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The fete is to last five days, and on Wednesday evening there is to be a grand illumination on the lake.
We always linger in Vevey; on the shore of Lake Leman, in view of the mountains, it is a charming place to rest. Byron wrote about it-or of Castle Chillon, near here-and Victor Hugo wrote, "I am in Vevey, pretty little town-clean, English, comfortable, and sheltered by the Alps as by a screen; clear, summer sky above, bright sunshine, the hillsides covered. with rich, ripe grapes, and that magnificent emerald Lake Leman, encased as in silver amongst mountains of snow."
We go from here to Zermatt, where we get a splendid view of the Matterhorn and the Alps. Our steamer to Boveret steams along the quay in front of Vevey; the crowds are gathering for the fete, with flags flying,
while the amphitheatre is already full at 7 o'clock in the morning; the whole. scene is a delight. We pass Montreux and other Swiss villages. The shore of the lake is level for the whole distance, while there are villas and hotels clear up the mountain sides which are covered with vineyards; walking on the beautiful roadway where we walked nine miles when here last, to the Castle of Chillon; now an electric railroad conveys you, which is soon loaded with people going to the fete. We soon come to the railroad up the mountain (which has been built since we were here), to get a view of the lake. The old castle is soon reached, and the Hotel Byron, on which flies the stars and stripes.
F. C. SESSIONS. LAKE LEMAN, SWITZERLAND, Aug. 1889.
WILLIAM BURTON ALLEN.
SUCCESS is the watchword of the man of affairs, and when it is achieved it is evidence that it is not all of life to live. Permanent success is rarely the result of luck. Wealth obtained by chance is similar to that inherited -does not always come to stay, because the possessor has no practical knowledge of how it was acquired. The struggle for success in the acquisition of wealth is the schooling which ripens and prepares the man to appreciate its value and to preserve it for the comforts it will bring him, and the benefit it will secure to common humanity in its distribution.
In Washington, success may be illustrated thus: "Born 1855, in Slowtown, Pennsylvania; acquired good practical eduction and fair experience in the business up to 1876. Plodded for ten years to get ahead in Slowtown. In 1886 secured money enough to pay passage and a week's board and come to Washington, where, with new vigor, seized the first opportunity for business. In 1890, had accumulated $100,ooo, more or less."
Such are frequent records of successful men in Washington. No wellbalanced man need fail of success if his aims and efforts are honorable and well and vigorously directed, as
the opportunities are abundant and open to all.
William B. Allen is among those who have illustrated this fact. He came to Washington in 1886, a young man with purpose and will to improve the opportunities here presented for success in business and other affairs. He was well equipped by education, social standing, practical training and experience to fill any position of trust, responsibility and prominence. At twenty years of age, (1875), he left college to do service in the treasurer's office of Cook county, Illinois, Chicago-which office his father had previously held-and served in different important and responsible capacities therein, with credit and favor for eight years. For some months prior to the spring of 1886, Mr. Allen, as deputy, had the entire charge and management of the office of Wm. H. Gleason, collector of the town of South Chicago, the latter being otherwise engaged. The magnitude of this responsibility may be imagined from the fact that Collector Gleason's official bond was $8,050,000. During Mr. Allen's connection with these official positions he was brought in contact with politicians and political affairs, and for his business ability
and honorable methods he commanded high respect.
Mr. Allen is a native of Elk Grove, near Chicago, Illinois, his birth being. July, 13, 1854. He lived on a farm with his parents and attended the public school until he was sixteen years of age, (1870), when he entered the preparatory class of the Northwestern University, at Evanston near Chicago-Bishop Fowler, presidentin which, and in the advanced classes, he remained for three years, when he left and took a course of business instruction in Bryant & Stratton's commercial college, at Chicago, preparatory to entering service in the Cook county treasurer's office in Chicago, in 1875.
Mr. Allen's ancestors are English on both his father's and mother's His paternal great-grandfather was a sergeant in the artillery service and cousin of Ethan Allen, of Revolutionary fame. His paternal grandfather lived in Vermont, where William B.'s father, Jesse Mills Allen, was born, at Stockbridge, July 30, 1829, and, at the age of six years came with his parents, in July, 1835, to Chicago, where they have ever since lived on the old "Homestead "purchased from the United States. He has always taken an active part in political affairs, and for a term was elected to and held the office of county treasurer of Cook county, the most responsible office therein. He also represented his district for several years in the county board of super
visors of Cook county. William B.'s mother's maiden name was Veronica Dibb, a native of Hull, England, who came to the United States with her parents, at the age of sixteen years. Shortly prior to 1886, Mr. Allen's father visited the Pacific Coast and the Puget Sound region; observing the great resources and great responsibilities of Washington, he, on his return home, advised his son to go there and avail himself of the fine business opportunities that country afforded, afforded, especially to a young man of his gifts, to achieve success. Heeding his father's advice he came to Washington in April, 1886, and first located in Chebalis, Lewis county, where he succeeded his brother Charles, who had died the previous December, in the banking house of Coffman & Allen, which business has since merged into the First National Bank of Chebalis. Here he remained, meeting with fair success, when he was solicited by friends to come to Tacoma, and take charge of the organization and management of the Tacoma Trust and Savings Bank, which was incorporated in May, 1887. He accepted the proposition, and in August came to Tacoma, and in October, 1887, opened the bank-the pioneer institution of the kind in the city-of which he was chosen secretary and the cashier, and of which he is now one of the principal stockholders. It has now, (1890), grown under Mr. Allen's careful and acceptable management, to one of the
strong, permanent, and popular financial institutions of Tacoma.
Recognizing Mr. Allen's ability, business integrity and popular favor in which he was held, the Republican party of Tacoma, selected him as its candidate for mayor in May, 1890.
September 5th, 1888, at Chebalis, Washington, Mr. Allen was married. to Miss Florence A., daughter of Hon. J. H. Long, of that town, and the first and present State senator of Lewis county.
While Mr. Allen came to the territory of Washington (now a State) but four years ago, a young man, to earn a livelihood, with but the good-will
of many friends, among whom were such men as United States Senator C. B. Farwell, Hon. Jos. Medill, editor of the Chicago Tribune, J. R. Walsh, president of the Chicago National Bank, and others, he has, during that period, built up a successful business, and through the temporary aid of friends in the outset, and through judicious and successful management, accumulated a fair fortune. He has a fine home, is hospitable, generous and true to friends, true to principle, to manhood, to his obligations and to his citizenship.
CHARLES W. HOBART.
VERSIONS OF THE BIBLE.*
HISTORICAL ACCOUNT OF THE MORE IMPORTANT VERSIONS AND EDITIONS.
An edition of the "Bishop's " Bible was printed in English at London by Christopher Barker, and one in Latin at Frankfort by Feirabendi. An edition of the Bible was printed in French at Lyons by Harlemius.
Cardinal Caraffa, by order of Pope Sixtus V., published an edition of the MS., bearing the name of "Codex Vaticanus." The Cardinal and his associates at Rome were employed nine years upon this work, which is sometimes called the "Sixtine" edition. This printed edition of the Septuagint is one of the most ancient and important versions of Scripture. The text has been frequently reprinted, and it may be called the textus receptus of the Greek Testament Scriptures.
An edition of the "Pagninus Bible," printed in Hebrew, Greek and Latin, was a reprint of the 1542 edition of Francis Vatablus. A copy is in the library of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, England.
* Copyrighted, 1889, by Chas. W. Darling.
An edition of the Bible was printed in English at London by Barker, who in the same year published an edition of the N.T.
An edition of the Bible was printed in Bohemian at the private printing establishment of Count Zerotin in Kralice, near Brunn, Moravia. An edition of the "Hutter" Bible was reproduced at Hamburg, and three times reprinted, Leonard Hutter, born at Ulm, 1563, was a learned divine, educated at Strasburg, Leipsic and Jena. He was for a time theological professor at Wittenberg, and later rector of the university. He was a strenuous adherent to the principles of Luther, and wrote several theological works, among which may be named Compendium Theologæ, Libri Christianæ Concordiæ, and Collegium Theologicum. He died of a fever in 1616. A copy of this Bible is in the possession of Mr. Mendes Cohen, corresponding secretary of the Maryland Historical Society.
An edition of the Bible was printed in Latin at Antwerp by Plantin, and a French Bible was published at Geneva by a publisher unknown to the compiler.