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From Constantinople to Nazareth

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The Summit Herald of April 7, 1906 reported that Governor Stokes signed a bill substituting electrocution for hangings in executions in New Jersey. Dr. A.H. Tuttle sent another letter about his trip to the Holy Land. He commented on the beautiful Saint Sophia mosque in Constantinople, and on the filthy streets, overrun with stray dogs. He found Galilee—especially Nazareth, the hometown of Jesus—spiritually moving. E.P Burroughs & Sons, the undertakers, purchased “a handsome pair of black horses” valued at $800. An anonymous donor bought a lovely potted plant for each of the 13 classrooms in Public School No. 1.

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