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Ate The Church

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Bishop Williamaof Marqaette waarecent ]y invitr-d to serve his vAmn mater, Cornell cniversity, as nniversity preacher. Ho díd so, coming straight from (lie syuod of (bo Oaaadian churcfa at Winnipeg aurl bringiug this story with him: "Thei'o was u missioiiary bishop there, " said Bishop Williams, "who had been gix weeks in coming, most of the way by canon. He rose and begmi by sayiug that lie wonld spoak for himself aud for a brother bishop who, unfortuñately, oonld uot be present. He was sorry to suy that his brothcr's diocese bad gono to the dogs. A general gloom followed these words. He went on to say that the bishop had fouud souiauy inquirers after religión among the Eskimo north of Huclsou bay that hfl had to build a church. As there was no wood ho nsod whale's ribs for rafters, covering them with tanned walrus hide and so made a church to hold 80 persons. 'All went merry as a marriage bel)' for a time until - the dogsgrew famished and ate the church. " -


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