious avenue of beautiful maples, aglow in vivid color in autumn; the little brick lodge, which forms the entrance to the college grounds; the board drives, flanked by sturdy pines, and the great vine-covered buildings. There are 200 acres of beautiful land, three miles from the Hudson river, which give ample landscape of bill and dale, with running brook and silvery lake. Qaalnt Relics. An Interesting re Ho la preserved In the "Founder's room" of the college. It la the little deal table in which Matthew Vassar and his bride took their' first meal after they began housekeeping in apartments for which they paid M0 a year. Another rello often proudly preserved by the older alumnae especially is a Vassar bootjack. When the first students entered VaBsar there was not a closet In the whole build Ing. Imagine it, . in the days when girls wore crinoline! In each bedroom there were two hooks, one for the every day dress, the other one for the Sunday one. And In eaoh room there was also a boot jack. Let us be thankful that Mr. Vassar knew more of women's Intellect than of her wearing apparel. In his turn Mr. Vassar was dumbfounded to receive a request for 300 wardrobes at once; but it was granted and these still remain in the main build ing, while the bootjacks have been carried away as memorials of early experiences. Since Vassar opened its doors to students there have been 2,163 graudates. These have come from every state in the union and they have gone out not only through this country, but In Europe, Mexico, Egypt, Syria, India, Bumiah, China and Japan. While the majority of Vaasar women are living quiet lives aa teachers, librarians, or as the wives of men of moderate means, many are well known authors like Helen Dawes Brown, Cornelia . Pratt Elizabeth and Juliet Tompkins and others; some are physicians and missionaries in foreign lands and some live in the midst of the splendors of riches or fame, or in the excitement of political life. As an Illustration of this last, there is Mrs. F. B. Loomls, who as Elizabeth Mast was at Vassar in 1831 A few years later she married Mr. Loomls, the United States consul at Caracas, Ven esuela, where she lived for a while. In 1902 she was at the United States legation at Lisbon, Portugal and now she Is living In Washington, where Mr. Loomls is the as sistant secretary of stato and was so In fluential In the affairs of the Panama revo lution. Graduates Marry Well. It Is surprising how many Vassar women have married men of great prominence and reputation. Among these are Mrs. Edwin A. Abbey, the wife of the famous artist, whose greth panorama of the "Holy Grail" Is in the Boston publlo library; Mrs. J. Wells Champney, whose family seems de termined to aek genius, as her husband was the well known artist who died a year or so ago, her daughter, also a Vaasar graduate, has already bad miniatures ac cepted and hung In the Paris salon, and Mrs. Champney herself has written thirty seven books. She was a Kansas girl, whose, home was in Leavenworth while she at tended college. Mrs. James M. Taylor, wife of tha president of Vaasar, is an alumna, and so are Mrs. Arthur T, Hadley, whose husband is president of Tale, and Mrs. Herman von Hoist, wtioae husband was one of the moat eminent historians of our time. Mrs. Victor Lewson, wboae name Is known to all readers of the Chicago . Evening News, is a loyal Vaasar woman. Perhaps the most Interesting of Vaasar graduates Is Stamets Yamakowe, who was the first Japanese, girl to reAtva s pollen edaca Bread Rolls Cako pure, a very magnificent set of bronae to Vassar in appreciation of the benefits she had re oelved there. She married Count Iwas Ovama. one of the most progressive of Japanese statesmen. He was field marshal during the late war with China and cap tured Port Arthur and at present is minis ter of war. His wife, who was very popu lar at Vassar, was president of Phllalethels, one of the great honors of the senior year. She is still more popular at her own home and Is one of the most prominent and In fluential women of the Japanese court. The Phllalethels, which was Just men tioned, is the big, literary and dramatic society of the college. Under Its' auspices are given each year four hall plays, and its anniversary, observed as a holiday, is cele brated by a lecture, followed by a dance and a supper. Among the speakers of the day have been George William Curtis, Charles Pudley Warner, Chaunoey Pepew, Hamilton Mable and F. Hopkinson Smith. Come from the West. It Is surprising to note how many grad uates of this eastern college are from tha west. Even the Paclflo coast is well represented, while the numbers from Illi nois and Iowa compare favorably with those of the New England state. Nebraska seems to have a smaller number, yet its list is not short. Prominent on it is Mrs. Meredith Nicholson, who was so well known and beloved' In Omaha as Miss Eugenie Kountse. Mrs. J. M. Bates of Lincoln is a member of one of the earliest olaases. She was one of the editors of the Transcript, the Vassar monthly maga glne, which still flourishes under the name of the Miscellany. Mrs. Bates took a second degree in 1872 and studied also at the University of Nebraska. In 1876 she was professor of mathematlos at Wellesley col lege. Another member of one of Vassar's earliest classes is Mrs. Robert Scott of Beatrice. Mrs. J. P. Kimball lived In Leavenworth. Kan., while ehe attended Vaasar and was well known here in Omaha while Colonel Kimball was connected with the Department of the Missouri. Everyone in Omaha knew Miss Ellen E. Poppleton, who married Pr. W. C. Shan non, major and surgeon, U. a. A., and who lives tn Elkhorn, Neb. And every Vassar woman, at least, I knows of her beoause of her Interest and loyalty to her alma mater. She was one of the editors of the Vassar Miscellany, and after her graduation was one of the women who did most to raise the money for the scholarship which has ever since kept a western girl at college, who otherwise could not have gone. She was alumna trustee from 1887 to 1898. Mrs. Henry Wind sor ia another Omaha woman. As Miss Ethel Jacobson she was also an editor of the Miscellany while at Vassar. Mrs. James H. Mcintosh could almost stand as a typical Vassar woman. Popular as Miss Claire Rustin, both at college and in Omaha society, she stands for what Is best, Intel lectually and morally. Mrs. George E. Haverstlck of Omaha taught here several years while Miss pinturff. Miss Mary L. Copeland Is another most successful high school teacher and has had much Influence in sending girls to Vassar. The Misses Isabella and Anna Rogers of Lincoln both took their master's degrees at Vassar in 1893. Miss Luclle Cross, who graduated In '96, was born and lived in Falrbury, Neb., until her marriage to Mr. F. W. Russell. Another member of tha same class is Miss Julia Schwarts. who also took a second degree tha next year. Boon after she published a book of short stories entitled, "Vaes&r Studies." Miss Marion Schlksey, who lives In Omaha, is a Vassar alumna of 'tt, who studied at the Univer sity of Chicago from 1897 to 1900. In the same class at Vassar was Miss Jessie Thatn, who lived bare while attending col lege, but wbo .has since moved to Oak Park. TIL Miss OeneTlave Baldwin of Cvau?4 rtiluttst ! fo Uractrp yysar Makes Delicious Hot Cakes Pastry Biscuits You couldn't make soggy bread with it if you tried. It will rise well and bake light with a rich brown crisp crust. Madame, Won't You Try It? Your grocer very likely has it. If he hasn't, kindly send us his name and we will mail you a pack age of beautiful decalcomania pictures for the children, and see that you get the flour besides. Sold in 48 and 24 pound sacks. WELLS-ABBOTT-NIEMAN CO. Puritan Millers of Wheat and Rye Flour, Rolled Oats and Corn Products. SCHUYLER, NEB. Wholesome bread. girl, who was also president of Phllale thels while there. Miss Louise MacNalr of Omaha secured the western scholarship at Vassar after a competitive examination. After her graduation she went abroad for a year, studied French in Paris and assisted Miss Eppler, (the French teacher at Vassar), in compiling a French grammar. One of the cleverest of recent alumnae Is Miss Ethel Morrison, who graduated laat June with great honor. She competed for and won one of the half scholarships given by the Vassar Students' Aid sootety, and was given another half scholarship by the col lege on account of her most excellent work. Other Omaha Students. There have been a number of Omaha women who went to Vassar, but were unable to complete the full course there. Prominent among those are Mrs. Hanchett and Mrs. Morgan, who as Miss Tates was there two years in the preparatory depart ment and two years in the college course. The preparatory department has been abol ished for many years, but, for a while it was very necessary, as girls found diffi culty in getting suitable preparation. Now almost every seminary and finishing school have oollege preparatory courses, and this, to a great measure, Is due to the influence of Vassar. Miss Nelsle Hughes, now the wife of Captain Arrowsmith, spent a year and a half at Vassar, as afterwards did Miss Mabel Stephen Miss Florence Kll pa trick entered the class of 1902, but re mained only a short time on account of 111 health. NebraRka may also claim Miss Blna Sey mour, '99, and Miss Jennie Payne, 1900, both of whom were ben here, the one in Florence, and the other In Richland, but both now live tn the east One of Vassar's granddaughters, Miss Ruth Harding, is In the Omaha High school. Her mother was a member of the class of '84 and she expects to go to college next year. At present there are several Omaha girls in Vassar. Miss Marlon Haines Is in the Junior class, Miss Minnie Hlller In the freshman, while the Misses Marlon Con ne!l, Laura Congdon and Mary Pallas are sophomores. Miss Congdon was one of the girls chosen to carry the daisy chair this year, which, from the earliest days of Vaa sar has been made and carried by the sophomores to separate the senior class from the rest of the college at commence ment. And there is no prettier scene than these fair, young girls carrying the. beautiful great ropes of daisies. ADELB WHITCOMB BLACK W MIX. Omaha, Ten free trips to the World's fair each week. See cotrpon on page g. PRATTLE) OP TUB YOC. GSTKRA. Mamma You shouldn't be so vain. El sin Tou are always looking Into the mirror. Elsie (aged 4) I'm not vain, mammal X don't think I'm half aa good looking as X really am. 'Mamma," said small Tommy, who bad just been punished for disobedience, "ywi must have an awful bad memory." "Why do you think so?" she asked. " 'Cause," replied the little fellow, "you never forget tho bad things I do." Johnny, aged 6, who had been engaged tn a fight, was being reproved by ble mother. Tou should never fight," ahe said, " unless the other boy begine it." "Huh," exclaimed Johnny, "he's too slow. If I bad waited for him to begin it there wouldn't bave beeu any fight." Pick and Jim. aged and 7, respectively. were over beard having a. tit of dlaousaloo oonoemlng a nickel Juat Aonated to their The Puritan Millers Mills The cut below shows how they look today. Thirty years ago it was different. Then the mill was an fn fant on Shell Creek two miles from Schuyler. When night came the water was turned off. Thd burrs ceased to hum. And a single horse and cart car ried the day's flour to town. In those days the farmers mostly brought their" grist and sat around and smoked nnd whittled sticks while their wheat was being crushed and ground Into fine white flour. Fifty barrels a day was considered great work Even then Puritan flour was considered an appropriate nam for the mill's product and pretty soon It began to get a reputation. It grew outgTew tho old mill's dimensions. Then In 1SS2 a larger mill was built This time In tcrvro in Bchuyler. And It had to work twenty-four boors a day to keep up. Slnco then the capacity bas been twice Increased. Today the Puritan flour millers turn out 1,200 barrels of flow and 600 barrels of meal, beside 3 or 4 caracf feed, dally. The plant now has nix outside elevators and la about tttt largest west of the Mississippi. Its patronage extends all over the west and easterly, too. Its facilities for milling are modern In every reopect ami 3ta products have no superior anywhere In tbe world. ' come for an afternoon visit. The nearest grocery was threo blocks distant. Pick wanted Jim to make the trip and Jim bad similar desires concerning Pick. Finally Jim, the elder, clinched the argument: "You go. Pick." said Jim, magnani mously "get whatever kind o' candy you want an Til do th dlvidln'!" And gullllble little Pick went. Teacheiv-Tommy, If you gave your little brother nine sticks of candy and then took away seven, what would that make? Tommy It would make him yell. HELIGIOl'S. Bishop Thoburn, who is in a hospital in Vancouver, B. C, suffering from a broken leg. Is rallying but will be unable to leave the hospital for some weeks. The new auxiliary bishop of St. Patrick's cathedral In New York gets a purso of 110,000 at his consecration, which will koep away the big wolves for ft little while. The famous Jesuit Father Bermond, author of several works on ecclesiastical politics, and whose seal has brought many converts to the church, has left the Society of Jesus. General Booth of the Salvation Army oompleted his 76th year on April 10. Ho has started on a three weeks' tour throughout Germany and Scandinavia, after which he intends to visit Switzerland. Roman Catholic Archbishop John J. Wil liams of Boston, Mass., quietly celebrated on Wednesdny last the 82d anniversary of his birth. He Is In good health, and dis charges all his official duties with prompt ness and regularity. Two young men walked more than 1,000 miles from their home In order to Join the mission training school of the American board at Guadalajara, Mexico. One of these, a full-blooded Indian of the Mago COLLARS CSX I fflUa CUFFS w IPn? are stamped I rUr Warranted Linen j A Y You can get them at J I 1 Jffl ) many reliable dealers in ttgKr r. 1 CT tribe, is now in preparation for Christian work among his own people in the state of Blnaloa. Women sang in the Vatican recently for the first time in 400 years. Tha occasion was the performance in the Bala Regja of Abbe PerofU's oratorio, "The Last Judjr ment." The audience was of the highest .ecleslastlcal distinction. The pope end most of the cardinals were present. Abbe Perosi himself conducted. Rev. William T. Brown, formerly the pastor of Plymouth Congregational church at Rochester, N. Y., who created such dis satisfaction by his soolallstio sermons some four years ago that he was compelled to leave the pulpit, has united with the Uni tarians and assumed the pastorate of the Church of Our Father at East Boston, Mass. The Swedish Evangelical Mission Cove nant of America has Just been awarded the title to "No. 8" gold mine at Nome, together with about 2yo,OuO which have been taken from the mlno by private per sons. The mine was staked out for the society by one of its missionaries, but fol lowing missionaries claimed it as their own property. Rev. J. W. Andrews of Mankato, Minn., who has gone to the Methodist general con ference at Los Angeles, announces that he proposes to offer an amendment to the articles of discipline which prohibit dan cing, card pluylng, theater going and sim ilar amusements by providing that these things be left to the conscience of each in dividual member. Rev. KTj Filllngham, the English clergy man, who has been making such spectacu lar and physically foruible objections In New York to Uixhop Potter's high church methods of worship, heard that the latter had been to the circus and had praised It highly. "It does not surprise me," said . Mr. Fillinghftm. "I should expect Bishop Potter to take the church to ft circus." Hy a kind friend the remark was reported to the bishop, who offered a mild observation in reply: "Better do as I do take the church to the circus than do as my brother Filllngham does and raise a cir cus in the church."