July 16, 1914

July 16, 1914

Close to 300 persons have purchased tickets to attend the Medford day exercises at the Ashland Chautauqua. Probably 300 more have gone or are going by automobile. One hundred and twenty-five left for Ashland on the No. 43, a hundred on No. 13, and over a hundred more on the 1:25 special. A large number are expected to leave on the 7 p.m. special tonight in order to attend the evening session.

Nearly every delegate to Ashland wore a Medford badge.

An elaborate musical program has been prepared by Professor Taillandier, in addition to regular Chautauqua exercises.


ASHLAND, July 16 — Crowded houses on three successive occasions testified to the estimate which music lovers attending chautauqua placed upon the merits of the Dixie Jubilee Singers. In the words of a listener, these concerts were "The embodiment of the irrepressible optimism of the (black) race expressing itself not only in audible form but also in melodious accents unexcelled."

The farewell appearances of these popular vocalists was on Tuesday evening.

Missionary Societies

The allied missionary societies of the various churches utilize a morning hour devoted to opportune topics. Tuesday morning the little folk occupied the stage in a charming exercise upon Longfellow's famous poem entitled "The Building of the Ship." At the same hour Dr. Gilbert was discussing the merits of a sound financial system, whether applied to Wall Street and other moneyed centers or throughout the land in general. Specifically his talk in this instance dwelt upon the issuance of stocks, bonds and other securities, the marketing of the same and the fluctuations to which such securities are liable. The official program facetiously refers to the ages of those eligible to membership in Dr. Gilbert's classes as ranging from 16 to 86, which indirectly means that both young and old may profit thereby.

Tuesday, Dr. Parson's subject was "Religious Institutions of the Bible," and today "The Social Institutions of the Bible" were discussed.

Drama is studied

Beginning with this week, Prof. Berchtold and the members of the local Study club are making grandstand plays in the pagoda on Chautauqua heights. The department of literature occupies an hour daily, lectures being added to discussions of questions pertaining to the drama, modern thought and outlines of foreign literature.