Religion: Beck, Bok, Burk

Beck, Bock, Burk

The people who came to the Academy of Music in Philadelphia, on the day a prize was to be awarded to that Philadelphian who had performed the most noteworthy service to the community of which his city is the centre, had no idea to whom it would be given. Most of them were distinguished Philadelphians, including the giver of the prize, Edward W. Bok, onetime editor of the Ladies Home Journal; a few looked with hope and excitement at the ivory casket, which stood on the speaker's stand, containing a gold medal,...

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