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From: "Fran Warren" <>
Subject: [ARKANSAS] Van Buren Press- January 14, 1911
Date: Wed, 12 Jun 2002 10:50:59 -0700
Van Buren Press
Crawford County, Arkansas
January 14, 1911
THE WORLD WILL END WITHIN A YEAR
Chicago, Jan. 8.- Prophesying that the world will come to an end between
April 7, 1911, and April 7, 1912, Fredrick William Kasperelt, a Chicago
machinist, who styles himself "the promised prophet Elias", has sent
warnings to every crowned head of Europe, as well as to the president of the
greatest republics and the emperor of Japan.
"Elias", who is employed by the Chicago Electric Company, today set forth
the claim that he had been born to warn the world of the end. His mother
had, he said, on her deathbed at their old home in Prussia, been visited by
two angels, who told her of his mission. Later, he says, he had visitations
from the angels.
He came to America following a visitation from an angel, who said:
"Go into the new world, where so closely they do not cling to the old
Five weeks ago Kasperiet says he received a direct command from his angel
"Send letters", said the angel, "to the rulers of twelve countries and to
their capitals. Go thou on the date appointed, even from the first to the
last, and do and thou art bid."
"For each capital there was a date", says Kaspereit. "For each ruler a month
set apart. From April 7, 1911, to May 7, I must be in Washington. There I
must secure a large hall where all the people can hear. To President Taft I
have already sent my letter, and from his secretary I have received the
signed return registry card, for all my mail is sent registered. Then on May
7 I must be in Rome, and to the king of Italy my letter already has gone.
"To Berlin, to Vienna, to Paris, to London, to Stockholm, to Copenhagen, to
St. Petersburg, to The Hague, to Madrid and to Lisbon am I directed to go
upon the date set apart for each.
"Finally the last city named by the angel was Jerusalem, and on April 7,
1912, I will set my foot on holy ground. Whether I am to remain in that city
or must journey into Asia, into Africa or to the isles of the sea, I know
not nor do I concern myself. The Lord will direct."
Fran Alverson Warren
|[ARKANSAS] Van Buren Press- January 14, 1911 by "Fran Warren" <>|