Let us suppose, gentle reader, that it is now the year of the world three thousand eight hundred and thirty, and let us, for a few minutes, imagine ourselves at that most grotesque habitation of man, the remarkable city of Antioch. To be sure there were, in Syria and other countries, sixteen cities of that appellation, besides the one to which I more particularly allude.
Every one has seen the Mediterranean; but let me tell you, there are few who have had a peep at Antioch. By few, I mean, few who, like you and me, have had, at the same time, the advantages of a modern education.
Surely this is a loud noise even for Antioch! It argues some commotion of unusual interest."
"Next stop is Antioch!" announced the cheerful sailor, after the manner of a railway conductor.
By then we were close to Antioch. The wind was shouting through our rigging, the Mary Rebecca was half over on her side and rushing ahead like an ocean greyhound.
It all happened in a flash, for the next minute Antioch was behind and we were heeling it up the San Joaquin toward Merryweather, six miles away.
Hours afterward, in the fires of sunset, where the Sacramento and the San Joaquin tumble their muddy floods together, I took the New York Cut-Off, skimmed across the smooth land-locked water past Black Diamond, on into the San Joaquin, and on to Antioch
, where, somewhat sobered and magnificently hungry, I laid alongside a big potato sloop that had a familiar rig.
All these the Parthian (now some ages past By great Arsaces led, who founded first That empire) under his dominion holds, From the luxurious kings of Antioch
You can get off the train at Black Diamond or Antioch
and travel around among the big farming islands on the steamers and launches.
-- Goals: Ivanovas3, Jurinek1, Lynn1, Aguayo1, Coleman1; Assists: Foote1, Lynn1, Coleman1, Eifert1.
NNA - The Holy Father has sent a telegram of condolences to Cardinal Bechara Boutros Rai, O.M.M., Patriarch of Antioch
of the Maronites, Lebanon, for the death of Cardinal Nasrallah Pierre Sfeir, who was Patriarch of the same See from 1986 to 2011 and died on 12 May, three days before his 99th birthday.