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Now York City
at last turned" over to Plzarro, was
worth more than $17,000,000. Havine
secured this, be calmly murdered tba
The vile act set all Peru buzzing
about the Spaniard's ears like a nest,
ful of enraged hornets. But Pizarro
paid little heed to the danger.
Wealth wrung by torture and
treachery flowed fast into his cof
fers. He bad found no literal moun
tains of gold and caverns of gems. But
he bad discovered bow Just as great
riches could be annexed through
cruelty. His partner, Amalgro, shared
to some extent in the prosperity and
new-found power. This did not suit
Plzarro. There were quarrels, and
Amalgro was Induced to lead an eipe
dltlon against Chili. This was IM
July, 1635. The Indians took advantage
of Amalgro'a absence to attack Pl
zarro, but were unable, in spite of their
vast numbers, to overcome him.
When Amalgro came back new
quarrels broke out. And the two for
mer comrades at last came to open
war. Amalgro was captured by Pl
zarro's troops and was put to death.
But his followers kept up the strife.
On Sunday morning, June 26, 1541,
a band of these men burst Into Pizar
ro's palace at Lima. Pizarro sprang
up from his breakfast table, half
armed, and flew at his assailants like
a wild beast, lie was of gigantic sta
ture, and despite his sixty-five years
he was still a dangerous foe. A fierce
battle WRrpd. Three of the conspirators
were slaiu by Pizarro before he fell,
mortally wounded, under a score of
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"Not very serious. You see, sbo la
: secretary of a woman's club."
"And after carrying the club mln
; utes all winter in her head, she sat
! down the other day and tried to writ
; 'em out."
Had Hit Number.
you remember old
"I'm sorry that I cannot recall him.'
"You remember him, all right"
FAMOUS RELIGIOUS EDITOR.
The famed Bible defender, the ven
erable Pastor Russell of London and
Brooklyn Tabernacles, has won un
stinted praise from the press and pnbUc
of many nations by forty years' unceas
ing activity as evangelist and writer.
In the early part of his ministry
smaller cities were frequently visited,
but not so now, since his field of op
eration has become world-wide, and
the urgent invitations to deliver free
public lectures In the largest cities
liave become so numerous that even all
of these cannot be accepted.
For the past several years Pastor
Bussell has made semi-annual foreign
tours, and, through the press reports of
tils meetings held in large public halls
of the leading cities, he has received
much favorable comment and publicity.
Wonderful Drawing Power.
As a public speaker on Bible topics,
Pastor Kussell stands unrivaled
stands alone in a place created by bis
own individual work, a place not previ
ously attained nor occupied by another.
The mammoth crowds that repeated
ly assemble to hear him at every op
portunity Is conclusive evidence ns to
his drawing power. Last year, while
conducting a series of Sunday meet
ings In the London Royal Albert Hall,
Pastor Russell received written com
munications through the mall from
more than six thousand persons, re
questing printed copies of his sermons.
Bo spontaneous a demand was both
unprecedented and unlooked for. An
other evidence of his popularity on the
other side of the rolUng blue is the
publication of his weekly sermons In
something over three hundred papers
In England, Ireland, Scotland, Australia.
The Editor of Great Britain's fore
most family paper, Tht People's Jour
nal, has so aptly commented and acted
on the matter that we can do no better
than to quote here the beart-to-beart
talk he gave his readers, no said:
A Wonderful Preacher.
"It la not the non-church-golng tenden
cies of thABe that I want to talk to
you about, although my 'theme' Is more
or less closely connected with that sub
ject. You hwve ail, I think, heard of
rastor Ilussell, the wonderful American
preacher, who has Just been Inducted to
the charfie of the London Tabernuele.
known nil over the United Kingdom and
thousand.? of milt's beyond, as Hi ""
at ma reverea opurgeon. Mr. Kussell has
achieved a position in the world of re
ligious thought unequaled by any living
Dlvlae. And, ourlously enough, he deliv
ers his message to far more people 'out
side' the church than could ever be
brought together within the walls of the
largest temple in the Universe. His ser
mons and writings have won for them
selves an extraordinary popularity in
America and I am credibly informed that
Pastor Russell's printed books on religious
subjects are excelled in circulation only
by the Bible itself. Just think what this
means. It means that millions of people
all over the world have found something
In Pastor Russell's sermons, essays and
lectures which they have been unable to
discover in any other religious writings
apart from the Great Book itself.
A Weekly Talk.
"Now, to come to the crux of the mat
ter. I feci sure that the vast majority of
my readers will learn with pleasure that
I have arranged for a weekly contribution
from the pen of Pastor Russell. A 'ser
monette' Mr. Russell himself calls It, but
I have an idea it will be found to be
something more, something fuller, than
merely a condensed sermon. I have been
reading a selection of the famous Pas
tor's religious writings, and they appeal
to me as being more of the nature of
quiet, discursive talks on serious subjects
than sermons or pulpit deliverances of the
conventional description. Pastor Russell
is a clear, enslly understood thinker; he
eschews dogma and all subtleties of form
and faith, and he says what he has to say
on the great truths of religion and morals
In plain but always beautiful language,
lie speaks and writes not only to the or
dinary church-goer, as we accept the
phrase, but to all intelligent men and wo-,
men, and I for one can quite well appre
ciate the unparalleled popularity which
he has achieved In America a popularity,
I feel eonvlnced, he will very soon equal
In this country. Pastor Russell's talks
will begin In the Journal next week, and 1
am hopeful that they will be an extremely
popular feature of the Journal."
The Press of America.
Pastor Russell's popularity abroad
does not deprive him of the honor of
preachiug to the largest congregation
In America. Surprising as it may
seem, bis sermons are at present pub
lished In more than one thousand
newspapers In America, reaching ap
proximately ten million homes weekly.
Last June and July, while making a
trans-continental tour to attend tho Bi
ble Students Convention at San Fnin
clsco, Pastor Russell m:u1e povernl
stops en route, end the reception every
where accorded tho "Anii'iicau S,ur
geon" was most lioart-cheerlutr.
Many excellent accounts of hi meet
ings were published. "Tho Ban Fran
cisco Call," In roaklus lefciem-o to
what other pa-jicrs were saying, inter
estluclv 6uni'nuri7.ed as foHows:-
Pastor rtusseil's given name has been
IobI to public record during the last ten
years, in which he has been famous as the
great 'Pastor' plain Pastor Russell who
has swayed hundreds of thousands In this
country and abroad.
"Do they come to hear him? Well, rath
er! So far it has been impossible to en
gage a hall large enough to hold the
crowds. Dreamland Rink has been hired
for this occasion. In Kansas City, Den
ver, Salt Lake and Los Angeles the Pas
tor and his faithful crew have taken the
populace by storm. The newspapers have
given him more space than a war scare
and print his speeches like a Presidential
Has Many Interpreters.
Pastor Russell recently returned
from a 'Round-the-YTorld" Tour. His
was a two-fold work, as he by appoint
ment was to Investigate certain mat
ters pertaining to Foreign Mission ac
tivities, and also to deliver public ad
dresses in Great Britain, Greece. In
dia, Ceylon. China. Japan, etc. He Is
soon to lenve on another Tour, which
will Include nenrly all of the countries
not previously visited by him. Thus
the declaration thnt the "Gospel of
the Kingdom" shall be preached as n
I witness to all nations in all the world
j will, by tho end of this year, prnctlcal
I ly be fulfilled by him alone.
Albert Payson Terhtm
TO mil rasuaiuae- v. i
Pizarro, Licensed "Hold Up Man"
r i neherd
ro, Spain, in 147B
mors of the New
World across the
lie heard of pnTAR O
boundless wealth, mountains of gold
' and sliver, rivers mil caverns flashing
with priceless gems all of which were
supposed to be found for the search-
Ing, everywhere in America.
The swineherd Francesco Plzarro .
by name had perhaps never in his ;
short life seen a single gold piece or
eaten a hearty meal. The tales of i
riches made him suddenly discontent- !
ed with his own humble routine. He j
was ignorant To his latest day he j
could never manage to learn how to (
read or write. But far wiser men than
himself had been taken in by these
stories of a las of wealth. The only
difference between such men and PI
zanro was that he actually succeeded
in winning such riches.
Leaving his swine Pizarro sailed
with a company of seedy adventurers
to the West Indies. There was much
work and small reward at first. But
he kept on. Through trade and rob
bery he had picked up enqugh money
by 1515 to settle near the new city of
Panama as a farmer. It was a laugh
able anti-climax to his visions of
wealth. But Plzarro was not the sort
of man to be laughed at.
As soon as he could scrape together
a little capital he formed a partner
ship with another adventurer, Amal
gro, and a priest named Luque, and
went In search of fortune. The expe
dition was a failure. But in the course
of it Pizarro heard of a southern
country Peru where gold was said
to be as cheap as Iron. He raided the
Peruvian coasts, but gathered scanty
Nevertheless, he believed be was at
last on the right track. He went to
Spain to get money and royal author
ity for further explorations. In Seville
he was thrown in prison for debt His
career seemed to be at an end. But
he managed to Interest the king of
Spain in his schemes. The king re
leased him and gave him a royal com
mission to conquer Peru. He set forth
and. In 1531, began his invasion of the
Using a civil war in Peru to help on
his adventure, he at length found his
way to the palace of the Inca (emper
or). Entering the palace as a trusted
guest, Plzarro made the Inca a pris
oner, and under tbrsat of death by
torture forced the luckless prisoner to
pay for freedom by a strange ransom.
This ransom was no less than a
huge roomful of gold. To gala this sun
it was necessary te stria the saered
Peruvian temples of their gelsta eras
ments. The full amount whta It was
t Banking as a Grocer's Adjunct
! A grocer, who contemplated start
ing a branch store, spent a day in the
store of the man whom he expected
, to buy out investigating neighbor
! hood conditions. In came a little
girl for two pounds of sugar, a pack
' age of starch, some flour, salt, and cof
' fee. Her purchases came to 87 cents.
"Mother will have a dollar tomor
row," she said, "and she will pay you
: The grocer nodded.
! "And she wants the change now,"
the child added. "She needs money
to buy thread."
i Unhesitatingly he counted out 13
. . The visitor was amazed,
j "Is that the way you do business
down here?" he asked.
"Have to," said the neighborhood
tradesman. "Can't get along any oth
er way. You have to know the people
you can safely extend credit to, but
the judgment and the will to carry on
a limited banking business without In
terest is the basis of every grocer's
sueoess In this part of town."
The grocer abandoned the new enterprise.
Character Told by Clothes.
Mr. Uutzon Borglum, the sculptor,
says In a newspaper article: "When
I get an order for a statue of a dead
man, I ask his people for a suit of
his clothes not a new suit, but an old
one, the oldest suit that may be found.
I can tell the man's character by six
inches of the legs of his trousers." It
is from the way the trousers bag at
the knees that Mr. Borglum decides
character. This seems to be trespass
ing on Mr. Sherlock Holmes' preserves.
SETTING THE STAGE.
"Well, it's about summer boarder
time. I guess you all have finished
preparations to make the city folks
feel nt homo in the country ?"
"You Letcher. We've hired a cou-t
pie of cheap Rube vaudeville actors
to come down and play our hired
hands. Ha has laid in a set of loud
calico wrappers and hid out the au
tomobile. Pa has raised some funny,
chin wlushers, while sis has rented
a milkmaid's outlit from the cob-.
turner'?. Just a oon cs we ran find,
a moss-coveiod r- to :rn In the
spring. ..''vo . u;: i: r.-lwtise in
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