Religion: Doukhobor Race

An emaciated, unkempt, aging man who looks more than his 50 years was taken out of prison in Prince Albert, Sask. one night last week, bundled hastily into a railway car. On the eastern edge of Canada, at Halifax, a ship awaited him. He would be put aboard, taken to his native Russia. There, he felt sure, waited Death. He was Peter Verigin II, leader of Western Canada's 17,000 Doukhobors. With him were government officials, to hustle him along, keep his progress quiet. When the train reached Montreal Peter Verigin II was hustled through...

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