Page images
PDF
EPUB

The fete is to last five days, and on while the amphitheatre is already full Wednesday evening there is to be a at 7 o'clock in the morning; the whole grand illumination on the lake. scene is a delight. We pass Mont

We always linger in Vevey; on the reux and other Swiss villages. The shore of Lake Leman, in view of the shore of the lake is level for the mountains, it is a charming place to whole distance, while there are villas rest. Byron wrote about it—or of and hotels clear up the mountain Castle Chillon, near here—and Victor sides which are covered with vineHugo wrote, “I am in Vevey, pretty yards; walking on the beautiful roadlittle town-clean, English, comfor- .way where we walked nine miles table, and sheltered by the Alps as by when here last, to the Castle of Chila screen; clear, summer sky above, lon; now an electric railroad conveys bright sunshine, the hillsides covered you, which is soon loaded with peo. with rich, ripe grapes, and that mag- ple going to the fete. We soon come nificent emerald Lake Leman, en- to the railroad up the mountain cased as in silver amongst mountains (which has been built since we were of snow.”

here), to get a view of the lake. The We

go from here to Zermatt, where old castle is soon reached, and the we get a splendid view of the Matter- Hotel Byron, on which flies the stars horn and the Alps. Our steamer to and stripes. Boveret steams along the quay in

F. C. SESSIONS. front of Vevey; the crowds are gather

LAKE LEMAN, SWITZERLAND, Aug. ing for the fete, with flags flying, 1889.

WILLIAM BURTON ALLEN.

open to all.

Success is the watchword of the the opportunities are abundant and man of affairs, and when it is achieved it is evidence that it is not all of life William B. Allen is among those to live. Permanent success is rarely who have illustrated this fact. He the result of luck. Wealth obtained came to Washington in 1886, a young by chance is similar to that inherited man with purpose and will to improve -does not always come to stay, be- the opportunities here presented for cause the possessor has no practical

success in business and other affairs. knowledge of how it was acquired. He was well equipped by education, The struggle for success in the acqui- social standing, practical training and sition of wealth is the schooling experience to fill any position of which ripens and prepares the man trust, responsibility and prominence. to appreciate its value and to preserve At twenty years of age, (1875), he left it for the comforts it will bring him, college to do service in the treasurer's and the benefit it will secure to com- office of Cook county, Illinois, Chimon humanity in its distribution. cago-which office his father had pre

In Washington, success may be illus- viously held-and served in different trated thus: “Born 1855, in Slowtown, important and responsible capacities Pennsylvania ; acquired good practi- therein, with credit and favor for cal eduction and fair experience in the eight years. For some months prior business up to 1876.

Plodded for to the spring of 1886, Mr. Allen, as ten years to get ahead in Slowtown. deputy, had the entire charge and In 1886 secured money enough to pay management of the office of Wm. H. passage and a week's board and come Gleason, collector of the town of to Washington, where, with new vigor, South Chicago, the latter being othseized the first opportunity for busi- erwise engaged. The magnitude of ness. In 1890, had accumulated $100,- this responsibility may be imagined 000, more or less."

from the fact that Collector Gleason's Such are frequent records of suc

official bond was $8,050,000. During cessful men in Washington. No well- Mr. Allen's connection with these balanced man need fail of success if official positions he was brought in his aims and efforts are honorable contact with politicians and political and well and vigorously directed, as affairs, and for his business ability

com

a

and honorable methods he

visors of Cook county. William B.'s manded high respect.

mother's maiden name was Veronica Mr. Allen is a native of Elk Grove, Dibb, a native of Hull, England, who near Chicago, Illinois, his birth being came to the United States with her July, 13, 1854. He lived on a farm parents, at the age of sixteen years. with his parents and attended the Shortly prior to 1886, Mr. Allen's public school until he was sixteen father visited the Pacific Coast and years of age, (1870), when he entered

the Puget Sound region; observing the preparatory class of the North

the great resources and great responwestern University, at Evanston near sibilities of Washington, he, on his Chicago-Bishop Fowler, president- return home, advised his son to go in which, and in the advanced classes, there and avail himself of the fine he remained for three years, when he business opportunities that country left and took a course of business afforded, especially to young instruction in Bryant & Stratton's man of his gifts, to achieve success. commercial college, at Chicago, pre- Heeding his father's advice he came paratory to entering service in the

to Washington in April, 1886, and first Cook county treasurer's office in located in Chebalis, Lewis county, Chicago, in 1875.

where he succeeded his brother Mr. Allen's ancestors are English Charles, who had died the previous

both his father's and mother's December, in the banking house of side. His paternal great-grandfather Coffman & Allen, which business has was a sergeant in the artillery service since merged into the First National and cousin of Ethan Allen, of Revo- Bank of Chebalis. Here he remained, lutionary fame. His paternal grand meeting with fair success, when he father lived in Vermont, where Wil- was solicited by friends to come to liam B.'s father, Jesse Mills Allen, was Tacoma, and take charge of the born, at Stockbridge, July 30, 1829, organization and management of the and, at the age of six years came with Tacoma Trust and Savings Bank, his parents, in July, 1835, to Chicago, which was incorporated in May, 1887. where they have ever since lived on He accepted the proposition, and in the old “Homestead "purchased from August came to Tacoma, and in Octothe United States. He has always ber, 1887, opened the bank—the taken an active part in political pioneer institution of the kind in affairs, and for a term was elected to the city-of which he was chosen and held the office of county treas- secretary and the cashier, and of

on

of Cook county, the most which he is now one of the principal responsible office therein. He also stockholders. It has now, (1890), represented his district for several

grown under Mr. Allen's careful and years in the county board of super- acceptable management, to one of the

urer

strong, permanent, and popular finan- of many friends, among whom were cial institutions of Tacoma.

such men as United States Senator C. Recognizing Mr. Allen's ability, bus- B. Farwell, Hon. Jos. Medill, editor of iness integrity and popular favor in the Chicago Tribune, J. R. Walsh, which he was held, the Republican president of the Chicago National party of Tacoma, selected him as its Bank, and others, he has, during that candidate for mayor in May, 1890. period, built up a successful business,

September 5th, 1888, at Chebalis, and through the temporary aid of Washington, Mr. Allen was married friends in the outset, and through to Miss Florence A., daughter of Hon. judicious and successful management, J. H. Long, of that town, and the accumulated a fair fortune. He has first and present State senator of a fine home, is hospitable, generous Lewis county.

and trúe to friends, true to principle, While Mr. Allen came to the terri- to manhood, to his obligations and to tory of Washington (now a State) but his citizenship. four years ago, a young man, to earn

CHAT

ARLES W. HOBART. a livelihood, with but the good-will

VERSIONS OF THE BIBLE.*

HISTORICAL ACCOUNT OF THE

MORE

IMPORTANT VERSIONS AND EDITIONS.

XX.

1585.

An edition of the Bible was printed An edition of the “Bishop's " Bible in English at London by Barker, who was printed in English at London by in the same year published an edition Christopher Barker, and one in Latin of the N.T. at Frankfort by Feirabendi. An edi. An edition of the Bible was printed tion of the Bible was printed in French in Bohemian at the private printing at Lyons by Harlemius.

establishment of Count Zerotin in 1586.

Kralice, near Brunn, Moravia. An Cardinal Caraffa, by order of Pope edition of the “Hutter" Bible was Sixtus V., published an edition of the reproduced at Hamburg, and three MS., bearing the name of “Codex times reprinted. Leonard Hutter, Vaticanus." The Cardinal and his born at Ulm, 1563, was a learned associates at Rome were employed divine, educated at Strasburg, Leipnine years upon this work, which is sic and Jena. He was for a time sometimes called the “Sixtine" edi- theological professor at Wittenberg, tion. This printed edition of the and later rector of the university. Septuagint is one of the most an- He was a strenuous adherent to the cient and important versions of Scrip- principles of Luther, and wrote sevture. The text has been frequently eral theological works, among which reprinted, and it may be called the may be named Compendium Theotextus receptus of the Greek Testament logæ, Libri Christianæ Concordiæ, Scriptures.

and Collegium Theologicum. He died 1587.

of a fever in 1616. A copy of this An edition of the “ Pagninus Bible,” Bible is in the possession of Mr. Menprinted in Hebrew, Greek and Latin, des Cohen, corresponding secretary

a reprint of the 1542 edition of of the Maryland Historical Society. Francis Vatablus. A copy is in the

An edition of the Bible was printed library of Corpus Christi College. in Latin at Antwerp by Plantin, and Cambridge, England.

a French Bible was published at Ge

neva by a publisher unknown to the * Copyrighted, 1889, by Chas. W. Darling. compiler.

was

« PreviousContinue »