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had never been away from their homes until they came to this distant part of the world. There was much homesickness. Much of the drinking which disgraced us as a nation from Yokohama to Adelaide was due to the fact that the army furnished its men beer in the canteen ; but no recreation-rooms were furnished, and no facilities with which to while away the hours that hung so heavily. The military government also permitted greedy brewTers to import unlimited amounts o f American liquors and keep it on sale in the most public thoroughfares. The yearly license fee for a saloon in Manila was fixed at only $4. Among these soldier lads, only God will ever know how7 much of lasting good wras done by those w ho kept open this place of refuge and hope. Captain Plummer, a business man in Manila, gave lavishly of his money and time to make this Soldiersa Home a success. His sudden death in the latter part of 1899 was the first serious blow that was suffered by the infant Church. The help rendered by Chaplain Stull and Mr. and Mrs. Prautch was invaluable. Without their labors in preaching and in carrying
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