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'LUDICROUS SCENE IN A CHURCH.

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LUDICROUS SCENE IN A CHURCH. While a certain didpe, Rays the Stirling Journal, was oofiieiating in a church not a hundredmiles from Gartmore on the evening of Sunday last, a very amusing scene oc- curred. His object on special occasions is to warn his hearers against the wicked machinations of the Evil One. Reverting to his favourite theme, suddenly a large window blind and feller behind the pulpit lost its hold, and fell right over the preacher, completely con- cealing him for a time. Thiar brought the discourse to an abrupt termination. In its descent the roller smashed a number of the panes, and the peculiar noise of the falling glass, following in quick succession the enshroud- ing of the preacher, added panic to his already terrified condition. Ignorant of the cause of the ridiculous hurly-burly, he thought, as he had exceeded in his denunciations the bounds of discretion, his Satanic Majesty had arrived in person to take him to task for slander and abusive language, having caught him in the act. Seeing that defiance was impossible, he called out, I'm gone," and with one bound cleared the pulpit, never stopping till he reached the extreme corner of the church. Some of his hearers were struck with terror, while others, unable to repress their feelinga burst into laughter.

,"A WEST-END AGAPEMONE."

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