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Seating accommodation, in St. An-. drew's Prasbyterian Church last evening, on the occasion of the, special mission service conducted by Mr J. Bissett was taxed to the utmost. Mr Bissett told a thrilling story of Billy Sunday, the ex-champion baseball player and great American preacher. The speaker was an eye-witness of this remarkable man's work in the city of New York, where he preached in a tabernacle capable of accommodating 20,000 people, and which even then proved too small for the congregations. As a preacher and reformer, Billy Sunday was, said Mr Bissett, the most important man in the States. He was a wonderful prohibition lecturer, being responsible for the carrying of Nolicense in 11 out of 15 towns in the States. In all, as a result of his special effort, 1700 saloons had been closed. ' -. , ; •

A feature of the service was the singing of Miss Bissett, who rendered with pleasing effect Billy Sunday's favourite song, "Brighten the Comer Where You Are." She also sang "He is Just the Same To-day," with equal success.

The mission will bo continued thus evening. An old folks' re-union will be held to-morrow afternoon.

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ST. ANDREW'S CHURCH., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9603, 7 May 1919

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ST. ANDREW'S CHURCH. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9603, 7 May 1919

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