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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, December 04, 1912, Image 26',
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of the feeding of starving tens of
thousands by himself, and then
went into the miracle business.
He was no'i slough at miracles,
either. He produced money when
ever he wanted it, usually by ex
tracting it from the people back
home in a perfectly painless fash
ion. After a time the long distance
collection of money fell off a lit
tle. So Tufts came home to Chi
cago and lectured and gathered
subscriptions for the benighted
After collecting somewhere
near a quarter of a million dollars
Tufts went back to India. He had
sent his wife and two children
there ahead of him.
He and Parnell were still to
gether. They took up residence
in a temple in Calcutta. He and
Parnell did the praying in this
temple. Alexander Dowe, an ex
gambler, passed the hat.
About this time Tufts suffered
another vision, which told him
that his wife was possessed of
So he sent his wife into the
jungle to get rid of the devils. He
gave her $5 to live on while get
ting rid of them.
After about six months, Mrs.
Tufts came out of the jungle and
visited her husband to see if the
devils were gone. Tufts decided
they were not, and had another
This vision told him to lock his
wife in the temple and let her eat
nothing but curried peppers. He
obeyed the vision.
Meantime, Tufts' business was
flourishing. In India he was
"training the young sons of cool
ies" to become American minis
ters. His method of doing this was
to kidnap said sons, and put them
to work on a big tea plantation
which he had bought with money
extracted from the American
public The tea business was ex
cellent, seeing there were no
wages to pay.
In 1906, Tufts took his wife to
London. There he left her, and
she was forced to enter a work
house, which is the English name
In America, Tufts immediate
ly began collecting more money,
and a vision told him that the
collecting would be better if he
became a God, and divorced his
wife, and married Mrs. Jennie
Henry Scranton Roe, who hap
pened to have a fortune of about
He did all three without ever
turning a hair, and soon after the
marriage got some sort of a
power of attorney from his wife,
which put the disposal of her
wealth in his hands.
About this time, there were
frequent quarrels between Tufts
and wife No. 2. .
She objected to Parnell, who
was acting at Tufts' shadow.
Tufts called him his "love slave."
When Mrs. Tufts objected to
the love slaving of Parnell, Tufts
ordered her out of the house. She
went, and had him arrested for
embezzling her money.
One of the painful incidents in
Tufts' life was in connection with
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