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i The Evangelistic services conducted by Mr I Haminett of Christchurch, in the Baptist | Church last week and in the Primitive , Methodist Church this week, have not been I largely attended but have continued to grow L in interest and in numbers, the meeting held Last night being the best of the series. Good has been clone by the services,', and a suggestion to carry on the meetings for: another week in the Primitive Methodist Church by the help of the local ministers was received with general approval, and arrangements for the meetings are being made. Some members of the Ordnance Survey ..-,:■.;'■..,■ . " i the South of Scotland, In^ ■ t ,- ■ ■ , ■> of their calling they entered' 'a field belonging to a crusty old farmer., See-, ' ing the strangers manoeuvring in a' way he>. ■■in. i !.<■. '..:...»,:■■., :.- . . :.. ' pri . ? " % ■■ W . ' . v, ■■■...' ' "'i . '. '. ■■ ■ " Oh, we have a right to go anywhere 1" returned one of the company. . "We are surveying, and here are bur Government papers." • "Papers here or papers there, returned the farmer, " oot ye gang—^)ot o' my field:!" '*No we sh'a'n't," returned the man; "and you are rendering yourself liable to .prosecution, for, interrupting-us.'.' , ,^lie .farmer said no, more, but went over to a shed ppening"into the'field, and le't'oiVta 'savage' bull. The bull no' sooner saw the red'• coats •than he < \ went. for f' them as if mad. ■ i IJie surveyors snatched up their, theodolite and flew for their lives, while the old farmer',- in great glee, yelled after them, " What are ye rinnin' for'?; Can ye no show 1 the, bull; yerGovernment papers." With reference to the letter w.liich ap" peared in yesterday's issue, re Bishop, Julius' visit, we'are ■ requested 'by m'emhejs/ 6i the Vestery of St Stephen's Church to say that so far from wishing -vfi.-My i; , * •I!i^-r members of other ■ ■■::<> , m:v\it :r-:n :■> night's meeting they «..:■■■■■ ■ :' >! ■:i ■ and that, no '.precedencje or perfereuce as regards seats wilt be^grven toSrienrbers'of'the v English , Church; also that every endeavour will be made to find room for all that-wish to come, ■-1 i; i ■ "■ .: ■'.ccommodation will be „..:: s'ili 1 :■>" a - -li -430"p^T'ThX" Two or three hymns will be sung, ;■■!■■ having copies of "Hymns Ancient and Modem " are requested to;bring. them..,.,

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2432, 17 May 1890

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Ashburton Guardian Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2432, 17 May 1890