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There is sarcasm in the following extract from an article by a city pastor in a late number of the Congregationalist, but there is also a good deal of truth:—

"I have the best lot of people in my church I have ever met with. They get up entertainments, suppers and dinners which are models of their kind. They pay their bills with more promptness than any people I ever saw. In fact, they do everything in the world except the things for which the church was legitimately designed. And what can I do about it?"

The church certainly was never intended to be a restaurant or a place for fashionable entertainments.—Presbyter. Banner.