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WAS ONCE A BARTENDER, NOW HE'S A BISHOP
Many years ago a boy slipped
across the bar many a schooner
of "suds," and poured out many
a "pony" for .the parched and
thirsty throated? river men who
frequented the tavern bar on the
The rough frequenters of the
bar called him "Marv" because
i r hb
Bishop William P. Eveland.
he was so slight and so little like
themselves in word or action. In
an air reeking with tobacco
smoke and river profanity the
young "barkeep" was never heard
"cussing" and never seen smok
ing or drinking. His real name
was William Perry Eveland.
- After a few years of bartending
young Eveland moved on to Phil
adelphia -and went to work in a
tiner the factory iob he turned his
attention to the boot blacking in
dustry and a few other jobs o
" Finally, after learning the can
dy making trade, he drifted inter
a railroad office and was made a
timekeeper. Some time later one
of the old-fashioned Methodist'
revivals took the town by storm
and Eveland was converted.
He took up religious work so
zealously that the revivalist sug
gested he would make a good
preacher. Eveland liked this idea
but felt his lack of education. He
was barely able to read and write
having quit school -when he wag
12 years old.
He set in to catch up on his1
neglected .schooling, and entered
Pennington seminary, agreeing
to do the janitor work for his tuii
tion ; and he did odd jobs for hisj
board. He began to preach be-
fore he had finished his education
and then took regular pastorates
finally going to the Williamsport
Pa., seminary as president.
At the last Methodist general
conference he Avas elected misn
sionary bishop for southern Asia
and he will soon sail for his newj
Goldski "(dictating a letter)-
Mn Dear Mr. Schankelhauseffi
Miss Keytap How do you!
spell that name?
-Goldski S-c-h Oh, py de
vay, I dink you petter pegin der.
letter "Mv Dear Sir." tinrlf vo
candy factory, but just b.efore get-1 de vear and tear on de machine