"Prepare ye for the second coming of Christ; the twelfth hour is about to strike."

Captain Charles A. L. Totten, West Pointer, mathematician, writer, inventor, and savant, says the human race stands upon "an ominous threshold and that March next will witness the second advent of the Lord, which, to ordinary intellects, means the end of the world. "In the fulness of truth," he continues, "it means the end of man's haphazard, irresponsible methods and system. The 'iron crown' will be knocked off mortal brows and with an 'iron rod' immortal hands will thenceforth direct such human affairs as may survive the crisis. If this be not plain, God help the English understanding."

Captain Charles A. L. Totten, who predicts the second advent of Christ in the year 1899, is called by the world a dreamer, a man of fine, but in one line of misdirected, intellect. Yet as a matter of fact, Captain Totten is one of the few men whose prophecies, wild as they appear, are studied carefully and approached with respect by the scientific men of the age. They are read and studied perhaps not with any shade of belief in them, but because of the depth of the research which they display and of the mathematical mind, analytical almost beyond precedent, of which they give evidence. Totten's name is respected all over Europe.

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November 3, 1898

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