At tho aonual distribution of pr'z a m conneotion with tho sorlpturo tximlnacluns conducted by tho Otago Hundny Sohool Union, hold at Kuox Ohurob, Ounodl.i, on Monday evening, the R.v R. U. M, Sutherland, one of the ex*u.inyrß, k-jpt thuoo present In a stato of monimout for come 0 >i.**id«r*blo timo by giving the- auaworo of some of thu oaoitldatoa to scriptural questions. Tbe oximluore, aaid Mr SuthorUnd, had aoquired *um_ new aud strange Information, and he proposed to givo the meetltg some of ihe highest specimens. For Instance, thoy were astoulahed to learn th»t, aooording to ono of tho pap_r<i, Ell first told that Jesus had risen — (laughtur) — and ln another papor that lt was the Philistines who firot told them th-U Jesui had risen. — (Loud laughter.) Than they wore told that Pilate rraa one ol Jesua'a disciples — (Uaghtor) — thai Plla*e w-b a Hlj-h P«le;t, aud that Ptla.e was aho a leper. ~(R n iwed aughter ) They were alao told thai Peter be rayed Jems ; then that Mo*es waa the betrayer ; and a^aln that the Jaws betrayed Jeans by apltting In Ills face.— (Loud laughter.) They were aleo Informed that tbe temple was a large building Id Jerusalem ased la worshipping false gods— (laughter) that tbe temple was also a building uaed by money ohaugoiß, and that It had spikes un the top to keep the birds off -(Roars of laughter). Then another luformad them that lt waa generally used as a publlohouee, and by pooplo who sold dogß — (L»ughier.) Thoy were told that it waa Judas who -.nuolnted Jeau. ot Bethany — (laughter) -and again that Hj was -nuoinled by tha wife of Simon the epor, -(Rtnawed laughter.) Roforrlng to the Lord's Suppor, one replied that seven loaves and three fiihea wore divided at tt — (laugh-.er)— aud mat the Lord's Supper w«a b-.pt at the house of Simoon the leper. When the question ■• What Is the oounecil'jn b-tweou tho P-saover aod the L -rd's Suppor ? " -ai asked they were told tba'. a jar of wice was left ovor from tbe Passover, and it was used at the Lord's Supper,— (Liud laughter.) The sp.aker aaid he was not reading tho laughable answers for the purpose of oaualng Uughtor, These answers were oertalnly ve<y laughable, but they were also the very <pp situ of a laughing matter. Ho read them out so tint oa:>d dates might be cautioned from giving euoh auawors next y,»ar. Tho Rev E, Walker, who proalded, referring to the Rev Mr Satharland'a remarks, reminded those preseut that m all examinations funny answers were reoeived, but bis Idea was that those who made ridiculous answers suoh as they h»d jiat heard did much better than thoao who did uot go In for tho examinations at ail. — (Applause. )
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