As the official body representing the Bismarck Methodist Episcopal church, we wish to express our disapproval of certain remarks made by Philippe Fontaine, in his recent lecture, that were derogatory to the religious beliefs of friends who were present. We do not indorse his action, and deeply regret that such utterances were made in our church.

By order of the official board,

J.P. Jackson.

Bismarck Daily Tribune, 1/11/1902

The Dickinson Press says Dr. Fontaine, who lectured there, did not make {illeg.} strike in that place. He bragged of his "graft" according to the Press, smoked cigarettes and flirted with the pretty girls. The Press is inclined to believe him an imposter.

Bismarck Daily Tribune, 1-18-1902

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