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CITIES THAT HAVE SUICIDED. Hi THE LAND OP THE ASHANTEE.
THE SUGAR-COFFEE WAR.
An impression has obtained in thti
country originating; perhaps In the sol
tmn utteranoea of Prof. Leyds, a Boer
emissary in this country, that rather
than the British should have the satis
faction of taking Pretoria that beau
tiful city would be reduced to ashes by
its inhabitants, as Moscow was de
stroyed by the Russians to prevent its
falling into the ail-conquering hands bf
Napoleon Bonaparte. The British affect
to scout at the idea of Pretoria' de
struction by Its own people, and are
confident that in the near future Lord
Roberts will hoist the Union Jack above
its ramparts much in the tarns con
dition in which the city is today.
SAN DIEGO'S SUICIDE.
But though Pretoria is unlikely to
flie by Its own hand, there are dead and
dying cities all the world over which
owe their ends entirely to the criminal
foolishness of their own inhabitants.
You could hardly find a more striking
Instance in point than San Diego, once
a rising town In Southern California.
Its Inhabitants, in 1S83, finding their
population had Jumped 2,000 in a year,
determined that Ban0 Diego was going
to be the most Important city on the
Pacific They sank every penny they
could raise In buying land and building
houses. Prices were artificially rushed
up, till building lots on the principal
streets originally worth $100 fetched
$5,000 apiece. Then the bubble burst,
and the town was ruined. Today hun
dreds of half-flnlshed residences stand
In bitter warning of this madness to
the small remainder of San Diego's in
habitants. NEVADA'S RUINED CITY.
Evans City, in Nevada, is now repre
sented by two Btreets of ruins Inhab
ited by rattlesnakes and coyotes. But
twenty years ago It was a flourishing
town with a population of 3.000 or more,
line buildings were put up; but the
people were so eager to make money
they ntglected to provide any water
works or system 'of irrigation, A
drouth set in, and lasted six months.
Water by that time was being hauled
twenty miles and being sold for three
shillings a bucket. Then came as was
only natural fever, and a general exo
dus. The town was dead In a year.
TWO OTHER AMERICAN TOWNS.
Similar disregard for proper author
ity killed a town named Greenville, on
.he Mississippi river. The great Mis
BURIED UNDER AN ENGINE.
From under the wreck of a locomo
tive engine and three tons of coal, Jo
seph Gregory, engineer, and Thomas O.
Holman. fireman, in the employ of the
St. Louis, Iron Mountain & Southern
railway, were rescued unconscious and
brought to the railroad hospital in St.
They were discharged from the insti
tution last week, but they are still In
plaster casts, walling for their broken
hones and cuts and abrasions to heal
before resuming the perilous duties In
the discharge of which they have Just
had one of the most marvelous and In
explicable escapes in the history of the
railroading business In this country.
Fireman Holman thus relates the sto
ry of the accident:
"Engineer Gregory and I were pull
ing passenger 221, going south, on the
night of April 17 last. At 11:30 o'clock
we were two and one-half miles south
of Howcott, I,n., 661 miles below St.
Lou l. The whole country was covered
with water and Gregory was feeling his
way in an effort to detect washouts find
avoid accidents. The excessive ruin
had made the railroad business Hither
dangerous and we weren't sure of the
track at any stage after we struck
"We expected trouble this side of
Fish Creek trestle. Just out of Howcott,
and Gregory slowed down to a stop, but
we found the track all right. We had
no anticipation of danger at the other
nd of the trestle, where the ground
was high, well banked and substantial.
"Gregory pulled along slowly across
the trestle. We had gone about 300
yards further, feeling the ground hard
and safe, and the engineer was In the
very act of urging the engine forward
when I felt myself going down down
I didn't know where, and had no time
to think. And that's the last I know
until many hours afterward.
"Our speed at the moment of the sc
:ldent was not over seven and one-half
rnlles an hour. The engine had gone
ilown In a washout that was 35 feet
deep sml 30 feet across. She sank at
the tender, with her smokestack up,
the tender standing on Its forward end.
The tender turned Its three tons of coal
over on top of the cab, adding to the
weight that was on the engineer and
myself. How we got out of. alive
Ood only knows.
"The postal car, lmmedlatel yfollow
ing, dropped her trucks, Jumped the
washout and landed on the track on
the other side. It carried the engine's
smokestack and headlight along with
It, and they were found Imbedded In
he car's front end.
"When the postal car's trucks drop
ped, they fell end up. The baggage car
which was nest lost Its forward truck
and Its front fell and rested on the up
turned end of the tender. There It re
mained, ready to move forward upon
tis at any moment.
"The fall of the baggage truck dls
onncctod the air brake, which, work
ing automatically under the sleeping
ear, at once stopped the train. The
sissippi Is only kept in Its bed by gi
gantic embankments. Nowadays they
are kept up by the state. But at one
time each town along the banks had a
section to look after. The people of
Greenville became callously careless.
They allowed the strong current to eat
deep into the bnks without replacing
the soli. The result was that one April
night the river came down in a flood,
tore a yawning gap In the worn levee,
and swept Greenville anj most of Its
people from the face of the earth.
Johnstown, the Pennsylvania town,
wiped out by the bursting of the Cone
maugh Dam on May 31, 1889, owed this
shocking disaster and the loss of 6,000
lives directly to the Incredible care
lessness of its authorities, who were
warned the dam was insecure, but re
fused to move in the matter.
RUIN OF A. SIBERIAN TOWN.
Sometimes It Is sheer plgheadedness
which proves the ruin of a city. There
is & Siberian market town in the dis
trict of Smelnsk which rejoices In the
extraordinary name of Schemonajew
skoje. At present the grass grows In
its streets, and the weekly market is a
thing of the past. All its grown-up
male Inhabitants are in Jail. Their of
fense is that they openly defied the au
thorities In refusing to repair the high
way on which the town is built. Warn
ing after warning proved of no avail,
and at last the threats have become re
ality. The town has, of course, receiv
ed Us death blow.
A CASE IN HOLLAND.
If you go to Holland for a holiday
this summer It Is probable you will visit
the dead cities of Zuyder Zee, whose
grase-grown and desolate streets are a
melancholy lesson to careless towns.
Monnickendam was the most Important
of these, and when The Hague was a
mere village was one of the twenty
seven great towns of the Dutch repub
lic. Ships of large tonnage filled its
port, and gold flowed Into Its coffers.
The town grew Ia2y. The outer sea
was shallowing from year to year, but
they took no notice. Amsterdam, when
threatened with a similar fate, bestir
red herself, and cut the North ea
Canal, which traverses the entire length
of North Holland, Insuring her com
mercial prosperity. Mnnnlckendam let
things slide. No w her harbor is a mud
bank, and the place but a tiny village
Instead of a great and wealthy port.
passengers got out, and wading In three
feet of water, came to our rescue.
Gregory and I were hours under the
coal and wreckage, but as both of us
were unconscious we knew nothing of
It. Our ribs were broken, we were bad
ly scratched and a mass of cuts and
bruises were on head nnd body. The
company had us brought up to St.
Louis, where we are slowly recovering
from the injuries.
"Our engine was a ten-wheel passen
ger and at the point where the wreck
occurred we are usually going at the
rute of 33 to 40 miles an hour. Alto
gether It was the most remarkable
wreck I ever knew In the history of
railroading. If we had been making
our customary speed the whole train
would have been thrown down the em
bankment and many of the passengers
killed. As it was, none but the en
gineer and fireman suffered any Injury
Whe the wrecking crew got to work
they found they could not detach the
chair car from the baggage car with
out letting the latter go down apon the
wrecked engine, and the exercise of
great skill and labor was required to
pull the baggage and chair cars back
front the washout. But eventually the
work was accomplished and the track
Engineer Gregory Is 4S years old and
has been twenty years in the employ of
the company. lie lives at Alexandria,
Fireman Holman Is 43 years old and
has been with the company eleven
years. Ho had only been in the south
ern, section of the Iron Mountain road
one month, having previously been fire
man of the shops at De Soto, Mo. II
now lives at Alexandria, Mo.
SNAKE WHIPPED THE CROWS.
On the farm of Mahlon Hampton,
near Webster, Ind., a peculiar battle
between two crows and a large black
snake was witnessed by Mr. Hampton,
who chanced to be passing through a
dense woods. The crows would circle
about the snake a few yards above the
ground and would then swoop down
on the reptile and attempt to capture it
with their bills. The snake was game,
and would spring from its coll and
strike at every descent of the birds.
The fight continued for fully fifteen
minutes before the crows finally with,
drew In defeat.
This Is not Irish. It Is genuine pic
turesque English, perpetrated by a Lon
don paper called the Christian; "The
rcmrrkable providential escape of the
Prlnc of Wales from assassination , .
has ca'led forth a chorus of profound
regrets .'rom all the European govern
ments and almost the whole of the
Little Is heard of General Weyler
nowadays, but It Is safe to bet he
punctuates the news from Cuba witb
The king of Ashantee, Great Britain's
Implacable foe. Is the most extraordi
nary monarch In the world. He is pic
turesque, powerful and a merciless des
pot. Twenty-six years ago England
sent out an expedition at a cost of 14,
000,000 to bring the king of Ashantee to
terms, and before the expedition re
turned it had cost $4,000,000 more.
Tills king lives In the interior of Af
rica, several hundred miles from the
Gold Coast on the western shore. He
wears a girdle of dried grass around
his loins, and a "plug" hat. Where he
got this hat nobody knows, but it is
his only crown. Ha has no throne, but
Instead he has a atool of solid gold,
which four slaves cany around for him
wherever he goes. Upon this he sits
and gives his orders. They are all ver
bal, but often they mean either life or
The kings' name is Prempeh, and he
Is the absolute monarch of more than
3,000,000 savages. His emblem of au
thority Is a giant umbrella. The spokes
are of embossed gold, and on the end
of each spoke is a human skull. This
emblem has descended to him through
a long line of ancestry.
King Prepeh has exactly 3,333 wives.
Why this number should have been de
cided upon he does not know. Like
several other things, they come to him
by Inheritance. He takes them for
The kingdom of Ashantee is rich In
gold, and Prempeh is many times a
millionaire. He wears earrings of solid
gold. All of his personal adornments
are of gold.
He owns the only house In his king
dom. It is a rude structure of stone.
His royal highness sleeps on the floor.
, King Prempeh Is a bloodthirsty riler
and Is In the habit of making human
sacrifices. This Is one of the practices
which England desires him to stop, for
whenever his gods are displeased he
seeks to propitiate them by having a
few hundred of his subjects beheaded.
It was to put a stop to this that Eng
land made war on the king of Ashantee
In 70s. There was fighting again In
1895, and again In 1896. Now there are
Indications of more trouble. Still the
king of Ashantee goes on with his bar
barous practices, killing whenever he
pleases and ruling with absolute pow-i
er. ifls subjects love him because he
Is of their royal blood and fear him J
because of his cruelty. Hut they will
allow no other country to Interfere with'
their affairs, If they can help it.
When, in 1874, England sent an ex
pedition against King Koffee, the pre
decessor of King Prempeh, Sir Garnet
Wolseley'was at the head of It. He
burned the king's capital, Coomasie,
and forced him to agree to certain con
ditions, among others that he would
abolish the practice of human sacrifices
but these agreements neither Koffee
nor Prempeh have carried out. The
consequence has been frequent trouble
ever since Great Britain has under
taken the task of civilizing these black
skinned and untutored savages.
The fact that the country of Ashantee
is exceedingly rich In gold, and that
France controls the neighboring coun
try of Dahomey, may have something
to do with England's solicitude for the
people of Ashantee and their comic
There Is probably no other savage
race who are capable of putting up
such a stiff fight, for they are born
warriors and love their country with a
savage kind of patriotism. Besides,
HER WORLD IS
There is a seven-year-old girl In Al-
vlso, California, who lives In a world
all her own, 'Nobody would want to
share her world with her, because it
Is a topsy-turvy one so very topsy
turvy that It makes the head dizzy Just
to think about It.
Little Mary Terry sees everything
bottom-side up and backward. The ex
periences that each day brings to this
child In real life are more remarkable
than those which betel Alice in Won
derland, for Alice was fiction and Mary
This sole Inhabitant of topsy-turvy-dom
Is the daughter of a Portuguese
rancher near Alvarado. For two years
she has "attended the Alvlso public
school. She Is a pretty child, shy and
graceful, with rosy coloring and black
Her case puzzles the wise men of the
west. So far as is now known, a sim
ilar instance has not been brought to
the attention of science.
It was nearly a year before her teach
er, Miss Carrie Parrlsh, discovered the
peculiarity of little Mary. The first six
months' work in the receiving class
consists mainly of the teaching of Eng
lish. From the first Mary appeared
timid and seemed slower of compre
hension than the other members of her
class. Nobody could understand-why
she did not learn faster. For a whole
year her strange hieroglyphics appear
ed utterly meaningless to her teacher,
who could only wotyler at their Invari
able Incorrectness. One day a certain
method In theli madness became ap
parent to Miss Parrlsh. Then sho dis
covered that her ll'tle pupil was not
only writing everything upside down,
but was reversing everything that he
Since the dnte of her disco It has
been a perpetual struggle for Miss
Parrlsh to keep pace with her pupil's
peculiar point of view, and after 'pa
tlent effort, most praiseworthy on the
they would not dare refuse to fight.
Refusal would not only mean disgrace,
but instant death. The power of this
picturesque monarch is unquestioned.
Should the czar of all the Russias think
of doing what King Prempeh does and
thinks of doing, there would be a va
cancy In the winter palace. The sultan
of Turkey Is a novice In tyranny as
compared with the black king of
Ashantee. If his breakfast does not
happen to agree with him, the cook
is liable to lose her head, literally. If
one of his subjects should even happen
to look at one of his wives, the said
subject would be conducted by a sub
ordinate to some shady grove, or to
the rear of the woodshed and he
would never return. 'Should any of his
warriors refuse to fight well, there is
no telling yhere the gore-shedding pro
clivities of the monarch with the plug
hat would stop!
Whenever a king of Ashantee dies a
guard of 2,000 of his subjects are
slaughtered to conduct him to the oth
er world. It is said that as many as
10,000 people have been slain on such
Every time there Is a national fes
tival there are human sacrifices. In
fact, blood-letting seems to be one of
the principal occupations of royalty in
Back of the town of Coomasie there
is a place called by travelers the Grove
of Skulls, where the bones of victims
are thrown. Here Is what Henry Stan
ley said of It when, In 1874, as a war
correspondent, he accompanied the ex
pedition of Sir Garnet Wolseley:
"As we drew near the foul smells . .
. . became suffocating. It was almost
Impossible to stop longer than to take
a general view of this great Golgotha.
We saw thirty or forty decapitated
bodies and countless skulls, which lay
piled In heaps and scattered over a
wide extent. The stoutest heart and
most stoical mind might have been ap
palled." Several officers of this expedition, al
though it remained In Coomasie only
two days, visited this Grove of Skulls,
and subsequently described It as sur
passing In horror anything to be seen
In the world.
The king of Ashantee Is opposed to
progress. He does not want any roads
In his domain. When the English cut
their way Inland from the Gold Coast
they left a fine road behind them. With
several pistols pointed at his head the
king agreed to keep this road In repair
and not allow It to be overgrown, but
he knew that the rainy season was at
hand, and that the English would have
to hurry back to the coast. The road
was never touched.
The system of human sacrifices prac
ticed In Ashantee Is founded on a wild
idea of filial duty, for it is believed that
the rank of dead relatives In the next
world will be measured by the number
of descendants sent after them from
this. There are two periods, called
"The Great Adai" and "The Little
Adal," succeeding each other at inter
vals of eighteen and twenty-four days
after the death of some member of the
royal house, at which human victims
are Immolated to a monstrous extent.
On the Great Adal the king visits
the graves of the royal dead at Ban
tama, where their skeletons, held to
gether by links of gold, sit in grim
mockery of state.
A short prayer will get to heaven
quicker than a long one.
part of a teacher who Is In constant
charge of four and five different
giades of pupils, Miss Parrlsh has suc
ceeded In making the little girl under,
stund that to be herself understood she
must reverse and Invert what she sees.
A simple inversion of things, with
out the accompanying reversion. Is a
fairly common conception, and theat
tempt to conceave of the various phys
ical and psychical phenomena conse
quent on living In an upside-down
world has been made the subject ol
practical experiment In San Francisco,
as when Mr. O. M. Stratton, A. M.,
professor of psychology at Berkeley
university, made his famous looking
glass experiments. But neither of
these reached the unique point of view
which Is Mary Terry's peculiarity. The
other day at the school, In looking at
the words on the blackboard, she seem
ed to be trying to peer over them to
the other side, which Is exactly the
mental attitude necessary to the ordi
nary observer for the conception of the
origin of Mary's kind of writing.
It Is apparently Impossible for her,
until she has seen over the letters, t
understand their meaning.
IN THE YEAR 100 B. C.
"Coward!" said the barbarian, "Th
men of my tribe would scorn to use a
"So be It," said the Romnn. "For the
hojior of my legion I will meet thceoji
thy own terms!
And, canting aside his shield, he sail
ed In and seized the barbarian by his
long whiskers with one hand, while he
plied his short sword vigorously with
the others. In three minutes and five
ceconds Ids antagonist bit the dust
Th- Roman reported his casualties nr
an aim, a luntf and an ear. In tlx
vicinity It was regarded ns a folr-to-mlddling
fight nothing extraordinary,
New York. (Special.) Never in the
aislory of the new world has such a
prolonged and ruinous comemrclal war
been waged as is now on between the
giant industries, the sugar and coffee
trade, witb the Havemeyers on one side
and John Arbuckle and the Independ
ent companies on the other.
It has been a battle of millions.
financial war of extermination and no
end In sight
When John Arbuckle two years ago
threw down the gauntlet and H. O.
Havemeyer picked it up, it was under
stood that it was to be a duel to the
With singular bitterness these men
have continued the fight, sacrificing
luring the period more than $100,000,000.
A natural hatred has sprung up now
between the men, and they are prepar
?d to further use their millions and
their power to annihilate each other.
Neither has left a single thing tin
lone to drive the other out of business,
tt is to be another case of the "sur
vival of the fittest."
Just how much It has cost to carry
on this fight will perhaps never be de
termined. The market value of the
trust company's stock alone has depre
ciated in the last two years over $20,
000,000, while the company's earnings
have dwindled until the common stock,
which earned 12 per cent before the
fight, has lost half Its earnings. '
It Is the same with the other con
cerns. In the game of cut throat, both
sides have been forced to reduce the
prices of their commodities, and in this
way they are said to have cut down
their revenues over $100,000,000.
The $50,000,000 "accumulated surplus"
which the sugar trust once boasted of
has been entirely swept away and the
:ompany'g finances reduced to a de
When the fight first began the price
if sugar was reduced until it was sell
ing at $3 less per barrel than formerly,
md as the sugar trust had an output of
10,000 barrels a day at the time, the
tremendous loss can easily be figured.
The profits of the refined sugar In
dustry naturally are limited to the mar.
lted to the margin between the raw
and refined sugar, and when It amount
ed to a cent or more a pound there
were "millions In It." Every quarter
of a cent profit on a basis of the trust's
total output means from $5,000,000 to
KOOO.OOO net revenue.
At the price the trust Is selling today
according to the figures given by Mr.
A NEW SHIP
Every winter many vessels are
wrecked in rounding Cape Cod, and it
Is to avoid this danger that a Massa
chusetts Inventor, George M. Copeland,
has devised a ship railroad to carry
vessels across this dangerous piece of
Speaking of his plans, Mr. Copeland
"The most expensive part of the rail
road will be at either terminal, where
it would equal about one-half of the
entire construction. It would be a
twelve-rail system, with each pair of
rails the same distance apart, as on
steam railroads, and the rails would be
of similar construction. The rails di
rectly at the terminals are sectioned
off. The section Is large enough to hold
the car cradle, which will hold the ves
sel, and will be held In place by hy
drallc means, while the car and load
is upon It. This can be lowered down
under water far enough to allow the
vessel to be floated In over it and then
fastened. The rails and cradle will
then be raised until the keel of the ves
sel rests in place, and the touching of
the keel will send a signal to the offi
cer' in charge.
"There are four cab-like construc
tions on the car, one in each corner,
and the tops of these are always above
water, and allow the men a place to
work. Tackles, windlasses, and other
working tools will be placed on each.
BLACK SOLDIERS OP ENGLAND.
The Boers feel that a crowning Insult
haB been offered to them by the British
government in getting black soldiers to
guard their heroic Genera Cronje.
The Boers, as It is well known, have an
Intense contempt for the colored race.
The guards for Cronje and his men
have been selected from the Third
West India regiment, which now forms
the military garrison on the Island. For
several years these negro troops have
been assigned to this Isolated post.
Owing to their being used to the tropic
heat from Infancy, they are better able
to endure the trying life on the rock,
which soon sups the energy of white
The black trops are (commanded,
however, by white officers of the Eng
!sh army. They have been recruited
from Jamaica and Barbadoes, and con
itltute a body of the best picked blcvk
men from these two Islands. Thoy have
been thoroughly drilled and possess re.
mnrkablc powers of endurance. They
wear a picturesque uniform of the
totiave pattern, consisting of bright red
waistcoat, braided and loose fitting
trousers, with white leggings. The head
wear is a white madras turban, which
makes a light and airy head covering,
broadly contrasting with their other
Havemeyer before the Wsshlngt
trust investigation, there is not only
no profit to the company, but an s-rtvsi
A statement made at the time the
fight was inaugurated is signncant to
day. It was then said by an authority;
"A lot of capital will be destroyed,
many refineries will be closed, and the
whole business will relapse into the old
conditions when no one made meman
when sugar wan inferior and dear, and
when refineries were not profitable in
vestments. Then natural causes wtD
operate to produce results, the Industry
will be reorganized, the weak srIU ge
to the wall and the strong survives"
The war was precipitated In this
way: The Arbuckles were doing; an Im
mense business with the patent filled
bags of coffee. They wanted to branch.
out, and hit upon the idea or bavins
similar bags filled with sugar' and
placed on the market. A contract ws
accordingly made witb Havemeyer to
supply the sugar.
Two years ago the price of raw sugat
dropped. But the Arbuckles noticed
that the rate was maintained so far sa
they were concerned and protested. Tba
Havemeyers told them they were get
ting their sugar as cheap aa anybody
else and there would be no reduction.
"AH right, then," said John Arbucsda
to H. O. Havemeyer. "You're not tba
only man who can refine sugar."
"No," responded Havemeyer,. "and
you're not the only one that can. coast
The result of that tilt was that tba
Arbuckles went into the sugar business)
and the Havemeyers tried their band at
sellln geoffee. The slashing of rates fol
lowed, which was joined in by all tba
refineries not in the trust, including; tbej
Doscher and Mollenhauer Institutions.
And the question comes, when It Is
all over, who will pay the price. Thtt
conqueror will get back the miUlonsr-
he has lost, be it Arbuckle or Have
In the end there need be no feerv
The consumers will be made to pay foe
the benefits they have enjoyed from tba
When one or the other has cried quit
the price' of sugar and coffee will be
placed on a basis that will assure the
speedy return of the millions that have .
been sunken in the efforts of these
kings of commerce to ruin each other.
The harm of a creed is in converting
it from a staff into a club.
As soon as the vessel Is in place-tba
men will haul in the chucks," wbieb
are adjustable to any formed vessel.
They have finger-like ends, and assoott
as one strikes the side of the boat th
others soon sink the side with a roll
ing motion. As soon as all the chuck
are in place the cargo is firmly In place
and the car and vessel is raised to th
level of othe other tracks. Twin en
gines, which will be used in transporta
tion, will then be put in place, one
either side. They are so constructed
that they fit in between the cab houses
at the sides, and with couplings they
are made a part of the big cradle. The
engines are on rails which exactly Bt
onto those of the main road, where they
are in place the cradle, and these run
on rails running at right angles, and,
thus allow the whole to be slid Inta
"When this is done the immense- cat
Is ready for transportation with its
load. It Is estimated that this work
would take about thirty minutes. At
the other end of the route everything
is reversed. The engines are with
drawn to the sidings, the cradle and
car are lowered to a depth sufficient to
allow the vessel to float, and that
chucks' are removed and the vessel;
hauled clear, and Is ready for another
sea' journey. In making this transit
a speed of twelve miles an hoar can
easily be made with safety."
gay colored garments.
A detachment of these black soldiers
Is stationed near the quarters of the
Boer general, and will watch ail -hia
movements and accompany him on bin
walks and drives In and around the
limit prescribed for the exile. Whether
General Cronje will fare better at th
hands of the present governor of 8U
Helena and his black watchers than
did Napoleon from the tyrant, 8lr Hod
son Lowe, and his nagging followers. It
a question for time to solve.
Blnhop William Taylor, who lav
on the superannuated list of the Mm.
odlst Episcopal church, haa had a most
eventful career. Before his retirement
from active life, four years ago, be bed.
preached regularly for fifty-three years.
Ho began as a street preacher In Cali
fornia, and then entered the foreign,
mission field. He has worked la Af
rica, Australia, Asia and South Amer-,
lea, and on moat of the Islands of tba.
South Pacific. ,
Philadelphia Press: Mrs. Peck Gra
cious! I dread diphtheria mora the
any disease I ever, heard of. Henry
Peck Really? Didn't you sver has s?
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