alice willard

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A Noted Woman Who is Known to Our People. of 50c 50c 50c JL1CB R. WIUABD HAS RI4EN BY FOKCE OK N AT UK A L AIULITIKS. hki: Is Now Assistant Manager of the Wo man's Republican commltteo. of today and the last depot keep ladies dinner rooms. 17. Burlington to attend low a aged 19, occurred in been to the from to M in building sup for the Pacitlo, wind in the certifl are close to town in the in tbe las being the to the of an ap as de ap. regular spec toatten leaving returning further depot. a fine on firm and peculiar bonnets, wear. Coal Downing in a Western Virginia Al or At the beginning ol the organization cf the republican nat or.a! cmpao it whs decided by the natiooal executive crn - mittee that when headquarters were e - ttblished it would be neceary to dweote a department exclusively ti women, au'1 in pursuance of this decision wheo th - Chicsgo headquarters aere opened in t' e Auditorium building, ample provision were made for a department to fur.r.er the interests 1 f woman in the republican campaign. Mrs. J. Ellen Fter waf chosen ss the bead of this department by the national executive cjmmitee. A - hercbinf a'sistantin th: wirk, Mr?. Fc? er choss a lady wod known to rnsny re: idents of Buffalo county and one who wts foraerly a resident and a wcrker in thr - republican cauee in this portion of Nebraska. Nebraska. The Hflb finds a eketch r,f her life in the Boston Sunday Herald, of Sep tember27, which it believes is of eutii cient local interest to reproduce: Mrs. Alice Roeaiter Willard, Mr. Foster's private secretary, who is ii - charge of headquarters, wbile Mrs Foster istwayon speech - making tours, is another another well known public women, fully a enthusiastic ovrr the woman's work as Mrs. Foster, and with the same loyalty to the republican party. Mr. Willard ha - bad a wide experience in general buRinee., and in j arnalitic work in this country and in England, and much of the cam Daion liters' me sent out bv the womanV I department is from her pen. 8be a e . in.vara Ka aratar narl nf fcliA lffern re ceived at headquarters. Hhe was born in Illinois, but the greater part of her life ha been spent west of the Missouri river, where she married and lived until aftei her husband's death. In 1873. her firmly moved to tirand Iilaod, Ntb .then atown of less than 500 inhabitants and on tt'n very outrkirts of civilintion. For 17 ) ears she made Nebraska her heme, aoi during her younger days led an interr ing romantic life. Wben a very yoorv girl, she went to a publisher aud atkrri for employment, for aoy kind of work that an Inexperienced band might un dertake. She bad no special training for any kind of business no education be yond what a few months at wide inter vals in common school had enabled her to acquire, nor was there anythirg re markable in her appearance, and e'.e suffered from exceeding deafnees. Ai she asked was a chance to learn, and 1 was given her. 8be soon became a vood compositor, soon commenced writing f local papers, attracted some attention in this way, and was, at the age of 21, ap pointed postmaster in her town, Loiif City, Neb., then a flourishing and pmmi ing place, in which position she serve'. succeec fully for five yerf. furirg thic j period she studied a great deal, wrote occasionally occasionally for the newspapers, and also became interested in politics. Hoon after she retirtd from the fervice of the gov ernment she married Mr. O B. Willard, a well known newspaper man of that sec tion. In those days the country in which Mr. and Mrs. Willard lived was bt - cet bj a corrupt political ring Mr. vs 11 1 rl aided by his wife and hs paper, wagud bitter war against this ring, and af er a long and tedious flgit a glor 0'ia victory was gained, tbe result of which was the assassination of Mr. Willard at the haoij - of a paid accomplice ol his otpiren'' Most women would have ktn over whelmed at such a b'ow, tin. Mrs. Willerr! bravely bore the ordeal, took full charge of her husband's newspaper an. I hiio!n re, and in a few months eacctHf.illy had closed up all business matters aud Hold hern wepaper. Hhe tben went to Lin coin, Neb, whe'e fhe served aa an enrolling enrolling clerk during ihe legislative einn of 1883 80, uuder appointinont of L.eut G)V. Meike j hn, now cougreeflniau from Nebraeka. After this Mr. Willard became interested interested in the W C. T U and varion i:ber organ'Z4tions in tbe eaet, and at thegiut world's W ( T. U convent on, held it Queen's Hall, Ivuid in, reonily, ol.e had the honor of b - ing introduced fr m t'.e platform to the asen.blge of ile'egti - s from 30 countries by tlie president of the W. O. T. D , Mips Fruices i liar 1. Mo. Willard has always been Headf' in her allegiance to thn rcputi'i.nn onr y. and, ai a personal friend nf Mrs. Frp'.er, she was asked by her to join her in the great work for t'e women in th - a:h paii" of 18!in Nirce the opering f I1 e repuolican utioaai lit - rf' (j';artT a ( m cago, Mrs. WilUrd ha devoted her who time and interest to the work, nod h - n proved a moat v.lnalile aid to M s Foster, The stiff of correspondent" ai.d aif - ants nnder the enperviR on nf M. Willard is made np of yonng rnen who are deeply interested In the pohti' of the country, ami who beni their whole energies to tbe work. o.n of .v: N'or'h gr3i thex ' I m te f td - Ho - .. cult'i ii'i ''a'.e jaari I. It. lay he loi a.n in. - ein 't ehe The ir.7 at tv . - - - ch i - J. M Dr. Omnd hotI t.hei Xe - She . - i i V - I i.r i LiCkC - el l r.e el'e, e t' - mm'. has pt - it 'e new i - irrf r. . - he co. - trjri as n. - .'.v r.r j o: ( 1 'I , l:u' 1 - . T.i a:: Llndell Hotel - Lincoln the Boet What yon have wanted fir the ;t i -

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  1. The Kearney Daily Hub,
  2. 10 Oct 1896, Sat,
  3. Page 3

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