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An Accommodating Clergyman. —An Anglican parson, being called upon to celebrate the rite of baptism, required the production of godfather and godmothers. The only available male sponsor who could be found handy was a still' Cameronian, who consented to do the needful for the friend’s bairn. The minister duly arrived at that part of the service which requires the godfather’s assent to the creed, and to other vital doctrines of the Church of England. The Cameronian, being asked in the usual way if he believed all that, frankly re joined that he “ didn’t believe a word of it.” His reverence was fora influent taken aback, and hesitated, but quickly regained his self-possession, saying, “Well, it’s no matter; we’ll go on with the service !”

An old hat belonging to Na] oleou I. was recently advertised for sale in Paris. We shouldn’t think it would bring much as both the Nap. ond crown are gone.;

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume I, Issue 10, 18 October 1879

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