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Description: Lithia Chautauqua

Date: August 18 1901

Newspaper published in: St. Louis, MO


Page/Column: Page 12, Column 6

Mrs. L. Ormiston Chant of England Delivered an Address
Lithia, Ill., Aug. 17 Mrs. L. Ormiston Chant of London, England, addressed the people here this afternoon on "America as Seen Through an English Woman's Eyes." Mrs. Chant is an eloquent speaker, and captivates her audiences. She was engaged by the International Chautauqua Alliance to come to America this season and lecture to some of the chautauquas of the country.
J. M. Clary, president of Greer College, Hoopeston, Ill., gave an address this morning on the subject, "The Old Schoolhouse and the New." He was followed on the platform by W. S. Reese, president of Westfield College, Westfield, Ill.
A woman's conference was held at 4 p.m. by Mrs. Chant. In the absence this morning of the instructor, G. P. Randle, the history class listened to a talk by H. H. Barber on "New England History. Among the arrivals yesterday was that of Doctor Calla Geisel from Battle Creek Sanitarium, Michigan, who has charge of the health department, and under whose direction a cooking school, at 1.30 p. m., was added to the other schools. Miss Emily Chesney of Abingdon, Ill., is teacher of the kindergarten, which has forty pupils.
To-night "A Journey Through Mammoth Cave" was Illustrated b' Doctor Charles Boaz of Mattoon, Ill. He will also superintend the Sunday school of the morning. The sermon of the forenoon will be preached by the Reverend W. J. Frazer, pastor of the Presbyterian Church, Elkhart, Ind. from the subject, The Religion of the Hand." In the afternoon, the sermon will be by Mrs. Chant, who will afterwards lead a womans conference, having as it subject Missionary Work.

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